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On This Day in History:  April 8

April 8 is the 98th day of the year (99th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 267 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2020
Michigan Lottery warns public about increase in prize scams during coronavirus outbreak. The Michigan Lottery is warning the public about a scam in which people are told they've won a big prize but need to pay a fee or provide sensitive personal information to collect it.
2016
Boyfriend of NC's $188M Powerball winner gets prison for heroin trafficking. The boyfriend of North Carolina's biggest Powerball winner will spend time in prison and pay a hefty fine as part of a plea agreement in a drug case.
2016
NJ-based company exposed for making dubious claims about beating lottery. A New Jersey-based company has refunded customers and agreed to stop selling systems in Iowa that claim they help you win the lottery.
2011
Lottery winner having a blast. A Virginia man who won a $30 million Mega Millions jackpot in 2009 is dedicating the rest of his life to having fun.
2011
Hard-luck Ohio couple tearful as they learn of lottery surprise. Just when things look hopeless, sometimes an unexpected breakthrough happens.
2008
Tennessee Lottery computerized drawings under suspicion again. Once again, the Tennessee Lottery computerized drawing system is under suspicion of being glitchy or less than random. For three consecutive days, the winning ticket in the Cash 3 drawing was some combination of two sevens and a zero -- and it's not the first time it has happened.
2008
Privatization of Texas lottery may get 2nd look in 2009. Although the prospect of turning over Texas' $1 billion-a-year lottery to the private sector received the coldest of shoulders when Gov. Rick Perry first suggested it, a year ago, proponents have been busy laying the groundwork for a second, more concentrated push when lawmakers return to Austin in January for the 2009 legislative session.
2008
Man caught stealing from charity lottery. The boss of a charity lottery has been jailed for pocketing thousands of pounds and taking his family on the dream holiday which was supposed to be the grand prize.
2008
N.C. man wins $200,000 on his first-ever lottery ticket. Herbert Marsh of High Point, North Carolina, won $200,000 the first time he played the lottery.
2008
N.J. lawmaker wants to expand lottery reach, sales. Saying it would generate more cash for the state, New Jersey Senate President Richard Codey will push a plan to expand the New Jersey Lottery by selling tickets at big box stores such as Home Depot or Target, adding internet sales and even allowing people to play the games with their cell phones.
2008
Ontario Lottery forced to publicize internal probe into 'insider win'. The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. has violated the public trust and can't justify hiding documents about its internal probe into a $21.5 million win by a Cambridge convenience store owner, the province's privacy commission has ruled.
2006
Mega Millions lottery jackpot leaps to $189 million. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery game grew to $189 million Saturday.
2006
Man claims Powerball lottery prize just before it was due to expire. With only two hours left, Jose Luis Martinez of Roswell walked into New Mexico Lottery headquarters and claimed a $200,000 Powerball prize that was about to expire.
2006
Texas woman wins lottery millions second time. A Texas woman who won a $5.4 million Texas Lotto jackpot July 1993 met Thursday with the Texas Lottery Commission in Austin to claim another $2 million in prize money.
2006
Canada lottery employee wins $8.5 million jackpot. An Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. tech whiz known to his colleagues as Mr. BlackBerry has won an $8.5 million jackpot, the first Canadian lottery employee to take home the top prize.
2004
Powerball Jackpot Reaches $57 Million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Wednesday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $57 million, with a cash option of $31.4 million.
2004
Delaware agent wins "fastest lottery fingers" award. Aimee Truitt, 18, of Georgetown, Delaware, walked away with $800 after winning the Delaware Lottery's 12th annual Fastest Fingers championship March 30 in Dover.
2004
Florida lotto jackpot rolls to $6 million. No ticket matched all six Florida Lotto numbers, sending Saturday's jackpot to an estimated $6 million, lottery officials said Thursday.
2004
Georgia to scale back lottery-funded HOPE program. The nation's most sweeping lottery-funded scholarship program was reined in Wednesday by Georgia lawmakers, who trimmed the popular HOPE scholarships out of fear they will soon cost more than lottery revenues can provide.
2004
Ohio Lottery Fires Human Resources Director. The Ohio Lottery's Human Resources director was fired after officials say she tapped an employee's phone line.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$195 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 8, 2006
2.$190 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 8, 2020
3.$189 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 11, 2006
4.$168 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 9, 2016
5.€126.38 Million
US$155.99 Million
Draw Date
Apr 10, 2018
6.$155 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 9, 2002
7.$150 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 10, 2010
8.€132.95 Million
US$149.81 Million
Draw Date
Apr 9, 2019
9.$143 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 8, 2009
10.$136 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 10, 2020
11.$120 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 9, 2019
12.$105 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 9, 2004
13.$102 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 8, 2005
14.€90 Million
US$99.23 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Apr 10, 2020
15.$94 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 11, 2012
16.€86.97 Million
US$92.34 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Apr 14, 2017
17.$90 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 9, 2010
18.€79 Million
US$89.02 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Apr 9, 2019
19.$89 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 11, 2018
20.€83 Million
US$88.02 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Apr 11, 2017
21.$84 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 10, 2019
22.$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.$78 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 10, 2009
25.€67.68 Million
US$77.14 Million
Draw Date
Apr 9, 2016

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1992
Wednesday, Apr 8, 1992
28 years old
1987
Wednesday, Apr 8, 1987
33 years old
1982
Thursday, Apr 8, 1982
38 years old
1981
Wednesday, Apr 8, 1981
39 years old
1976
Thursday, Apr 8, 1976
44 years old
1967
Saturday, Apr 8, 1967
53 years old
1959
Wednesday, Apr 8, 1959
61 years old
1951
Sunday, Apr 8, 1951
69 years old
(year not provided)

Worldwide Events On This Day

2013
The Islamic State of Iraq enters the Syrian Civil War and begins by declaring a merger with the Al-Nusra Front under the name Islamic State of Iraq and ash-Sham.
2008
The construction of the world's first skyscraper to integrate wind turbines is completed in Bahrain.
2006
Shedden massacre: The bodies of eight men, all shot to death, are found in a field in Shedden, Elgin County, Ontario. The murders are soon linked to the Bandidos Motorcycle Club.
2004
War in Darfur: The Humanitarian Ceasefire Agreement is signed by the Sudanese government and two rebel groups.
1999
Haryana Gana Parishad, a political party in the Indian state of Haryana, merges with the Indian National Congress.
1993
The Republic of North Macedonia joins the United Nations.
1992
Retired tennis great Arthur Ashe announces that he has AIDS, acquired from blood transfusions during one of his two heart surgeries.
1987
Los Angeles Dodgers executive Al Campanis resigns amid controversy over racially charged remarks he had made while on Nightline.
1975
Frank Robinson manages the Cleveland Indians in his first game as major league baseball's first African American manager.
1974
At Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium, Hank Aaron hits his 715th career home run to surpass Babe Ruth's 39-year-old record.
1970
Bahr El-Baqar primary school bombing: Israeli bombers strike an Egyptian school. Forty-six children are killed.
1968
BOAC Flight 712 catches fire shortly after take off. As a result of her actions in the accident, Barbara Jane Harrison is awarded a posthumous George Cross, the only GC awarded to a woman in peacetime.
1964
The Gemini 1 test flight is conducted.
1961
A large explosion on board the MV Dara in the Persian Gulf kills 238.
1960
The Netherlands and West Germany sign an agreement to negotiate the return of German land annexed by the Dutch in return for 280 million German marks as Wiedergutmachung.
1959
A team of computer manufacturers, users, and university people led by Grace Hopper meets to discuss the creation of a new programming language that would be called COBOL.
1959
The Organization of American States drafts an agreement to create the Inter-American Development Bank.
1954
A Royal Canadian Air Force Canadair Harvard collides with a Trans-Canada AirlinesCanadair North Star over Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, killing 37 people.
1954
South African Airways Flight 201 A de Havilland DH.106 Comet 1 crashes into the sea during night killing 21 people.
1953
Mau Mau leader Jomo Kenyatta is convicted by British Kenya's rulers.
1952
U.S. President Harry Truman calls for the seizure of all domestic steel mills in an attempt to prevent the 1952 steel strike.
1950
India and Pakistan sign the Liaquat-Nehru Pact.
1946
Électricité de France, the world's largest utility company, is formed as a result of the nationalisation of a number of electricity producers, transporters and distributors.
1945
World War II: After an air raid accidentally destroys a train carrying about 4,000 Nazi concentration camp internees in Prussian Hanover, the survivors are massacred by Nazis.
1943
U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, in an attempt to check inflation, freezes wages and prices, prohibits workers from changing jobs unless the war effort would be aided thereby, and bars rate increases by common carriers and public utilities.
1943
Otto and Elise Hampel are executed in Berlin for their anti-Nazi activities.
1942
World War II: Siege of Leningrad: Soviet forces open a much-needed railway link to Leningrad.
1942
World War II: The Japanese take Bataan in the Philippines.
1935
The Works Progress Administration is formed when the Emergency Relief Appropriation Act of 1935 becomes law.
1929
Indian independence movement: At the Delhi Central Assembly, Bhagat Singh and Batukeshwar Dutt throw handouts and bombs to court arrest.
1924
Sharia courts are abolished in Turkey, as part of Atatürk's Reforms.
1918
World War I: Actors Douglas Fairbanks and Charlie Chaplin sell war bonds on the streets of New York City's financial district.
1916
In Corona, California, race car driver Bob Burman crashes, killing three (including himself), and badly injuring five spectators.
1913
The 17th Amendment to the United States Constitution, requiring direct election of Senators, becomes law.
1911
Dutch physicist Heike Kamerlingh Onnes discovers superconductivity.
1908
Harvard University votes to establish the Harvard Business School.
1906
Auguste Deter, the first person to be diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, dies.
1904
The French Third Republic and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland sign the Entente cordiale.
1904
Longacre Square in Midtown Manhattan is renamed Times Square after The New York Times.
1895
In Pollock v. Farmers' Loan & Trust Co. the Supreme Court of the United States declares unapportioned income tax to be unconstitutional.
1886
William Ewart Gladstone introduces the first Irish Home Rule Bill into the British House of Commons.
1866
Italy and Prussiaally against the Austrian Empire.
1864
American Civil War: Battle of Mansfield: Union forces are thwarted by the Confederate army at Mansfield, Louisiana.
1832
Black Hawk War: Around three-hundred United States 6th Infantry troops leave St. Louis, Missouri to fight the SaukNative Americans.
1820
The Venus de Milo is discovered on the Aegean island of Milos.
1808
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Baltimore is promoted to an archdiocese, with the founding of the dioceses of New York, Philadelphia, Boston, and Bardstown (now Louisville) by Pope Pius VII.
1740
War of Jenkins' Ear: Three British ships capture the Spanish third-ratePrincesa, taken into service as HMS Princess.
1730
Shearith Israel, the first synagogue in New York City, is dedicated.
1665
English colonial patents are granted for the establishment of the Monmouth Tract, for what would eventually become Monmouth County in northeastern New Jersey.
1271
In Syria, sultan Baibars conquers the Krak des Chevaliers.
1232
Mongol-Jin War: The Mongols begin their siege on Kaifeng, the capital of the Jin dynasty.
1149
Pope Eugene III takes refuge in the castle of Ptolemy II of Tusculum.
1139
Roger II of Sicily is excommunicated.
1093
The new Winchester Cathedral is dedicated by Walkelin.
876
The Battle of Dayr al-'Aqul saves Baghdad from the Saffarids.
632
King Charibert II is assassinated at Blaye (Gironde), along with his infant son Chilperic.
217
Roman EmperorCaracalla is assassinated. He is succeeded by his Praetorian Guardprefect, Marcus Opellius Macrinus.

Births On This Day

1997
Arno Verschueren, Belgian professional football player
1995
Cedi Osman, Turkish professional basketball player
1994
Josh Chudleigh, Australian rugby league player
1993
Viktor Arvidsson, Swedish ice hockey player
1993
Zac Santo, Australian rugby league player
1991
Dej Loaf, American rapper, singer and songwriter
1990
Kim Jong-hyun, South Korean singer (d. 2017)
1988
Jenni Asserholt, Swedish ice hockey player
1988
Kim Myung-sung, South Korean baseball player
1987
Royston Drenthe, Dutch footballer
1987
Jeremy Hellickson, American baseball player
1987
Elton John, Trinidadian footballer
1987
Sam Rapira, New Zealand rugby league player
1986
Igor Akinfeev, Russian footballer
1986
Félix Hernández, Venezuelan-American baseball player
1985
Patrick Schliwa, German rugby player
1985
Yemane Tsegay, Ethiopian runner
1984
Michelle Donelan, British politician
1984
Ezra Koenig, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1984
Pablo Portillo, Mexican singer and actor
1984
Taran Noah Smith, American actor
1983
Tatyana Petrova Arkhipova, Russian runner
1982
Gennady Golovkin, Kazakhstani boxer
1982
Brett White, Australian rugby league player
1981
Frédérick Bousquet, French swimmer
1981
Ofer Shechter, Israeli model, actor, and screenwriter
1980
Manuel Ortega, Austrian singer
1980
Katee Sackhoff, American actress
1980
Mariko Seyama, Japanese announcer, photographer, and model
1979
Alexi Laiho, Finnish singer-songwriter and guitarist
1979
Amit Trivedi, Indian singer-songwriter
1978
Daigo, Japanese singer-songwriter, actor, and voice actor
1978
Bernt Haas, Austrian-Swiss footballer
1978
Rachel Roberts, Canadian model and actress
1978
Jocelyn Robichaud, Canadian tennis player and coach
1978
Evans Rutto, Kenyan runner
1977
Ana de la Reguera, Mexican actress
1977
Mehran Ghassemi, Iranian journalist and author (d. 2008)
1977
Mark Spencer, American computer programmer and engineer
1975
Anouk, Dutch singer
1975
Francesco Flachi, Italian footballer
1975
Timo Pérez, Dominican-American baseball player
1975
Funda Arar, Turkish singer
1974
Toutai Kefu, Tongan-Australian rugby player
1974
Nnedi Okorafor, Nigerian-American author and educator
1973
Khaled Badra, Tunisian footballer
1973
Emma Caulfield, American actress
1972
Paul Gray, American bass player and songwriter (d. 2010)
1972
Sergei Magnitsky, Russian lawyer and accountant (d. 2009)
1971
Darren Jessee, American singer-songwriter and drummer
1970
Care Santos, Catalan writer
1968
Patricia Arquette, French-Canadian Russian/Polish Jewish-American actress and director
1968
Patricia Girard, French runner and hurdler
1968
Tracy Grammer, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1967
Kenny Benjamin, Antiguan cricketer
1966
Iveta Bartošová, Czech singer and actress (d. 2014)
1966
Mark Blundell, English race car driver
1966
Andy Currier, English rugby league player
1966
Charlotte Dawson, New Zealand-Australian television host (d. 2014)
1966
Dalton Grant, English high jumper
1966
Mazinho, Brazilian footballer, coach, and manager
1966
Harri Rovanperä, Finnish race car driver
1966
Evripidis Stylianidis, Greek lawyer and politician, Greek Minister for the Interior
1966
Robin Wright, American actress, director, producer
1965
Steven Blaney, Canadian businessman and politician, 5th Canadian Minister of Public Safety
1965
Michael Jones, New Zealand rugby player and coach
1964
Biz Markie, American rapper, producer, and actor
1964
John McGinlay, Scottish footballer and manager
1963
Tine Asmundsen, Norwegian bassist
1963
Julian Lennon, English singer-songwriter
1963
Terry Porter, American basketball player and coach
1963
Donita Sparks, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1963
Alec Stewart, English cricketer
1963
Seth Tobias, American businessman (d. 2007)
1962
Paddy Lowe, English engineer
1962
Izzy Stradlin, American guitarist and songwriter
1961
Richard Hatch, American reality contestant, winner of Survivor: Borneo
1961
Brian McDermott, English footballer and manager
1960
John Schneider, American actor and country singer
1959
Alain Bondue, French cyclist
1958
Detlef Bruckhoff, German footballer
1958
Tom Petranoff, American javelin thrower and coach
1957
Fred Smerlas, American football player and radio host
1956
Michael Benton, Scottish-English paleontologist and academic
1956
Christine Boisson, French actress
1956
Roman Dragoun, Czech singer-songwriter and keyboard player
1956
Jim Piddock, English actor, producer, and screenwriter
1955
Ricky Bell, American football player (d. 1984)
1955
Gerrie Coetzee, South African boxer
1955
Ron Johnson, American businessman and politician
1955
Barbara Kingsolver, American novelist, essayist and poet
1955
David Wu, Taiwanese-American lawyer and politician
1954
Gary Carter, American baseball player and coach (d. 2012)
1954
Princess Lalla Amina of Morocco (d. 2012)
1954
G.V. Loganathan, Indian-American engineer and academic (d. 2007)
1952
Ahmet Piriştina, Turkish politician (d. 2004)
1951
Gerd Andres, German politician
1951
Geir Haarde, Icelandic economist, journalist, and politician, 23rd Prime Minister of Iceland
1951
Mel Schacher, American bass player
1951
Joan Sebastian, Mexican singer-songwriter and actor (d. 2015)
1950
Grzegorz Lato, Polish footballer and coach
1949
K. C. Kamalasabayson, Sri Lankan lawyer and politician, 39th Attorney General of Sri Lanka (d. 2007)
1949
John Madden, English director and producer
1949
Brenda Russell, African-American-Canadian singer-songwriter and keyboard player
1949
John Scott, English sociologist and academic
1948
Barbara Young, Baroness Young of Old Scone, Scottish academic and politician
1947
Tom DeLay, American lawyer and politician
1947
Steve Howe, English guitarist, songwriter, and producer
1947
Robert Kiyosaki, American businessman, co-founded Cashflow Technologies
1947
Pascal Lamy, French businessman and politician, European Commissioner for Trade
1947
Larry Norman, American singer-songwriter, and producer (d. 2008)
1946
Catfish Hunter, American baseball player (d. 1999)
1946
Tim Thomerson, American actor and producer
1945
Derrick Walker, Scottish businessman
1945
Jang Yong, South Korean actor
1944
Hywel Bennett, Welsh actor (d. 2017)
1944
Odd Nerdrum, Swedish-Norwegian painter and illustrator
1943
Michael Bennett, American dancer, choreographer, and director (d. 1987)
1943
Miller Farr, American football player
1943
James Herbert, English author and illustrator (d. 2013)
1943
Chris Orr, English painter and illustrator
1942
Tony Banks, Baron Stratford, Northern Irish politician, Minister for Sport and the Olympics (d. 2006)
1942
Roger Chapman, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
1942
Douglas Trumbull, American director, producer, and special effects artist
1941
J. J. Jackson, American soul/R&B singer, songwriter, and arranger
1941
Vivienne Westwood, English fashion designer
1940
John Havlicek, American basketball player
1939
John Arbuthnott, Scottish microbiologist and academic
1939
Trina Schart Hyman, American author and illustrator (d. 2004)
1938
Kofi Annan, Ghanaian economist and diplomat, 7th Secretary-General of the United Nations (d. 2018)
1938
John Hamm, Canadian physician and politician, 25th Premier of Nova Scotia
1938
Mary W. Gray, American mathematician, statistician, and lawyer
1937
Seymour Hersh, American journalist and author
1937
Momo Kapor, Serbian author and painter (d. 2010)
1935
Oscar Zeta Acosta, American lawyer and politician (d. 1974)
1935
Albert Bustamante, American soldier, educator, and politician
1934
Kisho Kurokawa, Japanese architect, designed the Nakagin Capsule Tower and Singapore Flyer (d. 2007)
1933
James Lockhart, American scholar of colonial Latin America, especially Nahua peoples (d. 2014)
1932
Iskandar of Johor (d. 2010)
1931
John Gavin, American actor and diplomat, United States Ambassador to Mexico (d. 2018)
1930
Carlos Hugo, Duke of Parma (d. 2010)
1929
Jacques Brel, Belgian singer-songwriter and actor (d. 1978)
1929
Renzo De Felice, Italian historian and author (d. 1996)
1928
Fred Ebb, American lyricist (d. 2004)
1927
Tilly Armstrong, English author (d. 2010)
1927
Ollie Mitchell, American trumpet player and bandleader (d. 2013)
1926
Henry N. Cobb, American architect and academic, co-founded Pei Cobb Freed & Partners
1926
Shecky Greene, American actor
1926
Jürgen Moltmann, German theologian and academic
1924
Frédéric Back, German-Canadian animator, director, and screenwriter (d. 2013)
1924
Anthony Farrar-Hockley, English general and historian (d. 2006)
1924
Kumar Gandharva, Hindustani classical singer (d. 1992)
1924
Sara Northrup Hollister, American occultist (d. 1997)
1923
George Fisher, American cartoonist (d. 2003)
1923
Edward Mulhare, Irish-American actor (d. 1997)
1922
Carmen McRae, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and actress (d. 1994)
1921
Franco Corelli, Italian tenor and actor (d. 2003)
1921
Jan Novák, Czech composer (d. 1984)
1921
Herman van Raalte, Dutch footballer (d. 2013)
1919
Ian Smith, Zimbabwean lieutenant and politician, 1st Prime Minister of Rhodesia (d. 2007)
1918
Betty Ford, American wife of Gerald Ford, 40th First Lady of the United States (d. 2011)
1918
Glendon Swarthout, American author and academic (d. 1992)
1917
Winifred Asprey, American mathematician and computer scientist (d. 2007)
1917
Lloyd Bott, Australian public servant (d. 2004)
1917
Hubertus Ernst, Dutch bishop (d. 2017)
1917
Grigori Kuzmin, Russian-Estonian astronomer (d. 1988)
1915
Ivan Supek, Croatian physicist, philosopher and writer (d. 2007)
1914
María Félix, Yaqui/Basque-Mexican actress (d. 2002)
1912
Alois Brunner, Austrian-German SS officer (d. 2001 or 2010)
1912
Sonja Henie, Norwegian-American figure skater and actress (d. 1969)
1911
Melvin Calvin, American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1997)
1911
Emil Cioran, Romanian-French philosopher and academic (d. 1995)
1910
George Musso, American football player and police officer (d. 2000)
1909
John Fante, American author and screenwriter (d. 1983)
1908
Hugo Fregonese, Argentinian director and screenwriter (d. 1987)
1906
Raoul Jobin, Canadian tenor and educator (d. 1974)
1905
Joachim Büchner, German sprinter and graphic designer (d. 1978)
1905
Helen Joseph, English-South African activist (d. 1992)
1905
Erwin Keller, German field hockey player (d. 1971)
1904
John Hicks, English economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1989)
1904
Hirsch Jacobs, American horse trainer (d. 1970)
1902
Andrew Irvine, English mountaineer and explorer (d. 1924)
1902
Maria Maksakova, Sr., Russian soprano (d. 1974)
1900
Marie Byles, Australian solicitor (d. 1979)
1896
Yip Harburg, American composer (d. 1981)
1892
Richard Neutra, Austrian-American architect, designed the Los Angeles County Hall of Records (d. 1970)
1892
Mary Pickford, Canadian-American actress, producer, and screenwriter, co-founded United Artists (d. 1979)
1889
Adrian Boult, English conductor (d. 1983)
1888
Dennis Chávez, American journalist and politician (d. 1962)
1886
Margaret Ayer Barnes, American author and playwright (d. 1967)
1885
Dimitrios Levidis, Greek-French soldier, composer, and educator (d. 1951)
1883
R. P. Keigwin, English cricketer and academic (d. 1972)
1883
Julius Seljamaa, Estonian journalist and politician, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Estonia (d. 1936)
1882
(O.S. 27 March) Dmytro Doroshenko, Lithuanian-Ukrainian historian and politician, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine and Prime Minister of Ukraine (d. 1951)
1875
Albert I of Belgium (d. 1934)
1874
Manuel Díaz, Cuban fencer (d. 1929)
1874
Stanisław Taczak, Polish general (d. 1960)
1871
Clarence Hudson White, American photographer and educator (d. 1925)
1869
Harvey Cushing, American surgeon and academic (d. 1939)
1867
Allen Butler Talcott, American painter and educator (d. 1908)
1864
Carlos Deltour, French rower and rugby player (d. 1920)
1859
Edmund Husserl, German Jewish-Austrian mathematician and philosopher (d. 1938)
1842
Elizabeth Bacon Custer, American author and educator (d. 1933)
1827
Ramón Emeterio Betances, Puerto Rican ophthalmologist, journalist, and politician (d. 1898)
1826
Pancha Carrasco, Costa Rican soldier (d. 1890)
1818
Christian IX of Denmark (d. 1906)
1818
August Wilhelm von Hofmann, German chemist and academic (d. 1892)
1798
Dionysios Solomos, Greek poet and author (d. 1857)
1770
John Thomas Campbell, Irish-Australian banker and politician (d. 1830)
1761
William Joseph Chaminade, French priest, founded the Society of Mary (d. 1850)
1732
David Rittenhouse, American astronomer and mathematician (d. 1796)
1726
Lewis Morris, American judge and politician (d. 1798)
1692
Giuseppe Tartini, Italian violinist and composer (d. 1770)
1641
Henry Sydney, 1st Earl of Romney, English general and politician, Secretary of State for the Northern Department (d. 1704)
1605
Philip IV of Spain (d. 1665)
1605
Mary Stuart, English-Scottish princess (d. 1607)
1596
Juan van der Hamen, Spanish artist (d. 1631)
1580
William Herbert, 3rd Earl of Pembroke, English noble, courtier and patron of the arts (d. 1630)
1541
Michele Mercati, Italian physician and archaeologist (d. 1593)
1536
Barbara of Hesse (d. 1597)
1533
Claudio Merulo, Italian organist and composer (d. 1604)
1435
John Clifford, 9th Baron de Clifford, English noble (d. 1461)
1408
Jadwiga of Lithuania, Polish princess (d. 1431)
1320
Peter I of Portugal (d. 1367)

Deaths On This Day

2015
Jayakanthan, Indian journalist and author (b. 1934)
2015
Rayson Huang, Hong Kong chemist and academic (b. 1920)
2015
Sergei Lashchenko, Ukrainian kick-boxer (b. 1987)
2015
David Laventhol, American journalist and publisher (b. 1933)
2015
Jean-Claude Turcotte, Canadian cardinal (b. 1936)
2014
Emmanuel III Delly, Iraqi patriarch (b. 1927)
2014
Karlheinz Deschner, German author and activist (b. 1924)
2014
Ivan Mercep, New Zealand architect, designed the Te Papa Tongarewa Museum (b. 1930)
2013
Mikhail Beketov, Russian journalist (b. 1958)
2013
Annette Funicello, American actress and singer (b. 1942)
2013
Sara Montiel, Spanish-Mexican actress and singer (b. 1928)
2013
José Luis Sampedro, Spanish economist and author (b. 1917)
2013
Margaret Thatcher, English lawyer and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1925)
2012
Blair Kiel, American football player and coach (b. 1961)
2012
Jack Tramiel, Polish-American businessman, founded Commodore International (b. 1928)
2012
Janusz K. Zawodny, Polish-American soldier, historian, and political scientist (b. 1921)
2011
Hedda Sterne, Romanian-American painter and photographer (b. 1910)
2010
Malcolm McLaren, English singer-songwriter (b. 1946)
2010
Teddy Scholten, Dutch singer (b. 1926)
2009
Richard de Mille, American Scientologist, author, investigative journalist, and psychologist (b. 1922)
2009
Piotr Morawski, Polish mountaineer (b. 1976)
2008
Kazuo Shiraga, Japanese painter (b. 1924)
2007
Sol LeWitt, American painter and sculptor (b. 1928)
2006
Gerard Reve, Dutch author and poet (b. 1923)
2005
Onna White, Canadian choreographer and dancer (b. 1922)
2004
Werner Schumacher, German actor (b. 1921)
2002
María Félix, Mexican actress (b. 1914)
2002
Harvey Quaytman, American painter (b. 1937)
2000
František Šťastný, Czech motorcycle racer (b. 1927)
2000
Claire Trevor, American actress (b. 1910)
1997
Laura Nyro, American singer-songwriter and pianist (b. 1947)
1996
Ben Johnson, American actor and stuntman (b. 1918)
1996
León Klimovsky, Argentinian-Spanish actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1906)
1996
Mick Young, Australian politician (b. 1936)
1994
François Rozet, French-Canadian actor (b. 1899)
1993
Marian Anderson, American operatic singer (b. 1897)
1992
Daniel Bovet, Swiss-Italian pharmacologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1907)
1991
Per "Dead" Ohlin, Swedish musician (b. 1969)
1990
Ryan White, American activist, inspired the Ryan White Care Act (b. 1971)
1985
John Frederick Coots, American pianist and composer (b. 1897)
1984
Pyotr Kapitsa, Russian physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1894)
1983
Isamu Kosugi, Japanese actor and director (b. 1904)
1981
Omar Bradley, American general (b. 1893)
1979
Breece D'J Pancake, American short story writer (b. 1952)
1974
James Charles McGuigan, Canadian cardinal (b. 1894)
1973
Pablo Picasso, Spanish painter and sculptor (b. 1881)
1969
Zinaida Aksentyeva, Ukrainian astronomer (b. 1900)
1965
Lars Hanson, Swedish actor (b. 1886)
1962
Juan Belmonte, Spanish bullfighter (b. 1892)
1961
Joseph Carrodus, Australian public servant (b. 1885)
1959
Marios Makrionitis, Roman Catholic Archbishop of Athens (b. 1913)
1950
Vaslav Nijinsky, Polish dancer and choreographer (b. 1890)
1947
Olaf Frydenlund, Norwegian target shooter (b. 1862)
1942
Kostas Skarvelis, Greek guitarist and composer (b. 1880)
1941
Marcel Prévost, French novelist and playwright (b. 1862)
1936
Róbert Bárány, Austrian physician and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1876)
1936
Božena Benešová, Czech poet and novelist (b. 1873)
1931
Erik Axel Karlfeldt, Swedish poet Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1864)
1920
Charles Griffes, American pianist and composer (b. 1884)
1919
Loránd Eötvös, Hungarian physicist, academic, and politician, Hungarian Minister of Education (b. 1848)
1906
Auguste Deter, German woman, first person diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease (b. 1850)
1894
Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay, Indian journalist, author, and poet (b. 1838)
1870
Charles Auguste de Bériot, Belgian violinist and composer (b. 1802)
1861
Elisha Otis, American businessman, founded the Otis Elevator Company (b. 1811)
1848
Gaetano Donizetti, Italian composer (b. 1797)
1735
Francis II Rákóczi, Hungarian prince (b. 1676)
1725
John Wise, American minister (b. 1652)
1709
Wolfgang Dietrich of Castell-Remlingen, German nobleman (b. 1641)
1704
Hiob Ludolf, German orientalist and philologist (b. 1624)
1704
Henry Sydney, 1st Earl of Romney, English colonel and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (b. 1641)
1697
Niels Juel, Norwegian-Danish admiral (b. 1629)
1691
Carlo Rainaldi, Italian architect, designed the Santa Maria dei Miracoli and Santa Maria in Montesanto (b. 1611)
1612
Anne Catherine of Brandenburg (b. 1575)
1608
Magdalen Dacre, English noble (b. 1538)
1587
John Foxe, English author (b. 1516)
1586
Martin Chemnitz, Lutheran theologian and reformer (b. 1522)
1551
Oda Nobuhide, Japanese warlord (b. 1510)
1492
Lorenzo de' Medici, Italian ruler (b. 1449)
1461
Georg von Peuerbach, German mathematician and astronomer (b. 1423)
1450
Sejong the Great, Korean king (b. 1397)
1364
John II, French king (b. 1319)
1338
Stephen Gravesend, bishop of London
1321
Thomas of Tolentino, Italian-Franciscan missionary (b. c. 1255)
1150
Gertrude of Babenberg , duchess of Bohemia (b. 1118)
1143
John II Komnenos, Byzantine emperor (b. 1087)
967
Mu'izz al-Dawla, Buyid emir (b. 915)
956
Gilbert, Frankish nobleman
944
Wang Yanxi, Chinese emperor
894
Adalelm, Frankish nobleman
632
Charibert II, Frankish king (b. 607)
622
Shōtoku, Japanese prince (b. 572)
217
Caracalla, Roman emperor (b. 188)

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