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On This Day in History:  September 29

September 29 is the 272nd day of the year (273rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 93 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2020
Mississippi Lottery could begin funding education by 2021. The Mississippi Lottery's first year in operation has been an eventful one, from selling its first-ever lottery ticket in November 2019 to battling sales dips caused by COVID-19 just four months later. Yet, it's currently traveling down the road to success, having transferred $70.7 million to the state treasury in less than one year in operation.
2018
New York man claims $245.6 million Powerball jackpot. A Staten Island, New York, man came forward Thursday to officially claim a $245.6 million Powerball jackpot.
2016
How a retired NC potter won the lottery 111 times. One of the most prolific winners in North Carolina lottery history wants you to know two things: he doesn't cheat and he understands the games better than anyone.
2016
New Zealand man wins $1M lottery after someone cut him in line. A patient New Zealand Lotto player bagged a cool $1 million, all thanks to a pushy patron who decided to cut him in line.
2016
$38,194 winning lottery ticket spent months forgotten in a drawer. A Canadian lottery winner said his $38,194 winning ticket almost went unclaimed after he forgot about it for months.
2014
Slot machine saves German gambler as police arrive. A man in Germany facing arrest has a most opportune win at a slot machine.
2012
Pool of McDonald's workers claims Mega Millions fraud. A group of 14 McDonald's employees from the Baltimore, Maryland, area are still convinced they were winners in the massive $656 million Mega Millions jackpot drawing earlier this year -- despite being told otherwise by lottery officials -- and are claiming that a co-worker defrauded the Maryland Lottery to avoid sharing a payout with them.
2012
Mich. lottery winner who kept collecting welfare found dead. A Lincoln Park, Michigan, woman who won $1 million in the Michigan Lottery and was later convicted for still collecting state welfare died Saturday from an apparent drug overdose.
2012
Lottery investigator testifies she urged illegal immigrant to keep, sign $3M ticket. A New York State Lottery Commission investigator testified Friday that she urged an illegal immigrant living in Spring Valley to keep his signature on a $3 million scratch-off ticket rather than let someone else take ownership.
2011
West Virginia Lottery rule change raises safety issue. Limited video lottery retailers and machine distributors raised concerns Wednesday that a proposed West Virginia Lottery Commission rule change could put their employees at greater risk of being robbed.
2011
Tenn. lawmakers float ideas to improve lottery revenues. Tennessee state Senate minority leader is calling on fellow lawmakers to find ways to increase lottery revenues instead of cutting back on the scholarship program, while Gov. Bill Haslam has assigned his staff to consider a broad range of options for stabilizing the game's finances.
2011
S.C. lottery and electronic sweepstakes on collision course. South Carolina retailers who offer electronic sweepstakes to customers are feeling jittery, as the state lottery director sent a letter threatening to pull retailers' licenses.
2011
Toronto teacher claims $21.4M lottery jackpot. A Toronto-area high school wood shop and technology teacher played hooky Tuesday to pick up his $21.4 million Lotto Max jackpot.
2010
Tickets on sale for Oregon Lottery's Thanksgiving Raffle. The Oregon Lottery is doubling the stakes for this year's Thanksgiving Raffle, with two $1 million prize winners.
2009
Odds are, stunning coincidences can be expected. With millions of people choosing numbers in hundreds of lotteries around the world each week, coincidences are bound to happen -- and they have, many times.
2009
First day of Arkansas lottery sales brisk, sellers say. Several retailers who sell Arkansas lottery tickets reported brisk and sometimes "crazy" ticket sales Monday — the first day of the state's new lottery with proceeds dedicated for college scholarships.
2007
Will the Michigan Lottery shut down tomorrow?. If the Michigan government shuts down because legislators are unable to agree on a new state budget, the Michigan Lottery will suspend operations at the end of the business day on Sunday.
2006
N.Y. Gov. Pataki refuses to extradite gambling CEO, sends him home. A judge cleared a former executive of a British gambling company to return to London on Friday after New York's governor declined to sign a warrant extraditing him to Louisiana, where he is charged with illegal online gambling.
2005
Powerball lottery jackpot climbs to $167 million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Wednesday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $167 million, with a cash option of $83.1 million.
2005
Painter Hits it Big with $1 Million Scratch-Off Lottery Ticket. An Auburn, Ga., painter has won $1 million from a scratch-off ticket, Georgia Lottery officials said.
2005
Oklahoma Gov. To Reveal Design Of Lottery Tickets. Governor Brad Henry and Jim Scroggins, executive director of the Oklahoma Lottery, will unveil poster-size facsimiles of the state's first scratch-off tickets on Monday.
2005
Texas Lottery jackpot game tickets in sales decline. Citing plummeting revenues that indicate a "jackpot fatigue" in state lotteries throughout the nation, the chairman of the Texas Lottery Commission challenged the organization's staff to consider boosting Lotto Texas sales by making the game more creative.
2005
Man wins citizenship, lottery in same day. Moses Bittok became a U.S. citizen and a millionaire last week, all in one day.
2004
Mega Millions rockets to $101 million. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery grew to $101 million Wednesday.
2004
Powerball jackpot winner dies. Melvin Rhodes - who won a big Powerball lottery jackpot four years ago - has died in Maryville, Tennessee at 78.
2004
California Lottery has highest sales in history. California Lottery officials announced a stellar year with estimated sales for Fiscal Year (FY) 2003-04 over $2.9 billion, representing the highest sales since the commencement of the Lottery in 1985.
2004
Iowa woman to plead guilty for lottery ticket theft. A Fonda, Iowa, woman has agreed to plead guilty to claiming a lottery pool's prize as her own.
2004
Virginia Lottery Celebrates 16th Anniversary. In the sixteen years since the first ticket was sold, the Virginia Lottery has sold $14.3 billion in tickets and turned over more than $4.9 billion to the Commonwealth.
2003
Mega Millions Jackpot Hits $150 Million. With nine different ways to win, players across America are lining up to play the game with the highest jackpot in the nation. Since no ticket matched all six numbers to win the $126 million jackpot, that jackpot now grows to an estimated $150 million for the Tuesday, September 30, 2003 drawing.
2003
$69 Million Powerball Jackpot Up For Grabs. There were no Powerball jackpot winners Saturday but 408,947 players across the nation won a total of more than $3.5 million in prizes in America's Game.
2003
Luck runs out for N.Y. lottery winners. When members of the Lucky Lotto Lady Partnership won $23 million in 1994, they thought their money woes were over for good. But nearly a decade later, the group is battling a formidable foe over its winnings: the Internal Revenue Service. This time, the Lucky Lotto Lady Partnership is going to need more than luck -- it'll need a change in federal law in order to win.
2003
Hectic job good way to forget lottery fight. A once-congenial group of 20 office workers at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center are nursing their wounds after a bitter court battle over a $45 million Mega Millions jackpot.
2003
Unemployed Ohio woman wins $5.25M. Esther Niese of rural Gilboa, Ohio, who was unemployed, is the holder of a Super Lotto Plus ticket worth $5.25 million.
2003
Check your tickets: $30M still unclaimed. The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. has $30.5 million to give away, but nobody is coming forward to take the prize. The jackpot from the April 11 Super 7 draw is still unclaimed after almost six months.
2003
Florida Lotto jackpot rolls over to $9 million. No ticket matched all six Florida Lotto numbers, causing the current jackpot to roll over to $9 million, lottery officials said Sunday.
2003
Amendment 9 would do what many thought was already done. If Louisiana voters ratify Amendment 9 on the Oct. 4 ballot, they will impose a dedication that will change the state Constitution to dedicate all but $500,000 of the annual revenues from the state lottery to public education.
2003
Committee OKs Tennessee Lottery pay-scale plan. The pay scale for Tennessee Lottery workers will range from $19,750 a year for a warehouse clerk to $150,000 a year for a senior vice president, plus bonuses, according to a preliminary plan approved by a lottery committee.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$367 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Oct 2, 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.€162 Million
US$187.06 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Oct 2, 2018
8.$170 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 30, 2009
9.$167 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 1, 2005
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.€130 Million
US$145.83 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Sep 30, 2016
13.€100 Million
US$137.44 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Oct 1, 2010
14.$128 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 29, 2004
15.$113 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 30, 2011
16.$105 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 30, 2014
17.$101 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Oct 1, 2004
18.$88 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 29, 2009
19.€76 Million
US$85.26 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Sep 30, 2016
20.$80 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 30, 2017
21.€58 Million
US$73.72 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Sep 29, 2006
22.$70 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 2, 2013
22.$70 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 1, 2016
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

1995
Friday, Sep 29, 1995
25 years old
1990
Saturday, Sep 29, 1990
30 years old
1987
Tuesday, Sep 29, 1987
33 years old
1975
Monday, Sep 29, 1975
45 years old
1974
Sunday, Sep 29, 1974
46 years old
1970
Tuesday, Sep 29, 1970
50 years old
1969
Monday, Sep 29, 1969
51 years old
1967
Friday, Sep 29, 1967
53 years old
1965
Wednesday, Sep 29, 1965
55 years old
1963
Sunday, Sep 29, 1963
57 years old
1961
Friday, Sep 29, 1961
59 years old
1958
Monday, Sep 29, 1958
62 years old
1957
Sunday, Sep 29, 1957
63 years old
1956
Saturday, Sep 29, 1956
64 years old
1952
Monday, Sep 29, 1952
68 years old
1951
Saturday, Sep 29, 1951
69 years old
1948
Wednesday, Sep 29, 1948
72 years old
1937
Wednesday, Sep 29, 1937
83 years old
(year not provided)
(year not provided)
(year not provided)
(year not provided)

Worldwide Events On This Day

2016
Eleven days after the Uri attack, the Indian Army conducted "surgical strikes" against suspected militants in Pakistani-administered Kashmir.
2013
Over 42 people are killed by members of Boko Haram at the College of Agriculture in Nigeria.
2011
The special court in India convicted all 269 accused officials for atrocity on Dalits and 17 for rape in the Vachathi case.
2009
The 8.1 MwSamoa earthquake results in a tsunami that kills 189 and injures hundreds.
2007
Calder Hall, the world's first commercial nuclear power station, is demolished in a controlled explosion.
2006
A Boeing 737 and an Embraer 600 collide in mid-air, killing 154 people and triggering a Brazilian aviation crisis.
2004
The asteroid 4179 Toutatis passes within four lunar distances of Earth.
2004
Burt Rutan's Ansari SpaceShipOne performs a successful spaceflight, the first of two required to win the Ansari X Prize.
1992
Brazilian President Fernando Collor de Mello is impeached.
1991
A Haitian coup d'état occurs.
1990
Construction of the Washington National Cathedral is completed.
1990
The YF-22, which would later become the F-22 Raptor, flies for the first time.
1988
NASA launches STS-26, the first mission since the Challenger disaster.
1979
The dictator Francisco Macias of Equatorial Guinea is shot by soldiers from Western Sahara.
1975
WGPR becomes the first black-owned-and-operated television station in the US.
1972
China-Japan relations: Japan establishes diplomatic relations with the People's Republic of China after breaking official ties with the Republic of China.
1971
Oman joins the Arab League.
1957
The Kyshtym disaster is the third-worst nuclear accident ever recorded.
1954
The convention establishing CERN (the European Organization for Nuclear Research) is signed.
1949
The Communist Party of China writes the Common Programme for the future People's Republic of China.
1941
World War II: German forces, with the aid of local Ukrainian collaborators, begin the two-day Babi Yar massacre.
1940
Two Avro Ansons collide in mid-air over New South Wales, Australia, remain locked together, then land safely.
1932
Chaco War: Last day of the Battle of Boquerón between Paraguay and Bolivia.
1923
The British Mandate for Palestine takes effect, creating Mandatory Palestine.
1923
The French Mandate for Syria and the Lebanon takes effect.
1923
The First American Track & Field championships for women are held.
1918
World War I: Bulgaria signs the Armistice of Salonica.
1918
The Hindenburg Line is broken by an Allied attack.
1918
Germany's Supreme Army Command tells the Kaiser and the Chancellor to open negotiations for an armistice.
1911
Italy declares war on the Ottoman Empire.
1907
The cornerstone is laid at Washington National Cathedral in the U.S. capital.
1885
The first practical public electric tramway in the world is opened in Blackpool, England.
1864
American Civil War: The Battle of Chaffin's Farm is fought.
1864
The Treaty of Lisbon defines the boundaries between Spain and Portugal and abolishes the Couto Misto microstate.
1855
The Philippine port of Iloilo is opened to world trade by the Spanish administration.
1850
The papal bull Universalis Ecclesiae restores the Roman Catholic hierarchy in England and Wales.
1848
The Battle of Pákozd is a stalemate between Hungarian and Croatian forces, and is the first battle of the Hungarian Revolution.
1829
The Metropolitan Police of London, later also known as the Met, is founded.
1789
The United States Department of War first establishes a regular army with a strength of several hundred men.
1789
The 1st United States Congress adjourns.
1717
An earthquake strikes Antigua Guatemala, destroying much of the city's architecture.
1578
Tegucigalpa, capital city of Honduras, is claimed by the Spaniards.
1364
English forces defeat the French in Brittany, ending the War of the Breton Succession.
1267
The Treaty of Montgomery recognises Llywelyn ap Gruffudd as Prince of Wales, but only as a vassal of King Henry III.
1227
Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor, is excommunicated by Pope Gregory IX for his failure to participate in the Crusades.
1011
Danes capture Canterbury after a siege, taking Ælfheah, archbishop of Canterbury, as a prisoner.
61 BC
Pompey the Great celebrates his third triumph for victories over the pirates and the end of the Mithridatic Wars on his 45th birthday.
522 BC
Darius I of Persia kills the Magian usurper Bardiya, securing his hold as Persian emperor.

Births On This Day

1998
Vera Lapko, Belarusian tennis player
1995
Alice Matteucci, Italian tennis player
1994
Britteny Cox, Australian skier
1994
Halsey, American singer
1993
Lee Hong-bin, South Korean singer
1993
Viktor Romanenkov, Estonian figure skater
1993
Oleg Vernyayev, Ukrainian artistic gymnast
1991
Adem Ljajić, Serbian footballer
1991
Martin Jensen, Danish musician
1990
Doug Brochu, American voice actor
1990
Gerphil Flores, Filipina classical crossover singer and Asia's Got Talent finalist
1990
Lena Wermelt, German footballer
1989
Theo Adams, English photographer and director
1989
Adore Delano, American drag queen and singer
1989
Yevhen Konoplyanka, Ukrainian footballer
1989
Aaron Martin, English footballer
1989
Andrea Poli, Italian footballer
1989
Fatima Lodhi, Pakistani social activist
1988
Kevin Durant, American basketball player
1988
Justin Nozuka, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1987
David Del Rio, American actor and director
1986
Lisa Foiles, American actress and journalist
1986
Mark Fraser, Canadian ice hockey player
1986
Matt Lashoff, American ice hockey player
1986
Isaac Makwala, Botswanan sprinter
1986
Benoît Pouliot, Canadian ice hockey player
1985
Calvin Johnson, American football player
1985
Niklas Moisander, Finnish footballer
1985
Dani Pedrosa, Spanish motorcycle racer
1985
Magnus Gangstad Jørgensen, Norwegian music producer
1984
Per Mertesacker, German footballer
1983
Lisette Oropesa, American soprano and actress
1982
Matt Giteau, Australian rugby player
1982
Amy Williams, English skeleton racer
1981
Aris Galanopoulos, Greek footballer
1981
Shane Smeltz, German-New Zealand footballer
1980
Patrick Agyemang, English footballer
1980
Dallas Green, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist
1980
Zachary Levi, American actor and singer
1979
Orhan Ak, Turkish footballer
1979
Takumi Beppu, Japanese cyclist and manager
1979
Artika Sari Devi, Indonesian model and actress
1979
Shelley Duncan, American baseball player and manager
1979
Jaime Lozano, Mexican footballer
1978
Mohini Bhardwaj, American gymnast and coach
1978
Gunner McGrath, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1978
Karen Putzer, Italian skier
1978
Kurt Nilsen, Norwegian singer-songwriter and guitarist
1977
Eric Barton, American football player
1977
Wade Brookbank, Canadian ice hockey player and scout
1977
Debelah Morgan, American singer-songwriter
1977
Jake Westbrook, American baseball player
1976
Darren Byfield, English-Jamaican footballer
1976
Kelvin Davis, English footballer
1976
Óscar Sevilla, Spanish cyclist
1976
Andriy Shevchenko, Ukrainian footballer and politician
1975
Albert Celades, Spanish footballer and manager
1974
Brian Ash, American screenwriter and producer
1974
Matt Hullum, American actor, director, and producer, co-founded Rooster Teeth
1974
James Lance, British actor
1973
Foivos Delivorias, Greek singer-songwriter and guitarist
1973
Shannon Larratt, Canadian publisher, founded BMEzine (d. 2013)
1973
Scout Niblett, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
1972
Oliver Gavin, English race car driver
1971
Yitzhak Yedid, Composer & pianist
1971
Tanoka Beard, American basketball player
1971
Mackenzie Crook, English actor and screenwriter
1971
Theodore Shapiro, American composer
1970
Russell Peters, Canadian comedian, actor, and producer
1970
Yoshihiro Tajiri, Japanese wrestler and trainer
1970
Natasha Gregson Wagner, American actress
1970
Kushboo, South Indian actress and producer
1969
Erika Eleniak, American model and actress
1969
DeVante Swing, American singer-songwriter, and producer
1969
Aleks Syntek, Mexican singer-songwriter and producer
1968
Patrick Burns, American paranormal investigator
1968
Luke Goss, English actor
1968
Matt Goss, English singer-songwriter
1967
Brett Anderson, English singer-songwriter
1966
Hersey Hawkins, American basketball player and coach
1966
Ben Miles, English actor
1964
Brad Lohaus, American basketball player
1963
Dave Andreychuk, Canadian ice hockey player
1963
Les Claypool, American bass player, singer, songwriter, and producer
1962
Roger Bart, American actor
1961
Jack Dee, English comedian
1961
Julia Gillard, Welsh-Australian lawyer and politician, 27th Prime Minister of Australia
1961
Stephanie Miller, American comedian and radio host
1960
Julian Armour, American-Canadian cellist and educator
1960
Kenneth Hansen, Swedish race car driver
1960
Alan McGee, Scottish singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1960
Hubert Neuper, Austrian ski jumper
1960
John Paxson, American basketball player and coach
1960
David Sammartino, American wrestler and trainer
1960
Andy Slaughter, English politician
1960
Carol Welsman, Canadian singer-songwriter and pianist
1957
Chris Broad, English cricketer and referee
1957
Sokratis Malamas, Greek singer-songwriter and guitarist
1957
Mark Nicholas, English cricketer and sportscaster
1956
Sebastian Coe, English sprinter and politician
1956
Jenny Morris, New Zealand-Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist
1956
Suzzy Roche, American singer-songwriter and actress
1955
Ann Bancroft, American explorer and author
1955
Gareth Davies, Welsh rugby player and academic
1955
Joe Donnelly, American politician and lawyer
1955
Benoît Ferreux, French actor and director
1955
Gwen Ifill, American journalist (d. 2016)
1954
Uwe Jahn, German footballer and manager
1954
Mark Mitchell, Australian actor
1953
Warren Cromartie, American baseball player, coach, and radio host
1953
Jean-Claude Lauzon, Canadian director and screenwriter (d. 1997)
1953
Lawrence Reed, American economist and author
1952
Roy Campbell, Jr., American trumpet player (d. 2014)
1952
Gábor Csupó, Hungarian-American animator, director, and producer, co-founded Klasky Csupo
1952
Richard Hodges, English archaeologist and academic
1952
Max Sandlin, American lawyer, judge, and politician
1952
Takanosato Toshihide, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 59th Yokozuna (d. 2011)
1951
Michelle Bachelet, Chilean physician and politician, 34th President of Chile
1951
Pier Luigi Bersani, Italian educator and politician, 6th President of Emilia-Romagna
1951
Andrés Caicedo, Colombian author, poet, and playwright (d. 1977)
1951
Maureen Caird, Australian-New Zealand hurdler
1951
Mike Enriquez, Filipino journalist and radio commentator
1950
Ken Macha, American baseball player and manager
1949
George Dalaras, Greek singer-songwriter and guitarist
1948
Mark Farner, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1948
Bryant Gumbel, American journalist and sportscaster
1948
Theo Jörgensmann, German clarinet player and composer
1948
Mike Pinera, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1947
Ülo Kaevats, Estonian philosopher, academic, and politician (d. 2015)
1947
S. H. Kapadia, Indian lawyer, judge, and politician, 38th Chief Justice of India (d. 2016)
1947
Gary Wetzel, American soldier, Medal of Honor recipient
1946
Patricia Hodge, English actress
1945
Kyriakos Sfetsas, Greek composer and poet
1944
Mike Post, American composer and producer
1943
Mohammad Khatami, Iranian scholar and politician, 5th President of Iran
1943
Wolfgang Overath, German footballer
1943
Gary Boyd Roberts, American genealogist and author
1943
Lech Wałęsa, Polish electrician and politician, 2nd President of Poland, Nobel Prize laureate
1942
Felice Gimondi, Italian cyclist
1942
Madeline Kahn, American actress and singer (d. 1999)
1942
Ian McShane, English actor
1942
Bill Nelson, American captain and politician
1942
Jean-Luc Ponty, French violinist and composer
1942
Janet Powell, Australian educator and politician (d. 2013)
1942
Steve Tesich, Serbian-American screenwriter and playwright (d. 1996)
1941
David Steele, English cricketer
1940
Brute Force, American singer-songwriter
1940
Carlos Morales Troncoso, Dominican politician, 34th Vice President of the Dominican Republic (d. 2014)
1939
Fikret Abdić, Bosnian economist and politician
1939
Jim Baxter, Scottish footballer (d. 2001)
1939
Larry Linville, American actor (d. 2000)
1939
Rhodri Morgan, Welsh politician, 2nd First Minister of Wales (d. 2017)
1938
Dave Harper, English footballer (d. 2013)
1938
Wim Kok, Dutch union leader and politician, Prime Minister of the Netherlands (d. 2018)
1936
Silvio Berlusconi, Italian businessman and politician, 50th Prime Minister of Italy
1936
James Fogle, American author (d. 2012)
1936
Hal Trosky, Jr., American baseball player (d. 2012)
1935
Jerry Lee Lewis, American singer-songwriter and pianist
1934
Skandor Akbar, American wrestler and manager (d. 2010)
1934
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Hungarian-American psychologist and academic
1934
Lance Gibbs, Guyanese cricketer and manager
1934
Stuart M. Kaminsky, American author and screenwriter (d. 2009)
1934
Lindsay Kline, Australian cricketer (d. 2015)
1933
Samora Machel, Mozambican commander and politician, 1st President of Mozambique (d. 1986)
1932
Robert Benton, American director, producer, and screenwriter
1932
Paul Giel, American baseball player and sportscaster (d. 2002)
1931
James Cronin, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2016)
1931
Anita Ekberg, Swedish-Italian model and actress (d. 2015)
1931
Paul Oestreicher, German-English priest and theologian
1930
Richard Bonynge, Australian pianist and conductor
1930
Colin Dexter, English author and educator (d. 2017)
1928
Eric Lubbock, 4th Baron Avebury, English lieutenant, engineer, and politician (d. 2016)
1928
Brajesh Mishra, Indian politician and diplomat, 1st Indian National Security Advisor (d. 2012)
1928
Nathan Shamuyarira, Zimbabwean journalist and politician, Zimbabwean Minister of Foreign Affairs (d. 2014)
1927
Adhemar da Silva, Brazilian triple jumper and actor (d. 2001)
1927
Sherwood Johnston, American race car driver (d. 2000)
1927
Pete McCloskey, American colonel and politician
1927
Barbara Mertz, American historian and author (d. 2013)
1926
Pete Elliott, American football player and coach (d. 2013)
1925
Steve Forrest, American actor (d. 2013)
1925
Paul MacCready, American engineer, founded AeroVironment (d. 2007)
1923
Stan Berenstain, American author and illustrator (d. 2005)
1923
Bum Phillips, American football player and coach (d. 2013)
1922
Lizabeth Scott, American actress (d. 2015)
1921
John Ritchie, New Zealand composer and educator (d. 2014)
1921
Albie Roles, English footballer and manager (d. 2012)
1920
Peter D. Mitchell, English biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1992)
1920
Václav Neumann, Czech violinist and conductor (d. 1995)
1919
Kira Zvorykina, Belarusian chess player (d. 2014)
1916
Carl Giles, English cartoonist (d. 1995)
1915
Vincent DeDomenico, American businessman, founded the Napa Valley Wine Train (d. 2007)
1915
Oscar Handlin, American historian and academic (d. 2011)
1915
Brenda Marshall, American actress (d. 1992)
1913
Trevor Howard, English actor (d. 1988)
1913
Stanley Kramer, American director and producer (d. 2001)
1912
Michelangelo Antonioni, Italian director and screenwriter (d. 2007)
1911
Charles Court, English-Australian politician, 21st Premier of Western Australia (d. 2007)
1910
Bill Boyd, American singer and guitarist (d. 1977)
1910
Virginia Bruce, American actress (d. 1982)
1908
Eddie Tolan, American sprinter and educator (d. 1967)
1907
Gene Autry, American singer, actor, and businessman (d. 1998)
1907
George W. Jenkins, American businessman, founded Publix (d. 1996)
1904
Greer Garson, English-American actress (d. 1996)
1903
Diana Vreeland, American journalist (d. 1989)
1902
Miguel Alemán Valdés, Mexican lawyer and politician, 46th President of Mexico (d. 1983)
1901
Lanza del Vasto, Italian poet, philosopher, and activist (d. 1981)
1901
Enrico Fermi, Italian-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1954)
1899
László Bíró, Hungarian-Argentinian journalist and inventor, invented the ballpoint pen (d. 1985)
1899
Billy Butlin, South African-English businessman, founded Butlins (d. 1980)
1898
Trofim Lysenko, Ukrainian-Russian biologist and agronomist (d. 1976)
1897
Herbert Agar, American journalist and historian (d. 1980)
1895
Clarence Ashley, American singer, guitarist, and banjo player (d. 1967)
1895
Joseph Banks Rhine, American botanist and parapsychologist (d. 1980)
1895
Roscoe Turner, American pilot (d. 1970)
1891
Ian Fairweather, Scottish-Australian painter (d. 1974)
1885
George Scott, English footballer (d. 1916)
1882
Lilias Armstrong, English phonetician (d. 1937)
1881
Ludwig von Mises, Austrian-American economist, sociologist, and philosopher (d. 1973)
1880
Liberato Pinto, Portuguese colonel and politician, 79th Prime Minister of Portugal (d. 1949)
1876
Charlie Llewellyn, South African cricketer (d. 1964)
1866
Mykhailo Hrushevskyi, Ukrainian historian, academic, and politician (d. 1934)
1864
Miguel de Unamuno, Spanish philosopher and author (d. 1936)
1863
Hugo Haase, German lawyer, jurist, and politician (d. 1919)
1853
Luther D. Bradley, American cartoonist (d. 1917)
1844
Miguel Ángel Juárez Celman, Argentinian lawyer and politician, 10th President of Argentina (d. 1909)
1843
Mikhail Skobelev, Russian general (d. 1882)
1832
Joachim Oppenheim, rabbi and author (d. 1891)
1816
Paul Féval, père, French author and playwright (d. 1887)
1810
Elizabeth Gaskell, English author (d. 1865)
1808
Henry Bennett, American lawyer and politician (d. 1868)
1803
Mercator Cooper, American captain and explorer (d. 1872)
1803
Jacques Charles François Sturm, French mathematician and theorist (d. 1850)
1786
Guadalupe Victoria, Mexican general, lawyer, and politician, 1st President of Mexico (d. 1843)
1766
Charlotte, Princess Royal of England (d. 1828)
1758
Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson, English admiral (d. 1805)
1725
Robert Clive, English general and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Montgomeryshire (d. 1774)
1718
Nikita Ivanovich Panin, Russian soldier and politician, Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs (d. 1783)
1703
François Boucher, French painter and set designer (d. 1770)
1691
Richard Challoner, English bishop (d. 1781)
1678
Adrien Maurice de Noailles, French soldier and politician, French Minister of Foreign Affairs (d. 1766)
1674
Jacques-Martin Hotteterre, French flute player and composer (d. 1763)
1640
Antoine Coysevox, French sculptor and educator (d. 1720)
1639
William Russell, Lord Russell, English politician (d. 1683)
1636
Thomas Tenison, English archbishop (d. 1715)
1602
Algernon Percy, 10th Earl of Northumberland, English military leader (d. 1668)
1574
Ludovic Stewart, 2nd Duke of Lennox, Scottish nobleman and politician (d. 1624)
1561
Adriaan van Roomen, Flemish priest and mathematician (d. 1615)
1548
William V, Duke of Bavaria (d. 1626)
1547
Miguel de Cervantes, Spanish novelist, poet, and playwright (d. 1616)
1538
Joan Terès i Borrull, Spanish archbishop and academic (d. 1603)
1527
John Lesley, Scottish bishop (d. 1596)
1511
Michael Servetus, Spanish physician, cartographer, and theologian (d. 1553)
1463
Louis I, Count of Löwenstein, founder of the House of Löwenstein-Wertheim (d. 1523)
1460
Louis II de la Trémoille, French military leader (d. 1525)
1403
Elisabeth of Brandenburg, Duchess of Brzeg-Legnica and Cieszyn, German princess (d. 1449)
1402
Fernando, the Saint Prince, of Portugal (d. 1443)
1373
Margaret of Bohemia, Burgravine of Nuremberg (d. 1410)
1328
Joan of Kent (d. 1385)
1276
Christopher II of Denmark (d. 1332)
1240
Margaret of England, Queen consort of Scots (d. 1275)
929
Qian Chu, Chinese king (Ten Kingdoms) (d. 988)
106 BC
Pompey, Roman general and politician (d. 48 BC)

Deaths On This Day

2018
Otis Rush, American blues guitarist and singer (b. 1934)
2017
Tom Alter, Indian actor (b. 1950)
2016
Miriam Defensor Santiago, Filipina politician (b. 1945)
2015
Nawwaf bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Saudi Arabian prince (b. 1932)
2015
Hellmuth Karasek, Czech-German journalist, author, and critic (b. 1934)
2015
William Kerslake, American wrestler and engineer (b. 1929)
2015
Jean Ter-Merguerian, French-Armenian violinist (b. 1935)
2015
Phil Woods, American saxophonist, composer, and bandleader (b. 1931)
2014
Miguel Boyer, Spanish economist and politician (b. 1939)
2014
Andreas Fransson, Swedish skier (b. 1983)
2014
Stan Monteith, American surgeon and author (b. 1929)
2014
Luis Nishizawa, Mexican painter and educator (b. 1918)
2014
John Ritchie, New Zealand composer and educator (b. 1921)
2014
George Shuba, American baseball player (b. 1924)
2013
Harold Agnew, American physicist and engineer (b. 1921)
2013
Anton Benning, German lieutenant (b. 1918)
2013
Pete T. Cenarrusa, American soldier, pilot, and politician, Secretary of State of Idaho (b. 1917)
2013
Carl Joachim Classen, German scholar and academic (b. 1928)
2013
L. C. Greenwood, American football player (b. 1946)
2013
Bob Kurland, American basketball player and politician (b. 1924)
2012
Hathloul bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Saudi Arabian prince (b. 1942)
2012
Neil Smith, Scottish geographer and academic (b. 1954)
2012
Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, American publisher (b. 1926)
2012
Malcolm Wicks, English academic and politician (b. 1947)
2011
Sylvia Robinson, American singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1936)
2010
Tony Curtis, American actor (b. 1925)
2010
Greg Giraldo, American comedian, actor, and screenwriter (b. 1965)
2009
Pavel Popovich, Ukrainian general, pilot, and astronaut (b. 1930)
2008
Hayden Carruth, American poet and critic (b. 1921)
2007
Lois Maxwell, Canadian actress (b. 1927)
2007
Yıldırım Aktuna, Turkish psychiatrist and politician, Turkish Minister of Health (b. 1930)
2006
Walter Hadlee, New Zealand cricketer and manager (b. 1915)
2006
Michael A. Monsoor, American soldier, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1981)
2006
Louis-Albert Vachon, Canadian cardinal (b. 1912)
2005
Patrick Caulfield, English painter and academic (b. 1936)
2005
Austin Leslie, American chef and author (b. 1934)
2004
Richard Sainct, French motorcycle racer (b. 1970)
2004
Patrick Wormald, English historian (b. 1947)
2001
Mabel Fairbanks, American figure skater and coach (b. 1915)
2001
Nguyễn Văn Thiệu, Vietnamese general and politician, 5th President of South Vietnam (b. 1923)
2000
John Grant, English journalist and politician (b. 1932)
1999
Jean-Louis Millette, Canadian actor (b. 1935)
1998
Tom Bradley, American lieutenant and politician, 38th Mayor of Los Angeles (b. 1917)
1997
Roy Lichtenstein, American painter and sculptor (b. 1923)
1993
Gordon Douglas, American actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1907)
1989
Gussie Busch, American businessman (b. 1899)
1989
Georges Ulmer, Danish-French singer-songwriter and actor (b. 1919)
1988
Charles Addams, American cartoonist (b. 1912)
1987
Henry Ford II, American businessman (b. 1917)
1986
Prince George Valdemar of Denmark (b. 1920)
1982
Monty Stratton, American baseball player and coach (b. 1912)
1981
Bill Shankly, Scottish footballer and manager (b. 1913)
1975
Casey Stengel, American baseball player and manager (b. 1890)
1973
W. H. Auden, English-American poet, playwright, and critic (b. 1907)
1970
Edward Everett Horton, American actor (b. 1886)
1967
Carson McCullers, American novelist, playwright, essayist, and poet (b. 1917)
1952
John Cobb, English race car driver and pilot (b. 1899)
1951
Thomas Cahill, American soccer player and coach (b. 1864)
1937
Ray Ewry, American triple jumper (b. 1873)
1937
Ernst Hoppenberg, German swimmer and water polo player (b. 1878)
1930
Ilya Repin, Ukrainian-Russian painter and illustrator (b. 1844)
1928
John Devoy, Irish-American Fenian rebel leader (b. 1842)
1927
Arthur Achleitner, German journalist and author (b. 1858)
1927
Willem Einthoven, Indonesian-Dutch physiologist and physician, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1860)
1925
Léon Bourgeois, French police officer and politician, 64th Prime Minister of France, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1851)
1913
Rudolf Diesel, German engineer, invented the diesel engine (b. 1858)
1910
Winslow Homer, American painter, illustrator, and engraver (b. 1836)
1908
Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis, Brazilian author, poet, and playwright (b. 1839)
1902
William McGonagall, Scottish poet and actor (b. 1825)
1902
Émile Zola, French journalist, author, and playwright (b. 1840)
1900
Samuel Fenton Cary, American lawyer and politician (b. 1814)
1889
Louis Faidherbe, French general and politician (b. 1818)
1887
Bernhard von Langenbeck, German surgeon and academic (b. 1810)
1862
William "Bull" Nelson, American general (b. 1824)
1833
Ferdinand VII of Spain (b. 1784)
1804
Michael Hillegas, American politician, 1st Treasurer of the United States (b. 1728)
1800
Michael Denis, Austrian poet and author (b. 1729)
1703
Charles de Saint-Évremond, French-English soldier, author, and critic (b. 1610)
1642
René Goupil, French missionary and saint (b. 1608)
1642
William Stanley, 6th Earl of Derby, English politician, Lord Lieutenant of Cheshire (b. 1561)
1637
Lorenzo Ruiz, Filipino martyr and saint (b. 1600)
1634
Henry Hyde, English politician and lawyer (b.c. 1563)
1622
Conrad Vorstius, German-Dutch Remonstrant theologian (b. 1569)
1560
Gustav I of Sweden (b. 1496)
1501
Andrew Stewart, Scottish bishop (b. 1442)
1382
'Izz al-Din ibn Rukn al-Din Mahmud, malik of Sistan
1364
Charles I, Duke of Brittany (b. 1319)
1360
Joanna I of Auvergne, queen consort of France (b. 1326)
1304
John de Warenne, 6th Earl of Surrey, English general (b. 1231)
1298
Guido I da Montefeltro, Italian military strategist (b. 1223)
1225
Arnaud Amalric, Papal legate who allegedly promoted mass murder
1186
William of Tyre, Archbishop of Tyre (b. c. 1130)
855
Lothair I, Roman emperor (b. 795)
722
Leudwinus, Frankish archbishop and saint (b. 660)

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