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On This Day in History:  November 24

November 24 is the 328th day of the year (329th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 37 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2019
French lottery operator stock price surges after $2.1 billion IPO. Shares in French lottery operator Francaise des Jeux (FDJ) rose on their stock market debut on Thursday after the country’s most high profile privatization of the year.
2016
Happy Thanksgiving. Happy Thanksgiving from the Lottery Post staff!
2015
Brooklyn man wins court battle to collect entire $10K lottery prize that he won in 2007. It took a while — and a decision by the state's highest court — but a 69-year-old Vietnam vet from Brooklyn, New York, can finally enjoy all his 2007 lottery winnings.
2015
VA man collects on two winning million dollar lottery tickets. One man claimed two tickets in Virginia Beach that matched all six numbers in the Nov. 18 'Bank a Million,' netting him $2 million after the tax withholding.
2014
NY lottery millionaire inspired by a dream. A New York woman won the top prize of $2.5 million in the lottery's $2,500 A Week For Life scratch-off game after she was inspired to buy a ticket from a dream of her late father.
2011
Happy Thanksgiving. Happy Thanksgiving from the Lottery Post staff.
2009
First Kentucky Lottery drawing machine donated to historical society. The Kentucky Historical Society has taken posession from the Kentucky Lottery Corporation of a unique piece of state history — the machine used to conduct the first legal lottery drawing of the 20th century in the Commonwealth.
2008
Lawsuit alleges New York Lottery and Scientific Games infringed trademark. A small, New Jersey-based company filed a complaint in New Jersey Federal District Court, suing the New York Lottery and Scientific Games for infringing on its game's trademark.
2008
Florida men charged with lottery ticket theft. Two Jacksonville men are facing felony charges over a stolen lottery ticket that was redeemed for $20,000, according to a police report.
2005
Happy Thanksgiving. A happy and prosperous Thanksgiving to all!
2003
Powerball Jackpot Jumps to $40 Million. There were no Powerball jackpot winners Saturday but 375,715 players across the nation won a total of more than $3.3 million in prizes in America's Game.
2003
N.D. lottery supplier nearly picked. Organizers of North Dakota's new lottery have interviewed companies that are competing to sell tickets, and a potential supplier -- and a new promotional logo for the game -- may be approved as early as next week.
2003
Chairman of Oregon Lottery calls it a career at 94. Two decades after voters retired him, and three decades after most people retire themselves, E.D. "Debbs" Potts of Grants Pass said farewell Friday to his last state position as chairman of the Oregon Lottery Commission.
2003
Tennessee man lottery scam victim. Not many people would send almost $2,000 to a person who called them on the phone out of the blue one day and said they were a winner in a lottery that they had never even entered, but one Tullahoma man says he did.
2003
Lottery applicants diverse. Lottery tickets aren't just for convenience stores anymore. Beauty salons, coin-operated laundries, used-car lots and barbecue joints have put in applications to sell tickets for the Tennessee lottery, set to begin Feb. 10.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$420.9 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 26, 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.$172 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 27, 2018
8.€143 Million
US$169.9 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Nov 24, 2020
9.$155 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 24, 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.$100 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 27, 2019
15.$96 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 25, 2008
16.$95 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 24, 2004
17.$90 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 25, 2015
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.€63.5 Million
US$75.77 Million
Draw Date
Nov 25, 2017
23.$70.5 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 26, 1994
24.$69 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 25, 1995
25.$64 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 25, 2006

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1985
Sunday, Nov 24, 1985
35 years old
1980
Monday, Nov 24, 1980
40 years old
1976
Wednesday, Nov 24, 1976
44 years old
1975
Monday, Nov 24, 1975
45 years old
1974
Sunday, Nov 24, 1974
46 years old
1973
Saturday, Nov 24, 1973
47 years old
1973
Saturday, Nov 24, 1973
47 years old
1967
Friday, Nov 24, 1967
53 years old
1967
Friday, Nov 24, 1967
53 years old
1964
Tuesday, Nov 24, 1964
56 years old
1959
Tuesday, Nov 24, 1959
61 years old
1958
Monday, Nov 24, 1958
62 years old
1954
Wednesday, Nov 24, 1954
66 years old
1945
Saturday, Nov 24, 1945
75 years old
1942
Tuesday, Nov 24, 1942
78 years old
(year not provided)
(year not provided)
(year not provided)

Worldwide Events On This Day

2016
The government of Colombia and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia—People's Army sign a revised peace deal, bringing an end to the country's more than 50-year-long civil war.
2015
A Russian Air ForceSukhoi Su-24 fighter jet is shot down by the Turkish Air Force over the Syria-Turkey border, killing one of the two pilots; a Russian marine is also killed during a subsequent rescue effort.
2015
A terrorist attack on a hotel in Al-Arish, Egypt, kills at least seven people and injures 12 others.
2015
An explosion on a bus carrying Tunisian Presidential Guard personnel in Tunisia's capital Tunis leaves at least 14 people dead.
2013
Iran signs an interim agreement with the P5+1 countries, limiting its nuclear program in exchange for reduced sanctions.
2012
A fire at a clothing factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh, kills at least 112 people.
1976
The Çaldıran-Muradiye earthquake in eastern Turkey kills between 4,000 and 5,000 people.
1974
Donald Johanson and Tom Gray discover the 40% complete Australopithecus afarensis skeleton, nicknamed "Lucy" (after The Beatles song "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds"), in the Awash Valley of Ethiopia's Afar Depression.
1973
A national speed limit is imposed on the Autobahn in Germany because of the 1973 oil crisis. The speed limit lasts only four months.
1971
During a severe thunderstorm over Washington state, a hijacker calling himself Dan Cooper (aka D. B. Cooper) parachutes from a Northwest Orient Airlines plane with $200,000 in ransom money. He has never been found.
1969
Apollo program: The Apollo 12 command module splashes down safely in the Pacific Ocean, ending the second manned mission to land on the Moon.
1966
Bulgarian TABSO Flight 101 crashes near Bratislava, Czechoslovakia, killing all 82 people on board.
1965
Joseph-Désiré Mobutu seizes power in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and becomes President; he rules the country (which he renames Zaire in 1971) for over 30 years, until being overthrown by rebels in 1997.
1963
Lee Harvey Oswald, the assassin of President John F. Kennedy, is killed by Jack Ruby.
1962
Cold War: The West Berlin branch of the Socialist Unity Party of Germany forms a separate party, the Socialist Unity Party of West Berlin.
1962
The influential British satirical television programme That Was the Week That Was is first broadcast.
1944
World War II: The 73rd Bombardment Wing launches the first attack on Tokyo from the Northern Mariana Islands.
1943
World War II: At the battle of Makin the USS Liscome Bay is torpedoed near Tarawa and sinks, killing 650 men.
1941
World War II: The United States grants Lend-Lease to the Free French Forces.
1940
World War II: The First Slovak Republic becomes a signatory to the Tripartite Pact, officially joining the Axis powers.
1935
The Senegalese Socialist Party holds its second congress.
1932
In Washington, D.C., the FBI Scientific Crime Detection Laboratory (better known as the FBI Crime Lab) officially opens.
1922
Nine Irish Republican Army members are executed by an Irish Free State firing squad. Among them is author Erskine Childers, who had been arrested for illegally carrying a revolver.
1917
In Milwaukee, nine members of the Milwaukee Police Department are killed by a bomb, the most deaths in a single event in U.S. police history until the September 11 attacks in 2001.
1906
A 13-6 victory by the Massillon Tigers over their rivals, the Canton Bulldogs, for the "Ohio League" Championship, leads to accusations that the championship series was fixed and results in the first major scandal in professional American football.
1877
Anna Sewell's animal welfare novel Black Beauty is published.
1863
American Civil War: Battle of Lookout Mountain: Near Chattanooga, Tennessee, Union forces under General Ulysses S. Grant capture Lookout Mountain and begin to break the Confederate siege of the city led by General Braxton Bragg.
1859
Charles Darwin publishes On the Origin of Species.
1850
Danish troops defeat a Schleswig-Holstein force in the town of Lottorf, Schleswig-Holstein.
1835
The Texas Provincial Government authorizes the creation of a horse-mounted police force called the Texas Rangers (which is now the Texas Ranger Division of the Texas Department of Public Safety).
1832
South Carolina passes the Ordinance of Nullification, declaring that the Tariffs of 1832 and 1838 were null and void in the state, beginning the Nullification Crisis.
1750
Tarabai, regent of the Maratha Empire, imprisons Rajaram II for refusing to remove Balaji Baji Rao from the post of peshwa.
1642
Abel Tasman becomes the first European to discover the island Van Diemen's Land (later renamed Tasmania).
1542
Battle of Solway Moss: An English army defeats a much larger Scottish force near the River Esk in Dumfries and Galloway.
1429
Hundred Years' War: Joan of Arc unsuccessfully besieges La Charité.
1359
Peter I of Cyprus ascends to the throne of Cyprus after his father, Hugh IV of Cyprus abdicates.
1248
In the middle of the night a mass on the north side of Mont Granier suddenly collapsed, in one of the largest historical rockslope failures known in Europe.
1227
Polish Prince Leszek the White is assassinated at an assembly of Piast dukes at Gąsawa.
1190
Conrad of Montferrat becomes King of Jerusalem upon his marriage to Isabella I of Jerusalem.
380
Theodosius I makes his adventus, or formal entry, into Constantinople.

Births On This Day

1998
Peyton Meyer, American actor
1994
Nabil Bentaleb, Algerian footballer
1994
Reece Mastin, English-Australian singer-songwriter
1993
Ivi Adamou, Cypriot-Greek singer-songwriter
1993
Joe Pigott, English footballer
1992
Sergei Kulbach, Ukrainian figure skater
1990
Sarah Hyland, American actress
1990
Tom Odell, English singer-songwriter
1990
Michael Oldfield, Australian rugby league player
1990
Mario Gaspar, Spanish footballer
1989
Pratik Pandya, An Indian socialist and teacher
1986
Pedro León, Spanish footballer
1986
Mohamed Massaquoi, American football player
1985
Julia Alexandratou, Greek model, actress, and singer
1985
Tony Hunt, American football player
1984
Maria Höfl-Riesch, German skier
1983
Dean Ashton, English footballer
1983
Lars Eckert, German rugby player
1983
André Laurito, German footballer
1983
Gwilym Lee, Welsh actor
1983
José López, Venezuelan baseball player
1983
Karine Vanasse, Canadian actress and producer
1982
Ryan Fitzpatrick, American football player
1982
Sean O'Loughlin, English rugby player
1980
Kabir Ali, English cricketer
1980
Beth Phoenix, American wrestler
1979
Joseba Llorente, Spanish footballer
1978
Katherine Heigl, American actress and producer
1977
Colin Hanks, American actor
1977
Celaleddin Koçak, German-Turkish footballer
1976
Christian Laflamme, Canadian ice hockey player
1976
Chen Lu, Chinese figure skater
1976
Mona Hanna-Attisham British-American pediatrician, professor, and public health advocate
1975
Thomas Kohnstamm, American author
1974
Stephen Merchant, English actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1974
Machel Montano, Trinidadian singer-songwriter and producer
1974
Tarō Yamamoto, Japanese actor and politician
1974
Amy Faye Hayes, American boxing ring announcer and model
1973
Alejandro Ávila, Mexican telenovela actor
1972
Marek Lemsalu, Estonian footballer
1972
Ruxandra Dragomir, Romanian tennis player
1971
Cosmas Ndeti, Kenyan runner
1971
Keith Primeau, Canadian-American ice hockey player and coach
1970
Doug Brien, American football player
1970
Julieta Venegas, American-Mexican singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1970
Ashley Ward, English footballer and businessman
1969
David Adeang, Nauruan lawyer and politician
1969
Romesh Kaluwitharana, Sri Lankan cricketer
1969
Rob Nicholson, American bass player and songwriter
1968
Bülent Korkmaz, Turkish footballer and manager
1967
Henrik Brockmann, Danish singer-songwriter
1967
Cal Eldred, American baseball player and sportscaster
1966
Russell Watson, English tenor and actor
1965
Shirley Henderson, Scottish actress
1965
Dawn Robinson, American singer and actress
1964
Garret Dillahunt, American actor
1964
Brad Sherwood, American actor and game show host
1963
Neale Cooper, Scottish footballer (d. 2018)
1962
John Kovalic, English author and illustrator
1962
John Squire, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
1962
Paul Thorburn, German-Welsh rugby player and manager
1962
Ioannis Topalidis, Greek footballer and manager
1962
Tracey Wickham, Australian swimmer
1961
Carlos Carnero, Spanish lawyer and politician
1961
Arundhati Roy, Indian writer and activist, recipient of Booker Prize
1960
Edgar Meyer, American bassist and composer
1959
Todd Brooker, Canadian skier and sportscaster
1958
Roy Aitken, Scottish footballer and manager
1958
Margaret Curran, Scottish academic and politician
1958
Nick Knight, British photographer
1957
Denise Crosby, American actress and producer
1957
Edward Stourton, English journalist and author
1956
Ruben Santiago-Hudson, American actor, playwright, and director
1955
Ian Botham, English cricketer, footballer, and sportscaster
1955
Clem Burke, American drummer
1955
Scott Hoch, American golfer
1955
Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth, Swedish politician, Swedish Minister for Culture
1955
Najib Mikati, Lebanese businessman and politician, 31st Prime Minister of Lebanon
1955
Takashi Yuasa, Japanese lawyer and author
1954
Emir Kusturica, Serbian actor, director, and screenwriter
1954
Margaret Wetherell, English psychologist and academic
1952
Parveen Shakir, Pakistani Urdu poet (d. 1994)
1952
Rachel Chagall, American actress
1952
Norbert Haug, German journalist and businessman
1952
Thierry Lhermitte, French actor, producer, and screenwriter
1952
Jim Sheridan, Scottish politician
1952
Ken Wilson, Australian rugby league player
1951
Mimis Androulakis, Greek author and politician
1951
Chet Edwards, American businessman and politician
1951
Margaret Mountford, Northern Irish-British lawyer and businesswoman
1951
Graham Price, Egyptian-Welsh rugby player
1950
Bob Burns, American drummer and songwriter (d. 2015)
1950
Stanley Livingston, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1949
Shane Bourne, Australian comedian, actor, and television host
1949
Ewen Cameron, Baron Cameron of Dillington, English politician
1949
Sally Davies, English hematologist and academic
1948
Spider Robinson, American-Canadian author and critic
1948
Rudy Tomjanovich, American basketball player and coach
1948
Steve Yeager, American baseball player and coach
1947
Dwight Schultz, American actor
1947
Dave Sinclair, English keyboard player
1946
Ted Bundy, American serial killer (d. 1989)
1946
Tony Clarkin, English guitarist and songwriter
1946
Penny Jordan, English author (d. 2011)
1945
Lee Michaels, American singer-songwriter and musician
1944
Bev Bevan, English drummer
1944
Candy Darling, American model and actress (d. 1974)
1944
Ibrahim Gambari, Nigerian academic and diplomat, 9th Nigerian Minister of Foreign Affairs
1944
Dan Glickman, American businessman and politician, 26th United States Secretary of Agriculture
1943
Dave Bing, American basketball player and politician, 70th Mayor of Detroit
1943
Richard Tee, American singer-songwriter and keyboard player (d. 1993)
1943
Robin Williamson, Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist
1943
Margaret E. M. Tolbert, American chemist and academic
1942
Billy Connolly, Scottish comedian and actor
1942
Marlin Fitzwater, American soldier and journalist, 17th White House Press Secretary
1942
Jean Ping, Gabonese politician and diplomat
1942
Andrew Stunell, English minister and politician
1941
Pete Best, Indian-English drummer and songwriter
1941
Donald "Duck" Dunn, American bass player, songwriter, and producer (d. 2012)
1941
Wayne Jackson, American trumpeter (Mar-Keys, The Memphis Horns) (d. 2016)
1940
Marshall Berman, American philosopher and Marxist humanist writer (d. 2013)
1940
Paul Tagliabue, American lawyer and businessman, 5th Commissioner of the National Football League
1940
Eric Wilson, Canadian author and educator
1938
Willy Claes, Belgian conductor and politician, 8th Secretary General of NATO
1938
Oscar Robertson, American basketball player and sportscaster
1938
Charles Starkweather, American spree killer (d. 1959)
1935
Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, Bahraini politician, Prime Minister of Bahrain
1935
Ron Dellums, American soldier and politician, 48th Mayor of Oakland (d. 2018)
1935
Mordicai Gerstein, American author, illustrator, and director
1934
Alfred Schnittke, German-Russian journalist and composer (d. 1998)
1933
John Sheridan, English rugby player and coach (d. 2012)
1932
Claudio Naranjo, Chilean psychiatrist
1932
Fred Titmus, English cricketer and coach (d. 2011)
1931
Tommy Allsup, American guitarist (d. 2017)
1931
Arthur Chaskalson, South African lawyer and judge, 18th Chief Justice of South Africa (d. 2012)
1930
Ken Barrington, English cricketer (d. 1981)
1930
Bob Friend, American baseball player and politician (d. 2019)
1929
Franciszek Kokot, Polish nephrologist and endocrinologist
1929
George Moscone, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 37th Mayor of San Francisco (d. 1978)
1927
Ahmadou Kourouma, Ivorian-French author and playwright (d. 2003)
1927
Alfredo Kraus, Spanish tenor (d. 1999)
1927
Kevin Skinner, New Zealand rugby player (d. 2014)
1926
Tsung-Dao Lee, Chinese-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
1925
William F. Buckley, Jr., American publisher and author, founded the National Review (d. 2008)
1925
Simon van der Meer, Dutch-Swiss physicist and engineer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2011)
1924
Eileen Barton, American singer (d. 2006)
1924
Lorne Munroe, Canadian-American cellist and educator
1922
Claus Moser, Baron Moser, German-English statistician and academic (d. 2015)
1921
John Lindsay, American lawyer and politician, 103rd Mayor of New York City (d. 2000)
1919
David Kossoff, English actor and screenwriter (d. 2005)
1917
Shabtai Rosenne, English-Israeli academic, jurist, and diplomat (d. 2010)
1916
Forrest J Ackerman, American soldier and author (d. 2008)
1914
Lynn Chadwick, English sculptor (d. 2003)
1914
Bessie Blount Griffin, American physical therapist, inventor and forensic scientist (d. 2009)
1913
Howard Duff, American actor, director, and producer (d. 1990)
1913
Geraldine Fitzgerald, Irish-American actress (d. 2005)
1912
Bernard Delfgaauw, Dutch philosopher and academic (d. 1993)
1912
Garson Kanin, American director and screenwriter (d. 1999)
1912
Joan Sanderson, English actress (d. 1992)
1912
Charles Schneeman, American soldier and illustrator (d. 1972)
1912
Teddy Wilson, American pianist and educator (d. 1986)
1911
Kirby Grant, American actor (d. 1985)
1911
Joe Medwick, American baseball player and manager (d. 1975)
1910
Larry Siemering, American football player and coach (d. 2009)
1908
Libertad Lamarque, Argentinian actress and singer (d. 2000)
1904
Albert Ross Tilley, Canadian captain and surgeon (d. 1988)
1899
Ward Morehouse, American author, playwright, and critic (d. 1966)
1897
Lucky Luciano, Italian-American mob boss (d. 1962)
1897
Dorothy Shepherd-Barron, English tennis player (d. 1953)
1895
Esther Applin, American geologist and paleontologist (d. 1972)
1894
Herbert Sutcliffe, English cricketer and businessman (d. 1978)
1893
Charles F. Hurley, American soldier and politician, 54th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1946)
1891
Vasil Gendov, Bulgarian actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1970)
1888
Dale Carnegie, American author and educator (d. 1955)
1888
Fredrick Willius, American cardiologist and author (d. 1972)
1887
Raoul Paoli, French boxer and rower (d. 1960)
1887
Erich von Manstein, German field marshal (d. 1973)
1886
Margaret Caroline Anderson, American publisher, founded The Little Review (d. 1973)
1885
Theodor Altermann, Estonian actor, director, and producer (d. 1915)
1885
Christian Wirth, German SS officer (d. 1944)
1884
Yitzhak Ben-Zvi, Ukrainian-Israeli historian and politician, 2nd President of Israel (d. 1963)
1882
Nikolai Janson, Russian politician (d. 1938)
1881
Al Christie, Canadian-American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1951)
1879
Wylie Cameron Grant, American tennis player (d. 1968)
1877
Alben W. Barkley, American lawyer and politician, 35th Vice President of the United States (d. 1956)
1877
Kavasji Jamshedji Petigara, Indian police officer (d. 1941)
1876
Walter Burley Griffin, American architect and urban planner, designed Canberra (d. 1937)
1874
Charles William Miller, Brazilian footballer and referee (d. 1953)
1873
Julius Martov, Russian politician (d. 1923)
1873
Herbert Roper Barrett, English tennis player (d. 1943)
1869
Óscar Carmona, Portuguese field marshal and politician, 11th President of Portugal (d. 1951)
1868
Scott Joplin, American pianist and composer (d. 1917)
1864
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, French painter and illustrator (d. 1901)
1859
Cass Gilbert, American architect, designed the United States Supreme Court Building and Woolworth Building (d. 1934)
1857
Miklós Kovács, Hungarian-Slovene poet and songwriter (d. 1937)
1851
John Indermaur, British lawyer (d. 1925)
1849
Frances Hodgson Burnett, English-American novelist and playwright (d. 1924)
1840
John Alfred Brashear, American scientist, telescope maker and educator (d. 1920)
1826
Carlo Collodi, Italian journalist and author (d. 1890)
1812
Xavier Hommaire de Hell, French geographer and engineer (d. 1848)
1811
Ulrich Ochsenbein, Swiss lawyer and politician, President of the Swiss National Council (d. 1890)
1806
William Webb Ellis, English priest, created Rugby football (d. 1872)
1801
Ludwig Bechstein, German author and poet (d. 1860)
1784
Zachary Taylor, American general and politician, 12th President of the United States (d. 1850)
1774
Thomas Dick, Scottish minister, author, and educator (d. 1857)
1745
Maria Luisa of Spain (d. 1792)
1729
Alexander Suvorov, Russian field marshal (d. 1800)
1724
Maria Amalia of Saxony (d. 1760)
1713
Junípero Serra, Spanish priest and missionary (d. 1784)
1713
Laurence Sterne, Irish novelist and clergyman (d. 1768)
1712
Charles-Michel de l'Épée, French priest and educator (d. 1789)
1712
Ali II ibn Hussein, Tunisian ruler (d. 1782)
1690
Charles Theodore Pachelbel, German organist and composer (d. 1750)
1655
Charles XI of Sweden (d. 1697)
1632
Baruch Spinoza, Dutch philosopher and scholar (d. 1677)
1630
Étienne Baluze, French scholar and academic (d. 1718)
1615
Philip William, Elector Palatine (d. 1690)
1603
John, Count of Nassau-Idstein (1629-1677) (d. 1677)
1594
Henry Grey, 10th Earl of Kent, English politician, Lord Lieutenant of Bedfordshire (d. 1651)
1583
Juan Martínez de Jáuregui y Aguilar, Spanish poet and painter (d. 1641)
1583
Philip Massinger, English dramatist (d. 1640)
1472
Pietro Torrigiano, Italian sculptor (d. 1528)
1427
John Stafford, 1st Earl of Wiltshire, English nobleman (d. 1473)
1394
Charles, Duke of Orléans (d. 1465)
1273
Alphonso, Earl of Chester (d. 1284)

Deaths On This Day

2016
Paul Futcher, footballer, Luton Town, Barnsley, Grimsby Town (b.1956)
2016
Florence Henderson, American actress, singer and television personality (b. 1934)
2015
Robert Ford, English general (b. 1923)
2015
John Forrester, English historian and philosopher (b. 1949)
2015
Quincy Monk, American football player (b. 1979)
2015
Heinz Oberhummer, Austrian physicist, astronomer, and academic (b. 1941)
2015
Douglas W. Shorenstein, American businessman (b. 1955)
2014
Jorge Herrera Delgado, Mexican engineer and politician (b. 1961)
2014
Murli Deora, Indian politician, Indian Minister of Corporate Affairs (b. 1937)
2014
Peter Henderson, New Zealand rugby player (b. 1926)
2014
Nenad Manojlović, Serbian water polo player and manager (b. 1957)
2014
Viktor Tikhonov, Russian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1930)
2013
Matthew Bucksbaum, American businessman and philanthropist, co-founded General Growth Properties (b. 1926)
2013
Arnaud Coyot, French cyclist (b. 1980)
2013
Lou Hyndman, Canadian lawyer and politician (b. 1935)
2013
June Keithley, Filipino actress and journalist (b. 1947)
2013
Jean King, American politician, 6th Lieutenant Governor of Hawaii (b. 1925)
2013
Robin Leigh-Pemberton, Baron Kingsdown, English banker and politician, Governor of the Bank of England (b. 1927)
2012
Héctor Camacho, Puerto Rican-American boxer (b. 1962)
2012
Antoine Kohn, Luxembourgian footballer and manager (b. 1933)
2012
Jimmy Stewart, American baseball player and manager (b. 1939)
2012
Nicholas Turro, American chemist and academic (b. 1938)
2012
Ernie Warlick, American football player and sportscaster (b. 1932)
2010
Huang Hua, Chinese translator and politician, 5th Foreign Minister of the People's Republic of China (b. 1913)
2009
Abe Pollin, American businessman and philanthropist (b. 1923)
2009
Samak Sundaravej, Thai politician, 25th Prime Minister of Thailand (b. 1935)
2009
Jun Ross, Filipino basketball player (b. 1949)
2008
Kenny MacLean, Scottish-Canadian bass player and songwriter (b. 1956)
2008
Cecil H. Underwood, American educator and politician, 25th Governor of West Virginia (b. 1922)
2007
Casey Calvert, American guitarist (b. 1981)
2006
Juice Leskinen, Finnish singer-songwriter (b. 1950)
2006
George W. S. Trow, American author, playwright, and critic (b. 1943)
2006
Zdeněk Veselovský, Czech zoologist and ethologist (b. 1938)
2005
Pat Morita, American actor (b. 1932)
2004
Arthur Hailey, English-Canadian journalist and author (b. 1920)
2004
Joseph Hansen, American author and poet (b. 1923)
2004
James Wong, Chinese actor and songwriter (b. 1940)
2003
Warren Spahn, American baseball player and coach (b. 1921)
2002
John Rawls, American philosopher, author, and academic (b. 1921)
1997
Barbara, French singer-songwriter and actress (b. 1930)
1996
Sorley MacLean, Scottish soldier and poet (b. 1911)
1995
Eduard Ole, Estonian-Swedish painter (b. 1898)
1993
Albert Collins, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1932)
1991
Freddie Mercury, Tanzanian-English singer-songwriter, lead vocalist of Queen, and producer (b. 1946)
1991
Eric Carr, American drummer of KISS (b. 1950)
1990
Juan Manuel Bordeu, Argentinian race car driver (b. 1934)
1990
Fred Shero, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1925)
1990
Dodie Smith, English author and playwright (b. 1896)
1990
Marion Post Wolcott, American photographer (b. 1910)
1990
Bülent Arel, Turkish-American composer and educator (b. 1919)
1987
Jehane Benoît, Canadian journalist and author (b. 1904)
1982
Barack Obama, Sr., Kenyan economist and academic, father of Barack Obama, 44th President of the United States (b. 1936)
1980
Herbert Agar, American journalist and historian (b. 1897)
1980
George Raft, American actor and dancer (b. 1901)
1980
Henrietta Hill Swope, American astronomer and academic (b. 1902)
1973
John Neihardt, American author and poet (b. 1881)
1968
D. A. Levy, American poet and publisher (b. 1942)
1965
Abdullah III Al-Salim Al-Sabah, Kuwaiti ruler (b. 1895)
1963
Lee Harvey Oswald, American assassin of John F. Kennedy (b. 1939)
1961
Ruth Chatterton, American actress (b. 1892)
1960
Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna of Russia (b. 1882)
1959
Dally Messenger, Australian rugby player, cricketer, and sailor (b. 1883)
1958
Robert Cecil, 1st Viscount Cecil of Chelwood, English lawyer and politician, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1864)
1957
Diego Rivera, Mexican painter and sculptor (b. 1886)
1956
Guido Cantelli, Italian conductor (b. 1920)
1948
Anna Jarvis, American founder of Mother's Day (b. 1864)
1943
Doris Miller, American soldier and chef, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1919)
1929
Georges Clemenceau, French physician, publisher, and politician, 72nd Prime Minister of France (b. 1841)
1922
Erskine Childers, Irish soldier, journalist, and author (b. 1870)
1920
Lado Aleksi-Meskhishvili, Georgian actor and director (b. 1857)
1920
Alexandru Macedonski, Romanian author and poet (b. 1854)
1916
Hiram Maxim, American-English engineer, invented the Maxim gun (b. 1840)
1890
August Belmont, German-American banker and politician, 16th United States Ambassador to the Netherlands (b. 1816)
1885
Nicolás Avellaneda, Argentinian journalist and politician, 8th President of Argentina (b. 1837)
1870
Comte de Lautréamont, Uruguayan-French poet and author (b. 1846)
1848
William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne, English politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1779)
1807
Joseph Brant, American tribal leader (b. 1742)
1801
Franz Moritz von Lacy, Austrian field marshal (b. 1725)
1801
Philip Hamilton, Oldest son of Alexander Hamilton (b. 1782)
1793
Clément Charles François de Laverdy, French lawyer and politician, French Minister of Finance (b. 1723)
1781
James Caldwell, American minister (b. 1734)
1775
Lorenzo Ricci, Italian religious leader, 18th Superior General of the Society of Jesus (b. 1703)
1770
Charles-Jean-François Hénault, French historian and author (b. 1685)
1741
Ulrika Eleonora, Queen of Sweden (b. 1688)
1722
Johann Adam Reincken, Dutch-German organist and composer (b. 1623)
1675
Guru Tegh Bahadur, Indian guru (b. 1621)
1650
Manuel Cardoso, Portuguese organist and composer (b. 1566)
1642
Walatta Petros, saint in the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church (b. 1592)
1615
Sethus Calvisius, German composer and theorist (b. 1556)
1583
René de Birague, French cardinal (b. 1506)
1572
John Knox, Scottish pastor and theologian (b. 1510)
1531
Johannes Oecolampadius, German theologian and reformer (b. 1482)
1530
Mingyi Nyo, Burmese ruler (b. 1459)
1492
Loys of Gruuthuse, Earl of Winchester (b. c. 1427)
1468
Jean de Dunois, French soldier (b. 1402)
1426
Elizabeth of Lancaster, Duchess of Exeter, (b. c. 1363)
1326
Hugh Despenser the Younger, English courtier (b. 1296)
1265
Magnús Óláfsson, King of Mann and the Isles
1227
Leszek I the White, High Duke of Poland (b. c. 1186)
1072
Bagrat IV of Georgia (b. 1018)
654
Emperor Kōtoku of Japan (b. 596)

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