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On This Day in History:  January 5

January 5 is the 5th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. 360 days remain until the end of the year (361 in leap years).

Lottery News On This Day

2019
Mother of 3 claims $39.5 million Lotto Max jackpot. A Canadian woman has become almost $40 million richer, all because she decided to brave the crowds on Boxing Day.
2019
EuroMillions lottery winners to share £115 million prize with family and friends. When Frances and Patrick Connolly realized they had won a EuroMillions jackpot worth £115 million (US$131 million), they sat in silence and stared at each other for 10 minutes, then made a cup of tea.
2018
$570 MILLION: Powerball sales surge prompts jackpot increase. Due to larger than expected sales volume, the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL) has raised the official Powerball lottery jackpot estimate for Saturday's drawing to $570 million.
2018
North Dakota lottery sales plummet $8M in last fiscal year. Smaller Powerball jackpots during the last fiscal year are being blamed for a 22 percent decrease in North Dakota lottery ticket sales, according to the state's lottery directory, although independent analysis shows worst-in-the-nation performance, even compared to neighboring states.
2018
What all lottery players should know if they win nearly $1B Mega Millions, Powerball jackpots. One lucky winner could be hours away from taking home one of the largest jackpots in Mega Millions or Powerball history.
2016
$450 MILLION: Powerball sales bonanza sparks early jackpot increase. Due to larger than expected sales volume, the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL) has raised the official Powerball lottery jackpot estimate for Wednesday's drawing to $450 million.
2016
Lottery winner describes his "freak-out" moment. Last Saturday evening, an Idaho man had a self-described "freak-out" moment after he began checking his Idaho $1,000,000 Raffle tickets for winners.
2015
$14.5M Texas Lotto jackpot claimed. The winning ticket for the $14.5 million New Year's Eve Lotto Texas drawing was claimed today at the Texas Lottery's headquarters in Austin.
2015
N.M. man told $500k winning lottery ticket a 'misprint'. A New Mexico man thought he won big bucks on a lottery scratcher only to find out it was a misprint.
2011
The Jackpot has Landed. After a lottery ticket buying frenzy swept across America this week, the massive, seemingly unstoppable Mega Millions jackpot has finally been taken down.
2010
N.Y. Mega Millions lottery winners claim prize. The winners of the $162 million Mega Millions jackpot have been identified and will meet the public in a news conference later this week, lottery officials said Monday.
2010
Store manager charged after winning lottery. An Indiana woman who won $1 million on a scratch-off lottery game will be serving probation instead of spending her winnings.
2010
Arizona Lottery's Millionaire Raffle drawing results. The Arizona Lottery conducted its fifth raffle drawing Monday, awarding more than $3 million in total cash prizes, including one $1 million grand prize.
2009
Michigan Lottery celebrates 10th raffle drawing. The Michigan Lottery's Millionaire Raffle is back in action, now with its tenth drawing conducted.
2007
N.J. Lottery breaks weekly sales record. The New Jersey Lottery today announced that it had a record-breaking week for instant-ticket sales at the end of 2006.
2007
Virginia Lottery adds Sunday drawings. In an effort to ward off losses to North Carolina, the Virginia Lottery is adding Sunday drawings, starting this weekend.
2005
Mega Millions Jackpot Grows to $80 Million. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery grew to $80 million Wednesday.
2005
Lottery company keeping Jamaica on hold. Four years after being granted a lottery licence, and after one false start, Telefun International is yet to begin operating in the Jamaican market, the directors apparently having failed so far to raise the capital to float their games.
2005
New South Dakota Lottery Chief Named. Norm Lingle of Pierre has been named the new director of South Dakota Lottery.
2005
NY woman loses $25,000 through phone lottery scam. A 71-year-old Clarkstown, New York woman was cheated out of $25,000 through a phony telephone lottery scam, Clarkstown police said yesterday.
2005
Mass. Lottery sponsors Red Sox trophy tour. The Red Sox and the Massachusetts State Lottery held a press conference at Fenway Park on Tuesday to announce a partnership in which the Lottery will be the presenting sponsor of the World Series Trophy tour.
2004
OH-NO!" Woman claims $162 million Mega Millions ticket lost. A Cleveland woman has told police she picked the winning numbers for the $162 million Mega Millions lottery jackpot but lost the ticket before the drawing, according to a police report.
2004
Vermont woman is first Tri-State Megabucks jackpot winner of 2004. How's this for a great start to the New Year: Madelyne Wight of Vergennes, Vermont claimed $2,084,503 in cash this morning after she correctly picked the winning numbers in the December 31 Tri-State Megabucks drawing.
2004
International Lottery Game Collapses. 20 states won't be getting millions of dollars in new revenue from a high-jackpot lottery after plans for the proposed international game collapsed.
2004
Lucky charms' effectiveness 'all in the mind'. Researchers have found that lucky charms work but only in the minds of those who carry them.
2004
Texas lottery winner takes $8.8 million. A Texas City resident recently claimed the $29 million lottery ticket that was sold at a local convenience store in November.
2004
Tennessee must decide on use of unclaimed lottery prizes. The law that created the Tennessee lottery requires that half of all unclaimed winnings go back into the prize pool at the end of each fiscal year, while the rest is placed in a special account for after-school programs.
2004
Paul, lottery team working overtime. Tennessee Lottery employees received little time off during the holidays as the upstart corporation works overtime to see ticket sales begin prior to next month's deadline.
2004
One Ticket Won $88 Million SuperLotto Plus Jackpot. One ticket won Saturday night's California SuperLotto Plus jackpot of $88 million by matching all six numbers -- 5, 9, 13, 16, 21 and Mega Number 4.
2004
Powerball won't be only lottery option. When North Dakota's new lottery begins selling Powerball tickets on March 25, it will represent only the first sample of a gambling assortment that state officials plan to offer this year.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$559.7 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 6, 2018
2.$524.1 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 6, 2016
3.$451 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jan 5, 2018
4.$258 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 8, 2020
5.$206 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jan 6, 2015
6.€127 Million
US$173 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jan 7, 2014
7.$146 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 7, 2015
8.$145 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jan 5, 2016
9.$117 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jan 6, 2017
10.$115 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 6, 2007
11.€88 Million
US$106.5 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jan 6, 2006
12.$105 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 7, 2009
13.€78 Million
US$102.47 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jan 5, 2007
14.$102 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jan 5, 2007
15.€86.21 Million
US$98.19 Million
Draw Date
Jan 5, 2019
16.€81.62 Million
US$97.77 Million
Draw Date
Jan 8, 2018
17.€90 Million
US$95.01 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Jan 6, 2017
18.$94 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 7, 2017
19.€73 Million
US$93.04 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jan 6, 2012
20.€75 Million
US$82.69 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jan 7, 2020
21.$80 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jan 7, 2005
22.£52.96 Million
US$77.52 Million
United Kingdom
Lotto
Draw Date
Jan 6, 2016
23.€70.7 Million
US$74.7 Million
Draw Date
Jan 5, 2017
24.€53 Million
US$71.8 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jan 9, 2009
25.$70 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 8, 2014

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1992
Sunday, Jan 5, 1992
28 years old
1985
Saturday, Jan 5, 1985
35 years old
1978
Thursday, Jan 5, 1978
42 years old
1973
Friday, Jan 5, 1973
47 years old
1967
Thursday, Jan 5, 1967
53 years old
1967
Thursday, Jan 5, 1967
53 years old
1964
Sunday, Jan 5, 1964
56 years old
1961
Thursday, Jan 5, 1961
59 years old
1956
Thursday, Jan 5, 1956
64 years old
1956
Thursday, Jan 5, 1956
64 years old
1956
Thursday, Jan 5, 1956
64 years old
1954
Tuesday, Jan 5, 1954
66 years old
(year not provided)
(year not provided)
(year not provided)

Worldwide Events On This Day

2014
A launch of the communication satellite GSAT-14 aboard the GSLV MK.II D5 marks the first successful flight of an Indian cryogenic engine.
2005
Eris, the most massive and second-largest known dwarf planet in the Solar System, is discovered by the team of Michael E. Brown, Chad Trujillo, and David L. Rabinowitz using images originally taken on October 21, 2003, at the Palomar Observatory.
2000
Sri Lankan Civil War: Sri Lankan Tamil politician Kumar Ponnambalam is shot dead in Colombo.
1993
The oil tanker MV Braer runs aground on the coast of the Shetland Islands, spilling 84,700 tons of crude oil.
1991
Georgian forces enter Tskhinvali, the capital of South Ossetia, Georgia, opening the 1991-92 South Ossetia War.
1991
The United States Embassy to Somalia in Mogadishu is evacuated by helicopter airlift days after violence enveloped Mogadishu during the Somali Civil War
1976
The Khmer Rouge proclaim the Constitution of Democratic Kampuchea.
1976
The Troubles: Gunmen shoot dead ten Protestant civilians after stopping their minibus at Kingsmill in County Armagh, Northern Ireland, UK, allegedly as retaliation for a string of attacks on Catholic civilians in the area by Loyalists, particularly the killing of six Catholics the night before.
1975
The Tasman Bridge in Tasmania, Australia, is struck by the bulk ore carrier Lake Illawarra, killing twelve people.
1974
The warmest reliably measured temperature below the Antarctic Circle of +59 °F (+15 °C) is recorded at Vanda Station.
1972
United States President Richard Nixon orders the development of a Space Shuttle program.
1970
The 7.1 MwTonghai earthquake shakes Tonghai County, Yunnan province, China, with a maximum Mercalli intensity of X (Extreme). Between 10,000-15,621 were killed and 26,783 were injured.
1968
Alexander Dubček comes to power; "Prague Spring" begins in Czechoslovakia.
1957
In a speech given to the United States Congress, United States President Dwight D. Eisenhower announces the establishment of what will later be called the Eisenhower Doctrine.
1953
The play Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett is first performed.
1950
In the Sverdlovsk air disaster, all 19 of those on board were killed, including almost the entire national ice hockey team (VVS Moscow) of the Soviet Air Force - 11 players, as well as a team doctor and a masseur.
1949
United States President Harry S. Truman unveils his Fair Deal program.
1945
The Soviet Union recognizes the new pro-Soviet government of Poland.
1944
The Daily Mail becomes the first transoceanic newspaper.
1933
Construction of the Golden Gate Bridge begins in San Francisco Bay.
1925
Nellie Tayloe Ross of Wyoming becomes the first female governor in the United States.
1919
The German Workers' Party, which would become the Nazi Party, is founded.
1914
The Ford Motor Company announces an eight-hour workday and minimum daily wage of $5 in salary plus bonuses subject to restrictions and imposed "character standards."
1913
First Balkan War: During the Battle of Lemnos, Greek admiral Pavlos Kountouriotis forces the Turkish fleet to retreat to its base within the Dardanelles, from which it did not venture for the rest of the war.
1912
The Prague Party Conference takes place.
1911
Kappa Alpha Psi, the world's third oldest and largest black fraternity, is founded at Indiana University.
1895
Dreyfus affair: French army officer Alfred Dreyfus is stripped of his rank and sentenced to life imprisonment on Devil's Island.
1882
Charles J. Guiteau is found guilty of assassinating US President James A. Garfield, and is sentenced to death by hanging.
1875
The Palais Garnier, one of the most famous opera houses in the world, is inaugurated in Paris.
1846
The United States House of Representatives votes to stop sharing the Oregon Territory with the United Kingdom.
1781
American Revolutionary War: Richmond, Virginia, is burned by Britishnaval forces led by Benedict Arnold.
1757
Louis XV of France survives an assassination attempt by Robert-François Damiens, the last person to be executed in France by drawing and quartering, the traditional and gruesome form of capital punishment used for regicides.
1675
Battle of Colmar: The French army beats Brandenburg.
1664
Maratha forces under Chhatrapati Shivaji defeat the Mughals in the Battle of Surat.
1477
Battle of Nancy: Charles the Bold is defeated and killed in a conflict with René II, Duke of Lorraine; the Burgundy subsequently becomes part of France.

Births On This Day

1994
Lachlan Fitzgibbon, Australian rugby league player
1994
Tyrone Phillips, Australian rugby league player
1993
Stefan Rzadzinski, Canadian race car driver
1991
Denis Alibec, Romanian footballer
1991
Soner Aydoğdu, Turkish footballer
1991
Eric Fisher, American football player
1991
Daniel Pacheco, Spanish footballer
1990
José Iglesias, Cuban baseball player
1990
Mark Nicholls, Australian rugby league player
1989
Krisztián Németh, Hungarian footballer
1988
Azizulhasni Awang, Malaysian track cyclist
1988
Luke Daniels, English footballer
1988
Mario de Luna, Mexican footballer
1987
Dexter Bean, American NASCAR driver
1986
Deepika Padukone, Indian actress
1985
Diego Vera, Uruguayan footballer
1984
Derrick Atkins, Bahamian sprinter
1984
Diego Gómez, Argentine-French footballer
1984
Matt Ballin, Australian rugby league player
1982
Takashi Aizawa, Japanese footballer
1982
Janica Kostelić, Croatian skier
1982
Benoît Vaugrenard, French cyclist
1981
Deadmau5 (Joel Thomas Zimmerman), Canadian musician
1980
Luke Bailey, Australian rugby league player
1980
Brad Meyers, Australian rugby league player
1980
Sebastian Deisler, German footballer
1979
Kyle Calder, Canadian ice hockey player
1979
Giuseppe Gibilisco, Italian pole vaulter
1978
January Jones, American actress
1978
Franck Montagny, French race car driver
1977
Gavin Lester, Australian rugby league player
1976
Diego Tristán, Spanish footballer
1976
Matt Wachter, American bass player
1975
Bradley Cooper, American actor and producer
1975
Warrick Dunn, American football player
1975
Mike Grier, American ice hockey player and scout
1974
Iwan Thomas, Welsh sprinter and coach
1973
Uday Chopra, Bollywood actor, producer, screenwriter and assistant director
1972
Philip Davies, English politician
1972
Sakis Rouvas, Greek singer-songwriter, producer, and actor
1971
Stian Carstensen, Norwegian multi-instrumentalist and composer
1970
Nigel Gaffey, Australian rugby league player
1969
Marilyn Manson, American singer-songwriter, actor, and director
1969
Shaun Micheel, American golfer
1968
Carrie Ann Inaba, American actress, dancer, and choreographer
1968
Joé Juneau, Canadian ice hockey player and engineer
1967
Joe Flanigan, American actor
1966
Kate Schellenbach, American drummer
1966
Steve Tuttle, Canadian ice hockey player
1965
Ricky Paull Goldin, American actor and producer
1965
Vinnie Jones, English footballer and actor
1965
Patrik Sjöberg, Swedish high jumper
1964
Grant Young, American drummer
1963
Jeff Fassero, American baseball player and coach
1962
Suzy Amis, American actress and model
1962
Danny Jackson, American baseball player and manager
1962
Andrew Rawnsley, English journalist and author
1961
Iris DeMent, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1961
Rachel Hardiman, Irish cricketer
1960
Steve Jones, English captain and pilot
1960
Glenn Strömberg, Swedish footballer and sportscaster
1959
Clancy Brown, American actor
1959
Nancy Delahunt, Canadian curler
1958
Ron Kittle, American baseball player and manager
1957
Kevin Hastings, Australian rugby league player and trainer
1956
Frank-Walter Steinmeier, German academic and politician, 14th Vice-Chancellor of Germany
1955
Mamata Banerjee, Indian lawyer and politician, Chief Minister of West Bengal
1955
Jacob Hård, Swedish journalist
1955
Mohsen Sazegara, Iranian journalist and politician
1954
Alex English, American basketball player and coach
1954
László Krasznahorkai, Hungarian author and screenwriter
1953
Pamela Sue Martin, American actress
1953
Mike Rann, English-Australian journalist and politician, 44th Premier of South Australia
1953
George Tenet, American civil servant and academic, 18th Director of Central Intelligence
1953
Tony Tan Caktiong, Chinese Filipino entrepreneur & CEO of Jollibee
1952
Uli Hoeneß, German footballer and manager
1950
Ioan P. Culianu, Romanian historian, philosopher, and author (d. 1991)
1950
Peter Goldsmith, Baron Goldsmith, English lawyer and politician, Attorney General for England and Wales
1950
John Manley, Canadian lawyer and politician, 8th Deputy Prime Minister of Canada
1950
Charlie Richmond, Canadian sound designer and engineer
1950
Chris Stein, American guitarist, songwriter, and producer
1950
Krzysztof Wielicki, Polish mountaineer
1948
Ted Lange, American actor
1947
Mike DeWine, American lawyer and politician, 59th Lieutenant Governor of Ohio
1946
Diane Keaton, American actress, director, and businesswoman
1945
Roger Spottiswoode, Canadian-English director and producer
1945
Sam Wyche, American football player and coach
1944
Ed Rendell, American lieutenant and politician, 45th Governor of Pennsylvania
1943
Mary Gaudron, Australian lawyer and judge
1943
Murtaz Khurtsilava, Georgian footballer and manager
1942
Jan Leeming, English TV presenter and newsreader
1942
Maurizio Pollini, Italian pianist and conductor
1942
Charlie Rose, American journalist and talk show host
1941
Bob Cunis, New Zealand cricketer (d. 2008)
1941
Chuck McKinley, American tennis player (d. 1986)
1941
Hayao Miyazaki, Japanese animator, director, and screenwriter
1941
Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, Indian cricketer and coach (d. 2011)
1940
Athol Guy, Australian singer-songwriter and bassist
1939
M. E. H. Maharoof, Sri Lankan politician (d. 1997)
1938
Juan Carlos I of Spain
1938
Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o, Kenyan author and playwright
1936
Florence King, American journalist and memoirist (d. 2016)
1936
Terry Lineen, New Zealand rugby player
1934
Phil Ramone, South African-American songwriter and producer, co-founded A & R Recording (d. 2013)
1934
Murli Manohar Joshi, Indian Politician, One of the founder leader of the BJP, Education Minister of India
1932
Umberto Eco, Italian novelist, literary critic, and philosopher (d. 2016)
1932
Chuck Noll, American football player and coach (d. 2014)
1931
Alvin Ailey, American dancer and choreographer, founded the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (d. 1989)
1931
Alfred Brendel, Austrian pianist, poet, and author
1931
Robert Duvall, American actor and director
1930
Al Masini, American screenwriter and producer (d. 2010)
1929
Wilbert Harrison, American R&B singer, pianist, guitarist and harmonica player (d. 1994)
1929
Aulis Rytkönen, Finnish footballer and manager (d. 2014)
1928
Imtiaz Ahmed, Pakistani cricketer (d. 2016)
1928
Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, Pakistani lawyer and politician, 4th President of Pakistan (d. 1979)
1928
Walter Mondale, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 42nd Vice President of the United States
1927
Sivaya Subramuniyaswami, American guru and author, founded Iraivan Temple (d. 2001)
1926
Veikko Karvonen, Finnish runner (d. 2007)
1926
W. D. Snodgrass, American poet (d. 2009)
1926
Hosea Williams, American businessman and activist (d. 2000)
1923
Sam Phillips, American radio host and producer, founded Sun Records (d. 2003)
1922
Anthony Synnot, Australian admiral (d. 2001)
1921
Friedrich Dürrenmatt, Swiss author and playwright (d. 1990)
1921
Jean, Grand Duke of Luxembourg, Luxembourgish soldier and aristocrat
1921
John H. Reed, American politician and diplomat, 67th Governor of Maine (d. 2012)
1920
Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, Italian pianist and educator (d. 1995)
1919
Hector Abhayavardhana, Sri Lankan theorist and politician (d. 2012)
1919
Severino Gazzelloni, Italian flute player (d. 1992)
1919
Herb Peterson, American businessman (d. 2008)
1917
Lucienne Day, English textile designer (d. 2010)
1917
Francis L. Kellogg, American businessman and diplomat (d. 2006)
1917
Wieland Wagner, German director and producer (d. 1966)
1917
Jane Wyman, American actress (d. 2007)
1915
Arthur H. Robinson, Canadian geographer and cartographer (d. 2004)
1914
Nicolas de Staël, Russian-French painter and illustrator (d. 1955)
1914
George Reeves, American actor and director (d. 1959)
1913
Nejat Eczacıbaşı, Turkish-American chemist, businessman, and philanthropist, founded Eczacıbaşı (d. 1993)
1911
Jean-Pierre Aumont, French actor and screenwriter (d. 2001)
1910
Hugh Brannum, American actor and singer (d. 1987)
1910
Jack Lovelock, New Zealand runner and journalist (d. 1949)
1909
Lucienne Bloch, Swiss-American sculptor, painter, and photographer (d. 1995)
1909
Stephen Cole Kleene, American mathematician and computer scientist (d. 1994)
1908
George Dolenz, Italian-American actor (d. 1963)
1906
Kathleen Kenyon, English archaeologist and academic (d. 1978)
1904
Jeane Dixon, American astrologer and psychic (d. 1997)
1904
Erika Morini, Austrian violinist (d. 1995)
1903
Harold Gatty, Australian pilot and navigator (d. 1957)
1902
Hubert Beuve-Méry, French journalist (d. 1989)
1902
Stella Gibbons, English journalist and author (d. 1989)
1900
Yves Tanguy, French-American painter (d. 1955)
1897
Kiyoshi Miki, Japanese philosopher and author (d. 1945)
1895
Alberto Massimino, Italian automotive engineer (d. 1975)
1893
Paramahansa Yogananda, Indian-American guru and philosopher (d. 1952)
1892
Agnes von Kurowsky, American nurse (d. 1984)
1886
Markus Reiner, Israeli physicist and engineer (d. 1976)
1885
Humbert Wolfe, Italian-English poet and civil servant (d. 1940)
1882
Herbert Bayard Swope, American journalist (d. 1958)
1882
Dorothy Levitt, English race car driver and journalist (d. 1922)
1881
Pablo Gargallo, Spanish sculptor and painter (d. 1934)
1880
Nikolai Medtner, Russian pianist and composer (d. 1951)
1879
Hans Eppinger, Austrian physician and academic (d. 1946)
1879
Marcel Tournier, French harp player and composer (d. 1951)
1876
Konrad Adenauer, German lawyer and politician, Chancellor of West Germany (d. 1967)
1874
Joseph Erlanger, American physiologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1965)
1871
Frederick Converse, American composer and academic (d. 1940)
1867
Dimitrios Gounaris, Greek lawyer and politician, 94th Prime Minister of Greece (d. 1922)
1865
Julio Garavito Armero, Colombian astronomer, mathematician, and engineer (d. 1920)
1865
Ban Johnson, American businessman, founded the American League (d. 1931)
1864
Bob Caruthers, American baseball player and manager (d. 1911)
1855
King Camp Gillette, American businessman, founded the Gillette Company (d. 1932)
1846
Rudolf Christoph Eucken, German philosopher and author, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1926)
1846
Mariam Baouardy, Syrian Roman Catholic nun; later canonized (d. 1878)
1838
Camille Jordan, French mathematician and academic (d. 1922)
1834
William John Wills, English surgeon and explorer (d. 1861)
1808
Anton Füster, Austrian priest and activist (d. 1881)
1793
Harvey Putnam, American lawyer and politician (d. 1855)
1779
Stephen Decatur, American commander (d. 1820)
1779
Zebulon Pike, American general and explorer (d. 1813)
1767
Jean-Baptiste Say, French economist and academic (d. 1832)
1735
Claude Martin, French-English general and explorer (d. 1800)
1717
William Barrington, 2nd Viscount Barrington, English politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer (d. 1793)
1679
Pietro Filippo Scarlatti, Italian organist and composer (d. 1750)
1640
Paolo Lorenzani, Italian composer (d. 1713)
1620
Miklós Zrínyi, Croatian military commander (d. 1664)
1614
Archduke Leopold Wilhelm of Austria (d. 1662)
1592
Shah Jahan, Mughal emperor (d. 1666)
1587
Xu Xiake, Chinese geographer and explorer (d. 1641)
1576
Anne Turner, English murderer (d. 1615)
1548
Francisco Suárez, Spanish priest, philosopher, and theologian (d. 1617)
1530
Gaspar de Bono, monk of the Order of the Minims (d. 1571)
1425
Henry IV of Castile (d. 1474)
1209
Richard, 1st Earl of Cornwall, English-German king (d. 1272)

Deaths On This Day

2018
Asghar Khan, Pakistani three star general and politician (b. 1921)
2018
John Young, American captain, engineer, and astronaut (b. 1930)
2018
Thomas Bopp, American astronomer best known as the co-discoverer of comet Hale-Bopp (b. 1949)
2018
Karin von Aroldingen, German ballerina (b. 1941)
2017
Jill Saward, English rape victim and activist (b. 1965)
2016
Pierre Boulez, French pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1925)
2016
Jean-Paul L'Allier, Canadian journalist and politician, 38th Mayor of Quebec City (b. 1938)
2015
Jean-Pierre Beltoise, French race car driver and motorcycle racer (b. 1937)
2015
Bernard Joseph McLaughlin, American bishop (b. 1912)
2014
Eusébio, Mozambican-Portuguese footballer and manager (b. 1942)
2014
Philippe Boiry, French journalist (b. 1927)
2014
Carmen Zapata, American actress (b. 1927)
2012
Isaac Díaz Pardo, Spanish painter and sculptor (b. 1920)
2012
Frederica Sagor Maas, American author, playwright, and screenwriter (b. 1900)
2010
Willie Mitchell, American singer-songwriter, trumpet player, and producer (b. 1928)
2010
Kenneth Noland, American painter (b. 1924)
2009
Griffin Bell, American lawyer and politician, 72nd United States Attorney General (b. 1918)
2007
Momofuku Ando, Taiwanese-Japanese businessman, founded Nissin Foods (b. 1910)
2006
Merlyn Rees, Welsh educator and politician, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (b. 1920)
2005
Danny Sugerman, American talent manager and author (b. 1954)
2004
Norman Heatley, English biologist and chemist, co-developed penicillin (b. 1911)
2003
Roy Jenkins, Welsh politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer (b. 1920)
2000
Kumar Ponnambalam, Sri Lankan Tamil lawyer and politician (b. 1938)
1998
Sonny Bono, American singer-songwriter, producer, actor, and politician (b. 1935)
1997
André Franquin, Belgian author and illustrator (b. 1924)
1997
Burton Lane, American composer and songwriter (b. 1912)
1994
Elmar Lipping, Estonian commander and politician, Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs in exile (b. 1906)
1994
Tip O'Neill, American lawyer and politician, 55th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (b. 1912)
1991
Vasko Popa, Serbian poet and academic (b. 1922)
1990
Arthur Kennedy, American actor (b. 1914)
1988
Pete Maravich, American basketball player (b. 1947)
1987
Margaret Laurence, Canadian author and academic (b. 1926)
1987
Herman Smith-Johannsen, Norwegian-Canadian skier (b. 1875)
1985
Robert L. Surtees, American cinematographer (b. 1906)
1982
Hans Conried, American actor (b. 1917)
1982
Edmund Herring, Australian general and politician, 7th Chief Justice of Victoria (b. 1892)
1981
Harold Urey, American chemist and astronomer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1893)
1981
Lanza del Vasto, Italian poet and philosopher (b. 1901)
1979
Billy Bletcher, American actor, singer, and screenwriter (b. 1894)
1979
Charles Mingus, American bassist, composer, bandleader (b. 1922)
1978
Wyatt Emory Cooper, American author and screenwriter (b. 1927)
1976
John A. Costello, Irish lawyer and politician, 3rd Taoiseach of Ireland (b. 1891)
1974
Lev Oborin, Russian pianist and educator (b. 1907)
1972
Tevfik Rüştü Aras, Turkish physician and politician, 6th Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1883)
1971
Douglas Shearer, Canadian-American sound designer and engineer (b. 1899)
1970
Max Born, German physicist and mathematician, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1882)
1970
Roberto Gerhard, Catalan composer and scholar (b. 1896)
1963
Rogers Hornsby, American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1896)
1956
Mistinguett, French actress and singer (b. 1875)
1954
Rabbit Maranville, American baseball player and manager (b. 1891)
1952
Victor Hope, 2nd Marquess of Linlithgow, Scottish colonel and politician, 46th Governor-General of India (b. 1887)
1952
Hristo Tatarchev, Bulgarian-Italian physician and activist (b. 1869)
1951
Soh Jaipil, South Korean-American journalist and activist (b. 1864)
1951
Andrei Platonov, Russian journalist and author (b. 1899)
1947
Charles Schlee, Danish-American cyclist (b. 1873)
1943
George Washington Carver, American botanist, educator, and inventor (b. 1864)
1942
Tina Modotti, Italian photographer, model, actress, and activist (b. 1896)
1941
Amy Johnson, English pilot (b. 1903)
1933
Calvin Coolidge, American lawyer and politician, 30th President of the United States (b. 1872)
1922
Ernest Shackleton, Anglo-Irish sailor and explorer (b. 1874)
1917
Isobel Lilian Gloag, English painter (b. 1865)
1910
Léon Walras, French-Swiss economist and academic (b. 1834)
1904
Karl Alfred von Zittel, German paleontologist and geologist (b. 1839)
1899
Ezra Otis Kendall, American professor, astronomer and mathematician (b. 1818)
1888
Henri Herz, Austrian pianist and composer (b. 1803)
1885
Peter Christen Asbjørnsen, Norwegian author and scholar (b. 1812)
1883
Charles Tompson, Australian poet and public servant (b. 1806)
1860
John Neumann, Czech-American bishop and saint (b. 1811)
1858
Joseph Radetzky von Radetz, Austrian field marshal (b. 1766)
1846
Alfred Thomas Agate, American painter and illustrator (b. 1812)
1845
Robert Smirke, English painter and illustrator (b. 1753)
1823
George Johnston, Scottish-Australian colonel and politician, Lieutenant Governor of New South Wales (b. 1764)
1796
Samuel Huntington, American jurist and politician, 18th Governor of Connecticut (b. 1731)
1771
John Russell, 4th Duke of Bedford, English politician, Secretary of State for the Southern Department (b. 1710)
1762
Elizabeth of Russia (b. 1709)
1740
Antonio Lotti, Italian composer and educator (b. 1667)
1713
Jean Chardin, French explorer and author (b. 1643)
1625
Simon Marius, German astronomer (b. 1573)
1589
Catherine de' Medici, queen of Henry II of France (b. 1519)
1580
Anna Sibylle of Hanau-Lichtenberg, German noblewoman (b. 1542)
1578
Giulio Clovio, Dalmatian painter (b. 1498)
1527
Felix Manz, Swiss martyr (b. 1498)
1524
Marko Marulić, Croatian poet (b. 1450)
1477
Charles, Duke of Burgundy (b. 1433)
1465
Charles, Duke of Orléans (b. 1394)
1448
Christopher of Bavaria (b. 1416)
1400
John Montacute, 3rd Earl of Salisbury, English politician (b. 1350)
1382
Philippa Plantagenet, Countess of Ulster (b. 1355)
1173
Bolesław IV the Curly, High Duke of Poland (b. 1120)
1113
Ulrich I, Duke of Brno, Moravian ruler
1066
Edward the Confessor, English king (b. 1004)
941
Zhang Yanhan, Chinese chancellor (b. 884)
842
Al-Mu'tasim, Abbasid caliph (b. 796)

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