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On This Day in History:  October 26

October 26 is the 299th day of the year (300th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 66 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2017
Louisiana ticket wins $191 million Powerball lottery jackpot. A single ticket sold in Louisiana has won the $191.1 million Powerball jackpot in Wednesday's drawing, lottery officials announced early Thursday.
2015
Ex-TSA agent, Atlanta police officer sentenced in lottery scheme. A Douglasville, Ga., man must serve 27 months in prison and one year of supervised release after pleading guilty for his role in a Jamaican-based fraudulent lottery scheme targeting senior-adult victims in the United States.
2013
$213 million ticket sold in Fresno is California's first Powerball winner. Somebody who likely lives in the Fresno area is in a much higher tax bracket as a new multimillionaire -- and California's first-ever Powerball winner.
2012
Georgia Lottery hires new president. Despite controversy over the governor's role in the choice, the Georgia Lottery board handed state budget director Debbie Dlugolenski Alford a new job Thursday as the lottery's new president and CEO.
2011
After 17 months, Ohio Lotto jackpot finally won. A Kentucky man who wishes to remain unidentified won $50.4 million playing the Classic Lotto at a Mount Adams bar, the Ohio Lottery Commission said Tuesday.
2009
Georgia man with flood damaged home wins lottery. A Mableton, Georgia, man whose home was heavily damaged by floods last month has won $250,000 playing the Georgia lottery.
2005
Mega Millions lottery jackpot increased to $147 million. The multi-state Mega Millions lottery jackpot is growing to $147 million for Friday's game after there was no big winner in Tuesday night's $128 million drawing.
2005
Charlotte wants limits on N.C. lottery sales. Charlotte leaders have asked North Carolina's new lottery commission to approve unusual rules that would limit ticket sales in "fragile" neighborhoods.
2005
N.C. Lottery commissioner resigns. One of the state's nine lottery commissioners resigned abruptly Tuesday, saying other commitments mean he cannot be effective in overseeing North Carolina's $1.2 billion-a-year gambling operation.
2005
Lottery fever erupts across Canada. Tonight's record $40 million (US$34 million) jackpot for Canada's national Lotto 6/49 game has people lining up at ticket vendors across the country.
2005
Powerball lottery winnings to educate kids, fund parents' honeymoon. Jay and Lory Schabo of Center, Wisconsin, said their life will not change that much after winning a $853,492 Match 5 Bonus Prize in the October 19th Powerball drawing.
2005
N.C. lottery ticket sales might begin in April. It will probably be April or later before anyone is able to buy a North Carolina lottery ticket, the lottery commissioner in charge of laying down rules for contractors said Monday.
2005
Dad's Powerball lottery win causes honor student to miss exam. Curtis West, the son of the reported $340 million Powerball jackpot winner, said he was so excited about the news that he missed one of his midterm exams at Oregon State University.
2005
Members of Kansas Air Guard Unit Win $853,492 Lottery Prize. Lt. Governor John Moore and Kansas Lottery Executive Director Ed Van Petten introduced the winners of the largest Powerball prize ever won in Kansas, without hitting the jackpot, and presented them with an over-sized check on the south steps of the State Capitol.
2003
Winning Powerball Tickets Sold In Indiana and Minnesota. Powerball paid off big Saturday night for two winning tickets; one sold in Indiana and one sold in Minnesota. The winners will split a $190.9 million jackpot.
2003
Daviess County gas station sold winning Powerball ticket. Lottery officials say a convenience store in a small southwestern Indiana city sold one of two tickets that will share Saturday night's nearly $191 million dollar Powerball jackpot.

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.€163.54 Million
US$178.37 Million
Draw Date
Oct 27, 2016
5.$173 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 26, 2011
6.$164 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 26, 2016
7.$147 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Oct 28, 2005
8.€113 Million
US$142.93 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Oct 27, 2006
9.$142 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 29, 2014
10.$130 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 26, 2019
11.$118 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Oct 26, 2010
12.$117 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Oct 27, 2015
13.€90 Million
US$116.38 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Oct 26, 2012
14.€77 Million
US$113.79 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Oct 30, 2009
15.$110 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 28, 2015
16.$105 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Oct 29, 2019
17.€90 Million
US$102.51 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Oct 26, 2018
18.$100 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 27, 2012
19.$84 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 26, 2002
20.$83 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 28, 2006
21.€71 Million
US$80.87 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Oct 26, 2018
22.€71 Million
US$78.82 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Oct 29, 2019
23.$75 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Oct 29, 2013
24.€65.94 Million
US$73.61 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Nov 1, 2019
25.$72 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 27, 2010

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1983
Wednesday, Oct 26, 1983
36 years old
1978
Thursday, Oct 26, 1978
41 years old
1976
Tuesday, Oct 26, 1976
43 years old
1975
Sunday, Oct 26, 1975
44 years old
1971
Tuesday, Oct 26, 1971
48 years old
1970
Monday, Oct 26, 1970
49 years old
1968
Saturday, Oct 26, 1968
51 years old
1968
Saturday, Oct 26, 1968
51 years old
1963
Saturday, Oct 26, 1963
56 years old
1962
Friday, Oct 26, 1962
57 years old
1960
Wednesday, Oct 26, 1960
59 years old
1947
Sunday, Oct 26, 1947
72 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day

2017
Royal cremation of Bhumibol Adulyadej at the Sanam Luang, Bangkok.
2016
An earthquake of magnitude 6.6 strikes central Italy.
2015
A 7.5 magnitude earthquake strikes in the Hindu Kush mountain range in northeastern Afghanistan, killing 398 people and leaving 2,536 people injured.
2003
The Cedar Fire, the third-largest fire in California history, kills 15 people, consumes 250,000 acres (1,000 km), and destroys 2,200 homes around San Diego.
2002
Approximately 50 Chechen terrorists and 150 hostages die when Russian special forces troops storm a theater building in Moscow, which had been occupied by the terrorists during a musical performance three days before.
2001
The United States passes the USA PATRIOT Act into law.
2000
A wave of protests forces Robert Guéï to step down as president after the Ivorian presidential election.
1999
Britain's House of Lords votes to end the right of hereditary peers to vote in Britain's upper chamber of Parliament.
1995
Mossad agents assassinate Islamic Jihad leader Fathi Shaqaqi in his hotel in Malta.
1994
Jordan and Israel sign a peace treaty.
1991
Three months after the end of the Ten-Day War, the last soldier of the Yugoslav People's Army leaves the territory of the Republic of Slovenia.
1985
The Australian government returns ownership of Uluru to the local Pitjantjatjara Aborigines.
1979
Park Chung-hee, President of South Korea, is assassinated by Korean CIA head Kim Jae-gyu.
1977
Ali Maow Maalin, the last natural case of smallpox, develops a rash in Somalia. The World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention consider this date to be the anniversary of the eradication of smallpox, the most spectacular success of vaccination.
1970
Muhammad Ali boxes for the first time after Ali's three-year hiatus due to draft evasion.
1968
Soviet cosmonaut Georgy Beregovoy pilots Soyuz 3 into space for a four-day mission.
1967
Mohammad Reza Pahlavi crowns himself Emperor of Iran.
1958
Pan American Airways makes the first commercial flight of the Boeing 707 from New York City to Paris.
1956
Hungarian Revolution: In the towns of Mosonmagyaróvár and Esztergom, Hungarian secret police forces massacre civilians. As rebel strongholds in Budapest hold, fighting spreads throughout the country.
1955
After the last Allied troops have left the country, and following the provisions of the Austrian Independence Treaty, Austria declares that it will never join a military alliance.
1955
Ngô Đình Diệm declares himself Premier of South Vietnam.
1947
Kashmir conflict: The Maharaja of Kashmir and Jammu signs the Instrument of Accession with India.
1944
World War II: The Battle of Leyte Gulf ends with an overwhelming American victory.
1943
World War II: First flight of the Dornier Do 335 "Pfeil".
1942
World War II: In the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands during the Guadalcanal Campaign, one U.S. aircraft carrier is sunk and another carrier is heavily damaged, while two Japanese carriers and one cruiser are heavily damaged.
1936
The first electric generator at Hoover Dam goes into full operation.
1921
The Chicago Theatre opens.
1918
Erich Ludendorff, quartermaster-general of the Imperial German Army, is dismissed by Kaiser Wilhelm II for refusing to cooperate in peace negotiations.
1917
First World War: Brazil declares war on the Central Powers.
1912
First Balkan War: The Ottomans lose the cities of Thessaloniki and Skopje.
1909
An Jung-geun assassinates Japan's Resident-General of Korea.
1905
King Oscar II recognizes the dissolution of the union between Norway and Sweden.
1892
Ida B. Wells publishes Southern Horrors: Lynch Law in All Its Phases.
1863
The Football Association is founded.
1860
The Expedition of the Thousand ends when Giuseppe Garibaldi presents his conquests to King Victor Emmanuel of Sardinia.
1859
The Royal Charter is wrecked on the coast of Anglesey with 459 dead.
1825
The Erie Canal opens, allowing direct passage from the Hudson River to Lake Erie.
1813
War of 1812: A combined force of British regulars, Canadian militia, and Mohawks defeat the Americans in the Battle of the Chateauguay.
1774
The first Continental Congress adjourns in Philadelphia.
1689
General Piccolomini of Austria burns down Skopje to prevent the spread of cholera. He died of cholera himself soon after.
1640
The Treaty of Ripon is signed, restoring peace between Covenanter Scotland and King Charles.
1597
Imjin War: Korean Admiral Yi Sun-sin routs the Japanese Navy of 300 ships with only 13 ships at the Battle of Myeongnyang.
1520
Charles V is crowned as Holy Roman Emperor.
1377
Tvrtko I is crowned the first king of Bosnia.
1341
The Byzantine civil war of 1341-47 formally begins with the proclamation of John VI Kantakouzenos as Byzantine Emperor.
1185
The Uprising of Asen and Peter begins on the feast day of St. Demetrius of Thessaloniki and ends with the creation of the Second Bulgarian Empire.

Births On This Day

2002
Julian Dennison, New Zealand actor
1996
Rebecca Tunney, English gymnast
1994
Waqa Blake, Fijian rugby league player
1994
Allie DeBerry, American model and actress
1992
Joseph Cramarossa, Canadian hockey player
1991
Riho Iida, Japanese model and actress
1990
Mark Swanepoel, South African rugby player
1989
Dre Kirkpatrick, American football player
1989
Emil Sayfutdinov, Russian motorcycle racer
1988
Greg Zuerlein, American figure skater
1987
Abudramae Bamba, Ivorian footballer
1987
Shawn Lauvao, American football player
1986
Ibor Bakar, French footballer
1986
Jakub Rzeźniczak, Polish footballer
1986
Marco Ruben, Argentinian footballer
1986
Schoolboy Q, German-American rapper
1985
Andrea Bargnani, Italian basketball player
1985
Kafoumba Coulibaly, Ivorian footballer
1985
Monta Ellis, American basketball player
1985
Kieran Read, New Zealand rugby player
1984
Sasha Cohen, American figure skater
1984
Adriano Correia, Brazilian footballer
1984
Mathieu Crépel, French snowboarder
1984
Jefferson Farfán, Peruvian footballer
1984
Amanda Overmyer, American singer-songwriter
1983
Francisco Liriano, Dominican baseball player
1983
Dmitri Sychev, Russian footballer
1983
Luke Watson, South African rugby player
1982
Nicola Adams, English boxer
1982
Adam Carroll, Irish race car driver
1981
Sam Brown, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
1981
Martina Schild, Swiss skier
1981
Guy Sebastian, Malaysian-Australian singer-songwriter
1981
Chou Ssu-Chi, Taiwanese baseball player
1980
Cristian Chivu, Romanian footballer
1980
Claire Cooper, English actress
1980
Koichi Watanabe, Japanese kick-boxer
1979
Movsar Barayev, Chechen terrorist (d.2002)
1978
Sari Abacha, Nigerian footballer (d. 2013)
1978
Jimmy Aggrey, English footballer and actor
1978
Eva Kaili, Greek journalist and politician
1978
CM Punk, American wrestler, mixed martial artist, and actor
1978
Dave Zastudil, American football player
1977
Jon Heder, American actor and producer
1977
Marisha Pessl, American author
1974
Raveena Tandon, Indian actress, producer, and former model
1973
Austin Healey, English rugby player and sportscaster
1973
Seth MacFarlane, American voice actor, singer, director, producer, and screenwriter
1973
Taka Michinoku, Japanese wrestler and trainer
1972
Matsuko Deluxe, Japanese journalist and author
1972
Daniel Elena, Monegasque race car driver
1971
Jim Butcher, American author
1971
Audley Harrison, English boxer
1971
Ronnie Irani, English cricketer
1971
Anthony Rapp, American actor and singer
1970
Dian Bachar, American actor, director, and screenwriter
1970
Lisa Ryder, Canadian actress
1968
Miyuki Imori, Japanese actress and singer
1967
Douglas Alexander, Scottish lawyer and politician, former Minister of State for Europe
1967
Keith Urban, New Zealand-American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1966
Sverre Gjørvad, Norwegian drummer and composer
1966
Masaharu Iwata, Japanese keyboard player and composer
1966
Jeanne Zelasko, American journalist and sportscaster
1965
Kelly Rowan, Canadian actress and producer
1965
Ken Rutherford, New Zealand cricketer
1964
Tom Cavanagh, Canadian actor and producer
1963
Ted Demme, American actor, director, and producer (d. 2002)
1963
Natalie Merchant, American singer-songwriter and pianist
1962
Cary Elwes, English actor and producer
1962
Jack Morelli, American comic book professional and author
1961
Gerald Malloy, American lawyer and politician
1961
Dylan McDermott, American actor
1961
Joey Salceda, Filipino politician
1961
Uhuru Kenyatta, Kenyan President
1959
Paul Farmer, American anthropologist and physician
1959
Evo Morales, Bolivian soldier and politician, 80th President of Bolivia
1958
Shaun Woodward, English journalist and politician, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
1957
Bob Golic, American football player and radio host
1956
Stephen Gumley, Australian engineer and businessman
1956
Rita Wilson, American actress and producer
1954
Vasilis Hatzipanagis, Greek footballer
1954
Adam Mars-Jones, English author and critic
1954
James Pickens Jr., American actor
1954
D. W. Moffett, American actor and director
1953
Roger Allam, British actor
1953
Tim Hely Hutchinson, English publisher
1953
Joe Meriweather, American basketball player and coach (d. 2013)
1953
Keith Strickland, American guitarist and songwriter
1952
Bobby Bandiera, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1952
Edward Garnier, English lawyer and politician, Solicitor General for England and Wales
1952
Andrew Motion, English poet and author
1952
David Was, American singer-songwriter and producer
1951
Bootsy Collins, American singer-songwriter and bass player
1951
Tommy Mars, American keyboard player
1951
Julian Schnabel, American painter, director, and screenwriter
1949
Antonio Carpio, Filipino lawyer and jurist, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines
1949
Steve Rogers, American baseball player
1949
Kevin Sullivan, American wrestler and booker
1948
Toby Harrah, American baseball player and coach
1947
Ricardo Asch, Argentinian gynecologist and endocrinologist
1947
Ian Ashley, German-English race car driver
1947
Hillary Clinton, American lawyer and politician, 67th United States Secretary of State and 44th First Lady of the United States
1947
Reg Empey, Northern Irish businessman and politician, Lord Mayor of Belfast
1947
Trevor Joyce, Irish poet and scholar
1947
Kenzo Kitakata, Japanese author
1946
Kevin Barron, English electrician and politician
1946
Keith Hopwood, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1946
Pat Sajak, American journalist, actor, and game show host
1946
Holly Woodlawn, Puerto Rican actress and author (d. 2015)
1945
Pat Conroy, American author (d. 2016)
1945
Demetris Th. Gotsis, Greek poet and author
1945
Nancy Davis Griffeth, American computer scientist and academic
1945
Jaclyn Smith, American actress and producer
1944
Jim McCann, Irish singer and guitarist (d. 2015)
1942
Bob Hoskins, English actor, singer, and director (d. 2014)
1942
Milton Nascimento, Brazilian singer-songwriter and guitarist
1942
Zdenko Runjić, Croatian songwriter and producer (d. 2004)
1942
Jonathan Williams, English race car driver and pilot (d. 2014)
1941
Steven Kellogg, American author and illustrator
1941
Charlie Landsborough, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
1940
Eddie Henderson, American trumpet player and educator
1940
John Horgan, Irish academic and politician
1936
Al Casey, American guitarist (d. 2006)
1936
Shelley Morrison, American actress
1936
György Pauk, Hungarian violinist and educator
1936
Etelka Kenéz Heka, Hungarian writer, poet and singer
1935
Mike Gray, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2013)
1935
Gloria Conyers Hewitt, American mathematician and academic
1934
Hot Rod Hundley, American basketball player and sportscaster (d. 2015)
1934
Hans-Joachim Roedelius, German keyboard player and producer
1933
Takis Kanellopoulos, Greek director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1990)
1933
Andrew P. O'Rourke, American judge and politician (d. 2013)
1931
Suhaila Noah, Spouse of the Prime Minister of Malaysia (d. 2014)
1929
Neal Matthews Jr., American country/gospel singer (The Jordanaires) (d. 2000)
1928
Francisco Solano López, Argentinian illustrator (d. 2011)
1927
Warne Marsh, American saxophonist (Supersax) (d. 1987)
1926
Panos Gavalas, Greek singer (d. 1988)
1925
Jan Wolkers, Dutch sculptor, painter, and author (d. 2007)
1924
Shaw Taylor, English actor and television host (d. 2015)
1923
Robert Hinde, English zoologist and academic (d. 2016)
1922
Madelyn Dunham, American grandmother of Barack Obama (d. 2008)
1922
Fred Wood, English actor (d. 2003)
1921
Joe Fulks, American basketball player (d. 1976)
1920
Sarah Lee Lippincott, American astronomer and academic
1919
Princess Ashraf of Iran (d. 2016)
1919
Frank Bourgholtzer, American journalist (d. 2010)
1919
Edward Brooke, American captain and politician, 47th Massachusetts Attorney General (d. 2015)
1919
Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Shah of Iran (d. 1980)
1916
François Mitterrand, French lawyer and politician, 21st President of France (d. 1996)
1916
Boyd Wagner, American colonel and pilot (d. 1942)
1915
Ray Crawford, American race car driver, fighter ace, test pilot, and businessman (d. 1996)
1915
Joe Fry, English race car driver (d. 1950)
1914
Jackie Coogan, American actor and director (d. 1984)
1913
Charlie Barnet, American saxophonist, composer, and bandleader (d. 1991)
1912
Don Siegel, American director and producer (d. 1991)
1911
Sid Gillman, American football player and coach (d. 2003)
1911
Mahalia Jackson, American singer (d. 1972)
1911
Sorley MacLean, Scottish poet and educator (d. 1996)
1910
John Krol, American cardinal (d. 1996)
1909
Ignace Lepp, French psychologist and author (d. 1966)
1909
Dante Quinterno, Argentinian author and illustrator (d. 2003)
1906
Primo Carnera, Italian boxer and actor (d. 1967)
1905
George Bernard Flahiff, Canadian cardinal (d. 1989)
1903
Mahn Ba Khaing, Burmese politician (d. 1947)
1902
Beryl Markham, Kenyan horse trainer and author (d. 1986)
1902
Jack Sharkey, American boxer and referee (d. 1994)
1902
Henrietta Hill Swope, American astronomer and academic (d. 1980)
1900
Ibrahim Abboud, Sudanese politician and general, 1st President of Sudan (d. 1983)
1900
Karin Boye, Swedish poet and novelist (d. 1941)
1899
Judy Johnson, American baseball player and coach (d. 1989)
1894
Florence Nagle, English trainer and breeder of racehorses (d. 1988)
1893
Miloš Crnjanski, Serbian poet and author (d. 1977)
1890
Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi, Indian journalist and politician (d. 1931)
1884
William Hogenson, American sprinter (d. 1965)
1883
Napoleon Hill, American philosopher and author (d. 1970)
1883
Paul Pilgrim, American runner (d. 1958)
1881
Louis Bastien, French cyclist and fencer (d. 1963)
1880
Andrei Bely, Russian novelist, poet, and critic (d. 1934)
1875
H.B. Warner, English actor (d. 1958)
1874
Martin Lowry, English chemist and academic (d. 1936)
1874
Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, American philanthropist, founded the Museum of Modern Art (d. 1948)
1873
A. K. Fazlul Huq, Bangladeshi-Pakistani lawyer and politician, 5th Pakistani Minister of Interior (d. 1962)
1873
Thorvald Stauning, Danish union leader and politician, 24th Prime Minister of Denmark (d. 1942)
1871
Guillermo Kahlo, German-Mexican photographer (d. 1941)
1869
Washington Luís, Brazilian lawyer and politician, 13th President of Brazil (d. 1957)
1865
Benjamin Guggenheim, American businessman (d. 1912)
1860
Frank Eaton, American marshal and author (d. 1958)
1854
C. W. Post, American businessman, founded Post Foods (d. 1914)
1850
Grigore Tocilescu, Romanian archaeologist and historian (d. 1909)
1849
Ferdinand Georg Frobenius, German mathematician and academic (d. 1917)
1842
Vasily Vereshchagin, Russian soldier and painter (d. 1904)
1803
Joseph Hansom, English architect and publisher, designed Birmingham Town Hall (d. 1882)
1802
Miguel I of Portugal (d. 1866)
1800
Helmuth von Moltke the Elder, Prussian field marshal (d. 1891)
1799
Margaret Agnes Bunn, Scottish actress (d. 1883)
1797
Giuditta Pasta, Italian soprano (d. 1865)
1795
Nikolaos Mantzaros, Greek composer and theorist (d. 1872)
1794
Konstantin Thon, Russian architect, designed the Grand Kremlin Palace and the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour (d. 1881)
1768
Eustachy Erazm Sanguszko, Polish general and politician (d. 1844)
1759
Georges Danton, French lawyer and politician, French Minister of Justice (d. 1794)
1757
Karl Leonhard Reinhold, Austrian philosopher and academic (d. 1823)
1747
Ivan Mane Jarnović, Italian violinist and composer (d. 1804)
1694
Johan Helmich Roman, Swedish composer and academic (d. 1758)
1685
Domenico Scarlatti, Italian harpsichord player and composer (d. 1757)
1684
Kurt Christoph Graf von Schwerin, Prussian field marshal (d. 1757)
1673
Dimitrie Cantemir, Moldavian geographer, historian, and philosopher (d. 1723)
1612
Henry Wilmot, 1st Earl of Rochester (d. 1658)
1609
William Sprague, English-American settler, co-founded Charlestown, Massachusetts (d. 1675)
1564
Hans Leo Hassler, German organist and composer (d. 1612)
1556
Ahmad Baba al Massufi, Malian academic (d. 1627)
1551
Charlotte de Sauve, French courtesan (d. 1617)
1529
Anna of Hesse, princess of Hesse (d. 1591)
1518
John Basset, Devonshire gentleman (d. 1541)
1491
Zhengde Emperor of China (d. 1521)
1483
Hans Buchner, German Renaissance composer (d. 1538)
1473
Friedrich of Saxony, Grand Master of the Teutonic Knights (d. 1510)
1431
Ercole I d'Este, Duke of Ferrara, Italian politician (d. 1505)
1427
Sigismund, Archduke of Austria (d. 1496)
1416
Edmund Grey, 1st Earl of Kent, English politician, Lord High Treasurer (d. 1490)

Deaths On This Day

2017
Ali Ashraf Darvishian, Iranian novelist, short story writer and academic. (b. 1941)
2015
Willis Carto, American activist and theorist (b. 1926)
2015
Leo Kadanoff, American physicist and academic (b. 1937)
2015
Giuseppe Nazzaro, Italian-Syrian bishop and theologian (b. 1937)
2014
Vic Allen, English sociologist, economist, and historian (b. 1923)
2014
Mo Collins, American football player and coach (b. 1976)
2014
Germain Gagnon, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1942)
2014
Senzo Meyiwa, South African footballer (b. 1987)
2014
Brian Moore, Australian rugby league player (b. 1944)
2014
Jeff Robinson, American baseball player (b. 1961)
2014
Gordy Soltau, American football player and sportscaster (b. 1925)
2014
Oscar Taveras, Dominican baseball player (b. 1992)
2013
Ritva Arvelo, Finnish actress, director, and screenwriter (b. 1921)
2013
Ron Davies, Welsh photographer (b. 1921)
2013
Doug Ireland, American journalist and activist (b. 1946)
2013
Al Johnson, American singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1948)
2013
Andries Maseko, South African footballer (b. 1955)
2013
Gabriel of Komana (b. 1946)
2012
Mac Ahlberg, Swedish-Italian director, screenwriter, and cinematographer (b. 1931)
2012
Arnold Greenberg, American businessman, co-founded Snapple (b. 1932)
2012
John M. Johansen American architect, designed the Morris A. Mechanic Theatre (b. 1916)
2012
Alan Kirschenbaum, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1961)
2012
Björn Sieber, Austrian skier (b. 1989)
2012
Alan Stretton, Australian general (b. 1922)
2011
Jona Senilagakali, Fijian physician and politician, 7th Prime Minister of Fiji (b. 1929)
2010
Glen Little, American clown (b. 1925)
2010
Mbah Maridjan, Indonesian spiritual leader (b. 1927)
2010
Romeu Tuma, Brazilian police officer and politician (b. 1931)
2009
Teel Bivins, American lawyer and politician, 18th United States Ambassador to Sweden (b. 1947)
2009
Yoshirō Muraki, Japanese production designer and art director(b. 1924)
2009
George Naʻope, American singer and dancer (b. 1928)
2009
Troy Smith, American businessman, founded Sonic Drive-In (b. 1922)
2008
Tony Hillerman, American journalist, author, and educator (b. 1925)
2008
Delmar Watson, American actor and photographer (b. 1926)
2007
Nicolae Dobrin, Romanian footballer and manager (b. 1947)
2007
Friedman Paul Erhardt, German-American chef and television host (b. 1943)
2007
Arthur Kornberg, American biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize (b. 1918)
2006
Tillman Franks, American bassist and songwriter (b. 1920)
2006
Pontus Hultén, Swedish art collector and curator (b. 1924)
2005
Keith Parkinson, American illustrator (b. 1958)
2005
George Swindin, English footballer and manager (b. 1914)
2004
Bobby Ávila, Mexican baseball player and politician (b. 1924)
2002
Jacques Massu, French general (b. 1908)
2002
Sally Hoyt Spofford, American ornithologist (b. 1914)
2001
Hüseyin Hilmi Işık, Turkish scholar and academic (b. 1911)
1999
Hoyt Axton, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (b. 1938)
1999
Eknath Easwaran, Indian-American author and educator (b. 1910)
1998
Kenkichi Iwasawa, Japanese mathematician and academic (b. 1917)
1995
Wilhelm Freddie, Danish painter and sculptor (b. 1909)
1995
Gorni Kramer, Italian bassist, songwriter, and bandleader (b. 1913)
1994
Wilbert Harrison, American singer and guitarist (b. 1929)
1993
Oro, Mexican wrestler (b. 1971)
1989
Charles J. Pedersen, American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1904)
1986
Jackson Scholz, American runner (b. 1897)
1984
Gus Mancuso, American baseball player and coach (b. 1905)
1979
Park Chung-hee, South Korean general and politician, 3rd President of South Korea (b. 1917)
1978
Alexander Gerschenkron, Ukrainian-American historian, critic, and academic (b. 1904)
1974
Bidia Dandaron, Russian author and educator (b. 1914)
1973
Semyon Budyonny, Marshal of the Soviet Union (b. 1883)
1972
Igor Sikorsky, Ukrainian-American engineer and academic, founded Sikorsky Aircraft (b. 1889)
1966
Alma Cogan, English singer (b. 1932)
1965
Sylvia Likens, 16-year-old group torture/murder victim in Indianapolis (b. 1949)
1963
Elizabeth Gunn, New Zealand pediatrician (b. 1879)
1962
Louise Beavers, American actress (b. 1902)
1961
Sadae Inoue, Japanese general (b. 1886)
1960
Toshizō Nishio, Japanese general (b. 1881)
1957
Gerty Cori, Czech-American biochemist and physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1896)
1957
Nikos Kazantzakis, Greek philosopher, author, and playwright (b. 1883)
1956
Walter Gieseking, French-German pianist and composer (b. 1895)
1952
Hattie McDaniel, American actress and singer (b. 1895)
1949
Lionel Halsey, English admiral and courtier (b. 1872)
1947
Edwin Savage, English priest and author (b. 1862)
1946
Ioannis Rallis, Greek lawyer and politician, Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1878)
1945
Aleksey Krylov, Russian mathematician and engineer (b. 1863)
1945
Paul Pelliot, French sinologist and explorer (b. 1878)
1944
Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom (b. 1857)
1944
Hiroyoshi Nishizawa, Japanese lieutenant and pilot (b. 1920)
1944
William Temple, English archbishop and theologian (b. 1881)
1943
Aurel Stein, Hungarian-English archaeologist and academic (b. 1862)
1941
Arkady Gaidar, Russian journalist and author (b. 1904)
1937
Józef Dowbor-Muśnicki, Polish general (b. 1867)
1932
Margaret Brown, American philanthropist and activist (b. 1867)
1931
Charles Comiskey, American baseball player and manager (b. 1859)
1930
Waldemar Haffkine, Russian-Swiss physician and microbiologist (b. 1860)
1930
Harry Payne Whitney, American businessman and horse breeder (b. 1872)
1927
Jūkichi Yagi, Japanese poet (b. 1898)
1919
Akashi Motojiro, Japanese general (b. 1864)
1909
Itō Hirobumi, Japanese samurai and politician, 1st Prime Minister of Japan (b. 1841)
1902
Elizabeth Cady Stanton, American activist (b. 1815)
1896
Paul-Armand Challemel-Lacour, French philosopher, academic, and politician, French Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1827)
1890
Carlo Collodi, Italian journalist and author (b. 1826)
1871
Robert Anderson (Civil War), American general (b. 1805)
1866
John Kinder Labatt, Irish-Canadian brewer, founded the Labatt Brewing Company (b. 1803)
1864
William T. Anderson, American captain (b. 1838)
1817
Nikolaus Joseph von Jacquin, Dutch-Austrian chemist and botanist (b. 1727)
1806
John Graves Simcoe, English general and politician, 1st Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada (b. 1752)
1803
Granville Leveson-Gower, 1st Marquess of Stafford, English politician, Lord President of the Council (b. 1721)
1773
Amédée-François Frézier, French mathematician, engineer, and explorer (b. 1682)
1764
William Hogarth, English painter and engraver (b. 1697)
1751
Philip Doddridge, English minister and hymn-writer (b. 1702)
1717
Catherine Sedley, Countess of Dorchester (b. 1657)
1686
John Egerton, 2nd Earl of Bridgewater, English captain and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire (b. 1623)
1675
William Sprague, English settler, co-founded Charlestown, Massachusetts (b. 1609)
1671
Sir John Gell, 1st Baronet, English politician (b. 1593)
1633
Horio Tadaharu, Japanese daimyō (b. 1596)
1609
Matsudaira Tadayori, Japanese samurai and daimyō (b. 1582)
1580
Anna of Austria, Queen of Spain (b. 1549)
1555
Olympia Fulvia Morata, Italian-German scholar and educator (b. 1526)
1440
Gilles de Rais, French knight (b. 1404)
1111
Gómez González, Castilian nobleman and military leader
930
Li Qi, chancellor of Later Liang (b. 871)
899
Alfred the Great, English king (b. 849)
760
Cuthbert, archbishop of Canterbury
664
Cedd, English monk and bishop (b. 620)

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