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On This Day in History:  May 7

May 7 is the 127th day of the year (128th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 238 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2020
UK National Lottery website down before drawing. A power outage in Watford, a small town 15 miles northwest of London, caused the UK National Lottery website and smartphone app to crash and continue to remain out of action just four hours before the big drawing of £5 million (US$6.2 million) on Wednesday.
2019
N.J. woman wins $4M Pick 6 lottery jackpot with loose change she found around the house. A New Jersey woman won a $4 million Pick 6 lottery drawing after buying two tickets with loose change she found scattered about her Morris County home.
2018
Woman wins $1.2 million on $18 Kentucky Derby bet. A Texas woman reaped $1.2 million on an $18 bet on a series of Kentucky Derby day races, officials said on Sunday.
2018
Glitch delays live Powerball drawing. Powerball officials suffered an embarrassing but short-lived glitch when the regularly scheduled, live drawing had to be shelved because of unexplained technical difficulties.
2017
Lottery ticket scam costs victim $19,000. Haines City police are looking for the pair who used the promise of a Florida Lotto payoff to scam a man out of $19,000.
2015
Lottery ticket spells out insult. The purchaser of a New York State instant scratch-off Wheel of Fortune ticket was upset after she purchased a ticket that revealed an insult, according to the Chemung County Sheriff's Office.
2015
Wyoming lottery survey shows most players earn middle-class income. The majority of people who played the Wyoming Lottery during its first months of operations earned at least a middle-class income, according to an online survey commissioned by the Wyoming Lottery Corp.
2013
Canada's Lotto 6/49 is getting a makeover in Fall 2013. Starting in September 2013, Lotto 6/49 will offer Canadian lottery players a new $1 million prize that's guaranteed to be won with each and every draw, jackpots that start at $5 million, and new free play prizes that can be won by matching just 2 numbers.
2012
Illinois Lottery glitch causes many duplicate Quick Pick tickets. A glitch occurred this past Saturday and Sunday on Illinois Lottery terminals, causing at least 3,000 lottery tickets to contain the same random numbers as a previous tickets generated from the machine.
2012
NJ Lottery sets new sales record of $2.6B. The New Jersey Lottery has set a new sales record, pulling in about $2.6 billion in the last fiscal year.
2012
Court settles estate of Vancouver man who ran lottery ticket reselling firm. Almost four years after his death, the $20 million estate of Vancouver businessman Randy Thiemer has finally been wrapped up in court.
2009
Lottery-winning deputies going to Disneyland. Two sheriff deputies in the San Francisco area stepped forward as the latest multimillionaire lottery winners and said they will give part of their $75 million jackpot to four local families of slain police officers.
2007
Former N.C. Lottery commissioner sentenced to 4 years in prison. Former lottery commissioner Kevin Geddings was sentenced to four years in prison today on charges that he hid his financial ties to a company expected to bid for the state's lottery business.
2007
How a lottery thief got away with the crime. Two British backpackers have finally settled their lawsuit with Australia's NSW Lotteries, two years after a clever thief convinced the lottery to pay him instead of the real winners.
2007
Texas Lottery introduces $50 scratch ticket. The Texas Lottery's latest scratch game, dubbed $130 million Spectacular, which goes on sale Monday and offers nearly $134 million in prizes, including three grand prizes of $5 million, has the highest price for a scratch-off in the nation.
2004
Powerball jackpot increased to $212 million. The state lottery directors who sell the Powerball game increased the estimated jackpot today from $205 million to $212 million after strong sales during the past two days.
2004
Michigan man wins $1 million lottery jackpot twice. 78-year-old Russell Tanner won his second $1 million scratch-off lottery game last week - the only known two-time winner of the game in Michigan.
2004
Birthdays Yield $100,000 Lottery Win After Ticket Rescued From Trash. A HVAC Technician from Shelbyville, Tennessee, won $100,000 on a Powerball ticket that was rescued from the trash.
2004
Georgia oversight committee looks into generous lottery perks. A legislative oversight committee began looking Thursday at the generous employment policies of the Georgia Lottery Corp., whose former director and three top aides collected almost $300,000 for vacation and sick days they were due but never used when they left the state to help start Tennessee's lottery.
2004
GTECH completes acquisition of lottery company. U.S.-based GTECH Holdings Corp. said Thursday it had closed a $40 million deal to buy an Antigua-based lottery company.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$429.6 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 7, 2016
2.$363 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 9, 2000
3.$273 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 7, 2019
4.$233 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 9, 2018
5.$231 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 8, 2020
6.$222 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 8, 2013
7.$215 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 8, 2019
8.$212 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 8, 2004
9.€123 Million
US$165.84 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
May 8, 2009
10.€147.85 Million
US$165.49 Million
Draw Date
May 7, 2019
11.$165 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 10, 2017
12.$150 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 10, 2016
13.$145 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 9, 2008
14.€100 Million
US$143.68 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
May 10, 2011
15.$139 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 7, 2013
16.$126 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 8, 2015
17.$109 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 9, 2009
18.$105 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 9, 2014
19.€90 Million
US$101.1 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
May 10, 2019
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.$96 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 8, 2007
23.€79.2 Million
US$90.34 Million
Draw Date
May 7, 2016
24.$90 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 9, 2015
25.$88 Million
Draw Date
May 8, 2010

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1987
Thursday, May 7, 1987
33 years old
1986
Wednesday, May 7, 1986
34 years old
1984
Monday, May 7, 1984
36 years old
1982
Friday, May 7, 1982
38 years old
1975
Wednesday, May 7, 1975
45 years old
1971
Friday, May 7, 1971
49 years old
1970
Thursday, May 7, 1970
50 years old
1967
Sunday, May 7, 1967
53 years old
1964
Thursday, May 7, 1964
56 years old
1964
Thursday, May 7, 1964
56 years old
1963
Tuesday, May 7, 1963
57 years old
1948
Friday, May 7, 1948
72 years old
1941
Wednesday, May 7, 1941
79 years old
(year not provided)
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(year not provided)

Worldwide Events On This Day

2007
Israeli archaeologists discover the tomb of Herod the Great south of Jerusalem.
2004
American businessman Nick Berg is beheaded by Islamic militants. The act is recorded on videotape and released on the Internet.
2002
A China Northern Airlines MD-82 plunges into the Yellow Sea, killing 112 people.
2000
Vladimir Putin is inaugurated as president of Russia.
1999
Pope John Paul II travels to Romania, becoming the first pope to visit a predominantly Eastern Orthodox country since the Great Schism in 1054.
1999
Kosovo War: Three Chinese citizens are killed and 20 wounded when a NATO aircraft apparently inadvertently bombs the Chinese embassy in Belgrade, Serbia.
1999
In Guinea-Bissau, President João Bernardo Vieira is ousted in a military coup.
1998
Mercedes-Benz buys Chrysler for US$40 billion USD and forms DaimlerChrysler in the largest industrial merger in history.
1994
Edvard Munch's iconic painting The Scream is recovered undamaged after being stolen from the National Gallery of Norway in February.
1992
Michigan ratifies a 203-year-old proposed amendment to the United States Constitution making the 27th Amendment law. This amendment bars the U.S. Congress from giving itself a mid-term pay raise.
1992
Space Shuttle program: The Space Shuttle Endeavour is launched on its first mission, STS-49.
1992
Three employees at a McDonald's Restaurant in Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada, are brutally murdered and a fourth permanently disabled after a botched robbery. It is the first "fast-food murder" in Canada.
1986
Canadian Patrick Morrow becomes the first person to climb each of the Seven Summits.
1976
Honda Accord officially launched.
1960
Cold War: U-2 Crisis of 1960: Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev announces that his nation is holding American U-2 pilot Gary Powers.
1954
Indochina War: The Battle of Dien Bien Phu ends in a French defeat and a Vietnamese victory (the battle began on March 13).
1952
The concept of the integrated circuit, the basis for all modern computers, is first published by Geoffrey Dummer.
1948
The Council of Europe is founded during the Hague Congress.
1946
Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering (later renamed Sony) is founded with around 20 employees.
1945
World War II: General Alfred Jodl signs unconditional surrender terms at Reims, France, ending Germany's participation in the war. The document takes effect the next day.
1942
World War II: During the Battle of the Coral Sea, United States Navy aircraft carrier aircraft attack and sink the Imperial Japanese Navy light aircraft carrier Shōhō; the battle marks the first time in the naval history that two enemy fleets fight without visual contact between warring ships.
1940
World War II: The Norway Debate in the British House of Commons begins, and leads to the replacement of Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain with Winston Churchill three days later.
1937
Spanish Civil War: The German Condor Legion, equipped with Heinkel He 51 biplanes, arrives in Spain to assist Francisco Franco's forces.
1931
The stand-off between criminal Francis Crowley and 300 members of the New York Police Department takes place in his fifth-floor apartment on West 91st street, New York City.
1930
The 7.1 Mw Salmas earthquake shakes northwestern Iran and southeastern Turkey with a maximum Mercalli intensity of IX (Violent). Up to three-thousand people were killed.
1920
Kiev Offensive: Polish troops led by Józef Piłsudski and Edward Rydz-Śmigły and assisted by a symbolic Ukrainian force capture Kiev only to be driven out by the Red Army counter-offensive a month later.
1920
Treaty of Moscow: Soviet Russia recognizes the independence of the Democratic Republic of Georgia only to invade the country six months later.
1920
The Art Gallery of Ontario, in Toronto, opens the first exhibition by the Group of Seven.
1915
World War I: German submarine U-20 sinks RMS Lusitania, killing 1,198 people, including 128 Americans. Public reaction to the sinking turns many former pro-Germans in the United States against the German Empire.
1915
Japanese 21 Demands Ultimatum to China (commemorated as National Day of Humiliation).
1895
In Saint Petersburg, Russian scientist Alexander Stepanovich Popov demonstrates to the Russian Physical and Chemical Society his invention, the Popov lightning detector—a primitive radio receiver. In some parts of the former Soviet Union the anniversary of this day is celebrated as Radio Day.
1864
American Civil War: The Army of the Potomac, under General Ulysses S. Grant, breaks off from the Battle of the Wilderness and moves southwards.
1864
The world's oldest surviving clipper ship, the City of Adelaide is launched by William Pile, Hay and Co. in Sunderland, England, for transporting passengers and goods between Britain and Australia.
1846
The Cambridge Chronicle, America's oldest surviving weekly newspaper, is published for the first time in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
1840
The Great Natchez Tornado strikes Natchez, Mississippi killing 317 people. It is the second deadliest tornado in United States history.
1832
Greece's independence is recognized by the Treaty of London.
1824
World premiere of Ludwig van Beethoven's Ninth Symphony in Vienna, Austria. The performance is conducted by Michael Umlauf under the composer's supervision.
1794
French Revolution: Robespierre introduces the Cult of the Supreme Being in the National Convention as the new state religion of the French First Republic.
1763
Pontiac's War begins with Pontiac's attempt to seize Fort Detroit from the British.
1718
The city of New Orleans is founded by Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne, Sieur de Bienville.
1697
Stockholm's royal castle (dating back to medieval times) is destroyed by fire. It is replaced in the 18th century by the current Royal Palace.
1685
Battle of Vrtijeljka between rebels and Ottoman forces.
1664
Louis XIV of France begins construction of the Palace of Versailles.
1487
The Siege of Málaga commences during the Spanish Reconquista.
1274
In France, the Second Council of Lyon opens to regulate the election of the Pope.
558
In Constantinople, the dome of the Hagia Sophia collapses. Justinian I immediately orders that the dome be rebuilt.
351
The Jewish revolt against Constantius Gallus breaks out. After his arrival at Antioch, the Jews begin a rebellion in Palestine.

Births On This Day

1998
Jesse Puljujärvi, Finnish ice hockey player
1997
Daria Kasatkina, Russian tennis player
1996
Faker, Korean professional League of Legends player
1995
Seko Fofana, French footballer
1992
Alexander Ludwig, Canadian actor
1989
Raina, South Korean singer, dancer, model and rapper
1988
Eino Puri, Estonian footballer
1988
Sander Puri, Estonian footballer
1988
David Aleksander Sjølie, Norwegian guitarist
1987
Asami Konno, Japanese singer
1987
Aidy Bryant, American actress and comedian
1987
Michael Maidens, English footballer (d. 2007)
1987
Jérémy Ménez, French footballer
1987
Mark Reynolds, Scottish footballer
1987
David Schlemko, Canadian ice hockey player
1987
Chiara Ferragni, Italian fashion blogger and businesswoman
1986
Matt Helders, English drummer
1985
Jarrad Hickey, Australian rugby league player
1985
Drew Neitzel, American basketball player
1984
James Loney, American baseball player
1984
Alex Smith, American football player
1984
Kevin Owens, Canadian wrestler
1979
Katie Douglas, American basketball player
1978
Stian Arnesen, Norwegian guitarist, drummer, and songwriter
1978
James Carter, American hurdler
1978
Shawn Marion, American basketball player
1977
Elton Flatley, Australian rugby player
1976
Calvin Booth, American basketball player
1976
Berke Hatipoğlu, Turkish guitarist and songwriter
1976
Stacey Jones, New Zealand rugby league player
1976
Andrea Lo Cicero, Italian rugby player
1976
Michael P. Murphy, American lieutenant, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 2005)
1976
Ayelet Shaked, Israeli Minister of Justice (since 2015)
1975
Ashley Cowan, English cricketer
1974
Lawrence Johnson, American pole vaulter
1973
Kristian Lundin, Swedish songwriter and producer
1973
Paolo Savoldelli, Italian cyclist
1972
Peter Dubovský, Czech-Slovak footballer (d. 2000)
1972
Frank Trigg, American mixed martial artist and wrestler
1971
Reidar Horghagen, Norwegian drummer
1971
Dave Karpa, Canadian ice hockey player
1971
Thomas Piketty, French economist
1969
Eagle-Eye Cherry, Swedish singer-songwriter
1969
Jun Falkenstein, American director, producer, and screenwriter
1969
Katerina Maleeva, Bulgarian tennis player
1968
Traci Lords, American actress and singer
1968
Lisa Raitt, Canadian lawyer and politician, 30th Canadian Minister of Transport
1967
Martin Bryant, Australian mass murderer
1967
Adam Price, Danish chef and screenwriter
1967
Joe Rice, American colonel and politician
1965
Reuben Davis, American football player
1965
Owen Hart, Canadian wrestler (d. 1999)
1965
Norman Whiteside, Northern Irish footballer and manager
1965
Huang Zhihong, Chinese shot putter
1964
Ronnie Harmon, American football player
1964
Denis Mandarino, Brazilian guitarist, composer, and painter
1964
Leslie O'Neal, American football player
1963
Johnny Lee Middleton, American bass player and songwriter
1962
Tony Campbell, American basketball player and coach
1962
Judith Donath, American computer scientist and academic
1961
Hans-Peter Bartels, German politician
1961
Sue Black, Scottish anthropologist and academic
1961
Ivar Must, Estonian composer and producer
1960
Adam Bernstein, American director and screenwriter
1960
Ara Darzi, Baron Darzi of Denham, Iraqi-English surgeon and academic
1960
Almudena Grandes, Spanish author
1959
Michael E. Knight, American actor
1959
Heiki Valk, Estonian archeologist and academic
1958
Mikhail Biryukov, Russian footballer and manager
1958
Mark G. Kuzyk, American physicist and academic
1958
Anne Marie Rafferty, English nurse and academic
1957
Kristina M. Johnson, American business executive, engineer, academic and government official
1956
Jan Peter Balkenende, Dutch jurist and politician, Prime Minister of the Netherlands
1956
Anne Dudley, English pianist and composer
1956
Nicholas Hytner, English director and producer
1956
Jean Lapierre, Canadian talk show host and politician
1956
Calum MacDonald, Scottish journalist and politician
1955
Clément Gignac, Canadian politician
1955
Ben Poquette, American basketball player
1955
Axel Zwingenberger, German pianist and songwriter
1954
Philippe Geluck, Belgian cartoonist
1954
Joanna Haigh, English meteorologist and physicist
1954
Amy Heckerling, American director, producer, and screenwriter
1953
Pat McInally, American football player and coach
1953
Ian McKay, English sergeant, Victoria Cross recipient (d. 1982)
1952
Stanley Dickens, Swedish race car driver
1951
Bernie Marsden, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1950
John Dowling Coates, Australian lawyer, sports administrator and businessman
1950
Randall "Tex" Cobb, American boxer and actor
1950
Prairie Prince, American rock drummer and graphic artist
1950
Tim Russert, American television journalist and lawyer (d. 2008)
1949
Kathy Ahern, American golfer (d. 1996)
1949
Deborah Butterfield, American sculptor
1946
Thelma Houston, American R&B/disco singer and actress
1946
Marv Hubbard, American football player (d. 2015)
1946
Bill Kreutzmann, American drummer (The Grateful Dead)
1946
Michael Rosen, English author and poet
1946
Brian Turner, English chef and television host
1945
Christy Moore, Irish singer-songwriter and guitarist
1945
Robin Strasser, American actress
1943
Terry Allen, American singer and painter
1943
Harvey Andrews, English singer-songwriter and poet
1943
John Bannon, Australian academic and politician, 39th Premier of South Australia (d. 2015)
1943
Peter Carey, Australian novelist and short story writer
1941
Lawrence Collins, Baron Collins of Mapesbury, English lawyer and judge
1940
Angela Carter, English novelist and short story writer (d. 1992)
1940
Dave Chambers, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1939
Sidney Altman, Canadian-American biologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
1939
Ruggero Deodato, Italian actor, director, and screenwriter
1939
Ruud Lubbers, Dutch economist and politician, Prime Minister of the Netherlands (d. 2018)
1939
Johnny Maestro, American pop/doo-wop singer (d. 2010)
1939
Clive Soley, Baron Soley, English politician
1937
Claude Raymond, Canadian baseball player and coach
1936
Robin Hanbury-Tenison, English explorer and author
1936
Tony O'Reilly, Irish rugby player and businessman
1936
Jimmy Ruffin, American soul singer (d. 2014)
1935
Avraham Heffner, Israeli actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2014)
1935
Michael Hopkins, English architect
1933
Johnny Unitas, American football player and sportscaster (d. 2002)
1932
Jordi Bonet, Spanish-Canadian painter and sculptor (d. 1979)
1932
Alan Cuthbert, English pharmacologist and academic (d. 2016)
1932
Pete Domenici, American lawyer and politician, 37th Mayor of Albuquerque (d. 2017)
1932
Derek Taylor, English journalist and author (d. 1997)
1931
Teresa Brewer, American singer (d. 2007)
1931
Gene Wolfe, American author
1930
Totie Fields, American comedian and author (d. 1978)
1930
Babe Parilli, American football player and coach (d. 2017)
1930
John Smith, Baron Kirkhill, English politician
1929
Dick Williams, American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 2011)
1927
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, German-American author and screenwriter (d. 2013)
1925
Lauri Vaska, Estonian-American chemist and academic (d. 2015)
1924
Albert Band, French-American director and producer (d. 2002)
1923
Anne Baxter, American actress (d. 1985)
1923
Jim Lowe, American singer-songwriter, disc jockey, and radio host (d. 2016)
1923
Bülent Ulusu, Turkish admiral and politician, 18th Prime Minister of Turkey (d. 2015)
1922
Darren McGavin, American actor and director (d. 2006)
1922
Joe O'Donnell, American photographer and journalist (d. 2007)
1921
Asa Briggs, Baron Briggs, English historian and academic (d. 2016)
1921
Gaston Rébuffat, French mountaineer and author (d. 1985)
1920
Rendra Karno, Indonesian actor (d. 1985)
1919
Eva Perón, Argentinian actress, 25th First Lady of Argentina (d. 1952)
1917
Domenico Bartolucci, Italian cardinal and composer (d. 2013)
1917
Lenox Hewitt, Australian public servant
1917
David Tomlinson, English actor (d. 2000)
1916
Huw Wheldon, Welsh-English broadcaster (d. 1986)
1916
W. B. Young, Scottish rugby player and physician (d. 2013)
1914
Arthur Snelling, English civil servant and diplomat. British Ambassador to South Africa (d. 1996)
1913
John Spencer Hardy, American general (d. 2012)
1913
Simon Ramo, American physicist and engineer (d. 2016)
1912
Pannalal Patel, Indian author (d. 1989)
1911
Ishirō Honda, Japanese director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1993)
1911
Rıfat Ilgaz, Turkish author, poet, and educator (d. 1993)
1909
Edwin H. Land, American scientist and inventor, co-founded the Polaroid Corporation (d. 1991)
1909
Dorothy Sunrise Lorentino, Native American teacher (d. 2005)
1906
Eric Krenz, American discus thrower and shot putter (d. 1931)
1904
Kurt Weitzmann, German-American historian and author (d. 1993)
1903
Jimmy Ball, Canadian sprinter (d. 1988)
1901
Gary Cooper, American actor (d. 1961)
1899
Alfred Gerrard, English sculptor and academic (d. 1998)
1896
Kathleen McKane Godfree, English tennis and badminton player (d. 1992)
1893
Frank J. Selke, Canadian ice hockey coach and manager (d. 1985)
1892
Archibald MacLeish, American poet, playwright, and lawyer (d. 1982)
1892
Josip Broz Tito, Yugoslav field marshal and politician, 1st President of Yugoslavia (d. 1980)
1891
Harry McShane, Scottish engineer and activist (d. 1988)
1889
Viktor Puskar, Estonian colonel (d. 1943)
1885
George "Gabby" Hayes, American actor (d. 1969)
1882
Willem Elsschot, Belgian author and poet (d. 1960)
1881
George E. Wiley, American cyclist (d. 1954)
1880
Pandurang Vaman Kane, Indologist and Sanskrit scholar, Bharat Ratna awardee (d. 1972)
1875
Bill Hoyt, American pole vaulter (d. 1951)
1867
Władysław Reymont, Polish novelist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1925)
1861
Rabindranath Tagore, Indian author and poet, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1941)
1860
Tom Norman, English businessman (d. 1930)
1857
William A. MacCorkle, American lawyer and politician, 9th Governor of West Virginia (d. 1930)
1847
Archibald Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebery, English politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1929)
1845
Mary Eliza Mahoney, African American nurse and activist (d. 1926)
1840
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Russian composer and educator (d. 1893)
1837
Karl Mauch, German geographer and explorer (d. 1875)
1836
Joseph Gurney Cannon, American lawyer and politician, 40th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (d. 1926)
1833
Johannes Brahms, German pianist and composer (d. 1897)
1812
Robert Browning, English poet and playwright (d. 1889)
1787
Jacques Viger, Canadian archaeologist and politician, 1st mayor of Montreal (d. 1858)
1774
William Bainbridge, American commodore (d. 1833)
1767
Princess Frederica Charlotte of Prussia (d. 1820)
1763
Józef Poniatowski, Polish general (d. 1813)
1748
Olympe de Gouges, French playwright and philosopher (d. 1793)
1740
Nikolai Arkharov, Russian police officer and general (d. 1814)
1724
Dagobert Sigmund von Wurmser, French-Austrian field marshal (d. 1797)
1711
David Hume, Scottish economist, historian, and philosopher (d. 1776)
1710
Thomas Reid, Scottish philosopher (d. 1796)
1704
Carl Heinrich Graun, German tenor and composer (d. 1759)
1700
Gerard van Swieten, Dutch-Austrian physician (d. 1772)
1643
Stephanus Van Cortlandt, American politician, 10th Mayor of New York City (d. 1700)
1605
Patriarch Nikon of Moscow (d. 1681)
1553
Albert Frederick, Duke of Prussia (d. 1618)
1530
Louis, Prince of Condé (d. 1569)
1488
John III of the Palatinate, archbishop of Regensburg (d. 1538)
1328
Louis II, Elector of Brandenburg (d. 1365)
165
Julia Maesa, Roman noblewoman (d. 224)

Deaths On This Day

2015
Frank DiPascali, American businessman (b. 1956)
2015
John Dixon, Australian-American author and illustrator (b. 1929)
2014
Neville McNamara, Australian air marshal (b. 1923)
2014
Colin Pillinger, English astronomer, chemist, and academic (b. 1943)
2014
Dick Welteroth, American baseball player (b. 1927)
2013
Ferruccio Mazzola, Italian footballer and manager (b. 1948)
2013
George Sauer, Jr., American football player (b. 1943)
2012
Sammy Barr, Scottish trade union leader (b. 1931)
2012
Ferenc Bartha, Hungarian economist and politician (b. 1943)
2012
Dennis E. Fitch, American captain and pilot (b. 1942)
2011
Seve Ballesteros, Spanish golfer (b. 1957)
2011
Willard Boyle, Canadian physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1924)
2011
Big George, English songwriter, producer, and radio host (b. 1957)
2009
David Mellor, English designer (b. 1930)
2009
Danny Ozark, American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1923)
2007
Isabella Blow, English magazine editor (b. 1958)
2007
Diego Corrales, American boxer (b. 1977)
2007
Octavian Paler, Romanian journalist and politician (b. 1926)
2007
Yahweh ben Yahweh, American cult leader, founded the Nation of Yahweh (b. 1935)
2006
Richard Carleton, Australian journalist (b. 1943)
2006
Joan C. Edwards, American singer and philanthropist (b. 1918)
2005
Tristan Egolf, American author and activist (b. 1971)
2005
Peter Rodino, American captain and politician (b. 1909)
2005
Otilino Tenorio, Ecuadorian footballer (b. 1980)
2004
Waldemar Milewicz, Polish journalist (b. 1956)
2001
Jacques de Bourbon-Busset, French author and politician (b. 1912)
2000
Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., American captain, actor, and producer (b. 1909)
1998
Allan McLeod Cormack, South African-English physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1924)
1998
Eddie Rabbitt, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1941)
1995
Ray McKinley, American drummer, singer, and bandleader (Glenn Miller Orchestra) (b. 1910)
1994
Clement Greenberg, American art critic (b. 1909)
1993
Duane Carter, American racing driver (b. 1913)
1990
Sam Tambimuttu, Sri Lankan lawyer and politician (b. 1932)
1987
Colin Blakely, Northern Irish actor (b. 1930)
1987
Paul Popham, American soldier and activist, co-founded Gay Men's Health Crisis (b. 1941)
1986
Haldun Taner, Turkish playwright and author (b. 1915)
1978
Mort Weisinger, American journalist and author (b. 1915)
1976
Alison Uttley, English children's book writer (b. 1884)
1967
Margaret Larkin, American writer and poet (b. 1899)
1958
Mihkel Lüdig, Estonian organist, composer, and conductor (b. 1880)
1951
Warner Baxter, American actor (b. 1889)
1946
Herbert Macaulay, Nigerian journalist and politician (b. 1864)
1943
Fethi Okyar, Turkish colonel and politician, 2nd Prime Minister of Turkey (b. 1880)
1942
Felix Weingartner, Croatian pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1863)
1941
James George Frazer, Scottish-English anthropologist and academic (b. 1854)
1940
George Lansbury, English journalist and politician (b. 1859)
1938
Octavian Goga, Romanian politician, former Prime Minister (b. 1881)
1937
Ernst A. Lehmann, German captain and author (b. 1886)
1925
William Lever, 1st Viscount Leverhulme, English businessman and politician (b. 1851)
1924
Alluri Sitarama Raju, Indian activist (b. 1897/1898)
1922
Max Wagenknecht, German pianist and composer (b. 1857)
1917
Albert Ball, English fighter pilot (b. 1896)
1902
Agostino Roscelli, Italian priest and saint (b. 1818)
1896
H. H. Holmes, American serial killer (b. 1861)
1887
C. F. W. Walther, German-American religious leader and theologian (b. 1811)
1876
William Buell Sprague, American clergyman, historian, and author (b. 1795)
1872
Alexander Loyd, American carpenter and politician, 4th Mayor of Chicago (b. 1805)
1868
Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux, Scottish lawyer and politician, Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain (b. 1778)
1840
Caspar David Friedrich, German painter and educator (b. 1774)
1825
Antonio Salieri, Italian composer and conductor (b. 1750)
1815
Jabez Bowen, American colonel and politician, 45th Deputy Governor of Rhode Island (b. 1739)
1805
William Petty, 2nd Earl of Shelburne, Irish-English general and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1737)
1800
Niccolò Piccinni, Italian composer (b. 1728)
1793
Pietro Nardini, Italian violinist and composer (b. 1722)
1718
Mary of Modena (b. 1658)
1685
Bajo Pivljanin (b. 1630)
1682
Feodor III of Russia (b. 1661)
1667
Johann Jakob Froberger, German organist and composer (b. 1616)
1617
David Fabricius, German astronomer and theologian (b. 1564)
1539
Ottaviano Petrucci, Italian printer (b. 1466)
1523
Franz von Sickingen, German knight (b. 1481)
1494
Eskender, Emperor of Ethiopia (b. 1471)
1427
Thomas la Warr, 5th Baron De La Warr, English priest (b. 1352)
1243
Hugh d'Aubigny, 5th Earl of Arundel
1234
Otto I, Duke of Merania (b. c. 1180)
1205
Ladislaus III of Hungary (b. 1201)
1202
Hamelin de Warenne, Earl of Surrey
1166
William I of Sicily
1092
Remigius de Fécamp, English monk and bishop
1014
Bagrat III, 1st King of Georgia (b. 960)
973
Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 912)
833
Ibn Hisham, Muslim historian
721
John of Beverley, bishop of York