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On This Day in History:  October 22

October 22 is the 295th day of the year (296th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 70 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2020
N.C. man rewards friend with new car in return for lucky winning lottery numbers. A North Carolina lottery player is ready to give credit where credit is due after his friend suggests five lucky numbers that ended up winning him a share of a Carolina Cash 5 jackpot.
2019
Pa. spends $1.3M to date on search for lottery partner amid fierce competition for $1B contract. The hunt for a company to service the Pennsylvania Lottery's games and gaming system for the next decade has proven to be a contentious and costly venture.
2018
You just won a huge lottery jackpot! Now what?. If you happen to win one of this week's massive jackpots, we have some tips for you to help you navigate the first few steps managing your newfound wealth.
2018
Mississippi governor appoints lottery corporation. Amid the lottery fever sweeping the United States, Mississippi took a step closer to starting a state lottery.
2015
Oklahoma Lottery warns about Powerball scam spreading through Facebook. The Oklahoma Lottery Commission is warning the public of a new scam that is affecting Facebook users nationwide.
2014
Pennsylvania House passes bill giving Lottery odds and prize flexibility. The Pennsylvania House has voted 195-1 to send to Gov. Tom Corbett a bill that Pennsylvania Lottery officials say will give them more flexibility in setting player odds and prizes, increasing sales in the long run.
2014
Casinos no death knell for lotteries. Casino opponents are forecasting a doomsday for the Massachusetts State Lottery if casinos are allowed to open in the state, but their predictions are not supported by the results in other large states that have introduced casinos into mature lottery markets, according to specialists and local media analysis.
2013
Southlake gas station sells winning $19.5M Texas Lotto ticket. A Southlake, Texas, gas station sold the $19.5 million winning ticket for Saturday's Lotto Texas jackpot, according to the Texas Lottery.
2012
1987 Pennsylvania Lottery winners to receive final payments. 17 school employees who shared a 1987 Pennsylvania Lottery Super 7 jackpot learned that sharing a big jackpot does not necessarily make you a millionaire.
2010
Florida Lottery winner featured on TV show. A Florida man who has won several Florida Lottery prizes will appear on The Learning Channel show "The Lottery Changed My Life," which airs at 9 p.m. Thursday.
2009
Store clerk accused of stealing $1M lottery ticket from customer. Years of playing the lottery finally paid off for a Grand Prairie, Texas, man in May when he walked into a store with a million-dollar ticket, but in a double twist of tortured fortune, an opportunistic clerk may have cheated him out of his ticket and his treasure.
2008
N.C. lottery turns record profits for state. Economic times on Wall Street are tough these days, but not so for the North Carolina Lottery.
2008
Young lottery winner discusses investment challenges. A college student who won $1 million in the Maryland Lottery on his 19th birthday last year discusses the financial challenges that came from recent Wall Street woes.
2008
Human error caused expensive Va. Lottery mistake. Virginia Lottery officials are saying that a human error caused a new lottery game to incorrectly spit out hundreds of winning tickets, leaving hundreds of players frustrated and wanting their money.
2008
Ontario lottery winners: remember when you bought the ticket ... or else. A Canadian lottery corporation in Ontario is withholding a Windsor man's $100,000 winnings because he couldn't remember the date and time he bought the ticket.
2007
Texas Lottery joins missing seniors program. The Texas Lottery Commission in September joined the newly-opened Silver Alert Network, which assists efforts by the Department of Public Safety (DPS) to find missing senior citizens.
2003
GOP chief criticizes lottery pay. The chairman of the Tennessee Republican Party Tuesday criticized "excessive salaries" paid by the Tennessee Lottery Corp., money she said should go to education when the lottery starts next year.
2003
Tenn. Lottery coming to offbeat places. Tennesseans eating out, getting a haircut or maybe even buying Broadway tickets at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center will be able to pick up lottery tickets, too.
2003
Whole Lotto trouble. With today's California SuperLotto Plus lottery jackpot at $96 million, sellers hope problem-plagued new machines keep working.
2003
Lottery winner temporarily shuts down philanthropic Web site. Powerball winner Jack Whittaker has temporarily shut down his philanthropic organization's Web site to allow staff to catch up on thousands of requests for financial help, an employee said Tuesday.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$1.54 Billion
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Oct 23, 2018
2.$602.5 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 24, 2018
3.€190 Million
US$240.54 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Oct 24, 2014
4.$224 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Oct 24, 2014
5.$216 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 23, 2013
6.$191.1 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 25, 2017
7.€160.99 Million
US$175.22 Million
Draw Date
Oct 22, 2016
8.$162 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 22, 2003
9.$151 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 22, 2016
10.$148 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 22, 2011
11.€113 Million
US$142.93 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Oct 27, 2006
12.€100.76 Million
US$130.16 Million
Draw Date
Oct 23, 2008
13.$128 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Oct 25, 2005
14.$120 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 23, 2019
15.$110 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 22, 2014
16.$105 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Oct 23, 2015
17.€90 Million
US$102.51 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Oct 26, 2018
18.$102 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 24, 2020
19.$101 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Oct 22, 2010
20.$100 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 24, 2015
21.€76 Million
US$98.77 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Oct 23, 2012
22.$97 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Oct 23, 2020
23.$92 Million
California
SuperLotto Plus
Draw Date
Oct 22, 2003
24.€77 Million
US$91.21 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Oct 23, 2020
25.$90 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 24, 2012

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1986
Wednesday, Oct 22, 1986
34 years old
1983
Saturday, Oct 22, 1983
37 years old
1983
Saturday, Oct 22, 1983
37 years old
1978
Sunday, Oct 22, 1978
42 years old
1973
Monday, Oct 22, 1973
47 years old
1970
Thursday, Oct 22, 1970
50 years old
1969
Wednesday, Oct 22, 1969
51 years old
1960
Saturday, Oct 22, 1960
60 years old
1957
Tuesday, Oct 22, 1957
63 years old
1953
Thursday, Oct 22, 1953
67 years old
1948
Friday, Oct 22, 1948
72 years old
(year not provided)
(year not provided)

Worldwide Events On This Day

2014
Michael Zehaf-Bibeau attacks the Parliament of Canada, killing a soldier and injuring three other people.
2013
The Australian Capital Territory becomes the first Australian jurisdiction to legalize same-sex marriage with the Marriage Equality (Same Sex) Act 2013
2008
India launches its first unmanned lunar mission Chandrayaan-1.
2007
A raid on Anuradhapura Air Force Base is carried out by 21 Tamil Tiger commandos. All except one die in this attack. Eight Sri Lanka Air Force planes are destroyed and 10 damaged.
2006
A Panama Canal expansion proposal is approved by 77.8% of voters in a National referendum.
2005
Tropical Storm Alpha forms in the Atlantic Basin, making the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season the most active Atlantic hurricane season on record with 22 named storms.
2005
Bellview Airlines Flight 210 crashes in Nigeria, killing all 117 people on board.
2001
Grand Theft Auto III is released, popularizing a genre of open-world, action-adventure video games, as well as spurring controversy around violence in video games.
1999
Maurice Papon, an official in the Vichy France government during World War II, is jailed for crimes against humanity.
1983
Two correctional officers are killed by inmates at the United States Penitentiary in Marion, Illinois. The incident inspires the Supermax model of prisons.
1981
The United States Federal Labor Relations Authority votes to decertify the Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization (PATCO) for its strike the previous August.
1976
Red Dye No. 4 is banned by the US Food and Drug Administration after it is discovered that it causes tumors in the bladders of dogs.
1975
The Soviet unmanned space mission Venera 9 lands on Venus.
1968
Apollo program: Apollo 7 safely splashes down in the Atlantic Ocean after orbiting the Earth 163 times.
1966
The Supremes become the first all-female music group to attain a No. 1 selling album (The Supremes A' Go-Go).
1966
The Soviet Union launches Luna 12.
1964
Jean-Paul Sartre is awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, but turns down the honor.
1964
An all-party Parliamentary Committee selects the design which will become the new official flag of Canada.
1963
A BAC One-Eleven prototype airliner crashes in UK with the loss of all on board.
1962
Cuban Missile Crisis: President Kennedy, after internal counsel from Dwight D. Eisenhower, announces that American reconnaissance planes have discovered Soviet nuclear weapons in Cuba, and that he has ordered a naval "quarantine" of the Communist nation.
1957
Vietnam War: First United States casualties in Vietnam.
1947
The Kashmir conflict between India and Pakistan begins, having started just after the partition of India.
1946
Operation Osoaviakhim takes place, recruiting of thousands of military-related technical specialists from the Soviet occupation zone of post-World War II Germany for employment in the Soviet Union.
1943
World War II: in the Second firestorm raid on Germany, the RAF conducts an air raid on the town of Kassel, killing 10,000 and rendering 150,000 homeless.
1941
World War II: French resistance member Guy Môquet and 29 other hostages are executed by the Germans in retaliation for the death of a German officer.
1934
In East Liverpool, Ohio, FBI agents shoot and kill notorious bank robber Pretty Boy Floyd.
1928
Phi Sigma Alpha fraternity is founded at the University of Puerto Rico.
1923
The royalist Leonardopoulos-Gargalidis coup d'état attempt fails in Greece, discrediting the monarchy and paving the way for the establishment of the Second Hellenic Republic.
1910
Hawley Harvey Crippen (the first felon to be arrested with the help of radio) is convicted of poisoning his wife.
1907
A run on the stock of the Knickerbocker Trust Company sets events in motion that will spark the Panic of 1907.
1895
In Paris an express train derails after overrunning the buffer stop, crossing almost 30 metres (100 ft) of concourse before crashing through a wall and falling 10 metres (33 ft) to the road below.
1884
The Royal Observatory in Britain is adopted as the prime meridian of longitude.
1883
The Metropolitan Opera House in New York City opens with a performance of Gounod's Faust.
1879
Using a filament of carbonized thread, Thomas Edison tests the first practical electric incandescent light bulb (it lasts 13½ hours before burning out).
1878
The Bramall Lane stadium sees the first rugby match played under floodlights.
1877
The Blantyre mining disaster in Scotland kills 207 miners.
1875
First telegraphic connection in Argentina.
1866
A plebiscite ratifies the annexion of Veneto and Mantua to Italy, which had occurred three days before, on October 19.
1859
Spain declares war on Morocco.
1844
Millerites, followers of anticipate the end of the world in conjunction with the Second Advent of Christ. The following day became known as the Great Disappointment.
1836
Sam Houston is inaugurated as the first President of the Republic of Texas.
1797
André-Jacques Garnerin makes the first recorded parachute jump, from one thousand meters (3,200 feet) above Paris.
1784
Russia founds a colony on Kodiak Island, Alaska.
1777
American Revolutionary War: American defenders of Fort Mercer on the Delaware River repulse repeated Hessian attacks in the Battle of Red Bank.
1746
The College of New Jersey (later renamed Princeton University) receives its charter.
1730
Construction of the Ladoga Canal is completed.
1707
Four British naval vessels run aground on the Isles of Scilly because of faulty navigation. In response, the first Longitude Act is enacted in 1714.
1633
The Ming dynasty defeats the Dutch East India Company.
1575
Foundation of Aguascalientes City in New Spain.
1383
King Fernando dies without a male heir to the Portuguese throne, sparking a period of civil war and disorder.
906
Ahmad ibn Kayghalagh leads a raid against the Byzantine Empire, taking 4,000-5,000 captives.
794
Emperor Kanmu relocates the Japanese capital to Heian-kyō (now Kyoto).
451
The Chalcedonian Creed, regarding the divine and human nature of Jesus, is adopted.

Births On This Day

1996
B.I, South Korean singer-songwriter and dancer
1995
Saidy Janko, Swiss footballer
1993
Charalambos Lykogiannis, Greek footballer
1992
Sofia Vassilieva, American actress
1992
21 Savage, American hip-hop artist
1992
Carrie Hope Fletcher, British singer
1990
Nicolás Francella, Argentine actor
1990
Jonathan Lipnicki, American actor
1989
Marco Restrepo, American musician
1989
Muhammad Wilkerson, American football player
1988
Sarah Barrow, English diver
1988
Parineeti Chopra, Indian actress
1988
Elena Muhhina, Estonian figure skater
1988
Aykut Demir, Turkish footballer
1987
Tiki Gelana, Ethiopian runner
1987
Donny Montell, Lithuanian singer-songwriter
1987
Park Ha-sun, South Korean actress
1987
Reen Yu, Taiwanese actress
1986
Kenji Ebisawa, Japanese actor
1986
Kara Lang, Canadian footballer
1986
Ștefan Radu, Romanian footballer
1986
Akihiro Sato, Japanese footballer
1985
Federico Ágreda, Venezuelan musician
1985
Hadise, Belgian-Turkish singer-songwriter and dancer
1985
Zac Hanson, American singer-songwriter and drummer
1984
Horacio Agulla, Argentine rugby player
1984
Aleks Marić, Australian basketball player
1983
Byul, South Korean singer
1983
Anton Müller, German footballer
1983
Plan B, British singer and actor
1982
Robinson Canó, Dominican baseball player
1982
Tim Erfen, German footballer
1982
Heath Miller, American football player
1982
Mark Renshaw, Australian cyclist
1981
Michael Fishman, American actor and producer
1981
Olivier Pla, French race car driver
1980
Niall Breslin, Irish singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and footballer
1980
Luke O'Donnell, Australian rugby league player
1980
Sonia Sui, Chinese and Taiwanese model
1979
Doni, Brazilian footballer
1978
Dion Glover, American basketball player and coach
1978
Chaswe Nsofwa, Zambian footballer (d. 2007)
1978
Owais Shah, Pakistani-English cricketer
1976
Luke Adams, Australian race walker
1976
Laidback Luke, Dutch DJ
1976
Jon Foreman, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1975
Martín Cardetti, Argentinian footballer and manager
1975
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, American actor
1975
Míchel Salgado, Spanish footballer
1974
Tim Kinsella, American singer-songwriter
1974
Jeff McInnis, American basketball player
1974
Miroslav Šatan, Slovak ice hockey player
1973
Andrés Palop, Spanish footballer and manager
1973
Ichiro Suzuki, Japanese baseball player
1973
Mark van der Zijden, Dutch swimmer
1972
D'Lo Brown, American wrestler and accountant
1972
Saffron Burrows, English-American actress
1972
Víctor Saldaño, the only Argentine man sentenced to death in the US
1971
Amanda Coetzer, South African tennis player
1971
Kornél Dávid, Hungarian basketball player
1971
José Manuel Martínez, Spanish runner
1970
Winston Bogarde, Dutch footballer and manager
1970
Amy Redford, American actress, director, and producer
1969
Julio Borges, Venezuelan politician
1969
Héctor Carrasco, Dominican baseball player
1969
Spike Jonze, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1969
Helmut Lotti, Belgian singer-songwriter
1969
Coque Malla, Spanish musician and actor
1968
Stephanie Cutter, American lawyer and political consultant
1968
Jay Johnston, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
1968
Shelby Lynne, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1968
Stéphane Quintal, Canadian ice hockey player
1968
Shaggy, Jamaican singer-songwriter and DJ
1967
Salvatore Di Vittorio, Italian composer and conductor
1967
Rita Guerra, Portuguese singer
1967
Oona King, Baroness King of Bow, English academic and politician
1967
Ulrike Maier, Austrian skier (d. 1994)
1967
Carlos Mencia, Honduran-American comedian, actor, producer, and screenwriter
1967
Ron Tugnutt, Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and sportscaster
1966
Yuri Arbachakov, Russian-Japanese boxer
1965
Valeria Golino, Italian actress
1965
John Wesley Harding, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
1965
A. L. Kennedy, Scottish comedian, journalist, and author
1965
Otis Smith, American football player and coach
1965
Piotr Wiwczarek, Polish singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1964
Mick Hill, English javelin thrower and coach
1964
Craig Levein, Scottish footballer
1964
Dražen Petrović, Croatian basketball player (d. 1993)
1964
TobyMac, American singer-songwriter and producer
1963
Brian Boitano, American figure skater
1962
Bob Odenkirk, American actor and comedian
1961
Takaaki Ishibashi, Japanese comedian, singer, and actor
1961
Barbara Potter, American tennis player
1960
Darryl Jenifer, American bass player
1960
Cris Kirkwood, American singer-songwriter and bass player
1959
Roberto Navarro, Argentine journalist
1959
Arto Salminen, Finnish journalist and author (d. 2005)
1959
Marc Shaiman, American composer and songwriter
1958
Bobby Blotzer, American drummer (Ratt)
1957
Henry Lauterbach, German jumper
1957
Daniel Melingo, Argentine musician
1956
John Adam, Australian rugby league player
1956
Frank DiPino, American baseball player and coach
1956
Alejandro Kuropatwa, Argentine photographer (d. 2003)
1954
Graham Joyce, English author and educator (d. 2014)
1953
René Arce Islas, Mexican politician
1952
Julie Dash, American director, producer, and screenwriter
1952
Jeff Goldblum, American actor and producer
1952
Greg Hawkes, American rock musician (The Cars)
1950
Donald Ramotar, Guyanese politician, 8th President of Guyana
1949
Stiv Bators, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (d. 1990)
1949
Vasilios Magginas, Greek politician, Greek Minister of Employment (d. 2015)
1949
Manfred Trojahn, German flute player, composer, and conductor
1949
Arsène Wenger, French footballer and manager
1948
Mike Hendrick, English cricketer, coach, and umpire
1948
Pierre Lartigue, French rally racer
1948
Debbie Macomber, American author
1947
Raymond Bachand, Canadian lawyer and politician
1947
Haley Barbour, American lawyer and politician, 62nd Governor of Mississippi
1946
Claude Charron, Canadian educator and politician
1946
Godfrey Chitalu, Zambian footballer (d. 1993)
1946
Deepak Chopra, Indian-American physician and author
1946
Elizabeth Connell, South African mezzo-soprano (d. 2012)
1946
Kelvin MacKenzie, English journalist
1946
Jaime Nebot, Ecuadorian politician
1945
Eddie Brigati, American singer-songwriter
1945
Yvan Ponton, Canadian actor and game show host
1945
Buzz Potamkin, American director and producer, founded Buzzco Associates (d. 2012)
1945
Sheila Sherwood, English long jumper
1945
Michael Stoute, Barbadian-English horse trainer
1945
Leslie West, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1943
Allen Coage, American-Canadian wrestler and coach (d. 2007)
1943
Catherine E. Coulson, American actress (d. 2015)
1943
Jan de Bont, Dutch director, producer, and cinematographer
1943
Catherine Deneuve, French actress and singer
1943
Seif Sharif Hamad, Zanzibari politician, 2nd Chief Minister of Zanzibar
1942
Bobby Fuller, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1966)
1942
Annette Funicello, American actress and singer (d. 2013)
1941
Ahmet Mete Işıkara, Turkish geophysicist and earthquake scientist (d. 2013)
1941
Charles Keating, English-American actor (d. 2014)
1939
Joaquim Chissano, Mozambican politician, 2nd President of Mozambique
1939
George Cohen, English footballer
1939
Jean-Pierre Desthuilliers, French poet and critic (d. 2013)
1939
Tony Roberts, American actor and singer
1938
K. Indrapala, Sri Lankan historian and academic
1938
Derek Jacobi, English actor
1938
Christopher Lloyd, American actor, comedian and producer
1937
José Larralde, Argentine singer-songwriter.
1937
Manos Loïzos, Egyptian-Greek composer (d. 1982)
1936
John Blashford-Snell, English soldier, author, and explorer
1936
Peter Cook, English architect and academic
1936
Jovan Pavlović, Serbian metropolitan (d. 2014)
1934
Donald McIntyre, New Zealand opera singer
1933
Carlos Alberto Sacheri, Argentine philosopher (d. 1974).
1933
Helmut Senekowitsch, Austrian footballer and manager (d. 2007)
1931
Ann Rule, American police officer and author (d. 2015)
1930
Estela de Carlotto, Argentine human rights activist.
1930
José Guardiola, Spanish singer (d. 2012).
1929
Michael Birkett, 2nd Baron Birkett, English director and producer (d. 2015)
1929
Dory Previn, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2012)
1929
Lev Yashin, Russian footballer (d. 1990)
1928
Clare Fischer, American pianist, composer and arranger (d. 2012)
1928
Nelson Pereira dos Santos, Brazilian director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2018)
1927
Allan Hendrickse, South African minister and politician (d. 2005)
1925
Slater Martin, American basketball player and coach (d. 2012)
1925
Edith Kawelohea McKinzie, Hawaiian genealogist, author, and hula expert (d. 2014)
1925
Robert Rauschenberg, American painter and illustrator (d. 2008)
1923
Bert Trautmann, German footballer and manager (d. 2013)
1921
Georges Brassens, French singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1981)
1921
Alexander Kronrod, Russian mathematician and computer scientist (d. 1986)
1921
Harald Nugiseks, Estonian sergeant (d. 2014)
1920
Timothy Leary, American psychologist and author (d. 1996)
1919
Kathleen Ankers, English-American actress and set designer (d. 2001)
1919
Doris Lessing, British novelist, poet, playwright, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2013)
1918
Lou Klein, American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 1976)
1917
Joan Fontaine, British-American actress (d. 2013)
1915
Yitzhak Shamir, Belarusian-Israeli civil servant and politician, 7th Prime Minister of Israel (d. 2012)
1913
Robert Capa, Hungarian-American photographer and journalist (d. 1954)
1913
Bảo Đại, Vietnamese emperor (d. 1997)
1913
Hans-Peter Tschudi, Swiss lawyer and politician, 63rd President of the Swiss Confederation (d. 2002)
1912
George N. Leighton, American soldier and judge (d. 2018)
1908
John Gould, American journalist and author (d. 2003).
1908
José Escobar Saliente, Spanish cartoonist (d. 1994).
1907
Jimmie Foxx, American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 1967)
1907
Günther Treptow, German tenor (d. 1981).
1906
Kees van Baaren, Dutch composer and educator (d. 1970)
1906
Aurelio Baldor, Cuban mathematician and lawyer (d. 1978).
1905
Joseph Kosma, Hungarian-French pianist and composer (d. 1969)
1904
Constance Bennett, American actress, singer, and producer (d. 1965)
1904
Saúl Calandra, Argentine football player (d. 1973).
1904
Karl Guthe Jansky, American physicist and radio engineer (d. 1950).
1903
George Wells Beadle, American geneticist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1989)
1903
Curly Howard, American comedian and vaudevillian (d. 1952)
1900
Ashfaqulla Khan, Indian activist (d. 1927)
1899
Salarrué, Salvadoran writer and painter (d. 1975).
1898
Dámaso Alonso, Spanish poet and philologist (d. 1990).
1897
Marjorie Flack, American author and illustrator (d. 1958)
1896
Charles Glen King, American biochemist and academic (d. 1988)
1896
José Leitão de Barros, Portuguese film director and playwright (d. 1967).
1895
Johnny Morrison, professional baseball player (d. 1966)
1894
Mei Lanfang, Chinese actor and singer (d. 1961)
1893
Ernst Öpik, Estonian astronomer and astrophysicist (d. 1985)
1893
Luis Otero, Spanish footballer (d. 1955).
1887
John Reed, American journalist and poet (d. 1920)
1886
Erik Bergman, Swedish minister (d. 1970)
1885
Giovanni Martinelli, Italian tenor and actor (d. 1969)
1882
Edmund Dulac, French-English illustrator (d. 1953)
1882
N. C. Wyeth, American painter and illustrator (d. 1945)
1881
Clinton Davisson, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1958)
1881
Karl Bernhard Zoeppritz, German geophysicist and seismologist (d. 1908)
1878
Jaan Lattik, Estonian pastor and politician, 9th Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs (d. 1967)
1875
David van Embden, Dutch economist and politician (d. 1962)
1873
Gustaf John Ramstedt, Finnish linguist and diplomat (d. 1950)
1873
Rama Tirtha, Indian philosopher and educator (d. 1906)
1870
Ivan Bunin, Russian author and poet, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1953)
1870
Lord Alfred Douglas, English author and poet (d. 1945)
1865
Kristjan Raud, Estonian painter and illustrator (d. 1943)
1859
Prince Ludwig Ferdinand of Bavaria (d. 1949).
1858
Augusta Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein (d. 1921)
1850
Charles Kingston, Australian politician, 20th Premier of South Australia (d. 1908)
1847
Koos de la Rey, South African general (d. 1914)
1844
Sarah Bernhardt, French actress and manager (d. 1923)
1844
Louis Riel, Canadian scholar and politician (d. 1885)
1832
August Labitzky, Czech composer and conductor (d. 1903)
1821
Collis Potter Huntington, American businessman (d. 1900)
1818
Leconte de Lisle, French poet and author (d. 1894)
1811
Franz Liszt, Hungarian pianist and composer (d. 1886)
1809
Volney Howard, American lawyer, jurist, and politician, Texas Attorney General (d. 1889)
1783
Constantine Samuel Rafinesque, Ottoman-French polymath and naturalist (d. 1840).
1781
Louis Joseph, Dauphin of France (d. 1789).
1778
Javier de Burgos, Spanish jurist and politician (d. 1848)
1761
Antoine Barnave, French politician and orator (d. 1793).
1749
Cornelis van der Aa, Dutch historian and bookseller (d. 1816)
1729
Johann Reinhold Forster, German pastor and botanist (d. 1798)
1701
Maria Amalia of Austria (d. 1756)
1689
John V, Portuguese king (d. 1750)
1659
Georg Ernst Stahl, German chemist and physician (d. 1734)
1592
Gustav Horn, Count of Pori (d. 1657)
1587
Joachim Jungius, German mathematician and philosopher (d. 1657).
1559
Jacques Sirmond, French scholar (d. 1651).
1511
Erasmus Reinhold, German astronomer and mathematician (d. 1553)
1197
Juntoku, Japanese emperor (d. 1242)
1071
William IX, Duke of Aquitaine (d. 1126)
955
Qian Weijun, king of Wuyue (d. 991)

Deaths On This Day

2017
George Young, British-Australian musician, songwriter and record producer (b. 1946)
2017
Paul Weitz, American astronaut (b. 1932)
2016
Steve Dillon, British comic book artist (b. 1962)
2016
Sheri S. Tepper, American writer (b. 1929)
2015
Willem Aantjes, Dutch civil servant and politician (b. 1923)
2015
Çetin Altan, Turkish journalist and politician (b. 1927)
2015
Murphy Anderson, American illustrator (b. 1926)
2015
Arnold Klein, American dermatologist and author (b. 1945)
2015
Joshua Wheeler, American sergeant (b. 1975)
2014
George Francis, English footballer and soldier (b. 1934)
2014
John-Roger Hinkins, American religious leader and author (b. 1934)
2014
Ashok Kumar, Indian director and cinematographer (b. 1941)
2014
John Postgate, English microbiologist, author, and academic (b. 1922)
2013
Marylou Dawes, Canadian pianist and educator (b. 1933)
2013
Lajos Für, Hungarian historian and politician, Minister of Defence of Hungary (b. 1930)
2013
William Harrison, American author and screenwriter (b. 1933)
2013
James Robinson Risner, American general and pilot (b. 1925)
2012
Betty Binns Fletcher, American lawyer and judge (b. 1923)
2012
Mike Morris, English talk show host (b. 1946)
2012
Gabrielle Roth, American dancer, singer, and author (b. 1941)
2011
Sultan bin Abdulaziz, Saudi Arabian prince (b. 1930)
2010
Eio Sakata, Japanese Go player (b. 1920)
2009
Don Lane, American-Australian actor, singer, and talk show host (b. 1933)
2009
Soupy Sales, American comedian and actor (b. 1926)
2007
Ève Curie, French pianist and journalist (b. 1904)
2006
Arthur Hill, Canadian-American actor (b. 1922)
2005
Arman, French-American painter and sculptor (b. 1928)
2005
Tony Adams, Irish-American actor and producer (b. 1953)
2002
Richard Helms, American intelligence agent and diplomat, 8th Director of Central Intelligence (b. 1913)
2002
Geraldine of Albania (b. 1915)
2001
Helmut Krackowizer, Austrian motorcycle racer and journalist (b. 1922)
1998
Eric Ambler, English author, screenwriter, and producer (b. 1909)
1997
Leonid Amalrik, Russian animator, director, and screenwriter (b. 1905)
1995
Kingsley Amis, English novelist, poet, critic (b. 1922)
1995
Mary Wickes, American actress and singer (b. 1910)
1993
Innes Ireland, English race car driver and engineer (b. 1930)
1992
Red Barber, American sportscaster (b. 1908)
1992
Cleavon Little, American actor (b. 1939)
1991
Hachiro Kasuga, Japanese singer and actor (b. 1924)
1990
Louis Althusser, Algerian-French philosopher and academic (b. 1918)
1989
Ewan MacColl, English singer-songwriter, producer, actor, and playwright (b. 1915)
1989
Jacob Wetterling, American kidnapping victim (b. 1978)
1988
Cynthia Freeman, American author (b. 1915)
1987
Lino Ventura, Italian-French actor (b. 1919)
1986
Jane Dornacker, American actress and singer (b. 1947)
1986
Thorgeir Stubø, Norwegian guitarist and composer (b. 1943)
1986
Ye Jianying, Chinese general and politician, Head of State of the People's Republic of China (b. 1897)
1986
Albert Szent-Györgyi, Hungarian-American physiologist and biochemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1893)
1985
Viorica Ursuleac, Romanian soprano and educator (b. 1894)
1982
Richard Hugo, American poet (b. 1923)
1979
Nadia Boulanger, French composer and educator (b. 1887)
1979
Mieko Kamiya, Japanese psychiatrist and author (b. 1914)
1973
Pablo Casals, Catalan cellist and conductor (b. 1876)
1972
James K. Baxter, New Zealand poet, writer, theologian, and social commentator. (b. 1926)
1969
Tommy Edwards, American singer-songwriter (b. 1922)
1965
Muriel George, English singer and actress (b. 1883)
1959
George Bouzianis, Greek painter and educator (b. 1885)
1959
Joseph Cahill, Australian politician, 29th Premier of New South Wales (b. 1891)
1956
Hannah Mitchell, English activist (b. 1872)
1954
Jibanananda Das, Bangladeshi-Indian author and poet (b. 1899)
1952
Ernst Rüdin, Swiss psychiatrist, geneticist, and eugenicist (b. 1874)
1941
Guy Môquet, French militant (b. 1924)
1935
Edward Carson, Irish-English lawyer and politician, Attorney General for England and Wales (b. 1854)
1935
Ettore Marchiafava, Italian physician (b. 1847)
1934
Pretty Boy Floyd, American gangster (b. 1904)
1928
Andrew Fisher, Scottish-Australian lawyer and politician, 5th Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1862)
1927
Borisav Stanković, Serbian author (b. 1876)
1917
Bob Fitzsimmons, English-American boxer (b. 1863)
1917
Charles Pardey Lukis, founder of the Indian Journal of Medical Research and later Director-General of the Indian Medical Service (b. 1857)
1914
Konishiki Yasokichi I, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 17th Yokozuna (b. 1866)
1906
Paul Cézanne, French painter (b. 1839)
1902
Herman Adolfovich Trautschold, German geologist and paeontologist (b. 1817)
1891
Ernst von Fleischl-Marxow, Austrian physiologist and physician (b. 1846)
1885
Lewis Majendie, English politician (b. 1835)
1883
George Coulthard, Australian cricketer and footballer (b. 1856)
1883
Thomas Mayne Reid, Irish-American soldier and author (b. 1818)
1859
Louis Spohr, German violinist and composer (b. 1784)
1853
Juan Antonio Lavalleja, Uruguayan general and politician, President of Uruguay (b. 1784)
1847
Sahle Selassie, Ethiopian ruler (b. 1795)
1792
Guillaume Le Gentil, French astronomer (b. 1725)
1761
Louis George, Margrave of Baden-Baden (b. 1702)
1755
Elisha Williams, American minister, academic, and jurist (b. 1694)
1751
William IV, Prince of Orange (b. 1711)
1708
Hermann Witsius, Dutch theologian and academic (b. 1636)
1625
Kikkawa Hiroie, Japanese daimyō (b. 1561)
1604
Domingo Báñez, Spanish theologian (b. 1528)
1565
Jean Grolier de Servières, French book collector (b. 1479)
1521
Edward Poynings, Lord Deputy to King Henry VII of England (b. 1459)
1493
James Douglas, 1st Earl of Morton
1455
Johannes Brassart, Flemish composer
1383
Ferdinand I of Portugal (b. 1345)
842
Abo, Japanese prince (b. 792)
741
Charles Martel, Frankish king (b. 688)
726
Itzamnaaj K'awiil, a Maya ruler of Dos Pilas

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