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On This Day in History:  September 28

September 28 is the 271st day of the year (272nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 94 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2020
Canadian couple claim second-largest jackpot in NL province. A couple from Newfoundland and Labrador now possess the bragging rights to claiming the second-largest jackpot in the province's history — $18.2 million (US$13.6 million).
2016
Pennsylvania Lottery proceeds being misused by Gov.. The Pennsylvania Lottery advertises it "benefits older Pennsylvanians, every day," but billions of lottery dollars have been diverted, an investigation found.
2015
Psychic key to Calif. man's $1 million Powerball win. A West Hollywood, California, man who won $1 million playing Powerball recently told California lottery officials that he might not have bought the ticket had it not been for an encounter with an online psychic.
2013
$189 MILLION: Mega Millions jackpot rolls again. It doesn't have the monster jackpot increases that Powerball has been experiencing lately, but the current Mega Millions jackpot run-up continues to offer the biggest jackpot in the world for yet another drawing.
2012
Pa. man pleads guilty in bizarre lottery tax case. A 70-year-old Pennsylvania man faces up to a year and half in prison for having more than 40 people cash in lottery tickets worth $520,000 so he could avoid paying federal income tax on the winnings.
2010
Michigan Lottery holds new 50/50 raffle draw. The Michigan Lottery continued with its string of unique and creative raffle-style games with the drawing today of its Ultimate 50/50 Raffle.
2010
Missouri man wins $2M lottery jackpot - 3 months after winning $1M. A Bonne Terre, Missouri, man has become the first Missouri Lottery player to win $1 million or more on a scratch-off ticket more than once.
2009
Arkansas Lottery begins today. Arkansas Lottery scratch-off tickets are now on sale at nearly 1,500 retailers throughout the state with the proceeds going towards funding college scholarships.
2008
Winning Powerball lottery ticket worth $200M sold in N.M.. The New Mexico Lottery announced Saturday that it sold the winning ticket for the $200 million Powerball jackpot prize drawn earlier that evening.
2008
Nine Israelis arrested for US lottery scam. US federal agents and Israeli police arrested nine Israelis in Tel Aviv and Ramat Gan on Friday on charges that they bilked New Yorkers out of more than $2 million through a lottery telemarketing scam.
2008
Lottery cash frozen as family feuds over winnings. Since celebrating a $3.5 million lottery win earlier this year, a Windsor, Ontario, family has been torn apart with an elderly man accusing his wife and stepdaughters of conspiring to hide the winnings from him.
2008
Husband's signature could have averted lottery lawsuit. A legal battle over ownership of a $3.5 million winning lottery ticket could have been averted by one simple act the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation "strongly recommends" — signing the ticket.
2008
Husband, 81, sues wife over lottery prize. An 81-year-old Canadian man in Windsor, Ontario, is suing his wife over a claim she stole his lottery ticket that paid out $3.5 million in April.
2007
Connecticut postal worker 'set for life'. A Manchester, Connecticut, resident and postal worker is set for life. Ken Brenton won the Connecticut Lottery's new scratch and win game "Set for Life."
2007
Janitorial entrepreneur sweeps up lottery millions. Zorina Kroop, a California businesswoman who helped build up a thriving overnight janitorial service over the past 27 years, cleaned up somewhere new this week: the lottery.
2007
Office lottery pool wins $61.5M Powerball jackpot. After a decade of pitching in a dollar a week, a Powerball office pool paid off in a huge way yesterday for 22 Kentuckians.
2006
Defense Bill Dispute May Stall Internet Gambling Proposal. A dispute among Republican leaders may delay the fate of a proposed Internet gambling ban until after the Nov. 7 elections, congressional and lobbying sources said Tuesday.
2004
Ohio Lottery Rolls Out New Game: Rolling Cash 5. The Ohio Lottery Commission yesterday announced a new game for Ohio Lottery players that provides a "little lotto" twist. Rolling Cash 5, a new 5-of-39 game set to replace Buckeye 5, goes on sale Sunday, Oct. 3.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$336 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 28, 2018
2.$310.5 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 30, 2015
3.$213 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 29, 2018
4.€177 Million
US$208.97 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Sep 29, 2017
5.€190 Million
US$207.42 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Oct 1, 2019
6.$189 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Oct 1, 2013
7.€130 Million
US$183.89 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Sep 28, 2007
8.€151 Million
US$175.28 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Sep 28, 2018
9.$170 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 30, 2009
10.€147.98 Million
US$166.03 Million
Draw Date
Sep 29, 2016
11.$150 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 30, 2003
12.$148 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 28, 2005
13.€130 Million
US$145.83 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Sep 30, 2016
14.€100 Million
US$137.44 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Oct 1, 2010
15.€100 Million
US$128.9 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Sep 28, 2012
16.$128 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 29, 2004
17.$113 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 30, 2011
18.$105 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 30, 2014
19.$88 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 29, 2009
20.$86 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 28, 2004
21.€76 Million
US$85.26 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Sep 30, 2016
22.$80 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 30, 2017
23.€58 Million
US$73.72 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Sep 29, 2006
24.$69 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 1, 2003
25.€48 Million
US$64.57 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Sep 30, 2011

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1986
Sunday, Sep 28, 1986
34 years old
1983
Wednesday, Sep 28, 1983
37 years old
1982
Tuesday, Sep 28, 1982
38 years old
1980
Sunday, Sep 28, 1980
40 years old
1978
Thursday, Sep 28, 1978
42 years old
1970
Monday, Sep 28, 1970
50 years old
1970
Monday, Sep 28, 1970
50 years old
1970
Monday, Sep 28, 1970
50 years old
1967
Thursday, Sep 28, 1967
53 years old
1965
Tuesday, Sep 28, 1965
55 years old
1962
Friday, Sep 28, 1962
58 years old
1961
Thursday, Sep 28, 1961
59 years old
1958
Sunday, Sep 28, 1958
62 years old
1955
Wednesday, Sep 28, 1955
65 years old
1955
Wednesday, Sep 28, 1955
65 years old
1944
Thursday, Sep 28, 1944
76 years old
(year not provided)
(year not provided)

Worldwide Events On This Day

2018
The 7.5 Mw2018 Sulawesi earthquake, which triggered a large tsunami, leaves 2,100 dead and 10,679 injured.
2016
The 2016 South Australian blackout occurs, lasting up to three days in some areas.
2014
The 2014 Hong Kong protests begin in response to restrictive political reforms imposed by the NPC in Beijing.
2012
Somali and African Union forces launch a coordinated assault on the Somali port of Kismayo to take back the city from al-Shabaab militants.
2009
The military junta leading Guinea attacks a protest rally, killing or wounding 1400 people.
2008
Falcon 1 becomes the first privately-developed liquid-fuel ground-launched vehicle to put a payload into orbit.
2000
Al-Aqsa Intifada: Ariel Sharon visits Al-Aqsa Mosque known to Jews as the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.
1995
Bob Denard and a group of mercenaries take the islands of the Comoros in a coup.
1995
Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat sign the Interim Agreement on the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.
1994
The cruise ferry MS Estonia sinks in the Baltic Sea, killing 852 people.
1992
A Pakistan International Airlines flight crashes into a hill in Nepal, killing all 167 passengers and crew.
1991
The Strategic Air Command stands down from alert all ICBMs scheduled for deactivation under START I, as well as its strategic bomber force.
1986
The Democratic Progressive Party becomes the first opposition party in Taiwan.
1975
The Spaghetti House siege, in which nine people are taken hostage, takes place in London.
1973
The ITT Building in New York City is bombed in protest at ITT's alleged involvement in the coup d'état in Chile.
1971
The British Parliament passes the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971, banning the medicinal use of cannabis.
1970
Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser dies of a heart attack in Cairo.
1961
A military coup in Damascus effectively ends the United Arab Republic, the union between Egypt and Syria.
1951
CBS makes the first color televisions available for sale to the general public, but the product is discontinued less than a month later.
1944
World War II: Soviet Army troops liberate Klooga concentration camp in Estonia.
1941
World War II: The Drama uprising against the Bulgarian occupation in northern Greece begins.
1941
Ted Williams achieves a .406 batting average for the season, and becomes the last major league baseball player to bat .400 or better.
1939
World War II: Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union agree on a division of Poland.
1939
World War II: The siege of Warsaw comes to an end.
1928
Alexander Fleming notices a bacteria-killing mold growing in his laboratory, discovering what later became known as penicillin.
1924
The first aerial circumnavigation is completed by a team from the US Army.
1919
Race riots begin in Omaha, Nebraska.
1918
World War I: The Fifth Battle of Ypres begins.
1912
The Ulster Covenant is signed by some 500,000 Ulster Protestant Unionists in opposition to the Third Irish Home Rule Bill.
1912
Corporal Frank S. Scott of the United States Army becomes the first enlisted man to die in an airplane crash.
1901
Philippine-American War: Filipino guerrillas kill more than forty American soldiers while losing 28 of their own.
1893
Foundation of the Portuguese football clubFC Porto.
1892
The first night game for American football takes place in a contest between Wyoming Seminary and Mansfield State Normal.
1889
The General Conference on Weights and Measures (CGPM) defines the length of a meter.
1871
The Brazilian Parliament passes a law that frees all children thereafter born to slaves, and all government-owned slaves.
1868
The Battle of Alcolea causes Queen Isabella II of Spain to flee to France.
1867
Toronto becomes the capital of Ontario, having also been the capital of Ontario's predecessors since 1796.
1844
Oscar I of Sweden-Norway is crowned king of Sweden.
1821
The Declaration of Independence of the Mexican Empire is drafted. It will be made public on 13 October.
1787
The Congress of the Confederation votes to send the newly-written United States Constitution to the state legislatures for approval.
1781
American Revolution: American forces backed by a French fleet begin the siege of Yorktown.
1779
American Revolution: Samuel Huntington is elected President of the Continental Congress, succeeding John Jay.
1542
Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo of Portugal arrives at what is now San Diego, California.
1538
Ottoman-Venetian War: The Ottoman Navy scores a decisive victory over a Holy League fleet in the Battle of Preveza.
1322
Louis IV, Holy Roman Emperor, defeats Frederick I of Austria in the Battle of Mühldorf.
1238
King James I of Aragon conquers Valencia from the Moors. Shortly thereafter, he proclaims himself king of Valencia.
1106
King Henry I of England defeats his brother, Robert Curthose.
1066
William the Conqueror lands in England, beginning the Norman conquest.
995
Boleslaus II, Duke of Bohemia, kills most members of the rival Slavník dynasty.
935
Duke Wenceslaus I of Bohemia is murdered by a group of nobles led by his brother Boleslaus I, who succeeds him.
365
Roman usurper Procopius bribes two legions passing by Constantinople, and proclaims himself emperor.
351
Constantius II defeats the usurper Magnentius.
235
Pope Pontian resigns. He is exiled to the mines of Sardinia, along with Hippolytus of Rome.
48 BC
Pompey is assassinated by order of King Ptolemy upon arriving in Egypt.

Births On This Day

1995
Jason Williams, English footballer
1993
Jodie Williams, English sprinter
1992
Khem Birch, Canadian professional basketball player
1992
Adam Thompson, English-Northern Irish footballer
1992
Kōko Tsurumi, Japanese gymnast
1990
Phoenix Battye, Australian rugby player
1989
Çağla Büyükakçay, Turkish tennis player
1989
Darius Johnson-Odom, American basketball player
1989
Mark Randall, English footballer
1988
Marin Čilić, Croatian tennis player
1988
Esmée Denters, Dutch singer-songwriter
1988
Aleks Vrteski, Australian footballer
1988
Worakls, French DJ and electronic musician
1987
Pierre Becken, German footballer
1987
Gary Deegan, Irish footballer
1987
Hilary Duff, American singer-songwriter and actress
1987
Chloë Hanslip, English violinist
1987
Viktoria Leks, Estonian high jumper
1986
Andrés Guardado, Mexican footballer
1986
Meskerem Legesse, Ethiopian runner (d. 2013)
1986
Dominic Waters, American basketball player
1985
Shindong, South Korean singer-songwriter and dancer
1985
Alina Ibragimova, Russian-English violinist
1984
Jenny Omnichord, Canadian singer-songwriter
1984
Luke Pomersbach, Australian cricketer
1984
Naim Terbunja, Kosovan-Swedish boxer
1984
Melody Thornton, American singer-songwriter and dancer
1984
Mathieu Valbuena, French footballer
1984
Ryan Zimmerman, American baseball player
1983
Stefan Moore, English footballer
1983
John Schwalger, New Zealand rugby player
1982
Aleksandr Anyukov, Russian footballer
1982
Abhinav Bindra, Indian target shooter
1982
Ray Emery, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2018)
1982
Ranbir Kapoor, Indian actor and director
1982
Nolwenn Leroy, French singer-songwriter and actress
1982
Emeka Okafor, American basketball player
1982
Dustin Penner, Canadian ice hockey player
1982
Aivar Rehemaa, Estonian skier
1982
Anderson Varejão, Brazilian basketball player
1982
St. Vincent, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1981
Greg Anderson, American pianist and composer
1981
Willy Caballero, Argentine footballer
1981
José Calderón, Spanish basketball player
1981
Jorge Guagua, Ecuadorian footballer
1981
Iracema Trevisan, Brazilian bass player
1980
Marlon Parmer, American basketball player
1979
Bam Margera, American skateboarder, actor, and stuntman
1979
Taki Tsan, American-Greek rapper and producer
1978
Ben Edmondson, Australian cricketer
1977
Ireneusz Marcinkowski, Polish footballer
1977
Pak Se-ri, South Korean golfer
1977
Young Jeezy, American rapper
1976
Fedor Emelianenko, Russian mixed martial artist and politician
1975
Stuart Clark, Australian cricketer and manager
1975
Isamu Jordan, American journalist and academic (d. 2013)
1975
Lenny Krayzelburg, Russian-American swimmer
1974
Marco Di Loreto, Italian footballer and manager
1974
Mariya Kiselyova, Russian swimmer
1974
Joonas Kolkka, Finnish footballer and coach
1974
Shane Webcke, Australian rugby league player and coach
1973
Brian Rafalski, American ice hockey player
1972
Dita Von Teese, American model and dancer
1971
Joseph Arthur, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1971
George Eustice, English lawyer and politician
1971
Braam van Straaten, South African rugby player
1971
Alan Wright, English footballer and manager
1970
Kimiko Date-Krumm, Japanese tennis player
1970
Mike DeJean, American baseball player
1970
Gualter Salles, Brazilian race car driver
1969
Kerri Chandler, electronic music producer and DJ
1969
Marcel Dost, Dutch decathlete
1969
Ben Greenman, American journalist and author
1969
Piper Kerman, American author and memoirist
1969
Éric Lapointe, Canadian singer-songwriter and keyboard player
1969
Sascha Maassen, German race car driver
1969
Angus Robertson, Scottish politician
1969
Nico Vaesen, Belgian footballer
1968
Francois Botha, South African boxer and mixed martial artist
1968
Mika Häkkinen, Finnish race car driver
1968
Trish Keenan, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2011)
1968
Sean Levert, American R&B singer-songwriter and actor (d. 2008)
1968
Rob Moroso, American race car driver (d. 1990)
1968
Naomi Watts, English-Australian actress and producer
1967
Mira Sorvino, American actress
1967
Moon Zappa, American actress and author
1966
Scott Adams, American football player (d. 2013)
1966
Maria Canals-Barrera, Cuban-American actress
1966
Puri Jagannadh, Indian director, producer, and screenwriter
1964
Claudio Borghi, Argentinian footballer and manager
1964
Gregor Fisken, Scottish race car driver
1964
Janeane Garofalo, American comedian, actress, and screenwriter
1964
Paul Jewell, English footballer and manager
1964
Mārtiņš Roze, Latvian lawyer and politician (d. 2012)
1963
Steve Blackman, American wrestler and martial artist
1963
Érik Comas, French race car driver
1963
Greg Weisman, American voice actor, producer, and screenwriter
1962
Grant Fuhr, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1962
Laurie Rinker, American golfer
1962
Dietmar Schacht, German footballer and manager
1962
Chuck Taylor, American journalist
1961
Helen Grant, English lawyer and politician, Minister for Sport and the Olympics
1961
Gregory Jbara, American actor and singer
1961
Quentin Kawānanakoa, American lawyer and politician
1961
Anne White, American tennis player
1960
Gary Ayres, Australian footballer and coach
1960
Tom Byrum, American golfer
1960
Frank Hammerschlag, German footballer and manager
1960
Gus Logie, Trinidadian cricketer
1960
Kamlesh Patel, Baron Patel of Bradford, English politician
1960
Jennifer Rush, American singer-songwriter
1960
Socrates Villegas, Filipino archbishop
1959
Ron Fellows, Canadian race car driver
1959
Laura Bruce, American artist
1957
Bill Cassidy, American politician and physician
1956
Martha Isabel Fandiño Pinilla, Colombian-Italian mathematician and author
1955
Stéphane Dion, Canadian sociologist and politician, 15th Canadian Minister of the Environment
1955
Mercy Manci, Xhosasangoma and HIVactivist from South Africa
1955
Kenny Kirkland, American pianist (d. 1998)
1954
Steve Largent, American football player and politician
1954
George Lynch, American guitarist and songwriter
1954
John Scott, English rugby player
1954
Margot Wallström, Swedish politician and diplomat, 42nd Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs
1953
Otmar Hasler, Liechtensteiner educator and politician, 11th Prime Minister of Liechtenstein
1952
Christopher Buckley, American satirical novelist
1952
Efthimis Kioumourtzoglou, Greek basketball player and coach
1952
Sylvia Kristel, Dutch model and actress (d. 2012)
1952
Andy Ward, English drummer
1951
Jim Diamond, Scottish singer-songwriter and musician (d. 2015)
1950
Paul Burgess, English drummer
1950
Christina Hoff Sommers, American author and philosopher
1950
John Sayles, American novelist, director, and screenwriter
1949
Jim Henshaw, Canadian actor, producer, and screenwriter
1947
Bob Carr, Australian journalist and politician, 37th Australian Minister of Foreign Affairs
1947
Sheikh Hasina, Bangladeshi politician, 10th Prime Minister of Bangladesh
1947
Jon Snow, English journalist and academic
1947
Rhonda Hughes, American mathematician and academic
1946
Tom Bower, English journalist and author
1946
Majid Khan, Indian-Pakistani cricketer
1945
Marielle Goitschel, French skier
1945
Manolis Rasoulis, Greek singer-songwriter and journalist (d. 2011)
1945
Fusako Shigenobu, Japanese activist, founded the Japanese Red Army
1944
Richie Karl, American golfer
1944
Marcia Muller, American journalist and author
1943
Warren Lieberfarb, American businessman
1943
George W. S. Trow, American novelist, playwright, and critic (d. 2006)
1943
Nick St. Nicholas, German-Canadian bass player
1942
Pierre Clémenti, French actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1999)
1942
Edward "Little Buster" Forehand, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2006)
1941
David Lewis, American philosopher and academic (d. 2001)
1941
Edmund Stoiber, German lawyer and politician, Minister President of Bavaria
1939
Stuart Kauffman, American biologist and academic
1938
Ben E. King, American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2015)
1937
Alice Mahon, English trade union leader and politician
1937
Glenn Sutton, American country music songwriter and record producer (d. 2007)
1936
Emmett Chapman, American guitarist, invented the Chapman Stick
1936
Eddie Lumsden, Australian rugby league player
1936
Robert Wolders, Dutch television actor
1935
Bruce Crampton, Australian golfer
1935
David Hannay, Baron Hannay of Chiswick, English diplomat, British Permanent Representative to the United Nations
1935
Ronald Lacey, English actor (d. 1991)
1934
Brigitte Bardot, French actress
1933
Joe Benton, English soldier and politician
1933
Miguel Ortiz Berrocal, Spanish sculptor and educator (d. 2006)
1933
Johnny "Country" Mathis, American singer-songwriter (d. 2011)
1932
Jeremy Isaacs, Scottish screenwriter and producer
1932
Víctor Jara, Chilean singer-songwriter, poet, and director (d. 1973)
1930
Tommy Collins, American country music singer-songwriter (d. 2000)
1930
Immanuel Wallerstein, American sociologist, author, and academic
1929
Lata Mangeshkar, Indian playback singer and composer
1928
Koko Taylor, American singer (d. 2009)
1926
Jerry Clower, American soldier, comedian, and author (d. 1998)
1925
Seymour Cray, American computer scientist, founded the CRAY Computer Company (d. 1996)
1925
Cromwell Everson, South African composer (d. 1991)
1925
Martin David Kruskal, American physicist and mathematician (d. 2006)
1924
Rudolf Barshai, Russian-Swiss viola player and conductor (d. 2010)
1924
Marcello Mastroianni, Italian-French actor and singer (d. 1996)
1923
Tuli Kupferberg, American singer, poet, and writer (d. 2010)
1923
John Scott, 9th Duke of Buccleuch, Scottish captain and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Selkirkshire (d. 2007)
1923
William Windom, American actor (d. 2012)
1922
Larry Munson, Sportscaster University of Georgia (d. 2011)
1919
Doris Singleton, American actress (d. 2012)
1918
Ángel Labruna, Argentinian footballer and manager (d. 1983)
1918
Arnold Stang, American actor (d. 2009)
1916
Peter Finch, English-Australian actor (d. 1977)
1916
Olga Lepeshinskaya, Ukrainian-Russian ballerina and educator (d. 2008)
1915
Ethel Rosenberg, American spy (d. 1953)
1914
Maria Franziska von Trapp, Austrian-American refugee and singer (d. 2014)
1913
Warja Honegger-Lavater, Swiss illustrator (d. 2007)
1913
Alice Marble, American tennis player (d. 1990)
1910
Diosdado Macapagal, Filipino lawyer and politician, 9th President of the Philippines (d. 1997)
1910
Wenceslao Vinzons, Filipino lawyer and politician (d. 1942)
1909
Al Capp, American author and illustrator (d. 1979)
1907
Heikki Savolainen, Finnish gymnast and physician (d. 1997)
1907
Bhagat Singh, Indian activist (d. 1931)
1905
Max Schmeling, German boxer (d. 2005)
1903
Haywood S. Hansell, American general (d. 1988)
1901
William S. Paley, American broadcaster, founded CBS (d. 1990)
1901
Ed Sullivan, American television host (d. 1974)
1900
Isabel Pell, American socialite, fought as part of the French Resistance during WWII (d. 1951)
1898
Carl Clauberg, German Nazi physician (d. 1957)
1893
Giannis Skarimpas, Greek author, poet, and playwright (d. 1984)
1892
Elmer Rice, American playwright (d. 1967)
1890
Florence Violet McKenzie, Australian electrical engineer (d. 1982)
1889
Jack Fournier, American baseball player and coach (d. 1973)
1887
Avery Brundage, American businessman, 5th President of the International Olympic Committee (d. 1975)
1885
Emil Väre, Finnish wrestler, coach, and referee (d. 1974)
1882
Mart Saar, Estonian organist and composer (d. 1963)
1881
Pedro de Cordoba, American actor (d. 1950)
1878
Joseph Ruddy, American swimmer and water polo player (d. 1962)
1877
Albert Young, American boxer and promoter (d. 1940)
1870
Florent Schmitt, French composer and critic (d. 1958)
1867
Hiranuma Kiichirō, Japanese lawyer and politician, 35th Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1952)
1867
James Edwin Campbell, American poet, editor, short story writer and educator (d. 1896)
1861
Amélie of Orléans (d. 1951)
1860
Paul Ulrich Villard, French chemist and physicist (d. 1934)
1856
Kate Douglas Wiggin, American author and educator (d. 1923)
1852
Henri Moissan, French chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1907)
1852
Isis Pogson, British astronomer and meteorologist (d. 1945)
1844
Robert Stout, Scottish-New Zealand lawyer and politician, 13th Prime Minister of New Zealand (d. 1930)
1841
Georges Clemenceau, French journalist, physician, and politician, 85th Prime Minister of France (d. 1929)
1836
Thomas Crapper, English plumber, invented the ballcock (d. 1910)
1824
Francis Turner Palgrave, English poet and critic (d. 1897)
1823
Alexandre Cabanel, French painter and educator (d. 1889)
1821
Jonathan Clarkson Gibbs, American minister and politician (d. 1874)
1819
Narcís Monturiol, Spanish engineer and publisher (d. 1885)
1809
Alvan Wentworth Chapman, American physician and botanist (d. 1899)
1803
Prosper Mérimée, French archaeologist, historian, and author (d. 1870)
1765
Frederick Christian II, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg (d. 1814)
1746
William Jones, English-Welsh philologist and scholar (d. 1794)
1735
Augustus FitzRoy, 3rd Duke of Grafton, English academic and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1811)
1705
Henry Fox, 1st Baron Holland, English politician, Secretary of State for the Southern Department (d. 1774)
1705
Johann Peter Kellner, German organist and composer (d. 1772)
1681
Johann Mattheson, German composer, lexicographer, and diplomat (d. 1764)
1605
Ismaël Bullialdus, French astronomer and mathematician (d. 1694)
1573
Théodore de Mayerne, Swiss physician (d. 1654)
1555
Henri de La Tour d'Auvergne, Marshal of France (d. 1623)
1494
Agnolo Firenzuola, Italian poet and playwright (d. 1545)
616
Javanshir, King of Caucasian Albania (d. 680)
551 BC
Confucius, Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher of the Spring and Autumn period of Chinese history. (d. 479 BC)

Deaths On This Day

2018
Predrag Ejdus, Serbian actor (b. 1947)
2017
Daniel Pe'er, Israeli television host and newsreader (b. 1943)
2016
Agnes Nixon, American television writer and director (b. 1922)
2016
Gary Glasberg, American television writer and producer (b. 1966)
2016
Shimon Peres, Polish-Israeli statesman and politician, 9th President of Israel (b. 1923)
2016
Gloria Naylor, American novelist (b. 1950)
2015
Alexander Faris, Irish composer and conductor (b. 1921)
2015
Walter Dale Miller, American rancher and politician, 29th Governor of South Dakota (b. 1925)
2015
Ignacio Zoco, Spanish footballer (b. 1939)
2014
Dannie Abse, Welsh physician, poet, and author (b. 1923)
2014
Joseph H. Alexander, American colonel and historian (b. 1938)
2014
Sheila Faith, English dentist and politician (b. 1928)
2014
Tim Rawlings, English footballer and manager (b. 1932)
2014
Petr Skoumal, Czech pianist and composer (b. 1938)
2013
James Emanuel, American-French poet and scholar (b. 1921)
2013
Jonathan Fellows-Smith, South African cricketer and rugby player (b. 1932)
2013
George Amon Webster, American singer and pianist (b. 1945)
2012
Avraham Adan, Israeli general (b. 1926)
2012
Chris Economaki, American journalist and sportscaster (b. 1920)
2012
Brajesh Mishra, Indian politician and diplomat, 1st Indian National Security Advisor (b. 1928)
2010
Kurt Albert, German mountaineer and photographer (b. 1954)
2010
Arthur Penn, American director and producer (b. 1922)
2010
Dolores Wilson, American soprano and actress (b. 1928)
2009
Guillermo Endara, Panamanian lawyer and politician, 32nd President of Panama (b. 1936)
2009
Ulf Larsson, Swedish actor and director (b. 1956)
2007
René Desmaison, French mountaineer (b. 1930)
2007
Wally Parks, American businessman, founded the National Hot Rod Association (b. 1913)
2005
Constance Baker Motley, American lawyer, judge, and politician (b. 1921)
2004
Geoffrey Beene, American fashion designer (b. 1924)
2003
Althea Gibson, American tennis player and golfer (b. 1927)
2003
Elia Kazan, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1909)
2003
George Odlum, Saint Lucian politician and diplomat (b. 1934)
2002
Patsy Mink, American lawyer and politician (b. 1927)
2002
Hartland Molson, Canadian captain and politician (b. 1907)
2000
Pierre Trudeau, Canadian journalist, lawyer, and politician, 15th Prime Minister of Canada (b. 1919)
1999
Escott Reid, Canadian academic and diplomat (b. 1905)
1994
Urmas Alender, Estonian singer (b. 1953)
1994
José Francisco Ruiz Massieu, Mexican lawyer and politician, 6th Governor of Guerrero (b. 1946)
1994
Harry Saltzman, Canadian production manager and producer (b. 1915)
1994
K. A. Thangavelu, Indian film actor and comedian (b. 1917)
1993
Peter De Vries, American editor and novelist (b. 1910)
1993
Alexander A. Drabik, American sergeant (b. 1910)
1991
Miles Davis, American trumpet player, composer, and bandleader (b. 1926)
1990
Larry O'Brien, American businessman and politician, 57th United States Postmaster General (b. 1917)
1989
Ferdinand Marcos, Filipino lawyer and politician, 10th President of the Philippines (b. 1917)
1984
Cihad Baban, Turkish journalist, author, and politician (b. 1911)
1982
Mabel Albertson, American actress (b. 1901)
1981
Rómulo Betancourt, Venezuelan journalist and politician, President of Venezuela (b. 1908)
1979
John Herbert Chapman, Canadian physicist and engineer (b. 1921)
1978
Pope John Paul I (b. 1912)
1970
John Dos Passos, American novelist, poet, essayist, and playwright (b. 1896)
1970
Gamal Abdel Nasser, Egyptian colonel and politician, 2nd President of Egypt (b. 1918)
1966
André Breton, French author and poet (b. 1896)
1964
Harpo Marx, American comedian, actor, and singer (b. 1888)
1962
Roger Nimier, French soldier and author (b. 1925)
1959
Rudolf Caracciola, German race car driver (b. 1901)
1957
Luis Cluzeau Mortet, Uruguayan violinist and composer (b. 1888)
1956
William Boeing, American businessman, founded the Boeing Company (b. 1881)
1953
Edwin Hubble, American astronomer and scholar (b. 1889)
1949
Archbishop Chrysanthus of Athens (b. 1881)
1943
Sam Ruben, American chemist and academic (b. 1913)
1943
Filippo Illuminato, Italian partisan, Gold Medal of Military Valour (b. 1930)
1938
Charles Duryea, American engineer and businessman, founded the Duryea Motor Wagon Company (b. 1861)
1935
William Kennedy Dickson, French-Scottish actor, director, and producer, invented the Kinetoscope (b. 1860)
1925
Paul Vermoyal, French actor (b. 1888)
1918
Georg Simmel, German sociologist and philosopher (b. 1858)
1918
Freddie Stowers, American soldier, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1896)
1915
Saitō Hajime, Japanese samurai (b. 1844)
1914
Richard Warren Sears, American businessman, co-founded Sears (b. 1863)
1899
Giovanni Segantini, Austrian painter (b. 1858)
1895
Louis Pasteur, French chemist and microbiologist (b. 1822)
1891
Herman Melville, American author and poet (b. 1819)
1873
Émile Gaboriau, French journalist and author (b. 1832)
1859
Carl Ritter, German geographer and academic (b. 1779)
1844
Pyotr Aleksandrovich Tolstoy, Russian general and politician (b. 1769)
1829
Nikolay Raevsky, Russian general and politician (b. 1771)
1742
Jean Baptiste Massillon, French bishop (b. 1663)
1702
Robert Spencer, 2nd Earl of Sunderland, French-English lawyer and politician, Lord President of the Council (b. 1640)
1694
Gabriel Mouton, French mathematician and theologian (b. 1618)
1687
Francis Turretin, Swiss-Italian theologian and academic (b. 1623)
1618
Josuah Sylvester, English poet and translator (b. 1563)
1596
Margaret Clifford, countess of Derby (b. 1540)
1582
George Buchanan, Scottish historian and scholar (b. 1506)
1429
Cymburgis of Masovia, duchess consort of Austria (b. 1394)
1330
Elizabeth of Bohemia, queen consort of Bohemia (b. 1292)
1213
Gertrude of Merania, queen consort of Hungaria (b. 1185)
1197
Henry VI, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1165)
980
Minamoto no Hiromasa, Japanese nobleman (b. 918)
935
Wenceslaus I, duke of Bohemia
782
Leoba, Anglo-Saxon nun
48 BC
Pompey, Roman general and politician (b. 106 BC)

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