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On This Day in History:  March 30

March 30 is the 89th day of the year (90th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 276 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2020
Liquor, cannabis, lottery: Are our vices essential services in face of COVID-19?. In a series of executive orders, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has increasingly forced businesses to close their doors to slow the spread of COVID-19, but there are three notable exceptions: Liquor, cannabis, and lottery tickets.
2018
$521 MILLION: Mega Millions jackpot raised due to surging sales. A rush of ticket sales for the half-billion-dollar Mega Millions jackpot has prompted lottery officials to revise their estimate for the Friday night drawing to $521 million.
2016
Mississippi lawmakers take first steps to create state lottery. It's time to give the people what they want and they want a lottery, one Mississippi lawmaker said Tuesday on the House floor.
2012
$640 MILLION: MEGA MANIA!. Even the state lotteries offering Mega Millions did not imagine a jackpot this large.
2012
Mega Millions fever sweeps nation as jackpot hits $540 million. Waiting with anticipation for that big drawing tonight? Here's a news story and some videos to help pass the time and keep those dreams alive.
2012
Illinois picks right week to start selling tickets online. With a record $540 million Mega Millions jackpot in play, Illinois picked the right week to become the first state in the nation to sell lottery tickets online.
2010
Lottery scam victim, 78, becomes scammer, swindles friends. A 78-year-old retiree is accused by police of duping friends, neighbors and even her pastor out of more than $1 million.
2010
St. Louis man wins $24,000 playing Pick 4. A Missouri lottery player purchased multiple Pick 4 tickets with the same number, and matched the winning numbers exactly.
2009
Sting nabs Minnesota lottery clerks stealing winning tickets. Five Twin Cities convenience store employees and three accomplices are facing lottery fraud charges after they were caught by undercover investigators allegedly trying to cash in winning lottery tickets for themselves.
2009
Nevada lottery plan approved by committee. A Nevada Assembly panel voted Thursday to back a plan for a lottery in the nation's No. 1 gambling state, despite arguments that it would compete with slot machines and other games of chance.
2009
Mass. Lottery proposes changes to Megabucks game. For devotees of Megabucks, the odds of winning may soon be getting longer under a proposal to update the 27-year-old jackpot game.
2009
Oklahoma Lottery bracing for loss of Arkansas dollars. Oklahoma will lose $10 million to $12 million in sales the first year when Arkansas begins its lottery games, an official said.
2007
N.M. Gov. signs bill to extend lottery scholarships. A bill signed by New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson on Thursday is designed to extend the life of the lottery scholarship fund, which has been projected to run out of money in the next few years.
2007
N.C. Lottery celebrating 1st birthday. Now a year old, the North Carolina Education Lottery is meeting its goal of keeping residents from crossing the border to buy tickets -- but failing to reach financial expectations initially touted by lawmakers and Gov. Mike Easley.
2007
Ontario Lottery players don't know who to trust. With widespread corruption -- or at least permissiveness of corruption -- coming to light in Ontario, lottery players don't know who to turn to when there is a problem.
2006
Powerball lottery jackpot climbs to $152 million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in the Wednesday Powerball drawing, the jackpot grew to an estimated $152 million, with a cash option of $71.8 million.
2006
NY woman is Red Hot millionaire. A single mother from Le Roy, New York, has won a fortune.
2006
Mass. House to Lift Lottery Aid Cap. Massachusetts State Representative Daniel E. Bosley (D-North Adams) today announced that the upcoming House Ways and Means budget will lift the cap on Lottery aid and send the highest levels of local aid to cities and towns in the Commonwealth's history.
2006
Penn. woman sues for share of winning lottery ticket. A New Salem woman wants a Fayette County judge to stop her former roommate from cashing a $1 million winning instant lottery ticket because she believes the money should be shared.
2006
N.C. lottery begins with winners, losers -- and some glitches. North Carolina Board of Education chairman Howard Lee bought the ceremonial first tickets in Raleigh at dawn, making North Carolina the 42nd state with a lottery.
2006
N.C. Lottery begins today. After years of watching players take their millionaire dreams -- and spending money -- across state borders, North Carolinians will start playing their own lottery today.
2005
Workers indicted in lottery scandal. Two former employees of an Exxon store in Gordonsville, Virginia have been indicted on charges of embezzling $14,000 in Virginia lottery tickets.
2005
Oklahoma Lottery Commission Seeking Executive Director. Lottery experts from Tennessee and New Mexico offered their advice Tuesday to members of the newly formed Oklahoma Lottery Commission, as it searches for an executive director to head the new statewide lottery.
2005
One ticket wins $718,000 Ohio Rolling Cash 5 jackpot. One Rolling Cash 5 game ticket had the right combination for the drawing Tuesday, and it's worth the Ohio Lottery game's jackpot of $718,000.
2005
N.C. Lottery committe selected and moving quickly. House Speaker Jim Black chose his top lieutenant Monday to lead a special committee whose mission is to fashion an education lottery bill on which the full chamber can vote.
2005
Kentucky Lottery starts new 'Double Up Cash' game this weekend. The Kentucky Lottery will begin selling tickets Sunday for a new computerized game, Double Up Cash, that offers players a chance to double nonjackpot prizes if they correctly pick "heads" or "tails."
2004
Player wins UK Lottery jackpot buying ticket online. Camelot, the company that operates the UK National Lottery, is trumpeting its first online lotto millionaire.
2004
UK National Lottery plans iTV and mobile services. UK National Lottery operator Camelot revealed today that it plans to launch the lottery on interactive TV this spring, followed by a mobile service later in the year.
2004
Visible numbers end sales of Louisiana Lottery scratch-off games. The Louisiana Lottery Corp. has stopped sales of three scratch-off games because numbers supposed to be hidden could be read without scratching off anything.
2004
Ohio man becomes an instant millionaire. A Grafton, Ohio man instantly turned a $5 investment into $1 million at an Ohio gas station and convenience store on Sunday morning.
2004
UK National Lottery freebies mark anniversary. Free tickets for the cinema and tourist attractions being given away by Camelot to celebrate the UK National Lottery's tenth anniversary.
2004
Tenn. stores to receive $25,000 for selling Powerball jackpot ticket. A Tennessee retailer who sells a Powerball ticket that nets the multimillion-dollar grand prize will receive a reward of $25,000.
2004
Iowa woman pleads innocent in Powerball lottery theft. A Fonda, Iowa, woman has pleaded innocent to theft for allegedly claiming a $100,000 lottery prize after several people had pooled money to buy tickets.

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.$174 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 31, 2017
4.$170 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 1, 2020
5.$153 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 30, 2011
6.$152 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 1, 2006
7.€122.14 Million
US$150.52 Million
Draw Date
Mar 31, 2018
8.€127.98 Million
US$143.63 Million
Draw Date
Mar 30, 2019
9.$135 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 1, 2008
10.$117 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 31, 2006
11.$116 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 30, 2016
12.$113 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 31, 2020
13.$109 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 1, 2009
14.$102 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 30, 1999
15.€90 Million
US$99.23 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Apr 3, 2020
16.CA$125 Million
US$95.65 Million
Multi-Province
Canada Super 7
Draw Date
Apr 2, 2004
17.$92 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 2, 2002
18.€75 Million
US$90.57 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Mar 31, 2006
19.$88 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 2, 2019
20.$81 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 31, 2010
21.€73 Million
US$78.49 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Mar 31, 2015
22.€57.28 Million
US$78.49 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Apr 4, 2014
23.$77 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 4, 1997
24.$75 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 1, 2005
25.$74 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 30, 2007

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1987
Monday, Mar 30, 1987
33 years old
1986
Sunday, Mar 30, 1986
34 years old
1986
Sunday, Mar 30, 1986
34 years old
1984
Friday, Mar 30, 1984
36 years old
1974
Saturday, Mar 30, 1974
46 years old
1966
Wednesday, Mar 30, 1966
54 years old
1962
Friday, Mar 30, 1962
58 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day

2017
SpaceX conducts the world's first reflight of an orbital class rocket.
2009
Twelve gunmen attack the Manawan Police Academy in Lahore, Pakistan.
1982
Space Shuttle program: STS-3 Mission is completed with the landing of Columbia at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico.
1981
U.S. President Ronald Reagan is shot in the chest outside a Washington, D.C., hotel by John Hinckley, Jr.; three others are wounded in the same incident.
1979
Airey Neave, a British Member of Parliament, is killed by a car bomb as he exits the Palace of Westminster. The Irish National Liberation Army claims responsibility.
1976
Israeli-Palestinian conflict: in the first organized response against Israeli policies by a Palestinian collective since 1948, Palestinians create the first Land Day.
1972
Vietnam War: The Easter Offensive begins after North Vietnamese forces cross into the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) of South Vietnam.
1965
Vietnam War: A car bomb explodes in front of the United States Embassy, Saigon, killing 22 and wounding 183 others.
1961
The Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs is signed in New York City.
1949
Cold War: A riot breaks out in Austurvöllur square in Reykjavík, when Iceland joins NATO.
1945
World War II: Sovietforces invade Austria and capture Vienna; Polish and Soviet forces liberate Danzig.
1944
World War II: Allied bombers conduct their most severe bombing run on Sofia, Bulgaria.
1944
Out of 795 Lancasters, Halifaxes and Mosquitos sent to attack Nuremberg, 95 bombers do not return, making it the largest RAF Bomber Command loss of the war.
1940
Second Sino-Japanese War: Japan declares Nanking capital of a new Chinese puppet government, nominally controlled by Wang Jingwei.
1939
The Heinkel He 100 fighter sets a world airspeed record of 463 mph (745 km/h).
1918
Outburst of bloody March Events in Baku and other locations of Baku Governorate.
1912
SultanAbd al-Hafid signs the Treaty of Fez, making Morocco a French protectorate.
1899
German Society of Chemistry issues an invitation to other national scientific organizations to appoint delegates to the International Committee on Atomic Weights.
1885
The Battle for Kushka triggers the Panjdeh Incident which nearly gives rise to war between the Russian and British Empire.
1870
Texas is readmitted to the United States Congress following Reconstruction.
1867
Alaska is purchased from Russia for $7.2 million, about 2-cent/acre ($4.19/km²), by United States Secretary of StateWilliam H. Seward.
1863
Danish prince Wilhelm Georg is chosen as King George of Greece.
1861
Discovery of the chemical elements: Sir William Crookes announces his discovery of thallium.
1856
The Treaty of Paris is signed, ending the Crimean War.
1855
Origins of the American Civil War: "Border Ruffians" from Missouri invade Kansas and force election of a pro-slavery legislature.
1844
One of the most important battles of the Dominican War of Independence from Haiti takes place near the city of Santiago de los Caballeros.
1842
Etheranesthesia is used for the first time, in an operation by the American surgeon Dr.Crawford Long.
1841
The National Bank of Greece is founded in Athens.
1822
The Florida Territory is created in the United States.
1818
Physicist Augustin Fresnel reads a memoir on optical rotation to the French Academy of Sciences, reporting that when polarized light is "depolarized" by a Fresnel rhomb, its properties are preserved in any subsequent passage through an optically-rotating crystal or liquid.
1815
Joachim Murat issues the Rimini Proclamation which would later inspire Italian unification.
1699
Guru Gobind Singh establishes the Khalsa in Anandpur Sahib, Punjab.
1296
Edward IsacksBerwick-upon-Tweed, during armed conflict between Scotland and England.
1282
The people of Sicily rebel against the AngevinkingCharles I, in what becomes known as the Sicilian Vespers.
598
Balkan Campaign: The Avars lift the siege at the Byzantine stronghold of Tomis. Their leader Bayan I retreats north of the Danube River after the Avaro-Slavic hordes are decimated by the plague.

Births On This Day

2000
Colton Herta, American race car driver
1998
Kalyn Ponga, Australian rugby league player
1994
Jetro Willems, Dutch footballer
1993
Anitta, Brazilian singer and entertainer
1992
Palak Muchhal, Indian playback singer
1990
Michal Březina, Czech figure skater
1989
Chris Sale, American baseball player
1989
João Sousa, Portuguese tennis player
1988
Will Matthews, Australian rugby league player
1988
Thanasis Papazoglou, Greek footballer
1988
Richard Sherman, American football player
1988
Larisa Yurkiw, Canadian alpine skier
1987
Trent Barreta, American wrestler
1987
Calum Elliot, Scottish footballer
1987
Kwok Kin Pong, Hong Kong footballer
1987
Marc-Édouard Vlasic, Canadian ice hockey player
1986
Sergio Ramos, Spanish footballer
1985
Giacomo Ricci, Italian racing driver
1984
Mario Ančić, Croatian tennis player
1984
Samantha Stosur, Australian tennis player
1983
Jérémie Aliadière, French footballer
1982
Mark Hudson, English footballer
1982
Philippe Mexès, French footballer
1982
Javier Portillo, Spanish footballer
1982
Jason Dohring, American actor
1981
Jammal Brown, American football player
1981
Andrea Masi, Italian rugby player
1980
Ricardo Osorio, Mexican footballer
1979
Norah Jones, American singer-songwriter and pianist
1979
Anatoliy Tymoshchuk, Ukrainian footballer
1978
Paweł Czapiewski, Polish runner
1978
Chris Paterson, Scottish rugby player and coach
1978
Bok van Blerk, South African singer-songwriter and actor
1977
Abhishek Chaubey, Indian director and screenwriter
1976
Ty Conklin, American ice hockey player
1976
Obadele Thompson, Barbadian sprinter
1976
Troels Lund Poulsen, Danish politician, Minister for Education of Denmark
1975
Paul Griffen, New Zealand-Italian rugby player
1974
Martin Love, Australian cricketer
1973
Adam Goldstein, American keyboard player, DJ, and producer (d. 2009)
1973
Jan Koller, Czech footballer
1973
Kareem Streete-Thompson, Caymanian-American long jumper
1972
Mili Avital, Israeli-American actress
1972
Emerson Thome, Brazilian footballer and scout
1972
Karel Poborský, Czech footballer
1971
Mari Holden, American cyclist
1971
Mark Consuelos, American actor and television personality
1970
Tobias Hill, English poet and author
1970
Sylvain Charlebois, Canadian food/agriculture researcher, author
1969
Troy Bayliss, Australian motorcycle racer
1968
Celine Dion, Canadian singer-songwriter
1967
Christopher Bowman, American figure skater and coach (d. 2008)
1967
Richard Hutten, Dutch furniture designer
1967
Julie Richardson, New Zealand tennis player
1966
Efstratios Grivas, Greek chess player and author
1966
Dmitry Volkov, Russian swimmer
1966
Leonid Voloshin, Russian triple jumper
1965
Piers Morgan, English journalist and talk show host
1964
Vlado Bozinovski, Macedonian-Australian footballer and manager
1964
Tracy Chapman, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1963
Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj, Mongolian journalist and politician, 4th President of Mongolia
1963
Eli-Eri Moura, Brazilian composer and conductor
1963
Panagiotis Tsalouchidis, Greek footballer
1962
Mark Begich, American politician
1962
MC Hammer, American rapper and actor
1961
Mike Thackwell, New Zealand racing driver
1961
Doug Wickenheiser, Canadian-American ice hockey player (d. 1999)
1960
Laurie Graham, Canadian skier
1960
Bill Johnson, American skier (d. 2016)
1959
Martina Cole, English television host and author
1958
Maurice LaMarche, Canadian voice actor and stand-up comedian
1958
Joey Sindelar, American golfer
1957
Marie-Christine Koundja, Chadian author and diplomat
1957
Paul Reiser, American actor and comedian
1956
Bill Butler, Scottish educator and politician
1956
Juanito Oiarzabal, Spanish mountaineer
1956
Shahla Sherkat, Iranian journalist and author
1955
Randy VanWarmer, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2004)
1952
Stuart Dryburgh, English-New Zealand cinematographer
1952
Peter Knights, Australian footballer and coach
1950
Janet Browne, English-American historian and academic
1950
Robbie Coltrane, Scottish actor
1950
Grady Little, American baseball player, coach, and manager
1950
Warren Snowdon, Australian educator and politician, 39th Australian Minister for Veterans' Affairs
1949
Liza Frulla, Canadian talk show host and politician, 3rd Minister of Canadian Heritage
1949
Dana Gillespie, English singer-songwriter and actress
1949
Naomi Sims, American model and author (d. 2009)
1948
Nigel Jones, Baron Jones of Cheltenham, English computer programmer and politician
1948
Eddie Jordan, Irish racing driver and team owner, founded Jordan Grand Prix
1948
Mervyn King, English economist and academic
1948
Jim "Dandy" Mangrum, American rock singer (Black Oak Arkansas)
1947
Dick Roche, Irish politician, Minister of State for European Affairs
1947
Terje Venaas, Norwegian bassist
1945
Eric Clapton, English guitarist and singer-songwriter
1944
Mark Wylea Erwin, American businessman and diplomat
1944
Brian Wilshire, Australian radio host
1943
Jay Traynor, American pop and doo-wop singer (d. 2014)
1942
Ruben Kun, Nauruan lawyer and politician, 14th President of Nauru (d. 2014)
1942
Tane Norton, New Zealand rugby player
1942
Kenneth Welsh, Canadian actor
1941
Graeme Edge, English singer-songwriter and drummer
1941
Ron Johnston, English geographer and academic
1941
Wasim Sajjad, Pakistani lawyer and politician, President of Pakistan
1941
Bob Smith, American soldier and politician
1940
Norman Gifford, English cricketer
1940
Jerry Lucas, American basketball player and educator
1940
Hans Ragnemalm, Swedish lawyer and judge (d. 2016)
1938
John Barnhill, American basketball player and coach (d. 2013)
1938
Klaus Schwab, German economist and engineer, founded the World Economic Forum
1937
Warren Beatty, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1937
Ian MacLaurin, Baron MacLaurin of Knebworth, English businessman
1935
Karl Berger, German pianist and composer
1935
Willie Galimore, American football player (d. 1964)
1935
Gordon Mumma, American composer
1934
Paul Crouch, American broadcaster, co-founded the Trinity Broadcasting Network (d. 2013)
1934
Hans Hollein, Austrian architect and academic, designed Haas House (d. 2014)
1933
Jean-Claude Brialy, French actor and director (d. 2007)
1930
John Astin, American actor
1930
Rolf Harris, Australian singer-songwriter
1929
Richard Dysart, American actor (d. 2015)
1929
Ray Musto, American soldier and politician (d. 2014)
1929
István Rózsavölgyi, Hungarian runner (d. 2012)
1928
Robert Badinter, French lawyer and politician, French Minister of Justice
1928
Colin Egar, Australian cricket umpire (d. 2008)
1928
Tom Sharpe, English-Spanish author and educator (d. 2013)
1927
Wally Grout, Australian cricketer (d. 1968)
1926
Ingvar Kamprad, Swedish businessman, founded IKEA (d. 2018)
1923
Milton Acorn, Canadian poet and playwright (d. 1986)
1922
Turhan Bey, American actor (d. 2012)
1922
Arthur Wightman, American physicist and academic (d. 2013)
1921
André Fontaine, French historian and journalist (d. 2013)
1919
McGeorge Bundy, American intelligence officer and diplomat, 6th United States National Security Advisor (d. 1996)
1919
Robin M. Williams, New Zealand mathematician and academic (d. 2013)
1917
Els Aarne, Ukrainian-Estonian pianist, composer, and educator (d. 1995)
1915
Pietro Ingrao, Italian journalist and politician (d. 2015)
1914
Sonny Boy Williamson I, American singer-songwriter and harmonica player (d. 1948)
1913
Marc Davis, American animator (d. 2000)
1913
Richard Helms, American soldier and diplomat, 8th Director of Central Intelligence (d. 2002)
1913
Frankie Laine, American singer-songwriter (d. 2007)
1913
Ċensu Tabone, Maltese general, physician, and politician, 4th President of Malta (d. 2012)
1912
Jack Cowie, New Zealand cricketer (d. 1994)
1912
Alvin Hamilton, Canadian lieutenant and politician, 18th Canadian Minister of Agriculture (d. 2004)
1911
Ekrem Akurgal, Turkish archaeologist and academic (d. 2002)
1910
Józef Marcinkiewicz, Polish soldier, mathematician, and academic (d. 1940)
1907
Friedrich August Freiherr von der Heydte, German general (d. 1994)
1905
Archie Birkin, English motorcycle racer (d. 1927)
1905
Mikio Oda, Japanese triple jumper and academic (d. 1998)
1905
Albert Pierrepoint, English hangman (d. 1992)
1904
Ripper Collins, American baseball player and coach (d. 1970)
1903
Joy Ridderhof, American missionary (d. 1984)
1902
Brooke Astor, American socialite and philanthropist (d. 2007)
1902
Ted Heath, English trombonist and composer (d. 1969)
1899
Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay, Indian author, playwright, and screenwriter (d. 1970)
1895
Jean Giono, French author and poet (d. 1970)
1895
Carl Lutz, Swiss vice-consul to Hungary during WWII, credited with saving over 62,000 Jews (d. 1975)
1895
Charlie Wilson, English footballer (d. 1971)
1894
Tommy Green, English race walker (d. 1975)
1894
Sergey Ilyushin, Russian engineer, founded Ilyushin Aircraft Company (d. 1977)
1892
Stefan Banach, Polish mathematician and academic (d. 1945)
1892
Fortunato Depero, Italian painter and sculptor (d. 1960)
1892
Erhard Milch, German field marshal (d. 1972)
1892
Johannes Pääsuke, Estonian photographer and director (d. 1918)
1892
Erwin Panofsky, German historian and academic (d. 1968)
1891
Chunseong, Korean monk, writer and philosopher (d. 1977)
1888
J. R. Williams, Canadian-born cartoonist (d. 1957)
1882
Melanie Klein, Jewish Austrian-English psychologist and author (d. 1960)
1880
Seán O'Casey, Irish dramatist, playwright, and memoirist (d. 1964)
1879
Coen de Koning, Dutch speed skater (d. 1954)
1875
Thomas Xenakis, Greek-American gymnast (d. 1942)
1874
Charles Lightoller, English 2nd officer on the RMS Titanic (d. 1952)
1874
Josiah McCracken, American hammer thrower, shot putter, and football player (d. 1962)
1874
Nicolae Rădescu, Romanian general and politician, Prime Minister of Romania (d. 1953)
1864
Franz Oppenheimer, German-American sociologist and economist (d. 1943)
1863
Mary Calkins, American philosopher and psychologist (d. 1930)
1858
Siegfried Alkan, German composer (d. 1941)
1857
Léon Charles Thévenin, French engineer (d. 1926)
1853
Vincent van Gogh, Dutch-French painter and illustrator (d. 1890)
1853
Arnoldo Sartorio, German composer, pianist, and teacher (d. 1936)
1844
Paul Verlaine, French poet (d. 1896)
1820
Anna Sewell, English author (d. 1878)
1820
James Whyte, Scottish-Australian politician, 6th Premier of Tasmania (d. 1882)
1811
Robert Bunsen, German chemist and academic (d. 1899)
1805
Ferdinand Johann Wiedemann, German-Swedish linguist and botanist (d. 1887)
1793
Juan Manuel de Rosas, Argentinian soldier and politician, 13th Governor of Buenos Aires Province (d. 1877)
1750
John Stafford Smith, English organist and composer (d. 1836)
1746
Francisco Goya, Spanish-French painter and sculptor (d. 1828)
1727
Tommaso Traetta, Italian composer and educator (d. 1779)
1640
John Trenchard, English politician, Secretary of State for the Northern Department (d. 1695)
1632
John Proctor, farmer hanged for witchcraft in the Salem witch trials (d. 1692)
1606
Vincentio Reinieri, Italian mathematician and astronomer (d. 1647)
1551
Salomon Schweigger, German theologian (d. 1622)
1510
Antonio de Cabezón, Spanish composer and organist (d. 1566)
1432
Mehmed the Conqueror, Ottoman sultan (d. 1481)
1326
Ivan II of Moscow (d. 1359)
1135
Maimonides, Spanish rabbi and philosopher (April 6 also proposed, d. 1204)
892
Shi Jingtang, founder of the Later Jin Dynasty (d. 942)

Deaths On This Day

2018
Bill Maynard, English actor (b. 1928)
2015
Helmut Dietl, German director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1944)
2015
Roger Slifer, American author, illustrator, screenwriter, and producer (b. 1954)
2015
Ingrid van Houten-Groeneveld, Dutch astronomer and academic (b. 1921)
2014
Ray Hutchison, American lawyer and politician (b. 1932)
2014
Kate O'Mara, English actress (b. 1939)
2013
Daniel Hoffman, American poet and academic (b. 1923)
2013
Bobby Parks, American basketball player and coach (b. 1962)
2013
Phil Ramone, South African-American songwriter and producer, co-founded A & R Recording (b. 1934)
2013
Edith Schaeffer, Chinese-Swiss religious leader and author, co-founded L'Abri (b. 1914)
2013
Bob Turley, American baseball player and coach (b. 1930)
2012
Janet Anderson Perkin, Canadian baseball player and curler (b. 1921)
2012
Aquila Berlas Kiani, Indian-Canadian sociologist and academic (b. 1921)
2012
Francesco Mancini, Italian footballer and coach (b. 1968)
2012
Granville Semmes, American businessman, founded 1-800-Flowers (b. 1928)
2012
Leonid Shebarshin, Russian KGB officer (b. 1935)
2010
Jaime Escalante, Bolivian-American educator (b. 1930)
2010
Morris R. Jeppson, American lieutenant and physicist (b. 1922)
2010
Martin Sandberger, German SS officer (b. 1911)
2008
Roland Fraïssé, French mathematical logician (b. 1920)
2008
David Leslie, Scottish racing driver (b. 1953)
2008
Richard Lloyd, English racing driver (b. 1945)
2008
Dith Pran, Cambodian-American photographer and journalist (b. 1942)
2007
John Roberts, Canadian political scientist, academic, and politician, 46th Secretary of State for Canada (b. 1933)
2006
Red Hickey, American football player and coach (b. 1917)
2006
John McGahern, Irish author and educator (b. 1934)
2005
Robert Creeley, American novelist, essayist, and poet (b. 1926)
2005
Milton Green, American hurdler and soldier (b. 1913)
2005
Fred Korematsu, American political activist (b. 1919)
2005
O. V. Vijayan, Indian author and illustrator (b. 1930)
2005
Mitch Hedberg, American stand-up comedian (b. 1968)
2004
Alistair Cooke, English-American journalist and author (b. 1908)
2004
Hubert Gregg, English actor and director (b. 1914)
2004
Michael King, New Zealand historian and author (b. 1945)
2004
Timi Yuro, American singer and songwriter (b. 1940)
2003
Michael Jeter, American actor (b. 1952)
2003
Valentin Pavlov, Russian banker and politician, 11th Prime Minister of the Soviet Union (b. 1937)
2002
Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother of the United Kingdom (b. 1900)
2002
Anand Bakshi, Indian poet and lyricist (b. 1930)
2000
Rudolf Kirchschläger, Austrian judge and politician, 8th President of Austria (b. 1915)
1996
Hugh Falkus, English pilot and author (b. 1917)
1996
Ryoei Saito, Japanese businessman (b. 1916)
1995
Rozelle Claxton, American pianist (b. 1913)
1995
Tony Lock, English-Australian cricketer and coach (b. 1929)
1995
Paul A. Rothchild, American record producer (b. 1935)
1993
S. M. Pandit, Indian painter (b. 1916)
1993
Richard Diebenkorn, American painter (b. 1922)
1992
Manolis Andronikos, Greek archaeologist and academic (b. 1919)
1990
Harry Bridges, Australian-born American activist and trade union leader (b. 1901)
1988
Edgar Faure, French historian and politician, Prime Minister of France (b. 1908)
1986
James Cagney, American actor and dancer (b. 1899)
1986
John Ciardi, American poet and etymologist (b. 1916)
1985
Harold Peary, American actor and singer (b. 1908)
1984
Karl Rahner, German-Austrian priest and theologian (b. 1904)
1981
DeWitt Wallace, American publisher, co-founded Reader's Digest (b. 1889)
1979
Airey Neave, English colonel, lawyer, and politician, Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (b. 1916)
1979
Ray Ventura, French pianist and bandleader (b. 1908)
1978
George Paine, English cricketer and coach (b. 1908)
1978
Memduh Tağmaç, Turkish general (b. 1904)
1977
Levko Revutsky, Ukrainian composer and educator (b. 1889)
1975
Peter Bamm, German journalist and author (b. 1897)
1973
Douglas Douglas-Hamilton, 14th Duke of Hamilton, Scottish pilot and politician (b. 1903)
1973
Yves Giraud-Cabantous, French racing driver (b. 1904)
1972
Mahir Çayan, Turkish politician (b. 1946)
1972
Gabriel Heatter, American radio commentator (b. 1890)
1970
Heinrich Brüning, German economist and politician, Chancellor of Germany (b. 1885)
1969
Lucien Bianchi, Belgian racing driver (b. 1934)
1967
Frank Thorpe, Australian public servant (b. 1885)
1967
Jean Toomer, American poet and novelist (b. 1894)
1966
Newbold Morris, American lawyer and politician (b. 1902)
1966
Maxfield Parrish, American painter and illustrator (b. 1870)
1966
Erwin Piscator, German director and producer (b. 1893)
1965
Philip Showalter Hench, American physician and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1896)
1964
Nella Larsen, American nurse and author (b. 1891)
1963
Aleksandr Gauk, Russian conductor and composer (b. 1893)
1961
Philibert Jacques Melotte, English astronomer (b. 1880)
1960
Joseph Haas, German composer and educator (b. 1879)
1959
Daniil Andreyev, Russian mystic and poet (b. 1906)
1959
John Auden, English solicitor, deputy coroner and a territorial soldier (b. 1894)
1959
Riccardo Zanella, Italian politician (b. 1875)
1956
Edmund Clerihew Bentley, English author and poet (b. 1875)
1955
Harl McDonald, American pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1899)
1952
Jigme Wangchuck, Bhutanese king (b. 1905)
1950
Léon Blum, French lawyer and politician, Prime Minister of France (b. 1872)
1949
Friedrich Bergius, German chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1884)
1949
Dattaram Hindlekar, Indian cricketer (b. 1909)
1945
Béla Balogh, Hungarian actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1885)
1943
Jan Bytnar, Polish lieutenant; WWII resistance fighter (b. 1921)
1943
Maciej Aleksy Dawidowski, Polish sergeant; WWII resistance fighter (b. 1920)
1940
Sir John Gilmour, 2nd Baronet Scottish soldier and politician, Secretary of State for Scotland (b. 1876)
1936
Conchita Supervía, Spanish soprano and actress (b. 1895)
1935
Romanos Melikian, Armenian composer (b. 1883)
1925
Rudolf Steiner, Austrian philosopher and author (b. 1861)
1912
Karl May, German author (b. 1842)
1896
Charilaos Trikoupis, Greek politician, 55th Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1832)
1886
Joseph-Alfred Mousseau, Canadian judge and politician, 6th Premier of Quebec (b. 1838)
1879
Thomas Couture, French painter and educator (b. 1815)
1873
Bénédict Morel, Austrian-French psychiatrist and physician (b. 1809)
1864
Louis Schindelmeisser, German clarinet player, composer, and conductor (b. 1811)
1842
Louise Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun, French painter (b. 1755)
1840
Beau Brummell, English-French fashion designer (b. 1778)
1830
Louis I, Grand Duke of Baden (b. 1763)
1806
Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire (b. 1757)
1804
Victor-François, 2nd duc de Broglie, French general and politician, French Secretary of State for War (b. 1718)
1783
William Hunter, Scottish anatomist and physician (b. 1718)
1764
Pietro Locatelli, Italian violinist and composer (b. 1695)
1707
Sébastien Le Prestre de Vauban, French general and engineer (b. 1633)
1689
Kazimierz Łyszczyński, Polish atheist and philosopher (b. 1634)
1662
François le Métel de Boisrobert, French poet and playwright (b. 1592)
1587
Ralph Sadler, English politician, Secretary of State for England (b. 1507)
1559
Adam Ries, German mathematician and academic (b. 1492)
1540
Matthäus Lang von Wellenburg, German cardinal (b. 1469)
1526
Konrad Mutian, German humanist (b. 1471)
1486
Thomas Bourchier, English cardinal (b. 1404)
1472
Amadeus IX, Duke of Savoy (b. 1435)
1465
Isabella of Clermont, queen consort of Naples (b. c. 1424)
1202
Joachim of Fiore, Italian mystic and theologian (b. 1135)
1180
Al-Mustadi, Caliph (b. 1142)
987
Arnulf II, Count of Flanders (b. 960)
943
Li Bian, emperor of Southern Tang (b. 889)
365
Ai of Jin, emperor of the Jin Dynasty (b. 341)
116
Quirinus of Neuss, Roman martyr and saint

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