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On This Day in History:  July 25

July 25 is the 206th day of the year (207th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 159 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2019
NC man ignored million-dollar winning ticket on his table for weeks. A North Carolina man was a millionaire, only he didn't know it.
2019
Florida mom, son arrested hours after claiming $20K lottery prize. Authorities arrested a woman and her son on drug charges hours after they claimed a $20,000 lottery prize.
2019
Federal authorities investigating illegal NJ 'lottery' pool, sources say. Multiple people, including one county employee, have been called to testify in a federal probe into an alleged illegal lottery contest that hundreds of Hudson County employees pay a $20 fee to enter, multiple sources told The Jersey Journal.
2018
Winning ticket for $522 million Mega Millions jackpot sold in California. A winning ticket to the 11th-largest U.S. lottery prize ever was sold at a liquor store in San Jose, California.
2017
Lottery winner's cyanide poisoning death remains unsolved five years later. Urooj Khan won $1 million in the Illinois lottery just weeks before he died suddenly of what turned out to be cyanide poisoning. How he consumed the poison remains a mystery five years later.
2016
New survey destroys myth that poor Americans buy most lottery tickets. New Gallup survey results have again debunked the popular myth created by anti-lottery crusaders that low-income Americans buy a disproportionate number of lottery tickets.
2016
Alabama may try lottery vote in special session. According to Alabama Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh, Alabama lawmakers are being polled in regard to their support for legislation establishing a lottery ahead of a presumed special session.
2014
Legislative committee to discuss killing the Texas Lottery. The Texas Legislature's discussions about eliminating the state lottery are moving forward.
2013
Maryland Powerball winner laughing all the way to the bank. An elated Maryland Powerball winner even has the cameraman laughing with her as she celebrated her win from behind her giant $1 million check.
2011
Lotteries hit record profits last year. Government-sponsored lotteries are continuing their broad expansion as income-producing entities, as many lotteries reported record profits in the last fiscal year.
2009
Lottery winner loses ticket, awarded unspent portion from couple who found it. Amanda Stacey and her husband, Michael, who found a winning lottery ticket on the floor of a shop and collected the £30,000 prize have been ordered to pay back half the money to the pensioner who originally bought it.
2007
Wichita Man Claims 2nd Lottery Prize in 2 months. Lightning did strike twice for a Wichita man, at least when it comes to Kansas lottery games.
2006
Scratch-off tickets are lottery's big winner in N.J.. Wanna bet which game has fueled the New Jersey Lottery's growing revenue over the past decade?
2006
NJ lawmakers cool to idea of selling lottery. In a state bleeding red ink and desperately needing a cash infusion to pay down growing debts, it sometimes seems like almost anything could come up for sale -- even the state lottery? (Part 3 of a 3-part look at the New Jersey Lottery)
2006
Why did NJ give lottery contract to the highest bidder?. A month after a new contract to operate the New Jersey's lottery was supposed to begin, officials still have not determined whether to go with a new company that bid about $75 million for the five-year pact, or the existing operator which bid nearly $32 million more. (Part 2 of a 3-part look at the New Jersey Lottery)
2006
NJ Lottery's payroll trims state take. In recent years, executive staff and salaries for NJ Lottery employees have grown and a larger piece of the lottery pie has gone toward prizes, while smaller portions have gone toward the institutions the lottery was created to fund. (Part 1 of a 3-part look at the New Jersey Lottery)
2006
Man appeals dismissal of lottery lawsuit. A 49-year-old Bear resident filed an appeal in Delaware Supreme Court last week challenging a judge's decision to dismiss his claim that he was entitled to a $5 million lottery prize even though he lost the winning ticket in a laundry mishap.
2003
Texas-Size Jackpots. The stakes are about to get higher for Texans who play the lottery. State officials are ready to join a giant jackpot lottery like Powerball where the payoff could be worth hundreds of millions of dollars. Some folks are seeing green, while other are predicting disaster.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$434.8 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 27, 2016
2.$262 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jul 25, 2017
3.$220 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 26, 2017
4.€195.08 Million
US$217.37 Million
Draw Date
Jul 25, 2019
5.$196 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 27, 2013
6.$180 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 25, 1998
7.€135 Million
US$166.21 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jul 27, 2012
8.$147 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 25, 2018
9.€113 Million
US$137.17 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jul 29, 2005
10.$135 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 26, 2006
11.€113.2 Million
US$124.45 Million
Draw Date
Jul 26, 2016
12.$121 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 25, 2012
13.$117 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 25, 2020
14.$111 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 27, 2011
15.€84.78 Million
US$94.48 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Jul 29, 2016
16.$90 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 25, 2015
17.$88 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 25, 2009
18.€74.75 Million
US$87.13 Million
Draw Date
Jul 25, 2017
19.$82 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 25, 2007
20.$75 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 27, 2019
20.$75 Million
Florida
Lotto
Draw Date
Jul 26, 2003
22.$71 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jul 27, 1999
23.€61 Million
US$67.06 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jul 26, 2016
24.$67 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 28, 2010
24.$67 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jul 25, 2014

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1989
Tuesday, Jul 25, 1989
31 years old
1987
Saturday, Jul 25, 1987
33 years old
1985
Thursday, Jul 25, 1985
35 years old
1985
Thursday, Jul 25, 1985
35 years old
1985
Thursday, Jul 25, 1985
35 years old
1979
Wednesday, Jul 25, 1979
41 years old
1978
Tuesday, Jul 25, 1978
42 years old
1974
Thursday, Jul 25, 1974
46 years old
1974
Thursday, Jul 25, 1974
46 years old
1971
Sunday, Jul 25, 1971
49 years old
1971
Sunday, Jul 25, 1971
49 years old
1968
Thursday, Jul 25, 1968
52 years old
1953
Saturday, Jul 25, 1953
67 years old
(year not provided)
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Worldwide Events On This Day

2018
2018 As-Suwayda attacks Cordinated attacks occur in Syria
2010
WikiLeaks publishes classified documents about the War in Afghanistan, one of the largest leaks in U.S. military history.
2007
Pratibha Patil is sworn in as India's first female president.
2000
Concorde Air France Flight 4590 crashes at Paris Charles de Gaulle airport, killing 113 people.
1996
In a military coup in Burundi, Pierre Buyoya deposes Sylvestre Ntibantunganya.
1995
A gas bottle explodes in Saint Michel station of line B of the RER (Paris regional train network). Eight are killed and 80 wounded.
1994
Israel and Jordan sign the Washington Declaration, that formally ends the state of war that had existed between the nations since 1948.
1993
Israel launches a massive attack against Lebanon in what the Israelis call Operation Accountability, and the Lebanese call the Seven-Day War.
1993
The Saint James Church massacre occurs in Kenilworth, Cape Town, South Africa.
1984
Salyut 7 cosmonaut Svetlana Savitskaya becomes the first woman to perform a space walk.
1983
Black July: Thirty-seven Tamil political prisoners at the Welikada high security prison in Colombo are massacred by the fellow Sinhalese prisoners.
1979
Another section of the Sinai Peninsula is peacefully returned by Israel to Egypt.
1978
Puerto Rican police shoot two nationalists in the Cerro Maravilla murders.
1978
Birth of Louise Joy Brown, the first human to have been born after conception by in vitro fertilisation, or IVF.
1976
Viking program: Viking 1 takes the famous Face on Mars photo.
1973
Soviet Mars 5 space probe is launched.
1969
Vietnam War: U.S. President Richard Nixon declares the Nixon Doctrine, stating that the United States now expects its Asian allies to take care of their own military defense. This is the start of the "Vietnamization" of the war.
1965
Bob Dylan goes electric at the Newport Folk Festival, signaling a major change in folk and rock music.
1961
Cold War: In a speech John F. Kennedy emphasizes that any attack on Berlin is an attack on NATO.
1958
The African Regroupment Party (PRA) holds its first congress in Cotonou.
1957
The Republic of Tunisia is proclaimed, under President Habib Bourguiba.
1956
Forty-five miles south of Nantucket Island, the Italian ocean liner SS Andrea Doria collides with the MS Stockholm in heavy fog and sinks the next day, killing 51.
1946
Nuclear weapons testing: Operation Crossroads: An atomic bomb is detonated underwater in the lagoon of Bikini Atoll.
1944
World War II: Operation Spring is one of the bloodiest days for the First Canadian Army during the war.
1943
World War II: Benito Mussolini is forced out of office by the Grand Council of Fascism and is replaced by Pietro Badoglio.
1942
The Norwegian Manifesto calls for nonviolent resistance to the German occupation.
1940
General Henri Guisan orders the Swiss Army to resist German invasion and makes surrender illegal.
1934
The Nazis assassinate Austrian Chancellor Engelbert Dollfuss in a failed coup attempt.
1925
Telegraph Agency of the Soviet Union (TASS) is established.
1917
Sir Robert Borden introduces the first income tax in Canada as a "temporary" measure (lowest bracket is 4% and highest is 25%).
1915
RFC Captain Lanoe Hawker becomes the first British pursuit aviator to earn the Victoria Cross.
1909
Louis Blériot makes the first flight across the English Channel in a heavier-than-air machine from (Calais to Dover, England, United Kingdom) in 37 minutes.
1908
Ajinomoto is founded. Kikunae Ikeda of the Tokyo Imperial University discovers that a key ingredient in kombu soup stock is monosodium glutamate (MSG), and patents a process for manufacturing it.
1898
In the Puerto Rican Campaign, the United States seizes Puerto Rico from Spain.
1894
The First Sino-Japanese War begins when the Japanese fire upon a Chinese warship.
1869
The Japanese daimyōs begin returning their land holdings to the emperor as part of the Meiji Restoration reforms. (Traditional Japanese Date: June 17, 1869).
1868
The Wyoming Territory is established.
1866
The United States Congress passes legislation authorizing the rank of General of the Army. Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant becomes the first to be promoted to this rank.
1861
American Civil War: The United States Congress passes the Crittenden-Johnson Resolution, stating that the war is being fought to preserve the Union and not to end slavery.
1853
Joaquin Murrieta, the famous Californio bandit known as the "Robin Hood of El Dorado", is killed.
1837
The first commercial use of an electrical telegraph is successfully demonstrated in London by William Cooke and Charles Wheatstone.
1824
Costa Rica annexes Guanacaste from Nicaragua.
1814
War of 1812: An American attack on Canada is repulsed.
1799
At Abu Qir in Egypt, Napoleon I of France defeats 10,000 Ottomans under Mustafa Pasha.
1797
Horatio Nelson loses more than 300 men and his right arm during the failed conquest attempt of Tenerife (Spain).
1792
The Brunswick Manifesto is issued to the population of Paris promising vengeance if the French royal family is harmed.
1788
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart completes his Symphony No. 40 in G minor (K550).
1783
American Revolutionary War: The war's last action, the Siege of Cuddalore, is ended by a preliminary peace agreement.
1759
French and Indian War: In Western New York, British forces capture Fort Niagara from the French, who subsequently abandon Fort Rouillé.
1755
British governor Charles Lawrence and the Nova Scotia Council order the deportation of the Acadians.
1722
Dummer's War begins along the Maine-Massachusetts border.
1693
Ignacio de Maya founds the Real Santiago de las Sabinas, now known as Sabinas Hidalgo, Nuevo León, Mexico.
1609
The English ship Sea Venture, en route to Virginia, is deliberately driven ashore during a storm at Bermuda to prevent its sinking; the survivors go on to found a new colony there.
1603
James VI of Scotland is crowned king of England (James I of England), bringing the Kingdom of England and Kingdom of Scotland into personal union. Political union would occur in 1707.
1593
Henry IV of France publicly converts from Protestantism to Roman Catholicism.
1567
Don Diego de Losada founds the city of Santiago de Leon de Caracas, modern-day Caracas, the capital city of Venezuela.
1554
Mary I marries Philip II of Spain at Winchester Cathedral.
1547
Henry II of France is crowned.
1538
The city of Guayaquil is founded by the Spanish Conquistador Francisco de Orellana and given the name Muy Noble y Muy Leal Ciudad de Santiago de Guayaquil.
1536
Sebastián de Belalcázar on his search of El Dorado founds the city of Santiago de Cali.
1467
The Battle of Molinella: The first battle in Italy in which firearms are used extensively.
1278
The naval Battle of Algeciras takes place in the context of the Spanish Reconquista resulting in a victory for the Emirate of Granada and the Maranid Dynasty over the Kingdom of Castile.
1261
The city of Constantinople is recaptured by Nicaean forces under the command of Alexios Strategopoulos, re-establishing the Byzantine Empire.
1139
Battle of Ourique: The Almoravids, led by Ali ibn Yusuf, are defeated by Prince Afonso Henriques who is proclaimed King of Portugal.
1137
Eleanor of Aquitaine married Prince Louis, later King Louis VII of France, at the Cathedral of Saint-André in Bordeaux.
864
The Edict of Pistres of Charles the Bald orders defensive measures against the Vikings.
677
Climax of the Siege of Thessalonica by the Slavs in a three-day assault on the city walls.
315
The Arch of Constantine is completed near the Colosseum in Rome to commemorate Constantine I's victory over Maxentius at the Milvian Bridge.
306
Constantine I is proclaimed Roman emperor by his troops.

Births On This Day

2006
McKenna Grace, American child actress
1997
Nat Butcher, Australian rugby league player
1992
Sergei Simonov, Russian ice hockey player (d. 2016)
1991
Toni Duggan, English footballer
1990
Thodoris Karapetsas, Greek footballer
1989
Natalia Vieru, Russian basketball player
1988
John Goossens, Dutch footballer
1988
Tom Hiariej, Dutch footballer
1988
Stacey Kemp, English skater
1988
Paulinho, Brazilian footballer
1988
Anthony Stokes, Irish footballer
1987
Richard Bachman, American ice hockey player
1987
Mitchell Burgzorg, Dutch footballer and rapper
1987
Fernando, Brazilian footballer
1987
Jax Jones, English DJ, singer and songwriter
1987
Eran Zahavi, Israeli footballer
1986
Abraham Gneki Guié, Ivorian footballer
1986
Hulk, Brazilian footballer
1985
James Lafferty, American actor and athlete
1985
Nelson Piquet Jr., Brazilian race car driver
1985
Hugo Rodallega, Colombian footballer
1984
Loukas Mavrokefalidis, Greek basketball player
1983
Nenad Krstić, Serbian basketball player
1982
Brad Renfro, American actor and musician (d. 2008)
1982
Jason Dundas, Australian TV host
1981
Conor Casey, American soccer player
1981
Constantinos Charalambidis, Cypriot footballer
1981
Yūichi Komano, Japanese footballer
1981
Mac Lethal, American rapper and producer
1981
Jani Rita, Finnish ice hockey player
1980
Shawn Riggans, American baseball player
1980
Toni Vilander, Finnish race car driver
1980
David Wachs, American actor and producer
1980
Scott Waldrom, New Zealand rugby player
1979
Ali Carter, English snooker player
1979
Tom Lungley, English cricketer and umpire
1978
Gerard Warren, American football player
1978
Louise Brown, first human to be born via IVF
1977
Kenny Thomas, American basketball player
1976
Marcos Assunção, Brazilian footballer
1976
Jovica Tasevski-Eternijan, Macedonian poet and critic
1976
Javier Vázquez, Puerto Rican-American baseball player
1975
Jody Craddock, English footballer and coach
1975
Jean-Claude Darcheville, Guianan-French footballer
1975
El Zorro, Mexican wrestler
1975
Brian Gibson, American bass player
1975
Evgeni Nabokov, Russian ice hockey player
1974
Lauren Faust, American animator, producer, and screenwriter
1974
Julia Laffranque, Estonian lawyer and judge
1974
Kenzo Suzuki, Japanese rugby player and wrestler
1973
Dani Filth, English singer-songwriter
1973
Kevin Phillips, English footballer
1973
Igli Tare, Albanian footballer
1972
David Penna, Australian rugby league player and coach
1971
Roger Creager, American singer-songwriter
1971
Tracy Murray, American basketball player
1971
Billy Wagner, American baseball player and coach
1969
Jon Barry, American basketball player and sportscaster
1969
Annastacia Palaszczuk, Australian politician, 39th Premier of Queensland
1968
Rudi Bryson, South African cricketer
1968
Shi Tao, Chinese journalist and poet
1967
Matt LeBlanc, American actor and producer
1967
Ruth Peetoom, Dutch minister and politician
1967
Tommy Skjerven, Norwegian footballer and referee
1966
Daryl Halligan, New Zealand rugby player and sportscaster
1966
Maureen Herman, American bass player
1966
Diana Johnson, English politician
1965
Marty Brown, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1965
Illeana Douglas, American actress, director, producer, and screenwriter
1965
Dale Shearer, Australian rugby league player
1964
Anne Applebaum, American journalist and author
1964
Tony Granato, American ice hockey player and coach
1964
Breuk Iversen, American designer and journalist
1963
Denis Coderre, Canadian politician, 44th Mayor of Montreal
1963
Julian Hodgson, Welsh chess player
1962
Carin Bakkum, Dutch tennis player
1962
Doug Drabek, American baseball player and coach
1960
Alain Robidoux, Canadian snooker player
1960
Justice Howard, American photographer
1960
Māris Martinsons, Latvian film director, producer, screenwriter, and editor
1959
Fyodor Cherenkov, Russian footballer and manager (d. 2014)
1959
Geoffrey Zakarian, American chef and author
1958
Alexei Filippenko, American astrophysicist and academic
1958
Thurston Moore, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1957
Mark Hunter, English politician
1957
Steve Podborski, Canadian skier
1956
Andy Goldsworthy, English-Scottish sculptor and photographer
1956
Frances Arnold, American scientist and engineer
1955
Iman, Somalian-English model and actress
1955
Randall Bewley, American guitarist and songwriter (d. 2009)
1954
Ken Greer, Canadian guitarist, keyboard player, and producer
1954
Sheena McDonald, Scottish journalist
1954
Walter Payton, American football player and race car driver (d. 1999)
1954
Jochem Ziegert, German footballer and manager
1953
Joseph A. Tunzi, Chicago based author, foremost expert on Elvis Presley
1953
Robert Zoellick, American banker and politician, 14th United States Deputy Secretary of State
1952
Eduardo Souto de Moura, Portuguese architect, designed the Estádio Municipal de Braga
1951
Jack Thompson, American lawyer and activist
1951
Verdine White, American bass player and producer
1950
Mark Clarke, English singer-songwriter and bass player
1948
Steve Goodman, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1984)
1946
José Areas, Nicaraguan drummer
1946
Nicole Farhi, French fashion designer and sculptor
1946
John Gibson, American radio host
1946
Rita Marley, Cuban-Jamaican singer
1946
P. Selvarasa, Sri Lankan politician
1946
Ljupka Dimitrovska, Macedonian-Croatian pop singer (d. 2016)
1944
Sally Beauman, English journalist and author (d. 2016)
1943
Jim McCarty, English singer and drummer
1943
Erika Steinbach, Polish-German politician
1942
Bruce Woodley, Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist
1941
Manny Charlton, Spanish-born Scottish rock musician and songwriter (Nazareth)
1941
Nate Thurmond, American basketball player (d. 2016)
1941
Emmett Till, American lynching victim (d. 1955)
1940
Richard Ballantine, American-English journalist and author (d. 2013)
1937
Colin Renfrew, Baron Renfrew of Kaimsthorn, English archaeologist and academic
1936
Gerry Ashmore, English race car driver
1936
Glenn Murcutt, English-Australian architect and academic
1935
Barbara Harris, American actress and singer (d. 2018)
1935
Adnan Khashoggi, Saudi Arabian businessman (d. 2017)
1935
Gilbert Parent, Canadian educator and politician, 33rd Speaker of the House of Commons of Canada (d. 2009)
1935
John Robinson, American football player and coach
1935
Larry Sherry, American baseball player and coach (d. 2006)
1935
Lars Werner, Swedish lawyer and politician (d. 2013)
1934
Don Ellis, American trumpet player and composer (d. 1978)
1934
Claude Zidi, French director and screenwriter
1932
Paul J. Weitz, American captain, pilot, and astronaut (d. 2017)
1931
James Butler, English sculptor and educator
1930
Murray Chapple, New Zealand cricketer and manager (d. 1985)
1930
Maureen Forrester, Canadian actress and singer (d. 2010)
1930
Alice Parizeau, Polish-Canadian journalist and criminologist (d. 1990)
1930
Herbert Scarf, American economist and academic (d. 2015)
1930
Annie Ross, Scottish-American singer and actress
1929
Judd Buchanan, Canadian businessman and politician, 36th Canadian Minister of Public Works
1929
Somnath Chatterjee, Indian lawyer and politician, 14th Speaker of the Lok Sabha (d. 2018)
1929
Eddie Mazur, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1995)
1928
Dolphy, Filipino actor, singer, and producer (d. 2012)
1928
Mario Montenegro, Filipino actor (d. 1988)
1928
Nils Taube, Estonian-English businessman (d. 2008)
1927
Daniel Ceccaldi, French actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2003)
1927
Midge Decter, American journalist and author
1927
Sadiq Hussain Qureshi, Pakistani politician, 10th Governor of Punjab (d. 2000)
1927
Jean-Marie Seroney, Kenyan activist and politician (d. 1982)
1926
Whitey Lockman, American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 2009)
1926
Bernard Thompson, British television producer and director (d. 1998)
1926
Beatriz Segall, Brazilian actress (d. 2018)
1925
Benny Benjamin, American R&B drummer (The Funk Brothers) (d. 1969)
1925
Jerry Paris, American actor and director (d. 1986)
1925
Dick Passwater, American racing driver
1925
Jutta Zilliacus, Finnish journalist and politician
1924
Frank Church, American lawyer and politician (d. 1984)
1924
Scotch Taylor, South African cricketer and hockey player (d. 2004)
1923
Estelle Getty, American actress (d. 2008)
1923
Edgar Gilbert, American mathematician and theorist (d. 2013)
1923
Maria Gripe, Swedish journalist and author (d. 2007)
1921
Adolph Herseth, American soldier and trumpet player (d. 2013)
1921
Lionel Terray, French mountaineer (d. 1965)
1920
Rosalind Franklin, English biophysicist, chemist, and academic (d. 1958)
1918
Jane Frank, American painter and sculptor (d. 1986)
1917
Fritz Honegger, Swiss lawyer and politician (d. 1999)
1916
Lucien Saulnier, Canadian lawyer and politician (d. 1989)
1915
S. U. Ethirmanasingham, Sri Lankan businessman and politician
1915
Joseph P. Kennedy Jr., American lieutenant and pilot (d. 1944)
1914
Woody Strode, American football player and actor (d. 1994)
1908
Bill Bowes, English cricketer (d. 1987)
1908
Ambroise-Marie Carré, French priest and author (d. 2004)
1908
Jack Gilford, American actor (d. 1990)
1906
Johnny Hodges, American saxophonist and clarinet player (d. 1970)
1905
Elias Canetti, Bulgarian-Swiss novelist, playwright, and memoirist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1994)
1905
Georges Grignard, French race car driver (d. 1977)
1905
Denys Watkins-Pitchford, English author and illustrator (d. 1990)
1902
Eric Hoffer, American philosopher and author (d. 1983)
1901
Ruth Krauss, American author and poet (d. 1993)
1901
Mohammed Helmy, Egyptian physician and Righteous Among the Nations (d.1982)
1901
Lila Lee, American actress and singer (d. 1973)
1896
Jack Perrin, American actor and stuntman (d. 1967)
1896
Josephine Tey, Scottish author and playwright (d. 1952)
1895
Ingeborg Spangsfeldt, Danish actress (d. 1968)
1894
Walter Brennan, American actor (d. 1974)
1894
Gavrilo Princip, Bosnian Serb revolutionary (d. 1918)
1886
Edward Cummins, American golfer (d. 1926)
1883
Alfredo Casella, Italian pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1947)
1882
George S. Rentz, American commander (d. 1942)
1878
Masaharu Anesaki, Japanese philosopher and scholar (d. 1949)
1875
Jim Corbett, Indian hunter, environmentalist, and author (d. 1955)
1870
Maxfield Parrish, American painter and illustrator (d. 1966)
1869
Platon, Estonian bishop and saint (d. 1919)
1867
Max Dauthendey, German author and painter (d. 1918)
1867
Alexander Rummler, American painter (d. 1959)
1866
Frederick Blackman, English physiologist and academic (d. 1947)
1865
Jac. P. Thijsse, Dutch botanist and conservationist (d. 1945)
1857
Frank J. Sprague, American naval officer and inventor (d. 1934)
1848
Arthur Balfour, Scottish-English lieutenant and politician, 33rd Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1930)
1847
Paul Langerhans, German pathologist, physiologist and biologist (d. 1888)
1844
Thomas Eakins, American painter, sculptor, and photographer (d. 1916)
1839
Francis Garnier, French captain and explorer (d. 1873)
1806
Maria Weston Chapman, American abolitionist (d. 1885)
1797
Princess Augusta of Hesse-Kassel (d. 1889)
1753
Santiago de Liniers, 1st Count of Buenos Aires, French-Spanish captain and politician, 10th Viceroy of the Viceroyalty of the Río de la Plata (d. 1810)
1750
Henry Knox, American general and politician, 1st United States Secretary of War (d. 1806)
1683
Pieter Langendijk, Dutch playwright and poet (d. 1756)
1658
Archibald Campbell, 1st Duke of Argyll, Scottish general (d. 1703)
1657
Philipp Heinrich Erlebach, German composer (d. 1714)
1654
Agostino Steffani, Italian composer and diplomat (d. 1728)
1633
Joseph Williamson, English politician (d. 1701)
1605
Theodore Haak, German scholar (d. 1690)
1581
Brian Twyne, English archivist (d. 1644)
1573
Christoph Scheiner, German astronomer and Jesuit (d. 1650)
1562
Katō Kiyomasa, Japanese warlord (d. 1611)
1556
George Peele, English translator, poet, and dramatist (d. 1596)
1532
Alphonsus Rodriguez, Jesuit lay brother and saint (d. 1617)
1498
Hernando de Aragón, Archbishop of Zaragoza (d. 1575)
1486
Albrecht VII, Duke of Mecklenburg (d. 1547)
1450
Jakob Wimpfeling, Renaissance humanist (d. 1528)
1421
Henry Percy, 3rd Earl of Northumberland, English politician (d. 1461)
1404
Philip I, Duke of Brabant (d. 1430)
1394
James I, king of Scotland (d. 1437)
1336
Albert I, Duke of Bavaria (d. 1404)
1291
Hawys Gadarn, Welsh noblewoman (d. 1353)
1261
Arthur II, Duke of Brittany (d. 1312)
1165
Ibn Arabi, Andalusian Sufi mystic, poet, and philosopher (d. 1240)
1109
Afonso I, king of Portugal (d. 1185)
1016
Casimir I the Restorer, duke of Poland (d. 1058)
975
Thietmar, bishop of Merseburg (d. 1018)

Deaths On This Day

2018
Sergio Marchionne, Italian-Canadian businessman (b. 1952)
2017
Michael Johnson, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1944)
2015
Jacques Andreani, French diplomat, French ambassador to the United States (b. 1929)
2015
R. S. Gavai, Indian lawyer and politician, 18th Governor of Kerala (b. 1929)
2015
Bob Kauffman, American basketball player and coach (b. 1946)
2014
Bel Kaufman, German-American author and academic (b. 1911)
2014
Richard Larter, Australian painter and illustrator (b. 1929)
2013
Walter De Maria, American sculptor, illustrator, and composer (b. 1935)
2013
William J. Guste, American lawyer and politician (b. 1922)
2013
Hugh Huxley, English-American biologist and academic (b. 1924)
2012
B. R. Ishara, Indian director and screenwriter (b. 1934)
2012
Barry Langford, English director and producer (b. 1926)
2012
Greg Mohns, American-Canadian football player and coach (b. 1950)
2012
Franz West, Austrian painter and sculptor (b. 1947)
2011
Michael Cacoyannis, Cypriot-Greek director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1922)
2009
Vernon Forrest, American boxer (b. 1971)
2009
Stanley Middleton, English author (b. 1919)
2009
Harry Patch, English soldier (b. 1898)
2008
Jeff Fehring, Australian footballer (b. 1955)
2008
Tracy Hall, American chemist and academic (b. 1919)
2008
Randy Pausch, American computer scientist and educator (b. 1960)
2007
Bernd Jakubowski, German footballer and manager (b. 1952)
2006
Ezra Fleischer, Romanian-Israeli poet and philologist (b. 1928)
2005
Albert Mangelsdorff, German trombonist (b. 1928)
2004
John Passmore, Australian philosopher and academic (b. 1914)
2003
Ludwig Bölkow, German engineer (b. 1912)
2003
John Schlesinger, English actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1926)
2002
Abdel Rahman Badawi, Egyptian philosopher and poet (b. 1917)
2000
Rudi Faßnacht, German footballer, coach, and manager (b. 1934)
1998
Evangelos Papastratos, Greek businessman, co-founded Papastratos (b. 1910)
1997
Ben Hogan, American golfer (b. 1912)
1995
Charlie Rich, American singer-songwriter (b. 1932)
1992
Alfred Drake, American actor and singer (b. 1914)
1991
Lazar Kaganovich, Soviet politician (b. 1893)
1989
Steve Rubell, American businessman, co-owner of Studio 54 (b. 1943)
1988
Judith Barsi, American child actress (b. 1978)
1986
Vincente Minnelli, American director and screenwriter (b. 1903)
1984
Bryan Hextall, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1913)
1984
Big Mama Thornton, American singer-songwriter (b. 1926)
1982
Hal Foster, Canadian-American author and illustrator (b. 1892)
1981
Rosa A. González, Puerto Rican nurse, author, feminist, and activist (b. 1889)
1980
Vladimir Vysotsky, Russian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (b. 1938)
1973
Amy Jacques Garvey, Jamaican-American journalist and activist (b. 1895)
1973
Louis St. Laurent, Canadian lawyer and politician, 12th Prime Minister of Canada (b. 1882)
1971
John Meyers, American swimmer and water polo player (b. 1880)
1971
Leroy Robertson, American composer and educator (b. 1896)
1967
Konstantinos Parthenis, Egyptian-Greek painter (b. 1878)
1966
Frank O'Hara, American poet and critic (b. 1926)
1963
Ugo Cerletti, Italian neurologist and academic (b. 1877)
1962
Thibaudeau Rinfret, Canadian lawyer and jurist, 9th Chief Justice of Canada (b. 1879)
1959
Yitzhak HaLevi Herzog, Polish-born Irish rabbi and author (b. 1888)
1958
Otto Lasanen, Finnish wrestler (b. 1891)
1952
Herbert Murrill, English organist and composer (b. 1909)
1942
Fred Englehardt, American triple jumper (b. 1879)
1934
François Coty, French businessman, founded Coty, Inc. (b. 1874)
1934
Engelbert Dollfuss, Austrian politician, 14th Chancellor of Austria (b. 1892)
1887
John Taylor, American religious leader, 3rd President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (b. 1808)
1865
James Barry, English soldier and surgeon (b. 1799)
1861
Jonas Furrer, Swiss lawyer and politician, President of the Swiss Confederation (b. 1805)
1843
Charles Macintosh, Scottish chemist and engineer (b. 1766)
1842
Dominique Jean Larrey, French physician and surgeon (b. 1766)
1834
Samuel Taylor Coleridge, English philosopher, poet, and critic (b. 1772)
1831
Maria Szymanowska, Polish composer and pianist (b. 1789)
1826
Kondraty Ryleyev, Russian poet and publisher (b. 1795)
1794
André Chénier, Greek-French poet and author (b. 1762)
1794
Jean-Antoine Roucher, French poet and author (b. 1745)
1794
Friedrich von der Trenck, Prussian adventurer and author (b. 1726)
1791
Isaac Low, American merchant and politician (b. 1735)
1790
Johann Bernhard Basedow, German educator and reformer (b. 1723)
1790
William Livingston, American soldier and politician, 1st Governor of New Jersey (b. 1723)
1681
Urian Oakes, English-American minister and educator (b. 1631)
1643
Robert Pierrepont, 1st Earl of Kingston-upon-Hull, English general and politician (b. 1584)
1616
Andreas Libavius, German physician and chemist (b. 1550)
1608
Pomponio Nenna, Italian composer (b. 1556)
1572
Isaac Luria, Ottoman rabbi and mystic (b. 1534)
1564
Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1503)
1492
Innocent VIII, pope of the Catholic Church (b. 1432)
1472
Charles of Artois, French nobleman (b. 1394)
1471
Thomas à Kempis, German priest and mystic
1409
Martin I, king of Sicily (b. 1376)
1190
Sibylla, queen of Jerusalem
1011
Ichijō, emperor of Japan (b. 980)
885
Ragenold, margrave of Neustria
306
Constantius Chlorus, Roman emperor (b. 250)