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On This Day in History:  April 30

April 30 is the 120th day of the year (121st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 245 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2020
NJ Lottery temporarily suspends sales and drawings for 5 Card Cash due to coronavirus. The New Jersey Lottery temporarily suspended sales and drawings of its 5 Card Cash, effective Monday, May 4, 2020, due to COVID-19.
2020
State of Oregon forcing retailers to pay taxes on video lottery machines that are shut down. Hundreds of bars and restaurants already struggling to survive are now facing another financial setback. The Oregon Lottery is collecting taxes on each video lottery machine, even though the machines are shut down.
2018
Lawyer for trust claims $456.7 million Powerball lottery jackpot. A lawyer working for a trust claimed a $457 million Powerball ticket sold at a Pennsylvania convenience store, leaving state lottery officials with no details about the person or people who will get the money.
2018
Uber driver wins $140,000 after passenger tips him with lottery ticket. A Colorado Uber driver received a tip from a passenger that eventually landed him $140,000.
2015
16 N.Y. biotech workers claim $58M Mega Millions jackpot. A group of 16 workers at a Manhattan biotech company who pooled their cash to buy Mega Millions tickets have claimed a $58 million jackpot from the March 24 drawing.
2015
Factory worker quits job after winning $12.3M UK lottery jackpot. A food factory worker and his partner both quit their jobs after the pair won a lottery jackpot worth nearly £8 million (US$12.3 million).
2014
Pennsylvania Lottery to drive profits by boosting payouts. The state House on Tuesday approved a change to the Pennsylvania Lottery that the Corbett administration says will allow it to maximize profits for senior programs by meeting consumer demand for high-payout instant tickets.
2013
Ultimate Poker to become first legal, real-money online poker site in US. On Tuesday, UltimatePoker.com is expected to launch what will become the country's first fully legal online poker site, with one major catch: it will be limited to those physically present within the state of Nevada.
2013
Decision in $5 million lottery ticket theft trial in Judge's hands. Judge Joseph Fahey said Friday he will take a few days to make his decision after closing arguments in the trial of two New York brothers accused of stealing a winning $5 million lottery ticket.
2013
Relatives fight over estate of poisoned lottery winner. The family of a Chicago businessman who died of cyanide poisoning after winning a $1 million lottery jackpot is disputing a deal he purportedly signed leaving his share of several dry cleaning stores to his wife.
2012
48 Philly transit workers win $172M Powerball jackpot. Trains and subways might zip along a little faster in Philadelphia this week after a group of 48 transit workers hit a $172 million Powerball lottery jackpot.
2012
States up the online ante. When the U.S. Justice Department in December narrowed its interpretation of the 50-year-old Wire Act, saying it banned only sports betting and not other forms of online gambling, the decision sparked hope in state capitals that lotteries could start selling tickets online and lead a charge into online gambling.
2010
Mega Millions: $224 million lottery drawing tonight. Tonight across the United States, millions of lottery ticket holders will be hoping to match all of the Mega Millions winning numbers to win a $224 million jackpot.
2010
Mass. Lottery on track to $50 million surplus. The Massachusetts Legislature gambled a year ago that the state Lottery would generate at least $759 million in profits for local aid to cities and towns -- which is turning out to be a pretty safe bet after all.
2010
N.Y. Lottery posts record sales. The New York Lottery posted record revenue and profit in its latest fiscal year, the state announced on Thursday.
2008
Scientific Games wins Pennsylvania Lottery contract. Secretary of Revenue Tom Wolf today announced that after reviewing best and final offers, the department has selected Scientific Games International Inc. to supply terminal-based game services to the Pennsylvania Lottery.
2008
Youths prefer online betting. Young adults -- a key growth sector for Canada's gambling industry -- are very interested in such "technology driven" options as online gambling, which is not yet legal in Canada, an industry conference heard yesterday.
2008
Kentucky man thought he won lottery jackpot. A Kentucky man was shocked and happy when he scratched his lottery game card, but found out later it was worth $10 instead of $100,000.
2008
Tenn. proposal for real lottery drawings withdrawn. A proposal to require the Tennessee Lottery to abandon computerized drawings has been withdrawn for the year.
2007
Newspaper analyzes Fla. Lottery education funding. This highly biased newspaper article was published in Boca Raton News on Friday, April 27. It is presented here to educate lottery players about an unfortunately common form of so-called "analysis", which in reality is nothing more than slanted opinions of certain journalists, who seek only the information that will support their narrow agenda.

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
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Apr 30, 2019
3.$225 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
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May 1, 2009
4.$224 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 30, 2010
5.$200 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
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May 1, 2020
6.$195 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
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May 2, 2018
7.$181 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
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May 1, 2019
8.$165 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
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May 1, 2013
9.$162 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
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Apr 30, 2008
10.€144.16 Million
US$161.6 Million
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Apr 30, 2019
11.$155 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
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May 2, 2000
12.$145 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
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May 1, 2004
13.€98 Million
US$130.03 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
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May 1, 2009
14.$130 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
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May 3, 2017
15.$128 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
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May 3, 2016
16.$126 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
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May 1, 2018
17.€88 Million
US$121.99 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
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May 2, 2014
18.$114 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
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Apr 30, 2013
19.$102 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
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May 1, 2012
20.$100 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
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May 2, 2008
21.€90 Million
US$99.23 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
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May 1, 2020
22.$96 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 1, 2015
23.€79.26 Million
US$88.63 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
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May 3, 2019
24.€76.26 Million
US$87.32 Million
Draw Date
Apr 30, 2016
25.$85 Million
Draw Date
May 1, 2010

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1986
Wednesday, Apr 30, 1986
34 years old
1982
Friday, Apr 30, 1982
38 years old
1977
Saturday, Apr 30, 1977
43 years old
1973
Monday, Apr 30, 1973
47 years old
1968
Tuesday, Apr 30, 1968
52 years old
1968
Tuesday, Apr 30, 1968
52 years old
1965
Friday, Apr 30, 1965
55 years old
1965
Friday, Apr 30, 1965
55 years old
1960
Saturday, Apr 30, 1960
60 years old
1959
Thursday, Apr 30, 1959
61 years old
1954
Friday, Apr 30, 1954
66 years old
1953
Thursday, Apr 30, 1953
67 years old
1948
Friday, Apr 30, 1948
72 years old
1947
Wednesday, Apr 30, 1947
73 years old
(year not provided)

Worldwide Events On This Day

2014
A bomb blast in Ürümqi kills three people and injures 79 others.
2013
Willem-Alexander is inaugurated as King of the Netherlands following the abdication of Beatrix.
2012
An overloaded ferry capsizes on the Brahmaputra River in India killing at least 103 people.
2009
Chrysler files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
2009
Seven civilians and the perpetrator are killed and another ten injured at a Queen's Day parade in Apeldoorn, Netherlands in an attempted assassination on Queen Beatrix.
2008
Two skeletal remains found near Yekaterinburg, Russia are confirmed by Russian scientists to be the remains of Alexei and Anastasia, two of the children of the last Tsar of Russia, whose entire family was executed at Yekaterinburg by the Bolsheviks.
2004
U.S. media release graphic photos of American soldiers abusing and sexually humiliating Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib prison.
2000
Canonization of Faustina Kowalska in the presence of 200,000 people and the first Divine Mercy Sunday celebrated worldwide.
1998
Daniel V. Jones, an American maintenance worker, commits suicide on live television in Los Angeles, California.
1997
Ellen DeGeneres' character on her sitcom, Ellen comes out as gay, making the show one of first major television shows featuring an openly gay main character.
1994
Formula One racing driver Roland Ratzenberger is killed in a crash during the qualifying session of the San Marino Grand Prix run at Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari outside Imola, Italy.
1993
CERN announces World Wide Web protocols will be free.
1982
The Bijon Setu massacre occurs in Calcutta, India.
1980
Beatrix is inaugurated as Queen of the Netherlands following the abdication of Juliana.
1980
The Iranian Embassy siege begins in London.
1975
Fall of Saigon: Communist forces gain control of Saigon. The Vietnam War formally ends with the unconditional surrender of South Vietnamese president Dương Văn Minh.
1973
Watergate scandal: U.S. President Richard Nixon announces that White House Counsel John Dean has been fired and that other top aides, most notably H. R. Haldeman and John Ehrlichman, have resigned.
1966
The Church of Satan is formed in The Black House, San Francisco
1963
The Bristol Bus Boycott is held in Bristol to protest the Bristol Omnibus Company's refusal to employ Black or Asian bus crews, drawing national attention to racial discrimination in the United Kingdom.
1961
K-19, the first Soviet nuclear submarine equipped with nuclear missiles, is commissioned.
1957
Supplementary Convention on the Abolition of Slavery entered into force.
1956
Former Vice President and Democratic Senator Alben Barkley dies during a speech in Virginia.
1948
In Bogotá, Colombia, the Organization of American States is established.
1947
In Nevada, Boulder Dam is renamed Hoover Dam.
1945
World War II: Führerbunker: Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun commit suicide after being married for less than 40 hours. Soviet soldiers raise the Victory Banner over the Reichstag building.
1945
World War II: Stalag Luft I prisoner-of-war camp near Barth, Germany is liberated by Soviet soldiers, freeing nearly 9000 American and British airmen.
1943
World War II: The British submarine HMS Seraph surfaces near Huelva to cast adrift a dead man dressed as a courier and carrying false invasion plans.
1939
The 1939-40 New York World's Fair opens.
1939
NBC inaugurates its regularly scheduled television service in New York City, broadcasting President Franklin D. Roosevelt's N.Y. World's Fair opening day ceremonial address.
1938
The animated cartoon short Porky's Hare Hunt debuts in movie theaters, introducing Happy Rabbit, an early version of Bugs Bunny).
1937
The Commonwealth of the Philippines holds a plebiscite for Filipino women on whether they should be extended the right to suffrage; over 90% would vote in the affirmative.
1927
The Federal Industrial Institute for Women opens in Alderson, West Virginia, as the first women's federal prison in the United States.
1927
Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford become the first celebrities to leave their footprints in concrete at Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood.
1925
Automaker Dodge Brothers, Inc is sold to Dillon, Read & Co. for US$146 million plus $50 million for charity.
1905
Albert Einstein completes his doctoral thesis at the University of Zurich.
1904
The Louisiana Purchase Exposition World's Fair opens in St. Louis, Missouri.
1900
Hawaii becomes a territory of the United States, with Sanford B. Dole as governor.
1897
J. J. Thomson of the Cavendish Laboratory announces his discovery of the electron as a subatomic particle, over 1,800 times smaller than a proton (in the atomic nucleus), at a lecture at the Royal Institution in London.
1885
Governor of New York David B. Hill signs legislation creating the Niagara Reservation, New York's first state park, ensuring that Niagara Falls will not be devoted solely to industrial and commercial use.
1871
The Camp Grant massacre takes place in Arizona Territory.
1863
A 65-man French Foreign Legion infantry patrol fights a force of nearly 2,000 Mexican soldiers to nearly the last man in Hacienda Camarón, Mexico.
1838
Nicaragua declares independence from the Central American Federation.
1812
The Territory of Orleans becomes the 18th U.S. state under the name Louisiana.
1803
Louisiana Purchase: The United States purchases the Louisiana Territory from France for $15 million, more than doubling the size of the young nation.
1789
On the balcony of Federal Hall on Wall Street in New York City, George Washington takes the oath of office to become the first elected President of the United States.
1671
Petar Zrinski, the Croatian Ban from the Zrinski family, is executed.
1636
Eighty Years' War: Dutch Republic forces recapture a strategically important fort from Spain after a nine-month siege.
1598
Juan de Oñate begins the conquest of Santa Fe de Nuevo México.
1598
Henry IV of France issues the Edict of Nantes, allowing freedom of religion to the Huguenots.
1557
Mapuche leader Lautaro is killed by Spanish forces at the Battle of Mataquito in Chile.
1513
Edmund de la Pole, Yorkist pretender to the English throne, is executed on the orders of Henry VIII.
1492
Spain gives Christopher Columbus his commission of exploration.
1315
Enguerrand de Marigny is hanged at the instigation of Charles, Count of Valois.
642
Chindasuinth is proclaimed king by the Visigothic nobility and bishops.
313
Battle of Tzirallum: Emperor Licinius defeats Maximinus II and unifies the Eastern Roman Empire.
311
The Diocletianic Persecution of Christians in the Roman Empire ends.

Births On This Day

1999
Jorden van Foreest, Dutch chess grandmaster
1997
Adam Ryczkowski, Polish footballer
1996
Luke Friend, English singer
1994
Wang Yafan, Chinese tennis player
1993
Dion Dreesens, Dutch swimmer
1992
Travis Scott, American rapper and producer
1992
Marc-André ter Stegen, German footballer
1991
Chris Kreider, American ice hockey player
1990
Jonny Brownlee, English triathlete
1990
Mac DeMarco, Canadian singer-songwriter
1990
Kaarel Kiidron, Estonian footballer
1989
Jang Wooyoung, South Korean singer and actor (2PM)
1988
Andy Allen, Australian chef
1988
Sander Baart, Dutch field hockey player
1988
Oh Hye-ri, South Korean taekwondo athlete
1987
Alipate Carlile, Australian footballer
1987
Chris Morris, South African cricketer
1987
Rohit Sharma, Indian cricketer
1986
Dianna Agron, American actress and singer
1986
Martten Kaldvee, Estonian biathlete
1985
Brandon Bass, American basketball player
1985
Gal Gadot, Israeli actress and model
1985
Ashley Alexandra Dupré, American journalist, singer, and prostitute
1984
Seimone Augustus, American basketball player
1984
Shawn Daivari, American wrestler and manager
1984
Risto Mätas, Estonian javelin thrower
1984
Lee Roache, English footballer
1983
Chris Carr, American football player
1983
Tatjana Hüfner, German luger
1983
Marina Tomić, Slovenian hurdler
1983
Troy Williamson, American football player
1982
Kirsten Dunst, American actress
1982
Drew Seeley, Canadian-American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actor
1981
Nicole Kaczmarski, American basketball player
1981
John O'Shea, Irish footballer
1981
Kunal Nayyar, British-Indian actor
1981
Justin Vernon, American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer
1980
Luis Scola, Argentinian basketball player
1980
Jeroen Verhoeven, Dutch footballer
1979
Gerardo Torrado, Mexican footballer
1979
Sean Mackin, American musician
1977
Jeannie Haddaway, American politician
1977
Meredith L. Patterson, American technologist, journalist, and author
1976
Davian Clarke, Jamaican sprinter
1976
Amanda Palmer, American singer-songwriter and pianist
1976
Daniel Wagon, Australian rugby league player
1975
Johnny Galecki, American actor
1975
Elliott Sadler, American racing driver
1974
Christian Tamminga, Dutch athlete
1973
Leigh Francis, English comedian and actor
1969
Warren Defever, American bass player and producer
1969
Justine Greening, English accountant and politician, Secretary of State for International Development
1969
Paulo Jr., Brazilian bass player
1966
Jeff Brown, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1966
Dave Meggett, American football player and coach
1965
Daniela Costian, Romanian-Australian discus thrower
1964
Tony Fernandes, Malaysian-Indian businessman, co-founded Tune Group
1964
Abhishek Chatterjee, Indian actor
1964
Ian Healy, Australian cricketer, coach, and sportscaster
1964
Pooky Quesnel, English actress, screenwriter and singer
1964
Lorenzo Staelens, Belgian footballer and manager
1963
Andrew Carwood, English tenor and conductor
1963
Michael Waltrip, American race car driver and sportscaster
1961
Arnór Guðjohnsen, Icelandic footballer
1961
Isiah Thomas, American basketball player, coach, and sportscaster
1960
Geoffrey Cox, English lawyer and politician
1960
Kerry Healey, American academic and politician, 70th Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts
1960
Y. S. Chandrashekhar, American physician and scientist
1959
Stephen Harper, Canadian economist and politician, 22nd Prime Minister of Canada
1958
Charles Berling, French actor, director, and screenwriter
1957
Wonder Mike, American rapper and songwriter
1956
Lars von Trier, Danish director and screenwriter
1955
Nicolas Hulot, French journalist and environmentalist
1955
David Kitchin, English lawyer and judge
1955
Zlatko Topčić, Bosnian writer and screenwriter
1954
Jane Campion, New Zealand director, producer, and screenwriter
1954
Kim Darroch, English diplomat, UK Permanent Representative to the European Union
1954
Frank-Michael Marczewski, German footballer
1953
Merrill Osmond, American singer and bass player
1952
Jacques Audiard, French director and screenwriter
1952
Jack Middelburg, Dutch motorcycle racer (d. 1984)
1949
Phil Garner, American baseball player and manager
1949
António Guterres, Portuguese academic and politician, 114th Prime Minister of Portugal and 9th Secretary-General of the United Nations
1949
Karl Meiler, German tennis player (d. 2014)
1948
Wayne Kramer, American guitarist and singer-songwriter
1948
Pierre Pagé, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1948
Margit Papp, Hungarian athlete
1947
Paul Fiddes, English theologian and academic
1947
Finn Kalvik, Norwegian singer-songwriter and guitarist
1947
Tom Køhlert, Danish footballer and manager
1947
Mats Odell, Swedish economist and politician, Swedish Minister for Financial Markets
1946
King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden
1946
Bill Plympton, American animator, producer, and screenwriter
1946
Don Schollander, American swimmer
1945
J. Michael Brady, British radiologist
1945
Annie Dillard, American novelist, essayist, and poet
1945
Mimi Fariña, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and activist (d. 2001)
1945
Michael J. Smith, American captain, pilot, and astronaut (d. 1986)
1944
Jon Bing, Norwegian author, scholar, and academic (d. 2014)
1944
Jill Clayburgh, American actress (d. 2010)
1943
Frederick Chiluba, Zambian politician, 2nd President of Zambia (d. 2011)
1943
Bobby Vee, American pop singer-songwriter (d. 2016)
1942
Sallehuddin of Kedah, Sultan of Kedah
1941
Stavros Dimas, Greek lawyer and politician, Greek Minister of Foreign Affairs
1941
Max Merritt, New Zealand-Australian singer-songwriter
1940
Jeroen Brouwers, Dutch journalist and writer
1940
Michael Cleary, Australian rugby player and politician
1938
Gary Collins, American actor and talk show host (d. 2012)
1938
Juraj Jakubisko, Slovak director and screenwriter
1938
Larry Niven, American author and screenwriter
1937
Tony Harrison, English poet and playwright
1934
Jerry Lordan, English singer-songwriter (d. 1995)
1934
Don McKenney, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1933
Charles Sanderson, Baron Sanderson of Bowden, English politician
1930
Félix Guattari, French psychotherapist and philosopher (d. 1992)
1928
Hugh Hood, Canadian author and academic (d. 2000)
1928
Orlando Sirola, Italian tennis player (d. 1995)
1926
Shrinivas Khale, Indian composer (d. 2011)
1926
Cloris Leachman, American actress and comedian
1925
Corinne Calvet, French actress (d. 2001)
1925
Johnny Horton, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1960)
1924
Uno Laht, Estonian KGB officer and author (d. 2008)
1923
Percy Heath, American bassist (d. 2005)
1923
Kagamisato Kiyoji, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 42nd Yokozuna (d. 2004)
1922
Anton Murray, South African cricketer (d. 1995)
1921
Roger L. Easton, American scientist, co-invented the GPS (d. 2014)
1920
Duncan Hamilton, Irish-English race car driver and pilot (d. 1994)
1917
Bea Wain, American singer (d. 2017)
1916
Claude Shannon, American mathematician and engineer (d. 2001)
1916
Paul Kuusberg, Estonian journalist and author (d. 2003)
1916
Robert Shaw, American conductor (d. 1999)
1914
Charles Beetham, American middle-distance runner (d. 1997)
1914
Dorival Caymmi, Brazilian singer-songwriter, actor, and painter (d. 2008)
1910
Levi Celerio, Filipino pianist, violinist, and composer (d. 2002)
1909
F. E. McWilliam, Irish sculptor and educator (d. 1992)
1909
Juliana of the Netherlands (d. 2004)
1908
Eve Arden, American actress (d. 1990)
1908
Bjarni Benediktsson, Icelandic journalist and politician, 13th Prime Minister of Iceland (d. 1970)
1908
Frank Robert Miller, Canadian air marshal and politician (d. 1997)
1905
Sergey Nikolsky, Russian mathematician and academic (d. 2012)
1902
Theodore Schultz, American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1998)
1901
Simon Kuznets, Belarusian-American economist, statistician, and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1985)
1900
Erni Krusten, Estonian author and poet (d. 1984)
1900
Cecily Lefort, English World War II heroine, spy for the SOE (d. 1945)
1897
Humberto Mauro, Brazilian director and screenwriter (d. 1983)
1896
Reverend Gary Davis, American singer and guitarist (d. 1972)
1896
Hans List, Austrian scientist and businessman, founded the AVL Engineering Company (d. 1996)
1895
Philippe Panneton, Canadian physician, academic, and diplomat (d. 1960)
1893
Harold Breen, Australian public servant (d. 1966)
1893
Joachim von Ribbentrop, German soldier and politician, 14th German Reich Minister for Foreign Affairs (d. 1946)
1888
John Crowe Ransom, American poet, critic, and academic (d. 1974)
1884
Olof Sandborg, Swedish actor (d. 1965)
1883
Jaroslav Hašek, Czech soldier and author (d. 1923)
1883
Luigi Russolo, Italian painter and composer (d. 1947)
1880
Charles Exeter Devereux Crombie, Scottish cartoonist (d. 1967)
1877
Léon Flameng, French cyclist (d. 1917)
1877
Alice B. Toklas, American memoirist (d. 1967)
1876
Orso Mario Corbino, Italian physicist and politician (d. 1937)
1874
Cyriel Verschaeve, Flemish priest and author (d. 1949)
1871
Fielding Yost, American football player and coach (d. 1946)
1870
Franz Lehár, Hungarian composer (d. 1948)
1870
Dadasaheb Phalke, Indian director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1944)
1869
Hans Poelzig, German architect, designed the IG Farben Building and Großes Schauspielhaus (d. 1936)
1866
Mary Haviland Stilwell Kuesel, American pioneer dentist (d. 1936)
1865
Max Nettlau, German historian and academic (d. 1944)
1857
Eugen Bleuler, Swiss psychiatrist and eugenicist (d. 1940)
1857
Walter Simon, German banker and philanthropist (d. 1920)
1829
Ferdinand von Hochstetter, Austrian geologist and academic (d. 1884)
1803
Albrecht von Roon, Prussian soldier and politician, 10th Minister President of Prussia (d. 1879)
1777
Carl Friedrich Gauss, German mathematician and physicist (d. 1855)
1770
David Thompson, English-Canadian cartographer and explorer (d. 1857)
1758
Emmanuel Vitale, Maltese commander and politician (d. 1802)
1723
Mathurin Jacques Brisson, French zoologist and philosopher (d. 1806)
1710
Johann Kaspar Basselet von La Rosée, Bavarian general (d. 1795)
1664
François Louis, Prince of Conti (d. 1709)
1662
Mary II of England (d. 1694)
1651
Jean-Baptiste de La Salle, French priest and saint (d. 1719)
1623
François de Laval, French-Canadian bishop and saint (d. 1708)
1553
Louise of Lorraine (d. 1601)
1504
Francesco Primaticcio, Italian painter (d. 1570)
1425
William III, Landgrave of Thuringia (d. 1482)
1383
Anne of Gloucester, English countess, granddaughter of King Edward III of England (d. 1438)
1331
Gaston III, Count of Foix (d. 1391)
1310
King Casimir III of Poland (d. 1368)
1245
Philip III of France (d. 1285)

Deaths On This Day

2016
Daniel Berrigan, American priest and activist (b. 1921)
2016
Harry Kroto, English chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1939)
2015
Lennart Bodström, Swedish politician (b. 1928)
2015
Ben E. King, American singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1938)
2015
Steven Goldmann, Canadian director and producer (b. 1961)
2014
Khaled Choudhury, Indian painter and set designer (b. 1919)
2014
Julian Lewis, English biologist and academic (b. 1946)
2014
Carl E. Moses, American businessman and politician (b. 1929)
2014
Ian Ross, Australian journalist (b. 1940)
2013
Roberto Chabet, Filipino painter and sculptor (b. 1937)
2013
Shirley Firth, Canadian skier (b. 1953)
2013
Viviane Forrester, French author and critic (b. 1925)
2013
Mike Gray, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1935)
2012
Tomás Borge, Nicaraguan poet and politician, co-founded the Sandinista National Liberation Front (b. 1930)
2012
Alexander Dale Oen, Norwegian swimmer (b. 1985)
2012
Giannis Gravanis, Greek footballer (b. 1958)
2012
Benzion Netanyahu, Russian-Israeli historian and academic (b. 1910)
2012
Sicelo Shiceka, South African politician (b. 1966)
2011
Dorjee Khandu, Indian politician, 6th Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh (b. 1955)
2011
Evald Okas, Estonian painter (b. 1915)
2011
Ernesto Sabato, Argentinian physicist, author, and painter (b. 1911)
2009
Henk Nijdam, Dutch cyclist (b. 1935)
2008
John Cargher, English-Australian journalist and author (b. 1919)
2008
Juancho Evertsz, Dutch Antillean politician (b. 1923)
2007
Kevin Mitchell, American football player (b. 1971)
2007
Tom Poston, American actor, comedian, and game show panelist (b. 1921)
2007
Gordon Scott, American film and television actor (b. 1926)
2006
Jean-François Revel, French philosopher (b. 1924)
2006
Pramoedya Ananta Toer, Indonesian author and academic (b. 1925)
2005
Phil Rasmussen, American lieutenant and pilot (b. 1918)
2003
Mark Berger, American economist and academic (b. 1955)
2003
Possum Bourne, New Zealand race car driver (b. 1956)
2002
Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, German philanthropist, founded the Gründerzeit Museum (b. 1928)
2000
Poul Hartling, Danish politician, 36th Prime Minister of Denmark (b. 1914)
1998
Nizar Qabbani, Syrian-English poet, publisher, and diplomat (b. 1926)
1995
Maung Maung Kha, Burmese colonel and politician, 8th Prime Minister of Burma (b. 1920)
1994
Roland Ratzenberger, Austrian race car driver (b. 1960)
1994
Richard Scarry, American author and illustrator (b. 1919)
1993
Tommy Caton, English footballer (b. 1962)
1989
Sergio Leone, Italian director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1929)
1986
Robert Stevenson, English director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1905)
1983
George Balanchine, Russian dancer and choreographer (b. 1904)
1983
Muddy Waters, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and bandleader (b. 1913)
1983
Edouard Wyss-Dunant, Swiss physician and mountaineer (b. 1897)
1982
Lester Bangs, American journalist and author (b. 1949)
1980
Luis Muñoz Marín, Puerto Rican journalist and politician, 1st Governor of Puerto Rico (b. 1898)
1974
Agnes Moorehead, American actress (b. 1900)
1973
Václav Renč, Czech poet and playwright (b. 1911)
1972
Gia Scala, English-American model and actress (b. 1934)
1970
Jacques Presser, Dutch historian, writer and poet (b. 1899)
1970
Inger Stevens, Swedish-American actress (b. 1934)
1956
Alben W. Barkley, American lawyer and politician, 35th Vice President of the United States (b. 1877)
1953
Jacob Linzbach, Estonian linguist and author (b. 1874)
1943
Otto Jespersen, Danish linguist and academic (b. 1860)
1943
Beatrice Webb, English sociologist and economist (b. 1858)
1939
Frank Haller, American boxer (b. 1883)
1936
A. E. Housman, English poet and scholar (b. 1859)
1910
Jean Moréas, Greek poet and critic (b. 1856)
1903
Emily Stowe, Canadian physician and activist (b. 1831)
1900
Casey Jones, American engineer (b. 1863)
1891
Joseph Leidy, American paleontologist and author (b. 1823)
1883
Édouard Manet, French painter (b. 1832)
1879
Emma Smith, American religious leader (b. 1804)
1875
Jean-Frédéric Waldeck, French explorer, lithographer, and cartographer (b. 1766)
1870
Thomas Cooke, Canadian bishop and missionary (b. 1792)
1865
Robert FitzRoy, English admiral, meteorologist, and politician, 2nd Governor of New Zealand (b. 1805)
1863
Jean Danjou, French captain (b. 1828)
1847
Charles, Austrian commander and duke of Teschen (b. 1771)
1841
Peter Andreas Heiberg, Danish philologist and author (b. 1758)
1806
Onogawa Kisaburō, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 5th Yokozuna (b. 1758)
1795
Jean-Jacques Barthélemy, French archaeologist and author (b. 1716)
1792
John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich, English politician, Secretary of State for the Northern Department (b. 1718)
1758
François d'Agincourt, French organist and composer (b. 1684)
1736
Johann Albert Fabricius, German scholar and author (b. 1668)
1712
Philipp van Limborch, Dutch theologian and author (b. 1633)
1696
Robert Plot, English chemist and academic (b. 1640)
1672
Marie of the Incarnation, French-Canadian nun and saint, founded the Ursulines of Quebec (b. 1599)
1660
Petrus Scriverius, Dutch historian and scholar (b. 1576)
1655
Eustache Le Sueur, French painter (b. 1617)
1637
Niwa Nagashige, Japanese daimyō (b. 1571)
1632
Johann Tserclaes, Count of Tilly, Bavarian general (b. 1559)
1632
Sigismund III Vasa, Swedish-Polish son of John III of Sweden (b. 1566)
1550
Tabinshwehti, Burmese king (b. 1516)
1544
Thomas Audley, 1st Baron Audley of Walden, English lawyer and judge, Lord Chancellor of England (b. 1488)
1524
Pierre Terrail, seigneur de Bayard, French soldier (b. 1473)
1439
Richard de Beauchamp, 13th Earl of Warwick, English commander (b. 1382)
1341
John III, duke of Brittany (b. 1286)
1305
Roger de Flor, Italian military adventurer (b. 1267)
1131
Adjutor, French knight and saint
1063
Ren Zong, Chinese emperor (b. 1010)
1030
Mahmud of Ghazni, Ghaznavid emir (b. 971)
1002
Eckard I, German nobleman
783
Hildegard of the Vinzgau, Frankish queen
535
Amalasuntha, Ostrogothic queen and regent
125
An, Chinese emperor (b. 94)
AD 65
Lucan, Roman poet (b. 39)