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On This Day in History:  November 29

November 29 is the 333rd day of the year (334th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 32 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2019
$2.5 million in sales on 1st day of Mississippi lottery. The Mississippi Lottery Corporation says people bought a total of $2.5 million in lottery tickets on the first day of sales.
2018
Nurses donate Mega Millions winnings to co-workers in need. The nationwide buzz over the recent $1.537 billion Mega Millions jackpot was a temporary high, but the excitement at Mercy Children's Hospital in St. Louis, MO, continued weeks after the drawing.
2017
Mass. Lottery ends some scratch ticket games before grand prizes paid out. It's an enticing gamble: a few bucks for a chance to win $1 million, $4 million, or more. But all of those big, bright prize amounts we see stamped on scratch tickets won't necessarily be given away.
2017
Bob Newhart brings back Papa Elf in new Kentucky Lottery holiday commercial. Legendary actor Bob Newhart dusted off his Papa Elf costume from his turn in the Christmas blockbuster movie "Elf" to work with the Kentucky Lottery promoting its Holiday Gift Series Scratch-Off campaign.
2016
20 co-workers to split $421M Powerball jackpot. A group of 20 co-workers are the winners of Saturday's $421 million Powerball jackpot on a ticket sold in Tennessee.
2016
CT Lottery settles 5 Card Cash dispute with vendor. The Connecticut Lottery Corp. has agreed to settle for a fraction of the nearly $4.2 million it had claimed that Scientific Games, the international gambling giant, lost in last year's hacking of the popular "5 Card Cash" instant game.
2016
Update: Players sue Delaware Lottery for $2M over disputed Keno tickets. Two Delaware men are claiming they haven't seen a penny of the $2 million they say the state lottery owes them after a computer glitch spewed out multiple matching numbers.
2015
More lottery winners using trusts to accept prizes anonymously. Although lottery regulations typically state that a claimant's name, city or town, image, amount of prize, claim date and game are all public record, trusts have become a common tool for winners to skirt the rules and remain their anonymity when claiming a big prize.
2015
NC's biggest lottery winner, who faced drug charges soon after win, gives nearly $700k to church. A North Carolina lottery winner — who was arrested on drug charges just months after she won $188 million earlier this year — has given her church nearly $700,000, an attorney says.
2012
Powerball coming to California. Less than 24 hours after the winning Powerball lottery numbers were announced for the largest Powerball jackpot ever, California's five-member lottery commission voted unanimously on Thursday to bring the Powerball jackpot to the state.
2012
Record $587.5 million Powerball jackpot won by 2 tickets. The largest Powerball lottery jackpot the world has ever seen has been won Wednesday night by two tickets sold in Arizona and Missouri.
2011
Asset managers accused of fronting for real $254M Powerball winner. The three wealthy bankers who came forward to claim a $254 million Powerball jackpot are facing claims that they are not in fact the real winners.
2009
N.C. Lottery spent $11 million on advertising. In North Carolina, it is hard to avoid seeing the state lottery's advertising efforts, and with good reason: In the last fiscal year, the lottery spent $10.9 million on advertising.
2009
Michigan lottery players are the big winners. Conspiracy theory has long held that lottery proceeds intended to solve all of Michigan's school funding problems have been for decades fiscally diverted by crafty lawmakers in other, non-school programs, but lottery players might be the ones who are actually benefiting.
2007
Winning $151M Powerball lottery ticket sold in Rhode Island. One lucky person from Rhode Island is holding the winning ticket from last night's $151 million Powerball drawing. Lottery officials aren't sure who the lucky winner is yet.
2007
Will robber get to keep lottery jackpot?. The winner of a $1 million lottery scratch ticket may not be so lucky after all: He's a convicted bank robber who isn't supposed to gamble.
2006
Ex-lovers settle bitter fight over $12.4 million lottery win. A once-happy couple, who split five months ago, have settled a legal dispute over a $12.4 million Canada Super 7 jackpot win, cutting short what could have been a bitter and messy legal battle involving love and money.
2006
TV station reports on the Kansas Lottery. Television station KTKA 49 (ABC) takes a look at the good and bad of the Kansas Lottery.
2006
Florida Lottery raffle tickets almost sold out. Holiday Millionaire Raffle tickets could be sold out by the end of this week based on the current rate of sales, the Florida Lottery reports.
2006
Maryland budget deficit looms as lottery revenue falls off. Maryland's lottery has been slowing down as a revenue source for years and will continue to underperform as residents seek other gambling ventures, including betting on slot machines in neighboring states, budget analysts and state officials say.
2006
Michigan lottery ticket thieves sought by deputies. Livingston County sheriff's officials are looking for a man and woman who stole a "large amount" of Michigan instant lottery tickets from a drugstore east of Howell.
2006
N.D. woman duped in lottery scam. An elderly woman from Bismarck, North Dakota, reportedly has been fleeced of more than $100,000 in an apparent lottery scam.
2003
Will Mega Millions be the ticket for Texas?. Texas' plunge into the multistate lottery market this week with its promise of mega-jackpots and new revenues for the state is a bit of a gamble, supporters and critics agree.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$243 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 29, 2019
2.$230 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 29, 2013
3.$190 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 30, 2018
4.$183 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 1, 2018
5.$163 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 29, 2017
6.$145 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 1, 2017
7.$130 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 29, 2000
8.$128 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 2, 2008
9.$127 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 1, 2004
10.$110 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 2, 2015
10.$110 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 30, 2019
12.€89 Million
US$105.9 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Dec 1, 2017
13.$101 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 30, 1994
14.$95 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 1, 2010
15.$90 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 29, 2014
16.€72 Million
US$89.65 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Dec 2, 2014
17.€69.99 Million
US$79.67 Million
Draw Date
Nov 29, 2018
18.€65.44 Million
US$77.76 Million
Draw Date
Nov 30, 2017
19.$74 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 29, 2006
20.€58.69 Million
US$72.28 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Dec 5, 2014
21.$70 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 30, 2013
21.$70 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 30, 2007
21.$70 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 2, 2014
24.$69 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 30, 2002
25.$66 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 30, 2005

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1985
Friday, Nov 29, 1985
34 years old
1983
Tuesday, Nov 29, 1983
36 years old
1978
Wednesday, Nov 29, 1978
41 years old
1977
Tuesday, Nov 29, 1977
42 years old
1976
Monday, Nov 29, 1976
43 years old
1975
Saturday, Nov 29, 1975
44 years old
1973
Thursday, Nov 29, 1973
46 years old
1971
Monday, Nov 29, 1971
48 years old
1969
Saturday, Nov 29, 1969
50 years old
1967
Wednesday, Nov 29, 1967
52 years old
1967
Wednesday, Nov 29, 1967
52 years old
1964
Sunday, Nov 29, 1964
55 years old
1958
Saturday, Nov 29, 1958
61 years old
1957
Friday, Nov 29, 1957
62 years old
1956
Thursday, Nov 29, 1956
63 years old
1956
Thursday, Nov 29, 1956
63 years old
1956
Thursday, Nov 29, 1956
63 years old
1955
Tuesday, Nov 29, 1955
64 years old
(year not provided)

Worldwide Events On This Day

2009
Maurice Clemmonsshoots and kills four police officers inside a coffee shop in Lakewood, Washington.
2007
The Armed Forces of the Philippines lay siege to the Peninsula Manila after soldiers led by Senator Antonio Trillanes stage a mutiny.
1987
North Korean agents plant a bomb on Korean Air Flight 858, which kills all 115 passengers and crew.
1986
The Surinamese military attacks the village of Moiwana during the Suriname Guerrilla War, killing at least 39 civilians, mostly women and children.
1972
Atari releases Pong, the first commercially successful video game.
1967
Vietnam War: U.S. Secretary of DefenseRobert McNamara announces his resignation.
1963
U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson establishes the Warren Commission to investigate the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
1963
Trans-Canada Air Lines Flight 831 crashes shortly after takeoff from Montreal-Dorval International Airport, killing all 118 people on board.
1961
Project Mercury: Mercury-Atlas 5 Mission: Enos, a chimpanzee, is launched into space. The spacecraft orbits the Earth twice and splashes down off the coast of Puerto Rico.
1952
Korean War: U.S. President-elect Dwight D. Eisenhower fulfills a campaign promise by traveling to Korea to find out what can be done to end the conflict.
1947
Partition Plan: The United Nations General Assembly approves a plan for the partition of Palestine.
1947
First Indochina War: French forces carry out a massacre at Mỹ Trạch, Vietnam.
1945
The Federal People's Republic of Yugoslavia is declared.
1944
World War II: Albania is liberated by the Partisans.
1943
World War II: The second session of the Anti-Fascist Council for the National Liberation of Yugoslavia (AVNOJ), held to determine the post-war ordering of the country, concludes in Jajce (present-day Bosnia and Herzegovina).
1929
U.S. Admiral Richard E. Byrd leads the first expedition to fly over the South Pole.
1902
The Pittsburgh Stars defeated the Philadelphia Athletics, 11-0 to win the first championship associated with an American national professional football league.
1899
FC Barcelona is founded by Catalan, Spanish and Englishmen. It later develops into one of Spanish football's most iconic and strongest teams.
1890
The Meiji Constitution goes into effect in Japan, and the first Diet convenes.
1877
Thomas Edison demonstrates his phonograph for the first time.
1872
American Indian Wars: The Modoc War begins with the Battle of Lost River.
1864
American Indian Wars: Sand Creek massacre: Colorado volunteers led by Colonel John Chivington massacre at least 150 Cheyenne and Arapaho noncombatants inside Colorado Territory.
1864
American Civil War: Battle of Spring Hill: The Confederate Army of Tennessee misses an opportunity to crush the Army of the Ohio.
1850
The treaty, Punctation of Olmütz, is signed in Olomouc. Prussia capitulates to Austria, which will take over the leadership of the German Confederation.
1847
The Sonderbund is defeated by the joint forces of other Swiss cantons under General Guillaume-Henri Dufour.
1847
Whitman massacre: Missionaries Dr. Marcus Whitman, his wife Narcissa, and 15 others are killed by Cayuse and Umatilla Indians, causing the Cayuse War.
1830
November Uprising: An armed rebellion against Russia's rule in Poland begins.
1807
Transfer of the Portuguese Court to Brazil: John VI of Portugal flees Lisbon from advancing Napoleonic forces during the Peninsular War, transferring the Portuguese court to Brazil.
1783
A 5.3 magnitude earthquake strikes New Jersey.
1781
The crew of the British slave ship Zongmurders 133 Africans by dumping them into the sea to claim insurance.
1777
San Jose, California, is founded as Pueblo de San José de Guadalupe by José Joaquín Moraga. It is the first civilian settlement, or pueblo, in Alta California.
1776
American Revolutionary War: The Battle of Fort Cumberland, Nova Scotia, comes to an end with the arrival of British reinforcements.
1729
Natchez Indiansmassacre 138 Frenchmen, 35 French women, and 56 children at Fort Rosalie, near the site of modern-day Natchez, Mississippi.
1612
The Battle of Swally takes place, which loosens the Portuguese Empire's hold on India.
1549
The papal conclave of 1549-50 begins.
1394
The Korean king Yi Seong-gye, founder of the Joseon dynasty, moves the capital from Kaesŏng to Hanyang, today known as Seoul.
903
The Abbasid army under Muhammad ibn Sulayman al-Katib deals a crushing defeat to the Qarmatians at the Battle of Hama.
618
The Tang dynasty scores a decisive victory over their rival Xue Rengao at the Battle of Qianshuiyuan.
561
King Chlothar I dies at Compiègne. The Merovingian dynasty is continued by his four sons, Charibert I, Guntram, Sigebert I and Chilperic I, who divide the Frankish Kingdom.

Births On This Day

1997
Ye Qiuyu, Chinese tennis player
1996
Akvilė Paražinskaitė, Lithuanian tennis player
1995
Karl Lawton, Australian rugby league player
1995
Siobhan-Marie O'Connor, British swimmer
1994
Shaun Lane, Australian rugby league player
1991
Terunofuji Haruo, Mongolian sumo wrestler
1990
Sheldon Richardson, American football player
1988
Dana Brooke, American wrestler and bodybuilder
1988
Lee Hyun-ho, South Korean footballer
1988
Russell Wilson, American football player
1987
Stephen O'Halloran, Irish footballer
1987
Sandro Wagner, German footballer
1985
Evangelia Aravani, Greek model
1985
Shannon Brown, American basketball player
1984
Ji Hyun-woo, South Korean actor and guitarist
1984
Katlego Mphela, South African footballer
1983
Tanner Glass, Canadian ice hockey player
1983
Jennifer Oeser, German heptathlete
1981
Fawad Khan, Pakistani actor, model and singer
1980
P. J. Fleck, American football player and coach
1980
Janina Gavankar, American actress and singer
1980
Chun Jung-myung, South Korean actor
1980
Ilias Kasidiaris, Greek soldier and politician
1979
Adam Barrett, English footballer
1979
Francis Beltrán, Dominican baseball player
1979
The Game, American rapper
1979
Neal Horgan, American-Irish footballer
1978
Alessandro Fei, Italian volleyball player
1978
Dimitrios Konstantopoulos, Greek footballer
1977
Eddie Howe, English footballer and manager
1977
Younis Khan, Pakistani cricketer
1977
Maria Petrova, Russian figure skater
1976
Chris Akins, American football player
1976
Lindsay Benko, American swimmer
1976
Anna Faris, American actress
1976
Michalis Kakiouzis, Greek basketball player
1975
Andreas Ioannides, Cypriot footballer
1974
Pavol Demitra, Slovak ice hockey player (d. 2011)
1973
Ryan Giggs, Welsh footballer and manager
1973
Sarah Jones, American actress and playwright
1972
Willie Bain, Scottish academic and politician
1972
Brian Baumgartner, American actor and producer
1972
Jamal Mashburn, American basketball player and sportscaster
1972
Roger Shah, German electronic music producer
1972
Minoru Tanaka, Japanese wrestler and boxer
1971
Brad May, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster
1970
Larry Joe Campbell, American actor and director
1970
Mark Pembridge, Welsh footballer and coach
1970
Ryu Seung-ryong, South Korean actor
1969
Kasey Keller, American soccer player, manager, and sportscaster
1969
Mariano Rivera, Panamanian-American baseball player
1969
Pierre van Hooijdonk, Dutch footballer
1969
Tomas Brolin, Swedish footballer
1968
Hayabusa, Japanese wrestler (d. 2016)
1968
Jonathan Knight, American singer-songwriter and dancer
1965
Lauren Child, English author
1965
Ellen Cleghorne, American comedian and actress
1965
Yutaka Ozaki, Japanese poet and pianist (d. 1992)
1964
Don Cheadle, American actor and producer
1964
Ken Monkou, Surinamese-Dutch footballer
1963
Will Downing, American singer-songwriter and producer
1963
Lalit Modi, Indian businessman
1962
Ronny Jordan, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2014)
1962
Andrew McCarthy, American actor and director
1962
Michael Veitch, Australian comedian and actor
1960
Marco Bucci, Italian discus thrower (d. 2013)
1960
Howard Johnson, American baseball player, coach, and manager
1960
Cathy Moriarty, American actress
1959
Richard Borcherds, South African-English mathematician and academic
1959
Neal Broten, American ice hockey player
1959
Rich Camarillo, American football player and coach
1959
Rahm Emanuel, American businessman and politician, 44th Mayor of Chicago
1958
Michael Dempsey, Zimbabwean-English bass player
1958
John Dramani Mahama, Ghanaian historian and politician, 4th President of Ghana
1957
Jennifer Batten, American guitarist, songwriter, and producer
1957
Janet Napolitano, American lawyer, academic, and politician, 3rd United States Secretary of Homeland Security
1957
Matthew Rubel, American businessman
1957
Mario Salieri, Italian director, producer, and screenwriter
1956
Hinton Battle, German-American actor, dancer, and choreographer
1956
Yvonne Fovargue, English lawyer and politician
1956
Eric Laakso, American football player (d. 2010)
1956
Katrin Saks, Estonian lawyer and politician
1955
Howie Mandel, Canadian comedian, actor, and television host
1954
Joel Coen, American director, producer, and screenwriter
1954
Steve Rogers, Australian rugby player and coach (d. 2006)
1953
Jackie French, Australian author
1953
Vlado Kreslin, Slovenian singer-songwriter
1953
Huub Stevens, Dutch footballer and manager
1952
Jeff Fahey, American actor and producer
1952
Dusty Hare, English rugby player and cricketer
1951
Carl Finch, American polka musician, songwriter, and record producer (Brave Combo)
1951
Barry Goudreau, American guitarist and songwriter
1951
Roger Troutman, American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 1999)
1951
Don Walker, Australian singer-songwriter and pianist
1950
Kevin O'Donnell, Jr., American author (d. 2012)
1949
Yvon Labre, Canadian ice hockey player
1949
Jerry Lawler, American wrestler and sportscaster
1949
Dutch Mantel, American wrestler and manager
1949
Garry Shandling, American comedian, actor, and screenwriter (d. 2016)
1949
Steve Smith, American lawyer and politician (d. 2014)
1948
Yōichi Masuzoe, Japanese politician
1947
Petra Kelly, German activist and politician (d. 1992)
1947
Ronnie Montrose, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 2012)
1946
Brian Cadd, Australian singer-songwriter, keyboard player and producer
1946
Suzy Chaffee, American skier
1946
Silvio Rodríguez, Cuban singer-songwriter and guitarist
1945
Csaba Pléh, Hungarian psychologist and linguist
1943
Janet Holmes à Court, Australian businesswoman and philanthropist
1943
Bobbi Martin, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2000)
1943
Sue Miller, American novelist and short story writer
1942
Felix Cavaliere, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer
1942
Michael Craze, British actor (d. 1998)
1942
Ann Dunham, American anthropologist and academic (d. 1995)
1942
Maggie Thompson, American author and critic
1942
John Grillo, English actor and playwright
1941
Bill Freehan, American baseball player, coach, and sportscaster
1941
Roberto Rodríguez, Venezuelan baseball player and coach (d. 2012)
1940
Denny Doherty, Canadian singer-songwriter (d. 2007)
1940
Oscar Espinosa Chepe, Cuban-Spanish economist and journalist (d. 2013)
1940
Chuck Mangione, American horn player and composer
1940
Janet Smith, English lawyer and judge
1940
Henry T. Yang, Taiwanese/Chinese-American engineer and academic
1939
Peter Bergman, American comedian, actor and screenwriter (d. 2012)
1939
Meco, American record producer and musician
1938
Kashiwado Tsuyoshi, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 47th Yokozuna (d. 1996)
1937
Jan Mangerud, Norwegian geologist and academic
1935
Diane Ladd, American actress
1935
Thomas J. O'Brien, American bishop
1934
Willie Morris, American writer (d. 1999)
1933
John Mayall, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1933
James Rosenquist, American painter and illustrator (d. 2017)
1932
Ed Bickert, Canadian jazz guitarist
1932
Jacques Chirac, French soldier and politician, 22nd President of France
1932
John Gary, American singer and television host (d. 1998)
1932
Fernando Guillén, Spanish actor (d. 2013)
1932
Marc Vaux, English painter
1931
Shintaro Katsu, Japanese actor, singer, director, and producer (d. 1997)
1931
André Noyelle, Belgian cyclist (d. 2003)
1930
Shirley Porter, English politician, Lord Mayor of Westminster
1930
Vladimir Šenauer, Croatian footballer (d. 2013)
1930
Alan Lee Williams, English academic and politician
1929
Derek Jameson, English journalist and radio host (d. 2012)
1929
Woo Yong-gak, North Korean soldier
1928
Tahir Salahov, Azerbaijani painter and educator
1928
Paul Simon, American soldier and politician, 39th Lieutenant Governor of Illinois (d. 2003)
1928
Ernie Vossler, American golfer (d. 2013)
1927
Vin Scully, American sportscaster and game show host
1926
Beji Caid Essebsi, Tunisian lawyer and politician, President of Tunisia
1924
Jane Freilicher, American painter and poet (d. 2014)
1924
Charles E. Mower, American sergeant, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1944)
1923
Chuck Daigh, American race car driver (b. 2008)
1922
Michael Howard, English-American historian, author, and academic
1922
Minnie Miñoso, Cuban-American baseball player and coach (d. 2015)
1920
Yegor Ligachyov, Russian engineer and politician
1920
Joseph Shivers, American chemist and academic, developed spandex (d. 2014)
1919
Joe Weider, Canadian-American bodybuilder and publisher, co-founded the International Federation of BodyBuilding & Fitness (d. 2013)
1918
Madeleine L'Engle, American author and poet (d. 2007)
1917
Pierre Gaspard-Huit, French director and screenwriter (d. 2017)
1917
Merle Travis, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1983)
1916
Fran Ryan, American actress and comedian (d. 2000)
1915
Ludu Daw Amar, Burmese journalist and author (d. 2008)
1915
Billy Strayhorn, American pianist and composer (d. 1967)
1910
Elizabeth Choy, Malaysian-Singaporean educator and politician (d. 2006)
1910
Antanas Škėma, Lithuanian actor and director (d. 1961)
1908
Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., American pastor and politician (d. 1972)
1908
Afet İnan, Turkish historian and sociologist (d. 1985)
1905
Marcel Lefebvre, French-Swiss archbishop and theologian (d. 1991)
1904
Egon Eiermann, German architect, designed the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church (d. 1970)
1901
Mildred Harris, American actress (d. 1944)
1900
Mildred Gillars, American broadcaster, employed by Nazi Germany to disseminate propaganda during WWII (d. 1988)
1899
Andrija Artuković, Croatian Minister of Interior (d. 1988)
1899
Emma Morano, Italian supercentenarian, oldest Italian person ever, last verified person born in the 1800s (d. 2017)
1898
C. S. Lewis, British novelist, poet, and critic (d. 1963)
1895
Busby Berkeley, American director and choreographer (d. 1976)
1895
William Tubman, Liberian lawyer and politician, 19th President of Liberia (d. 1971)
1891
Julius Raab, Austrian engineer and politician, 19th Chancellor of Austria (d. 1964)
1888
Joe Slater, Australian footballer and captain (d. 1917)
1882
Henri Fabre, French pilot and engineer (d. 1984)
1881
Artur Phleps, Romanian-German general (d. 1944)
1881
Abdülhalik Renda, Turkish civil servant and politician, 6th Turkish Minister of National Defence (d. 1957)
1879
Jacob Gade, Danish violinist and composer (d. 1963)
1878
John Derbyshire, English swimmer and water polo player (d. 1938)
1876
Nellie Tayloe Ross, American educator and politician, 14th Governor of Wyoming (d. 1977)
1874
Francis Dodd, Welsh-English painter and academic (d. 1949)
1874
Egas Moniz, Portuguese physician and neurologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1955)
1873
Suzan Rose Benedict, American mathematician and academic (d. 1942)
1861
Spyridon Samaras, Greek playwright and composer (d. 1917)
1857
Theodor Escherich, German-Austrian pediatrician and academic (d. 1911)
1856
Theobald von Bethmann-Hollweg, German lawyer and politician, 5th Chancellor of Germany (d. 1921)
1849
John Ambrose Fleming, English physicist and engineer (d. 1945)
1843
Gertrude Jekyll, British horticulturist and writer (d. 1932)
1835
Empress Dowager Cixi of China (d. 1908)
1832
Louisa May Alcott, American novelist and poet (d. 1888)
1831
Frederick Townsend Ward, American sailor and soldier (d. 1862)
1825
Jean-Martin Charcot, French neurologist and psychologist (d. 1893)
1823
La Fayette Grover, American lawyer and politician, 4th Governor of Oregon (d. 1911)
1818
George Brown, Scottish-Canadian journalist and politician, 10th Premier of West Canada (d. 1880)
1818
William Ellery Channing, American poet and author (d. 1901)
1816
Morrison Waite, American jurist and politician, 7th Chief Justice of the United States (d. 1888)
1803
Christian Doppler, Austrian mathematician and physicist (d. 1853)
1803
Gottfried Semper, German architect and academic, designed the Semper Opera House (d. 1879)
1802
Wilhelm Hauff, German poet and author (d. 1827)
1799
Amos Bronson Alcott, American philosopher and academic (d. 1888)
1798
Alexander Brullov, Russian painter and architect, designed the Pulkovo Observatory (d. 1877)
1797
Gaetano Donizetti, Italian composer (d. 1848)
1781
Andrés Bello, Venezuelan poet and philosopher (d. 1865)
1752
Jemima Wilkinson, American evangelist (d. 1819)
1705
Michael Christian Festing, English violinist and composer (d. 1752)
1690
Christian August, Prince of Anhalt-Zerbst (d. 1747)
1627
John Ray, English biologist and botanist (d. 1705)
1528
Anthony Browne, 1st Viscount Montagu, English politician (d. 1592)
1484
Joachim Vadian, Swiss physician, scholar, and politician (d. 1551)
1463
Andrea della Valle, Italian cardinal (d. 1534)
1427
Zhengtong, emperor of the Ming Dynasty (d. 1464)
1422
Thomas Percy, 1st Baron Egremont, English Baron (d. 1460)
1338
Lionel of Antwerp, 1st Duke of Clarence, Belgian-English politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (d. 1368)
1329
John I, duke of Bavaria (d. 1340)
1310
John de Mowbray, 3rd Baron Mowbray, English Baron (d. 1361)
968
Kazan, emperor of Japan (d. 1008)
826
William of Septimania, Frankish nobleman (d. 850)

Deaths On This Day

2017
Jim Nabors, American actor, singer and comedian (b. 1930)
2017
Slobodan Praljak, Croatian general (b. 1945)
2016
Marcos Danilo Padilha, Brazilian football player (b. 1985)
2015
Joe Marston, Australian footballer and manager (b. 1926)
2015
Otto Newman, Austrian-American sociologist and academic (b. 1922)
2015
Oʻtkir Sultonov, Uzbek lawyer and politician, 2nd Prime Minister of Uzbekistan (b. 1939)
2014
Dwayne Alons, American general and politician (b. 1946)
2014
Dick Bresciani, American businessman (b. 1938)
2014
Mark Strand, Canadian-born American poet, essayist, and translator (b. 1934)
2013
Oliver Cheatham, American singer-songwriter (b. 1948)
2013
Colin Eglin, South African soldier and politician (b. 1925)
2013
Natalya Gorbanevskaya, Russian-Polish poet and activist (b. 1936)
2013
Brian Torrey Scott, American playwright and screenwriter (b. 1976)
2012
Joelmir Beting, Brazilian journalist (b. 1936)
2012
Sherab Palden Beru, Tibetan painter (b. 1911)
2012
Merv Pregulman, American football player and businessman (b. 1922)
2012
Buddy Roberts, American wrestler and manager (b. 1945)
2011
Patrice O'Neal, American stand-up comedian (b. 1969)
2011
Guillermo O'Donnell, Argentine political scientist (b. 1936)
2010
Bella Akhmadulina, Russian poet and author (b. 1937)
2010
Mario Monicelli, Italian director and screenwriter (b. 1915)
2010
S. Sivanayagam, Sri Lankan journalist and author (b. 1930)
2010
Stephen J. Solarz, American academic and politician (b. 1940)
2010
Maurice Wilkes, English physicist and computer scientist (b. 1913)
2009
Robert Holdstock, English author (b. 1948)
2008
Jørn Utzon, Danish architect, designed the Sydney Opera House (b. 1918)
2007
James Barber, Canadian chef and author (b. 1923)
2007
Ralph Beard, American basketball player (b. 1927)
2007
Henry Hyde, American lawyer and politician (b. 1924)
2006
Allen Carr, English-Spanish accountant and author (b. 1934)
2005
David Di Tommaso, French footballer (b. 1979)
2004
John Drew Barrymore, American actor (b. 1932)
2004
Harry Danning, American baseball player and coach (b. 1911)
2002
Daniel Gélin, French actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1921)
2001
Mic Christopher, American-Irish singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1969)
2001
George Harrison, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and music producer (b. 1943)
2001
John Knowles, American novelist (b. 1926)
2000
Ilmar Laaban, Estonian-Swedish poet and publicist (b. 1921)
1999
John Berry, American-French actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1917)
1999
Gene Rayburn, American game show panelist and host (b. 1917)
1999
Kazuo Sakamaki, Japanese soldier (b. 1918)
1998
Maus Gatsonides, Dutch race car driver and businessman (b. 1911)
1997
Coleman Young, American politician, 66th Mayor of Detroit (b. 1918)
1996
Dan Flavin, American sculptor and illustrator (b. 1933)
1996
Denis Jenkinson, English journalist and author (b. 1920)
1993
J. R. D. Tata, French-Indian pilot and businessman, founded Tata Motors and Tata Global Beverages (b. 1904)
1992
Jean Dieudonné, French mathematician and academic (b. 1906)
1991
Ralph Bellamy, American actor (b. 1904)
1987
Irene Handl, English actress (b. 1901)
1986
Cary Grant, English-American actor (b. 1904)
1984
Nora Thompson Dean, American Lenape educator and author (b. 1907)
1982
Afrânio Pompílio Gastos do Amaral, Brazilian herpetologist (b. 1894)
1982
Percy Williams, Canadian sprinter (b. 1908)
1981
Natalie Wood, American actress (b. 1938)
1980
Dorothy Day, American journalist and activist, co-founded the Catholic Worker Movement (b. 1897)
1980
George J. Maloof, Sr., American businessman (b. 1923)
1975
Tony Brise, English race car driver (b. 1952)
1975
Graham Hill, English race car driver and businessman (b. 1929)
1974
James J. Braddock, American boxer (b. 1905)
1972
Carl Stalling, American pianist and composer (b. 1888)
1970
Robert T. Frederick, American general (b. 1907)
1967
Ferenc Münnich, Hungarian soldier and politician, 47th Prime Minister of Hungary (b. 1886)
1957
Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Czech-American pianist and composer (b. 1897)
1954
Dink Johnson, American pianist, clarinet player, and drummer (b. 1892)
1953
Sam De Grasse, Canadian-American actor (b. 1875)
1946
Johannes Vares, Estonian poet, physician, and politician, 8th Prime Minister of Estonia (b. 1890)
1942
Boyd Wagner, American colonel and pilot (b. 1916)
1941
Frank Waller, American sprinter and hurdler (b. 1884)
1939
Philipp Scheidemann, German lawyer and politician, 10th Chancellor of Germany (b. 1865)
1932
Abdullah Cevdet, Kurdish-Turkish physician and academic (b. 1869)
1927
George Giffen, Australian cricketer (b. 1859)
1924
Giacomo Puccini, Italian composer and educator (b. 1858)
1918
Prince Antônio Gastão of Orléans-Braganza (b. 1881)
1883
Hiệp Hòa, Vietnamese emperor (b. 1847)
1872
Mary Somerville, Scottish-Italian astronomer, mathematician, and author (b. 1780)
1847
Marcus Whitman, American physician and missionary (b. 1802)
1846
Hammamizade İsmail Dede Efendi, Turkish composer and educator (b. 1778)
1830
John Maurice Hauke, Polish general (b. 1775)
1797
Samuel Langdon, American pastor, theologian, and academic (b. 1723)
1780
Maria Theresa, Holy Roman Empress, wife of Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1717)
1759
Nicolaus I Bernoulli, Swiss mathematician and theorist (b. 1687)
1699
Patrick Gordon, Scottish-Russian general (b. 1635)
1695
James Dalrymple, 1st Viscount of Stair, Scottish lawyer and politician, Lord President of the Court of Session (b. 1619)
1694
Marcello Malpighi, Italian physician and biologist (b. 1628)
1661
Brian Walton, English bishop and scholar (b. 1600)
1646
Laurentius Paulinus Gothus, Swedish astronomer and theologian (b. 1565)
1643
William Cartwright, English priest and playwright (b. 1611)
1643
Claudio Monteverdi, Italian priest and composer (b. 1567)
1632
Frederick V, Elector Palatine (b. 1596)
1628
John Felton, English soldier and assassin of the Duke of Buckingham (b. c. 1595)
1626
Ernst von Mansfeld, German commander (b. 1580)
1595
Alonso de Ercilla, Spanish soldier and poet (b. 1533)
1590
Philipp Nicodemus Frischlin, German philologist and poet (b. 1547)
1577
Cuthbert Mayne, English priest (b. 1543)
1544
Jungjong of Joseon, Korean king (b. 1488)
1543
Hans Holbein the Younger, German artist and printmaker
1530
Thomas Wolsey, English cardinal and politician, Lord Chancellor of the United Kingdom (b. 1470)
1463
Marie of Anjou, queen and wife of Charles VII of France (b. 1404)
1396
Robert Ferrers, 3rd Baron Ferrers of Wemme, English nobleman (b. 1373)
1378
Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1316)
1342
Michael of Cesena, Italian general, priest, and theologian (b. 1270)
1330
Roger Mortimer, 1st Earl of March, English soldier and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (b. 1287)
1314
Philip IV, king of France (b. 1268)
1268
Clement IV, pope of the Catholic Church (b. 1190)
1253
Otto II, duke of Bavaria (b. 1206)
1039
Adalbero, duke of Carinthia (b. 980)
999
Li Chun'an, Chinese merchant (b. 921)
997
Seongjong, Korean king (b. 961)
561
Chlothar I, Frankish king (b. 497)
524
Ahkal Mo' Naab' I, ruler of Palenque (b. 465)
521
Jacob of Serugh, Syrian poet and theologian (b. 451)

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