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On This Day in History:  March 26

March 26 is the 85th day of the year (86th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 280 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2020
Missouri woman collects $3 million 18 years after first lottery win. A Missouri woman who collected a $50,000 lottery jackpot in 2002 returned to lottery headquarters 18 years later to claim a $3 million jackpot.
2019
California Lottery official dismissed amid investigations. A senior California Lottery executive has been dismissed from his position six months after anonymous state employees sent a letter to the Governor's Office complaining about rowdy behavior among a group of the lottery's top brass.
2018
$458M Mega Millions lottery jackpot is game's 4th-largest ever. Lottery players across the United States will be lining up at lottery retailers for their chance to win Tuesday's massive $458 million Mega Millions jackpot, after nobody won Friday's $421 million grand prize.
2016
Another retailer charged in Connecticut Lottery scheme. A Manchester man who formerly worked at a local convenience store has become the seventh person statewide to be accused of manipulating Connecticut Lottery terminals to produce unusually large numbers of winning tickets in a now-suspended lottery game.
2014
For D.C. Lottery scratch-off game players, fewer chances to win big. For instant-game players in Washington, D.C., their habit might be put on hold because the D.C. Council and financial officials have been unable to settle on a vendor to print the games known as scratchers.
2014
Massachusetts Lottery to launch $30 instant ticket in April. The Massachusetts State Lottery next month will launch a $30 instant ticket -- the highest priced ticket in the agency's history -- with a top prize of $15 million.
2013
N.J. man claims $338 million Powerball jackpot. The Passaic, New Jersey, man who won the $338 million Powerball lottery says he felt "pure joy" at winning the huge jackpot, but has no idea yet what he will do with all the money.
2012
Online Illinois lottery tickets net $15K first day. Illinois Lottery officials say the first day of online lottery tickets brought in more than $15,000 in sales.
2012
N.J. couple claims $70M Powerball jackpot. After buying a lottery ticket every week for the past eight years, a New Jersey couple discovered Saturday night they bought the winning ticket to a $70 million Powerball jackpot.
2012
$363 MILLION: Mega Millions lottery jackpot raised due to heavy sales. Mega Millions lottery players across the United States are pulling out the stops for the Tuesday evening drawing, which now stands as the largest Mega Millions grand prize in more than a year.
2011
Winning Mega Millions lottery ticket worth $319M sold in NY. A New York lottery official said a winning ticket for the Mega Millions lottery jackpot worth $319 million has been sold at a variety store in Albany, N.Y.
2010
Colorado Lottery awards first MatchPlay jackpot. A Denver resident matched all six numbers in last Friday's MatchPlay drawing, winning the game's $206,584 top prize and becoming the game's first jackpot winner.
2009
Arkansas Lottery bill signed into law. Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe signed identical House and Senate bills into law today to create an Arkansas Lottery to fund scholarships to Arkansas college students.
2008
Tenn. lawmakers want to force lottery to drop computer draws. There is new discussion in the Tennessee Legislature about the possibility of the state lottery going back to using ping-pong balls to select the Cash 3 and Cash 4 winners.
2008
Anniversary: N.D. Lottery reflects back on last four years. Four years ago today, North Dakota launched it's own lottery.
2008
Georgia Lottery makes three new millionaires. A grandfather, a great-grandfather, and a young fry cook are three of the recent Georgia Lottery scratch ticket millionaires, each winning $1 million or more.
2008
N.M. Lottery's delicious new scratch game. The New Mexico Lottery's latest scratch-off game looks good enough to eat.
2008
239 people share second prize in Canada's Lotto 6/49 draw. What some are calling a mathematical fluke led to smaller-than-expected payouts for 239 second-prize winners of last Wednesday's Lotto 6/49.
2008
Spending on others brings happiness. Money can buy happiness when it is spent on other people, scientists have discovered.
2004
Vermont Resident Captures $50,000. A Bethel, Vermont resident hit it big over the weekend when he won $50,000 playing the Vermont Lottery's instant game, "Big Money Action."
2004
Beware of Phony Prize Promotions, Lottery Schemes, and Bogus E-mails. According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), consumers in the United States and other countries lose billions of dollars each year to telemarketers, spam e-mailers and misleading advertisements that entice consumers into phony prize promotions, illegal foreign lottery schemes and other lottery-related fraud.
2004
Co-owner of Pizza House claims $100,000 lottery prize. Stacy Varellas of North Adams, Massachusetts was ecstatic to hear on the radio last Wednesday morning that she had the winning numbers of last Tuesday's Mass Cash lottery.
2004
GTECH is in play in Brazil. As the investigation into last year's controversy surrounding GTECH's contract extension continues, Brazil may be gearing up to request bids from other lottery providers interested in running the lottery when the extension expires.
2004
Store owner to appeal jury's lottery decision. A store owner plans to appeal a jury's decision that he pay $1.3 million to a lottery winner who said the owner failed to warn him about a jackpot cap.
2004
North Dakota's first-day lottery sales set per-capita record. Powerball lottery tickets went on sale at 390 sites around North Dakota late Thursday morning. By 6:05 p.m., $119,453 worth of tickets had been sold - a Powerball record for per-capita spending on the game, Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem said.
2004
Minnesota lottery chief's suicide note: 'Pity me, blame no one else'. Before committing suicide in January, Minnesota State Lottery Director George Andersen left handwritten notes encouraging his family to "not look back."
2004
Autopsy: Minnesota lottery director died of overdose. The longtime director of the Minnesota State Lottery, who committed suicide in January during a legislative review of the lottery's operations, died from an overdose of pain medication, a final autopsy report found.
2004
Proposed Oklahoma lottery discussed at forum. A lottery forum sponsored by the Oklahoma Academy for State Goals laid out the nuts and bolts Thursday of the proposal Oklahomans will vote on in November.

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.$162 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 28, 2017
5.$160 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 28, 2020
6.€119.38 Million
US$148.21 Million
Draw Date
Mar 27, 2018
7.€111 Million
US$142.77 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Mar 26, 2013
8.€125.53 Million
US$141.67 Million
Draw Date
Mar 26, 2019
9.$135 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 29, 2006
10.$125 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 26, 2011
11.$113 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 28, 2008
12.$107 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 27, 2020
13.$101 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 26, 2016
14.€88 Million
US$97.02 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Mar 27, 2020
15.$96 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 28, 2006
16.$94 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 28, 2009
17.€75 Million
US$90.57 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Mar 31, 2006
18.$75 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 26, 1999
19.$70 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 27, 1999
20.€64 Million
US$69.61 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Mar 27, 2015
21.€61.99 Million
US$69.23 Million
Draw Date
Mar 26, 2016
22.€51 Million
US$66.13 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Apr 1, 2005
23.$66 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 26, 2002
23.$66 Million
Draw Date
Mar 28, 2007
23.$66 Million
Draw Date
Mar 27, 2010

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1990
Monday, Mar 26, 1990
30 years old
1988
Saturday, Mar 26, 1988
32 years old
1983
Saturday, Mar 26, 1983
37 years old
1970
Thursday, Mar 26, 1970
50 years old
1969
Wednesday, Mar 26, 1969
51 years old
1966
Saturday, Mar 26, 1966
54 years old
1965
Friday, Mar 26, 1965
55 years old
1964
Thursday, Mar 26, 1964
56 years old
1962
Monday, Mar 26, 1962
58 years old
1960
Saturday, Mar 26, 1960
60 years old
1951
Monday, Mar 26, 1951
69 years old
1949
Saturday, Mar 26, 1949
71 years old
1948
Friday, Mar 26, 1948
72 years old
(year not provided)

Worldwide Events On This Day

2017
Russia-wide anti-corruption protests in 99 cities. The Levada Center survey showed that 38% of surveyed Russians supported protests and that 67 percent held Putin personally responsible for high-level corruption.
2010
The South Korean Navy corvette Cheonan is torpedoed, killing 46 sailors. After an international investigation, the President of the United Nations Security Council blames North Korea.
2005
Around 200,000 to 300,000 Taiwanese demonstrate in Taipei in opposition to the Anti-Secession Law of China.
1998
During the Algerian Civil War, the Oued Bouaicha massacre sees fifty-two people, mostly infants, killed with axes and knives.
1997
Thirty-nine bodies are found in the Heaven's Gatemass suicides.
1991
Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay and Paraguay sign the Treaty of Asunción, establishing Mercosur, the South Common Market.
1982
A groundbreaking ceremony for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial is held in Washington, D.C.
1981
Social Democratic Party (UK) is founded as a party.
1979
Anwar al-Sadat, Menachem Begin and Jimmy Carter sign the Egypt-Israel Peace Treaty in Washington, D.C.
1975
The Biological Weapons Convention comes into force.
1971
East Pakistan declares its independence from Pakistan to form Bangladesh and the Bangladesh Liberation War begins.
1970
South Vietnamese President Nguyễn Văn Thiệu implements a land reform program to solve the problem of land tenancy.
1967
Ten thousand people gather for one of many Central Park be-ins in New York City.
1958
The United States Army launches Explorer 3.
1958
The African Regroupment Party is launched at a meeting in Paris.
1954
Nuclear weapons testing: The Romeo shot of Operation Castle is detonated at Bikini Atoll. Yield: 11 megatons.
1945
World War II: The Battle of Iwo Jima ends as the island is officially secured by American forces.
1942
World War II: The first female prisoners arrive at Auschwitzconcentration camp in German-occupied Poland.
1939
Spanish Civil War: Nationalists begin their final offensive of the war.
1934
The United Kingdom driving test is introduced.
1931
Swissair is founded as the national airline of Switzerland.
1931
Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union is founded in Vietnam.
1922
The German Social Democratic Party is founded in Poland.
1917
World War I: First Battle of Gaza: British troops are halted after 17,000 Turks block their advance.
1915
The Vancouver Millionaires win the 1915 Stanley Cup Finals, the first championship played between the Pacific Coast Hockey Association and the National Hockey Association.
1913
First Balkan War: Bulgarian forces captureAdrianople.
1885
The Métis people of the District of Saskatchewan under Louis Riel begin the North-West Rebellion against Canada.
1871
The elections of Commune council of the Paris Commune are held.
1839
The first Henley Royal Regatta is held.
1830
The Book of Mormon is published in Palmyra, New York.
1812
An earthquake devastates Caracas, Venezuela.
1812
A political cartoon in the Boston Gazette coins the term "gerrymander" to describe oddly shaped electoral districts designed to help incumbents win reelection.
1636
Utrecht University is founded in the Netherlands.
1552
Guru Amar Das becomes the Third Sikh guru.
1484
William Caxton prints his translation of Aesop's Fables.
1351
Combat of the Thirty: Thirty Breton knights call out and defeat thirty English knights.
1344
The Siege of Algeciras, one of the first European military engagements where gunpowder was used, comes to an end.
1169
Saladin becomes the emir of Egypt.
1027
Pope John XIX crowns Conrad II as Holy Roman Emperor.
908
Emperor Zhu Wen of Later Liang has Li Zhu, the last Tang Dynasty emperor, poisoned.
590
Emperor Maurice proclaims his son Theodosius as co-emperor of the Byzantine Empire.

Births On This Day

2005
Ella Anderson, American actress
2003
Danielle Bregoli, American rapper and social media personality
1998
Satoko Miyahara, Japanese figure skater
1996
Zane Musgrove, New Zealand rugby league player
1996
Kathryn Bernardo, Filipino actress
1994
Jed Wallace, English footballer
1992
Nina Agdal, Danish model
1992
Stoffel Vandoorne, Belgian race car driver
1991
Matt Davidson, American baseball player
1990
Choi Woo-shik, South Korean actor
1990
Patrick Ekeng, Cameroonian footballer (d. 2016)
1990
Yuya Takaki, Japanese idol, singer, dancer, model and actor
1990
Xiumin, South Korean singer and actor, member of South Korean boy band EXO
1989
Simon Kjær, Danish footballer
1989
Von Miller, American football player
1987
Kim Dong-suk, South Korean footballer
1987
Jermichael Finley, American football player
1987
Steven Fletcher, Scottish footballer
1986
Maxime Biset, Belgian footballer
1986
Rob Kearney, Irish rugby player
1986
Emma Laine, Finnish tennis player
1985
Keira Knightley, English actress
1985
Matt Grevers, American swimmer
1985
Jonathan Groff, American actor and singer
1985
Prosper Utseya, Zimbabwean cricketer
1984
Jimmy Howard, American ice hockey player
1984
Drew Mitchell, Australian rugby player
1984
Felix Neureuther, German skier
1984
Marco Stier, German footballer
1984
Gregory Strydom, Zimbabwean cricketer
1984
Sara Jean Underwood, American model, television host, and actress
1983
Andreas Hinkel, German footballer
1983
Floriana Lima, American actress
1983
Roman Bednář, Czech footballer
1983
Mike Mondo, American wrestler
1982
Mikel Arteta, Spanish footballer
1982
Brendan Ryan, American baseball player
1982
Nate Kaeding, American football player
1981
Sébastien Centomo, Canadian ice hockey player
1981
Baruch Dego, Ethiopian-Israeli footballer
1981
Massimo Donati, Italian footballer
1981
Josh Wilson, American baseball player
1980
Margaret Brennan, American journalist
1980
Son Ho-young, South Korean singer
1980
Richie Wellens, English footballer
1979
Nacho Novo, Spanish footballer
1979
Ben Blair, New Zealand rugby union footballer
1979
Hiromi Uehara, Japanese pianist and composer
1979
Pierre Womé, Cameroonian footballer
1979
Juliana Paes, Brazilian actress
1978
Anastasia Kostaki, Greek basketball player
1977
Kevin Davies, English footballer
1977
Bianca Kajlich, American actress
1977
Sylvain Grenier, Canadian wrestler
1976
Alex Varas, Chilean footballer
1976
Amy Smart, American actress and former model
1974
Irina Spîrlea, Romanian tennis player
1974
Vadimas Petrenko, Lithuanian footballer
1974
Michael Peca, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1973
Larry Page, American computer scientist and businessman, co-founder of Google
1973
T. R. Knight, American actor
1973
Matt Burke, Australian rugby player and sportscaster
1972
Leslie Mann, American actress
1972
Jason Maxwell, American baseball player
1971
Behzad Ghorbani, Iranian zoologist
1971
Martyn Day, Scottish politician
1971
Erick Morillo, Colombian-American DJ and producer
1971
Rennae Stubbs, Australian tennis player and sportscaster
1971
Paul Williams, English footballer and manager
1970
Paul Bosvelt, Dutch footballer
1970
Jelle Goes, Dutch footballer and coach
1970
Thomas Kyparissis, Greek footballer
1970
Martin McDonagh, English-born Irish playwright, screenwriter, and director
1969
Alessandro Moscardi, Italian rugby player
1968
Laurent Brochard, French cyclist
1968
Kenny Chesney, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1968
James Iha, American guitarist and songwriter
1967
Jason Chaffetz, American politician
1966
Lilian Greenwood, English politician
1966
Michael Imperioli, American actor and screenwriter
1966
Nick Wirth, English engineer, founded Wirth Research
1965
Trey Azagthoth, American guitarist, songwriter, and producer
1965
Violeta Szekely, Romanian runner
1964
Martin Bella, Australian rugby league player
1964
Martin Donnelly, Irish race car driver
1964
Maria Miller, English businessman and politician, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
1964
Ulf Samuelsson, Swedish-American ice hockey player and coach
1963
Natsuhiko Kyogoku, Japanese author
1962
Richard Coles, English pianist, saxophonist, and priest
1962
Kevin Seitzer, American baseball player and coach
1962
Yuri Gidzenko, Russian pilot and cosmonaut
1962
John Stockton, American basketball player and coach
1962
Eric Allan Kramer, American-Canadian actor
1961
William Hague, English historian and politician, First Secretary of State
1960
Marcus Allen, American football player and sportscaster
1960
Jennifer Grey, American actress and dancer
1960
Graeme Rutjes, Australian-Dutch footballer
1958
Elio de Angelis, Italian race car driver (d. 1986)
1957
Fiona Bruce, Scottish lawyer and politician
1957
Leeza Gibbons, American talk show host and television personality
1957
Paul Morley, English journalist, producer, and author
1957
Shirin Neshat, Iranian visual artist
1956
Charly McClain, American country singer
1956
Park Won-soon, South Korean lawyer and politician, 35th Mayor of Seoul
1954
Clive Palmer, Australian businessman and politician
1954
Curtis Sliwa, American talk show host and activist, founded Guardian Angels
1954
Dorothy Porter, Australian poet and playwright (d. 2008)
1953
Lincoln Chafee, American academic and politician, 74th Governor of Rhode Island
1953
Elaine Chao, Taiwanese-American banker and politician, 24th United States Secretary of Labor
1953
Tatyana Providokhina, Russian runner
1952
Didier Pironi, French race car driver (d. 1987)
1952
T. A. Barron, American novelist
1951
Željko Pavličević, Croatian professional basketball coach and former professional player
1951
Carl Wieman, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
1950
Teddy Pendergrass, American singer-songwriter (d. 2010)
1950
Graham Barlow, English cricketer
1950
Martin Short, Canadian-American actor, screenwriter, and producer
1950
Alan Silvestri, American composer and conductor
1949
Jon English, English-Australian singer-songwriter and actor (d. 2016)
1949
Rudi Koertzen, South African cricketer and umpire
1949
Vicki Lawrence, American actress, comedian, talk show host, and singer
1949
Fran Sheehan, American bass player
1949
Patrick Süskind, German author and screenwriter
1949
Ernest Lee Thomas, American actor
1948
Kyung-wha Chung, South Korean violinist and educator
1948
Richard Tandy, English pianist and keyboard player (Electric Light Orchestra)
1948
Steven Tyler, American singer-songwriter and actor
1947
Subhash Kak, Indian-American professor and author
1947
John Rowles, New Zealand-Australian singer-songwriter
1946
Johnny Crawford, American actor and singer
1946
Alain Madelin, French politician, French Minister of Finance
1945
Paul Bérenger, Mauritian politician, Prime Minister of Mauritius
1945
Mikhail Voronin, Russian gymnast and coach (d. 2004)
1944
Diana Ross, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress
1943
Mustafa Kalemli, Turkish physician and politician, Turkish Minister of the Interior
1943
Bob Woodward, American journalist and author
1942
Erica Jong, American novelist and poet
1941
Richard Dawkins, Kenyan-English ethologist, biologist, and academic
1941
Lella Lombardi, Italian racing driver (d. 1992)
1940
James Caan, American actor and singer
1940
Nancy Pelosi, American lawyer and politician, 60th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives
1938
Norman Ackroyd, English painter and illustrator
1938
Anthony James Leggett, English-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
1937
Wayne Embry, American basketball player and manager
1937
Barbara Jones, American sprinter
1937
James Lee, Canadian businessman and politician, 26th Premier of Prince Edward Island
1935
Mahmoud Abbas, Palestinian politician, 2nd President of the State of Palestine
1934
Alan Arkin, American actor
1934
Edvaldo Alves de Santa Rosa, Brazilian footballer (d. 2002)
1933
Tinto Brass, Italian director and screenwriter
1932
Leroy Griffith, American businessman
1932
James Andrew Harris, American chemist and academic (d. 2000)
1931
Leonard Nimoy, American actor (d. 2015)
1930
Sandra Day O'Connor, American lawyer and jurist
1930
Gregory Corso, American poet (d. 2001)
1929
Edward Sorel, American illustrator and caricaturist
1929
Edwin Turney, American businessman, co-founded Advanced Micro Devices (d. 2008)
1927
Harold Chapman, English photographer
1925
Maqsood Ahmed, Pakistani cricketer (d. 1999)
1925
Pierre Boulez, French pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 2016)
1925
Vesta Roy, American politician, Governor of New Hampshire (d. 2002)
1925
Edward Graham, Baron Graham of Edmonton, English soldier and politician
1925
Ben Mondor, Canadian-American businessman (d. 2010)
1925
James Moody, American saxophonist and composer (d. 2010)
1923
Gert Bastian, German general and politician (d. 1992)
1923
Bob Elliott, American comedian, actor, and screenwriter (d. 2016)
1922
William Milliken, American politician, 44th Governor of Michigan
1922
Oscar Sala, Italian-Brazilian physicist and academic (d. 2010)
1922
Guido Stampacchia, Italian mathematician and academic (d. 1978)
1920
Sergio Livingstone, Chilean footballer and journalist (d. 2012)
1919
Strother Martin, American actor (d. 1980)
1919
Roger Leger, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1965)
1917
Rufus Thomas, American R&B singer-songwriter (d. 2001)
1916
Christian B. Anfinsen, American biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1995)
1916
Bill Edrich, English cricketer and footballer (d. 1986)
1916
Sterling Hayden, American actor and author (d. 1986)
1915
Lennart Strandberg, Swedish sprinter (d. 1989)
1915
Hwang Sun-won, North Korean author and poet (d. 2000)
1914
Toru Kumon, Japanese mathematician and academic (d. 1995)
1914
William Westmoreland, American general (d. 2005)
1913
Jacqueline de Romilly, Jewish Franco-Greek philologist, author, and scholar (d. 2010)
1913
Paul Erdős, Hungarian-Polish mathematician and academic (d. 1996)
1911
Lennart Atterwall, Swedish javelin thrower (d. 2001)
1911
J. L. Austin, English philosopher and academic (d. 1960)
1911
Bernard Katz, German-English biophysicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2003)
1911
Tennessee Williams, American playwright, and poet (d. 1983)
1910
K. W. Devanayagam, Sri Lankan lawyer and politician, 10th Sri Lankan Minister of Justice (d. 2002)
1909
Chips Rafferty, Australian actor (d. 1971)
1908
Franz Stangl, Austrian-German SS officer (d. 1971)
1907
Azellus Denis, Canadian lawyer and politician, Postmaster General of Canada (d. 1991)
1907
Mahadevi Varma, Indian poet and activist (d. 1987)
1906
Rafael Méndez, Mexican trumpet player and composer (d. 1981)
1905
Monty Berman, English cinematographer and producer (d. 2006)
1905
André Cluytens, Belgian-French conductor and director (d. 1967)
1905
Viktor Frankl, Austrian neurologist and psychiatrist (d. 1997)
1904
Joseph Campbell, American mythologist and author (d. 1987)
1904
Emilio Fernández, Mexican actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1986)
1904
Attilio Ferraris, Italian footballer (d. 1947)
1900
Angela Maria Autsch, German nun, died in Auschwitz helping Jewish prisoners (d. 1941)
1898
Rudolf Dassler, German businessman, founded Puma SE (d. 1974)
1898
Charles Shadwell, English conductor and bandleader (d. 1979)
1895
Vilho Tuulos, Finnish triple jumper (d. 1967)
1894
Viorica Ursuleac, Ukrainian-Romanian soprano and actress (d. 1985)
1893
James Bryant Conant, American chemist, academic, and diplomat, 1st United States Ambassador to West Germany (d. 1978)
1893
Palmiro Togliatti, Italian journalist and politician, Italian Minister of Justice (d. 1964)
1888
Elsa Brändström, Swedish nurse and philanthropist (d. 1948)
1886
Hugh Mulzac, Vincentian-American soldier and politician (d. 1971)
1884
Wilhelm Backhaus, German pianist and educator (d. 1969)
1884
Georges Imbert, French chemical engineer and inventor (d. 1950)
1882
Hermann Obrecht, Swiss politician (d. 1940)
1881
Guccio Gucci, Italian fashion designer, founded Gucci (d. 1953)
1879
Othmar Ammann, Swiss-American engineer, designed the George Washington Bridge and Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge (d. 1965)
1879
Waldemar Tietgens, German rower (d. 1917)
1876
William of Wied, prince of Albania (d. 1945)
1876
Kate Richards O'Hare, American Socialist Party activist and editor (d. 1948)
1875
Max Abraham, Polish-German physicist and academic (d. 1922)
1875
Syngman Rhee, South Korean journalist and politician, 1st President of South Korea (d. 1965)
1874
Robert Frost, American poet and playwright (d. 1963)
1873
Dorothea Bleek, South African-German anthropologist and philologist (d. 1948)
1868
King Fuad I of Egypt (d. 1936)
1866
Fred Karno, English producer and manager (d. 1941)
1860
André Prévost, French tennis player (d. 1919)
1859
A. E. Housman, English poet and scholar (d. 1936)
1859
Adolf Hurwitz, Jewish German-Swiss mathematician and academic (d. 1919)
1857
Théodore Tuffier, French surgeon (d. 1929)
1856
William Massey, Irish-New Zealand farmer and politician, 19th Prime Minister of New Zealand (d. 1925)
1854
Maurice Lecoq, French target shooter (d. 1925)
1852
Élémir Bourges, French author (d. 1925)
1850
Edward Bellamy, American author, socialist, and utopian visionary (d. 1898)
1842
Alexandre Saint-Yves d'Alveydre, French occultist (d. 1909)
1829
Théodore Aubanel, French poet (d. 1886)
1824
Julie-Victoire Daubié, French journalist (d. 1874)
1804
David Humphreys Storer, American physician and academic (d. 1891)
1794
Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld, German painter (d. 1872)
1773
Nathaniel Bowditch, American mathematician and navigator (d. 1838)
1753
Benjamin Thompson, American-French physicist and politician, Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies (d. 1814)
1749
William Blount, American politician (d. 1800)
1698
Prokop Diviš, Czech priest, scientist and inventor (d. 1765)
1687
Sophia Dorothea of Hanover, queen consort of Prussia (d. 1757)
1656
Nicolaas Hartsoeker, Dutch mathematician and physicist (d. 1725)
1634
Domenico Freschi, Italian priest and composer (d. 1710)
1633
Mary Beale, British artist (d. 1699)
1584
John II, duke of Zweibrücken (d. 1635)
1554
Charles of Lorraine, duke of Mayenne (d. 1611)
1516
Conrad Gessner, Swiss botanist and zoologist (d. 1565)
1031
Malcolm III, king of Scotland (d. 1093)

Deaths On This Day

2018
Fabrizio Frizzi, Italian television presenter (b. 1958)
2016
Jim Harrison, American novelist, essayist, and poet (b. 1937)
2015
Dinkha IV, Iraqi patriarch (b. 1935)
2015
Friedrich L. Bauer, German mathematician, computer scientist, and academic (b. 1924)
2015
Tomas Tranströmer, Swedish poet, translator, and psychologist Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1931)
2014
Roger Birkman, American psychologist and author (b. 1919)
2014
Dick Guidry, American businessman and politician (b. 1929)
2014
Marcus Kimball, Baron Kimball, English politician (b. 1928)
2013
Tom Boerwinkle, American basketball player and sportscaster (b. 1945)
2013
Krzysztof Kozłowski, Polish journalist and politician, Polish Minister of Interior (b. 1931)
2013
Dave Leggett, American baseball player (b. 1933)
2013
Don Payne, American screenwriter and producer (b. 1964)
2012
Sisto Averno, American football player (b. 1925)
2012
Michael Begley, Irish carpenter and politician (b. 1932)
2012
Thomas M. Cover, American theorist and academic (b. 1938)
2012
David Craighead, American organist and educator (b. 1924)
2012
Manik Godghate, Indian poet and educator (b. 1937)
2012
Helmer Ringgren, Swedish theologian and academic (b. 1917)
2011
Roger Abbott, English-Canadian actor, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1946)
2011
Geraldine Ferraro, American lawyer and politician (b. 1935)
2011
Diana Wynne Jones, English author (b. 1934)
2010
Charles Ryskamp, American art collector and curator (b. 1928)
2009
Shane McConkey, Canadian skier and BASE jumper (b. 1969)
2009
Arne Bendiksen, Norwegian singer and composer (b. 1926)
2008
Robert Fagles, American poet and academic (b. 1933)
2008
Manuel Marulanda, Colombian rebel leader (b. 1930)
2006
Anil Biswas, Indian journalist and politician (b. 1944)
2006
Paul Dana, American race car driver (b. 1975)
2006
Nikki Sudden, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1956)
2005
James Callaghan, English lieutenant and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1912)
2005
Frederick Rotimi Williams, Nigerian lawyer and politician (b. 1920)
2004
Jan Sterling, American actress (b. 1921)
2003
Daniel Patrick Moynihan, American sociologist and politician, 12th United States Ambassador to the United Nations (b. 1927)
2002
Randy Castillo, American drummer and songwriter (b. 1950)
2000
Alex Comfort, English physician and author (b. 1920)
1996
Edmund Muskie, American lieutenant, lawyer, and politician, 58th United States Secretary of State (b. 1914)
1996
David Packard, American engineer and businessman, co-founded Hewlett-Packard (b. 1912)
1995
Eazy-E, American rapper and producer (b. 1963)
1993
Louis Falco, American dancer and choreographer (b. 1942)
1992
Barbara Frum, American-Canadian journalist and radio host (b. 1937)
1990
Halston, American fashion designer (b. 1932)
1987
Eugen Jochum, German conductor (b. 1902)
1987
Walter Abel, American actor (b. 1898)
1984
Ahmed Sékou Touré, Guinean politician, 1st President of Guinea (b. 1922)
1983
Anthony Blunt, English historian and spy (b. 1907)
1980
Roland Barthes, French linguist and critic (b. 1915)
1979
Beauford Delaney, American-French painter (b. 1901)
1979
Jean Stafford, American author and academic (b. 1915)
1973
Noël Coward, English playwright, actor, and composer (b. 1899)
1973
Johnny Drake, American football player (b. 1916)
1969
John Kennedy Toole, American novelist (b. 1937)
1966
Victor Hochepied, French swimmer (b. 1883)
1959
Raymond Chandler, American crime novelist and screenwriter (b. 1888)
1958
Phil Mead, English cricketer and footballer (b. 1887)
1957
Édouard Herriot, French politician, Prime Minister of France (b. 1872)
1954
Charles Perrin, French rower (b. 1875)
1951
James F. Hinkle, American banker and politician, 6th Governor of New Mexico (b. 1864)
1945
David Lloyd George, English-Welsh lawyer and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1863)
1942
Jimmy Burke, American baseball player and manager (b. 1874)
1940
Wilhelm Anderson, German-Estonian astrophysicist (b. 1880)
1940
Spyridon Louis, Greek runner (b. 1873)
1934
John Biller, American jumper and discus thrower (b. 1877)
1932
Henry M. Leland, American machinist, inventor, engineer, automotive entrepreneur and founded of Cadillac and Lincoln (b. 1843)
1926
Constantin Fehrenbach, German lawyer and politician, Chancellor of Germany (b. 1852)
1923
Sarah Bernhardt, French actress and screenwriter (b. 1844)
1920
William Chester Minor, American surgeon and lexicographer (b. 1834)
1910
Auguste Charlois, French astronomer (b. 1864)
1905
Maurice Barrymore, American actor (b. 1849)
1902
Cecil Rhodes, English-South African colonialist, businessman and politician, 6th Prime Minister of the Cape Colony (b. 1853)
1892
Walt Whitman, American poet, essayist, and journalist (b. 1819)
1888
Barghash bin Said of Zanzibar (b. 1837)
1885
Anson Stager, American general and businessman, co-founded Western Union (b. 1825)
1881
Roman Sanguszko, Polish general and activist (b. 1800)
1862
Uriah P. Levy, American commander (b. 1792)
1858
John Addison Thomas, American lieutenant, engineer, and politician, 3rd United States Assistant Secretary of State (b. 1811)
1827
Ludwig van Beethoven, German pianist and composer (b. 1770)
1814
Joseph-Ignace Guillotin, French physician and politician (b. 1738)
1797
James Hutton, Scottish geologist and physician (b. 1726)
1793
John Mudge, English physician and engineer (b. 1721)
1780
Charles I, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (b. 1713)
1776
Samuel Ward, American jurist and politician, 31st Governor of the Colony of Rhode Island (b. 1725)
1772
Charles Pinot Duclos, French author and politician (b. 1704)
1726
John Vanbrugh, English playwright and architect, designed Blenheim Palace and Castle Howard (b. 1664)
1697
Godfrey McCulloch, Scottish politician (b. 1640)
1679
Johannes Schefferus, Swedish historian and author (b. 1621)
1649
John Winthrop, English lawyer and politician, 2nd Governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony
1625
Giambattista Marini, Italian poet (b. 1569)
1566
Antonio de Cabezón, Spanish organist and composer (b. 1510)
1546
Thomas Elyot, English scholar and diplomat (b. 1490)
1535
Georg Tannstetter, Austrian mathematician, astronomer, and cartographer (b. 1482)
1517
Heinrich Isaac, Flemish composer (b. 1450)
1437
Walter Stewart, Earl of Atholl, Scottish nobleman and regicide
1402
David Stewart, Duke of Rothesay, heir to the throne of Scotland (b. 1378)
1326
Alessandra Giliani, anatomist (b. c. 1307)
1324
Marie de Luxembourg, Queen of France (b. 1304)
1242
William de Forz, 3rd Earl of Albemarle
1212
Sancho I of Portugal (b. 1154)
1132
Geoffrey of Vendôme, French cardinal and theologian (b. 1065)
1130
Sigurd the Crusader, Norwegian king (b. 1090)
1091
Wallada bint al-Mustakfi, Andalusian poet
983
'Adud al-Dawla, Iranian ruler (b. 936)
973
Guntram ("the Rich"), Frankish nobleman
929
Wang Du, Chinese warlord and governor (jiedushi)
922
Mansur Al-Hallaj, Persian mystic and poet (b. 858)
908
Ai, emperor of the Tang Dynasty (b. 892)
903
Sugawara no Michizane, Japanese poet
809
Ludger, Frisian missionary
752
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