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On This Day in History:  October 30

October 30 is the 303rd day of the year (304th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 62 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2019
Customer tips bartender with Powerball lottery ticket — and it wins $50,000. A bartender in Missouri received the tip of a lifetime — when a customer gave her a Powerball ticket that ended up winning $50,000.
2019
Bill would let Wisconsin Lottery retailers accept debit payment in addition to cash. In an age when more people are making purchases with plastic cards and digital devices, some Wisconsin lawmakers say it's time for lottery players to be able buy tickets via debit payment instead of strictly with cash.
2018
NJ man's broken hip turns into lottery riches. A New Jersey man literally got a lucky break when he joined a $1 million-winning lottery pool at a local hospital after breaking his hip while walking to buy a ticket. 
2018
Why the world's biggest lottery jackpot wasn't. The Mega Millions jackpot that had been announced as the biggest ever at $1.6 billion ended up being the second-biggest at $1.537 billion, raising questions about how lottery officials make estimates and whether they were influenced by a desire to claim the jackpot amount surpassed all others.
2017
Pennsylvania expands gambling to pay for budget. Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf on Monday affixed what he hopes will be a final patch on a $2.3 billion budget deficit by signing into law sweeping new gambling provisions.
2016
Investigators claim Calif. Lottery paying out jackpots it shouldn't to avoid bad press. Two California Lottery insiders claim the lottery sometimes chooses image over integrity.
2015
Tennessee Lottery joins multi-state Cash4Life game Sunday. Starting Sunday, Nov. 1, lottery players in Tennessee can participate in a growing multi-state game offering a top prize of $1000 per day for the rest of your life.
2015
Mistake lottery ticket wins California man $380K. A regular customer of a Burbank, California, convenience store won a big lottery prize on a lottery ticket the clerk accidentally printed for the wrong game.
2014
Georgia man wins $1M on forgotten lottery ticket. A Savannah, Georgia, resident realized this week that it was no trick when he found a forgotten lottery ticket that led to a major treat: a $1 million prize.
2013
Minn. Lottery's e-tickets unnerve some lawmakers. State lawmakers expressed concern Wednesday with the Minnesota Lottery's gradual push into Internet and other electronic ticket sales, saying they were worried about how far the virtual gambling could go.
2013
Pa. Gov. extends lottery privatization contract. Gov. Tom Corbett's administration will continue its examination into the privatization of the management of the Pennsylvania Lottery for two more months.
2013
Va. woman claims lottery prize 4 hours before ticket due to expire. Four hours before her winning $100,000 lottery ticket was to expire, Karen Gentry of Alexandria showed up at a Virginia lottery center on Tuesday to claim her prize.
2011
$245 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot increased. There was no jackpot winner in the Saturday night drawing of the multi-state Powerball game, causing the grand prize to increase to an estimated $245 million for Wednesday's drawing.
2010
Lover found lottery winner's body. A lottery winner who hanged himself in his Leicestershire home in central England was found by a live-in lover his family had no idea existed, an inquest has heard.
2009
Arizona Lottery announces raffle with 'Early Bird' drawing. The Arizona Lottery announced their "Holiday Edition" of the Millionaire Raffle game that will award more than $3 million in total cash prizes, including one $1 million grand prize and a special Early Bird drawing on Nov. 19 worth $100,000.
2007
Texas Lottery to add 'Sum It Up' feature to Pick 3 game. Starting November 11, the Texas Lottery will allow lottery players to place wagers on the sum of the Pick 3 digits drawn, in addition to the current method of play that involves matching the digits drawn.
2006
Ford Worker Loses Job, Wins Lottery. Retirement day will be an especially memorable one for Ford assembly plant worker Jerome McInnis, who won a $225,000 top prize in a new scratch game.
2006
Defrauded lottery winner finally gets apology -- and money. More than five years after Bob Edmonds called the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation to complain that he may have been defrauded out of a winning Super 7 ticket, he has an apology and the right to speak freely.
2003
Another Winning Powerball Ticket Sold in Indiana. For the second time in four days Powerball paid off big for a player in Indiana.
2003
Sydney man arrested over Nigerian scam. Police in Sydney said Thursday they arrested an Australian man suspected of being part of a global, multimillion-dollar scam that dupes victims into believing they can claim some of the foreign assets of the Nigerian president.
2003
Lottery sales net Wisconsin $37 million in property tax relief. The sale of Wisconsin Lottery tickets grew 25 percent from July 1 through Sept. 30 - the first quarter of the current fiscal year, the Wisconsin Lottery's acting director said this week.
2003
Penn. Super 6 Lotto winner presented with $36 million check. An Annville, Pennsylvania woman was presented with a check for more than $36 million for matching all six numbers in the Super 6 lottery drawing earlier this month.
2003
Lost and found? $1.4M lottery ticket winds up in court. On Sept. 16, 2002, a New Jersey Pick 6 lottery ticket was sold from the Sunshine Grocery store in Hoboken. The numbers, randomly generated as a "quick pick," proved to be the very lucky indeed. But a court will have to decide for whom.
2003
Ind. Single Mother Claims $95M Powerball. A 29-year-old single mother came forward Wednesday as the holder of a Powerball ticket worth more than $95 million.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$284 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Oct 31, 2014
2.$254.2 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 2, 2011
3.€177.73 Million
US$247.84 Million
Draw Date
Oct 30, 2010
4.$198 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 2, 2016
5.€131 Million
US$167.18 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Nov 3, 2006
6.$165 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 1, 2005
7.$159 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 1, 2014
8.$140 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 30, 2019
9.€101 Million
US$130.82 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Oct 30, 2012
10.$129 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Oct 30, 2015
11.$127 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 31, 2015
12.$118 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 1, 2019
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
15.€90 Million
US$102.65 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Nov 2, 2018
16.$93 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 1, 2006
17.€79 Million
US$89.71 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Oct 30, 2018
18.€80 Million
US$89.3 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Nov 1, 2019
19.$87 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 30, 2010
19.$87 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 1, 2013
21.$78 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 1, 2011
22.€65.94 Million
US$73.61 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Nov 1, 2019
23.$69 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 1, 2002
24.$66 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 2, 2004
25.€57.3 Million
US$65.07 Million
Draw Date
Oct 30, 2018

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1994
Sunday, Oct 30, 1994
25 years old
1982
Saturday, Oct 30, 1982
37 years old
1957
Wednesday, Oct 30, 1957
62 years old
1957
Wednesday, Oct 30, 1957
62 years old
1943
Saturday, Oct 30, 1943
76 years old
(year not provided)
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(year not provided)
(year not provided)

Worldwide Events On This Day

2015
Sixty-four people are killed and more than 147 injuries after a fire in a nightclub in the Romanian capital Bucharest.
2014
Sweden is the first European Union member state to officially recognize the State of Palestine.
2005
The rebuilt Dresden Frauenkirche (destroyed in the firebombing of Dresden during World War II) is reconsecrated after a thirteen-year rebuilding project.
1995
Quebec citizens narrowly vote (50.58% to 49.42%) in favour of remaining a province of Canada in their second referendum on national sovereignty.
1993
The Troubles: Loyalists carry out a mass shooting at a Halloween party in Greysteel, Northern Ireland, killing six Catholics and two Protestants.
1991
The Israeli-Palestinian conflict: The Madrid Conference commences in an effort to revive peace negotiations between Israel and Palestine.
1985
Space Shuttle Challenger lifts off for mission STS-61-A, its final successful mission.
1983
The first democratic elections in Argentina, after seven years of military rule, are held.
1980
El Salvador and Honduras agree to put the border dispute fought over in 1969's Football War before the International Court of Justice.
1975
Prince Juan Carlos I of Spain becomes acting head of state, taking over for the country's ailing dictator, Gen. Francisco Franco.
1974
The Rumble in the Jungle boxing match between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman takes place in Zaire.
1973
The Bosphorus Bridge in Turkey is completed, connecting the continents of Europe and Asia over the Bosphorus for the second time.
1961
The Soviet Union detonates the Tsar Bomba, the most powerful explosive device ever detonated.
1961
Due to "violations of Vladimir Lenin's precepts", it is decreed that Joseph Stalin's body be removed from inside Lenin's tomb and buried nearby with a plain marker instead.
1956
Hungarian Revolution: The government recognizes the new workers' councils. Army officer Béla Király leads an attack on the Communist Party headquarters.
1953
President Eisenhower approves the top-secret document NSC 162/2 concerning the maintenance of a strong nuclear deterrent force against the Soviet Union.
1947
The General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade is founded.
1945
Jackie Robinson of the Kansas City Monarchs signs a contract for the Brooklyn Dodgers, breaking the baseball color line.
1944
Holocaust: Anne and Margot Frank are deported from Auschwitz to the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, where they die from disease the following year, shortly before the end of WWII.
1942
Second World War: Lt. Tony Fasson and Able Seaman Colin Grazier drown while taking code books from the sinking German submarine U-559.
1941
President Roosevelt approves $1 billion in Lend-Lease aid to the Allied nations.
1941
Holocaust: Fifteen hundred Jews from Pidhaytsi are sent by Nazis to Bełżec extermination camp.
1938
Orson Welles broadcasts his radio play of H. G. Wells's The War of the Worlds, causing anxiety in some of the audience in the United States.
1925
John Logie Baird creates Britain's first television transmitter.
1920
The Communist Party of Australia is founded in Sydney.
1918
First World War: The Ottoman Empire signs the Armistice of Mudros with the Allies.
1918
First World War: Lands of the Crown of Saint Stephen, a state union of Kingdom of Hungary and Triune Kingdom of Croatia, Slavonia and Dalmatia is abolished with decisions of Croatian and Hungarian parliaments
1905
Czar Nicholas II issues the October Manifesto, granting the Russian peoples basic civil liberties and the right to form a duma. (October 17 in the Julian calendar)
1888
The Rudd Concession is granted by Matabeleland to agents of Cecil Rhodes.
1864
The Treaty of Vienna is signed, by which Denmark relinquishes one province each to Prussia and Austria.
1863
Danish Prince Vilhelm arrives in Athens to assume his throne as George I, King of the Hellenes.
1831
Nat Turner is arrested for leading the bloodiest slave rebellion in United States history.
1817
Simón Bolívar becomes President of the Third Republic of Venezuela.
1806
War of the Fourth Coalition: Convinced that he is facing a much larger force, Prussian General von Romberg, commanding 5,300 men, surrenders the city of Stettin to 800 French soldiers.
1657
Anglo-Spanish War: Spanish forces fail to retake Jamaica at the Battle of Ocho Rios.
1485
King Henry VII of England is crowned, beginning the Tudor reign.
1340
Reconquista: Portuguese and Castilian forces halt a Muslim invasion at the Battle of Río Salado.
1270
The Eighth Crusade ends by an agreement between Charles I of Anjou (replacing his deceased brother King Louis IX of France) and the Hafsid dynasty of Tunis, Tunisia.
1137
Ranulf of Apulia defeats Roger II of Sicily at the Battle of Rignano, securing his position as duke until his death two years later.
758
Guangzhou is sacked by Arab and Persian pirates.
637
Arab-Byzantine wars: Antioch surrenders to the Rashidun Caliphate after the Battle of the Iron Bridge.

Births On This Day

1996
Devin Booker, American basketball player
1994
Mia Eklund, Finnish tennis player
1993
Marcus Mariota, American football player
1992
Matt Parcell, Australian rugby league player
1992
Camila Silva, Chilean tennis player
1990
Suwaibou Sanneh, Gambian sprinter
1989
Ashley Barnes, Austrian-English footballer
1989
Nastia Liukin, Russian-American gymnast and actress
1988
Janel Parrish, American actress and singer
1987
Ali Riley, New Zealand footballer
1987
Danielle Fong, Canadian entrepreneur, co-founder and Chief Scientist of LightSail Energy
1986
Thomas Morgenstern, Austrian ski jumper
1986
Keisuke Sohma, Japanese actor
1985
Ragnar Klavan, Estonian footballer
1984
Eva Marcille, American model and actress
1984
Gedo, Egyptian footballer
1984
David Mooney, Irish footballer
1984
Isaac Ross, New Zealand rugby player
1984
Tyson Strachan, Canadian ice hockey player
1983
Trent Edwards, American football player
1983
Iain Hume, Scottish-Canadian footballer
1983
Maor Melikson, Israeli footballer
1982
Stalley, American rapper
1982
Andy Greene, American ice hockey player
1982
Manny Parra, American baseball player
1981
Joshua Jay, American magician and author
1981
Jun Ji-hyun, South Korean model and actress
1981
Ayaka Kimura, Japanese singer and actress
1981
Ian Snell, American baseball player
1981
Ivanka Trump, American model and businesswoman
1980
Choi Hong-man, South Korean wrestler and mixed martial artist
1980
Kareem Rush, American basketball player
1980
Rich Alvarez, Filipino-Japanese basketball player
1979
Jason Bartlett, American baseball player
1978
Martin Dossett, American football player
1978
Stephanie Izard, American chef
1978
Matthew Morrison, American singer-songwriter and actor
1978
Dan Poulter, English physician and politician
1978
Derren Witcombe, New Zealand rugby player and cricketer
1976
Stern John, Trinidadian footballer
1976
Ümit Özat, Turkish footballer and manager
1976
Maurice Taylor, American basketball player
1975
Ian D'Sa, English-Canadian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1975
Marco Scutaro, Venezuelan baseball player
1973
Michael Buettner, Australian rugby league player and official
1973
Silvia Corzo, Colombian lawyer and journalist
1973
Edge, Canadian wrestler and actor
1973
Michael Oakes, English footballer and manager
1973
Raci Şaşmaz, Turkish actor, producer, and screenwriter
1972
Jessica Hynes, English actress, producer, and screenwriter
1971
Fredi Bobic, Slovenian-German footballer and manager
1971
Tzanis Stavrakopoulos, Greek basketball player
1971
Peter New, Canadian actor, voice actor and screenwriters
1971
Suzan van der Wielen, Dutch field hockey player
1970
Ben Bailey, American comedian and game show host
1970
Tory Belleci, American visual effects designer and television presenter
1970
Christine Bersola-Babao, Filipino journalist and actress
1970
Nia Long, American actress
1970
Ekaterini Voggoli, Greek discus thrower
1969
Stanislav Gross, Czech lawyer and politician, 5th Prime Minister of the Czech Republic (d. 2015)
1969
Snow, Canadian rapper and reggae singer-songwriter
1969
Vangelis Vourtzoumis, Greek basketball player
1968
Emmanuelle Claret, French biathlete (d. 2013)
1968
Jack Plotnick, American actor, director, and producer
1968
Ken Stringfellow, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1967
Brad Aitken, Canadian ice hockey player
1967
Leonidas Kavakos, Greek violinist and conductor
1965
Gavin Rossdale, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
1964
Adnan Al Talyani, Emirati footballer
1964
Humayun Kabir Dhali, Bangladeshi journalist and author
1964
Howard Lederer, American poker player
1964
Abdel Latif Moubarak, Egyptian poet
1963
Michael Beach, American actor and producer
1963
Rebecca Heineman, American video game designer and programmer
1963
Andrew Solomon, American-English journalist and author
1963
Mike Veletta, Australian cricketer and coach
1963
Kristina Wagner, American actress
1962
Stefan Kuntz, German footballer and manager
1962
Danny Tartabull, Puerto Rican baseball player
1962
Courtney Walsh, Jamaican cricketer
1961
Scott Garrelts, American baseball player
1961
Giorgos Papakonstantinou, Greek economist and politician, Greek Minister of Finance
1961
Larry Wilmore, American comedian and television host
1960
Charnele Brown, American actress and singer
1960
Grayson Hugh, American singer-songwriter and pianist
1960
Diego Maradona, Argentinian footballer, coach, and manager
1959
Vincent Lagaf', French actor, singer, and game show host
1958
Olav Dale, Norwegian saxophonist and composer (Bergen Big Band) (d. 2014)
1958
Joe Delaney, American football player (d. 1983)
1958
Stefan Dennis, Australian actor and singer
1958
Ramona d'Viola, American cyclist and photographer
1957
Shlomo Mintz, Israeli violinist and conductor
1957
Kevin Pollak, American actor, game show host, and producer
1956
Juliet Stevenson, English actress
1955
Heidi Heitkamp, American lawyer and politician, 28th Attorney General of North Dakota
1954
Mahmoud El Khatib, Egyptian footballer
1954
T. Graham Brown, American country singer-songwriter
1954
Jeannie Kendall, American country singer-songwriter
1954
Mario Testino, Peruvian-English photographer
1953
Pete Hoekstra, Dutch-American lawyer and politician
1953
Charles Martin Smith, American actor, director, and screenwriter
1951
Tony Bettenhausen, Jr., American race car driver and businessman (d. 2000)
1951
Trilok Gurtu, Indian drummer and songwriter
1951
Harry Hamlin, American actor
1951
Poncho Sanchez, American singer and conga player
1950
Tim Sheens, Australian rugby league player and coach
1949
Larry Gene Bell, American murderer (d. 1996)
1948
Richard Alston, English dancer and choreographer
1948
Garry McDonald, Australian actor and screenwriter
1947
Glenn Andreotta, American soldier (d. 1968)
1947
Timothy B. Schmit, American singer-songwriter and bass player
1947
Herschel Weingrod, American screenwriter and producer
1946
Robert L. Gibson, American captain, pilot, and astronaut
1946
Andrea Mitchell, American journalist
1946
Anthony Shorrocks, English economist, author, and academic
1946
Chris Slade, Welsh drummer
1945
Henry Winkler, American actor, comedian, director, and producer
1944
Ahmed Chalabi, Iraqi businessman and politician (d. 2015)
1943
Paul Claes, Belgian poet and translator
1943
Joanna Shimkus, Canadian actress
1943
David Triesman, Baron Triesman, English union leader and politician
1942
Sven-David Sandström, Swedish composer and historian
1941
Marcel Berlins, French-English lawyer, journalist, and academic
1941
Aleksandr Dulichenko, Russian-Estonian linguist and academic
1941
Theodor W. Hänsch, German physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
1941
Otis Williams, American singer-songwriter and producer (The Temptations)
1941
Bob Wilson, English footballer and sportscaster
1939
Jean Chapman, English author
1939
Harvey Goldstein, English statistician and academic
1939
Leland H. Hartwell, American biologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
1939
Eddie Holland, American singer-songwriter and producer
1939
Grace Slick, American singer-songwriter and model
1938
Morris Lurie, Australian novelist, short story writer, and playwright (d. 2014)
1937
Claude Lelouch, French actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1937
Brian Price, Welsh rugby player
1936
Polina Astakhova, Ukrainian gymnast and trainer (d. 2005)
1936
Dick Vermeil, American football player and coach
1935
Robert Caro, American journalist and author
1935
Agota Kristof, Hungarian-Swiss author (d. 2011)
1935
Jim Perry, American baseball player
1935
Michael Winner, English director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2013)
1934
Keith Barnes, Welsh-Australian rugby player and coach
1934
Frans Brüggen, Dutch flute player and conductor (d. 2014)
1933
Col Campbell, New Zealand gardener and television host (d. 2012)
1932
Barun De, Indian historian and author (d. 2013)
1932
Louis Malle, French director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1995)
1931
Vince Callahan, American lieutenant and politician (d. 2014)
1931
David M. Wilson, Manx archaeologist, historian, and curator
1930
Néstor Almendros, Spanish-American director and cinematographer (d. 1992)
1930
Christopher Foster, English economist and academic
1930
Clifford Brown, American trumpet player and composer (d. 1956)
1930
Don Meineke, American basketball player (d. 2013)
1929
Olga Zubarry, Argentinian actress (d. 2012)
1928
Daniel Nathans, American microbiologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1999)
1927
Joe Adcock, American baseball player and manager (d. 1999)
1926
Jacques Swaters, Belgian race car driver and manager (d. 2010)
1925
Tommy Ridgley, American singer and bandleader (d. 1999)
1924
John P. Craven, American soldier and engineer (d. 2015)
1923
Gloria Oden, American poet and academic (d. 2011)
1922
Jane White, American actress and singer (d. 2011)
1920
Christy Ring, Irish sportsman (d. 1979)
1917
Bobby Bragan, American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 2010)
1917
Minni Nurme, Estonian writer and poet (d. 1994)
1917
Nikolai Ogarkov, Russian field marshal (d. 1994)
1917
Maurice Trintignant, French race car driver (d. 2005)
1916
Leon Day, American baseball player (d. 1995)
1915
Léon-Joseph Chavalliaud, French sculptor and educator (d. 1923)
1915
Fred W. Friendly, American journalist and producer (d. 1998)
1915
Jane Randolph, American-Swiss actress and singer (d. 2009)
1914
Richard E. Holz, American minister and composer (d. 1986)
1914
Leabua Jonathan, Basotho lawyer and politician, 2nd Prime Minister of Lesotho (d. 1987)
1914
Anna Wing, English actress (d. 2013)
1911
Ruth Hussey, American actress (d. 2005)
1910
Luciano Sgrizzi, Italian-Monegasque organist and composer (d. 1994)
1909
Homi J. Bhabha, Indian-French physicist and academic (d. 1966)
1908
Patsy Montana, American singer-songwriter and actress (d. 1996)
1908
U. Muthuramalingam Thevar, Indian politician (d. 1963)
1908
Peter Smith, English cricketer (d. 1967)
1908
Dmitry Ustinov, Marshal of the Soviet Union (d. 1984)
1907
Sol Tax, American anthropologist and academic (d. 1995)
1906
Giuseppe Farina, Italian race car driver (d. 1966)
1906
Hermann Fegelein, German general (d. 1945)
1906
Alexander Gode, German-American linguist and translator (d. 1970)
1905
Johnny Miles, English-Canadian runner (d. 2003)
1900
Ragnar Granit, Finnish-Swedish physiologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1991)
1898
Bill Terry, American baseball player and manager (d. 1989)
1897
Agustín Lara, Mexican singer-songwriter and actor (d. 1970)
1896
Rex Cherryman, American actor (d. 1928)
1896
Ruth Gordon, American actress and screenwriter (d. 1985)
1896
Kostas Karyotakis, Greek poet and educator (d. 1928)
1896
Harry Randall Truman, American soldier (d. 1980)
1896
Antonino Votto, Italian conductor (d. 1985)
1895
Gerhard Domagk, German pathologist and bacteriologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1964)
1895
Dickinson W. Richards, American physician and physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1973)
1894
Jean Rostand, French biologist and philosopher (d. 1977)
1894
Peter Warlock, English composer and critic (d. 1930)
1893
Charles Atlas, Italian-American bodybuilder (d. 1972)
1893
Roland Freisler, German soldier, lawyer, and judge (d. 1945)
1888
Louis Menges, American soccer player, soldier, and politician (d. 1969)
1888
Konstantinos Tsiklitiras, Greek footballer and high jumper (d. 1913)
1887
Sukumar Ray, Indian-Bangladeshi author, poet, and playwright (d. 1923)
1886
Zoë Akins, American author, poet, and playwright (d. 1958)
1885
Ezra Pound, American poet and critic (d. 1972)
1882
Oldřich Duras, Czech chess player and composer (d. 1957)
1882
William Halsey, Jr., American admiral (d. 1959)
1882
Günther von Kluge, Polish-German field marshal (d. 1944)
1881
Elizabeth Madox Roberts, American poet and author (d. 1941)
1877
Hugo Celmiņš, Latvian politician, Prime Minister of Latvia (d. 1941)
1873
Francisco I. Madero, Mexican businessman and politician, 33rd President of Mexico (d. 1913)
1871
Buck Freeman, American baseball player (d. 1949)
1871
Paul Valéry, French poet and philosopher (d. 1945)
1861
Antoine Bourdelle, French sculptor and painter (d. 1929)
1857
Georges Gilles de la Tourette, French-Swiss physician and neurologist (d. 1904)
1839
Alfred Sisley, French-English painter (d. 1899)
1799
Ignace Bourget, Canadian bishop (d. 1885)
1786
Philippe-Joseph Aubert de Gaspé, Canadian captain and author (d. 1871)
1762
André Chénier, Turkish-French poet and playwright (d. 1794)
1751
Richard Brinsley Sheridan, Irish-English poet, playwright, and politician, Treasurer of the Navy (d. 1816)
1735
John Adams, American lawyer and politician, 2nd President of the United States (d. 1826)
1728
Mary Hayley, English businesswoman (d. 1808)
1712
Giovanni Pietro Francesco Agius de Soldanis, Maltese linguist, historian and cleric (d. 1770)
1668
Sophia Charlotte of Hanover (d. 1705)
1660
Ernest August, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg (d. 1731)
1632
Christopher Wren, English physicist, mathematician, and architect, designed St Paul's Cathedral (d. 1723)
1624
Paul Pellisson, French historian and author (d. 1693)
1558
Jacques-Nompar de Caumont, duc de La Force, Marshal of France (d. 1652)
1513
Jacques Amyot, French bishop and translator (d. 1593)
1492
Anne d'Alençon, French noblewoman (d. 1562)
1447
Lucas Watzenrode, Prince-Bishop of Warmia (d. 1512)
1327
Andrew, Duke of Calabria (d. 1345)
1218
Emperor Chūkyō of Japan (d. 1234)
39 BC
Julia the Elder, Roman daughter of Augustus (d. 14)

Deaths On This Day

2018
Whitey Bulger, American organized crime boss (b. 1929)
2018
Jin Yong, Hong Kong author and publisher, founded Ming Pao (b. 1924)
2017
Kim Joo-hyuk, South Korean actor (b. 1972)
2015
Mel Daniels, American basketball player and coach (b. 1944)
2015
Al Molinaro, American actor (b. 1919)
2015
Sinan Şamil Sam, Turkish boxer (b. 1974)
2015
Norm Siebern, American baseball player and scout (b. 1933)
2014
Elijah Malok Aleng, Sudanese general and politician (b. 1937)
2014
Renée Asherson, English actress (b. 1915)
2014
Juan Flavier, Filipino physician and politician (b. 1935)
2014
Ida Elizabeth Osbourne, Australian actress and radio host (b. 1916)
2014
Bob Geigel, American wrestler and promoter (b. 1924)
2014
Thomas Menino, American businessman and politician, 53rd Mayor of Boston (b. 1942)
2013
Bill Currie, American baseball player (b. 1928)
2013
Pete Haycock, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1951)
2013
Michael Palmer, American physician and author (b. 1942)
2013
Frank Wess, American saxophonist and flute player (b. 1922)
2012
Franck Biancheri, French politician (b. 1961)
2012
Samina Raja, Pakistani poet and educator (b. 1961)
2012
Dan Tieman, American basketball player and coach (b. 1940)
2010
Harry Mulisch, Dutch author, poet, and playwright (b. 1927)
2009
Claude Lévi-Strauss, French anthropologist and ethnologist (b. 1908)
2008
Pedro Pompilio, Argentinian businessman (b. 1950)
2007
Washoe, American chimpanzee (b. 1965)
2007
Robert Goulet, American actor and singer (b. 1933)
2007
Linda S. Stein, American businesswoman and manager (b. 1945)
2007
John Woodruff, American runner and colonel (b. 1915)
2006
Clifford Geertz, American anthropologist and author (b. 1926)
2006
Junji Kinoshita, Japanese playwright and scholar (b. 1914)
2005
Al López, American baseball player and manager (b. 1908)
2005
Shamsher Singh Sheri, Indian politician (b. 1942)
2004
Phyllis Frost, Australian philanthropist, founded Keep Australia Beautiful (b. 1917)
2004
Peggy Ryan, American actress and dancer (b. 1924)
2003
Steve O'Rourke, English race car driver and manager (b. 1940)
2002
Juan Antonio Bardem, Spanish actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1922)
2002
Jam Master Jay, American rapper and producer (b. 1965)
2000
Steve Allen, American actor, television personality, game show panelist, and talk show host (b. 1921)
1999
Maigonis Valdmanis, Latvian basketball player (b. 1933)
1998
Florence Nagle, English trainer and breeder of racehorses (b. 1894)
1997
Samuel Fuller, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1912)
1996
John Young, Scottish actor (b. 1916)
1993
Paul Grégoire, Canadian cardinal (b. 1911)
1992
Joan Mitchell, American painter (b. 1925)
1990
V. Shantaram, Indian actor, director, and producer (b. 1901)
1990
Vinod Mehra, Indian actor (b. 1945)
1988
T. Hee, American animator and screenwriter (b. 1911)
1987
Joseph Campbell, American mythologist, scholar, and author (b. 1904)
1982
Iryna Vilde, Ukrainian author and educator (b. 1907)
1979
Barnes Wallis, English scientist and engineer, invented the "bouncing bomb" (b. 1887)
1975
Gustav Ludwig Hertz, German physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1887)
1973
Ants Lauter, Estonian actor and director (b. 1894)
1968
Ramon Novarro, Mexican-American actor, singer, and director (b. 1899)
1968
Conrad Richter, American journalist and novelist (b. 1890)
1968
Rose Wilder Lane, American journalist and author (b. 1886)
1966
Yiorgos Theotokas, Greek author and playwright (b. 1906)
1965
Arthur M. Schlesinger, Sr., American historian and author (b. 1888)
1963
U. Muthuramalingam Thevar, Indian lawyer and politician (b. 1908)
1961
Luigi Einaudi, Italian economist and politician, 2nd President of the Italian Republic (b. 1874)
1957
Fred Beebe, American baseball player and coach (b. 1880)
1943
Max Reinhardt, Austrian-born American actor and director (b. 1873)
1942
Walter Buckmaster, English polo player and stockbroker, co-founded Buckmaster & Moore (b. 1872)
1933
Svend Kornbeck, Danish actor (b. 1869)
1923
Andrew Bonar Law, Canadian-English banker and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1858)
1919
Ella Wheeler Wilcox, American author and poet (b. 1850)
1917
Talbot Mercer Papineau, Canadian lawyer and soldier (b. 1883)
1915
Charles Tupper, Canadian physician, lawyer, and politician, 6th Prime Minister of Canada (b. 1821)
1912
Alejandro Gorostiaga, Chilean colonel (b. 1840)
1912
James S. Sherman, American lawyer and politician, 27th Vice President of the United States (b. 1855)
1910
Henry Dunant, Swiss activist, founded the Red Cross, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1828)
1905
Boyd Dunlop Morehead, Australian politician, 10th Premier of Queensland (b. 1843)
1899
William H. Webb, American shipbuilder and philanthropist (b. 1816)
1896
Carol Benesch, Czech architect, designed Peleș Castle (b. 1822)
1895
James Patterson, English-Australian politician, 17th Premier of Victoria (b. 1833)
1894
Honoré Mercier, Canadian lawyer and politician, 9th Premier of Quebec (b. 1840)
1893
John Abbott, Canadian lawyer and politician, 3rd Prime Minister of Canada (b. 1821)
1883
Dayananda Saraswati, Indian philosopher and scholar (b. 1824)
1883
Robert Volkmann, German pianist and composer (b. 1815)
1882
William Forster, Indian-Australian politician, 4th Premier of New South Wales (b. 1818)
1853
Pietro Raimondi, Italian composer (b. 1786)
1842
Allan Cunningham, Scottish author and poet (b. 1784)
1816
Frederick I of Württemberg (b. 1754)
1809
William Cavendish-Bentinck, 3rd Duke of Portland, English politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1738)
1757
Osman III, Ottoman sultan (b. 1699)
1757
Edward Vernon, English admiral and politician (b. 1684)
1730
Nedîm, Turkish poet (b. 1681)
1690
Hieronymus van Beverningh, Dutch diplomat and politician (b. 1614)
1685
Michel Le Tellier, French lawyer and politician, French Secretary of State for War (b. 1603)
1680
Antoinette Bourignon, French-Flemish mystic (b. 1616)
1654
Emperor Go-Kōmyō of Japan (b. 1633)
1632
Henri II de Montmorency, French admiral and politician (b. 1595)
1626
Willebrord Snell, Dutch astronomer and mathematician (b. 1580)
1611
Charles IX of Sweden (b. 1550)
1602
Jean-Jacques Boissard, French poet and illustrator (b. 1528)
1553
Jacob Sturm von Sturmeck, German politician (b. 1489)
1522
Jean Mouton, French composer and educator (b. 1459)
1466
Johann Fust, German printer (b. c. 1400)
1459
Poggio Bracciolini, Italian scholar and translator (b. 1380)
1282
Roger Mortimer, 1st Baron Mortimer
1282
Ibn Khallikan, Iraqi scholar and judge (b. 1211)
1137
Sergius VII, Duke of Naples
526
Paul of Edessa, Syriac Orthodox bishop of Edessa

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