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On This Day in History:  November 1

November 1 is the 305th day of the year (306th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 60 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2019
New Jersey Lottery celebrates 50-year anniversary. New Jersey is celebrating the Golden Anniversary of voters approving the establishment of a State Lottery, which at the time made New Jersey only the third U.S. state to pass a legal lottery.
2017
Lottery terminal that sold biggest winning ticket to go on tour. The Massachusetts Lottery terminal that sold the largest winning lottery ticket ever claimed by a single winner is now on display.
2016
San Francisco man defies odds; claims 2nd lottery jackpot. A lucky San Francisco man recently became a multi-millionaire after winning a top prize from a California Lottery ticket for the second time in a little over a year.
2016
Lottery supplier defends role in CT Lottery scandal. Scientific Games, the international gambling-games giant, is defending what appears to be a year-long cascade of glitches and failed oversight that led to an insider hacking scandal and the shutdown of the Connecticut Lottery's popular "5 Card Cash" game.
2016
Report finds no conspiracy in CT Lottery scandal. New details of how vendors outsmarted their lottery terminals and printed themselves hundreds of thousands of dollars in instant, winning "5 Card Cash" tickets, are revealed in the Connecticut Lottery Corp.'s final assessment of the scandal.
2015
UK Lottery fears website error caused players to discard winning tickets. The United Kingdom National Lottery is putting out an urgent call for players to re-check their Lotto tickets from the Oct. 10 drawing because the Lottery published the wrong numbers on their website.
2014
$321 MILLION: Mega Millions jackpot is red hot. The multi-state Mega Millions lottery game continued its months-long climb Friday night, and is now at the point where jackpot rolls are sharply increased.
2011
8 winners claim $23.5M in jackpots at NY Lottery Halloween party. Eight New York Lottery winners were invited to a Halloween shindig they’ll never forget, taking home a total of $23.5 million in jackpots.
2010
$50 million lottery man 'still in shock'. It appears the reality hasn't sunken in yet for a Vancouver man who won last week's $50 million Lotto Max jackpot.
2010
Illinois Lottery Halloween raffle awards treats for grownups. The Illinois Lottery held its eighth-ever Millionaire Raffle drawing yesterday -- its third on Halloween -- which instantly created four new millionaires.
2009
Illinois Lottery Halloween raffle awards treats for grownups. The Illinois Lottery held its fifth-ever Millionaire Raffle drawing yesterday -- the second on Halloween -- which instantly created four millionaires.
2007
Lottery Post announces Lottery Results Gadget for Windows Vista. Lottery Post announced today the release of the Lottery Results Gadget for Windows Vista, which for the first time delivers virtually real-time lottery results directly to individuals' Windows desktops worldwide.
2005
Thieves uncover hole in Okla. lottery planning. A flaw in security allowed thieves to steal lottery tickets from an Oklahoma store and redeem them before lottery officials could deactivate the ticket identification codes.
2005
Texas Lottery will guarantee advertised jackpots. The Texas Lottery Commission approved guaranteed Lotto Texas jackpots Monday, a measure designed to win back player confidence and avoid more inflated prize estimates by the nation's third-largest lottery.
2005
Rumors of minor’s lottery buy unfounded. Oregon lottery officials said Monday there's no truth to reports that they're investigating whether a 17-year-old bought a $340 million Powerball lottery ticket believed to belong to a Medford family.
2005
N.C. lottery director candidates to be interviewed next week. North Carolina lottery officials plan to interview candidates for their top staff post next week, a key move in their effort to start selling state gaming tickets by next spring.
2005
Georgia lottery machines knocked offline by software glitch. A glitch caused by a "routine software update" knocked Georgia's lottery network offline early Monday, leaving customers and retailers unable to print or redeem tickets for the games.
2005
Audit: 3,000 NY lottery operators didn't pay state taxes. More than 3,000 New York retailers licensed to operate lucrative state lottery machines failed to pay their state taxes, according to an audit released Monday.
2003
Bloomington couple claims Powerball jackpot. A Bloomington, Indiana couple on Friday claimed about $5.2 million in cash with the second winning Powerball ticket sold in Indiana in less than a week.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$321 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 4, 2014
2.$254.2 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 2, 2011
3.$198 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 2, 2016
4.€131 Million
US$167.18 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Nov 3, 2006
5.$165 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 1, 2005
6.$159 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 1, 2014
7.€119 Million
US$153.03 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Nov 2, 2012
8.$150 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 2, 2019
9.€100 Million
US$148.61 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Nov 6, 2009
10.$144.1 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 4, 2015
11.$144 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 3, 2015
12.$124 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 3, 2012
13.$118 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 1, 2019
14.$104 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 3, 2010
15.€90 Million
US$102.65 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Nov 2, 2018
16.€87 Million
US$99.23 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Nov 2, 2018
17.$93 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 1, 2006
18.€80 Million
US$89.3 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Nov 1, 2019
19.$87 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 1, 2013
20.$78 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 1, 2011
21.$75 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 2, 2007
22.€65.94 Million
US$73.61 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Nov 1, 2019
23.$69 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 1, 2002
24.€58.49 Million
US$66.61 Million
Draw Date
Nov 3, 2018
25.$66 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 4, 2009

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1991
Friday, Nov 1, 1991
28 years old
1984
Thursday, Nov 1, 1984
35 years old
1980
Saturday, Nov 1, 1980
39 years old
1976
Monday, Nov 1, 1976
43 years old
1967
Wednesday, Nov 1, 1967
52 years old
1965
Monday, Nov 1, 1965
54 years old
1964
Sunday, Nov 1, 1964
55 years old
1963
Friday, Nov 1, 1963
56 years old
1961
Wednesday, Nov 1, 1961
58 years old
1953
Sunday, Nov 1, 1953
66 years old
1948
Monday, Nov 1, 1948
71 years old
1944
Wednesday, Nov 1, 1944
75 years old
1940
Friday, Nov 1, 1940
79 years old
1939
Wednesday, Nov 1, 1939
80 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day

2012
A fuel tank truck crashes and explodes in the Saudi Arabian capital Riyadh, killing 26 people and injuring 135.
2000
The Republic of Serbia and Montenegro joins the United Nations.
1993
The Maastricht Treaty takes effect, formally establishing the European Union.
1987
British Rail Class 43 (HST) hits the record speed of 238 km/h for rail vehicles with on-board fuel to generate electricity for traction motors.
1984
After the assassination of Indira Gandhi, Prime Minister of India on 31 October 1984, by two of her Sikh bodyguards, anti-Sikh riots erupts.
1982
Honda becomes the first Asian automobile company to produce cars in the United States with the opening of its factory in Marysville, Ohio; a Honda Accord is the first car produced there.
1981
Antigua and Barbuda gains independence from the United Kingdom.
1979
In Bolivia, Colonel Alberto Natusch executes a bloody coup d'état against the constitutional government of Wálter Guevara.
1973
Watergate scandal: Leon Jaworski is appointed as the new Watergate Special Prosecutor.
1973
The Indian state of Mysore is renamed as Karnataka to represent all the regions within Karunadu.
1970
Club Cinq-Sept fire in Saint-Laurent-du-Pont, France kills 146 young people.
1968
The Motion Picture Association of America's film rating system is officially introduced, originating with the ratings G, M, R, and X.
1963
The Arecibo Observatory in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, with the largest radio telescope ever constructed, officially opens.
1963
The 1963 South Vietnamese coup begins
1960
While campaigning for President of the United States, John F. Kennedy announces his idea of the Peace Corps.
1957
The Mackinac Bridge, the world's longest suspension bridge between anchorages at the time, opens to traffic connecting Michigan's upper and lower peninsulas.
1956
The Indian states Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, and Mysore are formally created under the States Reorganisation Act; Kanyakumari district is joined to Tamil Nadu from Kerala.
1956
Hungarian Revolution: Imre Nagy announces Hungary's neutrality and withdrawal from the Warsaw Pact. Soviet troops begin to re-enter Hungary, contrary to assurances by the Soviet government. János Kádár and Ferenc Münnich secretly defect to the Soviets.
1956
The Springhill mining disaster in Springhill, Nova Scotia kills 39 miners; 88 are rescued.
1955
The Vietnam War begins.
1955
The bombing of United Airlines Flight 629 occurs near Longmont, Colorado, killing all 39 passengers and five crew members aboard the Douglas DC-6B airliner.
1954
The Front de Libération Nationale fires the first shots of the Algerian War of Independence.
1952
Nuclear weapons testing: The United States successfully detonates Ivy Mike, the first thermonuclear device, at the Eniwetok atoll. The explosion had a yield of ten megatons TNT equivalent.
1951
Operation Buster-Jangle: Six thousand five hundred American soldiers are exposed to 'Desert Rock' atomic explosions for training purposes in Nevada. Participation is not voluntary.
1950
Puerto Rican nationalists Griselio Torresola and Oscar Collazo attempt to assassinate US President Harry S. Truman at Blair House.
1950
Pope Pius XII claims papal infallibility when he formally defines the dogma of the Assumption of Mary.
1948
Six thousand people die when a Chinese merchant ship explodes and sinks off southern Manchuria.
1948
Athenagoras I, Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, is enthroned.
1945
The official North Korean newspaper, Rodong Sinmun, is first published under the name Chongro.
1944
World War II: Units of the British Army land at Walcheren in the Netherlands.
1944
World War II: A United States Army Air Forces F-13 Superfortress conducted the first flight by an Allied aircraft over the Tokyo region of Japan since the 1942 Doolittle Raid.
1943
World War II: In the Battle of Empress Augusta Bay, United States Marines, the 3rd Marine Division, land on Bougainville in the Solomon Islands.
1943
World War II: In support of the landings on Bougainville, U.S. aircraft carrier forces attack the huge Japanese base at Rabaul.
1942
World War II: Matanikau Offensive begins during the Guadalcanal Campaign and ends three days later with an American victory.
1941
American photographer Ansel Adams takes a picture of a moonrise over the town of Hernandez, New Mexico that would become one of the most famous images in the history of photography.
1938
Seabiscuit defeats War Admiral in an upset victory during a match race deemed "the match of the century" in horse racing.
1937
Stalinists execute Pastor Paul Hamberg and seven members of Azerbaijan's Lutheran community.
1928
The Law on the Adoption and Implementation of the Turkish Alphabet, replaces the Arabic alphabet with the Latin alphabet.
1922
Abolition of the Ottoman sultanate: The last sultan of the Ottoman Empire, Mehmed VI, abdicates.
1920
American fishing schooner Esperanto defeats the Canadian fishing schooner Delawana in the First International Fishing Schooner Championship Races in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
1918
Malbone Street Wreck: The worst rapid transit accident in US history occurs under the intersection of Malbone Street and Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, New York City, with at least 102 deaths.
1918
Western Ukraine separates from Austria-Hungary.
1916
In Russia, Pavel Milyukov delivers in the State Duma the famous "stupidity or treason" speech, precipitating the downfall of the government of Boris Stürmer.
1914
World War I: The first British Royal Navy defeat of the war with Germany, the Battle of Coronel, is fought off of the western coast of Chile, in the Pacific, with the loss of HMS Good Hope and HMS Monmouth.
1914
World War I: The Australian Imperial Force (AIF) departed by ship in a single convoy from Albany, Western Australia bound for Egypt.
1911
World's first combat aerial bombing mission takes place in Libya during the Italo-Turkish War. Second Lieutenant Giulio Gavotti of Italy drops several small bombs.
1901
Sigma Phi Epsilon, the largest national male collegiate fraternity, is established at Richmond College, in Richmond, Virginia.
1897
The first Library of Congress building opens its doors to the public; the library had previously been housed in the Congressional Reading Room in the U.S. Capitol.
1896
A picture showing the bare breasts of a woman appears in National Geographic magazine for the first time.
1894
Nicholas II becomes the new (and last) Tsar of Russia after his father, Alexander III, dies.
1894
Buffalo Bill, 15 of his Indians, and Annie Oakley were filmed by Thomas Edison in his Black Maria Studio in West Orange, New Jersey.
1893
The Battle of Bembezi took place and was the most decisive battle won by the British in the First Matabele War of 1893.
1884
The Gaelic Athletic Association is set up in Hayes's Hotel in Thurles, County Tipperary.
1870
In the United States, the Weather Bureau (later renamed the National Weather Service) makes its first official meteorological forecast.
1861
American Civil War: U.S. President Abraham Lincoln appoints George B. McClellan as the commander of the Union Army, replacing General Winfield Scott.
1848
In Boston, Massachusetts, the first medical school for women, Boston Female Medical School (which later merged with the Boston University School of Medicine), opens.
1814
Congress of Vienna opens to re-draw the European political map after the defeat of France in the Napoleonic Wars.
1805
Napoleon Bonaparte invades Austria during the War of the Third Coalition.
1800
John Adams becomes the first President of the United States to live in the Executive Mansion (later renamed the White House).
1790
Edmund Burke publishes Reflections on the Revolution in France, in which he predicts that the French Revolution will end in a disaster.
1765
The British Parliament enacts the Stamp Act on the Thirteen Colonies in order to help pay for British military operations in North America.
1755
In Portugal, Lisbon is totally devastated by a massive earthquake and tsunami, killing between 60,000 and 90,000 people.
1688
William III of Orange sets out a second time from Hellevoetsluis in the Netherlands to seize the crowns of England, Scotland and Ireland from King James II of England during the Glorious Revolution.
1683
The British Crown colony of New York is subdivided into 12 counties.
1612
During the Time of Troubles, Polish troops are expelled from Moscow's Kitay-gorod by Russian troops under the command of Dmitry Pozharsky (22 October O.S.) .
1611
Shakespeare's play The Tempest is performed for the first time, at Whitehall Palace in London.
1604
William Shakespeare's tragedy Othello is performed for the first time, at Whitehall Palace in London.
1570
The All Saints' Flood devastates the Dutch coast.
1555
French Huguenots establish the France Antarctique colony in present-day Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
1520
The Strait of Magellan, the passage immediately south of mainland South America connecting the Pacific and the Atlantic Oceans, is first discovered and navigated by European explorer Ferdinand Magellan during the first recorded circumnavigation voyage.
1512
The ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, painted by Michelangelo, is exhibited to the public for the first time.
1503
Pope Julius II is elected.
1348
The anti-royalist Union of Valencia attacks the Jews of Murviedro on the pretext that they are serfs of the King of Valencia and thus "royalists".
1214
The port city of Sinope surrenders to the Seljuq Turks.
1179
Philip II is crowned as 'King of France'.
1141
Empress Matilda's reign as 'Lady of the English' ends with Stephen of Blois regaining the title of 'King of England'.
1009
Berber forces led by Sulayman ibn al-Hakam defeat the Umayyad caliph Muhammad II of Córdoba in the battle of Alcolea.
996
Emperor Otto III issues a deed to Gottschalk, Bishop of Freising, which is the oldest known document using the name Ostarrîchi (Austria in Old High German).
365
The Alemanni cross the Rhine and invade Gaul. Emperor Valentinian I moves to Paris to command the army and defend the Gallic cities.

Births On This Day

1996
Lil Peep, American singer and rapper (d. 2017)
1995
Margarita Mamun, Russian gymnast
1994
James Ward-Prowse, English footballer
1991
Eyþór Arnarson, Icelandic skier
1991
Reece Brown, English footballer
1991
Jiang Yuyuan, Chinese gymnast
1988
Masahiro Tanaka, Japanese baseball player
1987
Ileana D'Cruz, Indian film actress
1986
Penn Badgley, American actor and television personality
1986
Ksenija Balta, Estonian high jumper, sprinter, and heptathlete
1984
Miloš Krasić, Serbian footballer
1983
Matt Moulson, Canadian ice hockey player
1983
Yuko Ogura, Japanese model and singer
1983
Josh Wicks, American soccer player
1983
Jon Wilkin, English rugby player
1982
Bradley Orr, English footballer
1982
Warren Spragg, English-Italian rugby player
1980
Bilgin Defterli, Turkish footballer
1979
Milan Dudić, Serbian footballer
1979
Alex Prager, American photographer and director
1978
Danny Koevermans, Dutch footballer and manager
1978
Helen Czerski, English physicist and oceanographer
1976
Sergei Artyukhin, Russian-Belarusian wrestler (d. 2012)
1975
Bo Bice, American singer and musician
1975
Keryn Jordan, South African footballer (d. 2013)
1975
Megan Wing, Canadian figure skater and coach
1974
V. V. S. Laxman, Indian cricketer
1973
Geoff Horsfield, English footballer and manager
1973
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Indian model and actress.
1972
Toni Collette, Australian actress
1972
Paul Dickov, Scottish footballer and manager
1972
Jenny McCarthy, American actress and model
1970
Sherwin Campbell, Barbadian cricketer
1969
Tie Domi, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster
1967
Tina Arena, Australian singer-songwriter, producer, and actress
1967
Carla van de Puttelaar, Dutch photographer
1966
Willie D, American rapper and entrepreneur
1966
Mary Hansen, Australian singer and musician (Stereolab) (d. 2002)
1966
Gary Howell, American businessman and politician
1966
Jeremy Hunt, English businessman and politician, Secretary of State for Health
1965
Michael Daley, Australian politician
1965
Patrik Ringborg, Swedish conductor
1964
Sophie B. Hawkins, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1963
Rick Allen, English rock drummer (Def Leppard)
1963
Nita Ambani, Indian businesswoman
1963
Mark Hughes, Welsh footballer and manager
1963
Big Kenny, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1962
Sharron Davies, English swimmer
1962
Magne Furuholmen, Norwegian singer-songwriter and guitarist
1962
Anthony Kiedis, American singer-songwriter
1961
Louise Boije af Gennäs, Swedish author and screenwriter
1961
Anne Donovan, American basketball player and coach (d. 2018)
1961
Nicky Grist, Welsh race car driver
1961
Calvin Johnson, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1961
Heng Swee Keat, Singaporean politician
1960
Tim Cook, American businessman and engineer, current CEO of Apple Inc.
1960
Fernando Valenzuela, Mexican baseball player, coach, and sportscaster
1959
Susanna Clarke, English author and educator
1958
Mark Austin, English journalist
1958
Joe DeRenzo, American drummer, composer, and producer
1958
Robert Hart, English singer-songwriter
1957
Lyle Lovett, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1957
Murray Pierce, New Zealand rugby player
1955
Beth Leavel, American actress and singer
1955
Mike Mendoza, English radio host and politician
1953
Jan Davis, American engineer and astronaut
1953
Paul Wellings, English ecologist and academic
1951
Ronald Bell, American singer-songwriter, saxophonist, and producer
1951
Fabrice Luchini, French actor and screenwriter
1951
Craig Serjeant, Australian cricketer and chemist
1950
Mitch Kapor, American computer programmer and businessman, founded Lotus Software and Electronic Frontier Foundation
1950
Robert B. Laughlin, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
1950
Dan Peek, American singer-songwriter and musician (d. 2011)
1949
David Foster, Canadian singer-songwriter, keyboard player, and producer
1949
Michael D. Griffin, American physicist and engineer
1949
Belita Moreno, American actress and acting coach
1948
Phil Myre, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1948
Amani Abeid Karume, Zanzibar accountant and politician, 6th President of Zanzibar
1948
Bill Woodrow, English sculptor and academic
1947
Nick Owen, English journalist
1947
Jim Steinman, American songwriter and producer
1946
Ric Grech, British rock musician (d. 1990)
1946
Yuko Shimizu, Japanese graphic designer, created Hello Kitty
1945
Narendra Dabholkar, Indian author and activist, founded Maharashtra Andhashraddha Nirmoolan Samiti (d. 2013)
1945
John Williamson, Australian singer-songwriter
1944
Kinky Friedman, American singer-songwriter and author
1944
Bobby Heenan, American wrestler, manager, and sportscaster (d. 2017)
1944
Oscar Temaru, French-Polynesian soldier and politician, President of French Polynesia
1944
Rafic Hariri, Lebanese businessman and politician 60th Prime Minister of Lebanon (d. 2005)
1943
Salvatore Adamo, Italian-Belgian singer-songwriter
1943
Jacques Attali, French economist and civil servant
1942
Larry Flynt, American publisher, founded Larry Flynt Publications
1942
Ralph Klein, Canadian journalist and politician, 12th Premier of Alberta (d. 2013)
1942
Marcia Wallace, American actress and comedian (d. 2013)
1941
Alfio Basile, Argentinian footballer and manager
1941
Robert Foxworth, American actor and director
1941
John Pullin, English rugby player
1940
Roger Kellaway, American pianist and composer
1940
Ramesh Chandra Lahoti, Indian lawyer and jurist, 35th Chief Justice of India
1940
Bruce Grocott, Baron Grocott, English academic and politician
1940
Barry Sadler, American sergeant, author, actor, and singer-songwriter (d. 1989)
1938
Nicholasa Mohr, Puerto Rican American Nuyorican writer
1937
Bill Anderson, American country music singer-songwriter
1936
Eddie Colman, English footballer (d. 1958)
1936
Katsuhisa Hattori, Japanese composer and conductor
1936
Shizuka Kamei, Japanese lawyer and politician
1935
Gary Player, South African golfer and sportscaster
1935
Edward Said, Palestinian-American theorist, author, and academic (d. 2003)
1934
Umberto Agnelli, Swiss-Italian businessman and politician (d. 2004)
1934
Gillian Knight, English soprano and actress
1934
William Mathias, Welsh pianist and composer (d. 1992)
1933
Antoine Kohn, Luxembourgian footballer and manager (d. 2012)
1932
Al Arbour, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 2015)
1932
Francis Arinze, Nigerian cardinal
1931
Yossef Gutfreund, Israeli wrestler and coach (d. 1972)
1931
Shunsuke Kikuchi, Japanese composer
1931
Arne Pedersen, Norwegian footballer and manager (d. 2013)
1930
A. R. Gurney, American playwright and author (d. 2017)
1930
Russ Kemmerer, American baseball player and coach (d. 2014)
1929
Nicholas Mavroules, American lawyer and politician (d. 2003)
1928
James Bradford, American weightlifter (d. 2013)
1927
Vic Power, Puerto Rican-American baseball player and coach (d. 2005)
1927
Marcel Ophüls, German documentary filmmaker
1926
Stephen Antonakos, Greek-American sculptor (d. 2013)
1926
Betsy Palmer, American actress and game show panelist (d. 2015)
1924
Süleyman Demirel, Turkish engineer and politician, 9th President of Turkey (d. 2015)
1924
Jean-Luc Pépin, Canadian academic and politician, 19th Canadian Minister of Labour (d. 1995)
1923
Victoria de los Ángeles, Spanish soprano and actress (d. 2005)
1923
Gordon R. Dickson, Canadian-American author (d. 2001)
1923
Menachem Elon, German-Israeli academic and jurist (d. 2013)
1923
Carlos Páez Vilaró, Uruguayan painter and sculptor (d. 2014)
1922
George S. Irving, American actor (d. 2016)
1921
John W. Peterson, American pilot and songwriter (d. 2006)
1921
Harald Quandt, German businessman (d. 1967)
1920
James J. Kilpatrick, American journalist and author (d. 2010)
1920
Ted Lowe, English sportscaster (d. 2011)
1919
Hermann Bondi, English-Austrian mathematician and cosmologist (d. 2005)
1918
Ken Miles, English-American race car driver (d. 1966)
1917
Zenna Henderson, American author (d.1983)
1917
Clarence E. Miller, American engineer and politician (d. 2011)
1915
Margaret Taylor-Burroughs, American painter, poet, and educator, co-founded the DuSable Museum of African American History (d. 2010)
1914
Moshe Teitelbaum, Romanian-American rabbi (d. 2006)
1912
Gunther Plaut, German-Canadian rabbi and author (d. 2012)
1911
Mingun Sayadaw, Burmese monk and scholar (d. 1993)
1911
Henri Troyat, French historian and author (d. 2007)
1909
Hans Mork, South African-Australian rugby league player (d. 1960)
1907
Maxie Rosenbloom, American boxer (d. 1976)
1906
Johnny Indrisano, American boxer (d. 1968)
1905
Paul-Émile Borduas, Canadian-French painter and educator (d. 1960)
1904
Laura LaPlante, American silent film actress (d. 1996)
1903
Max Adrian, Irish-born British actor (d. 1973)
1903
Edward Greeves, Jr., Australian footballer (d. 1963)
1902
Nordahl Grieg, Norwegian journalist, author, poet, and playwright (d. 1943)
1902
Eugen Jochum, German conductor (d. 1987)
1898
Arthur Legat, Belgian race car driver (d. 1960)
1898
Sippie Wallace, American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 1986)
1896
Edmund Blunden, English author, poet, and critic (d. 1974)
1889
Hannah Höch, German painter and photographer (d. 1978)
1889
Philip Noel-Baker, Baron Noel-Baker, English academic and politician, Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1982)
1888
George Kenner, German-American painter and illustrator (d. 1971)
1888
Michał Sopoćko, Polish cleric and academic (d. 1975)
1887
L.S. Lowry, English painter and illustrator (d. 1976)
1886
Hermann Broch, Austrian-American author and poet (d. 1951)
1886
Sakutarō Hagiwara, Japanese poet and critic (d. 1942)
1881
Perikles Ioannidis, Greek admiral (d. 1965)
1880
Sholem Asch, Polish-American author and playwright (d. 1957)
1880
Grantland Rice, American journalist and poet (d. 1954)
1880
Alfred Wegener, German meteorologist and geophysicist (d. 1930)
1878
Konrad Mägi, Estonian painter and educator (d. 1925)
1878
Carlos Saavedra Lamas, Argentinian academic and politician, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1959)
1877
Roger Quilter, English composer (d. 1953)
1872
Louis Dewis, Belgian-French painter (d. 1946)
1871
Stephen Crane, American poet, novelist, and short story writer (d. 1900)
1864
Princess Elisabeth of Hesse and by Rhine (d. 1918)
1862
Johan Wagenaar, Dutch organist and composer (d. 1941)
1859
Charles Brantley Aycock, American educator, lawyer, and politician, 50th Governor of North Carolina (d. 1912)
1849
William Merritt Chase, American painter and educator (d. 1916)
1848
Caroline Still Anderson, African-American physician, educator and abolitionist (d. 1919)
1847
Emma Albani, Canadian-English soprano and actress (d. 1930)
1847
Hiệp Hòa, Vietnamese emperor (d. 1883)
1839
Ahmed Muhtar Pasha, Ottoman general and politician, 227th Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire (d. 1919)
1838
11th Dalai Lama (d. 1856)
1831
Harry Atkinson, English-New Zealand politician, 10th Prime Minister of New Zealand (d. 1892)
1808
John Taylor, English-American religious leader, 3rd President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (d. 1887)
1782
F. J. Robinson, 1st Viscount Goderich, English politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1859)
1778
Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden (d. 1837)
1769
Garlieb Merkel, German author and activist (d. 1850)
1762
Spencer Perceval, English lawyer and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1812)
1757
Antonio Canova, Italian sculptor and educator (d. 1822)
1752
Józef Zajączek, Polish general, politician (d. 1826)
1727
Ivan Shuvalov, Russian art collector and philanthropist (d. 1797)
1720
Toussaint-Guillaume Picquet de la Motte, French admiral (d. 1791)
1666
James Sherard, English botanist and curator (d. 1738)
1661
Florent Carton Dancourt, French actor and playwright (d. 1725)
1643
John Strype, English priest, historian, and author (d. 1737)
1636
Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux, French poet and critic (d. 1711)
1625
Oliver Plunkett, Irish archbishop and saint (d. 1681)
1611
François-Marie, comte de Broglie, Italian-French commander (d. 1656)
1609
Matthew Hale, Lord Chief Justice of England (d. 1676)
1607
Georg Philipp Harsdörffer, German poet and translator (d. 1658)
1596
Pietro da Cortona, Italian painter (d. 1669)
1585
Jan Brożek, Polish mathematician, physician, and astronomer (d. 1652)
1567
Diego Sarmiento de Acuña, 1st Count of Gondomar, Spanish academic and diplomat (d. 1626)
1550
Henry of Saxe-Lauenburg, Prince-Archbishop of Bremen, Prince-Bishop of Osnabruck and Paderborn (d. 1585)
1539
Pierre Pithou, French lawyer and scholar (d. 1596)
1530
Étienne de La Boétie, French philosopher and judge (d. 1563)
1527
William Brooke, 10th Baron Cobham, English noble and politician (d. 1597)
1526
Catherine Jagiellon, queen of John III of Sweden (d. 1583)
1522
Andrew Corbet, English landowner and politician (d. 1578)
1499
Rodrigo of Aragon, Italian noble (d. 1512)
1498
Giovanni Ricci, Italian cardinal (d. 1574)
1419
Albert II, Duke of Brunswick-Grubenhagen (d. 1485)
1351
Leopold III, Duke of Austria (d. 1386)
1339
Rudolf IV, Duke of Austria (d. 1365)
846
Louis the Stammerer, Frankish king (d. 879)

Deaths On This Day

2015
Thomas R. Fitzgerald, American lawyer and judge (b. 1941)
2015
Houston McTear, American sprinter (b. 1957)
2015
Charles Duncan Michener, American entomologist and academic (b. 1918)
2015
Günter Schabowski, German journalist and politician (b. 1929)
2015
Fred Thompson, American actor, lawyer, and politician (b. 1942)
2014
Joel Barnett, Baron Barnett, English accountant and politician, Chief Secretary to the Treasury (b. 1923)
2014
Jackie Fairweather, Australian runner and coach (b. 1967)
2014
Abednigo Ngcobo, South African footballer (b. 1950)
2014
Jean-Pierre Roy, Canadian-American baseball player, manager, and sportscaster (b. 1920)
2014
Wayne Static, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1965)
2013
John Y. McCollister, American lieutenant and politician (b. 1921)
2013
Piet Rietveld, Dutch economist and academic (b. 1952)
2012
Agustín García Calvo, Spanish poet, playwright, and philosopher (b. 1926)
2012
Mitch Lucker, American singer (b. 1984)
2012
Pascual Pérez, Dominican baseball player (b. 1957)
2011
Cahit Aral, Turkish engineer and politician, Turkish Minister of Industry and Commerce (b. 1927)
2010
Ernesto Presas, Filipino martial artist, founded Kombatan (b. 1945)
2010
Diana Wellesley, Duchess of Wellington (b. 1922)
2009
Esther Hautzig, Lithuanian-American author (b. 1930)
2009
Endel Laas, Estonian scientist and academic (b. 1915)
2009
Robert H. Rines, American violinist and composer (b. 1922)
2008
Jacques Piccard, Swiss oceanographer and engineer (b. 1922)
2008
Shakir Stewart, American record producer (b. 1974)
2008
Yma Sumac, Peruvian-American soprano and actress (b. 1922/1923)
2007
S. Ali Raza, Indian director and screenwriter (b. 1922)
2007
Paul Tibbets, American general (b. 1915)
2006
Adrienne Shelly, American actress, director, and screenwriter (b. 1966)
2006
William Styron, American novelist and essayist (b. 1925)
2005
Skitch Henderson, American pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1918)
2005
Michael Piller, American screenwriter and producer (b. 1948)
2004
Mac Dre, American rapper and producer, founded Thizz Entertainment (b. 1970)
2004
Terry Knight, American singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1943)
2002
Ekrem Akurgal, Turkish archaeologist and academic (b. 1911)
2001
John S. Romanides, Greek priest, author, and educator (b. 1928)
2000
George Armstrong, English footballer and manager (b. 1944)
1999
Theodore Hall, American physicist and spy (b. 1925)
1999
Walter Payton, American football player and race car driver (b. 1954)
1996
J. R. Jayewardene, Sri Lankan lawyer and politician, 2nd President of Sri Lanka (b. 1906)
1994
Noah Beery, Jr., American actor (b. 1913)
1993
Severo Ochoa, Spanish-American biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1905)
1993
A. N. Sherwin-White, English historian and scholar (b. 1911)
1987
René Lévesque, Canadian journalist and politician, 23rd Premier of Quebec (b. 1922)
1986
Serge Garant, Canadian composer and conductor (b. 1929)
1985
Arnold Pihlak, Estonian-English footballer (b. 1902)
1985
Phil Silvers, American actor and comedian (b. 1911)
1984
Norman Krasna, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1909)
1983
Anthony van Hoboken, Dutch-Swiss musicologist and author (b. 1887)
1982
James Broderick, American actor and director (b. 1927)
1982
King Vidor, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1894)
1972
Waldemar Hammenhög, Swedish author (b. 1902)
1972
Robert MacArthur, Canadian-American ecologist and academic (b. 1930)
1972
Ezra Pound, American poet and critic (b. 1885)
1970
Robert Staughton Lynd, American sociologist and academic (b. 1892)
1968
Georgios Papandreou, Greek economist and politician, 134th Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1888)
1962
Ricardo Rodríguez, Mexican race car driver (b. 1942)
1958
Yahya Kemal Beyatlı, Turkish poet, author, and diplomat (b. 1884)
1955
Dale Carnegie, American author and educator (b. 1888)
1952
Dixie Lee, American singer (b. 1911)
1942
Hugo Distler, German organist, composer, and conductor (b. 1908)
1938
Charles Weeghman, American businessman (b. 1874)
1925
Max Linder, French actor, director, screenwriter, producer and comedian (b. 1883)
1907
Alfred Jarry, French author and playwright (b. 1873)
1903
Theodor Mommsen, German archaeologist, journalist, and politician, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1817)
1894
Alexander III of Russia (b. 1845)
1888
Nikolay Przhevalsky, Russian geographer and explorer (b. 1838)
1814
Alexander Samoylov, Russian general and politician, Russian Minister of Justice (b. 1744)
1700
Charles II of Spain (b. 1661)
1678
William Coddington, American judge and politician, 1st Governor of Rhode Island (b. 1601)
1676
Gisbertus Voetius, Dutch minister and theologian (b. 1589)
1642
Jean Nicolet, French-Canadian explorer (b. 1598)
1629
Hendrick ter Brugghen, Dutch painter (b. 1588)
1597
Edward Kelley, English spirit medium (b. 1555)
1596
Pierre Pithou, French lawyer and scholar (b. 1539)
1588
Jean Daurat, French poet and scholar (b. 1508)
1546
Giulio Romano, Italian painter and architect (b. 1499)
1496
Filippo Buonaccorsi (Filip Callimachus), Italian humanist writer (b. 1437)
1461
David of Trebizond (b. 1408)
1423
Nicholas Eudaimonoioannes, Byzantine diplomat
1406
Joanna, Duchess of Brabant (b. 1322)
1399
John IV, Duke of Brittany (b. 1339)
1391
Amadeus VII, Count of Savoy (b. 1360)
1324
John de Halton, Bishop of Carlisle
1319
Uguccione della Faggiuola, Italian condottieri (b. c. 1250)
1296
Guillaume Durand, French bishop and theologian (b. 1230)
1038
Herman I, Margrave of Meissen (b. c. 980)
970
Boso of Merseburg, German bishop
934
Beornstan of Winchester, English bishop