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On This Day in History:  December 16

December 16 is the 350th day of the year (351st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 15 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2019
WVa board admonishes former lottery director for moonlighting. West Virginia's Lawyer Disciplinary Board has admonished a former state lottery director who moonlighted at his old law firm.
2015
Some on welfare bet big on Maine lottery in pursuit of life-changing win. Maine residents on public assistance have spent hundreds of millions of dollars on lottery tickets, according to an estimate based on the $22.4 million in large prizes they collected between 2010 and 2014, including eight jackpots worth at least $500,000 each.
2014
N.C. man wins $4M lottery, joins friend in 'the millionaires' club'. A lumber yard supervisor from Rutherfordton, North Carolina, is the first player in the state to win $4 million instantly playing the $200 Million Blowout game.
2014
Players seek $250 million from Texas Lottery contractor. More than 500 players of a lottery scratch-off card filed suit against the game's developer seeking about $250 million in contested prize money.
2014
New Ireland Lottery operator expected to raise prices. Ireland's National Lottery is expected to raise ticket prices next year as part of a shake-up of the business aimed at halting several years of declining sales.
2014
101-year-old wins $50,000 Arizona Lottery prize. Christmas came a few weeks early for 101-year-old Lily Camacho, who won the grand prize of $50,000 in the Arizona Lottery's Money Tree game.
2013
$586 MILLION: Mega Millions jackpot climbs toward a new record. As tickets for the multi-state Mega Millions jackpot pump out of lottery machines across the United States, the question on lottery players minds is just how high will the jackpot go before the drawing on Tuesday night.
2011
Kentucky store clerk wins $200,000 from duplicate lottery ticket. A store clerk accidentally generated two identical lottery tickets, both of which turned out to be $200,000 winners.
2011
Washington Gov. proposes privatizing state's lottery. Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire on Thursday floated the idea of privatizing the state lottery system as a way to bring in more money for education.
2011
After spat, wife gets winning lottery ticket. A Massapequa Park, New York, woman is $3 million richer after winning the jackpot in the New York State Lottery's Triple Million scratch-off game.
2010
N.C. Lottery making changes to counter weak sales. North Carolina lottery commissioners estimated Wednesday the program will earn $40 million less than expected in the current year because of weak ticket sales -- another financial blow for a state education system already bracing for budget cuts.
2009
N.M. teacher claims lottery prize 2 hours before it expires. At 2:30 p.m. today, Albuquerque teacher Chris Daskalos came forward with a $10,000-winning Powerball ticket two hours before it was scheduled to expire.
2009
Fla. woman faces eviction after lottery-winning husband disappears. Two years after discovering her husband hid the fact he won the Florida Lottery, Donna Campbell is being evicted.
2007
Georgia Lottery winner roundup (Dec. 2007). Some of the big wins Georgia Lottery players have claimed in the past month.
2007
'Infrequent buyer' claims $34M Powerball lottery jackpot. An inquisitive local press in Kentucky obtained the most recent Kentucky Powerball jackpot winner's name through an open records request, even though the man requested anonymity.
2005
Wyoming voters to have no say on Powerball. Voters won't be given a say next year on whether Wyoming should join the multi-state Powerball lottery.
2005
SoCal man sues to get share of $315 million lottery jackpot. A medical lab technician has sued seven co-workers who shared a $315 million Mega Millions multi-state lottery jackpot, claiming he deserves a share of the money.
2005
Audit: S.C. lottery leaders paid more than those in other states. Top South Carolina lottery officials are being paid more than those in many other states, according to an audit released Thursday.
2005
$113 million Powerball winner may be a regular player. The identity of the buyer of the largest winning Powerball ticket in Iowa history is still a mystery. Iowa Lottery spokeswoman Mary Neubauer says they know one of the 609 Powerball tickets sold at a northwest Des Moines Dahl's supermarket won the $113 million jackpot.
2005
Group sues to stop N.C. lottery. North Carolina's state lottery would be declared illegal and work on the game would stop if a lawsuit filed in Wake County Superior Court on Thursday is successful.
2005
Scientific Games to be allowed to bid on N.C. Lottery deal. Barring a Georgia lottery operator that had inside influence on the writing of North Carolina's state lottery law from running the game would leave only one bidder for the lucrative contract, the lottery commission chairman said Thursday.
2005
Heflin won't take Texas Lottery director job. Former state Rep. Talmadge Heflin ended his flirtation with becoming director of the Texas lottery Thursday and decided instead to file for the House district in Houston that he lost by a scant 16 votes in 2004.
2003
Fort Lauderdale trucker hits the jackpot. Florida's newest millionaire is a Fort Lauderdale truck driver, a habitual lottery player whose stepdaughter figures the $1 million in winnings may just get him even.
2003
Paul pitches retirement plan for lottery staff, but board balks. Tennessee lottery officials yesterday introduced the idea of a retirement program for the 38 employees they've hired this year.
2003
Jamaica scales back lottery tax plan. The Jamaica givernment yesterday announced a $15,000 threshold on lottery winnings, before the 15 per cent tax is applied.

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.$284 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 18, 2018
4.$262 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 19, 2018
5.$250 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 16, 2017
6.$223 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 19, 2017
7.$180 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 16, 2015
8.$163.3 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 18, 2002
9.$163 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 18, 2007
10.$160 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 18, 2019
11.€135 Million
US$159.62 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Dec 19, 2017
12.$140 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 18, 2009
13.$135 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 16, 2011
14.$123 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 17, 2010
15.$121.6 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 17, 2016
16.$113 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 16, 2014
17.€85 Million
US$112.24 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Dec 18, 2012
18.€91 Million
US$103.49 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Dec 18, 2018
19.$100 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 17, 2003
20.$91 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 17, 2011
21.€83 Million
US$90.04 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Dec 18, 2015
22.€78.03 Million
US$88.73 Million
Draw Date
Dec 18, 2018
23.€72.82 Million
US$85.57 Million
Draw Date
Dec 16, 2017
24.$85 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 18, 2015
25.€59 Million
US$84.62 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Dec 18, 2009

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1987
Wednesday, Dec 16, 1987
32 years old
1984
Sunday, Dec 16, 1984
35 years old
1980
Tuesday, Dec 16, 1980
39 years old
1977
Friday, Dec 16, 1977
42 years old
1973
Sunday, Dec 16, 1973
46 years old
1967
Saturday, Dec 16, 1967
52 years old
1966
Friday, Dec 16, 1966
53 years old
1966
Friday, Dec 16, 1966
53 years old
1966
Friday, Dec 16, 1966
53 years old
1957
Monday, Dec 16, 1957
62 years old
1957
Monday, Dec 16, 1957
62 years old
1954
Thursday, Dec 16, 1954
65 years old
1949
Friday, Dec 16, 1949
70 years old
(year not provided)
(year not provided)

Worldwide Events On This Day

2014
Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan militants attacked an Army Public School in Peshawar, Pakistan, killing 145 people, mostly schoolchildren.
2013
A bus falls from an elevated highway in the Philippines capital Manila killing at least 18 people with 20 injured.
1991
Kazakhstan declares independence from the Soviet Union.
1989
Romanian Revolution: Protests break out in Timișoara, Romania, in response to an attempt by the government to evict dissident Hungarian pastor László Tőkés.
1989
U.S. Appeals Court Judge Robert Smith Vance is assassinated by a mail bomb sent by Walter Leroy Moody, Jr.
1985
Paul Castellano and Thomas Bilotti are shot dead on the orders of John Gotti, who assumes leadership of New York's Gambino crime family.
1979
Libya joins four other OPEC nations in raising crude oil prices, which has an immediate, dramatic effect on the United States.
1978
Cleveland, Ohio becomes the first major American city to default on its financial obligations since the Great Depression.
1971
Bangladesh Liberation War and Indo-Pakistani War of 1971: The ceasefire of the Pakistan Army brings an end to both conflicts. This is commemorated annually as Victory Day in Bangladesh, and as Vijay Diwas in India.
1971
The United Kingdom recognizes Bahrain's independence, which is commemorated annually as Bahrain's National Day.
1968
Second Vatican Council: Official revocation of the Edict of Expulsion of Jews from Spain.
1965
Vietnam War: General William Westmoreland sends U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara a request for 243,000 more men by the end of 1966.
1960
A United Airlines Douglas DC-8 and a TWA Lockheed Super Constellation collide over Staten Island, New York and crash, killing all 128 people aboard both aircraft and six more on the ground.
1950
Korean War: U.S. President Harry S. Truman declares a state of emergency, after Chinese troops enter the fight in support of communist North Korea.
1947
William Shockley, John Bardeen and Walter Brattain build the first practical point-contact transistor.
1944
World War II: The Battle of the Bulge begins with the surprise offensive of three German armies through the Ardennes forest.
1942
The Holocaust: Schutzstaffel chief Heinrich Himmler orders that Roma candidates for extermination be deported to Auschwitz.
1941
World War II: Japanese forces occupy Miri, Sarawak.
1938
Adolf Hitler institutes the Cross of Honour of the German Mother.
1937
Theodore Cole and Ralph Roe attempt to escape from the American federal prison on Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay; neither is ever seen again.
1930
Bank robber Herman Lamm and members of his crew are killed by a 200-strong posse, following a botched bank robbery, in Clinton, Indiana.
1922
President of Poland Gabriel Narutowicz is assassinated by Eligiusz Niewiadomski at the Zachęta Gallery in Warsaw.
1920
The Haiyuan earthquake of 8.5Mw , rocks the Gansu province in China, killing an estimated 200,000.
1918
Vincas Mickevičius-Kapsukas declares the formation of the Lithuanian Soviet Socialist Republic; it is dissolved in 1919.
1914
World War I: Admiral Franz von Hipper commands a raid on Scarborough, Hartlepool and Whitby.
1912
First Balkan War: The Royal Hellenic Navy defeats the Ottoman Navy at the Battle of Elli.
1907
The American Great White Fleet begins its circumnavigation of the world.
1903
Taj Mahal Palace & Tower hotel in Bombay first opens its doors to guests.
1883
Tonkin Campaign: French forces capture the Sơn Tây citadel.
1882
Wales and England contest the first Home Nations (now Six Nations) rugby union match.
1880
Outbreak of the First Boer War between the Boer South African Republic and the British Empire.
1864
American Civil War: Battle of Nashville: Major General George Thomas's Union forces defeat Lieutenant General John Bell Hood's Confederate Army of Tennessee.
1863
American Civil War: Joseph E. Johnston replaces Braxton Bragg as commander of the Confederate Army of Tennessee.
1850
The Charlotte Jane and the Randolph bring the first of the Canterbury Pilgrims to Lyttelton, New Zealand.
1843
The discovery of octonions by John T. Graves, who denoted them with a boldface O, was announced to his mathematician friend William Hamilton, discoverer of quaternions, in a letter on this date.
1838
Great Trek: Battle of Blood River: Voortrekkers led by Andries Pretorius and Sarel Cilliers defeat Zulu impis, led by Dambuza (Nzobo) and Ndlela kaSompisi in what is today KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
1826
Benjamin W. Edwards rides into Mexican-controlled Nacogdoches, Texas, and declares himself ruler of the Republic of Fredonia.
1811
The first two in a series of four severe earthquakes occur in the vicinity of New Madrid, Missouri.
1782
British East India Company: Hada and Mada Miah lead the first anti-British uprising in the subcontinent against Robert Lindsay and his contingents in Sylhet Shahi Eidgah.
1773
American Revolution: Boston Tea Party: Members of the Sons of Liberty disguised as Mohawk Indians dump hundreds of crates of tea into Boston harbor as a protest against the Tea Act.
1761
Seven Years' War: After a four-month siege, the Russians under Pyotr Rumyantsev take the Prussian fortress of Kołobrzeg.
1689
Convention Parliament: The Declaration of Right is embodied in the Bill of Rights.
1653
English Interregnum: The Protectorate: Oliver Cromwell becomes Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland and Ireland.
1598
Seven-Year War: Battle of Noryang: The final battle of the Seven-Year War is fought between the China and the Korean allied forces and Japanese navies, resulting in a decisive allied forces victory.
1575
An earthquake with an estimated of 8.5Mw strikes Valdivia, Chile.
1497
Vasco da Gama passes the Great Fish River, where Bartolomeu Dias had previously turned back to Portugal.
1431
Hundred Years' War: Henry VI of England is crowned King of France at Notre Dame in Paris.
755
An Lushan revolts against Chancellor Yang Guozhong at Yanjing, initiating the An Lushan Rebellion during the Tang dynasty of China.
714
Pepin of Herstal, mayor of the Merovingian palace, dies at Jupille (modern Belgium). He is succeeded by his infant grandson Theudoald while his wife Plectrude holds actual power in the Frankish Kingdom.

Births On This Day

1999
The Dolan Twins, American Comedian and YouTuber
1998
Mira Antonitsch, Austrian tennis player
1997
Zara Larsson, Swedish singer and songwriter
1994
Elliot Lee, English footballer
1994
Nicola Murru, Italian footballer
1994
José Rodríguez Martínez, Spanish footballer
1992
Ulrikke Eikeri, Norwegian tennis player
1992
Anamul Haque, Bangladeshi cricketer
1992
Moe Miura, Japanese model, actress, and singer (9nine)
1992
Pietro Perdichizzi, Belgian footballer
1992
Tom Rogic, Australian footballer
1989
Mirei Kiritani, Japanese model, actress, and journalist
1988
Mats Hummels, German footballer
1988
Anna Popplewell, English actress
1987
Mame Biram Diouf, Senegalese footballer
1987
Beau Dowler, Australian footballer
1987
Hallee Hirsh, American actress
1986
Alcides Escobar, Venezuelan baseball player
1986
Zoltán Kovács, Hungarian footballer (d. 2013)
1986
Pärt Uusberg, Estonian actor, composer, and conductor.
1985
Stanislav Manolev, Bulgarian footballer
1985
James Nash, English race car driver
1984
Theo James, English actor
1983
Kelenna Azubuike, American basketball player
1983
Frankie Ballard, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1982
Antrel Rolle, American football player
1982
Anna Sedokova, Ukrainian singer, actress and television presenter
1982
Stanislav Šesták, Slovak footballer
1981
Krysten Ritter, American actress, musician, and model
1981
Gareth Williams, Scottish footballer
1980
Danish Kaneria, Pakistani cricketer
1979
Luke Harper, American wrestler
1979
Trevor Immelman, South African golfer
1979
Mihai Trăistariu, Romanian singer-songwriter
1979
Jessie Ward, American wrestler and producer
1978
John Morris, Canadian curler and firefighter
1978
Gunter Van Handenhoven, Belgian footballer and manager
1977
Éric Bélanger, Canadian ice hockey player
1977
Sylvain Distin, French footballer
1976
Jen Golbeck, American computer scientist and academic
1975
Valentin Bădoi, Romanian footballer and manager
1975
Kaba Diawara, French-Guinean footballer
1975
Benjamin Kowalewicz, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist
1975
Paul Maynard, English politician
1973
Themba Mnguni, South African footballer
1973
Scott Storch, American songwriter and producer, founded Storch Music Company
1972
Charles Gipson, American baseball player
1972
Paul Leyden, Australian actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1972
Travis Morrison, American singer-songwriter
1971
Seyhan Kurt, French-Turkish poet and sociologist
1971
Michael McCary, American R&B singer
1970
Valerie Chow, Canadian-Hong Kong actress and publicist
1969
Simon Grayson, English footballer and manager
1969
Adam Riess, American astrophysicist, astronomer, and academic Nobel Prize laureate
1969
Michelle Smith, Irish swimmer
1969
Dmitri Tymoczko, American composer and theorist
1969
Craig White, English cricketer and coach
1969
Kent Hehr, Canadian politician
1968
Wendy Doolan, Australian golfer
1968
Lalah Hathaway, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer
1968
Greg Kovacs, Canadian bodybuilder (d. 2013)
1967
Donovan Bailey, Canadian sprinter and sportscaster
1967
Indrek Kaseorg, Estonian decathlete
1967
Miranda Otto, Australian actress
1966
Paul McGinley, Irish golfer
1966
Clifford Robinson, American basketball player
1966
Dennis Wise, English footballer and manager
1965
Chris Jones, American baseball player and manager
1965
Melanie Sloan, American lawyer and activist
1964
Heike Drechsler, German sprinter and long jumper
1964
John Kirwan, New Zealand rugby player and coach
1964
Georgie Parker, Australian actress
1964
Billy Ripken, American baseball player and sportscaster
1964
Todd Glass, American comedian
1963
Benjamin Bratt, American actor and producer
1963
Cathy Johnston-Forbes, American golfer
1963
James Mangold, American director, producer, and screenwriter
1962
Maruschka Detmers, Dutch-French actress
1962
William Perry, American football player and wrestler
1961
André Andersen, Russian-Danish keyboard player, songwriter, and producer
1961
Shane Black, American actor, director, and screenwriter
1961
Bill Hicks, American comedian and musician (d. 1994)
1961
LaChanze, American actress, singer, and dancer
1961
Jon Tenney, American actor and director
1960
Pat Van Den Hauwe, Belgian footballer and manager
1959
H. D. Kumaraswamy, Indian social worker and politician, 18th Chief Minister of Karnataka
1959
Alexander Lebedev, Russian businessman and politician
1959
Steve Mattsson, American author and illustrator
1958
Bart Oates, American football player and lawyer
1957
Antonio Vega, Spanish singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2009)
1956
Lizzy Mercier Descloux, French musician, singer-songwriter, composer, actress, writer and painter (d. 2004)
1955
Xander Berkeley, American actor and producer
1955
Carol Browner, American lawyer and environmentalist, 8th Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency
1955
Prince Lorenz of Belgium, Archduke of Austria-Este
1955
Chiharu Matsuyama, Japanese singer-songwriter
1953
Rebecca Forstadt, American voice actress and screenwriter
1952
Joel Garner, Barbadian cricketer and manager
1952
Francesco Graziani, Italian footballer and manager
1951
Sally Emerson, English author and poet
1951
Mike Flanagan, American baseball player, coach, and sportscaster (d. 2011)
1951
Robben Ford, American guitarist and songwriter
1951
Mark Heard, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 1992)
1951
Aykut Barka, Turkish scientist (d. 2002)
1950
Claudia Cohen, American journalist (d. 2007)
1950
Roy Schuiten, Dutch cyclist and manager (d. 2006)
1949
Billy Gibbons, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1949
Heather Hallett, English lawyer and judge
1947
Ben Cross, English actor
1947
Vincent Matthews, American sprinter
1947
Martyn Poliakoff, English chemist and academic
1946
Benny Andersson, Swedish singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer
1946
Charles Dennis, Canadian actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1946
Trevor Pinnock, English harpsichord player and conductor
1946
Tom Stern, American cinematographer
1945
Patti Deutsch, American actress and comedian (d. 2017)
1945
Tony Hicks, English singer and guitarist
1944
Jeff Kanew, American director and screenwriter
1944
Don Meyer, American basketball player and coach (d. 2014)
1943
Steven Bochco, American television writer and producer (d. 2018)
1942
Donald Carcieri, American educator and politician, 73rd Governor of Rhode Island
1941
Lesley Stahl, American journalist and actress
1941
Roger Neil Wheeler, English general
1939
Philip Langridge, English tenor (d. 2010)
1939
Gordon Miller, English high jumper
1938
Frank Deford, American journalist and author (d. 2017)
1938
Liv Ullmann, Norwegian actress, director, and screenwriter
1937
Joyce Bulifant, American actress
1937
Edward Ruscha, American painter and photographer
1936
Morris Dees, American lawyer and activist, co-founded the Southern Poverty Law Center
1932
Quentin Blake, English author and illustrator
1932
Grace Alele-Williams, Nigerian mathematician and academic
1932
Lin Zhao, Chinese dissident and Christian executed during the Cultural Revolution (d. 1968)
1930
Bill Brittain, American author (d. 2011)
1930
Sam Most, American flute player and saxophonist (d. 2013)
1930
Bill Young, American sergeant and politician (d. 2013)
1929
Nicholas Courtney, Egyptian-English actor (d. 2011)
1928
Terry Carter, American actor, director, and producer
1928
Philip K. Dick, American philosopher and author (d. 1982)
1927
Peter Dickinson, Rhodesian-English author and poet (d. 2015)
1927
Randall Garrett, American author and poet (d. 1987)
1926
James McCracken, American tenor and actor (d. 1988)
1926
A. N. R. Robinson, Trinidadian lawyer and politician, 3rd President of Trinidad and Tobago (d. 2014)
1926
Jeffrey Stone, American actor and screenwriter (d. 2012)
1924
Nicolas Sidjakov, Latvian-American illustrator (d. 1993)
1923
Menahem Pressler, German-American pianist (Beaux Arts Trio)
1923
Ernst Florian Winter, Austrian-American historian and political scientist (d. 2014)
1922
Cy Leslie, American record producer, founded Pickwick Records (d. 2008)
1921
Eulalio González, Mexican singer-songwriter, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2003)
1920
Frederick Rotimi Williams, Nigerian lawyer and politician (d. 2005)
1917
Nabi Bux Khan Baloch, Pakistani author and scholar (d. 2011)
1917
Pete T. Cenarrusa, American soldier, pilot, and politician, Secretary of State of Idaho (d. 2013)
1917
Arthur C. Clarke, British science fiction writer (d. 2008)
1916
Ruth Johnson Colvin, American author and educator, founded ProLiteracy Worldwide
1914
O. Winston Link, American photographer (d. 2001)
1913
George Ignatieff, Russian-Canadian scholar and diplomat, 8th Canadian Ambassador to the United Nations (d. 1989)
1910
Freddie Brown, Peruvian-English cricketer and sportscaster (d. 1991)
1908
Remedios Varo, Spanish-Mexican surrealist painter & anarchist (d. 1963)
1907
Barbara Kent, Canadian-born American film actress (d. 2011)
1905
Piet Hein, Danish mathematician, author, and poet (d. 1996)
1903
Hardie Albright, American actor (d. 1975)
1903
Harold Whitlock, English race walker and coach (d. 1985)
1902
Rafael Alberti, Spanish poet and playwright (d. 1999)
1901
Margaret Mead, American anthropologist and author (d. 1978)
1900
Lucille Lortel, American actress and producer (d. 1999)
1900
V. S. Pritchett, British writer and literary critic (d. 1997)
1899
Noël Coward, English actor, playwright, and composer (d. 1973)
1896
Anna Anderson, an imposter who claimed to be Grand Duchess Anastasia of Russia (d. 1984)
1895
Marie Hall Ets, American author and illustrator (d. 1984)
1889
Kim Chwa-chin, South Korean guerrilla leader (d. 1930)
1888
Alexander I of Yugoslavia (d. 1934)
1888
Alphonse Juin, Algerian-French general (d. 1967)
1884
John Gunn, Australian politician, 29th Premier of South Australia (d. 1959)
1884
Seibo Kitamura, Japanese sculptor (d. 1987)
1883
Károly Kós, Hungarian-Romanian architect, ethnologist, and politician (d. 1977)
1883
Max Linder, French actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1925)
1882
Jack Hobbs, English cricketer and journalist (d. 1963)
1882
Zoltán Kodály, Hungarian composer, conductor, and musicologist (d. 1967)
1882
Walther Meissner, German physicist and engineer (d. 1974)
1872
Anton Denikin, Russian general (d. 1947)
1869
Hristo Tatarchev, Bulgarian physician and activist, co-founded the Internal Macedonian Revolutionary Organization (d. 1952)
1869
Bertha Lamme Feicht, American electrical engineer (d. 1943)
1867
Amy Carmichael, Irish missionary and humanitarian (d. 1951)
1866
Wassily Kandinsky, Russian-French painter and theorist (d. 1944)
1865
Olavo Bilac, Brazilian journalist and poet (d. 1918)
1863
George Santayana, Spanish philosopher, novelist, and poet (d. 1952)
1861
Antonio de La Gándara, French painter and illustrator (d. 1917)
1836
Ernst von Bergmann, Latvian-German surgeon and academic (d. 1907)
1834
Léon Walras, French-Swiss economist and theorist (d. 1910)
1812
Stuart Donaldson, English-Australian politician, 1st Premier of New South Wales (d. 1867)
1804
Viktor Bunyakovsky, Russian mathematician and academic (d. 1889)
1790
Leopold I of Belgium (d. 1865)
1787
Mary Russell Mitford, English author and playwright (d. 1855)
1778
John Ordronaux, French-American soldier (d. 1841)
1776
Johann Wilhelm Ritter, German chemist, physicist, and philosopher (d. 1810)
1775
Jane Austen, English novelist (d. 1817)
1775
François-Adrien Boieldieu, French pianist and composer (d. 1834)
1770
Ludwig van Beethoven, composer (d. 1827)
1742
Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher, German field marshal (d. 1819)
1730
Diego Silang, Filipino revolutionary leader (d. 1763)
1717
Elizabeth Carter, English poet and scholar (d. 1806)
1716
Louis Jules Mancini Mazarini, French poet and diplomat (d. 1798)
1714
George Whitefield, English Anglican priest (d. 1770)
1630
Mary Somerset, Duchess of Beaufort, British botanist (d. 1715)
1614
Eberhard III, Duke of Württemberg (d. 1674)
1605
Jerome Weston, 2nd Earl of Portland, English diplomat (d. 1663)
1585
Livia della Rovere, Italian noble (d. 1641)
1584
John Selden, English jurist and scholar (d. 1654)
1582
Robert Bertie, 1st Earl of Lindsey (d. 1642)
1534
Hans Bol, Flemish artist (d. 1593)
1485
Catherine of Aragon, Spanish princess, later queen consort of England (d. 1536)
1364
Emperor Manuel III of Trebizond (d. 1417)

Deaths On This Day

2015
Peter Dickinson, Rhodesian-English author and poet (b. 1927)
2015
Lizmark, Mexican wrestler (b. 1950)
2015
George Earl Ortman, American painter and sculptor (b. 1926)
2014
Martin Brasier, English paleontologist, biologist, and academic (b. 1947)
2014
Tim Cochran, American mathematician and academic (b. 1955)
2013
James Flint, English commander (b. 1913)
2013
Ray Price, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1926)
2013
Marta Russell, American journalist, author, and activist (b. 1951)
2012
Elwood V. Jensen, American biologist and academic (b. 1920)
2012
Jake Adam York, American poet and academic (b. 1972)
2011
Robert Easton, American actor and screenwriter (b. 1930)
2011
Nicol Williamson, Scottish actor (b. 1938)
2010
Melvin E. Biddle, American soldier, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1923)
2009
Roy E. Disney, American businessman (b. 1930)
2009
Yegor Gaidar, Russian economist and politician, Prime Minister of Russia (b. 1956)
2009
Manto Tshabalala-Msimang, South African physician and politician, 22nd South African Minister of Health (b. 1940)
2007
Dan Fogelberg, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1951)
2006
Don Jardine, Canadian wrestler and trainer (b. 1940)
2006
Taliep Petersen, South African singer-songwriter and director (b. 1950)
2006
Pnina Salzman, Israeli pianist and educator (b. 1922)
2006
Stanford J. Shaw, American historian and academic (b. 1930)
2005
Kenneth Bulmer, English author (b. 1921)
2005
Ed Hansen, American director and screenwriter (b. 1937)
2005
John Spencer, American actor (b. 1946)
2004
Ted Abernathy, American baseball player (b. 1933)
2004
Deyda Hydara, Gambian journalist, co-founded The Point (b. 1946)
2004
Agnes Martin, American painter and educator (b. 1912)
2003
Robert Stanfield, Canadian economist, lawyer, and politician, 17th Premier of Nova Scotia (b. 1914)
2003
Gary Stewart, American singer-songwriter (b. 1945)
2001
Stuart Adamson, English-Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1958)
2001
Stefan Heym, German-American soldier and author (b. 1913)
1998
William Gaddis, American author and academic (b. 1922)
1997
Lillian Disney, American illustrator and philanthropist (b. 1899)
1996
Quentin Bell, English historian and author (b. 1910)
1993
Moses Gunn, American actor (b. 1929)
1993
Kakuei Tanaka, Japanese soldier and politician, 64th Prime Minister of Japan (b. 1918)
1991
Eszter Tamási, Hungarian actress and journalist (b. 1938)
1989
Oscar Alfredo Gálvez, Argentinian race car driver (b. 1913)
1989
Silvana Mangano, Italian actress (b. 1930)
1989
Aileen Pringle, American actress (b. 1895)
1989
Lee Van Cleef, American actor (b. 1925)
1985
Thomas Bilotti, American mobster (b. 1940)
1985
Paul Castellano, American mobster (b. 1915)
1984
Karl Deichgräber, German philologist and academic (b. 1903)
1983
Debs Garms, American baseball player (b. 1907)
1982
Colin Chapman, English engineer and businessman, founded Lotus Cars (b. 1928)
1980
Colonel Sanders, American businessman, founded KFC (b. 1890)
1980
Hellmuth Walter, German-American engineer (b. 1900)
1977
Risto Jarva, Finnish director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1934)
1976
Réal Caouette, Canadian journalist and politician (b. 1917)
1974
Kostas Varnalis, Greek poet and playwright (b. 1884)
1970
Oscar Lewis, American anthropologist of Latin America (b. 1914)
1969
Alphonse Castex, French rugby union player (b. 1899)
1969
Soe Hok Gie, Indonesian activist and academic (b. 1942)
1968
Futabayama Sadaji, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 35th Yokozuna (b. 1912)
1968
Muhammad Suheimat, Jordanian general and politician (b. 1916)
1965
W. Somerset Maugham, British playwright, novelist, and short story writer (b. 1874)
1961
Hans Rebane, Estonian journalist and politician, 8th Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1882)
1956
Nina Hamnett, Welsh painter and author (b. 1890)
1952
Robert Henry Best, American journalist (b. 1896)
1949
Sidney Olcott, Canadian-American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1873)
1945
Giovanni Agnelli, Italian businessman, founded the Fiat Automobile Company (b. 1866)
1945
Fumimaro Konoe, Japanese lawyer and politician, 23rd Prime Minister of Japan (b. 1891)
1944
Betsie ten Boom, Dutch Holocaust victim (b. 1885)
1943
George Bambridge, English diplomat (b. 1892)
1940
Eugene Dubois, Dutch paleoanthropologist (b. 1858)
1940
Billy Hamilton, American baseball player and manager (b. 1866)
1936
Frank Eugene, American-German photographer and educator (b. 1865)
1935
Thelma Todd, American actress and comedian (b. 1905)
1928
Elinor Wylie, American poet and author (b. 1885)
1922
Gabriel Narutowicz, Lithuanian-Polish engineer and politician, 1st President of the Republic of Poland (b. 1865)
1921
Camille Saint-Saëns, French pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1835)
1917
Frank Gotch, American wrestler (b. 1878)
1908
American Horse, American tribal leader and educator (b. 1840)
1898
Pavel Tretyakov, Russian businessman and art collector (b. 1832)
1897
Alphonse Daudet, French author, poet, and playwright (b. 1840)
1892
Henry Yesler, American businessman and politician, 7th Mayor of Seattle (b. 1810)
1859
Wilhelm Grimm, German anthropologist and author (b. 1786)
1809
Antoine François, comte de Fourcroy, French chemist and entomologist (b. 1755)
1805
Saverio Cassar, Gozitan priest and rebel leader (b. 1746)
1783
Johann Adolph Hasse, German composer and educator (b. 1699)
1783
Sir William James, 1st Baronet, Welsh-English commander and politician (b. 1720)
1774
François Quesnay, French economist, physician, and philosopher (b. 1694)
1751
Leopold II, Prince of Anhalt-Dessau (b. 1700)
1687
William Petty, English economist and philosopher (b. 1623)
1669
Nathaniel Fiennes, English soldier and politician (b. 1608)
1598
Yi Sun-sin, Korean general (b. 1545)
1594
Allison Balfour, Scottish witch
1583
Ivan Fyodorov, Russian printer
1558
Thomas Cheney, English diplomat and Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports
1515
Afonso de Albuquerque, Portuguese admiral and politician, 3rd Viceroy of Portuguese India (b. 1453)
1474
Ali Qushji, Uzbek astronomer, mathematician, and physicist (b. 1403)
1470
John II, duke of Lorraine (b. 1424)
1379
John FitzAlan, 1st Baron Arundel, English general and politician, Lord Marshall of England (b. 1348)
1378
Secondotto, marquess of Montferrat (b. 1360)
1325
Charles, French nobleman (b. 1270)
1316
Öljaitü, Mongolian ruler (b. 1280)
1263
Haakon IV, king of Norway (b. 1204)
1153
Ranulf de Gernon, 4th Earl of Chester, Norman nobleman
999
Adelaide of Italy, Holy Roman Empress (b. 931)
902
Wei Yifan, chancellor of the Tang Dynasty
882
John VIII, pope of the Catholic Church
874
Ado, archbishop of Vienne
867
Eberhard of Friuli, Frankish duke (b. 815)
714
Pepin of Herstal, Frankish statesman (b. 635)
705
Wu Zetian, Empress of the Zhou Dynasty (b. 624)
604
Houzhu, emperor of the Chen Dynasty (b. 553)