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On This Day in History:  April 27

April 27 is the 117th day of the year (118th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 248 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2020
Inside look at the mysterious booklet every Australian lottery jackpot winner receives. Apart from mind-boggling good luck, there's one thing all division one lottery winners have in common — one humble brochure that gets mailed to every winner in Australia.
2020
Cratering lottery revenue is bad luck for NJ state worker pensions. There's a new cause for concern about New Jersey's chronically underfunded public-worker pension funds — sagging state Lottery revenues.
2017
College students audition to become a Lottery announcer. Nine students from several Rhode Island colleges gathered at Twin River Casino Wednesday night to audition for jobs reading the Daily Numbers and Wild Money numbers for the Rhode Island Lottery.
2017
Vermont paying $8,000 per month on unused lottery machines. Since last June, 25 lottery machines leased by the state of Vermont have gathered cobwebs in storage — unplugged and unused — at a cost of $8,000 a month.
2017
Long Island friends win $8.3M lottery jackpot. Two longtime friends from Lido Beach, New York, won $8.3 million in the Lotto drawing on March 18, the New York State Gaming Commission announced Wednesday.
2016
New Mexico Lottery celebrates 20 years in operation. The New Mexico Lottery is celebrating its 20th anniversary, unveiling a special logo and rewarding players with extra rewards points.
2015
Canadian lottery winner fighting to remain anonymous. The winner of a $50 million lottery who waited a year to collect the prize and has still not been named more than a month later is fighting for the right to remain anonymous.
2015
Meet the man who pays out UK lottery jackpots. Ever wondered how lottery winners are paid their money or who looks after them?
2014
Undercover officers catch store clerks keeping winning lottery tickets. Since 2009, the North Carolina Education Lottery has teamed up with local authorities for what they call a "Player Protection Campaign," aimed at caching cheating lottery clerks.
2010
Indiana man says store cost him $11.5M lottery jackpot. A 70-year-old retired chemist is suing a convenience store chain for more than $11.5 million, claiming its employees cheated him out of a large jackpot by refusing to sell him a lottery ticket.
2010
Lottery winner forgets wife's birthday. After Robert McIntosh win £4.4 million (US$6.75 million) in the Lottery, his wife expected a lavish birthday present -- but had to settle for a card.
2009
National Lottery win turned couple into benefits cheats, says judge. Brian and Wendy Rushin had lived "blameless lives" until they won the money in 2002 and became "misers".
2005
Missouri couple's lottery prize is 10-times what they expected. A St. Louis couple who went to the Missouri Lottery office to claim what they thought was a $130,000 prize ended becoming a whole lot richer than they thought they would be.
2005
Illinois man claims $37.5 million Lotto jackpot. A co-owner of Wagner Hunting and Fishing in Freeport, Illinois is a lot richer after claiming a $37.5 million Illinois Lotto jackpot.
2005
Texas lottery legislation seeks to ensure state's share of revenue. One Texas legislator is trying to make sure that Texas government doesn't run afoul of gambling's basic truism: The house always wins.
2005
Bulger victims seek share of lottery jackpot. In the decade since South Boston gangster James "Whitey" Bulger fled to avoid federal racketeering charges, the fight over who cashes in on his $1.9 million share of a Massachusetts lottery jackpot has been nearly as intense as the hunt for the fugitive.
2005
N.C. lottery bill may be changed in the Senate. A special North Carolina Senate committee will meet today to hash out the details of the lottery bill sent to them from the House.
2004
Iowa Lottery adds machines resembling slot machines at taverns. The Iowa Lottery will begin distributing 4,000 video pull-tab machines which resemble slot machines to taverns and fraternal clubs in the next few weeks.
2004
House approves strict rules for Colorado Lottery. Legislation designed to prevent conflicts of interest at the Colorado Lottery passed a key hurdle Monday and will likely soon land on the governor's desk.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$282 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 27, 2016
2.$229 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 30, 2019
3.$191 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 27, 2010
4.$186 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 28, 2020
5.$181 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 28, 2009
6.$177 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 28, 2018
7.$166 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 27, 2019
8.$162 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 30, 2008
9.€142.21 Million
US$158.63 Million
Draw Date
Apr 27, 2019
10.$140 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 27, 2013
11.€98 Million
US$130.03 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
May 1, 2009
12.$120 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 28, 2004
13.$118 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 29, 2016
14.$114 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 30, 2013
15.$113 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 29, 2017
16.$111 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 27, 2018
17.$110 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 28, 2000
18.€75 Million
US$103.73 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Apr 29, 2014
19.€90 Million
US$99.23 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
May 1, 2020
20.€79.26 Million
US$88.63 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
May 3, 2019
21.$88 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 27, 2012
22.€75.22 Million
US$85.36 Million
Draw Date
Apr 28, 2016
23.$85 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 29, 2008
23.$85 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 28, 2015
25.€75 Million
US$84.14 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
May 1, 2015

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1982
Tuesday, Apr 27, 1982
38 years old
1980
Sunday, Apr 27, 1980
40 years old
1979
Friday, Apr 27, 1979
41 years old
1979
Friday, Apr 27, 1979
41 years old
1974
Saturday, Apr 27, 1974
46 years old
1974
Saturday, Apr 27, 1974
46 years old
1965
Tuesday, Apr 27, 1965
55 years old
1962
Friday, Apr 27, 1962
58 years old
1948
Tuesday, Apr 27, 1948
72 years old

Worldwide Events On This Day

2018
Panmunjom Declaration signed, declaring the end of the Korean conflict
2012
At least four explosions hit the Ukrainian city of Dnipropetrovsk with at least 27 people injured.
2011
The 2011 Super Outbreak devastates parts of the Southeastern United States, especially the states of Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, and Tennessee. 205 tornadoes touched down on April 27 alone, killing more than 300 and injuring hundreds more.
2007
Estonian authorities remove the Bronze Soldier, a SovietRed Armywar memorial in Tallinn, amid political controversy with Russia.
2006
Construction begins on the Freedom Tower (later renamed One World Trade Center) in New York City.
2005
Airbus A380 aircraft had its maiden test flight.
1994
South African general election: The first democratic general election in South Africa, in which black citizens could vote. The Interim Constitution comes into force.
1993
All members of the Zambia national football teamlose their lives in a plane crash off Libreville, Gabon en route to Dakar, Senegal to play a 1994 FIFA World Cupqualifying match against Senegal.
1992
The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, comprising Serbia and Montenegro, is proclaimed.
1992
Betty Boothroyd becomes the first woman to be electedSpeaker of the British House of Commons in its 700-year history.
1992
The Russian Federation and 12 other former Soviet republics become members of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.
1989
The April 27 demonstrations, student-led protests responding to the April 26 Editorial, during the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989.
1987
The U.S. Department of Justice bars Austrian President Kurt Waldheim (and his wife, Elisabeth, who had also been a Nazi) from entering the US, charging that he had aided in the deportations and executions of thousands of Jews and others as a German Army officer during World War II.
1986
The city of Pripyat and surrounding areas are evacuated due to Chernobyl disaster.
1981
Xerox PARC introduces the computer mouse.
1978
Former United States President Nixon aide John D. Ehrlichman is released from an Arizona prison after serving 18 months for Watergate-related crimes.
1978
The Saur Revolution begins in Afghanistan, ending the following morning with the murder of Afghan President Mohammed Daoud Khan and the establishment of the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan.
1974
Ten thousand march in Washington, D.C., calling for the impeachment of U.S. President Richard Nixon.
1967
Expo 67 officially opens in Montreal, Quebec, Canada with a large opening ceremony broadcast around the world. It opens to the public the next day.
1961
Sierra Leone is granted its independence from the United Kingdom, with Milton Margai as the first Prime Minister.
1960
Togo gains independence from French-administered UN trusteeship.
1953
Operation Moolah offers $50,000 to any pilot who defected with a fully mission-capable Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15 to South Korea. The first pilot was to receive $100,000.
1945
World War II: The last German formations withdraw from Finland to Norway. The Lapland War and thus, World War II in Finland, comes to an end and the Raising the Flag on the Three-Country Cairn photograph is taken.
1945
World War II: Benito Mussolini is arrested by Italian partisans in Dongo, while attempting escape disguised as a German soldier.
1941
World War II: German troops enter Athens.
1941
World War II: The Communist Party of Slovenia, the Slovene Christian Socialists, the left-wing Slovene Sokols (also known as "National Democrats") and a group of progressive intellectuals establish the Liberation Front of the Slovene Nation.
1936
The United Auto Workers (UAW) gains autonomy from the American Federation of Labor.
1927
Carabineros de Chile (Chilean national police force and gendarmerie) are created.
1911
Following the resignation and death of William P. Frye, a compromise is reached to rotate the office of President pro tempore of the United States Senate.
1909
Sultan of Ottoman EmpireAbdul Hamid II is overthrown, and is succeeded by his brother, Mehmed V.
1906
The State Duma of the Russian Empire meets for the first time.
1865
The New York State Senate creates Cornell University as the state's land grant institution.
1861
American PresidentAbraham Lincoln suspends the writ of habeas corpus.
1813
War of 1812: American troops capture York, the capital of Upper Canada, in the Battle of York.
1805
First Barbary War: United States Marines and Berbers attack the Tripolitan city of Derna (The "shores of Tripoli" part of the Marines' Hymn).
1777
American Revolutionary War: The Battle of Ridgefield: A British invasion force engages and defeats Continental Army regulars and militia irregulars at Ridgefield, Connecticut.
1667
Blind and impoverished, John Milton sells the copyright of Paradise Lost for £10.
1650
The Battle of Carbisdale: A Royalist army from Orkney invades mainland Scotland but is defeated by a Covenanter army.
1595
The relics of Saint Sava are incinerated in Belgrade on the Vračar plateau by Ottoman Grand Vizier Sinan Pasha; the site of the incineration is now the location of the Church of Saint Sava, one of the largest Orthodox churches in the world.
1578
Duel of the Mignons claims the lives of two favourites of Henry III of France and two favorites of Henry I, Duke of Guise.
1565
Cebu is established becoming the first Spanish settlement in the Philippines.
1539
Re-founding of the city of Bogotá, New Granada (now Colombia), by Nikolaus Federmann and Sebastián de Belalcázar.
1522
Combined forces of Spain and the Papal States defeat a French and Venetian army at the Battle of Bicocca.
1521
Battle of Mactan: Explorer Ferdinand Magellan is killed by natives in the Philippines led by chief Lapu-Lapu.
1509
Pope Julius II places the Italian state of Venice under interdict.
1296
First War of Scottish Independence: John Balliol's Scottish army is defeated by an English army commanded by John de Warenne, 6th Earl of Surrey at the Battle of Dunbar.
711
Islamic conquest of Hispania: Moorish troops led by Tariq ibn Ziyad land at Gibraltar to begin their invasion of the Iberian Peninsula (Al-Andalus).
629
Shahrbaraz is crowned as king of the Sasanian Empire.
395
Emperor Arcadius marries Aelia Eudoxia, daughter of the Frankish general Flavius Bauto. She becomes one of the more powerful Roman empresses of Late Antiquity.
33 BC
Lucius Marcius Philippus, step-brother to the future emperor Augustus, celebrates a triumph for his victories while serving as governor in one of the provinces of Hispania.

Births On This Day

1995
Nick Kyrgios, Australian tennis player
1994
Corey Seager, American baseball player
1992
Keenan Allen, American football player
1991
Isaac Cuenca, Spanish footballer
1991
Eric Fukusaki, Peruvian singer
1991
Lara Gut, Swiss skier
1990
Trude Raad, Norwegian deaf track and field athlete
1989
Lars Bender, German footballer
1989
Sven Bender, German footballer
1989
Tim Glasby, Australian rugby league player
1989
Dmytro Kozban, Ukrainian footballer
1988
Joeri Dequevy, Belgian footballer
1988
Kris Thackray, English footballer
1988
Semyon Varlamov, Russian ice hockey player
1987
Taylor Chorney, American ice hockey player
1987
Elliott Shriane, Australian speed skater
1987
William Moseley, English actor
1987
Wang Feifei, Chinese singer and actress (Miss A)
1986
Jenna Coleman, English actress
1986
Dinara Safina, Russian tennis player
1985
José António de Miranda da Silva Júnior, Brazilian footballer
1985
Meselech Melkamu, Ethiopian runner
1984
Pierre-Marc Bouchard, Canadian ice hockey player
1984
Daniel Holdsworth, Australian rugby league player
1984
Patrick Stump, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1983
Ari Graynor, American actress and producer
1983
Martin Viiask, Estonian basketball player
1983
Corey Harrison, television personality
1983
Donald Penn, American football player
1982
François Parisien, Canadian cyclist
1982
Alexander Widiker, German rugby player
1981
Joey Gathright, American baseball player
1981
Patrik Gerrbrand, Swedish footballer
1980
Sybille Bammer, Austrian tennis player
1980
Talitha Cummins, Australian journalist
1980
Christian Lara, Ecuadorian footballer
1979
Will Boyd, American bass player
1979
Natasha Chokljat, Australian netball player
1979
Vladimir Kozlov, Ukrainian wrestler
1976
Isobel Campbell, Scottish singer-songwriter and cellist
1976
Sally Hawkins, English actress
1976
Walter Pandiani, Uruguayan footballer
1976
Faisal Saif, Indian director, screenwriter, and critic
1975
Rabih Abdullah, American football player
1975
Chris Carpenter, American baseball player and manager
1975
Pedro Feliz, Dominican baseball player
1975
Kazuyoshi Funaki, Japanese ski jumper
1974
Frank Catalanotto, American baseball player
1974
Richard Johnson, Australian footballer
1973
Duško Adamović, Serbian footballer
1973
Sharlee D'Angelo, Swedish bass player and songwriter
1973
Sébastien Lareau, Canadian tennis player
1972
Nigel Barker, English photographer and author
1972
Almedin Civa, Bosnian footballer and coach
1971
Olari Elts, Estonian conductor
1969
Cory Booker, African-American lawyer and politician
1969
Darcey Bussell, English ballerina
1968
Dana Milbank, American journalist and author
1967
Willem-Alexander, King of the Netherlands
1967
Tommy Smith, Scottish saxophonist, composer, and educator
1967
Erik Thomson, Scottish-New Zealand actor
1967
Jason Whitlock, American football player and journalist
1966
Peter McIntyre, Australian cricketer
1966
Yoshihiro Togashi, Japanese illustrator
1965
Anna Chancellor, English actress
1963
Russell T Davies, Welsh screenwriter and producer
1962
Ángel Comizzo, Argentinian footballer and manager
1962
Seppo Räty, Finnish javelin thrower and coach
1962
Im Sang-soo, South Korean director and screenwriter
1962
Andrew Selous, English soldier and politician
1961
Andrew Schlafly, American lawyer and activist, founded Conservapedia
1960
Mike Krushelnyski, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1959
Sheena Easton, Scottish-American singer-songwriter, actress, and producer
1959
Marco Pirroni, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1957
Willie Upshaw, American baseball player and manager
1956
Bryan Harvey, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2006)
1956
Jeff Probyn, English rugby player, coach, and manager
1955
Gudrun Berend, German hurdler (d. 2011)
1955
Eric Schmidt, American engineer and businessman
1955
Jing Yidan, Chinese former host
1954
Frank Bainimarama, Fijian commander and politician, 8th Prime Minister of Fiji
1954
Herman Edwards, American football player, coach, and sportscaster
1954
Mark Holden, Australian singer, actor, and lawyer
1953
Arielle Dombasle, French-American actress and model
1952
Larry Elder, American lawyer and talk show host
1952
George Gervin, American basketball player
1952
Ari Vatanen, Finnish race car driver and politician
1951
Ace Frehley, American guitarist and songwriter
1950
Paul Lockyer, Australian journalist (d. 2011)
1949
Grant Chapman, Australian businessman and politician
1948
Frank Abagnale Jr., CEO of Abagnale & Associates, famous criminal
1948
Josef Hickersberger, Austrian footballer, coach, and manager
1948
Kate Pierson, American singer-songwriter and bass player
1947
G. K. Butterfield, African-American soldier, lawyer, and politician
1947
Nick Greiner, Hungarian-Australian politician, 37th Premier of New South Wales
1947
Pete Ham, Welsh singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1975)
1947
Keith Magnuson, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 2003)
1947
Ann Peebles, American soul singer-songwriter
1946
Franz Roth, German footballer
1945
Martin Chivers, English footballer and manager
1945
Jack Deverell, English general
1945
Helen Hodgman, Scottish-Australian author
1945
Terry Willesee, Australian journalist and television host
1945
August Wilson, American author and playwright (d. 2005)
1944
Michael Fish, English meteorologist and journalist
1944
Cuba Gooding Sr., American singer (d. 2017)
1944
Herb Pedersen, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1943
Helmut Marko, Austrian race car driver and manager
1942
Ruth Glick, American author
1942
Jim Keltner, American drummer
1941
Fethullah Gülen, Turkish preacher and theologian
1941
Dilip Kumar Chakrabarti, Indian archaeologist
1941
Lee Roy Jordan, American football player
1939
Judy Carne, English actress and comedian (d. 2015)
1939
Stanisław Dziwisz, Polish cardinal
1938
Earl Anthony, American bowler and sportscaster (d. 2001)
1938
Alain Caron, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1986)
1937
Sandy Dennis, American actress (d. 1992)
1937
Robin Eames, Irish Anglican archbishop
1937
Richard Perham, English biologist and academic (d. 2015)
1936
Geoffrey Shovelton, English singer and illustrator
1935
Theodoros Angelopoulos, Greek director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2012)
1935
Ron Morris, American pole vaulter and coach
1933
Peter Imbert, Baron Imbert, English police officer and politician, Lord Lieutenant for Greater London (d. 2017)
1932
Anouk Aimée, French actress
1932
Pik Botha, South African lawyer, politician, and diplomat, 8th South African Ambassador to the United States
1932
Casey Kasem, American disc jockey, music historian, radio celebrity, and voice actor; co-created American Top 40 (d. 2014)
1932
Chuck Knox, American football coach (d. 2018)
1932
Derek Minter, English motorcycle racer (d. 2015)
1932
Gian-Carlo Rota, Italian-American mathematician and philosopher (d. 1999)
1931
Igor Oistrakh, Ukrainian violinist and educator
1929
Nina Ponomaryova, Russian discus thrower and coach (d. 2016)
1927
Coretta Scott King, African-American activist and author (d. 2006)
1927
Joe Moakley, American soldier, lawyer, and politician (d. 2001)
1926
Tim LaHaye, American minister, activist, and author (d. 2016)
1926
Basil A. Paterson, American lawyer and politician, 59th Secretary of State of New York (d. 2014)
1926
Alan Reynolds, English painter and educator (d. 2014)
1925
Derek Chinnery, English broadcaster (d. 2015)
1924
Vernon B. Romney, American lawyer and politician, 14th Attorney General of Utah (d. 2013)
1923
Betty Mae Tiger Jumper, Seminole chief (d. 2011)
1922
Jack Klugman, American actor (d. 2012)
1922
Sheila Scott, English nurse and pilot (d. 1988)
1921
Robert Dhéry, French actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2004)
1921
Abdelmalek Benhabyles, Algerian politician; President of Algeria (d. 2018)
1920
Guido Cantelli, Italian conductor (d. 1956)
1920
Mark Krasnosel'skii, Ukrainian mathematician and academic (d. 1997)
1920
James Robert Mann, American colonel, lawyer, and politician (d. 2010)
1920
Edwin Morgan, Scottish poet and translator (d. 2010)
1918
Sten Rudholm, Swedish lawyer and jurist (d. 2008)
1917
Roman Matsov, Estonian violinist, pianist, and conductor (d. 2001)
1916
Robert Hugh McWilliams, Jr., American sergeant, lawyer, and judge (d. 2013)
1916
Enos Slaughter, American baseball player and manager (d. 2002)
1913
Philip Abelson, American physicist and author (d. 2004)
1913
Irving Adler, American mathematician, author, and academic (d. 2012)
1913
Luz Long, German long jumper and soldier (d. 1943)
1912
Jacques de Bourbon-Busset, French author and politician (d. 2001)
1912
Zohra Sehgal, Indian actress, dancer, and choreographer (d. 2014)
1911
Bruno Beger, German anthropologist and ethnologist (d. 2009)
1911
Chris Berger, Dutch sprinter and footballer (d. 1965)
1910
Chiang Ching-kuo, Chinese politician, 3rd President of the Republic of China (d. 1988)
1906
Yiorgos Theotokas, Greek author and playwright (d. 1966)
1905
John Kuck, American javelin thrower and shot putter (d. 1986)
1904
Cecil Day-Lewis, Anglo-Irish poet and author (d. 1972)
1904
Nikos Zachariadis, Greek politician (d. 1973)
1902
Tiemoko Garan Kouyaté, Malian educator and activist (d. 1942)
1900
August Koern, Estonian politician and diplomat, Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs in exile (d. 1989)
1899
Walter Lantz, American animator, producer, screenwriter, and actor (d. 1994)
1898
Ludwig Bemelmans, Italian-American author and illustrator (d. 1962)
1896
Rogers Hornsby, American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 1963)
1896
William Hudson, New Zealand-Australian engineer (d. 1978)
1896
Wallace Carothers, American chemist and inventor of nylon (d. 1937)
1894
George Petty, American painter and illustrator (d. 1975)
1894
Nicolas Slonimsky, Russian pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1995)
1893
Draža Mihailović, Serbian general (d. 1946)
1893
Allen Sothoron, American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 1939)
1891
Sergei Prokofiev, Russian pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1953)
1888
Florence La Badie, Canadian actress (d. 1917)
1887
Warren Wood, American golfer (d. 1926)
1882
Jessie Redmon Fauset, American author and poet (d. 1961)
1880
Mihkel Lüdig, Estonian organist, composer, and conductor (d. 1958)
1875
Frederick Fane, Irish-born, English cricketer (d. 1960)
1866
Maurice Raoul-Duval, French polo player (d. 1916)
1861
William Arms Fisher, American composer and music historian (d. 1948)
1857
Theodor Kittelsen, Norwegian painter and illustrator (d. 1914)
1853
Jules Lemaître, French playwright and critic (d. 1914)
1850
Hans Hartwig von Beseler, German general and politician (d. 1921)
1848
Otto of Bavaria (d. 1916)
1840
Edward Whymper, English-French mountaineer, explorer, author, and illustrator (d. 1911)
1822
Ulysses S. Grant, American general and politician, 18th President of the United States (d. 1885)
1820
Herbert Spencer, English biologist, anthropologist, sociologist, and philosopher (d. 1903)
1812
William W. Snow, American lawyer and politician (d. 1886)
1812
Friedrich von Flotow, German composer (d. 1883)
1791
Samuel Morse, American painter and inventor, co-invented the Morse code (d. 1872)
1788
Charles Robert Cockerell, English architect, archaeologist, and writer (d. 1863)
1759
Mary Wollstonecraft, English philosopher, historian, and novelist (d. 1797)
1755
Marc-Antoine Parseval, French mathematician and theorist (d. 1836)
1748
Adamantios Korais, Greek-French philosopher and scholar (d. 1833)
1718
Thomas Lewis, Irish-born American surveyor and lawyer (d. 1790)
1701
Charles Emmanuel III of Sardinia (d. 1773)
1654
Charles Blount (deist), English deist and philosopher (d. 1693)
1650
Charlotte Amalie of Hesse-Kassel, Queen Consort of Denmark (1670-1699) (d. 1714)
1593
Mumtaz Mahal, Mughal empress buried at the Taj Mahal (d. 1631)
1564
Henry Percy, 9th Earl of Northumberland (d. 1632)
1556
François Béroalde de Verville, French writer (d. 1626)
1468
Frederick Jagiellon, Primate of Poland (d. 1503)
85 BC
Decimus Junius Brutus Albinus, Roman politician and general (d. 43 BC)

Deaths On This Day

2017
Vinod Khanna, Indian actor, producer and politician (b. 1946)
2017
Sadanoyama Shinmatsu, Japanese sumo wrestler (b.1938)
2015
Gene Fullmer, American boxer (b. 1931)
2015
Verne Gagne, American football player, wrestler, and trainer (b. 1926)
2015
Alexander Rich, American biologist, biophysicist, and academic (b. 1924)
2014
Yigal Arnon, Israeli lawyer (b. 1929)
2014
Vujadin Boškov, Serbian footballer, coach, and manager (b. 1931)
2014
Daniel Colchico, American football player and coach (b. 1935)
2014
Harry Firth, Australian race car driver and manager (b. 1918)
2013
Aída Bortnik, Argentinian screenwriter (b. 1938)
2013
Lorraine Copeland, Scottish archaeologist (b. 1921)
2013
Antonio Díaz Jurado, Spanish footballer (b. 1969)
2013
Jérôme Louis Heldring, Dutch journalist and author (b. 1917)
2013
Aloysius Jin Luxian, Chinese bishop (b. 1916)
2013
Mutula Kilonzo, Kenyan lawyer and politician, Kenyan Minister of Justice (b. 1948)
2012
Daniel E. Boatwright, American soldier and politician (b. 1930)
2012
Bill Skowron, American baseball player (b. 1930)
2011
Marian Mercer, American actress and singer (b. 1935)
2009
Frankie Manning, American dancer and choreographer (b. 1914)
2009
Woo Seung-yeon, South Korean model and actress (b. 1983)
2009
Feroz Khan (actor), Indian Actor, Film Director & Producer (b. 1939)
2007
Mstislav Rostropovich, Russian cellist and conductor (b. 1927)
2006
Julia Thorne, American author (b. 1944)
2005
Red Horner, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1909)
2002
George Alec Effinger, American author (b. 1947)
2002
Ruth Handler, American inventor and businesswoman, created the Barbie doll (b. 1916)
1999
Al Hirt, American trumpet player and bandleader (b. 1922)
1999
Dale C. Thomson, Canadian historian, author, and academic (b. 1923)
1999
Cyril Washbrook, English cricketer (b. 1914)
1998
John Bassett, Canadian journalist and politician (b. 1915)
1998
Carlos Castaneda, Peruvian-American anthropologist and author (b. 1925)
1998
Anne Desclos, French journalist and author (b. 1907)
1998
Browning Ross, American runner and soldier (b. 1924)
1996
William Colby, American diplomat, 10th Director of Central Intelligence (b. 1920)
1996
Gilles Grangier, French director and screenwriter (b. 1911)
1995
Katherine DeMille, Canadian-American actress (b. 1911)
1995
Willem Frederik Hermans, Dutch author, poet, and playwright (b. 1921)
1992
Olivier Messiaen, French organist and composer (b. 1908)
1992
Gerard K. O'Neill, American physicist and astronomer (b. 1927)
1989
Konosuke Matsushita, Japanese businessman, founded Panasonic (b. 1894)
1988
Fred Bear, American hunter and author (b. 1902)
1977
Stanley Adams, American actor and screenwriter (b. 1915)
1973
Carlos Menditeguy, Argentinian race car driver and polo player (b. 1914)
1972
Kwame Nkrumah, Ghanaian politician, 1st President of Ghana (b. 1909)
1970
Arthur Shields, Irish rebel and actor (b. 1896)
1969
René Barrientos, Bolivian soldier, pilot, and politician, 55th President of Bolivia (b. 1919)
1967
William Douglas Cook, New Zealand farmer, founded the Eastwoodhill Arboretum (b. 1884)
1965
Edward R. Murrow, American journalist (b. 1908)
1962
A. K. Fazlul Huq, Bangladeshi-Pakistani lawyer and politician, Pakistani Minister of the Interior (b. 1873)
1961
Roy Del Ruth, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1893)
1952
Guido Castelnuovo, Italian mathematician and statistician (b. 1865)
1938
Edmund Husserl, Czech mathematician and philosopher (b. 1859)
1937
Antonio Gramsci, Italian sociologist, linguist, and politician (b. 1891)
1936
Karl Pearson, English mathematician and academic (b. 1857)
1932
Hart Crane, American poet (b. 1899)
1915
John Labatt, Canadian businessman (b. 1838)
1915
Alexander Scriabin, Russian pianist and composer (b. 1872)
1896
Henry Parkes, English-Australian businessman and politician, 7th Premier of New South Wales (b. 1815)
1893
John Ballance, Irish-born New Zealand journalist and politician, 14th Prime Minister of New Zealand (b. 1839)
1882
Ralph Waldo Emerson, American poet and philosopher (b. 1803)
1873
William Macready, English actor and manager (b. 1793)
1813
Zebulon Pike, American general and explorer (b. 1779)
1782
William Talbot, 1st Earl Talbot, English politician, Lord Steward of the Household (b. 1710)
1702
Jean Bart, French admiral (b. 1651)
1695
John Trenchard, English politician, Secretary of State for the Northern Department (b. 1640)
1694
John George IV, Elector of Saxony (b. 1668)
1656
Jan van Goyen, Dutch painter and illustrator (b. 1596)
1613
Robert Abercromby, Scottish priest and missionary (b. 1532)
1607
Edward Cromwell, 3rd Baron Cromwell, Governor of Lecale (b. 1560)
1605
Pope Leo XI (b. 1535)
1599
Maeda Toshiie, Japanese general (b. 1538)
1521
Ferdinand Magellan, Portuguese sailor and explorer (b. 1480)
1463
Isidore of Kiev (b. 1385)
1404
Philip II, Duke of Burgundy (b. 1342)
1403
Maria of Bosnia, Countess of Helfenstein (b. 1335)
1353
Simeon of Moscow, Grand Prince of Moscow and Vladimir
1321
Nicolò Albertini, Italian cardinal statesman (b. c. 1250)
1272
Zita, Italian saint (b. 1212)
1160
Rudolf I, Count of Bregenz (b. 1081)
630
Ardashir III of Persia (b. 621)

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