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On This Day in History:  April 28

April 28 is the 118th day of the year (119th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 247 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2020
Colorado man wins two $1 million lottery prizes on the same day. They say persistence is key, and after 30 years of playing the same numbers in the Colorado Lottery, a man in Pueblo, Colorado, found that to be true and finally got his big reward.
2018
Amid delay in new lottery policy, repeat winners keep on winning. Last August, the Massachusetts Lottery executive director said a new policy to stop the lottery from making massive payouts to frequent winners would be in place on Oct. 1, 2017. However, more than half a year later, no policy is in effect.
2017
2 found guilty, 1 acquitted in $2 million Hoosier Lottery scam. A Marion County jury has found two of the three persons accused in a $2 million scam involving a bogus winning Hoosier Lottery ticket guilty on multiple counts, while a third defendant was found not guilty.
2016
Third suspect surrenders in national lottery rigging scandal. A third man charged in a still-unfolding, multi-million dollar lottery rigging scandal investigation surrendered to authorities in Iowa on Thursday, his attorney said.
2016
$314 million jackpot puts Powerball back in spotlight. Big lottery jackpot hunters will have a jumbo-sized target this weekend, as the multi-state Powerball jackpot has crossed the $300 million mark.
2016
Oregon Lottery director abruptly replaced. Gov. Kate Brown abruptly fired Oregon Lottery Director Jack Roberts on Tuesday and replaced him with an administrator from the Department of Administrative Services.
2011
Maryland Lottery used to launder drug money, federal authorities say. The Maryland Lottery's slogan may be "Let Yourself Play," but the feds are saying it's the lottery that got played. Authorities are saying a suspected drug dealer laundered money through winning tickets.
2009
Bill limiting lottery prizes of people on public aid fails. A proposal that would limit Tennessee lottery winners on state or federal assistance to $600 failed in the House State Government Subcommittee.
2009
N.C. Lottery snatches back some prizes. Since the first lottery ticket went on sale in North Carolina in March 2006, the lottery has collected $1.3 million in back taxes, delinquent child support, overdue student loans and other debts.
2009
Proposition 1C changes how California Lottery funds are used. Like the lottery games it promises to change, Proposition 1C looks to be a bit of a gamble.
2007
$75M Texas Lotto jackpot claimed by business partnership. The $75 million Lotto Texas jackpot won earlier this month was claimed by a business partnership, which can help protect the privacy of the winner.
2007
Michigan Lottery to debut $50 'Super Raffle' tickets. The most expensive ticket in the Michigan Lottery's 35-year history goes on sale May 7, offering the best odds ever of winning a $2 million top prize.
2006
California Channel snared in fake lottery scheme. The California Channel, which broadcasts Legislative meetings on cable TV, on Wednesday became the second local entity to reveal that it is the victim of the British International Lottery scam.
2006
Couple wins $800,000 Missouri scratch-off lottery jackpot. Scott and Candace Pritchett of Houston, Missouri, have won $800,000 in the new Missouri Lottery Lifetime Riches scratch-off game.
2004
UK lottery players soon to buy tickets at the grocery checkout. Shoppers will be able to buy UK National Lottery tickets from supermarket check-outs under plans announced today.
2004
Mega Millions jackpot increases to $45 million. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery grew to $45 million Wednesday.
2004
Store clerk accused of stealing lottery winnings. Port Washington, Wisconsin police have cited a convenience store clerk for theft after he allegedly pocketed a customer's $250 in lottery winnings.
2004
Georgia lottery sales continue setting records. Georgia lottery sales continued to set records during the first quarter of this year, easing worries that the lottery-funded HOPE scholarship may run dry.
2004
N.D. Powerball lottery sales reach $2 million. In the first month since North Dakota joined the Powerball lottery, more than $2 million worth of Powerball tickets have been sold at the state's 400-plus participating retailers, the state lottery director says.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$314 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 30, 2016
2.$229 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 30, 2019
3.$224 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 30, 2010
4.$186 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 28, 2020
5.$181 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 1, 2019
5.$181 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 28, 2009
7.$177 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 28, 2018
8.$165 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 1, 2013
9.$162 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 30, 2008
10.€143.21 Million
US$159.98 Million
Draw Date
Apr 29, 2019
11.€98 Million
US$130.03 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
May 1, 2009
12.$126 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 1, 2018
13.$120 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 28, 2004
14.$118 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 29, 2016
15.$114 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 30, 2013
16.$113 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 29, 2017
17.$110 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 28, 2000
18.€75 Million
US$103.73 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Apr 29, 2014
19.$102 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 1, 2012
20.€90 Million
US$99.23 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
May 1, 2020
21.€79.26 Million
US$88.63 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
May 3, 2019
22.€75.22 Million
US$85.36 Million
Draw Date
Apr 28, 2016
23.$85 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 29, 2008
23.$85 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 28, 2015
25.€75 Million
US$84.14 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
May 1, 2015

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1976
Wednesday, Apr 28, 1976
44 years old
1974
Sunday, Apr 28, 1974
46 years old
1971
Wednesday, Apr 28, 1971
49 years old
1956
Saturday, Apr 28, 1956
64 years old
1945
Saturday, Apr 28, 1945
75 years old
1939
Friday, Apr 28, 1939
81 years old
(year not provided)
(year not provided)
(year not provided)

Worldwide Events On This Day

2015
The National Football League announces it is giving up its tax-exempt status.
2011
United Nations Security Council Resolution 1980 relating to Ivorian crisis is adopted.
2004
CBS News released evidence of the Abu Ghraib torture and prisoner abuse. The photographs show rape and abuse from the American troops over Iraqi detainees.
1996
Whitewater controversy: President Bill Clinton gives a 4½ hour videotaped testimony for the defense.
1996
Port Arthur massacre, Tasmania: A gunman, Martin Bryant, opens fire at the Broad Arrow Cafe in Port Arthur, Tasmania, killing 35 people and wounding 23 others.
1994
Former Central Intelligence Agency counterintelligence officer and analyst Aldrich Ames pleads guilty to giving U.S. secrets to the Soviet Union and later Russia.
1988
Near Maui, Hawaii, flight attendant Clarabelle "C.B." Lansing is blown out of Aloha Airlines Flight 243, a Boeing 737, and falls to her death when part of the plane's fuselage rips open in mid-flight.
1986
The United States Navy aircraft carrier USS Enterprise becomes the first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier to transit the Suez Canal, navigating from the Red Sea to the Mediterranean Sea to relieve the USS Coral Sea.
1986
High levels of radiation resulting from the Chernobyl disaster are detected at a nuclear power plant in Sweden, leading Soviet authorities to publicly announce the accident.
1978
President of Afghanistan, Mohammed Daoud Khan, is overthrown and assassinated in a coup led by pro-communist rebels.
1977
The Red Army Faction trial ends, with Andreas Baader, Gudrun Ensslin and Jan-Carl Raspe found guilty of four counts of murder and more than 30 counts of attempted murder.
1975
General Cao Văn Viên, chief of the South Vietnamese military, departs for the US as the North Vietnamese Army closed in on victory.
1973
The Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd, recorded in Abbey Road Studios goes to number one on the US charts, beginning a record-breaking 741-week chart run.
1970
Vietnam War: U.S. President Richard Nixon formally authorizes American combat troops to fight communist sanctuaries in Cambodia.
1969
Charles de Gaulle resigns as President of France.
1967
Vietnam War: Boxer Muhammad Ali refuses his induction into the United States Army and is subsequently stripped of his championship and license.
1965
United States occupation of the Dominican Republic: American troops land in the Dominican Republic to "forestall establishment of a Communist dictatorship" and to evacuate U.S. Army troops.
1952
Dwight D. Eisenhower resigns as Supreme Allied Commander of NATO.
1952
The Treaty of San Francisco comes into effect, restoring Japanese sovereignty and ending its state of war with most of the Allies of World War II.
1952
The Sino-Japanese Peace Treaty (Treaty of Taipei) is signed in Taipei, Taiwan between Japan and the Republic of China to officially end the Second Sino-Japanese War.
1949
The Hukbalahap are accused of assassinating former First Lady of the Philippines Aurora Quezon, while she is en route to dedicate a hospital in memory of her late husband; her daughter and ten others are also killed.
1948
Igor Stravinsky conducted the premiere of his American ballet, Orpheus at the New York City Center.
1947
Thor Heyerdahl and five crew mates set out from Peru on the Kon-Tiki to demonstrate that Peruvian natives could have settled Polynesia.
1945
Benito Mussolini and his mistress Clara Petacci are executed by a firing squad consisting of members of the Italian resistance movement.
1944
World War II: Nine German E-boats attacked US and UK units during Exercise Tiger, the rehearsal for the Normandy landings, killing 946.
1941
The Ustaše massacre nearly 200 Serbs in the village of Gudovac, the first massacre of their genocidal campaign against Serbs of the Independent State of Croatia.
1930
The Independence Producers hosted the first night game in the history of Organized Baseball in Independence, Kansas.
1923
Wembley Stadium is opened, named initially as the Empire Stadium.
1920
Azerbaijan is added to the Soviet Union.
1910
Frenchman Louis Paulhan wins the 1910 London to Manchester air race, the first long-distance aeroplane race in England.
1887
A week after being arrested by the Prussian Secret Police, French police inspector Guillaume Schnaebelé is released on order of William I, German Emperor, defusing a possible war.
1881
Billy the Kid escapes from the Lincoln County jail in Mesilla, New Mexico.
1869
Chinese and Irish laborers for the Central Pacific Railroad working on the First Transcontinental Railroad lay ten miles of track in one day, a feat which has never been matched.
1796
The Armistice of Cherasco is signed by Napoleon Bonaparte and Vittorio Amedeo III, King of Sardinia, expanding French territory along the Mediterranean coast.
1794
Sardinians, headed by G.M. Angioy start a revolution against Savoy domination expulsing Viceroy Balbiano and his officials from Cagliari, the capital and largest city of the island. Will follow a 4-month phase of Sardinian self-government.
1792
France invades the Austrian Netherlands (present day Belgium and Luxembourg), beginning the French Revolutionary Wars.
1789
Mutiny on the Bounty: Lieutenant William Bligh and 18 sailors are set adrift and the rebel crew returns to Tahiti briefly and then sets sail for Pitcairn Island.
1788
Maryland becomes the seventh state to ratify the United States Constitution.
1758
Battle of Attock: The Marathas under Raghunath Rao capture Attock from the Durranis.
1611
Establishment of the Pontifical and Royal University of Santo Tomas, The Catholic University of the Philippines, the largest Catholic university in the world.
1503
The Battle of Cerignola is fought. It is noted as one of the first European battles in history won by small arms fire using gunpowder.
1253
Nichiren, a Japanese Buddhist monk, propounds Namu Myōhō Renge Kyō for the very first time and declares it to be the essence of Buddhism, in effect founding Nichiren Buddhism.
1192
Assassination of Conrad of Montferrat (Conrad I), King of Jerusalem, in Tyre, two days after his title to the throne is confirmed by election. The killing is carried out by Hashshashin.
357
Emperor Constantius II enters Rome for the first time to celebrate his victory over Magnus Magnentius.
224
The Battle of Hormozdgān is fought. Ardashir I defeats and kills Artabanus V effectively ending the Parthian Empire.

Births On This Day

1995
Jonathan Benteke, Belgian footballer
1995
Melanie Martinez, American singer
1994
Kim Won-pil, member of South Korean band Day6
1993
Craig Garvey, Australian rugby league player
1993
Eva Samková, Czech snowboarder
1992
Blake Bortles, American football player
1992
DeMarcus Lawrence, American football player
1990
Niels-Peter Mørck, Danish footballer
1989
Emil Salomonsson, Swedish footballer
1988
Jonathan Biabiany, French footballer
1988
Juan Manuel Mata, Spanish footballer
1988
Katariina Tuohimaa, Finnish tennis player
1987
Ryan Conroy, Scottish footballer
1987
Bradley Johnson, English footballer
1987
Robin Schulz, German musician, DJ and record producer
1987
Zoran Tošić, Serbian footballer
1986
Roman Polák, Czech ice hockey player
1986
Jenna Ushkowitz, Korean-American actress, singer, and dancer
1985
Lucas Jakubczyk, German sprinter and long jumper
1985
Deividas Stagniūnas, Lithuanian ice dancer
1984
Dmitri Torbinski, Russian footballer
1983
Josh Brookes, Australian motorcycle racer
1983
David Freese, American baseball player
1983
Roger Johnson, English footballer
1983
Graham Wagg, English cricketer
1983
Thomas Waldrom, New Zealand-English rugby player
1982
Nikki Grahame, English model and journalist
1982
Chris Kaman, American basketball player
1981
Jessica Alba, American model and actress
1981
Pietro Travagli, Italian rugby player
1980
Bradley Wiggins, English cyclist
1979
Scott Fujita, American football player and sportscaster
1978
Lauren Laverne, English singer and television host
1978
Robert Oliveri, American actor
1978
Nate Richert, American actor
1976
Shane Jurgensen, Australian cricketer
1975
Michael Walchhofer, Austrian skier
1974
Penélope Cruz, Spanish actress and producer
1974
Margo Dydek, Polish basketball player and coach (d. 2011)
1974
Richel Hersisia, Dutch boxer
1974
Vernon Kay, English radio and television host
1974
Dominic Matteo, Scottish footballer and journalist
1973
Jorge Garcia, American actor and producer
1973
Earl Holmes, American football player and coach
1973
Andrew Mehrtens, South African-New Zealand rugby player
1972
Violent J, American rapper, Insane Clown Posse
1972
Helena Tulve, Estonian composer
1972
Jean-Paul van Gastel, Dutch footballer and manager
1971
Brad McEwan, Australian journalist
1970
Richard Fromberg, Australian tennis player
1970
Nicklas Lidström, Swedish ice hockey player and scout
1970
Diego Simeone, Argentinian footballer and manager
1969
LeRon Perry Ellis, American basketball player
1968
Howard Donald, English singer-songwriter and producer
1968
Andy Flower, South-African-Zimbabwean cricketer and coach
1967
Chris White, English engineer and politician
1966
John Daly, American golfer
1966
Too Short, American rapper, producer and actor
1965
Jennifer Rardin, American author (d. 2010)
1964
Stephen Ames, Trinidadian golfer
1964
Noriyuki Iwadare, Japanese composer
1964
Ajay Kakkar, Baron Kakkar, English surgeon and academic
1964
Barry Larkin, American baseball player, manager, and sportscaster
1964
L'Wren Scott, American model and fashion designer (d. 2014)
1963
Sandrine Dumas, French actress, director, and screenwriter
1963
Lloyd Eisler, Canadian figure skater and coach
1963
Marc Lacroix, Belgian biochemist and academic
1960
Tom Browning, American baseball player
1960
Elena Kagan, American lawyer and jurist, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
1960
Phil King, English bass player
1960
Ian Rankin, Scottish author
1960
Jón Páll Sigmarsson, Icelandic strongman and weightlifter (d. 1993)
1960
Walter Zenga, Italian footballer and manager
1958
Hal Sutton, American golfer
1957
Wilma Landkroon, Dutch singer
1956
Jimmy Barnes, Scottish-Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist
1955
Eddie Jobson, English keyboard player and violinist
1955
Dieter Rubach, German bass player for Accept, U.D.O. and Bad Steve
1954
Timothy Curley, American educator
1954
Michael P. Jackson, American politician, 3rd Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security
1954
Vic Sotto, Filipino actor-producer, singer-songwriter, comedian and television personality
1954
Ron Zook, American football player and coach
1953
Roberto Bolaño, Chilean novelist, short-story writer, poet, and essayist (d. 2003)
1953
Kim Gordon, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1953
Brian Greenhoff, English footballer and coach (d. 2013)
1952
Chuck Leavell, American singer-songwriter and keyboard player
1952
Mary McDonnell, American actress
1951
Tim Congdon, English economist and politician
1951
Larry Smith, Canadian football player and politician
1950
Willie Colón, Puerto Rican-American trombonist and producer
1950
Jay Leno, American comedian, talk show host, and producer
1950
Steve Rider, English journalist and sportscaster
1949
Jeremy Cooke, English lawyer and judge
1949
Paul Guilfoyle, American actor
1949
Bruno Kirby, American actor and director (d. 2006)
1948
Terry Pratchett, English journalist, author, and screenwriter (d. 2015)
1948
Marcia Strassman, American actress and singer (d. 2014)
1947
Christian Jacq, French historian and author
1947
Nicola LeFanu, English composer and academic
1947
Steve Khan, American jazz guitarist
1946
Nour El-Sherif, Egyptian actor and producer (d. 2015)
1946
Ginette Reno, Canadian singer-songwriter and actress
1946
Larissa Grunig, American theorist and activist
1944
Elizabeth LeCompte, American director and producer
1944
Jean-Claude Van Cauwenberghe, Belgian politician, 10th Minister-President of the Walloon Region
1944
Alice Waters, American chef and author
1943
Aryeh Bibi, Iraqi-born Israeli politician
1942
Mike Brearley, English cricketer and psychoanalyst
1941
Ann-Margret, Swedish-American actress, singer, and dancer
1941
Lucien Aimar, French cyclist
1941
John Madejski, English businessman and academic
1941
Karl Barry Sharpless, American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
1941
Iryna Zhylenko, Ukrainian poet and author (d. 2013)
1938
Madge Sinclair, Jamaican-American actress (d. 1995)
1937
Saddam Hussein, Iraqi general and politician, 5th President of Iraq (d. 2006)
1937
Jean Redpath, Scottish singer-songwriter (d. 2014)
1937
John White, Scottish footballer (d. 1964)
1936
Tariq Aziz, Iraqi journalist and politician, Iraqi Minister of Foreign Affairs (d. 2015)
1935
Pedro Ramos, Cuban baseball player
1935
Jimmy Wray, Scottish boxer and politician (d. 2013)
1934
Lois Duncan, American journalist and author (d. 2016)
1933
Miodrag Radulovacki, Serbian-American neuropharmacologist and academic (d. 2014)
1930
James Baker, American lawyer and politician, 61st United States Secretary of State
1930
Carolyn Jones, American actress (d. 1983)
1929
Evangelina Elizondo, Mexican actress (d. 2017)
1928
Yves Klein, French painter (d. 1962)
1928
Eugene Merle Shoemaker, American geologist and astronomer (d. 1997)
1926
James Bama, American artist and illustrator
1926
Bill Blackbeard, American historian and author (d. 2011)
1926
Harper Lee, American novelist (d. 2016)
1926
Hulusi Sayın, Turkish general (d. 1991)
1926
Greg Gates, American Olympic rower
1925
T. John Lesinski, American judge and politician, 51st Lieutenant Governor of Michigan (d. 1996)
1925
John Leonard Thorn, English lieutenant, author, and academic
1924
Dick Ayers, American author and illustrator (d. 2014)
1924
Blossom Dearie, American singer and pianist (d. 2009)
1924
Kenneth Kaunda, Zambian educator and politician, 1st President of Zambia
1924
Alakbar Taghiyev, Azerbaijani composer and author (d. 1981)
1924
Emily W. Sunstein, American campaigner, political activist and biographer (d. 2007)
1923
Carolyn Cassady, American author (d. 2013)
1923
William Guarnere, American sergeant (d. 2014)
1922
William Broomfield, American politician
1921
Rowland Evans, American soldier, journalist, and author (d. 2001)
1921
Simin Daneshvar, Iranian author and academic (d. 2012)
1918
Mildred Persinger, American activist
1918
Karl-Eduard von Schnitzler, East German journalist, host of the television show Der schwarze Kanal (d. 2001)
1918
Rodger Wilton Young, United States Army soldier, remembered in the song "The Ballad of Rodger Young" (d. 1943)
1917
Robert Cornthwaite, American actor (d. 2006)
1917
Minoru Chiaki, Japanese actor (d. 1999)
1916
Ferruccio Lamborghini, Italian businessman, created Lamborghini (d. 1993)
1914
Michel Mohrt, French author, historian (d. 2011)
1913
Rose Murphy, American singer (d. 1989)
1912
Odette Hallowes, French soldier and spy (d. 1995)
1912
Kaneto Shindō, Japanese director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2012)
1912
Odette Sansom, French World War II heroine (d. 1995)
1911
Lee Falk, American director, producer, and playwright (d. 1999)
1911
Luigi Ferrando, Italian racing cyclist (d. 2003)
1910
Sam Merwin, Jr., American author (d. 1996)
1909
Arthur Võõbus, Estonian-American theologist and orientalist (d. 1988)
1908
Ethel Catherwood, American-Canadian high jumper and javelin thrower (d. 1987)
1908
Jack Fingleton, Australian cricketer, journalist, and sportscaster (d. 1981)
1908
Oskar Schindler, Czech-German businessman (d. 1974)
1906
Kurt Gödel, Czech-American mathematician, philosopher, and academic (d. 1978)
1906
Paul Sacher, Swiss conductor and philanthropist (d. 1999)
1906
Tony Accardo, American gangster (d. 1992)
1902
Johan Borgen, Norwegian author and critic (d. 1979)
1901
H. B. Stallard, English runner and surgeon (d. 1973)
1900
Alice Berry, Australian activist (d. 1978)
1900
Heinrich Müller, German SS officer (d. 1945)
1900
Jan Oort, Dutch astronomer and academic (d. 1992)
1900
Maurice Thorez, French Communist leader (d. 1964)
1897
Ye Jianying, Chinese general and politician, Head of State of the People's Republic of China (d. 1986)
1896
Na Hye-sok, South Korean journalist, poet, and painter (d. 1948)
1889
António de Oliveira Salazar, Portuguese economist and politician, 100th Prime Minister of Portugal (d. 1970)
1888
Walter Tull, English footballer and soldier (d. 1918)
1886
Erich Salomon, German-born news photographer (d. 1944)
1886
Art Shaw, American hurdler (d. 1955)
1878
Lionel Barrymore, American actor and director (d. 1954)
1876
Nicola Romeo, Italian engineer and businessman (d. 1938)
1874
Karl Kraus, Austrian journalist and author (d. 1936)
1874
Sidney Toler, American actor and director (d. 1947)
1868
Lucy Booth, English composer (d. 1953)
1868
Georgy Voronoy, Ukrainian-Russian mathematician and academic (d. 1908)
1865
Charles W. Woodworth, American entomologist and academic (d. 1940)
1865
Vital Brazil, Brazilian scientist
1863
Josiah Thomas, English-Australian miner and politician, 7th Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs (d. 1933)
1855
José Malhoa, Portuguese painter (d. 1933)
1854
Hertha Marks Ayrton, Polish-British engineer, mathematician, and physicist. (d. 1923)
1848
Ludvig Schytte, Danish pianist, composer, and educator (d. 1909)
1838
Tobias Asser, Dutch lawyer and scholar, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1913)
1827
William Hall, Canadian soldier, Victoria Cross recipient (d. 1904)
1819
Ezra Abbot, American scholar and academic (d. 1884)
1765
Sylvestre François Lacroix, French mathematician and academic (d. 1834)
1761
Marie Harel, French cheesemaker (d. 1844)
1758
James Monroe, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 5th President of the United States (d. 1831)
1715
Franz Sparry, Austrian composer and educator (d. 1767)
1676
Frederick I, prince consort and king of Sweden (d. 1751)
1630
Charles Cotton, English poet and author (d. 1687)
1623
Wilhelmus Beekman, Dutch politician (d. 1707)
1604
Joris Jansen Rapelje, Dutch settler in colonial North America (d. 1662)
1573
Charles de Valois, Duke of Angoulême, son of Charles IX (d. 1650)
1545
Yi Sun-sin, Korean commander (d. 1598)
1442
Edward IV, king of England (d. 1483)
1402
Nezahualcoyotl, Acolhuan philosopher, warrior, poet and ruler (d. 1472)
AD 32
Otho, Roman emperor (d. 69 AD)

Deaths On This Day

2018
James Hylton, American Race Car Driver (b. 1934)
2017
Mariano Gagnon, American Catholic priest and author (b. 1929)
2016
Jenny Diski, English author and screenwriter (b. 1947)
2015
Antônio Abujamra, Brazilian actor and director (b. 1932)
2015
Marcia Brown, American author and illustrator (b. 1918)
2015
Michael J. Ingelido, American general (b. 1916)
2014
Barbara Fiske Calhoun, American cartoonist and painter (b. 1919)
2014
William Honan, American journalist and author (b. 1930)
2014
Dennis Kamakahi, American guitarist and composer (b. 1953)
2014
Edgar Laprade, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1919)
2014
Jack Ramsay, American basketball player, coach, and sportscaster (b. 1925)
2014
Idris Sardi, Indonesian violinist and composer (b. 1938)
2014
Frederic Schwartz, American architect, co-designed Empty Sky (b. 1951)
2014
Ryan Tandy, Australian rugby player (b. 1981)
2013
Brad Lesley, American baseball player (b. 1958)
2013
Fredrick McKissack, American author (b. 1939)
2013
John C. Reynolds, American computer scientist and academic (b. 1935)
2013
Jack Shea, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1928)
2013
János Starker, Hungarian-American cellist and educator (b. 1924)
2013
Paulo Vanzolini, Brazilian singer-songwriter and zoologist (b. 1924)
2013
Bernie Wood, New Zealand journalist and author (b. 1939)
2012
Fred Allen, New Zealand rugby player and coach (b. 1920)
2012
Matilde Camus, Spanish poet and author (b. 1919)
2012
Al Ecuyer, American football player (b. 1937)
2012
Patricia Medina, English actress (b. 1919)
2012
Milan N. Popović, Serbian psychiatrist and author (b. 1924)
2012
Aberdeen Shikoyi, Kenyan rugby player (b. 1985)
2011
Erhard Loretan, Swiss mountaineer (b. 1959)
2009
Ekaterina Maximova, Russian ballerina and actress (b. 1939)
2009
Richard Pratt, Polish-Australian businessman (b. 1934)
2007
Dabbs Greer, American actor (b. 1917)
2007
René Mailhot, Canadian journalist (b. 1942)
2007
Tommy Newsom, American saxophonist and bandleader (b. 1929)
2007
Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker, German physicist and philosopher (b. 1912)
2007
Bertha Wilson, Scottish-Canadian lawyer and jurist (b. 1923)
2006
Steve Howe, American baseball player (b. 1958)
2005
Percy Heath, American bassist (b. 1923)
2005
Chris Candido, American wrestler (b. 1971)
2005
Taraki Sivaram, Sri Lankan journalist and author (b. 1959)
2002
Alexander Lebed, Russian general and politician (b. 1950)
2002
Lou Thesz, American wrestler and trainer (b. 1916)
2000
Jerzy Einhorn, Polish-Swedish physician and politician (b. 1925)
2000
Penelope Fitzgerald, English author and poet (b. 1916)
1999
Rory Calhoun, American actor, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1922)
1999
Rolf Landauer, German-American physicist and engineer (b. 1927)
1999
Alf Ramsey, English footballer and manager (b. 1920)
1999
Arthur Leonard Schawlow, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1921)
1998
Jerome Bixby, American author and screenwriter (b. 1923)
1997
Ann Petry, American novelist (b. 1908)
1996
Lester Sumrall, American minister, founded LeSEA (b. 1913)
1994
Berton Roueché, American journalist and author (b. 1910)
1993
Diva Diniz Corrêa, Brazilian zoologist (b. 1918)
1993
Jim Valvano, American basketball player, coach, and sportscaster (b. 1946)
1992
Francis Bacon, Irish painter (b. 1909)
1991
Steve Broidy, American film producer (b. 1905)
1987
Ben Linder, American engineer and activist (b. 1959)
1980
Tommy Caldwell, American bass player (b. 1949)
1978
Mohammed Daoud Khan, Afghan commander and politician, 1st President of Afghanistan (b. 1909)
1977
Ricardo Cortez, American actor (b. 1900)
1977
Sepp Herberger, German footballer and coach (b. 1897)
1976
Richard Hughes, American author and poet (b. 1900)
1973
Clas Thunberg, Finnish speed skater (b. 1893)
1970
Ed Begley, American actor (b. 1901)
1963
Wilhelm Weber, German gymnast (b. 1880)
1962
Bennie Osler, South African rugby player (b. 1901)
1957
Heinrich Bär, German colonel and pilot (b. 1913)
1956
Fred Marriott, American racing driver (b. 1872)
1954
Léon Jouhaux, French union leader, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1879)
1946
Louis Bachelier, French mathematician and academic (b. 1870)
1945
Roberto Farinacci, Italian soldier and politician (b. 1892)
1945
Hermann Fegelein, German general (b. 1906)
1945
Benito Mussolini, Italian journalist and politician, 27th Prime Minister of Italy (b. 1883)
1944
Mohammed Alim Khan, Manghud ruler (b. 1880)
1944
Frank Knox, American journalist and politician, 46th United States Secretary of the Navy (b. 1874)
1936
Fuad I of Egypt (b. 1868)
1929
Hendrik van Heuckelum, Dutch footballer (b. 1879)
1925
Richard Butler, English-Australian politician, 23rd Premier of South Australia (b. 1850)
1905
Fitzhugh Lee, American general and politician, 40th Governor of Virginia (b. 1835)
1902
Cyprien Tanguay, Canadian priest and historian (b. 1819)
1883
John Russell, English hunter and dog breeder (b. 1795)
1881
Antoine Samuel Adam-Salomon, French sculptor and photographer (b. 1818)
1865
Samuel Cunard, Canadian-English businessman, founded Cunard Line (b. 1787)
1858
Johannes Peter Müller, German physiologist and anatomist (b. 1801)
1853
Ludwig Tieck, German author and poet (b. 1773)
1841
Peter Chanel, French priest, missionary, and martyr (b. 1803)
1816
Johann Heinrich Abicht, German philosopher, author, and academic (b. 1762)
1813
Mikhail Kutuzov, Russian field marshal (b. 1745)
1781
Cornelius Harnett, American merchant, farmer, and politician (b. 1723)
1772
Johann Friedrich Struensee, German physician and politician (b. 1737)
1741
Magnus Julius De la Gardie, Swedish general and politician (b. 1668)
1726
Thomas Pitt, English merchant and politician (b. 1653)
1716
Louis de Montfort, French priest and saint (b. 1673)
1710
Thomas Betterton, English actor and manager (b. 1630)
1643
Francisco de Lucena, Portuguese politician (b. 1578)
1533
Nicholas West, English bishop and diplomat (b. 1461)
1489
Henry Percy, 4th Earl of Northumberland, English politician (b. 1449)
1400
Baldus de Ubaldis, Italian jurist (b. 1327)
1260
Luchesius Modestini, founding member of the Third Order of St. Francis
1257
Shajar al-Durr, sovereign sultana of Egypt
1197
Rhys ap Gruffydd, prince of Deheubarth (b. 1132)
1192
Conrad of Montferrat (b. 1140)
1109
Abbot Hugh of Cluny (b. 1024)
988
Adaldag, archbishop of Bremen
948
Hu Jinsi, Chinese general and prefect
224
Artabanus V of Parthia (b. 191)