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On This Day in History:  July 4

July 4 is the 185th day of the year (186th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 180 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2019
Happy Independence Day. Have a happy and safe Fourth of July!
2018
Happy Independence Day. Have a happy and safe Fourth of July!
2017
Happy Independence Day. From the staff of Lottery Post, have a happy and safe Fourth of July!
2016
Happy Independence Day. Have a happy and safe Fourth of July!
2015
Happy Independence Day. From the staff of Lottery Post, have a happy and safe Fourth of July!
2014
Happy Independence Day. From the staff of Lottery Post, have a happy and safe Fourth of July!
2013
Happy Independence Day. Have a happy and safe Fourth of July!
2012
Connecticut Lottery draws $1M Super Draw raffle. The Connecticut Lottery today held the state's fourth Super Draw raffle drawing, creating one new millionaire and several winners of other cash prizes.
2012
Rhode Island lottery winner hits jackpot one day after son wins $1,000. A man from East Providence, Rhode Island, has claimed more than $180,000 in lottery winnings, a day after his son won $1,000 in a different game.
2012
Iowa Lottery on the verge of revealing names of 'Shipping 20' winners. The mystery Iowa winners of a $241 million Powerball jackpot could have their identities unveiled as soon as Friday morning, say state officials.
2007
N.J. Lottery Independence Day Raffle results. The New Jersey Lottery's latest raffle-style game, Independence Day Raffle, was drawn today, and will make four instant millionaires.
2007
Massachusetts Lottery's Star Spangled Sweepstakes results. Massachusetts Lottery officials will hand out $40 million in prize money to 51 ticket holders in today's drawing for the Star Spangled Sweepstakes.
2007
North Carolina Sizzlin' Millionaire Raffle results. The North Carolina Lottery's latest raffle-style game, Sizzlin' Millionaire Raffle, was drawn today, and will make four instant millionaires.
2007
Florida Lottery Firecracker Millionaire Raffle results. The Florida Lottery's latest raffle-style game, Firecracker Millionaire Raffle, was drawn today, and will make twelve instant millionaires.
2006
Oklahoma lottery winner remains silent. There has been no word from the Oklahoma Powerball winner since the numbers 10-20-22-39-48 and Powerball number 25 were drawn June 17.
2006
Granny's dream advice helps man win lottery. A Malaysian won 42,500 ringgit ($11,580) in a lottery by playing a four-digit number his dead grandmother had given him in a dream, a newspaper reported Saturday.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$454 Million
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Jul 5, 2016
2.$283 Million
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Jul 6, 2018
3.$257 Million
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Jul 6, 2016
4.€171 Million
US$247.23 Million
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Euro Millions
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Jul 5, 2011
5.€181.08 Million
US$204.31 Million
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Jul 4, 2019
6.$200 Million
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Jul 5, 2003
7.$172 Million
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Jul 4, 2017
8.$165 Million
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Jul 6, 2019
9.$133 Million
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Jul 7, 2009
10.$126 Million
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Jul 6, 2007
11.$121 Million
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Jul 5, 2017
12.€103.55 Million
US$114.96 Million
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Jul 5, 2016
13.$111.2 Million
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Jul 7, 1993
14.$110 Million
California
SuperLotto Plus
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Jul 5, 2006
15.€90 Million
US$105.61 Million
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EuroJackpot
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Jul 6, 2018
16.$101 Million
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Jul 5, 2014
17.$96 Million
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Jul 5, 2002
17.$96 Million
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Jul 7, 2015
19.$95 Million
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Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jul 5, 2019
20.€67 Million
US$85.38 Million
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Jul 7, 2006
21.€74 Million
US$83.17 Million
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Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jul 5, 2019
22.€69 Million
US$82.42 Million
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Jul 8, 2005
23.$79 Million
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Mega Millions
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Jul 5, 2013
24.€65.71 Million
US$74.6 Million
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Jul 4, 2017
25.$73 Million
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Jul 5, 2005

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1991
Thursday, Jul 4, 1991
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1985
Thursday, Jul 4, 1985
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1984
Wednesday, Jul 4, 1984
35 years old
1980
Friday, Jul 4, 1980
39 years old
1979
Wednesday, Jul 4, 1979
40 years old
1977
Monday, Jul 4, 1977
42 years old
1975
Friday, Jul 4, 1975
44 years old
1966
Monday, Jul 4, 1966
53 years old
1955
Monday, Jul 4, 1955
64 years old
1952
Friday, Jul 4, 1952
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1943
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Worldwide Events On This Day

2015
Chile claims its first title in international soccer by defeating Argentina in the 2015 Copa América Final.
2012
The discovery of particles consistent with the Higgs boson at the Large Hadron Collider is announced at CERN.
2009
The Statue of Liberty's crown reopens to the public after eight years of closure due to security concerns following the September 11 attacks.
2009
The first of four days of bombings begins on the southern Philippine island group of Mindanao.
2005
The Deep Impact collider hits the comet Tempel 1.
2004
The cornerstone of the Freedom Tower is laid on the World Trade Center site in New York City.
1998
Japan launches the Nozomi probe to Mars, joining the United States and Russia as a space exploring nation.
1997
NASA's Pathfinder space probe lands on the surface of Mars.
1994
Rwandan genocide: Kigali, the Rwandan capital, is captured by the Rwandan Patriotic Front, ending the genocide in the city.
1987
In France, former Gestapo chief Klaus Barbie (a.k.a. the "Butcher of Lyon") is convicted of crimes against humanity and sentenced to life imprisonment.
1982
Three Iranian diplomats and a journalist are kidnapped in Lebanon by Phalange forces, and their fate remains unknown.
1977
The George Jackson Brigade plants a bomb at the main power substation for the Washington state capitol in Olympia, in solidarity with a prison strike at the Walla Walla State Penitentiary Intensive Security Unit
1976
Israeli commandos raid Entebbe airport in Uganda, rescuing all but four of the passengers and crew of an Air France jetliner seized by Palestinian terrorists.
1976
The U.S. celebrates its Bicentennial.
1966
U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Freedom of Information Act into United States law. The act went into effect the next year.
1961
On its maiden voyage, the Soviet nuclear-powered submarine K-19 suffers a complete loss of coolant to its reactor. The crew are able to effect repairs, but 22 of them die of radiation poisoning over the following two years.
1960
Due to the post-Independence Day admission of Hawaii as the 50th U.S. state on August 21, 1959, the 50-star flag of the United States debuts in Philadelphia, almost ten and a half months later (see Flag Acts (United States)).
1958
U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the Rivers and Harbors Flood Control Bill.
1951
Cold War: A court in Czechoslovakia sentences American journalist William N. Oatis to ten years in prison on charges of espionage.
1951
William Shockley announces the invention of the junction transistor.
1950
Cold War: Radio Free Europe first broadcasts.
1947
The "Indian Independence Bill" is presented before the British House of Commons, proposing the independence of the Provinces of British India into two sovereign countries: India and Pakistan.
1946
The Kielce pogrom against Jewish Holocaust survivors in Poland.
1946
After 381 years of near-continuous colonial rule by various powers, the Philippines attains full independence from the United States.
1943
World War II: The Battle of Kursk, the largest full-scale battle in history and the world's largest tank battle, begins in the village of Prokhorovka.
1943
World War II: In Gibraltar, a Royal Air Force B-24 Liberator bomber crashes into the sea in an apparent accident moments after takeoff, killing sixteen passengers on board, including general Władysław Sikorski, the commander-in-chief of the Polish Army and the Prime Minister of the Polish government-in-exile; only the pilot survives.
1942
World War II: The 250-day Siege of Sevastopol in the Crimea ends when the city falls to Axis forces.
1941
Nazi crimes against the Polish nation: Nazi troops massacre Polish scientists and writers in the captured Ukrainian city of Lviv.
1941
World War II: The Burning of the Riga synagogues: The Great Choral Synagogue in German occupied Riga is burnt with 300 Jews locked in the basement.
1939
Lou Gehrig, recently diagnosed with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, informs a crowd at Yankee Stadium that he considers himself "The luckiest man on the face of the earth", then announces his retirement from major league baseball.
1934
Leo Szilard patents the chain-reaction design that would later be used in the atomic bomb.
1927
First flight of the Lockheed Vega.
1918
Mehmed V died at the age of 73 and Ottoman sultan Mehmed VI ascends to the throne.
1918
World War I: The Battle of Hamel, a successful attack by the Australian Corps against German positions near the town of Le Hamel on the Western Front.
1918
Bolsheviks kill Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and his family (Julian calendar date).
1914
The funeral of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie takes place in Vienna, six days after their assassinations in Sarajevo.
1913
President Woodrow Wilson addresses American Civil War veterans at the Great Reunion of 1913.
1911
A massive heat wave strikes the northeastern United States, killing 380 people in eleven days and breaking temperature records in several cities.
1910
African-American boxer Jack Johnson knocks out white boxer Jim Jeffries in a heavyweight boxing match, sparking race riots across the United States.
1903
Philippine-American War is officially concluded.
1901
William Howard Taft becomes American governor of the Philippines.
1898
En route from New York to Le Havre, the SS La Bourgogne collides with another ship and sinks off the coast of Sable Island, with the loss of 549 lives.
1894
The short-lived Republic of Hawaii is proclaimed by Sanford B. Dole.
1892
Western Samoa changes the International Date Line, causing Monday (July 4) to occur twice, resulting in a year with 367 days.
1892
The first double-decked street car service was inaugurated in San Diego, California.
1887
The founder of Pakistan, Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, joins Sindh-Madrasa-tul-Islam, Karachi.
1886
The first scheduled Canadian transcontinental train arrives in Port Moody, British Columbia.
1881
In Alabama, the Tuskegee Institute opens.
1879
Anglo-Zulu War: The Zululand capital of Ulundi is captured by British troops and burned to the ground, ending the war and forcing King Cetshwayo to flee.
1863
American Civil War: Siege of Vicksburg: Vicksburg, Mississippi surrenders to U.S. forces under Ulysses S. Grant after 47 days of siege. One hundred fifty miles up the Mississippi River, a Confederate army is repulsed at the Battle of Helena, Arkansas.
1863
American Civil War: The Army of Northern Virginia withdraws from the battlefield after losing the Battle of Gettysburg, signalling an end to the Confederate invasion of U.S. territory.
1862
Lewis Carroll tells Alice Liddell a story that would grow into Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and its sequels.
1855
The first edition of Walt Whitman's book of poems, Leaves of Grass, is published In Brooklyn.
1845
Henry David Thoreau moves into a small cabin on Walden Pond in Concord, Massachusetts. Thoreau’s account of his two years there, Walden, will become a touchstone of the environmental movement.
1838
The Iowa Territory is organized.
1837
Grand Junction Railway, the world's first long-distance railway, opens between Birmingham and Liverpool.
1831
Samuel Francis Smith writes "My Country, 'Tis of Thee" for the Boston, Massachusetts July 4 festivities.
1827
Slavery is abolished in the State of New York.
1826
Thomas Jefferson, third president of the United States, dies the same day as John Adams, second president of the United States, on the fiftieth anniversary of the adoption of the United States Declaration of Independence.
1817
In Rome, New York, construction on the Erie Canal begins.
1803
The Louisiana Purchase is announced to the U.S. people.
1802
At West Point, New York, the United States Military Academy opens.
1778
American Revolutionary War: U.S. forces under George Clark capture Kaskaskia during the Illinois campaign.
1776
American Revolution: The United States Declaration of Independence is adopted by the Second Continental Congress.
1774
Orangetown Resolutions are adopted in the Province of New York, one of many protests against the British Parliament's Coercive Acts
1744
The Treaty of Lancaster, in which the Iroquois cedes lands between the Allegheny Mountains and the Ohio River to the British colonies, was signed in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
1634
The city of Trois-Rivières is founded in New France (now Quebec, Canada).
1610
The Battle of Klushino is fought between forces of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth and Russia during the Polish-Muscovite War.
1584
Philip Amadas and Arthur Barlowe arrive at Roanoke Island
1534
Christian III is elected King of Denmark and Norway in the town of Rye.
1456
Ottoman-Hungarian wars: The Siege of Nándorfehérvár (Belgrade) begins.
1359
Francesco II Ordelaffi of Forlì surrenders to the Papal commander Gil de Albornoz.
1253
Battle of West-Capelle: John I of Avesnes defeats Guy of Dampierre.
1187
The Crusades: Battle of Hattin: Saladin defeats Guy of Lusignan, King of Jerusalem.
1120
Jordan II of Capua is anointed as prince after his infant nephew's death.
1054
A supernova, called SN 1054, is seen by Chinese Song dynasty, Arab, and possibly Amerindian observers near the star Zeta Tauri. For several months it remains bright enough to be seen during the day. Its remnants form the Crab Nebula.
993
Ulrich of Augsburg is canonized as a saint.
836
Pactum Sicardi, a peace treaty between the Principality of Benevento and the Duchy of Naples, is signed.
414
Emperor Theodosius II, age 13, yields power to his older sister Aelia Pulcheria, who reigned as regent and proclaimed herself empress (Augusta) of the Eastern Roman Empire.
362 BC
Battle of Mantinea: The Thebans, led by Epaminondas, defeated the Spartans.

Births On This Day

2003
Polina Bogusevich, Russian singer
1999
Moa Kikuchi, Japanese musician
1993
Tom Barkhuizen, English footballer
1992
Ángel Romero, Paraguayan footballer
1992
Óscar Romero, Paraguayan footballer
1990
Jake Gardiner, American ice hockey player
1990
Richard Mpong, Ghanaian footballer
1990
Naoki Yamada, Japanese footballer
1990
Ihar Yasinski, Belarusian footballer
1989
Benjamin Büchel, English footballer
1988
Angelique Boyer, French-Mexican actress
1987
Wude Ayalew, Ethiopian runner
1987
Guram Kashia, Georgian footballer
1986
Ömer Aşık, Turkish basketball player
1986
Nguyen Ngoc Duy, Vietnamese footballer
1986
Rafael Arévalo, Salvadoran tennis player
1986
Willem Janssen, Dutch footballer
1986
Terrance Knighton, American football player
1986
Marte Elden, Norwegian skier
1985
Kane Tenace, Australian footballer
1985
Dimitrios Mavroeidis, Greek basketball player
1985
Wason Rentería, Colombian footballer
1984
Jin Akanishi, Japanese singer-songwriter
1984
Miguel Santos Soares, Timorese footballer
1983
Melanie Fiona, Canadian singer-songwriter
1983
Amantle Montsho, Botswanan sprinter
1983
Miguel Pinto, Chilean footballer
1983
Amol Rajan, Indian-English journalist
1983
Mattia Serafini, Italian footballer
1982
Vladimir Boisa, Georgian basketball player
1982
Vladimir Gusev, Russian cyclist
1982
Jeff Lima, New Zealand rugby league player
1982
Michael "The Situation" Sorrentino, American model, author and television personality
1981
Dedé, Angolan footballer
1981
Brock Berlin, American football player
1981
Christoph Preuß, German footballer
1981
Francisco Cruceta, Dominican baseball player
1981
Will Smith, American football player (d. 2016)
1980
Kwame Steede, Bermudan footballer
1979
Siim Kabrits, Estonian politician
1979
Josh McCown, American football player
1979
Renny Vega, Venezuelan footballer
1978
Marcos Daniel, Brazilian tennis player
1978
Émile Mpenza, Belgian footballer
1976
Daijiro Kato, Japanese motorcycle racer (d. 2003)
1976
Yevgeniya Medvedeva, Russian skier
1974
Jill Craybas, American tennis player
1974
La'Roi Glover, American football player and sportscaster
1974
Adrian Griffin, American basketball player and coach
1973
Keiko Ihara, Japanese race car driver
1973
Gackt, Japanese musician, singer, songwriter, record producer and actor
1973
Michael Johnson, English-Jamaican footballer and manager
1973
Anjelika Krylova, Russian ice dancer and coach
1973
Jan Magnussen, Danish race car driver
1973
Tony Popovic, Australian footballer and manager
1972
Stephen Giles, Canadian canoe racer and engineer
1972
Mike Knuble, Canadian-American ice hockey player and coach
1969
Al Golden, American football player and coach
1969
Todd Marinovich, American football player and coach
1969
Wilfred Mugeyi, Zimbabwean footballer and coach
1968
Ronni Ancona, Scottish actress and screenwriter
1967
Vinny Castilla, Mexican baseball player and manager
1967
Sébastien Deleigne, French athlete
1966
Minas Hantzidis, German-Greek footballer
1966
Lee Reherman, American actor (d. 2016)
1965
Harvey Grant, American basketball player and coach
1965
Horace Grant, American basketball player and coach
1965
Kiriakos Karataidis, Greek footballer and manager
1965
Gérard Watkins, English actor and playwright
1964
Cle Kooiman, American soccer player and manager
1964
Elie Saab, Lebanese fashion designer
1964
Edi Rama, Albanian politician
1964
Mark Slaughter, American singer-songwriter and producer
1964
Mark Whiting, American actor, director, and screenwriter
1963
Henri Leconte, French tennis player and sportscaster
1963
Laureano Márquez, Spanish-Venezuelan political scientist and journalist
1963
José Oquendo, Puerto Rican-American baseball player and coach
1963
Sonia Pierre, Hatian-Dominican human rights activist (d. 2011)
1962
Pam Shriver, American tennis player and sportscaster
1961
Richard Garriott, English-American video game designer, created the Ultima series
1960
Roland Ratzenberger, Austrian race car driver (d. 1994)
1959
Victoria Abril, Spanish actress and singer
1958
Vera Leth, Greenlandic Ombudsman
1958
Kirk Pengilly, Australian guitarist, saxophonist, and songwriter
1958
Carl Valentine, English-Canadian footballer, coach, and manager
1957
Rein Lang, Estonian politician and diplomat, 25th Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs
1956
Robert Sinclair MacKay, British academic and educator
1955
Kevin Nichols, Australian cyclist
1954
Jim Beattie, American baseball player, coach, and manager
1954
Morganna, American model, actress, and dancer
1954
Devendra Kumar Joshi, 21st Chief of Naval Staff of the Indian Navy
1953
Francis Maude, English lawyer and politician, Minister for the Cabinet Office
1952
Álvaro Uribe, Colombian lawyer and politician, 39th President of Colombia
1952
Carol MacReady, English actress
1952
John Waite, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
1952
Paul Rogat Loeb, American author and activist
1951
John Alexander, Australian tennis player and politician
1951
Ralph Johnson, American R&B drummer and percussionist
1951
Vladimir Tismăneanu, Romanian-American political scientist, sociologist, and academic
1951
Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, American lawyer and politician, 6th Lieutenant Governor of Maryland
1950
Philip Craven, English basketball player and swimmer
1950
David Jensen, Canadian-English radio and television host
1948
René Arnoux, French race car driver
1948
Tommy Körberg, Swedish singer and actor
1948
Jeremy Spencer, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
1947
Lembit Ulfsak, Estonian actor and director (d. 2017)
1946
Ron Kovic, American author and activist
1946
Michael Milken, American businessman and philanthropist
1945
Andre Spitzer, Romanian-Israeli fencer and coach (d. 1972)
1943
Conny Bauer, German trombonist
1943
Emerson Boozer, American football player and sportscaster
1943
Adam Hart-Davis, English historian, author, and photographer
1943
Geraldo Rivera, American lawyer, journalist, and author
1943
Alan Wilson, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1970)
1942
Hal Lanier, American baseball player, coach, and manager
1942
Floyd Little, American football player and coach
1942
Stefan Meller, French-Polish academic and politician, Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs (d. 2008)
1942
Prince Michael of Kent
1942
Peter Rowan, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1941
Sam Farr, American politician
1941
Tomaž Šalamun, Croatian-Slovenian poet and academic (d. 2014)
1941
Pavel Sedláček, Czech singer-songwriter and guitarist
1941
Brian Willson, American soldier, lawyer, and activist
1940
Pat Stapleton, Canadian ice hockey player
1938
Steven Rose, English biologist and academic
1938
Bill Withers, American singer-songwriter and producer
1937
Thomas Nagel, American philosopher and academic
1937
Queen Sonja of Norway
1937
Richard Rhodes, American journalist and historian
1937
Eric Walters, Australian journalist (d. 2010)
1936
Zdzisława Donat, Polish soprano and actress
1935
Paul Scoon, Grenadian politician, 2nd Governor-General of Grenada (d. 2013)
1934
Yvonne B. Miller, American academic and politician (d. 2012)
1934
Colin Welland, English actor and screenwriter (d. 2015)
1932
Aurèle Vandendriessche, Belgian runner
1931
Stephen Boyd, Northern Ireland-born American actor (d. 1977)
1931
Rick Casares, American football player and soldier (d. 2013)
1931
Sébastien Japrisot, French author, director, and screenwriter (d. 2003)
1931
Peter Richardson, English cricketer (d. 2017)
1930
George Steinbrenner, American businessman (d. 2010)
1929
Ron Casey, Australian journalist and sportscaster
1929
Al Davis, American football player, coach, and manager (d. 2011)
1929
Bill Tuttle, American baseball player (d. 1998)
1928
Giampiero Boniperti, Italian footballer and politician
1928
Teofisto Guingona Jr., Filipino politician; 11th Vice President of the Philippines
1928
Jassem Alwan, Syrian Army Officer
1928
Shan Ratnam, Sri Lankan physician and academic (d. 2001)
1928
Chuck Tanner, American baseball player and manager (d. 2011)
1927
Gina Lollobrigida, Italian actress and photographer
1927
Neil Simon, American playwright and screenwriter (d. 2018)
1926
Alfredo Di Stéfano, Argentinian-Spanish footballer and coach (d. 2014)
1926
Lake Underwood, American race car driver and businessman (d. 2008)
1925
Ciril Zlobec, Slovene poet, writer, translator, journalist and politician (d. 2018)
1925
Dorothy Head Knode, American tennis player
1924
Eva Marie Saint, American actress
1924
Delia Fiallo, Cuban author and screenwriter
1923
Rudolf Friedrich, Swiss lawyer and politician (d. 2013)
1922
R. James Harvey, American politician
1921
Gérard Debreu, French economist and mathematician, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2004)
1921
Nasser Sharifi, Iranian sports shooter
1921
Metropolitan Mikhail of Asyut (d. 2014)
1921
Philip Rose, American actor, playwright, and producer (d. 2011)
1921
Tibor Varga, Hungarian violinist and conductor (d. 2003)
1920
Norm Drucker, American basketball player and referee (d. 2015)
1920
Leona Helmsley, American businesswoman (d. 2007)
1920
Fritz Wilde, German footballer and manager (d. 1977)
1920
Paul Bannai, American politician
1918
Eppie Lederer, American journalist and radio host (d. 2002)
1918
Johnnie Parsons, American race car driver (d. 1984)
1918
King Taufa'ahau Tupou IV of Tonga, (d. 2006)
1918
Alec Bedser, English cricketer (d. 2010)
1918
Eric Bedser, English cricketer (d. 2006)
1918
Pauline Phillips, American journalist and radio host, created Dear Abby (d. 2013)
1916
Iva Toguri D'Aquino, American typist and broadcaster (d. 2006)
1915
Timmie Rogers, American actor and singer-songwriter (d. 2006)
1914
Nuccio Bertone, Italian automobile designer (d. 1997)
1911
Bruce Hamilton, Australian public servant (d. 1989)
1911
Mitch Miller, American singer and producer (d. 2010)
1910
Robert K. Merton, American sociologist and scholar (d. 2003)
1910
Gloria Stuart, American actress (d. 2010)
1909
Alec Templeton, Welsh composer, pianist and satirist (d. 1963)
1907
John Anderson, American discus thrower (d. 1948)
1907
Howard Taubman, American author and critic (d. 1996)
1906
Vincent Schaefer, American chemist and meteorologist (d. 1993)
1905
Irving Johnson, American sailor and author (d. 1991)
1905
Robert Hankey, 2nd Baron Hankey, British diplomat and public servant (d. 1996)
1905
Lionel Trilling, American critic, essayist, short story writer, and educator (d. 1975)
1904
Angela Baddeley, English actress (d. 1976)
1903
Flor Peeters, Belgian organist, composer, and educator (d. 1986)
1902
Meyer Lansky, American gangster (d. 1983)
1902
George Murphy, American actor and politician (d. 1992)
1900
Belinda Dann, Indigenous Australian who was one of the Stolen Generation, reunited with family aged 107 (d. 2007)
1900
Nellie Mae Rowe, African-American folk artist (d. 1982)
1898
Pilar Barbosa, Puerto Rican-American historian and activist (d. 1997)
1898
Gertrude Lawrence, British actress, singer, and dancer (d. 1952)
1898
Gulzarilal Nanda, Indian politician (d. 1998)
1898
Gertrude Weaver, American supercentenarian (d. 2015)
1897
Alluri Sitarama Raju, Indian activist (d. 1924)
1896
Mao Dun, Chinese journalist, author, and critic (d. 1981)
1895
Irving Caesar, American songwriter and composer (d. 1996)
1888
Henry Armetta, Italian-American actor and singer (d. 1945)
1887
Pio Pion, Italian engineer and businessman (d. 1965)
1883
Rube Goldberg, American sculptor, cartoonist, and engineer (d. 1970)
1881
Ulysses S. Grant III, American general (d. 1968)
1880
Victor Kraft, Austrian philosopher from the Vienna Circle (d. 1975)
1874
John McPhee, Australian journalist and politician, 27th Premier of Tasmania (d. 1952)
1872
Calvin Coolidge, American lawyer and politician, 30th President of the United States (d. 1933)
1871
Hubert Cecil Booth, English engineer (d.1955)
1868
Henrietta Swan Leavitt, American astronomer and academic (d. 1921)
1854
Victor Babeș, Romanian physician and biologist (d. 1926)
1847
James Anthony Bailey, American circus ringmaster, co-founded Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus (d. 1906)
1845
Thomas John Barnardo, Irish philanthropist and humanitarian (d. 1905)
1842
Hermann Cohen, German philosopher (d. 1918)
1826
Stephen Foster, American songwriter and composer (d. 1864)
1816
Hiram Walker, American businessman, founded Canadian club whiskey (d. 1899)
1807
Giuseppe Garibaldi, Italian general and politician (d. 1882)
1804
Nathaniel Hawthorne, American novelist and short story writer (d. 1864)
1799
Oscar I of Sweden (d. 1859)
1790
George Everest, Welsh geographer and surveyor (d. 1866)
1753
Jean-Pierre Blanchard, French inventor, best known as a pioneer in balloon flight (d. 1809)
1729
George Leonard, American lawyer, jurist and politician (d. 1819)
1719
Michel-Jean Sedaine, French playwright (d. 1797)
1715
Christian Fürchtegott Gellert, German poet and academic (d. 1769)
1694
Louis-Claude Daquin, French organist and composer (d. 1772)
1656
John Leake, Royal Navy admiral (d. 1720)
1546
Murad III, Ottoman sultan (d. 1595)
1477
Johannes Aventinus, Bavarian historian and philologist (d. 1534)
1330
Ashikaga Yoshiakira, Japanese shōgun (d. 1367)
1095
Usama ibn Munqidh, Muslim poet, author and faris (Knight) (d. 1188)
AD 68
Salonina Matidia, Roman daughter of Ulpia Marciana (d. 119)

Deaths On This Day

2018
Henri Dirickx, Belgian footballer (b. 1927)
2018
Robby Müller, Dutch cinematographer (b. 1940)
2017
John Blackwell, American R&B, funk, and jazz drummer (b. 1973)
2017
Daniil Granin, Soviet and Russian author (b. 1919)
2016
Abbas Kiarostami, Iranian film director, screenwriter, poet, and photographer (b. 1940)
2015
Nedelcho Beronov, Bulgarian judge and politician (b. 1928)
2015
William Conrad Gibbons, American historian, author, and academic (b. 1926)
2014
Giorgio Faletti, Italian author, screenwriter, and actor (b. 1950)
2014
C. J. Henderson, American author and critic (b. 1951)
2014
Earl Robinson, American baseball player (b. 1936)
2014
Richard Mellon Scaife, American businessman (b. 1932)
2013
Onllwyn Brace, Welsh rugby player and sportscaster (b. 1932)
2013
Jack Crompton, English footballer and manager (b. 1921)
2013
James Fulton, American dermatologist and academic (b. 1940)
2013
Charles A. Hines, American general (b. 1935)
2013
Bernie Nolan, Irish singer (b. 1960)
2012
Hiren Bhattacharyya, Indian poet and author (b. 1932)
2012
Jimmy Bivins, American boxer (b. 1919)
2012
Jeong Min-hyeong, South Korean footballer (b. 1987)
2012
Eric Sykes, English actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1923)
2010
Robert Neil Butler, American physician and author (b. 1927)
2009
Brenda Joyce, American actress (b. 1917)
2009
Allen Klein, American businessman and talent agent, founded ABKCO Records (b. 1931)
2009
Drake Levin, American guitarist (b. 1946)
2009
Steve McNair, American football player (b. 1973)
2009
Lasse Strömstedt, Swedish author and actor (b. 1935)
2009
Jean-Baptiste Tati Loutard, Congolese poet and politician (b. 1938)
2008
Thomas M. Disch, American author and poet (b. 1940)
2008
Jesse Helms, American politician (b. 1921)
2008
Evelyn Keyes, American actress (b. 1916)
2008
Terrence Kiel, American football player (b. 1980)
2008
Charles Wheeler, German-English soldier and journalist (b. 1923)
2007
Bill Pinkney, American singer (b. 1925)
2005
Cliff Goupille, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1915)
2005
Hank Stram, American football player and coach (b. 1923)
2004
Jean-Marie Auberson, Swiss violinist and conductor (b. 1920)
2003
Larry Burkett, American author and radio host (b. 1939)
2003
André Claveau, French singer (b. 1915)
2003
Barry White, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer (b. 1944)
2002
Gerald Bales, Canadian organist and composer (b. 1919)
2002
Benjamin O. Davis, Jr., American general (b. 1912)
2000
Gustaw Herling-Grudziński, Polish journalist and author (b. 1919)
1999
Leo Garel, American illustrator and educator (b. 1917)
1997
Charles Kuralt, American journalist (b. 1934)
1997
John Zachary Young, English zoologist and neurophysiologist (b. 1907)
1995
Eva Gabor, Hungarian-American actress and singer (b. 1919)
1995
Bob Ross, American painter and television host (b. 1942)
1994
Joey Marella, American wrestling referee (b. 1964)
1993
Bona Arsenault, Canadian historian, genealogist, and politician (b. 1903)
1992
Astor Piazzolla, Argentinian bandoneon player and composer (b. 1921)
1991
Victor Chang, Chinese-Australian surgeon and physician (b. 1936)
1991
Art Sansom, American cartoonist (b. 1920)
1990
Olive Ann Burns, American journalist and author (b. 1924)
1988
Adrian Adonis, American wrestler (b. 1954)
1986
Paul-Gilbert Langevin, French musicologist, critique musical and physicist (b. 1933)
1986
Flor Peeters, Belgian organist and composer (b. 1903)
1986
Oscar Zariski, Belarusian-American mathematician and academic (b. 1899)
1984
Jimmie Spheeris, American singer-songwriter (b. 1949)
1980
Maurice Grevisse, Belgian linguist and author (b. 1895)
1979
Lee Wai Tong, Chinese footballer and manager (b. 1905)
1977
Gersh Budker, Ukrainian physicist and academic (b. 1918)
1976
Yonatan Netanyahu, Israeli colonel (b. 1946)
1976
Antoni Słonimski, Polish poet and playwright (b. 1895)
1974
Georgette Heyer, English author (b. 1902)
1974
André Randall, French actor (b. 1892)
1971
August Derleth, American anthologist and author (b. 1909)
1971
Thomas C. Hart, American admiral and politician (b. 1877)
1970
Barnett Newman, American painter and illustrator (b. 1905)
1970
Harold Stirling Vanderbilt, American sailor and businessman (b. 1884)
1969
Henri Decoin, French director and screenwriter (b. 1890)
1964
Gaby Morlay, French actress and singer (b. 1893)
1963
Bernard Freyberg, 1st Baron Freyberg, New Zealand general and politician, 7th Governor-General of New Zealand (b. 1889)
1963
Clyde Kennard, American activist and martyr (b. 1927)
1963
Pingali Venkayya, Indian activist, designed the Flag of India (b. 1876)
1949
François Brandt, Dutch rower and engineer (b. 1874)
1948
Monteiro Lobato, Brazilian journalist and author (b. 1882)
1946
Taffy O'Callaghan, Welsh footballer and coach (b. 1906)
1943
Władysław Sikorski, Polish general and politician, 9th Prime Minister of the Second Republic of Poland (b. 1881)
1941
Antoni Łomnicki, Polish mathematician and academic (b. 1881)
1938
Otto Bauer, Austrian philosopher and politician, Austrian Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1881)
1938
Suzanne Lenglen, French tennis player (b. 1899)
1934
Marie Curie, French-Polish physicist and chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1867)
1926
Pier Giorgio Frassati, Italian activist and saint (b. 1901)
1922
Lothar von Richthofen, German lieutenant and pilot (b. 1894)
1916
Alan Seeger, American soldier and poet (b. 1888)
1910
Melville Fuller, American lawyer and jurist, 8th Chief Justice of the United States (b. 1833)
1910
Giovanni Schiaparelli, Italian astronomer and historian (b. 1835)
1905
Élisée Reclus, French geographer and author (b. 1830)
1902
Vivekananda, Indian monk and saint (b. 1863)
1901
Johannes Schmidt, German linguist and academic (b. 1843)
1891
Hannibal Hamlin, American lawyer and politician, 15th Vice President of the United States (b. 1809)
1886
Poundmaker, Canadian tribal chief (b. 1797)
1882
Joseph Brackett, American composer and author (b. 1797)
1881
Johan Vilhelm Snellman, Finnish philosopher and politician (b. 1806)
1857
William L. Marcy, American lawyer, judge, and politician, 21st United States Secretary of State (b. 1786)
1854
Karl Friedrich Eichhorn, German academic and jurist (b. 1781)
1850
William Kirby, English entomologist and author (b. 1759)
1848
François-René de Chateaubriand, French historian and politician (b. 1768)
1831
James Monroe, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 5th President of the United States (b. 1758)
1826
John Adams, American lawyer and politician, 2nd President of the United States (b. 1735)
1826
Thomas Jefferson, American architect, lawyer, and politician, 3rd President of the United States (b. 1743)
1821
Richard Cosway, English painter and academic (b. 1742)
1787
Charles, Prince of Soubise, Marshal of France (b. 1715)
1780
Prince Charles Alexander of Lorraine (b. 1712)
1761
Samuel Richardson, English author and painter (b. 1689)
1754
Philippe Néricault Destouches, French playwright and author (b. 1680)
1742
Luigi Guido Grandi, Italian monk, mathematician, and engineer (b. 1671)
1648
Antoine Daniel, French missionary and saint (b. 1601)
1644
Brian Twyne, English academic, antiquarian and archivist (b. 1581)
1623
William Byrd, English composer (b. c. 1540)
1603
Philippe de Monte, Flemish composer and educator (b. 1521)
1551
Gregory Cromwell, 1st Baron Cromwell, English politician (b. 1514)
1546
Hayreddin Barbarossa, Ottoman admiral (b. 1478)
1541
Pedro de Alvarado, Spanish general and explorer (b. 1495)
1533
John Frith, English priest, writer, and martyr (b. 1503)
1429
Carlo I Tocco, ruler of Epirus (b. 1372)
1336
Saint Elizabeth of Portugal (b. 1271)
1307
Rudolf I of Bohemia (b. 1281)
1187
Raynald of Châtillon, French knight (b. 1125)
975
Gwangjong of Goryeo, Korean king (b. 925)
973
Ulrich of Augsburg, German bishop and saint (b. 890)
965
Benedict V, pope of the Catholic Church
945
Zhuo Yanming, Chinese Buddhist monk and emperor
943
Taejo of Goryeo, Korean king (b. 877)
940
Wang Jianli, Chinese general (b. 871)
910
Luo Shaowei, Chinese warlord (b. 877)
907
Luitpold, margrave of Bavaria
907
Dietmar I, archbishop of Salzburg
673
Ecgberht, king of Kent