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On This Day in History:  January 3

January 3 is the 3rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. 362 days remain until the end of the year (363 in leap years).

Lottery News On This Day

2020
Lottery millionaires' 'dreams came true' after learning son is cancer free. A UK couple won a £2 million (US$2.6 million) lottery jackpot three days before finding out that their teenage son was clear of cancer.
2019
85-year-old claims Lucky for Life lottery prize with hours to spare. Eighty-five-year-old Bob Hissom bought a winning lottery ticket Jan. 1 of last year and just cashed it in this week — right before it expired.
2018
Synchronized multi-state lottery jackpots increase to combined $878 million. This is the first time in history that two US lottery games have simultaneously been greater than $400 million.
2018
NJ Lottery Director Hedinger announces retirement. Carole Hedinger, New Jersey Lottery executive director, has announced her retirement, which was effective December 31, 2017.
2017
19-year-old Massachusetts man hits lifetime lottery jackpot. A Massachusetts teenager just won the ultimate gift that will last a lifetime.
2016
$400 MILLION: Powerball jackpot surges on rollover. This week Powerball will be the hot ticket, featuring a jackpot larger than any other United States lottery drawing in almost a year.
2015
Woman almost gave away her $1.3M lottery ticket. Ligia Dennis got the type of surprise most of us can only dream about: she won the lottery.
2014
California delivery driver claims half of $648 million jackpot. A delivery driver from Northern California rang in the New Year by walking into the California Lottery headquarters in Sacramento with a ticket worth $324 million.
2013
Washington Lottery published wrong numbers after raffle draw. Washington Lottery officials say a computer glitch is to blame for the wrong Veterans Raffle numbers being posted on its Web site Wednesday night.
2013
76-year-old man trapped hunting for lottery ticket. A 76-year-old man trapped himself in an underground waste paper container in Amsterdam after he clambered in to hunt for a lottery ticket.
2012
Powerball multi-state lottery to raise prices, jackpots. Powerball lottery organizers are betting that bigger jackpots will entice more people to play, but gamblers are going to have to dig deeper into their wallets to try their luck. Game changes that have been in the works for months -- perhaps years -- are finally going into effect this month.
2011
$330 MILLION: Mega Millions lottery jackpot nears record high. Mega Millions lottery players across the United States are pulling out the stops for the Tuesday evening drawing, which now stands as the largest Mega Millions grand prize since August, 2009.
2010
Arkansas Lottery gets its first Powerball jackpot winner. Just two months after the first Powerball ticket was sold in Arkansas, the state has produced its first jackpot winner.
2007
Michigan Lottery Millionaire Raffle numbers drawn. The Michigan Lottery has drawn the winning numbers for what could arguably be considered its hottest-selling game ever.
2006
£9.4 million lottery jackpot expires. A £9.4 million (US$16.2 million) UK National Lottery jackpot is going to good causes after the mystery winner failed to come forward by the deadline.
2005
Mega Millions Jackpot Swells To $67 Million. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery grew to $67 million Saturday.
2005
Powerball Jackpot Climbs to $28 Million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Saturday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $28 million, with a cash option of $15.5 million.
2005
New Lottery is Oklahoma's Top Story of the Year. In November, Oklahoma Gov. Brad Henry saw a cornerstone for his plan to increase funding for education, a statewide lottery, become a reality.
2005
Two Florida Lotto tickets share $20 million jackpot. Two tickets matched all six Florida Lotto numbers to win a jackpot of $20 million, lottery officials said on Sunday.
2004
Winning a big lottery not without its own cost. Of all potential windfalls, the lottery winner's is the most exaggerated. Unlike inheritance or large lawsuit wins, there's no lead up.
2004
$175,000 Mega Millions Ticket Dispute. Two traders for the Chicago Board Options Exchange filed a police complaint Friday against a trading clerk who they claim pocketed their $175,000 Mega Millions lottery ticket this week.
2004
New Year Brings New Start for $2.1 Million Wash. Lotto Winner. Phuc Nguyen of Bellevue, Washington plans to use some of his $2.1 million Lotto prize to open his own business and open the door to a new home and a new life for himself and his family.
2004
Grand Plans for $2.5 Million Lotto Winner. Janette Bowe of Issaquah, Washington wants life to continue to be "as normal as possible, but with a lot of extras." Winning a $2.5 million Lotto Jackpot, could mean the "extras" will become a normal part of Bowe's life, too.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$524.1 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 6, 2016
2.$460.9 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 3, 2018
3.$451 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jan 5, 2018
4.$380 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jan 4, 2011
5.$237 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 4, 2020
6.$206 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jan 6, 2015
7.€112 Million
US$152.49 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jan 3, 2014
8.$145 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jan 5, 2016
9.$131 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 3, 2015
10.€88 Million
US$106.5 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jan 6, 2006
11.$105 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jan 3, 2017
12.€78 Million
US$102.47 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jan 5, 2007
13.$102 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jan 5, 2007
14.$100 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 3, 2007
15.€80.78 Million
US$97.41 Million
Draw Date
Jan 4, 2018
16.€84.96 Million
US$96.72 Million
Draw Date
Jan 3, 2019
17.€90 Million
US$95.01 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Jan 6, 2017
18.$90 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 3, 2009
19.$81 Million
California
SuperLotto Plus
Draw Date
Jan 3, 2004
20.$80 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 4, 2017
21.£52.96 Million
US$77.52 Million
United Kingdom
Lotto
Draw Date
Jan 6, 2016
22.€58 Million
US$75.59 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jan 3, 2012
23.€69.69 Million
US$72.57 Million
Draw Date
Jan 3, 2017
24.€53 Million
US$71.8 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jan 9, 2009
25.$69 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 5, 2019

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1986
Friday, Jan 3, 1986
34 years old
1986
Friday, Jan 3, 1986
34 years old
1986
Friday, Jan 3, 1986
34 years old
1985
Thursday, Jan 3, 1985
35 years old
1984
Tuesday, Jan 3, 1984
36 years old
1980
Thursday, Jan 3, 1980
40 years old
1976
Saturday, Jan 3, 1976
44 years old
1967
Tuesday, Jan 3, 1967
53 years old
1967
Tuesday, Jan 3, 1967
53 years old
1964
Friday, Jan 3, 1964
56 years old
1958
Friday, Jan 3, 1958
62 years old
1943
Sunday, Jan 3, 1943
77 years old
1940
Wednesday, Jan 3, 1940
80 years old
1933
Tuesday, Jan 3, 1933
87 years old
1917
Wednesday, Jan 3, 1917
103 years old
(year not provided)
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Worldwide Events On This Day

2019
Chang'e 4 makes the first soft landing on the far side of the Moon, deploying the Yutu-2 lunar rover.
2018
Computer analysts report two major security vulnerabilities, named "Meltdown" and "Spectre," affecting the microprocessors of almost all computers in the world.
2016
Following the fallout caused by the execution of Nimr al-Nimr, Iran ends its diplomatic relations with Saudi Arabia.
2015
Boko Haram militants raze the entire town of Baga in north-east Nigeria, starting the Baga massacre and killing as many as 2,000 people.
2009
The first block of the blockchain of the decentralized payment systemBitcoin, called the Genesis block, was established by the creator of the system, Satoshi Nakamoto.
2004
Flash Airlines Flight 604 crashes into the Red Sea, resulting in 148 deaths, making it one of the deadliest aviation accidents in Egyptian history.
2002
Israeli-Palestinian conflict: Israeli forces seize the Palestinian freighter Karine A in the Red Sea, finding 50 tons of weapons.
2000
Final daily edition of the Peanutscomic strip.
1999
The Mars Polar Lander is launched by NASA.
1994
More than seven million people from the former apartheidHomelands receive South African citizenship.
1993
In Moscow, Russia, George H. W. Bush and Boris Yeltsin sign the second Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START).
1990
United States invasion of Panama: Manuel Noriega, former leader of Panama, surrenders to American forces.
1977
Apple Computer is incorporated.
1976
The International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, adopted by the United Nations General Assembly, comes into force.
1962
Pope John XXIII excommunicates Fidel Castro.
1961
Cold War: The United States severs diplomatic relations with Cuba over the latter's nationalization of American assets.
1961
The SL-1 nuclear reactor is destroyed by a steam explosion in the only reactor incident in the United States to cause immediate fatalities.
1961
A protest by agricultural workers in Baixa de Cassanje, Portuguese Angola, turns into a revolt, opening the Angolan War of Independence, the first of the Portuguese Colonial Wars.
1959
Alaska is admitted as the 49th U.S. state.
1958
The West Indies Federation is formed.
1957
The Hamilton Watch Company introduces the first electric watch.
1956
A fire damages the top part of the Eiffel Tower.
1953
Frances P. Bolton and her son, Oliver from Ohio, become the first mother and son to serve simultaneously in the U.S. Congress.
1949
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, the central bank of the Philippines, is established.
1947
Proceedings of the U.S. Congress are televised for the first time.
1946
Popular Canadian AmericanjockeyGeorge Woolf dies in a freak accident during a race; the annual George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award is created to honor him.
1945
World War II: Admiral Chester W. Nimitz is placed in command of all U.S. Naval forces in preparation for planned assaults against Iwo Jima and Okinawa in Japan.
1944
World War II: Top Ace Major Greg "Pappy" Boyington is shot down in his Vought F4U Corsair by Captain Masajiro Kawato flying a Mitsubishi A6M Zero.
1938
The March of Dimes is established as a foundation to combat infant polio by PresidentFranklin D. Roosevelt.
1933
Minnie D. Craig becomes the first woman elected as Speaker of the North Dakota House of Representatives, the first woman to hold a Speaker position anywhere in the United States.
1932
Martial law is declared in Honduras to stop a revolt by banana workers fired by the United Fruit Company.
1925
Benito Mussolini announces he is taking dictatorial powers over Italy.
1919
At the Paris Peace Conference, Emir Faisal I of Iraq signs an agreement with Zionist leader Chaim Weizmann on the development of a Jewish homeland in Palestine.
1913
An Atlantic coast storm sets the lowest confirmed barometric pressure reading for a non-tropical system in the continental United States.
1911
A magnitude 7.7 earthquake destroys the city of Almaty in Russian Turkestan.
1911
A gun battle in the East End of London left two dead and sparked a political row over the involvement of then-Home SecretaryWinston Churchill.
1888
The James Lick telescope at the Lick Observatory, measuring 91 cm in diameter, is used for the first time. It was the largest refracting telescope in the world at the time.
1885
Sino-French War: Beginning of the Battle of Núi Bop
1871
In the Battle of Bapaume, an engagement in the Franco-Prussian War, General Louis Faidherbe's forces bring about a Prussian retreat.
1870
Construction work begins on the Brooklyn Bridge in New York, United States.
1868
Meiji Restoration in Japan: The Tokugawa shogunate is abolished; agents of Satsuma and Chōshū seize power.
1861
American Civil War: Delaware votes not to secede from the United States.
1848
Joseph Jenkins Roberts is sworn in as the first president of Liberia.
1833
The United Kingdom claims sovereignty over the Falkland Islands.
1823
Stephen F. Austin receives a grant of land in Texas from the government of Mexico.
1815
Austria, the United Kingdom, and France form a secret defensive alliance against Prussia and Russia.
1777
American GeneralGeorge Washington defeats British General Lord Cornwallis at the Battle of Princeton.
1749
Benning Wentworth issues the first of the New Hampshire Grants, leading to the establishment of Vermont.
1749
The first issue of Berlingske, Denmark's oldest continually operating newspaper, is published.
1653
By the Coonan Cross Oath, the Eastern Church in India cuts itself off from colonial Portuguese tutelage.
1521
Pope Leo X excommunicates Martin Luther in the papal bullDecet Romanum Pontificem.
250
Emperor Decius orders everyone in the Roman Empire (except Jews) to make sacrifices to the Roman gods.

Births On This Day

1995
Kim Seol-hyun, South Korean singer and dancer
1993
Kevin Ware, American basketball player
1992
Doug McDermott, American basketball player
1992
Sio Siua Taukeiaho, New Zealand-Tongan rugby league player
1992
Sandra Zaniewska, Polish tennis player
1991
Jerson Cabral, Dutch footballer
1991
Özgür Çek, Turkish footballer
1991
Sébastien Faure, French footballer
1991
Dane Gagai, Australian rugby league player
1990
Yoichiro Kakitani, Japanese footballer
1989
Adas Juškevičius, Lithuanian basketball player
1989
Ben Matulino, New Zealand rugby league player
1989
Kōhei Uchimura, Japanese artistic gymnast
1989
Anthony Wordsworth, English footballer
1988
Ikechi Anya, Scottish-Nigerian footballer
1988
Rodrigo de la Cadena, Mexican singer-songwriter
1988
Jonny Evans, Northern Irish footballer
1988
Matt Frattin, Canadian ice hockey player
1988
J. R. Hildebrand, American race car driver
1987
Reto Berra, Swiss professional ice hockey goaltender
1987
Kim Ok-bin, South Korean actress and singer
1987
Leonidas Panagopoulos, Greek footballer
1986
Dana Hussain, Iraqi sprinter
1986
Greg Nwokolo, Indonesian footballer
1986
Jessica O'Rourke, American footballer
1986
Dmitry Starodubtsev, Russian pole vaulter
1986
Jacob Timpano, Australian footballer
1986
Allan Walker, Scottish footballer
1985
Linas Kleiza, Lithuanian basketball player
1985
Evan Moore, American football player
1985
Leah Gibson, Canadian actress
1984
Miloš Juhász, Slovak footballer
1984
Kim Ha-eun, South Korean actress
1984
Lee Wan, South Korean actor
1984
Billy Mehmet, English-Irish footballer
1983
Katie McGrath, Irish actress
1982
Peter Clarke, English footballer
1982
Lasse Nilsson, Swedish footballer
1982
Park Ji-yoon, South Korean singer and actress
1981
Eli Manning, American football player
1980
Bryan Clay, American decathlete
1980
Angela Ruggiero, American ice hockey player
1980
David Tyree, American football player
1980
Kurt Vile, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1980
Mary Wineberg, American sprinter
1978
Dimitra Kalentzou, Greek basketball player
1978
Park Sol-mi, South Korean actress
1978
Dominic Wood, English comedian and former magician
1977
Lee Bowyer, English footballer and coach
1977
A. J. Burnett, American baseball player
1977
Mayumi Iizuka, Japanese voice actress and singer
1976
Angelos Basinas, Greek footballer
1976
Nicholas Gonzalez, American actor and producer
1975
Jason Marsden, American actor
1975
Thomas Bangalter, French DJ, musician (Daft Punk), and producer
1975
Jun Maeda, Japanese businessman, co-founded the Key Company
1975
Danica McKellar, American actress, writer, and mathematician
1974
Robert-Jan Derksen, Dutch golfer
1974
Alessandro Petacchi, Italian cyclist
1974
Shin Eun-jung, South Korean actress
1973
Dan Harmon, American screenwriter and producer
1972
Janek Kiisman, Estonian footballer
1971
Cory Cross, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1971
Lee Il-hwa, South Korean actress
1969
Lorenzo Fertitta, American entrepreneur, casino executive and sports promoter
1969
Jarmo Lehtinen, Finnish race car driver
1969
Michael Schumacher, German race car driver
1969
Gerda Weissensteiner, Italian luger and bobsledder
1966
Chetan Sharma, Indian cricketer
1964
Bruce LaBruce, Canadian director, producer, and screenwriter
1964
Cheryl Miller, American basketball player and coach
1963
Stewart Hosie, Scottish businessman and politician
1963
Aamer Malik, Pakistani cricketer
1963
Alex Wheatle, English author and playwright
1962
Darren Daulton, American baseball player (d. 2017)
1962
Gavin Hastings, Scottish rugby player
1960
Marla Glen, American singer
1960
Russell Spence, English race car driver
1958
Shim Hyung-rae, South Korean actor, director and producer
1957
Dave Dobbyn, New Zealand singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1956
Mel Gibson, American-Australian actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1953
Justin Fleming, Australian playwright and author
1953
Mohammed Waheed Hassan, Maldivian educator and politician, 5th President of the Maldives
1952
Esperanza Aguirre, Spanish civil servant and politician, 3rd President of the Community of Madrid
1952
Gianfranco Fini, Italian journalist and politician, Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs
1952
Jim Ross, American professional wrestling commentator
1951
Linda Dobbs, English lawyer and judge
1951
Gary Nairn, Australian surveyor and politician, 14th Special Minister of State
1950
Victoria Principal, American actress and businesswoman
1950
Linda Steiner, American journalist and academic
1948
Ian Nankervis, Australian footballer
1947
Fran Cotton, English rugby player
1947
Zulema, American singer-songwriter (d. 2013)
1946
John Paul Jones, English bass player, songwriter, and producer
1946
Michalis Kritikopoulos, Greek footballer (d. 2002)
1945
David Starkey, English historian and academic
1945
Stephen Stills, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1944
David Atherton, English conductor, co-founded London Sinfonietta
1944
Raewyn Connell, Australian sociologist and academic
1944
Blanche d'Alpuget, Australian author
1944
Chris von Saltza, American swimmer
1943
Jarl Alfredius, Swedish journalist (d. 2009)
1943
Van Dyke Parks, American singer-songwriter, musician, composer, author, and actor
1942
John Marsden, Australian lawyer and activist (d. 2006)
1942
John Thaw, English actor and producer (d. 2002)
1941
Malcolm Dick, New Zealand rugby player
1940
Leo de Berardinis, Italian actor and director (d. 2008)
1940
Bernard Blaut, Polish footballer and coach (d. 2007)
1939
Arik Einstein, Israeli singer-songwriter and actor (d. 2013)
1939
Bobby Hull, Canadian ice hockey player
1938
Robin Butler, Baron Butler of Brockwell, English academic and politician
1938
K. Ganeshalingam, Sri Lankan accountant and politician, Mayor of Colombo (d. 2006)
1937
Glen A. Larson, American director, producer, and screenwriter, created Battlestar Galactica (d. 2014)
1936
Michael Layard, English admiral
1935
Raymond Garneau, Canadian businessman and politician
1934
Marpessa Dawn, American-French actress, singer, and dancer (d. 2008)
1934
Carla Anderson Hills, American lawyer and politician, 5th United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
1933
Geoffrey Bindman, English lawyer
1933
Anya Linden, English ballerina
1933
Anne Stevenson, American-English poet and author
1932
Dabney Coleman, American actor
1932
Eeles Landström, Finnish pole vaulter and politician
1931
Yashawant Dinkar Phadke, Indian historian and activist (d. 2008)
1930
Robert Loggia, American actor and director (d. 2015)
1929
Sergio Leone, Italian director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1989)
1929
Ernst Mahle, German-Brazilian composer and conductor
1929
Gordon Moore, American businessman, co-founder of Intel Corporation
1928
Michael Barratt, English television host and announcer
1928
Abdul Rahman Ya'kub, Malaysian lawyer and politician, 3rd Chief Minister of Sarawak (d. 2015)
1926
W. Michael Blumenthal, American economist and politician, 64th United States Secretary of the Treasury
1926
George Martin, English composer, conductor, and producer (d. 2016)
1925
Jill Balcon, English actress (d. 2009)
1924
Otto Beisheim, German businessman and philanthropist, founded Metro AG (d. 2013)
1924
André Franquin, Belgian author and illustrator (d. 1997)
1924
Nell Rankin, American soprano and educator (d. 2005)
1923
Hank Stram, American football coach and sportscaster (d. 2005)
1922
Bill Travers, English actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1994)
1921
Chetan Anand, Indian director and screenwriter (d. 1997)
1921
Isabella Bashmakova, Russian historian of mathematics (d. 2005)
1920
Siegfried Buback, German lawyer and politician, Attorney General of Germany (d. 1977)
1920
Renato Carosone, Italian singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 2001)
1919
Dorothy Morrison, American actress
1919
Herbie Nichols, American pianist and composer (d. 1963)
1917
Albert Mol, Dutch author and actor (d. 2002)
1917
Vernon A. Walters, American general and diplomat, 17th United States Ambassador to the United Nations (d. 2002)
1917
Roger Williams Straus, Jr., American journalist and publisher, co-founded Farrar, Straus and Giroux (d. 2004)
1916
Maxene Andrews, American singer (d. 1995)
1916
Betty Furness, American actress and television journalist (d. 1994)
1916
Fred Haas, American golfer (d. 2004)
1915
Jack Levine, American painter and soldier (d. 2010)
1912
Federico Borrell García, Spanish soldier (d. 1936)
1912
Renaude Lapointe, Canadian journalist and politician (d. 2002)
1912
Armand Lohikoski, American-Finnish actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2005)
1911
John Sturges, American director and producer (d. 1982)
1910
Frenchy Bordagaray, American baseball player and manager (d. 2000)
1909
Victor Borge, Danish-American pianist and conductor (d. 2000)
1907
Ray Milland, Welsh-American actor and director (d. 1986)
1905
Dante Giacosa, Italian engineer (d. 1996)
1905
Anna May Wong, American actress (d. 1961)
1901
Ngô Đình Diệm, Vietnamese lawyer and politician, 1st President of the Republic of Vietnam (d. 1963)
1900
Donald J. Russell, American businessman (d. 1985)
1898
Carolyn Haywood, American author and illustrator (d. 1990)
1898
Carlos Keller, Chilean historian, academic, and politician (d. 1974)
1897
Marion Davies, American actress and comedian (d. 1961)
1895
Boris Lyatoshinsky, Ukrainian composer and conductor (d. 1968)
1894
ZaSu Pitts, American actress (d. 1963)
1892
J.R.R. Tolkien, English writer, poet, and philologist (d. 1973)
1887
August Macke, German-French painter (d. 1914)
1887
Helen Parkhurst, American author and educator (d. 1973)
1886
John Gould Fletcher, American poet and author (d. 1950)
1886
Arthur Mailey, Australian cricketer (d. 1967)
1885
Harry Elkins Widener, American businessman (d. 1912)
1884
Raoul Koczalski, Polish pianist and composer (d. 1948)
1883
Clement Attlee, English soldier, lawyer, and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1967)
1883
Duncan Gillis, Canadian discus thrower and hammer thrower (d. 1963)
1880
Francis Browne, Irish Jesuit priest and photographer (d. 1960)
1877
Josephine Hull, American actress (d. 1957)
1876
Wilhelm Pieck, German carpenter and politician, 1st President of the German Democratic Republic (d. 1960)
1875
Alexandros Diomidis, Greek banker and politician, 145th Prime Minister of Greece (d. 1950)
1873
Ichizō Kobayashi, Japanese businessman and art collector, founded the Hankyu Hanshin Holdings (d. 1957)
1870
Henry Handel Richardson, Australian-English author (d. 1946)
1865
Henry Lytton, English actor (d. 1936)
1862
Matthew Nathan, English soldier and politician, 13th Governor of Queensland (d. 1939)
1861
Ernest Renshaw, English tennis player (d. 1899)
1861
William Renshaw, English tennis player (d. 1904)
1855
Hubert Bland, English businessman (d. 1914)
1853
Sophie Elkan, Swedish writer (d. 1921)
1847
Ettore Marchiafava, Italian physician (d. 1935)
1840
Father Damien, Flemish priest and missionary (d. 1889)
1836
Sakamoto Ryōma, Japanese samurai and rebel leader (d. 1867)
1831
Savitribai Phule, Indian poet, educator, and activist (d. 1897)
1821
Karel Dežman, Slovenian archaeologist, botanist, and politician, Mayor of Ljubljana (d. 1889)
1819
Charles Piazzi Smyth, Italian-Scottish astronomer and academic (d. 1900)
1816
Samuel C. Pomeroy, American businessman and politician (d. 1891)
1810
Antoine Thomson d'Abbadie, French geographer, ethnologist, linguist, and astronomer (d. 1897)
1806
Henriette Sontag, German soprano and actress (d. 1854)
1803
Douglas William Jerrold, English journalist and playwright (d. 1857)
1802
Charles Pelham Villiers, English lawyer and politician (d. 1898)
1793
Lucretia Mott, American activist (d. 1880)
1778
Antoni Melchior Fijałkowski, Polish archbishop (d. 1861)
1775
Francis Caulfeild, 2nd Earl of Charlemont (d. 1863)
1760
Veerapandiya Kattabomman, Indian ruler (d. 1799)
1731
Angelo Emo, Venetian admiral and statesman (d. 1792)
1722
Fredrik Hasselqvist, Swedish biologist and explorer (d. 1752)
1710
Richard Gridley, American soldier and engineer (d. 1796)
1698
Pietro Metastasio, Italian poet and songwriter (d. 1782)
1611
James Harrington, English political theorist (d. 1677)
1509
Gian Girolamo Albani, Italian cardinal (d. 1591)
1196
Emperor Tsuchimikado of Japan (d. 1231)
169
Lü Bu, Chinese general and warlord (d. 199)
106 BC
Cicero, Roman philosopher, lawyer, and politician (d. 43 BC)

Deaths On This Day

2019
Herb Kelleher, American businessman, co-founder of Southwest Airlines (b. 1931)
2018
Colin Brumby, Australian composer (b. 1933)
2017
H. S. Mahadeva Prasad, Indian politician (b. 1958)
2016
Paul Bley, Canadian-American pianist and composer (b. 1932)
2016
Peter Naur, Danish computer scientist, astronomer, and academic (b. 1928)
2016
Bill Plager, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1945)
2016
Igor Sergun, Russian general and diplomat (b. 1957)
2015
Martin Anderson, American economist and academic (b. 1936)
2015
Edward Brooke, American captain and politician, 47th Massachusetts Attorney General (b. 1919)
2015
Bryan Caldwell, American football player (b. 1960)
2015
Allie Sherman, American football player and coach (b. 1923)
2014
Phil Everly, American singer and guitarist (b. 1939)
2014
George Goodman, American economist and author (b. 1930)
2014
Saul Zaentz, American film producer (b. 1921)
2013
Alfie Fripp, English soldier and pilot (b. 1913)
2013
Ivan Mackerle, Czech cryptozoologist, explorer, and author (b. 1942)
2013
William Maxson, American general (b. 1930)
2013
Sergiu Nicolaescu, Romanian actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1930)
2012
Vicar, Chilean cartoonist (b. 1934)
2012
Gene Bartow, American basketball player and coach (b. 1930)
2012
Robert L. Carter, American lawyer and judge (b. 1917)
2012
Winifred Milius Lubell, American author and illustrator (b. 1914)
2012
Josef Škvorecký, Czech-Canadian author and publisher (b. 1924)
2012
Bob Weston, English guitarist and songwriter (b. 1947)
2010
Gustavo Becerra-Schmidt, Chilean-German composer and academic (b. 1925)
2010
Mary Daly, American theologian and scholar (b. 1928)
2009
Betty Freeman, American philanthropist and photographer (b. 1921)
2009
Pat Hingle, American actor (b. 1923)
2009
Ulf G. Lindén, Swedish businessman (b. 1937)
2009
Hisayasu Nagata, Japanese politician (b. 1969)
2008
Aleksandr Abdulov, Russian actor and screenwriter (b. 1953)
2008
Werner Dollinger, German economist and politician, German Federal Minister of Economic Cooperation and Development (b. 1918)
2008
Choi Yo-sam, South Korean boxer (b. 1972)
2007
János Fürst, Hungarian violinist and conductor (b. 1935)
2007
Earl Reibel, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1930)
2007
William Verity, Jr., American businessman and politician, 27th United States Secretary of Commerce (b. 1917)
2007
Cecil Walker, Northern Irish politician (b. 1924)
2006
Steve Rogers, Australian rugby player and coach (b. 1954)
2006
Bill Skate, Papua New Guinean politician, 5th Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea (b. 1954)
2005
Koo Chen-fu, Taiwanese businessman and diplomat (b. 1917)
2005
Egidio Galea, Maltese Roman Catholic priest, missionary, and educator (b. 1918)
2005
Jyotindra Nath Dixit, Indian diplomat, 2nd Indian National Security Adviser (b. 1936)
2004
Des Corcoran, Australian soldier and politician, 37th Premier of South Australia (b. 1928)
2003
Sid Gillman, American football player and coach (b. 1911)
2003
Jimmy Stewart, Scottish race car driver (b. 1931)
2002
Satish Dhawan, Indian engineer (b. 1920)
2002
Juan García Esquivel, Mexican pianist and composer (b. 1918)
2002
Freddy Heineken, Dutch businessman (b. 1923)
1993
Johnny Most, American soldier and sportscaster (b. 1923)
1992
Judith Anderson, British actress (b. 1897)
1989
Sergei Sobolev, Russian mathematician and academic (b. 1909)
1988
Rose Ausländer, Ukrainian-German poet and author (b. 1901)
1988
Joie Chitwood, American race car driver and stuntman (b. 1912)
1981
Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone (b. 1883)
1980
Joy Adamson, Austrian-Kenyan author (b. 1910)
1980
George Sutherland Fraser, Scottish poet and academic (b. 1915)
1979
Conrad Hilton, American businessman, founded the Hilton Hotels & Resorts (b. 1887)
1977
William Gropper, American lithographer, cartoonist, and painter (b. 1897)
1975
Victor Kraft, Austrian philosopher from the Vienna Circle (b. 1880)
1975
James McCormack, American general (b. 1910)
1972
Mohan Rakesh, Indian author and playwright (b. 1925)
1970
Gladys Aylward, English missionary and humanitarian (b. 1902)
1969
Jean Focas, Greek-French astronomer (b. 1909)
1969
Tzavalas Karousos, Greek-French actor (b. 1904)
1967
Mary Garden, Scottish-American soprano and actress (b. 1874)
1967
Reginald Punnett, British scientist (b. 1875)
1967
Jack Ruby, American businessman and murderer (b. 1911)
1966
Sammy Younge Jr., American civil rights activist (b. 1944)
1965
Milton Avery, American painter (b. 1885)
1962
Hermann Lux, German footballer and manager (b. 1893)
1961
Auvergne Doherty, Australian businesswoman (b. 1896)
1960
Eric P. Kelly, American journalist, author, and academic (b. 1884)
1959
Edwin Muir, Scottish poet, author, and translator (b. 1887)
1958
Cafer Tayyar Eğilmez, Turkish general (b. 1877)
1956
Alexander Gretchaninov, Russian-American pianist and composer (b. 1864)
1956
Dimitrios Vergos, Greek wrestler, weightlifter, and shot putter (b. 1886)
1956
Joseph Wirth, German educator and politician, Chancellor of Germany (b. 1876)
1946
William Joyce, American-British pro-Axis propaganda broadcaster (b. 1906)
1945
Edgar Cayce, American psychic and author (b. 1877)
1945
Ferdynand Antoni Ossendowski, Polish journalist and explorer (b. 1879)
1944
Jurgis Baltrušaitis, Lithuanian poet, critic, and translator (b. 1873)
1943
Walter James, Australian lawyer and politician, 5th Premier of Western Australia (b. 1863)
1933
Wilhelm Cuno, German lawyer and politician, Chancellor of Germany (b. 1876)
1933
Jack Pickford, Canadian-American actor, director, and producer (b. 1896)
1931
Joseph Joffre, French general (b. 1852)
1927
Carl David Tolmé Runge, German physicist and mathematician (b. 1856)
1923
Jaroslav Hašek, Czech journalist and author (b. 1883)
1922
Wilhelm Voigt, German criminal (b. 1849)
1916
Grenville M. Dodge, American general and politician (b. 1831)
1915
James Elroy Flecker, English poet, author, and playwright (b. 1884)
1911
Alexandros Papadiamantis, Greek author and poet (b. 1851)
1903
Alois Hitler, Austrian civil servant (b. 1837)
1895
James Merritt Ives, American lithographer and businessman, co-founded Currier and Ives (b. 1824)
1882
William Harrison Ainsworth, English author (b. 1805)
1875
Pierre Larousse, French lexicographer and publisher (b. 1817)
1871
Kuriakose Elias Chavara, Indian priest and saint (b. 1805)
1826
Louis-Gabriel Suchet, French general (b. 1770)
1795
Josiah Wedgwood, English potter, founded the Wedgwood Company (b. 1730)
1785
Baldassare Galuppi, Italian composer (b. 1706)
1779
Claude Bourgelat, French surgeon and lawyer (b. 1712)
1777
William Leslie, Scottish captain (b. 1751)
1743
Ferdinando Galli-Bibiena, Italian painter and architect (b. 1657)
1705
Luca Giordano, Italian painter and illustrator (b. 1634)
1701
Louis I, prince of Monaco (b. 1642)
1670
George Monck, 1st Duke of Albemarle, English general and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (b. 1608)
1656
Mathieu Molé, French politician (b. 1584)
1641
Jeremiah Horrocks, English astronomer and mathematician (b. 1618)
1571
Joachim II Hector, Elector of Brandenburg (b. 1505)
1543
Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo, Portuguese explorer and navigator (b. 1499)
1501
Ali-Shir Nava'i, Turkic poet, linguist, and mystic (b. 1441)
1437
Catherine of Valois, queen consort of Henry V (b. 1401)
1322
Philip V, king of France (b. 1292)
1098
Walkelin, Norman bishop of Winchester
1028
Fujiwara no Michinaga, Japanese nobleman (b. 966)
1027
Fujiwara no Yukinari, Japanese calligrapher (b. 972)
661
Benjamin I, patriarch of Alexandria
323
Yuan of Yin, Chinese emperor (b. 276)
236
Anterus, pope of the Catholic Church

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