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On This Day in History:  April 25

April 25 is the 115th day of the year (116th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 250 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2019
Thinking of going off the grid after winning the lottery? Not so fast. Everyone dreams of it: having a small piece of paper with the right numbers printed on it and winning the life-changing $200 million, $700 million or $1 billion jackpot. But what happens after you win?
2018
$1.5M Hoosier Lotto ticket to expire Thursday. Indiana lottery players check your tickets: a lottery ticket worth more than a million bucks is about to expire.
2018
Massachusetts lottery profits down 8 percent. Even with sales up more than 3 percent through nine months of the fiscal year, the Massachusetts Lottery has seen an almost 8 percent drop in profits so far this year, the executive director reported Tuesday.
2017
Mega Millions lottery tickets double to $2 starting in October. Five years after Powerball lottery ticket prices were increased to $2, the multi-state Mega Millions game is following suit.
2016
Florida Lottery's new Wheel of Fortune scratch-off game sets sales records. The Florida announced last week that Scratch-Off ticket sales for the newest $5 Scratch-Off game, Wheel of Fortune, exceeded $6.1 million in its first week, setting a record for the highest first week of sales by any game at that price point.
2015
Former Georgia Lottery official files whistleblower lawsuit. A former top finance official with the Georgia Lottery has filed a whistleblower lawsuit claiming that he was fired after refusing to present inflated sales projections.
2015
New York man accused of running lottery con game. A Rochester, New York, man has been accused of running a lottery con game in which three senior citizens were persuaded to send him a total of $138,000 in order to claim their mega-bucks winnings.
2013
N.J. treasurer says lottery privatization plan won't lead to layoffs. The New Jersey state treasurer today defended the Christie administration's plan to privatize parts of the New Jersey Lottery and said he does "not anticipate" it leading to layoffs.
2012
Lottery Post ranked among biggest lotto Web sites in March. The record $656 million Mega Millions jackpot on March 30 caused a huge lift in traffic to lottery-related Web sites, according to the latest comScore Media Metrix report released today, with LotteryPost.com cited among the industry's biggest winners.
2011
True to promise, pals share $1 million lottery jackpot. Two friends who agreed to play the lottery together and split any prizes won are honoring their agreement and splitting a $1 million jackpot.
2011
Arkansas Lottery partners with grocery chain on vending machines. An Ohio-based grocery store chain has signed a contract with the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery to sell lottery tickets through vending machines.
2011
N.M. lottery celebrates anniversary, tackles challenges. New Mexico Lottery officials this month are celebrating the 15th birthday of the lottery program with a special anniversary scratcher ticket and a new ad campaign.
2011
Robbery suspects caught on tape redeeming stolen lottery tickets. Cops are looking for a man who has been caught on tape redeeming stolen California lottery tickets.
2008
Lottery winner facing tax fraud trial dies. Former lottery multi-millionaire Alex Toth, who was broke and facing tax fraud charges, has died at the age of 60.
2008
Before drawing, lottery finalists agree to split jackpot. Eight of the ten finalists in the Maine Lottery's $2.5 million Extravaganza Instant Ticket game agreed to split the spoils from a live drawing held Thursday at the Augusta Civic Center.
2008
$13 million Florida Lotto winner dies a pauper. A former Florida Lotto multi-millionaire has died nearly broke.
2007
$800,000 lottery ticket now worthless. Somebody, somewhere, in the lint trap of a clothes dryer, or maybe on the floorboards of a pickup truck, has a scrap of paper that was worth $800,000 -- but is now worthless.
2007
N.C. Woman Still Waiting For Lottery Payout. A North Carolina woman thought she'd gotten extra money in March when she won the N.C. Education Lottery for $500, but weeks later she still has not been paid.
2007
Man charged in lottery ticket theft case. If you bought a lottery ticket at Valley Supreme Liquors in Pine Bush, New York, and lost, you might want to blame the clerk who sold it to you.
2007
Mega Millions lottery winner won't change lifestyle. Sure, she's $1.2 million wealthier than she was a week ago, but Mega Millions winner Terry Zuniga has no plans to exchange her routine for the lifestyle of the rich and famous.
2007
Mass. Lottery's new raffle game to offer $20M top prize. The Massachusetts State Lottery will unveil plans today for its most expensive game yet, a $20 raffle-style ("sweepstakes") drawing.
2007
Lottery Winner Succumbs to Cancer. A man who won $1 million in the lottery shortly after finding out he had terminal cancer has died.
2006
Kentucky Lottery hits record sales in third quarter. The Kentucky Lottery Corp. earned net income of $56.2 million on a record $198.5 million in sales during its third quarter of fiscal 2006.
2006
Arizona Lottery to begin new branding campaign. The Arizona Lottery, will kick off a new stop-action animation television campaign, which "transforms unexpected items into 'characters' engaged in surprising behavior and captures the 'suspense' of playing Scratchers."
2006
N.C. Lottery sales follow expected decline pattern. North Carolina lottery fever is fading, new numbers show.
2006
Top House leader balks at plan to use Pa. lottery for tax relief. A top Pennsylvania House leader said yesterday he didn't like the idea of transferring about $240 million from the state lottery fund to provide property tax and rent rebates this year for senior citizens.
2006
Lottery winners question Calif. Mega Millions prizes. Lottery winners discover that California laws that govern lottery games are different from the 11 other states in Mega Millions.
2005
One lottery ticket wins $205 million Mega Millions jackpot. A Michigan lottery player has won the $205 million grand prize from the latest Mega Millions lotto drawing held on Friday evening.
2004
UK Lottery sales up for the first time in six years. Camelot, the company that runs the National Lottery, will this week reveal that annual sales have risen for the first time in six years.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$282 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 27, 2016
2.$212 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 26, 2019
3.$191 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 27, 2010
4.$186 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 28, 2020
5.$181 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 28, 2009
6.$173 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 25, 2012
7.$166 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 27, 2019
8.€142.21 Million
US$158.63 Million
Draw Date
Apr 27, 2019
9.$158 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 25, 2018
10.$144 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 26, 2008
11.$140 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 27, 2013
12.€98 Million
US$130.03 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
May 1, 2009
13.$120 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 28, 2004
14.$111 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 27, 2018
15.$108 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 26, 2016
16.$103 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 26, 2013
17.$100 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 26, 2017
18.€90 Million
US$99.23 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
May 1, 2020
19.€68 Million
US$94.08 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Apr 25, 2014
20.$88 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 27, 2012
21.$85 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 28, 2015
22.€75 Million
US$84.14 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
May 1, 2015
23.$84 Million
Draw Date
Apr 28, 2010
24.€74.34 Million
US$83.96 Million
Draw Date
Apr 26, 2016
25.$81 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 25, 2000

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1989
Tuesday, Apr 25, 1989
31 years old
1977
Monday, Apr 25, 1977
43 years old
1972
Tuesday, Apr 25, 1972
48 years old
1968
Thursday, Apr 25, 1968
52 years old
1966
Monday, Apr 25, 1966
54 years old
1966
Monday, Apr 25, 1966
54 years old
1962
Wednesday, Apr 25, 1962
58 years old
1962
Wednesday, Apr 25, 1962
58 years old
(year not provided)
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Worldwide Events On This Day

2015
Nearly 9,100 are killed after a massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake strikes Nepal.
2007
Boris Yeltsin's funeral: The first to be sanctioned by the Russian Orthodox Church for a head of state since the funeral of Emperor Alexander III in 1894.
2005
The final piece of the Obelisk of Axum is returned to Ethiopia after being stolen by the invading Italian army in 1937.
2005
Bulgaria and Romania sign accession treaties to join the European Union.
2004
The March for Women's Lives brings between 500,000 and 800,000 protesters, mostly pro-choice, to Washington D.C. to protest the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003, and other restrictions on abortion.
2001
Michele Alboreto is killed while testing an Audi R8 at the Lausitzring in Germany.
1990
Violeta Chamorro takes office as the President of Nicaragua, the first woman to hold the position.
1988
In Israel, John Demjanjuk is sentenced to death for war crimes committed in World War II.
1986
Mswati III is crowned King of Swaziland, succeeding his father Sobhuza II.
1983
Cold War: American schoolgirl Samantha Smith is invited to visit the Soviet Union by its leader Yuri Andropov after he read her letter in which she expressed fears about nuclear war.
1983
Pioneer 10 travels beyond Pluto's orbit.
1982
Israel completes its withdrawal from the Sinai Peninsula per the Camp David Accords.
1981
More than 100 workers are exposed to radiation during repairs of at the Tsuruga Nuclear Power Plant in Japan.
1975
As North Vietnamese forces close in on the South Vietnamese capital Saigon, the Australian Embassy is closed and evacuated, almost ten years to the day since the first Australian troop commitment to South Vietnam.
1974
Carnation Revolution: A leftist military coup in Portugal overthrows the authoritarian-conservative Estado Novo regime and establishes a democratic government.
1972
Vietnam War: Nguyen Hue Offensive: The North Vietnamese 320th Division forces 5,000 South Vietnamese troops to retreat and traps about 2,500 others northwest of Kontum.
1961
Robert Noyce is granted a patent for an integrated circuit.
1960
The United States Navy submarine USS Triton completes the first submerged circumnavigation of the globe.
1959
The Saint Lawrence Seaway, linking the North American Great Lakes and the Atlantic Ocean, officially opens to shipping.
1954
The first practical solar cell is publicly demonstrated by Bell Telephone Laboratories.
1953
Francis Crick and James Watson publish "Molecular Structure of Nucleic Acids: A Structure for Deoxyribose Nucleic Acid" describing the double helix structure of DNA.
1951
Korean War: Assaulting Chinese forces are forced to withdraw after heavy fighting with UN forces, primarily made up of Australian and Canadian troops, at the Battle of Kapyong.
1945
Elbe Day: United States and Soviet troops meet in Torgau along the River Elbe, cutting the Wehrmacht of Nazi Germany in two.
1945
Liberation Day (Italy): The Nazi occupation army surrenders and leaves Northern Italy after a general partisan insurrection by the Italian resistance movement; the puppet fascist regime dissolves and Benito Mussolini is captured after trying to escape. This day was set as a public holiday to celebrate the Liberation of Italy.
1945
United Nations Conference on International Organization: Founding negotiations for the United Nations begin in San Francisco.
1945
The last German troops retreat from Finland's soil in Lapland, ending the Lapland War. Military acts of Second World War end in Finland.
1944
The United Negro College Fund is incorporated.
1940
Merkið, the flag of the Faroe Islands is approved by the British occupation government.
1938
U.S. Supreme Court delivers its opinion in Erie Railroad Co. v. Tompkins and overturns a century of federal common law.
1920
At the San Remo conference, the principal Allied Powers of World War I adopt a resolution to determine the allocation of Class "A" League of Nations mandates for administration of the former Ottoman-ruled lands of the Middle East.
1916
Anzac Day is commemorated for the first time on the first anniversary of the landing at ANZAC Cove.
1915
World War I: The Battle of Gallipoli begins: The invasion of the Turkish Gallipoli Peninsula by British, French, Indian, Newfoundland, Australian and New Zealand troops, begins with landings at Anzac Cove and Cape Helles.
1901
New York becomes the first U.S. state to require automobile license plates.
1898
Spanish-American War: The United States declares war on Spain.
1882
French and Vietnamese troops clashed in Tonkin, when Commandant Henri Rivière seized the citadel of Hanoi with a small force of marine infantry.
1864
American Civil War: The Battle of Marks' Mills.
1862
American Civil War: Forces under U.S. Admiral David Farragut demand the surrender of the Confederate city of New Orleans, Louisiana.
1859
British and French engineers break ground for the Suez Canal.
1849
The Governor General of Canada, Lord Elgin, signs the Rebellion Losses Bill, outraging Montreal's English population and triggering the Montreal Riots.
1846
Thornton Affair: Open conflict begins over the disputed border of Texas, triggering the Mexican-American War.
1829
Charles Fremantle arrives in HMS Challenger off the coast of modern-day Western Australia prior to declaring the Swan River Colony for the United Kingdom.
1804
The western Georgian kingdom of Imereti accepts the suzerainty of the Russian Empire
1792
Highwayman Nicolas J. Pelletier becomes the first person executed by guillotine.
1792
"La Marseillaise" (the French national anthem) is composed by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle.
1707
A coalition of Britain, the Netherlands and Portugal is defeated by a Franco-Spanish army at Almansa (Spain) in the War of the Spanish Succession.
1644
The Chongzhen Emperor, the last Emperor of Ming dynasty China, commits suicide during a peasant rebellion led by Li Zicheng.
1607
Eighty Years' War: The Dutch fleet destroys the anchored Spanish fleet at Gibraltar.
1134
The name Zagreb was mentioned for the first time in the Felician Charter relating to the establishment of the Zagreb Bishopric around 1094.
799
After mistreatment and disfigurement by the citizens of Rome, pope Leo III flees to the Frankish court of king Charlemagne at Paderborn for protection.
775
The Battle of Bagrevand puts an end to an Armenian rebellion against the Abbasid Caliphate. Muslim control over Transcaucasia is solidified and its Islamization begins, while several major Armenian nakharar families lose power and their remnants flee to the Byzantine Empire.
404 BC
Admiral Lysander and King Pausanias of Sparta blockade Athens and bring the Peloponnesian War to a successful conclusion.

Births On This Day

1997
Julius Ertlthaler, Austrian footballer
1996
Mack Horton, Australian swimmer
1995
Lewis Baker, English footballer
1993
Alex Bowman, American race car driver
1993
Daniel Norris, American baseball player
1991
Alex Shibutani, American ice dancer
1990
Jean-Éric Vergne, French race car driver
1990
Taylor Walker, Australian footballer
1989
Marie-Michèle Gagnon, Canadian skier
1989
Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, the 11th Panchen Lama, one of the highest-ranking spiritual leaders in Tibet
1988
James Sheppard, Canadian ice hockey player
1987
Razak Boukari, Togolese footballer
1987
Jay Park, American-South Korean singer-songwriter and dancer
1987
Johann Smith, American soccer player
1986
Alexei Emelin, Russian ice hockey player
1986
Thin Seng Hon, Cambodian Paralympic athlete
1986
Gwen Jorgensen, American triathlete
1986
Claudia Rath, German heptathlete
1985
Giedo van der Garde, Dutch race car driver
1984
Robert Andino, American baseball player
1984
Isaac Kiprono Songok, Kenyan runner
1983
Johnathan Thurston, Australian rugby league player
1983
DeAngelo Williams, American football player
1982
Brian Barton, American baseball player
1982
Monty Panesar, English cricketer
1982
Marco Russo, Italian footballer
1981
Dwone Hicks, American football player
1981
Felipe Massa, Brazilian race car driver
1981
John McFall, English sprinter
1981
Anja Pärson, Swedish skier
1980
Ben Johnston, Scottish drummer and songwriter
1980
James Johnston, Scottish bass player and songwriter
1980
Daniel MacPherson, Australian actor and television host
1980
Bruce Martin, New Zealand cricketer
1980
Kazuhito Tadano, Japanese baseball player
1980
Alejandro Valverde, Spanish cyclist
1978
Matt Walker, English swimmer
1977
Constantinos Christoforou, Cypriot singer-songwriter
1977
Ilias Kotsios, Greek footballer
1977
Marguerite Moreau, American actress and producer
1977
Matthew West, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
1976
Gilberto da Silva Melo, Brazilian footballer
1976
Tim Duncan, American basketball player
1976
Breyton Paulse, South African rugby player
1976
Rainer Schüttler, German tennis player and coach
1975
Jacque Jones, American baseball player and coach
1973
Carlota Castrejana, Spanish triple jumper
1973
Fredrik Larzon, Swedish drummer
1973
Barbara Rittner, German tennis player
1971
Sara Baras, Spanish dancer
1971
Brad Clontz, American baseball player
1970
Jason Lee, American skateboarder, actor, comedian and producer
1969
Joe Buck, American sportscaster
1969
Martin Koolhoven, Dutch director and screenwriter
1969
Darren Woodson, American football player and sportscaster
1969
Renée Zellweger, American actress and producer
1968
Vitaliy Kyrylenko, Ukrainian long jumper
1968
Thomas Strunz, German footballer
1967
Angel Martino, American swimmer
1966
Diego Domínguez, Argentinian-Italian rugby player
1966
Femke Halsema, Dutch sociologist, academic, and politician
1966
Darren Holmes, American baseball player and coach
1966
Erik Pappas, American baseball player and coach
1965
Eric Avery, American bass player and songwriter
1965
Mark Bryant, American basketball player and coach
1965
John Henson, American puppeteer and voice actor (d. 2014)
1964
Hank Azaria, American actor, voice artist, comedian and producer
1964
Andy Bell, English singer-songwriter (Erasure)
1963
Joy Covey, American businesswoman (d. 2013)
1963
Dave Martin, English footballer
1963
David Moyes, Scottish footballer and manager
1963
Bernd Müller, German footballer and manager
1963
Paul Wassif, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
1962
Foeke Booy, Dutch footballer and manager
1961
Dinesh D'Souza, Indian-American journalist and author
1961
Miran Tepeš, Slovenian ski jumper
1960
Paul Baloff, American singer (d. 2002)
1960
Robert Peston, English journalist
1960
Bruce Redman, Australian director, producer, and critic
1959
Paul Madden, English diplomat, British High Commissioner to Australia
1959
Daniel Kash, Canadian actor and director
1959
Tony Phillips, American baseball player (d. 2016)
1958
Fish, Scottish singer-songwriter
1958
Misha Glenny, British journalist
1957
Theo de Rooij, Dutch cyclist and manager
1956
Dominique Blanc, French actress, director, and screenwriter
1956
Abdalla Uba Adamu, Nigerian professor, media scholar
1955
Américo Gallego, Argentinian footballer and coach
1955
Parviz Parastui, Iranian actor and singer
1955
Zev Siegl, American businessman, co-founded Starbucks
1954
Melvin Burgess, English author
1954
Randy Cross, American football player and sportscaster
1954
Róisín Shortall, Irish educator and politician
1953
Ron Clements, American animator, producer, and screenwriter
1953
Gary Cosier, Australian cricketer
1953
Anthony Venables, English economist, author, and academic
1952
Ketil Bjørnstad, Norwegian pianist and composer
1952
Vladislav Tretiak, Russian ice hockey player and coach
1952
Jacques Santini, French footballer and coach
1951
Ian McCartney, Scottish politician, Minister of State for Trade
1950
Donnell Deeny, Northern Irish lawyer and judge
1950
Steve Ferrone, English drummer
1950
Peter Hintze, German politician (d. 2016)
1950
Valentyna Kozyr, Ukrainian high jumper
1949
Vicente Pernía, Argentinian footballer and race car driver
1949
Dominique Strauss-Kahn, French economist, lawyer, and politician, French Minister of Finance
1948
Mike Selvey, English cricketer and sportscaster
1948
Yu Shyi-kun, Taiwanese politician, 39th Premier of the Republic of China
1947
Johan Cruyff, Dutch footballer and manager (d. 2016)
1947
Jeffrey DeMunn, American actor
1946
Talia Shire, American actress
1946
Peter Sutherland, Irish lawyer and politician, Attorney General of Ireland
1946
Vladimir Zhirinovsky, Russian colonel, lawyer, and politician
1945
Stu Cook, American bass player, songwriter, and producer
1945
Richard C. Hoagland, American theorist and author
1945
Björn Ulvaeus, Swedish singer-songwriter and producer
1944
Len Goodman, English dancer
1944
Mike Kogel, German singer-songwriter
1944
Stephen Nickell, English economist and academic
1944
Bruce Ponder, English geneticist and cancer researcher
1943
Tony Christie, English singer-songwriter and actor
1942
Jon Kyl, American lawyer and politician
1941
Bertrand Tavernier, French actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1940
Al Pacino, American actor and director
1939
Tarcisio Burgnich, Italian footballer and manager
1939
Michael Llewellyn-Smith, English academic and diplomat
1939
Robert Skidelsky, Baron Skidelsky, English historian and academic
1939
Veronica Sutherland, English academic and British diplomat
1938
Roger Boisjoly, American aerodynamicist and engineer (d. 2012)
1938
Ton Schulten, Dutch painter and graphic designer
1936
Henck Arron, Surinamese banker and politician, 1st Prime Minister of the Republic of Suriname (d. 2000)
1935
Bob Gutowski, American pole vaulter (d. 1960)
1935
Reinier Kreijermaat, Dutch footballer (d. 2018)
1934
Peter McParland, Northern Irish footballer and manager
1933
Jerry Leiber, American songwriter and producer (d. 2011)
1933
Joyce Ricketts, American baseball player (d. 1992)
1932
Nikolai Kardashev, Russian astrophysicist
1932
Meadowlark Lemon, African-American basketball player and minister (d. 2015)
1932
Lia Manoliu, Romanian discus thrower and politician (d. 1998)
1931
Felix Berezin, Russian mathematician and physicist (d. 1980)
1931
James Fenton, Northern Irish linguist and poet
1931
David Shepherd, English painter and author
1930
Paul Mazursky, American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2014)
1930
Godfrey Milton-Thompson, English admiral and surgeon (d. 2012)
1930
Peter Schulz, German lawyer and politician, Mayor of Hamburg (d. 2013)
1929
Yvette Williams, New Zealand long jumper, shot putter, and discus thrower
1928
Cy Twombly, American-Italian painter and sculptor (d. 2011)
1927
Corín Tellado, Spanish author (d. 2009)
1927
Albert Uderzo, French author and illustrator
1926
Johnny Craig, American author and illustrator (d. 2001)
1926
Gertrude Fröhlich-Sandner, Austrian politician (d. 2008)
1926
Patricia Castell, Argentine actress (d. 2013)
1925
Tony Christopher, Baron Christopher, English trade union leader and businessman
1925
Sammy Drechsel, German comedian and journalist (d. 1986)
1925
Louis O'Neil, Canadian academic and politician (d. 2018)
1924
Ingemar Johansson, Swedish race walker (d. 2009)
1924
Franco Mannino, Italian pianist, composer, director, and playwright (d. 2005)
1924
Paulo Vanzolini, Brazilian singer-songwriter and zoologist (d. 2013)
1923
Francis Graham-Smith, English astronomer and academic
1923
Melissa Hayden, Canadian ballerina (d. 2006)
1923
Albert King, African-American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 1992)
1921
Karel Appel, Dutch painter and sculptor (d. 2006)
1919
Finn Helgesen, Norwegian speed skater (d. 2011)
1918
Graham Payn, South African-born English actor and singer (d. 2005)
1918
Gérard de Vaucouleurs, French-American astronomer and academic (d. 1995)
1918
Astrid Varnay, Swedish-American soprano and actress (d. 2006)
1917
Ella Fitzgerald, American singer (d. 1996)
1917
Jean Lucas, French racing driver (d. 2003)
1916
Jerry Barber, American golfer (d. 1994)
1915
Mort Weisinger, American journalist and author (d. 1978)
1914
Ross Lockridge Jr., American author and academic (d. 1948)
1913
Nikolaos Roussen, Greek captain (d. 1944)
1912
Earl Bostic, African-American saxophonist (d. 1965)
1911
Connie Marrero, Cuban baseball player and coach (d. 2014)
1910
Arapeta Awatere, New Zealand interpreter, military leader, politician, and murderer (d. 1976)
1909
William Pereira, American architect, designed the Transamerica Pyramid (d. 1985)
1908
Edward R. Murrow, American journalist (d. 1965)
1906
William J. Brennan Jr., American colonel and Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court (d. 1997)
1905
George Nepia, New Zealand rugby player and referee (d. 1986)
1903
Andrey Kolmogorov, Russian mathematician and academic (d. 1987)
1902
Werner Heyde, German psychiatrist and academic (d. 1964)
1902
Mary Miles Minter, American actress (d. 1984)
1900
Gladwyn Jebb, English politician and diplomat, Secretary-General of the United Nations (d. 1996)
1900
Wolfgang Pauli, Austrian-Swiss-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1958)
1897
Mary, Princess Royal and Countess of Harewood (d. 1965)
1896
Fred Haney, American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 1977)
1892
Maud Hart Lovelace, American author (d. 1980)
1887
Kojo Tovalou Houénou, Beninese lawyer and critic (d. 1936)
1882
Fred McLeod, Scottish golfer (d. 1976)
1878
William Merz, American gymnast and triathlete (d. 1946)
1876
Jacob Nicol, Canadian publisher, lawyer, and politician (d. 1958)
1874
Guglielmo Marconi, Italian businessman and inventor, developed Marconi's law, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1937)
1874
Ernest Webb, English-Canadian race walker (d. 1937)
1873
Walter de la Mare, English poet, short story writer, and novelist (d. 1956)
1873
Howard Garis, American author, creator of the Uncle Wiggily series of children's stories (d. 1962)
1872
C. B. Fry, English cricketer, footballer, educator, and politician (d. 1956)
1871
Lorne Currie, French-English sailor (d. 1926)
1868
John Moisant, American pilot and engineer (d. 1910)
1862
Edward Grey, 1st Viscount Grey of Fallodon, English ornithologist and politician, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (d. 1933)
1854
Charles Sumner Tainter, American engineer and inventor (d. 1940)
1851
Leopoldo Alas, Spanish author, critic, and academic (d. 1901)
1850
Luise Adolpha Le Beau, German composer and educator (d. 1927)
1849
Felix Klein, German mathematician and academic (d. 1925)
1843
Princess Alice of the United Kingdom (d. 1878)
1776
Princess Mary, Duchess of Gloucester and Edinburgh (d. 1857)
1770
Georg Sverdrup, Norwegian philologist and academic (d. 1850)
1767
Nicolas Oudinot, French general (d. 1847)
1725
Augustus Keppel, 1st Viscount Keppel, English admiral and politician (d. 1786)
1723
Giovanni Marco Rutini, Italian composer (d. 1797)
1710
James Ferguson, Scottish astronomer and author (d. 1776)
1694
Richard Boyle, 3rd Earl of Burlington, English architect and politician, Lord High Treasurer of Ireland (d. 1753)
1666
Johann Heinrich Buttstett, German organist and composer (d. 1727)
1621
Roger Boyle, 1st Earl of Orrery, English soldier and politician (d. 1679)
1599
Oliver Cromwell, English general and politician, Lord Protector of Great Britain (d. 1658)
1529
Francesco Patrizi, Italian philosopher and scientist (d. 1597)
1502
Georg Major, German theologian and academic (d. 1574)
1287
Roger Mortimer, 1st Earl of March, English politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (d. 1330)
1284
Edward II of England (d. 1327)
1228
Conrad IV of Germany (d. 1254)
1214
Louis IX of France (d. 1270)

Deaths On This Day

2018
Madeeha Gauhar, Pakistani actress, playwright and director of social theater, and women's rights activist (b. 1956)
2016
Tom Lewis, Australian politician, 33rd Premier of New South Wales (b. 1922)
2015
Jim Fanning, American-Canadian baseball player and manager (b. 1927)
2015
Matthias Kuhle, German geographer and academic (b. 1948)
2015
Don Mankiewicz, American screenwriter and novelist (b. 1922)
2015
Mike Phillips, American basketball player (b. 1956)
2014
Dan Heap, Canadian priest and politician (b. 1925)
2014
William Judson Holloway Jr., American soldier, lawyer, and judge (b. 1923)
2014
Earl Morrall, American football player and coach (b. 1934)
2014
Tito Vilanova, Spanish footballer and manager (b. 1968)
2014
Stefanie Zweig, German journalist and author (b. 1932)
2013
Brian Adam, Scottish biochemist and politician (b. 1948)
2013
Jacob Avshalomov, American composer and conductor (b. 1919)
2013
György Berencsi, Hungarian virologist and academic (b. 1941)
2013
Rick Camp, American baseball player (b. 1953)
2012
Gerry Bahen, Australian footballer (b. 1929)
2012
Charles G. Hall, American photographer and journalist (b. 1930)
2012
Denny Jones, American rancher and politician (b. 1910)
2012
Moscelyne Larkin, American ballerina and educator (b. 1925)
2012
Louis le Brocquy, Irish painter and illustrator (b. 1916)
2011
Poly Styrene, British musician (b. 1957)
2010
Dorothy Provine, American actress and singer (b. 1935)
2010
Alan Sillitoe, English novelist, short story writer, essayist, and poet (b. 1928)
2009
Bea Arthur, American actress and singer (b. 1922)
2008
Humphrey Lyttelton, English trumpet player, composer, and radio host (b. 1921)
2007
Alan Ball Jr., English footballer and manager (b. 1945)
2007
Arthur Milton, English footballer and cricketer (b. 1928)
2007
Bobby Pickett, American singer-songwriter (b. 1938)
2006
Jane Jacobs, American-Canadian journalist, author, and activist (b. 1916)
2005
Jim Barker, American politician (b. 1935)
2005
Swami Ranganathananda, Indian monk and educator (b. 1908)
2004
Thom Gunn, English-American poet and academic (b. 1929)
2003
Samson Kitur, Kenyan runner (b. 1966)
2002
Lisa Lopes, American rapper and dancer (b. 1971)
2001
Michele Alboreto, Italian race car driver (b. 1956)
2000
Lucien Le Cam, French mathematician and statistician (b. 1924)
2000
David Merrick, American director and producer (b. 1911)
1999
Michael Morris, 3rd Baron Killanin, Irish journalist and author (b. 1914)
1999
Roger Troutman, American singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1951)
1998
Wright Morris, American author and photographer (b. 1910)
1996
Saul Bass, American graphic designer and director (b. 1920)
1995
Art Fleming, American game show host (b. 1925)
1995
Ginger Rogers, American actress, singer, and dancer (b. 1911)
1995
Lev Shankovsky, Ukrainian military historian (b. 1903)
1992
Yutaka Ozaki, Japanese singer-songwriter (b. 1965)
1990
Dexter Gordon, American saxophonist, composer, and actor (b. 1923)
1988
Carolyn Franklin, American singer-songwriter (b. 1944)
1988
Clifford D. Simak, American journalist and author (b. 1904)
1983
William S. Bowdern, American priest and author (b. 1897)
1982
John Cody, American cardinal (b. 1907)
1976
Carol Reed, English director and producer (b. 1906)
1976
Markus Reiner, Israeli engineer and educator (b. 1886)
1975
Mike Brant, Israeli singer and songwriter (b.1947)
1974
Gustavo R. Vincenti, Maltese architect and developer (b. 1888)
1973
Olga Grey, Hungarian-American actress (b. 1896)
1972
George Sanders, English actor (b. 1906)
1970
Anita Louise, American actress (b. 1915)
1961
Robert Garrett, American discus thrower and shot putter (b. 1875)
1945
Huldreich Georg Früh, Swiss composer (b. 1903)
1944
George Herriman, American cartoonist (b. 1880)
1944
Tony Mullane, Irish-American baseball player (b. 1859)
1944
William Stephens, American engineer and politician, 24th Governor of California (b. 1859)
1943
Vladimir Nemirovich-Danchenko, Russian director, producer, and playwright (b. 1858)
1941
Salih Bozok, Turkish commander and politician (b. 1881)
1928
Pyotr Nikolayevich Wrangel, Russian general (b. 1878)
1923
Louis-Olivier Taillon, Canadian lawyer and politician, 8th Premier of Quebec (b. 1840)
1919
Augustus D. Juilliard, American businessman and philanthropist (b. 1836)
1915
Frederick W. Seward, American journalist, lawyer, and politician, 6th United States Assistant Secretary of State (b. 1830)
1913
Joseph-Alfred Archambeault, Canadian bishop (b. 1859)
1911
Emilio Salgari, Italian journalist and author (b. 1862)
1906
John Knowles Paine, American composer and educator (b. 1839)
1892
Henri Duveyrier, French explorer (b. 1840)
1892
Karl von Ditmar, Estonian-German geologist and explorer (b. 1822)
1891
Nathaniel Woodard, English priest and educator (b. 1811)
1890
Crowfoot, Canadian tribal chief (b. 1830)
1878
Anna Sewell, English author (b. 1820)
1875
12th Dalai Lama (b. 1857)
1873
Fyodor Petrovich Tolstoy, Russian painter and sculptor (b. 1783)
1840
Siméon Denis Poisson, French mathematician and physicist (b. 1781)
1800
William Cowper, English poet (b. 1731)
1770
Jean-Antoine Nollet, French minister, physicist, and academic (b. 1700)
1744
Anders Celsius, Swedish astronomer, physicist, and mathematician (b. 1701)
1690
David Teniers the Younger, Flemish painter and educator (b. 1610)
1660
Henry Hammond, English cleric and theologian (b. 1605)
1644
Chongzhen Emperor of China (b. 1611)
1605
Naresuan, Siamese King of Ayutthaya kingdom (b. c. 1555)
1595
Torquato Tasso, Italian poet and songwriter (b. 1544)
1566
Louise Labé, French poet and author (b. 1520)
1566
Diane de Poitiers, mistress of King Henry II of France (b. 1499)
1516
John Yonge, English diplomat (b. 1467)
1472
Leon Battista Alberti, Italian author, poet, and philosopher (b. 1404)
1397
Thomas Holland, 2nd Earl of Kent, English nobleman
1342
Pope Benedict XII (b. 1285)
1295
Sancho IV of Castile (b. 1258)
1264
Roger de Quincy, 2nd Earl of Winchester, medieval English nobleman; Earl of Winchester (b. 1195)
1243
Boniface of Valperga, Bishop of Aosta
1228
Queen Isabella II of Jerusalem (b. 1212)
1217
Hermann I, Landgrave of Thuringia
1185
Emperor Antoku of Japan (b. 1178)
1077
Géza I of Hungary (b. 1040)
1074
Herman I, Margrave of Baden
908
Zhang Wenwei, Chinese chancellor
775
Smbat VII Bagratuni, Armenian prince
775
Mushegh VI Mamikonian, Armenian prince
501
Rusticus, saint and archbishop of Lyon (b. 455)