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On This Day in History:  December 22

December 22 is the 356th day of the year (357th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 9 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2017
El Gordo holds annual Christmas drawing, awarding billions. People lucky enough to hold tickets with the number 71198 were blessed with thousands of euros in prize money in Spain's bumper Christmas lottery Friday.
2016
Accused lottery rigger Eddie Tipton facing new Wisconsin charges. A former Iowa lottery security official accused of rigging drawings to win prize money in several states is facing new felony charges in Wisconsin.
2015
Beach town hits jackpot in Spain's El Gordo lottery. With wide smiles, elated lottery winners popped corks on bottles of sparkling wine Tuesday in in the southern beach city of Roquetas de Mar, where tickets bearing the top prize number in Spain's Christmas lottery were sold.
2015
S.C. Lottery to honor two winning sets of Pick 3 numbers. The South Carolina Education Lottery says it will honor two sets of winning numbers for Friday night's Pick 3 drawing.
2014
Spaniards celebrate 'El Gordo' victories in world's biggest lottery. Thousands of Spaniards including humble restaurant workers and care home residents celebrated wins in the world's biggest lottery draw on Monday, scooping up shares in over 2.2 billion euros (US$2.7 billion) in prizes doled out across the country.
2013
Spain holds annual Christmas El Gordo lottery draw. The winners of Spain's cherished Christmas lottery -- the world's richest -- celebrated around the country Sunday, a moment of joy and relief after another year of a brutal financial crisis.
2011
Kentucky Pick 4 lottery players beat the house. Kentucky Lottery chief financial officer Howard Kline said the payoff to Pick 4 players in November turned out to be far more than was taken in on the game.
2011
$77M Powerball lottery ticket to expire Monday. A Powerball lottery ticket worth $77 million from the June 29, 2011 drawing will expire on Monday, unless the winner claims the massive jackpot before then.
2010
Mega Millions: $168M Christmas Eve lottery jackpot. Lottery players across the United States are buying their Mega Millions tickets in preparation for Friday's massive $168 million Christmas Eve drawing.
2003
Multi-state jackpots could bring holiday cheer. Just in time for the holidays, the nation's two multi-state lottery games have jackpots that have grown to thresholds that usually produce frenzied buying.
2003
Powerball Jackpot Rolls To $137 Million. No tickets correctly matched all six numbers in Saturday's Powerball drawing, pushing the jackpot to an estimated $137 million, with a cash option of $74.4 million. That's currently the largest lottery jackpot in the world.
2003
Spend a lott this Christmas. 'Tis the season to splash out and be jolly...and three lucky ladies won't be worrying about the bills when they start rolling in after Christmas.
2003
Other vendors could have saved Tenn. lottery $23M. While Tennessee's lottery won uncommonly good rates from two companies vying to sell lottery tickets here next year, those rates were not the lowest offered. Indeed, they were the highest.
2003
One ticket wins $6 million Florida Lotto jackpot. One ticket matched all six Florida Lotto numbers to win a jackpot of $6 million, lottery officials said Sunday.
2003
Orgeon lottery gears up to sell new contract. Oregon State Lottery officials will launch two weeks of public forums in March to talk to retailers about compensation rates and other issues as the agency prepares a new six-year contract.
2003
Ex-lawmaker, lottery leader dies. Tributes poured in Friday for E.D. "Debbs" Potts, a former lawmaker, president of the Oregon Senate, and until this month, the only chairman of the Oregon Lottery Commission.
2003
Santa comes early for LeBlanc family. A check for almost $65,000 is one way to guarantee a merry Christmas.
2003
Struggling family wins $77,777 jackpot. After experiencing a very harsh year in which her husband lost his job and they lost their home because they could not make the mortgage payments, Patricia Fields said she feels winning the lottery is a blessing from God.
2003
Vendor defends perks for Colorado lottery workers. The company that makes scratch-game tickets for the Colorado Lottery defended Friday its purchase of trips and entertainment for Lottery employees.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$321 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 25, 2018
2.$314.9 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 25, 2002
3.$300 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 23, 2017
4.$281 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 22, 2018
5.$253 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 22, 2017
6.$227 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 23, 2015
7.$183 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 25, 2019
8.$173 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 23, 2011
9.$168 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 24, 2010
10.$162 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 22, 2009
11.$142 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 23, 2014
12.$137 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 24, 2003
13.$128.8 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 24, 2011
14.€109 Million
US$124.31 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Dec 25, 2018
15.$106 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 23, 2009
16.$100 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 24, 2014
16.$100 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 23, 2003
18.€72 Million
US$98.46 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Dec 24, 2013
19.$94 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 22, 2015
20.€80.46 Million
US$91.57 Million
Draw Date
Dec 22, 2018
21.€76.14 Million
US$90.32 Million
Draw Date
Dec 23, 2017
22.$89.5 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 22, 1993
23.€81 Million
US$84.64 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Dec 23, 2016
24.$76 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 23, 2016
25.€64 Million
US$75.92 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Dec 23, 2005

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1991
Sunday, Dec 22, 1991
28 years old
1985
Sunday, Dec 22, 1985
34 years old
1969
Monday, Dec 22, 1969
50 years old
1967
Friday, Dec 22, 1967
52 years old
1966
Thursday, Dec 22, 1966
53 years old
1964
Tuesday, Dec 22, 1964
55 years old
1961
Friday, Dec 22, 1961
58 years old
1958
Monday, Dec 22, 1958
61 years old
1955
Thursday, Dec 22, 1955
64 years old
1949
Thursday, Dec 22, 1949
70 years old
(year not provided)
(year not provided)
(year not provided)

Worldwide Events On This Day

2018
A tsunami caused by an eruption of Anak Krakatau in Indonesia killed at least 430 people and injured almost a thousand more.
2017
The UN Security Council votes 15-0 in favor of additional sanctions on North Korea, including measures to slash the country's petroleum imports by up to 90%.
2016
A study finds the VSV-EBOV vaccine against the Ebola virus between 70-100% effective, and thus making it the first proven vaccine against the disease.
2010
The repeal of the Don't ask, don't tell policy, the 17-year-old policy banning homosexuals serving openly in the United States military, is signed into law by President Barack Obama.
2008
An ash dike ruptured at a solid waste containment area in Roane County, Tennessee, releasing 1.1 billion US gallons (4,200,000 m) of coalfly ashslurry.
2001
Burhanuddin Rabbani, political leader of the Northern Alliance, hands over power in Afghanistan to the interim government headed by President Hamid Karzai.
2001
Richard Reid attempts to destroy a passenger airliner by igniting explosives hidden in his shoes aboard American Airlines Flight 63.
1997
Acteal massacre: Attendees at a prayer meeting of Roman Catholic activists for indigenous causes in the small village of Acteal in the Mexican state of Chiapas are massacred by paramilitary forces.
1997
Hussein Farrah Aidid relinquishes the disputed title of President of Somalia by signing the Cairo Declaration, in Cairo, Egypt. It is the first major step towards reconciliation in Somalia since 1991.
1990
Lech Wałęsa is elected President of Poland.
1990
Final independence of Marshall Islands and Federated States of Micronesia after termination of trusteeship.
1989
CommunistPresident of RomaniaNicolae Ceaușescu is overthrown by Ion Iliescu after days of bloody confrontations. The deposed dictator and his wife flee Bucharest in a helicopter as protesters erupt in cheers.
1989
Berlin's Brandenburg Gate re-opens after nearly 30 years, effectively ending the division of East and West Germany.
1987
In Zimbabwe, the political parties ZANU and ZAPU reach an agreement that ends the violence in the Matabeleland region known as the Gukurahundi.
1984
Bernhard Goetz shoots four would-be muggers on an express train in Manhattan section of New York, New York.
1978
The pivotal Third Plenum of the 11th National Congress of the Communist Party of China is held in Beijing, with Deng Xiaoping reversing Mao-era policies to pursue a program for Chinese economic reform.
1974
Grande Comore, Anjouan and Mohélivote to become the independent nation of Comoros. Mayotte remains under French administration.
1974
The house of former British Prime Minister Edward Heath is attacked by members of the Provisional IRA.
1968
Cultural Revolution: People's Daily posted the instructions of Mao Zedong that "The intellectual youth must go to the country, and will be educated from living in rural poverty."
1965
In the United Kingdom, a 70 mph speed limit is applied to all rural roads including motorways for the first time.
1964
The first test flight of the SR-71 (Blackbird) took place at Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale, California.
1963
The cruise shipLakonia burns 180 miles (290 km) north of Madeira, Portugal with the loss of 128 lives.
1951
The Selangor Labour Party is founded in Selangor, Malaya.
1948
Sjafruddin Prawiranegara established the Emergency Government of the Republic of Indonesia (Pemerintah Darurat Republik Indonesia, PDRI) in West Sumatra.
1944
World War II: Battle of the Bulge: German troops demand the surrender of United States troops at Bastogne, Belgium, prompting the famous one word reply by General Anthony McAuliffe: "Nuts!"
1944
World War II: The Vietnam People's Army is formed to resist Japanese occupation of Indochina, now Vietnam.
1942
World War II: Adolf Hitler signs the order to develop the V-2 rocket as a weapon.
1940
World War II: Himara is captured by the Greek army.
1939
Indian Muslims observe a "Day of Deliverance" to celebrate the resignations of members of the Indian National Congress over their not having been consulted over the decision to enter World War II with the United Kingdom.
1937
The Lincoln Tunnel opens to traffic in New York City.
1921
Opening of Visva-Bharati College, also known as Santiniketan College, now Visva Bharati University, India.
1920
The GOELRO economic development plan is adopted by the 8th Congress of Soviets of the Russian SFSR.
1894
The Dreyfus affair begins in France, when Alfred Dreyfus is wrongly convicted of treason.
1891
Asteroid 323 Brucia becomes the first asteroid discovered using photography.
1890
Cornwallis Valley Railway begins operation between Kentville and Kingsport, Nova Scotia.
1888
The Christmas Meeting of 1888, considered to be the official start of the Faroese independence movement.
1885
Itō Hirobumi, a samurai, became the first Prime Minister of Japan.
1864
Savannah, Georgia falls to the forces of General Sherman.
1851
India's first freight train is operated in Roorkee, India.
1808
Ludwig van Beethoven conducts and performs in concert at the Theater an der Wien, Vienna, with the premiere of his Fifth Symphony, Sixth Symphony, Fourth Piano Concerto (performed by Beethoven himself) and Choral Fantasy (with Beethoven at the piano).
1807
The Embargo Act, forbidding trade with all foreign countries, is passed by the U.S. Congress, at the urging of PresidentThomas Jefferson.
1790
The Turkish fortress of Izmail is stormed and captured by Alexander Suvorov and his Russian armies.
1788
Nguyễn Huệ proclaims himself Emperor Quang Trung, in effect abolishing on his own the Lê dynasty.
1769
Sino-Burmese War: The war ends with an uneasy truce.
1622
Bucaramanga, Colombia is founded.
1216
Pope Honorius III approves the Dominican Order through the papal bull of confirmation Religiosam vitam.
1135
Stephen of Blois becomes King of England
880
Luoyang, eastern capital of the Tang dynasty, is captured by rebel leader Huang Chao during the reign of Emperor Xizong.
856
Damghan earthquake: An earthquake near the Persian city of Damghan kills an estimated 200,000 people, the sixth deadliest earthquake in recorded history.
401
Pope Innocent I is elected.
AD 69
Emperor Vitellius is captured and murdered at the Gemonian stairs in Rome.

Births On This Day

1998
G Hannelius, American actress and singer
1996
Mustafizur Rahman, Bangladeshi cricketer
1994
Rúben Lameiras, Portuguese footballer
1993
David Klemmer, Australian rugby league player
1993
Meghan Trainor, American singer-songwriter and producer
1993
Raphaël Guerreiro, Portuguese footballer
1992
Michaela Hončová, Slovak tennis player
1992
Moonbyul from Mamamoo, K-Pop star
1991
Paul Alo-Emile, New Zealand-Australian rugby league player
1990
Jean-Baptiste Maunier, French actor and singer
1990
Josef Newgarden, American race car driver
1989
Jordin Sparks, American singer-songwriter and actress
1989
Jharal Yow Yeh, Australian rugby league player
1988
Leigh Halfpenny, Welsh rugby player
1987
Éder, Bissau-Portuguese footballer
1987
Johannes Ahun, Estonian windsurfer
1987
Garfield Darien, French hurdler
1986
Dennis Armfield, Australian footballer
1986
Fatih Öztürk, Turkish footballer
1984
Basshunter, Swedish singer, record producer and DJ
1983
Ryan Eversley, American race car driver
1983
Drew Hankinson, American wrestler
1983
Viola Kibiwot, Kenyan runner
1983
José Fonte, Portuguese footballer
1982
Britta Heidemann, German fencer
1982
Rodney Martin, American sprinter
1982
Alinne Moraes. Brazilian actress and model
1981
Marina Kuptsova, Russian high jumper
1979
Jamie Langfield, Scottish footballer and coach
1978
Danny Ahn, South Korean singer
1978
Joy Ali, Fijian boxer (d. 2015)
1978
Emmanuel Olisadebe, Nigerian-Polish footballer
1977
Steve Kariya, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1976
Katleen De Caluwé, Belgian sprinter
1976
Jason Lane, American baseball player and coach
1976
Aya Takano, Japanese author and illustrator
1975
Sergei Aschwanden, Swiss martial artist
1975
Dmitri Khokhlov, Russian footballer and manager
1975
Marcin Mięciel, Polish footballer
1975
Stanislav Neckář, Czech ice hockey player
1974
Michael Barron, English footballer, coach, and manager
1974
Dani García, Spanish footballer
1972
Kirk Maltby, Canadian ice hockey player and scout
1972
Vanessa Paradis, French singer-songwriter and actress
1972
Mark Hill, English musician, producer and songwriter
1971
Ajeenkya Patil, Indian economist and academic
1970
Ted Cruz, American lawyer and politician
1970
Gary Anderson, Scottish darts player
1969
Myriam Bédard, Canadian biathlete
1969
Mark Robins, English footballer and manager
1968
Emre Aracı, Turkish composer, conductor, and historian
1968
Luis Hernández, Mexican footballer
1968
Dina Meyer, American actress
1967
Richey Edwards, Welsh singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1995)
1967
Stéphane Gendron, Canadian lawyer and politician
1967
Rebecca Harris, English businesswoman and politician
1967
Paul Morris, Australian race car driver and businessman
1967
Dan Petrescu, Romanian footballer and manager
1966
Dmitry Bilozerchev, Russian gymnast and coach
1966
Marcel Schirmer, German singer-songwriter and bass player
1966
David Wright, English lawyer and politician
1965
David S. Goyer, American screenwriter
1965
Urszula Włodarczyk, Polish heptathlete and triple jumper
1964
Simon Kirby, English businessman and politician
1964
Mike Jackson, American baseball player
1963
Giuseppe Bergomi, Italian footballer and coach
1963
Russell Lewis, British television writer and former child actor
1963
Brian McMillan, South African cricketer and educator
1963
Luna H. Mitani, Japanese-American painter and illustrator
1962
Ralph Fiennes, English actor
1961
Andrew Fastow, American businessman
1961
Yuri Malenchenko, Russian colonel, pilot, and astronaut
1960
Jean-Michel Basquiat, American painter and poet (d. 1988)
1960
Mark Brydon, English guitarist, songwriter, and producer
1960
Luther Campbell, American rapper and actor
1959
Bernd Schuster, German footballer and manager
1958
Frank Gambale, Australian guitarist, songwriter, and producer
1958
David Heavener, American singer-songwriter, producer, actor, and director
1957
Stephen Conway, English bishop
1957
Carole James, English-Canadian educator and politician
1957
Peter Mortimer, Australian rugby league player
1956
Jane Lighting, English businesswoman
1955
Galina Murašova, Lithuanian discus thrower
1955
Lonnie Smith, American baseball player
1955
Thomas C. Südhof, German-American biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
1954
Hideshi Matsuda, Japanese race car driver
1954
Derick Parry, Nevisian cricketer
1953
Ian Turnbull, Canadian ice hockey player
1953
Tom Underwood, American baseball player (d. 2010)
1952
Sandra Kalniete, Latvian politician and diplomat, Latvian Minister of Foreign Affairs
1951
Lasse Bengtsson, Swedish journalist
1951
Charles de Lint, Dutch-Canadian author and critic
1951
Gerald Grosvenor, 6th Duke of Westminster, Anglo-Irish Territorial Army general, landowner, businessman, philanthropist, and hereditary peer (d. 2016)
1951
Jan Stephenson, Australian golfer
1949
Maurice Gibb, Manx-English singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2003)
1949
Robin Gibb, Manx-English singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2012)
1949
Ray Guy, American football player
1948
Steve Garvey, American baseball player and sportscaster
1948
Don Kardong, American runner, journalist, and author
1948
Rick Nielsen, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1948
Chris Old, English cricketer and coach
1948
Lynne Thigpen, American actress and singer (d. 2003)
1947
Brian Daley, American author and screenwriter (d. 1996)
1947
Dilip Doshi, Indian cricketer
1946
Roger Carr, English businessman
1946
C. Eugene Steuerle, American economist and author
1945
Frances Lannon, English historian and academic
1945
Sam Newman, Australian footballer and sportscaster
1945
Diane Sawyer, American journalist
1944
Mary Archer, English chemist and academic
1944
Steve Carlton, American baseball player
1944
Barry Jenkins, English drummer
1943
Stefan Janos, Slovak-Swiss physicist and academic
1943
Paul Wolfowitz, American banker and politician, 25th United States Deputy Secretary of Defense
1942
Jerry Koosman, American baseball player
1942
Dick Parry, English saxophonist
1940
Luis Francisco Cuéllar, Colombian rancher and politician (d. 2009)
1940
Mike Molloy, English journalist, author, and illustrator
1938
Matty Alou, Dominican-American baseball player and scout (d. 2011)
1938
Lucien Bouchard, Canadian lawyer and politician, 27th Premier of Quebec
1938
Red Steagall, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, actor, and poet
1937
Charlotte Lamb, English author (d. 2000)
1937
Eduard Uspensky, Russian author, poet, and playwright (d. 2018)
1937
Ken Whitmore, English author and playwright
1936
James Burke, Irish historian and author
1936
Héctor Elizondo, American actor and director
1935
Paulo Rocha, Portuguese director and screenwriter (d. 2012)
1934
David Pearson, American race car driver (d. 2018)
1933
John Hartle, English motorcycle racer (d. 1968)
1932
Phil Woosnam, Welsh soccer player and manager (d. 2013)
1931
Gisela Birkemeyer, German hurdler and coach
1931
Carlos Graça, São Toméan lawyer and politician, Prime Minister of São Tomé and Príncipe (d. 2013)
1930
Ardalion Ignatyev, Russian sprinter and educator (d. 1998)
1929
Wazir Mohammad, Indian-Pakistani cricketer
1928
Fredrik Barth, German-Norwegian anthropologist and academic (d. 2016)
1926
Alcides Ghiggia, Italian-Uruguayan footballer and manager (d. 2015)
1926
Roberta Leigh (Rita Shulman Lewin), British writer, artist and TV producer (d. 2014)
1925
Lewis Glucksman, American businessman and philanthropist (d. 2006)
1925
Lefter Küçükandonyadis, Turkish footballer and manager (d. 2012)
1924
Frank Corsaro, American actor and director (d. 2017)
1923
Peregrine Worsthorne, English journalist and author
1922
Ruth Roman, American actress (d. 1999)
1922
Jim Wright, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 56th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (d. 2015)
1921
Dimitri Fampas, Greek guitarist and composer (d. 1996)
1921
Hawkshaw Hawkins, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1963)
1917
Gene Rayburn, American game show host and actor (d. 1999)
1915
Barbara Billingsley, American actress (d. 2010)
1915
Phillip Glasier, English author and academic (d. 2000)
1913
Giorgio Oberweger, Italian discus thrower and hurdler (d. 1998)
1912
Elias Degiannis, Greek commander (d. 1943)
1912
Lady Bird Johnson, American beautification activist; 38th First Lady of the United States (d. 2007)
1911
Danny O'Dea, English actor (d. 2003)
1909
Patricia Hayes, English actress (d. 1998)
1908
Giacomo Manzù, Italian sculptor and academic (d. 1991)
1907
Peggy Ashcroft, English actress (d. 1991)
1905
Pierre Brasseur, French-Italian actor and screenwriter (d. 1972)
1905
Pierre Levegh, French ice hockey player and race car driver (d. 1955)
1905
Kenneth Rexroth, American poet, translator, and academic (d. 1982)
1903
Haldan Keffer Hartline, American physiologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1983)
1901
Andre Kostelanetz, Russian-American conductor and composer (d. 1980)
1900
Marc Allégret, French director and screenwriter (d. 1973)
1899
Gustaf Gründgens, German actor and director (d. 1963)
1898
Vladimir Fock, Russian physicist and mathematician (d. 1974)
1892
Herman Potočnik, Croatian-Austrian engineer (d. 1929)
1889
George Hutson, English runner and soldier (d. 1914)
1888
J. Arthur Rank, 1st Baron Rank, English businessman, founded Rank Organisation (d. 1972)
1887
Srinivasa Ramanujan, Indian mathematician and theorist (d. 1920)
1885
Deems Taylor, American conductor and critic (d. 1966)
1884
St. Elmo Brady, African American chemist and educator (d. 1966)
1883
Marcus Hurley, American cyclist (d. 1941)
1883
Edgard Varèse, French-American composer (d. 1965)
1878
Myer Prinstein, Polish-American jumper (d. 1925)
1876
Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, Egyptian-Italian poet and composer (d. 1944)
1874
Franz Schmidt, Austrian cellist, pianist, and composer (d. 1939)
1872
Camille Guérin, French veterinarian and bacteriologist (d. 1961)
1869
Dmitri Egorov, Russian mathematician and academic (d. 1931)
1869
Edwin Arlington Robinson, American poet and playwright (d. 1935)
1868
Jaan Tõnisson, Estonian journalist, lawyer, and politician, 2nd Prime Minister of Estonia (d. 1941?)
1865
Charles Sands, American golfer and tennis player (d. 1945)
1862
Connie Mack, American baseball player and manager (d. 1956)
1858
Giacomo Puccini, Italian composer and educator (d. 1924)
1856
Frank B. Kellogg, American lawyer and politician, 45th United States Secretary of State, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1937)
1853
Teresa Carreño, Venezuelan-American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 1917)
1853
Evgraf Fedorov, Russian mathematician, crystallographer, and mineralogist (d. 1919)
1853
Sarada Devi, Indian mystic and philosopher (d. 1920)
1850
Victoriano Huerta, Mexican general and politician, 35th President of Mexico (d. 1916)
1839
John Nevil Maskelyne, English magician (d. 1917)
1819
Franz Abt, German composer and conductor (d. 1870)
1819
Pierre Ossian Bonnet, French mathematician and academic (d. 1892)
1807
Johan Sebastian Welhaven, Norwegian author, poet, and critic (d. 1873)
1805
John Obadiah Westwood, English entomologist and archaeologist (d. 1893)
1799
Nicholas Callan, Irish priest and physicist (d. 1864)
1765
Johann Friedrich Pfaff, German mathematician and academic (d. 1825)
1723
Carl Friedrich Abel, German viol player and composer (d. 1787)
1696
James Oglethorpe, English general and politician, 1st Colonial Governor of Georgia (d. 1785)
1694
Hermann Samuel Reimarus, German philosopher and academic (d. 1768)
1666
Guru Gobind Singh, Indian guru and poet (d. 1708)
1639
Jean Racine, French poet and playwright (d. 1699)
1591
Tommaso Dingli, Maltese architect and sculptor (d. 1666)
1569
Étienne Martellange, French architect (d. 1641)
1550
Cesare Cremonini, Italian philosopher and author (d. 1631)
1546
Kuroda Yoshitaka, Japanese daimyō (d. 1604)
1459
Sultan Cem, Ottoman politician (d. 1495)
1300
Khutughtu Khan Kusala, Mongolian emperor (d. 1329)
1183
Chagatai Khan, Mongol ruler (d. 1242)
1178
Emperor Antoku of Japan (d. 1185)
1095
Roger II of Sicily (d. 1154)
948
Gang Gam-chan, Korean official and general (d. 1031)
244
Diocletian, Roman emperor (d. 311)

Deaths On This Day

2018
Simcha Rotem, last survivor of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising (b. 1924)
2018
Herman Sikumbang, Indonesian guitarist (b. 1982); casualty during 2018 Sunda Strait tsunami
2017
Gonzalo Morales Sáurez, Costa Rican painter (b. 1945)
2016
Chad Robinson, Australian rugby league player (b. 1980)
2015
Peter Lundblad, Swedish singer-songwriter (b. 1950)
2015
Freda Meissner-Blau, Australian activist and politician (b. 1927)
2014
John Robert Beyster, American physicist and academic (b. 1924)
2014
Christine Cavanaugh, American actress (b. 1963)
2014
Joe Cocker, English singer-songwriter (b. 1944)
2014
Bernard Stone, American lawyer and politician (b. 1927)
2013
Diomedes Díaz, Colombian singer-songwriter (b. 1956)
2013
Hans Hækkerup, Danish lawyer and politician (b. 1945)
2013
Ed Herrmann, American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1946)
2013
Oscar Peer, Swiss author, playwright, and philologist (b. 1928)
2012
Chuck Cherundolo, American football player and coach (b. 1916)
2012
Ryan Freel, American baseball player (b. 1976)
2012
Cliff Osmond, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1937)
2012
Lim Keng Yaik, Malaysian physician and politician (b. 1939)
2010
Fred Foy, American soldier and announcer (b. 1921)
2009
Luis Francisco Cuéllar, Colombian rancher and politician (b. 1940)
2009
Albert Scanlon, English footballer (b. 1935)
2007
Charles Court, Australian politician, 21st Premier of Western Australia (b. 1911)
2007
Adrian Cristobal, Filipino journalist and playwright (b. 1932)
2006
Elena Mukhina, Russian gymnast (b. 1960)
2006
Galina Ustvolskaya, Russian composer (b. 1919)
2004
Doug Ault, American baseball player and manager (b. 1950)
2002
Desmond Hoyte, Guyanese lawyer and politician, 3rd President of Guyana (b. 1929)
2002
Joe Strummer, English singer-songwriter (b. 1952)
2001
Ovidiu Iacov, Romanian footballer (b. 1981)
2001
Walter Newton Read, American lawyer and second chairman of the New Jersey Casino Control Commission (b. 1918)
1997
Sebastian Arcos Bergnes, Cuban-American dentist and activist (b. 1931)
1996
Jack Hamm, American cartoonist and television host (b. 1916)
1995
Butterfly McQueen, American actress and dancer (b. 1911)
1995
James Meade, English economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1907)
1993
Don DeFore, American actor (b. 1913)
1992
Harry Bluestone, English violinist and composer (b. 1907)
1992
Frederick William Franz, American religious leader (b. 1893)
1989
Samuel Beckett, Irish author, poet, and playwright, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1906)
1988
Chico Mendes, Brazilian trade union leader and activist (b. 1944)
1987
Luca Prodan, Italian-Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1953)
1986
Mary Burchell, English author and activist (b. 1904)
1986
David Penhaligon, Cornish Liberal Politician (b. 1944), MP for Truro (1974-1986)
1985
D. Boon, American singer and musician (b. 1958)
1979
Darryl F. Zanuck, American director and producer (b. 1902)
1974
Sterling North, American author and critic (b. 1906)
1971
Godfried Bomans, Dutch journalist and author (b. 1913)
1969
Enrique Peñaranda, 45th President of Bolivia (b. 1892)
1968
Raymond Gram Swing, American journalist (b. 1887)
1965
Richard Dimbleby, English journalist (b. 1913)
1962
Ross McLarty, Australian politician, 17th Premier of Western Australia (b. 1891)
1960
Ninian Comper, Scottish-English architect (b. 1864)
1959
Gilda Gray, Polish-American actress and dancer (b. 1901)
1957
Frank George Woollard, English engineer (b. 1883)
1950
Frederick Freake, English polo player (b. 1876)
1944
Harry Langdon, American actor, comedian, and vaudevillian (b. 1884)
1943
Beatrix Potter, English children's book writer and illustrator (b. 1866)
1942
Franz Boas, German-American anthropologist and linguist (b. 1858)
1941
Karel Hašler, Czech actor, director, composer, and screenwriter (b. 1879)
1940
Nathanael West, American author and screenwriter (b. 1903)
1939
Ma Rainey, American singer (b. 1886)
1925
Amelie Beese, German pilot and engineer (b. 1886)
1919
Hermann Weingärtner, German gymnast (b. 1864)
1918
Aristeidis Moraitinis, Greek lieutenant and pilot (b. 1891)
1917
Frances Xavier Cabrini, Italian-American nun and saint (b. 1850)
1915
Rose Talbot Bullard, American medical doctor and professor (b. 1864)
1902
Richard von Krafft-Ebing, German-Austrian psychiatrist and author (b. 1840)
1899
Dwight L. Moody, American evangelist and publisher, founded Moody Publishers (b. 1837)
1891
Paul de Lagarde, German biblical scholar and orientalist (b. 1827)
1880
George Eliot, English novelist and poet (b. 1819)
1870
Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer, Spanish journalist, poet, and playwright (b. 1836)
1867
Jean-Victor Poncelet, French mathematician and engineer (b. 1788)
1828
William Hyde Wollaston, English chemist and physicist (b. 1766)
1806
William Vernon, English-American merchant (b. 1719)
1788
Percivall Pott, English physician and surgeon (b. 1714)
1767
John Newbery, English publisher (b. 1713)
1681
Richard Alleine, English minister and author (b. 1611)
1666
Guercino, Italian painter (b. 1591)
1660
André Tacquet, Flemish priest and mathematician (b. 1612)
1646
Peter Mogila, Moldavian metropolitan and saint (b. 1596)
1641
Maximilien de Béthune, Duke of Sully, 2nd Prime Minister of France (b. 1560)
1603
Mehmed III, Ottoman sultan (b. 1566)
1572
François Clouet, French miniaturist (b. c. 1510)
1554
Alessandro Bonvicino, Italian painter (b. 1498)
1530
Willibald Pirckheimer, German lawyer and author (b. 1470)
1419
Antipope John XXIII
1115
Olaf Magnusson, King of Norway (b. 1099)
1100
Bretislav II of Bohemia (b. 1060)
1060
Cynesige, Archbishop of York
1012
Baha' al-Dawla, Buyid amir of Iraq
731
Yuan Qianyao, official of the ChineseTang Dynasty
AD 69
Vitellius, Roman emperor (b. 15)

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