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On This Day in History:  July 24

July 24 is the 205th day of the year (206th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 160 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2020
Two Wisconsin friends split $22 million Powerball jackpot after a deal made 28 years ago. Handshakes still haven't gone out of style after one Wisconsin man honored a deal he made with his close friend 28 years ago.
2019
Washington woman wins state's biggest lottery jackpot in a decade. A big surprise came to a woman in the small city of Brier after discovering she had won the $12.2 million Washington Lottery jackpot. The woman and her husband — who wished to remain anonymous — came forward Friday with the winning ticket.
2018
$522 MILLION: Mega Millions jackpot increased again. For the second time in two days, the multi-state Mega Millions lottery jackpot has been raised due to surging ticket sales for a chance to win a half-billion dollars.
2017
Lottery game sparks gambling fever in eastern Canada. A Canadian lottery game used to raise money for charity has brought gambling fever to the city of St John's in the remote eastern province of Newfoundland and Labrador.
2017
Arkansas Lottery ticket sales outage caused by severed fiber lines. The Arkansas Scholarship Lottery experienced an outage Friday, July 21, which affected the sale of draw game tickets.
2016
$422 MILLION: Powerball climbs again on rollover. This week Powerball will be the hot ticket, featuring a lump-sum cash payout of nearly $300 million.
2014
16 siblings share $20 million lottery jackpot in New Jersey. Sixteen brothers and sisters from New Jersey who pooled money for a decade to buy lottery tickets got the ultimate payout — a $20 million Pick 6 jackpot they'll use to repair homes they lost in Sandy, send their children to college and preserve the legacy of their late mother, who urged them to vie for the pot together in the first place.
2014
Missouri Gov. orders review of Lottery operations. Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has asked the state Office of Administration to carry out a comprehensive review of the Missouri Lottery's operations after the lottery missed its profit goal in the last fiscal year.
2013
NJ Mega Millions lottery winners claim $30M prize. The anxiously awaited New Jersey Lottery winners from the May 31 Mega Millions drawing have come forward to validate their ticket and claim their prize at Lottery Headquarters.
2012
Michigan lottery winner convicted of welfare fraud gets probation. The Lincoln Park, Michigan, woman who made national headlines for continuing to accept food stamp benefits after winning $1 million on a Michigan Lottery game show was sentenced today in Wayne County Circuit Court to nine months of probation.
2012
UK Lottery winner jailed for benefit fraud. A man who won nearly £5 million (US$7.8 million) in the UK National Lottery, but fraudulently claimed about £13,000 (US$20,200) in benefits, has been jailed for nine months.
2011
NH Lottery to debut new scratch game. Gamblers are getting a sneak peak at a new game from the New Hampshire Lottery that could net them $100,000 a year for life.
2010
B.C. Lottery faces lawsuit from second problem gambler. A Vancouver Island man is suing the British Columbia Lottery Corporation because the company denied him a $42,500 jackpot on the grounds he's a registered problem gambler although the BCLC has never stopped him from losing money.
2007
Penn. woman wins $1M lottery raffle prize. Brenda Gaydos won one of five $1 million top prizes from the Pennsylvania Lottery's July 7 Millionaire Raffle drawing, lottery officials announced.
2007
Quebec Lottery winners' names to kept secret. Loto-Quebec enacted a new policy not to publicize any details about people who win more than $4 million after an alleged extortion plot targeting a LaSalle couple who won $27 million in May was foiled by police last month.
2007
Down on his luck, Florida man wins $33M lottery jackpot. West Palm Beach resident Ezequiel Perez broke out of a string of bad luck by winning a $33 million Florida Lotto jackpot Saturday.
2007
Penn. Lottery contributions decline for first time in 6 years. Pennsylvania's lottery sales stumbled in the just-ended fiscal year -- as slot machines came on line -- finishing flat after a half-decade of huge gains spurred by bigger games, more retailers and glitzier advertising.
2007
Iowa custodian wins $1 million in lottery scratch game. A custodian for the Davenport school district In Iowa cashed in a lottery ticket Monday worth $1 million -- becoming the first top prize winner in the Iowa Lottery's "Set for Life'' scratch-off game.
2007
Texas Lottery may consider offering raffle. The chairman of the Texas Lottery Commission has asked the state attorney general to study whether it would be legal to add a raffle to its array of games.
2005
Texas Lottery critic turns down selection committee post. Dawn Nettles, a frequent critic of the Texas Lottery, was appointed to, and later withdrew from, a search committee for the Texas Lottery Director position.
2005
Follow-Up: Couple’s lottery 5-week winning streak was simple luck. Investigators with the Wisconsin Department of Revenue found no signs of fraud in a couple's five-week winning streak in March and April.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$543 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jul 24, 2018
2.$434.8 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 27, 2016
3.$262 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jul 25, 2017
4.$220 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 26, 2017
5.€195.08 Million
US$217.37 Million
Draw Date
Jul 25, 2019
6.$180 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 25, 1998
7.$166 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 24, 2013
8.$147 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 25, 2018
9.€113 Million
US$137.17 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jul 29, 2005
10.€112 Million
US$135.33 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jul 24, 2012
11.$135 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 26, 2006
12.€113.2 Million
US$124.45 Million
Draw Date
Jul 26, 2016
13.$124 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jul 24, 2020
14.$121 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 25, 2012
15.$117 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 25, 2020
16.$111 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 27, 2011
17.€84.78 Million
US$94.48 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Jul 29, 2016
18.$90 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 25, 2015
19.$88 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 25, 2009
20.€74.75 Million
US$87.13 Million
Draw Date
Jul 25, 2017
21.$82 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 25, 2007
22.$75 Million
Florida
Lotto
Draw Date
Jul 26, 2003
23.$71 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jul 27, 1999
24.€61 Million
US$67.06 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jul 26, 2016
25.$67 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jul 25, 2014

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1989
Monday, Jul 24, 1989
31 years old
1987
Friday, Jul 24, 1987
33 years old
1984
Tuesday, Jul 24, 1984
36 years old
1981
Friday, Jul 24, 1981
39 years old
1977
Sunday, Jul 24, 1977
43 years old
1975
Thursday, Jul 24, 1975
45 years old
1974
Wednesday, Jul 24, 1974
46 years old
1970
Friday, Jul 24, 1970
50 years old
1967
Monday, Jul 24, 1967
53 years old
1966
Sunday, Jul 24, 1966
54 years old
1964
Friday, Jul 24, 1964
56 years old
1960
Sunday, Jul 24, 1960
60 years old
1959
Friday, Jul 24, 1959
61 years old
1954
Saturday, Jul 24, 1954
66 years old
1949
Sunday, Jul 24, 1949
71 years old
(year not provided)
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Worldwide Events On This Day

2014
Air Algérie Flight 5017 loses contact with air traffic controllers 50 minutes after takeoff. It was travelling between Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso and Algiers. The wreckage is later found in Mali. All 116 people onboard are killed.
2013
A high-speed train derails in Spain rounding a curve with an 80 km/h (50 mph) speed limit at 190 km/h (120 mph), killing 78 passengers.
2001
Simeon Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, the last Tsar of Bulgaria when he was a child, is sworn in as Prime Minister of Bulgaria, becoming the first monarch in history to regain political power through democratic election to a different office.
2001
The Bandaranaike Airport attack is carried out by 14 Tamil Tiger commandos. Eleven civilian and military aircraft are destroyed and 15 are damaged. All 14 commandos are shot dead, while seven soldiers from the Sri Lanka Air Force are killed. In addition, three civilians and an engineer die. This incident slowed down the Sri Lankan economy.
1998
Russell Eugene Weston Jr. bursts into the United States Capitol and opens fire killing two police officers. He is later ruled to be incompetent to stand trial.
1987
US supertanker SS Bridgetoncollides with mines laid by IRGC causing a 43-square-meter dent in the body of the oil tanker.
1987
Hulda Crooks, at 91 years of age, climbed Mt. Fuji. Crooks became the oldest person to climb Japan's highest peak.
1983
The Black July anti-Tamil riots begin in Sri Lanka, killing between 400 and 3,000. Black July is generally regarded as the beginning of the Sri Lankan Civil War.
1983
George Brett batting for the Kansas City Royals against the New York Yankees, has a game-winning home run nullified in the "Pine Tar Incident".
1982
Heavy rain causes a mudslide that destroys a bridge at Nagasaki, Japan, killing 299.
1980
The Quietly Confident Quartet of Australia wins the men's 4 x 100 metre medley relay at the Moscow Olympics, the only time the United States has not won the event at Olympic level.
1977
End of a four-day-long Libyan-Egyptian War.
1974
Watergate scandal: The United States Supreme Court unanimously ruled that President Richard Nixon did not have the authority to withhold subpoenaed White House tapes and they order him to surrender the tapes to the Watergate special prosecutor.
1969
Apollo program: Apollo 11 splashes down safely in the Pacific Ocean.
1967
During an official state visit to Canada, French President Charles de Gaulle declares to a crowd of over 100,000 in Montreal: Vive le Québec libre! ("Long live free Quebec!"); the statement angered the Canadian government and many Anglophone Canadians.
1966
Michael Pelkey makes the first BASE jump from El Capitan along with Brian Schubert. Both came out with broken bones. BASE jumping has now been banned from El Cap.
1963
The ship Bluenose II was launched in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. The schooner is a major Canadian symbol.
1959
At the opening of the American National Exhibition in Moscow, U.S. Vice PresidentRichard Nixon and Soviet PremierNikita Khrushchev have a "Kitchen Debate".
1950
Cape Canaveral Air Force Station begins operations with the launch of a Bumper rocket.
1943
World War II: Operation Gomorrah begins: British and Canadian aeroplanes bomb Hamburg by night, and American planes bomb the city by day. By the end of the operation in November, 9,000 tons of explosives will have killed more than 30,000 people and destroyed 280,000 buildings.
1937
Alabama drops rape charges against the "Scottsboro Boys".
1935
The Dust Bowl heat wave reaches its peak, sending temperatures to 109 °F (43 °C) in Chicago and 104 °F (40 °C) in Milwaukee.
1929
The Kellogg-Briand Pact, renouncing war as an instrument of foreign policy, goes into effect (it is first signed in Paris on August 27, 1928, by most leading world powers).
1927
The Menin Gate war memorial is unveiled at Ypres.
1924
Themistoklis Sofoulis becomes Prime Minister of Greece.
1923
The Treaty of Lausanne (1923), settling the boundaries of modern Turkey, is signed in Switzerland by Greece, Bulgaria and other countries that fought in World War I.
1922
The draft of the British Mandate of Palestine was formally confirmed by the Council of the League of Nations; it came into effect on 26 September 1923.
1915
The passenger ship SS Eastland capsizes while tied to a dock in the Chicago River. A total of 844 passengers and crew are killed in the largest loss of life disaster from a single shipwreck on the Great Lakes.
1911
Hiram Bingham III re-discovers Machu Picchu, "the Lost City of the Incas".
1910
The Ottoman Empire captures the city of Shkodër, putting down the Albanian Revolt of 1910.
1901
O. Henry is released from prison in Columbus, Ohio, after serving three years for embezzlement from a bank.
1866
Reconstruction: Tennessee becomes the first U.S. state to be readmitted to the Union following the American Civil War.
1864
American Civil War: Battle of Kernstown: ConfederateGeneralJubal Early defeats Union troops led by General George Crook in an effort to keep them out of the Shenandoah Valley.
1847
After 17 months of travel, Brigham Young leads 148 Mormon pioneers into Salt Lake Valley, resulting in the establishment of Salt Lake City.
1847
Richard March Hoe, American inventor, patented the rotary-type printing press.
1823
Afro-Chileans are emancipated.
1823
In Maracaibo, Venezuela, the naval Battle of Lake Maracaibo takes place, where Admiral José Prudencio Padilla defeats the Spanish Navy, thus culminating the independence for the Gran Colombia.
1814
War of 1812: GeneralPhineas Riall advances toward the Niagara River to halt Jacob Brown's American invaders.
1783
The Kingdom of Georgia and the Russian Empire sign the Treaty of Georgievsk.
1701
Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac founds the trading post at Fort Pontchartrain, which later becomes the city of Detroit.
1567
Mary, Queen of Scots, is forced to abdicate and replaced by her 1-year-old son James VI.
1534
French explorer Jacques Cartier plants a cross on the Gaspé Peninsula and takes possession of the territory in the name of Francis I of France.
1487
Citizens of Leeuwarden, Netherlands, strike against a ban on foreign beer.
1411
Battle of Harlaw, one of the bloodiest battles in Scotland, takes place.
1304
Wars of Scottish Independence: Fall of Stirling Castle: King Edward I of England takes the stronghold using the War Wolf.
1148
Louis VII of France lays siege to Damascus during the Second Crusade.
1132
Battle of Nocera between Ranulf II of Alife and Roger II of Sicily.

Births On This Day

1997
Emre Mor, Turkish football player
1995
Valentine Holmes, Australian rugby league player
1995
Kyle Kuzma, American basketball player
1994
Alejandra Álvarez, Ecuadorian tennis player
1992
Dmitry Abyzov, Russian footballer
1992
Mikaël Kingsbury, Canadian skier
1992
Mitch Grassi, American singer and songwriter
1991
Manuel Fischnaller, Italian footballer
1991
Emily Bett Rickards, Canadian actress
1990
Daveigh Chase, American actress
1990
Travis Mahoney, Australian swimmer
1989
Maurkice Pouncey, American football player
1989
Kim Tae-hwan, South Korean footballer
1988
Han Seung-yeon, South Korean singer and dancer
1988
Nichkhun, Thai-American singer-songwriter and actor (2PM)
1988
Ricky Petterd, Australian footballer
1987
Filipe Francisco dos Santos, Brazilian footballer
1987
Nathan Gerbe, American ice hockey player
1987
Zack Sabre Jr., English wrestler
1986
Natalie Tran, Australian actress, online producer
1985
Patrice Bergeron, Canadian ice hockey player
1985
Aries Merritt, American hurdler
1985
Lukáš Rosol, Czech tennis player
1985
Eric Wright, American football player
1984
Patrick Harvey, Australian actor
1984
Tyler Kyte, Canadian singer and drummer
1983
Daniele De Rossi, Italian footballer
1983
Asami Mizukawa, Japanese actress
1982
Trevor Matthews, Canadian actor and producer, founded Brookstreet Pictures
1982
Thiago Medeiros, Brazilian race car driver
1982
Mewelde Moore, American football player
1982
Elisabeth Moss, American actress
1982
Anna Paquin, Canadian-New Zealand actress
1982
Michael Poppmeier, South African-German rugby player
1981
Doug Bollinger, Australian cricketer
1981
Summer Glau, American actress
1981
Mark Robinson, English footballer
1980
Joel Stroetzel, American guitarist
1979
Rose Byrne, Australian actress
1979
Jerrod Niemann, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1979
Valerio Scassellati, Italian race car driver
1979
Anne-Gaëlle Sidot, French tennis player
1979
Mark Andrew Smith, American author
1979
Ryan Speier, American baseball player
1978
Andy Irons, American surfer (d. 2010)
1976
Rafer Alston, American basketball player
1976
Tiago Monteiro, Portuguese race car driver and manager
1975
Tracey Crouch, English politician, Minister for Sport and the Olympics
1975
Jamie Langenbrunner, American ice hockey player
1975
Torrie Wilson, American model, fitness competitor, actress and professional wrestler
1975
Eric Szmanda, American actor
1974
Andy Gomarsall, English rugby player
1973
Russell Bawden, Australian rugby league player
1973
Ana Cristina Oliveira, Portuguese model and actress
1973
Amanda Stretton, English race car driver and journalist
1972
Kaiō Hiroyuki, Japanese sumo wrestler
1971
Dino Baggio, Italian footballer
1971
Patty Jenkins, American film director and screenwriter
1969
Rick Fox, Bahamian basketball player
1969
Jennifer Lopez, American actress, singer, and dancer
1968
Kristin Chenoweth, American actress and singer
1968
Colleen Doran, American author and illustrator
1968
Malcolm Ingram, Canadian director, producer, and screenwriter
1968
Laura Leighton, American actress
1966
Mo-Do, Italian singer-songwriter (d. 2013)
1966
Aminatou Haidar, Sahrawi human rights activist
1966
Martin Keown, English footballer and coach
1965
Andrew Gaze, Australian basketball player and sportscaster
1965
Kadeem Hardison, American actor, director, and screenwriter
1965
Doug Liman, American director and producer
1964
Barry Bonds, American baseball player
1964
Pedro Passos Coelho, Portuguese economist and politician, 118th Prime Minister of Portugal
1964
Urmas Kaljend, Estonian footballer
1964
John Rosengren, American journalist and author
1963
Louis Armary, French rugby player
1963
Karl Malone, American basketball player and coach
1962
Johnny O'Connell, American race car driver and sportscaster
1961
Kerry Dixon, English footballer and manager
1960
Catherine Destivelle, French rock climber and mountaineer
1958
Jim Leighton, Scottish footballer and coach
1957
Pam Tillis, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actress
1956
Charlie Crist, American lawyer and politician, 44th Governor of Florida
1955
Brad Watson, American author and academic
1954
Erdoğan Arıca, Turkish footballer and manager (d. 2012)
1954
Jorge Jesus, Portuguese footballer and manager
1953
Julian Brazier, English captain and politician
1953
Jon Faddis, American trumpet player, composer, and conductor
1953
Tadashi Kawamata, Japanese contemporary artist
1953
Claire McCaskill, American lawyer and politician
1953
James Newcome, English bishop
1952
Ian Cairns, Australian surfer
1952
Gus Van Sant, American director, producer, and screenwriter
1951
Lynda Carter, American actress
1951
Chris Smith, Baron Smith of Finsbury, English politician, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
1950
Jadranka Stojaković, Yugoslav singer-songwriter (d. 2016)
1949
Michael Richards, American actor and comedian
1947
Zaheer Abbas, Pakistani cricketer and manager
1947
Geoff McQueen, English screenwriter and producer (d. 1994)
1947
Peter Serkin, American pianist and educator
1946
Gallagher, American comedian and actor
1946
Friedhelm Haebermann, German footballer and manager
1946
Hervé Vilard, French singer-songwriter
1945
Frank Close, English physicist and academic
1945
Azim Premji, Indian businessman and philanthropist
1945
Hugh Ross, Canadian-American astrophysicist and astronomer
1945
Anthony Watts, English geologist, geophysicist, and academic
1944
Jim Armstrong, Northern Irish guitarist
1942
Heinz, German-English singer-songwriter and bass player (d. 2000)
1942
David Miner, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1942
Chris Sarandon, American actor
1941
John Bond, English banker and businessman
1940
Dan Hedaya, American actor
1939
Walt Bellamy, American basketball player and coach (d. 2013)
1939
David Simon, Baron Simon of Highbury, English businessman and politician
1938
Alexis Jacquemin, Belgian economist and academic (d. 2004)
1938
Eugene J. Martin, American painter (d. 2005)
1938
John Sparling, New Zealand cricketer
1937
Manoj Kumar, Indian actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1937
Quinlan Terry, English architect, designed the Brentwood Cathedral
1936
Ruth Buzzi, American actress and comedian
1936
Mark Goddard, American actor
1935
Aaron Elkins, American author and academic
1935
Pat Oliphant, Australian cartoonist
1935
Mel Ramos, American painter, illustrator, and academic
1935
Les Reed, English pianist, composer, and conductor
1935
Derek Varnals, South African cricketer
1934
P. S. Soosaithasan, Sri Lankan accountant and politician
1933
Doug Sanders, American golfer
1932
Gustav Andreas Tammann, German astronomer and academic
1931
Ermanno Olmi, Italian director, screenwriter, and cinematographer
1931
Éric Tabarly, French commander (d. 1998)
1930
Alfred Balk, American journalist and author (d. 2010)
1930
Keshubhai Patel, Indian politician, 10th Chief Minister of Gujarat
1927
Alex Katz, American painter and sculptor
1927
Zara Mints, Russian-Estonian philologist and academic (d. 1990)
1924
Wilfred Josephs, English composer (d. 1997)
1924
Aris Poulianos, Greek anthropologist and archaeologist
1922
Madeleine Ferron, Canadian radio host and author (d. 2010)
1921
Giuseppe Di Stefano, Italian tenor and actor (d. 2008)
1921
Billy Taylor, American pianist and composer (d. 2010)
1920
Bella Abzug, American lawyer and politician (d. 1998)
1920
Constance Dowling, American model and actress (d. 1969)
1919
Robert Marsden Hope, Australian lawyer and judge (d. 1999)
1919
Kenneth S. Kleinknecht, NASA manager (d. 2007)
1919
John Winkin, American baseball player, coach, and journalist (d. 2014)
1918
Ruggiero Ricci, American violinist and educator (d. 2012)
1917
Robert Farnon, Canadian trumpet player, composer, and conductor (d. 2005)
1917
Jack Moroney, Australian cricketer (d. 1999)
1916
John D. MacDonald, American colonel and author (d. 1986)
1915
Enrique Fernando, Filipino lawyer and jurist, 13th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines (d. 2004)
1914
Frances Oldham Kelsey, Canadian pharmacologist and physician (d. 2015)
1914
Ed Mirvish, American-Canadian businessman and philanthropist (d. 2007)
1914
Alan Waddell, Australian walker (d. 2008)
1913
Britton Chance, American biologist and sailor (d. 2010)
1912
Essie Summers, New Zealand author (d. 1998)
1910
Harry Horner, American director and production designer (d. 1994)
1904
Leo Arnaud, French-American trombonist, composer, and conductor (d. 1991)
1904
Richard B. Morris, American historian and academic (d. 1989)
1904
Delmer Daves, American screenwriter, director and producer (d. 1977)
1900
Zelda Fitzgerald, American author and poet (d. 1948)
1899
Chief Dan George, Canadian actor (d. 1981)
1897
Amelia Earhart, American pilot and author (d. 1937)
1895
Robert Graves, English poet, novelist, critic (d. 1985)
1889
Agnes Meyer Driscoll, American cryptanalyst (d. 1971)
1888
Arthur Richardson, Australian cricketer and coach (d. 1973)
1886
Jun'ichirō Tanizaki, Japanese author (d. 1965)
1884
Maria Caserini, Italian actress (d. 1969)
1880
Ernest Bloch, Swiss-American composer and educator (d. 1959)
1878
Edward Plunkett, 18th Baron of Dunsany, Irish author, poet, and playwright (d. 1957)
1877
Calogero Vizzini, Italian mob boss (d. 1954)
1874
Oswald Chambers, Scottish minister and author (d. 1917)
1867
Vicente Acosta, Salvadoran journalist and poet (d. 1908)
1867
E. F. Benson, English archaeologist and author (d. 1940)
1867
Fred Tate, English cricketer and coach (d. 1943)
1864
Frank Wedekind, German actor and playwright (d. 1918)
1860
Princess Charlotte of Prussia (d. 1919)
1860
Alphonse Mucha, Czech painter and illustrator (d. 1939)
1857
Henrik Pontoppidan, Danish journalist and author, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1943)
1857
Juan Vicente Gómez, Venezuelan general and politician, 27th President of Venezuela (d. 1935)
1856
Émile Picard, French mathematician and academic (d. 1941)
1851
Friedrich Schottky, Polish-German mathematician and theorist (d. 1935)
1826
Jan Gotlib Bloch, Polish theorist and activist (d. 1902)
1821
William Poole, American boxer and gangster (d. 1855)
1803
Adolphe Adam, French composer and critic (d. 1856)
1803
Alexander J. Davis, American architect (d. 1892)
1802
Alexandre Dumas, French novelist and playwright (d. 1870)
1794
Johan Georg Forchhammer, Danish mineralogist and geologist (d. 1865)
1786
Joseph Nicollet, French mathematician and explorer (d. 1843)
1783
Simón Bolívar, Venezuelan commander and politician, 2nd President of Venezuela (d. 1830)
1757
Vladimir Borovikovsky, Ukrainian-Russian painter (d. 1825)
1725
John Newton, English sailor and priest (d. 1807)
1689
Prince William, Duke of Gloucester, son of Queen Anne of Great Britain and Prince George of Denmark (d. 1700)
1660
Charles Talbot, 1st Duke of Shrewsbury, English politician, Lord High Treasurer (d. 1718)
1574
Thomas Platter the Younger, Swiss physician and author (d. 1628)
1561
Maria of the Palatinate-Simmern (d. 1589)
1529
Charles II, Margrave of Baden-Durlach (d. 1577)
1468
Catherine of Saxony, Archduchess of Austria (d. 1524)
1242
Christina von Stommeln, German Roman Catholic mystic, ecstatic, and stigmatic (d. 1312)

Deaths On This Day

2018
Mary Ellis, British World War II ferry pilot
2017
Harshida Raval, Indian Gujarati playback singer
2016
Marni Nixon, American actress and singer (b. 1930)
2015
Peg Lynch, American actress and screenwriter (b. 1916)
2015
Ingrid Sischy, South African-American journalist and critic (b. 1952)
2014
Ik-Hwan Bae, Korean-American violinist and educator (b. 1956)
2014
Dale Schlueter, American basketball player (b. 1945)
2014
Hans-Hermann Sprado, German journalist and author (b. 1956)
2013
Garry Davis, American pilot and activist, created the World Passport (b. 1921)
2013
Fred Dretske, American philosopher and academic (b. 1932)
2013
Virginia E. Johnson, American psychologist and sexologist (b. 1925)
2013
Pius Langa, South African lawyer and jurist, 19th Chief Justice of South Africa (b. 1939)
2012
Chad Everett, American actor and director (b. 1937)
2012
Sherman Hemsley, American actor and singer (b. 1938)
2012
Larry Hoppen, American singer and guitarist (b. 1951)
2012
Robert Ledley, American physiologist and physicist, invented the CT scanner (b. 1926)
2012
Themo Lobos, Chilean author and illustrator (b. 1928)
2012
John Atta Mills, Ghanaian lawyer and politician, 3rd President of Ghana (b. 1944)
2012
Gregorio Peces-Barba, Spanish jurist and politician (b. 1938)
2011
Frank Dietrich, German politician (b. 1966)
2011
Dan Peek, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1950)
2011
Harald Johnsen, Norwegian bassist and composer (b. 1970)
2011
David Servan-Schreiber, French physician, neuroscientist, and author (b. 1961)
2011
Skip Thomas, American football player (b. 1950)
2008
Norman Dello Joio, American pianist and composer (b. 1913)
2007
Albert Ellis, American psychologist and author (b. 1913)
2007
Nicola Zaccaria, Greek opera singer (b. 1923)
2005
Richard Doll, English physiologist and epidemiologist (b. 1912)
2001
Georges Dor, Canadian author, playwright, and composer (b. 1931)
2000
Ahmad Shamloo, Iranian poet and journalist (b. 1925)
1997
William J. Brennan Jr., American colonel and jurist (b. 1906)
1997
Saw Maung, Burmese general and politician, 7th Prime Minister of Burma (b. 1928)
1996
Alphonso Theodore Roberts, Vincentian cricketer and activist (b. 1937)
1995
George Rodger, English photographer and journalist (b. 1908)
1994
Helen Cordero, Cochiti Pueblo (Native American) Pueblo potter (b. 1915)
1992
Arletty, French actress and singer (b. 1898)
1992
Sam Berger, Canadian lawyer and businessman (b. 1900)
1991
Isaac Bashevis Singer, Polish-American novelist and short story writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1902)
1986
Fritz Albert Lipmann, German-American biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1899)
1986
Qudrat Ullah Shahab, Pakistani civil servant and author (b. 1917)
1985
Ezechiele Ramin, Italian missionary and martyr (b. 1953)
1980
Peter Sellers, English actor and comedian (b. 1925)
1974
James Chadwick, English physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1891)
1970
Peter de Noronha, Indian businessman, philanthropist, and civil servant (b. 1897)
1969
Witold Gombrowicz, Polish author and playwright (b. 1904)
1966
Tony Lema, American golfer (b. 1934)
1965
Constance Bennett, American actress and producer (b. 1904)
1962
Wilfrid Noyce, English mountaineer and author (b. 1917)
1957
Sacha Guitry, French actor and director (b. 1885)
1927
Ryūnosuke Akutagawa, Japanese author (b. 1892)
1910
Arkhip Kuindzhi, Ukrainian-Russian painter (b. 1841)
1908
Vicente Acosta, Salvadoran journalist and poet (b. 1867)
1891
Hermann Raster, German-American journalist and politician (b. 1827)
1862
Martin Van Buren, American lawyer and politician, 8th President of the United States (b. 1782)
1768
Nathaniel Lardner, English theologian and author (b. 1684)
1739
Benedetto Marcello, Italian composer and educator (b. 1686)
1612
John Salusbury, Welsh politician and poet (b. 1567)
1601
Joris Hoefnagel, Flemish painter (b. 1542)
1594
John Boste, English martyr and saint (b. 1544)
1568
Carlos, Prince of Asturias (b. 1545)
1345
Jacob van Artevelde, Flemish statesman (b. 1290)
1198
Berthold of Hanover, Bishop of Livonia
1129
Emperor Shirakawa of Japan (b. 1053)
1115
Matilda of Tuscany (b. 1046)
946
Muhammad ibn Tughj al-Ikhshid, Egyptian ruler (b. 882)
811
Gao Ying, Chinese politician (b. 740)
759
Oswulf, king of Northumbria

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