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On This Day in History:  November 3

November 3 is the 307th day of the year (308th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 58 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2017
Maryland postal worker wins $10 million scratch-off lottery jackpot. A Maryland man plans to go back to work at the U.S. Postal Service despite winning a $10 million Virginia Lottery scratch-off jackpot.
2016
Woman denied $43 million jackpot, offered steak dinner instead. Katrina Bookman hit the jackpot on a slot machine in late August at Resorts World Casino in Jamaica, Queens, but later received only a steak dinner when the casino refused to pay out.
2015
Illinois Lottery is not paying, but people are still playing. The fact that the Illinois Lottery is not paying winners of more than $600 is not deterring masses of people from playing anyway.
2013
Some players confused by new Michigan Lottery poker game. It debuted Oct. 19, but Poker Lotto, a new daily lottery drawing by the Michigan Lottery, is still trying to gain the attention -- and understanding -- among lottery players.
2012
91-year-old great grandmother wins lottery twice in three months. A 91-year-old great grandmother is arguably the luckiest woman in Indiana, after purchasing two winning lottery tickets in the past three months.
2011
1 ticket sold in Connecticut wins $254.2M Powerball lottery jackpot. A Powerball lottery ticket sold in Connecticut was the only one matching all the numbers drawn Wednesday evening, and will be awarded an 18-month high jackpot of $254.2 million.
2009
First time player wins $5 million lottery jackpot. A former New York resident was in town visiting friends last month when she purchased a Lotto ticket on a whim and scored the huge jackpot.
2008
Texas Lottery suffers computer security breach. More than 89,000 lottery winners are being notified that sensitive information about them including their names, Social Security numbers, addresses and prize amounts were taken from the agency without permission by a former employee.
2008
Triples drawn again in Maryland Lottery. Pick 3 triples are on a roll in Maryland, as the second triple was drawn in just one week.
2008
Arkansas Attorney General supports lottery, but cites cost concerns. Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel on Friday said he voted for creating a state-run lottery to fund college scholarships, despite concerns about how much it will cost the state to start up the games.
2006
Wife Orders Hit on Russian Lottery Winner. An angry Russian woman from the small town in the Caucasus hired a criminal to kill her ex-husband who had won a million rubles in a lottery.
2006
'Arizona 9' claims half of $94.1M Powerball lottery jackpot. Cheers and shouts filled the lobby of the Arizona Lottery Thursday morning as the terminal rang out "We are in the Money," signaling the validation of the winning Powerball jackpot.
2006
N.C. Lottery to launch Christmas-themed games. The North Carolina Lottery is putting two new Christmas-themed scratch games into play Tuesday.
2006
Verifying California Lottery Winners. When there is a big jackpot winner in the California Lottery -- officials won't say exactly how much the winnings must be -- security officers ask a series of questions to make sure the person holding the ticket is the actual purchaser of the ticket.
2005
Winning Powerball lottery ticket sold in Raytown, Mo.. A ticket sold at a grocery store in suburban Kansas City matched all six numbers in a Powerball drawing to win a $36 million jackpot, the Missouri Lottery said.
2005
Gullible woman bilked out of $100K in lottery scam. A Tucson, Arizona, woman who said she was playing a free Internet lottery game was bilked out of nearly $100,000, according to sheriff's officials.
2005
Hunt for N.C. lottery director pared to 4. North Carolina lottery commissioners searching for a lottery director plan to interview South Carolina's top two lottery officials next Wednesday, as well as senior lottery officials from New Mexico and Tennessee.
2005
Former UNC-C Chancellor Named To N.C. Lottery Commission. A former chancellor at UNC-Charlotte is the newest member of North Carolina's Lottery Commission.
2005
Scientific Games faces criminal investigation. North Carolina Wednesday began a criminal investigation of lottery company Scientific Games and three people who worked this year for the major gaming operator for "apparent violations of the lobbying laws".
2004
Mega Millions jackpot increases to $77 million. The jackpot in the multistate Mega Millions lottery has grown to $77 million.
2003
Colorado Lottery Increases the Lotto Cash Value to 50 Percent. Future Colorado Lotto winners will receive an extra 10 percent beginning October 31, 2003 when they choose the Cash Value Option. The Cash Value has been set at 40 percent since it was introduced on July 10th, 1994.
2003
Mega Millions jackpot increases to $50 million. The jackpot in the multistate Mega Millions lottery drawing grew to $50 million Saturday.
2003
Marketing scholarships a challenge for Tennessee Lottery. Even with a new, red-white-and-blue HOPE logo ready to go, Myron Oglesby-Pitts and other Tennessee education officials are realizing the complexities of explaining the scholarship requirements in a way that is concise, catchy, accurate and far-reaching.
2003
Lottery officials hope pull tabs pull in $20 million a year. Iowa is installing about 4,000 high-tech video pull-tab machines in taverns, restaurants and fraternal clubs in hopes of pulling in $20 million a year in additional revenue.
2003
Opinion: Don't be fooled, lottery is not helping education. One drawback to sticking around for a while and paying attention is that you remember old promises made to the public. Topic: Florida Lottery.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$321 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 4, 2014
2.$217 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 5, 2016
3.$192 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 4, 2005
4.$178 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 5, 2014
5.€132 Million
US$169.01 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Nov 6, 2012
6.€131 Million
US$167.18 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Nov 3, 2006
7.€100 Million
US$148.61 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Nov 6, 2009
8.$144.1 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 4, 2015
9.$144 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 3, 2015
10.$127 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 5, 2019
11.$124 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 3, 2012
12.$104 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 3, 2010
13.€90 Million
US$102.05 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Nov 9, 2018
14.$99 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 5, 2013
15.€86 Million
US$95.37 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Nov 5, 2019
16.€79 Million
US$87.12 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Nov 8, 2019
17.$79 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 5, 2002
18.$77 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 5, 2004
19.$70 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 6, 2013
19.$70 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 6, 2018
21.€58.49 Million
US$66.61 Million
Draw Date
Nov 3, 2018
22.$66 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 4, 2009
23.$64 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 4, 2017
24.€54.88 Million
US$63.73 Million
Draw Date
Nov 4, 2017
25.€45 Million
US$62.06 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Nov 4, 2011

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1990
Saturday, Nov 3, 1990
29 years old
1983
Thursday, Nov 3, 1983
36 years old
1982
Wednesday, Nov 3, 1982
37 years old
1980
Monday, Nov 3, 1980
39 years old
1978
Friday, Nov 3, 1978
41 years old
1978
Friday, Nov 3, 1978
41 years old
1978
Friday, Nov 3, 1978
41 years old
1976
Wednesday, Nov 3, 1976
43 years old
1976
Wednesday, Nov 3, 1976
43 years old
1974
Sunday, Nov 3, 1974
45 years old
1969
Monday, Nov 3, 1969
50 years old
1966
Thursday, Nov 3, 1966
53 years old
1966
Thursday, Nov 3, 1966
53 years old
1966
Thursday, Nov 3, 1966
53 years old
1964
Tuesday, Nov 3, 1964
55 years old
1963
Sunday, Nov 3, 1963
56 years old
1955
Thursday, Nov 3, 1955
64 years old
1951
Saturday, Nov 3, 1951
68 years old
1950
Friday, Nov 3, 1950
69 years old
(year not provided)
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Worldwide Events On This Day

2014
One World Trade Center officially opens. It is the replacement for the World Trade Center Twin Towers, in New York City, after it had been attacked by two planes during the September 11 Attacks.
1997
The United States of America imposes economic sanctions against Sudan in response to its human rights abuses of its own citizens and its material and political assistance to Islamic extremist groups across the Middle East and Eastern Africa.
1996
Death of Abdullah Çatlı, leader of the Turkish ultra-nationalist organisation Grey Wolves in the Susurluk car-crash, which leads to the resignation of the Turkish Interior Minister, Mehmet Ağar (a leader of the True Path Party, DYP).
1988
Sri LankanTamilmercenaries try to overthrow the Maldivian government. At President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom's request, the Indian military suppresses the coup attempt within 24 hours.
1986
Iran-Contra affair: The Lebanese magazine Ash-Shiraa reports that the United States has been secretly selling weapons to Iran in order to secure the release of seven American hostages held by pro-Iranian groups in Lebanon.
1986
The Federated States of Micronesia gain independence from the United States of America.
1982
The Salang Tunnel fire in Afghanistan kills up to 2,000 people.
1979
Greensboro massacre: Five members of the Communist Workers Party are shot dead and seven are wounded by a group of Klansmen and neo-Nazis during a "Death to the Klan" rally in Greensboro, North Carolina, United States.
1978
Dominica gains its independence from the United Kingdom.
1975
Syed Nazrul Islam, A. H. M. Qamaruzzaman, Tajuddin Ahmad, and Muhammad Mansur Ali, Bangladeshi politicians and Sheikh Mujibur Rahman loyalists, are murdered in the Dhaka Central Jail.
1973
Mariner program: NASA launches the Mariner 10 toward Mercury. On March 29, 1974, it becomes the first space probe to reach that planet.
1969
Vietnam War: U.S. President Richard M. Nixon addresses the nation on television and radio, asking the "silent majority" to join him in solidarity on the Vietnam War effort and to support his policies.
1967
Vietnam War: The Battle of Dak To begins.
1964
Lyndon B. Johnson is elected to a full term, winning 61% of the vote and 44 states, while Washington D.C. residents are able to vote in a presidential election for the first time, casting the majority of their votes for Lyndon Johnson.
1960
The land that would become the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge was established by an Act of Congress after a year-long legal battle that pitted local residents against Port Authority of New York and New Jersey officials wishing to turn the Great Swamp into a major regional airport for jet aircraft.
1957
Sputnik program: The Soviet Union launches Sputnik 2. On board is the first animal to enter orbit, a dog named Laika.
1956
Suez Crisis: The Khan Yunis killings by the Israel Defense Forces in Egyptian-controlled Gaza result in the deaths of 275 Palestinians.
1956
Hungarian Revolution: A new Hungarian government is formed, in which many members of banned non-Communist parties participate. During negotiations on Tököl Island ostensibly on Soviet troop withdrawal, the KGB arrests Pál Maléter and other Hungarian Revolutionary commanders, effectively decapitating the Revolution's military leadership. János Kádár and Ferenc Münnich form a counter-government in Moscow as Soviet troops ready for the final assault.
1946
The Constitution of Japan is adopted through Emperor's assent.
1944
World War II: Two supreme commanders of the Slovak National Uprising, Generals Ján Golian and Rudolf Viest are captured, tortured and later executed by German forces.
1943
World War II: Five hundred aircraft of the U.S. 8th Air Force devastate Wilhelmshaven harbor in Germany.
1942
World War II: The Koli Point action begins during the Guadalcanal Campaign and ends on November 12.
1936
Franklin D. Roosevelt is re-elected President of the United States.
1935
George II of Greece regains his throne through a popular, though possibly fixed, plebiscite.
1932
Panagis Tsaldaris becomes the 142nd Prime Minister of Greece.
1930
Getúlio Vargas becomes Head of the Provisional Government in Brazil after a bloodless coup on October 24.
1918
Austria-Hungary enters into the Armistice of Villa Giusti with the Allies, and the Habsburg-ruled empire dissolves.
1918
The German Revolution of 1918-19 begins when 40,000 sailors take over the port in Kiel.
1911
Chevrolet officially enters the automobile market in competition with the Ford Model T.
1908
William Howard Taft is elected the 27th President of the United States.
1903
With the encouragement of the United States, Panamaseparates from Colombia.
1898
France withdraws its troops from Fashoda (now in Sudan), ending the Fashoda Incident.
1883
American Old West: Self-described "Black Bart the poet" gets away with his last stagecoach robbery, but leaves a clue that eventually leads to his capture.
1881
The Mapuche uprising of 1881 begins in Chile.
1868
John Willis Menard (R-Louisiana) was the first African American elected to the United States Congress. Because of an electoral challenge, he was never seated.
1867
Giuseppe Garibaldi and his followers are defeated in the Battle of Mentana and fail to end the Pope's Temporal power in Rome (it would be achieved three years later).
1848
A greatly revised Dutch constitution, drafted by Johan Rudolph Thorbecke, severely limiting the powers of the Dutch monarchy, and strengthening the powers of parliament and ministers, is proclaimed.
1838
The Times of India, the world's largest circulated English language daily broadsheetnewspaper is founded as The Bombay Times and Journal of Commerce.
1817
The Bank of Montreal, Canada's oldest chartered bank, opens in Montreal.
1812
Napoleon's armies are defeated at the Battle of Vyazma.
1793
French playwright, journalist and feministOlympe de Gouges is guillotined.
1789
The first District Court established by the United States Constitution opens in New York City.
1783
The American Continental Army is disbanded.
1592
The city of San Luis Potosí is founded.
1534
English Parliament passes the first Act of Supremacy, making King Henry VIII head of the Anglican Church, supplanting the pope and the Roman Catholic Church.
1493
Christopher Columbus first sights the island of Dominica in the Caribbean Sea.
1492
Peace of Etaples between Henry VII of England and Charles VIII of France.
1468
Liège is sacked by Charles I of Burgundy's troops.
1333
The River Arno flooding causing massive damage in Florence as recorded by the Florentine chronicler Giovanni Villani.
644
Umar ibn al-Khattab, the second Muslim caliph, is assassinated by a Persian slave in Medina.
361
Emperor Constantius II dies of a fever at Mopsuestia in Cilicia, on his deathbed he is baptised and declares his cousin Julian rightful successor.

Births On This Day

1997
Kyle Benjamin, American race car driver
1997
Connor McGovern, American football player
1997
Izuchuckwu Anthony, Nigerian footballer
1997
Filip Forejtek, Czech skier
1997
Sarthak Golui, Indian footballer
1997
Agustín Guiffrey, Argentinian footballer
1997
Michael Kelly, Scottish footballer
1997
Takumi Kitamura, Japanese actor
1997
Marco Klepoch, Slovak figure skater
1997
Łukasz Kozub, Polish volleyball player
1997
Lázaro Martínez, Cuban athlete
1995
Kendall Jenner, American television personality and model
1992
Joe Clarke, English slalom canoeist
1992
Valeria Solovyeva, Russian tennis player
1990
Ellyse Perry, Australian footballer and cricketer
1989
Paula DeAnda, American singer-songwriter and actress
1989
Joyce Jonathan, French singer-songwriter and guitarist
1987
Courtney Barnett, Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist
1987
Colin Kaepernick, American football player
1987
Ty Lawson, American basketball player
1987
Felix Schütz, German ice hockey player
1987
Gemma Ward, Australian model and actress
1986
Paul Derbyshire, Italian rugby player
1986
Piet Velthuizen, Dutch footballer
1986
Heo Young-saeng, South Korean singer
1985
Tyler Hansbrough, American basketball player
1985
Philipp Tschauner, German footballer
1984
Christian Bakkerud, Danish race car driver (d. 2011)
1984
Ryo Nishikido, Japanese singer-songwriter and actor
1984
LaMarr Woodley, American football player
1983
Myrna Braza, Norwegian singer-songwriter
1982
Moniek Kleinsman, Dutch speed skater
1982
Evgeni Plushenko, Russian figure skater
1982
Egemen Korkmaz, Turkish footballer
1982
Janel McCarville, American professional basketball player (d. 2015)
1981
Diego López, Spanish footballer
1981
Vicente Matías Vuoso, Argentinian-Mexican footballer
1981
Rodrigo Millar, Chilean footballer
1981
Sten Pentus, Estonian race car driver
1980
Hans Andersen, Danish motorcycle racer
1979
Pablo Aimar, Argentinian footballer
1979
Beau McDonald, Australian footballer and coach
1978
Tim McIlrath, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1978
Jonas Howden Sjøvaag, Norwegian drummer
1978
Hiroko Sakai, Japanese softball player
1977
Marcel Ketelaer, German footballer
1977
Greg Plitt, American model and actor (d. 2015)
1976
Guillermo Franco, Argentinian-Mexican footballer
1976
Jake Shimabukuro, American ukulele player and composer
1975
Darren Sharper, American football player and sportscaster
1974
Tariq Abdul-Wahad, French basketball player and coach
1973
Ben Fogle, English television host and author
1973
Christian Picciolini, American businessman and manager
1973
Chrissie Swan, Australian radio and television host
1973
Mick Thomson, American guitarist
1972
Ugo Ehiogu, English footballer and manager (d. 2017)
1972
Michael Hofmann, German footballer
1972
Marko Koers, Dutch runner
1971
Diego Alessi, Italian race car driver
1971
Sticky Fingaz, American rapper, producer, and actor
1971
Dylan Moran, Irish actor, comedian, and screenwriter
1971
Alison Williamson, English archer
1971
Dwight Yorke, Tobagonian footballer and coach
1970
Geir Frigård, Norwegian footballer
1970
Jeanette J. Epps, American aerospace engineer and astronaut
1969
Robert Miles, Swiss-Italian DJ and producer (d. 2017)
1969
Niels van Steenis, Dutch rower
1968
Alberto Iñurrategi, Spanish mountaineer
1968
Paul Quantrill, Canadian baseball player and coach
1967
Mike O'Neill, Canadian ice hockey player
1967
Mark Roberts, Welsh singer and guitarist
1967
Steven Wilson, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1965
Gert Heerkes, Dutch footballer and manager
1965
Ann Scott, French-English author
1965
Mike Springer, American golfer
1964
Algimantas Briaunis, Lithuanian footballer and manager
1964
Bryan Young, New Zealand cricketer
1963
Davis Guggenheim, American director, producer, and screenwriter
1963
Shigeaki Hattori, Japanese race car driver
1963
Ian Wright, English footballer, manager, and sportscaster
1962
Gabe Newell, American businessman, co-founded the Valve Corporation
1962
David J. Schiappa, American lawyer and politician
1962
Jacqui Smith, English lawyer and politician
1961
David Armstrong-Jones, 2nd Earl of Snowdon, English businessman
1961
Dave Hahn, Japanese-American mountaineer and journalist
1960
Karch Kiraly, American volleyball player, coach, and sportscaster
1960
Ian McNabb, English singer-songwriter and musician
1959
Hal Hartley, American director, producer, and screenwriter
1958
Brady Hoke, American football coach
1957
Peter Gregson, Scottish-English engineer and academic
1957
Dolph Lundgren, Swedish actor, director, producer, screenwriter, and martial artist
1957
Gary Olsen, English actor (d. 2000)
1956
Cathy Jamieson, Scottish politician, 2nd Scottish Minister for Justice
1956
Kevin Murphy, American actor, puppeteer, producer, and screenwriter
1956
Gary Ross, American director, producer, and screenwriter
1956
Bob Welch, American baseball player and coach (d. 2014)
1955
Teresa De Sio, Italian singer-songwriter and guitarist
1955
Anne Milton, English nurse and politician
1955
Phil Simms, American football player and sportscaster
1954
Adam Ant, English singer-songwriter and actor
1954
Kathy Kinney, American actress and comedian
1953
Kate Capshaw, American actress and producer
1953
Helios Creed, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1953
Larry Herndon, American baseball player and coach
1953
Dennis Miller, American comedian, producer, and talk show host
1953
Vilma Santos, Filipino actress and politician
1952
Roseanne Barr, American comedian, actress, and producer
1952
Jim Cummings, American voice actor
1952
David Ho, Taiwanese-American scientist
1951
Dwight Evans, American baseball player and coach
1951
Ed Murawinski, American cartoonist
1951
André Wetzel, Dutch footballer and manager
1950
Massimo Mongai, Italian journalist and author
1950
Joe Queenan, American author and critic
1949
Mike Evans, American actor and screenwriter (d. 2006)
1949
Osamu Fujimura, Japanese engineer and politician
1949
Stephen Oliver, English biochemist and academic
1949
Larry Holmes, American boxer and talk show host
1949
Anna Wintour, English-American journalist
1948
Lulu, Scottish singer-songwriter and actress
1948
Takashi Kawamura, Japanese politician
1948
Helmuth Koinigg, Austrian race car driver (d. 1974)
1948
Rick Kreuger, American baseball player and coach
1948
Rainer Zobel, German footballer, coach, and manager
1947
Mazie Hirono, Japanese-American lawyer and politician, 9th Lieutenant Governor of Hawaii
1947
Siiri Oviir, Estonian lawyer and politician, 3rd Estonian Minister of Social Affairs
1947
Faraj Sarkohi, Iranian journalist and critic
1946
Reinhard Karl, German mountaineer, photographer, and author (d. 1982)
1946
Wataru Takeshita, Japanese lawyer and politician
1945
Ken Holtzman, American baseball player and manager
1945
Gerd Müller, German footballer and manager
1945
Nick Simper, English bass guitarist
1944
Jan Boerstoel, Dutch poet and songwriter
1943
Bert Jansch, Scottish-English singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2011)
1942
Martin Cruz Smith, American author and screenwriter
1940
Sonny Rhodes, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1938
Martin Dunwoody, English mathematician and academic
1938
Akira Kobayashi, Japanese actor
1938
Jean Rollin, French actor, director, and screenwriter
1937
Dietrich Möller, German lawyer and politician, 15th Mayor of Marburg
1936
Roy Emerson, Australian-American tennis player and coach
1936
Takao Saito, Japanese author and illustrator, created Golgo 13
1935
Ingrid Rüütel, Estonian philologist and academic, 3rd First Lady of Estonia
1934
Kenneth Baker, Baron Baker of Dorking, English poet and politician, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
1934
Hans Janmaat, Dutch businessman, educator, and politician (d. 2002)
1933
John Barry, English-American composer and conductor (d. 2011)
1933
Ken Berry, American actor, singer, and dancer (d. 2018)
1933
Jeremy Brett, English actor (d. 1995)
1933
Aneta Corsaut, American actress (d. 1995)
1933
Michael Dukakis, American lawyer, academic, and politician, 65th Governor of Massachusetts
1933
Amartya Sen, Indian economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
1932
Albert Reynolds, Irish businessman and politician, 9th Taoiseach of Ireland (d. 2014)
1931
Yon Hyong-muk, North Korean soldier and politician, 7th Premier of North Korea (d. 2005)
1931
Monica Vitti, Italian actress, singer, and screenwriter
1931
Michael Fu Tieshan, Chinese bishop (d. 2007)
1930
Phil Crane, American academic and politician (d. 2014)
1930
William H. Dana, American engineer, pilot, and astronaut (d. 2014)
1930
Mable John, American blues singer
1930
D. James Kennedy, American pastor and author (d. 2007)
1930
Brian Robinson, English cyclist
1930
Tsutomu Seki, Japanese astronomer and academic
1930
Lois Smith, American actress
1930
Frits Staal, Dutch philosopher and scholar (d. 2012)
1929
Alfonso Orueta, Chilean footballer, manager, and politician (d. 2012)
1928
Goseki Kojima, Japanese illustrator (d. 2000)
1928
Bill Morrison, Australian politician and diplomat, 37th Australian Minister for Defence (d. 2013)
1928
Osamu Tezuka, Japanese animator and producer (d. 1989)
1927
Harrison McCain, Canadian businessman, co-founded McCain Foods (d. 2004)
1927
Peggy McCay, American actress (d. 2018)
1927
Odvar Nordli, Norwegian politician, 21st Prime Minister of Norway (d. 2018)
1926
Valdas Adamkus, Lithuanian engineer and politician, 3rd President of Lithuania
1926
Maurice Couture, Canadian archbishop
1926
Robert W. Wilson, American businessman and philanthropist (d. 2013)
1924
Marc Breaux, American actor, director, and choreographer (d. 2013)
1924
Violetta Elvin, Russian ballerina
1924
Samuel Ruiz, Mexican bishop (d. 2011)
1923
Tomás Ó Fiaich, Irish cardinal (d. 1990)
1923
Yamaguchi Hitomi, Japanese author and critic (d. 1995)
1922
Dennis McDermott, English-Canadian union leader and diplomat, Canadian Ambassador to Ireland (d. 2003)
1921
Charles Bronson, American soldier and actor (d. 2003)
1920
Oodgeroo Noonuccal, Australian poet, educator, and activist (d. 1993)
1919
Jesús Blasco, Spanish author and illustrator (d. 1995)
1919
Ludovic Kennedy, Scottish journalist and author (d. 2009)
1919
Květa Legátová, Czech author (d. 2012)
1918
Claude Barma, French director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1992)
1918
Bob Feller, American sailor, baseball player, and sportscaster (d. 2010)
1918
Elizabeth P. Hoisington, American general (d. 2007)
1918
Russell B. Long, American lieutenant, lawyer, and politician (d. 2003)
1917
Annapurna Maharana, Indian activist (d. 2012)
1915
Hal Jackson, American journalist and radio host (d. 2012)
1912
Alfredo Stroessner, Paraguayan general and politician, 46th President of Paraguay (d. 2006)
1911
Kick Smit, Dutch footballer and manager (d. 1974)
1910
Karel Zeman, Czech director, animator, production designer, and screenwriter (d. 1989)
1909
James Reston, Scottish-American journalist and author (d. 1995)
1908
Giovanni Leone, Italian lawyer and politician, 6th President of Italy (d. 2001)
1908
Bronko Nagurski, Canadian-American football player, wrestler, and coach (d. 1990)
1906
Julia Boyer Reinstein, American teacher and historian (d. 1998)
1905
Lois Mailou Jones, American painter and academic (d. 1998)
1903
Walker Evans, American photographer and journalist (d. 1975)
1903
Ishtiaq Hussain Qureshi, Pakistani historian and educator (d. 1981)
1901
Leopold III of Belgium (d. 1983)
1901
André Malraux, French historian, theorist, and author (d. 1976)
1900
Adolf Dassler, German businessman, founded Adidas (d. 1978)
1899
Ralph Greenleaf, American billiards player (d. 1950)
1899
Rezső Seress, Hungarian pianist and composer (d. 1968)
1899
Gleb Wataghin, Ukrainian-Italian physicist and academic (d. 1986)
1896
Gustaf Tenggren, Swedish-American illustrator and animator (d. 1970)
1894
William George Barker, Canadian pilot and colonel, Victoria Cross recipient (d. 1930)
1894
Sofoklis Venizelos, Greek captain and politician, 133rd Prime Minister of Greece (d. 1964)
1890
Harry Stephen Keeler, American author (d. 1967)
1890
Eustáquio van Lieshout, Dutch-Brazilian priest and missionary (d. 1943)
1887
Samuil Marshak, Russian author and poet (d. 1964)
1884
Joseph William Martin, Jr., American publisher and politician, 49th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (d. 1968)
1882
Yakub Kolas, Belarusian writer (d. 1956)
1878
Bangalore Nagarathnamma, Indian Carnatic singer and activist (d. 1952)
1877
Carlos Ibáñez del Campo, Chilean general and politician, 20th President of Chile (d. 1960)
1876
Stephen Alencastre, American bishop and missionary (d. 1940)
1875
Emīls Dārziņš, Latvian composer and conductor (d. 1910)
1871
Albert Goldthorpe, English rugby player and manager (d. 1943)
1863
Alfred Perot, French physicist and academic (d. 1925)
1862
Henry George, Jr., American journalist and politician (d. 1916)
1857
Mikhail Alekseyev, Russian general (d. 1918)
1856
Jim McCormick, Scottish-American baseball player and manager (d. 1918)
1854
Carlo Fornasini, micropalaeontologist (d. 1931)
1852
Emperor Meiji of Japan (d. 1912)
1845
Edward Douglass White, American lawyer, jurist, and politician, 9th Chief Justice of the United States (d. 1921)
1816
Jubal Early, American general and lawyer (d. 1894)
1816
Calvin Fairbank, American minister and activist (d. 1898)
1815
John Mitchel, Irish journalist and activist (d. 1875)
1801
Karl Baedeker, German author and publisher, founded the Baedeker Publishing Company (d. 1859)
1801
Vincenzo Bellini, Italian composer (d. 1835)
1799
William Sprague III, American lawyer and politician, 14th Governor of Rhode Island (d. 1856)
1794
William Cullen Bryant, American poet and journalist (d. 1878)
1793
Stephen F. Austin, American businessman and politician (d. 1836)
1777
Princess Sophia of the United Kingdom (d. 1848)
1757
Robert Smith, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 6th United States Secretary of State (d. 1842)
1749
Daniel Rutherford, Scottish chemist and physician (d. 1819)
1689
Jan Josef Ignác Brentner, Czech composer (d. 1742)
1659
Hui-bin Jang, Royal consort (d. 1701)
1656
Georg Reutter, Austrian organist and composer (d. 1738)
1618
Aurangzeb, Mughal emperor of India (d. 1707)
1604
Osman II, Ottoman sultan (d. 1622)
1587
Samuel Scheidt, German organist, composer, and educator (d. 1654)
1560
Annibale Carracci, Italian painter and illustrator (d. 1609)
1527
Tilemann Heshusius, Gnesio-Lutheran theologian (d. 1588)
1505
Achilles Gasser, German physician and astrologer (d. 1577)
1500
Benvenuto Cellini, Italian sculptor and painter (d. 1571)
AD 39
Lucan, Roman poet (d. 65)

Deaths On This Day

2016
Kay Starr, American singer (b. 1922)
2015
Ahmed Chalabi, Iraqi businessman and politician (b. 1944)
2015
Howard Coble, American captain, lawyer, and politician (b. 1931)
2015
Tom Graveney, English cricketer and sportscaster (b. 1927)
2014
Augusto Martelli, Italian composer and conductor (b. 1940)
2014
Gordon Tullock, American economist and academic (b. 1922)
2014
Sadashiv Amrapurkar, Indian actor (b. 1950)
2013
Nick Cardy, American soldier and illustrator (b. 1920)
2013
Gerard Cieślik, Polish footballer and manager (b. 1927)
2013
Gamani Corea, Sri Lankan economist and diplomat (b. 1925)
2013
William J. Coyne, American lawyer and politician (b. 1936)
2013
Rupert Gerritsen, Australian historian and author (b. 1953)
2013
Leonard Long, Australian painter and educator (b. 1911)
2012
Carmélia Alves, Brazilian singer (b. 1923)
2012
George Chesterton, English cricketer and coach (b. 1922)
2012
Tommy Godwin, American-English cyclist and coach (b. 1920)
2012
Mükerrem Hiç, Turkish academic, author, and politician (b. 1929)
2012
Thomas K. McCraw, American historian and academic (b. 1940)
2012
Kailashpati Mishra, Indian activist and politician, 18th Governor of Gujarat (b. 1923)
2011
Peeter Kreitzberg, Estonian lawyer and politician (b. 1948)
2010
Jerry Bock, American composer (b. 1928)
2010
Viktor Chernomyrdin, Russian politician and diplomat, 30th Prime Minister of Russia (b. 1938)
2010
Jim Clench, Canadian bass player (b. 1949)
2009
Francisco Ayala, Spanish sociologist, author, and critic (b. 1906)
2009
Archie Baird, Scottish footballer, journalist, and educator (b. 1919)
2009
Carl Ballantine, American magician and actor (b. 1917)
2008
Jean Fournet, French conductor (b. 1913)
2007
Aleksandr Dedyushko, Belarusian-Russian actor (b. 1962)
2007
Martin Meehan, PIRA volunteer and Irish republican politician (b. 1945)
2007
Ryan Shay, American runner (b. 1979)
2006
Paul Mauriat, French pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1925)
2006
Marie Rudisill, American author (b. 1911)
2006
Alberto Spencer, Ecuadorean footballer (b. 1937)
2004
Sergejs Žoltoks, Latvian ice hockey player (b. 1972)
2003
Rasul Gamzatov, Russian poet and educator (b. 1923)
2002
Lonnie Donegan, Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1931)
2002
Jonathan Harris, American actor (b. 1914)
2001
Ernst Gombrich, Austrian-English historian and author (b. 1909)
1999
Ian Bannen, Scottish actor (b. 1928)
1998
Bob Kane, American author and illustrator, co-created Batman (b. 1915)
1996
Jean-Bédel Bokassa, Central African general and politician, 2nd President of the Central African Republic (b. 1921)
1995
Gordon S. Fahrni, Canadian physician (b. 1887)
1994
Valter Palm, Estonian-American boxer (b. 1905)
1993
Léon Theremin, Russian physicist and engineer, invented the Theremin (b. 1895)
1991
Chris Bender, American singer (b. 1972)
1990
Kenan Erim, Turkish archaeologist and academic (b. 1929)
1990
Nusret Fişek, Turkish physician and politician, Turkish Minister of Health (b. 1914)
1990
Mary Martin, American actress and singer (b. 1913)
1989
Dorothy Fuldheim, American journalist (b. 1893)
1988
Henri van Praag, Dutch philosopher, theologian, and educator (b. 1916)
1987
Mary Shane, American sportscaster and educator (b. 1945)
1983
Alfredo Antonini, Italian-American conductor and composer (b. 1901)
1983
Jerry Pentland, Australian fighter ace (b. 1894)
1980
Caroline Mytinger, American painter and author (b. 1897)
1975
Tajuddin Ahmad, Bangladeshi politician, 1st Prime Minister of Bangladesh (b. 1925)
1975
Muhammad Mansur Ali, Bangladeshi captain and politician, 3rd Prime Minister of Bangladesh (b. 1919)
1975
Syed Nazrul Islam, Bangladeshi lawyer and politician, President of Bangladesh (b. 1925)
1975
Abul Hasnat Muhammad Qamaruzzaman, Bangladeshi lawyer and politician (b. 1926)
1973
Marc Allégret, Swiss-French director and screenwriter (b. 1900)
1969
Zeki Rıza Sporel, Turkish footballer (b. 1898)
1968
Vern Stephens, American baseball player (b. 1920)
1962
L. O. Wenckebach, Dutch sculptor and painter (b. 1895)
1960
Paul Willis, American actor and director (b. 1901)
1957
Wilhelm Reich, Ukrainian-Austrian psychotherapist and author (b. 1897)
1956
Jean Metzinger, French artist, (b. 1883)
1954
Henri Matisse, French painter and sculptor (b. 1869)
1949
Solomon R. Guggenheim, American art collector and philanthropist, founded the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (b. 1861)
1939
Charles Tournemire, French organist and composer (b. 1870)
1933
Pierre Paul Émile Roux, French physician, bacteriologist, and immunologist (b. 1853)
1929
Olav Aukrust, Norwegian poet and educator (b. 1883)
1927
Karel Matěj Čapek-Chod, Czech journalist and author (b. 1860)
1926
Annie Oakley, American entertainer and target shooter (b. 1860)
1918
Aleksandr Lyapunov, Russian mathematician and physicist (b. 1857)
1917
Léon Bloy, French author and poet (b. 1846)
1914
Georg Trakl, Austrian-Polish pharmacist and poet (b. 1887)
1900
Carrie Steele Logan, American philanthropist, founder of the oldest black orphanage in the United States (b. ~1829)
1891
Louis Lucien Bonaparte, English-Italian philologist and politician (b. 1813)
1890
Ulrich Ochsenbein, Swiss lawyer and politician, 1st President of the Swiss National Council (b. 1811)
1869
Andreas Kalvos, Greek poet and playwright (b. 1792)
1858
Harriet Taylor Mill, English philosopher and author (b. 1807)
1850
William E. Shannon, Irish-born American politician (b. 1821/1822)
1794
François-Joachim de Pierre de Bernis, French cardinal and diplomat (b. 1715)
1793
Olympe de Gouges, French playwright and activist (b. 1748)
1787
Robert Lowth, English bishop and academic (b. 1710)
1711
John Ernest Grabe, German theologian and academic (b. 1666)
1676
Köprülü Fazıl Ahmed Pasha, Ottoman soldier and politician, 110th Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire (b. 1635)
1643
John Bainbridge, English astronomer and academic (b. 1582)
1643
Paul Guldin, Swiss astronomer and mathematician (b. 1577)
1639
Martin de Porres, Peruvian saint (b. 1579)
1600
Richard Hooker, English priest and theologian (b. 1554)
1599
Andrew Báthory, Prince of Transylvania (b. c. 1563)
1584
Charles Borromeo, Italian cardinal and saint (b. 1538)
1580
Jerónimo Zurita y Castro, Spanish historian and author (b. 1512)
1456
Edmund Tudor, 1st Earl of Richmond, father of King Henry VII of England (b. 1431)
1428
Thomas Montacute, 4th Earl of Salisbury, English general and politician (b. 1388)
1373
Jeanne de Valois, Queen of Navarre (b. 1343)
1324
Petronilla de Meath, Irish suspected witch
1254
John III Doukas Vatatzes, Byzantine emperor (b. 1193)
1220
Urraca of Castile, Queen of Portugal, spouse of King Afonso II of Portugal (b. 1186)
1219
Saer de Quincy, 1st Earl of Winchester, English baron and rebel
753
Saint Pirmin, Spanish-German monk and saint (b. 700)
644
Umar, caliph (b. 584)
361
Constantius II, Roman emperor (b. 317)

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