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On This Day in History:  May 22

May 22 is the 142nd day of the year (143rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 223 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2020
Louisiana Lottery making changes to Lotto game in August. For just the fourth time in the Louisiana Lottery's 28-year history, the state's flagship Lotto game is being changed in August.
2020
$205K settlement reached, then rejected, in CT Lottery whistleblower case. Old disputes die hard at the Connecticut Lottery Corp. Here is the story of one of them.
2020
Hoosier Lottery operator facing $3.6M fine for not meeting sales goal. IGT Indiana, the private operator of the Hoosier Lottery, may be required to pay a $3.6 million fine to the state should it not meet its $300 million sales goal — a number that seems unobtainable at this point.
2019
Massachusetts man pleads guilty in lottery tax fraud scheme. A Massachusetts man pleaded guilty Tuesday in U.S. District Court in a scheme to buy millions of dollars' worth of winning Massachusetts State Lottery tickets at a discount to help the ticket holders avoid taxes, according to the U.S. attorney's office.
2019
Lottery bill stalls in Alabama House. Alabama lawmakers Tuesday rejected a plan to allow voters to decide whether to establish a state lottery, a question that was last on the ballot 20 years ago.
2018
Lottery giant IGT is sole bidder to run sports betting in R.I.. IGT, the company that runs Rhode Island's electronic lottery systems, is the sole bidder for a contract to run the state's proposed foray into sports betting.
2017
UK Lottery expecting sales surge with must-win £25M jackpot. The National Lottery is expecting a rush for tickets this week as a must-win £25 million (US$32.5 million) jackpot means the odds of winning the top prize are six times better than usual.
2015
Private management could be Alabama lottery option. If Alabama gets a lottery, private management may at least be an option.
2013
Maryland lets problem gamblers exclude themselves from lottery. Maryland has become the third state to offer a voluntary system to restrict the ability to play the lottery, officials announced Tuesday.
2012
$9.5M lottery win difficult for Canadian chef. Indulgences and reaction from his community made a $9.5 million lottery jackpot win hard for an Abbotsford, British Columbia, man to handle.
2011
New Hampshire repeals taxes on lottery prizes. Starting Monday, New Hampshire residents no longer have to pay taxes on their lottery winnings.
2007
PA Lottery's Millionaire Raffle returns on 7-7-07. Millionaire Raffle, the raffle-style game developed in 2005 by the Pennsylvania Lottery, will offer 7,777 cash prizes worth more than $6.4 million when the game is drawn at 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 7 (7-7-07).
2007
Is the lottery a tax? N.C. appeals court hears arguments. The profit from the sale of lottery tickets in North Carolina is really a tax on the state's residents, which means the law that created the games was passed unconstitutionally, attorneys for a group of taxpayers argued Tuesday before the state Court of Appeals.
2007
Citizen, officer expose check lottery scam. A Virginia resident and a local police officer exposed a Canadian check lottery scam, after the citizen received a notification that he had won $125,000 in the "Hong Kong Lottery".
2007
Don't look at your lottery tickets while driving. A Michigan City man backed into a patrol car Tuesday afternoon because he was busy looking at recently purchased lottery tickets.
2007
Washington Lottery to give free gas for Quick Picks. On Friday, drivers who purchase $10 in quick pick Mega Millions tickets at three Safeway fuel centers in Washington are eligible for 10 free gallons of regular unleaded or diesel gasoline.
2006
Protesters storm UK National Lottery set. Protesters from paternal rights group Fathers 4 Justice stormed BBC TV studios last night to hold up the UK National Lottery draw.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$393 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 24, 2019
2.$298 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 22, 2020
3.$288 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 22, 2019
4.$250 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 24, 2017
5.$203 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 24, 2016
6.$194 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 22, 2015
7.$192 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 23, 2009
8.$180 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 25, 2005
9.€156.68 Million
US$174.88 Million
Draw Date
May 23, 2019
10.$170 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 22, 2010
11.$144 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 25, 2011
12.$138 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 23, 2015
13.$132 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 24, 2014
14.€116 Million
US$130.06 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
May 23, 2017
15.$110 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 23, 2012
16.€85 Million
US$109.96 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
May 24, 2013
17.€90 Million
US$105.08 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
May 25, 2018
18.$104 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 23, 2020
19.€86.19 Million
US$96.2 Million
Draw Date
May 24, 2016
20.€72 Million
US$94.56 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
May 22, 2012
21.$94 Million
Draw Date
May 22, 2010
22.€59 Million
US$80.43 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
May 23, 2014
23.$80 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 25, 2016
24.$71.1 Million
Draw Date
May 24, 2014
25.$70 Million
California
SuperLotto Plus
Draw Date
May 24, 2014

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1995
Monday, May 22, 1995
25 years old
1987
Friday, May 22, 1987
33 years old
1986
Thursday, May 22, 1986
34 years old
1986
Thursday, May 22, 1986
34 years old
1985
Wednesday, May 22, 1985
35 years old
1984
Tuesday, May 22, 1984
36 years old
1982
Saturday, May 22, 1982
38 years old
1979
Tuesday, May 22, 1979
41 years old
1977
Sunday, May 22, 1977
43 years old
1973
Tuesday, May 22, 1973
47 years old
1967
Monday, May 22, 1967
53 years old
1962
Tuesday, May 22, 1962
58 years old
1962
Tuesday, May 22, 1962
58 years old
1961
Monday, May 22, 1961
59 years old
1949
Sunday, May 22, 1949
71 years old
1944
Monday, May 22, 1944
76 years old
1916
Monday, May 22, 1916
104 years old
(year not provided)

Worldwide Events On This Day

2017
Twenty-two people are killed at an Ariana Grande concert in the 2017 Manchester Arena bombing.
2017
United States President Donald Trump visits the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem and becomes the first sitting U.S. President to visit the Western Wall.
2015
The Republic of Ireland becomes the first nation in the world to legalize gay marriage in a public referendum.
2014
General Prayut Chan-o-cha becomes interim leader of Thailand in a military coup d'état, following six months of political turmoil.
2014
An explosion occurs in Ürümqi, capital of China's far-western Xinjiang region, resulting in at least 43 deaths and 91 injuries.
2012
Tokyo Skytree opens to the public. It is the tallest tower in the world (634 m), and the second tallest man-made structure on Earth after Burj Khalifa (829.8 m).
2011
An EF5 tornado strikes Joplin, Missouri, killing 158 people and wreaking $2.8 billion in damages, the costliest and seventh-deadliest single tornado in U.S. history.
2010
Air India Express Boeing 737 crashes over a cliff upon landing at Mangalore, India, killing 158 of 166 people on board, becoming the deadliest crash involving a Boeing 737.
2010
Inter Milan beat Bayern Munich 2-0 in the Uefa Champions League final in Madrid, Spain to become the first, and so far only, Italian team to win the historic treble (Serie A, Coppa Italia, Champions League). Their arch-rivals Juventus would have equalled this record in 2015&2017, but they were beaten in both Uefa Champions League finals by Barcelona and Real Madrid respectively.
2002
Civil rights movement: A jury in Birmingham, Alabama, convicts former Ku Klux Klan member Bobby Frank Cherry of the 1963 murder of four girls in the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing.
2000
In Sri Lanka, over 150 Tamil rebels are killed over two days of fighting for control in Jaffna.
1998
A U.S. federal judge rules that U.S. Secret Service agents can be compelled to testify before a grand jury concerning the Lewinsky scandal involving President Bill Clinton.
1996
The Burmese military regime jails 71 supporters of Aung San Suu Kyi in a bid to block a pro-democracy meeting.
1994
A worldwide trade embargo against Haiti goes into effect to punish its military rulers for not reinstating the country's ousted elected leader, Jean-Bertrand Aristide.
1992
Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Slovenia join the United Nations.
1990
North and South Yemen are unified to create the Republic of Yemen.
1987
Hashimpura massacre occurs in Meerut, India.
1987
First ever Rugby World Cup kicks off with New Zealand playing Italy at Eden Park in Auckland, New Zealand.
1972
Ceylon adopts a new constitution, becoming a republic and changing its name to Sri Lanka, and joins the Commonwealth of Nations.
1972
Over 400 women in Derry, Northern Ireland attack the offices of Sinn Féin following the shooting by the Irish Republican Army of a young British soldier on leave.
1969
Apollo 10's lunar module flies within 8.4 nautical miles (16 km) of the moon's surface.
1968
The nuclear-powered submarine USS Scorpion sinks with 99 men aboard, 400 miles southwest of the Azores.
1967
Egypt closes the Straits of Tiran to Israeli shipping.
1967
L'Innovation department store in Brussels, Belgium, burns down, resulting in 323 dead or missing and 150 injured, the most devastating fire in Belgian history.
1964
Lyndon B. Johnson launches the Great Society.
1963
Greek left-wing politician Grigoris Lambrakis is shot in an assassination attempt, and dies five days later.
1962
Continental Airlines Flight 11 crashes after bombs explode on board.
1960
The Great Chilean earthquake, measuring 9.5 on the moment magnitude scale, hits southern Chile, becoming the most powerful earthquake ever recorded.
1958
The 1958 riots in Ceylon become a watershed in the race relations of various ethnic communities of Sri Lanka. The total deaths is estimated at 300, mostly Tamils.
1957
South Africa's government approves of racial separation in universities.
1947
Cold War: The Truman Doctrine goes into effect, aiding Turkey & Greece.
1943
Joseph Stalin disbands the Comintern.
1942
Mexico enters World War II, joining the Allies.
1941
During the Anglo-Iraqi War, British troops take Fallujah.
1939
World War II: Germany and Italy sign the Pact of Steel.
1927
Near Xining, China, an 8.3 magnitude earthquake causes 200,000 deaths in one of the world's most destructive earthquakes.
1926
Chiang Kai-shek replaces the communists in Kuomintang China.
1915
Lassen Peak erupts with a powerful force, the only volcano besides Mount St. Helens to erupt in the contiguous U.S. during the 20th century.
1915
Three trains collide in the Quintinshill rail disaster near Gretna Green, Scotland, killing 227 people and injuring 246.
1906
The Wright brothers are granted U.S. patent number 821,393 for their "Flying-Machine".
1900
The Associated Press is formed in New York City as a non-profit news cooperative.
1872
Reconstruction Era: President Ulysses S. Grant signs the Amnesty Act into law, restoring full civil and political rights to all but about 500 Confederate sympathizers.
1864
American Civil War: After ten weeks, the Union Army's Red River Campaign ends in failure.
1863
American Civil War: Union forces begin the Siege of Port Hudson which lasts 48 days, the longest siege in U.S. military history.
1856
Congressman Preston Brooks of South Carolina severely beats Senator Charles Sumner of Massachusetts with a cane in the hall of the United States Senate for a speech Sumner had made regarding Southerners and slavery.
1849
Future U.S. President Abraham Lincoln is issued a patent for an invention to lift boats, making him the only U.S. President to ever hold a patent.
1848
Slavery is abolished in Martinique.
1840
The penal transportation of British convicts to the New South Wales colony is abolished.
1826
HMS Beagle departs on its first voyage.
1819
SS Savannah leaves port at Savannah, Georgia, United States, on a voyage to become the first steamship to cross the Atlantic Ocean.
1816
A mob in Littleport, Cambridgeshire, England, riots concerning high unemployment and rising grain costs spreads to Ely the next day.
1809
On the second and last day of the Battle of Aspern-Essling (near Vienna, Austria), Napoleon I is repelled by an enemy army for the first time.
1807
A grand jury indicts former Vice President of the United States Aaron Burr on a charge of treason.
1804
The Lewis and Clark Expedition officially begins as the Corps of Discovery departs from St. Charles, Missouri.
1762
Sweden and Prussia sign the Treaty of Hamburg.
1762
Trevi Fountain is officially completed and inaugurated in Rome by Pope Clement XIII.
1629
Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand II and Danish King Christian IV sign the Treaty of Lübeck ending Danish intervention in the Thirty Years' War.
1570
The first atlas, Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, is published with 70 maps.
1520
The massacre at the festival of Tóxcatl takes place during the Fall of Tenochtitlan, resulting in turning the Aztecs against the Spanish.
1455
Start of the Wars of the Roses: At the First Battle of St Albans, Richard, Duke of York, defeats and captures King Henry VI of England.
1377
Pope Gregory XI issues five papal bulls to denounce the doctrines of English theologian John Wycliffe.
1370
Brussels massacre: Several Jews are murdered and the rest of the Jewish community is banished from Brussels.
1254
Serbian King Stefan Uroš I and the Republic of Venice sign a peace treaty.
1246
Henry Raspe is elected anti-king of the Kingdom of Germany in opposition to Conrad IV.
1200
King John of England and King Philip II of France sign the Treaty of Le Goulet.
1176
The Hashshashin (Assassins) attempt to assassinate Saladin near Aleppo.
853
A Byzantine fleet sacks and destroys undefended Damietta in Egypt.
760
Fourteenth recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet.
192
Dong Zhuo is assassinated by his adopted son Lü Bu.

Births On This Day

1999
Camren Bicondova, American actress
1994
Florian Luger, Austrian male model
1991
Joel Obi, Nigerian footballer
1991
Suho, South Korean singer (EXO) and actor
1990
Wyatt Roy, Australian politician
1989
Corey Dickerson, American professional baseball player
1988
Heida Reed, Icelandic-British actress
1987
Novak Djokovic, Serbian tennis player
1987
Arturo Vidal, Chilean footballer
1986
Julian Edelman, American football player
1986
Matt Jarvis, English footballer
1986
Tatiana Volosozhar, Russian figure skater
1985
Tranquillo Barnetta, Swiss footballer
1985
Tao Okamoto, Japanese model and actress
1984
Karoline Herfurth, German actress
1984
Didier Ya Konan, Ivorian footballer
1984
Dustin Moskovitz, American entrepreneur, co-founder of Facebook
1983
Natasha Kai, American soccer player and Olympic medalist
1982
Erin McNaught, Australian model and actress
1982
Apolo Ohno, American speed skater
1982
Hong Yong-jo, North Korean footballer
1981
Daniel Bryan, American wrestler
1981
Bassel Khartabil, Syrian computer programmer and engineer
1981
Jürgen Melzer, Austrian tennis player
1980
Nazanin Boniadi, Iranian-American actress
1980
Lucy Gordon, British actress and model (d. 2009)
1980
Tommy Smith, English footballer
1979
Maggie Q, American actress
1978
Ginnifer Goodwin, American actress
1978
Katie Price, English television personality & glamour model
1976
Christian Vande Velde, American cyclist
1975
Salva Ballesta, Spanish footballer and manager
1974
Garba Lawal, Nigerian footballer
1974
Henrietta Ónodi, Hungarian Olympic gymnast
1974
Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Ukrainian politician
1973
Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Danish actor
1972
Max Brooks, American author and screenwriter
1970
Naomi Campbell, English model
1970
Brody Stevens, American comedian and actor (d. 2019)
1969
Cathy McMorris Rodgers, American lawyer and politician
1968
Ma Jun, Chinese environmentalist and journalist
1968
Graham Linehan, Irish comedian, actor, and author
1966
Johnny Gill, American singer-songwriter and producer
1966
Wang Xiaoshuai, Chinese director and screenwriter
1965
Jay Carney, American journalist, 29th White House Press Secretary
1962
Brian Pillman, American football player and wrestler (d. 1997)
1960
Hideaki Anno, Japanese animator, director, and screenwriter
1959
David Blatt, Israeli-American basketball player and coach
1959
Morrissey, English singer-songwriter and performer
1959
Kwak Jae-yong, South Korean director and screenwriter
1959
Mehbooba Mufti, Indian politician
1957
Lisa Murkowski, American lawyer and politician
1956
Lucie Brock-Broido, American poet (d. 2018)
1954
Shuji Nakamura, Japanese-American physicist and engineer, Nobel Prize laureate
1953
François Bon, French writer
1953
Cha Bum-kun, South Korean footballer and manager
1953
Paul Mariner, English footballer, coach, and manager
1950
Alekos Alavanos, Greek lawyer and politician
1950
Bernie Taupin, English singer-songwriter and poet
1949
Cheryl Campbell, English actress
1949
Valentin Inzko, Austrian diplomat
1948
Tomás Sánchez, Cuban painter and engraver
1948
Nedumudi Venu, Indian actor and screenwriter
1946
George Best, Northern Irish footballer and manager (d. 2005)
1946
Michael Green, English physicist and academic
1946
Howard Kendall, English footballer and manager (d. 2015)
1946
Andrei Marga, Romanian philosopher, political scientist, politician
1946
Lyudmila Zhuravleva, Russian-Ukrainian astronomer
1945
Bob Katter, Australian politician
1944
John Flanagan, Australian fantasy author
1943
Betty Williams, Northern Irish peace activist, Nobel Prize laureate
1943
Tommy John, American baseball player
1942
Ted Kaczynski, American academic and mathematician turned anarchist and serial murderer (Unabomber)
1942
Barbara Parkins, Canadian actress
1942
Richard Oakes, Native American civil rights activist (d. 1972)
1941
Menzies Campbell, Scottish sprinter and politician
1940
Kieth Merrill, American filmmaker
1940
Michael Sarrazin, Canadian actor (d. 2011)
1940
Bernard Shaw, American journalist
1940
Mick Tingelhoff, American Pro Football Hall of Famer
1939
Paul Winfield, American actor (d. 2004)
1938
Richard Benjamin, American actor and director
1938
Susan Strasberg, American actress (d. 1999)
1937
Facundo Cabral, Argentinian singer-songwriter (d. 2011)
1936
George H. Heilmeier, American engineer (d. 2014)
1934
Peter Nero, American pianist and conductor
1933
Chen Jingrun, Chinese mathematician and academic (d. 1996)
1932
Robert Spitzer, American psychiatrist and academic (d. 2015)
1930
Kenny Ball, English jazz trumpet player, vocalist, and bandleader (d. 2013)
1930
Marisol Escobar, French-American sculptor (d. 2016)
1930
Harvey Milk, American lieutenant and politician (d. 1978)
1929
Ahmed Fouad Negm, Egyptian poet (d. 2013)
1928
Serge Doubrovsky, French theorist and author (d. 2017)
1928
John Mackenzie, Scottish director and producer (d. 2011)
1928
T. Boone Pickens, American businessman
1928
Hiroshi Sano, Japanese novelist (d. 2013)
1927
Michael Constantine, American actor
1927
Peter Matthiessen, American novelist, short story writer, editor, co-founded The Paris Review (d. 2014)
1927
George Andrew Olah, Hungarian-American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2017)
1925
Jean Tinguely, Swiss painter and sculptor (d. 1991)
1924
Charles Aznavour, French-Armenian singer-songwriter and actor (d. 2018)
1922
Quinn Martin, American screenwriter and producer (d. 1987)
1921
George S. Hammond, American scientist (d. 2005)
1920
Thomas Gold, Austrian-American astrophysicist and academic (d. 2004)
1919
Paul Vanden Boeynants, Belgian businessman and politician, 55th Prime Minister of Belgium (d. 2001)
1917
George Aratani, American businessman and philanthropist (d. 2013)
1917
Jean-Louis Curtis, French author (d. 1995)
1914
Max Kohnstamm, Dutch historian and diplomat (d. 2010)
1914
Sun Ra, American pianist, composer, bandleader, poet (d. 1993)
1913
Rafael Gil, Spanish director and screenwriter (d. 1986)
1913
Dominique Rolin, Belgian author (d. 2012)
1912
Herbert C. Brown, English-American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2004)
1909
Margaret Mee, English illustrator and educator (d. 1988)
1908
Horton Smith, American golfer and captain (d. 1963)
1907
Hergé, Belgian author and illustrator (d. 1983)
1907
Laurence Olivier, English actor, director, and producer (d. 1989)
1905
Bodo von Borries, German physicist and academic, co-invented the electron microscope (d. 1956)
1905
Tom Driberg, British politician (d. 1976)
1904
Uno Lamm, Swedish electrical engineer and inventor (d. 1989)
1902
Al Simmons, American baseball player and coach (d. 1956)
1901
Maurice J. Tobin, American politician, 6th United States Secretary of Labor (d. 1953)
1900
Juan Arvizu, Mexican lyric opera tenor and bolero vocalist (d.1985)
1897
Robert Neumann, German and English-speaking author (d. 1975)
1894
Friedrich Pollock, German sociologist and philosopher (d. 1970)
1891
Johannes R. Becher, German politician, novelist, and poet (d. 1958)
1887
A. W. Sandberg, Danish film director and screenwriter (d. 1938)
1885
Giacomo Matteotti, Italian lawyer and politician (d. 1924)
1885
Soemu Toyoda, Japanese admiral (d. 1957)
1880
Francis de Miomandre, French author and translator (d. 1959)
1879
Warwick Armstrong, Australian cricketer and journalist (d. 1947)
1879
Jean Cras, French admiral and composer (d. 1932)
1879
Symon Petliura, Ukrainian statesman and independence leader (d. 1926)
1876
Julius Klinger, Austrian painter and illustrator (d. 1942)
1874
Daniel François Malan, South African clergyman and politician, 5th Prime Minister of South Africa (d. 1959)
1868
Augusto Pestana, Brazilian engineer and politician (d. 1934)
1864
Willy Stöwer, German author and illustrator (d. 1931)
1859
Arthur Conan Doyle, British writer (d. 1930)
1859
Tsubouchi Shōyō, Japanese author, playwright, and educator (d. 1935)
1858
Belmiro de Almeida, Brazilian painter, illustrator, sculptor (d. 1935)
1852
Émile Sauret, French violinist and composer (d. 1920)
1849
Aston Webb, English architect and academic (d. 1930)
1848
Fritz von Uhde, German painter and educator (d. 1911)
1846
Rita Cetina Gutiérrez, Mexican poet, educator, and activist (d. 1908)
1844
Mary Cassatt, American painter and educator (d. 1926)
1841
Catulle Mendès, French poet, author, and playwright (d. 1909)
1833
Félix Bracquemond, French painter and etcher (d. 1914)
1833
Manuel Ruiz Zorrilla, Spanish politician; served as Prime Minister of Spain from 1871-73 (d. 1895)
1831
Henry Vandyke Carter, English anatomist and surgeon (d. 1897)
1828
Albrecht von Graefe, German ophthalmologist and academic (d. 1870)
1820
Worthington Whittredge, American painter (d. 1910)
1814
Amalia Lindegren, Swedish painter (d. 1891)
1813
Richard Wagner, German composer (d. 1883)
1811
Giulia Grisi, Italian soprano (d. 1869)
1811
Henry Pelham-Clinton, 5th Duke of Newcastle, English politician (d. 1864)
1808
Gérard de Nerval, French poet and translator (d. 1855)
1783
William Sturgeon, English physicist and inventor, invented the electromagnet and electric motor (d. 1850)
1782
Hirose Tansō, Japanese neo-Confucian scholar, teacher, writer (d. 1856)
1772
Ram Mohan Roy, Indian philosopher and reformer (d. 1833)
1770
Princess Elizabeth of the United Kingdom (d. 1840)
1762
Henry Bathurst, 3rd Earl Bathurst, English politician (d. 1834)
1752
Louis Legendre, French butcher and politician (d. 1797)
1733
Hubert Robert, French painter (d. 1808)
1715
François-Joachim de Pierre de Bernis, French cardinal and diplomat (d. 1794)
1694
Daniel Gran, Austrian painter (d. 1757)
1650
Richard Brakenburgh, Dutch Golden Age painter (d. 1702)
1644
Gabriël Grupello, Flemish Baroque sculptor (d. 1730)
1622
Louis de Buade de Frontenac, French soldier and governor (d. 1698)
1539
Edward Seymour, 1st Earl of Hertford (d. 1621)
1408
Annamacharya, Hindu saint (d. 1503)
1009
Su Xun, Chinese writer (d. 1066)
626
Itzam K'an Ahk I, Mayan king (d. 686)

Deaths On This Day

2017
Nicky Hayden, American professional motorcycle racer (b. 1981)
2016
Velimir "Bata" Živojinović, Serbian actor and politician (b. 1933)
2015
Marques Haynes, American basketball player and coach (b. 1926)
2015
Vladimir Katriuk, Ukrainian-Canadian SS officer (b. 1921)
2013
Sigurd Ottovich Schmidt, Russian historian and ethnographer (b. 1922)
2013
Lee Rigby, British fusilier
2012
Muzafar Bhutto, Pakistani politician (b. 1970)
2012
Wesley A. Brown, American lieutenant and engineer (b. 1927)
2011
Joseph Brooks, American director, producer, screenwriter, and composer (b. 1938)
2010
Martin Gardner, American mathematician, cryptographer, and author (b. 1914)
2008
Robert Asprin, American soldier and author (b. 1946)
2007
Pemba Doma Sherpa, Nepalese mountaineer (b. 1970)
2006
Lee Jong-wook, South Korean physician and diplomat (b. 1945)
2005
Charilaos Florakis, Greek politician (b. 1914)
2005
Thurl Ravenscroft, American voice actor and singer (b. 1914)
2004
Richard Biggs, American actor (b. 1960)
2004
Mikhail Voronin, Russian gymnast (b. 1945)
2000
Davie Fulton, Canadian lawyer, judge, and politician (b. 1916)
1998
John Derek, American actor, director, and photographer (b. 1926)
1998
José Enrique Moyal, Israeli physicist and engineer (b. 1910)
1997
Alziro Bergonzo, Italian architect and painter (b. 1906)
1997
Alfred Hershey, American biochemist and geneticist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1908)
1993
Mieczysław Horszowski, Polish-American pianist and composer (b. 1892)
1992
Zellig Harris, American linguist and academic (b. 1909)
1991
Shripad Amrit Dange, Indian lawyer and politician (b. 1899)
1991
Stan Mortensen, English footballer and manager (b. 1921)
1990
Rocky Graziano, American boxer (b. 1922)
1989
Steven De Groote, South African pianist and educator (b. 1953)
1988
Giorgio Almirante, Italian journalist and politician (b. 1914)
1985
Wolfgang Reitherman, German-American animator, director, and producer (b. 1909)
1983
Albert Claude, Belgian biologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1899)
1982
Cevdet Sunay, Turkish general and politician, 5th President of Turkey (b. 1899)
1975
Lefty Grove, American baseball player (b. 1900)
1974
Irmgard Flügge-Lotz, German-American mathematician and aerospace engineer (b. 1903)
1972
Cecil Day-Lewis, Anglo-Irish poet and author (b. 1904)
1972
Margaret Rutherford, English actress (b. 1892)
1967
Langston Hughes, American poet, social activist, novelist, and playwright (b. 1902)
1967
Charlotte Serber, American Librarian of the Manhattan Project's Los Alamos site (b. 1911)
1966
Tom Goddard, English cricketer (b. 1900)
1965
Christopher Stone, English radio host (b. 1882)
1954
Chief Bender, American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1884)
1939
Ernst Toller, German playwright and author (b. 1893)
1939
Jiří Mahen, Czech author and playwright (b. 1882)
1938
William Glackens, American painter and illustrator (b. 1870)
1933
Tsengeltiin Jigjidjav, Mongolian politician, 10th Prime Minister of Mongolia (b. 1894)
1932
Augusta, Lady Gregory, Anglo-Irish activist, landlord, and playwright, co-founded the Abbey Theatre (b. 1852)
1910
Jules Renard, French author and playwright (b. 1864)
1901
Gaetano Bresci, Italian-American anarchist, assassin of Umberto I of Italy (b. 1869)
1885
Victor Hugo, French novelist, poet, and playwright (b. 1802)
1868
Julius Plücker, German mathematician and physicist (b. 1801)
1861
Thornsbury Bailey Brown, American soldier (b. 1829)
1859
Ferdinand II of the Two Sicilies (b. 1810)
1851
Mordecai Manuel Noah, American journalist and diplomat (b. 1755)
1802
Martha Washington, First, First Lady of the United States (b. 1731)
1795
Ewald Friedrich von Hertzberg, Prussian politician, Foreign Minister of Prussia (b. 1725)
1772
Durastante Natalucci, Italian historian and academic (b. 1687)
1760
Baal Shem Tov, Polish rabbi and author (b. 1700)
1745
François-Marie, 1st duc de Broglie, French general (b. 1671)
1667
Pope Alexander VII (b. 1599)
1666
Gaspar Schott, German physicist and mathematician (b. 1608)
1609
Pieter Willemsz. Verhoeff, Dutch captain (b. 1573)
1602
Renata of Lorraine (b. 1544)
1553
Giovanni Bernardi, Italian sculptor and engraver (b. 1495)
1545
Sher Shah Suri, Indian ruler (b. 1486)
1540
Francesco Guicciardini, Italian historian and politician (b. 1483)
1538
John Forest, English friar and martyr (b. 1471)
1490
Edmund Grey, 1st Earl of Kent, English administrator, nobleman and magnate (b. 1416)
1457
Rita of Cascia, Italian nun and saint (b. 1381)
1455
Edmund Beaufort, 2nd Duke of Somerset, English commander (b. 1406)
1455
Thomas Clifford, 8th Baron de Clifford, Lancastrian commander (b. 1414)
1455
Henry Percy, 2nd Earl of Northumberland, English commander (b. 1393)
1409
Blanche of England, sister of King Henry V (b. 1392)
1310
Saint Humility, founder of the Vallumbrosan religious order of nuns (b. c. 1226)
1068
Emperor Go-Reizei of Japan (b. 1025)
1067
Constantine X, Byzantine Emperor (b. 1006)
748
Empress Genshō of Japan (b. 683)
337
Constantine the Great, Roman emperor (b. 272)
192
Dong Zhuo, Chinese warlord and politician (b. 138)