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On This Day in History:  October 25

October 25 is the 298th day of the year (299th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 67 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2018
$750 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot surges to 4th-largest ever. After the near-record Mega Millions jackpot was won Tuesday night on a single lottery ticket purchased in South Carolina, attention has suddenly shifted to the USA's other big multi-state lottery game, Powerball, featuring the 4th-largest jackpot in world history.
2017
Canadian man wins $400,000 playing 40 identical Washington Lottery tickets. A Canadian man beat the odds by winning $400,000 from a Washington Lottery game that typically pays winners $10,000.
2016
Retiree claims $7.5M Georgia Mega Millions prize. Christina Ford of Dallas, Georgia, came forward Tuesday as the winner of Georgia's unclaimed $7,500,000 Mega Millions prize. She was one of two winners to split a $15 million jackpot July 22.
2016
Illinois couple claim $134 million Mega Millions lottery jackpot. Illinois Lottery officials say a Tuscola couple have claimed a Mega Millions jackpot prize worth $133 million.
2016
FBI warns of Mega Millions lottery fraud. The FBI's Atlanta office is warning of a scam involving the Mega Millions Lottery that uses the agency's name, as well as the name of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).
2016
Maine moves to disqualify lottery winners from receiving food stamps. The Maine Department of Health and Human Services on Tuesday announced a new rule to ban food stamps for major lottery and gambling winners.
2015
'Daily Show' knocks Illinois for shortchanging lottery winners during budget battle. The ongoing budget impasse in Illinois was under the heat of the national spotlight this week when the 'Daily Show' took a jab at the state for its treatment of lottery winners during the stalemate.
2014
800+ Michigan Lottery winners kicked off public assistance in 2013. More than 7,200 Michigan Lottery winners were living in households that received public assistance of some kind in 2013, and the state was able to close about 11 percent of those cases as a result.
2012
Man has Tennessee Lottery tickets delivered to his doorstep. A man from Erin, Tennessee, was surprised Wednesday morning to find thousands of dollars of Tennessee Lottery scratch off tickets sitting on his doorstep.
2011
Woman wins £5.4m lottery jackpot after tip from dead brother in a dream. After years of hardship and life-changing disasters, a British woman won a £5.4 million (US$8.6 million) lottery jackpot that was foretold by her dead brother in a dream.
2010
NJ Lottery warns of telephone scam artists. The New Jersey Lottery and New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs are warning everyone to be wary of any caller who claims he or she represents the Lottery. New Jerseyans are getting calls saying they will receive a big jackpot if they only pay small "processing fees," said Carole Hedinger, Acting Lottery Director.
2010
£9 million lottery winner drank himself to death. A father-of-two who won millions in the United Kingdom National Lottery became so bored after giving up his job that he turned to booze and eventually drank himself to death.
2007
$3 million jackpot winner won't quit work. A Navy veteran who hit a $2.98 million jackpot on a nickel slot machine Saturday at a North Dakota casino says he won't stop working.
2007
Britain's biggest lottery winner says jackpot ruined her life. Angela Kelly, a Royal Mail worker and single mother who, two months ago, became Britain's biggest ever lottery winner, worth a staggering £35 million (US $72 million), says the jackpot ruined her life.
2007
Employee hacks into online poker site. A leading Internet poker site said Friday that a hacker exploited a security flaw to gain an insurmountable edge in high-stakes, no-limit Texas holdem tournaments -- the ability to see his opponents' hole cards.
2007
Lucky 13 win $600,000 Powerball lottery prize. In Tennessee, a pool of 13 lottery players claimed Saturday's $600,000 Powerball prize.
2007
W.C. store owner claims Lotto 6/49 jackpot. A grocery store owner from Gimli, Man [Western Canada] is $16 million richer, after winning Canada's Lotto 6/49 jackpot.
2007
Seven tickets to split record Jersey Cash 5 lottery jackpot. New Jersey Lottery officials say there are seven winning tickets sold for the record Jersey Cash 5 jackpot worth nearly $2 million.
2007
Colorado's first Powerball lottery jackpot winners step forward. Eugen and Stanislawa Markiewicz, a Polish couple with German citizenship who immigrated to the U.S. five years ago, became Colorado's first Powerball jackpot winners Oct. 10 when their personal combination of numbers hit the $20 million jackpot.
2004
Mega Millions Jackpot Increases to $48 Million. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery grew to $48 million Saturday.
2004
Powerball Jackpot Jumps to $20 Million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Saturday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $20 million, with a cash option of $11.1 million.
2004
Lottery Winner Almost Did Not Buy Ticket. The 1,700th UK National Lottery millionaire revealed today how he almost spurned the chance to buy the winning ticket - but changed his mind and "made one of the best decisions of my life".
2003
2 Tickets Split $190 Million Powerball Jackpot. Two tickets matched all five numbers drawn plus the Powerball in the Saturday Powerball drawing.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$687.8 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 27, 2018
2.$252 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Oct 28, 2014
3.€177.73 Million
US$247.84 Million
Draw Date
Oct 30, 2010
4.$191.1 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 25, 2017
5.$190 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 25, 2003
6.€162.31 Million
US$176.63 Million
Draw Date
Oct 25, 2016
7.$173 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 26, 2011
8.$164 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 26, 2016
9.€113 Million
US$142.93 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Oct 27, 2006
10.$130 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 26, 2019
11.$128 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Oct 25, 2005
12.$125 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 25, 2014
13.$118 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Oct 26, 2010
14.$117 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Oct 27, 2015
15.€90 Million
US$116.38 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Oct 26, 2012
16.€77 Million
US$113.79 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Oct 30, 2009
17.$110 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 28, 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 27, 2012
20.$93 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Oct 25, 2019
21.$84 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 26, 2002
22.€71 Million
US$80.87 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Oct 26, 2018
23.$72 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 27, 2010
24.$70 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 25, 2006
25.€61 Million
US$67.66 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Oct 25, 2019

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1991
Friday, Oct 25, 1991
28 years old
1983
Tuesday, Oct 25, 1983
36 years old
1980
Saturday, Oct 25, 1980
39 years old
1979
Thursday, Oct 25, 1979
40 years old
1978
Wednesday, Oct 25, 1978
41 years old
1978
Wednesday, Oct 25, 1978
41 years old
1977
Tuesday, Oct 25, 1977
42 years old
1977
Tuesday, Oct 25, 1977
42 years old
1976
Monday, Oct 25, 1976
43 years old
1954
Monday, Oct 25, 1954
65 years old
1952
Saturday, Oct 25, 1952
67 years old
1951
Thursday, Oct 25, 1951
68 years old
(year not provided)
(year not provided)
(year not provided)

Worldwide Events On This Day

2009
The October 2009 Baghdad bombings kill 155 and wounds at least 721.
1997
After a brief civil war, Denis Sassou Nguesso proclaims himself President of the Republic of the Congo.
1995
A commuter train slams into a school bus in Fox River Grove, Illinois, killing seven students.
1983
The United States and its Caribbean allies invade Grenada, six days after Prime Minister Maurice Bishop and several of his supporters are executed in a coup d'état.
1980
Proceedings on the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction conclude.
1973
Egypt and Israel accept United Nations Security Council Resolution 339.
1971
The People's Republic of China replaces the Republic of China at the United Nations.
1962
Cuban Missile Crisis: Adlai Stevenson shows the United Nations Security Council reconnaissance photographs of Soviet ballistic missiles in Cuba.
1949
The Battle of Guningtou in the Taiwan Strait begins.
1945
Fifty years of Japanese administration of Taiwanformally ends when the Republic of China assumes control.
1944
Second World War: Heinrich Himmler orders a crackdown on the Edelweiss Pirates, a loosely organized youth culture in Nazi Germany that had assisted army deserters and others to hide from the Third Reich.
1944
Second World War: The USS Tang under Richard O'Kane (the top American submarine ace of the war) is sunk by the ship's own malfunctioning torpedo.
1944
Second World War: The final attempt of the Imperial Japanese Navy to win the war climaxes at the Battle of Leyte Gulf.
1940
Benjamin O. Davis Sr. is named the first African American general in the United States Army.
1927
The Italian luxury liner SS Principessa Mafalda sinks off the coast of Brazil, killing 314.
1924
The Zinoviev letter, which Zinoviev himself denied writing, is published in the Daily Mail; the Labour party would later blame this letter for the Conservatives' landslide election win four days later.
1920
After 74 days on hunger strike in Brixton Prison, England, the Sinn Féin Lord Mayor of Cork, Terence MacSwiney dies.
1917
Old Style date of the October Revolution in Russia.
1900
The United Kingdom annexes the Transvaal.
1861
The Toronto Stock Exchange is created.
1854
The Battle of Balaclava takes place during the Crimean War. It is soon memorialized in verse as The Charge of the Light Brigade.
1822
Greek War of Independence: The First Siege of Missolonghi begins.
1812
War of 1812: The American frigate, USS United States, commanded by Stephen Decatur, captures the British frigate HMS Macedonian.
1747
War of the Austrian Succession: A British fleet under Admiral Edward Hawke defeats the French at the Second Battle of Cape Finisterre.
1616
Dutch sea-captain Dirk Hartog makes the second recorded landfall by a European on Australian soil, at the later-named Dirk Hartog Island off the West Australian coast.
1415
Hundred Years' War: Henry V of England, with his lightly armoured infantry and archers, defeats the heavily armoured French cavalry in the Battle of Agincourt.
1147
Seljuk Turks defeat German crusaders under Conrad III at the Battle of Dorylaeum.
1147
Reconquista: After a siege of four months, crusader knights reconquer Lisbon.
473
Emperor Leo I acclaims his grandson Leo II as Caesar of the East Roman Empire.
285
(or 286) Execution of Saints Crispin and Crispinian during the reign of Diocletian, now the patron saints of leather workers, curriers, and shoemakers.

Births On This Day

2001
Princess Elisabeth, Belgian princess
2000
Vincent Zhou, American figure skater
1997
Federico Chiesa, Italian footballer
1995
Conchita Campbell, Canadian actress
1995
Patrick McCaw, American basketball player
1994
Richard Jouve, French cross-country skier
1994
Jefferson Lerma, Colombian footballer
1994
Matteo Lodo, Italian rower
1994
Gor Minasyan, Armenian weightlifter
1994
Ray Robson, American chess Grandmaster
1993
Isaiah Austin, American basketball player
1993
Iván Garcia, Mexican diver
1992
Clarisse Agbegnenou, French judoka
1992
Davide Formolo, Italian cyclist
1992
Sergey Ridzik, Russian freestyle skier
1991
Davide Faraoni, Italian footballer
1991
Isabella Shinikova, Bulgarian tennis player
1990
Mattia Cattaneo, Italian cyclist
1990
Sara Chafak, Finnish beauty pageant winner
1990
Asha Philip, British athlete
1990
Milena Rašić, Serbian volleyball player
1990
Dzina Sazanavets, Belarusian weightlifter
1989
Filip Grgić, Croatian taekwondo practitioner
1989
Sten Grytebust, Norwegian footballer
1989
David Hala, Australian rugby league player
1989
Ivan Marconi, Italian footballer
1988
Robson Conceição, Brazilian boxer
1988
Lewis McGugan, English professional footballer
1988
Chandler Parsons, American basketball player
1988
Kaz Patafta, Australian footballer
1988
Karim Yoda, French footballer
1987
Bill Amis, American basketball player
1987
Black Angelika, Romanian pornographic actress
1987
Darron Gibson, Irish footballer
1987
Fabian Hambüchen, German gymnast
1986
Tweety Carter, American basketball player
1986
Roger Espinoza, Honduran footballer
1986
Eddie Gaven, American soccer player
1986
Kristian Sarkies, Australian footballer
1986
Ekaterina Shumilova, Russian biathlete
1985
Ciara, American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress
1985
Reanne Evans, English snooker player
1985
Isah Eliakwu, Nigerian footballer
1985
Nicola Fontanive, Italian ice hockey player
1985
Óscar Granados, Costa Rican footballer
1985
Michael Liendl, Austrian footballer
1985
Kara Lynn Joyce, American swimmer
1985
Juan Manuel Martinez, Argentine footballer
1985
Arkadij Naiditsch, Azerbaijani chess player
1985
Ihor Oshchypko, Ukrainian footballer
1985
Daniele Padelli, Italian footballer
1985
Hrvoje Perić, Croatian basketball player
1985
John Robinson, American actor
1985
Ayahi Takagaki, Japanese voice actress and singer
1985
Vlad Topalov, Russian singer and dancer
1984
Nicolas Besch, French ice hockey player
1984
Ticia Gara, Hungarian chess player
1984
Sara Lumholdt, Swedish singer and dancer
1984
Katy Perry, American singer-songwriter and actress
1984
Iván Ramis, Spanish footballer
1984
Karolina Šprem, Croatian tennis player
1983
Princess Yōko of Mikasa
1983
Hotaru Akane, Japanese actress and activist
1983
Stanislav Bohush, Ukrainian footballer
1983
Daniele Mannini, Italian footballer
1983
Han Yeo-reum, South Korean actress
1982
Devin Green, American basketball player
1982
Guido Grünheid, German basketball player
1982
Victoria Francés, Spanish illustrator
1982
Camilla Jensen, Danish curler
1982
Michael Sweetney, American basketball player
1982
Mickaël Tavares, Senegalese footballer
1981
Hiroshi Aoyama, Japanese motorcycle racer
1981
Josh Henderson, American actor and singer
1981
Shaun Wright-Phillips, English footballer
1980
Mehcad Brooks, American model and actor
1980
Félicien Singbo, Beninois footballer
1979
Bat for Lashes, English singer
1979
Rob Hulse, English footballer
1979
Mariana Klaveno, American actress
1979
João Lucas, Portuguese footballer (d. 2015)
1979
Rosa Mendes, Canadian-American wrestler and model
1978
Russell Anderson, Scottish footballer
1978
Zachary Knighton, American actor
1978
Bobby Madden, Scottish football referee
1978
Robert Mambo Mumba, Kenyan footballer
1978
Markus Pöyhönen, Finnish sprinter
1978
An Yong-hak, North Korean footballer
1977
The Alchemist, American rapper, DJ, and producer
1977
Yeho, Israeli singer and actor
1977
Rodolfo Bodipo, Equatoguinean retired footballer
1977
Mitică Pricop, Romanian sprint canoer
1977
Birgit Prinz, German footballer and psychologist
1977
Rakan Rushaidat, Croatian actor
1977
Kateryna Serebrianska, Ukrainian gymnast
1977
Mihai Tararache, Romanian footballer
1976
Deon Burton, Jamaican footballer
1976
Ahmed Dokhi, Saudi Arabian footballer
1976
Akihisa Ikeda, Japanese manga artist
1976
Steve Jones, Irish footballer
1976
Brett Kirk, Australian footballer and coach
1976
Anton Sikharulidze, Russian pair skater
1975
Eirik Glambek Bøe, Norwegian singer-songwriter and guitarist
1975
Ryan Clement, American football player
1975
Agustín Julio, Colombian footballer
1975
Zadie Smith, English author and academic
1975
Antony Starr, New Zealand actor
1974
Lee Byung-kyu, South Korean baseball player
1974
Yoo Yong-sung, South Korean badminton player
1973
Fırat Aydınus, Turkish football referee
1973
Lamont Bentley, American actor and rapper (d. 2005)
1973
Michael Weston, American actor
1972
Cristian Dulca, Romanian footballer
1972
Rodolfo Falcón, Cuban swimmer
1972
Maxi Mounds, American nude big-bust model and pornographic actress
1972
Jonathan Torrens, Canadian actor, producer, and screenwriter
1972
Persia White, American actress
1971
Simon Charlton, English footballer and manager
1971
Athena Chu, Hong Kong actress and singer
1971
Neil Fallon, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1971
Midori Gotō, Japanese-American violinist and educator
1971
Leslie Grossman, American actress
1971
Rosie Ledet, American singer-songwriter and accordion player
1971
Pedro Martínez, Dominican-American baseball player and sportscaster
1971
Craig Robinson, American actor and singer
1971
Elif Şafak, French-Turkish journalist, author, and academic
1970
J. A. Adande, American journalist and academic
1970
Peter Aerts, Dutch kick-boxer and mixed martial artist
1970
Adam Goldberg, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1970
Damir Mršić, Bosnian basketball player
1970
Adam Pascal, American actor and singer
1970
Rafael González Robles, Spanish footballer
1970
Ed Robertson, Canadian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1970
Daniel Scheinhardt, German footballer
1970
Chely Wright, American singer-songwriter and actress
1969
Samantha Bee, Canadian-American comedian and television host
1969
Josef Beránek, Czech ice hockey player and coach
1969
Slavko Cicak, Swedish chess Grandmaster
1969
Nika Futterman, American voice actress, comedian and singer
1969
Ibragim Gasanbekov, Azerbaijani footballer
1969
Oleg Salenko, Russian footballer
1969
Alex Webster, American bass player
1968
Doris Fitschen, German footballer
1968
Speech, American rapper
1967
Martin Marinov, Australian canoeist
1967
Taiyō Matsumoto, Japanese manga artist
1967
Gary Sundgren, Swedish footballer
1966
Zana Briski, British photographer and filmmaker
1966
Lionel Charbonnier, French footballer
1966
Wendel Clark, Canadian ice hockey player
1966
Perry Saturn, American wrestler
1965
2 Cold Scorpio, American wrestler
1965
Mathieu Amalric, French actor and director
1965
Valdir Benedito, Brazilian footballer
1965
Claire Colebrook, Australian philosopher, theorist, and academic
1965
Dominique Herr, Swiss footballer
1965
Derrick Rostagno, American tennis player
1965
Rainer Strecker, German actor
1964
Michael Boatman, American actor
1964
Johan de Kock, Dutch footballer
1964
Nicole, German singer
1964
Kevin Michael Richardson, American voice actor and singer
1963
John Levén, Swedish bass player and songwriter
1963
Michael Lynagh, Australian rugby union footballer
1963
Melinda McGraw, American actress
1963
José Ortiz, Puerto Rican basketball player
1963
Tracy Nelson, American actress
1962
David Furnish, Canadian filmmaker
1962
Steve Gainer, American cinematographer and director
1962
Steve Hodge, English footballer and manager
1962
John Stollmeyer, American soccer player
1961
John Sivebæk, Danish footballer
1961
Chad Smith, American drummer
1960
Hong Sang-soo, South Korean director and screenwriter
1959
Óscar Aguirregaray, Uruguayan footballer
1959
Chrissy Amphlett, Australian singer-songwriter and actress (d. 2013)
1958
Kornelia Ender, East German swimmer
1958
Kjell Inge Røkke, Norwegian businessman and philanthropist
1957
Nancy Cartwright, American voice actress
1957
Enrique López Zarza, Mexican footballer
1957
Robbie McIntosh, English guitarist
1957
Piet Wildschut, Dutch footballer
1956
Stephen Leather, British author
1955
Glynis Barber, South African-English actress
1955
Robin Eubanks, American trombonist and educator
1955
Gale Anne Hurd, American producer
1955
Matthias Jabs, German guitarist and songwriter
1955
Leena Lander, Finnish author
1955
Lito Lapid, Filipino actor
1954
Mike Eruzione, American ice hockey player and coach
1954
Ed Powers, American founder of the Ed Powers Productions
1953
Daniele Bagnoli, Italian volleyball coach
1953
Jasem Yaqoub, Kuwaiti footballer
1952
Samir Geagea, Lebanese commander and politician
1952
Wendy Hall, English computer scientist, mathematician, and academic
1952
Ioannis Kyrastas, Greek footballer and manager (d. 2004)
1952
Tove Nilsen, Norwegian author
1951
Richard Lloyd, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1950
Anne Alvaro, French actress
1950
Fernando Arêas Rifan, Brazilian bishop
1950
Roger Davies, English footballer
1950
John Matuszak, American footballer (d. 1989)
1950
Francisco Oscar Lamolina, Argentine football referee
1950
Chris Norman, English singer-songwriter
1949
Réjean Houle, Canadian ice hockey player and manager
1949
Walter Hyatt, American singer-songwriter (d. 1996)
1949
Brian Kerwin, American actor
1949
Wilfried Louis, Haitian footballer
1948
Dave Cowens, American basketball player and coach
1948
Dan Gable, American wrestler and coach
1948
Dan Issel, American basketball player and coach
1948
Sigleif Johansen, Norwegian biathlete
1947
Requena Nozal, Spanish artist
1947
Glenn Tipton, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
1946
Yazzie Johnson, Navajo artist
1946
Elías Figueroa, Chilean footballer
1946
Peter Lieberson, American composer
1945
Peter Ledger, Australian-American painter and illustrator (d. 1994)
1945
Roy Lynes, English keyboardist and singer
1945
Yuriy Meshkov, Ukrainian politician and Russian separatist
1945
Phil "Fang" Volk, American musician, singer-songwriter, and record producer
1945
Krzysztof Piesiewicz, Polish lawyer, screenwriter and politician
1945
Francisco Sá, Argentine footballer
1945
David S. Ward, American director and screenwriter
1945
Keaton Yamada, Japanese voice actor
1944
Azizan Abdul Razak, Malaysian politician, 10th Menteri Besar of Kedah (d. 2013)
1944
Jon Anderson, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
1944
James Carville, American lawyer and political consultant
1944
Donald Ford, Scottish footballer
1944
Fred Housego, Scottish-English taxi driver and game show host
1944
Kati Kovács, Hungarian singer-songwriter and actress
1944
Ren Zhengfei, Chinese businessman
1943
Orso Maria Guerrini, Italian actor
1942
Archduke Leopold Franz of Austria
1942
Terumasa Hino, Japanese jazz trumpeter
1942
Gloria Katz, American screenwriter and producer
1942
Franklin Loufrani, French President of the Smiley Company
1941
Lynda Benglis, American sculptor and painter
1941
Helen Reddy, Australian-American singer-songwriter and actress
1941
Gordon Tootoosis, Aboriginal Canadian actor (d. 2011)
1941
Anne Tyler, American author and critic
1941
Dave Weill, American discus thrower
1940
Jimmy Herman, Canadian actor (d. 2013)
1940
Bob Knight, American basketball player and coach
1939
Zelmo Beaty, American basketball player and coach (d. 2013)
1939
Sara Dylan, first wife of Bob Dylan
1939
Nikolay Kiselyov, Soviet Nordic combined athlete (d. 2005)
1939
Nikos Nikolaidis, Greek director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2007)
1939
Dave Simmonds, British motorcycle racer (d. 1972)
1939
Robin Spry, Canadian director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2005)
1938
Bob Webster, American diver
1937
Vendramino Bariviera, Italian cyclist (d. 2001)
1937
Ignacio Carrasco de Paula, Spanish prelate
1937
Roberto Menescal, Brazilian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1936
Martin Gilbert, English historian, author, and academic (d. 2015)
1936
Arnfinn Nesset, Norwegian nurse and convicted serial killer
1936
Masako Nozawa, Japanese actress and singer
1935
Rusty Schweickart, American soldier, pilot, and astronaut
1934
Carlos Sherman, Belarusian-Spanish translator, writer, activist (d. 2005)
1933
René Brodmann, Swiss footballer
1933
Martti Mansikka, Finnish gymnast
1932
Vitold Fokin, Ukrainian first deputy prime minister
1932
Jerzy Pawłowski, Polish fencer and double agent (d. 2005)
1932
Theodor Pištěk, Czech costume designer
1931
Annie Girardot, French actress and singer (d. 2011)
1931
Jimmy McIlroy, Irish footballer and manager (d. 2018)
1930
Harold Brodkey, American author and academic (d. 1996)
1930
Karoly Honfi, Hungarian chess player (d. 1996)
1929
Michel Knuysen, Belgian rower (d. 2013)
1929
Zdravko Milev, Bulgarian chess player (d. 1984)
1929
Claude Rouer, French cyclist
1929
Peter Rühmkorf, German writer (d. 2008)
1928
Jeanne Cooper, American actress (d. 2013)
1928
Paulo Mendes da Rocha, Brazilian architect
1928
Anthony Franciosa, American actor (d. 2006)
1928
Adolphe Gesché, Belgian Catholic priest and theologian (d. 2003)
1928
Peter Naur, Danish computer scientist, astronomer, and academic (d. 2016)
1928
Marion Ross, American actress
1928
Yakov Rylsky, Soviet Jewish sabre fencer (d. 1999)
1927
Barbara Cook, American singer and actress (d. 2017)
1927
Jorge Batlle Ibáñez, Uruguayan lawyer and politician, 32nd President of Uruguay (d. 2016)
1927
Lawrence Kohlberg, American psychologist and author (d. 1987)
1927
Lauretta Masiero, Italian actress and singer (d. 2010)
1926
Bo Carpelan, Finnish poet and author (d. 2011)
1926
Jimmy Heath, American saxophonist and composer
1926
Galina Vishnevskaya, Russian-American soprano and actress (d. 2012)
1925
Oralia Dominguez, Mexican operatic mezzo-soprano singer (d. 2013)
1925
Joseph Michel, Belgian politician (d. 2016)
1924
Billy Barty, American actor (d. 2000)
1924
Earl Palmer, American Hall of Fame drummer (d. 2008)
1923
Achille Silvestrini, Italian prelate
1923
Beate Sirota Gordon, Austrian-American director and producer (d. 2012)
1923
Bobby Thomson, Scottish-American baseball player (d. 2010)
1922
Gloria Lasso, Spanish singer (d. 2005)
1921
Michael I of Romania (d. 2017)
1920
Megan Taylor, British figure skater (d. 1993)
1919
Beate Uhse-Rotermund, German pilot and entrepreneur (d. 2001)
1919
Raoul Remy, French cyclist (d. 2002)
1918
David Ausubel, American psychologist (d. 2008)
1917
Carl Forssell, Swedish fencer (d. 2005)
1917
Dmitry Polyansky, First Deputy Premier of the Soviet Union (d. 2001)
1916
Helge Larsson, Swedish canoeist (d. 1971)
1915
Ivan M. Niven, Canadian-American mathematician and academic (d. 1999)
1914
John Berryman, American poet and scholar (d. 1972)
1913
Klaus Barbie, German SS captain (d. 1991)
1913
Anton Kochinyan, Soviet-Armenian politician (d. 1990)
1912
Abdelkader Ben Bouali, French footballer (d. 1997)
1912
Alfred Klingler, German field handballer
1912
Minnie Pearl, American entertainer and philanthropist (d. 1996)
1912
Luigi Raimondi, Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church (d. 1975)
1910
William Higinbotham, American physicist and video game designer (d. 1994)
1910
Johnny Mauro, American race car driver (d. 2003)
1910
Tyrus Wong, Chinese-American artist (d. 2016)
1909
Whit Bissell, American actor (d. 1996)
1909
Jean-Paul Le Chanois, French actor, director and screenwriter (d. 1985)
1909
Ken Domon, Japanese photographer (d. 1990)
1909
Edward Flynn, American boxer (d. 1976)
1908
Carmen Dillon, English film and production designer (d. 2000)
1908
Gotthard Handrick, German fighter pilot and Olympic athlete (d. 1978)
1908
Polly Ann Young, American actress (d. 1997)
1906
Karl Humenberger, Austrian footballer (d. 1989)
1905
Bob McPhail, Scottish footballer (d. 2000)
1904
Cemal Reşit Rey, Turkish pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1985)
1904
Denny Shute, American golfer (d. 1974)
1904
Bill Tytla, Ukrainian-American animator (d. 1968)
1903
Piet van der Horst, Dutch cyclist (d. 1983)
1902
Henry Steele Commager, American historian and author (d. 1998)
1902
Carlo Gnocchi, Italian priest, educator and writer (d. 1956)
1902
Eddie Lang, American jazz guitarist (d. 1933)
1900
Johan Greter, Dutch equestrian (d. 1975)
1900
William Stevenson, American track and fielder (d. 1985)
1900
Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti, Nigerian educator and activist (d. 1978)
1899
Armand Thirard, French cinematographer (d. 1973)
1898
Karl Anton, German director, screenwriter and producer (d. 1979)
1897
Erwin von Lahousen, German Abwehr official (d. 1955)
1897
Karl Olivecrona, Swedish lawyer and philosopher (d. 1980)
1897
Luigi Pavese, Italian actor (d. 1969)
1896
Nils Backlund, Swedish water polo player (d. 1964)
1895
Levi Eshkol, Ukrainian-Israeli soldier and politician, 3rd Prime Minister of Israel (d. 1969)
1895
Vsevolod Merkulov, Russian head of the NKGB (d. 1953)
1895
Arthur Schmidt, German officer (d. 1987)
1894
Claude Cahun, French photographer and sculptor (d. 1954)
1894
Âşık Veysel Şatıroğlu, Turkish poet and songwriter (d. 1973)
1894
Johan Wilhelm Rangell, Prime Minister of Finland (d. 1982)
1892
Nell Shipman, Canadian-American actress, screenwriter, and producer (d. 1970)
1891
Charles Coughlin, Canadian-American priest and radio host (d. 1979)
1891
Karl Elmendorff, German conductor (d. 1962)
1890
Floyd Bennett, American aviator (d. 1928)
1890
Kōtarō Tanaka, Japanese jurist and politician (d. 1974)
1889
Abel Gance, French actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1981)
1888
Richard E. Byrd, American admiral and pilot (d. 1957)
1888
Nils Dardel, Swedish-American painter (d. 1943)
1888
Jan Palouš, Czechoslovak ice hockey player (d. 1971)
1888
Léon Tom, Belgian fencer and bobsledder
1887
Alexander McCulloch, British rower (d. 1951)
1886
Leo G. Carroll, English-American actor (d. 1972)
1886
Karl Polanyi, Austro-Hungarian economist and historian (d. 1964)
1885
Sam M. Lewis, American singer (d. 1959)
1885
Xavier Lesage, French equestrian (d. 1968)
1884
Maria Czaplicka, Polish cultural anthropologist (d. 1921)
1883
Nikolay Krestinsky, Russian revolutionary and politician
1882
John T. Flynn, American journalist and author (d. 1964)
1882
Tony Jackson, American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 1921)
1882
André-Damien-Ferdinand Jullien, French Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church (d. 1964)
1881
Pablo Picasso, Spanish painter and sculptor (d. 1973)
1880
Bohumír Šmeral, Czech politician (d. 1941)
1879
Fritz Haarmann, German serial killer (d. 1925)
1877
Adolf Moller, German rower (d. 1968)
1877
Henry Norris Russell, American astronomer (d. 1957)
1875
Carolyn Sherwin Bailey, American author and educator (d. 1961)
1875
Arthur Birkett, British cricketer (d. 1941)
1874
Emma Gramatica, Italian actress (d. 1965)
1874
Victor Sonnemans, Belgian water polo player (d. 1962)
1874
Huang Xing, Chinese revolutionary leader and statesman (d. 1916)
1868
Dan Burke, American baseball player (d. 1933)
1868
Oskar Kallas, Estonian linguist and diplomat (d. 1946)
1867
Józef Dowbor-Muśnicki, Polish general (d. 1937)
1866
Thomas Armat, American mechanic and inventor (d. 1948)
1866
Norbert Klein, Bishop of Brno (d. 1933)
1866
Georg Schumann, German composer (d. 1952)
1864
John Francis Dodge, American businessman, co-founded the Dodge Company (d. 1920)
1864
Alexander Gretchaninov, Russian-American pianist and composer (d. 1956)
1864
Toktogul Satylganov, Kyrgyz Akyn, poet and singer (d. 1933)
1858
Take Ionescu, Romanian politician, diplomat, journalist and lawyer (d. 1922)
1856
Dragutin Gorjanović-Kramberger, Croatian geologist, paleontologist, and archaeologist (d. 1936)
1853
Karl August Otto Hoffmann, German botanist (d. 1909)
1852
Dmitry Mamin-Sibiryak, Russian author
1848
Carlo Emery, Italian entomologist (d. 1925)
1848
Karl Emil Franzos, Austrian novelist (d. 1904)
1844
Philip Wicksteed, English economist (d. 1927)
1838
Georges Bizet, French pianist and composer (d. 1875)
1838
James Maybrick, cotton merchant (d. 1889)
1832
Grand Duke Michael Nikolaevich of Russia (d. 1909)
1827
Marcellin Berthelot, French chemist and politician (d. 1907)
1825
Johann Strauss II, Austrian composer and educator (d. 1899)
1825
Johann Friedrich Julius Schmidt, German astronomer and geophysicist (d. 1884)
1821
Antonio Ciseri, Swiss-Italian painter (d. 1891)
1819
Christian August Friedrich Garcke, German botanist (d. 1904)
1815
Camillo Sivori, Italian virtuoso violinist and composer (d. 1894)
1814
Prince Louis, Duke of Nemours (d. 1896)
1811
Évariste Galois, French mathematician and theorist (d. 1832)
1806
Max Stirner, German philosopher and author (d. 1856)
1802
Richard Parkes Bonington, English painter (d. 1828)
1802
Joseph Montferrand, Canadian logger and strongman (d. 1864)
1800
Maria Jane Jewsbury, English writer, poet, literary reviewer (d. 1833)
1800
Thomas Babington Macaulay, English poet, historian, and politician, Secretary at War (d. 1859)
1800
Jacques Paul Migne, French priest (d. 1875)
1800
Julius von Mohl, German orientalist (d. 1876)
1795
John P. Kennedy, American novelist and Whig politician (d. 1870)
1792
Jeanne Jugan, French nun (d. 1879)
1791
Friedrich Parrot, Baltic German naturalist (d. 1841)
1790
Robert Stirling, Scottish clergyman and inventor (d. 1878)
1789
Carlos María de Alvear, Argentine soldier and statesman (d. 1852)
1789
Heinrich Schwabe, German astronomer (d. 1875)
1782
Levi Lincoln Jr., American lawyer and politician, 13th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1868)
1781
Friedrich von Berchtold, Bohemian physician and botanist (d. 1876)
1779
Pedro Velarde y Santillán, Spanish artillery captain (d. 1808)
1772
Victoire de Donnissan de La Rochejaquelein, French memoirist (d. 1857)
1772
Géraud Duroc, French general and diplomat (d. 1813)
1768
Frederick William, ruler of Nassau-Weilburg (d. 1816)
1767
Benjamin Constant, Swiss-French philosopher and politician (d. 1830)
1760
Arnold Hermann Ludwig Heeren, German historian (d. 1842)
1759
Maria Feodorovna, Russian wife of Paul I of Russia (d. 1828)
1759
William Grenville, English academic and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1834)
1757
Heinrich Friedrich Karl vom und zum Stein, Prussian statesman (d. 1831)
1755
François Joseph Lefebvre, French military commander (d. 1820)
1754
Richard Howell, 3rd Governor of New Jersey (d. 1802)
1749
Erik Magnus Staël von Holstein, Swedish chamberlain (d. 1802)
1743
Friedrich Karl August, Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont (d. 1812)
1736
Thomas Mullins, 1st Baron Ventry, Anglo-Irish politician and peer (d. 1824)
1714
James Burnett, Lord Monboddo, Scottish judge (d. 1799)
1709
Georg Gebel, German organist and composer (d. 1753)
1692
Elisabeth Farnese, Queen of Spain (d. 1766)
1683
Charles FitzRoy, 2nd Duke of Grafton, English-Irish politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (d. 1757)
1667
Louis Frederick I, Prince of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt (d. 1718)
1612
James Graham, 1st Marquess of Montrose, Scottish soldier (d. 1650)
1589
Jan Stanisław Sapieha, Polish-Lithuanian noble (d. 1635)
1574
François de Sourdis, French Catholic prelate (d. 1628)
1510
Renée of France (d. 1574)
1330
Louis II, Count of Flanders, (d. 1384)
1102
William Clito, French son of Sybilla of Conversano (d. 1128)
840
Ya'qub ibn al-Layth al-Saffar, founder of the Saffarid dynasty (d. 879)

Deaths On This Day

2016
Carlos Alberto Torres, Brazilian football player and manager (b. 1944)
2016
Bob Hoover, USAF, Test, and Airshow pilot (b. 1922)
2015
David Cesarani, English historian and author (b. 1956)
2015
Lisa Jardine, English historian, author, and academic (b. 1944)
2015
Cecil Lolo, South African footballer (b. 1988)
2015
Flip Saunders, American basketball player and coach (b. 1955)
2014
Jack Bruce, Scottish-English singer-songwriter and bass player (b. 1943)
2014
Carlos Morales Troncoso, Dominican lawyer and politician, 34th Vice President of the Dominican Republic (b. 1940)
2013
Ron Ackland, New Zealand rugby player and coach (b. 1934)
2013
Arthur Danto, American philosopher and critic (b. 1924)
2013
Nicholas Hunt, Welsh-English admiral (b. 1930)
2013
Hal Needham, American actor, stuntman, director, and screenwriter (b. 1931)
2013
Paul Reichmann, Austrian-Canadian businessman, founded Olympia and York (b. 1930)
2013
Bill Sharman, American basketball player and coach (b. 1926)
2013
Marcia Wallace, American actress and comedian (b. 1942)
2012
Jacques Barzun, French-American historian and author (b. 1907)
2012
Jaspal Bhatti, Indian actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1955)
2012
John Connelly, English footballer (b. 1938)
2012
Emanuel Steward, American boxer, trainer, and sportscaster (b. 1944)
2010
Lisa Blount, American actress (b. 1957)
2010
Gregory Isaacs, Jamaican-English singer-songwriter (b. 1951)
2010
Vesna Parun, Croatian poet and author (b. 1922)
2004
John Peel, English radio host and producer (b. 1939)
2003
Pandurang Shastri Athavale, Indian spiritual leader and philosopher (b. 1920)
2003
Veikko Hakulinen, Finnish skier and technician (b. 1925)
2002
Richard Harris, Irish actor and singer (b. 1930)
2002
René Thom, French mathematician and biologist (b. 1923)
2002
Paul Wellstone, American academic and politician (b. 1944)
2000
Mochitsura Hashimoto, Japanese commander (b. 1909)
1999
Payne Stewart, American golfer (b. 1957)
1995
Viveca Lindfors, Swedish actress (b. 1920)
1995
Bobby Riggs, American tennis player (b. 1918)
1994
Kara Hultgreen, American lieutenant and pilot (b. 1965)
1994
Mildred Natwick, American actress (b. 1905)
1993
Danny Chan, Hong Kong singer-songwriter, producer, and actor (b. 1958)
1993
Vincent Price, American actor (b. 1911)
1992
Roger Miller, American singer-songwriter and actor (b. 1936)
1992
Richard Pousette-Dart, American painter and educator (b. 1916)
1991
Bill Graham, German-American concert promoter (b. 1931)
1990
Alberto da Costa Pereira, Portuguese footballer (b. 1929)
1989
Mary McCarthy, American novelist and critic (b. 1912)
1986
Forrest Tucker, American actor (b. 1919)
1985
Gary Holton, English singer-songwriter (b. 1952)
1982
Bill Eckersley, English footballer (b. 1925)
1982
Arvid Wallman, Swedish diver (b. 1901)
1980
Virgil Fox, American organist and educator (b. 1912)
1980
Víctor Galíndez, Argentine boxer (b. 1948)
1980
Sahir Ludhianvi, Indian poet and songwriter (b. 1921)
1979
Gerald Templer, English field marshal and politician, British High Commissioner in Malaya (b. 1898)
1977
Félix Gouin, French politician (b. 1884)
1976
Raymond Queneau, French poet and author (b. 1903)
1975
Vladimir Herzog, Brazilian journalist and activist (b. 1937)
1973
Abebe Bikila, Ethiopian runner (b. 1932)
1973
Cleo Moore, American actress (b. 1928)
1973
Robert Scholl, German accountant and politician (b. 1891)
1972
Johnny Mantz, American racing driver (b. 1918)
1971
Mikhail Yangel, Soviet missile designer (b. 1911)
1970
Ülo Sooster, Estonian painter (b. 1924)
1969
Ellinor Aiki, Estonian painter (b. 1893)
1967
Margaret Ayer Barnes, American author and playwright (b. 1886)
1963
Roger Désormière, French conductor and composer (b. 1898)
1960
Harry Ferguson, Irish-English engineer, founded the Ferguson Company (b. 1884)
1957
Albert Anastasia, Italian-American mob boss (b. 1902)
1957
Edward Plunkett, 18th Baron of Dunsany, English-Irish author, poet, and playwright (b. 1878)
1955
Sadako Sasaki, Japanese girl (b. 1943)
1953
Holger Pedersen, Danish linguist and academic (b. 1867)
1949
Mary Ackworth Orr Evershed, English astronomer and Dante scholar (b. 1867)
1945
Robert Ley, German politician (b. 1890)
1941
Franz von Werra, Swiss-German captain and pilot (b. 1914)
1940
Thomas Waddell, Irish-Australian politician, 15th Premier of New South Wales (b. 1854)
1938
Alfonsina Storni, Swiss-Argentinian poet and author (b. 1892)
1924
Ziya Gökalp, Turkish sociologist, poet, and activist (b. 1876)
1921
Bat Masterson, American lawman, buffalo hunter, and sport writer (b. 1853)
1920
Alexander of Greece (b. 1893)
1920
Terence MacSwiney, Irish playwright and politician, Lord Mayor of Cork (b. 1879)
1919
William Kidston, Scottish-Australian politician, 17th Premier of Queensland (b. 1849)
1916
William Merritt Chase, American painter and educator (b. 1849)
1910
Willie Anderson, Scottish-American golfer (b. 1878)
1902
Frank Norris, American journalist and novelist (b. 1870)
1895
Charles Hallé, German-English pianist and conductor (b. 1819)
1889
Émile Augier, French playwright (b. 1820)
1852
John C. Clark, American lawyer and politician (b. 1793)
1833
Abbas Mirza, Persian prince (b. 1789)
1826
Philippe Pinel, French physician and psychiatrist (b. 1745)
1806
Henry Knox, American general and politician, 2nd United States Secretary of War (b. 1750)
1760
George II of Great Britain (b. 1683)
1757
Antoine Augustin Calmet, French monk and theologian (b. 1672)
1733
Giovanni Girolamo Saccheri, Italian priest, mathematician, and philosopher (b. 1667)
1683
William Scroggs, English judge and politician, Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales (b. 1623)
1651
Saint Job of Pochayiv, Ukrainian Orthodox Christian saint (b. 1551)
1647
Evangelista Torricelli, Italian physicist and mathematician (b. 1608)
1557
William Cavendish, English courtier and civil servant (b. 1505)
1514
William Elphinstone, Scottish bishop and academic, founded University of Aberdeen (b. 1431)
1495
John II of Portugal (b. 1455)
1492
Thaddeus McCarthy, Irish bishop (b. 1455)
1478
Catherine of Bosnia (b. 1425)
1415
Charles I of Albret
1415
Philip II, Count of Nevers (b. 1389)
1415
Frederick I, Count of Vaudémont (b. 1371)
1415
Jean I, Duke of Alençon (b. 1385)
1415
Anthony, Duke of Brabant (b. 1384)
1415
Michael de la Pole, 3rd Earl of Suffolk, English soldier (b. 1394)
1415
Edward of Norwich, 2nd Duke of York, English politician (b. 1373)
1415
Dafydd Gam, Welsh nobleman (b. c. 1380)
1400
Geoffrey Chaucer, English philosopher, poet, and author (b. 1343)
1359
Beatrice of Castile, queen consort of Portugal (b. 1293)
1349
James III of Majorca (b. 1315)
1292
Robert Burnell, Lord Chancellor of England
1230
Gilbert de Clare, 5th Earl of Gloucester, English soldier (b. 1180)
1200
Conrad of Wittelsbach, German cardinal (b. 1120)
1180
John of Salisbury, French bishop (b. c. 1120)
1154
Stephen, King of England (b. 1096)
1053
Enguerrand II, Count of Ponthieu
1047
Magnus the Good, Norwegian king (b. 1024)
912
Rudolph I, king of Burgundy (b. 859)
686
Prince Ōtsu of Japan (b. 663)
625
Pope Boniface V

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