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On This Day in History:  October 29

October 29 is the 302nd day of the year (303rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 63 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2019
Lucky Texan just claimed biggest prize ever paid to a single player in state's lottery. A lucky Texan just won the biggest prize ever awarded to a single player in the state's lottery.
2017
Mississippi lottery committee plans final meeting. What is expected to be the final meeting of House Speaker Philip Gunn's lottery study committee is scheduled for Nov. 16 at the Mississippi Capitol.
2015
Five friends win lottery after a decade of buying tickets together. A decade of buying lottery tickets together paid off big for the group of pals who hit the $106 million jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions game on Sept. 11.
2015
Man surprises wife with $1 million lottery win. An Upton, Massachusetts, man who set aside a retirement nest egg to play the Massachusetts State Lottery won $1 million on a scratch ticket. It was good fortune that he briefly kept from his wife, the lottery said.
2014
10 Pennsylvania co-workers share $2 million Powerball prize. After chipping in $2 per week over the past 10 years, ten Pennsylvania co-workers will share a $2 million Powerball prize from Wednesday's drawing.
2013
Pa. Gov. defends lottery privatization exploration. A Corbett administration press secretary said that Pennsylvania's need to fund its programs for the elderly is outpacing the lottery's ability to fund those programs, and the lottery private management agreement (PMA) is necessary in order to meet the needs.
2010
Most Kentucky Lottery players don't know where the money goes. Since its inception, the Kentucky Lottery has taken in $12.5 billion, but a recent study said most people in the commonwealth have no idea where that money goes.
2008
Lottery Post member subject of new motion picture. As the producer of director Neil LaBute's award-winning "In the Company of Men" and other features, Fort Wayne filmmaker Mark Archer knows a good story when he sees one. He knows Lottery Post member Jim Grimes' story is a good one — and will soon be telling it on the big screen.
2008
Weak bond market lowers lottery annuity jackpots. The nation's financial crisis is causing a dip in one of the optional jackpots offered in Wisconsin's Megabucks lottery game.
2007
Tenn. Lottery CEO claims sales unhurt by numerous errors. Tennessee Lottery chief Rebecca Hargrove said Monday there's no sign that players have lost confidence despite a daily drawings computer glitch.
2004
Clerk charged in Tennessee lottery scam. A Madisonville, Tennessee lottery scam could be the biggest since the state started selling tickets in January.
2004
Virginia Lottery reporting record first-quarter sales. The Virginia Lottery announced yesterday that first-quarter sales for the budget year that began July 1 are the best ever since the lottery was started in 1988.
2003
Mega Millions jackpot increases to $42 million. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery drawing grew to $42 million Tuesday night, as no tickets matched all six numbers drawn.
2003
Marion stores have streak of Lottery luck. Big-payoff lottery lightning landed thrice in Marion County, Florida over the past week.
2003
Governor softens stand on Paul. Gov. Phil Bredesen, after criticizing hiring practices by the head of the Tennessee lottery last week, said yesterday that Rebecca Paul has his "unqualified support."

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$284 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Oct 31, 2014
2.€177.73 Million
US$247.84 Million
Draw Date
Oct 30, 2010
3.$203 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 29, 2011
4.$180 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 29, 2016
5.€131 Million
US$167.18 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Nov 3, 2006
6.$165 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 1, 2005
7.$142 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 29, 2014
8.$140 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 30, 2019
8.$140 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Oct 29, 2010
10.€101 Million
US$130.82 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Oct 30, 2012
11.$129 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Oct 30, 2015
12.$127 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 31, 2015
13.€77 Million
US$113.79 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Oct 30, 2009
14.$110 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 31, 2012
15.$105 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Oct 29, 2019
16.€90 Million
US$102.65 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Nov 2, 2018
17.$93 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 1, 2006
18.€79 Million
US$89.71 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Oct 30, 2018
19.$87 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 30, 2010
20.€71 Million
US$78.82 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Oct 29, 2019
21.$78 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 1, 2011
22.$75 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Oct 29, 2013
23.€65.94 Million
US$73.61 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Nov 1, 2019
24.€57.3 Million
US$65.07 Million
Draw Date
Oct 30, 2018
25.$63 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Oct 30, 2007

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1996
Tuesday, Oct 29, 1996
23 years old
1981
Thursday, Oct 29, 1981
38 years old
1979
Monday, Oct 29, 1979
40 years old
1973
Monday, Oct 29, 1973
46 years old
1969
Wednesday, Oct 29, 1969
50 years old
1968
Tuesday, Oct 29, 1968
51 years old
1966
Saturday, Oct 29, 1966
53 years old
1966
Saturday, Oct 29, 1966
53 years old
1965
Friday, Oct 29, 1965
54 years old
1963
Tuesday, Oct 29, 1963
56 years old
1960
Saturday, Oct 29, 1960
59 years old
1959
Thursday, Oct 29, 1959
60 years old
1956
Monday, Oct 29, 1956
63 years old
1954
Friday, Oct 29, 1954
65 years old
1951
Monday, Oct 29, 1951
68 years old
1916
Sunday, Oct 29, 1916
103 years old
(year not provided)
(year not provided)
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Worldwide Events On This Day

2015
China announces the end of One-child policy after 35 years.
2012
Hurricane Sandy hits the east coast of the United States, killing 148 directly and 138 indirectly, while leaving nearly $70 billion in damages and causing major power outages.
2008
Delta Air Lines merges with Northwest Airlines, creating the world's largest airline and reducing the number of US legacy carriers to five.
2005
Bombings in Delhi, India kill more than 60.
2004
The Arabic-language news network Al Jazeera broadcasts an excerpt from a 2004 Osama bin Laden video in which the terrorist leader first admits direct responsibility for the September 11, 2001 attacks and references the 2004 U.S. presidential election.
2002
Ho Chi Minh City ITC fire, a fire destroys a luxurious department store where 1500 people are shopping. Over 60 people die and over 100 are unaccounted for. It is the deadliest disaster in Vietnam during peacetime.
1999
A large cyclone devastates Odisha, India.
1998
In South Africa, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission presents its report, which condemns both sides for committing atrocities.
1998
Space Shuttle Discovery blasts off on STS-95 with 77-year-old John Glenn on board, making him the oldest person to go into space.
1998
ATSC HDTV broadcasting in the United States is inaugurated with the launch of the STS-95 space shuttle mission.
1998
While en route from Adana to Ankara, a Turkish Airlines flight with a crew of six and 33 passengers is hijacked by a Kurdish militant who orders the pilot to fly to Switzerland. The plane instead lands in Ankara after the pilot tricked the hijacker into thinking that he is landing in the Bulgarian capital of Sofia to refuel.
1998
Hurricane Mitch, the second deadliest Atlantic hurricane in history, makes landfall in Honduras.
1998
The Gothenburg discothèque fire in Sweden kills 63 and injures 200.
1994
Francisco Martin Duran fires over two dozen shots at the White House; he is later convicted of trying to kill US President Bill Clinton.
1991
The American Galileo spacecraft makes its closest approach to 951 Gaspra, becoming the first probe to visit an asteroid.
1986
British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher opens the last stretch of the M25 motorway.
1985
Major General Samuel K. Doe is announced the winner of the first multi-party election in Liberia.
1980
Demonstration flight of a secretly modified C-130 for an Iran hostage crisis rescue attempt ends in crash landing at Eglin Air Force Base's Duke Field, Florida leading to cancellation of Operation Credible Sport.
1972
The three surviving perpetrators of the Munich massacre are released from prison in exchange for the hostages of hijacked Lufthansa Flight 615.
1971
In Macon, Georgia, guitarist Duane Allman is killed in a motorcycle accident.
1969
The first-ever computer-to-computer link is established on ARPANET, the precursor to the Internet.
1967
Montreal's World Fair, Expo 67, closes with over 50 million visitors.
1964
The United Republic of Tanganyika and Zanzibar is renamed the United Republic of Tanzania.
1964
A collection of irreplaceable gems, including the 565 carat (113 g) Star of India, is stolen by a group of thieves (among them is "Murph the surf") from the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.
1961
Syria exits from the United Arab Republic.
1960
In Louisville, Kentucky, Cassius Clay (who later takes the name Muhammad Ali) wins his first professional fight.
1960
An airplane carrying the Cal Poly football team crashes on takeoff in Toledo, Ohio.
1957
Israel's prime minister David Ben-Gurion and five of his ministers are injured when Moshe Dwek throws a grenade into Israel's Knesset.
1956
Suez Crisis begins: Israeli forces invade the Sinai Peninsula and push Egyptian forces back toward the Suez Canal.
1955
The Soviet battleship Novorossiysk strikes a World War II mine in the harbor at Sevastopol.
1953
BCPA Flight 304 DC-6 crashes near San Francisco.
1948
Israeli-Palestinian conflict: Safsaf massacre: Israeli soldiers capture the Palestinian village of Safsaf in the Galilee; after, between 52 and 64 villagers are massacred by the IDF.
1948
Israeli-Palestinian conflict: The Israeli army kills at least 70 Palestinian villagers during the Al-Dawayima massacre.
1944
The Dutch city of Breda is liberated by 1st Polish Armoured Division.
1944
World War II: The Soviet Red Army enters Hungary.
1942
The Holocaust: In the United Kingdom, leading clergymen and political figures hold a public meeting to register outrage over Nazi Germany's persecution of Jews.
1941
The Holocaust: In the Kaunas Ghetto, over 10,000 Jews are shot by German occupiers at the Ninth Fort, a massacre known as the "Great Action".
1929
The New York Stock Exchange crashes in what will be called the Crash of '29 or "Black Tuesday", ending the Great Bull Market of the 1920s and beginning the Great Depression.
1923
Turkey becomes a republic following the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire.
1922
King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy appoints Benito Mussolini as Prime Minister.
1921
The Link River Dam, a part of the Klamath Reclamation Project, is completed.
1921
United States: Second trial of Sacco and Vanzetti in Boston, Massachusetts.
1921
The Harvard University football team loses to Centre College, ending a 25-game winning streak. This is considered one of the biggest upsets in college football.
1918
The German High Seas Fleet is incapacitated when sailors mutiny on the night of the 29th-30th, an action which would trigger the German Revolution of 1918-19.
1914
Ottoman entry into World War I.
1901
In Amherst, Massachusetts, nurse Jane Toppan is arrested for murdering the Davis family of Boston with an overdose of morphine.
1901
Leon Czolgosz, the assassin of U.S. President William McKinley, is executed by electrocution.
1888
The Convention of Constantinople is signed, guaranteeing free maritime passage through the Suez Canal during war and peace.
1863
Eighteen countries meet in Geneva and agree to form the International Red Cross.
1863
American Civil War: Battle of Wauhatchie: Forces under Union General Ulysses S. Grant repel a Confederate attack led by General James Longstreet. Union forces thus open a supply line into Chattanooga, Tennessee.
1792
Mount Hood (Oregon) is named after Samuel Hood, 1st Viscount Hood by Lt. William E. Broughton who sighted the mountain near the mouth of the Willamette River.
1787
Mozart's opera Don Giovanni receives its first performance in Prague.
1675
Leibniz makes the first use of the long s (∫) as a symbol of the integral in calculus.
1665
Portuguese forces defeat the Kingdom of Kongo and decapitate King António I of Kongo, also known as Nvita a Nkanga.
1658
Second Northern War: Naval forces of the Dutch Republic defeat the Swedes in the Battle of the Sound.
1618
English adventurer, writer, and courtier Sir Walter Raleigh is beheaded for allegedly conspiring against James I of England.
1611
Russian homage to the King of Poland, Sigismund III Vasa.
1591
Pope Innocent IX is elected.
1467
Battle of Brustem: Charles the Bold defeats Prince-Bishopric of Liège.
1390
First trial for witchcraft in Paris leading to the death of three people.
1268
Conradin is executed along with his companion Frederick I, Margrave of Baden by Charles I of Sicily.
969
Byzantine troops occupy Antioch, Syria.
437
Valentinian III, Western Roman Emperor, marries Licinia Eudoxia, daughter of his cousin Theodosius II, Eastern Roman Emperor in Constantinople unifying the two branches of the House of Theodosius.
312
Constantine the Great enters Rome after his victory at the Battle of the Milvian Bridge, stages a grand adventus in the city, and is met with popular jubilation. Maxentius' body is fished out of the Tiber and beheaded.
539 BC
Cyrus the Great (founder of Persian Empire) entered the capital of Babylon and allowed the Jews to return to their land.

Births On This Day

1998
Lance Stroll, Canadian race car driver
1993
Ágnes Bukta, Hungarian tennis player
1993
India Eisley, American actress
1992
Jacqueline Jossa, English actress
1991
Grant Hall, English footballer
1991
Toby Tarrant, English DJ, and son of TV show host Chris Tarrant
1990
Amarna Miller, former Spanish porn actress
1990
Eric Saade, Swedish singer
1989
Primož Roglič, Slovenian ski jumper and cyclist
1988
Florin Gardoș, Romanian footballer
1988
Sam Hutsby, English golfer
1988
Janoris Jenkins, American football player
1988
Roman Van Uden, New Zealand cyclist
1987
Andy Dalton, American football player
1987
Jessica Dubé, Canadian figure skater
1987
Tove Lo, Swedish singer
1987
Makoto Ogawa, Japanese singer and actress
1986
Sarita Pérez de Tagle, Filipino actress
1986
Nataly Dawn, American singer
1985
Cal Crutchlow, English motorcycle racer
1985
Janet Montgomery, English actress and dancer
1985
Jefferson Severino, Brazilian footballer
1985
Vijender Singh, Indian boxer
1984
Chris Baio, American bass player (Vampire Weekend)
1984
Les Davies, Welsh footballer
1984
Eric Staal, Canadian ice hockey player
1984
Lee Chung-ah, South Korean actress
1983
Richard Brancatisano, Australian actor
1983
Maurice Clarett, American football player
1983
Freddy Eastwood, Welsh footballer
1983
Dana Eveland, American baseball player
1983
Jérémy Mathieu, French footballer
1983
Nurcan Taylan, Turkish weightlifter
1982
Ariel Lin, Taiwanese actress and singer
1982
Chelan Simmons, Canadian model and actress
1981
Amanda Beard, American swimmer
1981
Jonathan Brown, Australian footballer
1981
Angelika dela Cruz, Filipino actress and singer
1981
Georgios Fotakis, Greek footballer
1980
Ben Foster, American actor
1980
Nadejda Ostrovskaya, Belarusian tennis player
1980
Kaine Robertson, New Zealand-Italian rugby player
1979
Andrew-Lee Potts, English actor, director, and producer
1979
Ignasi Giménez Renom, Catalan lawyer and politician
1978
Travis Henry, American football player
1978
Kelly Smith, English footballer
1977
Jon Abrahams, American actor
1977
Brendan Fehr, Canadian actor
1977
Vaggelis Kaounos, Greek footballer
1976
Stephen Craigan, Irish footballer and manager
1976
Milena Govich, American actress, singer, and dancer
1976
Raghava Lawrence, Indian actor, director, and choreographer
1975
Kelly Lin, Chinese model and actress
1975
Baba Ali, Iranian-born American comedian, games developer, businessman, and actor
1974
Michael Vaughan, English cricketer and sportscaster
1974
Yenny Wahid, Indonesian activist and politician
1973
Adam Bacher, South African cricketer
1973
Vonetta Flowers, American bobsledder, sprinter, and long jumper
1973
Éric Messier, Canadian ice hockey player
1973
Robert Pires, French footballer
1972
Takafumi Horie, Japanese businessman, founded Livedoor
1972
Tracee Ellis Ross, American actress and producer
1972
Gabrielle Union, American actress and producer
1971
Daniel J. Bernstein, American mathematician, cryptologist, and academic
1971
Greg Blewett, Australian cricketer, coach, and sportscaster
1971
Matthew Hayden, Australian cricketer
1971
Winona Ryder, American actress and producer
1970
Phillip Cocu, Dutch footballer and manager
1970
Kaido Reivelt, Estonian physicist and academic
1970
Toby Smith, English keyboardist and songwriter (Jamiroquai) (d. 2017)
1970
Edwin van der Sar, Dutch footballer and sportscaster
1969
David Farr, English director and playwright
1969
Chris Verene, American photographer
1968
Johann Olav Koss, Norwegian speed skater and physician
1967
Thorsten Fink, German footballer and manager
1967
Joely Fisher, American actress and director
1967
Rufus Sewell, English actor
1966
Mary Bucholtz, American linguist and academic
1965
Tyler Collins, American singer-songwriter and actress
1965
Andrew Ettingshausen, Australian rugby league player and television host
1965
Michael Passons, American singer-songwriter
1964
Yasmin Le Bon, English model
1964
Eddie McGuire, Australian businessman and television host
1963
Gerald Morris, American author
1962
Einar Örn Benediktsson, Icelandic singer, trumpet player, and politician
1961
Randy Jackson, American singer-songwriter and dancer
1961
Joel Otto, American ice hockey player and coach
1960
Fabiola Gianotti, Italian physicist and academic
1960
Thorsten Schlumberger, German footballer
1959
Mike Gartner, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1959
John Magufuli, Tanzanian politician, 5th President of Tanzania
1958
Blažej Baláž, Slovak painter, sculptor, and illustrator
1958
David Remnick, American journalist and author
1957
Dan Castellaneta, American actor, voice artist, comedian, singer and producer
1956
Wilfredo Gómez, Puerto Rican-American boxer
1955
Kevin DuBrow, American heavy metal singer-songwriter (Quiet Riot) (d. 2007)
1953
Denis Potvin, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster
1952
Marcia Fudge, American lawyer and politician
1951
Dirk Kempthorne, American businessman and politician, 49th United States Secretary of the Interior
1951
Tiff Needell, English race car driver and television host
1950
Abdullah Gül, Turkish academic and politician, 11th President of Turkey
1949
Kieron Baker, English footballer
1949
Paul Orndorff, American football player and wrestler
1949
David Paton, Scottish guitarist
1949
James Williamson, American guitarist, songwriter, and producer
1949
Raphael Carl Lee, American surgeon and academic
1948
Frans de Waal, Dutch-American ethologist, author, and academic
1948
Kate Jackson, American actress, director, and producer
1947
Helen Coonan, Australian lawyer and politician, 52nd Australian Minister for Communications
1947
Richard Dreyfuss, American actor and activist
1946
Peter Green, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
1945
Mick Gallagher, English keyboard player and songwriter
1945
Ron Maag, American businessman and politician
1945
Melba Moore, American singer-songwriter and actress
1945
Gerrit Ybema, Dutch civil servant and politician (d. 2012)
1944
Claude Brochu, Canadian businessman
1944
Mehmet Haberal, Turkish surgeon and academic
1944
Denny Laine, English singer-songwriter and musician (The Moody Blues; Wings)
1944
Robbie van Leeuwen, Dutch musician and songwriter
1943
Don Simpson, American actor, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1996)
1942
Lee Clayton, American rock/country musician and songwriter
1942
Bob Ross, American painter and television host (d. 1995)
1941
George Davies, English fashion designer
1941
Paul Tyler, Baron Tyler, English politician
1940
Connie Mack III, American lawyer and politician
1940
Jack Shepherd, English actor, director, and playwright
1940
Galen Weston, English-Canadian businessman and philanthropist, founded George Weston Limited
1938
Ralph Bakshi, American director, producer, and screenwriter
1938
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Liberian politician, 24th President of Liberia, Nobel Prize laureate
1938
Peter Stampfel, American fiddle player, violinist, and singer-songwriter (The Holy Modal Rounders)
1937
Sonny Osborne, American bluegrass singer and banjo player
1935
David Allen, English cricketer (d. 2014)
1935
Eddie Hopkinson, English footballer (d. 2004)
1935
Michael Jayston, English actor
1933
William Harrison, American author and screenwriter (d. 2013)
1932
Joyce Gould, Baroness Gould of Potternewton, English pharmacist and politician
1930
Bertha Brouwer, Dutch sprinter (d. 2006)
1930
Niki de Saint Phalle, French sculptor and painter (d. 2002)
1930
Omara Portuondo, Cuban singer and dancer (Cuarteto d'Aida and Buena Vista Social Club)
1930
Natalie Sleeth, American pianist and composer (d. 1992)
1929
Yevgeny Primakov, Ukrainian-Russian journalist and politician, 32nd Prime Minister of Russia (d. 2015)
1927
Frank Sedgman, Australian tennis player
1926
Jon Vickers, Canadian tenor and actor (d. 2015)
1926
Necmettin Erbakan, Turkish engineer and politician, 23rd Prime Minister of Turkey (d. 2011)
1925
Dominick Dunne, American journalist and author (d. 2009)
1925
Robert Hardy, English actor (d. 2017)
1925
Haim Hefer, Polish-Israeli songwriter and poet (d. 2012)
1925
Zoot Sims, American saxophonist and composer (d. 1985)
1925
Klaus Roth, British mathematician (d. 2015)
1923
Carl Djerassi, Austrian-American chemist, author, and playwright (d. 2015)
1923
Gerda van der Kade-Koudijs, Dutch runner, hurdler, and long jumper (d. 2015)
1922
Neal Hefti, American trumpet player and composer (d. 2008)
1921
Baselios Thoma Didymos I, Indian metropolitan (d. 2014)
1921
Baku Mahadeva, Sri Lankan civil servant and academic (d. 2013)
1921
Bill Mauldin, American soldier and cartoonist (d. 2003)
1920
Baruj Benacerraf, Venezuelan-American physician and immunologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2011)
1918
Bernard Gordon, American screenwriter and producer (d. 2007)
1918
Diana Serra Cary, American actress and author
1917
Eddie Constantine, American-French actor and singer (d. 1993)
1915
William Berenberg, American physician and academic (d. 2005)
1914
Maxim of Bulgaria, Bulgarian patriarch (d. 2012)
1913
Al Suomi, American ice hockey player and referee (d. 2014)
1910
A. J. Ayer, English philosopher and author (d. 1989)
1907
Edwige Feuillère, French actress (d. 1998)
1906
Fredric Brown, American author (d. 1972)
1905
Henry Green, English author (d. 1973)
1899
Akim Tamiroff, Georgian-American actor (d. 1972)
1898
Alan Barker, English soldier (d. 1984)
1897
Joseph Goebbels, German lawyer and politician, Chancellor of Germany (d. 1945)
1897
Billy Walker, English footballer (d. 1964)
1891
Fanny Brice, American actress and singer (d. 1951)
1883
Victor Hochepied, French swimmer and water polo player (d. 1966)
1882
Jean Giraudoux, French author and playwright (d. 1944)
1881
John DeWitt, American football player and hammer thrower (d. 1930)
1880
Abram Ioffe, Russian physicist and academic (d. 1960)
1879
Alva B. Adams, American lawyer and politician (d. 1941)
1879
Franz von Papen, German soldier and politician, Chancellor of Germany (d. 1969)
1877
Narcisa de Leon, Filipino film producer (d. 1966)
1877
Wilfred Rhodes, English cricketer and coach (d. 1973)
1875
Marie of Romania (d. 1938)
1866
Antonio Luna, Filipino general and politician (d. 1899)
1861
Andrei Ryabushkin, Russian painter (d. 1904)
1856
Jacques Curie, French physicist and academic (d. 1941)
1855
Paul Bruchési, Canadian archbishop (d. 1939)
1837
Harriet Powers, American folk artist and quilter (d. 1910)
1832
Narcisa de Jesús, Ecuadorian saint (d. 1869)
1831
James Boucaut, English-Australian politician, 11th Premier of South Australia (d. 1916)
1822
Mieczysław Halka-Ledóchowski, Russian-Polish cardinal (d. 1902)
1816
Ferdinand II of Portugal (d.1885)
1815
Dan Emmett, American composer (d. 1904)
1808
Caterina Scarpellini, Italian astronomer and meteorologist (d. 1873)
1740
James Boswell, Scottish lawyer and author (d. 1795)
1704
John Byng, English admiral and politician, 11th Commodore Governor of Newfoundland (d. 1757)
1690
Martin Folkes, English mathematician and astronomer (d. 1754)
1682
Pierre François Xavier de Charlevoix, French historian, explorer, and author (d. 1761)
1507
Fernando Alvarez de Toledo, Spanish general (d. 1582)
1504
Shin Saimdang, South Korean painter and poet (d. 1551)
1497
Benedetto Accolti the Younger, Italian cardinal (d. 1549)
1463
Alessandro Achillini, Italian physician and philosopher (d. 1512)

Deaths On This Day

2015
Luther Burden, American basketball player and coach (b. 1953)
2015
Ernesto Herrera, Filipino businessman and politician (b. 1942)
2015
Boris Kristančič, Slovene basketball player and coach (b. 1931)
2015
Ranko Žeravica, Serbian basketball player and coach (b. 1929)
2014
Roger Freeman, American lawyer and politician (b. 1965)
2014
Klas Ingesson, Swedish footballer and manager (b. 1968)
2014
H. Gary Morse, American businessman (b. 1936)
2013
Jean Rénald Clérismé, Haitian priest and politician, Foreign Ministers of Haiti (b. 1937)
2013
Sherman Halsey, American director and producer (b. 1957)
2013
John Spence, American soldier and engineer (b. 1918)
2013
Graham Stark, English actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1922)
2012
Letitia Baldrige, American etiquette expert and author (b. 1926)
2012
J. Bernlef, Dutch author, poet, and songwriter (b. 1937)
2012
Kenneth G. Ryder, American academic (b. 1924)
2012
Wallace L. W. Sargent, English-American astronomer and academic (b. 1935)
2012
Jack Vaughn, American boxer and diplomat (b. 1920)
2011
Jimmy Savile, English radio and television host (b. 1926)
2008
Mike Baker, American singer-songwriter (b. 1963)
2005
Lloyd Bochner, Canadian-American actor (b. 1924)
2005
Ion Irimescu, Romanian sculptor and illustrator (b. 1903)
2004
Ordal Demokan, Turkish physicist and academic (b. 1946)
2004
Edward Oliver LeBlanc, Dominican lawyer and politician, Premier of Dominica (b. 1923)
2004
Peter Twinn, English mathematician and entomologist (b. 1916)
2003
Hal Clement, American pilot, author, and educator (b. 1922)
2003
Franco Corelli, Italian tenor and actor (b. 1921)
2002
Glenn McQueen, Canadian-American animator (b. 1960)
2000
Carlos Guastavino, Argentinian pianist and composer (b. 1912)
1999
Greg, Belgian author and illustrator (b. 1931)
1998
Paul Misraki, Turkish-French pianist and composer (b. 1908)
1997
Anton LaVey, American occultist, founded the Church of Satan (b. 1930)
1997
Andreas Gerasimos Michalitsianos, Greek-American astronomer and astrophysicist (b. 1947)
1996
Eugen Kapp, Estonian composer and educator (b. 1908)
1995
Terry Southern, American novelist, essayist, screenwriter, (b. 1924)
1994
Shlomo Goren, Israeli rabbi, general, and scholar (b. 1918)
1993
Lipman Bers, Latvian-American mathematician and academic (b. 1914)
1988
Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay, Indian author and activist (b. 1903)
1987
Woody Herman, American singer, clarinet player, saxophonist, and bandleader (b. 1913)
1986
Mimis Fotopoulos, Greek actor, singer, and academic (b. 1913)
1981
Georges Brassens, French singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1921)
1980
Giorgio Borġ Olivier, Maltese lawyer and politician, 7th Prime Minister of Malta (b. 1911)
1977
Chiyonoyama Masanobu, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 41st Yokozuna (b. 1926)
1971
Duane Allman, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1946)
1971
Arne Tiselius, Swedish biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1902)
1969
Pops Foster, American bassist and trumpet player (b. 1892)
1963
Adolphe Menjou, American actor (b. 1890)
1961
Astrid Holm, Danish actress (b. 1893)
1958
Zoë Akins, American author, poet, and playwright (b. 1886)
1957
Louis B. Mayer, Belarusian-American production manager and producer (b. 1885)
1956
Louis Rosier, French race car driver (b. 1905)
1953
William Kapell, American pianist (b. 1922)
1950
Gustaf V of Sweden (b. 1858)
1949
George Gurdjieff, Armenian-French monk, psychologist, and philosopher (b. 1872)
1941
Harvey Hendrick, American baseball player (b. 1897)
1939
Dwight B. Waldo, American historian and academic (b. 1864)
1936
Ramiro de Maeztu, Spanish journalist and theorist (b. 1874)
1933
Albert Calmette, French physician, bacteriologist, and immunologist (b. 1863)
1933
George Luks, American painter and illustrator (b. 1867)
1933
Paul Painlevé, French mathematician and politician, 84th Prime Minister of France (b. 1853)
1932
Joseph Babinski, French neurologist and academic (b. 1857)
1924
Frances Hodgson Burnett, English-American novelist and playwright (b. 1849)
1919
Albert Benjamin Simpson, Canadian preacher, theologian, and author, founded the Christian and Missionary Alliance (b. 1843)
1918
Rudolf Tobias, Estonian-German organist and composer (b. 1873)
1916
John Sebastian Little, American lawyer and politician, 21st Governor of Arkansas (b. 1851)
1911
Joseph Pulitzer, Hungarian-American publisher, lawyer, and politician, founded Pulitzer, Inc. (b. 1847)
1905
Étienne Desmarteau, Canadian weight thrower and shot putter (b. 1873)
1901
Leon Czolgosz, American assassin of William McKinley (b. 1873)
1897
Henry George, American journalist, philosopher, and economist (b. 1839)
1892
William Harnett, American painter (b. 1848)
1877
Nathan Bedford Forrest, American general and KKK leader (b. 1821)
1829
Maria Anna Mozart, Austrian pianist (b. 1751)
1804
Sarah Crosby, the first female Methodist preacher (b. 1729)
1783
Jean le Rond d'Alembert, French mathematician, physicist, and philosopher (b. 1717)
1666
Edmund Calamy the Elder, English minister and activist (b. 1600)
1666
James Shirley, English dramatist (b. 1596)
1650
David Calderwood, Scottish historian and theologian (b. 1575)
1618
Walter Raleigh, English admiral, explorer, and politician, Lieutenant Governor of Jersey (b. 1554)
1590
Dirck Coornhert, Dutch philosopher, theologian, and politician (b. 1522)
1339
Grand Prince Aleksandr Mikhailovich of Tver (b. 1301)
1321
Stefan Milutin, King of Serbia (b. 1253)
1268
Conradin, Italian king (b. 1252)
1268
Frederick I, Margrave of Baden (b. 1249)
1266
Margaret of Austria, Queen of Bohemia (b. c. 1204)
1050
Eadsige, archbishop of Canterbury
632
Saint Colman mac Duagh, Irish abbot and bishop