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On This Day in History:  December 30

December 30 is the 364th day of the year (365th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 1 day remains until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2019
Builder who won $138 million lottery jackpot promises to keep working. A UK builder named as the winner of the £105 million (US$138 million) EuroMillions jackpot has pledged not to stop working despite landing the "life-changing" fortune.
2018
Connecticut Lottery considering switch to computerized drawings. The Connecticut Lottery Corp. (CLC) is quietly examining possible changes to the drawing procedures by which it selects winning numbers in its various games — from the daily Play 3 game on up — and one option under consideration is to discontinue live TV drawings that have been broadcast on local stations since 1977.
2017
Montana Lottery draws annual Montana Millionaire raffle winning numbers. The Montana Millionaire winning numbers were drawn on Friday, and the grand-prize-winning ticket worth $1 million was sold in Butte.
2017
SC Lottery will set aside $19.6 million for potential payouts to cover glitch. The South Carolina lottery will set aside $19.6 million to cover potential claims while it continues to investigate a Christmas Day glitch that affected Holiday Cash Add-A-Play tickets.
2016
Man arrested in lottery winner kidnapping. A Peoria, Illinois, man is accused of kidnapping two men in order to extort $300,000 in lottery winnings from their family.
2014
Man finds €350,000 Irish lotto ticket in his wallet a month after the draw. In Ireland, a Wexford man is ending 2014 on a very high note after discovering he's won €350,000.
2014
Baltimore truck driver wins lottery second time. An unidentified 39-year-old truck driver won a large Maryland Lottery jackpot last week -- for the second time.
2013
Lottery winner dumps husband to date Audi dealer. When lottery winner Gillian Bayford decided to spend some of her £148 million (US$204.3 million) windfall on a fleet of luxury Audis, she wound up taking more than the high-end cars away from the dealership.
2010
Kansas Lottery raffle winner claims prize within minutes of drawing!. A woman from Topeka who works for the state of Kansas had her "holiday dream" fulfilled Thursday when she discovered she had the winning ticket in the Kansas Lottery's $1 million Holiday Millionaire Raffle.
2010
Kansas Lottery draws state's holiday raffle. The Kansas Lottery held its second holiday raffle drawing today, creating one millionaire and several more happy, lucky lottery winners.
2010
$242 MILLION: Mega Millions lottery jackpot continues to climb. Lottery officials have raised the official annuity jackpot estimate for tomorrow night's Mega Millions drawing to $242 million.
2010
Lottery winner offers advice for Mega Millions. A seven-time lottery winner offers advice for playing Friday's $237 million Mega Millions drawing.
2010
Idaho Lottery raffle made a millionaire tonight. The Idaho Lottery conducted its annual $1,000,000 Raffle drawing Wednesday evening, and created one instant millionaire.
2009
Ohio Lottery audit begins next week. State Auditor Mary Taylor officially begins her review of the Ohio Lottery Commission next week, two months after lottery officials tried to close the door on her by arguing that the attention is unwarranted.
2009
Oklahoma Lottery gets mixed financial review. Oklahoma squeezes a better return from its lottery than most states do from theirs, but it might get more if it loosened some rules, U.S. Census Bureau data suggest.
2007
Pennsylvania Lottery Millionaire Raffle results. The Pennsylvania Lottery's latest raffle-style game, Millionaire Raffle, was drawn Saturday, and made five instant millionaires.
2007
Student wins lottery, leaves school. A college student withdrew from school after winning the 5 million yuan ($683,000) jackpot in a lottery in China's eastern city of Nanjing, local media reported on Thursday.
2006
Most state lottery raffle games sold out. Around the United States, Christmastime raffle games have become the hottest ticket of the year, with most of the game tickets selling out well before the drawing date.
2005
N.C. House Speaker under investigation in lottery probe. North Carolina House Speaker Jim Black (D) and his top aide are under investigation for possible corruption in the passage of North Carolina's new lottery.
2005
Man sues S.C. Lottery, claiming the state is misleading ticket buyers. A Charleston County, South Carolina, man has sued the state lottery for fraud, claiming false advertising caused him to buy scratch-off lottery tickets for prizes already claimed.
2004
Massachusetts Judge Denies Demand for Lump-Sum Lottery Prize Payment. Superior Court Justice Barbara A. Dortch-Okara denied 94 year-old Louise Outing's demand for lump-sum payment of her Megabucks lottery prize from the Massachusetts State Lottery, citing a lack of irreparable harm.
2004
$21 Million Powerball Jackpot will Ring in the New Year. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Wednesday's Powerball drawing, the jackpot grew to an estimated $21 million for the New Year's drawing, with a cash option of $11.7 million.
2004
'4 This Way' is a Big Hit with New Mexico Lottery Players. The New Mexico Lottery Authority has announced that its newest lotto game, "4 This Way!" has averaged more than three top prize winners a week since its launch in September.
2004
Thailand gambling tycoon gets 6 years in jail for rigging the lottery. Five men including Klom Bang Kruai, a gambling tycoon from Nonthaburi, have been sentenced to six years in jail for rigging the lottery in Thailand.
2004
Lottery win latest miracle for Ohio family. Deana Stambaugh of Ironton, Ohio has two really good reasons to believe in miracles.
2004
Massachusetts woman scratches $1 million winning lottery ticket. Lorraine Vitagliano got a great Christmas present: $1 million from a $5 Lottery scratch ticket.
2004
Young Couple Wins £5 Million UK Lotto Jackpot. A young couple, who have a five-month-old baby, won an early Christmas present on the Christmas Eve UK Lotto Superdraw.
2003
Mega-visions of $ugarplums. Holding tight to hopes of whirlwind vacations and early retirement, New Yorkers waited as long as it took yesterday for Mega Millions lottery tickets.
2003
Big lottery jackpot spurs border rush. Many Tar Heels flocked across the Virginia line and plunked down cash for a chance at the $155 million jackpot in tonight's multistate Mega Millions game. The drawing will be at 11 p.m.
2003
Jobless man presents missing NIS 7 million (US$1.6M) lottery ticket. The mystery of the identity of the seventh winner in the NIS 50 million (US$11.4M) lottery held two weeks ago was solved Monday, when a man from the south came to Mifal Hapayis national lottery center in Tel Aviv and presented the winning ticket.
2003
Lottery sales spiking as Mega Millions jackpot reaches $155M. Today might not be the best day to stop at a convenience store for a quick cup of coffee.
2003
First Tennessee Games Revealed. Yesterday lottery President and Chief Executive Officer Rebecca Paul unveiled Tennessee Millionaire along with three other scratch-off ticket games that will go on sale in February, officially launching the drive for funding college scholarships through lottery sales.

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.$361 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jan 2, 2018
4.$301.8 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 30, 2015
5.$242 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 31, 2010
6.$221 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 31, 2003
7.$220 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 1, 2020
8.$172 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 30, 2014
9.$155 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 30, 2003
10.€128 Million
US$147.05 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jan 1, 2019
11.€97 Million
US$133.52 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Dec 31, 2013
12.$130 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jan 1, 2016
13.$120 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 31, 2014
14.€78 Million
US$102.47 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jan 5, 2007
15.€84.96 Million
US$96.72 Million
Draw Date
Jan 3, 2019
16.$96 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 30, 2016
17.€90 Million
US$94.81 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Dec 30, 2016
18.€78.69 Million
US$94.42 Million
Draw Date
Dec 30, 2017
19.€75 Million
US$89.05 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Dec 30, 2005
20.$88 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 30, 2006
20.$88 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 30, 2005
22.$84 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jan 2, 2007
23.$80 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 31, 2008
24.€68.62 Million
US$72.19 Million
Draw Date
Dec 31, 2016
25.$70 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 31, 2016

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1990
Sunday, Dec 30, 1990
29 years old
1983
Friday, Dec 30, 1983
36 years old
1981
Wednesday, Dec 30, 1981
38 years old
1975
Tuesday, Dec 30, 1975
44 years old
1971
Thursday, Dec 30, 1971
48 years old
1969
Tuesday, Dec 30, 1969
50 years old
1967
Saturday, Dec 30, 1967
52 years old
1964
Wednesday, Dec 30, 1964
55 years old
1963
Monday, Dec 30, 1963
56 years old
1961
Saturday, Dec 30, 1961
58 years old
1957
Monday, Dec 30, 1957
62 years old
1955
Friday, Dec 30, 1955
64 years old
1949
Friday, Dec 30, 1949
70 years old
1945
Sunday, Dec 30, 1945
74 years old
(year not provided)
(year not provided)
(year not provided)
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Worldwide Events On This Day

2013
More than 100 people are killed when anti-government forces attack key buildings in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo.
2009
A segment of the Lanzhou-Zhengzhou-Changsha pipeline ruptures in Shaanxi, China, and approximately 150,000 l (40,000 US gal) of diesel oilflows down the Wei River before finally reaching the Yellow River.
2009
A suicide bomber kills nine people at Forward Operating Base Chapman, a key facility of the Central Intelligence Agency in Afghanistan.
2006
Madrid-Barajas Airport is bombed.
2006
The Indonesian passenger ferry MV Senopati Nusantara sinks in a storm, resulting in at least 400 deaths.
2006
Former President of IraqSaddam Husseinis executed.
2005
Tropical Storm Zeta forms in the open Atlantic Ocean, tying the record for the latest tropical cyclone ever to form in the North Atlantic basin.
2004
A fire in the República Cromagnon nightclub in Buenos Aires, Argentina kills 194.
2000
Rizal Day bombings: A series of bombs explode in various places in Metro Manila, Philippines within a period of a few hours, killing 22 and injuring about a hundred.
1997
In the worst incident in Algeria's insurgency, the Wilaya of Relizane massacres, 400 people from four villages are killed.
1996
Proposed budget cuts by Benjamin Netanyahu spark protests from 250,000 workers who shut down services across Israel.
1993
Israel establishes diplomatic relations with Vatican City and also upgrades to full diplomatic relations with Ireland.
1972
Vietnam War: The United States halts heavy bombing of North Vietnam.
1965
Ferdinand Marcos becomes President of the Philippines.
1958
The Guatemalan Air Force sinks several Mexican fishing boats alleged to have breached maritime borders, killing three and sparking international tension.
1947
Cold War: King Michael I of Romania is forced to abdicate by the Soviet Union-backed Communist government of Romania.
1944
King George II of Greece declares a regency, leaving the throne vacant.
1943
Subhas Chandra Bose raises the flag of Indian independence at Port Blair.
1936
The United Auto Workersunion stages its first sitdown strike.
1935
The Italian Air Force bombs a Swedish Red Cross hospital during the Second Italo-Abyssinian War.
1927
The Ginza Line, the first subway line in Asia, opens in Tokyo, Japan.
1922
The Union of Soviet Socialist Republicsis formed.
1916
Russian mystic and advisor to the Tsar Grigori Yefimovich Rasputin was murdered by a loyalist group led by Prince Felix Yusupov. His frozen, partially-trussed body was discovered in a Moscow river three days later.
1916
The last coronation in Hungary is performed for King Charles IV and Queen Zita.
1906
The All-India Muslim League is founded in Dacca, East Bengal, British India (later Dhaka, Bangladesh).
1905
Former Idaho Governor Frank Steunenberg is assassinated at the front gate of his home in Caldwell.
1903
A fire at the Iroquois Theater in Chicago, Illinois kills at least 605.
1897
The British Colony of Natal annexes Zululand.
1896
Filipino patriot and reform advocate José Rizal is executed by a Spanish firing squad in Manila.
1896
Canadian ice hockey player Ernie McLea scores the first hat-trick in Stanley Cup play, and the Cup-winning goal as the Montreal Victorias defeat the Winnipeg Victorias 6-5.
1890
Following the Wounded Knee Massacre, the United States Army and Lakota warriors face off in the Drexel Mission Fight.
1853
Gadsden Purchase: The United States buys land from Mexico to facilitate railroad building in the Southwest.
1825
The Treaty of St. Louis between the United States and the Shawnee Nation is proclaimed.
1816
The Treaty of St. Louis between the United States and the united Ottawa, Ojibwa, and Potawatomi Indian tribes is proclaimed.
1813
War of 1812: British soldiers burn Buffalo, New York.
1702
Queen Anne's War: James Moore, Governor of the Province of Carolina, abandons the Siege of St. Augustine.
1460
Wars of the Roses: Lancastrians kill the 3rd Duke of York and win the Battle of Wakefield.
1419
Hundred Years' War: Battle of La Rochelle
1066
Granada massacre: A Muslim mob storms the royal palace in Granada, crucifies Jewishvizier Joseph ibn Naghrela and massacres most of the Jewish population of the city.
999
Battle of Glenmama: The combined forces of Munster and Meath under king Brian Boru inflict a crushing defeat on the allied armies of Leinster and Dublin near Lyons Hill in Ireland.

Births On This Day

1996
Brad Abbey, New Zealand rugby league player
1995
V, South Korean singer and actor
1992
Ryan Tunnicliffe, English footballer
1992
Carson Wentz, American football player
1991
Camila Giorgi, Italian tennis player
1990
Joe Root, English cricketer
1990
Bruno Henrique Pinto, Brazilian footballer
1989
Ryan Sheckler, American skateboarder and entrepreneur
1989
Kateřina Vaňková, Czech tennis player
1986
Domenico Criscito, Italian footballer
1986
Ellie Goulding, English singer-songwriter and producer
1986
Gianni Zuiverloon, Dutch footballer
1986
Caity Lotz, American actress
1985
Lars Boom, Dutch cyclist
1985
Bryson Goodwin, Australian rugby league player
1984
Randall Azofeifa, Costa Rican footballer
1984
LeBron James, American basketball player, producer and businessman
1983
Davide Mandorlini, Italian footballer
1983
Eddie Edwards, American professional wrestler
1983
Nick Symmonds, American runner
1983
Kevin Systrom, American computer programmer and businessman, co-founded Instagram
1982
Kristin Kreuk, Canadian actress
1982
Tobias Kurbjuweit, German footballer
1982
Dawan Landry, American football player
1982
Dathan Ritzenhein, American runner
1981
Cédric Carrasso, French footballer
1981
Ali Al-Habsi, Omani footballer
1981
Michael Rodríguez, Costa Rican footballer
1981
Matt Ulrich, American football player
1980
Eliza Dushku, American actress and producer
1980
D. J. Mbenga, Congolese-Belgian basketball player
1980
Alison McGovern, English politician
1979
Michael Grimm, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1979
Yelawolf, American rapper, singer, songwriter and producer
1978
Devin Brown, American basketball player
1978
Tyrese Gibson, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor
1978
Phillips Idowu, English triple jumper
1978
Zbigniew Robert Promiński, Polish drummer
1978
Rob Scuderi, American ice hockey player
1977
Laila Ali, American boxer and actress
1977
Glory Alozie, Nigerian-Spanish sprinter and hurdler
1977
Grant Balfour, Australian baseball player
1977
Saša Ilić, Serbian footballer
1977
Scott Lucas, Australian footballer and coach
1977
Kenyon Martin, American basketball player
1977
Lucy Punch, English actress
1977
Kazuyuki Toda, Japanese footballer
1976
Kastro, American rapper
1976
Patrick Kerney, American football player
1976
A. J. Pierzynski, American baseball player and sportscaster
1975
Scott Chipperfield, Australian footballer
1975
Tiger Woods, American golfer
1974
Alexandro Alves do Nascimento, Brazilian footballer (d. 2012)
1973
Jason Behr, American actor
1973
Ato Boldon, Trinidadian runner, sportscaster, and politician
1972
Daniel Amokachi, Nigerian footballer and manager
1972
Paul Keegan, Irish footballer
1972
Dita Indah Sari, Indonesian trade union leader and activist
1972
Steven Wiig, American actor and drummer
1971
Sister Bliss, English keyboard player, songwriter, and producer
1971
C. S. Lee, Korean-American actor
1971
Ricardo, Spanish footballer and manager
1969
Emmanuel Clérico, French race car driver
1969
Dave England, American snowboarder and stuntman
1969
Kersti Kaljulaid, President of Estonia
1969
Michelle McGann, American golfer
1969
Meredith Monroe, American actress
1968
Bryan Burk, American screenwriter and producer
1968
Adam Dale, Australian cricketer
1968
Sandra Glover, American hurdler
1968
Albano Mucci, Australian champion
1967
Carl Ouellet, Canadian wrestler and sportscaster
1966
Gary Chartier, American philosopher, scholar, and academic
1966
Bennett Miller, American director and producer
1965
Heidi Fleiss, American procurer
1964
Almir Kayumov, Russian footballer and referee (d. 2013)
1964
Sylvie Moreau, Canadian actress and screenwriter
1964
George Newbern, American actor
1963
Chandler Burr, American journalist and author
1963
Milan Šrejber, Czech tennis player
1963
Mike Pompeo, American diplomat and politician; 70th United States Secretary of State
1961
Douglas Coupland, German-Canadian author and playwright
1961
Bill English, New Zealand farmer and politician, 39th Prime Minister of New Zealand
1961
Sean Hannity, American radio and television host
1961
Ben Johnson, Jamaican-Canadian sprinter
1961
Charlie Nicholas, Scottish footballer and sportscaster
1960
Richard M. Durbin, English biologist and academic
1959
Antonio Pappano, English pianist and conductor
1959
Kåre Thomsen, Norwegian guitarist and graphic designer
1959
Tracey Ullman, English-American actress, singer, director, and screenwriter
1959
Josée Verner, Canadian politician, 8th Canadian Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs
1958
Pedro Costa, Portuguese director, screenwriter, and cinematographer
1958
Steven Smith, American engineer and astronaut
1957
Matt Lauer, American television journalist and anchor
1957
Glenn Robbins, Australian comedian and actor
1956
Ingus Baušķenieks, Latvian singer-songwriter and producer
1956
Suzy Bogguss, American country singer-songwriter and guitarist
1956
Patricia Kalember, American actress
1956
Sheryl Lee Ralph, American actress and singer
1954
Barry Greenstein, American poker player and philanthropist
1953
Daniel T. Barry, American engineer and astronaut
1953
Dana Key, American singer, guitarist, and producer (d. 2010)
1953
Graham Vick, English director and producer
1953
Meredith Vieira, American journalist and game show host
1952
June Anderson, American soprano and actress
1951
Doug Allder, English footballer and coach
1951
Chris Jasper, American musician, singer-songwriter, and producer
1951
Nick Rose, English runner
1950
Timothy Mo, Chinese-English author
1950
Lewis Shiner, American journalist and author
1950
Bjarne Stroustrup, Danish computer scientist, created the C++ programming language
1950
Martti Vainio, Finnish runner
1949
David Bedford, English runner
1949
Jim Flaherty, Canadian lawyer and politician, 37th Canadian Minister of Finance (d. 2014)
1948
Jed Johnson, American interior designer and director (d. 1996)
1947
James Kahn, American author, screenwriter, and producer
1947
Jeff Lynne, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1947
Steve Mix, American basketball player and coach
1946
Clive Bunker, English drummer and songwriter
1946
Patti Smith, American singer-songwriter and poet
1946
Berti Vogts, German footballer and coach
1945
Davy Jones, English singer-songwriter and actor (d. 2012)
1945
Lloyd Kaufman, American director, producer, and screenwriter, co-founded Troma Entertainment
1945
Paola Pigni, Italian runner
1945
Concetta Tomei, American actress
1944
William J. Fallon, American admiral
1944
Joseph Hilbe, American mathematician and philosopher
1942
Vladimir Bukovsky, Russian author and activist
1942
Guy Edwards, English race car driver
1942
Michael Nesmith, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
1942
Janko Prunk, Slovenian historian, academic, and politician
1942
Robert Quine, American guitarist (d. 2004)
1942
Toomas Savi, Estonian physician and politician
1942
Fred Ward, American actor
1941
Mel Renfro, American football player and coach
1940
James Burrows, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1939
Glenda Adams, Australian author and academic (d. 2007)
1939
Felix Pappalardi, American singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer (d. 1983)
1938
Ron Wolf, American Football Hall of Fame General Manager
1937
Gordon Banks, English footballer and manager
1937
John Hartford, American singer-songwriter and fiddler (d. 2001)
1937
Jim Marshall, American football player
1937
Paul Stookey, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1935
Omar Bongo, Gabonese lieutenant and politician, President of Gabon (d. 2009)
1935
Sandy Koufax, American baseball player and sportscaster
1935
Jack Riley, American actor (d. 2016)
1934
John N. Bahcall, American astrophysicist and astronomer, co-developed the Hubble Space Telescope (d. 2005)
1934
Joseph Bologna, American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2017)
1934
Barry Briggs, New Zealand motorcycle racer and sportscaster
1934
Joseph P. Hoar, American general
1934
Del Shannon, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1990)
1934
Russ Tamblyn, American actor
1933
Timité Bassori, Ivorian filmmaker, actor, and writer
1931
Skeeter Davis, American singer-songwriter (d. 2004)
1931
John T. Houghton, Welsh physicist and author
1931
Frank Torre, American baseball player and manager (d. 2014)
1930
Roy Yorke Calne, English surgeon and academic
1930
Red Rhodes, American guitarist (d. 1995)
1930
Mary Rose Tuitt, Montserrat politician (d. 2005)
1930
Tu Youyou, Chinese chemist and pharmacist, Nobel Prize laureate
1929
Rosalinde Hurley, English physician, microbiologist, and academic (d. 2004)
1928
Bo Diddley, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2008)
1927
Jan Kubíček, Czech painter and sculptor (d. 2013)
1926
Stan Tracey, English pianist and composer (d. 2013)
1925
Ian MacNaughton, Scottish actor, producer, and director (d. 2002)
1924
Yvonne Brill, Canadian-American propulsion engineer (d. 2013)
1923
Prakash Vir Shastri, Indian academic and politician (d. 1977)
1922
Jane Langton, American author and illustrator (d. 2018)
1921
Rashid Karami, Lebanese lawyer and politician, 32nd Prime Minister of Lebanon (d. 1987)
1919
Dick Spooner, English cricketer (d. 1997)
1919
David Willcocks, English organist, composer, and conductor (d. 2015)
1917
Seymour Melman, American engineer and author (d. 2004)
1914
Bert Parks, American actor, singer, television personality, and beauty pageant host (d. 1992)
1913
Lucio Agostini, Italian-Canadian conductor and composer (d. 1996)
1913
Elyne Mitchell, Australian author (d. 2002)
1911
Jeanette Nolan, American actress (d. 1998)
1910
Paul Bowles, American composer and author (d. 1999)
1906
Alziro Bergonzo, Italian architect and painter (d. 1997)
1906
Carol Reed, English director and producer (d. 1976)
1905
Daniil Kharms, Russian poet, author, and playwright (d. 1942)
1904
Dmitry Kabalevsky, Russian composer and academic (d. 1987)
1899
Helge Ingstad, Norwegian explorer, lawyer, and politician, 2nd Governor of Svalbard (d. 2001)
1897
Alfredo Bracchi, Italian songwriter and screenwriter (d. 1976)
1890
Adolfo Ruiz Cortines, Mexican soldier and politician, 47th President of Mexico (d. 1973)
1887
William Kolehmainen, Finnish-American runner and coach (d. 1967)
1884
Hideki Tōjō, Japanese general and politician, 40th Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1948)
1883
Archer Baldwin, American-English farmer and politician (d. 1966)
1883
Lester Patrick, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 1960)
1879
Ramana Maharshi, Indian guru and philosopher (d. 1950)
1878
William Aberhart, Canadian evangelist and politician, 7th Premier of Alberta (d. 1943)
1873
Al Smith, American lawyer and politician, 42nd Governor of New York (d. 1944)
1869
Stephen Leacock, English-Canadian political scientist and author (d. 1944)
1869
Ōzutsu Man'emon, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 18th Yokozuna (d. 1918)
1865
Rudyard Kipling, Indian-English author and poet, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1936)
1857
Sylvio Lazzari, French-Austrian composer (d. 1944)
1853
André Messager, French pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1929)
1851
Asa Griggs Candler, American businessman and politician, 44th Mayor of Atlanta (d. 1929)
1849
John Milne, English seismologist and geologist (d. 1913)
1842
Osman Hamdi Bey, Ottoman administrator, intellectual, art expert and painter (d. 1910)
1825
Samuel Newitt Wood, American lawyer and politician (d. 1891)
1819
Theodor Fontane, German author and poet (d. 1898)
1819
John W. Geary, American lawyer and politician, 16th Governor of Pennsylvania (d. 1873)
1792
Sylvester Jordan, German lawyer and politician (d. 1861)
1760
Charles Sapinaud de La Rairie, French general (d. 1829)
1724
Louis-Jean-François Lagrenée, French painter and educator (d. 1805)
1722
Charles Yorke, English lawyer and politician, Lord Chancellor of Great Britain (d. 1770)
1678
William Croft, English organist and composer (d. 1727)
1673
Ahmed III, Ottoman sultan (d. 1736)
1642
Vincenzo da Filicaja, Italian poet (d. 1707)
1578
Ulrik of Denmark, Danish prince-bishop (d. 1624)
1548
David Pareus, German theologian (d. 1622)
1490
Ebussuud Efendi, Ottoman lawyer and jurist (d. 1574)
1371
Vasily I of Moscow (d. 1425)
1204
Abû 'Uthmân Sa'îd ibn Hakam al Qurashi, ruler of Minorca (d. 1282)
159
Empress Dowager Bian, second wife of Cao Cao, mother of Cao Wei's first emperor, Cao Pi (d. 230)
AD 39
Titus, Roman emperor (d. 81)

Deaths On This Day

2017
Erica Garner, American civil rights activist (b. 1990)
2015
Doug Atkins, American football player (b. 1930)
2015
Howard Davis, Jr., American boxer and trainer (b. 1956)
2015
Mangesh Padgaonkar, Indian poet, playwright, and translator (b. 1929)
2015
Howard Pawley, Canadian lawyer and politician, 18th Premier of Manitoba (b. 1934)
2014
Terry Becker, American actor, director, and producer (b. 1921)
2014
Jim Galloway, Scottish-Canadian clarinet player and saxophonist (b. 1936)
2014
Luise Rainer, German-born American-British actress (b. 1910)
2013
Kinnaird R. McKee, American admiral (b. 1929)
2013
José María Maguregui, Spanish footballer and manager (b. 1934)
2013
Eiichi Ohtaki, Japanese singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1948)
2013
Johnny Orr, American basketball player and coach (b. 1927)
2013
Paul Sally, American mathematician and academic (b. 1933)
2012
Philip Coppens, Belgian-American journalist and author (b. 1971)
2012
Beate Sirota Gordon, Austrian-American director and producer (b. 1923)
2012
Rita Levi-Montalcini, Italian neurologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1909)
2012
Carl Woese, American microbiologist and biophysicist (b. 1928)
2012
Dennis Ferguson, Australian sex offender (b. 1948)
2011
Ronald Searle, English-French cartoonist (b. 1920)
2010
Bobby Farrell, Dutch dancer and performer from Aruba (b. 1949)
2009
Rowland S. Howard, Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1959)
2009
Abdurrahman Wahid, Indonesian journalist and politician, 4th President of Indonesia (b. 1940)
2006
Saddam Hussein, Iraqi general and politician, 5th President of Iraq (b. 1937)
2006
Terry Peck, Falkland Islander police officer and spy (b. 1938)
2006
Michel Plasse, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1948)
2005
Eddie Barlow, South African cricketer and coach (b. 1940)
2005
Rona Jaffe, American novelist (b. 1932)
2004
Artie Shaw, American clarinet player, composer, and bandleader (b. 1910)
2003
John Gregory Dunne, American novelist, screenwriter, and critic (b. 1932)
2002
Mary Brian, American actress (b. 1906)
2002
Eleanor J. Gibson, American psychologist and academic (b. 1910)
2002
Mary Wesley, English author (b. 1912)
2000
Julius J. Epstein, American screenwriter and producer (b. 1909)
1999
Joff Ellen, Australian comedian and actor (b. 1915)
1999
Fritz Leonhardt, German engineer, co-designed the Cologne Rodenkirchen Bridge and Fernsehturm Stuttgart (b. 1909)
1999
Des Renford, Australian swimmer (b. 1927)
1999
Sarah Knauss, American supercentenarian (b. 1880)
1998
Sam Muchnick, American wrestling promoter, co-founded the National Wrestling Alliance (b. 1905)
1997
Shinichi Hoshi, Japanese author and illustrator (b. 1926)
1996
Lew Ayres, American actor (b. 1908)
1995
Ralph Flanagan, American pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1914)
1995
Doris Grau, American voice actor and script supervisor (b. 1924)
1994
Dmitri Ivanenko, Ukrainian-Russian physicist and academic (b. 1904)
1993
İhsan Sabri Çağlayangil, Turkish lawyer and politician, 20th Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1908)
1993
Irving "Swifty" Lazar, American talent agent (b. 1907)
1993
Giuseppe Occhialini, Italian-French physicist and academic (b. 1907)
1992
Romeo Muller, American actor, screenwriter, for screenplays like the 1964, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (TV special) (b. 1928)
1990
Raghuvir Sahay, Indian author, poet, and critic (b. 1929)
1988
Yuli Daniel, Russian author and poet (b. 1925)
1988
Isamu Noguchi, American sculptor and landscaper (b. 1904)
1986
Era Bell Thompson, American journalist (b. 1905)
1983
Violette Cordery, English race car driver (b. 1900)
1982
Alberto Vargas, Peruvian-American painter and illustrator (b. 1896)
1979
Richard Rodgers, American playwright and composer (b. 1902)
1971
Jo Cals, Dutch lawyer and politician, Prime Minister of the Netherlands (b. 1914)
1971
Vikram Sarabhai, Indian physicist and academic (b. 1919)
1970
Sonny Liston, American boxer (b. 1932)
1968
Trygve Lie, Norwegian journalist and politician, 1st Secretary-General of the United Nations (b. 1896)
1967
Vincent Massey, Canadian lawyer and politician, 18th Governor General of Canada (b. 1887)
1955
Rex Ingamells, Australian poet and author (b. 1913)
1954
Archduke Eugen of Austria (b. 1863)
1947
Han van Meegeren, Dutch painter (b. 1889)
1947
Alfred North Whitehead, English-American mathematician and philosopher (b. 1861)
1945
Song Jin-woo, South Korean journalist and politician (b. 1889)
1944
Romain Rolland, French author and playwright, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1866)
1941
El Lissitzky, Russian photographer and architect (b. 1890)
1940
Childe Wills, American engineer (b. 1878)
1937
Hans Niels Andersen, Danish businessman, founded the East Asiatic Company (b. 1852)
1928
Jean Collas, French rugby player and tug of war competitor (b. 1874)
1916
Grigori Rasputin, Russian mystic (b. 1869)
1908
Thomas-Alfred Bernier, Canadian journalist, lawyer, and politician (b. 1844)
1906
Josephine Butler, English feminist and social reformer (b. 1828)
1896
José Rizal, Filipino ophthalmologist, journalist, and author (b. 1861)
1879
Manuel de Araújo Porto-Alegre, Baron of Santo Ângelo, Brazilian poet and painter (b. 1806)
1803
Francis Lewis, Welsh-American merchant and politician (b. 1713)
1788
Francesco Zuccarelli, Italian painter and academic (b. 1702)
1777
Maximilian III Joseph, Elector of Bavaria (b. 1727)
1769
Nicholas Taaffe, 6th Viscount Taaffe, Irish-Austrian soldier and courtier (b. 1685)
1662
Ferdinand Charles, Archduke of Austria (b. 1628)
1644
Jan Baptist van Helmont, Flemish chemist, physiologist, and physician (b. 1577)
1643
Giovanni Baglione, Italian painter and historian of art (b. 1566)
1640
John Francis Regis, French priest and saint (b. 1597)
1621
Job of Manyava, Ukrainian monk and saint (b. 1550)
1591
Pope Innocent IX (b. 1519)
1573
Giovanni Battista Giraldi, Italian author and poet (b. 1504)
1572
Galeazzo Alessi, Italian architect, designed the Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli (b. 1512)
1525
Jakob Fugger, German banker and businessman (b. 1459)
1460
Edmund, Earl of Rutland, Irish politician, Lord Chancellor of Ireland (b. 1443)
1460
Richard of York, 3rd Duke of York (b. 1411)
1436
Louis III, Elector Palatine (b. 1378)
1435
Bonne of Berry, Regent of Savoy (b. 1362)
1331
Bernard Gui, inquisitor (b. 1261 or 1262)
1115
Theodoric II, Duke of Lorraine
925
Wang Shenzhi, founder of Min (b. 862)
903
Tian Jun, Chinese warlord (b. 858)
717
Egwin of Evesham, bishop of Worcester
274
Pope Felix I

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