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On This Day in History:  May 2

May 2 is the 122nd day of the year (123rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 243 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2019
Florida lawmakers want to slap addiction warning notices on every lottery ticket. Booze and beer don't carry similar cautions, but some Republican lawmakers want people playing the state lottery to be warned that the games may be addictive.
2018
Australia moves to ban 'fake' online lottery wagering. Controversial lottery-betting service Lottoland described Australian legislation that will in effect banish it from the country as "unnecessary and misguided", while newsagents and lottery sellers have welcomed the decision.
2017
CT Lottery ignored warnings that game was vulnerable to fraud, investigation finds. Connecticut Lottery officials knew in January of 2015 that there was a way for retailers to illegally access the numbers of the 5 Card Cash game on their computer screens and manipulate tickets — but waited 10 months to notify the Department of Consumer Protection that fraud was occurring.
2017
Illinois Lottery has problem paying online winners. It's the worst case scenario for any avid lottery player — you play and win, then have to fight for your money.
2013
NJ Lottery workers being sickened by moldy Sandy scratch-off tickets, employee claims. For six months, tens of thousands of moldy Superstorm Sandy scratch-off tickets have been sitting in a warehouse at the New Jersey Lottery's headquarters in Lawrenceville sickening several workers, according an employee who wished to remain anonymous for fear of retribution.
2013
$191 MILLION: Huge Powerball lottery jackpot teed up for Saturday drawing. There was no jackpot winner in the Wednesday night drawing of the multi-state Powerball lottery game, causing the grand prize to increase to an estimated $191 million for Saturday's drawing.
2012
Unclaimed Idaho Lottery prizes add up to millions. Every year in Idaho some people never claim their lottery prizes, and that unclaimed money really adds up.
2012
Cover-up alleged in Arkansas Lottery. An irate lottery player claimed in county court that Arkansas Lottery officials tried to keep him quiet about flawed lotto tickets.
2011
Multi-state lottery game comes to Arkansas. Starting Tuesday, May 3, tickets for the multi-state Decades of Dollars game go on sale throughout Arkansas at a price of $2 each.
2011
Colorado Lottery holds first of four bonus raffle drawings. The Colorado Lottery's first bonus drawing for its newest $20 raffle game, Bonus Millionaire Raffle, was held Sunday, awarding ten prizes of $2,000 each.
2011
Indiana scientist wins $74M Powerball lottery jackpot. The Hoosier Lottery said Friday that April 2011 will go down as a big month for Powerball players in Indiana who have won back-to-back jackpots totaling nearly $300 million.
2009
3 lottery players share $225M Mega Millions jackpot. Three players, in California, Ohio and Virginia, will share the $225 million jackpot from the latest Mega Millions multi-state lottery drawing, taking about $75 million apiece.
2007
Broken ball prompts 2nd Penn. Lottery drawing, 2 sets of winners. Lottery players in Pennsylvania got a second chance to win after officials discovered a ball used in the MATCH 6 lotto drawing had broken into pieces.
2005
UK Lottery jackpot winners jailed. Two UK lottery jackpot millionaires were jailed for different crimes when they appeared at the same court Thursday.
2005
Michigan Lottery to pioneer ads on lottery tickets. Michigan government officials are preparing to award a first-of-its-kind contract to sell advertising on lottery tickets, after denying a protest by an agency that includes a former state senator.
2005
$4 million lottery scratch ticket stolen from store. A 17-year old Wareham, Massachusetts teenager has been arrested in connection with the theft of a Massachusetts Lottery Hold'Em Poker scratch card that would have been worth $4 million.
2005
Ohio Lottery Director Aims to Dispel Myths. Ohio Lottery Director Rom Hayes drove two hours to a community meeting in order to dispel myths that the lottery was intended as a cure-all for the state's education system.
2005
Key figure in MN Lottery probe dead; suicide suspected. A key figure in an ongoing criminal investigation over past contract practices of the Minnesota State Lottery has been found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, and gambling enforcement agents will attempt to determine whether his death is connected to the probe.

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.$215 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 5, 2020
5.$199 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 4, 2019
6.$195 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 2, 2018
7.$191 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 4, 2013
8.$179 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 3, 2008
9.$170 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 5, 2004
10.€123 Million
US$165.84 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
May 8, 2009
11.€145.23 Million
US$162.45 Million
Draw Date
May 2, 2019
12.$155 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 2, 2000
13.$143 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 4, 2018
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
17.€88 Million
US$121.99 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
May 2, 2014
18.$118 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 4, 2012
19.$110 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 5, 2015
20.€90 Million
US$100.94 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
May 8, 2015
21.$100 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 2, 2008
22.€77 Million
US$98 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
May 7, 2010
23.$90 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 4, 2001
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

1990
Wednesday, May 2, 1990
30 years old
1987
Saturday, May 2, 1987
33 years old
1987
Saturday, May 2, 1987
33 years old
1981
Saturday, May 2, 1981
39 years old
1978
Tuesday, May 2, 1978
42 years old
1977
Monday, May 2, 1977
43 years old
1977
Monday, May 2, 1977
43 years old
1967
Tuesday, May 2, 1967
53 years old
1964
Saturday, May 2, 1964
56 years old
1956
Wednesday, May 2, 1956
64 years old
(year not provided)
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Worldwide Events On This Day

2018
Basque separatist terrorist band ETA announces its dissolution and ceasing of all activities.
2014
Two mudslides in Badakhshan, Afghanistan, leave up to 2,500 people missing.
2012
A pastel version of The Scream, by Norwegian painter Edvard Munch, sells for $120 million in a New York City auction, setting a new world record for a work of art at auction.
2011
Osama bin Laden, the suspected mastermind behind the September 11 attacks and the FBI's most wanted man, is killed by the United States special forces in Abbottabad, Pakistan.
2011
An E. coli outbreak strikes Europe, mostly in Germany, leaving more than 30 people dead and many others sick from the bacteria outbreak.
2011
The 41st Canadian federal election is held, in which the governing Conservative Party, led by incumbentPrime MinisterStephen Harper, increases their number of seats from a minority to a majority.
2008
Cyclone Nargis makes landfall in Burma killing over 138,000 people and leaving millions of people homeless.
2008
Chaitén Volcano begins erupting in Chile, forcing the evacuation of more than 4,500 people.
2004
The Yelwa massacre concludes. It began on 4 February 2004 when armed Muslims killed 78 Christians at Yelwa. In response, about 630 Muslims were killed by Christians on May 2nd.
2000
President Bill Clinton announces that accurate GPS access would no longer be restricted to the United States military.
1999
Panamanian general election, 1999: Mireya Moscoso becomes the first woman to be elected President of Panama.
1998
The European Central Bank is founded in Brussels in order to define and execute the European Union's monetary policy.
1995
During the Croatian War of Independence, the Army of the Republic of Serb Krajinafires cluster bombs at Zagreb, killing seven and wounding over 175 civilians.
1994
A bus crashes in Gdańsk, Poland killing 32 people.
1989
Cold War: Hungary begins dismantling its border fence with Austria, which allows a number of East Germans to defect.
1986
Chernobyl disaster: The City of Chernobyl is evacuated six days after the disaster.
1982
Falklands War: The British nuclear submarineHMS Conqueror sinks the Argentine cruiser ARA General Belgrano.
1972
In the early morning hours a fire breaks out at the Sunshine Mine located between Kellogg and Wallace, Idaho, killing 91 workers.
1969
The British ocean liner Queen Elizabeth 2 departs on her maiden voyage to New York City.
1964
Vietnam War: An explosion sinks the American aircraft carrier USS Card while it is docked at Saigon. Two Viet Cong combat swimmers had placed explosives on the ship's hull. She is raised and returned to service less than seven months later.
1964
First ascent of Shishapangma, the fourteenth highest mountain in the world and the lowest of the Eight-thousanders.
1963
Berthold Seliger launches a rocket with three stages and a maximum flight altitude of more than 100 kilometres near Cuxhaven. It is the only sounding rocket developed in Germany.
1955
Tennessee Williams wins the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.
1952
The world's first ever jet airliner, the De Havilland Comet 1 makes its maiden flight, from London to Johannesburg.
1945
World War II: The Soviet Union announces the fall of Berlin.
1945
World War II: The surrender of Caserta comes into effect, by which German troops in Italy cease fighting.
1945
World War II: The US 82nd Airborne Division liberates Wöbbelin concentration camp finding 1000 dead prisoners, most of whom starved to death.
1945
World War II: A death march from Dachau to the Austrian border is halted by the segregated, all-Nisei522nd Field Artillery Battalion of the U.S. Army in southern Bavaria, saving several hundred prisoners.
1941
Following the coup d'état against Iraq Crown Prince 'Abd al-Ilah earlier that year, the United Kingdom launches the Anglo-Iraqi War to restore him to power.
1933
Germany's independent labor unions are replaced by the German Labour Front.
1920
The first game of the Negro National League baseball is played in Indianapolis.
1918
General Motors acquires the Chevrolet Motor Company of Delaware.
1906
Closing ceremony of the Intercalated Games in Athens, Greece.
1889
Menelik II, Emperor of Ethiopia, signs the Treaty of Wuchale, giving Italy control over Eritrea.
1885
Cree and Assiniboine warriors win the Battle of Cut Knife, their largest victory over Canadian forces during the North-West Rebellion.
1879
The Spanish Socialist Workers' Party is founded in Madrid by Pablo Iglesias.
1876
The April Uprising breaks out in Ottoman Bulgaria.
1866
Peruvian defenders fight off the Spanish fleet at the Battle of Callao.
1863
American Civil War: Stonewall Jackson is wounded by friendly fire while returning to camp after reconnoitering during the Battle of Chancellorsville. He succumbs to pneumonia eight days later.
1829
After anchoring nearby, Captain Charles Fremantle of HMS Challenger, declares the Swan River Colony in Australia.
1816
Marriage of Léopold of Saxe-Coburg and Princess Charlotte of Wales.
1812
The Siege of Cuautla during the Mexican War of Independence ends with both sides claiming victory after Mexican rebels under José María Morelos y Pavón abandon the city after 72 days under siege by royalist Spanish troops under Félix María Calleja.
1808
Outbreak of the Peninsular War: The people of Madridrise up in rebellion against French occupation. Francisco de Goya later memorializes this event in his painting The Second of May 1808.
1672
John Maitland becomes Duke of Lauderdale and Earl of March.
1670
King Charles II of England grants a permanent charter to the Hudson's Bay Company to open up the fur trade in North America.
1611
The King James Version of the Bible is published for the first time in London, England, by printer Robert Barker.
1568
Mary, Queen of Scots, escapes from Loch Leven Castle.
1559
John Knox returns from exile to Scotland to become the leader of the nascent Scottish Reformation.
1536
Anne Boleyn, Queen of England, is arrested and imprisoned on charges of adultery, incest, treason and witchcraft.
1335
Otto the Merry, Duke of Austria, becomes Duke of Carinthia.
1230
William de Braose is hanged by Prince Llywelyn the Great.
1194
King Richard I of England gives Portsmouth its first Royal Charter.

Births On This Day

2015
Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, British royal, and fourth in line to the British throne
1997
BamBam, Thai singer and rapper (Got7)
1996
Cherprang Areekul, Member of idol group (BNK48)
1996
Julian Brandt, German footballer
1993
Owain Doull, Welsh track cyclist
1993
Isyana Sarasvati, Indonesian singer
1993
Huang Zitao, Chinese singer & rapper, former member of boy band EXO
1992
Sunmi, South Korean singer (Wonder Girls)
1992
María Teresa Torró Flor, Spanish tennis player
1991
Jeong Jinwoon, South Korean actor and singer (2AM)
1990
Paul George, American basketball player
1989
Jeanette Pohlen, American basketball player
1988
Neftalí Feliz, Dominican baseball player
1988
Stephen Henderson, Irish footballer
1987
Saara Aalto, Finnish singer and actress
1987
Nana Kitade, Japanese singer-songwriter and actress
1987
Pat McAfee, American football player
1987
Kris Russell, Canadian ice hockey player
1987
Justin Young, English singer and songwriter
1985
Lily Allen, English singer-songwriter and actress
1985
Kyle Busch, American race car driver
1985
Ashley Harkleroad, American tennis player
1985
Sarah Hughes, American figure skater
1985
David Nugent, English footballer
1984
Saulius Mikoliūnas, Lithuanian footballer
1984
Thabo Sefolosha, Swiss basketball player
1983
Alessandro Diamanti, Italian footballer
1983
Maynor Figueroa, Honduran footballer
1983
Tina Maze, Slovenian skier
1983
Daniel Sordo, Spanish race car driver
1983
Ove Vanebo, Norwegian politician
1982
Timothy Benjamin, Welsh sprinter
1982
Johan Botha, South African cricketer
1981
Robert Buckley, American actor
1981
Chris Kirkland, English footballer
1981
Tiago Mendes, Portuguese footballer
1981
Matt Murray, English footballer
1981
Rina Satō, Japanese voice actress and singer
1980
Tim Borowski, German footballer
1980
Pierre-Luc Gagnon, Canadian skateboarder
1980
Ellie Kemper, American actress, comedian and writer
1980
Zat Knight, English footballer
1980
Artūras Masiulis, Lithuanian basketball player
1980
Troy Murphy, American basketball player
1980
Lassaâd Ouertani, Tunisian footballer (d. 2013)
1980
Brad Richards, Canadian ice hockey player
1980
Vincent Tong, Canadian actor, singer, voice actor and director
1979
Jason Chimera, Canadian ice hockey player
1979
Ioannis Kanotidis, Greek footballer
1979
Defne Joy Foster, Turkish-American actress, presenter and VJ (d. 2011)
1978
Melvin Ely, American basketball player
1978
Mike Weaver, Canadian ice hockey player
1977
Brian Cardinal, American basketball player
1977
Jan Fitschen, German runner
1977
Luke Hudson, American baseball player
1977
Fredrik Malm, Swedish journalist and politician
1977
Jenna von Oÿ, American actress and singer
1977
Kalle Palander, Finnish skier
1976
Jeff Gutt, American singer-songwriter
1975
David Beckham, English footballer, coach, and model
1975
Joe Wilkinson, English comedian, actor and writer
1974
Horacio Carbonari, Argentinian footballer and manager
1974
Andy Johnson, English-Welsh footballer
1974
Janek Meet, Estonian footballer
1973
Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, German director and screenwriter
1972
Paul Adcock, English footballer
1972
Ahti Heinla, Estonian programmer and businessman, co-developed Skype
1972
Dwayne Johnson, American-Canadian wrestler, actor, and producer
1971
Musashimaru Kōyō, Samoan-American sumo wrestler, the 67th Yokozuna
1971
Fatima Yusuf, Nigerian sprinter
1970
Marco Walker, Swiss footballer and coach
1969
Brian Lara, Trinidadian cricketer
1968
Jeff Agoos, Swiss-American soccer player, manager, and sportscaster
1968
Julia Hartley-Brewer, English broadcaster and columnist
1968
Ziana Zain, Malaysian singer-songwriter and actress
1967
Bengt Åkerblom, Swedish ice hockey player (d. 1995)
1967
Mika Brzezinski, American journalist and author
1967
David Rocastle, English footballer (d. 2001)
1966
Uwe Freiler, German footballer
1966
Margus Kolga, Estonian diplomat
1966
Belinda Stronach, Canadian businesswoman, philanthropist, and politician
1965
Félix José, Dominican-American baseball player
1962
Elizabeth Berridge, American actress
1962
Michael Grandage, English director and producer
1962
Jimmy White, English snooker player
1961
Steve James, English snooker player
1961
Sophie Thibault, Canadian journalist
1961
Phil Vickery, English chef and author
1960
Stephen Daldry, English director and producer
1959
Alan Best, Canadian animator, director, and producer
1959
Tony Wakeford, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
1958
Yasushi Akimoto, Japanese songwriter and producer
1958
Stanislav Levý, Czech footballer and manager
1958
David O'Leary, English-Irish footballer and manager
1956
Régis Labeaume, Canadian businessman and politician, 41st Mayor of Quebec City
1955
Willie Miller, Scottish footballer
1955
Donatella Versace, Italian fashion designer
1954
Elliot Goldenthal, American composer and conductor
1954
Dawn Primarolo, English politician
1954
Stephen Venables, English mountaineer and author
1953
Valery Gergiev, Russian conductor and director
1952
Chris Anderson, Australian rugby league player and coach
1952
Christine Baranski, American actress and singer
1952
Isla St Clair, Scottish singer and actress
1951
John Glascock, English singer and bass player (d. 1979)
1950
Simon Gaskell, English chemist and academic
1950
Duncan Gay, Australian businessman and politician
1950
Lou Gramm, American singer-songwriter
1950
Richard Ground, English lawyer and judge (d. 2014)
1950
Fausto Silva, Brazilian television presenter
1949
Alan Titchmarsh, English gardener and author
1949
Alfons Schuhbeck, German celebrity chef, author and businessman
1948
Larry Gatlin, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
1947
James Dyson, English businessman, founded the Dyson Company
1947
Lynda Myles, English screenwriter and producer
1947
Philippe Herreweghe, Belgian conductor
1946
Peter L. Benson, American psychologist and academic (d. 2011)
1946
Lesley Gore, American singer-songwriter (d. 2015)
1946
David Suchet, English actor
1945
Randy Cain, American soul singer (d. 2009)
1945
Judge Dread, English singer-songwriter (d. 1998)
1945
Bianca Jagger, Nicaraguan-American model, actress, and activist
1945
Goldy McJohn, Canadian keyboard player
1944
Robert G. W. Anderson, English chemist, historian, and curator
1942
Jacques Rogge, Belgian businessman
1942
Wojciech Pszoniak, Polish film and theater actor
1941
Tony Adamowicz, American race car driver (d. 2016)
1941
Bruce Cameron, Scottish bishop
1941
Clay Carroll, American baseball player
1941
Eddy Louiss, French jazz musician (d. 2015)
1940
Jules Albert Wijdenbosch, Surinamese politician
1939
Sumio Iijima, Japanese physicist and engineer
1939
Ernesto Castano, Italian football player
1938
Moshoeshoe II of Lesotho (d. 1996)
1937
Klaus Enders, German motorcycle sidecar racer
1937
Lorenzo Music, American actor, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2001)
1937
Gisela Elsner, German writer (d. 1992)
1936
Norma Aleandro, Argentinian actress, director, and screenwriter
1936
Engelbert Humperdinck, English singer and pianist
1936
Michael Rabin, American violinist (d. 1972)
1935
Luis Suárez Miramontes, Spanish footballer and manager
1935
Faisal II of Iraq, the last King of Iraq (d.1958)
1934
Manfred Durniok, German film producer, director and screenwriter (d. 2003)
1933
Bunk Gardner, American musician
1933
Harry Woolf, Baron Woolf, English lawyer and judge, Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales
1932
Maury Allen, American journalist, actor, and author (d. 2010)
1931
Phil Bruns, American actor and stuntman (d. 2012)
1931
Martha Grimes, American author and poet
1930
Yoram Kaniuk, Israeli painter and critic (d. 2013)
1930
Marco Pannella, Italian journalist and politician (d. 2016)
1929
Édouard Balladur, Turkish-French economist and politician, 162nd Prime Minister of France
1929
James Dillion, American discus thrower (d. 2010)
1929
Link Wray, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2005)
1929
Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, Druk Gyalpo of Bhutan (d. 1972)
1928
Hans Trass, Estonian ecologist and botanist (d. 2017)
1928
Georges-Arthur Goldschmidt, French writer and translator of German origin
1928
Horst Stein, German conductor (d. 2008)
1927
Ray Barrett, Australian actor and singer (d. 2009)
1927
Amos Kenan, Israeli columnist, painter, sculptor, playwright and novelist (d. 2009)
1927
Michael Broadbent, British winecritic and writer
1926
Gérard D. Levesque, Canadian lawyer and politician, 5th Deputy Premier of Quebec (d. 1993)
1925
John Neville, English-Canadian actor (d. 2011)
1924
Jamal Abro, Pakistani lawyer and author (d. 2004)
1924
Theodore Bikel, Austrian-American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (d. 2015)
1924
Arthur Clues, Australian rugby league player (d. 1998)
1924
Hugh Cortazzi, English soldier, historian, and diplomat, British Ambassador to Japan
1923
Patrick Hillery, Irish physician and politician, 6th President of Ireland (d. 2008)
1923
Albert Nordengen, Norwegian banker and politician (d. 2004)
1922
Roscoe Lee Browne, American actor and director (d. 2007)
1922
A. M. Rosenthal, Canadian-born American journalist and author (d. 2006)
1922
Serge Reggiani, Italian-born French singer and actor (d. 2004)
1921
B. B. Lal, Indian archaeologist
1921
Satyajit Ray, Indian director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1992)
1920
Jean-Marie Auberson, Swiss violinist and conductor (d. 2004)
1920
Otto Buchsbaum, Austrian-Brazilian journalist and activist (d. 2000)
1920
Vasantrao Deshpande, Indian singer and sitar player (d. 1983)
1920
Guinn Smith, American pole vaulter, soldier, and pilot (d. 2004)
1920
Jacob Gilboa, Israeli composer (d. 2007)
1917
Albert Castelyns, Belgian water polo player and bobsledder
1917
Văn Tiến Dũng, Vietnamese general and politician, 6th Minister of Defence for Vietnam (d. 2002)
1915
Doris Fisher, American singer-songwriter (d. 2003)
1915
Peggy Mount, English actress (d. 2001)
1913
Pietro Frua, Italian coachbuilder and car designer (d. 1983)
1913
Aydın Sayılı, Turkish historian and academic (d. 1993)
1912
Axel Springer, German journalist and publisher, founded Axel Springer AG (d. 1985)
1912
Karl Adam, German rowing coaches (d. 1976)
1912
Marten Toonder, Dutch comic strip creator (d. 2005)
1912
Nigel Patrick, English actor and director (d. 1981)
1910
Alexander Bonnyman, Jr., American lieutenant, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1943)
1910
Edmund Bacon, American urban planner, architect, educator, and author (d. 2005)
1909
Teddy Stauffer, Swiss bandleader, musician, and actor (d. 1991)
1908
Frank Rowlett, American cryptologist (d. 1998)
1907
Pinky Lee, American comedian and television host (d. 1993)
1906
Philippe Halsman, Latvian-American photographer (d. 1979)
1905
Alan Rawsthorne, British composer (d. 1971)
1905
Charlotte Armstrong, American author (d. 1969)
1904
Bill Brandt, German-English photographer and journalist (d. 1983)
1903
Benjamin Spock, American rower, pediatrician, and author (d. 1998)
1902
Brian Aherne, English actor (d. 1986)
1902
Werner Finck, German Kabarett comedian, actor and author (d. 1978)
1901
Bob Wyatt, English cricketer (d. 1995)
1901
Edouard Zeckendorf, Belgian doctor, army officer and mathematician (d. 1983)
1901
Willi Bredel, German writer (d. 1964)
1898
Henry Hall, English bandleader, composer, and actor (d. 1989)
1897
John Frederick Coots, American songwriter (d. 1985)
1895
Lorenz Hart, American playwright and lyricist (d. 1943)
1894
Joseph Henry Woodger, English biologist, philosopher, and academic (d. 1981)
1892
Manfred von Richthofen, German captain and pilot (d. 1918)
1890
E. E. Smith, American engineer and author (d. 1965)
1889
Ki Hajar Dewantara, Indonesian philosopher, academic, and politician (d. 1959)
1887
Vernon Castle, English-American dancer (d. 1918)
1887
Eddie Collins, American baseball player and manager (d. 1951)
1886
Gottfried Benn, German author and poet (d. 1956)
1885
Hedda Hopper, American actress and gossip columnist (d. 1966)
1882
Isabel González, Puerto Rican activist who helped pave the way for Puerto Ricans' American citizenship (d. 1971)
1881
Alexander Kerensky, Russian lawyer and politician, 10th Prime Minister of Russia (d. 1970)
1880
Bill Horr, American football player, discus thrower, and coach (d. 1955)
1879
James F. Byrnes, American stenographer and politician, 49th United States Secretary of State (d. 1972)
1873
Jurgis Baltrušaitis, Lithuanian poet, critic, and translator (d. 1944)
1867
Giuseppe Morello, Italian-American mobster (d. 1930)
1865
Clyde Fitch, American playwright (d. 1909)
1860
John Scott Haldane, Scottish physiologist, physician, and academic (d. 1936)
1860
Theodor Herzl, Austro-Hungarian zionist philosopher, journalist and author (d. 1904)
1859
Jerome K. Jerome, English author and playwright (d. 1927)
1843
Elijah McCoy, Canadian-American engineer (d. 1929)
1830
Otto Staudinger, German entomologist and author (d. 1900)
1828
Désiré Charnay, French archaeologist and photographer (d. 1915)
1822
Jane Miller Thengberg, Scottish-Swedish governess and educator (d. 1902)
1815
William Buell Richards, Canadian lawyer and judge, 1st Chief Justice of Canada (d. 1889)
1813
Caroline Leigh Gascoigne, English novelist and poet (d. 1883)
1810
Hans Christian Lumbye, Danish composer and conductor (d. 1874)
1806
Catherine Labouré, French nun and saint (d. 1876)
1802
Heinrich Gustav Magnus, German chemist and physicist (d. 1870)
1797
Abraham Pineo Gesner, Canadian physician and geologist (d. 1864)
1773
Henrik Steffens, Norwegian philosopher and poet (d. 1845)
1772
Novalis, German author and poet (d. 1801)
1754
Vicente Martín y Soler, Spanish composer (d. 1806)
1752
Ludwig August Lebrun, German oboe player and composer (d. 1790)
1750
John André, English soldier and spy (d. 1780)
1740
Elias Boudinot, American lawyer and politician, 10th President of the Continental Congress (d. 1821)
1737
William Petty, 2nd Earl of Shelburne, Irish-English politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1805)
1729
Catherine the Great of Russia (d. 1796)
1707
Jean-Baptiste Barrière, French cellist and composer (d. 1747)
1702
Friedrich Christoph Oetinger, German theologian and theosopher (d. 1782)
1695
Giovanni Niccolò Servandoni, Italian-French painter and architect (d. 1766)
1660
Alessandro Scarlatti, Italian composer (d. 1725)
1601
Athanasius Kircher, German priest and scholar (d. 1680)
1579
Tokugawa Hidetada, Japanese shōgun (d. 1632)
1567
Sebald de Weert, Dutch captain, vice-admiral of the Dutch East India Company (d. 1603)
1551
William Camden, English historian and topographer (d. 1623)
1533
Philip II, Duke of Brunswick-Grubenhagen (d. 1596)
1476
Charles I, Duke of Münsterberg-Oels, Count of Kladsko, Governor of Bohemia and Silesia (d. 1536)
1458
Eleanor of Viseu (d. 1525)
1451
René II, Duke of Lorraine (d. 1508)
1402
Eleanor of Aragon, Queen of Portugal (d. 1445)
1360
Yongle Emperor of China (d. 1424)

Deaths On This Day

2016
Afeni Shakur, American music businesswoman, activist, and Black Panther (b. 1947)
2015
Stuart Archer, English colonel and architect (b. 1915)
2015
Michael Blake, American author and screenwriter (b. 1945)
2015
Guy Carawan, American singer and musicologist (b. 1927)
2015
Maya Plisetskaya, Russian-Lithuanian ballerina, choreographer, actress, and director (b. 1925)
2015
Ruth Rendell, English author (b. 1930)
2014
Tomás Balduino, Brazilian bishop (b. 1922)
2014
Žarko Petan, Slovenian director, playwright, and screenwriter (b. 1929)
2014
Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., American actor (b. 1918)
2013
Ernie Field, English boxer (b. 1943)
2013
Jeff Hanneman, American guitarist and songwriter (b. 1964)
2013
Joseph P. McFadden, American bishop (b. 1947)
2013
Dvora Omer, Israeli author and educator (b. 1932)
2013
Ivan Turina, Croatian footballer (b. 1980)
2013
Charles Banks Wilson, American painter and illustrator (b. 1918)
2012
Fernando Lopes, Portuguese director and screenwriter (b. 1935)
2012
Tufan Miñnullin, Russian playwright and politician (b. 1936)
2012
Endang Rahayu Sedyaningsih, Indonesian physician and politician, Indonesian Minister of Health (b. 1955)
2012
Akira Tonomura, Japanese physicist, author, and academic (b. 1942)
2011
Osama bin Laden, Saudi Arabian terrorist, founder of Al-Qaeda (b. 1957)
2010
Lynn Redgrave, English-American actress and singer (b. 1943)
2009
Marilyn French, American author and academic (b. 1929)
2009
Kiyoshiro Imawano, Japanese singer-songwriter, producer, and actor (b. 1951)
2009
Jack Kemp, American football player and politician, 9th United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (b. 1935)
2008
Beverlee McKinsey, American actress (b. 1940)
2008
Izold Pustõlnik, Ukrainian-Estonian astronomer and academic (b. 1938)
2007
Brad McGann, New Zealand director and screenwriter (b. 1964)
2006
Louis Rukeyser, American journalist and author (b. 1933)
2005
Wee Kim Wee, Singaporean journalist and politician, 4th President of Singapore (b. 1915)
2002
W. T. Tutte, English-Canadian mathematician and academic (b. 1917)
1999
Douglas Harkness, Canadian colonel and politician (b. 1903)
1999
Oliver Reed, English actor (b. 1938)
1998
hide, Japanese singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (b. 1964)
1998
Justin Fashanu, English footballer (b. 1961)
1998
Gene Raymond, American actor (b. 1908)
1997
John Eccles, Australian neurophysiologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1903)
1997
Paulo Freire, Brazilian philosopher and academic (b. 1921)
1995
John Bunting, Australian public servant and diplomat, (b. 1918)
1995
Michael Hordern, English actor (b. 1911)
1994
Dorothy Marie Donnelly, American poet and author (b. 1903)
1993
André Moynet, French race car driver, pilot, and politician (b. 1921)
1992
Wilbur Mills, American lawyer and politician (b. 1909)
1991
Gauri Shankar Rai, Indian Politician(b.1924)
1991
Ronald McKie, Australian journalist and author (b. 1909)
1990
David Rappaport, English-American actor (b. 1951)
1989
Veniamin Kaverin, Russian author (b. 1902)
1989
Giuseppe Siri, Italian cardinal (b. 1906)
1986
Sergio Cresto, American race car driver (b. 1956)
1986
Henri Toivonen, Finnish race car driver (b. 1956)
1985
Attilio Bettega, Italian race car driver (b. 1951)
1985
Larry Clinton, American trumpet player and bandleader (b. 1909)
1984
Jack Barry, American game show host and producer, co-founded Barry & Enright Productions (b. 1918)
1984
Bob Clampett, American animator, director, and producer (b. 1913)
1983
Norm Van Brocklin, American football player and coach (b. 1926)
1980
Clarrie Grimmett, New Zealand-Australian cricketer (b. 1891)
1980
George Pal, Hungarian-American animator and producer (b. 1908)
1979
Giulio Natta, Italian chemist and engineer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1903)
1977
Nicholas Magallanes, American principal dancer and charter member of the New York City Ballet (b. 1922)
1974
James O. Richardson, American admiral (b. 1878)
1972
J. Edgar Hoover, American 1st director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (b. 1895)
1969
Franz von Papen, German general and politician, Chancellor of Germany (b. 1879)
1964
Nancy Astor, Viscountess Astor, American-English politician (b. 1879)
1963
Ronald Barnes, 3rd Baron Gorell, English cricketer, peer, politician, poet, author and newspaper editor (b. 1884)
1957
Joseph McCarthy, American captain, lawyer, judge, and politician (b. 1908)
1953
Wallace Bryant, American archer (b. 1863)
1947
Dorothea Binz, German SS officer (b. 1920)
1945
Martin Bormann, German politician (b. 1900)
1945
Joe Corbett, American baseball player and journalist (b. 1875)
1941
Penelope Delta, Greek author (b. 1874)
1929
Charalambos Tseroulis, Greek general and politician, Greek Minister for Military Affairs (b. 1879)
1927
Ernest Starling, English physiologist and academic (b. 1866)
1925
Antun Branko Šimić, Croatian and Bosnian-Herzegovinian poet (b. 1898)
1918
Jüri Vilms, Estonian lawyer and politician (b. 1889)
1915
Clara Immerwahr, German chemist (b. 1870)
1885
Terézia Zakoucs, Hungarian-Slovene author (b. 1817)
1880
Eberhard Anheuser, German-American businessman, co-founded Anheuser-Busch (b. 1805)
1880
Tom Wills, Australian cricketer, co-created Australian rules football (b. 1835)
1864
Giacomo Meyerbeer, German composer and educator (b. 1791)
1857
Alfred de Musset, French dramatist, poet, and novelist (b. 1810)
1819
Mary Moser, English painter and academic (b. 1744)
1810
Henry Jerome de Salis, English priest (b. 1740)
1802
Herman Willem Daendels, Dutch general and politician, Governor-General of the Dutch Gold Coast (b. 1762)
1799
Juan Vicente de Güemes, 2nd Count of Revillagigedo (b. 1740)
1711
Laurence Hyde, 1st Earl of Rochester, English politician, First Lord of the Treasury (b. 1641)
1683
Stjepan Gradić, Croatian philosopher and mathematician (b. 1613)
1667
George Wither, English poet and author (b. 1588)
1627
Lodovico Grossi da Viadana, Italian composer and educator (b. 1560)
1564
Rodolfo Pio da Carpi, Italian cardinal (b. 1500)
1519
Leonardo da Vinci, Italian painter, sculptor, and architect (b. 1452)
1450
William de la Pole, 1st Duke of Suffolk, English admiral (b. 1396)
1300
Blanche of Artois (b. 1248)
1293
Meir of Rothenburg, German rabbi (b. c.1215)
1230
William de Braose, English son of Reginald de Braose (b. 1197)
1219
Leo I, King of Armenia (b. 1150)
907
Boris I of Bulgaria
821
Liu Zong, general of the Tang Dynasty
649
Marutha of Tikrit, Persian theologian of the Syriac Orthodox Church (b. 565)
373
Athanasius of Alexandria, Egyptian bishop and saint (b. 298)

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