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On This Day in History:  November 7

November 7 is the 311th day of the year (312th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 54 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2018
NJ Pick 6 lottery jackpot climbs to highest amount in 14 years. The jackpot for the New Jersey Lottery's Pick 6 drawing has quietly climbed to $25.2 million — making it the largest prize the game has offered in more than 14 years.
2016
Powerball jackpot winner pleads out in stalking case. A black sheep member of a prominent Marinette County, Wisconsin, family has opted for a plea deal on several felonies he piled up in the wake of winning a $31.4 million Powerball jackpot.
2015
Lottery scam victim lost life savings. A Jacksonville, Florida, man said he thought he was helping another man retrieve thousands in lottery winnings, but instead that man took $32,000 of the victim's money and left.
2015
Records show alcohol-related misconduct by former MN Lottery official. A former high-ranking Minnesota Lottery official suing over her termination had the attention of Gov. Mark Dayton’s office in 2012 for alcohol-related misconduct that "created public embarrassment" for the agency, newly released documents show.
2014
Arizona Lottery retires gold miner logo. The Arizona Lottery announced the retirement of the logo last week, spokeswoman Karen Bach said.
2010
Michigan gets second multi-state lottery winner in a week. The USA's two biggest multi-state lottery games produced $100 million+ jackpot winners within the same week -- both in the state of Michigan.
2010
Con artists target N.J. seniors in lottery scam. The lottery scam is a classic ruse that gets people to fork over cash on the belief they will receive a sweepstakes prize, although a legitimate lottery will never ask you for money to collect a prize.
2006
Hot Lotto coming to New Mexico. Lottery players in New Mexico will soon have a hot new way to win a cool million when tickets for Hot Lotto go on sale Sunday, November 12.
2006
In state lottery, everyone plays a hunch. People have different strategies and superstitions when trying to beat the odds and win the lottery. Just ask the cashiers they buy tickets from.
2006
S.C. only state with no lottery sales on Election Day. South Carolinians can pick politicians and decide a slew of state issues Tuesday, but they can't elect to buy a lottery ticket or a bottle of booze.
2006
N.C lottery retailers caught selling tickets to minors. In August and September, teenagers working for North Carolina state law enforcement officers bought lottery tickets from 91 different retailers, without any age verification.
2003
Indiana scores Powerball 3-peat. The announcement of Powerball's third consecutive winning ticket makes Indiana the only state to sell three in a row an unparalleled three times.
2003
Missouri Lottery Saves Players Thousands Through Web Site. During the past three years, the Missouri Lottery has been doing more than just saving its players time when entering promotions on-line at its Web site; it has saved players more than $97,000 in postage.
2003
Elderly man loses $8,000 to con men. San Jose police Thursday released composite sketches of two men sought in a recent lottery scam in which an elderly man lost $8,000 cash while trying to help a man he believed held a winning ticket.
2003
Cohen says Tenn. lottery tickets will be on sale by Jan. 27. The Tennessee Legislature's leading lottery advocate predicted Thursday that Tennessee will be selling lottery tickets by Jan. 27 and said the startup date could have been Jan. 1.
2003
£2.6m Lottery win goes unclaimed. A £2.6 million UK National Lottery jackpot has gone unclaimed and is to be handed over to good causes.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$236 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 9, 2016
2.$225 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 8, 2005
3.$203 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 8, 2014
4.€152 Million
US$194.27 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Nov 10, 2006
5.€152 Million
US$193.39 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Nov 9, 2012
6.$180 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 10, 2015
7.$152 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 10, 2020
8.$149 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 7, 2020
9.$145 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 8, 2019
10.$143 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 7, 2012
11.€111 Million
US$119.07 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Nov 10, 2015
12.$115 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 8, 2013
13.€96 Million
US$105.87 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Nov 8, 2019
14.€90 Million
US$102.05 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Nov 9, 2018
15.$93 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 8, 2002
16.$90 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 9, 2004
16.$90 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 9, 2018
18.€79 Million
US$87.12 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Nov 8, 2019
19.$87 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 9, 2013
20.$80 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 7, 2009
21.$77 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 10, 2009
22.$75 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 8, 2017
23.€53 Million
US$73.15 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Nov 8, 2011
24.€61.51 Million
US$73.03 Million
Draw Date
Nov 7, 2020
25.$71 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 7, 2007

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1991
Thursday, Nov 7, 1991
29 years old
1990
Wednesday, Nov 7, 1990
30 years old
1980
Friday, Nov 7, 1980
40 years old
1979
Wednesday, Nov 7, 1979
41 years old
1977
Monday, Nov 7, 1977
43 years old
1977
Monday, Nov 7, 1977
43 years old
1975
Friday, Nov 7, 1975
45 years old
1971
Sunday, Nov 7, 1971
49 years old
1969
Friday, Nov 7, 1969
51 years old
1968
Thursday, Nov 7, 1968
52 years old
1968
Thursday, Nov 7, 1968
52 years old
1965
Sunday, Nov 7, 1965
55 years old
1960
Monday, Nov 7, 1960
60 years old
1959
Saturday, Nov 7, 1959
61 years old
1955
Monday, Nov 7, 1955
65 years old
1948
Sunday, Nov 7, 1948
72 years old
(year not provided)
(year not provided)
(year not provided)

Worldwide Events On This Day

2017
Shamshad TV is attacked by armed gunmen and suicide bombers. A security guard was killed and 20 people were wounded. ISIS claims responsibility for the attack.
2012
An earthquake off the Pacific coast of Guatemala kills at least 52 people.
2007
Jokela school shooting in Tuusula, Finland, resulting in the death of nine people.
2004
Iraq War: The interim government of Iraq calls for a 60-day "state of emergency" as U.S. forces storm the insurgent stronghold of Fallujah.
2000
Controversial US presidential election that is later resolved in the Bush v. Gore Supreme Court Case, electing George W. Bush the 43rd President of the United States.
2000
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration discovers one of the country's largest LSDlabs inside a converted military missile silo in Wamego, Kansas.
1996
NASA launches the Mars Global Surveyor.
1994
WXYC, the student radio station of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, provides the world's first internet radio broadcast.
1991
Magic Johnson announces that he is infected with HIV and retires from the NBA.
1990
Mary Robinson becomes the first woman to be elected President of the Republic of Ireland.
1989
Douglas Wilder wins the governor's seat in Virginia, becoming the first elected African American governor in the United States.
1989
David Dinkins becomes the first African American to be elected Mayor of New York City.
1989
East German Prime Minister Willi Stoph, along with his entire cabinet, is forced to resign after huge anti-government protests.
1987
In Tunisia, president Habib Bourguiba is overthrown and replaced by Prime Minister Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.
1983
United States Senate bombing: A bomb explodes inside the United States Capitol. No one is injured, but an estimated $250,000 in damage is caused.
1975
In Bangladesh, a joint force of people and soldiers takes part in an uprising led by Colonel Abu Taher that ousts and kills Brigadier Khaled Mosharraf, freeing the then house-arrestedarmy chief and future presidentMaj-Gen.Ziaur Rahman.
1973
The United States Congress overrides President Richard M. Nixon's veto of the War Powers Resolution, which limits presidential power to wage war without congressional approval.
1972
US President Richard Nixon is re-elected President.
1967
Carl B. Stokes is elected as Mayor of Cleveland, Ohio, becoming the first African American mayor of a major American city.
1967
US President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967, establishing the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
1957
Cold War: The Gaither Report calls for more American missiles and fallout shelters.
1956
Suez Crisis: The United Nations General Assembly adopts a resolution calling for the United Kingdom, France and Israel to immediately withdraw their troops from Egypt.
1956
Hungarian Revolution: János Kádár returns to Budapest in a Soviet armored convoy, officially taking office as the next Hungarian leader. By this point, most armed resistance has been defeated.
1954
In the US, Armistice Day becomes Veterans Day.
1949
The first oil was taken in Oil Rocks (Neft Daşları), oldest offshore oil platform.
1944
Soviet spy Richard Sorge, a half-Russian, half-German World War I veteran, is hanged by his Japanese captors along with 34 of his ring.
1944
Franklin D. Roosevelt elected for a record fourth term as President of the United States of America.
1941
World War II: Soviet hospital shipArmenia is sunk by German planes while evacuating refugees and wounded military and staff of several Crimean hospitals. It is estimated that over 5,000 people died in the sinking.
1940
In Tacoma, Washington, the original Tacoma Narrows Bridge collapses in a windstorm, a mere four months after the bridge's completion.
1933
Fiorello H. La Guardia is elected the 99th mayor of New York City.
1931
The Chinese Soviet Republic is proclaimed on the anniversary of the October Revolution.
1929
In New York City, the Museum of Modern Art opens to the public.
1920
Patriarch Tikhon of Moscow issues a decree that leads to the formation of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia.
1919
The first Palmer Raid is conducted on the second anniversary of the Russian Revolution. Over 10,000 suspected communists and anarchists are arrested in 23 U.S. cities.
1918
The 1918 influenza epidemic spreads to Western Samoa, killing 7,542 (about 20% of the population) by the end of the year.
1918
Kurt Eisner overthrows the Wittelsbach dynasty in the Kingdom of Bavaria.
1917
The Gregorian calendar date of the October Revolution, which gets its name from the Julian calendar date of 25 October. On this date in 1917, the Bolsheviks storm the Winter Palace.
1917
World War I: Third Battle of Gaza ends: British forces capture Gaza from the Ottoman Empire.
1916
Jeannette Rankin is the first woman elected to the United States Congress.
1916
Boston Elevated Railway Company's streetcar No. 393 smashes through the warning gates of the open Summer Street drawbridge in Boston, Massachusetts, plunging into the frigid waters of Fort Point Channel, killing 46 people.
1914
The first issue of The New Republic is published.
1914
The German colony of Kiaochow Bay and its centre at Tsingtao are captured by Japanese forces.
1913
The first day of the Great Lakes Storm of 1913, a massive blizzard that ultimately killed 250 and caused over $5 million (about $118,098,000 in 2013 dollars) damage. Winds reach hurricane force on this date.
1912
The Deutsche Opernhaus (now Deutsche Oper Berlin) opens in the Berlin neighborhood of Charlottenburg, with a production of Beethoven's Fidelio.
1910
The first air freight shipment (from Dayton, Ohio, to Columbus, Ohio) is undertaken by the Wright brothers and department store owner Max Moorehouse.
1908
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid are reportedly killed in San Vicente Canton, Bolivia.
1907
Jesús García saves the entire town of Nacozari de García by driving a burning train full of dynamite six kilometers (3.7 miles) away before it can explode.
1900
Second Boer War: Battle of Leliefontein, a battle during which the Royal Canadian Dragoons win three Victoria Crosses.
1900
The People's Party is founded in Cuba.
1893
Women's suffrage: Women in the U.S. state of Colorado are granted the right to vote, the second state to do so.
1885
The completion of Canada's first transcontinental railway is symbolized by the Last Spike ceremony at Craigellachie, British Columbia.
1874
A cartoon by Thomas Nast in Harper's Weekly, is considered the first important use of an elephant as a symbol for the United States Republican Party.
1861
American Civil War: Battle of Belmont: In Belmont, Missouri, Union forces led by GeneralUlysses S. Grant overrun a Confederate camp but are forced to retreat when Confederate reinforcements arrive.
1861
The first Melbourne Cup horse race is held in Melbourne, Australia.
1837
In Alton, Illinois, abolitionist printer Elijah P. Lovejoy is shot dead by a mob while attempting to protect his printing shop from being destroyed a third time.
1811
Tecumseh's War: The Battle of Tippecanoe is fought near present-day Battle Ground, Indiana, United States.
1786
The oldest musical organization in the United States is founded as the Stoughton Musical Society.
1775
John Murray, the Royal Governor of the Colony of Virginia, starts the first mass emancipation of slaves in North America by issuing Lord Dunmore's Offer of Emancipation, which offers freedom to slaves who abandoned their colonial masters to fight with Murray and the British.
1665
The London Gazette, the oldest surviving journal, is first published.
1619
Elizabeth Stuart is crownedQueen of Bohemia.
1492
The Ensisheim meteorite, the oldest meteorite with a known date of impact, strikes the Earth around noon in a wheat field outside the village of Ensisheim, Alsace, France.
1426
Lam Sơn uprising: Lam Sơn rebels emerge victorious against the Ming army in the Battle of Tốt Động - Chúc Động taking place in Đông Quan, in now Hanoi.
921
Treaty of Bonn: The Frankish kings Charles the Simple and Henry the Fowler sign a peace treaty or 'pact of friendship' (amicitia), to recognize their borders along the Rhine.
680
The Sixth Ecumenical Council commences in Constantinople.
335
Athanasius is banished to Trier, on charge that he prevented a grain fleet from sailing to Constantinople.

Births On This Day

1997
Erika Hendsel, Estonian tennis player
1997
Nana Okada, Japanese singer
1996
Lorde, New Zealand singer-songwriter
1994
Haruna Iikubo, Japanese singer and actress
1992
Apisai Koroisau, Australian-Fijian rugby league player
1991
Felix Rosenqvist, Swedish race car driver
1990
Daniel Ayala, Spanish footballer
1990
Matt Corby, Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist
1990
David de Gea, Spanish footballer
1990
Joelle Hadjia, Australian singer-songwriter
1989
Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Russian singer and political activist
1988
Alexandr Dolgopolov, Ukrainian tennis player
1988
Simone Favaro, Italian rugby player
1988
Thomas Schneider, German sprinter
1988
Tinie Tempah, English rapper and producer
1987
Mitch Brown, Australian rugby league player
1987
Marek Semjan, Slovak tennis player
1986
Andy Hull, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1986
David Nelson, American football player
1986
Doukissa Nomikou, Greek model and television host
1985
Sebastian Aldén, Swedish motorcycle racer
1985
Lucas Neff, American actor
1984
Mihkel Aksalu, Estonian footballer
1984
Jonathan Bornstein, American soccer player
1984
Gervais Randrianarisoa, Malagasy footballer
1984
Amelia Vega, Dominican actress and singer, Miss Universe 2003
1983
Forrest Kline, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1983
Esmerling Vásquez, Dominican baseball player
1982
Pascal Leclaire, Canadian ice hockey player
1981
Muhammad Hassan, American wrestler and educator
1981
Nana Katase, Japanese model, actress, and singer
1981
Anushka Shetty, Indian actress
1981
Rina Uchiyama, Japanese actress and model
1980
Karthik, Indian singer-songwriter
1980
Sergio Bernardo Almirón, Argentinian footballer
1980
Gervasio Deferr, Spanish gymnast
1980
James Franklin, New Zealand cricketer
1980
Luciana Salazar, Argentinian model, actress, and singer
1979
Mike Commodore, Canadian ice hockey player
1979
Will Demps, American football player
1979
Danny Fonseca, Costa Rican footballer
1979
Barney Harwood, English television host and actor
1979
Jon Peter Lewis, American singer-songwriter and actor
1979
Amy Purdy, American actress, model and snowboarder
1979
Joey Ryan, American wrestler
1979
Otep Shamaya, American singer-songwriter and actress
1978
Mohamed Aboutrika, Egyptian footballer
1978
Elisabeth Bachman, American volleyball player and coach
1978
Rio Ferdinand, English footballer
1978
Tomoya Nagase, Japanese singer-songwriter
1978
Barry Robson, Scottish footballer
1978
Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink, Dutch footballer
1977
Lindsay Czarniak, American journalist and sportscaster
1977
Andres Oper, Estonian footballer
1977
María Sánchez Lorenzo, Spanish tennis player
1977
Anthony Thomas, American football player and coach
1976
Rob Caggiano, American guitarist and producer
1976
Mark Philippoussis, Australian tennis player and model
1975
Venkat Prabhu, Indian actor, director, and screenwriter
1974
Kris Benson, American baseball player
1974
Brigitte Foster-Hylton, Jamaican hurdler
1974
Christian Gómez, Argentinian footballer
1974
Chris Summers, Norwegian drummer
1973
Catê, Brazilian footballer and manager (d. 2011)
1973
Yunjin Kim, South Korean-American actress
1973
Martín Palermo, Argentinian footballer and manager
1972
Danny Grewcock, English rugby player
1972
Jason London, American actor and producer
1972
Jeremy London, American actor and producer
1972
Hasim Rahman, American boxer
1972
Marcus Stewart, English footballer and coach
1971
Jamie Drummond, Scottish-Canadian journalist and critic
1971
Robin Finck, American guitarist and songwriter
1971
Matthew Ryan, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1971
Trivikram Srinivas, Indian director and screenwriter
1970
Neil Hannon, Irish singer-songwriter and guitarist
1970
Andy Houston, American race car driver
1970
Marc Rosset, Swiss-Monacan tennis player
1970
Morgan Spurlock, American director, producer, and screenwriter
1970
Paul Ware, English footballer (d. 2013)
1969
Michelle Clunie, American actress
1969
Hélène Grimaud, French pianist
1969
Michel Picard, Canadian ice hockey player and scout
1968
Russ Springer, American baseball player
1967
Steve DiGiorgio, American singer-songwriter and bass player
1967
David Guetta, French DJ, record producer, remixer, and songwriter
1967
Hikaru Ijūin, Japanese radio host
1967
Rafael Herbert Reyes, Dominican wrestler
1967
Sharleen Spiteri, Scottish singer-songwriter and actress
1966
Calvin Borel, American jockey
1965
Steve Parkin, English footballer and manager
1965
Sigrun Wodars, German runner and physiotherapist
1964
Troy Beyer, American actress, director, and screenwriter
1964
Philip Hollobone, English soldier and politician
1964
Liam Ó Maonlaí, Irish keyboard player and songwriter
1964
Dana Plato, American actress (d. 1999)
1964
Bonnie St. John, American skier and scholar
1963
John Barnes, Jamaican-English footballer and manager
1963
Sam Graves, American farmer and politician
1962
Tracie Savage, American actress and journalist
1962
Dirk Shafer, American model, actor, and director (d. 2015)
1961
Orlando Mercado, American baseball player and coach
1960
Tommy Thayer, American guitarist and songwriter
1960
Shyamaprasad, Indian filmmaker
1959
Billy Gillispie, American basketball player and coach
1959
Alexandre Guimarães, Brazilian-Costa Rican footballer and manager
1958
Dmitry Kozak, Russian politician; Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation
1957
John Benitez, American DJ, songwriter, and producer
1957
King Kong Bundy, American wrestler
1957
Christopher Knight, American actor
1956
Mikhail Alperin, Ukrainian pianist and composer (d. 2018)
1956
Jonathan Palmer, English race car driver and businessman
1956
Judy Tenuta, American actress, producer, screenwriter, and accordion player
1954
James Gray, Scottish politician
1954
Guy Gavriel Kay, Canadian lawyer and author
1954
Gil Junger, American director, producer, and screenwriter
1954
Kamal Haasan, Tamil actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1953
Maire Aunaste, Estonian journalist and author
1953
Erik Balke, Norwegian saxophonist and composer
1953
Christopher Foster, English bishop
1953
Lucinda Green, English equestrian and journalist
1952
David Petraeus, American general, Director of the Central Intelligence Agency
1952
Modibo Sidibé, Sudanese-Malian police officer and politician, Prime Minister of Mali
1952
Valeriy Zuyev, Ukrainian footballer and manager (d. 2016)
1951
Gerard F. Gilmore, New Zealand astronomer and academic
1951
Kevin MacMichael, Canadian guitarist, songwriter, and record producer (Cutting Crew) (d. 2002)
1951
Lawrence O'Donnell, American journalist and talk show host
1951
John Tamargo, American baseball player and coach
1950
Lindsay Duncan, Scottish actress
1950
John Lang, Australian rugby league player and coach
1949
Stephen Bruton, American guitarist, songwriter, and producer (d. 2009)
1949
Steven Stucky, American composer and academic (d. 2016)
1949
David S. Ware, American saxophonist, composer, and bandleader (d. 2012)
1948
Stephen Green, Baron Green of Hurstpierpoint, English businessman and politician
1948
Buck Martinez, American baseball player and manager
1948
Alex Ribeiro, Brazilian race car driver
1947
Bob Anderson, English darts player
1947
Rebecca Eaton, American television producer
1947
Yutaka Fukumoto, Japanese baseball player and coach
1947
Ron Leavitt, American screenwriter and producer (d. 2008)
1947
Sondhi Limthongkul, Thai journalist and politician
1945
Joe Niekro, American baseball player (d. 2006)
1944
Luigi Riva, Italian footballer and manager
1944
Peter Wilby, English journalist
1943
Silvia Cartwright, New Zealand lawyer, judge, and politician, 18th Governor-General of New Zealand
1943
Stephen Greenblatt, American theorist, scholar, and critic
1943
Boris Gromov, Russian general and politician, Governor of Moscow Oblast
1943
Joni Mitchell, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist
1943
Michael Spence, American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
1942
Tom Peters, American businessman and author
1942
Johnny Rivers, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1942
Jean Shrimpton, English model and actress
1941
Madeline Gins, American poet and architect (d. 2014)
1941
Angelo Scola, Italian cardinal and philosopher
1940
Dakin Matthews, American actor, director, and playwright
1940
Antonio Skármeta, Chilean author and academic
1939
Barbara Liskov, American computer scientist and academic
1938
Dee Clark, American singer-songwriter (d. 1990)
1938
Jake Gibbs, American baseball player and coach
1938
Jim Kaat, American baseball player, coach, and sportscaster
1938
Barry Newman, American actor
1937
Mary Daheim, American journalist and author
1936
Gwyneth Jones, Welsh soprano
1935
W. S. Rendra, Indonesian poet and playwright (d. 2009)
1931
G. Edward Griffin, American director, producer, and author
1930
Rudy Boschwitz, German-American soldier and politician
1929
Jesús de Polanco, Spanish publisher and businessman (d. 2007)
1929
Eric Kandel, Austrian-American neuroscientist and psychiatrist, Nobel Prize laureate
1929
Lila Kaye, English actress (d. 2012)
1928
Richard G. Scott, American engineer and religious leader (d. 2015)
1927
Hiroshi Yamauchi, Japanese businessman (d. 2013)
1926
Joan Sutherland, Australian soprano (d. 2010)
1923
Gene Callahan, American art director and production designer (d. 1990)
1922
Ghulam Azam, Bangladeshi politician (d. 2014)
1922
Al Hirt, American trumpet player and bandleader (d. 1999)
1921
Lisa Ben, American singer-songwriter and journalist (d. 2015)
1921
Jack Fleck, American soldier and golfer (d. 2014)
1921
Susanne Hirzel, member of the White Rose (d. 2012)
1920
Max Kampelman, American lawyer and diplomat (d. 2013)
1919
Ellen Stewart, American director and producer (d. 2011)
1918
Paul Aussaresses, French general (d. 2013)
1918
Billy Graham, American minister and author (d. 2018)
1918
Maria Teresa de Noronha, Portuguese singer (d. 1993)
1917
Titos Vandis, Greek actor (d. 2003)
1915
Philip Morrison, American astrophysicist and academic (d. 2005)
1915
M. Athalie Range, American activist and politician (d. 2006)
1914
Archie Campbell, American actor, singer, and screenwriter (d. 1987)
1914
R. A. Lafferty, American soldier, engineer, and author (d. 2002)
1913
Albert Camus, French novelist, philosopher, and journalist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1960)
1913
Alekos Sakellarios, Greek director and screenwriter (d. 1991)
1913
Mikhail Solomentsev, Soviet politician, member of the Politburo of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (d. 2008)
1912
Victor Beaumont, German-English actor (d. 1977)
1909
Ruby Hurley, American activist (d. 1980)
1909
Norman Krasna, American director, producer, screenwriter, and playwright (d. 1984)
1908
Marijac, French author and illustrator (d. 1994)
1906
Eugene Carson Blake, American minister and educator (d. 1985)
1905
William Alwyn, English composer, conductor, and educator (d. 1985)
1903
Ary Barroso, Brazilian pianist and composer (d. 1964)
1903
Dean Jagger, American actor (d. 1991)
1903
Konrad Lorenz, Austrian zoologist, ethologist, and ornithologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1989)
1901
Norah McGuinness, Irish painter and illustrator (d. 1980)
1900
Nellie Campobello, Mexican wirter who chronicled the Mexican Revolution (d. 1986)
1899
Yitzhak Lamdan, Russian-Israeli journalist and poet (d. 1954)
1898
Margaret Morris, American actress (d. 1968)
1898
Raphaël Salem, Greek-French mathematician and academic (d. 1963)
1897
Herman J. Mankiewicz, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1953)
1897
Armstrong Sperry, American author and illustrator (d. 1976)
1896
Esdras Minville, Canadian economist and sociologist (d. 1975)
1893
Leatrice Joy, American actress (d. 1985)
1893
Margaret Leech, American historian and author (d. 1974)
1891
Genrikh Yagoda, director of the NKVD (d. 1938)
1890
Jan Matulka, Czech-American painter and illustrator (d. 1972)
1888
C. V. Raman, Indian physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1970)
1886
Aron Nimzowitsch, Russian-Danish chess player and theoretician (d. 1935)
1879
King Baggot, American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1948)
1879
Leon Trotsky, Russian theorist and politician, founded the Red Army (d. 1940)
1878
Lise Meitner, Austrian-English physicist and academic (d. 1968)
1876
Charlie Townsend, English cricketer and lawyer (d. 1958)
1872
Lucille La Verne, American actress (d. 1945)
1872
Leonora Speyer, American poet and violinist (d. 1956)
1867
Marie Curie, Polish chemist and physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1934)
1861
Jeff Milton, American police officer (d. 1947)
1860
Jean Baptiste Eugène Estienne, French general and engineer (d. 1936)
1860
Paul Peel, Canadian painter and academic (d. 1892)
1858
Bipin Chandra Pal, Indian academic and activist (d. 1932)
1851
Chris von der Ahe, German-American businessman (d. 1913)
1846
Ignaz Brüll, Austrian pianist and composer (d. 1907)
1843
William Plankinton, American businessman, industrialist and banker (d. 1905)
1838
Auguste Villiers de l'Isle-Adam, French author and playwright (d. 1889)
1832
Andrew Dickson White, American historian, academic, and diplomat, co-founded Cornell University (d. 1918)
1830
Emanuele Luigi Galizia, Maltese architect and civil engineer (d. 1907)
1818
Emil du Bois-Reymond, German physician and physiologist (d. 1896)
1805
Thomas Brassey, English engineer and businessman (d. 1870)
1800
Platt Rogers Spencer, American calligrapher and educator (d. 1864)
1789
Alfred Kelley, American legislator, canal builder, and railroad magnate (d. 1859)
1750
Friedrich Leopold zu Stolberg-Stolberg, German poet and lawyer (d. 1819)
1728
James Cook, English captain, navigator, and cartographer (d. 1779)
1706
Carlo Cecere, Italian violinist and composer (d. 1761)
1687
William Stukeley, English archaeologist and physician (d. 1765)
1683
Anton thor Helle, German-Estonian clergyman, author, and translator (d. 1748)
1650
John Robinson, English bishop and diplomat (d. 1723)
1619
Gédéon Tallemant des Réaux, French author and poet (d. 1692)
1598
Francisco de Zurbarán, Spanish painter (d. 1664)
1525
Georg Cracow, German lawyer and politician (d. 1575)
1456
Margaret of Bavaria, Electress Palatine, Princess of Bavaria-Landshut by birth (d. 1501)
1316
Simeon of Russia (d. 1353)
1186
Ögedei Khan, Mongol ruler, 2nd Great Khan of the Mongol Empire (d. 1241)
994
Ibn Hazm, Arabian philosopher and scholar (d. 1069)
630
Constans II, Byzantine emperor (d. 668)
13 BC
Emperor Keikō of Japan (d. 130)

Deaths On This Day

2017
Roy Halladay, American baseball player (b. 1977)
2017
Carl Sargeant, Welsh Assembly minister (b. 1968)
2016
Leonard Cohen, Canadian singer-songwriter and poet (b. 1934)
2016
Janet Reno, American lawyer and government official; Attorney General of the United States (1993-2001) (b. 1938)
2016
Jimmy Young, British singer and radio personality (b. 1921)
2015
Bappaditya Bandopadhyay, Indian director and poet (b. 1970)
2014
Lincoln D. Faurer, American general (b. 1928)
2014
Kajetan Kovič, Slovenian journalist and poet (b. 1931)
2014
Allen Ripley, American baseball player (b. 1952)
2013
John Cole, Irish-English journalist and author (b. 1927)
2013
Ian Davies, Australian basketball player and coach (b. 1956)
2013
Ron Dellow, English footballer and manager (b. 1914)
2013
Joey Manley, American publisher, founded Modern Tales (b. 1965)
2013
Jack Mitchell, American photographer and author (b. 1925)
2013
Manfred Rommel, German lawyer and politician (b. 1928)
2012
Carmen Basilio, American boxer (b. 1927)
2012
Kevin O'Donnell, Jr., American author (b. 1950)
2012
Glenys Page, New Zealand cricketer (b. 1940)
2012
Sandy Pearson, Australian general (b. 1918)
2012
Darrell Royal, American football player and coach (b. 1924)
2012
Arthur K. Snyder, American lawyer and politician (b. 1932)
2011
Joe Frazier, American boxer (b. 1944)
2011
Takanosato Toshihide, Japanese sumo wrestler (b. 1952)
2007
Earl Dodge, American activist and politician (b. 1932)
2007
George W. George, American screenwriter and producer (b. 1920)
2006
Aino Kukk, Estonian chess player and engineer (b. 1930)
2006
Bryan Pata, American football player (b. 1984)
2006
Johnny Sain, American baseball player and coach (b. 1917)
2006
Jean-Jacques Servan-Schreiber, French journalist and politician, co-founded L'Express (b. 1924)
2006
Polly Umrigar, Indian cricketer and manager (b. 1926)
2005
Harry Thompson, English author, screenwriter, and producer (b. 1960)
2004
Howard Keel, American actor and singer (b. 1919)
2002
Rudolf Augstein, German journalist, co-founded Der Spiegel (b. 1923)
2001
Nida Blanca, Filipino actress (b. 1936)
2000
Ingrid of Sweden (b. 1910)
2000
Nimalan Soundaranayagam, Sri Lankan educator and politician (b. 1950)
2000
Chidambaram Subramaniam, Indian publisher and politician, Indian Minister of Defence (b. 1910)
1996
Claude Ake, Nigerian political scientist and academic (b. 1939)
1996
Jaja Wachuku, Nigerian lawyer and politician, Nigerian Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1918)
1995
Ann Dunham, American anthropologist and academic (b. 1942)
1994
Shorty Rogers, American trumpet player and composer (b. 1924)
1993
Adelaide Hall, American-English singer, actress, and dancer (b. 1901)
1993
Charles Aidman, American stage, film, and television actor (b. 1925)
1992
Alexander Dubček, Slovak soldier and politician (b. 1921)
1992
Jack Kelly, American actor and politician (b. 1927)
1991
Tom of Finland, Finnish illustrator (b. 1920)
1990
Lawrence Durrell, British novelist, poet, dramatist, (b. 1912)
1990
Tom Clancy, Irish singer and actor, (b. 1924)
1988
Bill Hoest, American cartoonist (b. 1926)
1986
Tracy Pew, Australian bass player (b. 1957)
1983
Germaine Tailleferre, French pianist and composer (b. 1892)
1981
Will Durant, American historian and philosopher (b. 1885)
1980
İlhan Erdost, Turkish publisher (b. 1944)
1980
Steve McQueen, American actor and producer (b. 1930)
1978
Jivraj Narayan Mehta, Indian surgeon and politician, 6th Chief Minister of Gujarat (b. 1887)
1978
Gene Tunney, American boxer and actor (b. 1897)
1975
Piero Dusio, Italian footballer, businessman and race car driver (b. 1899)
1974
Eric Linklater, Welsh-Scottish author and academic (b. 1899)
1968
Gordon Coventry, Australian footballer and coach (b. 1901)
1968
Alexander Gelfond, Russian mathematician, cryptographer, and academic (b. 1906)
1967
John Nance Garner, American lawyer and politician, 32nd Vice President of the United States (b. 1868)
1966
Rube Bressler, American baseball player (b. 1894)
1962
Eleanor Roosevelt, American humanitarian and politician, 39th First Lady of the United States (b. 1884)
1959
Victor McLaglen, English-American boxer and actor (b. 1883)
1947
K. Natesa Iyer, Indian-Sri Lankan journalist and politician (b. 1887)
1944
Richard Sorge, Azerbaijani-German journalist and spy (b. 1895)
1944
Hannah Szenes, Hungarian-Israeli soldier and poet (b. 1921)
1941
Frank Pick, English lawyer and businessman (b. 1878)
1933
Harold Weber, American golfer and architect (b. 1882)
1930
Ōkido Moriemon, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 23rd Yokozuna (b. 1878)
1923
Ashwini Kumar Dutta, Indian educator and philanthropist (b. 1856)
1922
Sam Thompson, American baseball player (b. 1860)
1919
Hugo Haase, German lawyer, jurist, and politician (b. 1863)
1916
Henry Ward Ranger, American painter and academic (b. 1858)
1913
Alfred Russel Wallace, Welsh-English biologist and geographer (b. 1823)
1907
Jesús García, Mexican railroad brakeman (b. 1881)
1906
Heinrich Seidel, German engineer and poet (b. 1842)
1881
John MacHale, Irish archbishop (b. 1791)
1872
Alfred Clebsch, German mathematician and academic (b. 1833)
1862
Bahadur Shah II, Mughal emperor (b. 1775)
1837
Elijah Parish Lovejoy, American minister and journalist (b. 1809)
1809
Paul Sandby, English painter and cartographer (b. 1725)
1713
Elizabeth Barry, English actress (b. 1658)
1642
Henry Montagu, 1st Earl of Manchester, English judge and politician, Lord High Treasurer of The United Kingdom (b. 1563)
1639
Thomas Arundell, 1st Baron Arundell of Wardour, English politician (b. 1560)
1633
Cornelis Drebbel, Dutch inventor (b. 1572)
1627
Jahangir, Mughal emperor (b. 1569)
1599
Gasparo Tagliacozzi, Italian surgeon and educator (b. 1546)
1581
Richard Davies, Welsh bishop and scholar (b. 1505)
1574
Solomon Luria, Polish rabbi and educator (b. 1510)
1562
Maldeo Rathore, Rao of Marwar (b. 1511)
1561
Jeanne de Jussie, Swiss nun and writer (b. 1503)
1550
Jón Arason, Icelandic bishop and poet (b. 1484)
1497
Philip II, Duke of Savoy (b. 1443)
1225
Engelbert II of Berg, German archbishop and saint (b. 1186)
1173
Uijong of Goryeo, Korean monarch of the Goryeo dynasty (b. 1127)
927
Zhu Shouyin, general of Later Tang
691
Cen Changqian, official of the Tang Dynasty
691
Ge Fuyuan, official of the Tang Dynasty

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