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On This Day in History:  March 27

March 27 is the 86th day of the year (87th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 279 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2019
Australian man wins $23 million lotto draw — twice. A Melbourne, Australia, man is $46.6 million richer after winning the lotto not once, but twice.
2018
$1.9M lottery win erases doubts for Michigan man. A Michigan man who thought the lottery was all a conspiracy had his opinion changed 12 days ago when he won a $1.9 million jackpot.
2015
Lottery ticket in get-well card wins man $7 million. A Pennsylvania man is feeling very well, thank you, after he won a $7 million lottery prize from a ticket that was enclosed in a get-well card from his father.
2012
Generous former lottery winner says she accidentally gave away second winning ticket. An existing million-dollar lottery winner says that when she handed out a $100 bill to a man in the store, she also accidentally included a Mega Millions ticket which happened to win a $260,000 prize, and she wants the winning ticket back.
2011
Seven Albany state workers won $319 million lottery prize. Seven lucky New York state government workers earned some 'Capitol gains' when their office pool won a whopping $319 million jackpot in Friday night's drawing.
2007
State Mourns Passing of Illinois Lottery Superintendent Carolyn Adams. Carolyn Adams, 44, Superintendent of the Illinois Lottery since May 2003, passed away Monday morning in Chicago following a private struggle with breast cancer.
2007
Party leader wants to repeal Okla. Lottery. The head of Oklahoma's Republican Party, citing lower-than-expected revenue and escalating social costs, is calling for repeal of the Oklahoma Lottery.
2007
Nevada Gov. opposes lottery bill. Gov. Jim Gibbons said Monday he opposes amending Nevada's Constitution to permit a state lottery.
2007
Ontario Lottery to undergo criminal investigation. The Ontario government called police yesterday after the province's ombud accused unscrupulous lottery-ticket retailers of collecting tens of millions of dollars in "dishonest'' winnings -- and the responsible Crown agency of letting them get away with it.
2007
Ontario Lottery Corp. ignored claims of corruption. In a scathing report, the provincial ombudsman said the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation is more fixated on profits than the integrity of its lottery games and has turned a blind eye to allegations of corruption.
2006
Powerball jackpot jumps to $135 million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Saturday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $135 million, with a cash option of $63.8 million.
2006
Mega Millions lottery jackpot increases to $96 million. The jackpot in the multistate Mega Millions lottery drawing grew to $96 million Saturday.
2006
Newspaper to decline advertising from N.C. Lottery Commission. The publisher of one small paper in eastern North Carolina says he's not going to be taking any lottery advertising.
2006
Big week ahead for N.C. lottery. The North Carolina Education Lottery gets under way this week and several major events are planned.
2006
N.C. Ministers resigned to lottery, but wary. With the fight against a lottery in North Carolina a lost cause, the mood for many in the faith community is best expressed by one of the lottery's leading opponents.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$768.4 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 27, 2019
2.$458 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 27, 2018
3.$363 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 27, 2012
4.€130 Million
US$166.65 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Mar 29, 2013
5.$162 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 28, 2017
6.$160 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 28, 2020
7.$153 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 30, 2011
8.€119.38 Million
US$148.21 Million
Draw Date
Mar 27, 2018
9.€127.98 Million
US$143.63 Million
Draw Date
Mar 30, 2019
10.$135 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 29, 2006
11.$116 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 30, 2016
12.$113 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 28, 2008
13.$107 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 27, 2020
14.$102 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 30, 1999
15.€88 Million
US$97.02 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Mar 27, 2020
16.$96 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 28, 2006
17.CA$125 Million
US$95.65 Million
Multi-Province
Canada Super 7
Draw Date
Apr 2, 2004
18.$94 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 28, 2009
19.€75 Million
US$90.57 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Mar 31, 2006
20.$76 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 29, 2002
21.$75 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 29, 2019
22.€62.88 Million
US$70.67 Million
Draw Date
Mar 29, 2016
23.$70 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 27, 1999
24.€64 Million
US$69.61 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Mar 27, 2015
25.€51 Million
US$66.13 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Apr 1, 2005

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1986
Thursday, Mar 27, 1986
34 years old
1978
Monday, Mar 27, 1978
42 years old
1973
Tuesday, Mar 27, 1973
47 years old
1973
Tuesday, Mar 27, 1973
47 years old
1967
Monday, Mar 27, 1967
53 years old
1965
Saturday, Mar 27, 1965
55 years old
1953
Friday, Mar 27, 1953
67 years old
1950
Monday, Mar 27, 1950
70 years old
1933
Monday, Mar 27, 1933
87 years old
(year not provided)
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(year not provided)
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Worldwide Events On This Day

2016
A suicide blast in Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park, Lahore claims over 70 lives and leaves almost 300 others injured. The target of the bombing are Christians celebrating Easter.
2015
Al-Shabab militants attack and temporarily occupy a Mogadishu hotel leaving at least 20 people dead.
2014
Philippines signs a peace accord with the largest Muslim rebel group, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, ending decades of conflict.
2009
The dam forming Situ Gintung, an artificial lake in Indonesia, fails, killing at least 99 people.
2004
HMS Scylla, a decommissioned Leander-class frigate, is sunk as an artificial reef off Cornwall, the first of its kind in Europe.
2002
Passover massacre: A Palestinian suicide bomber kills 29 people at a Passover seder in Netanya, Israel.
2002
Nanterre massacre: In Nanterre, France, a gunman opens fire at the end of a town council meeting, resulting in the deaths of eight councilors; 19 other people are injured.
2000
A Phillips Petroleum plant explosion in Pasadena, Texas kills one person and injures 71 others.
1999
Kosovo War: An American Lockheed F-117A Nighthawk is shot down by a Yugoslav SAM, the first and only Nighthawk to be lost in combat.
1998
The Food and Drug Administration approves Viagra for use as a treatment for male impotence, the first pill to be approved for this condition in the United States.
1993
Jiang Zemin is appointed President of the People's Republic of China.
1993
Italian former minister and Christian Democracy leader Giulio Andreotti is accused of mafia allegiance by the tribunal of Palermo.
1990
The United States begins broadcasting anti-Castro propaganda to Cuba on TV Martí.
1986
A car bomb explodes outside Russell Street Police HQ in Melbourne, Australia, killing one police officer and injuring 21 people.
1981
The Solidarity movement in Poland stages a warning strike, in which at least 12 million Poles walk off their jobs for four hours.
1980
The Norwegian oil platform Alexander L. Kielland collapses in the North Sea, killing 123 of its crew of 212.
1980
Silver Thursday: A steep fall in silver prices, resulting from the Hunt Brothers attempting to corner the market in silver, leads to panic on commodity and futures exchanges.
1977
Tenerife airport disaster: Two Boeing 747 airliners collide on a foggy runway on Tenerife in the Canary Islands, killing 583 (all 248 on KLM and 335 on Pan Am). Sixty-one survived on the Pan Am flight. This is the deadliest aviation accident in history.
1975
Construction of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System begins.
1964
The Good Friday earthquake, the most powerful earthquake recorded in North American history at a magnitude of 9.2 strikes Southcentral Alaska, killing 125 people and inflicting massive damage to the city of Anchorage.
1958
Nikita Khrushchev becomes Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Soviet Union.
1945
World War II: Operation Starvation, the aerial mining of Japan's ports and waterways begins. Argentina declares war on the Axis Powers.
1943
World War II: Battle of the Komandorski Islands: In the Aleutian Islands the battle begins when United States Navy forces intercept Japanese attempting to reinforce a garrison at Kiska.
1941
World War II: Yugoslav Air Force officers topple the pro-Axis government in a bloodless coup.
1938
Second Sino-Japanese War: The Battle of Taierzhuang begins, resulting several weeks later in the war's first major Chinese victory over Japan.
1918
The National Council of Bessarabia proclaims union with the Kingdom of Romania.
1915
Typhoid Mary, the first healthy carrier of disease ever identified in the United States is put in quarantine for the second time, where she would remain for the rest of her life.
1899
Emilio Aguinaldo leads Filipino forces for the only time during the Philippine-American War at the Battle of Marilao River.
1886
Geronimo, Apache warrior, surrenders to the U.S. Army, ending the main phase of the Apache Wars.
1884
A mob in Cincinnati, Ohio, attacks members of a jury which had returned a verdict of manslaughter in what was seen as a clear case of murder; over the next few days the mob would riot and eventually destroy the courthouse.
1871
The first international rugby football match, when Scotland defeats England in Edinburgh at Raeburn Place.
1866
President Andrew Johnson vetoes the Civil Rights Act of 1866. His veto is overridden by Congress and the bill passes into law on April 9.
1836
Texas Revolution: On the orders of General Antonio López de Santa Anna, the Mexican army massacres 342 Texas POWs at Goliad, Texas.
1814
War of 1812: In central Alabama, U.S. forces under General Andrew Jackson defeat the Creek at the Battle of Horseshoe Bend.
1809
Peninsular War: A combined Franco-Polish force defeats the Spanish in the Battle of Ciudad Real.
1794
The United States Government establishes a permanent navy and authorizes the building of six frigates.
1794
Denmark and Sweden form a neutrality compact.
1782
Charles Watson-Wentworth, 2nd Marquess of Rockingham becomes Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
1625
Charles I becomes King of England, Scotland and Ireland as well as claiming the title King of France.
1513
Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León reaches the northern end of The Bahamas on his first voyage to Florida.
1329
Pope John XXII issues his In Agro Dominico condemning some writings of Meister Eckhart as heretical.
1309
Pope Clement V imposes excommunication and interdiction on Venice, and a general prohibition of all commercial intercourse with Venice, which had seized on Ferrara, a papal fiefdom.

Births On This Day

1995
Bill Tuiloma, New Zealand footballer
1992
Marc Muniesa, Spanish footballer
1990
Erdin Demir, Swedish-Turkish footballer
1990
Ben Hunt, Australian rugby league player
1990
Nicolas Nkoulou, Cameroonian footballer
1990
Luca Zuffi, Swiss footballer
1989
Matt Harvey, American baseball player
1989
Camilla Lees, New Zealand netball player
1988
Jessie J, English singer-songwriter
1988
Atsuto Uchida, Japanese footballer
1988
Brenda Song, American actress
1988
Mauro Goicoechea, Uruguayan footballer
1988
Holliday Grainger, English actress
1987
Jefferson Bernárdez, Honduran footballer
1987
Samuel Francis, Nigerian-Qatari sprinter
1987
Polina Gagarina, Russian singer-songwriter, Russian representative in the Eurovision Song Contest
1987
Buster Posey, American baseball player
1986
Manuel Neuer, German footballer
1985
Dustin Byfuglien, American ice hockey player
1985
Danny Vukovic, Australian footballer
1984
Adam Ashley-Cooper, Australian rugby player
1984
Ben Franks, Australian-born New Zealand rugby player
1984
Brett Holman, Australian footballer
1983
Yuliya Golubchikova, Russian pole vaulter
1983
Vasily Koshechkin, Russian ice hockey player
1983
Román Martínez, Argentinian footballer
1982
Shawn Beveney, Guyanese footballer
1981
Terry McFlynn, Irish footballer
1981
Akhil Kumar, Indian boxer
1981
Jukka Keskisalo, Finnish runner
1981
Hilda Kibet, Kenyan runner
1980
Sean Ryan, American football player
1980
Michaela Paštiková, Czech tennis player
1980
Maksim Shevchenko, Russian footballer
1979
Tom Palmer, English rugby union player
1979
Mohsen Moeini, Iranian author and director
1979
Imran Tahir, Pakistani-South African cricketer
1979
Jennifer Wilson, Zimbabwean-South African field hockey player
1978
Gabriel Paraschiv, Romanian footballer
1978
Marius Bakken, Norwegian runner
1978
Amélie Cocheteux, French tennis player
1977
Vítor Meira, Brazilian race car driver
1976
Roberta Anastase, Romanian politician, 57th President of the Chamber of Deputies of Romania
1976
Danny Fortson, American basketball player
1976
Adrian Anca, Romanian footballer
1975
Andrew Blowers, New Zealand rugby player
1975
Kim Felton, Australian golfer
1975
Fergie, American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress
1975
Christian Fiedler, German footballer and manager
1974
Marek Citko, Polish footballer and manager
1974
George Koumantarakis, Greek-South African footballer
1974
Gaizka Mendieta, Spanish footballer
1973
Roger Telemachus, South African cricketer
1972
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, Surinamese-Dutch footballer, coach, and manager
1972
Charlie Haas, American professional wrestler
1971
David Coulthard, Scottish race car driver and sportscaster
1971
Nathan Fillion, Canadian actor
1970
Leila Pahlavi, Princess of Iran (d. 2001)
1970
Derek Aucoin, Canadian baseball player
1970
Mariah Carey, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress
1970
Brent Fitz, Canadian-American multi-instrumentalist and recording artist
1970
Jarrod McCracken, New Zealand rugby league player
1970
Elizabeth Mitchell, American actress
1970
Uwe Rosenberg, German game designer, created Bohnanza
1969
Gianluigi Lentini, Italian footballer and manager
1969
Pauley Perrette, American actress
1968
Irina Belova, Russian heptathlete
1967
Talisa Soto, American actress
1966
Žarko Paspalj, Serbian basketball player
1965
Gregor Foitek, Swiss race car driver
1963
Cory Blackwell, American basketball player
1963
Randall Cunningham, American football player, coach, and pastor
1963
Filippos Sachinidis, Greek-Canadian economist and politician
1963
Gary Stevens, English-Australian footballer and physiotherapist
1963
Quentin Tarantino, American director, producer, screenwriter and actor
1963
Xuxa, Brazilian actress, singer, businesswoman and television presenter
1962
Jann Arden, Canadian singer-songwriter
1962
Brett French, Australian rugby league player
1962
Rob Hollink, Dutch poker player
1962
John O'Farrell, English journalist and author
1962
Brad Wright, American-Spanish basketball player
1962
Kevin J. Anderson, American science fiction writer
1961
Ellery Hanley, English rugby league player and coach
1961
Tony Rominger, Swiss professional cyclist
1960
Hans Pflügler, German footballer
1960
Renato Russo, Brazilian singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1996)
1959
Andrew Farriss, Australian rock musician and multi-instrumentalist
1958
Didier de Radiguès, Belgian race car driver and motorcycle racer
1957
Kostas Vasilakakis, Greek footballer and manager
1957
Stephen Dillane, English actor
1956
Leung Kwok-hung, Hong Kong activist and politician
1956
Thomas Wassberg, Swedish cross country skier
1955
Patrick McCabe, Irish writer
1955
Mariano Rajoy, Spanish lawyer and politician, Prime Minister of Spain
1955
Susan Neiman, Jewish American-German philosopher and author
1954
Gerard Batten, English lawyer and politician
1953
Herman Ponsteen, Dutch cyclist
1952
Annemarie Moser-Pröll, Austrian skier
1952
Maria Schneider, French actress (d. 2011)
1951
Andrei Kozyrev, Belgian-Russian politician and diplomat, Minister of Foreign Affairs for Russia
1951
Mohamad Chatah, Lebanese economist and politician, Lebanese Minister of Finance (d. 2013)
1950
Tony Banks, English keyboardist and songwriter
1950
Petros Efthymiou, Greek academic and politician, Greek Minister of Culture, Education and Religious Affairs
1950
Maria Ewing, African-American soprano
1950
Chris Stewart, English musician and author
1948
Jens-Peter Bonde, Danish lawyer and politician
1947
Oliver Friggieri, Maltese author, critic, poet and philosopher
1947
Brian Jones, English balloonist and pilot
1947
Walt Mossberg, American journalist
1946
Michael Aris, Cuban-English author and academic (d. 1999)
1944
Jesse Brown, American marine and politician, 2nd United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs (d. 2002)
1944
Bryan Campbell, Canadian ice hockey player
1944
Alan C. Gilmore, New Zealand astronomer and academic
1943
Mike Curtis, American football player and coach
1942
Michael Jackson, English journalist and author (d. 2007)
1942
John Sulston, English biologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2018)
1942
Michael York, English actor
1941
Ivan Gašparovič, Slovak lawyer and politician, 3rd President of Slovakia
1941
Liese Prokop, Austrian pentathlete and politician, Austrian Minister of the Interior (d. 2006)
1940
Sandro Munari, Italian race car driver
1940
Austin Pendleton, American actor, director, and playwright
1939
Jay Kim, South Korean-American engineer and politician
1939
Cale Yarborough, American race car driver and businessman
1937
Alan Hawkshaw, English keyboard player and songwriter
1936
Malcolm Goldstein, American violinist and composer
1935
Stanley Rother, American Roman Catholic priest and missionary (d. 1981)
1935
Julian Glover, English actor
1934
István Csurka, Hungarian journalist, author, and politician (d. 2012)
1933
Lê Văn Hưng, South Vietnamese Brigadier general (d. 1975)
1932
Junior Parker, American singer and harmonica player (d. 1971)
1932
Bailey Olter, Micronesian politician, 3rd President of the Federated States of Micronesia (d. 1999)
1931
David Janssen, American actor and screenwriter (d. 1980)
1930
Daniel Spoerri, Romanian-Swiss photographer, writer and artist
1929
Anne Ramsey, American actress (d. 1988)
1929
Reg Evans, Australian actor (d. 2009)
1928
Jean Dotto, French cyclist (d. 2000)
1927
Sylvia Anderson, English voice actress, screenwriter, and producer (d. 2016)
1927
Anthony Lewis, American journalist and academic (d. 2013)
1927
Mstislav Rostropovich, Russian cellist and conductor (d. 2007)
1926
Frank O'Hara, American writer (d. 1966)
1924
Sarah Vaughan, American singer (d. 1990)
1924
Ian Black, Scottish footballer (d. 2012)
1924
Margaret K. Butler, American mathematician and computer programmer (d. 2013)
1923
Shūsaku Endō, Japanese author (d. 1996)
1923
Louis Simpson, Jamaican-American poet, translator, and academic (d. 2012)
1922
Dick King-Smith, English author (d. 2011)
1922
Stefan Wul, French author and surgeon (d. 2003)
1922
Jules Olitski, Ukrainian-American painter, printmaker, and sculptor (d. 2007)
1921
Phil Chess, Czech-American record producer, co-founded Chess Records (d. 2016)
1921
Moacir Barbosa Nascimento, Brazilian footballer and coach (d. 2000)
1921
Harold Nicholas, American actor and dancer (d. 2000)
1920
Colin Rowe, English-American architect, theorist and academic (d. 1999)
1917
Cyrus Vance, American lawyer and politician, 57th United States Secretary of State (d. 2002)
1915
Robert Lockwood, Jr., American guitarist (d. 2006)
1914
Richard Denning, American actor (d. 1998)
1914
Budd Schulberg, American author, screenwriter, and producer (d. 2009)
1913
Theodor Dannecker, German SS officer (d. 1945)
1912
James Callaghan, English lieutenant and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 2005)
1911
Veronika Tushnova, Russian poet and physician (d. 1965)
1910
Ai Qing, Chinese poet and author (d. 1996)
1909
Golo Mann, German historian and author (d. 1994)
1909
Ben Webster, American saxophonist (d. 1973)
1909
Valery Marakou, Belarusian poet and translator (d. 1937)
1906
Pee Wee Russell, American clarinet player, saxophonist, and composer (d. 1969)
1905
Leroy Carr, American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 1935)
1905
Rudolf Christoph Freiherr von Gersdorff, German general (d. 1980)
1905
Elsie MacGill, Canadian-American author and engineer (d. 1980)
1903
Xavier Villaurrutia, Mexican poet and playwright (d. 1950)
1902
Sidney Buchman, American screenwriter and producer (d. 1975)
1902
Charles Lang, American cinematographer (d. 1998)
1902
Émile Benveniste, Syrian-French linguist and semiotician (d. 1976)
1901
Carl Barks, American illustrator and screenwriter (d. 2000)
1901
Erich Ollenhauer, German politician (d. 1963)
1901
Eisaku Satō, Japanese politician, 61st Prime Minister of Japan, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1975)
1901
Kenneth Slessor, Australian journalist and poet (d. 1971)
1899
Francis Ponge, French poet and author (d. 1988)
1899
Herbert Arthur Stuart, German-Swiss physicist and academic (d. 1974)
1899
Gloria Swanson, American actress and producer (d. 1983)
1897
Douglas Hartree, English mathematician and physicist (d. 1958)
1897
Fred Keating, American magician, stage and film actor (d. 1961)
1895
Roland Leighton, English soldier and poet (d. 1915)
1894
René Fonck, French colonel and pilot (d. 1953)
1893
Karl Mannheim, Hungarian-English sociologist and academic (d. 1947)
1893
G. Lloyd Spencer, American lieutenant and politician (d. 1981)
1893
George Beranger, Australian-American actor and director (d. 1973)
1892
Ferde Grofé, American pianist and composer (d. 1972)
1892
Thorne Smith, American author (d. 1934)
1891
Lajos Zilahy, Hungarian novelist and playwright (d. 1974)
1891
Klawdziy Duzh-Dushewski, Belarusian-Lithuanian architect, journalist, and diplomat, created the Flag of Belarus (d. 1959)
1890
Harald Julin, Swedish swimmer and water polo player (d. 1967)
1890
Frederick Dalrymple-Hamilton, Scottish admiral (d. 1974)
1889
Yakup Kadri Karaosmanoğlu, Egyptian-Turkish journalist, author, and politician (d. 1974)
1889
Leonard Mociulschi, Romanian general (d. 1979)
1888
George Alfred Lawrence Hearne, English-South African cricketer (d. 1978)
1887
Väinö Siikaniemi, Finnish javelin thrower, poet, and translator (d. 1932)
1886
Sergey Kirov, Russian politician (d. 1934)
1886
Wladimir Burliuk, Ukrainian painter and illustrator (d. 1917)
1886
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, German-American architect, designed IBM Plaza and Seagram Building (d. 1969)
1885
Julio Lozano Díaz, Honduran accountant and politician, 40th President of Honduras (d. 1957)
1885
Reginald Fletcher, 1st Baron Winster, English navy officer and politician, Secretary of State for Transport (d. 1961)
1884
Gordon Thomson, English rower and lieutenant (d. 1953)
1883
Marie Under, Estonian author and poet (d. 1980)
1882
Thomas Graham Brown, Scottish mountaineer and physiologist (d. 1965)
1881
Arkady Averchenko, Russian playwright and satirist (d. 1925)
1879
Sándor Garbai, Hungarian politician, 19th Prime Minister of Hungary (d. 1947)
1879
Miller Huggins, American baseball player and manager (d. 1929)
1879
Edward Steichen, Luxembourger-American painter and photographer (d. 1973)
1878
Kathleen Scott, British sculptor (d. 1947)
1877
Oscar Grégoire, Belgian water polo player and swimmer (d. 1947)
1875
Albert Marquet, French painter (d. 1947)
1871
Heinrich Mann, German author and poet (d. 1950)
1871
Joseph G. Morrison, American captain and Nazarene minister (d. 1939)
1871
Piet Aalberse, Dutch politician, Minister of Labour (d. 1948)
1869
James McNeill, Irish politician, 2nd Governor-General of the Irish Free State (d. 1938)
1869
J. R. Clynes, English trade unionist and politician, Home Secretary (d. 1949)
1868
Patty Hill, American songwriter and educator (d. 1946)
1866
John Allan, Australian politician, 29th Premier of Victoria (d. 1936)
1863
Henry Royce, English engineer and businessman, founded Rolls-Royce Limited (d. 1933)
1862
Jelena Dimitrijević, Serbian short story writer, novelist, poet, traveller, social worker, feminist and polyglot (d. 1945)
1862
Arturo Berutti, Argentinian composer (d. 1938)
1860
Frank Frost Abbott, American-Swiss scholar and academic (d. 1924)
1859
George Giffen, Australian cricketer and footballer (d. 1927)
1857
Karl Pearson, English mathematician, eugenicist, and academic (d. 1936)
1855
William Libbey, American target shooter, colonel, mountaineer, geographer, geologist, and archaeologist (d. 1927)
1854
Giovanni Battista Grassi, Italian physician, zoologist, and entomologist (d. 1925)
1852
Jan van Beers, Belgian painter and illustrator (d. 1927)
1851
Ruperto Chapí, Spanish composer, co-founded Sociedad General de Autores y Editores (d. 1909)
1851
Vincent d'Indy, French composer and educator (d. 1931)
1847
Otto Wallach, German chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1931)
1845
Wilhelm Röntgen, German physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1923)
1845
Jakob Sverdrup, Norwegian bishop and politician, Norwegian Minister of Education and Church Affairs (d. 1899)
1844
Adolphus Greely, American general and explorer, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1935)
1843
George Frederick Leycester Marshall, English colonel and entomologist (d. 1934)
1839
John Ballance, Irish-New Zealand journalist and politician, 14th Prime Minister of New Zealand (d. 1893)
1824
Virginia Minor, American women's suffrage activist (d. 1894)
1822
Henri Murger, French novelist and poet (d. 1861)
1820
Edward Augustus Inglefield, English admiral and explorer (d. 1894)
1814
Charles Mackay, Scottish journalist, anthologist, and author (d. 1889)
1811
Edward William Cooke, English painter and illustrator (d. 1880)
1809
Georges-Eugène Haussmann, French engineer, urban planner, and politician (d. 1891)
1802
Charles-Mathias Simons, German-Luxembourger jurist and politician, 3rd Prime Minister of Luxembourg (d. 1874)
1801
Alexander Barrow, American lawyer and politician (d. 1846)
1797
Alfred de Vigny, French author, poet, and playwright (d. 1863)
1785
Louis XVII of France (d. 1795)
1784
Sándor Kőrösi Csoma, Hungarian philologist, orientalist, and author (d. 1842)
1781
Alexander Vostokov, Estonian-Russian philologist and academic (d. 1864)
1765
Franz Xaver von Baader, German philosopher and theologian (d. 1841)
1746
Michael Bruce, Scottish poet and composer (d. 1767)
1746
Carlo Buonaparte, Corsican-French lawyer and politician (d. 1785)
1745
Lindley Murray, American-English Quaker and grammarian (d. 1826)
1724
Jane Colden, American botanist and author (d. 1766)
1714
Francesco Antonio Zaccaria, Italian historian and theologian (d. 1795)
1712
Claude Bourgelat, French surgeon and author (d. 1779)
1710
Joseph Abaco, Belgian cellist and composer (d. 1805)
1702
Johann Ernst Eberlin, German organist and composer (d. 1762)
1681
Joaquín Fernández de Portocarrero, Spanish-Italian cardinal (d. 1760)
1679
Domenico Lalli, Italian poet and librettist (d. 1741)
1676
Francis II Rákóczi, Hungarian prince (b. 1676)
1627
Stephen Fox, English politician (d. 1716)
1546
Johannes Piscator, German theologian (d. 1625)
1416
Francis of Paola, Italian friar and saint, founded Order of the Minims (d. 1507)
1401
Albert III, duke of Bavaria (d. 1460)
972
Robert II, king of France (d. 1031)

Deaths On This Day

2016
Mother Angelica, American Roman Catholic religious leader and media personality (b. 1923)
2015
Johnny Helms, American trumpet player, bandleader, and educator (b. 1935)
2015
T. Sailo, Indian soldier and politician, 2nd Chief Minister of Mizoram (b. 1922)
2014
Richard N. Frye, American scholar and academic (b. 1920)
2014
James R. Schlesinger, American economist and politician, 12th United States Secretary of Defense and first United States Secretary of Energy (b. 1929)
2013
Hjalmar Andersen, Norwegian speed skater (b. 1923)
2013
Yvonne Brill, Canadian-American scientist and engineer (b. 1924)
2013
Fay Kanin, American screenwriter and producer (b. 1917)
2012
Adrienne Rich, American poet, essayist and feminist (b. 1929)
2011
Clement Arrindell, Nevisian judge and politician, 1st Governor-General of Saint Kitts and Nevis (b. 1931)
2011
Farley Granger, American actor (b. 1925)
2010
Dick Giordano, American illustrator (b. 1932)
2009
Irving R. Levine, American journalist and author (b. 1922)
2008
Jean-Marie Balestre, French businessman (b. 1921)
2007
Nancy Adams, New Zealand botanist and illustrator (b. 1926)
2007
Paul Lauterbur, American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1929)
2006
Dan Curtis, American director and producer (b. 1928)
2006
Stanisław Lem, Ukrainian-Polish author (b. 1921)
2006
Rudolf Vrba, Czech Holocaust survivor and educator (b. 1924)
2006
Neil Williams, English cricketer (b. 1962)
2005
Wilfred Gordon Bigelow, Canadian soldier and surgeon (b. 1913)
2004
Robert Merle, French author (b. 1909)
2003
Edwin Carr, New Zealand composer and educator (b. 1926)
2002
Milton Berle, American comedian and actor (b. 1908)
2002
Dudley Moore, English actor (b. 1935)
2002
Billy Wilder, Austrian-born American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1906)
2000
George Allen, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1914)
2000
Ian Dury, English singer-songwriter and actor (b. 1942)
1999
Michael Aris, Cuban-English author and academic (b. 1946)
1998
David McClelland, American psychologist and academic (b. 1917)
1997
Lane Dwinell, American businessman and politician, 69th Governor of New Hampshire (b. 1906)
1997
Ella Maillart, Swiss skier, sailor, field hockey player, and photographer (b. 1903)
1995
René Allio, French director and screenwriter (b. 1924)
1994
Lawrence Wetherby, American lawyer and politician, 48th Governor of Kentucky (b. 1908)
1993
Kamal Hassan Ali, Egyptian general and politician, Prime Minister of Egypt (b. 1921)
1993
Paul László, Hungarian-American architect and interior designer (b. 1900)
1992
Colin Gibson, English footballer (b. 1923)
1992
Lang Hancock, Australian businessman (b. 1909)
1992
James E. Webb, American colonel and politician, 16th Under Secretary of State (b. 1906)
1991
Aldo Ray, American actor (b. 1926)
1990
Percy Beard, American hurdler and coach (b. 1908)
1989
May Allison, American actress (b. 1890)
1989
Malcolm Cowley, American novelist, poet, and literary critic (b. 1898)
1988
Charles Willeford, American author, poet, and critic (b. 1919)
1987
William Bowers, American journalist and screenwriter (b. 1916)
1982
Fazlur Khan, Bangladeshi-American engineer and architect, designed the John Hancock Center and Willis Tower (b. 1929)
1981
Jakob Ackeret, Swiss engineer and academic (b. 1898)
1980
Steve Fisher, American author and screenwriter (b. 1912)
1978
Nat Bailey, Canadian businessman, founded the White Spot (b. 1902)
1978
Kunwar Digvijay Singh, Indian field hockey (b. 1922)
1978
Sverre Farstad, Norwegian speed skater (b. 1920)
1977
Shirley Graham Du Bois, American author, playwright, and composer (b. 1896)
1977
Diana Hyland, American actress (b. 1936)
1977
Jacob Veldhuyzen van Zanten, Dutch airline pilot (b. 1927)
1976
Georg August Zinn, German lawyer and politician, Minister President of Hesse (b. 1901)
1975
Arthur Bliss, English conductor and composer (b. 1891)
1974
Eduardo Santos, Colombian journalist, lawyer, and politician, 15th President of Colombia (b. 1888)
1973
Mikhail Kalatozov, Georgian-Russian director, screenwriter, and cinematographer (b. 1903)
1968
Yuri Gagarin, Russian colonel, pilot, and astronaut (b. 1934)
1968
Vladimir Seryogin, Russian soldier and pilot (b. 1922)
1967
Jaroslav Heyrovský, Czech chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1890)
1960
Gregorio Marañón, Spanish physician, philosopher, and author (b. 1887)
1958
Leon C. Phillips, American lawyer and politician, 11th Governor of Oklahoma (b. 1890)
1956
Évariste Lévi-Provençal, French orientalist and historian (b. 1894)
1952
Kiichiro Toyoda, Japanese businessman, founded Toyota (b. 1894)
1949
Elisheva Bikhovski, Israeli-Russian poet (b. 1888)
1946
Karl Groos, German psychologist and philosopher (b. 1861)
1945
Vincent Hugo Bendix, American engineer and businessman, founded Bendix Corporation (b. 1881)
1945
Halid Ziya Uşaklıgil, Turkish author, poet, and playwright (b. 1866)
1943
George Monckton-Arundell, 8th Viscount Galway, English politician, 5th Governor-General of New Zealand (b. 1882)
1942
Julio González, Catalan sculptor and painter (b. 1876)
1940
Michael Joseph Savage, Australian-New Zealand politician, 23rd Prime Minister of New Zealand (b. 1872)
1938
William Stern, German-American psychologist and philosopher (b. 1871)
1934
Francis William Reitz, South African lawyer and politician, 5th State President of the Orange Free State (b. 1844)
1931
Arnold Bennett, English author and playwright (b. 1867)
1928
Leslie Stuart, English organist and composer (b. 1863)
1927
Joe Start, American baseball player and manager (b. 1842)
1927
Klaus Berntsen, Danish politician, Prime Minister of Denmark (b. 1844)
1926
Kick Kelly, American baseball player, manager, and umpire (b. 1856)
1926
Georges Vézina, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1887)
1925
Carl Neumann, German mathematician and academic (b. 1832)
1923
James Dewar, Scottish chemist and physicist (b. 1842)
1922
Nikolay Sokolov, Russian composer and educator (b. 1859)
1921
Harry Barron, English general and politician, 16th Governor of Western Australia (b. 1847)
1918
Henry Adams, American journalist, historian, and author (b. 1838)
1918
Martin Sheridan, Irish-American discus thrower and jumper (b. 1881)
1913
Richard Montgomery Gano, American minister, physician, and general (b. 1830)
1910
Alexander Emanuel Agassiz, Swiss-American ichthyologist, zoologist, and engineer (b. 1835)
1900
Joseph A. Campbell, American businessman, founded the Campbell Soup Company (b. 1817)
1898
Syed Ahmad Khan, Indian philosopher and activist (b. 1817)
1890
Carl Jacob Löwig, German chemist and academic (b. 1803)
1889
John Bright, English politician, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (b. 1811)
1886
Henry Taylor, English poet and playwright (b. 1800)
1878
George Gilbert Scott, English architect, designed the Albert Memorial and St Mary's Cathedral (b. 1811)
1875
Juan Crisóstomo Torrico, Peruvian soldier and politician, President of Peru (b. 1808)
1875
Edgar Quinet, French historian and academic (b. 1803)
1869
James Harper, American publisher and politician, 65th Mayor of New York City (b. 1795)
1864
Jean-Jacques Ampère, French philologist and academic (b. 1800)
1850
Wilhelm Beer, Prussian astronomer and banker (b. 1797)
1849
Archibald Acheson, 2nd Earl of Gosford, Irish-Canadian politician, 35th Governor General of Canada (b. 1776)
1848
Gabriel Bibron, French zoologist and herpetologist (b. 1805)
1770
Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, Italian painter (b. 1696)
1757
Johann Stamitz, Czech violinist and composer (b. 1717)
1729
Leopold, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1679)
1697
Simon Bradstreet, English businessman and politician, 20th Governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony (b. 1603)
1679
Abraham Mignon, Dutch painter (b. 1640)
1676
Bernardino de Rebolledo, Spanish poet, soldier, and diplomat (b. 1597)
1635
Robert Naunton, English politician (b. 1563)
1625
James VI and I of the United Kingdom (b. 1566)
1624
Ulrik of Denmark, Danish prince-bishop (b. 1578)
1621
Benedetto Giustiniani, Italian cardinal (b. 1554)
1615
Margaret of Valois (b. 1553)
1613
Sigismund Báthory (b. 1573)
1598
Theodor de Bry, Belgian-German engraver, goldsmith, and publisher (b. 1528)
1572
Girolamo Maggi, Italian polymath (b. c. 1523)
1564
Lütfi Pasha, Turkish historian and politician, Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire (b. 1488)
1482
Mary of Burgundy, Sovereign Duchess regnant of Burgundy, married to Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1457)
1472
Janus Pannonius, Hungarian bishop and poet (b. 1434)
1462
Vasily II of Moscow (b. 1415)
1378
Pope Gregory XI (b. 1336)
1350
Alfonso XI of Castile (b. 1312)
1248
Maud Marshal, English countess (b. 1192)
1184
Giorgi III, King of Georgia
1045
Ali ibn Ahmad al-Jarjara'i, Fatimid vizier
973
Hermann Billung, Frankish lieutenant (b. 900)
965
Arnulf I, Count of Flanders (born c. 890)
916
Alduin I, Frankish nobleman
913
Du Xiao, chancellor of Later Liang
913
Zhang empress of Later Liang
853
Haymo of Halberstadt, German bishop and author (b. 778)
710
Rupert of Salzburg, Austrian bishop and saint (b. 660)