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On This Day in History:  November 28

November 28 is the 332nd day of the year (333rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 33 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2019
Happy Thanksgiving. Happy Thanksgiving from the Lottery Post staff!
2017
Georgia Lottery gets new director Jan. 1. Georgia Lottery President Debbie Alford, who has headed the agency that raises money for the HOPE scholarship and prekindergarten classes since 2012, is retiring from her post.
2013
Happy Thanksgiving. Happy Thanksgiving from the Lottery Post staff.
2012
$550 MILLION: Powerball buying frenzy sparks another jackpot increase. As if $425 million or $500 million isn't enough, the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL) announced today that tonight's Powerball jackpot has been increased again -- to $550 million.
2012
Beware of sharks swimming in your office lottery pool. If you join an office lottery pool, you may want to take a few steps to avoid bitter litigation over who was really in the pool and who wasn't.
2012
Big lottery winners offer advice, cautionary tales as $500M Powerball drawing approaches. So you just won the $500 million Powerball jackpot, the second highest in lottery history. Now what?
2011
$254M Ct. Powerball jackpot claimed by 3 asset managers. The mystery winners of a $254 million Powerball jackpot, a record for Connecticut, need only look in the mirror for wealth management advice.
2011
Minnesota Lottery tests Internet sales. Without a single press release or announcement, the Minnesota State Lottery is nearly a year into an experiment to get more Minnesotans to gamble online through a subscription lottery service.
2009
US delays crackdown on Internet gambling. The US Treasury Department and Federal Reserve Board delayed for six months on Friday the enforcement of new rules designed to crack down on Internet gambling.
2008
Kentucky Lottery reports record revenues, lower profits. The audit of the Kentucky Lottery showed that the lottery brought in $778.2 million -- up about 4.6 percent from the previous year -- but its profits were down about 2.7 percent.
2008
Maryland Lottery sales on the rise. According to the Maryland Lottery, instant scratch-off sales are up almost $45 million from this time last year, and overall lottery sales are up by almost $10 million during the first 10 months of this year.
2008
Wisconsin Lottery does not make vendor pay for mistakes. The Wisconsin Lottery has repeatedly declined to seek the maximum amount of damages allowed against a contractor whose technical failures have disrupted ticket sales and operations, records show.
2005
Some Oklahomans baffled by new Pick 3 lottery game. A manager of a local convenience store shared his insight on the start-up of the state lottery's scratch-off games versus the Pick 3 game which started earlier this month: People can't figure the Pick 3 out, he said.
2005
Couple learns downside of lottery pools -- the hard way. A United Kingdom couple faces the prospect of losing their home after the High Court dismissed their claim for a slice of a £7.2 million (US$12.3 million) UK Lotto jackpot.
2005
Central Islip lottery winner feeling grand. A Central Islip, New York, man said he will use most of his first payment from his $1 million jackpot prize to pay off $25,000 in charge card bills this week.
2005
Woman killed moments after winning lottery prize. A Raynham, Massachusetts, woman was stuck and killed by an SUV earlier this week, just moments after winning a $100 lottery prize.
2005
Better Business Bureau warns of lottery-winning scams. According to the Better Business Bureau, the official-sounding company names that scammers use change from week-to-week, but the scam remains the same: they all want your money.
2005
Alabama candidates discuss lottery possibilities. Two candidates for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination in the June 6 primary discuss their views on a potential Alabama state lottery.
2005
Uncle Sam Wins Your Lottery. Attention, lottery players: If you win a nice big prize, opt to take it as a stream of payments and then change your mind and wish you had taken it as a lump sum, don't expect any special tax benefits if you sell your annuity for immediate cash.
2005
Number 13 'officially' unlucky in UK Lottery. The number 13 has traditionally been considered to be unlucky by people, and now the UK's National Lottery chiefs have revealed that the number does in fact happen to be the unluckiest for Lotto players as it is least likely to be picked in the main draw.
2005
Mother-daughter team split $2M lottery prize. A mother and daughter from Thompson Ridge, New York, have won $2 million in the $10 New York State Lottery instant game $250 Million Prize Payout Bonanza.
2005
Lottery shipments confusing to Oklahoma retailer. The Oklahoma Lottery Commission keeps sending a check-cashing business lottery tickets to sell, even though they have been banned from doing so.
2005
Court may shut down Mega Millions in California. The California Lottery and an anti-gambling group are set to argue in Sacramento court whether to halt Mega Millions in California as a judge weighs claims by the group and Democratic legislators that voters permitted a lottery only within California.
2005
For lottery winners, trouble followed fortune. Dreadful problems have plagued some big lottery winners in the past.
2005
Powerball Lottery Winner Found Dead in Her Geodesic Dome. A woman who won a $65.4 million Powerball jackpot with her husband five years ago was found dead at her home overlooking the Ohio River, where she had apparently been for days before anyone found her, police said.
2003
$48 Million Powerball Jackpot up for Grabs. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Wednesday's Powerball drawing, the Saturday jackpot grew to an estimated $48 million, with a cash option of $25.8 million.
2003
McDonald's janitor wins $3 million, but won't quit night shift job. A janitor who won $3 million in the lottery doesn't plan to quit his night shift job at McDonald's.
2003
Florida Lotto jackpot rolls over to $14 million. No ticket matched all six Florida Lotto numbers, causing the current jackpot to roll over to $14 million, lottery officials said Thursday.
2003
Ill. couple who resuce ticket from trash claim $10.5 million prize. Chicago resident Ezekiel "Zeek" Garnett, 27, and his sister, Karen, 24, bought an Illinois Lotto ticket Oct. 4 in Niles, Illinois but threw it out without checking the numbers. Only the collection delay caused by a local garbage strike kept the ticket from being lost forever.
2003
Powerball winners have cause for thanks. The 16 lottery-winning Holdingford lunch ladies have lots to be thankful for during their first Thanksgiving since winning half of a $190.9 million Powerball jackpot in October.
2003
Millions in lottery winnings unclaimed in Singapore. Millions of dollars in lottery prizes have gone unclaimed in Singapore by people who struck it rich but did not collect the prizes, it was reported on Thursday.
2003
Lottery players vent fury. Outraged Canadian lottery players made their voices heard yesterday with complaints about the 6/49 lottery doubling its price to $2 next year.

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.$190 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 30, 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.$127 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 1, 2004
11.$111 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 28, 2008
12.$110 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 30, 2019
13.$101 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 30, 1994
14.$100 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 28, 2015
15.$95 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 1, 2010
16.€80 Million
US$94.97 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Nov 28, 2017
17.$90 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 29, 2014
18.€69.99 Million
US$79.67 Million
Draw Date
Nov 29, 2018
19.€63 Million
US$78.86 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Nov 28, 2014
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.$70 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 30, 2013
22.$70 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 30, 2007
24.$69 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 30, 2002
25.$66 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 30, 2005

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1977
Monday, Nov 28, 1977
42 years old
1976
Sunday, Nov 28, 1976
43 years old
1973
Wednesday, Nov 28, 1973
46 years old
1973
Wednesday, Nov 28, 1973
46 years old
1967
Tuesday, Nov 28, 1967
52 years old
1964
Saturday, Nov 28, 1964
55 years old
1962
Wednesday, Nov 28, 1962
57 years old
1954
Sunday, Nov 28, 1954
65 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day

2016
A chartered Avro RJ85 plane carrying at least 77 people, including the Chapecoense football team, crashes near Medellín, Colombia.
2014
Gunmen set off three bombs at the central mosque in the northern Nigerian city of Kano killing at least 120 people.
2002
Suicide bombers blow up an Israeli-owned hotel in Mombasa, Kenya; their colleagues fail in their attempt to bring down Arkia Israel Airlines Flight 582 with surface-to-air missiles.
1991
South Ossetia declares independence from Georgia.
1990
British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher resigns as leader of the Conservative Party and, therefore, as Prime Minister. She is succeeded in both positions by John Major.
1989
Cold War: Velvet Revolution: In the face of protests, the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia announces it will give up its monopoly on political power.
1987
South African Airways Flight 295 crashes into the Indian Ocean, killing all 159 people on board.
1980
Iran-Iraq War: Operation Morvarid: The bulk of the Iraqi Navy is destroyed by the Iranian Navy in the Persian Gulf. (Commemorated in Iran as Navy Day.)
1979
Air New Zealand Flight 901, a DC-10 sightseeing flight over Antarctica, crashes into Mount Erebus, killing all 257 people on board.
1975
East Timor declares its independence from Portugal.
1972
Last executions in Paris: Claude Buffet and Roger Bontems are guillotined at La Santé Prison.
1971
Fred Quilt, a leader of the Tsilhqot'in First Nation suffers severe abdominal injuries allegedly caused by Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers; he dies two days later.
1971
Wasfi al-Tal, Prime Minister of Jordan, is assassinated by the Black September unit of the Palestine Liberation Organization.
1967
The first pulsar (PSR B1919+21, in the constellation of Vulpecula) is discovered by two astronomers Jocelyn Bell Burnell and Antony Hewish.
1966
Michel Micombero overthrows the monarchy of Burundi and makes himself the first president.
1965
Vietnam War: In response to U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson's call for "more flags" in Vietnam, Philippine President-elect Ferdinand Marcos announces he will send troops to help fight in South Vietnam.
1964
Mariner program: NASA launches the Mariner 4 probe toward Mars.
1964
Vietnam War: National Security Council members agree to recommend that U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson adopt a plan for a two-stage escalation of bombing in North Vietnam.
1960
Mauritania becomes independent of France.
1958
Chad, the Republic of the Congo, and Gabon become autonomous republics within the French Community.
1943
World War II: Tehran Conference: U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin meet in Tehran, Iran, to discuss war strategy.
1942
In Boston, Massachusetts, a fire in the Cocoanut Grove nightclub kills 492 people.
1925
The Grand Ole Opry begins broadcasting in Nashville, Tennessee, as the WSM Barn Dance.
1920
FIDAC (The Interallied Federation of War Veterans Organisations), the first international organization of war veterans is established in Paris, France
1920
Irish War of Independence: Kilmichael Ambush: The Irish Republican Army ambush a convoy of British Auxiliaries and kill seventeen.
1919
Lady Astor is elected as a Member of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. She is the first woman to sit in the House of Commons. (Countess Markievicz, the first to be elected, refused to sit.)
1917
The Estonian Provincial Assembly declares itself the sovereign power of Estonia.
1914
World War I: Following a war-induced closure in July, the New York Stock Exchange re-opens for bond trading.
1912
Albania declares its independence from the Ottoman Empire.
1908
A mine explosion in Marianna, Pennsylvania, kills 154 men, leaving only one survivor.
1905
Irish nationalist Arthur Griffith founds Sinn Féin as a political party with the main aim of establishing a dual monarchy in Ireland.
1899
The Second Boer War: a British column is engaged by Boer forces at the Battle of Modder River; although the Boers withdraw, the British suffer heavy casualties.
1895
The first American automobile race takes place over the 54 miles from Chicago's Jackson Park to Evanston, Illinois. Frank Duryea wins in approximately 10 hours.
1893
Women's suffrage in New Zealand concludes with the New Zealand general election, 1893.
1885
Bulgarian victory in the Serbo-Bulgarian War preserves the Unification of Bulgaria.
1862
American Civil War: In the Battle of Cane Hill, Union troops under General James G. Blunt defeat General John Marmaduke's Confederates.
1861
American Civil War: The Confederate States of America accept a rival state government's pronouncement that declares Missouri to be the 12th state of the Confederacy.
1843
Ka Lā Hui (Hawaiian Independence Day): The Kingdom of Hawaii is officially recognized by the United Kingdom and France as an independent nation.
1821
Panama Independence Day: Panama separates from Spain and joins Gran Colombia.
1814
The Times of London becomes the first newspaper to be produced on a steam-powered printing press, built by the German team of Koenig & Bauer.
1811
Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major, Op. 73, premieres at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig.
1798
Trade between the United States and modern-day Uruguay begins when John Leamy's frigate John arrives in Montevideo.
1785
The first Treaty of Hopewell is signed, by which the United States acknowledges Cherokee lands in what is now East Tennessee.
1666
At least 3,000 men of the Royal Scots Army led by Tam Dalyell of the Binns defeat about 900 Covenanter rebels in the Battle of Rullion Green.
1660
At Gresham College, twelve men, including Christopher Wren, Robert Boyle, John Wilkins, and Sir Robert Moray decide to found what is later known as the Royal Society.
1627
The Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth Navy has its greatest and last victory in the Battle of Oliwa.
1582
In Stratford-upon-Avon, William Shakespeare and Anne Hathaway pay a £40 bond for their marriage licence.
1520
An expedition under the command of Ferdinand Magellan passes through the Strait of Magellan.
1470
Champa-Đại Việt War: Emperor Lê Thánh Tông of Đại Việt formally launches his attack against Champa.
1443
Skanderbeg and his forces liberate Kruja in central Albania and raise the Albanian flag.
936
Shi Jingtang is enthroned as the first emperor of the Later Jin by Emperor Taizong of Liao, following a revolt against Emperor Fei of Later Tang.
587
Treaty of Andelot: King Guntram of Burgundy recognizes Childebert II as his heir.

Births On This Day

2000
Jackson Yee, Chinese singer, dancer and actor
1995
Chase Elliott, American race car driver
1993
David Nofoaluma, Australian-Samoan rugby league player
1992
Jake Miller, American singer-songwriter
1992
Adam Hicks, American actor
1990
Dedryck Boyata, Belgian footballer
1990
Bradley Smith, English motorcycle racer
1989
Laura Alleway, Australian footballer
1989
Jamie Buhrer, Australian rugby league player
1988
Scarlett Pomers, American actress and singer-songwriter
1987
Karen Gillan, Scottish actress
1987
Craig Kieswetter, South African-English cricketer and golfer
1986
Mouhamadou Dabo, French footballer
1985
Mike Kostka, Canadian ice hockey player
1985
Álvaro Pereira, Uruguayan footballer
1984
Andrew Bogut, Australian basketball player
1984
Marc-André Fleury, Canadian ice hockey player
1984
Trey Songz, American R&B singer-songwriter and actor
1984
Mary Elizabeth Winstead, American actress and producer
1984
Naoko Yamada, Japanese anime director
1983
Rostam Batmanglij, American musician and songwriter (Vampire Weekend)
1983
Tyler Glenn, American singer-songwriter and keyboard player
1983
Summer Rae, American football player, wrestler, and actress
1983
Édouard Roger-Vasselin, French tennis player
1983
Nelson Haedo Valdez, Paraguayan footballer
1982
Leandro Barbosa, Brazilian basketball player
1982
Chris Harris, English motorcycle racer
1982
Raido Villers, Estonian basketball player
1981
Brian Tevreden, Dutch footballer
1980
Lisa Middelhauve, German singer-songwriter
1980
Stuart Taylor, English footballer
1979
Chamillionaire, American rapper, entrepreneur, and investor
1979
Shy FX, English DJ and producer
1979
Katarzyna Strączy, Polish tennis player
1978
Brent Albright, American wrestler
1978
Darryl Flahavan, English footballer
1978
Freddie Mitchell, American football player
1978
Mehdi Nafti, Tunisian footballer
1978
Michael Simpkins, English footballer
1978
Haytham Tambal, Sudanese footballer
1977
Marlon Broomes, English footballer
1977
Fabio Grosso, Italian footballer and manager
1977
Acer Nethercott, English rower (d. 2013)
1977
Gavin Rae, Scottish footballer
1977
Greg Somerville, New Zealand rugby player
1977
DeMya Walker, American basketball player
1976
Ryan Kwanten, Australian actor
1975
Bakarhythm, Japanese comedian, actor, playwright, and composer
1975
Eka Kurniawan, Indonesian journalist and author
1975
Park Sung-bae, South Korean footballer
1975
Takashi Shimoda, Japanese footballer
1975
Sigurd Wongraven, Norwegian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1974
apl.de.ap, Filipino-American singer and rapper
1974
András Tölcséres, Hungarian footballer and manager
1973
Jade Puget, American guitarist and producer
1972
Paulo Figueiredo, Angolan footballer
1972
Anastasia Kelesidou, German-Greek discus thrower
1972
Jesper Strömblad, Swedish guitarist and songwriter
1970
Álex López Morón, Spanish tennis player
1970
Richard Osman, English television host, director, and producer
1969
Nick Knight, English cricketer and sportscaster
1969
Petr Kouba, Czech footballer
1969
Robb Nen, American baseball player and manager
1969
Valeri Nikitin, Estonian wrestler
1969
Sonia O'Sullivan, Irish athlete
1968
Darren Bett, English journalist
1967
Chris Heaton-Harris, English businessman and politician
1967
Anna Nicole Smith, American model, actress, and television personality (d. 2007)
1967
José del Solar, Peruvian footballer and manager
1967
Stephnie Weir, American actress and comedian
1965
Erwin Mortier, Belgian author and poet
1965
Matt Williams, American baseball player and manager
1964
Michael Bennet, Indian-American lawyer and politician
1964
John Burkett, American baseball player and bowler
1964
Roy Tarpley, American basketball player (d. 2015)
1964
Sian Williams, English-Welsh journalist
1963
Armando Iannucci, Scottish comedian, actor, director, and producer
1963
Andrew Jones, English politician
1963
Johnny Newman, American basketball player
1963
Walt Weiss, American baseball player and manager
1962
Matt Cameron, American drummer and songwriter
1962
Juan Carlos Rosero, Ecuadorian cyclist (d. 2013)
1962
Jon Stewart, American comedian, actor, and television host
1961
Martin Clunes, English actor, singer, and director
1961
Alfonso Cuarón, Mexican director, producer, and screenwriter
1960
Jorge Domecq, Spanish lawyer and diplomat
1960
John Galliano, Gibraltar-born British fashion designer
1960
Andy Ritchie, English footballer and manager
1960
Kenny Wharton, English footballer and coach
1959
Nancy Charest, Canadian lawyer and politician (d. 2014)
1959
Judd Nelson, American actor and screenwriter
1959
Stephen Roche, Irish cyclist and sportscaster
1958
Kriss Akabusi, English sprinter and hurdler
1958
Dave Righetti, American baseball player and coach
1957
Peeter Järvelaid, Estonian historian and scholar
1956
Fiona Armstrong, English-Scottish journalist and author
1956
David Van Day, English singer, formerly a member of the pop duo Dollar
1955
Alessandro Altobelli, Italian footballer and sportscaster
1955
Adem Jashari, Kosovo commander (d. 1998)
1954
Necip Hablemitoğlu, Turkish historian and academic (d. 2002)
1953
Alistair Darling, English lawyer and politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer
1953
Helen De Michiel, American director and producer
1953
Sixto Lezcano, Puerto Rican-American baseball player and coach
1953
Gordon Marsden, English journalist and politician
1952
S. Epatha Merkerson, American actress
1951
Barbara Morgan, American educator and astronaut
1950
Ed Harris, American actor and producer
1950
Russell Alan Hulse, American physicist and astronomer, Nobel Prize laureate
1949
Alexander Godunov, Russian-American actor and dancer (d. 1995)
1949
Paul Shaffer, Canadian-American singer, keyboard player, and bandleader (CBS Orchestra)
1948
Beeb Birtles, Dutch-Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist
1948
Mick Channon, English footballer and horse trainer
1948
Agnieszka Holland, Polish film and television director and screenwriter
1948
Alan Lightman, American physicist, novelist, and academician
1948
Dick Morris, American political consultant, journalist, and author
1947
Michel Berger, French singer-songwriter (d. 1992)
1947
Maria Farantouri, Greek singer and politician
1947
Gladys Kokorwe, Botswana politician and Speaker of The National Assembly
1946
Joe Dante, American director and producer
1945
Franklin Drilon, Filipino lawyer and politician, 22nd President of the Senate of the Philippines
1944
Rita Mae Brown, American novelist, poet, and screenwriter
1943
R. B. Greaves, Guyanese-American singer-songwriter (d. 2012)
1943
Randy Newman, American singer-songwriter, composer, and pianist
1942
Paul Warfield, American football player and sportscaster
1941
Laura Antonelli, Italian actress (d. 2015)
1940
Bruce Channel, American singer-songwriter
1938
Peter Dimond, Australian rugby league player
1936
Gary Hart, American lawyer and politician, 6th United States Special Envoy for Northern Ireland
1935
Frik du Preez, South African rugby player
1935
Randolph Stow, Australian-English author and poet (d. 2010)
1933
Joe Knollenberg, American soldier and politician
1933
Hope Lange, American actress (d. 2003)
1932
Gato Barbieri, Argentinian saxophonist and composer (d. 2016)
1932
Terence Frisby, English author and playwright
1930
A.L. "Doodle" Owens, American country music songwriter and singer (d. 1999)
1929
Berry Gordy, Jr., American songwriter and producer, founded Motown Records
1928
Arthur Melvin Okun, American economist and academic (d. 1980)
1928
Piet Steenbergen, Dutch footballer and manager (d. 2010)
1927
Abdul Halim of Kedah, Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia (d. 2017)
1925
József Bozsik, Hungarian footballer and manager (d. 1978)
1925
Gigi Gryce, American saxophonist and composer (d. 1983)
1924
Dennis Brutus, South African journalist, poet, and academic (d. 2009)
1924
Johanna Döbereiner, Czech-Brazilian agronomist and academic (d. 2000)
1923
Helen Delich Bentley, American politician (d. 2016)
1923
Gloria Grahame, American actress (d. 1981)
1919
Keith Miller, Australian cricketer, footballer, and pilot (d. 2004)
1916
Lilian, Princess of Réthy (d. 2002)
1916
Ramón José Velásquez, Venezuelan journalist, lawyer, and politician, President of Venezuela (d. 2014)
1915
Evald Okas, Estonian painter and academic (d. 2011)
1915
Yves Thériault, Canadian author (d. 1983)
1913
Cliff Addison, English chemist and academic (d. 1994)
1912
Morris Louis, American painter (d. 1962)
1911
Václav Renč, Czech poet and playwright (d. 1973)
1910
Elsie Quarterman, American ecologist and academic (d. 2014)
1908
Michael Adekunle Ajasin, Nigerian educator and politician, 3rd Governor of Ondo State (d. 1997)
1908
Claude Lévi-Strauss, Belgian-French anthropologist and ethnologist (d. 2009)
1907
Rose Bampton, American soprano and educator (d. 2007)
1907
Alberto Moravia, Italian journalist and author (d. 1990)
1906
Henry Picard, American golfer (d. 1997)
1904
James Eastland, American planter and politician (d. 1986)
1904
Nancy Mitford, English journalist and author (d. 1973)
1903
Gladys O'Connor, English-Canadian actress (d. 2012)
1900
Mary Bothwell, Canadian classical vocalist and painter (d. 1985)
1898
İhap Hulusi Görey, Turkish graphic artist (d. 1986)
1896
Dawn Powell, American author and playwright (d. 1965)
1896
Lilia Skala, Austrian-American actress (d. 1994)
1895
José Iturbi, Spanish pianist and conductor (d. 1980)
1894
Brooks Atkinson, American theatre critic (d. 1984)
1894
Henry Hazlitt, American economist and philosopher (d. 1993)
1891
Gregorio Perfecto, Filipino journalist, jurist, and politician (d. 1949)
1891
Mabel Alvarez, American painter (d. 1985)
1887
Ernst Röhm, German soldier and politician (d. 1934)
1881
Stefan Zweig, Austrian author, playwright, and journalist (d. 1942)
1880
Alexander Blok, Russian poet and playwright (d. 1921)
1876
Bert Vogler, South African cricketer (d. 1946)
1866
Henry Bacon, American architect, designed the Lincoln Memorial (d. 1924)
1864
James Allen, English author and poet (d. 1912)
1864
Lindley Miller Garrison, American lawyer and politician, 46th United States Secretary of War (d. 1932)
1861
Adina Emilia De Zavala, American teacher, historian and preservationist of Texas history (d. 1955)
1857
Alfonso XII of Spain (d. 1885)
1853
Helen Magill White, American academic (d. 1944)
1837
John Wesley Hyatt, American engineer (d. 1920)
1829
Anton Rubinstein, Russian pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1894)
1820
Friedrich Engels, German-English philosopher, economist, and journalist (d. 1895)
1810
William Froude, English engineer and architect (d. 1879)
1805
John Lloyd Stephens, American archaeologist and explorer (d. 1852)
1804
William Weston, English-Australian politician, 3rd Premier of Tasmania (d. 1888)
1793
Carl Jonas Love Almqvist, Swedish poet, composer, and critic (d. 1866)
1792
Victor Cousin, French philosopher and academic (d. 1867)
1785
Victor de Broglie, French lawyer and politician, 9th Prime Minister of France (d. 1870)
1774
Maria Antonia of Parma (d. 1841)
1772
Luke Howard, English chemist and meteorologist (d. 1864)
1760
Maria Teresa Poniatowska, Polish noblewoman (d. 1834)
1757
William Blake, English poet and painter (d. 1827)
1700
Nathaniel Bliss, English astronomer and mathematician (d. 1764)
1700
Sophie Magdalene of Brandenburg-Kulmbach (d. 1770)
1694
Leopold, Prince of Anhalt-Köthen (d. 1728)
1682
Betty Parris, Witch from Salem (d. 1760)
1681
Jean Cavalier, French rebel leader (d. 1740)
1661
Edward Hyde, 3rd Earl of Clarendon, English soldier and politician, 14th Colonial Governor of New York (d. 1723)
1640
Willem de Vlamingh, Flemish captain and explorer (d. 1698)
1632
Jean-Baptiste Lully, Italian-French composer and manager (d. 1687)
1631
Abraham Brueghel, Flemish Baroque painter (d. 1690)
1628
John Bunyan, English preacher, theologian, and author (d. 1688)
1598
Hans Nansen, Danish lawyer and politician (d. 1667)
1592
Hong Taiji, Emperor of China (d. 1643)
1570
James Whitelocke, English judge and politician, Chief Justice of Chester (d. 1632)
1489
Margaret Tudor, Queen of James IV of Scotland, daughter of Henry VII of England (d. 1541)
1475
Anne Shelton, elder sister of Thomas Boleyn (d. 1555)
1470
Wen Zhengming, artist during the Ming dynasty (d. 1559)
1293
Yesün Temür, Chinese emperor (d. 1328)
1118
Manuel I Komnenos, Byzantine emperor (d. 1180)

Deaths On This Day

2018
Harry Leslie Smith, British writer and political commentator (b. 1923).
2015
Wayne Bickerton, Welsh songwriter and producer (b. 1941)
2015
Luc Bondy, Swiss director and producer (b. 1948)
2015
Gerry Byrne, English-Welsh footballer (b. 1938)
2015
Marjorie Lord, American actress (b. 1918)
2015
Olene Walker, American lawyer and politician, 15th Governor of Utah (b. 1930)
2014
Chespirito, Mexican actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1929)
2014
Said Akl, Lebanese poet, playwright, and linguist (b. 1912)
2014
Dale Armstrong, Canadian race car driver (b. 1941)
2013
Jack Matthews, American author, playwright, and academic (b. 1925)
2013
Mitja Ribičič, Italian-Slovenian soldier and politician, 25th Prime Minister of Yugoslavia (b. 1919)
2013
Jean-Louis Roux, Canadian actor and politician, 34th Lieutenant Governor of Quebec (b. 1923)
2013
Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman, Austrian-American poet and songwriter (b. 1920)
2012
Knut Ahnlund, Swedish historian, author, and academic (b. 1923)
2012
Spain Rodriguez, American illustrator (b. 1940)
2012
Franco Ventriglia, American opera singer (b. 1922)
2012
Zig Ziglar, American soldier and author (b. 1926)
2011
Lloyd J. Old, American immunologist and academic (b. 1933)
2010
Leslie Nielsen, Canadian-American actor and producer (b. 1926)
2009
Gilles Carle, Canadian director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1928)
2008
Havaldar Gajender Singh, Indian sergeant (b. 1972)
2008
Sandeep Unnikrishnan, Indian soldier (b. 1977)
2007
Gudrun Wagner, Prussian director and producer (b. 1944)
2005
Marc Lawrence, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1910)
2005
Jack Concannon, American football player and actor (b. 1943)
2003
Ted Bates, English footballer and manager (b. 1918)
2003
Antonia Forest, English author (b. 1915)
2003
Mihkel Mathiesen, Estonian engineer and politician (b. 1918)
2002
Melih Cevdet Anday, Turkish poet and author (b. 1915)
2001
Kal Mann, American songwriter (b. 1917)
2001
William Reid, Scottish lieutenant and pilot, Victoria Cross recipient (b. 1921)
1998
Kerry Wendell Thornley, American soldier and author (b. 1938)
1997
Georges Marchal, French actor (b. 1920)
1995
Joe Kelly, Irish race car driver (b. 1915)
1994
Jeffrey Dahmer, American serial killer (b. 1960)
1994
Buster Edwards, English boxer and criminal (b. 1932)
1994
Jerry Rubin, American businessman and activist (b. 1938)
1993
Jerry Edmonton, Canadian-American drummer (b. 1946)
1993
Garry Moore, American comedian, television personality, and game show host (b. 1915)
1992
Sidney Nolan, Australian-English painter and academic (b. 1917)
1987
Choh Hao Li, Chinese-American biologist and chemist (b. 1913)
1987
Kazuharu Sonoda, Japanese wrestler (b. 1956)
1983
Christopher George, American actor (b. 1929)
1982
Helen of Greece and Denmark (b. 1896)
1978
Antonio Vespucio Liberti, Argentinian businessman (b. 1902)
1977
Bob Meusel, American baseball player and sailor (b. 1896)
1976
Rosalind Russell, American actress and singer (b. 1907)
1973
Marthe Bibesco, Romanian-French author and poet (b. 1886)
1972
Havergal Brian, English composer (b. 1875)
1971
Wasfi al-Tal, Jordanian captain and politician, 34th Prime Minister of Jordan (b. 1920)
1968
Enid Blyton, English author and poet (b. 1897)
1962
K. C. Dey, Indian singer-songwriter and actor (b. 1893)
1962
Wilhelmina of the Netherlands (b. 1880)
1960
Dirk Jan de Geer, Dutch lawyer and politician, Prime Minister of the Netherlands (b. 1870)
1960
Tsunenohana Kan'ichi, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 31st Yokozuna (b. 1896)
1960
Richard Wright, American novelist, short story writer, essayist, and poet (b. 1908)
1954
Enrico Fermi, Italian-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1901)
1953
Frank Olson, American biologist and chemist (b. 1910)
1947
Philippe Leclerc de Hauteclocque, French general (b. 1902)
1945
Dwight F. Davis, American tennis player and politician, 49th United States Secretary of War (b. 1879)
1943
Aleksander Hellat, Estonian lawyer and politician, 6th Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1881)
1939
James Naismith, Canadian-American physician and educator, created basketball (b. 1861)
1935
Erich von Hornbostel, Austrian musicologist and scholar (b. 1877)
1930
Constantine VI of Constantinople (b. 1859)
1921
`Abdu'l-Bahá, Head of the Bahá’í Faith (b. 1844)
1917
Mikelis Avlichos, Greek poet and scholar (b. 1844)
1912
Walter Benona Sharp, American businessman (b. 1870)
1907
Stanisław Wyspiański, Polish playwright, poet, and painter (b. 1869)
1904
Hermann de Pourtalès, Swiss sailor (b. 1847)
1901
Moses Dickson, African-American abolitionist, soldier, minister, and founder of The Knights of Liberty (b. 1824)
1891
Sir James Corry, 1st Baronet, British politician (b. 1826)
1890
Jyotirao Phule, Indian philosopher and activist (b. 1827)
1880
Aires de Ornelas e Vasconcelos, Portuguese archbishop (b. 1837)
1878
Orson Hyde, American religious leader, 3rd President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles (b. 1805)
1873
Caterina Scarpellini, Italian astronomer and meteorologist (b. 1808)
1870
Frédéric Bazille, French soldier and painter (b. 1841)
1859
Washington Irving, American short story writer, essayist, biographer, historian (b. 1783)
1852
Ludger Duvernay, French journalist and politician (b. 1799)
1852
Emmanuil Xanthos, Greek activist, co-founded Filiki Eteria (b. 1772)
1815
Johann Peter Salomon, German violinist, composer, and conductor (b. 1745)
1801
Déodat Gratet de Dolomieu, French geologist and academic (b. 1750)
1794
Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben, Prussian-American general (b. 1730)
1794
Sir James Tylney-Long, 7th Baronet, English politician (b. 1736)
1785
William Whipple, American general and politician (b. 1730)
1763
Naungdawgyi, Burmese king (b. 1734)
1698
Louis de Buade de Frontenac, French soldier and politician, 3rd Governor General of New France (b. 1622)
1695
Giovanni Paolo Colonna, Italian organist, composer, and educator (b. 1637)
1695
Anthony Wood, English historian and author (b. 1632)
1694
Matsuo Bashō, Japanese poet and scholar (b. 1644)
1680
Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Italian sculptor and painter (b. 1598)
1680
Giovanni Francesco Grimaldi, Italian painter and architect (b. 1606)
1680
Athanasius Kircher, German priest, philologist, and scholar (b. 1601)
1675
Basil Feilding, 2nd Earl of Denbigh, English soldier and politician (b. 1608)
1675
Leonard Hoar, English minister and academic (b. 1630)
1667
Jean de Thévenot, French linguist and botanist (b. 1633)
1585
Hernando Franco, Spanish composer (b. 1532)
1574
Georg Major, German theologian and educator (b. 1502)
1499
Edward Plantagenet, 17th Earl of Warwick (b. 1475)
1476
James of the Marches, Franciscan friar
1317
Yishan Yining, Zen monk and writer from China who taught in Japan (b. 1247)
1290
Eleanor of Castile (b. 1241)
1170
Owain Gwynedd, Welsh king (b. 1080)
1122
Margrave Ottokar II of Styria
939
Lady Ma, Chinese noblewoman (b. 890)
741
Pope Gregory III