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On This Day in History:  April 9

April 9 is the 99th day of the year (100th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 266 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2019
$10M North Carolina lottery winner plans to spoil 12 grandkids. A North Carolina grandfather is planning to retire, purchase his dream house, and spoil his 12 grandkids after winning a $10 million lottery prize.
2019
Nebraska bill requiring disclosure of lottery odds advances. Nebraska lawmakers have advanced a bill requiring the state lottery to prominently disclose the odds of winning the biggest available prize in its game advertisements.
2015
Pennsylvania Lottery adds multi-state Cash4Life game. Ticket sales are underway for the new Pennsylvania Lottery Cash4Life game, a multi-state game offering a top prize of $1,000 a day for life and a second prize of $1,000 a week for life.
2014
Ohio Classic Lotto goes more than 2 years without winner. The Classic Lotto jackpot currently stands at $66.2 million after no ticket was sold for Monday's draw -- or any draw for the past two years.
2013
Numbers from Afghanistan net $371K lottery win. A Douglasville, Georgia, woman has won a $371,516 Georgia Lottery prize with numbers she received from her husband working in Afghanistan.
2013
Woman digs $10,000 Powerball lottery ticket out of trash. A 41-year-old woman from Greensburg, Louisiana, says she initially threw away a Powerball ticket for the March 23 drawing, but dug it out of the trash when she realized she hadn't checked the numbers.
2010
Couple thanks store clerk after claiming $1M lottery prize. A Durbin, West Virginia, couple expressed appreciation for the store clerk who sold them a winning ticket worth $1 million.
2010
Senator says Tenn. lottery scholarship fund in trouble. Tennessee Senate Minority Leader Jim Kyle, D-Memphis, is urging lawmakers to deal with the state's "insolvent" lottery-funded college scholarship fund.
2010
Ark. lottery forced to revise budget after law change found. Arkansas' lottery director said Wednesday he wasn't aware that the Legislature changed how money from unclaimed prizes is to be managed -- a move that required lottery officials to revise their 2011 budget.
2010
$250,000 Va. lottery ticket expires Monday. The clock is ticking on a Mega Millions ticket worth a quarter-of-a-million dollars.
2009
N.C. Pick 4 lottery game starts next week. A new four-digit daily numbers game for the North Carolina Education Lottery will begin next week.
2009
D.C. lottery ticket wins $144M Powerball jackpot. One lottery ticket sold in Washington, D.C. matched all 6 numbers in the Wednesday evening Powerball drawing, and is now worth $144 million to the lucky ticket-holder.
2007
Winning $250,000 lottery ticket to expire Monday. Virginia Lottery officials say time is running out for the person who bought a winning $250,000 ticket in Virginia Beach. That ticket is about to expire.
2007
Kentucky Lottery's new '3 Line Lotto' starts next Monday. Starting next week, the Kentucky Lottery will offer its latest game, 3 Line Lotto, which takes the place of the old Tic Tac Cash game.
2006
Powerball lottery jackpot raised to $220 million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Saturday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $220 million, with a cash option of $101 million.
2006
Police offer tips to avoid lottery scams. Calumet City, Indiana, police are investigating several reported scams that have misled people into thinking they have won a substantial amount of money from the lottery.
2006
Michigan resident loses whopping $295,000 in lottery scams. An elderly Michigan resident was conned out of $295,000 -- virtually her life savings -- in a series of scams over the previous year, Police Chief Dan McDevitt said.
2006
Lottery fever is alive and well in New Jersey. The New Jersey Lottery continues to thrive, driven by a diverse player base that recommends a variety of ways to play.
2006
Winning a lottery jackpot can't guarantee happiness. William "Bud" Post III called winning a $16.2 million lottery jackpot the "lottery of death."
2006
Lottery winners share secrets of their success. Ohio lottery winners offer advice for new millionaires to help avoid some of the pitfalls they themselves stepped into.
2006
Arizona man proposes lottery to increase voter turnout. If an Arizona man has his way, every person who votes in his state will automatically have his or her name entered in a in draw to win $1 million.
2004
Michigan authorities break up private lottery, seize $2.2 million. Authorities have seized $2.2 million and broken up a private lottery that they say mimicked the Michigan State Lottery but paid off significantly more money for matching winning numbers.
2004
Elderly Woman Loses $10,000 In Lottery Scam. Tampa, Florida Police are looking for a man and woman involved in scamming an elderly woman out of $10,000 by convincing her they held a winning lottery ticket.
2004
Winning $4 million Hoosier Lotto ticket sold in South Bend. There is only one winning ticket from Wednesday night's $4 million Hoosier Lotto drawing and it was purchased in South Bend, Indiana.
2004
California Lottery CEO Resigns. California Lottery chief executive officer and director Anthony Molica has resigned after only seven months, a lottery representative confirmed.
2004
Tennessee lottery board member Fair dies. Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation board member Morris Fair has died in Memphis of complications of treatment for esophageal cancer. He was 74.
2004
North Dakota lottery sales still going strong. The North Dakota Lottery was approaching $1 million in sales through two weeks of play, lottery officials said Thursday.
2004
Ohio Lottery Seeking Input on New Lottery Game. The Ohio Lottery posted the details of two possible replacements for the Super Lotto Plus game, and is asking readers for their opinion.
2004
Man to bet all on Vegas roulette spin. A British man who has sold all his possessions, including his clothes, will stand in a rented tuxedo on Sunday and bet everything on a single spin of the roulette wheel.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$220 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 12, 2006
2.$189 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 11, 2006
3.$168 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 9, 2016
4.€126.38 Million
US$155.99 Million
Draw Date
Apr 10, 2018
5.$155 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 9, 2002
6.$150 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 10, 2010
7.€132.95 Million
US$149.81 Million
Draw Date
Apr 9, 2019
8.$136 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 10, 2020
9.$120 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 12, 2005
9.$120 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 9, 2019
11.$105 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 9, 2004
12.€90 Million
US$99.23 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Apr 10, 2020
13.$94 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 11, 2012
14.€86.97 Million
US$92.34 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Apr 14, 2017
15.$90 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 9, 2010
16.€79 Million
US$89.02 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Apr 9, 2019
17.$89 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 11, 2018
18.€83 Million
US$88.02 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Apr 11, 2017
19.$84 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 10, 2019
20.$80 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 9, 2014
20.$80 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 11, 2015
22.$78 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 10, 2009
23.€67.68 Million
US$77.14 Million
Draw Date
Apr 9, 2016
24.$77 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 12, 1995
25.$75 Million
Draw Date
Apr 10, 2010

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1990
Monday, Apr 9, 1990
30 years old
1989
Sunday, Apr 9, 1989
31 years old
1988
Saturday, Apr 9, 1988
32 years old
1987
Thursday, Apr 9, 1987
33 years old
1986
Wednesday, Apr 9, 1986
34 years old
1981
Thursday, Apr 9, 1981
39 years old
1980
Wednesday, Apr 9, 1980
40 years old
1978
Sunday, Apr 9, 1978
42 years old
1974
Tuesday, Apr 9, 1974
46 years old
1970
Thursday, Apr 9, 1970
50 years old
1970
Thursday, Apr 9, 1970
50 years old
1967
Sunday, Apr 9, 1967
53 years old
1964
Thursday, Apr 9, 1964
56 years old
1960
Saturday, Apr 9, 1960
60 years old
1959
Thursday, Apr 9, 1959
61 years old
1948
Friday, Apr 9, 1948
72 years old
1946
Tuesday, Apr 9, 1946
74 years old
(year not provided)
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Worldwide Events On This Day

2017
Palm Sunday church bombings at Coptic Churches in Tanta and Alexandria take place.
2017
After refusing to give up his seat on an overbooked United Airlines flight, Dr. David Dao Duy Anh is forcibly dragged off the flight by aviation security officers, leading to major criticism of United Airlines.
2014
A student stabs 20 people at Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville, Pennsylvania.
2013
A 6.1-magnitude earthquake strikes Iran killing 32 people and injuring over 850 people.
2013
At least 13 people are killed and another three injured after a man goes on a spree shooting in the Serbian village of Velika Ivanča.
2009
In Tbilisi, Georgia, up to 60,000 people protest against the government of Mikheil Saakashvili.
2005
Charles, Prince of Wales marries Camilla Parker Bowles in a civil ceremony at Windsor's Guildhall.
2003
Iraq War: Baghdad falls to American forces.
1999
Kosovo War: The Battle of Košare begins.
1992
A U.S. Federal Court finds former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega guilty of drug and racketeering charges. He is sentenced to 30 years in prison.
1991
Georgia declares independence from the Soviet Union.
1990
An IRA bombing in County Down, Northern Ireland, kills three members of the UDR.
1990
Thirteen thousand members of the Dene and Métis tribes sign a land claim agreement for 180,000 square kilometres (69,000 sq mi) in the Mackenzie Valley of the western Arctic.
1989
Tbilisi massacre: an anti-Soviet peaceful demonstration and hunger strike in Tbilisi, demanding restoration of Georgian independence, is dispersed by the Soviet Army, resulting in 20 deaths and hundreds of injuries.
1981
The U.S. Navy nuclear submarine USS George Washington accidentally collides with the Nissho Maru, a Japanese cargo ship, sinking it.
1980
The Iraqi regime of Saddam Hussein kills philosopher Muhammad Baqir al-Sadr and his sister Bint al-Huda after three days of torture.
1976
The EMD F40PH diesel locomotive enters revenue service with Amtrak.
1975
The first game of the Philippine Basketball Association, the second oldest professional basketball league in the world.
1969
The first British-built Concorde 002 makes its maiden flight from Filton to RAF Fairford.
1967
The first Boeing 737 (a 100 series) makes its maiden flight.
1965
Astrodome opens. First indoor baseball game is played.
1961
The Pacific Electric Railway in Los Angeles, once the largest electric railway in the world, ends operations.
1960
Dr Hendrik Verwoerd, Prime Minister of South Africa and architect of apartheid, narrowly survives an assassination attempt by a white farmer, David Pratt in Johannesburg.
1959
Project Mercury: NASA announces the selection of the United States' first seven astronauts, whom the news media quickly dub the "Mercury Seven".
1957
The Suez Canal in Egypt is cleared and opens to shipping following the Suez Crisis.
1952
Hugo Ballivián's government is overthrown by the Bolivian National Revolution, starting a period of agrarian reform, universal suffrage and the nationalization of tin mines
1948
Jorge Eliécer Gaitán's assassination provokes a violent riot in Bogotá (the Bogotazo), and a further ten years of violence in Colombia.
1948
Fighters from the Irgun and Lehi Zionist paramilitary groups attacked Deir Yassin near Jerusalem, killing over 100.
1947
The Glazier-Higgins-Woodward tornadoes kill 181 and injure 970 in Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas.
1947
The Journey of Reconciliation, the first interracial Freedom Ride begins through the upper South in violation of Jim Crow laws. The riders wanted enforcement of the United States Supreme Court's 1946 Irene Morgan decision that banned racial segregation in interstate travel.
1947
United Nations Security Council Resolution 22 relating to Corfu Channel incident is adopted.
1945
Execution of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, anti-Nazi dissident and spy, by the Nazi regime.
1945
World War II: The German pocket battleship Admiral Scheer is sunk by the Royal Air Force.
1945
World War II: The Battle of Königsberg, in East Prussia, ends.
1945
The United States Atomic Energy Commission is formed.
1942
World War II: The Battle of Bataan ends. An Indian Ocean raid by Japan's 1st Air Fleet sinks the British aircraft carrier HMS Hermes and the Australian destroyer HMAS Vampire.
1940
World War II: Operation Weserübung: Germany invades Denmark and Norway.
1940
Vidkun Quisling seizes power in Norway.
1939
African-American singer Marian Anderson gives a concert at the Lincoln Memorial after being denied the use of Constitution Hall by the Daughters of the American Revolution.
1937
The Kamikaze arrives at Croydon Airport in London. It is the first Japanese-built aircraft to fly to Europe.
1918
World War I: The Battle of the Lys: The Portuguese Expeditionary Corps is crushed by the German forces during what is called the Spring Offensive on the Belgian region of Flanders.
1917
World War I: The Battle of Arras: The battle begins with Canadian Corps executing a massive assault on Vimy Ridge.
1916
World War I: The Battle of Verdun: German forces launch their third offensive of the battle.
1914
Mexican Revolution: One of the world's first naval/air skirmishes takes place off the coast of western Mexico.
1909
The U.S. Congress passes the Payne-Aldrich Tariff Act.
1865
American Civil War: Robert E. Lee surrenders the Army of Northern Virginia (26,765 troops) to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, effectively ending the war.
1860
On his phonautograph machine, Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville makes the oldest known recording of an audible human voice.
1782
American Revolutionary War: Battle of the Saintes begins.
1682
Robert Cavelier de La Salle discovers the mouth of the Mississippi River, claims it for France and names it Louisiana.
1609
Eighty Years' War: Spain and the Dutch Republic sign the Treaty of Antwerp to initiate twelve years of truce.
1609
Philip III of Spain issues the decree of the "Expulsion of the Moriscos".
1585
The expedition organised by Sir Walter Raleigh departs England for Roanoke Island (now in North Carolina) to establish the Roanoke Colony.
1511
St John's College, Cambridge, England, founded by Lady Margaret Beaufort, receives its charter.
1454
The Treaty of Lodi is signed, establishing a balance of power among northern Italian city-states for almost 50 years.
1440
Christopher of Bavaria is appointed King of Denmark.
1413
Henry V is crowned King of England.
1388
Despite being outnumbered 16 to 1, forces of the Old Swiss Confederacy are victorious over the Archduchy of Austria in the Battle of Näfels.
1288
Mongol invasions of Vietnam: Yuan forces are defeated by Trần forces in the Battle of Bach Dang in present-day northern Vietnam.
1241
Battle of Liegnitz: Mongol forces defeat the Polish and German armies.
537
Siege of Rome: The Byzantine general Belisarius receives his promised reinforcements, 1,600 cavalry, mostly of Hunnic or Slavic origin and expert bowmen. He starts, despite shortages, raids against the Gothic camps and Vitiges is forced into a stalemate.
475
Byzantine Emperor Basiliscus issues a circular letter (Enkyklikon) to the bishops of his empire, supporting the Monophysite christological position.
190
Dong Zhuo has his troops evacuate the capital Luoyang and burn it to the ground.

Births On This Day

2000
Jackie Evancho, American singer
1999
Isaac Hempstead Wright, English actor
1998
Elle Fanning, American actress and model
1996
Jayden Brailey, Australian rugby league player
1996
Emerson Hyndman, American soccer player
1995
Domagoj Bošnjak, Croatian basketball player
1995
Robert Bauer, German-Kazakhstani footballer
1994
Joey Pollari, American actor
1992
Joshua Ledet, American singer
1991
Ryan Kelly, American basketball player
1991
Mary Killman, American synchronized swimmer
1990
Kristen Stewart, American actress
1990
Ryan Williams, American football player
1989
Danielle Kahle, American figure skater
1988
Michel Alves Baroni, Brazilian footballer
1988
Jeremy Metcalfe, English racing driver
1987
Kassim Abdallah, French-Comorian footballer
1987
Graham Gano, American football player
1987
Craig Mabbitt, American singer
1987
Jesse McCartney, American singer-songwriter and actor
1987
Jarrod Mullen, Australian rugby league player
1987
Jazmine Sullivan, American singer-songwriter
1986
Mike Hart, American football player
1986
Leighton Meester, American actress
1985
Antonio Nocerino, Italian footballer
1985
David Robertson, American baseball player
1984
Habiba Ghribi, Tunisian runner
1984
Adam Loewen, Canadian baseball player
1984
Óscar Razo, Mexican footballer
1983
Ryan Clark, Australian actor
1983
Willie Colon, American football player
1982
Jay Baruchel, Canadian actor
1982
Carlos Hernández, Costa Rican footballer
1982
Kathleen Munroe, Canadian-American actress
1981
Milan Bartovič, Slovak ice hockey player
1981
A. J. Ellis, American baseball player
1981
Ireneusz Jeleń, Polish footballer
1981
Dennis Sarfate, American baseball player
1980
Sarah Ayton, English sailor
1980
Luciano Galletti, Argentinian footballer
1980
Albert Hammond, Jr., American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1979
Jeff Reed, American football player
1979
Keshia Knight Pulliam, American actress
1978
Kousei Amano, Japanese actor
1978
Jorge Andrade, Portuguese footballer
1978
Rachel Stevens, English singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress
1977
Gerard Way, American singer-songwriter and comic book writer
1976
Kyle Peterson, American baseball player and sportscaster
1975
Robbie Fowler, English footballer and manager
1975
David Gordon Green, American director and screenwriter
1974
Megan Connolly, Australian actress (d. 2001)
1974
Jenna Jameson, American actress and pornographic performer
1972
Bernard Ackah, German-Japanese martial artist and kick-boxer
1972
Siiri Vallner, Estonian architect
1971
Peter Canavan, Irish footballer and manager
1971
Leo Fortune-West, English footballer and manager
1971
Austin Peck, American actor
1971
Jacques Villeneuve, Canadian race car driver
1970
Chorão, Brazilian singer-songwriter (d. 2013)
1969
Barnaby Kay, English actor
1969
Linda Kisabaka, German runner
1968
Jay Chandrasekhar, American actor, comedian, writer and director
1967
Natascha Engel, German-English translator and politician
1967
Sam Harris, American author, philosopher, and neuroscientist
1966
John Hammond, English weather forecaster
1966
Cynthia Nixon, American actress
1965
Helen Alfredsson, Swedish golfer
1965
Paulina Porizkova, Czech-born Swedish-American model and actress
1965
Jeff Zucker, American businessman
1964
Rob Awalt, German-American football player
1964
Juliet Cuthbert, Jamaican sprinter
1964
Peter Penashue, Canadian businessman and politician, 9th Canadian Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs
1964
Margaret Peterson Haddix, American author
1964
Rick Tocchet, Canadian-American ice hockey player and coach
1963
Marc Jacobs, American-French fashion designer
1963
Joe Scarborough, American journalist, lawyer, and politician
1962
John Eaves, American production designer and illustrator
1962
Ihor Podolchak, Ukrainian director, producer, and screenwriter
1962
Imran Sherwani, English field hockey player
1962
Jeff Turner, American basketball player, coach, and sportscaster
1961
Mark Kelly, Irish keyboard player
1961
Kirk McCaskill, Canadian-American baseball and hockey player
1960
Jaak Aab, Estonian educator and politician, Minister of Social Affairs of Estonia
1959
Bernard Jenkin, English businessman and politician, Shadow Secretary of State for Defence
1958
Tony Sibson, English boxer
1958
Nigel Slater, English food writer and author
1957
Seve Ballesteros, Spanish golfer and architect (d. 2011)
1957
Martin Margiela, Belgian fashion designer
1957
Jamie Redfern, English-born Australian television presenter and pop singer
1956
Miguel Ángel Russo, Argentinian footballer and coach
1956
Nigel Shadbolt, English computer scientist and academic
1956
Vahur Sova, Estonian architect
1956
Marina Zueva, Russian ice dancer and coach
1955
Yamina Benguigui, Algerian-French director and politician
1955
Joolz Denby, English poet and author
1954
Ken Kalfus, American journalist and author
1954
Dennis Quaid, American actor
1954
Iain Duncan Smith, British soldier and politician, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
1953
John Howard, English singer-songwriter and pianist
1953
Hal Ketchum, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1953
Stephen Paddock, American mass murderer responsible for the 2017 Las Vegas shooting (d. 2017)
1952
Robert Clark, American author
1952
Bruce Robertson, New Zealand rugby player
1952
Tania Tsanaklidou, Greek singer and actress
1950
Nathan Cook, American actor (d. 1998)
1949
Tony Cragg, English sculptor
1948
Jaya Bachchan, Indian actress and politician
1948
Michel Parizeau, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1948
Patty Pravo, Italian singer
1947
Giovanni Andrea Cornia, Italian economist and academic
1946
Nate Colbert, American baseball player
1946
Mike Hancock, English politician
1946
Alan Knott, English cricketer
1946
Sara Parkin, Scottish activist and politician
1946
David Webb, English footballer, coach, and manager
1945
Steve Gadd, American drummer and percussionist
1945
Peter Gammons, American journalist
1944
Joe Brinkman, American baseball player and umpire
1944
Heinz-Joachim Rothenburg, German shot putter
1943
Leila Khaled, Palestinian activist
1943
Terry Knight, American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2004)
1942
Brandon deWilde, American actor (d. 1972)
1942
Margo Smith, American singer-songwriter
1941
Kay Adams, American singer-songwriter
1940
Hans-Joachim Reske, German sprinter
1940
Jim Roberts, Canadian-American ice hockey player and coach (d. 2015)
1939
Michael Learned, American actress
1938
Viktor Chernomyrdin, Russian businessman and politician, 30th Prime Minister of Russia (d. 2010)
1937
Simon Brown, Baron Brown of Eaton-under-Heywood, English lieutenant, lawyer, and judge
1937
Marty Krofft, Canadian screenwriter and producer
1937
Valerie Singleton, English television and radio host
1936
Jerzy Maksymiuk, Polish pianist, composer, and conductor
1936
Valerie Solanas, American radical feminist author, attempted murderer (d. 1988)
1935
Aulis Sallinen, Finnish composer and academic
1935
Avery Schreiber, American actor and comedian (d. 2002)
1934
Bill Birch, New Zealand surveyor and politician, 38th New Zealand Minister of Finance
1934
Tom Phillis, Australian motorcycle racer (d. 1962)
1934
Mariya Pisareva, Russian high jumper
1933
Jean-Paul Belmondo, French actor and producer
1933
René Burri, Swiss photographer and journalist (d. 2014)
1933
Fern Michaels, American author
1933
Richard Rose, American political scientist and academic
1933
Gian Maria Volonté, Italian actor (d. 1994)
1932
Jim Fowler, American zoologist and television host
1932
Armin Jordan, Swiss conductor (d. 2006)
1932
Peter Moores, English businessman and philanthropist (d. 2016)
1932
Carl Perkins, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1998)
1931
Richard Hatfield, Canadian lawyer and politician, 26th Premier of New Brunswick (d. 1991)
1930
Nathaniel Branden, Canadian-American psychotherapist and author (d. 2014)
1930
F. Albert Cotton, American chemist and academic (d. 2007)
1930
Wallace McCain, Canadian businessman, founded McCain Foods (d. 2011)
1929
Sharan Rani Backliwal, Indian sarod player and scholar (d. 2008)
1929
Fred Hollows, New Zealand-Australian ophthalmologist (d. 1993)
1929
Paule Marshall, American author and academic
1928
Paul Arizin, American basketball player (d. 2006)
1928
Tom Lehrer, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and mathematician
1927
Tiny Hill, New Zealand rugby player
1926
Gerry Fitt, Northern Irish soldier and politician; British life peer (d. 2005)
1926
Hugh Hefner, American publisher, founded Playboy Enterprises (d. 2017)
1926
Harris Wofford, American politician, author and civil rights activist (d. 2019)
1925
Virginia Gibson, American actress, singer, and dancer (d. 2013)
1925
Art Kane, American photographer (d. 1995)
1924
Arthur Shaw, English professional footballer (d. 2015)
1923
Leonard Levy, American historian and author (d. 2006)
1922
Carl Amery, German author and activist (d. 2005)
1921
Jean-Marie Balestre, French businessman (d. 2008)
1921
Yitzhak Navon, Israeli politician (d. 2015)
1921
Frankie Thomas, American actor (d. 2006)
1921
Mary Jackson, African American mathematician and aerospace engineer (d. 2005)
1919
J. Presper Eckert, American engineer, invented the ENIAC (d. 1995)
1918
Jørn Utzon, Danish architect, designed the Sydney Opera House (d. 2008)
1917
Johannes Bobrowski, German songwriter and poet (d. 1965)
1917
Ronnie Burgess, Welsh footballer and manager (d. 2005)
1917
Brad Dexter, American actor (d. 2002)
1916
Julian Dash, American swing music jazz tenor saxophonist (d. 1974)
1916
Heinz Meyer, German Fallschirmjäger (paratrooper) during World War II (d. 1987)
1916
Bill Leonard, American journalist (d. 1994)
1915
Daniel Johnson, Sr., Canadian lawyer and politician, 20th Premier of Quebec (d. 1968)
1912
Lev Kopelev, Ukrainian-German author and academic (d. 1997)
1910
Abraham A. Ribicoff, American lawyer and politician, 4th United States Secretary of Health and Human Services (d. 1998)
1909
Robert Helpmann, Australian dancer, actor, and choreographer (d. 1986)
1908
Joseph Krumgold, American author and screenwriter (d. 1980)
1906
Rafaela Aparicio, Spanish actress (d. 1996)
1906
Antal Doráti, Hungarian-American conductor and composer (d. 1988)
1906
Victor Vasarely, Hungarian-French painter (d. 1997)
1905
J. William Fulbright, American lawyer and politician (d. 1995)
1904
Sharkey Bonano, American singer, trumpet player, and bandleader (d. 1972)
1903
Ward Bond, American actor (d. 1960)
1902
Théodore Monod, French explorer and scholar (d. 2000)
1901
Jean Bruchési, Canadian historian and author (d. 1979)
1901
Paul Willis, American actor and director (d. 1960)
1900
Allen Jenkins, American actor and singer (d. 1974)
1898
Curly Lambeau, American football player and coach (d. 1965)
1898
Paul Robeson, American singer, actor, and activist (d. 1976)
1897
John B. Gambling, American radio host (d. 1974)
1895
Mance Lipscomb, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1976)
1895
Michel Simon, Swiss-French actor (d. 1975)
1893
Charles E. Burchfield, American painter (d.1967)
1893
Victor Gollancz, English publisher, founded Victor Gollancz Ltd (d. 1967)
1893
Rahul Sankrityayan, Indian linguist, author, and scholar (d. 1963)
1888
Sol Hurok, Ukrainian-American talent manager (d. 1974)
1887
Konrad Tom, Polish actor, writer, singer, and director (d. 1957)
1883
Frank King, American cartoonist (d. 1969)
1882
Frederick Francis IV, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (d. 1946)
1882
Otz Tollen, German actor (d. 1965)
1880
Jan Letzel, Czech architect (d. 1925)
1875
Jacques Futrelle, American journalist and author (d. 1912)
1872
Léon Blum, French lawyer and politician, Prime Minister of France (d. 1950)
1867
Chris Watson, Chilean-Australian journalist and politician, 3rd Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1941)
1867
Charles Winckler, Danish tug of war competitor, discus thrower, and shot putter (d. 1932)
1865
Erich Ludendorff, German general and politician (d. 1937)
1865
Charles Proteus Steinmetz, Polish-American mathematician and engineer (d. 1923)
1848
Ezequiél Moreno y Díaz, Spanish Augustinian Recollect priest and saint (d. 1906)
1846
Paolo Tosti, Italian-English composer and educator (d. 1916)
1835
Leopold II of Belgium (d. 1909)
1835
Somerset Lowry-Corry, 4th Earl Belmore (d. 1913)
1830
Eadweard Muybridge, English photographer and cinematographer (d. 1904)
1821
Charles Baudelaire, French poet and critic (d. 1867)
1807
James Bannerman, Scottish theologian and academic (d. 1868)
1806
Isambard Kingdom Brunel, English engineer, designed the Clifton Suspension Bridge (d. 1859)
1802
Elias Lönnrot, Finnish physician and philologist (d. 1884)
1794
Theobald Boehm, German flute player and composer (d. 1881)
1773
Étienne Aignan, French author and academic (d. 1824)
1770
Thomas Johann Seebeck, German physicist and academic (d. 1831)
1717
Georg Matthias Monn, Austrian organist, composer, and educator (d. 1750)
1691
Johann Matthias Gesner, German scholar and academic (d. 1761)
1686
James Craggs the Younger, English politician, Secretary of State for the Southern Department (d. 1721)
1680
Philippe Néricault Destouches, French playwright (d. 1754)
1654
Samuel Fritz, Czech Jesuit missionary to South America (d. 1725?)
1649
James Scott, 1st Duke of Monmouth, English general and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Staffordshire (d. 1685)
1648
Henri de Massue, Earl of Galway, French soldier and diplomat (d. 1720)
1634
Countess Albertine Agnes of Nassau (d. 1696)
1627
Johann Caspar Kerll, German organist and composer (d. 1693)
1624
Henrik Rysensteen, Dutch military engineer (d. 1679)
1598
Johann Crüger, Sorbian-German composer and theorist (d. 1662)
1597
John Davenport, English minister, co-founded the New Haven Colony (d. 1670)
1586
Julius Henry, Duke of Saxe-Lauenburg (d. 1665)
1498
Jean, Cardinal of Lorraine (d. 1550)
1458
Camilla Battista da Varano, Italian saint (d. 1524)
1285
Ayurbarwada Buyantu Khan, Emperor Renzong of Yuan (d. 1320)

Deaths On This Day

2017
John Clarke, New Zealand-Australian comedian, writer, and satirist (b. 1948)
2016
Duane Clarridge, American spy (b. 1932)
2016
Will Smith, American football player (b. 1981)
2015
Paul Almond, Canadian-American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1931)
2015
Margaret Rule, British marine archaeologist (b. 1928)
2015
Nina Companeez, French director and screenwriter (b. 1937)
2015
Alexander Dalgarno, English physicist and academic (b. 1928)
2015
Ivan Doig, American journalist and author (b. 1939)
2015
Tsien Tsuen-hsuin, Chinese-American academic (b. 1909)
2014
Gil Askey, American trumpet player, composer, and producer (b. 1925)
2014
Chris Banks, American football player (b. 1973)
2014
Rory Ellinger, American lawyer and politician (b. 1941)
2014
Norman Girvan, Jamaican economist, academic, and politician (b. 1941)
2014
Aelay Narendra, Indian politician (b. 1946)
2014
A. N. R. Robinson, Trinbagonian politician, 3rd President of Trinidad and Tobago (b. 1926)
2014
Svetlana Velmar-Janković, Serbian author (b. 1933)
2013
David Hayes, American sculptor and painter (b. 1931)
2013
Greg McCrary, American football player (b. 1952)
2013
Mordechai Mishani, Israeli lawyer and politician (b. 1945)
2013
McCandlish Phillips, American journalist and author (b. 1927)
2013
Paolo Soleri, Italian-American architect, designed the Cosanti (b. 1919)
2012
Malcolm Thomas, Welsh rugby player and cricketer (b. 1929)
2011
Zakariya Rashid Hassan al-Ashiri, Bahraini journalist (b. 1971)
2011
Sidney Lumet, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1924)
2010
Zoltán Varga, Hungarian footballer and manager (b. 1945)
2009
Nick Adenhart, American baseball player (b. 1986)
2007
Egon Bondy, Czech philosopher and poet (b. 1930)
2007
Dorrit Hoffleit, American astronomer and academic (b. 1907)
2006
Billy Hitchcock, American baseball player, coach, manager (b. 1916)
2006
Vilgot Sjöman, Swedish director and screenwriter (b. 1924)
2003
Jerry Bittle, American cartoonist (b. 1949)
2002
Pat Flaherty, American race car driver (b. 1926)
2002
Leopold Vietoris, Austrian soldier, mathematician, and academic (b. 1891)
2001
Willie Stargell, American baseball player and coach (b. 1940)
1999
Ibrahim Baré Maïnassara, Nigerien general and politician, President of Niger (b. 1949)
1998
Tom Cora, American cellist and composer (b. 1953)
1997
Mae Boren Axton, American singer-songwriter (b. 1914)
1997
Helene Hanff, American author and screenwriter (b. 1916)
1996
Richard Condon, American author and publicist (b. 1915)
1993
Joseph B. Soloveitchik, American rabbi and philosopher (b. 1903)
1991
Forrest Towns, American hurdler and coach (b. 1914)
1988
Brook Benton, American singer-songwriter and actor (b. 1931)
1988
Hans Berndt, German footballer (b. 1913)
1988
Dave Prater, American singer (b. 1937)
1982
Wilfrid Pelletier, Canadian pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1896)
1980
Muhammad Baqir al-Sadr, Iraqi cleric and philosopher (b. 1935)
1978
Clough Williams-Ellis, English-Welsh architect, designed Portmeirion (b. 1883)
1976
Dagmar Nordstrom, American singer-songwriter and pianist (b. 1903)
1976
Phil Ochs, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1940)
1976
Renato Petronio, Italian rower (b. 1891)
1970
Gustaf Tenggren, Swedish-American illustrator and animator (b. 1896)
1963
Eddie Edwards, American trombonist (b. 1891)
1963
Xul Solar, Argentinian painter and sculptor (b. 1887)
1961
Zog I of Albania (b. 1895)
1959
Frank Lloyd Wright, American architect, designed the Price Tower and Fallingwater (b. 1867)
1953
Eddie Cochems, American football player and coach (b. 1877)
1953
C. E. M. Joad, English philosopher and television host (b. 1891)
1953
Hans Reichenbach, German philosopher from the Vienna Circle (b. 1891)
1951
Vilhelm Bjerknes, Norwegian physicist and meteorologist (b. 1862)
1948
George Carpenter, Australian 5th General of The Salvation Army (b. 1872)
1948
Jorge Eliécer Gaitán, Colombian lawyer and politician, 16th Colombian Minister of National Education (b. 1903)
1945
Dietrich Bonhoeffer, German pastor and theologian (b. 1906)
1945
Wilhelm Canaris, German admiral (b. 1887)
1945
Johann Georg Elser, German carpenter (b. 1903)
1945
Hans Oster, German general (b. 1887)
1945
Karl Sack, German lawyer and jurist (b. 1896)
1945
Hans von Dohnányi, Austrian-German lawyer and jurist (b. 1902)
1944
Yevgeniya Rudneva, Ukrainian lieutenant and pilot (b. 1920)
1940
Mrs. Patrick Campbell, English actress (b. 1865)
1936
Ferdinand Tönnies, German sociologist and philosopher (b. 1855)
1926
Zip the Pinhead, American freak show performer (b. 1857)
1922
Hans Fruhstorfer, German entomologist and explorer (b. 1866)
1917
James Hope Moulton, English philologist and scholar (b. 1863)
1915
Raymond Whittindale, English rugby player (b. 1883)
1909
Helena Modjeska, Polish-American actress (b. 1840)
1889
Michel Eugène Chevreul, French chemist and academic (b. 1786)
1882
Dante Gabriel Rossetti, English poet and painter (b. 1828)
1876
Charles Goodyear, American lawyer, judge, and politician (b. 1804)
1872
Erastus Corning, American businessman and politician (b. 1794)
1806
William V, stadtholder of the Dutch Republic (b. 1748)
1804
Jacques Necker, Swiss-French politician, Chief Minister to the French Monarch (b. 1732)
1768
Sarah Fielding, English author (b. 1710)
1761
William Law, English priest and theologian (b. 1686)
1754
Christian Wolff, German philosopher and academic (b. 1679)
1747
Simon Fraser, 11th Lord Lovat, Scottish soldier and politician (b. 1667)
1693
Roger de Rabutin, Comte de Bussy, French author (b. 1618)
1654
Matei Basarab, Romanian prince (b. 1588)
1626
Francis Bacon, English jurist and politician, Attorney General for England and Wales (b. 1561)
1557
Mikael Agricola, Finnish priest and scholar (b. 1510)
1553
François Rabelais, French monk and scholar (b. 1494)
1484
Edward of Middleheim, prince of Wales (b. 1473)
1483
Edward IV, king of England (b. 1442)
1327
Walter Stewart, 6th High Steward of Scotland, Scottish nobleman (ca. 1296)
1283
Margaret of Scotland, queen of Norway (b. 1261)
1241
Henry II, High Duke of Poland (b. 1196)
1137
William X, duke of Aquitaine (b. 1099)
1024
Benedict VIII, pope of the Catholic Church (b. 980)
715
Constantine, pope of the Catholic Church (b. 664)
682
Maslama ibn Mukhallad al-Ansari, Egyptian politician, Governor of Egypt (b. 616)
491
Zeno, emperor of the Byzantine Empire (b. 425)
436
Tan Daoji, Chinese general and politician
AD 93
Yuan An, Chinese scholar and politician
585 BC
Jimmu, emperor of Japan (b. 711 BC)