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On This Day in History:  December 25

December 25 is the 359th day of the year (360th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 6 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2019
Merry Christmas. May the spirit of Christmas fill your heart with peace, love, and joy.
2018
Merry Christmas. May the spirit of Christmas fill your heart with peace, love, and joy.
2017
Merry Christmas. May the spirit of Christmas fill your heart with peace, love, and joy.
2016
Merry Christmas. May the spirit of Christmas fill your heart with peace, love, and joy.
2015
Merry Christmas. May the spirit of Christmas fill your heart with peace, love, and joy.
2014
Merry Christmas. May the spirit of Christmas fill your heart with peace, love, and joy.
2013
Merry Christmas. May the spirit of Christmas fill your heart with peace, love, and joy.
2012
Merry Christmas. May the spirit of Christmas fill your heart with peace, love, and joy.
2011
Ruling by Justice Dept. opens a door on online gambling. The Justice Department has reversed its long-held opposition to many forms of Internet gambling, removing a big legal obstacle for states that want to sanction online gambling to help fix their budget deficits.
2011
Merry Christmas. May the spirit of Christmas fill your heart with peace, love, and joy.
2010
Merry Christmas. May the spirit of Christmas fill your heart with peace, love, and joy.
2009
Merry Christmas. May the spirit of Christmas fill your heart with peace, love, and joy.
2008
Merry Christmas. May the spirit of Christmas fill your heart with peace, love, and joy.
2007
Merry Christmas. May the spirit of Christmas fill your heart with peace, love, and joy.
2006
Merry Christmas. May the spirit of Christmas fill your heart with peace, love, and joy.
2005
Merry Christmas. May the spirit of Christmas fill your heart with peace, love, and joy.
2004
Merry Christmas. May the spirit of Christmas fill your heart with peace, love, and joy.
2003
Merry Christmas. On this Christmas may you find peace, love, and happiness.

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8.$200 Million
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Dec 25, 2019
10.$170 Million
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11.$156 Million
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Dec 26, 2003
13.€109 Million
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Dec 25, 2018
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Dec 26, 2009
15.€85 Million
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Dec 27, 2013
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Dec 27, 2014
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21.€75 Million
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22.€67 Million
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23.$85 Million
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Dec 27, 2006
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Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1985
Wednesday, Dec 25, 1985
34 years old
1979
Tuesday, Dec 25, 1979
40 years old
1979
Tuesday, Dec 25, 1979
40 years old
1976
Saturday, Dec 25, 1976
43 years old
1973
Tuesday, Dec 25, 1973
46 years old
1971
Saturday, Dec 25, 1971
48 years old
1967
Monday, Dec 25, 1967
52 years old
1967
Monday, Dec 25, 1967
52 years old
1965
Saturday, Dec 25, 1965
54 years old
1961
Monday, Dec 25, 1961
58 years old
1960
Sunday, Dec 25, 1960
59 years old
1958
Thursday, Dec 25, 1958
61 years old
1957
Wednesday, Dec 25, 1957
62 years old
1952
Thursday, Dec 25, 1952
67 years old
1948
Saturday, Dec 25, 1948
71 years old
1944
Monday, Dec 25, 1944
75 years old
1931
Friday, Dec 25, 1931
88 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day

2016
A Russian Defence Ministry Tupolev Tu-154 carrying members of the Alexandrov Ensemblecrashes into the Black Sea shortly after takeoff, killing all 92 people on board.
2012
An Antonov An-72 plane crashes close to the city of Shymkent, killing 27 people.
2004
The Cassini orbiter releases Huygens probe which successfully landed on Saturn's moon Titan on January 14, 2005.
2003
UTAGE Flight 141, a Boeing 727-223, crashes at the Cotonou Airport in Benin, killing 151 people.
2003
The ill-fated Beagle 2 probe, released from the Mars Express spacecraft on December 19, stops transmitting shortly before its scheduled landing.
1991
Mikhail Gorbachev resigns as President of the Soviet Union (the union itself is dissolved the next day). Ukraine's referendum is finalized and Ukraine officially leaves the Soviet Union.
1989
Romanian Revolution: Deposed President of RomaniaNicolae Ceaușescu and his wife, Elena, are condemned to death and executed after a summary trial.
1977
Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin meets in Egypt with its president Anwar Sadat.
1968
Apollo program: Apollo 8 performs the very first successful Trans-Earth injection (TEI) maneuver, sending the crew and spacecraft on a trajectory back to Earth from Lunar orbit.
1968
Kilvenmani massacre: Forty-four Dalits (untouchables) are burnt to death in Kizhavenmani village, Tamil Nadu, a retaliation for a campaign for higher wages by Dalit laborers.
1963
Turkish Cypriot Bayrak Radio begins transmitting in Cyprus after Turkish Cypriots are forcibly excluded from Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation.
1962
The Soviet Union conducts its final above-ground nuclear weapon test, in anticipation of the 1963 Partial Nuclear Test Ban Treaty.
1951
A bomb explodes at the home of Harry T. Moore and Harriette V. S. Moore, early leaders of the Civil Rights Movement, killing Harry instantly and fatally wounding Harriette.
1950
The Stone of Scone, traditional coronation stone of British monarchs, is taken from Westminster Abbey by Scottish nationalist students. It later turns up in Scotland on April 11, 1951.
1946
The first European self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction is initiated within the Soviet Union's F-1 nuclear reactor.
1941
Admiral Chester W. Nimitz arrives at Pearl Harbor to assume command of the U.S. Pacific Fleet
1941
World War II: Battle of Hong Kong ends, beginning the Japanese occupation of Hong Kong.
1941
Admiral Émile Muselier seizes the archipelago of Saint Pierre and Miquelon, which become the first part of France to be liberated by the Free French Forces.
1932
A magnitude 7.6 earthquake in Gansu, China kills 275 people.
1914
A series of unofficial truces occur across the Western Front to celebrate Christmas.
1868
Pardons for ex-Confederates: United States President Andrew Johnson grants an unconditional pardon to all Confederate veterans.
1837
Second Seminole War: American general Zachary Taylor leads 1100 troops against the Seminoles at the Battle of Lake Okeechobee.
1831
The Great Jamaican Slave Revolt begins; up to 20% of the island's slaves mobilize in an ultimately unsuccessful fight for freedom.
1826
The Eggnog Riot at the United States Military Academy concludes after beginning the previous evening.
1815
The Handel and Haydn Society, oldest continually performing arts organization in the United States, gives its first performance.
1814
Rev. Samuel Marsden holds the first Christian service on land in New Zealand at Rangihoua Bay.
1809
Dr. Ephraim McDowell performs the first ovariotomy, removing a 22-pound tumor.
1776
George Washington and the Continental Armycross the Delaware River at night to attackHessian forces serving Great Britain at Trenton, New Jersey, the next day.
1758
Halley's Comet is sighted by Johann Georg Palitzsch, confirming Edmund Halley's prediction of its passage. This was the first passage of a comet predicted ahead of time.
1559
Pope Pius IV is elected.
1553
Battle of Tucapel: Mapuche rebels under Lautaro defeat the Spanish conquistadors and executes the governor of Chile, Pedro de Valdivia.
1492
The carrackSanta María, commanded by Christopher Columbus, runs onto a reef off Haiti due to an improper watch.
1261
Eleven-year-old John IV Laskaris of the restored Eastern Roman Empire is deposed and blinded by orders of his co-ruler Michael VIII Palaiologos.
1130
Count Roger II of Sicily is crowned the first king of Sicily.
1100
Baldwin of Boulogne is crowned the first King of Jerusalem in the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem.
1076
Coronation of Bolesław II the Generous as king of Poland.
1066
William the Conqueror, Duke of Normandy is crowned king of England, at Westminster Abbey, London.
1025
Coronation of Mieszko II Lambert as king of Poland.
1013
Sweyn Forkbeard takes control of the Danelaw and is proclaimed king of England.
1000
The foundation of the Kingdom of Hungary: Hungary is established as a Christian kingdom by Stephen I of Hungary.
800
The Coronation of Charlemagne as Holy Roman Emperor, in Rome.
597
Augustine of Canterbury and his fellow-labourers baptise in Kent more than 10,000 Anglo-Saxons.
508
Clovis I, king of the Franks, is baptized into the Catholic faith at Reims, by Saint Remigius.
350
Vetranio meets Constantius II at Naissus (Serbia) and is forced to abdicate his title (Caesar). Constantius allows him to live as a private citizen on a state pension.
336
First documentary sign of Christmas celebration in Rome.
333
Roman Emperor Constantine the Great elevates his youngest son Constans to the rank of Caesar.
274
A temple for Sol Invictus is dedicated in Rome by Emperor Aurelian.

Births On This Day

1992
Mitakeumi Hisashi, Japanese sumo wrestler
1988
Joãozinho, Brazilian footballer
1988
Eric Gordon, American basketball player
1988
Lukas Hinds-Johnson, German rugby player
1987
Ceyhun Gülselam, Turkish footballer
1987
Demaryius Thomas, American football player
1985
Martin Mathathi, Kenyan runner
1985
Rusev, Bulgarian professional wrestler
1984
Chris Cahill, Samoan footballer
1984
Alastair Cook, English cricketer
1984
Jessica Origliasso, Australian singer, actress, and fashion designer
1984
Lisa Origliasso, Australian singer, actress, and fashion designer
1984
Chris Richard, American basketball player
1982
Shawn Andrews, American football player
1982
Rob Edwards, Welsh footballer
1982
Ethan Kath, Canadian keyboard player, songwriter and producer
1982
Chris Rene, American singer-songwriter and producer
1981
Trenesha Biggers, American wrestler and model
1981
Christian Holst, Danish-Faroese footballer
1981
Willy Taveras, Dominican baseball player
1980
Marcus Trufant, American football player
1980
Laura Sadler, English actress (d. 2003)
1979
Ferman Akgül, Turkish singer-songwriter
1979
Laurent Bonnart, French footballer
1979
Robert Huff, English race car driver
1979
Hyun Young-min, South Korean footballer
1978
Simon Jones, Welsh cricketer
1978
Joel Porter, Australian footballer and manager
1978
Jeremy Strong, American actor
1977
Israel Vázquez, Mexican boxer
1977
Ali Tandoğan, Turkish footballer
1976
Tuomas Holopainen, Finnish keyboard player, songwriter, and producer
1976
Tim James, American basketball player and coach
1976
Atko Väikmeri, Estonian footballer
1976
Armin van Buuren, Dutch DJ and record producer
1975
Daniel Mustard, American singer-songwriter
1975
Hideki Okajima, Japanese baseball player
1975
Choi Sung-yong, South Korean footballer and manager
1975
Marcus Trescothick, English cricketer
1973
Robbie Elliott, English footballer and coach
1973
Chris Harris, American wrestler
1973
Daisuke Miura, Japanese baseball player and coach
1973
Alexandre Trudeau, Canadian journalist and director
1972
Mac Powell, American singer-songwriter and producer
1972
Qu Yunxia, Chinese runner
1971
Dido, English singer-songwriter
1971
Justin Trudeau, Canadian educator and politician, 23rd Prime Minister of Canada
1970
Emmanuel Amunike, Nigerian footballer and manager
1970
Rodney Dent, American basketball player
1969
Nicolas Godin, French musician (Air)
1969
Noel Goldthorpe, Australian rugby league player
1969
Frederick Onyancha, Kenyan runner
1968
Helena Christensen, Danish model and actress
1968
Jim Dowd, American ice hockey player
1967
Jason Thirsk, American bass player (d. 1996)
1966
Toshi Arai, Japanese race car driver
1965
Ed Davey, English politician, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change
1965
David Rath, Czech physician and politician
1964
Ian Bostridge, English tenor
1964
Gary McAllister, Scottish footballer and manager
1964
Kevin Simms, English rugby player
1964
Bob Stanley, English keyboard player, songwriter, producer, and journalist
1962
Francis Dunnery, English musician
1961
Íngrid Betancourt, Colombian political scientist and politician
1959
Michael P. Anderson, American colonel, pilot, and astronaut (d. 2003)
1959
Ramdas Athawale, Indian poet and politician
1958
Cheryl Chase, American voice actress and singer
1958
Hanford Dixon, American football player, coach, and sportscaster
1958
Rickey Henderson, American baseball player and coach
1958
Konstantin Kinchev, Russian singer-songwriter and guitarist
1958
Alannah Myles, Canadian singer-songwriter and actress
1957
Mansoor Akhtar, Pakistani cricketer
1957
Chris Kamara, English footballer and sportscaster
1957
Shane MacGowan, English-Irish singer-songwriter
1954
Annie Lennox, Scottish singer-songwriter and pianist
1953
Kaarlo Maaninka, Finnish runner
1952
Tolossa Kotu, Ethiopian runner and coach
1952
CCH Pounder, Guyanese-American actress
1950
Peter Boardman, English mountaineer and author (d. 1982)
1950
Karl Rove, American political strategist and activist
1950
Manny Trillo, Venezuelan baseball player and manager
1949
Simone Bittencourt de Oliveira, Brazilian singer
1949
Nawaz Sharif, Pakistani lawyer and politician, 12th Prime Minister of Pakistan
1949
Sissy Spacek, American actress
1948
Kay Hymowitz, American sociologist and writer
1948
Barbara Mandrell, American singer-songwriter and actress
1948
Joel Santana, Brazilian footballer and manager
1946
Jimmy Buffett, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actor
1946
Larry Csonka, American football player and sportscaster
1946
Christopher Frayling, English author and academic
1946
Gene Lamont, American baseball player and manager
1945
Rick Berman, American screenwriter and producer
1945
Eve Pollard, English journalist and author
1945
Mike Pringle, Zambian-Scottish lawyer and politician
1945
Noel Redding, English singer-songwriter and bass player (d. 2003)
1945
Ken Stabler, American football player and sportscaster (d. 2015)
1944
Jairzinho, Brazilian footballer
1944
Sam Strahan, New Zealand rugby player
1943
Wilson Fittipaldi Júnior, Brazilian race car driver and businessman
1943
Hanna Schygulla, German actress
1942
Françoise Dürr, French tennis player and coach
1942
Barbara Follett, English politician
1942
Barry Goldberg, American keyboard player, songwriter, and producer
1942
Enrique Morente, Spanish singer-songwriter (d. 2010)
1941
Kenneth Calman, Scottish physician and academic
1940
Hilary Spurling, English journalist and author
1939
Ghulam Ahmad Bilour, Pakistani businessman and politician
1939
Bob James, American keyboard player, songwriter, and producer
1939
Akong Rinpoche, Tibetan-Chinese spiritual leader (d. 2013)
1938
Duane Armstrong, American painter
1938
Noel Picard, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2017)
1937
O'Kelly Isley Jr., American R&B/soul singer-songwriter (d. 1986)
1936
Princess Alexandra, The Honourable Lady Ogilvy
1936
Ismail Merchant, Indian-English director and producer (d. 2005)
1935
Sadiq al-Mahdi, Sudanese politician, Prime Minister of Sudan
1935
Stephen Barnett, American scholar and academic (d. 2009)
1935
Jeanne Hopkins Lucas, American educator and politician (d. 2007)
1933
Basil Heatley, English runner
1932
Mabel King, American actress and singer (d. 1999)
1930
Emmanuel Agassi, Iranian-American boxer and coach
1930
Armenak Alachachian, Armenian basketball player and coach (d. 2017)
1929
Christine M. Jones, American educator and politician (d. 2013)
1929
China Machado, Chinese-born Portuguese-American fashion model, editor and television producer (d. 2016)
1928
Irish McCalla, American actress and model (d. 2002)
1928
Dick Miller, American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2019)
1927
Nellie Fox, American baseball player and coach (d. 1975)
1927
Leo Kubiak, American basketball and baseball player
1927
Ram Narayan, Indian sarangi player
1926
Enrique Jorrín, Cuban violinist and composer (d. 1987)
1925
Carlos Castaneda, Peruvian-American anthropologist and author (d. 1998)
1925
Ned Garver, American baseball player (d. 2017)
1925
Sam Pollock, Canadian businessman (d. 2007)
1924
Rod Serling, American screenwriter and producer, created The Twilight Zone (d. 1975)
1924
Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Indian poet and politician, 10th Prime Minister of India (d. 2018)
1923
René Girard, French-American historian, philosopher, and critic (d. 2015)
1923
Louis Lane, American conductor and educator (d. 2016)
1922
William Demby, American author (d. 2013)
1921
Zaib-un-Nissa Hamidullah, Indian-Pakistani journalist and author (d. 2000)
1921
Steve Otto, Polish-Canadian lawyer and politician (d. 1989)
1919
Naushad Ali, Indian composer and director (d. 2006)
1919
Paul David, Canadian cardiologist and politician, founded the Montreal Heart Institute (d. 1999)
1918
Anwar Sadat, Egyptian lieutenant and politician, 3rd President of Egypt, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1981)
1917
Arseny Mironov, Russian scientist, engineer, pilot, oldest active researcher in aircraftaerodynamics and flight testing
1917
Lincoln Verduga Loor, Ecuadorian journalist and politician (d. 2009)
1916
Ahmed Ben Bella, Algerian soldier and politician, 1st President of Algeria (d. 2012)
1915
Pete Rugolo, Italian-American composer and producer (d. 2011)
1914
James Fletcher Jnr, New Zealand businessman (d. 2007)
1914
Oscar Lewis, American anthropologist of Latin America (d. 1970)
1913
Candy Candido, American singer, bass player, and voice actor (d. 1999)
1913
Tony Martin, American singer (d. 2012)
1911
Louise Bourgeois, French-American sculptor and painter (d. 2010)
1909
Zora Arkus-Duntov, Belgian-American engineer (d. 1996)
1908
Quentin Crisp, English author and illustrator (d. 1999)
1908
Ernest L. Massad, American general (d. 1993)
1908
Jo-Jo Moore, American baseball player (d. 2001)
1907
Cab Calloway, American singer-songwriter and bandleader (d. 1994)
1907
Mike Mazurki, Ukrainian-American wrestler and actor (d. 1990)
1907
Glenn McCarthy, American businessman, founded the Shamrock Hotel (d. 1988)
1906
Lew Grade, Baron Grade, Ukrainian-English film producer (d. 1998)
1906
Ernst Ruska, German physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1988)
1904
Gerhard Herzberg, German-Canadian physicist and chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1999)
1903
Antiochos Evangelatos, Greek composer and conductor (d. 1981)
1902
Barton MacLane, American actor, playwright, and screenwriter (d. 1969)
1902
William Bell, American tuba player and educator (d. 1971)
1901
Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester (d. 2004)
1899
Humphrey Bogart, American actor (d. 1957)
1891
Kenneth Arthur Noel Anderson, Indian-English general and politician, Governor of Gibraltar (d. 1959)
1891
Clarrie Grimmett, New Zealand-Australian cricketer (d. 1980)
1890
Noel Odell, English geologist and mountaineer (d. 1987)
1890
Robert Ripley, American anthropologist and publisher (d. 1949)
1889
Lila Bell Wallace, American publisher and philanthropist, co-founded Reader's Digest (d. 1984)
1887
Conrad Hilton, American entrepreneur (d. 1979)
1886
Malak Hifni Nasif, Egyptian poet and activist (d. 1918)
1886
Kid Ory, American trombonist and bandleader (d. 1973)
1884
Samuel Berger, American boxer (d. 1925)
1884
Evelyn Nesbit, American model and actress (d. 1967)
1883
Hugo Bergmann, Czech-Israeli philosopher and academic (d. 1975)
1883
Hana Meisel, Belarusian-Israeli agronomist and politician (d. 1972)
1878
Louis Chevrolet, Swiss-American race car driver and businessman, co-founded Chevrolet (d. 1941)
1878
Noël, Countess of Rothes, philanthropist, social leader and heroine of Titanic disaster (d. 1956)
1878
Joseph M. Schenck, Russian-American film producer (d. 1961)
1876
Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Indian-Pakistani lawyer and politician, 1st Governor-General of Pakistan (d. 1948)
1876
Adolf Otto Reinhold Windaus, German chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1959)
1875
Francis Aveling, Canadian psychologist and priest (d. 1941)
1875
Theodor Innitzer, Austrian cardinal (d. 1955)
1874
Lina Cavalieri, Italian soprano and actress (d. 1944)
1873
Otto Frederick Hunziker, Swiss-American agriculturalist and educator (d. 1959)
1870
Helena Rubinstein, Polish-American businesswoman and philanthropist (d. 1965)
1869
Charles Finger, English-American journalist and author (d. 1941)
1865
Evangeline Booth, English 4th General of The Salvation Army (d. 1950)
1861
Madan Mohan Malaviya, Indian educator, lawyer, and politician, President of the Indian National Congress (d. 1946)
1856
Pud Galvin, American baseball player and manager (d. 1902)
1829
Patrick Gilmore, Irish-American composer and bandleader (d. 1892)
1825
Stephen F. Chadwick, American lawyer and politician, 5th Governor of Oregon (d. 1895)
1821
Clara Barton, American nurse and humanitarian, founder of the American Red Cross (d. 1912)
1810
L. L. Langstroth, American apiarist, clergyman and teacher (d. 1895)
1776
Sydney, Lady Morgan, Irish author and poet (d. 1859)
1771
Dorothy Wordsworth, English diarist and poet (d. 1855)
1766
Christmas Evans, Welsh Nonconformist preacher (d. 1838)
1757
Benjamin Pierce, American general and politician, 17th Governor of New Hampshire (d. 1839)
1745
Chevalier de Saint-Georges, Caribbean-French violinist, composer, and conductor (d. 1799)
1730
Philip Mazzei, Italian-American physician and philosopher (d. 1816)
1728
Johann Adam Hiller, German composer and conductor (d. 1804)
1717
Pope Pius VI (d. 1799)
1716
Johann Jakob Reiske, German physician and scholar (d. 1774)
1711
Jean-Joseph de Mondonville, French violinist and composer (d. 1772)
1700
Leopold II, Prince of Anhalt-Dessau (d. 1758)
1686
Giovanni Battista Somis, Italian violinist and composer (d. 1763)
1674
Thomas Halyburton, Scottish minister and theologian (d. 1712)
1665
Lady Grizel Baillie, Scottish-English poet and songwriter (d. 1746)
1652
Archibald Pitcairne, Scottish physician, anatomist, and scholar (d. 1713)
1642
(OS) Isaac Newton, English physicist and mathematician (d. 1726/1727)
1628
Noël Coypel, French painter and educator (d. 1707)
1601
Ernest I, Duke of Saxe-Gotha (d. 1675)
1584
Margaret of Austria, Queen of Spain (d. 1611)
1583
Orlando Gibbons, English organist and composer (d. 1625)
1564
Johannes Buxtorf, German Calvinist theologian (d. 1629)
1505
Christine of Saxony, German noblewoman (d. 1549)
1493
Antoinette de Bourbon, French noblewoman (d. 1583)
1490
Francesco Marinoni, Italian Roman Catholic priest (d. 1562)
1461
Christina of Saxony, Queen consort of Denmark (d. 1521)
1424
Margaret Stewart, Dauphine of France (d. 1445)
1400
John Sutton, 1st Baron Dudley, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (d. 1487)
1281
Alice de Lacy, 4th Countess of Lincoln (d. 1348)
1250
John IV Laskaris, Byzantine emperor (d. 1305)

Deaths On This Day

2018
Sulagitti Narasamma, Indian midwife (b. 1920)
2017
D. Herbert Lipson, American magazine publisher (Philadelphia, Boston)
2016
Valery Khalilov, Russian military musician and composer (b. 1952)
2016
George Michael, British singer and songwriter (b. 1963)
2016
Vera Rubin, American astronomer (b. 1928)
2015
George Clayton Johnson, American author and screenwriter (b. 1929)
2015
Dorothy M. Murdock, American author and historian (b. 1961)
2014
Ricardo Porro, Cuban-French architect (b. 1925)
2014
Geoff Pullar, English cricketer (b. 1935)
2014
David Ryall, English actor (b. 1935)
2013
Anthony J. Bryant, American historian and author (b. 1961)
2013
David R. Harris, English geographer, anthropologist, archaeologist and academic (b. 1930)
2013
Wayne Harrison, English footballer (b. 1967)
2013
Mike Hegan, American baseball player and sportscaster (b. 1942)
2013
Lola Lange, Canadian rural feminist and appointee to the Royal Commission on the Status of Women (b. 1922)
2013
Mel Mathay, Filipino politician, 8th Mayor of Quezon City (b. 1932)
2012
Erico Aumentado, Filipino journalist, lawyer, and politician (b. 1940)
2012
Halfdan Hegtun, Norwegian radio host and politician (b. 1918)
2012
Joe Krivak, American football player and coach (b. 1935)
2012
Turki bin Sultan, Saudi Arabian politician (b. 1959)
2012
Şerafettin Elçi, Turkish lawyer, politician, government minister (b. 1938)
2011
Giorgio Bocca, Italian journalist (b. 1920)
2011
Jim Sherwood, American saxophonist (b. 1942)
2011
Simms Taback, American author and illustrator (b. 1932)
2010
Carlos Andrés Pérez, Venezuelan politician, 66th President of Venezuela (b. 1922)
2009
Vic Chesnutt, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1964)
2008
Eartha Kitt, American singer and actress (b. 1927)
2007
Des Barrick, English cricketer (b. 1927)
2007
Jim Beauchamp, American baseball player and coach (b. 1939)
2006
James Brown, American singer-songwriter (b. 1933)
2005
Derek Bailey, English guitarist (b. 1930)
2005
Robert Barbers, Filipino police officer, lawyer, and politician, 15th Filipino Secretary of the Interior (b. 1944)
2005
Birgit Nilsson, Swedish operatic soprano (b. 1918)
2005
Joseph Pararajasingham, Sri Lankan journalist, businessman, and politician (b. 1934)
2004
Gennadi Strekalov, Russian engineer and astronaut (b. 1940)
2003
Nicholas Mavroules, American politician (b. 1929)
2001
Alfred A. Tomatis, French otolaryngologist and academic (b. 1920)
2000
Neil Hawke, Australian cricketer and footballer (b. 1939)
2000
Willard Van Orman Quine, American philosopher and academic (b. 1908)
1997
Anatoli Boukreev, Kazakh mountaineer and explorer (b. 1958)
1997
Denver Pyle, American actor (b. 1920)
1996
Bill Hewitt, Canadian sportscaster (b. 1928)
1995
Emmanuel Levinas, Lithuanian-French philosopher and academic (b. 1906)
1995
Dean Martin, American singer and actor (b. 1917)
1995
Chang Kee-ryo, Korean surgeon (b. 1914)
1994
Zail Singh, Indian politician, 7th President of India (b. 1916)
1993
Pierre Victor Auger, French physicist and academic (b. 1899)
1992
Monica Dickens, British-American nurse and author (b. 1915)
1991
Wilbur Snyder, American football player and wrestler (b. 1929)
1989
Benny Binion, American poker player and businessman (b. 1904)
1989
Elena Ceaușescu, Romanian politician, First Lady of Romania (b. 1916)
1989
Nicolae Ceaușescu, Romanian general and politician, 1st President of Romania (b. 1918)
1989
Betty Garde, American actress (b. 1905)
1989
Frederick F. Houser, American judge and politician, 34th Lieutenant Governor of California (b. 1905)
1989
Billy Martin, American baseball player and manager (b. 1928)
1989
Robert Pirosh, American director and screenwriter (b. 1910)
1988
Shōhei Ōoka, Japanese author and critic (b. 1909)
1988
Edward Pelham-Clinton, 10th Duke of Newcastle, English entomologist and lepidopterist (b. 1920)
1983
Joan Miró, Spanish painter and sculptor (b. 1893)
1980
Fred Emney, English actor and comedian (b. 1900)
1979
Joan Blondell, American actress and singer (b. 1906)
1979
Jordi Bonet, Canadian painter and sculptor (b. 1932)
1977
Charlie Chaplin, English actor and director (b. 1889)
1975
Gaston Gallimard, French publisher, founded Éditions Gallimard (b. 1881)
1975
Gunnar Kangro, Estonian mathematician and author (b. 1913)
1973
İsmet İnönü, Turkish general and politician, 2nd President of Turkey (b. 1884)
1973
Gabriel Voisin, French pilot and engineer (b. 1880)
1970
Michael Peto, Hungarian-English photographer and journalist (b. 1908)
1963
Tristan Tzara, Romanian-French poet, playwright, painter, and critic (b. 1896)
1961
Owen Brewster, American captain, lawyer, and politician, 54th Governor of Maine (b. 1888)
1961
Otto Loewi, German-American pharmacologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1873)
1957
Charles Pathé, French record producer, founded Pathé Records (b. 1863)
1956
Robert Walser, Swiss author and playwright (b. 1878)
1953
Patsy Donovan, Irish-American baseball player and manager (b. 1865)
1953
William Haselden, British cartoonist (b. 1872)
1952
Margrethe Mather, American photographer (b. 1886)
1950
Neil Francis Hawkins, English politician (b. 1903)
1949
Leon Schlesinger, American animator and producer, founded Warner Bros. Cartoons (b. 1884)
1947
Gaspar G. Bacon, American lawyer and politician, 51st Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts (b. 1886)
1946
W. C. Fields, American actor, comedian, juggler, and screenwriter (b. 1880)
1944
George Steer, South African-English journalist and author (b. 1909)
1941
Richard S. Aldrich, American lawyer and politician (b. 1884)
1940
Agnes Ayres, American actress (b. 1898)
1938
Karel Čapek, Czech author and playwright (b. 1890)
1935
Paul Bourget, French author and critic (b. 1852)
1933
Francesc Macià, Catalan colonel and politician, 122nd President of Catalonia (b. 1859)
1930
Jakob Mändmets, Estonian journalist and author (b. 1871)
1928
Miles Burke, American boxer (b. 1885)
1926
Emperor Taishō of Japan (b. 1879)
1925
Karl Abraham, German psychoanalyst and author (b. 1877)
1921
Vladimir Korolenko, Russian journalist, author, and activist (b. 1853)
1916
Albert Chmielowski, Polish saint, founded the Albertine Brothers (b. 1845)
1880
Fridolin Anderwert, Swiss lawyer and politician, President of the Swiss National Council (b. 1828)
1875
Young Tom Morris, Scottish golfer (b. 1851)
1868
Linus Yale, Jr., American engineer and businessman (b. 1821)
1824
Barbara von Krüdener, German mystic and author (b. 1764)
1824
William Lawless, Irish revolutionary, later French Army general (b. 1772)
1796
Velu Nachiyar, Queen of Sivagangai (b. 1730)
1784
Yosa Buson, Japanese poet and painter (b. 1716)
1758
James Hervey, English priest and author (b. 1714)
1730
Henry Scott, 1st Earl of Deloraine, Scottish peer and general (b. 1676)
1683
Kara Mustafa Pasha, Ottoman general and politician, 111th Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire (b. 1634)
1676
William Cavendish, 1st Duke of Newcastle, English soldier and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire (b. 1592)
1676
Matthew Hale, English lawyer and jurist, Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales (b. 1609)
1635
Samuel de Champlain, French soldier, geographer, and explorer (b. 1567)
1634
Lettice Knollys, English noblewoman (b. 1540)
1553
Pedro de Valdivia, Spanish explorer and politician, 1st Royal Governor of Chile (b. 1500)
1505
George Grey, 2nd Earl of Kent, English politician (b. 1454)
1406
Henry III of Castile (b. 1379)
1395
Elisabeth, Countess of Neuchâtel, Swiss ruler
1294
Mestwin II, Duke of Pomerania
1156
Peter the Venerable, French abbot and saint (b. 1092)
1156
Sverker the Elder, king of Sweden
1147
Guy II, Count of Ponthieu (b. c. 1120)
940
Makan ibn Kaki, Iranian general
936
Zhang Jingda, general of Later Tang
795
Pope Adrian I (b. 700)
304
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