Welcome Guest
Log In | Register )
You last visited May 30, 2020, 4:10 pm
All times shown are
Eastern Time (GMT-5:00)

On This Day in History:  January 31

January 31 is the 31st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. 334 days remain until the end of the year (335 in leap years).

Lottery News On This Day

2019
Identical winning numbers crop up in hundreds of U.S. lotteries. Are the drawings really random?. America's popular and lucrative lottery drawings, in which computers randomly select numbers that turn a lucky few into instant millionaires, may not be as random as they seem.
2018
Georgia bill would allow lottery winners to remain anonymous — for a price. The Georgia Senate's higher education committee voted in favor Tuesday of allowing a bill to move forward that would allow lottery winners to remain anonymous — but they would have to pay for that privacy.
2017
$4.5 million Hoosier Lotto winning ticket set to expire. A lottery ticket worth $4.5 million bought at an Indianapolis grocery store last August is set to expire in two weeks.
2015
Pa. Lottery drawings go on Thursday despite machine malfunctions. Technical difficulties wreaked havoc with Thursday evening's Pennsylvania Lottery drawings, forcing the Pick 4 and Pick 5 drawings to occur after the telecast ended.
2014
Wyoming Lottery unveils logo. Meet YoLo the Jackalope, the face of the Wyoming Lottery Corporation.
2014
6 South Floridians become lottery millionaires in January. South Floridians racked up twice as many millionaires this January as can normally be counted on in the southern part of the Sunshine State.
2013
NC lottery bill won't ban welfare recipient sales. A key North Carolina House leader says a bill he's drawing up about the North Carolina state lottery won't include a provision prohibiting ticket sales to people receiving public assistance or who are in bankruptcy.
2011
2010 Lottery Results Almanac Published. The latest edition of Lottery Post's highly-regarded lottery results reference book officially went on sale today.
2010
Mega Millions, Powerball lottery ticket cross-sales begins today. Today marks the first time both of the USA's huge multi-state lottery games can be purchased within the same state.
2007
Company running most lottery games worldwide has history of scandal. The company behind the more than 16,000 machines that spit out New York Lottery tickets has been linked to scandals across the country and around the globe.
2007
Successful lottery winners don't change too much. Financial planners say the most common mistake made by lottery winners is not understanding their financial limitations.
2007
Nationwide, lotteries struggle to stay competitive. Lotteries across the country are struggling to remain competitive, retaining their players while increasing their bottom lines.
2007
N.Y. Lottery: We've got a game for you. Whether you're looking for instant gratification or prefer to dream big with millions in the bank, the New York Lottery has a game for you.
2007
Lottery tickets prove a popular gift. More and more people are giving lottery tickets as holiday gifts, using tickets as raffle prizes, or buying in bulk with co-workers to improve their odds for big winnings.
2007
Meet Yolanda Vega, the lottery queen. One of the most famous names in New York started out as a bookkeeper in Brooklyn. Little did Yolanda Antequera know that one day, she would be introducing herself nightly as "Yolannnn daVegaaaa," the most well-known spokeswoman for the New York Lottery.
2007
Lottery foes try to restrict gambling, with little success. Some New York lawmakers want the state to tell lottery-ticket buyers how slim the odds are of winning, and raise the gambling age from 18 to 21 to try to discourage gambling sprees.
2007
Nationwide, lotteries pay for far more than education. Revenues generated by state lotteries across the United States are used toward a variety of good causes, not just education.
2006
Lottery Post member turns up the heat on the Hoosier Lottery. Lottery Post member Jim Grimes, a retired Noble County engineer, helped spark an investigation that led to three indictments in an alleged million-dollar scam.
2006
Ex-lottery employee claims bias complaint led to firing. A former Texas Lottery employee who was fired in June shortly after receiving an excellent performance evaluation has sued the $3.5 billion agency, claiming she was fired because she complained about "national origin discrimination."
2006
N.C. Lottery accepts bids for $8 million ad contract. Four North Carolina agencies submitted proposals for the advertising contract on the state's new $8 million lottery account, the lottery said.
2006
Penn. woman Loses $20,000 In Jamaican Lottery Scam. A Bethlehem woman was defrauded of nearly $20,000 throughout January after she was led to believe she'd won the Jamaican lottery.
2006
N.C. Lottery Commission Awards Vendor Contracts. The North Carolina Education Lottery Commission awarded contracts for both instant-win tickets and lotto-style games to GTECH Holdings Corp. on Monday. The deals were estimated to be worth $19.2 million in the first year alone.
2005
Record lottery winner's wealth cost him dearly. When West Virginian Jack Whittaker won a $314 million Powerball jackpot on Christmas Day 2002, his life would be changed forever -- in both good and bad ways.
2005
Mega Millions lottery jackpot increases to $25 million. The jackpot in the multistate Mega Millions lottery drawing grew to $25 million Friday.
2005
$3.8 million Michigan lottery ticket unclaimed after 9 months. Michigan lottery officials are concerned that a $3.8 million winning lottery ticket purchased at Tania's Pizza and party store in Royal Oak on April 9 soon may become a loser.
2004
$70 million Texas Lotto ticket sold in Houston. One ticket matching all 5 numbers and the bonus ball was sold for the Saturday Texas Lotto drawing worth $70 million.
2004
Colorado lottery official retires amid controversy. George Turner, one of the most powerful bureaucrats at the Colorado Department of Revenue, who for years oversaw the state's lottery and casino industry, abruptly retired a week after facing questions about whether he had offered immunity from prosecution to three gambling regulators who worked under him.
2004
Mega Millions jackpot increases to $85 million. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery drawing grew to $85 million Saturday.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$285.8 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 31, 2015
2.€183 Million
US$220.88 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Feb 3, 2006
3.$206 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 1, 2017
4.$194 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 1, 2014
5.$191 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 2, 2019
6.$176 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 2, 2013
7.$170 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 1, 2012
8.$156 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 1, 2006
9.$155 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jan 31, 2020
10.€120 Million
US$137.51 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Feb 1, 2019
11.€100 Million
US$136.73 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Feb 5, 2010
12.€108 Million
US$134.67 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Feb 2, 2018
13.$127 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 31, 2018
14.$125 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 1, 2019
15.€93.05 Million
US$116.01 Million
Draw Date
Feb 1, 2018
16.$115 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 3, 2010
17.€98.49 Million
US$112.92 Million
Draw Date
Jan 31, 2019
18.€90 Million
US$112.22 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Feb 2, 2018
19.$112 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 3, 2016
20.$104 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 2, 2018
21.$100 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 1, 2003
22.€71 Million
US$95.92 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jan 31, 2014
23.€84 Million
US$92.61 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Jan 31, 2020
24.$91 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 1, 2011
25.€82.13 Million
US$88.4 Million
Draw Date
Jan 31, 2017

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1987
Saturday, Jan 31, 1987
33 years old
1977
Monday, Jan 31, 1977
43 years old
1973
Wednesday, Jan 31, 1973
47 years old
1971
Sunday, Jan 31, 1971
49 years old
1967
Tuesday, Jan 31, 1967
53 years old
1965
Sunday, Jan 31, 1965
55 years old
1961
Tuesday, Jan 31, 1961
59 years old
1961
Tuesday, Jan 31, 1961
59 years old
1957
Thursday, Jan 31, 1957
63 years old
1956
Tuesday, Jan 31, 1956
64 years old
1950
Tuesday, Jan 31, 1950
70 years old
(year not provided)
(year not provided)
(year not provided)

Worldwide Events On This Day

2018
Both a blue moon and a total lunar eclipse occur.
2012
The Toyota Corolla is known as the best-selling car of all time. Selling over 37.5 million units.
2009
In Kenya, at least 113 people are killed and over 200 injured following an oil spillage ignition in Molo, days after a massive fire at a Nakumatt supermarket in Nairobi killed at least 25 people.
2001
In the Netherlands, a Scottish court convicts Libyan Abdelbaset al-Megrahi and acquits another Libyan citizen for their part in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland in 1988.
2000
Alaska Airlines Flight 261 crash: An MD-83, experiencing horizontal stabilizer problems, crashes in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Point Mugu, California, killing all 88 aboard.
1996
An explosives-filled truck rams into the gates of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka in Colombo, killing at least 86 people and injuring 1,400.
1971
Apollo program: Apollo 14: Astronauts Alan Shepard, Stuart Roosa, and Edgar Mitchell, aboard a Saturn V, lift off for a mission to the Fra Mauro Highlands on the Moon.
1971
The Winter Soldier Investigation, organized by the Vietnam Veterans Against the War to publicize war crimes and atrocities by Americans and allies in Vietnam, begins in Detroit.
1968
Vietnam War: Viet Cong guerrillas attack the United States embassy in Saigon, and other attacks, in the early morning hours, later grouped together as the Tet Offensive.
1968
Nauru gains independence from Australia.
1966
The Soviet Union launches the unmanned Luna 9 spacecraft as part of the Luna program.
1961
Project Mercury: Mercury-Redstone 2: Ham the Chimp travels into outer space.
1958
Cold War: Space Race: The first successful American satellite detects the Van Allen radiation belt.
1957
Eight people (5 total crew from 2 aircraft and 3 on the ground) in Pacoima, California are killed following the mid-air collision between a Douglas DC-7 airliner and a Northrop F-89 Scorpion fighter jet.
1953
A North Sea flood causes over 1,800 deaths in the Netherlands and over 300 in the United Kingdom.
1951
United Nations Security Council Resolution 90 relating to Korean War is adopted.
1950
Cold War: U.S. President Harry S. Truman announces a program to develop the hydrogen bomb.
1949
These Are My Children, the first television daytime soap opera, is broadcast by the NBC station in Chicago.
1946
Cold War: Yugoslavia's new constitution, modeling that of the Soviet Union, establishes six constituent republics (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia).
1946
The Democratic Republic of Vietnam introduces the đồng to replace the French Indochinese piastre at par.
1945
US Army private Eddie Slovik is executed for desertion, the first such execution of an American soldier since the Civil War.
1945
World War II: About 3,000 inmates from the Stutthof concentration camp are forcibly marched into the Baltic Sea at Palmnicken (now Yantarny, Russia) and executed.
1945
World War II: The end of fighting in the Battle of Hill 170 during the Burma Campaign, in which the British 3 Commando Brigade repulsed a Japanese counterattack on their positions and precipitated a general retirement from the Arakan Peninsula.
1944
World War II: American forces land on Kwajalein Atoll and other islands in the Japanese-held Marshall Islands.
1944
World War II: During the Anzio campaign the 1st Ranger Battalion (Darby's Rangers) is destroyed behind enemy lines in a heavily outnumbered encounter at Battle of Cisterna, Italy.
1943
World War II: German Field Marshal Friedrich Paulus surrenders to the Soviets at Stalingrad, followed 2 days later by the remainder of his Sixth Army, ending one of the war's fiercest battles.
1942
World War II: Allied forces are defeated by the Japanese at the Battle of Malaya and retreat to Singapore.
1930
3M begins marketing Scotch Tape.
1929
The Soviet Union exiles Leon Trotsky.
1919
The Battle of George Square takes place in Glasgow, Scotland, during a campaign for shorter working hours.
1918
A series of accidental collisions on a misty Scottish night leads to the loss of two Royal Navy submarines with over a hundred lives, and damage to another five British warships.
1917
World War I: Germany announces that its U-boats will resume unrestricted submarine warfare after a two-year hiatus.
1915
World War I: Germany is the first to make large-scale use of poison gas in warfare in the Battle of Bolimów against Russia.
1900
Datu Muhammad Salleh is killed in Kampung Teboh, Tambunan, ending the Mat Salleh Rebellion.
1897
Czechoslav Trade Union Association is founded in Prague.
1891
History of Portugal: The first attempt at a Portuguese republican revolution breaks out in the northern city of Porto.
1865
American Civil War: The United States Congress passes the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, abolishing slavery and submits it to the states for ratification.
1865
American Civil War: Confederate General Robert E. Lee becomes general-in-chief.
1862
Alvan Graham Clark discovers the white dwarf star Sirius B, a companion of Sirius, through an 18.5-inch (47 cm) telescope now located at Northwestern University.
1848
John C. Frémont is court-martialed for mutiny and disobeying orders.
1846
After the Milwaukee Bridge War, the United States towns of Juneautown and Kilbourntown unify to create the City of Milwaukee.
1814
Gervasio Antonio de Posadas becomes Supreme Director of the United Provinces of the Río de la Plata (present-day Argentina).
1747
The first venereal diseases clinic opens at London Lock Hospital.
1606
Gunpowder Plot: Four of the conspirators, including Guy Fawkes, are executed for treason by hanging, drawing and quartering, for plotting against Parliament and King James.
1578
The Battle of Gembloux is a victory for Spanish forces led by Don John of Austria over a rebel army of Dutch, Flemish, English, Scottish, German, French and Walloons.
1504
The Treaty of Lyon ends the Italian War, confirming French domination of northern Italy, while Spain receives the Kingdom of Naples.
1208
Battle of Lena takes place between King Sverker II of Sweden and his rival, Prince Eric, whose victory puts him on the throne as King Eric X of Sweden.
314
Pope Sylvester I is consecrated, as successor to the late Pope Miltiades.

Births On This Day

1995
Sten Olmre, Estonian basketball player
1994
Kenneth Zohore, Danish footballer
1990
Jacopo Fortunato, Italian footballer
1990
Jacob Markström, Swedish ice hockey player
1990
Kota Yabu, Japanese idol, singer-songwriter, model, actor
1988
Justine Ozga, German tennis player
1988
Brett Pitman, English footballer
1988
Taijo Teniste, Estonian footballer
1988
Kyle Kulinski, American talk show host
1987
Marcus Mumford, American-English singer-songwriter
1986
Megan Ellison, American film producer, founded Annapurna Pictures
1986
George Elokobi, Cameroonian footballer
1986
Yves Ma-Kalambay, Belgian footballer
1986
Pauline Parmentier, French tennis player
1985
Adam Federici, Australian footballer
1985
Mario Williams, American football player
1984
Vernon Davis, American football player
1984
Josh Johnson, Canadian-American baseball player
1984
Jeremy Wariner, American runner
1984
Alessandro Zanni, Italian rugby player
1983
James Sutton, English actor
1983
Fabio Quagliarella, Italian footballer
1982
Maret Ani, Estonian tennis player
1982
Yuniesky Betancourt, Cuban baseball player
1982
Andreas Görlitz, German footballer
1982
Salvatore Masiello, Italian footballer
1982
Allan McGregor, Scottish footballer
1982
Jānis Sprukts, Latvian ice hockey player
1982
Yukimi Nagano, Swedish singer-songwriter
1982
Brad Thompson, American baseball player
1981
Julio Arca, Argentinian footballer
1981
Mark Cameron, Australian cricketer
1981
Justin Timberlake, American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actor
1980
James Adomian, American comedian, actor, and screenwriter
1980
Shim Yi-young, South Korean actress
1979
Daniel Tammet, English author and educator
1978
Fabián Caballero, Argentinian footballer and manager
1977
Kerry Washington, American actress
1976
Traianos Dellas, Greek footballer and manager
1976
Buddy Rice, American race car driver
1976
Paul Scheer, American comedian, actor, producer, and screenwriter
1975
Fred Coleman, American football player and coach
1975
Preity Zinta, Indian actress, producer, and television host
1974
Othella Harrington, American basketball player and coach
1974
Ariel Pestano, Cuban baseball player
1973
Portia de Rossi, Australian-American actress
1971
Patrick Kielty, Northern Irish comedian and television host
1971
Patricia Velásquez, Venezuelan model and actress
1970
Minnie Driver, English singer-songwriter and actress
1970
Danny Michel, Canadian singer-songwriter and producer
1969
Dov Charney, Canadian-American fashion designer and businessman, founded American Apparel
1969
Daniel Moder, American cinematographer
1968
Matt King, English actor, producer, and screenwriter
1968
Ulrica Messing, Swedish politician, 2nd Swedish Minister for Infrastructure
1968
Patrick Stevens, Belgian sprinter
1967
Fat Mike, American singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer
1966
Umar Alisha, Indian journalist and philanthropist
1966
Thant Myint-U, Myanmar historian, diplomat, conservationist, and former presidential advisor.
1966
Dexter Fletcher, English actor and director
1965
Giorgos Gasparis, Greek basketball player and coach
1965
Ofra Harnoy, Israeli-Canadian cellist
1965
Peter Sagal, American author and radio host
1964
Martha MacCallum, American journalist
1964
Dawn Prince-Hughes, American scientist
1963
Craig Coleman, Australian rugby league player and coach
1963
Gwen Graham, American lawyer and politician
1961
Elizabeth Barker, Baroness Barker, English politician
1961
Fatou Bensouda, Gambian lawyer and judge
1961
Lloyd Cole, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
1960
Akbar Ganji, Iranian journalist and author
1960
Grant Morrison, Scottish author and screenwriter
1960
Željko Šturanović, Montenegrin politician, 31st Prime Minister of Montenegro (d. 2014)
1959
Anthony LaPaglia, Australian actor and producer
1959
Kelly Lynch, American model and actress
1958
Armin Reichel, German footballer and manager
1957
Shirley Babashoff, American swimmer
1956
Guido van Rossum, Dutch programmer, creator of the Python programming language
1956
John Lydon, English singer-songwriter
1956
Stefan Majewski, Polish footballer and coach
1955
Virginia Ruzici, Romanian tennis player and manager
1954
Faoud Bacchus, Guyanese cricketer
1954
Adrian Vandenberg, Dutch guitarist and songwriter
1951
Harry Wayne Casey, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer
1950
Denise Fleming, American author and illustrator
1950
Alexander Korzhakov, Russian general and bodyguard
1950
Janice Rebibo, American-Israeli author and poet (d. 2015)
1949
Johan Derksen, Dutch footballer and journalist
1949
Norris Church Mailer, American model and educator (d. 2010)
1949
Ken Wilber, American sociologist, philosopher, and author
1948
Volkmar Groß, German footballer (d. 2014)
1948
Muneo Suzuki, Japanese politician
1947
Nolan Ryan, American baseball player
1947
Matt Minglewood, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist
1947
Glynn Turman, American actor
1946
Terry Kath, American guitarist and singer-songwriter (Chicago) (d. 1978)
1946
Medin Zhega, Albanian footballer and manager (d. 2012)
1945
Rynn Berry, American historian and author (d. 2014)
1945
Brenda Hale, Baroness Hale of Richmond, English lawyer, judge, and academic
1945
Joseph Kosuth, American sculptor and theorist
1944
Connie Booth, American-English actress, screenwriter, comedian and psychotherapist
1944
John Inverarity, Australian cricketer and coach
1942
Daniela Bianchi, Italian actress
1942
Derek Jarman, English director, stage designer, and author (d. 1994)
1941
Dick Gephardt, American lawyer and politician
1941
Gerald McDermott, American author and illustrator (d. 2012)
1941
Jessica Walter, American actress
1940
Kitch Christie, South African rugby player and coach (d. 1998)
1940
Stuart Margolin, American actor and director
1938
Beatrix of the Netherlands
1938
Lynn Carlin, American actress
1938
James G. Watt, American lawyer and politician, 43rd United States Secretary of the Interior
1937
Regimantas Adomaitis, Lithuanian actor
1937
Andrée Boucher, Canadian educator and politician, 39th Mayor of Quebec City (d. 2007)
1937
Philip Glass, American composer
1937
Suzanne Pleshette, American actress (d. 2008)
1936
Can Bartu, Turkish former basketball and football player
1935
Kenzaburō Ōe, Japanese author and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
1934
Ernesto Brambilla, Italian motorcycle racer and race car driver
1934
Gene DeWeese, American author (d. 2012)
1934
James Franciscus, American actor and producer (d. 1991)
1934
Bob Turner, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 2005)
1933
Camille Henry, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 1997)
1933
Morton Mower, American cardiologist and inventor
1932
Miron Babiak, Polish captain (d. 2013)
1931
Ernie Banks, American baseball player and coach (d. 2015)
1931
Christopher Chataway, English runner, journalist, and politician (d. 2014)
1930
Joakim Bonnier, Swedish race car driver (d. 1972)
1930
Al De Lory, American composer, conductor, and producer (d. 2012)
1929
Rudolf Mössbauer, German physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2011)
1929
Jean Simmons, English-American actress (d. 2010)
1928
Irma Wyman, American computer scientist and engineer (d. 2015)
1927
Norm Prescott, American animator, producer, and composer, co-founded Filmation Studios (d. 2005)
1926
Tom Alston, American baseball player (d. 1993)
1926
Chuck Willis, American singer-songwriter (d. 1958)
1925
Benjamin Hooks, American minister, lawyer, and activist (d. 2010)
1923
Norman Mailer, American journalist and author (d. 2007)
1922
Joanne Dru, American actress (d. 1996)
1921
John Agar, American actor (d. 2002)
1921
Carol Channing, American actress, singer, and dancer (d. 2019)
1921
E. Fay Jones, American architect, designed the Thorncrown Chapel (d. 2004)
1921
Mario Lanza, American tenor and actor (d. 1959)
1920
Stewart Udall, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 37th United States Secretary of the Interior (d. 2010)
1920
Bert Williams, English footballer (d. 2004)
1919
Jackie Robinson, American baseball player and sportscaster (d. 1972)
1917
Fred Bassetti, American architect and academic, founded Bassetti Architects (d. 2013)
1916
Frank Parker, American tennis player (d. 1997)
1915
Bobby Hackett, American trumpet player and cornet player (d. 1976)
1915
Alan Lomax, American historian, author, and scholar (d. 2002)
1915
Thomas Merton, American monk and author (d. 1968)
1915
Garry Moore, American comedian and game show host (d. 1993)
1914
Jersey Joe Walcott, American boxer and police officer (d. 1994)
1913
Don Hutson, American football player and coach (d. 1997)
1909
Miron Grindea, Romanian-English journalist (d. 1995)
1905
John O'Hara, American author, playwright, and screenwriter (d. 1970)
1902
Nat Bailey, Canadian businessman, founded White Spot (d. 1978)
1902
Tallulah Bankhead, American actress (d. 1968)
1902
Alva Myrdal, Swedish sociologist and politician, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1986)
1902
Julian Steward, American anthropologist (d. 1972)
1900
Betty Parsons, American artist, art dealer and collector (d. 1982)
1896
Sofya Yanovskaya, Russian mathematician and historian (d. 1966)
1894
Isham Jones, American saxophonist, composer, and bandleader (d. 1956)
1892
Eddie Cantor, American singer-songwriter, actor, and dancer (d. 1964)
1889
Frank Foster, English cricketer (d. 1958)
1884
Theodor Heuss, German journalist and politician, 1st President of the Federal Republic of Germany (d. 1963)
1884
Mammad Amin Rasulzade, Azerbaijani scholar and politician, 1st President of The Democratic Republic of Azerbaijan (d. 1955)
1881
Irving Langmuir, American chemist and physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1957)
1872
Zane Grey, American author (d. 1939)
1868
Theodore William Richards, American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1928)
1865
Henri Desgrange, French cyclist and journalist (d. 1940)
1865
Shastriji Maharaj, Indian spiritual leader, founded BAPS (d. 1951)
1854
David Emmanuel, Romanian mathematician and academic (d. 1941)
1835
Lunalilo of Hawaii (d. 1874)
1820
William B. Washburn, American politician, 28th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1887)
1799
Rodolphe Töpffer, Swiss teacher, author, painter, cartoonist, and caricaturist (d. 1846)
1797
Franz Schubert, Austrian pianist and composer (d. 1828)
1785
Magdalena Dobromila Rettigová, Czech writer known for her famous cookery book (d. 1845)
1769
André-Jacques Garnerin, French balloonist and the inventor of the frameless parachute (d. 1823)
1759
François Devienne, French flute player and composer (d. 1803)
1752
Gouverneur Morris, American lawyer, politician, and diplomat, United States Ambassador to France (d. 1816)
1686
Hans Egede, Norwegian missionary and explorer (d. 1758)
1673
Louis de Montfort, French priest and saint (d. 1716)
1624
Arnold Geulincx, Flemish philosopher and academic (d. 1669)
1607
James Stanley, 7th Earl of Derby (d. 1651)
1597
John Francis Regis, French priest and saint (d. 1640)
1583
Peter Bulkley, English and later American Puritan (d. 1659)
1543
Tokugawa Ieyasu, Japanese shōgun (d. 1616)
1512
Henry, King of Portugal (d. 1580)
877
Taejo of Goryeo (d. 943)

Deaths On This Day

2018
Rasual Butler, American professional basketball player (b. 1979)
2017
Rob Stewart, Canadian filmmaker (b. 1979)
2016
Gil Carmichael, American businessman and politician (b. 1927)
2016
Terry Wogan, Irish-British radio and television host (b. 1938)
2015
Vic Howe, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1929)
2015
Udo Lattek, German footballer, coach, and journalist (b. 1935)
2015
Lizabeth Scott, American actress (b. 1922)
2015
Richard von Weizsäcker, German captain and politician, 6th President of Germany (b. 1920)
2014
Francis M. Fesmire, American cardiologist and physician (b. 1959)
2014
Anna Gordy Gaye, American songwriter and producer, co-founded Anna Records (b. 1922)
2014
Abdirizak Haji Hussein, Somalian politician, 4th Prime Minister of Somalia (b. 1924)
2014
Miklós Jancsó, Hungarian director and screenwriter (b. 1921)
2014
Joseph Willcox Jenkins, American composer, conductor, and educator (b. 1928)
2014
Christopher Jones, American actor (b. 1941)
2013
Rubén Bonifaz Nuño, Mexican poet and scholar (b. 1923)
2013
Hassan Habibi, Iranian lawyer and politician, 1st Vice President of Iran (b. 1937)
2012
Mani Ram Bagri, Indian lawyer and politician (b. 1920)
2012
Anthony Bevilacqua, American cardinal (b. 1923)
2012
Tristram Potter Coffin, American author, scholar, and academic (b. 1922)
2012
Dorothea Tanning, American painter and sculptor (b. 1910)
2011
Bartolomeu Anania, Romanian bishop and poet (b. 1921)
2011
Mark Ryan, English guitarist and playwright (b. 1959)
2007
Molly Ivins, American journalist and author (b. 1944)
2007
Adelaide Tambo, South African activist and politician (b. 1929)
2006
Moira Shearer, Scottish actress and ballerina (b. 1926)
2004
Eleanor Holm, American swimmer and actress (b. 1913)
2004
Suraiya, Indian actress and playback singer (b. 1929)
2002
Gabby Gabreski, American colonel and pilot (b. 1919)
2001
Gordon R. Dickson, Canadian-American author (b. 1923)
2000
Gil Kane, Latvian-American author and illustrator (b. 1926)
1999
Giant Baba, Japanese wrestler and trainer, co-founded All Japan Pro Wrestling (b. 1938)
1999
Norm Zauchin, American baseball player (b. 1929)
1997
John Joseph Scanlan, Irish-American bishop (b. 1930)
1995
George Abbott, American actor, director, and producer (b. 1887)
1990
Eveline Du Bois-Reymond Marcus, German zoologist and academic (b. 1901)
1990
Rashad Khalifa, Egyptian-American biochemist and academic (b. 1935)
1989
William Stephenson, Canadian captain and spy (b. 1896)
1987
Yves Allégret, French director and screenwriter (b. 1907)
1985
Reginald Baker, English-Australian film producer (b. 1896)
1985
Tatsuzō Ishikawa, Japanese author (b. 1905)
1976
Ernesto Miranda, American criminal (b. 1941)
1976
Evert Taube, Swedish author and composer (b. 1890)
1974
Samuel Goldwyn, Polish-American film producer, co-founded Goldwyn Pictures (b. 1882)
1973
Ragnar Frisch, Norwegian economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1895)
1971
Viktor Zhirmunsky, Russian historian and linguist (b. 1891)
1969
Meher Baba, Indian spiritual master (b. 1894)
1967
Eddie Tolan, American sprinter and educator (b. 1908)
1966
Arthur Percival, English general (b. 1887)
1961
Krishna Singh, Indian politician, 1st Chief Minister of Bihar (b. 1887)
1960
Auguste Herbin, French painter (b. 1882)
1958
Karl Selter, Estonian politician, 14th Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1898)
1956
A. A. Milne, English author, poet, and playwright, created Winnie-the-Pooh (b. 1882)
1955
John Mott, American activist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1865)
1954
Edwin Howard Armstrong, American engineer, invented FM radio (b. 1890)
1954
Vivian Woodward, English captain and footballer (b. 1879)
1944
Jean Giraudoux, French author and playwright (b. 1882)
1942
Henry Larkin, American baseball player and manager (b. 1860)
1933
John Galsworthy, English novelist and playwright, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1867)
1923
Eligiusz Niewiadomski, Polish painter and critic (b. 1869)
1907
Timothy Eaton, Canadian businessman, founded Eaton's (b. 1834)
1900
John Douglas, 9th Marquess of Queensberry, Scottish nobleman (b. 1844)
1892
Charles Spurgeon, English pastor and author (b. 1834)
1888
John Bosco, Italian priest and educator, founded the Salesian Society (b. 1815)
1870
Cilibi Moise, Moldavian-Romanian journalist and author (b. 1812)
1856
11th Dalai Lama (b. 1838)
1844
Henri Gatien Bertrand, French general (b. 1773)
1836
John Cheyne, English physician and author (b. 1777)
1828
Alexander Ypsilantis, Greek general (b. 1792)
1815
José Félix Ribas, Venezuelan soldier (b. 1775)
1811
Manuel Alberti, Argentinian priest and journalist (b. 1763)
1794
Mariot Arbuthnot, English admiral and politician, 12th Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia (b. 1711)
1790
Thomas Lewis, Irish-born American lawyer and surveyor (b. 1718)
1736
Filippo Juvarra, Italian architect and set designer, designed the Basilica of Superga (b. 1678)
1729
Jacob Roggeveen, Dutch explorer (b. 1659)
1720
Thomas Grey, 2nd Earl of Stamford, English politician, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (b. 1654)
1686
Jean Mairet, French playwright (b. 1604)
1665
Johannes Clauberg, German philosopher and theologian (b. 1622)
1632
Jost Bürgi, Swiss clockmaker and mathematician (b. 1552)
1615
Claudio Acquaviva, Italian priest, 5th Superior General of the Society of Jesus (b. 1543)
1606
Guy Fawkes, English conspirator, leader of the Gunpowder Plot (b. 1570)
1606
Ambrose Rookwood, English Gunpowder Plot conspirator (b. 1578)
1606
Thomas Wintour, English Gunpowder Plot conspirator (b. 1571)
1580
Henry, king of Portugal (b. 1512)
1561
Bairam Khan, Mughalan general (b. 1501)
1561
Menno Simons, Dutch minister and theologian (b. 1496)
1435
Xuande, emperor of China (b. 1398)
1418
Mircea I, prince of Wallachia (b. 1355)
1398
Sukō, emperor of Japan (b. 1334)
1216
Theodore II, patriarch of Constantinople
1030
William V, duke of Aquitaine (b. 969)
985
Ryōgen, Japanese monk and abbot (b. 912)
876
Hemma of Altdorf, Frankish queen
632
Máedóc of Ferns, Irish bishop and saint (b. 550)