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On This Day in History:  December 29

December 29 is the 363rd day of the year (364th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 2 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2020
New York Lottery launches "Money Dots" Quick Draw feature. New York Lottery players can now try out the Lottery's newest feature to accompany their Quick Draw keno-style game, an additional drawing called "Money Dots" that takes place every four minutes, right after the drawing for Quick Draw.
2019
EuroMillions £161 million lottery jackpot winner Colin Weir dies aged 71. Colin Weir, winner of the £161 million EuroMillions jackpot in what was Europe's biggest lottery prize, has died at the age of 71 after a short illness. At the time, the jackpot was worth $260.5 million in US dollars.
2015
Tipton granted delay in next trial until July. A judge has delayed the trial for a former lottery official accused of fixing jackpots in several states.
2015
Dutch court rules woman who won lottery during divorce can keep it all. A woman who won a €2.1 million (US$2.3 million) lottery prize during a divorce has no obligation to share it with her ex-husband, according to a Dutch court decision published on Tuesday.
2015
Largest-ever UK Lotto jackpot has players... angry?. In the United States, a record jackpot is cause for celebration and waves of ticket-buying, but in the United Kingdom players are bemoaning tomorrow night's record £42.2 million (US$62.62 million) Lotto jackpot and threatening to boycott the game, according to local media reports.
2014
Elderly Detroit man who recently won lottery missing. The Detroit Police Department is asking for the public's help in finding an 86-year-old man who was last seen earlier this month.
2011
Iowa $16.5M Hot Lotto winner claims prize with two hours to spare. The winning ticket for a $16.5 million lottery jackpot was turned in Thursday less than two hours before it expired, the head of the Iowa Lottery said.
2010
$237 MILLION: Mega Millions lottery jackpot raised again. Will an incredibly lucky lottery player end 2010 with a life-changing windfall, or will the first jackpot of 2011 be more than a quarter billion dollars?
2009
Weeks from losing house, couple wins $7M lottery jackpot. A semi-retired security guard and a social worker from Desert Hot Springs claimed a $7 million lottery jackpot on Monday.
2008
Powerball lottery to have larger jackpot, but harder to win. The Powerball lottery game will be going through some changes beginning in January, including having a larger starting jackpot that is more difficult to win.
2008
CEO: Bonuses in lottery business are necessary. In a year in which the state is cutting back on spending, freezing pay and laying off staffers, Georgia Lottery CEO Margaret DeFrancisco received a $150,000 bonus, and her staff received $2.5 million in bonuses this year.
2008
National Lottery computer fiasco cost winner £800,000. A systems failure at the lottery operator Camelot caused terminals in shops to crash as they tried to issue tickets for the main Lotto draw and even halted Internet sales.
2006
Ontario Lottery delays payouts to 'insider' winners. Christmas came four days early but seven weeks late for a trio of "insider" lottery winners from a small town northeast of Peterborough, Ontario, who faced a lengthy investigation before receiving their big payout.
2006
Connecticut lottery machines offline for hours. Lottery sales were fully restored in New Haven County Friday night, hours after telephone line problems shut down more than 900 state lottery machines earlier in the day.
2005
Breakfast buddies file suit over lottery ticket. A Howland, Ohio couple who won $250,000 playing Mega Millions discovered the hard way that money can come between friends.
2005
N.D. Lottery sales remain strong after two years. It's too early to determine if lottery sales are leveling off nearly two years after the first tickets were sold, according to Chuck Keller, director of the North Dakota Lottery Division.
2005
Penn. man strikes it rich with $1M lottery ticket. Kevin Lutz's lucky number used to be "7" until Christmas Eve and a match of the number "31" made him the second resident near Sayre Borough, Pennsylvania, in two months to win $1 million on a scratch-off ticket.
2005
Lottery winner has just 4 days left to claim $16 million. A UK Lotto multi-millionaire has just four days left to claim £9.4 million (US$16 million).
2005
Horoscope predicted lottery win. Gabrielle and Darren Nash should not have been surprised when they won the £15 million (US$26 million) UK Lotto jackpot on Christmas Eve -- as it had already been predicted.
2004
Mega Millions Jackpot Leaps to $58 Million. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery has grown to $58 million dollars.
2004
Secret Lottery millionaire leaves fortune to charities. Gail German hit the jackpot when she won £1 million (US$1.92 million) playing the UK Lotto, but no one in the tiny hamlet where she lived knew about it.
2004
Oregon lottery sales averaged $249 per resident last year. Oregon Lottery spokesman Chuck Baumann said that per capita Lottery spending totaled $249 during fiscal 2004, up slightly from $239 the previous year.
2004
Kentucky Cash Ball player wins 5 jackpots totaling $1 million. In what Kentucky lottery officials described as a relatively unusual manner of play, the winner of Monday's Cash Ball game picked the same numbers on all five plays: 11, 14, 21, 24 and, for the Cash Ball, 22.
2004
Mass. lottery winner, 94, sues to get lump-sum payment. Louise Outing is 94 years old, and she knows it would be foolish to expect to live another 20. So the lottery winner wants all of her cash now, not in payments spread out over the next two decades.
2003
Tuesday's Mega Millions Jackpot Raised to $155 Million. Today, the 11-member group of Mega Millions announced Tuesday's jackpot would be worth an estimated $155 million, up $5 million from the previous estimated amount.
2003
$210 Million Powerball Jackpot up for Grabs on New Year's Eve. No one correctly matched all six numbers in Saturday's Powerball drawing, pushing the jackpot to an estimated $210 million, with a cash option of $113.9 million. That would rank as the 5th largest Powerball jackpot ever, and would rank as the 7th largest lottery jackpot all-time.
2003
$150M pot so sweet!. With the Mega Millions jackpot growing to $150 million, New Yorkers had at least one lofty New Year's resolution: Get rich - quick.
2003
State lottery kickoff nears. About six weeks from now, Tennesseans will be able to participate in their own state lottery, and through it finance higher education for 65,000 students.
2003
Millionaire antsy. He's got a million reasons to retire, but the idea of sitting back and relaxing in his plush new west-side home is driving lottery winner Donald Majore to distraction.
2003
One ticket wins $3 million Florida Lotto jackpot. One ticket matched all six Florida Lotto numbers to win a jackpot of $3 million, lottery officials said Sunday.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$425 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jan 1, 2019
2.$384 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 30, 2017
3.$376 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 29, 2020
4.$363 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 30, 2020
5.$306 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 29, 2017
6.$301.8 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 30, 2015
7.$242 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 31, 2010
8.$221 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 31, 2003
9.$220 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 1, 2020
10.$172 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 30, 2014
11.$155 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 30, 2003
12.€128 Million
US$147.05 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jan 1, 2019
13.€97 Million
US$133.52 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Dec 31, 2013
14.$120 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 31, 2014
15.$117 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 29, 2015
16.€83.79 Million
US$102.69 Million
Draw Date
Dec 29, 2020
17.$96 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 30, 2016
18.€83.71 Million
US$95.81 Million
Draw Date
Dec 29, 2018
19.€90 Million
US$94.81 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Dec 30, 2016
20.€78.69 Million
US$94.42 Million
Draw Date
Dec 30, 2017
21.€75 Million
US$89.05 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Dec 30, 2005
22.€67 Million
US$88.03 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Dec 29, 2006
23.$88 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 30, 2006
23.$88 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 30, 2005
25.$80 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 31, 2008

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1989
Friday, Dec 29, 1989
31 years old
1987
Tuesday, Dec 29, 1987
33 years old
1983
Thursday, Dec 29, 1983
37 years old
1983
Thursday, Dec 29, 1983
37 years old
1982
Wednesday, Dec 29, 1982
38 years old
1981
Tuesday, Dec 29, 1981
39 years old
1979
Saturday, Dec 29, 1979
41 years old
1979
Saturday, Dec 29, 1979
41 years old
1978
Friday, Dec 29, 1978
42 years old
1977
Thursday, Dec 29, 1977
43 years old
1977
Thursday, Dec 29, 1977
43 years old
1977
Thursday, Dec 29, 1977
43 years old
1969
Monday, Dec 29, 1969
51 years old
1961
Friday, Dec 29, 1961
59 years old
1960
Thursday, Dec 29, 1960
60 years old
(year not provided)
(year not provided)
(year not provided)
(year not provided)
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Worldwide Events On This Day

2020
A large explosion struck the airport in the southern Yemeni city of Aden killing at least 22 people and 50 wounded.
    2013
    A suicide bomb attack at the Volgograd-1 railway station in the southern Russian city of Volgograd kills at least 18 people and wounds 40 others.
    2012
    A Tupolev Tu-204 airliner crashes in a ditch between the airport fence and the M3 highway after overshooting a runway at Vnukovo International Airport in Moscow, Russia, killing five people and leaving three others critically injured.
    2006
    The UK settles its Anglo-American loan, post-WWII loan debt.
    2003
    The last known speaker of Akkala Sami dies, rendering the language extinct.
    1998
    Leaders of the Khmer Rouge apologize for the 1970s genocide in Cambodia that claimed over one million lives.
    1997
    Hong Kong begins to kill all the city's 1.25 million chickens to stop the spread of a potentially deadly influenza strain.
    1996
    Guatemala and leaders of Guatemalan National Revolutionary Unity sign a peace accord ending a 36-year civil war.
    1994
    Turkish Airlines Flight 278 (a Boeing 737-400) crashes on approach to Van Ferit Melen Airport in Van, Turkey, killing 57 of the 76 people on board.
    1992
    Fernando Collor de Mello, president of Brazil, tries to resign amidst corruption charges, but is then impeached.
    1989
    Czech writer, philosopher and dissident Václav Havel is elected the first post-communist President of Czechoslovakia.
    1989
    The Nikkei 225 for the Tokyo Stock Exchange hits its all-time intra-day high of 38,957.44 and closing high at 38,915.87, serving as the apex of the Japanese asset price bubble.
    1975
    A bomb explodes at LaGuardia Airport in New York City, killing 11 people and injuring 74.
    1972
    Eastern Air Lines Flight 401 (a Lockheed L-1011 TriStar) crashes in the Florida Everglades on approach to Miami International Airport, Florida, killing 101 of the 176 people on board.
    1949
    KC2XAK of Bridgeport, Connecticut becomes the first Ultra high frequency (UHF) television station to operate a daily schedule.
    1940
    World War II: In the Second Great Fire of London, the Luftwaffe fire-bombs London, England, killing almost 200 civilians.
    1937
    The Irish Free State is replaced by a new state called Ireland with the adoption of a new constitution.
    1934
    Japan renounces the Washington Naval Treaty of 1922 and the London Naval Treaty of 1930.
    1930
    Sir Muhammad Iqbal's presidential address in Allahabad introduces the two-nation theory and outlines a vision for the creation of Pakistan.
    1916
    A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, the first novel by James Joyce, was first published as a book by an American publishing house B. W. Huebschis after it had been serialized in The Egoist (1914-15).
    1913
    Cecil B. DeMille starts filming Hollywood's first feature film, The Squaw Man.
    1911
    Mongolia gains independence from the Qing dynasty, enthroning 8th Jebtsundamba Khutughtu as Khagan of Mongolia.
    1911
    Sun Yat-sen becomes the provisional President of the Republic of China; he formally takes office on January 1, 1912.
    1890
    Wounded Knee Massacre on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, 300 Lakota are killed by the United States 7th Cavalry Regiment.
    1876
    The Ashtabula River railroad disaster occurs, leaving 64 injured and 92 dead at Ashtabula, Ohio.
    1874
    The military coup of Gen. Martinez Campos in Sagunto ends the failed First Spanish Republic and the monarchy is restored as Prince Alfonso is proclaimed King of Spain.
    1860
    The launch of HMS Warrior, with her combination of screw propeller, iron hull and iron armour, renders all previous warships obsolete.
    1845
    The United States annexes the Republic of Texas.
    1835
    The Treaty of New Echota is signed, ceding all the lands of the Cherokee east of the Mississippi River to the United States.
    1812
    USS Constitution, under the command of CaptainWilliam Bainbridge, captures HMS Java off the coast of Brazil after a three-hour battle.
    1778
    American Revolutionary War: Three thousand British soldiers under the command of Lieutenant ColonelArchibald CampbellcaptureSavannah, Georgia.
    1508
    Portuguese forces under the command of Francisco de Almeida attack Khambhat at the Battle of Dabul.
    1503
    The Battle of Garigliano (1503) was fought between a Spanish army under Gonzalo Fernández de Córdoba and a French army commanded by Ludovico II, Marquess of Saluzzo.
    1170
    Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury, is assassinated inside Canterbury Cathedral by followers of King Henry II; he subsequently becomes a saint and martyr in the Anglican Communion and the Catholic Church.
    875
    Charles the Bald, King of the Franks, is crowned as Holy Roman Emperor Charles II.

    Births On This Day

    2000
    Eliot Vassamillet, Belgian singer
    1997
    Felix Keisinger, German skeleton racer
    1996
    Sana Minatozaki, Japanese singer, member of Twice
    1995
    Ross Lynch, American singer and actor
    1993
    Travis Head, Australian cricketer
    1993
    Gabby May, Canadian artistic gymnast
    1989
    Kei Nishikori, Japanese tennis player
    1988
    Eric Berry, American football player
    1988
    Christen Press, American footballer
    1988
    Ágnes Szávay, Hungarian tennis player
    1987
    Juliana Huxtable, American artist
    1987
    Iain De Caestecker, Scottish actor
    1987
    Yuhi Sekiguchi, Japanese race car driver
    1986
    Joe Anyon, English footballer
    1985
    Alexa Ray Joel, American singer-songwriter
    1984
    Brenton Lawrence, Australian rugby league player
    1984
    Reimo Tamm, Estonian basketball player
    1983
    Jessica Andrews, American singer-songwriter
    1983
    James Kelly, Australian footballer
    1982
    Alison Brie, American actress and singer
    1982
    Brian Hill, Canadian swimmer
    1982
    Dale Morris, Australian footballer
    1982
    Norbert Siedler, Austrian race car driver
    1981
    Shizuka Arakawa, Japanese figure skater and sportscaster
    1981
    Shaun Suisham, American football player
    1981
    Vjatšeslav Zahovaiko, Estonian footballer
    1979
    Mitsuhiro Ishida, Japanese mixed martial artist
    1979
    Diego Luna, Mexican actor, director and producer
    1979
    Moe Oshikiri, Japanese model and actress
    1979
    George Parros, American ice hockey player
    1978
    Jake Berry, English lawyer and politician
    1978
    Matthew Carr, Australian footballer
    1978
    Kieron Dyer, English footballer and coach
    1978
    Danny Higginbotham, English footballer and journalist
    1978
    Steve Kemp, English drummer
    1978
    Angelo Taylor, American athlete
    1977
    Jimmy Journell, American baseball player
    1976
    Filip Kuba, Czech ice hockey player
    1976
    Danny McBride, American actor, producer and screenwriter
    1975
    Shawn Hatosy, American actor
    1975
    Jaret Wright, American baseball player
    1974
    Twinkle Khanna, Indian actress and writer
    1974
    Mekhi Phifer, American actor and producer
    1974
    Richie Sexson, American baseball player and coach
    1974
    Ryan Shore, Canadian composer and producer
    1973
    Theo Epstein, American businessman
    1972
    Jude Law, English actor
    1971
    Besnik Hasi, Kosovo Albanian football manager and former player
    1970
    Enrico Chiesa, Italian footballer and manager
    1970
    Aled Jones, Welsh singer and television host
    1970
    Glen Phillips, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Toad the Wet Sprocket)
    1969
    Jennifer Ehle, American actress
    1969
    Allan McNish, Scottish race car driver and journalist
    1968
    Ri Pun-hui, North Korean table tennis player
    1967
    Ashleigh Banfield, Canadian-American journalist
    1967
    Evan Seinfeld, American bass player, actor, and director
    1967
    Lilly Wachowski, American director, screenwriter and producer
    1966
    Stefano Eranio, Italian footballer and coach
    1966
    Martin Offiah, English rugby league player and sportscaster
    1966
    Jeff Luhnow, American businessman
    1965
    Laurent Boudouani, French boxer
    1965
    Dexter Holland, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
    1965
    Danilo Pérez, Panamanian pianist and composer
    1964
    Michael Cudlitz, American actor
    1963
    Des Foy, English rugby player
    1963
    Dave McKean, English illustrator, photographer, director, and pianist
    1963
    Sean Payton, American football player and coach
    1963
    Liisa Savijarvi, Canadian skier
    1962
    Wynton Rufer, New Zealand footballer
    1962
    Devon White, Jamaican-American baseball player
    1962
    Carles Puigdemont, Catalan politician and former president
    1961
    Kevin Granata, American engineer and academic (d. 2007)
    1961
    Jim Reid, Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist
    1961
    Richard Horton, English physician and journalist
    1960
    David Boon, Australian cricketer
    1960
    David Gilbert, Australian cricketer
    1960
    Thomas Lubanga Dyilo, Congolese militia leader, founded the Union of Congolese Patriots
    1959
    Keith Crossan, Irish rugby player
    1959
    Patricia Clarkson, American actress
    1959
    Ann Demeulemeester, Belgian fashion designer
    1959
    Milton Ottey, Jamaican-Canadian high jumper and coach
    1959
    Paula Poundstone, American comedian and author
    1958
    Nancy J. Currie, American colonel, engineer, and astronaut
    1957
    Brad Grey, American screenwriter and producer (d. 2017)
    1957
    Oliver Hirschbiegel, German actor, director, and producer
    1957
    Iain Paxton, Scottish rugby player and coach
    1957
    Paul Rudnick, American author, playwright, and screenwriter
    1956
    Katy Munger, American writer
    1955
    Donald D. Hoffman, American quantitative psychologist and popular science writer
    1954
    Albrecht Böttcher, German mathematician and author
    1954
    Roger Voudouris, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2003)
    1953
    Thomas Bach, German fencer, lawyer and sports administrator; 9th President of the International Olympic Committee
    1953
    Alan Rusbridger, Zambia-born English journalist and academic
    1953
    Kate Schmidt, American javelin thrower and coach
    1953
    Stanley Williams, American gang leader, co-founded the Crips (d. 2005)
    1953
    Charlayne Woodard, American actress and playwright
    1952
    Gelsey Kirkland, American ballerina and choreographer
    1951
    Yvonne Elliman, American singer-songwriter and actress
    1949
    David Topliss, English rugby league player and coach (d. 2008)
    1948
    Jacky Clark Chisholm, American gospel singer
    1948
    Peter Robinson, Northern Irish politician, 3rd First Minister of Northern Ireland
    1947
    Richard Crandall, American physicist and computer scientist (d. 2012)
    1947
    Ted Danson, American actor and producer
    1947
    Leonhard Lapin, Estonian architect and poet
    1947
    Cozy Powell, English drummer, songwriter, and producer (d. 1998)
    1947
    David Tanner, English rower and coach
    1947
    Vincent Winter, Scottish actor, director, and production manager (d. 1998)
    1946
    Marianne Faithfull, English singer-songwriter and actress
    1946
    Laffit Pincay, Jr., Panamanian jockey
    1945
    Birendra of Nepal, King of Nepal from 1972 to 2001 (d. 2001)
    1944
    Rodney Redmond, New Zealand cricketer
    1943
    Bill Aucoin, American talent manager (d. 2010)
    1943
    Molly Bang, American author and illustrator
    1943
    Rick Danko, Canadian singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer (d. 1999)
    1942
    Rajesh Khanna, Indian actor (d. 2012)
    1942
    Óscar Andrés Rodríguez Maradiaga, Honduran cardinal
    1941
    Ray Thomas, English singer-songwriter and flute player (d. 2018)
    1939
    Ed Bruce, American country music singer-songwriter
    1938
    Harvey Smith, English horse rider and sportscaster
    1938
    Jon Voight, American actor and producer
    1937
    Wayne Huizenga, American businessman, founded AutoNation (d. 2018)
    1936
    Mary Tyler Moore, American actress and producer (d. 2017)
    1936
    Ray Nitschke, American football player (d. 1998)
    1934
    Ed Flanders, American actor (d. 1995)
    1934
    Forough Farrokhzad, Iranian poet and filmmaker (d. 1967)
    1933
    Samuel Brittan, English journalist and author
    1932
    Inga Swenson, American actress and singer
    1931
    Stasys Stonkus, Lithuanian basketball player and coach (d. 2012)
    1929
    Matt Murphy, American guitarist (d. 2018)
    1927
    Andy Stanfield, American sprinter (d. 1985)
    1925
    Pete Dye, American golfer and architect (d. 2020)
    1924
    Joe Allbritton, American businessman and publisher, founded the Allbritton Communications Company (d. 2012)
    1924
    Kim Song-ae, Korean politician (d. 2014)
    1923
    Cheikh Anta Diop, Senegalese historian, anthropologist, and physicist (d. 1986)
    1923
    Morton Estrin, American pianist and educator (d. 2017)
    1923
    Dina Merrill, American actress, game show panelist, socialite, heiress, and businesswoman (d. 2017)
    1923
    Shlomo Venezia, Greek-Italian author and Holocaust survivor (d. 2012)
    1923
    Yvonne Choquet-Bruhat, French mathematician and physicist
    1922
    Little Joe Cook, American singer-songwriter (d. 2014)
    1922
    William Gaddis, American author and academic (d. 1998)
    1921
    Dobrica Ćosić, Serbian politician, 1st President of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (d. 2014)
    1920
    Viveca Lindfors, Swedish-American actress, singer and poet (d. 1995)
    1919
    Alfred de Grazia, American political scientist and author (d. 2014)
    1919
    Roman Vlad, Italian pianist and composer (d. 2013)
    1917
    Tom Bradley, American lieutenant, lawyer, and politician, 38th Mayor of Los Angeles (d. 1998)
    1917
    Ramanand Sagar, Indian director and producer (d. 2005)
    1915
    Bill Osmanski, American football player and coach (d. 1996)
    1915
    Robert Ruark, American hunter and author (d. 1965)
    1915
    Jo Van Fleet, American actress (d. 1996)
    1914
    Zainul Abedin, Bangladeshi painter and academic (d. 1976)
    1914
    Billy Tipton, American pianist and saxophonist (d. 1989)
    1914
    Albert Tucker, Australian painter and illustrator (d. 1999)
    1911
    Klaus Fuchs, German physicist and spy (d. 1988)
    1910
    Ronald Coase, English-American economist, author, and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2013)
    1908
    Helmut Gollwitzer, German theologian and author (d. 1993)
    1908
    Magnus Pyke, English scientist and author (d. 1992)
    1904
    Kuvempu, Indian author and poet (d. 1994)
    1903
    Candido Portinari, Brazilian painter (d. 1962)
    1902
    Nels Stewart, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1957)
    1899
    Nie Rongzhen, Chinese general and politician, Mayor of Beijing (d. 1992)
    1896
    David Alfaro Siqueiros, Mexican painter (d. 1974)
    1895
    Oswald Freisler, German lawyer and author (d. 1939)
    1886
    Norman Hallows, English runner and captain (d. 1968)
    1885
    Roman von Ungern-Sternberg, Austrian-Russian general (d. 1921)
    1881
    Jess Willard, American boxer (d. 1968)
    1879
    Billy Mitchell, American general and pilot (d. 1936)
    1876
    Pablo Casals, Catalan cellist and conductor (d. 1973)
    1876
    Lionel Tertis, English violist (d. 1975)
    1874
    François Brandt, Dutch rower and bishop (d. 1949)
    1859
    Venustiano Carranza, Mexican soldier and politician, 37th President of Mexico (d. 1920)
    1856
    Thomas Joannes Stieltjes, Dutch-French mathematician and academic (d. 1894)
    1855
    August Kitzberg, Estonian author and poet (d. 1927)
    1844
    Womesh Chunder Bonnerjee, Indian barrister and first president of Indian National Congress (d. 1906)
    1816
    Carl Ludwig, German physician and physiologist (d. 1895)
    1809
    William Ewart Gladstone, English lawyer and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1898)
    1808
    Andrew Johnson, American general and politician, 17th President of the United States (d. 1875)
    1800
    Charles Goodyear, American chemist and engineer (d. 1860)
    1796
    Johann Christian Poggendorff, German physicist and journalist (d. 1877)
    1766
    Charles Macintosh, Scottish chemist and the inventor of waterproof fabric (d. 1843)
    1746
    Saverio Cassar, Maltese priest and rebel leader (d. 1805)
    1709
    Elizabeth Petrovna, Russian empress (d. 1762)
    1633
    Johannes Zollikofer, Swiss vicar (d. 1692)
    1550
    García de Silva Figueroa, Spanish diplomat and traveller (d. 1624)
    1536
    Henry VI, German nobleman (d. 1572)
    1019
    Munjong, Korean ruler (d. 1083)
    765
    Ali al-Ridha, Arab scholar and imam (d. 818)

    Deaths On This Day

    2020
    Pierre Cardin, Italian-French fashion designer (b. 1922)
    2016
    Keion Carpenter, American football defensive back (b. 1977)
    2016
    LaVell Edwards, American football head coach (b. 1930)
    2015
    Om Prakash Malhotra, Indian general and politician, 25th Governor of Punjab (b. 1922)
    2015
    Pavel Srníček, Czech footballer and coach (b. 1968)
    2014
    Hari Harilela, Indian-Hong Kong businessman and philanthropist (b. 1922)
    2014
    Juanito Remulla, Sr., Filipino lawyer and politician, Governor of Cavite (b. 1933)
    2013
    C. T. Hsia, Chinese-American critic and scholar (b. 1921)
    2013
    Benjamin Curtis, American guitarist, drummer, and songwriter (b. 1978)
    2013
    Connie Dierking, American basketball player (b. 1936)
    2013
    Eero Mäntyranta, Finnish skier (b. 1937)
    2013
    Jagadish Mohanty, Indian author and translator (b. 1951)
    2013
    Wojciech Kilar, Polish classical and film music composer (b. 1932)
    2012
    Tony Greig, South African-Australian cricketer and sportscaster (b. 1946)
    2012
    Roland Griffiths-Marsh, Australian soldier and author (b. 1923)
    2012
    Edward Meneeley, American painter and sculptor (b. 1927)
    2012
    Paulo Rocha, Portuguese director and screenwriter (b. 1935)
    2012
    Bruce Stark, American cartoonist (b. 1933)
    2010
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    2009
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    2008
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    2007
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    2004
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    2004
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    2003
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    2001
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    2000
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    1999
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    1998
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    1996
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    1988
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    1986
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    1986
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    1981
    Miroslav Krleža, Croatian author, poet, and playwright (b. 1893)
    1980
    Nadezhda Mandelstam, Russian author and educator (b. 1899)
    1976
    Ivo Van Damme, Belgian runner (b. 1954)
    1972
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    1972
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    1970
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    1968
    Austin Farrer, English theologian and philosopher (b. 1904)
    1967
    Paul Whiteman, American violinist, composer, and conductor (b. 1890)
    1960
    Eden Phillpotts, English author and poet (b. 1862)
    1959
    Robin Milford, English soldier and composer (b. 1903)
    1952
    Fletcher Henderson, American pianist, composer, and bandleader (b. 1897)
    1949
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    1944
    Khasan Israilov, Chechen rebel (b. 1910)
    1941
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    1937
    Don Marquis, American journalist, author, and playwright (b. 1878)
    1929
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    1926
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    1925
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    1924
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    1910
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    1900
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    1897
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    1894
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    1891
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    1890
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    1887
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    1825
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    1815
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    1807
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    1785
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    1737
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    1731
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    1720
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    1689
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    1661
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    1634
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    1606
    Stephen Bocskay, Prince of Transylvania (b. 1557)
    1565
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    1563
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    1550
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    1416
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    1380
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    1208
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    1170
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    1125
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    721
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