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On This Day in History:  December 1

December 1 is the 335th day of the year (336th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 30 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2018
Feds bust up illegal fantasy football lottery scheme. A business pairing the enormously popular fantasy football leagues with the Georgia Lottery must have looked like a money-making combination, but instead has landed its operator in a legal mess.
2017
N.C. lottery winner to give away his jackpot. An Army veteran from Statesville, North Carolina, plans to give his $250,000 lottery jackpot to help people battling substance abuse.
2017
Hacker crashes Belize lottery machines countrywide. On Sunday, lottery buyers throughout the country of Belize, except for only two locations in Belize City, were unable to purchase their favorite numbers for that morning's draw because someone hacked into the computer system which controls the printing of lottery tickets, shutting down the entire system.
2015
Former Ohio Lottery worker sentenced for stealing instant tickets. A former Ohio Lottery Commission employee has been sentenced to probation for stealing $115,000 in instant lottery tickets and cashing in winners.
2015
Judge gives Wyoming Lottery 15 days to amend lawsuit. A state judge is giving the Wyoming Lottery Corporation 15 days to amend its lawsuit that seeks to block a local man from criticizing the corporation.
2015
Arkansas Lottery officials sign contract with Camelot for business plan. Arkansas officials signed a contract Monday with lottery consultant Camelot Global Services, which will develop a business plan for the state lottery and help implement the plan, a spokesman for the state Department of Finance and Administration said.
2014
Washington player wins $90 million Powerball jackpot. One lottery ticket holder matched the winning Powerball numbers on Nov. 29, 2014, winning the $90 million multi-state jackpot.
2014
Unclaimed $12 million Florida Lottery ticket to expire Dec. 25. You might want to check your junk drawer and anywhere else you might put a lottery ticket: a $12 million Florida Lottery ticket remains unclaimed.
2011
Unclaimed Iowa lottery jackpot to expire Dec. 29. The one-month countdown has begun for a Hot Lotto ticket that matched the jackpot numbers in last year’s Dec. 29 drawing.
2009
Lottery giant GTECH lays off 31 R.I. employees. GTECH Corp. has laid off 31 Rhode Island employees, calling the cuts a routine "realignment of resources."
2009
Intralot's D.C. Lottery contact finally passed by council. The lucrative and long-controversial lottery contract has finally passed the D.C. Council.
2009
California woman claims $39M lottery jackpot. The $38.5 million Mega Millions lottery ticket bought at a Pak 'n Save a few weeks ago belonged to a South San Francisco woman.
2008
How online gamblers unmasked cheaters. A joint investigation by 60 Minutes and The Washington Post raised new questions about the integrity and security of the shadowy and highly profitable online gambling industry that operates outside U.S. law.
2004
Oregon man claims record jackpot after finishing hunting trip. Halfway through a two-week hunting trip, Portland-area accountant Art Brenner discovered he had won the record $30 million Megabucks jackpot -- and then went back to camp and kept hunting elk.
2004
Lottery winner dies in crash. An Oregon woman was killed in a Salem car crash last week after winning the lottery just a few days earlier.
2004
Technicians hustle to fix Nebraska lottery machines. As the $127 million Powerball drawing looms, technicians are hustling to fix the Nebraska's 950 lottery machines.
2003
Powerball Soars to $57 Million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Saturday's drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $57 million, with a cash option of $30.6 million.
2003
Mega Millions Jackpot Increases to $33 Million. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery drawing grew to $33 million Saturday.
2003
Florida Lotto jackpot hits $18 million. No one ticket matched all six Florida Lotto numbers Saturday, and the jackpot will roll over to $18 million, lottery officials said Sunday.
2003
Win the El Gordo jackpot with no ticket?" Fat chance. Sometimes greed cancels out good judgment in people who get fooled by scammers.
2003
Audit of Colorado lottery to be released today. An audit of the Colorado Lottery is scheduled to be unveiled today, capping an extensive review that focused on its overall performance.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$266 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 3, 2019
2.$257 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 3, 2013
3.$208 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 4, 2018
4.$183 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 1, 2018
5.$177 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 2, 2017
6.$145 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 1, 2017
7.$128 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 2, 2008
8.$127 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 1, 2004
9.$120 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 4, 2019
10.$110 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 2, 2015
11.€89 Million
US$105.9 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Dec 1, 2017
12.$95 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 1, 2010
13.€72 Million
US$89.65 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Dec 2, 2014
14.$82 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 4, 2007
15.$81 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 4, 2013
16.€71.1 Million
US$80.46 Million
Draw Date
Dec 1, 2018
17.$80 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 4, 2002
18.€66.57 Million
US$79.19 Million
Draw Date
Dec 2, 2017
19.$75 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 3, 2005
19.$75 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 2, 2011
21.€58.69 Million
US$72.28 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Dec 5, 2014
22.$70 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 2, 2014
23.€57 Million
US$64.76 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Dec 4, 2018
24.$62 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 3, 2010
25.€55.15 Million
US$58.66 Million
Draw Date
Dec 1, 2016

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1987
Tuesday, Dec 1, 1987
32 years old
1979
Saturday, Dec 1, 1979
40 years old
1974
Sunday, Dec 1, 1974
45 years old
1974
Sunday, Dec 1, 1974
45 years old
1969
Monday, Dec 1, 1969
50 years old
1969
Monday, Dec 1, 1969
50 years old
1968
Sunday, Dec 1, 1968
51 years old
1967
Friday, Dec 1, 1967
52 years old
1958
Monday, Dec 1, 1958
61 years old
1956
Saturday, Dec 1, 1956
63 years old
(year not provided)

Worldwide Events On This Day

1997
In the Indian state of Bihar, Ranvir Sena attacked the CPI(ML) Party Unity stronghold Lakshmanpur-Bathe, killing 63 lower caste people.
1991
Cold War: Ukrainian voters overwhelmingly approve a referendum for independence from the Soviet Union.
1990
Channel Tunnel sections started from the United Kingdom and France meet 40 metres beneath the seabed.
1989
Philippine coup attempt: The right-wing military rebel Reform the Armed Forces Movement attempts to oust Philippine PresidentCorazon Aquino in a failed bloody coup d'état.
1989
Cold War: East Germany's parliament abolishes the constitutional provision granting the Communist Party the leading role in the state.
1988
World AIDS Day was proclaimed worldwide by the UN member states.
1984
NASA conducts the Controlled Impact Demonstration, wherein an airliner is deliberately crashed in order to test technologies and gather data to help improve survivability of crashes.
1981
Inex-Adria Aviopromet Flight 1308, a McDonnell Douglas MD-80, crashes in Corsica, killing all 180 people on board.
1977
Pinwheel is launched, which is now Nickelodeon.
1974
TWA Flight 514, a Boeing 727, crashes northwest of Dulles International Airport, killing all 92 people on board.
1974
Northwest Airlines Flight 6231, another Boeing 727, crashes northwest of John F. Kennedy International Airport.
1973
Papua New Guinea gains self-governance from Australia.
1971
Cambodian Civil War: Khmer Rouge rebels intensify assaults on Cambodian government positions, forcing their retreat from Kompong Thmar and nearby Ba Ray.
1969
Vietnam War: The first draft lottery in the United States is held since World War II.
1964
Vietnam War: U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson and his top-ranking advisers meet to discuss plans to bomb North Vietnam.
1960
Paul McCartney and Pete Best are arrested (and later deported) from Hamburg, Germany, after accusations of attempted arson.
1959
Cold War: Opening date for signature of the Antarctic Treaty, which sets aside Antarctica as a scientific preserve and bans military activity on the continent.
1958
The Central African Republic attains self-rule within the French Union.
1958
The Our Lady of the Angels School fire in Chicago kills 92 children and three nuns.
1955
American Civil Rights Movement: In Montgomery, Alabama, seamstress Rosa Parks refuses to give up her bus seat to a white man and is arrested for violating the city's racial segregation laws, an incident which leads to that city's bus boycott.
1952
The New York Daily News reports the news of Christine Jorgensen, the first notable case of sex reassignment surgery.
1941
World War II: Emperor Hirohito of Japan gives the final approval to initiate war against the United States.
1941
World War II: Fiorello La Guardia, Mayor of New York City and Director of the Office of Civilian Defense, signs Administrative Order 9, creating the Civil Air Patrol.
1934
In the Soviet Union, Politburo member Sergey Kirov is assassinated. Stalin uses the incident as a pretext to initiate the Great Purge.
1924
The National Hockey League's first United States-based franchise, the Boston Bruins, played their first game in league play at home, at the still-extant Boston Arena indoor hockey facility.
1919
Lady Astor becomes the first female Member of Parliament to take her seat in the House of Commons of the United Kingdom. (She had been elected to that position on November 28.)
1918
Transylvaniaunites with Romania, following the incorporation of Bessarabia (March 27) and Bukovina (November 28), thus concluding the Great Union.
1918
The Kingdom of Iceland becomes a sovereign state, yet remains a part of the Danish kingdom.
1918
The Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes (later known as the Kingdom of Yugoslavia) is proclaimed.
1913
The Buenos Aires Metro, the first underground railway system in the Southern Hemisphere and in Latin America, begins operation.
1913
Ford Motor Company introduces the first moving assembly line.
1913
Crete, having obtained self rule from Turkey after the First Balkan War, is annexed by Greece.
1865
Shaw University, the first historically black university in the southern United States, is founded in Raleigh, North Carolina.
1862
In his State of the Union Address President Abraham Lincoln reaffirms the necessity of ending slavery as ordered ten weeks earlier in the Emancipation Proclamation.
1834
Slavery is abolished in the Cape Colony in accordance with the Slavery Abolition Act 1833.
1828
Argentine general Juan Lavalle makes a coup against governor Manuel Dorrego, beginning the Decembrist revolution.
1824
United States presidential election, 1824: Since no candidate received a majority of the total electoral college votes in the election, the United States House of Representatives is given the task of deciding the winner in accordance with the Twelfth Amendment to the United States Constitution.
1822
Peter I is crowned Emperor of Brazil.
1768
The former slave shipFredensborg sinks off Tromøya in Norway.
1640
End of the Iberian Union: Portugal acclaims as King João IV of Portugal, ending 59 years of personal union of the crowns of Portugal and Spain and the end of the rule of the Philippine Dynasty.
1577
Francis Walsingham is knighted.
1420
Henry V of England enters Paris.
800
Charlemagne judges the accusations against Pope Leo III in the Vatican.

Births On This Day

1995
Agnė Čepelytė, Lithuanian tennis player
1995
James Wilson, English footballer
1994
Seedy Njie, English footballer
1993
Reena Pärnat, Estonian archer
1992
Masahudu Alhassan, Ghanaian footballer
1992
Javier Báez, Puerto Rican baseball player
1992
Linos Chrysikopoulos, Greek basketball player
1992
Marco van Ginkel, Dutch footballer
1991
Hilda Melander, Swedish tennis player
1991
Sun Yang, Chinese swimmer
1990
Tomáš Tatar, Slovak ice hockey player
1989
Sotelúm, Mexican trumpet player, composer, and producer
1988
Zoë Kravitz, American actress, singer, and model
1988
Dan Mavraides, Greek-American basketball player
1988
Tyler Joseph, American musician and singer
1987
Simon Dawkins, English footballer
1987
Tabarie Henry, Virgin Islander sprinter
1987
Vance Joy, Australian singer-songwriter
1987
Brett Williams, English footballer
1986
DeSean Jackson, American football player
1985
John Coughlin, American figure skater
1985
Janelle Monáe, American singer-songwriter and producer
1985
Chanel Preston, American porn actress and director
1985
Emiliano Viviano, Italian footballer
1982
Riz Ahmed, English actor and rapper
1982
Lloyd Doyley, English footballer
1982
Christos Kalantzis, Greek footballer
1982
Christos Melissis, Greek footballer
1981
Park Hyo-shin, South Korean singer-songwriter and actor
1981
Luke McPharlin, Australian footballer
1981
I Made Wirawan, Indonesian footballer
1980
Iftikhar Anjum, Pakistani cricketer
1980
Mohammad Kaif, Indian cricketer and politician
1980
Roger Peterson, Aruban-Dutch singer-songwriter
1980
Mubarak Hassan Shami, Kenyan-Qatari runner
1979
Ryan Malone, American ice hockey player
1979
Stephanie Brown Trafton, American discus thrower
1977
Brad Delson, American guitarist and producer
1977
Sophie Guillemin, French actress
1977
Lee McKenzie, Scottish journalist
1976
Tomasz Adamek, Polish boxer
1976
Laura Ling, American journalist and author
1976
Evangelos Sklavos, Greek basketball player
1975
Matt Fraction, American author
1975
Isaiah "Ikey" Owens, American keyboard player and producer (d. 2014)
1975
Farah Shah, Pakistani actress and host
1975
Thomas Schie, Norwegian race car driver and sportscaster
1975
Sophia Skou, Danish swimmer
1974
Costinha, Portuguese footballer and manager
1973
Steve Gibb, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1972
Stanton Barrett, American race car driver and stuntman
1972
Bart Millard, American singer-songwriter
1971
Emily Mortimer, English actress
1971
Christian Pescatori, Italian race car driver
1971
Mika Pohjola, Finnish-American pianist and composer
1971
John Schlimm, American author and educator
1970
Jonathan Coulton, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1970
Kirk Rueter, American baseball player
1970
Sarah Silverman, American comedian, actress, and singer
1970
Tisha Waller, American high jumper and educator
1969
Richard Carrier, American author and blogger
1968
Justin Chadwick, English actor and director
1968
Sarah Fitzgerald, Australian squash player
1968
Anders Holmertz, Swedish swimmer
1967
Nestor Carbonell, American actor
1967
Reggie Sanders, American baseball player
1966
Andrew Adamson, New Zealand director, producer, and screenwriter
1966
Katherine LaNasa, American actress, ballet dancer, and choreographer
1966
Larry Walker, Canadian baseball player and coach
1965
Henry Honiball, South African rugby player
1965
Magnifico, Slovenian singer
1964
Salvatore Schillaci, Italian footballer
1964
Jo Walton, Welsh-Canadian author and poet
1963
Marco Greco, Brazilian race car driver
1963
Nathalie Lambert, Canadian speed skater
1963
Arjuna Ranatunga, Sri Lankan cricketer and politician
1962
Sylvie Daigle, Canadian speed skater
1962
Pamela McGee, American basketball player and coach
1961
Safra Catz, Israeli-American businesswoman
1961
Raymond E. Goldstein, American biophysicist and academic
1961
Jeremy Northam, English actor
1960
Carol Alt, American model and actress
1960
Shirin M. Rai, Indian-English political scientist and academic
1960
Jane Turner, Australian actress and producer
1959
Billy Childish, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and painter
1959
Wally Lewis, Australian rugby league player, coach, and sportscaster
1958
Javier Aguirre, Mexican footballer and manager
1958
Candace Bushnell, American journalist and author
1958
Alberto Cova, Italian runner
1958
Gary Peters, American lieutenant and politician
1957
Chris Poland, American guitarist and songwriter
1957
Vesta Williams, American singer-songwriter and actress (d. 2011)
1956
Julee Cruise, American singer-songwriter, musician, and actress
1955
Veikko Aaltonen, Finnish actor, director, and screenwriter
1955
Verónica Forqué, Spanish actress
1955
Pat Spillane, Irish footballer and sportscaster
1955
Karen Tumulty, American journalist
1955
Udit Narayan, Indian playback singer
1954
Alan Dedicoat, English journalist
1954
Judith Hackitt, English chemist and engineer
1954
François Van der Elst, Belgian footballer (d. 2017)
1952
Stephen Poliakoff, English director, producer, and playwright
1951
Obba Babatundé, American actor, director, and producer
1951
Doug Mulray, Australian radio and television host
1951
Jaco Pastorius, American bass player, songwriter, and producer (d. 1987)
1951
Treat Williams, American actor
1950
Manju Bansal, Indian biologist and academic
1950
Ross Hannaford, Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2016)
1950
Gary Panter, American illustrator and painter
1950
Filippos Petsalnikos, Greek lawyer and politician, Greek Minister of Justice
1950
Richard Keith, American actor and drummer
1949
Jan Brett, American author and illustrator
1949
Pablo Escobar, Colombian drug lord and narcoterrorist (d. 1993)
1949
Sebastián Piñera, Chilean businessman and politician, 35th President of Chile
1948
George Foster, American baseball player and radio host
1948
Sarfraz Nawaz, Pakistani cricketer and politician
1948
John Roskelley, American mountaineer and author
1948
Neil Warnock, English footballer and manager
1948
N. T. Wright, English bishop and scholar
1948
Patrick Ibrahim Yakowa, Nigerian civil servant and politician, Governor of Kaduna State (d. 2012)
1947
Alain Bashung, French singer-songwriter and actor (d. 2009)
1947
Bob Fulton, English-Australian rugby league player, coach, and sportscaster
1946
Jonathan Katz, American comedian and actor
1946
Kemal Kurspahić, Bosnian journalist and author
1946
Gilbert O'Sullivan, Irish singer-songwriter and pianist
1945
Bette Midler, American singer-songwriter, actress and producer
1944
Eric Bloom, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1944
John Densmore, American drummer and songwriter
1944
Michael Hagee, American general
1944
Tahar Ben Jelloun, Moroccan author and poet
1943
Kenny Moore, American runner and journalist
1942
Mohamed Kamel Amr, Egyptian politician, Egyptian Minister of Foreign Affairs
1942
John Crowley, American author and academic
1942
Ross Edwards, Australian cricketer
1940
Mike Denness, Scottish-English cricketer and referee (d. 2013)
1940
Richard Pryor, American comedian, actor, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2005)
1940
Tasso Wild, German footballer
1940
Jerry Lawson, American electronic engineer and inventor (d. 2011)
1939
Lee Trevino, American golfer and sportscaster
1938
Sandy Nelson, American rock and roll drummer
1937
Muriel Costa-Greenspon, American soprano and actress (d. 2005)
1937
Gordon Crosse, English composer and academic
1937
Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga, Latvian psychologist and politician, 6th President of Latvia
1936
Igor Rodionov, Russian general and politician, 3rd Russian Minister of Defence (d. 2014)
1935
Woody Allen, American actor, director, and screenwriter
1934
Billy Paul, American soul singer (d. 2016)
1933
Lou Rawls, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor (d. 2006)
1933
Violette Verdy, French ballerina (d. 2016)
1931
Jimmy Lyons, American saxophonist (d. 1986)
1931
Jim Nesbitt, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2007)
1931
George Maxwell Richards, Trinidadian politician, 4th President of Trinidad and Tobago (d. 2018)
1930
Marie Bashir, Australian psychiatrist, academic, and politician, 37th Governor of New South Wales
1930
Joachim Hoffmann, German historian and author (d. 2002)
1929
David Doyle, American actor (d. 1997)
1928
Emily McLaughlin, American actress (d. 1991)
1928
Malachi Throne, American actor (d. 2013)
1927
Micheline Bernardini, French dancer and model
1926
Mother Antonia, American-Mexican nun and activist (d. 2013)
1926
Allyn Ann McLerie, Canadian-American actress, singer, and dancer (d. 2018)
1926
Keith Michell, Australian actor (d. 2015)
1926
Robert Symonds, American actor (d. 2007)
1926
Colin Tennant, 3rd Baron Glenconner, Scottish businessman (d. 2010)
1925
Martin Rodbell, American biochemist and endocrinologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1998)
1924
Masao Horiba, Japanese businessman, founded Horiba (d. 2015)
1923
Dick Shawn, American actor (d. 1987)
1923
Stansfield Turner, American admiral and academic, 12th Director of Central Intelligence (d. 2018)
1922
Vsevolod Bobrov, Russian ice hockey player, footballer, and manager (d. 1979)
1921
Vernon McGarity, American sergeant, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 2013)
1920
Peter Baptist Tadamaro Ishigami, Japanese priest, 1st Bishop of Naha (d. 2014)
1917
Thomas Hayward, American tenor and actor (d. 1995)
1917
Marty Marion, American baseball player and manager (d. 2011)
1916
Wan Li, Chinese educator and politician, 4th Vice Premier of the People's Republic of China (d. 2015)
1913
Mary Martin, American actress and singer (d. 1990)
1912
Minoru Yamasaki, American architect, designed the World Trade Center (d. 1986)
1911
Walter Alston, American baseball player and manager (d. 1984)
1911
Calvin Griffith, Canadian-American businessman (d. 1999)
1910
Alicia Markova, English ballerina and choreographer (d. 2004)
1905
Alex Wilson, Canadian sprinter and coach (d. 1994)
1903
Nikolai Voznesensky, Soviet economic planner, member of the Politburo of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (d. 1950)
1901
Ilona Fehér, Hungarian-Israeli violinist and educator (d. 1988)
1900
Karna Maria Birmingham, Australian artist, illustrator and print maker (d. 1987)
1898
Stuart Garson, Canadian lawyer and politician, 12th Premier of Manitoba (d. 1977)
1898
Cyril Ritchard, Australian-American actor and singer (d. 1977)
1896
Georgy Zhukov, Russian general and politician, 2nd Minister of Defence for the Soviet Union (d. 1974)
1895
Henry Williamson, English farmer, soldier, and author (d. 1977)
1894
Afrânio Pompílio Gastos do Amaral, Brazilian herpetologist (d. 1982)
1886
Rex Stout, American detective novelist (d. 1975)
1886
Zhu De, Chinese general and politician, 1st Vice Chairman of the People's Republic of China (d. 1976)
1884
Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, German painter and etcher (d. 1976)
1883
Henry Cadbury, American historian, scholar, and academic (d. 1974)
1871
Archie MacLaren, English cricketer (d. 1944)
1869
Eligiusz Niewiadomski, Polish painter and critic (d. 1923)
1855
John Evans, English-Australian politician, 21st Premier of Tasmania (d. 1943)
1847
Julia A. Moore, American poet (d. 1920)
1846
Ledi Sayadaw, Burmese monk and philosopher (d. 1923)
1844
Alexandra of Denmark (d. 1925)
1805
9th Dalai Lama (d.1815)
1800
Mihály Vörösmarty, Hungarian poet (d.1855)
1792
Nikolai Lobachevsky, Russian mathematician and geometer (d. 1856)
1761
Marie Tussaud, French-English sculptor, founded Madame Tussauds Wax Museum (d. 1850)
1743
Martin Heinrich Klaproth, German chemist and academic (d. 1817)
1716
Étienne Maurice Falconet, French sculptor (d. 1791)
1709
Franz Xaver Richter, Czech composer, violinist, and conductor (d. 1789)
1690
Philip Yorke, 1st Earl of Hardwicke, English lawyer and politician, Lord Chancellor of the United Kingdom (d. 1764)
1580
Nicolas-Claude Fabri de Peiresc, French astronomer and historian (d. 1637)
1561
Sophie Hedwig of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, Duchess consort of Pomerania-Wolgast (d. 1631)
1530
Bernardino Realino, Italian Jesuit (d. 1616)
1525
Tadeáš Hájek, Czech physician and astronomer (d. 1600)
1521
Takeda Shingen, Japanese daimyō (d. 1573)
1488
Elisabeth of Nassau-Dillenburg, Countess of Wied, German noblewoman (d. 1559)
1443
Magdalena of France, French princess (d. 1495)
1438
Peter II, Duke of Bourbon, son of Charles I (d. 1503)
1415
Jan Długosz, Polish historian (d. 1480)
1083
Anna Komnene, Byzantine physician and scholar (d. 1153)
1081
Louis VI, French king (d. 1137)

Deaths On This Day

2018
Vivian Lynn, New Zealand artist (b. 1931)
2015
Rob Blokzijl, Dutch physicist and computer scientist (b. 1943)
2015
Joseph Engelberger, American physicist and engineer (b. 1925)
2015
John F. Kurtzke, American neurologist and academic (b. 1926)
2015
Jim Loscutoff, American basketball player (b. 1930)
2015
Trevor Obst, Australian footballer and coach (b. 1940)
2014
Mario Abramovich, Argentinian violinist and composer (b. 1926)
2014
Dimitrios Trichopoulos, Greek epidemiologist, oncologist, and academic (b. 1938)
2014
Rocky Wood, New Zealand-Australian author (b. 1959)
2013
Richard Coughlan, English drummer (b. 1947)
2013
Stirling Colgate, American physicist and academic (b. 1925)
2013
Edward Heffron, American soldier (b. 1923)
2013
Martin Sharp, Australian cartoonist and songwriter (b. 1942)
2012
Jovan Belcher, American football player (b. 1987)
2012
Arthur Chaskalson, South African lawyer and judge, 18th Chief Justice of South Africa (b. 1931)
2012
Mitchell Cole, English footballer (b. 1985)
2012
Rick Majerus, American basketball player and coach (b. 1948)
2012
Ed Price, American soldier, pilot, and politician (b. 1918)
2011
Christa Wolf, German author and critic (b. 1929)
2010
Adriaan Blaauw, Dutch astronomer and academic (b. 1914)
2010
Hillard Elkins, American actor and producer (b. 1929)
2008
Paul Benedict, American actor (b. 1938)
2008
Joseph B. Wirthlin, American businessman and religious leader (b. 1917)
2007
Ken McGregor, Australian tennis player and footballer (b. 1929)
2006
Claude Jade, French actress (b. 1948)
2006
Bruce Trigger, Canadian archaeologist, anthropologist, and historian (b. 1937)
2005
Gust Avrakotos, American CIA officer (b. 1938)
2005
Mary Hayley Bell, English actress and playwright (b. 1911)
2005
Freeman V. Horner, American soldier, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1922)
2004
Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld (b. 1911)
2004
Bill Brown, Scottish-Canadian footballer (b. 1931)
2003
Clark Kerr, American economist and academic (b. 1911)
2003
Eugenio Monti, Italian bobsledder (b. 1928)
2002
Edward L. Beach Jr., American captain and author (b. 1918)
2002
Dave McNally, American baseball player (b. 1942)
2001
Ellis R. Dungan, American director and producer (b. 1909)
1997
Michel Bélanger, Canadian banker and businessman (b. 1929)
1997
Stéphane Grappelli, French violinist (b. 1908)
1997
Endicott Peabody, American lieutenant, lawyer, and politician, 62nd Governor of Massachusetts (b. 1920)
1996
Peter Bronfman, Canadian businessman (b. 1928)
1995
Hopper Levett, English cricketer (b. 1908)
1995
Colin Tapley, New Zealand-English actor (b. 1907)
1995
Maxwell R. Thurman, American general (b. 1931)
1993
Ray Gillen, American singer-songwriter (b. 1959)
1991
George Stigler, American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1911)
1990
Carla Lehmann, Canadian-English actress (b. 1917)
1989
Alvin Ailey, American dancer and choreographer (b. 1931)
1988
J. Vernon McGee, American pastor and theologian (b. 1904)
1987
James Baldwin, American novelist, poet, and critic (b. 1924)
1987
Punch Imlach, Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and manager (b. 1918)
1986
Frank McCarthy, American general and film producer (b. 1912)
1984
Roelof Frankot, Dutch painter and photographer (b. 1911)
1981
Russ Manning, American author and illustrator (b. 1929)
1975
Nellie Fox, American baseball player and coach (b. 1927)
1975
Ernesto Maserati, Italian race car driver and engineer (b. 1898)
1975
Anna Roosevelt Halsted, American journalist (b. 1906)
1973
David Ben-Gurion, Israeli politician, 1st Prime Minister of Israel (b. 1886)
1968
Nicolae Bretan, Romanian opera singer, composer, and conductor (b. 1887)
1968
Darío Moreno, Turkish singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (b. 1921)
1964
J. B. S. Haldane, English-Indian geneticist and biologist (b. 1892)
1964
Charilaos Vasilakos, Greek runner (b. 1877)
1954
Fred Rose, American pianist, composer, and publisher (b. 1898)
1950
Ernest John Moeran, English pianist and composer (b. 1894)
1947
Aleister Crowley, English magician, poet, and mountaineer (b. 1875)
1947
G. H. Hardy, English mathematician and theorist (b. 1877)
1943
Damrong Rajanubhab, Thai historian and educator (b. 1862)
1935
Bernhard Schmidt, Estonian-German optician, invented the Schmidt camera (b. 1879)
1934
Sergey Kirov, Russian engineer and politician (b. 1886)
1933
Pekka Halonen, Finnish painter (b. 1865)
1928
José Eustasio Rivera, Colombian-American lawyer and poet (b. 1888)
1923
Virginie Loveling, Belgian author and poet (b. 1836)
1916
Charles de Foucauld, French priest and martyr (b. 1858)
1914
Alfred Thayer Mahan, American captain and historian (b. 1840)
1913
Juhan Liiv, Estonian poet and author (b. 1864)
1884
William Swainson, English-New Zealand lawyer and politician, Attorney-General of the Crown Colony of New Zealand (b. 1809)
1867
Charles Gray Round, English lawyer and politician (b. 1797)
1866
George Everest, Welsh geographer and surveyor (b. 1790)
1865
Abraham Emanuel Fröhlich, Swiss pastor, poet, and educator (b. 1796)
1825
Alexander I, emperor and autocrat of Russia (b. 1777)
1767
Henry Erskine, 10th Earl of Buchan, Scottish politician (b. 1710)
1755
Maurice Greene, English organist and composer (b. 1696)
1750
Johann Gabriel Doppelmayr, German mathematician, astronomer, and cartographer (b. 1671)
1729
Giacomo F. Maraldi, French-Italian astronomer and mathematician (b. 1665)
1660
Pierre d'Hozier, French genealogist and historian (b. 1592)
1640
Miguel de Vasconcelos, Portuguese politician, Prime Minister of Portugal (b. 1590)
1633
Isabella Clara Eugenia, infanta of Spain (b. 1566)
1581
Alexander Briant, English Roman Catholic priest, martyr and saint (b. 1556)
1581
Edmund Campion, English Roman Catholic priest, martyr, and saint (b. 1540)
1581
Ralph Sherwin, English Roman Catholic priest, martyr, and saint (b. 1550)
1580
Giovanni Morone, Italian cardinal (b. 1509)
1530
Margaret of Austria, duchess of Savoy (b. 1480)
1521
Leo X, pope of the Catholic Church (b. 1475)
1455
Lorenzo Ghiberti, Italian goldsmith and sculptor (b. 1378)
1433
Go-Komatsu, emperor of Japan (b. 1377)
1374
Magnus Ericson, king of Sweden (b. 1316)
1335
Abu Sa'id Bahadur Khan, Mongol ruler of the Ilkhanate (b. 1305)
1241
Isabella of England, Holy Roman Empress (b. 1214)
1135
Henry I, king of England (b. 1068)
1018
Thietmar of Merseburg, German bishop (b. 975)
969
Fujiwara no Morotada, Japanese statesman (b. 920)
948
Gao Conghui, Chinese governor and prince (b. 891)
660
Eligius, Frankish bishop and saint (b. 588)
217
Yehudah HaNasi, 'Nasi', Rabbi and editor of the Mishnah (b. 135)

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