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On This Day in History:  December 10

December 10 is the 344th day of the year (345th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 21 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2018
Massachusetts treasurer continues campaign to allow online lottery sales. Massachusetts Treasurer Deb Goldberg continued her campaign to allow the state's lottery to sell tickets online.
2015
Man in Iraq wins $6.4 million Oregon Lottery jackpot. For the first known time in the Oregon Lottery's 30-year history, the ticket for a winning big jackpot has been sold through an international online lottery ticket sales site — and the $6.4 million prize goes to an Iraqi national whose ticket was bought in Bend, and whose name won't be revealed in order to protect him from danger in his homeland, officials confirmed Wednesday.
2014
Illinois Lottery cuts ties with private manager. The split between the Illinois Lottery and its private manager, Northstar Lottery Group, is now official after three years of acrimony over lower-than-expected revenues.
2014
Florida Lottery winner outed as sexual predator. ?At the Florida Lottery headquarters, Timothy Poole, 43, posed for a photo with an oversized check after claiming his $3 million Scratch-Off prize. But when the image hit the Internet, others recognized the 450-pound man as a registered sexual predator.
2013
Alabama legislator lobbies for state lottery. The Democrat leader in the Alabama House is calling for the Legislature to use its election-year session to approve a state lottery.
2013
Pennsylvania Senate may work privatization deal. There is "broad support" among Senate Republicans to give the governor authority for a private company to manage the Pennsylvania Lottery and legalize electronic games such as keno to boost state revenue, the Senate majority leader said on Monday.
2012
Father charged with helping sons steal $5 million lottery ticket. The owner of a Syracuse, New York, convenience store was arrested this week on charges of conspiring with his son to steal a $5 million lottery ticket from a man who'd bought it at the store.
2010
N.Y. Lottery winner gets $10,000 a week for life ... sort of. A New York lottery player won a jackpot prize of $10,000 a week for life, but he found out that the actual prize is not quite the same as what is advertised.
2010
Florida shopkeeper accused of taking tourist's lottery winnings. A visitor lost out on lottery winnings when a Miami Beach shop owner kept part of the profits, police said.
2009
Missouri Lottery names new director. The Missouri Lottery Commission named May Scheve Reardon of St. Louis as the executive director of the Missouri Lottery during a commission meeting held today in Jefferson City.
2008
Ex-con held onto his lotto millions and started new life. Three years after winning $3.7 million in the Mega Millions lottery, the father of two and ex-con has left his past behind.
2008
Lottery winner almost out of cash three years later. Since Keith Bryce won the Mega Millions lottery three years ago, he has clashed with family, spent close to $3 million and isn't far from the poorhouse -- a place he assumed he'd never visit again.
2008
Powerball lottery drawings will move to Florida. After 16 years in the Heartland, Powerball is moving south.
2008
Mega Millions lottery jackpot now stands at $207 million. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery game is growing even larger -- the largest jackpot in nine months -- and players nationwide are all trying to be the one that claims it all.
2004
Record Powerball Lottery Winner's Granddaughter Missing. Record Powerball lottery winner Jack Whittaker has reported his 17-year-old granddaughter missing.
2004
Penn. store that sold winning Powerball lottery ticket identified. Pennsylvania Lottery officials announced the store that sold the winning $171.4 million Powerball ticket.
2003
Mega Millions jackpot increases to $61 million. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery drawing grew to $61 million Tuesday.
2003
Woman says rude customer led to windfall. A New Milford, Connecticut supermarket cashier says a rude customer turned out to be worth $25,000 to her.
2003
AT&T fixes problem that stalled lottery. The AT&T phone problem that affected Maryland Lottery machines and some long-distance customers on Monday was resolved around 3:30 a.m. Tuesday, AT&T spokesman Dave Johnson said.
2003
Starting date for N.D. lottery is set for March 25. North Dakota will begin selling Powerball tickets March 25, the director of the new state lottery said.
2003
Confirmation of lottery board may be stymied by large payroll. Confirmation of the Tennessee's lottery board could become a divisive political issue when the legislature returns next month.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$344 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 10, 2013
2.$314 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 10, 2019
3.$245 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 11, 2018
4.$230 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 12, 2018
5.$229 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 13, 2017
6.$207 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 12, 2008
7.$191 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 12, 2017
8.$164 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 12, 2015
9.$140 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 11, 2019
10.€115 Million
US$135.16 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Dec 12, 2017
11.$122 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
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Dec 11, 2013
12.$116 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
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Dec 13, 2011
13.$115 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 11, 2007
14.$106 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 11, 2002
15.$102 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 12, 2014
16.$100 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 10, 2005
16.$100 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 11, 2009
18.$88 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 10, 2010
19.€76 Million
US$86.21 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Dec 11, 2018
20.$85 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 10, 2016
21.€74.21 Million
US$84.49 Million
Draw Date
Dec 10, 2018
22.€70.7 Million
US$83.1 Million
Draw Date
Dec 12, 2017
23.€62 Million
US$80.53 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Dec 11, 2012
24.$78 Million
Florida
Lotto
Draw Date
Dec 11, 2002
25.$76 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 10, 2003

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1979
Monday, Dec 10, 1979
40 years old
1960
Saturday, Dec 10, 1960
59 years old
1960
Saturday, Dec 10, 1960
59 years old
1954
Friday, Dec 10, 1954
65 years old
(year not provided)
(year not provided)
(year not provided)

Worldwide Events On This Day

2016
Two explosions outside a football stadium in Istanbul, Turkey, kill 38 people and injure 166 others.
2014
Palestinian minister Ziad Abu Ein was killed after the suppression of a demonstration by Israeli forces in the village (Turmus'ayya) in Ramallah.
1996
The new Constitution of South Africa is promulgated by Nelson Mandela.
1995
The Israeli army withdraws from Nablus pursuant to the terms of Oslo Accord.
1994
Rwandan genocide: Maurice Baril, military advisor to the U.N. Secretary-General and head of the Military Division of the Department of Peacekeeping Operations, recommends that UNAMIR stand down.
1993
The last shift leaves Wearmouth Colliery in Sunderland. The closure of the 156-year-old pit marks the end of the old County Durhamcoalfield, which had been in operation since the Middle Ages.
1989
Mongolian Revolution: At the country's first open pro-democracy public demonstration, Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj announces the establishment of the Mongolian Democratic Union.
1984
United Nations General Assembly recognizes the Convention against Torture.
1983
Democracy is restored in Argentina with the inauguration of President Raúl Alfonsín.
1979
Kaohsiung Incident: Taiwanese pro-democracy demonstrations are suppressed by the KMT dictatorship, and organizers are arrested.
1978
Arab-Israeli conflict: Prime Minister of IsraelMenachem Begin and President of EgyptAnwar Sadat are jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
1968
Japan's biggest heist, the still-unsolved "300 million yen robbery", is carried out in Tokyo.
1963
Zanzibar gains independence from the United Kingdom as a constitutional monarchy, under Sultan Jamshid bin Abdullah.
1963
An assassination attempt on the British High Commissioner in Aden kills two people and wounds dozens more.
1953
British Prime Minister Winston Churchill receives the Nobel Prize in literature.
1949
Chinese Civil War: The People's Liberation Army begins its siege of Chengdu, the last Kuomintang-held city in mainland China, forcing President of the Republic of ChinaChiang Kai-shek and his government to retreat to Taiwan.
1948
The Human Rights Convention is signed by the United Nations.
1942
World War II: Government of Poland in exile send Raczyński's Note (the first official report on the Holocaust) to 26 governments who signed the Declaration by United Nations.
1941
World War II: The Royal Navy capital ships HMS Prince of Wales and HMS Repulse are sunk by Imperial Japanese Navytorpedo bombers near British Malaya.
1941
World War II: Battle of the Philippines: Imperial Japanese forces under the command of General Masaharu Homma land on Luzon.
1936
Abdication Crisis: Edward VIII signs the Instrument of Abdication.
1932
Thailand becomes a constitutional monarchy.
1909
Selma Lagerlöf becomes the first female writer to win the Nobel Prize in Literature.
1907
The worst night of the Brown Dog riots in London, when 1,000 medical students clash with 400 police officers over the existence of a memorial for animals that have been vivisected.
1906
U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt wins the Nobel Peace Prize for his role in the mediation of the Russo-Japanese War, becoming the first American to win a Nobel Prize.
1902
The opening of the reservoir of the Aswan Dam in Egypt.
1901
The first Nobel Prize ceremony is held in Stockholm on the fifth anniversary of Alfred Nobel's death.
1898
Spanish-American War: The Treaty of Paris is signed, officially ending the conflict.
1896
Alfred Jarry's Ubu Roi premieres in Paris. A riot breaks out at the end of the performance.
1884
Mark Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is published.
1877
Russo-Turkish War: The Russian Army captures Plevna after a 5-month siege. The garrison of 25,000 surviving Turks surrenders. The Russian victory is decisive for the outcome of the war and the Liberation of Bulgaria.
1868
The first traffic lights are installed, outside the Palace of Westminster in London. Resembling railway signals, they use semaphore arms and are illuminated at night by red and green gas lamps.
1864
American Civil War: Sherman's March to the Sea: Major General William Tecumseh Sherman's Union Army troops reach the outer Confederate defenses of Savannah, Georgia.
1861
American Civil War: The Confederate States of America accept a rival state government's pronouncement that declares Kentucky to be the 13th state of the Confederacy.
1861
Forces led by Nguyễn Trung Trực, an anti-colonial guerrilla leader in southern Vietnam, sink the French lorchaL'Esperance.
1817
Mississippi becomes the 20th U.S. state.
1799
France adopts the metre as its official unit of length.
1768
The first edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica is published.
1684
Isaac Newton's derivation of Kepler's laws from his theory of gravity, contained in the paper De motu corporum in gyrum, is read to the Royal Society by Edmond Halley.
1665
The Royal Netherlands Marine Corps is founded by Michiel de Ruyter
1652
Defeat at the Battle of Dungeness causes the Commonwealth of England to reform its navy.
1541
Thomas Culpeper and Francis Dereham are executed for having affairs with Catherine Howard, Queen of England and wife of Henry VIII.
1520
Martin Luther burns his copy of the papal bullExsurge Domine outside Wittenberg's Elster Gate.
1508
The League of Cambrai is formed by Pope Julius II, Louis XII of France, Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor and Ferdinand II of Aragon as an alliance against Venice.
1317
The "Nyköping Banquet" - King Birger of Sweden treacherously seizes his two brothers Valdemar, Duke of Finland and Eric, Duke of Södermanland, who were subsequently starved to death in the dungeon of Nyköping Castle.
1041
The adoptive son of Empress Zoë of Byzantium succeeds to the throne of the Eastern Roman Empire as Michael V.

Births On This Day

1996
Kang Daniel, South Korean singer
1994
Richard Kennar, Samoan rugby league player
1994
Matti Klinga, Finnish footballer
1991
Eric Reid, American football player
1991
Dion Waiters, American basketball player
1990
Kazenga LuaLua, Congolese-English footballer
1990
Sakiko Matsui, Japanese singer and actress
1990
Terrell Sinkfield, American football player
1990
Shoya Tomizawa, Japanese motorcycle racer (d. 2010)
1989
Marion Maréchal-Le Pen, French politician
1989
Tom Sexton, Australian-Irish rugby player
1988
Wilfried Bony, Ivorian footballer
1988
Mitchell Donald, Dutch footballer
1988
Neven Subotić, Serbian footballer
1987
Gonzalo Higuaín, French-Argentinian footballer
1986
Matthew Bates, English footballer
1986
Kahlil Bell, American football player
1985
Charlie Adam, Scottish footballer
1985
Matt Forte, American football player
1985
T. J. Hensick, American ice hockey player
1985
Trésor Mputu, Congolese footballer
1985
Raven-Symoné, American actress, singer, and dancer
1985
Lê Công Vinh, Vietnamese footballer
1984
Mark Applegarth, English rugby player
1983
Lewis Buxton, English footballer
1983
Habib Mohamed, Ghanaian footballer
1983
Xavier Samuel, Australian actor
1982
D. S. Bradford, American singer-songwriter, performer, vocalist, guitarist, and composer
1982
Claudia Hoffmann, German sprinter
1982
Sultan Kösen, Turkish farmer, tallest living person
1981
Taufik Batisah, Singaporean singer
1981
Fábio Rochemback, Brazilian footballer
1980
Sarah Chang, American violinist
1979
Matt Bentley, American wrestler
1979
Iain Brunnschweiler, English cricketer
1978
Anna Jesień, Polish hurdler
1978
Summer Phoenix, American actress
1976
Shane Byrne, English motorcycle racer
1975
Steve Bradley, American wrestler (d. 2008)
1975
Emmanuelle Chriqui, Canadian actress
1975
Josip Skoko, Australian footballer
1974
Meg White, American drummer
1973
Gabriela Spanic, Venezuelan actress
1972
Brian Molko, British-Belgian singer-songwriter
1972
Donavon Frankenreiter, American surfer, singer-songwriter, and guitarist
1971
Daniel Betts, British actor
1970
Kevin Sharp, American singer-songwriter (d. 2014)
1970
Bryant Stith, American basketball player and coach
1969
Darren Berry, Australian cricketer and coach
1969
Rob Blake, Canadian ice hockey player and manager
1968
Yōko Oginome, Japanese singer, actress, and voice actress
1966
Rein Ahas, Estonian geographer and academic
1966
Robin Brooke, New Zealand rugby player
1966
Mel Rojas, Dominican baseball player
1966
Penelope Trunk, American writer
1965
Greg Giraldo, American lawyer, comedian, actor, and screenwriter (d. 2010)
1965
J Mascis, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1965
Stephanie Morgenstern, Swiss-Canadian actress, producer, and screenwriter
1964
Stephen Billington, English actor
1964
Stef Blok, Dutch banker and politician, Dutch Minister of the Interior
1964
Bobby Flay, American chef and author
1963
Jahangir Khan, Pakistani squash player
1963
Robin White, American tennis player
1962
Rakhat Aliyev, Kazakh politician and diplomat (d. 2015)
1962
John de Wolf, Dutch footballer and manager
1961
Mark McKoy, Canadian hurdler and sprinter
1961
Nia Peeples, American singer and actress
1960
Kenneth Branagh, Northern Ireland-born English actor director, producer, and screenwriter
1960
Kōichi Satō, Japanese actor
1959
Mark Aguirre, American basketball player and coach
1959
Kevin Ash, English journalist and author (d. 2013)
1959
Udi Aloni, American-Israeli director and author
1959
Wolf Hoffmann, German guitarist
1958
Cornelia Funke, German-American author
1958
Kathryn Stott, English pianist and academic
1957
Michael Clarke Duncan, American actor (d. 2012)
1957
Paul Hardcastle, English composer and producer
1957
Prem Rawat, Indian-American guru and educator
1956
Rod Blagojevich, American lawyer and politician, 40th Governor of Illinois
1956
Roberto Cassinelli, Italian lawyer and politician
1956
Jacquelyn Mitchard, American journalist and author
1956
Jan van Dijk, Dutch footballer and manager
1954
Eudine Barriteau, Barbadian economist and academic
1954
Price Cobb, American race car driver and manager
1954
Jack Hues, English singer-songwriter and musician (Wang Chung)
1953
Chris Bury, American journalist and academic
1952
Clive Anderson, English lawyer and television host
1952
Susan Dey, American actress
1952
Greg Mortimer, Australian geologist and mountaineer
1952
Paul Varul, Estonian lawyer and politician, 6th Estonian Minister of Justice
1951
Johnny Rodriguez, American country music singer-songwriter and guitarist
1950
John Boozman, American football player, lawyer, and politician, senior senator of Arkansas
1950
Simon Owen, New Zealand golfer
1949
Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, Ugandan-English journalist and author
1949
David Perdue, American politician
1948
Dušan Bajević, Bosnian-Greek footballer and manager
1948
Jessica Cleaves, American singer-songwriter (d. 2014)
1948
Jasuben Shilpi, Indian sculptor (d. 2013)
1947
Rasul Guliyev, Azerbaijani engineer and politician, 22nd Speaker of the National Assembly of Azerbaijan
1945
Mukhtar Altynbayev, Kazakhstani general and politician, 3rd Defence Minister of Kazakhstan
1944
Andris Bērziņš, Latvian businessman and politician, 8th President of Latvia
1944
John Birt, Baron Birt, English businessman
1944
Steve Renko, American baseball player
1942
Ann Gloag, Scottish nurse and businesswoman
1941
Ken Campbell, English actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2008)
1941
Fionnula Flanagan, Irish actress and producer
1941
Tommy Rettig, American child actor (d. 1996)
1941
Kyu Sakamoto, Japanese singer and actor (d. 1985)
1939
Dick Bavetta, American basketball player and referee
1939
Barry Cunliffe, English archaeologist and academic
1938
Bill Dunk, Australian golfer
1938
Yuri Temirkanov, Russian viola player and conductor
1936
Howard Smith, American journalist, director, and producer (d. 2014)
1935
Terry Allcock, English footballer and cricketer
1935
Jaromil Jireš, Czech director and screenwriter (d. 2001)
1934
Howard Martin Temin, American geneticist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1994)
1933
Mako Iwamatsu, Japanese actor (d. 2006)
1933
Philip R. Craig, American author (d. 2007)
1931
Peter Baker, English-South African footballer and manager (d. 2016)
1930
Wayne D. Anderson, American baseball player and coach (d. 2013)
1930
Michael Jopling, Baron Jopling, English farmer and politician, Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food
1928
Barbara Nichols, American actress (d. 1976)
1927
Bob Farrell, American businessman, founded Farrell's Ice Cream Parlour (d. 2015)
1927
Danny Matt, German-Israeli general (d. 2013)
1926
Guitar Slim, American blues singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1959)
1925
Carolyn Kizer, American poet and academic (d. 2014)
1924
Ken Albers, American singer and musician (d. 2007)
1924
Michael Manley, Jamaican pilot and politician, 4th Prime Minister of Jamaica (d. 1997)
1923
Harold Gould, American actor (d. 2010)
1923
Clorindo Testa, Italian-Argentinian architect, designed the National Library of the Argentine Republic and Marriott Plaza Hotel (d. 2013)
1922
Agnes Nixon, American television writer and director (d. 2016)
1920
Clarice Lispector, Ukrainian-Brazilian journalist and author (d. 1977)
1920
Reginald Rose, American screenwriter and producer (d. 2002)
1920
Thanassis Skordalos, Greek lyra player and composer (d. 1998)
1919
Alexander Courage, American composer and conductor (d. 2008)
1918
Anne Gwynne, American actress (d. 2003)
1918
Anatoli Tarasov, Russian ice hockey player and coach (d. 1995)
1916
Walt Arfons, American race car driver (d. 2013)
1915
Nicky Barr, Australian rugby player, soldier, and pilot (d. 2006)
1914
Dorothy Lamour, American actress and singer (d. 1996)
1913
Pannonica de Koenigswarter, English-American composer (d. 1988)
1913
Morton Gould, American pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1996)
1913
Harry Locke, English actor (d. 1987)
1913
Ray Nance, American trumpeter, violinist, and singer (d. 1976)
1912
Philip Hart, American lawyer and politician, 49th Lieutenant Governor of Michigan (d. 1976)
1912
René Toribio, Guadeloupean politician (d. 1990)
1911
Chet Huntley, American journalist (d. 1974)
1910
Ambrosio Padilla, Filipino basketball player and politician (d. 1996)
1909
Hermes Pan, American dancer and choreographer (d. 1990)
1908
Olivier Messiaen, French composer and ornithologist (d. 1992)
1907
Rumer Godden, English author and poet (d. 1998)
1907
Lucien Laurent, French footballer and coach (d. 2005)
1907
Amedeo Nazzari, Italian actor (d. 1979)
1906
Jules Ladoumègue, French runner (d. 1973)
1906
Harold Adamson, American lyricist (d. 1980)
1904
Antonín Novotný, Czechoslovak politician, President of Czechoslovak Socialist Republic, General Secretary of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia (d. 1975)
1903
Una Merkel, American actress (d. 1986)
1896
Torsten Bergström, Swedish actor and director (d. 1948)
1891
Harold Alexander, 1st Earl Alexander of Tunis, English field marshal and politician, 17th Governor General of Canada (d. 1969)
1891
Arlie Mucks, American discus thrower and shot putter (d. 1967)
1891
Nelly Sachs, German-Swedish poet and playwright, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1970)
1890
László Bárdossy, Hungarian fascist politician and diplomat, 33rd Prime Minister of Hungary (d. 1946)
1889
Ray Collins, American actor (d. 1965)
1886
Victor McLaglen, English-American actor (d. 1959)
1885
Elizabeth Baker, American economist and academic (d. 1973)
1885
Marios Varvoglis, Greek composer and conductor (d. 1967)
1883
Giovanni Messe, Italian field marshal and politician (d. 1968)
1882
Otto Neurath, Austrian sociologist and philosopher (d. 1945)
1882
Shigenori Tōgō, Japanese politician, 37th Japanese Minister for Foreign Affairs (d. 1950)
1878
C. Rajagopalachari, Indian lawyer and politician, 45th Governor-General of India (d. 1972)
1870
Jadunath Sarkar, Indian historian (d. 1958)
1870
Adolf Loos, Austrian architect and theoretician (d. 1933)
1870
Pierre Louÿs, Belgian-French author and poet (d. 1925)
1866
Louis Bolk, Dutch anatomist and biologist (d. 1930)
1851
Melvil Dewey, American librarian, created the Dewey Decimal System (d. 1931)
1830
Emily Dickinson, American poet (d. 1886)
1827
Eugene O'Keefe, Canadian businessman and philanthropist (d. 1913)
1824
George MacDonald, Scottish minister, author, and poet (d. 1905)
1822
César Franck, Belgian organist and composer (d. 1890)
1821
Nikolay Nekrasov, Russian poet and critic (d. 1877)
1815
Ada Lovelace, English mathematician and computer scientist (d. 1852)
1811
Caroline Mehitable Fisher Sawyer, American poet, biographer, and editor (d. 1894)
1805
William Lloyd Garrison, American journalist and activist, founded The Liberator (d. 1879)
1805
Joseph Škoda, Czech physician, dermatologist, and academic (d. 1881)
1804
Carl Gustav Jacob Jacobi, German mathematician and academic (d. 1851)
1787
Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet, American educator, founded the American School for the Deaf (d. 1851)
1783
María Bibiana Benítez, Puerto Rican poet and playwright (d. 1873)
1776
Archduchess Maria Leopoldine of Austria-Este (d. 1848)
1751
George Shaw, English botanist and zoologist (d. 1813)
1713
Johann Nicolaus Mempel, German cantor and organist (d. 1747)
1658
Lancelot Blackburne, Archbishop of York (d. 1743)
1654
Giovanni Gioseffo dal Sole, Italian painter (d. 1719)
1610
Adriaen van Ostade, Dutch painter (d. 1685)
1588
Isaac Beeckman, Dutch scientist and philosopher (d. 1637)
1489
Gaston of Foix, Duke of Nemours (d. 1512)
1472
Anne de Mowbray, 8th Countess of Norfolk (d. 1481)
1452
Johannes Stöffler, German mathematician and astronomer (d. 1531)
1376
Edmund Mortimer, English nobleman and rebel (d. 1409)
553
Houzhu, emperor of the Chen dynasty (d. 604)

Deaths On This Day

2017
Max Clifford, British publicist (b. 1943)
2017
Angry Grandpa, American Internet personality (b. 1950)
2015
Ron Bouchard, American race car driver and businessman (b. 1948)
2015
Denis Héroux, Canadian director and producer (b. 1940)
2015
Arnold Peralta, Honduran footballer (b. 1989)
2015
Dolph Schayes, American basketball player and coach (b. 1928)
2014
Ralph Giordano, German author and publicist (b. 1923)
2014
Robert B. Oakley, American diplomat, 19th United States Ambassador to Pakistan (b. 1931)
2014
Bob Solinger, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1925)
2014
Judy Baar Topinka, American journalist and politician (b. 1944)
2014
Gerard Vianen, Dutch cyclist (b. 1944)
2013
Alan Coleman, English-Australian director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1936)
2013
Jim Hall, American guitarist and composer (b. 1930)
2013
Don Lund, American baseball player and coach (b. 1923)
2013
Srikanta Wadiyar, Indian politician and the titular Maharaja of Mysore(b. 1946)
2012
Iajuddin Ahmed, Bangladeshi academic and politician, 13th President of Bangladesh (b. 1931)
2012
Antonio Cubillo, Spanish lawyer and politician (b. 1930)
2012
Tommy Roberts, English fashion designer (b. 1942)
2010
John Fenn, American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1917)
2010
J. Michael Hagopian, Armenian-American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1913)
2010
MacKenzie Miller, American horse trainer and breeder (b. 1921)
2009
Vladimir Teplyakov, Russian soldier and physicist (b. 1925)
2007
Vitali Hakko, Turkish businessman, founded Vakko (b. 1913)
2006
Olivia Coolidge, English-American author and educator (b. 1908)
2006
Augusto Pinochet, Chilean general and politician, 30th President of Chile (b. 1915)
2005
Mary Jackson, American actress (b. 1910)
2005
Eugene McCarthy, American poet, academic, and politician (b. 1916)
2005
Richard Pryor, American comedian, actor, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1940)
2004
Gary Webb, American journalist and author (b. 1955)
2003
Sean McClory, Irish actor and director (b. 1924)
2002
Andres Küng, Swedish journalist and politician (b. 1945)
2002
Ian MacNaughton, Scottish actor, director, and producer (b. 1925)
2001
Ashok Kumar, Indian actor, singer, and producer (b. 1911)
2000
Marie Windsor, American actress (b. 1919)
1999
Rick Danko, Canadian singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer (b. 1943)
1999
Franjo Tuđman, Croatian general and politician, 1st President of Croatia (b. 1922)
1999
Woodrow Borah, American historian of Spanish America (b. 1912)
1996
Faron Young, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (b. 1932)
1995
Darren Robinson, American rapper (b. 1967)
1994
Keith Joseph, English lawyer and politician, Secretary of State for Education (b. 1918)
1994
Alex Wilson, Canadian-American sprinter (b. 1905)
1993
Alice Tully, American soprano (b. 1902)
1992
Dan Maskell, English tennis player and sportscaster (b. 1908)
1991
Greta Kempton, Austrian-American painter and academic (b. 1901)
1990
Armand Hammer, American businessman, founded Occidental Petroleum (b. 1898)
1988
Richard S. Castellano, American actor (b. 1933)
1988
Johnny Lawrence, English cricketer and coach (b. 1911)
1988
Dorothy de Rothschild, English philanthropist and activist (b. 1895)
1987
Jascha Heifetz, Lithuanian-American violinist and educator (b. 1901)
1982
Freeman Gosden, American actor and screenwriter (b. 1899)
1979
Ann Dvorak, American actress (b. 1911)
1978
Ed Wood, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1924)
1977
Adolph Rupp, American basketball player and coach (b. 1901)
1974
Toshinari Shōji, Japanese general (b. 1890)
1973
Wolf V. Vishniac, German-American microbiologist and academic (b. 1922)
1972
Mark Van Doren, American poet, critic, and academic (b. 1894)
1968
Karl Barth, Swiss theologian and author (b. 1886)
1968
George Forrest, Northern Irish lawyer and politician (b. 1921)
1968
Thomas Merton, American monk and author (b. 1915)
1967
Otis Redding, American singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1941)
1963
K. M. Panikkar, Indian historian and diplomat (b. 1894)
1958
Adolfo Camarillo, American horse breeder, rancher, and philanthropist (b. 1864)
1957
Napoleon Zervas, Greek general (b. 1891)
1956
David Shimoni, Russian-Israeli poet and translator (b. 1891)
1953
Abdullah Yusuf Ali, Indian-English scholar and translator (b. 1872)
1951
Algernon Blackwood, English author and playwright (b. 1869)
1948
Na Hye-sok, South Korean journalist, poet, and painter (b. 1896)
1946
Walter Johnson, American baseball player, manager, and sportscaster (b. 1887)
1946
Damon Runyon, American newspaperman and short story writer (b. 1884)
1945
Theodor Dannecker, German captain (b. 1913)
1944
John Brunt, English captain, Victoria Cross recipient (b. 1922)
1941
Colin Kelly, American captain and pilot (b. 1915)
1939
John Grieb, American gymnast and triathlete (b. 1879)
1936
Bobby Abel, English cricketer (b. 1857)
1936
Luigi Pirandello, Italian dramatist, novelist, and poet Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1867)
1932
Joseph Carruthers, Australian politician, 16th Premier of New South Wales (b. 1857)
1928
Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Scottish architect and painter (b. 1868)
1926
Nikola Pašić, Serbian politician, 46th Prime Minister of Serbia (b. 1845)
1922
Clement Lindley Wragge, English meteorologist and author (b. 1852)
1920
Horace Elgin Dodge, American businessman, co-founded Dodge (b. 1868)
1917
Mackenzie Bowell, English-Canadian journalist and politician, 5th Prime Minister of Canada (b. 1823)
1911
Joseph Dalton Hooker, English botanist and explorer (b. 1817)
1909
Red Cloud, American tribal chief (b. 1822)
1896
Alfred Nobel, Swedish chemist and engineer, invented Dynamite and founded the Nobel Prize (b. 1833)
1867
Sakamoto Ryōma, Japanese samurai and politician (b. 1836)
1865
Leopold I of Belgium (b. 1790)
1850
Józef Bem, Polish general and physicist (b. 1794)
1850
François Sulpice Beudant, French mineralogist and geologist (b. 1787)
1831
Thomas Johann Seebeck, German physicist and academic (b. 1770)
1791
Jacob Frank, Polish religious leader (b. 1726)
1736
António Manoel de Vilhena, Portuguese soldier and politician (b. 1663)
1665
Tarquinio Merula, Italian organist, violinist, and composer (b. 1594)
1626
Edmund Gunter, English mathematician and academic (b. 1581)
1618
Giulio Caccini, Italian composer and educator (b. 1551)
1561
Caspar Schwenckfeld, German theologian and writer
1541
Thomas Culpeper, English courtier (b. 1514)
1541
Francis Dereham, English courtier (b. c. 1513)
1508
René II, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1451)
1475
Paolo Uccello, Italian painter (b. 1397)
1310
Stephen I, Duke of Bavaria (b. 1271)
1198
Averroes, Spanish astronomer, physicist, and philosopher (b. 1126)
1113
Radwan, ruler of Aleppo
1081
Nikephoros III Botaneiates, deposed Byzantine Emperor (b. c.1002)
1041
Michael IV the Paphlagonian, Byzantine emperor (b. 1010)
990
Folcmar, bishop of Utrecht
949
Herman I, Duke of Swabia
925
Sancho I, king of Pamplona

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