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On This Day in History:  October 23

October 23 is the 296th day of the year (297th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 69 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2019
Mississippi Lottery to start sales of Powerball and Mega Millions on Jan. 30. Mississippi residents looking forward to buying lottery tickets for the multi-state Powerball and Mega Millions games now can mark their calendars.
2019
NC grandmother wins $350,000 in lottery's first Big Spin event. Julia Earp of Wilmington, North Carolina, is the first player to spin the lottery's Big Spin prize wheel and win $350,000, according to the NC Education Lottery.
2018
Mega Millions tickets are selling so fast that unique number combinations are running out. Lottery officials estimate that around 75 percent of all number combinations in the $1.6 billion Mega Millions drawings will have been purchased by draw time tonight.
2015
Judge: Wyoming Lottery lawsuit against man can continue. A judge has denied a Cheyenne man's request to dismiss a lawsuit the Wyoming Lottery Corporation is pressing against him that seeks to force him to stop criticizing it to national lottery groups and others.
2015
Daughter accused of stealing mom's lottery jackpot starts collecting winnings. The woman?? who's being sued by her? ?Brooklyn ???mother?, who says she stole her $1 million lottery jackpot?,? got a lucky break Thursday as? ?a judge? ?gave her back? ?access to some of the? ?loot.
2014
EuroMillions jackpot at record levels, capped at €190 million. For players of Europe's EuroMillions multi-country lottery game, Friday's drawing is the start of a special capped drawing feature that could inflate the second prize level to extraordinary levels.
2013
Powerball Power Play variable multiplier to return in January. The Powerball Power Play variable prize multiplier will return starting with the Jan. 22, 2014, drawing, the Pennsylvania Lottery said today.
2011
Powerball lottery jackpot increased to $173 million. The multi-state Powerball lottery drawing took place last night without any jackpot winners, causing the new jackpot for Wednesday's drawing to grow to an estimated $173 million, with a cash option of $105 million.
2007
N.J. Lottery's Cash 5 game grows to record $1.8 million. The New Jersey Lottery's Jersey Cash 5 jackpot is so large that the lottery's web site jackpot listing is not designed to handle the large number.
2007
New York Lottery won't pay $25,000 for taped-up scratch-off ticket. A Long Island woman said a scratch-off lottery ticket she bought in a vending machine had been cut in half when it came out of the machine, but the New York Lottery said the two halves don't match, and they refuse to pay up. The woman plans to sue the lottery to get her winnings.
2003
Powerball Jackpot Soars to $190 Million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Wednesday's drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $190 million, with a cash option of $99 million. That ranks as the 6th largest Powerball jackpot ever.
2003
Lotto Wife: He Left Me. The Melville, New York woman who hit a $25 million New York Lotto jackpot in February has spoken publicly for the first time and said that contrary to her estranged husband's claims, she didn't run out on him and it was he who left her.
2003
Texas to start Mega Millions in time for holidays. Lottery officials are hoping to jingle all the way to the bank this holiday season, as Texans for the first time will be able to buy tickets in their state for the Mega Millions multi-state lottery drawing.
2003
Cabbies win share of Big Game jackpot. A former Atlanta cabbie says the nearly $2 million he was awarded from a disputed Big Game lottery pot is a bittersweet victory.

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.$190 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 25, 2003
8.€162.31 Million
US$176.63 Million
Draw Date
Oct 25, 2016
9.$173 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 26, 2011
10.$164 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 26, 2016
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.$125 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 25, 2014
15.$120 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 23, 2019
16.$118 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Oct 26, 2010
17.$105 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Oct 23, 2015
18.€90 Million
US$102.51 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Oct 26, 2018
19.$100 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 24, 2015
20.€76 Million
US$98.77 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Oct 23, 2012
21.$97 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Oct 23, 2020
22.$93 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Oct 25, 2019
23.€77 Million
US$91.45 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Oct 23, 2020
24.$90 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 24, 2012
25.€59 Million
US$84.38 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Oct 23, 2009

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1984
Tuesday, Oct 23, 1984
35 years old
1973
Tuesday, Oct 23, 1973
46 years old
1972
Monday, Oct 23, 1972
47 years old
1968
Wednesday, Oct 23, 1968
51 years old
1962
Tuesday, Oct 23, 1962
57 years old
1957
Wednesday, Oct 23, 1957
62 years old
1951
Tuesday, Oct 23, 1951
68 years old
1938
Sunday, Oct 23, 1938
81 years old
(year not provided)

Worldwide Events On This Day

2015
The lowest sea-level pressure in the Western Hemisphere, and the highest reliably-measured non-tornadic sustained winds, are recorded in Hurricane Patricia, which strikes Mexico hours later, killing at least 13 and causing over $280 million in damages.
2012
After 38 years, the world's first teletext service (BBC's Ceefax) ceases broadcast due to Northern Ireland completing the digital switchover.
2011
A powerful 7.2 magnitude earthquake strikes Van Province, Turkey, killing 582 people and injuring thousands.
2011
The Libyan National Transition Council deems the Libyan Civil War over.
2007
A storm causes the Mexican Kab 101 oil platform to collide with a wellhead, leading to the death and drowning of 22 people during rescue operations after evacuation of the platform.
2004
A powerful earthquake and its aftershocks hit Niigata Prefecture in northern Japan, killing 35 people, injuring 2,200, and leaving 85,000 homeless or evacuated.
2002
Chechen terrorists seize the House of Culture theater in Moscow and take approximately 700 theater-goers hostage.
1998
Israel and the Palestinian Authority sign the Wye River Memorandum.
1995
Yolanda Saldívar is found guilty of first-degree murder in the shooting death of popular Latin singer Selena.
1993
The Troubles: A Provisional IRA bomb prematurely detonates in Belfast, killing the bomber and nine civilians.
1991
Signing of the Paris Peace Accords which ends the Cambodian-Vietnamese War.
1989
The Hungarian Republic officially replaces the communist Hungarian People's Republic.
1989
Bankruptcy of Wärtsilä Marine; the biggest bankruptcy in the Nordic countries up until then.
1983
Lebanese Civil War: The U.S. Marines barracks in Beirut is hit by a truck bomb, killing 241 U.S. military personnel. A French army barracks in Lebanon is also hit that same morning, killing 58 troops.
1982
A gunfight breaks out between police officers and members of a religious cult in Arizona. The shootout leaves two cultists dead and dozens of cultists and police officers injured.
1973
Watergate scandal: President Nixon agrees to turn over subpoenaed audio tapes of his Oval Office conversations.
1972
Vietnam War: Operation Linebacker, a US bombing campaign against North Vietnam in response to its Easter Offensive, ends after five months.
1970
Gary Gabelich sets a land speed record in a rocket-powered automobile called the Blue Flame, fueled with natural gas.
1965
Vietnam War: The 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile), in conjunction with South Vietnamese forces, launches an operation seeking to destroy Communist forces during the siege of Plei Me.
1958
Canada's Springhill mining disaster kills seventy-five miners, while ninety-nine others are rescued.
1956
Secret police shoot several anti-communist protesters, igniting the Hungarian Revolution.
1955
Prime Minister Ngô Đình Diệm defeats former emperor Bảo Đại in a referendum and founds the Republic of Vietnam.
1955
The people of the Saar region vote in a referendum to unite with Germany instead of France.
1944
World War II: The Battle of Leyte Gulf begins.
1942
World War II: British Empire forces commence the Second Battle of El Alamein to destroy the German and Italian armies in Egypt.
1942
All 12 passengers and crewmen aboard American Airlines Flight 28 are killed when it collides with a USAAF bomber near Palm Springs, California.
1942
World War II: The Battle for Henderson Field begins on Guadalcanal.
1939
The Japanese Mitsubishi G4M twin-engine "Betty" Bomber makes its maiden flight.
1912
First Balkan War: The Battle of Kumanovo between the Serbian and Ottoman armies begins.
1911
The Italo-Turkish War sees the first use of an airplane in combat when an Italian pilot makes a reconnaissance flight.
1906
Alberto Santos-Dumont flies an airplane in the first heavier-than-air flight in Europe.
1870
Franco-Prussian War: The Siege of Metz concludes with a decisive Prussian victory.
1864
American Civil War: The Battle of Westport is the last significant engagement west of the Mississippi River.
1850
The first National Women's Rights Convention begins in Worcester, Massachusetts.
1812
A French general begins a conspiracy to overthrow Napoleon, claiming that the Emperor died in Russia.
1739
The War of Jenkins' Ear begins when Prime Minister Walpole reluctantly declares war on Spain.
1707
The First Parliament of Great Britain convenes.
1642
The Battle of Edgehill is the first major battle of the English Civil War.
1641
Irish Catholic gentry from Ulster attempt to seize control of Dublin Castle, the seat of English rule in Ireland, so as to force concessions.
1295
The first treaty forming the Auld Alliance between Scotland and France against England is signed in Paris.
1157
The Battle of Grathe Heath ends a civil war in Denmark.
1086
Spanish Reconquista: At the Battle of Sagrajas, the Almoravids defeats the Castilians, but are unable to take advantage of their victory.
501
The Synodus Palmaris, called by Gothic king Theoderic, absolves Pope Symmachus of all charges, thus ending the schism of Antipope Laurentius.
425
Valentinian III is elevated as Roman emperor at the age of six.
42 BC
Liberators' civil war: Mark Antony and Octavian decisively defeat Brutus's army. Brutus commits suicide.

Births On This Day

2002
Shin Eun-soo, South Korean actress
1998
Amandla Stenberg, American actor
1997
Jaydn Su'A, New Zealand rugby league player
1995
Ireland Baldwin, American model
1993
Josh Ruffels, English footballer
1993
Taylor Spreitler, American actress
1992
Álvaro Morata, Spanish footballer
1991
Emil Forsberg, Swedish footballer
1991
Jorge Taufua, Australian rugby league player
1991
Princess Mako of Akishino, member of the Japanese Imperial Family
1990
Paradise Oskar, Finnish singer-songwriter and guitarist
1989
Viktor Agardius, Swedish footballer
1989
Alain Broja, Venezuelan footballer
1989
Jonita Gandhi, Indo-Canadian singer
1989
Anisya Kirdyapkina, Russian race walker
1989
Andriy Yarmolenko, Ukraian footballer
1988
Jordan Crawford, American basketball player
1988
Aleksandr Salugin, Russian footballer
1988
Carolin Schiewe, German footballer
1987
Faye, Swedish singer-songwriter (Play)
1987
Robin Copeland, Irish rugby player
1987
Félix Doubront, Venezuelan baseball player
1987
Kyle Gibson, American baseball player
1987
Seo In-guk, South Korean singer and actor
1987
Miyuu Sawai, Japanese model and actress
1987
Naomi Watanabe, Japanese actress
1986
Emilia Clarke, English actress
1986
Briana Evigan, American actress and dancer
1986
Jake Robinson, English footballer
1986
Jessica Stroup, American actress
1985
Miguel, American singer-songwriter and producer
1985
Mohammed Abdellaoue, Norwegian footballer
1985
Masiela Lusha, Albanian-American actress, poet, and humanitarian
1985
Chris Neal, English footballer
1985
Luca Spinetti, Italian footballer
1985
Panagiotis Vouis, Greek footballer
1984
Izabel Goulart, Brazilian model
1984
Jeffrey Hoogervorst, Dutch footballer
1984
Simone Masini, Italian footballer
1984
Meghan McCain, American journalist and author
1984
Michael Sim, Australian golfer
1984
Keiren Westwood, English footballer
1983
Filippos Darlas, Greek footballer
1983
Goldie Harvey, Nigerian singer-songwriter (d. 2013)
1982
Valentin Badea, Romanian footballer
1982
Rickey Paulding, American basketball player
1982
Kristjan Kangur, Estonian basketball player
1982
Aleksandar Luković, Serbian footballer
1982
Rodolfo Dantas Bispo, Brazilian footballer
1981
Daniela Alvarado, Venezuelan actress
1981
Jeroen Bleekemolen, Dutch race car driver
1981
Leticia Dolera, Spanish actress
1981
Ben Francisco, American baseball player
1981
Lee Ki-woo, South Korean actor
1981
Jackie Long, American actor and producer
1981
Mirel Rădoi, Romanian footballer
1981
Huo Siyan, Chinese actress
1980
Mate Bilić, Croatian footballer
1980
Pedro Liriano, Dominican baseball player
1979
Ramón Castro, Venezuelan baseball player
1979
Simon Davies, Welsh footballer
1979
Prabhas,Telugu film actor
1979
Jorge Solís, Mexican boxer
1979
Bud Smith, American baseball player
1978
Jimmy Bullard, English footballer
1978
Steve Harmison, English cricketer and sportscaster
1978
John Lackey, American baseball player
1978
Archie Thompson, New Zealand-Australian footballer
1977
Brad Haddin, Australian cricketer
1977
Alex Tudor, English cricketer and coach
1976
Cat Deeley, English model, actress, and television host
1976
Sergio Diduch, Argentine footballer
1976
Ryan Reynolds, Canadian-American actor and producer
1975
Jessicka, American singer-songwriter
1975
Michelle Beadle, American sportscaster
1975
Odalys García, Cuban actress
1975
Phillip Gillespie, Australian cricket umpire
1975
Yoon Son-ha, South Korean actress and singer
1975
Keith Van Horn, American basketball player
1975
Manuela Velasco, Spanish actress
1974
Aravind Adiga, Indian journalist and author
1974
Beatrice Faumuina, New Zealand discus thrower
1974
Sander Westerveld, Dutch footballer
1974
Christine Yoshikawa, Canadian pianist
1973
Christian Dailly, Scottish footballer
1972
Kate del Castillo, Mexican actress
1972
Tiffeny Milbrett, American soccer player
1972
Dominika Paleta, Polish-Mexican actress
1972
Eduardo Paret, Cuban baseball player
1972
Bryan Pratt, American lawyer and politician
1972
Jasmin St. Claire, Virigin Islander-American actress
1972
Jimmy Wayne, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1971
Carlo Forlivesi, Italian-Japanese composer and scholar
1971
Chris Horner, American cyclist
1970
Matthew Barzun, American diplomat, United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom
1970
Grant Imahara, American television presenter and engineer
1970
Kenji Nomura, Japanese voice actor
1970
Zoe Wiseman, American model and photographer
1969
Dolly Buster, Czech film producer and director, actress and author
1969
Trudi Canavan, Australian author and illustrator
1969
Bill O'Brien, American football player and coach
1969
Brooke Theiss, American actress
1967
Dale Crover, American singer-songwriter, drummer, and producer
1967
Omar Linares, Cuban baseball player
1967
Walt Flanagan, American actor and illustrator
1967
Jaime Yzaga, Peruvian tennis player
1966
Alex Zanardi, Italian race car driver and cyclist
1965
Augusten Burroughs, American author and screenwriter
1965
Al Leiter, American baseball player and sportscaster
1964
Anabell López, Cuban singer
1964
Robert Trujillo, American bass player and songwriter
1964
Eddy Cue, American computer scientist and businessman
1963
Gordon Korman, Canadian-American author
1963
Rashidi Yekini, Nigerian Footballer
1962
Doug Flutie, American football player, sportscaster, and drummer
1961
Laurie Halse Anderson, American author
1961
Vinicio Gómez, Guatamalan politician (d. 2008)
1961
Andoni Zubizarreta, Spanish footballer and sportscaster
1960
Mirwais Ahmadzaï, Swiss-French keyboard player, songwriter, and producer
1960
Katoucha Niane, French model and actress (d. 2008)
1960
Randy Pausch, American author and academic (d. 2008)
1960
Wayne Rainey, American motorcycle racer
1959
Nancy Grace, American lawyer and journalist
1959
Sam Raimi, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1959
"Weird Al" Yankovic, American singer-songwriter, comedian, and actor
1958
Michael Eric Dyson, American activist, author, and academic
1958
Rose Nabinger, German singer
1958
Frank Schaffer, German sprinter
1957
Paul Kagame, Rwandan soldier and politician, 6th President of Rwanda
1957
Graham Rix, English footballer and coach
1956
Adam Nawałka, Polish football player and manager
1956
Dianne Reeves, American singer
1956
Dwight Yoakam, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
1954
Ang Lee, Taiwanese-American director, producer, and screenwriter
1953
Taner Akçam, Turkish sociologist and historian
1953
Joaquín Lavín, Chilean politician and economist
1952
Pierre Moerlen, French drummer (Gong) (d. 2005)
1952
Ken Tipton, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1951
Charly García, Argentine singer-songwriter and keyboard player
1951
Ángel de Andrés López, Spanish actor (d. 2016)
1951
Fatmir Sejdiu, Kosovan academic and politician, 2nd President of Kosovo
1951
David Wills, American country music singer-songwriter and guitarist
1950
Maths O. Sundqvist, Swedish businessman (d. 2012)
1949
Krešimir Ćosić, Croatian soldier and politician
1949
Oscar Martínez, Argentine theater actor
1949
Nick Tosches, American journalist, author, and poet
1949
Würzel, English singer and guitarist (d. 2011)
1948
Hermann Hauser, Austrian-English businessman, co-founded Acorn Computers and Olivetti Research Laboratory
1948
Gerry Robinson, Irish-born British businessman, arts patron and television personality
1948
Brian Ross, American journalist
1948
Jordi Sabatés, Spanish musician
1947
Abdel Aziz al-Rantisi, co-founder of the Palestinian movement Hamas
1947
Kazimierz Deyna, Polish footballer (d. 1989)
1947
Greg Ridley, English bass player (d. 2003)
1946
Graeme Barker, English archaeologist and academic
1946
Alicia Borinsky, Argentine writer
1946
Mel Martínez, American lawyer and politician, 12th United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
1946
Miklós Németh, Hungarian javelin thrower
1945
Maggi Hambling, English sculptor and painter
1945
Kim Larsen, Danish singer-songwriter and guitarist (Gasolin')
1945
Graça Machel, Mozambican politician and humanitarian
1945
Ernie Watts, American saxophonist
1945
Maury Yeston, American composer, lyricist, and music theorist
1944
Mike Harding, English singer-songwriter and comedian
1943
Alida Chelli, Italian actress and singer (d. 2012)
1942
Michael Crichton, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2008)
1942
Douglas Dunn, Scottish poet, critic, and academic
1942
Bernd Erdmann, German footballer and manager
1942
Anita Roddick, English businesswoman and activist, founded The Body Shop (d. 2007)
1941
René Metge, French rally driver
1941
Colin Milburn, English cricketer (d. 1990)
1941
Igor Smirnov, Moldovan engineer and politician, 1st President of Transnistria
1940
Ellie Greenwich, American singer-songwriter and producer (The Raindrops) (d. 2009)
1940
Jane Holzer, American model, actress, producer, and art collector
1940
Pelé, Brazilian footballer and actor
1939
Charlie Foxx, American R&B/soul singer and guitarist (d. 1998)
1939
C. V. Vigneswaran, Sri Lankan lawyer, judge, and politician, 1st Chief Minister of the Northern Province
1938
Alan G`ilzean, Scottish footballer and manager (d. 2018)
1937
Johnny Carroll, American rockabilly musician (d. 1995)
1937
Carlos Lamarca, Brazilian captain (d. 1971)
1937
Deven Verma, Indian actor, director, and producer (d. 2014)
1936
Charles Goodhart, English economist and academic
1936
Philip Kaufman, American director, producer, and screenwriter
1935
Chi-Chi Rodríguez, Puerto Rican-American golfer
1935
JacSue Kehoe, American neuroscientist
1934
Caitro Soto, Afro-Peruvian musician (d. 2004)
1933
Carol Fran, American singer-songwriter and pianist
1933
Carlos Lemos Simmonds, sixth Vice President of Columbia (d. 2003)
1932
Vasily Belov, Russian novelist, poet and playwright (d. 2012)
1931
Jim Bunning, American baseball player and politician (d. 2017)
1931
William P. Clark, Jr., American judge and politician, 12th United States National Security Advisor (d. 2013)
1931
Diana Dors, English actress (d. 1984)
1930
Luis Alarcón, Chilean actor
1930
Unto Mononen, Finnish musician (d. 1968)
1929
Shamsur Rahman, Bangladeshi poet and journalist (d. 2006)
1927
Sonny Criss, American saxophonist and composer (d. 1977)
1927
Dezső Gyarmati, Hungarian water polo player and coach (d. 2013)
1927
Leszek Kołakowski, Polish-English historian and philosopher (d. 2009)
1925
Johnny Carson, American comedian and talk show host (d. 2005)
1925
Manos Hatzidakis, Greek composer and theorist (d. 1994)
1925
Fred Shero, Canadian-American ice hockey player and coach (d. 1990)
1924
Arthur Brittenden, English journalist (d. 2015)
1923
Aslam Farrukhi, Indian-Pakistani linguist, author, and scholar (d. 2016)
1923
Ned Rorem, American composer and author
1923
Frank Sutton, American actor (d. 1974)
1922
Jean Barker, Baroness Trumpington, English politician (d. 2018)
1922
Coleen Gray, American actress (d. 2015)
1922
Chris Alcaide, American actor (d. 2004)
1920
Ted Fujita, Japanese-American meteorologist and academic (d. 1998)
1920
Bob Montana, American illustrator (d. 1975)
1920
Gianni Rodari, Italian writer (d. 1980)
1920
Vern Stephens, American baseball player (d. 1968)
1919
Manolis Andronikos, Greek archaeologist and academic (d. 1992)
1918
Augusta Dabney, American actress (d. 2008)
1918
James Daly, American actor (d. 1978)
1918
Paul Rudolph, American architect and academic, designed the Lippo Centre (d. 1997)
1915
Simo Puupponen, Finnish writer (d. 1967)
1911
Jack Keller, American hurdler (d. 1978)
1910
Richard Mortensen, Danish painter and educator (d. 1993)
1910
Hayden Rorke, American actor (d. 1987)
1909
Zellig Harris, American linguist and methodologist (d. 1992)
1908
František Douda, Czech shot putter (d. 1990)
1908
Ilya Frank, Russian physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1990)
1905
Felix Bloch, Swiss physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1983)
1905
Yen Chia-kan, Chinese lawyer and politician, President of the Republic of China (d. 1993)
1905
Gertrude Ederle, American swimmer (d. 2003)
1904
Harvey Penick, American golfer and coach (d. 1995)
1902
Robert Eberan von Eberhorst, Austrian engineer (d. 1982)
1902
Luther Evans, American political scientist and politician (d. 1981)
1900
Douglas Jardine, Indian-English cricketer and lawyer (d. 1958)
1899
Bernt Balchen, Norwegian aviator (d. 1973)
1897
John Baker, English air marshal (d. 1978)
1897
Juan Ignacio Luca de Tena, Spanish writer (d. 1975)
1896
André Lévêque, French soldier and engineer (d. 1930)
1896
Lilyan Tashman, American actress (d. 1934)
1894
Rube Bressler, American baseball player (d. 1966)
1894
Emma Vyssotsky, American astronomer and academic (d. 1975)
1892
Speckled Red, American blues/boogie-woogie piano player and singer-songwriter (d. 1973)
1888
Onésime Gagnon, Canadian scholar and politician, 20th Lieutenant Governor of Quebec (d. 1961)
1885
Lawren Harris, Canadian painter and educator (d. 1970)
1883
Hugo Wast, Argentine writer (d. 1962)
1880
Dominikus Böhm, German architect (d. 1955)
1880
Una O'Connor, Irish-American actress and singer (d. 1959)
1876
Franz Schlegelberger, German judge and politician, Reich Ministry of Justice (d. 1970)
1875
Gilbert N. Lewis, American chemist and academic (d. 1946)
1874
Charles Kilpatrick, American runner and educator (d. 1921)
1873
William D. Coolidge, American physicist and engineer (d. 1975)
1870
Francis Kelley, Canadian-American bishop (d. 1948)
1869
John Heisman, American football player and coach (d. 1936)
1865
Neltje Blanchan, American historian and author (d. 1918)
1863
Mirko Breyer, Croatian writer, bibliographer, antiquarian, and one of the notable alleged and false victims of the Stara Gradiška concentration camp (d. 1946)
1857
Juan Luna, Filipino painter and sculptor (d. 1899)
1844
Sarah Bernhardt, French actress (d. 1923)
1844
Robert Bridges, English poet and playwright (d. 1930)
1837
Moritz Kaposi, Hungarian dermatologist (d. 1902)
1835
Adlai Stevenson I, American lawyer and politician, 23rd Vice President of the United States (d. 1914)
1822
Gustav Spörer, German astronomer (d. 1895)
1817
Pierre Larousse, French lexicographer and author (d. 1875)
1815
João Maurício Vanderlei, Baron of Cotejipe, Brazilian politician (d. 1889)
1813
Ludwig Leichhardt, German-Australian explorer (d. 1848)
1805
John Russell Bartlett, American linguist and historian (d. 1886)
1801
Albert Lortzing, German singer-songwriter and actor (d. 1851)
1796
Stefano Franscini, Swiss statistician and politician (d. 1857)
1790
Chauncey Allen Goodrich, American minister, lexicographer, and educator (d. 1860)
1766
Emmanuel de Grouchy, Marquis de Grouchy, French general (d. 1847)
1762
Samuel Morey, American engineer (d. 1843)
1715
Peter II, Russian emperor (tsarevich) (d. 1730)
1713
Pieter Burman the Younger, Dutch philologist, poet, and educator (d. 1778)
1705
Maximilian Ulysses Browne, Austrian field marshal (d. 1757)
1698
Ange-Jacques Gabriel, French architect, designed the École Militaire (d. 1782)
1654
Johann Bernhard Staudt, Austrian composer (d. 1712)
1634
Hedwig Eleonora of Holstein-Gottorp, Swedish queen (d. 1715)
1516
Charlotte of Valois, French princess (d. 1524)
1491
Ignatius of Loyola, Catholic priest (d. 1556)
1255
Ferdinand de la Cerda, Spanish noble (d. 1275)
1006
Wen Yanbo, Chinese grand chancellor (d. 1097)

Deaths On This Day

2018
Todd Reid, Australian tennis player (b. 1984)
2017
Walter Lassally, German cinematographer (b. 1926)
2016
Jack Chick, American cartoonist and publisher (b. 1924)
2016
Wim van der Voort, Dutch speed skater (b. 1923)
2016
Pete Burns, English singer-songwriter (b. 1959)
2015
Leon Bibb, American-Canadian singer (b. 1922)
2015
Roger De Clerck, Belgian businessman (b. 1924)
2015
Jim Roberts, Canadian-American ice hockey player and coach (b. 1940)
2015
Fred Sands, American businessman and philanthropist, co-founded the Museum of Contemporary Art (b. 1938)
2014
Ghulam Azam, Bangladeshi politician (b. 1922)
2014
John Bramlett, American football player (b. 1941)
2014
Bernard Mayes, English-American journalist and academic (b. 1929)
2014
Joan Quigley, American astrologer and author (b. 1927)
2014
Tullio Regge, Italian physicist and academic (b. 1931)
2014
Alvin Stardust, English singer and actor (b. 1942)
2013
Wes Bialosuknia, American basketball player (b. 1945)
2013
Anthony Caro, English sculptor and academic (b. 1924)
2013
Niall Donohue, Irish hurler (b. 1990)
2013
Gypie Mayo, English guitarist and songwriter (Dr. Feelgood and The Yardbirds) (b. 1951)
2013
Bill Mazer, Ukrainian-American journalist and sportscaster (b. 1920)
2012
William Joel Blass, American lawyer and politician (b. 1917)
2012
Wilhelm Brasse, Polish photographer (b. 1917)
2012
Roland de la Poype, French soldier and pilot (b. 1920)
2012
Sunil Gangopadhyay, Indian author and poet (b. 1934)
2012
Michael Marra, Scottish singer-songwriter (b. 1952)
2011
Herbert A. Hauptman, American chemist and mathematician, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1917)
2011
Marco Simoncelli, Italian motorcycle racer (b. 1987)
2010
Fran Crippen, American swimmer (b. 1984)
2010
Stanley Tanger, American businessman and philanthropist, founded the Tanger Factory Outlet Centers (b. 1923)
2009
Lou Jacobi, Canadian-American actor (b. 1913)
2008
Kevin Finnegan, English boxer (b. 1948)
2007
John Ilhan, Turkish-Australian businessman, founded Crazy John's (b. 1965)
2007
Lim Goh Tong, Malaysian-Chinese businessman (b. 1918)
2006
Lebo Mathosa, South African singer (Boom Shaka) (b. 1977)
2005
William Hootkins, American actor (b. 1948)
2005
John Muth, American economist and academic (b. 1930)
2005
Stella Obasanjo, Nigerian wife of Olusegun Obasanjo, 10th First Lady of Nigeria (b. 1945)
2004
Robert Merrill, American actor and singer (b. 1919)
2004
Bill Nicholson, English footballer, coach, and manager (b. 1919)
2003
Tony Capstick, English actor and singer (b. 1944)
2003
Soong Mei-ling, Chinese wife of Chiang Kai-shek, 2nd First Lady of the Republic of China (b. 1898)
2002
Adolph Green, American playwright and songwriter (b. 1915)
2001
Josh Kirby, English illustrator (b. 1928)
2001
Daniel Wildenstein, French art dealer and historian (b. 1917)
2000
Yokozuna, American wrestler (b. 1966)
1999
Eric Reece, Australian politician, 32nd Premier of Tasmania (b. 1909)
1998
Barnett Slepian, American physician (b. 1946)
1997
Bert Haanstra, Dutch director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1916)
1996
Bob Grim, American baseball player (b. 1930)
1994
Robert Lansing, American actor (b. 1928)
1990
Thomas Williams, American author and academic (b. 1926)
1989
Armida, Mexican-American actress, singer, and dancer (b. 1911)
1988
Asashio Tarō III, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 46th Yokozuna (b. 1929)
1986
Edward Adelbert Doisy, American biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1893)
1984
Oskar Werner, Austrian-German actor (b. 1922)
1983
Jessica Savitch, American journalist (b. 1947)
1978
Maybelle Carter, American singer and autoharp player (Carter Family) (b. 1909)
1964
Frank Luther Mott, American historian and journalist (b. 1886)
1959
George Bouzianis, Greek painter (b. 1885)
1959
Gerda Lundequist, Swedish actress (b. 1871)
1957
Christian Dior, French fashion designer, founded Christian Dior S.A. (b. 1905)
1953
Adrien de Noailles, French son of Jules Charles Victurnien de Noailles (b. 1869)
1950
Al Jolson, Lithuanian-American actor and singer (b. 1886)
1944
Charles Glover Barkla, English-Scottish physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1877)
1944
Hana Brady, Czech holocaust victim (b. 1931)
1943
Wakashima Gonshirō, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 21st Yokozuna (b. 1876)
1942
Ralph Rainger, American pianist and composer (b. 1901)
1939
Zane Grey, American dentist and author (b. 1872)
1935
Charles Demuth, American painter and educator (b. 1883)
1921
John Boyd Dunlop, Scottish businessman, founded Dunlop Rubber (b. 1840)
1917
Eugène Grasset, Swiss illustrator (b. 1845)
1916
Richard McFadden, Scottish footballer and soldier (b. 1889)
1915
W. G. Grace, English cricketer and physician (b. 1848)
1910
Chulalongkorn, Thai king (b. 1853)
1893
Alexander of Battenberg (b. 1857)
1885
Charles S. West, American lawyer, jurist, and politician, Secretary of State of Texas (b. 1829)
1872
Théophile Gautier, French journalist, author, and poet (b. 1811)
1869
Edward Smith-Stanley, 14th Earl of Derby, English lawyer and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1799)
1867
Franz Bopp, German linguist and academic (b. 1791)
1774
Michel Benoist, French missionary and astronomer (b. 1715)
1764
Emmanuel-Auguste de Cahideuc, Comte Dubois de la Motte, French admiral (b. 1683)
1730
Anne Oldfield, English actress (b. 1683)
1688
Charles du Fresne, sieur du Cange, French philologist and historian (b. 1610)
1616
Leonhard Hutter, German theologian and academic (b. 1563)
1590
Bernardino de Sahagún, Spanish-born Franciscan, compiler of the Florentine Codex of Aztecs history in Mexico (b. 1499)
1581
Michael Neander, German mathematician and astronomer (b. 1529)
1550
Tiedemann Giese, Polish bishop (b. 1480)
1456
John of Capistrano, Italian priest and saint (b. 1386)
1157
Sweyn III, Danish king (b. c. 1125)
1134
Abu al-Salt, Andalusian polymath
949
Yōzei, Japanese emperor (b. 869)
945
Hyejong of Goryeo, Korean king (b. 912)
930
Daigo, Japanese emperor (b. 885)
902
Ibrahim II of Ifriqiya, Aghlabid emir (b. 850)
891
Yazaman al-Khadim, Abbasid general and politician
877
Ignatios of Constantinople, Byzantine patriarch (b. 797)
42 BC
Marcus Junius Brutus the Younger, Roman general and politician (b. 85 BC)

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