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On This Day in History:  October 24

October 24 is the 297th day of the year (298th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 68 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2019
Northern Michigan father of 7 claims $80M Powerball lottery jackpot. A northern Michigan father of seven and grandfather of 21 was revealed Wednesday as the winner of an $80 million Powerball jackpot.
2018
$1.537 billion Mega Millions jackpot won by 1 ticket sold in South Carolina. The largest lottery jackpot the world has ever seen has been won Tuesday night by a single lottery ticket sold in South Carolina.
2017
Multi-state Mega Millions lottery game changing this week. Later this week, the multi-state Mega Millions lottery game will undergo changes — including a price hike — designed to increase jackpots and make them grow faster.
2016
Trying to teach husband not to buy lottery tickets, woman wins $1 million. An Asheville area woman hit it big, and you might say she got "schooled" by the North Carolina Education Lottery.
2016
Massachusetts man hits $4 million lottery jackpot on a $10 bet. A Massachusetts man will be receiving lottery riches for the next 20 years after turning a $10 bet into a $4 million lottery jackpot.
2016
Man wanted for stealing lottery scratch tickets twice. Police are searching for a man who they believe stole Washington Lottery scratch tickets twice this month.
2014
Massachusetts man is lucky for two lifetimes. Luck struck twice for a Norwood, Massachusetts, man who found out his lottery ticket had the winning numbers in this week's Lucky For Life drawing — then realized, minutes later, that he had another ticket with the same number.
2012
Iowan gets probation for stealing lottery tickets. A former Kanawha, Iowa, convenience store worker has been given a deferred judgment after stealing lottery tickets from her employer.
2012
Trial begins for man linked to double-murder by lottery tickets. A Chicago man accused of fatally shooting a cashier and customer inside a Southwest Side convenience store in 2005 "almost got away with it," but a trail that started with lottery tickets he'd purchased moments before the killings ultimately led police to him, prosecutors said Tuesday as the man's double-murder trial got underway.
2009
N.H. man turns lottery losses into 1,500 wins. A 64-year-old retiree from Salem, New Hampshire, has collected more than 1,500 prizes including food, gift certificates and other goodies under the state lottery's "Replay" program, which gives losing lottery tickets a second chance to win.
2006
Powerball lottery jackpot climbs to $70 million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Saturday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $70 million, with a cash option of $32.6 million.
2006
$45 million Calif. SuperLotto winner claims jackpot. The holder of a $45 million California SuperLotto Plus ticket, which was purchased at a Calabasas Shell station, came forward Monday, lottery officials said.
2006
Minn. Lottery chief named head of North American association. Executive Director Clint Harris of the Minnesota State Lottery has been elected president of the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries.
2006
N.J. police warn of lottery scams. Police are reminding residents to be wary of so-called international lottery scams in which large sums are promised but require recipients to send money before they can claim their prize.
2006
N.C. Lottery starts Pick 5 game Friday. The North Carolina Education Lottery turns seven months old next week, and its players will continue to try and cash in with the new Carolina Cash 5 game, to be released Friday.
2006
$55 million Mega Millions lottery jackpot claimed by immigrant couple. An immigrant couple from Laos who now live in the Seattle area have claimed a $55 million Mega Millions jackpot.
2005
Mega Millions lottery jackpot rises to $128 million. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery has grown to $128 million.
2005
Lottery 'syndicate' is a pyramid scam. Tony Hetherington of This is Money (UK) replies to a reader's letter about Global Lotto, a lottery pyramid scheme.
2005
Tennessee $1 Million Lottery Winner Will "Stay The Same". The Tennessee Lottery's latest winner of $1 million was jubilant after winning, but says the big prize won't mean any dramatic changes in her life.
2005
Nebraska cashes in on record lottery sales. Over the 10 weeks it took to amass the record $340 million jackpot, Nebraska profited about $2.1 million for education, environmental and State Fair trust funds.
2005
Powerball lottery 'winner' turns coy. A self-employed landscape contractor who says he won the record $340 million jackpot repeated that the family would talk to reporters Tuesday after meeting with a financial adviser.
2003
Aspiring actress and fiancé win half of $99 million Calif. lottery. An aspiring actress and her fiancé, a Navy man, claimed half of the $99 million dollar Superlotto jackpot from Wednesday's draw.
2003
New Michigan lottery games to start Monday, but controversy arises. A group on Thursday said it is opposing Monday's kickoff of two new Michigan lottery games because the games might let Indian casinos stop paying the state a share of their profits.
2003
Home-schooling advocates debate legality of lottery. State Attorney General Paul Summers has been asked to rule if Tennessee's lottery-funded scholarship program is unconstitutional for making home-schooled students meet higher standards to receive a scholarship than formally educated students.
2003
House approves spending unclaimed lottery jackpot on colleges. The Florida Legislature voted unanimously Thursday to direct $30 million from an unclaimed lottery jackpot to community colleges and state universities.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$602.5 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 24, 2018
2.€177.73 Million
US$247.84 Million
Draw Date
Oct 30, 2010
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.$191.1 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 25, 2017
6.$190 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 25, 2003
7.€162.31 Million
US$176.63 Million
Draw Date
Oct 25, 2016
8.$173 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 26, 2011
9.$164 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 26, 2016
10.€113 Million
US$142.93 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Oct 27, 2006
11.$130 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 26, 2019
12.$128 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Oct 25, 2005
13.$125 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 25, 2014
14.$118 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Oct 26, 2010
15.$117 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Oct 27, 2015
16.€90 Million
US$116.38 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Oct 26, 2012
17.€77 Million
US$113.79 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Oct 30, 2009
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.$93 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Oct 25, 2019
21.$90 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 24, 2012
22.$84 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 26, 2002
23.€71 Million
US$80.87 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Oct 26, 2018
24.€64 Million
US$75.27 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Oct 24, 2017
25.$72 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 27, 2010

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1992
Saturday, Oct 24, 1992
27 years old
1978
Tuesday, Oct 24, 1978
41 years old
1976
Sunday, Oct 24, 1976
43 years old
1974
Thursday, Oct 24, 1974
45 years old
1966
Monday, Oct 24, 1966
53 years old
1961
Tuesday, Oct 24, 1961
58 years old
1961
Tuesday, Oct 24, 1961
58 years old
1960
Monday, Oct 24, 1960
59 years old
1957
Thursday, Oct 24, 1957
62 years old
1954
Sunday, Oct 24, 1954
65 years old
1953
Saturday, Oct 24, 1953
66 years old
1947
Friday, Oct 24, 1947
72 years old
1945
Wednesday, Oct 24, 1945
74 years old
(year not provided)
(year not provided)

Worldwide Events On This Day

2016
A French surveillance aircraft flying to Libya crashes on takeoff in Malta, killing all five people on board.
2015
A driver crashes into the Oklahoma State Homecoming parade, killing four people and injuring 34.
2014
The China National Space Administration launches an experimental lunar mission, Chang'e 5-T1, which will loop behind the Moon and return to Earth.
2008
"Bloody Friday" saw many of the world's stock exchanges experience the worst declines in their history, with drops of around 10% in most indices.
2007
Chang'e 1, the first satellite in the Chinese Lunar Exploration Program, is launched from Xichang Satellite Launch Center.
2005
Hurricane Wilma makes landfall in Florida, resulting in 35 direct and 26 indirect fatalities and causing $20.6B USD in damage.
2004
Arsenal Football Club loses to Manchester United, ending a row of unbeaten matches at 49 matches, which is the record in the Premier League.
2003
Concorde makes its last commercial flight.
2002
Police arrest spree killers John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo, ending the Beltway sniper attacks in the area around Washington, D.C.
1998
Deep Space 1 is launched to explore the asteroid belt and test new spacecraft technologies.
1992
The Toronto Blue Jays become the first Major League Baseball team based outside the United States to win the World Series.
1990
Italian prime minister Giulio Andreotti reveals to the Italian parliament the existence of Gladio, the Italian NATO force formed in 1956, intended to be activated in the event of a Warsaw Pact invasion.
1986
Nezar Hindawi is sentenced to 45 years in prison, the longest sentence handed down by a British court, for the attempted bombing of an El Al flight at Heathrow Airport.
1980
The government of Poland legalizes the Solidarity trade union.
1975
In Iceland, 90% of women take part in a national strike, refusing to work in protest of gender inequality.
1964
Northern Rhodesia gains independence from the United Kingdom and becomes Zambia.
1963
An oxygen leak from an R-9 Desna missile at the Baikonur Cosmodrome triggers a fire that kills seven people.
1960
A ballistic missile explodes on the launch pad in the Soviet Union, killing over 100 people.
1957
The United States Air Force starts the X-20 Dyna-Soar manned space program.
1956
At the request of the Stalinist regime of Ernő Gerő, a massive Soviet force invades Budapest during the Hungarian Revolution. Imre Nagy is reinstalled as Prime Minister.
1954
President Eisenhower pledges United States support to South Vietnam.
1949
The cornerstone of the United Nations Headquarters is laid.
1947
Famed animator Walt Disney testifies before the House Un-American Activities Committee, naming Disney employees he believes to be communists.
1946
A camera on board the V-2 No. 13 rocket takes the first photograph of earth from outer space.
1945
The United Nations Charter comes into effect.
1944
World War II: Japan's center force is temporarily repulsed in the Battle of Leyte Gulf.
1931
The George Washington Bridge opens to public traffic over the Hudson River.
1930
A bloodless coup d'état in Brazil ends the First Republic, replacing it with the Vargas Era.
1929
"Black Thursday" on the New York Stock Exchange.
1926
Harry Houdini's last performance takes place at the Garrick Theatre in Detroit.
1917
First World War: Italy suffers a disastrous defeat on the Austro-Italian front.
1912
First Balkan War: The Battle of Kirk Kilisse concludes with a Bulgarian victory against the Ottoman Empire.
1912
First Balkan War: The Battle of Kumanovo concludes with the Serbian victory against the Ottoman Empire.
1911
Orville Wright remains in the air nine minutes and 45 seconds in a glider at Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina.
1902
Guatemala's Santa María Volcano begins to erupt, becoming the third-largest eruption of the 20th century.
1901
Annie Edson Taylor becomes the first person to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel.
1889
Henry Parkes delivers the Tenterfield Oration, effectively starting the federation process in Australia.
1871
An estimated 17 to 20 Chinese immigrants are lynched in Los Angeles, California.
1861
The first transcontinental telegraph line across the United States is completed.
1857
Sheffield F.C., the world's oldest association football club still in operation, is founded in England.
1851
William Lassell discovers the moons Umbriel and Ariel orbiting Uranus.
1812
Napoleonic Wars: The Battle of Maloyaroslavets takes place near Moscow.
1795
Poland is completely consumed by Russia, Prussia and Austria.
1648
The Peace of Westphalia is signed, marking the end of the Thirty Years' War.
1641
Felim O'Neill of Kinard, the leader of the Irish Rebellion, issues his Proclamation of Dungannon, justifying the uprising and declaring continued loyalty to Charles I.
1590
John White, the governor of the second Roanoke Colony, returns to England after an unsuccessful search for the "lost" colonists.
1360
The Treaty of Brétigny is ratified, marking the end of the first phase of the Hundred Years' War.
1260
Chartres Cathedral is dedicated in the presence of King Louis IX of France.
AD 69
In the Second Battle of Bedriacum, troops loyal to Vespasian defeat those of Emperor Vitellius.

Births On This Day

1998
Daya, American singer
1997
Claudia Fragapane, English gymnast
1996
Kyla Ross, American gymnast
1995
Vincent Leuluai, Australian rugby league player
1994
Krystal, American-South Korean singer, dancer, and actress
1994
Tereza Martincová, Czech tennis player
1994
Jalen Ramsey, American football player
1993
Nabil Jeffri, Malaysian race car driver
1992
Marrion Gopez, Filipino actor, singer, and dancer
1991
Torstein Andersen Aase, Norwegian footballer
1991
Marek Bednar, Slovak ice hockey player
1991
Bojan Dubljević, Montenegrin basketball player
1990
Peyton Siva, American basketball player
1990
Mohammed Jahfali, Saudi Arabia international footballer
1990
Jake Knott, American football linebacker
1990
Elijah Greer, American male middle-distance runner
1990
Danilo Petrucci, Italian motorcycle racer
1990
İlkay Gündoğan, German footballer
1989
Will Bruin, American footballer
1989
Anderson Conceição, Brazilian footballer
1989
Eric Hosmer, American baseball player
1989
PewDiePie, Swedish YouTuber
1989
Eliza Taylor, Australian actress
1988
Mitch Inman, Australian rugby player
1988
Christopher Linke, German race walker
1988
Demont Mitchell, Bahamian footballer
1987
Anthony Vanden Borre, Belgian footballer
1987
Charlie White, American figure skater
1986
Drake, Canadian rapper and actor
1986
John Ruddy, English footballer
1985
Robert Cornthwaite, English-Australian footballer
1985
Matthew Robinson, Australian snowboarder (d. 2014)
1985
Wayne Rooney, English footballer
1985
Oscar Wendt, Swedish footballer
1984
Lougee Basabas, Filipino singer-songwriter
1984
Jonas Gustavsson, Swedish ice hockey player
1984
Kaela Kimura, Japanese singer-songwriter
1983
Adrienne Bailon, American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress
1983
Chris Colabello, American baseball player
1983
Hernán Garin, Argentinian footballer
1983
Michael Gordon, Australian rugby league player
1983
Brian Vickers, American race car driver
1982
Fairuz Fauzy, Malaysian race car driver
1982
Macay McBride, American baseball player
1981
Kemal Aslan, Turkish footballer
1981
Sebastián Bueno, Argentinian footballer
1981
Fredrik Mikkelsen, Norwegian guitarist and composer
1981
Tila Tequila, Singaporean-American model, actress, and singer
1981
Alfred Vargas, Filipino actor and politician
1980
Monica, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress
1980
Matthew Amoah, Ghanaian footballer
1980
Kerrin McEvoy, Australian jockey
1980
Zac Posen, American fashion designer
1980
Christian Vander, German footballer
1980
Casey Wilson, American actress and screenwriter
1979
Ben Gillies, Australian drummer and songwriter
1979
Marijonas Petravičius, Lithuanian basketball player
1978
Carlos Edwards, Trinidadian footballer
1978
James Hopes, Australian cricketer
1977
Iván Kaviedes, Ecuadoran footballer
1976
Matteo Mazzantini, Italian rugby player
1976
Petar Stoychev, Bulgarian swimmer
1975
Juan Pablo Ángel, Colombian footballer
1975
Frank Seator, Liberian footballer (d. 2013)
1974
Gábor Babos, Hungarian footballer
1974
Corey Dillon, American football player
1974
Wilton Guerrero, Dominican baseball player and scout
1974
Jamal Mayers, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster
1974
Joakim Nätterqvist, Swedish actor
1973
Meelis Friedenthal, Estonian author and academic
1973
Levi Leipheimer, American cyclist
1973
Jackie McNamara, Scottish footballer and manager
1973
Laura Veirs, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1973
Jeff Wilson, New Zealand rugby player, cricketer, and radio host
1972
Pat Williams, American football player and coach
1972
Jeremy Wright, English lawyer and politician, Attorney General for England and Wales
1971
Aaron Bailey, American football wide receiver
1971
Gustavo Jorge, Argentina international rugby union player
1971
Zephyr Teachout, American academic
1971
Diane Guthrie-Gresham, Jamaican track and field athlete
1971
Caprice Bourret, American model and actress
1970
Rob Leslie-Carter, English field hockey player and engineer
1970
Jeff Mangum, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1969
Emma Donoghue, Irish-Canadian author
1968
Francisco Clavet, Spanish tennis player
1968
Mark Walton, American voice actor and illustrator
1968
Robert Wilonsky, American journalist and critic
1967
Ian Bishop, Trinidadian cricketer and sportscaster
1967
Olo Brown, Samoan-New Zealand rugby player
1967
Jacqueline McKenzie, Australian actress
1967
Esther McVey, English television host and politician
1966
Roman Abramovich, Russian businessman and politician
1966
Simon Danczuk, English academic and politician
1965
Kyriakos Velopoulos, German-Greek journalist and politician
1964
Rosana Arbelo, Spanish singer-songwriter and guitarist
1964
Paul Bonwick, Canadian businessman and politician
1964
Grant Gee, English film maker, photographer, cinematographer
1964
Dmitri Gorkov, Russian footballer and manager
1964
Janele Hyer-Spencer, American lawyer and politician
1964
Ray LeBlanc, American ice hockey player
1964
Doug Lee, American basketball player
1964
Paul Vigay, English computer programmer (d. 2009)
1963
Mark Grant, American baseball player and sportscaster
1963
John Hendrie, Scottish footballer and manager
1962
Yves Bertucci, French footballer and manager
1962
Dave Blaney, American race car driver
1962
Ian Dalziel, English footballer and manager
1962
Jonathan Davies, Welsh rugby player and television host
1962
Debbie Googe, English bass player and songwriter
1962
Andrea Horwath, Canadian politician
1962
Gibby Mbasela, Zambian footballer (d. 2000)
1962
Mark Miller, American motorcycle racer
1962
Jay Novacek, American football player and coach
1961
Mary Bono, American gymnast and politician
1961
Bruce Castor, American lawyer and politician
1960
Dennis Anderson, American monster truck driver
1960
Ian Baker-Finch, Australian golfer and sportscaster
1960
Jaime Garzón, Colombian journalist, lawyer, and activist (d. 1999)
1960
Joachim Winkelhock, German race car driver
1960
BD Wong, American actor
1959
Dominique Baert, French lawyer and politician
1959
Gunnar Bakke, Norwegian banker and politician, 65th Mayor of Bergen
1959
Mike Brewer, American baseball player
1959
Chihiro Fujioka, Japanese director and composer
1959
Michelle Lujan Grisham, American lawyer and politician
1959
Rowland S. Howard, Australian guitarist and songwriter (d. 2009)
1959
Dave Meltzer, American journalist and historian
1959
Shawn Moody, American businessman and politician
1959
Ruth Perednik, English-Israeli psychologist and academic
1959
Denis Troch, French footballer and manager
1959
Annette Vilhelmsen, Danish educator and politician, Danish Minister of Social Affairs
1959
Anthony Waller, English actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1958
Vincent K. Brooks, American general
1958
Chip Hooper, American tennis player and coach
1957
Ron Gardenhire, German-American baseball player and manager
1957
John Kassir, American actor and voice actor
1956
Dale Maharidge, American journalist and author
1956
Jeff Merkley, American businessman and politician
1956
David Stergakos, American-Greek basketball player
1955
Katherine Knight, Australian murderer who skinned her partner and cooked his body parts.
1955
Cheryl Studer, American soprano and actress
1954
Doug Davidson, American actor
1954
Tom Mulcair, Canadian lawyer and politician
1954
Jožo Ráž, Slovak singer-songwriter and bass player
1954
Mike Rounds, American businessman and politician, junior senator from South Dakota
1954
Brad Sherman, American accountant, lawyer, and politician
1954
Malcolm Turnbull, Australian journalist and politician, 29th Prime Minister of Australia
1953
John Barton, English footballer and manager
1953
Charles Colbourn, Canadian computer scientist and mathematician
1953
Christoph Daum, German footballer and manager
1953
Steven Hatfill, American physician and virologist
1953
Jim Pettie, Canadian ice hockey player
1953
Andrew Turner, English academic and politician
1953
David Wright, English keyboard player, songwriter, and producer
1952
Keith Bain, Canadian educator and politician
1952
Francesco Camaldo, Italian priest
1952
Jane Fancher, American author and illustrator
1952
Mark Gray, American country music singer-songwriter and keyboard player (d. 2016)
1952
Peter Smagorinsky, American theorist and educator
1952
Ángel Torres, Dominican baseball player
1952
Reggie Walton, American baseball player
1952
David Weber, American author
1951
George Tsontakis, American composer and conductor
1950
Iggy Arroyo, Filipino lawyer and politician (d. 2012)
1950
Karen Austin, American actress
1950
Pablove Black, Jamaican singer-songwriter, keyboard player, and producer
1950
Rawly Eastwick, American baseball player
1950
Steven Greenberg, American singer-songwriter and producer
1950
Tom Myers, American football player
1950
Miguel Ángel Pichetto, Argentinian lawyer and politician
1950
Miroslav Sládek, Czech politician
1950
Gabriella Sica, Italian poet and author
1950
Maria Teschler-Nicola, Austrian biologist, anthropologist, and ethnologist
1949
Chester Marcol, American football player
1949
John Markoff, American journalist and author
1949
Keith Rowley, Trinidadian volcanologist and politician, 7th Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago
1949
Stan White, American football player and sportscaster
1948
Phil Bennett, Welsh rugby player
1948
Dale Griffin, English rock drummer and producer (d. 2016)
1948
Barry Ryan, English singer-songwriter
1948
Paul Ryan, English singer-songwriter and producer (d. 1992)
1948
Kweisi Mfume, American lawyer and politician
1947
Kevin Kline, American actor and singer
1946
Jerry Edmonton, Canadian drummer (d. 1993)
1945
Gérald Larose, Canadian educator and union leader
1944
Viktor Prokopenko, Ukrainian footballer and manager (d. 2007)
1944
Bettye Swann, American singer-songwriter
1944
Ted Templeman, American singer, guitarist, and producer
1943
Bill Dundee, Scottish-American wrestler and manager
1943
Phil Hawthorne, Australian rugby player and coach (d. 1994)
1942
Ruthann Aron, American politician
1942
Stephen R. Bloom, English physician and academic
1942
Maggie Blye, American actress (d. 2016)
1942
Ian Collins, Australian footballer and coach
1942
Frank Delaney, Irish journalist and author
1942
Don Francis, American epidemiologist and virologist
1942
Don Gant, American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 1987)
1942
Rafael Cordero Santiago, Puerto Rican politician, 132nd Mayor of Ponce (d. 2004)
1942
Fernando Vallejo, Colombian biologist and author
1941
William H. Dobelle, American medical researcher (d. 2004)
1941
Peter Takeo Okada, Japanese archbishop
1940
Martin Campbell, New Zealand director and producer
1940
Rafał Piszcz, Polish canoe racer (d. 2012)
1940
David Sainsbury, Baron Sainsbury of Turville, English businessman and academic
1940
Yossi Sarid, Israeli politician (d. 2015)
1939
John Adye, English intelligence officer
1939
F. Murray Abraham, American actor
1938
Michael Graydon, English air marshal
1938
Odean Pope, American saxophonist (Catalyst)
1938
Stephen Resnick, American economist and academic (d. 2013)
1937
Miguel Ángel Coria, Spanish composer and educator
1937
Barry Davies, English journalist and sportscaster
1937
Santo Farina, American guitarist and songwriter
1937
John Goetz, American baseball player (d. 2008)
1937
Heribert Offermanns, German chemist and academic
1937
M. Rosaria Piomelli, Italian-American architect and academic
1937
Petar Stipetić, Croatian general
1936
Jüri Arrak, Estonian painter
1936
Jimmy Dawkins, American singer and guitarist (d. 2013)
1936
David Nelson, American actor, singer, director, and producer (d. 2011)
1936
Bill Wyman, English singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer (The Rolling Stones and Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings)
1935
Malcolm Bilson, American pianist, musicologist, and educator
1935
Antonino Calderone, Italian mobster (d. 2013)
1935
Mark Tully, Indian-English journalist and author
1934
John G. Cramer, American physicist and author
1934
Glen Glenn, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1934
Jean-Baptiste Gourion, Algerian-French bishop (d. 2005)
1934
Margie Masters, Australian golfer
1934
Sammy Petrillo, American actor (d. 2009)
1934
Sanger D. Shafer, American singer-songwriter
1933
Reginald Kray, English gangster (d. 2000)
1933
Ronald Kray, English gangster (d. 1995)
1933
Norman Rush, American author and educator
1932
Stephen Covey, American author and educator (d. 2012)
1932
Pierre-Gilles de Gennes, French physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2007)
1932
Adrian Mitchell, English journalist, author, poet, and playwright (d. 2008)
1932
Robert Mundell, Canadian economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
1931
Sofia Gubaidulina, Russian-German pianist and composer
1931
Ken Utsui, Japanese actor (d. 2014)
1930
Jack Angel, American voice actor
1930
The Big Bopper, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1959)
1930
Elaine Feinstein, English poet, author, and playwright
1930
Johan Galtung, Norwegian sociologist and mathematician
1930
James Scott Douglas, English-born Scottish racing driver and 6th Baronet Douglas (d. 1969)
1930
Ahmad Shah of Pahang
1929
Hubert Aquin, Canadian activist, author, and director (d. 1977)
1929
Jim Brosnan, American baseball player and sportscaster (d. 2014)
1929
George Crumb, American composer and educator
1929
Rachel Douglas-Home, 27th Baroness Dacre, English wife of William Douglas-Home (d. 2012)
1929
Yordan Radichkov, Bulgarian author and playwright (d. 2004)
1929
Gustav Ranis, American economist and academic (d. 2013)
1929
Sos Sargsyan, Armenian actor (d. 2013)
1928
George Bullard, American baseball player (d. 2002)
1927
Gilbert Bécaud, French singer-songwriter, pianist, and actor (d. 2001)
1927
Jean-Claude Pascal, French actor and singer (d. 1992)
1927
Barbara Robinson, American author and poet (d. 2013)
1926
Rafael Azcona, Spanish author and screenwriter (d. 2008)
1926
Y. A. Tittle, American football player (d. 2017)
1925
Bob Azzam, Egyptian-Monacan singer (d. 2004)
1925
Luciano Berio, Italian composer and educator (d. 2003)
1925
Al Feldstein, American author and illustrator (d. 2014)
1925
Willie Mabon, American-French singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 1985)
1925
Ken Mackay, Australian cricketer (d. 1982)
1925
Ieng Sary, Vietnamese-Cambodian politician co-founded the Khmer Rouge (d. 2013)
1925
Paul Vaughan, English journalist and radio host (d. 2014)
1924
John Brereton Barlow, South African cardiologist and physician (d. 2008)
1924
Mary Lee, American actress and singer (d. 1996)
1924
Fuat Sezgin, Turkish historian and academic (d. 2018)
1923
Robin Day, English lieutenant and journalist (d. 2000)
1923
Denise Levertov, British-born American poet (d. 1997)
1922
George Miller, American educator and politician, Mayor of Tucson (d. 2014)
1921
Ted Ditchburn, English footballer and manager (d. 2005)
1921
R. K. Laxman, Indian illustrator (d. 2015)
1920
Marcel-Paul Schützenberger, French mathematician and academic (d. 1996)
1919
Frank Piasecki, American engineer and pilot (d. 2008)
1918
Doreen Tovey, English author (d. 2008)
1917
Marie Foster, American activist (d. 2003)
1916
Anne Sharp, Scottish soprano and actress (d. 2011)
1915
Bob Kane, American author and illustrator (d. 1998)
1915
Marghanita Laski, English journalist and author (d. 1988)
1915
Roger Milliken, American businessman (d. 2010)
1914
Charles Craig Cannon, American colonel (d. 1992)
1914
Claude B. Duval, American lawyer and politician (d. 1986)
1914
Lakshmi Sahgal, Indian Independence movement revolutionary and Officer of Indian National Army (d. 2012)
1913
Tito Gobbi, Italian actor and singer (d. 1984)
1912
Peter Gellhorn, German conductor (music) (d. 2004)
1912
Murray Golden, American television director (d. 1991)
1912
Silviu Bindea, Romanian footballer (d. 1992)
1911
Paul Grégoire, Canadian cardinal (d. 1993)
1911
Sonny Terry, American singer and harmonica player (d. 1986)
1910
Stella Brooks, American singer (d. 2002)
1910
Joe L. Evins, American lawyer and politician (d. 1984)
1910
Gunter d'Alquen, German SS officer and journalist (d. 1998)
1910
James K. Woolnough, American general (d. 1996)
1910
Yoel Zussman, Polish-Israeli lawyer and judge (d. 1982)
1909
Bill Carr, American runner (d. 1966)
1908
John Tuzo Wilson, Canadian geologist and geophysicist (d. 1993)
1907
Patricia Griffin, Montserratian nurse and social worker (d. 1986)
1906
Alexander Gelfond, Russian mathematician and cryptographer (d. 1968)
1905
Fran Zwitter, Slovenian historian and academic (d. 1988)
1904
Moss Hart, American director and playwright (d. 1961)
1904
A.K. Golam Jilani, Bangladeshi activist (d. 1932)
1903
Melvin Purvis, American FBI agent (d. 1960)
1901
Gilda Gray, Polish-American actress, singer, and dancer (d. 1959)
1898
Peng Dehuai, Chinese general, 1st Minister of National Defense of the People's Republic of China (d. 1974)
1896
Marjorie Joyner, American make-up artist and businesswoman (d. 1994)
1895
Jack Warner, English actor and singer (d. 1981)
1894
Bibhutibhushan Mukhopadhyay, Indian author, poet, and playwright (d. 1987)
1891
Rafael Trujillo, Dominican soldier and politician, 36th President of the Dominican Republic (d. 1961)
1891
Brenda Ueland, American journalist, author, and educator (d. 1985)
1887
Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg (d. 1969)
1887
Octave Lapize, French cyclist and pilot (d. 1917)
1885
Alice Perry, Irish engineer and poet (d. 1969)
1884
Emil Fjellström, Swedish actor (d. 1944)
1882
Sybil Thorndike, English actress (d. 1976)
1879
B. A. Rolfe, American bandleader and producer (d. 1956)
1876
Saya San, Burmese monk and activist (d. 1931)
1875
Konstantin Yuon, Russian painter and set designer (d. 1958)
1872
Peter O'Connor, Irish long jumper (d. 1957)
1868
Alexandra David-Néel, Belgian-French explorer and author (d. 1969)
1857
Ned Williamson, American baseball player (d. 1894)
1855
James S. Sherman, American lawyer and politician, 27th Vice President of the United States (d. 1912)
1854
Hendrik Willem Bakhuis Roozeboom, Dutch chemist and academic (d. 1907)
1840
Eliza Pollock, American archer (d. 1919)
1838
Annie Edson Taylor, American stuntwoman and educator (d. 1921)
1830
Marianne North, English biologist and painter (d. 1890)
1811
Ferdinand Hiller, German composer and conductor (d. 1885)
1804
Wilhelm Eduard Weber, German physicist and academic (d. 1891)
1798
Massimo d'Azeglio, Piedmontese-Italian statesman, novelist and painter (d. 1866)
1788
Sarah Josepha Hale, American author and poet (d. 1879)
1784
Moses Montefiore, British philanthropist, sheriff and banker (d. 1885)
1763
Dorothea von Schlegel, German author and translator (d. 1839)
1713
Marie Fel, French soprano and actress (d. 1794)
1675
Richard Temple, 1st Viscount Cobham, English field marshal and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire (d. 1749)
1650
Steven Blankaart, Dutch entomologist (d. 1704)
1637
Lorenzo Magalotti, Italian philosopher (d. 1712)
1632
Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, Dutch biologist and microbiologist (d. 1723)
1561
Anthony Babington, English leader of the Babington Plot (d. 1586)
1503
Isabella of Portugal (d. 1539)
1435
Andrea della Robbia, Italian artist (d. 1525)
1378
David Stewart, Duke of Rothesay (d. 1402)
AD 51
Domitian, Roman emperor (d. 96)

Deaths On This Day

2018
Tony Joe White, American singer/songwriter (b.1943)
2017
Fats Domino, American pianist and singer-songwriter (b. 1928)
2017
Robert Guillaume, American actor (b. 1927)
2017
Girija Devi, Indian classical singer (b. 1929)
2016
Bobby Vee, American pop singer (b. 1943)
2016
Jorge Batlle Ibáñez, Uruguayan politician, former president (2000-2005) (b. 1927)
2015
Michael Beetham, English commander and pilot (b. 1923)
2015
Alvin Bronstein, American lawyer and academic (b. 1928)
2015
Margarita Khemlin, Ukrainian-Russian author and critic (b. 1960)
2015
Ján Chryzostom Korec, Slovak cardinal (b. 1924)
2015
Maureen O'Hara, Irish-American actress and singer (b. 1920)
2014
Mbulaeni Mulaudzi, South African runner (b. 1980)
2014
S. S. Rajendran, Indian actor, director, and producer (b. 1928)
2014
Marcia Strassman, American actress and singer (b. 1948)
2014
Alvin Wiederspahn, American lawyer and politician (b. 1949)
2013
Antonia Bird, English director and producer (b. 1951)
2013
Brooke Greenberg, American girl with a rare genetic disorder (b. 1993)
2013
Ana Bertha Lepe, Mexican model and actress (b. 1934)
2013
Lew Mayne, American football player and coach (b. 1920)
2012
Peggy Ahern, American actress (b. 1917)
2012
Anita Björk, Swedish actress (b. 1923)
2012
Jeff Blatnick, American wrestler and sportscaster (b. 1957)
2012
Bill Dees, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1939)
2012
Margaret Osborne duPont, American tennis player (b. 1918)
2011
Sansan Chien, Taiwanese composer and educator (b. 1967)
2011
John McCarthy, American computer scientist and academic, developed the Lisp programming language (b. 1927)
2010
Mike Esposito, American author and illustrator (b. 1927)
2010
Lamont Johnson, American actor, director, and producer (b. 1922)
2010
Joseph Stein, American author and playwright (b. 1912)
2008
Moshe Cotel, American pianist and composer (b. 1943)
2007
Petr Eben, Czech organist and composer (b. 1929)
2007
Ian Middleton, New Zealand author (b. 1928)
2007
Alisher Saipov, Kyrgyzstan journalist (b. 1981)
2007
Anne Weale, English journalist and author (b. 1929)
2006
Enolia McMillan, American educator and activist (b. 1904)
2006
William Montgomery Watt, Scottish historian and scholar (b. 1909)
2005
Joy Clements, American soprano and actress (b. 1932)
2005
José Azcona del Hoyo, Honduran businessman and politician, President of Honduras (b. 1926)
2005
Mokarrameh Ghanbari, Iranian painter (b. 1928)
2005
Immanuel C. Y. Hsu, Chinese sinologist and scholar (b. 1923)
2005
Rosa Parks, American activist (b. 1913)
2005
Robert Sloman, English actor and screenwriter (b. 1926)
2004
Randy Dorton, American engineer (b. 1954)
2004
Ricky Hendrick, American race car driver and businessman (b. 1980)
2004
James Aloysius Hickey, American cardinal (b. 1920)
2004
Maaja Ranniku, Estonian chess player (b. 1941)
2002
Winton M. Blount, American soldier and politician, 59th United States Postmaster General (b. 1921)
2002
Hernán Gaviria, Colombian footballer (b. 1969)
2002
Harry Hay, English-American activist, co-founded the Mattachine Society and Radical Faeries (b. 1912)
2002
Peggy Moran, American actress and singer (b. 1918)
2001
Kathleen Ankers, American actress and set designer (b. 1919)
2001
Wolf Rüdiger Hess, German author and critic (b. 1937)
2001
Jaromil Jireš, Czech director and screenwriter (b. 1935)
1999
Berthe Qvistgaard, Danish actress (b. 1910)
1997
Don Messick, American voice actor and singer (b. 1926)
1994
Yannis Hotzeas, Greek theoretician and author (b. 1930)
1994
Raul Julia, Puerto Rican-American actor and singer (b. 1940)
1993
Heinz Kubsch, German footballer (b. 1930)
1992
Laurie Colwin, American novelist and short story writer (b. 1944)
1991
Gene Roddenberry, American captain, screenwriter, and producer, created Star Trek (b. 1921)
1991
Ismat Chughtai, Indian author and screenwriter (b. 1915)
1989
Jerzy Kukuczka, Polish mountaineer (b. 1948)
1985
Richie Evans, American race car driver (b. 1941)
1985
Maurice Roy, Canadian cardinal (b. 1905)
1983
Jiang Wen-Ye, Taiwanese composer and educator (b. 1910)
1979
Carlo Abarth, Italian automobile designer and founded of Abarth (b. 1908)
1975
İsmail Erez, Turkish lawyer and diplomat, Turkish Ambassador to France (b. 1919)
1975
Zdzisław Żygulski, Polish historian, author, and academic (b. 1888)
1974
David Oistrakh, Ukrainian violinist (b. 1908)
1972
Jackie Robinson, American baseball player and sportscaster (b. 1919)
1972
Claire Windsor, American actress (b. 1897)
1971
Carl Ruggles, American composer (b. 1876)
1971
Jo Siffert, Swiss race car driver and motorcycle racer (b. 1936)
1970
Richard Hofstadter, American historian and author (b. 1916)
1969
Behçet Kemal Çağlar, Turkish poet and politician (b. 1908)
1966
Sofya Yanovskaya, Russian mathematician and historian (b. 1896)
1965
Hans Meerwein, German chemist (b. 1879)
1964
Toni Kinshofer, German mountaineer (b. 1931)
1960
Yevgeny Ostashev, the test pilot of rocket, participant in the launch of the first artificial Earthsatellite, Lenin prize winner, Candidate of Technical Sciences (b. 1924)
1958
G. E. Moore, English philosopher and academic (b. 1873)
1949
Yaroslav Halan, Ukrainian playwright and publicist (b. 1902)
1948
Franz Lehár, Austrian-Hungarian composer (b. 1870)
1948
Frederic L. Paxson, American historian and author (b. 1877)
1945
Vidkun Quisling, Norwegian soldier and politician, Minister President of Norway (b. 1887)
1944
Louis Renault, French engineer and businessman, co-founded the Renault Company (b. 1877)
1943
Hector de Saint-Denys Garneau, Canadian poet and painter (b. 1912)
1938
Ernst Barlach, German sculptor and playwright (b. 1870)
1937
Nils Wahlbom, Swedish actor (b. 1886)
1935
Dutch Schultz, American mob boss (b. 1902)
1922
George Cadbury, English businessman (b. 1839)
1917
James Carroll Beckwith, American painter and academic (b. 1852)
1915
Désiré Charnay, French archaeologist and photographer (b. 1828)
1898
Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, French painter and illustrator (b. 1824)
1875
Raffaello Carboni, Italian-Australian author and poet (b. 1817)
1852
Daniel Webster, American lawyer and politician, 14th United States Secretary of State (b. 1782)
1824
Israel Bissell, American patriot post rider during American Revolutionary War (b. 1752)
1821
Elias Boudinot, American lawyer and politician, 10th President of the Continental Congress (b. 1740)
1799
Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf, Austrian violinist and composer (b. 1739)
1725
Alessandro Scarlatti, Italian composer and educator (b. 1660)
1672
John Webb, English architect and scholar (b. 1611)
1669
William Prynne, English lawyer and author (b. 1600)
1655
Pierre Gassendi, French priest, astronomer, and mathematician (b. 1592)
1642
Robert Bertie, 1st Earl of Lindsey, English peer and courtier (b. 1582)
1633
Jean Titelouze, French organist and composer (b. 1562/3)
1601
Tycho Brahe, Danish astronomer and alchemist (b. 1546)
1572
Edward Stanley, 3rd Earl of Derby, English admiral and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Lancashire (b. 1508)
1537
Jane Seymour, English queen and wife of Henry VIII of England (b. 1508)
1375
Valdemar IV, Danish king (b. 1320)
1260
Qutuz, Egyptian sultan
1168
William IV, French nobleman
1152
Jocelin of Soissons, French theologian, philosopher and composer
996
Hugh Capet, French king
935
Li Yu, Chinese official and chancellor

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