28th September

Mathematicians who were born or died on 28th September


Mathematicians born on this day:

1605 : Ismael Boulliau
1698 : Pierre-Louis Moreau de Maupertuis
1761 : François Budan
1824 : George Allman
1833 : Henri Delannoy
1873 : Julian Coolidge
1881 : Edward Ross
1893 : Hilda Geiringer
1901 : Kurt Friedrichs
1925 : Martin Kruskal
1938 : Hideo Tanaka

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1667 : Jacob Gool
1694 : Gabriel Mouton
1869 : Guglielmo Libri
1928 : Pierre Puiseux
1949 : Karl Sundman
1953 : Edwin Hubble
1967 : Stanislaw Knapowski
1992 : John Leech
1998 : Anzelm Iwanik
2004 : Jack van Lint

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Pierre de Maupertuis John Leech Edwin Hubble


A quotation for today

Julian Coolidge (1873 - 1954)

[Upon proving that the best betting strategy for "Gambler's Ruin" was to bet all on the first trial.]
It is true that a man who does this is a fool. I have only proved that a man who does anything else is an even bigger fool.

Quoted in H Eves Return to Mathematical Circles (Boston 1988)

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