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On This Day in History:  April 29

April 29 is the 119th day of the year (120th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 246 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2019
Lottery-scamming brothers avoid asset seizures by transferring property to their mother. Two brothers who were behind the largest lottery scam in U.S. history and owe more than $2.3 million in unpaid restitution and court fees recently transferred several properties they owned to their mother.
2016
Lottery winner wins again with $1M scratch ticket at lottery headquarters. A Medford, Massachusetts, man cashing in a $1,000 scratch ticket won another $1 million after he stopped to buy another ticket in the lobby of the Massachusetts State Lottery's Braintree headquarters.
2014
Players snapping up Mass. Lottery's new $30 tickets. The Massachusetts State Lottery, following the lead of a handful of other states, has rolled out new scratch tickets at a significantly higher price -- $30 a pop -- saying there is a market for more costly games with the chance of bigger winnings.
2014
Minn. Gov. says lottery needs time to end online games. The Minnesota legislature may soon vote to strip the state lottery's ability to sell tickets online, and the Governor is unlikely to stand in the way of the prohibition.
2011
GREAT DAD: Gives $400K lottery ticket to daughter. A Savannah, Georgia, dad can expect more than a tie for Father's Day after giving his daughter a winning lottery ticket worth $400,000.
2011
Lottery ticket worth $1M purchased in tornado-ravaged N.C. neighborhood. Someone purchased a Powerball ticket worth $1 million from a convenience store on New Bern Avenue in Raleigh, North Carolina, in a part of the city wracked by a tornado.
2010
Amid family tragedies, man wins $1M lottery jackpot. Reeling from the loss of his wife to cancer last month and the earlier death of his son in a construction accident, an Iowa man found a spot of brightness this week by cashing in a $1 million lottery ticket.
2009
Georgia Lottery holds first Weekly WinFall drawing. The Georgia Lottery held the first of 11 Weekly WinFall drawings, combining the big payout of a raffle game with the drawings of a weekly draw game.
2009
$220 MILLION: Mega Millions lottery jackpot soars. Lottery jackpot hunters will have a big target this Friday night, when a $220 million jackpot is up from grabs in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery game.
2007
Lawsuit challenges N.C. Lottery. An esoteric argument under way in the courts over the North Carolina lottery -- Is a part of each ticket a tax or is the state just making a profit? -- could have an effect that's easy to understand: No more lottery. The N.C. Court of Appeals will hear arguments in three weeks.
2005
Mega Millions to change lottery game's game and prize structure. When California becomes the 12th state in which the Mega Millions multi-state lottery game is played, players across the country will see changes that will make it even more exciting.
2005
Winners of $208 million Mega Millions lottery jackpot step forward. Ralph and Mary Stebbins of Port Huron, Michigan have always wanted to travel, so they're using part of their third-largest-ever Mega Millions jackpot to buy a recreational vehicle.
2004
Powerball Jackpot Reaches $145 Million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Wednesday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $145 million, with a cash option of $76.3 million.
2004
Ohio Man Wins $22 Million Lottery Jackpot. A retired aircraft industry worker from Columbus, Ohio was the sole ticketholder of a winning $22 million Super Lotto Plus jackpot earleir this month, the Ohio Lottery announced Wednesday.
2004
S.C. lottery machines crash on drawing day. Some North Carolina lottery players hoping to cash in on South Carolina's Powerball lottery walked away with nothing Wednesday after the state's lottery buying network went down.
2004
Florida man claims $1 million Mega Money prize. An Estero, Florida man has beaten the odds - 1 in 2,986,522 to be exact - to win the Florida Lottery's $1 million Mega Money jackpot.
2004
Ontario mulling lottery tax. Ontario's finance minister is opposed to a scheme to tax lottery and gambling winnings.
2004
Tennessee retailers reluctant to pay lottery prizes in cash. Rebecca Paul, CEO of the Tennessee Education Lottery Corp., said she is concerned because retailers do not want to pay out lottery prizes in cash.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$314 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 30, 2016
2.$229 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 30, 2019
3.$225 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 1, 2009
4.$224 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 30, 2010
5.$200 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 1, 2020
6.$195 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 2, 2018
7.$181 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 1, 2019
8.$165 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 1, 2013
9.$162 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 30, 2008
10.€143.21 Million
US$159.98 Million
Draw Date
Apr 29, 2019
11.$155 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 2, 2000
12.$145 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 1, 2004
13.€98 Million
US$130.03 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
May 1, 2009
14.$126 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 1, 2018
15.$118 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 29, 2016
16.$114 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 30, 2013
17.$113 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 29, 2017
18.€75 Million
US$103.73 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Apr 29, 2014
19.$102 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 1, 2012
20.€90 Million
US$99.23 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
May 1, 2020
21.$96 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 1, 2015
22.€79.26 Million
US$88.63 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
May 3, 2019
23.€76.26 Million
US$87.32 Million
Draw Date
Apr 30, 2016
24.$85 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 29, 2008
24.$85 Million
Draw Date
May 1, 2010

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1988
Friday, Apr 29, 1988
32 years old
1979
Sunday, Apr 29, 1979
41 years old
1979
Sunday, Apr 29, 1979
41 years old
1979
Sunday, Apr 29, 1979
41 years old
1978
Saturday, Apr 29, 1978
42 years old
1976
Thursday, Apr 29, 1976
44 years old
1975
Tuesday, Apr 29, 1975
45 years old
1965
Thursday, Apr 29, 1965
55 years old
1963
Monday, Apr 29, 1963
57 years old
1962
Sunday, Apr 29, 1962
58 years old
1962
Sunday, Apr 29, 1962
58 years old
1958
Tuesday, Apr 29, 1958
62 years old
1956
Sunday, Apr 29, 1956
64 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day

2015
A baseball game between the Baltimore Orioles and the Chicago White Sox sets the all-time low attendance mark for Major League Baseball. Zero fans were in attendance for the game, as the stadium was officially closed to the public due to the 2015 Baltimore protests.
2013
A powerful explosion occurs in an office building in Prague, believed to have been caused by natural gas, injures 43 people.
2011
The Wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton takes place at Westminster Abbey in London.
1997
The Chemical Weapons Convention of 1993 enters into force, outlawing the production, stockpiling and use of chemical weapons by its signatories.
1992
Riots in Los Angeles, following the acquittal of police officers charged with excessive force in the beating of Rodney King. Over the next three days 63 people are killed and hundreds of buildings are destroyed.
1991
A cyclone strikes the Chittagong district of southeastern Bangladesh with winds of around 155 miles per hour (249 km/h), killing at least 138,000 people and leaving as many as ten million homeless.
1991
The 7.0 MwRacha earthquake affects Georgia with a maximum MSK intensity of IX (Destructive), killing 270 people.
1986
A fire at the Central library of the City of Los Angeles Public Library damages or destroys 400,000 books and other items.
1986
Chernobyl disaster: American and European spy satellites capture the ruins of the 4th Reactor at the Chernobyl Power Plant
1975
Vietnam War: Operation Frequent Wind: The U.S. begins to evacuate U.S. citizens from Saigon before an expected North Vietnamese takeover. U.S. involvement in the war comes to an end.
1975
Vietnam War: The North Vietnamesearmy completes its capture of all parts of South Vietnamese-held Trường Sa Islands.
1974
Watergate scandal: United States President Richard Nixon announces the release of edited transcripts of White House tape recordings relating to the scandal.
1970
Vietnam War: United States and South Vietnamese forces invade Cambodia to hunt Viet Cong.
1968
The controversial musical Hair, a product of the hippiecounter-culture and sexual revolution of the 1960s, opens at the Biltmore Theatre on Broadway, with some of its songs becoming anthems of the anti-Vietnam War movement.
1967
After refusing induction into the United States Army the previous day, Muhammad Ali is stripped of his boxing title.
1965
Pakistan's Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO) successfully launches its seventh rocket in its Rehber series.
1953
The first U.S. experimental 3D television broadcast showed an episode of Space Patrol on Los Angeles ABC affiliate KECA-TV.
1951
Tibetan delegates to the Central People's Government arrive in Beijing and draft a Seventeen Point Agreement for Chinese sovereignty and Tibetan autonomy.
1946
The International Military Tribunal for the Far East convenes and indicts former Prime Minister of JapanHideki Tojo and 28 former Japanese leaders for war crimes.
1945
World War II: The German army in Italy surrenders to the Allies.
1945
World War II: Start of Operation Manna.
1945
World War II: The Captain-classfrigate HMS Goodall (K479) is torpedoed by U-286 outside the Kola Inlet becoming the last Royal Navy ship to be sunk in the European theatre of World War II.
1945
World War II: Führerbunker: Adolf Hitler marries his longtime partner Eva Braun in a Berlin bunker and designates AdmiralKarl Dönitz as his successor; Hitler and Braun both commit suicide the following day.
1945
Dachau concentration camp is liberated by United States troops.
1945
The Italian commune of Fornovo di Taro is liberated from German forces by Brazilian forces.
1944
World War II: British agent Nancy Wake, a leading figure in the French Resistance and the Gestapo's most wanted person, parachutes back into France to be a liaison between London and the local maquis group.
1916
World War I: The UK's 6th Indian Division surrenders to Ottoman Forces at the Siege of Kut in one of the largest surrenders of British forces up to that point.
1916
Easter Rising: After six days of fighting, Irish rebel leaders surrender to British forces in Dublin, bringing the Easter Rising to an end.
1911
Tsinghua University, one of mainland China's leading universities, is founded.
1910
The Parliament of the United Kingdom passes the People's Budget, the first budget in British history with the expressed intent of redistributing wealth among the British public.
1903
A 30 million cubic-metre landslide kills 70 people in Frank, in the District of Alberta, Canada.
1864
Theta Xi fraternity is founded at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the only fraternity to be founded during the American Civil War.
1862
American Civil War: The Capture of New Orleans by Union forces under David Farragut.
1861
American Civil War: Maryland's House of Delegates votes not to secede from the Union.
1834
Charles Darwin during the second survey voyage of HMS Beagle, ascended the Bell mountain, Cerro La Campana on 17 August 1834, his visit being commemorated by a memorial plaque.
1781
American Revolutionary War: British and French ships clash in the Battle of Fort Royal off the coast of Martinique.
1770
James Cook arrives in Australia at Botany Bay, which he names.
1521
Swedish War of Liberation: Swedish troops defeat a Danish force in the Battle of Västerås.
1483
Gran Canaria, the main island of the Canary Islands, is conquered by the Kingdom of Castile.
1429
Joan of Arc arrives to relieve the Siege of Orléans.
1386
Battle of the Vikhra River: The Principality of Smolensk is defeated by the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and becomes its vassal.
1091
Battle of Levounion: The Pechenegs are defeated by Byzantine EmperorAlexios I Komnenos.

Births On This Day

1998
Kimberly Birrell, Australian tennis player
1996
Katherine Langford, Australian actress
1995
Victoria Sinitsina, Russian ice dancer
1994
Christina Shakovets, German tennis player
1992
Emilio Orozco, American soccer player
1991
Adam Smith, English footballer
1988
Elías Hernández, Mexican footballer
1988
Jovan Leacock, American football player
1988
Jonathan Toews, Canadian ice hockey player
1987
Knut Børsheim, Norwegian golfer
1987
Sara Errani, Italian tennis player
1986
Viljar Veski, Estonian basketball player
1986
Sisa Waqa, Fijian rugby league player
1986
Monique Alfradique, Brazilian actress
1985
Jean-François Jacques, Canadian ice hockey player
1984
Kirby Cote, Canadian swimmer
1984
Paulius Jankūnas, Lithuanian basketball player
1984
Lina Krasnoroutskaya, Russian tennis player
1984
Vassilis Xanthopoulos, Greek basketball player
1983
Jay Cutler, American football player
1983
Tommie Harris, American football player
1983
David Lee, American basketball player
1981
Lisa Allen, English chef
1981
George McCartney, Northern Irish footballer
1981
Émilie Mondor, Canadian runner (d. 2006)
1980
Mathieu Biron, Canadian ice hockey player
1980
Kelly Shoppach, American baseball player
1979
Lee Dong-gook, South Korean footballer
1979
Ryan Sharp, Scottish race car driver and manager
1978
Tony Armas, Jr., Venezuelan baseball player
1978
Bob Bryan, American tennis player
1978
Mike Bryan, American tennis player
1978
Javier Colon, American singer-songwriter and musician
1978
Craig Gower, Australian rugby player
1978
Tyler Labine, Canadian actor and comedian
1977
Zuzana Hejdová, Czech tennis player
1977
Claus Jensen, Danish footballer and sportscaster
1977
Titus O'Neil, American football player and wrestler
1977
Attila Zsivoczky, Hungarian decathlete and high jumper
1976
Fabio Liverani, Italian footballer and manager
1976
Chiyotaikai Ryūji, Japanese sumo wrestler
1975
Rafael Betancourt, Venezuelan baseball player
1975
Artem Yashkin, Ukrainian footballer
1974
Jasper Wood, Canadian violinist and educator
1974
Anggun, DivaIndonesia
1972
Dustin McDaniel, American lawyer and politician, 55th Arkansas Attorney General
1970
Andre Agassi, American tennis player
1970
Uma Thurman, American actress
1969
Jack Mackenroth, American swimmer, model, and fashion designer
1968
Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, 4th President of Croatia (2015-)
1968
Carnie Wilson, American singer-songwriter
1967
Marcel Albers, Dutch race car driver (d. 1992)
1967
Curtis Joseph, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1966
Christian Tetzlaff, German violinist
1966
Phil Tufnell, English cricketer and radio host
1965
Michel Bussi, French geographer, author, and academic
1965
Peter Rauhofer, Austrian-American disc jockey and producer (d. 2013)
1965
Larisa Turchinskaya, Russian-Australian heptathlete and coach
1965
Brendon Tuuta, New Zealand rugby league player
1964
Federico Castelluccio, Italian-American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1964
Radek Jaroš, Czech mountaineer and author
1963
Mike Babcock, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1962
Bruce Driver, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1962
Rob Druppers, Dutch runner
1962
Stephan Burger, German Catholic archbishop
1960
Bill Glasson, American golfer
1960
Robert J. Sawyer, Canadian author and academic
1958
Michelle Pfeiffer, American actress
1958
Eve Plumb, American actress
1958
Gary Cohen, American baseball play-by-play announcer (New York Mets)
1957
Daniel Day-Lewis, British-Irish actor
1957
Mark Kendall, American guitarist and songwriter
1956
Karen Barad, American physicist and philosopher
1955
Don McKinnon, Australian rugby league player
1955
Kate Mulgrew, American actress
1954
Jake Burton Carpenter, American snowboarder and businessman, founded Burton Snowboards
1954
Jerry Seinfeld, American comedian, actor, and producer
1952
Nora Dunn, American actress and comedian
1952
David Icke, English footballer and sportscaster
1952
Bob McClure, American baseball player and coach
1952
Rob Nicholson, Canadian lawyer and politician, 11th Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs
1952
Ron Washington, American baseball player and manager
1951
Rick Burleson, American baseball player
1951
Dale Earnhardt, American race car driver (d. 2001)
1951
John Holmes, English diplomat, British Ambassador to France
1950
Paul Holmes, New Zealand journalist (d. 2013)
1950
Phillip Noyce, Australian director and producer
1950
Debbie Stabenow, American social worker and politician
1948
Bruce Cutler, American lawyer
1947
Serge Bernier, Canadian ice hockey player
1947
Tommy James, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1947
Johnny Miller, American golfer and sportscaster
1947
Jim Ryun, American runner and politician
1946
Aleksander Wolszczan, Polish astronomer
1945
Brian Charlesworth, English biologist, geneticist, and academic
1945
Hugh Hopper, English bass guitarist (d. 2009)
1945
Catherine Lara, French singer-songwriter and violinist
1945
Tammi Terrell, American soul singer-songwriter (d. 1970)
1944
Francis Lee, English footballer and businessman
1943
Duane Allen, American country singer (The Oak Ridge Boys)
1943
Brenda Dean, Baroness Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde, English union leader and politician (d. 2018)
1943
Ruth Deech, Baroness Deech, English lawyer and academic
1942
Lynda Chalker, Baroness Chalker of Wallasey, English politician, Minister of State for Europe
1942
Rennie Fritchie, Baroness Fritchie, English civil servant and academic
1942
Galina Kulakova, Russian skier
1941
Jonah Barrington, English-Irish squash player
1941
Dorothy Edgington, British philosopher
1941
Hanne Darboven, German painter (d. 2009)
1940
Stephanos of Tallinn, Estonian metropolitan
1940
Brian Taber, Australian cricketer
1938
Bernard Madoff, American businessman and financier
1938
Klaus Voormann, German artist, bass player, and producer
1937
Arvo Mets, Estonian-Russian poet and translator (d. 1997)
1937
Jill Paton Walsh, English author
1936
Zubin Mehta, Indian bassist and conductor
1936
Adolfo Nicolás, Spanish priest, 13th Superior General of the Society of Jesus
1936
Jacob Rothschild, 4th Baron Rothschild, English banker and philanthropist
1936
April Stevens, American pop singer
1935
Otis Rush, American blues singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2018)
1934
Luis Aparicio, Venezuelan-American baseball player
1934
Peter de la Billière, English general
1934
Erika Fisch, German sprinter and hurdler
1934
Pedro Pires, Cape Verdean politician, 3rd President of Cape Verde
1933
Ed Charles, African-American baseball player and coach (d. 2018)
1933
Mark Eyskens, Belgian economist and politician, 61st Prime Minister of Belgium
1933
Rod McKuen, American singer-songwriter and poet (d. 2015)
1933
Willie Nelson, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actor
1932
Joy Clements, American soprano and actress (d. 2005)
1932
David Tindle, English painter and educator
1931
Frank Auerbach, British-German painter
1931
Lonnie Donegan, Scottish-English singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2002)
1931
Chris Pearson, Canadian politician, 1st Premier of Yukon (d. 2014)
1930
Jean Rochefort, French actor and director (d. 2017)
1929
Walter Kempowski, German author and academic (d. 2007)
1929
Mickey McDermott, American baseball player and coach (d. 2003)
1929
Peter Sculthorpe, Australian composer and conductor (d. 2014)
1929
Maurice Strong, Canadian businessman and diplomat (d. 2015)
1929
Jeremy Thorpe, English lawyer and politician (d. 2014)
1928
Carl Gardner, American R&B/rock & roll singer (The Robins, The Coasters) (d. 2011)
1928
Heinz Wolff, German-English physiologist, engineer, and academic (d. 2017)
1927
Dorothy Manley, English sprinter
1927
Bill Slater, English footballer (d. 2018)
1926
Elmer Kelton, American journalist and author (d. 2009)
1925
John Compton, Saint Lucian lawyer and politician, 1st Prime Minister of Saint Lucia (d. 2007)
1925
Iwao Takamoto, American animator, director, and producer (d. 2007)
1924
Al Balding, Canadian golfer (d. 2006)
1924
Zizi Jeanmaire, French ballerina and actress
1923
Irvin Kershner, American actor, director, and producer (d. 2010)
1922
Helmut Krackowizer, Austrian motorcycle racer and journalist (d. 2001)
1922
Toots Thielemans, Belgian guitarist and harmonica player (d. 2016)
1920
Edward Blishen, English author and radio host (d. 1996)
1920
Harold Shapero, American composer (d. 2013)
1919
Gérard Oury, French actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2006)
1918
George Allen, American football player and coach (d. 1990)
1917
Maya Deren, Ukrainian-American director, poet, and photographer (d. 1961)
1917
Celeste Holm, American actress and singer (d. 2012)
1915
Henry H. Barschall, German-American physicist and academic (d. 1997)
1912
Richard Carlson, American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1977)
1909
Tom Ewell, American actor (d. 1994)
1908
Jack Williamson, American author and academic (d. 2006)
1907
Fred Zinnemann, Austrian-American director and producer (d. 1997)
1901
Hirohito, Japanese emperor (d. 1989)
1900
Concha de Albornoz, Spanish feminist and intellectual, exiled during the Spanish Civil War (d. 1972)
1900
Amelia Best, Australian politician, one of the first women elected to the Tasmanian House of Assembly (d. 1979)
1899
Duke Ellington, American pianist, composer, and bandleader (d. 1974)
1899
Mary Petty, American illustrator (d. 1976)
1895
Vladimir Propp, Russian scholar and critic (d. 1970)
1895
Malcolm Sargent, English organist, composer, and conductor (d. 1967)
1894
Marietta Blau, Austrian physicist and academic (d. 1970)
1893
Harold Urey, American chemist and astronomer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1981)
1891
Bharathidasan, Indian poet and activist (d. 1964)
1887
Raymond Thorne, American swimmer (d. 1921)
1885
Egon Erwin Kisch, Czech journalist and author (d. 1948)
1882
Auguste Herbin, French painter (d. 1960)
1882
Hendrik Nicolaas Werkman, Dutch printer, typographer, and Nazi resister (d. 1945)
1880
Fethi Okyar, Turkish military officer, diplomat and politician (d. 1943)
1879
Thomas Beecham, English conductor (d. 1961, March 8)
1878
Friedrich Adler, Jewish-German academic, artist and designer. (d.1945)
1875
Rafael Sabatini, Italian-English novelist and short story writer (d. 1950)
1872
Harry Payne Whitney, American businessman and lawyer (d. 1930)
1872
Forest Ray Moulton, American astronomer and academic (d. 1952)
1863
Constantine P. Cavafy, Egyptian-Greek journalist and poet (d. 1933)
1863
William Randolph Hearst, American publisher and politician, founded the Hearst Corporation (d. 1951)
1863
Maria Teresia Ledóchowska, Austrian nun and missionary (d. 1922)
1858
Georgia Hopley, American journalist, temperance advocate, and the first woman prohibition agent (d. 1944)
1854
Henri Poincaré, French mathematician, physicist, and engineer (d. 1912)
1848
Raja Ravi Varma, Indian painter and academic (d. 1906)
1847
Joachim Andersen, Danish flautist, composer, conductor, and co-founder of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra (d. 1907)
1842
Carl Millöcker, Austrian composer and conductor (d. 1899)
1837
Georges Ernest Boulanger, French general and politician, French Minister of War (d. 1891)
1818
Alexander II of Russia (d. 1881)
1814
Sadok Barącz, Galician religious leader, historian, folklorist, archivist (d. 1892)
1810
Thomas Adolphus Trollope, English journalist and author (d. 1892)
1784
Samuel Turell Armstrong, American publisher and politician, 14th Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1850)
1783
David Cox, English landscape painter (d. 1859)
1780
Charles Nodier, French librarian and author (d. 1844)
1762
Jean-Baptiste Jourdan, French general and politician, French Minister of Foreign Affairs (d. 1833)
1758
Georg Carl von Döbeln, Swedish general (d. 1820)
1745
Oliver Ellsworth, American lawyer and politician, 3rd Chief Justice of the United States (d. 1807)
1727
Jean-Georges Noverre, French actor and dancer (d. 1810)
1686
Peregrine Bertie, 2nd Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven, English politician, Lord Great Chamberlain (d. 1742)
1667
John Arbuthnot, Scottish-English physician and polymath (d. 1735)
1665
James Butler, 2nd Duke of Ormonde, Irish general and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (d. 1745)
1636
Esaias Reusner, German lute player and composer (d. 1679)
1587
Sophie of Saxony, Duchess of Pomerania (d. 1635)
1469
William II, Landgrave of Hesse (d. 1509)
912
Minamoto no Mitsunaka, Japanese samurai (d. 997)

Deaths On This Day

2016
Renato Corona, Filipino lawyer and jurist, 23rd Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines (b. 1948)
2015
François Michelin, French businessman (b. 1926)
2015
Jean Nidetch, American businesswoman, co-founded Weight Watchers (b. 1923)
2015
Calvin Peete, American golfer (b. 1943)
2015
Dan Walker, American lawyer and politician, 36th Governor of Illinois (b. 1922)
2014
Iveta Bartošová, Czech singer and actress (b. 1966)
2014
Al Feldstein, American author and illustrator (b. 1925)
2014
Bob Hoskins, English actor (b. 1942)
2014
Michael Kadosh, Israeli footballer and manager (b. 1940)
2013
Alex Elisala, New Zealand-Australian rugby player (b. 1992)
2013
Pesah Grupper, Israeli politician, 13th Israel Minister of Agriculture (b. 1924)
2013
Parekura Horomia, New Zealand politician, 40th Minister of Māori Affairs (b. 1950)
2013
John La Montaine, American pianist and composer (b. 1920)
2013
Ernest Michael, American mathematician and scholar (b. 1925)
2013
Kevin Moore, English footballer (b. 1958)
2013
Marianna Zachariadi, Greek pole vaulter (b. 1990)
2012
Shukri Ghanem, Libyan politician, Prime Minister of Libya (b. 1942)
2012
Joel Goldsmith, American composer and conductor (b. 1957)
2012
Roland Moreno. French engineer, invented the smart card (b. 1945)
2012
Kenny Roberts, American singer-songwriter (b. 1926)
2011
Siamak Pourzand, Iranian journalist and critic (b. 1931)
2011
Joanna Russ, American writer, academic and radical feminist (b. 1937)
2010
Sandy Douglas, English computer scientist and academic, designed OXO (b. 1921)
2008
Chuck Daigh, American racing driver (b. 1923)
2008
Albert Hofmann, Swiss chemist and academic (b. 1906)
2007
Milt Bocek, American baseball player and soldier (b. 1912)
2007
Josh Hancock, American baseball player (b. 1978)
2007
Dick Motz, New Zealand cricketer and rugby player (b. 1940)
2007
Ivica Račan, Croatian politician, 7th Prime Minister of Croatia (b. 1944)
2006
John Kenneth Galbraith, Canadian-American economist and diplomat, United States Ambassador to India (b. 1908)
2005
William J. Bell, American screenwriter and producer (b. 1927)
2005
Louis Leithold, American mathematician and academic (b. 1924)
2004
Sid Smith, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1925)
2003
Janko Bobetko, Croatian Army general and Chief of the General Staff (b. 1919)
2002
Bob Akin, American race car driver and journalist (b. 1936)
2001
Arthur B. C. Walker, Jr., American physicist and academic (b. 1936)
2000
Phạm Văn Đồng, Vietnamese lieutenant and politician, 2nd Prime Minister of Vietnam (b. 1906)
1998
Hal Laycoe, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1922)
1997
Mike Royko, American journalist and author (b. 1932)
1993
Michael Gordon, American actor and director (b. 1909)
1993
Mick Ronson, English guitarist, songwriter, and producer (b. 1946)
1992
Mae Clarke, American actress (b. 1910)
1982
Raymond Bussières, French actor, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1907)
1980
Alfred Hitchcock, English-American director and producer (b. 1899)
1979
Muhsin Ertuğrul, Turkish actor and director (b. 1892)
1979
Hardie Gramatky, American author and illustrator (b. 1907)
1978
Theo Helfrich, German racing driver (b. 1913)
1976
Edvard Drabløs, Norwegian actor and director (b. 1883)
1968
Lin Zhao, Chinese dissident and Christian executed during the Cultural Revolution (b. 1932)
1967
J. B. Lenoir, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1929)
1966
William Eccles, English physicist and engineer (b. 1875)
1966
Paula Strasberg, American actress, acting coach, and member of the Communist Party (b. 1909)
1964
Rae Johnstone, Australian jockey (b. 1905)
1959
Kenneth Arthur Noel Anderson, India-born English soldier and Governor of Gibraltar (b. 1891)
1956
Harold Bride, English soldier and operator (b. 1890)
1956
Wilhelm Ritter von Leeb, German field marshal (b. 1876)
1954
Kathleen Clarice Groom, Australian-English author and screenwriter (b. 1872)
1951
Ludwig Wittgenstein, Austrian-English philosopher and academic (b. 1889)
1947
Irving Fisher, American economist and statistician (b. 1867)
1945
Matthias Kleinheisterkamp, German SS officer (b. 1893)
1944
Bernardino Machado, Portuguese academic and politician, 3rd President of Portugal (b. 1851)
1937
William Gillette, American actor and playwright (b. 1853)
1933
Constantine P. Cavafy, Greek poet and journalist (b. 1863)
1921
Arthur Mold, English cricketer (b. 1863)
1920
William H. Seward Jr., American general and banker (b. 1839)
1916
Jørgen Pedersen Gram, Danish mathematician and academic (b. 1850)
1905
Ignacio Cervantes, Cuban pianist and composer (b. 1847)
1903
Paul Du Chaillu, French-American anthropologist and zoologist (b. 1835)
1854
Henry Paget, 1st Marquess of Anglesey, English field marshal and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (b. 1768)
1833
William Babington, Anglo-Irish physician and mineralogist (b. 1756)
1798
Nikolaus Poda von Neuhaus, Austrian entomologist and author (b. 1723)
1793
John Michell, English geologist and astronomer (b. 1724)
1776
Edward Wortley Montagu, English explorer and author (b. 1713)
1771
Francesco Bartolomeo Rastrelli, French-Italian architect, designed Winter Palace and Catherine Palace (b. 1700)
1768
Georg Brandt, Swedish chemist and mineralogist (b. 1694)
1743
Charles-Irénée Castel de Saint-Pierre, French theorist and author (b. 1658)
1707
George Farquhar, Irish-English actor and playwright (b. 1678)
1698
Charles Cornwallis, 3rd Baron Cornwallis, English politician, Lord Lieutenant of Suffolk (b. 1655)
1688
Frederick William, Elector of Brandenburg (b. 1620)
1676
Michiel de Ruyter, Dutch admiral (b. 1607)
1658
John Cleveland, English poet and author (b. 1613)
1630
Agrippa d'Aubigné, French soldier and poet (b. 1552)
1594
Thomas Cooper, English bishop, lexicographer, and theologian (b. 1517)
1417
Louis II of Naples (b. 1377)
1380
Catherine of Siena, Italian mystic, philosopher, and saint (b. 1347)
926
Burchard II, Duke of Swabia (b. 883)
643
Hou Junji, Chinese general and politician, Chancellor of the Tang dynasty

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