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On This Day in History:  November 22

November 22 is the 326th day of the year (327th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 39 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2019
France sells its lottery for $2 billion. France will bank 1.8 billion euros (US$2 billion) from selling down its stake in the country's lottery operator, according to the final price set on Wednesday in a listing that will serve as a test for France's privatization push.
2018
Happy Thanksgiving. Happy Thanksgiving from the Lottery Post staff!
2016
Oregon Gov. appoints new lottery director. Barry Pack is now the official nominee for director of the Oregon Lottery.
2013
Indiana man takes home third major lottery win. A Fort Wayne, Indiana, man took his third trip to the Hoosier Lottery claims office Thursday, this time to turn in the grand-prize winning ticket for the Million Dollar Holiday Scratch-off.
2013
Deadline passes: $16 million Powerball jackpot goes unclaimed. The 180-day window passed late Thursday with no one coming forward to claim a $16.66 Powerball jackpot from a ticket bought in Hillsborough County, Florida.
2012
Happy Thanksgiving. Happy Thanksgiving from the Lottery Post staff.
2012
$325 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot goes through the roof. For only the 16th time in the history of United States lotteries, a lottery jackpot run-up has crossed into $300 million+ territory.
2011
Millionaire janitor must leave the job he loves. After being elected to the Highline School Board, a millionaire janitor who won the Washington lottery must now step down from the job he loves and the teams he coaches.
2010
Ex-wife gets millions from lottery winner 10 years after leaving him. A UK man who won $90 million in the lottery has been ordered to share his winnings with his ex-wife, who left him for another man 10 years ago.
2009
After $10M lottery win, Mass. woman plans 'exceptional Christmas'. A Stoneham, Massachusetts, woman has won $10 million in a state lottery scratch ticket game.
2009
Texas Lottery takes step toward selling Powerball. The Texas Lottery Commission took a step Tuesday toward expanding state gambling options to include Powerball, with a chance for the first ticket to be sold here Jan. 31.
2009
N.H. Lottery will sell Mega Millions. The New Hampshire Lottery Commission on Wednesday unanimously voted to add the multi-state Mega Millions game to its lineup.
2007
Happy Thanksgiving. Happy Thanksgiving from the Lottery Post staff.
2003
Board chooses GTECH, Scientific Games to run Tennessee lottery. Tennessee's lottery will have two industry giants -- GTECH Corp. and Scientific Games International -- create and run its games for the first seven years.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$374.1 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 23, 2016
2.$325 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 24, 2012
3.$208 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 22, 2019
4.$181 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 22, 2013
5.$155 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 24, 2018
5.$155 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 23, 2018
7.$137 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 24, 2007
8.$134 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 22, 2017
9.$119 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 24, 2017
10.€90 Million
US$99.48 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Nov 22, 2019
11.$96 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 25, 2008
12.$95 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 24, 2004
13.$92 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 22, 2000
14.$90 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 25, 2015
14.$90 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 23, 2019
16.€73 Million
US$86.88 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Nov 24, 2017
17.€66.97 Million
US$76.39 Million
Draw Date
Nov 22, 2018
18.€62.4 Million
US$73.91 Million
Draw Date
Nov 23, 2017
19.$70 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 22, 2014
20.$64 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 24, 2010
21.€50 Million
US$61.96 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Nov 25, 2014
22.$61 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 22, 2008
23.$60 Million
Florida
Lotto
Draw Date
Nov 24, 2004
24.€48 Million
US$59.77 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Nov 28, 2014
25.€44 Million
US$58.29 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Nov 26, 2010

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1984
Thursday, Nov 22, 1984
35 years old
1980
Saturday, Nov 22, 1980
39 years old
1977
Tuesday, Nov 22, 1977
42 years old
1976
Monday, Nov 22, 1976
43 years old
1961
Wednesday, Nov 22, 1961
58 years old
1956
Thursday, Nov 22, 1956
63 years old
1952
Saturday, Nov 22, 1952
67 years old
1951
Thursday, Nov 22, 1951
68 years old
1943
Monday, Nov 22, 1943
76 years old
(year not provided)
(year not provided)
(year not provided)
(year not provided)

Worldwide Events On This Day

2015
A landslide in Hpakant, Kachin State, northern Myanmarkilled at least 116 people near a jade mine, with around 100 more missing.
2012
Ceasefire begins between Hamas in the Gaza Strip and Israel after eight days of violence and 150 deaths.
2012
The butt fumble takes place in an NFL game when New York JetsquarterbackMark Sanchez ran into his offensive lineman, Brandon Moore on a QB draw and fumbled the ball. It was picked up by New England Patriotsstrong safetySteve Gregory and was ran back for a touchdown. The Jets lost to New England 49-19.
2005
Angela Merkel becomes the first female Chancellor of Germany.
2004
The Orange Revolution begins in Ukraine, resulting from the presidential elections.
2003
Baghdad DHL attempted shootdown incident: Shortly after takeoff, a DHL Express cargo plane is struck on the left wing by a surface-to-air missile and forced to land.
2003
England defeat Australia in the 2003 Rugby World Cup Final, becoming the first side from the Northern Hemisphere to win the tournament.
2002
In Nigeria, more than 100 people are killed at an attack aimed at the contestants of the Miss World contest.
1995
Toy Story is released as the first feature-length film created completely using computer-generated imagery.
1995
The 7.3 MwGulf of Aqaba earthquake shakes the Sinai Peninsula and Saudi Arabia region with a maximum Mercalli intensity of VIII (Severe), killing eight and injuring 30, and generating a non-destructive tsunami.
1994
The Sega Saturn is released in Japan.
1990
British Prime MinisterMargaret Thatcher withdraws from the Conservative Party leadership election, confirming the end of her Prime-Ministership.
1989
In West Beirut, a bomb explodes near the motorcade of Lebanese President René Moawad, killing him.
1988
In Palmdale, California, the first prototype B-2 Spirit stealth bomber is revealed.
1987
Two Chicago television stations are hijacked by an unknown pirate dressed as Max Headroom.
1986
Mike Tyson from Brooklyn, New York becomes the youngest heavyweight champion in boxing history at age 20.
1977
British Airways inaugurates a regular London to New York City supersonic Concorde service.
1975
Juan Carlos is declared King of Spain following the death of Francisco Franco.
1974
The United Nations General Assembly grants the Palestine Liberation Organization observer status.
1973
The Italian Fascist organization Ordine Nuovo is disbanded.
1971
In Britain's worst mountaineering tragedy, the Cairngorm Plateau Disaster, five children and one of their leaders are found dead from exposure in the Scottish mountains.
1968
The Beatles release The Beatles (known popularly as The White Album).
1967
UN Security Council Resolution 242 is adopted, establishing a set of the principles aimed at guiding negotiations for an Arab-Israeli peace settlement.
1963
U.S. President John F. Kennedy is assassinated and Texas Governor John Connally is seriously wounded by Lee Harvey Oswald, who also killed Dallas Police officer J. D. Tippit after fleeing the scene. U.S Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson is sworn in as the 36th President of the United States afterwards.
1963
William Clay Ford Sr. buys the Detroit Lions for $4.5 million.
1963
The Beatles release With the Beatles.
1956
The Summer Olympics officially known as the games of the XVI Olympiad were opened in Melbourne, Australia.
1954
The Humane Society of the United States is founded.
1948
Chinese Civil War: Elements of the Chinese Communist Second Field Army under Liu Bocheng trap the Nationalist 12th Army, beginning the Shuangduiji Campaign, the largest engagement of the Huaihai Campaign.
1943
World War II: Cairo Conference: U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and Chinese Premier Chiang Kai-shek meet in Cairo, Egypt, to discuss ways to defeat Japan.
1943
Lebanon gains independence from France.
1942
World War II: Battle of Stalingrad: General Friedrich Paulus sends Adolf Hitler a telegram saying that the German 6th Army is surrounded.
1940
World War II: Following the initial Italian invasion, Greek troops counterattack into Italian-occupied Albania and capture Korytsa.
1935
The China Clipper inaugurates the first commercial transpacific air service, connecting Alameda, California with Manila.
1931
Al-Mina'a SC is founded in Iraq.
1928
The premier performance of Ravel's Boléro takes place in Paris.
1908
The Congress of Manastir establishes the Albanian alphabet.
1873
The French steamer SS Ville du Havre sinks in 12 minutes after colliding with the Scottish iron clipper Loch Earn in the Atlantic, with a loss of 226 lives.
1869
In Dumbarton, Scotland, the clipperCutty Sark is launched and is one of the last clippers ever built, and the only one still surviving today.
1864
American Civil War: John Bell Hood begins the Franklin-Nashville Campaign in an unsuccessful attempt to draw William Tecumseh Sherman back out of Georgia.
1837
Canadian journalist and politician William Lyon Mackenzie calls for a rebellion against the United Kingdom in his essay "To the People of Upper Canada", published in his newspaper The Constitution.
1718
Off the coast of North Carolina, British pirate Edward Teach (best known as "Blackbeard") is killed in battle with a boarding party led by Royal Navy Lieutenant Robert Maynard.
1635
Dutch colonial forces on Taiwan launch a pacification campaign against native villages, resulting in Dutch control of the middle and south of the island.
1574
Spanish navigator Juan Fernández discovers islands now known as the Juan Fernández Islands off Chile.
1307
Pope Clement V issues the papal bull Pastoralis Praeeminentiae which instructed all Christian monarchs in Europe to arrest all Templars and seize their assets.
845
The first duke of Brittany, Nominoe, defeats the Frankish king Charles the Bald at the Battle of Ballon near Redon.
498
After the death of Anastasius II, Symmachus is elected Pope in the Lateran Palace, while Laurentius is elected Pope in Santa Maria Maggiore.

Births On This Day

2001
Zhong Chenle, Chinese singer, songwriter, dancer, and actor
2000
Auli'i Cravalho, Hawaiian-American actress and singer
2000
Baby Ariel, American social media vlogger and singer
1998
Kartik Aaryan, Indian actor
1996
Madison Davenport, American actress and singer
1996
Hailey Baldwin, American model
1995
Katherine McNamara, American actress
1994
Keiji Tanaka, Japanese figure skater
1994
Nicolás Stefanelli, Argentine footballer
1994
Samantha Bricio, Mexican volleyball player
1994
Dacre Montgomery, Australian actor
1993
Tridha Choudhury, Indian actress
1993
Adèle Exarchopoulos, French actress
1991
Tarik Black, American professional basketball player
1990
Jang Dongwoo, South Korean singer and dancer
1990
Brock Osweiler, American football player
1989
Candice Glover, American singer-songwriter and actress
1989
Minehiro Kinomoto, Japanese actor
1989
Chris Smalling, English footballer
1989
Gabriel Torje, Romanian footballer
1988
Jamie Campbell Bower, English actor and singer
1988
Austin Romine, American baseball player
1987
Martti Aljand, Estonian swimmer
1987
Marouane Fellaini, Belgian footballer
1986
Erika Padilla, Filipino actress and host
1986
Oscar Pistorius, South African sprinter
1985
Austin Brown, American singer-songwriter, dancer, and producer
1985
Asamoah Gyan, Ghanaian footballer
1985
Dieumerci Mbokani, Congolese footballer
1985
Ava Leigh, English singer-songwriter
1985
Mandy Minella, Luxembourgian tennis player
1985
James Roby, English rugby player
1985
DeVon Walker, American football player
1984
Scarlett Johansson, American actress
1984
Nathalie Nordnes, Norwegian singer-songwriter
1983
Sei Ashina, Japanese actress
1983
Corey Beaulieu, American guitarist and songwriter
1983
Tyler Hilton, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
1983
Peter Ramage, English footballer
1983
Xiao Yu, Taiwanese singer and songwriter
1982
Xavier Doherty, Australian cricketer
1982
Alasdair Duncan, Australian journalist and author
1982
Isild Le Besco, French actress, director, and screenwriter
1982
Yakubu, Nigerian footballer
1981
Asmaa Abdol-Hamid (Arabic: أسماء عبد الحميد), Arab-Danish social worker and politician
1981
Ben Adams, English-Norwegian singer-songwriter and producer
1981
Seweryn Gancarczyk, Polish footballer
1981
Song Hye-kyo, South Korean actress and singer
1981
Pape Sow, Senegalese basketball player
1981
Jenny Owen Youngs, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1981
Shangela Laquifa Wadley, American drag queen, comedian and reality television personality
1980
David Artell, English-Gibraltarian footballer and coach
1980
Shawn Fanning, American computer programmer and businessman, founded Napster
1980
Rait Keerles, Estonian basketball player
1980
Yaroslav Rybakov, Russian high jumper
1979
Jeremy Dale, American illustrator (d. 2014)
1979
Christian Terlizzi, Italian footballer
1978
Colin Best, Australian rugby league player
1978
Mélanie Doutey, French actress and singer
1978
Karen O, South Korean-American singer-songwriter and pianist
1977
Kerem Gönlüm, Turkish basketball player
1977
Annika Norlin, Swedish singer-songwriter and guitarist
1977
Michael Preston, English footballer
1976
Adrian Bakalli, Belgian footballer
1976
Torsten Frings, German footballer and coach
1976
Regina Halmich, German boxer and businesswoman
1976
Ville Valo, Finnish singer-songwriter
1975
Aiko, Japanese singer-songwriter
1975
Joshua Wheeler, American sergeant (d. 2015)
1975
Yusaku Maezawa, Japanese billionaire entrepreneur and art collector
1974
Joe Nathan, American baseball player
1974
David Pelletier, Canadian figure skater and coach
1973
Dmitri Linter, Russian-Estonian activist
1973
Chad Trujillo, American astronomer and scholar
1973
Andrew Walker, Australian rugby player
1972
Olivier Brouzet, French rugby player
1972
Russell Hoult, English footballer, coach, and manager
1972
Jay Payton, American baseball player and sportscaster
1971
Cath Bishop, English rower
1971
Kyran Bracken, Irish-English rugby player
1971
Cecilia Suárez, Mexican actress and producer
1970
Marvan Atapattu, Sri Lankan cricketer and coach
1970
Chris Fryar, American drummer (Zac Brown Band)
1970
Stel Pavlou, English author and screenwriter
1969
Byron Houston, American basketball player
1969
Marjane Satrapi, Iranian author and illustrator
1968
Sidse Babett Knudsen, Danish actress
1968
Rasmus Lerdorf, Greenlandic-Canadian computer scientist and programmer, created PHP
1968
Sarah MacDonald, Canadian organist and conductor
1967
Boris Becker, German-Swiss tennis player and coach
1967
Tom Elliott, Australian investment banker
1967
Quint Kessenich, American lacrosse player and sportscaster
1967
Mark Ruffalo, American actor and activist
1967
Bart Veldkamp, Dutch-Belgian speed skater, coach, and sportscaster
1966
Ed Ferrara, American wrestler and manager
1966
Mark Pritchard, English lawyer and politician
1966
Richard Stanley, South African director, producer, and screenwriter
1966
Michael K. Williams, American actor and producer
1965
Valeriya Gansvind, Estonian chess player
1965
Olga Kisseleva, Russian artist
1965
Jörg Jung, German footballer and manager
1965
Mads Mikkelsen, Danish actor
1965
Kristin Minter, American actress
1965
Sen Dog, Cuban-American rapper and musician (Cypress Hill)
1964
Robbie Slater, English-Australian footballer and sportscaster
1963
Hugh Millen, American football player and sportscaster
1963
Tony Mowbray, English footballer and manager
1963
Kennedy Pola, Samoan-American football player and coach
1963
Brian Robbins, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1963
Corinne Russell, English model, actress, and dancer
1962
Sumi Jo, South Korean soprano
1962
Victor Pelevin, Russian engineer and author
1962
Rezauddin Stalin, Bangladeshi poet and educator
1961
Mariel Hemingway, American actress
1961
Stephen Hough, English-Australian pianist and composer
1961
Randal L. Schwartz, American computer programmer and author
1960
Jim Bob, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Carter USM)
1960
Leos Carax, French actor, director, and screenwriter
1959
Eddie Frierson, American actor
1959
Frank McAvennie, Scottish footballer
1959
Fabio Parra, Colombian cyclist
1959
Lenore Zann, Australian-Canadian actress, singer, and politician
1958
Horse, Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist
1958
Jamie Lee Curtis, American actress
1958
Lee Guetterman, American baseball player
1958
Ibrahim Ismail of Johor, Sultan of Johor
1958
Chic McSherry, Scottish musician, businessman and writer
1958
Jason Ringenberg, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Jason & the Scorchers)
1957
Donny Deutsch, American businessman and television host
1957
Alan Stern, American engineer and planetary scientist
1956
Lawrence Gowan, Scottish-Canadian singer-songwriter and keyboard player
1956
Richard Kind, American actor
1956
Ron Randall, American author and illustrator
1955
James Edwards, American basketball player
1955
George Alagiah, British journalist
1954
Paolo Gentiloni, Italian politician, 57th Prime Minister of Italy
1954
Denise Epoté, Cameroonian journalist at the head of the Africa management of TV5 Monde
1953
Wayne Larkins, English cricketer and footballer
1952
Nicholas Suntzeff, American astronomer and cosmologist
1951
Kent Nagano, American conductor, director, and manager
1950
Lyman Bostock, American baseball player (d. 1978)
1950
Jim Jefferies, Scottish footballer and manager
1950
Paloma San Basilio, Spanish singer-songwriter and producer
1950
Art Sullivan, Belgian singer
1950
Steven Van Zandt, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actor
1950
Tina Weymouth, American singer-songwriter and bass player
1949
Richard Carmona, American physician and politician, 17th Surgeon General of the United States
1949
David Pietrusza, American author and historian
1948
Radomir Antić, Serbian footballer and manager
1948
Stewart Guthrie, New Zealand police officer (d. 1990)
1947
Sandy Alderson, American businessman and academic
1947
Rod Price, English guitarist and songwriter (d. 2005)
1947
Nevio Scala, Italian footballer and manager
1947
Salt Walther, American race car driver (d. 2012)
1947
Valerie Wilson Wesley, American journalist and author
1946
Aston Barrett, Jamaican bass player and songwriter
1945
Elaine Weyuker, American computer scientist, engineer, and academic
1943
Yvan Cournoyer, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1943
Billie Jean King, American tennis player and sportscaster
1943
William Kotzwinkle, American novelist and screenwriter
1943
Ricky May, New Zealand-Australian jazz singer (d. 1988)
1943
Mushtaq Mohammad, Pakistani cricketer
1943
Roger L. Simon, American author and screenwriter
1942
Guion Bluford, American colonel, pilot, and astronaut
1942
Floyd Sneed, Canadian drummer (Three Dog Night)
1941
Tom Conti, Scottish actor and director
1941
Jacques Laperrière, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1941
Ron McClure, American jazz bassist
1941
Volker Roemheld, German physiologist and biologist (d. 2013)
1941
Terry Stafford, American singer-songwriter (d. 1996)
1941
Jesse Colin Young, American singer-songwriter and bass player (The Youngbloods)
1940
Terry Gilliam, American-English actor, director, animator, and screenwriter
1940
Roy Thomas, American author
1940
Andrzej Żuławski, Polish director and screenwriter (d. 2016)
1939
Tom West, American engineer and author (d. 2011)
1939
Mulayam Singh Yadav, Indian politician, 24th Indian Minister of Defence
1938
John Eleuthère du Pont, American businessman and philanthropist, founded Delaware Museum of Natural History (d. 2010)
1938
Henry Lee, Chinese-American criminologist and academic
1937
Nikolai Kapustin, Russian pianist and composer
1936
John Bird, English actor and screenwriter
1936
Archie Gouldie, Canadian-American wrestler (d. 2016)
1935
Ludmila Belousova, Soviet ice skater (d. 2017)
1935
Michael Callan, American actor
1934
Rita Sakellariou, Greek singer (d. 1999)
1933
Merv Lincoln, Australian Olympic athlete (d. 2016)
1932
Ray Farabee, American lawyer and politician (d. 2014)
1932
Robert Vaughn, American actor and director (d. 2016)
1930
Peter Hall, English actor, director, and manager (d. 2017)
1930
Peter Hurford, English organist and composer
1929
Staughton Lynd, American lawyer, historian, author, and activist
1929
Keith Rayner, Australian Archbishop
1928
Tim Beaumont, English priest and politician (d. 2008)
1927
Steven Muller, German-American scholar and academic (d. 2013)
1927
Robert E. Valett, American psychologist, teacher, and author (d. 2008)
1926
Lew Burdette, American baseball player and coach (d. 2007)
1926
Arthur Jones, American businessman, founded Nautilus, Inc. and MedX Corporation (d. 2007)
1925
Jerrie Mock, American pilot (d. 2014)
1925
Gunther Schuller, American horn player, composer, and conductor (d. 2015)
1924
Geraldine Page, American actress and singer (d. 1987)
1924
Les Johnson, Australian politician (d. 2015)
1923
Arthur Hiller, Canadian actor, director, and producer (d. 2016)
1923
Dika Newlin, American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 2006)
1922
Fikret Amirov, Azerbaijani composer (d. 1984)
1922
Wiyogo Atmodarminto, Indonesian general and politician, 10th Governor of Jakarta (d. 2012)
1922
Eugene Stoner, American engineer and weapons designer, designed the AR-15 rifle (d. 1997)
1921
Brian Cleeve, Irish sailor, author, and playwright (d. 2003)
1921
Rodney Dangerfield, American comedian, actor, rapper, and screenwriter (d. 2004)
1920
Anne Crawford, Israeli-English actress (d. 1956)
1919
Máire Drumm, Irish politician (d. 1976)
1918
Claiborne Pell, American captain and politician (d. 2009)
1917
Jon Cleary, Australian author and playwright (d. 2010)
1917
Andrew Huxley, English physiologist and biophysicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2012)
1917
Sir Keith Shann, Australian diplomat (d. 1988)
1915
Oswald Morris, British cinematographer (d. 2014)
1914
Peter Townsend, Burmese-English captain and pilot (d. 1995)
1913
Benjamin Britten, English pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1976)
1913
Gardnar Mulloy, American tennis player and coach (d. 2016)
1913
Cecilia Muñoz-Palma, Filipino lawyer and jurist (d. 2006)
1913
Jacqueline Vaudecrane, French figure skater and coach (d. 2018)
1912
Doris Duke, American art collector and philanthropist (d. 1993)
1911
Ralph Guldahl, American golfer (d. 1987)
1910
Mary Jackson, American actress (d. 2005)
1909
Mikhail Mil, Russian engineer, founded the Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant (d. 1970)
1906
Jørgen Juve, Norwegian football player and journalist (d. 1983)
1904
Miguel Covarrubias, Mexican painter and illustrator (d. 1957)
1904
Louis Néel, French physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2000)
1904
Fumio Niwa, Japanese author (d. 2005)
1902
Philippe Leclerc de Hauteclocque, French general (d. 1947)
1902
Emanuel Feuermann, Austrian-American cellist and educator (d. 1942)
1902
Humphrey Gibbs, English-Rhodesian politician, 15th Governor of Southern Rhodesia (d. 1990)
1902
Albert Leduc, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1990)
1902
Ethel Smith, American organist (d. 1996)
1901
Béla Juhos, Hungarian-Austrian philosopher from the Vienna Circle (d. 1971)
1901
Joaquín Rodrigo, Spanish pianist and composer (d. 1999)
1900
Tom Macdonald, Welsh journalist and author (d. 1980)
1900
Helenka Pantaleoni, American actress and humanitarian, co-founded U.S. Fund for UNICEF (d. 1987)
1899
Hoagy Carmichael, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and actor (d. 1981)
1898
Wiley Post, American pilot (d. 1935)
1897
Paul Oswald Ahnert, German astronomer and educator (d. 1989)
1897
Harry Wilson, English-American actor and singer (d. 1987)
1896
David J. Mays, American lawyer and author (d. 1971)
1893
Harley Earl, American businessman (d. 1969)
1893
Lazar Kaganovich, Soviet politician (d. 1991)
1891
Edward Bernays, Austrian-American publicist (d. 1995)
1890
Charles de Gaulle, French general and politician, 18th President of France (d. 1970)
1884
C. J. "Jack" De Garis, Australian entrepreneur (d. 1926)
1884
Sulaiman Nadvi, Pakistani historian, author, and scholar (d. 1953)
1881
Enver Pasha, Ottoman general and politician (d. 1922)
1877
Endre Ady, Hungarian journalist and poet (d. 1919)
1877
Joan Gamper, Swiss-Spanish footballer, founded FC Barcelona (d. 1930)
1876
Percival Proctor Baxter, American lawyer and politician, 53rd Governor of Maine (d.1969)
1876
Emil Beyer, American gymnast and triathlete (d. 1934)
1873
Leo Amery, Indian-English journalist and politician, Secretary of State for the Colonies (d. 1955)
1873
Johnny Tyldesley, English cricketer (d. 1930)
1870
Howard Brockway, American pianist, composer, and educator (d. 1951)
1870
Harry Graham, Australian cricketer (d. 1911)
1869
André Gide, French novelist, essayist, and dramatist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1951)
1868
John Nance Garner, American lawyer and politician, 32nd Vice President of the United States (d. 1967)
1861
Ranavalona III of Madagascar (d. 1917)
1859
Cecil Sharp, English folk song scholar (d. 1924)
1857
George Gissing, English novelist (d. 1903)
1856
Heber J. Grant, American religious leader, 7th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (d. 1945)
1852
Paul-Henri-Benjamin d'Estournelles de Constant, French politician and diplomat, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1924)
1849
Christian Rohlfs, German painter and academic (d. 1938)
1845
Aleksander Kunileid, Estonian composer and educator (d. 1875)
1836
George Barham, English businessman, founded Express County Milk Supply Company (d. 1913)
1824
Georg von Oettingen, Estonian-German physician and ophthalmologist (d. 1916)
1820
Katherine Plunket, Irish supercentenarian (d. 1932)
1819
George Eliot, English novelist and poet (d. 1880)
1814
Serranus Clinton Hastings, American lawyer and politician, 1st Chief Justice of California (d. 1893)
1808
Thomas Cook, English businessman, founded Thomas Cook Group (d. 1892)
1787
Rasmus Rask, Danish linguist, philologist, and scholar (d. 1823)
1780
Conradin Kreutzer, German composer (d. 1849)
1780
José Cecilio del Valle, Honduran journalist, lawyer, and politician, Foreign Minister of Mexico (d. 1834)
1744
Abigail Adams, American wife of John Adams, 2nd First Lady of the United States (d. 1818)
1728
Charles Frederick, Grand Duke of Baden (d. 1811)
1722
Gregory Skovoroda, Ukrainian philosopher, poet, and composer (d. 1794)
1721
Joseph Frederick Wallet DesBarres, Swiss-Canadian cartographer and politician, Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia (d. 1824)
1710
Wilhelm Friedemann Bach, German organist and composer (d. 1784)
1709
Franz Benda, Czech violinist and composer (d. 1786)
1698
Pierre de Rigaud, Marquis de Vaudreuil-Cavagnial, Canadian-American soldier and politician, 10th Governor of Louisiana (d. 1778)
1690
François Colin de Blamont, French pianist and composer (d. 1760)
1643
René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, French-American explorer (d. 1687)
1635
Francis Willughby, English ornithologist and ichthyologist (d. 1672)
1602
Elisabeth of France (d. 1644)
1564
Henry Brooke, 11th Baron Cobham, English politician, Lord Lieutenant of Kent (d. 1610)
1533
Alfonso II d'Este, Duke of Ferrara, Italian noble (d. 1597)
1532
Anne of Denmark, Electress of Saxony (d. 1585)
1519
Johannes Crato von Krafftheim, German humanist and physician (d. 1585)
1515
Mary of Guise, Queen of Scots (d. 1560)
1428
Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick, English kingmaker (d. 1471)
1329
Elisabeth of Meissen, Burgravine of Nuremberg (d. 1375)

Deaths On This Day

2017
Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Russian operatic baritone (b. 1962)
2017
Tommy Keene, American singer songwriter (b. 1958)
2016
M. Balamuralikrishna, Indian vocalist and singer (b. 1930)
2015
Abubakar Audu, Nigerian banker and politician, Governor of Kogi State (b. 1947)
2015
Salahuddin Quader Chowdhury, Bangladeshi politician (b. 1949)
2015
Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mojaheed, Bangladeshi politician (b. 1948)
2015
Robin Stewart, Indian-English actor and game show host (b. 1946)
2015
Kim Young-sam, South Korean soldier and politician, 7th President of South Korea (b. 1929)
2014
Fiorenzo Angelini, Italian cardinal (b. 1916)
2014
Don Grate, American baseball and basketball player (b. 1923)
2014
Marcel Paquet, Belgian-Polish philosopher and author (b. 1947)
2014
Émile Poulat, French sociologist and historian (b. 1920)
2013
Don Dailey, American computer programmer (b. 1956)
2013
Brian Dawson, English singer (b. 1939)
2013
Jancarlos de Oliveira Barros, Brazilian footballer (b. 1983)
2013
Tom Gilmartin, Irish businessman (b. 1935)
2013
Georges Lautner, French director and screenwriter (b. 1926)
2013
Alec Reid, Irish priest and activist (b. 1931)
2012
Pearl Laska Chamberlain, American pilot (b. 1909)
2012
Bryce Courtenay, South African-Australian author (b. 1933)
2012
Bennie McRae, American football player (b. 1939)
2012
P. Govinda Pillai, Indian journalist and politician (b. 1926)
2011
Svetlana Alliluyeva, Russian-American author and educator (b. 1926)
2011
Sena Jurinac, Bosnian-Austrian soprano and actress (b. 1921)
2011
Lynn Margulis, American biologist and academic (b. 1938)
2011
Paul Motian, American drummer and composer (b. 1931)
2010
Jean Cione, American baseball player and educator (b. 1928)
2010
Frank Fenner, Australian virologist and microbiologist (b. 1914)
2008
MC Breed, American rapper (b. 1971)
2007
Maurice Béjart, French-Swiss dancer, choreographer, and director (b. 1929)
2007
Verity Lambert, English television producer (b. 1935)
2006
Pat Dobson, American baseball player and coach (b. 1942)
2005
Bruce Hobbs, American jockey and trainer (b. 1920)
2004
Arthur Hopcraft, English screenwriter and journalist (b. 1932)
2002
Parley Baer, American actor (b. 1914)
2001
Mary Kay Ash, American businesswoman, founded Mary Kay, Inc. (b. 1915)
2001
Theo Barker, English historian and academic (b. 1923)
2001
Norman Granz, American-Swiss record producer, founded Verve Records (b. 1918)
2000
Christian Marquand, French actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1927)
2000
Emil Zátopek, Czech runner (b. 1922)
1998
Stu Ungar, American poker player (b. 1953)
1997
Michael Hutchence, Australian singer-songwriter (b. 1960)
1996
María Casares, Spanish-French actress (b. 1922)
1996
Terence Donovan, English photographer and director (b. 1936)
1996
Mark Lenard, American actor (b. 1924)
1994
Minni Nurme, Estonian writer and poet (b. 1917)
1994
Forrest White, American businessman (b. 1920)
1993
Anthony Burgess, English novelist, playwright, and critic (b. 1917)
1992
Sterling Holloway, American actor (b. 1905)
1989
C. C. Beck, American illustrator (b. 1910)
1989
René Moawad, Lebanese lawyer and politician, 13th President of Lebanon (b. 1925)
1988
Luis Barragán, Mexican architect and engineer, designed the Torres de Satélite (b. 1908)
1986
Scatman Crothers, American actor and comedian (b. 1910)
1981
Hans Adolf Krebs, German-English physician and biochemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1900)
1980
Jules Léger, Canadian journalist and politician, 21st Governor General of Canada (b. 1913)
1980
Norah McGuinness, Irish painter and illustrator (b. 1901)
1980
Mae West, American actress, singer, and screenwriter (b. 1893)
1976
Sevgi Soysal, Turkish author (b. 1936)
1967
Pavel Korin, Russian painter (b. 1892)
1963
Wilhelm Beiglböck, Austrian-German physician (b. 1905)
1963
Aldous Huxley, English novelist and philosopher (b. 1894)
1963
John F. Kennedy, American lieutenant and politician, 35th President of the United States (b. 1917)
1963
C. S. Lewis, British poet and critic (b. 1898)
1963
J. D. Tippit, American police officer (Dallas Police Department) (b. 1924)
1956
Theodore Kosloff, Russian-American actor, ballet dancer, and choreographer (b. 1882)
1955
Shemp Howard, American actor and comedian (b. 1895)
1954
Jess McMahon, American wrestling promoter, co-founded Capitol Wrestling Corporation (b. 1882)
1948
Fakhri Pasha, Turkish general and politician (b. 1868)
1946
Otto Georg Thierack, German jurist and politician, German Minister of Justice (b. 1889)
1944
Arthur Eddington, English astrophysicist and astronomer (b. 1882)
1943
Lorenz Hart, American playwright and composer (b. 1895)
1941
Werner Mölders, German colonel and pilot (b. 1915)
1932
William Walker Atkinson, American merchant, lawyer, and author (b. 1862)
1926
Darvish Khan, Iranian tar player (b. 1872)
1920
Manuel Pérez y Curis, Uruguayan poet and author (b. 1884)
1919
Francisco Moreno, Argentinian explorer and academic (b. 1852)
1917
Teoberto Maler, Italian-German archaeologist and explorer (b. 1842)
1916
Jack London, American novelist and journalist (b. 1876)
1913
Tokugawa Yoshinobu, Japanese shōgun (b. 1837)
1902
Walter Reed, American physician and entomologist (b. 1851)
1900
Arthur Sullivan, English composer and scholar (b. 1842)
1896
George Washington Gale Ferris Jr., American engineer, invented the Ferris wheel (b. 1859)
1886
Mary Boykin Chesnut, American author (b. 1823)
1875
Henry Wilson, American colonel, journalist, and politician, 18th Vice President of the United States (b. 1812)
1871
Oscar James Dunn, African American activist and politician, Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana 1868-1871 (b. 1826)
1819
John Stackhouse, English botanist and phycologist (b. 1742)
1813
Johann Christian Reil, German physician, physiologist, and anatomist (b. 1759)
1794
John Alsop, American merchant and politician (b. 1724)
1774
Robert Clive, English general and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Shropshire (b. 1725)
1758
Richard Edgcumbe, 1st Baron Edgcumbe, English politician, Lord Lieutenant of Cornwall (db. 1680)
1718
Blackbeard, English pirate (b. 1680)
1710
Bernardo Pasquini, Italian organist and composer (b. 1637)
1697
Libéral Bruant, French architect and academic, designed Les Invalides (b. 1635)
1694
John Tillotson, English archbishop (b. 1630)
1617
Ahmed I, Sultan of the Ottoman Empire and Caliph of Islam (b. 1590)
1538
John Lambert, English Protestant martyr
1392
Robert de Vere, Duke of Ireland (b. 1362)
1318
Mikhail of Tver (b. 1271)
1286
Eric V of Denmark (b. 1249)
1249
As-Salih Ayyub, ruler of Egypt
950
Lothair II of Italy (b. 926)
365
Antipope Felix II

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