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On This Day in History:  May 3

May 3 is the 123rd day of the year (124th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 242 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2018
The man who cracked the lottery. When the Iowa Attorney General's office began investigating an unclaimed lottery ticket worth millions, an incredible string of unlikely winners came to light — and a trail that pointed to an inside job.
2018
Lottery winner survives helicopter crash. A North Carolina lottery winner is lucky to be alive after his helicopter crashed and caught fire right on his front lawn.
2017
Oklahoma governor approves increased lottery payouts. Gov. Mary Fallin signed legislation Tuesday that could lead to higher Oklahoma Lottery prize amounts and higher revenue to education.
2016
Alabama lottery won't happen in 2016. Alabama state lawmakers return to Montgomery on Tuesday for the final two days of the 2016 legislative session, but for supporters of a state lottery, the session has already ended.
2011
Sibling battle over $32M lottery win lands in court. Take a barber, a handyman and the handyman's sister, add one lottery ticket and $32 million, and what do you have? A lawsuit and siblings no longer speaking to each other.
2010
Supreme Court rejects Delaware appeal to expand sports betting lottery. The Supreme Court has turned away an appeal from Delaware to expand its sports betting lottery beyond professional football.
2010
$266 MILLION: Mega Millions lottery jackpot raised again. Lottery players across the United States are buying their Mega Millions tickets in preparation for Tuesday's massive $266 million drawing.
2007
Upcoming TV show to highlight successful lottery winners. An upcoming show on The Learning Channel, which will probably be aired in the coming months, is about lottery winners who have gone on to successful careers despite a lottery windfall.
2007
Lottery winner shortchanged by store. The lottery machines and scratch tickets were pulled from Kirsch Liquors in Worcester, Massachusetts, last month, after a man was scammed there when he received only $1,500 on a $4,000 winning scratch ticket, a state Lottery Commission official said.
2006
Mega Millions lottery jackpot increased to $54 million. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery game grew to $54 million Wednesday.
2006
Quebec man wins $30 million in lottery, says he doesn't want to change. A 48-year-old accountant who has just pocketed more than $30 million after winning a lottery says he's not sure he's going to give any money to his siblings.
2006
Iowa Lottery TouchPlay ends tonight. After TouchPlay owners lost a last-ditch legal battle Tuesday to leave the video lottery devices turned on, some lawmakers said they would make a final effort to keep the affected businesses out of bankruptcy.
2006
Five People From Lubbock Win $36 Million Texas Lotto Jackpot. Five people, all longtime friends, put their money together and purchased a lotto ticket at a 7-11 in Lubbock, Texas, that is now worth $36 million.
2006
Couple has $2M reason to thank their lucky stars. A repair supervisor for a phone company was introduced by lottery officials Tuesday as winner of a $2 million prize.
2006
$265 million Mega Millions lottery jackpot claimed anonymously. The mystery of who won the $265 million Mega Millions drawing April 18 remains, but the money has been claimed.
2006
Intralot wins Idaho Lottery from larger rival Gtech. The Idaho Lottery will have a new vendor starting next February after a Greek company that's expanding in the U.S. won a $30 million contract to run the state's scratch ticket and online gaming system from a larger rival.
2006
Powerball lottery being considered in Wyoming. In the latest push to make Wyoming a Powerball state, an interim legislative committee on Monday authorized legislation allowing Wyoming to join the multi-state lottery.
2006
Man, 81, Enjoys Lottery Scratch-Off Streak. Some call it luck, but Keith Selix knows better. The 81-year-old Waterloo, Iowa, man has won three big lottery prizes since last year -- a streak he believes would normally be impossible.
2004
Powerball Jackpot Soars to $170 Million. No one correctly matched all six numbers in Saturday's Powerball drawing, pushing the jackpot to an estimated $170 million, with a cash option of $90.4 million.
2004
Lucky be a Lady ... Detective. If Detective Ann Marie Moloney has your number, it could be the luckiest day of your life.
2004
Florida Lotto jackpot rolls over to $27 million. No ticket matched all six Florida Lotto numbers and the jackpot rolled over to $27 million, lottery officials said Sunday.
2004
Virginia lottery winner badly in debt. Eleven years after becoming a millionaire through the lottery, a Roanoke, Virginia woman has seen her fortune turn to debt.
2004
Tennessee lawmakers critical of lottery estimates. The Tennessee Lottery's income estimates for next year are lower than originally expected, leading at least one lawmaker to criticize the projections.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$361.5 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 4, 2016
2.$266 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 4, 2010
3.$252 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 3, 2019
4.$215 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 5, 2018
4.$215 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 5, 2020
6.$200 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 5, 2000
7.$199 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 4, 2019
8.$191 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 4, 2013
9.$179 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 3, 2008
10.$170 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 5, 2004
11.€123 Million
US$165.84 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
May 8, 2009
12.€146.59 Million
US$164.18 Million
Draw Date
May 4, 2019
13.$143 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 4, 2018
14.$130 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 3, 2017
15.$128 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 3, 2016
16.$126 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 3, 2013
17.$120 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 6, 2008
18.$118 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 4, 2012
19.$110 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 5, 2015
20.€90 Million
US$100.94 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
May 8, 2015
21.€77 Million
US$98 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
May 7, 2010
22.$92 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 6, 2009
22.$92 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 6, 2014
24.$90 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 4, 2001
25.€77.23 Million
US$89.05 Million
Draw Date
May 3, 2016

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1980
Saturday, May 3, 1980
40 years old
1977
Tuesday, May 3, 1977
43 years old
1976
Monday, May 3, 1976
44 years old
1971
Monday, May 3, 1971
49 years old
1956
Thursday, May 3, 1956
64 years old
1955
Tuesday, May 3, 1955
65 years old
(year not provided)

Worldwide Events On This Day

2016
Eighty-eight thousand people were evacuated from their homes in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada as a wildfire ripped through the community, destroying approximately 2,400 homes and buildings.
2015
Two gunmen launch an attempted attack on an anti-Islam event in Garland, Texas, which was held in response to the Charlie Hebdo shooting.
2007
The 3-year-old British girl Madeleine McCann disappears in Praia da Luz, Portugal, starting "the most heavily reported missing-person case in modern history".
2002
An Indian Air Force MiG-21 crashes into a bank in Jalandhar, killing eight and injuring 17.
2001
The United States loses its seat on the U.N. Human Rights Commission for the first time since the commission was formed in 1947.
2000
The sport of geocaching begins, with the first cache placed and the coordinates from a GPS posted on Usenet.
1999
The southwestern portion of Oklahoma City is devastated by an F5 tornado, killing forty-five people, injuring 665, and causing $1 billion in damage. The tornado is one of 66 from the 1999 Oklahoma tornado outbreak. This tornado also produces the highest wind speed ever recorded, measured at 301 +/- 20 mph (484 +/- 32 km/h).
1987
A crash by Bobby Allison at the Talladega Superspeedway, Alabama fencing at the start-finish line would lead NASCAR to develop the restrictor plate for the following season both at Daytona International Speedway and Talladega.
1986
Twenty-one people are killed and forty-one are injured after a bomb explodes on Air Lanka Flight 512 at Colombo airport in Sri Lanka.
1978
The first unsolicited bulk commercial email (which would later become known as "spam") is sent by a Digital Equipment Corporation marketing representative to every ARPANET address on the west coast of the United States.
1973
The 108-story Sears Tower in Chicago is topped out at 1,451 feet as the world's tallest building.
1971
Erich Honecker becomes First Secretary of the Socialist Unity Party of Germany, remaining in power until 1990.
1963
The police force in Birmingham, Alabama switches tactics and responds with violent force to stop the "Birmingham campaign" protesters. Images of the violent suppression are transmitted worldwide, bringing new-found attention to the civil rights movement.
1960
The Off-Broadway musical comedy The Fantasticks opens in New York City's Greenwich Village, eventually becoming the longest-running musical of all time.
1960
The Anne Frank House museum opens in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
1957
Walter O'Malley, the owner of the Brooklyn Dodgers, agrees to move the team from Brooklyn to Los Angeles.
1952
Lieutenant Colonels Joseph O. Fletcher and William P. Benedict of the United States land a plane at the North Pole.
1952
The Kentucky Derby is televised nationally for the first time, on the CBS network.
1951
London's Royal Festival Hall opens with the Festival of Britain.
1951
The United States Senate Committee on Armed Services and United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations begin their closed door hearings into the dismissal of General Douglas MacArthur by U.S. President Harry Truman.
1948
The U.S. Supreme Court rules in Shelley v. Kraemer that covenants prohibiting the sale of real estate to blacks and other minorities are legally unenforceable.
1947
New post-war Japanese constitution goes into effect.
1945
World War II: Sinking of the prison ships Cap Arcona, Thielbek and Deutschland by the Royal Air Force in Lübeck Bay.
1942
World War II: Japanese naval troops invade Tulagi Island in the Solomon Islands during the first part of Operation Mo that results in the Battle of the Coral Sea between Japanese forces and forces from the United States and Australia.
1939
The All India Forward Bloc is formed by Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.
1928
The Jinan incident begins with the deaths of twelve Japanese civilians by Chinese forces in Jinan, China, which leads to Japanese retaliation and the deaths of over 2,000 Chinese civilians in the following days.
1921
West Virginia becomes the first state to legislate a broad sales tax, but does not implement it until a number of years later due to enforcement issues.
1921
The Government of Ireland Act 1920 is passed, dividing Ireland into Northern Ireland and Southern Ireland.
1920
A Bolshevik coup fails in the Democratic Republic of Georgia.
1913
Raja Harishchandra the first full-length Indian feature film is released, marking the beginning of the Indian film industry.
1901
The Great Fire of 1901 begins in Jacksonville, Florida.
1867
The Hudson's Bay Company gives up all claims to Vancouver Island.
1860
Charles XV of Sweden-Norway is crowned king of Sweden.
1855
American adventurer William Walker departs from San Francisco with about 60 men to conquer Nicaragua.
1849
The May Uprising in Dresden begins: The last of the German revolutions of 1848-49.
1848
The boar-crested Anglo-Saxon Benty Grange helmet is discovered in a barrow on the Benty Grange farm in Derbyshire.
1837
The University of Athens is founded in Athens, Greece.
1830
The Canterbury and Whitstable Railway is opened; it is the first steam-hauled passenger railway to issue season tickets and include a tunnel.
1815
Neapolitan War: Joachim Murat, King of Naples is defeated by the Austrians at the Battle of Tolentino, the decisive engagement of the war.
1808
Finnish War: Sweden loses the fortress of Sveaborg to Russia.
1808
Peninsular War: The Madrid rebels who rose up on May 2 are executed near Príncipe Pío hill.
1802
Washington, D.C. is incorporated as a city.
1791
The Constitution of May 3 (the first modern constitution in Europe) is proclaimed by the Sejm of Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth.
1715
A total solar eclipse was visible across northern Europe, and northern Asia, as predicted by Edmond Halley to within 4 minutes accuracy.
1616
Treaty of Loudun ends French civil war.
1491
Kongo monarch Nkuwu Nzinga is baptised by Portuguese missionaries, adopting the baptismal name of João I.
1481
The largest of three earthquakes strikes the island of Rhodes and causes an estimated 30,000 casualties.
1294
John II becomes Duke of Brabant, Lothier and Limburg.
752
Mayan king Bird Jaguar IV of Yaxchilan in modern-day Chiapas, Mexico assumes the throne.

Births On This Day

1997
Ivana Jorović, Serbian tennis player
1996
Mary Cain, American runner
1996
Alex Iwobi, Nigerian football player
1996
Domantas Sabonis, Lithuanian basketball player
1995
Ivan Bukavshin, Russian chess player (d. 2016)
1992
Aaron Whitchurch, Australian rugby league player
1991
Samuel Seo, South Korean musician
1990
Brooks Koepka, American golfer
1989
Jesse Bromwich, New Zealand rugby league player
1989
Katinka Hosszú, Hungarian swimmer
1988
Ben Revere, American baseball player
1988
Paddy Holohan, Irish mixed martial artist
1987
Lina Grinčikaitė, Lithuanian sprinter
1986
Moon Byung-woo, South Korean footballer
1986
Jack Brooksbank, husband of Britain's Princess Eugenie
1985
Ezequiel Lavezzi, Argentinian footballer
1985
Kadri Lehtla, Estonian biathlete
1985
Miko Mälberg, Estonian swimmer
1983
Joseph Addai, American football player
1983
Romeo Castelen, Dutch footballer
1983
Jérôme Clavier, French pole vaulter
1983
Márton Fülöp, Hungarian footballer (d. 2015)
1982
Igor Olshansky, Ukrainian-American football player
1982
Nick Stavinoha, American baseball player
1980
Zuzana Ondrášková, Czech tennis player
1979
Steve Mack, American wrestler
1979
Anastasiya Shvedova, Belarusian pole vaulter
1978
Christian Annan, Ghanaian-Hong Kong footballer
1978
Paul Banks, English-American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1978
Dai Tamesue, Japanese hurdler
1978
Lawrence Tynes, American football player
1977
Ryan Dempster, Canadian baseball player and sportscaster
1977
Tyronn Lue, American basketball player and coach
1977
Hiro Mashima, Japanese manga artist
1977
Maryam Mirzakhani, Iranian mathematician (d. 2017)
1977
Ben Olsen, American soccer player and coach
1976
Jeff Halpern, American ice hockey player
1976
Brad Scott, Australian footballer and coach
1976
Chris Scott, Australian footballer and coach
1975
Willie Geist, American television journalist and host
1975
Christina Hendricks, American actress
1973
Jamie Baulch, English sprinter and television host
1972
Stephen Barclay, English lawyer and politician
1971
Douglas Carswell, English politician
1968
Viliami Ofahengaue, Tongan-Australian rugby player
1968
Li Yong (television host), Chinese host(d.2018)
1967
Daniel Anderson, Australian rugby league coach and manager
1967
Kenneth Joel Hotz, Canadian producer, writer, director, actor, and comedian
1966
Giorgos Agorogiannis, Greek footballer
1966
Frank Dietrich, German politician (d. 2011)
1965
Ignatius Aphrem II, Syrian patriarch
1965
Mark Cousins, Northern Irish director, writer, cinematographer
1965
John Jensen, Danish footballer and coach
1965
Mikhail Prokhorov, Russian businessman
1965
Rob Brydon, Welsh actor and comedian
1964
Sterling Campbell, American drummer and songwriter
1964
Ron Hextall, Canadian-American ice hockey player and manager
1963
Jeff Hornacek, American basketball player and coach
1963
Mona Siddiqui, Pakistani-Scottish journalist and academic
1962
Anders Graneheim, Swedish bodybuilder
1961
Steve McClaren, English footballer and manager
1961
David Vitter, American lawyer and politician
1961
Leyla Zana, Kurdish activist and politician
1960
Kathy Smallwood-Cook, English sprinter and educator
1959
David Ball, English keyboard player and producer
1959
Uma Bharti, Indian activist and politician, 16th Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh
1959
Ben Elton, English actor, director, and screenwriter
1958
Bill Sienkiewicz, American author and illustrator
1958
Sandi Toksvig, Danish-English comedian, author, and radio host
1957
Alain Côté, Canadian ice hockey player
1957
Rod Langway, Taiwanese-American ice hockey player and coach
1956
Marc Bellemare, Canadian lawyer and politician
1955
Stephen D. M. Brown, British geneticist
1955
Colin Deans, Scottish rugby player
1955
David Hookes, Australian cricketer, coach, and sportscaster (d. 2004)
1955
Seishirō Nishida, Japanese actor
1954
Angela Bofill, American singer-songwriter
1954
Jean-Marc Roberts, French author and screenwriter (d. 2013)
1953
Bruce Hall, American singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer
1953
Jake Hooker, Israeli-American guitarist and songwriter (d. 2014)
1952
Chuck Baldwin, American pastor and politician
1952
Caitlin Clarke, American actress (d. 2004)
1952
Joseph W. Tobin, American cardinal
1951
Alan Clayson, English singer-songwriter and journalist
1951
Christopher Cross, American singer-songwriter and producer
1951
Ashok Gehlot, Indian politician, 21st Chief Minister of Rajasthan
1951
Tatyana Tolstaya, Russian author and publicist
1950
Mary Hopkin, Welsh singer-songwriter
1950
Dag Arnesen, Norwegian pianist and composer
1949
Liam Donaldson, English physician and academic
1949
Ruth Lister, Baroness Lister of Burtersett, English academic and politician
1949
Ron Wyden, American academic and politician
1948
Denis Cosgrove, British-American academic and geographer (d. 2008)
1948
Chris Mulkey, American actor
1947
Doug Henning, Canadian magician (d. 2000)
1946
Norm Chow, American football player and coach
1946
Silvino Francisco, South African snooker player
1946
Greg Gumbel, American sportscaster
1945
Jörg Drehmel, German triple jumper and coach
1945
Davey Lopes, American baseball player, coach, and manager
1944
Peter Doyle, English bishop
1944
Pete Staples, English bass player
1943
Yukio Hashi, Japanese singer and actor
1943
Jim Risch, American lawyer and politician, 31st Governor of Idaho
1943
Vicente Saldivar, Mexican boxer (d. 1985)
1942
Věra Čáslavská, Czech gymnast and coach (d. 2016)
1942
Dave Marash, American journalist and sportscaster
1942
Butch Otter, American soldier and politician, 32nd Governor of Idaho
1941
Alexander Harley, English general
1941
Edward Malloy, American priest and academic
1940
David Koch, American engineer, businessman, and philanthropist
1940
Clemens Westerhof, Dutch footballer and manager
1939
Jonathan Harvey, English composer and educator (d. 2012)
1938
Omar Abdel-Rahman, Egyptian terrorist
1938
Chris Cannizzaro, American baseball player
1938
Lindsay Kemp, British dancer, actor, and mime artist (d. 2018)
1938
Napoleon XIV, American singer, songwriter and record producer
1937
Nélida Piñon, Brazilian author and academic
1935
Ron Popeil, American businessman, founded the Ronco Company
1934
Henry Cooper, English boxer and sportscaster (d. 2011)
1934
Georges Moustaki, Egyptian-French singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2013)
1934
Frankie Valli, American singer and actor
1933
James Brown, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor (The Famous Flames and The J.B.'s) (d. 2006)
1933
Steven Weinberg, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
1932
Robert Osborne, American actor and historian (d. 2017)
1931
Vasily Rudenkov, Belarusian hammer thrower (d. 1982)
1931
Sait Maden, Turkish translator, poet, painter and graphic designer (d. 2013)
1930
Juan Gelman, Argentinian poet and author (d. 2014)
1930
David Harrison, English chemist and academic
1929
Denise Lor, American singer and actress (d. 2015)
1928
Dave Dudley, American singer-songwriter (d. 2003)
1928
Jacques-Louis Lions, French mathematician (d. 2001)
1926
Matt Baldwin, Canadian curler and engineer
1926
Herbert Blau, American engineer and academic (d. 2013)
1925
Jean Séguy, French sociologist and author (d. 2007)
1924
Yehuda Amichai, German-Israeli author and poet (d. 2000)
1924
Ken Tyrrell, English race car driver, founded Tyrrell Racing (d. 2001)
1923
George Hadjinikos, Greek pianist, conductor, and educator (d. 2015)
1923
Ralph Hall, American lieutenant, lawyer, and politician (d. 2019)
1922
Len Shackleton, English footballer and journalist (d. 2000)
1921
Sugar Ray Robinson, American boxer (d. 1989)
1920
John Lewis, American pianist and composer (d. 2001)
1919
John Cullen Murphy, American soldier and illustrator (d. 2004)
1919
Pete Seeger, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and activist (The Weavers and Almanac Singers) (d. 2014)
1918
Ted Bates, English footballer and manager (d. 2003)
1917
Betty Comden, American screenwriter and librettist (d. 2006)
1917
George Gaynes, Finnish-American actor (d. 2016)
1916
Léopold Simoneau, Canadian tenor and actor (d. 2006)
1915
Stu Hart, Canadian wrestler and trainer, founded Stampede Wrestling (d. 2003)
1915
Richard Lippold, American sculptor and academic (d. 2002)
1914
Georges-Emmanuel Clancier, French journalist, author, and poet (d. 2018))
1913
William Inge, American playwright and novelist (d. 1973)
1912
Virgil Fox, American organist and composer (d. 1980)
1912
May Sarton, American poet, novelist and memoirist (d. 1995)
1910
Norman Corwin, American screenwriter and producer (d. 2011)
1906
Mary Astor, American actress (d. 1987)
1906
René Huyghe, French historian and author (d. 1997)
1906
Anna Roosevelt Halsted, American journalist and author (d. 1975)
1906
Enrique Laguerre, Puerto Rican journalist, author, and playwright (d. 2005)
1905
Edmund Black, American hammer thrower (d. 1996)
1905
Werner Fenchel, German-Danish mathematician and academic (d. 1988)
1905
Red Ruffing, American baseball pitcher and coach (d. 1986)
1903
Bing Crosby, American singer and actor (d. 1977)
1902
Alfred Kastler, German-French physicist and poet, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1984)
1898
Septima Poinsette Clark, American educator and activist (d. 1987)
1898
Golda Meir, Ukrainian-Israeli educator and politician, 4th Prime Minister of Israel (d. 1978)
1897
William Joseph Browne, Canadian lawyer and politician, 20th Solicitor General of Canada (d. 1989)
1896
Karl Allmenröder, German soldier and pilot (d. 1917)
1896
V. K. Krishna Menon, Indian lawyer, jurist, and politician, Indian Minister of Defence (d. 1974)
1896
Dodie Smith, English author and playwright (d. 1990)
1895
Cornelius Van Til, Dutch philosopher, theologian, and apologist (d. 1987)
1893
Konstantine Gamsakhurdia, Georgian author (d. 1975)
1892
George Paget Thomson, English physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1975)
1892
Jacob Viner, Canadian-American economist and academic (d. 1970)
1891
Tadeusz Peiper, Polish poet and critic (d. 1969)
1891
Eppa Rixey, American baseball pitcher (d. 1963)
1889
Beulah Bondi, American actress (d. 1981)
1889
Gottfried Fuchs, German-Canadian Olympic soccer player (d. 1972)
1887
Marika Kotopouli, Greek actress (d. 1954)
1886
Marcel Dupré, French organist and composer (d. 1971)
1879
Fergus McMaster, Australian businessman and soldier, co-founded Qantas (d. 1950)
1877
Karl Abraham, German psychoanalyst and author (d. 1925)
1874
François Coty, French businessman and publisher, founded Coty, Inc. (d. 1934)
1874
Vagn Walfrid Ekman, Swedish oceanographer and academic (d. 1954)
1873
Pavlo Skoropadskyi, German-Ukrainian general and politician, Hetman of Ukraine (d. 1945)
1871
Emmett Dalton, American criminal (d. 1937)
1870
Princess Helena Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein (d. 1948)
1867
Andy Bowen, American boxer (d. 1894)
1867
J. T. Hearne, English cricketer (d. 1944)
1860
Vito Volterra, Italian mathematician and physicist (d. 1940)
1859
August Herrmann, American executive in Major League Baseball (d.1931)
1854
George Gore, American baseball player and manager (d. 1933)
1849
Jacob Riis, Danish-American journalist and photographer (d. 1914)
1849
Bernhard von Bülow, German soldier and politician, Chancellor of Germany (d. 1929)
1844
Richard D'Oyly Carte, English talent agent and composer (d. 1901)
1826
Charles XV of Sweden (d. 1872)
1814
Adams George Archibald, Canadian lawyer and politician, 4th Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia (d. 1892)
1783
José de la Riva Agüero, Peruvian soldier and politician, 1st President of Peru and 2nd President of North Peru (d. 1858)
1768
Charles Tennant, Scottish chemist and businessman (d. 1838)
1764
Princess Élisabeth of France (d. 1794)
1761
August von Kotzebue, German playwright and author (d. 1819)
1729
Florian Leopold Gassmann, Czech composer (d. 1774)
1695
Henri Pitot, French physicist and engineer, invented the Pitot tube (d. 1771)
1678
Amaro Pargo, Spanish corsair (d. 1747)
1662
Matthäus Daniel Pöppelmann, German architect, designed the Pillnitz Castle (d. 1736)
1632
Catherine of St. Augustine, French-Canadian nurse and saint, founded the Hôtel-Dieu de Québec (d. 1668)
1536
Stephan Praetorius, German theologian (d. 1603)
1481
Juana de la Cruz Vázquez Gutiérrez, Spanish abbess of the Franciscan Third Order Regular (d. 1534)
1479
Henry V, Duke of Mecklenburg (d. 1552)
1469
Niccolò Machiavelli, Italian historian and philosopher (d. 1527)
1461
Raffaele Riario, Italian cardinal (d. 1521)
1446
Margaret of York (d. 1503)
1428
Pedro González de Mendoza, Spanish cardinal (d. 1495)
1415
Cecily Neville, Duchess of York (d. 1495)
1276
Louis, Count of Évreux, son of King Philip III of France (d. 1319)
1238
Emilia Bicchieri, Italian saint (d. 1314)
612
Constantine III, Byzantine emperor (d. 641)
490
K'an Joy Chitam I, ruler of Palenque (d. 565)

Deaths On This Day

2017
Daliah Lavi, Israeli actress, singer and model (b. 1942)
2016
Ian Deans, Canadian politician (b. 1937)
2016
Jadranka Stojaković, Yugoslav singer-songwriter (b. 1950)
2015
Revaz Chkheidze, Georgian director and screenwriter (b. 1926)
2015
Danny Jones, Welsh rugby player (b. 1986)
2015
Warren Smith, American golfer and coach (b. 1915)
2014
Gary Becker, American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1930)
2014
Francisco Icaza, Mexican painter (b. 1930)
2014
Jim Oberstar, American educator and politician (b. 1934)
2013
Joe Astroth, American baseball player (b. 1922)
2013
Herbert Blau, American engineer and academic (b. 1926)
2013
Cedric Brooks, Jamaican-American saxophonist and flute player (b. 1943)
2013
Keith Carter, American swimmer and soldier (b. 1924)
2013
Brad Drewett, Australian tennis player and sportscaster (b. 1958)
2013
David Morris Kern, American pharmacist, co-invented Orajel (b. 1909)
2013
Curtis Rouse, American football player (b. 1960)
2013
Branko Vukelić, Croatian politician, 11th Minister of Defence for Croatia (b. 1958)
2012
Jorge Illueca, Panamanian politician, 30th President of Panama (b. 1918)
2012
Felix Werder, German-Australian composer, conductor, and critic (b. 1922)
2011
Jackie Cooper, American actor, television director, producer and executive (b. 1922)
2011
Sergo Kotrikadze, Georgian footballer and manager (b. 1936)
2011
Thanasis Veggos, Greek actor and director (b. 1927)
2010
Roy Carrier, American accordion player (b. 1947)
2010
Peter O'Donnell, English soldier and author (b. 1920)
2010
Guenter Wendt, German-American engineer (b. 1923)
2009
Renée Morisset, Canadian pianist (b. 1928)
2009
Ram Balkrushna Shewalkar, Indian author and critic (b. 1931)
2008
Leopoldo Calvo-Sotelo, Spanish engineer and politician, Prime Minister of Spain (b. 1926)
2007
Warja Honegger-Lavater, Swiss illustrator (b. 1913)
2007
Wally Schirra, American captain, pilot, and astronaut (b. 1923)
2007
Knock Yokoyama, Japanese politician (b. 1932)
2006
Karel Appel, Dutch painter, sculptor, and poet (b. 1921)
2006
Pramod Mahajan, Indian politician (b. 1949)
2006
Earl Woods, American colonel, baseball player, and author (b. 1932)
2004
Ken Downing, English race car driver (b. 1917)
2004
Darrell Johnson, American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1928)
2003
Suzy Parker, American model and actress (b. 1932)
2002
Barbara Castle, Baroness Castle of Blackburn, English politician, First Secretary of State (b. 1910)
2002
Yevgeny Svetlanov, Russian pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1928)
2000
Júlia Báthory, Hungarian glass designer (b. 1901)
2000
John Joseph O'Connor, American cardinal (b. 1920)
1999
Joe Adcock, American baseball player and manager (b. 1927)
1999
Steve Chiasson, Canadian-American ice hockey player (b. 1967)
1999
Godfrey Evans, English cricketer (b. 1920)
1998
Gene Raymond, American actor (b. 1908)
1997
Sébastien Enjolras, French race car driver (b. 1976)
1997
Narciso Yepes, Spanish guitarist and composer (b. 1927)
1996
Dimitri Fampas, Greek guitarist, composer, and educator (b. 1921)
1996
Alex Kellner, American baseball player (b. 1924)
1996
Jack Weston, American actor (b. 1924)
1992
George Murphy, American actor, dancer, and politician (b. 1902)
1991
Jerzy Kosiński, Polish-American novelist and screenwriter (b. 1933)
1989
Christine Jorgensen, American trans woman (b. 1926)
1988
Lev Pontryagin, Russian mathematician and academic (b. 1908)
1987
Dalida, Italian singer, actress, dancer, and model (b. 1933)
1986
Robert Alda, American actor (b. 1914)
1981
Nargis, Indian actress (b. 1929)
1978
Bill Downs, American journalist (b. 1914)
1972
Kenneth Bailey, Australian lawyer and diplomat, Australian High Commissioner to Canada (b. 1898)
1972
Emil Breitkreutz, American runner and coach (b. 1883)
1972
Bruce Cabot, American actor (b. 1904)
1970
Cemil Gürgen Erlertürk, Turkish footballer, coach, and pilot (b. 1918)
1969
Zakir Husain, Indian academic and politician, 3rd President of India (b. 1897)
1958
Frank Foster, English cricketer (b. 1889)
1949
Fanny Walden, English footballer and cricketer (b. 1888)
1948
Ernst Tandefelt, Finnish assassin of Heikki Ritavuori (b. 1876)
1943
Harry Miller, American engineer (b. 1875)
1942
Thorvald Stauning, Danish politician, 24th Prime Minister of Denmark (b. 1873)
1939
Madeleine Desroseaux, French author and poet (b. 1873)
1935
Jessie Willcox Smith, American illustrator (b. 1863)
1932
Charles Fort, American journalist and author (b. 1874)
1925
Clément Ader, French engineer, designed the Ader Avion III (b. 1841)
1921
Théodore Pilette, Belgian race car driver (b. 1883)
1919
Elizabeth Almira Allen, American educator (b. 1854)
1918
Charlie Soong, Chinese businessman and missionary (b. 1863)
1916
Tom Clarke, Irish rebel (b. 1858)
1916
Thomas MacDonagh, Irish poet and rebel (b. 1878)
1916
Patrick Pearse, Irish teacher and rebel leader (b. 1879)
1910
Howard Taylor Ricketts, American pathologist (b. 1871)
1856
Adolphe Adam, French composer and critic (b. 1803)
1839
Ferdinando Paer, Italian composer (b. 1771)
1793
Martin Gerbert, German historian and theologian (b. 1720)
1779
John Winthrop, American mathematician, physicist, and astronomer (b. 1714)
1764
Francesco Algarotti, Italian philosopher, poet, and critic (b. 1712)
1763
George Psalmanazar, French-English author (b. 1679)
1758
Pope Benedict XIV (b. 1675)
1752
Samuel Ogle, English-American captain and politician, 5th Governor of Restored Proprietary Government (b. 1692)
1750
John Willison, Scottish minister and author (b. 1680)
1724
John Leverett the Younger, American lawyer, academic, and politician (b. 1662)
1704
Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber, Czech-Austrian violinist and composer (b. 1644)
1693
Claude de Rouvroy, duc de Saint-Simon, French courtier (b. 1607)
1679
James Sharp, Scottish archbishop (b. 1613)
1621
Elizabeth Bacon, English Tudor gentlewoman (b. 1541)
1606
Henry Garnet, English priest and author (b. 1555)
1589
Julius, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg (b. 1528)
1534
Juana de la Cruz Vazquez Gutierrez, Spanish Roman Catholic nun and venerable (b. 1481)
1524
Richard Grey, 3rd Earl of Kent, English peer (b. 1481)
1501
John Devereux, 8th Baron Ferrers of Chartley, English Baron (b. 1463)
1481
Mehmed the Conqueror, Ottoman sultan (b. 1432)
1410
Antipope Alexander V
1330
Alexios II Megas Komnenos, Emperor of Trebizond (b. 1282)
1294
John I, Duke of Brabant (b. 1252)
1270
Béla IV of Hungary (b. 1206)
1152
Matilda of Boulogne (b. 1105)
738
Uaxaclajuun Ub'aah K'awiil, Mayan ruler (ajaw)
678
Tōchi, Japanese princess