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On This Day in History:  March 28

March 28 is the 87th day of the year (88th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 278 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2019
$768.4 million Powerball lottery jackpot won by single ticket sold in Wisconsin. One Powerball lottery ticket sold in Wisconsin won the third-largest lottery prize in U.S. history on Wednesday night.
2018
$502 MILLION: Mega Millions grows to 10th-largest lottery jackpot of all time. Six years to the day after becoming the first lottery in history to feature a $500 million jackpot, the multi-state Mega Millions game is right back at the same level, offering a $502 million grand prize to be drawn Friday evening.
2017
Illinois Lottery private manager still on job after firing. When the Illinois Lottery determined in 2014 that it no longer wanted Northstar Lottery Group to run its operations, nobody anticipated that two years later the company would still be playing a critical role.
2017
Florida Governor appeals loss in lottery case. Florida Gov. Rick Scott is moving ahead in his legal battle with House Speaker Richard Corcoran over the state-run Florida Lottery.
2014
Missouri couple claim $96.5M Powerball jackpot. John and Susan Brands, both 49, of St. Charles, were identified by the Missouri Lottery as the winners of the jackpot in the March 22 drawing.
2014
Couple collect lottery winnings after misplacing ticket. A Downers Grove, Illinois, couple claimed a $1 million lottery prize Thursday after a brief but frantic search for their winning ticket.
2013
Missouri legislature considering lottery winner anonymity. The Missouri Lottery would not be able to release the names and addresses of prize winners under a bill presented to a Missouri House committee on Thursday.
2013
California family's fight over $51 million lottery jackpot is over. A California woman who accused her son of commandeering her $51 million Mega Millions jackpot has settled her lawsuit nearly one year later.
2013
Woman opts out of lottery pool, but co-workers give her cut anyway. After winning $1 million, would you share it with a coworker you barely knew?
2012
$500 MILLION: Mega Millions sets all-time lottery jackpot record. Friday night will see the biggest lottery jackpot drawing the world has ever seen -- at least $476 million for the annuity, and at least lump-sum $341.4 million cash value. Mega Millions does it again. Get ready for LOTTERY INSANITY.
2011
Nevada lawmakers discuss lottery. In what would seem to outside observers to be an annual exercise in futility, the Nevada state legislature has again taken up the issue of creating a state lottery.
2007
Ontario lottery players launch $1.1 billion lawsuit. Lawyers for a Toronto man launched a $1.1 billion class-action lawsuit against Ontario's troubled lottery corporation Wednesday, as the fallout from an investigation into widespread corruption widened.
2006
Lottery winners share money advice. Just in case you're the first one to win big money in the N.C. Education Lottery that starts Thursday, S.C. lottery winners have some advice.
2005
Opinion: Time has come for a lottery in North Carolina. Jim Black, Speaker of the House in North Carolina, is a leading proponent for starting a North Carolina lottery.
2005
Money woes push some to reconsider N.C. lottery. Observers say North Carolina's long resistance to a lottery results from a proud, stubborn streak, an alliance of liberals and antigambling conservatives and one of the strongest economies in the Southeast. But North Carolina's recent financial woes are causing some lawmakers to reconsider their long-held opposition to a lottery.
2005
Showdown over N.C. lottery coming within 2 weeks. If North Carolina House Speaker Jim Black has his way, the General Assembly will be plunged next month into a short, intense drama over whether state government should start a lottery.
2005
Kentucky Lottery hurt by players' luck. Big prize payouts by the Kentucky Lottery, including multimillion dollar payments to winners in three February Pick 3 games, are making a dent in the amount of money being returned to the state treasury, lottery officials said Friday.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$656 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 30, 2012
2.$533 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 30, 2018
3.€130 Million
US$166.65 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Mar 29, 2013
4.$162 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 28, 2017
5.$160 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 28, 2020
6.$153 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 30, 2011
7.€120.52 Million
US$148.35 Million
Draw Date
Mar 29, 2018
8.€127.98 Million
US$143.63 Million
Draw Date
Mar 30, 2019
9.$135 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 29, 2006
10.$116 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 30, 2016
11.$113 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 28, 2008
11.$113 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 31, 2020
13.$102 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 30, 1999
14.€90 Million
US$99.23 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Apr 3, 2020
15.$96 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 28, 2006
16.CA$125 Million
US$95.65 Million
Multi-Province
Canada Super 7
Draw Date
Apr 2, 2004
17.$94 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 28, 2009
18.€75 Million
US$90.57 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Mar 31, 2006
19.$81 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 31, 2010
20.€73 Million
US$78.49 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Mar 31, 2015
21.$76 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 29, 2002
22.$75 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 29, 2019
23.$74 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 30, 2007
24.€58 Million
US$71.47 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Mar 30, 2018
25.€62.88 Million
US$70.67 Million
Draw Date
Mar 29, 2016

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1990
Wednesday, Mar 28, 1990
30 years old
1985
Thursday, Mar 28, 1985
35 years old
1981
Saturday, Mar 28, 1981
39 years old
1977
Monday, Mar 28, 1977
43 years old
1976
Sunday, Mar 28, 1976
44 years old
1974
Thursday, Mar 28, 1974
46 years old
1974
Thursday, Mar 28, 1974
46 years old
1969
Friday, Mar 28, 1969
51 years old
1965
Sunday, Mar 28, 1965
55 years old
1965
Sunday, Mar 28, 1965
55 years old
1962
Wednesday, Mar 28, 1962
58 years old
1956
Wednesday, Mar 28, 1956
64 years old
1950
Tuesday, Mar 28, 1950
70 years old
1947
Friday, Mar 28, 1947
73 years old
1910
Monday, Mar 28, 1910
110 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day

2006
Massive protests are mounted against France's First Employment Contract law, meant to reduce youth unemployment.
2005
An earthquake shakes northern Sumatra with a maximum Mercalli intensity of VI (Strong), leaving 915-1,314 people dead and 340-1,146 injured.
2003
In a friendly fire incident, two American A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft attack British tanks participating in the 2003 invasion of Iraq, killing one soldier.
1999
Kosovo War: Serb paramilitary and military forces kill 146 Kosovo Albanians in Izbica.
1994
In South Africa, African National Congress security guards kill dozens of Inkatha Freedom Party protesters.
1990
United States President George H. W. Bush posthumously awards Jesse Owens the Congressional Gold Medal.
1979
A coolant leak at the Three Mile Island's Unit 2 nuclear reactor outside Harrisburg, Pennsylvania leads to the core overheating and a partial meltdown.
1979
The British House of Commons passes a vote of no confidence against James Callaghan's government by 1 vote, precipitating a general election.
1978
The US Supreme Court hands down 5-3 decision in Stump v. Sparkman, a controversial case involving involuntary sterilization and judicial immunity.
1970
An earthquake strikes western Turkey at about 23:05 local time, killing 1,086 and injuring 1,260.
1969
Greek poet and Nobel Prize laureate Giorgos Seferis makes a famous statement on the BBC World Service opposing the junta in Greece.
1968
Brazilian high school student Edson Luís de Lima Souto is killed by military police at a protest for cheaper meals at a restaurant for low-income students.
1959
The State Council of the People's Republic of Chinadissolves the government of Tibet.
1951
First Indochina War: In the Battle of Mạo Khê, French Union forces, led by World War II hero Jean de Lattre de Tassigny, inflict a defeat on Việt Minh forces commanded by General Võ Nguyên Giáp.
1946
Cold War: The United States Department of State releases the Acheson-Lilienthal Report, outlining a plan for the international control of nuclear power.
1942
World War II: A British combined forcepermanently disables the Louis Joubert Lock in Saint-Nazaire in order to keep the German battleship Tirpitz away from the mid-ocean convoy lanes.
1941
World War II: Britain's Mediterranean Fleetsinks three heavy cruisers and two destroyers of Italy's Regia Marina.
1939
Spanish Civil War: GeneralissimoFrancisco Franco conquers Madrid after a three-year siege.
1933
The Imperial Airways biplane City of Liverpool is believed to be the first airliner lost to sabotage when a passenger sets a fire on board.
1920
Palm Sunday tornado outbreak of 1920 affects the Great Lakes region and Deep South states.
1910
Henri Fabre becomes the first person to fly a seaplane, the Fabre Hydravion, after taking off from a water runway near Martigues, France.
1883
Tonkin Campaign: French victory in the Battle of Gia Cuc.
1871
The Paris Commune is formally established in Paris.
1862
American Civil War: In the Battle of Glorieta Pass, Union forces stop the Confederate invasion of the New Mexico Territory. The battle began on March 26.
1860
First Taranaki War: The Battle of Waireka begins.
1854
Crimean War: France and Britain declare war on Russia.
1842
First concert of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Otto Nicolai.
1814
War of 1812: In the Battle of Valparaíso, two American naval vessels are captured by two Royal Navy vessels of equal strength.
1809
Peninsular War: France defeats Spain in the Battle of Medellín.
1802
Heinrich Wilhelm Matthäus Olbers discovers 2 Pallas, the second asteroid ever to be discovered.
1801
Treaty of Florence is signed, ending the war between the French Republic and the Kingdom of Naples.
1795
Partitions of Poland: The Duchy of Courland and Semigallia, a northern fief of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, ceases to exist and becomes part of Imperial Russia.
1794
Allies under Prince Josias of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfelddefeat French forces at Le Cateau.
1776
Juan Bautista de Anza finds the site for the Presidio of San Francisco.
1737
The Marathas under Baji Rao I attack and defeat the Mughals in the Battle of Delhi.
1566
The foundation stone of Valletta, Malta's capital city, is laid by Jean Parisot de Valette, Grand Master of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta.
364
Roman Emperor Valentinian I appoints his brother Flavius Valens co-emperor.
193
After assassinating the Roman Emperor Pertinax, his Praetorian Guards auction off the throne to Didius Julianus.
AD 37
Roman emperorCaligula accepts the titles of the Principate, bestowed on him by the Senate.

Births On This Day

1997
Annabelle Davis, English actress
1996
Matt Renshaw, English-Australian cricketer
1995
Jonathan Drouin, Canadian ice hockey player
1994
Jackson Wang, Hong Kong rapper (GOT7)
1992
Sergi Gómez, Spanish footballer
1992
Lucho Ayala, Filipino actor
1991
Amy Bruckner, American actress
1991
Derek Carr, American footballer
1991
Lisa-Maria Moser, Austrian tennis player
1991
Marie-Philip Poulin, Canadian ice hockey player
1991
Ondřej Palát, Czech ice hockey player
1990
Michail Antonio, English footballer
1990
Joe Bennett, English footballer
1990
Zac Clarke, Australian footballer
1990
Laura Harrier, American actress
1990
Zoella (Zoe Sugg), English Youtuber
1989
Afrikan Boy, English rapper
1989
David Goodwillie, Scottish footballer
1989
Lukas Jutkiewicz, English footballer
1989
Mira Leung, Canadian figure skater
1989
Marek Suchý, Czech footballer
1988
Ryan Kalish, American baseball player
1988
Lacey Turner, English actress
1987
Jean-Paul Adela, Seychellois footballer
1987
Yohan Benalouane, French-Tunisian footballer
1987
Simeon Jackson, Canadian soccer player
1987
Kagney Linn Karter, American pornographic actress
1987
Yotam Solomon, Israeli/American fashion designer
1987
Mary Kate Wiles, American actress
1986
Bowe Bergdahl, American sergeant[
1986
Lady Gaga, American singer-songwriter, dancer, producer, and actress
1986
J-Kwon, American rapper
1986
Amaia Salamanca, Spanish actress
1986
Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová, Czech tennis player
1985
Stefano Ferrario, Italian footballer
1985
Sauli Koskinen, Finnish tv host and entertainer
1985
Steve Mandanda, French footballer
1985
Stanislas Wawrinka, Swiss tennis player
1984
Shakib Khan, Bangladeshi actor
1984
Christopher Samba, Congolese footballer
1984
Nikki Sanderson, English actress
1983
Ladji Doucouré, French sprinter and hurdler
1981
Lindsay Frimodt, American fashion model
1981
Edwar Ramírez, American baseball player
1981
Julia Stiles, American actress
1980
Cho Seung-woo, South Korean actor
1980
David Lee, English footballer
1980
Rasmus Seebach, Danish singer-songwriter and producer
1980
Luke Walton, American basketball player
1978
Nathan Cayless, Australian-New Zealand rugby league player
1977
Lauren Weisberger, American author
1976
Dave Keuning, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1975
Fabrizio Gollin, Italian race car driver
1975
Kate Gosselin, American television personality
1975
Iván Helguera, Spanish footballer
1975
Shanna Moakler, American model
1973
Björn Kuipers, Dutch footballer and referee
1972
Nick Frost, English actor and screenwriter
1972
Keith Tkachuk, American ice hockey player
1971
Christianne Meneses Jacobs, Nicaraguan-American journalist and educator
1971
Orfeh, American singer, songwriter and actress
1970
Vince Vaughn, American actor
1970
Jennifer Weiner, American journalist and author
1969
Rodney Atkins, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1969
Brett Ratner, American director and producer
1968
Iris Chang, Chinese-American journalist and author (d. 2004)
1968
Nasser Hussain, Indian-English cricketer and sportscaster
1968
Colin Brazier, English journalist
1967
John Ziegler, German-American radio host and director
1966
Cheryl James, American rapper and actress
1964
Karen Lumley, English politician
1963
Jan Masiel, Polish politician
1962
Jure Franko, Slovenian skier
1962
Simon Bazalgette, English businessman
1961
Victoria Osteen, American author
1961
Byron Scott, American basketball player and coach
1960
Chris Barrie, British actor and comedian
1960
José Maria Neves, Cape Verdeian politician, Prime Minister of Cape Verde
1960
Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt, French-Belgian author and playwright
1959
Laura Chinchilla, Costa Rican politician, President of Costa Rica
1959
Chris Myers, American journalist and sportscaster
1958
Edesio Alejandro, Cuban composer
1958
Elisabeth Andreassen, Swedish-Norwegian singer
1958
Bart Conner, American gymnast and sportscaster
1958
Curt Hennig, American wrestler, manager, and sportscaster (d. 2003)
1957
Harvey Glance, American sprinter and coach
1956
Susan Ershler, American mountaineer and author
1955
John Alderdice, Baron Alderdice, Northern Irish psychiatrist and politician, 1st Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly
1955
Reba McEntire, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress
1954
Donald Brown, American pianist and educator
1953
Melchior Ndadaye, Burundian banker and politician, 4th President of Burundi (d. 1993)
1953
Rosemary Ashe, British actress and singer
1952
Keith Ashfield, Canadian politician (d. 2018)
1952
Tony Brise, English race car driver (d. 1975)
1949
Ronnie Ray Smith, American sprinter (d. 2013)
1948
John Evan, English keyboard player and songwriter (Jethro Tull)
1948
Janice Lynde, American actress
1948
Dianne Wiest, American actress
1948
Milan Williams, American keyboard player (d. 2006)
1947
Greg Thompson, Canadian educator and politician, 25th Minister of Veterans Affairs
1946
Wubbo Ockels, Dutch physicist and astronaut (d. 2014)
1946
Henry Paulson, American banker and politician, 74th United States Secretary of the Treasury
1946
Alejandro Toledo, Peruvian economist and politician, 48th President of Peru
1945
Rodrigo Duterte, Filipino politician, 16th President of the Philippines
1945
Johnny Famechon, French-Australian boxer
1945
Björn Hamilton, Swedish engineer and politician
1944
Rick Barry, American basketball player and sportscaster
1944
Ken Howard, American actor (d. 2016)
1943
Richard Eyre, English director, producer, and screenwriter
1943
Conchata Ferrell, American actress
1942
Daniel Dennett, American philosopher and academic
1942
Kitanofuji Katsuaki, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 52nd Yokozuna
1942
Neil Kinnock, Welsh politician, Vice-President of the European Commission
1942
Mike Newell, English director and producer
1942
Samuel Ramey, American opera singer
1942
Conrad Schumann, East German border guard (d. 1998)
1942
Jerry Sloan, American basketball player and coach
1941
Alf Clausen, American composer and producer
1941
Philip Fang, Hong Kong simultaneous interpretation specialist, United Nations official (d. 2013)
1941
Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, American author and academic
1941
Jack Simmons, English cricketer
1941
Jim Turner, American football player and sportscaster
1940
Tony Barber, English-Australian television host
1940
Luis Cubilla, Uruguayan footballer and coach (d. 2013)
1939
Dov Frohman, Israeli electrical engineer and business executive
1938
Hans-Jürgen Bäsler, German footballer (d. 2002)
1936
Mario Vargas Llosa, Peruvian novelist, playwright, and essayist Nobel Prize laureate
1935
Frank Judd, Baron Judd, English politician, Secretary of State for International Development
1935
Michael Parkinson, English journalist and author
1935
Józef Szmidt, Polish triple jumper
1934
Lester R. Brown, American environmentalist, founded the Earth Policy Institute and Worldwatch Institute
1934
Laurie Taitt, Guyanese-English hurdler (d. 2006)
1933
Tete Montoliu, Spanish pianist (d. 1997)
1933
Frank Murkowski, American soldier, banker, and politician, 8th Governor of Alaska
1930
Robert Ashley, American soldier and composer (d. 2014)
1930
Jerome Isaac Friedman, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
1930
Elizabeth Bainbridge, English soprano
1929
Paul England, Australian race car driver and engineer (d. 2014)
1928
Zbigniew Brzezinski, Polish-American political activist and analyst; 10th United States National Security Advisor (d. 2017)
1928
Alexander Grothendieck, German-French mathematician and theorist (d. 2014)
1927
Theo Colborn, American zoologist and academic (d. 2014)
1927
Marianne Fredriksson, Swedish journalist and author (d. 2007)
1927
Vina Mazumdar, Indian academic and activist (d. 2013)
1926
Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart, 18th Duchess of Alba (d. 2014)
1926
Polly Umrigar, Indian cricketer (d. 2006)
1925
Innokenty Smoktunovsky, Russian actor (d. 1994)
1925
Dorothy DeBorba, American child actress (d. 2010)
1924
Freddie Bartholomew, American actor (d. 1992)
1924
Fred Flanagan, Australian footballer (d. 2013)
1924
Byrd Baylor, American author
1923
Paul C. Donnelly, American scientist and engineer (d. 2014)
1923
Thad Jones, American trumpet player and composer (d. 1986)
1923
René Vuaillat, French engineer and inventor
1922
Neville Bonner, Australian politician (d. 1999)
1922
Grace Hartigan, American painter and educator (d. 2008)
1922
Joey Maxim, American boxer and actor (d. 2001)
1922
B. Neminathan, Sri Lankan politician
1921
Harold Agnew, American physicist and academic (d. 2013)
1921
Dirk Bogarde, English actor and author (d. 1999)
1921
Herschel Grynszpan, German assassin of Ernst vom Rath (d. 1960)
1921
Walter Neugebauer, Croatian-German author and illustrator (d. 1992)
1919
Jacob Avshalomov, American composer and conductor (d. 2013)
1919
Tom Brooks, Australian cricket umpire (d. 2007)
1919
Vic Raschi, American baseball player and coach (d. 1988)
1918
Edward Amy, Canadian soldier (d. 2011)
1917
Claude Bertrand, Canadian neurosurgeon and scholar (d. 2014)
1915
Jay Livingston, American singer-songwriter (d. 2001)
1915
Jeremy Hutchinson, Baron Hutchinson of Lullington, English lawyer (d. 2017)
1914
Edward Anhalt, American screenwriter and producer (d. 2000)
1914
Bohumil Hrabal, Czech author (d. 1997)
1914
Kenneth Richard Norris, Australian entomologist and academic (d. 2003)
1914
Edmund Muskie, American lieutenant, lawyer, and politician, 58th United States Secretary of State (d. 1996)
1914
Everett Ruess, American explorer, poet, and painter (d. 1934)
1913
Kazuo Taoka, Japanese crime boss (d. 1981)
1913
Toko Shinoda, Japanese artist
1912
A. Bertram Chandler, English-Australian author (d. 1984)
1912
Marina Raskova, Russian pilot and navigator (d. 1943)
1911
Consalvo Sanesi, Italian race car driver (d. 1998)
1910
Frederick Baldwin Adams, Jr., American librarian and art collector (d. 2001)
1910
Jimmie Dodd, American actor and singer-songwriter (d. 1964)
1910
Ingrid of Sweden, (d. 2000)
1909
Nelson Algren, American novelist and short story writer (d. 1981)
1907
Lúcia Santos, Portuguese nun (d. 2005)
1907
Norrey Ford, English author (d. 1985)
1907
Irving Paul Lazar, American lawyer and talent agent (d. 1993)
1906
Murray Adaskin, Canadian violinist, composer, and conductor (d. 2002)
1906
Robert Allen, American actor (d. 1998)
1906
Dorothy Knowles, South African-English author, fencer and academic (d. 2010)
1905
Pandro S. Berman, American production manager and producer (d. 1996)
1905
Marlin Perkins, American zoologist and television host (d. 1986)
1904
Isabel Cuchí Coll, Puerto Rican author and journalist (d. 1993)
1903
Rudolf Serkin, Czech-American pianist and educator (d. 1991)
1902
Flora Robson, English actress (d. 1984)
1902
Jaromír Vejvoda, Czech fiddler and composer (d. 1988)
1900
Edward Wagenknecht, American critic and educator (d. 2004)
1899
Gussie Busch, American businessman (d. 1989)
1899
Harold B. Lee, American religious leader, 11th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (d. 1973)
1899
Buck Shaw, American football player and coach (d. 1977)
1897
Sepp Herberger, German footballer and manager (d. 1977)
1897
Tillie Voss, American football player (d. 1975)
1895
Ángela Ruiz Robles, Spanish teacher, writer and inventor, pioneer of the electronic book (d. 1975)
1895
Christian Herter, American politician, 53rd United States Secretary of State (d. 1966)
1895
Donald Grey Barnhouse, American pastor and theologian (d. 1960)
1895
Spencer W. Kimball, American religious leader, 12th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (d. 1985)
1894
Ernst Lindemann, German captain (d. 1941)
1893
Spyros Skouras, Greek-American businessman (d. 1971)
1892
Corneille Heymans, Belgian physiologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1968)
1892
Tom Maguire, Irish general (d. 1993)
1890
Paul Whiteman, American violinist, composer, and bandleader (d. 1967)
1886
Gustave Mesny, French general (d. 1945)
1884
Angelos Sikelianos, Greek poet and playwright (d. 1951)
1881
Martin Sheridan, Irish-American discus thrower and jumper (d. 1918)
1879
Terence MacSwiney, Irish republican politician and hunger striker; Lord Mayor of Cork (d. 1920)
1878
Abraham Walkowitz, Russian-American painter (d. 1965)
1873
John Geiger, American rower (d. 1956)
1871
Willem Mengelberg, Dutch-Swiss conductor (d. 1951)
1868
Cuno Amiet, Swiss painter (d. 1961)
1868
Maxim Gorky, Russian novelist, short story writer, and playwright (d. 1936)
1866
Jimmy Ross, Scottish footballer (d. 1902)
1862
Aristide Briand, French politician, Prime Minister of France, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1932)
1851
Bernardino Machado, Portuguese academic and politician, 3rd President of Portugal (d. 1944)
1850
Kyrle Bellew, English theatre actor (d. 1911)
1849
James Darmesteter, French historian and author (d. 1894)
1847
Gyula Farkas, Hungarian mathematician and physicist (d. 1930)
1840
Emin Pasha, German-Jewish Egyptian physician and politician (d. 1892)
1836
Frederick Pabst, German-American brewer, founded the Pabst Brewing Company (d. 1904)
1832
Henry D. Washburn, American politician, general and explorer (d. 1871)
1828
Melchior Anderegg, Swiss mountain guide (d. 1914)
1819
Joseph Bazalgette, English architect and engineer, designed the Hammersmith Bridge and Battersea Bridge (d. 1891)
1818
Wade Hampton III, American general and politician, 77th Governor of South Carolina (d. 1902)
1815
Arsène Houssaye, French author and poet (d. 1896)
1811
John Neumann, Czech-American bishop and saint (d. 1860)
1810
Alexandre Herculano, Portuguese writer and historian (d. 1877)
1806
Thomas Hare, English lawyer and political scientist (d. 1891)
1795
Georg Heinrich Pertz, German historian and author (d. 1876)
1793
Henry Schoolcraft, American geographer, geologist, and ethnologist (d. 1864)
1773
Henri Gatien Bertrand, French general (d. 1844)
1760
Thomas Clarkson, English activist (d. 1846)
1750
Francisco de Miranda, Venezuelan general and politician, President of Venezuela (d. 1816)
1743
Yekaterina Vorontsova-Dashkova, Russian academic and politician (d. 1810)
1727
Maximilian III Joseph, Elector of Bavaria, (d. 1777)
1725
Andrew Kippis, English minister and author (d. 1795)
1708
Hannah Glasse, English cookery writer (d. 1770)
1652
Samuel Sewall, English judge (d. 1730)
1638
Frederik Ruysch, Dutch botanist and anatomist (d. 1731)
1621
Heinrich Schwemmer, German composer and educator (d. 1696)
1613
Empress Dowager Xiaozhuang of China (d. 1688)
1599
Witte de With, Dutch captain (d. 1658)
1592
John Amos Comenius, Czech bishop and educator (d. 1670)
1591
William Cecil, 2nd Earl of Salisbury, English earl (d. 1668)
1527
Isabella Markham, English courtier (d. 1579)
1522
Albert the Warlike, German prince (d. 1557)
1515
Teresa of Ávila, Spanish nun and saint (d. 1582)
1483
Raphael, Italian painter and architect (d. 1520)
1472
Fra Bartolomeo, Italian painter (d. 1517)
1468
Charles I, Duke of Savoy (d. 1490)
1416
Jodha of Mandore, Ruler of Marwar (d. 1489)
1097
Atsiz, Abbasid caliph (d. 1156)
931
Liu Chengyou, emperor of Later Han (d. 951)

Deaths On This Day

2016
James Noble, American actor (b. 1922)
2015
Chuck Brayton, American baseball player and coach (b. 1925)
2015
Joseph Cassidy, Canadian-English priest and academic (b. 1954)
2015
Miroslav Ondříček, Czech cinematographer (b. 1934)
2015
Gene Saks, American actor and director (b. 1921)
2015
Walter Schuck, German lieutenant and pilot (b. 1920)
2014
Jeremiah Denton, American admiral and politician (b. 1924)
2014
Lorenzo Semple, Jr., American screenwriter and producer (b. 1923)
2014
Avraham Yaski, Israeli architect and academic (b. 1927)
2013
George E. P. Box, English-American statistician and educator (b. 1919)
2013
Manuel García Ferré, Spanish-Argentinian director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1929)
2013
Richard Griffiths, English actor (b. 1947)
2013
Art Malone, American race car driver (b. 1936)
2013
Hugh McCracken, American guitarist, harmonica player, and producer (b. 1942)
2013
Heinz Patzig, German footballer and manager (b. 1929)
2013
Bob Teague, American college football star and television news-reporter (b. 1929)
2013
Gus Triandos, American baseball player and scout (b. 1930)
2013
Robert Zildjian, American businessman, founded Sabian (b. 1923)
2012
John Arden, English author and playwright (b. 1930)
2012
Alexander Arutiunian, Armenian pianist and composer (b. 1920)
2012
Harry Crews, American novelist, playwright, short story writer, and essayist (b. 1935)
2011
Wenche Foss, Norwegian actress (b. 1917)
2010
June Havoc, American actress, dancer, and director (b. 1912)
2009
Maurice Jarre, French-American composer and conductor (b. 1924)
2006
Pro Hart, Australian painter (b. 1928)
2006
Vethathiri Maharishi, Indian philosopher and author (b. 1911)
2006
Charles Schepens, Belgian-American ophthalmologist and author (b. 1912)
2006
Caspar Weinberger, American captain, lawyer, and politician, 15th United States Secretary of Defense (b. 1917)
2005
Moura Lympany, English-Monacan pianist (b. 1916)
2005
Robin Spry, Canadian director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1939)
2004
Peter Ustinov, English-Swiss actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1921)
2001
Moe Koffman, Canadian flute player, saxophonist, and composer (b. 1928)
2000
Anthony Powell, English soldier and author (b. 1905)
1999
Franco Gasparri, Italian actor (b. 1948)
1996
Shin Kanemaru, Japanese politician, Deputy Prime Minister of Japan (b. 1914)
1994
Eugène Ionesco, Romanian-French playwright and critic (b. 1909)
1993
Scott Cunningham, American author (b. 1956)
1992
Nikolaos Platon, Greek archaeologist and academic (b. 1909)
1987
Maria von Trapp, Austrian-American singer (b. 1905)
1986
Virginia Gilmore. American actress (b. 1919)
1985
Marc Chagall, Russian-French painter and poet (b. 1887)
1984
Carmen Dragon, American conductor and composer (b. 1914)
1982
William Giauque, Canadian chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1895)
1980
Dick Haymes, Argentinian-American actor and singer (b. 1918)
1977
Eric Shipton, Sri Lankan-English mountaineer and explorer (b. 1907)
1976
Richard Arlen, American actor (b. 1898)
1974
Arthur Crudup, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1905)
1974
Dorothy Fields, American songwriter (b. 1905)
1974
Françoise Rosay, French actress (b. 1891)
1972
Donie Bush, American baseball player, manager, and team owner (b. 1887)
1971
Robert Hunter, American golfer (b. 1886)
1969
Dwight D. Eisenhower, American general and politician, 34th President of the United States (b. 1890)
1965
Clemence Dane, English author and playwright (b. 1888)
1965
Jack Hoxie, American actor (b. 1885)
1963
Antonius Bouwens, Dutch target shooter (b. 1876)
1962
Hugo Wast, Argentinian author and screenwriter (b. 1883)
1958
W. C. Handy, American trumpet player and composer (b. 1873)
1953
Jim Thorpe, American football player and coach (b. 1887)
1949
Grigoraș Dinicu, Romanian violinist and composer (b. 1889)
1947
Karol Świerczewski, Polish general (b. 1897)
1944
Stephen Leacock, English-Canadian political scientist and author (b. 1869)
1943
Sergei Rachmaninoff, Russian pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1873)
1942
Miguel Hernández, Spanish poet and playwright (b. 1910)
1941
Marcus Hurley, American basketball player and cyclist (b. 1883)
1941
Kavasji Jamshedji Petigara, Indian police officer (b. 1877)
1941
Virginia Woolf, English novelist, essayist, short story writer, and critic (b. 1882)
1934
Mahmoud Mokhtar, Egyptian sculptor and educator (b. 1891)
1929
Katharine Lee Bates, American poet and songwriter (b. 1859)
1929
Lomer Gouin, Canadian lawyer and politician, 13th Premier of Quebec (b. 1861)
1927
Joseph-Médard Émard, Canadian archbishop (b. 1853)
1923
Charles Hubbard, American archer (b. 1849)
1917
Albert Pinkham Ryder, American painter (b. 1847)
1910
Édouard Colonne, French violinist and conductor (b. 1838)
1900
Piet Joubert, South African soldier and politician (b. 1831 or 1834)
1893
Edmund Kirby Smith, American general (b. 1824)
1881
Modest Mussorgsky, Russian pianist and composer (b. 1839)
1874
Peter Andreas Hansen, Danish-German astronomer and mathematician (b. 1795)
1870
George Henry Thomas, American general (b. 1816)
1868
James Brudenell, 7th Earl of Cardigan, English lieutenant and politician (b. 1797)
1866
Solomon Foot, American lawyer and politician (b. 1802)
1865
Petrus Hofman Peerlkamp, Dutch scholar and critic (b. 1786)
1818
Antonio Capuzzi, Italian violinist and composer (b. 1755)
1794
Marquis de Condorcet, French mathematician and philosopher (b. 1743)
1687
Constantijn Huygens, Dutch poet and composer (b. 1596)
1584
Ivan the Terrible, Russian king (b. 1530)
1583
Magnus, Duke of Holstein (b. 1540)
1566
Sigismund von Herberstein, Austrian historian and diplomat (b. 1486)
1563
Heinrich Glarean, Swiss poet and theorist (b. 1488)
1461
John Clifford, 9th Baron de Clifford (b. 1435)
1346
Venturino of Bergamo, Dominican preacher (b. 1304)
1285
Pope Martin IV (b. 1220)
1254
William de Ferrers, 5th Earl of Derby (b. 1193)
1241
Valdemar II of Denmark (b. 1170)
1239
Emperor Go-Toba of Japan (b. 1180)
1134
Saint Stephen Harding, founder of the Cistercian order
1072
Ordulf, Duke of Saxony (b. 1022)
966
Flodoard, Frankish canon and chronicler
965
Arnulf I, count of Flanders
741
Hatsusebe, Japanese princess
193
Pertinax, Roman emperor (b. 126)

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