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On This Day in History:  February 1

February 1 is the 32nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. 333 days remain until the end of the year (334 in leap years).

Lottery News On This Day

2019
Woman steals credit cards, buys winning lottery ticket, gets arrested. A 33-year-old Canadian woman hit it big in the lottery, but ended up on the losing end when the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary charged her with theft of a credit card used to purchase the winning ticket.
2018
Tennessee bill would remove cash-only obstacle when purchasing lottery tickets. A billed filed by Tennessee legislators would make it easier to purchase lottery tickets.
2017
Indiana lawmaker wants scratch-off lottery game to help homeless veterans. An Indiana Senate lawmaker wants the Hoosier Lottery to create a new scratch-off game to benefit homeless veterans.
2017
Woman finds $100,000 lottery ticket while cleaning. South Carolina Lottery officials say a Georgia woman found a winning Powerball ticket in a stack of old tickets.
2016
Va. grocery store worker's lottery ticket mistake turns into $7 million grand prize. A Virginia grocery store employee's mistake during Powerball jackpot fever earlier this month ended up turning into a $7 million windfall.
2012
D.C. Council poised to repeal online gambling. After becoming the first jurisdiction in the nation to legalize online gambling within its borders, the District of Columbia is poised to repeal the program before it launches.
2012
Iowa Legislators satisfied with Lottery's handling of mystery jackpot winner. State lawmakers gave Iowa Lottery officials high marks Tuesday for the way they handled the mysterious circumstances surrounding a winning Hot Lotto jackpot that went unclaimed when attorneys representing a trust that turned in a valid ticket withdrew a claim for the multimillion-dollar prize last week.
2011
Wyoming House gives preliminary OK to lottery bill. The Wyoming House of Representatives has given preliminary approval to a bill to allow the sale of in-state and multi-state lottery tickets.
2011
Arkansas Lottery sets raffle draw date. At long last, the Arkansas Lottery has fixed the drawing date for its Arkansas Million Dollar Raffle.
2010
Some stores just 'luckier' than others in N.C. lottery. Will's Food Store in Mount Holly, Pennington boasts the most lottery payouts of any retailer in Gaston County, according to figures from the N.C. Education Lottery.
2010
Montana Lottery starts new Keno-style game today. The Montana Lottery is starting a new keno-like game today called 10 Spot, featuring two daily drawings.
2008
Ohio Gov. plans lottery expansion to increase revenues. Gov. Ted Strickland's plan to boost Ohio's struggling economy anticipates $73 million in new revenue from an expansion of the lottery, which includes a video version of Keno to be offered in bars and other age-controlled venues.
2008
Man wins, then loses, then wins lottery. An Australian retiree won a $1.8 million lottery prize, then lost it, and then won it again Wednesday through a court ruling.
2007
Man with terminal illness wins 20-year annuity lottery jackpot. A man diagnosed with terminal lung cancer won a million dollars in a New York state lottery scratch-off game, but he was required to take the prize as a 20-year annuity.
2007
Texan claims $74 million Mega Millions lottery jackpot. Holding a mock check for nearly $74 million, Ronald Crump kept cracking jokes and thanked all the people who purchased losing tickets.
2007
N.C. Lottery chief adding new games to overcome revenue shortfall. The head of the N.C. Education Lottery Tuesday urged patience for critics who say the games have fallen short of their first-year sales goal.
2007
Couple wins $15 million lottery jackpot after redeeming $10,000 ticket. Just days after winning $10,000 with a ticket bought at a northern Arizona café, Barry and Barbara Salzman traveled to Phoenix, collected their winnings, and ended up buying another ticket that won a $15 million Powerball jackpot.
2007
Sex offender wins $14 million Florida Lotto jackpot. Florida lottery officials announced Monday that a state registered sex offender was the sole winner of the $14 million lottery drawing from Jan. 13.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$324.7 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 4, 2015
2.€183 Million
US$220.88 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Feb 3, 2006
3.$206 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 1, 2017
4.$194 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 1, 2014
5.$191 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 2, 2019
6.$176 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 2, 2013
7.$170 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 1, 2012
8.$168 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 4, 2020
9.$156 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 1, 2006
10.$145 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 3, 2018
11.€120 Million
US$137.51 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Feb 1, 2019
12.€100 Million
US$136.73 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Feb 5, 2010
13.€108 Million
US$134.67 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Feb 2, 2018
14.$125 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 1, 2019
15.€93.05 Million
US$116.01 Million
Draw Date
Feb 1, 2018
16.$115 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 3, 2010
17.€99.68 Million
US$114.19 Million
Draw Date
Feb 2, 2019
18.€90 Million
US$112.22 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Feb 2, 2018
19.$112 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 3, 2016
20.$104 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 2, 2018
21.$100 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 1, 2003
22.€90 Million
US$99.23 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Feb 7, 2020
23.$94 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 4, 2014
24.$91 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 1, 2011
25.$90 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 4, 2003

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1982
Monday, Feb 1, 1982
38 years old
1981
Sunday, Feb 1, 1981
39 years old
1981
Sunday, Feb 1, 1981
39 years old
1979
Thursday, Feb 1, 1979
41 years old
1974
Friday, Feb 1, 1974
46 years old
1973
Thursday, Feb 1, 1973
47 years old
1966
Tuesday, Feb 1, 1966
54 years old
1966
Tuesday, Feb 1, 1966
54 years old
1964
Saturday, Feb 1, 1964
56 years old
1963
Friday, Feb 1, 1963
57 years old
1957
Friday, Feb 1, 1957
63 years old
1948
Sunday, Feb 1, 1948
72 years old
1943
Monday, Feb 1, 1943
77 years old
(year not provided)
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Worldwide Events On This Day

2013
The Shard, the tallest building in the European Union, is opened to the public.
2012
Seventy-four people are killed and over 500 injured as a result of clashes between fans of Egyptian football teams Al Masry and Al Ahly in the city of Port Said.
2009
The first cabinet of Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir was formed in Iceland, making her the country's first female prime minister and the world's first openly gay head of government.
2005
King Gyanendra of Nepal carries out a coup d'état to capture the democracy, becoming Chairman of the Councils of ministers.
2004
Hajj pilgrimage stampede: In a stampede at the Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia, 251 people are trampled to death and 244 injured.
2003
Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrated during the reentry of mission STS-107 into the Earth's atmosphere, killing all seven astronauts aboard.
2002
Daniel Pearl, American journalist and South Asia Bureau Chief of the Wall Street Journal, kidnapped January 23, 2002, is beheaded and mutilated by his captors.
1998
Rear Admiral Lillian E. Fishburne becomes the first female African American to be promoted to rear admiral.
1996
The Communications Decency Act is passed by the U.S. Congress.
1992
The Chief Judicial Magistrate of Bhopal court declares Warren Anderson, ex-CEO of Union Carbide, a fugitive under Indian law for failing to appear in the Bhopal disaster case.
1991
A runway collision between USAir Flight 1493 and SkyWest Flight 5569 at Los Angeles International Airport results in the deaths of 34 people, and injuries to 30 others.
1989
The Western Australian towns of Kalgoorlie and Boulder amalgamate to form the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder.
1979
Iranian Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini returns to Tehran after nearly 15 years of exile.
1974
A fire in the 25-story Joelma Building in São Paulo, Brazil kills 189 and injures 293.
1972
Kuala Lumpur becomes a city by a royal charter granted by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia.
1968
Vietnam War: The execution of Viet Cong officer Nguyễn Văn Lém by South Vietnamese National Police Chief Nguyễn Ngọc Loan is recorded on motion picture film, as well as in an iconic still photograph taken by Eddie Adams.
1968
Canada's three military services, the Royal Canadian Navy, the Canadian Army and the Royal Canadian Air Force, are unified into the Canadian Forces.
1968
The New York Central Railroad and the Pennsylvania Railroad are merged to form Penn Central Transportation.
1965
The Hamilton River in Labrador, Canada is renamed the Churchill River in honour of Winston Churchill.
1964
The Beatles have their first number one hit in the United States with "I Want to Hold Your Hand".
1960
Four black students stage the first of the Greensboro sit-ins at a lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina.
1953
North Sea flood of 1953 is caused by a heavy storm which occurred overnight, 31 January-1 February 1953; floods strike the Netherlands, Belgium and the U.K.
1946
Trygve Lie of Norway is picked to be the first United Nations Secretary-General.
1946
The Parliament of Hungary abolishes the monarchy after nine centuries, and proclaims the Hungarian Republic.
1942
World War II: Josef Terboven, Reichskommissar of German-occupied Norway, appoints Vidkun Quisling the Minister President of the National Government.
1942
World War II: U.S. Navy conducts Marshalls-Gilberts raids, the first offensive action by the United States against Japanese forces in the Pacific Theater.
1942
Voice of America, the official external radio and television service of the United States government, begins broadcasting with programs aimed at areas controlled by the Axis powers.
1942
Mao Zedong makes a speech on "Reform in Learning, the Party and Literature", which puts into motion the Yan'an Rectification Movement.
1924
The United Kingdom recognizes the USSR.
1918
Russia adopts the Gregorian calendar.
1908
Lisbon Regicide: King Carlos I of Portugal and Infante Luis Filipe are shot dead in Lisbon.
1897
Shinhan Bank, the oldest bank in South Korea, opens in Seoul.
1896
La bohème premieres in Turin at the Teatro Regio (Turin), conducted by the young Arturo Toscanini.
1895
Fountains Valley, Pretoria, the oldest nature reserve in Africa, is proclaimed by President Paul Kruger.
1893
Thomas A. Edison finishes construction of the first motion picture studio, the Black Maria in West Orange, New Jersey.
1884
The first volume (A to Ant) of the Oxford English Dictionary is published.
1865
President Abraham Lincoln signs the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution.
1864
Second Schleswig War: Prussian forces crossed the border into Schleswig, starting the war.
1861
American Civil War: Texas secedes from the United States.
1835
Slavery is abolished in Mauritius.
1814
Mayon in the Philippines erupts, killing around 1,200 people, the most devastating eruption of the volcano.
1796
The capital of Upper Canada is moved from Newark to York.
1793
French Revolutionary Wars: France declares war on the United Kingdom and the Netherlands.
1713
The Kalabalik or Tumult in Bendery results from the Ottoman sultan's order that his unwelcome guest, King Charles XII of Sweden, be seized.
1662
The Chinese general Koxinga seizes the island of Taiwan after a nine-month siege.
1411
The First Peace of Thorn is signed in Thorn (Toruń), Monastic State of the Teutonic Knights (Prussia).
1329
King John of Bohemia captures Medvėgalis, an important fortress of the pagan Grand Duchy of Lithuania, and baptizes 6,000 of its defenders.
1327
The teenaged Edward III is crowned King of England, but the country is ruled by his mother Queen Isabella and her lover Roger Mortimer.
481
Vandal king Huneric organises a conference between Catholic and Arian bishops at Carthage.

Births On This Day

1994
Joe Boyce, Australian rugby league player
1994
Harry Styles, English singer-songwriter
1993
Diego Mella, Italian footballer
1991
Kyle Palmieri, American hockey player
1989
Ricky Pinheiro, Portuguese footballer
1988
Brett Anderson, American baseball player
1987
Sebastian Boenisch, Polish footballer
1987
Moises Henriques, Portuguese-Australian cricketer
1987
Austin Jackson, American baseball player
1987
Ronda Rousey, American mixed martial artist and actress
1987
Giuseppe Rossi, Italian footballer
1986
Jorrit Bergsma, Dutch speed skater
1986
Lauren Conrad, American fashion designer and author
1985
Dean Shiels, Irish footballer
1984
Darren Fletcher, Scottish footballer
1983
Heather DeLoach, American actress
1983
Kevin Martin, American basketball player
1983
Anna Suzuki, Japanese actress and model
1983
Jurgen Van den Broeck, Belgian cyclist
1983
Andrew VanWyngarden, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1982
Gavin Henson, Welsh rugby player
1982
Shoaib Malik, Pakistani cricketer
1981
Rob Austin, English race car driver
1981
Hins Cheung, Hong Kong singer-songwriter
1981
Christian Giménez, Argentinian footballer
1981
Graeme Smith, South African cricketer
1980
Héctor Luna, Dominican baseball player
1980
Moisés Muñoz, Mexican footballer
1980
Otilino Tenorio, Ecuadorian footballer (d. 2005)
1979
Valentín Elizalde, Mexican singer-songwriter (d. 2006)
1979
Jason Isbell, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1979
Juan Silveira dos Santos, Brazilian footballer
1978
Tim Harding, Australian singer and actor
1978
K'naan, Somali-Canadian hip-hop artist
1977
Lari Ketner, American basketball player (d. 2014)
1977
Robert Traylor, American basketball player (d. 2011)
1976
Phil Ivey, American poker player
1976
Mat Rogers, Australian rugby player
1975
Martijn Reuser, Dutch footballer
1974
Walter McCarty, American basketball player and coach
1973
Andrew DeClercq, American basketball player and coach
1973
Óscar Pérez Rojas, Mexican footballer
1972
Christian Ziege, German footballer
1971
Harald Brattbakk, Norwegian footballer and pilot
1971
Michael C. Hall, American actor and producer
1970
Yasuyuki Kazama, Japanese race car driver
1970
Malik Sealy, American basketball player and actor (d. 2000)
1969
Gabriel Batistuta, Argentinian footballer
1969
Andrew Breitbart, American journalist, author, and publisher (d. 2012)
1969
Brian Krause, American actor and screenwriter
1969
Franklyn Rose, Jamaican cricketer
1969
Patrick Wilson, American drummer
1968
Lisa Marie Presley, American singer-songwriter and actress
1968
Mark Recchi, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1968
Pauly Shore, American comedian, actor, director, and producer
1967
Meg Cabot, American author and screenwriter
1966
Michelle Akers, American soccer player
1965
Stéphanie of Monaco, designer, singer and princess
1965
Brandon Lee, American actor and martial artist (d. 1993)
1965
Sherilyn Fenn, American actress
1964
Jani Lane, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2011)
1964
Mario Pelchat, Canadian singer-songwriter
1964
Linus Roache, English actor
1962
José Luis Cuciuffo, Argentinian footballer (d. 2004)
1962
Tomoyasu Hotei, Japanese singer-songwriter and guitarist
1962
Takashi Murakami, Japanese painter and sculptor
1961
Volker Fried, German field hockey player and coach
1961
Daniel M. Tani, American engineer and astronaut
1961
Kaduvetti Guru, Indian politician (d. 2018)
1958
Luther Blissett, Jamaican-English footballer and manager
1958
Eleanor Laing, Scottish lawyer and politician, Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland
1957
Mohammed Jamal Khalifa, Saudi Arabian businessman (d. 2007)
1957
Gilbert Hernandez, American author and illustrator
1956
Exene Cervenka, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1954
Chuck Dukowski, American singer-songwriter and bass player
1952
Owoye Andrew Azazi, Nigerian general (d. 2012)
1951
Sonny Landreth, American guitarist and songwriter
1951
Andrew Smith, English politician, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
1950
Mike Campbell, American guitarist, songwriter, and producer
1950
Ali Haydar Konca, Turkish politician, 4th Turkish Minister of European Union Affairs
1950
Rich Williams, American guitarist and songwriter
1948
Rick James, American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2004)
1947
Adam Ingram, Scottish computer programmer and politician, Minister of State for the Armed Forces
1947
Normie Rowe, Australian singer-songwriter and actor
1947
Jessica Savitch, American journalist (d. 1983)
1946
Elisabeth Sladen, English actress (d. 2011)
1946
Karen Krantzcke, Australian tennis player (d. 1977)
1945
Serge Joyal, Canadian lawyer and politician, 50th Secretary of State for Canada
1945
Ferruccio Mazzola, Italian footballer and manager (d. 2013)
1945
Mary Jane Reoch, American cyclist (d. 1993)
1944
Mike Enzi, American soldier, accountant, and politician
1944
Petru Popescu, Romanian-American director, producer, and author
1944
Burkhard Ziese, German footballer and manager (d. 2010)
1942
Bibi Besch, Austrian-American actress (d. 1996)
1942
Terry Jones, Welsh actor, director, and screenwriter
1942
David Sincock, Australian cricketer
1941
Jerry Spinelli, American author
1939
Fritjof Capra, Austrian physicist, author, and academic
1939
Claude François, Egyptian-French singer-songwriter and dancer (d. 1978)
1939
Paul Gillmor, American lawyer and politician (d. 2007)
1939
Ekaterina Maximova, Russian ballerina (d. 2009)
1939
Joe Sample, American pianist and composer (d. 2014)
1938
Jimmy Carl Black, American drummer and singer (d. 2008)
1938
Jacky Cupit, American golfer
1938
Sherman Hemsley, American actor and singer (d. 2012)
1937
Don Everly, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1937
Garrett Morris, American actor and comedian
1936
Tuncel Kurtiz, Turkish actor, playwright, and director (d. 2013)
1936
Azie Taylor Morton, American educator and politician, 36th Treasurer of the United States (d. 2003)
1934
Nicolae Breban, Romanian author, poet, and playwright
1932
Hassan Al-Turabi, Sudanese activist and politician (d. 2016)
1931
Boris Yeltsin, Russian politician, 1st President of Russia (d. 2007)
1930
Shahabuddin Ahmed, Bangladeshi judge and politician, 12th President of Bangladesh
1930
Hussain Muhammad Ershad, Indian-Bangladeshi general and politician, 10th President of Bangladesh
1928
Sam Edwards, Welsh physicist and academic (d. 2015)
1928
Tom Lantos, Hungarian-American academic and politician (d. 2008)
1927
Galway Kinnell, American poet and academic (d. 2014)
1924
Richard Hooker, American novelist (d. 1997)
1924
Emmanuel Scheffer, German-Israeli footballer, coach, and manager (d. 2012)
1923
Ben Weider, Canadian businessman, co-founded the International Federation of BodyBuilding & Fitness (d. 2008)
1922
Renata Tebaldi, Italian soprano and actress (d. 2004)
1921
Teresa Mattei, Italian feminist partisan and politician (d. 2013)
1921
Peter Sallis, English actor (d. 2017)
1921
Patricia Robins, British writer and WAAF officer (d. 2016).
1920
Mike Scarry, American football player and coach (d. 2012)
1920
Zao Wou-Ki, Chinese-French painter (d. 2013)
1918
Muriel Spark, Scottish playwright and poet (d. 2006)
1918
Ignacy Tokarczuk, Polish archbishop (d. 2012)
1917
José Luis Sampedro, Spanish economist and author (d. 2013)
1917
Eiji Sawamura, Japanese baseball player and soldier (d. 1944)
1915
Stanley Matthews, English footballer and manager (d. 2000)
1910
Ngapoi Ngawang Jigme, Chinese general and politician (d. 2009)
1909
George Beverly Shea, Canadian-American singer-songwriter (d. 2013)
1908
George Pal, Hungarian-American animator and producer (d. 1980)
1908
Louis Rasminsky, Canadian economist and banker (d. 1998)
1907
Günter Eich, German author and songwriter (d. 1972)
1907
Camargo Guarnieri, Brazilian pianist and composer (d. 1993)
1906
Adetokunbo Ademola, Nigerian lawyer and jurist, 2nd Chief Justice of Nigeria (d. 1993)
1905
Emilio G. Segrè, Italian-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1989)
1904
S.J. Perelman, American humorist and screenwriter (d. 1979)
1902
Therese Brandl, German concentration camp guard (d. 1947)
1902
Langston Hughes, American poet, social activist, novelist, and playwright (d. 1967)
1901
Frank Buckles, American soldier (d. 2011)
1901
Clark Gable, American actor (d. 1960)
1898
Leila Denmark, American pediatrician and author (d. 2012)
1897
Denise Robins, English journalist and author (d. 1985)
1895
Conn Smythe, Canadian businessman (d. 1980)
1894
John Ford, American director and producer (d. 1973)
1894
James P. Johnson, American pianist and composer (d. 1955)
1890
Nikolai Reek, Estonian general and politician, 11th Estonian Minister of War (d. 1942)
1887
Charles Nordhoff, English-American lieutenant, pilot, and author (d. 1947)
1884
Bradbury Robinson, American football player and physician (d. 1949)
1884
Yevgeny Zamyatin, Russian journalist and author (d. 1937)
1882
Louis St. Laurent, Canadian lawyer and politician, 12th Prime Minister of Canada (d. 1973)
1881
Tip Snooke, South African cricketer (d. 1966)
1878
Alfréd Hajós, Hungarian swimmer and architect, designed the Grand Hotel Aranybika (d. 1955)
1878
Milan Hodža, Slovak journalist and politician, 10th Prime Minister of Czechoslovakia (d. 1944)
1874
Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Austrian author, poet, and playwright (d. 1929)
1873
John Barry, Irish soldier, Victoria Cross recipient (d. 1901)
1872
Clara Butt, English singer (d. 1936)
1872
Jerome F. Donovan, American lawyer and politician (d. 1949)
1870
Erik Adolf von Willebrand, Finnish physician (d. 1949)
1868
Ștefan Luchian, Romanian painter and illustrator (d. 1917)
1866
Agda Meyerson, Swedish nurse and healthcare activist (d. 1924)
1859
Victor Herbert, Irish-American cellist, composer, and conductor (d. 1924)
1858
Ignacio Bonillas, Mexican diplomat (d. 1942)
1851
Durham Stevens, American lawyer and diplomat (d. 1908)
1844
G. Stanley Hall, American psychologist and academic (d. 1924)
1836
Emil Hartmann, Danish organist and composer (d. 1898)
1820
George Hendric Houghton, American clergyman and theologian (d. 1897)
1801
Émile Littré, French lexicographer and philosopher (d. 1881)
1796
Abraham Emanuel Fröhlich, Swiss minister, poet, and educator (d. 1865)
1764
George Duff, Scottish captain (d. 1805)
1763
Thomas Campbell, Irish minister and theologian (d. 1854)
1761
Christiaan Hendrik Persoon, South African-French mycologist and academic (d. 1836)
1701
Johan Agrell, Swedish-German pianist and composer (d. 1765)
1690
Francesco Maria Veracini, Italian violinist and composer (d. 1768)
1687
Johann Adam Birkenstock, German violinist and composer (d. 1733)
1666
Marie Thérèse de Bourbon, Princess of Conti and titular queen of Poland (d.1732)
1663
Ignacia del Espíritu Santo, Filipino nun, founded the Religious of the Virgin Mary (d. 1748)
1659
Jacob Roggeveen, Dutch explorer (d. 1729)
1648
Elkanah Settle, English poet and playwright (d. 1724)
1635
Marquard Gude, German archaeologist and scholar (d. 1689)
1561
Henry Briggs, British mathematician (d. 1630)
1552
Edward Coke, English lawyer, judge, and politician, Attorney General for England and Wales (d. 1634)
1462
Johannes Trithemius, German lexicographer, historian, and cryptographer (d. 1516)
1459
Conrad Celtes, German poet and scholar (d. 1508)
1447
Eberhard II, Duke of Württemberg (d. 1504)
1435
Amadeus IX, Duke of Savoy (d. 1472)
1261
Walter de Stapledon, English bishop and politician, Lord High Treasurer (d. 1326)

Deaths On This Day

2019
Jeremy Hardy, English comedian, radio host and panelist (b. 1961)
2019
Clive Swift, English actor (b. 1936)
2019
Wade Wilson, American football player and coach (b. 1959)
2018
Barys Kit, Belarusian rocket scientist (b. 1910)
2018
Mowzey Radio, Ugandan singer and songwriter (b. 1985)
2017
Desmond Carrington, British actor and broadcaster (b. 1926)
2016
Óscar Humberto Mejía Victores, Guatemalan general and politician, 27th President of Guatemala (b. 1930)
2015
Aldo Ciccolini, Italian-French pianist (b. 1925)
2015
Udo Lattek, German footballer, manager, and sportscaster (b. 1935)
2015
Monty Oum, American animator, director, and screenwriter (b. 1981)
2014
Luis Aragonés, Spanish footballer and manager (b. 1938)
2014
Vasily Petrov, Russian marshal (b. 1917)
2014
Rene Ricard, American poet, painter, and critic (b. 1946)
2014
Maximilian Schell, Austrian-Swiss actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1930)
2013
Ed Koch, American lawyer, judge, and politician, 105th Mayor of New York City (b. 1924)
2013
Shanu Lahiri, Indian painter and educator (b. 1928)
2013
Cecil Womack, American singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1947)
2012
Don Cornelius, American television host and producer (b. 1936)
2012
Wisława Szymborska, Polish poet and translator, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1923)
2008
Beto Carrero, Brazilian actor and businessman (b. 1937)
2007
Gian Carlo Menotti, Italian-American playwright and composer (b. 1911)
2005
John Vernon, Canadian-American actor (b. 1932)
2004
Suha Arın, Turkish director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1942)
2003
Space Shuttle Columbia crew Michael P. Anderson, American colonel, pilot, and astronaut (b. 1959)
2003
Space Shuttle Columbia crew David M. Brown, American captain, pilot, and astronaut (b. 1956)
2003
Space Shuttle Columbia crew Kalpana Chawla, Indian-American engineer and astronaut (b. 1961)
2003
Space Shuttle Columbia crew Laurel Clark, American captain, surgeon, and astronaut (b. 1961)
2003
Space Shuttle Columbia crew Rick Husband, American colonel, pilot, and astronaut (b. 1957)
2003
Space Shuttle Columbia crew William C. McCool, American commander, pilot, and astronaut (b. 1961)
2003
Space Shuttle Columbia crew Ilan Ramon, Israeli colonel, pilot, and astronaut (b. 1954)
2003
Mongo Santamaría, Cuban-American drummer and bandleader (b. 1922)
2002
Aykut Barka, Turkish geologist and academic (b. 1951)
2002
Hildegard Knef, German actress and singer (b. 1925)
2001
André D'Allemagne, Canadian political scientist and academic (b. 1929)
1999
Paul Mellon, American art collector and philanthropist (b. 1907)
1997
Herb Caen, American journalist and author (b. 1916)
1996
Ray Crawford, American race car driver, pilot, and businessman (b. 1915)
1992
Jean Hamburger, French physician and surgeon (b. 1909)
1989
Elaine de Kooning, American painter and academic (b. 1918)
1987
Alessandro Blasetti, Italian director and screenwriter (b. 1900)
1986
Alva Myrdal, Swedish sociologist and politician, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1902)
1981
Donald Wills Douglas, Sr., American engineer and businessman, founded the Douglas Aircraft Company (b. 1892)
1981
Geirr Tveitt, Norwegian pianist and composer (b. 1908)
1979
Abdi İpekçi, Turkish journalist and activist (b. 1929)
1976
Werner Heisenberg, German physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1901)
1976
George Whipple, American physician and pathologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1878)
1970
Alfréd Rényi, Hungarian mathematician and academic (b. 1921)
1968
Echol Cole and Robert Walker - sparking the Memphis Sanitation Workers Strike
1966
Hedda Hopper, American actress and journalist (b. 1885)
1966
Buster Keaton, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1895)
1959
Madame Sul-Te-Wan, American actress (b. 1873)
1958
Clinton Davisson, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1888)
1957
Friedrich Paulus, German general (b. 1890)
1949
Nicolae Dumitru Cocea, Romanian journalist, author, and activist (b. 1880)
1949
Herbert Stothart, American conductor and composer (b. 1885)
1944
Piet Mondrian, Dutch-American painter (b. 1872)
1940
Philip Francis Nowlan, American author, created Buck Rogers (b. 1888)
1940
Zacharias Papantoniou, Greek journalist and critic (b. 1877)
1936
Georgios Kondylis, Greek general and politician, 128th Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1878)
1928
Hughie Jennings, American baseball player and manager (b. 1869)
1924
Maurice Prendergast, American painter (b. 1858)
1922
William Desmond Taylor, American actor and director (b. 1872)
1908
Carlos I of Portugal (b. 1863)
1907
Léon Serpollet, French businessman (b. 1858)
1903
Sir George Stokes, Anglo-Irish physicist, mathematician, and politician (b. 1819)
1897
Constantin von Ettingshausen, Austrian geologist and botanist (b. 1826)
1893
George Henry Sanderson, American lawyer and politician, 22nd Mayor of San Francisco (b. 1824)
1871
Alexander Serov, Russian composer and critic (b. 1820)
1851
Mary Shelley, English novelist and playwright (b. 1797)
1832
Archibald Murphey, American judge and politician (b. 1777)
1793
William Barrington, 2nd Viscount Barrington, English politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer (b. 1717)
1768
Sir Robert Rich, 4th Baronet, English field marshal and politician (b. 1685)
1761
Pierre François Xavier de Charlevoix, French priest and historian (b. 1682)
1750
Bakar of Georgia (b. 1699)
1743
Giuseppe Ottavio Pitoni, Italian organist and composer (b. 1657)
1734
John Floyer, English physician and author (b. 1649)
1733
Augustus II the Strong, Polish king (b. 1670)
1718
Charles Talbot, 1st Duke of Shrewsbury, English politician, Lord High Treasurer (b. 1660)
1691
Pope Alexander VIII (b. 1610)
1590
Lawrence Humphrey, English theologian and academic (b. 1527)
1563
Menas of Ethiopia
1542
Girolamo Aleandro, Italian cardinal (b. 1480)
1501
Sigismund of Bavaria (b. 1439)
1328
Charles IV of France (b. 1294)
1248
Henry II, Duke of Brabant (b. 1207)
1222
Alexios Megas Komnenos, first Emperor of Trebizond
992
Jawhar as-Siqilli, Fatimid statesman
850
Ramiro I, king of Asturias
772
Pope Stephen III (b. 720)
583
Kan B'alam I, ruler of Palenque (b. 524)