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On This Day in History:  May 30

May 30 is the 150th day of the year (151st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 215 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2018
South Carolina Lottery says no prize for 71,000 'winning' tickets. The South Carolina Education Lottery says players who thought they won $500 from a December 2017 game, will not receive their winnings.
2017
Top N.Y. lottery winners probably lost millions. One of the top New York Lottery winners won Quick Draw prizes of $600 or more at least 1,400 times in the last seven years, but according to statisticians he probably lost a lot of money doing it.
2016
Wyoming Lottery expansion faces hurdles despite state money woes. Expanding the Wyoming Lottery could significantly help a state losing millions of dollars in revenue from its declining minerals extraction industry, but the odds of success in the Wyoming legislature are not great.
2013
$123M EuroMillions lottery winner claims prize. The UK winner of Tuesday's £81.4 million Euro Millions jackpot has claimed the prize, but they are unsure whether to remain anonymous or not.
2013
Maryland Lottery teams up with Super Bowl champs. The Maryland Lottery and the Baltimore Ravens have joined forces for the fifth year in a row to produce a scratch game that will kick off in July.
2012
N.Y. lottery winner's gain hurts his home town. One Green Island, New York, resident's Lottery bonanza could be a financial nightmare for the village's tiny school system.
2010
Powerball lottery jackpot raised to $260M. The multi-state Powerball lottery drawing happened last night once again without any jackpot winners, causing the new jackpot for Wednesday's drawing to grow to an estimated $260 million, with a cash option of $134.2 million.
2007
$63M Powerball lottery jackpot claimed by New Mexico man. A Los Ojos, New Mexico, man stepped forward today to claim a $62.8 million Powerball jackpot one week after the New Mexico Lottery announced that the winning ticket from the May 23 drawing had been sold in New Mexico.
2005
One Idaho lottery ticket wins $220.3 million Powerball jackpot. Someone who bought a Powerball lottery ticket in Boise, Idaho over the weekend has won a $220.3 million jackpot, the 10th-largest jackpot ever awarded by the multistate lottery, officials said yesterday.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$444 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 31, 2019
2.$344.6 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 1, 2019
3.$302 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 31, 2017
4.$261.6 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 2, 2010
5.$260 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jun 2, 2015
6.$235 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 31, 2016
7.$200 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 1, 2011
8.€160.48 Million
US$178.68 Million
Draw Date
May 30, 2019
9.$173 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 31, 2014
10.$171 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 30, 2015
11.€139 Million
US$155.18 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
May 30, 2017
12.€116 Million
US$152.35 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jun 1, 2012
13.$146 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 30, 2012
14.€78 Million
US$106.27 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
May 30, 2014
15.€90 Million
US$105.05 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Jun 1, 2018
16.$100 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 1, 2016
17.€89.18 Million
US$99.31 Million
Draw Date
May 31, 2016
18.$97 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jun 1, 2018
19.$92 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 31, 2005
20.€74 Million
US$86.37 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jun 1, 2018
21.$75 Million
Draw Date
Jun 2, 2004
21.$75 Million
Draw Date
Jun 2, 2004
23.$74.3 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 31, 1995
24.$71.8 Million
Draw Date
May 31, 2014
25.$65 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 30, 2017

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1989
Tuesday, May 30, 1989
30 years old
1984
Wednesday, May 30, 1984
35 years old
1983
Monday, May 30, 1983
36 years old
1982
Sunday, May 30, 1982
37 years old
1979
Wednesday, May 30, 1979
40 years old
1970
Saturday, May 30, 1970
49 years old
1964
Saturday, May 30, 1964
55 years old
1960
Monday, May 30, 1960
59 years old
(year not provided)
(year not provided)
(year not provided)

Worldwide Events On This Day

2013
Nigeria passes a law banning same-sex marriage.
2012
Former Liberian president Charles Taylor is sentenced to 50 years in prison for his role in atrocities committed during the Sierra Leone Civil War.
2008
Convention on Cluster Munitions is adopted.
2003
Depayin massacre: At least 70 people associated with the National League for Democracy are killed by government-sponsored mob in Burma. Aung San Suu Kyi flees the scene, but is arrested soon afterwards.
1998
The 6.5 MwAfghanistan earthquake shook the Takhar Province of northern Afghanistan with a maximum Mercalli intensity of VII (Very strong), killing around 4,000-4,500.
1998
Nuclear Testing: Pakistan conducts an underground test in the Kharan Desert. It is reported to be a plutonium device with yield of 20kt TNT equivalent.
1989
Tiananmen Square protests of 1989: The 33-foot high "Goddess of Democracy" statue is unveiled in Tiananmen Square by student demonstrators.
1982
Cold War: Spain joins NATO.
1975
European Space Agency is established.
1974
The Airbus A300 passenger aircraft first enters service.
1972
The Angry Brigade goes on trial over a series of 25 bombings throughout the United Kingdom.
1972
In Ben Gurion Airport (at the time: Lod Airport), Israel, members of the Japanese Red Army carry out the Lod Airport massacre, killing 24 people and injuring 78 others.
1971
Mariner program: Mariner 9 is launched to map 70% of the surface, and to study temporal changes in the atmosphere and surface, of Mars.
1968
Charles de Gaulle reappears publicly after his flight to Baden-Baden, Germany, and dissolves the French National Assembly by a radio appeal. Immediately after, less than one million of his supporters march on the Champs-Élysées in Paris. This is the turning point of May 1968 events in France.
1967
The Nigerian Eastern Region declares independence as the Republic of Biafra, sparking a civil war.
1966
Former Congolese Prime Minister, Évariste Kimba, and several other politicians are publicly executed in Kinshasa on the orders of President Joseph Mobutu.
1963
A protest against pro-Catholic discrimination during the Buddhist crisis is held outside South Vietnam's National Assembly, the first open demonstration during the eight-year rule of Ngo Dinh Diem.
1961
The long-time Dominican dictator Rafael Trujillo is assassinated in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
1959
The Auckland Harbour Bridge, crossing the Waitematā Harbour in Auckland, New Zealand, is officially opened by Governor-GeneralCharles Lyttelton, 10th Viscount Cobham.
1958
Memorial Day: The remains of two unidentified American servicemen, killed in action during World War II and the Korean War respectively, are buried at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery.
1948
A dike along the flooding Columbia River breaks, obliterating Vanport, Oregon within minutes. Fifteen people die and tens of thousands are left homeless.
1943
The Holocaust: Josef Mengele becomes chief medical officer of the Zigeunerfamilienlager (Romani family camp) at Auschwitz concentration camp.
1942
World War II: One thousand British bombers launch a 90-minute attack on Cologne, Germany.
1941
World War II: Manolis Glezos and Apostolos Santas climb the Athenian Acropolis and tear down the German flag.
1937
Memorial Day massacre: Chicago police shoot and kill ten labor demonstrators.
1925
May Thirtieth Movement: Shanghai Municipal Police Force shoot and kill 13 protesting workers.
1922
The Lincoln Memorial is dedicated in Washington, D.C..
1917
Alexander I becomes king of Greece.
1914
The new, and then the largest, Cunardocean linerRMS Aquitania, 45,647 tons, sets sails on her maiden voyage from Liverpool, England, to New York City.
1913
The Treaty of London is signed, ending the First Balkan War; Albania becomes an independent nation.
1911
At the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the first Indianapolis 500 ends with Ray Harroun in his Marmon Wasp becoming the first winner of the 500-mile auto race.
1899
Pearl Hart, a female outlaw of the Old West, robs a stage coach 30 miles southeast of Globe, Arizona.
1883
In New York City, a stampede on the recently opened Brooklyn Bridge killed twelve people.
1876
Ottoman sultan Abdülaziz is deposed and succeeded by his nephew Murad V.
1868
Decoration Day (the predecessor of the modern "Memorial Day") is observed in the United States for the first time (by "Commander-in-chief of the Grand Army of the Republic" John A. Logan's proclamation on May 5).
1854
The Kansas-Nebraska Act becomes law establishing the US territories of Kansas and Nebraska.
1845
The Fatel Razack coming from India, lands in the Gulf of Paria in Trinidad and Tobago carrying the first Indians to the country.
1842
John Francis attempts to murder Queen Victoria as she drives down Constitution Hill in London with Prince Albert.
1834
Minister of Justice Joaquim António de Aguiar issues a law seizing "all convents, monasteries, colleges, hospices and any other houses" from the Catholic religious orders in Portugal, earning him the nickname of "The Friar-Killer".
1815
The East IndiamanArniston is wrecked during a storm at Waenhuiskrans, near Cape Agulhas, in present-day South Africa, with the loss of 372 lives.
1814
Napoleonic Wars: War of the Sixth Coalition: The Treaty of Paris (1814) is signed returning French borders to their 1792 extent. Napoleon is exiled to Elba.
1806
Future U.S. President Andrew Jackson kills Charles Dickinson in a duel.
1642
From this date all honors granted by Charles I of England are retroactively annulled by Parliament.
1635
Thirty Years' War: The Peace of Prague is signed.
1631
Publication of Gazette de France, the first French newspaper.
1588
The last ship of the Spanish Armada sets sail from Lisbon heading for the English Channel.
1574
Henry III becomes King of France.
1539
In Florida, Hernando de Soto lands at Tampa Bay with 600 soldiers with the goal of finding gold.
1536
King Henry VIII of England marries Jane Seymour, a lady-in-waiting to his first two wives.
1510
During the reign of the Zhengde Emperor, Ming dynasty rebel leader Zhu Zhifan is defeated by commander Qiu Yue, ending the Prince of Anhua rebellion.
1434
Hussite Wars: Battle of Lipany: Effectively ending the war, Utraquist forces led by Diviš Bořek of Miletínek defeat and almost annihilate Taborite forces led by Prokop the Great.
1431
Hundred Years' War: In Rouen, France, the 19-year-old Joan of Arc is burned at the stake by an English-dominated tribunal. The Roman Catholic Church remembers this day as the celebration of Saint Joan of Arc.
1416
The Council of Constance, called by Emperor Sigismund, a supporter of Antipope John XXIII, burns Jerome of Prague following a trial for heresy.
1381
Beginning of the Peasants' Revolt in England.
AD 70
Siege of Jerusalem: Titus and his Roman legions breach the Second Wall of Jerusalem. Jewish defenders retreat to the First Wall. The Romans build a circumvallation, cutting down all trees within fifteen kilometres.

Births On This Day

1996
Beatriz Haddad Maia, Brazilian tennis player
1994
Ivars Punnenovs, Latvian ice hockey player
1994
Scott Laughton, Canadian ice hockey player
1994
Madeon, French electronic music producer
1992
Danielle Harold, English actress.
1991
Jonathan Fox, English swimmer
1990
Mustafa Akbaş, Turkish footballer
1990
Im Yoona, South Korean singer and actress
1990
Andrei Loktionov, Russian ice hockey player
1989
Lesia Tsurenko, Ukrainian tennis player
1989
Ailee, Korean-American singer and songwriter
1988
Antonio Winterstein, New Zealand-Samoan rugby league player
1986
Nikolay Bodurov, Bulgarian footballer
1985
Igor Kurnosov, Russian chess player (d. 2013)
1985
Igor Lewczuk, Polish footballer
1985
Aaron Volpatti, Canadian ice hockey player
1984
Sham Kwok Fai, Hong Kong footballer
1984
Matt Maguire, Australian footballer
1984
Jordan Palmer, American football player
1984
Alexander Sulzer, German ice hockey player
1982
Eddie Griffin, American basketball player (d. 2007)
1982
James Simpson-Daniel, English rugby player
1981
Devendra Banhart, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1981
Gianmaria Bruni, Italian race car driver
1981
Ahmad Elrich, Australian footballer
1981
Remy Ma, American rapper
1981
Lars Møller Madsen, Danish handball player
1981
Hisanori Takada, Japanese footballer
1980
Steven Gerrard, English footballer
1980
Ilona Korstin, Russian basketball player
1980
Ryōgo Narita, Japanese author
1979
Mike Bishai, Canadian ice hockey player
1979
Clint Bowyer, American race car driver
1979
Francis Lessard, Canadian ice hockey player
1977
Rachael Stirling, English actress
1977
Federico Vilar, Argentinian-Italian footballer
1976
Radoslav Nesterović, Slovenian-Greek basketball player
1976
Magnus Norman, Swedish tennis player and coach
1976
Margaret Okayo, Kenyan runner
1975
Evan Eschmeyer, American basketball player
1975
Brian Fair, American singer-songwriter
1975
Andy Farrell, English rugby player and coach
1975
Marissa Mayer, American computer scientist and businesswoman
1974
Big L, American rapper (d. 1999)
1974
Kostas Chalkias, Greek footballer
1974
CeeLo Green, American singer-songwriter, pianist, producer, and actor
1974
David Wilkie, American ice hockey player and coach
1972
Manny Ramirez, Dominican-American baseball player and coach
1971
Paul Grayson, English rugby player and coach
1971
Duncan Jones, English director, producer, and screenwriter
1971
Idina Menzel, American singer-songwriter and actress
1971
Jiří Šlégr, Czech ice hockey player and politician
1971
Adrian Vowles, Australian rugby league player and sportscaster
1969
Naomi Kawase, Japanese director, producer, and screenwriter
1969
Ryuhei Kitamura, Japanese director, producer, and screenwriter
1968
Jason Kenney, Canadian lawyer and politician, 40th Canadian Minister of National Defence
1968
Zacarias Moussaoui, French citizen, sentenced to life in prison related to September 11 attacks
1967
Tim Burgess, English singer-songwriter
1967
Rechelle Hawkes, Australian hockey player
1967
Sven Pipien, German-American bass player
1966
Thomas Häßler, German footballer and manager
1966
Stephen Malkmus, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1965
Troy Coker, Australian rugby player
1965
Billy Donovan, American basketball player and coach
1965
Iginio Straffi, Italian animator and producer, founded Rainbow S.r.l.
1964
Wynonna Judd, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actress
1964
Andrea Montermini, Italian race car driver
1964
Tom Morello, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
1963
Michel Langevin, Canadian drummer and songwriter
1963
Élise Lucet, French journalist
1963
Helen Sharman, English chemist and astronaut
1962
Kevin Eastman, American author and illustrator, co-created the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
1962
Richard Fuller, English lawyer and politician
1962
Tim Loughton, English businessman and politician
1962
Tonya Pinkins, American actress and singer
1961
Harry Enfield, English actor, director, and screenwriter
1961
Bob Yari, Iranian-American director and producer
1959
Phil Brown, English footballer, coach, and manager
1959
Randy Ferbey, Canadian curler
1959
Frank Vanhecke, Belgian politician
1958
Eugene Belliveau, Canadian football player
1958
Marie Fredriksson, Swedish singer-songwriter and pianist
1958
Steve Israel, American lawyer and politician
1958
Michael López-Alegría, Spanish-American captain, pilot, and astronaut
1958
Ted McGinley, American actor
1957
Michael Clayton, Australian golfer
1956
Tim Lucas, American author, screenwriter, and critic
1955
Topper Headon, English drummer and songwriter (The Clash)
1955
Jacqueline McGlade, English-Canadian biologist, ecologist, and academic
1955
Caroline Swift, English lawyer and judge
1955
Colm Tóibín, Irish novelist, poet, playwright, and critic
1953
Jim Hunter, Canadian skier
1953
Colm Meaney, Irish actor
1952
Daniel Grodnik, American screenwriter and producer
1952
Kerry Fraser, Canadian ice hockey player, referee, and sportscaster
1951
Zdravko Čolić, Bosnian Serb singer-songwriter
1951
Fernando Lugo, Paraguayan bishop and politician, President of Paraguay
1951
Stephen Tobolowsky, American actor, singer, and director
1950
Bertrand Delanoë, French politician, 14th Mayor of Paris
1950
Paresh Rawal, Indian actor, producer, and politician
1950
Joshua Rozenberg, English lawyer, journalist, and author
1949
P.J. Carlesimo, American basketball player and coach
1949
Paul Coleridge, English lawyer and judge
1949
Bob Willis, English cricketer and sportscaster
1948
Johan De Muynck, Belgian former professional road racing cyclist
1948
Michael Piller, American screenwriter and producer (d. 2005)
1948
David Thorpe, Australian rules footballer
1947
Jocelyne Bourassa, Canadian golfer
1946
Allan Chapman, English historian and author
1945
Gladys Horton, American singer (d. 2011)
1944
Lenny Davidson, English guitarist and songwriter (The Dave Clark Five)
1944
Meredith MacRae, American actress (d. 2000)
1944
Stav Prodromou, Greek-American engineer and businessman
1943
Anders Michanek, Swedish motorcycle racer
1943
Gale Sayers, American football player and philanthropist
1942
John Gladwin, English bishop
1942
Carole Stone, English journalist and author
1940
Jagmohan Dalmiya, Indian cricket administrator (d. 2015)
1940
Gilles Villemure, Canadian-American ice hockey player
1939
Michael J. Pollard, American actor
1939
Dieter Quester, Austrian race car driver
1939
Tim Waterstone, Scottish businessman, founded Waterstones
1938
Billie Letts, American author and educator (d. 2014)
1937
Christopher Haskins, Anglo-Irish businessman, life peer, and British politician
1937
Rick Mather, American-English architect (d. 2013)
1936
Keir Dullea, American actor
1935
Ruta Lee, Canadian-American actress and dancer
1935
Guy Tardif, Canadian academic and politician (d. 2005)
1934
Alexei Leonov, Russian general, pilot, and cosmonaut
1934
Alketas Panagoulias, Greek footballer and manager (d. 2012)
1932
Ray Cooney, English actor and playwright
1932
Pauline Oliveros, American accordion player and composer (d. 2016)
1932
Ivor Richard, Baron Richard, Welsh politician and diplomat, British Ambassador to the United Nations (d. 2018)
1931
Larry Silverstein, American real estate magnate
1930
Mark Birley, English businessman, founded Annabel's (d. 2007)
1930
Robert Ryman, American painter
1929
Georges Gilson, French archbishop
1928
Pro Hart, Australian painter (d. 2006)
1928
Agnès Varda, Belgian-French director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2019)
1927
Joan Birman, American mathematician
1927
Clint Walker, American actor and singer (d. 2018)
1927
Billy Wilson, Australian rugby league player and coach (d. 1993)
1926
Johnny Gimble, American country/western swing musician (Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys) (d. 2015)
1925
John Henry Marks, English physician and author
1924
Anthony Dryden Marshall, American CIA officer and diplomat (d. 2014)
1922
Hal Clement, American author and educator (d. 2003)
1920
Franklin J. Schaffner, Japanese-American director and producer (d. 1989)
1919
René Barrientos, Bolivian general and politician, 55th President of Bolivia (d. 1969)
1918
Pita Amor, Mexican poet and author (d. 2000)
1918
Bob Evans, American businessman, founded Bob Evans Restaurants (d. 2007)
1916
Justin Catayée, French soldier and politician (d. 1962)
1916
Mort Meskin, American illustrator (d. 1995)
1914
Akinoumi Setsuo, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 37th Yokozuna (d. 1979)
1912
Julius Axelrod, American biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2004)
1912
Erich Bagge, German physicist and academic (d. 1996)
1912
Hugh Griffith, Welsh actor (d. 1980)
1912
Millicent Selsam, American author and academic (d. 1996)
1912
Joseph Stein, American playwright and author (d. 2010)
1910
Harry Bernstein, English-American journalist and author (d. 2011)
1909
Jacques Canetti, French music executive and talent agent (d. 1997)
1909
Freddie Frith, English motorcycle road racer (d. 1988)
1909
Benny Goodman, American clarinet player, songwriter, and bandleader (d. 1986)
1908
Hannes Alfvén, Swedish physicist and engineer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1995)
1908
Mel Blanc, American voice actor (d. 1989)
1907
Germaine Tillion, French anthropologist and academic (d. 2008)
1906
Bruno Gröning, German mystic and author (d. 1959)
1903
Countee Cullen, American poet and author (d. 1946)
1902
Stepin Fetchit, American actor and dancer (d. 1985)
1901
Alfred Karindi, Estonian pianist and composer (d. 1969)
1901
Cornelia Otis Skinner, American actress and author (d. 1979)
1899
Irving Thalberg, American screenwriter and producer (d. 1936)
1898
John Gilroy, English artist and illustrator (d. 1985)
1897
Frank Wise, Australian politician, 16th Premier of Western Australia (d. 1986)
1896
Howard Hawks, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1977)
1895
Maurice Tate, English cricketer (d. 1956)
1894
Hubertus van Mook, Dutch politician, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies (d. 1965)
1892
Fernando Amorsolo, Filipino painter (d. 1972)
1890
Roger Salengro, French soldier and politician, French Minister of the Interior (d. 1936)
1887
Alexander Archipenko, Ukrainian-American sculptor and illustrator (d. 1964)
1887
Emil Reesen, Danish pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1964)
1886
Laurent Barré, Canadian lawyer and politician (d. 1964)
1886
Randolph Bourne, American theorist and author (d. 1918)
1885
Villem Grünthal-Ridala, Estonian poet and linguist (d. 1942)
1884
Siegmund Glücksmann, German soldier and politician (d. 1942)
1883
Sandy Pearce, Australian rugby league player (d. 1930)
1882
Wyndham Halswelle, English runner and soldier (d. 1915)
1881
Georg von Küchler, German field marshal (d. 1968)
1879
Colin Blythe, English cricketer and soldier (d. 1917)
1879
Konstantin Ramul, Estonian psychologist and academic (d. 1975)
1875
Giovanni Gentile, Italian philosopher and academic (d. 1944)
1874
Ernest Duchesne, French physician (d. 1912)
1869
Grace Andrews, American mathematician (d. 1951)
1862
Mirza Alakbar Sabir, Azerbaijani philosopher and poet (d. 1911)
1846
Peter Carl Fabergé, Russian goldsmith and jeweler (d. 1920)
1845
Amadeo I, Spanish king (d. 1890)
1844
Félix Arnaudin, French poet and photographer (d. 1921)
1835
Alfred Austin, English author, poet, and playwright (d. 1913)
1820
Pierre-Joseph-Olivier Chauveau, Canadian lawyer and politician, 1st Premier of Quebec (d. 1890)
1819
William McMurdo, English general (d. 1894)
1814
Mikhail Bakunin, Russian philosopher and theorist (d. 1876)
1814
Eugène Charles Catalan, Belgian-French mathematician and academic (d. 1894)
1800
Henri-Marie-Gaston Boisnormand de Bonnechose, French cardinal (d. 1883)
1797
Georg Amadeus Carl Friedrich Naumann, German mineralogist and geologist (d. 1873)
1768
Étienne Marie Antoine Champion de Nansouty, French general (d. 1815)
1757
Henry Addington, 1st Viscount Sidmouth, English politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1844)
1719
Roger Newdigate, English politician (d. 1806)
1718
Wills Hill, 1st Marquess of Downshire, English politician, Secretary of State for the Colonies (d. 1793)
1686
Antonina Houbraken, Dutch illustrator (d. 1736)
1623
John Egerton, 2nd Earl of Bridgewater, English politician, Lord Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire (d. 1686)
1599
Samuel Bochart, French Protestant biblical scholar (d. 1667)
1580
Fadrique de Toledo, 1st Marquis of Villanueva de Valdueza (d. 1634)
1464
Barbara of Brandenburg, Bohemian queen (d. 1515)
1423
Georg von Peuerbach, German mathematician and astronomer (d. 1461)
1201
Theobald IV, count of Champagne (d. 1253)
1010
Ren Zong, Chinese emperor (d. 1063)

Deaths On This Day

2016
Tom Lysiak, Polish-Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1953)
2016
Rick MacLeish, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1950)
2015
Beau Biden, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 44th Attorney General of Delaware (b. 1969)
2015
Joël Champetier, Canadian author and screenwriter (b. 1957)
2015
L. Tom Perry, American religious leader and member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (b. 1922)
2014
Hienadz Buraukin, Belarusian poet, journalist, and diplomat (b. 1936)
2014
Henning Carlsen, Danish director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1927)
2014
Joan Lorring, British actress (b. 1926)
2014
Leonidas Vasilikopoulos, Greek admiral (b. 1932)
2013
Jayalath Jayawardena, Sri Lankan physician and politician (b. 1953)
2013
Larry Jones, American football player and coach (b. 1933)
2012
John Fox, American comedian, actor, and screenwriter (b. 1957)
2012
Andrew Huxley, English physiologist and biophysicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1917)
2012
Gerhard Pohl, German economist and politician (b. 1937)
2012
Jack Twyman, American basketball player and sportscaster (b. 1934)
2011
Isikia Savua, Fijian police officer and diplomat (b. 1952)
2011
Saleem Shahzad, Pakistani journalist (b. 1970)
2011
Marek Siemek, Polish philosopher and historian (b. 1942)
2011
Clarice Taylor, American actress (b. 1917)
2011
Rosalyn Sussman Yalow, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1921)
2010
Yuri Chesnokov, Russian volleyball player and coach (b. 1933)
2010
Dufferin Roblin, Canadian commander and politician, 14th Premier of Manitoba (b. 1917)
2009
Torsten Andersson, Swedish painter and illustrator (b. 1926)
2009
Susanna Haapoja, Finnish politician (b. 1966)
2009
Ephraim Katzir, Israeli biophysicist and politician, 4th President of Israel (b. 1916)
2007
Jean-Claude Brialy, Algerian-French actor and director (b. 1933)
2007
Birgit Dalland, Norwegian politician (b. 1907)
2007
Gunturu Seshendra Sarma, Indian poet and critic (b. 1927)
2006
Shohei Imamura, Japanese director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1926)
2006
David Lloyd, New Zealand biologist and academic (b. 1938)
2006
Robert Sterling, American actor (b. 1917)
2005
Gérald Leblanc, Acadian poet (b. 1945)
2005
Tomasz Pacyński, Polish journalist and author (b. 1958)
2005
Alma Ziegler, American baseball player and stenographer (b. 1918)
2001
Denis Whitaker, Canadian general and historian (b. 1915)
2000
Tex Beneke, American saxophonist and bandleader (b. 1914)
1999
Kalju Lepik, Estonian poet and author (b. 1920)
1996
Léon-Étienne Duval, French cardinal (b. 1903)
1996
Alo Mattiisen, Estonian composer (b. 1961)
1995
Ted Drake, English footballer and manager (b. 1912)
1995
Lofty England, English-Austrian engineer (b. 1911)
1995
Bobby Stokes, English footballer (b. 1951)
1994
Ezra Taft Benson, American religious leader, 13th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (b. 1899)
1994
Marcel Bich, Italian-French businessman, co-founded Société Bic (b. 1914)
1994
Agostino Di Bartolomei, Italian footballer (b. 1955)
1993
Sun Ra, American pianist, composer, and bandleader (b. 1914)
1986
Perry Ellis, American fashion designer, founded his own eponymous fashion brand (b. 1940)
1982
Albert Norden, German journalist and politician (b. 1904)
1981
Don Ashby, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1955)
1981
Ziaur Rahman, Bangladeshi general and politician, 7th President of Bangladesh (b. 1936)
1980
Carl Radle, American bass player and producer (b. 1942)
1978
Jean Deslauriers, Canadian violinist, composer, and conductor (b. 1909)
1976
Max Carey, American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1890)
1976
Mitsuo Fuchida, Japanese captain (b. 1902)
1975
Steve Prefontaine, American runner (b. 1951)
1975
Tatsuo Shimabuku, Japanese martial artist, founded Isshin-ryū (b. 1908)
1975
Michel Simon, Swiss-born French actor (b. 1895)
1971
Marcel Dupré, French organist and composer (b. 1886)
1967
Claude Rains, English-American actor (b. 1889)
1967
Georg Wilhelm Pabst, Austrian director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1885)
1965
Louis Hjelmslev, Danish linguist and academic (b. 1899)
1964
Isaac Babalola Akinyele, Nigerian king (b. 1882)
1964
Eddie Sachs, American race car driver (b. 1927)
1964
Leó Szilárd, Hungarian-American physicist and engineer (b. 1898)
1961
Rafael Trujillo, Dominican soldier and politician, 36th President of the Dominican Republic (b. 1891)
1960
Boris Pasternak, Russian poet, novelist, and literary translator, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1890)
1957
Piero Carini, Italian race car driver (b. 1921)
1955
Bill Vukovich, American race car driver (b. 1918)
1953
Dooley Wilson, American actor and singer (b. 1886)
1951
Hermann Broch, Austrian-American author (b. 1886)
1949
Emmanuel Célestin Suhard, French cardinal (b. 1874)
1948
József Klekl, Slovene-Hungarian priest and politician (b. 1874)
1947
Georg von Trapp, Austrian captain (b. 1880)
1946
Louis Slotin, Canadian physicist and chemist (b. 1910)
1941
Prajadhipok, Thai king (b. 1893)
1939
Floyd Roberts, American race car driver (b. 1904)
1934
Tōgō Heihachirō, Japanese admiral (b. 1848)
1926
Vladimir Steklov, Russian mathematician and physicist (b. 1864)
1925
Arthur Moeller van den Bruck, German historian and author (b. 1876)
1918
Georgi Plekhanov, Russian philosopher and theorist (b. 1856)
1912
Wilbur Wright, American pilot and businessman, co-founded the Wright Company (b. 1867)
1911
Milton Bradley, American businessman, founded the Milton Bradley Company (b. 1836)
1901
Victor D'Hondt, Belgian mathematician, lawyer, and jurist (b. 1841)
1892
Mary Hannah Gray Clarke, American author, correspondent, and poet (b. 1835)
1865
John Catron, American lawyer and judge (b. 1786)
1855
Mary Reibey, Australian businesswoman, (b. 1777)
1832
James Mackintosh, Scottish historian, jurist, and politician (b. 1765)
1829
Philibert Jean-Baptiste Curial, French general (b. 1774)
1778
Voltaire, French philosopher and author (b. 1694)
1778
José de la Borda, French/Spanish mining magnate in colonial Mexico (b. ca. 1700)
1770
François Boucher, French painter and set designer (b. 1703)
1744
Alexander Pope, English poet, essayist, and translator (b. 1688)
1718
Arnold van Keppel, 1st Earl of Albemarle, Dutch-English general (b. 1670)
1712
Andrea Lanzani, Italian painter (b. 1645)
1696
Henry Capell, 1st Baron Capell of Tewkesbury, English politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (b. 1638)
1670
John Davenport, English minister, co-founded the New Haven Colony (b. 1597)
1640
Peter Paul Rubens, German-Belgian painter (b. 1577)
1606
Guru Arjan Dev, fifth of the Sikh gurus (executed) (b. 1563)
1593
Christopher Marlowe, English poet and playwright (b. 1564)
1574
Charles IX of France (b. 1550)
1472
Jacquetta of Luxembourg, daughter of Pierre de Luxembourg (b. 1416)
1469
Lope de Barrientos, Castilianbishop (b. 1389)
1434
Prokop the Great, Czech general (b. 1380)
1431
Joan of Arc, French martyr and saint (b. 1412)
1416
Jerome of Prague, Czech martyr and theologian (b. 1379)
1376
Joan of Ponthieu, Dame of Epernon, French noblewoman
1347
John Darcy, 1st Baron Darcy de Knayth, English peer (b. 1290)
1252
Ferdinand III, king of Castile and León (b. 1199)
1159
Władysław II the Exile, High Duke of Poland and Duke of Silesia (b. 1105)
1035
Baldwin IV, count of Flanders (b. 980)
947
Ma Xifan, king of Chu (b. 899)
727
Hubertus, bishop Liège
531
Xiao Tong, prince of the Liang Dynasty (b. 501)

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