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On This Day in History:  July 1

July 1 is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 183 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2019
NC Cash 5 lottery winner has one week left to claim $487K prize. The winner of a nearly $500,000 prize has one week left to claim it before their luck permanently runs out.
2017
N.J. Lottery remains operational during state closure. Even though the New Jersey state government has closed due to a budget impasse, the state lottery remains fully operational.
2016
Man buys wrong lottery ticket, wins $169 million. Her husband didn't listen — and it paid off to the tune of $169 million.
2016
Illinois Gov. signs bill ensuring lottery prize payments. Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner Thursday night signed a bill giving the Illinois Lottery legal authority to continue all prize payouts if a budget deal is not reached.
2016
Eddie Tipton's new trial delayed until 2017. The second trial for a former lottery official accused of fixing jackpots in five states will be postponed until next year.
2016
Texas couple wins a million in lottery on visit to NC. A retired Texas couple won't soon forget their trip to North Carolina. After all, they're leaving the state $1 million richer.
2011
Kentucky store clerks indicted for lottery fraud. A grand jury in Louisville, Kentucky, has handed down indictments against four individuals charged with state lottery fraud. One of the four is also charged with providing false information to state lottery investigators.
2010
Idaho Lottery draws raffle last night -- but makes error reporting results. The Idaho Lottery conducted its 2010 $500,000 Spring Raffle drawing Wednesday evening, awarding one $500,000 cash prize and many smaller prizes.
2010
Oregon Lottery draws 4th of July Raffle. The Oregon Lottery yesterday held the state's fourth raffle drawing -- the first it has held around the 4th of July.
2010
Texas Lottery player wins fourth multi-million-dollar prize. A Texas lottery player has claimed a $10 million scratch-off prize -- their fourth multi-million-dollar Texas Lottery prize.
2010
Illinois lottery winner sends kids to Cubs game. Since winning $7 million in 1991, Loyd Elam has been paying for trips for 35 to 40 children and about 10 chaperones each year to see a professional baseball game.
2010
3 companies bid to run lucrative Texas Lottery. Three major gambling companies entered the competition by Tuesday to run Texas' lottery — a massive operation that could pay $100 million per year to the winning bidder.
2010
Judge orders release of ex-NC Lottery official. A judge on Tuesday ordered a former North Carolina lottery commissioner convicted of five counts of the honest services law released from a Georgia prison.
2009
New Hampshire crushes lottery winners with new 10% tax. The day before a massive 10 percent state tax on lottery prizes went into effect in the Granite State, two winners claimed separate $1 million jackpots -- something never before witnessed by a 20-year veteran of the lottery.
2009
Ohio Lottery operator switch has some glitches. A new company began running the Ohio Lottery's computer system on Wednesday, causing frustrating problems for some retailers and leaving some winning tickets incorrectly coming up as losers.
2009
Oklahoma Lottery starts daily drawings of Cash 5 game. Beginning tonight, July 1, the Oklahoma Lottery will conduct daily drawings of its Cash 5 game.
2009
Two winners to share record A$106 million Australian lottery. A couple from Queensland state and a man from South Australia will share more than A$106 million (US$86 million) as the only jackpot winners in the nation's record lottery drawn last night.
2008
$85M sought for "defective" Virginia lottery tickets. In the latest challenge to a state lottery's deceptive practices, a business professor's lawsuit seeks to hold the Virginia Lottery accountable for selling about $85 million in defective scratch-off tickets.
2005
Man sues Mass. Lottery for $1 million prize mistake. A Rhode Island man filed a breach-of-contract lawsuit this week against the Massachusetts State Lottery Commission and State Treasurer Tim Cahill seeking the $1 million he was denied because of his purported misinterpretation of how the prizes are awarded.
2005
North Carolina Still Working To Establish Lottery. North Carolinians continue to argue over the positive and negative effects of a lottery.
2005
All Kentucky lottery money to fund education. Finally fulfilling the promise made 17 years ago to voters who approved a state lottery, all of the Kentucky Lottery's revenue will go directly to education beginning today - specifically to fund college scholarships.
2005
Texas Lottery executive had no hint before firing. Weighing his words carefully when asked if he was the fall guy in the growing scandal over inflated Texas Lotto jackpots, Lee Deviney said only that his dismissal last month from the Texas Lottery Commission came with no prior warning.
2005
Texas Lottery chief could face punishment for inflated jackpots. The Texas Lottery Commission chairman laid blame for inflated lottery jackpots squarely on the agency's chief Wednesday, hinting to state lawmakers that executive director Reagan Greer could be punished.
2005
Georgia lottery bill would protect education funds. Ralph Reed, a Republican candidate for lieutenant governor, on Thursday endorsed Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue's call for a state constitutional amendment that would prevent lottery money from being used for anything except HOPE college scholarships, pre-kindergarten classes and building up financial reserves.
2004
$290 MILLION:" Mega Millions lottery jackpot increased. The Mega Millions lottery group decided to raise the jackpot again prior to the Friday drawing due to a ticket sales frenzy.
2004
$280M in dreams for only a dollar. For a buck, you could be richer than A-Rod.
2004
Lottery players rushing to play Mega Millions. As of 3 p.m. Wednesday, $107,000 worth of lottery tickets were being sold per hour in Ohio alone - more than twice the pace from the morning.
2004
Lottery player cries foul after missing $1M prize. Dennis Perry said he doesn't want to sound ungrateful after winning $10,000 in a Tennessee Lottery drawing last weekend, but the Fayetteville, Tenn., man said mistakes during the drawing might have cost him the $1 million top prize.
2004
Tenn. delays spending lottery funds. Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen said Wednesday that the spending of lottery dollars on early learning and after school programs won't occur until next year.
2004
Scratch tickets are boon for Ohio Lottery. Citing high growth in sales of instant games, the Ohio Lottery said Wednesday it earned $10 million more than projected this fiscal year, a slight bonus for schools down the road.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$415 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jul 1, 2016
2.$294 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jul 2, 2004
3.$256 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jul 3, 2018
4.$243 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 2, 2016
5.€152 Million
US$220.6 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jul 1, 2011
6.€179.65 Million
US$202.9 Million
Draw Date
Jul 2, 2019
7.$172 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jul 4, 2017
8.$165 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 2, 2003
9.$150 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 3, 2019
10.€102.42 Million
US$114.09 Million
Draw Date
Jul 2, 2016
11.$113 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jul 3, 2009
12.$106 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 1, 2017
12.$106 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jul 3, 2007
14.€90 Million
US$105.61 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Jul 6, 2018
15.$105 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jul 1, 2011
16.$98 Million
California
SuperLotto Plus
Draw Date
Jul 1, 2006
17.$90 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 2, 2014
18.$86 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jul 3, 2012
19.€67 Million
US$85.38 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jul 7, 2006
20.$85 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 2, 2008
21.$84 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jul 3, 2015
22.$83 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jul 2, 2002
22.$83 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jul 2, 2019
24.$78.1 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 3, 1993
25.€66 Million
US$74.54 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jul 2, 2019

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1991
Monday, Jul 1, 1991
28 years old
1982
Thursday, Jul 1, 1982
37 years old
1979
Sunday, Jul 1, 1979
40 years old
1977
Friday, Jul 1, 1977
42 years old
1977
Friday, Jul 1, 1977
42 years old
1974
Monday, Jul 1, 1974
45 years old
1971
Thursday, Jul 1, 1971
48 years old
1971
Thursday, Jul 1, 1971
48 years old
1967
Saturday, Jul 1, 1967
52 years old
1964
Wednesday, Jul 1, 1964
55 years old
1963
Monday, Jul 1, 1963
56 years old
1963
Monday, Jul 1, 1963
56 years old
1959
Wednesday, Jul 1, 1959
60 years old
1958
Tuesday, Jul 1, 1958
61 years old
1953
Wednesday, Jul 1, 1953
66 years old
1945
Sunday, Jul 1, 1945
74 years old
1942
Wednesday, Jul 1, 1942
77 years old
1938
Friday, Jul 1, 1938
81 years old
(year not provided)
(year not provided)

Worldwide Events On This Day

2013
Croatia becomes the 28th member of the European Union.
2008
Rioting erupts in Mongolia in response to allegations of fraud surrounding the 2008 legislative elections.
2007
Smoking in England is banned in all public indoor spaces.
2006
The first operation of Qinghai-Tibet Railway in China.
2004
Saturn orbit insertion of Cassini-Huygens begins at 01:12 UTC and ends at 02:48 UTC.
2003
Over 500,000 people protest against efforts to pass anti-sedition legislation in Hong Kong.
2002
The International Criminal Court is established to prosecute individuals for genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, and the crime of aggression.
2002
Bashkirian Airlines Flight 2937, a Tupolev Tu-154, and DHL Flight 611, a Boeing 757, collide in mid-air over Überlingen, southern Germany, killing all 71 on board both planes.
1999
The Scottish Parliament is officially opened by Elizabeth II on the day that legislative powers are officially transferred from the old Scottish Office in London to the new devolved Scottish Executive in Edinburgh.
1997
China resumes sovereignty over the city-state of Hong Kong, ending 156 years of British colonial rule. The handover ceremony is attended by British Prime Minister Tony Blair, Prince Charles of Wales, Chinese President Jiang Zemin, and U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright.
1991
Cold War: The Warsaw Pact is officially dissolved at a meeting in Prague.
1990
German reunification: East Germany accepts the Deutsche Mark as its currency, thus uniting the economies of East and West Germany.
1987
The American radio station WFAN in New York City is launched as the world's first all-sports radio station.
1984
The PG-13 rating is introduced by the MPAA.
1983
A North Korean Ilyushin Il-62M jet en route to Conakry Airport in Guinea crashes into the Fouta Djallon mountains in Guinea-Bissau, killing all 23 people on board.
1980
"O Canada" officially becomes the national anthem of Canada.
1979
Sony introduces the Walkman.
1978
The Northern Territory in Australia is granted self-government.
1976
Portugal grants autonomy to Madeira.
1972
The first Gay pride march in England takes place.
1968
The United States Central Intelligence Agency's Phoenix Program is officially established.
1968
The Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons is signed in Washington, D.C., London and Moscow by sixty-two countries.
1968
Formal separation of the United Auto Workers from the AFL-CIO in the United States.
1967
Merger Treaty: The European Community is formally created out of a merger with the Common Market, the European Coal and Steel Community, and the European Atomic Energy Commission.
1966
The first color television transmission in Canada takes place from Toronto.
1963
ZIP codes are introduced for United States mail.
1963
The British Government admits that former diplomat Kim Philby had worked as a Soviet agent.
1962
Independence of Rwanda and Burundi.
1960
Independence of Somalia.
1960
Ghana becomes a republic and Kwame Nkrumah becomes its first President as Queen Elizabeth II ceases to be its head of state.
1959
Specific values for the international yard, avoirdupois pound and derived units (e.g. inch, mile and ounce) are adopted after agreement between the U.S.A., the United Kingdom and other Commonwealth countries.
1958
The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation links television broadcasting across Canada via microwave.
1958
Flooding of Canada's Saint Lawrence Seaway begins.
1957
The International Geophysical Year begins.
1949
The merger of two princely states of India, Cochin and Travancore, into the state of Thiru-Kochi (later re-organized as Kerala) in the Indian Union ends more than 1,000 years of princely rule by the Cochin royal family.
1948
Muhammad Ali Jinnah (Quaid-i-Azam) inaugurates Pakistan's central bank, the State Bank of Pakistan.
1947
The Philippine Air Force is established.
1943
Tokyo City merges with Tokyo Prefecture and is dissolved. Since this date, no city in Japan has the name "Tokyo" (present-day Tokyo is not officially a city).
1942
World War II: First Battle of El Alamein.
1942
The Australian Federal Government becomes the sole collector of income tax in Australia as State Income Tax is abolished.
1935
Regina, Saskatchewan police and Royal Canadian Mounted Police ambush strikers participating in the On-to-Ottawa Trek.
1932
Australia's national broadcaster, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, was formed.
1931
United Airlines begins service (as Boeing Air Transport).
1931
Wiley Post and Harold Gatty become the first people to circumnavigate the globe in a single-engined monoplane aircraft.
1923
The Canadian Parliament suspends all Chinese immigration.
1922
The Great Railroad Strike of 1922 begins in the United States.
1916
World War I: First day on the Somme: On the first day of the Battle of the Somme 19,000 soldiers of the British Army are killed and 40,000 wounded.
1915
Leutnant Kurt Wintgens of the then-named German Deutsches Heer's Fliegertruppe army air service achieves the first known aerial victory with a synchronized machine-gun armed fighter plane, the Fokker M.5K/MG Eindecker.
1911
Germany despatches the gunship SMS Panther to Morocco, sparking the Agadir Crisis.
1908
SOS is adopted as the international distress signal.
1903
Start of first Tour de France bicycle race.
1898
Spanish-American War: The Battle of San Juan Hill is fought in Santiago de Cuba.
1890
Canada and Bermuda are linked by telegraph cable.
1885
The United States terminates reciprocity and fishery agreement with Canada.
1885
The Congo Free State is established by King Leopold II of Belgium.
1881
The world's first international telephone call is made between St. Stephen, New Brunswick, Canada, and Calais, Maine, United States.
1881
General Order 70, the culmination of the Cardwell and Childers reforms of the British Army, comes into effect.
1879
Charles Taze Russell publishes the first edition of the religious magazine The Watchtower.
1878
Canada joins the Universal Postal Union.
1874
The Sholes and Glidden typewriter, the first commercially successful typewriter, goes on sale.
1873
Prince Edward Island joins into Canadian Confederation.
1870
The United States Department of Justice formally comes into existence.
1867
The British North America Act of 1867 takes effect as the Province of Canada, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia join into confederation to create the modern nation of Canada. Sir John A. Macdonald is sworn in as the first Prime Minister of Canada. This date is commemorated annually in Canada as Canada Day, a national holiday.
1863
Keti Koti (Emancipation Day) in Suriname, marking the abolition of slavery by the Netherlands.
1863
American Civil War: The Battle of Gettysburg begins.
1862
The Russian State Library is founded as the Library of the Moscow Public Museum.
1862
Princess Alice of the United Kingdom, second daughter of Queen Victoria, marries Prince Louis of Hesse, the future Louis IV, Grand Duke of Hesse.
1862
American Civil War: The Battle of Malvern Hill takes place. It is the last of the Seven Days Battles, part of George B. McClellan's Peninsula Campaign.
1858
Joint reading of Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace's papers on evolution to the Linnean Society of London.
1855
Signing of the Quinault Treaty: The Quinault and the Quileute cede their land to the United States.
1837
A system of civil registration of births, marriages and deaths is established in England and Wales.
1819
Johann Georg Tralles discovers the Great Comet of 1819, (C/1819 N1). It was the first comet analyzed using polarimetry, by François Arago.
1782
Raid on Lunenburg: American privateers attack the British settlement of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia.
1770
Lexell's Comet is seen closer to the Earth than any other comet in recorded history, approaching to a distance of 0.0146 a.u.
1766
François-Jean de la Barre, a young French nobleman, is tortured and beheaded before his body is burnt on a pyre along with a copy of Voltaire's Dictionnaire philosophique nailed to his torso for the crime of not saluting a Roman Catholic religious procession in Abbeville, France.
1690
Glorious Revolution: Battle of the Boyne in Ireland (as reckoned under the Julian calendar).
1643
First meeting of the Westminster Assembly, a council of theologians ("divines") and members of the Parliament of England appointed to restructure the Church of England, at Westminster Abbey in London.
1569
Union of Lublin: The Kingdom of Poland and the Grand Duchy of Lithuania confirm a real union; the united country is called the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth or the Republic of Both Nations.
1523
Johann Esch and Heinrich Voes become the first Lutheran martyrs, burned at the stake by Roman Catholic authorities in Brussels.
1431
The Battle of La Higueruela takes place in Granada, leading to a modest advance of the Kingdom of Castile during the Reconquista.
1097
Battle of Dorylaeum: Crusaders led by prince Bohemond of Taranto defeat a Seljuk army led by sultan Kilij Arslan I.
552
Battle of Taginae: Byzantine forces under Narses defeat the Ostrogoths in Italy. During the fighting king Totila is mortally wounded.
AD 69
Tiberius Julius Alexander orders his Roman legions in Alexandria to swear allegiance to Vespasian as Emperor.

Births On This Day

2001
Chosen Jacobs, American entertainer
2000
Lalu Muhammad Zohri, Indonesian sprinter
1998
Aleksandra Golovkina, Lithuanian figure skater
1996
Adelina Sotnikova, Russian figure skater
1995
Boli Bolingoli-Mbombo, Belgian footballer
1995
Savvy Shields, Miss America 2017
1992
Aaron Sanchez, American baseball player
1991
Michael Wacha, American baseball player
1990
Ben Coker, English footballer
1989
Kent Bazemore, American basketball player
1989
Daniel Ricciardo, Australian race car driver
1988
Dedé, Brazilian footballer
1988
Aleksander Lesun, Russian modern pentathlete
1987
Michael Schrader, German decathlete
1986
Charlie Blackmon, American baseball player
1986
Andrew Lee, Australian footballer
1986
Julian Prochnow, German footballer
1985
Chris Perez, American baseball player
1984
Donald Thomas, Bahamian high jumper
1982
Justin Huber, Australian baseball player
1982
Joachim Johansson, Swedish tennis player
1982
Adrian Ward, American football player
1982
Hilarie Burton, American actress.
1981
Carlo Del Fava, South African-Italian rugby player
1981
Tadhg Kennelly, Irish-Australian footballer
1979
Forrest Griffin, American mixed martial artist and actor
1977
Tom Frager, Senegalese-French singer-songwriter and guitarist
1977
Keigo Hayashi, Japanese musician
1977
Jarome Iginla, Canadian ice hockey player
1976
Patrick Kluivert, Dutch footballer and coach
1976
Hannu Tihinen, Finnish footballer
1976
Albert Torrens, Australian rugby league player
1976
Ruud van Nistelrooy, Dutch footballer and manager
1976
Szymon Ziółkowski, Polish hammer thrower
1975
Sean Colson, American basketball player and coach
1975
Sufjan Stevens, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1974
Jefferson Pérez, Ecuadorian race walker
1972
Claire Forlani, English actress
1971
Missy Elliott, American rapper, producer, dancer, and actress
1971
Julianne Nicholson, American actress
1969
Séamus Egan, American-Irish singer-songwriter and guitarist
1967
Pamela Anderson, Canadian-American model and actress
1966
Enrico Annoni, Italian footballer and coach
1966
Shawn Burr, Canadian-American ice hockey player (d. 2013)
1965
Carl Fogarty, English motorcycle racer
1965
Garry Schofield, English rugby player and coach
1965
Harald Zwart, Norwegian director and producer
1964
Bernard Laporte, French rugby player and coach
1963
Roddy Bottum, American singer and keyboard player
1963
Nick Giannopoulos, Australian actor
1963
David Wood, American lawyer and environmentalist (d. 2006)
1962
Andre Braugher, American actor and producer
1962
Mokhzani Mahathir, Malaysian businessman
1961
Malcolm Elliott, English cyclist
1961
Ivan Kaye, English actor
1961
Carl Lewis, American long jumper and runner
1961
Diana, Princess of Wales (d. 1997)
1961
Michelle Wright, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist
1960
Michael Beattie, Australian rugby league player and coach
1960
Lynn Jennings, American runner
1960
Evelyn "Champagne" King, American soul/disco singer
1960
Kevin Swords, American rugby player
1958
Jack Dyer Crouch II, American diplomat, United States Deputy National Security Advisor
1957
Lisa Blount, American actress and producer (d. 2010)
1957
Hannu Kamppuri, Finnish ice hockey player
1957
Sean O'Driscoll, English footballer and manager
1955
Nikolai Demidenko, Russian pianist and educator
1955
Li Keqiang, Chinese economist and politician, 7th Premier of the People's Republic of China
1955
Lisa Scottoline, American lawyer and author
1954
Keith Whitley, American singer and guitarist (d. 1989)
1953
Lawrence Gonzi, Maltese lawyer and politician, 12th Prime Minister of Malta
1953
Jadranka Kosor, Croatian journalist and politician, 9th Prime Minister of Croatia
1952
Dan Aykroyd, Canadian actor, producer, and screenwriter
1952
David Arkenstone, American composer and performer
1952
David Lane, English oncologist and academic
1952
Steve Shutt, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster
1952
Timothy J. Tobias, American pianist and composer (d. 2006)
1951
Trevor Eve, English actor and producer
1951
Anne Feeney, American singer-songwriter and activist
1951
Julia Goodfellow, English physicist and academic
1951
Klaus-Peter Justus, German runner
1951
Tom Kozelko, American basketball player
1951
Terrence Mann, American actor, singer, and dancer
1951
Fred Schneider, American singer-songwriter and keyboard player
1951
Victor Willis, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and actor
1950
David Duke, American white supremacist, politician and former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard
1949
Néjia Ben Mabrouk, Tunisian-Belgian director and screenwriter
1949
John Farnham, English-Australian singer-songwriter
1949
David Hogan, American composer and educator (d. 1996)
1949
Venkaiah Naidu, Indian lawyer and politician
1948
John Ford, English-American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1947
Kazuyoshi Hoshino, Japanese race car driver
1947
Malcolm Wicks, English academic and politician (d. 2012)
1946
Mick Aston, English archaeologist and academic (d. 2013)
1946
Erkki Tuomioja, Finnish sergeant and politician, Finnish Minister for Foreign Affairs
1945
Mike Burstyn, American actor and singer
1945
Debbie Harry, American singer-songwriter and actress
1943
Philip Brunelle, American conductor and organist
1943
Peeter Lepp, Estonian politician, 37th Mayor of Tallinn
1943
Jeff Wayne, American composer, musician, and lyricist
1942
Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, Iraqi field marshal and politician (d. 2015)
1942
Geneviève Bujold, Canadian actress
1942
Andraé Crouch, American singer-songwriter, producer, and pastor (d. 2015)
1942
Julia Higgins, English chemist and academic
1941
Rod Gilbert, Canadian-American ice hockey player
1941
Alfred G. Gilman, American pharmacologist and biochemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2015)
1941
Myron Scholes, Canadian-American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
1941
Twyla Tharp, American dancer and choreographer
1940
Craig Brown, Scottish footballer and manager
1940
Ela Gandhi, South African activist and politician
1940
Cahit Zarifoğlu, Turkish poet and author (d. 1987)
1939
Karen Black, American actress (d. 2013)
1939
Delaney Bramlett, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 2008)
1938
Craig Anderson, American baseball player and coach
1938
Hariprasad Chaurasia, Indian flute player and composer
1936
Wally Amos, American entrepreneur and founder of Famous Amos
1935
James Cotton, American singer-songwriter and harmonica player (d. 2017)
1935
David Prowse, English actor
1934
Claude Berri, French actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2009)
1934
Jamie Farr, American actor
1934
Jean Marsh, English actress and screenwriter
1934
Sydney Pollack, American actor, director, and producer (d. 2008)
1933
C. Scott Littleton, American anthropologist and academic (d. 2010)
1932
Ze'ev Schiff, French-Israeli journalist and author (d. 2007)
1931
Leslie Caron, French actress and dancer
1930
Moustapha Akkad, Syrian-American director and producer (d. 2005)
1930
Carol Chomsky, American linguist and academic (d. 2008)
1929
Gerald Edelman, American biologist and immunologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2014)
1927
Alan J. Charig, English paleontologist and author (d. 1997)
1927
Joseph Martin Sartoris, American bishop
1927
Chandra Shekhar, 8th Prime Minister of India (d. 2007)
1926
Robert Fogel, American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2013)
1926
Carl Hahn, German businessman
1926
Mohamed Abshir Muse, Somali general (d. 2017)
1926
Hans Werner Henze, German composer and educator (d. 2012)
1925
Farley Granger, American actor (d. 2011)
1925
Art McNally, American football referee
1924
Antoni Ramallets, Spanish footballer and manager (d. 2013)
1924
Florence Stanley, American actress (d. 2003)
1924
Georges Rivière, French actor
1923
Scotty Bowers, American Marine, author and pimp
1922
Toshi Seeger, German-American activist, co-founded the Clearwater Festival (d. 2013)
1922
Mordechai Bibi, Israeli politician
1921
Seretse Khama, Batswana lawyer and politician, 1st President of Botswana (d. 1980)
1921
Michalina Wisłocka, Polish gynecologist and sexologist (d. 2005)
1921
Arthur Johnson, Canadian canoeist
1920
Henri Amouroux, French historian and journalist (d. 2007)
1920
Harold Sakata, Japanese-American wrestler and actor (d. 1982)
1920
Joseph G. Williams, American musician
1920
George I. Fujimoto, American-Japanese chemist
1919
Arnold Meri, Estonian colonel (d. 2009)
1919
Malik Dohan al-Hassan, Iraqi politician
1919
Gerald E. Miller, American vice admiral (d. 2014)
1918
Ralph Young, American singer and actor (d. 2008)
1918
Ahmed Deedat, South African writer and public speaker (d. 2005)
1918
Pedro Yap, Filipino lawyer (d. 2003)
1917
Humphry Osmond, English-American lieutenant and psychiatrist (d. 2004)
1917
Álvaro Domecq y Díez, Spanish aristocratic (d. 2005)
1916
Olivia de Havilland, British-American actress
1916
Iosif Shklovsky, Ukrainian astronomer and astrophysicist (d. 1985)
1916
George C. Stoney, American director and producer (d. 2012)
1915
Boots Poffenberger, American Major League Baseball pitcher (d. 1999)
1915
Willie Dixon, American singer-songwriter, bass player, guitarist, and producer (d. 1992)
1915
Joseph Ransohoff, American soldier and neurosurgeon (d. 2001)
1915
Philip Lever, 3rd Viscount Leverhulme, British peer (d. 2000)
1915
Nguyễn Văn Linh, Vietnamese politician (d. 1998)
1914
Thomas Pearson, British Army officer
1914
Christl Cranz, German alpine skier (d. 2004)
1914
Bernard B. Wolfe, American politician (d. 2016)
1913
Frank Barrett, American baseball player (d. 1998)
1913
Lee Guttero, American basketball player (d. 2004)
1913
Vasantrao Naik, Indian politician, 3rd Chief Minister of Maharashtra (d. 1979)
1912
David Brower, American environmentalist, founded Sierra Club Foundation (d. 2000)
1912
Sally Kirkland, American journalist (d. 1989)
1911
Arnold Alas, Estonian landscape architect and artist (d. 1990)
1911
Sergey Sokolov, Russian marshal and politician, Soviet Minister of Defence (d. 2012)
1910
Glenn Hardin, American hurdler (d. 1975)
1909
Emmett Toppino, American sprinter (d. 1971)
1907
Norman Pirie, Scottish-English biochemist and virologist (d. 1997)
1906
Jean Dieudonné, French mathematician and academic (d. 1992)
1906
Estée Lauder, American businesswoman, co-founded the Estée Lauder Companies (d. 2004)
1903
Amy Johnson, English pilot (d. 1941)
1903
Beatrix Lehmann, English actress (d. 1979)
1902
William Wyler, French-American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1981)
1901
Irna Phillips, American screenwriter (d. 1973)
1899
Thomas A. Dorsey, American pianist and composer (d. 1993)
1899
Charles Laughton, English-American actor and director (d. 1962)
1899
Konstantinos Tsatsos, Greek scholar and politician, President of Greece (d. 1987)
1892
James M. Cain, American author and journalist (d. 1977)
1892
László Lajtha, Hungarian composer and conductor (d. 1963)
1887
Amber Reeves, New Zealand-English author and scholar (d. 1981)
1885
Dorothea Mackellar, Australian author and poet (d. 1968)
1883
Arthur Borton, English colonel, Victoria Cross recipient (d. 1933)
1882
Bidhan Chandra Roy, Indian physician and politician, 2nd Chief Minister of West Bengal (d. 1962)
1881
Edward Battersby Bailey, English geologist (d. 1965)
1879
Léon Jouhaux, French union leader, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1954)
1878
Jacques Rosenbaum, Estonian-German architect (d. 1944)
1876
T.J. Ryan, Australian politician, 19th Premier of Queensland (d. 1921)
1875
Joseph Weil, American con man (d. 1976)
1873
Alice Guy-Blaché, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1968)
1873
Andrass Samuelsen, Faroese politician, 1st Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands (d. 1954)
1872
Louis Blériot, French pilot and engineer (d. 1936)
1872
William Duddell, English physicist and engineer (d. 1917)
1869
William Strunk Jr., American author and educator (d. 1946)
1863
William Grant Stairs, Canadian-English captain and explorer (d. 1892)
1858
Willard Metcalf, American painter (d. 1925)
1858
Velma Caldwell Melville, American editor, and writer of prose and poetry (d. 1924)
1850
Florence Earle Coates, American poet (d. 1927)
1834
Jadwiga Łuszczewska, Polish poet and author (d. 1908)
1822
Nguyễn Đình Chiểu, Vietnamese poet and activist (d. 1888)
1818
Ignaz Semmelweis, Hungarian-Austrian physician and obstetrician (d. 1865)
1818
Karl von Vierordt, German physician, psychologist, and academic (d. 1884)
1814
Robert Torrens, Irish-Australian politician, 3rd Premier of South Australia (d. 1884)
1808
Ygnacio del Valle, Mexican-American landowner (d. 1880)
1807
Thomas Green Clemson, American politician and educator, founded Clemson University (d. 1888)
1804
Charles Gordon Greene, American journalist and politician (d. 1886)
1804
George Sand, French author and playwright (d. 1876)
1788
Jean-Victor Poncelet, French mathematician and engineer (d. 1867)
1771
Ferdinando Paer, Italian composer and conductor (d. 1839)
1742
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg, German physicist and academic (d. 1799)
1731
Adam Duncan, 1st Viscount Duncan Scottish-English admiral (d. 1804)
1725
Rhoda Delaval, English painter (d. 1757)
1725
Jean-Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, comte de Rochambeau, French general (d. 1807)
1663
Franz Xaver Murschhauser, German composer and theorist (d. 1738)
1646
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, German mathematician and philosopher (d. 1716)
1633
Johann Heinrich Heidegger, Swiss theologian and author (d. 1698)
1586
Claudio Saracini, Italian lute player and composer (d. 1630)
1574
Joseph Hall, English bishop and mystic (d. 1656)
1553
Peter Street, English carpenter and builder (d. 1609)
1534
Frederick II of Denmark (d. 1588)
1506
Louis II of Hungary (d. 1526)
1481
Christian II of Denmark (d. 1559)
1464
Clara Gonzaga, Italian noble (d. 1503)
1311
Liu Bowen, Chinese military strategist, statesman and poet (d. 1375)

Deaths On This Day

2016
Robin Hardy, English author and film director (b. 1929)
2015
Val Doonican, Irish singer and television host (b. 1927)
2015
Czesław Olech, Polish mathematician and academic (b. 1931)
2015
Nicholas Winton, English lieutenant and humanitarian (b. 1909)
2014
Jean Garon, Canadian economist, lawyer, and politician (b. 1938)
2014
Stephen Gaskin, American activist, co-founded The Farm (b. 1935)
2014
Bob Jones, English lawyer and politician (b. 1955)
2014
Anatoly Kornukov, Ukrainian-Russian general (b. 1942)
2014
Walter Dean Myers, American author and poet (b. 1937)
2013
Sidney Bryan Berry, American general (b. 1926)
2013
Charles Foley, American game designer, co-created Twister (b. 1930)
2013
William H. Gray, American minister and politician (b. 1941)
2012
Peter E. Gillquist, American priest and author (b. 1938)
2012
Ossie Hibbert, Jamaican-American keyboard player and producer (b. 1950)
2012
Evelyn Lear, American operatic soprano (b. 1926)
2012
Alan G. Poindexter, American captain, pilot, and astronaut (b. 1961)
2012
Jack Richardson, American author and playwright (b. 1934)
2010
Don Coryell, American football player and coach (b. 1924)
2010
Arnold Friberg, American painter and illustrator (b. 1913)
2010
Ilene Woods, American actress and singer (b. 1929)
2009
Karl Malden, American actor (b. 1912)
2009
Onni Palaste, Finnish soldier and author (b. 1917)
2009
Mollie Sugden, English actress (b. 1922)
2008
Mel Galley, English guitarist (b. 1948)
2006
Ryutaro Hashimoto, Japanese politician, 53rd Prime Minister of Japan (b. 1937)
2006
Robert Lepikson, Estonian race car driver and politician, Estonian Minister of the Interior (b. 1952)
2006
Fred Trueman, English cricketer and sportscaster (b. 1931)
2005
Renaldo Benson, American singer-songwriter (Four Tops) (b. 1936)
2005
Gus Bodnar, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1923)
2005
Luther Vandross, American singer-songwriter and producer (Change) (b. 1951)
2004
Peter Barnes, English playwright and screenwriter (b. 1931)
2004
Marlon Brando, American actor and director (b. 1924)
2004
Todor Skalovski, Macedonian composer and conductor (b. 1909)
2003
Herbie Mann, American flute player and saxophonist (b. 1930)
2001
Nikolay Basov, Russian physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1922)
2001
Jean-Louis Rosier, French race car driver (b. 1925)
2000
Walter Matthau, American actor (b. 1920)
1999
Edward Dmytryk, Canadian-American director and producer (b. 1908)
1999
Forrest Mars Sr., American businessman, created M&M's and the Mars bar (b. 1904)
1999
Sylvia Sidney, American actress (b. 1910)
1997
Robert Mitchum, American actor (b. 1917)
1997
Charles Werner, American cartoonist (b. 1909)
1996
William T. Cahill, American lawyer and politician, 46th Governor of New Jersey (b. 1904)
1996
Margaux Hemingway, American model and actress (b. 1954)
1996
Steve Tesich, Serbian-American author and screenwriter (b. 1942)
1995
Wolfman Jack, American radio host (b. 1938)
1995
Ian Parkin, English guitarist (Be-Bop Deluxe) (b. 1950)
1994
Merriam Modell, American author (b. 1908)
1992
Franco Cristaldi, Italian screenwriter and producer (b. 1924)
1991
Michael Landon, American actor, director, and producer (b. 1936)
1984
Moshé Feldenkrais, Ukrainian-Israeli physicist and academic (b. 1904)
1983
Buckminster Fuller, American architect, designed the Montreal Biosphère (b. 1895)
1981
Carlos de Oliveira, Portuguese author and poet (b. 1921)
1978
Kurt Student, German general and pilot (b. 1890)
1974
Juan Perón, Argentinian general and politician, President of Argentina (b. 1895)
1971
William Lawrence Bragg, Australian-English physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1890)
1971
Learie Constantine, Trinidadian-English cricketer, lawyer, and politician (b. 1901)
1968
Fritz Bauer, German judge and politician (b. 1903)
1967
Gerhard Ritter, German historian and academic (b. 1888)
1966
Frank Verner, American runner (b. 1883)
1965
Wally Hammond, English cricketer (b. 1903)
1965
Robert Ruark, American journalist and author (b. 1915)
1964
Pierre Monteux, French-American viola player and conductor (b. 1875)
1962
Purushottam Das Tandon, Indian lawyer and politician (b. 1882)
1962
Bidhan Chandra Roy, Indian physician and politician, 2nd Chief Minister of West Bengal (b. 1882)
1961
Louis-Ferdinand Céline, French physician and author (b. 1894)
1951
Tadeusz Borowski, Polish poet, novelist and journalist (b. 1922)
1950
Émile Jaques-Dalcroze, Swiss composer and educator (b. 1865)
1950
Eliel Saarinen, Finnish-American architect, co-designed the National Museum of Finland (b. 1873)
1948
Achille Varzi, Italian race car driver (b. 1904)
1944
Carl Mayer, Austrian-English screenwriter (b. 1894)
1944
Tanya Savicheva, Russian author (b. 1930)
1943
Willem Arondeus, Dutch artist, author, and anti-Nazi resistance fighter (b. 1894)
1942
Peadar Toner Mac Fhionnlaoich, Irish writer (b. 1857)
1934
Ernst Röhm, German paramilitary commander (b. 1887)
1925
Erik Satie, French pianist and composer (b. 1866)
1912
Harriet Quimby, American pilot and screenwriter (b. 1875)
1905
John Hay, American journalist and politician, 37th United States Secretary of State (b. 1838)
1896
Harriet Beecher Stowe, American author and activist (b. 1811)
1884
Allan Pinkerton, Scottish-American detective and spy (b. 1819)
1863
John F. Reynolds, American general (b. 1820)
1860
Charles Goodyear, American chemist and engineer (b. 1800)
1839
Mahmud II, Ottoman sultan (b. 1785)
1787
Charles de Rohan, French marshal (b. 1715)
1784
Wilhelm Friedemann Bach, German organist and composer (b. 1710)
1782
Charles Watson-Wentworth, 2nd Marquess of Rockingham, English admiral and politician, Prime Minister of Great Britain (b. 1730)
1774
Henry Fox, 1st Baron Holland, English politician, Secretary of State for the Southern Department (b. 1705)
1736
Ahmed III, Ottoman sultan (b. 1673)
1681
Oliver Plunkett, Irish archbishop and saint (b. 1629)
1622
William Parker, 4th Baron Monteagle, English politician (b. 1575)
1614
Isaac Casaubon, French philologist and scholar (b. 1559)
1592
Marc'Antonio Ingegneri, Italian composer and educator (b. 1535)
1589
Lady Saigō, Japanese concubine (b. 1552)
1555
John Bradford, English reformer, prebendary of St. Paul's (b. 1510)
1348
Joan, English princess
1321
María de Molina, queen of Castile and León
1277
Baibars, Egyptian sultan (b. 1223)
1242
Chagatai Khan, Mongol ruler (b. 1183)
1224
Hōjō Yoshitoki, regent of the Kamakura shogunate of Japan (b. 1163)
1109
Alfonso VI, king of León and Castile (b. 1040)
992
Heonjeong, Korean queen (b. 966)
552
Totila, Ostrogoth king