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On This Day in History:  January 24

January 24 is the 24th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. 341 days remain until the end of the year (342 in leap years).

Lottery News On This Day

2020
Kentucky Lottery president and CEO set to retire. In today's meeting of the Kentucky Lottery Corporation's board of directors, Lottery President and CEO Tom Delacenserie announced his retirement effective March 6.
2018
Store clerk busted trying to scam undercover lottery investigator. A Winn-Dixie Liquors employee is accused of keeping a customer's $600 winning ticket — and paying him only 5 bucks.
2017
$83M Mega Millions jackpot claimed in Georgia. It took some time, but the winners of an $83 million Mega Millions lottery jackpot have stepped up and claimed their prize — using a legal framework to avoid revealing their identities.
2017
Georgia Gov. to support casino bill if lottery not impacted. Georgia Governor Nathan Deal said Tuesday he won't oppose legislation that would legalize casino gambling as long as it doesn't "devastate" the state's popular lottery-funded HOPE scholarship program.
2017
Wisconsin $1M lottery ticket expires next week. Time is nearly out for a Wisconsin lottery player to claim a huge win.
2017
Massachusetts lawmakers renew push for online lottery sales. If Massachusetts lawmakers pass a plan backed by State Treasurer Deborah Goldberg, the state lottery could be coming to phones and computers across the Commonwealth.
2016
Former Anchorage mayor is pushing for an Alaska state lottery. Former Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan is in Juneau, Alaska, this week hoping to hit the jackpot: He's trying to convince lawmakers to authorize a state lottery.
2014
Man's ex-wife wins lottery and makes him a millionaire. Milkman John Hay reckons his ex-wife is the cream of the crop -- after she made him a millionaire when she scooped the Lotto jackpot.
2014
Two Scots fail to collect £1 million lottery prizes. A UK National Lottery spokesman urged all players to check their tickets on a regular basis after two players from Scotland failed to collect their £1 million prizes on time.
2014
22 N.Y. coworkers' complicated journey to claim $1 million prize. Claiming a big lottery prize is a little more complicated than you might expect, especially if you are splitting the jackpot with a large group.
2014
$25K Ga. lottery ticket disputed, money could go to child support. Winnings from a Georgia Lottery ticket are under dispute as two people and state child support officials have laid claim to the $25,000 prize.
2012
2011 Lottery Results Almanac Published. The latest edition of Lottery Post's highly-regarded lottery results reference book officially went on sale today.
2012
$14.3 million lottery winner almost didn't claim prize. A Wisconsin man thought he played Powerball, but actually bought a Megabucks ticket -- and won $14.3 million.
2011
College student treated to 'royal' Georgia Lottery prize. A college student who purchased a winning ticket in Savannah is mapping out her future after claiming a half-million dollar Georgia Lottery prize.
2011
N.Y. laundromat sells $122M Powerball lottery ticket. Some lucky Powerball player just hit a $122 million jackpot at the Clothespin Laundromat in Catskill, New York.
2011
Lottery winner flees Spain penniless as bank seizes villa and bar. When Lawrence Candlish won £5.5 million (US$8.8 million) playing the National Lottery in 1997 it promised to make his dreams come true, but now he's broke after blowing through the entire jackpot.
2010
Lottery Results Almanac is first mainstream lottery results reference book. Lottery players finally get the respect they deserve, with the publication of the first in a series of lottery results reference books geared to a market that has been largely underserved by mainstream publishers.
2006
N.C. lottey commission to announce vendor choice. Next week the North Carolina lottery commission will announce the controversial decision of which company provides the actual games like scratch-off tickets.
2006
Missouri celebrates 20 years of lottery. The Missouri Lottery celebrates its 20th birthday this month by giving Missourians a special six-digit tax-free birthday present.
2006
Lottery newsletters try to predict winning numbers. Each issue of Lotto Stats and its sister magazine, Lotto News, purport to do what any mathematician will tell you cannot be done: teach you how to win the lottery.
2006
Arkansas Gov. candidate's lottery figures appear unrealistic. Arkansas gubernatorial candidate Bill Halter's claim that a state lottery would generate as much as $250 million for education far exceeds previous state estimates that his campaign said Monday were out of date.
2006
Lottery idea proposed by Arkansas Gov. candidate. During the weekend, an Arkansas gubernatorial hopeful uttered the "L" word in announcing his candidacy.
2006
Calif. family wins $84 million SuperLotto jackpot. A Palmdale family who won Saturday's $84 million dollar California SuperLotto jackpot says the newfound wealth won't change their lives.
2005
Is this the year for a Mississippi lottery?. Mississippi State Rep. Alyce Clarke, D-Jackson, introduced a bill last week to institute a lottery, reasoning that many of the state's residents already are buying tickets in Louisiana and Georgia - neighboring states that have lotteries - and Mississippi is losing out on that money.
2005
Virginia Lottery Sales Pass the $15 Billion Mark. The Virginia Lottery reached two major milestones as the second quarter of fiscal year 2005 came to a close.
2005
Florida Lottery set to roll out changes. The Florida Lottery will implement a series of changes January 31, including new lottery machines, changes to the Pick 4 game, and new game called Grouper.
2005
NJ Lottery may use environmentalist's idea for new game. The Department of Environmental Protection commissioner has promised to discuss with the New Jersey state treasurer an idea for a lottery game to benefit the environment, but he cannot promise that the game will receive approval, according to a letter from the DEP.
2005
Lottery dealer opens his books to show he's not getting rich. The Oregon Lottery Commission is expected to vote Wednesday to add slot-machine-style games to its network of video-poker terminals housed in bars and restaurants across the state. In exchange, the Oregon Lottery is pressuring retailers to revise six-year contracts signed last year by lowering their share of video-poker profits.
2005
Loyal Staff Stays on the Job after Lottery Jackpot Win. A group of 25 factory workers today pledged to finish an important order for their bosses, despite scooping a UK National Lottery jackpot of more than £14 million (US$26.3 million).
2004
Mega Millions jackpot increases to $60 million. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery drawing grew to $60 million Saturday when none of the tickets sold for Friday's drawing matched all five lotto numbers and the Mega Ball.
2004
Man dies after win on lottery TV show. The winner of this week's "Hoosier Millionaire" game show died after being hit by a pickup truck just hours after the show's taping, authorities said Friday.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$373 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 25, 2020
2.$240 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 24, 2007
3.$230 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 24, 2015
4.€146 Million
US$178.86 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jan 27, 2006
5.$177 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jan 24, 2017
6.$170 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 25, 2017
7.$161 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 26, 2019
8.$152 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 25, 2014
9.$130 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 26, 2013
9.$130 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jan 24, 2020
11.€115 Million
US$124.76 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jan 26, 2016
12.$121 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jan 26, 2010
13.$120 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 25, 2012
14.$115 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 25, 2006
15.€90 Million
US$111.92 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jan 26, 2018
16.€89.74 Million
US$111.56 Million
Draw Date
Jan 25, 2018
17.€95.24 Million
US$107.91 Million
Draw Date
Jan 24, 2019
18.€73 Million
US$107.34 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jan 25, 2008
19.€85.08 Million
US$105.81 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Jan 26, 2018
20.$96 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jan 25, 2019
21.$95 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 26, 2002
22.€88 Million
US$94.51 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jan 24, 2017
23.$92 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 24, 2018
24.$89.4 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 24, 1996
25.$89 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jan 25, 2013

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1986
Friday, Jan 24, 1986
34 years old
1983
Monday, Jan 24, 1983
37 years old
1974
Thursday, Jan 24, 1974
46 years old
1974
Thursday, Jan 24, 1974
46 years old
1967
Tuesday, Jan 24, 1967
53 years old
1967
Tuesday, Jan 24, 1967
53 years old
1967
Tuesday, Jan 24, 1967
53 years old
1964
Friday, Jan 24, 1964
56 years old
1963
Thursday, Jan 24, 1963
57 years old
1962
Wednesday, Jan 24, 1962
58 years old
1961
Tuesday, Jan 24, 1961
59 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day

2011
At least 35 die and 180 are injured in a bombing at Moscow's Domodedovo Airport.
2009
Cyclone Klaus makes landfall near Bordeaux, France, causing 26 deaths as well as extensive disruptions to public transport and power supplies.
2003
The United States Department of Homeland Security officially begins operation.
1990
Japan launches Hiten, the country's first lunar probe, the first robotic lunar probe since the Soviet Union's Luna 24 in 1976, and the first lunar probe launched by a country other than Soviet Union or the United States.
1989
Notorious serial killer Ted Bundy, with over 30 known victims, is executed by the electric chair at the Florida State Prison.
1984
Apple Computer places the Macintosh personal computer on sale in the United States.
1978
Soviet satellite Kosmos 954, with a nuclear reactor on board, burns up in Earth's atmosphere, scattering radioactive debris over Canada's Northwest Territories. Only 1% is recovered.
1977
Atocha massacre occurs in Madrid during the Spanish transition to democracy.
1972
Japanese Sgt. Shoichi Yokoi is found hiding in a Guam jungle, where he had been since the end of World War II.
1968
Vietnam War: The 1st Australian Task Force launches Operation Coburg against the North Vietnamese Army and Viet Cong during wider fighting around Long Bình and Biên Hòa
1961
Goldsboro B-52 crash: A bomber carrying two H-bombs breaks up in mid-air over North Carolina. The uranium core of one weapon remains lost.
1960
Algerian War: Some units of European volunteers in Algiers stage an insurrection known as the "barricades week", during which they seize government buildings and clash with local police.
1946
The United Nations General Assembly passes its first resolution to establish the United Nations Atomic Energy Commission.
1943
World War II: Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill conclude a conference in Casablanca.
1942
World War II: The Allies bombard Bangkok, leading Thailand, then under Japanese control, to declare war against the United States and United Kingdom.
1939
The deadliest earthquake in Chilean history strikes Chillán, killing approximately 28,000 people.
1933
The 20th Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, changing the beginning and end of terms for all elected federal offices.
1918
The Gregorian calendar is introduced in Russia by decree of the Council of People's Commissars effective February 14(NS).
1916
In Brushaber v. Union Pacific Railroad Co., the Supreme Court of the United States declares the federal income tax constitutional.
1915
World War I: British Grand Fleet battle cruisers under Vice-Admiral Sir David Beatty engage Rear-Admiral Franz von Hipper's battle cruisers in the Battle of Dogger Bank.
1908
The first Boy Scout troop is organized in England by Robert Baden-Powell.
1900
Second Boer War: Boers stop a British attempt to break the Siege of Ladysmith in the Battle of Spion Kop.
1862
Bucharest is proclaimed the capital of Romania.
1859
The United Principalities of Moldavia and Wallachia (later named Romania) is formed as a personal union under the rule of Domnitor Alexandru Ioan Cuza.
1857
The University of Calcutta is formally founded as the first fully fledged university in South Asia.
1848
California Gold Rush: James W. Marshall finds gold at Sutter's Mill near Sacramento.
1835
Slaves in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil, stage a revolt, which is instrumental in ending slavery there 50 years later.
1817
Crossing of the Andes: Many soldiers of Juan Gregorio de las Heras are captured during the Action of Picheuta.
1758
During the Seven Years' War the leading burghers of Königsberg submit to Elizabeth of Russia, thus forming Russian Prussia (until 1763)
1742
Charles VII Albert becomes Holy Roman Emperor.
1739
Peshva warrior Chimnaji Appa defeats Portuguese forces and captures Tarapur Fort, India.
1679
King Charles II of England dissolves the Cavalier Parliament.
1624
Afonso Mendes, appointed by Pope Gregory XV as Prelate of Ethiopia, arrives at Massawa from Goa.
1458
Matthias Corvinus becomes King of Hungary.
1438
The Council of Basel suspends Pope Eugene IV.
914
Start of the First Fatimid invasion of Egypt.
661
The Rashidun Caliphate ends with the assassination of Ali, and the Imamah of the Shia going to the second Imam, Hassan ibn Ali.
AD 41
Claudius is proclaimed Roman Emperor by the Praetorian Guard after they assassinate the previous emperor, his nephew Caligula.

Births On This Day

2012
Princess Athena of Denmark, younger child of Prince Joachim and Princess Marie of Denmark
1999
Vitalie Damașcan, Moldovan footballer
1997
Nirei Fukuzumi, Japanese racer
1995
Dylan Everett, Canadian actor
1994
Tommie Hoban, English footballer
1992
Becky Downie, English gymnast
1992
Phiwa Nkambule, South African entrepreneur
1992
Felitciano Zschusschen, Curaçao footballer
1991
Zhan Beleniuk, Ukrainian Greco-Roman wrestler
1991
Tatiana Kashirina, Russian weightlifter
1991
Zé Luís, Cape Verdean footballer
1991
Li Xuerui, Chinese badminton player
1990
Mao Abe, Japanese singer-songwriter and guitarist
1989
Serdar Kesimal, Turkish footballer
1989
Gong Lijiao, Chinese shot putter
1989
Ki Sung-yueng, South Korean footballer
1988
Selina Jörg, German snowboarder
1987
Wayne Hennessey, Welsh footballer
1987
Luis Suárez, Uruguayan footballer
1987
Davide Valsecchi, Italian racing driver
1987
Kia Vaughn, American born Czech basketball player
1987
Guan Xin, Chinese basketball player
1986
Cristiano Araújo, Brazilian singer-songwriter (d. 2015)
1986
Mohammad Bagheri Motamed, Iranian taekwondo practitioner
1986
Mischa Barton, English-American actress
1986
Vladislav Ivanov, Russian footballer
1986
Michael Kightly, English footballer
1986
Ricky Ullman, Israeli-American actor
1985
Fabiana Claudino, Brazilian volleyball player
1985
Trey Gilder, American basketball player
1984
Emerse Faé, French-born Ivorian footballer
1984
Yotam Halperin, Israeli basketball player
1984
Jung Jin-sun, South Korean fencer
1984
Scott Kazmir, American baseball player
1984
Paulo Sérgio Moreira Gonçalves, Portuguese footballer
1983
Davide Biondini, Italian footballer
1983
Wyatt Crockett, New Zealand rugby player
1983
Evgeny Drattsev, Russian swimmer
1983
Craig Horner, Australian actor and musician
1983
Shaun Maloney, Scottish footballer
1983
Scott Speed, American race car driver
1982
Céline Deville, French footballer
1982
Daveed Diggs, American actor, rapper and singer
1982
Claudia Heill, Austrian judoka
1982
Aitor Hernández, Spanish racing cyclist
1981
Mario Eggimann, Swiss footballer
1981
Zaur Hashimov, Azerbaijani footballer and manager
1981
Elena Kolomina, Kazakhstani cross country skier
1980
Jofre Mateu, Spanish footballer
1980
Suzy, Portuguese singer
1979
Tatyana Ali, American actress and singer
1979
Leandro Desábato, Argentinian footballer
1979
Busy Signal, Jamaican dancehall reggae artist
1979
Nik Wallenda, American acrobat
1978
Veerle Baetens, Belgian actress and singer
1978
Mark Hildreth, Canadian actor and musician
1978
Kristen Schaal, American actress, voice artist, comedian and writer
1977
Andrija Gerić, Serbian volleyball player
1977
Michelle Hunziker, Swiss-Dutch actress, model and singer
1976
Shae-Lynn Bourne, Canadian ice dancer, coach, and choreographer
1976
Cindy Pieters, Belgian cyclist
1975
Gianluca Basile, Italian former professional basketball player
1975
Rónald Gómez, Costa Rican footballer and manager
1975
Reto Hug, Swiss triathlonist
1975
Henna Raita, Finnish alpine skier
1974
Cyril Despres, French rally racer
1974
Ed Helms, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
1974
Melissa Tkautz, Australian actress and singer
1974
Rokia Traoré, Malian singer
1972
Beth Hart, American blues-rock singer and piano player
1971
José Carlos Fernandez, Bolivian footballer
1970
Roberto Bonano, Argentine footballer
1970
Neil Johnson, Zimbabwean cricketer
1970
Matthew Lillard, American actor
1969
Yoo Ho-jeong, South Korean actress
1969
Carlos Rômulo Gonçalves e Silva, bishop of Montenegro
1968
Fernando Escartín, Spanish cyclist
1968
Antony Garrett Lisi, American theoretical physicist
1968
Mary Lou Retton, American gymnast
1968
Tymerlan Huseynov, Ukrainian footballer
1967
Michael Kiske, German singer
1967
Mark Kozelek, American singer and musician
1967
Phil LaMarr, American actor, singer, and screenwriter
1967
John Myung, American bass player and songwriter
1966
Julie Dreyfus, French actress
1966
Karin Viard, French actress
1965
Robin Dutt, German footballer
1965
Carlos Saldanha, Brazilian-American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1965
Margaret Urlich, New Zealand singer-songwriter
1965
Pagonis Vakalopoulos, Greek footballer and manager
1965
Kim Sung-moon, South Korean wrestler
1964
Annika Dahlman, Swedish cross country skier
1963
Arnold Vanderlyde, Dutch boxer
1961
Jorge Barrios, Uruguayan footballer
1961
Guido Buchwald, German footballer and manager
1961
Christa Kinshofer, German ski racer
1961
Nastassja Kinski, German-American actress and producer
1961
William Van Dijck, Belgian runner
1959
Akira Maeda, Japanese wrestler, mixed martial artist, and actor
1959
Michel Preud'homme, Belgian footballer and manager
1958
Kim Eui-kon, Korean wrestler
1958
Jools Holland, English singer-songwriter and pianist
1958
Frank Ullrich, German biathlete
1957
Mark Eaton, American basketball player and sportscaster
1957
Ade Edmondson, English comedian and musician
1956
Agus Martowardojo, governor of Bank Indonesia
1955
Jim Montgomery, American swimmer
1955
Alan Sokal, American physicist and author
1955
Lynda Weinman, American businesswoman and author
1954
Jo Gartner, Austrian race car driver (d. 1986)
1953
Yuri Bashmet, Russian violinist, viola player, and conductor
1953
Moon Jae-in, 19th President of South Korea
1951
Yakov Smirnoff, Ukrainian-American comedian and actor
1950
Daniel Auteuil, French actor, director, and screenwriter
1949
John Belushi, American actor and screenwriter (d. 1982)
1949
Bart Gordon, American lawyer
1949
Nadezhda Ilyina, Russian athlete and mother of Russian tennis player Nadia Petrova (d. 2013)
1949
Rihoko Yoshida, Japanese voice actress
1948
Elliott Abrams, American diplomat, lawyer and political scientist
1948
Michael Des Barres, English singer-songwriter and actor
1947
Giorgio Chinaglia, Italian footballer (d. 2012)
1947
Michio Kaku, American physicist and academic
1947
Masashi Ozaki, Japanese baseball player and golfer
1947
Warren Zevon, American singer-songwriter (d. 2003)
1946
Michael Ontkean, Canadian actor
1945
John Garamendi, American football player and politician, 1st United States Deputy Secretary of the Interior
1945
Subhash Ghai, Indian director, producer and screenwriter
1945
Eva Janko, Austrian javelin thrower
1944
David Gerrold, American science fiction screenwriter and author
1944
Gian-Franco Kasper, Swiss ski official
1943
Peter Struck, German lawyer and politician, 13th German Federal Minister of Defence (d. 2012)
1943
Sharon Tate, American model and actress (d. 1969)
1943
Tony Trimmer, English race car driver
1943
Manuel Velázquez, Spanish footballer (d. 2016)
1942
Gary Hart, American wrestler and manager (d. 2008)
1942
Ingo Friedrich, German Member of the European Parliament
1941
Neil Diamond, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1941
Aaron Neville, American singer
1941
Dan Shechtman, Israeli chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
1940
Vito Acconci, American designer (d. 2017)
1940
Joachim Gauck, German pastor and politician, 11th President of Germany
1939
Renate Garisch-Culmberger, German shot putter
1939
Ray Stevens, American singer-songwriter and actor
1938
Julius Hemphill, American saxophonist and composer (d. 1995)
1937
Trevor Edwards, Welsh footballer
1936
Doug Kershaw, American fiddle player and singer
1935
Eric Ashton, English rugby player and coach (d. 2008)
1935
Shivabalayogi, Indian religious leader (d. 1994)
1934
Leonard Goldberg, American producer
1934
Stanisław Grochowiak, Polish poet and dramatist (d. 1976)
1933
Kamran Baghirov, the 12th First Secretary of Azerbaijan Communist Party (d. 2000)
1933
Asim Ferhatović, Bosnian footballer (d. 1987)
1932
Éliane Radigue, French electronic music composer
1931
Lars Hörmander, Swedish mathematician and academic (d. 2012)
1931
Ib Nørholm, Danish composer and organist
1930
Terence Bayler, New Zealand actor (d. 2016)
1930
Mahmoud Farshchian, Iranian-Persian painter and academic
1930
John Romita Sr., American soldier and illustrator
1928
Desmond Morris, English zoologist, ethologist, and painter
1928
Michel Serrault, French actor (d. 2007)
1927
Sir Patrick Macnaghten, 11th Baronet, Scottish lieutenant (d. 2007)
1927
Paula Hawkins, American politician (d. 2009)
1926
Ruth Asawa, American sculptor (d. 2013)
1926
Georges Lautner, French director and screenwriter (d. 2013)
1925
Gus Mortson, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 2015)
1925
Maria Tallchief, American ballerina and actress (d. 2013)
1923
Geneviève Asse, French painter
1922
Daniel Boulanger, French actor and screenwriter (d. 2014)
1922
Neil Franklin, English footballer (d. 1996)
1920
Jimmy Forrest, American saxophonist (d. 1980)
1920
Jerry Maren, American actor (d. 2018)
1919
Coleman Francis, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1973)
1919
Leon Kirchner, American composer and educator (d. 2009)
1918
Gottfried von Einem, Austrian pianist and composer (d. 1996)
1918
Oral Roberts, American evangelist, founded Oral Roberts University and Oral Roberts Evangelistic Association (d. 2009)
1917
Ernest Borgnine, American actor (d. 2012)
1917
Wilhelmus Demarteau, Dutch prelate of the Roman Catholic Church (d. 2012)
1916
Rafael Caldera, Venezuelan lawyer and politician, 65th President of Venezuela (d. 2009)
1916
Gene Mako, Hungarian-American tennis player and actor (d. 2013)
1915
Vítězslava Kaprálová, Czech composer and conductor (d. 1940)
1915
Robert Motherwell, American painter and academic (d. 1991)
1913
Norman Dello Joio, American organist and composer (d. 2008)
1913
Ray Stehr, Australian rugby league player and coach (d. 1983)
1912
Frederick Ashworth, American admiral (d. 2005)
1910
Doris Haddock, American political activist (d. 2010)
1909
Martin Lings, English author and scholar (d. 2005)
1907
Ismail Nasiruddin of Terengganu, fourth Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia (d. 1979)
1907
Maurice Couve de Murville, French soldier and politician, Prime Minister of France (d. 1999)
1907
Jean Daetwyler, Swiss composer and musician (d. 1994)
1906
Wilfred Jackson, American animator and composer (d. 1988)
1905
J. Howard Marshall, American lawyer and businessman (d. 1995)
1901
Harry Calder, South African cricketer (d. 1995)
1901
Cassandre, French painter (d. 1968)
1901
Edward Turner, English engineer (d. 1973)
1900
Theodosius Dobzhansky, Ukrainian-American geneticist and biologist (d. 1975)
1900
René Guillot, French writer (d. 1969)
1899
Hoyt Vandenberg, U.S. Air Force general (d. 1954)
1897
Paul Fejos, Hungarian-born American director (d. 1963)
1895
Eugen Roth, German poet and songwriter (d. 1976)
1892
Franz Aigner, Austrian weightlifter (d. 1970)
1891
Walter Model, German field marshal (d. 1945)
1889
Victor Eftimiu, Romanian poet and playwright (d. 1972)
1889
Charles Hawes, American historian and author (d. 1923)
1889
Hermann-Bernhard Ramcke, German general of paratroop forces during World War II (d. 1968)
1888
Vicki Baum, Austrian author and screenwriter (d. 1960)
1888
Ernst Heinkel, German engineer and businessman, founded the Heinkel Aircraft Manufacturing Company (d. 1958)
1887
Jean-Henri Humbert, French botanist (d. 1967)
1886
Henry King, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1982)
1882
Harold D. Babcock, American astronomer (d. 1968)
1882
Ödön Bodor, Hungarian athlete (d. 1927)
1873
Dmitry Ushakov, Russian philologist and lexicographer (d. 1942)
1872
Yuly Aykhenvald, Russian literary critic (d. 1928)
1872
Konstantin Bogaevsky, Russian painter (d. 1943)
1872
Morris Travers, English chemist and academic (d. 1961)
1871
Jiří Karásek ze Lvovic, Czech poet, writer and literary critic (d. 1951)
1871
Thomas Jaggar, American volcanologist (d. 1953)
1870
Herbert Kilpin, English footballer (d. 1916)
1866
Jaan Poska, Estonian lawyer and politician, 1st Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs (d. 1920)
1864
Marguerite Durand, French actress, journalist, and activist (d. 1936)
1864
Gaetano Giardino, Italian soldier and Marshal of Italy (d. 1935)
1863
August Adler, Czech and Austrian mathematician (d. 1923)
1862
Edith Wharton, American novelist and short story writer (d. 1937)
1858
Constance Naden, English poet and philosopher (d. 1889)
1856
Friedrich Grünanger, Transylvanian Hungarian-German architect (d. 1929)
1853
Sigbert Josef Maria Ganser, German psychiatrist (d. 1931)
1850
Hermann Ebbinghaus, German psychologist (d. 1909)
1848
Vasily Surikov, Russian painter (d. 1916)
1843
Josip Stadler, Croatian archbishop (d. 1918)
1836
Signe Rink, Greenland-born Danish writer and ethnologist (d. 1909)
1829
Yechiel Michel Epstein, Rabbi and posek (d. 1908)
1828
Ferdinand Cohn, German biologist (d. 1898)
1816
Wilhelm Henzen, German philologist and epigraphist (d. 1887)
1814
Duchess Helene of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, French Crown Princess (d. 1858)
1814
John Colenso, British mathematician (d. 1883)
1804
Delphine de Girardin, French author (d. 1855)
1787
Christian Ludwig Brehm, German pastor and ornithologist (d. 1864)
1776
E. T. A. Hoffmann, German jurist, author, and composer (d. 1822)
1763
Louis Alexandre Andrault de Langeron, French-Ukrainian general and politician (d. 1831)
1761
Louis Klein, French general (d. 1845)
1754
Andrew Ellicott, American soldier and surveyor (d. 1820)
1749
Charles James Fox, English businessman and politician, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (d. 1806)
1746
Gustav III of Sweden (d. 1792)
1739
Jean Nicolas Houchard, French General of the French Revolution (d. 1793)
1732
Pierre Beaumarchais, French playwright and financier (d. 1799)
1712
Frederick the Great, Prussian king (d. 1786)
1709
Dom Bédos de Celles, French monk and organist (d. 1779)
1705
Farinelli, Italian castrato singer (d. 1782)
1684
Charles Alexander, Duke of Württemberg, German noble (d. 1737)
1679
Christian Wolff, German philosopher and academic (d. 1754)
1674
Thomas Tanner, English bishop (d. 1735)
1672
Margrave Albert Frederick of Brandenburg-Schwedt, German Lieutenant General (d. 1731)
1670
William Congreve, English playwright and poet (d. 1729)
1664
John Vanbrugh, English architect and dramatist (d. 1726)
1643
Charles Sackville, 6th Earl of Dorset, English poet and politician, Lord Chamberlain of Great Britain (d. 1706)
1619
Yamazaki Ansai, Japanese philosopher (d. 1682)
1602
Mildmay Fane, 2nd Earl of Westmorland, English politician (d. 1666)
1547
Joanna of Austria, Grand Duchess of Tuscany, Austrian Archduchess (d. 1578)
1540
Edmund Campion, English priest and martyr (d. 1581)
1444
Galeazzo Maria Sforza, Duke of Milan (d. 1476)
1287
Richard de Bury, English bishop and politician, Lord Chancellor of Great Britain (d. 1345)
AD 76
Hadrian, Roman emperor (d. 138)

Deaths On This Day

2019
Rosemary Bryant Mariner, 20th and 21st-century U.S. Navy officer
2018
Mark E. Smith, British singer-songwriter (b. 1957)
2017
Butch Trucks, American drummer (b. 1947)
2016
Fredrik Barth, German-Norwegian anthropologist and academic (b. 1928)
2016
Marvin Minsky, American computer scientist and academic (b. 1927)
2016
Henry Worsley, English colonel and explorer (b. 1960)
2015
Otto Carius, German lieutenant and pharmacist (b. 1922)
2014
Shulamit Aloni, Israeli lawyer and politician, 11th Israeli Minister of Education (b. 1928)
2014
Rafael Pineda Ponce, Honduran academic and politician (b. 1930)
2011
Bernd Eichinger, German director and producer (b. 1949)
2010
Pernell Roberts, American actor (b. 1928)
2007
Krystyna Feldman, Polish actress (b. 1916)
2007
İsmail Cem İpekçi, Turkish journalist and politician, 45th Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1940)
2007
Guadalupe Larriva, Ecuadorian academic and politician (b. 1956)
2007
Emiliano Mercado del Toro, Puerto Rican-American soldier (b. 1891)
2006
Schafik Handal, Salvadoran politician (b. 1930)
2004
Leônidas, Brazilian footballer and manager (b. 1913)
2003
Gianni Agnelli, Italian businessman (b. 1921)
2002
Elie Hobeika, Lebanese commander and politician (b. 1956)
1993
Gustav Ernesaks, Estonian composer and conductor (b. 1908)
1993
Thurgood Marshall, American lawyer and jurist, 32nd United States Solicitor General (b. 1908)
1992
Ken Darby, American composer and conductor (b. 1909)
1991
Jack Schaefer, American journalist and author (b. 1907)
1990
Madge Bellamy, American actress (b. 1899)
1989
Ted Bundy, American serial killer (b. 1946)
1988
Werner Fenchel, German-Danish mathematician and academic (b. 1905)
1986
L. Ron Hubbard, American religious leader and author, founded the Church of Scientology (b. 1911)
1986
Gordon MacRae, American actor and singer (b. 1921)
1983
George Cukor, American director and producer (b. 1899)
1982
Alfredo Ovando Candía, Bolivian general and politician, 56th President of Bolivia (b. 1918)
1975
Larry Fine, American comedian (b. 1902)
1973
J. Carrol Naish, American actor (b. 1896)
1971
Bill W., American activist, co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous (b. 1895)
1970
Caresse Crosby, American fashion designer and publisher, co-founded the Black Sun Press (b. 1891)
1966
Homi J. Bhabha, Indian physicist and academic (b. 1909)
1965
Winston Churchill, English colonel and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1874)
1962
André Lhote, French sculptor and painter (b. 1885)
1962
Stanley Lord, English naval captain (b. 1877)
1962
Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar, Turkish author, poet, and scholar (b. 1901)
1961
Alfred Carlton Gilbert, American pole vaulter and businessman, founded the A. C. Gilbert Company (b. 1884)
1960
Edwin Fischer, Swiss pianist and conductor (b. 1886)
1943
John Burns, English trade union leader and politician, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (b. 1858)
1939
Maximilian Bircher-Benner, Swiss physician, created Muesli (b. 1867)
1920
Amedeo Modigliani, Italian painter and sculptor (b. 1884)
1895
Lord Randolph Churchill, English lawyer and politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer (b. 1849)
1883
Friedrich von Flotow, German composer (b. 1812)
1881
James Collinson, English painter (b. 1825)
1877
Johann Christian Poggendorff, German physicist and journalist (b. 1796)
1709
George Rooke, English admiral and politician (b. 1650)
1666
Johann Andreas Herbst, German composer and theorist (b. 1588)
1639
Jörg Jenatsch, Swiss pastor and politician (b. 1596)
1626
Samuel Argall, English captain and politician, Colonial Governor of Virginia (b. 1572)
1595
Ferdinand II, Archduke of Austria (b. 1529)
1525
Franciabigio, Florentine painter (b. 1482)
1473
Conrad Paumann, German organist and composer (b. 1410)
1376
Richard FitzAlan, 10th Earl of Arundel, English commander (b. 1306)
1336
Alfonso IV of Aragon (b. 1299)
1125
David IV of Georgia (b. 1073)
1046
Eckard II, Margrave of Meissen (b. c. 985)
901
Liu Jishu, general of the Tang Dynasty
817
Pope Stephen IV (b. 770)
AD 41
Caligula, Roman emperor (b. 12)