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On This Day in History:  January 26

January 26 is the 26th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. 339 days remain until the end of the year (340 in leap years).

Lottery News On This Day

2020
Lottery Post can now 'speak' lottery results. Speednet Group, a leading lottery technology company, today announced a new voice synthesis feature for the Lottery Post website that can speak the winning numbers at the tap of a button.
2018
New Jersey store clerk accused of stealing $1M lottery ticket. A New Jersey convenience store worker stole a customer's $1 million-winning lottery ticket and tried to pass it off as his own, authorities say.
2018
Powerball sales drop busts NJ Lottery's 7-year winning streak. Lottery sales in New Jersey fell for the first in seven years in 2017 led by a sharp by decline in revenue from Powerball tickets, though scratch-off games remain the state's biggest money maker, according to the New Jersey Lottery's annual report.
2017
Man wins lottery on his birthday thanks to mom's advice. A Delta Air Lines ramp agent took his mom's advice and bought a scratch-off lottery ticket on his 28th birthday — and it turned out to be a $5 million winner.
2016
Bad dad accused of stealing lottery tickets with son. A central Florida father and son are accused of stealing $300 worth of scratch-off lottery tickets.
2016
Hawaii lawmaker introduces bill to create state lottery. It doesn't have a hearing scheduled yet, but there is now a bill to create a state lottery in Hawaii.
2015
Massachusetts man buys lottery tickets to break $100 bill, wins $10 million. A Massachusetts man who bought two lotto tickets so he could break a $100 bill to buy lunch was left stunned after he ended up scooping an astonishing $10 million in prize money.
2013
Proposal to ban welfare recipients from playing lottery. North Carolina lawmakers are drafting legislation that would ban people on welfare or those who are in bankruptcy from buying lottery tickets.
2012
Three women vying for ownership of $1 million lottery ticket. A winning $1 million lottery ticket picked out of a gas station trash can has become the subject of a three-way legal battle in Arkansas.
2012
Lawyer gives up $14 million Iowa lottery ticket claim. Strangest winner story ever: A lawyer sacrificed a $14 million jackpot payout in order to prevent lottery from learning the winner's true identity.
2011
N.M. Lottery dog contest has entrants howling over voting cheats. The New Mexico was forced to put their Lucky Dog Photo Contest on a leash yesterday when it was determined that some entrants were piling on extra votes.
2011
Lottery winner charged in tax conspiracy. Federal prosecutors in Delaware are charging a Wilmington resident and a convenience-store operator with conspiring to hide a $532,000 lottery win to avoid federal taxes.
2011
Louisiana Lottery celebrates 20 years of winning numbers. After being approved by voters by a seven-to-three margin in 1990 and subsequently launching its first scratch-off game in 1991, the Louisiana Lottery Corporation will celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2011 with a host of player promotions and games.
2011
Lottery ticket fetched from drawer wins $250,000. A Baltimore, Maryland, man who wanted a break from Sunday's NFL playoff games decided to dig up some old lottery tickets -- and one of them happened to be worth $250,000.
2010
N.M. family claims $3.5M Hot Lotto jackpot. A retired couple from Ruidoso, New Mexico, and their two daughters from Austin, Texas claimed a $3.54 million Hot Lotto jackpot Monday.
2007
$254 million Powerball lottery ticket richest ever in Missouri. The winner of the largest lottery jackpot ever sold in Missouri -- worth more than a quarter of a billion dollars -- bought the ticket at a suburban St. Louis grocery store, state lottery officials said Thursday.
2007
Oregon Lottery trying to shut down 'casino delis'. Across Oregon, delis that seem to specialize in lottery more than lunch pose a dilemma.
2006
Britons go lotto loopy for £100m Euro Millions draw. If one lucky player wins the Euro Millions jackpot tomorrow they will instantly become Britain's 458th richest person, alongside Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne.
2006
Ohio couple hits lottery jackpot. Even before they won a $1 million prize in the Ohio Lottery, Gregory and Shelley West, of Marietta, were winners to their next door neighbor, Edee Starcher.
2006
Woman finds lottery fortune in fortune cookie. Alberta's newest millionaire credits a Chinese fortune cookie for her good fortune.
2006
Wisconsin Megabucks lottery winners come forward. Brian Schultz of Oak Creek, Wisconsin, and his two sons, Todd and Matthew, have finally come forward and are splitting an $11.1 million Megabucks lottery jackpot from the Christmas Eve drawing, lottery officials announced Tuesday.
2005
NJ Teachers just miss $130M Mega Millions lottery jackpot. A group of 82 teachers and staff members at School 10 in Paterson, New Jersey came within one number of winning the $130 million jackpot in last week's Mega Millions game.
2005
Hopes for N.C. lottery still alive. The $1.2 billion revenue shortfall legislators expected to greet them as the General Assembly opened Tuesday may be enough to bring the lottery to North Carolina, area legislators said.
2005
Seven Days Left Until $14 Million Illinois Lottery Jackpot Expires. A $14 million Illinois Lottery jackpot will expire at midnight on January 31, 2005 if no winner steps forward with the winning ticket.
2005
Lottery benefits Kentucky students but not its schools. The third story in a four-part series on the Kentucky lottery and its local and state impact.
2005
Group finds winning lottery ticket a month after the drawing. A lottery pool of shop workers who play the UK Lotto spoke today of their delight at discovering that an unchecked lottery ticket left in their office was worth £5 million (US$9.4 million).
2004
Final Penn. Super 6 Lotto Drawing Tomorrow. If no one wins the jackpot prize on January 27, the cash value of the jackpot will be shared proportionately by second-, third- and fourth-tier winners.
2004
Powerball Rolls Again; Jackpot Soars to $64 Million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Saturday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $64 million, with a cash option of $35.3 million.
2004
Missouri Lottery celebrates 18 years. After 18 years, $7 billion in sales and with more than $2.1 billion in proceeds, the Missouri Lottery is still going strong.
2004
Muskegon resident wins Michigan Lottery's '$2,000,000 Fortune'. William Schad of Muskegon, Michigan became the Michigan Lottery's newest millionaire on Friday, January 16, 2004 while participating in a mid-court drawing at halftime during the Detroit Pistons vs. Washington Wizards NBA basketball game.
2004
'Hula time' for $400,000 Texas Two Step winner. Khon C. Tran of Austin is taking his family for a vacation to Hawaii later this year. He'll pay for it with some of the $400,000 he won playing the Texas Two Step game from the Texas Lottery.
2004
Ticket bought in Va. hits $13 million Lotto South jackpot. One ticket matched all six numbers in Saturday's $13 million Lotto South drawing, the Virginia Lottery said.
2004
Florida Lotto winner bought ticket near Delray. The sole winning ticket from Saturday's $3 million Florida Lotto jackpot was sold at the Farm Food Store on Jog Road south of Atlantic Avenue in suburban Delray Beach, lottery officials said.
2004
Easley continues quest for N.C. lottery. Gov. Mike Easley provides insight into his on-going quest to bring a state lottery to North Carolina.
2004
Mississippi Residents Flock to Tennessee for Lottery Tickets. Mississippians have treked across the state line to buy Tennessee lottery tickets since Tuesday, the first day of the Tennessee lottery. Almost everyone who has played has reported winning a free ticket or at least a couple of dollars.
2004
Powerball Record-Holder Arrested for Drunk Driving. Jack Whittaker, who hit the $314.9 million Powerball jackpot on Christmas 2002, was charged Sunday with drunk driving - just weeks after being charged with trying to assault a bar manager.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$394 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 29, 2020
2.$261 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 28, 2015
3.$191 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jan 27, 2017
4.$187 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 28, 2017
5.€146 Million
US$178.86 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jan 27, 2006
6.$171 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 29, 2014
7.$161 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 26, 2019
8.$146 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 28, 2012
9.$141 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jan 28, 2020
10.$135 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 28, 2006
11.$130 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 26, 2013
12.€115 Million
US$124.76 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jan 26, 2016
13.$121 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jan 26, 2010
14.€90.93 Million
US$112.99 Million
Draw Date
Jan 27, 2018
15.$112 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 27, 2018
16.€90 Million
US$111.92 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jan 26, 2018
17.€96.41 Million
US$109.93 Million
Draw Date
Jan 26, 2019
18.$109 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jan 29, 2019
19.€85.08 Million
US$105.81 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Jan 26, 2018
20.€84 Million
US$96.04 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jan 29, 2019
21.$95 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 26, 2002
22.€84 Million
US$92.61 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Jan 31, 2020
23.$86 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 29, 2003
24.€79.93 Million
US$85.52 Million
Draw Date
Jan 26, 2017
25.$82 Million
California
SuperLotto Plus
Draw Date
Jan 29, 2003

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1989
Thursday, Jan 26, 1989
31 years old
1977
Wednesday, Jan 26, 1977
43 years old
1974
Saturday, Jan 26, 1974
46 years old
1973
Friday, Jan 26, 1973
47 years old
1966
Wednesday, Jan 26, 1966
54 years old
1963
Saturday, Jan 26, 1963
57 years old
1961
Thursday, Jan 26, 1961
59 years old
1951
Friday, Jan 26, 1951
69 years old
1945
Friday, Jan 26, 1945
75 years old
(year not provided)
(year not provided)
(year not provided)
(year not provided)

Worldwide Events On This Day

2015
An aircraft crashes at Los Llanos Air Base in Albacete, Spain, killing 11 people and injuring 21 others.
2009
Rioting breaks out in Antananarivo, Madagascar, sparking a political crisis that will result in the replacement of President Marc Ravalomanana with Andry Rajoelina.
2001
The 7.7 Mw Gujarat earthquake shakes Western India with a maximum Mercalli intensity of X (Extreme), leaving 13,805-20,023 dead and about 166,800 injured.
1998
Lewinsky scandal: On American television, U.S. President Bill Clinton denies having had "sexual relations" with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky.
1992
Boris Yeltsin announces that Russia will stop targeting United States cities with nuclear weapons.
1991
Mohamed Siad Barre is removed from power in Somalia, ending centralized government, and is succeeded by Ali Mahdi.
1986
The Ugandan government of Tito Okello is overthrown by the National Resistance Army, led by Yoweri Museveni.
1980
Israel and Egypt establish diplomatic relations.
1965
Hindi becomes the official language of India.
1962
Ranger 3 is launched to study the Moon. The space probe later misses the moon by 22,000 miles (35,400 km).
1961
John F. Kennedy appoints Janet G. Travell to be the first woman Physician to the President.
1956
Soviet Union cedes Porkkala back to Finland.
1952
Black Saturday in Egypt: rioters burn Cairo's central business district, targeting British and upper-class Egyptian businesses.
1950
The Constitution of India comes into force, forming a republic. Rajendra Prasad is sworn in as its first President of India. Observed as Republic Day in India.
1949
The Hale telescope at Palomar Observatory sees first light under the direction of Edwin Hubble, becoming the largest aperture optical telescope (until BTA-6 is built in 1976).
1945
World War II: The Red Army begins encircling the German Fourth Army near Heiligenbeil in East Prussia, which will end in destruction of the 4th Army two months later.
1945
World War II: Audie Murphy displays valor and bravery in action for which he will later be awarded the Medal of Honor.
1942
World War II: The first United States forces arrive in Europe landing in Northern Ireland.
1939
Spanish Civil War: Catalonia Offensive: Troops loyal to nationalist General Francisco Franco and aided by Italy take Barcelona.
1934
The Apollo Theater reopens in Harlem, New York City.
1934
German-Polish Non-Aggression Pact is signed.
1930
The Indian National Congress declares 26 January as Independence Day or as the day for Poorna Swaraj ("Complete Independence") which occurred 17 years later.
1926
The first demonstration of the television by John Logie Baird.
1920
Former Ford Motor Company executive Henry Leland launches the Lincoln Motor Company which he later sold to his former employer.
1918
Finnish Civil War: A group of Red Guards hangs a red lantern atop the tower of Helsinki Workers' Hall to symbolically mark the start of the war.
1915
The Rocky Mountain National Park is established by an act of the U.S. Congress.
1911
Glenn Curtiss flies the first successful American seaplane.
1905
The world's largest diamond ever, the Cullinan weighing 3,106.75 carats (0.621350 kg), is found at the Premier Mine near Pretoria in South Africa.
1885
Troops loyal to The Mahdi conquer Khartoum, killing the Governor-General Charles George Gordon.
1870
Reconstruction Era: Virginia rejoins the Union.
1863
American Civil War: General Ambrose Burnside is relieved of command of the Army of the Potomac after the disastrous Fredericksburg campaign. He is replaced by Joseph Hooker.
1863
American Civil War: Governor of Massachusetts John Albion Andrew receives permission from the Secretary of War to raise a militia organization for men of African descent.
1861
American Civil War: The state of Louisiana secedes from the Union.
1856
First Battle of Seattle. Marines from the USS Decatur drive off American Indian attackers after all day battle with settlers.
1855
Point No Point Treaty is signed in Washington Territory.
1841
James Bremer takes formal possession of Hong Kong Island at what is now Possession Point, establishing British Hong Kong.
1838
Tennessee enacts the first prohibition law in the United States
1837
Michigan is admitted as the 26th U.S. state.
1808
The Rum Rebellion is the only successful (albeit short-lived) armed takeover of the government in New South Wales.
1788
The British First Fleet, led by Arthur Phillip, sails into Port Jackson (Sydney Harbour) to establish Sydney, the first permanent European settlement on Australia. Commemorated as Australia Day.
1736
Stanislaus I of Poland abdicates his throne.
1700
The 8.7-9.2 Mw Cascadia earthquake takes place off the west coast of North America, as evidenced by Japanese records.
1699
For the first time, the Ottoman Empire permanently cedes territory to the Christian powers.
1565
Battle of Talikota, fought between the Vijayanagara Empire and the Deccan sultanates, leads to the subjugation, and eventual destruction of the last Hindu kingdom in India, and the consolidation of Islamic rule over much of the Indian subcontinent.
1564
The Council of Trent establishes an official distinction between Roman Catholicism and Protestantism.
1564
The Grand Duchy of Lithuania defeats the Tsardom of Russia in the Battle of Ula during the Livonian War.
1531
The 6.4-7.1 Mw Lisbon earthquake kills about thirty thousand people.
1500
Vicente Yáñez Pinzón becomes the first European to set foot on Brazil.
661
The Rashidun Caliphate is effectively ended with the assassination of Ali, the last caliph.

Births On This Day

1997
Gedion Zelalem, German-born American soccer player
1995
Sione Katoa, New Zealand rugby league player
1993
Florian Thauvin, French footballer
1992
Sasha Banks, American professional wrestler
1991
- Tom Meechan, English footballer
1990
Sergio Pérez, Mexican race car driver
1990
Peter Sagan, Slovak professional cyclist
1990
Nina Zander, German tennis player
1989
MarShon Brooks, American basketball player
1989
Emily Hughes, American figure skater
1988
Dimitrios Chondrokoukis, Greek high jumper
1987
Sebastian Giovinco, Italian footballer
1986
Gerald Green, American basketball player
1986
Kim Jae-joong, South Korean singer, songwriter, actor, director and designer.
1986
Mustapha Yatabaré, French-Malian footballer
1985
Heather Stanning, English rower
1984
Ryan Hoffman, Australian rugby league player
1984
Iain Turner, Scottish footballer
1984
Luo Xuejuan, Chinese swimmer
1983
Petri Oravainen, Finnish footballer
1983
Eric Werner, American ice hockey player
1982
Reggie Hodges, American football player
1981
José de Jesús Corona, Mexican footballer
1981
Gustavo Dudamel, Venezuelan violinist, composer, and conductor
1981
Juan José Haedo, Argentinian cyclist
1981
Colin O'Donoghue, Irish actor
1978
Corina Morariu, American tennis player and sportscaster
1977
Vince Carter, American basketball player
1977
Justin Gimelstob, American tennis player and coach
1973
Melvil Poupaud, French actor, director, and screenwriter
1973
Brendan Rodgers, Northern Irish footballer and manager
1973
Mayu Shinjo, Japanese author and illustrator
1970
Kirk Franklin, American singer-songwriter and producer
1969
George Dikeoulakos, Greek-Romanian basketball player and coach
1968
Jupiter Apple, Brazilian singer-songwriter, film director, and actor (d. 2015)
1967
Anatoly Komm, Russian chef and businessman
1967
Col Needham, English businessman, co-founded Internet Movie Database
1966
Kazushige Nagashima, Japanese baseball player and sportscaster
1965
Thomas Östros, Swedish businessman and politician
1965
Kevin McCarthy, American politician, House Minority Leader
1965
Natalia Yurchenko, Russian gymnast and coach
1964
Adam Crozier, Scottish businessman
1963
José Mourinho, Portuguese footballer and manager
1963
Simon O'Donnell, Australian footballer, cricketer, and sportscaster
1963
Tony Parks, English footballer and manager
1963
Andrew Ridgeley, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
1962
Guo Jian, Chinese-Australian painter, sculptor, and photographer
1962
Tim May, Australian cricketer
1962
Oscar Ruggeri, Argentinian footballer and manager
1961
Wayne Gretzky, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1961
Tom Keifer, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1958
Anita Baker, American singer-songwriter
1958
Ellen DeGeneres, American comedian, actress, and talk show host
1957
Road Warrior Hawk, American wrestler (d. 2003)
1955
Eddie Van Halen, Dutch-American guitarist, songwriter, and producer
1954
Kim Hughes, Australian cricketer
1953
Alik L. Alik, Micronesian politician, 7th Vice President of the Federated States of Micronesia
1953
Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Danish politician and diplomat, 39th Prime Minister of Denmark
1953
Lucinda Williams, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1951
David Briggs, Australian guitarist, songwriter, and producer
1951
Andy Hummel, American singer-songwriter and bass player (d. 2010)
1951
Anne Mills, English economist and academic
1950
Jörg Haider, Austrian lawyer and politician, Governor of Carinthia (d. 2008)
1949
Jonathan Carroll, American author
1949
David Strathairn, American actor
1948
Alda Facio, Costa Rican jurist, writer and teacher 
1947
Patrick Dewaere, French actor and composer (d. 1982)
1947
Les Ebdon, English chemist and academic
1947
Redmond Morris, 4th Baron Killanin, Irish director, producer, and production manager
1947
Michel Sardou, French singer-songwriter and actor
1946
Christopher Hampton, Portuguese-English director, screenwriter, and playwright
1946
Gene Siskel, American journalist and film critic (d. 1999)
1946
Susan Friedlander, American mathematician
1945
Jacqueline du Pré, English cellist (d. 1987)
1945
David Purley, English race car driver (d. 1985)
1944
Angela Davis, American activist, academic, and author
1944
Jerry Sandusky, American football coach and criminal
1943
César Gutiérrez, Venezuelan baseball player and manager (d. 2005)
1943
Jack Warner, Trinidadian businessman and politician
1940
Séamus Hegarty, Irish bishop
1938
Henry Jaglom, English-American director and screenwriter
1937
Joseph Saidu Momoh, Sierra Leonean soldier and politician, 2nd President of Sierra Leone (d. 2003)
1936
Sal Buscema, American illustrator
1935
Corrado Augias, Italian journalist and politician
1935
Henry Jordan, American football player (d. 1977)
1935
Paula Rego, Portuguese-born British visual artist
1934
Roger Landry, Canadian businessman and publisher
1934
Charles Marowitz, American director, playwright, and critic (d. 2014)
1934
Huey "Piano" Smith, American pianist and songwriter
1934
Bob Uecker, American baseball player, sportscaster and actor
1929
Jules Feiffer, American cartoonist, playwright, screenwriter, and educator
1928
Roger Vadim, French actor and director (d. 2000)
1927
José Azcona del Hoyo, Honduran businessman and politician, President of Honduras (d. 2005)
1927
Bob Nieman, American baseball player and scout (d. 1985)
1927
Hubert Schieth, German footballer and manager (d. 2013)
1926
Farman Fatehpuri, Pakistani linguist and scholar (d. 2013)
1926
Joseph Bacon Fraser, Jr., American architect and businessman, co-founded the Sea Pines Company (d. 2014)
1925
David Jenkins, English bishop and theologian (d. 2016)
1925
Joan Leslie, American actress (d. 2015)
1925
Paul Newman, American actor, activist, director, race car driver, and businessman, co-founded Newman's Own (d. 2008)
1925
Ben Pucci, American football player and sportscaster (d. 2013)
1925
Claude Ryan, Canadian journalist and politician (d. 2004)
1924
Annette Strauss, American philanthropist and politician, Mayor of Dallas (d. 1998)
1923
Patrick J. Hannifin, American admiral (d. 2014)
1923
Anne Jeffreys, American actress and singer (d. 2017)
1922
Michael Bentine, English actor and screenwriter (d. 1996)
1922
Seán Flanagan, Irish footballer and politician, 7th Irish Minister for Health (d. 1993)
1922
Gil Merrick, English footballer (d. 2010)
1921
Eddie Barclay, French record producer, founded Barclay Records (d. 2005)
1921
Akio Morita, Japanese businessman, co-founded Sony (d. 1999)
1920
Hans Holzer, Austrian-American paranormal researcher and author (d. 2009)
1919
Valentino Mazzola, Italian footballer (d. 1949)
1919
Bill Nicholson, English footballer and manager (d. 2004)
1919
Hyun Soong-jong, South Korean politician, 24th Prime Minister of South Korea
1918
Nicolae Ceaușescu, Romanian dictator, 1st President of Romania (d. 1989)
1918
Philip José Farmer, American author (d. 2009)
1917
Louis Zamperini, American runner and captain (d. 2014)
1915
William Hopper, American actor (d. 1970)
1914
Dürrüşehvar Sultan, Imperial Princess of the Ottoman Empire (d. 2006)
1913
Jimmy Van Heusen, American pianist and composer (d. 1990)
1911
Polykarp Kusch, German-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1993)
1911
Norbert Schultze, German composer and conductor (d. 2002)
1910
Jean Image, Hungarian-French animator, director, and screenwriter (d. 1989)
1908
Jill Esmond, English actress (d. 1990)
1908
Rupprecht Geiger, German painter and sculptor (d. 2009)
1908
Stéphane Grappelli, French violinist (d. 1997)
1907
Henry Cotton, English golfer (d. 1987)
1907
Dimitrios Holevas, Greek priest and philologist (d. 2001)
1905
Charles Lane, American actor and singer (d. 2007)
1905
Maria von Trapp, Austrian-American singer (d. 1987)
1904
Ancel Keys, American physiologist and nutritionist (d. 2004)
1904
Seán MacBride, Irish lawyer and politician, Irish Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1988)
1902
Menno ter Braak, Dutch author (d. 1940)
1900
Karl Ristenpart, German conductor (d. 1967)
1899
Günther Reindorff, Russian-Estonian graphic designer and illustrator (d. 1974)
1893
Giuseppe Genco Russo, Italian mob boss (d. 1976)
1892
Bessie Coleman, American pilot (d. 1926)
1891
Frank Costello, Italian-American mob boss (d. 1973)
1891
August Froehlich, German priest and martyr (d. 1942)
1891
Wilder Penfield, American-Canadian neurosurgeon and academic (d. 1976)
1887
François Faber, French-Luxembourgian cyclist (d. 1915)
1887
Marc Mitscher, American admiral and pilot (d. 1947)
1887
Dimitris Pikionis, Greek architect and academic (d. 1968)
1885
Michael Considine, Irish-Australian politician (d. 1959)
1885
Harry Ricardo, English engineer and academic (d. 1974)
1880
Douglas MacArthur, American general, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1964)
1878
Dave Nourse, English-South African cricketer and coach (d. 1948)
1866
John Cady, American golfer (d. 1933)
1864
József Pusztai, Slovene-Hungarian poet and journalist (d. 1934)
1861
Louis Anquetin, French painter (d. 1932)
1857
12th Dalai Lama (d. 1875)
1852
Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza, Italian-French explorer (d. 1905)
1842
François Coppée, French poet and author (d. 1908)
1832
George Shiras, Jr., American lawyer and jurist (d. 1924)
1813
Juan Pablo Duarte, Dominican philosopher and poet (d. 1876)
1781
Ludwig Achim von Arnim, German poet and author (d. 1831)
1763
Charles XIV John of Sweden (d. 1844)
1722
Alexander Carlyle, Scottish minister and author (d. 1805)
1716
George Germain, 1st Viscount Sackville, English general and politician, Secretary of State for the Colonies (d. 1785)
1714
Jean-Baptiste Pigalle, French sculptor and educator (d. 1785)
1708
William Hayes, English organist, composer, and conductor (d. 1777)
1657
William Wake, Archbishop of Canterbury (d. 1737)
1624
George William, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg (d. 1705)
1595
Antonio Maria Abbatini, Italian composer (d. 1679)
1582
Giovanni Lanfranco, Italian painter (d. 1647)
1549
Jakob Ebert, German theologian (d. 1614)
1541
Florent Chrestien, French poet and translator (d. 1596)
1495
Emperor Go-Nara of Japan (d. 1557)
1467
Guillaume Budé, French scholar (d. 1540)
1436
Henry Beaufort, 3rd Duke of Somerset, Lancastrian military commander (d. 1464)
183
Lady Zhen, wife of Cao Pi (d. 221)

Deaths On This Day

2017
Mike Connors, American actor (b. 1925)
2017
Tam Dalyell, Scottish politician (b. 1932)
2017
Lindy Delapenha, Jamaican footballer and sports journalist (b. 1927)
2017
Barbara Hale, American actress (b. 1922)
2016
Sahabzada Yaqub Khan, Pakistani politician and diplomat, 14th Pakistani Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1920)
2016
Abe Vigoda, American actor (b. 1921)
2015
Cleven "Goodie" Goudeau, American art director and cartoonist (b. 1932)
2015
Tom Uren, Australian soldier and politician (b. 1921)
2014
Tom Gola, American basketball player, coach, and politician (b. 1933)
2014
Paula Gruden, Slovenian-Australian poet and translator (b. 1921)
2014
José Emilio Pacheco, Mexican poet and author (b. 1939)
2014
Ralph T. Troy, American banker and politician (b. 1935)
2013
Christine M. Jones, American educator and politician (b. 1929)
2013
Stefan Kudelski, Polish-Swiss engineer, invented the Nagra (b. 1929)
2013
Padma Kant Shukla, Indian physicist and academic (b. 1950)
2013
Shōtarō Yasuoka, Japanese author (b. 1920)
2012
Roberto Mieres, Argentinian race car driver (b. 1924)
2011
David Kato Kisule, Ugandan teacher and LGBT rights activist, considered a father of Uganda's gay rights movement (b. 1964)
2011
Charlie Louvin, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1927)
2010
Louis Auchincloss, American novelist and essayist (b. 1917)
2008
Viktor Schreckengost, American sculptor and designer (b. 1906)
2007
Gump Worsley, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1929)
2006
Khan Abdul Wali Khan, Pakistani politician (b. 1917)
2004
Fred Haas, American golfer (b. 1916)
2003
Valeriy Brumel, Russian high jumper (b. 1942)
2003
Hugh Trevor-Roper, English historian and academic (b. 1917)
2003
George Younger, 4th Viscount Younger of Leckie, Scottish banker and politician, Secretary of State for Scotland (b. 1931)
2001
Al McGuire, American basketball player and coach (b. 1928)
2000
Don Budge, American tennis player and coach (b. 1915)
2000
Kathleen Hale, English author and illustrator (b. 1898)
2000
A. E. van Vogt, Canadian-American author (b. 1912)
1997
Jeane Dixon, American astrologer and psychic (b. 1904)
1996
Georg Alexander, Duke of Mecklenburg (b. 1921)
1996
Harold Brodkey, American author and academic (b. 1930)
1996
Frank Howard, American football player and coach (b. 1909)
1996
Henry Lewis, American bassist and conductor (b. 1932)
1993
Jan Gies, Dutch businessman and humanitarian (b. 1905)
1993
Robert Jacobsen, Danish sculptor and painter (b. 1912)
1993
Jeanne Sauvé, Canadian journalist and politician, 23rd Governor General of Canada (b. 1922)
1992
José Ferrer, Puerto Rican-American actor (b. 1912)
1990
Bob Gerard, English race car driver and businessman (b. 1914)
1990
Lewis Mumford, American sociologist and historian (b. 1895)
1985
Kenny Clarke, American jazz drummer and bandleader (b. 1914)
1983
Bear Bryant, American football player and coach (b. 1913)
1980
Simon Kapwepwe, Zambian politician, 2nd Vice President of Zambia (b. 1922)
1979
Nelson Rockefeller, American businessman and politician, 41st Vice President of the United States (b. 1908)
1977
Filopimin Finos, Greek production manager and producer, founded Finos Film (b. 1908)
1976
João Branco Núncio, Portuguese bullfighter (b. 1901)
1975
Donald Sheldon, American bush pilot (b. 1921)
1973
Edward G. Robinson, Romanian-American actor (b. 1893)
1968
Merrill C. Meigs, American publisher (b. 1883)
1962
Lucky Luciano, Italian-American mob boss (b. 1897)
1957
Helene Costello, American actress (b. 1906)
1953
Athanase David, Canadian lawyer and politician (b. 1882)
1952
Khorloogiin Choibalsan, Mongolian general and politician, 12th Prime Minister of Mongolia (b. 1895)
1948
Kâzım Karabekir, Turkish general and politician, 5th Speaker of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey (b. 1882)
1948
John Lomax, American musicologist and academic (b. 1867)
1947
Grace Moore, American soprano and actress (b. 1898)
1946
Oskar Kallas, Estonian linguist and diplomat (b. 1868)
1946
Adriaan van Maanen, Dutch-American astronomer and academic (b. 1884)
1943
Harry H. Laughlin, American sociologist and eugenicist (b. 1880)
1943
Nikolai Vavilov, Russian botanist and geneticist (b. 1887)
1942
Felix Hausdorff, German mathematician and academic (b. 1868)
1932
William Wrigley, Jr., American businessman, founded the Wrigley Company (b. 1861)
1926
John Flannagan, American priest and academic (b. 1860)
1904
Whitaker Wright, English businessman (b. 1846)
1895
Arthur Cayley, English mathematician and academic (b. 1825)
1893
Abner Doubleday, American general (b. 1819)
1891
Nikolaus Otto, German engineer, invented the Internal combustion engine (b. 1833)
1887
Anandi Gopal Joshi, One of the first female Indian physicians (b. 1865)
1886
David Rice Atchison, American general and politician (b. 1807)
1885
Edward Davy, English-Australian physician and engineer (b. 1806)
1885
Charles George Gordon, English general and politician (b. 1833)
1870
Victor de Broglie, French politician, 9th Prime Minister of France (b. 1785)
1869
Duncan Gordon Boyes, English soldier; Victoria Cross recipient (b. 1846)
1855
Gérard de Nerval, French poet and translator (b. 1808)
1849
Thomas Lovell Beddoes, English poet, playwright, and physician (b. 1803)
1831
Sangolli Rayanna, Indian soldier (b. 1798)
1831
Anton Delvig, Russian poet and journalist (b. 1798)
1824
Théodore Géricault, French painter and lithographer (b. 1791)
1823
Edward Jenner, English physician and immunologist (b. 1749)
1799
Gabriel Christie, Scottish general (b. 1722)
1795
Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach, German harpsichord player and composer (b. 1732)
1779
Thomas Hudson, English painter (b. 1701)
1750
Albert Schultens, Dutch philologist and academic (b. 1686)
1744
Ludwig Andreas von Khevenhüller, Austrian field marshal (b. 1683)
1697
Georg Mohr, Danish mathematician and theorist (b. 1640)
1641
Lawrence Hyde, English lawyer (b. 1562)
1636
Jean Hotman, Marquis de Villers-St-Paul, French diplomat (b. 1552)
1630
Henry Briggs, English mathematician and astronomer (b. 1556)
1620
Amar Singh I, ruler of Mewar (b. 1559)
1568
Lady Catherine Grey, Countess of Hertford (b. 1540)
1567
Nicholas Wotton, English courtier and diplomat (b. 1497)
1390
Adolph IX, Count of Holstein-Kiel (b.c 1327)
1186
Ismat ad-Din Khatun, wife of Saladin
946
Eadgyth, Queen consort of Germany (b.c 910)
910
Luo Yin, Chinese statesman and poet
738
John of Dailam, Syrian monk and saint (b. 660)
724
Yazid II, Umayyad caliph (b. 687)