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On This Day in History:  April 5

April 5 is the 95th day of the year (96th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 270 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2019
Virginia lottery jackpot winners can stay anonymous, starting in July. A new law passed by the Virginia General Assembly and signed by the Governor prohibits the Virginia Lottery from disclosing information about big jackpot winners.
2018
Woman who won $1,500 in first state lottery wins $1 million 44 years later. A woman who won $1,500 in the Illinois Lottery's inaugural draw now won $1 million in the state's St. Patrick's Day Millionaire Raffle.
2016
Oregon man wins largest Keno 8-Spot prize ever. More than three months after hitting the winning numbers, a Springfield, Oregon, man has claimed a record-breaking Keno win of more than $300,000.
2015
Nine sentenced to federal prison in lottery scam. Nine people were sentenced Thursday to serve federal prison time and pay restitution for a bogus lottery scam that targeted elderly victims across the country, according to the U.S. Attorney for South Carolina Bill Nettles.
2012
N.Y. woman claims $70 million Powerball jackpot. A Hartsdale, New York, woman has hit it big with a winning $70 million lottery ticket.
2012
N.Y. man lost $100,000 in lottery scam. A Saratoga County, New York, man may have lost more than $100,000 in an international email-based scheme that used fraudulent IRS forms to dupe victims into believing they'd won a multi-million dollar lottery but needed to pay fees to collect their winnings.
2012
Penn. Lottery seeking outside help for marketing efforts. An aging population's increased demand for services and the need for stable funding for those programs sparked Gov. Tom Corbett administration's decision to seek private managers for the Pennsylvania Lottery, senior administration officials told a House oversight committee Tuesday.
2012
$17 million California lottery winner claims prize. Bakersfield, California, now knows which of its citizens won $17 million over the weekend playing the lottery.
2012
Firefighters donate lottery winnings to help colleague. A group of Albuquerque, New Mexico, firefighters who became Mega Millions winners this week said they're donating money to help save the life of one of their own.
2012
2nd Powerball winner from Rhode Island announced. A Rhode Island woman claimed the second Powerball jackpot in that state in recent months Tuesday -- but it fell to her attorney to pose alongside the oversized lottery check.
2010
Illinois Lottery may privatize lottery to solve budget woes. The search for revenue to help fix to the state's budget woes has put a spotlight on the Illinois State Lottery.
2006
Mega Millions lottery jackpot increased to $162 million. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery game has grown to $162 million for Friday's drawing.
2006
N.J. Cash 5 lottery player uses very lucky numbers. A Williamstown, New Jersey, woman who insists "I'm not lucky" won the New Jersey Cash 5 jackpot of $545,559 March 2 after hitting four of five numbers in the same lottery game a mind-altering 13 times in 16 months.
2006
Despite rain, N.C. lottery has a sunny start. A thunderstorm Monday might have stymied the N.C. Education Lottery leader's personal goal of selling $25 million worth of tickets in the games' first five days.
2006
NC lottery addiction hotline gets different callers than planned. Many callers to the toll-free problem gambling hot line set up for North Carolina's new lottery have sought help of another kind.
2004
GTech to buy Leeward Islands Lottery. GTech Holdings Corp., the world's largest lottery systems operator, on Monday said it would acquire a lottery operator based in the Caribbean for $40 million in cash.
2004
Mega Millions jackpot increases to $90 million. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery grew to $90 million Saturday.
2004
Powerball Jackpot Grows to $47 Million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Saturday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $47 million, with a cash option of $26.1 million.
2004
$19 million winning Lotto South ticket sold in Georgia. Officials said a single ticket sold in Suwanee, Georgia matched all six numbers to win the $19 million jackpot in Saturday night's Lotto South drawing.
2004
Texas Lottery 2003 sales rank in top 10 worldwide. The Texas Lottery ranks in the top 10 of worldwide lotteries in terms of total sales for the calendar year 2003, according to La Fleur's Magazine, which annually calculates sales of all lotteries around the world.
2004
Port Richey ticket wins $3 million Florida Lotto jackpot. One lucky shopper at Gulf View Square Mall matched all six Florida Lotto numbers to win a $3 million jackpot, lottery officials said Sunday.
2004
Paul, 3 lottery executives paid $300,000 when they quit Georgia jobs. When Rebecca Paul quit her Georgia job last fall as the nation's highest-paid lottery director to become Tennessee's lottery chief, she left with one final perk - a check for $125,139.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$221.7 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 6, 2011
2.$190 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 8, 2020
2.$190 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 6, 1999
4.$174 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 5, 2006
5.$162 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 7, 2006
6.€124.07 Million
US$152 Million
Draw Date
Apr 5, 2018
7.$148 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 6, 2016
8.€131.7 Million
US$147.78 Million
Draw Date
Apr 6, 2019
9.$143 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 8, 2009
10.$127 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 7, 2020
11.$125 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 7, 2010
12.$117 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 5, 2002
13.$105 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 6, 2007
14.$104 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 5, 2019
15.€90 Million
US$99.23 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Apr 10, 2020
16.€76 Million
US$93.19 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Apr 6, 2018
17.$90 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 6, 2004
18.$86 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 5, 2005
19.€72 Million
US$80.81 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Apr 5, 2019
20.€76 Million
US$80.66 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Apr 7, 2017
21.$80 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 7, 2012
22.€62 Million
US$79.71 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Apr 8, 2005
23.€72 Million
US$76.41 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Apr 7, 2017
24.$76 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 6, 2010
25.$75 Million
Draw Date
Apr 7, 2007

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1984
Thursday, Apr 5, 1984
36 years old
1979
Thursday, Apr 5, 1979
41 years old
1975
Saturday, Apr 5, 1975
45 years old
1974
Friday, Apr 5, 1974
46 years old
1973
Thursday, Apr 5, 1973
47 years old
1971
Monday, Apr 5, 1971
49 years old
1970
Sunday, Apr 5, 1970
50 years old
1957
Friday, Apr 5, 1957
63 years old
1953
Sunday, Apr 5, 1953
67 years old
(year not provided)

Worldwide Events On This Day

2010
Twenty-nine coal miners are killed in an explosion at the Upper Big Branch Mine in West Virginia.
2009
North Korea launches its controversial Kwangmyŏngsŏng-2 rocket. The satellite passed over mainland Japan, which prompted an immediate reaction from the United Nations Security Council, as well as participating states of Six-party talks.
2000
2000 UEFA Cup semi-final violence: Four Galatasaray fans are arrested for the stabbings to death of two Leeds United fans.
1999
Two Libyans suspected of bringing down Pan Am Flight 103 in 1988 are handed over for eventual trial in the Netherlands.
1998
In Japan, the Akashi Kaikyō Bridge opens to traffic, becoming the longest bridge span in the world.
1992
Alberto Fujimori, president of Peru, dissolves the Peruvian congress by military force.
1992
Peace protesters Suada Dilberovic and Olga Sučić are killed on the Vrbanja Bridge in Sarajevo, becoming the first casualties of the Bosnian War.
1991
An ASAEMB 120crashes in Brunswick, Georgia, killing all 23 aboard including Sen. John Tower and astronaut Sonny Carter.
1986
Three people are killed in the bombing of the La Belle discotheque in West Berlin, Germany.
1977
The US Supreme Court rules that congressional legislation that diminished the size of the Sioux people's reservation thereby destroyed the tribe's jurisdictional authority over the area in Rosebud Sioux Tribe v. Kneip.
1976
In China, the April Fifth Movement leads to the Tiananmen Incident.
1971
In Sri Lanka, Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna launches a revolt against the United Front government of Sirimavo Bandaranaike.
1969
Vietnam War: Massive antiwar demonstrations occur in many U.S. cities.
1958
Ripple Rock, an underwater threat to navigation in the Seymour Narrows in Canada is destroyed in one of the largest non-nuclear controlled explosions of the time.
1957
In India, Communists win the first elections in united Kerala and E. M. S. Namboodiripad is sworn in as the first Chief Minister.
1956
Cuban Revolution: Fidel Castro declares himself at war with Cuban PresidentFulgencio Batista.
1956
In Sri Lanka, the Mahajana Eksath Peramuna win the general elections in a landslide and S. W. R. D. Bandaranaike is sworn in as the Prime Minister of Ceylon.
1951
Cold War: Ethel and Julius Rosenberg are sentenced to death for spying for the Soviet Union.
1949
A fire in a hospital in Effingham, Illinois, kills 77 people and leads to nationwide fire code improvements in the United States.
1946
Soviet troops end their year-long occupation of the Danish island of Bornholm.
1945
Cold War: Yugoslav leader Josip Broz Tito signs an agreement with the Soviet Union to allow "temporary entry of Soviet troops into Yugoslav territory".
1944
World War II: Two hundred seventy inhabitants of the Greek town of Kleisoura are executed by the Germans.
1943
World War II: American bomber aircraft accidentally cause more than 900 civilian deaths, including 209 children, and 1,300 wounded among the civilian population of the Belgian town of Mortsel. Their target was the Erla factory one kilometer from the residential area hit.
1942
World War II: The Imperial Japanese Navy launches a carrier-based air attack on Colombo, Ceylon during the Indian Ocean raid. Port and civilian facilities are damaged and the Royal NavycruisersHMS Cornwall and HMS Dorsetshire are sunk southwest of the island.
1936
Tupelo-Gainesville tornado outbreak: An F5 tornado kills 233 in Tupelo, Mississippi.
1933
U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs two executive orders: 6101 to establish the Civilian Conservation Corps, and 6102 "forbidding the Hoarding of Gold Coin, Gold Bullion, and Gold Certificates" by U.S. citizens.
1932
Dominion of Newfoundland: Ten thousand rioters seize the Colonial Building leading to the end of self-government.
1922
The American Birth Control League, forerunner of Planned Parenthood, is incorporated.
1915
Boxing challenger Jess Willard knocks out Jack Johnson in Havana, Cuba to become the Heavyweight Champion of the World.
1904
The first international rugby league match is played between England and an Other Nationalities team (Welsh & Scottish players) in Central Park, Wigan, England.
1900
Archaeologists in Knossos, Crete, discover a large cache of clay tablets with hieroglyphic writing in a script they call Linear B.
1879
Chile declares war on Bolivia and Peru, starting the War of the Pacific.
1862
American Civil War: The Battle of Yorktown begins.
1818
In the Battle of Maipú, Chile's independence movement, led by Bernardo O'Higgins and José de San Martín, win a decisive victory over Spain, leaving 2,000 Spaniards and 1,000 Chilean patriots dead.
1795
Peace of Basel between France and Prussia is made.
1792
United States President George Washington exercises his authority to veto a bill, the first time this power is used in the United States.
1722
The Dutch explorer Jacob Roggeveen discovers Easter Island.
1710
The Statute of Anne receives the royal assent establishing the Copyright law of the United Kingdom.
1621
The Mayflower sets sail from Plymouth, Massachusetts on a return trip to England.
1614
In Virginia, Native AmericanPocahontas marries English colonist John Rolfe.
1609
Daimyō (Lord) Shimazu Tadatsune of the Satsuma Domain in southern Kyūshū, Japan, completes his successful invasion of the Ryūkyū Kingdom in Okinawa.
1566
Two-hundred Dutch noblemen, led by Hendrick van Brederode, force themselves into the presence of Margaret of Parma and present the Petition of Compromise, denouncing the Spanish Inquisition in the Seventeen Provinces.
1536
Royal Entry of Charles V into Rome: The last Roman triumph.
1242
During the Battle on the Ice of Lake Peipus, Russian forces, led by Alexander Nevsky, rebuff an invasion attempt by the Teutonic Knights.
1081
Alexios I Komnenos is crowned Byzantine emperor at Constantinople, bringing the Komnenian dynasty to full power.
919
The second Fatimid invasion of Egypt begins, when the Fatimid heir-apparent, al-Qa'im bi-Amr Allah, sets out from Raqqada at the head of his army.
823
Lothair I is crowned King of Italy by Pope Paschal I.

Births On This Day

2001
Thylane Blondeau, French model and actress
2000
Ayush Mahesh Khedekar, Indian actor
1997
Borja Mayoral, Spanish footballer
1996
Nicolas Beer, Danish race car driver
1996
Raouf Benguit, Algerian footballer
1995
Viliame Kikau, Fijian rugby league player
1995
Sei Muroya, Japanese footballer
1995
Gleb Rassadkin, Belarusian footballer
1995
Sebastian Starke Hedlund, Swedish footballer
1994
Mateusz Bieniek, Polish volleyball player
1994
Edem Rjaïbi, Tunisian footballer
1994
Richard Sánchez, Mexican footballer
1993
Andreas Bouchalakis, Greek footballer
1993
Maya DiRado, American swimmer
1993
Laura Feiersinger, Austrian footballer
1993
Scottie Wilbekin, American-born naturalized Turkish basketball player
1992
Emmalyn Estrada, Canadian singer-songwriter and dancer
1992
Shintaro Kurumaya, Japanese footballer
1992
Kaveh Rezaei, Iranian footballer
1992
Dmytro Ryzhuk, Ukrainian footballer
1991
Yassine Bounou, Moroccan footballer
1991
Nathaniel Clyne, English footballer
1991
Adriano Grimaldi, Italian-German footballer
1991
Joël Mall, Swiss footballer
1991
Guilherme dos Santos Torres, Brazilian footballer
1990
Alex Cuthbert, Welsh rugby player
1990
Amer Said Al-Shatri, Omani footballer
1990
Fredy Hinestroza, Colombian footballer
1990
Chen Huijia, Chinese swimmer
1990
Haruma Miura, Japanese actor and singer
1990
Ismaeel Mohammad, Qatari footballer
1990
Iryna Pamialova, Belarusian canoeist
1990
Jakub Sedláček, Czech ice hockey player
1990
Sercan Yıldırım, Turkish footballer
1990
Género Zeefuik, Dutch footballer
1989
Kader Amadou, Nigerien footballer
1989
Yémi Apithy, Beninese fencer
1989
Liemarvin Bonevacia, Dutch sprinter
1989
Freddie Fox, English actor
1989
Emre Güral, Turkish footballer
1989
Justin Holiday, American basketball player
1989
Rachel Homan, Canadian curler
1989
Lily James, English actress
1989
Trevor Marsicano, American speed skater
1989
Jonathan Rossini, Swiss footballer
1989
Kiki Sukezane, Japanese actress
1989
Sosuke Takatani, Japanese wrestler
1988
Gerson Acevedo, Chilean footballer
1988
Teresa Almeida, Angolan handball player
1988
Quade Cooper, New Zealand rugby player and boxer
1988
Jonathan Davies, Welsh rugby union player
1988
Gevorg Ghazaryan, Armenian footballer
1988
Alisha Glass, American ex-indoor volleyball player
1988
Vurğun Hüseynov, Azerbaijani footballer
1988
Matthias Jaissle, German footballer and manager
1988
Jon Kwang-ik, North Korean footballer
1988
Christopher Papamichalopoulos, Cypriot skier
1988
Zack Smith, Canadian ice hockey player
1988
Pape Sy, French basketball player
1988
Alexey Volkov, Russian biathlete
1987
Max Grün, German footballer
1987
Balázs Hárai, Hungarian water polo player
1987
Anton Kokorin, Russian sprint athlete
1987
Fyodor Kudryashov, Russian footballer
1987
Etiënne Reijnen, Dutch footballer
1986
Anna Sophia Berglund, American model and actress
1986
Anzor Boltukayev, Chechen wrestler
1986
Diego Chará, Colombian footballer
1986
Charlotte Flair, American wrestler, author and actress
1986
Róbert Kasza, Hungarian Modern pentathlete
1986
Eetu Muinonen, Finnish footballer
1986
Manuel Ruz, Spanish footballer
1986
Albert Selimov, Azerbaijani boxer
1985
Daniel Congré, French footballer
1985
Erwin l'Ami, Dutch chess player
1985
Jolanda Keizer, Dutch heptathlete
1985
Sergey Khachatryan, Armenian violinist
1985
Linas Pilibaitis, Lithuanian footballer
1985
Jan Smeets, Dutch chess grandmaster
1985
Kristof Vandewalle, Belgian cyclist
1984
Marshall Allman, American actor
1984
Aram Mp3, Armenian singer and comedian
1984
Rune Brattsveen, Norwegian biathlete
1984
Alexei Glukhov, Russian ice hockey player
1984
Maartje Goderie, Dutch field hockey player
1984
Darija Jurak, Croatian tennis player
1984
Dejan Kelhar, Slovenian footballer
1984
Dmitry Kozonchuk, Russian cyclist
1984
Shin Min-a, South Korean actress
1984
Jess Sum, Hong Kong actress
1984
Peter Penz, Austrian luger
1984
Samuele Preisig, Swiss footballer
1984
Cristian Săpunaru, Romanian footballer
1984
Fabio Vitaioli, San Marinese footballer
1984
Kisho Yano, Japanese footballer
1984
Saba Qamar, Pakistani actress-model
1983
Jaime Castrillón, Colombian footballer
1983
Jorge Andrés Martínez, Uruguayan footballer
1983
Brock Radunske, Canadian-South Korean ice hockey player
1983
Yohann Sangaré, French basketball player
1983
Cécile Storti, French cross-country skier
1983
Shikha Uberoi, Indian-American tennis player
1982
Hayley Atwell, English-American actress
1982
Matheus Coradini Vivian, Brazilian footballer
1982
Thomas Hitzlsperger, German footballer
1982
Kelly Pavlik, American boxer
1982
Matt Pickens, American soccer player
1982
Alexandre Prémat, French race car driver
1982
Danylo Sapunov, Ukrainian-Kazakhstani triathlete
1982
Hubert Schwab, Swiss cyclist
1982
Marcel Seip, Dutch former footballer
1981
Matthew Emmons, American rifle shooter
1981
Michael A. Monsoor, American sailor, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 2006)
1981
Mariqueen Maandig, Filipino-American musician and singer-songwriter
1981
Daba Modibo Keïta, Malian taekwondo athlete
1981
Marissa Nadler, American musician
1981
Tom Riley, English actor and producer
1981
Mompati Thuma, Botswana footballer
1981
Pieter Weening, Dutch cyclist
1980
Matt Bonner, American basketball player
1980
Alberta Brianti, Italian tennis player
1980
Rafael Cavalcante, Brazilian mixed martial artist
1980
David Chocarro, Argentinian baseball player and actor
1980
Mike Glumac, Canadian ice hockey player
1980
Mario Kasun, Croatian basketball player
1980
Lee Jae-won, South Korean DJ and singer
1980
Joris Mathijsen, Dutch footballer
1980
Rasmus Quist Hansen, Danish rower
1980
Odlanier Solís, Cuban boxer
1979
Vlada Avramov, Serbian footballer
1979
Josh Boone, American screenwriter and director
1979
Song Dae-nam, South Korean judoka
1979
Timo Hildebrand, German footballer
1979
Imany, French singer
1979
Barel Mouko, Congolese footballer
1979
Cesare Natali, Italian footballer
1979
Mitsuo Ogasawara, Japanese footballer
1979
Alexander Resch, German luger
1979
Andrius Velička, Lithuanian footballer
1979
Dante Wesley, American football player
1979
Chen Yanqing, Chinese weightlifter
1978
Dwain Chambers, British track sprinter
1978
Marcone Amaral Costa, Qatari footballer
1978
Tarek El-Said, Egyptian footballer
1978
Jairo Patiño, Colombian footballer
1978
Sohyang, South Korean singer
1978
Stephen Jackson, American basketball player
1978
Arnaud Tournant, French cyclist
1978
Franziska van Almsick, German swimmer
1978
Günther Weidlinger, Austrian long-distance runner
1977
Jonathan Erlich, Israeli tennis player
1977
Trevor Letowski, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1977
Daniel Majstorović, Swedish footballer
1976
Luis de Agustini, Uruguayan footballer
1976
Péter Biros, Hungarian water polo player
1976
Sterling K. Brown, American actor
1976
Aleksei Budõlin, Estonian judoka
1976
Simone Inzaghi, Italian footballer
1976
Fernando Morientes, Spanish footballer and coach
1976
Natascha Ragosina, Russian boxer
1976
Henrik Stenson, Swedish golfer
1976
Valeria Straneo, Italian long-distance runner
1976
Indrek Tobreluts, Estonian biathlete
1976
Anouska van der Zee, Dutch cyclist
1975
Sarah Baldock, English organist and conductor
1975
John Hartson, Welsh footballer and coach
1975
Juicy J, American rapper and producer
1975
Serhiy Klymentiev, Ukrainian ice hockey player
1975
Caitlin Moran, English journalist, author, and critic
1975
Marcos Vales, Spanish footballer
1975
Shammond Williams, American basketball player and coach
1974
Sandra Bagarić, Croatian opera singer and actress
1974
Julien Boutter, French tennis player
1974
Katja Holanti, Finnish biathlete
1974
Oleg Khodkov, Russian handball player
1974
Ariel López, Argentine footballer
1974
Lukas Ridgeston, Slovak actor and director
1974
Vyacheslav Voronin, Russian high jumper
1973
Élodie Bouchez, French-American actress
1973
Lidia Trettel, Italian snowboarder
1973
Pharrell Williams, American singer-songwriter, rapper, producer, and fashion designer
1972
Krista Allen, American actress
1972
Nima Arkani-Hamed, American-Canadian theoretical physicist
1972
Tom Coronel, Dutch race car driver
1972
Paul Okon, Australian footballer and manager
1972
Yasuhiro Takemoto, Japanese animator and director
1972
Junko Takeuchi, Japanese actress
1971
Dong Abay, Filipino singer-songwriter and guitarist
1971
Austin Berry, Costa Rican footballer
1971
Simona Cavallari, Italian actress
1971
Victoria Hamilton, English actress
1971
Nelson Parraguez, Chilean footballer
1971
Kim Soo-nyung, South Korean archer
1970
Soheil Ayari, French race car driver
1970
Valérie Bonneton, French actress
1970
Diamond D, American hip hop producer
1970
Petar Genov, Bulgarian chess grandmaster
1970
Thea Gill, Canadian actress
1970
Miho Hatori, Japanese singer-songwriter
1970
Irina Timofeyeva, Russian long-distance runner
1969
Dinos Angelidis, Greek basketball player
1969
Viatcheslav Djavanian, Russian cyclist
1969
Pontus Kåmark, Swedish footballer
1969
Pavlo Khnykin, Ukrainian swimmer
1969
Tomislav Piplica, Bosnian footballer and manager
1969
Ravindra Prabhat, Indian writer and journalist
1968
Paula Cole, American singer-songwriter and pianist
1967
Troy Gentry, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2017)
1967
Franck Silvestre, French footballer
1967
Erland Johnsen, Norwegian footballer
1967
Laima Zilporytė, Soviet cyclist
1966
Yoon Hyun, South Korean judoka
1966
Mike McCready, American guitarist and songwriter
1965
Aykut Kocaman, Turkish footballer and manager
1965
Lang Tzu-yun, Taiwanese actress
1965
Elizabeth McIntyre, American freestyle skier
1965
Svetlana Paramygina, Belarusian biathlete
1964
Neil Eckersley, British judoka
1964
Vakhtang Iagorashvili, Soviet modern pentathlete
1964
Levon Julfalakyan, Soviet Armenian Greco-Roman wrestler
1964
Marius Lăcătuș, Romanian footballer and coach
1963
Arthur Adams, American comic book artist and writer
1962
Lana Clarkson, American actress and model (d. 2003)
1962
Sara Danius, Swedish scholar of literature and aesthetics
1962
Richard Gough, Scottish footballer
1962
Arild Monsen, Norwegian cross-country skier
1962
Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, Russian businessman and politician, 1st President of Kalmykia
1961
Andrea Arnold, English filmmaker and actress
1961
Anna Caterina Antonacci, Italian soprano
1961
Abdulhadi al-Khawaja, Bahraini-Danish human rights activist
1961
Lisa Zane, American actress and singer
1960
Asteris Koutoulas, Romanian-German record producer, manager, and author
1960
Larry McCray, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1960
Ian Redford, Scottish footballer and manager (d. 2014)
1960
Hiromi Taniguchi, Japanese long-distance runner
1960
Adnan Terzić, Bosnian politician
1959
Paul Chung, Hong Kong actor and host (d. 1989)
1958
Henrik Dettmann, Finnish basketball coach
1958
Ryoichi Kawakatsu, Japanese footballer
1958
Johan Kriek, South African-American tennis player
1958
Daniel Schneidermann, French journalist
1958
Lasantha Wickrematunge, Sri Lankan lawyer and journalist (d. 2009)
1957
Sebastian Adayanthrath, Indian bishop
1957
Karin Roßley, German hurdler
1956
Diamond Dallas Page, American wrestler and actor
1956
Leonid Fedun, Russian businessman
1956
Reid Ribble, American politician
1955
Charlotte de Turckheim, French actress, producer, and screenwriter
1955
Ricardo Ferrero, Argentine footballer (d. 2015)
1955
Christian Gourcuff, French footballer and manager
1955
Anthony Horowitz, English author and screenwriter
1955
Bernard Longley, English prelate
1955
Akira Toriyama, Japanese illustrator
1955
Takayoshi Yamano, Japanese footballer
1954
Guy Bertrand, Canadian linguist and radio host
1954
Peter Case, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1954
Mohamed Ben Mouza, Tunisian footballer
1954
Stan Ridgway, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1954
Yoshiichi Watanabe, Japanese footballer
1953
Frank Gaffney, American journalist and radio host
1953
Keiko Han, Japanese actress
1953
Tae Jin-ah, South Korean singer
1953
Raleb Majadele, Israeli politician
1953
Ian Swales, English accountant and politician
1952
John C. Dvorak, American author, editor and co-host of No Agenda podcast
1952
Sandy Mayer, American tennis player
1952
Dennis Mortimer, English footballer
1952
Mitch Pileggi, American actor
1951
Les Binks, Irish drummer and songwriter
1951
Yevgeniy Gavrilenko, Belarusian hurdler
1951
Nedim Gürsel, Turkish writer
1951
Dean Kamen, American inventor and businessman, founded Segway Inc.
1951
Dave McArtney, New Zealand singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2013)
1951
Ubol Ratana, Thai Princess
1950
Ann C. Crispin, American writer (d. 2013)
1950
Franklin Chang Díaz, Costa Rican-Chinese American astronaut and physicist
1950
Agnetha Fältskog, Swedish singer-songwriter and producer
1950
Toshiko Fujita, Japanese actress, singer and narrator (d.2018)
1950
Miki Manojlović, Serbian actor
1949
Stanley Dziedzic, American wrestler
1949
Larry Franco, American film producer
1949
Judith Resnik, Ukrainian-American engineer and astronaut (d. 1986)
1948
Pierre-Albert Chapuisat, Swiss footballer
1948
Dave Holland, English drummer (d. 2018)
1948
Roy McFarland, English footballer and manager
1947
Đurđica Bjedov, Yugoslav swimmer
1947
Willy Chirino, Cuban-American musician
1947
Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, Filipino academic and politician, 14th President of the Philippines
1947
Ramón Mifflin, Peruvian footballer
1947
Virendra Sharma, Indian-English lawyer and politician
1946
Jane Asher, English actress
1946
Julio Ángel Fernández, Uruguayan astronomer
1946
Björn Granath, Swedish actor (d. 2017)
1946
Georgi Markov, Bulgarian Greco-Roman wrestler
1945
Ove Bengtson, Swedish tennis player
1945
Steve Carver, American director and producer
1945
Cem Karaca, Turkish musician (d. 2004)
1945
Tommy Smith, English footballer
1944
Willeke van Ammelrooy, Dutch actress and director
1944
János Martonyi, Hungarian politician
1944
Evan Parker, British musician
1944
Douangchay Phichit, Laotian politician (d. 2014)
1944
Willy Planckaert, Belgian cyclist
1944
Pedro Rosselló, Puerto Rican physician and politician, 7th Governor of Puerto Rico
1944
Peter T. King, American soldier, lawyer, and politician
1943
Dean Brown, Australian politician, 41st Premier of South Australia
1943
Max Gail, American actor and director
1943
Fighting Harada, Japanese boxer
1943
Miet Smet, Belgian politician
1943
Jean-Louis Tauran, French cardinal
1942
Allan Clarke, English singer-songwriter
1942
Pascal Couchepin, Swiss politician
1942
Juan Gisbert Sr., Spanish tennis player
1942
Peter Greenaway, Welsh director and screenwriter
1941
Michael Moriarty, American-Canadian actor
1941
Dave Swarbrick, English singer-songwriter and fiddler (d. 2016)
1940
Tommy Cash, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1940
Gilles Proulx, Canadian journalist, historian, and radio host
1939
Leka I, Crown Prince of Albania (d. 2011)
1939
Crispian St. Peters, English singer-songwriter (d. 2010)
1939
Haidar Abu Bakr al-Attas, Prime Minister of Yemen
1939
Ronald White, American singer-songwriter (d. 1995)
1939
David Winters, English-American actor, choreographer and producer
1938
Colin Bland, Zimbabwean-South African cricketer
1938
Mal Colston, Australian educator and politician (d. 2003)
1938
Nancy Holt, American sculptor and painter (d. 2014)
1938
Natalya Kustinskaya, Soviet actress (d. 2012)
1937
Joseph Lelyveld, American journalist and author
1937
Jean-Pierre Petit, French scientist
1937
Colin Powell, American general and politician, 65th United States Secretary of State
1937
Andrzej Schinzel, Polish mathematician
1937
Arie Selinger, Israeli volleyball player and manager
1937
Juan Vicente Lezcano, Paraguayan footballer (d. 2012)
1936
Ronnie Bucknum, American race car driver (d. 1992)
1936
Glenn Jordan, American director and producer
1936
Dragoljub Minić, Yugoslavian chess Grandmaster (d. 2005)
1935
Giovanni Cianfriglia, Italian actor
1935
Peter Grant, English talent manager (d. 1995)
1935
Donald Lynden-Bell, English astrophysicist and astronomer (d. 2018)
1935
Frank Schepke, German rower (d. 2017)
1934
John Carey, English author and critic
1934
Roman Herzog, German lawyer and politician, 7th President of Germany (d. 2017)
1934
Moise Safra, Brazilian businessman and philanthropist, co-founded Banco Safra (d. 2014)
1934
Stanley Turrentine, American saxophonist and composer (d. 2000)
1933
Feridun Buğeker, Turkish footballer (d. 2014)
1933
Frank Gorshin, American actor (d. 2005)
1933
Barbara Holland, American author (d. 2010)
1933
K. Kailasapathy, Sri Lankan journalist and academic (d. 1982)
1931
Jack Clement, American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2013)
1931
Héctor Olivera, Argentine director, producer and screenwriter
1930
Mary Costa, American singer and actress
1930
Pierre Lhomme, French director of photography
1929
Hugo Claus, Belgian author, poet, and painter (d. 2008)
1929
Ivar Giaever, Norwegian-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
1929
Nigel Hawthorne, English actor and producer (d. 2001)
1929
Joe Meek, English songwriter and producer (d. 1967)
1929
Mahmoud Mollaghasemi, Iranian wrestler
1928
Enzo Cannavale, Italian actor (d. 2011)
1928
Tony Williams, American singer (d. 1992)
1927
Thanin Kraivichien, Thai lawyer and politician
1927
Arne Hoel, Norwegian ski jumper (d. 2006)
1926
Roger Corman, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1926
Liang Yusheng, Chinese writer (d. 2009)
1925
Janet Rowley, American human geneticist (d. 2013)
1925
Pierre Nihant, Belgian cyclist (d. 1993)
1924
Igor Borisov, Soviet rower (d. before 2005)
1923
Ernest Mandel, German-born Belgian Marxist economist, Trotskyist activist and theorist (d. 1995)
1923
Michael V. Gazzo, American actor (d. 1995)
1923
Nguyễn Văn Thiệu, Vietnamese general and politician, 5th President of South Vietnam (d. 2001)
1922
Tom Finney, English footballer (d. 2014)
1922
Harry Freedman, Polish-Canadian horn player, composer, and educator (d. 2005)
1922
Andy Linden, American race car driver (d. 1987)
1922
Gale Storm, American actress and singer (d. 2009)
1921
Christopher Hewett, English actor and theatre director (d. 2001)
1920
Barend Biesheuvel, Dutch politician, Prime Minister of the Netherlands (d. 2001)
1920
Arthur Hailey, English-Canadian soldier and author (d. 2004)
1920
Alfonso Thiele, Turkish-Italian race car driver (d. 1986)
1920
John Willem Gran, Swedish bishop (d. 2008)
1919
Lester James Peries, Sri Lankan director, screenwriter, and producer (d. 2018)
1917
Robert Bloch, American author (d. 1994)
1917
Frans Gommers, Belgian footballer (d. 1996)
1916
Gregory Peck, American actor, political activist, and producer (d. 2003)
1914
Felice Borel, Italian footballer (d. 1993)
1913
Antoni Clavé, Catalan artist (d. 2005)
1913
Nicolas Grunitzky, 2nd President of Togo (d. 1969)
1913
Ruth Smith, Faroese artist (d. 1958)
1912
Jehan Buhan, French fencer (d. 1999)
1912
Habib Elghanian, Iranian businessman (d. 1979)
1912
Antonio Ferri, Italian scientist (d. 1975)
1912
Carlos Guastavino, Argentine composer (d. 2000)
1912
Makar Honcharenko, Ukrainian footballer and manager (d. 1997)
1912
John Le Mesurier, English actor (d. 1983)
1912
István Örkény, Hungarian author and playwright (d. 1979)
1912
Bill Roberts, English sprinter and soldier (d. 2001)
1911
Hedi Amara Nouira, Tunisian politician (d. 1993)
1911
Johnny Revolta, American golfer (d. 1991)
1910
Sven Andersson, Swedish politician (d. 1987)
1910
Oronzo Pugliese, Italian football manager (d. 1990)
1909
Albert R. Broccoli, American film producer, co-founded Eon Productions (d. 1996)
1909
Giacomo Gentilomo, Italian film director and painter (d. 2001)
1909
Károly Sós, Hungarian footballer and manager (d. 1991)
1909
Erwin Wegner, German hurdler (d. 1945)
1908
Bette Davis, American actress (d. 1989)
1908
Kurt Neumann, German director (d. 1958)
1908
Jagjivan Ram, Indian politician, 4th Deputy Prime Minister of India (d. 1986)
1908
Herbert von Karajan, Austrian conductor and manager (d. 1989)
1907
Sanya Dharmasakti, Thai jurist (d. 2002)
1906
Albert Charles Smith, American botanist (d. 1999)
1906
Fernando Germani, Italian organist (d. 1998)
1906
Ted Morgan, New Zealand boxer (d. 1952)
1904
Richard Eberhart, American poet and academic (d. 2005)
1903
Marion Aye, American actress (d. 1951)
1902
Menachem Mendel Schneerson, Russian-American rabbi (d. 1994)
1901
Curt Bois, German actor (d. 1991)
1901
Chester Bowles, American diplomat and ambassador (d. 1986)
1901
Melvyn Douglas, American actor (d. 1981)
1901
Doggie Julian, American football, basketball, and baseball player and coach (d. 1967)
1900
Herbert Bayer, Austrian-American graphic designer, painter, and photographer (d. 1985)
1900
Roman Steinberg, Estonian wrestler (d. 1928)
1900
Spencer Tracy, American actor (d. 1967)
1899
Alfred Blalock, American surgeon and academic (d. 1964)
1897
Hans Schuberth, German politician (d. 1976)
1896
Einar Lundborg, Swedish aviator (d. 1931)
1895
Mike O'Dowd, American boxer (d. 1957)
1894
Lawrence Dale Bell, American industrialist and founder of Bell Aircraft Corporation (d. 1956)
1894
Hans Hüttig, German SS officer (d. 1980)
1894
Carl Rudolf Florin, Swedish botanist (d. 1965)
1893
Frithjof Andersen, Norwegian wrestler (d. 1975)
1893
Clas Thunberg, Finnish speed skater (d. 1973)
1892
Raymond Bonney, American ice hockey player (d. 1964)
1891
Arnold Jackson, English runner, soldier, and lawyer (d. 1972)
1891
Laura Vicuña, Chilean nun (d. 1904)
1890
Karl Kirk, Danish gymnast (d. 1955)
1890
William Moore, British track and field athlete (d. 1956)
1889
Vicente Ferreira Pastinha, Brazilian martial artist (d. 1981)
1887
William Cowhig, British gymnast (d. 1964)
1886
Gotthelf Bergsträsser, German linguist (d. 1933)
1886
Frederick Lindemann, British physicist (d. 1957)
1886
Gustavo Jiménez, Peruvian colonel and politician, 73rd President of Peru (d. 1933)
1885
Dimitrie Cuclin, Romanian composer (d. 1978)
1884
Ion Inculeț, Bessarabian academic and politician, President of Moldova (d. 1940)
1883
Walter Huston, Canadian-American actor and singer (d. 1950)
1882
Song Jiaoren, Chinese revolutionary (d. 1913)
1882
Natalia Sedova, 2nd wife of Leon Trotsky (d. 1962)
1880
Eric Carlberg, Swedish Army officer, diplomat, shooter, fencer and modern pentathlete (d. 1963)
1880
Vilhelm Carlberg, Swedish Army officer and shooter (d. 1970)
1879
Arthur Berriedale Keith, Scottish lawyer (d. 1944)
1879
Nikolaus zu Dohna-Schlodien, German naval officer and author (d. 1956)
1878
Albert Champion, French cyclist (d. 1927)
1878
Georg Misch, German philosopher (d. 1965)
1878
Paul Weinstein, German high jumper (d. 1964)
1874
Emmanuel Célestin Suhard, French Cardinal of the Catholic Church (d. 1949)
1874
Manuel María Ponce Brousset, President of Peru (d. 1966)
1873
Joseph Rheden, Austrian astronomer (d. 1946)
1872
Samuel Cate Prescott, American microbiologist and chemist (d. 1962)
1871
Stanisław Grabski, Polish economist and politician (d. 1949)
1870
Motobu Chōki, Japanese karateka (d. 1944)
1869
Sergey Chaplygin, Russian physicist, mathematician, and engineer (d. 1942)
1869
Albert Roussel, French composer (d. 1937)
1867
Ernest Lewis, British tennis player (d. 1930)
1863
Princess Victoria of Hesse and by Rhine (d. 1950)
1862
Louis Ganne, French conductor (d. 1923)
1862
Leo Stern, English cellist (d. 1904)
1860
Harry S. Barlow, British tennis player (d. 1917)
1859
Reinhold Seeberg, German theologian (d. 1935)
1858
Washington Atlee Burpee, Canadian businessman, founded Burpee Seeds (d. 1915)
1857
Alexander of Battenberg (d. 1893)
1856
Booker T. Washington, African-American educator, essayist and historian (d. 1915)
1852
Émile Billard, French sailor (d. 1930)
1852
Walter W. Winans, American marksman and sculptor (d. 1920)
1852
Franz Eckert, German composer and musician (d. 1916)
1850
Enrico Mazzanti, Italian engineer and cartoonist (d. 1910)
1848
Thure de Thulstrup, American illustrator (d. 1930)
1848
Ulrich Wille, Swiss army general (d. 1925)
1846
Sigmund Exner, Austrian physiologist (d. 1926)
1846
Henry Wellesley, British peer and politician (d. 1900)
1845
Friedrich Sigmund Merkel, German anatomist and histopathologist (d. 1919)
1845
Jules Cambon, French diplomat (d. 1935)
1842
Hans Hildebrand, Swedish archaeologist (d. 1913)
1840
Ghazaros Aghayan, Armenian historian and linguist (d. 1911)
1839
Robert Smalls, African-American ship's pilot, sea captain, and politician (d. 1915)
1837
Algernon Charles Swinburne, English poet, playwright, novelist, and critic (d. 1909)
1835
Vítězslav Hálek, Czech poet, writer, journalist, dramatist and theatre critic. (d. 1874)
1834
Prentice Mulford, American humorist and author (d. 1891)
1834
Wilhelm Olbers Focke, German medical doctor and botanist (d. 1922)
1834
Frank R. Stockton, American writer and humorist (d. 1902)
1832
Jules Ferry, French lawyer and politician, 44th Prime Minister of France (d. 1893)
1827
Joseph Lister, English surgeon and academic (d. 1912)
1822
Émile Louis Victor de Laveleye, Belgian economist (d. 1892)
1814
Felix Lichnowsky, Czech soldier and politician (d. 1848)
1811
Jules Dupré, French painter (d. 1889)
1810
Sir Henry Rawlinson, British East India Company army officer and politician (d. 1895)
1809
Karl Felix Halm, German scholar and critic (d. 1882)
1804
Matthias Jakob Schleiden, German botanist (d. 1881)
1801
Félix Dujardin, French biologist (d. 1860)
1801
Vincenzo Gioberti, Italian philosopher, publicist and politician (d. 1852)
1799
Jacques Denys Choisy, Swiss clergyman and botanist (d. 1859)
1795
Henry Havelock, British general (d. 1857)
1793
Casimir Delavigne, French poet and dramatist (d. 1843)
1793
Felix de Muelenaere, Belgian politician (d. 1862)
1788
Franz Pforr, German painter (d. 1812)
1784
Louis Spohr, German violinist, composer, and conductor (d. 1859)
1782
Wincenty Krasiński, Polish nobleman (d. 1858)
1777
Marie Jules César Savigny, French zoologist (d. 1851)
1773
Duchess Therese of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, (d. 1839)
1769
Sir Thomas Hardy, 1st Baronet, English admiral (d. 1839)
1761
Sybil Ludington, American heroine of the American Revolutionary War (d. 1839)
1752
Sébastien Érard, French instrument maker (d. 1831)
1739
Philemon Dickinson, American lawyer and politician (d. 1809)
1735
Franziskus Herzan von Harras, Czech Roman Catholic cardinal (d. 1804)
1732
Jean-Honoré Fragonard, French painter and etcher (d. 1806)
1730
Jean Baptiste Seroux d'Agincourt, French archaeologist and historian (d. 1814)
1729
Frederick Charles Ferdinand, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg (d. 1809)
1727
Pasquale Anfossi, Italian violinist and composer (d. 1797)
1726
Benjamin Harrison V, American politician, planter and merchant (d. 1791)
1719
Axel von Fersen the Elder, Swedish field marshal and politician, Lord Marshal of Sweden (d. 1794)
1692
Adrienne Lecouvreur, French actress (d. 1730)
1691
Louis VIII, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt (d. 1768)
1674
Margravine Elisabeth Sophie of Brandenburg, (d. 1748)
1664
Élisabeth Thérèse de Lorraine, French noblewoman and Princess of Epinoy (d. 1748)
1656
Nikita Demidov, Russian industrialist (d. 1725)
1649
Elihu Yale, American-English merchant and philanthropist (d. 1721)
1622
Vincenzo Viviani, Italian mathematician, astronomer, and physicist (d. 1703)
1616
Frederick, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken (d. 1661)
1604
Charles IV (d. 1675)
1595
John Wilson, English composer and educator (d. 1674)
1591
Frederick Ulrich, Duke of Brunswick-Luneburg (d. 1634)
1588
Thomas Hobbes, English philosopher (d. 1679)
1568
Pope Urban VIII (d. 1644)
1549
Princess Elizabeth of Sweden, (d. 1597)
1539
George Frederick, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach (d. 1603)
1533
Giulio della Rovere, Italian Catholic Cardinal (d. 1578)
1523
Blaise de Vigenère, French cryptographer and diplomat (d. 1596)
1521
Francesco Laparelli, Italian architect (d. 1570)
1514
Joachim Mörlin, German bishop (d. 1571)
1508
Ercole II d'Este, Duke of Ferrara, Italian noble (d. 1559)
1498
Giovanni dalle Bande Nere, Italian condottiero (d. 1526)
1472
Bianca Maria Sforza, Italian wife of Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1510)
1365
William II, Duke of Bavaria (d. 1417)
1315
James III of Majorca (d. 1349)
1288
Emperor Go-Fushimi of Japan (d. 1336)
1279
Al-Nuwayri, Egyptian Muslim historian (d. 1333)
1219
Wonjong of Goryeo, 24th ruler of Goryeo (d. 1274)
1170
Isabella of Hainault (d. 1190)

Deaths On This Day

2019
Sydney Brenner, South African biologist (b.1927)
2018
Isao Takahata, Japanese director (b. 1935)
2017
Attilio Benfatto, Italian cyclist (b. 1943)
2017
Arthur Bisguier, American chess Grandmaster (b. 1929)
2017
Paul G. Comba, Italian-American computer scientist and astronomer (b. 1926)
2017
Makoto Ōoka, Japanese poet and literary critic (b. 1931)
2017
Paul O'Neill, American rock composer and producer (b. 1956)
2017
Tim Parnell, British race car driver (b. 1932)
2017
Memè Perlini, Italian actor and director (b. 1947)
2017
Atanase Sciotnic, Romanian sprint canoeist (b. 1942)
2017
Ilkka Sinisalo, Finnish ice hockey player (b. 1958)
2016
Koço Kasapoğlu, Turkish footballer (b. 1936)
2015
Fredric Brandt, American dermatologist and author (b. 1949)
2015
Juan Carlos Cáceres, Argentinian singer and pianist (b. 1936)
2014
Alan Davie, Scottish saxophonist and painter (b. 1920)
2014
Mariano Díaz, Spanish cyclist (b. 1939)
2014
Peter Matthiessen, American novelist, short story writer, editor, co-founded The Paris Review (b. 1927)
2014
John Pinette, American comedian (b. 1964)
2014
José Wilker, Brazilian actor, director, and producer (b. 1947)
2013
Regina Bianchi, Italian actress (b. 1921)
2013
Piero de Palma, Italian tenor and actor (b. 1924)
2012
Ferdinand Alexander Porsche, German designer (b. 1935)
2012
Pedro Bartolomé Benoit, Dominican Republican politician military officer
2012
Jim Marshall, English businessman, founded Marshall Amplification (b. 1923)
2012
Barney McKenna, Irish musician (b. 1939)
2012
Bingu wa Mutharika, Malawian economist and politician, 3rd President of Malawi (b. 1934)
2011
Baruch Samuel Blumberg, American physician and geneticist (b. 1925)
2011
Ange-Félix Patassé, Central African politician (b. 1937)
2010
Vitaly Sevastyanov, Soviet cosmonaut and engineer (b. 1935)
2009
I. J. Good, British mathematician (b. 1916)
2008
Charlton Heston, American actor, director, and political activist (b. 1923)
2007
Maria Gripe, Swedish journalist and author (b. 1923)
2007
Leela Majumdar, Indian author and academic (b. 1908)
2007
Werner Maser, German historian and journalist (b. 1922)
2007
Mark St. John, American guitarist (b. 1956)
2007
Thomas Stoltz Harvey, American pathologist (b. 1912)
2006
Allan Kaprow, American painter and educator (b. 1927)
2006
Gene Pitney, American singer-songwriter (b. 1941)
2006
Yevgeny Seredin, Russian swimmer (b. 1958)
2006
Pasquale Macchi, Roman Catholic archbishop (b. 1923)
2005
Saul Bellow, Canadian-American novelist, essayist and short story writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1915)
2005
Robert Borg, American military officer and equestrian (b. 1913)
2005
Chung Nam-sik, South Korean footballer (b. 1917)
2004
Fernand Goyvaerts, Belgian footballer (b. 1938)
2004
Sławomir Rawicz, Polish lieutenant (b. 1915)
2004
Heiner Zieschang, German mathematician and academic (b. 1936)
2003
Keizo Morishita, Japanese painter (b. 1944)
2002
Layne Staley, American singer-songwriter (b. 1967)
2002
Kim Won-gyun, North Korean composer and politician (b. 1917)
2001
Aldo Olivieri, Italian footballer (b. 1910)
2000
Heinrich Müller, Austrian footballer (b. 1909)
2000
Lee Petty, American race car driver (b. 1914)
1999
Giulio Einaudi, Italian book publisher (b. 1912)
1998
Frederick Charles Frank, British theoretical physicist (b. 1911)
1998
Cozy Powell, English drummer (b. 1947)
1997
Allen Ginsberg, American poet (b. 1926)
1996
Charlene Holt, American actress (b. 1928)
1995
Nicolaas Cortlever, Dutch chess player (b. 1915)
1995
Emilio Greco, Italian sculptor and engraver (b. 1913)
1995
Christian Pineau, French Resistance fighter (b. 1904)
1994
Kurt Cobain, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1967)
1993
Divya Bharti, Indian actress (b. 1974)
1992
Takeshi Inoue, Japanese footballer (b. 1928)
1992
Molly Picon, American actress (b. 1898)
1992
Sam Walton, American businessman, founded Walmart and Sam's Club (b. 1918)
1991
Sonny Carter, American soccer player, physician, and astronaut (b. 1947)
1991
Jay Miller, American basketball player (b. 1943)
1991
Jiří Mucha, Czech journalist, writer and screenwriter (b. 1915)
1991
William Sidney, 1st Viscount De L'Isle (b. 1909)
1991
John Tower, American soldier, academic, and politician (b. 1925)
1989
Frank Foss, American pole vaulter (b. 1895)
1989
Karel Zeman, Czech director, artist, production designer and animator (b. 1910)
1988
Alf Kjellin, Swedish actor and director (b. 1920)
1987
Leabua Jonathan, 2nd Prime Minister of Lesotho (b. 1914)
1986
Manly Wade Wellman, American writer (b. 1903)
1984
Hans Lunding, Danish military officer (b. 1899)
1984
Giuseppe Tucci, Italian scholar of oriental cultures (b. 1894)
1982
Abe Fortas, American lawyer and jurist (b. 1910)
1981
Émile Hanse, Belgian footballer (b. 1892)
1981
Bob Hite, American singer-songwriter (b. 1945)
1981
Pinchus Kremegne, French artist (b. 1890)
1977
Carlos Prío Socarrás, President of Cuba, (b. 1903)
1977
Yuri Zavadsky, Russian actor and director (b. 1894)
1976
Howard Hughes, American pilot, engineer, and director (b. 1905)
1976
Wilder Penfield, American-Canadian surgeon and academic (b. 1891)
1976
Harry Wyld, British cyclist (b. 1900)
1975
Tell Berna, American middle and long-distance runner (b. 1891)
1975
Victor Marijnen, Dutch politician (b. 1917)
1975
Chiang Kai-shek, Chinese general and politician, 1st President of the Republic of China (b. 1887)
1975
Harold Osborn, American track and fielder (b. 1899)
1974
Bino Bini, Italian fencer (b. 1900)
1974
A. Y. Jackson, Canadian painter (b. 1882)
1973
David Murray, British race car driver (b. 1909)
1973
Isabel Jewell, American actress and singer (b. 1907)
1973
Alla Tarasova, Russian ballerina (b. l898)
1972
Brian Donlevy, American actor and producer (b. 1901)
1971
José Cubiles, Spanish pianist and conductor (b. 1894)
1970
Louisa Bolus, South African botanist and taxonomist (b. 1877)
1970
Alfred Sturtevant, American geneticist and academic (b. 1891)
1970
Karl von Spreti, German diplomat (b. 1907)
1969
Alberto Bonucci, Italian actor and director (b. 1918)
1969
Rómulo Gallegos, Venezuelan novelist and politician (b. 1917)
1969
Ain-Ervin Mere, Estonian SS officer (b. 1903)
1968
Félix Couchoro, Togolese writer (b. 1900)
1968
Lajos Csordás, Hungarian footballer
1968
Giuseppe Paris, Italian gymnast (b. 1895)
1967
Mischa Elman, Ukrainian-American violinist (b. 1891)
1967
Johan Falkberget, Norwegian author (b. 1879)
1967
Hermann Joseph Muller, American geneticist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1890)
1967
Herbert Johnston, British runner (b. 1902)
1965
Pedro Sernagiotto, Italian-Brazilian footballer (b. 1908)
1965
Sándor Szalay, Hungarian figure skater (b. 1893)
1964
James Chapin, American ornithologist (b. 1889)
1964
Aloïse Corbaz, Swiss artist (b. 1886)
1964
Douglas MacArthur, American general (b. 1880)
1963
Jacobus Oud, Dutch architect (b. 1890)
1962
Boo Kullberg, Swedish gymnast (b. 1889)
1961
Nikolai Kryukov, Russian composer (b. 1908)
1958
Prince Ferdinand of Bavaria, (b. 1884)
1958
Ásgrímur Jónsson, Icelandic painter (b. 1876)
1958
Isidora Sekulić, Serbian writer (b. 1877)
1956
William Titt, British gymnast (b. 1881)
1954
Princess Märtha of Sweden, (b. 1901)
1954
Claude Delvincourt, French pianist and composer (b. 1888)
1952
Agnes Morton, British tennis player (b.
1950
Hiroshi Yoshida, Japanese painter (b. 1876)
1949
Erich Zeigner, Prime Minister of Saxony (b. 1886)
1948
Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, American socialite and philanthropist (b. 1874)
1947
Bernhard Pankok, German painter, artist and architect (b. 1872)
1947
Elis Strömgren, Swedish-Danish astronomer (b. 1870)
1946
Vincent Youmans, American composer and producer (b. 1898)
1945
Heinrich Borgmann, German officer (b. 1912)
1945
Karl-Otto Koch, German SS officer (b. 1897)
1941
Parvin E'tesami, Persian poet (b. 1907)
1941
Nigel Gresley, Scottish-English engineer (b. 1876)
1941
Franciszek Kleeberg, Polish general (b. 1888)
1940
Charles Freer Andrews, English-Indian priest, missionary, and educator (b. 1871)
1940
Robert Maillart, Swiss civil engineer (b. 1872)
1940
Jay O'Brien, American bobsledder (b. 1883)
1940
Song Zheyuan, Chinese general (b. 1885)
1938
Helena Westermarck, Finnish artist and writer (b. 1857)
1938
Verner Lehtimäki, Finnish revolutionary (b. 1890)
1937
Gustav Adolf Deissmann, (b. 1866)
1937
José Benlliure y Gil, Spanish painter (b. 1858)
1936
Chandler Egan, American golfer and architect (b. 1884)
1935
Achille Locatelli, Roman Catholic cardinal (b. 1856)
1935
Emil Młynarski, Polish conductor, violinist, composer, and pedagogue (b. 1870)
1935
Franz von Vecsey, Hungarian violinist and composer (b. 1893)
1934
Salvatore Di Giacomo, Italian poet, playwright, songwriter and fascist intellectual (b. 1860)
1934
Jiro Sato, Japanese tennis player (b. 1908)
1933
Earl Derr Biggers, American novelist and playwright (b. 1884)
1933
Hjalmar Mellin, Finnish mathematician and functional theorist (b. 1854)
1932
María Blanchard, Spanish painter (b. 1881)
1929
Francis Aidan Gasquet, English Benedictine monk (b. 1846)
1929
Ludwig von Sybel, German archeologist (b. 1846)
1928
Roy Kilner, English cricketer and soldier (b. 1890)
1928
Viktor Oliva, Czech painter and illustrator (b. 1861)
1924
Victor Hensen, German zoologist (b. 1835)
1923
George Herbert, 5th Earl of Carnarvon, English archaeologist and businessman (b. 1866)
1921
Alphons Diepenbrock, Dutch composer (b. 1862)
1921
Sophie Elkan, Swedish-Jewish writer and translator (b. 1853)
1920
Laurent Marqueste, French sculptor (b. 1848)
1918
George Tupou II, King of Tonga (b. 1874)
1918
Paul Vidal de La Blache, French geographer (b. 1845)
1916
Maksim Kovalevsky, Russian sociologist (b. 1851)
1914
Bernard Borggreve, German forestry scientist (b. 1836)
1906
Eastman Johnson, American painter (b. 1824)
1904
Ernst Leopold, 4th Prince of Leiningen (b. 1830)
1904
Frances Power Cobbe, Irish writer (b. 1822)
1902
Hans Ernst August Buchner, German bacteriologist (b. 1850)
1901
Angelo Messedaglia, Italian social scientist and statistician (b. 1820)
1900
Joseph Bertrand, French mathematician, economist, and academic (b. 1822)
1900
Osman Nuri Pasha, Ottoman field marshal and the hero of the Siege of Plevna in 1877 (b. 1832)
1891
Johann Hermann Bauer, (b. 1861)
1888
Vsevolod Garshin, Russian author (b. 1855)
1882
Pierre Guillaume Frédéric le Play, (b. 1806)
1873
Milivoje Blaznavac, Serbian soldier and politician (b. 1824)
1872
Paul-Auguste-Ernest Laugier, French astronomer (b. 1812)
1871
Paolo Savi, Italian geologist and ornithologist (b. 1798)
1868
Karel Purkyně, Czech painter (b. 1834)
1866
Thomas Hodgkin, British physician (b. 1798)
1865
Manfredo Fanti, Italian general (b. 1806)
1862
Barend Cornelis Koekkoek, Dutch artist (b. 1803)
1861
Ferdinand Joachimsthal, German mathematician (b. 1818)
1852
Prince Felix of Schwarzenberg, (b. 1800)
1842
Shah Shujah Durrani, 5th Emir of Afghanistan (b. 1785)
1831
Pierre Léonard Vander Linden, Belgian entomologist (b. 1797)
1830
Richard Chenevix, Irish chemist and playwright (b. 1774)
1808
Johann Georg Wille, German engraver (b. 1715)
1804
Jean-Charles Pichegru, French general (b. 1761)
1799
Johann Christoph Gatterer, German historian (b. 1727)
1794
Georges Danton, French lawyer and politician, French Minister of Justice (b. 1759)
1794
François Chabot, French politician (b. 1756)
1794
Camille Desmoulins, French journalist, lawyer, and politician (b. 1760)
1794
Fabre d'Églantine, French actor, dramatist, poet and politician (b. 1750)
1794
Marie-Jean Hérault de Séchelles, French judge and politician (b. 1759)
1794
Pierre Philippeaux, French lawyer (b. 1754)
1794
François Joseph Westermann, French general (b. 1751)
1769
Marc-Antoine Laugier, Jesuit priest (b. 1713)
1768
Egidio Forcellini, Italian philologist (b. 1688)
1767
Princess Charlotte Wilhelmine of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, German princess of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld (b. 1685)
1765
Edward Young, English poet and author (b. 1683)
1751
Frederick I, prince consort and king of Sweden (b. 1676)
1735
William Derham, English minister and philosopher (b. 1657)
1723
Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach, Austrian architect, sculptor and historian (b. 1656)
1717
Jean Jouvenet, French painter (b. 1647)
1712
Jan Luyken, Dutch poet, illustrator and engraver (b. 1649)
1709
Roger de Piles, French painter, engraver, art critic and diplomat (b. 1635)
1708
Christian Heinrich, German prince and member of the House of Hohenzollern (b. 1661)
1704
Christian Ulrich I, German nobleman and Duke of Württemberg-Oels (b. 1652)
1697
Charles XI, king of Sweden (b. 1655)
1695
George Savile, English politician, Lord President of the Council (b. 1633)
1693
Anne Marie Louise d'Orléans, French noblewoman (b. 1627)
1693
Philip William August, German nobleman (b. 1668)
1684
William Brouncker, English mathematician (b. 1620)
1684
Karl Eusebius, prince of Liechtenstein (b. 1611)
1679
Anne Geneviève de Bourbon, French princess (b. 1619)
1674
George Frederick, prince of Nassau-Siegen (b. 1606)
1673
François Caron, Belgian-French explorer and politician, 8th Governor of Formosa (b. 1600)
1626
Anna Koltovskaya, Russian tsarina
1617
Alonso Lobo, Spanish composer (b. 1555)
1594
Catherine of Palma, Spanish nun (b. 1533)
1534
Jan Matthys, Dutch anabaptist reformer
1512
Lazzaro Bastiani, Italian painter (b. 1429)
1431
Bernard I, margrave of Baden-Baden (b. 1364)
1419
Vincent Ferrer, Spanish missionary and saint (b. 1350)
1325
Ralph de Monthermer, 1st Baron of Monthermer and Earl of Gloucester (b. c.1270)
1308
Ivan Kőszegi, Hungarian baron and oligarch
1258
Juliana of Liège, Belgian canoness and saint
1205
Isabella I of Jerusalem, queen regent of Jerusalem (b. 1172)
1183
Ramon Berenguer III, Spanish count of Cerdanya and Provence
1168
Robert de Beaumont, 2nd Earl of Leicester, English politician (b. 1104)
902
Al-Mu'tadid, Abbasid caliph
828
Nikephoros I, Byzantine patriarch
584
Ruadán of Lorrha, Irish abbot
582
Eutychius, Byzantine patriarch
517
Timothy I, Byzantine patriarch

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