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On This Day in History:  June 2

June 2 is the 153rd day of the year (154th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 212 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2018
SC lottery error prompts class-action lawsuit. A class-action lawsuit has been filed against the South Carolina Lottery Commission and Intralot, claiming that refusing to pay the prize money for a game glitch is a breach of contract.
2016
Michigan man wins $1 million on mistake lottery ticket. A simple mistake turned out to be very lucky for a Niles man who won a $1 million Mega Millions prize from the Michigan Lottery.
2016
New law gives Québec Lottery power to shut down competitors. Under a new law passed last month in Quebec's National Assembly, Loto-Québec can ask Internet Service Providers (ISPs) operating within the province to block the sites of the agency's competitors or face fines of up to $100,000 per infraction.
2012
Cuban lottery system turns common words into numbers. With roots in the 1800s, the Cuban lottery system known as La Charada has players seeing numbers everywhere they look.
2011
$200M Powerball lottery jackpot won by N.Y. Costco workers. A group of Costco employees were very happy Thursday morning -- and very rich.
2011
Ohio Senate bill includes privatizing lottery. The Ohio Senate's latest version of the state budget bill includes language to privatize the Ohio Lottery that is nearly identical to legislation drafted by a gaming company hoping to manage the $2.5 billion agency's day-to-day operations.
2010
Store clerk gets prison term for Ohio lottery ticket theft. A woman who stole more than $500,000 in Ohio Lottery scratch-off tickets from a Kroger store was sent Tuesday to prison for the maximum sentence of five years.
2009
Georgia man wins $1 million in lottery. A Gainesville man's life may have been opened to new possibilities after winning a $1 million Georgia Lottery prize.
2009
Ark. Lottery Commission meets, discusses director candidates. The Arkansas Lottery Commission got a little closer, with emphasis on little, to naming an executive director.
2009
N.H. Lottery lottery for $1 million winner. New Hampshire Lottery officials are about to pull a scratch ticket from stores, even though one of the $1 million prizes is still unaccounted for.
2009
Conn. AG urges changes before allowing Keno. Attorney General Richard Blumenthal advised Connecticut legislators Monday to amend the state's memoranda of understanding with two federally recognized Indian tribes before attempting to legalize Keno in the state.
2007
Lottery thief sets himself on fire. Firefighters said it can't get more ironic than this: an arsonist breaks into a convenience store, steals scratch-off lottery tickets, tries to cover his tracks by setting a fire, and in the process, sets himself on fire.
2006
Powerball lottery jackpot rolls to $48 Million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Wednesday's Powerball drawing, the jackpot grew to an estimated $48 million, with a cash option of $21.3 million.
2006
Greek boy kidnapped from lottery winners. The teenage son of a couple from Loutsa, east of Athens, Greece, who had won 280,000 euros in the Joker lottery escaped from his kidnappers yesterday hours after the two men abducted him and demanded the winnings from his parents.
2006
Employee charged with stealing lottery tickets. An employee of a Bath convenience store allegedly made off with 59 North Carolina Lottery tickets Saturday and cashed in the winnings a day later.
2006
New Mexico Lottery names new CEO. The New Mexico Lottery Authority board of directors met yesterday and named Tom Romero as its new chief executive officer. Romero becomes the New Mexico Lottery's fourth CEO since its 1996 inception.
2006
W.V. Lottery officials target 'coin-pusher' machines. West Virginia Lottery retailers could lose their licenses if they have 'coin-pusher' gambling machines installed in their stores.
2006
N.C. Lottery wins 1st Powerball border battle. The Tar Heel state collected more than three times the cash in ticket sales than South Carolina during the run up to the first Powerball drawing involving both states.
2006
Security guard steals Idaho Lottery tickets. An Idaho Lottery security officer is in jail today, accused of stealing from the agency he was hired to protect.
2004
Mega Millions jackpot increases to $60 million. The multi-state Mega Millions lottery jackpot grows to $60 million for Friday's game after there was no big winner in Tuesday night's $50 million drawing.
2004
Boss's kind gesture wins him and co-worker $1 million. A boss and his employtee are splitting $1 million as winners of the top prize in the Michigan Lottery's "Million Dollar Mania" Instant Game, Lottery officials announced Tuesday.
2004
Michigan Lottery Players Capitalize on Popular Combination. On Saturday, May 29, 2004, the number 1-1-0-1 was drawn in the Daily 4 game midday drawing, with 2,416 winning tickets splitting a record-setting $4,787,650 prize pool.
2004
Lottery returns veterans to Normandy. War heroes from the Midlands will this week be returning to the Normandy battlefields thanks to a series of UK National Lottery grants.
2004
Scientific Games Launches "Lottery Museum". Scientific Games Corporation announced that it has launched the Internet Scientific Games Lottery Museum at http://www.scientificgames.com in honor of the 30th anniversary of the introduction of the first secure instant lottery ticket.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$475 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jun 4, 2019
2.$356 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jun 2, 2020
3.$338 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 3, 2017
4.$261.6 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
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Jun 2, 2010
5.$260 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
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Jun 2, 2015
6.$251 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jun 3, 2016
7.$192 Million
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Powerball
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Jun 4, 2014
8.$188.9 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 3, 2015
9.€163.1 Million
US$183.54 Million
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Jun 4, 2019
10.€132 Million
US$173.37 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
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Jun 5, 2012
11.€152 Million
US$170.89 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jun 2, 2017
12.$164 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 2, 2012
13.€87 Million
US$118.48 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
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Jun 3, 2014
14.$110 Million
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Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 4, 2016
14.$110 Million
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Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jun 5, 2018
16.$106 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jun 3, 2005
17.€90 Million
US$105.91 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Jun 8, 2018
18.€90.39 Million
US$102.74 Million
Draw Date
Jun 4, 2016
19.$87.6 Million
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Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 3, 1995
20.$75 Million
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Jun 2, 2004
20.$75 Million
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Jun 2, 2004
22.$74 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 2, 2018
22.$74 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jun 2, 2017
24.$72.1 Million
Draw Date
Jun 2, 2014
25.€63 Million
US$71.04 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jun 3, 2016

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1986
Monday, Jun 2, 1986
33 years old
1983
Thursday, Jun 2, 1983
36 years old
1971
Wednesday, Jun 2, 1971
48 years old
1969
Monday, Jun 2, 1969
50 years old
1968
Sunday, Jun 2, 1968
51 years old
1963
Sunday, Jun 2, 1963
56 years old
1958
Monday, Jun 2, 1958
61 years old
1940
Sunday, Jun 2, 1940
79 years old
(year not provided)

Worldwide Events On This Day

2014
Telangana officially becomes the 29th state of India & form 13 districts New Andhra Pradesh.
2012
Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is sentenced to life imprisonment for his role in the killing of demonstrators during the 2011 Egyptian revolution.
2003
Europe launches its first voyage to another planet, Mars. The European Space Agency's Mars Express probe launches from the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan.
1997
In Denver, Timothy McVeigh is convicted on 15 counts of murder and conspiracy for his role in the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, in which 168 people died. He was executed four years later.
1990
The Lower Ohio Valley tornado outbreak spawns 66 confirmed tornadoes in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio, killing 12.
1983
After an emergency landing because of an in-flight fire, twenty-three passengers aboard Air Canada Flight 797 are killed when a flashover occurs as the plane's doors open. Because of this incident, numerous new safety regulations are put in place.
1979
Pope John Paul II starts his first official visit to his native Poland, becoming the first Pope to visit a Communist country.
1967
Luis Monge is executed in Colorado's gas chamber, in the last pre-Furman execution in the United States.
1967
Protests in West Berlin against the arrival of the Shah of Iran turn into riots, during which Benno Ohnesorg is killed by a police officer. His death results in the founding of the terrorist group Movement 2 June.
1967
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles is released in the United States.
1966
Surveyor program: Surveyor 1 lands in Oceanus Procellarum on the Moon, becoming the first U.S. spacecraft to soft-land on another world.
1964
The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) is formed.
1962
During the 1962 FIFA World Cup, police had to intervene multiple times in fights between Chilean and Italian players in one of the most violent games in football history.
1955
The USSR and Yugoslavia sign the Belgrade declaration and thus normalize relations between both countries, discontinued since 1948.
1953
The coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, who is crowned Queen of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Her Other Realms and Territories & Head of the Commonwealth, the first major international event to be televised.
1946
Birth of the Italian Republic: In a referendum, Italians vote to turn Italy from a monarchy into a Republic. After the referendum, King Umberto II of Italy is exiled.
1941
World War II: German paratroopers murder Greek civilians in the village of Kondomari.
1924
U.S. President Calvin Coolidge signs the Indian Citizenship Act into law, granting citizenship to all Native Americans born within the territorial limits of the United States.
1919
Anarchists simultaneously set off bombs in eight separate U.S. cities.
1910
Charles Rolls, a co-founder of Rolls-Royce Limited, becomes the first man to make a non-stop double crossing of the English Channel by plane.
1909
Alfred Deakin becomes Prime Minister of Australia for the third time.
1896
Guglielmo Marconi applies for a patent for his wireless telegraph.
1886
U.S. President Grover Cleveland marries Frances Folsom in the White House; she is 27 years his junior.
1866
The Fenians defeat Canadian forces at Ridgeway and Fort Erie, but the raids end soon after.
1848
The Slavic congress in Prague begins.
1835
P. T. Barnum and his circus start their first tour of the United States.
1805
Napoleonic Wars: A Franco-Spanish fleet recaptures Diamond Rock, an uninhabited island at the entrance to the bay leading to Fort-de-France, from the British.
1793
French Revolution: François Hanriot, leader of the Parisian National Guard, arrests 22 Girondists selected by Jean-Paul Marat, setting the stage for the Reign of Terror.
1774
Intolerable Acts: The Quartering Act is enacted, allowing a governor in colonial America to house British soldiers in uninhabited houses, outhouses, barns, or other buildings if suitable quarters are not provided.
1763
Pontiac's Rebellion: At what is now Mackinaw City, Michigan, Chippewas capture Fort Michilimackinac by diverting the garrison's attention with a game of lacrosse, then chasing a ball into the fort.
1692
Bridget Bishop is the first person to be tried for witchcraft in Salem, Massachusetts; she was found guilty and later hanged.
1676
Franco-Dutch War: France ensured the supremacy of its naval fleet for the remainder of the war with its victory in the Battle of Palermo.
1615
The first Récollet missionaries arrive at Quebec City, from Rouen, France.
1098
First Crusade: The first Siege of Antioch ends as Crusader forces take the city; the second siege began five days later.
1010
The Battle of Aqbat al-Bakr took place in the context of the Fitna of al-Andalus resulting in a defeat for the Caliphate of Córdoba.
455
Sack of Rome: Vandals enter Rome, and plunder the city for two weeks.

Births On This Day

2000
Lilimar Hernandez, Venezuelan actress
1999
Campbell Graham, Australian rugby league player
1994
Mike Grzesiek, Esports player and streamer
1993
Adam Taggart, Australian footballer
1992
Pajtim Kasami, Swiss footballer
1990
Jack Lowden, Scottish actor
1989
Freddy Adu, Ghanaian-American footballer
1989
Steve Smith, Australian cricketer
1988
Sergio Agüero, Argentinian footballer
1988
Patrik Berglund, Swedish ice hockey player
1987
Maryka Holtzhausen, South African netball player
1987
Yoann Huget, French rugby player
1987
Matthew Koma, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1987
Angelo Mathews, Sri Lankan cricketer
1987
Darin Zanyar, Swedish singer-songwriter
1987
Sonakshi Sinha, Indian actress
1986
Todd Carney, Australian rugby league player
1985
Miyuki Sawashiro, Japanese voice actress and singer
1985
Maggie Thrash, American graphic novelist and writer
1984
Jack Afamasaga, New Zealand rugby league player
1984
Max Boyer, Canadian wrestler
1984
Feleti Mateo, Australian-Tongan rugby league player
1983
Chris Higgins, American ice hockey player
1983
Leela James, American singer-songwriter
1983
Toni Livers, Swiss skier
1983
Brooke White, American singer-songwriter and actress
1982
Jewel Staite, Canadian actress
1981
Nikolay Davydenko, Russian tennis player
1981
Chin-hui Tsao, Taiwanese baseball player
1980
Fabrizio Moretti, Brazilian-American drummer
1980
Bobby Simmons, American basketball player
1980
Richard Skuse, English rugby player
1980
Abby Wambach, American soccer player and coach
1980
Tomasz Wróblewski, Polish bass player and songwriter
1979
Morena Baccarin, Brazilian-American actress
1979
Butterfly Boucher, Australian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1979
Natalia Rodríguez, Spanish runner
1978
Dominic Cooper, English actor
1978
Nikki Cox, American actress
1978
Justin Long, American actor
1978
Yi So-yeon, biotechnologist and astronaut, the first Korean in space
1978
Luke Williamson, Australian rugby league player
1977
Teet Allas, Estonian footballer
1977
A.J. Styles, American wrestler
1977
Zachary Quinto, American actor and producer
1976
Earl Boykins, American basketball player
1976
Martin Čech, Czech ice hockey player (d. 2007)
1976
Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira, Brazilian mixed martial artist and boxer
1976
Tim Rice-Oxley, English singer-songwriter and keyboard player
1975
Salvatore Scibona, American author
1974
Gata Kamsky, Russian-American chess player
1974
Matt Serra, American mixed martial artist
1973
Marko Kristal, Estonian footballer and manager
1973
Neifi Pérez, Dominican-American baseball player
1972
Wayne Brady, American actor, comedian, game show host, and singer
1972
Raúl Ibañez, American baseball player
1972
Wentworth Miller, American actor and screenwriter
1971
Kateřina Jacques, Czech translator and politician
1970
B Real, American rapper and actor
1969
Kurt Abbott, American baseball player
1969
Paulo Sérgio, Brazilian footballer
1969
David Wheaton, American tennis player, radio host, and author
1968
Merril Bainbridge, Australian singer-songwriter
1968
Andy Cohen, American television host
1967
Remigija Nazarovienė, Lithuanian heptathlete and coach
1967
Mike Stanton, American baseball player
1966
Dayana Cadeau, Haitian born Canadian-American professional bodybuilder
1966
Candace Gingrich, American activist
1966
Pedro Guerra, Spanish singer-songwriter
1966
Petra van Staveren, Dutch swimmer
1965
Russ Courtnall, Canadian ice hockey player
1965
Mark Waugh, Australian cricketer and journalist
1965
Steve Waugh, Australian cricketer
1964
Caroline Link, German director and screenwriter
1963
Anand Abhyankar, Indian actor (d. 2012)
1962
Mark Plaatjes, South African-American runner and coach
1961
Dez Cadena, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1960
Olga Bondarenko, Russian runner
1960
Tony Hadley, English singer-songwriter and actor
1960
Kyle Petty, American race car driver and sportscaster
1959
Rineke Dijkstra, Dutch photographer
1959
Lydia Lunch, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actress
1959
Erwin Olaf, Dutch photographer
1958
Lex Luger, American wrestler and football player
1957
Mark Lawrenson, English footballer and manager
1956
Jan Lammers, Dutch race car driver
1955
Dana Carvey, American comedian and actor
1955
Nandan Nilekani, Indian businessman, co-founded Infosys
1955
Mani Ratnam, Indian director, producer, and screenwriter
1955
Michael Steele, American singer-songwriter and bass player
1954
Dennis Haysbert, American actor and producer
1953
Vidar Johansen, Norwegian saxophonist
1953
Craig Stadler, American golfer
1953
Cornel West, American philosopher, author, and academic
1952
Gary Bettman, American commissioner of the National Hockey League
1951
Gilbert Baker, American artist, gay rights activist, and designer of the rainbow flag (d. 2017)
1951
Arnold Mühren, Dutch footballer and manager
1951
Larry Robinson, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1951
Alexander Wylie, Lord Kinclaven, Scottish lawyer, judge, and educator
1950
Jonathan Evans, Welsh lawyer and politician
1950
Joanna Gleason, Canadian actress and singer
1950
Anne Phillips, English theorist and academic
1950
Momčilo Vukotić, Serbian footballer and manager
1949
Heather Couper, English astronomer and physicist
1949
Frank Rich, American journalist and critic
1948
Jerry Mathers, American actor
1946
Lasse Hallström, Swedish director, producer, and screenwriter
1946
Peter Sutcliffe, UK serial killer
1945
Richard Long, English painter, sculptor, and photographer
1945
Bonnie Newman, American businessman and politician
1944
Robert Elliott, American actor (d. 2004)
1944
Marvin Hamlisch, American composer and conductor (d. 2012)
1943
Charles Haid, American actor and director
1943
Crescenzio Sepe, Italian cardinal
1942
Mike Ahern, Australian politician, 32nd Premier of Queensland
1941
Ünal Aysal, Turkish businessman
1941
Stacy Keach, American actor
1941
Lou Nanne, Canadian-American ice hockey player and manager
1941
Charlie Watts, English drummer, songwriter, and producer
1940
Constantine II of Greece
1939
Charles Miller, American musician (d. 1980)
1939
John Schlee, American golfer (d. 2000)
1938
Kevin Brownlow, English historian and author
1938
George William Penrose, Lord Penrose, Scottish lawyer and judge
1937
Rosalyn Higgins, English lawyer and judge
1937
Sally Kellerman, American actress
1937
Jimmy Jones, American singer-songwriter (d. 2012)
1937
Robert Paul, Canadian figure skater and choreographer
1937
Deric Washburn, American screenwriter and playwright
1936
Volodymyr Holubnychy, Ukrainian race walker
1935
Carol Shields, American-Canadian novelist and short story writer (d. 2003)
1935
Dimitri Kitsikis, Greek poet and educator
1934
Johnny Carter, American singer (d. 2009)
1933
Jerry Lumpe, American baseball player and coach (d. 2014)
1933
Lew "Sneaky Pete" Robinson, drag racer (d. 1971)
1930
Pete Conrad, American captain, pilot, and astronaut (d. 1999)
1929
Norton Juster, American architect, author, and academic
1929
Ken McGregor, Australian tennis player (d. 2007)
1928
Erzsi Kovács, Hungarian singer (d. 2014)
1928
Rafael A. Lecuona, Cuban-American gymnast and academic (d. 2014)
1927
W. Watts Biggers, American author, screenwriter, and animator (d. 2013)
1927
Christopher Slade, English lawyer and judge
1926
Chiyonoyama Masanobu, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 41st Yokozuna (d. 1977)
1926
Milo O'Shea, Irish-American actor (d. 2013)
1924
June Callwood, Canadian journalist, author, and activist (d. 2007)
1923
Lloyd Shapley, American mathematician and economist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2016)
1922
Juan Antonio Bardem, Spanish director and screenwriter (d. 2002)
1922
Carmen Silvera, Canadian-English actress (d. 2002)
1921
Betty Freeman, American photographer and philanthropist (d. 2009)
1921
Ernie Royal, American trumpet player (d. 1983)
1921
Sigmund Sternberg, Hungarian-English businessman and philanthropist (d. 2016)
1921
András József Szennay, Hungarian priest (d. 2012)
1920
Frank G. Clement, American lawyer and politician, 41st Governor of Tennessee (d. 1969)
1920
Yolande Donlan, American-English actress (d. 2014)
1920
Marcel Reich-Ranicki, Polish-German author and critic (d. 2013)
1920
Tex Schramm, American businessman (d. 2003)
1920
Johnny Speight, English screenwriter and producer (d. 1998)
1919
Nat Mayer Shapiro, American painter (d. 2005)
1918
Ruth Atkinson, Canadian-American illustrator (d. 1997)
1918
Kathryn Tucker Windham, American journalist and author (d. 2011)
1917
Heinz Sielmann, German photographer and director (d. 2006)
1915
Alexandru Nicolschi, Romanian spy (d. 1992)
1914
Johnny Bulla, American golfer (d. 2003)
1913
Barbara Pym, English author (d. 1980)
1913
Elsie Tu, English-Hong Kong educator and politician (d. 2015)
1911
Joe McCluskey, American runner (d. 2002)
1910
Hector Dyer, American sprinter (d. 1990)
1907
Dorothy West, American journalist and author (d. 1998)
1907
John Lehmann, English poet and publisher (d. 1987)
1904
Frank Runacres, English painter and educator (d. 1974)
1904
Johnny Weissmuller, Hungarian-American swimmer and actor (d. 1984)
1899
Lotte Reiniger, German animator and director (d. 1981)
1899
Edwin Way Teale, American environmentalist and photographer (d. 1980)
1891
Thurman Arnold, American lawyer and judge (d. 1969)
1891
Takijirō Ōnishi, Japanese admiral and pilot (d. 1945)
1881
Walter Egan, American golfer (d. 1971)
1878
Wallace Hartley, English violinist and bandleader (d. 1912)
1875
Charles Stewart Mott, American businessman and politician, 50th Mayor of Flint, Michigan (d. 1973)
1869
Jack O'Connor, American baseball player and manager (d. 1937)
1865
George Lohmann, English cricketer (d. 1901)
1865
Adelaide Casely-Hayford, Sierra Leone Creole advocate and activist for cultural nationalism (d. 1960)
1863
Felix Weingartner, Croatian-Austrian pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1942)
1861
Concordia Selander, Swedish actress and manager (d. 1935)
1857
Edward Elgar, English composer and educator (d. 1934)
1857
Karl Adolph Gjellerup, Danish author and poet, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1919)
1840
Thomas Hardy, English novelist and poet (d. 1928)
1840
Émile Munier, French artist (d. 1895)
1838
Duchess Alexandra Petrovna of Oldenburg (d. 1900)
1835
Pope Pius X (d. 1914)
1823
Gédéon Ouimet, Canadian lawyer and politician, 2nd Premier of Quebec (d. 1905)
1813
Daniel Pollen, Irish-New Zealand politician, 9th Prime Minister of New Zealand (d. 1896)
1774
William Lawson, English-Australian explorer and politician (d. 1850)
1773
John Randolph of Roanoke, American planter and politician, 8th United States Ambassador to Russia (d. 1833)
1743
Alessandro Cagliostro, Italian occultist and explorer (d. 1795)
1740
Marquis de Sade, French philosopher and politician (d. 1814)
1739
Jabez Bowen, American colonel and politician, 45th Deputy Governor of Rhode Island (d. 1815)
1644
William Salmon, English medical writer (d. 1713)
1638
Henry Hyde, 2nd Earl of Clarendon (d. 1709)
1621
Rutger von Ascheberg, Courland-born soldier in Swedish service (d. 1693)
1621
Isaac van Ostade, Dutch painter (d. 1649)
1602
Rudolf Christian, Count of East Frisia, Ruler of East Frisia (d. 1628)
1535
Pope Leo XI (d. 1605)
1489
Charles, Duke of Vendôme (d. 1537)
1423
Ferdinand I of Naples (d. 1494)
1305
Abu Sa'id Bahadur Khan, ruler of Ilkhanate (d. 1335)
1202
Margaret II, Countess of Flanders (d. 1278)

Deaths On This Day

2017
Peter Sallis, English actor (b. 1921)
2015
Fernando de Araújo, East Timorese politician, President of East Timor (b. 1963)
2015
Irwin Rose, American biologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1926)
2014
Ivica Brzić, Serbian footballer and manager (b. 1941)
2014
Anjan Das, Indian director and producer (b. 1951)
2014
Gennadi Gusarov, Russian footballer and manager (b. 1937)
2014
Nikolay Khrenkov, Russian bobsledder (b. 1984)
2014
Duraisamy Simon Lourdusamy, Indian cardinal (b. 1924)
2014
Kuaima Riruako, Namibian politician (b. 1935)
2014
Alexander Shulgin, American pharmacologist and chemist (b. 1925)
2013
Mario Bernardi, Canadian pianist and conductor (b. 1930)
2013
Chen Xitong, Chinese politician, 8th Mayor of Beijing (b. 1930)
2013
Mandawuy Yunupingu, Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1956)
2012
Avraham Botzer, Polish-Israeli commander (b. 1929)
2012
Adolfo Calero, Nicaraguan businessman and political activist (b. 1931)
2012
Richard Dawson, English-American soldier, actor, television personality, and game show host (b. 1932)
2012
LeRoy Ellis, American basketball player (b. 1940)
2012
Kathryn Joosten, American actress (b. 1939)
2012
Jan Gmelich Meijling, Dutch commander and politician (b. 1943)
2009
David Eddings, American author (b. 1931)
2008
Bo Diddley, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1928)
2008
Mel Ferrer, American actor (b. 1917)
2008
Cevher Özden, Turkish banker and businessman (b. 1933)
2007
Kentarō Haneda, Japanese pianist and composer (b. 1949)
2007
Huang Ju, Chinese engineer and politician, 1st Vice Premier of the People's Republic of China (b. 1938)
2006
Keith Smith, English rugby player and coach (b. 1952)
2005
Lucien Cliche, Canadian lawyer and politician (b. 1916)
2005
Gunder Gundersen, Norwegian skier (b. 1930)
2005
Samir Kassir, Lebanese journalist and educator (b. 1950)
2005
Melita Norwood, English civil servant and spy (b. 1912)
2003
Freddie Blassie, American wrestler and manager (b. 1918)
2003
Alma Ricard, Canadian broadcaster and philanthropist (b. 1906)
2002
Hugo van Lawick, Dutch director and photographer (b. 1937)
2001
Imogene Coca, American actress and comedian (b. 1908)
2001
Joey Maxim, American boxer (b. 1922)
2000
Svyatoslav Fyodorov, Russian ophthalmologist, academic, and politician (b. 1927)
2000
John Schlee, American golfer (b. 1939)
2000
Gerald James Whitrow, English mathematician, cosmologist, and historian (b. 1912)
1999
Junior Braithwaite, Jamaican singer (b. 1949)
1997
Doc Cheatham, American trumpet player, singer, and bandleader (b. 1905)
1996
John Alton, Hungarian-American cinematographer and director (b. 1901)
1996
Leon Garfield, English author (b. 1921)
1996
Ray Combs, American game show host (b. 1956)
1994
David Stove, Australian philosopher, author, and academic (b. 1927)
1993
Johnny Mize, American baseball player, coach, and sportscaster (b. 1913)
1993
Tahar Djaout, Algerian journalist, writer and poet (b. 1954)
1992
Philip Dunne, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1908)
1991
Ahmed Arif, Turkish poet and author (b. 1927)
1990
Jack Gilford, American actor and comedian (b. 1908)
1990
Rex Harrison, English actor (b. 1908)
1989
Ted a'Beckett, Australian cricketer and footballer (b. 1907)
1988
Raj Kapoor, Indian actor, director, and producer (b. 1924)
1987
Anthony de Mello, Indian-American priest and psychotherapist (b. 1931)
1987
Sammy Kaye, American bandleader and songwriter (b. 1910)
1987
Andrés Segovia, Spanish guitarist (b. 1893)
1986
Aurèle Joliat, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1901)
1983
Stan Rogers, Canadian singer-songwriter (b. 1949)
1983
Ray Stehr, Australian rugby league player and coach (b. 1913)
1982
Fazal Ilahi Chaudhry, Pakistani lawyer and politician, 5th President of Pakistan (b. 1904)
1979
Jim Hutton, American actor (b. 1934)
1978
Santiago Bernabéu Yeste, Spanish footballer and coach (b. 1895)
1977
Albert Bittlmayer, German footballer (b. 1952)
1977
Stephen Boyd, Northern Irish-born American actor (b. 1931)
1976
Kenneth Mason, English soldier and geographer (b. 1887)
1976
Juan José Torres, Bolivian general and politician, 61st President of Bolivia (b. 1920)
1974
Hiroshi Kazato, Japanese race car driver (b. 1949)
1970
Orhan Kemal, Turkish author (b. 1914)
1970
Albert Lamorisse, French director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1922)
1970
Bruce McLaren, New Zealand race car driver and engineer, founded the McLaren racing team (b. 1937)
1970
Giuseppe Ungaretti, Italian soldier, journalist, and academic (b. 1888)
1969
Leo Gorcey, American actor (b. 1917)
1968
André Mathieu, Canadian pianist and composer (b. 1929)
1967
Benno Ohnesorg, German student and activist (b. 1940)
1962
Vita Sackville-West, English author and poet (b. 1892)
1961
George S. Kaufman, American director, producer, and playwright (b. 1889)
1959
Lyda Borelli, Italian actress (b. 1884)
1956
Jean Hersholt, Danish-American actor and director (b. 1886)
1952
Naum Torbov, Bulgarian architect, designed the Central Sofia Market Hall (b. 1880)
1948
Viktor Brack, German physician (b. 1904)
1948
Karl Brandt, German SS officer (b. 1904)
1948
Karl Gebhardt, German physician (b. 1897)
1948
Waldemar Hoven, German physician (b. 1903)
1948
Wolfram Sievers, German SS officer (b. 1905)
1947
John Gretton, 1st Baron Gretton, English sailor and politician (b. 1867)
1942
Bunny Berigan, American singer and trumpet player (b. 1908)
1941
Lou Gehrig, American baseball player (b. 1903)
1937
Louis Vierne, French organist and composer (b. 1870)
1933
Frank Jarvis, American runner and triple jumper (b. 1878)
1929
Enrique Gorostieta, Mexican general (b. 1889)
1927
Hüseyin Avni Lifij, Turkish painter (b. 1886)
1901
George Leslie Mackay, Canadian missionary and author (b. 1844)
1882
Giuseppe Garibaldi, Italian general and politician (b. 1807)
1881
Émile Littré, French lexicographer and philosopher (b. 1801)
1875
Józef Kremer, Polish psychologist, historian, and philosopher (b. 1806)
1865
Ner Middleswarth, American judge and politician (b. 1783)
1853
Henry Trevor, 21st Baron Dacre, English general (b. 1777)
1806
William Tate, English painter (b. 1747)
1785
Jean Paul de Gua de Malves, French mathematician and academic (b. 1713)
1761
Jonas Alströmer, Swedish businessman (b. 1685)
1754
Ebenezer Erskine, Scottish minister and theologian (b. 1680)
1716
Ogata Kōrin, Japanese painter and educator (b. 1658)
1701
Madeleine de Scudéry, French author (b. 1607)
1693
John Wildman, English soldier and politician, Postmaster General of the United Kingdom (b. 1621)
1603
Bernard of Wąbrzeźno, Roman Catholic priest (b. 1575)
1581
James Douglas, 4th Earl of Morton, Scottish soldier and politician, Lord Chancellor of Scotland (b. 1525)
1572
Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk (b. 1536)
1567
Shane O'Neill, Irish king (b. 1530)
1453
Álvaro de Luna, Duke of Trujillo, Constable of Castile
1418
Katherine of Lancaster, queen of Henry III of Castile
1292
Rhys ap Maredudd, Welsh nobleman and rebel leader
1258
Peter I, Count of Urgell
1200
Bishop John of Oxford
910
Richilde of Provence (b. 845)
891
Al-Muwaffaq, Abbasid general (b. 842)
657
Pope Eugene I