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On This Day in History:  July 10

July 10 is the 191st day of the year (192nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 174 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2019
N.H. Lottery asks Concord to give Keno another shot. Nearly two years after Keno received a sound defeat in Concord, the New Hampshire Lottery Commission is hoping the Capital City will give the game another try.
2019
Wisconsin Republicans to hold hearing on lottery privacy bill. Wisconsin Republicans are planning to take public comments on a bill that would keep lottery winners' names secret.
2017
19-year-old wins lottery twice in one week. A California teen is celebrating two big lottery wins in just a week.
2017
Illinois lost $4 million by halting Powerball, Mega Millions sales. Illinois Lottery officials say the state lost about $4 million by halting sales of Powerball and Mega Millions tickets due to the state budget stalemate.
2016
$311 MILLION: Here comes Powerball. No sooner was Friday's $540 million Mega Millions jackpot won than Powerball became perfectly positioned to take the spotlight with a big rollover Saturday night.
2015
Time running out for $7 million NY lottery winner to claim prize. The buyer of a top prize-winning lottery ticket worth $7 million has just two weeks left to claim their windfall — or lose it forever.
2015
Scratch-off games propel Ohio Lottery to record sales. Like other state lotteries have recently reported, the Ohio Lottery has managed to increase its sales to record levels in the past year, despite a sharp downturn in multi-state lottery sales, through an emphasis on scratch-off ticket sales.
2015
Rural Kansas couple wins $9.85 million Hot Lotto jackpot. When Stephen Harrod checked his Hot Lotto ticket in the early morning on July 2nd to find out the prize amount, the convenience store clerk couldn't believe her eyes.
2014
Virginia woman wins Cash 5 for second time. A Virginia woman celebrated Independence Day this year by winning the Cash 5 top prize for the second time.
2014
N.C. school construction lottery money doesn't really build schools. Where does the North Carolina Education Lottery money go? You know, you buy a ticket, you put money into the education lottery, and you think all that money goes to North Carolina schools. But that is not quite how it works.
2013
Tenn. lottery chief offers advice to fledgling Wyoming Lottery. The Wyoming Lottery Board received some much-needed advice -- and a stern warning -- from someone who has helped shepherd other states through the the complicated process of launching state-sponsored games of chance.
2010
First N.C. Mega Millions lottery winner claims jackpot. The sole winner of a May 28 Mega Millions drawing for $12 million, the first jackpot-winning Mega Millions lottery ticket sold in North Carolina, has finally come forward.
2008
Man throws away winning lottery ticket, but still collects. Degli Martinez, 55, of Queens, New York, claimed the biggest single Lotto jackpot in state history on Wednesday, a $65 million prize that took over a year and a police probe before he was allowed to have it.
2006
US House on the brink of taking away online gambling rights. Gamblers who prefer their laptops to blackjack tables won't like what Congress is doing. On Tuesday, the House plans to vote on a bill that would ban credit cards for paying online bets and could padlock gambling Web sites.
2006
N.C. Lottery to introduce $10 scratch game. North Carolina will soon join the majority of state lotteries with the kind of pricey scratch-off game that has helped boost game revenue nationwide.
2006
Keno sales surge across Massacusetts. Across Massachusetts, recent format changes have fueled a surge in Keno sales.
2006
N.M. Lottery official resigns after leaving DWI accident scene. The vice chairman of the New Mexico Lottery Authority board of directors has turned in a letter of resignation to Gov. Bill Richardson, days after he was arrested in a bizarre drunk-driving crash.
2004
Mega Millions lottery jackpot jumps to $20 million. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery grew to $20 million Saturday.
2004
Missouri Lottery expands games to twice a day. The Missouri Lottery's daily games will expand from one to two drawings a day later this month, officials said Friday.
2004
Postal workers sue for share of Mega Millions lottery prize. Post office colleagues of a man who won $175,000 in the Mega Millions lottery drawing say they were cheated out of a share of the prize.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$311 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 13, 2016
2.$306 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jul 10, 2018
3.€185 Million
US$258.45 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jul 12, 2011
4.€185.72 Million
US$209.16 Million
Draw Date
Jul 11, 2019
5.$202 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jul 11, 2017
6.$180 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 10, 2019
7.$155 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 12, 2017
8.$138 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jul 12, 2002
9.$121 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jul 12, 2019
10.€106.86 Million
US$118.39 Million
Draw Date
Jul 12, 2016
11.$106 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jul 10, 2015
12.€90 Million
US$101.4 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jul 12, 2019
13.$100 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jul 12, 2005
14.€81 Million
US$97.9 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jul 15, 2005
15.$90 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 11, 2018
16.€60 Million
US$81.63 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jul 11, 2014
17.$80 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 11, 2012
17.$80 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 10, 2013
19.€68.75 Million
US$78.59 Million
Draw Date
Jul 11, 2017
20.€65 Million
US$76.25 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jul 10, 2018
21.$75 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jul 11, 2008
22.€54 Million
US$74.35 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jul 13, 2007
23.€60 Million
US$73.63 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jul 10, 2012
24.$73 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 12, 2006
25.$72 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 10, 2010

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1985
Wednesday, Jul 10, 1985
34 years old
1982
Saturday, Jul 10, 1982
37 years old
1981
Friday, Jul 10, 1981
38 years old
1980
Thursday, Jul 10, 1980
39 years old
1979
Tuesday, Jul 10, 1979
40 years old
1976
Saturday, Jul 10, 1976
43 years old
1959
Friday, Jul 10, 1959
60 years old
1952
Thursday, Jul 10, 1952
67 years old
1949
Sunday, Jul 10, 1949
70 years old
1946
Wednesday, Jul 10, 1946
73 years old
(year not provided)

Worldwide Events On This Day

2017
Iraqi Civil War: Mosul is declared fully liberated from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
2011
Russian cruise ship Bulgaria sinks in Volga near Syukeyevo, Tatarstan, causing 122 deaths.
2008
Former Macedonian Interior Minister Ljube Boškoski is acquitted of all war-crimes charges by a United Nations Tribunal.
2007
Erden Eruç begins the first solo human-powered circumnavigation of the world.
2005
Hurricane Dennis slams into the Florida Panhandle, causing billions of dollars in damage.
2002
At a Sotheby's auction, Peter Paul Rubens's painting The Massacre of the Innocents is sold for £49.5 million (US$76.2 million) to Lord Thomson.
2000
EADS, the world's second-largest aerospace group is formed by the merger of Aérospatiale-Matra, DASA, and CASA.
1998
Catholic Church sexual abuse cases: The Diocese of Dallas agrees to pay $23.4 million to nine former altar boys who claimed they were sexually abused by Rudolph Kos, a former priest.
1997
In London, scientists report the findings of the DNA analysis of a Neanderthal skeleton which supports the "out of Africa theory" of human evolution, placing an "African Eve" at 100,000 to 200,000 years ago.
1997
Miguel Ángel Blanco, a member of Partido Popular (Spain), is kidnapped (and later murdered) in the Basque city of Ermua by ETA members, sparking widespread protests.
1992
In Miami, former Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega is sentenced to 40 years in prison for drug and racketeering violations.
1991
The South African cricket team is readmitted into the International Cricket Council following the end of Apartheid.
1991
Boris Yeltsin takes office as the first elected President of Russia.
1985
The Greenpeace vessel Rainbow Warrior is bombed and sunk in Auckland harbour by French DGSE agents, killing Fernando Pereira.
1985
An Aeroflot Tupolev Tu-154 stalls and crashes near Uchkuduk, Uzbekistan (then part of the Soviet Union), killing all 200 people on board in the USSR's worst-ever airline disaster.
1978
ABC World News Tonight premieres on ABC.
1978
President Moktar Ould Daddah of Mauritania is ousted in a bloodless coup d'état.
1976
Four mercenaries (one American and three British) are executed in Angola following the Luanda Trial.
1973
The Bahamas gain full independence within the Commonwealth of Nations.
1973
National Assembly of Pakistan passes a resolution on the recognition of Bangladesh.
1966
The Chicago Freedom Movement, led by Martin Luther King, Jr., holds a rally at Soldier Field in Chicago. As many as 60,000 people attend.
1962
Telstar, the world's first communications satellite, is launched into orbit.
1951
Korean War: Armistice negotiations begin at Kaesong.
1947
Muhammad Ali Jinnah is recommended as the first Governor-General of Pakistan by the British Prime Minister, Clement Attlee.
1943
World War II: Operation Husky begins in Sicily.
1942
Diplomatic relations between the Netherlands and the Soviet Union are established.
1942
World War II: An American pilot spots a downed, intact Mitsubishi A6M Zero on Akutan Island (the "Akutan Zero") that the US Navy uses to learn the aircraft's flight characteristics.
1941
Jedwabne pogrom: Massacre of Polish Jews living in and near the village of Jedwabne.
1940
World War II: The Vichy government is established in France.
1940
World War II: Six days before Adolf Hitler issues his Directive 16 to the combined Wehrmacht armed forces for Operation Sea Lion, the Kanalkampf shipping attacks against British maritime convoys begin, in the leadup to initiating the Battle of Britain.
1938
Howard Hughes begins a 91-hour airplane flight around the world that will set a new record.
1927
Kevin O'Higgins TD, Vice-President of the Executive Council of the Irish Free State is assassinated by the IRA.
1925
Meher Baba begins his silence of 44 years. His followers observe Silence Day on this date in commemoration.
1925
Scopes Trial: In Dayton, Tennessee, the so-called "Monkey Trial" begins of John T. Scopes, a young high school science teacher accused of teaching evolution in violation of the Butler Act.
1921
Belfast's Bloody Sunday: Sixteen people are killed and 161 houses destroyed during rioting and gun battles in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
1913
The temperature in Death Valley, California, hits 134 °F (57 °C), the highest temperature ever to be recorded on Earth.
1890
Wyoming is admitted as the 44th U.S. state.
1882
War of the Pacific: Chile suffers its last military defeat in the Battle of La Concepción when a garrison of 77 men is annihilated by a 1,300-strong Peruvian force, many of them armed with spears.
1877
The then-villa of Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, formally receives its city charter from the Royal Crown of Spain.
1869
Gävle, Sweden, is largely destroyed in a fire; 80% of its 10,000 residents are left homeless.
1850
U.S. President Millard Fillmore is sworn in, a day after becoming President upon Zachary Taylor's death.
1832
U.S. President Andrew Jackson vetoes a bill that would re-charter the Second Bank of the United States.
1806
The Vellore Mutiny is the first instance of a mutiny by Indian sepoys against the British East India Company.
1789
Alexander Mackenzie reaches the Mackenzie River delta.
1778
American Revolution: Louis XVI of France declares war on the Kingdom of Great Britain.
1645
English Civil War: The Battle of Langport takes place.
1584
William I of Orange is assassinated in his home in Delft, Holland, by Balthasar Gérard.
1553
Lady Jane Grey takes the throne of England.
1519
Zhu Chenhao declares the Ming dynasty's Zhengde Emperor a usurper, beginning the Prince of Ning rebellion, and leads his army north in an attempt to capture Nanjing.
1512
The Spanish conquest of Iberian Navarre commences with the capture of Goizueta.
1499
The Portuguese explorer Nicolau Coelho returns to Lisbon after discovering the sea route to India as a companion of Vasco da Gama.
1460
Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick, defeats the king's Lancastrian forces and takes King Henry VI prisoner in the Battle of Northampton.
1212
The most severe of several early fires of London burns most of the city to the ground.
1086
King Canute IV of Denmark is killed by rebellious peasants.
988
The Norse King Glúniairn recognises Máel Sechnaill mac Domnaill, High King of Ireland, and agrees to pay taxes and accept Brehon Law; the event is considered to be the founding of the city of Dublin.
645
Isshi Incident: Prince Naka-no-Ōe and Fujiwara no Kamatari assassinate Soga no Iruka during a coup d'état at the imperial palace.
138
Emperor Hadrian dies of heart failure at Baiae; he is buried at Rome in the Tomb of Hadrian beside his late wife, Vibia Sabina.
48 BC
Battle of Dyrrhachium: Julius Caesar barely avoids a catastrophic defeat by Pompey in Macedonia.

Births On This Day

2001
Isabela Moner, American actress
1999
April Ivy, Portuguese composer and singer
1992
B-Nasty, Australian rapper, songwriter and record producer.
1991
Daishōmaru Shōgo, Japanese sumo wrestler
1990
Adam Reynolds, Australian rugby league player
1990
Trent Richardson, American footballer
1990
Chiyonokuni Toshiki, Japanese sumo wrestler
1988
Antonio Brown, American football player
1988
Heather Hemmens, American actress, director, and producer
1988
Sarah Walker, New Zealand BMX rider
1985
Park Chu-young, South Korean footballer
1985
B. J. Crombeen, American ice hockey player
1985
Mario Gómez, German footballer
1984
Nikolaos Mitrou, Greek footballer
1983
Giuseppe De Feudis, Italian footballer
1983
Matthew Egan, Australian footballer
1983
Gabi, Spanish footballer
1983
Kim Hee-chul, Korean entertainer
1983
Joelson José Inácio, Brazilian footballer
1983
Doug Kramer, Filipino basketball player
1983
Anthony Watmough, Australian rugby league player
1982
Alex Arrowsmith, American guitarist and producer
1982
Juliya Chernetsky, Ukrainian-American television host
1982
Sebastian Mila, Polish footballer
1982
Jeffrey Walker, Australian actor and director
1981
Aleksandar Tunchev, Bulgarian footballer
1980
Alejandro Millán, Mexican singer-songwriter and keyboard player
1980
Adam Petty, American race car driver (d. 2000)
1980
Claudia Leitte, Brazilian singer-songwriter
1980
James Rolfe, American actor, director, and producer
1980
Jessica Simpson, American singer-songwriter, actress, and fashion designer
1979
Mvondo Atangana, Cameroon footballer
1979
Gong Yoo, Korean actor
1977
Chiwetel Ejiofor, English actor
1976
Edmílson, Brazilian footballer
1976
Elijah Blue Allman, American singer and guitarist
1976
Ludovic Giuly, French footballer
1976
Adrian Grenier, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
1976
Brendon Lade, Australian footballer and coach
1976
Lars Ricken, German footballer
1975
Andrew Firestone, American businessman
1975
Brendan Gaughan, American race car driver
1975
Alain Nasreddine, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1975
Stefán Karl Stefánsson, Icelandic actor (d. 2018)
1975
Richard Westbrook, English race car driver
1974
Imelda May, Irish singer-songwriter, musician, and producer
1972
Peter Serafinowicz, English actor
1972
Sofía Vergara, Colombian-American actress and producer
1972
Tilo Wolff, German-Swiss singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer
1971
Adam Foote, Canadian ice hockey player
1971
Gregory Goodridge, Barbadian footballer and coach
1970
Gary LeVox, American singer-songwriter
1970
Jason Orange, English singer-songwriter and dancer
1970
John Simm, English actor
1969
Marty Cordova, American baseball player
1969
Gale Harold, American actor
1967
Tom Meents, professional monster truck driver
1967
Rebekah Del Rio, American singer-songwriter
1967
Gillian Tett, English journalist and author
1967
Ikki Sawamura, Japanese model, actor and television presenter
1967
John Yoo, South Korean-American lawyer, author, and educator
1966
Clive Efford, English politician
1966
Johnny Grunge, American wrestler (d. 2006)
1966
Christian Stangl, Austrian skier and mountaineer
1966
Anna Bråkenhielm, Swedish business executive
1965
Scott McCarron, American golfer
1965
Ken Mellons, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1964
Martin Laurendeau, Canadian tennis player and coach
1964
Urban Meyer, American football player and coach
1964
Wilfried Peeters, Belgian cyclist
1963
Ian Lougher, Welsh motorcycle racer
1961
Jacky Cheung, Hong Kong singer and film actor
1959
Ellen Kuras, American director and cinematographer
1959
Sandy West, American singer-songwriter and drummer (d. 2006)
1958
Béla Fleck, American banjo player and songwriter
1958
Fiona Shaw, Irish actress and director
1957
Derry Grehan, Canadian rock guitarist and songwriter (Honeymoon Suite)
1956
Tom McClintock, American lawyer and politician
1956
K. Rajagopal, Malaysian football manager
1955
Nic Dakin, English educator and politician
1955
Geoff Gerard, Australian rugby league player
1954
Tommy Bowden, American football player and coach
1954
Andre Dawson, American baseball player
1954
Neil Tennant, English singer-songwriter and keyboard player
1953
Rik Emmett, Canadian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1953
Zoogz Rift, American musician and wrestler (d. 2011)
1952
Kim Mitchell, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist
1952
Peter van Heemst, Dutch politician
1951
Cheryl Wheeler, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1951
Rajnath Singh, Indian Politician and Union Home Minister of India
1950
Tony Baldry, English colonel, lawyer, and politician, British Minister of State for Agriculture
1950
Prokopis Pavlopoulos, President of Greece, Greek lawyer and politician, Greek Minister for the Interior
1949
Anna Czerwińska, Polish mountaineer and author
1949
Sunil Gavaskar, Indian cricketer and sportscaster
1949
Greg Kihn, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1949
John Whitehead, American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2004)
1948
Ronnie Cutrone, American painter (d. 2013)
1948
Chico Resch, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster
1948
Natalya Sedykh, Russian figure skater, ballet dancer, actor
1947
Arlo Guthrie, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor
1946
Jean-Pierre Jarier, French racing driver
1946
Chin Han, Taiwanese actor
1945
Ron Glass, American actor (d. 2016)
1945
Hal McRae, American baseball player and manager
1945
John Motson, English sportscaster
1945
Jean-Marie Poiré, French director, producer, and screenwriter
1945
Virginia Wade, English tennis player and sportscaster
1944
Mick Grant, English racing motorcyclist
1944
Norman Hammond, English archaeologist and academic
1943
Arthur Ashe, American tennis player and journalist (d. 1993)
1943
Inonge Mbikusita-Lewanika, Zambian politician
1943
Jerry Miller, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1942
Ronnie James Dio, American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2010)
1942
Pyotr Klimuk, Belarusian general, pilot, and astronaut
1942
Sixto Rodriguez, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1942
Lopo do Nascimento, Angolan politician; 1st Prime Minister of Angola
1941
Jake Eberts, Canadian film producer (d. 2012)
1941
David G. Hartwell, American anthologist, author, and critic (d. 2016)
1941
Robert Pine, American actor and director
1941
Ian Whitcomb, English singer-songwriter, producer, and actor
1940
Meghnad Desai, Baron Desai, Indian-English economist and politician
1940
Helen Donath, American soprano and actress
1940
Brian Priestley, English pianist and composer
1940
Keith Stackpole, Australian cricketer
1939
Phil Kelly, Irish-English footballer and manager (d. 2012)
1939
Ahmet Taner Kışlalı, Turkish political scientist, journalist and educator (d. 1999)
1939
Mavis Staples, American singer
1938
Paul Andreu, French architect
1938
Lee Morgan, American trumpet player and composer (d. 1972)
1937
Edwards Barham, American farmer and politician (d. 2014)
1937
Gun Svensson, Swedish politician
1936
Herbert Boyer, American businessman, co-founded Genentech
1936
Tunne Kelam, Estonian journalist and politician
1935
Tura Satana, American actress and dancer (d. 2011)
1935
Wilson Tuckey, Australian politician
1935
Margaret McEntee, American Catholic religious sister and educator
1935
Wilson Whineray, New Zealand rugby player and businessman (d. 2012)
1934
Marshall Brodien, American actor who played Wizzo the Wizard, a wizard clown from The Bozo Show (d. 2019)
1934
Jerry Nelson, American puppeteer and voice actor (d. 2012)
1933
Jumpin' Gene Simmons, American rockabilly singer-songwriter (d. 2006)
1933
C.K. Yang, Taiwanese decathlete and pole vaulter (d. 2007)
1932
Carlo Maria Abate, Italian race car driver
1932
Neile Adams, Filipino-American actress, singer and dancer
1932
Manfred Preußger, German athlete
1931
Nick Adams, American actor and screenwriter (d. 1968)
1931
Jerry Herman, American composer and songwriter
1931
Julian May, American author
1931
Alice Munro, Canadian short story writer, Nobel Prize laureate
1930
Bruce Boa, Canadian actor (d. 2004)
1930
Josephine Veasey, English soprano and actress
1929
Winnie Ewing, Scottish lawyer and politician
1929
George Clayton Johnson, American author and screenwriter (d. 2015)
1929
Moe Norman, Canadian golfer (d. 2004)
1929
José Vicente Rangel, Venezuelan politician; 21st Vice President of Venezuela
1928
Don Bolles, American investigative reporter (d. 1976)
1928
Bernard Buffet, French painter and illustrator (d. 1999)
1928
Alejandro de Tomaso, Argentinian-Italian race car driver and businessman, founded De Tomaso (d. 2003)
1928
Moshe Greenberg, American-Israeli rabbi and scholar (d. 2010)
1928
John Glenn, American baseball player
1927
Grigory Barenblatt, Russian mathematician and academic
1927
David Dinkins, American soldier and politician, 106th Mayor of New York City
1927
William Smithers, American actor
1926
Carleton Carpenter, American actor, magician, songwriter, and novelist
1926
Fred Gwynne, American actor (d. 1993)
1925
Mahathir Mohamad, Malaysian physician and politician, 4th and 7th Prime Minister of Malaysia
1925
Ernest Bertrand Boland, American Roman Catholic bishop
1924
Johnny Bach, American basketball player and coach (d. 2016)
1924
Bobo Brazil, American wrestler (d. 1998)
1923
John Bradley, American soldier (d. 1994)
1923
Suzanne Cloutier, Canadian actress and producer (d. 2003)
1923
G. A. Kulkarni, Indian author and academic (d. 1987)
1922
Jean Kerr, American author and playwright (d. 2003)
1922
Herb McKenley, Jamaican sprinter (d. 2007)
1922
Jake LaMotta, American boxer and actor (d. 2017)
1921
Harvey Ball, American illustrator, created the Smiley (d. 2001)
1921
Jeff Donnell, American actress (d. 1988)
1921
John K. Singlaub, U.S Army Major General
1921
Eunice Kennedy Shriver, American activist, co-founded the Special Olympics (d. 2009)
1920
David Brinkley, American journalist (d. 2003)
1920
Owen Chamberlain, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2006)
1920
Cyril Grant, English footballer (d. 2002)
1919
Pierre Gamarra, French author, poet, and critic (d. 2009)
1919
Ian Wallace, English actor and singer (d. 2009)
1918
James Aldridge, Australian-English journalist and author (d. 2015)
1918
Chuck Stevens, American baseball player (d. 2018)
1918
Frank L. Lambert, Professor Emeritus of Chemistry at Occidental College
1918
Fred Wacker, American race driver and engineer (d. 1998)
1917
Hugh Alexander, American baseball player and scout (d. 2000)
1917
Reg Smythe, English cartoonist (d. 1998)
1916
Judith Jasmin, Canadian journalist (d. 1972)
1914
Joe Shuster, Canadian-American illustrator, co-created Superman (d. 1992)
1914
Rempo Urip, Indonesian film director
1913
Salvador Espriu, Spanish author, poet, and playwright (d. 1985)
1911
Terry-Thomas, English comedian and character actor (d. 1990)
1911
Cootie Williams, American trumpeter and bandleader (d. 1985)
1909
Donald Sinclair, English lieutenant and businessman (d. 1981)
1907
Blind Boy Fuller, American singer and guitarist (d. 1941)
1905
Mildred Benson, American journalist and author (d. 2002)
1905
Thomas Gomez, American actor (d. 1971)
1905
Wolfram Sievers, German physician (d. 1948)
1904
Lili Damita, French-American actress (d. 1994)
1903
Werner Best, German SS officer and jurist (d. 1989)
1903
John Wyndham, English soldier and author (d. 1969)
1902
Kurt Alder, German chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1958)
1902
Nicolás Guillén, Cuban poet, journalist, and activist (d. 1989)
1900
Mitchell Parish, Lithuanian-American songwriter (d. 1993)
1900
Sampson Sievers, Russian monk and mystic (d. 1979)
1899
John Gilbert, American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1936)
1899
Heiri Suter, Swiss cyclist (d. 1978)
1898
Renée Björling, Swedish actress (d. 1975)
1897
Legs Diamond, American gangster (d. 1931)
1897
Karl Plagge, German general and engineer (d. 1957)
1896
Thérèse Casgrain, Canadian politician (d. 1981)
1895
Carl Orff, German composer and educator (d. 1982)
1894
Jimmy McHugh, American composer (d. 1969)
1891
Edith Quimby, American medical researcher and physicist (d. 1982)
1888
Giorgio de Chirico, Greek-Italian painter and set designer (d. 1978)
1888
Toyohiko Kagawa, Japanese evangelist, author, and activist (d. 1960)
1883
Johannes Blaskowitz, German general (d. 1948)
1883
Hugo Raudsepp, Estonian playwright and politician (d. 1952)
1882
Ima Hogg, American society leader, philanthropist, patron and collector of the arts (d. 1975)
1878
Otto Freundlich, German painter and sculptor (d. 1943)
1877
Ernst Bresslau, German zoologist (d. 1935)
1875
Mary McLeod Bethune, American educator and activist (d. 1955)
1875
Dezső Pattantyús-Ábrahám, Hungarian politician (d. 1973)
1874
Sergey Konenkov, Russian sculptor (d. 1971)
1871
Marcel Proust, French novelist, critic, and essayist (d. 1922)
1867
Prince Maximilian of Baden (d. 1929)
1864
Austin Chapman, Australian businessman and politician, 4th Australian Minister for Defence (d. 1926)
1856
Nikola Tesla, Serbian-American physicist and engineer (d. 1943)
1839
Adolphus Busch, German brewer, co-founded Anheuser-Busch (d. 1913)
1835
Henryk Wieniawski, Polish violinist and composer (d. 1880)
1834
James Abbott McNeill Whistler, American-English painter and illustrator (d. 1903)
1832
Alvan Graham Clark, American astronomer (d. 1897)
1830
Camille Pissarro, Danish-French painter (d. 1903)
1823
Louis-Napoléon Casault, Canadian lawyer, judge, and politician (d. 1908)
1809
Friedrich August von Quenstedt, German geologist and palaeontologist (d. 1889)
1804
Emma Smith, American religious leader (d. 1879)
1802
Robert Chambers, Scottish geologist and publisher, co-founded Chambers Harrap (d. 1871)
1792
George M. Dallas, American lawyer and politician, 11th Vice President of the United States (d. 1864)
1752
St. George Tucker, United States federal judge (d. 1827)
1724
Eva Ekeblad, Swedish noble and agronomist (d. 1786)
1723
William Blackstone, English lawyer, judge, and politician (d. 1780)
1682
Roger Cotes, English mathematician and astronomer (d. 1716)
1666
John Ernest Grabe, German theologian and academic (d. 1711)
1638
David Teniers III, Flemish painter (d. 1685)
1625
Jean Herauld Gourville, French adventurer (d. 1703)
1614
Arthur Annesley, 1st Earl of Anglesey, Irish-English politician (d. 1686)
1592
Pierre d'Hozier, French genealogist and historian (d. 1660)
1533
Antonio Possevino, Italian diplomat (d. 1611)
1517
Odet de Coligny, French cardinal (d. 1571)
1515
Francisco de Toledo, Viceroy of Peru (d. 1582)
1509
John Calvin, French pastor and theologian (d. 1564)
1501
Cho Shik, Korean poet and scholar (d. 1572)
1451
James III of Scotland (d. 1488)
1419
Emperor Go-Hanazono of Japan (d. 1471)

Deaths On This Day

2018
Henry Morgenthau III, American author and television producer (b. 1917)
2016
Katharina Focke, German politician (b. 1922)
2015
Roger Rees, Welsh-American actor and director (b. 1944)
2015
Omar Sharif, Egyptian actor (b. 1932)
2015
Jon Vickers, Canadian tenor (b. 1926)
2014
Robert C. Broomfield, American lawyer and judge (b. 1933)
2014
Juozas Kazickas, Lithuanian-American businessman and philanthropist (b. 1918)
2014
Paul G. Risser, American ecologist and academic (b. 1939)
2014
Zohra Sehgal, Indian actress, dancer, and choreographer (b. 1912)
2014
Gloria Schweigerdt, American baseball player (b. 1934)
2013
Philip Caldwell, American businessman (b. 1920)
2013
Józef Gara, Polish poet and linguist (b. 1929)
2013
Concha García Campoy, Spanish journalist (b. 1958)
2013
Caroline Duby Glassman, American lawyer and jurist (b. 1922)
2013
Ku Ok-hee, South Korean golfer (b. 1956)
2013
Gokulananda Mahapatra, Indian author and academic (b. 1922)
2012
Dolphy, Filipino actor, singer, and producer (b. 1928)
2012
Peter Kyros, American lawyer and politician (b. 1925)
2012
Berthe Meijer, German-Dutch journalist and author (b. 1938)
2012
Fritz Langanke, German lieutenant (b. 1919)
2012
Viktor Suslin, Russian-German composer (b. 1942)
2011
Pierrette Alarie, Canadian soprano and educator (b. 1921)
2011
Roland Petit, French dancer and choreographer (b. 1924)
2008
Hiroaki Aoki, Japanese-American wrestler and businessman, founded Benihana (b. 1938)
2008
Mike Souchak, American golfer (b. 1927)
2007
Doug Marlette, American cartoonist and author (b. 1949)
2006
Shamil Basayev, Chechen terrorist rebel leader (b. 1965)
2005
A. J. Quinnell, English author (b. 1940)
2004
Pati Behrs, Russian-American ballerina and actress (b. 1922)
2003
Winston Graham, English author (b. 1908)
2003
Hartley Shawcross, Baron Shawcross, German-English lawyer and politician, Attorney General for England and Wales (b. 1902)
2002
Jean-Pierre Côté, Canadian politician, 23rd Lieutenant Governor of Quebec (b. 1926)
2002
Evangelos Florakis, Greek general (b. 1943)
2002
Laurence Janifer, American author (b. 1933)
2000
Vakkom Majeed, Indian journalist and politician (b. 1909)
1996
Eno Raud, Estonian author (b. 1928)
1995
Mehmet Ali Aybar, Turkish lawyer and politician (b. 1908)
1993
Ruth Krauss, American author and poet (b. 1901)
1993
Sam Rolfe, American screenwriter and producer (b. 1924)
1989
Mel Blanc, American voice actor (b. 1908)
1987
John Hammond, American record producer, critic, and activist (b. 1910)
1986
Tadeusz Piotrowski, Polish mountaineer and author (b. 1940)
1985
Fernando Pereira, Dutch photographer (b. 1950)
1980
Joseph Krumgold, American author and screenwriter (b. 1908)
1979
Arthur Fiedler, American conductor (b. 1894)
1978
John D. Rockefeller III, American businessman and philanthropist, founded the Asia Society (b. 1906)
1972
Lovie Austin, American pianist, composer, and bandleader (b. 1887)
1971
Laurent Dauthuille, French boxer (b. 1924)
1971
George Kenner, German-American painter and illustrator (b. 1888)
1970
Bjarni Benediktsson, Icelandic academic and politician, 13th Prime Minister of Iceland (b. 1908)
1963
Teddy Wakelam, English rugby player and sportscaster (b. 1893)
1962
Yehuda Leib Maimon, Israeli rabbi and politician (b. 1875)
1960
Sæbjørn Buttedahl, Norwegian actor and sculptor (b. 1876)
1956
Joe Giard, American baseball player (b. 1898)
1954
Calogero Vizzini, Italian mob boss (b. 1877)
1952
Rued Langgaard, Danish organist and composer (b. 1893)
1950
Richard Maury, American-Argentinian engineer (b. 1882)
1941
Jelly Roll Morton, American pianist, composer, and bandleader (b. 1890)
1941
Huntley Wright, English actor (b. 1868)
1929
Ève Lavallière, French actress (b. 1866)
1920
John Fisher, 1st Baron Fisher, British admiral (b. 1841)
1915
Hendrik Willem Mesdag, Dutch painter (b. 1831)
1908
Phoebe Knapp, American organist and composer (b. 1839)
1884
Paul Morphy, American chess player (b. 1837)
1881
Georg Hermann Nicolai, German architect and academic (b. 1812)
1863
Clement Clarke Moore, American author and educator (b. 1779)
1851
Louis Daguerre, French photographer and physicist, invented the daguerreotype (b. 1787)
1806
George Stubbs, English painter and academic (b. 1724)
1794
Gaspard de Bernard de Marigny, French general (b. 1754)
1776
Richard Peters, English lawyer and minister (b. 1704)
1686
John Fell, English bishop and academic (b. 1625)
1683
François Eudes de Mézeray, French historian and author (b. 1610)
1680
Louis Moréri, French priest and scholar (b. 1643)
1653
Gabriel Naudé, French librarian and scholar (b. 1600)
1621
Charles Bonaventure de Longueval, French commander (b. 1571)
1603
Joan Terès i Borrull, Spanish archbishop and academic (b. 1538)
1594
Paolo Bellasio, Italian organist and composer (b. 1554)
1590
Charles II, archduke of Austria (b. 1540)
1584
William I, Dutch nobleman (b. 1533)
1559
Henry II, king of France (b. 1519)
1510
Catherine Cornaro, queen of Cyprus (b. 1454)
1480
René of Anjou, French nobleman (b. 1400)
1473
James II, king of Cyprus
1461
Thomas, king of Bosnia (b. 1411)
1460
Humphrey Stafford, 1st Duke of Buckingham, English commander and politician, Lord High Constable of England (b. 1402)
1460
John Talbot, 2nd Earl of Shrewsbury, English nobleman (b. c. 1413)
1290
Ladislaus IV, king of Hungaria (b. 1262)
1103
Eric I, king of Denmark (b. 1060)
1086
Canute IV, king of Denmark (b. 1043)
994
Leopold I, margrave of Austria
983
Benedict VII, pope of the Catholic Church
831
Zubaidah bint Ja`far, Abbasid Princess
772
Amalberga of Temse, Frankish noblewoman
649
Tai Zong, Chinese emperor (b. 598)
645
Soga no Iruka, Japanese politician
138
Hadrian, Roman emperor (b. 76)