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On This Day in History:  May 29

May 29 is the 149th day of the year (150th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 216 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2019
Massachusetts legislators looking into fairness of lottery fund distribution. Massachusetts residents have been playing the lottery for nearly 50 years, enjoying both the risk and the benefits their towns and cities see. But some legislators are worried certain communities are getting more out of the game than others.
2019
Pennsylvania woman wins second lottery jackpot from same store. A Pennsylvania woman scored a $1 million jackpot from a scratch-off lottery ticket just two years after collecting a $100,000 prize.
2018
$1M Texas lottery ticket to expire Wednesday. The Texas Lottery is searching for a Mega Millions winner who has only one day left to claim a $1 million prize.
2018
Study: Neighbors of lottery winners are more likely to go bankrupt. As if you needed proof that trying to keep up with the Joneses isn't a good idea, here it is: Close neighbors of lottery winners in Canada tended to spend more on conspicuous goods, put more money into speculative investments such as stocks, borrow more money — and eventually declare bankruptcy.
2015
Disney chooses director for upcoming lottery movie. Annie director Will Gluck is teaming with Walt Disney Studios to direct an untitled lottery movie based on the actual events of a Spanish lottery jackpot win.
2015
Florida Supreme Court orders new trial in $1M lottery dispute. The Florida Supreme Court has ordered a new trial in the case of a man who claims his former live-in partner owes him half of a $1 million Florida raffle jackpot.
2015
Thief steals cheap sunglasses, but leaves behind $1M lottery ticket. Among a list of things you shouldn't leave in your car, a winning lottery ticket tops the charts.
2013
Washington Lottery looking for big winners. Two Washington residents have become millionaires and may not even know it, and if they haven't already lost their lottery tickets, they could be slow stepping forward to claim the winnings.
2013
N.Y. store clerk accused of stealing lottery tickets. A Glen Head, New York, convenience store clerk stole about $64,000 in scratch-off lottery tickets from the business over a three-month period, Nassau County police said Tuesday.
2012
Illinois Lottery to add Powerball online ticket sales. Powerball would be added to the mix of lottery games that Illinois offers online under legislation that squeaked through the House Monday.
2012
Nun donates $55,000 lottery win. When Sister Mary Concetta Torrillo of Webster Groves hit the Missouri Lottery's Show Me Cash jackpot on May 13, it meant a $55,000 gift for the Sisters of Loretto, a convent in Kentucky she served for 30 years.
2011
$200 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot heats up. There was no jackpot winner in the Saturday night drawing of the multi-state Powerball game, causing the grand prize to increase to an estimated $200 million for Wednesday's drawing.
2011
Atheist converts after mock prayer to win $1M lottery is answered. A self-confessed atheist has become a believer after mocking God by sarcastically praying for his mother to win the lottery -- and then she won the next day.
2007
N.C. Lottery foe confident that lottery will be ruled an illegal tax. Bob Orr went before three judges of the North Carolina Court of Appeals to argue that the state lottery amounts to an improperly enacted tax.
2007
Kansas, Iowa lotteries create first multi-state scratch game. The nation's first multi-state lottery scratch-off game will make its debut this summer at the Kansas State Fair.
2007
N.C. Lottery chief gets raise, standing ovation. North Carolina Lottery director Tom Shaheen didn't just get a raise last week that keeps him at the top of the pay heap among non-university state employees. He got a sustained, standing ovation from his bosses, the nine-member lottery commission.
2007
Deadline looming for unclaimed $15M lottery jackpot. All the major prizes that have gone unclaimed in Alberta since the inception of Lotto 6/49 combined don't add up to the amount the latest unclaimed jackpot is worth, Western Canada Lottery Corporation officials said Monday.
2005
New Florida lottery law increases prizes. Florida lottery players soon will rake in more dough when they win games such as Lotto, Mega Money and Fantasy 5, thanks to a bill signed into law Thursday by Gov. Jeb Bush.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$444 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 31, 2019
2.$336 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 29, 2020
3.$325 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 29, 2019
4.$302 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 31, 2017
5.$235 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 31, 2016
6.$233 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 29, 2015
7.$220 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 29, 2010
8.$200 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 1, 2011
9.€160.48 Million
US$178.68 Million
Draw Date
May 30, 2019
10.$173 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 31, 2014
11.$171 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 30, 2015
12.€139 Million
US$155.18 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
May 30, 2017
13.$146 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 30, 2012
14.€99 Million
US$130.03 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
May 29, 2012
15.$125 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 30, 2020
16.€78 Million
US$106.27 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
May 30, 2014
17.€90 Million
US$105.05 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Jun 1, 2018
18.$100 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 1, 2016
19.€89.18 Million
US$99.31 Million
Draw Date
May 31, 2016
20.$97 Million
Draw Date
May 29, 2010
21.$92 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 31, 2005
22.$84 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 29, 2018
23.€66 Million
US$76.27 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
May 29, 2018
24.$74.3 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 31, 1995
25.$71.8 Million
Draw Date
May 31, 2014

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1986
Thursday, May 29, 1986
34 years old
1980
Thursday, May 29, 1980
40 years old
1971
Saturday, May 29, 1971
49 years old
1969
Thursday, May 29, 1969
51 years old
1967
Monday, May 29, 1967
53 years old
1967
Monday, May 29, 1967
53 years old
1965
Saturday, May 29, 1965
55 years old
1958
Thursday, May 29, 1958
62 years old
1949
Sunday, May 29, 1949
71 years old
(year not provided)

Worldwide Events On This Day

2015
One World Observatory at One World Trade Center opens.
2012
A 5.8-magnitude earthquake hits northern Italy near Bologna, killing at least 24 people.
2008
A doublet earthquake, of combined magnitude 6.1, strikes Iceland near the town of Selfoss, injuring 30 people.
2004
The National World War II Memorial is dedicated in Washington, D.C.
2001
The U.S. Supreme Court rules that the disabled golfer Casey Martin can use a cart to ride in tournaments.
1999
Olusegun Obasanjo takes office as President of Nigeria, the first elected and civilian head of state in Nigeria after 16 years of military rule.
1999
Space Shuttle Discovery completes the first docking with the International Space Station.
1993
The Miss Sarajevo beauty pageant is held in war-torn Sarajevo drawing global attention to the plight of its citizens.
1990
The Russian parliament elects Boris Yeltsin as president of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic.
1989
Signing of an agreement between Egypt and the United States, allowing the manufacture of parts of the F-16 jet fighter plane in Egypt.
1988
The U.S. President Ronald Reagan begins his first visit to the Soviet Union when he arrives in Moscow for a superpower summit with the Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev.
1985
Heysel Stadium disaster: Thirty-nine association football fans die and hundreds are injured when a dilapidated retaining wall collapses.
1985
Amputee Steve Fonyo completes cross-Canada marathon at Victoria, British Columbia, after 14 months.
1982
Pope John Paul II becomes the first pontiff to visit Canterbury Cathedral.
1982
Falklands War: British forces defeat the Argentines at the Battle of Goose Green.
1973
Tom Bradley is elected the first black mayor of Los Angeles, California.
1964
The Arab League meets in East Jerusalem to discuss the Palestinian question, leading to the formation of the Palestine Liberation Organization.
1954
Diane Leather became the first woman to run a mile in under five minutes with a time of 4 minutes and 59.6 seconds at the Alexander Sports Ground, Birmingham, UK.
1953
Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay become the first people to reach the summit of Mount Everest, on Tenzing Norgay's (adopted) 39th birthday.
1950
The St. Roch, the first ship to circumnavigate North America, arrives in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
1948
United Nations Truce Supervision Organization is founded.
1945
First combat mission of the Consolidated B-32 Dominator heavy bomber.
1935
First flight of the Messerschmitt Bf 109 fighter aeroplane.
1932
World War I veterans begin to assemble in Washington, D.C., in the Bonus Army to request cash bonuses promised to them to be paid in 1945.
1931
Michele Schirru, a citizen of the United States, is executed by Italian military firing squad for intent to kill Benito Mussolini.
1919
Albert Einstein's theory of general relativity is tested (later confirmed) by Arthur Eddington and Andrew Claude de la Cherois Crommelin.
1918
Armenia defeats the Ottoman Army in the Battle of Sardarabad.
1914
The Ocean liner RMS Empress of Ireland sinks in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence with the loss of 1,012 lives.
1913
Igor Stravinsky's ballet score The Rite of Spring receives its premiere performance in Paris, France, provoking a riot.
1903
In the May Coup, Alexander I, King of Serbia, and Queen Draga, are assassinated in Belgrade by the Black Hand (Crna Ruka) organization.
1900
N'Djamena is founded as Fort-Lamy by the French commander Émile Gentil.
1886
The pharmacist John Pemberton places his first advertisement for Coca-Cola, which appeared in The Atlanta Journal.
1868
Mihailo Obrenović III, Prince of Serbia is assassinated.
1867
The Austro-Hungarian Compromise of 1867 ("the Compromise") is born through Act 12, which establishes the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
1864
Emperor Maximilian I of Mexico arrives in Mexico for the first time.
1861
The Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce is founded, in Hong Kong.
1852
Jenny Lind leaves New York after her two-year American tour.
1848
Wisconsin is admitted as the 30th U.S. state.
1807
Mustafa IV became Sultan of the Ottoman Empire and Caliph of Islam.
1798
United Irishmen Rebellion: Between 300 and 500 United Irishmen are executed as rebels by the British Army in County Kildare, Ireland.
1790
Rhode Island becomes the last of the original United States' colonies to ratify the Constitution and is admitted as the 13th U.S. state.
1780
American Revolutionary War: At the Battle of Waxhaws, the British continue attacking after the Continentals lay down their arms, killing 113 and critically wounding all but 53 that remained.
1733
The right of settlers in New France to enslave natives is upheld at Quebec City.
1660
English Restoration: Charles II is restored to the throne of England, Scotland and Ireland.
1658
Battle of Samugarh: decisive battle in the struggle for the throne during the Mughal war of succession (1658-1659).
1453
Fall of Constantinople: Ottoman armies under Sultan Mehmed II Fatih capture Constantinople after a 53-day siege, ending the Byzantine Empire.
1328
Philip VI is crowned King of France.
1176
Battle of Legnano: The Lombard League defeats Emperor Frederick I.
1167
Battle of Monte Porzio: A Roman army supporting Pope Alexander III is defeated by Christian of Buch and Rainald of Dassel.
1108
Battle of Uclés: Almoravid troops under the command of Tamim ibn Yusuf defeat a Castile and León alliance under the command of Prince Sancho Alfónsez.
363
The Roman emperor Julian defeats the Sasanian army in the Battle of Ctesiphon, under the walls of the Sasanian capital, but is unable to take the city.

Births On This Day

1999
Park Ji-hoon, South Korean singer and actor
1998
Markelle Fultz, American basketball player
1993
Jana Čepelová, Slovak tennis player
1993
Maika Monroe, American actress and kiteboarder
1993
Grete Šadeiko, Estonian heptathlete
1992
Sarah Moundir, Swiss tennis player
1991
Kristen Alderson, American actress
1990
Davit Gharibyan, Armenian model and actor
1990
Joe Biagini, American baseball pitcher
1989
Ezekiel Ansah, Ghanaian-American football player
1989
Diego Barisone, Argentinian footballer (d. 2015)
1989
Eyþór Ingi Gunnlaugsson, Icelandic singer
1989
Riley Keough, American model and actress
1989
Brandon Mychal Smith, American actor, singer, dancer, and rapper
1988
Muath Al-Kasasbeh, Jordanian captain and pilot (d. 2015)
1988
Cheng Fei, Chinese gymnast
1988
Daria Kinzer, Croatian-Australian singer
1988
Steve Mason, Canadian ice hockey player
1987
Lina Andrijauskaitė, Lithuanian long jumper
1987
Issac Luke, New Zealand rugby league player
1987
Pearl Mackie, British actress, dancer, and singer
1987
Kelvin Maynard, Dutch footballer
1987
Noah Reid, Canadian actor, producer, and screenwriter
1987
Rui Sampaio, Portuguese footballer
1987
Alessandra Torresani, American actress
1985
Blake Foster, American actor and martial artist.
1985
Nathan Horton, Canadian ice hockey player
1984
Carmelo Anthony, American basketball player
1984
Nia Jax, Samoan professional wrestler
1984
Funmi Jimoh, American long jumper
1984
Andreas Schäffer, German footballer
1984
Ina Wroldsen, Norwegian singer and songwriter
1982
Ana Beatriz Barros, Brazilian model
1982
Anita Briem, Icelandic actress
1982
Nataliya Dobrynska, Ukrainian heptathlete
1982
Matt Macri, American baseball player
1982
Kim Tae-kyun, South Korean baseball player
1981
Andrey Arshavin, Russian footballer
1981
Justin Chon, American actor, director, and YouTube personality
1980
Adam Brown (actor), English actor and comedian
1980
Ernesto Farías, Argentinian footballer
1979
Arne Friedrich, German footballer
1979
Brian Kendrick, American wrestler
1979
John Rheinecker, American baseball player
1978
Pelle Almqvist, Swedish singer-songwriter
1978
Sébastien Grosjean, French tennis player
1978
Lorenzo Odone, Italian-American adrenoleukodystrophy patient who inspired the 1992 film, Lorenzo's Oil (d. 2008)
1978
Adam Rickitt, English singer
1977
Massimo Ambrosini, Italian footballer
1977
Marco Cassetti, Italian footballer
1977
António Lebo Lebo, Angolan footballer
1976
Caçapa, Brazilian footballer and manager
1976
Jerry Hairston Jr., American baseball player and sportscaster
1976
Raef LaFrentz, American basketball player
1976
Yegor Titov, Russian footballer
1975
Jason Allison, Canadian ice hockey player
1975
Mel B, English singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress
1975
David Burtka, American actor and professional chef
1975
Sven Kubis, German footballer
1975
Sarah Millican, English comedian
1975
Anthony Wall, English golfer
1975
Daniel Tosh, American comedian, television host, actor, writer, and executive producer
1974
Steve Cardenas, American martial artist and retired actor
1974
Stephen Larkham, Australian rugby player and coach
1974
Aaron McGruder, American author and cartoonist
1974
Myf Warhurst, Australian radio and television host
1974
Jenny Willott, English politician
1973
Tomoko Kaneda, Japanese voice actress, singer, and radio personality
1973
Mark Lee, American guitarist and songwriter
1973
Alpay Özalan, Turkish footballer
1972
Bill Curley, American basketball player and coach
1972
Simon Jones, English singer and bass player
1971
Éric Lucas, Canadian boxer
1971
Bernd Mayländer, German race car driver
1971
Jo Beth Taylor, Australian television host and actress
1971
Rob Womack, English shot putter and discus thrower
1970
Natarsha Belling, Australian journalist
1970
Roberto Di Matteo, Italian footballer and manager
1968
Torquhil Campbell, 13th Duke of Argyll, Scottish politician
1968
Tate George, American basketball player
1968
Jessica Morden, English politician
1968
Hida Viloria, American activist
1967
Noel Gallagher, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
1967
Mike Keane, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1967
Steven Levitt, American economist, author, and academic
1964
Howard Mills III, American academic and politician
1964
Oswaldo Negri Jr., Brazilian racing driver
1963
Blaze Bayley, English singer-songwriter
1963
Tracey E. Bregman, American soap opera actress
1963
Zhu Jianhua, Chinese high jumper
1963
Ukyo Katayama, Japanese race car driver
1963
Claude Loiselle, Canadian ice hockey player and manager
1963
Lisa Whelchel, American actress
1962
Fandi Ahmad, Singaporean footballer, coach, and manager
1962
Eric Davis, American baseball player
1962
Carol Kirkwood, Scottish journalist
1962
Chloé Sainte-Marie, Canadian actress and singer
1961
Melissa Etheridge, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and activist
1961
John Miceli, American drummer
1960
Thomas Baumer, Swiss economist and academic
1960
Mike Freer, English politician
1959
Rupert Everett, English actor and novelist
1959
Mel Gaynor, English drummer
1959
Steve Hanley, Irish-English bass player and songwriter
1959
Adrian Paul, Italian-English-American actor
1958
Annette Bening, American actress
1958
Wayne Duvall, American actor
1958
Juliano Mer-Khamis, Israeli actor, director, and activist (d. 2011)
1958
Uwe Rapolder, German footballer and coach
1958
Mike Stenhouse, American baseball player and sportscaster
1957
Steven Croft, English bishop and theologian
1957
Jeb Hensarling, American lawyer and politician
1957
Ted Levine, American actor
1957
Mohsen Makhmalbaf, Iranian film director
1956
Mark Lyall Grant, English diplomat, British Ambassador to the United Nations
1956
La Toya Jackson, American singer-songwriter and actress
1955
Frank Baumgartl, German runner (d. 2010)
1955
John Hinckley Jr., American attempted assassin of Ronald Reagan
1955
David Kirschner, American animator, producer, and author
1955
Gordon Rintoul, Scottish historian and curator
1955
Ken Schrader, American race car driver and sportscaster
1954
Robert Beaser, American composer and educator
1954
Jerry Moran, American lawyer and politician
1953
Danny Elfman, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor
1950
Rebbie Jackson, American singer and actress
1949
Robert Axelrod, American actor and screenwriter
1949
Francis Rossi, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
1949
Cotter Smith, American stage, film, and television actor.
1948
Michael Berkeley, English composer and radio host
1948
Keith Gull, English microbiologist and academic
1947
Anthony Geary, American actor
1946
Fernando Buesa, Spanish politician (d. 2000)
1945
Gary Brooker, English singer-songwriter and pianist
1945
Peter Fraser, Baron Fraser of Carmyllie, Scottish lawyer and politician, Solicitor General for Scotland (d. 2013)
1945
Julian Le Grand, English economist and author
1945
Martin Pipe, English jockey and trainer
1945
Joyce Tenneson, American photographer
1945
Jean-Pierre Van Rossem, Belgian scholar and author
1944
Helmut Berger, Austrian film and television actor
1944
Bob Benmosche, American businessman (d. 2015)
1944
Quentin Davies, English soldier and politician, Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
1943
Robert W. Edgar, American educator and politician (d. 2013)
1942
Pierre Bourque, Canadian businessman and politician, 40th Mayor of Montreal
1942
Kevin Conway, American actor and director
1941
Robert Logan, American actor
1941
Doug Scott, English mountaineer and author
1941
Bob Simon, American journalist (d. 2015)
1940
Taihō Kōki, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 48th Yokozuna (d. 2013)
1940
Farooq Leghari, Pakistani politician, 8th President of Pakistan (d. 2010)
1939
Pete Smith, Australian radio and television announcer
1939
Al Unser, American race car driver
1938
Christopher Bland, English businessman and politician (d. 2017)
1938
Fay Vincent, American lawyer and businessman
1937
Charles W. Pickering, American lawyer and judge
1937
Irmin Schmidt, German keyboard player and composer
1937
Alwin Schockemöhle, German show-jumper
1937
Harry Statham, American basketball player and coach
1935
André Brink, South African author and playwright (d. 2015)
1935
Sylvia Robinson, American singer and producer (d. 2011)
1934
Bill Vander Zalm, Dutch-Canadian businessman and politician, 28th Premier of British Columbia
1933
Helmuth Rilling, German conductor and educator
1933
Tarquinio Provini, Italian motorcycle racer (d. 2005)
1932
Paul R. Ehrlich, American biologist and author
1932
Richie Guerin, American basketball player and coach
1932
Jan Malmsjö, Swedish singer
1929
Harry Frankfurt, American philosopher and academic
1929
Peter Higgs, English-Scottish physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
1929
Roberto Vargas, Puerto Rican-American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 2014)
1927
Jean Coutu, Canadian pharmacist and businessman, founded the Jean Coutu Group
1926
Katie Boyle, Italian-English actress and television host (d. 2018)
1926
Halaevalu Mataʻaho ʻAhomeʻe, Queen Consort of Tonga (d. 2017)
1926
Abdoulaye Wade, Senegalese academic and politician, 3rd President of Senegal
1924
Lars Bo, Danish author and illustrator (d. 1999)
1924
Miloslav Kříž, Czech basketball player and coach (d. 2013)
1924
Pepper Paire, American baseball player (d. 2013)
1923
Bernard Clavel, French author (d. 2010)
1923
John Parker, 6th Earl of Morley, English colonel and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Devon (d. 2015)
1923
Eugene Wright, American jazz bassist
1922
Joe Weatherly, American race car driver (d. 1964)
1922
Iannis Xenakis, Greek-French composer, engineer, and theorist (d. 2001)
1921
Norman Hetherington, Australian cartoonist and puppeteer (d. 2010)
1920
John Harsanyi, Hungarian-American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2000)
1920
Clifton James, American actor (d. 2017)
1919
Jacques Genest, Canadian physician and academic (d. 2018)
1917
John F. Kennedy, American lieutenant and politician, 35th President of the United States (d. 1963)
1917
Marcel Trudel, Canadian historian, author, and academic (d. 2011)
1915
Karl Münchinger, German conductor and composer (d. 1990)
1914
Stacy Keach Sr., American actor (d. 2003)
1914
Tenzing Norgay, Nepalese-Indian mountaineer (d. 1986)
1913
Tony Zale, American boxer (d. 1997)
1910
Ralph Metcalfe, American sprinter and politician (d. 1978)
1908
Diana Morgan, Welsh-English playwright and screenwriter (d. 1996)
1907
Hartland Molson, Canadian captain and politician (d. 2002)
1906
T. H. White, Indian-English author (d. 1964)
1905
Sebastian Shaw, English actor, director, and playwright (d. 1994)
1904
Hubert Opperman, Australian cyclist and politician (d. 1996)
1903
Bob Hope, English-American actor, singer, and producer (d. 2003)
1902
Harry Kadwell, Australian rugby league player and coach (d. 1999)
1899
Douglas Abbott, Canadian lawyer and politician, 10th Canadian Minister of Defence (d. 1987)
1897
Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Czech-American pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1957)
1894
Beatrice Lillie, Canadian-English actress, singer and writer (d. 1989)
1894
Josef von Sternberg, Austrian-American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1969)
1893
Max Brand, American journalist and author (d. 1944)
1892
Alfonsina Storni, Swiss-Argentinian poet and author (d. 1938)
1890
Martin Wickramasinghe, Sri Lankan novelist
1880
Oswald Spengler, German historian and philosopher (d. 1936)
1874
G. K. Chesterton, English essayist, poet, and playwright (d. 1936)
1873
Rudolf Tobias, Estonian organist and composer (d. 1918)
1871
Clark Voorhees, American painter (d. 1933)
1860
Isaac Albéniz, Spanish pianist and composer (d. 1909)
1823
John H. Balsley, American carpenter and inventor (d. 1895)
1794
Johann Heinrich von Mädler, German astronomer and selenographer (d. 1874)
1780
Henri Braconnot, French chemist and pharmacist (d. 1855)
1736
Patrick Henry, American lawyer and politician, 1st Governor of Virginia (d. 1799)
1730
Jackson of Exeter, English organist and composer (d. 1803)
1722
James FitzGerald, 1st Duke of Leinster, Irish soldier and politician (d. 1773)
1716
Louis-Jean-Marie Daubenton, French zoologist and mineralogist (d. 1800)
1675
Humphry Ditton, English mathematician and philosopher (d. 1715)
1630
Charles II of England (d. 1685)
1627
Anne, Duchess of Montpensier, French princess (d. 1693)
1594
Gottfried Heinrich Graf zu Pappenheim, Bavarian field marshal (d. 1632)
1568
Virginia de' Medici, Italian princess (d. 1615)
1555
George Carew, 1st Earl of Totnes, English Earl, general and administrator (d. 1629)
1504
Antun Vrančić, Croatian archbishop (d. 1573)
1443
Victor, Duke of Münsterberg, Reichsgraf, Duke of Münsterberg and Opava, Count of Glatz (d. 1500)
1439
Pope Pius III (d. 1503)
1421
Charles, Prince of Viana (d. 1461)

Deaths On This Day

2017
Manuel Noriega, Panamanian general and politician, Military Leader of Panama (b. 1934)
2017
Mordechai Tzipori, Israeli Lieutenant General and minister (b. 1924)
2017
Konstantinos Mitsotakis, Greek politician and prime minister (b. 1918)
2015
Henry Carr, American football player and sprinter (b. 1942)
2015
Doris Hart, American tennis player (b. 1925)
2015
Betsy Palmer, American actress (b. 1926)
2014
Christine Charbonneau, Canadian singer-songwriter (b. 1943)
2014
Walter Jakob Gehring, Swiss biologist and academic (b. 1939)
2014
Peter Glaser, Czech-American scientist and engineer (b. 1923)
2014
Miljenko Prohaska, Croatian composer and conductor (b. 1925)
2014
Herman Rattliff, American businessman and politician (b. 1926)
2014
William M. Roth, American businessman (b. 1916)
2013
Richard Ballantine, American-English journalist and author (b. 1940)
2013
Françoise Blanchard, French actress (b. 1954)
2013
Andrew Greeley, American priest, sociologist, and author (b. 1928)
2013
Mulgrew Miller, American pianist and composer (b. 1955)
2013
Henry Morgentaler, Polish-Canadian physician and activist (b. 1923)
2013
Franca Rame, Italian actress and playwright (b. 1928)
2013
Ludwig G. Strauss, German physician and academic (b. 1949)
2013
Wali-ur-Rehman, Pakistani commander (b. 1970)
2012
Mark Minkov, Russian composer (b. 1944)
2012
Kaneto Shindo, Japanese director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1912)
2012
Doc Watson, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1923)
2011
Sergei Bagapsh, Abkhazian politician, 2nd President of Abkhazia (b. 1949)
2011
Bill Clements, American soldier and politician, 42nd Governor of Texas (b. 1917)
2011
Ferenc Mádl, Hungarian academic and politician, 14th President of Hungary (b. 1931)
2010
Dennis Hopper, American actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1936)
2008
Paula Gunn Allen, Native American writer (b. 1939)
2008
Luc Bourdon, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1987)
2008
Harvey Korman, American actor and comedian (b. 1927)
2007
Dave Balon, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1938)
2007
Lois Browne-Evans, Bermudian lawyer and politician (b. 1927)
2006
Jacques Bouchard, Canadian businessman (b. 1930)
2005
John D'Amico, Canadian ice hockey player and referee (b. 1937)
2005
Hamilton Naki, South African surgeon (b. 1926)
2005
George Rochberg, American soldier and composer (b. 1918)
2004
Archibald Cox, American lawyer and politician, 31st United States Solicitor General (b. 1912)
2004
Samuel Dash, American academic and politician (b. 1925)
2003
David Jefferies, English motorcycle racer (b. 1972)
1998
Barry Goldwater, American general, activist, and politician (b. 1909)
1997
Jeff Buckley, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1966)
1996
Tamara Toumanova, American ballerina and actress (b. 1919)
1994
Erich Honecker, German lawyer and politician (b. 1912)
1993
Billy Conn, American boxer (b. 1917)
1989
George C. Homans, American sociologist and academic (b. 1910)
1988
Salem bin Laden, Saudi Arabian businessman (b. 1946)
1987
Charan Singh, Indian politician, 5th Prime Minister of India (b. 1902)
1983
Arvīds Pelše, Latvian-Russian historian and politician (b. 1899)
1982
Romy Schneider, Austrian actress (b. 1938)
1979
Mary Pickford, Canadian-American actress, producer, and screenwriter, co-founded United Artists (b. 1892)
1979
John H. Wood Jr., American lawyer and judge (b. 1916)
1977
Ba Maw, Burmese politician, Prime Minister of Burma (b. 1893)
1973
George Harriman, English businessman (b. 1908)
1972
Moe Berg, American baseball player, coach, and spy (b. 1902)
1972
Stephen Timoshenko, Ukrainian-American engineer and academic (b. 1878)
1970
John Gunther, American journalist and author (b. 1901)
1970
Eva Hesse, American artist (b. 1936)
1968
Arnold Susi, Estonian lawyer and politician, Estonian Minister of Education (b. 1896)
1966
Ignace Lepp, Estonian-French priest and psychologist (b. 1909)
1963
Netta Muskett, English author (b. 1887)
1958
Juan Ramón Jiménez, Spanish poet and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1881)
1957
James Whale, English director (b. 1889)
1953
Morgan Russell, American painter and educator (b. 1886)
1951
Fanny Brice, American singer and comedian (b. 1891)
1951
Dimitrios Levidis, Greek-French soldier and composer (b. 1885)
1948
May Whitty, English actress (b. 1865)
1946
Martin Gottfried Weiss, German SS officer (b. 1905)
1942
John Barrymore, American actor (b. 1882)
1941
Léo-Pol Morin, Canadian pianist, composer, and educator (b. 1892)
1939
Ursula Ledóchowska, Austrian-Polish nun and saint, founded the Congregation of the Ursulines of the Agonizing Heart of Jesus (b. 1865)
1935
Josef Suk, Czech violinist and composer (b. 1874)
1921
Abbott Handerson Thayer, American painter and educator (b. 1849)
1920
Carlos Deltour, French rower (b. 1864)
1919
Robert Bacon, American colonel and politician, 39th United States Secretary of State (b. 1860)
1917
Kate Harrington, American poet and educator (b. 1831)
1914
Laurence Sydney Brodribb Irving, English author and playwright (b. 1871)
1914
Henry Seton-Karr, English explorer, hunter, and author (b. 1853)
1911
W. S. Gilbert, English playwright and poet (b. 1836)
1910
Mily Balakirev, Russian pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1837)
1903
Bruce Price, American architect, designed the Château Frontenac and American Surety Building (b. 1845)
1896
Gabriel Auguste Daubrée, French geologist and academic (b. 1814)
1892
Bahá'u'lláh, Persian religious leader, founded the Bahá'í Faith (b. 1817)
1873
Prince Friedrich of Hesse and by Rhine (b. 1870)
1866
Winfield Scott, American general, lawyer, and politician (b. 1786)
1847
Emmanuel de Grouchy, Marquis de Grouchy, French general (b. 1766)
1829
Humphry Davy, English-Swiss chemist and academic (b. 1778)
1814
Joséphine de Beauharnais, first wife of Napoleon Bonaparte (b. 1763)
1796
Carl Fredrik Pechlin, Swedish general and politician (b. 1720)
1790
Israel Putnam, American general (b. 1718)
1691
Cornelis Tromp, Dutch admiral (b. 1629)
1660
Frans van Schooten, Dutch mathematician and academic (b. 1615)
1593
John Penry, Welsh martyr (b. 1559)
1546
David Beaton, Scottish cardinal and politician, Lord Chancellor of Scotland (b. 1494)
1500
Bartolomeu Dias, Portuguese explorer and navigator (b. 1451)
1500
Thomas Rotherham, English cleric and minister (b. 1423)
1453
Ulubatlı Hasan, Ottoman commander (b. 1428)
1453
Constantine XI Palaiologos, Byzantine emperor (b. 1404)
1425
Hongxi Emperor of China (b. 1378)
1405
Philippe de Mézières, French soldier and author (b. 1327)
1379
Henry II of Castile (b. 1334)
1327
Jens Grand, Danish archbishop (b. c. 1260)
1320
Pope John VIII of Alexandria, Coptic pope
1311
James II of Majorca (b. 1243)
1259
Christopher I of Denmark (b. 1219)
1040
Renauld I, Count of Nevers
931
Jimeno Garcés of Pamplona