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On This Day in History:  November 23

November 23 is the 327th day of the year (328th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 38 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2020
Lottery player wins $100,000 with 20 identical tickets. A North Carolina man played the Virginia Lottery and took a big leap by buying 20 identical lottery tickets. The result? He took home 20 top prizes totaling $100,000.
2020
Kansas Lottery shuts down in-person claims due to rise in COVID-19 cases. Changes to the claims process at the Kansas Lottery are effective today, Nov. 23, due to the rise in COVID-19 cases across the state.
2019
$1 million Powerball lottery ticket sold in Texas expires Monday. This holiday season someone who bought a Powerball ticket in Dallas this past Spring has a lot to be thankful for... but only for the next few days.
2018
Couple finds winning $1.8M lottery ticket while cleaning house for Thanksgiving. Harold and Tina Ehrenberg hit the jackpot — literally — as they tidied up their Mandeville, Louisiana, home this week while preparing to host a Thanksgiving crowd.
2017
Arizona Lottery pulls second computerized drawing machine over duplicate numbers. The Arizona Lottery has taken a second computerized lottery drawing machine out of operation because it repeatedly chose duplicate numbers.
2017
Happy Thanksgiving. Happy Thanksgiving from the Lottery Post staff!
2016
Girl spots discarded winning lottery scratcher, donates winnings to Thanksgiving food drive. In this season of giving thanks, one student from Missouri shows what generosity is all about.
2013
NY deli owners stole $1M lottery ticket, cops say. A Long Island deli owner and his son were charged Saturday with scamming a customer out of a $1 million lottery ticket.
2013
$205 MILLION: Promise of big jackpots met by new Mega Millions. After no lottery tickets matched all 5 numbers plus the Mega Ball Friday night, the multi-state Mega Millions jackpot was increased to an estimated $205 million, with a lump-sum cash value of $110.6 million.
2011
Arkansas Lottery to begin director search. The Arkansas Lottery Commission voted Monday to begin its search for a new director in December, but the panel left unanswered how quickly it hoped to fill the vacancy left by former director Ernie Passailaigue.
2011
Prize money awarded to rightful lottery ticket holder. The Tennessee Lottery on Tuesday presented a $200,000 Powerball prize to a Sumner County man whose winning ticket was allegedly stolen by two convenience store clerks earlier this year.
2010
Oregon Lottery creates 2 Thanksgiving millionaires. The Oregon Lottery today held the state's fifth raffle drawing -- the second it has held near Thanksgiving -- producing two new millionaires and thousands of other cash prize winners.
2009
Ohio Lottery opposes state audit. The Ohio Lottery Commission has formally rejected State Auditor Mary Taylor's decision to launch a performance audit of the $2.4 billion agency without its blessing.
2009
New Mexico lottery winner claims Hot Lotto jackpot. A New Mexico Lottery player from Elida — a village in eastern New Mexico with a population of 183 people — beat the odds of 1 in nearly 11 million to win a Hot Lotto jackpot of $1.1 million.
2009
Arizona legislators may borrow against future lottery revenue. Arizona lawmakers are eyeing a special session on the budget next month, including proposals to borrow against future lottery proceeds and to ask voters to extend the Arizona Lottery beyond 2012.
2007
Indiana governor drops lottery privatization. Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels said today he won't make a renewed pitch in the upcoming legislative session for his proposal to privatize the Hoosier Lottery, saying lawmakers will be too busy considering property tax reforms.
2007
N.C. lottery searches out more stores. North Carolina had 1 lottery retailer for about every 1,500 residents at the end of June, proportionally fewer outlets than most neighboring states and fewer than the average for North American lotteries.
2007
Lottery no game for Tennessee executive. Standing recently in Neyland Stadium with roaring University of Tennessee football fans, Rebecca Paul Hargrove, the highflying impresario of legalized gambling, proudly waved a symbolic check for a billion dollars. The moment, captured on jumbo screens across the stadium, was among the countless plugs for the fund-raising prowess of Tennessee's lottery, which Hargrove started four years ago.
2006
Happy Thanksgiving. A happy and prosperous Thanksgiving to all!
2005
N.C. resident speaks out against computerized lottery drawings. A North Carolina lottery hopeful does not want suspicious computerized lottery drawings to be instituted in her state.
2005
Father, son feud over lottery winnings. What first appeared to be the quintessential modern American fairy tale has turned into the archetypal American family feud, as a 45-year-old manicurist filed a lawsuit, saying his 21-year-old son tricked him into turning over a winning lottery ticket worth $1 million, and then tried to steal the winnings.
2005
Lucky Break: Co-workers win lottery. Pooling resources can sometimes pay off in a big way -- just ask the 14 co-workers at United Plastics Corp. in Mount Airy, North Carolina, who won $250,000 in the Nov. 15 Mega Millions drawing by matching five of six numbers.
2005
N.C. lottery startup will be no April Fool's joke. North Carolinians can expect to play the lottery on or before April 5 -- four months after Tom Shaheen, the new lottery director, officially begins his job in Raleigh.
2005
Scientific Games appeals N.J. Lottery's award to GTECH. Overbid by nearly $32 million in its unsuccessful attempt to get the state's lottery contract, Scientific Games filed a protest Tuesday claiming officials skewed the bid proposals to keep its current operator.
2004
Powerball Jackpot Soars to $95 Million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Saturday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $95 million, with a cash option of $51.9 million.
2004
Judge Orders $5 M Seized In Lottery Scam Go To Charities. A Cincinnati judge has ordered that nearly $5 million seized in a statewide gambling scam be sent to the charities it was supposed to reach in the first place.
2004
New York man wins $149M Mega Millions jackpot. Sunday, New York Lottery authorities declared Juan Rodriguez the winner of the largest jackpot ever won in the state, $149 million.

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.$226 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 26, 2019
4.$205 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 26, 2013
5.$202 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 25, 2020
6.$200 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 24, 2020
7.€143 Million
US$169.9 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Nov 24, 2020
8.$155 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 24, 2018
8.$155 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 23, 2018
10.$149 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 25, 2017
11.$137 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 24, 2007
12.$119 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 24, 2017
13.$105 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 25, 2000
14.$96 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 25, 2008
15.$95 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 24, 2004
16.$90 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 25, 2015
16.$90 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 23, 2019
18.€73 Million
US$86.88 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Nov 24, 2017
19.€68.42 Million
US$81.29 Million
Draw Date
Nov 24, 2020
20.$80 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 26, 2014
21.€68.07 Million
US$77.18 Million
Draw Date
Nov 24, 2018
22.€62.4 Million
US$73.91 Million
Draw Date
Nov 23, 2017
23.$69 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 25, 1995
24.$64 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 25, 2006
24.$64 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 24, 2010

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1980
Sunday, Nov 23, 1980
40 years old
1974
Saturday, Nov 23, 1974
46 years old
1973
Friday, Nov 23, 1973
47 years old
1965
Tuesday, Nov 23, 1965
55 years old
1965
Tuesday, Nov 23, 1965
55 years old
1961
Thursday, Nov 23, 1961
59 years old
1961
Thursday, Nov 23, 1961
59 years old
1950
Thursday, Nov 23, 1950
70 years old
1948
Tuesday, Nov 23, 1948
72 years old
(year not provided)
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Worldwide Events On This Day

2015
Blue Origin's New Shepard space vehicle became the first rocket to successfully fly to space and then return to Earth for a controlled, vertical landing.
2011
Arab Spring: After 11 months of protests in Yemen, Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh signs a deal to transfer power to the vice president, in exchange for legal immunity.
2010
Bombardment of Yeonpyeong: North Korean artillery attack kills two civilians and two marines on Yeonpyeong Island, South Korea.
2009
The Maguindanao massacre occurs in Ampatuan, Maguindanao, Philippines.
2007
MS Explorer, a cruise liner carrying 154 people, sinks in the Antarctic Ocean south of Argentina after hitting an iceberg near the South Shetland Islands. There are no fatalities.
2006
A series of bombings kills at least 215 people and injures 257 others in Sadr City, making it the second deadliest sectarian attack since the beginning of the Iraq War in 2003.
2005
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is electedpresident of Liberia and becomes the first woman to lead an African country.
2004
The Holy Trinity Cathedral of Tbilisi, the largest religious building in Georgia, is consecrated.
2003
Rose Revolution: Georgian president Eduard Shevardnadze resigns following weeks of mass protests over flawed elections.
2001
The Convention on Cybercrime is signed in Budapest, Hungary.
1996
Ethiopian Airlines Flight 961 is hijacked, then crashes into the Indian Ocean off the coast of Comoros after running out of fuel, killing 125.
1993
Rachel Whiteread wins both the £20,000 Turner Prize award for best British modern artist and the £40,000 K Foundation art award for the worst artist of the year.
1992
The first smartphone, the IBM Simon, is introduced at COMDEX in Las Vegas, Nevada.
1985
Gunmen hijackEgyptAir Flight 648 en route from Athens to Cairo. When the plane lands in Malta, Egyptian commandos storm the aircraft, but 60 people die in the raid.
1981
Iran-Contra affair: Ronald Reagan signs the top secret National Security Decision Directive 17 (NSDD-17), giving the Central Intelligence Agency the authority to recruit and support Contra rebels in Nicaragua.
1980
The 6.9 MwIrpinia earthquake shakes southern Italy with a maximum Mercalli intensity of X (Extreme), killing 2,483-4,900, and injuring 7,700-8,934.
1978
Cyclone kills about 1000 people in eastern Sri Lanka.
1978
The Geneva Frequency Plan of 1975 goes into effect, realigning many of Europe's longwave and mediumwave broadcasting frequencies.
1976
ApneistJacques Mayol is the first man to reach a depth of 100 m undersea without breathing equipment.
1974
Sixty Ethiopian politicians, aristocrats, military officers, and other persons are executed by the provisional military government.
1972
The Soviet Union makes its final attempt at successfully launching the N1 rocket.
1971
Representatives of the People's Republic of China attend the United Nations, including the United Nations Security Council, for the first time.
1968
1968 Yale vs. Harvard football game: Harvard Crimson defeats Yale Bulldogs in a 29-29 tie at Harvard Stadium in Boston, Massachusetts.
1963
The BBC broadcasts the first episode of An Unearthly Child (starring William Hartnell), the first story from the first series of Doctor Who, which is now the world's longest running science fiction drama.
1959
French PresidentCharles de Gaulle declares in a speech in Strasbourg his vision for "Europe, from the Atlantic to the Urals".
1955
The Cocos Islands are transferred from the control of the United Kingdom to that of Australia.
1953
Pilot Felix Moncla and Lieutenant Robert Wilson disappear while in pursuit of a mysterious craft over Lake Superior.
1946
French naval bombardment of Hai Phong, Vietnam, kills thousands of civilians.
1943
World War II: The Deutsche Opernhaus on Bismarckstraße in the Berlin neighborhood of Charlottenburg is destroyed. It will eventually be rebuilt in 1961 and be called the Deutsche Oper Berlin.
1943
World War II: Tarawa and Makinatolls fall to American forces.
1940
World War II: Romania becomes a signatory of the Tripartite Pact, officially joining the Axis powers.
1939
World War II: HMS Rawalpindi is sunk by the German battleshipsScharnhorst and Gneisenau.
1936
Life magazine is reborn as a photo magazine and enjoys instant success.
1934
An Anglo-Ethiopian boundary commission in the Ogaden discovers an Italian garrison at Walwal, well within Ethiopian territory. This leads to the Abyssinia Crisis.
1924
Edwin Hubble's discovery, that the Andromeda "nebula" is actually another island galaxy far outside of our own Milky Way, is first published in The New York Times.
1918
Heber J. Grant succeeds Joseph F. Smith as the seventh president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
1914
Mexican Revolution: The last of U.S. forces withdraw from Veracruz, occupied seven months earlier in response to the Tampico Affair.
1910
Johan Alfred Ander becomes the last person to be executed in Sweden.
1890
King William III of the Netherlands dies without a male heir and a special law is passed to allow his daughter Princess Wilhelmina to succeed him.
1889
The first jukebox goes into operation at the Palais Royale Saloon in San Francisco.
1876
Corrupt Tammany Hall leader William Magear Tweed (better known as Boss Tweed) is delivered to authorities in New York City after being captured in Spain.
1867
The Manchester Martyrs are hanged in Manchester, England, for killing a police officer while freeing two Irish nationalists from custody.
1863
American Civil War: Battle of Chattanooga begins: Union forces led by General Ulysses S. Grant reinforce troops at Chattanooga, Tennessee, and counter-attack Confederate troops.
1810
Sarah Booth debuts at the Royal Opera House.
1808
French and Poles defeat the Spanish at Battle of Tudela.
1733
The start of the 1733 slave insurrection on St. John in what was then the Danish West Indies.
1644
John Milton publishes Areopagitica, a pamphlet decrying censorship.
1531
The Second War of Kappel results in the dissolution of the Protestant alliance in Switzerland.
1510
First campaign of the Ottoman Empire against the Kingdom of Imereti (modern western Georgia). Ottoman armies sack the capital Kutaisi and burn Gelati Monastery.
1499
Pretender to the throne Perkin Warbeck is hanged for reportedly attempting to escape from the Tower of London. He had invaded England in 1497, claiming to be the lost son of King Edward IV of England.
1248
Conquest of Seville by Christian troops under King Ferdinand III of Castile.
1174
Saladin enters Damascus, and adds it to his domain.
534 BC
Thespis of Icaria becomes the first recorded actor to portray a character onstage.

Births On This Day

1996
Anna Yanovskaya, Russian ice dancer
1995
Kelly Rosen, Estonian footballer
1994
Wes Burns, Welsh footballer
1992
Miley Cyrus, American singer-songwriter and actress
1992
Gabriel Landeskog, Swedish ice hockey player
1991
Ahmed Shehzad, Pakistani cricketer
1990
Shaun Hutchinson, English footballer
1990
Eddy Kim, South Korean singer-songwriter and guitarist
1990
Alena Leonova, Russian figure skater
1988
Sebastian Nachreiner, German footballer
1987
Nicklas Bäckström, Swedish ice hockey player
1987
Ossi Kanervo, Finnish figure skater
1987
Fetuli Talanoa, New Zealand-Tongan rugby league player
1985
Viktor Ahn, South Korean speed skater
1985
Mike Tolbert, American football player
1984
Amruta Khanvilkar, Indian actress and dancer
1984
Justin Turner, American baseball player
1983
BJ The Chicago Kid, American singer/songwriter
1983
Nasser Al-Shamrani, Saudi Arabian footballer
1983
Fatih Yiğituşağı, Turkish footballer
1983
Kevin Clancy, Scottish football referee
1982
Colby Armstrong, Canadian ice hockey player
1982
Dallas Johnson, Australian rugby league player
1982
Igor Kuzmin, Estonian rower
1982
Asafa Powell, Jamaican sprinter
1980
Ishmael Beah, Sierra Leonean child soldier and American author
1980
David Britz, American nanotechnologist and engineer
1980
Jonathan Papelbon, American baseball player
1979
Kelly Brook, English model and actress
1979
Nihat Kahveci, Turkish footballer and manager
1979
Ivica Kostelić, Croatian skier
1978
Ali Güneş, German-Turkish footballer
1978
Tommy Marth, American saxophonist (d. 2012)
1978
Alison Mosshart, American singer-songwriter
1978
Kayvan Novak, English actor, director, and screenwriter
1977
Myriam Boileau, Canadian diver
1977
Adam Eaton, American baseball player
1977
David Lucas, English footballer
1976
Cüneyt Çakır, Turkish footballer and referee
1976
Page Kennedy, American actor and rapper
1976
Tony Renna, American race car driver (d. 2003)
1976
Murat Salar, German-Turkish footballer and manager
1976
Kohei Suwama, Japanese wrestler
1974
Juventud Guerrera, Mexican wrestler and sportscaster
1974
Saku Koivu, Finnish ice hockey player
1974
Malik Rose, American basketball player and sportscaster
1974
Jamie Sharper, American football player
1972
Christopher James Adler, American drummer
1971
Khaled Al-Muwallid, Saudi Arabian footballer
1971
Lisa Arch, American actress
1971
Vin Baker, American basketball player and coach
1971
Chris Hardwick, American comedian, actor, producer, and television host
1970
Zoë Ball, English radio and television host
1970
Oded Fehr, Israeli-American actor
1970
Danny Hoch, American actor and screenwriter
1970
Karsten Müller, German chess player and author
1969
Olivier Beretta, Monégasque race car driver
1969
Mike Lünsmann, German footballer
1969
Robin Padilla, Filipino actor, martial artist, and screenwriter
1969
Jonathan Seet, Singaporean-Canadian singer-songwriter and producer
1968
Robert Denmark, English runner and coach
1968
Hamid Hassani, Iranian lexicographer, linguist, and academic
1968
Mark Soden, Australian rugby league player
1968
Anthony Sullivan, English rugby league and union player
1968
Kirsty Young, Scottish journalist
1967
Steve Deacon, Australian rugby league player
1967
Gary Kirsten, South African cricketer and coach
1967
Salli Richardson, American actress, director, and producer
1966
Vincent Cassel, French actor and producer
1966
Kevin Gallacher, Scottish footballer and sportscaster
1966
Jerry Kelly, American golfer
1965
Jennifer Michael Hecht, American historian, author, and poet
1964
Lorna Jane Clarkson, Australian fashion designer, entrepreneur, and author
1964
Frank Rutherford, Bahamian triple jumper
1963
Gwynne Shotwell, American businesswoman, President and Chief Operating Officer of SpaceX
1962
Lance King, American singer-songwriter and producer
1962
Nicolás Maduro, Venezuelan union leader and politician, President of Venezuela
1961
Keith Ablow, American psychiatrist and author
1961
Nicolas Bacri, French composer
1961
Merv Hughes, Australian cricketer
1961
John Schnatter, American businessman, founded Papa John's Pizza
1961
Peter Stanford, English journalist and author
1960
Robin Roberts, American sportscaster and journalist
1960
John Henton, American actor and comedian
1959
Maxwell Caulfield, English-American actor
1958
Martin Snedden, New Zealand cricketer and lawyer
1956
Bruce Edgar, New Zealand cricketer
1956
Shane Gould, Australian swimmer and coach
1955
Steven Brust, American singer-songwriter, drummer, and author (Cats Laughing)
1955
Ludovico Einaudi, Italian pianist and composer
1955
Dinos Kouis, Greek footballer and coach
1955
Mary Landrieu, American politician
1954
Pete Allen, English clarinet player and saxophonist
1954
Glenn Brummer, American baseball player
1954
Bruce Hornsby, American singer-songwriter and pianist
1954
Aavo Pikkuus, Estonian cyclist
1953
Rick Bayless, American chef and author
1953
Francis Cabrel, French singer-songwriter and guitarist
1953
Johan de Meij, Dutch trombonist, composer, and conductor
1953
Martin Kent, Australian cricketer
1953
Volodymyr Sabodan, Ukrainian metropolitan (d. 2014)
1952
Bill Troiano, American tuba player and educator
1951
Maik Galakos, Greek footballer and manager
1950
Nrisingha Prasad Bhaduri, Indian indologist, author, and academic
1950
Carlos Eire, Cuban-born American author and academic
1950
Charles Schumer, American lawyer and politician
1949
Alan Paul, American singer-songwriter and actor
1949
Sandra Stevens, English singer (Brotherhood of Man)
1948
Bruce Vilanch, American actor and screenwriter
1948
Frank Worthington, English footballer and manager
1947
Jean-Pierre Foucault, French radio and television host
1946
Giorgos Koudas, Greek footballer and manager
1946
Diana Quick, English actress
1946
Bobby Rush, American activist and politician
1945
Assi Dayan, Israeli actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2014)
1945
Jim Doyle, American lawyer and politician, 44th Governor of Wisconsin
1945
Keith Hampshire, English-Canadian singer-songwriter and radio host
1945
Jerry Harris, American sculptor
1945
Dennis Nilsen, Scottish serial killer
1945
Tony Pond, English race car driver (d. 2002)
1944
Joe Eszterhas, Hungarian-American screenwriter and producer
1944
Peter Lindbergh, German-French photographer and director
1944
James Toback, American actor, director, and screenwriter
1943
Andrew Goodman, American activist (d. 1964)
1943
Sue Nicholls, English actress
1943
David Nolan, American activist and politician (d. 2010)
1943
Petar Skansi, Croatian basketball player and coach
1942
Susan Anspach, American actress (d. 2018)
1941
Alan Mullery, English footballer and manager
1941
Franco Nero, Italian actor and producer
1940
Luis Tiant, Cuban-American baseball player and coach
1939
Betty Everett, American singer and pianist (d. 2001)
1938
Patrick Kelly, English archbishop
1938
Donald Roller Wilson, American artist
1937
Graham Hearne, English lawyer and businessman
1936
Robert Barnard, English author, critic, and educator (d. 2013)
1936
Frank Caprio, American judge
1936
Steve Landesberg, American actor and screenwriter (d. 2010)
1936
Mats Traat, Estonian poet and author
1935
Ken Eastwood, Australian cricketer
1935
Vladislav Volkov, Russian engineer and astronaut (d. 1971)
1934
Lew Hoad, Australian tennis player (d. 1994)
1934
Robert Towne, American actor, director, and screenwriter
1933
Krzysztof Penderecki, Polish composer and conductor
1933
Ali Shariati, Iranian sociologist and activist (d. 1977)
1932
Michel David-Weill, French-American banker
1932
Kunie Tanaka, Japanese actor
1930
Geeta Dutt, Indian singer and actress (d. 1972)
1930
Robert Easton, American actor (d. 2011)
1930
Jack McKeon, American baseball player and manager
1929
Hal Lindsey, American evangelist and author
1929
Gloria Lynne, American singer (d. 2013)
1928
Jerry Bock, American composer (d. 2010)
1928
John Coleman, Australian rules footballer and coach (d. 1973)
1928
Elmarie Wendel, American actress and singer (d. 2018)
1927
John Cole, Irish-English journalist and author (d. 2013)
1927
Guy Davenport, American author and scholar (d. 2005)
1927
Angelo Sodano, Italian cardinal
1926
Sathya Sai Baba, Indian guru and philosopher (d. 2011)
1926
R. L. Burnside, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2005)
1925
José Napoleón Duarte, Salvadoran engineer and politician, President of El Salvador (d. 1990)
1925
Johnny Mandel, American composer and conductor
1925
Elaine Horseman, English author and educator (d. 1999)
1924
Irvin J. Borowsky, American publisher and philanthropist (d. 2014)
1924
Josephine D'Angelo, American baseball player and educator (d. 2013)
1924
Paula Raymond, American model and actress (d. 2003)
1924
Colin Turnbull, English-American anthropologist and author (d. 1994)
1923
Daniel Brewster, American colonel, lawyer, and politician (d. 2007)
1923
Billy Haughton, American harness racer and trainer (d. 1986)
1923
Julien J. LeBourgeois, American admiral (d. 2012)
1923
Gloria Whelan, American author and poet
1922
Manuel Fraga Iribarne, Spanish politician, 3rd President of the Xunta of Galicia (d. 2012)
1922
Võ Văn Kiệt, Vietnamese soldier and politician, 6th Prime Minister of Vietnam (d. 2008)
1921
Fred Buscaglione, Italian singer and actor (d. 1960)
1920
Paul Celan, Romanian-French poet and translator (d. 1970)
1916
Michael Gough, Malaysian-English actor (d. 2011)
1916
P. K. Page, English-Canadian author and poet (d. 2010)
1915
John Dehner, American actor (d. 1992)
1915
Marc Simont, French-American illustrator (d. 2013)
1915
Anne Burns, British aeronautical engineer and glider pilot (d. 2001)
1914
Donald Nixon, American businessman (d. 1987)
1914
Wilson Tucker, American projectionist and author (d. 2006)
1912
George O'Hanlon, American actor and screenwriter (d. 1989)
1909
Nigel Tranter, Scottish historian and author (d. 2000)
1908
Nelson S. Bond, American author and playwright (d. 2006)
1907
Lars Leksell, Swedish physician and neurosurgeon (d. 1986)
1907
Run Run Shaw, Chinese-Hong Kong businessman and philanthropist, founded Shaw Brothers Studio and TVB (d. 2014)
1906
Betti Alver, Estonian author and poet (d. 1989)
1905
K. Alvapillai, Sri Lankan civil servant (d. 1979)
1902
Aaron Bank, American colonel (d. 2004)
1902
Victor Jory, Canadian-American actor (d. 1982)
1901
Bennie Osler, South African rugby player (d. 1962)
1899
Manuel dos Reis Machado, Brazilian martial artist and educator (d. 1974)
1897
Nirad C. Chaudhuri, British-Indian historian, author, and critic (d. 1999)
1897
Karl Gebhardt, German physician and war criminal (d. 1948)
1896
Klement Gottwald, Czechoslovak politician, President of the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic (d. 1953)
1896
Tsunenohana Kan'ichi, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 31st Yokozuna (d. 1960)
1892
Erté, Russian-French illustrator and designer (d. 1990)
1890
El Lissitzky, Russian photographer and architect (d. 1941)
1889
Harry Sunderland, Australian-English journalist and businessman (d. 1964)
1888
Harpo Marx, American comedian and musician (d. 1964)
1887
Boris Karloff, English actor (d. 1969)
1887
Henry Moseley, English physicist and chemist (d. 1915)
1886
Eduards Smiļģis, Latvian actor and director (d. 1966)
1883
José Clemente Orozco, Mexican painter (d. 1949)
1878
Frank Pick, English lawyer and businessman (d. 1941)
1876
Manuel de Falla, Spanish pianist and composer (d. 1946)
1875
Anatoly Lunacharsky, Russian journalist and politician (d. 1933)
1871
William Watt, Australian accountant and politician, 24th Premier of Victoria (d. 1946)
1869
Valdemar Poulsen, Danish engineer (d. 1942)
1868
Mary Brewster Hazelton, American painter (d. 1953)
1864
Henry Bourne Joy, American businessman (d. 1936)
1860
Hjalmar Branting, Swedish journalist and politician, 16th Prime Minister of Sweden, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1925)
1858
Albert Ranft, Swedish actor and director (d. 1938)
1838
Stephanos Skouloudis, Greek banker and politician, 97th Prime Minister of Greece (d. 1928)
1837
Johannes Diderik van der Waals, Dutch physicist and thermodynamicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1923)
1820
Isaac Todhunter, English mathematician and author (d. 1884)
1804
Franklin Pierce, American general, lawyer, and politician, 14th President of the United States (d. 1869)
1803
Theodore Dwight Weld, American author and activist (d. 1895)
1785
Jan Roothaan, Dutch priest, 21st Superior-General of the Society of Jesus (d. 1853)
1781
Theodor Valentin Volkmar, German lawyer and politician, 1st Mayor of Marburg (d. 1847)
1760
François-Noël Babeuf, French journalist and activist (d. 1797)
1749
Edward Rutledge, American captain and politician, 39th Governor of South Carolina (d. 1800)
1719
Spranger Barry, Irish actor (d. 1777)
1715
Pierre Charles Le Monnier, French astronomer and author (d. 1799)
1705
Thomas Birch, English historian and author (d. 1766)
1687
Jean Baptiste Senaillé, French violinist and composer (d. 1730)
1641
Anthonie Heinsius, Dutch lawyer and politician (d. 1720)
1632
Jean Mabillon, French monk and scholar (d. 1707)
1553
Prospero Alpini, Italian physician and botanist (d. 1617)
1508
Francis, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg, youngest son of Henry the Middle (d. 1549)
1496
Clément Marot, French poet (d. 1544)
1417
William FitzAlan, 16th Earl of Arundel, English politician (d. 1487)
1402
Jean de Dunois, French soldier (d. 1468)
1221
Alfonso X of Castile (d. 1284)
1190
Pope Clement IV (d. 1268)
912
Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 973)
870
Alexander, Byzantine emperor (d. 913)

Deaths On This Day

2017
Stela Popescu, Romanian actress (b. 1935)
2016
Rita Barberá Nolla, Spanish politician (b. 1948)
2016
Ralph Branca, American baseball player (b. 1926)
2016
Andrew Sachs, German-born British actor (b. 1930)
2016
Joe Esposito, road manager for Elvis Presley (b. 1938)
2015
Jamiluddin Aali, Pakistani poet, playwright, and critic (b. 1925)
2015
Manmeet Bhullar, Canadian lawyer and politician (b. 1980)
2015
Dan Fante, American author and playwright (b. 1944)
2015
Douglass North, American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1920)
2015
Jim Sochor, American football player and coach (b. 1938)
2014
Marion Barry, American lawyer and politician, 2nd Mayor of the District of Columbia (b. 1936)
2014
Dorothy Cheney, American tennis player (b. 1916)
2014
Metropolitan Mikhail of Asyut (b. 1921)
2014
Murray Oliver, Canadian-American ice hockey player and coach (b. 1937)
2014
Clive Palmer, English banjo player (b. 1943)
2014
Pat Quinn, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1943)
2013
Connie Broden, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1932)
2013
Jay Leggett, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1963)
2013
Peter B. Lewis, American businessman and philanthropist (b. 1933)
2013
Wayne Mills, American singer-songwriter (b. 1969)
2013
Costanzo Preve, Italian philosopher and theorist (b. 1943)
2012
José Luis Borau, Spanish actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1929)
2012
Chuck Diering, American baseball player (b. 1923)
2012
Larry Hagman, American actor, director, and producer (b. 1931)
2012
Diana Isaac, English-New Zealand businesswoman and philanthropist (b. 1921)
2011
Jim Rathmann, American race car driver (b. 1928)
2010
Nassos Daphnis, Greek-American painter and sculptor (b. 1914)
2010
Joyce Howard, English-American actress (b. 1922)
2009
José Arraño Acevedo, Chilean journalist and historian (b. 1921)
2007
Joe Kennedy, American baseball player (b. 1979)
2007
Óscar Carmelo Sánchez, Bolivian footballer and manager (b. 1971)
2007
Robert Vesco, American-Cuban financier (b. 1935)
2007
Pat Walsh, New Zealand rugby union player (b. 1936)
2006
Jesús Blancornelas, Mexican journalist, co-founded Zeta Magazine (b. 1936)
2006
Nick Clarke, English journalist (b. 1948)
2006
Betty Comden, American actress, singer, and screenwriter (b. 1917)
2006
Alexander Litvinenko, Russian spy and defector (b. 1962)
2006
Philippe Noiret, French actor (b. 1930)
2006
Anita O'Day, American singer (b. 1919)
2006
Willie Pep, American boxer and referee (b. 1922)
2005
Constance Cummings, American-English actress (b. 1910)
2005
Frank Gatski, American football player and soldier (b. 1919)
2004
Pete Franklin, American radio host (b. 1928)
2002
Roberto Matta, Chilean-Italian painter and sculptor (b. 1911)
2001
Bo Belinsky, American baseball player (b. 1936)
2001
Mary Whitehouse, English educator and activist (b. 1910)
2000
Brian Rawlinson, English actor and playwright (b. 1931)
1997
Jorge Mas Canosa, Cuban-American businessman (b. 1939)
1996
Mohamed Amin, Kenyan photographer and journalist (b. 1943)
1996
Art Porter, Jr., American saxophonist and songwriter (b. 1961)
1995
Louis Malle, French-American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1932)
1995
Junior Walker, American singer and saxophonist (b. 1931)
1994
Art Barr, American wrestler (b. 1966)
1994
Irwin Kostal, American songwriter, screenwriter, and publisher (b. 1911)
1992
Roy Acuff, American singer-songwriter and fiddler (b. 1903)
1992
Jean-François Thiriart, Belgian politician (b. 1922)
1991
Klaus Kinski, German-American actor and director (b. 1926)
1990
Roald Dahl, British novelist, poet, and screenwriter (b. 1916)
1990
Bo Díaz, Venezuelan baseball player (b. 1953)
1984
Leonard Baker, American historian and author (b. 1931)
1983
Juhan Muks, Estonian painter (b. 1899)
1983
Waheed Murad, Pakistani actor, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1938)
1982
Grady Nutt, American minister and author (b. 1934)
1979
Merle Oberon, Indian-American actress and singer (b. 1911)
1979
Judee Sill, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1944)
1976
André Malraux, French theorist and author (b. 1901)
1974
notable victims of the Massacre of the Sixty: Abiye Abebe, Ethiopian general and politician (b. 1918)
1974
notable victims of the Massacre of the Sixty: Aman Andom, Ethiopian general and politician, President of Ethiopia (b. 1924)
1974
notable victims of the Massacre of the Sixty: Aklilu Habte-Wold, Ethiopian politician, Prime Minister of Ethiopia (b. 1912)
1974
notable victims of the Massacre of the Sixty: Asrate Kassa, Ethiopian commander (b. 1922)
1974
notable victims of the Massacre of the Sixty: Endelkachew Makonnen, Ethiopian politician, Prime Minister of Ethiopia (b. 1927)
1974
Cornelius Ryan, Irish-American journalist and author (b. 1920)
1973
Sessue Hayakawa, Japanese actor, director, and producer (b. 1889)
1972
Marie Wilson, American actress (b. 1916)
1970
Yusof bin Ishak, Singaporean journalist and politician, 1st President of Singapore (b. 1910)
1966
Seán T. O'Kelly, Irish politician, 2nd President of Ireland (b. 1882)
1958
Nikolaos Georgantas, Greek discus thrower (b. 1880)
1958
Johnston McCulley, American author and screenwriter (b. 1883)
1948
Hack Wilson, American baseball player (b. 1900)
1943
Ernie Jones, Australian cricketer and footballer (b. 1869)
1940
Stanley Argyle, Australian politician, 32nd Premier of Victoria (b. 1867)
1937
Jagadish Chandra Bose, Bangladeshi-Indian physicist, biologist, botanist, and archaeologist (b. 1858)
1937
George Albert Boulenger, Belgian-English zoologist and botanist (b. 1858)
1937
Miklós Kovács, Hungarian-Slovene cantor and poet (b. 1857)
1934
Giovanni Brunero, Italian cyclist (b. 1895)
1927
Miguel Pro, Mexican priest and martyr (b. 1891)
1910
Hawley Harvey Crippen, American physician and murderer (b. 1862)
1905
John Burdon-Sanderson, English physiologist and academic (b. 1828)
1899
Thomas Henry Ismay, English businessman, founded White Star Line (b. 1837)
1890
William III of the Netherlands (b. 1817)
1833
Jean-Baptiste Jourdan, French general and politician, French Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1762)
1814
Elbridge Gerry, American merchant and politician, 5th Vice President of the United States of America (b. 1744)
1807
Jean-François Rewbell, French lawyer and politician (b. 1747)
1804
Richard Graves, English minister and author (b. 1715)
1804
Ivan Mane Jarnović, Italian violinist and composer (b. 1747)
1803
Roger Newdigate, English politician (b. 1719)
1769
Constantine Mavrocordatos, Greek prince (b. 1711)
1763
Friedrich Heinrich von Seckendorff, German field marshal and diplomat (b. 1673)
1682
Claude Lorrain, French-Italian painter and engraver (b. 1604)
1616
Richard Hakluyt, English priest and author (b. 1552)
1585
Thomas Tallis, English composer (b. c.1505)
1572
Bronzino, Italian painter and poet (b. 1503)
1503
Bona of Savoy (b. 1449)
1503
Margaret of York (b. 1446)
1499
Perkin Warbeck, pretender to the English throne (b. c. 1474)
1464
Blessed Margaret of Savoy (b. 1390)
1457
Ladislaus the Posthumous, Hungarian king (b. 1440)
1407
Louis I, Duke of Orléans (b. 1372)
1183
William Fitz Robert, 2nd Earl of Gloucester (b. 1116)
1161
Adam, Abbot of Ebrach
955
Eadred, English king (b. 923)
947
Berthold, Duke of Bavaria (b. 900)
386
Jin Feidi, emperor of the Jin Dynasty (b. 342)

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