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On This Day in History:  November 27

November 27 is the 331st day of the year (332nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 34 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2019
Mover who plays the lottery in every state finally hits the jackpot in North Carolina. A stop in North Carolina paid off big for a mover from New York.
2018
Tennessee Lottery CEO elected President of the World Lottery Association. Rebecca P. Hargrove, President and CEO of the Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation, has been unanimously elected and is the first female President of the World Lottery Association (WLA).
2016
$420.9 million Powerball jackpot won in Tennessee. For the sixth time, a Tennessee Lottery player has won a Powerball jackpot — this time it's a $420.9 million grand prize for a very lucky person who purchased a ticket in Lafayette (Macon County).
2014
Happy Thanksgiving. Happy Thanksgiving from the Lottery Post staff.
2013
$230 MILLION: Mega Millions jackpot rolls. Lottery players across the United States are buying their Mega Millions tickets in preparation for Friday's massive $230 million drawing, after nobody won Tuesday's $205 million jackpot.
2012
Powerball selling 100,000 tickets per minute. Player enthusiasm nationwide for Wednesday night's Powerball jackpot, the largest in Powerball history, has resulted in record sales leading to an increase today in the estimated jackpot amount to $500 million -- currently the largest in the world, and the second largest jackpot in U.S. lottery history.
2012
$500 MILLION: Powerball jackpot increased to a half-billion dollars. Powerball tickets are being bought at such a rapid pace that the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL), which operates the Powerball game, has raised the jackpot estimate an additional $75 million before the drawing takes place Wednesday night.
2008
New York Lottery Turkey Raffle results posted. The New York Lottery's latest raffle-style game, the Turkey Raffle, was drawn today, Thanksgiving Day, and made five instant millionaires.
2008
Happy Thanksgiving. Happy Thanksgiving from the Lottery Post staff.
2007
Praying mom wins $9 million lottery jackpot. A woman on the verge of losing her home to foreclosure and without a way to pay the doctor prayed for help, and then matched all six numbers in the Colorado Lotto drawing for a $9 million jackpot.
2007
Member of "Watertown 34" wins lottery again. Athena Rush of Watertown, South Dakota, claimed the $200,000 Powerball prize she won in the drawing of November 10th.
2007
$26 million in winning Michigan lottery tickets unclaimed. People with winning lottery tickets in Michigan failed to redeem more than $26 million in winnings last fiscal year.
2007
Three employees of bar charged in Keno fraud. A Wymore woman was arraigned in Gage County Court earlier this week on charges she and other employees of Blue Springs Keno, a bar located on Broad Street in Blue Springs, Nebraska, tampered with keno machines for their own benefit.
2007
Visiting guest helps family win $200,000. For the Cremer family of Nampa, Idaho, this Thanksgiving was one to remember, thanks to a visiting brother-in-law who got them to go in on buying a Powerball ticket.
2006
Powerball lottery jackpot climbs to $74 million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Saturday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $74 million, with a cash option of $36 million.
2006
Mega Millions lottery jackpot increases to $31 million. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery drawing grew to $31 million Friday, when none of the tickets sold for Friday's drawing matched all five lotto numbers and the Mega Ball.
2006
Florida Lotto jackpot rolls over to $9 million. No ticket matched all six Florida Lotto numbers, resulting in a rollover that produced an estimated $9 million jackpot for the next drawing, lottery officials said Sunday.
2006
N.C. lottery retailers caught selling to minors. Fourteen Western North Carolina lottery retailers were cited for selling tickets to minors in the state's first test of the underage law, according to state Alcohol Law Enforcement Division records.
2003
Happy Thanksgiving!. A happy and prosperous Thanksgiving to all!

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$587.5 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 28, 2012
2.$243 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 29, 2019
3.$230 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 29, 2013
4.$172 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 27, 2018
5.$171 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 28, 2018
6.$163 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 29, 2017
7.$155 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 28, 2007
8.$132 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 28, 2017
9.$130 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 29, 2000
10.$111 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 28, 2008
11.$110 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 27, 2004
12.$101 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 30, 1994
13.$100 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 28, 2015
13.$100 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 27, 2019
15.€80 Million
US$94.97 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Nov 28, 2017
16.$90 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 29, 2014
17.$79 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 27, 2010
18.€63 Million
US$78.86 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Nov 28, 2014
19.€69.06 Million
US$78.07 Million
Draw Date
Nov 27, 2018
20.€64.51 Million
US$76.58 Million
Draw Date
Nov 28, 2017
21.$74 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 29, 2006
22.$66 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 30, 2005
23.$64 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 29, 2011
24.$61 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 28, 2014
25.$60 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 27, 2002

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1985
Wednesday, Nov 27, 1985
34 years old
1984
Tuesday, Nov 27, 1984
35 years old
1984
Tuesday, Nov 27, 1984
35 years old
1983
Sunday, Nov 27, 1983
36 years old
1982
Saturday, Nov 27, 1982
37 years old
1979
Tuesday, Nov 27, 1979
40 years old
1970
Friday, Nov 27, 1970
49 years old
1969
Thursday, Nov 27, 1969
50 years old
1967
Monday, Nov 27, 1967
52 years old
1964
Friday, Nov 27, 1964
55 years old
1959
Friday, Nov 27, 1959
60 years old
1924
Thursday, Nov 27, 1924
95 years old
(year not provided)

Worldwide Events On This Day

2015
United States: An active shooter inside a Planned Parenthood facility in Colorado Springs, Colorado, shoots at least four police officers. One officer later dies. Two civilians were also killed, and six injured. The shooter later surrendered.
2009
Nevsky Express bombing: A bomb explodes on the Nevsky Express train between Moscow and Saint Petersburg, derailing it and causing 28 deaths and 96 injuries.
2006
The House of Commons of Canada approves a motion introduced by Prime Minister Stephen Harper recognizing the Québécois as a nation within Canada.
2004
Pope John Paul II returns the relics of Saint John Chrysostom to the Eastern Orthodox Church.
2001
A hydrogen atmosphere is discovered on the extrasolar planet Osiris by the Hubble Space Telescope, the first atmosphere detected on an extrasolar planet.
1999
The centre-left Labour Party takes control of the New Zealand government with leader Helen Clark becoming the first elected female Prime Minister in New Zealand's history.
1997
Twenty-five people are killed in the second Souhane massacre in Algeria.
1992
For the second time in a year, military forces try to overthrow president Carlos Andrés Pérez in Venezuela.
1989
Avianca Flight 203: A Boeing 727 explodes in mid-air over Colombia, killing all 107 people on board and three people on the ground. The Medellín Cartel will claim responsibility for the attack.
1984
Under the Brussels Agreement signed between the governments of the United Kingdom and Spain, the former agreed to enter into discussions with Spain over Gibraltar, including sovereignty.
1983
Avianca Flight 011: A Boeing 747 crashes near Madrid's Barajas Airport, killing 181.
1978
In San Francisco, city mayor George Moscone and openly gay city supervisor Harvey Milk are assassinated by former supervisor Dan White.
1978
The Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) is founded in the city of Riha (Urfa) in Turkey.
1975
The Provisional IRA assassinates Ross McWhirter, after a press conference in which McWhirter had announced a reward for the capture of those responsible for multiple bombings and shootings across England.
1973
Twenty-fifth Amendment: The United States Senate votes 92-3 to confirm Gerald Ford as Vice President of the United States. (On December 6, the House will confirm him 387-35).
1971
The Soviet space program's Mars 2 orbiter releases a descent module. It malfunctions and crashes, but it is the first man-made object to reach the surface of Mars.
1968
Penny Ann Early became the first woman to play major professional basketball for the Kentucky Colonels in an ABA game against the Los Angeles Stars.
1965
Vietnam War: The Pentagon tells U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson that if planned operations are to succeed, the number of American troops in Vietnam has to be increased from 120,000 to 400,000.
1954
Alger Hiss is released from prison after serving 44 months for perjury.
1945
CARE (then the Cooperative for American Remittances to Europe) was founded to a send CARE Packages of food relief to Europe after World War II.
1944
World War II: RAF Fauld explosion: An explosion at a Royal Air Force ammunition dump in Staffordshire kills seventy people.
1942
World War II: At Toulon, the French navy scuttles its ships and submarines to keep them out of Nazi hands.
1940
In Romania, the ruling Iron Guard fascist party assassinates over 60 of arrested King Carol II of Romania's aides and other political dissidents.
1940
World War II: At the Battle of Cape Spartivento, the Royal Navy engages the Regia Marina in the Mediterranean Sea.
1924
In New York City, the first Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is held.
1912
Spain declares a protectorate over the north shore of Morocco.
1901
The U.S. Army War College is established.
1896
Also sprach Zarathustra by Richard Strauss is first performed.
1895
At the Swedish-Norwegian Club in Paris, Alfred Nobel signs his last will and testament, setting aside his estate to establish the Nobel Prize after he dies.
1886
German judge Emil Hartwich sustains fatal injuries in a duel, which would become the background for Theodor Fontane's Effi Briest.
1868
American Indian Wars: Battle of Washita River: United States Army Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer leads an attack on Cheyenne living on reservation land.
1863
American Civil War: Confederate cavalry leader John Hunt Morgan and several of his men escape the Ohio Penitentiary and return safely to the South.
1863
American Civil War: Battle of Mine Run: Union forces under General George Meade take up positions against troops led by Confederate General Robert E. Lee.
1856
The Coup of 1856 leads to Luxembourg's unilateral adoption of a new, reactionary constitution.
1839
In Boston, Massachusetts, the American Statistical Association is founded.
1835
James Pratt and John Smith are hanged in London; they are the last two to be executed for sodomy in England.
1830
Saint Catherine Labouré experiences a Marian apparition.
1815
Adoption of Constitution of the Kingdom of Poland.
1809
The Berners Street hoax was perpetrated by Theodore Hook in the City of Westminster, London.
1727
The foundation stone to the Jerusalem Church in Berlin is laid.
1703
The first Eddystone Lighthouse is destroyed in the Great Storm of 1703.
1095
Pope Urban II declares the First Crusade at the Council of Clermont.
602
Emperor Maurice is forced to watch his five sons be executed before being beheaded himself.
511
King Clovis I dies at Lutetia and is buried in the Abbey of St Genevieve.
395
Rufinus, praetorian prefect of the East, is murdered by Gothic mercenaries under Gainas.
176
Emperor Marcus Aurelius grants his son Commodus the rank of "Imperator" and makes him Supreme Commander of the Roman legions.
AD 25
Luoyang is declared capital of the Eastern Han dynasty by Emperor Guangwu of Han.

Births On This Day

1996
Mike Williams, Dutch DJ and record producer
1996
Andy Truong, Australian fashion designer
1995
Suliasi Vunivalu, Fijian rugby league player
1992
Ala Boratyn, Polish singer-songwriter
1992
Park Chanyeol, South Korean rapper, singer, songwriter, actor and model
1990
Josh Dubovie, English singer
1989
Michael Floyd, American football player
1989
Freddie Sears, English footballer
1988
Max Jason Mai, Slovak singer-songwriter
1986
Misato Nagano, Japanese voice actor
1986
Suresh Kumar Raina, Indian cricketer
1986
Steven Silva, American-Filipino footballer
1986
Xavi Torres, Spanish footballer
1986
Oritsé Williams, English singer-songwriter, producer, and dancer
1985
Park Soo-jin, South Korean singer
1985
Alison Pill, Canadian actress
1985
Thilo Versick, German footballer
1984
Izumi Kitta, Japanese voice actress and singer
1984
Domata Peko, American football player
1984
Leslie Dewan, American entrepreneur
1983
Professor Green, English rapper
1982
David Bellion, French footballer
1982
Aleksandr Kerzhakov, Russian footballer
1982
Tommy Robinson, English activist, co-founded the English Defence League
1981
Bruno Alves, Portuguese footballer
1981
Ryan Jimmo, Canadian mixed martial artist (d. 2016)
1981
Matthew Taylor, English footballer
1980
Jackie Greene, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1980
Veronika Portsmuth, Estonian singer and conductor
1980
Michael Yardy, English cricketer
1979
Ricky Carmichael, American motocross racer
1979
Hilary Hahn, American violinist
1979
Teemu Tainio, Finnish footballer
1978
Eszter Molnár, Hungarian tennis player
1978
Jimmy Rollins, American baseball player
1978
Mike Skinner, English rapper and producer
1978
Radek Štěpánek, Czech tennis player
1977
Willie Bloomquist, American baseball player
1976
Jean Grae, South African-American rapper and producer
1976
Chad Kilger, Canadian ice hockey player and firefighter
1976
Jaleel White, American actor and screenwriter
1975
Bad Azz, American rapper
1975
Martín Gramática, Argentinian-American football player
1975
Rain Vessenberg, Estonian footballer
1974
Wendy Houvenaghel, Northern Irish racing cyclist
1974
Alec Newman, Scottish actor
1973
Sharlto Copley, South African actor
1973
Samantha Harris, American model and television host
1973
Evan Karagias, American wrestler and actor
1973
Jin Katagiri, Japanese comedian, actor, sculptor, and potter
1973
Twista, American rapper and producer
1972
Shane Salerno, American screenwriter and producer
1971
Kirk Acevedo, American actor
1971
Larry Allen, American football player
1971
Iván Rodríguez, Puerto Rican-American baseball player
1971
Nick Van Exel, American basketball player and coach
1969
Ruth George, English politician
1969
Damian Hinds, English politician
1969
Myles Kennedy, American singer-songwriter
1968
Michael Vartan, French-American actor
1968
Al Barrow, English bass guitarist (Magnum)
1966
Andy Merrill, American television writer, producer and voice actor
1965
Danielle Ammaccapane, American golfer
1964
Robin Givens, American actress
1964
Roberto Mancini, Italian footballer and manager
1964
Hisayuki Sasaki, Japanese golfer (d. 2013)
1963
Fisher Stevens, American actor, director, and producer
1962
Charlie Benante, American drummer and songwriter
1962
Mike Bordin, American drummer
1962
Davey Boy Smith, English-Canadian wrestler (d. 2002)
1961
Samantha Bond, English actress
1961
Steve Oedekerk, American actor, director, and screenwriter
1960
Kevin Henkes, American author and illustrator
1960
Ken O'Brien, American football player and coach
1960
Tim Pawlenty, American lawyer and politician, 39th Governor of Minnesota
1960
Yulia Tymoshenko, Ukrainian economist and politician, 10th Prime Minister of Ukraine
1960
Gianni Vernetti, Italian lawyer and politician
1959
Charlie Burchill, Scottish guitarist and songwriter
1959
Viktoria Mullova, Russian violinist
1958
Tetsuya Komuro, Japanese singer-songwriter, and producer
1958
Mike Scioscia, American baseball player and manager
1957
Kenny Acheson, Northern Irish race car driver
1957
Frank Boeijen, Dutch singer-songwriter and guitarist
1957
Caroline Kennedy, American lawyer and diplomat, 29th United States Ambassador to Japan
1957
Callie Khouri, American director, producer, and screenwriter
1957
Michael A. Stackpole, American game designer and author
1957
Edda Heiðrún Backman, Icelandic actress, singer, director and artist (d. 2016)
1956
William Fichtner, American actor
1956
John McCarthy, English journalist and author
1956
Nazrin Shah of Perak, Sultan of Perak
1955
Pierre Mondou, Canadian ice hockey player
1955
Bill Nye, American engineer, educator, and television host
1954
Arthur Smith, English comedian, actor, and screenwriter
1953
Curtis Armstrong, American actor, singer, and producer
1953
Steve Bannon, American media executive and political figure
1953
Boris Grebenshchikov, Russian singer-songwriter and guitarist
1953
Tarmo Kõuts, Estonian admiral and politician
1953
Lyle Mays, American keyboardist and composer
1953
Richard Stone, American composer (d. 2001)
1952
Sheila Copps, Canadian journalist and politician, 6th Deputy Prime Minister of Canada
1952
Bappi Lahiri, Indian singer-songwriter and producer
1952
Jim Wetherbee, American captain, engineer, and astronaut
1951
Kathryn Bigelow, American director, producer, and screenwriter
1951
Vera Fischer, Brazilian actress, winner from Miss Brasil 1969 contest.
1951
Gunnar Graps, Estonian singer and guitarist (d. 2004)
1950
Gavyn Davies, English journalist and businessman
1949
Masanori Sekiya, Japanese race car driver
1947
Don Adams, American basketball player (d. 2013)
1947
Neil Rosenshein, American tenor and actor
1946
Richard Codey, American politician, 53rd Governor of New Jersey
1946
Ismaïl Omar Guelleh, Ethiopian-Djiboutian lawyer and politician, President of Djibouti
1945
James Avery, American actor (d. 2013)
1945
Phil Bloom, Dutch model and actress
1945
Randy Brecker, American trumpeter and flugelhornist
1945
Alain de Cadenet, English race car driver
1945
Benigno Fitial, Mariana Islander businessman and politician, 7th Governor of the Northern Mariana Islands
1945
Simon Townsend, Australian journalist and television host
1944
Mickey Leland, American activist and politician (d. 1989)
1943
Nicole Brossard, Canadian author and poet
1943
Jil Sander, German fashion designer, founded Jil Sander AG
1942
Henry Carr, American football player and sprinter (d. 2015)
1942
Marilyn Hacker, American poet and critic
1942
Jimi Hendrix, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 1970)
1941
Aimé Jacquet, French footballer, coach, and manager
1941
Eddie Rabbitt, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1998)
1941
Louis van Dijk, Dutch pianist
1940
Bruce Lee, American-Chinese actor, martial artist, and screenwriter (d. 1973)
1939
Dave Giusti, American baseball player and manager
1939
Laurent-Désiré Kabila, Congolese politician, President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (d. 2001)
1938
John Ashworth, English biologist and academic
1938
Apolo Nsibambi, Ugandan academic and politician, Prime Minister of Uganda
1937
Gail Sheehy, American journalist and author
1935
Les Blank, American director and producer (d. 2013)
1935
Daniel Charles, French musicologist and philosopher (d. 2008)
1935
Willie Pastrano, American boxer (d. 1997)
1934
Ammo Baba, Iraqi footballer and manager (d. 2009)
1934
Al Jackson, Jr., American drummer, songwriter, and producer (d. 1975)
1934
Gilbert Strang, American mathematician and academic
1933
Jacques Godbout, Canadian journalist, author, director, and screenwriter
1933
Gordon S. Wood, American historian and academic
1932
Benigno Aquino, Jr., Filipino journalist and politician (d. 1983)
1930
Joe DeNardo, American meteorologist (d. 2018)
1930
Dick Poole, Australian rugby league player and coach
1930
Rex Shelley, Singaporean engineer and author (d. 2009)
1930
Alan Simpson, English screenwriter and producer (d. 2017)
1928
Alekos Alexandrakis, Greek actor and director (d. 2005)
1928
Josh Kirby, English painter and illustrator (d. 2001)
1927
Carlos José Castilho, Brazilian footballer and manager (d. 1987)
1927
William E. Simon, American soldier and politician, 63rd United States Secretary of the Treasury (d. 2000)
1926
Chae Myung-shin, South Korean general (d. 2013)
1925
John Maddox, Welsh chemist, physicist, and journalist (d. 2009)
1925
Marshall Thompson, American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1992)
1925
Derroll Adams, American folk singer-songwriter and musician (d. 2000)
1925
Ernie Wise, English actor, singer, and screenwriter (d. 1999)
1923
J. Ernest Wilkins Jr., American nuclear scientist, mechanical engineer and mathematician (d. 2011)
1922
Hall Bartlett, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1993)
1922
Nicholas Magallanes, American principal dancer and charter member of the New York City Ballet (d. 1977)
1921
Dora Dougherty Strother, American pilot and academic (d. 2013)
1921
Alexander Dubček, Slovak soldier and politician (d. 1992)
1920
Abe Lenstra, Dutch footballer (d. 1985)
1920
Buster Merryfield, English actor (d. 1999)
1920
Cal Worthington, American captain and car dealer (d. 2013)
1918
Stephen Elliott, American actor (d. 2005)
1917
Buffalo Bob Smith, American actor and television host (d. 1998)
1916
Chick Hearn, American sportscaster and actor (d. 2002)
1912
Connie Sawyer, American actress (d. 2018)
1911
Fe del Mundo, Filipino pediatrician and educator (d. 2011)
1911
David Merrick, American director and producer (d. 2000)
1909
James Agee, American novelist, screenwriter, and critic (d. 1955)
1909
Anatoly Maltsev, Russian mathematician and theorist (d. 1967)
1907
Harivansh Rai Bachchan, Indian poet and author (d. 2003)
1907
L. Sprague de Camp, American historian and author (d. 2000)
1903
Lars Onsager, Norwegian-American chemist and physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1976)
1901
Ted Husing, American sportscaster (d. 1962)
1900
Jovette Bernier, Canadian journalist, author, and radio show host (d. 1981)
1898
Fredric Warburg, English author and publisher (d. 1981)
1897
Vito Genovese, Italian-American mob boss (d. 1969)
1894
Konosuke Matsushita, Japanese businessman, founded Panasonic (d. 1989)
1894
Katherine Milhous, American author and illustrator (d. 1977)
1894
Amphilochius of Pochayiv, Ukrainian monk and saint (d. 1971)
1888
Ganesh Vasudev Mavalankar, Indian activist and politician, 1st Speaker of the Lok Sabha (d. 1956)
1887
Masaharu Homma, Japanese general (d. 1946)
1885
Daniel Mendaille, French actor (d. 1963)
1885
Liviu Rebreanu, Romanian author and playwright (d. 1944)
1878
Jatindramohan Bagchi, Indian poet and critic (d. 1948)
1878
Charles Dvorak, American pole vaulter and coach (d. 1969)
1877
Katharine Anthony, American biographer (d. 1965)
1875
Julius Lenhart, Austrian gymnast (d. 1962)
1874
Charles A. Beard, American historian, author, and educator, co-founded The New School (d. 1948)
1874
Chaim Weizmann, Belarusian-Israeli chemist and politician, 1st President of Israel (d. 1952)
1871
Giovanni Giorgi, Italian physicist and engineer (d. 1950)
1870
Juho Kusti Paasikivi, Finnish academic and politician, 7th President of Finland (d. 1956)
1867
Charles Koechlin, French composer and educator (d. 1950)
1865
Janez Evangelist Krek, Slovene priest, journalist, and politician (d. 1917)
1859
William Bliss Baker, American painter (d. 1886)
1857
Charles Scott Sherrington, English physiologist, bacteriologist, and pathologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1952)
1853
Frank Dicksee, English painter and illustrator (d. 1928)
1845
Frederic Crowninshield, American artist and author (d. 1918)
1843
Cornelius Vanderbilt II, American businessman (d. 1899)
1833
Princess Mary Adelaide of Cambridge (d. 1897)
1823
James Service, Scottish-Australian politician, 12th Premier of Victoria (d. 1899)
1814
Charles-François-Frédéric, marquis de Montholon-Sémonville, French politician and diplomat, French ambassador to the United States (d. 1886)
1809
Fanny Kemble, English actress, playwright, and poet (d. 1893)
1804
Julius Benedict, German-English conductor and composer (d. 1885)
1779
Aimé, duc de Clermont-Tonnerre, French general and politician, French Minister of Defence (d. 1865)
1759
Franz Krommer, Czech violinist and composer (d. 1831)
1754
Georg Forster, German-Polish ethnologist and journalist (d. 1794)
1746
Robert R. Livingston, American lawyer and politician, 1st United States Secretary for Foreign Affairs (d. 1813)
1746
Increase Sumner, American lawyer, jurist, and politician, 5th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1799)
1710
Robert Lowth, English bishop and academic (d. 1787)
1701
Anders Celsius, Swedish astronomer, physicist, and mathematician (d. 1744)
1640
Barbara Palmer, 1st Duchess of Cleveland (d. 1709)
1635
Françoise d'Aubigné, Marquise de Maintenon, second wife of Louis XIV of France (d. 1719)
1630
Sigismund Francis, Archduke of Austria (d. 1665)
1582
Pierre Dupuy, French historian and scholar (d. 1651)
1576
Shimazu Tadatsune, Japanese daimyō (d. 1638)
1558
Mingyi Swa, Crown Prince of Burma (d. 1593)
1548
Jacopo Mazzoni, Italian philosopher (d. 1598)
1422
Gaston IV, Count of Foix, French nobleman (d. 1472)
1380
King Ferdinand I of Aragon (d. 1416)
1127
Emperor Xiaozong of Song (d. 1194)
111
Antinous, Greek favourite of Hadrian (d. 130)

Deaths On This Day

2016
Ioannis Grivas, Greek statesman (b. 1923)
2015
Mark Behr, Tanzanian-South African author and academic (b. 1963)
2015
Maurice Strong, Canadian businessman and diplomat (b. 1929)
2015
Garrett Swasey, American figure skater and coach (b. 1971)
2015
Philippe Washer, Belgian tennis player and golfer (b. 1924)
2014
Wanda Błeńska, Polish physician and missionary (b. 1911)
2014
Phillip Hughes, Australian cricketer (b. 1988)
2014
P. D. James, English author (b. 1920)
2014
Jack Kyle, Irish rugby player and humanitarian (b. 1926)
2014
Fernance B. Perry, Portuguese-American businessman and philanthropist (b. 1922)
2013
Lewis Collins, English-American actor (b. 1946)
2013
Herbert F. DeSimone, American lawyer and politician, Attorney General of Rhode Island (b. 1929)
2013
Volker Roemheld, German physiologist and biologist (b. 1941)
2013
Nílton Santos, Brazilian footballer (b. 1925)
2013
Manuel F. Segura, Filipino colonel (b. 1919)
2012
Mickey Baker, American guitarist (b. 1925)
2012
Ab Fafié, Dutch footballer and manager (b. 1941)
2012
Érik Izraelewicz, French journalist and author (b. 1954)
2012
Marvin Miller, American businessman and union leader (b. 1917)
2012
Jack Wishna, American photographer and businessman, co-founded Rockcityclub (b. 1958)
2011
Len Fulford, English photographer and director (b. 1928)
2011
Ken Russell, English actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1927)
2011
Gary Speed, Welsh footballer and manager (b. 1969)
2010
Irvin Kershner, American actor, director, and producer (b. 1923)
2009
Al Alberts, American singer-songwriter (b. 1922)
2008
V. P. Singh, Indian lawyer and politician, 7th Prime Minister of India (b. 1931)
2007
Bernie Banton, Australian activist (b. 1946)
2007
Robert Cade, American physician and academic, co-invented Gatorade (b. 1927)
2007
Sean Taylor, American football player (b. 1983)
2007
Bill Willis, American football player and coach (b. 1921)
2006
Don Butterfield, American tuba player (b. 1923)
2006
Bebe Moore Campbell, American author and educator (b. 1950)
2006
Casey Coleman, American sportscaster (b. 1951)
2005
Jocelyn Brando, American actress (b. 1919)
2005
Joe Jones, American singer-songwriter (b. 1926)
2003
Harivansh Rai Bachchan, Indian poet and author (b. 1907)
2002
Billie Bird, American actress (b. 1908)
2002
Shivmangal Singh Suman, Indian poet and academic (b. 1915)
2000
Malcolm Bradbury, English author and academic (b. 1932)
2000
Uno Prii, Estonian-Canadian architect (b. 1924)
2000
Len Shackleton, English footballer and journalist (b. 1922)
1999
Yasuhiro Kojima, Japanese-American wrestler and trainer (b. 1937)
1999
Alain Peyrefitte, French scholar and politician, French Minister of Justice (b. 1925)
1999
Elizabeth Gray Vining, American author and librarian (b. 1902)
1998
Barbara Acklin, American singer-songwriter (b. 1943)
1998
Gloria Fuertes, Spanish poet and author of children's literature (b. 1917)
1997
Buck Leonard, American baseball player and educator (b. 1907)
1994
Fernando Lopes-Graça, Portuguese composer and conductor (b. 1906)
1992
Ivan Generalić, Croatian painter (b. 1914)
1990
David White, American actor (b. 1916)
1990
Basilis C. Xanthopoulos, Greek physicist and academic (b. 1951)
1989
Carlos Arias Navarro, Spanish lawyer and politician, Prime Minister of Spain (b. 1908)
1988
John Carradine, American actor (b. 1906)
1988
Jan Hein Donner, Dutch chess player and author (b. 1927)
1985
Rendra Karno, Indonesian actor (b. 1920)
1981
Lotte Lenya, Austrian singer and actress (b. 1898)
1980
F. Burrall Hoffman, American architect, designed the Villa Vizcaya (b. 1882)
1978
Harvey Milk, American lieutenant and politician (b. 1930)
1978
George Moscone, American lawyer and politician, 37th Mayor of San Francisco (b. 1929)
1977
Mart Laga, Estonian basketball player (b. 1936)
1975
Alberto Massimino, Italian automotive engineer (b. 1895)
1975
Ross McWhirter, English author and activist, co-founded the Guinness Book of Records (b. 1925)
1973
Frank Christian, American trumpet player (b. 1887)
1970
Helene Madison, American swimmer and nurse (b. 1913)
1969
May Gibbs, English Australian children's author, illustrator, and cartoonist, (b. 1877)
1967
Léon M'ba, Gabonese politician, 1st President of Gabon (b. 1902)
1962
August Lass, Estonian footballer (b. 1903)
1960
Frederick Fane, Irish-English cricketer (b. 1875)
1960
Dirk Jan de Geer, Dutch lawyer and politician, Prime Minister of the Netherlands (b. 1870)
1958
Georgi Damyanov, Bulgarian politician, Head of State of Bulgaria (b. 1892)
1958
Artur Rodziński, Polish-American conductor (b. 1892)
1955
Arthur Honegger, French-Swiss composer and academic (b. 1892)
1953
Eugene O'Neill, American playwright, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1888)
1944
Leonid Mandelstam, Russian physicist and academic (b. 1879)
1943
Ivo Lola Ribar, Croatian soldier and politician (b. 1916)
1940
Nicolae Iorga, Romanian historian and politician, 34th Prime Minister of Romania (b. 1871)
1936
Basil Zaharoff, Greek-French businessman and philanthropist (b. 1849)
1934
Baby Face Nelson, American criminal (b. 1908)
1931
Lya De Putti, Slovak-American actress (b. 1899)
1921
Douglas Cameron, Canadian contractor and politician, 8th Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba (b. 1854)
1920
Alexius Meinong, Ukrainian-Austrian philosopher and author (b. 1853)
1919
Manuel Espinosa Batista, Panamanian pharmacist and politician (b. 1857)
1916
Emile Verhaeren, Belgian poet and playwright (b. 1855)
1908
Jean Albert Gaudry, French geologist and palaeontologist (b. 1827)
1901
Clement Studebaker, American businessman, co-founded Studebaker (b. 1831)
1899
Constant Fornerod, Swiss academic and politician, 10th President of the Swiss Council of States (b. 1819)
1895
Alexandre Dumas, fils, French novelist and playwright (b. 1824)
1884
Fanny Elssler, Austrian ballerina (b. 1810)
1881
Theobald Boehm, German flute player and composer (b. 1794)
1875
Richard Christopher Carrington, English astronomer and educator (b. 1826)
1852
Ada Lovelace, English mathematician and computer scientist (b. 1815)
1830
André Parmentier, Belgian-American architect (b. 1780)
1819
Gustavus Conyngham, Irish-born American merchant sea captain, an officer in the Continental Navy and a privateer.
1811
Andrew Meikle, Scottish engineer, designed the threshing machine (b. 1719)
1754
Abraham de Moivre, French-English mathematician and theorist (b. 1667)
1703
Henry Winstanley, English painter and engineer (b. 1644)
1632
John Eliot, English politician (b. 1592)
1620
Francis, Duke of Pomerania-Stettin, Bishop of Cammin (b. 1577)
1592
Nakagawa Hidemasa, Japanese commander (b. 1568)
1570
Jacopo Sansovino, Italian sculptor and architect (b. 1486)
1474
Guillaume Dufay, Flemish composer and educator (b. 1397)
1382
Philip van Artevelde, Flemish patriot (b. 1340)
1346
Saint Gregory of Sinai (b. c. 1260)
1252
Blanche of Castile (b. 1188)
1198
Constance, Queen of Sicily (b. 1154)
639
Acarius, bishop of Doornik and Noyon
602
Maurice, Byzantine emperor (b. 539)
511
Clovis I, king of the Franks
450
Galla Placidia, Roman Empress (b. 392)
395
Rufinus, Roman politician (b. 335)
8 BC
Horace, Roman soldier and poet (b. 65 BC)