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On This Day in History:  February 27

February 27 is the 58th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. 307 days remain until the end of the year (308 in leap years).

Lottery News On This Day

2020
Michigan man claims $3.4M Lotto 47 jackpot. A Macomb County, Michigan, man has some planning to do after winning a $3.4 million Lotto 47 jackpot.
2020
Pa. store clerk accused of stealing over $17K worth of lottery tickets. Police in Meyersdale, Pennsylvania, say a woman stole more than $17,000 worth of lottery tickets from a Sheetz store where she worked.
2020
California lottery shorted schools by $36 million, auditor says. The California lottery skimped on giving $36 million in revenue to fund public education and spent $720,000 on food and travel expenses without considering cheaper options, the state auditor said in a report made public Tuesday.
2019
Mississippi Lottery working to get operational this year. The Vice-Chair of the newly-created Mississippi Lottery Corporation said in an interview this week that the state's first lottery games will be ready to play by the third quarter of 2019.
2015
Massachusetts Lottery to replace aging lottery terminals. The Massachusetts Lottery is looking to replace the 8,500 aging blue terminals and the massive computer system that processes nearly $5 billion in bets a year.
2014
Store clerk's mistake helps N.Y. man win $10 million. A convenience store clerk's mistake has paid off in a big way for a western New York man.
2013
Wyoming lottery bill clears Legislature. The Wyoming House and Senate on Tuesday struck a compromise on the bill to allow a state lottery and multi-state games such as Powerball.
2013
N.C. Gov. says lottery ads are 'annoying'. North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory suggested in his State of the State address last week that lottery money should not be spent on what he calls 'annoying advertising'.
2011
Woman sues TV station over lottery numbers error. A Fort Lee, New Jersey, woman who says she thought fortune had smiled on her with a $250,000 winner in a 2009 Mega Millions drawing is suing WABC-TV for allegedly broadcasting the wrong winning numbers and leaving her devastated when she discovered she had won nothing.
2009
Indiana couple wins $50,000 prize for 2nd time playing same game. An Indianapolis couple beat the odds when they claimed their second $50,000 Lucky 5 Hoosier lottery prize.
2009
N.C. lottery revenues redirected away from education. State lawmakers voiced concern today over a transfer of proceeds from lottery-ticket sales from school construction to the state's general fund.
2009
Lottery sales keep rising, but the recession keeps them in check. Anticipation may be high for tonight's drawing of the multi-state Mega Millions lottery, with a jackpot that has grown to $171 million, but the fallen economy has pinched the wallets of Georgia Lottery ticket buyers.
2009
New York Lottery axes $1.4M in scholarships after taking in $7.5 billion in 2008. The New York Lottery has quietly halted its college scholarship program for more than 1,150 high school seniors, blaming the governor's budget cuts.
2008
Ontario store employee charged with stealing lottery prizes. A former convenience store employee in North Bay, Ontario, is facing theft and fraud charges for allegedly redeeming two customers' scratch-and-win lottery tickets. New rules were recently put in place to reduce this type of crime.
2008
Winners of $14.5M lottery jackpot shun spotlight. John and Mary Winkworth, a middle-aged couple from Ontario, won more than $14.5 million in Saturday's Lotto 6/49 draw.
2008
Governor's plan to lease Vt. state lottery comes up a loser. The Vermont state Senate passed a bill Tuesday will likely stand as a tombstone over Gov. James Douglas' proposed lease of the state lottery.
2008
Three men charged with stealing $1M from lottery winner. In Connecticut, police have arrested three men for allegedly stealing $1 million in cash from a man who hit the lottery more than 20 years ago.
2007
'Idiot' claims big lottery prize. Ed O'Neill's bank account just got a lot bigger, thanks to a co-worker who told him some "idiot" hasn't claimed an $800,000 Powerball lottery prize.
2004
Winning Powerball lottery ticket in dispute. An ownership dispute over a winning Powerball lottery ticket worth $200,000 prompted a Grantville, Kansas couple to file a lawsuit against the Kansas Lottery and the Kroger Co. earlier this month.
2004
8 GM workers to share $12 million Texas lottery prize. Eight workers at the General Motors plant in Arlington, Texas struck a $12 million Lotto Texas jackpot Wednesday night.
2004
Red Apple Workers Still Wait for Mega Millions Lottery Winner. The winner of Saturday's $239 Mega Millions Jackpot, the second-most valuable individual lottery ticket in history, still has yet to come forward.
2004
Lottery player comes up a loser in supreme court. A lottery player whose interpretation of the term "wild card" gave rise to his claim that he had a $20,000 winning ticket got little sympathy in Maine's highest court.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$322 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 27, 2019
2.$293 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 28, 2018
3.$273 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 1, 2019
4.$270 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 28, 2006
5.$266 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 27, 2016
6.$222 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 27, 2018
7.$216 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 27, 2007
7.$216 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 28, 2014
9.$173 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 28, 2009
10.$171 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 27, 2009
11.$135 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 1, 2016
12.$133 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 27, 2008
13.€105.5 Million
US$129.46 Million
Draw Date
Feb 27, 2018
14.€112.05 Million
US$127.53 Million
Draw Date
Feb 28, 2019
15.$127 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 27, 2015
16.$112 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 1, 2005
16.$112 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 2, 2010
18.$100 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 1, 2000
19.$95 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 27, 2010
20.$94 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 28, 2012
21.$90 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 28, 2007
21.$90 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 27, 2013
23.$88 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 1, 2011
24.€59 Million
US$82.45 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Mar 4, 2011
25.$80 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 28, 2015

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1986
Thursday, Feb 27, 1986
34 years old
1983
Sunday, Feb 27, 1983
37 years old
1981
Friday, Feb 27, 1981
39 years old
1977
Sunday, Feb 27, 1977
43 years old
1976
Friday, Feb 27, 1976
44 years old
1974
Wednesday, Feb 27, 1974
46 years old
1969
Thursday, Feb 27, 1969
51 years old
1948
Friday, Feb 27, 1948
72 years old

Worldwide Events On This Day

2015
Assassination of Boris Nemtsov occurs.
2013
Five people (including the perpetrator) are killed and five others injured in a shooting at a factory in Menznau, Switzerland.
2010
An earthquake measuring 8.8 on the moment magnitude scale strikes central parts of Chile leaving over 500 victims, and thousands injured. The quake triggered a tsunami which struck Hawaii shortly after.
2007
The Chinese Correction: The Shanghai Stock Exchange falls 9%, the largest drop in ten years.
2004
A bombing of a Superferry by Abu Sayyaf in the Philippines' worst terrorist attack kills 116.
2004
Shoko Asahara, the leader of the Japanese doomsday cult Aum Shinrikyo, is sentenced to death for masterminding the 1995 Tokyo subway sarin attack
2002
Ryanair Flight 296 catches fire at London Stansted Airport. Subsequent investigations criticize Ryanair's handling of the evacuation.
2002
Godhra train burning: A Muslim mob torches a train returning from Ayodhya, killing 59 Hindu pilgrims.
1991
Gulf War: U.S. President George H. W. Bush announces that "Kuwait is liberated".
1988
Sumgait pogrom: The Armenian community in Sumgait, Azerbaijan is targeted in a violent pogrom.
1976
The formerly Spanish territory of Western Sahara, under the auspices of the Polisario Front declares independence as the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic.
1973
The American Indian Movement occupies Wounded Knee in protest of the federal government.
1971
Doctors in the first Dutch abortion clinic (the Mildredhuis in Arnhem) start performing artificially-induced abortions.
1964
The Government of Italy asks for help to keep the Leaning Tower of Pisa from toppling over.
1963
The Dominican Republic receives its first democratically elected president, Juan Bosch, since the end of the dictatorship led by Rafael Trujillo.
1962
Two dissident Republic of Vietnam Air Force pilots bomb the Independence Palace in Saigon in a failed attempt to assassinate South Vietnam President Ngô Đình Diệm.
1961
The first congress of the Spanish Trade Union Organisation is inaugurated.
1951
The Twenty-second Amendment to the United States Constitution, limiting Presidents to two terms, is ratified.
1943
The Smith Mine #3 in Bearcreek, Montana, explodes, killing 74 men.
1943
In Berlin, the Gestapo arrest 1,800 Jewish men with German wives, leading to the Rosenstrasse protest.
1942
World War II: During the Battle of the Java Sea, an Allied strike force is defeated by a Japanese task force in the Java Sea in the Dutch East Indies.
1940
Martin Kamen and Sam Ruben discover carbon-14.
1939
United States labor law: The U.S. Supreme Court rules that sit-down strikes violate property owners' rights and are therefore illegal.
1933
Reichstag fire: Germany's parliament building in Berlin, the Reichstag, is set on fire; Marinus van der Lubbe, a young Dutch Communist claims responsibility. The Nazis used the fire to solidify their power and eliminate the communists as political rivals.
1922
A challenge to the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, allowing women the right to vote, is rebuffed by the Supreme Court of the United States in Leser v. Garnett.
1921
The International Working Union of Socialist Parties is founded in Vienna.
1902
Second Boer War: Australian soldiers Harry "Breaker" Morant and Peter Handcock are executed in Pretoria after being convicted of war crimes.
1900
Second Boer War: In South Africa, British military leaders receive an unconditional notice of surrender from Boer General Piet Cronjé at the Battle of Paardeberg.
1900
The British Labour Party is founded.
1900
Fußball-Club Bayern München is founded.
1898
King George I of Greece survives an assassination attempt.
1881
First Boer War: The Battle of Majuba Hill takes place.
1870
The current flag of Japan is first adopted as the national flag for Japanese merchant ships.
1864
American Civil War: The first Northern prisoners arrive at the Confederate prison at Andersonville, Georgia.
1861
Russian troops fire on a crowd in Warsaw protesting against Russian rule over Poland, killing five protesters.
1860
Abraham Lincoln makes a speech at Cooper Union in the city of New York that is largely responsible for his election to the Presidency.
1844
The Dominican Republic gains independence from Haiti.
1812
Argentine War of Independence: Manuel Belgrano raises the Flag of Argentina in the city of Rosario for the first time.
1812
Poet Lord Byron gives his first address as a member of the House of Lords, in defense of Luddite violence against Industrialism in his home county of Nottinghamshire.
1809
Action of 27 February 1809: Captain Bernard Dubourdieu captures HMS Proserpine.
1801
Pursuant to the District of Columbia Organic Act of 1801, Washington, D.C. is placed under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Congress.
1782
American Revolutionary War: The House of Commons of Great Britain votes against further war in America.
1776
American Revolutionary War: The Battle of Moore's Creek Bridge in North Carolina breaks up a Loyalist militia.
1700
The island of New Britain is discovered.
1626
Yuan Chonghuan is appointed Governor of Liaodong, after he led the Chinese into a great victory against the Manchurians under Nurhaci.
1617
Sweden and Russia sign the Treaty of Stolbovo, ending the Ingrian War and shutting Russia out of the Baltic Sea.
1594
Henry IV is crowned King of France.
1560
The Treaty of Berwick, which would expel the French from Scotland, is signed by England and the Lords of the Congregation of Scotland.
907
Abaoji, a Khitan chieftain, is enthroned as Emperor Taizu, establishing the Liao dynasty in northern China.
425
The University of Constantinople is founded by Emperor Theodosius II at the urging of his wife Aelia Eudocia.
380
Edict of Thessalonica: Emperor Theodosius I and his co-emperors Gratian and Valentinian II, declare their wish that all Roman citizens convert to trinitarian Christianity.

Births On This Day

1995
Laura Gulbe, Latvian tennis player
1992
Ty Dillon, American race car driver
1992
Meyers Leonard, American basketball player
1992
Filip Krajinović, Serbian tennis player
1992
Ioannis Potouridis, Greek footballer
1992
Jonjo Shelvey, English footballer
1991
Azeem Rafiq, Pakistani cricketer
1990
Elijah Taylor, New Zealand rugby league player
1989
David Button, English footballer
1989
Lloyd Rigby, English footballer
1988
Iain Ramsay, Australian footballer
1988
Dustin Jeffrey, Canadian ice hockey player
1987
Scott Davies, English footballer
1987
Bridie Kean, Australian wheelchair basketball player
1987
Florence Kiplagat, Kenyan runner
1987
Sandy Paillot, French footballer
1987
Valeriy Andriytsev, Ukrainian wrestler
1987
Maximiliano Moralez, Argentinian footballer
1986
Yovani Gallardo, American baseball player
1986
Jonathan Moreira, Brazilian footballer
1986
Sandeep Singh, Indian field hockey player
1986
JWoww, American television personality
1985
Diniyar Bilyaletdinov, Russian footballer
1985
Braydon Coburn, Canadian ice hockey player
1985
Vladislav Kulik, Ukrainian-Russian footballer
1985
Asami Abe, Japanese singer and actress
1985
Thiago Neves, Brazilian footballer
1985
Brett Stewart, Australian rugby league player
1984
Aníbal Sánchez, American baseball player
1984
Lotta Schelin, Swedish footballer
1984
Akseli Kokkonen, Norwegian ski jumper
1983
Devin Harris, American basketball player
1983
Kate Mara, American actress
1982
Ali Bastian, English actress
1982
Pat Richards, Australian rugby league player
1982
Bruno Soares, Brazilian tennis player
1982
Tehila Hakimi, Israeli poet and author
1981
Josh Groban, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor
1981
Cameron Ling, Australian footballer and sportscaster
1981
Natalie Grandin, English-South African tennis player
1981
Élodie Ouédraogo, Belgian sprinter
1980
Chelsea Clinton, American journalist and academic
1980
Scott Prince, Australian rugby league player
1978
James Beattie, English footballer and manager
1978
Kakha Kaladze, Georgian footballer and politician
1978
Emelie Öhrstig, Swedish skier and cyclist
1978
Simone Di Pasquale, Italian ballet dancer
1976
Sergei Semak, Ukrainian-Russian footballer and manager
1976
Ludovic Capelle, Belgian cyclist
1975
Aitor González, Spanish racing driver
1975
Prodromos Korkizoglou, Greek decathlete
1974
Colin Edwards, American motorcycle racer
1974
Carte Goodwin, American lawyer and politician
1973
Peter Andre, English-Australian singer-songwriter and actor
1973
Mark Taylor, Welsh rugby player and manager
1971
Sara Blakely, American businesswoman, founded Spanx
1971
Derren Brown, English magician and painter
1971
David Rikl, Czech-English tennis player
1971
Roman Giertych, Polish lawyer and politician, Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Poland
1971
Rozonda Thomas, American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress (TLC)
1970
Kent Desormeaux, American jockey
1970
Patricia Petibon, French soprano and actress
1969
Gareth Llewellyn, Welsh rugby union player
1969
Juan E. Gilbert, American computer scientist, inventor, and academic
1968
Matt Stairs, Canadian baseball player and sportscaster
1967
Danut Lupu, Romanian footballer
1967
Jonathan Ive, English industrial designer, currently chief design officer (CDO) of Apple
1966
Donal Logue, Canadian actor and director
1966
Oliver Reck, German footballer and manager
1966
Baltasar Kormákur, Icelandic actor, director, and producer
1965
Noah Emmerich, American actor
1965
Pedro Chaves, Portuguese race car driver
1964
Jeffrey Pasley, American educator and academic
1963
Nasty Suicide, Finnish musician and pharmacist
1962
Adam Baldwin, American actor
1961
James Worthy, American basketball player and sportscaster
1960
Andrés Gómez, Ecuadorian tennis player
1960
Johnny Van Zant, American singer-songwriter
1958
Naas Botha, South African rugby player and sportscaster
1958
Maggie Hassan, American politician, 81st Governor and United States Senator of New Hampshire
1957
Danny Antonucci, Canadian animator, producer, and screenwriter
1957
Kevin Curran, American screenwriter and television producer (d. 2016)
1957
Robert de Castella, Australian runner
1957
Adrian Smith, English guitarist and songwriter
1957
Timothy Spall, English actor
1956
Belus Prajoux, Chilean tennis player
1955
Peter Christopherson, English musician, songwriter, and director (d. 2010)
1954
Neal Schon, American rock guitarist and singer-songwriter
1953
Gavin Esler, Scottish journalist and author
1953
Ian Khama, English-Botswanan lieutenant and politician, 4th President of Botswana
1953
Stelios Kouloglou, Greek journalist, author, director and politician
1951
Carl A. Anderson, 13th Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus
1951
Lee Atwater, American journalist, activist and political strategist (d. 1991)
1951
Walter de Silva, Italian car designer
1951
Steve Harley, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
1950
Annabel Goldie, Scottish lawyer and politician
1950
Julia Neuberger, Baroness Neuberger, English rabbi and politician
1947
Louis Clark, English music arranger, conductor and keyboard player
1947
Alan Guth, American physicist and cosmologist
1947
Gidon Kremer, Latvian violinist and conductor
1944
Ken Grimwood, American author (d. 2003)
1944
Graeme Pollock, South African cricketer and coach
1943
Mary Frann, American actress (d. 1998)
1943
Morten Lauridsen, American composer and conductor
1943
Carlos Alberto Parreira, Brazilian footballer and manager
1942
Jimmy Burns, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1942
Robert H. Grubbs, American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
1942
Charlayne Hunter-Gault, American journalist
1942
Klaus-Dieter Sieloff, German footballer (d. 2011)
1941
Paddy Ashdown, British captain and politician (d. 2018)
1940
Pierre Duchesne, Canadian lawyer and politician, 28th Lieutenant Governor of Quebec
1940
Howard Hesseman, American actor
1940
Bill Hunter, Australian actor (d. 2011)
1939
Don McKinnon, English-New Zealand farmer and politician, 12th Deputy Prime Minister of New Zealand
1939
Peter Revson, American race car driver (d. 1974)
1938
Jake Thackray, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and journalist (d. 2002)
1937
Barbara Babcock, American actress
1936
Sonia Johnson, American feminist activist and author
1936
Ron Barassi, Australian footballer and coach
1936
Roger Mahony, American cardinal
1935
Mirella Freni, Italian soprano and actress
1935
Uri Shulevitz, American author and illustrator
1934
Vincent Fourcade, French interior designer (d. 1992)
1934
Ralph Nader, American lawyer, politician, and activist
1933
Raymond Berry, American football player and coach
1933
Malcolm Wallop, American politician (d. 2011)
1932
Elizabeth Taylor, English-American actress and humanitarian (d. 2011)
1932
David Young, Baron Young of Graffham, English businessman and politician, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills
1930
Jovan Krkobabić, Serbian politician, Deputy Prime Minister of Serbia (d. 2014)
1930
Peter Stone, American screenwriter and producer (d. 2003)
1930
Paul von Ragué Schleyer, American chemist and academic (d. 2014)
1930
Joanne Woodward, American actress
1929
Jack Gibson, Australian rugby league player, coach, and sportscaster (d. 2008)
1929
Djalma Santos, Brazilian footballer (d. 2013)
1929
Patricia Ward Hales, British tennis player (d. 1985)
1928
René Clemencic, Austrian composer, recorder player, harpsichordist, conductor and clavichord player
1927
Peter Whittle, English-New Zealand mathematician and theorist
1926
David H. Hubel, Canadian-American neurophysiologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2013)
1925
Pia Sebastiani, Argentine pianist and composer (d. 2015)
1925
Kenneth Koch, American poet, playwright and professor (d. 2002)
1923
Dexter Gordon, American saxophonist, composer, and actor (d. 1990)
1922
Hans Rookmaaker, Dutch historian, author, and scholar (d. 1977)
1921
Theodore Van Kirk, American soldier, pilot, and navigator (d. 2014)
1920
Reg Simpson, English cricketer (d. 2013)
1917
John Connally, American lieutenant and politician, 61st United States Secretary of Treasury (d. 1993)
1915
Denis Whitaker, Canadian general, football player, and businessman (d. 2001)
1913
Paul Ricœur, French philosopher and academic (d. 2005)
1913
Kazimierz Sabbat, Polish soldier and politician, President of Poland (d. 1989)
1913
Irwin Shaw, American author and screenwriter (d. 1984)
1912
Kusumagraj, Indian author, poet, and playwright (d. 1999)
1912
Lawrence Durrell, Indian-French author, poet, and playwright (d. 1990)
1911
Oscar Heidenstam, English bodybuilder (d. 1991)
1910
Joan Bennett, American actress (d. 1990)
1910
Peter De Vries, American journalist and author (d. 1993)
1910
Genrikh Kasparyan, Armenian chess player and composer (d. 1995)
1910
Kelly Johnson, American engineer, co-founded Skunk Works (d. 1990)
1907
Mildred Bailey, American singer (d. 1951)
1907
Momčilo Đujić, Serbian-American priest and commander (d. 1999)
1905
Franchot Tone, American actor, singer, and producer (d. 1968)
1904
James T. Farrell, American author and poet (d. 1979)
1904
André Leducq, French cyclist (d. 1980)
1904
Yulii Borisovich Khariton, Russian physicist and academic (d. 1996)
1903
Reginald Gardiner, English-American actor and singer (d. 1980)
1903
Gustave Wuyts, Belgian tug of war competitor and shot putter (d. 1979)
1903
Hans Rohrbach, German mathematician (d. 1993)
1903
Joseph B. Soloveitchik, Belorussian-American rabbi and philosopher (d. 1993)
1902
Lúcio Costa, French-Brazilian architect and engineer, designed Gustavo Capanema Palace (d. 1998)
1902
Gene Sarazen, American golfer and sportscaster (d. 1999)
1902
John Steinbeck, American journalist and author, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1968)
1901
Kotama Okada, Japanese religious leader (d. 1974)
1901
Marino Marini, Italian sculptor and academic (d. 1980)
1899
Charles Herbert Best, American-Canadian physiologist and biochemist, co-discovered Insulin (d. 1978)
1897
Marian Anderson, American singer (d. 1993)
1895
Miyagiyama Fukumatsu, Japanese sumo wrestler (d. 1943)
1892
William Demarest, American actor (d. 1983)
1891
David Sarnoff, American businessman, founded RCA (d. 1971)
1890
Mabel Keaton Staupers, American nurse and advocate (d. 1989)
1888
Roberto Assagioli, Italian psychiatrist and psychologist (d. 1974)
1888
Lotte Lehmann, German-American soprano and actress (d. 1976)
1887
Pyotr Nesterov, Russian captain, pilot, and engineer (d. 1914)
1886
Hugo Black, American captain, jurist, and politician (d. 1971)
1881
Sveinn Björnsson, Danish-Icelandic lawyer and politician, 1st President of Iceland (d. 1952)
1881
L. E. J. Brouwer, Dutch mathematician, philosopher, and academic (d. 1966)
1880
Xenophon Kasdaglis, Greek-Egyptian tennis player (d. 1943)
1878
Alvan T. Fuller, American businessman and politician, 50th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1958)
1877
Adela Verne, English pianist and composer (d. 1952)
1877
Joseph Grinnell, American zoologist and biologist (d. 1939)
1875
Vladimir Filatov, Russian-Ukrainian ophthalmologist and surgeon (d. 1956)
1872
Alexandru Vaida-Voevod, Romanian politician, Prime Minister of Romania (d. 1950)
1869
Alice Hamilton, American physician and academic (d. 1970)
1867
Irving Fisher, American economist and statistician (d. 1947)
1867
Wilhelm Peterson-Berger, Swedish composer and critic (d. 1942)
1864
Eemil Nestor Setälä, Finnish linguist and politician, Finnish Minister for Foreign Affairs (d. 1935)
1863
Joaquín Sorolla, Spanish painter (d. 1923)
1863
George Herbert Mead, American sociologist and philosopher (d. 1930)
1859
Bertha Pappenheim, Austrian-German activist and author (d. 1936)
1848
Hubert Parry, English composer and historian (d. 1918)
1847
Ellen Terry, English actress (d. 1928)
1816
William Nicholson, English-Australian politician, 3rd Premier of Victoria (d. 1865)
1809
Jean-Charles Cornay, French missionary and saint (d. 1837)
1807
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, American poet and educator (d. 1882)
1799
Edward Belcher, British naval officer, hydrographer, and explorer (d. 1877)
1799
Frederick Catherwood, British artist, architect and explorer (d. 1854)
1795
José Antonio Navarro, American merchant and politician (d. 1871)
1789
Manuel Rodríguez Erdoíza, Chilean lawyer and politician, Chilean Minister of National Defense (d. 1818)
1779
Thomas Hazlehurst, English businessman, founded Hazlehurst & Sons (d. 1842)
1767
Jacques-Charles Dupont de l'Eure, French lawyer and politician, 24th Prime Minister of France (d. 1855)
1748
Anders Sparrman, Swedish physician and activist (d. 1820)
1746
Louis-Jérôme Gohier, French politician, French Minister of Justice (d. 1830)
1732
Jean de Dieu-Raymond de Cucé de Boisgelin, French cardinal (d. 1804)
1724
Frederick Michael, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken (d. 1767)
1711
Constantine Mavrocordatos, Ottoman ruler (d. 1769)
1703
Lord Sidney Beauclerk, English politician (d. 1744)
1689
Pietro Gnocchi, Italian composer, director, historian, and geographer (d. 1775)
1667
Ludwika Karolina Radziwiłł, Prussian-Lithuanian wife of Charles III Philip, Elector Palatine (d. 1695)
1659
William Sherard, English botanist (d. 1728)
1630
Roche Braziliano, Dutch pirate (d. 1671)
1622
Carel Fabritius, Dutch painter (d. 1654)
1575
John Adolf, Duke of Holstein-Gottorp (d. 1616)
1572
Francis II, Duke of Lorraine (d. 1632)
1567
William Alabaster, English poet (d. 1640)
1535
Min Phalaung, Burmese monarch (d. 1593)
1500
João de Castro, Portuguese nobleman and fourth viceroy of Portuguese India (d. 1548)
1427
Ruprecht, Archbishop of Cologne (d. 1480)
1343
Alberto d'Este, Marquis of Ferrara (d. 1393)
272
Constantine the Great, Roman emperor (d. 337)

Deaths On This Day

2018
Steve Folkes, Australian rugby league player and coach (b. 1959)
2016
Yi Cheol-seung, South Korean lawyer and politician (b. 1922)
2016
James Z. Davis, American lawyer and judge (b. 1943)
2015
Boris Nemtsov, Russian academic and politician, First Deputy Prime Minister of Russia (b. 1959)
2015
Leonard Nimoy, American actor (b. 1931)
2015
Julio César Strassera, Argentinian lawyer and jurist (b. 1933)
2014
Aaron Allston, American game designer and author (b. 1960)
2014
Terry Rand, American basketball player (b. 1934)
2013
Van Cliburn, American pianist (b. 1934)
2013
Ramon Dekkers, Dutch mixed martial artist and kick-boxer (b. 1969)
2013
Dale Robertson, American actor (b. 1923)
2013
Adolfo Zaldívar, Chilean lawyer and politician (b. 1943)
2012
Ma Jiyuan, Chinese general (b. 1921)
2012
Tina Strobos, Dutch physician and psychiatrist (b. 1920)
2012
Helga Vlahović, Croatian journalist and producer (b. 1945)
2011
Frank Buckles, American soldier (b. 1901)
2011
Necmettin Erbakan, Turkish engineer and politician, 32nd Prime Minister of Turkey (b. 1926)
2011
Duke Snider, American baseball player, manager, and sportscaster (b. 1926)
2011
Gary Winick, American director and producer (b. 1961)
2010
Nanaji Deshmukh, Indian educator and activist (b. 1916)
2008
William F. Buckley, Jr., American author and journalist, founded the National Review (b. 1925)
2008
Myron Cope, American journalist and sportscaster (b. 1929)
2008
Ivan Rebroff, German vocalist of Russian descent with four and a half octaves (b. 1931)
2007
Bernd Freytag von Loringhoven, German general (b. 1914)
2006
Otis Chandler, American publisher (b. 1927)
2006
Robert Lee Scott, Jr., American general and author (b. 1908)
2006
Linda Smith, English comedian and author (b. 1958)
2004
Yoshihiko Amino, Japanese historian and academic (b. 1928)
2004
Paul Sweezy, American economist and journalist (b. 1910)
2003
John Lanchbery, English-Australian composer and conductor (b. 1923)
2003
Fred Rogers, American minister and television host (b. 1928)
2002
Spike Milligan, Irish soldier, actor, comedian, and author (b. 1918)
1999
Horace Tapscott, American pianist and composer (b. 1934)
1998
George H. Hitchings, American pharmacologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1905)
1998
J. T. Walsh, American actor (b. 1943)
1993
Lillian Gish, American actress (b. 1893)
1992
S. I. Hayakawa, Canadian-American linguist and politician (b. 1906)
1989
Konrad Lorenz, Austrian zoologist, ethologist, and ornithologist, Nobel laureate (b. 1903)
1987
Bill Holman, American cartoonist (b. 1903)
1987
Joan Greenwood, English actress (b. 1921)
1986
Jacques Plante, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1929)
1985
Ray Ellington, English singer and drummer (b. 1916)
1985
Henry Cabot Lodge Jr., American politician and diplomat, 3rd United States Ambassador to the United Nations (b. 1902)
1985
J. Pat O'Malley, English-American actor and singer (b. 1904)
1980
George Tobias, American actor (b. 1901)
1977
John Dickson Carr, American author and playwright (b. 1905)
1973
Bill Everett, American author and illustrator (b. 1917)
1969
Marius Barbeau, Canadian ethnographer and academic (b. 1883)
1968
Frankie Lymon, American singer-songwriter (b. 1942)
1964
Orry-Kelly, Australian-American costume designer (b. 1897)
1956
Ganesh Vasudev Mavalankar, Indian lawyer and politician, 1st Speaker of the Lok Sabha (b. 1888)
1943
Kostis Palamas, Greek poet and playwright (b. 1859)
1937
Hosteen Klah, Navajo artist, medicine man, and weaver (b. 1867)
1937
Emily Malbone Morgan, American saint, foundress of the Society of the Companions of the Holy Cross (b. 1862)
1936
Joshua W. Alexander, American judge and politician, 2nd United States Secretary of Commerce (b. 1852)
1936
Ivan Pavlov, Russian physiologist and physician, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1849)
1931
Chandra Shekhar Azad, Indian revolutionary (b. 1906)
1921
Schofield Haigh, English cricketer and umpire (b. 1871)
1902
Harry "Breaker" Morant, English-Australian lieutenant (b. 1864)
1892
Louis Vuitton, French fashion designer and businessman, founded Louis Vuitton (b. 1821)
1887
Alexander Borodin, Russian composer and chemist (b. 1833)
1844
Nicholas Biddle, American banker and politician (b. 1786)
1795
Tanikaze Kajinosuke, Japanese sumo wrestler (b. 1750)
1784
Count of St. Germain, European adventurer (b. 1710)
1735
John Arbuthnot, Scottish physician and polymath (b. 1667)
1720
Samuel Parris, English-American minister (b. 1653)
1712
Sir William Villiers, 3rd Baronet, English politician (b. 1645)
1706
John Evelyn, English gardener and author (b. 1620)
1699
Charles Paulet, 1st Duke of Bolton, English politician, Lord Lieutenant of Hampshire (b. 1625)
1659
Henry Dunster, English-American clergyman and academic (b. 1609)
1558
Johann Faber of Heilbronn, controversial Catholic preacher (b. 1504)
1558
Kunigunde of Brandenburg-Kulmbach, German Noblewoman (b. 1524)
1483
William VIII of Montferrat (b. 1420)
1425
Prince Vasily I of Moscow (b. 1371)
1416
Eleanor of Castile, queen consort of Navarre (b. c. 1363)
1167
Robert of Melun, English theologian and bishop
956
Theophylact, Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople (b. 917)
906
Conrad the Elder, Frankish nobleman
640
Pepin of Landen, Frankish lord (b. 580)