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On This Day in History:  July 23

July 23 is the 204th day of the year (205th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 161 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2018
$512 MILLION: Huge Mega Millions lottery sales prompts jackpot increase. A rush of ticket sales for the half-billion-dollar Mega Millions jackpot has prompted lottery officials to revise their estimate for the Tuesday night drawing to $512 million.
2015
Canadian lightning strike survivor wins lottery. A Canadian man survived being hit by lightning when he was a teenager and now he's won the lottery — both events combined come to about a 1 in 2.6 trillion chance.
2014
Wyoming Lottery kicks off media blitz. The Wyoming Lottery Corporation today kicked off a comprehensive, statewide, multimedia marketing campaign as part of the countdown toward the initial sale of lottery tickets in Wyoming on August 24.
2013
Australian woman accidentally buys duplicate lottery ticket and wins twice. A Melbourne, Australia, woman's forgetfulness has paid off to the tune of $835,149.68 (US$776,334) after she accidentally bought two entries in Saturday night's TattsLotto draw and won two division-one prizes.
2013
NY man gets maximum sentence for stolen $5M lottery ticket. A former auto dealership manager convicted of possessing an apartment complex maintenance worker's winning $5 million New York lottery ticket was sentenced Tuesday to up to 25 years in prison by a judge who cited his "rapacious greed."
2013
State auditor should examine Colorado Lottery, says lawmaker. A state senator Monday called for the state auditor to examine the Colorado Lottery's "grossly unacceptable" performance and "systemic pattern of distracted management."
2012
Internet poker owner handed 14-month prison term. An owner of Absolute Poker, one of the three largest Internet poker companies, was sentenced to 14 months in prison on Monday after admitting to deceiving banks over the processing of gambling proceeds.
2012
Montana Lottery celebrates 25 years of jackpot dreams. The Montana Lottery celebrated its 25th anniversary late last month with parties at retail locations around the state and knowledge that it was on a roll.
2010
Vacationing man wins $1M scratch-off lottery jackpot. Most folks pick up a T-shirt or a mug commemorating their vacation, but Wilman Bravo of Puerto Rico is bringing home a fat wad of green after winning $1 million on a scratch-off lottery ticket.
2008
Lottery-winning doorman gets the girl but might lose job. The $5 million Park Avenue doorman was spotted yesterday in Atlantic City with a leggy Swedish model on his arm, instead of working his 3:00 PM shift.
2008
Winning $125M Mega Millions ticket sold in New Jersey. Lottery officials said the winning ticket from Tuesday night's Mega Millions lottery drawing -- worth $125 million -- was sold in New Jersey.
2008
Lottery practices sound, Ariz. officials say. Despite a Valley lawyer's filing class-action lawsuits against various state lotteries, including Colorado and Indiana, alleging deceptive practices regarding Scratchers tickets, the Arizona Lottery appears to be in the clear.
2008
Arkansas lottery certified for November ballot. The Arkansas secretary of state's office certified a proposed constitutional amendment for the November ballot Monday that would allow voters to decide Lt. Gov. Bill Halter's measure for a state-run lottery to fund college scholarships.
2007
Congressman leads charge to regulate USA online gambling. July has been a good month for Congressman Barney Frank, Chairman of the influential House Financial Services Committee and author of Bill HR 2046 the Internet Gambling Regulation and Enforcement Act which proposes the regulation and taxation of Internet gambling in the United States instead of banning the pastime.
2007
Georgia man wins $250,000 in Mega Millions. Dana Peace recently had what he described as "a very good day."
2007
Retiree, 81, wins $9.2M Colorado Lottery jackpot. Colorado's newest multi-millionaire doesn't think life will change much after winning the $9.2 million Colorado Lottery Lotto jackpot.
2005
Ohio man shows reporter $170 million winning lottery ticket. A group of six Ohio machine shop co-workers is the apparent winner of the Friday night $170 million Mega Millions lottery drawing.
2004
Bush wins $44 million lottery jackpot. He may not be the President, but Charles "Chuck" Bush, 71, is California's newest multi-millionaire.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$543 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jul 24, 2018
2.$391.1 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 23, 2016
3.$262 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jul 25, 2017
4.$220 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 26, 2017
5.€193.54 Million
US$216.03 Million
Draw Date
Jul 23, 2019
6.$180 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 25, 1998
7.$168 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jul 23, 2019
8.$166 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 24, 2013
9.$147 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 25, 2018
10.€113 Million
US$137.17 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jul 29, 2005
11.€112 Million
US$135.33 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jul 24, 2012
12.$135 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 26, 2006
13.€112.05 Million
US$122.97 Million
Draw Date
Jul 23, 2016
14.$121 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 25, 2012
15.€84.78 Million
US$94.48 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Jul 29, 2016
16.$92 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 23, 2011
17.$90 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 25, 2015
18.$88 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 25, 2009
19.€74.75 Million
US$87.13 Million
Draw Date
Jul 25, 2017
20.$82 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 25, 2007
21.€61 Million
US$67.06 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jul 26, 2016
22.$67 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jul 25, 2014
23.$64 Million
California
SuperLotto Plus
Draw Date
Jul 24, 2019
24.$63 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 24, 2019
24.$63 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jul 26, 2011

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1988
Saturday, Jul 23, 1988
31 years old
1985
Tuesday, Jul 23, 1985
34 years old
1983
Saturday, Jul 23, 1983
36 years old
1976
Friday, Jul 23, 1976
43 years old
1975
Wednesday, Jul 23, 1975
44 years old
1971
Friday, Jul 23, 1971
48 years old
1968
Tuesday, Jul 23, 1968
51 years old
1966
Saturday, Jul 23, 1966
53 years old
1965
Friday, Jul 23, 1965
54 years old
1962
Monday, Jul 23, 1962
57 years old
1961
Sunday, Jul 23, 1961
58 years old
1956
Monday, Jul 23, 1956
63 years old
1956
Monday, Jul 23, 1956
63 years old
1955
Saturday, Jul 23, 1955
64 years old
1951
Monday, Jul 23, 1951
68 years old
1947
Wednesday, Jul 23, 1947
72 years old
1937
Friday, Jul 23, 1937
82 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day

2016
Kabul twin bombing occurred in the vicinity of Deh Mazang when protesters, mostly from the Shiite Hazara minority, were marching against route changing of the TUTAP power project. At least 80 people were killed and 260 were injured.
2015
NASA announces discovery of Kepler-452b by Kepler.
2005
Three bombs explode in the Naama Bay area of Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, killing 88 people.
1999
ANA Flight 61 is hijacked in Tokyo, Japan by Yuji Nishizawa.
1997
Digital Equipment Corporation files antitrust charges against chipmaker Intel.
1995
Comet Hale-Bopp is discovered; it becomes visible to the naked eye on Earth nearly a year later.
1992
A Vatican commission, led by Joseph Ratzinger, establishes that limiting certain rights of homosexual people and non-married couples is not equivalent to discrimination on grounds of race or gender.
1992
Abkhazia declares independence from Georgia.
1988
General Ne Win, effective ruler of Burma since 1962, resigns after pro-democracy protests.
1983
Thirteen Sri Lanka Army soldiers are killed after a deadly ambush by the militant Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.
1983
Gimli Glider: Air Canada Flight 143 runs out of fuel and makes a deadstick landing at Gimli, Manitoba.
1982
Outside Santa Clarita, California, actor Vic Morrow and two children are killed when a helicopter crashes onto them while shooting a scene from Twilight Zone: The Movie.
1980
Phạm Tuân becomes the first Vietnamese citizen and the first Asian in space when he flies aboard the Soyuz 37 mission as an Intercosmos Research Cosmonaut.
1974
The Greek military junta collapses, and former Prime Minister Konstantinos Karamanlis is invited to lead the new government, beginning Greece's metapolitefsi era.
1972
The United States launches Landsat 1, the first Earth-resources satellite.
1970
Qaboos bin Said al Said becomes Sultan of Oman after overthrowing his father, Said bin Taimur initiating massive reforms, modernization programs and end to a decade long civil war.
1968
Glenville shootout: In Cleveland, Ohio, a violent shootout between a Black Militant organization and the Cleveland Police Department occurs. During the shootout, a riot begins and lasts for five days.
1968
The only successful hijacking of an El Al aircraft takes place when a Boeing 707 carrying ten crew and 38 passengers is taken over by three members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. The aircraft was en route from Rome, to Lod, Israel.
1967
Detroit Riots: In Detroit, one of the worst riots in United States history begins on 12th Street in the predominantly African American inner city. It ultimately kills 43 people, injures 342 and burns about 1,400 buildings.
1962
Telstar relays the first publicly transmitted, live trans-Atlantic television program, featuring Walter Cronkite.
1962
The International Agreement on the Neutrality of Laos is signed.
1961
The Sandinista National Liberation Front is founded in Nicaragua.
1952
General Muhammad Naguib leads the Free Officers Movement (formed by Gamal Abdel Nasser, the real power behind the coup) in overthrowing King Farouk of Egypt.
1945
The post-war legal processes against Philippe Pétain begin.
1943
The Rayleigh bath chair murder occurred in Rayleigh, Essex, England.
1943
World War II: The British destroyers HMS Eclipse and HMS Laforey sink the Italian submarine Ascianghi in the Mediterranean after she torpedoes the cruiser HMS Newfoundland.
1942
World War II: The German offensives Operation Edelweiss and Operation Braunschweig begin.
1942
Bulgarian poet and Communist leader Nikola Vaptsarov is executed by firing squad.
1940
The United States' Under Secretary of State Sumner Welles issues a declaration on the U.S. non-recognition policy of the Soviet annexation and incorporation of three Baltic states: Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.
1936
In Catalonia, Spain, the Unified Socialist Party of Catalonia is founded through the merger of Socialist and Communist parties.
1929
The Fascist government in Italy bans the use of foreign words.
1927
The first station of the Indian Broadcasting Company goes on the air in Bombay.
1926
Fox Film buys the patents of the Movietone sound system for recording sound onto film.
1921
The Communist Party of China (CPC) is established at the founding National Congress.
1914
Austria-Hungary issues a series of demands in an ultimatum to the Kingdom of Serbia demanding Serbia to allow the Austrians to determine who assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand. Serbia accepts all but one of those demands and Austria declares war on July 28.
1908
The Second Constitution accepted by the Ottomans.
1903
The Ford Motor Company sells its first car.
1885
President Ulysses S. Grant dies of throat cancer
1881
The Boundary Treaty of 1881 between Chile and Argentina is signed in Buenos Aires.
1874
Aires de Ornelas e Vasconcelos is appointed the Archbishop of the Portuguese colonial enclave of Goa, India.
1862
American Civil War: Henry Halleck takes command of the Union Army.
1840
The Province of Canada is created by the Act of Union.
1829
In the United States, William Austin Burt patents the typographer, a precursor to the typewriter.
1821
While the Mora Rebellion continues, Greeks capture Monemvasia Castle. Turkish troops and citizens are transferred to Asia Minor's coasts.
1813
Sir Thomas Maitland is appointed as the first Governor of Malta, transforming the island from a British protectorate to a de facto colony.
1793
Kingdom of Prussia re-conquers Mainz from France.
1677
Scanian War: Denmark-Norway captures the harbor town of Marstrand from Sweden.
1632
Three hundred colonists bound for New France depart from Dieppe, France.
1319
A Knights Hospitaller fleet scores a crushing victory over an Aydinid fleet off Chios.
811
Byzantine emperor Nikephoros I plunders the Bulgarian capital of Pliska and captures Khan Krum's treasury.

Births On This Day

1996
Alexandra Andresen, Norwegian heiress and equestrian
1992
Danny Ings, English footballer
1991
Lauren Mitchell, Australian gymnast
1991
Jarrod Wallace, Australian rugby league footballer
1990
Kevin Reynolds, Canadian figure skater
1989
Daniel Radcliffe, English actor
1989
Donald Young, American tennis player
1987
Alessio Cerci, Italian footballer
1987
Felipe Dylon, Brazilian singer
1987
Serdar Kurtuluş, Turkish footballer
1986
Aya Uchida, Japanese voice actress and singer
1986
Nelson Philippe, French race car driver
1986
Yelena Sokolova, Russian long jumper
1985
Luis Ángel Landín, Mexican footballer
1984
Walter Gargano, Uruguayan footballer
1984
Matthew Murphy, English singer and guitarist
1984
Brandon Roy, American basketball player
1984
Celeste Thorson, American actress, producer, and screenwriter
1983
Bec Hewitt, Australian actress
1983
Aaron Piersol, American swimmer
1983
David Strettle, English rugby player
1982
Ömer Aysan Barış, Turkish footballer
1982
Joe Mather, American baseball player
1982
Gökhan Ünal, Turkish footballer
1982
Gerald Wallace, American basketball player
1982
Paul Wesley, American actor, director, and producer
1981
Steve Jocz, Canadian singer-songwriter, drummer, and director
1981
Dmitriy Karpov, Kazakhstani decathlete
1981
Aleksandr Kulik, Estonian footballer
1981
Jarkko Nieminen, Finnish tennis player
1980
Sandeep Parikh, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1980
Michelle Williams, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress
1979
Perro Aguayo Jr., Mexican wrestler and promoter (d. 2015)
1979
Sotirios Kyrgiakos, Greek footballer
1979
Richard Sims, Zimbabwean cricketer
1979
Ricardo Sperafico, Brazilian race car driver
1979
Cathleen Tschirch, German sprinter
1978
Stuart Elliott, Northern Irish footballer
1978
Stefanie Sun, Singaporean singer-songwriter and pianist
1978
Lauren Groff, American novelist and short story writer
1977
Scott Clemmensen, American ice hockey player and coach
1977
Gail Emms, English badminton player
1977
Néicer Reasco, Ecuadorian footballer
1977
Shawn Thornton, Canadian ice hockey player
1976
Judit Polgár, Hungarian chess player
1975
Dan Rogerson, English politician
1974
Terry Glenn, American football player and coach (d. 2017)
1974
Maurice Greene, American sprinter
1974
Rik Verbrugghe, Belgian cyclist
1973
Nomar Garciaparra, American baseball player and sportscaster
1973
Fran Healy, Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist
1973
Himesh Reshammiya, Indian singer-songwriter, producer, actor, and director
1973
Andrea Scanavacca, Italian rugby player and manager
1972
Suat Kılıç, Turkish journalist, lawyer, and politician, Turkish Minister of Youth and Sports
1972
Floyd Reifer, Barbadian cricketer and coach
1972
Marlon Wayans, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1971
Dalvin DeGrate, American rapper and producer
1971
Alison Krauss, American singer-songwriter and fiddler
1971
Joel Stein, American journalist
1970
Charisma Carpenter, American actress
1970
Thea Dorn, German author and playwright
1970
Sam Watters, American singer-songwriter and producer
1969
Andrew Cassels, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1968
Elden Campbell, American basketball player
1968
Gary Payton, American basketball player and actor
1968
Stephanie Seymour, American model and actress
1967
Philip Seymour Hoffman, American actor, director, and producer (d. 2014)
1965
Rob Dickinson, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
1965
Slash, English-American guitarist, songwriter, and producer
1964
Uwe Barth, German politician
1964
Nick Menza, German drummer and songwriter (d. 2016)
1963
Slobodan Zivojinovic, Serbian tennis player
1962
Eriq La Salle, American actor, director, and producer
1962
Mark Laurie, Australian rugby league player
1962
Alain Lefèvre, Canadian pianist and composer
1961
André Ducharme, Canadian comedian and author
1961
Michael Durant, American pilot and author
1961
Martin Gore, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1961
Woody Harrelson, American actor and activist
1961
Milind Gunaji, Indian actor, model, television show host, and author
1960
Gary Ella, Australian rugby player
1960
Susan Graham, American soprano and educator
1960
Al Perez, American wrestler
1959
Nancy Savoca, American director, producer, and screenwriter
1958
Ken Green, American golfer
1958
Tomy Winata, Indonesian businessman and philanthropist, founded the Artha Graha Peduli Foundation
1957
Jo Brand, English comedian, actress, and screenwriter
1957
Nikos Galis, American basketball player
1957
Theo van Gogh, Dutch actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2004)
1957
Quentin Willson, English TV presenter, Top Gear.
1953
Graham Gooch, English cricketer and coach
1953
Najib Razak, Malaysian politician, 6th Prime Minister of Malaysia
1952
Paul Hibbert, Australian cricketer and coach (d. 2008)
1952
Bill Nyrop, American ice hockey player and coach (d. 1995)
1952
John Rutsey, Canadian drummer (d. 2008)
1952
Janis Siegel, American jazz singer (The Manhattan Transfer)
1950
Alex Kozinski, Romanian-born American lawyer and judge
1950
Ian Thomas, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist
1950
Blair Thornton, Canadian guitarist and songwriter
1950
Alan Turner, Australian cricketer
1949
Clive Rice, South African cricketer and coach (d. 2015)
1948
Ross Cranston, Australian-English lawyer, judge, and politician, Solicitor General for England and Wales
1948
John Cushnahan, Northern Irish educator and politician
1948
John Hall, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and politician
1948
Stanisław Targosz, Polish general (d. 2013)
1947
Gardner Dozois, American journalist and author (d. 2018)
1947
David Essex, English singer-songwriter, and actor
1947
Torsten Palm, Swedish race car driver
1947
Robin Simon, English historian, critic, and academic
1946
Andy Mackay, English oboe player and composer
1946
René Ricard, American poet, painter, and critic (d. 2014)
1945
Edward Gregson, English composer and educator
1945
Jon Sammels, English footballer
1944
Dino Danelli, American drummer
1944
Maria João Pires, Portuguese pianist
1943
Randall Forsberg, American scientist (d. 2007)
1943
Tony Joe White, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2018)
1942
Sallyanne Atkinson, Australian journalist and politician, Lord Mayor of Brisbane
1942
Madeline Bell, American singer-songwriter
1942
Richard E. Dauch, American businessman, co-founded American Axle (d. 2013)
1942
Dimitris Liantinis, Greek philosopher and author (d. 1998)
1941
Christopher Andrew, English historian and academic
1941
Richie Evans, American race car driver (d. 1985)
1941
Sergio Mattarella, Italian lawyer, judge, and politician, 12th President of Italy
1940
Danielle Collobert, French author, poet, and journalist (d. 1978)
1940
Don Imus, American radio host
1940
Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa, Italian economist and politician, Italian Minister of Finance (d. 2010)
1938
Juliet Anderson, American porn actress and producer (d. 2010)
1938
Ronny Cox, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
1938
Charles Harrelson, American murderer (d. 2007)
1938
Bert Newton, Australian actor and television host
1937
Dave Webster, American football player and engineer
1936
Don Drysdale, American baseball player and sportscaster (d. 1993)
1936
Anthony Kennedy, American lawyer and jurist
1935
Jim Hall, American race car driver
1933
Raimund Abraham, Austrian architect, designed the Austrian Cultural Forum (d. 2010)
1933
Bert Convy, American actor, singer, and game show host (d. 1991)
1933
Benedict Groeschel, American priest, psychologist, and talk show host (d. 2014)
1933
Richard Rogers, Italian-English architect, designed the Millennium Dome and Lloyd's building
1931
Te Atairangikaahu, Māori queen (d. 2006)
1931
Claude Fournier, Canadian director, screenwriter, and cinematographer
1931
Guy Fournier, Canadian author and screenwriter
1929
Danny Barcelona, American drummer (d. 2007)
1929
Lateef Jakande, Nigerian journalist and politician, 5th Governor of Lagos State
1928
Leon Fleisher, American pianist and conductor
1928
Vera Rubin, American astronomer and academic (d. 2016)
1928
Hubert Selby, Jr., American author and screenwriter (d. 2004)
1927
Gérard Brach, French director and screenwriter (d. 2006)
1926
Ludvík Vaculík, Czech journalist and author (d. 2015)
1925
Tajuddin Ahmad, Bangladeshi politician, 1st Prime Minister of Bangladesh (d. 1975)
1925
Quett Masire, Botswana politician, the former Vice-President of Botswana (d. 2017)
1925
Alain Decaux, French historian and author (d. 2016)
1925
Gloria DeHaven, American actress and singer (d. 2016)
1924
Gavin Lambert, English-American screenwriter and author (d. 2005)
1924
Gazanfer Bilge, Turkish wrestler (d. 2008)
1923
Luis Aloma, Cuban-American baseball player (d. 1997)
1923
Morris Halle, Latvian-American linguist and academic (d. 2018)
1923
Amalia Mendoza, Mexican singer and actress (d. 2001)
1922
Damiano Damiani, Italian director and screenwriter (d. 2013)
1921
Calvert DeForest, American actor (d. 2007)
1918
Abraham Bueno de Mesquita, Dutch comedian and actor (d. 2005)
1918
Ruth Duccini, American actress (d. 2014)
1918
Pee Wee Reese, American baseball player and sportscaster (d. 1999)
1916
Laurel Martyn, Australian ballerina and choreographer (d. 2013)
1914
Nassos Daphnis, Greek-American painter (d.2010)
1914
Virgil Finlay, American illustrator (d. 1971)
1914
Elly Annie Schneider, German-American actress (d. 2004)
1913
Michael Foot, English journalist and politician, Secretary of State for Employment (d. 2010)
1912
M. H. Abrams, American author, critic, and academic (d. 2015)
1912
Michael Wilding, English actor (d. 1979)
1909
John William Finn, American lieutenant, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 2010)
1906
Vladimir Prelog, Croatian-Swiss chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1998)
1906
Chandra Shekhar Azad, Indian activist (d. 1931)
1905
Leopold Engleitner, Austrian author and educator (d. 2013)
1901
Hank Worden, American actor and singer (d. 1992)
1901
Isabel Luberza Oppenheimer, Puerto Rican brothel owner and madam in barrio Maragüez, Ponce, Puerto Rico (d. 1974)
1900
Julia Davis Adams, American author and journalist (d. 1993)
1900
John Babcock, Canadian-American sergeant (d. 2010)
1900
Inger Margrethe Boberg, Danish folklore researcher and writer (d. 1957)
1899
Gustav Heinemann, German lawyer and politician, 3rd President of West Germany (d. 1976)
1898
Daniel Cosío Villegas, Mexican historian, economist (d. 1976)
1898
Bengt Djurberg, Swedish actor and singer (d. 1941)
1898
Red Dutton, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 1987)
1898
Herman Kruusenberg, Estonian wrestler (d. 1970)
1898
Jacob Marschak, Ukrainian-American economist, journalist, and author (d. 1977)
1895
Aileen Pringle, American actress (d. 1989)
1894
Arthur Treacher, English-American actor and television personality (d. 1975)
1892
Haile Selassie, Ethiopian emperor (d. 1975)
1891
Louis T. Wright, American surgeon and civil rights activist (d. 1952)
1888
Raymond Chandler, American crime novelist and screenwriter (d. 1959)
1886
Salvador de Madariaga, Spanish historian and diplomat (d. 1978)
1886
Walter H. Schottky, Swiss-German physicist and engineer (d. 1976)
1885
Izaak Killam, Canadian financier and philanthropist (d. 1955)
1885
Georges V. Matchabelli, Georgian-American businessman, created Prince Matchabelli perfume (d. 1935)
1884
Emil Jannings, Swiss-German actor (d. 1950)
1883
Alan Brooke, 1st Viscount Alanbrooke, French-English field marshal and politician, Lord Lieutenant of the County of London (d. 1963)
1882
Kâzım Karabekir, Turkish general and politician, 5th Speaker of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey (b. 1948)
1878
James Thomas Milton Anderson, Canadian lawyer and politician, 5th Premier of Saskatchewan (d. 1946)
1866
Francesco Cilea, Italian composer and academic (d. 1950)
1865
Henry Norris, English businessman and politician (d. 1934)
1864
Apolinario Mabini, Filipino lawyer and politician, 1st Prime Minister of the Philippines (d. 1903)
1856
Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Indian lawyer and journalist (d. 1920)
1851
Peder Severin Krøyer, Norwegian-Danish painter (d. 1909)
1838
Édouard Colonne, French violinist and conductor (d. 1910)
1823
Alexandre-Antonin Taché, Canadian archbishop and missionary (d. 1894)
1796
Franz Berwald, Swedish surgeon and composer (d. 1868)
1777
Philipp Otto Runge, German painter and illustrator (d. 1810)
1775
Étienne-Louis Malus, French physicist and mathematician (d. 1812)
1773
Thomas Brisbane, Scottish general and politician, 6th Governor of New South Wales (d. 1860)
1705
Francis Blomefield, English historian and author (d. 1752)
1649
Pope Clement XI (d. 1721)
1635
Adam Dollard des Ormeaux, New France garrison commander (d. 1660)
1614
Bonaventura Peeters the Elder, Flemish painter (d. 1652)
1503
Anne of Bohemia and Hungary (d. 1547)
1441
Danjong of Joseon, King of Joseon (d. 1457)
1401
Francesco I Sforza, Italian husband of Bianca Maria Visconti (d. 1466)
1370
Pier Paolo Vergerio the Elder, humanist (d. 1444 or 1445)
1339
Louis I, Duke of Anjou (d. 1384)
1301
Otto, Duke of Austria (d. 1339)

Deaths On This Day

2017
John Kundla, American basketball coach (b. 1916)
2015
Shigeko Kubota, Japanese-American sculptor and director (b. 1937)
2015
Don Oberdorfer, American journalist, author, and academic (b. 1931)
2015
William Wakefield Baum, American cardinal (b. 1926)
2014
Dora Bryan, English actress and restaurateur (b. 1923)
2014
Norman Leyden, American composer and conductor (b. 1917)
2014
Ariano Suassuna, Brazilian author and playwright (b. 1927)
2014
Jordan Tabor, English footballer (b. 1990)
2013
Dominguinhos, Brazilian singer-songwriter and accordion player (b. 1941)
2013
Pauline Clarke, English author (b. 1921)
2013
Arthur J. Collingsworth, American diplomat (b. 1944)
2013
Emile Griffith, American boxer and trainer (b. 1938)
2013
Kim Jong-hak, South Korean director and producer (b. 1951)
2013
Djalma Santos, Brazilian footballer (b. 1929)
2012
Margaret Mahy, New Zealand author (b. 1936)
2012
Sally Ride, American physicist and astronaut (b. 1951)
2012
Lakshmi Sahgal, Indian soldier and politician (b. 1914)
2012
Esther Tusquets, Spanish publisher and author (b. 1936)
2012
José Luis Uribarri, Spanish television host and director (b. 1936)
2011
Amy Winehouse, English singer-songwriter (b. 1983)
2010
Daniel Schorr, American journalist and author (b. 1916)
2009
E. Lynn Harris, American author and screenwriter (b. 1955)
2008
Kurt Furgler, Swiss lawyer and politician, 70th President of the Swiss Confederation (b. 1924)
2007
Ron Miller, American songwriter and producer (b. 1933)
2007
Mohammed Zahir Shah, Afghan king (b. 1914)
2006
Jean-Paul Desbiens, Canadian journalist and academic (b. 1927)
2005
Ted Greene, American guitarist and journalist (b. 1946)
2004
Mehmood Ali, Indian actor, director, and producer (b. 1932)
2004
Carlos Paredes, Portuguese guitarist and composer (b. 1925)
2004
Piero Piccioni, Italian pianist, conductor, and composer (b. 1921)
2003
James E. Davis, American police officer and politician (b. 1962)
2002
Leo McKern, Australian-English actor (b. 1920)
2002
William Luther Pierce, American activist and author (b. 1933)
2002
Chaim Potok, American novelist and rabbi (b. 1929)
2002
Clark Gesner, American author and composer (b. 1938)
2001
Eudora Welty, American novelist and short story writer (b. 1909)
1999
Hassan II of Morocco (b. 1929)
1997
Chūhei Nambu, Japanese jumper and journalist (b. 1904)
1996
Jean Muir, American actress (b. 1911)
1990
Kenjiro Takayanagi, Japanese engineer (b. 1899)
1989
Donald Barthelme, American short story writer and novelist (b. 1931)
1985
Johnny Wardle, English cricketer and manager (b. 1923)
1983
Georges Auric, French composer (b. 1899)
1982
Vic Morrow, American actor (b. 1929)
1980
Sarto Fournier, Canadian lawyer and politician, 38th Mayor of Montreal (b. 1908)
1980
Keith Godchaux, American keyboard player and songwriter (b. 1948)
1980
Mollie Steimer, Russian activist (b. 1897)
1979
Joseph Kessel, French journalist and author (b. 1898)
1973
Eddie Rickenbacker, American pilot and race car driver, founded Rickenbacker Motors (b. 1890)
1972
Esther Applin, American geologist and paleontologist (b. 1895)
1971
Van Heflin, American actor (b. 1910)
1968
Henry Hallett Dale, English pharmacologist and physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1875)
1966
Montgomery Clift, American actor (b. 1920)
1957
Bob Shiring, American football player and coach (b. 1870)
1955
Cordell Hull, American captain, lawyer, and politician, 47th United States Secretary of State, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1871)
1954
Herman Groman, American runner (b. 1882)
1951
Robert J. Flaherty, American director and producer (b. 1884)
1951
Philippe Pétain, French general and politician, 119th Prime Minister of France (b. 1856)
1950
Shigenori Tōgō, Japanese politician and diplomat, Japanese Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1882)
1948
D. W. Griffith, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1875)
1942
Adam Czerniaków, Polish engineer and politician (b. 1880)
1942
Andy Ducat, English cricketer and footballer (b. 1886)
1941
George Lyman Kittredge, American scholar and educator (b. 1860)
1941
José Quiñones Gonzales, Peruvian soldier and pilot (b. 1914)
1936
Anna Abrikosova, Russian linguist (b. 1882)
1932
Tenby Davies, Welsh runner (b. 1884)
1930
Glenn Curtiss, American pilot and engineer (b. 1878)
1927
Reginald Dyer, British brigadier general (b. 1864)
1926
Viktor Vasnetsov, Russian painter (b. 1848)
1924
Frank Frost Abbott, American author and scholar (b. 1850)
1920
Conrad Kohrs, German-American rancher and politician (b. 1835)
1919
Spyridon Lambros, Greek historian and politician, 100th Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1851)
1916
William Ramsay, Scottish-English chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1852)
1909
Frederick Holder, Australian politician, 19th Premier of South Australia (b. 1850)
1904
John Douglas, English-Australian politician, 7th Premier of Queensland (b. 1828)
1885
Ulysses S. Grant, American general and politician, 18th President of the United States (b. 1822)
1878
Carl von Rokitansky, Bohemian physician, pathologist, and politician (b. 1804)
1875
Isaac Singer, American businessman, founded the Singer Corporation (b. 1811)
1853
Andries Pretorius, South African general (b. 1798)
1833
Anselmo de la Cruz, Chilean politician, Chilean Minister of Finance (b. 1777)
1793
Roger Sherman, American lawyer and politician (b. 1721)
1781
John Joachim Zubly, Swiss-American pastor and politician (b. 1724)
1773
George Edwards, English biologist and ornithologist (b. 1693)
1757
Domenico Scarlatti, Italian harpsichord player and composer (b. 1685)
1727
Simon Harcourt, 1st Viscount Harcourt, English politician, Lord Chancellor of Great Britain (b. 1661)
1692
Gilles Ménage, French lawyer, philologist, and scholar (b. 1613)
1645
Michael I, Russian tsar (b. 1596)
1596
Henry Carey, 1st Baron Hunsdon (b. 1526)
1584
John Day, English printer (b. 1522)
1562
Götz von Berlichingen, German knight and poet (b. 1480)
1536
Henry FitzRoy, 1st Duke of Richmond and Somerset, English politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (b. 1519)
1531
Louis de Brézé, French husband of Diane de Poitiers
1403
Thomas Percy, 1st Earl of Worcester, English rebel (b. 1343)
1373
Bridget of Sweden, Swedish mystic and saint, founded the Bridgettine Order (b. 1303)
1298
Thoros III, Armenian king (b. c. 1271)
1227
Qiu Chuji, Chinese religious leader, founded the Dragon Gate Taoism (b. 1148)
1100
Warner of Grez, French nobleman, relative of Godfrey of Bouillon
997
Nuh II, Samanid emir (b. 963)
955
He Ning, Chinese chancellor (b. 898)