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On This Day in History:  April 26

April 26 is the 116th day of the year (117th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 249 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2019
North Carolina grandfather gives lottery winnings to granddaughter. A North Carolina woman will be 'lucky for life' and be able to pay for college, thanks to her grandfather.
2019
Tennessee man hits $2 million lottery, says 'I'm still a redneck'. Timothy Seratt has lived paycheck to paycheck his whole life, but after winning $2 million dollars in the Tennessee Lottery this week, he said he'd like to invest and not just "blow of all it".
2019
UK Lottery refuses to pay out £4 million win on suspicions ticket was bought with stolen bank card. UK Lottery officials have refused to pay out a £4 million (US$5.2 million) jackpot to two players who they suspect had purchased the winning ticket with a stolen debit card.
2019
Texas Lottery to add new Fireball feature to Pick 3 and Daily 4. Texas Lottery players will soon have more chances to win when they play Pick 3 and Daily 4 by purchasing Fireball, a new add-on feature for both daily draw games.
2019
Alabama Senate passes lottery bill. Without a vote to spare, a plan to let Alabama voters have their say on a state lottery for the first time in 20 years stayed alive today.
2018
Your dog could be a Tennessee Lottery scratch-off star. The Tennessee Lottery is conducting a "Dog Days of Summer" photo contest through May 7 in search of the next "Tennessee Pup Star."
2017
N.C. man sentenced in Jamaica-based lottery scheme. A 25-year-old man from Charlotte, North Carolina, was sentenced on Monday to two years in federal prison for his role in a Jamaica-based lottery fraud scheme.
2016
$1.6 million lottery payout means 'mortgage-burning party' for N.C. man. A Liberty, North Carolina, man says he plans to pay off the mortgage on his home after his "Millionaire Bucks" win.
2015
Court rules grandmother, 90, will receive $1.85 instead of $41M jackpot. A 90-year-old grandmother will not receive the $41 million jackpot she thought she won at an Iowa slot machine after the state supreme court ruled her wining pull was caused by a software error.
2015
£36 million EuroMillions lottery jackpot claimed in UK. A United Kingdom ticket-holder has come forward to claim Friday night's EuroMillions jackpot of more than £36 million (US$54.7 million).
2014
Ohio Lottery considering offering a $50 instant ticket. A $50 instant lottery ticket may be in the future, say Ohio Lottery officials buoyed by the success of the agency's first $30 instant ticket.
2013
Prosecution calling last witnesses for $5M lottery theft trial. Prosecutor Beth Van Doren has called 11 out of 15 potential witnesses to the stand in the Onondaga County Court trial of two brothers accused of stealing a winning $5 million lottery ticket.
2012
Lottery leaders convene in D.C. to discuss future of games. This week leaders from nearly every U.S. and Canadian lottery met in Washington, D.C. at the annual La Fleur's Lottery Symposium to discuss the future of government lotteries, especially with regard to Internet sales and play.
2010
New Maryland Lottery Director appointed. Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley Friday announced the appointment of Stephen L. Martino as director of the Maryland State Lottery Agency.
2009
Kansas Lottery is first in the world to offer electronic PushPlay. The Kansas Lottery is the first lottery in the world to offer its players a next generation lottery product called PushPlay.
2009
A Nevada Lottery? The Line Forms in California. Despite being surrounded by the world's most famous casinos as well as slot machines in almost every corner convenience store, Nevadans love playing the numbers. But the state is one of just seven that still prohibit lotteries.
2009
'Team effort' leads to winning lottery ticket. Adam and Mandy Clark discovered they had an unplanned $350,000 tax bill on April 15, and they're thrilled.
2008
Lottery Post member asks "Mr. Lotto". A Lottery Post member asks columnist "Mr. Lotto" about the mysterious green ball, the 21st number drawn, in New York's Quick Draw game.
2007
$19M N.J. Lottery jackpot goes unclaimed. The State of New Jersey became $10.8 million richer yesterday when no one came forward to redeem a lottery ticket worth that much from a Pick 6 drawing a year ago.
2006
Lottery scammer busted by Border Patrol. A woman accused in Illinois and Florida scams and featured on the TV show "America's Most Wanted" was arrested in El Paso, Texas, a report said Wednesday.
2006
Mega Millions lottery jackpot raised to $30 million. The jackpot for Friday's Mega Millions lottery drawing has grown to $30 million.
2006
Oregon Gov. signs bill sending lottery funds to schools. At Roosevelt Elementary School in Medford, Oregon, Gov. Ted Kulongoski was joined Tuesday by students, teachers, education leaders and legislators for the signing of House Bill 3510, which dedicates an additional $42.2 million in state lottery money to all 198 Oregon school districts for the 2006-07 school year.
2006
Lotto Scam Clears One Woman's Bank Account. A North Carolina woman is out almost five thousand dollars because of a lottery scam targeting local residents.
2005
One lottery ticket wins $37.5 million Illinois Lotto jackpot. A single player has won the $37.5 million grand prize from the latest drawing of the Illinois State Lottery's Lotto game.
2005
$1.2 million Washington lottery jackpot goes unclaimed. Would-be millionaires searched for stray Washington Lotto tickets in hopes that one held the winning combination for a $1.2 million jackpot that had to be claimed by 5 p.m. yesterday.
2005
Texas closer to selling lottery tickets online. Texas would become the first state to sell lottery tickets online under legislation has received approval by a state legislative panel.
2004
New York Lotto jackpot reaches one-year high. The Wednesday $37 million New York Lotto jackpot is the highest lottery prize in the Empire state in more than a year.
2004
Powerball lottery jackpot zooms to $120 million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Saturday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $120 million, with a cash option of $63.4 million.
2004
Florida Lotto jackpot rolls over to $15 million. No tickets matched all six Florida Lotto numbers, creating a $15 million jackpot for the next drawing, lottery officials said Sunday.
2004
Tenn. lottery scholarship standards under scrutiny. Some Tennessee students who qualify for the first lottery scholarships this fall may be slipping through a window that won't be open long.
2004
E-mail lottery scams arise again. A fool and his money are soon parted, especially if the fool believes everything in his e-mail box.
2004
East San Jose ticket wins $24 million SuperLotto jackpot. The winning ticket in Saturday's SuperLotto Plus, worth $24 million, was sold at an East San Jose 7-Eleven, California Lottery officials announced Sunday.

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.$177 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 28, 2018
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.$144 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 26, 2008
10.$140 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 27, 2013
11.€98 Million
US$130.03 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
May 1, 2009
12.$120 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 28, 2004
13.$111 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 27, 2018
14.$110 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 28, 2000
15.$108 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 26, 2016
16.€75 Million
US$103.73 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Apr 29, 2014
17.$103 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 26, 2013
18.$100 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 26, 2017
19.€90 Million
US$99.23 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
May 1, 2020
20.$88 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 27, 2012
21.$85 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 29, 2008
21.$85 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 28, 2015
23.€75 Million
US$84.14 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
May 1, 2015
24.$84 Million
Draw Date
Apr 28, 2010
25.€74.34 Million
US$83.96 Million
Draw Date
Apr 26, 2016

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1995
Wednesday, Apr 26, 1995
25 years old
1989
Wednesday, Apr 26, 1989
31 years old
1982
Monday, Apr 26, 1982
38 years old
1979
Thursday, Apr 26, 1979
41 years old
1978
Wednesday, Apr 26, 1978
42 years old
1976
Monday, Apr 26, 1976
44 years old
1965
Monday, Apr 26, 1965
55 years old
1964
Sunday, Apr 26, 1964
56 years old
1962
Thursday, Apr 26, 1962
58 years old
1958
Saturday, Apr 26, 1958
62 years old
1957
Friday, Apr 26, 1957
63 years old
(year not provided)
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(year not provided)

Worldwide Events On This Day

2018
American comedian Bill Cosby is found guilty of sexual assault.
2005
Under international pressure, Syria withdraws the last of its 14,000 troop military garrison in Lebanon, ending its 29-year military domination of that country (Syrian occupation of Lebanon).
2002
Robert Steinhäuser kills 16 at Gutenberg-Gymnasium in Erfurt, Germany before dying of a self-inflicted gunshot.
1994
China Airlines Flight 140 crashes at Nagoya Airport in Japan, killing 264 of the 271 people on board.
1991
Seventy tornadoes break out in the central United States. Before the outbreak's end, Andover, Kansas, would record the year's only F5 tornado.
1989
The deadliest tornado in world history strikes Central Bangladesh, killing upwards of 1,300, injuring 12,000, and leaving as many as 80,000 homeless.
1989
People's Daily publishes the April 26 Editorial which inflames the nascent Tiananmen Square protests
1989
Dragon Ball Z is aired on Fuji TV in Japan
1986
A nuclear reactor accident occurs at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in the Soviet Union (now Ukraine), creating the world's worst nuclear disaster.
1982
Fifty-seven people are killed by former police officer Woo Bum-kon in a shooting spree in South Gyeongsang Province, South Korea.
1981
Dr. Michael R. Harrison of the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center performs the world's first human open fetal surgery.
1970
The Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization enters into force.
1966
The magnitude 5.1 Tashkent earthquake affects the largest city in Soviet Central Asia with a maximum MSK intensity of VII (Very strong). Tashkent is mostly destroyed and 15-200 are killed.
1966
A new government is formed in the Republic of the Congo, led by Ambroise Noumazalaye.
1964
Tanganyika and Zanzibar merge to form Tanzania.
1963
In Libya, amendments to the constitution transform Libya (United Kingdom of Libya) into one national unity (Kingdom of Libya) and allows for female participation in elections.
1962
NASA's Ranger 4 spacecraft crashes into the Moon.
1960
Forced out by the April Revolution, President of South Korea Syngman Rhee resigns after twelve years of dictatorial rule.
1958
Final run of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad's Royal Blue from Washington, D.C., to New York City after 68 years, the first U.S. passenger train to use electric locomotives.
1956
SS Ideal X, the world's first successful container ship, leaves Port Newark, New Jersey for Houston, Texas.
1954
The Geneva Conference, an effort to restore peace in Indochina and Korea, begins.
1945
World War II: Battle of Bautzen: Last successful German tank-offensive of the war and last noteworthy victory of the Wehrmacht.
1945
World War II: Filipino troops of the 66th Infantry Regiment, Philippine Commonwealth Army, USAFIP-NL and the American troops of the 33rd and 37th Infantry Division, United States Army are liberated in Baguio City and they fight against the Japanese forces under General Tomoyuki Yamashita.
1944
Georgios Papandreou becomes head of the Greek government-in-exile based in Egypt.
1944
Heinrich Kreipe is captured by Allied commandos in occupied Crete.
1943
The Easter Riots break out in Uppsala, Sweden.
1942
Benxihu Colliery accident in Manchukuo leaves 1549 Chinese miners dead.
1937
Spanish Civil War: Guernica, Spain, is bombed by German Luftwaffe.
1933
The Gestapo, the official secret police force of Nazi Germany, is established.
1925
Paul von Hindenburg defeats Wilhelm Marx in the second round of the German presidential election to become the first directly elected head of state of the Weimar Republic.
1923
The Duke of York weds Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon at Westminster Abbey.
1903
Atlético Madrid Association football club is founded
1865
American Civil War: Confederate General Joseph E. Johnston surrenders his army to General William Tecumseh Sherman at the Bennett Place near Durham, North Carolina. Also the date of Confederate Memorial Day for two states.
1865
Union cavalry troopers corner and shoot dead John Wilkes Booth, assassin of President Abraham Lincoln, in Virginia.
1805
First Barbary War: United States Marines captured Derne under the command of First Lieutenant Presley O'Bannon.
1803
Thousands of meteor fragments fall from the skies of L'Aigle, France; the event convinces European scientists that meteors exist.
1802
Napoleon Bonaparte signs a general amnesty to allow all but about one thousand of the most notorious émigrés of the French Revolution to return to France, as part of a reconciliary gesture with the factions of the Ancien Régime and to eventually consolidate his own rule.
1794
Battle of Beaumont during the Flanders Campaign of the War of the First Coalition.
1777
Sybil Ludington, aged 16, rode 40 miles to alert American colonial forces to the approach of the British regular forces
1721
A massive earthquake devastates the Iranian city of Tabriz.
1607
English colonists make landfall at Cape Henry, Virginia.
1564
Playwright William Shakespeare is baptized in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England (date of actual birth is unknown).
1478
The Pazzi family attack Lorenzo de' Medici and kill his brother Giuliano during High Mass in Florence Cathedral.
1336
Francesco Petrarca (Petrarch) ascends Mont Ventoux.

Births On This Day

1994
Daniil Kvyat, Russian race car driver
1992
Aaron Judge, American baseball player
1991
Lazaros Fotias, Greek footballer
1991
Peter Handscomb, Australian Cricketer
1991
Will Heard, British singer and songwriter
1991
Isaac Liu, New Zealand rugby league player
1991
Ignacio Lores Varela, Uruguayan footballer
1991
Srdjan Pejicic, Canadian/Bosnian basketball player
1991
Wojciech Pszczolarski, Polish professional racing cyclist
1990
Mitch Rein, Australian rugby league player
1990
Nevin Spence, Northern Irish rugby player (d. 2012)
1989
Melvin Ingram, American football player
1988
Ben Spina, Australian rugby league player
1988
Manuel Viniegra, Mexican footballer
1988
Gareth Evans, English footballer
1987
Jorge Andújar Moreno, Spanish footballer
1986
Lior Refaelov, Israeli footballer
1986
Yuliya Zaripova, Russian runner
1985
John Isner, American tennis player
1985
Andrea Koch Benvenuto, Chilean tennis player
1984
Emily Wickersham, American actress
1983
José María López, Argentinian race car driver
1983
Jessica Lynch, American soldier and POW
1982
Novlene Williams-Mills, Jamaican sprinter
1981
Caro Emerald, Dutch pop and jazz singer
1981
Ms. Dynamite, English rapper and producer
1981
Sandra Schmitt, German skier (d. 2000)
1980
Jordana Brewster, Panamanian-American actress
1980
Marlon King, English footballer
1980
Anna Mucha, Polish actress and journalist
1980
Channing Tatum, American actor and producer
1978
Joe Crede, American baseball player
1978
Stana Katic, Canadian actress
1978
Peter Madsen, Danish footballer
1977
Samantha Cristoforetti, Italian astronaut
1977
Kosuke Fukudome, Japanese baseball player
1977
Roxana Saberi, American journalist and author
1977
Tom Welling, American actor
1976
Luigi Panarelli, Italian footballer
1976
Václav Varaďa, Czech ice hockey player
1975
Joey Jordison, American musician, songwriter, record producer
1975
Rahul Verma, Indian social worker & activist
1973
Geoff Blum, American baseball player and sportscaster
1973
Jules Naudet, French-American director and producer
1973
Chris Perry, English footballer
1973
Óscar García Junyent, Spanish footballer and coach
1972
Jason Bargwanna, Australian race car driver
1972
Kiko, Spanish footballer
1972
Natrone Means, American football player and coach
1972
Avi Nimni, Israeli footballer and manager
1971
Jay DeMarcus, American bass player, songwriter, and producer
1970
Dean Austin, English footballer and manager
1970
Melania Trump, Slovene-American model; First Lady of the United States; wife of United States President Donald Trump
1970
Kristen R. Ghodsee, American ethnographer and academic
1970
Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins, African-American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress
1967
Glenn Thomas Jacobs, American professional wrestler, actor, businessman and politician
1967
Marianne Jean-Baptiste, English actress and singer-songwriter
1967
Toomas Tõniste, Estonian sailor and politician
1965
Susannah Harker, English actress
1965
Kevin James, American actor and comedian
1964
Zhu Jun (host), Chinese host
1963
Jet Li, Chinese-Singaporean martial artist, actor, and producer
1963
Colin Scotts, Australian-American football player
1963
Cornelia Ullrich, German hurdler
1963
Bill Wennington, Canadian basketball player
1962
Colin Anderson, English footballer
1962
Debra Wilson, American actress and comedian
1961
Joan Chen, Chinese-American actress, director, producer, and screenwriter
1960
Steve Lombardozzi, American baseball player and coach
1960
Roger Taylor, English drummer
1959
John Corabi, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1958
John Crichton-Stuart, 7th Marquess of Bute, Scottish racing driver
1958
Giancarlo Esposito, American actor, director, and producer
1958
Georgios Kostikos, Greek footballer, coach, and manager
1956
Koo Stark, American actress and photographer
1955
Kurt Bodewig, German politician
1954
Tatyana Fomina, Estonian chess player
1954
Alan Hinkes, English mountaineer and explorer
1951
John Battle, English politician
1949
Carlos Bianchi, Argentinian footballer and manager
1949
Jerry Blackwell, American wrestler (d. 1995)
1946
Marilyn Nelson, African-American poet and author
1946
Alberto Quintano, Chilean footballer
1945
Howard Davies, English director and producer (d. 2016)
1945
Dick Johnson, Australian race car driver
1945
Sylvain Simard, Canadian academic and politician
1944
Richard Bradshaw, English conductor (d. 2007)
1943
Gary Wright, American singer-songwriter, keyboard player, and producer
1943
Peter Zumthor, Swiss architect and academic, designed the Therme Vals
1942
Svyatoslav Belza, Russian journalist, author, and critic (d. 2014)
1942
Sharon Carstairs, Canadian lawyer and politician, Canadian Leader of the Government in the Senate
1942
Michael Kergin, Canadian diplomat, Canadian Ambassador to the United States
1942
Bobby Rydell, American singer and actor
1942
Jadwiga Staniszkis, Polish sociologist, political scientist, and academic
1941
Claudine Auger, French model and actress
1940
Molvi Iftikhar Hussain Ansari, Indian cleric and politician (d. 2014)
1940
Giorgio Moroder, Italian singer-songwriter and producer
1940
Cliff Watson, English rugby league player (d. 2018)
1938
Duane Eddy, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
1938
Maurice Williams, American doo-wop/R&B singer-songwriter (Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs)
1937
Jean-Pierre Beltoise, French race car driver and motorcycle racer (d. 2015)
1935
Patricia Reilly Giff, American author and educator
1933
Carol Burnett, American actress, singer, and producer
1933
Filiberto Ojeda Ríos, Puerto Rican-American general (d. 2005)
1933
Arno Allan Penzias, German-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
1932
Israr Ahmed, Indian-Pakistani theologian, philosopher, and scholar (d. 2010)
1932
Shirley Cawley, English long jumper
1932
Frank D'Rone, American singer and guitarist (d. 2013)
1932
Francis Lai, French accordion player and composer
1932
Michael Smith, English-Canadian biochemist and geneticist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2000)
1931
Paul Almond, Canadian director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2015)
1931
Bernie Brillstein, American talent agent and producer (d. 2008)
1931
John Cain Jr., Australian politician, 41st Premier of Victoria
1930
Roger Moens, Belgian runner and sportscaster
1929
Richard Mitchell, American author and educator (d. 2002)
1927
Jack Douglas, English actor (d. 2008)
1927
Granny Hamner, American baseball player (d. 1993)
1927
Harry Gallatin, American basketball player and coach (d. 2015)
1926
Michael Mathias Prechtl, German soldier and illustrator (d. 2003)
1925
Vladimir Boltyansky, Russian mathematician, educator and author
1925
Gerard Cafesjian, American businessman and philanthropist (d. 2013)
1925
Michele Ferrero, Italian entrepreneur (d. 2015)
1925
Frank Hahn, British economist (d. 2013)
1924
Browning Ross, American runner and soldier (d. 1998)
1922
J. C. Holt, English historian and academic (d. 2014)
1922
Jeanne Sauvé, Canadian journalist and politician, 23rd Governor General of Canada (d. 1993)
1922
Margaret Scott, South African-Australian ballerina and choreographer
1921
Jimmy Giuffre, American clarinet player, saxophonist, and composer (d. 2008)
1918
Fanny Blankers-Koen, Dutch sprinter and long jumper (d. 2004)
1917
Sal Maglie, American baseball player and coach (d. 1992)
1917
I. M. Pei, Chinese-American architect, designed the National Gallery of Art and Bank of China Tower
1917
Virgil Trucks, American baseball player and coach (d. 2013)
1916
Eyvind Earle, American artist, author, and illustrator (d. 2000)
1916
Ken Wallis, English commander, engineer, and pilot (d. 2013)
1916
Morris West, Australian author and playwright (d. 1999)
1914
Bernard Malamud, Jewish American novelist and short story writer (d. 1986)
1914
James Rouse, American real estate developer (d. 1996)
1912
Andy Norval, Australian rugby league player (d. 1999)
1912
A. E. van Vogt, Canadian-American author (d. 2000)
1911
Paul Verner, German soldier and politician (d. 1986)
1910
Tomoyuki Tanaka, Japanese screenwriter and producer (d. 1997)
1909
Marianne Hoppe, German actress (d. 2002)
1907
Ilias Tsirimokos, Greek politician, Prime Minister of Greece (d. 1968)
1905
Jean Vigo, French director and screenwriter (d. 1934)
1904
Paul-Émile Léger, Canadian cardinal (d. 1991)
1904
Xenophon Zolotas, Greek economist and politician, 177th Prime Minister of Greece (d. 2004)
1900
Eva Aschoff, German bookbinder and calligrapher (d. 1969)
1900
Charles Francis Richter, American seismologist and physicist (d. 1985)
1900
Hack Wilson, American baseball player (d. 1948)
1899
Oscar Rabin, Latvian-English saxophonist and bandleader (d. 1958)
1898
Vicente Aleixandre, Spanish poet and author, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1984)
1898
John Grierson, Scottish director and producer (d. 1972)
1897
Eddie Eagan, American boxer and bobsledder (d. 1967)
1897
Douglas Sirk, German-American director and screenwriter (d. 1987)
1896
Ruut Tarmo, Estonian actor and director (d. 1967)
1896
Ernst Udet, German colonel and pilot (d. 1941)
1894
Rudolf Hess, Egyptian-German politician (d. 1987)
1889
Anita Loos, American author, playwright, and screenwriter (d. 1981)
1889
Ludwig Wittgenstein, Austrian-English philosopher and academic (d. 1951)
1886
Ma Rainey, American singer (d. 1939)
1886
Ğabdulla Tuqay, Russian poet and publicist (d. 1913)
1879
Eric Campbell, British actor (d. 1917)
1879
Owen Willans Richardson, English physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1959)
1878
Rafael Guízar y Valencia, Mexican bishop and saint (d. 1938)
1877
James Dooley, Irish-Australian politician, 21st Premier of New South Wales (d. 1950)
1876
Ernst Felle, German rower (d. 1959)
1862
Edmund C. Tarbell, American painter and educator (d. 1938)
1856
Joseph Ward, Australian-New Zealand businessman and politician, 17th Prime Minister of New Zealand (d. 1930)
1834
Charles Farrar Browne, American author (d. 1867)
1822
Frederick Law Olmsted, American journalist and designer, co-designed Central Park (d. 1903)
1804
Charles Goodyear, American banker, lawyer, and politician (d. 1876)
1801
Ambrose Dudley Mann, American politician and diplomat, 1st United States Assistant Secretary of State (d. 1889)
1798
Eugène Delacroix, French painter and lithographer (d. 1863)
1787
Ludwig Uhland, German poet, philologist, and historian (d. 1862)
1785
John James Audubon, French-American ornithologist and painter (d. 1851)
1782
Maria Amalia of Naples and Sicily (d. 1866)
1774
Christian Leopold von Buch, German geologist and paleontologist (d. 1853)
1718
Esek Hopkins, American commander (d. 1802)
1711
David Hume, Scottish philosopher, economist and historian (d. 1776)
1710
Thomas Reid, Scottish philosopher and academic (d. 1796)
1697
Adam Falckenhagen, German lute player and composer (d. 1754)
1648
Peter II of Portugal (d. 1706)
1647
William Ashhurst, English banker, Sheriff of London, Lord Mayor of London and politician (d. 1720)
1575
Marie de' Medici, queen of Henry IV of France (d. 1642)
1538
Gian Paolo Lomazzo, Italian painter and academic (d. 1600)
1319
King John II of France (d. 1364)
1284
Alice de Toeni, Countess of Warwick (d. 1324)
764
Al-Hadi, Iranian caliph (d. 786)
757
Hisham I of Córdoba (d. 796)
121
Marcus Aurelius, Roman emperor (d. 180)

Deaths On This Day

2017
Jonathan Demme, American filmmaker, producer and screenwriter (b. 1944)
2016
Harry Wu, Chinese human rights activist (b. 1937)
2015
Jayne Meadows, American actress (b. 1919)
2015
Marcel Pronovost, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1930)
2014
Gerald Guralnik, American physicist and academic (b. 1936)
2014
Paul Robeson, Jr., American historian and author (b. 1927)
2013
Jacqueline Brookes, American actress and educator (b. 1930)
2013
George Jones, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1931)
2012
Terence Spinks, English boxer and trainer (b. 1938)
2011
Phoebe Snow, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1950)
2010
Mariam A. Aleem, Egyptian graphic designer and academic (b. 1930)
2010
Urs Felber, Swiss engineer and businessman (b. 1942)
2009
Hans Holzer, Austrian-American paranormal investigator and author (b. 1920)
2007
Jack Valenti, American businessman, created the MPAA film rating system (b. 1921)
2005
Mason Adams, American actor (b. 1919)
2005
Elisabeth Domitien, Prime Minister of the Central African Republic (b. 1925)
2005
Maria Schell, Austrian-Swiss actress (b. 1926)
2005
Augusto Roa Bastos, Paraguayan journalist, author, and academic (b. 1917)
2004
Hubert Selby, Jr., American author, poet, and screenwriter (b. 1928)
2003
Rosemary Brown, Jamaican-Canadian academic and politician (b. 1930)
2003
Yun Hyon-seok, South Korean poet and author (b. 1984)
2003
Edward Max Nicholson, Irish environmentalist, co-founded the World Wide Fund for Nature (b. 1904)
1999
Adrian Borland, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (b. 1957)
1999
Jill Dando, English journalist and television personality (b. 1961)
1996
Stirling Silliphant, American screenwriter and producer (b. 1918)
1994
Mas Oyama, Japanese martial artist, founded Kyokushin kaikan (b. 1927)
1991
Leo Arnaud, French-American composer and conductor (b. 1904)
1991
Carmine Coppola, American composer and conductor (b. 1910)
1991
A. B. Guthrie, Jr., American novelist and historian, (b. 1901)
1991
Richard Hatfield, Canadian lawyer and politician, 26th Premier of New Brunswick (b. 1931)
1989
Lucille Ball, American model, actress, comedian, and producer (b. 1911)
1987
Shankar, Indian composer and conductor (b. 1922)
1987
John Silkin, English lawyer and politician, Shadow Leader of the House of Commons (b. 1923)
1986
Broderick Crawford, American actor (b. 1911)
1986
Bessie Love, American actress (b. 1898)
1986
Dechko Uzunov, Bulgarian painter (b. 1899)
1984
Count Basie, American pianist, composer, and bandleader (b. 1904)
1981
Jim Davis, American actor (b. 1909)
1980
Cicely Courtneidge, Australian-born British actress, comedian and singer (b. 1893)
1976
Sidney Franklin, American bullfighter (b. 1903)
1976
Sid James, South African-English actor (b. 1913)
1976
Armstrong Sperry, American author and illustrator (b. 1897)
1973
Irene Ryan, American actress and philanthropist (b. 1902)
1970
Erik Bergman, Swedish minister and author (b. 1886)
1970
Gypsy Rose Lee, American actress, striptease dancer, and writer (b. 1911)
1969
Morihei Ueshiba, Japanese martial artist, founded aikido (b. 1883)
1968
John Heartfield, German illustrator and photographer (b. 1891)
1964
E. J. Pratt, Canadian poet and author (b. 1882)
1957
Gichin Funakoshi, Japanese martial artist, founded Shotokan (b. 1868)
1956
Edward Arnold, American actor (b. 1890)
1951
Arnold Sommerfeld, German physicist and academic (b. 1868)
1950
George Murray Hulbert, American lawyer, judge, and politician (b. 1881)
1946
James Larkin White, American miner, explorer, and park ranger (b. 1882)
1945
Sigmund Rascher, German physician (b. 1909)
1945
Pavlo Skoropadskyi, German-Ukrainian general and politician, Hetman of Ukraine (b. 1871)
1944
Violette Morris, French footballer, shot putter, and discus thrower (b. 1893)
1940
Carl Bosch, German chemist and engineer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1874)
1934
Arturs Alberings, Latvian politician, former Prime Minister of Latvia (b. 1876)
1932
William Lockwood, English cricketer (b. 1868)
1920
Srinivasa Ramanujan, Indian mathematician and theorist (b. 1887)
1915
John Bunny, American actor (b. 1863)
1910
Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson, Norwegian-French author, poet, and playwright, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1832)
1895
Eric Stenbock, Estonian-English author and poet (b. 1860)
1881
Ludwig Freiherr von und zu der Tann-Rathsamhausen, German general (b. 1815)
1865
John Wilkes Booth, American actor, assassin of Abraham Lincoln (b. 1838)
1789
Petr Ivanovich Panin, Russian general (b. 1721)
1784
Nano Nagle, Irish nun and educator, founded the Presentation Sisters (b. 1718)
1716
John Somers, 1st Baron Somers, English jurist and politician, Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain (b. 1651)
1686
Magnus Gabriel De la Gardie, Swedish statesman and military man (b. 1622)
1558
Jean Fernel, French physician (b. 1497)
1489
Ashikaga Yoshihisa, Japanese shōgun (b. 1465)
1478
Giuliano de' Medici, Italian ruler (b. 1453)
1444
Robert Campin, Flemish painter (b. 1378)
1392
Jeong Mong-ju, Korean civil minister, diplomat and scholar (b. 1338)
1366
Simon Islip, Archbishop of Canterbury
1192
Emperor Go-Shirakawa of Japan (b. 1127)
962
Adalbero I, bishop of Metz
893
Chen Jingxuan, general of the Tang Dynasty
757
Pope Stephen II (b. 715)
680
Muawiyah I, Umayyad caliph (b. 602)
645
Richarius, Frankish monk and saint (b. 560)
499
Emperor Xiaowen of Northern Wei (b. 467)