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On This Day in History:  November 5

November 5 is the 309th day of the year (310th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 56 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2019
Illinois Lottery winner puts half of $500,000 prize into Bitcoin. An Illinois resident who won $500,000 in the state lottery has revealed he put half of it into Bitcoin (BTC) back in May.
2016
Nebraska Lottery adding Sunday drawings. Starting Sunday, Nebraska gamblers can place even more bets on the weekend.
2015
Player in Tennessee wins first Powerball jackpot since game changed in Oct.. A Tennessee Lottery player who purchased a ticket in Antioch has won the first Powerball jackpot since the game was changed in October.
2014
New York lottery player wins $321M Mega Millions jackpot. For the first time since Aug. 22, someone has won the Mega Millions jackpot.
2013
Fresno man is $213 million California Powerball winner. A retired nuclear medicine technician from Saint Agnes Medical Center was the winner of the $213 million Powerball jackpot, the California Lottery confirmed Monday.
2011
Professional lottery player wins tax dispute. When the Massachusetts Lottery tried to collect hundreds of thousands of dollars in taxes for the state's most prolific winning lottery ticket redeemer, the 'professional' lottery player appealed -- and won.
2011
Oregon man finds millions on fridge door. A Portland, Oregon, man who bought a Megabucks ticket back in July, put it on his refrigerator and then forgot all about it found out this week that he had actually won $21.8 million.
2009
Multi-state lottery shockwave sweeping America. In January 2010 the state lines that have been dividing the United States into "Powerball states" and "Mega Millions states" will be blurred by a cross-selling arrangement between the two multi-state lottery titans. In this exclusive report by Lottery Post, learn which states will be selling both games, and which ones will not.
2008
Voters overwhelmingly approve Arkansas state lottery. Arkansas' push for a State Lottery has won voter approval by a two-to-one margin.
2007
One Hell of a lucky day. John and Sue Wilson, from Hell, won a Fantasy 5 prize of $115,001 on Wednesday, which also just happened to be Halloween.
2007
Mega lottery winner to open school for witches (well, not quite). Ellwood "Bunky" Bartlett -- Mega Millions lottery winner, Wiccan high priest, recently retired accountant -- would like to clear up a few misconceptions about his plans for a "witch school."
2005
Oregon Powerball winner will finally be announced. A Milton, West Virginia, native living in Oregon claims he won the $340 million Powerball lottery jackpot, according to his sister in Milton.
2003
Mega Millions jackpot increases to $60 million. None of the tickets sold for Tuesday's Mega Millions drawing matched all five lotto numbers and the Mega Ball, increasing the Friday jackpot to $60 million.
2003
Paul says to expect multistate lotto games by summer. Tennesseans hoping to try their luck at big multistate lottery games like Mega Millions or Powerball likely will get their wish by next summer, lottery chief Rebecca Paul said Tuesday.
2003
New games are boon for Michigan. Club Keno and Pull Tabs, the Michigan Lottery's latest lottery games, are selling better than expected in their first week.
2003
State plans to give lottery vendors prizes for ideas to increase sales. Illinois Lottery vendors can win prize money from a pot of $200,000 if they generate ideas on how to entice customers to buy more lottery tickets.
2003
Lottery winner imprisoned for buying tickets with drug money. A $12 million Texas lottery winner who bought his lucky ticket with drug proceeds got two strikes today: a 24-year federal prison sentence and an order to return the money.
2003
S.C. makes bid to help Tenn. lottery. The South Carolina lottery, much like its neighbor in Georgia, has pitched the idea of helping out with the Tennessee lottery startup.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$225 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 8, 2005
2.$217 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 5, 2016
3.€152 Million
US$194.27 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Nov 10, 2006
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.$164 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 6, 2015
7.€100 Million
US$148.61 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Nov 6, 2009
8.$143 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 7, 2012
9.$127 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 5, 2019
10.$123 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 6, 2010
11.€100 Million
US$107.88 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Nov 6, 2015
12.€90 Million
US$102.05 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Nov 9, 2018
13.$99 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 5, 2013
14.€86 Million
US$95.37 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Nov 5, 2019
15.€79 Million
US$87.12 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Nov 8, 2019
16.$80 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 7, 2009
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.$75 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 8, 2017
20.€53 Million
US$73.15 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Nov 8, 2011
21.$71 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 7, 2007
21.$71 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 7, 2018
23.$70 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 6, 2013
23.$70 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 6, 2018
25.€59.29 Million
US$67.57 Million
Draw Date
Nov 5, 2018

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1988
Saturday, Nov 5, 1988
31 years old
1979
Monday, Nov 5, 1979
40 years old
1975
Wednesday, Nov 5, 1975
44 years old
1972
Sunday, Nov 5, 1972
47 years old
1968
Tuesday, Nov 5, 1968
51 years old
1968
Tuesday, Nov 5, 1968
51 years old
1958
Wednesday, Nov 5, 1958
61 years old
1958
Wednesday, Nov 5, 1958
61 years old
1951
Monday, Nov 5, 1951
68 years old
(year not provided)
(year not provided)

Worldwide Events On This Day

2017
Devin Patrick Kelley kills 26 and injured 20 in a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas.
2015
An iron oretailings dambursts in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais flooding a valley, causing mudslides in the nearby village of Bento Rodrigues and causing at least 17 deaths and 2 missing.
2013
India launches the Mars Orbiter Mission, its first interplanetary probe.
2009
U.S. Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan murders 13 and wounds 32 at Fort Hood, Texas in the deadliest mass shooting at a U.S. military installation.
2007
China's first lunar satellite, Chang'e 1, goes into orbit around the Moon.
2007
Android mobile operating system is unveiled by Google.
2006
Saddam Hussein, former president of Iraq, and his co-defendants Barzan Ibrahim al-Tikriti and Awad Hamed al-Bandar, are sentenced to death in the al-Dujail trial for their roles in the 1982 massacre of 148 Shi'a Muslims.
1996
Pakistani PresidentFarooq Leghari dismisses the government of Prime MinisterBenazir Bhutto and dissolves the National Assembly of Pakistan.
1995
André Dallaire attempts to assassinate Prime Minister Jean Chrétien of Canada. He is thwarted when the Prime Minister's wife locks the door.
1990
Rabbi Meir Kahane, founder of the far-right Kach movement, is shot dead after a speech at a New York City hotel.
1986
USS Rentz, USS Reeves and USS Oldendorf visit Qingdao (Tsing Tao) China - the first US Naval visit to China since 1949.
1983
Byford Dolphindiving bell accident kills five and leaves one severely injured.
1970
The Military Assistance Command, Vietnam reports the lowest weekly American soldier death toll in five years (24).
1968
Richard Nixon is elected as 37th President of the United States.
1956
Suez Crisis: British and French paratroopers land in Egypt after a week-long bombing campaign.
1955
After being destroyed in World War II, the rebuilt Vienna State Opera reopens with a performance of Beethoven's Fidelio.
1950
Korean War: British and Australian forces from the 27th British Commonwealth Brigade successfully halted the advancing Chinese 117th Division during the Battle of Pakchon.
1943
World War II: Bombing of the Vatican.
1940
World War II: The British armed merchant cruiser, HMS Jervis Bay, is sunk by the German pocket battleshipAdmiral Scheer.
1940
Franklin D. Roosevelt is the first and only President of the United States to be elected to a third term.
1925
Secret agentSidney Reilly, the first "super-spy" of the 20th century, is executed by the OGPU, the secret police of the Soviet Union.
1917
October Revolution: Lenin calls for the October Revolution.
1917
Tikhon is elected the Patriarch of Moscow and of the Russian Orthodox Church.
1916
The Kingdom of Poland is proclaimed by the Act of 5th November of the emperors of Germany and Austria-Hungary.
1916
The Everett massacre takes place in Everett, Washington as political differences lead to a shoot-out between the Industrial Workers of the World organizers and local police.
1914
World War I: France and the British Empire declare war on the Ottoman Empire.
1913
King Otto of Bavaria is deposed by his cousin, Prince Regent Ludwig, who assumes the title Ludwig III.
1912
Woodrow Wilson is elected the 28th President of the United States, defeating incumbent William Howard Taft.
1911
After declaring war on the Ottoman Empire on September 29, 1911, Italy annexes Tripoli and Cyrenaica.
1898
Filipinos on Negros Islandrevolt against Spanish rule and establish the short-lived Republic of Negros.
1895
George B. Selden is granted the first U.S. patent for an automobile.
1872
Women's suffrage in the United States: In defiance of the law, suffragist Susan B. Anthony votes for the first time, and is later fined $100.
1862
American Civil War: Abraham Lincoln removes George B. McClellan as commander of the Army of the Potomac.
1862
American Indian Wars: In Minnesota, 303 Dakota warriors are found guilty of rape and murder of whites and are sentenced to hang. 38 are ultimately executed and the others reprieved.
1831
Nat Turner, American slave leader, is tried, convicted, and sentenced to death in Virginia.
1828
Greek War of Independence: The French Morea expedition to recapture Morea (now the Peloponnese) ends when the last Ottoman forces depart the peninsula.
1811
Salvadoran priest José Matías Delgado, rings the bells of La Merced church in San Salvador, calling for insurrection and launching the 1811 Independence Movement.
1780
French-American forces under Colonel LaBalme are defeated by Miami Chief Little Turtle.
1768
Treaty of Fort Stanwix, the purpose of which is to adjust the boundary line between Indian lands and white settlements set forth in the Royal Proclamation of 1763 in the Thirteen Colonies.
1757
Seven Years' War: Frederick the Great defeats the allied armies of France and the Holy Roman Empire at the Battle of Rossbach.
1688
William III of England lands with a Dutch fleet at Brixham.
1605
Gunpowder Plot: Guy Fawkes is arrested.
1556
Second Battle of Panipat: Fought between the forces of Hem Chandra Vikramaditya, the Hindu king at Delhi and forces of Muslim Emperor Akbar.
1499
Publication of the Catholicon, written in 1464 by Jehan Lagadeuc in Tréguier; this is the first Breton dictionary as well as the first French dictionary.
1138
Lý Anh Tông is enthroned as emperor of Vietnam at the age of two, beginning a 37-year reign.

Births On This Day

1993
Hideya Tawada, Japanese actor and model
1992
Odell Beckham Jr., American football player
1992
Marco Verratti, Italian footballer
1991
Flume, Australian DJ and producer
1991
Shōdai Naoya, Japanese sumo wrestler
1989
Andrew Boyce, English footballer
1988
Virat Kohli, Indian cricketer
1987
Kevin Jonas, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
1987
Chris Knierim, American figure skater
1987
O. J. Mayo, American basketball player
1986
BoA, South Korean singer-songwriter, producer, and actress
1986
Ian Mahinmi, American basketball player
1986
Kasper Schmeichel, Danish footballer
1986
Nodiko Tatishvili, Georgian singer
1985
Michel Butter, Dutch runner
1985
Kate DeAraugo, Australian singer-songwriter
1985
Alo Dupikov, Estonian footballer
1985
Rimo Hunt, Estonian footballer
1985
Pınar Saka, Turkish sprinter
1984
Jon Cornish, Canadian football player
1984
Tobias Enström, Swedish ice hockey player
1984
Nick Folk, American football player
1984
Baruto Kaito, Estonian sumo wrestler
1984
Eliud Kipchoge, Kenyan long distance runner
1984
John Sutton, Australian rugby league player
1984
Nick Tandy, English race car driver
1984
Nikolay Zherdev, Ukrainian-Russian ice hockey player
1983
Alexa Chung, English model and television host
1983
Mike Hanke, German footballer
1983
Juan Morillo, Dominican baseball player
1983
David Pipe, Welsh footballer
1982
Leah Culver, American computer scientist and programmer, co-founded Pownce
1982
Bryan LaHair, American baseball player
1982
Rob Swire, Australian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1982
Matthew Williams, Welsh footballer
1981
Paul Chapman, Australian footballer
1981
Ümit Ergirdi, Turkish footballer
1980
Jaime Camara, Brazilian race car driver
1980
Andrei Korobeinik, Estonian computer programmer, businessman, and politician
1980
Christoph Metzelder, German footballer
1980
Orkun Uşak, Turkish footballer
1979
Romi Dames, Japanese-American actress
1979
Colin Grzanna, German rugby player and surgeon
1979
Michalis Hatzigiannis, Cypriot singer-songwriter and producer
1979
Keith McLeod, American basketball player
1979
David Suazo, Honduran footballer and coach
1978
Xavier Tondo, Spanish cyclist (d. 2011)
1978
Bubba Watson, American golfer
1977
Maarten Tjallingii, Dutch cyclist
1977
Richard Wright, English footballer and coach
1976
Sebastian Arcelus, American actor, singer, and producer
1976
Mr. Fastfinger, Finnish guitarist and songwriter
1976
Jeff Klein, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1976
Samuel Page, American actor
1975
Lisa Scott-Lee, Welsh singer-songwriter
1974
Ryan Adams, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1974
Angela Gossow, German singer-songwriter
1974
Dado Pršo, Croatian footballer and coach
1974
Taine Randell, New Zealand rugby player
1974
Jerry Stackhouse, American basketball player and sportscaster
1973
Johnny Damon, American baseball player
1973
Peter Emmerich, American illustrator and educator
1973
Gráinne Seoige, Irish journalist
1973
Alexei Yashin, Russian ice hockey player and manager
1971
Chris Addison, Welsh-English comedian, actor, and screenwriter
1971
Sergei Berezin, Russian ice hockey player
1971
Jonny Greenwood, English guitarist and songwriter
1971
Dana Jacobson, American sportscaster
1971
Rob Jones, Welsh-English footballer and coach
1971
Edmond Leung, Hong Kong singer-songwriter and producer
1971
Corin Nemec, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
1971
Mårten Olander, Swedish golfer
1970
Javy López, Puerto Rican-American baseball player
1969
Pat Kilbane, American actor, comedian, director, and screenwriter
1968
Ricardo Fort, Argentinian actor, director, and businessman (d. 2013)
1968
Sam Rockwell, American actor
1967
Marcelo D2, Brazilian rapper
1967
Judy Reyes, American actress and producer
1966
Nayim, Spanish footballer and manager
1966
James Allen, English journalist and sportscaster
1966
Urmas Kirs, Estonian footballer and manager
1965
Atul Gawande, American surgeon and journalist
1965
Famke Janssen, Dutch model and actress
1963
Hans Gillhaus, Dutch footballer and scout
1963
Andrea McArdle, American actress and singer
1963
Tatum O'Neal, American actress and author
1963
Brian Wheat, American bass player and songwriter
1963
Jean-Pierre Papin, French footballer and manager
1962
Turid Birkeland, Norwegian businesswoman and politician, Norwegian Minister of Culture (d. 2015)
1962
Abedi Pele, Ghanaian footballer and manager
1962
Marcus J. Ranum, American computer scientist and author
1961
Alan G. Poindexter, American captain, pilot, and astronaut (d. 2012)
1960
René Froger, Dutch singer-songwriter
1960
Tilda Swinton, English actress
1959
Bryan Adams, Canadian singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actor
1959
Tomo Česen, Slovenian mountaineer
1958
Don Falcone, American keyboard player, songwriter, and producer
1958
Mo Gaffney, American actress and screenwriter
1958
Robert Patrick, American actor
1957
Mike Score, English singer-songwriter and keyboard player
1956
Jeff Watson, American guitarist and songwriter (Night Ranger)
1956
John Harwood, American journalist
1956
Lavrentis Machairitsas, Greek singer-songwriter and guitarist
1956
Michael Sorridimi, Australian rugby league player
1956
Rob Fisher, English keyboard player and songwriter (d. 1999)
1955
Bernard Chazelle, French computer scientist and academic
1955
Kris Jenner, American talent manager and businesswoman
1955
Karan Thapar, Indian journalist and author
1954
Alejandro Sabella, Argentine footballer and manager
1954
Jeffrey Sachs, American economist and academic
1953
Florentino Floro, Filipino lawyer and judge
1953
Joyce Maynard, American journalist, author, and academic
1952
Oleh Blokhin, Ukrainian footballer and manager
1952
Brian Muehl, American puppeteer
1952
Vandana Shiva, Indian philosopher and author
1952
Bill Walton, American basketball player and sportscaster
1950
Thorbjørn Jagland, Norwegian politician, 25th Prime Minister of Norway
1950
James Kennedy, American psychologist and author
1949
Armin Shimerman, American actor
1949
Jimmie Spheeris, American singer-songwriter (d. 1984)
1948
Bob Barr, American lawyer and politician
1948
Peter Hammill, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1948
Bernard-Henri Lévy, French philosopher and author
1948
William Daniel Phillips, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
1947
Quint Davis, American director and producer
1947
Rubén Juárez, Argentinian singer-songwriter and bandoneon player (d. 2010)
1947
Peter Noone, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
1946
Gram Parsons, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1973)
1946
Ken Whaley, Austrian-English bass player and songwriter (d. 2013)
1945
Peter Pace, American general
1945
Aleka Papariga, Greek accountant and politician
1945
Svetlana Tširkova-Lozovaja, Russian fencer and coach
1943
Friedman Paul Erhardt, German-American chef and author (d. 2007)
1943
Percy Hobson, Australian high jumper
1943
Sam Shepard, American playwright and actor (d. 2017)
1942
Pierangelo Bertoli, Italian singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2002)
1941
Art Garfunkel, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1941
Yoshiyuki Tomino, Japanese animator, director, and screenwriter
1940
Ted Kulongoski, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 36th Governor of Oregon
1940
Elke Sommer, German actress
1939
Lobsang Tenzin, Singaporean religious leader
1938
Joe Dassin, American-French singer-songwriter (d. 1980)
1938
César Luis Menotti, Argentinian footballer and manager
1938
Jim Steranko, American author and illustrator
1937
Chan Sek Keong, Singaporean lawyer, judge, and politician, 3rd Chief Justice of Singapore
1937
Harris Yulin, American actor
1936
Michael Dertouzos, Greek-American computer scientist and academic (d. 2001)
1936
Uwe Seeler, German footballer and actor
1936
Billy Sherrill, American record producer, songwriter, and arranger (d. 2015)
1935
Lester Piggott, English jockey and trainer
1935
Christopher Wood, English author and screenwriter (d. 2015)
1934
Jeb Stuart Magruder, American minister and civil servant (d. 2014)
1933
Herb Edelman, American actor (d. 1996)
1932
Algirdas Lauritėnas, Lithuanian basketball player (d. 2001)
1931
Leonard Herzenberg, American immunologist, geneticist, and academic (d. 2013)
1931
Gil Hill, American actor, police officer and politician (d. 2016)
1931
Harold McNair, Jamaican-English saxophonist and flute player (d. 1971)
1931
Ike Turner, American singer-songwriter, guitarist and producer (d. 2007)
1931
Diane Pearson, British book editor and novelist (d. 2017)
1930
Wim Bleijenberg, Dutch footballer and manager (d. 2016)
1930
Hans Mommsen, German historian and academic (d. 2015)
1927
Hirotugu Akaike, Japanese statistician (d. 2009)
1926
John Berger, English author, poet, painter, and critic (d. 2017)
1923
Rudolf Augstein, German soldier and journalist, co-founded Der Spiegel (d. 2002)
1922
Violet Barclay, American illustrator (d. 2010)
1922
Yitzchok Scheiner, American-Israeli rabbi
1922
Cecil H. Underwood, American educator and politician, 25th and 32nd Governor of West Virginia (d. 2008)
1921
Georges Cziffra, Hungarian pianist and composer (d. 1994)
1921
Fawzia Fuad of Egypt (d. 2013)
1920
Tommy Godwin, American-English cyclist and coach (d. 2012)
1920
Douglass North, American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2015)
1919
Hasan Askari, Pakistani linguist, scholar, and critic (d. 1978)
1919
Myron Floren, American accordion player and pianist (d. 2005)
1917
Jacqueline Auriol, French pilot (d. 2000)
1917
Banarsi Das Gupta, Indian activist and politician, 4th Chief Minister of Haryana (d. 2007)
1917
James Lawton Collins Jr., American brigadier general (d. 2002)
1914
Alton Tobey, American painter and illustrator (d. 2005)
1913
Guy Green, English-American director, screenwriter, and cinematographer (d. 2005)
1913
Vivien Leigh, Indian-British actress (d. 1967)
1913
John McGiver, American actor (d. 1975)
1912
W. Allen Wallis, American economist and statistician (d. 1998)
1911
Marie Osborne Yeats, American actress and costume designer (d. 2010)
1911
Roy Rogers, American singer, guitarist, and actor (d. 1998)
1910
John Hackett, Australian-English general and academic (d. 1997)
1906
Endre Kabos, Hungarian fencer (d. 1944)
1906
Fred Lawrence Whipple, American astronomer and academic (d. 2004)
1905
Joel McCrea, American actor (d. 1990)
1905
Louis Rosier, French race car driver (d. 1956)
1905
Sajjad Zaheer, Indian author and poet (d. 1973)
1904
Cooney Weiland, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 1985)
1901
Etta Moten Barnett, American actress and singer (d. 2004)
1901
Eddie Paynter, English cricketer (d. 1979)
1900
Martin Dies, Jr., American lawyer, judge, and politician (d. 1972)
1900
Natalie Schafer, American actress (d. 1991)
1900
Ethelwynn Trewavas, British ichthyologist, over a dozen fish species named in her honor (d. 1993)
1895
Walter Gieseking, French-German pianist and composer (d. 1956)
1895
Charles MacArthur, American playwright and screenwriter (d. 1956)
1894
Beardsley Ruml, American economist and statistician (d. 1960)
1893
Raymond Loewy, French-American engineer and designer (d. 1986)
1892
J. B. S. Haldane, English-Indian geneticist and biologist (d. 1964)
1892
John Alcock (RAF officer), captain in the Royal Navy and the Royal Air Force (d. 1919)
1890
Jan Zrzavý, Czech painter and illustrator (d. 1977)
1887
Paul Wittgenstein, Austrian-American pianist and educator (d. 1961)
1886
Sadae Inoue, Japanese general (d. 1961)
1885
Will Durant, American historian and philosopher (d. 1981)
1884
James Elroy Flecker, English author, poet, and playwright (d. 1915)
1883
P Moe Nin, Burmese author and translator (d. 1940)
1881
George A. Malcolm, American lawyer and jurist (d. 1961)
1879
Otto Wahle, Austrian-American swimmer and coach (d. 1963)
1873
Edwin Flack, Australian tennis player and runner (d. 1935)
1870
Chittaranjan Das, Indian lawyer and politician (d. 1925)
1857
Ida Tarbell, American journalist, author, reformer, and educator (d. 1944)
1855
Eugene V. Debs, American union leader and politician (d. 1926)
1855
Léon Teisserenc de Bort, French meteorologist and climatologist (d. 1913)
1854
Alphonse Desjardins, Canadian journalist and businessman, co-founded Desjardins Group (d. 1920)
1854
Paul Sabatier, French chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1941)
1851
Charles Dupuy, French academic and politician, 60th Prime Minister of France (d. 1923)
1850
Ella Wheeler Wilcox, American author and poet (d. 1919)
1846
Duncan Gordon Boyes, English soldier, recipient of the Victoria Cross (d. 1869)
1835
Moritz Szeps, Ukrainian-Austrian journalist and publisher (d. 1902)
1818
Benjamin Butler, American general, lawyer, and politician, 33rd Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1893)
1789
William Bland, Australian surgeon and politician (d. 1868)
1742
Richard Cosway, English painter (d. 1821)
1739
Hugh Montgomerie, 12th Earl of Eglinton, Scottish composer and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ayrshire (d. 1819)
1722
William Byron, 5th Baron Byron, English lieutenant and politician (d. 1798)
1715
John Brown, English author and playwright (d. 1766)
1705
Louis-Gabriel Guillemain, French violinist and composer (d. 1770)
1701
Pietro Longhi, Venetian painter and educator (d. 1785)
1688
Louis Bertrand Castel, French mathematician and philosopher (d. 1757)
1667
Christoph Ludwig Agricola, German painter (d. 1719)
1666
Attilio Ariosti, Italian viola player and composer (d. 1729)
1615
Ibrahim of the Ottoman Empire (d. 1648)
1613
Isaac de Benserade, French poet and educator (d. 1691)
1607
Anna Maria van Schurman, Dutch painter (d. 1678)
1592
Charles Chauncy, English-American pastor, theologian, and academic (d. 1672)
1549
Philippe de Mornay, French theologian and author (d. 1623)
1494
Hans Sachs, German poet and playwright (d. 1576)
1436
Richard Grey, 3rd Earl of Tankerville, Earl of Tankerville, 1450-1460 (d. 1466)
1271
Ghazan, Mongol ruler of the Ilkhanate (d. 1304)

Deaths On This Day

2015
George Barris, American engineer and car designer (b. 1925)
2015
Nora Brockstedt, Norwegian singer (b. 1923)
2015
Soma Edirisinghe, Sri Lankan businesswoman and philanthropist (b. 1939)
2015
Czesław Kiszczak, Polish general and politician, 11th Prime Minister of the People's Republic of Poland (b. 1925)
2015
Hans Mommsen, German historian and academic (b. 1930)
2014
Manitas de Plata, French guitarist (b. 1921)
2014
Lane Evans, American lawyer and politician (b. 1951)
2014
Wally Grant, American ice hockey player (b. 1927)
2014
Abdelwahab Meddeb, Tunisian-French author, poet, and scholar (b. 1946)
2013
Habibollah Asgaroladi, Iranian politician (b. 1932)
2013
Juan Carlos Calabró, Argentinian actor and screenwriter (b. 1934)
2013
Tony Iveson, English soldier and pilot (b. 1919)
2013
Charles Mosley, English genealogist and author (b. 1948)
2013
Charlie Trotter, American chef and author (b. 1959)
2013
Stuart Williams, Welsh footballer and manager (b. 1930)
2012
Olympe Bradna, French-American actress and dancer (b. 1919)
2012
Elliott Carter, American composer and academic (b. 1908)
2012
Leonardo Favio, Argentinian actor, singer, director and screenwriter (b. 1938)
2012
Bob Kaplan, Canadian lawyer and politician, 30th Solicitor General of Canada (b. 1936)
2012
Louis Pienaar, South African lawyer and diplomat, Minister of Internal Affairs (b. 1926)
2011
Bhupen Hazarika, Indian singer-songwriter, director, and poet (b. 1926)
2010
Jill Clayburgh, American actress and singer (b. 1944)
2010
Adrian Păunescu, Romanian poet, journalist, and politician (b. 1943)
2010
Shirley Verrett, American soprano and actress (b. 1931)
2009
Félix Luna, Argentinian lawyer, historian, and academic (b. 1925)
2007
Nils Liedholm, Swedish footballer and manager (b. 1922)
2006
Bülent Ecevit, Turkish journalist and politician, 16th Prime Minister of Turkey (b. 1925)
2005
John Fowles, English novelist (b. 1926)
2005
Virginia MacWatters, American soprano and actress (b. 1912)
2005
Link Wray, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1929)
2004
Donald Jones, American-Dutch actor, singer, and dancer (b. 1932)
2003
Bobby Hatfield, American singer-songwriter (b. 1940)
2001
Roy Boulting, English director and producer (b. 1913)
2001
Milton William Cooper, American radio host, author, and activist (b. 1943)
2000
Jimmie Davis, American singer-songwriter and politician, 47th Governor of Louisiana (b. 1899)
2000
Bibi Titi Mohammed, Tanzanian politician (b. 1926)
1999
James Goldstone, American director and screenwriter (b. 1931)
1999
Colin Rowe, English-American architect, theorist and academic (b. 1920)
1997
James Robert Baker, American author and screenwriter (b. 1946)
1997
Isaiah Berlin, Latvian-English historian, author, and academic (b. 1909)
1997
Peter Jackson, Australian rugby league player and sportscaster (b. 1964)
1996
Eddie Harris, American saxophonist (b. 1934)
1992
Adile Ayda, Russian-Turkish engineer and diplomat (b. 1912)
1992
Arpad Elo, American physicist and chess player (b. 1903)
1991
Robert Maxwell, Czech-English captain, publisher, and politician (b. 1923)
1991
Fred MacMurray, American actor and businessman (b. 1908)
1989
Vladimir Horowitz, Ukrainian-American pianist and composer (b. 1903)
1987
Eamonn Andrews, Irish radio and television host (b. 1922)
1986
Adolf Brudes, German race car driver (b. 1899)
1986
Claude Jutra, Canadian actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1930)
1986
Bobby Nunn, American singer (b. 1925)
1985
Arnold Chikobava, Georgian linguist and philologist (b. 1898)
1985
Spencer W. Kimball, American religious leader, 12th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (b. 1895)
1981
Rangjung Rigpe Dorje, 16th Karmapa, Tibetan spiritual leader (b. 1924)
1980
Louis Alter, American musician (b. 1902)
1979
Al Capp, American cartoonist (b. 1909)
1977
René Goscinny, French author and illustrator (b. 1926)
1977
Guy Lombardo, Canadian-American violinist and conductor (b. 1902)
1975
Annette Kellerman, Australian swimmer and actress (b. 1887)
1975
Edward Lawrie Tatum, American geneticist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1909)
1975
Lionel Trilling, American critic, essayist, short story writer, and educator (b. 1905)
1972
Alfred Schmidt, Estonian weightlifter (b. 1898)
1971
Sam Jones, American baseball player (b. 1925)
1964
Buddy Cole, American pianist and conductor (b. 1916)
1964
Lansdale Ghiselin Sasscer, American lieutenant, lawyer, and politician (b. 1893)
1963
Luis Cernuda, Spanish poet and critic (b. 1902)
1960
Ward Bond, American actor (b. 1903)
1960
Donald Grey Barnhouse, American pastor and theologian (b. 1895)
1960
August Gailit, Estonian author and poet (b. 1891)
1960
Johnny Horton, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1925)
1960
Mack Sennett, Canadian-American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1880)
1956
Art Tatum, American pianist and composer (b. 1909)
1955
Maurice Utrillo, French painter (b. 1883)
1951
Reggie Walker, South African runner (b. 1889)
1946
Joseph Stella, Italian-American painter (b. 1877)
1944
Alexis Carrel, French surgeon and biologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1873)
1942
George M. Cohan, American actor, singer, composer, author and theatre manager/owner (b. 1878)
1941
Arndt Pekurinen, Finnish activist (b. 1905)
1938
Thomas Dewing, American painter and educator (b. 1851)
1933
Texas Guinan, American actress and businesswoman (b. 1884)
1933
Walther von Dyck, German mathematician and academic (b. 1856)
1931
Konrad Stäheli, Swiss target shooter (b. 1866)
1930
Christiaan Eijkman, Dutch physician and pathologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1858)
1930
Luigi Facta, Italian politician, journalist and Prime Minister of Italy (b. 1861)
1928
Vlasios Tsirogiannis, Greek general (b. 1872)
1923
Jacques d'Adelswärd-Fersen, French author and poet (b. 1880)
1879
James Clerk Maxwell, Scottish physicist and mathematician (b. 1831)
1876
Theodor von Heuglin, German explorer and ornithologist (b. 1824)
1872
Thomas Sully, English-American painter (b. 1783)
1758
Hans Egede, Norwegian-Danish bishop and missionary (b. 1686)
1752
Carl Andreas Duker, German scholar and jurist (b. 1670)
1714
Bernardino Ramazzini, Italian physician and academic (b. 1633)
1701
Charles Gerard, 2nd Earl of Macclesfield, French-English colonel and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Lancashire (b. 1659)
1660
Alexandre de Rhodes, French missionary and lexicographer (b. 1591)
1660
Lucy Hay, Countess of Carlisle (b. 1599)
1605
Nyaungyan Min, Birmese king (b. 1555)
1559
Kanō Motonobu, Japanese painter and educator (b. 1476)
1515
Mariotto Albertinelli, Italian painter and educator (b. 1474)
1459
John Fastolf, English soldier
1450
John IV, Count of Armagnac (b. 1396)
1370
Casimir III the Great, Polish king (b. 1310)
1235
Elisabeth of Swabia, queen consort of Castile and León (b. 1205)
1176
Diego Martínez de Villamayor, Castilian nobleman
1011
Mathilde, Abbess of Essen (b. 949)
964
Fan Zhi, chancellor of the Song Dynasty
425
Atticus, archbishop of Constantinople

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