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On This Day in History:  November 17

November 17 is the 321st day of the year (322nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 44 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2017
Michigan Lottery cracks down on retailers who cheat customers. The Michigan Lottery is placing renewed emphasis on cracking down on lottery retailers that cheat customers in order to enrich themselves.
2015
NJ man goes on 10-store, 900-ticket lotto theft spree. An alleged lottery ticket thief was not lucky enough to get away with stealing 900 New Jersey Lottery tickets, let alone hit the potential $5 million jackpot, according to police.
2015
$7 million lottery winner sees new opportunities on the horizon. An Indiana man says winning $7 million from the Hoosier Lottery brings "a lot of opportunity," but that's not the first thing he said when he scratched off his winning Lottery ticket.
2015
NY judge sides with attorney general against fantasy sports websites. New York convinced a state court late Monday to reject demands from DraftKings and FanDuel — two popular fantasy sports operators — to issue restraining orders blocking the state attorney general from making good on his threats to shut them down in New York.
2014
N.Y. doorman who won lottery loses battle with cancer. A Park Avenue doorman who catapulted to fame after winning a $5 million jackpot has lost his battle with cancer.
2012
Retired chaplain cleans desk, finds $1 million winning lottery ticket. A retired hospice chaplain from Glen Ellyn, Illinois, was sitting on a $1 million winning lottery ticket for two months until two weeks ago when he decided to clean up his desk.
2011
Another man claims to have lost $254M Powerball ticket. A 21-year-old Danbury, Connecticut, man claims he had the winning ticket for the Nov. 2 Powerball drawing but lost it.
2010
Former W.V. Lottery inspector admits lying to feds. A former inspector with the West Virginia Lottery Commission admitted Wednesday that she lied to investigators about taking money from a former state delegate who ran an illegal gambling ring in West Virginia and Kentucky.
2010
Colossal Fail: Cowboys lottery game winners not getting tickets after all. Two winners of a Cowboys-themed scratch game from the Texas Lottery were advised by letter that they won 2011 Season tickets, but then the lottery informed them it was a clerical error, and they would not get the tickets.
2010
S.C. Lottery crowns 2 millionaires in raffle draw. The winning numbers have been selected in the South Carolina lottery game that is going to make two instant millionaires.
2009
Idaho Lottery Commission approves Mega Millions. The Idaho State Lottery Commission announced Tuesday that Mega Millions could start selling tickets in Idaho early as Jan. 31, 2010.
2009
Louisiana Lottery reports $7.6M in October lotto prizes. Traveling to New Jersey for Thanksgiving, making upgrades to a recently purchased property and repairing a pick-up truck are just some of the ways winners of the Louisiana Lottery's scratch-off games plan to spend the more than $6 million claimed in October.
2009
Pa. clerk stole $48K in lottery tickets. A woman faces a preliminary hearing on charges she stole $48,000 worth of instant-win Pennsylvania lottery tickets from the convenience store where she worked.
2009
Iowa joins multi-state Mega Millions lottery. Iowa Lottery players will soon be able to make their first drawing for Mega Millions, a popular multistate game that paid a record $390 million jackpot two years ago.
2009
N.Y. Lottery looks to increase prizes through investment strategies. The New York Lottery is proposing a gamble where the odds aren't always in its favor -- moving its $1.3 billion prize fund into investments such as stocks, corporate bonds, real estate and hedge funds and out of the safety of U.S. Treasuries.
2005
N.C. lottery commission hires former New Mexico chief to run game. North Carolina has put the future of its new lottery in the hands of a former head of the New Mexico Lottery who has helped launch lotteries in three other states.
2004
For some lottery winners jackpot is a 'nightmare'. For a lot of people, winning the lottery is the American dream. But some say the reality is more like a nightmare.
2003
Powerball Jackpot Grows to $25 Million. There were no Powerball jackpot winners Saturday but 303,827 players across the nation won a total of more than $3.1 million in prizes in America's Game.
2003
One ticket wins $6 million in Florida Lotto. One ticket matched all six Florida Lotto numbers to win a jackpot of $6 million, lottery officials said Sunday.
2003
Reaction to keno vote is mixed. The Kentucky Lottery Commission authorized the creation of a new keno game Friday to shore up a cash-strapped state scholarship program despite opposition to the move by state political leaders.
2003
Lottery winnings at heart of lawsuit. Deer hunting, snack food and Powerball have propelled two Laotian immigrants into a Polk County (Iowa) court battle over how they should split the proceeds of a winning lottery ticket.
2003
Lottery-ticket company wooing Tennessee. Already the country's leading supplier of instant lottery tickets, Scientific Games International is now moving into online gaming - and hopes to make Tennessee its newest customer.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$333.5 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 19, 2016
2.€180 Million
US$230.71 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Nov 17, 2006
3.$214 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 17, 2012
4.$192 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 19, 2019
5.$165 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 19, 2013
6.€144 Million
US$153.37 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Nov 17, 2015
7.$149 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 19, 2004
8.$139 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 20, 2018
9.€123 Million
US$136.23 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Nov 19, 2019
10.$124 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 17, 2018
11.$119 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 18, 2017
12.$109 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 17, 2007
13.€90 Million
US$99.48 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Nov 22, 2019
14.$95 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 17, 2017
15.$82 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 18, 2016
16.$80 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 20, 2019
17.$78 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 18, 2000
18.€65.05 Million
US$74.28 Million
Draw Date
Nov 17, 2018
19.$73 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 18, 2008
20.$72 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 17, 2004
21.€60.44 Million
US$71.27 Million
Draw Date
Nov 18, 2017
22.$70 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 18, 2015
23.$60 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 19, 2011
23.$60 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 19, 2014
25.€50 Million
US$58.97 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Nov 17, 2017

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1983
Thursday, Nov 17, 1983
36 years old
1982
Wednesday, Nov 17, 1982
37 years old
1981
Tuesday, Nov 17, 1981
38 years old
1976
Wednesday, Nov 17, 1976
43 years old
1974
Sunday, Nov 17, 1974
45 years old
1974
Sunday, Nov 17, 1974
45 years old
1968
Sunday, Nov 17, 1968
51 years old
1963
Sunday, Nov 17, 1963
56 years old
1956
Saturday, Nov 17, 1956
63 years old
1954
Wednesday, Nov 17, 1954
65 years old
1952
Monday, Nov 17, 1952
67 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day

2013
Fifty people are killed when Tatarstan Airlines Flight 363 crashes at Kazan Airport, Russia.
2013
A rare late-season tornado outbreak strikes the Midwest. Illinois and Indiana are most affected with tornado reports as far north as lower Michigan. In all around six dozen tornadoes touch down in approximately an 11-hour time period, including seven EF3 and two EF4 tornadoes.
2012
At least 50 schoolchildren are killed in an accident at a railway crossing near Manfalut, Egypt.
2000
A catastrophic landslide in Log pod Mangartom, Slovenia, kills seven, and causes millions of SIT of damage. It is one of the worst catastrophes in Slovenia in the past 100 years.
2000
Alberto Fujimori is removed from office as president of Peru.
1997
In Luxor, Egypt, 62 people are killed by six Islamic militants outside the Temple of Hatshepsut, known as Luxor massacre.
1993
United States House of Representatives passes a resolution to establish the North American Free Trade Agreement.
1993
In Nigeria, General Sani Abacha ousts the government of Ernest Shonekan in a military coup.
1990
Fugendake, part of the Mount Unzen volcanic complex, Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan, becomes active again and erupts.
1989
Cold War: Velvet Revolution begins: In Czechoslovakia, a student demonstration in Prague is quelled by riot police. This sparks an uprising aimed at overthrowing the communist government (it succeeds on December 29).
1983
The Zapatista Army of National Liberation is founded in Mexico.
1979
Brisbane Suburban Railway Electrification. The first stage from Ferny Grove to Darra is commissioned.
1978
The Star Wars Holiday Special airs on CBS, receiving negative reception from critics, fans, and even Star Wars creator George Lucas.
1973
Watergate scandal: In Orlando, Florida, U.S. President Richard Nixon tells 400 Associated Press managing editors "I am not a crook."
1973
The Athens Polytechnic uprising against the military regime ends in a bloodshed in the Greek capital.
1970
Vietnam War: Lieutenant William Calley goes on trial for the My Lai Massacre.
1970
Luna programme: The Soviet Union lands Lunokhod 1 on Mare Imbrium (Sea of Rains) on the Moon. This is the first roving remote-controlled robot to land on another world and is released by the orbiting Luna 17 spacecraft.
1969
Cold War: Negotiators from the Soviet Union and the United States meet in Helsinki, Finland to begin SALT I negotiations aimed at limiting the number of strategic weapons on both sides.
1968
British European Airways introduces the BAC One-Eleven into commercial service.
1968
Viewers of the Raiders-Jets football game in the eastern United States are denied the opportunity to watch its exciting finish when NBC broadcasts Heidi instead, prompting changes to sports broadcasting in the U.S.
1967
Vietnam War: Acting on optimistic reports that he had been given on November 13, U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson tells the nation that, while much remained to be done, "We are inflicting greater losses than we're taking...We are making progress."
1962
PresidentJohn F. Kennedy dedicates Washington Dulles International Airport, serving the Washington, D.C., region.
1957
Vickers Viscount G-AOHP of British European Airways crashes at Ballerup after the failure of three engines on approach to Copenhagen Airport. The cause is a malfunction of the anti-icing system on the aircraft. There are no fatalities.
1953
The remaining human inhabitants of the Blasket Islands, Kerry, Ireland, are evacuated to the mainland.
1950
Lhamo Dondrub is officially named the 14th Dalai Lama.
1950
United Nations Security Council Resolution 89 relating to the Palestine Question is adopted.
1947
The Screen Actors Guild implements an anti-Communist loyalty oath.
1947
American scientists John Bardeen and Walter Houser Brattain observe the basic principles of the transistor, a key element for the electronics revolution of the 20th century.
1939
Nine Czech students are executed as a response to anti-Nazi demonstrations prompted by the death of Jan Opletal. All Czech universities are shut down and more than 1,200 students sent to concentration camps. Since this event, International Students' Day is celebrated in many countries, especially in the Czech Republic.
1933
The United States recognizes the Soviet Union.
1911
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Incorporated, which is the first black Greek-lettered organization founded at an American historically black college or university, was founded on the campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C.
1903
The Russian Social Democratic Labour Party splits into two groups: The Bolsheviks (Russian for "majority") and Mensheviks (Russian for "minority").
1896
The Western Pennsylvania Hockey League, which later became the first ice hockey league to openly trade and hire players, began play at Pittsburgh's Schenley Park Casino.
1894
H. H. Holmes, one of the first modern serial killers, is arrested in Boston, Massachusetts.
1885
Serbo-Bulgarian War: The decisive Battle of Slivnitsa begins.
1878
First assassination attempt against Umberto I of Italy by anarchist Giovanni Passannante, who was armed with a dagger. The King survived with a slight wound in an arm. Prime MinisterBenedetto Cairoli blocked the aggressor, receiving an injury in a leg.
1876
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's "Slavonic March" is given its premiere performance in Moscow, Russia.
1871
The National Rifle Association is granted a charter by the state of New York.
1869
In Egypt, the Suez Canal, linking the Mediterranean Sea with the Red Sea, is inaugurated.
1863
American Civil War: Siege of Knoxville begins: Confederate forces led by General James Longstreet place Knoxville, Tennessee, under siege.
1858
Modified Julian Day zero.
1858
The city of Denver, Colorado is founded.
1856
American Old West: On the Sonoita River in present-day southern Arizona, the United States Army establishes Fort Buchanan in order to help control new land acquired in the Gadsden Purchase.
1839
Oberto, Giuseppe Verdi's first opera, opens at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Italy.
1831
Ecuador and Venezuela are separated from Gran Colombia.
1820
Captain Nathaniel Palmer becomes the first American to see Antarctica. (The Palmer Peninsula is later named after him.)
1811
José Miguel Carrera, Chilean founding father, is sworn in as President of the executive Junta of the government of Chile.
1810
Sweden declares war on its ally the United Kingdom to begin the Anglo-Swedish War, although no fighting ever takes place.
1800
The United States Congress holds its first session in Washington, D.C.
1796
French Revolutionary Wars: Battle of the Bridge of Arcole: French forces defeat the Austrians in Italy.
1777
Articles of Confederation (United States) are submitted to the states for ratification.
1603
English explorer, writer and courtier Sir Walter Raleigh goes on trial for treason.
1558
Elizabethan era begins: Queen Mary I of England dies and is succeeded by her half-sister Elizabeth I of England.
1511
Henry VIII of England concludes the Treaty of Westminster, a pledge of mutual aid against the French, with Ferdinand II of Aragon.
1405
Sharif ul-Hāshim establishes the Sultanate of Sulu.
1292
John Balliol becomes King of Scotland.
1183
The Battle of Mizushima takes place.
887
Emperor Charles the Fat is deposed by the Frankish magnates in an assembly at Frankfurt. His nephew Arnulf of Carinthia is elected as king of the East Frankish Kingdom.
794
Japanese Emperor Kanmu changes his residence from Nara to Kyoto.

Births On This Day

1993
Taylor Gold, American snowboarder
1992
Danielle Kettlewell, Australian synchronised swimmer
1992
Alex Sheedy, Australian basketball player
1989
Ryan Griffin, American football player
1989
Roman Zozulya, Ukrainian football striker
1987
Craig Noone, English footballer
1987
Gemma Spofforth, English swimmer
1987
Justine Michelle Cain, English actress
1986
Everth Cabrera, Nicaraguan baseball player
1986
Fabio Concas, Italian footballer
1986
Nani, Portuguese footballer
1986
Greg Rutherford, English long jumper
1985
Luis Aguiar, Uruguayan footballer
1985
Sékou Camara, Malian footballer (d. 2013)
1985
Carolina Neurath, Swedish journalist
1984
Amanda Evora, American figure skater
1984
Park Han-byul, South Korean model and actress
1983
Viva Bianca, Australian actress, producer, and screenwriter
1983
Ioannis Bourousis, Greek basketball player
1983
Ryan Bradley, American figure skater
1983
Ryan Braun, American baseball player
1983
Trevor Crowe, American baseball player
1983
Jodie Henry, Australian swimmer
1983
Harry Lloyd, English actor, producer, and screenwriter
1983
Nick Markakis, American baseball player
1983
Scott Moore, American baseball player
1983
Christopher Paolini, American author
1982
Katie Feenstra-Mattera, American basketball player
1982
Otacílio Mariano Neto, Brazilian footballer
1982
Yusuf Pathan, Indian cricketer
1982
Hollie Smith, New Zealand singer-songwriter and guitarist
1981
Sarah Harding, English singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress
1981
Doug Walker, American actor, comedian, film critic, internet personality, and filmmaker
1980
Jay Bradley, American wrestler
1980
Isaac Hanson, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1979
Matthew Spring, English footballer
1978
Glen Air, Australian rugby league player
1978
Zoë Bell, New Zealand actress and stuntwoman
1978
Rachel McAdams, Canadian actress
1978
Reggie Wayne, American football player
1977
Ryk Neethling, South African swimmer
1977
Paul Shepherd, English footballer
1976
Diane Neal, American actress and director
1975
Kinga Baranowska, Polish mountaineer
1975
Lee Carseldine, Australian cricketer
1975
Roland de Marigny, South African-Italian rugby player
1975
Lord Infamous, American rapper (d. 2013)
1975
Jerome James, American basketball player
1974
Eunice Barber, Sierra Leonean-French heptathlete and long jumper
1974
Berto Romero, Spanish comedian and actor
1973
Andreas Hedlund, Swedish singer-songwriter and producer
1973
Eli Marrero, Cuban-American baseball player, coach, and manager
1973
Bernd Schneider, German footballer
1973
Alexei Urmanov, Russian figure skater and coach
1973
Leslie Bibb, American actress and producer
1972
Kimya Dawson, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1972
Joanne Goode, English badminton player
1972
Lorraine Pascale, English model and chef
1972
Leonard Roberts, American actor
1971
David Ramsey, American actor
1970
Paul Allender, English guitarist and songwriter
1970
Tania Zaetta, Australian actress
1969
Ryōtarō Okiayu, Japanese voice actor and singer
1969
Jean-Michel Saive, Belgian table tennis player
1969
Rebecca Walker, American author
1968
Sean Miller, American basketball player and coach
1967
Tab Benoit, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1967
Ronnie DeVoe, American singer, producer, and actor
1966
Alvin Patrimonio, Filipino basketball player and manager
1966
Ben Allison, American bassist and composer
1966
Jeff Buckley, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1997)
1966
Kate Ceberano, Australian singer-songwriter and actress
1966
Richard Fortus, American guitarist, songwriter, and producer
1966
Daisy Fuentes, Cuban-American model and actress
1966
Sophie Marceau, French actress, director, and screenwriter
1965
Darren Beadman, Australian jockey
1965
Amanda Brown, Australian violinist and composer
1964
Susan Rice, American academic and politician, 24th United States National Security Advisor
1964
Mitch Williams, American baseball player and sportscaster
1962
Dédé Fortin, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2000)
1961
Robert Stethem, American soldier (d. 1985)
1961
Pat Toomey, American businessman and politician
1960
Michael Hertwig, German footballer and manager
1960
Jonathan Ross, English actor and talk show host
1960
RuPaul, American drag queen performer, actor, and singer
1959
Terry Fenwick, English footballer and manager
1959
William R. Moses, American actor and producer
1959
Jaanus Tamkivi, Estonian politician
1958
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, American actress and singer
1957
Jim Babjak, American guitarist and songwriter (The Smithereens)
1956
Jim McGovern, Scottish politician
1955
Peter Cox, English singer-songwriter (Go West)
1955
Yolanda King, American actress and activist (d. 2007)
1955
Dennis Maruk, Ukrainian-Canadian ice hockey player
1954
Chopper Read, Australian criminal and author (d. 2013)
1953
Babis Tennes, Greek footballer and manager
1952
David Emanuel, Welsh fashion designer
1952
Ties Kruize, Dutch field hockey player
1952
Runa Laila, Bangladeshi singer
1952
Cyril Ramaphosa, South African businessman and politician, 7th Deputy President of South Africa
1951
Butch Davis, American football player and coach
1951
Werner Hoyer, German economist and politician
1951
Dean Paul Martin, American singer, actor, and pilot (d. 1987)
1951
Stephen Root, American actor
1951
Jack Vettriano, Scottish painter and philanthropist
1950
Roland Matthes, German swimmer
1949
John Boehner, American businessman and politician, 61st Speaker of the United States House of Representatives
1949
Nguyễn Tấn Dũng, Vietnamese soldier and politician, 8th Prime Minister of Vietnam
1949
Michael Wenden, Australian swimmer
1948
Howard Dean, American physician and politician, 79th Governor of Vermont
1948
East Bay Ray, American guitarist
1947
Rod Clements, British singer-songwriter, guitarist, and multi-instrumentalist (Lindisfarne)
1946
Martin Barre, English guitarist and songwriter
1946
Terry Branstad, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 39th Governor of Iowa
1946
Petra Burka, Dutch-Canadian figure skater and coach
1945
Lesley Abdela, English journalist and activist
1945
Jeremy Hanley, English accountant and politician, British Minister of State for Foreign Affairs
1945
Elvin Hayes, American basketball player and sportscaster
1945
Roland Joffé, English-French director, producer, and screenwriter
1944
Jim Boeheim, American basketball player and coach
1944
Malcolm Bruce, English-Scottish journalist, academic, and politician
1944
Gene Clark, American singer-songwriter and musician (The Byrds) (d. 1991)
1944
Danny DeVito, American actor, director, and producer
1944
Rem Koolhaas, Dutch architect and academic, designed the Seattle Central Library
1944
Lorne Michaels, Canadian-American screenwriter and producer, created Saturday Night Live
1944
Tom Seaver, American baseball player and sportscaster
1944
Sammy Younge Jr., American civil rights activist (d. 1966)
1943
Lauren Hutton, American model and actress
1942
Derek Clayton, English-Australian runner
1942
Partha Dasgupta, Bangladeshi economist and academic
1942
Bob Gaudio, American singer-songwriter, keyboard player, and producer
1942
Lesley Rees, English endocrinologist and academic
1942
István Rosztóczy, Hungarian-Japanese microbiologist and physician (d. 1993)
1942
Martin Scorsese, American director, producer, screenwriter, and actor
1940
Luke Kelly, Irish singer, folk musician and actor (d. 1984)
1939
Auberon Waugh, English journalist and author (d. 2001)
1938
Charles Guthrie, Baron Guthrie of Craigiebank, Scottish general
1938
Gordon Lightfoot, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist
1937
Peter Cook, English comedian, actor, and screenwriter (d. 1995)
1936
Crispian Hollis, English Roman Catholic bishop
1935
Bobby Joe Conrad, American football player
1935
Toni Sailer, Austrian skier and actor (d. 2009)
1934
Jim Inhofe, American soldier and politician, senior senator of Oklahoma
1934
Anthony King, Canadian-English psephologist and academic (d. 2017)
1934
Terry Rand, American basketball player (d. 2014)
1933
Dan Osinski, American baseball player (d. 2013)
1933
Orlando Peña, Cuban-American baseball player and scout
1932
Jeremy Black, English admiral (d. 2015)
1930
Bob Mathias, American decathlete, actor, and politician (d. 2006)
1929
Gorō Naya, Japanese actor and director (d. 2013)
1929
Norm Zauchin, American baseball player (d. 1999)
1928
Arman, French-American painter and sculptor (d. 2005)
1928
Rance Howard, American actor, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2017)
1928
Colin McDonald, Australian cricketer
1927
Robert Drasnin, American clarinet player and composer (d. 2015)
1927
Fenella Fielding, English actress (d. 2018)
1927
Nicholas Taylor, Canadian geologist, businessman, and politician
1925
Jean Faut, American baseball player and bowler
1925
Rock Hudson, American actor (d. 1985)
1925
Charles Mackerras, American-Australian oboe player and conductor (d. 2010)
1923
Hubertus Brandenburg, Swedish bishop (d. 2009)
1923
Mike Garcia, American baseball player (d. 1986)
1923
Aristides Pereira, Cape Verdean politician, 1st President of Cape Verde (d. 2011)
1923
Bert Sutcliffe, New Zealand cricketer and coach (d. 2001)
1922
Stanley Cohen, American biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
1922
Jack Froggatt, English footballer (d. 1993)
1921
Albert Bertelsen, Danish painter and illustrator
1920
Camillo Felgen, Luxembourgian singer-songwriter (d. 2005)
1920
Gemini Ganesan, Indian actor and director (d. 2002)
1919
Kim Heungsou, Korean painter and educator (d. 2014)
1917
Ruth Aaronson Bari, American mathematician (d. 2005)
1916
Shelby Foote, American historian and author (d. 2005)
1911
Christian Fouchet, French lawyer and politician, French Minister of the Interior (d. 1974)
1907
Israel Regardie, English occultist and author (d. 1985)
1906
Soichiro Honda, Japanese engineer and businessman, co-founded the Honda Motor Company (d. 1991)
1906
Rollie Stiles, American baseball player (d. 2007)
1905
Mischa Auer, Russian-American actor (d. 1967)
1905
Astrid of Sweden (d. 1935)
1905
Arthur Chipperfield, Australian cricketer (d. 1987)
1904
Isamu Noguchi, American sculptor and architect (d. 1988)
1902
Eugene Wigner, Hungarian physicist and mathematician, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1995)
1901
Walter Hallstein, German academic and politician, 1st President of the European Commission (d. 1982)
1901
Lee Strasberg, Ukrainian-American actor and director (d. 1982)
1899
Douglas Shearer, Canadian-American engineer (d. 1971)
1897
Frank Fay, American actor, singer, and screenwriter (d. 1961)
1896
Lev Vygotsky, Belarusian-Russian psychologist and philosopher (d. 1934)
1895
Gregorio López, Mexican journalist, author, and poet (d. 1966)
1891
Lester Allen, American screen, stage, vaudeville, circus actor, and film director (d. 1949)
1887
Bernard Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein, English field marshal (d. 1976)
1886
Walter Terence Stace, English-American philosopher, academic, and civil servant (d. 1967)
1878
Grace Abbott, American social worker (d. 1939)
1878
Augustus Goessling, American swimmer and water polo player (d. 1963)
1877
Frank Calder, English-Canadian journalist and businessman (d. 1943)
1868
Korbinian Brodmann, German neurologist and academic (d. 1918)
1866
Voltairine de Cleyre, American author and activist (d. 1912)
1857
Joseph Babinski, French neurologist and academic (d. 1932)
1854
Hubert Lyautey, French general and politician, French Minister of War (d. 1934)
1835
Andrew L. Harris, American general and politician, 44th Governor of Ohio (d. 1915)
1827
Petko Slaveykov, Bulgarian journalist and poet (d. 1895)
1816
August Wilhelm Ambros, Austrian composer and historian (d. 1876)
1793
Charles Lock Eastlake, English painter, historian, and academic (d. 1865)
1790
August Ferdinand Möbius, German mathematician and astronomer (d. 1868)
1769
Charlotte Georgine, duchess of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (d. 1818)
1765
Jacques MacDonald, French general (d. 1840)
1755
Louis XVIII, king of France (d. 1824)
1753
Gotthilf Heinrich Ernst Muhlenberg, American pastor and botanist (d. 1815)
1749
Nicolas Appert, French chef, invented canning (d. 1841)
1729
Maria Antonia Ferdinanda, Sardinian queen consort (d. 1785)
1685
Pierre Gaultier de Varennes, Canadian commander and explorer (d. 1749)
1681
Pierre François le Courayer, French theologian and author (d. 1776)
1612
Dorgon, Chinese prince and regent (d. 1650)
1602
Agnes of Jesus, French Catholic nun (d. 1634)
1587
Joost van den Vondel, Dutch poet and playwright (d. 1679)
1576
Roque González de Santa Cruz, Paraguayan missionary and saint (d. 1628)
1503
Bronzino, Italian painter (d. 1572)
1493
John Neville, 3rd Baron Latimer, English politician (d. 1543)
1453
Alfonso, Asturian prince (d. 1468)
1412
Zanobi Strozzi, Italian painter (d. 1468)
1019
Sima Guang, Chinese politician (d. 1086)
AD 9
Vespasian, Roman emperor (d. 79)

Deaths On This Day

2015
John Leahy, English lawyer and diplomat, High Commissioner to Australia (b. 1928)
2015
Rahim Moeini Kermanshahi, Iranian poet and songwriter (b. 1926)
2014
John T. Downey, American CIA agent and judge (b. 1930)
2014
Bill Frenzel, American lieutenant and politician (b. 1928)
2014
Ray Sadecki, American baseball player (b. 1940)
2014
Patrick Suppes, American psychologist and philosopher (b. 1922)
2013
Zeke Bella, American baseball player (b. 1930)
2013
Alfred Blake, English colonel and lawyer (b. 1915)
2013
Syd Field, American screenwriter and producer (b. 1935)
2013
Doris Lessing, British novelist, poet, playwright, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1919)
2013
Alex Marques, Portuguese footballer (b. 1993)
2013
Mary Nesbitt Wisham, American baseball player (b. 1925)
2012
Ponty Chadha, Indian businessman and philanthropist (b. 1957)
2012
Armand Desmet, Belgian cyclist (b. 1931)
2012
Lea Gottlieb, Hungarian-Israeli fashion designer, founded the Gottex Company (b. 1918)
2012
Freddy Schmidt, American baseball player (b. 1916)
2012
Billy Scott, American singer-songwriter (b. 1942)
2012
Bal Thackeray, Indian cartoonist and politician (b. 1926)
2012
Margaret Yorke, English author (b. 1924)
2011
Kurt Budke, American basketball player and coach (b. 1961)
2008
George Stephen Morrison, American admiral (b. 1919)
2008
Pete Newell, American basketball player and coach (b. 1915)
2007
Aarne Hermlin, Estonian chess player (b. 1940)
2006
Ruth Brown, American singer-songwriter and actress (b. 1928)
2006
Ferenc Puskás, Hungarian footballer and manager (b. 1927)
2006
Bo Schembechler, American football player and coach (b. 1929)
2005
Marek Perepeczko, Polish actor and director (b. 1942)
2004
Mikael Ljungberg, Swedish wrestler and manager (b. 1970)
2004
Alexander Ragulin, Russian ice hockey player (b. 1941)
2003
Surjit Bindrakhia, Indian singer (b. 1962)
2003
Arthur Conley, American-Dutch singer-songwriter (b. 1946)
2002
Abba Eban, South African-Israeli soldier and politician, 3rd Israeli Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1915)
2002
Frank McCarthy, American painter and illustrator (b. 1924)
2001
Michael Karoli, German guitarist and songwriter (b. 1948)
2001
Harrison A. Williams, American lieutenant, lawyer, and politician (b. 1919)
2000
Louis Néel, French physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1904)
1998
Kea Bouman, Dutch tennis player (b. 1903)
1998
Esther Rolle, American actress (b. 1920)
1995
Alan Hull, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1945)
1993
Gérard D. Levesque, Canadian lawyer and politician, 5th Deputy Premier of Quebec (b. 1926)
1992
Audre Lorde, American poet, essayist, memoirist, and activist (b. 1934)
1990
Robert Hofstadter, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1915)
1989
Costabile Farace, American criminal (b. 1960)
1988
Sheilah Graham Westbrook, English-American actress, author, and journalist (b. 1904)
1987
Paul Derringer, American baseball player (b. 1906)
1986
Georges Besse, French businessman (b. 1927)
1982
Eduard Tubin, Estonian composer and conductor (b. 1905)
1979
John Glascock, English singer and bass player (b. 1951)
1976
Abdul Hamid Khan Bhashani, Bangladeshi scholar and politician (b. 1880)
1973
Mirra Alfassa, French-Indian spiritual leader (b. 1878)
1971
Gladys Cooper, English actress (b. 1888)
1968
Mervyn Peake, English poet, author, and illustrator (b. 1911)
1959
Heitor Villa-Lobos, Brazilian guitarist and composer (b. 1887)
1958
Mort Cooper, American baseball player (b. 1913)
1955
James P. Johnson, American pianist and composer (b. 1894)
1954
Yitzhak Lamdan, Russian-Israeli poet and journalist (b. 1899)
1947
Victor Serge, Russian historian and author (b. 1890)
1940
Eric Gill, English sculptor and typeface designer (b. 1882)
1940
Raymond Pearl, American biologist and academic (b. 1879)
1938
Ante Trumbić, Croatian lawyer and politician, 20th Mayor of Split (b. 1864)
1937
Jack Worrall, Australian footballer, cricketer, and coach (b. 1860)
1936
Ernestine Schumann-Heink, German-American singer (b. 1861)
1932
Charles W. Chesnutt, American lawyer, author, and activist (b. 1858)
1929
Herman Hollerith, American statistician and businessman (b. 1860)
1928
Lala Lajpat Rai, Indian author and politician (b. 1865)
1924
Gregory VII of Constantinople (b. 1850)
1923
Eduard Bornhöhe, Estonian author (b. 1862)
1922
Robert Comtesse, Swiss lawyer and politician, 29th President of the Swiss Confederation (b. 1847)
1917
Auguste Rodin, French sculptor and illustrator (b. 1840)
1910
Ralph Johnstone, American pilot (b. 1886)
1905
Adolphe, Grand Duke of Luxembourg, (b. 1817)
1902
Hugh Price Hughes, Welsh theologian and educator (b. 1847)
1897
George Hendric Houghton, American pastor and theologian (b. 1820)
1865
James McCune Smith, American physician and author (b. 1813)
1835
Carle Vernet, French painter and lithographer (b. 1758)
1818
Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (b. 1744)
1812
John Walter, English Insurance underwriter and founder of The Times newspaper (b. 1738/1739)
1808
David Zeisberger, Czech-American pastor and missionary (b. 1721)
1796
Catherine the Great, of Russia (b. 1729)
1780
Bernardo Bellotto, Italian painter and illustrator (b. 1720)
1776
James Ferguson, Scottish astronomer and instrument maker (b. 1710)
1768
Thomas Pelham-Holles, 1st Duke of Newcastle, English lawyer and politician, Prime Minister of Great Britain (b. 1693)
1747
Alain-René Lesage, French author and playwright (b. 1668)
1713
Abraham van Riebeeck, South African-Indonesian merchant and politician, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies (b. 1653)
1708
Ludolf Bakhuizen, German-Dutch painter (b. 1631)
1690
Charles de Sainte-Maure, duc de Montausier, French general and politician (b. 1610)
1668
Joseph Alleine, English pastor and author (b. 1634)
1665
John Earle, English bishop (b. 1601)
1648
Thomas Ford, English viol player, composer, and poet (b. 1580)
1643
Jean-Baptiste Budes, Comte de Guébriant, French general (b. 1602)
1632
Gottfried Heinrich Graf zu Pappenheim, Bavarian field marshal (b. 1594)
1624
Jakob Böhme, German mystic (b. 1575)
1600
Kuki Yoshitaka, Japanese commander (b. 1542)
1592
John III of Sweden (b. 1537)
1562
Antoine of Navarre (b. 1518)
1558
Mary I of England (b. 1516)
1558
Reginald Pole, English cardinal and academic (b. 1500)
1558
Hugh Aston, English composer (b. 1485)
1525
Eleanor of Viseu, queen of João II of Portugal (b. 1458)
1494
Giovanni Pico della Mirandola, Italian philosopher and author (b. 1463)
1492
Jami, Persian poet and saint (b. 1414)
1417
Gazi Evrenos, Ottoman general (b. 1288)
1326
Edmund FitzAlan, 9th Earl of Arundel, English politician (b. 1285)
1307
Hethum II, King of Armenia (b. 1266)
1307
Leo III, King of Armenia (b. 1289)
1231
Elizabeth of Hungary (b. 1207)
1188
Usama ibn Munqidh, Arab chronicler (b. 1095)
1104
Nikephoros Melissenos, Byzantine general (b. 1045)
935
Chen Jinfeng, empress of Min (b. 893)
935
Wang Yanjun, emperor of Min (Ten Kingdoms)
885
Liutgard of Saxony (b. 845)
641
Emperor Jomei of Japan (b. 593)
594
Gregory of Tours, Roman bishop and saint (b. 538)
375
Valentinian I, Roman emperor (b. 321)
344
Emperor Kang of Jin (b. 322)

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