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On This Day in History:  July 27

July 27 is the 208th day of the year (209th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 157 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2016
Alabama governor calls special session for state lottery. Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley believes a statewide lottery is the "permanent solution" to fixing Alabama's funding woes, and Wednesday, he called for a special session to discuss the proposal.
2015
$188 million lottery winner arrested on marijuana charges. North Carolina single mother Marie Holmes, who won the $188 million Powerball lottery in February, was arrested on July 23 for marijuana possession.
2011
Massachusetts Lottery to end TV broadcasts. Starting Aug. 15 the Massachusetts Lottery will only show video replays of its in-state lottery drawings on its Web site, shifting away from the television format that players in Massachusetts have grown accustomed to since the 1970s.
2011
North Carolina family wins lottery 3 times. Most people only dream of winning the lottery, but a North Carolina mother and daughter not only beat the odds -- they did it three times.
2010
Boss wins lottery, stays on job for his staff. A Briton who won a £7.7 million (US$11.9 million) in a lottery has promised to continue working for the sake of his employees who had even worked for free to save his recession-hit firm.
2010
$250,000 Mega Million prize may be forfeited. Illinois Lottery officials say a player who bought a second-place winning Mega Millions ticket nearly a year ago in Des Plaines needs to redeem the $250,000 ticket by month's end or lose the prize.
2007
N.M. Lottery approves raffle, ends game, and hires new vendor. The New Mexico Lottery's board of directors was busy yesterday, approving a new raffle-style game for later this year, canceling the unique "4 this way" 4-digit game, and ending an 11-year relationship with its current equipment and services vendor.
2005
Disabled players sue Virginia Lottery. Four disabled Virginians filed a lawsuit yesterday against the Virginia Lottery for allowing non-handicap-accessible businesses to sell tickets.
2005
Indiana man claims $10.5"million Hoosier Lottery jackpot. A LaPorte man who for three days kept secret that he held the winning ticket for a $10.5 million Hoosier Lottery jackpot claimed the prize on Tuesday.
2003
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Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$434.8 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 27, 2016
2.$282 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jul 28, 2017
3.$250 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 29, 1998
4.$239 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 29, 2017
5.€196.4 Million
US$218.67 Million
Draw Date
Jul 27, 2019
6.$196 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 27, 2013
7.$168 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 28, 2018
8.€135 Million
US$166.21 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jul 27, 2012
9.$155 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 29, 2006
10.$139 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 28, 2012
11.€113 Million
US$137.17 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jul 29, 2005
12.€114.29 Million
US$126.68 Million
Draw Date
Jul 28, 2016
13.$126 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 29, 2020
14.$111 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 27, 2011
15.$102 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 29, 2009
16.$100 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 29, 2015
17.€84.78 Million
US$94.48 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Jul 29, 2016
18.$94 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 28, 2007
19.€75.67 Million
US$88.51 Million
Draw Date
Jul 27, 2017
20.€72 Million
US$80.24 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jul 29, 2016
21.$77 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jul 29, 2014
22.$75 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 30, 2008
22.$75 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 27, 2019
24.$74 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jul 29, 2011
25.$73 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jul 28, 2000

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1990
Friday, Jul 27, 1990
30 years old
1982
Tuesday, Jul 27, 1982
38 years old
1974
Saturday, Jul 27, 1974
46 years old
1971
Tuesday, Jul 27, 1971
49 years old
1970
Monday, Jul 27, 1970
50 years old
1965
Tuesday, Jul 27, 1965
55 years old
1961
Thursday, Jul 27, 1961
59 years old
1960
Wednesday, Jul 27, 1960
60 years old
1957
Saturday, Jul 27, 1957
63 years old
1956
Friday, Jul 27, 1956
64 years old
1941
Sunday, Jul 27, 1941
79 years old
1940
Saturday, Jul 27, 1940
80 years old
(year not provided)

Worldwide Events On This Day

2016
At a news conference in Florida, U.S. Presidential Candidate Donald Trump publicly appealed to Russia to find and release private emails from Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton; a Special Counsel investigation (2017-2019) later alleged that Russian operatives began hacking into servers at the Democratic National Committee on that same day, leading to the July 13, 2018 indictment of 12 Russian intelligence officers.
2015
At least seven people are killed and many injured after gunmen attack an Indian police station in Punjab.
2007
US Vice PresidentDick Cheney again becomes the Acting President of the United States from 7:04 AM to 9:24 AM (3 minutes longer than his tenure on June 292002) when PresidentGeorge W. Bush again invoked the 25th Amendment prior to undergoing another colonoscopy.
2005
After an incident during STS-114, NASA grounds the Space Shuttle, pending an investigation of the continuing problem with the shedding of foam insulation from the external fuel tank.
2002
Ukraine airshow disaster: A Sukhoi Su-27 fighter crashes during an air show at Lviv, Ukraine killing 77 and injuring more than 500 others, making it the deadliest air show disaster in history.
1997
About 50 people are killed in the Si Zerrouk massacre in Algeria.
1996
In Atlanta, United States, a pipe bomb explodes at Centennial Olympic Park during the 1996 Summer Olympics.
1995
The Korean War Veterans Memorial is dedicated in Washington, D.C..
1990
The Supreme Soviet of the Belarusian Soviet Republic declares independence of Belarus from the Soviet Union. Until 1996 the day is celebrated as the Independence Day of Belarus; after a referendum held that year the celebration of independence is moved to June 3.
1990
The Jamaat al Muslimeenattempt a coup d'état in Trinidad and Tobago.
1989
While attempting to land at Tripoli International Airport in Libya, Korean Air Flight 803 crashes just short of the runway. Seventy-five of the 199 passengers and crew and four people on the ground are killed, in the second accident involving a DC-10 in less than two weeks, the first being United Airlines Flight 232.
1987
RMS Titanic Inc. begins the first expedited salvage of wreckage of the RMS Titanic.
1983
Black July: Eighteen Tamil political prisoners at the Welikadahigh security prison in Colombo are massacred by Sinhalese prisoners, the second such massacre in two days.
1976
Former Japanese prime ministerKakuei Tanaka is arrested on suspicion of violating foreign exchange and foreign trade laws in connection with the Lockheed bribery scandals.
1975
Mayor of Jaffna and former MP Alfred Duraiappah is shot dead.
1974
Watergate scandal: The House of RepresentativesJudiciary Committee votes 27 to 11 to recommend the first article of impeachment (for obstruction of justice) against PresidentRichard Nixon.
1964
Vietnam War: Five thousand more American military advisers are sent to South Vietnam bringing the total number of United States forces in Vietnam to 21,000.
1959
The Continental League is announced as baseball's "3rd major league" in the United States.
1955
The Austrian State Treaty restores Austrian sovereignty.
1955
El Al Flight 402 is shot down by two fighter jets after straying into Bulgarian air space. All 58 people onboard are killed.
1953
Cessation of hostilities is achieved in the Korean War when the United States, China, and North Korea sign an armistice agreement. Syngman Rhee, President of South Korea, refuses to sign but pledges to observe the armistice.
1949
Initial flight of the de Havilland Comet, the first jet-powered airliner.
1942
World War II: Allied forces successfully halt the final Axis advance into Egypt.
1940
The animated short A Wild Hare is released, introducing the character of Bugs Bunny.
1929
The Geneva Convention of 1929, dealing with treatment of prisoners-of-war, is signed by 53 nations.
1921
Researchers at the University of Toronto, led by biochemistFrederick Banting, prove that the hormoneinsulin regulates blood sugar.
1919
The Chicago Race Riot erupts after a racial incident occurred on a South Side beach, leading to 38 fatalities and 537 injuries over a five-day period.
1917
World War I: The Allies reach the Yser Canal at the Battle of Passchendaele.
1900
Kaiser Wilhelm II makes a speech comparing Germans to Huns; for years afterwards, "Hun" would be a disparaging name for Germans.
1890
Vincent van Gogh shoots himself and dies two days later.
1880
Second Anglo-Afghan War: Battle of Maiwand: Afghan forces led by Mohammad Ayub Khan defeat the British Army in battle near Maiwand, Afghanistan.
1866
The first permanent transatlantic telegraph cable is successfully completed, stretching from Valentia Island, Ireland, to Heart's Content, Newfoundland.
1865
Welsh settlers arrive at Chubut in Argentina.
1857
Siege of Arrah begins: Sixty-eight men hold out for eight days against a force of 2,500 to 3,000 mutinying sepoys and 8,000 irregular forces.
1816
Battle of Negro Fort: The battle ends when a hot shot cannonball fired by US Navy Gunboat No. 154 explodes the Fort's Powder Magazine, killing approximately 275. It is considered the deadliest single cannon shot in US history.
1794
French Revolution: Maximilien Robespierre is arrested after encouraging the execution of more than 17,000 "enemies of the Revolution".
1789
The first U.S. federal government agency, the Department of Foreign Affairs, is established (it will be later renamed Department of State).
1778
American Revolution: First Battle of Ushant: British and French fleets fight to a standoff.
1775
Founding of the U.S. Army Medical Department: The Second Continental Congress passes legislation establishing "an hospital for an army consisting of 20,000 men."
1694
A Royal charter is granted to the Bank of England.
1689
Glorious Revolution: The Battle of Killiecrankie ends.
1663
The English Parliament passes the second Navigation Act requiring that all goods bound for the American colonies have to be sent in English ships from English ports. After the Acts of Union 1707, Scotland would be included in the Act.
1549
The Jesuit priest Francis Xavier's ship reaches Japan.
1302
Battle of Bapheus: Decisive Ottoman victory over the Byzantines opening up Bithynia for Turkish conquest.
1299
According to Edward Gibbon, Osman I invades the territory of Nicomedia for the first time, usually considered to be the founding day of the Ottoman state.
1214
Battle of Bouvines: Philip II of France decisively defeats Imperial, English and Flemish armies, effectively ending John of England's Angevin Empire.
1202
Georgian-Seljuk wars: At the Battle of Basian the Kingdom of Georgia defeats the Sultanate of Rum.
1189
Friedrich Barbarossa arrives at Niš, the capital of Serbian KingStefan Nemanja, during the Third Crusade.
1054
Siward, Earl of Northumbria, invades Scotland and defeats Macbeth, King of Scotland somewhere north of the Firth of Forth.

Births On This Day

2001
Shin Ki-joon, South Korean actor
1993
Reagan Campbell-Gillard, Australian rugby league player
1993
Max Power, English footballer
1993
Jordan Spieth, American golfer
1991
Rena Matsui, Japanese actress and singer
1990
Nick Hogan, American race car driver and actor
1990
Paolo Hurtado, Peruvian footballer
1990
Cheyenne Kimball, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1990
Stephen Li-Chung Kuo, Taiwanese-American figure skater
1990
Kriti Sanon, Indian actress
1989
Maya Ali, Pakistani actress
1988
Adam Biddle, Australian footballer
1988
Yoervis Medina, Venezuelan baseball player
1988
Ryan Tannehill, American football player
1987
Jacoby Ford, American football player
1987
Marek Hamšík, Slovak footballer
1987
Jordan Hill, American basketball player
1987
Sarah Parsons, American ice hockey player
1986
DeMarre Carroll, American basketball player
1986
Ryan Flaherty, American baseball player
1986
Ryan Griffen, Australian footballer
1985
Husain Abdullah, American football player
1985
Matteo Pratichetti, Italian rugby player
1985
Ajmal Shahzad, English cricketer
1984
Antoine Bethea, American football player
1984
Tsuyoshi Nishioka, Japanese baseball player
1984
Max Scherzer, American baseball player
1984
Taylor Schilling, American actress
1984
Kenny Wormald, American actor, dancer, and choreographer
1983
Lorik Cana, Albanian footballer
1983
Martijn Maaskant, Dutch cyclist
1983
Goran Pandev, Macedonian footballer
1983
Soccor Velho, Indian footballer (d. 2013)
1982
Neil Harbisson, English-Catalan painter, composer, and activist
1981
Susan King Borchardt, American basketball player
1981
Collins Obuya, Kenyan cricketer
1981
Dash Snow, American painter and photographer (d. 2009)
1981
Christopher Weselek, German rugby player
1980
Allan Davis, Australian cyclist
1980
Wesley Gonzales, Filipino basketball player
1979
Marielle Franco, Brazilian politician, feminist, and human rights activist (d. 2018)
1979
Jorge Arce, Mexican boxer
1979
Sidney Govou, French footballer
1979
Shannon Moore, American wrestler and singer
1978
Diarmuid O'Sullivan, Irish hurler and manager
1977
Foo Swee Chin, Singaporean illustrator
1977
Björn Dreyer, German footballer
1977
Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Irish actor
1976
Demis Hassabis, English computer scientist and academic
1976
Scott Mason, Australian cricketer (d. 2005)
1975
Serkan Çeliköz, Turkish keyboard player and songwriter
1975
Shea Hillenbrand, American baseball player
1975
Fred Mascherino, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1975
Alessandro Pistone, Italian footballer
1975
Alex Rodriguez, American baseball player
1974
Eason Chan, Hong Kong singer, actor, and producer
1974
Pete Yorn, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1973
Cassandra Clare, American journalist and author
1973
Erik Nys, Belgian long jumper
1973
Gorden Tallis, Australian rugby league player and coach
1972
Maya Rudolph, American actress
1972
Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor, Malaysian surgeon and astronaut
1971
Matthew Johns, Australian rugby league player, sportscaster and television host
1970
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Danish actor and producer
1970
David Davies, English-Welsh politician
1969
Triple H, American wrestler and actor
1969
Jonty Rhodes, South African cricketer and coach
1968
Maria Grazia Cucinotta, Italian actress and producer
1968
Tom Goodwin, American baseball player and coach
1968
Sabina Jeschke, Swedish-German engineer and academic
1968
Julian McMahon, Australian actor and producer
1968
Ricardo Rosset, Brazilian race car driver
1967
Rahul Bose, Indian journalist, actor, director, and screenwriter
1967
Juliana Hatfield, American singer-songwriter and musician
1967
Hans Mathisen, Norwegian guitarist and composer
1967
Neil Smith, English cricketer
1967
Craig Wolanin, Canadian ice hockey player
1966
Steve Tilson, English footballer and manager
1965
José Luis Chilavert, Paraguayan footballer
1964
Rex Brown, American bass player and songwriter
1963
Donnie Yen, Chinese-Hong Kong actor, director, producer, and martial artist
1962
Neil Brooks, Australian swimmer
1962
Karl Mueller, American bass player (d. 2005)
1960
Jo Durie, English tennis player and sportscaster
1960
Conway Savage, Australian singer-songwriter and keyboard player
1960
Emily Thornberry, English lawyer and politician
1959
Joe DeSa, American baseball player (d. 1986)
1959
Hugh Green, American football player
1959
Yiannos Papantoniou, French-Greek economist and politician, Greek Minister of National Defence
1958
Christopher Dean, English figure skater and choreographer
1958
Kimmo Hakola, Finnish composer
1957
Bill Engvall, American comedian, actor, and producer
1956
Carol Leifer, American actress, comedian, screenwriter, and producer
1955
Cat Bauer, American journalist, author, and playwright
1955
Allan Border, Australian cricketer and coach
1955
John Howell, English journalist and politician
1955
Bobby Rondinelli, American drummer
1954
Philippe Alliot, French race car driver and sportscaster
1954
G. S. Bali, Indian lawyer and politician
1954
Ricardo Uceda, Peruvian journalist and author
1954
Mark Stanway, English keyboard player Magnum
1953
Chung Dong-young, South Korean journalist and politician, 31st South Korean Minister of Unification
1953
Yahoo Serious, Australian actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1952
Marvin Barnes, American basketball player (d. 2014)
1952
Roxanne Hart, American actress
1951
Roseanna Cunningham, Scottish lawyer and politician, Minister for Community Safety and Legal Affairs
1951
Bob Diamond, American-English banker and businessman
1951
Rolf Thung, Dutch tennis player
1950
Simon Jones, English actor
1949
Maury Chaykin, American-Canadian actor (d. 2010)
1949
André Dupont, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1949
Rory MacDonald, Scottish singer-songwriter and bass player
1949
Maureen McGovern, American singer and actress
1949
Robert Rankin, English author and illustrator
1948
Peggy Fleming, American figure skater and sportscaster
1948
James Munby, English lawyer and judge
1948
Henny Vrienten, Dutch singer-songwriter and bass player
1947
Kazuyoshi Miura, Japanese businessman (d. 2008)
1947
Betty Thomas, American actress, director, and producer
1946
Peter Reading, English poet and author (d. 2011)
1944
Bobbie Gentry, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1944
Jean-Marie Leblanc, French cyclist and journalist
1944
Barbara Thomson, English saxophonist and composer
1943
Jeremy Greenstock, English diplomat, British Ambassador to the United Nations
1942
Édith Butler, Canadian singer-songwriter
1942
John Pleshette, American actor, director, and screenwriter
1942
Dennis Ralston, American tennis player
1941
Christian Boesch, Austrian opera singer
1941
Johannes Fritsch, German viola player and composer (d. 2010)
1940
Pina Bausch, German dancer and choreographer (d. 2009)
1939
William Eggleston, American photographer and academic
1939
Michael Longley, Northern Irish poet and academic
1939
Paulo Silvino, Brazilian comedian, composer and actor (d. 2017)
1938
Gary Gygax, American game designer, co-created Dungeons & Dragons (d. 2008)
1937
Anna Dawson, English actress and singer
1937
Don Galloway, American actor (d. 2009)
1937
Robert Holmes à Court, South African-Australian businessman and lawyer (d. 1990)
1936
J. Robert Hooper, American businessman and politician (d. 2008)
1935
Hillar Kärner, Estonian chess player
1935
Billy McCullough, Northern Irish footballer
1933
Nick Reynolds, American singer and bongo player (d. 2008)
1933
Ted Whitten, Australian footballer and journalist (d. 1995)
1932
Forest Able, American basketball player
1932
Diane Webber, American model, dancer and actress
1931
Khieu Samphan, Cambodian academic and politician, 28th Prime Minister of Cambodia
1931
Jerry Van Dyke, American actor (d. 2018)
1930
Joy Whitby, English director, producer, and screenwriter
1930
Shirley Williams, English academic and politician, Secretary of State for Education
1929
Jean Baudrillard, French sociologist and philosopher (d. 2007)
1929
Harvey Fuqua, American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2010)
1929
Jack Higgins, English author and academic
1929
Marc Wilkinson, French-Australian composer and conductor
1928
Joseph Kittinger, American colonel and pilot
1927
Guy Carawan, American singer and musicologist (d. 2015)
1927
Pierre Granier-Deferre, French director and screenwriter (d. 2007)
1927
Will Jordan, American comedian and actor
1927
C. Rajadurai, Sri Lankan journalist and politician, 1st Mayor of Batticaloa
1927
John Seigenthaler, American journalist and academic (d. 2014)
1924
Vincent Canby, American historian and critic (d. 2000)
1924
Otar Taktakishvili, Georgian composer and conductor (d. 1989)
1923
Mas Oyama, South Korean-Japanese martial artist (d. 1994)
1922
Adolfo Celi, Italian actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1986)
1922
Norman Lear, American screenwriter and producer
1921
Garry Davis, American pilot and activist, created the World Passport (d. 2013)
1921
Émile Genest, Canadian-American actor (d. 2003)
1920
Henry D. "Homer" Haynes, American comedian and musician (Homer and Jethro) (d. 1971)
1918
Leonard Rose, American cellist and educator (d. 1984)
1916
Elizabeth Hardwick, American literary critic, novelist, and short story writer (d. 2007)
1916
Skippy Williams, American saxophonist and arranger (d. 1994)
1916
Keenan Wynn, American actor (d. 1986)
1915
Mario Del Monaco, Italian tenor (d. 1982)
1915
Josef Priller, German colonel and pilot (d. 1961)
1914
August Sang, Estonian poet and translator (d. 1969)
1913
George L. Street III, American captain, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 2000)
1912
Vernon Elliott, English bassoon player, composer, and conductor (d. 1996)
1911
Rayner Heppenstall, English author and poet (d. 1981)
1910
Julien Gracq, French author and critic (d. 2007)
1910
Lupita Tovar, Mexican-American actress (d. 2016)
1908
Joseph Mitchell, American journalist and author (d. 1996)
1907
Ross Alexander, American stage and film actor (d. 1937)
1907
Carl McClellan Hill, African American educator and academic administrator (d. 1995)
1907
Irene Fischer, Austrian-American geodesist and mathematician (d. 2009)
1906
Jerzy Giedroyc, Polish author and activist (d. 2000)
1906
Herbert Jasper, Canadian psychologist and neurologist (d. 1999)
1905
Leo Durocher, American baseball player and manager (d. 1991)
1904
Lyudmila Rudenko, Soviet chess player (d. 1986)
1903
Nikolay Cherkasov, Russian actor (d. 1966)
1903
Michail Stasinopoulos, Greek jurist and politician, President of Greece (d. 2002)
1903
Mārtiņš Zīverts, Latvian playwright (d. 1990)
1902
Yaroslav Halan, Ukrainian playwright and publicist (d. 1949)
1899
Percy Hornibrook, Australian cricketer (d. 1976)
1896
Robert George, Scottish air marshal and politician, 24th Governor of South Australia (d. 1967)
1896
Henri Longchambon, French lawyer and politician (d. 1969)
1894
Mientje Kling, Dutch actress (d. 1966)
1893
Ugo Agostoni, Italian cyclist (d.1941)
1891
Jacob van der Hoeden, Dutch-Israeli veterinarian and academic (d. 1968)
1890
Benjamin Miessner, American radio engineer and inventor (d.1976)
1890
Armas Taipale, Finnish discus thrower and shot putter (d. 1976)
1889
Vera Karalli, Russian ballerina, choreographer, and actress (d. 1972)
1886
Ernst May, German architect and urban planner (d. 1970)
1882
Geoffrey de Havilland, English pilot and engineer, founded the de Havilland Aircraft Company (d. 1965)
1881
Hans Fischer, German chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1945)
1879
Francesco Gaeta, Italian poet (d.1927)
1877
Ernő Dohnányi, Hungarian pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1960)
1872
Stanislav Binički, Serbian composer, conductor, and pedagogue. (d.1942)
1870
Hilaire Belloc, French-born British writer and historian (d. 1953)
1867
Enrique Granados, Spanish pianist and composer (d. 1916)
1866
António José de Almeida, Portuguese physician and politician, 6th President of Portugal (d. 1929)
1858
George Lyon, Canadian golfer and cricketer (d. 1938)
1857
José Celso Barbosa, Puerto Rican physician, sociologist, and politician (d. 1921)
1857
Ernest Alfred Thompson Wallis Budge, English Egyptologist, Orientalist, and philologist (d.1934)
1854
Takahashi Korekiyo, Japanese accountant and politician, 20th Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1936)
1853
Vladimir Korolenko, Ukrainian journalist, author, and activist (d. 1921)
1853
Elizabeth Plankinton, American philanthropist (d. 1923)
1848
Loránd Eötvös, Hungarian physicist and politician, Minister of Education of Hungary (d. 1919)
1848
Friedrich Ernst Dorn, German physicist (d.1916)
1835
Giosuè Carducci, Italian poet and educator, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1907)
1833
Thomas George Bonney, English geologist, mountaineer, and academic (d. 1923)
1824
Alexandre Dumas, fils, French novelist and playwright (d. 1895)
1818
Agostino Roscelli, Italian priest and saint (d. 1902)
1812
Thomas Lanier Clingman, American general and politician (d. 1897)
1784
Denis Davydov, Russian general and poet (d. 1839)
1781
Mauro Giuliani, Italian singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1828)
1777
Thomas Campbell, Scottish-French poet and academic (d. 1844)
1777
Henry Trevor, 21st Baron Dacre, English general (d. 1853)
1773
Jacob Aall, Norwegian economist and politician (d. 1844)
1768
Charlotte Corday, French assassin of Jean-Paul Marat (d. 1793)
1768
Joseph Anton Koch, Austrian painter (d. 1839)
1752
Samuel Smith, American general and politician (d. 1839)
1741
François-Hippolyte Barthélémon, French-English violinist and composer (d. 1808)
1740
Jeanne Baré, French explorer (d. 1803)
1733
Jeremiah Dixon, English surveyor and astronomer (d. 1779)
1667
Johann Bernoulli, Swiss mathematician and academic (d. 1748)
1625
Edward Montagu, 1st Earl of Sandwich (d. 1672)
1612
Murad IV, Ottoman Sultan (d. 1640)
1578
Frances Howard, Duchess of Richmond (d. 1639)
1502
Francesco Corteccia, Italian composer (d. 1571)
1452
Ludovico Sforza, Italian son of Francesco I Sforza (d. 1508)
1452
Lucrezia Crivelli, mistress of Ludovico Sforza (d. 1508)

Deaths On This Day

2018
Marco Aurelio Denegri, Peruvian television host and sexologist (b. 1938)
2017
Sam Shepard, American playwright, actor, author, screenwriter, and director (b.1943)
2016
Einojuhani Rautavaara, Finnish composer (b.1928)
2016
James Alan McPherson, American short story writer and essayist (b. 1943)
2016
Jerry Doyle, American actor and talk show host (b. 1956)
2016
Piet de Jong, Dutch politician and naval officer, Minister of Defence (1963-67), Prime Minister of the Netherlands (1967-71) (b. 1915)
2015
Rickey Grundy, American singer-songwriter (b. 1959)
2015
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, Indian engineer, academic, and politician, 11th President of India (b. 1931)
2015
Samuel Pisar, Polish-born American lawyer and author (b. 1929)
2015
Anthony Shaw, English general (b. 1930)
2014
Richard Bolt, New Zealand air marshal and pilot (b. 1923)
2014
George Freese, American baseball player and coach (b. 1926)
2014
Wallace Jones, American basketball player and coach (b. 1926)
2014
Francesco Marchisano, Italian cardinal (b. 1929)
2014
Paul Schell, American lawyer and politician, 50th Mayor of Seattle (b. 1937)
2013
Fernando Alonso, Cuban dancer, co-founded the Cuban National Ballet (b. 1914)
2013
Lindy Boggs, American politician and diplomat, 5th United States Ambassador to the Holy See (b. 1916)
2013
Bud Day, American colonel and pilot, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1925)
2013
Kidd Kraddick, American radio host (b. 1959)
2013
Ilya Segalovich, Russian businessman, co-founded Yandex (b. 1964)
2012
Norman Alden, American actor (b. 1924)
2012
R. G. Armstrong, American actor and playwright (b. 1917)
2012
Darryl Cotton, Australian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (b. 1949)
2012
Geoffrey Hughes, English actor (b. 1944)
2012
Tony Martin, American actor and singer (b. 1913)
2012
Jack Taylor, English footballer and referee (b. 1930)
2010
Maury Chaykin, American-Canadian actor (b. 1949)
2010
Jack Tatum, American football player (b. 1948)
2008
Youssef Chahine, Egyptian director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1926)
2008
Horst Stein, German-born Swiss conductor (b. 1928)
2008
Isaac Saba Raffoul, Mexican businessman (b. 1923)
2007
James Oyebola, Nigerian-English boxer (b. 1961)
2006
Maryann Mahaffey, American academic and politician (b. 1925)
2005
Al Held, American painter and academic (b. 1928)
2005
Marten Toonder, Dutch author and illustrator (b. 1912)
2003
Vance Hartke, American lieutenant, lawyer, and politician (b. 1919)
2003
Bob Hope, English-American actor, comedian, television personality, and businessman (b. 1903)
2001
Rhonda Sing, Canadian wrestler (b. 1961)
2001
Leon Wilkeson, American bass player and songwriter (b. 1952)
2000
Gordon Solie, American sportscaster (b. 1929)
1999
Aleksandr Danilovich Aleksandrov, Russian mathematician, physicist, and mountaineer (b. 1912)
1999
Harry Edison, American trumpet player (b. 1915)
1998
Binnie Barnes, English-American actress (b. 1903)
1995
Melih Esenbel, Turkish politician and diplomat, 20th Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1915)
1995
Rick Ferrell, American baseball player and coach (b. 1905)
1995
Miklós Rózsa, Hungarian-American composer and conductor (b. 1907)
1994
Kevin Carter, South African photographer and journalist (b. 1960)
1993
Reggie Lewis, American basketball player (b. 1965)
1992
Max Dupain, Australian photographer and educator (b. 1911)
1992
Tzeni Karezi, Greek actress and screenwriter
1991
John Friedrich, German-Australian engineer and conman (b. 1950)
1990
Bobby Day, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer (b. 1928)
1990
René Toribio, Guadeloupean politician (b. 1912)
1988
Frank Zamboni, American inventor and businessman, founded the Zamboni Company (b. 1901)
1987
Travis Jackson, American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1903)
1985
Smoky Joe Wood, American baseball player and coach (b. 1889)
1984
James Mason, English actor (b. 1909)
1981
William Wyler, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1902)
1980
Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Iranian king (b. 1919)
1978
Bob Heffron, New Zealand-Australian miner and politician, 30th Premier of New South Wales (b. 1890)
1978
Willem van Otterloo, Dutch cellist, composer, and conductor (b. 1907)
1975
Alfred Duraiappah, Sri Lankan Tamil lawyer and politician (d. 1926)
1971
Charlie Tully, Irish footballer and manager (b. 1924)
1970
António de Oliveira Salazar, Portuguese economist and politician, 100th Prime Minister of Portugal (b. 1889)
1968
Babe Adams, American baseball player and manager (b. 1882)
1965
Daniel-Rops, French historian and author (b. 1901)
1964
Winifred Lenihan, American actress, writer, and director (b. 1898)
1963
Hooks Dauss, American baseball player (b. 1889)
1963
Garrett Morgan, African-American inventor (b. 1877)
1962
Richard Aldington, English poet and author (b. 1892)
1962
James H. Kindelberger, American pilot and businessman (b. 1895)
1960
Julie Vinter Hansen, Danish-Swiss astronomer and academic (b. 1890)
1958
Claire Lee Chennault, American general and pilot (b. 1893)
1951
Paul Kogerman, Estonian chemist and politician, 22nd Estonian Minister of Education (b. 1891)
1948
Woolf Barnato, English race car driver and businessman (b. 1898)
1948
Joe Tinker, American baseball player and manager (b. 1880)
1948
Dorothea Bleek, South African anthropologist and philologist (b. 1873)
1946
Gertrude Stein, American novelist, poet, and playwright (b. 1874)
1942
Karl Pärsimägi, Estonian painter (b. 1902)
1941
Alfred Henry O'Keeffe, New Zealand painter and educator (b. 1858)
1938
Tom Crean, Irish seaman and explorer (b. 1877)
1931
Auguste Forel, Swiss neuroanatomist and psychiatrist (b. 1848)
1924
Ferruccio Busoni, Italian pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1866)
1921
Myrddin Fardd, Welsh writer and antiquarian scholar (b. 1836)
1917
Emil Theodor Kocher, Swiss physician and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1841)
1916
Charles Fryatt, English captain (b. 1872)
1916
William Jonas, English footballer (d. 1890)
1883
Montgomery Blair, American lieutenant and politician, 20th United States Postmaster General (b. 1813)
1876
Albertus van Raalte, Dutch-born American minister and author (b. 1811)
1875
Aleksander Kunileid, Estonian composer and educator (b. 1845)
1865
Jean-Joseph Dassy, French painter and lithographer (b. 1791)
1863
William Lowndes Yancey, American journalist and politician (b. 1813)
1844
John Dalton, English physicist, meteorologist, and chemist (b. 1776)
1841
Mikhail Lermontov, Russian poet and painter (b. 1814)
1770
Robert Dinwiddie, Scottish merchant and politician, Colonial Governor of Virginia (b. 1693)
1759
Pierre Louis Maupertuis, French mathematician and philosopher (b. 1698)
1675
Henri de la Tour d'Auvergne, Vicomte de Turenne, French general (b. 1611)
1656
Salomo Glassius, German theologian and critic (b. 1593)
1510
Giovanni Sforza, Italian condottiere (b. 1466)
1469
William Herbert, 1st Earl of Pembroke (b. 1423)
1382
Joanna I of Naples (b. 1326)
1365
Rudolf IV, Duke of Austria (b. 1339)
1276
James I of Aragon (b. 1208)
1158
Geoffrey VI, Count of Anjou (b. 1134)
1144
Salomea of Berg, High Duchess consort of Poland
1101
Conrad II, king of Italy (b. 1074)
1101
Hugh d'Avranches, Earl of Chester (b. c. 1047)
1061
Nicholas II, pope of the Catholic Church
959
Chai Rong, emperor of Later Zhou
903
Abdallah II of Ifriqiya, Aghlabid emir

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