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On This Day in History:  November 30

November 30 is the 334th day of the year (335th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 31 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2019
Unclaimed $14.6 million Arizona Lottery ticket expires Monday. If you played the Arizona Lottery this past summer, look around the house for lottery tickets you might have missed; you might be sitting on $14.6 million.
2013
$257 MILLION: Mega Millions jackpot expands. The last time the multi-state Mega Millions jackpot was this big, it was busy setting the record for the largest lottery jackpot in history.
2012
Mechanic and his wife are Missouri winners of $588M Powerball jackpot. Cindy Hill, a laid-off office manager who lives in a small town in Missouri, called her husband Thursday with urgent news that would change everything: "We won the lottery."
2012
Apparent Arizona winner captured on video the moment he learned of win. A man, who appeared to be a construction or highway worker, walked into a Prince George's County, Maryland, Exxon Thursday afternoon and -- according to witnesses -- walked out a multi-multi-millionaire.
2012
Winning Powerball ticket in Mo. turned in. Lottery officials in Missouri say a winning Powerball ticket for the record $588 million drawing has been turned-in and verified.
2011
Virginia woman dreams of Obama, wins lottery. A Virginia Beach woman says she dreamed about chatting with President Barack Obama, and the next day won the lottery by playing the president's birthday.
2011
Connecticut Powerball mystery deepens. Three money managers who claimed the state's record-breaking $254.2 million Powerball jackpot on Monday may still have a fight ahead of them in the court of public opinion.
2011
Atlanta man wins $1 million lottery for second time in three years. An Atlanta man has won a $1 million prize for the second time in three years playing an instant lottery game, according to Georgia Lottery officials.
2010
Unclaimed Pa. lottery prize worth $50K to expire. Time is running out for a Pennsylvania Lottery winner to claim a $50,000 prize.
2010
California Lottery has Thanksgiving millionaire. Someone was especially thankful this Thanksgiving: He won $8 million in Wednesday's California SuperLotto Plus drawing.
2006
N.C. lottery excitement: first Powerball jackpot winner. Someone who bought a Powerball lottery ticket this week in North Carolina is $74.5 million richer this morning.
2005
Two winning Mega Millions lottery tickets in $35 Million drawing. Two tickets will share the $35 million jackpot in Tuesday night's multi-state Mega Millions lottery drawing.
2005
Mass. Lottery expanding Keno with new Bonus game. As of Wednesday, Dec. 14, the Massachusetts Lottery will launch a new way for residents to play the popular Keno game.
2005
Californians targeted by Spanish lottery scam. Imagine receiving a letter in the mail that you're the big winner of a lottery in Spain. If it sounds too good to be true, that's probably because it is.
2005
Texas Lottery Commission chair betting on future. The 72-year-old chairman of the Texas Lottery Commission is facing one last duty before retirement: overseeing the troubled agency's bid to win back public trust.
2005
Million-dollar ticket fight goes before Mass. Lottery board. In the opening round of what may be a lengthy legal battle, an 83-year-old local man who found a winning Massachusetts lottery ticket in a trash bin defended his right to the $1 million prize yesterday, fending off a rival claim.
2004
Powerball Jackpot Climbs to $127 Million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Saturday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $127 million, with a cash option of $69.9 million.
2004
Syndicate Misses Out on Lottery Fortune. A school cleaner apologized to other members of his Lottery syndicate Friday after failing to put on a winning line that could have scooped them a share of an £8.5 million (US$16.2 million) jackpot.
2004
Tennessee grants fewer lottery scholarships than projected. Tennessee's HOPE scholarship program gave out fewer grants in its first year than state officials had expected.
2004
Record Oregon lottery jackpot still unclaimed. Nobody has claimed the record $30 million prize in the two weeks since the six winning numbers turned up on a ticket sold in Milwaukie.
2004
Satellite failure stops Nebraska lottery ticket sales. According to Nebraska Lottery, communication between the Nebraska Lottery and retailers was interrupted early Sunday morning after a communications satellite failed.
2004
Tenn. Lottery Director Gets Pay Cut. Tennessee Lottery director Rebecca Paul is getting a pay cut under a new plan adopted by the state's lottery board Monday.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$266 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 3, 2019
2.$257 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 3, 2013
3.$190 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 30, 2018
4.$183 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 1, 2018
5.$177 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 2, 2017
6.$145 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 1, 2017
7.$128 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 2, 2008
8.$127 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 1, 2004
9.$110 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 2, 2015
9.$110 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 30, 2019
11.€89 Million
US$105.9 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Dec 1, 2017
12.$101 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 30, 1994
13.$95 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 1, 2010
14.€72 Million
US$89.65 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Dec 2, 2014
15.€71.1 Million
US$80.46 Million
Draw Date
Dec 1, 2018
16.€65.44 Million
US$77.76 Million
Draw Date
Nov 30, 2017
17.$75 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 2, 2011
18.€58.69 Million
US$72.28 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Dec 5, 2014
19.$70 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 30, 2013
19.$70 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 30, 2007
19.$70 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 2, 2014
22.$69 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 30, 2002
23.$66 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 30, 2005
24.€55.15 Million
US$58.66 Million
Draw Date
Dec 1, 2016
25.€45.08 Million
US$57.17 Million
Draw Date
Dec 2, 2008

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1992
Monday, Nov 30, 1992
27 years old
1989
Thursday, Nov 30, 1989
30 years old
1976
Tuesday, Nov 30, 1976
43 years old
1973
Friday, Nov 30, 1973
46 years old
1970
Monday, Nov 30, 1970
49 years old
1969
Sunday, Nov 30, 1969
50 years old
1964
Monday, Nov 30, 1964
55 years old
1963
Saturday, Nov 30, 1963
56 years old
1946
Saturday, Nov 30, 1946
73 years old
(year not provided)
(year not provided)

Worldwide Events On This Day

2018
A magnitude 7.0 earthquake with its epicenter only 15 miles from Anchorage, Alaska causes significant property damage but no deaths.
2012
An Ilyushin Il-76 cargo plane belonging to Aéro-Service, crashes into houses near Maya-Maya Airport during a thunderstorm, killing at least 32 people.
2005
John Sentamu becomes the first black archbishop in the Church of England with his enthronement as the 97th Archbishop of York.
2001
Gary Ridgway is apprehended and charged with four murders as the Green River Killer.
2000
NASA launches STS-97, the 101st Space Shuttle mission.
1999
Exxon and Mobil sign a US$73.7 billion agreement to merge, thus creating ExxonMobil, the world's largest company.
1999
In Seattle, United States, demonstrations against a World Trade Organization meeting by anti-globalization protesters catch police unprepared and force the cancellation of opening ceremonies.
1999
British Aerospace and Marconi Electronic Systems merge to form BAE Systems, Europe's largest defense contractor and the fourth largest aerospace firm in the world.
1995
Official end of Operation Desert Storm.
1995
U.S. President Bill Clinton visits Northern Ireland and speaks in favour of the "Northern Ireland peace process" to a huge rally at Belfast City Hall; he calls terrorists "yesterday's men".
1994
MS Achille Lauro catches fire off the coast of Somalia.
1982
Michael Jackson's sixth solo studio album, Thriller, is released worldwide, ultimately to become the best-selling record album in history.
1981
Cold War: In Geneva, representatives from the United States and the Soviet Union begin to negotiate intermediate-range nuclear weapon reductions in Europe. (The meetings end inconclusively on December 17.)
1979
Pink Floyd's rock opera, The Wall is released.
1972
Vietnam War: White House Press Secretary Ron Ziegler tells the press that there will be no more public announcements concerning American troop withdrawals from Vietnam because troop levels are now down to 27,000.
1971
Iran seizes the Greater and Lesser Tunbs from the United Arab Emirates.
1967
South Yemen becomes independent from the United Kingdom.
1967
The Pakistan Peoples Party is founded by Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, who becomes its first chairman.
1967
Pro-Soviet communists in the Philippines establish Malayang Pagkakaisa ng Kabataan Pilipino as its new youth wing.
1966
Barbados becomes independent from the United Kingdom.
1954
In Sylacauga, Alabama, United States, the Hodges meteorite crashes through a roof and hits a woman taking an afternoon nap; this is the only documented case in the Western Hemisphere of a human being hit by a rock from space.
1953
Edward Mutesa II, the kabaka (king) of Buganda is deposed and exiled to London by Sir Andrew Cohen, Governor of Uganda.
1947
Civil War in Mandatory Palestine begins, leading up to the creation of the state of Israel.
1942
World War II: Battle of Tassafaronga; A smaller squadron of Japanese destroyers led by Raizō Tanaka defeats a U.S. cruiser force under Carleton H. Wright.
1939
Winter War: Soviet forces cross the Finnish border in several places and bomb Helsinki and several other Finnish cities, starting the war.
1936
In London, the Crystal Palace is destroyed by fire.
1934
The LNER Class A3 4472 Flying Scotsman becomes the first steam locomotive to be authenticated as reaching 100 mph.
1916
Costa Rica signs the Buenos Aires Convention, a copyright treaty.
1886
The Folies Bergère stages its first revue.
1872
The first-ever international football match takes place at Hamilton Crescent, Glasgow, between Scotland and England.
1868
A statue of King Charles XII of Sweden is inaugurated in Stockholm's Kungsträdgården.
1864
American Civil War: The Confederate Army of Tennessee suffers heavy losses in an attack on the Union Army of the Ohio in the Battle of Franklin.
1853
Crimean War: Battle of Sinop: The Imperial Russian Navy under Pavel Nakhimov destroys the Ottoman fleet under Osman Pasha at Sinop, a sea port in northern Turkey.
1829
First Welland Canal opens for a trial run, five years to the day from the ground breaking.
1804
The Democratic-Republican-controlled United States Senate begins an impeachment trial of Federalist Supreme Court Justice Samuel Chase.
1803
The Balmis Expedition starts in Spain with the aim of vaccinating millions against smallpox in Spanish America and Philippines.
1803
In New Orleans, Spanish representatives officially transfer the Louisiana Territory to a French representative. Just 20 days later, France transfers the same land to the United States as the Louisiana Purchase.
1786
The Grand Duchy of Tuscany, under Pietro Leopoldo I, becomes the first modern state to abolish the death penalty (later commemorated as Cities for Life Day).
1782
American Revolutionary War: Treaty of Paris: In Paris, representatives from the United States and the Great Britain sign preliminary peace articles (later formalized as the 1783 Treaty of Paris).
1718
King Charles XII of Sweden dies during a siege of the fortress of Fredriksten in Norway.
1707
The second Siege of Pensacola comes to end with the failure of the British to capture Pensacola, Florida.
977
Emperor Otto II lifts the siege at Paris and withdraws. His rearguard is defeated while crossing the Aisne River by Frankish forces under King Lothair III.

Births On This Day

1995
Seb Morris, Welsh race car driver
1994
Sofia Araújo, Portuguese tennis player
1993
Yuri Chinen, Japanese idol, singer, dancer and model
1991
Agnatius Paasi, Tongan rugby league player
1990
Magnus Carlsen, Norwegian chess player
1990
Antoine N'Gossan, Ivorian footballer
1989
Vladimír Weiss, Slovak footballer
1988
Phillip Hughes, Australian cricketer (d. 2014)
1988
Vitaliy Polyanskyi, Ukrainian footballer
1988
Tomi Saarelma, Finnish footballer
1987
Vasilisa Bardina, Russian tennis player
1987
Naomi Knight, American wrestler, model, and dancer
1987
Dougie Poynter, English singer-songwriter and bass player
1986
Jordan Farmar, American basketball player
1985
Kaley Cuoco, American actress
1985
Hikari Mitsushima, Japanese actress and singer
1985
Chrissy Teigen, American model
1984
Nigel de Jong, Dutch footballer
1984
Alan Hutton, Scottish footballer
1984
Olga Rypakova, Kazakhstani triple jumper
1984
Francisco Sandaza, Spanish footballer
1983
Adrian Cristea, Romanian footballer
1983
Vladislav Polyakov, Kazakhstani swimmer
1982
Elisha Cuthbert, Canadian actress
1982
Tony Giarratano, American baseball player
1982
Jason Pominville, Canadian ice hockey player
1981
Rich Harden, Canadian baseball player
1980
Cem Adrian, Turkish singer-songwriter, producer, and director
1980
Jamie Ashdown, English footballer
1980
Shane Victorino, American baseball player
1979
Chris Atkinson, Australian race car driver
1979
Andrés Nocioni, Argentinian basketball player
1978
Clay Aiken, American singer
1978
Benjamin Lense, German footballer
1977
Richard Elias Anderson, Canadian basketball player and coach
1977
Steve Aoki, American DJ and producer, founded Dim Mak Records
1977
Iván Guerrero, Honduran footballer and manager
1977
Kazumi Saito, Japanese baseball player and coach
1977
Olivier Schoenfelder, French ice dancer and coach
1976
Marta Burgay, Italian astronomer
1976
Marco Castro, Peruvian-American director and cinematographer
1976
Josh Lewsey, English rugby player
1976
Paul Nuttall, British politician
1975
Mindy McCready, American singer-songwriter (d. 2013)
1975
Ben Thatcher, English footballer
1973
Christian Cage, Canadian wrestler, actor, and podcaster
1972
Dan Jarvis, English soldier and politician
1972
Stanislav Kitto, Estonian footballer
1972
Abel Xavier, Portuguese footballer and manager
1971
Ray Durham, American baseball player
1970
Phil Babb, English footballer and manager
1970
Walter Emanuel Jones, American actor and dancer
1969
Marc Forster, German-Swiss director, producer, and screenwriter
1969
Marc Goossens, Belgian race car driver
1969
Chris Weitz, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1968
Des'ree, English R&B singer-songwriter
1968
Laurent Jalabert, French cyclist and sportscaster
1967
Joseph Corré, English fashion designer and businessman, co-founded Agent Provocateur
1967
Rajiv Dixit, Indian author and activist (d. 2010)
1967
Richard Harry, Australian rugby player
1966
Nigel Adams, English businessman and politician
1966
David Berkoff, American swimmer
1966
David Nicholls, English author and screenwriter
1966
Mika Salo, Finnish race car driver
1966
John Bishop, English comedian presenter and actor
1965
Aldair, Brazilian footballer
1965
Fumihito, Prince Akishino, Japanese royal
1965
Lee Klein, American writer
1965
David Laws, English banker and politician, Chief Secretary to the Treasury
1965
Ben Stiller, American actor, director, producer and screenwriter
1964
Jushin Thunder Liger, Japanese wrestler and mixed martial artist
1962
Jimmy Del Ray, American wrestler and manager (d. 2014)
1962
Bo Jackson, American football and baseball player
1962
Daniel Keys Moran, American computer programmer and author
1961
Innocent Egbunike, Nigerian sprinter and coach
1961
Ian Morris, Trinidadian footballer and sprinter
1960
Bill Halter, American scholar, activist, and politician, 14th Lieutenant Governor of Arkansas
1960
Gary Lineker, English footballer and sportscaster
1960
Michael O'Connor, Australian rugby player
1960
Bob Tewksbury, American baseball player and coach
1959
Cherie Currie, American singer-songwriter, musician (The Runaways), and actress
1959
George Faber, British television producer
1959
Lorraine Kelly, Scottish journalist and actress
1959
Hugo Swire, English soldier and politician, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs
1958
Stacey Q, American pop singer-songwriter, dancer and actress
1957
John Ashton, English guitarist, songwriter, and producer
1957
Richard Barbieri, English keyboard player and songwriter
1957
Joël Champetier, Canadian author and screenwriter (d. 2015)
1957
Patrick McLoughlin, English miner and politician, Secretary of State for Transport
1957
Colin Mochrie, Scottish-Canadian comedian, actor, producer, and screenwriter
1957
Margaret Spellings, American educator and politician, 8th United States Secretary of Education
1955
Michael Beschloss, American historian and author
1955
Richard Burr, American businessman, academic, and politician
1955
Kevin Conroy, American actor
1955
Andy Gray, Scottish footballer and sportscaster
1955
Billy Idol, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
1954
Wayne Bartholomew, Australian surfer
1954
Lawrence Summers, American economist and academic
1953
Shuggie Otis, American singer-songwriter and musician
1953
June Pointer, American singer and actress (d. 2006)
1953
David Sancious, American rock and jazz keyboard player and guitarist
1952
Semyon Bychkov, Russian-American conductor
1952
Mandy Patinkin, American actor and singer
1951
Daniel Petrie, Jr., American director, producer, and screenwriter
1950
Patricia Ann Tracey, American Naval Vice Admiral
1950
Paul Westphal, American basketball player and coach
1949
Jimmy London, Jamaican singer-songwriter
1949
Matthew Festing, 79th Prince and Grand Master of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta
1947
Sergio Badilla Castillo, Chilean-Swedish poet and translator
1947
David Mamet, American playwright, screenwriter, and director
1946
George Duffield, English jockey and trainer
1945
Hilary Armstrong, Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top, English academic and politician, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
1945
Roger Glover, Welsh bass player, songwriter, and producer
1945
John R. Powers, American author and playwright (d. 2013)
1945
Stan Sulzmann, English saxophonist and educator
1944
George Graham, Scottish footballer and manager
1943
Leo Lyons, English bassist (Ten Years After)
1943
Terrence Malick, American director, producer, and screenwriter
1941
Phil Willis, Baron Willis of Knaresborough, English politician
1940
Kevin Phillips, American journalist and author
1940
Peter Shreeves, Welsh footballer, coach, and manager
1940
Dan Tieman, American basketball player and coach (d. 2012)
1938
Jean Eustache, French director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1981)
1938
John M. Goldman, English haematologist and oncologist (d. 2013)
1937
Jimmy Bowen, American record producer, songwriter, and pop singer
1937
Praveen Chaudhari, Indian-American physicist and academic (d. 2010)
1937
Frank Ifield, English-Australian singer and guitarist
1937
Luther Ingram, American R&B/soul singer-songwriter (d. 2007)
1937
Ridley Scott, English director, producer, and production designer
1937
Tom Simpson, English cyclist (d. 1967)
1937
Adeline Yen Mah, Chinese-American physician and author
1936
Dmitri Anosov, Russian mathematician and academic (d. 2014)
1936
Abbie Hoffman, American activist and author, co-founded the Youth International Party (d. 1989)
1934
Marcel Prud'homme, Canadian politician (d. 2017)
1933
Norman Deeley, English footballer and manager (d. 2007)
1933
Sam Gilliam, American painter and educator
1932
Bob Moore, American bassist and bandleader
1932
Cho Nam-chul, South Korean Go player (d. 2006)
1931
Vivian Lynn, New Zealand artist (d. 2018)
1931
Bill Walsh, American football player and coach (d. 2007)
1931
Margot Zemach, American author and illustrator (d. 1989)
1930
G. Gordon Liddy, American lawyer, radio host, television actor and criminal
1929
Dick Clark, American television host and producer, founded Dick Clark Productions (d. 2012)
1929
Joan Ganz Cooney, American screenwriter and producer, co-created Sesame Street
1928
Takako Doi, Japanese scholar and politician 68th Speaker of the House of Representatives of Japan (d. 2014)
1928
Joe B. Hall, American basketball player and coach
1928
Steele Hall, Australian politician, 36th Premier of South Australia
1928
Andres Narvasa, Filipino lawyer and jurist, 19th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines (d. 2013)
1927
Robert Guillaume, American actor and singer (d. 2017)
1926
Teresa Gisbert Carbonell, Bolivian architect and art historian (d. 2018)
1926
Richard Crenna, American actor, director, and producer (d. 2003)
1925
Maryon Pittman Allen, American journalist and politician (d. 2018)
1925
William H. Gates, Sr., American lawyer and philanthropist
1924
Elliott Blackstone, American police officer and activist (d. 2006)
1924
Shirley Chisholm, American activist, educator and politician (d. 2005)
1924
Allan Sherman, American actor, comedian, singer, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1973)
1920
Virginia Mayo, American actress (d. 2005)
1919
Jane C. Wright, American oncologist and cancer researcher (d. 2013)
1918
Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., American actor (d. 2014)
1916
Dena Epstein, American musicologist and author (d. 2013)
1915
Brownie McGhee, American folk-blues singer and guitarist (d. 1996)
1915
Henry Taube, Canadian-American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2005)
1912
Jaan Hargel, Estonian flute player, conductor, and educator (d. 1966)
1912
Gordon Parks, American photographer and director (d. 2006)
1911
Carle Hessay, German-Canadian painter (d. 1978)
1909
Robert Nighthawk, American singer and guitarist (d. 1967)
1907
Jacques Barzun, French-American historian and author (d. 2012)
1906
John Dickson Carr, American author and playwright (d. 1977)
1906
Andrés Henestrosa, Mexican poet, linguist, and politician (d. 2008)
1904
Clyfford Still, American painter and educator (d. 1980)
1898
Firpo Marberry, American baseball player and manager (d. 1976)
1889
Edgar Adrian, 1st Baron Adrian, English physiologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1977)
1889
Reuvein Margolies, Ukrainian-Israeli author and scholar (d. 1971)
1888
Harry Altham, English cricketer and coach (d. 1965)
1887
Andrej Gosar, Slovenian economist, lawyer, and politician (d. 1970)
1887
Beatrice Kerr, Australian swimmer and diver (d. 1971)
1883
Gustav Suits, Estonian-Swedish poet and politician (d. 1956)
1875
Myron Grimshaw, American baseball player (d. 1936)
1875
Otto Strandman, Estonian lawyer and politician, 2nd Prime Minister of Estonia (d. 1941)
1874
Winston Churchill, English colonel, journalist, and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1965)
1874
Lucy Maud Montgomery, English-Canadian author and poet (d. 1942)
1873
Božena Benešová, Czech author and poet (d. 1936)
1872
John McCrae, Canadian physician, soldier, and poet (d. 1918)
1869
Gustaf Dalén, Swedish physicist and engineer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1937)
1869
James Hamilton, 3rd Duke of Abercorn, English lawyer and politician, Governor of Northern Ireland (d. 1953)
1866
Andrey Lyapchev, Bulgarian politician, Prime Minister of Bulgaria (d. 1933)
1863
Andrés Bonifacio, Filipino activist and politician, co-founded Katipunan (d. 1897)
1858
Jagadish Chandra Bose, Indian physicist, biologist, botanist, and archaeologist (d. 1937)
1857
Bobby Abel, English cricketer (d. 1936)
1847
Afonso Pena, Brazilian lawyer and politician, 6th President of Brazil (d. 1909)
1840
Henry Birks, Canadian businessman, founded Birks & Mayors (d. 1928)
1836
Lord Frederick Cavendish, Anglo-Irish soldier and politician, Chief Secretary for Ireland (d. 1882)
1835
Mark Twain, American novelist, humorist, and critic (d. 1910)
1832
James Robert Dickson, English-Australian politician, 13th Premier of Queensland (d. 1901)
1825
William-Adolphe Bouguereau, French painter and educator (d. 1905)
1821
Frederick Temple, English archbishop and academic (d. 1902)
1817
Theodor Mommsen, German jurist, historian, and scholar, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1903)
1813
Louise-Victorine Ackermann, French poet and author (d. 1890)
1813
Charles-Valentin Alkan, French pianist and composer (d. 1888)
1810
Oliver Winchester, American businessman and politician, founded the Winchester Repeating Arms Company (d. 1880)
1796
Carl Loewe, German singer, composer, and conductor (d. 1869)
1791
Count Franz Philipp von Lamberg, Austrian field marshal and politician (d. 1848)
1781
Alexander Berry, Scottish surgeon, merchant, and explorer (d. 1873)
1768
Jędrzej Śniadecki, Polish physician, chemist, and biologist (d. 1838)
1764
Franz Xaver Gerl, Austrian singer and composer (d. 1827)
1756
Ernst Chladni, German physicist and author (d. 1827)
1748
Joachim Albertini, Italian-Polish composer (d. 1838)
1723
William Livingston, American lawyer and politician, 1st Governor of New Jersey (d. 1790)
1719
Princess Augusta of Saxe-Gotha (d. 1772)
1699
King Christian VI of Denmark (d. 1746)
1683
Ludwig Andreas von Khevenhüller, Austrian field marshal (d. 1744)
1670
John Toland, Irish philosopher and author (d. 1722)
1667
Jonathan Swift, Irish satirist and essayist (d. 1745)
1645
Andreas Werckmeister, German organist, composer, and theorist (d. 1706)
1642
Andrea Pozzo, Jesuit Brother, architect and painter (d. 1709)
1637
Louis-Sébastien Le Nain de Tillemont, French historian and author (d. 1698)
1625
Jean Domat, French scholar and jurist (d. 1696)
1614
William Howard, 1st Viscount Stafford (d. 1680)
1599
Andrea Sacchi, Italian painter (d. 1661)
1594
John Cosin, English bishop and academic (d. 1672)
1573
Aubert Miraeus, Belgian historian (d. 1640)
1554
Philip Sidney, English soldier, courtier, and poet (d. 1586)
1549
Sir Henry Savile, English educator (d. 1622)
1508
Andrea Palladio, Italian architect and theoretician, designed the Church of San Giorgio Maggiore and Teatro Olimpico (d. 1580)
1498
Andrés de Urdaneta, Spanish captain and explorer (d. 1568)
1485
Veronica Gambara, Italian poet and stateswoman (d. 1550)
1466
Andrea Doria, Italian admiral (d. 1560)
1459
Mingyi Nyo, founder of Toungoo dynasty of Burma (d. 1530)
1427
Casimir IV Jagiellon, King of Poland (d. 1492)
1426
Johann IV Roth, Roman Catholic bishop (d. 1506)
1364
John FitzAlan, 2nd Baron Arundel, Scottish soldier (d. 1390)
1340
John, Duke of Berry (d. 1416)
1310
Frederick II, Margrave of Meissen (d. 1349)
539
Gregory of Tours, French bishop and saint (d. 594)

Deaths On This Day

2018
George H. W. Bush, American politician, 41st President of the United States (b. 1924)
2017
Jim Nabors, American actor and comedian (b. 1930)
2017
Surin Pitsuwan, Thai politician and diplomat (b. 1949)
2017
Alfie Curtis, British actor (b. 1930)
2015
Pío Caro Baroja, Spanish director and screenwriter (b. 1928)
2015
Minas Hatzisavvas, Greek actor and screenwriter (b. 1948)
2015
Marcus Klingberg, Polish-Israeli physician and biologist (b. 1918)
2015
Fatema Mernissi, Moroccan sociologist and author (b. 1940)
2015
Shigeru Mizuki, Japanese author and illustrator (b. 1922)
2015
Eldar Ryazanov, Russian director and screenwriter (b. 1927)
2015
Nigel Buxton, British travel writer and wine critic (b. 1924)
2014
Qayyum Chowdhury, Bangladeshi painter and academic (b. 1932)
2014
Jarbom Gamlin, Indian lawyer and politician, 7th Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh (b. 1961)
2014
Martin Litton, American rafter and environmentalist (b. 1917)
2014
Anthony Dryden Marshall, American CIA officer and diplomat (b. 1924)
2014
Go Seigen, Chinese-Japanese Go player (b. 1914)
2014
Kent Haruf, American novelist (b. 1943)
2013
Paul Crouch, American broadcaster, co-founded Trinity Broadcasting Network (b. 1934)
2013
Jean Kent, English actress (b. 1921)
2013
Tabu Ley Rochereau, Congolese-Belgian singer-songwriter (b. 1937)
2013
Doriano Romboni, Italian motorcycle racer (b. 1968)
2013
Paul Walker, American actor and producer (b. 1973)
2012
Rogelio Álvarez, Cuban-American baseball player (b. 1938)
2012
I. K. Gujral, Indian lawyer and politician, 12th Prime Minister of India (b. 1919)
2012
Munir Malik, Pakistani cricketer (b. 1931)
2012
Susil Moonesinghe, Sri Lankan lawyer and politician, 4th Chief Minister of Western Province (b. 1930)
2012
Homer R. Warner, American cardiologist and academic (b. 1922)
2010
Rajiv Dixit, Indian author and activist (b. 1967)
2010
Garry Gross, American photographer (b. 1937)
2008
Munetaka Higuchi, Japanese drummer and producer (b. 1958)
2007
Engin Arık, Turkish physicist and academic (b. 1948)
2007
Evel Knievel, American motorcycle rider and stuntman (b. 1938)
2006
Elhadi Adam, Sudanese poet and songwriter (b. 1927)
2006
Rafael Buenaventura, Filipino banker (b. 1938)
2006
Shirley Walker, American composer and conductor (b. 1945)
2005
Jean Parker, American actress (b. 1915)
2004
Pierre Berton, Canadian journalist and author (b. 1920)
2004
Seungsahn, South Korean spiritual leader, founded the Kwan Um School of Zen (b. 1927)
2003
Gertrude Ederle, American swimmer (b. 1906)
2000
Eloise Jarvis McGraw, American author (b. 1915)
2000
Scott Smith, Canadian bass player (b. 1955)
1999
Charlie Byrd, American guitarist (b. 1925)
1998
Janet Lewis, American novelist and poet (b. 1899)
1998
Margaret Walker, American author and poet (b. 1915)
1997
Kathy Acker, American author, poet, and playwright (b. 1947)
1996
Tiny Tim, American singer and ukulele player (b. 1932)
1994
Guy Debord, French theorist and author (b. 1931)
1994
Lionel Stander, American actor (b. 1908)
1993
David Houston, American singer-songwriter (b. 1938)
1992
Peter Blume, American painter and sculptor (b. 1906)
1990
Fritz Eichenberg, German-American illustrator and arts educator (b. 1901)
1989
Ahmadou Ahidjo, Cameroonian lawyer and politician, 1st President of Cameroon (b. 1924)
1989
Alfred Herrhausen, German banker (b. 1930)
1988
Pannonica de Koenigswarter, English-American singer-songwriter (b. 1913)
1987
Simon Carmiggelt, Dutch journalist and author (b. 1913)
1979
Laura Gilpin, American photographer (b.1891)
1979
Zeppo Marx, American actor and comedian (b. 1901)
1977
Terence Rattigan, English playwright and screenwriter (b. 1911)
1972
Compton Mackenzie, English-Scottish actor, author, and academic (b. 1883)
1967
Patrick Kavanagh, Irish poet and author (b. 1904)
1966
Salah Suheimat, Jordanian lawyer and politician (b. 1914)
1958
Hubert Wilkins, Australian pilot, ornithologist, geographer, and explorer (b. 1888)
1955
Josip Štolcer-Slavenski, Croatian composer and educator (b. 1896)
1954
Wilhelm Furtwängler, German conductor and composer (b. 1886)
1953
Francis Picabia, French painter and poet (b. 1879)
1949
Frank Cooper, Australian politician, 25th Premier of Queensland (b. 1872)
1944
Paul Masson, French cyclist (b. 1876)
1943
Etty Hillesum, Dutch author (b. 1914)
1942
Anthony M. Rud, American journalist and author (b. 1893)
1935
Fernando Pessoa, Portuguese poet, philosopher, and critic (b. 1888)
1934
Hélène Boucher, French pilot (b. 1908)
1933
Arthur Currie, Canadian general (b. 1875)
1931
Henry Walters, American art collector and philanthropist (b. 1848)
1930
Ponnambalam Ramanathan, Sri Lankan lawyer and politician, 3rd Solicitor General of Sri Lanka (b. 1851)
1930
Mary Harris Jones, American Labor organizer (b. 1837)
1923
John Maclean, Scottish educator and activist (b. 1879)
1920
Vladimir May-Mayevsky, Russian general (b. 1867)
1908
Nishinoumi Kajirō I, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 16th Yokozuna (b. 1855)
1907
Ludwig Levy, German architect (b. 1854)
1901
Edward John Eyre, English explorer and politician, Governor of Jamaica (b. 1815)
1900
Oscar Wilde, Irish playwright, novelist, and poet (b. 1854)
1892
Dimitrios Valvis, Greek judge and politician, 69th Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1814)
1873
Alexander Berry, Scottish-Welsh surgeon, merchant, and explorer (b. 1781)
1864
Patrick Cleburne, Irish-American general (b. 1828)
1863
Kamehameha IV, Hawaiian King (b. 1834)
1765
George Glas, Scottish merchant and explorer (b. 1725)
1761
John Dollond, English optician and astronomer (b. 1706)
1718
Charles XII of Sweden (b. 1682)
1703
Nicolas de Grigny, French organist and composer (b. 1672)
1675
Cecil Calvert, 2nd Baron Baltimore, English lawyer and politician, Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland (b. 1605)
1654
John Selden, English jurist and scholar (b. 1584)
1647
Bonaventura Cavalieri, Italian mathematician and astronomer (b. 1598)
1647
Giovanni Lanfranco, Italian painter (b. 1582)
1623
Thomas Weelkes, English organist and composer (b. 1576)
1603
William Gilbert, English scientist (b. 1544)
1600
Nanda Bayin, Burmese king (b. 1535)
1580
Richard Farrant, English playwright and composer (b. 1530)
1526
Giovanni dalle Bande Nere, Italian captain (b. 1498)
1525
Guillaume Crétin, French poet (b. c. 1460)
1378
Andrew Stratford, English verderer and landowner
1283
John of Vercelli, Master General of the Dominican Order (b. c. 1205)
1276
Kanezawa Sanetoki, Japanese member of the Hōjō clan (b. 1224)
1204
Emeric, King of Hungary
1016
Edmund Ironside, English king (b. 993)
912
Otto I, Duke of Saxony (b. c. 851)