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On This Day in History:  October 3

October 3 is the 276th day of the year (277th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 89 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2018
Mega Millions lottery jackpot swells to $405 million. The multi-state Mega Millions lottery game continued its Autumn climb Tuesday night, and is now at the point where jackpot rolls are sharply increased.
2016
N.C. man almost drove past $1 million lottery win. For Steven Tuttle of Flat Rock, North Carolina, the recent gas shortage almost cost him a $1 million lottery prize.
2016
N.M. Lottery chief wants to scrap earmark for education. The head of the New Mexico Lottery says his organization could provide more money for students if the Legislature scrapped a requirement pledging 30 percent of ticket sales to college scholarships.
2015
Pennsylvania Lottery seeking volunteer witnesses on evening drawing show. The Pennsylvania Lottery is looking for volunteers who are Pennsylvania residents over the age of 55 to appear as witnesses on the evening drawing show in Harrisburg.
2013
Threat to boycott the UK National Lottery as tickets double to £2. UK National Lottery bosses came under fire last night as Britons voiced their outrage at today's price rise.
2013
New twist on foreign lottery scheme. Con artists have come up with one more way to trick people into wasting their money on a foreign lottery scheme.
2013
Ireland National Lottery to be sold for €405M. An Post and the operators of the UK National Lottery are in line for a €405m (US$551.6 million) buyout of the Ireland National Lottery after Public Expenditure Minister said the consortium was the preferred applicant.
2013
Single mom finds €258,528 lottery ticket in her garbage can. A single mother from Galway, Ireland, nearly lost out on a €258,528 (US$351,482) lottery win -- all because she tossed her winning ticket into a garbage can.
2012
GTECH picked to run Indiana Lottery. The Hoosier Lottery board voted Wednesday to hire a private company to oversee sales, marketing and other operations with the goal of earning the state about $2.1 billion in additional revenue through 2028.
2012
Lotteries a threat to federal Web poker bill?. In the battle for online gambling in cyberspace, Nevada casinos and multiple state lotteries could be close to a showdown — one that will shape the U.S. gaming industry forever.
2011
$49,000 Mercedes is Washington Lottery's marketing tool. The Washington Lottery bought a $49,000 Mercedes Sprinter van as a marketing tool to boost Lottery ticket sales at the Puyallup Fair and other big festivals where it sets up for marketing.
2011
New travel questions crop up in Ark. Lottery director's final days in office. Outgoing Arkansas Lottery Director Ernie Passailaigue gave his last scheduled report to state lawmakers today, as the lottery's internal auditor said new questions have arisen about Passailaigue's travel reimbursements.
2011
Oregon Lottery chief accused of harassment, retaliation. Oregon state officials are looking into claims that the director of the Oregon Lottery sexually harassed a female manager, then retaliated against her when she spurned his advances.
2009
Convicted embezzler to forfeit Kansas Lottery prize. A former radio executive embezzled large sums of money from his company in order to feed an out-of-control addiction to scratch-off state lottery tickets -- and now the $96,000 prize he won from all those games will be forfeited as restitution.
2008
Judge rules Washington lottery winners can't be anonymous. The identity of a Yakima, Washington, couple who won a $6.6 million Lotto jackpot has been revealed after a judge ruled in favor of the state lottery that winners cannot claim jackpots anonymously.
2008
Group of nine claims $207M Powerball lottery jackpot. Nine friends from Roswell came to the New Mexico Lottery today to collect a Powerball jackpot of $206.9 million -- the New Mexico Lottery's largest prize ever.
2008
Two get bail in Ontario lottery jackpot theft case. A Windsor woman accused of taking her 81-year-old husband's $3.5 million winning lottery ticket and the daughter who cashed it in were released on bail in Ontario court Thursday.
2008
Windsor mother, daughter face $3.5M lottery fraud charge. The Ontario Provincial Police arrested a Windsor, Ont., woman and her daughter on Wednesday on charges of stealing her husband's winning multimillion-dollar lottery ticket.
2007
FLASH: Tennessee Lottery audit won't investigate drawing errors. The Tennessee Lottery hired an outside auditor after a computer issue affected the Cash 3 and Cash 4 games in August, but the auditor will not examine why the system failed.
2006
Kansas Powerball lottery winner claims jackpot anonymously. A government worker and grandfather from the Topeka area stepped forward Monday to claim the $15 million Powerball jackpot from Wednesday's drawing.
2006
Greenup Jumpin' Jimmy's sells lottery ticket worth $12.25 million. Illinois Lottery officials confirmed that the lone winning $12,250,000 Lotto ticket was purchased at the Greenup Jumpin' Jimmy's on Saturday but was still unclaimed as of press time Monday.
2006
Witness Says N.C. Lottery Commissioner Met With Possible Vendor. Within days of joining the state's lottery commission, Kevin Geddings met with a man who wanted to do business with North Carolina, an attorney testified Monday at Geddings' federal fraud trial.
2005
Former Texas Lottery Director is Bush's Pick for Supreme Court. Harriet Miers proved to be a tough, no-nonsense administrator during her five years heading the Texas Lottery Commission, firing two executive directors to stamp out scandal but leaving unexpectedly amid lagging sales and player interest.
2005
Powerball Jackpot Grows to $180 Million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Saturday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $180 million, with a cash option of $88.7 million.
2005
Kansas may be loser in Oklahoma lottery. Oklahoma's new lottery could force Kansas sales to drop significantly, a state official said.
2003
Sergeants will give orders after an $89M lottery win. Danielle and Tirrell Moore have 150 million reasons to quit the Army and return to civilian life.
2003
Lottery winners: Dream wedding in the cards. A U.S. soldier on leave from South Korea won a $150 million jackpot this week in a multistate lottery, a now is looking forward to planning a dream wedding.
2003
Lottery winner cool, but plans heat up. Staff Sgt. Stephen Tirrell Moore, on a 30-day leave from his duties in South Korea, publicly announced his Mega Millions lottery windfall Thursday at the restaurant in the small South Georgia town before a small group of family and friends.
2003
Jeb Bush Wants Unclaimed $50 Million Lottery Jackpot For Schools. Florida Governor Jeb Bush wants someone's bad luck to be good luck for school kids.
2003
Mass. Lottery advertising will focus on jackpots, not scratch tickets. Sometime before the end of the year, television viewers will be treated to their first glimpse of advertising for the Massachusetts Lottery in nearly a decade.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$420 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Oct 5, 2018
2.$229 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 3, 2018
3.€190 Million
US$223.16 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Oct 3, 2017
4.€190 Million
US$208.56 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Oct 4, 2019
5.$193 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 3, 2009
6.$180 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 5, 2005
7.€129 Million
US$179.59 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Oct 8, 2010
8.$177 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 6, 2004
9.€150.7 Million
US$168.62 Million
Draw Date
Oct 4, 2016
10.€141 Million
US$157.76 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Oct 4, 2016
11.€100 Million
US$132.5 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Oct 4, 2011
12.€100 Million
US$125.58 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Oct 3, 2014
13.$122 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Oct 6, 2009
14.$120 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Oct 3, 2014
15.€90 Million
US$100.49 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Oct 7, 2016
16.$94 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 4, 2017
17.€68 Million
US$86.38 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Oct 6, 2006
18.$86 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 5, 2013
19.$80 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 5, 2016
20.$79 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 4, 2003
21.$70 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 5, 2019
22.$69 Million
California
SuperLotto Plus
Draw Date
Oct 5, 2002
23.$63 Million
Draw Date
Oct 3, 2009
24.$60 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 6, 2010
24.$60 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 4, 2014

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1988
Monday, Oct 3, 1988
32 years old
1985
Thursday, Oct 3, 1985
35 years old
1982
Sunday, Oct 3, 1982
38 years old
1982
Sunday, Oct 3, 1982
38 years old
1981
Saturday, Oct 3, 1981
39 years old
1981
Saturday, Oct 3, 1981
39 years old
1980
Friday, Oct 3, 1980
40 years old
1979
Wednesday, Oct 3, 1979
41 years old
1979
Wednesday, Oct 3, 1979
41 years old
1978
Tuesday, Oct 3, 1978
42 years old
1976
Sunday, Oct 3, 1976
44 years old
1972
Tuesday, Oct 3, 1972
48 years old
1971
Sunday, Oct 3, 1971
49 years old
1968
Thursday, Oct 3, 1968
52 years old
1964
Saturday, Oct 3, 1964
56 years old
1964
Saturday, Oct 3, 1964
56 years old
1958
Friday, Oct 3, 1958
62 years old
1958
Friday, Oct 3, 1958
62 years old
1953
Saturday, Oct 3, 1953
67 years old
(year not provided)
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Worldwide Events On This Day

2015
Forty-two are killed and 33 go missing in the Kunduz hospital airstrike.
2013
At least 134 migrants are killed when their boat sinks near the Italian island of Lampedusa.
2010
The 19th Commonwealth Games commence in Delhi.
2009
Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Turkey join together in the Turkic Council.
2008
The Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 for the U.S. financial system is signed by President George W. Bush.
1993
An American attack against a warlord in Mogadishu fails. 18 attackers and over 350 Somalis die.
1991
Nadine Gordimer is announced as the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature.
1990
The German Democratic Republic is abolished and becomes part of the Federal Republic of Germany.
1989
A coup in Panama City is suppressed and 11 participants are executed.
1986
TASCC, a superconducting cyclotron at the Chalk River Laboratories in Canada, is officially opened.
1985
The Space Shuttle Atlantis makes its maiden flight.
1981
The hunger strike at the Maze Prison in Northern Ireland ends after seven months and ten deaths.
1978
All aboard (12 VIP passengers and 3 crew) die when a Finnish Air Force DC-3 crashes.
1963
A violent coup in Honduras begins two decades of military rule.
1962
Project Mercury: Wally Schirra in Sigma 7 launched from Cape Canaveral for a six-orbit flight.
1957
The California State Superior Court rules that the book Howl and Other Poems is not obscene.
1952
The United Kingdom successfully tests a nuclear weapon to become the world's third nuclear power.
1951
Korean War: The First Battle of Maryang San pits Commonwealth troops against communist Chinese troops.
1949
WERD, the first black-owned radio station in the United States, opens in Atlanta.
1943
World War II: German forces murder 92 civilians in Lyngiades, Greece.
1942
A German V-2 rocket reaches a record 85 km (46 nm) in altitude.
1935
Second Italo-Abyssinian War: Italy invades Ethiopia.
1932
Iraq gains independence from the United Kingdom.
1930
The German Socialist Labour Party in Poland - Left is founded.
1929
The Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes is renamed to Yugoslavia.
1919
Cincinnati Reds pitcher Adolfo Luque becomes the first Latin player to appear in a World Series.
1918
King Boris III of Bulgaria accedes to the throne.
1912
U.S. forces defeat Nicaraguan rebels at the Battle of Coyotepe Hill.
1873
Chief Kintpuash and companions are hanged for their part in the Modoc War of northern California.
1863
The last Thursday in November is declared as Thanksgiving Day by U.S. President Abraham Lincoln.
1795
Slave rebel leader Tula is executed in Curaçao.
1789
George Washington proclaims a Thanksgiving Day for that year.
1739
The Treaty of Niš is signed by the Ottoman Empire and Russia at the end of the Russian-Turkish War.
1712
The Duke of Montrose issues a warrant for the arrest of Rob Roy MacGregor.
1683
Qing dynasty naval commander Shi Lang receives the surrender of the Tungning kingdom on Taiwan after the Battle of Penghu.
1574
The Siege of Leiden is lifted by the Watergeuzen.
1392
Muhammed VII becomes the twelfth sultan of the Emirate of Granada.
1283
Dafydd ap Gruffydd, prince of Gwynedd in Wales, is the first nobleman to be executed by hanging, drawing and quartering.
382
Roman Emperor Theodosius I concludes a peace treaty with the Goths and settles them in the Balkans.
42 BC
Triumvirs Mark Antony and Octavian fight a decisive battle with Caesar's assassins Brutus and Cassius.
52 BC
Vercingetorix, leader of the Gauls, surrenders to the Romans under Julius Caesar, ending the siege and battle of Alesia.
2457 BC
Gaecheonjeol, Hwanung (환웅) purportedly descended from heaven. South Korea's National Foundation Day.

Births On This Day

1997
Jin Boyang, Chinese figure skater
1994
Victoria Bosio, Argentinian tennis player
1993
Raffaele Di Gennaro, Italian footballer
1991
Jenny McLoughlin, English sprinter
1991
Aki Takajo, Japanese singer
1990
Johan Le Bon, French cyclist
1989
Nate Montana, American football player
1989
Alex Trimble, Irish singer
1988
Alicia Vikander, Swedish actress
1988
Dustin Gazley, American ice hockey player
1988
ASAP Rocky, American rapper and songwriter
1987
Robert Grabarz, English high jumper
1987
Martin Plowman, English race car driver
1987
Starley, Australian pop singer
1986
Lewis Brown, New Zealand rugby league player
1986
Jackson Martínez, Colombian footballer
1985
Courtney Lee, American basketball player
1984
Yoon Eun-hye, South Korean singer and actress
1984
Bruno Gervais, Canadian ice hockey player
1984
Jessica Parker Kennedy, Canadian actress
1984
Anthony Le Tallec, French footballer
1984
Ashlee Simpson, American singer-songwriter and actress
1983
Fred, Brazilian footballer
1983
Thiago Alves, Brazilian mixed martial artist
1983
Andreas Papathanasiou, Cypriot footballer
1983
Tessa Thompson, American actress
1981
Danny Coid, English footballer
1981
Zlatan Ibrahimović, Swedish footballer
1981
Andreas Isaksson, Swedish footballer
1981
Jonna Lee, Swedish singer and musician
1981
Matt Sparrow, English footballer
1980
Anquan Boldin, American football player
1980
Sheldon Brookbank, Canadian ice hockey player
1980
Lindsey Kelk, English journalist and author
1980
Héctor Reynoso, Mexican footballer
1980
Ivan Turina, Croatian footballer (d. 2013)
1979
Josh Klinghoffer, American guitarist, songwriter, and producer
1979
John Morrison, American wrestler and actor
1979
Danny O'Donoghue, Irish singer-songwriter and producer
1978
Gerald Asamoah, Ghanaian-German footballer
1978
Neil Clement, English footballer
1978
Claudio Pizarro, Peruvian footballer
1978
Jake Shears, American singer-songwriter
1977
Daniel Hollie, American wrestler
1977
Eric Munson, American baseball player and coach
1977
Luca Tognozzi, Italian footballer
1976
Herman Li, Hong Kong-English guitarist and producer
1976
Seann William Scott, American actor and producer
1975
India Arie, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress
1975
Phil Greening, English rugby player and coach
1975
Satoko Ishimine, Japanese singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1974
Mike Johnson, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster
1974
Marianne Timmer, Dutch speed skater
1973
Neve Campbell, Canadian actress and producer
1973
Angélica Gavaldón, American-Mexican tennis player and coach
1973
Lena Headey, British actress
1973
Eirik Hegdal, Norwegian saxophonist and composer
1972
Komla Dumor, Ghanaian-English journalist (d. 2014)
1972
G. Love, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and harmonica player
1972
Guy Oseary, Israeli-American talent manager and businessman
1971
Wil Cordero, Puerto Rican-American baseball player and coach
1971
Kevin Richardson, American singer-songwriter and actor
1970
Elmar Liitmaa, Estonian guitarist and songwriter
1970
Jimmy Ray, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
1969
Garry Herbert, English rower and sportscaster
1969
Gwen Stefani, American singer-songwriter, actress, and fashion designer
1969
Tetsuya, Japanese singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer
1968
Paul Crichton, English footballer and manager
1968
Greg Foster, American basketball player and coach
1968
Marko Rajamäki, Finnish footballer and manager
1968
Donald Sild, Estonian javelin thrower
1967
Rob Liefeld, American author and illustrator
1967
Chris Collingwood, English-American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1966
Darrin Fletcher, American baseball player and sportscaster
1965
Annemarie Verstappen, Dutch swimmer
1965
Jan-Ove Waldner, Swedish table tennis player
1964
Clive Owen, English actor
1963
Benny Anders, American basketball player
1963
Dan Goldie, American tennis player
1962
Tommy Lee, Greek-American singer-songwriter, drummer, and producer
1962
Simon Scarrow, Nigerian-English novelist
1961
Rebecca Stephens, English journalist and mountaineer
1961
Ludger Stühlmeyer, German cantor, composer, and musicologist
1959
Craig Bellamy, Australian rugby league player and coach
1959
Fred Couples, American golfer
1959
Greg Proops, American comedian, actor, and screenwriter
1959
Jack Wagner, American actor and singer
1958
Chen Yanyin, Chinese sculptor
1958
Louise Lecavalier, Canadian dancer and choreographer
1957
Roberto Azevêdo, Brazilian engineer and diplomat, 6th Director-General of the World Trade Organization
1957
Tim Westwood, English radio and television host
1956
Hart Bochner, Canadian actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1955
Moshe Kam, American engineering educator, 49th President and CEO of IEEE
1955
John S. Lesmeister, American educator and politician, 30th North Dakota State Treasurer (d. 2006)
1955
Allen Woody, American bass player and songwriter (d. 2000)
1955
Buket Uzuner, Turkish author
1954
Eddie DeGarmo, American singer-songwriter, keyboard player, and producer
1954
Dennis Eckersley, American baseball player and sportscaster
1954
Al Sharpton, American minister, talk show host, and political activist
1954
Stevie Ray Vaughan, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 1990)
1952
Bruce Arians, American football coach
1952
Gary Troup, New Zealand cricketer
1951
Keb' Mo', American blues musician and songwriter
1951
Kathryn D. Sullivan, American geologist and astronaut
1951
Dave Winfield, American baseball player and sportscaster
1950
Ronnie Laws, American jazz, R&B, and funk saxophone player
1949
Lindsey Buckingham, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1949
J. P. Dutta, Indian director, producer, and screenwriter
1949
Aleksandr Rogozhkin, Russian director and screenwriter
1949
Laurie Simmons, American photographer and director
1947
John Perry Barlow, American poet, songwriter, blogger, and activist (d. 2018)
1947
Ben Cauley, American trumpet player and songwriter (d. 2015)
1947
Fred DeLuca, American businessman, co-founded Subway (d. 2015)
1947
Anne Dorte of Rosenborg (d. 2014)
1947
Takis Michalos, Greek water polo player and coach (d. 2010)
1946
P. P. Arnold, American soul singer
1945
Tony Brown, English footballer and sportscaster
1945
Christopher Bruce, English dancer and choreographer
1945
Jo Ritzen, Dutch economist and politician, Dutch Minister of Education
1944
Pierre Deligne, Belgian mathematician and academic
1944
Roy Horn, German-American magician and actor
1943
Jeff Bingaman, American soldier and politician, 25th Attorney General of New Mexico
1943
Baki İlkin, Turkish civil servant and diplomat
1941
Chubby Checker, American singer-songwriter
1941
Andrea de Adamich, Italian race car driver and sportscaster
1941
John Elliott, Australian businessman
1940
Alan O'Day, American singer-songwriter (d. 2013)
1940
Jean Ratelle, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1940
Mike Troy, American swimmer
1939
Bob Armstrong, American wrestler and trainer
1938
Eddie Cochran, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (d. 1960)
1938
David Hart Dyke, English captain
1938
Jack Hodgins, Canadian author and academic
1938
Dave Obey, American lawyer and politician
1936
Steve Reich, American composer
1935
Charles Duke, American general, pilot, and astronaut
1934
Benjamin Boretz, American composer and theorist
1934
Miguel-Ángel Cárdenas, Colombian-Dutch painter and illustrator (d. 2015)
1934
Harold Henning, South African golfer (d. 2004)
1934
Simon Nicholson, English sculptor and painter (d. 1990)
1933
Neale Fraser, Australian tennis player
1932
Terence English, South African-English surgeon and academic
1931
Glenn Hall, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1928
Erik Bruhn, Danish dancer and choreographer (d. 1986)
1928
Edward L. Moyers, American businessman (d. 2006)
1928
Shridath Ramphal, Guyanese academic and politician, 2nd Commonwealth Secretary-General
1925
Gore Vidal, American novelist, screenwriter, and critic (d. 2012)
1925
George Wein, American pianist and producer, co-founded the Newport Folk Festival
1924
Harvey Kurtzman, American cartoonist (d. 1993)
1924
Arkady Vorobyov, Russian weightlifter and coach (d. 2012)
1923
Edward Oliver LeBlanc, Dominican lawyer and politician, 1st Premier of Dominica (d. 2004)
1921
Ray Lindwall, Australian cricketer and soldier (d. 1996)
1919
James M. Buchanan, American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2013)
1916
James Herriot, English veterinarian and author (d. 1995)
1915
Ray Stark, American film producer (d. 2004)
1911
Michael Hordern, English actor (d. 1995)
1908
Johnny Burke, American songwriter (d. 1964)
1906
Natalie Savage Carlson, American author (d. 1997)
1905
Tekin Arıburun, Turkish soldier and politician, President of Turkey (d. 1993)
1904
Ernst-Günther Schenck, German colonel and physician (d. 1998)
1901
Jean Grémillon, French director, composer, and screenwriter (d. 1959)
1900
Thomas Wolfe, American novelist (d. 1938)
1899
Gertrude Berg, American actress, screenwriter and producer (d. 1966)
1898
Leo McCarey, American director and screenwriter (d. 1969)
1898
Adolf Reichwein, German economist and educator (d. 1944)
1897
Louis Aragon, French author and poet (d. 1982)
1896
Auvergne Doherty, Australian businesswoman (d. 1961)
1896
Gerardo Diego, Spanish poet and critic (d. 1987)
1895
Giovanni Comisso, Italian author and poet (d. 1969)
1895
Sergei Yesenin, Russian poet (d. 1925)
1894
Elmer Robinson, American lawyer and politician, 33rd Mayor of San Francisco (d. 1982)
1894
Walter Warlimont, German general (d. 1976)
1890
Emilio Portes Gil, Mexican politician, President of Mexico 1928-1930 (d. 1978)
1889
Carl von Ossietzky, German journalist and activist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1938)
1888
Wade Boteler, American actor and screenwriter (d. 1943)
1886
Alain-Fournier, French soldier, author, and critic (d. 1914)
1885
Sophie Treadwell, American playwright and journalist (d. 1970)
1882
A. Y. Jackson, Canadian painter and academic (d. 1974)
1879
Warner Oland, Swedish-American actor and singer (d. 1938)
1875
Dr. Atl, Mexican painter (d. 1964)
1869
Alfred Flatow, German gymnast (d. 1942)
1867
Pierre Bonnard, French painter (d. 1947)
1866
Josephine Sabel, American singer & comedian (d. 1945)
1865
Gustave Loiseau, French painter (d. 1935)
1863
Pyotr Kozlov, Russian archaeologist and explorer (d. 1935)
1862
Johnny Briggs, English cricketer and rugby player (d. 1902)
1858
Eleonora Duse, Italian-American actress (d. 1924)
1848
Henry Lerolle, French painter and art collector (d. 1929)
1846
James Jackson Putnam, American neurologist and academic (d. 1918)
1837
Nicolás Avellaneda, Argentinian journalist and politician, 8th President of Argentina (d. 1885)
1828
Woldemar Bargiel, German composer and educator (d. 1897)
1804
Townsend Harris, American merchant, politician, and diplomat, United States Ambassador to Japan (d. 1878)
1804
Allan Kardec, French author, translator, educator and founder of modern Spiritism (d. 1869)
1800
George Bancroft, American historian and politician, 17th United States Secretary of the Navy (d. 1891)
1797
Leopold II, Grand Duke of Tuscany (d. 1870)
1790
John Ross, American tribal chief (d. 1866)
1720
Johann Uz, German poet and judge (d. 1796)
1716
Giovanni Battista Beccaria, Italian physicist and academic (d. 1781)
1713
Antoine Dauvergne, French violinist and composer (d. 1797)
1631
Sebastian Anton Scherer, German organist and composer (d. 1712)
1610
Gabriel Lalemant, French-Canadian missionary and saint (d. 1649)
1554
Fulke Greville, 1st Baron Brooke, English poet (d. 1628)
1458
Saint Casimir, Prince of Poland and Duke of Lithuania (d. 1484)
1390
Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester (d. 1447)
1292
Eleanor de Clare, English noblewoman (d. 1337)
85 BC
Gaius Cassius Longinus, Roman politician (d. 42 BC)

Deaths On This Day

2015
Denis Healey, English soldier and politician, Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer (b. 1917)
2015
Muhammad Nawaz Khan, Pakistani historian and author (b. 1943)
2015
Javed Iqbal, Pakistani philosopher and judge (b. 1925)
2015
Gerald Squires, Canadian painter and illustrator (b. 1937)
2014
Ewen Gilmour, New Zealand comedian and television host (b. 1963)
2014
Benedict Groeschel, American priest, psychologist, and talk show host (b. 1933)
2014
Jean-Jacques Marcel, French footballer (b. 1931)
2014
Kevin Metheny, American businessman (b. 1954)
2014
Ward Ruyslinck, Belgian author (b. 1929)
2013
Sari Abacha, Nigerian footballer (b. 1978)
2013
Sergei Belov, Russian basketball player and coach (b. 1944)
2013
Bob Chance, American baseball player (b. 1940)
2013
Frank D'Rone, American singer and guitarist (b. 1932)
2013
Chuck Smith, American pastor, founded the Calvary Chapel movement (b. 1927)
2013
Joan Thirsk, English cryptologist, historian, and academic (b. 1922)
2012
Abdul Haq Ansari, Indian theologian and scholar (b. 1931)
2012
Robert F. Christy, American physicist and astrophysicist (b. 1916)
2012
Billy Hullin, Welsh rugby player (b. 1942)
2012
Albie Roles, English footballer (b. 1921)
2010
Ben Mondor, Canadian-American businessman (b. 1925)
2010
Abraham Sarmiento, Filipino lawyer and jurist (b. 1921)
2009
Vladimir Beekman, Estonian poet and translator (b. 1929)
2009
Olga Dahl, Swedish genealogist (b. 1917)
2007
M. N. Vijayan, Indian journalist, author, and academic (b. 1930)
2006
Lucilla Andrews, Egyptian-Scottish nurse and author (b. 1919)
2006
John Crank, English mathematician and physicist (b. 1916)
2006
Peter Norman, Australian runner (b. 1942)
2006
Alberto Ramento, Filipino bishop (b. 1937)
2005
Ronnie Barker, English actor and screenwriter (b. 1929)
2005
Nurettin Ersin, Turkish general (b. 1918)
2004
John Cerutti, American baseball player and sportscaster (b. 1960)
2004
Janet Leigh, American actress (b. 1927)
2003
Florence Stanley, American actress (b. 1924)
2003
William Steig, American sculptor, author, and illustrator (b. 1907)
2002
Bruce Paltrow, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1943)
2001
Costas Hajihristos, Greek actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1921)
2000
Benjamin Orr, American singer-songwriter and bass player (b. 1947)
1999
Akio Morita, Japanese businessman, co-founded Sony (b. 1921)
1998
Roddy McDowall, English-American actor (b. 1928)
1997
Michael Adekunle Ajasin, Nigerian politician, 3rd Governor of Ondo State (b. 1908)
1995
Ma. Po. Si., Indian author and politician (b. 1906)
1994
John C. Champion, American producer and screenwriter (b. 1923)
1994
Dub Taylor, American actor (b. 1907)
1993
Katerina Gogou, Greek actress, poet, and author (b. 1940)
1993
Gary Gordon, American sergeant, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1960)
1993
Randy Shughart, American sergeant, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1958)
1990
Stefano Casiraghi, Italian-Monegasque businessman (b. 1960)
1990
Eleanor Steber, American soprano and educator (b. 1914)
1988
Franz Josef Strauss, Bavarian lieutenant and politician, Minister President of Bavaria (b. 1915)
1987
Jean Anouilh, French playwright and screenwriter (b. 1910)
1987
Kalervo Palsa, Finnish painter (b. 1947)
1986
Vince DiMaggio, American baseball player and manager (b. 1912)
1981
Anna Hedvig Büll, Estonian-German missionary (b. 1887)
1980
Friedrich Karm, Estonian footballer (b. 1907)
1979
Nicos Poulantzas, Greek-French sociologist and philosopher (b. 1936)
1969
Skip James, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1902)
1967
Woody Guthrie, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1912)
1967
Malcolm Sargent, English organist, composer, and conductor (b. 1895)
1966
Rolf Maximilian Sievert, Swedish physicist and academic (b. 1896)
1965
Zachary Scott, American actor (b. 1914)
1963
Refet Bele, Turkish general (b. 1877)
1959
Tochigiyama Moriya, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 27th Yokozuna (b. 1892)
1953
Arnold Bax, English composer and poet (b. 1883)
1936
John Heisman, American football player and coach (b. 1869)
1931
Carl Nielsen, Danish violinist, composer, and conductor (b. 1865)
1929
Jeanne Eagels, American actress (b. 1894)
1929
Gustav Stresemann, German politician, Chancellor of Germany, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1878)
1917
Eduardo Di Capua, Neapolitan composer, singer and songwriter (b. 1865)
1907
Jacob Nash Victor, American engineer (b. 1835)
1896
William Morris, English author and poet (b. 1834)
1891
Édouard Lucas, French mathematician and theorist (b. 1842)
1890
Joseph Hergenröther, German historian and cardinal (b. 1824)
1881
Orson Pratt, American mathematician and religious leader (b. 1811)
1877
James Roosevelt Bayley, American archbishop (b. 1814)
1873
Kintpuash, American tribal leader (b. 1837)
1867
Elias Howe, American engineer, invented the sewing machine (b. 1819)
1860
Rembrandt Peale, American painter and curator (b. 1778)
1838
Black Hawk, American tribal leader (b. 1767)
1833
François, marquis de Chasseloup-Laubat, French general and engineer (b. 1754)
1801
Philippe Henri, marquis de Ségur, French general and politician, French Minister of Defence (b. 1724)
1701
Joseph Williamson, English politician, Secretary of State for the Northern Department (b. 1633)
1690
Robert Barclay, Scottish theologian and politician, 2nd Governor of East Jersey (b. 1648)
1656
Myles Standish, English captain (b. 1584)
1653
Marcus Zuerius van Boxhorn, Dutch linguist and academic (b. 1612)
1649
Giovanni Diodati, Swiss-Italian clergyman and theologian (b. 1576)
1629
Giorgi Saakadze, Georgian commander and politician (b. 1570)
1611
Charles, Duke of Mayenne (b. 1554)
1596
Florent Chrestien, French poet (b. 1541)
1568
Elisabeth of Valois (b. 1545)
1399
Eleanor de Bohun, English noble (b. 1360)
1369
Margaret, Countess of Tyrol (b. 1318)
1283
Dafydd ap Gruffydd, Welsh prince (b. 1238)
1226
Francis of Assisi, Italian friar and saint (b. 1181)
1078
Iziaslav I of Kiev (b. 1024)
959
Gérard of Brogne, Frankish abbot
900
Muhammad ibn Zayd, Tabaristan emir
818
Ermengarde, queen of the Franks
42 BC
Gaius Cassius Longinus, Roman politician (b. 85 BC)

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