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On This Day in History:  April 23

April 23 is the 113th day of the year (114th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 252 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2020
UK man celebrates £58 million EuroMillions jackpot win. A United Kingdom man who won a £58 million (US$71.6 million) lottery jackpot celebrated by having a beer with his brothers — at a 6-foot distance.
2019
Wisconsin man, 24, claims $768.4M Powerball lottery jackpot. The winner of a Powerball lottery ticket worth $768.4 million has been revealed. He is 24-year-old Manuel Franco of West Allis.
2019
Inexperienced lottery player's confusion leads to $150,000 prize. A novice lottery player in Oregon who ended up confused while trying to buy a Powerball ticket had his inexperience pay off when he won $150,000.
2018
Illinois Lottery sells tickets for instant games after top prizes are gone. Illinois' practice of keeping some scratch-off games on the market indefinitely after top prizes have been awarded stands in contrast to other states, whose lotteries are required to pull a game within a specific time frame once the last remaining top prize has been claimed.
2016
Leftover lottery tickets turned into stunning living room art. Artists in New York City turned $70,000 worth of used lottery tickets into a recycled masterpiece.
2016
Alabama Legislature seems unlikely to approve lottery. Like buying a Powerball ticket, establishing an Alabama lottery seems more likely to end in grief than gain.
2015
Alabama woman claims $80 million Powerball jackpot. An Alabama woman has claimed her prize from the winning Powerball ticket sold in North Escambia, Florida, on April 11.
2013
Texas House reconsiders vote to abolish lottery commission. The Texas House reversed itself Tuesday and tentatively passed a bill that allows the Texas Lottery Commission to continue operating for another 12 years.
2013
NY brothers' $5 million lottery theft trial enters second day. The trial of two brothers accused of trying to claim $5 million in winnings off a stolen lottery ticket started Monday at 1:00 pm in Onondaga County Court, in Syracuse, New York.
2013
Texas House votes to abolish state lottery. The Texas House voted 81-65 to abolish the state lottery Tuesday, which would strip more than $1 billion a year from public schools.
2013
One ticket wins historic Jersey Cash 5 jackpot. One winning Jersey Cash 5 ticket worth $1,930,747 was sold in Middlesex County, New Jersey, for the Monday, April 22 drawing.
2012
Few major lottery jackpot winners get chance to be anonymous. Kansas and Maryland are two of only six states that allow lottery winners' names to remain secret.
2010
Man threw away $153,000 lottery ticket. A British postal worker said his marriage ended and he has become a laughing stock at work because he threw away a $153,000 scratch-off lottery ticket.
2010
Lottery Winner's Plans? Paying the Bills. A Missouri man who won a $258 million Powerball jackpot and plans to use some of the money to pay bills, replace his two missing front teeth and take his children to Disney World said he hasn't decided whether he'll quit his job at the convenience store where he bought the winning ticket.
2010
Store clerk is winner of $258.5M Powerball lottery jackpot. The winning ticket for the biggest jackpot in Missouri history was sold at a convenience store in Marshall, and a store official said Thursday that the winner is a clerk who works at the store.
2008
Mass. lottery store is success story. Ted's Stateline Mobil is the King Kong of Massachusetts Lottery agents, having sold $12.6 million worth of lottery tickets in 2007 -- the most of any store in the state.
2008
Colorado Lottery director to retire. After 4 years on the job, Margaret "Peggy" Gordon is retiring as director of the Colorado Lottery.
2007
Only 1 day left to claim $19M N.J. Lottery jackpot. The winner of a $19 million New Jersey Lottery jackpot for last year's April 24 Pick 6 Lotto drawing has until Tuesday to claim the prize, lottery officials said.
2007
Indiana Lottery privatization on hold. Gov. Mitch Daniels said Friday he is putting off but not giving up on his hopes of privatizing the Hoosier Lottery and wants a yearlong, statewide "conversation" on how best to spend the $2 billion or more the lease could bring.
2006
S.C. may ban illegal aliens from claiming lottery prizes. South Carolina State Rep. John Graham Altman filed a bill in February to prohibit illegal aliens from collecting South Carolina lottery winnings.
2006
Lucky store! So who's the Florida Lotto winner?. A steady stream of customers has been coming through the Cumberland Farms store in Port St. Lucie, Florida, buying potato chips and gum -- and trading rumors.
2006
Sales for new Texas Lotto starts today. Last night's $32 million jackpot Lotto Texas drawing was the last for the much-loathed little guy, who proved unpopular with players.
2006
N.C. Lottery sales on target. The North Carolina lottery needs to generate $3.3 million per day to hit the target $420 million sought annually to help pay for education projects around the state.
2004
New Oregon Lottery Game Causing Problems. This is the latest Oregon Lottery game called "Click and Play" could be dangerous to your computer.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$251 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 23, 2016
2.$192 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 23, 2019
3.$174 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 24, 2020
4.$173 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 25, 2012
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.€140.76 Million
US$158.03 Million
Draw Date
Apr 23, 2019
8.$158 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 25, 2018
9.$155 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 24, 2009
10.$150 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 23, 2014
10.$150 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 24, 2019
12.$125 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 23, 2008
13.$116 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 24, 2013
14.$108 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 26, 2016
15.$103 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 24, 2004
16.$100 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 26, 2017
17.€75 Million
US$99.27 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Apr 24, 2009
18.€90 Million
US$99.23 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Apr 24, 2020
19.$96 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 24, 2018
20.€68 Million
US$94.08 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Apr 25, 2014
21.$92 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 23, 2013
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.$76 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 24, 2012

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1991
Tuesday, Apr 23, 1991
29 years old
1987
Thursday, Apr 23, 1987
33 years old
1987
Thursday, Apr 23, 1987
33 years old
1985
Tuesday, Apr 23, 1985
35 years old
1983
Saturday, Apr 23, 1983
37 years old
1973
Monday, Apr 23, 1973
47 years old
1973
Monday, Apr 23, 1973
47 years old
1969
Wednesday, Apr 23, 1969
51 years old
1966
Saturday, Apr 23, 1966
54 years old
1965
Friday, Apr 23, 1965
55 years old
1964
Thursday, Apr 23, 1964
56 years old
1960
Saturday, Apr 23, 1960
60 years old
(year not provided)
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Worldwide Events On This Day

2018
A vehicle-ramming attack kills 10 people and injures 16 in Toronto. A 25-year-old suspect, Alek Minassian is arrested.
2013
At least 28 people are killed and more than 70 are injured as violence breaks out in Hawija, Iraq.
2005
The first ever YouTube video, titled "Me at the zoo", was published by user "jawed".
1993
Eritreans vote overwhelmingly for independence from Ethiopia in a United Nations-monitored referendum.
1993
Sri Lankan politician Lalith Athulathmudali is assassinated while addressing a gathering, approximately four weeks ahead of the Provincial Council elections for the Western Province.
1990
Namibia becomes the 160th member of the United Nations and the 50th member of the Commonwealth of Nations.
1985
Coca-Cola changes its formula and releases New Coke. The response is overwhelmingly negative, and the original formula is back on the market in less than three months.
1979
Fighting breaks out in London between the Anti-Nazi League and the Metropolitan Police's Special Patrol Group; protester Blair Peach receives fatal injuries during the incident, now officially attributed to the SPG.
1971
Bangladesh Liberation War: The Pakistan Army and Razakarsmassacre approximately 3,000 Hindu emigrants in the Jathibhanga area of East Pakistan (now Bangladesh).
1968
Vietnam War: Student protesters at Columbia University in New York City take over administration buildings and shut down the university.
1967
Soviet space program: Soyuz 1 (Russian: Союз 1, Union 1) a manned spaceflight carrying cosmonaut Colonel Vladimir Komarov is launched into orbit.
1961
Algiers putsch by French generals.
1951
Cold War: American journalist William N. Oatis is arrested for espionage by the Communist government of Czechoslovakia.
1949
Chinese Civil War: Establishment of the People's Liberation Army Navy.
1946
Manuel Roxas is elected the last President of the Commonwealth of the Philippines.
1945
World War II: Adolf Hitler's designated successor, Hermann Göring, sends him a telegram asking permission to take leadership of the Third Reich. Martin Bormann and Joseph Goebbels advise Hitler that the telegram is treasonous.
1942
World War II: Baedeker Blitz: German bombers hit Exeter, Bath and York in retaliation for the British raid on Lübeck.
1941
World War II: The Greek government and King George II evacuate Athens before the invading Wehrmacht.
1940
The Rhythm Club fire at a dance hall in Natchez, Mississippi, kills 198 people.
1935
The Polish Constitution of 1935 is adopted.
1927
Cardiff City defeat Arsenal in the FA Cup Final, the only time it has been won by a team not based in England.
1920
The Grand National Assembly of Turkey (TBMM) is founded in Ankara. The assembly denounces the government of SultanMehmed VI and announces the preparation of a temporary constitution.
1918
World War I: The British Royal Navy makes a raid in an attempt to neutralise the Belgian port of Bruges-Zeebrugge.
1914
First baseball game at Wrigley Field, then known as Weeghman Park, in Chicago.
1879
Fire burns down the second main building and dome of the University of Notre Dame, which prompts the construction of the third, and current, Main Building with its golden dome.
1815
The Second Serbian Uprising: A second phase of the national revolution of the Serbs against the Ottoman Empire, erupts shortly after the annexation of the country to the Ottoman Empire.
1661
King Charles II of England, Scotland and Ireland is crowned in Westminster Abbey.
1660
Treaty of Oliva is established between Sweden and Poland.
1655
The Siege of Santo Domingo begins during the Anglo-Spanish War, and fails seven days later.
1635
The first public school in the United States, Boston Latin School, is founded in Boston.
1521
Battle of Villalar: King Charles I of Spain defeats the Comuneros.
1516
The Bayerische Reinheitsgebot (regarding the ingredients of beer) is signed in Ingolstadt.
1348
The founding of the Order of the Garter by King Edward III is announced on St. George's Day.
1343
St. George's Night Uprising commences in the Duchy of Estonia.
1016
Edmund Ironside succeeds his father Æthelred the Unready as King of England.
1014
Battle of Clontarf: High King of Ireland Brian Boru defeats Viking invaders, but is killed in battle.
711
Dagobert III succeeds his father King Childebert III as King of the Franks.
599
Maya king Uneh Chan of Calakmul attacks rival city-state Palenque in southern Mexico, defeating queen Yohl Ik'nal and sacking the city.
215 BC
A temple is built on the Capitoline Hill dedicated to Venus Erycina to commemorate the Roman defeat at Lake Trasimene.

Births On This Day

2018
Prince Louis of Cambridge, Prince of the United Kingdom
1995
Gigi Hadid, American fashion model and television personality
1994
Patrick Olsen, Danish footballer
1991
Nathan Baker, English footballer
1991
Caleb Johnson, American singer-songwriter
1991
Paul Vaughan, Australian-Italian rugby league player
1990
Dev Patel, English actor
1989
Nicole Vaidišová, Czech tennis player
1988
Victor Anichebe, Nigerian footballer
1988
Alistair Brownlee, English triathlete
1988
Signe Ronka, Canadian figure skater
1988
Lenka Wienerová, Slovak tennis player
1987
Michael Arroyo, Ecuadorian footballer
1987
John Boye, Ghanaian footballer
1987
Emily Fox, American basketball player
1986
Sven Kramer, Dutch speed skater
1986
Alysia Montaño, American runner
1986
Rafael Fernandes, Brazilian baseball player
1985
Angel Locsin, Filipino actress, producer, and fashion designer
1984
Alexandra Kosteniuk, Russian chess player
1984
Jesse Lee Soffer, American actor
1983
Daniela Hantuchová, Slovak tennis player
1983
Ian Henderson, English rugby league player
1983
Carl Higbie, American Navy SEAL, author, and political commentator
1982
Tony Sunshine, American singer-songwriter
1979
Barry Hawkins, English snooker player
1979
Jaime King, American actress and model
1979
Joanna Krupa, Polish-American model and television personality
1979
Samppa Lajunen, Finnish skier
1978
Gezahegne Abera, Ethiopian runner
1977
John Cena, American professional wrestler and actor
1977
Andruw Jones, Curaçaoan baseball player
1977
David Kidwell, New Zealand rugby league player and coach
1977
Willie Mitchell, Canadian ice hockey player
1977
John Oliver, English comedian, actor, producer, and screenwriter
1977
Kal Penn, Indian-American actor
1977
Bram Schmitz, Dutch cyclist
1977
Lee Young-pyo, South Korean footballer
1976
Aaron Dessner, American guitarist, songwriter, and producer
1976
Darren Huckerby, English footballer
1975
Bobby Shaw, American football player
1974
Carlos Dengler, American bass player
1974
Michael Kerr, New Zealand-German rugby player
1973
Patrick Poulin, Canadian ice hockey player
1972
Pierre Labrie, Canadian poet and playwright
1972
Peter Dench, English photographer and journalist
1972
Amira Medunjanin, singer from Bosnia and Herzegovina
1971
Uli Herzner, German-American fashion designer
1970
Egemen Bağış, Turkish politician, 1st Minister of European Union Affairs
1970
Dennis Culp, American singer-songwriter and trombonist
1970
Andrew Gee, Australian rugby league player and manager
1970
Hans Välimäki, Finnish chef and author
1970
Tayfur Havutçu, Turkish international footballer and manager
1969
Martín López-Zubero, American-Spanish swimmer and coach
1969
Yelena Shushunova, Russian gymnast
1969
Richard Wolstencroft, Australian director and producer
1968
Bas Haring, Dutch philosopher, writer, television presenter and professor.
1968
Ken McRae, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1968
Timothy McVeigh, American terrorist, Oklahoma City bombing co-perpetrator (d. 2001)
1967
Rheal Cormier, Canadian baseball player
1967
Melina Kanakaredes, American actress
1966
Jörg Deisinger, German bass player
1966
Matt Freeman, American bass player (Rancid and Operation Ivy)
1966
Lembit Oll, Estonian chess Grandmaster (d. 1999)
1965
Leni Robredo, Filipina activist, 14th Vice President of the Philippines
1964
Gianandrea Noseda, Italian pianist and conductor
1963
Paul Belmondo, French race car driver
1963
Robby Naish, American windsurfer
1962
John Hannah, Scottish actor and producer
1962
Shaun Spiers, English businessman and politician
1961
George Lopez, American comedian, actor, and talk show host
1961
Pierluigi Martini, Italian race car driver
1960
Steve Clark, English guitarist and songwriter (d. 1991)
1960
Barry Douglas, Irish pianist and conductor
1960
Léo Jaime, Brazilian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
1960
Claude Julien, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1959
Unity Dow, Botswanan judge, author, and rights activist
1959
Valerie Bertinelli, American actress
1958
Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson, Icelandic composer and producer
1958
Ryan Walter, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1957
Neville Brody, English graphic designer, typographer, and art director
1957
Jan Hooks, American actress and comedian (d. 2014)
1955
Judy Davis, Australian actress
1955
Tony Miles, English chess player (d. 2001)
1955
Urmas Ott, Estonian journalist and author (d. 2008)
1954
Stephen Dalton, English air marshal
1954
Michael Moore, American director, producer, and activist
1953
James Russo, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1952
Narada Michael Walden, African-American singer-songwriter, drummer, and producer
1951
Martin Bayerle, American treasure hunter
1950
Rowley Leigh, English chef and journalist
1950
Barbara McIlvaine Smith, Sac and Fox Nation Native American politician
1949
Paul Collier, English economist and academic
1949
David Cross, English violinist
1949
John Miles, British rock singer, songwriter, and guitarist
1948
Pascal Quignard, French author and screenwriter
1948
Serge Thériault, Canadian actor
1947
Robert Burgess, English sociologist and academic
1947
Glenn Cornick, English bass player (Jethro Tull) (d. 2014)
1947
Bernadette Devlin McAliskey, Irish republican activist; co-founder, Irish Republican Socialist Party (1974); British MP Mid Ulster (1969-74)
1946
Blair Brown, American actress
1946
Carlton Sherwood, American soldier and journalist (d. 2014)
1944
Jean-François Stévenin, French actor and director
1943
Gail Goodrich, American basketball player and coach
1943
Tony Esposito, Canadian-American ice hockey player, coach, and manager
1943
Frans Koppelaar, Dutch painter
1943
Hervé Villechaize, French actor (d. 1993)
1942
Sandra Dee, American model and actress (d. 2005)
1941
Jacqueline Boyer, French singer and actress
1941
Arie den Hartog, Dutch road bicycle racer (d. 2018)
1941
Paavo Lipponen, Finnish journalist and politician, 38th Prime Minister of Finland
1941
Michael Lynne, American film producer, co-founded New Line Cinema
1941
Ed Stewart, English radio and television host (d. 2016)
1941
Ray Tomlinson, American computer programmer and engineer (d. 2016)
1940
Michael Copps, American academic and politician
1940
Dale Houston, American singer-songwriter (d. 2007)
1940
Michael Kadosh, Israeli footballer and manager (d. 2014)
1939
Jorge Fons, Mexican director and screenwriter
1939
Bill Hagerty, English journalist
1939
Lee Majors, American actor
1939
Ray Peterson, American pop singer (d. 2005)
1937
Victoria Glendinning, English author and critic
1937
David Mills, English cricketer (d. 2013)
1937
Barry Shepherd, Australian cricketer (d. 2001)
1936
Roy Orbison, American singer-songwriter (d. 1988)
1934
George Canseco, Filipino composer and producer (d. 2004)
1933
Annie Easley, African-American computer scientist, mathematician, and engineer (d. 2011)
1932
Halston, American fashion designer (d. 1990)
1932
Jim Fixx, American runner and author (d. 1984)
1930
Michael Bowen, Gibraltarian-English archbishop
1929
George Steiner, French-American philosopher, author, and critic
1928
Shirley Temple, American actress, singer, dancer, and diplomat (d. 2014)
1926
J.P. Donleavy, American-Irish novelist and playwright (d. 2017)
1926
Rifaat el-Mahgoub, Egyptian politician (d. 1990)
1924
Chuck Harmon, American baseball player and scout
1924
Bobby Rosengarden, American drummer and bandleader (d. 2007)
1923
Dolph Briscoe, American lieutenant and politician, 41st Governor of Texas (d. 2010)
1923
Avram Davidson, American soldier and author (d. 1993)
1921
Cleto Bellucci, Italian archbishop (d. 2013)
1921
Janet Blair, American actress and singer (d. 2007)
1921
Warren Spahn, American baseball player and coach (d. 2003)
1920
Eric Grant Yarrow, 3rd Baronet, English businessman (d. 2018)
1919
Oleg Penkovsky, Russian colonel (d. 1963)
1918
Maurice Druon, French author and screenwriter (d. 2009)
1917
Dorian Leigh, American model (d. 2008)
1917
Tony Lupien, American baseball player and coach (d. 2004)
1916
Yiannis Moralis, Greek painter and educator (d. 2009)
1916
Sinah Estelle Kelley, African-American chemist (d. 1982)
1915
Arnold Alexander Hall, English engineer, academic, and businessman (d. 2000)
1913
Diosa Costello, Puerto Rican-American entertainer, producer and club owner (d. 2013)
1911
Ronald Neame, English-American director, cinematographer, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2010)
1910
Simone Simon, French actress (d. 2005)
1908
Myron Waldman, American animator and director (d. 2006)
1907
Lee Miller, American model and photographer (d. 1977)
1907
Fritz Wotruba, Austrian sculptor, designed the Wotruba Church (d. 1975)
1904
Cliff Bricker, Canadian runner (d. 1980)
1904
Louis Muhlstock, Polish-Canadian painter (d. 2001)
1904
Duncan Renaldo, American actor (d. 1985)
1903
Guy Simonds, English-Canadian general (d. 1974)
1902
Halldór Laxness, Icelandic author and poet, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1998)
1901
E. B. Ford, English biologist and geneticist (d. 1988)
1900
Jim Bottomley, American baseball player and sportscaster (d. 1959)
1900
Joseph Green, Polish-American actor and director (d. 1996)
1899
Bertil Ohlin, Swedish economist and politician, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1979)
1899
Minoru Shirota, Japanese physician and microbiologist, invented Yakult (d. 1982)
1898
Lucius D. Clay, American general (d. 1978)
1897
Folke Jansson, Swedish triple jumper (d. 1965)
1897
Lester B. Pearson, Canadian historian and politician, 14th Prime Minister of Canada, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1972)
1895
Ngaio Marsh, New Zealand author and director (d. 1982)
1893
Frank Borzage, American actor and director (d. 1952)
1889
Karel Doorman, Dutch admiral (d. 1942)
1888
Georges Vanier, Canadian general and politician, 19th Governor General of Canada (d. 1967)
1882
Albert Coates, English composer and conductor (d. 1953)
1880
Michel Fokine, Russian dancer and choreographer (d. 1942)
1876
Arthur Moeller van den Bruck, German historian and author (d. 1925)
1867
Johannes Fibiger, Danish physician and pathologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1928)
1865
Ali-Agha Shikhlinski, Russian-Azerbaijani general (d. 1943)
1861
Edmund Allenby, 1st Viscount Allenby, English field marshal and diplomat, British High Commissioner in Egypt (d. 1936)
1861
John Peltz, American baseball player and manager (d. 1906)
1860
Justinian Oxenham, Australian public servant (d. 1932)
1858
Max Planck, German physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1947)
1858
Pandita Ramabai, Indian social reformer (d. 1922)
1858
Ethel Smyth, English composer (d. 1944)
1857
Ruggero Leoncavallo, Italian composer (d. 1919)
1856
Granville Woods, American inventor and engineer (d. 1910)
1853
Winthrop M. Crane, American businessman and politician, 40th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1920)
1819
Edward Stafford, Scottish-New Zealand educator and politician, 3rd Prime Minister of New Zealand (d. 1901)
1818
James Anthony Froude, English historian, novelist, biographer and editor (d. 1894)
1813
Stephen A. Douglas, American educator and politician, 7th Illinois Secretary of State (d. 1861)
1813
Frédéric Ozanam, Italian-French historian and scholar (d. 1853)
1812
Frederick Whitaker, English-New Zealand lawyer and politician, 5th Prime Minister of New Zealand (d. 1891)
1805
Johann Karl Friedrich Rosenkranz, German philosopher and academic (d. 1879)
1794
Wei Yuan, Chinese scholar and author (d. 1856)
1792
Thomas Romney Robinson, Irish astronomer and physicist (d. 1882)
1791
James Buchanan, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 15th President of the United States (d. 1868)
1748
Félix Vicq-d'Azyr, French physician and anatomist (d. 1794)
1744
Princess Charlotte Amalie Wilhelmine of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Plön (d. 1770)
1720
Vilna Gaon, Lithuanian rabbi and author (d. 1797)
1715
Johann Friedrich Doles, German composer and conductor (d. 1797)
1661
Issachar Berend Lehmann, German-Jewish banker, merchant and diplomat (d. 1730)
1628
Johannes Hudde, Dutch mathematician and politician (d. 1704)
1621
William Penn, English admiral and politician (d. 1670)
1598
Maarten Tromp, Dutch admiral (d. 1653)
1564
William Shakespeare, English playwright and poet (d. 1616)
1516
Georg Fabricius, German poet, historian, and archaeologist (d. 1571)
1512
Henry FitzAlan, 19th Earl of Arundel, Chancellor of the University of Oxford (d. 1580)
1500
Alexander Ales, Scottish theologian and academic (d. 1565)
1500
Johann Stumpf, Swiss writer (d. 1576)
1484
Julius Caesar Scaliger, Italian physician and scholar (d. 1558)
1464
Joan of France, Duchess of Berry (d. 1505)
1464
Robert Fayrfax, English Renaissance composer (d. 1521)
1420
George of Poděbrady, King of Bohemia (d. 1471)
1408
John de Vere, 12th Earl of Oxford (d. 1462)
1185
Afonso II of Portugal (d. 1223)
1141
Malcolm IV of Scotland (d. 1165)

Deaths On This Day

2016
Inge King, German-born Australian sculptor (b. 1915)
2016
Banharn Silpa-archa, Thai politician, Prime Minister from 1995-1996 (b. 1932)
2015
Richard Corliss, American journalist and critic (b. 1944)
2015
Ray Jackson, Australian activist (b. 1941)
2015
Pierre Claude Nolin, Canadian lawyer and politician, Speaker of the Canadian Senate (b. 1950)
2015
Jim Steffen, American football player (b. 1936)
2015
Francis Tsai, American author and illustrator (b. 1967)
2014
Benjamín Brea, Spanish-Venezuelan saxophonist, clarinet player, and conductor (b. 1946)
2014
Michael Glawogger, Austrian director, screenwriter, and cinematographer (b. 1959)
2014
Jaap Havekotte, Dutch speed skater and producer of ice skates (b. 1912)
2014
Connie Marrero, Cuban baseball player and coach (b. 1911)
2014
F. Michael Rogers, American general (b. 1921)
2014
Mark Shand, English conservationist and author (b. 1951)
2014
Patric Standford, English composer and educator (b. 1939)
2013
Bob Brozman, American guitarist (b. 1954)
2013
Robert W. Edgar, American educator and politician (b. 1943)
2013
Tony Grealish, English footballer (b. 1956)
2013
Antonio Maccanico, Italian banker and politician (b. 1924)
2013
Frank W. J. Olver, English-American mathematician and academic (b. 1924)
2013
Kathryn Wasserman Davis, American philanthropist and scholar (b. 1907)
2012
Lillemor Arvidsson, Swedish trade union leader and politician, 34th Governor of Gotland (b. 1943)
2012
Billy Bryans, Canadian drummer, songwriter and producer (b. 1947)
2012
Chris Ethridge, American bass player and songwriter (b. 1947)
2012
Raymond Thorsteinsson, Canadian geologist and paleontologist (b. 1921)
2012
LeRoy T. Walker, American football player and coach (b. 1918)
2011
James Casey, English comedian, radio scriptwriter and producer (b. 1922)
2011
Tom King, American guitarist and songwriter (b. 1943)
2011
Geoffrey Russell, 4th Baron Ampthill, English businessman and politician (b. 1921)
2011
Max van der Stoel, Dutch politician and Minister of State (b. 1924)
2011
John Sullivan, English screenwriter and producer (b. 1946)
2010
Peter Porter, Australian-born British poet (b. 1929)
2007
Paul Erdman, Canadian-American economist and author (b. 1932)
2007
David Halberstam, American journalist, historian and author (b. 1934)
2007
Peter Randall, English sergeant (b. 1930)
2007
Boris Yeltsin, Russian politician, 1st President of Russia (b. 1931)
2006
Phil Walden, American record producer and manager, co-founder of Capricorn Records (b. 1940)
2005
Joh Bjelke-Petersen, New Zealand-Australian politician, 31st Premier of Queensland (b. 1911)
2005
Robert Farnon, Canadian-English trumpet player, composer and conductor (b. 1917)
2005
Al Grassby, Australian journalist and politician (b. 1928)
2005
John Mills, English actor (b. 1908)
2005
Romano Scarpa, Italian author and illustrator (b. 1927)
2005
Earl Wilson, American baseball player, coach and educator (b. 1934)
2004
Herman Veenstra, Dutch water polo player (b. 1911)
2003
Fernand Fonssagrives, French-American photographer (b. 1910)
1998
Konstantinos Karamanlis, Greek lawyer and politician, 172nd Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1907)
1998
James Earl Ray, American assassin of Martin Luther King, Jr. (b. 1928)
1998
Thanassis Skordalos, Greek singer-songwriter and lyra player (b. 1920)
1997
Denis Compton, English cricketer and footballer (b. 1918)
1996
Jean Victor Allard, Canadian general (b. 1913)
1996
P. L. Travers, Australian-English author and actress (b. 1899)
1995
Douglas Lloyd Campbell, Canadian farmer and politician, 13th Premier of Manitoba (b. 1895)
1995
Howard Cosell, American lawyer and journalist (b. 1918)
1995
Riho Lahi, Estonian journalist (b. 1904)
1995
John C. Stennis, American lawyer and politician (b. 1904)
1993
Cesar Chavez, American activist, co-founded the United Farm Workers (b. 1927)
1992
Satyajit Ray, Indian director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1921)
1992
Tanka Prasad Acharya, Nepalese politician, 27th Prime Minister of Nepal (b. 1912)
1991
Johnny Thunders, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1952)
1990
Paulette Goddard, American actress (b. 1910)
1986
Harold Arlen, American composer (b. 1905)
1986
Jim Laker, English cricketer and sportscaster (b. 1922)
1986
Otto Preminger, Ukrainian-American actor, director, and producer (b. 1906)
1985
Sam Ervin, American lawyer and politician (b. 1896)
1985
Frank Farrell, Australian rugby league player and policeman (b. 1916)
1984
Red Garland, American pianist (b. 1923)
1983
Buster Crabbe, American swimmer and actor (b. 1908)
1981
Josep Pla, Catalan journalist and author (b. 1897)
1966
George Ohsawa, Japanese founder of the Macrobiotic diet (b. 1893)
1965
George Adamski, Polish-American ufologist and author (b. 1891)
1959
Bak Jungyang, Korean politician
1951
Jules Berry, French actor and director (b. 1883)
1951
Charles G. Dawes, American banker and politician, 30th Vice President of the United States, Nobel Peace Prize laureate (b. 1865)
1936
Teresa de la Parra, French-Venezuelan author (b. 1889)
1915
Rupert Brooke, English poet (b. 1887)
1907
Alferd Packer, American prospector (b. 1842)
1905
Gédéon Ouimet, Canadian politician, 2nd Premier of Quebec (b. 1823)
1895
Carl Ludwig, German physician and physiologist (b. 1815)
1889
Jules Amédée Barbey d'Aurevilly, French author and critic (b. 1808)
1850
William Wordsworth, English poet and author (b. 1770)
1839
Jacques Félix Emmanuel Hamelin, French admiral and explorer (b. 1768)
1827
Georgios Karaiskakis, Greek general (b. 1780)
1794
Guillaume-Chrétien de Lamoignon de Malesherbes, French lawyer and politician (b. 1721)
1792
Karl Friedrich Bahrdt, German theologian and author (b. 1741)
1784
Solomon I of Imereti (b. 1735)
1781
James Abercrombie, Scottish general and politician (b. 1706)
1702
Margaret Fell, English religious leader, founded the Religious Society of Friends (b. 1614)
1695
Henry Vaughan, Welsh poet and author (b. 1621)
1625
Maurice, Prince of Orange (b. 1567)
1616
Inca Garcilaso de la Vega, Peruvian historian and author (b. 1539)
1616
William Shakespeare, English playwright and poet (b. 1564)
1605
Boris Godunov, Russian ruler (b. 1551)
1554
Gaspara Stampa, Italian poet (b. 1523)
1501
Domenico della Rovere, Catholic cardinal (b. 1442)
1407
Olivier de Clisson, French soldier (b. 1326)
1400
Aubrey de Vere, 10th Earl of Oxford, English politician and nobleman (b. c. 1338)
1307
Joan of Acre (b. 1272)
1262
Aegidius of Assisi, companion of Saint Francis of Assisi
1217
Inge II of Norway (b. 1185)
1200
Zhu Xi, Chinese philosopher (b. 1130)
1196
Béla III of Hungary (b. c.1148)
1170
Minamoto no Tametomo, Japanese samurai (b. 1139)
1151
Adeliza of Louvain (b. 1103)
1124
Alexander I of Scotland (b. 1078)
1016
Æthelred the Unready, English son of Edgar the Peaceful (b. 968)
1014
Brian Boru, Irish king (b. 941)
997
Adalbert of Prague, Czech bishop, missionary, and saint (b. 956)
990
Ekkehard II, Swiss monk and abbot
944
Wichmann the Elder, Saxon nobleman
915
Yang Shihou, Chinese general
871
Æthelred of Wessex (b. 837)
725
Wihtred of Kent (b. 670)
711
Childebert III, Frankish king (b. 670)
303
Saint George, Roman soldier and martyr (b. 275)

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