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On This Day in History:  December 14

December 14 is the 348th day of the year (349th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 17 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2019
After answering what he thought was a robocall, N.C. man learns he won $1 million lottery prize. Malek Dabwan of Goldsboro got a call from lottery officials telling him he had won a prize, but he was skeptical at first, according to the North Carolina Education Lottery.
2018
Woman finds lottery ticket from losing pile was $300,000 winner. A Michigan woman said she wouldn't have realized her scratch-off lottery ticket was worth $300,000 if she hadn't tried to enter it in a second chance game.
2017
$191 million Louisiana Powerball lottery winner claims prize. An October Powerball drawing that awarded a $191 million jackpot to a ticket purchased in Louisiana was claimed by an attorney representing a partnership, in order to mask the winners from public scrutiny.
2016
Lottery ticket worth $1,000 dropped in Salvation Army kettle. An anonymous donor has dropped a $1,000 winning lottery ticket into a Salvation Army kettle in Pennsylvania.
2013
$550 MILLION: Mega Millions holiday bonanza!. After 21 drawings without a jackpot winner, the multi-state Mega Millions lottery game now boasts a swelling jackpot of more than a half-billion dollars that could instantly put someone among the wealthiest people on the planet.
2011
World's biggest lottery draw sets new record. Any economic hardships that may exist in Spain are not dampening the desire to win big, as people line up outside Lottery outlets, particularly in the cities of Madrid and Barcelona, to purchase tickets for this year's El Gordo drawing.
2011
$11M lottery win saves Illinois couple from bankruptcy. Bouncing up and down with excitement, Minooka, Illinois, resident Janet Gossett said she and her husband no longer have to file for bankruptcy.
2011
Man to sue Austrian casino after $57 million jackpot denied. A gambler who thought he had won £37nbsp;million (US$57 million) on a slot machine has been offered a free meal and £60 instead, after casino bosses said the jackpot was due to a "software error".
2010
Arizona teacher claims $95 million Powerball lottery jackpot. A substitute teacher from Fort Mohave, Arizona, walked into the Arizona Lottery's headquarters Monday and put two weeks of rumors, speculation and excitement to rest, claiming a $95.3 million Powerball prize.
2010
Kentucky lottery winner wastes no time claiming jackpot. Knott County native and Louisville resident Muncie Meade is Kentucky's newest multimillionaire, collecting a $19.12 million winning Powerball ticket at Kentucky Lottery headquarters.
2009
Lawmakers to mediate spat over Iowa Lottery security. Relations have become so strained between feuding directors of two state agencies that a couple of Iowa lawmakers have agreed to step in as mediators.
2009
Stringing along Jamaican lottery scammers. A potential scam victim turns the tables on would-be Jamaican lottery scammers.
2009
Elderly man makes the right call on lottery scam. In the Star-Telegram "Watchdog" column, Dave Lieber recounts how an 86-year-old man did the right thing by not getting hooked in by lottery scammers again.
2007
Georgia Lottery bonuses stir lawmakers into action. The Georgia Lottery board's decision to hand out nearly $3 million in bonuses to employees this year has lawmakers vowing to put new controls on the corporation.
2006
Florida officer unable to accept $1,000 lottery ticket gift. Imagine if someone handed you a winning lottery ticket worth $1,000, but you couldn't spend it. That's exactly what happened to a Holly Hill police officer.
2006
Germany debates online gambling. Premiers from the 16 German states were unable to reach unanimous agreement Wednesday on proposed laws to protect state gambling monopolies by banning online gambling in the country.
2006
Canada lottery retailers win major prizes more than public. The British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) said this morning it's not worried that ticket retailers win prizes of more than $10,000 six times more often than the rest of the players.
2006
Couple won U.K. Lotto, then gave most of it away. A couple who won £7.6 milion (US$15 million) playing the lottery have been told to stop giving away their money.
2006
Indiana Gov. wants to sell lottery. As details continued to leak out Wednesday about Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels' plan to privatize the Hoosier Lottery, reaction from area lawmakers was less than encouraging.
2006
Indiana Lottery promotion gets crazy. Indiana Lottery officials had hoped to parade into Pan American Plaza in Indianapolis on Wednesday afternoon and let 200 red balloons -- some carrying prizes -- fly into the sky and ultimately into the hands of some lucky Hoosiers. But before they were able to yell "Go!" a hundred or so people who'd gathered to watch the event charged forward, grabbing balloons and roughing up at least one of the balloon-holders.
2006
Man fined $225,000 for role in lottery scheme. A White Rock, British Columbia, man who pleaded guilty to being involved in a direct-mail lottery scheme that brought in $47 million has been fined $225,000.
2005
Same Lotto Numbers Come Up Sat and Sun. The odds of the same Oklahoma Pick 3 lottery numbers coming up two nights in a row are a million to one, but that's just what happened last weekend.
2005
Woman found guilty of stealing winning lottery ticket. In less than two hours, a jury found Dora Leal guilty of stealing the ticket from a group of Chicago traders who'd pooled their money and sent Leal, a clerk, to check for a winner.
2005
'Lottery' top search term on AOL. AOL Search has put out an extensive list of top AOL Search terms for 2005 AOLSearch.com at http://hot.aol.com/2005/index.html which includes Paris Hilton as the most searched celebrity in 2005, "lottery" as the most popular search term, iPod as the top gadget and Green Day as the most popular band.
2004
Record Powerball lottery winner's life a mess after big win. Two years after winning the largest undivided lottery jackpot in US history, Jack Whittaker's life has become a mess, and his wife regrets winning the prize.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$636 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 17, 2013
2.$372 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 17, 2019
3.$262 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 14, 2018
4.$250 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 16, 2017
5.$246 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 15, 2018
6.$208 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 15, 2017
7.$180 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 16, 2015
8.$150 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 14, 2019
9.€126 Million
US$148.33 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Dec 15, 2017
10.$137 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 14, 2007
11.$135 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 16, 2011
12.$129 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 14, 2002
13.$118 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 15, 2009
14.$113 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 16, 2014
15.$112 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 14, 2005
16.$104 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 14, 2010
17.$100 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 17, 2003
17.$100 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 14, 2016
17.$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.€76.98 Million
US$87.04 Million
Draw Date
Dec 15, 2018
23.€59 Million
US$84.62 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Dec 18, 2009
24.€71.68 Million
US$84.58 Million
Draw Date
Dec 14, 2017
25.$80 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 17, 2014

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1982
Tuesday, Dec 14, 1982
37 years old
1977
Wednesday, Dec 14, 1977
42 years old
1976
Tuesday, Dec 14, 1976
43 years old
1974
Saturday, Dec 14, 1974
45 years old
1972
Thursday, Dec 14, 1972
47 years old
1969
Sunday, Dec 14, 1969
50 years old
1967
Thursday, Dec 14, 1967
52 years old
1965
Tuesday, Dec 14, 1965
54 years old
1964
Monday, Dec 14, 1964
55 years old
1964
Monday, Dec 14, 1964
55 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day

2017
The Walt Disney Company announces that it would acquire 21st Century Fox, including the 20th Century Fox movie studio, for $52.4 billion.
2013
A reported coup attempt in South Sudan leads to continued fighting and hundreds of casualties.
2012
Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting: Twenty-eight people, including the gunman, are killed in Sandy Hook, Connecticut.
2008
Muntadhar al-Zaidi throws his shoes at then-U.S. President George W. Bush during a press conference in Baghdad, Iraq.
2004
The Millau Viaduct, the tallest bridge in the world, is formally inaugurated near Millau, France.
2003
Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf narrowly escapes an assassination attempt.
1999
Torrential rains cause flash floods in Vargas, Venezuela, resulting in tens of thousands of deaths, the destruction of thousands of homes, and the complete collapse of the state's infrastructure.
1998
Yugoslav Wars: The Yugoslav Army ambushes a group of Kosovo Liberation Army fighters attempting to smuggle weapons from Albania into Kosovo, killing 36.
1995
Yugoslav Wars: The Dayton Agreement is signed in Paris by the leaders of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Croatia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
1994
Construction begins on the Three Gorges Dam on the Yangtze river.
1992
War in Abkhazia: Siege of Tkvarcheli: A helicopter carrying evacuees from Tkvarcheli is shot down, resulting in at least 52 deaths, including 25 children. The incident catalyses more concerted Russian military intervention on behalf of Abkhazia.
1985
Wilma Mankiller takes office as the first woman elected to serve as Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation.
1981
Arab-Israeli conflict: Israel's Knesset ratifies the Golan Heights Law, extending Israeli law to the occupied Golan Heights.
1972
Apollo program: Eugene Cernan is the last person to walk on the moon, after he and Harrison Schmitt complete the third and final extravehicular activity (EVA) of the Apollo 17 mission.
1971
Bangladesh Liberation War: Over 200 of East Pakistan's intellectuals are executed by the Pakistan Army and their local allies. (The date is commemorated in Bangladesh as Martyred Intellectuals Day.)
1964
American Civil Rights Movement: Heart of Atlanta Motel v. United States: The Supreme Court of the United States rules that Congress can use the Constitution's Commerce Clause to fight discrimination.
1963
The dam containing the Baldwin Hills Reservoir bursts, killing five people and damaging hundreds of homes in Los Angeles, California.
1962
NASA's Mariner 2 becomes the first spacecraft to fly by Venus.
1960
Convention against Discrimination in Education of UNESCO is adopted.
1958
The 3rd Soviet Antarctic Expedition becomes the first to reach the southern pole of inaccessibility.
1955
Albania, Austria, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Ceylon, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Jordan, Laos, Libya, Nepal, Portugal, Romania and Spain join the United Nations through United Nations Security Council Resolution 109.
1948
Thomas T. Goldsmith Jr. and Estle Ray Mann are granted a patent for their cathode-ray tube amusement device, the earliest known interactive electronic game.
1941
World War II: Japan signs a treaty of alliance with Thailand.
1940
Plutonium (specifically Pu-238) is first isolated at Berkeley, California.
1939
Winter War: The Soviet Union is expelled from the League of Nations for invading Finland.
1918
Friedrich Karl von Hessen, a German prince elected by the Parliament of Finland to become King Väinö I, renounces the Finnish throne.
1918
Portuguese President Sidónio Pais is assassinated.
1918
The 1918 United Kingdom general election occurred, the first where women were permitted to vote.
1914
Lisandro de la Torre and others found the Democratic Progressive Party (Partido Demócrata Progresista, PDP) at the Hotel Savoy, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
1913
Haruna, the fourth and last Kongō-class ship, launches, eventually becoming one of the Japanese workhorses during World War I and World War II.
1911
Roald Amundsen's team, comprising himself, Olav Bjaaland, Helmer Hanssen, Sverre Hassel, and Oscar Wisting, becomes the first to reach the South Pole.
1909
New South Wales Premier Charles Wade signs the Seat of Government Surrender Act 1909, formally completing the transfer of State land to the Commonwealth to create the Australian Capital Territory.
1907
The Thomas W. Lawson, the largest ever ship without a heat engine, runs aground and founders near the Hellweather's Reef within the Isles of Scilly in a gale. The pilot and 15 seamen die.
1903
The Wright brothers make their first attempt to fly with the Wright Flyer at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.
1902
The Commercial Pacific Cable Company lays the first Pacific telegraph cable, from San Francisco to Honolulu.
1900
Quantum mechanics: Max Planck presents a theoretical derivation of his black-body radiation law.
1896
The Glasgow Underground Railway is opened by the Glasgow District Subway Company.
1836
The Toledo War unofficially ends.
1819
Alabama becomes the 22nd U.S. state.
1814
War of 1812: The Royal Navy seizes control of Lake Borgne, Louisiana.
1812
The French invasion of Russia comes to an end as the remnants of the Grande Armée are expelled from Russia.
1782
The Montgolfier brothers first test fly an unmanned hot air balloon in France; it floats nearly 2 km (1.2 mi).
1780
Founding Father Alexander Hamilton marries Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton at the Schuyler Mansion in Albany, New York
1751
The Theresian Military Academy is founded in Wiener Neustadt, Austria.
1542
Princess Mary Stuart becomes Queen of Scots at the age of one week on the death of her father, James V of Scotland.
1287
St. Lucia's flood: The Zuiderzee sea wall in the Netherlands collapses, killing over 50,000 people.
835
Sweet Dew Incident: Emperor Wenzong of the Tang dynasty conspires to kill the powerful eunuchs of the Tang court, but the plot is foiled.
557
Constantinople is severely damaged by an earthquake.

Births On This Day

1996
Li Zijun, Chinese figure skater
1995
Calvyn Justus , South African swimmer
1993
Antonio Giovinazzi, Italian racing driver
1992
Tori Kelly, American singer-songwriter
1992
Ryo Miyaichi, Japanese footballer
1991
Ben Henry, New Zealand rugby league player
1991
Offset, American rapper
1989
Sam Burgess, English rugby league player
1989
Pedro Roberto Silva Botelho, Brazilian footballer
1989
Onew, South Korean singer-songwriter and dancer
1988
Nicolas Batum, French basketball player
1988
Nate Ebner, American football player
1988
Vanessa Hudgens, American actress and singer
1988
Hayato Sakamoto, Japanese baseball player
1987
Kenneth Medwood, Belizean-American hurdler
1985
Jakub Błaszczykowski, Polish footballer
1985
Alex Pennie, Welsh keyboard player
1985
Paul Rabil, American lacrosse player
1985
Tom Smith, English-Welsh rugby player
1985
Nonami Takizawa, Japanese actress and singer
1984
Chris Brunt, Northern Irish footballer
1984
Rana Daggubati, Indian actor and producer
1984
Ed Rainsford, Zimbabwean cricketer
1983
Leanne Mitchell, English singer-songwriter
1982
Josh Fields, American baseball player
1982
Steve Sidwell, English footballer
1982
Anthony Way, English singer and actor
1981
Rebecca Jarvis, American journalist
1981
Johnny Jeter, American wrestler
1981
Liam Lawrence, Irish footballer
1981
Shaun Marcum, American baseball player
1980
Gordon Greer, Scottish footballer
1980
Didier Zokora, Ivorian footballer
1980
Thed Björk, Swedish racing driver
1979
Jean-Alain Boumsong, French footballer
1979
Andrei Makrov, Estonian ice hockey player
1979
Sophie Monk, English-Australian singer-songwriter and actress
1979
Michael Owen, English footballer and sportscaster
1978
Dean Brogan, Australian footballer and coach
1978
Shedrack Kibet Korir, Kenyan runner
1978
Zdeněk Pospěch, Czech footballer
1978
Patty Schnyder, Swiss tennis player
1978
Kim St-Pierre, Canadian ice hockey player
1977
Brendan Nash, Australian-Jamaican cricketer
1977
Jamie Peacock, English rugby player and manager
1976
Tammy Blanchard, American actress and singer
1976
Leland Chapman, American bounty hunter
1976
Sebastien Chaule, French-German rugby player
1976
André Couto, Portuguese race car driver
1976
Santiago Ezquerro, Spanish footballer
1975
Justin Furstenfeld, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1975
Ben Kay, English rugby player
1974
Billy Koch, American baseball player
1973
Falk Balzer, German hurdler
1973
Pat Burke, Irish basketball player
1973
Tomasz Radzinski, Polish-Canadian footballer
1973
Saulius Štombergas, Lithuanian basketball player and coach
1972
Miranda Hart, English actress
1972
Marcus Jensen, American baseball player and coach
1971
Michaela Watkins, American actor and comedian
1970
Anna Maria Jopek, Polish singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer
1970
Beth Orton, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
1969
Scott Hatteberg, American baseball player and sportscaster
1969
Archie Kao, American actor and producer
1969
Arthur Numan, Dutch footballer and manager
1969
Natascha McElhone, English-Irish actress
1968
Kelley Armstrong, Canadian author
1967
Ewa Białołęcka, Polish author
1967
Hanne Haugland, Norwegian high jumper and coach
1966
Fabrizio Giovanardi, Italian race car driver
1966
Anthony Mason, American basketball player (d. 2015)
1966
Helle Thorning-Schmidt, Danish academic and politician, 41st Prime Minister of Denmark
1966
Bill Ranford, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1966
Tim Sköld, Swedish bass player and producer
1965
Craig Biggio, American baseball player and coach
1965
Ken Hill, American baseball player
1965
Ted Raimi, American actor, director, and screenwriter
1963
Greg Abbott, English footballer and manager
1963
Diana Gansky, German discus thrower
1961
Jeff Robinson, American baseball player (d. 2014)
1961
Patrik Sundström, Swedish ice hockey player
1960
Don Franklin, American actor
1960
Chris Waddle, English footballer, manager, and sportscaster
1960
Diane Williams, American sprinter
1960
James Comey, 7th Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation
1959
Bob Paris, American-Canadian bodybuilder and actor
1959
Jorge Vaca, Mexican boxer
1958
Mike Scott, Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist
1958
Spider Stacy, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
1956
Linda Fabiani, Scottish politician
1956
Hanni Wenzel, German skier
1955
Jane Crafter, Australian golfer
1955
Jill Pipher, American mathematician and academic
1954
Alan Kulwicki, American race car driver (d. 1993)
1954
Steve MacLean, Canadian physicist and astronaut
1953
Vijay Amritraj, Indian tennis player and sportscaster
1953
Wade Davis, Canadian anthropologist, author, and photographer
1953
René Eespere, Estonian composer
1953
Vangelis Meimarakis, Greek lawyer and politician, 4th Greek Minister for National Defence
1953
Mikael Odenberg, Swedish soldier and politician, 29th Swedish Minister for Defence
1952
John Lurie, American actor, saxophonist, painter, director, and producer
1951
Jan Timman, Dutch chess player and author
1949
Bill Buckner, American baseball player and manager
1949
Cliff Williams, Australian bass player
1948
Lester Bangs, American journalist and author (d. 1982)
1948
Kim Beazley, Australian politician and diplomat, 9th Deputy Prime Minister of Australia
1948
Boudewijn Büch, Dutch author, poet, and television host (d. 2002)
1948
Peeter Kreitzberg, Estonian lawyer and politician (d. 2011)
1947
Christopher Parkening, American guitarist and educator
1947
Dilma Rousseff, Brazilian economist and politician, 36th President of Brazil
1946
Antony Beevor, English historian and author
1946
Jane Birkin, English-French actress and singer
1946
John Du Prez, English conductor and composer
1946
Patty Duke, American actress (d. 2016)
1946
Ruth Fuchs, German javelin thrower and politician
1946
Peter Lorimer, Scottish footballer
1946
Michael Ovitz, American talent agent, co-founded Creative Artists Agency
1946
Stan Smith, American tennis player and coach
1946
Joyce Vincent Wilson, American singer
1944
Graham Kirkham, Baron Kirkham, English businessman, founded DFS
1943
Tommy McAvoy, Scottish politician
1943
Emmett Tyrrell, American journalist, author, and publisher, founded The American Spectator
1942
Chris Harris, English actor and director (d. 2014)
1942
Dick Wagner, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2014)
1941
Karan Armstrong, American soprano and actress
1941
Ellen Willis, American journalist, critic, and academic (d. 2006)
1940
Lex Gold, Scottish footballer and civil servant
1939
Ann Cryer, English academic and politician
1939
Ernie Davis, American football player (d. 1963)
1938
Leonardo Boff, Brazilian theologian and author
1938
Charlie Griffith, Barbadian cricketer
1935
Lewis Arquette, American actor, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2001)
1935
Lee Remick, American actress (d. 1991)
1934
Shyam Benegal, Indian director and screenwriter
1934
Charlie Hodge, American guitarist and singer (d. 2006)
1932
George Furth, American actor and playwright (d. 2008)
1932
Abbe Lane, American actress, singer, and dancer
1932
Charlie Rich, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1995)
1931
Jon Elia, Pakistani philosopher, poet, and scholar (d. 2002)
1931
Vladimir-Georg Karassev-Orgusaar, Estonian director and politician (d. 2015)
1930
David R. Harris, English geographer, anthropologist, and archaeologist (d. 2013)
1930
Margaret Bakkes, South African author (d. 2016)
1929
Ron Jarden, New Zealand rugby player (d. 1977)
1927
Richard Cassilly, American tenor and actor (d. 1998)
1927
Koos Rietkerk, Dutch lawyer and politician, Dutch Minister of the Interior (d. 1986)
1925
Sam Jones, American baseball player (d. 1971)
1924
Raj Kapoor, Indian actor, director, and producer (d. 1988)
1923
Gerard Reve, Dutch-Belgian author and poet (d. 2006)
1922
Nikolay Basov, Russian physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2001)
1922
Don Hewitt, American journalist and producer, created 60 Minutes (d. 2009)
1922
Junior J. Spurrier, American sergeant, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1984)
1920
Clark Terry, American trumpet player, composer, and educator (d. 2015)
1918
James T. Aubrey, American broadcaster (d. 1994)
1918
Radu Beligan, Romanian actor and director (d. 2016)
1918
B. K. S. Iyengar, Indian yoga instructor and author, founded Iyengar Yoga (d. 2014)
1917
C.-H. Hermansson, Swedish author and politician (d. 2016)
1917
Elyse Knox, American actress and fashion designer (d. 2012)
1917
June Taylor, American dancer and choreographer (d. 2004)
1916
Shirley Jackson, American novelist and short story writer (d. 1965)
1915
Dan Dailey, American dancer and actor (d. 1978)
1914
Karl Carstens, German lieutenant and politician, 5th President of the Federal Republic of Germany (d. 1992)
1914
Rosalyn Tureck, American pianist and harpsichord player (d. 2003)
1911
Spike Jones, American singer and bandleader (d. 1965)
1911
Hans von Ohain, German-American physicist and engineer (d. 1998)
1911
Jerzy Iwanow-Szajnowicz, Greek-Polish swimmer and water polo player (d. 1943)
1909
Edward Lawrie Tatum, American geneticist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1975)
1908
Morey Amsterdam, American actor, singer, and screenwriter (d. 1996)
1908
Claude Davey, Welsh rugby player (d. 2001)
1908
Mária Szepes, Hungarian journalist, author, and screenwriter (d. 2007)
1904
Virginia Coffey, American civil rights activist (d. 2003)
1903
Walter Rangeley, English sprinter (d. 1982)
1902
Frances Bavier, American actress (d. 1989)
1902
Herbert Feigl, Austrian philosopher from the Vienna Circle (d. 1988)
1901
Henri Cochet, French tennis player (d. 1987)
1901
Paul of Greece (d. 1964)
1899
DeFord Bailey, American Hall of Fame country and blues musician (d. 1982)
1897
Kurt Schuschnigg, Italian-Austrian lawyer and politician, 15th Federal Chancellor of Austria (d. 1977)
1897
Margaret Chase Smith, American educator and politician (d. 1995)
1896
Jimmy Doolittle, American general and pilot, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1993)
1895
George VI of the United Kingdom (d. 1952)
1895
Paul Éluard, French poet and author (d. 1952)
1894
Alexander Nelke, Estonian-American painter and carpenter (d. 1974)
1887
Xul Solar, Argentinian painter and sculptor (d. 1963)
1884
Jane Cowl, American actress and playwright (d. 1950)
1883
Manolis Kalomiris, Greek pianist and composer (d. 1962)
1883
Morihei Ueshiba, Japanese martial artist, developed aikido (d. 1969)
1881
Katherine MacDonald, American actress and producer (d. 1956)
1870
Karl Renner, Austrian lawyer and politician, 4th President of Austria (d. 1950)
1866
Roger Fry, English painter and critic (d. 1934)
1856
Louis Marshall, American lawyer and activist (d. 1929)
1853
Errico Malatesta, Italian activist and theorist (d. 1932)
1852
Daniel De Leon, Curaçaoan-American journalist and politician (d. 1914)
1851
Mary Tappan Wright, American novelist and short story writer (d. 1916)
1832
Daniel H. Reynolds, American general, lawyer, and politician (d. 1902)
1824
Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, French painter and illustrator (d. 1898)
1816
Abraham Hochmuth, Hungarian rabbi and educator (d. 1889)
1794
Erastus Corning, American businessman and politician (d. 1872)
1791
Charles Wolfe, Irish priest and poet (d. 1823)
1789
Maria Szymanowska, Polish composer and pianist (d. 1831)
1784
Princess Maria Antonia of Naples and Sicily (d. 1806)
1777
Du Pre Alexander, 2nd Earl of Caledon, Irish politician, Lord Lieutenant of Tyrone (d. 1839)
1775
Philander Chase, American bishop and educator, founded Kenyon College (d. 1852)
1775
Thomas Cochrane, 10th Earl of Dundonald, Scottish admiral and politician (d. 1860)
1738
Jan Antonín Koželuh, Czech composer and educator (d. 1814)
1730
Capel Bond, English organist and composer (d. 1790)
1720
Justus Möser, German jurist and theorist (d. 1794)
1678
Daniel Neal, English historian and author (d. 1743)
1640
Aphra Behn, English playwright and author (d. 1689)
1631
Anne Conway, English philosopher and author (d. 1679)
1625
Barthélemy d'Herbelot, French orientalist and academic (d. 1695)
1607
János Kemény, Hungarian prince (d. 1662)
1599
Charles Berkeley, 2nd Viscount Fitzhardinge, English politician (d. 1668)
1546
Tycho Brahe, Danish astronomer and chemist (d. 1601)
1332
Frederick III, German nobleman (d. 1381)
1009
Go-Suzaku, emperor of Japan (d. 1045)

Deaths On This Day

2017
Yu Kwang-chung, Chinese writer (b. 1928)
2016
Paulo Evaristo Arns, Brazilian cardinal (b. 1921)
2016
Bernard Fox, Welsh actor (b. 1927)
2015
Terry Backer, American soldier and politician (b. 1954)
2015
Glen Sonmor, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1929)
2015
Vadym Tyshchenko, Ukrainian footballer and manager (b. 1963)
2015
Lillian Vernon, German-American businesswoman and philanthropist, founded the Lillian Vernon Company (b. 1927)
2014
Theo Colborn, American zoologist and academic (b. 1927)
2014
Irene Dalis, American soprano and pianist (b. 1925)
2014
Louis Alphonse Koyagialo, Congolese politician, Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (b. 1947)
2014
Bess Myerson, American model, activist, game show panelist and television personality; Miss America 1945 (b. 1924)
2014
Fred Thurston, American football player (b. 1933)
2013
Janet Dailey, American author (b. 1944)
2013
C. N. Karunakaran, Indian painter and illustrator (b. 1940)
2013
Dennis Lindley, English statistician and academic (b. 1923)
2013
Peter O'Toole, British-Irish actor (b. 1932)
2013
George Rodrigue, American painter (b. 1944)
2012
John Graham, English general (b. 1923)
2012
Edward Jones, American police officer and politician (b. 1950)
2012
Victoria Leigh Soto, American educator (b. 1985)
2011
Joe Simon, American author and illustrator (b. 1913)
2011
Billie Jo Spears, American singer-songwriter (b. 1937)
2010
Timothy Davlin, American politician, Mayor of Springfield (b. 1957)
2010
Neva Patterson, American actress (b. 1920)
2010
Dale Roberts, English footballer (b. 1986)
2009
Alan A'Court, English footballer and manager (b. 1934)
2006
Anton Balasingham, Sri Lankan-English strategist and negotiator (b. 1938)
2006
Ahmet Ertegün, Turkish-American composer and producer, co-founded Atlantic Records (b. 1923)
2006
Mike Evans, American actor and screenwriter (b. 1949)
2004
Rod Kanehl, American baseball player (b. 1934)
2004
Fernando Poe Jr., Filipino actor, director, producer, and politician (b. 1939)
2003
Jeanne Crain, American actress (b. 1925)
2003
Blas Ople, Filipino journalist and politician, 21st President of the Senate of the Philippines (b. 1927)
2003
Frank Sheeran, American union leader and mobster (b. 1920)
2001
W. G. Sebald, German novelist, essayist, and poet (b. 1944)
1998
Norman Fell, American actor and comedian (b. 1924)
1998
A. Leon Higginbotham Jr., American lawyer, judge, and activist (b. 1928)
1998
Annette Strauss, American philanthropist and politician, Mayor of Dallas (b. 1924)
1997
Stubby Kaye, American actor and comedian (b. 1918)
1997
Emily Cheney Neville, American author (b. 1919)
1997
Kurt Winter, Canadian guitarist and songwriter (b. 1946)
1996
Gaston Miron, Canadian poet and author (b. 1928)
1995
G. C. Edmondson, American soldier and author (b. 1922)
1994
Orval Faubus, American soldier and politician, 36th Governor of Arkansas (b. 1910)
1993
Jeff Alm, American football player (b. 1968)
1993
Myrna Loy, American actress (b. 1905)
1991
Robert Eddison, Japanese-English actor (b. 1908)
1990
Friedrich Dürrenmatt, Swiss author and playwright (b. 1921)
1989
Jock Mahoney, American actor and stuntman (b. 1919)
1989
Andrei Sakharov, Russian physicist and activist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1921)
1985
Catherine Doherty, Russian-Canadian activist, founded the Madonna House Apostolate (b. 1896)
1985
Roger Maris, American baseball player and coach (b. 1934)
1984
Vicente Aleixandre, Spanish poet and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1898)
1980
Elston Howard, American baseball player and coach (b. 1929)
1978
Salvador de Madariaga, Spanish historian and diplomat, co-founded the College of Europe (b. 1886)
1975
Arthur Treacher, English-American entertainer (b. 1894)
1974
Walter Lippmann, American journalist and author (b. 1889)
1971
Mufazzal Haider Chaudhury, Bangladeshi linguist and scholar (b. 1926)
1971
Munier Choudhury, Bangladeshi author, playwright, and critic (b. 1925)
1971
Shahidullah Kaiser, Bangladeshi journalist and author (b. 1927)
1970
Franz Schlegelberger, German judge and politician, German Reich Minister of Justice (b. 1876)
1964
William Bendix, American actor (b. 1906)
1963
Dinah Washington, American singer and pianist (b. 1924)
1956
Juho Kusti Paasikivi, Finnish lawyer and politician, 7th President of Finland (b. 1870)
1953
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, American author and academic (b. 1896)
1947
Stanley Baldwin, English lieutenant and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1867)
1947
Edward Higgins, English-American 3rd General of The Salvation Army (b. 1864)
1944
Lupe Vélez, Mexican actress (b. 1908)
1943
John Harvey Kellogg, American physician and businessman, co-invented corn flakes (b. 1852)
1940
Anton Korošec, Slovenian priest and politician, 10th Prime Minister of Yugoslavia (b. 1872)
1937
Fabián de la Rosa, Filipino painter and educator (b. 1869)
1935
Stanley G. Weinbaum, American author (b. 1902)
1927
Julian Sochocki, Russian mathematician and academic (b. 1842)
1920
George Gipp, American football player (b. 1895)
1917
Phil Waller, Welsh rugby player (b. 1889)
1912
Belgrave Edward Sutton Ninnis, English lieutenant and explorer (b. 1887)
1878
Princess Alice of the United Kingdom (b. 1843)
1873
Louis Agassiz, Swiss-American zoologist and geologist (b. 1807)
1865
Johan Georg Forchhammer, Danish geologist and mineralogist (b. 1794)
1861
Albert, Prince Consort of the United Kingdom (b. 1819)
1860
George Hamilton-Gordon, 4th Earl of Aberdeen, Scottish-English politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1784)
1842
Ben Crack-O, king of several tribes around Cape Palmas
1838
Jean-Olivier Chénier, Canadian physician (b. 1806)
1831
Martin Baum, American businessman and politician, 5th Mayor of Cincinnati (b. 1765)
1799
George Washington, American general and politician, 1st President of the United States (b. 1732)
1788
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, German pianist and composer (b. 1714)
1788
Charles III of Spain (b. 1716)
1785
Giovanni Battista Cipriani, Italian painter and engraver (b. 1727)
1741
Charles Rollin, French historian and educator (b. 1661)
1735
Thomas Tanner, English bishop and historian (b. 1674)
1715
Thomas Tenison, English archbishop (b. 1636)
1651
Pierre Dupuy, French historian and scholar (b. 1582)
1624
Charles Howard, 1st Earl of Nottingham, English politician, Lord High Admiral (b. 1536)
1595
Henry Hastings, 3rd Earl of Huntingdon (b. 1535)
1591
John of the Cross, Spanish priest and saint (b. 1542)
1542
James V of Scotland (b. 1512)
1510
Friedrich of Saxony (b. 1473)
1503
Sten Sture the Elder, regent of Sweden (b. 1440)
1480
Niccolò Perotti, humanist scholar (b. 1429)
1460
Guarino da Verona, Italian scholar and translator (b. 1370)
1417
John Oldcastle, English Lollard leader
1359
Cangrande II della Scala, Lord of Verona (b. 1332)
1332
Rinchinbal Khan, Mongolian emperor (b. 1326)
1311
Margaret of Brabant, German queen consort (b. 1276)
1293
Al-Ashraf Khalil, Mamluk sultan of Egypt
1077
Agnes of Poitou, Holy Roman Empress and regent (b. c. 1025)
872
Pope Adrian II (b. 792)
704
Aldfrith, king of Northumbria (or 705)
618
Xue Rengao, emperor of Qin