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On This Day in History:  March 24

March 24 is the 83rd day of the year (84th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 282 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2019
$750 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot surges to 4th-largest ever. This week lottery players across the United States will be pulling out all the stops to try and win Powerball, featuring one of the largest lottery jackpots in history, worth an estimated $750 million.
2017
Woman who just won $2 million in Michigan Lottery wins again for $60K. A Michigan woman has scored her second significant lottery win in less than three months.
2016
UK Lotto players furious over 5-number payout. Imagine beating the odds of 1 in 144,415 only to find out that your prize payout was just £15 (US$21). That's what thousands of UK Lotto players experienced Wednesday night.
2014
Lottery winners share their good fortune. The story of an Iowa couple who hit the $202 million Powerball jackpot 18 months ago, the second-biggest lottery win ever in Iowa.
2014
$96.5 million Powerball lottery ticket sold in Missouri. A $96.5 million jackpot-winning Powerball lottery ticket was sold in Missouri for the Saturday drawing of the multi-state game.
2013
Powerball ticket worth $338 million sold in N.J.. Someone in New Jersey this morning could be holding a tiny piece of paper worth a massive amount of money: $338.3 million.
2012
$356 MILLION: Mega Millions lottery jackpot nears record. After rolling over for the 17th consecutive time last night, the Mega Millions jackpot has been raised to a jaw-dropping $356 million for the Tuesday, March 27, drawing.
2011
$312 MILLION: Mega Millions lottery jackpot raised again. Mega Millions lottery players across the United States are pulling out the stops and lottery tickets are being snapped up at a furious pace nation-wide for the Friday evening drawing, which has been raised mid-week to $312 million.
2011
Chicago man claims $9M lottery jackpot in the nick of time. A Chicago, Illinois, man recently came close to losing $9 million that he didn't know he had.
2009
Washington Lottery may add Powerball to lineup. Washington lottery players may soon be able to buy tickets for the Powerball multi-state game at their local grocery, deli or convenience store.
2009
Arkansas Senate, House pass lottery bills, send to governor. The Arkansas House and Senate on Monday passed each other's identical versions of legislation to set up Arkansas' lottery to fund college scholarships.
2007
Ontario Lottery chief fired. The head of the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation was dismissed from the scandal-plagued organization on Friday, according to CBC News.
2005
Another scam victim regrets his mistakes. Dale E. Gilbert owes his local bank nearly $1,000 after he was conned into responding to one of the many lottery scams that falsely claim that the victim is a big winner.
2005
N.D. lottery's first year deemed 'exceptional'. Critics may still bristle at the thought of waiting in line behind a lottery player buying tickets, but nearly a year after North Dakota unveiled its state lottery, the North Dakota Lottery has exceeded its supporters' expectations.
2005
Nevada lottery effort unlikely to succeed. An Assembly-backed resolution to let Nevada voters legalize a state lottery could be killed as early as today in the Senate Judiciary Committee.
2005
Mega Millions lottery jackpot increases to $53 million. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery grew to $53 million Wednesday.
2005
N.C. Speaker pushing for lottery vote within 2 weeks. North Carolina House Speaker Jim Black said he wants lawmakers to vote on a state lottery in the next two weeks, and he virtually guaranteed Wednesday that the proposal would reach his chamber's floor.
2004
Mega Millions lottery jackpot increases to $53 million. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery grew to $53 million Wednesday.
2004
2 charged in theft from Powerball lottery winner. Two men were charged Tuesday with stealing $100,000 from the winner of the biggest undivided lottery jackpot in U.S. history.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$768.4 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 27, 2019
2.$458 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 27, 2018
3.$363 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 27, 2012
4.$319 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 25, 2011
5.€133 Million
US$187.81 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Mar 25, 2011
6.$151 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 24, 2017
7.$150 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 25, 2020
8.€118.55 Million
US$146.51 Million
Draw Date
Mar 24, 2018
9.€111 Million
US$142.77 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Mar 26, 2013
10.€125.53 Million
US$141.67 Million
Draw Date
Mar 26, 2019
11.$125 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 26, 2011
12.$117 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 25, 2006
13.$101 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 26, 2016
13.$101 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 24, 2020
15.€88 Million
US$97.02 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Mar 27, 2020
16.$95 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 25, 2008
17.€76.77 Million
US$85.72 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Mar 25, 2016
18.$82 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 24, 2006
19.$81 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 25, 2009
20.€64 Million
US$77.11 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Mar 24, 2006
21.$75 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 26, 1999
22.€61.19 Million
US$68.34 Million
Draw Date
Mar 24, 2016
23.$66 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 26, 2002
24.€47 Million
US$64.61 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Mar 28, 2014
25.$64.4 Million
Draw Date
Mar 24, 2014

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1984
Saturday, Mar 24, 1984
36 years old
1983
Thursday, Mar 24, 1983
37 years old
1980
Monday, Mar 24, 1980
40 years old
1973
Saturday, Mar 24, 1973
47 years old
1972
Friday, Mar 24, 1972
48 years old
1969
Monday, Mar 24, 1969
51 years old
1967
Friday, Mar 24, 1967
53 years old
1960
Thursday, Mar 24, 1960
60 years old
1955
Thursday, Mar 24, 1955
65 years old
1944
Friday, Mar 24, 1944
76 years old
(year not provided)
(year not provided)
(year not provided)

Worldwide Events On This Day

2015
Germanwings Flight 9525 crashes in the French Alps in an apparent pilot mass murder-suicide, killing all 150 people on board.
2008
Bhutan officially becomes a democracy, with its first ever general election.
2003
The Arab League votes 21-1 in favor of a resolution demanding the immediate and unconditional removal of U.S. and British soldiers from Iraq.
1999
Kosovo war: NATO began attacks on Yugoslavia without United Nations Security Council (UNSC) approval, marking the first time NATO has attacked a sovereign country.
1999
A lorry carrying margarine and flour catches fire inside the Mont Blanc Tunnel. The resulting inferno kills 38 people.
1998
Mitchell Johnson and Andrew Golden, aged 11 and 13 respectively, fire upon teachers and students at Westside Middle School in Jonesboro, Arkansas; five people are killed and ten are wounded.
1998
A tornado sweeps through Dantan in India, killing 250 people and injuring 3,000 others.
1998
First computer-assisted Bone Segment Navigation, performed at the University of Regensburg, Germany
1993
Discovery of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9.
1989
In Prince William Sound in Alaska, the Exxon Valdez spills 240,000 barrels (38,000 m) of crude oil after running aground.
1986
The Loscoe gas explosion leads to new UK laws on landfill gas migration and gas protection on landfill sites.
1980
El SalvadorianArchbishopÓscar Romero is assassinated while celebrating Mass in San Salvador.
1977
Morarji Desai became the Prime Minister of India, the first Prime Minister not to belong to Indian National Congress.
1976
In Argentina, the armed forces overthrow the constitutional government of President Isabel Perón and start a 7-year dictatorial period self-styled the National Reorganization Process.
1973
Kenyan athlete Kip Keino defeats Jim Ryun at the first-ever professional track meet in Los Angeles.
1965
Images from the Ranger 9 lunar probe are broadcast live on network television.
1961
Quebec Board of the French Language is established.
1958
Rock 'n' roll teen idol Elvis Presley is drafted in the U.S. Army.
1946
A British Cabinet Mission arrives in India to discuss and plan for the transfer of power from the British Raj to Indian leadership.
1944
Ardeatine massacre: German troops murder 335 Italian civilians in Rome.
1944
World War II: In an event later dramatized in the movie The Great Escape, 76 Allied prisoners of war begin breaking out of the German camp Stalag Luft III.
1934
United States Congress passes the Tydings-McDuffie Act, allowing the Philippines to become a self-governing commonwealth.
1933
The Enabling Act passed in both the Reichstag and Reichsrat.
1927
Nanking Incident: Foreign warships bombard Nanjing, China, in defense of the foreign citizens within the city.
1921
The 1921 Women's Olympiad begins in Monte Carlo, first international women's sports event.
1907
The first issue of the GeorgianBolshevik newspaper Dro is published.
1900
Mayor of New York City Robert Anderson Van Wyck breaks ground for a new underground "Rapid Transit Railroad" that would link Manhattan and Brooklyn.
1896
A. S. Popov makes the first radio signal transmission in history.
1885
Sino-French War: Chinese victory in the Battle of Bang Bo on the Tonkin-Guangxi border.
1882
Robert Koch announces the discovery of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacterium responsible for tuberculosis.
1878
The British frigate HMS Eurydice sinks, killing more than 300.
1869
The last of Titokowaru's forces surrendered to the New Zealand government, ending his uprising.
1860
Sakuradamon Incident: Assassination of Japanese Chief Minister (Tairō) Ii Naosuke.
1854
Slavery is abolished in Venezuela.
1837
Canada gives African Canadian men the right to vote.
1832
In Hiram, Ohio, a group of men beat and tar and featherMormon leader Joseph Smith.
1829
The Parliament of the United Kingdom passes the Roman Catholic Relief Act 1829, allowing Catholics to serve in Parliament.
1794
In Kraków, Tadeusz Kościuszkoannounces a general uprising against Imperial Russia and the Kingdom of Prussia, and assumes the powers of the Commander in Chief of all of the Polish forces.
1765
Great Britain passes the Quartering Act, which requires the Thirteen Colonies to house British troops.
1731
Naturalization of Hieronimus de Salis Parliamentary Act is passed.
1721
Johann Sebastian Bach dedicated six concertos to Margrave Christian Ludwig of Brandenburg-Schwedt, now commonly called the Brandenburg Concertos, BWV 1046-1051.
1720
Count Frederick of Hesse-Kassel is elected King of Sweden by the Riksdag of the Estates, after his consort Ulrika Eleonora abdicated the throne on 29 February
1663
The Province of Carolina is granted by charter to eight Lords Proprietor in reward for their assistance in restoringCharles II of England to the throne.
1603
James VI of Scotland is proclaimed King James I of England and Ireland, upon the death of Elizabeth I.
1603
Tokugawa Ieyasu is granted the title of shōgun from Emperor Go-Yōzei, and establishes the Tokugawa shogunate in Edo, Japan.
1401
Turco-Mongol emperor Timur sacks Damascus.
1387
English victory over a Franco-Castilian-Flemishfleet in the Battle of Margate off the coast of Margate.

Births On This Day

1995
Enzo Fernandez, French-Spanish footballer
1991
Nick Browne, English cricketer
1991
Dalila Jakupovic, Slovenian tennis player
1990
Starlin Castro, American baseball player
1990
Aljur Abrenica, Filipino actor
1990
Keisha Castle-Hughes, Australian-New Zealand actress
1988
Aiga Grabuste, Latvian heptathlete
1988
Ryan Higgins, Zimbabwean cricketer
1988
Matías Martínez, Argentinian footballer
1988
Kardo Ploomipuu, Estonian swimmer
1988
Matt Todd, New Zealand rugby union player
1987
Ramires, Brazilian footballer
1987
Shakib Al Hasan, Bangladeshi cricketer
1987
Billy Jones, English footballer
1987
Yuma Asami, Japanese actress and singer
1985
Lana, American wrestler and manager
1985
Haruka Ayase, Japanese actress and singer
1984
Benoît Assou-Ekotto, French-Cameroonian footballer
1984
Chris Bosh, American basketball player
1984
Adrian D'Souza, Indian field hockey player
1984
Lucy Wangui Kabuu, Kenyan runner
1984
Park Bom, South Korean singer
1984
Philipp Petzschner, German tennis player
1983
Luca Ceccarelli, Italian footballer
1983
Riccardo Musetti, Italian footballer
1983
Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau, Canadian ice hockey player
1983
T.J. Ford, American basketball player
1982
Corey Hart, American baseball player
1982
Jack Swagger, American mixed martial artist and professional wrestler
1982
Epico Colon, Puerto Rican professional wrestler
1982
Jimmy Hempte, Belgian footballer
1982
Dustin McGowan, American baseball player
1981
Mike Adams, American football player
1981
Ron Hainsey, American ice hockey player
1981
Dirk Hayhurst, American baseball player
1981
Mark Looms, Dutch footballer
1981
Gary Paffett, English racing driver
1980
Tassos Venetis, Greek footballer
1979
Lake Bell, Jewish-American actress, director, and screenwriter
1979
Norris Hopper, American baseball player
1979
Periklis Iakovakis, Greek hurdler
1979
Graeme Swann, English cricketer
1978
Michael Braun, Australian footballer and coach
1978
Tomáš Ujfaluši, Czech footballer and manager
1978
José Valverde, Dominican baseball player
1977
Jessica Chastain, American actress
1977
Maxim Kuznetsov, Russian ice hockey player
1977
Darren Lockyer, Australian rugby league player and sportscaster
1976
Aaron Brooks, American football player
1976
Aliou Cissé, Senegalese footballer and coach
1976
Athanasios Kostoulas, Greek footballer
1976
Peyton Manning, American football player and entrepreneur
1975
Thomas Johansson, Swedish-Monacan tennis player
1974
Alyson Hannigan, American actress
1974
Sergey Klyugin, Russian high jumper
1974
Tado, Filipino comedian and activist (d. 2014)
1973
Jacek Bąk, Polish footballer
1973
Philippe Boucher, Canadian ice hockey player and manager
1973
Steve Corica, Australian footballer and coach
1973
Jure Ivanušič, Slovenian actor, concert pianist and chansonnier
1973
Mette Jacobsen, Danish swimmer
1973
Glen Jakovich, Australian footballer
1973
Jim Parsons, American actor
1972
Christophe Dugarry, French footballer
1972
Steve Karsay, American baseball player and coach
1971
Tig Notaro, American comedian and actor
1970
Lara Flynn Boyle, American actress
1970
Sharon Corr, Irish singer-songwriter and violinist
1970
Judith Draxler, Austrian swimmer
1970
Erica Kennedy, African-American journalist and author (d. 2012)
1970
Mike Vanderjagt, Canadian-American football player
1969
Stephan Eberharter, Austrian skier
1968
Minarti Timur, Indonesian badminton player
1967
Diann Roffe, American skier
1966
Floyd Heard, American sprinter and coach
1965
The Undertaker, American wrestler and actor
1963
Raimond van der Gouw, Dutch footballer and coach
1963
Vadym Tyshchenko, Ukrainian footballer and manager (d. 2015)
1963
Torsten Voss, German decathlete and bobsledder
1962
Angèle Dubeau, Canadian violinist
1962
Star Jones, African-American lawyer, journalist, and talk show host
1962
Irina Meszynski, German discus thrower
1961
Dean Jones, Australian cricketer and coach
1961
Yanis Varoufakis, Greek economist and politician, Greek Minister of Finance
1960
Jan Berglin, Swedish cartoonist
1960
Barry Horowitz, American wrestler
1960
Kelly Le Brock, English-American actress and model
1960
Nena, German singer-songwriter and actress
1960
Scott Pruett, American race car driver
1960
Annabella Sciorra, American actress
1959
Emmit King, American sprinter
1959
Renaldo Nehemiah, American hurdler and football player
1959
Derek Statham, English footballer
1958
Mike Woodson, American basketball player and coach
1957
Pierre Harvey, Canadian cyclist and skier
1957
Pat Jarvis, Australian rugby league player
1956
Steve Ballmer, American businessman
1956
Bill Wray, American cartoonist and painter
1955
Doug Jarvis, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1955
Pat Price, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1953
Anita L. Allen, African-American lawyer, philosopher, and academic
1953
Louie Anderson, American actor and comedian
1952
Greg McCrary, American football player (d. 2013)
1951
Peter Boyle, Scottish-Australian footballer and manager (d. 2013)
1951
Pat Bradley, American golfer
1951
Tommy Hilfiger, American fashion designer, founded the Tommy Hilfiger Corporation
1951
Dougie Thomson, Scottish bass player
1951
Anna Włodarczyk, Polish long jumper and coach
1950
Gary Wichard, American football player and agent (d. 2011)
1949
Tabitha King, American author and poet
1949
Ruud Krol, Dutch footballer and coach
1949
Steve Lang, Canadian bass player (April Wine) (d. 2017)
1949
Nick Lowe, English singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer
1949
Ali Akbar Salehi, Iranian academic and politician, 36th Foreign Affairs Minister of Iran
1949
Ranil Wickremesinghe, Sri Lankan lawyer and politician, 13th Prime Minister of Sri Lanka
1948
Javier Diez Canseco, Peruvian sociologist and politician (d. 2013)
1948
Jerzy Kukuczka, Polish mountaineer (d. 1989)
1948
Lee Oskar, Jewish-Danish musician
1947
Dennis Erickson, American football player and coach
1947
Christine Gregoire, American lawyer and politician, 22nd Governor of Washington
1947
Mick Jones, English footballer and coach
1947
Alan Sugar, English businessman
1946
Klaus Dinger, German guitarist and songwriter (d. 2008)
1946
Kitty O'Neil, American stuntwoman (d. 2018)
1945
Robert T. Bakker, American paleontologist and academic
1945
Curtis Hanson, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2016)
1945
Patrick Malahide, English actor and screenwriter
1944
R. Lee Ermey, American sergeant and actor (d. 2018)
1944
Vojislav Koštunica, Serbian academic and politician, 8th Prime Minister of Serbia
1941
Michael Masser, American songwriter, composer and producer (d. 2015)
1940
Bob Mackie, American fashion designer
1938
David Irving, English historian and author
1937
Billy Stewart, American singer and pianist (d. 1970)
1936
Don Covay, American singer-songwriter (d. 2015)
1936
Alex Olmedo, Peruvian-American tennis player
1933
Stephen De Staebler, American sculptor and educator (d. 2011)
1931
Hanno Drechsler, German educator and politician, Mayor of Marburg (d. 2003)
1930
David Dacko, Central African politician, 1st President of the Central African Republic (d. 2003)
1930
Steve McQueen, American actor and producer (d. 1980)
1929
Pat Renella, Italian-American actor (d. 2012)
1928
Byron Janis, American pianist and composer
1927
John Woodland Hastings, American biochemist and academic (d. 2014)
1927
Martin Walser, German author and playwright
1926
Desmond Connell, Irish cardinal (d. 2017)
1926
Dario Fo, Italian playwright, actor, director, and composer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2016)
1926
William Porter, American hurdler (d. 2000)
1925
Puig Aubert, German-French rugby league player and coach (d. 1994)
1924
Norman Fell, American actor (d. 1998)
1923
Murray Hamilton, American actor (d. 1986)
1923
Michael Legat, English author and publisher (d. 2011)
1922
Onna White, Canadian dancer and choreographer (d. 2005)
1921
Vasily Smyslov, Russian chess player (d. 2010)
1920
Gene Nelson, American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1996)
1920
Mary Stolz, American author (d. 2006)
1919
Lawrence Ferlinghetti, American poet and publisher, co-founded City Lights Bookstore
1919
Robert Heilbroner, American economist and historian (d. 2005)
1917
John Kendrew, English biochemist and crystallographer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1997)
1916
Donald Hamilton, Swedish-American soldier and author (d. 2006)
1916
Harry B. Whittington, English palaeontologist and academic (d. 2010)
1915
Eugène Martin, French racing driver (d. 2006)
1912
Dorothy Height, African-American educator and activist (d. 2010)
1911
Joseph Barbera, American animator, director, and producer, co-founded Hanna-Barbera (d. 2006)
1910
Richard Conte, American actor, singer, and director (d. 1975)
1909
Clyde Barrow, American criminal (d. 1934)
1909
Richard Wurmbrand, Romanian Pastor and Evangelist (d. 2001)
1907
Paul Sauvé, Canadian lawyer and politician, 17th Premier of Quebec (d. 1960)
1905
Pura Santillan-Castrence, Filipino author and diplomat (d. 2007)
1903
Adolf Butenandt, German biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1995)
1903
Malcolm Muggeridge, English journalist, author, and scholar (d. 1990)
1902
Thomas E. Dewey, American lawyer and politician, 47th Governor of New York (d. 1971)
1901
Ub Iwerks, American animator, director, and producer, co-created Mickey Mouse (d. 1971)
1897
Wilhelm Reich, Austrian-American psychotherapist and academic (d. 1957)
1893
Walter Baade, German astronomer and author (d. 1960)
1893
George Sisler, American baseball player and scout (d. 1973)
1892
Marston Morse, American mathematician and academic (d. 1977)
1891
Sergey Ivanovich Vavilov, Russian physicist and academic (d. 1951)
1890
Agnes Macphail, Canadian educator and politician (d. 1954)
1889
Albert Hill, English-Canadian runner (d. 1969)
1888
Viktor Kingissepp, Estonian politician (d. 1922)
1887
Roscoe Arbuckle, American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1933)
1886
Edward Weston, American photographer (d. 1958)
1886
Robert Mallet-Stevens, French architect and designer (d. 1945)
1885
Charles Daniels, American swimmer (d. 1973)
1885
Dimitrie Cuclin, Romanian violinist and composer (d. 1978)
1884
Peter Debye, Dutch-American physicist and chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1966)
1884
Eugène Tisserant, French cardinal (d. 1972)
1883
Dorothy Campbell, Scottish-American golfer (d. 1945)
1882
Marcel Lalu, French gymnast (d. 1951)
1882
George Monckton-Arundell, 8th Viscount Galway, English politician, 5th Governor-General of New Zealand (d. 1943)
1879
Neyzen Tevfik, Turkish philosopher, poet, and composer (d. 1953)
1875
William Burns, Canadian lacrosse player (d. 1953)
1874
Luigi Einaudi, Italian economist and politician, 2nd President of the Italian Republic (d. 1961)
1874
Harry Houdini, Hungarian-Jewish American magician and actor (d. 1926)
1871
Alec Hurley, English music hall singer (d. 1913)
1869
Émile Fabre, French author and playwright (d. 1955)
1862
Frank Weston Benson, American painter and educator (d. 1951)
1855
Andrew W. Mellon, American banker, financier, and diplomat, 49th United States Secretary of the Treasury (d. 1937)
1855
Olive Schreiner, South African author and activist (d. 1920)
1854
Henry Lefroy, Australian politician, 11th Premier of Western Australia (d. 1930)
1850
Silas Hocking, English minister and author (d. 1935)
1848
Honoré Beaugrand, Canadian journalist and politician, 18th Mayor of Montreal (d. 1906)
1835
Joseph Stefan, Austrian physicist, mathematician, and poet (d. 1893)
1834
William Morris, English textile designer, poet, and author (d. 1896)
1834
John Wesley Powell, American soldier, geologist, and explorer (d. 1902)
1830
Robert Hamerling, Austrian poet and playwright (d. 1889)
1829
George Francis Train, American businessman (d. 1904)
1829
Ignacio Zaragoza, Mexican general (d. 1862)
1828
Horace Gray, American lawyer and jurist (d. 1902)
1826
Matilda Joslyn Gage, American activist and author (d. 1898)
1823
Thomas Spencer Baynes, English philosopher and critic (d. 1887)
1820
Edmond Becquerel, French physicist and academic (d. 1891)
1820
Fanny Crosby, American poet and composer (d. 1915)
1809
Mariano José de Larra, Spanish journalist and author (d. 1837)
1809
Joseph Liouville, French mathematician and academic (d. 1882)
1808
Maria Malibran, Spanish-French soprano (d. 1836)
1803
Egerton Ryerson, Canadian minister, educator, and politician (d. 1882)
1796
John Corry Wilson Daly, Canadian businessman and politician (d. 1878)
1782
Orest Kiprensky, Russian-Italian painter (d. 1836)
1775
Muthuswami Dikshitar, Indian poet and composer (d. 1835)
1762
Marcos Portugal, Portuguese organist and composer (d. 1830)
1755
Rufus King, American lawyer and politician, United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom (d. 1827)
1725
Samuel Ashe, American lawyer and politician, 9th Governor of North Carolina (d. 1813)
1725
Thomas Cushing, American lawyer and politician, 1st Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1788)
1693
John Harrison, English carpenter and clock-maker, invented the Marine chronometer (d. 1776)
1657
Arai Hakuseki, Japanese academic and politician (d. 1725)
1628
Sophie Amalie of Brunswick-Lüneburg (d. 1685)
1607
Michiel de Ruyter, Dutch admiral (d. 1667)
1577
Francis, Duke of Pomerania-Stettin, Bishop of Cammin (d. 1620)
1494
Georgius Agricola, German mineralogist and scholar (d. 1555)
1441
Ernest, Elector of Saxony, German ruler of Saxony (d. 1486)
1103
Yue Fei, Chinese military general (d. 1142)

Deaths On This Day

2019
Joseph Pilato, American film and voice actor (b.1949)
2018
Lys Assia, Swiss singer and First Winner of the Eurovision Song Contest (b. 1924)
2016
Johan Cruyff, Dutch footballer (b. 1947)
2016
Garry Shandling, American comedian, actor, and screenwriter (b. 1949)
2015
Yehuda Avner, English-Israeli diplomat (b. 1928)
2015
notable deaths of the Germanwings Flight 9525 crash: Oleg Bryjak, Kazakhstani-German opera singer (b. 1960)
2015
notable deaths of the Germanwings Flight 9525 crash: Maria Radner, German opera singer (b. 1981)
2014
Oleksandr Muzychko, Ukrainian activist (b. 1962)
2014
John Rowe Townsend, English author and scholar (b. 1922)
2014
David A. Trampier, American illustrator (b. 1954)
2013
Barbara Anderson, New Zealand author (b. 1926)
2013
Inge Lønning, Norwegian theologian, academic, and politician (b. 1938)
2013
Gury Marchuk, Russian physicist, mathematician, and academic (b. 1925)
2013
Paolo Ponzo, Italian footballer (b. 1972)
2013
Mohamed Yousri Salama, Egyptian dentist and politician (b. 1974)
2013
Francis Hovell-Thurlow-Cumming-Bruce, 8th Baron Thurlow, English diplomat (b. 1912)
2012
Paul Callaghan, New Zealand physicist and academic (b. 1947)
2012
Nick Noble, American singer-songwriter (b. 1926)
2010
Robert Culp, American actor (b. 1930)
2010
Jim Marshall, American photographer (b. 1936)
2009
George Kell, American baseball player and sportscaster (b. 1922)
2009
Hans Klenk, German racing driver (b. 1919)
2009
Gábor Ocskay, Hungarian ice hockey player (b. 1975)
2008
Chalmers Alford, American guitarist (b. 1955)
2008
Neil Aspinall, Welsh-English record producer and manager (b. 1941)
2008
Rafael Azcona, Spanish author and screenwriter (b. 1926)
2008
Richard Widmark, American actor (b. 1914)
2007
Shripad Narayan Pendse, Indian Marathi novelist (b. 1913)
2006
Rudra Rajasingham, Sri Lankan police officer and diplomat (b. 1926)
2003
Hans Hermann Groër, Austrian cardinal (b. 1919)
2002
César Milstein, Argentinian-English biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1927)
2002
Bob Said, American race car driver and bobsledder (b. 1932)
2001
Muriel Young, English television host and producer (b. 1928)
1999
Gertrud Scholtz-Klink, German politician (b. 1902)
1999
Birdie Tebbetts, American baseball player and manager (b. 1912)
1995
Joseph Needham, English historian and academic (b. 1900)
1993
Albert Arlen, Australian pianist, composer, actor, and playwright (b. 1905)
1993
John Hersey, American journalist and author (b. 1914)
1991
John Kerr, Australian lawyer and politician, 18th Governor-General of Australia (b. 1914)
1990
Ray Goulding, American comedian and radio host (b. 1922)
1988
Turhan Feyzioğlu, Turkish academic and politician, 27th Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey (b. 1922)
1985
Raoul Ubac, French painter, sculptor, photographer and engraver (b. 1910)
1984
Sam Jaffe, American actor (b. 1891)
1980
Óscar Romero, Salvadoran archbishop (b. 1917)
1978
Park Mok-wol, influential Korean poet and academic (b. 1916)
1976
Bernard Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein, English field marshal (b. 1887)
1971
Arne Jacobsen, Danish architect, designed the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel and Aarhus City Hall (b. 1902)
1971
Arthur Metcalfe, Australian public servant (b. 1895)
1962
Jean Goldkette, French-American pianist and bandleader (b. 1899)
1962
Auguste Piccard, Swiss physicist and explorer (b. 1884)
1953
Mary of Teck (b. 1867)
1951
Lorna Hodgkinson, Australian educator and educational psychologist (b. 1887)
1950
James Rudolph Garfield, American lawyer and politician, 23rd United States Secretary of the Interior (b. 1865)
1948
Sigrid Hjertén, Swedish painter and illustrator (b. 1885)
1946
Alexander Alekhine, Russian chess player (b. 1892)
1946
Carl Schuhmann, German gymnast, shot putter, and jumper (b. 1869)
1944
Orde Wingate, Indian-English general (b. 1903)
1940
Édouard Branly, French physicist and academic (b. 1844)
1926
Phan Châu Trinh, Vietnamese activist (b. 1872)
1916
Enrique Granados, Spanish pianist and composer (b. 1867)
1915
Margaret Lindsay Huggins, Anglo-Irish astronomer (b. 1848)
1915
Karol Olszewski, Polish chemist, mathematician, and physicist (b. 1846)
1909
John Millington Synge, Irish playwright and poet (b. 1871)
1905
Jules Verne, French novelist, poet, and playwright (b. 1828)
1888
Vsevolod Garshin, Russian author (b. 1855)
1887
Ivan Kramskoi, Russian painter and critic (b. 1837)
1882
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, American poet and educator (b. 1807)
1881
Achille Ernest Oscar Joseph Delesse, French geologist and mineralogist (b. 1817)
1869
Antoine-Henri Jomini, French-Russian general (b. 1779)
1838
Abraham Hume, English floriculturist and Tory politician (b. 1748/49)
1824
Louis Marie de La Révellière-Lépeaux, French lawyer (b. 1753)
1776
John Harrison, English carpenter and clockmaker, invented the Marine chronometer (b. 1693)
1773
Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield, English politician, Captain of the Yeomen of the Guard (b. 1694)
1684
Pieter de Hooch, Dutch painter (b. 1629)
1684
Elizabeth Ridgeway, English woman convicted of poisoning her husband
1653
Samuel Scheidt, German organist and composer (b. 1587)
1603
Elizabeth I of England (b. 1533)
1575
Joseph ben Ephraim Karo, Spanish-Portuguese rabbi and author (b. 1488)
1563
Hosokawa Harumoto, Japanese daimyō (b. 1514)
1499
Edward Stafford, 2nd Earl of Wiltshire, English nobleman (b. 1470)
1455
Pope Nicholas V (b. 1397)
1443
James Douglas, 7th Earl of Douglas (b. 1371)
1399
Margaret, Duchess of Norfolk (b.c. 1320)
1396
Walter Hilton, English mystic and saint (b. 1340)
1394
Constance of Castile, claimant to the throne of Castile
1381
Catherine of Vadstena, Swedish saint (b. 1332)
1296
Odon de Pins, Grand Master of the Knights Hospitaller
1284
Hugh III of Cyprus (b. 1235)
832
Wulfred, archbishop of Canterbury
809
Harun al-Rashid, Arab caliph (b. 763)

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