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On This Day in History:  October 5

October 5 is the 278th day of the year (279th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 87 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2018
'It was a horrible, horrible crime that I committed,' Jamaican lottery scammer repents. A woman who scammed elderly Americans out of their life savings verbalized a moment of repentance at her sentencing.
2017
Winner sues Colorado Lottery 12 years after rigged drawing. A lottery winner filed a lawsuit Thursday against the Colorado State Lottery, arguing he should be declared the sole winner of a jackpot he recently learned was rigged, and that the $800,000 cash prize he opted to receive should have been tripled.
2016
Lottery winner pranks kids by letting them 'find out about it on the news'. A Canadian man who won a $7.4 million lottery jackpot said he wants his children "to find out about it on the news."
2016
Mass. Treasurer renews push for online lottery games, apps. State officials are renewing their push to make Massachusetts State Lottery games available online and through mobile phone applications, a move they hope will attract a new generation of young players.
2015
Arizona Lottery launches new poker-themed game. Arizona Lottery players now have a new evening draw game to play featuring a playing card theme is proving to be very popular throughout North America.
2012
$14M Mega Millions lottery jackpot won by 2 old friends. Two old friends who met working in a Manhattan print shop have become instant millionaires, scooping up a $14 million jackpot in the Mega Millions game.
2011
Wrong ticket wins Georgia woman $25 million. It was a huge mistake, but one with a silver lining for a woman who says her winning $25 million lottery ticket wasn't the one she originally wanted.
2010
Hoax: Man claimed he shredded winning ticket. A Florida man's story to get his hands on $14.5 million in lottery winnings has been shredded.
2008
Mega lottery bucks go unclaimed every year. Last year, more than $600 million in lottery fortunes went unclaimed in the United States.
2007
Lottery competition between two border states. A Tennessee newspaper examines two competing lotteries -- Georgia and Tennessee -- to highlight the similarities and differences, and to examine the issue of gambling.
2005
GTECH may enter supreme court hearings. A former Texas lottery official, who claimed that then-Gov. George W. Bush's desire to cover up his National Guard record helped steer decisions about a key lottery contract, said he wants to talk to senators about Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers' possible role in that effort.
2005
Hilton may bid to operate UK lottery. Hilton Group is considering bidding for the next United Kingdom National Lottery license -- which will commence in January 2009 when Camelot's current contract expires -- through its Ladbrokes division.
2005
Lottery winner hangs self 7 years after collecting win. Life came to a shocking end for a man who appeared to have the world at his fingertips, yet clearly never could grasp the instant fame and fortune he was handed through his lucky $2 Super 7 ticket.
2004
Texas Seniors Targeted by Lottery Scam. The so called "foreign lottery" scam is again targeting senior citizens in Texas, and former Governor Ann Richards and First Mother and former First Lady Barbara Bush have joined forces to produce radio and TV commercials urging Texans to 'just hang up.'
2004
Euro Millions lottery expands to six new countries. Lottery players in six new countries will be able to cash in on the Euro Millions lottery starting from Friday, said the French creator of the game.
2004
Texas man claims Mega Millions jackpot. A Carrollton, Texas man spent Monday in Austin picking up his $62 million Mega Millions winnings.
2003
$88 Million Powerball Jackpot. The excitement is growing, the fun is growing, and most importantly, the jackpot is growing in one of America's biggest lottery games. There were no Powerball jackpot winners Saturday but 457,515 players across the nation won a total of more than $3.8 million in prizes in America's Game.

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$208.37 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Oct 8, 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.€156 Million
US$174.17 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Oct 7, 2016
9.€151.94 Million
US$169.64 Million
Draw Date
Oct 6, 2016
10.€119 Million
US$159.69 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Oct 7, 2011
11.€111 Million
US$140.28 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Oct 7, 2014
12.$136 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Oct 7, 2014
13.$122 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Oct 6, 2009
14.$112 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 7, 2017
15.€90 Million
US$100.49 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Oct 7, 2016
16.$88 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 8, 2003
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.$70 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 8, 2014
20.$70 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 5, 2019
22.$69 Million
California
SuperLotto Plus
Draw Date
Oct 5, 2002
23.$64 Million
Draw Date
Oct 7, 2009
24.$60 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 6, 2010
25.$58 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 5, 2011

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1987
Monday, Oct 5, 1987
33 years old
1984
Friday, Oct 5, 1984
36 years old
1978
Thursday, Oct 5, 1978
42 years old
1975
Sunday, Oct 5, 1975
45 years old
1974
Saturday, Oct 5, 1974
46 years old
1967
Thursday, Oct 5, 1967
53 years old
1965
Tuesday, Oct 5, 1965
55 years old
1965
Tuesday, Oct 5, 1965
55 years old
1964
Monday, Oct 5, 1964
56 years old
1961
Thursday, Oct 5, 1961
59 years old
1957
Saturday, Oct 5, 1957
63 years old
(year not provided)
(year not provided)
(year not provided)
(year not provided)

Worldwide Events On This Day

2011
In the Mekong River massacre, two Chinese cargo boats are hijacked and 13 crew members murdered.
2000
Mass demonstrations in Serbia force the resignation of Slobodan Milošević.
1999
The Ladbroke Grove rail crash in west London kills 31 people.
1991
An Indonesian Air Force C-130 crash kills 135 people.
1990
After 150 years The Herald newspaper in Melbourne, Australia, is published for the last time as a separate newspaper.
1988
A Chilean opposition coalition defeats Augusto Pinochet in his re-election attempt.
1986
Mordechai Vanunu's story in The Sunday Times reveals Israel's secret nuclear weapons.
1984
Marc Garneau becomes the first Canadian in space.
1982
Tylenol products are recalled after bottles in Chicago laced with cyanide cause seven deaths.
1974
Bombs planted by the PIRA kill four British soldiers and one civilian.
1970
The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) is founded.
1970
The British Trade Commissioner is kidnapped by members of the FLQ, triggering the October Crisis in Canada.
1968
A Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association march in Derry is violently suppressed by police.
1966
A reactor at the Enrico Fermi Nuclear Generating Station near Detroit suffers a partial meltdown.
1948
The Ashgabat earthquake kills between 10,000 and 110,000 people.
1947
President Truman makes the first televised Oval Office address.
1945
A six-month strike by Hollywood set decorators turns into a bloody riot at the gates of the Warner Brothers studio.
1944
The Provisional Government of the French Republic enfranchises women.
1943
Ninety-eight American POWs are executed by Japanese forces on Wake Island.
1938
In Nazi Germany, Jews' passports are invalidated.
1936
The Jarrow March sets off for London.
1930
British airship R101 crashes in France en route to India on its maiden voyage.
1921
The World Series is the first to be broadcast on radio.
1914
World War I: An aircraft successfully destroys another aircraft with gunfire.
1911
The Kowloon-Canton Railway commences service.
1910
In a revolution in Portugal the monarchy is overthrown and a republic is declared.
1905
The Wright Brothers pilot the Wright Flyer III in a new world record flight of 24 miles in 39 minutes.
1877
The Nez Perce War in the northwestern United States comes to an end.
1869
The Saxby Gale devastates the Bay of Fundy region in Canada.
1869
The Hennepin Island tunnel collapses during construction, nearly destroying St. Anthony Falls.
1857
The city of Anaheim, California is founded.
1838
The Killough massacre in east Texas sees eighteen Texian settlers either killed or kidnapped.
1813
War of 1812: The Army of the Northwest defeats a British and Native Canadian force threatening Detroit.
1789
French Revolution: The Women's March on Versailles effectively terminates royal authority.
1665
The University of Kiel is founded.
1607
Assassins sent by the Pope attempt to kill Venetian statesman and scientist Paolo Sarpi.
1550
Foundation of Concepción, Chile.
1450
Louis IX, Duke of Bavaria expels Jews from his jurisdiction.
1143
King Alfonso VII of León and Castile recognises Portugal as a Kingdom.
869
The Fourth Council of Constantinople is convened to depose patriarch Photios I.
816
King Louis the Pious is crowned emperor of the Holy Roman Empire by the Pope.
610
Heraclius arrives at Constantinople, kills Byzantine Emperor Phocas, and becomes emperor.

Births On This Day

2006
Jacob Tremblay, Canadian actor
2000
Taahira Butterfield, Bermudian athlete
1999
Connor McLennan, Scottish footballer
1996
Jayden Nikorima, New Zealand rugby league player
1992
Kevin Magnussen, Danish racing driver
1990
Nathan Peats, Australian rugby league player
1989
Kelsey Adrian, Canadian basketball player
1989
Marcel Baude, German footballer
1989
Ify Ibekwe, American basketball player
1988
Benny Howell, English cricketer
1988
Bahar Kızıl, German singer-songwriter
1988
Kevin Olusola, American musician, beatboxer, singer-songwriter, rapper, and record producer
1988
Maja Salvador, Filipino actress, dancer, singer, and host
1987
Nick Cummins, Australian rugby player
1987
Dillon Francis, American DJ and record producer
1987
Kevin Mirallas, Belgian footballer
1987
Tim Ream, American soccer player
1987
Park So-yeon, South Korean singer, dancer, and actress
1987
Javier Villa, Spanish race car driver
1987
Luigi Vitale, Italian footballer
1986
Mladen Bartulović, Croatian footballer
1985
Nicola Roberts, English singer-songwriter
1984
Naima Adedapo, American singer and dancer
1984
Kenwyne Jones, Trinidadian footballer
1983
Jesse Eisenberg, American actor and writer
1983
Florian Mayer, German tennis player
1983
Mashrafe Mortaza, Bangladeshi cricketer
1982
Michael Roos, Estonian-American football player
1982
Steve Williams, Australian-German rugby player
1981
Joel Lindpere, Estonian footballer
1981
Andy Nägelein, German footballer
1980
Paul Thomas, American bass player
1980
James Toseland, English motorcycle racer
1979
Vince Grella, Australian footballer
1979
Curtis Sanford, Canadian ice hockey player
1978
Mark Gower, English footballer
1978
Jesse Palmer, Canadian football player and sportscaster
1978
Shane Ryan, Irish footballer and hurler
1978
James Valentine, American guitarist
1978
Steinar Nickelsen, Norwegian organist and composer
1978
Morgan Webb, Canadian-American television host and producer
1977
Hugleikur Dagsson, Icelandic author, illustrator, and critic
1977
Vinnie Paz, Italian-American rapper and producer
1977
Konstantin Zyryanov, Russian footballer
1976
Ramzan Kadyrov, Russian-Chechen general and politician, 3rd President of the Chechen Republic
1976
Royston Tan, Singaporean director, producer, and screenwriter
1976
J. J. Yeley, American race car driver
1975
Bobo Baldé, French-Guinean footballer
1975
Carson Ellis, American painter and illustrator
1975
Parminder Nagra, English actress
1975
Monica Rial, American voice actress, director, and screenwriter
1975
Kate Winslet, English actress
1974
Rich Franklin, American mixed martial artist and actor
1974
Colin Meloy, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1974
Anousjka van Exel, Dutch tennis player
1973
Cédric Villani, French mathematician and academic
1972
Annely Akkermann, Estonian banker and politician
1972
Aaron Guiel, Canadian baseball player
1972
Grant Hill, American basketball player and actor
1972
Thomas Roberts, American journalist and actor
1971
Tonia Antoniazzi, British politician
1971
Mauricio Pellegrino, Argentinian footballer and manager
1970
Josie Bissett, American actress
1970
Matthew Knights, Australian footballer and coach
1970
Audie Pitre, American singer and bass player (d. 1997)
1970
Tord Gustavsen, Norwegian pianist and composer
1970
Cal Wilson, New Zealand comedian, actress, and screenwriter
1967
Rex Chapman, American basketball player and sportscaster
1967
Guy Pearce, English-Australian actor
1967
Dorian West, Welsh-English rugby player
1966
Dennis Byrd, American football player (d. 2016)
1966
Sean M. Carroll, American physicist, cosmologist, and academic
1966
Terri Runnels, American wrestler and manager
1966
Jan Verhaas, Dutch snooker player and referee
1965
Trace Armstrong, American football player and agent
1965
Mario Lemieux, Canadian ice hockey player
1965
Patrick Roy, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1964
Dave Dederer, American guitarist and singer
1964
Philip A. Haigh, English historian and author
1964
Malik Saidullaev, Russian businessman
1964
Korina Sanchez, Filipino journalist
1963
Laura Davies, English golfer and sportscaster
1963
Tony Dodemaide, Australian cricketer
1963
Michael Hadschieff, Austrian speed skater
1963
Nick Robinson, English journalist and blogger
1962
Michael Andretti, American race car driver
1962
Thomas Herbst, German footballer and manager
1962
Caron Keating, British television host (d. 2004)
1961
Pato Banton, English singer-songwriter
1961
David Bryson, American guitarist and singer-songwriter
1961
Sharon Cheslow, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1960
Careca, Brazilian footballer
1960
Daniel Baldwin, American actor, director, and producer
1960
David Kirk, New Zealand rugby player and coach
1959
Maya Lin, American architect and sculptor, designed the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and Civil Rights Memorial
1959
Kelly Joe Phelps, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1959
David Shannon, American author and illustrator
1959
Kenan İpek, Turkish lawyer and judge
1958
André Kuipers, Dutch physician and astronaut
1958
Neil Peart, Australian footballer
1958
Neil deGrasse Tyson, American astrophysicist, cosmologist, and author
1957
Mark Geragos, American lawyer
1957
Lee Thompson, English singer-songwriter and saxophonist
1957
Bernie Mac, American actor, comedian, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2008)
1955
John Alexander, English footballer
1955
Jean-Jacques Lafon, French singer-songwriter
1955
Adair Turner, Baron Turner of Ecchinswell, English academic and businessman
1953
Philip Hampton, English-Scottish accountant and businessman
1953
Roy Laidlaw, Scottish rugby player
1952
Clive Barker, English author, director, producer, and screenwriter
1952
Harold Faltermeyer, German keyboard player, composer, and producer
1952
Imran Khan, Pakistani cricketer and Prime Minister
1951
Karen Allen, American actress
1951
Bob Geldof, British singer-songwriter and actor
1950
"Fast" Eddie Clarke, English rock guitarist (d. 2018)
1950
Jeff Conaway, American actor and singer (d. 2011)
1950
Edward P. Jones, American novelist and short story writer
1950
James Rizzi, American painter and illustrator (d. 2011)
1949
Peter Ackroyd, English biographer, novelist and critic
1949
Ralph Goodale, Canadian lawyer and politician, 36th Canadian Minister of Finance
1949
Bill James, American historian and author
1949
B. W. Stevenson, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1988)
1949
Yashiki Takajin, Japanese singer and television host (d. 2014)
1948
Carter Cornelius, American singer (d. 1991)
1948
Russell Mael, American vocalist
1948
Tawl Ross, American guitarist
1948
Zoran Živković, Serbian author and academic
1947
Brian Johnson, English singer-songwriter
1947
Michèle Pierre-Louis, Haitian politician, 14th Prime Minister of Haiti
1946
Zahida Hina, Pakistani journalist and author
1946
Robin Lane Fox, English historian and author
1946
Heather MacRae, American actress
1946
Jean Perron, Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and sportscaster
1946
David Watson, English footballer
1945
Brian Connolly, Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1997)
1945
Geoff Leigh, English saxophonist and flute player
1944
Richard Rosser, Baron Rosser, English union leader and politician
1943
Ben Cardin, American lawyer and politician
1943
Steve Miller, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1943
Michael Morpurgo, English author, poet, and playwright
1942
Billy Scott, American singer-songwriter (d. 2012)
1942
Richard Street, American singer-songwriter (d. 2013)
1941
Roy Book Binder, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1941
Stephanie Cole, English actress
1941
Eduardo Duhalde, Argentinian lawyer and politician, 50th President of Argentina
1940
Rein Aun, Estonian decathlete and coach (d. 1995)
1940
John Byrne Cooke, American author and photographer (d. 2017)
1940
Bob Cowper, Australian cricketer
1939
Marie-Claire Blais, Canadian author and playwright
1939
A. R. Penck, German painter and sculptor (d. 2017)
1939
Walter Wolf, Austrian-Canadian businessman, founded Walter Wolf Racing
1939
Consuelo Ynares-Santiago, Filipino lawyer and jurist
1938
Johnny Duncan, American country singer (d. 2006)
1938
Teresa Heinz, Mozambican-American businesswoman and philanthropist
1937
Carlo Mastrangelo, American doo-wop singer (The Belmonts) (d. 2016)
1937
Barry Switzer, American football player and coach
1936
Václav Havel, Czech poet, playwright, and politician, 1st President of the Czech Republic (d. 2011)
1934
Kenneth D. Taylor, Canadian businessman and diplomat (d. 2015)
1933
Doug Bailey, American political consultant, founded The Hotline (d. 2013)
1933
Diane Cilento, Australian actress and author (d. 2011)
1933
Billy Lee Riley, American rockabilly musician, singer-songwriter, and record producer (d. 2009)
1932
Neal Ascherson, Scottish journalist and author
1932
Dean Prentice, Canadian ice hockey player
1932
Michael John Rogers, English ornithologist and police officer (d. 2006)
1931
Rosalie Gower, Canadian nurse and politician (d. 2013)
1930
Pavel Popovich, Ukrainian general, pilot, and astronaut (d. 2009)
1930
Reinhard Selten, German economist and mathematician, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2016)
1929
Richard F. Gordon Jr., American captain, pilot, and astronaut (d. 2017)
1929
Bill Wirtz, American businessman (d. 2007)
1928
Louise Fitzhugh, American author and illustrator (d. 1974)
1926
Avraham Adan, Israeli general (d. 2012)
1926
Willi Unsoeld, American mountaineer and educator (d. 1979)
1925
Gail Davis, American actress (d. 1997)
1925
Herbert Kretzmer, South African-English journalist and songwriter
1925
Antoine Gizenga, Congolese politician (d. 2019)
1925
Walter Dale Miller, American lawyer and politician, 29th Governor of South Dakota (d. 2015)
1924
Bill Dana, American actor, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2017)
1924
José Donoso, Chilean author (d. 1996)
1924
Barbara Kelly, Canadian actress and screenwriter (d. 2007)
1924
Frederic Morton, Austrian-American banker, journalist, and author (d. 2015)
1924
Bob Thaves, American cartoonist (d. 2006)
1923
Philip Berrigan, American priest and activist (d. 2002)
1923
Stig Dagerman, Swedish journalist and author (d. 1954)
1923
Albert Guðmundsson, Icelandic footballer and politician (d. 1994)
1923
Glynis Johns, South African-born British actress and singer
1923
Kailashpati Mishra, Indian lawyer and politician, 18th Governor of Gujarat (d. 2012)
1922
Jim Godbolt, English historian and journalist (d. 2013)
1922
José Froilán González, Argentinian race car driver (d. 2013)
1922
Bil Keane, American soldier and cartoonist (d. 2011)
1922
Jock Stein, Scottish footballer and manager (d. 1985)
1921
Bill Willis, American football player and coach (d. 2007)
1919
Donald Pleasence, English actor (d. 1995)
1917
Allen Ludden, American television personality and game show host (d. 1981)
1917
Magda Szabó, Hungarian author and poet (d. 2007)
1916
Stetson Kennedy, American author and activist (d. 2011)
1914
Zhang Zhen, Chinese general and politician (d. 2015)
1913
Eugene B. Fluckey, American admiral, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 2007)
1912
Fritz Fischer, German physician (d. 2003)
1911
Pierre Dansereau, Canadian ecologist and academic (d. 2011)
1911
Brian O'Nolan, Irish author and playwright (d. 1966)
1909
Tony Malinosky, American baseball player and soldier (d. 2011)
1908
Mehmet Ali Aybar, Turkish lawyer and politician (d. 1995)
1908
Joshua Logan, American director and screenwriter (d. 1988)
1907
Mrs. Miller, American novelty singer (d. 1997)
1907
Ragnar Nurkse, Estonian-American economist and academic (d. 1959)
1905
John Hoyt, American actor (d. 1991)
1905
Harriet E. MacGibbon, American actress (d. 1987)
1903
M. King Hubbert, American geophysicist and academic (d. 1989)
1902
Larry Fine, American comedian (d. 1975)
1902
Ray Kroc, American businessman and philanthropist (d. 1984)
1901
John Alton, Austrian-American director and cinematographer (d. 1996)
1900
Bing Xin, Chinese author and poet, known for her contributions to children's literature (d. 1998)
1900
Margherita Bontade, Italian politician (d. 1992)
1899
Elda Anderson, American physicist and health researcher (d. 1961)
1898
Nachum Gutman, Moldovan-Israeli painter and sculptor (d. 1980)
1894
Bevil Rudd, South African runner and journalist (d. 1948)
1892
Remington Kellogg, American zoologist and paleontologist (d. 1969)
1889
Teresa de la Parra, French-Venezuelan author and educator (d. 1936)
1888
Mary Fuller, American actress and screenwriter (d. 1973)
1887
René Cassin, French judge and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1976)
1887
Manny Ziener, German actress (d. 1972)
1885
Arunachalam Mahadeva, Sri Lankan politician and diplomat (d. 1969)
1885
Ida Rubinstein, Russian ballerina and actress (d. 1960)
1883
Ernst Pittschau, German actor (d. 1951)
1882
Robert H. Goddard, American physicist, engineer, and academic (d. 1945)
1879
Francis Peyton Rous, American pathologist and virologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1970)
1878
Louise Dresser, American actress (d. 1965)
1877
Mike O'Neill, Irish-American baseball player and manager (d. 1959)
1873
Lucien Mérignac, French fencer (d. 1941)
1864
Louis Lumière, French director and producer (d. 1948)
1858
Helen Churchill Candee, American journalist and author (d. 1949)
1857
Peadar Toner Mac Fhionnlaoich, Irish author and playwright (d. 1942)
1850
Sergey Muromtsev, Russian lawyer and politician (d. 1910)
1848
Guido von List, Austrian-German journalist and poet (d. 1919)
1844
Francis William Reitz, South African lawyer and politician, 5th State President of the Orange Free State (d. 1934)
1829
Chester A. Arthur, American general, lawyer, and politician, 21st President of the United States (d. 1886)
1824
Henry Chadwick, English-American historian and author (d. 1908)
1820
David Wilber, American lawyer and politician (d. 1890)
1817
Catherine Cooper Hopley, British author and naturalist (d. 1911)
1816
Ursula Frayne, Irish-Australian nun and missionary (d. 1885)
1803
Friedrich Bernhard Westphal, Danish-German painter (d. 1844)
1795
Alexander Keith, Scottish-Canadian brewer and politician, 13th Mayor of Halifax (d. 1873)
1792
Joseph Crosfield, English businessman (d. 1844)
1781
Bernard Bolzano, Czech mathematician and philosopher (d. 1848)
1743
Giuseppe Gazzaniga, Italian composer and educator (d. 1818)
1728
Chevalier d'Éon, French diplomat and spy (d. 1810)
1715
Victor de Riqueti, marquis de Mirabeau, French economist and educator (d. 1789)
1713
Denis Diderot, French philosopher and critic (d. 1784)
1712
Francesco Guardi, Italian painter (d. 1793)
1703
Jonathan Edwards, American pastor and theologian (d. 1758)
1695
John Glas, Scottish minister (d. 1773)
1687
Maria Maddalena Martinengo, Italian nun (d. 1737)
1658
Mary of Modena (d. 1718)
1641
Françoise-Athénaïs, marquise de Montespan, French mistress of Louis XIV of France (d. 1707)
1609
Paul Fleming, German physician and poet (d. 1640)
1524
Rani Durgavati, Queen of Gond (d. 1564)
1520
Alessandro Farnese, Italian cardinal and diplomat (d. 1589)
1487
Ludwig of Hanau-Lichtenberg, German nobleman (d. 1553)
1422
Catherine, Princess of Asturias, Spanish royal (d. 1424)
1377
Louis II of Naples (d. 1417)
1338
Alexios III of Trebizond (d. 1390)
1274
Al-Dhahabi, Syrian scholar and historian (d. 1348)

Deaths On This Day

2017
Eberhard van der Laan, Dutch politician, mayor of Amsterdam (b. 1955)
2017
Anne Wiazemsky, French actress (b. 1947)
2016
Brock Yates, American journalist and author (b. 1933)
2015
Chantal Akerman, Belgian-French actress, director, and producer (b. 1950)
2015
Joker Arroyo, Filipino lawyer and politician (b. 1927)
2015
Grace Lee Boggs, American philosopher, author, and activist (b. 1915)
2015
Henning Mankell, Swedish author and playwright (b. 1948)
2014
David Chavchavadze, English-American CIA officer and author (b. 1924)
2014
Andrea de Cesaris, Italian race car driver (b. 1959)
2014
Geoffrey Holder, Trinidadian-American actor, singer, dancer, and choreographer (b. 1930)
2014
Yuri Lyubimov, Russian actor and director (b. 1917)
2013
Ruth R. Benerito, American chemist and academic (b. 1916)
2013
Carlo Lizzani, Italian actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1922)
2013
Yakkun Sakurazuka, Japanese voice actress and singer (b. 1976)
2012
Keith Campbell, English biologist and academic (b. 1954)
2012
Vojin Dimitrijević, Croatian-Serbian lawyer and activist (b. 1932)
2012
James W. Holley, III, American dentist and politician (b. 1926)
2012
Edvard Mirzoyan, Georgian-Armenian composer and educator (b. 1921)
2012
Claude Pinoteau, French director and screenwriter (b. 1925)
2011
Derrick Bell, American academic and scholar (b. 1930)
2011
Bert Jansch, Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1943)
2011
Steve Jobs, American businessman, co-founder of Apple Inc. and Pixar (b. 1955)
2011
Charles Napier, American actor and singer (b. 1936)
2011
Fred Shuttlesworth, American activist, co-founded the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (b. 1922)
2011
Gökşin Sipahioğlu, Turkish photographer and journalist (b. 1926)
2010
Bernard Clavel, French journalist and author (b. 1923)
2010
Mary Leona Gage, American model and actress, Miss USA 1957 (b. 1939)
2010
Steve Lee, Swiss singer-songwriter (b. 1963)
2009
Mike Alexander, English singer-songwriter and bass player (b. 1977)
2006
Antonio Peña, Mexican wrestling promoter, founded Lucha Libre AAA World Wide (b. 1953)
2004
Rodney Dangerfield, American comedian, actor, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1921)
2004
William H. Dobelle, American biologist and academic (b. 1941)
2004
Maurice Wilkins, New Zealand-English physicist and biologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1916)
2003
Dan Snyder, Canadian-American ice hockey player (b. 1978)
2003
Timothy Treadwell, American environmentalist, director, and producer (b. 1957)
2002
Chuck Rayner, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1920)
2001
Mike Mansfield, American soldier, politician, and diplomat, 22nd United States Ambassador to Japan (b. 1903)
2000
Johanna Döbereiner, Brazilian agronomist (b. 1924)
2000
Cătălin Hîldan, Romanian footballer (b. 1976)
1997
Brian Pillman, American football player and wrestler (b. 1962)
1996
Seymour Cray, American engineer and businessman, founded CRAY Inc (b. 1925)
1992
Eddie Kendricks, American singer-songwriter (b. 1939)
1986
Mike Burgmann, Australian race car driver and accountant (b. 1947)
1986
Hal B. Wallis, American film producer (b. 1898)
1986
James H. Wilkinson, English mathematician and computer scientist (b. 1919)
1985
Karl Menger, Austrian-American mathematician from the Vienna Circle (b. 1902)
1983
Humberto Mauro, Brazilian director and screenwriter (b. 1897)
1983
Earl Tupper, American inventor and businessman, founded the Tupperware Corporation (b. 1907)
1981
Gloria Grahame, American actress (b. 1923)
1976
Barbara Nichols, American actress (b. 1928)
1976
Lars Onsager, Norwegian-American chemist and physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1903)
1967
Clifton Williams, American astronaut (b. 1932)
1961
Booker Little, American musician and composer (b. 1938)
1952
Joe Jagersberger, Austrian race car driver (b. 1884)
1950
Frederic Lewy, German-American neurologist and academic (b. 1885)
1943
Leon Roppolo, American clarinet player and composer (b. 1902)
1942
Dorothea Klumpke, American astronomer (b. 1861)
1941
Louis Brandeis, American lawyer and jurist (b. 1856)
1940
Ballington Booth, English-American activist, co-founded the Volunteers of America (b. 1857)
1940
Lincoln Loy McCandless, American rancher and politician (b. 1859)
1940
Silvestre Revueltas, Mexican violinist, composer, and conductor (b. 1889)
1938
Faustina Kowalska, Polish nun and saint (b. 1905)
1938
Albert Ranft, Swedish actor and director (b. 1858)
1936
J. Slauerhoff, Dutch poet and author (b. 1898)
1933
Renée Adorée, French-American actress (b. 1898)
1933
Nikolai Yudenich, Russian general (b. 1862)
1930
Christopher Thomson, 1st Baron Thomson, Indian-English soldier and politician, Secretary of State for Air (b. 1875)
1929
Varghese Payyappilly Palakkappilly, Indian priest, founded the Sisters of the Destitute (b. 1876)
1927
Sam Warner, Polish-American director, producer, and screenwriter, co-founded Warner Bros. (b. 1887)
1921
John Storey, Australian politician, 20th Premier of New South Wales (b. 1869)
1918
Roland Garros, French soldier and pilot (b. 1888)
1914
Albert Solomon, Australian politician, 23rd Premier of Tasmania (b. 1876)
1913
Hans von Bartels, German painter and educator (b. 1856)
1895
Ralph Tollemache, English priest (b. 1826)
1885
Thomas C. Durant, American railroad tycoon (b. 1820)
1880
Jacques Offenbach, German-French cellist and composer (b. 1819)
1861
Antoni Melchior Fijałkowski, Polish archbishop (b. 1778)
1848
Joseph Hormayr, Baron zu Hortenburg, Austrian-German historian and politician (b. 1781)
1827
William Mullins, 2nd Baron Ventry, Anglo-Irish politician and peer (b. 1761)
1813
Tecumseh, American tribal leader (b. 1768)
1805
Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis, English general and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (b. 1738)
1802
Sanité Bélair, Haitian freedom fighter (b. 1781)
1777
Johann Andreas Segner, Slovak-German mathematician, physicist, and physician (b. 1704)
1740
Jean-Philippe Baratier, German astronomer and scholar (b. 1721)
1714
Kaibara Ekken, Japanese botanist and philosopher (b. 1630)
1629
Heribert Rosweyde, Jesuit hagiographer (b. 1569)
1606
Philippe Desportes, French poet and author (b. 1546)
1565
Lodovico Ferrari, Italian mathematician and academic (b. 1522)
1564
Pierre de Manchicourt, Flemish composer and educator (b. 1510)
1540
Helius Eobanus Hessus, German poet and educator (b. 1488)
1528
Richard Foxe, English bishop and academic (b. 1448)
1524
Joachim Patinir, Flemish landscape painter (b. c. 1480)
1399
Raymond of Capua, Italian priest and Master General (b. c. 1330)
1398
Blanche of Navarre, queen of France (b. 1330)
1354
Giovanni Visconti, Italian cardinal (b. 1290)
1285
Philip III, king of France (b. 1245)
1225
Al-Nasir, Abbasid caliph (b. 1158)
1214
Alfonso VIII, king of Castile and Toledo (b. 1155)
1112
Sigebert of Gembloux, French monk, historian, and author (b. 1030)
1111
Robert II, count of Flanders (b. 1065)
1056
Henry III, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1016)
989
Henry III, duke of Bavaria (b. 940)
610
Phocas, Byzantine emperor
578
Justin II, Byzantine emperor (b. 520)

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