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On This Day in History:  April 6

April 6 is the 96th day of the year (97th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 269 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2020
Update: Every US state lottery's COVID-19 response. Following up on our previous report two weeks ago, Lottery Post revisited the websites of every United States lottery to find out if all the states have added COVID-19 responses, and what changes have been made at states that had already published a response.
2018
Hoosier Lottery often pulls plug on high-dollar scratch-off games before all prizes can be won. An investigation has revealed that Indiana's state lottery has been pulling certain high-dollar scratch-off games off the market before all the big-money prizes could be won and paid out.
2018
Woman nearly throws away $2M lottery ticket. A Michigan woman nearly threw away a $2 million winning instant game lottery ticket she received for her birthday.
2016
Lottery scammer's brother facing criminal charges. The brother of a former Iowa lottery security official convicted of fixing a 2010 Hot Lotto drawing in an attempt to win millions is now facing an Iowa criminal charge of his own, online records show.
2015
IRS scammed with losing lottery tickets. Instead of paying taxes on winnings, why not buy losing lottery tickets on Craigslist and write them off? That's what some gamblers are trying.
2014
Wisconsin Lottery kicks off new '5 Card Cash'. Sunday, April 6 marks the start of the Wisconsin Lottery's first new lottery game in over 10 years.
2013
$1M NJ Powerball ticket to expire May 17. In a press release Wednesday, New Jersey Lottery officials said a winning $1 million ticket sold in South Brunswick Township from the May 16, 2012 Powerball drawing has not yet been claimed.
2012
Kansas Mega Millions winner claims jackpot anonymously. The holder of one of three winning tickets in last week's record $656 million Mega Millions drawing came forward Friday to claim a share, Kansas Lottery officials announced Friday afternoon.
2011
Last day to play Arkansas Lottery's raffle. Arkansas lottery players have been patiently waiting for the day to arrive: Wednesday is the last day to purchase tickets for Arkansas Million Dollar Raffle, and Thursday ticketholders will find out if they have won $1 million.
2011
Tennessee's biggest Powerball winner keeps low profile. Tennessee's biggest Powerball winners paid their mortgage and bought some new vehicles, but most of the winnings are managed by a trustee.
2010
Other people involved in lottery winner's slaying, attorney says. Though Dorice Donegan "Dee Dee" Moore is the only person accused in the slaying of Florida Lottery winner Abraham Shakespeare, "there were other people involved," according to her lawyer.
2010
California woman, 77, wins $37M lottery with Quick Picks. A 77-year-old retired Salinas hospital worker and regular lottery player will collect $21.2 million in cash after winning Saturday's $37 million SuperLotto drawing.
2010
Pennsylvania store manager accused in lottery thefts. The ex-store manager of a Bangor, Pennsylvania, area gas station pleaded not guilty Monday to charges that she stole instant lottery tickets that cost the station a little more than $74,000 over three years.
2008
N.C. Powerball lottery ticket about to expire. The clock is ticking on an unclaimed Powerball ticket worth $800,000.
2008
Mega lottery winner to stick with Ford, ex-wife. Mega Millions jackpot winner David Sneath said he indeed will buy Ford cars for himself and his family with his new fortune, after working 34 years for the company.
2007
Ontario Lottery security chief steps down; investigation underway. A vice-president of the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation is taking a paid leave of absence while Toronto police try to determine if he was in a conflict of interest by working at the lottery and the OPP at the same time.
2007
Did thousands of B.C. Lottery players throw away winning tickets?. Thousands of disappointed B.C. lottery players were confronted by full-page newspaper ads yesterday suggesting they may have been robbed of past winnings.
2006
Powerball lottery jackpot soars to $195 million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Wednesday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $195 million, with a cash option of $91 million.
2006
Man charged with forging lottery ticket claims it was a joke. A Pennsylvania man charged with forging a winning lottery ticket in October was only playing a joke on a coworker, his defense attorney said today.
2006
Police warn of foreign lottery scheme. A new twist on an old scam has bilked some Enid, Oklahoma, residents out of $2,500 to $8,500, police said.
2006
$1M lottery win was no April Fool's joke. Gary Noonan thought it was a nasty April Fool's joke when the clerk at his local Mac's Milk told him he'd won $1 million in the April 1 Encore draw.
2005
In historic vote, N.C. House passes lottery bill. The North Carolina House approved a lottery Wednesday in a vote that could bring a state-operated numbers game to the only state on the East Coast without one.
2005
Powerball Lottery States Vote to Change Game. The 29 lotteries that participate in the Powerball game have voted to make changes that will boost the average jackpot size, but also will boost the odds of winning.
2005
Indiana lottery winners get help from fortune cookie. Lottery officials say 110 people hit the jackpot in the March 30 Powerball drawing, many of them getting their numbers from a fortune cookie.
2005
Fortune cookie lottery numbers wins bank teller $500,000 in Powerball. Fortune was smiling on a first-time South Carolina Lottery player who gave a whole new meaning to the old saying, "That's the way the cookie crumbles."
2005
Opinion: CA legislators should keep public in the loop about lottery. California legislators have a duty to inform the public about a legal opinion being drafted about California's decision to join Mega Millions.
2005
N.C. lottery vote may happen today. The North Carolina House could vote on whether to start a North Carolina lottery as early as today, House Speaker Jim Black said Tuesday, but there could be plenty of reasons for a delay.
2005
Illinois Lottery adds Monday Lotto drawing. The Illinois Lottery added a Monday Lotto drawing to its weekly schedule.
2005
Mass. Lottery to add Keno-style game. The Massachusetts State Lottery is betting that restaurant and bar patrons will try their luck at "virtual horse racing," a Keno-style game played on video monitors.
2004
Ohio Woman Guilty in Mega Millions Case. A woman who claimed that she bought and lost a $162 million lottery ticket was found guilty Tuesday of filing a false police report. She was fined $1,000 and ordered to perform 50 hours of community service.
2004
Tennessee lottery puts dent in Southern Kentucky sales. Kentucky Lottery retailers along the Tennessee border have seen a slowdown in sales since Tennessee's lottery started Jan. 20 with four scratch-off games, and is expected to get worse this summer once Tennessee starts selling popular Powerball tickets.
2004
Kiosk nets $10,000 for winning Lotto sale. Customer at the Mall News Stand in Port Richey, Florida hope that lightning will strike twice after news broke that the kiosk sold Saturday's winning $3 million Lotto ticket.
2004
Georgia bankers claim $19 million Lotto South jackpot. Sam and Ronnie Deli, two bankers from Suwanee, Georgia, won the Lotto South $19 million jackpot Saturday, according to Georgia Lottery Corp. officials.
2004
War Dampens Indiana's Hope of International Lottery. Indiana's hopes of joining an international lottery -- boasting prizes as big as $500 million -- have become a casualty of war.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$221.7 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 6, 2011
2.$195 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 8, 2006
3.$190 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 8, 2020
3.$190 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 6, 1999
5.$162 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 7, 2006
6.$155 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 9, 2002
7.€125.13 Million
US$153.73 Million
Draw Date
Apr 7, 2018
8.$148 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 6, 2016
9.€131.7 Million
US$147.78 Million
Draw Date
Apr 6, 2019
10.$143 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 8, 2009
11.$127 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 7, 2020
12.$125 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 7, 2010
13.$120 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 9, 2019
14.$105 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 6, 2007
15.$102 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 8, 2005
16.€90 Million
US$99.23 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Apr 10, 2020
17.€76 Million
US$93.19 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Apr 6, 2018
18.$90 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 6, 2004
19.€79 Million
US$89.02 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Apr 9, 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
21.$80 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 9, 2014
23.€62 Million
US$79.71 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Apr 8, 2005
24.€72 Million
US$76.41 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Apr 7, 2017
25.$76 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 6, 2010

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1983
Wednesday, Apr 6, 1983
37 years old
1976
Tuesday, Apr 6, 1976
44 years old
1976
Tuesday, Apr 6, 1976
44 years old
1972
Thursday, Apr 6, 1972
48 years old
1972
Thursday, Apr 6, 1972
48 years old
1972
Thursday, Apr 6, 1972
48 years old
1971
Tuesday, Apr 6, 1971
49 years old
1965
Tuesday, Apr 6, 1965
55 years old
1962
Friday, Apr 6, 1962
58 years old
1958
Sunday, Apr 6, 1958
62 years old
1948
Tuesday, Apr 6, 1948
72 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day

2018
A bus carrying the Humboldt Broncos junior ice hockey team collides with a semi-truck in Saskatchewan, Canada, killing 16 people and injuring 13 others.
2017
U.S. military launches 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at an air base in Syria. Russia describes the strikes as an "aggression", adding they significantly damage US-Russia ties.
2012
Azawaddeclares itself independent from the Republic of Mali.
2011
In San Fernando, Tamaulipas, Mexico, over 193 victims of Los Zetas were exhumed from several mass graves.
2010
Maoist rebelskill 76 CRPF officers in Dantewada district, India.
2009
A 6.3 magnitude earthquake strikes near L'Aquila, Italy, killing 307.
2008
The 2008 Egyptian general strike starts led by Egyptian workers later to be adopted by April 6 Youth Movement and Egyptian activists.
2005
Kurdish leader Jalal Talabani becomes Iraqi president; Shiite Arab Ibrahim al-Jaafari is named premier the next day.
2004
Rolandas Paksas becomes the first president of Lithuania to be peacefully removed from office by impeachment.
1998
Nuclear weapons testing: Pakistan tests medium-range missiles capable of reaching India.
1998
Travelers Group announces an agreement to undertake the $76 billion merger between Travelers and Citicorp, and the merger is completed on October 8, of that year, forming Citibank.
1994
The Rwandan genocide begins when the aircraft carrying RwandanpresidentJuvénal Habyarimana and Burundian president Cyprien Ntaryamira is shot down.
1992
The Bosnian War begins.
1984
Members of Cameroon's Republican Guard unsuccessfully attempt to overthrow the government headed by Paul Biya.
1979
Student protests break out in Nepal.
1974
The Swedish pop band ABBA wins the Eurovision Song Contest with the song "Waterloo", launching their international career.
1973
Launch of Pioneer 11spacecraft.
1973
The American League of Major League Baseball begins using the designated hitter.
1972
Vietnam War: Easter Offensive: American forces begin sustained air strikes and naval bombardments.
1970
Newhall massacre: Four California Highway Patrol officers are killed in a shootout.
1968
In Richmond, Indiana's downtown district, a double explosion kills 41 and injures 150.
1968
Pierre Elliott Trudeau wins the Liberal Leadership Election, and becomes Prime Minister of Canada soon after.
1965
Launch of Early Bird, the first commercial communications satellite to be placed in geosynchronous orbit.
1957
Greek shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis buys the Hellenic National Airlines (TAE) and founds Olympic Airlines.
1947
The first Tony Awards are presented for theatrical achievement.
1945
World War II: Sarajevo is liberated from German and Croatian forces by the Yugoslav Partisans.
1945
World War II: The Battle of Slater's Knoll on Bougainville comes to an end.
1941
World War II: Nazi Germany launches Operation 25 (the invasion of Kingdom of Yugoslavia) and Operation Marita (the invasion of Greece).
1936
Tupelo-Gainesville tornado outbreak: Another tornado from the same storm system as the Tupelo tornado hits Gainesville, Georgia, killing 203.
1930
At the end of the Salt March, Gandhi raises a lump of mud and salt and declares, "With this, I am shaking the foundations of the British Empire."
1929
Huey P. Long, Governor of Louisiana, is impeached by the Louisiana House of Representatives.
1926
Varney Airlines makes its first commercial flight (Varney is the root company of United Airlines).
1917
World War I: The United States declares war on Germany (see President Woodrow Wilson's address to Congress).
1911
During the Battle of Deçiq, Dedë Gjon Luli Dedvukaj, leader of the MalësoriAlbanians, raises the Albanian flag in the town of Tuzi, Montenegro, for the first time after George Kastrioti (Skanderbeg).
1909
Robert Peary and Matthew Henson become the first people to reach the North Pole; Peary's claim has been disputed because of failings in his navigational ability.
1896
In Athens, the opening of the first modern Olympic Games is celebrated, 1,500 years after the original games are banned by Roman emperorTheodosius I.
1895
Oscar Wilde is arrested in the Cadogan Hotel, London, after losing a libel case against the Marquess of Queensberry.
1893
Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is dedicated by Wilford Woodruff.
1888
Thomas Green Clemson dies, bequeathing his estate to the State of South Carolina to establish Clemson Agricultural College.
1869
Celluloid is patented.
1866
The Grand Army of the Republic, an American patriotic organization composed of Union veterans of the American Civil War, is founded. It lasts until 1956.
1865
American Civil War: The Battle of Sailor's Creek: Confederate General Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia fights and loses its last major battle while in retreat from Richmond, Virginia during the Appomattox Campaign.
1862
American Civil War: The Battle of Shiloh begins: In Tennessee, forces under Union General Ulysses S. Grant meet Confederate troops led by General Albert Sidney Johnston.
1861
First performance of Arthur Sullivan's debut success, his suite of incidental music for The Tempest, leading to a career that included the famous Gilbert and Sullivan operas.
1860
The Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, later renamed Community of Christ, is organized by Joseph Smith III and others at Amboy, Illinois.
1841
U.S. President John Tyler is sworn in, two days after having become President upon William Henry Harrison's death.
1830
Church of Christ, the original church of the Latter Day Saint movement, is organized by Joseph Smith and others at either Fayette or Manchester, New York.
1814
Nominal beginning of the Bourbon Restoration; anniversary date that Napoleon abdicates and is exiled to Elba.
1812
British forces under the command of the Duke of Wellington assault the fortress of Badajoz. This would be the turning point in the Peninsular War against Napoleon-led France.
1808
John Jacob Astor incorporates the American Fur Company, that would eventually make him America's first millionaire.
1793
During the French Revolution, the Committee of Public Safety becomes the executive organ of the republic.
1782
King Buddha Yodfa Chulaloke (Rama I) of Siam (modern day Thailand) establishes the Chakri dynasty.
1776
American Revolutionary War: Ships of the Continental Navy fail in their attempt to capture a Royal Navydispatch boat.
1712
The New York Slave Revolt of 1712 begins near Broadway.
1652
At the Cape of Good Hope, Dutch sailor Jan van Riebeeck establishes a resupply camp that eventually becomes Cape Town.
1580
One of the largest earthquakes recorded in the history of England, Flanders, or Northern France, takes place.
1453
Mehmed II begins his siege of Constantinople (Istanbul), which falls on May 29.
1385
John, Master of the Order of Aviz, is made king John I of Portugal.
1327
The poet Petrarch first sees his idealized love, Laura, in the church of Saint Clare in Avignon.
1320
The Scots reaffirm their independence by signing the Declaration of Arbroath.
1250
Seventh Crusade: Ayyubids of Egypt capture King Louis IX of France in the Battle of Fariskur.
1199
King Richard I of England dies from an infection following the removal of an arrow from his shoulder.
402
Stilicho stymies the Visigoths under Alaric in the Battle of Pollentia.
46 BC
Julius Caesar defeats Caecilius Metellus Scipio and Marcus Porcius Cato (Cato the Younger) in the battle of Thapsus.

Births On This Day

1998
Peyton List, American actress and model
1995
Darya Lebesheva, Belarusian tennis player
1994
Adrián Alonso, Mexican actor
1992
Ken, South Korean singer
1992
Julie Ertz, American soccer player and FIFA Women's World Cup champion
1990
Lachlan Coote, Australian rugby league player
1990
Charlie McDermott, American actor
1990
Andrei Veis, Estonian footballer
1988
Jucilei, Brazilian footballer
1988
Leigh Adams, Australian footballer
1988
Daniele Gasparetto, Italian footballer
1988
Carlton Mitchell, American football player
1988
Fabrice Muamba, Congolese-English footballer
1988
Ivonne Orsini, Puerto Rican-American model and television host, Miss World Puerto Rico 2008
1987
Benjamin Corgnet, French footballer
1987
Heidi Mount, American model
1987
Juan Adriel Ochoa, Mexican footballer
1987
Levi Porter, English footballer
1987
Hilary Rhoda, American model
1986
Nikolas Asprogenis, Cypriot footballer
1986
Aaron Curry, American football player
1986
Goeido Gotaro, Japanese sumo wrestler
1986
Ryota Moriwaki, Japanese footballer
1985
Clarke MacArthur, Canadian ice hockey player
1985
Frank Ongfiang, Cameroonian footballer
1985
Sinqua Walls, French/Native American/Jamaican-American basketball player and actor
1984
Max Bemis, American singer-songwriter
1984
Michaël Ciani, French footballer
1984
Siboniso Gaxa, South African footballer
1984
Diana Matheson, Canadian soccer player
1983
Mehdi Ballouchy, Moroccan footballer
1983
Jerome Kaino, New Zealand rugby player
1983
Mitsuru Nagata, Japanese footballer
1983
Remi Nicole, English singer-songwriter and actress
1983
James Wade, English darts player
1983
Katie Weatherston, Canadian ice hockey player
1982
Travis Moen, Canadian ice hockey player
1982
Miguel Ángel Silvestre, Spanish actor
1981
Robert Earnshaw, Welsh footballer
1981
Jeff Faine, American football player
1981
Alex Suarez, American bass player
1980
Tommi Evilä, Finnish long jumper
1980
Tanja Poutiainen, Finnish skier
1980
Antonio Thomas, American wrestler
1979
Lord Frederick Windsor, English journalist and financier
1979
Clay Travis, American sports journalist, blogger, and broadcaster
1978
Imani Coppola, Italian/African-American singer-songwriter and violinist
1978
Robert Glasper, African-American singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer
1978
Tim Hasselbeck, American football player and sportscaster
1978
Myleene Klass, Austrian/Filipino-English singer, pianist, and model
1978
Martín Méndez, Uruguayan bass player and songwriter
1978
Blaine Neal, American baseball player
1978
Igor Semshov, Russian footballer
1977
Ville Nieminen, Finnish ice hockey player
1977
Andy Phillips, American baseball player and coach
1976
Candace Cameron Bure, American actress and talk show panelist
1976
James Fox, Welsh singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
1976
Chris Hoke, American football player
1976
Georg Hólm, Icelandic bass player
1976
Hirotada Ototake, Japanese author and educator
1975
Zach Braff, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1975
Hal Gill, American ice hockey player
1973
Donnie Edwards, American football player
1973
Randall Godfrey, American football player
1973
Rie Miyazawa, Japanese model and actress
1973
Sun Wen, Chinese footballer
1972
Anders Thomas Jensen, Danish director and screenwriter
1972
Dickey Simpkins, American basketball player and sportscaster
1970
Olaf Kölzig, South African-German ice hockey player and coach
1970
Roy Mayorga, American drummer, songwriter, and producer
1970
Huang Xiaomin, Chinese swimmer
1969
Bret Boone, American baseball player and manager
1969
Bison Dele, American basketball player (d. 2002)
1969
Philipp Peter, Austrian race car driver
1969
Paul Rudd, American actor
1969
Spencer Wells, American geneticist and anthropologist
1968
Archon Fung, American political scientist, author, and academic
1968
Affonso Giaffone, Brazilian race car driver
1967
Julian Anderson, English composer and educator
1967
Kathleen Barr, Canadian voice actress and singer
1967
Tanya Byron, English psychologist and academic
1967
Jonathan Firth, English actor
1966
Vince Flynn, American author (d. 2013)
1966
Young Man Kang, South Korean-American director and producer
1965
Black Francis, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1965
Sterling Sharpe, American football player and sportscaster
1963
Rafael Correa, Ecuadorian economist and politician, 54th President of Ecuador
1962
Iris Häussler, German sculptor and academic
1962
Marco Schällibaum, Swiss footballer, coach, and manager
1961
Rory Bremner, Scottish actor and screenwriter
1961
Peter Jackson, English footballer and manager
1960
Warren Haynes, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1960
Richard Loe, New Zealand rugby player
1960
John Pizzarelli, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1959
Gail Shea, Canadian politician
1958
Graeme Base, Australian author and illustrator
1957
Giorgio Damilano, Italian race walker and coach
1957
Maurizio Damilano, Italian race walker and coach
1957
Jaroslava Maxová, Czech soprano and educator
1957
Paolo Nespoli, Italian soldier, engineer, and astronaut
1956
Michele Bachmann, American lawyer and politician
1956
Normand Corbeil, Canadian composer (d. 2013)
1956
Mudassar Nazar, Pakistani cricketer
1956
Lee Scott, English politician
1956
Sebastian Spreng, Argentinian-American painter and journalist
1956
Dilip Vengsarkar, Indian cricketer and coach
1955
Rob Epstein, American director and producer
1955
Michael Rooker, American actor, director, and producer
1955
Cathy Jones, Canadian actress, comedian, and writer
1953
Patrick Doyle, Scottish actor and composer
1953
Christopher Franke, German-American drummer and songwriter
1952
Udo Dirkschneider, German singer-songwriter
1952
Marilu Henner, Greek-Polish American actress and author
1952
Michel Larocque, Canadian ice hockey player and manager (d. 1992)
1951
Bert Blyleven, Dutch-American baseball player and sportscaster
1951
Jean-Marc Boivin, French skier, mountaineer, and pilot (d. 1990)
1951
Pascal Rogé, French pianist
1951
Phil Schaap, American jazz disc jockey and historian
1950
Claire Morissette, Canadian cycling activist (d. 2007)
1950
Cleo Odzer, American anthropologist and author (d. 2001)
1949
Alyson Bailes, English academic and diplomat (d. 2016)
1949
Patrick Hernandez, French singer-songwriter
1949
Ng Ser Miang, Singaporean athlete, entrepreneur and diplomat
1949
Horst Ludwig Störmer, German physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
1947
John Ratzenberger, American actor and director
1947
André Weinfeld, French-American director, producer, and screenwriter
1947
Mike Worboys, English mathematician and computer scientist
1946
Paul Beresford, New Zealand-English dentist and politician
1945
Rodney Bickerstaffe, English trade union leader (d. 2017)
1945
Peter Hill, English journalist
1944
Felicity Palmer, English operatic soprano
1943
Max Clifford, English journalist and publicist (d. 2017)
1943
Roger Cook, New Zealand-English journalist and academic
1943
Ian MacRae, New Zealand rugby player
1943
Mitchell Melton, American lawyer and politician (d. 2013)
1942
Barry Levinson, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1942
Anita Pallenberg, Italian-English model, actress, and fashion designer (d. 2017)
1941
Christopher Allsopp, English economist and academic
1941
Phil Austin, American comedian, actor, and screenwriter (d. 2015)
1941
Hans W. Geißendörfer, German director and producer
1941
Don Prudhomme, American race car driver and manager
1941
Gheorghe Zamfir, Romanian flute player and composer
1940
Homero Aridjis, Mexican journalist, author, and poet
1940
Pedro Armendáriz, Jr., Mexican-American actor and producer (d. 2011)
1939
André Ouellet, Canadian lawyer and politician, 1st Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs
1939
John Sculley, American businessman, co-founded Zeta Interactive
1938
Paul Daniels, English magician and television host (d. 2016)
1938
Roy Thinnes, American television and film actor
1937
Merle Haggard, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2016)
1937
Tom Veivers, Australian cricketer and politician
1937
Billy Dee Williams, American actor, singer, and writer
1936
Helen Berman, Dutch-Israeli painter and illustrator
1936
Jean-Pierre Changeux, French neuroscientist, biologist, and academic
1935
Douglas Hill, Canadian author and critic (d. 2007)
1934
Enrique Álvarez Félix, Mexican actor (d. 1996)
1934
Anton Geesink, Dutch martial artist and wrestler (d. 2010)
1934
Guy Peellaert, Belgian painter, illustrator, and photographer (d. 2008)
1933
Roy Goode, English lawyer and academic
1933
Tom C. Korologos, American journalist and diplomat, United States Ambassador to Belgium
1933
Eduardo Malapit, American lawyer and politician, Mayor of Kauai (d. 2007)
1932
Connie Broden, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2013)
1932
Helmut Griem, German actor and director (d. 2004)
1931
Ram Dass, American author and educator
1931
Ivan Dixon, American actor, director, and producer (d. 2008)
1929
Willis Hall, English playwright and author (d. 2005)
1929
Joi Lansing, American model, actress and nightclub singer (d. 1972)
1929
André Previn, American pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 2019)
1928
James Watson, American biologist, geneticist, and zoologist, Nobel Prize laureate
1927
Gerry Mulligan, American saxophonist, clarinet player, and composer (d. 1996)
1926
Sergio Franchi, Italian-American singer and actor (d. 1990)
1926
Gil Kane, Latvian-American author and illustrator (d. 2000)
1926
Ian Paisley, Northern Irish evangelical minister and politician, 2nd First Minister of Northern Ireland (d. 2014)
1926
Randy Weston, American jazz pianist and composer (d. 2018)
1923
Herb Thomas, American race car driver (d. 2000)
1922
Gordon Chater, English-Australian comedian and actor (d. 1999)
1921
Wilbur Thompson, American shot putter (d. 2013)
1920
Jack Cover, American pilot and physicist, invented the Taser gun (d. 2009)
1920
Edmond H. Fischer, Swiss-American biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
1919
Georgios Mylonas, Greek politician, 11th Greek Minister of Culture (d. 1998)
1918
Alfredo Ovando Candía, Bolivian general and politician, 56th President of Bolivia (d. 1982)
1917
Leonora Carrington, English-Mexican painter and author (d. 2011)
1916
Phil Leeds, American actor (d. 1998)
1916
Vincent Ellis McKelvey, American geologist and author (d. 1987)
1915
Tadeusz Kantor, Polish director, painter, and set designer (d. 1990)
1913
Shannon Boyd-Bailey McCune, American geographer and academic (d. 1993)
1911
Feodor Felix Konrad Lynen, German biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1979)
1910
Barys Kit, Belarusian-American rocket scientist (d. 2018)
1909
William M. Branham, American minister and theologian (d. 1965)
1909
Hermann Lang, German race car driver (d. 1987)
1908
Marcel-Marie Desmarais, Canadian preacher, missionary, and author (d. 1994)
1904
Kurt Georg Kiesinger, German lawyer and politician, 3rd Chancellor of Germany (d. 1988)
1904
Erwin Komenda, Austrian car designer and engineer (d. 1966)
1903
Mickey Cochrane, American baseball player and manager (d. 1962)
1903
Harold Eugene Edgerton, American engineer and academic (d. 1990)
1902
Julien Torma, French author, poet, and playwright (d. 1933)
1901
Pier Giorgio Frassati, Italian activist (d. 1925)
1900
Leo Robin, American composer and songwriter (d. 1984)
1898
Jeanne Hébuterne, French painter and author (d. 1920)
1895
Dudley Nichols, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1960)
1892
Donald Wills Douglas, Sr., American businessman, founded the Douglas Aircraft Company (d. 1981)
1892
Lowell Thomas, American journalist and author (d. 1981)
1890
Anthony Fokker, Dutch engineer and businessman, founded Fokker Aircraft Manufacturer (d. 1939)
1888
Hans Richter, Swiss painter, illustrator, and director (d. 1976)
1888
Gerhard Ritter, German historian and academic (d. 1967)
1886
Athenagoras I of Constantinople (d. 1972)
1886
Walter Dandy, American physician and neurosurgeon (d. 1946)
1886
Osman Ali Khan, Asaf Jah VII, Indian ruler (d. 1967)
1884
J. G. Parry-Thomas, Welsh race car driver and engineer (d. 1927)
1881
Karl Staaf, Swedish pole vaulter and hammer thrower (d. 1953)
1878
Erich Mühsam, German author, poet, and playwright (d. 1934)
1869
Levon Shant, Armenian author, poet, and playwright (d. 1951)
1866
Felix-Raymond-Marie Rouleau, Canadian cardinal (d. 1931)
1864
William Bate Hardy, English biologist and academic (d. 1934)
1861
Stanislas de Guaita, French poet and author (d. 1897)
1860
René Lalique, French sculptor and jewellery designer (d. 1945)
1857
Arthur Wesley Dow, American painter and photographer (d. 1922)
1855
Charles Huot, Canadian painter and illustrator (d. 1930)
1852
Will Crooks, English trade unionist and politician (d. 1921)
1851
Guillaume Bigourdan, French astronomer and academic (d. 1932)
1844
William Lyne, Australian politician, 13th Premier of New South Wales (d. 1913)
1826
Gustave Moreau, French painter and academic (d. 1898)
1824
George Waterhouse, English-New Zealand politician, 7th Prime Minister of New Zealand (d. 1906)
1823
Joseph Medill, Canadian-American publisher and politician, 26th Mayor of Chicago (d. 1899)
1820
Nadar, French photographer, journalist, and author (d. 1910)
1818
Aasmund Olavsson Vinje, Norwegian journalist and poet (d. 1870)
1815
Robert Volkmann, German organist, composer, and conductor (d. 1883)
1812
Alexander Herzen, Russian philosopher and author (d. 1870)
1810
Philip Henry Gosse, English biologist and academic (d. 1888)
1787
Celestina Cordero, Puerto Rican educator (d. 1862)
1773
James Mill, Scottish historian, economist, and philosopher (d. 1836)
1766
Wilhelm von Kobell, German painter and educator (d. 1853)
1741
Nicolas Chamfort, French author and playwright (d. 1794)
1726
Gerard Majella, Italian saint (d. 1755)
1725
Pasquale Paoli, French soldier and politician (d. 1807)
1708
Johann Georg Reutter, Austrian organist and composer (d. 1772)
1706
Louis de Cahusac, French playwright and composer (d. 1759)
1672
André Cardinal Destouches, French composer (d. 1749)
1671
Jean-Baptiste Rousseau, French poet and playwright (d. 1741)
1664
Arvid Horn, Swedish general and politician, Governor of Västerbotten County (d. 1742)
1660
Johann Kuhnau, German organist and composer (d. 1722)
1651
André Dacier, French scholar and academic (d. 1722)
1632
Maria Leopoldine of Austria (d. 1649)
1573
Margaret of Brunswick-Lüneburg, German noble (d. 1643)
1483
Raphael, Italian painter and architect (d. 1520)
1342
Infanta Maria, Marchioness of Tortosa
1135
Maimonides, Jewish philosopher, Torah scholar, physician and astronomer (March 30 also proposed, d. 1204)

Deaths On This Day

2017
Don Rickles, American actor and comedian (b. 1926)
2016
Merle Haggard, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1937)
2015
Giovanni Berlinguer, Italian lawyer and politician (b. 1924)
2015
James Best, American actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1926)
2015
Ray Charles, American singer-songwriter and conductor (b. 1918)
2015
Dollard St. Laurent, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1929)
2014
Mary Anderson, American actress (b. 1918)
2014
Jacques Castérède, French pianist and composer (b. 1926)
2014
Liv Dommersnes, Norwegian actress (b. 1922)
2014
Mickey Rooney, American soldier, actor, and dancer (b. 1920)
2014
Chuck Stone, American soldier, journalist, and academic (b. 1924)
2014
Massimo Tamburini, Italian motorcycle designer, co-founded Bimota (b. 1943)
2013
Hilda Bynoe, Grenadian physician and politician, 2nd Governor of Grenada (b. 1921)
2013
Bill Guttridge, English footballer and manager (b. 1931)
2013
Bigas Luna, Spanish director and screenwriter (b. 1946)
2013
Ottmar Schreiner, German lawyer and politician (b. 1946)
2012
Roland Guilbault, American admiral (b. 1934)
2012
Thomas Kinkade, American painter and illustrator (b. 1958)
2012
Fang Lizhi, Chinese astrophysicist and academic (b. 1936)
2012
Sheila Scotter, Australian fashion designer and journalist (b. 1920)
2012
Reed Whittemore, American poet and critic (b. 1919)
2011
Gerald Finnerman, American director and cinematographer (b. 1931)
2010
Wilma Mankiller, American tribal leader (b. 1945)
2010
Corin Redgrave, English actor (b. 1939)
2009
J. M. S. Careless, Canadian historian and academic (b. 1919)
2009
Shawn Mackay, Australian rugby player and coach (b. 1982)
2007
Luigi Comencini, Italian director and producer (b. 1916)
2006
Maggie Dixon, American basketball player and coach (b. 1977)
2006
Francis L. Kellogg, American soldier and diplomat (b. 1917)
2006
Stefanos Stratigos, Greek actor and director (b. 1926)
2005
Rainier III, Prince of Monaco (b. 1923)
2004
Lou Berberet, American baseball player (b. 1929)
2004
Larisa Bogoraz, Russian linguist and activist (b. 1929)
2003
David Bloom, American journalist (b. 1963)
2003
Anita Borg, American computer scientist and educator; founded Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology (b. 1949)
2003
Gerald Emmett Carter, Canadian cardinal (b. 1912)
2003
Babatunde Olatunji, Nigerian drummer, educator, and activist (b. 1927)
2001
Charles Pettigrew, American singer-songwriter (Charles & Eddie) (b. 1963)
2000
Habib Bourguiba, Tunisian politician, 1st President of Tunisia (b. 1903)
1999
Red Norvo, American vibraphone player and composer (b. 1908)
1998
Norbert Schmitz, German footballer (b. 1958)
1998
Tammy Wynette, American singer-songwriter (b. 1942)
1996
Greer Garson, English-American actress (b. 1904)
1995
Ioannis Alevras, Greek banker and politician, President of Greece (b. 1912)
1994
Juvénal Habyarimana, Rwandan banker and politician, 3rd President of Rwanda (b. 1937)
1994
Cyprien Ntaryamira, Burundian politician, 5th President of Burundi (b. 1955)
1992
Isaac Asimov, American science fiction writer (b. 1920)
1983
Jayanto Nath Chaudhuri, Indian General who served as the Chief of Army Staff of the Indian Army from 1962 to 1966 and the Military Governor of Hyderabad State from 1948 to 1949. (b. 1908)
1979
Ivan Vasilyov, Bulgarian architect, designed the SS. Cyril and Methodius National Library (b. 1893)
1977
Kōichi Kido, Japanese politician, 13th Lord Keeper of the Privy Seal of Japan (b. 1889)
1974
Willem Marinus Dudok, Dutch architect (b. 1884)
1974
Hudson Fysh, Australian pilot and businessman, co-founded Qantas Airways Limited (b. 1895)
1971
Igor Stravinsky, Russian-American pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1882)
1970
Maurice Stokes, American basketball player (b. 1933)
1963
Otto Struve, Ukrainian-American astronomer and academic (b. 1897)
1961
Jules Bordet, Belgian microbiologist and immunologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1870)
1959
Leo Aryeh Mayer, Polish-Israeli scholar and academic (b. 1895)
1953
Idris Davies, Welsh poet and author (b. 1905)
1950
Louis Wilkins, American pole vaulter (b. 1882)
1947
Herbert Backe, German agronomist and politician (b. 1896)
1944
Rose O'Neill, American cartoonist, illustrator, artist, and writer (b. 1874)
1935
Edwin Arlington Robinson, American poet and playwright (b. 1869)
1927
Florence Earle Coates, American poet (b. 1850)
1923
Kabalega, King of Bunyoro (b.1853)
1913
Somerset Lowry-Corry, 4th Earl Belmore (b. 1835)
1906
Alexander Kielland, Norwegian author, playwright, and politician, 6th County Governor of Møre og Romsdal (b. 1849)
1899
Alvan Wentworth Chapman, American physician and botanist (b. 1809)
1886
William Edward Forster, English businessman, philanthropist, and politician, Chief Secretary for Ireland (b. 1818)
1883
Benjamin Wright Raymond, American merchant and politician, 3rd Mayor of Chicago (b. 1801)
1862
Albert Sidney Johnston, American general (b. 1803)
1860
James Kirke Paulding, American author and politician, 11th United States Secretary of the Navy (b. 1778)
1838
José Bonifácio de Andrada, Brazilian poet, academic, and politician (b. 1763)
1833
Adamantios Korais, Greek philosopher and scholar (b. 1748)
1829
Niels Henrik Abel, Norwegian mathematician and theorist (b. 1802)
1825
Vladimir Borovikovsky, Ukrainian-Russian painter and educator (b. 1757)
1790
Louis IX, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt (b. 1719)
1755
Richard Rawlinson, English minister and historian (b. 1690)
1707
Willem van de Velde the Younger, Dutch-English painter (b. 1633)
1686
Arthur Annesley, 1st Earl of Anglesey, Irish-English politician (b. 1614)
1676
John Winthrop the Younger, English politician, 1st Governor of Connecticut (b. 1606)
1655
David Blondel, French minister, historian, and scholar (b. 1591)
1641
Domenico Zampieri (Domenichino), Italian painter (b. 1581)
1621
Edward Seymour, 1st Earl of Hertford (b. 1539)
1605
John Stow, English historian and author (b. 1525)
1593
Henry Barrowe, English Puritan and separatist (b. 1550)
1590
Francis Walsingham, English politician and diplomat, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (b. 1532)
1571
John Hamilton, Scottish archbishop and academic (b. 1512)
1551
Joachim Vadian, Swiss scholar and politician (b. 1484)
1528
Albrecht Dürer, German painter, engraver, and mathematician (b. 1471)
1523
Henry Stafford, 1st Earl of Wiltshire, English nobleman (b. 1479)
1520
Raphael, Italian painter and architect (b. 1483)
1490
Matthias Corvinus, King of Hungary and Croatia from 1458 to 1490 (b. 1443)
1376
Preczlaw of Pogarell, Cardinal and Bishop of Wrocław (b. 1310)
1362
James I, count of La Marche (b. 1319)
1340
Basil, emperor of Trebizond (Turkey)
1252
Peter of Verona, Italian priest and saint (b. 1206)
1250
Guillaume de Sonnac, Grand Master of the Knights Templar
1231
William Marshal, 2nd Earl of Pembroke
1199
Richard I, king of England (b. 1157)
1147
Frederick II, duke of Swabia (b. 1090)
943
Liu Churang, Chinese general and chief of staff (b. 881)
943
Nasr II, ruler (amir) of the Samanid Empire (b. 906)
887
Pei Che, chancellor of the Tang Dynasty
885
Saint Methodius, Byzantine missionary and saint (b. 815)
861
Prudentius, bishop of Troyes

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