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On This Day in History:  June 4

June 4 is the 155th day of the year (156th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 210 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2020
"I'm retiring!" British Columbia man scores whopping $24 million Lotto jackpot. Last Wednesday, Ronald 'Ron' Cumiskey, 60, nearly forgot to check his Lotto 6/49 ticket right before bed. Instead, the trivial decision to check his numbers at the last minute probably kept him up all night, as he had learned he had the jackpot-winning ticket worth an enormous $24,369,459.
2017
Powerball lottery heats up with new jackpot of $375 million. If world events have got you down, maybe the rising Powerball jackpot is just the thing to lift your spirits and your dreams.
2016
Employee learns he won $5.8M in lottery, finishes 12-hour work shift. A pub kitchen manager scooped the UK's biggest ever scratch card jackpot of £4 million (US$5.8 million) while on his dinner break — but then went back to finish his shift.
2015
Defiant scratch game purchase yields $1 million prize. A Michigan man who scratched off his lottery ticket in the bathroom to keep his girlfriend from knowing what he'd done ended up winning $1 million.
2015
Arizona lottery ticket wins $188M Powerball jackpot. If you bought your Powerball ticket in Arizona, it's time to give it some extra scrutiny this morning, since one of the Powerball tickets sold in Arizona for the Wednesday drawing is now worth $188.9 million.
2013
Texas Lottery suspends sales for 'All or Nothing' game. The Texas Lottery has temporarily suspended sales for its "All or Nothing" draw game because of a game design issue.
2010
$11 million slot jackpot a malfunction, casino says. MaryAnn and Jim McMahon thought their money troubles were over when they hit an $11 million jackpot at a Cripple Creek, Colorado, casino Tuesday. It turns out they were wrong.
2008
Illinois Lottery gives players a second chance. The Illinois Lottery has launched its "Replay for Riches" summer promotion, in which non-winning tickets can be replayed for a chance to win $1 million, and players can take part in an online survey to share one moment in their lives that deserves a second chance.
2008
Kellogg's worker won't change much after winning $1M lottery jackpot. Edwards, a Cave Spring resident employed at the Kellogg's plant in Rome, received a check today for winning the Georgia Lottery scratch-off game Cash Explosion then headed to her job at the plant.
2008
Two arrested for buying lottery tickets with fake money. New York State Police have charged two men who are on parole in connection with the passage of phony $20 bills for lottery tickets.
2008
GTECH given time to fight for Ohio Lottery contract. Treading carefully through a legal minefield yesterday, a panel of state legislators put off a decision to hire a new company to run popular Ohio Lottery games, including Pick 3, Mega Millions and the upcoming Keno game.
2008
Ohio plans new video lottery game this summer. The director of the Ohio Lottery says he still plans to start a new video lottery game in July despite a delay in awarding a contract to a company that will provide the equipment to bars and restaurants.
2007
Yukon lotteries go under microscope. Lottery operations in the Yukon are currently under review, in the wake of similar probes in other Canadian provinces, but Yukon lottery officials foresee no problems.
2007
Georgia Fantasy 5 lottery player scores $95,000 jackpot. A Sautee-Nacoochee, Georgia, resident's fantasy has become a reality. R.J. Jordan played Fantasy 5 and won $95,427 in the May 29 drawing.
2004
Colorado Lottery gift scandal continues. The latest controversy in the Colorado Lottery office over gifts involves warning letters sent to 13 lottery employees charging that they didn't, as required, report gifts given to them by vendors.
2004
Tennessee Lottery To Award First Instant Million On June 26. One Tennessee Lottery player will become an instant millionaire after participating in the Lottery's first million-dollar grand prize drawing, to be held at 6 p.m. (CST) on June 26 at Nashville's Opry Mills shopping mall.
2004
Kentucky to post record sales. The Kentucky Lottery Corp. expects its sales this fiscal year, which ends June 30, to hit a record $723.8 million - meaning an extra $11 million for the state.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$475 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jun 4, 2019
2.$380.6 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 7, 2017
3.$378 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jun 5, 2020
4.$260 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jun 7, 2016
5.$192 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 4, 2014
6.€163.1 Million
US$183.54 Million
Draw Date
Jun 4, 2019
7.$177 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 6, 2012
8.€132 Million
US$173.37 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jun 5, 2012
9.€100 Million
US$136.42 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jun 6, 2014
10.€100 Million
US$111.57 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jun 5, 2015
11.$110 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 4, 2016
11.$110 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jun 5, 2018
13.€90 Million
US$105.91 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Jun 8, 2018
14.€90.39 Million
US$102.74 Million
Draw Date
Jun 4, 2016
15.$87 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 6, 2018
16.€73 Million
US$82.92 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jun 7, 2016
17.$81 Million
Draw Date
Jun 5, 2004
17.$81 Million
Draw Date
Jun 5, 2004
19.$80 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jun 6, 2003
19.$80 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jun 6, 2017
21.€54 Million
US$79.19 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jun 7, 2011
22.$72.3 Million
Draw Date
Jun 4, 2014
23.€43 Million
US$60.45 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jun 5, 2009
24.€53.65 Million
US$60.45 Million
Draw Date
Jun 6, 2017
25.$60 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 7, 2006

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1985
Tuesday, Jun 4, 1985
35 years old
1976
Friday, Jun 4, 1976
44 years old
1961
Sunday, Jun 4, 1961
59 years old
1960
Saturday, Jun 4, 1960
60 years old
1960
Saturday, Jun 4, 1960
60 years old
1957
Tuesday, Jun 4, 1957
63 years old
1952
Wednesday, Jun 4, 1952
68 years old
1952
Wednesday, Jun 4, 1952
68 years old
1949
Saturday, Jun 4, 1949
71 years old
1948
Friday, Jun 4, 1948
72 years old
(year not provided)
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Worldwide Events On This Day

2010
Falcon 9 Flight 1 is the maiden flight of the SpaceXFalcon 9 rocket, which launches from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Space Launch Complex 40.
1998
Terry Nichols is sentenced to life in prison for his role in the Oklahoma City bombing.
1996
The first flight of Ariane 5 explodes after roughly 37 seconds. It was a Cluster mission.
1989
Ali Khamenei is elected as the new Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran by the Assembly of Experts after the death and funeral of AyatollahRuhollah Khomeini.
1989
The Tiananmen Square protests are violently suppressed in Beijing by the People's Liberation Army, with at least 241 dead.
1989
Solidarity's victory in the first (somewhat) free parliamentary elections in post-war Poland sparks off a succession of peaceful anti-communist revolutions in Eastern Europe, leads to the creation of the so-called Contract Sejm and begins the Autumn of Nations.
1989
Ufa train disaster: A natural gas explosion near Ufa, Russia, kills 575 as two trains passing each other throw sparks near a leaky pipeline.
1988
Three cars on a train carrying hexogen to Kazakhstanexplode in Arzamas, Gorky Oblast, USSR, killing 91 and injuring about 1,500.
1986
Jonathan Pollard pleads guilty to espionage for selling top secret United States military intelligence to Israel.
1983
Gordon Kahl, who killed two US Marshals in Medina, North Dakota on February 13, is killed in a shootout in Smithville, Arkansas, along with a local sheriff, after a four-month manhunt.
1979
Flight LieutenantJerry Rawlings takes power in Ghana after a military coup in which General Fred Akuffo is overthrown.
1975
The Governor of CaliforniaJerry Brown signs the California Agricultural Labor Relations Act into law, the first law in the U.S. giving farmworkers collective bargaining rights.
1970
Tonga gains independence from the United Kingdom.
1967
England: Seventy-two people are killed when a Canadair C-4 Argonautcrashes at Stockport.
1961
Cold War: In the Vienna summit, the Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev sparks the Berlin Crisis by threatening to sign a separate peace treaty with East Germany and ending American, British and French access to East Berlin.
1944
World War II: A hunter-killer group of the United States Navy captures the German submarine U-505: The first time a U.S. Navy vessel had captured an enemy vessel at sea since the 19th century.
1944
World War II: Rome falls to the Allies, the first Axis capital to fall.
1943
A military coup in Argentina ousts Ramón Castillo.
1942
World War II: The Battle of Midway begins. The Japanese AdmiralChūichi Nagumo orders a strike on Midway Island by much of the Imperial Japanese Navy.
1940
World War II: The Dunkirk evacuation ends: British forces complete evacuation of 338,000 troops from Dunkirk in France. To rally the morale of the country, Winston Churchill delivers, only to the House of Commons, his famous "We shall fight on the beaches" speech.
1939
The Holocaust: The MS St. Louis, a ship carrying 963 Jewish refugees, is denied permission to land in Florida, in the United States, after already being turned away from Cuba. Forced to return to Europe, more than 200 of its passengers later die in Naziconcentration camps.
1932
Marmaduke Grove and other Chilean military officers lead a coup d'état establishing the short-lived Socialist Republic of Chile.
1928
The President of the Republic of China, Zhang Zuolin, is assassinated by Japanese agents.
1920
Hungary loses 71% of its territory and 63% of its population when the Treaty of Trianon is signed in Paris.
1919
Women's rights: The U.S. Congress approves the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution, which guarantees suffrage to women, and sends it to the U.S. states for ratification.
1917
The first Pulitzer Prizes are awarded: Laura E. Richards, Maude H. Elliott, and Florence Hall receive the first Pulitzer for biography (for Julia Ward Howe). Jean Jules Jusserand receives the first Pulitzer for history for his work With Americans of Past and Present Days. Herbert B. Swope receives the first Pulitzer for journalism for his work for the New York World.
1916
World War I: Russia opens the Brusilov Offensive with an artillery barrage of Austro-Hungarian lines in Galicia.
1913
Emily Davison, a suffragette, runs out in front of King George V's horse at The Derby. She is trampled, never regains consciousness, and dies four days later.
1912
Massachusetts becomes the first state of the United States to set a minimum wage.
1896
Henry Ford completes the Ford Quadricycle, his first gasoline-powered automobile, and gives it a successful test run.
1878
Cyprus Convention: The Ottoman Empire cedes Cyprus to the United Kingdom but retains nominal title.
1876
An express train called the Transcontinental Express arrives in San Francisco, via the First Transcontinental Railroad only 83 hours and 39 minutes after leaving New York City.
1862
American Civil War: Confederate troops evacuate Fort Pillow on the Mississippi River, leaving the way clear for Union troops to take Memphis, Tennessee.
1859
Italian Independence wars: In the Battle of Magenta, the French army, under Louis-Napoleon, defeat the Austrian army.
1855
Major Henry C. Wayne departs New York aboard the USS Supply to procure camels to establish the U.S. Camel Corps.
1825
General Lafayette, a French officer in the American Revolutionary War, speaks at what would become Lafayette Square, Buffalo, during his visit to the United States.
1812
Following Louisiana's admittance as a U.S. state, the Louisiana Territory is renamed the Missouri Territory.
1802
King Charles Emmanuel IV of Sardinia abdicates his throne in favor of his brother, Victor Emmanuel.
1792
CaptainGeorge Vancouver claims Puget Sound for the Kingdom of Great Britain.
1784
Élisabeth Thible becomes the first woman to fly in an untethered hot air balloon. Her flight covers four kilometres in 45 minutes, and reached 1,500 metres altitude (estimated).
1783
The Montgolfier brothers publicly demonstrate their montgolfière (hot air balloon).
1760
Great Upheaval: New England planters arrive to claim land in Nova Scotia, Canada, taken from the Acadians.
1745
Battle of Hohenfriedberg: Frederick the Great'sPrussian army decisively defeated an Austrian army under Prince Charles Alexander of Lorraine during the War of the Austrian Succession.
1615
Siege of Osaka: Forces under Tokugawa Ieyasu take Osaka Castle in Japan.
1561
The steeple of St Paul's, the medieval cathedral of London, is destroyed in a fire caused by lightning and is never rebuilt.
1411
King Charles VI granted a monopoly for the ripening of Roquefort cheese to the people of Roquefort-sur-Soulzon as they had been doing for centuries.

Births On This Day

2004
Mackenzie Ziegler, American dancer, singer, actress and model
1999
Kim So-hyun, South Korean actress
1995
Shiori Tamai, Japanese singer
1993
Jonathan Huberdeau, Canadian ice hockey player
1991
Lorenzo Insigne, Italian footballer
1991
Matt McIlwrick, New Zealand rugby league player
1990
Zac Farro, American singer and drummer
1990
Evan Spiegel, American Internet entrepreneur
1989
Federico Erba, Italian footballer
1989
Paweł Fajdek, Polish hammer thrower
1988
Matt Bartkowski, American ice hockey defenseman
1988
Kimberley Busteed, Australian model
1987
Luisa Zissman, English businesswoman
1987
Mollie King, English singer-songwriter and model
1985
Leon Botha, South African painter and DJ (d. 2011)
1985
Anna-Lena Grönefeld, German tennis player
1985
Evan Lysacek, American figure skater
1985
Lukas Podolski, German footballer
1985
Oddvar Reiakvam, Norwegian politician
1984
Enrico Rossi Chauvenet, Italian footballer
1984
Rainie Yang, Taiwanese actress
1984
Ian White, Canadian ice hockey player
1983
Romaric, Ivorian footballer
1983
Emmanuel Eboué, Ivorian footballer
1983
Olha Saladuha, Ukrainian triple jumper
1982
Abel Kirui, Kenyan runner
1982
Ronnie Prude, American-Canadian football player
1981
Jennifer Carroll, Canadian swimmer
1981
Giourkas Seitaridis, Greek footballer
1981
Natalia Vodopyanova, Russian basketball player
1980
François Beauchemin, Canadian ice hockey player
1979
Naohiro Takahara, Japanese footballer
1979
Daniel Vickerman, South African-Australian rugby player (d. 2017)
1978
Robin Lord Taylor, American actor
1977
Dionisis Chiotis, Greek footballer
1977
Alex Manninger, Austrian footballer
1977
Roman Miroshnichenko, Ukrainian guitarist and composer
1977
Roland G. Fryer Jr., American economist and professor
1976
Kasey Chambers, Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist
1976
Alexei Navalny, Russian lawyer and politician
1976
Nenad Zimonjić, Serbian tennis player
1975
Russell Brand, English comedian and actor
1975
Henry Burris, American football player
1975
Angelina Jolie, American actress, filmmaker, humanitarian, and activist
1975
Dinanath Ramnarine, Trinidadian cricketer
1975
Alex Wharf, English cricketer
1974
Jacob Sahaya Kumar Aruni, Indian chef (d. 2012)
1974
Darin Erstad, American baseball player and coach
1974
Andrew Gwynne, English lawyer and politician
1974
Janette Husárová, Slovak tennis player
1974
Buddy Wakefield, American poet and author
1973
Mikey Whipwreck, American wrestler and trainer
1972
Derian Hatcher, American ice hockey defenseman
1972
Rob Huebel, American comedian, actor, producer, and screenwriter
1971
Joseph Kabila, Congolese soldier and politician, President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
1971
Mike Lee, American lawyer and politician
1971
Shoji Meguro, Japanese director and composer
1971
Karl Martin Sinijärv, Estonian journalist and poet
1971
Noah Wyle, American actor and producer
1970
Deborah Compagnoni, Italian skier
1970
Richie Hawtin, English-Canadian DJ and producer
1970
Dave Pybus, English bass player and songwriter
1970
Izabella Scorupco, Polish-Swedish actress and model
1969
Horatio Sanz, Chilean-American actor and comedian
1968
Roger Lim, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1968
Niurka Montalvo, Cuban-Spanish long jumper
1968
Al B. Sure!, American R&B singer-songwriter, keyboard player, and producer
1968
Scott Wolf, American actor
1967
Robert S. Kimbrough, American colonel and astronaut
1966
Cecilia Bartoli, Italian soprano and actress
1966
Vladimir Voevodsky, Russian mathematician and academic
1966
Bill Wiggin, English politician, Shadow Secretary of State for Wales
1965
Mick Doohan, Australian motorcycle racer
1965
Andrea Jaeger, American tennis player and preacher (Anglican Order of Preachers)
1964
Sean Pertwee, English actor
1964
Kōji Yamamura, Japanese animator, producer, and screenwriter
1963
Sean Fitzpatrick, New Zealand rugby union player
1963
Jim Lachey, American football player and sportscaster
1963
Xavier McDaniel, American basketball player and coach
1962
Krzysztof Hołowczyc, Polish race car driver
1962
Zenon Jaskuła, Polish cyclist
1962
John P. Kee, American singer-songwriter and pastor
1962
Junius Ho, Hong Kong solicitor and politician
1961
El DeBarge, American singer-songwriter and producer
1961
Ferenc Gyurcsány, Hungarian businessman and politician, 6th Prime Minister of Hungary
1960
Miloš Đelmaš, Serbian footballer and manager
1960
Kristine Kathryn Rusch, American author
1960
Paul Taylor, American guitarist and keyboard player
1960
Bradley Walsh, English television presenter, comedian, singer and former footballer
1959
Juan Camacho, Bolivian runner
1959
Georgios Voulgarakis, Greek politician, 21st Greek Minister for Culture
1956
Keith David, American actor
1956
John Hockenberry, American journalist and author
1956
Terry Kennedy, American baseball player and manager
1956
Joyce Sidman, American author and poet
1955
Val McDermid, Scottish author
1955
Mary Testa, American singer and actress
1954
Raphael Ravenscroft, English saxophonist and composer (d. 2014)
1954
Kazuhiro Yamaji, Japanese actor and voice actor
1953
Linda Lingle, American journalist and politician, 6th Governor of Hawaii
1953
Jimmy McCulloch, Scottish musician and songwriter (Wings) (d. 1979)
1953
Susumu Ojima, Japanese businessman, founded Huser
1953
Paul Samson, English guitarist and producer (d. 2002)
1952
Bronisław Komorowski, Polish historian and politician, 5th President of Poland
1952
Dambudzo Marechera, Zimbabwean author and poet
1951
Leigh Kennedy, American author
1951
Bronisław Malinowski, Polish runner (d. 1981)
1951
Melanie Phillips, English journalist and author
1951
Wendy Pini, American author and illustrator
1951
David Yip, English actor and playwright
1950
Raymond Dumais, Canadian bishop (d. 2012)
1949
Gabriel Arcand, Canadian actor
1949
Mark B. Cohen, American lawyer and politician
1948
Bob Champion, English jockey
1948
Sandra Post, Canadian golfer and sportscaster
1948
Jürgen Sparwasser, German footballer and manager
1947
Viktor Klima, Austrian businessman and politician, 25th Chancellor of Austria
1945
Anthony Braxton, American saxophonist, clarinet player, and composer
1945
Daniel Topolski, English rower and coach (d. 2015)
1945
Gordon Waller, Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2009)
1944
Roger Ball, Scottish saxophonist and songwriter
1944
Michelle Phillips, American singer-songwriter and actress
1943
John Burgess, Australian radio and television host
1943
Sandra Haynie, American golfer
1943
Tom Jaine, English author
1942
Louis Reichardt, American mountaineer
1942
Bill Rowe, Canadian lawyer and politician
1941
Kenneth G. Ross, Australian playwright and screenwriter
1940
Ludwig Schwarz, Slovak-Austrian bishop
1939
Jeremy Browne, 11th Marquess of Sligo, Anglo-Irish peer (d. 2014)
1939
Denis de Belleval, Canadian civil servant and politician
1939
Henri Pachard, American director and producer (d. 2008)
1939
George Reid, Scottish journalist and politician, 2nd Presiding Officer of the Scottish Parliament
1938
John Harvard, Canadian journalist and politician, 23rd Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba (d. 2016)
1938
Art Mahaffey, American baseball player
1937
Freddy Fender, American singer and guitarist (d. 2006)
1937
Mortimer Zuckerman, Canadian-American businessman and publisher, founded Boston Properties
1936
Vince Camuto, American fashion designer and businessman, co-founded Nine West (d. 2015)
1936
Bruce Dern, American actor
1935
Colette Boky, Canadian soprano and actress
1935
Berhanu Dinka, Ethiopian economist and diplomat (d. 2013)
1934
Monica Dacon, Vincentian educator and politician, 6th Governor-General of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
1934
Daphne Sheldrick, Kenyan-British conservationist and author
1932
John Drew Barrymore, American actor (d. 2004)
1932
Oliver Nelson, American saxophonist and composer (d. 1975)
1932
Maurice Shadbolt, New Zealand author and playwright (d. 2004)
1931
Gustav Nossal, Austrian-Australian biologist and academic
1930
George Chesworth, English air marshal and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Moray (d. 2017)
1930
Morgana King, American singer and actress
1930
Viktor Tikhonov, Russian ice hockey player and coach (d. 2014)
1929
Karolos Papoulias, Greek lawyer and politician, 5th President of Greece
1928
Ruth Westheimer, German-American therapist and author
1927
Henning Carlsen, Danish director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2014)
1927
Geoffrey Palmer, English actor
1926
Robert Earl Hughes, American who was the heaviest human being recorded in the history of the world during his lifetime (d. 1958)
1926
Ain Kaalep, Estonian poet, playwright, and critic
1926
Judith Malina, German-American actress and director, co-founded The Living Theatre (d. 2015)
1925
Antonio Puchades, Spanish footballer (d. 2013)
1924
Tofilau Eti Alesana, Samoan politician, 5th Prime Minister of Samoa (d. 1999)
1924
Dennis Weaver, American actor and director (d. 2006)
1923
Elizabeth Jolley, English-Australian author and academic (d. 2007)
1921
Milan Komar, Slovenian-Argentinian philosopher and academic (d. 2006)
1921
Bobby Wanzer, American basketball player and coach (d. 2016)
1917
Robert Merrill, American actor and singer (d. 2004)
1916
Robert F. Furchgott, American biochemist and pharmacologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2009)
1916
Fernand Leduc, Canadian painter (d. 2014)
1915
Walter Hadlee, New Zealand cricketer (d. 2006)
1915
Modibo Keïta, Malian educator and politician, 1st President of Mali (d. 1977)
1915
Nils Kihlberg, Swedish actor, singer, and director (d. 1965)
1912
Robert Jacobsen, Danish sculptor and painter (d. 1993)
1910
Christopher Cockerell, English engineer, invented the hovercraft (d. 1999)
1907
Jacques Roumain, Haitian journalist and politician (d. 1944)
1907
Rosalind Russell, American actress (d. 1976)
1907
Patience Strong, English poet and journalist (d. 1990)
1904
Bhagat Puran Singh, Indian publisher, environmentalist, and philanthropist (d. 1992)
1903
Yevgeny Mravinsky, Russian conductor (d. 1988)
1887
Tom Longboat, Canadian runner and soldier (d. 1949)
1885
Arturo Rawson, Argentinian general and politician, 26th President of Argentina (d. 1952)
1880
Clara Blandick, American actress (d. 1962)
1879
Mabel Lucie Attwell, English author and illustrator (d. 1964)
1877
Heinrich Otto Wieland, German chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1957)
1873
Nictzin Dyalhis, American author, (d.1942)
1867
Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim, Finnish general and politician, 6th President of Finland (d. 1951)
1866
Miina Sillanpää, Finnish journalist and politician (d. 1952)
1861
William Propsting, Australian politician, 20th Premier of Tasmania (d. 1937)
1860
Alexis Lapointe, Canadian runner (d. 1924)
1854
Solko van den Bergh, Dutch target shooter (d. 1916)
1829
Jinmaku Kyūgorō, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 12th Yokozuna (d. 1903)
1821
Apollon Maykov, Russian poet and playwright (d. 1897)
1801
James Pennethorne, English architect, designed Victoria Park (d. 1871)
1787
Constant Prévost, French geologist and academic (d. 1856)
1754
Miguel de Azcuénaga, Argentinian soldier (d. 1833)
1754
Franz Xaver von Zach, Slovak astronomer and academic (d. 1832)
1744
Patrick Ferguson, Scottish soldier, designed the Ferguson rifle (d. 1780)
1738
George III of the United Kingdom (d. 1820)
1704
Benjamin Huntsman, English inventor and businessman (d. 1776)
1694
François Quesnay, French economist and physician (d. 1774)
1665
Zacharie Robutel de La Noue, Canadian captain (d. 1733)
1604
Claudia de' Medici, Italian daughter of Christina of Lorraine (d. 1648)
1563
George Heriot, Scottish goldsmith (d. 1624)
1489
Antoine, Duke of Lorraine (d. 1544)
1394
Philippa of England (d. 1430)

Deaths On This Day

2017
Juan Goytisolo, Spanish essayist, poet and novelist (b. 1931)
2016
Carmen Pereira, Bissau-Guinean politician (b. 1937)
2015
Marguerite Patten, English economist and author (b. 1915)
2015
Leonid Plyushch, Ukrainian mathematician and academic (b. 1938)
2015
Jabe Thomas, American race car driver (b. 1930)
2015
Anne Warburton, British academic and diplomat, British Ambassador to Denmark (b. 1927)
2014
George Ho, American-Hong Kong businessman (b. 1919)
2014
Nathan Shamuyarira, Zimbabwean journalist and politician, Zimbabwean Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1928)
2014
Sydney Templeman, Baron Templeman, English lawyer and judge (b. 1920)
2014
Don Zimmer, American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1931)
2013
Walt Arfons, American race car driver (b. 1916)
2013
Joey Covington, American drummer (b. 1945)
2013
Hermann Gunnarsson, Icelandic footballer, handball player, and sportscaster (b. 1946)
2013
Will Wynn, American football player (b. 1949)
2012
Peter Beaven, New Zealand architect, designed the Lyttelton Road Tunnel Administration Building (b. 1925)
2012
Pedro Borbón, Dominican-American baseball player (b. 1946)
2012
Rodolfo Quezada Toruño, Guatemalan cardinal (b. 1932)
2012
Herb Reed, American violinist (b. 1929)
2011
Juan Francisco Luis, Virgin Islander sergeant and politician, 23rd Governor of the United States Virgin Islands (b. 1940)
2011
Andreas P. Nielsen, Danish author and composer (b. 1953)
2010
John Wooden, American basketball player and coach (b. 1910)
2007
Clete Boyer, American baseball player and manager (b. 1937)
2007
Bill France, Jr., American businessman (b. 1933)
2007
Craig L. Thomas, American captain and politician (b. 1933)
2004
Steve Lacy, American saxophonist and composer (b. 1934)
2004
Nino Manfredi, Italian actor (b. 1921)
2002
Fernando Belaúnde Terry, Peruvian architect and politician, 42nd President of Peru (b. 1912)
1998
Josephine Hutchinson, American actress (b. 1903)
1997
Vladimir Hütt, Russian-Estonian physicist and philosopher (b. 1936)
1997
Ronnie Lane, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (b. 1946)
1994
Derek Leckenby, English musician (b. 1943)
1993
Bernard Evslin, American writer (b. 1922)
1992
Carl Stotz, American businessman, founded Little League Baseball (b. 1910)
1990
Stiv Bators, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1949)
1989
Dik Browne, American cartoonist (b. 1917)
1981
Leslie Averill, New Zealand doctor and soldier (b. 1897)
1973
Maurice René Fréchet, French mathematician and academic (b. 1878)
1973
Murry Wilson, American songwriter, producer, and manager (b. 1917)
1971
György Lukács, Hungarian historian and philosopher (b. 1885)
1970
Sonny Tufts, American actor (b. 1911)
1968
Dorothy Gish, American actress (b. 1898)
1967
Linda Eenpalu, Estonian lawyer and politician (b. 1890)
1962
Clem McCarthy, American sportscaster (b. 1882)
1956
Katherine MacDonald, American actress and producer (b. 1881)
1951
Serge Koussevitzky, Russian-American bassist, composer, and conductor (b. 1874)
1942
Reinhard Heydrich, German SS officer and politician (b. 1904)
1941
Wilhelm II, German Emperor (b. 1859)
1939
Tommy Ladnier, American trumpet player (b. 1900)
1933
Ahmet Haşim, Turkish poet and author (b. 1884)
1931
Hussein bin Ali, Sharif of Mecca, Sharif and Emir of Mecca, King of the Hejaz (b. 1853/54)
1929
Harry Frazee, American director, producer, and agent (b. 1881)
1928
Zhang Zuolin, Chinese warlord (b. 1873)
1926
Fred Spofforth, Australian-English cricketer and coach (b. 1853)
1922
W. H. R. Rivers, English anthropologist, neurologist, ethnologist, and psychiatrist (b. 1864)
1876
Abdülaziz of the Ottoman Empire, 32nd Sultan of the Ottoman Empire (b. 1830)
1875
Eduard Mörike, German pastor and poet (b. 1804)
1872
Johan Rudolph Thorbecke, Dutch historian, jurist, and politician, Prime Minister of the Netherlands (b. 1798)
1830
Antonio José de Sucre, Venezuelan general and politician, 2nd President of Bolivia (b. 1795)
1809
Nicolai Abildgaard, Danish neoclassical and history painter, sculptor and architect (b. 1743)
1801
Frederick Muhlenberg, American minister and politician, 1st Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (b. 1750)
1798
Giacomo Casanova, Italian adventurer and author (b. 1725)
1663
William Juxon, English archbishop and academic (b. 1582)
1647
Canonicus, Grand Chief Sachem of the Narragansett (b. 1565)
1622
Péter Révay, Hungarian soldier and historian (b. 1568)
1608
Francis Caracciolo, Italian Catholic priest (b. 1563)
1585
Muretus, French philosopher and author (b. 1526)
1472
Nezahualcoyotl, Aztec poet (b. 1402)
1463
Flavio Biondo, Italian historian and author (b. 1392)
1453
Andronikos Palaiologos Kantakouzenos, Byzantine commander
1394
Mary de Bohun, wife of Henry IV of England (b.c. 1368)
1257
Przemysł I of Greater Poland (b. 1221)
1246
Isabella of Angoulême (b. 1188)
1206
Adela of Champagne (b. 1140)
1135
Emperor Huizong of Song (b. 1082)
1134
Magnus I of Sweden (b. 1106)
1102
Władysław I Herman, Polish nobleman (b. c. 1044)
1039
Conrad II, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 990)
956
Muhammad III of Shirvan, Muslim ruler
946
Guaimar II (Gybbosus), Lombard prince
895
Li Xi, chancellor of the Tang Dynasty
863
Charles, archbishop of Mainz
756
Shōmu, Japanese emperor (b. 701)

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