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On This Day in History:  May 26

May 26 is the 146th day of the year (147th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 219 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2020
Hoosier Lottery celebrates 30 years in operation. This year, the Hoosier Lottery continues its celebration of the 30th anniversary since its first ticket went on sale October 13, 1989.
2018
Pa. Lottery's new keno game gets a lot of play. The Pennsylvania Lottery's new keno game tickets have been selling "like gangbusters" since debuting at the beginning of the month, lottery spokesman Gary Miller said.
2016
N.C. restaurant owner wins third big lottery prize in two years. The owner of a Greensboro fast-food restaurant is once again relishing his good fortune with the N.C. Education Lottery.
2015
Austrailian lottery pool members believe co-worker kept $16.6m jackpot to himself. Members of a Victoria, Australia, lottery pool are taking Tattersalls Sweeps to court, alleging a former colleague kept a $16.6 million lottery win to himself.
2011
Blackjack player legitimately beats casinos for millions. Meet the blackjack player who beat the the Tropicana for $6 million, the Borgata for $5 million, and Caesars for $4 million.
2011
Powerball lottery jackpot increased to $171 million. The multi-state Powerball lottery drawing happened last night without any jackpot winners, causing the new jackpot for Saturday's drawing to grow to an estimated $171 million, with a cash option of $88.7 million.
2010
Winning ticket for $64M Mega Millions lottery jackpot sold in N.Y.. One ticket matched all six winning numbers in Tuesday's Mega Millions drawing to win the estimated $64 million jackpot, according to lottery officials.
2009
Patriots plan lottery tie-in after NFL eases stance. The New England Patriots are developing the first licensed NFL instant ticket with the Massachusetts State Lottery just days after league owners voted to allow teams to partner with lotteries across the country.
2009
Redskins second team to reach deal with state lottery. According the Associated Press, the Washington Redskins, who Forbes listed as the third most-valuable team in sports in January, became the second NFL franchise to reach a licensing agreement with a state lottery, announcing their deal on Friday.
2007
Lottery dream shattered for N.C. couple. A North Carolina couple thought they won the lottery... at least for a few minutes.
2007
A mega decision for California Lottery?. The state lottery's 2005 entrance into multi-state Mega Millions lotto would become fully legal, and fair to gamblers and schools, under a bill approved Thursday by the Assembly.
2005
Technical problems delay sales and drawing of Powerball lottery game. Mutliple technology problems yesterday caused problems with both the sales and drawing of the Powerball multi-state lottery game.
2005
Anonymous Michigan winner claims $1 million jackpot. The winner of a $1 million Michigan State Lottery Millionaire Casino ticket chose to remain anonymous.
2005
Public to get say over UK Lottery cash. The public could be set to get a say on where the remainder of the UK National Lottery's money goes in a new bill that could become law by the end of the year.
2005
Grandmother calls in sick after $8.4 million lottery win. Vera Blondeau from Manitoba, Canada phoned in sick to her cashier's job Tuesday so she could cash in her lottery ticket worth CA$8.4 million (US$6.6 million).
2005
Clerk enters plea in Mass. lottery-ticket case. A North Andover, Massachusetts convenience store clerk pleaded innocent Wednesday to cashing in a customer's winning lottery ticket.
2004
Mega Millions jackpot increases to $42 million. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery has grown to $42 million.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$418 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 28, 2019
2.$325 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 29, 2019
3.$313 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 26, 2020
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.$215 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 28, 2005
8.$214 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 26, 2015
9.$190 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 26, 2010
10.€159.31 Million
US$178.04 Million
Draw Date
May 28, 2019
11.$171 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 28, 2011
12.$154 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 27, 2015
13.$152 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 28, 2014
14.€129 Million
US$144.34 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
May 26, 2017
15.€99 Million
US$130.03 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
May 29, 2012
16.$128 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 26, 2012
17.€94 Million
US$121.12 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
May 28, 2013
18.$114 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 27, 2020
19.€90 Million
US$105.05 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Jun 1, 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.$90 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 28, 2016
24.$84 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 29, 2018
25.$80 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 27, 2005

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1992
Tuesday, May 26, 1992
28 years old
1990
Saturday, May 26, 1990
30 years old
1989
Friday, May 26, 1989
31 years old
1985
Sunday, May 26, 1985
35 years old
1983
Thursday, May 26, 1983
37 years old
1981
Tuesday, May 26, 1981
39 years old
1972
Friday, May 26, 1972
48 years old
1970
Tuesday, May 26, 1970
50 years old
1969
Monday, May 26, 1969
51 years old
1967
Friday, May 26, 1967
53 years old
1957
Sunday, May 26, 1957
63 years old
1953
Tuesday, May 26, 1953
67 years old
1952
Monday, May 26, 1952
68 years old
1943
Wednesday, May 26, 1943
77 years old
(year not provided)

Worldwide Events On This Day

2008
Severe flooding begins in eastern and southern China that will ultimately cause 148 deaths and force the evacuation of 1.3 million.
2004
United States Army veteran Terry Nichols is found guilty of 161 state murder charges for helping carry out the Oklahoma City bombing.
2002
The tugboat Robert Y. Lovecollides with a support pier of Interstate 40 on the Arkansas River near Webbers Falls, Oklahoma, resulting in 14 deaths and 11 others injured.
1999
Manchester Unitedcomplete an unprecedented Treble as they beat Bayern Munich 2-1 to add their second European Cup triumph to their Premier League and FA Cup success, becoming the first and only English club to achieve the feat.
1998
The Supreme Court of the United States rules that Ellis Island, the historic gateway for millions of immigrants, is mainly in the state of New Jersey, not New York.
1998
The first "National Sorry Day" was held in Australia, and reconciliation events were held nationally, and attended by over a million people.
1993
Tahar Djaout, Algerian journalist and writer, was assassinated by Islamic fundamentalists, dying in hospital on June 2, 1993.
1991
Zviad Gamsakhurdia becomes the first elected President of the Republic of Georgia in the post-Soviet era.
1986
The European Community adopts the European flag.
1983
The 7.8 MwSea of Japan earthquake shakes northern Honshu with a maximum Mercalli intensity of VIII (Severe). A destructive tsunami is generated that leaves about 100 people dead.
1981
Italian Prime MinisterArnaldo Forlani and his coalition cabinet resign following a scandal over membership of the pseudo-masonic lodge P2 (Propaganda Due).
1981
An EA-6B Prowler crashes on the flight deck of the aircraft carrierUSS Nimitz, killing 14 crewmen and injuring 45 others.
1972
The United States and the Soviet Union sign the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty.
1971
Bangladesh Liberation War: The Pakistan Armyslaughters at least 71 Hindus in Burunga, Sylhet, Bangladesh.
1970
The SovietTupolev Tu-144 becomes the first commercial transport to exceed Mach 2.
1969
Apollo program: Apollo 10 returns to Earth after a successful eight-day test of all the components needed for the forthcoming first manned moon landing.
1968
H-dagurinn in Iceland: Traffic changes from driving on the left to driving on the right overnight
1966
British Guiana gains independence, becoming Guyana.
1948
The U.S. Congress passes Public Law 80-557, which permanently establishes the Civil Air Patrol as an auxiliary of the United States Air Force.
1942
World War II: The Battle of Gazala takes place.
1940
World War II: Operation Dynamo: In northern France, Allied forces begin a massive evacuation from Dunkirk, France.
1940
World War II: The Siege of Calais ends with the surrender of the British and French garrison.
1938
In the United States, the House Un-American Activities Committee begins its first session.
1936
In the House of Commons of Northern Ireland, Tommy Henderson begins speaking on the Appropriation Bill. By the time he sits down in the early hours of the following morning, he had spoken for ten hours.
1923
The first 24 Hours of Le Mans was held and has since been run annually in June.
1918
The Democratic Republic of Georgia is established.
1917
Several powerful tornadoes rip through Illinois, including the city of Mattoon, killing 101 people and injuring 689.
1908
At Masjed Soleyman in southwest Persia, the first major commercial oil strike in the Middle East is made. The rights to the resource are quickly acquired by the Anglo-Persian Oil Company.
1900
Thousand Days' War: The Colombian Conservative Party turns the tide of war in their favor with victory against the Colombian Liberal Party in the Battle of Palonegro.
1897
Dracula, a novel by Irish author Bram Stoker, is published.
1897
The original manuscript of William Bradford's history, "Of Plymouth Plantation" is returned to the Governor of Massachusetts by the Bishop of London after being taken during the American Revolutionary War.
1896
Nicholas II becomes the last Tsar of Imperial Russia.
1896
Charles Dow publishes the first edition of the Dow Jones Industrial Average.
1879
Russia and the United Kingdom sign the Treaty of Gandamak establishing an Afghan state.
1869
Boston University is chartered by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
1868
The Impeachment of Andrew Johnson ends with his acquittal by one vote.
1865
American Civil War: The Confederate General Edmund Kirby Smith, commander of the Confederate Trans-Mississippi division, is the last full general of the Confederate Army to surrender, at Galveston, Texas.
1864
Montana is organized as a United States territory.
1857
Dred Scott is emancipated by the Blow family, his original owners.
1830
The Indian Removal Act is passed by the U.S. Congress; it is signed into law by President Andrew Jackson two days later.
1822
One hundred sixteen people die in the Grue Church fire, the biggest fire disaster in Norway's history.
1821
Establishment of the Peloponnesian Senate by the Greek rebels.
1805
Napoléon Bonaparte assumes the title of King of Italy and is crowned with the Iron Crown of Lombardy in Milan Cathedral, the gothic cathedral in Milan.
1783
A Great Jubilee Day held at North Stratford, Connecticut, celebrated the end of fighting in the American Revolution.
1770
The Orlov Revolt, an attempt to revolt against the Ottoman Empire before the Greek War of Independence, ends in disaster for the Greeks.
1736
The Battle of Ackia was fought near the present site of Tupelo, Mississippi. British and Chickasaw soldiers repelled a French and Choctaw attack on the then-Chickasaw village of Ackia.
1644
Portuguese Restoration War: Portuguese and Spanish forces both claim victory in the Battle of Montijo.
1637
Pequot War: A combined English and Mohegan force under John Mason attacks a village in Connecticut, massacring approximately 500 Pequots.
1573
The Battle of Haarlemmermeer, a naval engagement in the Dutch War of Independence.
1538
Geneva expels John Calvin and his followers from the city. Calvin lives in exile in Strasbourg for the next three years.
1328
William of Ockham, the Franciscan Minister-General Michael of Cesena, and two other Franciscan leaders secretly leave Avignon, fearing a death sentence from Pope John XXII.
1293
An earthquake strikes Kamakura, Kanagawa, Japan, killing about 23,000.
1135
Alfonso VII of León and Castile is crowned in León Cathedral as Imperator totius Hispaniae (Emperor of all of Spain).
961
King Otto I elects his 6-year-old son Otto II as heir apparent and co-ruler of the East Frankish Kingdom. He is crowned at Aachen, and placed under the tutelage of his grandmother Matilda.
946
King Edmund I of England is murdered by a thief whom he personally attacks while celebrating St Augustine's Mass Day.
451
Battle of Avarayr between Armenian rebels and the Sasanian Empire takes place. The Sasanids defeat the Armenians militarily but guarantee them freedom to openly practice Christianity.
AD 17
Germanicus returns to Rome as a conquering hero; he celebrates a triumph for his victories over the Cherusci, Chatti, and other German tribes west of the Elbe.
47 BC
Julius Caesar visits Tarsus on his way to Pontus, where he meets enthusiastic support, but where, according to Cicero, Cassius is planning to kill him at this point.

Births On This Day

1996
Lara Goodall, South African cricketer
1993
Jason Adesanya, Belgian footballer
1993
Dan Sarginson, Australian-English rugby league player
1993
Katerine Savard, Canadian swimmer
1993
Jimmy Vesey, American ice hockey player
1992
Curtis Rona, New Zealand rugby league player
1991
Ah Young, South Korean singer and actress
1989
Paula Findlay, Canadian triathlete
1988
Andrea Catellani, Italian footballer
1988
Will Chambers, Australian rugby league player
1988
Juan Guillermo Cuadrado, Colombian footballer
1988
Dani Samuels, Australian discus thrower
1988
Joel Selwood, Australian footballer
1988
Damian Williams, American football player
1987
Olcay Şahan, Turkish footballer
1987
Josh Thomas, Australian comedian and actor
1986
Michel Tornéus, Swedish long jumper
1985
Monika Christodoulou, Greek singer-songwriter and guitarist
1985
Ashley Vincent, English footballer
1983
Demy de Zeeuw, Dutch footballer
1983
Henry Holland, English fashion designer
1983
Nathan Merritt, Australian rugby league player
1982
Sten Lassmann, Estonian pianist
1982
Hasan Kabze, Turkish footballer
1981
Robert Copeland, Australian footballer
1981
Jason Manford, English actor, screenwriter, and television host
1981
Isaac Slade, American singer-songwriter and pianist
1981
Ben Zobrist, American baseball player
1980
Louis-Jean Cormier, Canadian singer and songwriter
1979
Amanda Bauer, American astronomer and academic
1979
Natalya Nazarova, Russian sprinter
1979
Elisabeth Harnois, American actress
1979
Mehmet Okur, Turkish basketball player
1978
Phil Elvrum, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1978
Fabio Firmani, Italian footballer
1978
Dan Parks, Australian-Scottish rugby player
1977
Nikos Chatzivrettas, Greek basketball player
1977
Raina Telgemeier, American author and cartoonist
1977
Luca Toni, Italian footballer
1977
Misaki Ito, Japanese actress and model
1976
Paul Collingwood, English cricketer and coach
1976
Stephen Curry, Australian comedian and actor
1976
Kenny Florian, American mixed martial artist and sportscaster
1976
Justin Pierre, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1975
Lauryn Hill, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress
1974
Lars Frölander, Swedish swimmer
1973
Naomi Harris, Canadian-American photographer
1971
Zaher Andary, Lebanese footballer
1971
Matt Stone, American actor, animator, screenwriter, producer, and composer
1970
Nobuhiro Watsuki, Japanese illustrator
1969
John Baird, Canadian politician, 10th Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs
1969
Siri Lindley, American triathlete and coach
1969
Dominic Mohan, English journalist
1968
Fernando León de Aranoa, Spanish director, producer, and screenwriter
1968
Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark
1968
Steve Sedgley, English footballer and manager
1967
Philip Treacy, Irish milliner, hat designer
1967
Mika Yamamoto, Japanese journalist (d. 2012)
1966
Helena Bonham Carter, English actress
1966
Zola Budd, South African runner
1965
Hazel Irvine, Scottish sportscaster and journalist
1964
Caitlín R. Kiernan, Irish-American paleontologist and author
1964
Lenny Kravitz, American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer, and actor
1964
Argiris Pedoulakis, Greek basketball player and coach
1963
Simon Armitage, English poet, playwright and novelist
1963
Claude Legault, Canadian actor and screenwriter
1963
Merethe Lindstrøm, Norwegian author
1963
Mary Nightingale, English journalist
1963
Jamie Spence, English golfer
1962
Black, English singer-songwriter (d. 2016)
1962
Genie Francis, Canadian-American actress
1962
Bobcat Goldthwait, American actor, director, and screenwriter
1961
Steve Pate, American golfer
1961
Tarsem Singh, Indian-American director, producer, and screenwriter
1960
Doug Hutchison, American actor
1960
Dean Lukin, Australian weightlifter
1960
Masahiro Matsunaga, Japanese race car driver
1960
Rob Murphy, American baseball player
1960
Romas Ubartas, Lithuanian discus thrower
1959
Ole Bornedal, Danish actor, director, and producer
1958
Ronnie Black, American golfer
1958
Arto Bryggare, Finnish hurdler and politician
1958
Margaret Colin, American actress
1957
Diomedes Díaz, Colombian singer-songwriter (d. 2013)
1957
François Legault, Canadian businessman and politician
1957
Roberto Ravaglia, Italian race car driver
1956
Neil Parish, English politician
1956
Fiona Shackleton, English lawyer
1955
Masaharu Morimoto, Japanese-American chef
1955
Paul Stoddart, Australian businessman
1955
Wesley Walker, American football player and educator
1954
Alan Hollinghurst, English novelist, poet, short story writer, and translator
1954
Denis Lebel, Canadian businessman and politician, 29th Canadian Minister of Transport
1953
Kay Hagan, American lawyer and politician
1953
Michael Portillo, English journalist and politician, Secretary of State for Defence
1953
Dan Roundfield, American basketball player (d. 2012)
1952
David Meece, American singer-songwriter and pianist
1951
Ramón Calderón, Spanish lawyer and businessman
1951
Sally Ride, American physicist and astronaut, founded Sally Ride Science (d. 2012)
1951
Madeleine Taylor-Quinn, Irish educator and politician
1949
Jeremy Corbyn, British journalist and politician
1949
Ward Cunningham, American computer programmer, developed the first wiki
1949
Pam Grier, American actress
1949
Anne McGuire, Scottish educator and politician
1949
Philip Michael Thomas, American actor
1949
Hank Williams Jr., American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1948
Stevie Nicks, American singer-songwriter
1947
Carol O'Connell, American author and painter
1947
Glenn Turner, New Zealand cricketer
1946
Neshka Robeva, Bulgarian gymnast and coach
1946
Mick Ronson, English guitarist, songwriter, and producer (d. 1993)
1945
Vilasrao Deshmukh, Indian lawyer and politician, 17th Chief Minister of Maharashtra (d. 2012)
1945
Alistair MacDuff, English lawyer and judge
1945
Garry Peterson, Canadian-American drummer
1944
Phil Edmonston, American-Canadian journalist and politician
1944
Jan Kinder, Norwegian ice hockey player (d. 2013)
1944
Sam Posey, American race car driver and journalist
1943
Erica Terpstra, Dutch swimmer, journalist, and politician
1941
Aldrich Ames, American CIA officer and criminal
1941
Jim Dobbin, Scottish microbiologist and politician (d. 2014)
1941
Cliff Drysdale, South African tennis player and sportscaster
1941
Imants Kalniņš, Latvian composer
1940
Monique Gagnon-Tremblay, Canadian academic and politician, Deputy Premier of Quebec
1940
Levon Helm, American singer-songwriter, drummer, producer, and actor (d. 2012)
1939
Brent Musburger, American sportscaster
1939
Herb Trimpe, American author and illustrator (d. 2015)
1938
William Bolcom, American pianist and composer
1938
Lyudmila Petrushevskaya, Russian author and playwright
1938
K. Bikram Singh, Indian director and producer (d. 2013)
1938
Teresa Stratas, Canadian soprano and actress
1937
Manorama, Indian actress and singer (d. 2015)
1937
Paul E. Patton, American politician, 59th Governor of Kentucky
1936
David Stevens, Baron Stevens of Ludgate, English politician
1935
Eero Loone, Estonian philosopher and academic
1933
Edward Whittemore, American soldier and author (d. 1995)
1930
Karim Emami, Indian-Iranian lexicographer and critic (d. 2005)
1929
J. F. Ade Ajayi, Nigerian historian and academic (d. 2014)
1929
Ernie Carroll, Australian television personality and producer
1929
Hans Freeman, Australian bioinorganic chemist and protein crystallographer (d. 2008)
1929
John Jackson, English lawyer and businessman
1929
Catherine Sauvage, French singer and actress (d. 1998)
1928
Jack Kevorkian, American pathologist, author, and assisted suicide activist (d. 2011)
1927
Jacques Bergerac, French actor and businessman (d. 2014)
1926
Miles Davis, American trumpet player, composer, and bandleader (d. 1991)
1925
Carmen Montejo, Cuban-Mexican actress (d. 2013)
1925
Alec McCowen, English actor (d. 2017)
1923
James Arness, American actor (d. 2011)
1923
Roy Dotrice, English actor (d. 2017)
1922
Troy Smith, American businessman, founded Sonic Drive-In (d. 2009)
1921
Inge Borkh, German soprano
1920
Jack Cheetham, South African cricketer (d. 1980)
1920
Peggy Lee, American singer-songwriter and actress (d. 2002)
1919
Rubén González, Cuban pianist (d. 2003)
1916
Henriette Roosenburg, Dutch journalist and author (d. 1972)
1915
Vernon Alley, American bassist (d. 2004)
1915
Antonia Forest, English author (d. 2003)
1914
Frankie Manning, American dancer and choreographer (d. 2009)
1913
Peter Cushing, English actor (d. 1994)
1913
Pierre Daninos, French author (d. 2005)
1913
Karin Ekelund, Swedish actress (d. 1976)
1913
Josef Manger, German weightlifter (d. 1991)
1912
János Kádár, Hungarian mechanic and politician, 46th Prime Minister of Hungary (d. 1989)
1912
Jay Silverheels, Canadian-American actor (d. 1980)
1911
Maurice Baquet, French actor and cellist (d. 2005)
1911
Henry Ephron, American playwright, screenwriter, and producer (d. 1992)
1910
Imi Lichtenfeld, Hungarian-Israeli martial artist, boxer, and gymnast (d. 1998)
1909
Matt Busby, Scottish footballer and manager (d. 1994)
1909
Adolfo López Mateos, Mexican politician, 48th President of Mexico (d. 1969)
1908
Robert Morley, English actor (d. 1992)
1908
Nguyễn Ngọc Thơ, Vietnamese politician, 1st Prime Minister of the Republic of Vietnam (d. 1976)
1907
Jean Bernard, French physician and haematologist (d. 2006)
1907
John Wayne, American actor, singer, director, and producer (d. 1979)
1904
George Formby, English singer-songwriter and actor (d. 1961)
1904
Necip Fazıl Kısakürek, Turkish author, poet, and playwright (d. 1983)
1904
Vlado Perlemuter, Lithuanian-French pianist and educator (d. 2002)
1900
Karin Juel, Swedish singer, actor, and writer (d. 1976)
1899
Antonio Barrette, Canadian lawyer and politician, 18th Premier of Quebec (d. 1968)
1899
Muriel McQueen Fergusson, Canadian lawyer and politician, Canadian Speaker of the Senate (d. 1997)
1898
Ernst Bacon, American pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1990)
1898
Christfried Burmeister, Estonian speed skater (d. 1965)
1895
Dorothea Lange, American photographer and journalist (d. 1965)
1895
Paul Lukas, Hungarian-American actor and singer (d. 1971)
1894
Norma Talmadge, American actress and producer (d. 1957)
1893
Eugene Aynsley Goossens, English conductor and composer (d. 1962)
1887
Ba U, 2nd President of Burma (d. 1963)
1886
Al Jolson, American singer and actor (d. 1950)
1883
Mamie Smith, American singer, actress, dancer, and pianist (d. 1946)
1880
W. Otto Miessner, American composer and educator (d. 1967)
1876
Percy Perrin, English cricketer (d. 1945)
1873
Olaf Gulbransson, Norwegian painter and illustrator (d. 1958)
1867
Mary of Teck, English queen consort (d. 1953)
1865
Robert W. Chambers, American author and illustrator (d. 1933)
1863
Bob Fitzsimmons, English-New Zealand boxer (d. 1917)
1822
Edmond de Goncourt, French author and critic, founded the Académie Goncourt (d. 1896)
1799
August Kopisch, German poet and painter (d. 1853)
1700
Nicolaus Zinzendorf, German bishop and saint (d. 1760)
1689
Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, English writer (d. 1762)
1669
Sébastien Vaillant, French botanist and mycologist (d. 1722)
1667
Abraham de Moivre, French-English mathematician and theorist (d. 1754)
1650
John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough, English general and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Oxfordshire (d. 1722)
1623
William Petty, English economist and philosopher (d. 1687)
1602
Philippe de Champaigne, Dutch-French painter (d. 1674)
1566
Mehmed III, Ottoman sultan (d. 1603)
1562
James III, margrave of Baden-Hachberg (d. 1590)
1478
Clement VII, pope of the Catholic Church (d. 1534)
1264
Koreyasu, Japanese prince and shōgun (d. 1326)

Deaths On This Day

2017
Zbigniew Brzezinski, Polish-born American politician (b. 1928)
2016
Hedy Epstein, German-born American human rights activist and Holocaust survivor (b. 1924)
2015
Vicente Aranda, Spanish director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1926)
2015
Les Johnson, Australian politician and diplomat, Australian High Commissioner to New Zealand (b. 1924)
2015
Robert Kraft, American astronomer and academic (b. 1927)
2015
João Lucas, Portuguese footballer (b. 1979)
2015
Dayton Waller, American soldier and politician (b. 1925)
2014
Baselios Thoma Didymos I, Indian metropolitan (b. 1921)
2014
Miodrag Radulovacki, Serbian-American academic and neuropharmacologist (b. 1933)
2014
William R. Roy, American physician, journalist, and politician (b. 1926)
2014
Hooshang Seyhoun, Iranian-Canadian architect, sculptor, and painter (b. 1920)
2013
Ray Barnhart, American businessman and politician (b. 1928)
2013
John Bierwirth, American lawyer and businessman (b. 1924)
2013
Roberto Civita, Italian-Brazilian businessman (b. 1936)
2013
Tom Lichtenberg, American football player and coach (b. 1940)
2013
Otto Muehl, Austrian painter (b. 1925)
2013
Jack Vance, American author (b. 1916)
2012
Arthur Decabooter, Belgian cyclist (b. 1936)
2012
Leo Dillon, American illustrator (b. 1933)
2012
Stephen Healey, Welsh captain and footballer (b. 1982)
2012
Hiroshi Miyazawa, Japanese politician (b. 1921)
2012
Hans Schmidt, Canadian wrestler (b. 1925)
2012
Jim Unger, English-Canadian illustrator (b. 1937)
2011
Arisen Ahubudu, Sri Lankan scholar, author, and playwright (b. 1920)
2010
Art Linkletter, Canadian-American radio and television host (b. 1912)
2010
Chris Moran, English air marshal and pilot (b. 1956)
2010
Kieran Phelan, Irish politician (b. 1949)
2009
Mihalis Papagiannakis, Greek journalist and politician (b. 1941)
2009
Peter Zezel, Canadian ice hockey and soccer player (b. 1965)
2008
Sydney Pollack, American actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1934)
2008
Zita Urbonaitė, Lithuanian cyclist (b. 1973)
2007
Jack Edward Oliver, English illustrator (b. 1942)
2007
Howard Porter, American basketball player (b. 1948)
2006
Édouard Michelin, French businessman (b. 1963)
2006
Kevin O'Flanagan, Irish footballer and physician (b. 1919)
2005
Eddie Albert, American actor (b. 1906)
2005
Chico Carrasquel, Venezuelan baseball player and manager (b. 1928)
2005
Ruth Laredo, American pianist and educator (b. 1937)
2005
Leslie Smith, English businessman, co-founded Lesney Products (b. 1918)
2004
Nikolai Chernykh, Russian astronomer (b. 1931)
2003
Kathleen Winsor, American journalist and author (b. 1919)
2002
Mamo Wolde, Ethiopian runner (b. 1932)
2001
Vittorio Brambilla, Italian race car driver (b. 1937)
2001
Anne Haney, American actress (b. 1934)
2001
Moven Mahachi, Zimbabwean soldier and politician, Zimbabwean Minister of Defence (b. 1952)
2001
Dona Massin, Canadian actress and choreographer (b. 1917)
1999
Paul Sacher, Swiss conductor and philanthropist (b. 1906)
1999
Waldo Semon, American chemist and engineer (b. 1898)
1997
Ralph Horween, American football player and coach (b. 1896)
1995
Friz Freleng, American animator, director, and producer (b. 1906)
1994
Sonny Sharrock, American guitarist (b. 1940)
1989
Don Revie, English footballer and manager (b. 1927)
1984
Elizabeth Peer, American journalist (b. 1936)
1979
George Brent, Irish-American actor (b. 1904)
1978
Cybele Andrianou, Greek actress (b. 1887)
1976
Martin Heidegger, German philosopher and academic (b. 1889)
1974
Silvio Moser, Swiss race car driver (b. 1941)
1969
Paul Hawkins, Australian race car driver (b. 1937)
1969
Allan Haines Loughead, American engineer, co-founded the Lockheed Corporation (b. 1889)
1966
Elizabeth Dilling, American author and activist (b. 1894)
1959
Philip Kassel, American gymnast (b. 1876)
1956
Al Simmons, American baseball player and coach (b. 1902)
1955
Alberto Ascari, Italian race car driver (b. 1918)
1954
Lionel Conacher, Canadian football player and politician (b. 1900)
1951
Lincoln Ellsworth, American explorer (b. 1880)
1948
Torsten Bergström, Swedish actor and director (b. 1896)
1944
Christian Wirth, German SS officer (b. 1885)
1943
Edsel Ford, American businessman (b. 1893)
1943
Alice Tegnér, Swedish organist, composer, and educator (b. 1864)
1939
Charles Horace Mayo, American physician, co-founded Mayo Clinic (b. 1865)
1933
Horatio Bottomley, English financier, journalist, and politician (b. 1860)
1933
Jimmie Rodgers, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1897)
1926
Srečko Kosovel, Slovenian poet (b. 1904)
1924
Victor Herbert, Irish-American cellist, composer, and conductor, founded the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (b. 1859)
1914
Jacob August Riis, Danish-American journalist, photographer, and reformer (b. 1849)
1908
Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, Indian religious leader, founded the Ahmadiyya movement (b. 1835)
1904
Georges Gilles de la Tourette, French physician and neurologist (b. 1857)
1902
Almon Brown Strowger, American soldier and inventor (b. 1839)
1883
Abdelkader El Djezairi, Algerian ruler (b. 1808)
1881
Jakob Bernays, German philologist and academic (b. 1824)
1840
Sidney Smith, English admiral and politician (b. 1764)
1824
Capel Lofft, English lawyer (b. 1751)
1818
Michael Andreas Barclay de Tolly, Russian field marshal and politician, Governor-General of Finland (b. 1761)
1818
Manuel Rodríguez Erdoíza, Chilean lawyer and guerrilla leader (b. 1785)
1799
James Burnett, Lord Monboddo, Scottish linguist, biologist, and judge (b. 1714)
1762
Alexander Gottlieb Baumgarten, German philosopher and academic (b. 1714)
1746
Thomas Southerne, Irish playwright (b. 1660)
1742
Pylyp Orlyk, Ukrainian diplomat (b. 1672)
1703
Samuel Pepys, English politician (b. 1633)
1685
Charles II, German elector palatine (b. 1651)
1679
Ferdinand Maria, Elector of Bavaria (b. 1636)
1653
Robert Filmer, English theorist and author (b. 1588)
1648
Vincent Voiture, French poet and author (b. 1597)
1552
Sebastian Münster, German cartographer and cosmographer (b. 1488)
1536
Francesco Berni, Italian poet (b. 1498)
1512
Bayezid II, Ottoman sultan (b. 1447)
1421
Mehmed I, Ottoman sultan (b. 1389)
1362
Louis I, king of Naples (b. 1320)
1339
Aldona Ona, queen of Poland
1250
Peter I, duke of Brittany
1055
Adalbert, margrave of Austria
1035
Berenguer Ramon I, Spanish nobleman (b. 1005)
946
Edmund I, king of England (b. 921)
926
Yuan Xingqin, Chinese general and governor
818
Ali al-Ridha, Saudi Arabian 8th of The Twelve Imams
735
Bede, English monk, historian, and theologian
604
Augustine of Canterbury, Benedictine monk and archbishop

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