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On This Day in History:  October 28

October 28 is the 301st day of the year (302nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 64 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2019
Man battling cancer wins $200,000 lottery on his last day of chemotherapy. The North Carolina lottery commission shared a heartwarming story about a cancer survivor who got lucky in more ways than one after snagging a winning scratch-off ticket.
2018
Winners in Iowa, New York to share $687.8 million Powerball lottery jackpot. Two winning tickets sold in Iowa and New York will split the third-largest Powerball jackpot in the game's history.
2014
NJ lottery winners dodge a tax bullet. A proposed extra tax on New Jerseyans' lottery winnings stalled today after it became clear it was unlikely to be approved by a key state Senate panel.
2013
Pa. Lottery privatization pursuit nears another deadline. The price tag for exploring Gov. Tom Corbett's idea for outsourcing management of the Pennsylvania Lottery has crossed the $4 million threshold and is marching toward the $5 million mark.
2013
Wyoming lottery seeks logo designer. The Wyoming Lottery Corporation wants an in-state company to design its new logo.
2012
2007 lottery winner accused of armed robbery. A suspect charged with the armed home invasion and robbery of a couple who had just returned from their honeymoon won $1 million in the Massachusetts Lottery in 2007.
2009
Five-time lottery winner accused of taking ticket from group. A five-time lottery winner from Canada had his latest win disputed by a group alleging the winning ticket was part of a group purchase.
2009
Cheated winner wants Texas Lottery to pay up. A man cheated of his million-dollar jackpot wants the Texas Lottery to pay up.
2008
DOJ says privatizing state lotteries illegal. Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels said Friday that he is dropping the idea of privatizing the Hoosier Lottery as an option of funding a college scholarship program after the U.S. Department of Justice said such a move would not comply with federal law.
2007
Tenn. players picked up on new odds before lottery revealed glitch. An analysis of 55 million Tennessee lottery tickets played in the Cash 3 and Cash 4 lottery games shows that in August, more people started playing the numbers most likely to come up.
2005
Gang used winning Pick 4 lottery tickets to launder drug money. A Detroit gang bought more than $1 million worth of winning lottery tickets at inflated prices in an effort to launder the cash through legitimate means.
2005
N.C. Lottery's image takes hit. North Carolina's lottery, not even 60 days old and nowhere near selling tickets, already looks dirty in the minds of the public, Lottery Commission Chairman Charles Sanders said Wednesday.
2005
Oil company employees win $54 million Canada 6/49 lottery jackpot. 17 co-workers at a small oil and gas company east of Camrose are the winners of the largest lottery jackpot in Canadian history -- $54,294,712.
2005
Winning lottery ticket purchased with stolen credit card. A woman bought a winning lottery ticket worth $1 million with a stolen credit card and could wind up with nothing if convicted, police said.
2004
Powerball Jackpot Reaches $28 Million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Wednesday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $28 million, with a cash option of $15.5 million.
2004
Gas station clerk says he is being framed for lottery theft. A Milford, Massachusetts man accused of stealing $86,000 in scratch tickets from the Cochituate Road service station he worked at claimed yesterday he was being framed.
2004
Checkout clerk: 'You've had a big win, sir'. A young agricultural engineer saw a five-week lucky streak on the National Lottery spiral to new heights when his six numbers scooped him the £2m (US$3.65 million) jackpot.
2003
Missouri Lottery Unveils "Big Sleigh Giveaway". Missouria Lottery players can start celebrating the holidays early with the "Big Sleigh Giveaway" promotion, which will include prizes such as a 2004 Lincoln Aviator, cash, gift certificates, and TVs.
2003
Women's big Powerball win thrusts spotlight on small town. Until Monday, Holdingford, Minnesota probably was best known as a neighbor to Keillor's fictional Lake Wobegon or as the Moonshine Capital of the Nation because a golden brew named Minnesota 13 was created there. But now, it'll be known as home to the luckiest lunch ladies.
2003
7-Eleven store owner sells winning lotto ticket to himself. 7-Eleven store owner Narinder Badwal sold a winning California SuperLotto Plus ticket to himself -- and won $49.5 million, representing his half of a jackpot that he shared with an aspiring actress from Southern California.
2003
Valley lottery winners plan to donate part of winning to charity. Narinder Badwal and his wife Lilla Singh still can't believe their luck. Standing in front of television cameras and microphones during a press conference in Milpitas today helped them realize that they will split a $99 million Superlotto jackpot.
2003
Lunch Ladies Share $95 Million Powerball Prize. They waited until the students got their lunch, then 15 school cooks and one janitor who each put a quarter into a lottery pool came forward Monday as the holders of a Powerball ticket worth more than $95 million.
2003
Lottery chief defends high salaries of executives. Tennessee Lottery CEO Rebecca Paul on Monday defended the high salaries going to lottery executives and predicted complaints, such as those voiced by a group of Republican legislators, will end when the lottery is up and running.
2003
5 proposals for equipment, services submitted for games. Tennessee lottery officials received five proposals yesterday to provide equipment and services for Tennessee lottery games and began to handle them in top-secret fashion.
2003
Officials choose lottery logo; firms put in contract bids. Tennessee lottery officials Monday picked a new logo from 100 proposed designs and learned they will have just two bids to choose from for one major vendor contract and three for another.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$252 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Oct 28, 2014
2.€177.73 Million
US$247.84 Million
Draw Date
Oct 30, 2010
3.$203 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 29, 2011
4.$180 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 29, 2016
5.€131 Million
US$167.18 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Nov 3, 2006
6.$147 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Oct 28, 2005
7.$142 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 29, 2014
8.$140 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 30, 2019
8.$140 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Oct 29, 2010
10.€101 Million
US$130.82 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Oct 30, 2012
11.$129 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Oct 30, 2015
12.$116 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 28, 2020
13.€77 Million
US$113.79 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Oct 30, 2009
14.$110 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 31, 2012
14.$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$102.65 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Nov 2, 2018
18.€79 Million
US$89.71 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Oct 30, 2018
19.$87 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 30, 2010
20.$83 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 28, 2006
21.€71 Million
US$78.82 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Oct 29, 2019
22.$75 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Oct 29, 2013
23.€65.94 Million
US$73.61 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Nov 1, 2019
24.$67 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Oct 28, 2011
25.€57.3 Million
US$65.07 Million
Draw Date
Oct 30, 2018

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1989
Saturday, Oct 28, 1989
30 years old
1987
Wednesday, Oct 28, 1987
32 years old
1982
Thursday, Oct 28, 1982
37 years old
1981
Wednesday, Oct 28, 1981
38 years old
1976
Thursday, Oct 28, 1976
43 years old
1973
Sunday, Oct 28, 1973
46 years old
1971
Thursday, Oct 28, 1971
48 years old
1969
Tuesday, Oct 28, 1969
50 years old
1969
Tuesday, Oct 28, 1969
50 years old
1968
Monday, Oct 28, 1968
51 years old
1964
Wednesday, Oct 28, 1964
55 years old
1960
Friday, Oct 28, 1960
59 years old
1959
Wednesday, Oct 28, 1959
60 years old
1959
Wednesday, Oct 28, 1959
60 years old
1958
Tuesday, Oct 28, 1958
61 years old
1955
Friday, Oct 28, 1955
64 years old
1954
Thursday, Oct 28, 1954
65 years old
1953
Wednesday, Oct 28, 1953
66 years old
1952
Tuesday, Oct 28, 1952
67 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day

2014
A rocket carrying NASA's Cygnus CRS Orb-3 resupply mission to the International Space Station explodes seconds after taking off from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport in Virginia.
2013
Five people are killed and 38 are injured after a car crashes into barriers at the Tiananmen Square in China.
2009
The 28 October 2009 Peshawar bombing kills 117 and wounds 213.
2009
NASA successfully launches the Ares I-X mission, the only rocket launch for its short-lived Constellation program.
2007
Cristina Fernández de Kirchner becomes the first woman elected President of Argentina.
2006
A funeral service takes place at the Bykivnia graves for those Ukrainians who were killed by the Soviet secret police.
2005
Vice-president Cheney's chief of staff is indicted due to his involvement in the Plame affair.
1995
The Baku Metro fire sees 550 people either killed or injured.
1990
Georgia holds its only free election under Soviet rule.
1982
The Spanish general election begins fourteen years of rule by the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party.
1971
Prospero becomes the only British satellite to be launched by a British rocket.
1965
Pope Paul VI promulgates Nostra aetate, by which the Church officially recognizes the legitimacy of non-Christian faiths.
1962
Cuban Missile Crisis: Premier Nikita Khrushchev orders the removal of Soviet missiles from Cuba.
1958
John XXIII is elected Pope.
1956
Hungarian Revolution: A de facto ceasefire comes into effect between armed revolutionaries and Soviet troops, who begin to withdraw from Budapest. Communist officials and facilities come under attack by revolutionaries.
1956
Elvis Presley receives a polio vaccination on national TV.
1949
An Air France Lockheed Constellation crashes in the Azores, killing all 48 people on board.
1948
Paul Müller is awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his discovery of the insecticidal properties of DDT.
1942
The Alaska Highway first connects Alaska to the North American railway network at Dawson Creek in Canada.
1940
Second World War: Greece rejects Italy's ultimatum. Italy invades Greece through Albania a few hours later.
1928
The Indonesia Raya, now the national anthem, is first sung.
1922
Italian fascists led by Benito Mussolini march on Rome and take over the Italian government.
1919
The U.S. Congress passes the Volstead Act over President Wilson's veto, paving the way for Prohibition to begin the following January.
1918
First World War: The Czechoslovak declaration of independence is proclaimed in Prague.
1918
First World War: A new Polish government in western Galicia is established, triggering the Polish-Ukrainian War.
1893
Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, Pathétique receives its première performance only nine days before the composer's death.
1891
The Mino-Owari earthquake is the largest inland earthquake in Japan's history.
1886
President Cleveland dedicates the Statue of Liberty.
1864
American Civil War: A Union attack on the Confederate capital is repulsed.
1835
The United Tribes of New Zealand are established with the signature of the Declaration of Independence.
1834
The Pinjarra massacre occurs in the Swan River Colony. An estimated 30 Noongar people are killed by British colonists.
1776
American Revolutionary War: British troops attack and capture Chatterton Hill from the Continental Army.
1726
The novel Gulliver's Travels is published.
1707
The 1707 Hōei earthquake causes more than 5,000 deaths in Japan.
1664
The Duke of York and Albany's Maritime Regiment of Foot, later to be known as the Royal Marines, is established.
1636
The Massachusetts Bay Colony votes to establish a theological college, which would later become Harvard University.
1628
French Wars of Religion: The Siege of La Rochelle ends with the surrender of the Huguenots after fourteen months.
1538
The Universidad Santo Tomás de Aquino is founded in what is now the Dominican Republic.
1531
Abyssinian-Adal war: The Adal Sultanate seizes southern Ethiopia.
1516
Ottoman-Mamluk War: Mamluks fail to stop the Ottoman advance towards Egypt.
1492
Christopher Columbus lands in Cuba on his first voyage to the New World.
1453
Ladislaus the Posthumous is crowned king of Bohemia in Prague.
1449
Christian I is crowned king of Denmark.
1420
Beijing is officially designated the capital of the Ming dynasty when the Forbidden City is completed.
1344
The lower town of Smyrna is captured by Crusaders in response to Aydınid piracy.
969
The Byzantine Empire recovers Antioch from Arab rule.
312
Constantine I defeats Maxentius, becoming the sole Roman emperor in the West.
306
Maxentius is proclaimed Roman emperor.
AD 97
Emperor Nerva is forced by the Praetorian Guard to adopt general Marcus Ulpius Trajanus as his heir and successor.

Births On This Day

1998
Nolan Gould, American actor
1997
Taylor Fritz, American tennis player
1996
Jasmine Jessica Anthony, American actress
1996
Jack Eichel, American ice hockey player
1996
Una Raymond-Hoey, Irish cricketer
1995
Glen Kamara, Finnish footballer
1992
Maria Sergejeva, Estonian figure skater
1991
Lucy Bronze, English footballer
1989
Camille Muffat, French swimmer (d. 2015)
1988
Edd Gould, English cartoonist and animator (d. 2012)
1988
Jamie xx, English musician, DJ, record producer and remixer
1987
Frank Ocean, American singer-songwriter
1986
Anthony Griffith, English footballer
1986
Aki Toyosaki, Japanese voice actress and singer
1985
Tyrone Barnett, English footballer
1985
Anthony Fantano, American music critic
1984
Bryn Evans, New Zealand rugby player
1984
Obafemi Martins, Nigerian footballer
1984
Finn Wittrock, American actor
1983
Jarrett Jack, American basketball player
1983
Kayo Noro, Japanese singer and actress
1983
Joe Thomas, English actor and screenwriter
1982
Jeremy Bonderman, American baseball player
1982
Enver Jääger, Estonian footballer
1982
Anthony Lerew, American baseball player
1982
Hironori Saruta, Japanese footballer
1982
Matt Smith, English actor and director
1981
Solomon Andargachew, Ethiopian footballer
1981
Milan Baroš, Czech footballer
1981
Shane Gore, English footballer
1981
Nate McLouth, American baseball player
1981
Nick Montgomery, English-Scottish footballer
1980
Christy Hemme, American wrestler and ring announcer
1980
Agnes Obel, Danish singer-songwriter and pianist
1980
Alan Smith, English footballer and coach
1979
Natina Reed, American rapper and actress (d. 2012)
1979
Martin Škoula, Czech ice hockey player
1979
Olcay Çetinkaya, Turkish footballer
1979
Jawed Karim, co founder of YouTube and one of the main designers of PayPal
1978
Justin Guarini, American singer-songwriter and actor
1976
Keiron Cunningham, British rugby league player and coach
1976
Martin Lepa, Estonian footballer
1976
Simone Loria, Italian footballer
1974
Braden Looper, American baseball player
1974
Vicente Moreno, Spanish footballer and manager
1974
Joaquin Phoenix, American actor and producer
1974
Dejan Stefanović, Serbian footballer and coach
1974
Dayanara Torres, Puerto Rican actress and singer, Miss Universe 1993
1973
Montel Vontavious Porter, American wrestler and actor
1973
Aleksandar Stanojević, Serbian footballer and manager
1972
Terrell Davis, American football player and sportscaster
1972
Brad Paisley, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
1972
Trista Sutter, American reality star
1971
Roxana Briban, Romanian soprano and actress (d. 2010)
1971
Caroline Dinenage, English businesswoman and politician
1970
Greg Eagles, American voice actor and producer
1970
Alan Peter Cayetano, Filipino politician and Secretary of Foreign Affairs of the Philippines
1969
Javier Grillo-Marxuach, Puerto Rican-American screenwriter and producer
1969
Ben Harper, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1969
Noriyoshi Omichi, Japanese baseball player and coach
1968
Chris Broussard, American journalist and sportscaster
1968
Marc Lièvremont, French rugby player and coach
1968
Mayumi Ozaki, Japanese wrestler
1967
Kevin Macdonald, Scottish director, producer, and screenwriter
1967
Julia Roberts, American actress and producer
1967
John Romero, American video game designer, co-founded Id Software
1966
Steve Atwater, American football player
1966
Matt Drudge, American blogger and activist, founded the Drudge Report
1966
Andy Richter, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
1966
Aris Spiliotopoulos, Greek politician, Greek Minister of Education and Religious Affairs
1965
Jami Gertz, American actress
1965
David Warburton, English composer, businessman, and politician
1965
Miyako Yoshida, Japanese ballerina
1964
Andrew Bridgen, English soldier and politician
1964
Peter Coyne, Australian rugby league player
1963
Lauren Holly, American actress
1963
Sheryl Underwood, American comedian, actress, and talk show host
1962
Erik Thorstvedt, Norwegian footballer and manager
1962
Daphne Zuniga, American actress
1960
Landon Curt Noll, American computer scientist and mathematician
1959
James Keelaghan, Canadian singer-songwriter and producer
1959
Toshio Masuda, Japanese composer
1959
Randy Wittman, American basketball player and coach
1958
Concha García Campoy, Spanish journalist (d. 2013)
1958
Ashok Chavan, Indian businessman and politician, 16th Chief Minister of Maharashtra
1958
William Reid, Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist
1957
Marian Bell, English economist and academic
1957
Stephen Morris, English drummer
1957
Zach Wamp, American businessman and politician
1956
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iranian engineer and politician, 6th President of Iran
1956
Dave Wyndorf, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Monster Magnet)
1956
Volker Zotz, Austrian philosopher, scholar, and author
1955
Ronnie Bass, American football player and sportscaster
1955
Bill Gates, American businessman and philanthropist, co-founded Microsoft
1955
Digby Jones, Baron Jones of Birmingham, English businessman, lawyer, and politician, Minister of State for Trade
1955
Indra Nooyi, Indian-American businesswoman
1955
Gary Lavergne, American author
1953
Pierre Boivin, Canadian businessman
1953
Desmond Child, American songwriter and producer
1952
Tuck Andress, American jazz guitarist (Tuck & Patti)
1952
Annie Potts, American actress
1951
Peter Hitchens, English journalist and author
1951
Joe R. Lansdale, American martial artist and author
1950
Sihem Bensedrine, Tunisian journalist and activist
1950
Ludo Delcroix, Belgian cyclist
1949
Caitlyn Jenner, American decathlete and actress
1948
Telma Hopkins, American singer and actress
1946
John Hewson, Australian economist and politician
1946
Wim Jansen, Dutch footballer and manager
1946
Sharon Thesen, Canadian poet and academic
1945
Sandy Berger, American lawyer and politician, 19th United States National Security Advisor (d. 2015)
1945
Elton Dean, English saxophonist and keyboard player (d. 2006)
1945
Wayne Fontana, English pop-rock singer (The Mindbenders)
1945
Don Iverson, American golfer
1944
Gerry Anderson, Irish radio and television host (d. 2014)
1944
Coluche, French comedian and actor (d. 1986)
1944
Dennis Franz, American actor
1944
Anton Schlecker, German businessman, founded the Schlecker Company
1943
Jimmy McRae, Scottish race car driver
1943
Karalyn Patterson, English psychologist and academic
1942
Terence Donovan, English-Australian actor
1942
Abdelkader Fréha, Algerian footballer (d. 2012)
1942
Kees Verkerk, Dutch speed skater
1942
Gillian Lovegrove, English computer scientist and academic
1941
Hank Marvin, English singer and guitarist (The Shadows)
1941
Ian Marter, English actor and writer (d. 1986)
1940
Susan Harris, American screenwriter and producer
1939
Jane Alexander, American actress and producer
1939
Andy Bey, American singer and pianist
1939
Miroslav Cerar, Slovenian gymnast and lawyer
1939
Curtis Lee, American singer-songwriter (d. 2015)
1938
Keigo Abe, Japanese martial artist and coach
1938
Kenneth Best, Liberian journalist, founded The Daily Observer
1938
Howard Blake, English composer and conductor
1938
Dave Budd, American basketball player
1938
Gary Cowan, Canadian golfer
1938
David Dimbleby, English journalist
1938
Anne Perry, English author
1937
Graham Bond, English keyboard player, singer, and saxophonist (d. 1974)
1937
Lenny Wilkens, American basketball player and coach
1936
Charlie Daniels, American singer-songwriter, fiddle-player and guitarist
1936
Ted Hawkins, American soul-blues singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1995)
1935
Alan Clarke, English director and screenwriter (d. 1990)
1934
Charles A. Gargano, American diplomat, businessman and government official
1933
Garrincha, Brazilian footballer (d. 1983)
1933
Michael Noakes, English painter and illustrator (d. 2018)
1932
Spyros Kyprianou, Cypriot lawyer and politician, 2nd President of Cyprus (d. 2002)
1932
Suzy Parker, American model and actress (d. 2003)
1931
Harold Battiste, American saxophonist, pianist, and composer (d. 2015)
1930
Bernie Ecclestone, English businessman
1929
Marcel Bozzuffi, French actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1988)
1929
Virginia Held, American philosopher, author, and academic
1929
John Hollander, American poet, critic, and educator (d. 2013)
1929
Joan Plowright, English actress
1928
Ion Mihai Pacepa, Romanian general
1928
William Rodgers, Baron Rodgers of Quarry Bank, English politician, Shadow Secretary of State for Defence
1927
Cleo Laine, English singer and actress
1926
Bowie Kuhn, American lawyer and businessman (d. 2007)
1925
Ian Hamilton Finlay, Bahamian-Scottish poet, sculptor, and gardener (d. 2006)
1924
Antonio Creus, Spanish race car driver and motorcycle racer (d. 1996)
1924
Peddibhotla Suryakantam, Telugu actress (d. 1994)
1923
John Connell, American actor (d. 2015)
1922
Gershon Kingsley, German-American pianist, composer, and conductor
1922
Simon Muzenda, Zimbabwe politician, 1st Vice President of Zimbabwe (d. 2003)
1922
Butch van Breda Kolff, American basketball player and coach (d. 2007)
1921
Azumafuji Kin'ichi, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 40th Yokozuna (d. 1973)
1919
Walt Hansgen, American race car driver (d. 1966)
1919
Hans Klenk, German race car driver (d. 2009)
1917
Jack Soo, American actor and singer (d. 1979)
1916
Pearl Hackney, English actress (d. 2009)
1914
Glenn Robert Davis, American lieutenant and politician (d. 1988)
1914
Jonas Salk, American biologist and physician (d. 1995)
1914
Richard Laurence Millington Synge, English biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1994)
1912
Richard Doll, English physiologist and epidemiologist (d. 2005)
1909
Francis Bacon, Irish painter and illustrator (d. 1992)
1908
Arturo Frondizi, Argentinian lawyer and politician, 32nd President of Argentina (d. 1995)
1907
John Hewitt, Irish poet, playwright, and critic (d. 1987)
1905
Tatyana Pavlovna Ehrenfest, Dutch mathematician (d. 1984)
1904
George Dangerfield, English-American historian, journalist, and author (d. 1986)
1903
John Chamberlain, American historian, journalist, and critic (d. 1995)
1903
Evelyn Waugh, English journalist, author, and critic (d. 1966)
1902
Elsa Lanchester, English-American actress and singer (d. 1986)
1901
Eileen Shanahan, Irish poet (d. 1979)
1897
Edith Head, American costume designer (d. 1981)
1897
Hans Speidel, German general (d. 1984)
1896
Howard Hanson, American composer, conductor, and educator (d. 1981)
1893
Christopher Kelk Ingold, British chemist (d. 1970)
1892
Dink Johnson, American pianist, drummer, and clarinet player (d. 1954)
1889
Juliette Béliveau, Canadian actress and singer (d. 1975)
1888
Christopher Vane, 10th Baron Barnard, English soldier and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Durham (d. 1964)
1886
Noel Macklin, English soldier and engineer (d. 1946)
1885
Velimir Khlebnikov, Russian poet and playwright (d. 1922)
1884
William Douglas Cook, New Zealand horticulturalist, founded Eastwoodhill Arboretum (d. 1967)
1881
Vin Coutie, Australian footballer (d. 1951)
1880
Wilhelm Anderson, Belarusian-Estonian astrophysicist and astronomer (d. 1940)
1880
Billy Wedlock, English footballer (d. 1965)
1879
Channing H. Cox, American lawyer and politician, 49th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1968)
1877
Joe Adams, American baseball player and manager (d. 1952)
1875
Gilbert Hovey Grosvenor, Turkish-Canadian journalist (d. 1966)
1867
Sister Nivedita, Irish-Indian nurse, author, and educator (d. 1911)
1864
Adolfo Camarillo, Mexican-American rancher and philanthropist (d. 1958)
1860
Kanō Jigorō, Japanese martial artist (d. 1938)
1854
Jean-Marie Guyau, French philosopher and poet (d. 1888)
1846
Auguste Escoffier, French chef and author (d. 1935)
1845
Zygmunt Florenty Wróblewski, Polish physicist and chemist (d. 1888)
1839
Edward P. Allen, American captain, lawyer, and politician (d. 1909)
1837
Tokugawa Yoshinobu, Japanese shōgun (d. 1913)
1816
Malwida von Meysenbug, German writer (d. 1903)
1815
Ľudovít Štúr, Slovak philologist and politician (d. 1856)
1804
Pierre François Verhulst, Belgian mathematician and theorist (d. 1849)
1794
Robert Liston, Scottish surgeon (d. 1847)
1793
Eliphalet Remington, American businessman, founded Remington Arms (d. 1861)
1767
Marie of Hesse-Kassel (d. 1852)
1754
John Laurens, American soldier (d. 1782)
1733
Franz Ignaz von Beecke, German composer (d. 1803)
1718
Ignacije Szentmartony, Croatian priest, mathematician, astronomer, and explorer (d. 1793)
1703
Antoine Deparcieux, French mathematician and engineer (d. 1768)
1696
Maurice de Saxe, French general (d. 1750)
1693
Šimon Brixi, Czech composer (d. 1735)
1690
Peter Tordenskjold, Norwegian admiral (d. 1720)
1667
Maria Anna of Neuburg, Queen consort of Spain
1610
Jacob Kettler, German noble (d. 1682)
1599
Marie of the Incarnation, foundress of the Ursuline Monastery in Quebec (d. 1672)
1585
Cornelius Jansen, Dutch bishop and theologian (d. 1638)
1550
Stanislaus Kostka, Polish saint (d. 1568)
1510
Francis Borgia, 4th Duke of Gandía, Spanish priest and saint, 3rd Superior General of the Society of Jesus (d. 1572)
1479
John Gage, English courtier (d. 1556)
1466
Erasmus, Dutch philosopher (d. 1536)
1401
Thomas St Clere, English landowner (d. 1435)
1017
Henry III, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1056)

Deaths On This Day

2018
Colin Sylvia, Australian rules footballer (b. 1985)
2014
Galway Kinnell, American poet and academic (b. 1927)
2014
Michael Sata, Zambian police officer and politician, 5th President of Zambia (b. 1937)
2013
Tetsuharu Kawakami, Japanese baseball player and manager (b. 1920)
2013
Tadeusz Mazowiecki, Polish journalist and politician, Prime Minister of Poland (b. 1927)
2013
Aleksandar Tijanić, Serbian journalist (b. 1949)
2013
Rajendra Yadav, Indian author (b. 1929)
2012
Gordon Bilney, Australian dentist and politician (b. 1939)
2012
John Cheffers, Australian footballer and coach (b. 1936)
2012
Jack Dellal, English businessman (b. 1923)
2011
Tom Addington, English soldier (b. 1919)
2010
Liang Congjie, Chinese historian and activist, founded Friends of Nature (b. 1932)
2010
James MacArthur, American actor (b. 1937)
2010
Jonathan Motzfeldt, Greenlandic politician, 1st Prime Minister of Greenland (b. 1938)
2010
Ehud Netzer, Israeli archaeologist, architect, and educator (b. 1934)
2009
Taylor Mitchell, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1990)
2007
Takao Fujinami, Japanese lawyer and politician (b. 1932)
2007
Porter Wagoner, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1927)
2006
Red Auerbach, American basketball player and coach (b. 1917)
2006
Trevor Berbick, Jamaican-Canadian boxer (b. 1954)
2006
Marijohn Wilkin, American guitarist and songwriter (b. 1920)
2005
Bob Broeg, American soldier and journalist (b. 1918)
2005
Raymond Hains, French photographer (b. 1926)
2005
Tony Jackson, American basketball player (b. 1942)
2005
Fernando Quejas, Cape Verdean-Portuguese singer-songwriter (b. 1922)
2005
Richard Smalley, American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1943)
2005
Ljuba Tadić, Serbian actor and screenwriter (b. 1929)
2004
Eugene K. Bird, American colonel and author, US Commandant of Spandau Prison (b. 1926)
2002
Margaret Booth, American screenwriter and producer (b. 1898)
2002
Erling Persson, Swedish businessman, founded H&M (b. 1917)
2001
Gerard Hengeveld, Dutch pianist, composer, and educator (b. 1910)
2000
Andújar Cedeño, Dominican baseball player (b. 1969)
1999
Antonios Katinaris, Greek singer-songwriter (b. 1931)
1998
Ted Hughes, English poet and playwright (b. 1930)
1997
Paul Jarrico, American screenwriter and producer (b. 1915)
1993
Yuri Lotman, Russian-Estonian historian and scholar (b. 1922)
1989
Henry Hall, English bandleader, composer, and actor (b. 1898)
1987
André Masson, French soldier and painter (b. 1896)
1986
John Braine, English author (b. 1922)
1983
Otto Messmer, American animator and screenwriter (b. 1892)
1978
Rukmani Devi, Sri Lankan singer and actress (b. 1923)
1975
Georges Carpentier, French boxer and actor (b. 1894)
1975
Oliver Nelson, American saxophonist, clarinet player, and composer (b. 1932)
1973
Taha Hussein, Egyptian historian, author, and academic (b. 1889)
1973
Sergio Tofano, Italian actor, director, and playwright (b. 1883)
1970
Baby Huey, American singer-songwriter (b. 1944)
1969
Constance Dowling, American model and actress (b. 1920)
1965
Thomas Graham Brown, Scottish mountaineer and physiologist (b. 1882)
1963
Mart Saar, Estonian organist and composer (b. 1882)
1959
Camilo Cienfuegos, Cuban soldier (b. 1932)
1957
Ernst Gräfenberg, German-American physician and gynecologist (b. 1881)
1952
Billy Hughes, English-Australian politician, 7th Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1862)
1945
Kesago Nakajima, Japanese general (b. 1881)
1941
Filipp Goloshchyokin, Soviet politician (b. 1876)
1939
Alice Brady, American actress (b. 1892)
1936
Newton Moore, Australian soldier and politician, 8th Premier of Western Australia (b. 1870)
1929
Bernhard von Bülow, German soldier and politician, Chancellor of Germany (b. 1849)
1918
Ulisse Dini, Italian mathematician and politician (b. 1845)
1917
Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein (b. 1831)
1917
Dimitrios Votsis, Greek lawyer and politician (b. 1841)
1916
Cleveland Abbe, American meteorologist and academic (b. 1838)
1916
Oswald Boelcke, German WWI flying ace (b. 1891)
1914
Richard Heuberger, Austrian composer and critic (b. 1850)
1900
Max Müller, German philologist and orientalist (b. 1823)
1899
Ottmar Mergenthaler, German-American engineer, invented the Linotype machine (b. 1854)
1879
Marie Roch Louis Reybaud, French economist and politician (b. 1799)
1877
Robert Swinhoe, English ornithologist and entomologist (b. 1835)
1857
Louis-Eugène Cavaignac, French general and politician, 26th Prime Minister of France (b. 1802)
1841
Johan August Arfwedson, Swedish chemist and academic (b. 1792)
1818
Abigail Adams, American writer and second First Lady of the United States (b. 1744)
1806
Charlotte Turner Smith, English poet and author (b. 1749)
1800
Artemas Ward, American general and politician (b. 1727)
1792
Paul Möhring, German physician, botanist, and zoologist (b. 1710)
1792
John Smeaton, English engineer, designed the Coldstream Bridge and Perth Bridge (b. 1724)
1787
Johann Karl August Musäus, German author (b. 1735)
1768
Michel Blavet, French flute player and composer (b. 1700)
1763
Heinrich von Brühl, German general and politician (b. 1700)
1755
Joseph Bodin de Boismortier, French composer (b. 1689)
1754
Friedrich von Hagedorn, German poet (b. 1708)
1740
Anna of Russia (b. 1693)
1716
Stephen Fox, English politician (b. 1627)
1708
Prince George of Denmark (b. 1653)
1704
John Locke, English physician and philosopher (b. 1632)
1703
John Wallis, English mathematician and cryptographer (b. 1616)
1676
Jean Desmarets, French author, poet, and playwright (b. 1595)
1661
Agustín Moreto y Cavana, Spanish priest and playwright (b. 1618)
1646
William Dobson, English painter (b. 1610)
1639
Stefano Landi, Italian composer and educator (b. 1587)
1627
Jahangir, Mughal Emperor of India (b. 1569)
1594
Ōkubo Tadayo, Japanese general (b. 1532)
1592
Ogier Ghiselin de Busbecq, Flemish diplomat
1568
Ashikaga Yoshihide, Japanese shōgun (b. 1539)
1468
Bianca Maria Visconti, Duchess of Milan (b. 1425)
1412
Margaret I of Denmark (b. 1353)
1312
Elizabeth of Carinthia, Queen of Germany (b. 1262)
1310
Ecumenical Patriarch Athanasius I of Constantinople (b. 1230)
1266
Saint Arsenije I Sremac
1225
Jien, Japanese monk, historian, and poet (b. 1155)
1138
King Bolesław III Wrymouth of Poland
875
Remigius of Lyon, Frankish archbishop
816
Beggo, count of Toulouse and Paris
457
Ibas of Edessa, Syrian bishop
312
Maxentius, Roman emperor (b. 278)

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