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On This Day in History:  June 29

June 29 is the 180th day of the year (181st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 185 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2017
IT'S OFFICIAL: Tipton pleads guilty to rigging computerized lottery drawings. The cyber security expert and brainpower behind a lottery rigging scandal that netted $2 million in illegal winnings from five state lotteries pleaded guilty Thursday to a felony charge of ongoing criminal conduct charge.
2016
$415 MILLION: 3rd-largest Mega Millions jackpot ever. Lottery players across the United States will be lining up at lottery retailers for their chance to win Friday's massive $415 million Mega Millions jackpot, after nobody won Tuesday's $390 million grand prize.
2015
Illinois postal worker wins $4 million lottery prize. An Elgin, Illinois, man has won a $4 million lottery prize after purchasing a ticket from Lundeen's Liquors in St. Charles.
2015
Man forgets glasses, mistakenly buys winning lottery ticket. A man in southwestern Connecticut who mistakenly bought the wrong lottery ticket is $30,000 wealthier.
2013
Virginia lawmaker wins car on $5 lottery ticket. A longtime Virginia lawmaker is the soon-to-be owner of a new Jeep Wrangler Rubicon, which he won on a $5 scratcher he bought June 12.
2012
Idaho man is state's first Hot Lotto jackpot winner. The Idaho Lottery introduced retired Army veteran Steve Colson of Nampa as the sole winner of a Hot Lotto jackpot worth $3.43 million.
2011
NJ Lottery to be first with live draws on Internet. The New Jersey Lottery will be the first state lottery to stream its lottery drawings live over the Internet -- on Facebook.
2011
Michigan man quits job, wins lottery. A western Michigan man said he quit his job so he could show up to qualify for the lottery drawing Monday night in Detroit, and it paid off.
2011
PA Lottery raffle ticket worth $1M set to expire this week. Time is running out for the holder of a Pennsylvania Lottery Millionaire Raffle ticket worth $1 million from the July 10, 2010, drawing to claim the prize.
2011
Man wins lottery with numbers from fortune cookie. A National City, California, man who has played the same Fantasy 5 numbers for a decade finally hit the jackpot, California Lottery officials announced Tuesday.
2010
Michigan workers claim Mega Millions, Powerball lottery jackpots. Factory workers in Detroit and Kalamazoo are winners of multimillion-dollar lottery prizes.
2010
N.H. Lottery delays online game amid controversy. The state Lottery Commission has pulled back its planned July 1 launch of new games that add an Internet element to scratch ticket gambling.
2009
Calif. man with 3 jobs wins $39M lottery jackpot. A man who works three jobs to support his family -- including one as a limousine driver -- has won a $39 million jackpot in California's SuperLotto Plus.
2009
$800,000 lottery ticket expires Wednesday. A winning lottery ticket worth $800,000 sold in Belton, South Carolina, expires this Wednesday, and the lottery has not heard from the ticket's owner.
2006
$98 Million: Gigantic California lottery jackpot gets even bigger. The jackpot in the California SuperLotto Plus lottery game grew to $98 million Thursday -- currently the largest lottery jackpot in the world.
2006
Idaho Lottery to pay state a record $33 million. Idaho Lottery officials say school districts and public buildings hit a record jackpot this year with $33 million in profits from ticket sales.
2006
N.C. Lottery to transfer $50 million to education. North Carolina's newly adopted lottery will make a $50 million contribution to the state's Education Lottery Fund on Wednesday -- the first transfer since the inception of scratch-off games three months ago.
2006
Oklahoma lottery winners not in a hurry to claim prizes. Oklahoma retailers have sold winning lottery tickets totaling nearly $110 million, but ten winners have yet to claim more than $102 million in prizes.
2006
Texas Lottery hires interim director to full-time post. Anthony Sadberry, a longtime Houston attorney who led a reorganization of the Texas Lottery in the past five months as acting director, was named the agency's permanent head Wednesday.
2006
Minnesota Lottery renews contract with GTECH. GTECH Holdings Corporation today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, GTECH Corporation, signed a two-year contract extension with the Minnesota State Lottery to commence on February 9, 2011.
2006
UK Lottery opens bidding for 10-year license. The United Kingdom National Lottery opened the competition for a ten-year license to run the operation on Thursday.
2005
Conn. couple claims $59.5 million Powerball lottery jackpot. A couple from Seymour, Connecticut has claimed Saturday's $59.5 million Powerball jackpot, the largest prize in the 33-year-old history of the Connecticut State Lottery.
2005
Loan For Oklahoma’s Lottery Operation Delayed. Oklahoma Lottery Commission officials said Monday instant lottery tickets should still go on sale in October, despite an unexpected delay in obtaining loan funds for the state's new lottery operation.
2005
Texas lawmakers to grill lottery officials about inflated jackpots. Texas lottery officials could face tough questions and some nasty wrist-slapping today when they testify before lawmakers about inflating several Texas Lotto jackpot estimates.
2005
Store owner who stole customer's winnings stripped of lottery license. A North Andover, Massachusetts, convenience store owner who admitted stealing a customer's winning lottery ticket has been stripped of his license to sell Massachusetts Lottery tickets, a lottery spokeswoman said.
2004
Bahamas debates starting national lottery. Chairman of the Gaming Board, Kenyatta Gibson, MP, announced to parliament last week that the Gaming Board is currently reviewing the feasibility of The Bahamas introducing a national lottery.
2004
Lines, dreams grow for tonight's $220 Million lottery jackpot. If you waited until today to buy your Mega Millions lottery ticket, you could be standing in line. A long one. Sales for tonight's $220 million jackpot have been higher than normal for the past few days, and the day of the drawing is usually the busiest, ticket sellers said.
2004
Texas Lottery moves Two Step drawing days. Drawing days for the twice-weekly Texas Two Step lottery game have been changed.
2004
South Carolina Awaits $66 Million Powerball Lottery Winner. South Carolina officials are waiting for the winner of the latest Powerball drawing to come forward.
2004
Tennessee Lottery Director Lauds Startup. Tennessee's lottery is on track to be either the best or second-best lottery startup in U.S. history, lottery President Rebecca Paul said yesterday.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$415 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jul 1, 2016
2.$232 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jun 29, 2018
3.$222 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 29, 2016
4.€152 Million
US$220.6 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jul 1, 2011
5.$220 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jun 29, 2004
6.€178.1 Million
US$202.59 Million
Draw Date
Jun 29, 2019
7.$165 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 2, 2003
8.$158 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jun 30, 2017
9.$145 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 30, 1999
10.$137 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 29, 2019
11.€100 Million
US$114.18 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jun 30, 2017
12.€101.19 Million
US$112.34 Million
Draw Date
Jun 30, 2016
13.$106 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 1, 2017
14.€90 Million
US$105.05 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Jun 29, 2018
15.$105 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jul 1, 2011
16.$98 Million
California
SuperLotto Plus
Draw Date
Jul 1, 2006
17.$94 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jun 30, 2009
18.$91 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jun 29, 2007
19.$90 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 2, 2014
20.$85 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 2, 2008
21.$83 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jul 2, 2002
21.$83 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jul 2, 2019
23.$76 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 29, 2011
24.$75 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jun 29, 2012
25.€66 Million
US$74.54 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jul 2, 2019

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1981
Monday, Jun 29, 1981
38 years old
1970
Monday, Jun 29, 1970
49 years old
1968
Saturday, Jun 29, 1968
51 years old
1963
Saturday, Jun 29, 1963
56 years old
1962
Friday, Jun 29, 1962
57 years old
1960
Wednesday, Jun 29, 1960
59 years old
1960
Wednesday, Jun 29, 1960
59 years old
1956
Friday, Jun 29, 1956
63 years old
1951
Friday, Jun 29, 1951
68 years old
1950
Thursday, Jun 29, 1950
69 years old
(year not provided)

Worldwide Events On This Day

2014
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant self-declared its caliphate in Syria and northern Iraq.
2012
A derecho sweeps across the eastern United States, leaving at least 22 people dead and millions without power.
2007
Apple Inc. releases its first mobile phone, the iPhone.
2006
Hamdan v. Rumsfeld: The U.S. Supreme Court rules that President George W. Bush's plan to try Guantanamo Bay detainees in military tribunals violates U.S. and international law.
2002
Naval clashes between South Korea and North Korea lead to the death of six South Korean sailors and sinking of a North Korean vessel.
2002
US Vice President Dick Cheney becomes Acting President of the United States from 7:09 AM to 9:24 AM when President George W. Bush underwent a routine colonoscopy.
1995
Space Shuttle program: STS-71 Mission (Atlantis) docks with the Russian space station Mir for the first time.
1995
The Sampoong Department Store collapses in the Seocho District of Seoul, South Korea, killing 501 and injuring 937.
1987
Vincent Van Gogh’s painting, the Le Pont de Trinquetaille, was bought for $20.4 million at an auction in London, England.
1976
The Seychelles become independent from the United Kingdom.
1976
The Conference of Communist and Workers Parties of Europe convenes in East Berlin.
1975
Steve Wozniak tested his first prototype of Apple I computer.
1974
Isabel Perón is sworn in as the first female President of Argentina.
1974
Mikhail Baryshnikov defects from the Soviet Union to Canada while on tour with the Kirov Ballet.
1972
The United States Supreme Court rules in the case Furman v. Georgia that arbitrary and inconsistent imposition of the death penalty violates the Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments, and constitutes cruel and unusual punishment.
1956
The Federal Aid Highway Act of 1956 is signed, officially creating the United States Interstate Highway System.
1950
Korean War: U.S. President Harry S. Truman authorizes a sea blockade of Korea.
1945
Carpathian Ruthenia is annexed by the Soviet Union.
1927
The Bird of Paradise, a U.S. Army Air Corps Fokker tri-motor, completes the first transpacific flight, from the mainland United States to Hawaii.
1922
France grants 1 km² at Vimy Ridge "freely, and for all time, to the Government of Canada, the free use of the land exempt from all taxes".
1916
British diplomat turned Irish nationalist Roger Casement is sentenced to death for his part in the Easter Rising.
1915
The North Saskatchewan River flood of 1915 is the worst flood in Edmonton history.
1889
Hyde Park and several other Illinois townships vote to be annexed by Chicago, forming the largest United States city in area and second largest in population at the time.
1888
George Edward Gouraud records Handel's Israel in Egypt onto a phonograph cylinder, thought for many years to be the oldest known recording of music.
1881
In Sudan, Muhammad Ahmad declares himself to be the Mahdi, the messianic redeemer of Islam.
1880
France annexes Tahiti.
1874
Greek politician Charilaos Trikoupis publishes a manifesto in the Athens daily Kairoi entitled "Who's to Blame?" leveling complaints against King George. Trikoupis is elected Prime Minister of Greece the next year.
1864
Ninety-nine people are killed in Canada's worst railway disaster near St-Hilaire, Quebec.
1850
Autocephaly officially granted by the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople to the Church of Greece.
1807
Russo-Turkish War: Admiral Dmitry Senyavin destroys the Ottoman fleet in the Battle of Athos.
1786
Alexander Macdonell and over five hundred Roman Catholic highlanders leave Scotland to settle in Glengarry County, Ontario.
1659
At the Battle of Konotop the Ukrainian armies of Ivan Vyhovsky defeat the Russians led by Prince Trubetskoy.
1644
Charles I of England defeats a Parliamentarian detachment at the Battle of Cropredy Bridge.
1613
The Globe Theatre in London burns to the ground.
1534
Jacques Cartier is the first European to reach Prince Edward Island.
1444
Skanderbeg defeats an Ottoman invasion force at Torvioll.
1194
Sverre is crowned King of Norway.
1149
Raymond of Poitiers is defeated and killed at the Battle of Inab by Nur ad-Din Zangi.
226
Cao Pi dies after an illness; his son Cao Rui succeeds him as emperor of the Kingdom of Wei.

Births On This Day

2006
Sam Lavagnino, American child voice actor
1996
Joseph Manu, New Zealand rugby league player
1994
Camila Mendes, American actress and model
1991
Suk Hyun-jun, South Korean footballer
1991
Kawhi Leonard, American basketball player
1991
R. Jeeva, Indian Tamil Musician
1990
Kim Little, Scottish footballer
1990
Yann M'Vila, French footballer
1988
Éver Banega, Argentinian footballer
1987
Ana Free, Portuguese singer-songwriter
1987
Ilya Shesterkov, Russian footballer
1986
José Manuel Jurado, Spanish footballer
1986
Edward Maya, Romanian singer-songwriter and producer
1985
Quintin Demps, American football player
1984
Aleksandr Shustov, Russian high jumper
1983
Aundrea Fimbres, American singer-songwriter and dancer
1983
Jeremy Powers, American cyclist
1982
Dusty Hughes, American baseball player
1982
Lily Rabe, American actress
1981
Luke Branighan, Australian rugby league player
1981
Joe Johnson, American basketball player
1981
Nicolás Vuyovich, Argentinian race car driver (d. 2005)
1981
Shmuly Yanklowitz, American rabbi, author, and educator
1980
Katherine Jenkins, Welsh soprano and actress
1979
Matthew Bode, Australian footballer
1979
Andy O'Brien, English footballer
1979
Marleen Veldhuis, Dutch swimmer
1978
Nicole Scherzinger, American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress
1977
Sotiris Liberopoulos, Greek footballer
1977
Zuleikha Robinson, English actress
1976
Daniel Carlsson, Swedish race car driver
1976
Bret McKenzie, New Zealand comedian, actor, musician, songwriter, and producer
1973
George Hincapie, American cyclist
1971
Matthew Good, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist
1970
Melanie Paschke, German sprinter
1970
Emily Skinner, American actress and singer
1969
Claude Béchard, Canadian politician (d. 2010)
1969
Pavlos Dermitzakis, Greek footballer and manager
1969
Tōru Hashimoto, Japanese lawyer and politician
1968
Brian d'Arcy James, American actor and musician
1968
Theoren Fleury, Canadian ice hockey player
1968
Judith Hoag, American actress and educator
1967
Jeff Burton, American race car driver
1967
Melora Hardin, American actress and singer
1967
Seamus McGarvey, Northern Irish cinematographer
1966
Yoko Kamio, Japanese author and comic artist
1965
Tripp Eisen, American guitarist
1965
Paul Jarvis, English cricketer
1964
Stedman Pearson, English singer-songwriter and dancer
1963
Anne-Sophie Mutter, German violinist
1962
Amanda Donohoe, English actress
1962
Joan Laporta, Spanish lawyer and politician
1962
George D. Zamka, American colonel, pilot, and astronaut
1961
Sharon Lawrence, American actress, singer, and dancer
1958
Dieter Althaus, German politician
1958
Rosa Mota, Portuguese runner
1957
Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow, Turkmen dentist and politician, 2nd President of Turkmenistan
1957
María Conchita Alonso, Cuban-Venezuelan singer and actress
1957
Robert Forster, Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist
1957
Michael Nutter, American politician, 98th Mayor of Philadelphia
1957
Terry Wyatt, English physicist and academic
1956
Nick Fry, English economist and businessman
1956
David Burroughs Mattingly, American illustrator and painter
1956
Pedro Guerrero, Dominican-American baseball player and manager
1956
Pedro Santana Lopes, Portuguese lawyer and politician, 118th Prime Minister of Portugal
1956
Pyotr Vasilevsky, Belarusian footballer and manager (d. 2012)
1955
Charles J. Precourt, American colonel, pilot, and astronaut
1954
Rick Honeycutt, American baseball player and coach
1954
Leovegildo Lins da Gama Júnior, Brazilian footballer, coach, and manager
1953
Don Dokken, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Dokken)
1953
Colin Hay, Scottish-Australian singer and guitarist
1951
Craig Sager, American sportscaster (d. 2016)
1950
Bobby London, American illustrator
1949
Dan Dierdorf, American football player and sportscaster
1949
Joan Clos, Spanish anesthesiologist and politician, 116th Mayor of Barcelona
1949
Ann Veneman, American lawyer and politician, 27th United States Secretary of Agriculture
1948
Sean Bergin, South African-Dutch saxophonist and flute player (d. 2012)
1948
Fred Grandy, American actor and politician
1948
Ian Paice, English drummer, songwriter, and producer
1948
Usha Prashar, Baroness Prashar, Kenyan-English politician
1947
Richard Lewis, American actor and screenwriter
1946
Ernesto Pérez Balladares, Panamanian politician, 33rd President of Panama
1946
Egon von Fürstenberg, Swiss fashion designer (d. 2004)
1945
Chandrika Kumaratunga, Sri Lankan journalist and politician, 5th President of Sri Lanka
1944
Gary Busey, American actor
1944
Andreu Mas-Colell, Spanish economist, academic, and politician
1944
Seán Patrick O'Malley, American cardinal
1943
Little Eva, American singer (d. 2003)
1943
Louis Nicollin, French entrepreneur and chairman of Montpellier HSC from 1974 to his death (d. 2017)
1942
Charlotte Bingham, English author and screenwriter
1942
Mike Willesee, Australian journalist and producer (d. 2019)
1941
John Boccabella, American baseball player
1941
Stokely Carmichael, Trinidadian-American activist (d. 1998)
1940
Vyacheslav Artyomov, Russian composer
1940
John Dawes, Welsh rugby player and coach
1939
Alan Connolly, Australian cricketer
1939
Amarildo Tavares da Silveira, Brazilian footballer and coach
1936
Harmon Killebrew, American baseball player and sportscaster (d. 2011)
1935
Vassilis C. Constantakopoulos, Greek captain and businessman (d. 2011)
1935
Katsuya Nomura, Japanese baseball player and manager
1934
Corey Allen, American actor, director, and producer (d. 2010)
1933
Bob Shaw, American baseball player and manager (d. 2010)
1933
John Bradshaw, American theologian and author (d. 2016)
1932
Brian Hutton, Baron Hutton, British jurist; Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland
1931
Sevim Burak, Turkish author (d. 1983)
1930
Ernst Albrecht, German economist and politician, 6th Prime Minister of Lower Saxony (d. 2014)
1930
Robert Evans, American actor and producer
1930
Viola Léger, American-Canadian actress and politician
1930
Sławomir Mrożek, Polish-French author and playwright (d. 2013)
1929
Pat Crawford Brown, American actress
1929
Pete George, American weightlifter
1929
Oriana Fallaci, Italian journalist and author (d. 2006)
1928
Ian Bannen, Scottish actor (d. 1999)
1928
Jean-Louis Pesch, French author and illustrator
1928
Radius Prawiro, Indonesian economist and politician (d. 2005)
1927
Pierre Perrault, Canadian director and screenwriter (d. 1999)
1927
Marie Thérèse Killens, Canadian politician
1926
Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, Kuwaiti ruler, 3rd Emir of Kuwait (d. 2006)
1926
Julius W. Becton, Jr., U.S lieutenant general
1926
Roger Stuart Bacon, 21st Premier of Nova Scotia from 1990 to 1991.
1926
Bobby Morgan, American professional baseball player
1925
Francis S. Currey, American World War II Medal of Honor recipient
1925
Giorgio Napolitano, Italian journalist and politician, 11th President of Italy
1925
Chan Parker, American dancer and author (d. 1999)
1925
Jackie Lynn Taylor, American actress (d. 2014)
1925
Cara Williams, American actress
1924
Ezra Laderman, American composer and educator (d. 2015)
1924
Roy Walford, American pathologist and gerontologist (d. 2004)
1924
Philip H. Hoff, American politician (d. 2018)
1923
Chou Wen-chung, Chinese-American composer and educator
1922
Ralph Burns, American songwriter, bandleader, composer, conductor, arranger and pianist (d. 2001)
1922
Vasko Popa, Serbian poet and academic (d. 1991)
1922
John William Vessey, Jr., American general (d. 2016)
1921
Frédéric Dard, French author and screenwriter (d. 2000)
1921
Jean Kent, English actress (d. 2013)
1921
Reinhard Mohn, German businessman (d. 2009)
1921
Harry Schell, French-American race car driver (d. 1960)
1920
César Rodríguez Álvarez, Spanish footballer and manager (d. 1995)
1920
Ray Harryhausen, American animator and producer (d. 2013)
1920
Nicole Russell, Duchess of Bedford (d. 2012)
1919
Ernesto Corripio y Ahumada, Mexican cardinal (d. 2008)
1919
Walter Babington Thomas, Commander of British Far East Land Forces (d. 2017)
1919
Slim Pickens, American actor and rodeo performer (d. 1983)
1918
Heini Lohrer, Swiss ice hockey player (d. 2011)
1918
Gene La Rocque, U.S admiral (d. 2016)
1918
Francis W. Nye, United States Air Force major general
1917
Ling Yun, Chinese politician (d. 2018)
1916
Ruth Warrick, American actress and activist (d. 2005)
1914
Rafael Kubelík, Czech-American conductor and composer (d. 1996)
1914
Christos Papakyriakopoulos, Greek-American mathematician and academic (d. 1976)
1913
Earle Meadows, American pole vaulter (d. 1992)
1912
José Pablo Moncayo, Mexican pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1958)
1912
Émile Peynaud, French oenologist and academic (d. 2004)
1912
John Toland, American historian and author (d. 2004)
1911
Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld (d. 2004)
1911
Katherine DeMille, Canadian-American actress (d. 1995)
1911
Bernard Herrmann, American composer and conductor (d. 1975)
1910
Frank Loesser, American composer and conductor (d. 1969)
1910
Burgess Whitehead, American baseball player (d. 1993)
1908
Leroy Anderson, American composer and conductor (d. 1975)
1908
Erik Lundqvist, Swedish javelin thrower (d. 1963)
1906
Ivan Chernyakhovsky, Ukrainian general (d. 1945)
1906
Heinz Harmel, German general (d. 2000)
1904
Witold Hurewicz, Polish mathematician (d. 1956)
1903
Alan Blumlein, English engineer, developed the H2S radar (d. 1942)
1901
Nelson Eddy, American singer and actor (d. 1967)
1900
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, French poet and pilot (d. 1944)
1898
Yvonne Lefébure, French pianist and educator (d. 1986)
1897
Fulgence Charpentier, Canadian journalist and publisher (d. 2001)
1893
Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis, Indian economist and statistician (d. 1972)
1893
Aarre Merikanto, Finnish composer and educator (d. 1958)
1890
Robert Laurent, American sculptor and academic (d. 1970)
1890
Hendrikje van Andel-Schipper, Dutch supercentenarian (d. 2005)
1889
Willie Macfarlane, Scottish-American golfer (d. 1961)
1888
Squizzy Taylor, Australian gangster (d. 1927)
1886
Robert Schuman, Luxembourgian-French lawyer and politician, Prime Minister of France (d. 1963)
1882
Henry Hawtrey, English runner (d. 1961)
1882
Franz Seldte, German captain and politician, Reich Minister for Labour (d. 1947)
1881
Harry Frazee, American director, producer, and agent (d. 1929)
1881
Curt Sachs, German-American composer and musicologist (d. 1959)
1880
Ludwig Beck, German general (d. 1944)
1879
Benedetto Aloisi Masella, Italian cardinal (d. 1970)
1873
Leo Frobenius, German ethnologist and archaeologist (d. 1938)
1870
Joseph Carl Breil, American tenor, composer, and director (d. 1926)
1868
George Ellery Hale, American astronomer and journalist (d. 1938)
1866
Bartholomeus Roodenburch, Dutch swimmer (d. 1939)
1863
Wilbert Robinson, American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 1934)
1861
William James Mayo, American physician and surgeon, co-founded the Mayo Clinic (d. 1939)
1858
George Washington Goethals, American general and engineer, co-designed the Panama Canal (d. 1928)
1858
Julia Lathrop, American activist and politician (d. 1932)
1849
Pedro Montt, Chilean lawyer and politician, 15th President of Chile (d. 1910)
1849
Sergei Witte, Russian politician, 1st Chairmen of Council of Ministers of the Russian Empire (d. 1915)
1849
John Hunn, American businessman and politician, 51st Governor of Delaware (d. 1926)
1844
Peter I of Serbia (d. 1921)
1835
Celia Thaxter, American poet and story writer (d. 1894)
1833
Peter Waage, Norwegian chemist and academic (d. 1900)
1819
Thomas Dunn English, American poet, playwright, and politician (d. 1902)
1818
Angelo Secchi, Italian astronomer and academic (d. 1878)
1803
John Newton Brown, American minister and author (d. 1868)
1801
Frédéric Bastiat, French economist and theorist (d. 1850)
1798
Willibald Alexis, German author and poet (d. 1871)
1798
Giacomo Leopardi, Italian poet and philosopher (d. 1837)
1793
Josef Ressel, Czech-Austrian inventor, invented the propeller (d. 1857)
1787
Lavinia Stoddard, American poet, school founder (d. 1820)
1768
Vincenzo Dimech, Maltese sculptor (d. 1831)
1746
Joachim Heinrich Campe, German linguist, author, and educator (d. 1818)
1621
Willem van der Zaan, Dutch Admiral (d. 1669)
1596
Emperor Go-Mizunoo of Japan (d. 1680)
1543
Christine of Hesse, Duchess consort of Holstein-Gottorp (d. 1604)
1528
Julius, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg (d. 1589)
1525
Peter Agricola, German humanist, theologian, diplomat and statesman (d. 1585)
1517
Rembert Dodoens, Flemish physician and botanist (d. 1585)
1488
Pedro Pacheco de Villena, Catholic cardinal (d. 1560)
1482
Maria of Aragon, Queen of Portugal (d. 1517)
1443
Anthony Browne, English knight (d. 1506)
1398
John II of Aragon and Navarre (d. 1479)
1326
Murad I, Ottoman Sultan (d. 1389)
1136
Petronilla of Aragon (d. 1173)

Deaths On This Day

2018
Steve Ditko, American comic writer and illustrator (b. 1927)
2017
Louis Nicollin, French entrepreneur and chairman of Montpellier HSC from 1974 to his death (b. 1943)
2017
Dave Semenko, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1957)
2015
Hisham Barakat, Egyptian lawyer and judge (b. 1950)
2015
Josef Masopust, Czech footballer and coach (b. 1931)
2015
Charles Pasqua, French businessman and politician, French Minister of the Interior (b. 1927)
2014
Damian D'Oliveira, South African cricketer (b. 1960)
2014
Dermot Healy, Irish author, poet, and playwright (b. 1947)
2013
Peter Fitzgerald, Irish footballer and manager (b. 1937)
2013
Jack Gotta, American-Canadian football player, coach, and manager (b. 1929)
2013
Margherita Hack, Italian astrophysicist and author (b. 1922)
2013
Gilma Jiménez, Colombian politician (b. 1956)
2012
Yong Nyuk Lin, Singaporean politician, Singaporean Minister of Health (b. 1918)
2012
Vincent Ostrom, American political scientist and academic (b. 1919)
2012
Juan Reccius, Chilean triple jumper (b. 1911)
2012
Floyd Temple, American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1926)
2011
K. D. Sethna, Indian poet, scholar, writer, philosopher, and cultural critic (b. 1904)
2009
Joe Bowman, American, target shooter and boot-maker (b. 1925)
2008
Ben Kinsella, Holloway school student (b. 1991)
2007
Fred Saberhagen, American soldier and author (b. 1930)
2007
Joel Siegel, American journalist and critic (b. 1943)
2006
Fabián Bielinsky, Argentinian director and screenwriter (b. 1959)
2006
Randy Walker, American football player and coach (b. 1954)
2004
Bernard Babior, American physician and biochemist (b. 1935)
2004
Alvin Hamilton, Canadian lieutenant and politician, 18th Canadian Minister of Agriculture (b. 1912)
2003
Katharine Hepburn, American actress (b. 1907)
2002
Rosemary Clooney, American singer and actress (b. 1928)
2000
Vittorio Gassman, Italian actor and director (b. 1922)
1999
Karekin I, Syrian-Armenian patriarch (b. 1950)
1999
Allan Carr, American screenwriter and producer (b. 1937)
1998
Horst Jankowski, German pianist and composer (b. 1936)
1997
William Hickey, American actor (b. 1927)
1995
Lana Turner, American actress (b. 1921)
1994
Kurt Eichhorn, German conductor and educator (b. 1908)
1993
Héctor Lavoe, Puerto Rican-American singer-songwriter (b. 1946)
1992
Mohamed Boudiaf, Algerian soldier and politician, President of Algeria (b. 1919)
1990
Irving Wallace, American author and screenwriter (b. 1916)
1986
Frank Wise, Australian politician, 16th Premier of Western Australia (b. 1897)
1982
Pierre Balmain, French fashion designer, founded Balmain (b. 1914)
1982
Henry King, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1886)
1981
Russell Drysdale, English-Australian painter (b. 1912)
1979
Lowell George, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (b. 1945)
1978
Bob Crane, American actor (b. 1928)
1975
Tim Buckley, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1947)
1971
Nestor Mesta Chayres, Mexican operatic tenor and bolero vocalist (b. 1908)
1969
Moise Tshombe, Congolese accountant and politician, Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (b. 1919)
1967
Primo Carnera, Italian boxer and actor (b. 1906)
1967
Jayne Mansfield, American actress (b. 1933)
1964
Eric Dolphy, American saxophonist, composer, and bandleader (b. 1928)
1960
Frank Patrick, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1885)
1955
Max Pechstein, German painter and academic (b. 1881)
1949
Themistoklis Sofoulis, Greek politician, 115th Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1860)
1942
Paul Troje, German politician, Mayor of Marburg (b. 1864)
1941
Ignacy Jan Paderewski, Polish pianist, composer, and politician, 2nd Prime Minister of Poland (b. 1860)
1940
Paul Klee, Swiss painter and illustrator (b. 1879)
1936
János Szlepecz, Slovene priest and missionary (b. 1872)
1935
Jack O'Neill, Irish-American baseball player and manager (b. 1873)
1933
Roscoe Arbuckle, American actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1887)
1931
Nérée Beauchemin, Canadian poet and physician (b. 1850)
1919
José Gregorio Hernández Venezuelan physician and educator (b. 1864)
1907
Konstantinos Volanakis, Greek painter and academic (b. 1837)
1900
Ivan Mikheevich Pervushin, Russian mathematician and academic (b. 1827)
1895
Thomas Henry Huxley, English biologist (b. 1825)
1875
Ferdinand I of Austria (b. 1793)
1873
Michael Madhusudan Dutt, Indian poet and playwright (b. 1824)
1861
Elizabeth Barrett Browning, English poet and translator (b. 1806)
1860
Thomas Addison, English physician and endocrinologist (b. 1793)
1855
John Gorrie, American physician and humanitarian (b. 1803)
1853
Adrien-Henri de Jussieu, French botanist and academic (b. 1797)
1852
Henry Clay, American lawyer and politician, 9th United States Secretary of State (b. 1777)
1840
Lucien Bonaparte, French prince (b. 1775)
1831
Heinrich Friedrich Karl vom und zum Stein, Prussian minister and politician (b. 1757)
1779
Anton Raphael Mengs, German painter (b. 1728)
1764
Ralph Allen, English businessman and philanthropist (b. 1693)
1744
André Campra, French composer and conductor (b. 1660)
1729
Edward Taylor, American-English poet, pastor, and physician (b. circa 1642)
1725
Arai Hakuseki, Japanese philosopher, academic, and politician (b. 1657)
1646
Laughlin Ó Cellaigh, Gaelic-Irish Lord
1626
Scipione Cobelluzzi, Italian cardinal and archivist (b. 1564)
1594
Niels Kaas, Danish politician, Chancellor of Denmark (b. 1535)
1575
Baba Nobuharu, Japanese samurai (b. 1515)
1520
Moctezuma II, Aztec ruler (b. 1466)
1509
Margaret Beaufort, Countess of Richmond and Derby (b. 1443)
1432
Janus of Cyprus (b. 1375)
1374
Jan Milíč of Kroměříž, Czech priest and reformer
1344
Joan of Savoy, duchess consort of Brittany, throne claimant of Savoy (b. 1310)
1315
Ramon Llull, Spanish philosopher (b. 1235)
1293
Henry of Ghent, philosopher (b. c.1217)
1252
Abel, King of Denmark (b. 1218)
1153
Óláfr Guðrøðarson, King of the Isles
1149
Raymond of Poitiers, Prince of Antioch (b. 1115)
1059
Bernard II, Duke of Saxony (b. 995)
976
Gero, archbishop of Cologne
884
Yang Shili, general of the Tang Dynasty
226
Cao Pi, Chinese emperor (b. 187)