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On This Day in History:  May 27

May 27 is the 147th day of the year (148th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 218 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2018
Louisiana man rescues $200,000 lottery ticket from the trash. A Louisiana man who won a $200,000 jackpot said he had to rescue the winning ticket from the trash after it was thrown away by a family member.
2015
Sick mother accuses daughter of stealing $1 million lottery prize. A "dollar and a dream" has turned into a $1 million legal nightmare — with a Brooklyn, New York, woman accusing her daughter of running off with her jackpot.
2014
How to win the lottery (happily). If you have won the lottery, or if you plan to do so, please keep reading this column. The information is vital not just to your happiness but also to the progress of social science.
2013
$50M Powerball jackpot to be split 3 ways. Three lucky winners will be able to spend the holiday weekend as newly-minted millionaires.
2011
Lottery winner faces murder trial in Detroit landlord's death. A Michigan Lottery millionaire was ordered on Thursday to stand trial for first-degree premeditated murder.
2009
Joint task force created to stop Jamaica lottery scams. The feds are cracking down on Jamaican lottery scams, which bilked Americans out of more than $30 million last year, authorities said Tuesday.
2009
Oregon Lottery contributions critical to athletic department. The University of Oregon athletic department likes to say it is "self-sufficient," but without the financial assistance it receives from the Oregon Lottery, the department would be in the red.
2009
Players can get credit for Iowa lottery error. The Iowa Lottery says it will pay qualified players after an operator error on its computer system vendor interrupted its "Big Beepin' Deal" promotion.
2008
Couple loses 'lucky' lottery numbers, wins $27 million. A couple from Etobicoke won the 10th largest Lotto Super 7 jackpot with a quick pick, since they had lost their lucky numbers last year.
2008
Yahoo files suit against 'lottery' spammers. Yahoo Inc. said Tuesday it filed a lawsuit against "Yahoo Lottery" spammers for unlawfully sending e-mail messages to Internet users for the purpose of deceiving them into believing that they have won a lottery or prize offered by Yahoo!.
2008
$196M Ohio lottery winner trying to claim anonymously?. The winner of the $196 million Mega Millions winning ticket sold in Ohio last week hasn't stepped forward yet, but there are indications that he or she might want to remain anonymous.
2004
Powerball Jackpot Soars To $51 Million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Wednesday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $51 million, with a cash option of $26.4 million.
2004
One winner takes $58 million NY Lotto. One lucky New York Lottery player matched all six Lotto numbers drawn Wednesday night to win the record jackpot of $58 million.
2004
First Triple Rollover for UK Lotto to Spark Ticket Frenzy. The UK Lotto will see its first ever triple rollover jackpot this weekend, with a top prize of at least £21.5 million (US$39.2 million). If only one person matches all six numbers, they will become the largest single winner. Operators Camelot are now warning people 'buy early to avoid disappointment' because no extra tickets will go on sale above the usual quota.
2004
Mass. Lottery to replace Mass Millions with new game. Massachusetts Lottery officials are replacing Mass Millions with Cash WinFall, a game aimed at increasing the odds of winning.
2004
NY man wins $1 million lottery scratch game. On May 14, Salvatore Mancuso of Williamsville, New York bought a Moo-La-Millions ticket at the Tops on Maple Road in Amherst, scratched off the game ticket, and discovered that he won.

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.$275 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 27, 2017
4.$233 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 29, 2015
5.$232 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 27, 2009
6.$220 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 29, 2010
7.$218 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 27, 2016
8.$215 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 28, 2005
9.€159.31 Million
US$178.04 Million
Draw Date
May 28, 2019
10.$171 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 28, 2011
11.€139 Million
US$155.18 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
May 30, 2017
12.$154 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 27, 2015
13.$152 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 28, 2014
14.$146 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 30, 2012
15.€99 Million
US$130.03 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
May 29, 2012
16.€94 Million
US$121.12 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
May 28, 2013
17.$114 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 27, 2020
18.€90 Million
US$105.05 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Jun 1, 2018
19.€88.19 Million
US$97.99 Million
Draw Date
May 28, 2016
20.$97 Million
Draw Date
May 29, 2010
21.€66 Million
US$90 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
May 27, 2014
22.$90 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 28, 2016
23.$84 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 29, 2018
24.$80 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 27, 2005
25.€66 Million
US$76.27 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
May 29, 2018

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1981
Wednesday, May 27, 1981
38 years old
1975
Tuesday, May 27, 1975
44 years old
1966
Friday, May 27, 1966
53 years old
1963
Monday, May 27, 1963
56 years old
1962
Sunday, May 27, 1962
57 years old
1960
Friday, May 27, 1960
59 years old
1958
Tuesday, May 27, 1958
61 years old
1957
Monday, May 27, 1957
62 years old
1952
Tuesday, May 27, 1952
67 years old
(year not provided)
(year not provided)

Worldwide Events On This Day

2018
2018 Maryland flood event occurs throughout the Patapsco Valley causing 1 death and an destroying the entire first floors of buildings in Main St, Ellicott City and causing cars to overturn.
2016
Barack Obama is the first president of United States to visit Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and meet Hibakusha.
2006
The 6.4 MwYogyakarta earthquake shakes central Java with an MSK intensity of VIII (Damaging), leaving more than 5,700 dead and 37,000 injured.
2001
Members of the Islamist separatist group Abu Sayyafseize twenty hostages from an affluent island resort on Palawan in the Philippines; the hostage crisis would not be resolved until June 2002.
1998
Oklahoma City bombing: Michael Fortier is sentenced to 12 years in prison and fined $200,000 for failing to warn authorities about the terrorist plot.
1997
The 1997 Central Texas tornado outbreak occurs, spawning multiple tornadoes in Central Texas, including the F5 that killed 27 in Jarrell.
1996
First Chechen War: the Russian President Boris Yeltsin meets with Chechnyan rebels for the first time and negotiates a cease-fire.
1980
The Gwangju Massacre: Airborne and army troops of South Korea retake the city of Gwangju from civil militias, killing at least 207 and possibly many more.
1975
Dibbles Bridge coach crash near Grassington, in North Yorkshire, England, kills 33 - the highest ever death toll in a road accident in the United Kingdom.
1971
The Dahlerau train disaster, the worst railway accident in West Germany, kills 46 people and injures 25 near Wuppertal.
1971
Pakistani forces massacre over 200 civilians, mostly Bengali Hindus, in the Bagbati massacre.
1967
Australians vote in favor of a constitutional referendum granting the Australian government the power to make laws to benefit Indigenous Australians and to count them in the national census.
1967
The U.S. Navy aircraft carrierUSS John F. Kennedy is launched by Jacqueline Kennedy and her daughter Caroline.
1965
Vietnam War: American warships begin the first bombardment of National Liberation Front targets within South Vietnam.
1962
The Centralia mine fire is ignited in the town's landfill above a coal mine.
1960
In Turkey, a military coup removes President Celâl Bayar and the rest of the democratic government from office.
1958
First flight of the McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II.
1942
World War II: In Operation Anthropoid, Reinhard Heydrich is fatally wounded in Prague; he dies of his injuries eight days later.
1941
World War II: U.S. PresidentFranklin D. Roosevelt proclaims an "unlimited national emergency".
1941
World War II: The German battleship Bismarck is sunk in the North Atlantic killing almost 2,100 men.
1940
World War II: In the Le Paradis massacre, 99 soldiers from a Royal Norfolk Regiment unit are shot after surrendering to German troops; two survive.
1937
In California, the Golden Gate Bridge opens to pedestrian traffic, creating a vital link between San Francisco and Marin County, California.
1935
New Deal: The Supreme Court of the United States declares the National Industrial Recovery Act to be unconstitutional in A.L.A. Schechter Poultry Corp. v. United States, (295 U.S. 495).
1933
New Deal: The U.S. Federal Securities Act is signed into law requiring the registration of securities with the Federal Trade Commission.
1933
The Walt Disney Company releases the cartoonThree Little Pigs, with its hit song "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?"
1930
The 1,046 feet (319 m) Chrysler Building in New York City, the tallest man-made structure at the time, opens to the public.
1927
The Ford Motor Company ceases manufacture of the Ford Model T and begins to retool plants to make the Ford Model A.
1919
The NC-4 aircraft arrives in Lisbon after completing the first transatlantic flight.
1917
Pope Benedict XVpromulgates the 1917 Code of Canon Law, the first comprehensive codification of Catholic canon law in the legal history of the Catholic Church.
1905
Russo-Japanese War: The Battle of Tsushima begins.
1896
The F4-strength 1896 St. Louis-East St. Louis tornado hits in St. Louis, Missouri, and East St. Louis, Illinois, killing at least 255 people and causing $2.9 billion in damage (1997 US dollars).
1883
Alexander III is crowned Tsar of Russia.
1874
The first group of Dorsland trekkers under the leadership of Gert Alberts leaves Pretoria.
1863
American Civil War: First Assault on the Confederate works at the Siege of Port Hudson.
1860
Giuseppe Garibaldi begins his attack on Palermo, Sicily, as part of the Italian unification.
1813
War of 1812: In Canada, American forces capture Fort George.
1799
War of the Second Coalition: Austrian forces defeat the French at Winterthur, Switzerland.
1798
The Battle of Oulart Hill takes place in Wexford, Ireland; Irish rebel leaders defeat and kill a detachment of militia.
1703
TsarPeter the Great founds the city of Saint Petersburg.
1644
Manchu regent Dorgon defeats rebel leader Li Zicheng of the Shun dynasty at the Battle of Shanhai Pass, allowing the Manchus to enter and conquer the capital city of Beijing.
1257
Richard, 1st Earl of Cornwall, and his wife, Sanchia of Provence, are crowned King and Queen of the Germans at Aachen Cathedral.
1199
John is crowned King of England.
1153
Malcolm IV becomes King of Scotland.
1120
Richard III of Capua is anointed as Prince two weeks before his untimely death.
1096
Count Emicho enters Mainz, where his followers massacre Jewish citizens.

Births On This Day

1994
Aymeric Laporte, French footballer
1992
Aaron Brown, Canadian sprinter
1991
Sebastien Dewaest, Belgian footballer
1991
Tim Lafai, Samoan rugby league player
1991
Ksenia Pervak, Russian tennis player
1991
Eneli Vals, Estonian footballer
1990
Yenew Alamirew, Ethiopian runner
1990
Chris Colfer, American actor and singer
1990
Marcus Kruger, Swedish ice hockey player
1989
Igor Morozov, Estonian footballer
1989
Ben Pringle, English footballer
1988
Vontae Davis, American football player
1988
Irina Davydova, Russian hurdler
1988
Garrett Richards, American baseball pitcher
1988
Tyler Sash, American football player (d. 2015)
1987
Gervinho, Ivorian footballer
1987
Bella Heathcote, Australian actress
1987
Eric Kolelas, French-English actor and director
1987
Bora Paçun, Turkish basketball player
1987
Matt Prior, Australian rugby league player
1987
Martina Sablikova, Czech speed skater and cyclist
1986
Conor Cummins, Manx motorcycle racer
1986
Bamba Fall, Senegalese basketball player
1986
Lasse Schöne, Danish footballer
1985
Chiang Chien-ming, Taiwanese baseball player
1985
Roberto Soldado, Spanish footballer
1984
Blake Ahearn, American basketball player
1984
Miguel González, Mexican baseball pitcher
1981
Alina Cojocaru, Romanian ballerina
1981
Johan Elmander, Swedish footballer
1980
Craig Buntin, Canadian figure skater
1979
Michael Buonauro, American author and illustrator (d. 2004)
1979
Mile Sterjovski, Australian footballer
1978
Adin Brown, American soccer player
1977
Abderrahmane Hammad, Algerian high jumper
1977
Mahela Jayawardene, Sri Lankan cricketer
1976
Marcel Fässler, Swiss race car driver
1975
André 3000, American rapper
1975
Michael Hussey, Australian cricketer
1975
Jamie Oliver, English chef and author
1975
Feryal Özel, Turkish astrophysicist, astronomer, and academic
1974
Skye Edwards, British singer-songwriter
1974
Denise van Outen, English actress, singer, and television host
1974
Derek Webb, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1974
Danny Wuerffel, American football player
1973
Jack McBrayer, American actor and comedian
1973
Tana Umaga, New Zealand rugby player and coach
1973
Yorgos Lanthimos, Greek film video, and theatre director, producer and screenwriter
1972
Todd Demsey, American golfer
1972
Antonio Freeman, American football player
1972
Maxim Sokolov, Russian ice hockey player
1971
Mathew Batsiua, Nauruan politician
1971
Paul Bettany, English actor
1971
Wayne Carey, Australian footballer and coach
1971
Kaur Kender, Estonian author
1971
Lisa Lopes, American rapper and dancer (d. 2002)
1971
Lee Sharpe, English footballer
1971
Grant Stafford, South African tennis player
1971
Sophie Walker, British politician, leader of the Women's Equality Party
1971
Petroc Trelawny, British radio and television broadcaster
1970
Michele Bartoli, Italian cyclist
1970
Tim Farron, English educator and politician
1970
Joseph Fiennes, English actor
1970
Alex Archer, American-born Australian musician
1969
Todd Hundley, American baseball player
1969
Jeremy Mayfield, American race car driver
1969
Craig Federighi, American computer scientist and engineer
1968
Jeff Bagwell, American baseball player and coach
1968
Rebekah Brooks, English journalist
1968
Harun Erdenay, Turkish basketball player and coach
1968
Frank Thomas, American baseball player and sportscaster
1967
Paul Gascoigne, English footballer, coach, and manager
1967
Eddie McClintock, American actor
1966
Heston Blumenthal, English chef and author
1965
Pat Cash, Australian-English tennis player and sportscaster
1964
Adam Carolla, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
1963
Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Cuban pianist and composer
1963
Maria Walliser, Swiss skier
1962
Marcelino Bernal, Mexican footballer
1962
Ray Borner, Australian basketball player
1962
Steven Brill, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1962
Anthony A. Hyman, Israeli-English biologist and academic
1962
David Mundell, Scottish lawyer and politician, Secretary of State for Scotland
1962
Ravi Shastri, Indian cricketer and sportscaster
1961
José Luíz Barbosa, Brazilian runner and coach
1961
Peri Gilpin, American actress
1960
Gaston Therrien, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster
1958
Nick Anstee, English accountant and politician, 682nd Lord Mayor of London
1958
Neil Finn, New Zealand singer-songwriter and musician (Split Enz, Crowded House)
1958
Jesse Robredo, Filipino politician, 23rd Filipino Secretary of the Interior (d. 2012)
1957
Dag Terje Andersen, Norwegian politician, Norwegian Minister of Labour
1957
Nitin Gadkari, Indian lawyer and politician, Indian Minister of Transport
1957
Eddie Harsch, Canadian-American keyboard player and bass player (d. 2016)
1957
Siouxsie Sioux, English singer-songwriter, musician, and producer, former member of Siouxsie and the Banshees
1956
Cynthia McFadden, American journalist
1956
Rosemary Squire, English producer and manager, co-founded Ambassador Theatre Group
1956
Giuseppe Tornatore, Italian director and screenwriter
1955
Eric Bischoff, American wrestler, manager, and producer
1955
Richard Schiff, American actor, director, and producer
1955
Ian Tracey, English organist and conductor
1954
Pauline Hanson, Australian businesswoman, activist, and politician
1954
Jackie Slater, American football player and coach
1951
John Conteh, English boxer
1950
Dee Dee Bridgewater, American singer-songwriter and actress
1950
Makis Dendrinos, Greek basketball player and coach (d. 2015)
1949
Hugh Lowther, 8th Earl of Lonsdale, English politician
1949
Christa Vahlensieck, German runner
1948
Wubbo de Boer, Dutch civil servant (d. 2017)
1948
Pete Sears, English bass player
1948
Morning Glory Zell-Ravenheart, American occultist and author (d. 2014)
1947
Peter DeFazio, American politician
1947
Marty Kristian, German-Australian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
1947
Branko Oblak, Slovenian footballer and coach
1947
Riivo Sinijärv, Estonian politician, 19th Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs
1946
Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, Danish bassist and composer (d. 2005)
1946
John Williams, English motorcycle racer (d. 1978)
1945
Bruce Cockburn, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist
1944
Chris Dodd, American lawyer and politician
1944
Ingrid Roscoe, English historian and politician, Lord Lieutenant of West Yorkshire
1944
Alain Souchon, French singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
1943
Cilla Black, English singer and actress (d. 2015)
1943
Bruce Weitz, American actor
1942
Lee Baca, American police officer
1942
Piers Courage, English race car driver (d. 1970)
1942
Roger Freeman, Baron Freeman, English accountant and politician, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
1942
Robin Widdows, English race car driver
1940
Mike Gibson, Australian journalist and sportscaster (d. 2015)
1939
Simon Cairns, 6th Earl Cairns, English courtier and businessman
1939
Yves Duhaime, Canadian captain and politician
1939
Sokratis Kokkalis, Greek businessman
1939
Gerald Ronson, English businessman and philanthropist
1939
Lionel Sosa, Mexican-American advertising and marketing executive
1939
Don Williams, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2017)
1937
Allan Carr, American playwright and producer (d. 1999)
1936
Benjamin Bathurst, English admiral
1936
Louis Gossett, Jr., American actor and producer
1936
Marcel Masse, Canadian educator and politician, 29th Canadian Minister of National Defence (d. 2014)
1935
Daniel Colchico, American football player and coach (d. 2014)
1935
Mal Evans, British road manager of The Beatles (d. 1976)
1935
Jerry Kindall, American baseball player and coach (d. 2017)
1935
Ramsey Lewis, American jazz pianist and composer
1935
Lee Meriwether, American model and actress, Miss America 1955
1934
Ray Daviault, Canadian-American baseball player
1934
Harlan Ellison, American author and screenwriter
1933
Edward Samuel Rogers, Canadian businessman (d. 2008)
1933
Manfred Sommer, Spanish author and illustrator (d. 2007)
1931
André Barbeau, French-Canadian neurologist (d. 1986)
1931
John Chapple, English field marshal and politician, Governor of Gibraltar
1931
Bernard Fresson, French actor (d. 2002)
1931
Faten Hamama, Egyptian actress and producer (d. 2015)
1931
Philip Kotler, American author and professor
1930
John Barth, American novelist and short story writer
1930
William S. Sessions, American civil servant and judge, 8th Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation
1930
Eino Tamberg, Estonian composer and educator (d. 2010)
1928
Thea Musgrave, Scottish-American composer and educator
1927
Jüri Randviir, Estonian chess player and journalist (d. 1996)
1925
Tony Hillerman, American journalist and author (d. 2008)
1925
Frank Dempsey, American football player (d. 2013)
1924
Jaime Lusinchi, Venezuelan physician and politician, President of Venezuela (d. 2014)
1924
John Sumner, English-Australian director, founded the Melbourne Theatre Company (d. 2013)
1923
Henry Kissinger, German-American political scientist and politician, 56th United States Secretary of State, Nobel Prize laureate
1923
Sumner Redstone, American businessman and philanthropist
1922
Otto Carius, German lieutenant and pharmacist (d. 2015)
1922
Christopher Lee, English actor (d. 2015)
1922
John D. Vanderhoof, American banker and politician, 37th Governor of Colorado (d. 2013)
1921
Bob Godfrey, Australian-English animator, director, and voice actor (d. 2013)
1918
Yasuhiro Nakasone, Japanese commander and politician, 45th Prime Minister of Japan
1917
Harry Webster, English engineer (d. 2007)
1915
Ester Soré, Chilean singer-songwriter (d. 1996)
1915
Herman Wouk, American novelist
1912
John Cheever, American novelist and short story writer (d. 1982)
1912
Sam Snead, American golfer and sportscaster (d. 2002)
1912
Terry Moore, American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 1995)
1911
Hubert Humphrey, American journalist and politician, 38th Vice President of the United States (d. 1978)
1911
Teddy Kollek, Hungarian-Israeli politician, Mayor of Jerusalem (d. 2007)
1911
Vincent Price, American actor (d. 1993)
1909
Dolores Hope, American singer and philanthropist (d. 2011)
1907
Nicolas Calas, Swiss-American poet and critic (d. 1988)
1907
Rachel Carson, American biologist, environmentalist, and author (d. 1964)
1906
Buddhadasa, Thai monk and philosopher (d. 1993)
1906
Harry Hibbs, English footballer (d. 1984)
1906
Antonio Rosario Mennonna, Italian bishop (d. 2009)
1904
Chūhei Nambu, Japanese jumper and journalist (d. 1997)
1900
Lotte Toberentz, German overseer of the Nazi Uckermark concentration camp (d. 1964)
1900
Uładzimir Žyłka, Belarusian poet and translator (d. 1933)
1899
Johannes Türn, Estonian chess and draughts player (d. 1993)
1898
David Crosthwait, African-American engineer, inventor and writer (d. 1976)
1897
John Cockcroft, English physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1967)
1897
Dink Templeton, American rugby player and coach (d. 1962)
1895
Douglas Lloyd Campbell, Canadian educator and politician, 13th Premier of Manitoba (d. 1995)
1894
Louis-Ferdinand Céline, French physician and author (d. 1961)
1894
Dashiell Hammett, American detective novelist and screenwriter (d. 1961)
1891
Claude Champagne, Canadian violinist, pianist, and composer (d. 1965)
1891
Jaan Kärner, Estonian poet and author (d. 1958)
1888
Louis Durey, French composer (d. 1979)
1887
Frank Woolley, English cricketer (d. 1978)
1884
Max Brod, Czech journalist, author, and composer (d. 1968)
1883
Jessie Arms Botke, American painter (d. 1971)
1879
Karl Bühler, German-American linguist and psychologist (d. 1963)
1879
Hans Lammers, German judge and politician (d. 1962)
1878
Anna Cervin, Swedish artist (d. 1972)
1876
Ferdynand Antoni Ossendowski, Polish journalist and author (d. 1945)
1876
William Stanier, English engineer (d. 1965)
1875
Frederick Cuming, English cricketer (d. 1942)
1871
Georges Rouault, French painter and illustrator (d. 1958)
1868
Aleksa Šantić, Bosnian poet and author (d. 1924)
1867
Arnold Bennett, English author and playwright (d. 1931)
1863
Arthur Mold, English cricketer (d. 1921)
1860
Manuel Teixeira Gomes, Portuguese politician, 7th President of Portugal (d. 1941)
1857
Theodor Curtius, German chemist (d. 1928)
1852
Billy Barnes, English cricketer (d. 1899)
1837
Wild Bill Hickok, American police officer (d. 1876)
1836
Jay Gould, American businessman and financier (d. 1892)
1832
Zenas Ferry Moody, American surveyor and politician, 7th Governor of Oregon (d. 1917)
1827
Samuel F. Miller, American lawyer and politician (d. 1892)
1819
Julia Ward Howe, American poet and songwriter (d. 1910)
1818
Amelia Bloomer, American journalist and activist (d. 1894)
1815
Henry Parkes, English-Australian politician, 7th Premier of New South Wales (d. 1896)
1814
John Rudolph Niernsee, Viennese-born American architect (d.1885)
1794
Cornelius Vanderbilt, American businessman and philanthropist (d. 1877)
1774
Francis Beaufort, Irish hydrographer and officer in the Royal Navy (d. 1857)
1756
Maximilian I Joseph of Bavaria (d. 1825)
1738
Nathaniel Gorham, American merchant and politician, 14th President of the Continental Congress (d. 1796)
1652
Elizabeth Charlotte, Princess Palatine of Germany (d. 1722)
1651
Louis Antoine de Noailles, French cardinal (d. 1729)
1627
Anne Marie Louise d'Orléans, Duchess of Montpensier (d. 1693)
1626
William II, Prince of Orange (d. 1650)
1601
Antoine Daniel, French-Canadian missionary and saint (d. 1648)
1584
Michael Altenburg, German theologian and composer (d. 1640)
1576
Caspar Schoppe, German author and scholar (d. 1649)
1537
Louis IV, Landgrave of Hesse-Marburg (d. 1604)
1519
Girolamo Mei, Italian historian and theorist (d. 1594)
1378
Zhu Quan, Chinese military commander, historian and playwright (d. 1448)
1332
Ibn Khaldun, Tunisian historian and theologian (d. 1406)
742
Emperor Dezong of Tang (d. 805)

Deaths On This Day

2017
Gregg Allman, American musician, singer and songwriter (b. 1947)
2015
Erik Carlsson, Swedish race car driver (b. 1929)
2015
Nils Christie, Norwegian sociologist, criminologist, and author (b. 1928)
2015
Andy King, English footballer and manager (b. 1956)
2015
Michael Martin, American philosopher and academic (b. 1932)
2014
Robert Genn, Canadian painter and author (b. 1936)
2014
Helma Sanders-Brahms, German director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1940)
2014
Roberto Vargas, Puerto Rican-American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1929)
2014
Massimo Vignelli, Italian-American graphic designer (b. 1931)
2013
Jagjit Singh Lyallpuri, Indian politician (b. 1917)
2013
Bill Pertwee, English actor (b. 1926)
2013
Abdoulaye Sékou Sow, Malian politician, Prime Minister of Mali (b. 1931)
2012
Simeon Daniel, Nevisian educator and politician, 1st Premier of Nevis (b. 1934)
2012
Friedrich Hirzebruch, German mathematician and academic (b. 1927)
2012
David Rimoin, Canadian-American geneticist and academic (b. 1936)
2011
Jeff Conaway, American actor and singer (b. 1950)
2011
Margo Dydek, Polish-American basketball player (b. 1974)
2011
Gil Scott-Heron, American singer-songwriter and poet (b. 1949)
2010
Payut Ngaokrachang, Thai animator and director (b. 1929)
2009
Thomas M. Franck, American lawyer and academic (b. 1931)
2009
Clive Granger, Welsh-American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1934)
2009
Mona Grey, British nursing administrator; Northern Ireland's first Chief Nursing Officer
2009
Abram Hoffer, Canadian biochemist, physician, and psychiatrist (b. 1917)
2009
Gérard Jean-Juste, Haitian-American priest and theologian (b. 1946)
2009
Carol Anne O'Marie, American nun and author (b. 1933)
2009
William Refshauge, Australian soldier and physician (b. 1913)
2009
Paul Sharratt, English-American television host (b. 1933)
2008
Franz Künstler, Hungarian soldier (b. 1900)
2007
Izumi Sakai, Japanese singer-songwriter (b. 1967)
2007
Gretchen Wyler, American actress and dancer (b. 1932)
2007
Ed Yost, American inventor, created the hot air balloon (b. 1919)
2006
Rob Borsellino, American journalist (b. 1949)
2006
Paul Gleason, American actor (b. 1939)
2006
Craig Heyward, American football player (b. 1966)
2003
Luciano Berio, Italian composer and educator (b. 1925)
2000
Kazimierz Leski, Polish engineer and pilot (b. 1912)
2000
Murray MacLehose, Baron MacLehose of Beoch, Scottish politician and diplomat, 25th Governor of Hong Kong (b. 1917)
2000
Maurice Richard, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1921)
1998
Minoo Masani, Indian lawyer and politician (b. 1905)
1992
Uncle Charlie Osborne, American fiddler (b. 1890)
1991
Leopold Nowak, Austrian musicologist and theorist (b. 1904)
1990
Robert B. Meyner, American lawyer and politician, 44th Governor of New Jersey (b. 1908)
1989
Arseny Tarkovsky, Russian poet and translator (b. 1907)
1988
Hjördis Petterson, Swedish actress (b. 1908)
1988
Ernst Ruska, German physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1906)
1987
John Howard Northrop, American biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1891)
1986
Ismail al-Faruqi, Palestinian-American philosopher and academic (b. 1921)
1986
Ajoy Mukherjee, Indian politician, Chief Minister of West Bengal (b. 1901)
1986
Giorgos Tzifos, Greek actor and cinematographer (b. 1918)
1984
Vasilije Mokranjac, Serbian composer (b. 1923)
1980
Gün Sazak, Turkish agronomist and politician (b. 1932)
1971
Béla Juhos, Hungarian-Austrian philosopher from the Vienna Circle (b. 1901)
1971
Armando Picchi, Italian footballer and coach (b. 1935)
1969
Jeffrey Hunter, American actor and producer (b. 1926)
1967
W. Otto Miessner, American composer and educator (b. 1880)
1967
Ernst Niekisch, German academic and politician (b. 1889)
1964
Jawaharlal Nehru, Indian lawyer and politician, 1st Prime Minister of India (b. 1889)
1963
Grigoris Lambrakis, Greek physician and politician (b. 1912)
1960
James Montgomery Flagg, American painter and illustrator (b. 1877)
1953
Jesse Burkett, American baseball player and manager (b. 1868)
1949
Robert Ripley, American cartoonist, publisher, and businessman, founded Ripley's Believe It or Not! (b. 1890)
1947
Ed Konetchy, American baseball player and manager (b. 1885)
1945
Enno Lolling, German physician (b. 1888)
1943
Gordon Coates, New Zealand soldier and politician, 21st Prime Minister of New Zealand (b. 1878)
1942
Muhammed Hamdi Yazır, Turkish theologian, logician, and translator (b. 1878)
1941
Ernst Lindemann, German captain (b. 1894)
1941
Günther Lütjens, German admiral (b. 1889)
1939
Joseph Roth, Austrian-French journalist and author (b. 1894)
1933
Achille Paroche, French target shooter (b. 1868)
1919
Kandukuri Veeresalingam, Indian author and activist (b. 1848)
1918
Ōzutsu Man'emon, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 18th Yokozuna (b. 1869)
1910
Robert Koch, German physician and microbiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1843)
1896
Aleksandr Stoletov, Russian physicist, engineer, and academic (b. 1839)
1867
Thomas Bulfinch American mythologist (b. 1796)
1840
Niccolò Paganini, Italian violinist and composer (b. 1782)
1831
Jedediah Smith, American hunter, explorer, and author (b. 1799)
1797
François-Noël Babeuf, French journalist (b. 1760)
1781
Giovanni Battista Beccaria, Italian physicist and academic (b. 1716)
1707
Françoise-Athénaïs, marquise de Montespan, French mistress of Louis XIV of France (b. 1640)
1702
Dominique Bouhours, French priest and critic (b. 1628)
1690
Giovanni Legrenzi, Italian organist and composer (b. 1626)
1675
Gaspard Dughet, Italian-French painter (b. 1613)
1661
Archibald Campbell, 1st Marquess of Argyll, Scottish general and politician (b. 1607)
1637
John Boteler, 1st Baron Boteler of Brantfield, English politician (b. c. 1566)
1624
Diego Ramírez de Arellano, Spanish sailor and cosmographer (b. c. 1580)
1610
François Ravaillac, French assassin of Henry IV of France (b. 1578)
1564
John Calvin, French pastor and theologian (b. 1509)
1541
Margaret Pole, Countess of Salisbury (b. 1473)
1525
Thomas Müntzer, German mystic and theologian (b. 1488)
1508
Ludovico Sforza, Duke of Milan (b. 1452)
1508
Lucrezia Crivelli, mistress of Ludovico Sforza (b. 1452)
1444
John Beaufort, 1st Duke of Somerset, English commander (b. 1404)
1240
William de Warenne, 5th Earl of Surrey (b. 1166)
1178
Godfrey van Rhenen, bishop of Utrecht
1045
Bruno of Würzburg, imperial chancellor of Italy (b. c. 1005)
1039
Dirk III, Count of Holland (b. 981)
927
Simeon I of Bulgaria first Bulgarian Emperor(b. 864)
866
Ordoño I of Asturias (b. 831)
475
Eutropius, bishop of Orange
398
Murong Bao, emperor of the Xianbei state Later Yan (b. 355)
366
Procopius, Roman usurper (b. 325)

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