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On This Day in History:  October 4

October 4 is the 277th day of the year (278th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 88 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2020
NC man can reopen business shuttered by COVID-19 thanks to $1.2 million lottery prize. Many business owners and entrepreneurs saw their businesses and livelihoods shuttered after the coronavirus shutdown. But one North Carolina resident now has a chance to re-open his hair salon after winning a $1.2 million lottery prize.
2019
Third $1 million lottery prize goes unclaimed in Michigan this year. Michigan residents apparently aren't checking their lottery tickets, as a $1 million prize went unclaimed on Thursday — for the third time this year, the state lottery said.
2017
Marine veteran scratches $10M lottery prize while watching football. A North Carolina Marine Corps veteran and his wife won a $10 million lottery prize while watching a football game.
2017
Details of new Illinois Lottery manager deal kept secret. As the Illinois Lottery edges closer to finalizing a massive deal with a new private manager, the state and the firm have chosen to keep many of the details secret despite past pledges of transparency.
2013
'Lucky 7' canceled: ABC series pulled after two episodes. ABC has axed the new Lucky 7 drama based on a group of lottery winners after just two episodes, making it the first cancellation of the 2013-14 season.
2013
Home returned to estate of slain Florida Lotto winner. The million-dollar Polk County home of a slain lottery winner has been stripped from his convicted killer and returned to his estate.
2012
Iowa couple claims $202.1M Powerball jackpot. A Bondurant, Iowa, couple claimed a $202.1 million Powerball jackpot on Thursday, becoming the second-biggest lottery winners in Iowa history.
2010
New Tennessee lottery game debuts tonight. The latest game from the Tennessee Lottery begins tonight, with the first drawing of Tennessee Cash.
2007
Tennessee Lottery: confusion not being cleared up. The Tennessee Lottery is investigating a handful of glitches since changing the system for pulling winning numbers to a computer, but then again, are they really?
2007
W. Va. video lottery parlors warned to limit ads. West Virginia video lottery parlors could lose all but one of their machines if they exploit last week's federal ruling that removes limits on the words they can use in advertising, a group representing machine leasing businesses warns.
2007
2 Oklahoma lottery pools win big. Two winning lottery tickets were redeemed Wednesday with the winnings going to employees at two Tulsa-area businesses, according to the Oklahoma Lottery.
2007
New $20 Mass. Lottery scratch game off to a record start. The Massachusetts State Lottery rolled the dice when it launched its first ever $20 instant ticket, the most expensive new product in its history, but a week after its big rollout the gamble appears to be paying off.
2007
Oregon Lottery signs 7-year contract with GTECH. An Rhode Island lottery technology firm has inked a seven-year extension with the state of Oregon, which will include upgraded systems and ongoing services.
2006
New N.C. lottery games debut this month. Two new North Carolina lottery games make their debut this month. The game Carolina Pick 3 launches Friday and lets you win as much as $500 by picking three numbers in a daily drawing.
2005
Oklahoma Lottery unveils scratch ticket designs. Oklahoma Governor Brad Henry and state lottery officials unveiled the designs for the first four types of scratch-off lottery tickets that will go on sale in on October 12.
2004
Powerball Jackpot Climbs to $177 Million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Saturday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $177 million, with a cash option of $96.8 million.
2004
Texas store sells first winning Mega Millions ticket. Someone who purchased a Mega Millions lotto ticket at a North Texas store is $101 million richer as the state claimed its first jackpot winner in the multistate game.
2004
U.S. teens hit by poker craze epidemic. More teenagers have started staying home and working on math skills: calculating percentages, identifying patterns, adding and subtracting. They're playing poker - Texas Hold 'em.
2004
Iowa Lottery unveils first electronic scratch game. Lottery players in Cedar Rapids, Dubuque, Waterloo and Cedar Falls have the first chance at playing the first electronic scratch game beginning today.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$420 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Oct 5, 2018
2.$253 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 6, 2018
3.€190 Million
US$222.6 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Oct 6, 2017
4.€190 Million
US$208.56 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Oct 4, 2019
5.$180 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 5, 2005
6.€129 Million
US$179.59 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Oct 8, 2010
7.$177 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 6, 2004
8.€150.7 Million
US$168.62 Million
Draw Date
Oct 4, 2016
9.€141 Million
US$157.76 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Oct 4, 2016
10.€111 Million
US$140.28 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Oct 7, 2014
11.$136 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Oct 7, 2014
12.€100 Million
US$132.5 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Oct 4, 2011
13.$122 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Oct 6, 2009
14.€90 Million
US$100.49 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Oct 7, 2016
15.$94 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 4, 2017
16.€68 Million
US$86.38 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Oct 6, 2006
17.$86 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 5, 2013
18.$80 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 5, 2016
19.$79 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 4, 2003
20.$70 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 5, 2019
21.$69 Million
California
SuperLotto Plus
Draw Date
Oct 5, 2002
22.$64 Million
Draw Date
Oct 7, 2009
23.$60 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 6, 2010
23.$60 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 4, 2014
25.$58 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 5, 2011

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1989
Wednesday, Oct 4, 1989
31 years old
1980
Saturday, Oct 4, 1980
40 years old
1979
Thursday, Oct 4, 1979
41 years old
1976
Monday, Oct 4, 1976
44 years old
1971
Monday, Oct 4, 1971
49 years old
1967
Wednesday, Oct 4, 1967
53 years old
1965
Monday, Oct 4, 1965
55 years old
1965
Monday, Oct 4, 1965
55 years old
1961
Wednesday, Oct 4, 1961
59 years old
1960
Tuesday, Oct 4, 1960
60 years old
1953
Sunday, Oct 4, 1953
67 years old
1941
Saturday, Oct 4, 1941
79 years old
(year not provided)
(year not provided)
(year not provided)

Worldwide Events On This Day

2017
Nigerien and US Special Forces ambushed by Islamic State militants outside the village of Tongo Tongo.
2010
The Ajka plant accident Hungary releases a million cubic metres of liquid alumina sludge, killing nine, injuring 122, and severely contaminating two major rivers.
2006
WikiLeaks is launched.
2004
SpaceShipOne wins the Ansari X Prize for private spaceflight.
2003
The Maxim restaurant suicide bombing Israel kills twenty-one Israelis, both Jews and Arabs.
2001
Siberia Airlines Flight 1812 crashes after being struck by an errant Ukrainian missile. Seventy-eight people are killed.
1997
The second largest cash robbery in U.S. history occurs in North Carolina
1993
Battle of Mogadishu occurs killing 18 US Special Forces, two UN Peackeepers and at least 600 Somalian militia men and civilians.
1993
Tanks bombard the Russian parliament, while demonstrators against President Yeltsin rally outside.
1992
The Rome General Peace Accords end a 16-year civil war in Mozambique.
1992
El Al Flight 1862 crashes into two apartment buildings in Amsterdam, killing 43 including 39 on the ground.
1991
The Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty is opened for signature.
1985
The Free Software Foundation is founded.
1983
Richard Noble sets a new land speed record of 633.468 miles per hour (1,019.468 km/h) at the Black Rock Desert in Nevada.
1967
Omar Ali Saifuddien III of Brunei abdicates in favour of his son.
1966
Basutoland becomes independent from the United Kingdom and is renamed Lesotho.
1965
Pope Paul VI begins the first papal visit to the Americas.
1963
Hurricane Flora kills 6,000 in Cuba and Haiti.
1960
An airliner crashes on takeoff from Boston's Logan International Airport, killing 62 people.
1958
The current constitution of France is adopted.
1957
Sputnik 1 becomes the first artificial satellite to orbit the Earth.
1941
Norman Rockwell's Willie Gillis character debuts on the cover of The Saturday Evening Post.
1936
The British Union of Fascists and various anti-fascist organizations violently clash in the Battle of Cable Street.
1927
Gutzon Borglum begins sculpting Mount Rushmore.
1918
World War I: An explosion kills more than 100 people and destroys a Shell Loading Plant in New Jersey.
1917
World War I: The Battle of Broodseinde is fought between the British and German armies in Flanders.
1904
The IFK Göteborg football club is founded in Sweden.
1895
Horace Rawlins wins the first U.S. Open Men's Golf Championship.
1883
First run of the Orient Express.
1883
First meeting of the Boys' Brigade in Glasgow, Scotland.
1876
The Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas opens as the first public college in Texas.
1853
The Crimean War begins when the Ottoman Empire declares war on the Russian Empire.
1830
The Belgian Revolution takes legal form when the provisional government secedes from the Netherlands.
1824
Mexico adopts a new constitution and becomes a federal republic.
1795
Napoleon first rises to prominence by suppressing counter-revolutionary rioters threatening the National Convention.
1777
American Revolutionary War: Troops under George Washington are repelled by British troops under William Howe.
1693
Nine Years' War: Piedmontese troops are defeated by the French.
1636
Thirty Years' War: The Swedish Army defeats the armies of Saxony and the Holy Roman Empire at the Battle of Wittstock.
1597
Governor Gonzalo Méndez de Canço begins to suppress a native uprising against his rule in what is now Georgia.
1582
The Gregorian Calendar is introduced by Pope Gregory XIII.
1535
The Coverdale Bible is printed, with translations into English by William Tyndale and Myles Coverdale.
1511
Formation of the Holy League of Aragon, the Papal States and Venice against France.
1363
Battle of Lake Poyang: In one of the largest naval battles in history, Zhu Yuanzhang's rebels defeat rival Chen Youliang.
1302
The Byzantine-Venetian War comes to an end.
1227
Assassination of Caliph al-Adil of Morocco.
AD 23
Rebels sack the Chinese capital Chang'an during a peasant rebellion. They later decapitate emperor Wang Mang.

Births On This Day

1995
Mikolas Josef, Czech Republic singer and songwriter
1990
Signy Aarna, Estonian footballer
1989
Dakota Johnson, American model and actress
1988
Melissa Benoist, American actress and singer
1988
Caner Erkin, Turkish footballer
1988
Evgeni Krasnopolski, Israeli figure skater
1988
Derrick Rose, American basketball player
1987
Rawez Lawan, Swedish footballer
1987
Will Puddy, English footballer
1987
Marina Weisband, German politician
1985
Shontelle, Barbadian singer-songwriter
1985
Thorsten Wiedemann, German rugby player
1984
Lena Katina, Russian singer-songwriter
1984
Álvaro Parente, Portuguese race car driver
1984
Karolina Tymińska, Polish heptathlete
1983
Dan Clarke, English race car driver
1983
Marios Nicolaou, Cypriot footballer
1983
Chansi Stuckey, American football player
1983
Kurt Suzuki, American baseball player
1983
Vicky Krieps, Luxembourgish actress
1982
Tony Gwynn, Jr., American baseball player
1982
Jered Weaver, American baseball player
1981
Shaura, Japanese singer
1981
Justin Williams, Canadian ice hockey player
1980
Sarah Fisher, American race car driver
1980
James Jones, American basketball player
1980
Tomáš Rosický, Czech footballer
1979
Rachael Leigh Cook, American actress
1979
Björn Phau, German tennis player
1979
Adam Voges, Australian cricketer
1978
Phillip Glasser, American actor and producer
1978
Kei Horie, Japanese actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1978
Kyle Lohse, American baseball player
1977
Richard Reed Parry, Canadian guitarist, songwriter, and producer
1976
Mauro Camoranesi, Argentinian-Italian footballer and manager
1976
Elisandro Naressi Roos, Brazilian footballer
1976
Alicia Silverstone, American actress, producer, and author
1976
Ueli Steck, Swiss mountaineer and rock climber (d. 2017)
1975
Cristiano Lucarelli, Italian footballer and manager
1974
Paco León, Spanish actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1972
Kurt Thomas, American basketball player
1971
Darren Middleton, Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist
1968
Beverley Allitt, British serial killer of children
1968
Richard Hancox, English footballer and manager
1968
Tim Wise, American activist and author
1967
Nick Green, Australian rower
1967
Liev Schreiber, American actor and director
1965
Olaf Backasch, German footballer
1965
Skip Heller, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1965
Steve Olin, American baseball player (d. 1993)
1965
Micky Ward, American boxer
1964
Francis Magalona, Filipino rapper, producer, and actor (d. 2009)
1964
Yvonne Murray, Scottish runner
1963
A. C. Green, American basketball player
1963
Koji Ishikawa, Japanese author and illustrator
1962
Carlos Carsolio, Mexican mountaineer
1961
Philippe Russo, French singer-songwriter and guitarist
1961
Kazuki Takahashi, Japanese author and illustrator, created Yu-Gi-Oh!
1961
Jon Secada, Cuban-American singer-songwriter
1960
Joe Boever, American baseball player
1960
Henry Worsley, English colonel and explorer (d. 2016)
1959
Chris Lowe, English singer and keyboard player
1959
Tony Meo, English snooker player
1959
Hitonari Tsuji, Japanese author, composer, and director
1958
Barbara Kooyman, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1958
Anneka Rice, Welsh radio and television host
1957
Bill Fagerbakke, American actor
1957
Yngve Moe, Norwegian bass player and songwriter (d. 2013)
1957
Russell Simmons, American businessman, founded Def Jam Recordings and Phat Farm
1956
Lesley Glaister, English author and playwright
1956
Charlie Leibrandt, American baseball player
1956
Sherri Turner, American golfer
1956
Christoph Waltz, Austrian-German actor
1955
John Rutherford, Scottish rugby player
1955
Jorge Valdano, Argentinian footballer, coach, and manager
1953
Gil Moore, Canadian singer-songwriter, drummer, and producer
1953
Andreas Vollenweider, Swiss harp player
1952
Anita DeFrantz, American rower and sports administrator
1952
Jody Stephens, American rock drummer (Big Star; Golden Smog)
1952
Zinha Vaz, Bissau-Guinean women's rights activist and politician
1951
Bakhytzhan Kanapyanov, Kazakh poet and author
1949
Patti Andress, American jazz singer (Tuck & Patti)
1949
Armand Assante, American actor and producer
1949
Stephen Gyllenhaal, American director, producer, and screenwriter
1948
Iain Hewitson, New Zealand-Australian chef, restaurateur, author, and television personality
1948
Linda McMahon, American businesswoman and politician
1948
Duke Robillard, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1947
Julien Clerc, French singer-songwriter and pianist
1947
Jim Fielder, American bass player
1947
Ann Widdecombe, English politician, Shadow Secretary of State for Health
1946
Larry Clapp, American lawyer and politician (d. 2013)
1946
Chuck Hagel, American sergeant and politician, 24th United States Secretary of Defense
1946
Michael Mullen, American admiral
1946
Susan Sarandon, American actress and activist
1945
Clifton Davis, American singer-songwriter, actor, and minister
1944
Colin Bundy, South African-English historian and academic
1944
Rocío Dúrcal, Spanish singer and actress (d. 2006)
1944
Eddie Gómez, Puerto Rican-American bass player
1944
Nona Hendryx, African-American vocalist, songwriter and actress
1944
Tony La Russa, American baseball player and manager
1944
John McFall, Baron McFall of Alcluith, Scottish educator and politician
1943
H. Rap Brown, American activist
1943
Owen Davidson, Australian tennis player
1943
Karl-Gustav Kaisla, Finnish ice hockey player and referee (d. 2012)
1943
Dietmar Mürdter, German footballer
1943
Jimy Williams, American baseball player and manager
1942
Bernice Johnson Reagon, American singer-songwriter
1942
Karl W. Richter, American lieutenant and pilot (d. 1967)
1942
Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir, Icelandic politician, 24th Prime Minister of Iceland
1942
Christopher Stone, American actor and screenwriter (d. 1995)
1941
Roy Blount, Jr., American humorist and journalist
1941
Karen Cushman, American author
1941
Karl Oppitzhauser, Austrian race car driver
1941
Anne Rice, American author
1941
Robert Wilson, American director and playwright
1940
Vic Hadfield, Canadian ice hockey player
1940
Silvio Marzolini, Argentinian footballer and manager
1940
Steve Swallow, American bass player and composer
1940
Alberto Vilar, American businessman and philanthropist
1939
Ivan Mauger, New Zealand motorcycle racer (d. 2018)
1938
Kurt Wüthrich, Swiss chemist and biophysicist, Nobel Prize laureate
1938
Norman D. Wilson, American actor (d. 2004)
1937
Jackie Collins, English-American author and actress (d. 2015)
1937
David Crocker, American philosopher and academic
1937
Gail Gilmore, Canadian-American actress and dancer (d. 2014)
1937
Lloyd Green, American steel guitar player
1937
Jim Sillars, Scottish lawyer and politician
1936
Charlie Hurley, Irish footballer and manager
1936
Giles Radice, Baron Radice, English politician
1934
Sam Huff, American football player, coach, and sportscaster
1934
Dimosthenis Sofianos, Greek journalist and poet
1933
German Moreno, Filipino television host and actor (d. 2016)
1933
Ann Thwaite, English author
1931
Terence Conran, English designer and businessman
1931
Basil D'Oliveira, South African-English cricketer and footballer (d. 2011)
1931
Richard Rorty, American philosopher and author (d. 2007)
1929
Scotty Beckett, American actor and singer (d. 1968)
1929
John E. Mack, American psychiatrist and author (d. 2004)
1929
Leroy Van Dyke, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1928
Alvin Toffler, German-American journalist and author (d. 2016)
1928
Torben Ulrich, Danish-American tennis player
1927
Wolf Kahn, American painter and academic
1926
Raymond Watson, American businessman (d. 2012)
1925
Roger Wood, Belgian-American journalist (d. 2012)
1924
Donald J. Sobol, American soldier and author (d. 2012)
1923
Charlton Heston, American actor, director and gun rights activist (d. 2008)
1922
Malcolm Baldrige, Jr., American businessman and politician, 26th United States Secretary of Commerce (d. 1987)
1922
Frank Johnson, Australian rugby league player, coach, and administrator (d. 1993)
1922
Shin Kyuk-ho, South Korean-Japanese businessman, founded Lotte Group
1922
Don Lenhardt, American baseball player and coach (d. 2014)
1918
Kenichi Fukui, Japanese chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1998)
1917
Violeta Parra, Chilean singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1967)
1916
Vitaly Ginzburg, Russian physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2009)
1916
Jan Murray, American comedian, actor, and game show host (d. 2006)
1916
George Sidney, American director and producer (d. 2002)
1914
Jim Cairns, Australian economist and politician, 4th Deputy Prime Minister of Australia (d. 2003)
1914
Brendan Gill, American journalist and essayist (d. 1997)
1913
Martial Célestin, Haitian lawyer and politician, 1st Prime Minister of Haiti (d. 2011)
1910
Frankie Crosetti, American baseball player and coach (d. 2002)
1910
Cahit Sıtkı Tarancı, Turkish poet and author (d. 1956)
1907
Alain Daniélou, French-Swiss historian and academic (d. 1994)
1906
Mary Celine Fasenmyer, American mathematician (d. 1996)
1903
Bona Arsenault, Canadian genealogist, historian, and politician (d. 1993)
1903
John Vincent Atanasoff, American physicist and academic, invented the Atanasoff-Berry computer (d. 1995)
1903
Pierre Garbay, French general (d. 1980)
1903
Ernst Kaltenbrunner, Austrian-German lawyer and general (d. 1946)
1900
August Mälk, Estonian author and playwright (d. 1987)
1896
Dorothy Lawrence, English reporter, who secretly posed as a man to become a soldier during World War I (d. 1964)
1895
Buster Keaton, American film actor, director, and producer (d. 1966)
1895
Richard Sorge, German journalist and spy (d. 1944)
1892
Engelbert Dollfuss, Austrian soldier and politician, 14th Federal Chancellor of Austria (d. 1934)
1892
Hermann Glauert, English aerodynamicist and author (d. 1934)
1892
Robert Lawson, American author and illustrator (d. 1957)
1890
Alan L. Hart, American physician and author (d. 1962)
1890
Osman Cemal Kaygılı, Turkish writer and journalist (d. 1945)
1888
Lucy Tayiah Eads, American tribal chief (d. 1961)
1888
Oscar Mathisen, Norwegian speed skater (d. 1954)
1884
Ramchandra Shukla, Indian historian and author (d. 1941)
1881
Walther von Brauchitsch, German field marshal (d. 1948)
1880
Damon Runyon, American newspaperman and short story writer. (d. 1946)
1877
Razor Smith, English cricketer (d. 1946)
1876
Florence Eliza Allen, American mathematician and suffrage activist (d. 1960)
1874
John Ellis, English executioner (d. 1932)
1868
Marcelo Torcuato de Alvear, Argentinian lawyer and politician, 20th President of Argentina (d. 1942)
1862
Edward Stratemeyer, American author and publisher (d. 1930)
1861
Walter Rauschenbusch, American pastor and theologian (d. 1918)
1861
Frederic Remington, American painter, sculptor, and illustrator (d. 1909)
1858
Léon Serpollet, French businessman (d. 1903)
1843
Marie-Alphonsine Danil Ghattas, Palestinian nun and Catholic Saint (d. 1927)
1841
Prudente de Morais, Brazilian lawyer and politician, 3rd President of Brazil (d. 1912)
1841
Maria Sophie of Bavaria (d. 1925)
1837
Auguste-Réal Angers, Canadian judge and politician, 6th Lieutenant Governor of Quebec (d. 1919)
1836
Juliette Adam, French author (d. 1936)
1835
Jenny Twitchell Kempton, American opera singer and educator (d. 1921)
1822
Rutherford B. Hayes, American general, lawyer, and politician, 19th President of the United States (d. 1893)
1814
Jean-François Millet, French painter and educator (d. 1875)
1807
Louis-Hippolyte Lafontaine, Canadian lawyer and politician, 2nd Premier of Canada East (d. 1864)
1793
Charles Pearson, English lawyer and politician (d. 1862)
1787
François Guizot, French historian and politician, 22nd Prime Minister of France (d. 1874)
1768
Francisco José de Caldas, Colombian naturalist, executed by royalists in the war of independence (d. 1816)
1759
Louis François Antoine Arbogast, French mathematician and academic (d. 1803)
1723
Nikolaus Poda von Neuhaus, German entomologist and author (d. 1798)
1720
Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Italian sculptor and illustrator (d. 1778)
1694
Lord George Murray, Scottish Jacobite General (d. 1760)
1657
Francesco Solimena, Italian painter and illustrator (d. 1747)
1633
Bernardino Ramazzini, Italian physician (d. 1714)
1626
Richard Cromwell, English academic and politician, Lord Protector of Great Britain (d. 1712)
1625
Jacqueline Pascal, French nun and composer (d. 1661)
1585
Anna of Tyrol, Holy Roman Empress (d. 1618)
1579
Guido Bentivoglio, Italian cardinal (d. 1644)
1570
Péter Pázmány, Hungarian cardinal and philosopher (d. 1637)
1562
Christen Sørensen Longomontanus, Danish astronomer and author (d. 1647)
1550
Charles IX of Sweden (d. 1611)
1542
Robert Bellarmine, Italian cardinal and saint (d. 1621)
1532
Francisco de Toledo, Catholic cardinal (d. 1596)
1524
Francisco Vallés, Spanish physician (d. 1592)
1522
Gabriele Paleotti, Catholic cardinal (d. 1597)
1515
Lucas Cranach the Younger, German painter (d. 1586)
1507
Francis Bigod, English noble (d. 1537)
1379
Henry III of Castile (d. 1406)
1331
James Butler, 2nd Earl of Ormond, Irish politician, Lord Justice of Ireland (d. 1382)
1289
Louis X of France (d. 1316)
1276
Margaret of Brabant (d. 1311)
1274
Rudolf I, Duke of Bavaria (d. 1319)
1160
Alys, Countess of the Vexin, daughter of Louis VII of France (d. c. 1220)

Deaths On This Day

2015
William A. Culpepper, American general, lawyer, and judge (b. 1916)
2015
Edida Nageswara Rao, Indian director and producer (b. 1934)
2015
Dave Pike, American vibraphone player and songwriter (b. 1938)
2015
Neal Walk, American basketball player (b. 1948)
2014
Konrad Boehmer, German-Dutch composer and educator (b. 1941)
2014
Hugo Carvana, Brazilian actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1937)
2014
Fyodor Cherenkov, Russian footballer and manager (b. 1959)
2014
Jean-Claude Duvalier, Haitian politician, 41st President of Haiti (b. 1951)
2014
Jewel Joseph Newman, American sergeant and politician (b. 1921)
2013
John Cloudsley-Thompson, Pakistani-English commander (b. 1921)
2013
Ulric Cross, Trinidadian navigator, judge, and diplomat (b. 1917)
2013
Akira Miyoshi, Japanese composer (b. 1933)
2013
Diana Nasution, Indonesian singer (b. 1958)
2013
Võ Nguyên Giáp, Vietnamese general and politician, 3rd Minister of Defence for Vietnam (b. 1911)
2013
Nicholas Oresko, American sergeant, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1917)
2012
David Atkinson, Canadian actor and singer (b. 1921)
2012
Stan Mudenge, Zimbabwean historian and politician, Zimbabwean Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1941)
2012
Tom Stannage, Australian footballer, historian, and academic (b. 1944)
2011
Doris Belack, American actress (b. 1926)
2010
Norman Wisdom, English actor, comedian, and singer-songwriter (b. 1915)
2009
Gerhard Kaufhold, German footballer (b. 1928)
2009
Günther Rall, German general and pilot (b. 1918)
2007
Qassem Al-Nasser, Jordanian general (b. 1925)
2005
Stanley K. Hathaway, American lawyer and politician, 40th United States Secretary of the Interior (b. 1924)
2004
Gordon Cooper, American colonel, engineer, and astronaut (b. 1927)
2003
Sid McMath, American lawyer and politician, 34th Governor of Arkansas (b. 1912)
2002
André Delvaux, Belgian-Spanish director and screenwriter (b. 1926)
2001
Blaise Alexander, American race car driver (b. 1976)
2001
John Collins, American guitarist (b. 1913)
2001
Ahron Soloveichik, Russian rabbi and scholar (b. 1917)
2000
Yu Kuo-hwa, Chinese politician, 32nd Premier of the Republic of China (b. 1914)
2000
Michael Smith, English-Canadian biochemist and geneticist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1932)
1999
Erik Brødreskift, Norwegian drummer (b. 1969)
1999
Bernard Buffet, French painter and illustrator (b. 1928)
1999
Art Farmer, American trumpet player and composer (b. 1928)
1998
S. Arasaratnam, Sri Lankan historian and academic (b. 1930)
1997
Otto Ernst Remer, German general (b. 1912)
1997
Gunpei Yokoi, Japanese game designer, created Game Boy (b. 1941)
1994
Danny Gatton, American guitarist (b. 1945)
1992
Denny Hulme, New Zealand race car driver (b. 1936)
1990
Mārtiņš Zīverts, Latvian playwright (b. 1903)
1989
Graham Chapman, English actor and screenwriter (b. 1941)
1988
Zlatko Grgić, Croatian-Canadian animator, director, and screenwriter (b. 1931)
1982
Glenn Gould, Canadian pianist and conductor (b. 1932)
1982
Stefanos Stefanopoulos, Greek politician, 165th Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1898)
1981
Freddie Lindstrom, American baseball player and coach (b. 1905)
1980
Pyotr Masherov, First Secretary of the Communist Party of Byelorussia (b. 1918)
1977
José Ber Gelbard, Argentinian activist and politician (b. 1917)
1975
Joan Whitney Payson, American businesswoman and philanthropist (b. 1903)
1974
Anne Sexton, American poet and author (b. 1928)
1970
Janis Joplin, American singer-songwriter (b. 1943)
1963
Alar Kotli, Estonian architect (b. 1904)
1961
Benjamin, Russian metropolitan (b. 1880)
1958
Ida Wüst, German actress and screenwriter (b. 1884)
1955
Alexander Papagos, Greek general and politician, 152nd Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1883)
1951
Henrietta Lacks, American medical patient (b. 1920)
1947
Max Planck, German physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1858)
1946
Barney Oldfield, American race car driver and actor (b. 1878)
1944
Al Smith, American lawyer and politician, 42nd Governor of New York (b. 1873)
1943
Irena Iłłakowicz, German-Polish lieutenant (b. 1906)
1935
Jean Béraud, French painter and academic (b. 1849)
1935
Marie Gutheil-Schoder, German soprano, actress, and director (b. 1874)
1910
Sergey Muromtsev, Russian lawyer and politician (b. 1850)
1904
Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, French sculptor, designed the Statue of Liberty (b. 1834)
1904
Carl Josef Bayer, Austrian chemist and academic (b. 1847)
1903
Otto Weininger, Austrian philosopher and author (b. 1880)
1890
Catherine Booth, English theologian and saint, co-founded The Salvation Army (b. 1829)
1871
Sarel Cilliers, South African spiritual leader and preacher (b. 1801)
1867
Francis Xavier Seelos, German-American priest and missionary (b. 1819)
1864
Joseph Montferrand, Canadian logger and strongman (b. 1802)
1859
Karl Baedeker, German publisher, founded Baedeker (b. 1801)
1852
James Whitcomb, American lawyer and politician, 8th Governor of Indiana (b. 1795)
1851
Manuel Godoy, Spanish general and politician, Prime Minister of Spain (b. 1767)
1827
Grigorios Zalykis, Greek-French lexicographer and scholar (b. 1785)
1821
John Rennie the Elder, Scottish engineer, designed the Waterloo Bridge (b. 1761)
1749
Baron Franz von der Trenck, Austrian soldier (b. 1711)
1743
John Campbell, 2nd Duke of Argyll, Scottish commander and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Surrey (b. 1678)
1680
Pierre-Paul Riquet, French engineer, designed the Canal du Midi (b. 1609)
1669
Rembrandt, Dutch painter and illustrator (b. 1606)
1661
Jacqueline Pascal, French nun and composer (b. 1625)
1660
Francesco Albani, Italian painter (b. 1578)
1646
Thomas Howard, 21st Earl of Arundel, English courtier and politician, Earl Marshal of the United Kingdom (b. 1586)
1597
Sarsa Dengel, Ethiopian emperor (b. 1550)
1582
Teresa of Ávila, Spanish nun and saint (b. 1515)
1497
John, Prince of Asturias, only son of Ferdinand II of Aragon and Isabella I of Castile (b. 1478)
1361
John de Mowbray, 3rd Baron Mowbray, English baron (b. 1310)
1305
Emperor Kameyama of Japan (b. 1249)
1250
Herman VI, Margrave of Baden (b. 1226)
1226
Francis of Assisi (b. 1182)
1221
William IV Talvas, Count of Ponthieu (b. 1179)
1189
Gerard de Ridefort, Grand Master of the Knights Templar
1160
Constance of Castile, Queen of France (b. 1141)
1052
Vladimir of Novgorod (b. 1020)
863
Turpio, Frankish nobleman
744
Yazid III, Umayyad caliph (b. 701)

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