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On This Day in History:  March 5

March 5 is the 64th day of the year (65th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 301 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2020
NJ Lottery celebrates 50th anniversary with new gigantic scratch-off ticket. To honor its 50 years in operation, the New Jersey Lottery Monday released literally its biggest instant game ever: the Super 50 Scratch-Off.
2020
Alabama governor reestablishes study group for lottery. Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey reopened the Governor's Study Group on Gambling Policy by signing Executive Order 719.
2018
Lottery Post launches new mobile experience. The world's most popular lottery website Monday announced the launch of a new website for visitors using mobile phones.
2015
California store owner sues customer for half of $1M lottery prize. The owner of a Milpitas, California, liquor store slapped a $1 million scratch-off winner with a lawsuit, claiming she'd signed a handwritten contract guaranteeing him half the prize.
2014
Thieves stole California Lottery vending machine. Investigators from the California Lottery are asking for the public's help in locating suspects who broke into a Lucky grocery store in Fremont over the weekend and made off with a Scratchers vending machine.
2013
N.C. farmer wins record lottery jackpot. A farmer from Zebulon, North Carolina, won more than $1.1 million in the Carolina Cash 5 jackpot on Sunday -- the largest amount ever won by a single ticket in that game.
2013
Maine man sees $2M lottery win as ticket to new job. A 59-year-old unemployed truck driver from Clinton, Maine, believes that his exposure from winning $2 million could be his ticket to a new job.
2013
N.C. lawmakers back lottery name change. Powerball tickets aren't like parent-teacher bake sales, say state lawmakers who want to take "education" out of the North Carolina Education Lottery.
2012
Teen told to clean room, finds winning lottery ticket. A Scotland mom's constant badgering for his son to clean up his room led to a £50,000 lottery windfall.
2012
Mo. woman describes aftermath of lottery jackpot. A suburban St. Louis social worker says life got increasingly difficult for her after she won millions of dollars in a Powerball drawing.
2010
Once homeless, now a lottery winner. A 37-year-old Boise insurance agent who at one time lived in a homeless shelter has won $250,000 in the Idaho Lottery.
2008
Tonight's Fla. Lotto drawing first to let players increase jackpot. Tonight's Florida Lotto drawing is the first that lets players spend an extra $1 or $2 to increase the size of the jackpot.
2008
N.Y. Lottery searching for new draw talent. The New York Lottery is looking for some new faces to join Yolanda Vega, Marissa Rodriguez and Sarah Pingel as a highly visible member of the Lottery's draw team.
2007
Drawing date set for Kentucky Lottery's Million Dollar Draw. A pair of new millionaires will be created on the morning of March 19th, when the Kentucky Lottery will hold the Million Dollar Draw.
2007
$355 MILLION: Mega Millions lottery jackpot increased. The estimated jackpot of the March 6, 2007 Mega Millions drawing was raised from $340 million to $355 million on Monday because of heavier than expected sales in all Mega Millions states.
2004
California Couple Claims Half of $42 Million Lottery Prize. A Redding, California couple will hold a press conference today in which their $21 Million California SuperLotto Plus prize from last Wednesday's drawing will be announced.
2004
Deputy Retires After Claiming Lottery Jackpot. A veteran Ventura County sheriff's deputy retired a little earlier than planned Thursday after discovering he had purchased one of two winning tickets in this week's $42 million California Super Lotto Plus drawing, winning half the jackpot.
2004
Man loses $41,000 in sweepstakes scam. A 28-year-old Franklin, New Jersey man got a letter in the mail indicating he had won more than $600,000 in Spain's El Gordo Sweepstakes Lottery program. But over a two-week period, that Franklin man wound up withdrawing money from his bank account, taking cash advances on his credit card, borrowing from family and losing about $41,000 to the lottery scam.
2004
Man wins big in Tennessee lottery. Russell Burks of Shelbyville, Tennessee garnered a $100,000 prize recently to join a list containing the four highest prizes paid by the Tennessee Lottery to date.
2004
Woman loses $2,800 in lottery scam. A pair of con artists took advantage of a 64-year-old California woman Friday afternoon, stealing $2,800 of her savings on the promise of splitting a $125,000 winning lottery ticket with her, her granddaughter says.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$390 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 6, 2007
2.$381 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 6, 2019
3.$346.3 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 7, 2018
4.$270 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 7, 2014
5.$265 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 6, 2018
6.$173 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 5, 2008
7.$157 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 8, 2016
8.$139 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 6, 2010
9.€100 Million
US$138.75 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Mar 7, 2014
10.€109.06 Million
US$135.13 Million
Draw Date
Mar 6, 2018
11.$133 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 5, 2010
12.€114.59 Million
US$129.62 Million
Draw Date
Mar 5, 2019
13.$127 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 8, 2011
13.$127 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 6, 2012
15.€100 Million
US$126.59 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Mar 6, 2009
16.$123 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 6, 2013
17.$120 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 7, 2007
18.€80 Million
US$110.8 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Mar 11, 2011
19.€100 Million
US$109.01 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Mar 6, 2015
20.$100 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 7, 2015
20.$100 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 7, 2020
22.$94 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 7, 2017
23.$85 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 8, 2017
23.$85 Million
Draw Date
Mar 7, 2001
25.$70 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 6, 2004

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1993
Friday, Mar 5, 1993
27 years old
1987
Thursday, Mar 5, 1987
33 years old
1987
Thursday, Mar 5, 1987
33 years old
1983
Saturday, Mar 5, 1983
37 years old
1982
Friday, Mar 5, 1982
38 years old
1974
Tuesday, Mar 5, 1974
46 years old
1973
Monday, Mar 5, 1973
47 years old
1972
Sunday, Mar 5, 1972
48 years old
1969
Wednesday, Mar 5, 1969
51 years old
1969
Wednesday, Mar 5, 1969
51 years old
1956
Monday, Mar 5, 1956
64 years old
1943
Friday, Mar 5, 1943
77 years old
1934
Monday, Mar 5, 1934
86 years old

Worldwide Events On This Day

2012
Tropical Storm Irina kills over 75 as it passes through Madagascar.
2003
In Haifa, 17 Israeli civilians are killed in the Haifa bus 37 suicide bombing.
1982
Soviet probe Venera 14 lands on Venus.
1981
The ZX81, a pioneering British home computer, is launched by Sinclair Research and would go on to sell over 1.5 million units around the world.
1979
Soviet probes Venera 11, Venera 12 and the German-American solar satellite Helios II all are hit by "off the scale" gamma rays leading to the discovery of soft gamma repeaters.
1978
The Landsat 3 is launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.
1974
Yom Kippur War: Israeli forces withdraw from the west bank of the Suez Canal.
1970
The Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons goes into effect after ratification by 43 nations.
1965
March Intifada: A Leftist uprising erupts in Bahrain against British colonial presence.
1963
American country music stars Patsy Cline, Hawkshaw Hawkins, Cowboy Copas and their pilot Randy Hughes are killed in a plane crash in Camden, Tennessee.
1960
Indonesian PresidentSoekarno dismissed the Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat (DPR), 1955 democratically elected parliament, and replaced with DPR-GR, the parliament of his own selected members.
1953
Joseph Stalin, the longest serving leader of the Soviet Union, dies at his Volynskoe dacha in Moscow after suffering a cerebral hemorrhage 4 days earlier.
1946
Cold War: Winston Churchill coins the phrase "Iron Curtain" in his speech at Westminster College, Missouri.
1944
World War II: The Red Army begins the Uman-Botoșani Offensive in the western Ukrainian SSR.
1943
First Flight of the Gloster Meteor, Britain's first combat jet aircraft.
1942
World War II: Japanese forces captures Batavia, capital of Dutch East Indies, which left undefended after the withdrawal of KNIL garrison and Australian Blackforce battalion to Buitenzorg and Bandung.
1940
Six high-ranking members of Soviet politburo, including Joseph Stalin, sign an order for the execution of 25,700 Polish intelligentsia, including 14,700 Polish POWs, in what will become known as the Katyn massacre.
1936
First flight of K5054, the first prototype Supermarine Spitfire advanced monoplane fighter aircraft in the United Kingdom.
1933
Adolf Hitler's Nazi Party receives 43.9% at the Reichstag elections, which allows the Nazis to later pass the Enabling Act and establish a dictatorship.
1931
The British Raj: Gandhi-Irwin Pact is signed.
1912
Italo-Turkish War: Italian forces are the first to use airships for military purposes, employing them for reconnaissance behind Turkish lines.
1906
Moro Rebellion: United States Army troops bring overwhelming force against the native Moros in the First Battle of Bud Dajo, leaving only six survivors.
1872
George Westinghouse patents the air brake.
1868
Mefistofele, an opera by Arrigo Boito, receives its premiere performance at La Scala.
1860
Parma, Tuscany, Modena and Romagna vote in referendums to join the Kingdom of Sardinia.
1850
The Britannia Bridge across the Menai Strait between the island of Anglesey and the mainland of Wales is opened.
1836
Samuel Colt patents the first production-model revolver, the .34-caliber.
1824
First Anglo-Burmese War: The British officially declare war on Burma.
1811
Peninsular War: A French force under the command of Marshal Victor is routed while trying to prevent an Anglo-Spanish-Portuguese army from lifting the Siege of Cádiz in the Battle of Barrosa.
1770
Boston Massacre: Five Americans, including Crispus Attucks, are fatally shot by British troops in an event that would contribute to the outbreak of the American Revolutionary War (also known as the American War of Independence) five years later.
1766
Antonio de Ulloa, the first Spanish governor of Louisiana, arrives in New Orleans.
1616
Nicolaus Copernicus's book On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres is added to the Index of Forbidden Books 73 years after it was first published.
1496
King Henry VII of England issues letters patent to John Cabot and his sons, authorising them to explore unknown lands.
1279
The Livonian Order is defeated in the Battle of Aizkraukle by the Grand Duchy of Lithuania.
1046
Nasir Khusraw begins the seven-year Middle Eastern journey which he will later describe in his book Safarnama.
363
Roman EmperorJulian moves from Antioch with an army of 90,000 to attack the Sasanian Empire, in a campaign which would bring about his own death.

Births On This Day

1998
Bo Bichette, American baseball player
1996
Taylor Hill, American model
1996
Emmanuel Mudiay, Congolese basketball player
1994
Daria Gavrilova, Russian-Australian tennis player
1994
Kyle Schwarber, American baseball player
1993
El Hadji Ba, French footballer
1993
Joshua Coyne, American violinist and composer
1993
Harry Maguire, English footballer
1991
Ramiro Funes Mori, Argentinian footballer
1991
Daniil Trifonov, Russian pianist and composer
1990
Danny Drinkwater, English footballer
1990
Alex Smithies, English footballer
1988
Liassine Cadamuro-Bentaïba, Algerian footballer
1987
Anna Chakvetadze, Russian tennis player
1987
Chris Cohen, English footballer
1986
Alexandre Barthe, French footballer
1986
Matty Fryatt, English footballer
1985
David Marshall, Scottish footballer
1985
Brad Mills, American baseball player
1985
Kenichi Matsuyama, Japanese actor
1984
Branko Cvetković, Serbian basketball player
1984
Guillaume Hoarau, French footballer
1983
Édgar Dueñas, Mexican footballer
1982
Dan Carter, New Zealand rugby player
1982
Philipp Haastrup, German footballer
1981
Barret Jackman, Canadian ice hockey player
1981
Paul Martin, American ice hockey player
1980
Shay Carl, American businessman, co-founded Maker Studios
1979
Martin Axenrot, Swedish drummer
1979
Lee Mears, English rugby player
1978
Jared Crouch, Australian footballer
1978
Mike Hessman, American baseball player and coach
1978
Kimberly McCullough, American actress, singer, and dancer
1978
Carlos Ochoa, Mexican footballer
1977
Taismary Agüero, Cuban-Italian volleyball player
1977
Bryan Berard, American ice hockey player
1977
Mike MacDougal, American baseball player
1977
Wally Szczerbiak, American basketball player and sportscaster
1976
Neil Jackson, English actor, producer, and screenwriter
1976
Šarūnas Jasikevičius, Lithuanian basketball player and coach
1976
Paul Konerko, American baseball player
1976
Norm Maxwell, New Zealand rugby player
1975
Luciano Burti, Brazilian race car driver and sportscaster
1975
Sasho Petrovski, Australian footballer
1975
Chris Silverwood, English cricketer and coach
1974
Kevin Connolly, American actor and director
1974
Jens Jeremies, German footballer
1974
Eva Mendes, American model and actress
1973
Yannis Anastasiou, Greek footballer and manager
1973
Nelly Arcan, Canadian author (d. 2009)
1973
Juan Esnáider, Argentinian footballer and manager
1973
Ryan Franklin, American baseball player
1973
Nicole Pratt, Australian tennis player, coach, and sportscaster
1973
Špela Pretnar, Slovenian skier
1971
Greg Berry, English footballer and coach
1971
Jeffrey Hammonds, American baseball player and scout
1971
Yuri Lowenthal, American voice actor, producer, and screenwriter
1971
Filip Meirhaeghe, Belgian cyclist
1971
Mark Protheroe, Australian rugby league player
1970
Mike Brown, American basketball player and coach
1970
John Frusciante, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1970
Yuu Watase, Japanese illustrator
1969
Paul Blackthorne, English actor and producer
1969
Danny King, English author and playwright
1969
Moussa Saïb, Algerian footballer and manager
1969
M.C. Solaar, Afro-French rapper
1968
Gordon Bajnai, Hungarian businessman and politician, 7th Prime Minister of Hungary
1968
Theresa Villiers, English lawyer and politician, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
1966
Oh Eun-sun, South Korean mountaineer
1966
Bob Halkidis, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1966
Michael Irvin, American football player, sportscaster, and actor
1966
Aasif Mandvi, Indian-American actor, producer, and screenwriter
1966
Zachery Stevens - American singer-songwriter known for Savatage and Circle II Circle
1965
José Semedo, Portuguese footballer and coach
1964
Bertrand Cantat, French singer-songwriter
1964
Gerald Vanenburg, Dutch footballer and manager
1963
Joel Osteen, American pastor, author, and television host
1960
Paul Drayson, Baron Drayson, English businessman and politician, Minister for Defence Equipment, Support and Technology
1959
Vazgen Sargsyan, Armenian colonel and politician, 8th Prime Minister of Armenia (d. 1999)
1958
Volodymyr Bezsonov, Ukrainian footballer and manager
1958
Bob Forward, American director, producer, and screenwriter
1958
Andy Gibb, English-Australian singer-songwriter and actor (d. 1988)
1957
Mark E. Smith, English singer, songwriter and musician (d. 2018)
1957
Ray Suarez, American journalist and author
1956
Teena Marie, American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2010)
1956
Christopher Snowden, English engineer and academic
1955
Penn Jillette, American magician, actor, and author
1954
Marsha Warfield, American actress
1953
Katarina Frostenson, Swedish poet and author
1953
Michael J. Sandel, American philosopher and academic
1953
Tokyo Sexwale, South African businessman and politician, 1st Premier of Gauteng
1952
Petar Borota, Serbian footballer and coach (d. 2010)
1952
Alan Clark, English keyboard player
1952
Mike Squires, American baseball player and scout
1951
Rodney Hogg, Australian cricketer and coach
1951
Willis Alan Ramsey, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1949
Bernard Arnault, French businessman, philanthropist, and art collector
1949
Franz Josef Jung, German lawyer and politician, German Federal Minister of Defence
1949
Tom Russell, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1948
Paquirri, Spanish bullfighter (d. 1984)
1948
Eddy Grant, Guyanese-British singer-songwriter and musician
1948
Richard Hickox, English conductor and scholar (d. 2008)
1948
Elaine Paige, English singer and actress
1948
Jan van Beveren, Dutch footballer and coach
1947
Clodagh Rodgers, Northern Irish singer and actress
1947
Kent Tekulve, American baseball player and sportscaster
1946
Richard Bell, Canadian pianist (d. 2007)
1946
Guerrino Boatto, Italian illustrator and painter
1946
Graham Hawkins, English footballer and manager
1946
Murray Head, English actor and singer
1944
Peter Brandes, Danish painter and sculptor
1944
Roy Gutman, American journalist and author
1943
Lucio Battisti, Italian singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1998)
1942
Felipe González, Spanish lawyer and politician, Prime Minister of Spain
1942
Mike Resnick, American author and editor
1942
David Watkins, Welsh rugby player
1941
Des Wilson, New Zealand-English businessman and activist
1940
Tom Butler, English bishop
1940
Ken Irvine, Australian rugby league player (d. 1990)
1940
Graham McRae, New Zealand race car driver
1940
Sepp Piontek, German footballer and manager
1939
Samantha Eggar, English actress
1939
Tony Rundle, Australian politician, 40th Premier of Tasmania
1939
Benyamin Sueb, Indonesian actor and comedian (d. 1995)
1939
Peter Woodcock, Canadian serial killer (d. 2010)
1939
Pierre Wynants, Belgian chef
1938
Paul Evans, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1938
Lynn Margulis, American biologist and academic (d. 2011)
1938
Fred Williamson, American football player, actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1937
Olusegun Obasanjo, Nigerian general and politician, 5th President of Nigeria
1936
Canaan Banana, Zimbabwean minister and politician, 1st President of Zimbabwe (d. 2003)
1936
Dale Douglass, American golfer
1936
Dean Stockwell, American actor
1935
Letizia Battaglia, Italian photographer and journalist
1935
Philip K. Chapman, Australian-American astronaut and engineer
1934
Daniel Kahneman, Israeli-American economist and psychologist, Nobel Prize laureate
1933
Walter Kasper, German cardinal and theologian
1932
Paul Sand, American actor
1931
Fred, French author and illustrator (d. 2013)
1931
Barry Tuckwell, Australian horn player and educator
1930
John Ashley, Canadian ice hockey player and referee (d. 2008)
1930
Del Crandall, American baseball player and manager
1929
Erik Carlsson, Swedish race car driver (d. 2015)
1929
J. B. Lenoir, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1967)
1928
J. Hillis Miller, American academic and critic
1927
Jack Cassidy, American actor and singer (d. 1976)
1927
Robert Lindsay, 29th Earl of Crawford, Scottish businessman and politician
1924
Roger Marche, French footballer (d. 1997)
1923
Juan A. Rivero, Puerto Rican biologist and academic (d. 2014)
1923
Laurence Tisch, American businessman, co-founded the Loews Corporation (d. 2003)
1922
James Noble, American actor (d. 2016)
1922
Pier Paolo Pasolini, Italian actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1975)
1921
Elmer Valo, American baseball player and coach (d. 1998)
1920
José Aboulker, Algerian surgeon and activist (d. 2009)
1920
Virginia Christine, American actress (d. 1996)
1920
Rachel Gurney, English actress (d. 2001)
1920
Wang Zengqi, Chinese writer (d. 1997)
1918
Milt Schmidt, Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and manager (d. 2017)
1918
Red Storey, Canadian football player, referee, and sportscaster (d. 2006)
1918
James Tobin, American economist and academic (d. 2002)
1915
Henry Hicks, Canadian academic and politician, 16th Premier of Nova Scotia (d. 1990)
1915
Laurent Schwartz, French mathematician and academic (d. 2002)
1912
Jack Marshall, New Zealand colonel, lawyer, and politician, 28th Prime Minister of New Zealand (d. 1988)
1910
Momofuku Ando, Taiwanese-Japanese businessman, founded Nissin Foods (d. 2007)
1910
Ennio Flaiano, Italian author, screenwriter, and critic (d. 1972)
1908
Fritz Fischer, German historian and author (d. 1999)
1908
Irving Fiske, American author and playwright (d. 1990)
1908
Rex Harrison, English actor (d. 1990)
1905
László Benedek, Hungarian-American director and cinematographer (d. 1992)
1904
Karl Rahner, German priest and theologian (d. 1984)
1901
Friedrich Günther, Prince of Schwarzburg (d. 1971)
1901
Julian Przyboś, Polish poet, essayist and translator (d. 1970)
1900
Lilli Jahn, Jewish German doctor (d. 1944)
1900
Johanna Langefeld, German guard and supervisor of three Nazi concentration camps (d. 1974)
1898
Zhou Enlai, Chinese politician, 1st Premier of the People's Republic of China (d. 1976)
1898
Misao Okawa, Japanese super-centenarian (d. 2015)
1894
Henry Daniell, English-American actor (d. 1963)
1887
Heitor Villa-Lobos, Brazilian guitarist and composer (d. 1959)
1886
Dong Biwu, Chinese judge and politician, Chairman of the People's Republic of China (d. 1975)
1886
Freddie Welsh, Welsh boxer (d. 1927)
1883
Marius Barbeau, Canadian ethnographer and academic (d. 1969)
1882
Dora Marsden, English author and activist (d. 1960)
1880
Sergei Natanovich Bernstein, Russian mathematician and academic (d. 1968)
1879
William Beveridge, Bangladeshi-English economist and academic (d. 1963)
1879
Andres Larka, Estonian general and politician, 1st Estonian Minister of War (d. 1943)
1876
Thomas Inskip, 1st Viscount Caldecote, English lawyer and politician, 8th Lord Chief Justice of England (d. 1947)
1876
Elisabeth Moore, American tennis player (d. 1959)
1875
Harry Lawson, Australian politician, 27th Premier of Victoria (d. 1952)
1874
Henry Travers, English-American actor (d. 1965)
1873
Olav Bjaaland, Norwegian skier and explorer (d. 1961)
1871
Rosa Luxemburg, Polish-Russian economist and philosopher (d. 1919)
1871
Konstantinos Pallis, Greek general and politician, Minister Governor-General of Macedonia (d. 1941)
1870
Frank Norris, American journalist and author (d. 1902)
1870
Evgeny Paton, French-Ukrainian engineer (d. 1953)
1869
Michael von Faulhaber, German cardinal (d. 1952)
1867
Louis-Alexandre Taschereau, Canadian lawyer and politician, 14th Premier of Quebec (d. 1952)
1862
Siegbert Tarrasch, German chess player and theoretician (d. 1934)
1853
Howard Pyle, American author and illustrator (d. 1911)
1834
Félix de Blochausen, Luxembourgian politician, 6th Prime Minister of Luxembourg (d. 1915)
1834
Marietta Piccolomini, Italian soprano (d. 1899)
1830
Étienne-Jules Marey, French physiologist and chronophotographer (d. 1904)
1830
Charles Wyville Thomson, Scottish historian and zoologist (d. 1882)
1817
Austen Henry Layard, English archaeologist, academic, and politician, Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs (d. 1894)
1815
John Wentworth, American journalist and politician, 19th Mayor of Chicago (d. 1888)
1814
Wilhelm von Giesebrecht, German historian and academic (d. 1889)
1800
Georg Friedrich Daumer, German poet and philosopher (d. 1875)
1794
Jacques Babinet, French physicist, mathematician, and astronomer (d. 1872)
1794
Robert Cooper Grier, American lawyer and jurist (d. 1870)
1785
Carlo Odescalchi, Italian cardinal (d. 1841)
1779
Benjamin Gompertz, English mathematician and statistician (d. 1865)
1774
Christoph Ernst Friedrich Weyse, Danish organist and composer (d. 1842)
1751
Jan Křtitel Kuchař, Czech organist, composer, and educator (d. 1829)
1750
Jean-Baptiste-Gaspard d'Ansse de Villoison, French scholar and academic (d. 1805)
1748
Jonas Carlsson Dryander, Swedish botanist and biologist (d. 1810)
1748
William Shield, English violinist and composer (d. 1829)
1739
Benjamin Ruggles Woodbridge, American colonel and physician (d. 1819)
1733
Vincenzo Galeotti, Italian-Danish dancer and choreographer (d. 1816)
1723
Princess Mary of Great Britain (d. 1773)
1713
Edward Cornwallis, English general and politician, Governor of Gibraltar (d. 1776)
1713
Frederick Cornwallis, English archbishop (d. 1783)
1703
Vasily Trediakovsky, Russian poet and playwright (d. 1768)
1696
Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, Italian painter (d. 1770)
1693
Johann Jakob Wettstein, Swiss theologian and scholar (d. 1754)
1658
Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac, French explorer and politician, 3rd Colonial Governor of Louisiana (d. 1730)
1637
Jan van der Heyden, Dutch painter and engineer (d. 1712)
1585
John George I, Elector of Saxony (d. 1656)
1585
Frederick I, Landgrave of Hesse-Homburg (d. 1638)
1575
William Oughtred, English minister and mathematician (d. 1660)
1563
John Coke, English civil servant and politician (d. 1644)
1539
Christoph Pezel, German theologian (d. 1604)
1527
Ulrich, Duke of Mecklenburg (d. 1603)
1523
Rodrigo de Castro Osorio, Spanish cardinal (d. 1600)
1512
Gerardus Mercator, Flemish mathematician, cartographer, and philosopher (d. 1594)
1451
William Herbert, 2nd Earl of Pembroke, English Earl (d. 1491)
1340
Cansignorio della Scala, Lord of Verona (d. 1375)
1326
Louis I of Hungary (d. 1382)
1324
David II of Scotland (d. 1371)
1224
Saint Kinga of Poland (d. 1292)
1133
Henry II of England (d. 1189)

Deaths On This Day

2017
Kurt Moll, German opera singer (b. 1938)
2016
Hassan Al-Turabi, Sudanese activist and politician (b. 1932)
2016
Ray Tomlinson, American computer programmer and engineer (b. 1941)
2016
Al Wistert, American football player and coach (b. 1920)
2015
Vlada Divljan, Serbian singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1958)
2015
Edward Egan, American cardinal (b. 1932)
2014
Geoff Edwards, American actor and game show host (b. 1931)
2014
Ailsa McKay, Scottish economist and academic (b. 1963)
2014
Leopoldo María Panero, Spanish poet and translator (b. 1948)
2013
Paul Bearer, American wrestler and manager (b. 1954)
2013
Hugo Chávez, Venezuelan colonel and politician, President of Venezuela (b. 1954)
2013
Duane Gish, American biochemist and academic (b. 1921)
2012
Paul Haines, New Zealand-Australian author (b. 1970)
2012
Philip Madoc, Welsh-English actor (b. 1934)
2012
Robert B. Sherman, American songwriter and screenwriter (b. 1925)
2012
William O. Wooldridge, American sergeant (b. 1922)
2011
Manolis Rasoulis, Greek singer-songwriter (b. 1945)
2010
Charles B. Pierce, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1938)
2010
Richard Stapley, British actor and writer (b. 1923)
2008
Joseph Weizenbaum, German computer scientist and author (b. 1923)
2005
David Sheppard, English cricketer and bishop (b. 1929)
2000
Lolo Ferrari, French dancer, actress and singer (b. 1963)
1999
Richard Kiley, American actor and singer (b. 1922)
1997
Samm Sinclair Baker, American writer (b. 1909)
1997
Jean Dréville, French director and screenwriter (b. 1906)
1996
Whit Bissell, American character actor (b. 1909)
1995
Vivian Stanshall, English singer-songwriter and musician (b. 1943)
1990
Gary Merrill, American actor and director (b. 1915)
1988
Alberto Olmedo, Argentine comedian and actor (b. 1933)
1984
Pierre Cochereau, French organist and composer (b. 1924)
1984
Tito Gobbi, Italian operatic baritone (b. 1913)
1984
William Powell, American actor (b. 1892)
1982
John Belushi, American actor (b. 1949)
1981
Yip Harburg, American songwriter and composer (b. 1896)
1980
Jay Silverheels, Canadian-American actor (b. 1912)
1977
Tom Pryce, Welsh race car driver (b. 1949)
1976
Otto Tief, Estonian lawyer and politician, Prime Minister of Estonia (b. 1889)
1974
John Samuel Bourque, Canadian colonel and politician (b. 1894)
1974
Billy De Wolfe, American actor (b. 1907)
1974
Sol Hurok, Ukrainian-American businessman (b. 1888)
1973
Robert C. O'Brien, American journalist and author (b. 1918)
1971
Allan Nevins, American journalist and author (b. 1890)
1967
Mischa Auer, Russian-American actor (b. 1905)
1967
Mohammad Mosaddegh, Iranian political scientist and politician, 60th Prime Minister of Iran (b. 1882)
1967
Georges Vanier, Canadian general and politician, 19th Governor General of Canada (b. 1888)
1966
Anna Akhmatova, Ukrainian-Russian poet, author, and translator (b. 1889)
1965
Chen Cheng, Chinese general and politician, 27th Premier of the Republic of China (b. 1897)
1965
Pepper Martin, American baseball player and manager (b. 1904)
1963
Patsy Cline, American singer-songwriter (b. 1932)
1963
Cowboy Copas, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1913)
1963
Hawkshaw Hawkins, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1921)
1955
Antanas Merkys, Lithuanian lawyer and politician, 14th Prime Minister of Lithuania (b. 1888)
1953
Herman J. Mankiewicz, American screenwriter and producer (b. 1897)
1953
Sergei Prokofiev, Russian pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1891)
1953
Joseph Stalin, Soviet dictator and politician of Georgian descent, 2nd leader of the Soviet Union (b. 1878)
1950
Edgar Lee Masters, American poet, author, and playwright (b. 1868)
1950
Roman Shukhevych, Ukrainian general and politician (b. 1907)
1947
Alfredo Casella, Italian pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1883)
1945
Lena Baker, African American maid and murderer (b. 1900)
1944
Max Jacob, French poet and author (b. 1876)
1940
Cai Yuanpei, Chinese philosopher and academic (b. 1868)
1935
Roque Ruaño, Spanish priest and engineer (b. 1877)
1934
Reşit Galip, Turkish academic and politician, 6th Turkish Minister of National Education (b. 1893)
1929
David Dunbar Buick, Scottish-American businessman, founded Buick (b. 1854)
1927
Franz Mertens, Polish-Austrian mathematician and academic (b. 1840)
1925
Johan Jensen, Danish mathematician and engineer (b. 1859)
1907
Friedrich Blass, German philologist, scholar, and academic (b. 1843)
1895
Nikolai Leskov, Russian author, playwright, and journalist (b. 1831)
1895
Sir Henry Rawlinson, 1st Baronet, English general and scholar (b. 1810)
1893
Hippolyte Taine, French historian and critic (b. 1828)
1876
Marie d'Agoult, German-French historian and author (b. 1805)
1849
David Scott, Scottish historical painter (b. 1806)
1829
John Adams, English sailor and mutineer (b. 1766)
1827
Pierre-Simon Laplace, French mathematician and astronomer (b. 1749)
1827
Alessandro Volta, Italian physicist and academic (b. 1745)
1815
Franz Mesmer, German physician and astrologist (b. 1734)
1778
Thomas Arne, English composer and educator (b. 1710)
1770
Crispus Attucks, American slave (b. 1723)
1726
Evelyn Pierrepont, 1st Duke of Kingston-upon-Hull, English politician, Lord President of the Council (b. 1655)
1695
Henry Wharton, English writer and librarian (b. 1664)
1622
Ranuccio I Farnese, Duke of Parma (b. 1569)
1611
Shimazu Yoshihisa, Japanese daimyō (b. 1533)
1539
Nuno da Cunha, Portuguese admiral and politician, Governor of Portuguese India (b. 1487)
1534
Antonio da Correggio, Italian painter and educator (b. 1489)
1417
Manuel III Megas Komnenos, Emperor of Trebizond (b. 1364)
1410
Matthew of Kraków, Polish reformer (b. 1335)
1239
Hermann Balk, German knight
824
Suppo I, Frankish nobleman
254
Pope Lucius I (b. 200)

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