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On This Day in History:  May 4

May 4 is the 124th day of the year (125th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 241 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2020
Idaho lottery still a popular bet during pandemic worries. Despite a pandemic, many Idaho residents are apparently still feeling lucky.
2018
Canadian man wins lottery, celebrates birthday and retires on same day. A man in Canada has had a truly amazing 24 hours, winning CA$2 million (US$1.5 million) on the lottery on the same day as his birthday and retirement.
2017
Mississippi lawmaker forms group to study why lottery would be bad for state. The Mississippi House Speaker has created a study group, the purpose of which is to study why a lottery would be bad for Mississippi.
2016
Editorial calls for revamp of Oregon Lottery governance. Following the sudden firing of the Oregon Lottery director, the editorial staff of the Register-Guard is calling for a new governance structure befitting a billion-dollar enterprise.
2015
$75,000 California Lottery winner leaves with only $75. The search is on for a lottery winner in California who walked away with a much smaller prize than he actually won.
2014
Connecticut Lottery launches 5 Card Cash. Starting Sunday, May 4, Connecticut Lottery players will have a new midday game to play featuring a playing card theme is proving to be very popular throughout North America.
2010
Tenn. Lottery uses other states' lotto numbers, headquarters flooded. The Tennessee Lottery closed its Nashville headquarters office Monday, due to flooding conditions.
2009
Tennessee Lottery shortfall requires reserves. The state of Tennessee probably will have to pull about $10 million from reserves to keep lottery scholarships fully funded this year, budget officials said after reporting a revenue shortfall last week.
2007
N.J. native wins $38M Calif. Lottery jackpot. A former New Jersey resident, who retired to California, followed his typical morning routine, but this time figured out that he had won $38 million in the California SuperLotto Plus drawing the night before.
2006
Powerball lottery jackpot growing quickly: $73 million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Wednesday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $73 million, with a cash option of $32.6 million.
2006
Rising Gas Prices Not Helping Lottery Ticket Sales. Some believe the high price of gas is holding back lottery ticket sales in North Carolina.
2006
Wake County leading N.C. lottery sales. The North Carolina Education Lottery sold more than $100 million worth of lottery tickets in its first month of operation, and Wake County brought in more sales than any other county in the state.
2006
Texas Lottery audit finds security flaws. The Texas Lottery Commission needs to better enforce its computer system security policies and more effectively ensure that its main contractor is conducting background checks on its employees, according to a state auditor's report obtained Wednesday.
2005
Louisiana man claims $250,000 Lotto jackpot. A man from Houma has claimed the $250,000 Louisiana Lotto jackpot from the April 27th drawing, Louisiana Lottery Corp. officials said on Tuesday.
2005
Penn. couple collect $10.16 million Powerball lottery jackpot. A couple from Cranberry, Butler County, Pennsylvania received a check for $10.16 million from the state yesterday after winning the Powerball jackpot ticket drawn March 16.
2005
NY Court Of Appeals Rules Video Lottery Terminals Are Legal. New York's highest court has given the go-ahead for video lottery terminals.
2005
New machines bog down Colorado Lottery. The Colorado Lottery's switchover of computers has resulted in enormous problems, angry customers and long lines at checkout counters.
2004
Connecticut firefighter wins $2.6M. Litchfield, Conecticut resident James Lynch beat the odds when he became $2.6 million richer, winning the state's Classic Lottery jackpot on April 13.
2004
$2.5 million Illinois lottery ticket expires. A winning Illinois lottery ticket worth $2.5 million is now worthless because the one-year time limit to cash the ticket has passed.
2004
Student Loses $18,800 In Scam. An IUPUI student tricked into believing he had won an Internet sweepstakes lottery was bilked out of more than $18,000, campus police said.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$361.5 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 4, 2016
2.$273 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 7, 2019
3.$266 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 4, 2010
4.$215 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 5, 2018
4.$215 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 5, 2020
6.$200 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 5, 2000
7.$199 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 4, 2019
8.$191 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 4, 2013
9.$170 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 5, 2004
10.€123 Million
US$165.84 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
May 8, 2009
11.€146.59 Million
US$164.18 Million
Draw Date
May 4, 2019
12.$147 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 6, 2017
13.$143 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 4, 2018
14.$139 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 7, 2013
15.$138 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 6, 2016
16.$120 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 6, 2008
17.$118 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 4, 2012
18.$110 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 5, 2015
19.€90 Million
US$101.1 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
May 10, 2019
20.€90 Million
US$100.94 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
May 8, 2015
21.€77 Million
US$98 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
May 7, 2010
22.$92 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 6, 2009
22.$92 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 6, 2014
24.$90 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 4, 2001
25.€78.15 Million
US$89.27 Million
Draw Date
May 5, 2016

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1987
Monday, May 4, 1987
33 years old
1985
Saturday, May 4, 1985
35 years old
1979
Friday, May 4, 1979
41 years old
1975
Sunday, May 4, 1975
45 years old
1975
Sunday, May 4, 1975
45 years old
1972
Thursday, May 4, 1972
48 years old
1971
Tuesday, May 4, 1971
49 years old
1969
Sunday, May 4, 1969
51 years old
1968
Saturday, May 4, 1968
52 years old
1964
Monday, May 4, 1964
56 years old
1963
Saturday, May 4, 1963
57 years old
1954
Tuesday, May 4, 1954
66 years old
1948
Tuesday, May 4, 1948
72 years old
1944
Thursday, May 4, 1944
76 years old
1940
Saturday, May 4, 1940
80 years old
(year not provided)
(year not provided)

Worldwide Events On This Day

2014
Three people are killed and 62 injured in a pair of bombings on buses in Nairobi, Kenya.
2007
Greensburg, Kansas is almost completely destroyed by a 1.7 mi wide EF5tornado. It was the first-ever tornado to be rated as such with the new Enhanced Fujita scale.
2000
Ken Livingstone becomes the firstMayor of London.
1998
A federal judge in Sacramento, California, gives "Unabomber" Theodore Kaczynski four life sentences plus 30 years after Kaczynski accepts a plea agreement sparing him from the death penalty.
1994
Israeli Prime MinisterYitzhak Rabin and PLO leader Yasser Arafat sign a peace accord, granting self-rule in the Gaza Strip and Jericho.
1990
Latviaproclaims the renewal of its independence after the Soviet occupation.
1989
Iran-Contra affair: Former White House aide Oliver North is convicted of three crimes and acquitted of nine other charges; the convictions are later overturned on appeal.
1988
The PEPCON disaster rocks Henderson, Nevada, as tons of Space Shuttle fuel detonate during a fire.
1982
Twenty sailors are killed when the British Type 42 destroyerHMS Sheffield is hit by an ArgentinianExocet missile during the Falklands War.
1979
Margaret Thatcher becomes the first female Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
1978
The South African Defence Force attacks a SWAPO base at Cassinga in southern Angola, killing about 600 people.
1972
The Don't Make A Wave Committee, a fledgling environmental organization founded in Canada in 1971, officially changes its name to "Greenpeace Foundation".
1970
Vietnam War: Kent State shootings: The Ohio National Guard, sent to Kent State University after disturbances in the city of Kent the weekend before, opens fire killing four unarmed students and wounding nine others. The students were protesting the Cambodian Campaign of the United States and South Vietnam.
1961
American civil rights movement: The "Freedom Riders" begin a bus trip through the South.
1961
Malcolm Ross and Victor Prather attain a new altitude record for manned balloon flight ascending in the Strato-Lab V open gondola to 113,740 feet (34.67 km).
1959
The 1st Annual Grammy Awards are held.
1953
Ernest Hemingway wins the Pulitzer Prize for The Old Man and the Sea.
1949
The entire Torino football team (except for two players who did not take the trip: Sauro Tomà, due to an injury and Renato Gandolfi, because of coach request) is killed in a plane crash.
1946
In San Francisco Bay, U.S. Marines from the nearby Treasure Island Naval Base stop a two-day riot at Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary; 5 people are killed in the riot.
1945
World War II: Neuengamme concentration camp near Hamburg is liberated by the British Army.
1945
World War II: The German surrender at Lüneburg Heath includes all Wehrmacht units in the Netherlands, Denmark and northwest Germany.
1942
World War II: The Battle of the Coral Sea begins with an attack by aircraft from the United States aircraft carrierUSS Yorktown on Japanese naval forces at Tulagi Island in the Solomon Islands. The Japanese forces had invaded Tulagi the day before.
1932
In Atlanta, mobsterAl Capone begins serving an eleven-year prison sentence for tax evasion.
1926
The United Kingdomgeneral strike begins.
1919
May Fourth Movement: Student demonstrations take place in Tiananmen Square in Beijing, China, protesting the Treaty of Versailles, which transferred Chinese territory to Japan.
1912
Italy occupies the Greek island of Rhodes.
1910
The Royal Canadian Navy is created.
1904
The United States begins construction of the Panama Canal.
1886
Haymarket affair: A bomb is thrown at policemen trying to break up a labor rally in Chicago, United States, killing eight and wounding 60. The police fire into the crowd.
1871
The National Association, the first professional baseball league, opens its first season in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
1869
The Naval Battle of Hakodate is fought in Japan.
1865
Surrender of the Confederate departments of Alabama, Mississippi and East Louisiana at Citronelle, Alabama.
1859
The Cornwall Railway opens across the Royal Albert Bridge linking Devon and Cornwall in England.
1836
Formation of Ancient Order of Hibernians
1814
Emperor Napoleon I of France arrives at Portoferraio on the island of Elba to begin his exile.
1814
King Ferdinand VII of Spain signs the Decree of the 4th of May, returning Spain to absolutism.
1799
Fourth Anglo-Mysore War: The Battle of Seringapatam: The siege of Seringapatam ends when the city is invaded and Tipu Sultan killed by the besieging British army, under the command of General George Harris.
1776
Rhode Island becomes the first American colony to renounce allegiance to King George III.
1686
The Municipality of Ilagan is founded in the Philippines.
1626
Dutch explorer Peter Minuit arrives in New Netherland (present day Manhattan Island) aboard the See Meeuw.
1493
Pope Alexander VI divides the New World between Spain and Portugal along the Line of Demarcation.
1471
Wars of the Roses: The Battle of Tewkesbury: Edward IV defeats a Lancastrian Army and kills Edward of Westminster, Prince of Wales.
1436
Assassination of the Swedish rebel (later national hero) Engelbrekt Engelbrektsson
1415
Religious reformers John Wycliffe and Jan Hus are condemned as heretics at the Council of Constance.
1256
The Augustinianmonastic order is constituted at the Lecceto Monastery when Pope Alexander IV issues a papal bullLicet ecclesiae catholicae.

Births On This Day

1996
Pelayo Roza, spanish sprint canoeist
1994
Abi Masatora, Japanese sumo wrestler
1994
Joseph Tapine, New Zealand rugby league player
1993
Jānis Bērziņš, Latvian basketball player
1992
Victor Oladipo, American basketball player
1991
Brianne Jenner, Canadian women's ice hockey player
1990
Irina Falconi, American tennis player
1990
Ryan Morgan, Australian rugby league player
1990
Duvashen Padayachee, Australian racing driver
1990
Andrea Torres, Filipino actress and model
1989
Dániel Gyurta, Hungarian swimmer
1989
Henna Lindholm, Finnish figure skater
1989
Rory McIlroy, Northern Irish golfer
1989
Aris Tatarounis, Greek basketball player
1989
James van Riemsdyk, American ice hockey player
1988
Radja Nainggolan, Belgian footballer
1987
Cesc Fàbregas, Spanish footballer
1987
Jorge Lorenzo, Spanish motorcycle racer
1986
Devan Dubnyk, Canadian ice hockey player
1986
George Hill, American basketball player
1985
Ravi Bopara, English cricketer
1985
Anthony Fedorov, Ukrainian-born American singer and actor
1985
Fernandinho, Brazilian footballer
1985
Jamie Adenuga, English MC and rapper
1984
Manjural Islam Rana, Bangladeshi cricketer (d. 2007)
1984
Brad Maddox, American wrestler and referee
1984
Sarah Meier, Swiss figure skater
1984
Montell Owens, American football player
1984
Kevin Slowey, American baseball player
1983
Daniel Christian, Australian cricketer
1983
Derek Roy, Canadian ice hockey player
1983
Robert Zwinkels, Dutch footballer
1982
Kleopas Giannou, Greek footballer
1982
Markus Rogan, Austrian swimmer
1982
Giorgos Tsiaras, Greek basketball player
1981
Eric Djemba-Djemba, Cameroon footballer
1981
Dallon Weekes, American singer-songwriter and musician
1980
Andrew Raycroft, Canadian ice hockey player
1979
Lance Bass, American singer, dancer, and producer
1979
Kristin Harmel, American journalist and author
1979
Marie Poissonnier, French pole vaulter
1979
Lesley Vainikolo, Tongan rugby player
1978
Erin Andrews, American sportscaster and journalist
1978
Igor Biscan, Croatian footballer
1978
Brett Burton, Australian footballer
1978
Vladimíra Uhlířová, Czech tennis player
1977
John Tripp, Canadian-German ice hockey player
1976
Ben Grieve, American baseball player
1976
Jason Michaels, American baseball player
1976
Indrek Visnapuu, Estonian basketball player and coach
1974
Miguel Cairo, Venezuelan baseball player and coach
1974
Tony McCoy, Northern Irish jockey and sportscaster
1973
Matthew Barnaby, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster
1973
Guillermo Barros Schelotto, Argentinian footballer and coach
1973
John Madden, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1972
Manny Aybar, Dominican baseball player
1972
Mike Dirnt, American bass player and songwriter
1971
Joe Borowski, American baseball player and sportscaster
1971
Miles Stewart, Australian triathlete
1970
Gregg Alexander, American singer-songwriter and producer
1970
Will Arnett, Canadian actor and producer
1970
Giovanni Mirabassi, Italian jazz musician
1970
Dawn Staley, American basketball player
1970
Paul Wiseman, New Zealand cricketer and coach
1969
Micah Aivazoff, Canadian ice hockey player
1969
Franz Resch, Austrian footballer and manager
1967
Kate Garraway, English journalist
1967
Ana Gasteyer, American actress and singer
1966
Jane McGrath, English-Australian activist, co-founded the McGrath Foundation (d. 2008)
1964
Silvia Costa, Cuban high jumper
1961
Jay Aston, English singer-songwriter and dancer
1960
Werner Faymann, Austrian politician, 28th Chancellor of Austria
1959
Valdemaras Chomičius, Lithuanian basketball player and coach
1959
Randy Travis, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
1959
Bob Tway, American golfer
1958
Delbert Fowler, American football player
1958
Keith Haring, American painter (d. 1990)
1958
Jane Kennedy, English politician
1958
Caroline Spelman, English politician, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
1957
Jaak Huimerind, Estonian architect
1957
Kathy Kreiner, Canadian skier
1957
Peter Sleep, Australian cricketer
1957
Marijke Vos, Dutch educator and politician
1956
Michael L. Gernhardt, American astronaut and engineer
1956
David Guterson, American novelist, short story writer, poet, and essayist
1956
Ken Oberkfell, American baseball player and coach
1954
Ryan Cayabyab, Filipino pianist, composer, and conductor
1953
Pia Zadora, American actress and singer
1952
Belinda Green, Australian beauty queen and 1972 Miss World
1951
Colin Bass, English bass player, songwriter, and producer
1951
Colleen Hanabusa, American lawyer and politician
1951
Jackie Jackson, American singer-songwriter and dancer
1950
Darryl Hunt, English bass player
1949
Graham Swift, English novelist and short story writer
1948
Alison Britton, English sculptor and educator
1948
Hurley Haywood, American racing driver
1948
King George Tupou V of Tonga, (d. 2012)
1947
John Bosley, Canadian businessman and politician, 31st Canadian Speaker of the House of Commons
1947
Ronald Sørensen, Dutch historian and politician
1947
Trivimi Velliste, Estonian politician, 17th Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs
1946
John Barnard, English car designer
1946
Gary Bauer, American political activist
1946
John Watson, British race car driver
1945
Jan Mulder, Dutch footballer and journalist
1944
Steve Liebmann, Australian radio and television host
1944
Russi Taylor, American voice actress
1943
Georgi Asparuhov, Bulgarian footballer (d. 1971)
1943
Mihail Chemiakin, Russian painter and sculptor
1943
Prasanta Pattanaik, Indian economist and academic
1942
Nickolas Ashford, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer (d. 2011)
1941
George Will, American journalist and author
1940
Robin Cook, American physician and author
1940
Peter Gregg, American racing driver and businessman (d. 1980)
1939
Neil Fox, English rugby player and coach
1939
Amos Oz, Israeli journalist and author
1939
Leon Rochefort, Canadian ice hockey player
1938
Tyrone Davis, American blues and soul singer (d. 2005)
1938
Carlos Monsiváis, Mexican journalist, author, and critic (d. 2010)
1938
Gillian Tindall, English historian and author
1937
Ron Carter, American bassist and educator
1937
Dick Dale, American surf-rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter (d. 2019)
1937
Wim Verstappen, Dutch director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2004)
1936
El Cordobés, Spanish bullfighter
1936
Med Hondo, Mauritanian filmmaker and actor
1933
J. Fred Duckett, American journalist and educator (d. 2007)
1932
Harlon Hill, American football player and coach (d. 2013)
1932
Alexander MacAra, Scottish epidemiologist and academic (d. 2012)
1931
Jan Pesman, Dutch speed skater (d. 2014)
1931
Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Russian conductor and educator (d. 2018)
1931
Thomas Stuttaford, English physician, journalist, and politician (d. 2018)
1930
Roberta Peters, American soprano (d. 2017)
1930
Katherine Jackson, matriarch of the Jackson family; mother of Michael Jackson
1929
Manuel Contreras, Chilean general (d. 2015)
1929
Audrey Hepburn, Belgian-British actress and humanitarian (d. 1993)
1928
Maynard Ferguson, Canadian trumpet player and bandleader (d. 2006)
1928
Thomas Kinsella, Irish poet, translator, and publisher
1928
Hosni Mubarak, Egyptian air marshal and politician, 4th President of Egypt
1928
Betsy Rawls, American golfer
1928
Wolfgang von Trips, German race car driver (d. 1961)
1926
David Stoddart, Baron Stoddart of Swindon, English politician
1925
Jenő Buzánszky, Hungarian footballer and coach (d. 2015)
1925
Maurice R. Greenberg, American businessman and philanthropist
1923
Stanley Biber, American soldier and physician (d. 2006)
1923
Ed Cassidy, American jazz and rock drummer (d. 2012)
1923
Assi Rahbani, Lebanese composer and producer (d. 1986)
1923
Eric Sykes, British actor and comedian (d. 2012)
1923
John Toner, American football player and coach (d. 2014)
1922
Paul-Émile Charbonneau, Canadian archbishop (d. 2014)
1922
Eugenie Clark, American biologist and academic (d. 2015)
1921
Patsy Garrett, American actress and singer (d. 2015)
1921
John van Kesteren, Dutch-American tenor and actor (d. 2008)
1921
Edo Murtić, Croatian painter, sculptor, and illustrator (d. 2005)
1919
Dory Funk, American wrestler and trainer (d. 1973)
1919
Basil Yamey, South African-English economist and academic
1918
Tom Mead, Australian journalist and politician (d. 2004)
1918
Kakuei Tanaka, Japanese soldier and politician, 64th Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1993)
1917
Edward T. Cone, American pianist and composer (d. 2004)
1917
Nick Joaquin, Filipino writer, journalist and historian (d. 2004)
1916
Jane Jacobs, American-Canadian journalist, author, and activist (d. 2006)
1916
Richard Proenneke, American soldier, carpenter, and meteorologist (d. 2003)
1914
Maedayama Eigorō, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 39th Yokozuna (d. 1971)
1913
John Broome, American author (d. 1999)
1913
Princess Katherine of Greece and Denmark (d. 2007)
1911
Evald Seepere, Estonian boxer (d. 1990)
1908
Wolrad Eberle, German decathlete (d. 1949)
1907
Lincoln Kirstein, American soldier and playwright, co-founded the New York City Ballet (d. 1996)
1907
Walter Walsh, American target shooter and FBI agent (d. 2014)
1906
Gustav Bergmann, Austrian-American philosopher from the Vienna Circle (d. 1987)
1905
Al Dexter, American country singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1984)
1903
Luther Adler, American actor (d. 1984)
1903
Paul Demel, Czech actor (d. 1951)
1902
Ronnie Aird, English cricketer and administrator (d. 1986)
1902
Cola Debrot, Dutch physician, lawyer, and politician (d. 1981)
1890
Franklin Carmichael, Canadian painter (d. 1945)
1889
Francis Spellman, American cardinal (d. 1967)
1887
Andrew Dasburg, French-American painter (d. 1979)
1884
Richard Baggallay, English army officer and cricketer (d. 1975)
1883
Wang Jingwei, Chinese politician (d. 1944)
1852
Alice Liddell, English model (d. 1934)
1851
Thomas Dewing, American painter (d. 1938)
1827
John Hanning Speke, English soldier and explorer (d. 1864)
1826
Frederic Edwin Church, American painter (d. 1900)
1825
Thomas Henry Huxley, English biologist, anatomist, and academic (d. 1895)
1825
Augustus Le Plongeon, English-American historian, photographer, and academic (d. 1908)
1822
Charles Boucher de Boucherville, Canadian physician and politician, 3rd Premier of Quebec (d. 1915)
1820
Julia Gardiner Tyler, American wife of John Tyler, 11th First Lady of the United States (d. 1889)
1820
John Whiteaker, American soldier, judge, and politician, 1st Governor of Oregon (d. 1902)
1796
Horace Mann, American educator and politician (d. 1859)
1796
William Pennington, American lawyer and politician, 13th Governor of New Jersey, 23rd Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (d. 1862)
1796
William H. Prescott, American historian and scholar (d. 1859)
1772
Friedrich Arnold Brockhaus, German publisher (d. 1823)
1770
François Gérard, French painter (d. 1837)
1767
Tyagaraja, Indian composer (d. 1847)
1757
Manuel Tolsá, Spanish sculptor and first director of the Academy of San Carlos in Mexico City (d. 1816)
1752
John Brooks, American soldier and politician, 11th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1825)
1733
Jean-Charles de Borda, French mathematician, physicist, and sailor (d. 1799)
1715
Richard Graves, English minister and author (d. 1804)
1677
Françoise-Marie de Bourbon, French noblewoman (d.1749)
1655
Bartolomeo Cristofori, Italian instrument maker, invented the piano (d. 1731)
1649
Chhatrasal, Indian ruler (d. 1731)
1634
Katherine Ferrers, English aristocrat and heiress (d. 1660)
1559
Alice Spencer, English noblewoman (d. 1637)
1008
Henry I, king of France (d. 1060)
1006
Khwaja Abdullah Ansari, Persian mystic and poet (d. 1088)

Deaths On This Day

2016
Jean-Baptiste Bagaza, Burundian politician (b. 1946)
2015
William Bast, American screenwriter and author (b. 1931)
2015
Ellen Albertini Dow, American actress (b. 1913)
2015
Marv Hubbard, American football player (b. 1946)
2014
Dick Ayers, American author and illustrator (b. 1924)
2014
Elena Baltacha, Ukrainian-Scottish tennis player (b. 1983)
2014
Edgar Cortright, American scientist and engineer (b. 1923)
2014
Helga Königsdorf, German physicist and author (b. 1938)
2014
Ross Lonsberry, Canadian-American ice hockey player (b. 1947)
2014
Jean-Paul Ngoupandé, Central African politician, Prime Minister of the Central African Republic (b. 1948)
2013
Otis R. Bowen, American physician and politician, 44th Governor of Indiana (b. 1918)
2013
Christian de Duve, English-Belgian cytologist and biochemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1917)
2013
Javier Diez Canseco, Peruvian sociologist and politician (b. 1948)
2013
Mario Machado, Chinese-American journalist and actor (b. 1935)
2013
Morgan Morgan-Giles, English admiral and politician (b. 1914)
2013
César Portillo de la Luz, Cuban guitarist and composer (b. 1922)
2012
Mort Lindsey, American pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1923)
2012
Bob Stewart, American television producer, founded Stewart Tele Enterprises (b. 1920)
2012
Adam Yauch, American rapper and director (b. 1964)
2012
Rashidi Yekini, Nigerian footballer (b. 1963)
2011
Sammy McCrory, Northern Irish footballer (b. 1924)
2009
Dom DeLuise, American actor, director, and producer (b. 1933)
2008
Fred Baur, American chemist and founder of Pringles (b. 1918)
2005
David Hackworth, American colonel and journalist (b. 1930)
2004
David Reimer, Canadian victim of a botched circumcision and transgender reassignment surgery (b. 1965)
2001
Bonnie Lee Bakley, American model, wife of Robert Blake (b. 1956)
2000
Hendrik Casimir, Dutch physicist and academic (b. 1909)
1995
Connie Wisniewski, American baseball player (b. 1922)
1993
France Štiglic, Slovenian film director and screenwriter (b. 1919)
1992
Gregor Mackenzie, Scottish politician (b. 1927)
1991
Mohammed Abdel Wahab, Egyptian singer-songwriter and mandolin player (b. 1902)
1990
Emily Remler, American guitarist (b. 1957)
1988
Lillian Estelle Fisher, American historian of Spanish America (b. 1891)
1987
Paul Butterfield, American singer and harmonica player (b. 1942)
1987
Cathryn Damon, American actress (b. 1930)
1985
Fikri Sönmez, Turkish tailor and politician (b. 1938)
1985
Clarence Wiseman, English-Canadian 10th General of The Salvation Army (b. 1907)
1984
Diana Dors, English actress (b. 1931)
1983
Nino Sanzogno, Italian conductor and composer (b. 1911)
1981
C. Loganathan, Sri Lankan banker (b. 1913)
1980
Josip Broz Tito, Yugoslav field marshal and politician, 1st President of Yugoslavia (b. 1892)
1976
Frank Strahan, Australian public servant (b. 1886)
1975
Moe Howard, American actor, singer, and screenwriter (b. 1897)
1973
Jane Bowles, American author and playwright (b. 1917)
1972
Edward Calvin Kendall, American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1886)
1969
Osbert Sitwell, English-Italian author and poet (b. 1892)
1964
Karl Robert Pusta, Estonian politician, 4th Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1883)
1955
George Enescu, Romanian pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1881)
1953
Alexandre Pharamond, French rugby player (b. 1876)
1945
Fedor von Bock, German field marshal (b. 1880)
1941
Chris McKivat, Australian rugby player and coach (b. 1880)
1938
Kanō Jigorō, Japanese founder of judo (b. 1860)
1938
Carl von Ossietzky, German journalist and activist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1889)
1924
E. Nesbit, English author and poet (b. 1858)
1923
Ralph McKittrick, American golfer and tennis player (b. 1877)
1922
Viktor Kingissepp, Estonian politician (b. 1888)
1919
Milan Rastislav Štefánik, Slovak general and politician (b. 1880)
1916
Ned Daly, Irish rebel commander (Easter Rising) (b. 1891)
1916
John Murray, Australian politician, 23rd Premier of Victoria (b. 1851)
1916
Joseph Plunkett, Irish rebel and writer (b. 1887)
1916
Willie Pearse, Irish rebel (b. 1891)
1903
Gotse Delchev, Macedonian Bulgarian revolutionary IMRO (b. 1872)
1901
John Jones Ross, Canadian lawyer and politician, 7th Premier of Quebec (b. 1831)
1880
Edward Clark, American lawyer and politician, 8th Governor of Texas (b. 1815)
1859
Joseph Diaz Gergonne, French mathematician and philosopher (b. 1771)
1858
Aimé Bonpland, French botanist and explorer (b. 1773)
1839
Denis Davydov, Russian general and poet (b. 1784)
1824
Joseph Joubert, French author (b. 1754)
1816
Samuel Dexter, American lawyer and politician, 4th United States Secretary of War, 3rd United States Secretary of the Treasury (b. 1761)
1811
Nikolay Kamensky, Russian general (b. 1776)
1799
Tipu, ruler of Mysore (b. 1750)
1790
Matthew Tilghman, American politician (b. 1718)
1776
Jacques Saly, French painter and sculptor (b. 1717)
1774
Anthony Ulrich of Brunswick, Prussian nobleman (b. 1714)
1737
Eustace Budgell, English journalist and politician (b. 1686)
1734
James Thornhill, English painter and politician (b. 1675)
1729
Louis Antoine de Noailles, French cardinal (b. 1651)
1684
John Nevison, English criminal (b. 1639)
1677
Isaac Barrow, English mathematician and theologian (b. 1630)
1626
Arthur Lake, English bishop and scholar (b. 1569)
1615
Adriaan van Roomen, Flemish priest and mathematician (b. 1561)
1605
Ulisse Aldrovandi, Italian naturalist (b. 1522)
1604
Claudio Merulo, Italian organist and composer (b. 1533)
1571
Pierre Viret, Swiss theologian and reformer (b. 1511)
1566
Luca Ghini, Italian physician and botanist (b. 1490)
1562
Lelio Sozzini, Italian Protestant theologian (b. 1525)
1535
John Houghton, Carthusian monk and saint
1519
Lorenzo de' Medici, duke of Urbino (b. 1492)
1506
Husayn Mirza Bayqara, Timurid ruler of Herat (b. 1438)
1483
George Neville, Duke of Bedford (b. 1457)
1471
Edward of Westminster, Prince of Wales, son and heir of Henry VI of England (b. 1453)
1471
Edmund Beaufort, 4th Duke of Somerset (b. 1438)
1436
Engelbrekt Engelbrektsson, Swedish rebel leader
1406
Coluccio Salutati, chancellor of Florence (b. 1331)
1038
Gotthard of Hildesheim, German bishop (b. 960)
1003
Herman II, duke of Swabia
784
Arbeo, bishop of Freising
408
Venerius, archbishop of Milan

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