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On This Day in History:  July 29

July 29 is the 210th day of the year (211th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 155 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2016
Indiana family claims $536 million Mega Millions lottery jackpot. At a press conference Friday it was announced that a family of lifetime Hoosiers anonymously claimed the largest jackpot ever awarded to a single Mega Millions lottery ticket.
2015
Virginia truck driver claims Mega Millions jackpot in Pa.. A professional truck driver for nearly 30 years will be retiring early thanks to a lottery ticket he purchased at a Pennsylvania travel plaza.
2014
Wisconsin man's two winning lotto tickets said to be "misprints". A Wisconsin man thought he had two $1,000 dollar winning crossword scratch tickets back on July 20th, but when he tried to cash them in, he was told there was an error and that the tickets were misprints.
2014
Indecision at the Illinois Lottery over new national game. The Illinois Department of Lottery is working to decide whether it wants to take a chance on a new Monopoly game that will be rolled out in October across the United States.
2011
Man scratches $3M Georgia Lottery prize in store. A food mart store manager in Cave Spring, Georgia, sold a winning Georgia Lottery ticket worth $3 million, and witnessed the genuine reaction of the surprised winner.
2011
Millions in lottery jackpots expire every year. Around the United States, millions of dollars in lottery prize money goes unclaimed each year, as players fail to redeem their winning tickets before they expire.
2011
W.V. Lottery ends 3-year losing streak. A three-year money-losing streak for the West Virginia Lottery has come to an end, as the agency saw an upswing in revenues for the just completed 2010-11 budget year, Lottery commissioners learned Tuesday.
2009
TV station investigates repeating Kentucky Lottery scratch winners. A TV station investigates a variety of events surrounding the Kentucky Lottery and scratch-off winners with extraordinary luck.
2009
Proposed Mass. budget includes nonexistent lottery money. When Massachusetts lawmakers approved a $24.7 billion state budget last week, they included $25 million in expected revenue from the multi-state lottery game, Powerball.
2009
Tenn. Lottery's Hargrove named chair of the Powerball Group. Rebecca Hargrove, president and CEO of the Tennessee Education Lottery, earlier this month was named Chair of the Powerball Group of the Multi-State Lottery Association.
2005
Florida Lottery will not honor misprint scratch-off jackpot. The Florida Lottery has refused to pay the winner of a $250,000 scratch off jackpot, saying that the winning ticket was a printing error.
2005
Hoosier Lottery insists computers are better than ball drawings. Still smarting from the sting of a massive security scandal, Indiana Lottery officials are making a claim that computerized drawings actually improve security over traditional lottery drawings conducted with a mechanical ball machine.
2005
Hoosier Lottery increases funds for security. For months, Indiana Lottery officials have been trying to repair the damage done when William C. Foreman, a former lottery investigator, was accused in November of obtaining insider information to help friends get a $1 million scratch-off ticket.
2004
Powerball Jackpot Jumps to $54 Million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Wednesday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $54 million, with a cash option of $28.2 million.
2004
Lottery winner enjoying life. Greenwich, Connecticut resident Donald "Boo-boo" won $100,000 playing an instant lottery game at Greenwich Cigar and Stationery.
2004
SEC Investigating Gtech in Brazil. Gtech Holdings Corp. said Thursday that the Securities and Exchange Commission opened a formal investigation into the lottery operator's dealings in Brazil.
2004
Missouri shuts down illegal lottery Web site. A Jefferson County Circuit Court judge issued a preliminary injunction on Tuesday against the operator of Web site which ran its own lottery.
2003
Hollywood, FL couple wins half of $80.9 million Lotto prize. A Hollywood, Florida couple claimed half the $80.9 million Florida Lotto jackpot Tuesday at Lottery headquarters in Tallahassee, choosing to reap their winnings in 30 annual installments of $1,349,000 each.
2003
Lottery manager resigns after charged with bribery. A Florida Lottery regional manager has resigned, just days after he was charged with seeking kickbacks from a convenience store owner.
2003
$25M question: Who is credible?. Yesterday 21 co-workers squared off in a New Jersey courtroom, where Superior Court Judge Marguerite Simon must decide who gets the $25 million from the Big Game Mega Millions drawing March 15.
2003
New Mexico Lottery reports record FY2003 revenue. The New Mexico Lottery Authority has posted a record $137 million in revenues for its fiscal year 2003 ending June 30, 2003, an increase of $3.1 million over the previous year.
2003
Brushfire Lands N.J. Lottery Advertising Account. The New Jersey Lottery has awarded its two-year, $10 million advertising account to Brushfire. The Whippany, N.J., shop replaces five-year incumbent GraphicaGroup in Chester, N.J., which crafted the print campaign featuring the lottery's tagline, "For every dream, there's a jackpot."
2003
Georgia proposes deal with new Tennessee lottery. Tennessee could launch its new lottery up to four months earlier than planned if it partners with Georgia and its vendor contract, Georgia Lottery director Rebecca Paul said Monday.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$487 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 30, 2016
2.$303 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 1, 2017
3.$250 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 29, 1998
4.$239 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 29, 2017
5.$235 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 31, 2013
6.€198.1 Million
US$220.86 Million
Draw Date
Jul 30, 2019
7.€153 Million
US$188.05 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jul 31, 2012
8.$187 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 1, 2018
9.$158 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 1, 2012
10.$155 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 29, 2006
11.€113 Million
US$137.17 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jul 29, 2005
12.$133 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 30, 2011
13.€115.55 Million
US$129.12 Million
Draw Date
Jul 30, 2016
14.$105 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 1, 2007
15.$102 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 29, 2009
16.$100 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 29, 2015
17.€84.78 Million
US$94.48 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Jul 29, 2016
18.€76.74 Million
US$90.18 Million
Draw Date
Jul 29, 2017
19.$90 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jul 30, 1999
20.$88 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 31, 2019
21.$85 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 31, 2010
22.€72 Million
US$80.24 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jul 29, 2016
23.$77 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jul 29, 2014
24.$75 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 30, 2008
25.$74 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jul 29, 2011

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1985
Monday, Jul 29, 1985
34 years old
1983
Friday, Jul 29, 1983
36 years old
1983
Friday, Jul 29, 1983
36 years old
1983
Friday, Jul 29, 1983
36 years old
1977
Friday, Jul 29, 1977
42 years old
1973
Sunday, Jul 29, 1973
46 years old
1972
Saturday, Jul 29, 1972
47 years old
1970
Wednesday, Jul 29, 1970
49 years old
1967
Saturday, Jul 29, 1967
52 years old
1962
Sunday, Jul 29, 1962
57 years old
1954
Thursday, Jul 29, 1954
65 years old
1952
Tuesday, Jul 29, 1952
67 years old
1951
Sunday, Jul 29, 1951
68 years old
(year not provided)
(year not provided)
(year not provided)

Worldwide Events On This Day

2015
Microsoft releases Windows 10.
2013
Two passenger trains collide in the Swiss municipality of Granges-près-Marnand near Lausanne injuring 25 people.
2010
An overloaded passenger ferry capsizes on the Kasai River in Bandundu Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo, resulting in at least 80 deaths.
2005
Astronomers announce their discovery of the dwarf planet Eris.
1996
The child protection portion of the Communications Decency Act is struck down by a U.S. federal court as too broad.
1993
The Supreme Court of Israel acquits alleged Nazi death camp guard John Demjanjuk of all charges and he is set free.
1987
British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and President of France François Mitterrand sign the agreement to build a tunnel under the English Channel (Eurotunnel).
1987
Prime Minister of India Rajiv Gandhi and President of Sri Lanka J. R. Jayewardene sign the Indo-Sri Lanka Accord on ethnic issues.
1981
A worldwide television audience of over 700 million people watch the wedding of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Lady Diana Spencer at St Paul's Cathedral in London.
1980
Iran adopts a new "holy" flag after the Islamic Revolution.
1976
In New York City, David Berkowitz (a.k.a. the "Son of Sam") kills one person and seriously wounds another in the first of a series of attacks.
1973
Greeks vote to abolish the monarchy, beginning the first period of the Metapolitefsi.
1973
During the Dutch Grand Prix driver Roger Williamson was killed in the race, after a suspected tire failure caused the car to pitch into the barriers at high speed.
1967
Vietnam War: Off the coast of North Vietnam the USS Forrestal catches on fire in the worst U.S. naval disaster since World War II, killing 134.
1967
During the fourth day of celebrating its 400th anniversary, the city of Caracas, Venezuela is shaken by an earthquake, leaving approximately 500 dead.
1965
Vietnam War: The first 4,000 101st Airborne Division paratroopers arrive in Vietnam, landing at Cam Ranh Bay.
1959
First United States Congress elections in Hawaii as a state of the Union.
1958
U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs into law the National Aeronautics and Space Act, which creates the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
1957
The International Atomic Energy Agency is established.
1950
Korean War: After four days, the No Gun Ri Massacre ends when the US Army 7th Cavalry Regiment is withdrawn.
1948
Olympic Games: The Games of the XIV Olympiad: After a hiatus of 12 years caused by World War II, the first Summer Olympics to be held since the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, open in London.
1945
The BBC Light Programme radio station is launched for mainstream light entertainment and music.
1937
Tōngzhōu Incident: In Tōngzhōu, China, the East Hopei Army attacks Japanese troops and civilians.
1932
Great Depression: In Washington, D.C., troops disperse the last of the "Bonus Army" of World War I veterans.
1921
Adolf Hitler becomes leader of the National Socialist German Workers Party.
1920
Construction of the Link River Dam begins as part of the Klamath Reclamation Project.
1914
The Cape Cod Canal opened.
1907
Sir Robert Baden-Powell sets up the Brownsea Island Scout camp in Poole Harbour on the south coast of England. The camp runs from August 1 to August 9, 1907, and is regarded as the foundation of the Scouting movement.
1900
In Italy, King Umberto I of Italy is assassinated by the anarchist Gaetano Bresci.
1899
The First Hague Convention is signed.
1864
American Civil War: Confederate spy Belle Boyd is arrested by Union troops and detained at the Old Capitol Prison in Washington, D.C.
1858
United States and Japan sign the Harris Treaty.
1851
Annibale de Gasparis discovers asteroid 15 Eunomia.
1848
Irish Potato Famine: Tipperary Revolt: In County Tipperary, Ireland, then in the United Kingdom, an unsuccessful nationalist revolt against British rule is put down by police.
1836
Inauguration of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, France.
1818
French physicist Augustin Fresnel submits his prizewinning "Memoir on the Diffraction of Light", precisely accounting for the limited extent to which light spreads into shadows, and thereby demolishing the oldest objection to the wave theory of light.
1775
Founding of the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's Corps: General George Washington appoints William Tudor as Judge Advocate of the Continental Army.
1693
War of the Grand Alliance: Battle of Landen: France wins a Pyrrhic victory over Allied forces in the Netherlands.
1588
Anglo-Spanish War: Battle of Gravelines: English naval forces under the command of Lord Charles Howard and Sir Francis Drake defeat the Spanish Armada off the coast of Gravelines, France.
1567
James VI is crowned King of Scotland at Stirling.
1565
The widowed Mary, Queen of Scots marries Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley, Duke of Albany, at Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh, Scotland.
1148
The Siege of Damascus ends in a decisive crusader defeat and leads to the disintegration of the Second Crusade.
1030
Ladejarl-Fairhair succession wars: Battle of Stiklestad: King Olaf II fights and dies trying to regain his Norwegian throne from the Danes.
1018
Count Dirk III defeats an army sent by Emperor Henry II in the Battle of Vlaardingen.
1014
Byzantine-Bulgarian wars: Battle of Kleidion: Byzantine emperor Basil II inflicts a decisive defeat on the Bulgarian army, and his subsequent treatment of 15,000 prisoners reportedly causes Tsar Samuil of Bulgaria to die of a heart attack less than three months later, on October 6.
923
Battle of Firenzuola: Lombard forces under King Rudolph II and Adalbert I, margrave of Ivrea, defeat the dethroned Emperor Berengar I of Italy at Firenzuola (Tuscany).
904
Sack of Thessalonica: Saracen raiders under Leo of Tripoli sack Thessaloniki, the Byzantine Empire's second-largest city, after a short siege, and plunder it for a week.
615
Pakal ascends the throne of Palenque at the age of 12.
238
The Praetorian Guard storm the palace and capture Pupienus and Balbinus. They are dragged through the streets of Rome and executed. On the same day, Gordian III, age 13, is proclaimed emperor.
587 BC
The Neo-Babylonian Empire sacks Jerusalem and destroys the First Temple.

Births On This Day

1994
Liam O'Brien, Canadian ice hockey player
1993
Nicole Melichar, American tennis player
1992
Karen Torrez, Bolivian swimmer
1991
Dale Copley, Australian rugby league player
1991
Irakli Logua, Russian footballer
1989
Grit Šadeiko, Estonian heptathlete
1988
Tarjei Bø, Norwegian biathlete
1985
Besart Berisha, Albanian footballer
1985
Okinoumi Ayumi, Japanese sumo wrestler
1985
Simon Santoso, Indonesian badminton player
1984
Oh Beom-seok, South Korean footballer
1984
Chad Billingsley, American baseball player
1984
Wilson Palacios, Honduran footballer
1983
Jason Belmonte, Australian bowler
1983
Inés Gómez Mont, Mexican journalist and actress
1983
Alexei Kaigorodov, Russian ice hockey player
1983
Jerious Norwood, American football player
1983
Elise Testone, American singer-songwriter
1982
Janez Aljančič, Slovenian footballer
1982
Jônatas Domingos, Brazilian footballer
1982
Allison Mack, American actress and criminal
1981
Fernando Alonso, Spanish race car driver
1981
Andrés Madrid, Argentinian footballer
1981
Troy Perkins, American soccer player
1980
Ryan Braun, Canadian-American baseball player
1980
Fernando González, Chilean tennis player
1980
Ben Koller, American drummer
1980
John Morris, Australian rugby league player
1979
Karim Essediri, Tunisian footballer
1979
Ronald Murray, American basketball player
1979
Juris Umbraško, Latvian basketball player
1978
Mike Adams, American baseball player
1978
Marina Lazarovska, Macedonian tennis player
1975
Yoshihiro Akiyama, Japanese mixed martial artist
1975
Lanka de Silva, Sri Lankan cricketer
1975
Corrado Grabbi, Italian footballer
1975
Jaanus Sirel, Estonian footballer
1973
Stephen Dorff, American actor and producer
1973
Denis Urubko, Kazakh mountaineer
1972
Wil Wheaton, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
1971
Andrea Philipp, German sprinter
1970
Adele Griffin, American author
1970
Andi Peters, English journalist, actor, and producer
1970
John Rennie, Zimbabwean cricketer
1968
Gideon Henderson, English geologist and academic
1968
Paavo Lötjönen, Finnish cellist and educator
1966
Sally Gunnell, English hurdler and sportscaster
1966
Stuart Lampitt, English cricketer
1966
Martina McBride, American singer-songwriter and producer
1965
Luis Alicea, Puerto Rican-American baseball player and coach
1965
Dean Haglund, Canadian actor, producer, and screenwriter
1965
Adam Holloway, English captain and politician
1965
Stan Koziol, American soccer player (d. 2014)
1965
Chang-Rae Lee, South Korean-American author and academic
1965
Xavier Waterkeyn, Australian author
1965
Woody Weatherman, American guitarist and songwriter
1964
Jaanus Veensalu, Estonian footballer
1963
Hans-Holger Albrecht, Belgian-German businessman
1963
Jim Beglin, Irish footballer and sportscaster
1963
Julie Elliott, English politician
1963
Azeem Hafeez, Pakistani cricketer
1963
Alexandra Paul, American actress and producer
1963
Graham Poll, English footballer, referee, and journalist
1962
Carl Cox, English DJ and producer
1962
Frank Neubarth, German footballer and manager
1962
Scott Steiner, American wrestler
1962
Vincent Rousseau, Belgian runner
1960
Didier Van Cauwelaert, French author
1959
Sanjay Dutt, Indian actor, singer, and producer
1959
Ruud Janssen, Dutch blogger and illustrator
1959
Dave LaPoint, American baseball player and manager
1959
John Sykes, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
1958
Gail Dines, English-American author, activist, and academic
1958
Simon Nye, English screenwriter and producer
1958
Cynthia Rowley, American fashion designer
1957
Liam Davison, Australian author and educator (d. 2014)
1957
Viktor Gavrikov, Lithuanian-Swiss chess player (d. 2016)
1957
Nellie Kim, Russian gymnast and coach
1956
Teddy Atlas, American boxer, trainer, and sportscaster
1956
Ronnie Musgrove, American lawyer and politician, 62nd Governor of Mississippi
1956
Faustino Rupérez, Spanish cyclist
1955
Jean-Hugues Anglade, French actor, director, and screenwriter
1955
Dave Stevens, American illustrator (d. 2008)
1955
Stephen Timms, English politician, Minister of State for Competitiveness
1954
Patti Scialfa, American musician
1953
Ken Burns, American director and producer
1953
Geddy Lee, Canadian musician
1953
Frank McGuinness, Irish poet and playwright
1953
Tim Gunn, American television host and actor
1952
Norman Blackwell, Baron Blackwell, English businessman and politician
1952
Joe Johnson, English snooker player and sportscaster
1952
Marie Panayotopoulos-Cassiotou, Greek politician
1951
Susan Blackmore, English psychologist and theorist
1951
Dan Driessen, American baseball player and coach
1951
Dean Pitchford, American actor, director, screenwriter, and composer
1950
Jenny Holzer, American painter, author, and dancer
1949
Leslie Easterbrook, American actress
1949
Jamil Mahuad, Ecuadorian lawyer and politician, 51st President of Ecuador
1948
John Clarke, New Zealand-Australian comedian, actor, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2017)
1947
Dick Harmon, American golfer and coach (d. 2006)
1946
Ximena Armas, Chilean painter
1946
Stig Blomqvist, Swedish race car driver
1946
Neal Doughty, American keyboard player, songwriter, and producer
1946
Alessandro Gogna, Italian mountaineer and adventurer
1946
Diane Keen, English actress
1946
Aleksei Tammiste, Estonian basketball player
1945
Sharon Creech, American author and educator
1945
Mircea Lucescu, Romanian footballer, coach, and manager
1944
Jim Bridwell, American rock climber and mountaineer
1943
David Taylor, English snooker player and sportscaster
1942
Doug Ashdown, Australian singer-songwriter
1941
Jennifer Dunn, American engineer and politician (d. 2007)
1941
Goenawan Mohamad, Indonesian poet and playwright
1941
David Warner, English actor
1940
Betty Harris, American chemist
1940
Winnie Monsod, Filipina economist and political commentator
1938
Peter Jennings, Canadian-American journalist and author (d. 2005)
1938
Jean Rochon, Canadian physician and politician
1937
Daniel McFadden, American economist and academic, Nobel Prize Laureate
1936
Elizabeth Dole, American lawyer and politician, 20th United States Secretary of Labor
1935
Peter Schreier, German tenor and conductor
1933
Lou Albano, Italian-American wrestler, manager, and actor (d. 2009)
1933
Colin Davis, English race car driver (d. 2012)
1933
Robert Fuller, American actor and rancher
1933
Randy Sparks, American folk singer-songwriter and musician (The New Christy Minstrels)
1932
Leslie Fielding, English diplomat
1932
Nancy Kassebaum, American businesswoman and politician
1931
Kjell Karlsen, Norwegian pianist, composer, and bandleader
1930
Paul Taylor, American dancer and choreographer
1927
Harry Mulisch, Dutch author, poet, and playwright (d. 2010)
1926
Robert Kilpatrick, Baron Kilpatrick of Kincraig, Scottish physician, academic, and politician (d. 2015)
1925
Harold W. Kuhn, American mathematician and academic (d. 2014)
1925
Ted Lindsay, Canadian ice hockey player, manager, and sportscaster (d. 2019)
1925
Mikis Theodorakis, Greek composer
1924
Lloyd Bochner, Canadian-American actor (d. 2005)
1924
Robert Horton, American actor (d. 2016)
1923
George Burditt, American screenwriter and producer (d. 2013)
1923
Edgar Cortright, American scientist and engineer (d. 2014)
1923
Jim Marshall, English businessman, founded Marshall Amplification (d. 2012)
1923
Gordon Mitchell, American bodybuilder and actor (d. 2003)
1921
Richard Egan, American actor (d. 1987)
1921
Chris Marker, French photographer and journalist (d. 2012)
1920
Neville Jeffress, Australian businessman (d. 2007)
1918
Don Ingalls, American writer and producer (d. 2014)
1918
Edwin O'Connor, American journalist and author (d. 1968)
1918
Mary Lee Settle, American novelist, essayist, and memoirist (d. 2005)
1917
Rochus Misch, German SS officer (d. 2013)
1916
Budd Boetticher, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2001)
1916
Charlie Christian, American guitarist (d. 1942)
1916
Rupert Hamer, Australian politician, 39th Premier of Victoria (d. 2004)
1915
Bruce R. McConkie, American colonel and religious leader (d. 1985)
1915
Francis W. Sargent, American soldier and politician, 64th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1998)
1914
Irwin Corey, American actor and activist (d. 2017)
1913
Erich Priebke, German war criminal, leader of the 1944 Ardeatine massacre (d. 2013)
1911
Foster Furcolo, American lawyer and politician, 60th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1995)
1911
Archbishop Iakovos of America (d. 2005)
1910
Gale Page, American actress (d. 1983)
1909
Samm Sinclair Baker, American author (d. 1997)
1909
Chester Himes, American-Spanish author (d. 1984)
1907
Melvin Belli, American lawyer (d. 1996)
1906
Thelma Todd, American actress and singer (d. 1935)
1905
Clara Bow, American actress (d. 1965)
1905
Dag Hammarskjöld, Swedish economist and diplomat, 2nd Secretary-General of the United Nations, Nobel Prize Laureate (d. 1961)
1905
Stanley Kunitz, American poet and translator (d. 2006)
1904
Mahasi Sayadaw, Burmese monk and philosopher (d. 1982)
1904
J. R. D. Tata, French-Indian pilot and businessman, founded Tata Motors and Tata Global Beverages (d. 1993)
1900
Mary V. Austin, Australian community worker and political activist (d. 1986)
1900
Eyvind Johnson, Swedish novelist and short story writer, Nobel Prize Laureate (d. 1976)
1900
Teresa Noce, Italian labor leader, activist, and journalist (d. 1980)
1900
Don Redman, American composer, and bandleader (d. 1964)
1899
Walter Beall, American baseball player (d. 1959)
1898
Isidor Isaac Rabi, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize Laureate (d. 1988)
1897
Neil Ritchie, Guyanese-English general (d. 1983)
1896
Maria L. de Hernández, Mexican-American rights activist (d. 1986)
1892
William Powell, American actor and singer (d. 1984)
1891
Bernhard Zondek, German-Israeli gynecologist and academic (d. 1966)
1888
Vladimir K. Zworykin, Russian-American engineer, invented the Iconoscope (d. 1982)
1887
Sigmund Romberg, Hungarian-American pianist and composer (d. 1951)
1885
Theda Bara, American actress (d. 1955)
1884
Ralph Austin Bard, American financier and politician, 2nd Under Secretary of the Navy (d. 1975)
1883
Porfirio Barba-Jacob, Colombian poet and author (d. 1942)
1883
Benito Mussolini, Italian journalist and politician, 27th Prime Minister of Italy (d. 1945)
1878
Don Marquis, American author, poet, and playwright (d. 1937)
1876
Maria Ouspenskaya, Russian-American actress and acting teacher (d. 1949)
1874
J. S. Woodsworth, Canadian minister and politician (d. 1942)
1872
Eric Alfred Knudsen, American author, lawyer, and politician (d. 1957)
1871
Jakob Mändmets, Estonian writer and journalist (d. 1930)
1869
Booth Tarkington, American novelist and dramatist (d. 1946)
1867
Berthold Oppenheim, Moravian rabbi (d. 1942)
1860
Charles Cochrane-Baillie, 2nd Baron Lamington, English politician, 8th Governor of Queensland (d. 1940)
1849
Max Nordau, Hungarian physician, author, and critic, co-founded the World Zionist Organization (d. 1923)
1846
Sophie Menter, German pianist and composer (d. 1918)
1846
Isabel, Brazilian princess (d. 1921)
1843
Johannes Schmidt, German linguist and academic (d. 1901)
1841
Gerhard Armauer Hansen, Norwegian physician (d. 1912)
1817
Ivan Aivazovsky, Armenian-Russian painter and illustrator (d. 1900)
1817
Martin Körber, Baltic German pastor, composer, and conductor (d. 1893)
1806
Horace Abbott, American businessman and banker (d. 1887)
1805
Alexis de Tocqueville, French historian and philosopher (d. 1859)
1801
George Bradshaw, English cartographer and publisher (d. 1853)
1797
Daniel Drew, American businessman and financier (d. 1879)
1763
Philip Charles Durham, Scottish admiral and politician (d. 1845)
1744
Giulio Maria della Somaglia, Italian cardinal (d. 1830)
1646
Johann Theile, German organist and composer (d. 1724)
1605
Simon Dach, German poet and hymn-writer (d. 1659)
1580
Francesco Mochi, Italian sculptor (d. 1654)
1573
Philip II, duke of Pomerania-Stettin (d. 1618)
1537
Pedro Téllez-Girón, Spanish nobleman (d. 1590)
1356
Martin the Elder, king of Aragon, Valencia and Majorca (d. 1410)
1166
Henry II, French nobleman and king of Jerusalem (d. 1197)
996
Fujiwara no Norimichi, Japanese nobleman (d. 1075)
869
Muhammad al-Mahdi, Iraqi 12th Imam (d. 941)

Deaths On This Day

2018
Oliver Dragojević, a Croatian recording artist (b. 1947)
2018
Josip Peruzovic, Yugoslav-born American professional wrestler (b. 1947)
2015
Antony Holland, English-Canadian actor, director, and playwright (b. 1920)
2015
Peter O'Sullevan, Anglo-Irish sportscaster (b. 1918)
2015
Mike Pyle, American football player and sportscaster (b. 1939)
2015
Franklin H. Westervelt, American computer scientist, engineer, and academic (b. 1930)
2014
M. Caldwell Butler, American soldier, lawyer, and politician (b. 1925)
2014
Jon R. Cavaiani, English-American sergeant, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1943)
2014
Giorgio Gaslini, Italian pianist and composer (b. 1929)
2014
María Antonia Iglesias, Spanish journalist and author (b. 1945)
2014
Péter Kiss, Hungarian engineer and politician (b. 1959)
2014
Idris Muhammad, American drummer and composer (b. 1939)
2014
Thomas R. St. George, American soldier and author (b. 1919)
2013
Christian Benítez, Ecuadorian footballer (b. 1986)
2013
Peter Flanigan, American banker and civil servant (b. 1923)
2013
Tony Gaze, Australian soldier, pilot, and race car driver (b. 1920)
2013
Munir Hussain, Indian cricketer and sportscaster (b. 1929)
2012
Tatiana Egorova, Russian footballer and manager (b. 1970)
2012
August Kowalczyk, Polish actor and director (b. 1921)
2012
Chris Marker, French photographer and journalist (b. 1921)
2012
James Mellaart, English archaeologist and author (b. 1925)
2012
John Stampe, Danish footballer and coach (b. 1957)
2010
Charles E. Wicks, American chemist and academic (b. 1925)
2008
Bruce Edward Ivins, American scientist and bio-defense researcher (b. 1946)
2007
Mike Reid, English comedian, actor, and author (b. 1940)
2007
Michel Serrault, French actor (b. 1928)
2007
Tom Snyder, American journalist and talk show host (b. 1936)
2007
Marvin Zindler, American journalist (b. 1921)
2004
Rena Vlahopoulou, Greek actress and singer (b. 1923)
2003
Foday Sankoh, Sierra Leonean soldier, founded the Revolutionary United Front (b. 1937)
2001
Edward Gierek, Polish soldier and politician (b. 1913)
2001
Wau Holland, German computer scientist, co-founded Chaos Computer Club (b. 1951)
1998
Jerome Robbins, American director, producer, and choreographer (b. 1918)
1996
Ric Nordman, Canadian businessman and politician (b. 1919)
1996
Marcel-Paul Schützenberger, French mathematician and theorist (b. 1920)
1996
Jason Thirsk, American singer and bass player (b. 1967)
1995
Les Elgart, American trumpet player and bandleader (b. 1917)
1994
John Britton, American physician (b. 1925)
1994
Dorothy Hodgkin, Egyptian-English biochemist and biophysicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1910)
1992
Michel Larocque, Canadian ice hockey player and manager (b. 1952)
1990
Bruno Kreisky, Austrian academic and politician, 22nd Chancellor of Austria (b. 1911)
1987
Bibhutibhushan Mukhopadhyay, Indian author, poet, and playwright (b. 1894)
1984
Fred Waring, American television host and bandleader (b. 1900)
1983
Luis Buñuel, Spanish actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1900)
1983
Raymond Massey, Canadian-American actor and screenwriter (b. 1896)
1983
David Niven, English military officer and actor (b. 1910)
1982
Harold Sakata, American wrestler and actor (b. 1920)
1982
Vladimir K. Zworykin, Russian-American engineer, invented the Iconoscope (b. 1889)
1981
Robert Moses, American urban planner, designed the Northern State Parkway and Southern State Parkway (b. 1888)
1979
Herbert Marcuse, German sociologist and philosopher (b. 1898)
1979
Bill Todman, American screenwriter and producer (b. 1916)
1978
Andrzej Bogucki, Polish actor, operetta singer, and songwriter (b. 1904)
1976
Mickey Cohen, American gangster (b. 1913)
1974
Cass Elliot, American singer (b. 1941)
1974
Erich Kästner, German author and poet (b. 1899)
1973
Norm Smith, Australian footballer and coach (b. 1915)
1973
Roger Williamson, English race car driver (b. 1948)
1970
John Barbirolli, English cellist and conductor (b. 1899)
1966
Johnson Aguiyi-Ironsi, Nigerian general and politician, 2nd Head of State of Nigeria (b. 1924)
1966
Adekunle Fajuyi, Nigerian colonel (b. 1926)
1964
Vean Gregg, American baseball player (b. 1885)
1962
Ronald Fisher, English biologist and statistician (b. 1890)
1962
Leonardo De Lorenzo, Italian-American flute player and educator (b. 1875)
1960
Hasan Saka, Turkish politician, 7th Prime Minister of Turkey (b. 1885)
1954
Coen de Koning, Dutch speed skater (b. 1879)
1951
Ali Sami Yen, Turkish footballer and manager, founded Galatasaray S.K. (b. 1886)
1950
Joe Fry, English race car driver (b. 1915)
1938
Nikolai Krylenko, Russian lawyer, jurist, and politician, Prosecutor General of the Russian SFSR (b. 1885)
1934
Didier Pitre, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1883)
1924
Sotirios Krokidas, Greek educator and politician, 110th Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1852)
1918
Ernest William Christmas, Australian-American painter (b. 1863)
1913
Tobias Asser, Dutch lawyer and jurist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1838)
1908
Marie Adam-Doerrer (b. 1838)
1900
Umberto I of Italy (b. 1844)
1895
Floriano Peixoto, Brazilian general and politician, 2nd President of Brazil (b. 1839)
1890
Vincent van Gogh, Dutch painter and illustrator (b. 1853)
1887
Agostino Depretis, Italian politician, 9th Prime Minister of Italy (d. 1813)
1857
Thomas Dick, Scottish minister, astronomer, and author (b. 1774)
1856
Robert Schumann, German composer and critic (b. 1810)
1844
Franz Xaver Wolfgang Mozart, Austrian pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1791)
1839
Gaspard de Prony, French mathematician and engineer (b. 1755)
1833
William Wilberforce, English philanthropist and politician (b. 1759)
1813
Jean-Andoche Junot, French general (b. 1771)
1792
René Nicolas Charles Augustin de Maupeou, French lawyer and politician, Chancellor of France (b. 1714)
1781
Johann Kies, German astronomer and mathematician (b. 1713)
1752
Peter Warren, Irish admiral and politician (b. 1703)
1644
Pope Urban VIII (b. 1568)
1612
Jacques Bongars, French scholar and diplomat (b. 1554)
1573
John Caius, English physician and academic (b. 1510)
1507
Martin Behaim, German-Bohemian geographer and astronomer (b. 1459)
1504
Thomas Stanley, 1st Earl of Derby (b. 1435)
1326
Richard Óg de Burgh, 2nd Earl of Ulster (b. 1259)
1236
Ingeborg of Denmark, Queen of France (b. 1175)
1108
Philip I of France (b. 1052)
1099
Pope Urban II (b. 1042)
1095
Ladislaus I of Hungary (b. 1040)
1030
Olaf II of Norway (b. 995)
846
Li Shen, chancellor of the Tang Dynasty
796
Offa of Mercia (b. 730)
451
Tuoba Huang, prince of Northern Wei (b. 428)
238
Balbinus, Roman emperor (b. 165)
238
Pupienus, Roman emperor (b. 178)