On This Day in History

November 29

November 29 is the 333rd day of the year (334th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 32 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2022
Kentucky Lottery launches daily in-state jackpot game, records first winner. Last Monday, the Kentucky Lottery officially conducted the first drawing for its new in-state daily jackpot game, Kentucky 5.
2021
Over €85 million in unclaimed Ireland Lottery prizes over the past five years. Over the last five years, Ireland's National Lottery has had over €85 million (US$95.8 million) in unclaimed prizes returned to its wallet.
2019
$2.5 million in sales on 1st day of Mississippi lottery. The Mississippi Lottery Corporation says people bought a total of $2.5 million in lottery tickets on the first day of sales.
2018
Nurses donate Mega Millions winnings to co-workers in need. The nationwide buzz over the recent $1.537 billion Mega Millions jackpot was a temporary high, but the excitement at Mercy Children's Hospital in St. Louis, MO, continued weeks after the drawing.
2017
Mass. Lottery ends some scratch ticket games before grand prizes paid out. It's an enticing gamble: a few bucks for a chance to win $1 million, $4 million, or more. But all of those big, bright prize amounts we see stamped on scratch tickets won't necessarily be given away.
2017
Bob Newhart brings back Papa Elf in new Kentucky Lottery holiday commercial. Legendary actor Bob Newhart dusted off his Papa Elf costume from his turn in the Christmas blockbuster movie "Elf" to work with the Kentucky Lottery promoting its Holiday Gift Series Scratch-Off campaign.
2016
20 co-workers to split $421M Powerball jackpot. A group of 20 co-workers are the winners of Saturday's $421 million Powerball jackpot on a ticket sold in Tennessee.
2016
CT Lottery settles 5 Card Cash dispute with vendor. The Connecticut Lottery Corp. has agreed to settle for a fraction of the nearly $4.2 million it had claimed that Scientific Games, the international gambling giant, lost in last year's hacking of the popular "5 Card Cash" instant game.
2016
Update: Players sue Delaware Lottery for $2M over disputed Keno tickets. Two Delaware men are claiming they haven't seen a penny of the $2 million they say the state lottery owes them after a computer glitch spewed out multiple matching numbers.
2015
More lottery winners using trusts to accept prizes anonymously. Although lottery regulations typically state that a claimant's name, city or town, image, amount of prize, claim date and game are all public record, trusts have become a common tool for winners to skirt the rules and remain their anonymity when claiming a big prize.
2015
NC's biggest lottery winner, who faced drug charges soon after win, gives nearly $700k to church. A North Carolina lottery winner — who was arrested on drug charges just months after she won $188 million earlier this year — has given her church nearly $700,000, an attorney says.
2012
Powerball coming to California. Less than 24 hours after the winning Powerball lottery numbers were announced for the largest Powerball jackpot ever, California's five-member lottery commission voted unanimously on Thursday to bring the Powerball jackpot to the state.
2012
Record $587.5 million Powerball jackpot won by 2 tickets. The largest Powerball lottery jackpot the world has ever seen has been won Wednesday night by two tickets sold in Arizona and Missouri.
2011
Asset managers accused of fronting for real $254M Powerball winner. The three wealthy bankers who came forward to claim a $254 million Powerball jackpot are facing claims that they are not in fact the real winners.
2009
N.C. Lottery spent $11 million on advertising. In North Carolina, it is hard to avoid seeing the state lottery's advertising efforts, and with good reason: In the last fiscal year, the lottery spent $10.9 million on advertising.
2009
Michigan lottery players are the big winners. Conspiracy theory has long held that lottery proceeds intended to solve all of Michigan's school funding problems have been for decades fiscally diverted by crafty lawmakers in other, non-school programs, but lottery players might be the ones who are actually benefiting.
2007
Winning $151M Powerball lottery ticket sold in Rhode Island. One lucky person from Rhode Island is holding the winning ticket from last night's $151 million Powerball drawing. Lottery officials aren't sure who the lucky winner is yet.
2007
Will robber get to keep lottery jackpot?. The winner of a $1 million lottery scratch ticket may not be so lucky after all: He's a convicted bank robber who isn't supposed to gamble.
2006
Ex-lovers settle bitter fight over $12.4 million lottery win. A once-happy couple, who split five months ago, have settled a legal dispute over a $12.4 million Canada Super 7 jackpot win, cutting short what could have been a bitter and messy legal battle involving love and money.
2006
TV station reports on the Kansas Lottery. Television station KTKA 49 (ABC) takes a look at the good and bad of the Kansas Lottery.
2006
Florida Lottery raffle tickets almost sold out. Holiday Millionaire Raffle tickets could be sold out by the end of this week based on the current rate of sales, the Florida Lottery reports.
2006
Maryland budget deficit looms as lottery revenue falls off. Maryland's lottery has been slowing down as a revenue source for years and will continue to underperform as residents seek other gambling ventures, including betting on slot machines in neighboring states, budget analysts and state officials say.
2006
Michigan lottery ticket thieves sought by deputies. Livingston County sheriff's officials are looking for a man and woman who stole a "large amount" of Michigan instant lottery tickets from a drugstore east of Howell.
2006
N.D. woman duped in lottery scam. An elderly woman from Bismarck, North Dakota, reportedly has been fleeced of more than $100,000 in an apparent lottery scam.
2003
Will Mega Millions be the ticket for Texas?. Texas' plunge into the multistate lottery market this week with its promise of mega-jackpots and new revenues for the state is a bit of a gamble, supporters and critics agree.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$373.9 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 29, 2023
2.$355 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 1, 2023
3.€317.18 Million
US$328.31 Million
Draw Date
Nov 29, 2022
4.$305 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 29, 2022
5.$252 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 29, 2021
6.$243 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 29, 2019
7.$231 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 2, 2020
8.$230 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 29, 2013
9.$229 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 1, 2020
10.€200 Million
US$217.68 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Dec 1, 2023
11.€178 Million
US$214.03 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Dec 1, 2020
12.$190 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 30, 2018
13.$183 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 1, 2018
14.$163 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 29, 2017
15.$145 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 1, 2017
16.€117.3 Million
US$132.95 Million
Draw Date
Nov 30, 2021
17.$130 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 29, 2000
18.$128 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 2, 2008
19.$127 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 1, 2004
20.$110 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 2, 2015
20.$110 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 30, 2019
22.€89 Million
US$105.9 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Dec 1, 2017
23.$102 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 30, 2021
24.$101 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 30, 1994
25.$95 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 1, 2010

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1991
Friday, Nov 29, 1991
32 years old
1985
Friday, Nov 29, 1985
38 years old
1983
Tuesday, Nov 29, 1983
40 years old
1978
Wednesday, Nov 29, 1978
45 years old
1977
Tuesday, Nov 29, 1977
46 years old
1976
Monday, Nov 29, 1976
47 years old
1976
Monday, Nov 29, 1976
47 years old
1975
Saturday, Nov 29, 1975
48 years old
1975
Saturday, Nov 29, 1975
48 years old
1975
Saturday, Nov 29, 1975
48 years old
1973
Thursday, Nov 29, 1973
50 years old
1973
Thursday, Nov 29, 1973
50 years old
1971
Monday, Nov 29, 1971
52 years old
1969
Saturday, Nov 29, 1969
54 years old
1967
Wednesday, Nov 29, 1967
56 years old
1967
Wednesday, Nov 29, 1967
56 years old
1964
Sunday, Nov 29, 1964
59 years old
1959
Sunday, Nov 29, 1959
64 years old
1958
Saturday, Nov 29, 1958
65 years old
1957
Friday, Nov 29, 1957
66 years old
1956
Thursday, Nov 29, 1956
67 years old
1956
Thursday, Nov 29, 1956
67 years old
1956
Thursday, Nov 29, 1956
67 years old
1955
Tuesday, Nov 29, 1955
68 years old
1946
Friday, Nov 29, 1946
77 years old
(year not provided)
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Worldwide Events On This Day

2013
LAM Mozambique Airlines 470 crashes in the Bwabata National Park in a pilot mass murder-suicide, killing all 33 people on board.
2009
Maurice Clemmons shoots and kills four police officers inside a coffee shop in Lakewood, Washington.
2007
The Armed Forces of the Philippines lay siege to the Peninsula Manila after soldiers led by Senator Antonio Trillanes stage a mutiny.
1987
North Korean agents plant a bomb on Korean Air Flight 858, which kills all 115 passengers and crew.
1986
The Surinamese military attacks the village of Moiwana during the Suriname Guerrilla War, killing at least 39 civilians, mostly women and children.
1972
Atari releases Pong, the first commercially successful video game.
1967
U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara announces his resignation.
1963
U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson establishes the Warren Commission to investigate the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
1963
Trans-Canada Air Lines Flight 831 crashes shortly after takeoff from Montreal-Dorval International Airport, killing all 118 people on board.
1963
"I Want to Hold Your Hand", recorded on October 17, 1963, is released by the Beatles in the United Kingdom.
1961
Enos, a chimpanzee, is launched into space. The spacecraft orbits the Earth twice and splashes down off the coast of Puerto Rico.
1952
U.S. President-elect Dwight D. Eisenhower fulfills a campaign promise by traveling to Korea to find out what can be done to end the conflict.
1947
The United Nations General Assembly approves a plan for the partition of Palestine.
1947
French forces carry out a massacre at Mỹ Trạch, Vietnam during the First Indochina War.
1945
The Federal People's Republic of Yugoslavia is declared.
1944
Albania is liberated by the Partisans.
1943
The second session of the Anti-Fascist Council for the National Liberation of Yugoslavia (AVNOJ), held to determine the post-war ordering of the country, concludes in Jajce (present-day Bosnia and Herzegovina).
1929
U.S. Admiral Richard E. Byrd leads the first expedition to fly over the South Pole.
1899
FC Barcelona is founded by Catalan, Spanish and Englishmen. It later develops into one of Spanish football's most iconic and strongest teams.
1890
The Meiji Constitution goes into effect in Japan, and the first Diet convenes.
1877
Thomas Edison demonstrates his phonograph for the first time.
1872
The Modoc War begins with the Battle of Lost River.
1864
Colorado volunteers led by Colonel John Chivington massacre at least 150 Cheyenne and Arapaho noncombatants inside Colorado Territory.
1864
The Confederate Army of Tennessee misses an opportunity to crush the Army of the Ohio in the Battle of Spring Hill.
1863
Union forces under Ambrose Burnside successfully defend Knoxville, Tennessee from Confederate forces under James Longstreet in the Battle of Fort Sanders in the American Civil War.
1850
The treaty, Punctation of Olmütz, is signed in Olomouc. Prussia capitulates to Austria, which will take over the leadership of the German Confederation.
1847
The Sonderbund is defeated by the joint forces of other Swiss cantons under General Guillaume-Henri Dufour.
1847
Missionaries Dr. Marcus Whitman, his wife Narcissa, and 15 others are killed by Cayuse and Umatilla Indians, causing the Cayuse War.
1830
An armed rebellion against Russia's rule in Poland begins.
1807
John VI of Portugal flees Lisbon from advancing Napoleonic forces during the Peninsular War, transferring the Portuguese court to Brazil.
1783
A 5.3 magnitude earthquake strikes New Jersey.
1781
The crew of the British slave ship Zong murders 54 Africans by dumping them into the sea to claim insurance, beginning the Zong massacre.
1777
San Jose, California, is founded as Pueblo de San José de Guadalupe by José Joaquín Moraga. It is the first civilian settlement, or pueblo, in Alta California.
1776
During the American Revolutionary War, the Battle of Fort Cumberland, Nova Scotia, comes to an end with the arrival of British reinforcements.
1732
The magnitude 6.6 Irpinia earthquake causes 1,940 deaths in the former Kingdom of Naples, southern Italy.
1729
Natchez Indians massacre 138 Frenchmen, 35 French women, and 56 children at Fort Rosalie, near the site of modern-day Natchez, Mississippi.
1612
The Battle of Swally takes place, which loosens the Portuguese Empire's hold on India.
1549
The papal conclave of 1549-50 begins.
1114
A large earthquake damages the areas of the Crusaders in the Middle East. Antioch, Mamistra, Marash and Edessa are hit by the shocks.
903
The Abbasid army under Muhammad ibn Sulayman al-Katib defeats the Qarmatians at the Battle of Hama.
618
The Tang dynasty scores a decisive victory over their rival Xue Rengao at the Battle of Qianshuiyuan.
561
Following the death of King Chlothar I at Compiègne, his four sons, Charibert I, Guntram, Sigebert I and Chilperic I, divide the Frankish Kingdom.

Births On This Day

2002
Yunus Musah, American soccer player
1998
Ye Qiuyu, Chinese tennis player
1995
Laura Marano, American actress and singer
1995
Siobhan-Marie O'Connor, English swimmer
1994
Shaun Lane, Australian rugby league player
1994
Julius Randle, American basketball player
1993
Stefon Diggs, American football player
1992
Ben Nugent, English footballer
1991
Becky James, Welsh cyclist
1990
Diego Boneta, Mexican actor and singer
1990
Yacouba Sylla, French footballer
1989
Adam Chapman, Northern Irish footballer
1988
Bradley Hudson-Odoi, Ghanaian footballer
1988
Russell Wilson, American football player
1986
Asa Hall, English footballer
1985
Shannon Brown, American basketball player
1985
Dominic Roma, English footballer
1983
Franchesca Ramsey, American comedian
1983
Aylin Tezel, German actress
1982
Lucas Black, American film and television actor
1982
Gemma Chan, English actress
1981
Fawad Khan, Pakistani actor, model and singer
1981
Jon Klassen, Canadian writer and illustrator
1980
Janina Gavankar, American actress and singer
1980
Dean Howell, English footballer
1979
Adam Barrett, English footballer
1979
The Game, American rapper
1978
Lauren German, American actress
1978
Dimitrios Konstantopoulos, Greek footballer
1977
Andy Beshear, American attorney and politician, 63rd governor of Kentucky
1977
Maria Petrova, Russian figure skater
1976
Chadwick Boseman, American actor and playwright (d. 2020)
1976
Anna Faris, American actress
1975
Craig Ireland, Scottish footballer
1975
Scott McCulloch, Scottish footballer
1974
Pavol Demitra, Slovak ice hockey player (d. 2011)
1974
Sarah Jones, American actress and playwright
1974
Jedediah Purdy, American legal scholar and cultural commentator
1973
Ryan Giggs, Welsh footballer and manager
1972
Brian Baumgartner, American actor and producer
1972
Jamal Mashburn, American basketball player and sportscaster
1971
David E. Campbell, Canadian political scientist
1971
Steve May, American soldier and politician
1971
Gena Lee Nolin, American actress and model
1970
Larry Joe Campbell, American actor and director
1970
Mark Pembridge, Welsh footballer and coach
1969
Tomas Brolin, Swedish footballer
1969
Mariano Rivera, Panamanian-American baseball player
1968
Andy Melville, Welsh footballer
1968
Iolanda Nanni, Italian politician (d. 2018)
1967
Fernando Ramos da Silva, Brazilian actor (d. 1987)
1967
Rebecca Wolff, American author and poet
1966
Dru Pagliassotti, American author
1966
Sophia Rosenfeld, American author
1965
Lauren Child, English author
1965
Ellen Cleghorne, American comedian and actress
1964
Don Cheadle, American actor and producer
1964
Ken Monkou, Dutch footballer
1963
Will Downing, American singer-songwriter and producer
1963
Lalit Modi, Indian businessman
1962
Ronny Jordan, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2014)
1962
Andrew McCarthy, American actor and director
1960
Marco Bucci, Italian discus thrower (d. 2013)
1960
Cathy Moriarty, American actress
1959
Richard Borcherds, South African-English mathematician and academic
1959
Neal Broten, American ice hockey player
1959
Rahm Emanuel, American businessman and politician, 55th Mayor of Chicago
1958
Michael Dempsey, Zimbabwean-English bass player
1958
John Dramani Mahama, Ghanaian historian and politician, 4th President of Ghana
1957
Janet Napolitano, American politician, lawyer, and university administrator
1957
Jean-Philippe Toussaint, Belgian novelist, photographer and filmmaker
1956
Hinton Battle, German-American actor, dancer, and choreographer
1956
Yvonne Fovargue, English lawyer and politician
1955
Howie Mandel, Canadian comedian, actor, and television host
1955
Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, Somali politician, 8th president of Somalia
1954
Joel Coen, American director, producer, and screenwriter
1954
Chirlane McCray, American writer, editor, and activist
1953
Alex Grey, American visual artist and author
1953
Vlado Kreslin, Slovenian singer-songwriter
1953
Christine Pascal, French actress, writer and director (d. 1996)
1952
John D. Barrow, English cosmologist, theoretical physicist, and mathematician (d. 2020)
1952
Jeff Fahey, American actor and producer
1951
Barry Goudreau, American guitarist and songwriter
1951
Roger Troutman, American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 1999)
1950
Marie Laberge, Canadian actress, educator and writer
1950
Kevin O'Donnell Jr., American author (d. 2012)
1949
Jerry Lawler, American wrestler and sportscaster
1949
Garry Shandling, American comedian, actor, and screenwriter (d. 2016)
1949
Steve Smith, American lawyer and politician (d. 2014)
1948
Yōichi Masuzoe, Japanese politician
1947
Petra Kelly, German activist and politician (d. 1992)
1947
Ronnie Montrose, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 2012)
1946
Suzy Chaffee, American skier
1946
Silvio Rodríguez, Cuban singer-songwriter and guitarist
1945
Csaba Pléh, Hungarian psychologist and linguist
1944
Felix Cavaliere, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer
1943
Bobbi Martin, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2000)
1943
Sue Miller, American novelist and short story writer
1942
Michael Craze, British actor (d. 1998)
1942
Ann Dunham, American anthropologist and academic (d. 1995)
1942
John Grillo, English actor and playwright
1941
Bill Freehan, American baseball player, coach, and sportscaster (d. 2021)
1940
Oscar Espinosa Chepe, Cuban-Spanish economist and journalist (d. 2013)
1940
Chuck Mangione, American horn player and composer
1940
Janet Smith, English lawyer and judge
1940
Henry T. Yang, Taiwanese/Chinese-American engineer and academic
1939
Peter Bergman, American comedian, actor and screenwriter (d. 2012)
1939
Meco, American record producer and musician
1938
Johnny Crossan, Northern Irish footballer, author and sports analyst
1937
Eric Barnes, English footballer (d. 2014)
1936
Gregory Gillespie, American painter (d. 2000)
1936
Bill Jenkins, American politician
1935
Diane Ladd, American actress
1935
Thomas J. O'Brien, American bishop (d. 2018)
1934
Willie Morris, American writer (d. 1999)
1933
John Mayall, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1933
James Rosenquist, American painter and illustrator (d. 2017)
1932
Ed Bickert, Canadian jazz guitarist (d. 2019)
1932
Jacques Chirac, French soldier and politician, 22nd President of France (d. 2019)
1932
John Gary, American singer and television host (d. 1998)
1931
Shintaro Katsu, Japanese actor, singer, director, and producer (d. 1997)
1930
Shirley Porter, English politician, Lord Mayor of Westminster
1930
Vladimir Šenauer, Croatian footballer (d. 2013)
1930
Alan Lee Williams, English academic and politician
1929
Derek Jameson, English journalist and radio host (d. 2012)
1929
Woo Yong-gak, North Korean soldier (d. 2012)
1928
Tahir Salahov, Azerbaijani painter and educator (d. 2021)
1928
Paul Simon, American soldier and politician, 39th Lieutenant Governor of Illinois (d. 2003)
1927
Vin Scully, American sportscaster and game show host (d. 2022)
1926
Beji Caid Essebsi, Tunisian lawyer and politician, President of Tunisia (d. 2019)
1925
Minnie Miñoso, Cuban-American baseball player and coach (d. 2015)
1923
Chuck Daigh, American race car driver (b. 2008)
1922
Michael Howard, English-American historian, author, and academic (d. 2019)
1921
Jackie Stallone, American astrologer and a promoter of women's wrestling (d. 2020)
1920
Yegor Ligachyov, Russian engineer and politician (d. 2021)
1920
Joseph Shivers, American chemist and academic, developed spandex (d. 2014)
1919
Joe Weider, Canadian-American bodybuilder and publisher, co-founded the IFBB (d. 2013)
1918
Madeleine L'Engle, American author and poet (d. 2007)
1917
Pierre Gaspard-Huit, French director and screenwriter (d. 2017)
1917
Merle Travis, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1983)
1916
Helen Clare, British singer (d. 2018)
1916
Fran Ryan, American actress and comedian (d. 2000)
1915
Ludu Daw Amar, Burmese journalist and author (d. 2008)
1915
Billy Strayhorn, American pianist and composer (d. 1967)
1910
Elizabeth Choy, Malaysian-Singaporean educator and politician (d. 2006)
1910
Antanas Škėma, Lithuanian actor and director (d. 1961)
1908
Adam Clayton Powell Jr., American pastor and politician (d. 1972)
1906
Barbara C. Freeman, English writer and poet (b. 1999)
1905
Marcel Lefebvre, French-Swiss archbishop and theologian (d. 1991)
1904
Margaret Barr, Australian choreographer and teacher of dance-drama (d. 1991)
1900
Mildred Gillars, American broadcaster, employed by Nazi Germany to disseminate propaganda during WWII (d. 1988)
1899
Andrija Artuković, Croatian Minister of Interior (d. 1988)
1899
Emma Morano, Italian supercentenarian, oldest Italian person ever (d. 2017)
1898
C. S. Lewis, British novelist, poet, and critic (d. 1963)
1895
Busby Berkeley, American director and choreographer (d. 1976)
1895
William Tubman, Liberian lawyer and politician, 19th President of Liberia (d. 1971)
1891
Julius Raab, Austrian engineer and politician, 19th Chancellor of Austria (d. 1964)
1882
Henri Fabre, French pilot and engineer (d. 1984)
1881
Artur Phleps, Romanian-German general (d. 1944)
1879
Jacob Gade, Danish violinist and composer (d. 1963)
1876
Nellie Tayloe Ross, American educator and politician, 14th Governor of Wyoming (d. 1977)
1874
Francis Dodd, Welsh-English painter and academic (d. 1949)
1874
Egas Moniz, Portuguese physician and neurologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1955)
1873
Suzan Rose Benedict, American mathematician and academic (d. 1942)
1861
Spyridon Samaras, Greek composer (d. 1917)
1857
Theodor Escherich, German-Austrian pediatrician and academic (d. 1911)
1856
Theobald von Bethmann Hollweg, German lawyer and politician, 5th Chancellor of Germany (d. 1921)
1849
John Ambrose Fleming, English physicist and engineer (d. 1945)
1843
Gertrude Jekyll, British horticulturist and writer (d. 1932)
1835
Empress Dowager Cixi of China (d. 1908)
1832
Louisa May Alcott, American novelist and poet (d. 1888)
1831
Frederick Townsend Ward, American sailor and soldier (d. 1862)
1827
William Crichton, Scottish engineer and shipbuilder (d. 1889)
1825
Jean-Martin Charcot, French neurologist and psychologist (d. 1893)
1823
La Fayette Grover, American lawyer and politician, 4th Governor of Oregon (d. 1911)
1818
George Brown, Scottish-Canadian journalist and politician, 10th Premier of West Canada (d. 1880)
1817
William Ellery Channing, American poet and author (d. 1901)
1816
Morrison Waite, American jurist and politician, 7th Chief Justice of the United States (d. 1888)
1803
Christian Doppler, Austrian mathematician and physicist (d. 1853)
1803
Gottfried Semper, German architect and academic, designed the Semper Opera House (d. 1879)
1802
Wilhelm Hauff, German poet and author (d. 1827)
1799
Amos Bronson Alcott, American philosopher and academic (d. 1888)
1798
Alexander Brullov, Russian painter and architect, designed the Pulkovo Observatory (d. 1877)
1798
Hamilton Rowan Gamble, American jurist and politician (d. 1864)
1797
Gaetano Donizetti, Italian composer (d. 1848)
1781
Andrés Bello, Venezuelan poet and philosopher (d. 1865)
1762
Pierre André Latreille, French zoologist (d. 1833)
1752
The Public Universal Friend, American evangelist (d. 1819)
1705
Michael Christian Festing, English violinist and composer (d. 1752)
1690
Christian August, Prince of Anhalt-Zerbst (d. 1747)
1627
John Ray, English biologist and botanist (d. 1705)
1528
Anthony Browne, 1st Viscount Montagu, English politician (d. 1592)
1463
Andrea della Valle, Italian cardinal (d. 1534)
1422
Thomas Percy, 1st Baron Egremont, English Baron (d. 1460)
1338
Lionel of Antwerp, 1st Duke of Clarence, Belgian-English politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (d. 1368)
1310
John de Mowbray, 3rd Baron Mowbray, English Baron (d. 1361)
826
William of Septimania, Frankish nobleman (d. 850)

Deaths On This Day

2022
Derek Granger, British film and television producer and screenwriter (b. 1921)
2022
Tapunuu Niko Lee Hang, Samoan politician (b. 1953/1954)
2021
Kinza Clodumar, Nauruan politician, 7th President of Nauru (b. 1945)
2021
Arlene Dahl, American actress, businesswoman and writer (b. 1925)
2021
LaMarr Hoyt, Major League Baseball player, 1983 AL Cy Young Award winner (b. 1955)
2020
Papa Bouba Diop, Senegalese footballer (b. 1978)
2019
Yasuhiro Nakasone, Japanese politician, 45th Prime Minister of Japan (b. 1918)
2017
Slobodan Praljak, Croatian general (b. 1945)
2016
Luis Alberto Monge, Costa Rican politician, 39th President of Costa Rica (b. 1925)
2016
Marcos Danilo Padilha, Brazilian football player (b. 1985)
2016
Ruta Šaca-Marjaša, Latvian lawyer, writer and politician (b. 1927)
2015
Joseph F. Girzone, American Catholic priest and author (b. 1930)
2015
Joe Marston, Australian footballer and manager (b. 1926)
2015
Christopher Middleton, British poet and translator (b. 1926)
2015
O'tkir Sultonov, Uzbek lawyer and politician, 2nd Prime Minister of Uzbekistan (b. 1939)
2014
Dwayne Alons, American general and politician (b. 1946)
2014
Dick Bresciani, American businessman (b. 1938)
2014
Mark Strand, Canadian-born American poet, essayist, and translator (b. 1934)
2013
Oliver Cheatham, American singer-songwriter (b. 1948)
2013
Colin Eglin, South African soldier and politician (b. 1925)
2013
Natalya Gorbanevskaya, Russian-Polish poet and activist (b. 1936)
2013
Brian Torrey Scott, American playwright and screenwriter (b. 1976)
2012
Joelmir Beting, Brazilian journalist (b. 1936)
2012
Sherab Palden Beru, Tibetan painter (b. 1911)
2011
Patrice O'Neal, American stand-up comedian (b. 1969)
2011
Guillermo O'Donnell, Argentine political scientist (b. 1936)
2010
Bella Akhmadulina, Russian poet and author (b. 1937)
2010
Mario Monicelli, Italian director and screenwriter (b. 1915)
2010
S. Sivanayagam, Sri Lankan journalist and author (b. 1930)
2010
Stephen J. Solarz, American academic and politician (b. 1940)
2010
Maurice Wilkes, English physicist and computer scientist (b. 1913)
2009
Robert Holdstock, English author (b. 1948)
2009
Zuhair Al-Karmi, Palestinian author, scientific programs presenter on TV (b. 1922).
2008
Jørn Utzon, Danish architect, designed the Sydney Opera House (b. 1918)
2007
James Barber, Canadian chef and author (b. 1923)
2007
Ralph Beard, American basketball player (b. 1927)
2007
Henry Hyde, American lawyer and politician (b. 1924)
2006
Allen Carr, English-Spanish accountant and author (b. 1934)
2006
Ernie Tagg, English footballer (b. 1917)
2005
David Di Tommaso, French footballer (b. 1979)
2004
John Drew Barrymore, American actor (b. 1932)
2004
Harry Danning, American baseball player and coach (b. 1911)
2004
Jack Shields, Canadian member of Parliament (b. 1929)
2003
Rudi Martinus van Dijk, Dutch composer (b. 1932)
2002
Daniel Gélin, French actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1921)
2001
Mic Christopher, American-Irish singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1969)
2001
George Harrison, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and music producer (b. 1943)
2001
John Knowles, American novelist (b. 1926)
2000
Ilmar Laaban, Estonian-Swedish poet and publicist (b. 1921)
1999
Germán Arciniegas, Colombian historian, author and journalist (b. 1900)
1999
John Berry, American-French actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1917)
1999
Gene Rayburn, American game show panelist and host (b. 1917)
1999
Kazuo Sakamaki, Japanese soldier (b. 1918)
1998
George Van Eps American swing and mainstream jazz guitarist (b. 1913)
1998
Robin Ray, English broadcaster, actor, and musician (b. 1934)
1997
Coleman Young, American politician, 66th Mayor of Detroit (b. 1918)
1996
Dan Flavin, American sculptor and illustrator (b. 1933)
1996
Denis Jenkinson, English journalist and author (b. 1920)
1993
J. R. D. Tata, French-Indian pilot and businessman, founded Tata Motors and Tata Global Beverages (b. 1904)
1992
Jean Dieudonné, French mathematician and academic (b. 1906)
1991
Ralph Bellamy, American actor (b. 1904)
1991
Joe Bonson, English footballer (b. 1936)
1987
Irene Handl, English actress (b. 1901)
1986
Cary Grant, English-American actor (b. 1904)
1984
Nora Thompson Dean, American Lenape educator and author (b. 1907)
1982
Percy Williams, Canadian sprinter (b. 1908)
1981
Natalie Wood, American actress (b. 1938)
1980
Dorothy Day, American journalist and activist, co-founded the Catholic Worker Movement (b. 1897)
1975
Graham Hill plane crash Tony Brise, English race car driver (b. 1952)
1975
Graham Hill plane crash Graham Hill, English race car driver and businessman (b. 1929)
1974
Peng Dehuai, Chinese Communist military leader (b. 1898)
1972
Carl Stalling, American pianist and composer (b. 1888)
1970
Robert T. Frederick, American general (b. 1907)
1967
Ferenc Münnich, Hungarian soldier and politician, 47th Prime Minister of Hungary (b. 1886)
1957
Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Czech-American pianist and composer (b. 1897)
1954
Dink Johnson, American pianist, clarinet player, and drummer (b. 1892)
1953
Sam De Grasse, Canadian-American actor (b. 1875)
1950
Walter Beech, American aviator and early aviation entrepreneur (b. 1891)
1942
Boyd Wagner, American colonel and pilot (b. 1916)
1942
Ron Middleton (VC), Australian bomber pilot and Victoria Cross Recipient (b. 1916)
1941
Frank Waller, American sprinter and hurdler (b. 1884)
1939
Philipp Scheidemann, German lawyer and politician, 10th Chancellor of Germany (b. 1865)
1932
Abdullah Cevdet, Kurdish-Turkish physician and academic (b. 1869)
1927
George Giffen, Australian cricketer (b. 1859)
1924
Giacomo Puccini, Italian composer and educator (b. 1858)
1918
Prince Antônio Gastão of Orléans-Braganza, Brazilian prince (b. 1881)
1901
Francesc Pi i Margall, Spanish federalist and republican politician and theorist (b. 1824)
1894
Juan N. Méndez, Mexican general and interim president, 1876-1877 (b. 1820)
1872
Mary Somerville, Scottish-Italian astronomer, mathematician, and author (b. 1780)
1847
Marcus Whitman, American physician and missionary (b. 1802)
1846
Hammamizade İsmail Dede Efendi, Turkish composer and educator (b. 1778)
1830
Charles-Simon Catel, French composer and educator (b. 1773)
1797
Samuel Langdon, American pastor, theologian, and academic (b. 1723)
1780
Maria Theresa, Holy Roman Empress, wife of Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1717)
1759
Nicolaus I Bernoulli, Swiss mathematician and theorist (b. 1687)
1699
Patrick Gordon, Scottish-Russian general (b. 1635)
1695
James Dalrymple, 1st Viscount of Stair, Scottish lawyer and politician, Lord President of the Court of Session (b. 1619)
1661
Brian Walton, English bishop and scholar (b. 1600)
1646
Laurentius Paulinus Gothus, Swedish astronomer and theologian (b. 1565)
1643
William Cartwright, English priest and playwright (b. 1611)
1643
Claudio Monteverdi, Italian priest and composer (b. 1567)
1632
Frederick V, Elector Palatine (b. 1596)
1628
John Felton, English soldier and assassin of the Duke of Buckingham (b. c. 1595)
1626
Ernst von Mansfeld, German commander (b. 1580)
1594
Alonso de Ercilla, Spanish soldier and poet (b. 1533)
1590
Philipp Nicodemus Frischlin, German philologist and poet (b. 1547)
1577
Cuthbert Mayne, English priest (b. 1543)
1530
Thomas Wolsey, English cardinal and politician, Lord Chancellor of the United Kingdom (b. 1473)
1378
Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1316)
1342
Michael of Cesena, Italian general, priest, and theologian (b. 1270)
1330
Roger Mortimer, 1st Earl of March, English soldier and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (b. 1287)
1314
Philip IV, king of France (b. 1268)
1268
Clement IV, pope of the Catholic Church (b. 1190)
1253
Otto II, duke of Bavaria (b. 1206)
835
Muhammad al-Jawad, the ninth of the Twelve Imams (b. 811)
561
Chlothar I, Frankish king (b. 497)
524
Ahkal Mo' Naab' I, ruler of Palenque (b. 465)
521
Jacob of Serugh, Syrian poet and theologian (b. 451)