On This Day in History

December 24

December 24 is the 358th day of the year (359th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 7 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2020
Australian student in his 20s to retire after winning $20 million lottery jackpot. A Brisbane university student says he's "never going to work again" after winning the entire Division 1 Australian Powerball prize on last week.
2015
Keno players cash in on lottery glitch in Delaware. The luck has run out for some lottery winners in Delaware after state officials realized that a glitch meant the exact same winning numbers were drawn for six Keno games.
2015
Iowa man denied $100,000 lottery win because he's underage. A Des Moines, Iowa, man is facing a charge of underage gambling after he collected a $100,000 Iowa Lottery prize this summer.
2015
New Oregon law allows lottery prize garnishments for overpayments. A new Oregon law, effective Jan. 1, authorizes the state Department of Human Services and the Oregon Health Authority to garnish Oregon Lottery prize payments greater than $600 to recover overpayments of public assistance, medical assistance and supplemental nutrition assistance.
2015
African migrants win big in Spain Christmas lottery. About 35 African migrants, including at least one rescued at sea from an overcrowded wooden boat, are among the top prize winners of Spain's Christmas lottery, according to the owner of the lottery agency that sold more than 1,000 tickets that shelled out 400,000 euros (US$438,000) each.
2013
Wyoming Lottery might launch ticket sales by April. With the passage of the Wyoming Lottery bill in February, lawmakers and lottery officials are hoping to steer the lost revenues into the coffers of the Cowboy State when tickets begin to be sold in mid-2014.
2012
El Gordo jackpot brings lottery joy to thousands in Spain. Spaniards facing yet another year of economic misery found relief in the world's biggest lottery payout on Saturday, the traditional Christmas Gordo, or Fat One, which spread €2.52 billion (US$3.3 billion) in prize money around the country.
2012
Cashier's mistake makes N.H. family lottery winners. A Hillsborough family is the newest New Hampshire Tri-State Megabucks winner, and it was all because of a mistake.
2011
$206 MILLION: Mega Million lottery jackpot soars. Last-minute shoppers can potentially give the gift of a $206 million jackpot this Christmas, because the Mega Millions multi-state lottery game did not produce a winner Friday night.
2010
Christmastime battle over lottery jackpot. A group of friends hit the Florida Lotto jackpot, but one single dollar has led to a fight over $16 million.
2009
El Gordo lottery awards more than $3 billion. Spain's Christmas lottery showered hundreds of thousand of euros in prize money on the country's capital Tuesday.
2008
Indiana Powerball lottery winners likely to remain anonymous. Hoosier Lottery officials say the identities of people who split the Nov. 22 Powerball jackpot may never be made public.
2004
Record Powerball winner's wealth may have contributed to kin's death. Seventeen-year-old Brandi Bragg was laid to rest today, almost two years to the day after her doting grandfather came into the great wealth that some say was Brandi's misfortune.
2003
Mega Millions Jackpot Surges to $125 Million. No Mega Millions tickets matched all six numbers in last night's drawing, increasing the estimated jackpot for the Friday, December 26, 2003 drawing is $125 million, with a cash option of $73 million.
2003
Powerball sales brisk for tonight's $137 million drawing. Visions of money stacks are dancing in the heads of Powerball players who recall the $314 million Christmas Day jackpot won by a West Virginia man last year.
2003
Des Moines Cop Could Be Lottery Winner. Several officers at the Des Moines Police Department said that patrol officer Daniel Good is the person who bought a Hot Lotto ticket worth $1.65 million.
2003
Michigan Lottery Drawing to Name Five Finalists For $2,000,000. Five lucky Michigan Lottery players will be one step closer to becoming an instant multi-millionaire when the Michigan Lottery conducts a drawing to select the finalists for the "$2,000,000 Fortune" instant game.
2003
Lottery, legislators tug at unclaimed jackpots. The largest jackpot left on the table in Florida history is inspiring a flood of legislation requiring that such dollars go directly to education not back into future prizes or promotions as current law allows. The Florida Lottery warns such a move could backfire, reducing payouts and, in turn, the volume of ticket sales.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$410 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 25, 2021
2.$352 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 25, 2020
3.$341 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 26, 2020
4.$337 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 27, 2017
5.$321 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 25, 2018
6.$314.9 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 25, 2002
7.$294 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 26, 2018
8.$277 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 26, 2017
9.$255 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 26, 2015
10.$206 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 27, 2011
11.$187 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 24, 2021
12.$183 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 25, 2019
13.$168 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 24, 2010
14.$156 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 26, 2014
15.€130.55 Million
US$147.84 Million
Draw Date
Dec 27, 2021
16.$137 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 24, 2003
17.$128.8 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 24, 2011
18.$125 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 26, 2003
19.€109 Million
US$124.31 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Dec 25, 2018
20.$122 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 26, 2009
21.$104 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 25, 2015
22.$100 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 24, 2014
23.€81.88 Million
US$99.83 Million
Draw Date
Dec 24, 2020
24.€72 Million
US$98.46 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Dec 24, 2013
25.€90 Million
US$94.81 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Dec 30, 2016

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1989
Sunday, Dec 24, 1989
32 years old
1981
Thursday, Dec 24, 1981
40 years old
1981
Thursday, Dec 24, 1981
40 years old
1975
Wednesday, Dec 24, 1975
46 years old
1973
Monday, Dec 24, 1973
48 years old
1972
Sunday, Dec 24, 1972
49 years old
1969
Wednesday, Dec 24, 1969
52 years old
1967
Sunday, Dec 24, 1967
54 years old
1965
Friday, Dec 24, 1965
56 years old
1938
Saturday, Dec 24, 1938
83 years old
(year not provided)
(year not provided)

Worldwide Events On This Day

2018
A helicopter crash kills Martha Érika Alonso, first female Governor of Puebla, Mexico, and her husband Rafael Moreno Valle Rosas, former governor.
2008
The Lord's Resistance Army, a Ugandan rebel group, begins a series of attacks against civilians in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, massacring more than 400.
2005
Chad-Sudan relations: Chad declares a state of war against Sudan following a December 18 attack on Adré, which left about 100 people dead.
2003
The Spanish police thwart an attempt by ETA to detonate 50 kg of explosives at 3:55 p.m. inside Madrid's busy Chamartín Station.
1999
Indian Airlines Flight 814 is hijacked in Indian airspace between Kathmandu, Nepal, and Delhi, India. The aircraft landed at Kandahar in Afghanistan. The incident ended on December 31 with the release of 190 survivors (one passenger is killed).
1997
The Sid El-Antri massacre in Algeria kills between 50 and 100 people.
1996
A Learjet 35 crashes into Smarts Mountain near Dorchester, New Hampshire, killing both pilots on board.
1994
Air France Flight 8969 is hijacked on the ground at Houari Boumediene Airport, Algiers, Algeria. Over the course of three days three passengers are killed, as are all four terrorists.
1974
Cyclone Tracy devastates Darwin, Australia.
1973
District of Columbia Home Rule Act is passed, allowing residents of Washington, D.C. to elect their own local government.
1971
LANSA Flight 508 is struck by lighting and crashes in the Puerto Inca District in the Department of Huánuco in Peru, killing 91.
1969
Nigerian troops capture Umuahia, the Biafran capital.
1968
Apollo program: The crew of Apollo 8 enters into orbit around the Moon, becoming the first humans to do so. They performed ten lunar orbits and broadcast live TV pictures.
1966
A Canadair CL-44 chartered by the United States military crashes into a small village in South Vietnam, killing 129.
1964
Vietnam War: Viet Cong operatives bomb the Brinks Hotel in Saigon, South Vietnam to demonstrate they can strike an American installation in the heavily guarded capital.
1964
Flying Tiger Line Flight 282 crashes after takeoff from San Francisco International Airport, killing three.
1953
Tangiwai disaster: In New Zealand's North Island, at Tangiwai, a railway bridge is damaged by a lahar and collapses beneath a passenger train, killing 151 people.
1952
First flight of Britain's Handley Page Victor strategic bomber.
1951
Libya becomes independent. Idris I is proclaimed King of Libya.
1945
Five of nine children become missing after their home in Fayetteville, West Virginia, is burned down.
1944
World War II: The Belgian Troopship Leopoldville was torpedoed and sank with the loss of 763 soldiers and 56 crew.
1943
World War II: U.S. General Dwight D. Eisenhower is named Supreme Allied Commander for the Invasion of Normandy.
1942
World War II: French monarchist, Fernand Bonnier de La Chapelle, assassinates Vichy French Admiral François Darlan in Algiers, Algeria.
1941
World War II: Kuching is conquered by Japanese forces.
1941
World War II: Benghazi is conquered by the British Eighth Army.
1939
World War II: Pope Pius XII makes a Christmas Eve appeal for peace.
1929
Assassination attempt on Argentine President Hipólito Yrigoyen.
1929
A four alarm fire breaks out in the West Wing of the White House in Washington, D.C.
1924
Albania becomes a republic.
1920
Gabriele D'Annunzio surrendered the Italian Regency of Carnaro in the city of Fiume to Italian armed forces.
1918
Region of Međimurje is captured by the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes from Hungary.
1914
World War I: The "Christmas truce" begins.
1913
The Italian Hall disaster in Calumet, Michigan results in the deaths of 73 Christmas party participants (including 59 children) when someone falsely yells "fire".
1906
Reginald Fessenden transmits the first radio broadcast; consisting of a poetry reading, a violin solo, and a speech.
1871
The opera Aida premieres in Cairo, Egypt.
1868
The Greek Presidential Guard is established as the royal escort by King George I.
1865
Jonathan Shank and Barry Ownby form The Ku Klux Klan.
1846
British acquired Labuan from the Sultanate of Brunei for Great Britain.
1826
The Eggnog Riot at the United States Military Academy begins that night, wrapping up the following morning.
1818
The first performance of "Silent Night" takes place in the church of St. Nikolaus in Oberndorf, Austria.
1814
Representatives of the United Kingdom and the United States sign the Treaty of Ghent, ending the War of 1812.
1800
The Plot of the rue Saint-Nicaise fails to kill Napoleon Bonaparte.
1777
Kiritimati, also called Christmas Island, is discovered by James Cook.
1737
The Marathas defeat the combined forces of the Mughal Empire, Rajputs of Jaipur, Nizam of Hyderabad, Nawab of Awadh and Nawab of Bengal in the Battle of Bhopal.
1500
A joint Venetian-Spanish fleet captures the Castle of St. George on the island of Cephalonia.
1294
Pope Boniface VIII is elected, replacing St. Celestine V, who had resigned.
1144
The capital of the crusader County of Edessa falls to Imad ad-Din Zengi, the atabeg of Mosul and Aleppo.
820
Emperor Leo V is assassinated in the Hagia Sophia at Constantinople and is succeeded by Michael II.
759
Tang dynasty poet Du Fu departs for Chengdu, where he is hosted by fellow poet Pei Di.
640
Pope John IV is elected, several months after his predecessor's death.
502
Chinese emperor Xiao Yan names Xiao Tong his heir designate.

Births On This Day

1994
Fa'amanu Brown, New Zealand rugby league player
1994
Miguel Castro, Dominican baseball player
1994
Matt Frawley, Australian rugby league player
1991
Lara Michel, Swiss tennis player
1991
Louis Tomlinson, English singer
1990
Brigetta Barrett, American high jumper
1990
Marcus Jordan, American basketball player
1990
Ryo Miyake, Japanese fencer
1988
Stefanos Athanasiadis, Greek footballer
1988
Emre Özkan, Turkish footballer
1988
Simon Zenke, Nigerian footballer
1987
Jane Summersett, American ice dancer
1986
Tim Elliott, American mixed martial artist
1986
Kyrylo Fesenko, Ukrainian basketball player
1985
Alexey Dmitriev, German ice hockey player
1985
David Ragan, American race car driver
1984
Isaac De Gois, Australian rugby league player
1981
Dima Bilan, Russian singer-songwriter and actor
1980
Stephen Appiah, Ghanaian footballer
1980
Tomas Kalnoky, Czech-American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1980
Maarja Liis-Ilus, Estonian pop musician
1979
Chris Hero, American wrestler and trainer
1978
Yıldıray Baştürk, German-Turkish footballer
1978
Warren Tredrea, Australian footballer and sportscaster
1977
Michael Raymond-James, American actor
1976
Linda Ferga, French hurdler
1974
Thure Lindhardt, Danish actor
1974
Paal Nilssen-Love, Norwegian drummer and composer
1974
Marcelo Salas, Chilean footballer
1974
Ryan Seacrest, American radio host and television personality, and producer
1974
J.D. Walsh, American actor, director, and producer
1973
Liu Dong, Chinese-Spanish runner
1973
Paul Foot, English comedian
1973
Stephenie Meyer, American author and film producer
1973
Ali Salem Tamek, Moroccan activist
1972
Álvaro Mesén, Costa Rican footballer
1972
Klaus Schnellenkamp, Chilean businessman and author
1971
Geoff Allott, New Zealand cricketer
1971
Sascha Fischer, German rugby player
1971
Ricky Martin, Puerto Rican-American singer-songwriter and actor
1970
Adam Haslett, American author and academic
1970
Amaury Nolasco, Puerto Rican-American actor
1969
Brad Anderson, American wrestler
1969
Milan Blagojevic, Australian footballer and manager
1969
Pernille Fischer Christensen, Danish director and screenwriter
1969
Taro Goto, Japanese soccer player
1969
Leavander Johnson, American boxer (died 2005)
1969
Ryuji Kato, Japanese soccer player
1969
Nick Love, English director and screenwriter
1969
Clinton McKinnon, American saxophonist and keyboard player
1969
Ed Miliband, English academic and politician, Minister for the Cabinet Office
1969
Mark Millar, Scottish author
1969
Luis Musrri, Chilean footballer and manager
1969
Oleg Skripochka, Russian astronaut and engineer
1969
Gintaras Staučė, Lithuanian footballer and manager
1969
Michael Zucchet, American economist and politician
1968
Doyle Bramhall II, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1968
Marleen Renders, Belgian runner
1967
Mikhail Shchennikov, Russian race walker
1967
Pernilla Wahlgren, Swedish singer and actress
1966
Diedrich Bader, American actor
1965
Millard Powers, American bass player, songwriter, and producer
1964
Mark Valley, American actor
1963
Caroline Aherne, English actress, producer, and screenwriter (died 2016)
1963
Jay Bilas, American basketball player and sportscaster
1963
Timo Jutila, Finnish ice hockey player and sportscaster
1963
Mary Ramsey, American singer-songwriter and violinist
1963
Neil Turbin, American singer-songwriter
1962
Kate Spade, American fashion designer (died 2018)
1961
Ilham Aliyev, Azerbaijani businessman and politician, 4th President of Azerbaijan
1961
Mary Barra, American businesswoman, current CEO and chairwoman of General Motors
1961
Eriko Kitagawa, Japanese director and screenwriter
1961
Darren Wharton, English singer-songwriter and keyboard player
1961
Wade Williams, American actor
1961
Jay Wright, American basketball player and coach
1960
Glenn McQueen, Canadian-American animator (died 2002)
1960
Carol Vorderman, English television host
1959
Chris Blackhurst, English journalist
1959
Lee Daniels, American director and producer
1958
Munetaka Higuchi, Japanese drummer and producer (died 2008)
1958
Paul Pressey, American basketball player and coach
1958
Gene Sperling, American economist
1958
Diane Tell, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist
1957
Hamid Karzai, Afghan politician, 12th President of Afghanistan
1956
Anil Kapoor, Indian actor and producer.
1956
Shim Hwa-jin, South Korean academic and educator
1955
Scott Fischer, American mountaineer and guide (died 1996)
1955
Clarence Gilyard, American actor and educator
1954
Yves Debay, Congolese-French commander and journalist (died 2013)
1954
José María Figueres, Costa Rican businessman and politician, President of Costa Rica
1954
Helen Jones, English lawyer and politician
1953
Timothy Carhart, American actor
1952
Michael Ray, American jazz musician
1951
John D'Acquisto, American baseball player
1951
Nick Kent, English-French journalist and author
1950
Dana Gioia, American poet and critic
1950
Hiroshi Ikushima, Japanese businessman and academic
1950
Libby Larsen, American composer
1950
Tommy Turtle, British soldier
1949
Warwick Brown, Australian race car driver
1949
Randy Neugebauer, American accountant and politician
1948
Stan Bowles, English footballer and sportscaster
1948
Frank Oliver, New Zealand rugby player and coach
1947
Kevin Sheedy, Australian footballer and coach
1946
Jan Akkerman, Dutch rock guitarist and songwriter
1946
Jeff Sessions, American lawyer and politician, 44th Attorney General of Alabama and 84th Attorney General of the United States
1945
Lemmy, English hard rock singer-songwriter and bass player (died 2015)
1945
Steve Smith, Canadian-American actor and comedian
1944
Barry Elliott, English actor and screenwriter (died 2018)
1944
Mike Curb, American businessman and politician, 42nd Lieutenant Governor of California
1944
Oswald Gracias, Indian cardinal
1944
Daniel Johnson, Jr., Canadian lawyer and politician, 25th Premier of Quebec
1944
Erhard Keller, German speed skater
1944
Bob Shaw, Australian golfer
1944
Woody Shaw, American trumpeter (died 1989)
1943
Tarja Halonen, Finnish lawyer and politician, 11th President of Finland
1943
Suzy Menkes, English journalist and critic
1942
Indra Bania, Indian actor, director, and playwright (died 2015)
1942
Jonathan Borofsky, American sculptor and painter
1942
Đoàn Viết Hoạt, Vietnamese journalist, educator, and activist
1941
Mike Hazlewood, English singer-songwriter (died 2001)
1940
Janet Carroll, American actress and singer (died 2012)
1940
Anthony Fauci, American physician, Director of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
1938
Bobby Henrich, American baseball player
1938
Valentim Loureiro, Portuguese soldier and politician
1937
Félix Miélli Venerando, Brazilian footballer and manager (died 2012)
1937
John Taylor, Baron Kilclooney, Northern Irish politician, Irish Minister of Home Affairs
1936
Ivan Lawrence, English lawyer and politician
1934
John Critchinson, English pianist and composer (died 2017)
1934
Stjepan Mesić, Croatian lawyer and politician, 2nd President of Croatia
1934
Alex Hutchinson, Australian jazz musician
1932
Colin Cowdrey, Indian-English cricketer (died 2000)
1932
On Kawara, Japanese-American painter (died 2014)
1931
Ray Bryant, American pianist and composer (died 2011)
1931
Mauricio Kagel, Argentinian-German composer and scholar (died 2008)
1930
Robert Joffrey, American dancer and choreographer (died 1988)
1930
John J. Kelley, American runner (died 2011)
1929
Lennart Skoglund, Swedish footballer (died 1975)
1929
Philip Ziegler, English historian and author
1928
Lev Vlassenko, Georgian-Australian pianist and educator (died 1996)
1928
Norman Rossington, English actor (died 1999)
1927
Mary Higgins Clark, American author (died 2020)
1924
Lee Dorsey, American singer-songwriter (died 1986)
1924
Abdirizak Haji Hussein, Somalian soldier and politician, 4th Prime Minister of Somalia (died 2014)
1924
Mohammed Rafi, Indian singer (died 1980)
1923
George Patton IV, American general (died 2004)
1923
William C. Schneider, American aerospace engineer (died 1999)
1922
Ava Gardner, American actress (died 1990)
1921
Bill Dudley, American football player (died 2010)
1920
Franco Lucentini, Italian author and screenwriter (died 2002)
1920
Yevgeniya Rudneva, Ukrainian-Russian lieutenant and navigator (died 1944)
1919
Qateel Shifai, Pakistani poet and songwriter (died 2001)
1919
Pierre Soulages, French artist
1918
Dave Bartholomew, American bandleader, composer and arranger (died 2019)
1914
Ralph Marterie, Italian-American trumpet player and bandleader (died 1978)
1914
Herbert Reinecker, German author and screenwriter (died 2007)
1913
Ad Reinhardt, American painter and academic (died 1967)
1910
Ellen Braumüller, German javelin thrower and triathlete (died 1991)
1910
Fritz Leiber, American author and poet (died 1992)
1910
Max Miedinger, Swiss typeface designer, created Helvetica (died 1980)
1907
I. F. Stone, American journalist and author (died 1989)
1906
Franz Waxman, German-American composer and conductor (died 1967)
1905
Howard Hughes, American businessman, engineer, and pilot (died 1976)
1904
Joseph M. Juran, Romanian-American engineer and businessman (died 2008)
1903
Joseph Cornell, American sculptor and director (died 1972)
1903
Ernst Krenkel, Polish-Russian geographer and explorer (died 1971)
1903
Ava Helen Pauling, American humanitarian and activist (died 1981)
1900
Joey Smallwood, Canadian journalist and politician, 1st Premier of Newfoundland (died 1991)
1900
Hawayo Takata, Japanese-American teacher and master practitioner of Reiki (died 1980)
1898
Baby Dodds, American drummer (died 1959)
1897
Ville Pörhölä, Finnish shot putter and discus thrower (died 1964)
1897
Väinö Sipilä, Finnish runner (died 1987)
1895
E. Roland Harriman, American financier and philanthropist (died 1978)
1895
Noel Streatfeild, English author (died 1986)
1895
Marguerite Williams, American geologist (died 1991)
1894
Georges Guynemer, French captain and pilot (died 1917)
1894
Jack Thayer, American businessman (died 1945)
1893
Harry Warren, American pianist and composer (died 1981)
1892
Ruth Chatterton, American actress (died 1961)
1891
Feodor Stepanovich Rojankovsky, Russian illustrator and painter (died 1970)
1887
Louis Jouvet, French actor and producer (died 1951)
1886
Michael Curtiz, Hungarian-American actor, director, and producer (died 1962)
1885
Paul Manship, American sculptor (died 1966)
1883
Stefan Jaracz, Polish actor and producer (died 1945)
1882
Hans Rebane, Estonian journalist and politician, 8th Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs (died 1961)
1882
Georges Legagneux, French aviator (died 1914)
1881
Charles Wakefield Cadman, American composer and critic (died 1946)
1880
Johnny Gruelle, American author and illustrator (died 1939)
1879
Émile Nelligan, Canadian poet (died 1941)
1879
Alexandrine of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (died 1952)
1877
Sigrid Schauman, Finnish painter and critic (died 1979)
1875
Émile Wegelin, French rower (died 1962)
1872
Frederick Semple, American golfer and tennis player (died 1927)
1869
Henriette Roland Holst, Dutch poet, playwright, and politician (died 1952)
1868
Charles Harvey Bollman, American naturalist (died 1889)
1868
Emanuel Lasker, German chess player, mathematician, and philosopher (died 1941)
1867
Tevfik Fikret, Turkish poet and educator (died 1915)
1865
Szymon Askenazy, Polish historian, educator, and diplomat, founded the Askenazy school (died 1935)
1845
George I of Greece (died 1913)
1843
Lydia Koidula, Estonian poet and playwright (died 1886)
1837
Empress Elisabeth of Austria (died 1898)
1827
Alexander von Oettingen, German theologian and statistician (died 1905)
1822
Matthew Arnold, English poet and critic (died 1888)
1818
James Prescott Joule, English physicist and brewer (died 1889)
1812
Karl Eduard Zachariae von Lingenthal, German lawyer and jurist (died 1894)
1810
Wilhelm Marstrand, Danish painter and illustrator (died 1873)
1809
Kit Carson, American general (died 1868)
1798
Adam Mickiewicz, Polish poet and playwright (died 1855)
1761
Selim III, Ottoman sultan (died 1808)
1761
Jean-Louis Pons, French astronomer (died 1831)
1754
George Crabbe, English priest, surgeon, and poet (died 1832)
1731
Julie Bondeli, Swiss salonist and lady of letters (died 1778)
1726
Johann Hartmann, Danish composer (died 1793)
1698
William Warburton, English bishop (died 1779)
1679
Domenico Sarro, Italian composer and educator (died 1744)
1635
Mariana of Austria (died 1696)
1625
Johann Rudolph Ahle, German organist, composer, and theorist (died 1673)
1597
Honoré II, Prince of Monaco (died 1662)
1596
Leonaert Bramer, Dutch painter (died 1674)
1588
Constance of Austria (died 1631)
1549
Kaspar Ulenberg, German theologian (died 1617)
1537
Willem IV van den Bergh, Stadtholder of Guelders and Zutphen (died 1586)
1520
Martha Leijonhufvud, Swedish noble (died 1584)
1508
Pietro Carnesecchi, Italian scholar (died 1567)
1475
Thomas Murner, German poet and translator (died 1537)
1474
Bartolomeo degli Organi, Italian musician (died 1539)
1389
John V, Duke of Brittany (died 1442)
1166
John, King of England (died 1216)
3 BC
Galba, Roman emperor (died 69)

Deaths On This Day

2018
Martha Érika Alonso, first female Governor of Puebla, Mexico, and her husband Rafael Moreno Valle Rosas, former governor; helicopter crash (Alonso b. 1973, Valle b. 1968)
2017
Jerry Kindall, American baseball player and coach (born 1935)
2017
Heather Menzies, Canadian-American model and actress (born 1949)
2016
Rick Parfitt, British musician (born 1948)
2016
Liz Smith, English actress (born 1921)
2016
Richard Adams, English author (born 1920)
2016
Ben Xi, Chinese singer (b.1994)
2015
Turid Birkeland, Norwegian businesswoman and politician, Norwegian Minister of Culture (born 1962)
2015
Letty Jimenez Magsanoc, Filipino journalist (born 1941)
2015
Adriana Olguín, Chilean lawyer and politician, Chilean Minister of Justice (born 1911)
2014
Buddy DeFranco, American clarinet player (born 1923)
2014
Edward Greenspan, Canadian lawyer and author (born 1944)
2014
Herbert Harris, American lawyer and politician (born 1926)
2014
Krzysztof Krauze, Polish director and screenwriter (born 1953)
2013
Frédéric Back, German-Canadian director, animator, and screenwriter (born 1924)
2013
Ian Barbour, Chinese-American author and scholar (born 1923)
2013
John M. Goldman, English haematologist and oncologist (born 1938)
2013
Allan McKeown, English-American screenwriter and producer (born 1946)
2012
Richard Rodney Bennett, English-American composer and academic (born 1936)
2012
Charles Durning, American soldier and actor (born 1923)
2012
Jack Klugman, American actor (born 1922)
2012
Dennis O'Driscoll, Irish poet and critic (born 1954)
2011
Johannes Heesters, Dutch-German entertainer (born 1903)
2010
Elisabeth Beresford, French-English journalist and author (born 1926)
2010
Frans de Munck, Dutch footballer and manager (born 1922)
2010
Orestes Quércia, Brazilian journalist, lawyer, and politician, 28th Governor of São Paulo State (born 1938)
2010
Eino Tamberg, Estonian composer and educator (born 1930)
2009
Marcus Bakker, Dutch journalist and politician (born 1923)
2009
Rafael Caldera, Venezuelan lawyer and politician, 65th President of Venezuela (born 1916)
2009
George Michael, American sportscaster (born 1939)
2009
Gero von Wilpert, German author and academic (born 1933)
2008
Ralph Harris, British journalist (born 1921)
2008
Harold Pinter, English playwright, screenwriter, director, Nobel Prize laureate (born 1930)
2007
Nicholas Pumfrey, English lawyer and judge (born 1951)
2007
George Warrington, American businessman (born 1952)
2006
Braguinha, Brazilian singer-songwriter and producer (born 1907)
2006
Kenneth Sivertsen, Norwegian guitarist and composer (born 1961)
2006
Frank Stanton, American businessman (born 1908)
2004
Johnny Oates, American baseball player, coach, and manager (born 1946)
2002
Kjell Aukrust, Norwegian author and poet (born 1920)
2002
Jake Thackray, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (born 1938)
2000
John Cooper, English businessman, co-founded the Cooper Car Company (born 1923)
1999
Bill Bowerman, American runner, coach, and businessman, co-founded Nike, Inc. (born 1911)
1999
Maurice Couve de Murville, French soldier and politician, 152nd Prime Minister of France (born 1907)
1999
João Figueiredo, Brazilian general and politician, 30th President of Brazil (born 1918)
1999
William C. Schneider, American aerospace engineer (born 1923)
1998
Syl Apps, Canadian ice hockey player and pole vaulter (born 1915)
1997
James Komack, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (born 1930)
1997
Toshiro Mifune, Chinese-Japanese actor and producer (born 1920)
1997
Pierre Péladeau, Canadian businessman, founded Quebecor (born 1925)
1994
John Boswell, American historian, author, and academic (born 1947)
1994
Rossano Brazzi, Italian actor (born 1916)
1993
Norman Vincent Peale, American minister and author (born 1898)
1992
Bobby LaKind, American singer-songwriter and conga player (born 1945)
1992
James Mathews, Australian rugby league player (born 1968)
1992
Peyo, Belgian cartoonist, created The Smurfs (born 1928)
1991
Virginia Sorensen, American author (born 1912)
1990
Thorbjørn Egner, Norwegian playwright and songwriter (born 1922)
1988
Jainendra Kumar, Indian author (born 1905)
1987
Joop den Uyl, Dutch journalist, economist, and politician, 45th Prime Minister of the Netherlands (born 1919)
1987
M. G. Ramachandran, Sri Lankan-Indian actor, producer, and politician, 5th Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu (born 1917)
1986
Gardner Fox, American author (born 1911)
1985
Robert Todd Lincoln Beckwith, American lawyer (born 1904)
1985
Camille Tourville, Canadian-American wrestler and manager (born 1927)
1984
Peter Lawford, English-American actor (born 1923)
1982
Louis Aragon, French author and poet (born 1897)
1980
Karl Dönitz, German admiral and politician, President of Germany (born 1891)
1977
Samael Aun Weor, Colombian author and educator (born 1917)
1975
Bernard Herrmann, American composer and conductor (born 1911)
1973
Fritz Gause, German historian and author (born 1893)
1972
Gisela Richter, English-American archaeologist and historian (born 1882)
1971
Maria Koepcke, German-Peruvian ornithologist and zoologist (born 1924)
1969
Stanisław Błeszyński, Polish-German entomologist and lepidopterist (born 1927)
1969
Cortelia Clark, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (born 1907)
1969
Olivia FitzRoy, English soldier and author (born 1921)
1969
Alfred B. Skar, Norwegian journalist and politician (born 1896)
1967
Burt Baskin, American businessman, co-founded Baskin-Robbins (born 1913)
1965
John Black, English businessman (born 1895)
1965
William M. Branham, American minister and theologian (born 1906)
1964
Claudia Jones, Trinidad-British journalist and activist (born 1915)
1962
Wilhelm Ackermann, German mathematician (born 1896)
1962
Eveline Adelheid von Maydell, German illustrator (born 1890)
1961
Robert Hillyer, American poet and academic (born 1895)
1957
Norma Talmadge, American actress and producer (born 1894)
1947
Charles Gondouin, French rugby player and tug of war competitor (born 1875)
1945
Josephine Sabel, American singer and comedian (born 1866)
1942
François Darlan, French admiral and politician, 122nd Prime Minister of France (born 1881)
1941
Siegfried Alkan, German composer (born 1858)
1938
Bruno Taut, German architect and urban planner (born 1880)
1935
Alban Berg, Austrian composer and educator (born 1885)
1931
Carlo Fornasini, micropalaeontologist (born 1854)
1931
Flying Hawk, American warrior, educator and historian (born 1854)
1926
Wesley Coe, American shot putter, hammer thrower, and discus thrower (born 1879)
1920
Stephen Mosher Wood, American lieutenant and politician (born 1832)
1914
John Muir, Scottish-American geologist, botanist, and author, founded Sierra Club (born 1838)
1898
Charbel Makhluf, Lebanese priest and saint (born 1828)
1893
B. T. Finniss, Australian politician, 1st Premier of South Australia (born 1807)
1889
Jan Jakob Lodewijk ten Kate, Dutch pastor and poet (born 1819)
1879
Anna Bochkoltz, German operatic soprano, voice teacher and composer (born 1815)
1873
Johns Hopkins, American businessman and philanthropist (born 1795)
1872
William John Macquorn Rankine, Scottish physicist and engineer (born 1820)
1868
Adolphe d'Archiac, French paleontologist and geologist (born 1802)
1867
José Mariano Salas, Mexican general and politician. President of Mexico (1846, 1859) and regent of the Second Mexican Empire (born 1797)
1865
Charles Lock Eastlake, English painter and historian (born 1793)
1863
William Makepeace Thackeray, English author and poet (born 1811)
1844
Friedrich Bernhard Westphal, Danish-German painter (born 1803)
1813
Empress Go-Sakuramachi of Japan (born 1740)
1707
Noël Coypel, French painter and educator (born 1628)
1660
Mary, Princess Royal and Princess of Orange (born 1631)
1635
Hester Jonas, German nurse (born 1570)
1541
Andreas Karlstadt, Christian theologian and reformer (born 1486)
1524
Vasco da Gama, Portuguese explorer and politician, Governor of Portuguese India (born 1469)
1473
John Cantius, Polish scholar and theologian (born 1390)
1456
Đurađ Branković, Despot of Serbia (born 1377)
1453
John Dunstaple, English composer (born 1390)
1449
Walter Bower, Scottish chronicler (born 1385)
1281
Henry V of Luxembourg (born 1216)
1263
Hōjō Tokiyori, regent of Japan (born 1227)
1257
John I, Count of Hainaut (born 1218)
1193
Roger III of Sicily (born 1175)
950
Shi Hongzhao, Chinese general
950
Wang Zhang, Chinese official
950
Yang Bin, Chinese chancellor
903
Hedwiga, duchess of Saxony
427
Archbishop Sisinnius I of Constantinople
36
Gongsun Shu, emperor of Chengjia