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On This Day in History:  April 4

April 4 is the 94th day of the year (95th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 271 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2019
48 hours before deadline, Canadian couple finds $1M lottery ticket in old book. A Montreal couple got a double dose of good fortune after they found a $1 million lottery ticket in an old book just 48 hours before the deadline to claim.
2019
2nd lottery bill filed in the Alabama Senate. A second competing lottery bill was filed this week in the Alabama Senate that would establish a state lottery and limit it to paper-based games — a move that has drawn opposition in the past from senators who say it could give a major gambling entity in Alabama a unique advantage over others.
2019
Former security chief grilled by CT Lottery lawyer at hearing. A hearing on an ex-lottery official's "whistleblower complaint" grew heated Wednesday over the question of why a Connecticut Lottery Corp. drawing team entered the wrong numbers into a computerized "random number generator" on Jan. 1, 2018, in a million-dollar blunder that required a do-over drawing two weeks later and has never stopped causing trouble since.
2017
Free lottery ticket wins Indiana man $300,000. An Indiana man could hardly believe his eyes when he saw that he won $300,000 in the state's Quick Draw game.
2017
Lottery winner gets 21 years for financing drug trafficking operation. Two years after winning $3 million in the Georgia Lottery, a Ware County man was sentenced to 21 years in federal prison after prosecutors said he used the winnings to fund methamphetamine trafficking.
2017
House committee considers bill that would allow Texas Lottery winners to remain anonymous. The concerns of a border resident who hopes to win the lottery someday has led to a bill now being considered by lawmakers that would allow the Texas lottery's biggest winners to remain anonymous.
2016
$1M winning lottery ticket sold in Wisconsin goes unclaimed. Someone with a winning Powerball lottery ticket sold in Wisconsin worth $1 million has missed out on claiming the huge prize.
2016
Illinois Lottery gives out free gas, groceries, treats. The Illinois Lottery was giving away thousands of dollars worth of free gasoline, groceries, meals and sweets throughout the state on Monday, as part of its Luck is Everywhere promotion.
2016
Iowa Lottery hopes to upgrade vending machines by end of September. The Iowa Lottery is going to work after the governor signed a bill Friday to allow them to upgrade their vending machines to modern technology.
2015
UK couple tell of £53 million EuroMillions win. A Lincolnshire woman told her husband "don't be so stupid" when he revealed they had won £53m (US$79 million) on the lottery.
2014
$20M Mega Millions winner didn't believe lottery scanner. A lottery player scanned his tickets at a Shirley, New York, convenience store called JackSpot! and when the screen flashed "BIG WINNER," he told the cashier, "The machine is broken."
2013
Germany Lottery draw glitch caused announcement of wrong numbers. German broadcaster ZDF gave Lotto ticket holders a moment of false hope on Wednesday evening, after a glitch with the ball machine meant presenters read out the wrong numbers.
2013
UK shopkeeper guilty of lottery fraud. A shopkeeper from Gravesend, a town in northwest Kent, England, has been found guilty of trying to con a lottery syndicate [pool] out of nearly £80,000 (US$120,000) in winnings.
2012
Mega Millionaire 'Bunky' Bartlett offers advice to winners. Lottery winner Bunky Bartlett advises future lottery winners to stay anonymous and don't take the cash option.
2012
In group lottery wins, splitting the spoils tough. Every once in a while a lottery jackpot becomes so huge that people can't help but band together in the hope of increasing their odds, pooling their money for a wad of tickets and promising to evenly split the spoils. Seems like a good idea until lightning strikes and the group wins.
2011
NY Lottery contributed $2.6 billion to education. With recent media attention focused on soaring Mega Millions sales, many people are curious how the lottery proceeds are divided and spent.
2009
Arkansas Lottery Commision takes shape. Arkansas House Speaker Robbie Wills appointed three members to the newly created Arkansas Lottery Commission, and his lottery "cleanup" bill to clarify the salary of the commission's director cleared a committee Wednesday.
2009
Arkansas lottery tickets may be available by this fall. Soon, people in Arkansas will be able to go into convenience stores and gas stations and buy lottery tickets in their own state rather than heading to one of the boardering states to get their chance at the big money.
2009
Man loses house in lottery scam. Police have revealed that an elderly man from south west Scotland has lost his home to a foreign lottery scam.
2009
Mass. Lottery will sell ads on its tickets. Massachusetts Lottery officials will have a new way to bring in cash: by selling ads on game tickets and monitors.
2008
$135M lottery winner to boss: "I'm out of here". David Sneath has worked at a Ford Motor Co. parts warehouse for 34 years, but it didn't take him any time at all to walk out once he discovered he had won a $136 million Mega Millions jackpot.
2005
Tenn. lottery chief hopes Powerball win propels sales. Tennessee's first sale of a Powerball jackpot ticket has officials of the Tennessee Lottery hoping there will be more interest in the multi-state game, whose sales in Tennessee have been on the decline since December.
2005
One California SuperLotto Plus lottery ticket wins $72 million. Someone who bought a California SuperLotto Plus ticket at an Alhambra drug store is holding stub worth $72 million, lottery officials announced on Sunday.
2005
N.C. legislators wary of retribution by lottery opponents. According to one North Carolina legislator, 80 percent of the lottery-related calls and e-mail that he is getting right now come from people opposed to starting a lottery in North Carolina.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$221.7 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 6, 2011
2.$190 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 6, 1999
3.$180 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 4, 2020
4.$174 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 5, 2006
5.€124.07 Million
US$152 Million
Draw Date
Apr 5, 2018
6.$148 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 6, 2016
7.€130.35 Million
US$146.32 Million
Draw Date
Apr 4, 2019
8.$138 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 4, 2006
9.$127 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 7, 2020
10.$126 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 4, 2009
11.$125 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 7, 2010
12.$117 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 5, 2002
13.$105 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 6, 2007
14.$104 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 5, 2019
15.€90 Million
US$99.23 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Apr 10, 2020
16.€76 Million
US$93.19 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Apr 6, 2018
17.$90 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 6, 2004
18.$86 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 5, 2005
19.€72 Million
US$80.81 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Apr 5, 2019
20.€62 Million
US$79.71 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Apr 8, 2005
21.€57.28 Million
US$78.49 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Apr 4, 2014
22.$77 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 4, 1997
23.€72 Million
US$76.41 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Apr 7, 2017
24.$76 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 6, 2010
25.€65.72 Million
US$74.77 Million
Draw Date
Apr 5, 2016

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

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1984
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1983
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1976
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1973
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1966
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1966
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1964
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1963
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1961
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1960
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1957
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1955
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1953
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1951
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1950
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Worldwide Events On This Day

2013
More than 70 people are killed in a building collapse in Thane, India.
2009
France returns to being a member of NATO.
2002
The Angolan government and UNITA rebels sign a peace treaty ending the Angolan Civil War.
1996
Comet Hyakutake is imaged by the USA Asteroid Orbiter Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous.
1994
Marc Andreessen and Jim Clark found Netscape Communications Corporation under the name Mosaic Communications Corporation.
1991
Senator John Heinz of Pennsylvania and six others are killed when a helicopter collides with their airplane over an elementary school in Merion, Pennsylvania.
1991
The current flag of Hong Kong is adopted for post-colonial Hong Kong during the Third Session of the Seventh National People's Congress.
1988
Governor Evan Mecham of Arizona is convicted in his impeachment trial and removed from office.
1984
President Ronald Reagan calls for an international ban on chemical weapons.
1983
Space Shuttle program: Space Shuttle Challenger makes its maiden voyage into space.
1981
Iran-Iraq War: The Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force mounts an attack on H-3 Airbase and destroys about 50 Iraqi aircraft.
1979
Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto of Pakistan is executed.
1975
Microsoft is founded as a partnership between Bill Gates and Paul Allen in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
1975
Vietnam War: A United States Air Force Lockheed C-5A Galaxy transporting orphans, crashes near Saigon, South Vietnam shortly after takeoff, killing 172 people.
1973
The Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City are officially dedicated.
1973
A Lockheed C-141 Starlifter, dubbed the Hanoi Taxi, makes the last flight of Operation Homecoming.
1969
Dr. Denton Cooley implants the first temporary artificial heart.
1968
Martin Luther King Jr. is assassinated by James Earl Ray at a motel in Memphis, Tennessee.
1968
Apollo program: NASA launches Apollo 6.
1968
A.E.K. Athens B.C. becomes the first Greek team to win the European Basketball Cup.
1967
Martin Luther King Jr. delivers his "Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence" speech in New York City's Riverside Church.
1965
The first model of the new Saab Viggen fighter aircraft is unveiled.
1964
The Beatles occupy the top five positions on the Billboard Hot 100 pop chart.
1960
France agrees to grant independence to the Mali Federation, a union of Senegal and French Sudan.
1958
The CND peace symbol is displayed in public for the first time in London.
1949
Cold War: Twelve nations sign the North Atlantic Treaty creating the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
1945
World War II: American troops liberate Ohrdruf forced labor camp in Germany.
1945
World War II: American troops capture Kassel.
1945
World War II: Soviet troops liberate Hungary from German occupation and occupy the country itself.
1944
World War II: First bombardment of oil refineries in Bucharest by Anglo-American forces kills 3000 civilians.
1939
Faisal II becomes King of Iraq.
1933
U.S. Navy airship USS Akron is wrecked off the New Jersey coast due to severe weather.
1925
The Schutzstaffel (SS) is founded under Adolf Hitler's Nazi party in Germany.
1913
First Balkan War: Greek aviator Emmanouil Argyropoulos becomes the first pilot to die in the Hellenic Air Force when his plane crashes.
1905
In India, an earthquake hits the Kangra Valley, killing 20,000, and destroying most buildings in Kangra, McLeod Ganj and Dharamshala.
1887
Argonia, Kansas elects Susanna M. Salter as the first female mayor in the United States.
1875
Vltava, composed by Czech composer Bedřich Smetana and also known by its German name Die Moldau, premiered in Prague.
1873
The Kennel Club is founded, the oldest and first official registry of purebred dogs in the world.
1866
Alexander II of Russia narrowly escapes an assassination attempt by Dmitry Karakozov in the city of Saint Petersburg.
1865
American Civil War: A day after Union forces capture Richmond, Virginia, U.S. President Abraham Lincoln visits the Confederate capital.
1859
Bryant's Minstrels debut "Dixie" in New York City in the finale of a blackface minstrel show.
1850
A large part of the English village of Cottenham burns to the ground in suspicious circumstances.
1850
Los Angeles is incorporated as a city.
1841
William Henry Harrison dies of pneumonia, becoming the first President of the United States to die in office, and setting the record for the briefest administration. Vice President John Tyler succeeds Harrison as President.
1818
The United States Congress, affirming the Second Continental Congress, adopts the flag of the United States with 13 red and white stripes and one star for each state (20 at that time).
1814
Napoleon abdicates for the first time and names his son Napoleon II as Emperor of the French.
1812
United States President James Madison enacts a ninety-day embargo on trade with the United Kingdom.
1796
Georges Cuvier delivers the first paleontological lecture.
1768
In London, Philip Astley stages the first modern circus.
1721
Sir Robert Walpole becomes the first British prime minister.
1660
Declaration of Breda by King Charles II of Great Britain promises, among other things, a general pardon to all royalists for crimes committed during the English Civil War and the Interregnum.
1581
Francis Drake is knighted for completing a circumnavigation of the world.
1460
Basel University is founded.
1268
A five-year Byzantine-Venetian peace treaty is concluded between Venetian envoys and Emperor Michael VIII Palaiologos.
1147
First historical record of Moscow.
503 BC
Roman consul Agrippa Menenius Lanatus celebrated a triumph for a military victory over the Sabines.

Births On This Day

1996
Austin Mahone, American singer-songwriter and actor
1994
Shunsuke Nishikawa, Japanese actor
1994
Risako Sugaya, Japanese singer and actress
1993
Samir Carruthers, English footballer
1993
Frank Kaminsky, American basketball player
1992
Lucy May Barker, English actress and singer
1992
Christina Metaxa, Cypriot singer-songwriter
1992
Ricky Dillon, American youtuber and singer
1991
Yui Koike, Japanese singer and actress
1991
Justin O'Neill, Australian rugby league player
1991
Jamie Lynn Spears, American actress and singer
1991
Marlon Stöckinger, Filipino race car driver
1989
Vurnon Anita, Dutch footballer
1989
Steven Finn, English cricketer
1989
Chris Herd, Australian footballer
1988
Frank Fielding, English footballer
1987
Sami Khedira, German footballer
1987
McDonald Mariga, Kenyan footballer
1987
Cameron Maybin, American baseball player
1987
Marcos Vellidis, Greek footballer
1987
Sarah Gadon, Canadian actress
1986
Eunhyuk, South Korean singer-songwriter and dancer
1986
Cameron Barker, Canadian ice hockey player
1986
Maurice Manificat, French skier
1986
Aiden McGeady, Scottish-born Irish footballer
1986
Alexander Tettey, Norwegian footballer
1985
Rudy Fernández, Spanish basketball player
1985
Dudi Sela, Israeli tennis player
1985
Ricardo Vilar, Brazilian footballer
1984
Sean May, American basketball player
1984
Arkady Vyatchanin, Russian swimmer
1983
Evgeny Artyukhin, Russian ice hockey player
1983
Eric Andre, American comedian
1983
Ben Gordon, American basketball player
1983
Doug Lynch, Canadian ice hockey player
1983
Natalie Pike, Scottish-English model and actress
1983
Amanda Righetti, American actress
1982
Justin Cook, American voice actor and producer
1982
Magnus Lindgren, Swedish chef (d. 2012)
1981
Currensy, American rapper
1981
Eduardo Luís Carloto, Brazilian footballer
1981
Casey Daigle, American baseball player
1981
Anna Pyatykh, Russian triple jumper
1981
Ned Vizzini, American author and screenwriter (d. 2013)
1980
Johnny Borrell, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
1980
Trevor Moore, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1980
Eric Steinbach, American football player
1980
Björn Wirdheim, Swedish race car driver
1979
Heath Ledger, Australian actor (d. 2008)
1979
Roberto Luongo, Canadian ice hockey player
1979
Natasha Lyonne, American actress
1979
Andy McKee, American guitarist
1978
Jason Ellison, American baseball player and scout
1978
Alan Mahon, Irish footballer
1977
Stephan Bonnar, American mixed martial artist
1977
Keith Bulluck, American football player and sportscaster
1977
Adam Dutkiewicz, American guitarist, songwriter, and producer
1977
Stephen Mulhern, English magician and television host
1977
Omarr Smith, American football player and coach
1976
Nathan Blacklock, Australian rugby player
1976
Sébastien Enjolras, French race car driver (d. 1997)
1976
Emerson Ferreira da Rosa, Brazilian footballer
1976
James Roday, American actor, director, and screenwriter
1975
Delphine Arnault, French businesswoman
1975
Thobias Fredriksson, Swedish skier
1975
Joyce Giraud, Puerto Rican-American model, television actress and producer, Miss Puerto Rico 1994
1975
Pamela Ribon, American actress, screenwriter, and author
1975
Miranda Lee Richards, American singer-songwriter
1975
Scott Rolen, American baseball player
1975
Kevin Weekes, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster
1973
Chris Banks, American football player (d. 2014)
1973
David Blaine, American magician and producer
1973
Loris Capirossi, Italian motorcycle racer
1973
Peter Hoekstra, Dutch footballer and coach
1973
Chris McCormack, Australian triathlete and coach
1973
Kelly Price, American singer-songwriter
1972
Jim Dymock, Australian rugby league player and coach
1972
Jill Scott, American singer-songwriter and actress
1972
Magnus Sveningsson, Swedish bass player
1971
Yanic Perreault, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1971
Josh Todd, American singer-songwriter and actor
1971
Malik Yusef, American actor, producer, and poet
1971
John Zandig, American wrestler and promoter
1970
Georgios Amanatidis, Greek footballer and manager
1970
Greg Garcia, American director, producer, and screenwriter
1970
Barry Pepper, Canadian actor and producer
1970
Jason Stoltenberg, Australian tennis player
1970
Yelena Yelesina, Russian high jumper
1969
Piotr Anderszewski, Polish pianist and composer
1969
Karren Brady, English journalist and businesswoman
1968
Jesús Rollán, Spanish water polo player (d. 2006)
1967
Edith Masai, Kenyan-German runner
1967
George Mavrotas, Greek water polo player and politician
1966
Nancy McKeon, American actress
1966
Mike Starr, American bass player (d. 2011)
1966
Christos Tsekos, Greek basketball player
1965
Vinny Burns, English guitarist and producer
1965
Robert Downey Jr., American actor, producer, and screenwriter
1964
Branco, Brazilian footballer and coach
1964
Dr. Chud, American drummer and singer
1964
Anthony Clark, American actor
1964
David Cross, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
1964
Đặng Thân, Vietnamese writer and poet
1963
A. Michael Baldwin, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
1963
Jack Del Rio, American football player and coach
1963
Dale Hawerchuk, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1963
Jane McDonald, English singer and broadcaster
1963
Graham Norton, Irish actor and talk show host
1962
Craig Adams, English bass player and songwriter
1962
Kailasho Devi, Indian social worker and politician
1961
Hildi Santo-Tomas, American interior decorator
1960
Jonathan Agnew, English cricketer and sportscaster
1960
Jane Eaglen, English soprano
1960
Hugo Weaving, Nigerian-Australian actor and producer
1960
Godknows Igali, Nigerian diplomat, civil servant and technocrat
1959
Phil Morris, American actor and screenwriter
1958
Peter Baltes, German bass player
1958
Cazuza, Brazilian singer-songwriter (d. 1990)
1958
Rodney Eade, Australian footballer and coach
1957
Paul Downton, English cricketer
1957
Aki Kaurismäki, Finnish director, producer, and screenwriter
1957
Graeme Kelling, Scottish guitarist (d. 2004)
1957
Nobuyoshi Kuwano, Japanese singer and trumpet player
1956
Evelyn Hart, Canadian ballerina
1956
Tom Herr, American baseball player and manager
1956
David E. Kelley, American screenwriter and producer
1953
Robert Bertrand, Canadian politician
1953
Henry Fotheringham, South African cricketer
1953
Simcha Jacobovici, Canadian director, producer, journalist, and author
1953
Sammy Wilson, Northern Irish politician, 31st Lord Mayor of Belfast
1953
Chen Yi, Chinese violinist and composer
1952
Rosemarie Ackermann, German high jumper
1952
Pat Burns, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 2010)
1952
Gregg Hansford, Australian race car driver and motorcycle racer (d. 1995)
1952
Cherie Lunghi, English actress and dancer
1952
Karen Magnussen, Canadian figure skater and coach
1952
Gary Moore, Northern Irish singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 2011)
1952
Villy Søvndal, Danish educator and politician, Danish Minister of Foreign Affairs
1951
John Hannah, American football player and coach
1950
Christine Lahti, American actress and director
1949
Junior Braithwaite, Jamaican-American singer (d. 1999)
1949
Shing-Tung Yau, Chinese-American mathematician and academic
1948
Abdullah Öcalan, Turkish activist
1948
Berry Oakley, American bass player (d. 1972)
1948
Richard Parsons, American lawyer and businessman
1948
Dan Simmons, American author
1948
Derek Thompson, Northern Irish actor
1948
Pick Withers, English drummer
1947
Wiranto, Indonesian general and politician
1947
Ray Fosse, American baseball player and sportscaster
1947
Eliseo Soriano, Filipino minister and television host
1946
Colin Coates, Australian speed skater
1946
Dave Hill, English guitarist
1946
Katsuaki Satō, Japanese martial artist and coach
1946
György Spiró, Hungarian author and playwright
1946
Bubba Wyche, American football player and coach
1945
Daniel Cohn-Bendit, French-German educator and politician
1945
Caroline McWilliams, American actress (d. 2010)
1944
Magda Aelvoet, Belgian politician
1944
Mary Kenny, Irish journalist, author, and playwright
1944
Bob McDill, American country music songwriter
1944
Craig T. Nelson, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1944
Nelson Prudêncio, Brazilian triple jumper and educator (d. 2012)
1944
Toktamış Ateş, Turkish academician, political commentator, columnist and writer (d. 2013)
1942
Jim Fregosi, American baseball player and manager (d. 2014)
1942
Kitty Kelley, American journalist and biographer
1942
Elizabeth Levy, American author
1940
Richard Attwood, English race car driver
1940
Sharon Sheeley, American singer-songwriter (d. 2002)
1939
JoAnne Carner, American golfer
1939
Darlene Hooley, American educator and politician
1939
Hugh Masekela, South African trumpeter, flugelhornist, cornetist, composer, and singer (d. 2018)
1938
A. Bartlett Giamatti, American businessman and academic (d. 1989)
1935
Geoff Braybrooke, English-New Zealand soldier and politician (d. 2013)
1935
Kenneth Mars, American actor and comedian (d. 2011)
1935
Trevor Griffiths, English playwright and educator
1934
Helen Hanft, American actress (d. 2013)
1934
Kronid Lyubarsky, Russian journalist and activist (d. 1996)
1933
Bill France, Jr., American businessman (d. 2007)
1933
Brian Hewson, English runner
1933
Bapu Nadkarni, Indian cricketer
1932
Clive Davis, American record producer, founded Arista Records and J Records
1932
Richard Lugar, American lieutenant and politician, 44th Mayor of Indianapolis
1932
Anthony Perkins, American actor (d. 1992)
1932
Johanna Reiss, Dutch-American author
1932
Andrei Tarkovsky, Russian director and producer (d. 1986)
1931
James Dickens, English politician (d. 2013)
1931
Bobby Ray Inman, American admiral and intelligence officer
1931
Catherine Tizard, New Zealand politician, 16th Governor-General of New Zealand
1930
Netty Herawaty, Indonesian actress (d. 1989)
1929
Humbert Allen Astredo, American actor (d. 2016)
1928
Maya Angelou, American memoirist and poet (d. 2014)
1928
Estelle Harris, American actress and comedian
1928
Jimmy Logan, Scottish actor, director, and producer (d. 2001)
1928
Monty Norman, English singer-songwriter and producer
1927
Joe Orlando, Italian-American author and illustrator (d. 1998)
1926
Mildred Fay Jefferson, American physician and activist (d. 2010)
1926
Ronnie Masterson, Irish actress (d. 2014)
1925
Dettmar Cramer, German footballer and manager (d. 2015)
1925
Frank Truitt, American basketball player and coach (d. 2014)
1925
Claude Wagner, Canadian lawyer, judge, and politician (d. 1979)
1925
Emmett Williams, American poet and author (d. 2007)
1924
Bob Christie, American race car driver (d. 2009)
1924
Gil Hodges, American baseball player and manager (d. 1972)
1923
Peter Vaughan, English actor (d. 2016)
1923
Gene Reynolds, American actor, director, producer and screenwriter
1922
Elmer Bernstein, American composer and conductor (d. 2004)
1921
Elizabeth Wilson, American actress (d. 2015)
1920
Orunamamu, American-Canadian author and educator (d. 2014)
1920
Ignatius IV of Antioch, Greek patriarch (d. 2012)
1918
George Jellicoe, 2nd Earl Jellicoe, English soldier and politician, Leader of the House of Lords (d. 2007)
1916
Nikola Ljubičić, Serbian general and politician, 10th President of Serbia (d. 2005)
1916
Mickey Owen, American baseball player and coach (d. 2005)
1916
David White, American actor (d. 1990)
1915
Louis Archambault, Canadian sculptor (d. 2003)
1914
Richard Coogan, American actor (d. 2014)
1914
Marguerite Duras, French novelist, screenwriter, and director (d. 1996)
1914
David W. Goodall, Australian ecologist and botanist (d. 2018)
1913
Dave Brown, Australian rugby league player (d. 1974)
1913
Rosemary Lane, American actress and singer (d. 1974)
1913
Frances Langford, American actress and singer (d. 2005)
1913
Jules Léger, Canadian lawyer and politician, 21st Governor General of Canada (d. 1980)
1913
Muddy Waters, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1983)
1911
Max Dupain, Australian photographer (d. 1992)
1910
Đặng Văn Ngữ, Vietnamese physician and academic (d. 1967)
1907
Robert Askin, Australian sergeant and politician, 32nd Premier of New South Wales (d. 1981)
1906
Bea Benaderet, Turkish-Jewish Irish-American television, radio, and voice actress (d. 1968)
1906
John Cameron Swayze, American journalist (d. 1995)
1905
Eugène Bozza, French composer and conductor (d. 1991)
1905
Erika Nõva, Estonian architect and engineer (d. 1987)
1902
Louise Lévêque de Vilmorin, French journalist and author (d. 1969)
1902
Stanley G. Weinbaum, American author and poet (d. 1935)
1899
Hillel Oppenheimer, German-Israeli botanist and academic (d. 1971)
1898
Agnes Ayres, American actress (d. 1940)
1897
Pierre Fresnay, French actor and screenwriter (d. 1975)
1896
Robert E. Sherwood, American playwright and screenwriter (d. 1955)
1895
Arthur Murray, American dancer and educator (d. 1991)
1892
Italo Mus, Italian painter (d. 1967)
1889
Makhanlal Chaturvedi, Indian journalist, poet, and playwright (d. 1968)
1888
Tris Speaker, American baseball player and manager (d. 1958)
1888
Zdzisław Żygulski, Sr., Polish historian and academic (d. 1975)
1886
Frank Luther Mott, American historian and journalist (d. 1964)
1884
James Alberione, Italian priest, founded the Society of St. Paul (d. 1971)
1884
Isoroku Yamamoto, Japanese admiral (d. 1943)
1879
Gustav Goßler, German rower (d. 1940)
1878
Stylianos Lykoudis, Greek admiral and historian (d. 1958)
1876
Maurice de Vlaminck, French painter and poet (d. 1958)
1875
Pierre Monteux, Sephardic Jewish French-American viola player and conductor (d. 1964)
1869
Mary Colter, American architect, designed the Desert View Watchtower (d. 1958)
1868
Philippa Fawcett, English mathematician and educator (d. 1948)
1853
Remy de Gourmont, French poet, novelist, and critic (d. 1915)
1851
James Campbell, 1st Baron Glenavy, Irish lawyer and politician (d. 1931)
1846
Comte de Lautréamont, Uruguayan-French poet and educator (d. 1870)
1843
William Henry Jackson, American painter and photographer (d. 1942)
1842
Édouard Lucas, French mathematician and theorist (d. 1891)
1835
John Hughlings Jackson, English physician and neurologist (d. 1911)
1829
Owen Suffolk, Australian bushranger, poet, confidence-man and author
1826
Zénobe Gramme, Belgian engineer, invented the Gramme machine (d. 1901)
1821
Linus Yale, Jr., American engineer and businessman (d. 1868)
1819
Maria II of Portugal (d. 1853)
1818
Thomas Mayne Reid, Irish-American author and poet (d. 1883)
1802
Dorothea Dix, American nurse and activist (d. 1887)
1792
Thaddeus Stevens, American lawyer and politician (d. 1868)
1785
Bettina von Arnim, German author, illustrator, and composer (d. 1859)
1780
Edward Hicks, American minister and painter (d. 1849)
1772
Nachman of Breslov, Ukrainian founder of the Breslov Hasidic movement (d. 1810)
1762
Stephen Storace, English actor and composer (d. 1796)
1760
Juan Manuel Olivares, Venezuelan organist and composer (d. 1797)
1752
- Niccolò Antonio Zingarelli, Italian composer (d. 1837)
1718
Benjamin Kennicott, English theologian and scholar (d. 1783)
1688
Joseph-Nicolas Delisle, French astronomer and cartographer (d. 1768)
1676
Giuseppe Maria Orlandini, Italian composer (d. 1760)
1648
Grinling Gibbons, Dutch-English sculptor (d. 1721)
1646
Antoine Galland, French orientalist and archaeologist (d. 1715)
1640
Gaspar Sanz, Spanish guitarist, composer, and priest (d. 1710)
1593
Edward Nicholas, English soldier and politician, Secretary of State for the Southern Department (d. 1669)
1586
Richard Saltonstall, English diplomat (d. 1661)
1572
William Strachey, English author (d. 1621)
1492
Ambrosius Blarer, German-Swiss theologian and reformer (d. 1564)
1490
Vojtěch I of Pernstein, Bohemian nobleman (d. 1534)
1436
Amalia of Saxony, Duchess of Bavaria-Landshut (d. 1501)
188
Caracalla, Roman emperor (d. 217)

Deaths On This Day

2016
Chus Lampreave, Spanish actress (b. 1930)
2015
Jamaluddin Jarjis, Malaysian engineer and politician (b. 1951)
2015
Elmer Lach, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1918)
2015
Donald N. Levine, American sociologist and academic (b. 1931)
2015
Klaus Rifbjerg, Danish author and poet (b. 1931)
2014
İsmet Atlı, Turkish wrestler and trainer (b. 1931)
2014
Wayne Henderson, American trombonist and producer (b. 1939)
2014
Kumba Ialá, Bissau-Guinean soldier and politician, President of Guinea-Bissau (b. 1953)
2014
Margo MacDonald, Scottish journalist and politician (b. 1943)
2014
Curtis Bill Pepper, American journalist and author (b. 1917)
2014
Muhammad Qutb, Egyptian author and academic (b. 1919)
2013
Bengt Blomgren, Swedish actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1923)
2013
Roger Ebert, American journalist, critic, and screenwriter (b. 1942)
2013
Carmine Infantino, American illustrator (b. 1925)
2013
Tommy Tycho, Hungarian-Australian pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1928)
2013
Ian Walsh, Australian rugby player and coach (b. 1933)
2013
Noboru Yamaguchi, Japanese author (b. 1972)
2012
A. Dean Byrd, American psychologist and academic (b. 1948)
2012
Anne Karin Elstad, Norwegian author and educator (b. 1938)
2012
Claude Miller, French director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1942)
2012
Dubravko Pavličić, Croatian footballer (b. 1967)
2012
Roberto Rexach Benítez, American-Puerto Rican academic and politician, 10th President of the Senate of Puerto Rico (b. 1929)
2011
Scott Columbus, American drummer (b. 1956)
2011
Juliano Mer-Khamis, Israeli actor, director, and activist (b. 1958)
2009
Maxine Cooper, American actress, activist and photographer (b. 1924)
2008
Francis Tucker, South African race car driver (b. 1923)
2007
Bob Clark, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1941)
2007
Karen Spärck Jones, English computer scientist and academic (b. 1935)
2005
Edward Bronfman, Canadian businessman and philanthropist (b. 1924)
2004
Briek Schotte, Belgian cyclist and coach (b. 1919)
2003
Anthony Caruso, American actor (b. 1916)
2001
Liisi Oterma, Finnish astronomer (b. 1915)
2001
Ed Roth, American illustrator and engineer (b. 1932)
2001
Maury Van Vliet, American-Canadian academic (b. 1913)
1999
Lucille Lortel, American actress, artistic director and producer (b. 1900)
1999
Early Wynn, American baseball player and sportscaster (b. 1920)
1997
Leo Picard, German-Israeli geologist and academic (b. 1900)
1997
Alparslan Türkeş, Turkish colonel and politician, 39th Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey (b. 1917)
1996
Barney Ewell, American runner and long jumper (b. 1918)
1996
Boone Guyton, American lieutenant and pilot (b. 1913)
1995
Kenny Everett, English radio and television host (b. 1944)
1995
Priscilla Lane, American actress (b. 1915)
1993
Alfred Mosher Butts, American game designer, invented Scrabble (b. 1899)
1993
Douglas Leopold, Canadian radio and television host (b. 1947)
1992
Yvette Brind'Amour, Canadian actress and director (b. 1918)
1992
Jack Hamilton, Australian footballer (b. 1928)
1992
Arthur Russell, American singer-songwriter and cellist (b. 1951)
1991
Edmund Adamkiewicz, German footballer (b. 1920)
1991
Max Frisch, Swiss playwright and novelist (b. 1911)
1991
H. John Heinz III, American soldier and politician (b. 1938)
1991
Graham Ingels, American illustrator (b. 1915)
1987
C. L. Moore, American author and academic (b. 1911)
1987
Chögyam Trungpa, Tibetan guru, poet, and scholar (b. 1939)
1987
Sachchidananda Vatsyayan, Indian journalist and author (b. 1911)
1985
Kate Roberts, Welsh author and activist (b. 1891)
1984
Oleg Antonov, Russian-Ukrainian engineer and businessman, founded Antonov (b. 1906)
1983
Gloria Swanson, American actress (b. 1899)
1983
Bernard Vukas, Croatian football player, played for 1953 FIFA's "Rest of the World" team against England at Wembley (b. 1927)
1980
Red Sovine, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1917)
1979
Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, Pakistani lawyer and politician, 4th President of Pakistan (b. 1928)
1979
Edgar Buchanan, American actor (b. 1903)
1977
Andrey Dikiy, Ukrainian-American journalist, historian, and politician (b. 1893)
1976
Harry Nyquist, Swedish engineer and theorist (b. 1889)
1972
Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., American pastor and politician (b. 1908)
1972
Stefan Wolpe, German-American composer and academic (b. 1902)
1968
Martin Luther King Jr., American minister and activist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1929)
1967
Al Lewis, American songwriter (b. 1901)
1967
Héctor Scarone, Uruguayan footballer and manager (b. 1898)
1961
Harald Riipalu, Estonian military commander (b. 1912)
1961
Simion Stoilow, Romanian mathematician and academic (b. 1873)
1958
Johnny Stompanato, American soldier and bodyguard (b. 1925)
1957
E. Herbert Norman, Canadian historian and diplomat (b. 1909)
1953
Carol II of Romania (b. 1893)
1951
George Albert Smith, American religious leader, 8th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (b. 1870)
1941
Emine Nazikedâ Kadınefendi, the first wife and chief consort of Sultan Mehmed VI (b. 1866)
1933
Elizabeth Bacon Custer, American author and educator (b. 1842)
1932
Wilhelm Ostwald, Latvian-German chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1853)
1931
André Michelin, French businessman, co-founded the Michelin Tyre Company (b. 1853)
1929
Karl Benz, German engineer and businessman, founded Mercedes-Benz (b. 1844)
1923
John Venn, English mathematician and philosopher, created the Venn diagram (b. 1834)
1919
William Crookes, English chemist and physicist (b. 1832)
1919
Francisco Marto, Portuguese saint (b. 1908)
1912
Charles Brantley Aycock, American lawyer and politician, 50th Governor of North Carolina (b. 1859)
1912
Isaac K. Funk, American minister, lexicographer, and publisher, co-founded Funk & Wagnalls (b. 1839)
1890
Pierre-Joseph-Olivier Chauveau, Canadian lawyer and politician, 1st Premier of Quebec (b. 1820)
1890
Edmond Hébert, French geologist and academic (b. 1812)
1883
Peter Cooper, American businessman and philanthropist, founded Cooper Union (b. 1791)
1879
Heinrich Wilhelm Dove, German physicist and meteorologist (b. 1803)
1878
Richard M. Brewer, American criminal (b. 1850)
1875
Karl Mauch, German geographer and explorer (b. 1837)
1874
Charles Ernest Beulé, French archaeologist and politician (b. 1826)
1870
Heinrich Gustav Magnus, German chemist and physicist (b. 1802)
1864
Joseph Pitty Couthouy, American commander and paleontologist (b. 1808)
1863
Ludwig Emil Grimm, German painter and engraver (b. 1790)
1861
John McLean, American jurist and politician, 6th United States Postmaster General (b. 1785)
1846
Solomon Sibley, American lawyer and politician, 1st Mayor of Detroit (b. 1769)
1841
William Henry Harrison, American general and politician, 9th President of the United States (b. 1773)
1817
André Masséna, French general (b. 1758)
1807
Jérôme Lalande, French astronomer and academic (b. 1732)
1792
James Sykes, American lawyer and politician (b. 1725)
1774
Oliver Goldsmith, Irish novelist, playwright and poet (b. 1728)
1766
John Taylor, English librarian and scholar (b. 1704)
1761
Théodore Gardelle, Swiss painter (b. 1722)
1743
Daniel Neal, English historian and author (b. 1678)
1661
Alexander Leslie, 1st Earl of Leven, Scottish field marshal (b. 1580)
1643
Simon Episcopius, Dutch theologian and academic (b. 1583)
1617
John Napier, Scottish mathematician, physicist, and astronomer (b. 1550)
1609
Carolus Clusius, Flemish botanist, mycologist, and academic (b. 1526)
1596
Philip II, Duke of Brunswick-Grubenhagen (b. 1533)
1588
Frederick II, king of Denmark and Norway (b. 1534)
1538
Elena Glinskaya, Grand Princess and regent of Russia
1536
Frederick I, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach (b. 1460)
1483
Henry Bourchier, 1st Earl of Essex (b. c. 1405)
1406
Robert III, king of Scotland (b.1337)
1292
Nicholas IV, pope of the Catholic Church (b. 1227)
1284
Alfonso X, king of Castile and León (b. 1221)
991
Reginold, bishop of Eichstätt
968
Abu Firas al-Hamdani, Arab prince and poet (b. 932)
931
Kong Xun, Chinese official and governor (b. 884)
911
Liu Yin, Chinese warlord and governor (b. 874)
896
Formosus, pope of the Catholic Church (b. 816)
814
Plato of Sakkoudion, Byzantine monk and saint (b. 735)
636
Isidore of Seville, Spanish archbishop and saint (b. 560)
397
Ambrose, Roman archbishop and saint (b. 338)