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On This Day in History:  March 22

March 22 is the 81st day of the year (82nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 284 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2019
Kansas man claims $50M Mega Millions jackpot on ticket he purchased in Missouri. A Kansas man who stopped to get gas and a Mega Millions lottery ticket in Kansas City, Missouri is now $50 million richer.
2018
Gas station clerk finds lottery ticket worth $1 million, returns to owner. A Lincoln County, Kansas, man is $1 million richer, thanks to a Salina gas station employee.
2017
Judge rules whistleblower suit against Georgia Lottery can go forward. A whistleblower lawsuit claiming a Georgia Lottery executive was fired after refusing to support inflated sales projections should go to trial, a Fulton County Superior Court judge decided this week.
2017
Va. woman wins $1 million while showing friend how to play lottery. A Virginia woman won $1 million Tuesday after attempting to show her friend how to play a scratch-off ticket lottery.
2016
At least two charged in scheme to manipulate Connecticut Lottery game. Connecticut Lottery retailers in Canton and Hartford face larceny and computer crime charges after authorities say they illegally manipulated the 5 Card Cash lottery game to produce more winning tickets.
2016
Teen lottery winner to pay off mom's home. A Michigan teenager plans to pay off his mother's home with the winning lottery ticket she gave him.
2014
San Francisco cab driver claims $1.9M Mega Millions lottery prize. A San Francisco taxi driver won $1.9 million in the multi-state Mega Millions game Tuesday.
2014
Wyoming Lottery commission selects vendor. In a major step toward getting a statewide lottery up and running, the Wyoming Lottery Corp. board on Friday selected international gaming giant Intralot as the state's lottery vendor, pending negotiation of a contract with the company.
2014
Bill to limit Minnesota Lottery online sales advances in Senate. A bill to turn off online sales of Minnesota Lottery tickets moved ahead Friday in the state Senate.
2011
Louisiana Lottery players snatching up raffle tickets before bonus draw. Besides offering the best odds of winning $1 million in the May 12 finale drawing, the Louisiana Lottery's newest $10 raffle game, Millionaire Bonus Raffle, is giving players five more chances to win $20,000 if they purchase their tickets before midnight March 23.
2011
47 people pick winning Fantasy 5 numbers. The Florida Lottery set a new record with 47 top prize winners in the Fantasy 5 game, thanks to a rare consecutive sequence drawn Monday night.
2010
Woman claims $1 million in Oregon Lottery Raffle. The city of Lake Oswego, Oregon, came up big once again, when the winning ticket for the St. Patrick's Day Raffle, announced Wednesday, March 17, was sold by a Lake Oswego Lottery retailer.
2007
Penn. woman sued by former friend over lottery win. A Pennsylvania woman said was stunned Tuesday to learn that a former friend claims that she refused to split a $100,000 lottery jackpot with him.
2007
Florida Lottery's total contribution to state reaches $17 billion. In the 19 years since Florida voters approved a constitutional amendment authorizing a Lottery to to benefit education, more than $17 billion dollars has been contributed to Florida's educational system.
2007
Store owner's lottery bonus put on hold. The store owner who sold the unclaimed $3.5 million Connecticut Classic Lotto ticket in February will not be receiving his $10,000 sales commission unless he settles outstanding accounts with the state lottery, according to a spokeswoman for the lottery.
2007
Wisconsin Lottery to hold raffle draw May 1. The Wisconsin Lottery is rolling the dice on a new lottery game called Million Dollar Draw, but with so many states profitting handsomely from the popular style of game, it is hardly a risk at all.
2007
Nevada Assembly pushing for state lottery. The Nevada State Assembly voted 29-13 Tuesday to take another shot at a constitutional amendment to allow a state lottery.
2007
Little store is a Lotto hot spot. Since 2000, the California State Lottery machines at Lichine's Liquor and Deli have spit out SuperLotto Plus jackpots three times -- most recently on Saturday.
2007
Calif. state workers bet the same lottery numbers 10 years -- and win. Twenty current or former state employees who have been playing the same numbers as a group for 10 years are the winners of Saturday's $72 million SuperLotto Plus jackpot.
2007
N.J. man hits jackpot: He's engaged to lottery winners' daughter. A Titusville, New Jersey, man is engaged to the daughter of lottery winners Elaine and Harold Messner, the New Jersey couple who claimed half of the record $390 million Mega Millions jackpot Monday.
2007
Lawyer in $315 million lottery lawsuits ordered to pay fine. A lawyer representing three people who sued their co-workers seeking a share of their $315 million lottery win was ordered Tuesday to pay a nearly $382,000 fine.
2007
Ontario Lottery nixes Bingo scratch tickets. The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation has hired outside auditors and is "working with the printer," as it investigates a complaint that winning cards on two editions of a Super Bingo game could be identified without scratching them, a spokesperson has confirmed.
2007
Maryland Lottery helps taxpayers hit jackpot. Established in 1973, the Maryland State Lottery has reported increases in both revenue and total sales for the last two fiscal years, which has a trickle-down effect that broadly helps the economy from the state to the local level.
2006
Mega Millions lottery jackpot increased to $82 million. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery has grown to $82 million.
2006
Buying Mega Millions lottery tickets a strictly defensive act. Imagine how you'd feel if you came to work on a Monday morning and found the office empty because you were the only one who said no to the office Mega Millions pool.
2006
Co-worker suing for share of lottery prize. A Sudbury city employee has launched a civil lawsuit claiming he deserves his share of a $13.6 million Canada Lotto 6/49 jackpot won by five co-workers last summer.
2006
Police arrest lottery ticket thief. A routine audit of lottery tickets conducted by the Texas Lottery Commission showed that more than $37,000 in scratch-off tickets were missing from a Flower Mound convenience store.
2006
Iowa Gov. Approves Ban On TouchPlay Lottery Machines. The fight to keep video lottery in Iowa is heating up. Governor Tom Vilsack approved a ban on the state's lottery TouchPlay machines, giving businesses 45 days to shut them down.
2006
Tennessee Lottery Sales Exceed $2 Billion. Exactly two years and two months since the launch of the Tennessee Lottery, ticket sales surpassed the $2 billion sales mark.
2006
N.C. Lottery moves ahead after favorable court ruling. North Carolina's new lottery is on schedule to begin selling tickets March 30, after a state judge declined yesterday to stop it and after the top attorney for lottery opponents said he probably won't ask for an immediate stop to the games.
2006
Forklift operator wins N.D.'s biggest lottery prize. Kevin Green was driving a forklift at work last week when he heard a North Dakota Powerball outlet had sold a $1 million ticket. He didn't think twice about the news, until he heard where the prize winner was sold -- at the Williston convenience store where Green normally buys his tickets.
2005
Attempted cash-in of stolen lottery tickets brings arrests. Police hit the jackpot in the River Market robbery, nabbing a gambler who tried to redeem stolen lottery tickets -- at the River Market.
2005
Thug slashes elderly woman, robs lottery winnings. An elderly woman trapped in the narrow entrance of her building was slashed in the gut by a robber who may have wanted her lottery winnings, police said.
2005
Thousands fume over lottery game typo. It's become a scratch with a catch after thousands of people thought they had won a $100,000 jackpot in a newspaper lottery game.
2005
Missouri Lottery faces downturn in sales. The Missouri Lottery faces a $3.5 million budget cut that could force layoffs of a fourth of the agency's workers plus another General Assembly-ordered retreat from advertising.
2005
NY Post chides rival paper over lottery error. The New York Post appears to be enjoying the mess that its long-time rival, The New York Daily News, created when it printed erroneous lottery numbers, and misled thousands of readers into thinking they won big bucks.
2005
Court: Ex-Husband Can Share Lottery Jackpot. The Connecticut Supreme Court ruled Monday that the ex-husband of a $7 million lottery winner deserves to share her fortune.
2005
CT Lottery must pay an extra $581,000 for drawing mistake. Honoring all six numbers drawn in Friday's flawed "Cash 5" lottery game will cost the Connecticut Lottery Corp. an extra $581,000, lottery officials said Monday.
2005
Too many players winning Powerball, lottery says. The agency running the Powerball lottery might decrease the odds of winning the multimillion-dollar jackpot to stem a record-setting run of winners that is keeping jackpots small and, the agency says, causing ticket sales to plunge.
2004
Gang arrested after £1.3m win at Ritz casino. Three people have been arrested on suspicion of using James Bond-style electronic trickery to win almost £1.3 million at a London casino.
2004
New Web site calls on lottery directors to add Megaplier. A lottery Web site was opened Saturday calling for the eleven Mega Millions state lottery directors to add the "Megaplier" feature to the game in all Mega Millions states.
2004
Mega Millions lottery jackpot climbs to $43 million. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery drawing grew to $43 million Saturday.
2004
Powerball Jackpot Grows to $18 Million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Saturday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $18 million, with a cash option of $10.3 million.
2004
Florida Lotto jackpot rolls over to $10 million. No ticket matched all six Florida Lotto numbers, causing the jackpot to roll over to $10 million, lottery officials said Sunday.
2004
North Dakota lottery selling first tickets this week. After decades of arguing, thousands of petition signatures, a 19th-century bribery scandal and five statewide votes, North Dakota this week joins the crowded ranks of states that play the lottery.
2004
Dreams of lottery cash turn to dust. When a friendly telemarketer called a 74-year-old Bethlehem, Pennsylvania woman two weeks ago to tell her she'd won $5 million in a Canadian sweepstakes, it sounded too good to be true.
2004
Teenage Student Celebrates £1.5M Lottery Win. A 17-year-old girl has become one of Britain's youngest Lotto winners after scooping £1.5 million, it was confirmed Sunday.
2004
N.D.'s Lady Luck Not Backing Down to Virginia Lottery. North Dakota lottery officials say their Lady Luck character is different enough from Virginia's that the North Dakota campaign will continue.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$638.8 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 23, 2019
2.$421 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 23, 2018
3.$338.3 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 23, 2013
4.$290 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 23, 2012
5.$244 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 22, 2011
6.€133 Million
US$187.81 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Mar 25, 2011
7.$156.2 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 22, 2017
8.$151 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 24, 2017
9.$150 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 25, 2020
10.€117.21 Million
US$144.48 Million
Draw Date
Mar 22, 2018
11.€125.53 Million
US$141.67 Million
Draw Date
Mar 26, 2019
12.€100 Million
US$129.6 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Mar 22, 2013
13.$101 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 22, 2006
13.$101 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 23, 2011
13.$101 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 24, 2020
16.€88 Million
US$97.02 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Mar 27, 2020
17.$96 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 22, 2014
18.$95 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 25, 2008
19.$90 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 23, 2016
20.€76.77 Million
US$85.72 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Mar 25, 2016
21.$82 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 24, 2006
22.$81 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 25, 2009
23.€64 Million
US$77.11 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Mar 24, 2006
24.€60.31 Million
US$67.68 Million
Draw Date
Mar 22, 2016
25.€47 Million
US$64.61 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Mar 28, 2014

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1990
Thursday, Mar 22, 1990
30 years old
1986
Saturday, Mar 22, 1986
34 years old
1983
Tuesday, Mar 22, 1983
37 years old
1977
Tuesday, Mar 22, 1977
43 years old
1975
Saturday, Mar 22, 1975
45 years old
1962
Thursday, Mar 22, 1962
58 years old
1956
Thursday, Mar 22, 1956
64 years old
1951
Thursday, Mar 22, 1951
69 years old
1950
Wednesday, Mar 22, 1950
70 years old
1948
Monday, Mar 22, 1948
72 years old
(year not provided)
(year not provided)
(year not provided)

Worldwide Events On This Day

2019
Robert S. Mueller III delivers his report on the Russian government's influence on the election of Donald Trump in the 2016 United States presidential election.
2019
Two buses crashes in Kitampo, a town north of Ghana's capital Accra killing at least 50 people.
2017
A terrorist attack in London near the Houses of Parliament leaves four people dead and at least 20 injured.
2016
Three suicide bombers kill 32 people and injure 316 in the 2016 Brussels bombings at the airport and at the Maelbeek/Maalbeek metro station.
2013
At least 37 people are killed and 200 are injured after a fire destroys a camp containing Burmese refugees near Ban Mae, Thailand.
2006
Three Christian Peacemaker Team (CPT) hostages are freed by British forces in Baghdad after 118 days of captivity and the murder of their colleague from the U.S., Tom Fox.
2004
Ahmed Yassin, co-founder and leader of the PalestinianSunni Islamist group Hamas, two bodyguards, and nine civilian bystanders are killed in the Gaza Strip when hit by Israeli Air ForceHellfire missiles.
1997
Tara Lipinski, aged 14 years and nine months, becomes the youngest women's World Figure Skating Champion.
1995
CosmonautValeri Polyakov returns to earth after setting a record of 438 days in space.
1993
The Intel Corporation ships the first Pentium chips (80586), featuring a 60 MHz clock speed, 100+ MIPS, and a 64 bit data path.
1992
USAir Flight 405 crashes shortly after takeoff from New York City's LaGuardia Airport, leading to a number of studies into the effect that ice has on aircraft.
1992
Fall of communism in Albania: The Democratic Party of Albania wins a decisive majority in the parliamentary election.
1982
NASA's Space Shuttle Columbia is launched from the Kennedy Space Center on its third mission, STS-3.
1978
Karl Wallenda of The Flying Wallendas dies after falling off a tight-rope suspended between two hotels in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
1975
A fire at the Browns Ferry Nuclear Power Plant in Decatur, Alabama causes a dangerous reduction in cooling water levels.
1972
The United States Congress sends the Equal Rights Amendment to the states for ratification.
1972
In Eisenstadt v. Baird, the United States Supreme Court decides that unmarried persons have the right to possess contraceptives.
1960
Arthur Leonard Schawlow and Charles Hard Townes receive the first patent for a laser.
1945
The Arab League is founded when a charter is adopted in Cairo, Egypt.
1943
World War II: the entire village of Khatyn (in what is the present-day Republic of Belarus) is burnt alive by Schutzmannschaft Battalion 118.
1942
World War II: In the Mediterranean Sea, the Royal Navy confronts Italy's Regia Marina in the Second Battle of Sirte.
1939
Germany takes Memel from Lithuania.
1933
Cullen-Harrison Act: President Franklin Roosevelt signs an amendment to the Volstead Act, legalizing the manufacture and sale of "3.2 beer" (3.2% alcohol by weight, approximately 4% alcohol by volume) and light wines.
1920
Azeri and Turkish army soldiers with participation of Kurdish gangs attacked the Armenian inhabitants of Shushi (Nagorno Karabakh).
1916
The last Emperor of China, Yuan Shikai, abdicates the throne and the Republic of China is restored.
1906
The first England vs France rugby union match is played at Parc des Princes in Paris
1894
The first playoff game for the Stanley Cup starts.
1873
The Spanish National Assembly abolishes slavery in Puerto Rico.
1872
Illinois becomes the first state to require gender equality in employment.
1871
In North Carolina, William Woods Holden becomes the first governor of a U.S. state to be removed from office by impeachment.
1849
The Austrians defeat the Piedmontese at the Battle of Novara.
1829
In the London Protocol, the three protecting powers (United Kingdom, France and Russia) establish the borders of Greece.
1784
The Emerald Buddha is moved with great ceremony to its current location in Wat Phra Kaew, Thailand.
1765
The British Parliament passes the Stamp Act that introduces a tax to be levied directly on its American colonies.
1739
Nader Shah occupies Delhi in India and sacks the city, stealing the jewels of the Peacock Throne.
1713
The Tuscarora War comes to an end with the fall of Fort Neoheroka, effectively opening up the interior of North Carolina to European colonization.
1638
Anne Hutchinson is expelled from Massachusetts Bay Colony for religious dissent.
1630
The Massachusetts Bay Colony outlaws the possession of cards, dice, and gaming tables.
1622
Jamestown massacre: Algonquians kill 347 English settlers around Jamestown, Virginia, a third of the colony's population, during the Second Anglo-Powhatan War.
1621
The Pilgrims of Plymouth Colony sign a peace treaty with Massasoit of the Wampanoags.
1508
Ferdinand II of Aragon commissions Amerigo Vespucci chief navigator of the Spanish Empire.
871
Æthelred of Wessex is defeated by a Danish invasion army at the Battle of Marton.
238
Gordian I and his son Gordian II are proclaimed Roman emperors.

Births On This Day

1989
Ruben Popa, Romanian footballer
1989
J. J. Watt, American football player
1989
Tyler Oakley, American internet celebrity
1987
Ike Davis, American baseball player
1987
Jairo Mora Sandoval, Costa Rican environmentalist (d. 2013)
1987
Liam Doran, British rally cross driver
1986
David Choi, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1986
Dexter Fowler, American baseball player
1985
Mayola Biboko, Belgian footballer
1985
Jakob Fuglsang, Danish cyclist
1985
Mike Jenkins, American football player
1985
Justin Masterson, American baseball player
1985
Kelli Waite, Australian swimmer
1984
Piotr Trochowski, German footballer
1982
Piá, Brazilian footballer
1982
Enrico Gasparotto, Italian cyclist
1982
Michael Janyk, Canadian skier
1981
Arne Gabius, German runner
1979
Aaron North, American guitarist
1979
Juan Uribe, Dominican baseball player
1977
Joey Porter, American football player and coach
1977
Tom Poti, American ice hockey player
1976
Teun de Nooijer, Dutch field hockey player
1976
Kathryn Jean Lopez, American journalist
1976
Asako Toki, Japanese singer-songwriter
1976
Kellie Shanygne Williams, American actress
1976
Reese Witherspoon, American actress and producer
1975
Cole Hauser, American actor and producer
1975
Jiří Novák, Czech-Monegasque tennis player
1974
Marcus Camby, American basketball player
1974
Philippe Clement, Belgian footballer
1973
Beverley Knight, English singer-songwriter and producer
1972
Shawn Bradley, German-American basketball player, coach, and actor
1972
Cory Lidle, American baseball player (d. 2006)
1972
Elvis Stojko, Canadian figure skater and sportscaster
1971
Keegan-Michael Key, American actor, comedian, and writer
1970
Andreas Johnson, Swedish singer-songwriter
1970
Leontien van Moorsel, Dutch cyclist
1970
Hwang Young-cho, South Korean runner
1967
Mario Cipollini, Italian cyclist
1967
Bernie Gallacher, Scottish-English footballer (d. 2011)
1966
Pia Cayetano, Filipino lawyer and politician
1966
Todd Ewen, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 2015)
1966
Artis Pabriks, Latvian academic and politician, 11th Minister for Defence of Latvia
1966
António Pinto, Portuguese runner
1966
Brian Shaw, American basketball player and coach
1964
David Gillespie, Australian rugby league player
1963
Deborah Bull, English ballerina
1963
Susan Ann Sulley, English pop singer (The Human League)
1960
Tarmo Laht, Estonian architect
1960
Lauri Vahtre, Estonian historian and politician
1959
Matthew Modine, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1957
Jürgen Bucher, German footballer
1957
Stephanie Mills, American actress and singer
1956
Maria Teresa, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg (born María Teresa Mestre y Batista)
1955
Lena Olin, Swedish actress
1955
Pete Sessions, American politician
1955
Valdis Zatlers, Latvian physician and politician, 7th President of Latvia
1953
Kenneth Rogoff, American economist and chess grandmaster
1952
Des Browne, Scottish lawyer and politician, Secretary of State for Scotland
1952
Bob Costas, American sportscaster
1949
Fanny Ardant, French actress, director, and screenwriter
1949
Brian Hanrahan, English journalist (d. 2010)
1948
Wolf Blitzer, American journalist
1948
Andrew Lloyd Webber, English composer and director
1947
George Ferguson, English architect and politician, 1st Mayor of Bristol
1947
James Patterson, American author and producer
1947
Maarten van Gent, Dutch basketball player and coach
1946
Don Chaney, American basketball player and coach
1946
Richard Faulkner, Baron Faulkner of Worcester, English journalist and politician
1946
Rivka Golani, Israeli viola player and composer
1946
Rudy Rucker, American mathematician, computer scientist, and author
1946
Harry Vanda, Dutch-Australian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1945
Eric Roth, American screenwriter and producer
1945
Peter Williams, English physicist and academic
1943
George Benson, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1943
Nazem Ganjapour, Iranian footballer and manager (d. 2013)
1943
Keith Relf, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 1976)
1942
Jorge Ben Jor, Brazilian singer-songwriter
1942
Dick Pound, Canadian lawyer and academic
1941
Billy Collins, American poet
1941
Jeremy Clyde, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
1941
Bruno Ganz, Swiss actor (d. 2019)
1941
Cassam Uteem, Mauritian politician, 2nd President of Mauritius
1940
Dave Keon, Canadian ice hockey player
1940
Haing S. Ngor, Cambodian-American physician and author (d. 1996)
1940
George Edward Alcorn, Jr. American physicist and inventor
1938
Rein Etruk, Estonian chess player (d. 2012)
1937
Angelo Badalamenti, American pianist and composer
1937
Armin Hary, German sprinter
1937
Jon Hassell, American trumpet player and composer
1936
Ron Carey, American trade union leader (d. 2008)
1936
Roger Whittaker, Kenyan-English singer-songwriter and guitarist
1936
Erol Büyükburç, Turkish singer-songwriter, pop music composer, and actor (d. 2015)
1935
Lea Pericoli, Italian tennis player and journalist
1935
Frank Pulli, American baseball player and umpire (d. 2013)
1935
M. Emmet Walsh, American actor
1934
May Britt, Swedish actress
1934
Sheila Cameron, English lawyer and judge
1934
Orrin Hatch, American lawyer and politician
1933
Abolhassan Banisadr, Iranian economist and politician, 1st President of Iran
1932
Els Borst, Dutch physician and politician, Deputy Prime Minister of the Netherlands (d. 2014)
1932
Larry Evans, American chess player and journalist (d. 2010)
1931
Burton Richter, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2018)
1931
William Shatner, Canadian actor
1931
Leslie Thomas, Welsh journalist and author (d. 2014)
1930
Derek Bok, American lawyer and academic
1930
Pat Robertson, American minister and broadcaster, founded the Christian Broadcasting Network
1930
Stephen Sondheim, American composer and songwriter
1929
Yayoi Kusama, Japanese artist
1929
P. Ramlee, Malaysian actor, director, singer, songwriter, composer, and producer. (d. 1973)
1928
Carrie Donovan, American journalist (d. 2001)
1928
E. D. Hirsch, American author, critic, and academic
1928
Ed Macauley, American basketball player, coach, and priest (d. 2011)
1927
Marty Blake, American basketball player and manager (d. 2013)
1927
Nicolas Tikhomiroff, Russian photographer (d. 2016)
1924
Al Neuharth, American journalist and author, founded USA Today (d. 2013)
1924
Yevgeny Ostashev, the test pilot of rocket, participant in the launch of the first artificial Earthsatellite, Lenin prize winner, Candidate of Technical Sciences (d. 1960)
1924
Bill Roost, English footballer (d. 2013)
1924
Osman F. Seden, Turkish director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1998)
1924
Bill Wendell, American television announcer (d. 1999)
1923
Marcel Marceau, French mime and actor (d. 2007)
1922
John J. Gilligan, American lieutenant and politician, 62nd Governor of Ohio (d. 2013)
1922
Stewart Stern, American screenwriter (d. 2015)
1921
Nino Manfredi, Italian actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2004)
1920
James Brown, American actor and singer (d. 1992)
1920
Werner Klemperer, German-American actor (d. 2000)
1920
Lloyd MacPhail, Canadian businessman and politician, 23rd Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island (d. 1995)
1920
Fanny Waterman, English pianist and educator, founded the Leeds International Pianoforte Competition
1920
Katsuko Saruhashi, Japanese geochemist (d. 2007)
1920
Ross Martin, American actor (d. 1981)
1919
Bernard Krigstein, American illustrator (d. 1990)
1918
Cheddi Jagan, Guyanese politician, 4th President of Guyana (d. 1997)
1917
Virginia Grey, American actress (d. 2004)
1917
Irving Kaplansky, Canadian-American mathematician and academic (d. 2006)
1917
Paul Rogers, English actor (d. 2013)
1914
John Stanley, American author and illustrator (d. 1993)
1914
Donald Stokes, Baron Stokes, English businessman (d. 2008)
1913
Tom McCall, American journalist and politician, 30th Governor of Oregon (d. 1983)
1913
Lew Wasserman, American businessman and talent agent (d. 2002)
1913
James Westerfield, American actor (d. 1971)
1912
Wilfrid Brambell, Irish actor and performer (d. 1985)
1912
Karl Malden, American actor (d. 2009)
1912
Agnes Martin, Canadian-American painter and educator (d. 2004)
1912
Leslie Johnson, English race car driver (d. 1959)
1910
Nicholas Monsarrat, English sailor and author (d. 1979)
1909
Gabrielle Roy, Canadian author and educator (d. 1983)
1908
Jack Crawford, Australian tennis player (d. 1991)
1908
Louis L'Amour, American novelist and short story writer (d. 1988)
1907
James M. Gavin, American general and diplomat, United States Ambassador to France (d. 1990)
1903
Bill Holman, American cartoonist (d. 1987)
1902
Johannes Brinkman, Dutch architect, designed the Van Nelle Factory (d. 1949)
1902
Madeleine Milhaud, French actress and composer (d. 2008)
1901
Greta Kempton, Austrian-American painter (d. 1991)
1899
Ruth Page, American ballerina and choreographer (d. 1991)
1896
He Long, Chinese general and politician, 1st Vice Premier of the People's Republic of China (d. 1969)
1896
Joseph Schildkraut, Austrian-American actor (d. 1964)
1892
Charlie Poole, American country banjo player (d. 1931)
1892
Johannes Semper, Estonian poet and scholar (d. 1970)
1890
George Clark, American race car driver (d. 1978)
1887
Chico Marx, American actor (d. 1961)
1886
August Rei, Estonian lawyer and politician, Head of State of Estonia (d. 1963)
1885
Aryeh Levin, Polish-Lithuanian rabbi and educator (d. 1969)
1884
Arthur H. Vandenberg, American journalist and politician (d. 1951)
1884
Lyda Borelli, Italian actress (d. 1959)
1880
Ernest C. Quigley, Canadian-American football player and coach (d. 1960)
1873
Ernest Lawson, Canadian-American painter (d. 1939)
1869
Tom McInnes, Scottish-English footballer (d. 1939)
1868
Robert Andrews Millikan, American colonel and physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1953)
1866
Jack Boyle, American baseball player and umpire (d. 1913)
1857
Paul Doumer, French mathematician, journalist, and politician, 14th President of France (d. 1932)
1855
Dorothy Tennant, British painter (d. 1926)
1852
Otakar Ševčík, Czech violinist and educator (d. 1934)
1852
Hector Sévin, French cardinal (d. 1916)
1846
Randolph Caldecott, English illustrator and painter (d. 1886)
1846
James Timberlake, American lieutenant, police officer, and farmer (d. 1891)
1842
Mykola Lysenko, Ukrainian pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1912)
1822
Ahmed Cevdet Pasha, Ottoman sociologist, historian, scholar, statesman and jurist (d. 1895)
1818
John Ainsworth Horrocks, English-Australian explorer, founded Penwortham (d. 1846)
1817
Braxton Bragg, American general (d. 1876)
1814
Thomas Crawford, American sculptor, designed the Statue of Freedom (d. 1857)
1812
Stephen Pearl Andrews, American author and activist (d. 1886)
1808
Caroline Norton, English feminist, social reformer, and author (d. 1877)
1808
David Swinson Maynard, American physician and lawyer (d. 1873)
1797
William I, German Emperor (d. 1888)
1785
Adam Sedgwick, English scientist (d. 1873)
1728
Anton Raphael Mengs, German painter and theorist (d. 1779)
1723
Charles Carroll, American lawyer and politician (d. 1783)
1720
Nicolas-Henri Jardin, French architect, designed the Yellow Palace and Bernstorff Palace (d. 1799)
1712
Edward Moore, English poet and playwright (d. 1757)
1684
William Pulteney, 1st Earl of Bath, English politician, Secretary at War (d. 1764)
1663
August Hermann Francke, German clergyman, philanthropist, and scholar (d. 1727)
1615
Katherine Jones, Viscountess Ranelagh, British scientist (d. 1691)
1609
John II Casimir Vasa, Polish king (d. 1672)
1599
Anthony van Dyck, Flemish-English painter and etcher (d. 1641)
1582
John Williams, Archbishop of York (d. 1650)
1519
Catherine Brandon, Duchess of Suffolk, English noblewoman (d. 1580)
1517
Gioseffo Zarlino, Italian composer (d. 1590)
1503
Antonio Francesco Grazzini, Italian author and educator (d. 1583)
1499
Johann Carion, German astrologer and chronicler (d. 1537)
1490
Francesco Maria I della Rovere, Duke of Urbino, Italian noble (d. 1538)
1459
Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1519)
1394
Ulugh Beg, Persian astronomer and mathematician (d. 1449)
1366
Thomas de Mowbray, 1st Duke of Norfolk, English politician, Earl Marshal of the United Kingdom (d. 1399)
1212
Emperor Go-Horikawa of Japan (d. 1235)
875
William I, Duke of Aquitaine (d. 918)
841
Bernard Plantapilosa, Frankish son of Bernard of Septimania (d. 885)

Deaths On This Day

2018
Johan van Hulst, Dutch politician, academic and author, Yad Vashem recipient (b. 1911)
2016
Phife Dawg, American rapper (b. 1970)
2016
Rob Ford, Canadian businessman and politician, 64th Mayor of Toronto (b. 1969)
2016
Rita Gam, American actress (b. 1927)
2015
Arkady Arkanov, Ukrainian-Russian actor and playwright (b. 1933)
2015
Horst Buhtz, German footballer and manager (b. 1923)
2015
George Neel, Jr., American businessman (b. 1930)
2015
Norman Scribner, American pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1936)
2014
Yashwant Vithoba Chittal, Indian author (b. 1928)
2014
Mickey Duff, Polish-English boxer and manager (b. 1929)
2014
Thor Listau, Norwegian soldier and politician (b. 1938)
2014
Tasos Mitsopoulos, Cypriot politician, Cypriot Minister of Defence (b. 1965)
2013
Vladimír Čech, Czech actor and politician (b. 1951)
2013
James Nabrit, American lawyer and academic (b. 1932)
2013
Bebo Valdés, Cuban-Swedish pianist and composer (b. 1918)
2013
Derek Watkins, English trumpet player and composer (b. 1945)
2013
Ray Williams, American basketball player and coach (b. 1954)
2012
Joe Blanchard, American football player and wrestler (b. 1928)
2012
John Payton, American lawyer and activist (b. 1946)
2012
Matthew White Ridley, 4th Viscount Ridley, English academic and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Northumberland (b. 1925)
2012
Mickey Sullivan, American baseball player and coach (b. 1932)
2012
David Waltz, American computer scientist and academic (b. 1943)
2012
Neil L. Whitehead, English anthropologist and author (b. 1956)
2011
Artur Agostinho, Portuguese journalist (b. 1920)
2011
Victor Bouchard, Canadian pianist and composer (b. 1926)
2010
James Black, Scottish biologist and pharmacologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1924)
2010
Özhan Canaydın, Turkish basketball player and businessman (b. 1943)
2008
Cachao López, Cuban-American bassist and composer (b. 1918)
2007
U. G. Krishnamurti, Indian-Italian philosopher and educator (b. 1918)
2006
Pierre Clostermann, French soldier, pilot, and politician (b. 1921)
2006
Pío Leyva, Cuban singer and author (b. 1917)
2006
Kurt von Trojan, Austrian-Australian journalist and author (b. 1937)
2005
Rod Price, English guitarist and songwriter (b. 1947)
2005
Gemini Ganesan, Indian film actor (b. 1920)
2005
Kenzō Tange, Japanese architect, designed the Yoyogi National Gymnasium and Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum (b. 1913)
2004
Janet Akyüz Mattei, Turkish-American astronomer and academic (b. 1943)
2004
Ahmed Yassin, Co-founded Hamas (b. 1937)
2004
V. M. Tarkunde, Indian lawyer and civil rights activist (b. 1909)
2003
Terry Lloyd, English journalist (b. 1952)
2002
Rudolf Baumgartner, Swiss violinist and conductor (b. 1917)
2001
Stepas Butautas, Lithuanian basketball player and coach (b. 1925)
2001
Sabiha Gökçen, Turkish soldier and pilot (b. 1913)
2001
William Hanna, American animator, director, producer, and voice actor, co-founded Hanna-Barbera (b. 1910)
2001
Robert Fletcher Shaw, Canadian businessman, academic, and civil servant (b. 1910)
2000
Carlo Parola, Italian footballer and manager (b. 1921)
1999
Max Beloff, Baron Beloff, English historian and academic (b. 1913)
1999
David Strickland, American actor (b. 1969)
1996
Don Murray, American drummer (b. 1945)
1996
Robert F. Overmyer, American colonel, pilot, and astronaut (b. 1936)
1996
Billy Williamson, American guitarist (b. 1925)
1994
Dan Hartman, American singer-songwriter, and producer (b. 1950)
1994
Walter Lantz, American animator, director, and producer (b. 1900)
1993
Steve Olin, American baseball player (b. 1965)
1991
Léon Balcer, Canadian lawyer and politician, 19th Solicitor General of Canada (b. 1917)
1991
Paul Engle, American novelist, poet, playwright, and critic (b. 1908)
1991
Dave Guard, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1934)
1991
Gloria Holden, English-American actress (b. 1908)
1990
Gerald Bull, Canadian engineer and academic (b. 1928)
1989
Peta Taylor, English cricketer (b. 1912)
1987
Odysseas Angelis, Greek general and politician (b. 1912)
1986
Olive Deering, American actress (b. 1918)
1986
Mark Dinning, American singer (b. 1933)
1981
James Elliott, American runner and coach (b. 1915)
1981
Gil Puyat, Filipino businessman and politician, 13th President of the Senate of the Philippines (b. 1907)
1979
Ben Lyon, American actor and studio executive (b. 1901)
1978
Karl Wallenda, German-American acrobat and tightrope walker, founded The Flying Wallendas (b. 1905)
1977
A. K. Gopalan, Indian educator and politician (b. 1904)
1976
John Dwyer McLaughlin, American painter (b. 1898)
1974
Peter Revson, American race car driver (b. 1939)
1974
Orazio Satta Puliga, Italian automobile designer (b. 1910)
1971
Johannes Villemson, Estonian-American runner (b. 1893)
1971
Nella Walker, American actress and vaudevillian (b. 1886)
1966
John Harlin, American mountaineer and pilot (b. 1935)
1960
José Antonio Aguirre, Spanish lawyer and politician, 1st President of the Basque Country (b. 1904)
1958
Mike Todd, American film producer (b. 1909)
1955
Ivan Šubašić, Croatian lawyer and politician, 23rd Prime Minister of Yugoslavia (b. 1892)
1952
D. S. Senanayake, 1st Prime Minister of Sri Lanka (b. 1883)
1945
John Hessin Clarke, American lawyer and judge (b. 1857)
1942
Frederick Cuming, English cricketer (b. 1875)
1942
William Donne, English captain and cricketer (b. 1875)
1931
James Campbell, 1st Baron Glenavy, Irish lawyer and politician (b. 1851)
1924
William Macewen, Scottish surgeon and neuroscientist (b. 1848)
1913
Song Jiaoren, Chinese educator and politician (b. 1882)
1913
Ruggero Oddi, Italian physiologist and anatomist (b.1864)
1896
Thomas Hughes, English lawyer and politician (b. 1822)
1881
Samuel Courtauld, English businessman (b. 1793)
1864
Konstanty Kalinowski, writer, journalist, lawyer and revolutionary (b. 1838)
1840
Étienne Bobillier, French mathematician and academic (b. 1798)
1832
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German novelist, poet, playwright, and diplomat (b. 1749)
1820
Stephen Decatur, American commander (b. 1779)
1772
John Canton, English physicist and academic (b. 1718)
1758
Jonathan Edwards, English minister, theologian, and philosopher (b. 1703)
1687
Jean-Baptiste Lully, Italian-French composer and conductor (b. 1632)
1685
Emperor Go-Sai of Japan (b. 1638)
1602
Agostino Carracci, Italian painter and educator (b. 1557)
1544
Johannes Magnus, Swedish archbishop and theologian (b. 1488)
1471
George of Poděbrady (b. 1420)
1454
John Kemp, Archbishop of Canterbury
1421
Thomas of Lancaster, 1st Duke of Clarence, English soldier and politician, Lord High Steward of England (b. 1388)
1418
Dietrich of Nieheim, German bishop and historian (b. 1345)
1322
Thomas, 2nd Earl of Lancaster, English politician, Lord High Steward of England (b. 1278)
1144
William of Norwich, child murder victim
880
Carloman of Bavaria, Frankish king

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