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On This Day in History:  April 16

April 16 is the 106th day of the year (107th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 259 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2019
New giveaway formed after $1 million Iowa Lottery prize goes unclaimed. The Iowa Lottery released a plan for a new giveaway, funded by the money from an unclaimed prize in Nevada.
2019
Mississippi lottery board adopts rules on ethics and records. The governing board for the upcoming Mississippi Lottery is setting rules for ethics and public records, as well as taking steps to hire bankers to provide financial services and a person to run day-to-day operations.
2019
Wisconsin man wins $1.19M on his first sports bet. A Wisconsin man collected $1.19 million after winning a longshot bet on Tiger Woods winning the Masters.
2018
Woman scratches off three winning lottery tickets in a row. A Kansas woman who bought three scratch-off lottery tickets skipped one because she thought there wouldn't be two winners in a row — but she was wrong.
2015
Wyoming has its first lottery jackpot winner. One lucky lottery player who bought a lottery ticket in Douglas, Wyoming, will become the first person in the state's history to win a lottery jackpot.
2015
Connecticut Lottery makes its pitch for keno. Proponents told members of the Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee on Wednesday that bringing keno to Connecticut is essential to keeping the state's lottery competitive with other states', while opponents decried the game as a short-sighted and ill-advised way to generate revenue.
2014
Illinois Lottery mulling changes to drawings. Illinois Lottery officials said Tuesday they are considering parting ways with WGN-TV, home to daily drawings since 1994, when the current one-year contract expires in June.
2013
Loopholes allow some Michigan lottery winners to stay on welfare. Michigan's Department of Human Services says they are unable to end all welfare cases for lottery winners in the state because some programs don't have asset testing.
2013
Judge throws out some charges against lottery-thieving brothers. An Onondaga County Court judge who dismissed attempted grand larceny charges against two brothers accused of stealing a winning $5 million lottery ticket in 2006 ruled the crime was beyond the statute of limitations.
2010
Missouri Lottery gives inside view of computerized drawings. The Missouri Lottery takes viewers on a tour of their computerized drawing facilities and procedures.
2010
N.J. school board member claims $211.7M Powerball jackpot. A Morristown, New Jersey, school board member has come forward as the winner of the March 13 $211.7 million Powerball jackpot, the third largest single-ticket lottery payout in New Jersey.
2010
Arkansas man wins second $10,000 Powerball prize. An Arkansas lottery player claimed a $10,000 Powerball prize at Arkansas Lottery headquarters Thursday -- for the second time.
2010
Lottery scam victim dies scarred. Lottery victim Lorraine Teicht died of cancer on April 5 at age 56, just months before the sentencing date of the convenience kiosk owner who stole her winning ticket worth $5.7 million.
2009
Washington Senate passes Powerball bill. The Washington state Senate has passed a bill that would let the state join the multi-state Powerball lottery game.
2009
Mystery Powerball lottery winner spurs new contest. "Guess the Winner" is a new online contest on the D.C. Lottery Web site that asks players whether they think the winner of the $144 million Powerball jackpot is a seasoned D.C. lottery player, an occasional player or a newbie, among other things.
2009
Man plays same number on 20 lottery tickets, wins $90K. The Virginia Lottery said Wednesday that Steve Granger of Henderson, N.C., won $90,800 in Sunday night's Pick 4 drawing by playing the same number combination, 5-1-1-7, on 20 tickets.
2006
"Lotologist" has amassed 250,000 used lotto tickets. Dennis Morse collects a lot of things but is most passionate about one thing in particular: used scratch-off lottery tickets.
2004
$109 Million Mega Millions Lottery Winner Comes Forward. Maryland State Lottery officials said Friday that the winners of a $109 million Mega Millions jackpot have come forward.
2004
IRS ruling on Lotto fought. New York Lottery winner Shirley B. Prebola of Greece could end up a $1.3 million loser if the Internal Revenue Service has its way.
2004
Wiretap equipment gets Lottery official fired. A half-joking quip about wiretapping equipment sparked an internal investigation that led to the April 2 firing of the Ohio Lottery's human resource director and a continuing criminal probe by the State Highway Patrol.
2004
GTech Profit Up as Lottery Sales Rise. GTech Holdings Corp., a leading lottery systems operator, on Thursday said quarterly earnings rose 14 percent, on acquisitions and higher lottery ticket sales driven by big jackpots.
2004
Connecticut House votes to give jackpot to winner who missed deadline. A Hamden, Connecticut man who missed a deadline to cash in his winning $5.8 million Connecticut Lotto ticket may get a second chance to hit the jackpot.
2004
Tennessee Lottery yields $64M for scholarships. The transfer of $63,774,000 from the Tennessee Education Lottery Corp. to the bank account for scholarships represents the profits since the first scratchoff tickets were sold Jan. 20.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$331 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 16, 2002
2.$265 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 18, 2006
3.$212 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 17, 2010
4.$205 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 16, 2016
5.$168 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 19, 2005
6.€130.2 Million
US$161.06 Million
Draw Date
Apr 17, 2018
7.$159 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 17, 2020
8.$157 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 16, 2019
9.€136.73 Million
US$154.42 Million
Draw Date
Apr 16, 2019
10.$131 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 18, 2012
11.$122 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 18, 2018
11.$122 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 16, 2010
13.$118 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 17, 2019
14.$110 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 16, 2014
15.$109 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 17, 2009
16.€90 Million
US$99.23 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Apr 17, 2020
17.$91 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 16, 2008
18.€57 Million
US$90.09 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Apr 18, 2008
19.$89 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 19, 2016
20.$82 Million
Florida
Lotto
Draw Date
Apr 19, 2006
21.$80 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 19, 2000
21.$80 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 17, 2013
21.$80 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 19, 2017
24.€70.56 Million
US$79.62 Million
Draw Date
Apr 16, 2016
25.$78 Million
Draw Date
Apr 17, 2010

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1984
Monday, Apr 16, 1984
36 years old
1982
Friday, Apr 16, 1982
38 years old
1973
Monday, Apr 16, 1973
47 years old
1972
Sunday, Apr 16, 1972
48 years old
1965
Friday, Apr 16, 1965
55 years old
1962
Monday, Apr 16, 1962
58 years old
1961
Sunday, Apr 16, 1961
59 years old
1957
Tuesday, Apr 16, 1957
63 years old
1955
Saturday, Apr 16, 1955
65 years old
1949
Saturday, Apr 16, 1949
71 years old
(year not provided)
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Worldwide Events On This Day

2014
The South Korean ferry MV Sewol capsizes and sinks near Jindo Island, killing 304 passengers and crew and leading to widespread criticism of the South Korean government, media, and shipping authorities.
2013
A 7.8-magnitude earthquake strikes Sistan and Baluchestan Province, Iran, killing at least 35 people and injuring 117 others.
2013
The 2013 Baga massacre is started when Boko Haram militants engage government soldiers in Baga.
2012
The trial for Anders Behring Breivik, the perpetrator of the 2011 Norway attacks, begins in Oslo, Norway.
2012
The Pulitzer Prize winners were announced, it was the first time since 1977 that no book won the Fiction Prize.
2007
Virginia Tech shooting: Seung-Hui Cho guns down 32 people and injures 17 before committing suicide.
2003
The Treaty of Accession is signed in Athens admitting ten new member states to the European Union.
2001
India and Bangladesh begin a five-day border conflict, but are unable to resolve the disputes about their border.
1992
The Katina P runs aground off of Maputo, Mozambique and 60,000 tons of crude oil spill into the ocean.
1990
"Doctor Death", Jack Kevorkian, participates in his first assisted suicide.
1972
Apollo program: The launch of Apollo 16 from Cape Canaveral, Florida.
1963
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. pens his Letter from Birmingham Jail while incarcerated in Birmingham, Alabama for protesting against segregation.
1961
In a nationally broadcast speech, Cuban leader Fidel Castro declares that he is a Marxist-Leninist and that Cuba is going to adopt Communism.
1947
An explosion on board a freighter in port causes the city of Texas City, Texas, to catch fire, killing almost 600.
1947
Bernard Baruch first applies the term "Cold War" to describe the relationship between the United States and the Soviet Union.
1945
World War II: The Red Army begins the final assault on German forces around Berlin, with nearly one million troops fighting in the Battle of the Seelow Heights.
1945
The United States Army liberates Nazi Sonderlager (high security) prisoner-of-war camp Oflag IV-C (better known as Colditz).
1945
More than 7,000 die when the German refugee ship Goya is sunk by a Soviet submarine.
1944
World War II: Allied forces start bombing Belgrade, killing about 1,100 people. This bombing fell on the Orthodox Christian Easter.
1943
Albert Hofmann accidentally discovers the hallucinogenic effects of the research drug LSD. He intentionally takes the drug three days later on April 19.
1941
World War II: The Italian-German Tarigo convoy is attacked and destroyed by British ships.
1941
World War II: The Nazi-affiliated Ustaše is put in charge of the Independent State of Croatia by the Axis powers after Operation 25 is effected.
1925
During the Communist St Nedelya Church assault in Sofia, Bulgaria, 150 are killed and 500 are wounded.
1922
The Treaty of Rapallo, pursuant to which Germany and the Soviet Union re-establish diplomatic relations, is signed.
1919
Mohandas Gandhi organizes a day of "prayer and fasting" in response to the killing of Indian protesters in the Jallianwala Bagh massacre by the British colonial troops three days earlier.
1919
Polish-Soviet War: The Polish army launches the Vilna offensive to capture Vilnius in modern Lithuania.
1917
Vladimir Lenin returns to Petrograd, Russia, from exile in Switzerland.
1912
Harriet Quimby becomes the first woman to fly an airplane across the English Channel.
1910
The oldest existing indoor ice hockey arena still used for the sport in the 21st century, Boston Arena, opens for the first time.
1908
Natural Bridges National Monument is established in Utah.
1881
In Dodge City, Kansas, Bat Masterson fights his last gun battle.
1863
American Civil War: During the Vicksburg Campaign, gunboats commanded by acting Rear Admiral David Dixon Porter run downriver past Confederate artillery batteries at Vicksburg.
1862
American Civil War: Battle at Lee's Mills in Virginia.
1862
American Civil War: The District of Columbia Compensated Emancipation Act, a bill ending slavery in the District of Columbia, becomes law.
1858
The Wernerian Natural History Society, a former Scottish learned society, is wound up.
1853
The Great Indian Peninsula Railway opens the first passenger rail in India, from Bori Bunder to Thane.
1847
The accidental shooting of a Māori by an English sailor results in the opening of the Wanganui Campaign of the New Zealand land wars.
1818
The United States Senate ratifies the Rush-Bagot Treaty, establishing the border with Canada.
1799
French Revolutionary Wars: The Battle of Mount Tabor: Napoleon drives Ottoman Turks across the River Jordan near Acre.
1780
Franz Friedrich Wilhelm von Fürstenberg founds the University of Münster.
1746
The Battle of Culloden is fought between the French-supported Jacobites and the British Hanoverian forces commanded by William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland, in Scotland. After the battle many highland traditions were banned and the Highlands of Scotland were cleared of inhabitants.
1582
Spanish conquistador Hernando de Lerma founds the settlement of Salta, Argentina.
1520
The Revolt of the Comuneros begins in Spain against the rule of Charles V.
1346
Dušan the Mighty is proclaimed Emperor, with the Serbian Empire occupying much of the Balkans.
AD 73
Masada, a Jewish fortress, falls to the Romans after several months of siege, ending the Great Jewish Revolt.
1457 BC
Likely date of the Battle of Megiddo between Thutmose III and a large Canaanite coalition under the King of Kadesh, the first battle to have been recorded in what is accepted as relatively reliable detail.

Births On This Day

2002
Sadie Sink, American actress
1994
Albert Almora, American baseball player
1994
Will Fuller, American football player
1993
Mirai Nagasu, American figure skater
1993
Chance the Rapper, American rapper
1991
Nolan Arenado, American baseball player
1991
Kim Kyung-jung, South Korean footballer
1990
Reggie Jackson, American basketball player
1990
Vangelis Mantzaris, Greek basketball player
1990
Tony McQuay, American sprinter
1990
Travis Shaw, American baseball player
1988
Kyle Okposo, American ice hockey player
1987
Cenk Akyol, Turkish basketball player
1987
Aaron Lennon, English footballer
1986
Paul di Resta, Scottish racing driver
1986
Shinji Okazaki, Japanese footballer
1986
Peter Regin, Danish ice hockey player
1986
Epke Zonderland, Dutch gymnast
1985
Luol Deng, Sudanese-English basketball player
1985
Brendon Leonard, New Zealand rugby player
1985
Benjamín Rojas, Argentinian singer-songwriter and actor
1985
Taye Taiwo, Nigerian footballer
1984
Teddy Blass, American composer and producer
1984
Claire Foy, English actress
1984
Tucker Fredricks, American speed skater
1984
Paweł Kieszek, Polish footballer
1984
Kerron Stewart, Jamaican sprinter
1983
Marié Digby, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actress
1983
Cat Osterman, American softball player
1982
Gina Carano, American mixed martial artist and actress
1982
Boris Diaw, French basketball player
1982
Jonathan Vilma, American football player
1981
Anestis Agritis, Greek footballer
1981
Maya Dunietz, Israeli singer-songwriter and pianist
1981
Matthieu Proulx, Canadian football player
1979
Christijan Albers, Dutch racing driver
1979
Lars Börgeling, German pole vaulter
1979
Daniel Browne, New Zealand rugby player
1977
Freddie Ljungberg, Swedish footballer
1976
Lukas Haas, American actor and musician
1976
Kelli O'Hara, American actress and singer
1975
Keon Clark, American basketball player
1973
Akon, Senegalese-American singer, rapper and songwriter
1973
Charlotta Sörenstam, Swedish golfer
1973
Teddy Cobeña, Spanish-Ecuadorian expressionist and representational sculptor
1972
Conchita Martínez, Spanish-American tennis player
1972
Tracy K. Smith, American poet and educator
1971
Cameron Blades, Australian rugby player
1971
Selena, American singer-songwriter, actress, and fashion designer (d. 1995)
1971
Seigo Yamamoto, Japanese racing driver
1971
Natasha Zvereva, Belarusian tennis player
1970
Dero Goi, German singer-songwriter and drummer
1970
Walt Williams, American basketball player
1969
Patrik Järbyn, Swedish skier
1969
Fernando Viña, American baseball player and sportscaster
1968
Vickie Guerrero, American wrestler and manager
1968
Rüdiger Stenzel, German runner
1966
Jarle Vespestad, Norwegian drummer
1966
Jeff Varner, American newscaster and reality television personality
1965
Yves-François Blanchet, Canadian politician
1965
Jon Cryer, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1965
Martin Lawrence, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1964
David Kohan, American screenwriter and producer
1964
Dave Pirner, American singer, songwriter and producer (Soul Asylum)
1964
Esbjörn Svensson, Swedish pianist (d. 2008)
1963
Saleem Malik, Pakistani cricketer
1963
Jimmy Osmond, American singer (The Osmonds)
1962
Anna Dello Russo, Italian journalist
1962
Douglas Elmendorf, American economist and politician
1962
Ian MacKaye, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1961
Jarbom Gamlin, Indian lawyer and politician, 7th Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh (d. 2014)
1961
Linda Ruth Williams, British film studies academic
1960
Wahab Akbar, Filipino politician (d. 2007)
1960
Rafael Benítez, Spanish footballer and manager
1960
Pierre Littbarski, German footballer and manager
1959
Alison Ramsay, English-Scottish field hockey player and lawyer
1958
Tim Flach, English photographer and director
1958
Ulf Wakenius, Swedish guitarist
1957
Patricia De Martelaere, Belgian philosopher, author, and academic (d. 2009)
1956
David M. Brown, American captain, pilot, and astronaut (d. 2003)
1956
T Lavitz, American keyboard player, composer, and producer (d. 2010)
1956
Lise-Marie Morerod, Swiss skier
1955
Bruce Bochy, American baseball player and manager
1955
Henri, Grand Duke of Luxembourg
1954
Ellen Barkin, American actress
1954
John Bowe, Australian racing driver
1954
Mike Zuke, Canadian ice hockey player
1953
Peter Garrett, Australian singer-songwriter and politician
1953
Jay O. Sanders, American actor
1952
Bill Belichick, American football player and coach
1952
Michel Blanc, French actor and director
1952
Esther Roth-Shahamorov, Israeli sprinter and hurdler
1952
Billy West, American voice actor, singer-songwriter, and comedian
1951
Ioan Mihai Cochinescu, Romanian author and photographer
1951
David Nutt, English psychiatrist and academic
1950
David Graf, American actor (d. 2001)
1950
Colleen Hewett, Australian singer and actress
1948
Reg Alcock, Canadian businessman and politician, 17th Canadian President of the Treasury Board (d. 2011)
1947
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, American basketball player and coach
1947
Gerry Rafferty, Scottish singer-songwriter (d. 2011)
1946
Margot Adler, American journalist and author (d. 2014)
1946
Ernst Bakker, Dutch politician (d. 2014)
1946
Johnnie Lewis, Liberian lawyer and politician, 18th Chief Justice of Liberia (d. 2015)
1946
R. Carlos Nakai, American flute player
1945
Tom Allen, American lawyer and politician
1943
Lonesome Dave Peverett, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2000)
1943
Petro Tyschtschenko, Austrian-German businessman
1943
John Watkins, Australian cricketer
1942
Jim Lonborg, American baseball pitcher
1942
Sir Frank Williams, English businessman, founded the Williams F1 Racing Team
1941
Allan Segal, American director and producer (d. 2012)
1940
Benoît Bouchard, Canadian academic and politician, 18th Canadian Minister of Transport
1940
David Holford, Barbadian cricketer
1940
Queen Margrethe II of Denmark
1940
Joan Snyder, American painter
1940
Thomas Stonor, 7th Baron Camoys, English banker and politician, Lord Chamberlain of the United Kingdom
1939
John Amabile, American football player and coach (d. 2012)
1939
Dusty Springfield, English singer and record producer (d. 1999)
1938
Rich Rollins, American baseball player
1938
Gordon Wilson, Scottish lawyer and politician (d. 2017)
1937
Gert Potgieter, South African hurdler and coach
1936
Vadim Kuzmin, Russian physicist and academic (d. 2015)
1935
Marcel Carrière, Canadian director and screenwriter
1935
Sarah Kirsch, German poet and author (d. 2013)
1935
Lennart Risberg, Swedish boxer (d. 2013)
1935
Dominique Venner, French journalist and historian (d. 2013)
1935
Bobby Vinton, American singer
1934
Vince Hill, English singer-songwriter
1934
Robert Stigwood, Australian producer and manager (d. 2016)
1934
Barrie Unsworth, Australian politician, 36th Premier of New South Wales
1934
Vicar, Chilean cartoonist (d. 2012)
1933
Marcos Alonso Imaz, Spanish footballer (d. 2012)
1933
Joan Bakewell, English journalist and author
1933
Perry Botkin Jr., American composer, arranger and musician
1933
Vera Krepkina, Russian long jumper
1933
Ike Pappas, American journalist and actor (d. 2008)
1932
Maury Meyers, American lawyer and politician (d. 2014)
1930
Doug Beasy, Australian footballer and educator (d. 2013)
1930
Herbie Mann, American flute player and composer (d. 2003)
1929
Roy Hamilton, American singer (d. 1969)
1929
Ralph Slatyer, Australian biologist and ecologist (d. 2012)
1929
Ed Townsend, American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2003)
1928
Dick Lane, American football player and soldier (d. 2002)
1927
Edie Adams, American actress and singer (d. 2008)
1927
Pope Benedict XVI
1927
Rolf Schult, German actor (d. 2013)
1926
Pierre Fabre, French pharmacist, founded Laboratoires Pierre Fabre (d. 2013)
1924
John Harvey-Jones, English academic and businessman (d. 2008)
1924
Henry Mancini, American composer and conductor (d. 1994)
1924
Rudy Pompilli, American saxophonist (d. 1976)
1924
Madanjeet Singh, Indian diplomat, author, and philanthropist (d. 2013)
1923
Warren Barker, American composer (d. 2006)
1923
Arch A. Moore Jr., American sergeant, lawyer, and politician, 28th Governor of West Virginia (d. 2015)
1922
Kingsley Amis, English novelist, poet, and critic (d. 1995)
1922
John Christopher, English author (d. 2012)
1922
Lawrence N. Guarino, American colonel (d. 2014)
1922
Leo Tindemans, Belgian politician, 43rd Prime Minister of Belgium (d. 2014)
1921
Arlin M. Adams, American lawyer and judge (d. 2015)
1921
Wolfgang Leonhard, German historian and author (d. 2014)
1921
Peter Ustinov, English actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2004)
1920
Ananda Dassanayake, Sri Lankan politician (d. 2012)
1920
Prince George Valdemar of Denmark (d. 1986)
1919
Merce Cunningham, American dancer and choreographer (d. 2009)
1919
Nilla Pizzi, Italian singer (d. 2011)
1919
Pedro Ramírez Vázquez, Mexican architect, designed the Tijuana Cultural Center and National Museum of Anthropology (d. 2013)
1919
Thomas Willmore, English geometer and academic (d. 2005)
1918
Dick Gibson, English racing driver (d. 2010)
1918
Hsuan Hua, Chinese-American monk and author (d. 1995)
1918
Juozas Kazickas, Lithuanian-American businessman and philanthropist (d. 2014)
1918
Spike Milligan, Irish actor, comedian, and writer (d. 2002)
1917
Victoria Eugenia Fernández de Córdoba, 18th Duchess of Medinaceli (d. 2013)
1917
Barry Nelson, American actor (d. 2007)
1916
Behçet Necatigil, Turkish author, poet, and translator (d. 1979)
1915
Robert Speck, Canadian politician, 1st Mayor of Mississauga (d. 1972)
1914
John Hodiak, American actor (d. 1955)
1913
Les Tremayne, English actor (d. 2003)
1911
Guy Burgess, English-Russian spy (d. 1963)
1910
Berton Roueché, American journalist and author (d. 1994)
1908
Ellis Marsalis, Sr., American businessman and activist (d. 2004)
1908
Ray Ventura, French jazz bandleader (d. 1979)
1907
Joseph-Armand Bombardier, Canadian inventor and businessman, founded Bombardier Inc. (d. 1964)
1907
August Eigruber, Austrian-German politician (d. 1947)
1905
Frits Philips, Dutch businessman (d. 2005)
1904
Fifi D'Orsay, Canadian-American vaudevillian, actress, and singer (d. 1983)
1903
Paul Waner, American baseball player and manager (d. 1965)
1900
Polly Adler, Russian-American madam and author (d. 1962)
1899
Osman Achmatowicz, Polish chemist and academic (d. 1988)
1896
Robert Henry Best, American journalist (d. 1952)
1896
Tristan Tzara, Romanian-French poet and critic (d. 1963)
1896
Árpád Weisz, Hungarian footballer (d. 1944)
1895
Ove Arup, English-Danish engineer and businessman, founded Arup (d. 1988)
1893
Germaine Guèvremont, Canadian journalist and author (d. 1968)
1893
John Norton, American hurdler (d. 1979)
1892
Howard Mumford Jones, American author, critic, and academic (d. 1980)
1891
Dorothy P. Lathrop, American author and illustrator (d. 1980)
1890
Fred Root, English cricketer and umpire (d. 1954)
1890
Gertrude Chandler Warner, American author and educator (d. 1979)
1889
Charlie Chaplin, English actor, director, producer, screenwriter, and composer (d. 1977)
1888
Billy Minter, English footballer and manager (d. 1940)
1886
Michalis Dorizas, Greek-American football player and javelin thrower (d. 1957)
1886
Ernst Thälmann, German politician (d. 1944)
1885
Leó Weiner, Hungarian composer and educator (d. 1960)
1884
Ronald Barnes, 3rd Baron Gorell, English cricketer, journalist, and politician (d. 1963)
1882
Seth Bingham, American organist and composer (d. 1972)
1878
R. E. Foster, English cricketer and footballer (d. 1914)
1874
Jōtarō Watanabe, Japanese general (d. 1936)
1871
John Millington Synge, Irish author, poet, and playwright (d. 1909)
1867
Wilbur Wright, American inventor (d. 1912)
1866
José de Diego, Puerto Rican journalist, lawyer, and politician (d. 1918)
1865
Harry Chauvel, Australian general (d. 1945)
1864
Rose Talbot Bullard, American medical doctor and professor (d. 1915)
1851
Ponnambalam Ramanathan, Sri Lankan lawyer and politician, 3rd Solicitor General of Sri Lanka (d. 1930)
1848
Kandukuri Veeresalingam, Indian author and activist (d. 1919)
1847
Hans Auer, Swiss-Austrian architect, designed the Federal Palace of Switzerland (d. 1906)
1844
Anatole France, French journalist, novelist, and poet, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1924)
1839
Antonio Starabba, Marchese di Rudinì, Italian politician, 12th Prime Minister of Italy (d. 1908)
1834
Charles Lennox Richardson, English merchant (d. 1862)
1827
Octave Crémazie, Canadian poet and bookseller (d. 1879)
1826
Sir James Corry, 1st Baronet, British politician (d. 1891)
1823
Gotthold Eisenstein, German mathematician and academic (d. 1852)
1821
Ford Madox Brown, French-English soldier and painter (d. 1893)
1808
Caleb Blood Smith, American journalist, lawyer, and politician, 6th United States Secretary of the Interior (d. 1864)
1800
George Bingham, 3rd Earl of Lucan, English field marshal and politician (d. 1888)
1786
John Franklin, English admiral and politician, 4th Lieutenant Governor of Van Diemen's Land (d. 1847)
1755
Louise Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun, French painter (d. 1842)
1730
Henry Clinton, English general and politician (d. 1795)
1728
Joseph Black, French-Scottish physician and chemist (d. 1799)
1697
Johann Gottlieb Görner, German organist and composer (d. 1778)
1682
John Hadley, English mathematician, invented the octant (d. 1744)
1661
Charles Montagu, 1st Earl of Halifax, English poet and politician, First Lord of the Treasury (d. 1715)
1660
Hans Sloane, Irish-English physician and academic (d. 1753)
1646
Jules Hardouin-Mansart, French architect, designed the Château de Dampierre and Grand Trianon (d. 1708)
1635
Frans van Mieris the Elder, Dutch painter (d. 1681)
1569
John Davies, English poet and lawyer (d. 1626)
1495
Petrus Apianus, German mathematician and astronomer (d. 1557)
1488
Jungjong of Joseon (d. 1544)
1435
Jan II the Mad, Duke of Żagań (1439-1449 and 1461-1468 and again in 1472) (d. 1504)

Deaths On This Day

2018
Harry Anderson, American actor and magician (b. 1952)
2018
Jim Caine, British jazz pianist (b. 1926)
2016
Charlie Hodge, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1933)
2015
Valery Belousov, Russian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1948)
2015
Attaphol Buspakom, Thai footballer and manager (b. 1962)
2015
Oles Buzina, Ukrainian journalist and author (b. 1969)
2015
Stanislav Gross, Czech lawyer and politician, 5th Prime Minister of the Czech Republic (b. 1969)
2014
Gyude Bryant, Liberian businessman and politician (b. 1949)
2014
Aulis Rytkönen, Finnish footballer and manager (b. 1929)
2014
Ernst Florian Winter, Austrian-American historian and political scientist (b. 1923)
2013
Charles Bruzon, Gibraltarian politician (b. 1938)
2013
Ali Kafi, Algerian colonel and politician (b. 1928)
2013
Siegfried Ludwig, Austrian politician, 18th Governor of Lower Austria (b. 1926)
2013
Pentti Lund, Finnish-Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1925)
2013
George Beverly Shea, Canadian-American singer-songwriter (b. 1909)
2013
Pat Summerall, American football player and sportscaster (b. 1930)
2013
Pedro Ramírez Vázquez, Mexican architect, designed the Tijuana Cultural Center and National Museum of Anthropology (b. 1919)
2012
Sári Barabás, Hungarian soprano (b. 1914)
2012
Marian Biskup, Polish author and academic (b. 1922)
2012
Alan Hacker, English clarinet player and conductor (b. 1938)
2012
George Kunda, Zambian lawyer and politician, 11th Vice-President of Zambia (b. 1956)
2012
Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller, Danish businessman (b. 1913)
2012
Carlo Petrini, Italian footballer and coach (b. 1948)
2011
Gerry Alexander, Jamaican cricketer and veterinarian (b. 1928)
2011
Allan Blakeney, Canadian scholar and politician, 10th Premier of Saskatchewan (b. 1925)
2011
Sol Saks, American screenwriter and producer (b. 1910)
2010
Rasim Delić, Bosnian general (b. 1949)
2010
Daryl Gates, American police officer, created the D.A.R.E. Program (b. 1926)
2008
Edward Norton Lorenz, American mathematician and meteorologist (b. 1917)
2007
Frank Bateson, New Zealand astronomer (b. 1909)
2007
Gaétan Duchesne, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1962)
2007
Maria Lenk, Brazilian swimmer (b. 1915)
2007
Chandrabose Suthaharan, Sri Lankan journalist
2005
Kay Walsh, English actress, singer, and dancer (b. 1911)
2003
Graham Jarvis, Canadian actor (b. 1930)
2003
Graham Stuart Thomas, English horticulturalist and author (b. 1909)
2002
Billy Ayre, English footballer and manager (b. 1952)
2002
Ruth Fertel, American businesswoman, founded Ruth's Chris Steak House (b. 1927)
2002
Robert Urich, American actor (b. 1946)
2001
Michael Ritchie, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1938)
2001
Alec Stock, English footballer and manager (b. 1917)
1999
Skip Spence, Canadian-American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1946)
1998
Alberto Calderón, Argentinian-American mathematician and academic (b. 1920)
1998
Fred Davis, English snooker player (b. 1913)
1998
Marie-Louise Meilleur, Canadian super-centenarian (b. 1880)
1997
Esmeralda Arboleda Cadavid, Colombian politician (b. 1921)
1997
Roland Topor, French actor, director, and painter (b. 1938)
1996
Lucille Bremer, American actress and dancer (b. 1917)
1996
Stavros Niarchos, Greek-Swiss businessman (b. 1909)
1994
Paul-Émilien Dalpé, Canadian labor unionist (b. 1919)
1994
Ralph Ellison, American novelist and critic (b. 1913)
1992
Neville Brand, American actor (b. 1920)
1992
Alexandru Nicolschi, Romanian spy and activist (b. 1915)
1992
Andy Russell, American singer and actor (b. 1919)
1991
David Lean, English director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1908)
1989
Jocko Conlan, American baseball player and umpire (b. 1899)
1989
Kaoru Ishikawa Japanese author and educator (b. 1915)
1989
Miles Lawrence, English cricketer (b. 1940)
1989
Hakkı Yeten, Turkish footballer and manager (b. 1910)
1988
Khalil al-Wazir, Palestinian commander, founded Fatah (b. 1935)
1988
Youri Egorov, Russian pianist (b. 1954)
1985
Scott Brady, American actor (b. 1924)
1980
Morris Stoloff, American composer (b. 1898)
1978
Lucius D. Clay, American officer and military governor in occupied Germany (b. 1898)
1973
István Kertész, Hungarian conductor and educator (b. 1929)
1972
Yasunari Kawabata, Japanese novelist and short story writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1899)
1972
Frank O'Connor, Australian public servant (b. 1894)
1970
Richard Neutra, Austrian-American architect, designed the Los Angeles County Hall of Records (b. 1892)
1970
Péter Veres, Hungarian politician, Hungarian Minister of Defence (b. 1897)
1969
Hem Vejakorn, Thai illustrator and painter (b. 1904)
1968
Fay Bainter, American actress (b. 1893)
1968
Edna Ferber, American novelist, short story writer, and playwright (b. 1885)
1966
Eric Lambert, Australian author (b. 1918)
1965
Francis Balfour, English soldier and colonial administrator (b. 1884)
1965
Sydney Chaplin, English actor, comedian, brother of Charlie Chaplin (b. 1885)
1961
Carl Hovland, American psychologist and academic (b. 1912)
1960
Mihály Fekete, Hungarian actor, screenwriter and film director (b. 1884)
1958
Rosalind Franklin, English biophysicist and academic (b. 1920)
1955
David Kirkwood, Scottish engineer and politician (b. 1872)
1950
Eduard Oja, Estonian composer, conductor, and critic (b. 1905)
1950
Anders Peter Nielsen, Danish target shooter (b. 1867)
1947
Rudolf Höss, German SS officer (b. 1900)
1946
Arthur Chevrolet, Swiss-American race car driver and engineer (b. 1884)
1942
Princess Alexandra of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (b. 1878)
1942
Denis St. George Daly, Irish polo player (b. 1862)
1941
Josiah Stamp, 1st Baron Stamp, English economist and civil servant (b. 1880)
1938
Steve Bloomer, English footballer and manager (b. 1874)
1937
Jay Johnson Morrow, American military engineer and politician, 3rd Governor of the Panama Canal Zone (b. 1870)
1935
Panait Istrati, Romanian journalist and author (b. 1884)
1930
José Carlos Mariátegui, Peruvian journalist, philosopher, and activist (b. 1894)
1928
Henry Birks, Canadian businessman, founded Henry Birks and Sons (b. 1840)
1928
Roman Steinberg, Estonian wrestler (b. 1900)
1925
Stefan Nerezov, Bulgarian general (b. 1867)
1915
Nelson W. Aldrich, American businessman and politician (b. 1841)
1914
George William Hill, American astronomer and mathematician (b. 1838)
1904
Maximilian Kronberger, German poet and author (b. 1888)
1904
Samuel Smiles, Scottish-English author (b. 1812)
1899
Emilio Jacinto, Filipino journalist and activist (b. 1875)
1888
Zygmunt Florenty Wróblewski, Polish physicist and chemist (b. 1845)
1879
Bernadette Soubirous, French nun and saint (b. 1844)
1859
Alexis de Tocqueville, French historian and philosopher, French Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1805)
1850
Marie Tussaud, French-English sculptor, founded the Madame Tussauds Wax Museum (b. 1761)
1846
Domenico Dragonetti, Italian bassist and composer (b. 1763)
1828
Francisco Goya, Spanish-French painter and illustrator (b. 1746)
1788
Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon, French mathematician, cosmologist, and author (b. 1707)
1783
Christian Mayer, Czech astronomer and educator (b. 1719)
1756
Jacques Cassini, French astronomer (b. 1677)
1742
Stefano Benedetto Pallavicino, Italian poet and translator (b. 1672)
1689
Aphra Behn, English author and playwright (b. 1640)
1687
George Villiers, 2nd Duke of Buckingham, English poet and politician, Lord Lieutenant of the West Riding of Yorkshire (b. 1628)
1645
Tobias Hume, Scottish soldier, viol player, and composer (b. 1569)
1640
Countess Charlotte Flandrina of Nassau (b. 1579)
1587
Anne Seymour, Duchess of Somerset (b. 1497)
1496
Charles II, Duke of Savoy (b. 1489)
1375
John Hastings, 2nd Earl of Pembroke, English nobleman and soldier (b. 1347)
1234
Richard Marshal, 3rd Earl of Pembroke (b. 1191)
1198
Frederick I, Duke of Austria (b. 1175)
1118
Adelaide del Vasto, regent of Sicily, mother of Roger II of Sicily, queen of Baldwin I of Jerusalem
1113
Sviatopolk II of Kiev (b. 1050)
1090
Sikelgaita, duchess of Apulia (b. c. 1040)
665
Fructuosus of Braga, French archbishop and saint
AD 69
Otho, Roman emperor (b. AD 32)