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On This Day in History:  April 10

April 10 is the 100th day of the year (101st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 265 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2019
DOJ 'did not address' lotteries in Wire Act opinion, Deputy AG Rosenstein says in memo. A new memo from the US Department of Justice says that state lotteries are not at all impacted by the DOJ's reinterpretation of the Wire Act, a development that could mean the end of a federal court case brought earlier this year.
2019
UK factory worker claims £71 million EuroMillions lottery jackpot. A factory worker who has won £71 million (US$80 million) in the multi-country EuroMillions lottery is quite happy to admit it "bloody well will" change his life.
2018
Lottery winner says she dreamed about Fantasy 5 jackpot win the night before. For a Michigan woman, her dreams really do come true.
2014
For some, Illinois Lottery app makes ticket-buying too easy. Anti-gambling groups say an Illinois Lottery smartphone app makes playing too convenient and tempting; convenience store owners say it hurts their customer base.
2013
Woman wins $40M, not $40K, sparking wild celebrations. A Canadian woman has won $40 million, not $40,000 as she originally thought, sparking scenes of wild celebration, according to reports.
2012
Maryland Mega Millions winners claim prize anonymously. The Maryland Mega Millions lottery winners are three Maryland public school employees, who split the world's biggest lottery jackpot with two other winners from Kansas and Illinois.
2010
Irish Lottery jackpot up to €15m for tonight's draw. Cash-strapped workers tired of the economic doom and gloom will be rushing to pick up their Ireland Lotto ticket today with tonight's jackpot approaching a cool €15 million (US$20 million).
2007
$75M Texas Lotto winner a 'regular player'. A customer at a League City, Texas, convenience store bought the only winning ticket for Saturday night's $75 million Texas Lotto drawing, lottery spokeswoman Robyn Smith said.
2007
N.C. lottery tickets sold in vending machines. The North Carolina Lottery has started selling scratch-off lottery tickets in vending machines, offering 24 games costing $1 to $10 each.
2007
Mass. Lottery testing new Keno game this week. The Massachusetts State Lottery revs up a new Keno game this week that gives gamblers the chance to place $1 bets on animated stock-car races, complete with roaring engines and spectacular crashes.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$220 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 12, 2006
1.$220 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 12, 2002
3.$189 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 11, 2006
4.$184 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 13, 2016
5.€126.38 Million
US$155.99 Million
Draw Date
Apr 10, 2018
6.€135.47 Million
US$153.17 Million
Draw Date
Apr 13, 2019
7.$150 Million
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Powerball
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Apr 10, 2010
8.$140 Million
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Mega Millions
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Apr 12, 2019
9.$136 Million
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Mega Millions
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Apr 10, 2020
10.$120 Million
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Mega Millions
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Apr 12, 2005
11.$105 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 13, 2010
12.€90 Million
US$99.23 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Apr 10, 2020
13.$94 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 11, 2012
13.$94 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 12, 2014
15.€86.97 Million
US$92.34 Million
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EuroJackpot
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Apr 14, 2017
16.$89 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 11, 2018
17.€83 Million
US$88.02 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Apr 11, 2017
18.$84 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 10, 2019
19.$80 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 12, 2008
19.$80 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 11, 2015
21.€68.64 Million
US$78.21 Million
Draw Date
Apr 12, 2016
22.$78 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 10, 2009
23.$77 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 12, 1995
24.$75 Million
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Apr 10, 2010
25.$74 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 11, 2001

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1992
Friday, Apr 10, 1992
28 years old
1992
Friday, Apr 10, 1992
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1984
Tuesday, Apr 10, 1984
36 years old
1982
Saturday, Apr 10, 1982
38 years old
1981
Friday, Apr 10, 1981
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1980
Thursday, Apr 10, 1980
40 years old
1964
Friday, Apr 10, 1964
56 years old
1959
Friday, Apr 10, 1959
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1959
Friday, Apr 10, 1959
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1957
Wednesday, Apr 10, 1957
63 years old
1957
Wednesday, Apr 10, 1957
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1956
Tuesday, Apr 10, 1956
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1956
Tuesday, Apr 10, 1956
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1955
Sunday, Apr 10, 1955
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1955
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1953
Friday, Apr 10, 1953
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Worldwide Events On This Day

2019
Scientists from the Event Horizon Telescope project announce the first ever image of a black hole, located in the centre of the M87 galaxy
2016
The Paravur temple accident in which a devastating fire caused by the explosion of firecrackers stored for Vishu, kills more than one hundred people out of the thousands gathered for seventh day of Bhadrakali worship.
2016
An earthquake, of 6.6 magnitude, strikes 39 km west-southwest of Ashkasham, shakes up India, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Srinagar and Pakistan.
2010
Polish Air Force Tu-154M crashes near Smolensk, Russia, killing 96 people, including Polish President Lech Kaczyński, his wife, and dozens of other senior officials and dignitaries.
2009
President of Fiji Ratu Josefa Iloilo announces the abrogation of the constitution and assumes all governance in the country, creating a constitutional crisis.
1998
The Good Friday Agreement is signed in Northern Ireland.
1991
Italian ferry MS Moby Prince collides with an oil tanker in dense fog off Livorno, Italy killing 140.
1991
A rare tropical storm develops in the South Atlantic Ocean near Angola; the first to be documented by satellites.
1988
The Ojhri Camp explosion kills or injures more than 1,000 people in Rawalpindi and Islamabad.
1979
Red River Valley tornado outbreak: A tornado lands in Wichita Falls, Texas killing 42 people.
1973
Invicta International Airlines Flight 435 crashes in a snowstorm on approach to Basel, Switzerland killing 108 people.
1972
Tombs containing bamboo slips, among them Sun Tzu's Art of War and Sun Bin's lost military treatise, are accidentally discovered by construction workers in Shandong.
1972
Vietnam War: For the first time since November 1967, American B-52 bombers reportedly begin bombing North Vietnam.
1971
Ping-pong diplomacy: In an attempt to thaw relations with the United States, China hosts the U.S. table tennis team for a week-long visit.
1970
Paul McCartney announces that he is leaving The Beatles for personal and professional reasons.
1968
The TEV Wahine, a New Zealand ferry sinks in Wellington harbour due to a fierce storm - the strongest winds ever in Wellington. Out of the 734 people on board, fifty-three died.
1963
One hundred twenty-nine American sailors die when the submarine USS Thresher sinks at sea.
1957
The Suez Canal is reopened for all shipping after being closed for three months.
1944
Rudolf Vrba and Alfréd Wetzler escape from Birkenau death camp.
1941
World War II: The Axis powers establish the Independent State of Croatia.
1939
Alcoholics Anonymous, A.A.'s "Big Book" is first published.
1925
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald is first published in New York City, by Charles Scribner's Sons.
1919
Mexican Revolution leader Emiliano Zapata is ambushed and shot dead by government forces in Morelos.
1916
The Professional Golfers' Association of America (PGA) is created in New York City.
1912
RMS Titanic sets sail from Southampton, England on her maiden and only voyage.
1887
On Easter Sunday, Pope Leo XIII authorizes the establishment of the Catholic University of America.
1872
The first Arbor Day is celebrated in Nebraska.
1868
At Arogee in Abyssinia, British and Indian forces defeat an army of Emperor Tewodros II. While 700 Ethiopians are killed and many more injured, only two British/Indian troops die.
1866
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) is founded in New York City by Henry Bergh.
1865
American Civil War: A day after his surrender to Union forces, Confederate General Robert E. Lee addresses his troops for the last time.
1864
Archduke Maximilian of Habsburg is proclaimed emperor of Mexico during the French intervention in Mexico.
1858
After the original Big Ben, a 14.5 tonnes (32,000 lb) bell for the Palace of Westminster, had cracked during testing, it is recast into the current 13.76 tonnes (30,300 lb) bell by Whitechapel Bell Foundry.
1826
The 10,500 inhabitants of the Greek town of Missolonghi begin leaving the town after a year's siege by Turkish forces. Very few of them survive.
1821
Patriarch Gregory V of Constantinople is hanged by the Ottoman government from the main gate of the Patriarchate and his body is thrown into the Bosphorus.
1816
The Federal government of the United States approves the creation of the Second Bank of the United States.
1815
The Mount Tambora volcano begins a three-month-long eruption, lasting until July 15. The eruption ultimately kills 71,000 people and affects Earth's climate for the next two years.
1809
Napoleonic Wars: The War of the Fifth Coalition begins when forces of the Austrian Empire invade Bavaria.
1741
War of the Austrian Succession: Prussia gains control of Silesia at the Battle of Mollwitz.
1710
The Statute of Anne, the first law regulating copyright, comes into force in Great Britain.
1606
The Virginia Company of London is established by royal charter by James I of England with the purpose of establishing colonial settlements in North America.
1500
Ludovico Sforza is captured by Swiss troops at Novara and is handed over to the French.
1407
Deshin Shekpa, 5th Karmapa Lama visits the Ming dynasty capital at Nanjing. He is awarded the title "Great Treasure Prince of Dharma".
837
Halley's Comet makes its closest approach to Earth at a distance equal to 0.0342 AU (5.1 million kilometres/3.2 million miles).
428
Nestorius becomes the Patriarch of Constantinople.

Births On This Day

2001
Ky Baldwin, Australian singer and actor
1998
Anna Pogorilaya, Russian figure skater
1996
Thanasi Kokkinakis, Australian tennis player
1996
Audrey Whitby, American actress
1995
Ian Nelson, American actor
1993
Sofia Carson, American singer and actress
1992
Jack Buchanan, Australian rugby league player
1992
Sadio Mané, Senegalese footballer
1992
Daisy Ridley, English actress
1991
AJ Michalka, American actress and singer
1990
Ben Amos, English footballer
1990
Andile Jali, South African footballer
1990
Ricky Leutele, Australian-Samoan rugby league player
1990
Maren Morris, American singer
1990
Alex Pettyfer, English actor
1988
Chris Heston, American baseball pitcher
1988
Haley Joel Osment, American actor
1987
Shay Mitchell, Canadian actress and model
1987
Hayley Westenra, New Zealand soprano
1986
Olivia Borlée, Belgian sprinter
1986
Fernando Gago, Argentine footballer
1986
Corey Kluber, American baseball pitcher
1986
Vincent Kompany, Belgian footballer
1986
Tore Reginiussen, Norwegian footballer
1986
Andrei Strelnikov, Russian footballer
1985
Barkhad Abdi, Somali-American actor and director
1985
Willo Flood, Irish footballer
1985
Jesús Gámez, Spanish footballer
1985
Dion Phaneuf, Canadian ice hockey player
1984
Faustina Agolley, Ghanaian/Chinese Malaysian English-Australian television host and producer
1984
Jeremy Barrett, American figure skater
1984
Mandy Moore, English/Irish/Russian-American singer-songwriter and actress
1984
David Obua, Ugandan footballer
1984
Damien Perquis, French-Polish footballer
1984
Gonzalo Javier Rodríguez, Argentinian footballer
1983
Jamie Chung, American actress
1983
Andrew Dost, American guitarist and songwriter
1983
Ryan Merriman, American actor
1983
Hannes Sigurðsson, Icelandic footballer
1982
Andre Ethier, American baseball player
1982
Chyler Leigh, American actress and singer
1981
Laura Bell Bundy, American actress and singer
1981
Liz McClarnon, English singer and dancer
1981
Michael Pitt, American actor, model and musician
1981
Alexei Semenov, Russian ice hockey player
1980
Sean Avery, Canadian ice hockey player and model
1980
Charlie Hunnam, English actor
1980
Shao Jiayi, Chinese footballer
1980
Kasey Kahne, American race car driver
1980
Bryce Soderberg, American singer-songwriter and bass player
1979
Iván Alonso, Uruguayan footballer
1979
Kenyon Coleman, American football player
1979
Rachel Corrie, American author and activist (d. 2003)
1979
Tsuyoshi Domoto, Japanese singer-songwriter and actor
1979
Sophie Ellis-Bextor, English singer-songwriter
1979
Peter Kopteff, Finnish footballer
1978
Sir Christus, Finnish guitarist
1977
Stephanie Sheh, Taiwanese-American voice actress, director, and producer
1976
Clare Buckfield, English actress
1976
Yoshino Kimura, Japanese actress and singer
1976
Sara Renner, Canadian skier
1975
Chris Carrabba, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1975
Terrence Lewis, Indian dancer and choreographer
1975
David Harbour, American actor
1974
Eric Greitens, American soldier, author and politician
1974
Petros Passalis, Greek footballer
1973
Guillaume Canet, French actor and director
1973
Roberto Carlos, Brazilian footballer and manager
1973
Aidan Moffat, Scottish singer-songwriter
1973
Christopher Simmons, Canadian-American graphic designer, author, and academic
1972
Ian Harvey, Australian cricketer
1972
Priit Kasesalu, Estonian computer programmer, co-created Skype
1972
Gordon Buchanan, Scottish film maker
1971
Brad William Henke, American football player and actor
1971
Indro Olumets, Estonian footballer and coach
1971
Al Reyes, Dominican-American baseball player
1970
Enrico Ciccone, Canadian ice hockey player
1970
Leonard Doroftei, Romanian-Canadian boxer
1970
Kenny Lattimore, American singer-songwriter
1970
Q-Tip, American rapper, producer, and actor
1969
Steve Glasson, Australian lawn bowler
1969
Ekaterini Koffa, Greek sprinter
1968
Metin Göktepe, Turkish photographer and journalist (d. 1996)
1968
Orlando Jones, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
1967
Donald Dufresne, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1967
David Rovics, American singer-songwriter
1966
Steve Claridge, English footballer, manager, and sportscaster
1965
Tim Alexander, American drummer and songwriter
1963
Warren DeMartini, American guitarist and songwriter
1963
Jeff Gray, American baseball player and coach
1963
Doris Leuthard, Swiss lawyer and politician, 162nd President of the Swiss Confederation
1962
Steve Tasker, American football player and sportscaster
1961
Nicky Campbell, Scottish broadcaster and journalist
1961
Joe Cole, American roadie and author (d. 1991)
1961
Carole Goble, English computer scientist and academic
1961
Mark Jones, American basketball player
1960
Steve Bisciotti, American businessman, co-founded Allegis Group
1960
Katrina Leskanich, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1960
Terry Teagle, American basketball player
1959
Babyface, American singer-songwriter and producer
1959
Yvan Loubier, Canadian economist and politician
1959
Brian Setzer, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1958
Bob Bell, Northern Irish engineer
1958
Yefim Bronfman, Uzbek-American pianist
1958
Brigitte Holzapfel, German high jumper
1957
Aliko Dangote, Nigerian businessman, founded Dangote Group
1957
John M. Ford, American author and poet (d. 2006)
1957
Steve Gustafson, Spanish-American bass player
1957
Rosemary Hill, English historian and author
1956
Carol V. Robinson, English chemist and academic
1955
Lesley Garrett, English soprano and actress
1954
Paul Bearer, American wrestler and manager (d. 2013)
1954
Anne Lamott, American author and educator
1954
Peter MacNicol, American actor
1954
Juan Williams, Panamanian-American journalist and author
1953
David Moorcroft, English runner and businessman
1953
Pamela Wallin, Swedish-Canadian journalist, academic, and politician
1952
Narayan Rane, Indian politician, 16th Chief Minister of Maharashtra
1952
Masashi Sada, Japanese singer, lyricist, composer, novelist, actor, and producer
1952
Steven Seagal, American actor, producer, and martial artist
1951
David Helvarg, American journalist and activist
1950
Ken Griffey, Sr., American baseball player and manager
1950
Eddie Hazel, American guitarist (d. 1992)
1949
Daniel Mangeas, French banker and sportscaster
1949
Eric Troyer, American singer-songwriter, keyboardist and guitarist
1948
Mel Blount, American football player
1947
David A. Adler, American author and educator
1947
Bunny Wailer, Jamaican singer-songwriter and drummer
1946
David Angell, American screenwriter and producer (d. 2001)
1946
Bob Watson, American baseball player and manager
1946
Adolf Winkelmann, German director, producer, and screenwriter
1945
Kevin Berry, Australian swimmer (d. 2006)
1943
Andrzej Badeński, Polish-German sprinter (d. 2008)
1943
Margaret Pemberton, English author
1942
Nick Auf der Maur, Canadian journalist and politician (d. 1998)
1942
Ian Callaghan, English footballer
1942
Stuart Dybek, American novelist, short story writer, and poet
1941
Harold Long, Canadian politician (d. 2013)
1941
Paul Theroux, American novelist, short story writer, and travel writer
1940
Gloria Hunniford, British radio and television host
1939
Claudio Magris, Italian scholar, author, and translator
1938
Don Meredith, American football player and sportscaster (d. 2010)
1937
Bella Akhmadulina, Soviet and Russian poet, short story writer, and translator (d. 2010)
1936
John Howell, English long jumper
1936
John Madden, American football player, coach, and sportscaster
1936
Bobbie Smith, American singer (d. 2013)
1935
John A. Bennett, American soldier (d. 1961)
1935
Patrick Garland, English actor and director (d. 2013)
1935
Peter Hollingworth, Australian bishop, 23rd Governor General of Australia
1934
David Halberstam, American journalist and author (d. 2007)
1933
Rokusuke Ei, Japanese composer and author (d. 2016)
1933
Helen McElhone, Scottish politician (d. 2013)
1932
Delphine Seyrig, Swiss/Alsatian French actress (d. 1990)
1932
Omar Sharif, Egyptian actor and screenwriter (d. 2015)
1931
Kishori Amonkar, Indian classical vocalist (d. 2017)
1930
Claude Bolling, French pianist, composer, and actor
1930
Dolores Huerta, American activist, co-founded the United Farm Workers
1929
Mike Hawthorn, English race car driver (d. 1959)
1929
Liz Sheridan, American actress
1929
Max von Sydow, Swedish-French actor
1927
Norma Candal, Puerto Rican-American actress (d. 2006)
1927
Marshall Warren Nirenberg, American biochemist and geneticist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2010)
1926
Jacques Castérède, French pianist and composer (d. 2014)
1926
Junior Samples, American comedian (Hee Haw) (d. 1983)
1925
Linda Goodman, American astrologer and author (d. 1995)
1925
Angelo Poffo, American wrestler and promoter (d. 2010)
1924
Kenneth Noland, American soldier and painter (d. 2010)
1923
Roger Gaillard, Haitian historian and author (d. 2000)
1923
Jane Kean, American actress and singer (d. 2013)
1923
Floyd Simmons, American decathlete and actor (d. 2008)
1923
John Watkins, South African cricketer
1921
Chuck Connors, American baseball player and actor (d. 1992)
1921
Jake Warren, Canadian soldier and diplomat, Canadian Ambassador to the United States (d. 2008)
1921
Sheb Wooley, American singer-songwriter and actor (d. 2003)
1919
John Houbolt, American engineer and academic (d. 2014)
1917
Jagjit Singh Lyallpuri, Indian politician (d. 2013)
1917
Robert Burns Woodward, American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1979)
1916
Lee Jung-seob, Korean painter (d. 1956)
1915
Harry Morgan, American actor and director (d. 2011)
1915
Leo Vroman, Dutch-American hematologist, poet, and illustrator (d. 2014)
1914
Jack Badcock, Australian cricketer (d. 1982)
1913
Stefan Heym, German-American soldier and author (d. 2001)
1912
Boris Kidrič, Austrian-Slovenian politician, 1st Prime Minister of Slovenia (d. 1953)
1911
Martin Denny, American pianist and composer (d. 2005)
1911
Maurice Schumann, French journalist and politician, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs for France (d. 1998)
1910
Margaret Clapp, American scholar and academic (d. 1974)
1910
Helenio Herrera, Argentinian footballer and manager (d. 1997)
1910
Paul Sweezy, American economist and publisher, founded the Monthly Review (d. 2004)
1906
Steve Anderson, American hurdler (d. 1988)
1903
Clare Turlay Newberry, American author and illustrator (d. 1970)
1901
Dhananjay Ramchandra Gadgil, Indian economist (d. 1971)
1900
Arnold Orville Beckman, American chemist, inventor, and philanthropist (d. 2004)
1897
Prafulla Chandra Sen, Indian accountant and politician, 3rd Chief Minister of West Bengal (d. 1990)
1894
Ben Nicholson, British painter (d. 1982)
1893
Otto Steinböck, Austrian zoologist (d. 1969)
1891
Frank Barson, English footballer and coach (d. 1968)
1889
Louis Rougier, French philosopher from the Vienna Circle (d. 1982)
1887
Bernardo Houssay, Argentinian physiologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1971)
1886
Johnny Hayes, American runner and trainer (d. 1965)
1880
Frances Perkins, American sociologist, academic, and politician, 4th United States Secretary of Labor (d. 1965)
1880
Montague Summers, English clergyman and author (d. 1948)
1879
Bernhard Gregory, Estonian-German chess player (d. 1939)
1879
Coenraad Hiebendaal, Dutch rower and physician (d. 1921)
1877
Alfred Kubin, Austrian author and illustrator (d. 1959)
1873
Kyösti Kallio, Finnish farmer, banker, and politician, 4th President of Finland (d. 1940)
1868
George Arliss, English actor and playwright (d. 1946)
1868
Asriel Günzig, Moravian rabbi (d. 1931)
1867
George William Russell, Irish author, poet, and painter (d. 1935)
1865
Jack Miner, American-Canadian farmer, hunter, and environmentalist (d. 1944)
1864
Eugen d'Albert, Scottish-German pianist and composer (d. 1932)
1847
Joseph Pulitzer, Hungarian-American journalist, publisher, and politician, founded Pulitzer, Inc. (d. 1911)
1829
William Booth, English minister, founded The Salvation Army (d. 1912)
1827
Lew Wallace, American general, lawyer, and politician, 11th Governor of New Mexico Territory (d. 1905)
1806
Juliette Drouet, French actress (d. 1883)
1806
Leonidas Polk, Scottish-American general and bishop (d. 1884)
1794
Matthew C. Perry, English-Scottish American commander (d. 1858)
1778
William Hazlitt, English essayist and critic (d. 1830)
1769
Jean Lannes, French marshal (d. 1809)
1762
Giovanni Aldini, Italian physicist and academic (d. 1834)
1755
Samuel Hahnemann, German-French physician and academic (d. 1843)
1713
John Whitehurst, English geologist and clockmaker (d. 1788)
1707
Michel Corrette, French organist, composer, and author (d. 1795)
1704
Benjamin Heath, English scholar and author (d. 1766)
1656
René Lepage de Sainte-Claire, French-Canadian settler, founded Rimouski (d. 1718)
1651
Ehrenfried Walther von Tschirnhaus, German mathematician, physicist, and physician (d. 1708)
1603
Christian, Prince-Elect of Denmark (d. 1647)
1583
Hugo Grotius, Dutch philosopher and jurist (d. 1645)
1579
Augustus II, duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg (d. 1666)
1512
James V, king of Scotland (d. 1542)
1487
William I, count of Nassau-Dillenburg (d. 1559)
1480
Philibert II, duke of Savoy (d. 1504)
1472
Margaret of York, English princess (d. 1472)
1018
Nizam al-Mulk, Persian scholar and vizier (d. 1092)
401
Theodosius II, Roman emperor (d. 450)

Deaths On This Day

2016
Howard Marks, Welsh cannabis smuggler, writer, and legalisation campaigner (b. 1945)
2015
Richie Benaud, Australian cricketer and sportscaster (b. 1930)
2015
Raúl Héctor Castro, Mexican-American politician and diplomat, 14th Governor of Arizona (b. 1916)
2015
Judith Malina, German-American actress and director, co-founded The Living Theatre (b. 1926)
2015
Rose Francine Rogombé, Gabonese lawyer and politician, President of Gabon (b. 1942)
2015
Peter Walsh, Australian farmer and politician, 6th Australian Minister for Finance (b. 1935)
2014
Dominique Baudis, French journalist and politician (b. 1947)
2014
Jim Flaherty, Canadian lawyer and politician, 37th Canadian Minister of Finance (b. 1949)
2014
Richard Hoggart, English author and academic (b. 1918)
2014
Sue Townsend, English author and playwright (b. 1946)
2013
Lorenzo Antonetti, Italian cardinal (b. 1922)
2013
Raymond Boudon, French sociologist and academic (b. 1934)
2013
Binod Bihari Chowdhury, Bangladeshi activist (b. 1911)
2013
Robert Edwards, English physiologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1925)
2013
Olive Lewin, Jamaican anthropologist, musicologist, and author (b. 1927)
2013
Gordon Thomas, English cyclist (b. 1921)
2013
Angela Voigt, German long jumper (b. 1951)
2012
Raymond Aubrac, French engineer and activist (b. 1914)
2012
Barbara Buchholz, German theremin player and composer (b. 1959)
2012
Lili Chookasian, Armenian-American operatic singer (b. 1921)
2012
Luis Aponte Martínez, Puerto Rican cardinal (b. 1922)
2012
Akin Omoboriowo, Nigerian lawyer and politician (b. 1932)
2010
Casualties in the 2010 Polish Air Force Tu-154 crash included: Ryszard Kaczorowski, Polish soldier and politician, 6th President of the Republic of Poland (b. 1919)
2010
Casualties in the 2010 Polish Air Force Tu-154 crash included: Maria Kaczyńska, Polish economist, First Lady of Poland (b. 1942)
2010
Casualties in the 2010 Polish Air Force Tu-154 crash included: Lech Kaczyński, Polish lawyer and politician, 4th President of Poland (b. 1949)
2010
Casualties in the 2010 Polish Air Force Tu-154 crash included: Anna Walentynowicz, Ukrainian-Polish journalist and activist (b. 1929)
2010
Dixie Carter, American actress and singer (b. 1939)
2009
Deborah Digges, American poet and educator (b. 1950)
2007
Charles Philippe Leblond, French-Canadian biologist and academic (b. 1910)
2007
Dakota Staton, American singer (b. 1930)
2005
Norbert Brainin, Austrian violinist (b. 1923)
2005
Scott Gottlieb, American drummer (b. 1970)
2005
Archbishop Iakovos of America (b. 1911)
2005
Al Lucas, American football player (b. 1978)
2005
Wally Tax, Dutch singer-songwriter (b. 1948)
2004
Jacek Kaczmarski, Polish singer-songwriter, guitarist, and poet (b. 1957)
2004
Sakıp Sabancı, Turkish businessman and philanthropist, founded Sabancı Holding (b. 1933)
2003
Little Eva, American singer (b. 1943)
2000
Peter Jones, English actor and screenwriter (b. 1920)
2000
Larry Linville, American actor (b. 1939)
1999
Heinz Fraenkel-Conrat, German-American biochemist and physician (b. 1910)
1999
Jean Vander Pyl, American actress and voice artist (b. 1919)
1998
Seraphim of Athens, Greek archbishop (b. 1913)
1997
Michael Dorris, American author and academic (b. 1945)
1995
Morarji Desai, Indian politician, 4th Prime Minister of India (b. 1896)
1994
Sam B. Hall, Jr., American lawyer, judge, and politician (b. 1924)
1993
Chris Hani, South African activist and politician (b. 1942)
1992
Sam Kinison, American comedian and actor (b. 1953)
1991
Kevin Peter Hall, American actor (b. 1955)
1991
Martin Hannett, English guitarist and producer (b. 1948)
1991
Natalie Schafer, American actress (b. 1900)
1986
Linda Creed, American singer-songwriter (b. 1948)
1983
Issam Sartawi, Palestinian activist (b. 1935)
1981
Howard Thurman, American author, philosopher and civil rights activist (b. 1899)
1980
Kay Medford, American actress and singer (b. 1919)
1979
Nino Rota, Italian pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1911)
1978
Hjalmar Mäe, Estonian politician (b. 1901)
1975
Walker Evans, American photographer (b. 1903)
1975
Marjorie Main, American actress (b. 1890)
1969
Harley Earl, American businessman (b. 1893)
1968
Gustavs Celmiņš, Latvian lieutenant and politician (b. 1899)
1966
Evelyn Waugh, English soldier, novelist, journalist and critic (b. 1903)
1965
Lloyd Casner, American race car driver, founded Casner Motor Racing Division (b. 1928)
1965
Linda Darnell, American actress (b. 1923)
1962
Michael Curtiz, Hungarian-American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1886)
1962
Stuart Sutcliffe, Scottish artist and musician (b. 1940)
1960
André Berthomieu, French director and screenwriter (b. 1903)
1958
Chuck Willis, American singer-songwriter (b. 1928)
1955
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, French priest, theologian, and philosopher (b. 1881)
1954
Auguste Lumière, French director and producer (b. 1862)
1954
Oscar Mathisen, Norwegian speed skater (b. 1888)
1950
Fevzi Çakmak, Turkish field marshal and politician, 2nd Prime Minister of Turkey (b. 1876)
1947
Charles Nordhoff, English-American lieutenant and author (b. 1887)
1945
Hendrik Nicolaas Werkman, Dutch printer and typographer (b. 1882)
1943
Andreas Faehlmann, Estonian-German sailor and engineer (b. 1898)
1942
Carl Schenstrøm, Danish actor and director (b. 1881)
1938
King Oliver, American cornet player and bandleader (b. 1885)
1935
Rosa Campbell Praed, Australian novelist (b. 1851)
1931
Kahlil Gibran, Lebanese-American poet, painter, and philosopher (b. 1883)
1920
Moritz Cantor, German mathematician and historian (b. 1829)
1919
Emiliano Zapata, Mexican general (b. 1879)
1909
Algernon Charles Swinburne, English poet, playwright, novelist, and critic (b. 1837)
1904
Isabella II, Spanish queen (b. 1830)
1871
Lucio Norberto Mansilla, Argentinian general and politician (b. 1789)
1823
Karl Leonhard Reinhold, Austrian philosopher and academic (b. 1757)
1813
Joseph-Louis Lagrange, Italian mathematician and astronomer (b. 1736)
1806
Horatio Gates, English-American general (b. 1727)
1786
John Byron, English admiral and politician, 24th Commodore Governor of Newfoundland (b. 1723)
1760
Jean Lebeuf, French historian and author (b. 1687)
1756
Giacomo Antonio Perti, Italian composer (b. 1661)
1704
William Egon of Fürstenberg, German cardinal (b. 1629)
1667
Jan Marek Marci, Czech physician and author (b. 1595)
1646
Santino Solari, Swiss architect and sculptor (b. 1576)
1644
William Brewster, English official and pilgrim leader (b. 1566)
1640
Agostino Agazzari, Italian composer and theorist (b. 1578)
1619
Thomas Jones, English-Irish archbishop and politician, Lord Chancellor of Ireland (b. 1550)
1601
Mark Alexander Boyd, Scottish soldier and poet (b. 1562)
1599
Gabrielle d'Estrées, French mistress of Henry IV of France (b. 1571)
1598
Jacopo Mazzoni, Italian philosopher (b. 1548)
1585
Gregory XIII, pope of the Catholic Church (b. 1502)
1545
Costanzo Festa, Italian composer
1533
Frederick I, king of Denmark and Norway (b. 1471)
1500
Michael Tarchaniota Marullus, Greek scholar and poet
1362
Maud, English noblewoman (b. 1339)
1309
Elisabeth von Rapperswil, Swiss countess (b. 1261)
1282
Ahmad Fanakati, chief minister under Kublai Khan
1216
Eric X, king of Sweden (b. 1180)
1008
Notker of Liège, French bishop (b. 940)
948
Hugh of Arles, king of Italy
943
Landulf I, prince of Benevento and Capua
879
Louis the Stammerer, king of West Francia (b. 846)