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On This Day in History:  July 20

July 20 is the 201st day of the year (202nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 164 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2018
Man busts through store roof, steals lottery tickets. A thief looking for some good luck busted through the roof of a grocery store and took hundreds of dollars worth of lottery tickets on Wednesday.
2017
California winner of $447 million Powerball lottery jackpot claims prize. The winner of the 10th largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history has finally come forward to claim their prize, more than a month after winning the $447.8 million Powerball lottery jackpot.
2016
Pennsylvania lottery winners now subject to state tax on prizes. The small number of states that don't tax lottery prizes has just shrunk by one state.
2015
Former lottery security employee guilty of rigging $14.3M drawing. Jurors convicted a former Iowa lottery security official of two counts of fraud Monday for rigging a Hot Lotto drawing to win $14.3 million.
2014
Some lottery winning streaks have defied belief. The Massachusetts Lottery suspects the Brudnicks may be 'Ten Percenters,' people who claim others’ prizes for a fee. It’s a long-obvious problem the state has done little to stop.
2013
Record Florida Powerball winner buys $1.175 million home. Records show that the USA's single-biggest lottery winner has traded her former rental unit in for a 6,322-square-foot, five-bedroom home in Glen Kernan Country Club, a gated golf course community in southeast Jacksonville.
2012
12 arrested in conspiracy to rig Mexico lottery drawing. Twelve people, including four public employees, are accused of attempting to embezzle 160 million pesos ($12.1 million) from Mexico's national lottery, authorities said.
2012
Georgia Lottery approves online ticket sales. Georgia Lottery officials approved for the first time Thursday an online ticket system, with sales to the public set to begin as soon as November.
2011
Minnesota Lottery resumes ticket sales Thursday. After being shut down for nearly three weeks due to a state government budget impasse, the Minnesota Lottery will begin selling lottery tickets again, starting Thursday, July 21.
2010
Canada's new online gambling website may have been hacked. British Columbians' personal information may have been compromised when the government's online gambling website crashed last week.
2010
Refreshingly candid: Ga. Lottery chief discusses future game plans. Georgia Lottery chief Margaret DeFrancisco talks about some ideas on the horizon for the Georgia Lottery and other states.
2010
N.C. Lottery grows despite recession. The North Carolina Education Lottery hit the jackpot with its budget this year, significantly increasing funding for salaries and benefits despite uncertain economic times that have stalled similar line items at many private-sector firms and government agencies.
2009
Lotto machine rejects winning ticket. In South Africa, a Durban woman has asked Lotto operator Gidani to investigate its scanning machines after her winning ticket was declared invalid.
2005
Massachusetts lottery ticket recycling program successful. A program for recycling non-winning lottery tickets is paying off big for Westboro, Mass.-based recycler E.L. Harvey and Sons and the Massachusetts State Lottery.
2005
Washington woman, down on her luck, wins lottery jackpot. Hoping to cheer herself up from life's problems, a Washington woman bought a Lotto ticket that turned out to be a $2.6 million winner.
2005
Former Texas Lottery employee indicted in scam. A former employee of the Texas Lottery Commission has been indicted for allegedly defrauding retailers who applied to become Texas Lottery vendors.
2005
Spain detains 295 people in lottery scam. Spanish police have detained 295 West Africans on charges of attempting to swindle money from thousands of people by claiming they had won in a Nigerian lottery, radio reports said on Wednesday.
2005
N.D. couple cashes state's first lottery jackpot ticket. A Walsh County couple cashed North Dakota's first lottery jackpot ticket, a $420,094 prize in the Wild Card 2 game, Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem said.
2005
Georgia lottery players take 'Mega Road Trip'. Eleven lucky Georgia Lottery players boarded a flight on Monday to travel from the Peach State to the Golden State with the Georgia Lottery's Mega Road Trip promotion.
2005
Judge rules lottery cash split properly. A judge in Memphis, Tennessee has ruled in favor of a Memphis man in a dispute with his wife over a lottery jackpot.
2004
Woman wins $1 million on Powerball lottery TV Show. Betty Davey from Duluth, Minnesota won the $1,005,027 grand prize Sunday night on the "Powerball Instant Millionaire" TV game show.
2004
Minnesota Lottery posts record $100 million profit. Seven months after a critical audit report and the suicide of its director plunged it into turmoil, the Minnesota State Lottery posted a record contribution to the state for the fiscal year 2004 -- $100 million.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$433 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jul 20, 2018
2.$361 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
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Jul 20, 2016
3.$248 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jul 21, 2017
4.€192 Million
US$215.65 Million
Draw Date
Jul 20, 2019
5.$205 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
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Jul 22, 2017
6.$170 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
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Jul 22, 2005
7.$168 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
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Jul 23, 2019
8.$152 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
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Jul 21, 2015
9.$141 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
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Jul 20, 2013
10.$130 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
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Jul 21, 2018
11.$125 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
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Jul 22, 1998
11.$125 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
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Jul 22, 2008
13.€101 Million
US$123.15 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jul 20, 2012
14.€110.83 Million
US$122.15 Million
Draw Date
Jul 21, 2016
15.€96 Million
US$116.92 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jul 22, 2005
16.$116 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
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Jul 22, 2006
17.$110 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 21, 2012
18.€72.7 Million
US$84.18 Million
Draw Date
Jul 20, 2017
19.$80 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 22, 2015
20.€70.54 Million
US$77.56 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
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Jul 22, 2016
21.$76 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 20, 2011
22.$74 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
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Jul 22, 2009
23.$72 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
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Jul 21, 2007
24.$65 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 22, 2000
25.$63 Million
California
SuperLotto Plus
Draw Date
Jul 20, 2019

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1984
Friday, Jul 20, 1984
35 years old
1971
Tuesday, Jul 20, 1971
48 years old
1971
Tuesday, Jul 20, 1971
48 years old
1968
Saturday, Jul 20, 1968
51 years old
1966
Wednesday, Jul 20, 1966
53 years old
1964
Monday, Jul 20, 1964
55 years old
1962
Friday, Jul 20, 1962
57 years old
1959
Monday, Jul 20, 1959
60 years old
1957
Saturday, Jul 20, 1957
62 years old
1949
Wednesday, Jul 20, 1949
70 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day

2017
O. J. Simpson is granted parole to be released from prison after serving nine years of a 33-year sentence after being convicted of armed robbery in Las Vegas.
2015
A huge explosion in the mostly Kurdish border town of Suruç, Turkey, targeting the Socialist Youth Associations Federation, kills at least 31 people and injures over 100.
2015
The United States and Cuba resume full diplomatic relations after five decades.
2013
Seventeen government soldiers are killed in an attack by FARC revolutionaries in the Colombian department of Arauca.
2012
James Holmes opened fire at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, killing 12 and injuring 70 others.
2005
The Civil Marriage Act legalizes same-sex marriage in Canada.
1999
The Chinese Communist Party begins a persecution campaign against Falun Gong, arresting thousands nationwide.
1997
The fully restored USS Constitution (a.k.a. Old Ironsides) celebrates its 200th birthday by setting sail for the first time in 116 years.
1992
Václav Havel resigns as president of Czechoslovakia.
1989
Burma's ruling junta puts opposition leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi under house arrest.
1985
The government of Aruba passes legislation to secede from the Netherlands Antilles.
1982
Hyde Park and Regent's Park bombings: The Provisional IRA detonates two bombs in Hyde Park and Regent's Park in central London, killing eight soldiers, wounding forty-seven people, and leading to the deaths of seven horses.
1977
The Central Intelligence Agency releases documents under the Freedom of Information Act revealing it had engaged in mind-control experiments.
1977
The Johnstown flood of 1977 kills 84 people and causes millions of dollars in damages.
1976
The American Viking 1 lander successfully lands on Mars.
1974
Turkish invasion of Cyprus: Forces from Turkey invade Cyprus after a coup d'état, organised by the dictator of Greece, against president Makarios.
1973
Bruce Lee, the famous Chinese actor and martial-arts expert, dies in Los Angeles at age 32 from a brain edema possibly caused by a reaction to a prescription painkiller.
1969
Apollo program: Apollo 11's crew successfully makes the first manned landing on the Moon in the Sea of Tranquility. Americans Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin become the first humans to walk on the Moon six and a half hours later.
1969
A cease fire is announced between Honduras and El Salvador, six days after the beginning of the "Football War".
1968
The first International Special Olympics Summer Games are held at Soldier Field in Chicago, with about 1,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities.
1964
Vietnam War: Viet Cong forces attack the capital of Định Tường Province, Cái Bè, killing 11 South Vietnamese military personnel and 40 civilians (30 of whom are children).
1961
French military forces break the Tunisian siege of Bizerte.
1960
Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) elects Sirimavo Bandaranaike Prime Minister, the world's first elected female head of government.
1960
The Polaris missile is successfully launched from a submarine, the USS George Washington, for the first time.
1954
Germany: Otto John, head of West Germany's secret service, defects to East Germany.
1951
King Abdullah I of Jordan is assassinated by a Palestinian while attending Friday prayers in Jerusalem.
1950
Cold War: In Philadelphia, Harry Gold pleads guilty to spying for the Soviet Union by passing secrets from atomic scientist Klaus Fuchs.
1949
Israel and Syria sign a truce to end their nineteen-month war.
1944
World War II: Adolf Hitler survives an assassination attempt led by German Army Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg.
1941
Soviet leader Joseph Stalin consolidates the Commissariats of Home Affairs and National Security to form the NKVD and names Lavrentiy Beria its chief.
1940
Denmark leaves the League of Nations.
1940
California opens its first freeway, the Arroyo Seco Parkway.
1938
The United States Department of Justice files suit in New York City against the motion picture industry charging violations of the Sherman Antitrust Act in regards to the studio system. The case would eventually result in a break-up of the industry in 1948.
1936
The Montreux Convention is signed in Switzerland, authorizing Turkey to fortify the Dardanelles and Bosphorus but guaranteeing free passage to ships of all nations in peacetime.
1935
Switzerland: A Royal Dutch Airlines plane en route from Milan to Frankfurt crashes into a Swiss mountain, killing thirteen.
1934
Labor unrest in the U.S.: Police in Minneapolis fire upon striking truck drivers, during the Minneapolis Teamsters Strike of 1934, killing two and wounding sixty-seven.
1934
West Coast waterfront strike: In Seattle, police fire tear gas on and club 2,000 striking longshoremen. The governor of Oregon calls out the National Guard to break a strike on the Portland docks.
1932
In the Preußenschlag ("Prussian coup"), German President Paul von Hindenburg dissolves the government of Prussia
1922
The League of Nations awards mandates of Togoland to France and Tanganyika to the United Kingdom.
1920
The Greek Army takes control of Silivri after Greece is awarded the city by the Paris Peace Conference; by 1923 Greece effectively lost control to the Turks.
1917
World War I: The Corfu Declaration, which leads to the creation of the post-war Kingdom of Yugoslavia, is signed by the Yugoslav Committee and Kingdom of Serbia.
1903
The Ford Motor Company ships its first automobile.
1885
The Football Association legalizes professionalism in association football under pressure from the British Football Association.
1871
British Columbia joins the confederation of Canada.
1866
Austro-Prussian War: Battle of Lissa: The Austrian Navy, led by Admiral Wilhelm von Tegetthoff, defeats the Italian Navy near the island of Vis in the Adriatic Sea.
1864
American Civil War: Battle of Peachtree Creek: Near Atlanta, Georgia, Confederate forces led by General John Bell Hood unsuccessfully attack Union troops under General William T. Sherman.
1848
The first Women's Rights Convention in Seneca Falls, New York, a two-day event, concludes.
1831
Seneca and Shawnee people agree to relinquish their land in western Ohio for 60,000 acres west of the Mississippi River.
1810
Citizens of Bogotá, New Granada declare independence from Spain.
1807
Nicéphore Niépce is awarded a patent by Napoleon for the Pyréolophore, the world's first internal combustion engine, after it successfully powered a boat upstream on the river Saône in France.
1799
Tekle Giyorgis I begins his first of six reigns as Emperor of Ethiopia.
1738
Canadian explorer Pierre Gaultier de Varennes et de La Vérendrye reaches the western shore of Lake Michigan.
1592
During the first Japanese invasion of Korea, Japanese forces led by Toyotomi Hideyoshi captured Pyongyang, although they were ultimately unable to hold it.
1402
Ottoman-Timurid Wars: Battle of Ankara: Timur, ruler of Timurid Empire, defeats forces of the Ottoman Empire sultan Bayezid I.
1398
The Battle of Kellistown was fought on this day between the forces of the English led by Roger Mortimer, 4th Earl of March against the O'Byrnes and O'Tooles under the command of Art Óg mac Murchadha Caomhánach, the most powerful Chieftain in Leinster.
1225
Treaty of San Germano is signed at San Germano between Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II and Pope Gregory IX. A Dominican named Guala is responsible for the negotiations.
1189
Richard I of England officially invested as Duke of Normandy.
911
Rollo lays siege to Chartres.
792
Kardam of Bulgaria defeats Byzantine Emperor Constantine VI at the Battle of Marcellae.
AD 70
Siege of Jerusalem: Titus, son of emperor Vespasian, storms the Fortress of Antonia north of the Temple Mount. The Roman army is drawn into street fights with the Zealots.

Births On This Day

1996
Ben Simmons, Australian basketball player
1995
Moses Leota, New Zealand rugby league player
1993
Steven Adams, New Zealand basketball player
1991
Chiyoshōma Fujio, Mongolian sumo wrestler
1991
Ryan James, Australian rugby league player
1991
Kira Kazantsev, Miss America 2015
1991
Philipp Reiter, German mountaineer and runner
1991
Merxat, Chinese actor
1990
Lars Unnerstall, German footballer
1989
Javier Cortés, Mexican footballer
1989
Cristian Pasquato, Italian footballer
1988
Julianne Hough, American singer-songwriter, actress, and dancer
1988
Stephen Strasburg, American baseball player
1988
Shahram Mahmoudi, Iranian volleyball player
1987
Nicola Benedetti, Scottish violinist
1987
Niall McGinn, Irish footballer
1986
Osric Chau, Canadian actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1985
John Francis Daley, American actor and screenwriter
1985
David Mundy, Australian footballer
1984
Alexi Casilla, Dominican baseball player
1984
Matt Gilroy, American ice hockey player
1982
Antoine Vermette, Canadian ice hockey player
1981
Viktoria Ladõnskaja, Estonian journalist and politician
1980
Tesfaye Bramble, English-Montserratian footballer
1980
Gisele Bündchen, Brazilian model, fashionista, and businesswoman
1979
Miklós Fehér, Hungarian footballer (d. 2004)
1979
Charlotte Hatherley, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
1979
David Ortega, Spanish swimmer
1978
Pavel Datsyuk, Russian ice hockey player
1978
Will Solomon, American basketball player
1978
Elliott Yamin, American singer-songwriter
1978
Ieva Zunda, Latvian runner and hurdler
1977
Kiki Musampa, Congolese footballer
1977
Yves Niaré, French shot putter (d. 2012)
1977
Alessandro Santos, Brazilian-Japanese footballer
1976
Erica Hill, American journalist
1976
Debashish Mohanty, Indian cricketer and coach
1976
Andrew Stockdale, Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist
1976
Alex Yoong, Malaysian race car driver
1975
Ray Allen, American basketball player and actor
1975
Judy Greer, American actress and producer
1975
Erik Hagen, Norwegian footballer
1975
Birgitta Ohlsson, Swedish journalist and politician, 5th Swedish Minister for European Union Affairs
1975
Jason Raize, American singer and actor
1975
Yusuf Şimşek, Turkish footballer and manager
1973
Omar Epps, American actor
1973
Haakon, Crown Prince of Norway
1973
Peter Forsberg, Swedish ice hockey player and manager
1973
Nixon McLean, Caribbean cricketer
1973
Roberto Orci, Mexican-American screenwriter and producer
1973
Claudio Reyna, American soccer player
1972
Jamie Ainscough, Australian rugby league player
1972
Jozef Stümpel, Slovak ice hockey player
1972
Erik Ullenhag, Swedish jurist and politician
1972
Vitamin C, American singer-songwriter
1971
Charles Johnson, American baseball player
1971
Sandra Oh, Canadian actress
1969
Josh Holloway, American actor
1969
Kreso Kovacec, Croatian-German footballer
1969
Giovanni Lombardi, Italian cyclist
1969
Joon Park, South Korean-American singer
1969
Tobi Vail, American singer and guitarist
1968
Jimmy Carson, American ice hockey player
1968
Hami Mandıralı, Turkish footballer and manager
1968
Kool G Rap, American hip-hop artist
1967
Courtney Taylor-Taylor, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1966
Stone Gossard, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1966
Enrique Peña Nieto, Mexican lawyer and politician, 57th President of Mexico
1965
Jess Walter, American journalist and author
1964
Chris Cornell, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2017)
1964
Terri Irwin, American-Australian zoologist and author
1964
Sebastiano Rossi, Italian footballer
1964
Bernd Schneider, German race car driver
1963
Frank Whaley, American actor, director, and screenwriter
1962
Carlos Alazraqui, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
1962
Giovanna Amati, Italian race car driver
1962
Julie Bindel, English journalist, author, and academic
1961
Óscar Elías Biscet, Cuban physician and activist, founded the Lawton Foundation
1960
Claudio Langes, Italian race car driver
1960
Prvoslav Vujčić, Serbian-Canadian poet and philosopher
1960
Sudesh Berry, Indian actor
1959
Radney Foster, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1958
Mick MacNeil, Scottish keyboard player and songwriter
1956
Paul Cook, English drummer
1956
Thomas N'Kono, Cameroonian footballer
1956
Jim Prentice, Canadian lawyer and politician, 16th Premier of Alberta (d. 2016)
1955
Desmond Douglas, Jamaican-English table tennis player
1955
René-Daniel Dubois, Canadian actor and playwright
1955
Jem Finer, English banjo player and songwriter
1954
Moira Harris, American actress
1954
Jay Jay French, American guitarist and producer
1953
Dave Evans, Welsh-Australian singer-songwriter
1953
Thomas Friedman, American journalist and author
1953
Marcia Hines, American-Australian singer and actress
1951
Jeff Rawle, English actor and screenwriter
1950
Edward Leigh, English lawyer and politician
1948
Muse Watson, American actor and producer
1947
Gerd Binnig, German physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
1947
Carlos Santana, Mexican-American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1946
Randal Kleiser, American actor, director, and producer
1945
Kim Carnes, American singer-songwriter
1945
Larry Craig, American soldier and politician
1945
John Lodge, English singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer
1945
Bo Rein, American football player and coach (d. 1980)
1944
Mel Daniels, American basketball player and coach (d. 2015)
1944
W. Cary Edwards, American politician (d. 2010)
1944
Olivier de Kersauson, French sailor
1944
T. G. Sheppard, American country music singer-songwriter
1943
Chris Amon, New Zealand race car driver (d. 2016)
1943
Bob McNab, English footballer
1943
Adrian Păunescu, Romanian poet, journalist, and politician (d. 2010)
1943
Wendy Richard, English actress (d. 2009)
1942
Pete Hamilton, American race car driver
1941
Don Chuy, American football player (d. 2014)
1941
Periklis Korovesis, Greek author and journalist
1941
Kurt Raab, German actor, screenwriter, and production designer (d. 1988)
1939
Judy Chicago, American painter and sculptor
1938
Deniz Baykal, Turkish lawyer and politician, Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey
1938
Roger Hunt, English footballer
1938
Tony Oliva, Cuban-American baseball player and coach
1938
Diana Rigg, English actress
1938
Natalie Wood, American actress (d. 1981)
1936
Alistair MacLeod, Canadian novelist and short story writer (d. 2014)
1936
Barbara Mikulski, American social worker and politician
1935
Peter Palumbo, Baron Palumbo, English businessman and art collector
1933
Buddy Knox, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1999)
1933
Cormac McCarthy, American novelist, playwright, and screenwriter
1933
Rex Williams, English snooker player
1932
Nam June Paik, American artist (d. 2006)
1932
Otto Schily, German lawyer and politician, German Minister of the Interior
1931
Tony Marsh, English race car driver (d. 2009)
1930
Giannis Agouris, Greek journalist and author (d. 2006)
1930
Chuck Daly, American basketball player and coach (d. 2009)
1930
William H. Goetzmann, American historian and author (d. 2010)
1930
Sally Ann Howes, English-American singer and actress
1929
Hazel Hawke, Australian social worker and pianist, 23rd Spouse of the Prime Minister of Australia (d. 2013)
1929
Mike Ilitch, American businessman, co-founded Little Caesars (d. 2017)
1929
Rajendra Kumar, Pakistani-Indian actor and producer (d. 1999)
1929
David Tonkin, Australian politician, 38th Premier of South Australia (d. 2000)
1928
Józef Czyrek, Polish economist and politician, Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs (d. 2013)
1928
Belaid Abdessalam, Prime Minister of Algeria
1927
Barbara Bergmann, American economist and academic (d. 2015)
1927
Heather Chasen, English actress
1927
Michael Gielen, Austrian conductor and composer
1927
Ian P. Howard, English-Canadian psychologist and academic (d. 2013)
1925
Jacques Delors, French economist and politician, 8th President of the European Commission
1925
Frantz Fanon, French-Algerian psychiatrist and philosopher (d. 1961)
1924
Lola Albright, American actress and singer (d. 2017)
1924
Thomas Berger, American author and playwright (d. 2014)
1924
Mort Garson, Canadian-American songwriter and composer (d. 2008)
1923
Stanisław Albinowski, Polish economist and journalist (d. 2005)
1922
Alan Stephenson Boyd, American lawyer and politician, 1st United States Secretary of Transportation
1921
Henri Alleg, English-French journalist and author (d. 2013)
1920
Elliot Richardson, American lieutenant and politician, 11th United States Secretary of Defense (d. 1999)
1919
Edmund Hillary, New Zealand mountaineer and explorer (d. 2008)
1919
Jacquemine Charrott Lodwidge, English writer
1918
Cindy Walker, American singer-songwriter and dancer (d. 2006)
1914
Dobri Dobrev, Bulgarian philanthropist (d. 2018)
1914
Charilaos Florakis, Greek politician (d. 2005)
1914
Ersilio Tonini, Italian cardinal (d. 2013)
1912
George Johnston, Australian journalist and author (d. 1970)
1911
Baqa Jilani, Indian cricketer (d. 1941)
1911
José Zabala-Santos, Filipino author and illustrator (d. 1985)
1910
Vilém Tauský, Czech-English conductor and composer (d. 2004)
1909
Eric Rowan, South African cricketer (d. 1993)
1905
Joseph Levis, American foil fencer (d. 2005)
1902
Leonidas Berry, American gastroenterologist (d. 1995)
1901
Vehbi Koç, Turkish businessman and philanthropist, founded Koç Holding (d. 1996)
1901
Eugenio Lopez Sr., Filipino businessman and founder of the Lopez Group of Companies (d. 1975)
1901
Heinie Manush, American baseball player and manager (d. 1971)
1900
Maurice Leyland, English cricketer and coach (d. 1967)
1897
Tadeusz Reichstein, Polish-Swiss chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1996)
1895
László Moholy-Nagy, Hungarian painter, photographer, and sculptor (d. 1946)
1893
George Llewelyn Davies, English soldier (d. 1915)
1890
Verna Felton, American actress (d. 1966)
1890
Julie Vinter Hansen, Danish-Swiss astronomer and academic (d. 1960)
1890
Giorgio Morandi, Italian painter (d. 1964)
1889
John Reith, 1st Baron Reith, Scottish broadcaster, co-founded BBC (d. 1971)
1882
Olga Hahn-Neurath, Austrian mathematician and philosopher (d. 1937)
1877
Tom Crean, Irish sailor and explorer (d. 1938)
1876
Otto Blumenthal, German mathematician and academic (d. 1944)
1873
Alberto Santos-Dumont, Brazilian pilot (d. 1932)
1868
Miron Cristea, Romanian cleric and politician, 38th Prime Minister of Romania (d. 1939)
1864
Erik Axel Karlfeldt, Swedish poet, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1931)
1864
Ruggero Oddi, Italian physiologist and anatomist (d. 1913)
1854
Philomène Belliveau, Canadian artist (d. 1940)
1852
Theo Heemskerk, Dutch lawyer and politician, Prime Minister of the Netherlands (d. 1932)
1849
Robert Anderson Van Wyck, American lawyer and politician, 91st Mayor of New York City (d. 1918)
1847
Max Liebermann, German painter and academic (d. 1935)
1838
Augustin Daly, American playwright and manager (d. 1899)
1838
William Paine Lord, American lawyer and politician, 9th Governor of Oregon (d. 1911)
1838
Sir George Trevelyan, 2nd Baronet, English civil servant and politician, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (d. 1928)
1822
Gregor Mendel, Austro-German monk, geneticist and botanist (d. 1884)
1804
Richard Owen, English biologist, anatomist, and paleontologist (d. 1892)
1789
Mahmud II, Ottoman sultan (d. 1839)
1774
Auguste de Marmont, French general (d. 1852)
1762
Jakob Haibel, Austrian tenor and composer (d. 1826)
1757
Garsevan Chavchavadze, Georgian politician and diplomat (d. 1811)
1754
Antoine Destutt de Tracy, French philosopher and academic (d. 1836)
1649
William Bentinck, 1st Earl of Portland (d. 1709)
1620
Nikolaes Heinsius the Elder, Dutch poet and scholar (d. 1681)
1601
Robert Wallop, English politician (d. 1667)
1592
Johan Björnsson Printz, governor of New Sweden (d. 1663)
1591
Anne Hutchinson, English Puritan preacher (d. 1643)
1583
Alban Roe, English Benedictine martyr (d. 1642)
1537
Arnaud d'Ossat, French cardinal (d. 1604)
1519
Pope Innocent IX (d. 1591)
1470
John Bourchier, 1st Earl of Bath, English noble (d. 1539)
1346
Margaret, Countess of Pembroke, daughter of King Edward III of England (d. 1361)
1313
John Tiptoft, 2nd Baron Tibetot (d. 1367)
1304
Petrarch, Italian poet and scholar (d. 1374)
682
Taichō, Japanese monk and scholar (d. 767)
647
Yazid I, Arabian caliph (d. 683)
356 BC
Alexander the Great, Macedonian king (d. 323 BC)

Deaths On This Day

2017
Chester Bennington, American singer (b. 1976)
2016
Radu Beligan, Romanian actor, director, and essayist (b. 1918)
2015
Wayne Carson, American singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1943)
2015
Fred Else, English footballer and manager (b. 1933)
2015
Dieter Moebius, Swiss-German keyboard player and producer (b. 1944)
2014
Victor G. Atiyeh, American businessman and politician, 32nd Governor of Oregon (b. 1923)
2014
Constantin Lucaci, Romanian sculptor and educator (b. 1923)
2014
Bob McNamara, American football player (b. 1931)
2014
Klaus Schmidt, German archaeologist and academic (b. 1953)
2013
Pierre Fabre, French pharmacist and businessman, founded Laboratoires Pierre Fabre (b. 1926)
2013
Khurshed Alam Khan, Indian politician, 2nd Governor of Goa (b. 1919)
2013
Augustus Rowe, Canadian physician and politician (b. 1920)
2013
Helen Thomas, American journalist and author (b. 1920)
2012
Alastair Burnet, English journalist (b. 1928)
2012
Jack Davis, American hurdler (b. 1930)
2012
José Hermano Saraiva, Portuguese historian, jurist, and politician, Portuguese Minister of Education (b. 1919)
2011
Lucian Freud, German-English painter and illustrator (b. 1922)
2009
Vedat Okyar, Turkish footballer (b. 1945)
2009
Mark Rosenzweig, American psychologist and academic (b. 1922)
2008
Artie Traum, American guitarist, songwriter, and producer (b. 1943)
2007
Tammy Faye Messner, American Christian evangelist and talk show host (b. 1942)
2006
Ted Grant, South African-English theorist and activist (b. 1913)
2006
Gérard Oury, French actor, director, and producer (b. 1919)
2005
James Doohan, Canadian-American actor (b. 1920)
2005
Finn Gustavsen, Norwegian journalist and politician (b. 1926)
2005
Kayo Hatta, American director and cinematographer (b. 1958)
2004
Lala Mara, Fijian politician (b. 1931)
2004
Valdemaras Martinkėnas, Lithuanian footballer and coach (b. 1965)
2003
Nicolas Freeling, English author (b. 1927)
2002
Michalis Kritikopoulos, Greek footballer (b. 1946)
1999
Sandra Gould, American actress (b. 1916)
1998
June Byers, American wrestler (b. 1922)
1997
M. E. H. Maharoof, Sri Lankan politician (b. 1939)
1994
Paul Delvaux, Belgian painter (b. 1897)
1993
Vince Foster, American lawyer and political figure (b. 1945)
1990
Herbert Turner Jenkins, American police officer (b. 1907)
1989
Forrest H. Anderson, American judge and politician, 17th Governor of Montana (b. 1913)
1987
Robert S. Arbib Jr., American ornithologist, writer and conservationist (b. 1915)
1987
Richard Egan, American soldier and actor (b. 1921)
1983
Frank Reynolds, American soldier and journalist (b. 1923)
1981
Kostas Choumis, Greek-Romanian footballer (b. 1913)
1980
Maria Martinez, San Ildefonso Pueblo (Native American) potter (b. 1887)
1977
Gary Kellgren, American record producer, co-founded Record Plant (b. 1939)
1976
Joseph Rochefort, American captain and cryptanalyst (b. 1900)
1974
Allen Jenkins, American actor and singer (b. 1900)
1974
Kamal Dasgupta, Bengali music director, composer and folk artist. (b. 1912)
1973
Bruce Lee, American actor and martial artist (b. 1940)
1973
Robert Smithson, American photographer and sculptor (b. 1938)
1972
Geeta Dutt, Indian singer and actress (b. 1930)
1970
Iain Macleod, English journalist and politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer (b. 1913)
1968
Bray Hammond, American historian and author (b. 1886)
1965
Batukeshwar Dutt, Indian activist (b. 1910)
1959
William D. Leahy, American admiral and diplomat, United States Ambassador to France (b. 1875)
1956
James Alexander Calder, Canadian educator and politician, Canadian Minister of Militia and Defence (b. 1868)
1955
Calouste Gulbenkian, Armenian businessman and philanthropist (b. 1869)
1953
Dumarsais Estimé, Haitian lawyer and politician, 33rd President of Haiti (b. 1900)
1953
Jan Struther, English author and hymn-writer (b. 1901)
1951
Abdullah I, king of Jordan (b. 1882)
1945
Paul Valéry, French author and poet (b. 1871)
1944
Ludwig Beck, German general (b. 1880)
1941
Lew Fields, American actor and producer (b. 1867)
1937
Olga Hahn-Neurath, Austrian mathematician and philosopher from the Vienna Circle (b. 1882)
1937
Guglielmo Marconi, Italian physicist and engineer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1874)
1932
René Bazin, French author and academic (b. 1853)
1928
Kostas Karyotakis, Greek poet and author (b. 1896)
1927
Ferdinand I, king of Romania (b. 1865)
1926
Felix Dzerzhinsky, Russian educator and politician (b. 1877)
1923
Pancho Villa, Mexican general and politician, Governor of Chihuahua (b. 1878)
1922
Andrey Markov, Russian mathematician and theorist (b. 1856)
1910
Anderson Dawson, Australian politician, 14th Premier of Queensland (b. 1863)
1908
Demetrius Vikelas, Greek businessman and author (b. 1835)
1908
Karl Bernhard Zoeppritz, German geophysicist and seismologist (b. 1881)
1903
Leo XIII, pope of the Catholic Church (b. 1810)
1901
William Cosmo Monkhouse, English poet and critic (b. 1840)
1897
Jean Ingelow, English poet and author (b. 1820)
1866
Bernhard Riemann, German mathematician and academic (b. 1826)
1816
Gavrila Derzhavin, Russian poet and politician (b. 1743)
1752
Johann Christoph Pepusch, German-English composer and theorist (b. 1667)
1704
Peregrine White, English-American farmer and soldier (b. 1620)
1616
Hugh O'Neill, Earl of Tyrone, Irish nobleman and rebel soldier (b. 1550)
1600
William More, English courtier (b. 1520)
1526
García Jofre de Loaísa, Spanish explorer (b. 1490)
1524
Claude, queen consort of France (b. 1499)
1514
György Dózsa, Transylvanian peasant revolt leader (b. 1470)
1454
John II, king of Castile and León (b. 1405)
1453
Enguerrand de Monstrelet, French historian and author (b. 1400)
1398
Roger Mortimer, 4th Earl of March, Welsh nobleman (b. 1374)
1387
Robert IV, French nobleman (b. 1356)
1332
Thomas Randolph, 1st Earl of Moray, regent of Scotland
1320
Oshin, king of Armenia (b. 1282)
1156
Toba, emperor of Japan (b. 1103)
1031
Robert II, king of France (b. 972)
985
Boniface VII, antipope of Rome
833
Ansegisus, Frankish abbot and saint
518
Amantius, Byzantine grand chamberlain and Monophysite martyr