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On This Day in History:  October 21

October 21 is the 294th day of the year (295th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 71 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2018
Powerball joins lottery frenzy with $620 million jackpot. This will be a week talked about in the lottery industry for a long time, with more than $2.2 billion in multi-state jackpots up for grabs.
2017
Did new Illinois Lottery private manager get too good of a deal?. Hoping for better luck the second time around, state officials unveiled a deal Friday to put the fate of the Illinois Lottery in the hands of a British firm that pledges bigger returns than those generated under the manager the state fired.
2016
Judge: Poker pro Ivey, pal broke gambling rules in $10M win. A federal judge ruled on Friday that poker pro Phil Ivey and a companion violated state gambling regulations in the way they won nearly $10 million at cards at an Atlantic City casino.
2016
Cubs fan wins $1 million in lottery while watching game. The Cubs haven't clinched a berth in the World Series yet — but one southwest suburban fan has already gotten lucky.
2012
Homeless S.C. man hits it big. A Greenville, South Carolina man living at a rescue mission after falling on hard times said he now has a chance at a new home after winning $200,000.
2011
Louisiana Lottery adds Mega Millions. Jackpot lovers will have more reasons to smile on Nov. 16 when the Louisiana Lottery begins sales for the multi-state game Mega Millions, with drawings on Tuesdays and Fridays.
2011
Oregon Lottery doesn't allow public to comment at meetings. A Portland man found out the hard way that the Oregon Lottery does not allow the public to make comments at the lottery's public meetings.
2011
Kentucky Lottery installing self-service machines. The Kentucky Lottery is installing new state of the art lottery ticket machines machines that allow players to purchase traditional lotto tickets as well as scratch-offs.
2008
State lottery friends, foes prepare for vote. Now that the state Supreme Court ruled the proposal can remain on the statewide ballot, Arkansas voters will get a chance to vote on a state lottery proposal supported by Bill Halter, Arkansas' lieutenant governor.
2008
Lottery scam imitates popular sweepstakes. The fake lottery scam that has bilked residents of the Hudson Valley and elsewhere out of thousands of dollars, has now been expanded to capitalize on the name and reputation of Publishers Clearing House.
2008
$5M lottery win eases the pain. A man who was permanently injured in a car crash 21 years ago had another life-altering change when he won $5 million playing Canada's national Super 7 game.
2008
Oklahoma lottery seeking more prize money. Oklahoma lottery officials may try to ask the Legislature to put more money into prizes, but a House leader doesn't expect they'll have much success.
2008
Virginia winners may have to pay for Lottery's mistake. Hundreds of players thought they had struck gold when lottery terminals errantly spit out tickets that appeared to have won them as much as $7,777. Turns out it was a computer programming error, not lady luck.
2006
N.J. Lottery throws out GTECH contact. Seeking to erase concerns the state's long-time lottery vendor might have enjoyed an inside edge in winning its latest contract, New Jersey state treasurer Bradley Abelow announced yesterday the state will rebid the job for the third time in 15 months.
2005
Oregon businessman has record Powerball lottery ticket. A self-employed businessman from Orgeon confirmed to ABC News that he and three other family members are the owners of the winning Powerball ticket worth $340 million.
2004
Powerball Jackpot Bumps to $13 Million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Wednesday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $13 million, with a cash option of $7.1 million.
2004
Missouri man collects $1.7 million jackpot. Bill Michael, a retired laborer at a plant nursery, came forward Wednesday to collect his $1.7 million Missouri Lotto jackpot.
2004
Lottery gift wins mechanic thousands. A Portuguese car mechanic who was given a lottery ticket as a tip after earlier refusing to buy it, has scooped a _50,000 (US$63,045) jackpot, a local newspaper reported on Wednesday.
2003
Powerball players clamor for shot at $162 million. With a $162 million jackpot on the line, players are trying to beat the rush for Powerball tickets.
2003
New Jersey woman claims $12 million Mega Millions jackpot. Cindy Wilson of Neptune, New Jersey has claimed a $12 million Mega Millions lottery jackpot from the October 7th drawing.
2003
Circle K to Provide Self-Serve Lottery Via In-Store Kiosks in Calif.. Circle K convenience stores has launched a self-serve lottery feature on selected ZapLink Web-based kiosks in its California stores.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$1.54 Billion
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Oct 23, 2018
2.$602.5 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 24, 2018
3.€180 Million
US$229.66 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Oct 21, 2014
4.$216 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 23, 2013
5.$200 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Oct 21, 2014
6.€160.99 Million
US$175.22 Million
Draw Date
Oct 22, 2016
7.$173 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 21, 2017
8.$162 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 22, 2003
9.$151 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 22, 2016
10.$148 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 22, 2011
11.€113 Million
US$142.93 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Oct 27, 2006
12.€100.76 Million
US$130.16 Million
Draw Date
Oct 23, 2008
13.$120 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 23, 2019
14.$110 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 22, 2014
15.$108 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Oct 21, 2005
16.$105 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Oct 23, 2015
17.€90 Million
US$102.51 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Oct 26, 2018
18.$101 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Oct 22, 2010
19.€76 Million
US$98.77 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Oct 23, 2012
20.$92 Million
California
SuperLotto Plus
Draw Date
Oct 22, 2003
21.$90 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 24, 2012
21.$90 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 21, 2015
23.€59 Million
US$84.38 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Oct 23, 2009
24.$82 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Oct 22, 2019
25.$76 Million
Draw Date
Oct 21, 2009

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1990
Sunday, Oct 21, 1990
29 years old
1988
Friday, Oct 21, 1988
31 years old
1983
Friday, Oct 21, 1983
36 years old
1980
Tuesday, Oct 21, 1980
39 years old
1976
Thursday, Oct 21, 1976
43 years old
1973
Sunday, Oct 21, 1973
46 years old
1967
Saturday, Oct 21, 1967
52 years old
1966
Friday, Oct 21, 1966
53 years old
1963
Monday, Oct 21, 1963
56 years old
1960
Friday, Oct 21, 1960
59 years old
1956
Sunday, Oct 21, 1956
63 years old
(year not provided)
(year not provided)
(year not provided)

Worldwide Events On This Day

2005
Images of the dwarf planet Eris are taken and subsequently used in documenting its discovery.
1994
North Korea and the United States sign an Agreed Framework that requires North Korea to stop its nuclear weapons program and agree to inspections.
1994
In Seoul, 32 people are killed when the Seongsu Bridge collapses.
1987
The Jaffna hospital massacre is carried out by Indian Peace Keeping Force in Sri Lanka, killing 70 ethnic Tamil patients, doctors and nurses.
1986
In Lebanon, pro-Iran kidnappers claim to have abducted American writer Edward Tracy (he is released in August 1991).
1983
The metre is defined as the distance light travels in a vacuum in 1/299,792,458 of a second.
1981
Andreas Papandreou becomes Prime Minister of Greece, ending an almost 50-year-long system of power dominated by conservative forces.
1979
Moshe Dayan resigns from the Israeli government because of strong disagreements with Prime Minister Menachem Begin over policy towards the Arabs.
1978
Australian civilian pilot Frederick Valentich vanishes over the Bass Strait south of Melbourne, after reporting contact with an unidentified aircraft.
1973
Fred Dryer of the Los Angeles Rams becomes the first player in NFL history to score two safeties in the same game.
1971
A gas explosion kills 22 people at a shopping centre near Glasgow, Scotland.
1969
The 1969 Somali coup d'état establishes a Marxist-Leninist administration.
1967
The National Mobilization Committee to End the War in Vietnam organizes a march of fifty thousand people from the Lincoln Memorial to the Pentagon.
1966
A colliery spoil tip collapses on the village of Aberfan in Wales, killing 144 people, mostly schoolchildren.
1965
Comet Ikeya-Seki approaches perihelion, passing 450,000 kilometers (279,617 miles) from the sun.
1959
In New York City, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum opens to the public.
1959
President Eisenhower approves the transfer of all US Army space-related activities to NASA, including most of the Army Ballistic Missile Agency.
1956
The Mau Mau Uprising in Kenya is defeated.
1950
Korean War: Heavy fighting begins between British and Australian forces against the North Koreans during the Battle of Yongju.
1945
French women vote for the first time during the French legislative election, 1945.
1944
World War II: The first kamikaze attack damages HMAS Australia as the Battle of Leyte Gulf begins.
1944
World War II: The Nemmersdorf massacre against the German civilians takes place.
1944
World War II: The city of Aachen falls to American forces after three weeks of fighting, making it the first German city to fall to the Allies.
1943
World War II: The Provisional Government of Free India is formally established in Japanese-occupied Singapore.
1940
The first edition of the Ernest Hemingway novel For Whom the Bell Tolls is published.
1931
A secret society in the Imperial Japanese Army launches an abortive coup d'état attempt.
1921
President Warren G. Harding delivers the first speech by a sitting U.S. President against lynching in the deep South.
1910
HMS Niobe arrives in Halifax Harbour to become the first ship of the Royal Canadian Navy.
1895
The Republic of Formosa collapses as Japanese forces invade.
1892
Opening ceremonies for the World's Columbian Exposition are held in Chicago, though because construction was behind schedule, the exposition did not open until May 1, 1893.
1888
Foundation of the Swiss Social Democratic Party.
1879
Thomas Edison applies for a patent for his design for an incandescent light bulb.
1867
The Medicine Lodge Treaty is signed by southern Great Plains Indian leaders. The treaty requires Native American Plains tribes to relocate to a reservation in western Oklahoma.
1861
American Civil War: Union forces under Colonel Edward Baker are defeated by Confederate troops in the second major battle of the war.
1854
Florence Nightingale and a staff of 38 nurses are sent to the Crimean War.
1824
Portland cement is patented.
1805
Napoleonic Wars: A British fleet led by Lord Nelson defeats a combined French and Spanish fleet under Admiral Villeneuve.
1797
In Boston Harbor, the 44-gun United States Navy frigate USS Constitution is launched.
1774
The flag of Taunton, Massachusetts is the first to include the word "Liberty".
1600
Tokugawa Ieyasu defeats the leaders of rival Japanese clans in the Battle of Sekigahara and becomes shōgun of Japan.
1520
Ferdinand Magellan discovers a strait now known as the Strait of Magellan.
1520
João Álvares Fagundes discovers the islands of Saint Pierre and Miquelon, bestowing them their original name of "Islands of the 11,000 Virgins".
1512
Martin Luther joins the theological faculty of the University of Wittenberg.
1392
Japanese Emperor Go-Kameyama abdicates in favor of rival claimant Go-Komatsu.
1209
Otto IV is crowned emperor of the Holy Roman Empire by Pope Innocent III.
1097
Crusaders led by Godfrey of Bouillon, Bohemund of Taranto, and Raymond IV, Count of Toulouse, begin the Siege of Antioch.
1096
A Seljuk Turkish army successfully fight off the People's Crusade.

Births On This Day

1995
Cameron Burgess, Scottish-Australian footballer
1995
Antoinette Guedia Mouafo, Cameroonian swimmer
1992
Marzia Bisognin, Italian businessperson and former YouTuber
1992
Bernard Tomic, German-Australian tennis player
1991
Tom Eastman, English footballer
1991
Geoffry Hairemans, Belgian footballer
1991
Rob Keogh, English cricketer
1991
Vadaine Oliver, English footballer
1991
Harry Pell, English footballer
1990
Bengali-Fodé Koita, French footballer
1990
Mathieu Peybernes, French footballer
1990
Ricky Rubio, Spanish basketball player
1989
Mads Dahm, Norwegian footballer
1989
Luke Murphy, English footballer
1989
Jonathan Viera, Spanish footballer
1989
Sam Vokes, English-Welsh footballer
1988
Ricki Olsen, Danish footballer
1988
Daniel Schorn, Austrian cyclist
1987
Justin De Fratus, American baseball player
1987
Andrey Grechin, Russian swimmer
1986
Almen Abdi, Swiss footballer
1986
Chibuzor Chilaka, Nigerian footballer
1986
Scott Rendell, English footballer
1985
Simone Bracalello, Italian footballer
1985
Dean Collis, Australian rugby league player
1984
Anna Bogdanova, Russian heptathlete
1984
Tom Brandstater, American football player
1984
Kenny Cooper, American soccer player
1984
Anouk Leblanc-Boucher, Canadian speed skater
1984
José Lobatón, Venezuelan baseball player
1984
Marvin Mitchell, American football player
1984
Kieran Richardson, English footballer
1983
Casey Fien, American baseball player
1983
Zack Greinke, American baseball player
1983
Gonzalo Klusener, Argentinian footballer
1983
Andy Marte, Dominican baseball player (d. 2017)
1983
Amber Rose, American model
1983
Chris Sherrington, English-Scottish martial artist
1983
Shelden Williams, American basketball player
1982
Matt Dallas, American actor
1982
Jim Henderson, American baseball player
1982
Antony Kay, English footballer
1982
Hari Kondabolu, American comedian, actor, and podcaster
1982
Ray Ventrone, American football player
1982
Lee Chong Wei, Malaysian badminton player
1982
James White, American basketball player
1982
Tim Wildsmith, American singer-songwriter and pianist
1981
Martin Castrogiovanni, Argentinian-Italian rugby player
1981
Nemanja Vidić, Serbian footballer
1980
Kim Kardashian, American reality television personality, actress, model, businesswoman and socialite
1980
Brian Pittman, American bass player
1979
Khalil Greene, American baseball player
1979
Gabe Gross, American baseball player
1978
Joey Harrington, American football player and sportscaster
1978
Henrik Klingenberg, Finnish singer and keyboard player
1976
Henrik Gustavsson, Swedish footballer
1976
Jeremy Miller, American actor and singer
1976
Lavinia Miloșovici, Romanian gymnast
1976
Josh Ritter, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1976
Mélanie Turgeon, Canadian skier
1975
Toby Hall, American baseball player
1975
Henrique Hilário, Portuguese footballer
1974
Costel Busuioc, Romanian tenor
1973
Lera Auerbach, Russian-American pianist and composer
1973
Charlie Lowell, American pianist and songwriter
1972
Matthew Friedberger, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1972
Orlando Thomas, American football player (d. 2014)
1972
Evhen Tsybulenko, Ukrainian scholar and academic
1972
Ashutosh Agashe, Indian businessman and cricketer
1971
Hal Duncan, Scottish author and poet
1971
Damien Martyn, Australian cricketer
1971
Nick Oliveri, American singer-songwriter and bass player
1971
Conor O'Shea, Irish rugby player and coach
1971
Paul Telfer, Scottish footballer and coach
1971
Thomas Ulsrud, Norwegian curler
1970
Louis Koo, Hong Kong actor and singer
1969
Michael Hancock, Australian rugby league player
1969
Mo Lewis, American football player
1968
Alexandros Alexandris, Greek footballer and manager
1968
Kerstin Andreae, German politician
1967
Georgi Dakov, Bulgarian high jumper (d. 1996)
1967
Paul Ince, English footballer and manager
1967
Gavin Lovegrove, New Zealand javelin thrower and graphic designer
1966
Phillip Price, Welsh golfer
1966
Igor Prins, Estonian footballer and manager
1966
Arne Sandstø, Norwegian footballer and manager
1965
Ion Andoni Goikoetxea, Spanish footballer and manager
1965
Horace Hogan, American wrestler
1965
Hisashi Imai, Japanese singer-songwriter and guitarist
1964
Jon Carin, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1962
David Campese, Australian rugby player and coach
1959
George Bell, Dominican baseball player
1959
Rose McDowall, Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist
1959
Andy Picheta, English director, producer, and screenwriter
1959
Kevin Sheedy, Welsh-Irish footballer and manager
1959
Ken Watanabe, Japanese actor and producer
1958
Andre Geim, Russian-English physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
1957
Julian Cope, English singer-songwriter
1957
Wolfgang Ketterle, German physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
1957
Steve Lukather, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1956
Carrie Fisher, American actress and screenwriter (d. 2016)
1956
Mike Tully, American pole vaulter
1955
Dick DeVos, American businessman
1955
Fred Hersch, American pianist and composer
1955
Rich Mullins, American singer-songwriter (d. 1997)
1954
Brian Tobin, Canadian journalist and politician, 6th Premier of Newfoundland
1953
Charlotte Caffey, American guitarist and songwriter (The Go-Go's)
1953
Eric Faulkner, Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist
1953
Keith Green, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and minister (d. 1982)
1953
Marc Johnson, American bassist, composer, and bandleader
1953
Peter Mandelson, English journalist and politician, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
1952
Trevor Chappell, Australian cricketer and coach
1952
Patti Davis, American actress and author
1952
Allen Hoey, American poet and author
1952
Brent Mydland, German-American keyboard player (d. 1990)
1950
Ronald McNair, American physicist and astronaut (d. 1986)
1950
Leela Vernon, Belizean musician and cultural conservationist (d. 2017)
1949
Michel Brière, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1971)
1949
Mike Keenan, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1949
Benjamin Netanyahu, Israeli captain and politician, 9th Prime Minister of Israel
1948
Shaye J. D. Cohen, American historian and academic
1948
Allen Henry Vigneron, American archbishop
1946
Jane Heal, English philosopher and academic
1946
Jim Hill, American football player and sportscaster
1946
Lux Interior, American singer-songwriter (d. 2009)
1946
Lee Loughnane, American singer-songwriter and trumpet player
1945
Nikita Mikhalkov, Russian filmmaker
1945
Michael White, English journalist
1944
Mandy Rice-Davies, English model and actress (d. 2014)
1944
Michael Tugendhat, English lawyer and judge
1943
Tariq Ali, Pakistani historian and author
1943
Ron Elliott, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and composer
1942
Elvin Bishop, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1942
Allan Grice, Australian race car driver and politician
1942
Lou Lamoriello, American ice hockey player, coach, and manager
1942
Judith Sheindlin, American judge and television host
1942
Christopher A. Sims, American economist and statistician, Nobel Prize laureate
1942
John Stevens, Baron Stevens of Kirkwhelpington, English police officer and academic
1941
Steve Cropper, American guitarist, songwriter, producer, and actor
1940
Geoffrey Boycott, English cricketer and sportscaster
1940
Frances FitzGerald, American journalist and author
1940
Rhoda Gemignani, American actress
1940
Manfred Mann, South African-English keyboard player and producer
1940
Marita Petersen, Faroese educator and politician, Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands (d. 2001)
1938
Carl Brewer, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2001)
1937
Said Afandi al-Chirkawi, Russian spiritual leader and scholar (d. 2012)
1937
Hank Nelson, Australian historian and academic (d. 2012)
1935
Derek Bell, Irish harp player, pianist, and songwriter (d. 2002)
1935
Mel Street, American country music singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1978)
1933
Maureen Duffy, English author, poet, and playwright
1933
Francisco Gento, Spanish footballer and manager
1932
Pál Csernai, Hungarian footballer and manager (d. 2013)
1931
Shammi Kapoor, Indian actor and director (d. 2011)
1931
Jim Parks junior, English cricketer and manager
1930
Ivan Silayev, Russian engineer and politician, 19th Prime Minister of Russia
1929
Pierre Bellemare, French radio and television host (d. 2018)
1929
Fritz Hollaus, Austrian footballer (d. 1994)
1929
Ursula K. Le Guin, American author and critic (d. 2018)
1928
Whitey Ford, American baseball player and coach
1928
Eudóxia Maria Froehlich, Brazilian zoologist (d. 2015)
1928
Vern Mikkelsen, American basketball player and coach (d. 2013)
1927
Fritz Wintersteller, Austrian mountaineer
1927
Howard Zieff, American director and photographer (d. 2009)
1926
Bob Rosburg, American golfer (d. 2009)
1926
Leonard Rossiter, English actor (d. 1984)
1925
Celia Cruz, Cuban-American singer (d. 2003)
1925
Virginia Zeani, Romanian soprano and educator
1924
Joyce Randolph, American actress
1924
Julie Wilson, American actress and singer (d. 2015)
1923
Samuel Khachikian, Iranian director, screenwriter, and author (d. 2001)
1922
Liliane Bettencourt, French businesswoman and philanthropist (d. 2017)
1921
Malcolm Arnold, English composer (d. 2006)
1921
Bruce Beeby, Australian-English actor (d. 2013)
1921
Robert Clothier, Canadian actor (d. 1999)
1921
Jim Shumate, American fiddler and composer (d. 2013)
1921
Ingrid van Houten-Groeneveld, Dutch astronomer and academic (d. 2015)
1919
Jim Wallwork, English-Canadian sergeant and pilot (d. 2013)
1918
Milton Himmelfarb, American sociologist and author (d. 2006)
1918
Albertina Sisulu, South African anti-apartheid activist (d. 2011)
1917
Dizzy Gillespie, American trumpet player, composer, and bandleader (d. 1993)
1915
Owen Bradley, American country music record producer (d. 1998)
1914
Martin Gardner, American mathematician and author (d. 2010)
1912
Don Byas, American saxophonist and educator (d. 1972)
1912
Alfredo Pián, Argentinian race car driver (d. 1990)
1912
Georg Solti, Hungarian-English conductor and director (d. 1997)
1911
Mary Blair, American illustrator and animator (d. 1978)
1908
Niyazi Berkes, Cypriot-English sociologist and academic (d. 1988)
1907
Nikos Engonopoulos, Greek painter and poet (d. 1985)
1900
Andrée Boisson, French Olympic fencer (d. 1973)
1898
Eduard Pütsep, Estonian wrestler and actor (d. 1960)
1896
Esther Shumiatcher-Hirschbein, Russian-Canadian poet and screenwriter (d.1985)
1895
Paavo Johansson, Finnish javelin thrower and decathlete (d. 1983)
1895
Edna Purviance, American actress (d. 1958)
1894
Edogawa Ranpo, Japanese author and critic (d. 1965)
1887
Krishna Singh, Indian lawyer and politician, 1st Chief Minister of Bihar (d. 1961)
1886
Eugene Burton Ely, American soldier and pilot (d. 1911)
1884
Claire Waldoff, German singer and actress (d. 1957)
1877
Oswald Avery, Canadian-American physician and microbiologist (d. 1955)
1874
Tan Kah Kee, Chinese businessman, community leader, communist and philanthropist (d.1961)
1868
Ernest Swinton, British Army officer (d. 1951)
1851
George Ulyett, English cricketer and footballer (d. 1898)
1847
Giuseppe Giacosa, Italian poet and playwright (d. 1906)
1845
Will Carleton, American poet and journalist (d. 1912)
1833
Alfred Nobel, Swedish chemist and engineer, invented dynamite and founded the Nobel Prize (d. 1896)
1821
Sims Reeves, English tenor and actor (d. 1900)
1811
Filippo Colini, Italian operatic baritone (d. 1863)
1790
Alphonse de Lamartine, French poet and politician, French Head of State (d. 1869)
1775
Giuseppe Baini, Italian priest, composer, and critic (d. 1844)
1772
Samuel Taylor Coleridge, English poet, philosopher, and critic (d. 1834)
1762
Herman Willem Daendels, Dutch general, lawyer, and politician, 36th Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies (d. 1818)
1757
Pierre Augereau, French general (d. 1816)
1725
Franz Moritz von Lacy, Austrian field marshal (d. 1801)
1712
James Steuart, Scottish economist and author (d. 1780)
1687
Nicolaus I Bernoulli, Swiss mathematician and theorist (d. 1759)
1675
Emperor Higashiyama of Japan (d. 1710)
1658
Henri de Boulainvilliers, French nobleman (d. 1722)
1650
Jean Bart, French admiral (d. 1702)
1581
Domenichino, Italian painter (d. 1641)
1536
Joachim Ernest, Prince of Anhalt (d. 1586)
1527
Louis I, Cardinal of Guise (d. 1578)
1449
George Plantagenet, 1st Duke of Clarence, Irish-English son of Cecily Neville, Duchess of York (d. 1478)
1409
Alessandro Sforza, Italian condottiero (d. 1473)
1328
Hongwu Emperor of China (d. 1398)

Deaths On This Day

2015
France Bučar, Slovenian lawyer and politician (b. 1923)
2015
Marty Ingels, American actor (b. 1936)
2015
Norman W. Moore, English conservationist and author (b. 1923)
2015
Sheldon Wolin, American philosopher, theorist, and academic (b. 1922)
2014
Ben Bradlee, American journalist and author (b. 1921)
2014
Nelson Bunker Hunt, American businessman (b. 1926)
2014
Mohammad-Reza Mahdavi Kani, Iranian cleric and politician, Prime Minister of Iran (b. 1931)
2014
Edith Kawelohea McKinzie, Hawaiian genealogist, author, and hula expert (b. 1925)
2014
Gough Whitlam, Australian lieutenant, lawyer, and politician, 21st Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1916)
2013
Bud Adams, American businessman (b. 1923)
2013
Gianni Ferrio, Italian composer and conductor (b. 1924)
2013
Rune T. Kidde, Danish author, poet, and illustrator (b. 1957)
2013
Colonel Robert Morris, American singer-songwriter and drummer (b. 1954)
2013
Major Owens, American librarian and politician (b. 1936)
2013
Tony Summers, Welsh swimmer (b. 1924)
2013
Oscar Yanes, Venezuelan journalist and author (b. 1927)
2012
Yash Chopra, Indian director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1932)
2012
Antoni Dobrowolski, Polish educator (b. 1904)
2012
Jaroslav Kozlík, Czech volleyball player and educator (b. 1907)
2012
Alf Kumalo, South African photographer and journalist (b. 1930)
2012
George McGovern, American historian, lieutenant, and politician (b. 1922)
2011
Hikmet Bilâ, Turkish journalist and author (b. 1954)
2011
Tone Pavček, Slovenian poet and author (b. 1928)
2010
A. Ayyappan, Indian poet and translator (b. 1949)
2007
Paul Fox, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1951)
2006
Sandy West, American singer-songwriter and drummer (b. 1959)
2003
Louise Day Hicks, American politician (b. 1916)
2003
Luis A. Ferré, Puerto Rican engineer and politician, 3rd Governor of Puerto Rico (b. 1904)
2003
Elliott Smith, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1969)
1999
Lars Bo, Danish author and illustrator (b. 1924)
1999
Ahmet Taner Kışlalı, Turkish political scientist, lawyer, and politician (b. 1939)
1998
Francis W. Sargent, American soldier and politician, 64th Governor of Massachusetts (b. 1915)
1996
Georgios Zoitakis, Greek general and politician (b. 1910)
1995
Maxene Andrews, American singer (b. 1916)
1995
Jesús Blasco, Spanish author and illustrator (b. 1919)
1995
Nancy Graves, American sculptor and painter (b. 1939)
1995
Shannon Hoon, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1967)
1993
Sam Zolotow, American journalist and critic (b. 1899)
1992
Ante Ciliga, Croatian politician, writer and publisher (b. 1898)
1992
Jim Garrison, American lawyer and judge (b. 1921)
1991
Lorenc Antoni, Albanian composer, conductor, and musicologist (b. 1909)
1990
Dany Chamoun, Lebanese engineer and politician (b. 1934)
1990
Prabhat Ranjan Sarkar, Indian philosopher and author (b. 1921)
1989
Jean Image, Hungarian-French director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1910)
1986
Lionel Murphy, Australian jurist and politician, 22nd Attorney-General of Australia (b. 1922)
1985
Dan White, American sergeant and politician (b. 1946)
1984
François Truffaut, French actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1932)
1983
Joseph P. Lordi, American government official (b. 1919)
1982
Radka Toneff, Norwegian singer-songwriter (b. 1952)
1980
Hans Asperger, Austrian physician and psychologist (b. 1906)
1978
Anastas Mikoyan, Armenian-Russian civil servant and politician (b. 1895)
1977
Ferit Tüzün, Turkish composer (b. 1929)
1975
Charles Reidpath, American runner and general (b. 1887)
1973
Nasif Estéfano, Argentinian race car driver (b. 1932)
1971
Minnie Evans, Potawatomi leader (b. 1888)
1970
Li Linsi, Chinese educator and diplomat (b. 1896)
1969
Jack Kerouac, American novelist and poet (b. 1922)
1969
Wacław Sierpiński, Polish mathematician and academic (b. 1882)
1965
Bill Black, American bass player and bandleader (b. 1926)
1963
Józef Franczak, Polish sergeant (b. 1918)
1952
Hans Merensky, South African geologist and philanthropist (b. 1871)
1944
Alois Kayser, German-French missionary (b. 1877)
1941
Alexander Greenlaw Hamilton, Australian biologist (b. 1852)
1940
William G. Conley, American journalist, lawyer, and politician, 18th Governor of West Virginia (b. 1866)
1938
Dorothy Hale, American actress (b. 1905)
1931
Arthur Schnitzler, Austrian author and playwright (b. 1862)
1907
Jules Chevalier, French priest, founded the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart (b. 1824)
1904
Isabelle Eberhardt, Swiss explorer and journalist (b. 1877)
1903
Jinmaku Kyūgorō, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 12th Yokozuna (b. 1829)
1896
James Henry Greathead, South African-English engineer (b. 1844)
1873
Johan Sebastian Welhaven, Norwegian author, poet, and critic (b. 1807)
1872
Jacques Babinet, French physicist, mathematician, and astronomer (b. 1794)
1835
Muthuswami Dikshitar, Indian poet and composer (b. 1775)
1821
Dorothea Ackermann, German actress (b. 1752)
1805
John Cooke, English captain (b. 1763)
1805
George Duff, Scottish captain (b. 1764)
1805
Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson, English admiral (b. 1758)
1777
Samuel Foote, English actor and playwright (b. 1720)
1775
Peyton Randolph, American lawyer and politician, 1st President of the Continental Congress (b. 1721)
1765
Giovanni Paolo Panini, Italian painter and architect (b. 1691)
1687
Edmund Waller, English poet and politician (b. 1606)
1662
Henry Lawes, English pianist and composer (b. 1595)
1623
William Wade, English politician and diplomat, Lieutenant of the Tower of London (b. 1546)
1600
Ōtani Yoshitsugu, Japanese samurai (b. 1558)
1558
Julius Caesar Scaliger, Italian physician and scholar (b. 1484)
1556
Pietro Aretino, Italian author (b. 1492)
1505
Paul Scriptoris, German mathematician and educator (b. 1460)
1500
Emperor Go-Tsuchimikado of Japan (b. 1442)
1422
Charles VI of France (b. 1368)
1314
Geoffrey de Geneville, 1st Baron Geneville
1266
Birger Jarl, Swedish politician (b. 1210)
1221
Alix, Duchess of Brittany (b. 1201)
1204
Robert de Beaumont, 4th Earl of Leicester, English politician
1125
Cosmas of Prague, Bohemian priest and historian (b. 1045)
1096
Walter Sans Avoir, a leader of the First Crusade
1023
Gero, Archbishop of Magdeburg
645
Zhenzhu Khan, khan of Xueyantuo