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On This Day in History:  June 25

June 25 is the 176th day of the year (177th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 189 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2019
UK winner claims £123 million EuroMillions lottery jackpot anonymously. A £123 million (US$140 million) EuroMillions jackpot win has been successfully claimed by a UK ticket holder who has chosen to remain anonymous, Camelot said.
2019
NC Lottery pays out record $7.8 million in Pick 4 drawing. More than 2,000 players won the Pick 4 lottery in North Carolina on Saturday when they all chose the winning numbers 0-0-0-0.
2019
Oregon store employees dig through trash to help find winning $1,200 lottery ticket. A store manager at a local lottery shop in southeast Portland, Oregon, went above and beyond to help a customer who'd lost their winning ticket.
2018
Visiting father discovers son's lifetime lottery win. A Michigan man said he might have never known about his $25,000 a year for life lottery jackpot if his father hadn't come to visit.
2017
Mississippi lottery panel visits neighboring states to garner information. Trips to neighboring states to observe their lottery operations have shed light on the types of decisions that must be made should Mississippi opt to enact a lottery, two Northeast Mississippi legislators recently said.
2015
Newlyweds win $15M Mass. Lottery scratch prize. Two Cape Cod newlyweds got the wedding gift of a lifetime Saturday when they scratched their way into multimillionaire status on a winning Supreme Millions $30 ticket at a Tedeschi store in Eastham, Massachusetts.
2015
China reveals misuse of $2.7 billion in lottery funds. China has uncovered widespread misappropriation of 16.9 billion yuan (US$2.72 billion) of funds from its state lottery program, underscoring the extent of official corruption as the country tries to root out graft.
2014
Friends sue NJ Lottery, saying they're owed $1 million for discarded ticket. Two friends who claim they bought a Powerball ticket worth $1 million at a Mahwah convenience store last year sued the New Jersey Lottery Commission yesterday, claiming they tossed out the ticket because the state was too slow to update its website with the winning numbers.
2014
Oklahoma man arrested after trying to redeem forged lottery ticket. Oklahoma City police arrested a man last week trying to cash in a forged lottery ticket.
2014
NJ Lottery's Pick 6 has 2 winners after 6-month drought. After going for 6 months without a jackpot winner, the New Jersey Pick 6 game has suddenly woken up by producing two millionaires in quick succession.
2013
Arkansas Lottery Commission to revisit monitor games. With proceeds down from last year, the Arkansas Lottery Commission will consider adding monitor games to boost revenue -- an option that Gov. Mike Beebe and others have spoken against in the past.
2013
Wisconsin woman charged with stealing to buy lottery tickets. A 34-year-old Wisconsin Rapids woman authorities say stole almost $30,000 from her Saratoga employer and used some of the money to buy lottery tickets faces related charges in Wood County Circuit Court.
2010
NH Lottery offering online gambling games. Gamblers will be able to buy lottery tickets in New Hampshire next week to play online -- a move seen by some as an expansion of the kind of gambling that state lawmakers oppose.
2010
One of Britain's youngest lottery winners, dead at 29. One of Britain's youngest lottery millionaires has been found dead at 29.
2010
After ripping up lottery ticket, Montana pair claim $48.5M share of Powerball jackpot. Six lucky numbers turned into a life-changing, eight-figure payout for a pair of Helenans who Thursday discovered their share of a Powerball lotto jackpot will be some $48.5 million.
2009
Arkansas lottery director turns down $11,000 housing allowance. The incoming head of Arkansas' lottery, set to be one of the highest-paid lottery directors in the country, didn't take all the cash offered him.
2009
NY Lottery OKs video table games. The New York Lottery will permit state-run casinos to add video roulette, baccarat, craps and blackjack next year even if the Assembly fails to authorize the move.
2009
Lottery winners broke, busted. A $1 million lottery winner from New York and his wife are both in jail on drug charges, unable to afford bail.
2009
Quick decision: New Ark. Lottery chief recommends Powerball. The newly hired director of the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery says he is recommending that the State Lottery Commission accept an invitation by Powerball to join the multi-state lottery known for its often soaring jackpots.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$390 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jun 28, 2016
2.€185 Million
US$242.33 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jun 25, 2013
3.$212 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jun 26, 2018
4.$203 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 25, 2016
5.€175.36 Million
US$199.52 Million
Draw Date
Jun 25, 2019
6.€132 Million
US$189.01 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jun 28, 2011
7.$177 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jun 25, 2004
8.$145 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jun 27, 2017
9.$122 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 26, 2019
10.€99.42 Million
US$110.54 Million
Draw Date
Jun 25, 2016
11.$110 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 25, 2003
12.€90 Million
US$105.05 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Jun 29, 2018
13.$103 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 27, 2007
14.$100 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 26, 1999
15.€59 Million
US$92.95 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jun 27, 2008
16.$92 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 28, 2017
17.$90 Million
California
SuperLotto Plus
Draw Date
Jun 28, 2006
18.€79 Million
US$89.2 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jun 27, 2017
19.$88 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jun 28, 2011
20.$81 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jun 26, 2009
21.$78 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jun 26, 2007
22.€58 Million
US$72.8 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jun 30, 2006
23.€60 Million
US$72.62 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jul 1, 2005
24.€62.66 Million
US$70.75 Million
Draw Date
Jun 27, 2017
25.$70 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 25, 2014

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1986
Wednesday, Jun 25, 1986
33 years old
1985
Tuesday, Jun 25, 1985
34 years old
1981
Thursday, Jun 25, 1981
38 years old
1973
Monday, Jun 25, 1973
46 years old
1968
Tuesday, Jun 25, 1968
51 years old
1967
Sunday, Jun 25, 1967
52 years old
1966
Saturday, Jun 25, 1966
53 years old
1963
Tuesday, Jun 25, 1963
56 years old
1961
Sunday, Jun 25, 1961
58 years old
1961
Sunday, Jun 25, 1961
58 years old
1958
Wednesday, Jun 25, 1958
61 years old
1955
Saturday, Jun 25, 1955
64 years old
1953
Thursday, Jun 25, 1953
66 years old
1952
Wednesday, Jun 25, 1952
67 years old
1941
Wednesday, Jun 25, 1941
78 years old
(year not provided)

Worldwide Events On This Day

2017
The World Health Organization estimates that Yemen has over 200,000 cases of cholera.
1998
In Clinton v. City of New York, the United States Supreme Court decides that the Line Item Veto Act of 1996 is unconstitutional.
1997
An unmanned Progress spacecraft collides with the Russian space station Mir.
1997
The National Hockey League approved expansion franchises for Nashville (1998), Atlanta (1999), Columbus (2000), and Minneapolis-Saint Paul (2000).
1996
The Khobar Towers bombing in Saudi Arabia kills 19 U.S. servicemen.
1993
Kim Campbell is sworn in as the first female Prime Minister of Canada.
1991
Croatia and Slovenia declare their independence by referendum from Yugoslavia.
1984
American singer Prince releases his most successful studio album, Purple Rain.
1981
Microsoft is restructured to become an incorporated business in its home state of Washington.
1978
The rainbow flag representing gay pride is flown for the first time during the San Francisco Gay Freedom Day Parade.
1976
Missouri Governor Kit Bond issues an executive order rescinding the Extermination Order, formally apologizing on behalf of the state of Missouri for the suffering it had caused to members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
1975
Mozambique achieves independence from Portugal.
1975
Prime Minister Indira Gandhi declares a state of internal emergency in India.
1960
Cold War: Two cryptographers working for the United States National Security Agency left for vacation to Mexico, and from there defected to the Soviet Union.
1950
The Korean War begins with the invasion of South Korea by North Korea.
1948
Cold War: The Berlin airlift begins.
1947
The Diary of a Young Girl (better known as The Diary of Anne Frank) is published.
1944
World War II: The Battle of Tali-Ihantala, the largest battle ever fought in the Nordic countries, begins.
1944
World War II: United States Navy and British Royal Navy ships bombard Cherbourg to support United States Army units engaged in the Battle of Cherbourg.
1944
The final page of the comic Krazy Kat is published, exactly two months after its author George Herriman died.
1943
The Holocaust: Jews in the Częstochowa Ghetto in Poland stage an uprising against the Nazis.
1943
The left-wing German Jewish exile Arthur Goldstein is murdered in Auschwitz.
1940
World War II: The French armistice with Germany comes into effect.
1938
Dr. Douglas Hyde is inaugurated as the first President of Ireland.
1935
Diplomatic relations between the Soviet Union and Colombia are established.
1923
Capt. Lowell H. Smith and Lt. John P. Richter perform the first ever aerial refueling in a DH.4B biplane.
1913
American Civil War veterans begin arriving at the Great Reunion of 1913.
1910
The United States Congress passes the Mann Act, which prohibits interstate transport of females for “immoral purposes”; the ambiguous language would be used to selectively prosecute people for years to come.
1910
Igor Stravinsky's ballet The Firebird is premiered in Paris, bringing him to prominence as a composer.
1906
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania millionaire Harry Thaw shoots and kills prominent architect Stanford White.
1900
The Taoist monk Wang Yuanlu discovers the Dunhuang manuscripts, a cache of ancient texts that are of great historical and religious significance, in the Mogao Caves of Dunhuang, China.
1876
Battle of the Little Bighorn and the death of Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer.
1848
A photograph of the June Days uprising becomes the first known instance of photojournalism.
1788
Virginia becomes the tenth state to ratify the United States Constitution.
1786
Gavriil Pribylov discovers St. George Island of the Pribilof Islands in the Bering Sea.
1741
Maria Theresa is crowned Queen of Hungary.
1678
Venetian Elena Cornaro Piscopia is the first woman awarded a doctorate of philosophy when she graduates from the University of Padua.
1658
Spanish forces fail to retake Jamaica at the Battle of Rio Nuevo during the Anglo-Spanish War.
1530
At the Diet of Augsburg the Augsburg Confession is presented to the Holy Roman Emperor by the Lutheran princes and Electors of Germany.
1258
War of Saint Sabas: In the Battle of Acre, the Venetians defeat a larger Genoese fleet sailing to relieve Acre.
841
In the Battle of Fontenay-en-Puisaye, forces led by Charles the Bald and Louis the German defeat the armies of Lothair I of Italy and Pepin II of Aquitaine.
524
The Franks are defeated by the Burgundians in the Battle of Vézeronce.

Births On This Day

2006
Mckenna Grace, American actress
1998
Kyle Chalmers, Australian swimmer
1996
Pietro Fittipaldi, Brazilian-American race car driver
1996
Sione Mata'utia, Australian rugby league player
1996
Lele Pons, Latina-American Internet personality
1991
Liisi Rist, Estonian cyclist
1991
Anna Zaja, German tennis player
1990
Andi Eigenmann, Filipino actress
1989
Jack Cork, English footballer
1989
Edgar Morais, Portuguese actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1989
Rafael Morais, Portuguese actor, director, and screenwriter
1988
Jhonas Enroth, Swedish ice hockey player
1988
Miguel Layún, Mexican footballer
1988
Therese Johaug, Norwegian cross-country skier
1986
Aya Matsuura, Japanese singer and actress
1986
Seda Tokatlıoğlu, Turkish volleyball player
1985
Karim Matmour, Algerian footballer
1984
Lauren Bush, American model and fashion designer
1983
Todd Cooper, English swimmer
1983
Marc Janko, Austrian footballer
1982
Rain, South Korean singer and actor
1982
Mikhail Youzhny, Russian tennis player
1981
Simon Ammann, Swiss ski jumper
1979
Marko Albert, Estonian swimmer and triathlete
1979
Richard Hughes, Scottish footballer
1979
Busy Philipps, American actress
1978
Aramis Ramírez, Dominican-American baseball player
1978
Luke Scott, American baseball player
1978
Marcus Stroud, American football player
1977
Layla El, English wrestler, model, and dancer
1977
Lola Ponce, Argentinian-Italian singer-songwriter and actress
1976
José Cancela, Uruguayan footballer
1976
Iestyn Harris, Welsh rugby player and coach
1976
Carlos Nieto, Argentinian-Italian rugby player
1975
Kiur Aarma, Estonian journalist and producer
1975
Linda Cardellini, American actress
1975
Albert Costa, Spanish tennis player and coach
1975
Vladimir Kramnik, Russian chess player
1975
Michele Merkin, American model and television host
1974
Nisha Ganatra, Canadian director, producer, and screenwriter
1974
Glen Metropolit, Canadian ice hockey player
1973
René Corbet, Canadian ice hockey player
1973
Milan Hnilička, Czech ice hockey player
1973
Jamie Redknapp, English footballer and coach
1972
Carlos Delgado, Puerto Rican-American baseball player and coach
1972
Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, Libyan engineer and politician
1971
Karen Darke, English cyclist and author
1971
Jason Gallian, Australian-English cricketer and educator
1971
Rod Kafer, Australian rugby player and sportscaster
1971
Neil Lennon, Northern Irish-Scottish footballer and manager
1971
Michael Tucker, American baseball player
1970
Ariel Gore, American journalist and author
1970
Roope Latvala, Finnish guitarist
1970
Erki Nool, Estonian decathlete and politician
1970
Aaron Sele, American baseball player and scout
1969
Hunter Foster, American actor and singer
1969
Zim Zum, American guitarist and songwriter
1968
Adrian Garvey, Zimbabwean-South African rugby player
1968
Vaios Karagiannis, Greek footballer and manager
1967
Tracey Spicer, Australian journalist
1966
Dikembe Mutombo, Congolese-American basketball player
1965
Napole Polutele, French politician
1965
Kerri Pottharst, Australian beach volleyball player
1965
Joseph Hii Teck Kwong, Malaysian bishop
1964
Dell Curry, American basketball player and coach
1964
Phil Emery, Australian cricketer
1964
Johnny Herbert, English race car driver and sportscaster
1964
John McCrea, American singer-songwriter and musician (Cake)
1964
Greg Raymer, American poker player and lawyer
1963
John Benjamin Hickey, American actor
1963
Yann Martel, Spanish-Canadian author
1963
Doug Gilmour, Canadian ice hockey player and manager
1963
George Michael, English singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2016)
1963
Mike Stanley, American baseball player
1961
Timur Bekmambetov, Kazakh director, producer, and screenwriter
1961
Ricky Gervais, English comedian, actor, director, producer and singer
1960
Alastair Bruce of Crionaich, English-Scottish journalist and author
1960
Brian Hayward, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster
1960
Craig Johnston, South African-Australian footballer and photographer
1960
Laurent Rodriguez, French rugby player
1959
Lutz Dombrowski, German long jumper and educator
1959
Jari Puikkonen, Finnish ski jumper
1959
Bobbie Vaile, Australian astrophysicist and astronomer (d. 1996)
1958
George Becali, Romanian businessman, politician
1957
Greg Millen, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster
1956
Anthony Bourdain, American chef and author (d. 2018)
1956
Frank Paschek, German long jumper
1956
Boris Trajkovski, Macedonian politician, 2nd President of the Republic of Macedonia (d. 2004)
1956
Craig Young, Australian rugby player and coach
1955
Vic Marks, English cricketer and sportscaster
1954
Mario Lessard, Canadian ice hockey player
1954
David Paich, American singer-songwriter, keyboard player, and producer
1954
Lina Romay, Spanish actress (d. 2012)
1954
Daryush Shokof, Iranian director, producer, and screenwriter
1954
Sonia Sotomayor, American lawyer and judge
1953
Olivier Ameisen, French-American cardiologist and educator (d. 2013)
1953
Ian Davis, Australian cricketer
1952
Péter Erdő, Hungarian cardinal
1952
Tim Finn, New Zealand singer-songwriter
1952
Martin Gerschwitz, German singer-songwriter and keyboard player
1952
Alan Green, Northern Irish sportscaster
1952
Kristina Abelli Elander, Swedish artist
1951
Eva Bayer-Fluckiger, Swiss mathematician and academic
1950
Marcello Toninelli, Italian author and screenwriter
1949
Richard Clarke, Irish archbishop
1949
Patrick Tambay, French race car driver
1949
Yoon Joo-sang, South Korean actor
1947
John Hilton, English table tennis player
1947
John Powell, American discus thrower
1947
Jimmie Walker, American actor and comedian
1946
Roméo Dallaire, Dutch-Canadian general and politician
1946
Allen Lanier, American guitarist and songwriter (d. 2013)
1946
Ian McDonald, English guitarist and saxophonist
1945
Carly Simon, American singer-songwriter
1945
Baba Gana Kingibe, Nigerian politician
1945
Harry Womack, American singer (d. 1974)
1944
Robert Charlebois, Canadian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
1944
Gary David Goldberg, American screenwriter and producer (d. 2013)
1942
Nikiforos Diamandouros, Greek academic and politician
1942
Willis Reed, American basketball player, coach, and manager
1942
Michel Tremblay, Canadian author and playwright
1941
Denys Arcand, Canadian director, producer, and screenwriter
1941
John Albert Raven, Scottish academic and ecologist
1940
Judy Amoore, Australian runner
1940
Mary Beth Peil, American actress and singer
1940
A. J. Quinnell, English-Maltese author (d. 2005)
1940
Clint Warwick, English bass player (d. 2004)
1939
Allen Fox, American tennis player and coach
1937
Eddie Floyd, American R&B/soul singer-songwriter
1937
Derek Foster, Baron Foster of Bishop Auckland, English politician
1937
Doreen Wells, English ballerina and actress
1936
B. J. Habibie, Indonesian engineer and politician, 3rd President of Indonesia
1936
Bert Hölldobler, German biologist and entomologist
1935
Ray Butt, English television producer and director (d. 2013)
1935
Taufiq Ismail, Indonesian poet and activist
1935
Larry Kramer, American author, playwright, and activist, co-founded Gay Men's Health Crisis
1935
Don Demeter, American professional baseball player
1935
Tony Lanfranchi, English race car driver (d. 2004)
1935
Judy Howe, American artistic gymnast
1935
Charles Sheffield, English-American mathematician, physicist, and author (d. 2002)
1934
Jean Geissinger, American baseball player (d. 2014)
1934
Jack W. Hayford, American minister and author
1934
Beatriz Sheridan, Mexican actress and director (d. 2006)
1933
Álvaro Siza Vieira, Portuguese architect, designed the Porto School of Architecture
1932
Peter Blake, English painter and illustrator
1932
Tim Parnell, English race car driver (d. 2017)
1932
George Sluizer, French-Dutch director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2014)
1931
V. P. Singh, Indian lawyer and politician, 7th Prime Minister of India (d. 2008)
1929
Eric Carle, American author and illustrator
1929
Francesco Marchisano, Italian cardinal (d. 2014)
1928
Alexei Alexeyevich Abrikosov, Russian-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2017)
1928
John A. Wickham Jr., United States Army general
1928
Michel Brault, Canadian director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2013)
1928
Peyo, Belgian author and illustrator, created The Smurfs (d. 1992)
1928
Bill Russo, American pianist and composer (d. 2003)
1928
Alex Toth, American animator and screenwriter (d. 2006)
1927
Antal Róka, Hungarian runner (d. 1970)
1927
Chuck Smith, American pastor, founded the Calvary Chapel (d. 2013)
1927
Arnold Wolfendale, English astronomer and academic
1926
Margaret Anstee, English diplomat (d. 2016)
1926
Ingeborg Bachmann, Austrian author and poet (d. 1973)
1926
Kep Enderby, Australian lawyer, judge, and politician, 23rd Attorney-General for Australia (d. 2015)
1926
Stig Sollander, Swedish Alpine skier
1925
Clifton Chenier, American singer-songwriter and accordion player (d. 1987)
1925
June Lockhart, American actress
1925
Clay Evans, American Baptist pastor
1925
Robert Venturi, American architect and academic (d. 2018)
1925
Salihu Ibrahim, Nigerian Army Officer
1925
Virginia Patton, American actress and businesswoman
1924
Sidney Lumet, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2011)
1924
Dimitar Isakov, Bulgarian football player
1924
Madan Mohan, Iraqi-Indian composer and director (d. 1975)
1924
William J. Castagna, American lawyer and judge
1923
Sam Francis, American soldier and painter (d. 1994)
1923
Dorothy Gilman, American author (d. 2012)
1923
Jamshid Amouzegar, 43rd Prime Minister of Iran (d. 2016)
1922
Johnny Smith, American guitarist and songwriter (d. 2013)
1921
Celia Franca, English-Canadian ballerina and choreographer, founded the National Ballet of Canada (d. 2007)
1920
Lassie Lou Ahern, American actress (d. 2018)
1918
P. H. Newby, English soldier and author (d. 1997)
1917
Nils Karlsson, Swedish skier (d. 2012)
1917
Claude Seignolle, French author (d. 2018)
1915
Whipper Billy Watson, Canadian-American wrestler and trainer (d. 1990)
1913
Cyril Fletcher, English actor and screenwriter (d. 2005)
1912
William T. Cahill, American lawyer and politician, 46th Governor of New Jersey (d. 1996)
1911
William Howard Stein, American chemist and biologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1980)
1908
Willard Van Orman Quine, American philosopher and academic (d. 2000)
1907
J. Hans D. Jensen, German physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1973)
1905
Rupert Wildt, German-American astronomer and academic (d. 1976)
1903
George Orwell, British novelist, essayist, and critic (d. 1950)
1903
Anne Revere, American actress (d. 1990)
1902
Yasuhito, Prince Chichibu of Japan (d. 1953)
1901
Harold Roe Bartle, American businessman and politician, 47th Mayor of Kansas City (d. 1974)
1900
Marta Abba, Italian actress (d. 1988)
1900
Zinaida Aksentyeva, Ukrainian/Soviet astronomer (d. 1969)
1900
Georgia Hale, American silent film actress and real estate investor (d. 1985)
1900
Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, English admiral and politician, 44th Governor-General of India (d. 1979)
1898
Kay Sage, American painter and poet (d. 1963)
1894
Hermann Oberth, Romanian-German physicist and engineer (d. 1989)
1892
Shirō Ishii, Japanese microbiologist and general (d. 1959)
1887
George Abbott, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1995)
1887
Frigyes Karinthy, Hungarian author, poet, and journalist (d. 1938)
1886
Henry H. Arnold, American general (d. 1950)
1884
Géza Gyóni, Hungarian soldier and poet (d. 1917)
1884
Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler, German-French art collector and historian (d. 1979)
1874
Rose O'Neill, American cartoonist, illustrator, artist, and writer (d. 1944)
1864
Walther Nernst, German chemist and physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1941)
1863
Émile Francqui, Belgian soldier and diplomat (d. 1935)
1860
Gustave Charpentier, French composer and conductor (d. 1956)
1858
Georges Courteline, French author and playwright (d. 1929)
1852
Antoni Gaudí, Spanish architect, designed the Park Güell (d. 1926)
1825
James Farnell, Australian politician, 8th Premier of New South Wales (d. 1888)
1814
Gabriel Auguste Daubrée, French geologist and engineer (d. 1896)
1799
David Douglas, Scottish-English botanist and explorer (d. 1834)
1755
Natalia Alexeievna of Russia (d. 1776)
1715
Joseph Foullon de Doué, French soldier and politician, Controller-General of Finances (d. 1789)
1709
Francesco Araja, Italian composer (d. 1762)
1612
John Albert Vasa, Polish cardinal (d. 1634)
1568
Gunilla Bielke, Queen of Sweden (d. 1597)
1560
Wilhelm Fabry, German surgeon (d. 1634)
1526
Elisabeth Parr, Marchioness of Northampton (d. 1565)
1484
Bartholomeus V. Welser, German banker (d. 1561)
1441
Federico I Gonzaga, Marquess of Mantua (d. 1484)
1373
Joanna II of Naples (d. 1435)
1328
William de Montagu, 2nd Earl of Salisbury, English commander (d. 1397)
1242
Beatrice of England (d. 1275)

Deaths On This Day

2018
Richard Benjamin Harrison, American Businessman and Reality television personality (b. 1941)
2015
Patrick Macnee, English actor (b. 1922)
2015
Nerses Bedros XIX Tarmouni, Egyptian-Armenian patriarch (b. 1940)
2014
Nigel Calder, English journalist, author, and screenwriter (b. 1931)
2014
Ana María Matute, Spanish author and academic (b. 1925)
2014
Ivan Plyushch, Ukrainian agronomist and politician (b. 1941)
2013
George Burditt, American screenwriter and producer (b. 1923)
2013
Catherine Gibson, Scottish swimmer (b. 1931)
2013
Robert E. Gilka, American photographer and journalist (b. 1916)
2013
Harry Parker, American rower and coach (b. 1935)
2013
Mildred Ladner Thompson, American journalist (b. 1918)
2013
Green Wix Unthank, American soldier and judge (b. 1923)
2012
Shigemitsu Dandō, Japanese academic and jurist (b. 1913)
2012
Campbell Gillies, Scottish jockey (b. 1990)
2012
George Randolph Hearst, Jr., American businessman (b. 1927)
2012
Lucella MacLean, American baseball player (b. 1921)
2012
Edgar Ross, American boxer (b. 1949)
2011
Annie Easley, American computer scientist and mathematician (b. 1933)
2011
Goff Richards, English composer and conductor (b. 1944)
2011
Margaret Tyzack, English actress (b. 1931)
2010
Alan Plater, English playwright and screenwriter (b. 1935)
2010
Richard B. Sellars, American businessman and philanthropist (b. 1915)
2009
Farrah Fawcett, American actress and producer (b. 1947)
2009
Michael Jackson, American singer-songwriter, producer, dancer, and actor (b. 1958)
2009
Sky Saxon, American singer-songwriter (b. 1937)
2008
Lyall Watson, South African anthropologist and ethologist (b. 1939)
2007
J. Fred Duckett, American journalist and educator (b. 1933)
2007
Jeeva, Indian director, cinematographer, and screenwriter (b. 1963)
2006
Jaap Penraat, Dutch-American humanitarian (b. 1918)
2005
John Fiedler, American actor and voice artist (b. 1925)
2005
Kâzım Koyuncu, Turkish singer-songwriter and activist (b. 1971)
2004
Morton W. Coutts, New Zealand inventor (b. 1904)
2003
Lester Maddox, American businessman and politician, 75th Governor of Georgia (b. 1915)
2002
Jean Corbeil, Canadian politician, 29th Canadian Minister of Labour (b. 1934)
1997
Jacques Cousteau, French oceanographer and explorer (b. 1910)
1996
Arthur Snelling, English civil servant and diplomat, British Ambassador to South Africa (b. 1914)
1995
Ernest Walton, Irish physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1903)
1992
Jerome Brown, American football player (b. 1965)
1990
Ronald Gene Simmons, American sergeant and murderer (b. 1940)
1988
Hillel Slovak, Israeli-American guitarist and songwriter (b. 1962)
1984
Michel Foucault, French historian and philosopher (b. 1926)
1983
Alberto Ginastera, Argentinian pianist and composer (b. 1916)
1981
Felipe Cossío del Pomar, Peruvian painter and political activist (b. 1888)
1979
Dave Fleischer, American animator, director, and producer (b. 1894)
1979
Philippe Halsman, Latvian-American photographer (b. 1906)
1977
Olave Baden-Powell, British Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting leader (b. 1889)
1977
Endre Szervánszky, Hungarian pianist and composer (b. 1911)
1976
Johnny Mercer, American singer-songwriter, co-founded Capitol Records (b. 1909)
1974
Cornelius Lanczos, Hungarian mathematician and physicist (b. 1893)
1972
Jan Matulka, Czech-American painter and illustrator (b. 1890)
1971
John Boyd Orr, 1st Baron Boyd-Orr, Scottish physician, biologist, and politician, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1880)
1968
Tony Hancock, English comedian and actor (b. 1924)
1960
Tommy Corcoran, American baseball player and manager (b. 1869)
1959
Charles Starkweather, American spree killer (b. 1938)
1958
Alfred Noyes, English author, poet, and playwright (b. 1880)
1950
Maurice O'Sullivan, Irish police officer and author (b. 1904)
1949
Buck Freeman, American baseball player (b. 1871)
1949
James Steen, American water polo player (b. 1876)
1948
William C. Lee, American general (b. 1895)
1947
Jimmy Doyle, American boxer (b. 1924)
1944
Dénes Berinkey, Hungarian jurist and politician, 18th Prime Minister of Hungary (b. 1871)
1944
Lucha Reyes, Mexican singer and actress (b. 1906)
1943
Arthur Goldstein, German Jewish left-wing activist (c. 1887)
1939
Richard Seaman, English race car driver (b. 1913)
1937
Colin Clive, British actor (b. 1900)
1922
Satyendranath Dutta, Indian poet and author (b. 1882)
1918
Jake Beckley, American baseball player and coach (b. 1867)
1917
Géza Gyóni, Hungarian soldier and poet (b. 1884)
1916
Thomas Eakins, American painter, photographer, and sculptor (b. 1844)
1912
Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Dutch-British painter (b. 1836)
1906
Stanford White, American architect, designed the Washington Square Arch (b. 1853)
1894
Marie François Sadi Carnot, French engineer and politician, 5th President of France (b. 1837)
1886
Jean-Louis Beaudry, Canadian businessman and politician, 11th Mayor of Montreal (b. 1809)
1884
Hans Rott, Austrian organist and composer (b. 1858)
1882
François Jouffroy, French sculptor (b. 1806)
1876
James Calhoun, American lieutenant (b. 1845)
1876
Boston Custer, American civilian army contractor (b. 1848)
1876
George Armstrong Custer, American general (b. 1839)
1876
Thomas Custer, American officer, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1845)
1876
Myles Keogh, Irish-American officer (b. 1840)
1875
Antoine-Louis Barye, French sculptor (b. 1796)
1870
David Heaton, American lawyer and politician (b. 1823)
1868
Carlo Matteucci, Italian physicist and neurophysiologist (b. 1811)
1866
Alexander von Nordmann, Finnish biologist and paleontologist (b. 1803)
1861
Abdülmecid I, Ottoman sultan (b. 1823)
1838
François-Nicolas-Benoît Haxo, French general and engineer (b. 1774)
1835
Ebenezer Pemberton, American educator (b. 1746)
1822
E. T. A. Hoffmann, German composer, critic, and jurist (b. 1776)
1798
Thomas Sandby, English cartographer, painter, and architect (b. 1721)
1767
Georg Philipp Telemann, German composer and theorist (b. 1681)
1715
Jean-Baptiste du Casse, French admiral and politician (b. 1646)
1686
Simon Ushakov, Russian painter and educator (b. 1626)
1673
Charles de Batz-Castelmore d'Artagnan, French captain (b. 1611)
1671
Giovanni Battista Riccioli, Italian priest and astronomer (b. 1598)
1669
François de Vendôme, duke of Beaufort (b. 1616)
1665
Sigismund Francis, archduke of Austria (b. 1630)
1638
Juan Pérez de Montalbán, Spanish author, poet, and playwright (b. 1602)
1634
John Marston, English poet and playwright (b. 1576)
1593
Michele Mercati, Italian physician and archaeologist (b. 1541)
1579
Hatano Hideharu, Japanese warlord (b. 1541)
1533
Mary Tudor, queen of France (b. 1496)
1522
Franchinus Gaffurius, Italian composer and theorist (b. 1451)
1483
Anthony Woodville, 2nd Earl Rivers, English courtier and translator (b. 1440)
1483
Richard Grey, half brother of Edward V of England (b. 1458)
1394
Dorothea of Montau, German hermitess (b. 1347)
1337
Frederick III, king of Sicily (b. 1272)
1291
Eleanor of Provence, queen of England (b. 1223)
1218
Simon de Montfort, 5th Earl of Leicester, French politician, Lord High Steward (b. 1160)
1134
Niels, king of Denmark (b. 1065)
1031
Sheng Zong, Chinese emperor (b. 972)
1014
Æthelstan Ætheling, son of Æthelred the Unready
931
An Chonghui, Chinese general
891
Sunderolt, German archbishop
841
Gerard of Auvergne, Frankish nobleman
841
Ricwin of Nantes, Frankish nobleman
635
Gao Zu, Chinese emperor (b. 566)