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On This Day in History:  May 25

May 25 is the 145th day of the year (146th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 220 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2020
Nebraska woman carried $200K winning lottery ticket in purse for 2 weeks before claiming. A Nebraska woman carried around the scratch-off lottery ticket for quite a while before she realized she had a $200,000 winner.
2020
New Zealand man who lost his job during lockdown wins $10 million Lotto jackpot. Just weeks after losing his job, a Hamilton, New Zealand, man surprised his wife with a staggering $10.3 million (US$6.3 million) Lotto win.
2018
Odd strategy helps Michigan man win $2 million on instant lotto ticket. A Michigan man's lottery strategy doesn't seem so odd anymore after winning $2 million on a Michigan Lottery instant ticket.
2017
Michigan Lottery offers a way to win nearly 100% of the time. Michigan Lottery players have discovered a way to play the lottery's online games so that they win every time they play — and the lottery seems to be OK with it.
2016
Massachusetts Senate weighing plan to give Lottery 'broad mandate' for online games. If the Massachusetts State Lottery is to continue to thrive and return hundreds of millions of dollars to cities and towns, it must have the ability to move online in some fashion, its executive director said, but it first needs permission from the Legislature to test the World Wide Web's waters.
2012
UK Lottery to create 100 millionaires in special Olympic drawing. A one-off National Lottery draw will create 100 millionaires as a 'thank you' to players for helping fund the London Olympics.
2012
Judge orders new trial in Arkansas lottery ticket suit. An Arkansas judge on Thursday ordered a new trial to decide who can claim a $1 million scratch-off lottery ticket prize, a little more than three weeks after he ruled that a woman who said she bought the ticket but mistakenly discarded it was entitled to the money.
2011
Major N.Y. sports betting ring busted. Authorities busted a multi-million dollar sports gambling ring Tuesday that started out in a Staten Island video store and grew into an online operation run out of Costa Rica, officials said.
2010
Businesses near Nevada border popular for lottery players. According to figures for fiscal 2009, the two highest-grossing Arizona Lottery outlets were isolated businesses close to Nevada, which has no lottery.
2010
Okla. House votes to prohibit kids in lottery ads. The state House has approved a bill that would prohibit the Oklahoma Lottery Commission from using children in its advertisements.
2010
Pennsylvania Mega Millions lottery sales falling short of target. So far, the Mega Millions lottery game hasn't been the big winner Pennsylvania Lottery officials predicted.
2006
$44 million Calif. lottery jackpot largest in the world. The jackpot in the California SuperLotto Plus lottery game grew to $44 million Thursday -- currently the largest lottery jackpot in the world.
2006
How To Protect Yourself In A Lottery Pool. Now that $21 million in Texas Lottery prize money is in limbo as a result of a pending lawsuit that has frozen the money, many people wonder how they can protect themselves from falling victim of a lottery pool dispute.
2006
Sale of Illinois Lottery could start a trend. If Illinois privatizes its lottery system, investors and public officials in other states will closely watch the groundbreaking move with an eye toward repeating it, a gaming industry leader predicted Wednesday.
2006
Oregon Lottery employees reject call to unionize. A union drive at the Oregon Lottery has been rejected by a solid majority of agency employees.
2006
$8 million lottery dispute grips Spain. A Barcelona judge must decide whether Antonio Lloreda Capillo is entitled to keep the _6 million (US$7.7 million) jackpot or must share it with 19 colleagues from a lottery pool at his job.
2006
Incredible coincidence: Two Fort Drum reservists hit lottery jackpots. Two families from the same upstate New York community and with ties to the U.S. Army's Fort Drum are the state's newest instant millionaires.
2006
Many dislike Illinois Gov.'s lottery privatization plan. A day after Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich unveiled his $10 billion school financing and education reform plan, lawmakers, local school officials and teachers union representatives raised serious reservations, suggesting that key portions of the proposal will face a rocky path.
2006
Powerball lottery jackpot expands to $28 million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Wednesday's Powerball drawing, the jackpot grew to an estimated $28 million, with a cash option of $12.4 million.
2006
Winning Florida Lotto ticket sold in Spring Hill. One ticket matched all six Florida Lotto numbers to win a jackpot of $3 million, lottery officials said Thursday.
2006
Mega Millions lottery jackpot increased to $27 million. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery game has grown to $27 million for Friday's drawing.
2006
$117 million S.D. Powerball winner contacts Lottery. The South Dakota Lottery was contacted Tuesday by a Pierre lawyer representing someone who claims to have the winning Powerball lottery ticket worth nearly $117 million.
2006
Texas Woman Sues Over Winning Lottery Ticket. A woman who claims she was part of a $36 million Lotto Texas jackpot pool but was excluded from the winnings has sued six women and the Texas Lottery Commission.
2004
$100,000 Powerball lottery prize shared by five in North Dakota. Five players who bought a ticket in Valley City, North Dakota are claiming a $100,000 prize from the weekend Powerball drawing, the largest prize paid since the state joined the game.
2004
Thief's 1000s of stolen lottery tickets nearly all losers. A man arrested for stealing 4,400 lottery tickets suffered the double ignominy of winning only a trifling sum from the stolen stubs, Metropolitan Police Department officers said Tuesday.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$418 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 28, 2019
2.$313 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 26, 2020
3.$308 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 25, 2019
4.$275 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 27, 2017
5.$232 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 27, 2009
6.$218 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 27, 2016
7.$214 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 26, 2015
8.$190 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 26, 2010
9.$180 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 25, 2005
10.€158.1 Million
US$177.15 Million
Draw Date
May 25, 2019
11.$154 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 27, 2015
12.$152 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 28, 2014
13.€129 Million
US$144.34 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
May 26, 2017
14.$144 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 25, 2011
15.$128 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 26, 2012
16.€94 Million
US$121.12 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
May 28, 2013
17.€87 Million
US$114.27 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
May 25, 2012
18.$114 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 27, 2020
19.€90 Million
US$105.08 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
May 25, 2018
20.€87.12 Million
US$97.44 Million
Draw Date
May 26, 2016
21.$95 Million
Draw Date
May 26, 2010
22.€66 Million
US$90 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
May 27, 2014
23.$80 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 25, 2016
23.$80 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 27, 2005
25.€66 Million
US$73.76 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
May 28, 2019

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1988
Wednesday, May 25, 1988
32 years old
1987
Monday, May 25, 1987
33 years old
1983
Wednesday, May 25, 1983
37 years old
1981
Monday, May 25, 1981
39 years old
1980
Sunday, May 25, 1980
40 years old
1970
Monday, May 25, 1970
50 years old
1967
Thursday, May 25, 1967
53 years old
1965
Tuesday, May 25, 1965
55 years old
1965
Tuesday, May 25, 1965
55 years old
1964
Monday, May 25, 1964
56 years old
1964
Monday, May 25, 1964
56 years old
1963
Saturday, May 25, 1963
57 years old
1958
Sunday, May 25, 1958
62 years old
1956
Friday, May 25, 1956
64 years old
1954
Tuesday, May 25, 1954
66 years old
1943
Tuesday, May 25, 1943
77 years old
(year not provided)

Worldwide Events On This Day

2018
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) becomes enforceable.
2018
Ireland votes to repeal the Eight Amendment of the Constitution of Ireland, prohibiting abortion in all but a few cases, choosing to replace it with the Thirty-Sixth Amendment of the Constitution of Ireland.
2013
Suspected Maoist rebels kill at least 28 people and injure 32 others in an attack on a convoy of Indian National Congress politicians in Chhattisgarh, India.
2013
A gas cylinderexplodes on a school bus in the Pakistani city of Gujrat, killing at least 18 people.
2012
The SpaceX Dragon became the first commercial spacecraft to successfully rendezvous with the International Space Station.
2011
Oprah Winfrey airs her last show, ending her twenty-five-year run of The Oprah Winfrey Show.
2009
North Korea allegedly tests its second nuclear device. Following the nuclear test, Pyongyang also conducted several missile tests building tensions in the international community.
2008
NASA's Phoenixlander lands in Green Valley region of Mars to search for environments suitable for water and microbial life.
2002
China Airlines Flight 611 disintegrates in mid-air and crashes into the Taiwan Strait. All 225 people on board are killed.
2000
Liberation Day of Lebanon. Israel withdraws its army from Lebanese territory (except for the disputed Shebaa farms zone) 22 years after its invasion in 1978.
1999
The United States House of Representatives releases the Cox Report which details the People's Republic of China's nuclear espionage against the U.S. over the prior two decades.
1997
A military coup in Sierra Leone replaces President Ahmad Tejan Kabbah with Major Johnny Paul Koroma.
1986
Hands Across America takes place.
1985
Bangladesh is hit by a tropical cyclone and storm surge, which kills approximately 10,000 people.
1982
Falklands War: HMS Coventry is sunk by Argentine Air ForceA-4 Skyhawks.
1981
In Riyadh, the Gulf Cooperation Council is created between Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
1979
John Spenkelink, a convicted murderer, was executed in Florida. He was the first person to be executed in Florida after capital punishment was reinstated in 1976.
1979
American Airlines Flight 191: In Chicago, a McDonnell Douglas DC-10 crashes during takeoff at O'Hare International Airport killing all 271 on board and two people on the ground.
1978
The first bomb of a series of bombings orchestrated by the Unabomber detonates at Northwestern University resulting in minor injuries.
1977
Star Wars is released in theaters.
1977
Chinese government removes a decade old ban on William Shakespeare's work, effectively ending the Cultural Revolution started in 1966.
1973
Velos, while participating in a NATO exercise and in order to protest against the dictatorship in Greece, anchored at Fiumicino, Italy, refusing to return to Greece.
1968
The Gateway Arch in Saint Louis is dedicated.
1966
Explorer program: Explorer 32 launches.
1963
In Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the Organisation of African Unity is established.
1961
Apollo program: U.S. President John F. Kennedy announces before a special joint session of the Congress his goal to initiate a project to put a "man on the Moon" before the end of the decade.
1955
In the United States, a night-time F5tornado strikes the small city of Udall, Kansas, killing 80 and injuring 273. It is the deadliest tornado to ever occur in the state and the 23rd deadliest in the U.S.
1955
First ascent of Kangchenjunga (8,586 m.), the third-highest mountain in the world, by a British expedition led by Charles Evans. Joe Brown and George Band reached the summit on May 25, followed by Norman Hardie and Tony Streather the next day.
1953
Nuclear weapons testing: At the Nevada Test Site, the United States conducts its first and only nuclear artillery test.
1953
The first public television station in the United States officially begins broadcasting as KUHT from the campus of the University of Houston.
1946
The parliament of Transjordan makes Abdullah I of Jordan their Emir.
1940
World War II: The German 2nd Panzer Division captures the port of Boulogne-sur-Mer; the surrender of the last French and British troops marks the end of the Battle of Boulogne.
1938
Spanish Civil War: The bombing of Alicante kills 313 people.
1935
Jesse Owens of Ohio State University breaks three world records and ties a fourth at the Big Ten ConferenceTrack and Field Championships in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
1926
Sholom Schwartzbard assassinates Symon Petliura, the head of the government of the Ukrainian People's Republic, which is in government-in-exile in Paris.
1925
Scopes Trial: John T. Scopes is indicted for teaching Charles Darwin's theory of evolution in Tennessee.
1914
The House of Commons of the United Kingdom passes the Home Rule Bill for devolution in Ireland.
1895
Playwright, poet, novelist and aesthete Oscar Wilde is convicted of "committing acts of gross indecency with other male persons" and sentenced to serve two years in prison.
1895
The Republic of Formosa is formed, with Tang Jingsong as its president.
1878
Gilbert and Sullivan's comic operaH.M.S. Pinafore opens at the Opera Comique in London.
1865
In Mobile, Alabama, around 300 people are killed when an ordnance depot explodes.
1837
The Rebels of Lower Canada (Quebec) rebel against the British for governmental reforms.
1833
The Chilean Constitution of 1833 is promulgated.
1819
The Argentine Constitution of 1819 is promulgated.
1810
May Revolution: Citizens of Buenos Aires expel ViceroyBaltasar Hidalgo de Cisneros during the May week, starting the Argentine War of Independence.
1809
Chuquisaca Revolution: Patriot revolt in Chuquisaca (modern day Sucre) against the Spanish Empire, sparking the Latin American wars of independence.
1798
United Irishmen Rebellion: Battle of Carlow begins; executions of suspected rebels at Carnew and at Dunlavin Green take place.
1787
The United States Constitutional Convention formally convenes in Philadelphia, when a quorum of seven states is secured.
1738
A treaty between Pennsylvania and Maryland ends the Conojocular War with settlement of a boundary dispute and exchange of prisoners.
1660
Charles II lands at Dover at the invitation of the Convention Parliament (England), which marks the end of the Cromwell-proclaimed Commonwealth of England, Scotland and Ireland and begins the Restoration (1660) of the British monarchy.
1659
Richard Cromwell resigns as Lord Protector of England following the restoration of the Long Parliament, beginning a second brief period of the republican government called the Commonwealth of England.
1644
Ming general Wu Sangui forms an alliance with the invading Manchus and opens the gates of the Great Wall of China at Shanhaiguan pass, letting the Manchus through towards the capital Beijing.
1521
The Diet of Worms ends when Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, issues the Edict of Worms, declaring Martin Luther an outlaw.
1420
Henry the Navigator is appointed governor of the Order of Christ.
1085
Alfonso VI of Castile takes Toledo, Spain, back from the Moors.
240 BC
First recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet.
567 BC
Servius Tullius, the king of Rome, celebrates a triumph for his victory over the Etruscans.

Births On This Day

1996
David Pastrňák, Czech ice hockey player
1995
Kagiso Rabada, South African cricketer
1994
Matt Murray, Canadian ice hockey player
1994
Aly Raisman, American gymnast
1993
James Porter, English cricketer
1990
Bo Dallas, American wrestler
1990
Nikita Filatov, Russian ice hockey player
1988
Dávid Škutka, Slovak footballer
1987
Timothy Derijck, Belgian footballer
1987
Yves De Winter, Belgian footballer
1987
Moritz Stehling, German footballer
1987
Kamil Stoch, Polish ski jumper
1986
Edewin Fanini, Brazilian footballer
1986
Yoan Gouffran, French footballer
1986
Takahiro Hōjō, Japanese actor and musician
1986
Geraint Thomas, Welsh cyclist
1985
Luciana Abreu, Portuguese singer and actress
1985
Demba Ba, French footballer
1985
Gert Kams, Estonian footballer
1985
Roman Reigns, American football player and wrestler
1984
Luke Ball, Australian footballer
1984
Kyle Brodziak, Canadian ice hockey player
1984
A. J. Foyt IV, American race car driver
1984
Shawne Merriman, American football player
1982
Adam Boyd, English footballer
1982
Daniel Braaten, Norwegian footballer
1982
Ryan Gallant, American skateboarder
1982
Roger Guerreiro, Polish footballer
1982
Justin Hodges, Australian rugby league player
1982
Ezekiel Kemboi, Kenyan runner
1982
Jason Kubel, American baseball player
1982
Stacey Pensgen, American figure skater and meteorologist
1982
Luke Webster, Australian footballer
1981
Michalis Pelekanos, Greek basketball player
1981
Matt Utai, New Zealand rugby league player
1980
David Navarro, Spanish footballer
1979
Carlos Bocanegra, American soccer player
1979
Sayed Moawad, Egyptian footballer
1979
Caroline Ouellette, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1979
Sam Sodje, English-Nigerian footballer
1979
Jonny Wilkinson, English rugby player
1979
Chris Young, American baseball pitcher
1978
Adam Gontier, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist
1978
Brian Urlacher, American football player
1977
Andre Anis, Estonian footballer
1977
Alberto Del Rio, Mexican-American mixed martial artist and wrestler
1976
Stefan Holm, Swedish high jumper
1976
Erki Pütsep, Estonian cyclist
1976
Ethan Suplee, American actor
1976
Miguel Zepeda, Mexican footballer
1975
Blaise Nkufo, Congolese-Swiss footballer
1974
Dougie Freedman, Scottish footballer and manager
1974
Frank Klepacki, American drummer and composer
1974
Miguel Tejada, Dominican-American baseball player
1973
Daz Dillinger, American rapper and producer
1973
Molly Sims, American model and actress
1972
Karan Johar, Indian actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1972
Octavia Spencer, American actress and author
1971
Stefano Baldini, Italian runner
1971
Marco Cappato, Italian politician
1970
Robert Croft, Welsh-English cricketer and sportscaster
1970
Jamie Kennedy, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
1969
Glen Drover, Canadian guitarist and songwriter
1969
Anne Heche, American actress
1969
Stacy London, American journalist and author
1968
Kendall Gill, American basketball player, boxer, and sportscaster
1967
Luc Nilis, Belgian footballer and manager
1967
Mark Rosewater, Head designer of Magic: the Gathering
1965
Yahya Jammeh, Gambian colonel and politician, President of the Gambia
1964
David Shaw, Canadian-American ice hockey player
1963
George Hickenlooper, American director and producer (d. 2010)
1963
Mike Myers, Canadian-American actor, singer, producer, and screenwriter
1962
Ric Nattress, Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and manager
1960
Amy Klobuchar, American lawyer and politician
1960
Anthea Turner, English journalist and television host
1959
Julian Clary, English comedian, actor, and author
1959
Manolis Kefalogiannis, Greek politician
1959
Rick Wamsley, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1958
Dorothy Straight, American children's author
1958
Paul Weller, English singer, songwriter and musician
1957
Alastair Campbell, English journalist and author
1957
Edward Lee, American author
1957
Robert Picard, Canadian ice hockey player
1956
Stavros Arnaoutakis, Greek politician
1956
Larry Hogan, American politician, 62nd Governor of Maryland
1956
David P. Sartor, American composer and conductor
1955
Alistair Burt, English lawyer and politician
1954
Murali, Indian actor, producer, and politician (d. 2009)
1953
Eve Ensler, American playwright and producer
1953
Daniel Passarella, Argentinian footballer, coach, and manager
1953
Stan Sakai, Japanese-American author and illustrator
1953
Gaetano Scirea, Italian footballer (d. 1989)
1952
Jeffrey Bewkes, American businessman
1952
Nick Fotiu, American ice hockey player and coach
1952
David Jenkins, Trinidadian-Scottish runner
1952
Al Sarrantonio, American author and publisher
1952
Gordon H. Smith, American businessman and politician
1951
Bob Gale, American director, producer, and screenwriter
1950
Robby Steinhardt, American rock violinist and singer
1949
Jamaica Kincaid, Antiguan-American novelist, short story writer, and essayist
1949
Barry Windsor-Smith, English painter and illustrator
1948
Bülent Arınç, Turkish lawyer and politician, Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey
1948
Marianne Elliott, Northern Irish historian, author, and academic
1948
Klaus Meine, German rock singer-songwriter
1947
Karen Valentine, American actress
1947
Catherine G. Wolf, American psychologist and computer scientist
1946
Bill Adam, Scottish-Canadian race car driver
1946
David A. Hargrave, American game designer, created Arduin (d. 1988)
1944
Digby Anderson, English journalist and philosopher
1944
Pierre Bachelet, French singer-songwriter (d. 2005)
1944
Charlie Harper, English singer-songwriter and producer
1944
Robert MacPherson, American mathematician and academic
1944
Frank Oz, English-born American puppeteer, filmmaker, and actor
1944
Chris Ralston, English rugby player
1943
Jessi Colter, American singer-songwriter and pianist
1943
John Palmer, English keyboard player
1943
Leslie Uggams, American actress and singer
1941
Uta Frith, German developmental psychologist
1941
Vladimir Voronin, Moldovan economist and politician, 3rd President of Moldova
1940
Nobuyoshi Araki, Japanese photographer
1939
Dixie Carter, American actress and singer (d. 2010)
1939
Ian McKellen, English actor
1938
Raymond Carver, American short story writer and poet (d. 1988)
1938
Margaret Forster, English historian, author, and critic (d. 2016)
1938
Geoffrey Robinson, English businessman and politician
1937
Tom Phillips, English painter and academic
1936
Tom T. Hall, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1936
Rusi Surti, Indian cricketer (d. 2013)
1935
John Ffowcs Williams, Welsh engineer and academic
1935
Cookie Gilchrist, American football player (d. 2011)
1935
W. P. Kinsella, Canadian novelist and short story writer (d. 2016)
1935
Victoria Shaw, Australian-born American actress (d. 1988)
1933
Sarah Marshall, English-American actress (d. 2014)
1933
Basdeo Panday, Trinidadian lawyer and politician, 5th Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago
1933
Ray Spencer, English footballer (d. 2016)
1933
Jógvan Sundstein, Faroese accountant and politician, 7th Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands
1932
John Gregory Dunne, American novelist, screenwriter, and critic (d. 2003)
1932
K. C. Jones, American basketball player and coach
1931
Herb Gray, Canadian lawyer and politician, 7th Deputy Prime Minister of Canada (d. 2014)
1931
Georgy Grechko, Russian engineer and astronaut (d. 2017)
1931
Irwin Winkler, American director and producer
1929
Beverly Sills, American soprano and actress (d. 2007)
1927
Robert Ludlum, American soldier and author (d. 2001)
1927
Norman Petty, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer (d. 1984)
1926
Claude Akins, American actor (d. 1994)
1926
William Bowyer, English painter and academic (d. 2015)
1926
Phyllis Gotlieb, Canadian author and poet (d. 2009)
1926
Bill Sharman, American basketball player and coach (d. 2013)
1926
David Wynne, English sculptor and painter (d. 2014)
1925
Rosario Castellanos, Mexican poet and author (d. 1974)
1925
Jeanne Crain, American actress (d. 2003)
1925
Eldon Griffiths, English journalist and politician (d. 2014)
1925
Don Liddle, American baseball player (d. 2000)
1925
Claude Pinoteau, French film director and screenwriter (d. 2012)
1924
István Nyers, French-Hungarian footballer (d. 2005)
1922
Enrico Berlinguer, Italian politician (d. 1984)
1921
Hal David, American songwriter and composer (d. 2012)
1921
Kitty Kallen, American singer (d. 2016)
1921
Jack Steinberger, German-Swiss physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
1920
Arthur Wint, Jamaican runner and diplomat (d. 1992)
1917
Steve Cochran, American film, television and stage actor (d. 1965)
1917
Theodore Hesburgh, American priest, theologian, and academic (d. 2015)
1916
Brian Dickson, Canadian captain, lawyer, and politician, 15th Chief Justice of Canada (d. 1998)
1916
Giuseppe Tosi, Italian discus thrower (d. 1981)
1913
Heinrich Bär, German colonel and pilot (d. 1957)
1913
Richard Dimbleby, English journalist and producer (d. 1965)
1912
Dean Rockwell, American commander, wrestler, and coach (d. 2005)
1909
Alfred Kubel, German politician, 5th Prime Minister of Lower Saxony (d. 1999)
1908
Theodore Roethke, American poet (d. 1963)
1907
U Nu, Burmese politician, 1st Prime Minister of Burma (d. 1995)
1900
Alain Grandbois, Canadian poet and author (d. 1975)
1899
Kazi Nazrul Islam, Bengali poet, author, and flute player (d. 1976)
1898
Bennett Cerf, American publisher and television game show panelist; co-founded Random House (d. 1971)
1897
Alan Kippax, Australian cricketer (d. 1972)
1897
Gene Tunney, American boxer and soldier (d. 1978)
1893
Ernest "Pop" Stoneman, American country musician (d. 1968)
1889
Günther Lütjens, German admiral (d. 1941)
1889
Igor Sikorsky, Russian-American aircraft designer, founded Sikorsky Aircraft (d. 1972)
1888
Miles Malleson, English actor and screenwriter (d. 1969)
1887
Pio of Pietrelcina, Italian priest and saint (d. 1968)
1886
Rash Behari Bose, Indian soldier and activist (d. 1945)
1886
Philip Murray, Scottish-American miner and labor leader (d. 1952)
1883
Carl Johan Lind, Swedish hammer thrower (d. 1965)
1882
Marie Doro, American actress (d. 1956)
1880
Jean Alexandre Barré, French neurologist and academic (d. 1967)
1879
Max Aitken, Lord Beaverbrook, Canadian-English businessman and politician, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (d. 1964)
1879
William Stickney, American golfer (d. 1944)
1878
Bill Robinson, American actor and dancer (d. 1949)
1869
Robbie Ross, Canadian journalist and art critic (d. 1918)
1869
Mathilde Verne, English pianist and educator (d. 1936)
1867
Anders Peter Nielsen, Danish target shooter (d. 1950)
1865
John Mott, American evangelist and saint, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1955)
1865
Pieter Zeeman, Dutch physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1943)
1860
James McKeen Cattell, American psychologist and academic (d. 1944)
1856
Louis Franchet d'Espèrey, Algerian-French general (d. 1942)
1852
William Muldoon, American wrestler and trainer (d. 1933)
1848
Johann Baptist Singenberger, Swiss composer, educator, and publisher (d. 1924)
1846
Naim Frashëri, Albanian-Turkish poet and translator (d. 1900)
1830
Trebor Mai (né Robert Williams), Welsh poet (d. 1877)
1818
Jacob Burckhardt, Swiss historian and academic (d. 1897)
1818
Louise de Broglie, Countess d'Haussonville, French essayist and biographer (d. 1882)
1803
Edward Bulwer-Lytton, English author, playwright, and politician, Secretary of State for the Colonies (d. 1873)
1803
Ralph Waldo Emerson, American poet and philosopher (d. 1882)
1791
Minh Mạng, Vietnamese emperor (d. 1841)
1783
Philip Pendleton Barbour, American farmer and politician, 12th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (d. 1841)
1725
Samuel Ward, American politician, 31st Governor of the Colony of Rhode Island (d. 1776)
1713
John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute, Scottish politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1792)
1661
Claude Buffier, Polish-French historian and philosopher (d. 1737)
1606
Charles Garnier, French missionary and saint (d. 1649)
1550
Camillus de Lellis, Italian saint and nurse (d. 1614)
1417
Catherine of Cleves, Duchess consort regent of Guelders (d. 1479)
1416
Jakobus ("James"), Count of Lichtenburg (d. 1480)
1334
Emperor Sukō of Japan (d. 1398)
1320
Toghon Temür, Mongolian emperor (d. 1370)
1048
Emperor Shenzong of Song (d. 1085)

Deaths On This Day

2015
George Braden, Canadian lawyer and politician, 2nd Premier of the Northwest Territories (b. 1949)
2015
Robert Lebel, Canadian bishop (b. 1924)
2014
David Allen, English cricketer (b. 1935)
2014
Marcel Côté, Canadian economist and politician (b. 1942)
2014
Wojciech Jaruzelski, Polish general and politician, 1st President of Poland (b. 1923)
2014
Herb Jeffries, American singer and actor (b. 1913)
2014
Toaripi Lauti, Tuvaluan educator and politician, 1st Prime Minister of Tuvalu (b. 1928)
2014
Matthew Saad Muhammad, American boxer and trainer (b. 1954)
2013
Mahendra Karma, Indian politician (b. 1950)
2013
Nand Kumar Patel, Indian politician (b. 1953)
2012
William Hanley, American author and screenwriter (b. 1931)
2012
Peter D. Sieruta, American author and critic (b. 1958)
2012
Lou Watson, American basketball player and coach (b. 1924)
2011
Terry Jenner, Australian cricketer and coach (b. 1944)
2010
Alexander Belostenny, Ukrainian basketball player (b. 1959)
2010
Michael H. Jordan, American businessman (b. 1936)
2010
Alan Hickinbotham, Australian footballer and coach (b. 1925)
2010
Gabriel Vargas, Mexican painter and illustrator (b. 1915)
2010
Jarvis Williams, American football player and coach (b. 1965)
2009
Haakon Lie, Norwegian politician (b. 1905)
2008
J. R. Simplot, American businessman, founded Simplot (b. 1909)
2007
Charles Nelson Reilly, American actor, comedian, and director (b. 1931)
2005
Sunil Dutt, Indian actor, director, producer, and politician (b. 1929)
2005
Robert Jankel, English businessman, founded Panther Westwinds (b. 1938)
2005
Graham Kennedy, Australian television host and actor (b. 1934)
2005
Ismail Merchant, Indian-born film producer and director (b. 1936)
2005
Zoran Mušič, Slovene painter and illustrator (b. 1909)
2004
Roger Williams Straus, Jr., American publisher, co-founded Farrar, Straus and Giroux Publishing Company (b. 1917)
2003
Sloan Wilson, American author and poet (b. 1920)
1996
Renzo De Felice, Italian historian and author (b. 1929)
1995
Élie Bayol, French race car driver (b. 1914)
1995
Krešimir Ćosić, Croatian basketball player and coach, Naismith Basketball Hall of Famer 1996 (b. 1948)
1995
Dany Robin, French actress (b. 1927)
1990
Vic Tayback, American actor (b. 1930)
1986
Chester Bowles, American journalist and politician, 22nd Under Secretary of State (b. 1901)
1983
Necip Fazıl Kısakürek, Turkish author, poet, and playwright (b. 1904)
1983
Idris of Libya (b. 1889)
1983
Jack Stewart, Canadian-American ice hockey player (b. 1917)
1981
Ruby Payne-Scott, Australian physicist and astronomer (b. 1912)
1981
Fredric Warburg, English author and publisher (b. 1898)
1979
Itzhak Bentov, Czech-Israeli engineer, mystic, and author (b. 1923)
1979
Amédée Gordini, Italian-born French racing driver and sports car manufacturer (b. 1899)
1977
Yevgenia Ginzburg, Russian author (b. 1904)
1970
Tom Patey, Scottish mountaineer and author (b. 1932)
1968
Georg von Küchler, German field marshal (b. 1881)
1957
Leo Goodwin, American swimmer, diver, and water polo player (b. 1883)
1954
Robert Capa, Hungarian photographer and journalist (b. 1913)
1951
Paula von Preradović, Croatian poet and author (b. 1887)
1948
Witold Pilecki, Polish officer and Resistance leader (b. 1901)
1943
Nils von Dardel, Swedish painter (b. 1888)
1942
Emanuel Feuermann, Ukrainian-American cellist and educator (b. 1902)
1939
Frank Watson Dyson, English astronomer and academic (b. 1868)
1937
Henry Ossawa Tanner, American-French painter and illustrator (b. 1859)
1934
Gustav Holst, English trombonist, composer, and educator (b. 1874)
1930
Randall Davidson, Scottish-English archbishop (b. 1848)
1927
Payne Whitney, American businessman and philanthropist (b. 1876)
1926
Symon Petliura, Ukrainian journalist and politician (b. 1879)
1924
Lyubov Popova, Russian painter and illustrator (b. 1889)
1919
Eliza Pollock, American archer (b. 1840)
1919
Madam C. J. Walker, American businesswoman and philanthropist, founded the Madame C.J. Walker Manufacturing Company (b. 1867)
1917
Maksim Bahdanovič, Belarusian poet and critic (b. 1891)
1912
Austin Lane Crothers, American educator and politician, 46th Governor of Maryland (b. 1860)
1899
Rosa Bonheur, French painter and sculptor (b. 1822)
1895
Ahmed Cevdet Pasha, Ottoman sociologist, historian, and jurist (b. 1822)
1849
Benjamin D'Urban, English general and politician, Governor of British Guiana (b. 1777)
1805
William Paley, English priest and philosopher (b. 1743)
1797
John Griffin, 4th Baron Howard de Walden, English field marshal and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Essex (b. 1719)
1789
Anders Dahl, Swedish botanist and physician (b. 1751)
1786
Peter III of Portugal (b. 1717)
1741
Daniel Ernst Jablonski, German bishop and theologian (b. 1660)
1681
Pedro Calderón de la Barca, Spanish poet and playwright (b. 1600)
1667
Gustaf Bonde, Finnish-Swedish politician, 5th Lord High Treasurer of Sweden (b. 1620)
1632
Adam Tanner, Austrian mathematician and philosopher (b. 1572)
1607
Mary Magdalene de' Pazzi, Italian Carmelite nun and mystic (b. 1566)
1595
Valens Acidalius, German poet and critic (b. 1567)
1595
Philip Neri, Italian priest and saint (b. 1515)
1555
Gemma Frisius, Dutch physician, mathematician, and cartographer (b. 1508)
1555
Henry II of Navarre (b. 1503)
1452
John Stafford, English archbishop and politician
1261
Pope Alexander IV (b. 1185)
1085
Pope Gregory VII (b. 1020)
992
Mieszko I of Poland (b. 935)
986
Abd al-Rahman al-Sufi, Muslim astronomer (b. 903)
939
Yao Yanzhang, general of Chu
916
Flann Sinna, king of Meath
912
Xue Yiju, chancellor of Later Liang
803
Higbald of Lindisfarne, English bishop
709
Aldhelm, English-Latin bishop, poet, and scholar (b. 639)
675
Li Hong, Chinese prince (b. 652)
615
Pope Boniface IV (b. 550)

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