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On This Day in History:  May 1

May 1 is the 121st day of the year (122nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 244 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2019
NJ man wins his second major lottery jackpot. A New Jersey man collected a $3 million lottery jackpot just two years after he won more than $730,000 from another game.
2018
Michigan man wins $100K playing lottery online. Patrick Rudolph was sitting at home playing online lottery games when he nearly missed that he'd won a huge prize.
2018
N.J. man charged in $10K lottery scam on 84-year-old woman. A New Jersey man tricked an 84-year-old woman into handing over more than $10,000 after telling her she won a lottery, but needed to pay the taxes on the winnings in advance, authorities said.
2017
Mega Millions lottery ticket worth $61 million sold in California. The winning ticket for Friday night's Mega Millions drawing was sold in Laguna Hills, California.
2016
$348 MILLION: April misses bring May riches. This week Powerball will be the hot ticket, featuring a jackpot that will tempt a lot of people to take a chance at unimaginable wealth.
2014
Florida couple, nearly penniless, claim half of $414M lottery jackpot. She had less than $5 cash with her when she filed for bankruptcy two years ago, but Tuesday, a Merritt Island, Florida, woman held a giant novelty check for more than $200 million in lottery winnings.
2013
One brother convicted, one acquitted in $5M lottery trial. In a closely-watched trial in Syracuse, New York, a judge convicted one brother accused of stealing a winning $5 million lottery ticket from a convenience store customer but threw out conspiracy charges against his brother.
2012
Arkansas woman loses bid for $1M lottery ticket picked from trash. An Arkansas woman who cashed a $1 million lottery ticket may have to give up the winnings to a woman who threw away the ticket after she bought it, according to a judge's ruling Tuesday.
2012
Woman arrested for trying to fake jackpot winning lottery ticket. An Elgin, Illinois, woman tried to cash in on the record $656 million Mega Millions lottery jackpot with a ticket she bought online eight minutes after the winning numbers were drawn, officials said today.
2010
Powerball lottery 10x promotion starts today. Starting today, May 1, lottery players across the United States purchasing Powerball tickets with the Power Play option will have a chance to increase their winnings by ten times.
2009
N.C. lottery store owners, employees winning big and often. Some of the same people who sell North Carolina Education Lottery tickets are winning big and winning often -- and that makes some people suspicious.
2006
Powerball lottery jackpot increased to $61 million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Saturday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $61 million, with a cash option of $27 million.
2006
Mega Million lottery jackpot grows to $41 million. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery game grew to $41 million Saturday.
2006
Florida Lottery had big winners this weekend. All three big Florida Lottery jackpot games had big winners this weekend, including two players who will share a $12 million jackpot.
2006
Oklahoma Lottery adds new claims centers. Winners of up to five-thousand dollars in the Oklahoma Lottery will be able to cash in their tickets at some Homeland grocery stores beginning today.
2006
Thief can't resist lure of lottery tickets. A jackpot-seeking thief swooped into a south Raleigh convenience store early Saturday morning, grabbed a plastic dispenser filled with $1,100 worth of lottery tickets and then ran away, according to police.
2006
Expect N.C. lottery changes to affirm education spending. In its upcoming session, North Carolina lawmakers will debate changes to laws to decide how lottery funds are spent.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$361.5 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 4, 2016
2.$266 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 4, 2010
3.$252 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 3, 2019
4.$225 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 1, 2009
5.$200 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 1, 2020
6.$195 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 2, 2018
7.$181 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 1, 2019
8.$179 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 3, 2008
9.$165 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 1, 2013
10.€145.23 Million
US$162.45 Million
Draw Date
May 2, 2019
11.$155 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 2, 2000
12.$145 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 1, 2004
13.€98 Million
US$130.03 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
May 1, 2009
14.$130 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 3, 2017
15.$128 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 3, 2016
16.$126 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 3, 2013
16.$126 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 1, 2018
18.€88 Million
US$121.99 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
May 2, 2014
19.$102 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 1, 2012
20.$100 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 2, 2008
21.€90 Million
US$99.23 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
May 1, 2020
22.€77 Million
US$98 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
May 7, 2010
23.$96 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 1, 2015
24.€77.23 Million
US$89.05 Million
Draw Date
May 3, 2016
25.€79.26 Million
US$88.63 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
May 3, 2019

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1983
Sunday, May 1, 1983
37 years old
1978
Monday, May 1, 1978
42 years old
1978
Monday, May 1, 1978
42 years old
1973
Tuesday, May 1, 1973
47 years old
1960
Sunday, May 1, 1960
60 years old
1958
Thursday, May 1, 1958
62 years old
1958
Thursday, May 1, 1958
62 years old
1954
Saturday, May 1, 1954
66 years old
1947
Thursday, May 1, 1947
73 years old
1946
Wednesday, May 1, 1946
74 years old
(year not provided)
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(year not provided)

Worldwide Events On This Day

2011
War on Terror: Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden is shot and killed by U.S. Navy seals.
2011
Pope John Paul II is beatified by his successor, Pope Benedict XVI.
2009
Same-sex marriage is legalized in Sweden.
2004
Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, and Slovenia join the European Union, celebrated at the residence of the Irish President in Dublin.
2003
Invasion of Iraq: In what becomes known as the "Mission Accomplished" speech, on board the USS Abraham Lincoln (off the coast of California), U.S. President George W. Bush declares that "major combat operations in Iraq have ended".
2002
OpenOffice.org released version 1.0, the first stable version of the software.
2001
Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo declares the existence of "a state of rebellion", hours after thousands of supporters of her arrested predecessor, Joseph Estrada, storm towards the presidential palace at the height of the EDSA III rebellion.
1999
The body of British climber George Mallory is found on Mount Everest, 75 years after his disappearance in 1924.
1999
SpongeBob SquarePants premieres on Nickelodeon after the 1999 Kids' Choice Awards.
1995
Croatian War of Independence: Croatian forces launch Operation Flash.
1994
Three-time Formula One world champion Ayrton Sennais killed in an accident whilst leading the San Marino Grand Prix at Imola.
1993
Dingiri Banda Wijetunga became president of Sri Lanka automatically after killing of R Premadasa in LTTE bomb explosion
1990
The former Philippine Episcopal Church (supervised by the Episcopal Church of the United States of America) is granted full autonomy and raised to the status of an Autocephalous Anglican Province and renamed the Episcopal Church in the Philippines.
1989
Disney-MGM Studios opens at Walt Disney World near Orlando, Florida, United States.
1987
Pope John Paul II beatifies Edith Stein, a Jewish-born Carmelite nun who was gassed in the Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz.
1983
The Sydney Entertainment Centre is opened.
1982
Operation Black Buck: The Royal Air Force attacks the Argentine Air Force during Falklands War.
1978
Japan's Naomi Uemura, travelling by dog sled, becomes the first person to reach the North Pole alone.
1977
Thirty-six people are killed in Taksim Square, Istanbul, during the Labour Day celebrations.
1974
The Argentine terrorist organization Montoneros is expelled from Plaza de Mayo by president Juan Perón.
1971
Amtrak (the National Railroad Passenger Corporation) takes over operation of U.S. passenger rail service.
1970
Vietnam War: Protests erupt following the announcement by Richard Nixon that the U.S. and South Vietnamese forces would attack Vietnamese communists in a Cambodian Campaign.
1967
Elvis Presley and Priscilla Beaulieu are married in Las Vegas.
1965
Cross-Strait relations: Battle of Dong-Yin, a naval conflict between ROC and PRC, takes place.
1961
The Prime Minister of Cuba, Fidel Castro, proclaims Cuba a socialist nation and abolishes elections.
1960
Formation of the western Indian states of Gujarat and Maharashtra; also known as "Maharashtra Day".
1960
Cold War: U-2 incident: Francis Gary Powers, in a Lockheed U-2spyplane, is shot down over the Sverdlovsk Oblast, Soviet Union, sparking a diplomatic crisis.
1957
Thirty-four people are killed when a Vickers Viking airliner crashes in Hampshire, England.
1956
The polio vaccine developed by Jonas Salk is made available to the public.
1956
A doctor in Japan reports an "epidemic of an unknown disease of the central nervous system", marking the official discovery of Minamata disease.
1950
Guam is organized as a United States commonwealth.
1947
Portella della Ginestra massacre against May Day celebrations in Sicily by the bandit and separatist leader Salvatore Giuliano where 11 persons are killed and 33 wounded.
1946
Start of three-year Pilbara strike of Indigenous Australians.
1946
The Paris Peace Conference concludes that the islands of the Dodecanese should be returned to Greece by Italy.
1945
World War II: A German newsreader officially announces that Adolf Hitler has "fallen at his command post in the Reich Chancellery fighting to the last breath against Bolshevism and for Germany". The Soviet flag is raised over the Reich Chancellery, by order of Stalin.
1945
World War II: Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels and his wife Magda commit suicide in the Reich Garden outside the Führerbunker. Their children are also killed by having cyanide pills inserted into their mouths by their mother, Magda.
1945
World War II: Forces of the Soviet Red Army liberate Allied prisoners of war imprisoned at Stalag Luft I near Barth, Germany.
1945
World War II: Up to 2,500 people die in a mass suicide in Demmin following the advance of the Red Army.
1945
World War II: Yugoslav Partisans liberate Trieste.
1944
World War II: Two hundred Communist prisoners are shot by the Germans at Kaisariani, Athens in reprisal for the killing of General Franz Krech by partisans at Molaoi.
1941
World War II: German forces launch a major attack during the siege of Tobruk.
1931
The Empire State Building is dedicated in New York City.
1930
The dwarf planet Pluto is officially named.
1929
The 7.2 MwKopet Dag earthquake shakes the Iran-Turkmenistan border region with a maximum Mercalli intensity of IX (Violent), killing up to 3,800 and injuring 1,121.
1927
The Union Labor Life Insurance Company is founded by the American Federation of Labor.
1925
The All-China Federation of Trade Unions is officially founded. Today it is the largest trade union in the world, with 134 million members.
1919
German troops enter Munich to squash the Bavarian Soviet Republic.
1915
The RMS Lusitania departs from New York City on her 202nd, and final, crossing of the North Atlantic. Six days later, the ship is torpedoed off the coast of Ireland with the loss of 1,198 lives.
1900
The Scofield Mine disaster kills over 200 men in Scofield, Utah in what is to date the fifth-worst mining accident in United States history.
1898
Spanish-American War: Battle of Manila Bay: The United States Navy destroys the Spanish Pacific fleet in the first major battle of the war.
1894
Coxey's Army, the first significant American protest march, arrives in Washington, D.C.
1893
The World's Columbian Exposition opens in Chicago.
1886
Rallies are held throughout the United States demanding the eight-hour work day, culminating in the Haymarket affair in Chicago, in commemoration of which May 1 is celebrated as International Workers' Day in many countries.
1885
The original Chicago Board of Trade Building opens for business.
1884
Proclamation of the demand for eight-hour workday in the United States.
1884
Moses Fleetwood Walker becomes the first black person to play in a professional baseball game in the United States.
1875
Alexandra Palace reopens after being burned down in a fire in 1873.
1869
The Folies Bergère opens in Paris.
1866
The Memphis Race Riots begin. In three days time, 46 blacks and two whites were killed. Reports of the atrocities influenced passage of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution.
1865
The Empire of Brazil, Argentina, and Uruguay sign the Treaty of the Triple Alliance.
1863
American Civil War: The Battle of Chancellorsville begins.
1862
American Civil War: The Union Army completes its capture of New Orleans.
1856
The Province of Isabela was created in the Philippines in honor of Queen Isabela II.
1851
Queen Victoria opens The Great Exhibition at The Crystal Palace in London.
1846
The few remaining Mormons left in Nauvoo, Illinois, formally dedicate the Nauvoo Temple.
1844
Hong Kong Police Force, the world's second modern police force and Asia's first, is established.
1840
The Penny Black, the first official adhesive postage stamp, is issued in the United Kingdom.
1820
Execution of the Cato Street Conspirators
1794
War of the Pyrenees: The Battle of Boulou ends, in which French forces defeat the Spanish and regain nearly all the land they lost to Spain in 1793.
1786
In Vienna, Austria, Mozart's opera The Marriage of Figaro is performed for the first time.
1778
American Revolution: The Battle of Crooked Billet begins in Hatboro, Pennsylvania.
1776
Establishment of the Illuminati in Ingolstadt (Upper Bavaria), by Jesuit-taught Adam Weishaupt.
1759
Josiah Wedgwood founds the Wedgwood pottery company in Great Britain.
1753
Publication of Species Plantarum by Linnaeus, and the formal start date of plant taxonomy adopted by the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature.
1707
The Act of Union joining the Kingdom of England and Kingdom of Scotland to form the Kingdom of Great Britain takes effect.
1576
Stephen Báthory, the reigning Prince of Transylvania, marries Anna Jagiellon and they become co-rulers of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth.
1455
Battle of Arkinholm, Royal forces end the Black Douglas hegemony in Scotland.
1328
Wars of Scottish Independence end: By the Treaty of Edinburgh-Northampton the Kingdom of England recognises the Kingdom of Scotland as an independent state.
1169
Norman mercenaries land at Bannow Bay in Leinster, marking the beginning of the Norman invasion of Ireland.
880
The Nea Ekklesia is inaugurated in Constantinople, setting the model for all later cross-in-square Orthodox churches.
524
King Sigismund of Burgundy is executed at Orléans after an 8-year reign and is succeeded by his brother Godomar.
305
Diocletian and Maximian retire from the office of Roman emperor.
475 BC
Roman consulPublius Valerius Poplicola celebrates a Roman triumph for his victory over Veii and the Sabines.

Births On This Day

1996
Christopher J. Alexis Jr., Grenadian road cyclist
1996
Daniel Saifiti, Australian-Fijian rugby league player
1996
Jacob Saifiti, Australian-Fijian rugby league player
1996
Michael Seaton, Jamaican footballer
1995
Collin Seedorf, Dutch footballer
1994
Wallace, Brazilian footballer
1993
Jean-Christophe Bahebeck, French footballer
1992
Trevor Philp, Canadian alpine skier
1992
Bradley Roby, American football player
1991
Marcus Stroman, American baseball player
1991
Daniel Talbot, British sprinter
1990
Uriel Álvarez, Mexican footballer
1990
Diego Contento, German footballer
1990
Scooter Gennett, American baseball player
1989
Alejandro Arribas, Spanish footballer
1989
Poļina Jeļizarova, Latvian runner
1988
Maria Balaba, Latvian figure skater
1988
Maxim Gustik, Belarusian freestyle skier
1988
Teodor Peterson, Swedish cross-country skier
1987
Leonardo Bonucci, Italian footballer
1987
Glen Coffee, American football player
1987
Iván DeJesús Jr., Puerto Rican baseball player
1987
Marcus Drum, Australian footballer
1987
Amir Johnson, American basketball player
1987
Ryan Mathews, American football player
1987
Saidi Ntibazonkiza, Burundian footballer
1987
Shahar Pe'er, Israeli tennis player
1986
Christian Benítez, Ecuadorian footballer (d. 2013)
1986
Adam Casey, Australian footballer
1986
Jesse Klaver, Dutch politician
1986
Lee Chang-min, South Korean singer (2AM)
1986
Brent Stanton, Australian footballer
1985
Shahriar Nafees, Bangladeshi cricketer
1984
David Backes, American ice hockey player
1984
Mišo Brečko, Slovenian footballer
1984
Patrick Eaves, American ice hockey player
1984
Alexander Farnerud, Swedish footballer
1984
Farah Fath, American actress
1984
Keiichiro Koyama, Japanese singer and actor
1984
Víctor Montaño, Colombian footballer
1984
Mark Seaby, Australian footballer
1983
Alain Bernard, French swimmer
1983
Human Tornado, American wrestler
1982
Beto, Portuguese footballer
1982
Jamie Dornan, Northern Irish model and actor
1982
Mark Farren, Irish footballer (d. 2016)
1982
Katya Zamolodchikova, American drag queen
1982
Tommy Robredo, Spanish tennis player
1982
Darijo Srna, Croatian footballer
1981
Manny Acosta, Panamanian baseball player
1981
Derek Asamoah, Ghanaian footballer
1981
Alexander Hleb, Belarusian footballer
1981
Wes Welker, American football player
1980
Marvin Cabrera, Mexican footballer
1980
Rob Davison, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1980
Inês Henriques, Portuguese race walker
1980
Jan Heylen, Belgian race car driver
1980
Jay Reatard, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2010)
1980
Yuliya Tabakova, Russian athlete
1979
Mauro Bergamasco, Italian rugby player
1979
Roman Lyashenko, Russian ice hockey player (d. 2003)
1978
James Badge Dale, American actor
1977
Vera Lischka, Austrian swimmer and politician
1976
Patricia Stokkers, Dutch swimmer
1975
Austin Croshere, American basketball player and sportscaster
1975
Marc-Vivien Foé, Cameroonian footballer (d. 2003)
1975
Nina Hossain, English journalist
1975
Alexey Smertin, Russian footballer
1973
Mike Jesse, German footballer
1973
Curtis Martin, American football player
1973
Oliver Neuville, German footballer
1972
Ramzi bin al-Shibh, Yemeni terrorist
1972
Julie Benz, American actress
1971
Ethan Albright, American football player
1971
Stuart Appleby, Australian golfer
1971
Kim Grant, South African tennis player
1971
Artur Kohutek, Polish hurdler and soldier
1971
Ajith Kumar, Indian actor, F2 Racer
1970
Bernard Butler, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1969
Wes Anderson, American director, producer, and screenwriter
1969
Billy Owens, American basketball player
1968
Oliver Bierhoff, German footballer and manager
1968
D'arcy Wretzky, American bass player and singer (Smashing Pumpkins)
1967
Tim McGraw, American singer-songwriter and actor
1966
Olaf Thon, German footballer and manager
1964
Yvonne van Gennip, Dutch speed skater
1962
Maia Morgenstern, Romanian actress
1962
Ted Sundquist, American football player, coach, and manager
1961
Clint Malarchuk, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1961
Marilyn Milian, American judge
1961
Vasiliy Sidorenko, Russian hammer thrower
1960
Steve Cauthen, American jockey and sportscaster
1959
Yasmina Reza, French actress and playwright
1959
Lawrence Seeff, South African cricketer and basket weaver
1957
Rick Darling, Australian cricketer
1957
Uberto Pasolini, Italian banker, director, and producer
1956
Phil Foglio, American illustrator
1955
Alex Cunningham, Scottish politician
1955
Martin O'Donnell, American composer
1955
Ray Searage, American baseball player and coach
1954
Ray Parker, Jr., American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1954
Joel Rosenberg, Canadian-American author and activist (d. 2011)
1953
Glen Ballard, American songwriter and producer
1952
Richard Blundell, English economist and academic
1952
Kim Lewison, English lawyer and judge
1952
Peter Smith, Malaysian-born English academic and judge
1951
Gordon Greenidge, Barbadian cricketer and coach
1951
Geoff Lees, English race car driver
1951
Sally Mann, American photographer
1950
Dann Florek, American actor and director
1950
Danny McGrain, Scottish footballer and coach
1949
Jim Clench, Canadian bass player (d. 2010)
1949
Tim Hodgkinson, English saxophonist, clarinet player, and composer
1949
Paul Teutul, Sr., American motorcycle designer, co-founded Orange County Choppers
1948
Györgyi Balogh, Hungarian sprinter
1948
Patricia Hill Collins, American sociologist and scholar
1947
Jacob Bekenstein, Mexican-born Israeli-American theoretical physicist (d. 2015)
1947
Sergio Infante, Chilean-Swedish poet and author
1946
Joanna Lumley, English actress, voice-over artist, author, and activist
1946
John Woo, Hong Kong director, producer, and screenwriter
1945
Rita Coolidge, American singer-songwriter
1945
Carson Whitsett, American keyboard player, songwriter, and producer (d. 2007)
1943
Vassal Gadoengin, Nauruan politician (d. 2004)
1943
Joe Walsh, Irish politician, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine (d. 2014)
1939
Judy Collins, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1939
Wilhelmina Cooper, Dutch model (d. 1980)
1939
Victor Davies, Canadian pianist, composer, and conductor
1937
Una Stubbs, English actress and dancer
1936
Danièle Huillet, French filmmaker (d. 2006)
1936
Hans E. Wallman, Swedish director, producer, and composer (d. 2014)
1934
Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas, Mexican politician
1934
Tang Chang, Thai artist (d. 1990)
1934
Shirley Horn, American singer and pianist (d. 2005)
1934
Phillip King, Tunisian-English sculptor
1934
John Meillon, Australian actor (d. 1989)
1932
Sandy Woodward, English admiral (d. 2013)
1931
Naim Attallah, Palestinian author
1930
Ollie Matson, American sprinter and football player (d. 2011)
1930
Richard Riordan, American lieutenant and politician, 39th Mayor of Los Angeles and publisher
1930
Little Walter Jacobs, American blues harp player and singer (d. 1968)
1929
Ralf Dahrendorf, German-English sociologist and politician (d. 2009)
1929
Sonny Ramadhin, Trinidadian cricketer
1928
Sonny James, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2016)
1928
Delfim Netto, Brazilian economist
1927
Gary Bertini, Israeli conductor and composer (d. 2005)
1927
Laura Betti, Italian actress (d. 2004)
1927
Albert Zafy, Malagasy politician, 3rd President of Madagascar (d. 2017)
1927
Bernard Vukas, Yugoslav-Croatian footballer (d. 1983)
1926
Peter Lax, Hungarian-American mathematician and academic
1925
Chuck Bednarik, American lieutenant and football player (d. 2015)
1925
Scott Carpenter, American commander, pilot, and astronaut (d. 2013)
1925
Sardar Fazlul Karim, Bangladeshi philosopher, scholar, and academic (d. 2014)
1924
Evelyn Boyd Granville, American mathematician, computer scientist, and academic
1924
Karel Kachyňa, Czech director and screenwriter (d. 2004)
1924
Terry Southern, American novelist, essayist, and screenwriter (d. 1995)
1923
Joseph Heller, American novelist, short story writer, and playwright (d. 1999)
1923
Antônio Maria Mucciolo, Italian-Brazilian archbishop (d. 2012)
1923
Marcel Rayman, Polish soldier (d. 1944)
1922
Alastair Gillespie, Canadian scholar and politician (d. 2018)
1921
Vladimir Colin, Romanian journalist and author (d. 1991)
1919
Manna Dey, Indian singer and composer (d. 2013)
1919
Mohammed Karim Lamrani, Moroccan businessman and politician, 7th Prime Minister of Morocco (d. 2018)
1919
Dan O'Herlihy, Irish-American actor (d. 2005)
1918
Gersh Budker, Ukrainian-Russian physicist and academic (d. 1977)
1918
Jack Paar, American comedian, author and talk show host (d. 2004)
1917
John Beradino, American baseball player and actor (d. 1996)
1917
Ulric Cross, Trinidadian navigator, judge, and diplomat (d. 2013)
1917
Danielle Darrieux, French actress and singer (d. 2017)
1917
Ahron Soloveichik, Russian rabbi and scholar (d. 2001)
1916
Antoni Bazaniak, Polish sprint canoeist (d. 1979)
1916
Glenn Ford, Canadian-American actor and producer (d. 2006)
1915
Hanns Martin Schleyer, German businessman (d. 1977)
1914
Jaap van der Poll, Dutch javelin thrower (d. 2010)
1913
Louis Nye, American actor (d. 2005)
1913
Walter Susskind, Czech-English pianist, conductor, and educator (d. 1980)
1912
Otto Kretschmer, German admiral (d. 1998)
1911
Wilfred Watson, English-Canadian poet, playwright and educator (d. 1998)
1910
Behice Boran, Turkish sociologist and politician (d. 1987)
1910
Raya Dunayevskaya, Ukrainian-American philosopher and activist (d. 1987)
1910
Dirk Andries Flentrop, Dutch organ builder (d. 2003)
1910
J. Allen Hynek, American astronomer and ufologist (d. 1986)
1910
Nejdet Sançar, Turkish literature teacher (d. 1975)
1909
Endel Puusepp, Estonian-Soviet military pilot and politician (d. 1996)
1909
Yiannis Ritsos, Greek poet and playwright (d. 1990)
1908
Giovannino Guareschi, Italian journalist and author (d. 1968)
1908
Morris Kline, American mathematician and academic (d. 1992)
1907
Hayes Alvis, American bassist (d. 1972)
1907
Kate Smith, American singer and actress (d. 1986)
1906
Horst Schumann, German SS officer and physician (d. 1983)
1905
Henry Koster, German-American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1988)
1901
Sterling Allen Brown, American poet, academic, and critic (d. 1989)
1901
Heinz Eric Roemheld, American pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1985)
1901
Antal Szerb, Hungarian scholar and author (d. 1945)
1900
Ignazio Silone, Italian journalist and politician (d. 1978)
1900
Aleksander Wat, Polish poet and writer (d. 1967)
1898
Alfred Schmidt, Estonian weightlifter (d. 1972)
1896
Herbert Backe, German agronomist and politician (d. 1947)
1896
Mark W. Clark, American general (d. 1984)
1896
J. Lawton Collins, American general (d. 1987)
1895
Nikolai Yezhov, Soviet secret police official, head of the NKVD (d. 1940)
1891
Lillian Estelle Fisher, American historian of Spanish America (d. 1988)
1887
Alan Cunningham, Anglo-Irish general and diplomat, High Commissioners for Palestine and Transjordan (d. 1983)
1885
Clément Pansaers, Belgian poet (d. 1922)
1885
Ralph Stackpole, American sculptor and painter (d. 1973)
1884
Francis Curzon, 5th Earl Howe, English race car driver and politician (d. 1964)
1881
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, French priest, palaeontologist, and philosopher (d. 1955)
1875
Dave Hall, American runner (d. 1972)
1874
Romaine Brooks, American-French painter and illustrator (d. 1970)
1874
Paul Van Asbroeck, Belgian target shooter (d. 1959)
1872
Hugo Alfvén, Swedish composer, conductor, violinist, and painter (d. 1960)
1872
Sidónio Pais, Portuguese soldier and politician, 4th President of Portugal (d. 1918)
1871
Seakle Greijdanus, Dutch theologian and scholar (d. 1948)
1871
Emiliano Chamorro Vargas, President of Nicaragua (d. 1966)
1864
Anna Jarvis, American founder of Mother's Day (d. 1948)
1862
Marcel Prévost, French novelist and playwright (d. 1941)
1859
Jacqueline Comerre-Paton, French painter and sculptor (d. 1955)
1857
Theo van Gogh, Dutch art dealer (d. 1891)
1855
Cecilia Beaux, American painter and academic (d. 1942)
1853
Jacob Mikhailovich Gordin, Jewish Ukrainian-American journalist, actor, and playwright (d. 1909)
1852
Calamity Jane, American frontierswoman and professional scout (d. 1903)
1852
Santiago Ramón y Cajal, Spanish neuroscientist and pathologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1934)
1851
Laza Lazarević, Serbian psychiatrist and neurologist (d. 1891)
1850
Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn (d. 1942)
1848
Adelsteen Normann, Norwegian painter (d. 1919)
1847
Henry Demarest Lloyd, American journalist and politician (d. 1903)
1831
Emily Stowe, Canadian physician and activist (d. 1903)
1830
Guido Gezelle, Belgian priest and poet (d. 1899)
1829
José de Alencar, Brazilian author and playwright (d. 1877)
1829
Frederick Sandys, English painter and illustrator (d. 1904)
1827
Jules Breton, French painter (d. 1906)
1825
Johann Jakob Balmer, Swiss mathematician and physicist (d. 1898)
1825
George Inness, American painter and educator (d. 1894)
1824
Alexander William Williamson, English chemist and academic (d. 1904)
1821
Henry Ayers, English-Australian politician, 8th Premier of South Australia (d. 1897)
1803
James Clarence Mangan, Irish poet and author (d. 1849)
1783
Phoebe Hinsdale Brown, American hymnwriter (d. 1861)
1769
Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, Irish-English field marshal and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1852)
1764
Benjamin Henry Latrobe, English-American architect, designed the United States Capitol (d. 1820)
1751
Judith Sargent Murray, American poet and playwright (d. 1820)
1735
Jan Hendrik van Kinsbergen, Dutch admiral and philanthropist (d. 1819)
1730
Joshua Rowley, English admiral (d. 1790)
1672
Joseph Addison, English essayist, poet, playwright, and politician (d. 1719)
1602
William Lilly, English astrologer (d. 1681)
1594
John Haynes, English-American politician, 1st Governor of the Colony of Connecticut (d. 1653)
1591
Johann Adam Schall von Bell, German missionary and astronomer (d. 1666)
1585
Sophia Olelkovich Radziwill, Belarusian saint (d. 1612)
1582
Marco da Gagliano, Italian composer (d. 1643)
1579
Wolphert Gerretse, Dutch-American farmer, co-founded New Netherland (d. 1662)
1545
Franciscus Junius, French theologian (d. 1602)
1527
Johannes Stadius, German astronomer, astrologer, mathematician (d. 1579)
1488
Sidonie of Bavaria, eldest daughter of Duke Albrecht IV of Bavaria-Munich (d. 1505)
1326
Rinchinbal Khan, Mongolian emperor (d. 1332)
1285
Edmund FitzAlan, 9th Earl of Arundel, English politician (d. 1326)
1218
John I, Count of Hainaut (d. 1257)
1218
Rudolf I of Germany (d. 1291)

Deaths On This Day

2015
Geoff Duke, English-Manx motorcycle racer (b. 1923)
2015
Vafa Guluzade, Azerbaijani political scientist, academic, and diplomat (b. 1940)
2015
María Elena Velasco, Mexican actress, singer, director, and screenwriter (b. 1940)
2015
Grace Lee Whitney, American actress (b. 1930)
2014
Adamu Atta, Nigerian lawyer and politician, 5th Governor of Kwara State (b. 1927)
2014
Radhia Cousot, Tunisian-American computer scientist and academic (b. 1947)
2014
Assi Dayan, Israeli actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1945)
2014
Juan de Dios Castillo, Mexican footballer and coach (b. 1951)
2013
Chris Kelly, American rapper (b. 1978)
2013
Pierre Pleimelding, French footballer and manager (b. 1952)
2012
James Kinley, Canadian engineer and politician, 29th Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia (b. 1925)
2012
Mordechai Virshubski, German-Israeli lawyer and politician (b. 1930)
2011
Henry Cooper, English boxer (b. 1934)
2011
Ted Lowe, English sportscaster (b. 1920)
2010
Helen Wagner, American actress (b. 1918)
2008
Anthony Mamo, Maltese judge and politician, 1st President of Malta (b. 1909)
2008
Philipp von Boeselager, German soldier and economist (b. 1917)
2005
Kenneth Clark, American psychologist and academic (b. 1914)
2003
Miss Elizabeth, American wrestler and manager (b. 1960)
2003
Wim van Est, Dutch cyclist (b. 1923)
2002
Ebrahim Al-Arrayedh, Indian poet and author (b. 1908)
2000
Steve Reeves, American bodybuilder and actor (b. 1926)
1998
Eldridge Cleaver, American author and activist (b. 1935)
1997
Fernand Dumont, Canadian sociologist, philosopher, and poet (b. 1927)
1995
Antonio Salemme, Italian-American painter (b. 1892)
1994
Ayrton Senna, Brazilian race car driver (b. 1960)
1993
Pierre Bérégovoy, French metallurgist and politician, Prime Minister of France (b. 1925)
1993
Ranasinghe Premadasa, Sri Lankan politician, 3rd President of Sri Lanka (b. 1924)
1991
Richard Thorpe, American director and screenwriter (b. 1896)
1990
Sergio Franchi, Italian-American tenor and actor (b. 1926)
1989
Sally Kirkland, American journalist (b. 1912)
1989
V. M. Panchalingam, Sri Lankan civil servant (b. 1930)
1989
Patrice Tardif, Canadian farmer and politician (b. 1904)
1988
Ben Lexcen, Australian sailor and architect (b. 1936)
1986
Hylda Baker, English comedian, actress and music hall performer (b. 1905)
1986
Hugo Peretti, American songwriter and producer (b. 1916)
1985
Denise Robins, English journalist and author (b. 1897)
1984
Jüri Lossmann, Estonian-Swedish runner (b. 1891)
1982
William Primrose, Scottish viola player and educator (b. 1903)
1978
Aram Khachaturian, Georgian-Armenian composer and conductor (b. 1903)
1976
T. R. M. Howard, American surgeon and activist (b. 1908)
1976
Alexandros Panagoulis, Greek poet and politician (b. 1939)
1973
Asger Jorn, Danish painter and sculptor (b. 1914)
1970
Yi Un, Korean prince (b. 1897)
1968
Jack Adams, Canadian-American ice hockey player, coach, and manager (b. 1895)
1968
Harold Nicolson, English author and politician (b. 1886)
1965
Spike Jones, American singer and bandleader (b. 1911)
1963
Lope K. Santos, Filipino lawyer and politician (b. 1879)
1960
Charles Holden, English architect, designed the Bristol Central Library (b. 1875)
1956
LeRoy Samse, American pole vaulter (b. 1883)
1953
Everett Shinn, American painter and illustrator (b. 1876)
1945
Joseph Goebbels, German lawyer and politician, Chancellor of Germany (b. 1897)
1945
Magda Goebbels, German wife of Joseph Goebbels (b. 1901)
1943
Johan Oscar Smith, Norwegian religious leader, founded the Brunstad Christian Church (b. 1871)
1935
Henri Pélissier, French cyclist (b. 1889)
1920
Princess Margaret of Connaught (b. 1882)
1913
John Barclay Armstrong, American lieutenant (b. 1850)
1904
Antonín Dvořák, Czech composer and academic (b. 1841)
1899
Ludwig Büchner, German physiologist and physician (b. 1824)
1873
David Livingstone, Scottish-English missionary and explorer (b. 1813)
1856
John Wilbur, American minister and theologian (b. 1774)
1838
Antoine Louis Dugès, French obstetrician and naturalist (b. 1797)
1813
Jean-Baptiste Bessières, French general (b. 1768)
1772
Gottfried Achenwall, Polish-German historian, economist, and jurist (b. 1719)
1738
Charles Howard, 3rd Earl of Carlisle, English politician, First Lord of the Treasury (b. 1669)
1731
Johann Ludwig Bach, German violinist and composer (b. 1677)
1730
François de Troy, French painter and engraver (b. 1645)
1668
Frans Luycx, Flemish painter (b. 1604)
1572
Pope Pius V (b. 1504)
1555
Pope Marcellus II (b. 1501)
1539
Isabella of Portugal (b. 1503)
1308
Albert I of Germany (b. 1255)
1278
William II of Villehardouin
1277
Stefan Uroš I of Serbia (b. 1223)
1255
Walter de Gray, English prelate and statesman
1187
Roger de Moulins, Grand Master of the Knights Hospitaller
1171
Diarmait Mac Murchada, King of Leinster (b. 1110)
1118
Matilda of Scotland (b. 1080)
908
Wang Zongji, Chinese prince and pretender
558
Marcouf, missionary and saint
408
Arcadius, Byzantine emperor (b. 377)

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