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On This Day in History:  March 29

March 29 is the 88th day of the year (89th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 277 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2020
California lottery closes office after Sacramento employee tests positive for coronavirus. The California Lottery has closed its Sacramento office to employees after one of them tested positive for the coronavirus, according to a staff email the lottery sent on Friday night.
2019
Oklahoma couple surprises clerk with portion of lottery winnings. A couple that recently won a $50,000 Powerball lottery prize surprised the clerk that sold them the ticket with a portion of their winnings.
2018
Teen buys first lottery ticket on her 18th birthday and wins $1,000 a week for life. On her 18th birthday earlier this month, a Canadian teenager bought a bottle of sparkling wine and a $4 scratch lottery ticket at a nearby convenience store in Quebec — and, just like that, her future was off to a very nice start.
2017
Massachusetts Lottery battling to stay viable against online gambling. As a Massachusetts commission looking into online gaming and online gambling presses ahead in its study of ways to regulate and possibly make money from the developing industries, the state's lottery is concerned that it could be left behind.
2017
Taxpayers pay millions in bonuses to outgoing lottery firm's staff. Illinois taxpayers have funded about $2 million in "retention" bonuses for employees of a private firm managing the lottery despite the firm performing so poorly Illinois is working to replace it.
2017
Man having 'worst day' wins $2 million in Michigan Lottery. A Saginaw County man was not having a good day, but winning $2 million in a Michigan Lottery scratch-off game can change that around pretty fast.
2017
Florida lottery tickets could soon come with warning label. Florida lottery tickets could soon carry a big warning label if a Republican legislator gets her way.
2016
Florida woman who lost $1 million lottery trial files for bankruptcy. The former Seminole County school teacher who last month lost a big chunk of a $1 million Florida Lottery jackpot to her former boyfriend, who had sued her for failing to share, has filed for bankruptcy.
2016
7 arrested in Georgia Lottery winner's murder. Seven people were charged Monday in the shooting death of a lottery winner more than two months ago.
2013
$338 million NJ Powerball winner a deadbeat dad?. Authorities say a New Jersey man who won the $338 million Powerball jackpot on Monday is subject to potential arrest for owing about $29,000 in child support.
2012
$540 MILLION: Mega Millions buying frenzy sparks another jackpot increase. The United States -- perhaps the world -- has never witnessed a lottery-buying frenzy like we are seeing this week.
2011
$319M Mega Millions lottery ticket redeemed. The single largest winning lottery ticket ever sold in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery game has been claimed, a New York Lottery spokeswoman said Tuesday.
2011
Winning lottery ticket worth $30,000 found in church collection plate. A struggling Baltimore parish received a surprising donation two Sundays ago, when a Maryland Lottery Cash Craze Crossword scratch-off ticket worth $30,000 arrived in the collection plate.
2009
Hitting the jackpot: Rebecca Hargrove's winning strategy. You may not have heard of Rebecca Paul Hargrove, but in the lottery world, she's a celebrity.
2007
Grandma's lottery ticket detour pays off. Seventy-three-year-old Margie Coy, who lives -- appropriately -- in Windfall, Ind., a dot on the map southeast of Kokomo, breezed into Kentucky last weekend, obtained two lottery tickets and ended up winning $1,000 a week for the rest of her life.
2006
Mega Millions lottery jackpot reaches $117 million. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery game has climbed again past the $100 million mark.
2004
Mega Millions jackpot increases to $63 million. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery grew to $63 million Saturday.
2004
Powerball Reaches $31 Million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Saturday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $31 million, with a cash option of $17.6 million.
2004
Florida Lotto jackpot rolls over to $6 million. No ticket matched all six Florida Lotto numbers, causing the jackpot to roll over to $6 million, lottery officials said Sunday.
2004
Clerk admits stealing winning lottery ticket from student. A former gas station clerk has admitted stealing a winning lottery ticket worth $20,000 from a college student, telling her it was only worth $100.
2004
Tennessee lottery sends record number of students to college. Tennessee's new lottery scholarships are driving the largest college freshman class in state history. Without the scholarships, many high school seniors wouldn't have a chance to attend college.
2004
North Dakota Lottery a model of efficiency. As a business with a limited number of potential customers in a sparsely populated territory, North Dakota's state lottery office has been concentrating on ways to keep its expenses down.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$656 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 30, 2012
2.$533 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 30, 2018
3.$174 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 31, 2017
4.$170 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 1, 2020
5.€130 Million
US$166.65 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Mar 29, 2013
6.$153 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 30, 2011
7.€120.52 Million
US$148.35 Million
Draw Date
Mar 29, 2018
8.€127.98 Million
US$143.63 Million
Draw Date
Mar 30, 2019
9.$135 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 29, 2006
9.$135 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 1, 2008
11.$117 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 31, 2006
12.$116 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 30, 2016
13.$113 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 31, 2020
14.$109 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 1, 2009
15.$102 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 30, 1999
16.€90 Million
US$99.23 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Apr 3, 2020
17.CA$125 Million
US$95.65 Million
Multi-Province
Canada Super 7
Draw Date
Apr 2, 2004
18.€75 Million
US$90.57 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Mar 31, 2006
19.$81 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 31, 2010
20.€73 Million
US$78.49 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Mar 31, 2015
21.€57.28 Million
US$78.49 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Apr 4, 2014
22.$77 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 4, 1997
23.$76 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 29, 2002
24.$75 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 29, 2019
25.$74 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 30, 2007

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1983
Tuesday, Mar 29, 1983
37 years old
1979
Thursday, Mar 29, 1979
41 years old
1977
Tuesday, Mar 29, 1977
43 years old
1975
Saturday, Mar 29, 1975
45 years old
1968
Friday, Mar 29, 1968
52 years old
1957
Friday, Mar 29, 1957
63 years old
1957
Friday, Mar 29, 1957
63 years old
1952
Saturday, Mar 29, 1952
68 years old
1952
Saturday, Mar 29, 1952
68 years old
1949
Tuesday, Mar 29, 1949
71 years old
(year not provided)
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Worldwide Events On This Day

2014
The first same-sex marriages in England and Wales are performed.
2013
At least 36 people are killed when a 16-floor building collapses in the commercial capital Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
2010
Two suicide bombers hit the Moscow Metro system at the peak of the morning rush hour, killing 40.
2004
Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia, and Slovenia join NATO as full members.
2002
In reaction to the Passover massacre two days prior, Israel launches Operation Defensive Shield against Palestinian militants, its largest military operation in the West Bank since the 1967 Six-Day War.
1999
The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above the 10,000 mark (10,006.78) for the first time, during the height of the dot-com bubble.
1999
A magnitude 6.8 earthquake in India strikes the Chamoli district in Uttar Pradesh, killing 103.
1993
Catherine Callbeck becomes premier of Prince Edward Island and the first woman to be elected in a general election as premier of a Canadian province.
1990
The Czechoslovak parliament is unable to reach an agreement on what to call the country after the fall of Communism, sparking the so-called Hyphen War.
1984
The Baltimore Colts load its possessions onto fifteen Mayflower moving trucks in the early morning hours and transfer its operations to Indianapolis.
1982
The Canada Act 1982 receives the Royal Assent from Queen Elizabeth II, setting the stage for the Queen of Canada to proclaim the Constitution Act, 1982.
1974
NASA's Mariner 10 becomes the first space probe to fly by Mercury.
1974
Terracotta Army was discovered in Shaanxi province, China.
1973
Vietnam War: The last United States combat soldiers leave South Vietnam.
1973
Operation Barrel Roll, a covert American bombing campaign in Laos to stop communist infiltration of South Vietnam, ends.
1971
My Lai Massacre: Lieutenant William Calley is convicted of premeditated murder and sentenced to life in prison.
1962
Arturo Frondizi, the president of Argentina, is overthrown in a military coup by Argentina's armed forces, ending an 11½ day constitutional crisis.
1961
The Twenty-third Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, allowing residents of Washington, D.C., to vote in presidential elections.
1957
The New York, Ontario and Western Railway makes its final run, the first major U.S. railroad to be abandoned in its entirety.
1951
Ethel and Julius Rosenberg are convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage.
1947
Malagasy Uprising against French colonial rule in Madagascar.
1946
Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México, one of Mexico's leading universities, is founded.
1945
World War II: Last day of V-1 flying bomb attacks on England.
1945
World War II: The German 4th Army is almost destroyed by the Soviet Red Army.
1942
The Bombing of Lübeck in World War II is the first major success for the RAF Bomber Command against Germany and a German city.
1941
The North American Regional Broadcasting Agreement goes into effect at 03:00 local time.
1941
World War II: British Royal Navy and Royal Australian Navy forces defeat those of the Italian Regia Marina off the Peloponnesian coast of Greece in the Battle of Cape Matapan.
1936
In Germany, Adolf Hitler receives 99% of the votes in a referendum to ratify Germany's illegal remilitarization and reoccupation of the Rhineland, receiving 44.5 million votes out of 45.5 million registered voters.
1930
Heinrich Brüning is appointed German Reichskanzler.
1927
Sunbeam 1000hp breaks the land speed record at Daytona Beach, Florida.
1911
The M1911 .45 ACP pistol becomes the official U.S. Army side arm.
1886
John Pemberton brews the first batch of Coca-Cola in a backyard in Atlanta.
1882
The Knights of Columbus is established.
1879
Anglo-Zulu War: Battle of Kambula: British forces defeat 20,000 Zulus.
1871
Royal Albert Hall is opened by Queen Victoria.
1867
Queen Victoria gives Royal Assent to the British North America Act which establishes Canada on July 1.
1865
American Civil War: Federal forces under Major General Philip Sheridan move to flank Confederate forces under Robert E. Lee as the Appomattox Campaign begins.
1857
Sepoy Mangal Pandey of the 34th Regiment, Bengal Native Infantry mutinies against the East India Company's rule in India and inspires the protracted Indian Rebellion of 1857, also known as the Sepoy Mutiny.
1849
The United Kingdom annexes the Punjab.
1847
Mexican-American War: United States forces led by General Winfield Scott take Veracruz after a siege.
1831
Great Bosnian uprising: Bosniaks rebel against Turkey.
1809
King Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden abdicates after a coup d'état. At the Diet of Porvoo, Finland's four Estates pledge allegiance to Alexander I of Russia, commencing the secession of the Grand Duchy of Finland from Sweden.
1806
Construction is authorized of the Great National Pike, better known as the Cumberland Road, becoming the first United States federal highway.
1792
King Gustav III of Sweden dies after being shot in the back at a midnight masquerade ball at Stockholm's Royal Opera 13 days earlier. He is succeeded by Gustav IV Adolf.
1632
Treaty of Saint-Germain is signed returning Quebec to French control after the English had seized it in 1629.
1549
The city of Salvador da Bahia, the first capital of Brazil, is founded.
1500
Cesare Borgia is given the title of Captain General and Gonfalonier by his father Rodrigo Borgia after returning from his conquests in the Romagna.
1461
Battle of Towton: Edward of York defeats Queen Margaret to become King Edward IV of England, bringing a temporary stop to the Wars of the Roses.
1430
The Ottoman Empire under Murad II captures Thessalonica from the Republic of Venice.
845
Paris is sacked by Viking raiders, probably under Ragnar Lodbrok, who collects a huge ransom in exchange for leaving.

Births On This Day

1993
Thorgan Hazard, Belgian footballer
1991
Bae Joo-hyun (stage name Irene), South Korean idol, actress and television host
1991
Fabio Borini, Italian footballer
1991
N'Golo Kante, French footballer
1990
Carlos Peña, Mexican footballer
1990
Teemu Pukki, Finnish footballer
1990
Lyle Taylor, English footballer
1989
James Tomkins, English footballer
1988
Esther Cremer, German runner
1988
Jesús Molina, Mexican footballer
1988
Jürgen Zopp, Estonian tennis player
1987
Gianluca Freddi, Italian footballer
1987
Dimitri Payet, French footballer
1987
Romain Hamouma, French footballer
1986
Sylvan Ebanks-Blake, English footballer
1986
Ivan Ukhov, Russian high jumper
1985
Fernando Amorebieta, Venezuelan footballer
1985
Maxim Lapierre, Canadian ice hockey player
1985
Mickey Pimentel, American football player
1984
Juan Mónaco, Argentinian tennis player
1983
Darius Draudvila, Lithuanian decathlete
1982
Jēkabs Rēdlihs, Latvian ice hockey player
1981
Jlloyd Samuel, Trinidadian footballer (d. 2018)
1980
Bill Demong, American skier
1980
Bruno Silva, Uruguayan footballer
1978
Aaron Persico, New Zealand-Italian rugby player
1976
Igor Astarloa, Spanish cyclist
1976
Jennifer Capriati, American tennis player
1974
Miguel Gómez, Colombian-American photographer and educator
1973
Marc Overmars, Dutch footballer and coach
1973
Sebastiano Siviglia, Italian footballer
1973
Steve Smith, English high jumper
1972
Rui Costa, Portuguese footballer
1972
Piet-Hein Geeris, Dutch field hockey player
1972
Alex Ochoa, Cuban-American baseball player and coach
1972
Priti Patel, English politician
1971
Robert Gibbs, American political adviser, 28th White House Press Secretary
1971
Lara Logan, South African television and radio journalist and war correspondent
1971
Hidetoshi Nishijima, Japanese actor
1969
Kim Batten, American hurdler
1969
Shinichi Mochizuki, Japanese mathematician
1969
Jimmy Spencer, American football player and coach
1968
Lucy Lawless, New Zealand actress
1967
Ainars Bagatskis, Latvian basketball player and coach
1967
Michel Hazanavicius, French director, producer, and screenwriter
1967
Brian Jordan, American baseball player and sportscaster
1966
Krasimir Balakov, Bulgarian footballer and manager
1966
Jeroen Dijsselbloem, Dutch politician
1966
Eric Gunderson, American baseball player
1966
Sigrid Kirchmann, Austrian high jumper
1965
Emilios T. Harlaftis, Greek astrophysicist, astronomer, and academic (d. 2005)
1965
William Oefelein, American commander, pilot, and astronaut
1965
Voula Patoulidou, Greek hurdler, long jumper, and politician
1964
Catherine Cortez Masto, American attorney and politician
1964
Jill Goodacre, American model and actress
1964
Elle Macpherson, Australian model and actress
1964
Ming Tsai, American chef and television host
1962
Billy Beane, American baseball player and manager
1962
Ted Failon, Filipino journalist and politician
1962
Kirk Triplett, American golfer
1961
Gary Brabham, English-Australian race car driver
1961
Mike Kingery, American baseball player
1961
Amy Sedaris, American actress and comedian
1961
Michael Winterbottom, English director and producer
1960
Wayne Pearce, Australian rugby league player, coach, and sportscaster
1959
Barry Blanchard, Canadian mountaineer
1959
Perry Farrell, American singer-songwriter
1959
Brad McCrimmon, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 2011)
1958
Pedro Bial, Brazilian journalist and producer
1958
Travis Childers, American businessman and politician
1958
Nouriel Roubini, Turkish-American economist and academic
1958
Victor Salva, American director, producer, and screenwriter
1958
Marc Silvestri, American publisher, founded Top Cow Productions
1957
Elizabeth Hand, American author
1957
Christopher Lambert, American-born French actor
1956
Patty Donahue, American singer (The Waitresses) (d. 1996)
1955
Earl Campbell, American football player
1955
Brendan Gleeson, Irish actor
1955
Marina Sirtis, British-American actress
1953
Tõnis Palts, Estonian politician, 39th Mayor of Tallinn
1952
Rainer Bonhof, German footballer
1952
Russell Fairfax, Australian rugby player and coach
1952
John Hendricks, American businessman, founded Discovery Communications
1952
Teófilo Stevenson, Cuban boxer and engineer (d. 2012)
1951
William Clarke, American harmonica player (d. 1996)
1951
Geoff Howarth, New Zealand cricketer
1951
Tina Monzon-Palma, Filipino journalist
1949
Michael Brecker, American saxophonist and composer (d. 2007)
1949
Dave Greenfield, English musician, keyboard player with The Stranglers
1949
Pauline Marois, Canadian social worker and politician, 30th Premier of Quebec
1949
Keith Simpson, English historian and politician
1948
Bud Cort, American actor, director, and screenwriter
1948
Piet Souer, Dutch record producer, songwriter and arranger
1947
Inge Bödding, German sprinter
1947
Robert Gordon, American singer and actor
1947
Bobby Kimball, American singer-songwriter
1946
Billy Thorpe, English-Australian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 2007)
1946
Segun Bucknor, Nigerian musician and journalist (d. 2017)
1945
Walt Frazier, American basketball player and sportscaster
1945
Speedy Keen, English singer-songwriter, keyboard player, and producer (d. 2002)
1944
Terry Jacks, Canadian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1944
Denny McLain, American baseball player and sportscaster
1944
Lynne Segal, Australian-British feminist academic and activist
1943
Vangelis, Greek keyboard player and songwriter
1943
Chad Allan, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist
1943
Eric Idle, English actor and comedian
1943
John Major, English banker and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
1942
Bob Lurtsema, American football player
1942
Scott Wilson, American actor (d. 2018)
1941
Joseph Hooton Taylor, Jr., American astrophysicist and astronomer, Nobel Prize laureate
1940
Ray Davis, American bass singer (d. 2005)
1940
Astrud Gilberto, Brazilian singer-songwriter
1940
John Suchet, English journalist and game show host
1939
Roland Arnall, French-American businessman and diplomat, 63rd United States Ambassador to the Netherlands (d. 2008)
1939
Terence Hill, Italian actor, director, and producer
1939
Hanumant Singh, Indian cricketer (d. 2006)
1938
Bert de Vries, Dutch politician
1937
Roberto Chabet, Filipino painter and sculptor (d. 2013)
1937
Smarck Michel, Haitian businessman and politician, 6th Prime Minister of Haiti (d. 2012)
1937
Gordon Milne, English footballer
1936
Richard Rodney Bennett, English-American composer and educator (d. 2012)
1936
Mogens Camre, Danish politician
1936
John A. Durkin, American lawyer and politician (d. 2012)
1936
Judith Guest, American author and screenwriter
1936
Joseph P. Teasdale, American lawyer and politician, 48th Governor of Missouri (d. 2014)
1934
Shahryar Khan, Indian-Pakistani politician and diplomat, 20th Foreign Secretary of Pakistan
1933
Jacques Brault, Canadian poet and academic
1931
Ștefan Andrei, Romanian politician, 87th Romanian Minister of Foreign Affairs (d. 2014)
1931
Sopubek Begaliev, Kyrgyzstani economist and politician (d. 2002)
1931
Aleksei Gubarev, Russian general, pilot, and astronaut (d. 2015)
1931
Norman Tebbit, English journalist and politician, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
1930
Anerood Jugnauth, Mauritian lawyer and politician, 4th President of Mauritius
1929
Sheila Kitzinger, English activist, author, and academic (d. 2015)
1929
Richard Lewontin, American biologist, geneticist, and academic
1929
Lennart Meri, Estonian director and politician, 2nd President of Estonia (d. 2006)
1929
Utpal Dutt, Indian Bengali actor, director and playwright (d. 1993)
1928
Romesh Bhandari, Pakistani-Indian politician, 13th Foreign Secretary of India (d. 2013)
1928
Keith Botsford, Belgian-American journalist, author, and academic (d. 2018)
1928
Vincent Gigante, American boxer and mobster (d. 2005)
1927
John McLaughlin, American journalist and producer (d. 2016)
1927
John Vane, English pharmacologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2004)
1926
Moshe Sanbar, Hungarian-Israeli banker and economist (d. 2012)
1923
Geoff Duke, English-Manx motorcycle racer (d. 2015)
1923
Betty Binns Fletcher, American lawyer and judge (d. 2012)
1923
Bob Haymes, American singer-songwriter, and actor (d. 1989)
1921
Sam Loxton, Australian cricketer, footballer, and politician (d. 2011)
1920
John M. Belk, American businessman and politician (d. 2007)
1920
Clarke Fraser, American-Canadian geneticist and academic (d. 2014)
1920
Pierre Moinot, French author (d. 2007)
1920
Theodore Trautwein, American lawyer and judge (d. 2000)
1919
Eileen Heckart, American actress (d. 2001)
1918
Pearl Bailey, American actress and singer (d. 1990)
1918
Lê Văn Thiêm, Vietnamese mathematician and academic (d. 1991)
1918
Sam Walton, American businessman, founded Walmart and Sam's Club (d. 1992)
1917
Tommy Holmes, American baseball player (d. 2008)
1916
Peter Geach, English philosopher and academic (d. 2013)
1916
Eugene McCarthy, American poet and politician (d. 2005)
1914
Phil Foster, American actor (d. 1985)
1914
Chapman Pincher, Indian-English historian, journalist, and author (d. 2014)
1912
Hanna Reitsch, German soldier and pilot (d. 1979)
1909
Moon Mullican, American country and western singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 1967)
1908
Arthur O'Connell, American actor (d. 1981)
1908
Dennis O'Keefe, American actor and screenwriter (d. 1968)
1907
Braguinha, Brazilian singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2006)
1906
James Bausch, American decathlete and football player (d. 1974)
1903
Douglas Harkness, Canadian colonel and politician, 14th Canadian Minister of National Defence (d. 1999)
1902
Marcel Aymé, French author, playwright, and screenwriter (d. 1967)
1902
Don Miller, American football player and coach (d. 1979)
1902
William Walton, English composer (d. 1983)
1900
Bill Aston, English race car driver (d. 1974)
1900
John McEwen, Australian farmer and politician, 18th Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1980)
1899
Lavrentiy Beria, Georgian-Russian general and politician (d. 1953)
1896
Wilhelm Ackermann, German mathematician (d. 1962)
1895
Ernst Jünger, German philosopher and author (d. 1998)
1893
Astrid Holm, Danish actress (d. 1961)
1892
József Mindszenty, Hungarian cardinal (d. 1975)
1891
Yvan Goll, French-German poet and playwright (d. 1950)
1891
Alfred Neubauer, Austrian race car driver and manager (d. 1980)
1889
Warner Baxter, American actor (d. 1951)
1889
Howard Lindsay, American producer, playwright, librettist, director and actor (d. 1968)
1888
Enea Bossi, Sr., Italian-American engineer, designed the Budd BB-1 Pioneer and Bossi-Bonomi Pedaliante (d. 1963)
1885
Dezső Kosztolányi, Hungarian author and poet (d. 1936)
1884
Ed Archibald, Canadian pole vaulter (d. 1965)
1876
Friedrich Traun, German sprinter and tennis player (d. 1908)
1874
Lou Henry Hoover, American wife of Herbert Hoover, 33rd First Lady of the United States (d. 1944)
1873
Tullio Levi-Civita, Jewish-Italian mathematician and academic (d. 1941)
1872
Hal Colebatch, English-Australian politician, 12th Premier of Western Australia (d. 1953)
1871
Tom Hayward, English cricketer (d. 1939)
1870
Pavlos Melas, French-Greek captain (d. 1904)
1869
Aleš Hrdlička, Czech-American anthropologist and scholar (d. 1943)
1869
Sir Edwin Lutyens, British architect (d. 1944)
1867
Cy Young, American baseball player and manager (d. 1955)
1863
Walter James, Australian politician, 5th Premier of Western Australia (d. 1943)
1862
Adolfo Müller-Ury, Swiss-American painter (d. 1947)
1826
Wilhelm Liebknecht, German journalist and politician (d. 1900)
1824
Ludwig Büchner, German physiologist, physician, and philosopher (d. 1899)
1816
10th Dalai Lama (d. 1837)
1802
Johann Moritz Rugendas, German landscape painter of Spanish America (d. 1858)
1799
Edward Smith-Stanley, 14th Earl of Derby, English politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1869)
1790
John Tyler, American lawyer and politician, 10th President of the United States (d. 1862)
1780
Jørgen Jørgensen, Danish adventurer (d. 1841)
1769
Nicolas Jean-de-Dieu Soult, French general and politician, 12th Prime Minister of France (d. 1851)
1747
Johann Wilhelm Hässler, German pianist and composer (d. 1822)
1735
Johann Karl August Musäus, German author (d. 1787)
1713
John Ponsonby, Irish politician (d. 1789)
1629
Alexis of Russia, Tsar of Russia (d. 1676)
1620
Edward Digges, English barrister and colonist
1602
John Lightfoot, English priest, scholar, and academic (d. 1675)
1584
Ferdinando Fairfax, 2nd Lord Fairfax of Cameron, English general and politician (d. 1648)
1561
Santorio Santorio, Italian biologist (d. 1636)
1553
Vitsentzos Kornaros, Greek poet and playwright (d. 1614)
1517
Carlo Carafa, Italian cardinal (d. 1561)
1373
Marie d'Alençon, French princess (d. 1417)
1187
Arthur I, Duke of Brittany (d. 1203)
1001
Sokkate, king of the Pagan dynasty of Burma (d. 1044)

Deaths On This Day

2019
Agnès Varda, French film director (b. 1928)
2017
Alexei Alexeyevich Abrikosov, Russian physicist (b. 1928)
2016
Patty Duke, American actress (b. 1946)
2015
William Delafield Cook, Australian-English painter (b. 1926)
2015
Gerry Hardstaff, English cricketer (b. 1940)
2014
Marc Platt, American actor and dancer (b. 1913)
2014
Ruth A. M. Schmidt, American geologist and paleontologist (b. 1916)
2013
Reginald Gray, Irish-French painter (b. 1930)
2013
Brian Huggins, English-Canadian journalist and actor (b. 1931)
2013
Liu Kang, Chinese footballer and manager (b. 1961)
2013
Ralph Klein, Canadian journalist and politician, 12th Premier of Alberta (b. 1942)
2013
Art Phillips, Canadian businessman and politician, 32nd Mayor of Vancouver (b. 1930)
2012
Pap Cheyassin Secka, Gambian lawyer and politician (b. 1942)
2012
Bill Jenkins, American race car driver and engineer (b. 1930)
2011
Ângelo de Sousa, Portuguese painter and sculptor (b. 1938)
2011
Iakovos Kambanelis, Greek author, poet, playwright, and screenwriter (b. 1921)
2009
Vladimir Fedotov, Russian footballer and manager (b. 1943)
2009
Andy Hallett, American actor and singer (b. 1975)
2007
Larry L'Estrange, English rugby player and soldier (b. 1934)
2006
Salvador Elizondo, Mexican author and poet (b. 1932)
2005
Miltos Sachtouris, Greek poet and author (b. 1919)
2004
Joel Feinberg, American philosopher and academic (b. 1926)
2003
Carlo Urbani, Italian physician and microbiologist (b. 1956)
2001
Helge Ingstad, Norwegian lawyer, academic, and explorer (b. 1899)
2001
John Lewis, American pianist and composer (b. 1920)
1999
Gyula Zsengellér, Hungarian footballer (b. 1915)
1999
Joe Williams, American jazz singer (b. 1918)
1997
Hans-Walter Eigenbrodt, German footballer and coach (b. 1935)
1996
Frank Daniel, Czech-American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1926)
1996
Bill Goldsworthy, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1944)
1995
Mort Meskin, American illustrator (b. 1916)
1995
Terry Moore, American baseball player and coach (b. 1912)
1994
Bill Travers, English actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1922)
1992
Paul Henreid, American actor (b. 1908)
1991
Guy Bourdin, French photographer (b. 1928)
1988
Maurice Blackburn, Canadian composer and conductor (b. 1914)
1988
Ted Kluszewski, American baseball player and coach (b. 1924)
1985
Luther Terry, American physician and academic, 9th Surgeon General of the United States (b. 1911)
1982
Walter Hallstein, German academic and politician, 1st President of the European Commission (b. 1901)
1982
Carl Orff, German composer and educator (b. 1895)
1982
Nathan Farragut Twining, American general (b. 1897)
1981
Eric Williams, Trinidadian historian and politician, 1st Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago (b. 1911)
1980
Mantovani, Italian-English conductor and composer (b. 1905)
1972
J. Arthur Rank, 1st Baron Rank, English businessman, founded Rank Organisation (b. 1888)
1971
Dhirendranath Datta, Pakistani lawyer and politician (b. 1886)
1970
Anna Louise Strong, American journalist and author (b. 1885)
1963
Gaspard Fauteux, Canadian dentist and politician, 19th Lieutenant Governor of Quebec (b. 1898)
1963
August Rei, Estonian soldier, journalist, and politician, 12th Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1886)
1959
Barthélemy Boganda, African priest and politician, 1st Prime Minister of the Central African Republic (b. 1910)
1957
Joyce Cary, Anglo-Irish novelist (b. 1888)
1948
Harry Price, English parapsychologist and author (b. 1881)
1940
Alexander Obolensky, Russian-English rugby player and soldier (b. 1916)
1937
Karol Szymanowski, Polish pianist and composer (b. 1882)
1934
Otto Hermann Kahn, German-American banker and philanthropist (b. 1867)
1924
Charles Villiers Stanford, Irish composer and conductor (b. 1852)
1912
Henry Robertson Bowers, Scottish lieutenant and explorer (b. 1883)
1912
Robert Falcon Scott, English lieutenant and explorer (b. 1868)
1912
Edward Adrian Wilson, English physician and explorer (b. 1872)
1911
Alexandre Guilmant, French organist and composer (b. 1837)
1906
Slava Raškaj, Croatian painter (b. 1878)
1905
William Plankinton, American businessman, industrialist and banker (b. 1843)
1900
Cyrus K. Holliday, American businessman (b. 1826)
1891
John Plankinton, American businessman and industrialist, also noted for philanthropy (b. 1820)
1891
Georges Seurat, French painter (b. 1859)
1888
Charles-Valentin Alkan, French pianist and composer (b. 1813)
1877
Inazuma Raigorō, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 7th Yokozuna (b. 1802)
1873
Francesco Zantedeschi, Italian priest and physicist (b. 1797)
1855
Henri Druey, Swiss politician, 2nd President of the Swiss Confederation (b. 1799)
1848
John Jacob Astor, German-American businessman (b. 1763)
1829
Cornelio Saavedra, Argentinian general and politician (b. 1759)
1826
Johann Heinrich Voss, German poet, translator, and academic (b. 1751)
1803
Gottfried van Swieten, Dutch-Austrian librarian and diplomat (b. 1733)
1800
Marc René, marquis de Montalembert, French general and engineer (b. 1714)
1792
Gustav III of Sweden (b. 1746)
1788
Charles Wesley, English missionary and poet (b. 1707)
1772
Emanuel Swedenborg, Swedish astronomer, philosopher, and theologian (b. 1688)
1751
Thomas Coram, English captain and philanthropist, founded Foundling Hospital (b. 1668)
1703
George Frederick II, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach, (b. 1678)
1692
Nicolaus Bruhns, Danish-German organist, violinist, and composer (b. 1665)
1629
Jacob de Gheyn II, Dutch painter and engraver (b. 1565)
1628
Tobias Matthew, English archbishop and academic (b. 1546)
1578
Louis I, Cardinal of Guise (b. 1527)
1578
Arthur Champernowne, English admiral and politician (b. 1524)
1467
Matthew Palaiologos Asen, Byzantine aristocrat and official
1461
Henry Percy, 3rd Earl of Northumberland, English politician (b. 1421)
1461
Lionel de Welles, 6th Baron Welles
1368
Emperor Go-Murakami of Japan (b. 1328)
1075
Ottokar I of Styria, German noble
1058
Pope Stephen IX (b. 1020)
500
Gwynllyw, Welsh king and religious figure
AD 57
Emperor Guangwu of Han (b. 5 BC)
87 BC
Emperor Wu of Han of China (b. 157 BC)