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On This Day in History:  July 21

July 21 is the 202nd day of the year (203rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 163 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2020
Texas Lottery introduces new in-lane option for purchasing lottery tickets. For the first time in the United States, players can buy their Powerball and Mega Millions lottery tickets printed on cash register receipt paper.
2018
$493 MILLION: 5th-largest Mega Millions lottery jackpot of all time. After 22 drawings without a jackpot winner, the multi-state Mega Millions lottery game now boasts a swelling jackpot of nearly a half-billion dollars that could instantly put someone among the wealthiest people on the planet.
2017
Man sues California Lottery for not honoring winning $5M Scratcher ticket. A Long Beach resident is suing the California State Lottery Commission and a local liquor store for failing to honor a winning Scratchers ticket worth $5 million.
2016
Alabama lawmaker pushing for lottery vote on Nov. ballot. A lottery vote in Alabama in November? One lawmaker says he wants that to be a reality.
2016
Georgia Lottery transfers record-breaking $1.097B to education. The Georgia Lottery has transferred a record-breaking $1,097,567,000 to education for the 2016 fiscal year.
2015
20 co-workers share largest Lotto Max jackpot ever. A $55 million (US$42.4 million) Lotto Max jackpot, the largest in Quebec's history, went to a group of workers in Boucherville, with each taking home $2.75 million.
2010
Thieves try to cash stolen S.C. lottery tickets in N.C.. A Gastonia, N.C., woman accused of stealing scratch-off lottery tickets from a Clover Mini-Mart tried to retrieve prize money in North Carolina and successfully cashed 27 winners in South Carolina before being caught.
2010
Arkansas Lottery raffle bonus prizes failed to register. 45 Arkansas Lottery players who purchased Arkansas Million Dollar Raffle tickets are owed $20.
2010
What a mess: B.C. Lottery Corp. shuts down gambling site. The B.C. Lottery Corp. disabled its online gambling site last week because the accounts belonging to 134 users had been compromised, organization president and CEO Michael Graydon said Tuesday.
2008
Engineer plays fortune cookie lottery numbers and wins the jackpot. A 23-year-old engineer beat million-to-one odds to win a share of the top prize in the National Lottery using the numbers from a fortune cookie handed to him four years ago.
2008
Britain's first nudist Lottery winners enjoying their win. After winning a small fortune playing the Lottery, most winners would find it hard to resist spending a few thousand upgrading their wardrobe. Not Brian Tucker and Margaret Dallard. They are, after all, nudists, and generally doesn't have much use for clothes.
2006
Powerball lottery jackpot soars to $116 million. Because there was no grand prize winner in Wednesday evening's drawing, the Powerball jackpot for the Saturday, July 22nd drawing is now $116 million, with a cash option of $52.9 million.
2006
Michigan Lottery Employee Arrested for Stealing Tickets. A Michigan Lottery employee was facing larceny and embezzlement charges for his alleged scheme to steal scratch-off tickets, Thursday.
2006
Dad, son step up as $1 million lottery winners. Weeks of small-town speculation ended yesterday when the Pennsylvania Lottery Commission confirmed a West Pennsboro Twp. family won $1 million on a ticket sold at the local pharmacy.
2006
Texas lottery raises concerns over GTECH's practices, ethics. GTECH Holding Corp.'s stock plummeted as much as 14 percent yesterday morning before rebounding after the Texas Lottery Commission and the Texas Department of Public Safety raised concerns about the company's business practices and ethical integrity.
2006
Don’t turn the voting process into a lottery. The concept of turning the voting process into a lottery as proposed by an Arizona politician is a bad idea, for many reasons.
2006
All Gambling operators' eyes on BETonSPORTS hearing. Forth Worth, Texas, is the center of attention for the entire online gambling world today. Operators, executives, investors, financial advisors anxiously wait the outcome of David Carruthers' detention hearing which will take place this morning in Forth Worth.
2006
Net gambling ban bill set for Senate strife. Early reports that the bill to ban Internet gambling will not be voted on in the Senate before their recess starts August 4th were contracted by a top aide to US Senate majority leader Bill Frist, who said on Thursday that they are trying to arrange a vote before the recess.
2006
Online Gambling Conference Shuts Down After Arrests. The recent arrest of a online gaming executive seems to have spooked online gaming executives. A major gaming conference, scheduled for next week in Las Vegas, has been cancelled.
2006
Responsible gamblers threatened by anti-gambling bill. If the U.S. Congress gets it way, responsible Internet gamblers may be cutoff from their freedom to make a living.
2004
Missouri Lottery Ignites Controversy with Computerized Drawings. Falling in lockstep with a controversial industry trend, the Missouri Lottery decided to change its lottery drawings from mechanical lottery ball machines to a random number generator computer system.
2004
Mega Millions lottery jackpot jumps to $47 million. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery grew to $47 million today.
2004
Lucky Iraq vet scratches way to lottery riches. Just back from a tour of duty in Iraq, a Norwood, Massachusetts National Guardsman was welcomed home by Lady Luck - netting $140,000 a year for life from a state Lottery scratch ticket.
2004
MORT CRIM: Lottery winners can become losers. A little digging into the lives of several lottery winners reveals that hitting the lottery jackpot does not necessarily lead to happily ever after.
2004
Tennessee lottery marks six-month anniversary. The Tennessee Lottery celebrated its six-month anniversary this week, having raised more than enough money to pay for college scholarships for good students. But the executives who run the lottery are still hearing criticism from legislators that they make too much money and get too many perks.
2004
Missouri man wins $11.6 million lottery jackpot. A construction worker from the eastern Missouri town Wentzville had an extra dollar while grocery shopping and decided to buy a Missouri Lotto ticket.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$543 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jul 24, 2018
2.$391.1 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 23, 2016
3.$248 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jul 21, 2017
4.€193.54 Million
US$216.03 Million
Draw Date
Jul 23, 2019
5.$205 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 22, 2017
6.$170 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jul 22, 2005
7.$168 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jul 23, 2019
8.$166 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 24, 2013
9.$152 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jul 21, 2015
10.€112 Million
US$135.33 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jul 24, 2012
11.$130 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 21, 2018
12.$125 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 22, 1998
12.$125 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jul 22, 2008
14.€110.83 Million
US$122.15 Million
Draw Date
Jul 21, 2016
15.€96 Million
US$116.92 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jul 22, 2005
16.$116 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 22, 2006
17.$113 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jul 21, 2020
18.$110 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 21, 2012
19.$106 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 22, 2020
20.$92 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 23, 2011
21.€73.76 Million
US$86.02 Million
Draw Date
Jul 22, 2017
22.$80 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 22, 2015
23.€70.54 Million
US$77.56 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Jul 22, 2016
24.$74 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 22, 2009
25.$72 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 21, 2007

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1983
Thursday, Jul 21, 1983
37 years old
1981
Tuesday, Jul 21, 1981
39 years old
1978
Friday, Jul 21, 1978
42 years old
1975
Monday, Jul 21, 1975
45 years old
1971
Wednesday, Jul 21, 1971
49 years old
1968
Sunday, Jul 21, 1968
52 years old
1964
Tuesday, Jul 21, 1964
56 years old
1961
Friday, Jul 21, 1961
59 years old
1960
Thursday, Jul 21, 1960
60 years old
1956
Saturday, Jul 21, 1956
64 years old
1956
Saturday, Jul 21, 1956
64 years old
1954
Wednesday, Jul 21, 1954
66 years old
1953
Tuesday, Jul 21, 1953
67 years old
1945
Saturday, Jul 21, 1945
75 years old
1943
Wednesday, Jul 21, 1943
77 years old
(year not provided)
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Worldwide Events On This Day

2012
Erden Eruç completes the first solo human-powered circumnavigation of the world.
2011
NASA's Space Shuttle program ends with the landing of Space Shuttle Atlantis on mission STS-135 at NASA's Kennedy Space Center.
2008
Ram Baran Yadav is declared the first president of Nepal.
2005
July 2005 London bombings occur.
2001
At the conclusion of a fireworks display on Okura Beach in Akashi, Hyōgo, Japan, 11 people are killed and more than 120 are injured when a pedestrian footbridge connecting the beach to JR Asagiri Station becomes overcrowded and people leaving the event fall down in a domino effect.
1995
Third Taiwan Strait Crisis: The People's Liberation Army begins firing missiles into the waters north of Taiwan.
1983
The world's lowest temperature in an inhabited location is recorded at Vostok Station, Antarctica at −89.2 °C (−128.6 °F).
1979
Jay Silverheels, a Mohawk actor, becomes the first Native American to have a star commemorated in the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
1977
The start of the four-day-long Libyan-Egyptian War.
1976
Christopher Ewart-Biggs, the British ambassador to the Republic of Ireland, is assassinated by the Provisional IRA.
1973
In Lillehammer, Norway, Mossad agents kill a waiter whom they mistakenly thought was involved in the 1972 Munich Olympics Massacre.
1972
The Troubles: Bloody Friday: The Provisional IRA detonate 22 bombs in central Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom in the space of 80 minutes, killing nine and injuring 130.
1970
After 11 years of construction, the Aswan High Dam in Egypt is completed.
1969
At 02:56 UTC, astronaut Neil Armstrong becomes the first person to walk on the Moon.
1961
Mercury program: Mercury-Redstone 4 Mission: Gus Grissom pilotingLiberty Bell 7 becomes the second American to go into space (in a suborbital mission).
1960
Sirimavo Bandaranaike is elected Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, becoming the world's first female head of government
1959
NS Savannah, the first nuclear-powered cargo-passenger ship, is launched as a showcase for Dwight D. Eisenhower's "Atoms for Peace" initiative.
1959
Elijah Jerry "Pumpsie" Green becomes the first African-American to play for the Boston Red Sox, the last team to integrate. He came in as a pinch runner for Vic Wertz and stayed in as shortstop in a 2-1 loss to the Chicago White Sox.
1954
First Indochina War: The Geneva Conference partitions Vietnam into North Vietnam and South Vietnam.
1952
The 7.3-MwKern County earthquake strikes Southern California with a maximum Mercalli intensity of XI (Extreme), killing 12 and injuring hundreds.
1949
The United States Senate ratifies the North Atlantic Treaty.
1944
World War II: Battle of Guam: American troops land on Guam, starting a battle that will end on August 10.
1944
World War II: Claus von Stauffenberg and fellow conspirators are tortured and executed in Berlin, Germany, for the July 20 plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler.
1925
Scopes Trial: In Dayton, Tennessee, high school biology teacher John T. Scopes is found guilty of teaching evolution in class and fined $100.
1925
Malcolm Campbell becomes the first man to exceed 150 mph (241 km/h) on land. At Pendine Sands in Wales, he drives Sunbeam 350HP built by Sunbeam at a two-way average speed of 150.33 mph (242 km/h).
1919
The dirigibleWingfoot Air Express crashes into the Illinois Trust and Savings Building in Chicago, killing 12 people.
1907
The passenger steamer SS Columbia sinks after colliding with the steam schooner San Pedro off Shelter Cove, California, killing 88 people.
1904
Louis Rigolly, a Frenchman, becomes the first man to break the 100 mph (161 km/h) barrier on land. He drove a 15-liter Gobron-Brillié in Ostend, Belgium.
1877
After rioting by Baltimore and Ohio Railroad workers and the deaths of nine rail workers at the hands of the Maryland militia, workers in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, stage a sympathy strike that is met with an assault by the state militia.
1873
At Adair, Iowa, Jesse James and the James-Younger Gang pull off the first successful train robbery in the American Old West.
1865
In the market square of Springfield, Missouri, Wild Bill Hickokshoots and killsDavis Tutt in what is regarded as the first western showdown.
1861
American Civil War: First Battle of Bull Run: At Manassas Junction, Virginia, the first major battle of the war begins and ends in a victory for the Confederate army.
1831
Inauguration of Leopold I of Belgium, first king of the Belgians.
1798
French campaign in Egypt and Syria: Napoleon's forces defeat an Ottoman-Mamluk army near Cairo in the Battle of the Pyramids.
1774
Russo-Turkish War (1768-74): Russia and the Ottoman Empire sign the Treaty of Küçük Kaynarca ending the war.
1718
The Treaty of Passarowitz between the Ottoman Empire, Austria and the Republic of Venice is signed.
1656
The Raid on Málaga takes place during the Anglo-Spanish War.
1645
Qing dynasty regent Dorgon issues an edict ordering all Han Chinese men to shave their forehead and braid the rest of their hair into a queue identical to those of the Manchus.
1568
Eighty Years' War: Battle of Jemmingen: Fernando Álvarez de Toledo, Duke of Alva defeats Louis of Nassau.
1545
The first landing of French troops on the coast of the Isle of Wight during the French invasion of the Isle of Wight.
1403
Battle of Shrewsbury: King Henry IV of England defeats rebels to the north of the county town of Shropshire, England.
1242
Battle of Taillebourg: Louis IX of France puts an end to the revolt of his vassals Henry III of England and Hugh X of Lusignan.
905
King Berengar I of Italy and a hired Hungarian army defeats the Frankish forces at Verona. King Louis III is captured and blinded for breaking his oath (see 902).
365
The 365 Crete earthquake affects the Greek island of Crete with a maximum Mercalli intensity of XI (Extreme), causing a destructive tsunami that affects the coasts of Libya and Egypt, especially Alexandria. Many thousands were killed.
285
Diocletian appoints Maximian as Caesar and co-ruler.
230
Pope Pontian succeeds Urban I as the eighteenth pope.
356 BC
The Temple of Artemis in Ephesus, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, is destroyed by arson.

Births On This Day

1996
Mikael Ingebrigtsen, Norwegian footballer
1992
Rachael Flatt, American figure skater
1991
Sara Sampaio, Portuguese model
1990
Chris Martin, English footballer
1990
Jason Roy, English cricketer
1990
Erislandy Savón, Cuban amateur heavyweight boxer
1990
Franck Elemba, Congolese athlete
1989
Rory Culkin, American actor
1989
Marco Fabián, Mexican footballer
1989
Chris Gunter, Welsh footballer
1989
Kirill Nesterov, Russian footballer
1989
Juno Temple, English actress
1988
KB, American rapper
1988
DeAndre Jordan, American basketball player
1988
Chris Mitchell, Scottish footballer (d. 2016)
1987
Bilel Mohsni, French footballer
1987
Jesús Zavala, Mexican footballer
1986
Anthony Annan, Ghanaian footballer
1986
Rebecca Ferguson, American-English singer-songwriter
1986
Jason Thompson, American basketball player
1985
Mati Lember, Estonian footballer
1985
Von Wafer, American basketball player
1984
Jurrick Juliana, Dutch footballer
1984
Liam Ridgewell, English footballer
1982
Jason Cram, Australian swimmer
1982
Mao Kobayashi, Japanese newscaster and actress (d. 2017)
1981
Paloma Faith, English singer-songwriter and actress
1981
Anabelle Langlois, Canadian figure skater
1981
Joaquín, Spanish footballer
1981
Romeo Santos, American singer-songwriter
1981
Stefan Schumacher, German cyclist
1980
Justin Griffith, American football player
1980
Sandra Laoura, French skier
1980
CC Sabathia, American baseball player
1980
Yvonne Sampson, Australian journalist and sportscaster
1979
David Carr, American football player
1979
Tamika Catchings, American basketball player
1979
Luis Ernesto Michel, Mexican footballer
1979
Andriy Voronin, Ukrainian footballer
1978
Justin Bartha, American actor
1978
Anderson da Silva Gibin, Brazilian footballer
1978
Josh Hartnett, American actor
1978
Julian Huppert, English academic and politician
1978
Damian Marley, Jamaican singer-songwriter and producer
1978
Gary Teale, Scottish footballer
1977
Paul Casey, English golfer
1976
Jaime Murray, English actress
1975
Christopher Barzak, American author and educator
1975
Cara Dillon, Irish singer-songwriter
1975
Ravindra Pushpakumara, Sri Lankan cricketer
1975
Mike Sellers, American football player
1974
Geoff Jenkins, American baseball player and coach
1974
René Reinumägi, Estonian actor, director, and screenwriter
1972
Korey Cooper, American singer and guitarist
1971
Emmanuel Bangué, French long jumper
1971
Charlotte Gainsbourg, English-French actress and singer
1971
Nitzan Shirazi, Israeli footballer and manager (d. 2014)
1970
Michael Fitzpatrick, American singer-songwriter
1969
Godfrey, American comedian and actor
1969
Klaus Graf, German race car driver
1969
Emerson Hart, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1969
Isabell Werth, German equestrian
1968
Brandi Chastain, American soccer player and sportscaster
1968
Aditya Srivastava, Indian actor
1968
Lyle Odelein, Canadian ice hockey player
1966
Arija Bareikis, American actress
1966
Sarah Waters, Welsh author and academic
1965
Guðni Bergsson, Icelandic footballer and lawyer
1965
Mike Bordick, American baseball player, coach, and sportscaster
1964
Steve Collins, Irish boxer and actor
1964
Ross Kemp, English actor and producer
1964
Jens Weißflog, German ski jumper and journalist
1963
Kevin Poole, English footballer and manager
1963
Giant Silva, Brazilian basketball player, mixed martial artist, and wrestler
1962
Victor Adebowale, Baron Adebowale, English businessman
1961
Morris Iemma, Australian politician, 40th Premier of New South Wales
1961
Jim Martin, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1960
Amar Singh Chamkila, Indian singer-songwriter (d. 1988)
1960
Veselin Matić, Serbian basketball player and coach
1960
Fritz Walter, German footballer
1959
Gene Miles, Australian rugby league player and sportscaster
1959
Reha Muhtar, Turkish journalist
1959
Paul Vautin, Australian rugby league player, coach, and sportscaster
1958
Dave Henderson, American baseball player and sportscaster (d. 2015)
1957
Stefan Löfven, Swedish trade union leader and politician, 33rd Prime Minister of Sweden
1957
Jon Lovitz, American comedian, actor, and producer
1956
Michael Connelly, American author
1955
Howie Epstein, American bass player, songwriter, and producer (d. 2003)
1955
Dannel Malloy, American lawyer and politician, 88th Governor of Connecticut
1955
Henry Priestman, English singer-songwriter, keyboard player, and producer
1955
Taco, Indonesian-born Dutch singer and entertainer
1955
Béla Tarr, Hungarian director, producer, and screenwriter
1953
Eric Bazilian, American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, arranger, and producer (The Hooters)
1953
Jeff Fatt, Australian keyboard player and actor
1953
Bernie Fraser, New Zealand rugby player
1953
Brian Talbot, English footballer and manager
1952
John Barrasso, American physician and politician
1952
Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah, Malaysian economist
1951
Richard Gozney, English politician and diplomat, 30th Lieutenant Governor of the Isle of Man, 139th Governor of Bermuda
1951
Robin Williams, American actor, singer, and producer (d. 2014)
1950
Ubaldo Fillol, Argentinian footballer and coach
1950
Susan Kramer, Baroness Kramer, English politician, Minister of State for Transport
1949
Christina Hart, American playwright and actress
1949
Hirini Melbourne, New Zealand singer-songwriter and poet (d. 2003)
1948
Art Hindle, Canadian actor and director
1948
Cat Stevens (Yusuf Islam), English singer-songwriter and guitarist
1948
Garry Trudeau, American cartoonist
1947
Chetan Chauhan, Indian cricketer and politician
1946
Ken Starr, American lawyer and judge, 39th Solicitor General of the United States
1946
Timothy Harris, American author, screenwriter and producer
1945
Wendy Cope, English poet, critic, and educator
1945
Geoff Dymock, Australian cricketer
1945
Barry Richards, South African cricketer
1944
John Atta Mills, Ghanaian lawyer and politician, 3rd President of Ghana (d. 2012)
1944
Buchi Emecheta, Nigerian author and academic (d. 2017)
1944
Paul Wellstone, American academic and politician (d. 2002)
1943
Fritz Glatz, Austrian race car driver (d. 2002)
1943
Edward Herrmann, American actor (d. 2014)
1943
Henry McCullough, Northern Irish guitarist, singer and songwriter (d. 2016)
1939
Jamey Aebersold, American saxophonist and educator
1939
Kim Fowley, American singer-songwriter, producer, and manager (d. 2015)
1939
John Negroponte, English-American diplomat, 23rd United States Ambassador to the United Nations
1938
Les Aspin, American captain and politician, 18th United States Secretary of Defense (d. 1995)
1938
Anton Kuerti, Austrian-Canadian pianist, composer, and conductor
1938
Janet Reno, American lawyer and politician, 79th United States Attorney General (d. 2016)
1937
Eduard Streltsov, Soviet footballer (d. 1990)
1935
Norbert Blüm, German businessman and politician
1935
Moe Drabowsky, Polish-American baseball player and coach (d. 2006)
1934
Chandu Borde, Indian cricketer and manager
1934
Jonathan Miller, English actor, director, and author
1933
John Gardner, American novelist, essayist, and critic (d. 1982)
1932
Kaye Stevens, American singer and actress (d. 2011)
1931
Sonny Clark, American pianist and composer (d. 1963)
1931
Plas Johnson, American saxophonist
1931
Leon Schidlowsky, Chilean-Israeli painter and composer
1930
Anand Bakshi, Indian poet and songwriter (d. 2002)
1930
Helen Merrill, American singer
1929
Bob Orton, American wrestler (d. 2006)
1928
Sky Low Low, Canadian wrestler (d. 1998)
1926
Paul Burke, American actor (d. 2009)
1926
Norman Jewison, Canadian actor, director, and producer
1926
Bill Pertwee, English actor (d. 2013)
1926
Karel Reisz, Czech-English director and producer (d. 2002)
1925
Johnny Peirson, Canadian hockey player
1924
Rahimuddin Khan, Pakistani general and politician, 7th Governor of Balochistan
1924
Don Knotts, American actor and screenwriter (d. 2006)
1923
Rudolph A. Marcus, Canadian-American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
1923
Queenie Watts, English actress and singer (d. 1980)
1922
Kay Starr, American singer (d. 2016)
1922
Mollie Sugden, English actress (d. 2009)
1921
James Cooke Brown, American sociologist and author (d. 2000)
1921
John Horsley, English actor (d. 2014)
1921
Vusamazulu Credo Mutwa, Zulu sangoma
1920
Constant Nieuwenhuys, Dutch painter, sculptor, and illustrator (d. 2005)
1920
Isaac Stern, Polish violinist and conductor (d. 2001)
1920
Jean Daniel, Algerian-French-Jewish journalist and author
1917
Alan B. Gold, Canadian lawyer and jurist (d. 2005)
1914
Aleksander Kreek, Estonian shot putter and discus thrower (d. 1977)
1911
Marshall McLuhan, Canadian author and theorist (d. 1980)
1911
Umashankar Joshi, Indian author, poet, and scholar (d. 1988)
1908
Jug McSpaden, American golfer and architect (d. 1996)
1903
Russell Lee, American photographer and journalist (d. 1986)
1903
Roy Neuberger, American businessman and financier, co-founded Neuberger Berman (d. 2010)
1900
Isadora Bennett, American theatre manager and modern dance publicity agent (d. 1980)
1899
Hart Crane, American poet (d. 1932)
1899
Ernest Hemingway, American novelist, short story writer, and journalist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1961)
1898
Sara Carter, American singer-songwriter (d. 1979)
1896
Sophie Bledsoe Aberle, Native American anthropologist, physician and nutritionist (d. 1996)
1893
Hans Fallada, German author (d. 1947)
1891
Julius Saaristo, Finnish javelin thrower and soldier (d. 1969)
1885
Jacques Feyder, Belgian actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1948)
1882
David Burliuk, Ukrainian author and illustrator (d. 1967)
1880
Milan Rastislav Štefánik, Slovak astronomer, general, and politician (d. 1919)
1875
Charles Gondouin, French rugby player and tug of war competitor (d. 1947)
1870
Emil Orlík, Czech painter, etcher, and lithographer (d. 1932)
1866
Carlos Schwabe, Swiss Symbolist painter and printmaker (d. 1926)
1863
C. Aubrey Smith, English-American cricketer and actor (d. 1948)
1858
Maria Christina of Austria (d. 1929)
1858
Lovis Corinth, German painter (d. 1925)
1858
Alfred Henry O'Keeffe, New Zealand painter and educator (d. 1941)
1816
Paul Reuter, German-English journalist, founded Reuters (d. 1899)
1811
Robert Mackenzie, Scottish-Australian politician, 3rd Premier of Queensland (d. 1873)
1810
Henri Victor Regnault, French chemist and physicist (d. 1878)
1808
Simion Bărnuțiu, Romanian historian, academic, and politician (d. 1864)
1783
Charles Tristan, marquis de Montholon, French general (d. 1853)
1710
Paul Möhring, German physician, botanist, and zoologist (d. 1792)
1693
Thomas Pelham-Holles, 1st Duke of Newcastle, English politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1768)
1664
Matthew Prior, English poet and diplomat, British Ambassador to France (d. 1721)
1654
Pedro Calungsod, Filipino catechist and sacristan; later canonized (d. 1672)
1648
John Graham, 1st Viscount Dundee, Scottish general (d. 1689)
1620
Jean Picard, French astronomer (d. 1682)
1616
Anna de' Medici, Archduchess of Austria (d. 1676)
1535
García Hurtado de Mendoza, 5th Marquis of Cañete, Royal Governor of Chile (d. 1609)
1515
Philip Neri, Italian Roman Catholic saint (d. 1595)
1476
Alfonso I d'Este, Duke of Ferrara (d. 1534)
1476
Anna Sforza, Italian noble (d. 1497)
1462
Queen Jeonghyeon, Korean royal consort (d. 1530)
1414
Pope Sixtus IV (d. 1484)
1030
Kyansittha, King of Burma (d. 1112)
541
Emperor Wen of Sui, emperor of the Sui Dynasty (d. 604)

Deaths On This Day

2018
Alene Duerk, U.S. Navy first female admiral (b.1920)
2017
John Heard, American film and television actor (b. 1946)
2016
Dennis Green, American football player and coach (b. 1949)
2015
Robert Broberg, Swedish singer-songwriter (b. 1940)
2015
E. L. Doctorow, American novelist, short story writer, and playwright (b. 1931)
2015
Nicholas Gonzalez, American physician (b. 1947)
2015
Czesław Marchaj, Polish-English sailor and academic (b. 1918)
2015
Dick Nanninga, Dutch footballer (b. 1949)
2014
Louise Abeita, Isleta Pueblo (Native American) writer, poet, and educator (b. 1926)
2014
Dan Borislow, American businessman, invented the magicJack (b. 1961)
2014
Lettice Curtis, English engineer and pilot (b. 1915)
2014
Hans-Peter Kaul, German lawyer and judge (b. 1943)
2014
Rilwanu Lukman, Nigerian engineer and politician (b. 1938)
2014
Kevin Skinner, New Zealand rugby player and boxer (b. 1927)
2013
Andrea Antonelli, Italian motorcycle racer (b. 1988)
2013
Lourembam Brojeshori Devi, Indian martial artist (b. 1981)
2013
Det de Beus, Dutch field hockey player (b. 1958)
2013
Luis Fernando Rizo-Salom, Colombian-French composer and educator (b. 1971)
2013
Fred Taylor, American football player and coach (b. 1920)
2012
Alexander Cockburn, Scottish-American journalist and author (b. 1941)
2012
Marie Kruckel, American baseball player (b. 1924)
2012
Ali Podrimja, Albanian poet and author (b. 1942)
2012
James D. Ramage, American admiral and pilot (b. 1916)
2012
Angharad Rees, English-born Welsh actress (b. 1944)
2012
Don Wilson, English cricketer and coach (b. 1937)
2010
Luis Corvalán, Chilean educator and politician (b. 1916)
2010
Ralph Houk, American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1919)
2010
John E. Irving, Canadian businessman (b. 1932)
2008
Donald Stokes, English businessman (b. 1914)
2007
Dubravko Škiljan, Croatian linguist and academic (b. 1949)
2006
Mako Iwamatsu, Japanese-American actor and singer (b. 1933)
2006
Ta Mok, Cambodian soldier and monk (b. 1926)
2005
Long John Baldry, English-Canadian singer and actor (b. 1941)
2005
Lord Alfred Hayes, English-American wrestler and manager (b. 1928)
2004
Jerry Goldsmith, American composer and conductor (b. 1929)
2004
Edward B. Lewis, American geneticist and biologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1918)
2003
John Davies, English-New Zealand runner and coach (b. 1938)
2002
Esphyr Slobodkina, Russian-American author and illustrator (b. 1908)
2000
Marc Reisner, American environmentalist and author (b. 1948)
1998
Alan Shepard, American admiral, pilot, and astronaut (b. 1923)
1998
Robert Young, American actor and singer (b. 1907)
1997
Olaf Kopvillem, Estonian-Canadian conductor and composer (b. 1926)
1994
Marijac, French author and illustrator (b. 1908)
1991
Paul Warwick, English race car driver (b. 1969)
1982
Dave Garroway, American journalist and actor (b. 1913)
1977
Lee Miller, American model and photographer (b. 1907)
1972
Ralph Craig, American sprinter and sailor (b. 1889)
1972
Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, Bhutanese king (b. 1928)
1970
Mikhail Mikhaylovich Gerasimov, Russian anthropologist and sculptor (b. 1907)
1970
Bob Kalsu, American football player and lieutenant (b. 1945)
1968
Ruth St. Denis, American dancer and choreographer (b. 1878)
1967
Jimmie Foxx, American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1907)
1967
Albert Lutuli, South African academic and politician, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1898)
1967
Basil Rathbone, South African-American actor and singer (b. 1892)
1966
Philipp Frank, Austrian-American physicist, mathematician, and philosopher, Vienna Circle member (b. 1884)
1948
Arshile Gorky, Armenian-American painter and illustrator (b. 1904)
1946
Gualberto Villarroel, Bolivian soldier and politician, 45th President of Bolivia (b. 1908)
1944
Claus von Stauffenberg, German soldier (b. 1907)
1943
Charley Paddock, American runner and actor (b. 1900)
1943
Louis Vauxcelles, French Jewish art critic (b. 1870)
1941
Bohdan Lepky, Ukrainian poet and scholar (b. 1872)
1938
Owen Wister, American lawyer and author (b. 1860)
1934
Hubert Lyautey, French general and politician, French Minister of Defence (b. 1854)
1932
Bill Gleason, American baseball player (b. 1858)
1920
Fiammetta Wilson, English astronomer and educator (b. 1864)
1899
Robert G. Ingersoll, American soldier, lawyer, and politician (b. 1833)
1889
Nelson Dewey, American lawyer and politician, 1st Governor of Wisconsin (b. 1813)
1880
Hiram Walden, American general and politician (b. 1800)
1868
William Bland, Australian surgeon and politician (b. 1789)
1798
François Sébastien Charles Joseph de Croix, Count of Clerfayt, Austrian field marshal (b. 1733)
1798
Anthony Perry, Irish rebel leader (b. ca. 1760)
1796
Robert Burns, Scottish poet and songwriter (b. 1759)
1793
Antoine Bruni d'Entrecasteaux, French admiral, explorer, and politician (b. 1739)
1688
James Butler, 1st Duke of Ormonde, English soldier and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (b. 1610)
1552
Antonio de Mendoza, Spanish politician, 1st Viceroy of New Spain (b. 1495)
1425
Manuel II Palaiologos, Byzantine emperor (b. 1350)
1403
Henry Percy, English soldier (b. 1364)
1403
Sir Walter Blount, English soldier, standard-bearer of Henry IV
1403
Edmund Stafford, 5th Earl of Stafford, English soldier
1259
Gojong of Goryeo
987
Geoffrey I, Count of Anjou
710
Li Guo'er, princess of the Tang dynasty
710
Wei, empress of the Tang Dynasty
710
Shangguan Wan'er, Chinese poet (b. 664)
658
K'an II, Mayan ruler (b. 588)

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