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On This Day in History:  December 12

December 12 is the 346th day of the year (347th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 19 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2018
Alabama lawmakers provide insight into upcoming push for state lottery. One of the most influential men in Alabama politics said he expects a statewide lottery and gaming bill to be considered when the Alabama Legislature convenes March 5.
2018
Michigan lawmaker pushes bill to deduct cash from paycheck for lotto game. Instead of recommending his constituents invest some of each paycheck in a 401K, one Michigan legislator introduced a bill that would take a portion of each paycheck to play a lottery game.
2015
Florida lottery winner accused of grand theft. The man who claimed a half-million dollar Florida Lottery prize a few days ago was determining Friday how much money he would need to post bail after police took him into custody on a warrant.
2014
States pull the plug on Monopoly Millionaires' Club. The states involved in the Monopoly Millionaires' Club lottery game have decided to halt tickets sales for the game as of Dec. 26.
2013
Lotto-winning coworkers' advice for $400M Mega Millions jackpot. The winner of a $1 million Powerball prize with nine of her coworkers at a Staten Island, N.Y., nursing home, has very simple advice for those eyeing this Friday's $400 million Mega Millions jackpot.
2012
Idaho $1M Powerball ticket to expire Friday. Time is quickly running out for the holder of an unclaimed $1 million Powerball ticket that was sold last summer.
2012
Mass. Treasurer pushing for Internet lottery sales. Massachusetts State Treasurer Steven Grossman is gearing up to ask state lawmakers for permission to create and test what he hopes will be a first wave of Internet lottery games in Massachusetts.
2012
DC lottery contract is the subject of a federal probe with numerous officials under scrutiny. A federal grand jury is investigating the awarding of the $38 million contract to run the District of Columbia lottery, a process that raises further questions about corruption in a city government already beleaguered by criminal prosecutions.
2011
Retailer perspective: Selling a $254M lottery ticket. As exciting and frenzied events can be surrounding a lottery winner, the lottery retailers who sold the ticket for the gigantic prize can go on a ride of their own.
2011
State lotteries get creative to drive higher sales. Lottery income decreased nationwide in 2009 for the first time in more than a decade, prompting many of the 43 states that operate lotteries to redouble their efforts to win back players.
2008
$100,000 Virginia lottery prize expires today. A lucky winner stands to net $207 million in Friday's Mega Millions lottery draw, but someone in Hampton, Virginia, faces losing $100,000.
2008
Hollywood stuntman in Harry Potter film celebrates magic $10.5M lottery win. A stuntman who has rubbed shoulders with some of Hollywood's leading stars was celebrating today after scooping a £7 million (US$10.5 million) lottery windfall.
2008
Cool $207 million up for grabs in lottery. Need some extra spending money this holiday season? Would $207 million be enough? That's the jackpot for Friday night's Mega Millions drawing, if a single ticket matches all six numbers in the multi-state lottery.
2006
Calif. Lottery misprint leaves 'winners' with nothing. California Lottery officials blame a misprint, an error, to explain why some folks got a free game ticket instead of thousands of dollars in cash.
2003
Lottery Event of the Year Happens in 10 Days. It is awaited with all the excitement and ritual proper to the season, and now it is only ten days away. Spain's Christmas lottery is worth a record US$2.14 billion to the winners this year, including US$465 million for "El Gordo" ("The Fat One").
2003
Punter wins $30 million jackpot. A punter from the NSW far north coast is $30 million (US$22.3 million) richer after winning the entire first division in last night's Australian Powerball - the equal-biggest lottery win in Australia.
2003
$40 Million Florida Lotto Jackpot. The Florida Lotto Jackpot has rolled over seven times to an estimated $40 million, the 28th highest Jackpot in Florida Lotto history.
2003
Lottery authorizations puzzle officer. A Metro Vice sergeant wants to know how two brothers convicted of gambling charges could be lucky enough to be among the first independent retailers authorized by Tennessee to sell lottery tickets.
2003
Elderly woman loses $20,000 in lottery swindle. Police have issued a fraud alert after an 87-year-old Oakville woman was cheated out of more than $20,000.
2003
Trying to Sell California's Lottery. Several California agencies are preparing for the third time in 18 months to compete for the account of the California Lottery Commission.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$425 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 13, 2013
2.$340 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 13, 2019
3.$262 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 14, 2018
4.$230 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 12, 2018
5.$229 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 13, 2017
6.$207 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 12, 2008
7.$191 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 12, 2017
8.$164 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 12, 2015
9.$150 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 14, 2019
10.$137 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 14, 2007
11.€115 Million
US$135.16 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Dec 12, 2017
12.$129 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 14, 2002
13.$118 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 15, 2009
14.$116 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 13, 2011
15.$112 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 14, 2005
16.$104 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 14, 2010
17.$102 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 12, 2014
18.$100 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 14, 2016
18.$100 Million
Florida
Lotto
Draw Date
Dec 14, 2002
20.€76 Million
US$99.77 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Dec 14, 2012
21.€85 Million
US$96.09 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Dec 14, 2018
22.$88 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 13, 2003
23.€75.84 Million
US$86.19 Million
Draw Date
Dec 13, 2018
24.€59 Million
US$84.62 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Dec 18, 2009
25.€70.7 Million
US$83.1 Million
Draw Date
Dec 12, 2017

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1990
Wednesday, Dec 12, 1990
29 years old
1982
Sunday, Dec 12, 1982
37 years old
1982
Sunday, Dec 12, 1982
37 years old
1979
Wednesday, Dec 12, 1979
40 years old
1973
Wednesday, Dec 12, 1973
46 years old
1970
Saturday, Dec 12, 1970
49 years old
1969
Friday, Dec 12, 1969
50 years old
1965
Sunday, Dec 12, 1965
54 years old
1963
Thursday, Dec 12, 1963
56 years old
1962
Wednesday, Dec 12, 1962
57 years old
1962
Wednesday, Dec 12, 1962
57 years old
1961
Tuesday, Dec 12, 1961
58 years old
1960
Monday, Dec 12, 1960
59 years old
1960
Monday, Dec 12, 1960
59 years old
1959
Saturday, Dec 12, 1959
60 years old
1959
Saturday, Dec 12, 1959
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1952
Friday, Dec 12, 1952
67 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day

2015
Paris Agreement relating to United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change is adopted.
2012
North Korea successfully launches its first satellite, Kwangmyŏngsŏng-3 Unit 2, using an Unha-3 carrier rocket.
2001
Prime Minister of Vietnam Phan Văn Khải announces the decision on upgrading the Phong Nha-Kẻ Bàng nature reserve to a national park, providing information on projects for the conservation and development of the park and revised maps.
2000
The United States Supreme Court releases its decision in Bush v. Gore.
1991
The Russian Federation withdraws from the Treaty on the Creation of the USSR.
1988
The Clapham Junction rail crash kills thirty-five and injures hundreds after two collisions of three commuter trains—one of the worst train crashes in the United Kingdom.
1985
Arrow Air Flight 1285, a McDonnell Douglas DC-8, crashes after takeoff in Gander, Newfoundland, killing all 256 people on board, including 236 members of the United States Army's 101st Airborne Division.
1984
Maaouya Ould Sid'Ahmed Taya becomes the third president of Mauritania after a coup d'état against Mohamed Khouna Ould Haidalla while the latter is attending a summit.
1983
The Australian Labor government led by Prime Minister Bob Hawke and Treasurer Paul Keating floats the Australian dollar.
1979
Coup d'état of December Twelfth: South Korean Army Major General Chun Doo-hwan orders the arrest of Army Chief of Staff General Jeong Seung-hwa without authorization from President Choi Kyu-ha, alleging involvement in the assassination of ex-President Park Chung-hee.
1979
President of Pakistan Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq confers Nishan-e-Imtiaz on Nobel laureate Dr Abdus Salam.
1979
The unrecognised state of Zimbabwe-Rhodesia returns to British control and resumes using the name Southern Rhodesia.
1979
The 8.2 Mw Tumaco earthquake shakes Colombia and Ecuador with a maximum Mercalli intensity of IX (Violent), killing 300-600, and generating a large tsunami.
1969
Years of Lead: Piazza Fontana bombing: The offices of Banca Nazionale dell'Agricoltura in Piazza Fontana, Milan, are bombed.
1964
Prime Minister Jomo Kenyatta becomes the first President of the Republic of Kenya.
1963
Kenya gains its independence from the United Kingdom.
1956
Beginning of the Irish Republican Army's "Border Campaign".
1956
United Nations Security Council Resolution 121 relating to acceptance of Japan to United Nations is adopted.
1950
Paula Ackerman, the first woman appointed to perform rabbinical functions in the United States, leads the congregation in her first services.
1948
Malayan Emergency: Batang Kali massacre: Fourteen members of the Scots Guards stationed in Malaya allegedly massacre 24 unarmed civilians and set fire to the village.
1946
A fire at an ice plant in Hudson Heights, Manhattan spreads to an adjacent tenement, killing 37 people.
1946
United Nations Security Council Resolution 13 relating to acceptance of Siam to United Nations is adopted.
1942
World War II: German troops begin Operation Winter Storm, an attempt to relieve encircled Axis forces during the Battle of Stalingrad.
1941
World War II: Fifty-four Japanese A6M Zero fighters raid Batangas Field, Philippines. Jesús Villamor and four Filipino fighter pilots fend them off; César Basa is killed.
1941
World War II: The United Kingdom declares war on Bulgaria. Hungary and Romania declare war on the United States. India declares war on Japan.
1941
Adolf Hitler declares the imminent extermination of the Jews at a meeting in the Reich Chancellery.
1940
World War II: Approximately 70 people are killed in the Marples Hotel, Fitzalan Square, Sheffield, as a result of a German air raid.
1939
Winter War: Battle of Tolvajärvi: Finnish forces defeat those of the Soviet Union in their first major victory of the conflict.
1939
HMS Duchess sinks after a collision with HMS Barham off the coast of Scotland with the loss of 124 men.
1937
Second Sino-Japanese War: USS Panay incident: Japanese aircraft bomb and sink U.S. gunboat USS Panay on the Yangtze river in China.
1936
Xi'an Incident: The Generalissimo of the Republic of China, Chiang Kai-shek, is kidnapped by Zhang Xueliang.
1935
Lebensborn Project, a Nazi reproduction program, is founded by Heinrich Himmler.
1925
The Majlis of Iran votes to crown Reza Khan as the new Shah of Iran, starting the Pahlavi dynasty.
1918
The Flag of Estonia is raised atop the Pikk Hermann for the first time.
1917
In Nebraska, Father Edward J. Flanagan founds Boys Town as a farm village for wayward boys.
1915
President of the Republic of China, Yuan Shikai, announces his intention to reinstate the monarchy and proclaim himself Emperor of China.
1911
Delhi replaces Calcutta as the capital of India.
1911
King George V of the United Kingdom and Mary of Teck are enthroned as Emperor and Empress of India.
1901
Guglielmo Marconi receives the first transatlantic radio signal (the letter "S" [***] in Morse Code), at Signal Hill in St John's, Newfoundland.
1897
Belo Horizonte, the first planned city in Brazil, is founded.
1870
Joseph H. Rainey of South Carolina becomes the second black U.S. congressman, the first being Hiram Revels.
1866
Oaks explosion: The worst mining disaster in England kills 361 miners and rescuers.
1862
American Civil War: USS Cairo sinks on the Yazoo River, becoming the first armored ship to be sunk by a controlled mine.
1787
Pennsylvania becomes the second state to ratify the United States Constitution, five days after Delaware became the first.
1781
American Revolutionary War: Second Battle of Ushant: A British fleet led by HMS Victory defeats a French fleet.
1408
The Order of the Dragon, a monarchical chivalric order, is created by Sigismund of Luxembourg, then king of Hungary.
1388
Mary of Enghien sells the lordship of Argos and Nauplia to the Republic of Venice.
1098
First Crusade: Siege of Ma'arrat al-Numan: Crusaders breach the town's walls and massacre about 20,000 inhabitants. After finding themselves with insufficient food, they reportedly resort to cannibalism.
884
King Carloman II dies after a hunting accident. He is succeeded by his cousin, emperor Charles the Fat, who for the last time reunites the Frankish Empire.
627
Battle of Nineveh: A Byzantine army under Emperor Heraclius defeats Emperor Khosrau II's Persian forces, commanded by General Rhahzadh.

Births On This Day

1994
Otto Warmbier, American student imprisoned in North Korea (d. 2017)
1993
Zeli Ismail, English footballer
1991
Joseph Leilua, Australian-Samoan rugby league player
1990
Nixon Chepseba, Kenyan runner
1990
Victor Moses, Nigerian footballer
1990
Seungri, South Korean singer-songwriter
1988
Isaac John, New Zealand rugby league player
1988
Tony Williams, Australian-Tongan rugby league player
1987
Marte Eberson, Norwegian keyboard player and composer
1986
Daddy Birori, Rwandan footballer
1986
Përparim Hetemaj, Finnish footballer
1986
Nina Kolarič, Slovenian long jumper
1986
T. J. Ward, American football player
1985
Pat Calathes, Greek-American basketball player
1985
Giannis Zaradoukas, Greek footballer
1984
Daniel Agger, Danish footballer
1982
Dmitry Tursunov, Russian tennis player
1981
Jeret Peterson, American skier (d. 2011)
1981
Pedro Ríos, Spanish footballer
1981
Yuvraj Singh, Indian cricketer
1981
Stephen Warnock, English footballer
1980
Dejene Berhanu, Ethiopian runner (d. 2010)
1980
Dorin Goian, Romanian footballer
1980
Berkant Göktan, Turkish-German footballer
1979
Nate Clements, American football player
1979
John Salmons, American basketball player
1978
Gbenga Akinnagbe, American actor and screenwriter
1978
Shin Seung-hwan, South Korean actor
1977
Yoel Hernández, Cuban hurdler
1977
Dean Macey, English decathlete and bobsledder
1977
Colin White, Canadian ice hockey player
1976
Dan Hawkins, English guitarist, songwriter, and producer
1976
Brent Johnson, Canadian football player
1975
Mayim Bialik, American actress
1975
Craig Moore, Australian footballer and manager
1974
Bernard Lagat, Kenyan-American runner
1974
Nolberto Solano, Peruvian footballer and manager
1973
Tony Hsieh, American businessman, founded LinkExchange
1972
Nicky Eaden, English footballer and coach
1972
Craig Field, Australian rugby league player
1972
Wilson Kipketer, Kenyan-Danish runner
1972
Georgios Theodoridis, Greek sprinter
1972
Hank Williams III, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1971
Sammy Korir, Kenyan runner
1970
Tahir Bilgic, Turkish-Australian comedian and actor
1970
Jennifer Connelly, American actress
1970
Regina Hall, American actress
1969
Sophie Kinsella, English author and educator
1969
Wilfred Kirochi, Kenyan runner
1969
Fiona May, English-Italian long jumper
1969
Michael Möllenbeck, German discus thrower
1968
Rory Kennedy, American director and producer
1968
Sašo Udovič, Slovenian footballer
1968
Laurie Williams, Jamaican cricketer (d. 2002)
1967
Yuzo Koshiro, Japanese composer and producer
1967
John Randle, American football player
1966
Royce Gracie, Brazilian-American mixed martial artist and actor
1966
Ian Paisley, Jr., Northern Irish politician
1965
Will Carling, English rugby player
1964
Reeta Chakrabarti, English journalist
1964
Haywood Jeffires, American football player and coach
1963
Eduardo Castro Luque, Mexican businessman and politician (d. 2012)
1962
Tracy Austin, American tennis player and sportscaster
1962
Arturo Barrios, Mexican-American runner
1962
Peter Bergen, American-English journalist and author
1962
Mike Golic, American football player and radio host
1962
Ulrike Tillmann, German mathematician and academic
1961
Andrey Perlov, Russian race walker
1960
Martina Hellmann, German discus thrower
1959
Jasper Conran, English fashion designer
1958
Alexander Crutchfield, American businessman, financier and investor
1957
Sheila E., American singer-songwriter, drummer, and actress
1956
Johan van der Velde, Dutch cyclist
1955
Gianna Angelopoulos-Daskalaki, Greek businesswoman
1955
Eddy Schepers, Belgian cyclist
1955
Stephen Smith, Australian lawyer and politician, 53rd Australian Minister of Defence
1953
Martin Ferguson, Australian lawyer and politician
1953
Bruce Kulick, American guitarist and songwriter
1953
Rafael Septién, Mexican-American football player
1952
Herb Dhaliwal, Indian-Canadian businessman and politician, 3rd Canadian Minister of Natural Resources
1952
Sarah Douglas, English actress
1952
Cathy Rigby, American gymnast
1951
Rehman Malik, Pakistani politician, Pakistani Minister of Interior
1950
Pedro Ferriz de Con, Mexican journalist
1950
Heiner Flassbeck, German economist and academic
1950
Gorman Thomas, American baseball player
1950
Rajinikanth, Indian actor
1950
Billy Smith, Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and manager
1949
Gopinath Munde, Indian lawyer and politician, 3rd Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra (d. 2014)
1949
Bill Nighy, English actor
1949
Marc Ravalomanana, Malagasy businessman and politician, President of Madagascar
1948
Colin Todd, English football player and coach
1947
Will Alsop, English architect and academic
1947
Wings Hauser, American actor, director, and screenwriter
1947
Chris Mullin, English journalist and politician
1946
Emerson Fittipaldi, Brazilian race car driver
1945
Portia Simpson-Miller, Jamaican politician, 7th Prime Minister of Jamaica
1945
Tony Williams, American drummer, composer, and producer (d. 1997)
1944
Jean Doré, Canadian lawyer and politician, 39th Mayor of Montreal (d. 2015)
1944
Cara Duff-MacCormick, Canadian actress
1944
Rob Tyner, American singer-songwriter and bass player (d. 1991)
1943
Vassilis Alexakis, Greek-French author and translator
1943
Dickey Betts, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1943
Sadeq Tabatabaei, Iranian journalist and politician (d. 2015)
1943
Grover Washington, Jr., American singer-songwriter, saxophonist, and producer (d. 1999)
1942
Morris Sadek, Egyptian-American lawyer and activist
1942
Brough Scott, English jockey and journalist
1940
Sharad Pawar, Indian politician, Indian Minister of Agriculture
1940
Dionne Warwick, American singer and television personality
1939
Terry Kirkman, American singer-songwriter and musician
1938
Connie Francis, American singer and actress
1937
Michael Jeffery, Australian general and politician, 24th Governor-General of Australia
1937
Philip Ledger, English pianist, composer, and academic (d. 2012)
1937
Buford Pusser, American police officer (d. 1974)
1936
Iolanda Balaș, Romanian high jumper and educator (d. 2016)
1936
Denise Coffey, English actress and director
1935
John Wise, Canadian farmer and politician, 23rd Minister of Agriculture (d. 2013)
1934
Miguel de la Madrid, Mexican lawyer and politician, 52nd President of Mexico (d. 2012)
1933
Manu Dibango, Cameroonian saxophonist and vibraphone player
1933
Christa Stubnick, German sprinter
1932
Bob Pettit, American basketball player and coach
1931
Baya, Algerian artist (d. 1998)
1930
Silvio Santos, Brazilian television host and businessman, founded Sistema Brasileiro de Televisão
1929
Toshiko Akiyoshi, Japanese pianist and composer
1929
John Osborne, English playwright and screenwriter (d. 1994)
1928
Chinghiz Aitmatov, Kyrgyzstani diplomat and author (d. 2008)
1928
Lionel Blair, English actor
1928
Helen Frankenthaler, American painter and academic (d. 2011)
1927
Robert Noyce, American inventor and businessman, co-founded the Intel Corporation (d. 1990)
1925
Ted Kennedy, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2009)
1925
Dattu Phadkar, Indian cricketer (d. 1985)
1925
Vladimir Shainsky, Ukrainian-Russian pianist and composer (d. 2017)
1925
Ahmad Shamloo, Iranian journalist and poet (d. 2000)
1924
Ed Koch, American lawyer, judge, and politician, 105th Mayor of New York City (d. 2013)
1923
Bob Barker, American game show host and producer
1923
Bob Dorough, American musician, composer, and producer (d. 2018)
1922
Christian Dotremont, Belgian painter and poet (d. 1979)
1920
Josef Doležal, Czech race walker (d. 1999)
1920
Fred Kida, American illustrator (d. 2014)
1919
Olivia Barclay, English astrologer and author (d. 2001)
1919
Dan DeCarlo, American soldier and illustrator (d. 2001)
1918
Joe Williams, American singer and pianist (d. 1999)
1915
Frank Sinatra, American singer, actor, and producer (d. 1998)
1914
Patrick O'Brian, English author and translator (d. 2000)
1912
Henry Armstrong, American boxer (d. 1988)
1911
Boun Oum, Laotian politician, 5th Prime Minister of Laos (d. 1980)
1909
Hans Keilson, German-Dutch psychologist, author, and poet (d. 2011)
1909
Karen Morley, American actress and political activist (d. 2003)
1908
Gustav Ernesaks, Estonian composer and conductor (d. 1993)
1907
Roy Douglas, English pianist and composer (d. 2015)
1905
Manès Sperber, Austrian-French psychologist and author (d. 1984)
1905
Vasily Grossman, Russian journalist and author (d. 1964)
1904
Nicolas de Gunzburg, French-American banker and journalist (d. 1981)
1903
Yasujirō Ozu, Japanese director and screenwriter (d. 1963)
1901
Harald Kaarmann, Estonian footballer (d. 1942)
1900
Sammy Davis, Sr., American actor and dancer (d. 1988)
1893
Edward G. Robinson, American actor (d. 1973)
1892
Milko Kos, Slovenian historian and academic (d. 1972)
1887
Kurt Atterberg, Swedish composer and engineer (d. 1974)
1884
Zinaida Serebriakova, Ukrainian-French painter (d. 1967)
1883
Edmond Hogan, Australian politician, 30th Premier of Victoria (d. 1964)
1882
Ioannis Demestichas, Greek admiral and politician (d. 1960)
1881
Harry Warner, Polish-American businessman, co-founded Warner Bros (d. 1958)
1876
Alvin Kraenzlein, American hurdler and runner (d. 1928)
1875
Gerd von Rundstedt, German field marshal (d. 1953)
1870
Walter Benona Sharp, American businessman, co-founded Hughes Tool Company (d. 1912)
1866
Alfred Werner, Swiss chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1919)
1864
Paul Elmer More, American journalist, author, and critic (d. 1937)
1863
Edvard Munch, Norwegian painter and illustrator (d. 1944)
1862
J. Bruce Ismay, English businessman (d. 1937)
1856
Henry Moret, French painter (d. 1913)
1849
William Kissam Vanderbilt, American businessman and horse breeder (d. 1920)
1845
Bruce Price, American architect, designed the American Surety Building and Bank of the Metropolis (d. 1903)
1842
Adolf Bötticher, German journalist and historian (d. 1901)
1830
Joseph Orville Shelby, Confederate general (d. 1897)
1821
Gustave Flaubert, French novelist (d. 1880)
1814
Juan Prim, 1st Marquis of los Castillejos, Spanish general and politician, Prime Minister of Spain (d. 1870)
1812
John Sandfield Macdonald, Canadian lawyer and politician, 1st Premier of Ontario (d. 1872)
1806
Stand Watie, American general (d. 1871)
1805
Henry Wells, American businessman, co-founded Wells Fargo and American Express (d. 1878)
1799
Karl Bryullov, Russian painter (d. 1852)
1792
Alexander Ypsilantis, Greek-Russian general and politician, Military ruler of Moldavia (d. 1828)
1786
William L. Marcy, American lawyer, judge, and politician, 21st United States Secretary of State (d. 1857)
1779
Madeleine Sophie Barat, French nun and saint, founded the Society of the Sacred Heart (d. 1865)
1766
Nikolay Karamzin, Russian poet and historian (d. 1826)
1731
Erasmus Darwin, English physician and poet (d. 1802)
1724
Samuel Hood, 1st Viscount Hood, English admiral and politician (d. 1816)
1685
Lodovico Giustini, Italian pianist and composer (d. 1743)
1610
Basil of Ostrog, Serbian monk and saint (d. 1671)
1574
Anne of Denmark (d. 1619)
1526
Álvaro de Bazán, 1st Marquis of Santa Cruz, Spanish admiral (d. 1588)
1418
Archduke Albert VI of Austria (d. 1463)
1298
Albert II, Duke of Austria (d. 1358)

Deaths On This Day

2017
Ed Lee, American politician and attorney, 43rd Mayor of San Francisco (b. 1952)
2017
Pat DiNizio, American singer and songwriter (b. 1955)
2016
Shirley Hazzard, Australian-American novelist, short story writer, and essayist (b. 1931)
2015
Luis Bermejo, Spanish illustrator (b. 1931)
2015
Frans Geurtsen, Dutch footballer (b. 1942)
2015
Sharad Anantrao Joshi, Indian farmer and politician (b. 1935)
2015
Evelyn S. Lieberman, American politician, White House Deputy Chief of Staff (b. 1944)
2014
Norman Bridwell, American author and illustrator, created Clifford the Big Red Dog (b. 1928)
2014
Ivor Grattan-Guinness, English mathematician, historian, and academic (b. 1941)
2014
Herb Plews, American baseball player (b. 1928)
2014
Yury Shutov, Russian politician (b. 1946)
2013
Tom Laughlin, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1931)
2013
Abdul Quader Molla, Bangladeshi journalist and politician (b. 1948)
2013
Leo Sachs, German-Israeli biologist and academic (b. 1924)
2013
Jang Sung-taek, North Korean general and politician (b. 1946)
2013
Audrey Totter, American actress (b. 1917)
2012
Joe Allbritton, American banker, publisher, and philanthropist, founded the Allbritton Communications Company (b. 1924)
2012
Nityanand Swami, Indian lawyer and politician, 1st Chief Minister of Uttarakhand (b. 1927)
2012
David Tait, English rugby player (b. 1987)
2010
Tom Walkinshaw, Scottish race car driver, founded Tom Walkinshaw Racing (b. 1946)
2008
Avery Dulles, American cardinal and theologian (b. 1918)
2008
Van Johnson, American actor (b. 1916)
2008
Tassos Papadopoulos, Cypriot lawyer and politician, 5th President of Cyprus (b. 1934)
2007
François al-Hajj, Lebanese general (b. 1953)
2007
Ike Turner, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (b. 1931)
2006
Paul Arizin, American basketball player (b. 1928)
2006
Peter Boyle, American actor (b. 1935)
2006
Kenny Davern, American clarinet player and saxophonist (b. 1935)
2006
Raymond P. Shafer, American lawyer and politician, 38th Governor of Pennsylvania (b. 1917)
2006
Alan Shugart, American engineer and businessman, co-founded Seagate Technology (b. 1930)
2005
Robert Newmyer, American actor and producer (b. 1956)
2005
Ramanand Sagar, Indian director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1917)
2005
Annette Stroyberg, Danish actress (b. 1936)
2005
Gebran Tueni, Lebanese journalist and politician (b. 1957)
2003
Heydar Aliyev, Azerbaijani general and politician, 3rd President of Azerbaijan (b. 1923)
2003
Gangodawila Soma Thero, Sri Lankan monk and educator (b. 1948)
2002
Dee Brown, American historian and author (b. 1908)
2001
Ardito Desio, Italian geologist and explorer (b. 1897)
2000
George Montgomery, American actor, stuntman, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1916)
2000
Ndabaningi Sithole, Zimbabwean militant leader, founded Zimbabwe African National Union (b. 1920)
1999
Paul Cadmus, American painter and illustrator (b. 1904)
1999
Joseph Heller, American novelist, short story writer, and playwright(b. 1923)
1998
Lawton Chiles, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 41st Governor of Florida (b. 1930)
1998
Marco Denevi, Argentinian author and screenwriter (b. 1922)
1998
Mo Udall, American captain and politician (b. 1922)
1997
Evgenii Landis, Ukrainian-Russian mathematician and academic (b. 1921)
1996
Vance Packard, American journalist, author, and critic (b. 1914)
1994
Stuart Roosa, American colonel, pilot, and astronaut (b. 1933)
1994
Donna J. Stone, American poet and philanthropist (b. 1933)
1993
József Antall, Hungarian historian and politician, 35th Prime Minister of Hungary (b. 1932)
1992
Suzanne Lilar, Belgian author and playwright (b. 1901)
1987
Enrique Jorrín, Cuban violinist and composer (b. 1926)
1986
Paul Verner, German politician (b. 1911)
1985
Anne Baxter, American actress (b. 1923)
1985
Ian Stewart, Scottish keyboard player and manager (b. 1938)
1980
Jean Lesage, Canadian lawyer and politician, 19th Premier of Quebec (b. 1912)
1978
Fay Compton, English actress (b. 1894)
1976
Jack Cassidy, American actor (b. 1927)
1975
Richard Baggallay, English colonel and cricketer (b. 1884)
1971
Yechezkel Kutscher, Israeli philologist and linguist (b. 1909)
1971
David Sarnoff, Belarusian-American businessman (b. 1891)
1970
Doris Blackburn, Australian politician (b. 1889)
1970
George Terwilliger, American director and screenwriter (b. 1882)
1968
Tallulah Bankhead, American actress (b. 1902)
1966
Karl Ruberl, Austrian-American swimmer (b. 1880)
1964
Maithili Sharan Gupt, Indian poet and playwright (b. 1866)
1964
William Rootes, 1st Baron Rootes, English businessman, founded Rootes Group (b. 1894)
1963
Yasujirō Ozu, Japanese director and screenwriter (b. 1903)
1958
Albert Walsh, Canadian lawyer and politician, 1st Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland (b. 1900)
1952
Bedřich Hrozný, Czech orientalist and linguist (b. 1879)
1951
Mildred Bailey, American singer (b. 1907)
1941
César Basa, Filipino lieutenant and pilot (b. 1915)
1939
Douglas Fairbanks, Sr., American actor, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1883)
1934
Thorleif Haug, Norwegian skier (b. 1894)
1926
Jean Richepin, French author, poet, and playwright (b. 1849)
1924
Alexander Parvus, Russian-German theorist and politician (b. 1867)
1923
Raymond Radiguet, French author and poet (b. 1903)
1921
Henrietta Swan Leavitt, American astronomer and academic (b. 1868)
1913
Menelik II, Ethiopian emperor (b. 1844)
1894
John Sparrow David Thompson, Canadian lawyer, judge, and politician, 4th Prime Minister of Canada (b. 1845)
1889
Robert Browning, English poet and playwright (b. 1812)
1889
Viktor Bunyakovsky, Ukrainian-Russian mathematician and theorist (b. 1804)
1858
Jacques Viger, Canadian archeologist and politician, 1st Mayor of Montreal (b. 1787)
1843
William I of the Netherlands (b. 1772)
1817
Tekle Giyorgis I, Ethiopian emperor (b. 1751)
1803
Prince Frederick Adolf of Sweden (b. 1750)
1794
Meshullam Feivush Heller, Ukrainian author (b. 1742)
1790
Mikhail Shcherbatov, Russian historian and philosopher (b. 1733)
1789
John Ponsonby, Irish lawyer and politician (b. 1713)
1782
Charles Gray, English lawyer and politician (b. 1696)
1766
Johann Christoph Gottsched, German philosopher, author, and critic (b. 1700)
1758
Françoise de Graffigny, French lettrist (b. 1695)
1751
Henry St John, 1st Viscount Bolingbroke, English philosopher and politician, Secretary at War (b. 1678)
1685
John Pell, English mathematician and linguist (b. 1610)
1586
Stephen Báthory, Polish king (b. 1533)
1574
Selim II, Ottoman Sultan (b. 1524)
1569
Philip II, Metropolitan of Moscow (b. 1507)
1476
Frederick I, Elector Palatine (b. 1425)
1475
Joan of Portugal, Queen of Castile (b. 1439)
1212
Geoffrey, English archbishop and politician, Lord Chancellor of England (b. 1152)
1204
Maimonides, Egyptian religious scholar, philosopher and physician (b. 1135)
1143
Kogyo-Daishi, restorer of Shingon Buddhism in Japan (b. 1095)
948
Li Song, Chinese official and chancellor
894
Guy III, king of Italy and Holy Roman Emperor
884
Carloman II, Frankish king (b. 866)