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On This Day in History:  October 1

October 1 is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 91 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2019
Idaho Lottery's newest draw game has first drawing tonight. Tonight marks the first drawing for the newest Idaho Lottery game, 5 Star Draw.
2018
N.J. family that won $429 million lottery jackpot is 'praying' it forward. When Pearlie Mae Smith and her seven adult children won a $429.6 million Powerball jackpot in 2016, they promised to give 10 percent of their winnings — the largest jackpot ever won in New Jersey — to their church and to help others. It was a promise kept to the fullest.
2016
Mississippi Gov. says he's open to discussing state lottery. Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant said he "would be open to a general discussion regarding a statewide lottery," marking the first time in nearly 30 years that a Mississippi governor has said anything about a state lottery that didn't indicate they'd smack it quickly and hard with their veto stamp.
2016
Some NC lottery players win so often, their good fortune defies logic. The North Carolina lottery wants you to believe we all have the same chance to win, but some players are winning so often, and so big, that their good fortune defies logic.
2016
How NC lottery ticket swappers avoid taxes, scrutiny. Reselling winning lottery tickets — known as ticket discounting — can be profitable for both parties, but may harm recipients of child support and others.
2016
These poker-playing robots can bluff better than humans. By playing poker, advanced bots are transforming our view of how machines make decisions.
2015
Winning Powerball lottery ticket worth $310 million sold in Michigan. One lucky Michigan lottery player in possession of a Powerball ticket containing the numbers 21, 39, 40, 55, and 59, with Powerball number 17, just became a whole lot richer.
2014
Puerto Rico joins Powerball today. Tonight's Powerball drawing is the first in which residents of Puerto Rico can participate and win in one of the world's most popular lottery games.
2013
$1 million southern Indiana Powerball prize to expire. If you were in Southern Indiana six months ago and purchased a Powerball ticket, you might want to drag out your spring jacket and check the pockets.
2009
Kentucky Lottery draws airing on new TV stations. The TV stations which air the nightly Kentucky Lottery drawing program in the state's three largest media markets has changed, effective today.
2005
Brits addicted to online gambling. Britons spend £5 billion (US$8.82 billion) a year on online gambling, a survey revealed Friday.
2005
Former lottery 'numbers' operator rebuilds life after jail. At the height of his career operating an illegal lottery called "the numbers," Otis Ray was running four-digit bar tabs in his $70,000 Titans stadium suite and rubbing elbows with Nashville's elite.
2004
$151 million: Powerball jackpot highest in four months. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Wednesday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $151 million, with a cash option of $83.2 million.
2004
Wisconsin Couple Wins Hot Lotto Jackpot. A Wisconsin couple on Thursday claimed the record $10.8 million Hot Lotto jackpot.
2004
First Nigeria On-Line Lottery Makes Debut. The first national on-line lottery game, Lotto Nigeria, has been launched.
2003
Former store clerk awarded $8 million over winning lottery ticket. A jury recommended Tuesday that a former convenience store clerk should receive $8 million because her boss allegedly cheated her out of a winning lottery ticket worth millions, attorneys said.
2003
Florida couple wins big. Rory Morris and Gabriella Smarandache's lives changed with a simple scratch of the penny Thursday.
2003
Lottery fantasy comes true. Like many people, La Pheris F. Powers of Springfield, Massachusetts had fantasized about what he would do if he won the lottery. Now that he has, his nine grandchildren and niece don't have to worry about paying for college.
2003
Fox dismisses any impropriety in work for GTECH. The Rhode Island House majority leader acknowledges his role as a lawyer in GTECH's sales pitch to the Providence City Council, but he says he had no business ties to the lottery giant when the legislature voted for the package that kept the company in Rhode Island.
2003
State will drop Plus, revert to old Lotto. The Washington Lottery Commission is reverting to the old Lotto game after Saturday night's drawing for Lotto Plus. The odds of winning the Lotto jackpot will be 1 in 7 million instead of the 1 in 11 million odds for Lotto Plus.
2003
Winning Mega Millions ticket sold in south Georgia. Lottery officials said the winning ticket from Tuesday night's Mega Millions drawing -- worth $150 million -- was sold in Fitzgerald, Ga., about 170 miles south of Atlanta.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$367 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Oct 2, 2018
2.$229 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 3, 2018
3.€190 Million
US$223.16 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Oct 3, 2017
4.€190 Million
US$207.42 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Oct 1, 2019
5.$193 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 3, 2009
6.$189 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Oct 1, 2013
7.€162 Million
US$187.06 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Oct 2, 2018
8.€149.38 Million
US$167.92 Million
Draw Date
Oct 1, 2016
9.$167 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 1, 2005
10.€141 Million
US$157.76 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Oct 4, 2016
11.$151 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 2, 2004
12.€100 Million
US$137.44 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Oct 1, 2010
13.€100 Million
US$132.5 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Oct 4, 2011
14.€100 Million
US$125.58 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Oct 3, 2014
15.$120 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Oct 3, 2014
16.$105 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Oct 2, 2009
17.$101 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Oct 1, 2004
18.€90 Million
US$100.49 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Oct 7, 2016
19.$94 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 4, 2017
20.€68 Million
US$86.38 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Oct 6, 2006
21.$70 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 2, 2013
21.$70 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 1, 2016
23.$69 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 1, 2003
24.$63 Million
Draw Date
Oct 3, 2009
25.$60 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 2, 2019

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1993
Friday, Oct 1, 1993
26 years old
1988
Saturday, Oct 1, 1988
31 years old
1980
Wednesday, Oct 1, 1980
39 years old
1976
Friday, Oct 1, 1976
43 years old
1973
Monday, Oct 1, 1973
46 years old
1972
Sunday, Oct 1, 1972
47 years old
1968
Tuesday, Oct 1, 1968
51 years old
1967
Sunday, Oct 1, 1967
52 years old
1966
Saturday, Oct 1, 1966
53 years old
1966
Saturday, Oct 1, 1966
53 years old
1965
Friday, Oct 1, 1965
54 years old
1964
Thursday, Oct 1, 1964
55 years old
1963
Tuesday, Oct 1, 1963
56 years old
1961
Sunday, Oct 1, 1961
58 years old
1958
Wednesday, Oct 1, 1958
61 years old
1958
Wednesday, Oct 1, 1958
61 years old
1956
Monday, Oct 1, 1956
63 years old
1955
Saturday, Oct 1, 1955
64 years old
1952
Wednesday, Oct 1, 1952
67 years old
1951
Monday, Oct 1, 1951
68 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day

2017
An independence referendum, declared illegal by the Constitutional Court of Spain, takes place in Catalonia.
2017
Fifty-eight people are killed and 851 others injured in a mass shooting on a music festival in Las Vegas.
2015
A gunman kills nine people at a community college in Oregon.
2015
Heavy rains trigger a major landslide in Guatemala, killing 280 people.
2014
A series of explosions at a gunpowder plant in Bulgaria completely destroys the factory, killing 15 people.
2012
A ferry collision off the coast of Hong Kong kills 38 people and injures 102 others.
2009
The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom takes over the judicial functions of the House of Lords.
2001
Militants attack the state legislature building in Kashmir, killing 38.
2000
Israel-Palestinian conflict: Palestinians protest the murder of 12-year-old Muhammad al-Durrah by the Israeli police in northern Israel, beginning the "October 2000 events".
1994
Palau enters a Compact of Free Association with the United States.
1992
Cartoon Network launches.
1991
Croatian War of Independence: The Siege of Dubrovnik begins.
1989
Denmark introduces the world's first legal same-sex registered partnerships.
1987
The 5.9 MwWhittier Narrows earthquake shakes the San Gabriel Valley with a Mercalli intensity of VIII (Severe), killing eight and injuring 200.
1985
Israel-Palestinian conflict: Israel attacks the Palestine Liberation Organization headquarters in Tunisia during "Operation Wooden Leg".
1982
Helmut Kohl replaces Helmut Schmidt as Chancellor of Germany through a constructive vote of no confidence.
1982
Epcot opens at Walt Disney World in Florida.
1982
Sony launches the model CDP-101 compact disk player.
1979
Pope John Paul II begins his first pastoral visit to the United States.
1979
The MTR, the rapid transit railway system in Hong Kong, opens.
1978
Tuvalu gains independence from the United Kingdom.
1975
Muhammad Ali defeats Joe Frazier in a boxing match in Manila, Philippines.
1971
Walt Disney World opens near Orlando, Florida.
1971
The first practical CT scanner is used to diagnose a patient.
1969
Concorde breaks the sound barrier for the first time.
1968
Guyana nationalizes the British Guiana Broadcasting Service, which would eventually become part of the National Communications Network, Guyana.
1966
West Coast Airlines Flight 956 crashes with no survivors in Oregon. This accident marks the first loss of a DC-9.
1964
The Free Speech Movement is launched on the campus of the University of California, Berkeley.
1964
Japanese Shinkansen ("bullet trains") begin high-speed rail service from Tokyo to Osaka.
1961
The United States Defense Intelligence Agency is formed, becoming the country's first centralized military intelligence organization.
1961
East and West Cameroon merge to form the Federal Republic of Cameroon.
1960
Nigeria gains independence from the United Kingdom.
1958
The National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics is replaced by NASA.
1957
First appearance of In God we trust on U.S. paper currency.
1955
The Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region is established.
1953
Andhra State is formed, consisting of a Telugu-speaking area carved out of India's Madras State.
1953
A Mutual Defense Treaty Between the United States and the Republic of Korea is concluded in Washington, D.C.
1949
The first National Day of the People's Republic of China is held.
1947
The North American F-86 Sabre flies for the first time.
1946
Nazi leaders are sentenced at the Nuremberg trials.
1946
The Daegu October Incident occurs in Allied-occupied Korea.
1946
Mensa International is founded.
1943
World War II: After the Four Days of Naples, Allied troops enter the city.
1942
World War II: USS Grouper torpedoes Lisbon Maru, not knowing that she is carrying British prisoners of war from Hong Kong
1940
The Pennsylvania Turnpike, often considered the first superhighway in the United States, opens to traffic.
1939
World War II: After a one-month siege, German troops occupy Warsaw.
1938
Germany annexes the Sudetenland.
1936
Francisco Franco is named head of the Nationalist government of Spain.
1931
The George Washington Bridge linking New Jersey and New York opens.
1931
Clara Campoamor persuades the Constituent Cortes to enfranchise women in Spain's new constitution.
1928
The Soviet Union introduces its first five-year plan.
1918
World War I: The Egyptian Expeditionary Force captures Damascus.
1918
Sayid Abdullah becomes the last Khan of Khiva.
1910
A large bomb destroys the Los Angeles Times building, killing 21.
1908
Ford Model T automobiles are offered for sale at a price of US$825.
1903
The Boston Americans play the Pittsburgh Pirates in the first game of the modern World Series.
1898
The Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration is founded under the name k.u.k. Exportakademie.
1891
Stanford University opens its doors in California.
1890
Yosemite National Park is established by the U.S. Congress.
1887
Balochistan is conquered by the British Empire.
1861
Mrs Beeton's Book of Household Management is published, going on to sell 60,000 copies in its first year and remaining in print until the present day
1843
The News of the World tabloid begins publication in London.
1832
Texian political delegates convene to petition for changes in the governance of Mexican Texas.
1829
South African College is founded in Cape Town, South Africa. It will later separate into the University of Cape Town and the South African College Schools.
1827
Russo-Persian War: The Russian army storms Yerevan, ending a millennium of Muslim domination of Armenia.
1814
Opening of the Congress of Vienna, intended to redraw Europe's political map after the defeat of Napoleon the previous spring.
1800
Via the Third Treaty of San Ildefonso, Spain cedes Louisiana to France, which would sell the land to the United States thirty months later.
1795
More than a year after the Battle of Sprimont, France officially annexes the Southern Netherlands.
1791
First session of the French Legislative Assembly.
1787
Russians under Alexander Suvorov defeat the Turks at Kinburn.
1730
Ahmed III is forced to abdicate as the Ottoman sultan.
1588
Coronation of Shah Abbas I of Persia.
1553
Coronation of Queen Mary I of England.
965
Pope John XIII is elected.
959
Edgar the Peaceful becomes king of all England.
366
Pope Damasus I is elected.
331 BC
Alexander the Great defeats Darius III of Persia in the Battle of Gaugamela.

Births On This Day

1996
Melanie Stokke, Norwegian tennis player
1995
Lauren Hill, American basketball player (d. 2015)
1992
Chantel Jeffries, American model
1992
Xander Bogaerts, Aruban baseball player
1991
Conor Clifford, Irish footballer
1991
Rain Veideman, Estonian basketball player
1991
Abby Stein, American author and activist
1990
Jan Kirchhoff, German footballer
1990
Pedro Filipe Mendes, Portuguese footballer
1990
Albert Prosa, Estonian footballer
1989
Brie Larson, American actress
1988
Cariba Heine, South African-Australian actress and dancer
1987
Hiroki Aiba, Japanese actor and singer
1987
Lionel Ainsworth, English footballer
1987
Mitchell Aubusson, Australian rugby league player
1986
Ricardo Vaz Tê, Portuguese footballer
1986
Justin Westhoff, Australian footballer
1985
Nazimuddin Ahmed, Bangladeshi cricketer
1985
Tim Deasy, English footballer
1984
Beck Bennett, American actor and screenwriter
1984
Matt Cain, American baseball player
1984
Daniel Guillén Ruiz, Spanish footballer
1983
Mohamed Abdelwahab, Egyptian footballer (d. 2006)
1983
Mirko Vučinić, Montenegrin footballer
1982
Haruna Babangida, Nigerian footballer
1982
Aleksandar Đuričić, Serbian author and playwright
1981
Júlio Baptista, Brazilian footballer
1981
Tom Donnelly, New Zealand rugby player
1981
Rupert Friend, English actor, producer, and screenwriter
1981
Gaby Mudingayi, Belgian footballer
1981
Johnny Oduya, Swedish ice hockey player
1981
Arnau Riera, Spanish footballer
1981
David Yelldell, German-American soccer player
1980
Sarah Drew, American actress
1980
Antonio Narciso, Italian footballer
1979
Curtis Axel, American wrestler
1979
Rudi Johnson, American football player
1979
Gilberto Martínez, Costa Rican footballer
1979
Ryan Pontbriand, American football player
1979
Marko Stanojevic, English-Italian rugby player
1978
Nicole Atkins, American singer-songwriter
1978
Leticia Cline, American model and journalist
1978
Joe Keith, English footballer
1978
Dominic Thornely, Australian cricketer
1977
Christel Takigawa, French-Japanese journalist
1977
Jeffrey van Hooydonk, Belgian race car driver
1976
Denis Gauthier, Canadian ice hockey player
1976
Ümit Karan, Turkish footballer
1976
Richard Oakes, English guitarist and songwriter
1976
Antonio Roybal, American painter and sculptor
1976
Mark Švets, Estonian footballer
1975
Justin Leppitsch, Australian rules footballer
1975
Zoltán Sebescen, German footballer and coach
1974
Keith Duffy, Irish singer-songwriter, dancer, and actor
1974
Nick Graham, Australian rugby player
1974
Mats Lindgren, Swedish ice hockey player and coach
1973
Christian Borle, American actor and singer
1973
Rachid Chékhémani, French runner
1973
Jana Henke, German swimmer
1973
John Mackey, American composer
1973
John Thomson, American baseball player and coach
1972
Ronen Altman Kaydar, Israeli author and poet
1972
Jean Paulo Fernandes, Brazilian footballer
1972
Esa Holopainen, Finnish singer-songwriter and guitarist
1972
Nicky Morgan, British politician
1971
Yvette Hermundstad, Swedish journalist
1971
Andrew O'Keefe, Australian lawyer and television host
1971
Jim Serdaris, Australian rugby league player
1970
Simon Davey, Welsh footballer and manager
1970
Alexei Zhamnov, Russian ice hockey player and manager
1969
Zach Galifianakis, American actor, comedian, producer, and screenwriter
1969
Joseph Patrick Moore, American musician, composer and producer
1969
Ori Kaplan, Israeli-American saxophonist and producer
1969
Marcus Stephen, Nauruan weightlifter and politician, 27th President of Nauru
1969
Igor Ulanov, Russian ice hockey player
1968
Sacha Dean Biyan, Canadian photographer and journalist
1968
Rob Collard, English race car driver
1968
Mark Durden-Smith, British television presenter
1968
Phil de Glanville, English rugby player
1968
Kevin Griffin, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1968
Jon Guenther, American author and engineer
1968
Jay Underwood, American actor and pastor
1967
Mike Pringle, American-Canadian football player
1967
Scott Young, American ice hockey player and coach
1966
George Weah, Liberian footballer and politician, 25th President of Liberia
1966
José Ángel Ziganda, Spanish footballer and manager
1965
Andreas Keller, German field hockey player
1965
Chris Reason, Australian journalist
1965
Cliff Ronning, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1964
Max Matsuura, Japanese songwriter, producer, and manager
1964
Jonathan Sarfati, Australian-New Zealand chess player and author
1964
Christopher Titus, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
1964
Harry Hill, English comedian and author
1963
Jean-Denis Délétraz, Swiss race car driver
1963
Mark McGwire, American baseball player and coach
1962
Attaphol Buspakom, Thai footballer and manager (d. 2015)
1962
Nico Claesen, Belgian footballer and coach
1962
Esai Morales, American actor
1962
Paul Walsh, English footballer and sportscaster
1961
Gary Ablett, Sr., Australian footballer
1961
Rico Constantino, American wrestler and manager
1961
Corrie van Zyl, South African cricketer and coach
1960
Joshua Wurman, American scientist, DOW inventor, storm chaser.
1959
Mark Aizlewood, Welsh footballer and manager
1959
Brian P. Cleary, American author and poet
1959
Youssou N'Dour, Senegalese singer-songwriter, musician, and politician
1958
Martin Cooper, English saxophonist, composer, and painter
1958
Masato Nakamura, Japanese bass player and producer
1957
Kang Seok-woo, South Korean actor
1957
Éva Tardos, Hungarian mathematician and educator
1956
Andrus Ansip, Estonian engineer and politician, 15th Prime Minister of Estonia
1956
Theresa May, English politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
1955
Howard Hewett, American R&B singer-songwriter
1955
Morten Gunnar Larsen, Norwegian pianist and composer
1955
Jeff Reardon, American baseball player
1953
Pete Falcone, American baseball player
1953
Viljar Loor, Estonian volleyball player (d. 2011)
1953
Miguel Lopez, Salvadorian-American soccer player
1953
Grete Waitz, Norwegian runner and coach (d. 2011)
1953
Klaus Wowereit, German civil servant and politician, Governing Mayor of Berlin
1952
Jacques Martin, Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and manager
1952
Bob Myrick, American baseball player (d. 2012)
1952
Ivan Sekyra, Czech singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2012)
1952
Earl Slick, American rock guitarist and songwriter
1951
Brian Greenway, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist
1950
Elpida, Greek singer-songwriter
1950
Susan Greenfield, Baroness Greenfield, English neuroscientist, academic, and politician
1950
Mark Helias, American bassist and composer
1950
Sigbjørn Johnsen, Norwegian politician, Norwegian Minister of Finance
1950
Boris Morukov, Russian physician and astronaut (d. 2015)
1950
Randy Quaid, American actor
1949
Isaac Bonewits, American singer-songwriter, liturgist, and author (d. 2010)
1949
Sheila Gilmore, Scottish lawyer and politician
1949
André Rieu, Dutch violinist, composer, and conductor
1949
Su Chi, Taiwanese politician
1948
Cub Koda, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2000)
1947
Dave Arneson, American game designer, co-created Dungeons & Dragons (d. 2009)
1947
Dalveer Bhandari, Indian lawyer and judge
1947
Buzz Capra, American baseball player and coach
1947
Aaron Ciechanover, Israeli biologist and physician, Nobel Prize laureate
1947
Stephen Collins, American actor and director
1947
Nevill Drury, English-Australian journalist and publisher (d. 2013)
1947
Adriano Tilgher, Italian politician
1947
Martin Turner, English singer-songwriter and bass player
1947
Mariska Veres, Dutch singer (d. 2006)
1946
Dave Holland, English bassist, composer, and bandleader
1946
Tim O'Brien, American novelist and short story writer
1945
Rod Carew, Panamanian-American baseball player and coach
1945
Donny Hathaway, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer (d. 1979)
1943
Jean-Jacques Annaud, French director, producer, and screenwriter
1943
Angèle Arsenault, Canadian singer-songwriter (d. 2014)
1943
Jerry Martini, American saxophonist
1943
Robert Slater, American author and journalist (d. 2014)
1942
Herb Fame, American R&B singer
1942
Jean-Pierre Jabouille, French race car driver and engineer
1942
Robert Lelièvre, French singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1973)
1942
David Stancliffe, English bishop and scholar
1942
Günter Wallraff, German journalist and author
1940
Steve O'Rourke, English race car driver and manager (d. 2003)
1940
Marc Savoy, American accordion player, created the Cajun accordion
1940
Phyllis Chesler, American feminist psychologist, and author of the best-seller, Women and Madness (1972)
1939
George Archer, American golfer (d. 2005)
1939
Geoffrey Whitehead, English actor
1938
Tunç Başaran, Turkish actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1938
Mary McFadden, American fashion designer
1938
Stella Stevens, American actress and director
1937
Saeed Ahmed, Pakistani cricketer
1936
Duncan Edwards, English footballer (d. 1958)
1935
Julie Andrews, English actress and singer
1935
Walter De Maria, American sculptor and drummer (d. 2013)
1934
Emilio Botín, Spanish banker and businessman (d. 2014)
1932
Albert Collins, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1993)
1931
Sylvano Bussotti, Italian violinist and composer
1931
Anwar Shamim, Pakistani general (d. 2013)
1931
Alan Wagner, American radio host and critic (d. 2007)
1930
Frank Gardner, Australian race car driver and manager (d. 2009)
1930
Richard Harris, Irish actor (d. 2002)
1930
Naimatullah Khan, Pakistani lawyer and politician, Mayor of Karachi
1930
Philippe Noiret, French actor (d. 2006)
1929
Ken Arthurson, Australian rugby player and coach
1929
Grady Chapman, American singer (d. 2011)
1929
Bonnie Owens, American singer-songwriter (d. 2006)
1928
Laurence Harvey, Lithuanian-English actor, director, and producer (d. 1973)
1928
Willy Mairesse, Belgian race car driver (d. 1969)
1928
George Peppard, American actor (d. 1994)
1928
Zhu Rongji, Chinese engineer and politician, 5th Premier of the People's Republic of China
1928
Sivaji Ganesan, Indian actor, producer and composer (d. 2001)
1927
Tom Bosley, American actor (d. 2010)
1927
Sherman Glenn Finesilver, American lawyer and judge (d. 2006)
1927
Sandy Gall, Malaysian-Scottish journalist and author
1924
Jimmy Carter, American lieutenant and politician, 39th President of the United States, Nobel Prize laureate
1924
Bob Geigel, American wrestler and promoter (d. 2014)
1924
Leonie Kramer, Australian academic (d. 2016)
1924
William Rehnquist, American lawyer and jurist, 16th Chief Justice of the United States (d. 2005)
1924
Roger Williams, American pianist (d. 2011)
1922
Chen-Ning Yang, Chinese-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
1921
James Whitmore, American actor (d. 2009)
1920
David Herbert Donald, American historian and author (d. 2009)
1920
Walter Matthau, American actor (d. 2000)
1919
Bob Boyd, American baseball player (d. 2004)
1919
Majrooh Sultanpuri, Indian poet and songwriter (d. 2000)
1918
Govindappa Venkataswamy, Indian ophthalmologist and founder of Aravind Eye Hospitals, the largest provider of eye care in the world. (d. 2006)
1917
Cahal Daly, Irish cardinal and theologian (d. 2009)
1915
Jerome Bruner, American psychologist and author (d. 2016)
1914
Daniel J. Boorstin, American historian, lawyer, and author, 12th Librarian of Congress (d. 2004)
1913
Hélio Gracie, Brazilian martial artist (d. 2009)
1913
Harry Lookofsky, American violinist and producer (d. 1998)
1913
Dorothy Woolfolk, American writer and editor (d. 2000)
1912
Kathleen Ollerenshaw, English mathematician, astronomer, and politician, Lord Mayor of Manchester (d. 2014)
1911
Irwin Kostal, American songwriter, screenwriter, and publisher (d. 1994)
1911
Heinrich Mark, Estonian lawyer and politician, 5th Prime Minister of Estonia in exile (d. 2004)
1910
Bonnie Parker, American criminal (d. 1934)
1910
Fritz Köberle, Austrian-Brazilian physician and pathologist (d. 1983)
1910
José Enrique Moyal, Australian physicist and engineer (d. 1998)
1910
Chaim Pinchas Scheinberg, Polish-Israeli rabbi and scholar (d. 2012)
1909
Sam Yorty, American captain and politician, 37th Mayor of Los Angeles (d. 1998)
1908
Herman David Koppel, Danish pianist and composer (d. 1998)
1907
Maurice Bardèche, French journalist, author, and critic (d. 1998)
1907
Ödön Pártos, Hungarian-Israeli viola player and composer (d. 1977)
1906
S. D. Burman, Indian composer and singer (d. 1975)
1904
Otto Robert Frisch, Austrian-English physicist and academic (d. 1979)
1904
A. K. Gopalan, Indian educator and politician (d. 1977)
1903
Vladimir Horowitz, Ukrainian-American pianist and composer (d. 1989)
1903
Pierre Veyron, French race car driver (d. 1970)
1900
Tom Goddard, English cricketer (d. 1966)
1899
Ernest Haycox, American author (d. 1950)
1896
Ted Healy, American actor and singer-screenwriter (d. 1937)
1895
Liaquat Ali Khan, Indian-Pakistani lawyer and politician, 1st Prime Minister of Pakistan (d. 1951)
1894
Edgar Krahn, Estonian mathematician and academic (d. 1961)
1893
Cliff Friend, American pianist and songwriter (d. 1974)
1893
Ip Man, Chinese martial artist (d. 1972)
1890
Stanley Holloway, English actor (d. 1982)
1887
Ned Hanlon, Australian politician, 26th Premier of Queensland (d. 1952)
1887
Shizuichi Tanaka, Japanese general (d. 1945)
1885
Louis Untermeyer, American poet, anthologist, critic (d. 1977)
1881
William Boeing, American engineer and businessman, founded the Boeing Company (d. 1956)
1878
Othmar Spann, Austrian economist, sociologist, and philosopher (d. 1950)
1865
Paul Dukas, French composer, scholar, and critic (d. 1935)
1847
Annie Besant, English-Indian activist and author (d. 1933)
1846
Nectarios of Aegina, Greek metropolitan and saint (d. 1920)
1842
S. Subramania Iyer, Indian lawyer and jurist (d. 1924)
1842
Charles Cros, French poet and author (d. 1888)
1835
Ádám Politzer, Hungarian-Austrian physician and anatomist (d. 1920)
1832
Caroline Harrison, American educator, 24th First Lady of the United States (d. 1892)
1832
Henry Clay Work, American composer and songwriter (d. 1884)
1820
Thursday October Christian II, political leader of the Pitcairn Islands (d. 1911)
1808
Mary Anna Custis Lee, American wife of Robert E. Lee (d. 1873)
1791
Sergey Aksakov, Russian soldier and author (d. 1859)
1771
Pierre Baillot, French violinist and composer (d. 1842)
1762
Anton Bernolák, Slovak priest and linguist (d. 1813)
1760
William Thomas Beckford, English author and politician (d. 1844)
1730
Richard Stockton, American lawyer, jurist, and politician (d. 1781)
1729
Anton Cajetan Adlgasser, German organist and composer (d. 1777)
1724
Giovanni Battista Cirri, Italian cellist and composer (d. 1808)
1719
John Bligh, 3rd Earl of Darnley, British parliamentarian (d. 1781)
1712
William Shippen, American physician and politician (d. 1801)
1691
Arthur Onslow, English lawyer and politician, Speaker of the House of Commons (d. 1768)
1685
Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1740)
1671
Luigi Guido Grandi, Italian monk, mathematician, and engineer (d. 1742)
1620
Nicolaes Pieterszoon Berchem, Dutch painter (d. 1683)
1554
Leonardus Lessius, Jesuit theologian (d. 1623)
1550
Anne of Saint Bartholomew, Spanish Discalced Carmelite nun (d. 1626)
1542
Álvaro de Mendaña de Neira, Spanish explorer (d. 1595)
1540
Johann Jakob Grynaeus, Swiss pastor and theologian (d. 1617)
1526
Dorothy Stafford, English noble (d. 1604)
1507
Giacomo Barozzi da Vignola, Italian architect, designed the Church of the Gesù (d. 1573)
1480
Saint Cajetan, Italian Catholic priest and religious reformer (d. 1547)
1476
Guy XVI, Count of Laval (d. 1531)
1207
Henry III of England (d. 1272)
208
Alexander Severus, Roman emperor (d. 235)
86 BC
Sallust, Roman historian (d. 34 BC)

Deaths On This Day

2018
Charles Aznavour, French-Armenian singer, composer, writer, filmmaker and public figure (b. 1924)
2017
Dave Strader, American sportscaster (b. 1955)
2015
Božo Bakota, Croatian footballer (b. 1950)
2015
Don Edwards, American soldier, lawyer, and politician (b. 1915)
2015
Hadi Norouzi, Iranian footballer (b. 1985)
2015
Jacob Pressman, American rabbi and academic, co-founded American Jewish University (b. 1919)
2014
Lynsey de Paul, English singer-songwriter, pianist, and actress (b. 1948)
2014
Shlomo Lahat, Israeli general and politician (b. 1927)
2014
José Martínez, Cuban-American baseball player and coach (b. 1942)
2014
Robert Serra, Venezuelan criminologist and politician (b. 1987)
2013
Arnold Burns, American lawyer and politician, 21st United States Deputy Attorney General (b. 1930)
2013
Tom Clancy, American author (b. 1947)
2013
Imero Fiorentino, American lighting designer (b. 1928)
2013
Israel Gutman, Polish-Israeli historian and author (b. 1923)
2013
Ole Danbolt Mjøs, Norwegian physician, academic, and politician (b. 1939)
2013
Jim Rountree, American football player and coach (b. 1936)
2012
Octavio Getino, Spanish-Argentinian director and screenwriter (b. 1935)
2012
Eric Hobsbawm, Egyptian-English historian and author (b. 1917)
2012
Mark R. Kravitz, American lawyer and judge (b. 1950)
2012
Moshe Sanbar, Hungarian-Israeli economist and banker (b. 1926)
2012
Shlomo Venezia, Greek-Italian Holocaust survivor and author (b. 1923)
2011
Sven Tumba, Swedish ice hockey player and golfer (b. 1931)
2010
Ian Buxton, English footballer and cricketer (b. 1938)
2009
Cintio Vitier, Cuban poet and author (b. 1921)
2008
John Biddle, American cinematographer (b. 1925)
2007
Ronnie Hazlehurst, English conductor and composer (b. 1928)
2007
Chris Mainwaring, Australian footballer and journalist (b. 1965)
2007
Al Oerter, American discus thrower (b. 1936)
2006
Fawaz al-Rabeiee, Saudi Arabian terrorist (b. 1979)
2006
Jerald Tanner, American author and activist (b. 1938)
2004
Richard Avedon, American photographer (b. 1923)
2004
Bruce Palmer, Canadian bass player (b. 1946)
2004
Robert Vaidlo, Estonian journalist and author (b. 1921)
2002
Walter Annenberg, American publisher and diplomat, United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom (b. 1908)
1997
Jerome H. Lemelson, American engineer and philanthropist (b. 1923)
1994
Paul Lorenzen, German mathematician and philosopher (b. 1915)
1992
Petra Kelly, German activist and politician (b. 1947)
1990
Curtis LeMay, American general (b. 1906)
1988
Sacheverell Sitwell, English author, poet, and critic (b. 1897)
1986
Archie League, American air traffic controller (b. 1907)
1985
Ninian Sanderson, Scottish race car driver (b. 1925)
1985
E. B. White, American essayist and journalist (b. 1899)
1984
Walter Alston, American baseball player and manager (b. 1911)
1975
Al Jackson, Jr., American drummer, songwriter, and producer (b. 1935)
1974
Spyridon Marinatos, Greek archaeologist and academic (b. 1901)
1972
Louis Leakey, Kenyan-English archaeologist and paleontologist (b. 1903)
1970
Raúl Riganti, Argentinian race car driver (b. 1893)
1961
Ludwig Bemelmans, Italian-American author and illustrator (b. 1898)
1959
Enrico De Nicola, Italian journalist, lawyer, and politician, 1st President of Italy (b. 1877)
1958
Robert Falk, Russian painter and educator (b. 1886)
1957
Abdülhalik Renda, Turkish civil servant and politician, 6th Turkish Minister of National Defence (b. 1881)
1955
Charles Christie, American film producer, founded Christie Film Company (b. 1880)
1953
John Marin, American painter (b. 1870)
1951
Peter McWilliam, Scottish-English footballer and manager (b. 1878)
1950
Faik Ali Ozansoy, Turkish poet, educator, and politician (b. 1876)
1942
Ants Piip, Estonian lawyer and politician, 7th Prime Minister of Estonia (b. 1884)
1940
Chiungtze C. Tsen, Chinese mathematician (b. 1898)
1929
Antoine Bourdelle, French sculptor and painter (b. 1861)
1913
Eugene O'Keefe, Canadian businessman and philanthropist (b. 1827)
1901
Abdur Rahman Khan, Afghan emir (b. 1844)
1885
John Light Atlee, American physician and surgeon (b. 1799)
1878
Mindon Min, Burmese king (b. 1808)
1864
Rose O'Neal Greenhow, American spy (b. 1817)
1838
Charles Tennant, Scottish chemist and businessman (b. 1768)
1837
Robert Clark, American politician (b. 1777)
1788
William Brodie, Scottish businessman and politician (b. 1741)
1768
Robert Simson, Scottish mathematician and academic (b. 1687)
1708
John Blow, English organist and composer (b. 1649)
1693
Pedro Abarca, Spanish theologian and academic (b. 1619)
1684
Pierre Corneille, French playwright (b. 1606)
1652
Jan Asselijn, Dutch painter (d. 1610)
1609
Giammateo Asola, Italian priest and composer (b. 1532)
1602
Hernando de Cabezón, Spanish organist and composer (b. 1541)
1588
Edward James, English priest and martyr (b. 1557)
1578
John of Austria (b. 1547)
1574
Maarten van Heemskerck, Dutch painter (b. 1498)
1570
Frans Floris, Flemish painter (b. 1520)
1567
Pietro Carnesecchi, Italian humanist (b. 1508)
1532
Jan Mabuse, Flemish painter
1500
John Alcock, English bishop and politician, Lord Chancellor of the United Kingdom (b. 1430)
1499
Marsilio Ficino, Italian astrologer and philosopher (b. 1433)
1450
Leonello d'Este, Marquis of Ferrara, Italian noble (b. 1407)
1416
Yaqub Spata, Albanian ruler
1404
Pope Boniface IX (b. 1356)
1310
Beatrice of Burgundy, Lady of Bourbon (b. 1257)
1126
Morphia of Melitene, Queen of Jerusalem
1040
Alan III, Duke of Brittany (b. 997)
961
Artald, archbishop of Reims
959
Eadwig, English king (b. 941)
918
Zhou, empress of Former Shu
895
Kong Wei, chancellor of the Tang Dynasty
804
Richbod, archbishop of Trier
686
Emperor Tenmu of Japan (b. 631)
630
Tajoom Uk'ab K'ahk', Mayan king

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