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On This Day in History:  December 9

December 9 is the 343rd day of the year (344th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 22 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2019
MUSL paid $1.5 million to settle lawsuit over rigged jackpot. A national lottery group agreed to pay $1.5 million to settle a lawsuit filed by an Iowa man who claimed that a $9 million jackpot he won in 2011 would have been bigger if the previous one hadn't been fixed by an insider.
2018
NY Gov Cuomo vetoes bill that would have allowed lottery jackpot winners to remain anonymous. New York Gov. Cuomo on Saturday announced he vetoed a bill that would have allowed lottery winners in New York to remain anonymous if they so desired.
2016
Investigation: Illinois Lottery didn't award 40% of scratch-off grand prizes. A local media investigation found the Illinois Lottery collected hundreds of millions of dollars from selling tickets to the biggest-prize instant games in which it did not hand out all of the grand prizes in some of the games.
2015
Cape Cod fisherman reels in $10M lottery prize. A Massachusetts shellfisherman and champion oyster shucker has won the $10 million prize winner in the Lottery's "$10,000,000 Mega Fortune" instant game.
2014
New Mexico Lottery testing lottery ticket ads. If you've ever played the lottery, you know how important that little piece of paper can be. It's why the New Mexico Lottery is putting a little something extra on their lottery tickets: Advertisements.
2014
New fight looms over MN lottery online sales. Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is braced for a repeat struggle over the Minnesota Lottery and said Tuesday that its director faces a challenge in trying to preserve online ticket sales that many lawmakers want to outlaw.
2013
EuroMillions jackpot makes poor woman one of Ireland's richest. From struggling on €70 a week in jobseeker's allowance, Margaret Loughrey is now officially one of Ireland's richest women.
2011
Arkansas Supreme Court hears arguments in lottery trademark suit. An attorney for a Little Rock marketing firm argued Thursday before the Arkansas Supreme Court that his client should be allowed to proceed with a trademark lawsuit against the Arkansas Lottery Commission.
2010
Approval for online poker in D.C. seen as long shot. Congress sent a message Wednesday to D.C. officials who this week approved plans for the city lottery to offer online poker: Not so fast.
2010
Mobster caught by tracing lottery ticket. A notorious Italian mobster who dodged justice for 20 years was reportedly finally under lock and key overnight after he was traced via a lottery ticket.
2009
Maryland Lottery interim director named. Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley's office has named Gina Smith as the Maryland State Lottery's Interim Director after the departure of Director Buddy Roogow on November 30th.
2008
NJ couple claims $126M Mega Millions jackpot. Clelia Lopes walked around north Jersey with a winning lottery ticket in her purse for days this summer before realizing the stub was worth much more than the paper it was printed on -- $126 million more.
2008
Nagging wife, sausage help man win $4.2M lottery jackpot. A "nagging" wife who pushed her husband to buy a lottery ticket helped win the $4.2 million ($7.7 million New Zealand dollar) first prize -- with only minutes to spare.
2008
Woman scammed out of $400,000 pursuing lottery-sized fortune. In what may be the mother of all Internet scam cases, Janella Spears, a reverend and a registered nurse from Sweet Home, Oregon, ended up sending Nigerian fraudsters more than $400,000 when she was promised a multi-million dollar pay out from a lost relative.
2005
Impartial choice promised for Texas Lottery chief. The chairman of the Texas Lottery Commission said Wednesday that politics will play no part in whether a powerful ex-lawmaker is hired to run the beleaguered state agency.
2005
Couple Claims $4.6 Million Lottery Prize With Hour To Spare. Hearing that there was an unclaimed Lotto prize, an Arvada, Colorado couple went through their unchecked tickets and found the winning ticket. They verified the with less than an hour before the prize payout was set to expire.
2005
Oklahoma lottery winnings can be garnished. Oklahoma lottery winnings can be garnished from people owing delinquent child support, a state commission has decided.
2005
Oregon Lottery rewards store that sold winning Jackpot ticket. Oregon Lottery officials presented a "selling bonus" of $100,000 this week to Ray's Food Place, the store that sold the $340 million Powerball ticket to a Medford family in the Oct. 19 drawing.
2005
Elders fleeced in lottery scam. Several Massachusetts seniors have paid a hefty price after falling prey to a Canadian lottery scam, Danvers Police announced this week, and they've issued a public warning.
2005
A lottery ticket run to the border. An entertaining story about a jaunt to a bordering state to buy lottery tickets highlights Nevada's lack of a lottery -- and shoots down the 'regressive tax' theory.
2005
$100,000 lottery ticket to expire Wednesday. A Powerball ticket purchased in Gary, Indiana is worth $100,000 until Wednesday, Hoosier Lottery Officials said.
2005
N.C. Lottery commissioner says games are 'on track'. Bob Farris, a member of the North Carolina Lottery Commission, said he suspects the lottery will first offer the scratch-and-win style games by spring, and then be able to join in the bigger lotto-style games by the summer.
2005
Penn. woman wins lottery prize of $1,000 a week for life. Nancy Guiher was recently the winner of the $1,000 a week for life scratch game sponsored by the Pennsylvania Lottery.
2005
N.C. Lottery plans expensive personnel moves. Tom Shaheen, the executive director of North Carolina's new lottery, said yesterday that he's getting ready to hire six deputy executive directors who could make as much as $190,000 their first year.
2005
Lost lottery ticket worth $25,000 returned to owner. A lucky Texan lost a winning scratch-off ticket moments after he realized he'd hit the jackpot and, through several incredible coincidences, had it returned days later.
2004
Tennessee Governor proposes lottery scholarships for adults. Students who don't take the traditional route to college also should be eligible for help from the lottery-funded scholarship program, Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen said.
2004
North Wales couple hit UK Lotto jackpot. A retired school cook has scooped a £721,000 (US$1.4 million) lotto jackpot in the UK National Lottery.
2004
One ticket wins $7 million Ohio Super Lotto Plus jackpot. The Ohio Lottery sold one Super Lotto Plus game ticket with the correct combination from the drawing Wednesday night.
2004
Winning Powerball lottery ticket sold in Pennsylvania. A Powerball ticket that could pay $171.4 million over 29 years was sold in Pennsylvania, lottery officials said.
2004
Connecticut lottery error gives players another chance to win. A malfunction with the Connecticut Lottery's equipment on Wednesday resulted in more winning combinations for ticket buyers in the state's mid-day drawings.
2003
Phone trouble halts MD lottery sales for 6 hours. On Monday, Maryland lottery players were having a hard time getting clerks to take their money because 329 lottery machines were down in Washington County for about six hours.
2003
State to end televised drawings of lottery. Wisconsin Lottery officials said Monday they will no longer broadcast nightly drawings live on television and will stop producing a weekly game show that had aired for more than a decade.
2003
Alaska closer to getting lottery. Alaskans could be betting on a new state lottery soon after the upcoming legislative session ends next spring.
2003
Lottery pays off for poor kids. Children in one of Denver's oldest and poorest neighborhoods are getting a new playground, thanks in part to Great Outdoors Colorado.
2003
Bank gets lottery business. Lottery officials Monday officially named First Tennessee to handle millions in banking services for the upstart game.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$344 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 10, 2013
2.$314 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 10, 2019
3.$245 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 11, 2018
4.$230 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 12, 2018
5.$212 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 9, 2017
6.$191 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 12, 2017
7.$170 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 9, 2008
8.$145 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 9, 2015
9.$140 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 11, 2019
10.€115 Million
US$135.16 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Dec 12, 2017
11.$122 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 11, 2013
12.$115 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 11, 2007
13.$106 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 11, 2002
14.$100 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 10, 2005
14.$100 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 11, 2009
14.$100 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 9, 2011
17.$91 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 9, 2014
18.$88 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 10, 2010
19.€76 Million
US$86.21 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Dec 11, 2018
20.$85 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 10, 2016
21.€74.21 Million
US$84.49 Million
Draw Date
Dec 10, 2018
22.€69.68 Million
US$82.02 Million
Draw Date
Dec 9, 2017
23.€62 Million
US$80.53 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Dec 11, 2012
24.$78 Million
Florida
Lotto
Draw Date
Dec 11, 2002
25.$76 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 10, 2003

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1985
Monday, Dec 9, 1985
34 years old
1981
Wednesday, Dec 9, 1981
38 years old
1975
Tuesday, Dec 9, 1975
44 years old
1973
Sunday, Dec 9, 1973
46 years old
1971
Thursday, Dec 9, 1971
48 years old
1968
Monday, Dec 9, 1968
51 years old
1967
Saturday, Dec 9, 1967
52 years old
1964
Wednesday, Dec 9, 1964
55 years old
1963
Monday, Dec 9, 1963
56 years old
1959
Wednesday, Dec 9, 1959
60 years old
1959
Wednesday, Dec 9, 1959
60 years old
1946
Monday, Dec 9, 1946
73 years old
1944
Saturday, Dec 9, 1944
75 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day

2017
Australia becomes the 26th country to legalize same-sex marriage.
2017
ISIL is eliminated from Iraq.
2016
President Park Geun-hye of South Korea is impeached by the country's National Assembly in response to a major political scandal. Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn becomes Acting President, later declining to run for a full term.
2016
At least 57 people are killed and a further 177 injured when two schoolgirl suicide bombers attack a market area in Madagali, Northeastern Nigeria in the Madagali suicide bombings.
2015
The start of the thirty-sixth GCC summit in Riyadh business.
2013
At least seven are dead and 63 are injured following a train accident near Bintaro, Indonesia.
2012
A plane crash in Mexico kills seven people.
2008
The Governor of Illinois, Rod Blagojevich, is arrested by federal officials for crimes including attempting to sell the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by President-elect Barack Obama.
2003
A blast in the center of Moscow kills six people and wounds several more.
1996
Gwen Jacob is acquitted of committing an indecent act, giving women the right to be topfree in Ontario, Canada.
1992
American troops land in Somalia for Operation Restore Hope.
1988
The Michael Hughes Bridge in Sligo, Ireland, is officially opened.
1987
Israeli-Palestinian conflict: The First Intifada begins in the Gaza Strip and West Bank.
1982
Explosion in office belonging to the Kuwait Airways in Athens.
1979
The eradication of the smallpox virus is certified, making smallpox the first of only two diseases that have been driven to extinction (rinderpest in 2011 being the other).
1973
British and Irish authorities sign the Sunningdale Agreement in an attempt to establish a power-sharing Northern Ireland Executive and a cross-border Council of Ireland.
1971
Indo-Pakistani War: The Indian Air Force executes an airdrop of Indian Army units, bypassing Pakistani defences.
1969
U.S. Secretary of State William P. Rogers proposes his plan for a ceasefire in the War of Attrition; Egypt and Jordan accept it over the objections of the PLO, which leads to civil war in Jordan in September 1970.
1968
Douglas Engelbart gave what became known as "The Mother of All Demos", publicly debuting the computer mouse, hypertext, and the bit-mapped graphical user interface using the oN-Line System (NLS).
1965
Kecksburg UFO incident: A fireball is seen from Michigan to Pennsylvania; witnesses report something crashing in the woods near Pittsburgh.
1965
A Charlie Brown Christmas, first in a series of Peanuts television specials, debuts on CBS.
1962
The Petrified Forest National Park is established in Arizona.
1961
Tanganyika becomes independent from Britain.
1960
The first episode of Coronation Street, the world's longest-running television soap opera, is broadcast in the United Kingdom.
1958
The John Birch Society is founded in the United States.
1956
Trans-Canada Air Lines Flight 810, a Canadair North Star, crashes near Hope, British Columbia, Canada, killing all 62 people on board.
1953
Red Scare: General Electric announces that all communist employees will be discharged from the company.
1950
Cold War: Harry Gold is sentenced to 30 years in jail for helping Klaus Fuchs pass information about the Manhattan Project to the Soviet Union. His testimony is later instrumental in the prosecution of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg.
1948
The Genocide Convention is adopted.
1946
The "Subsequent Nuremberg trials" begin with the "Doctors' trial", prosecuting physicians and officers alleged to be involved in Nazi human experimentation and mass murder under the guise of euthanasia.
1946
The Constituent Assembly of India meets for the first time to write the Constitution of India.
1941
World War II: The Republic of China, Cuba, Guatemala, and the Philippine Commonwealth, declare war on Germany and Japan.
1941
World War II: The American 19th Bombardment Group attacks Japanese ships off the coast of Vigan, Luzon.
1940
World War II: Operation Compass: British and Indian troops under the command of Major-General Richard O'Connor attack Italian forces near Sidi Barrani in Egypt.
1937
Second Sino-Japanese War: Battle of Nanking: Japanese troops under the command of Lt. Gen. Asaka Yasuhiko launch an assault on the Chinese city of Nanjing (Nanking).
1935
Student protests in Beiping (now Beijing)'s Tiananmen Square, dispersed by government.
1935
Walter Liggett, American newspaper editor and muckraker, is killed in a gangland murder.
1935
The Downtown Athletic Club Trophy, later renamed the Heisman Trophy, is awarded for the first time. The winner is halfback Jay Berwanger of the University of Chicago.
1931
The Constituent Cortes approves a constitution which establishes the Second Spanish Republic.
1922
Gabriel Narutowicz is elected the first president of Poland.
1917
World War I: Field Marshal Allenby captures Jerusalem, Palestine.
1911
A mine explosion near Briceville, Tennessee, kills 84 miners despite rescue efforts led by the United States Bureau of Mines.
1905
In France, the law separating church and state is passed.
1897
Activist Marguerite Durand founds the feminist daily newspaper La Fronde in Paris.
1892
English football club Newcastle United is founded
1872
In Louisiana, P. B. S. Pinchback becomes the first African-American governor of a U.S. state.
1861
American Civil War: The Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War is established by the U.S. Congress.
1856
The Iranian city of Bushehr surrenders to occupying British forces.
1851
The first YMCA in North America is established in Montreal.
1835
Texas Revolution: The Texian Army captures San Antonio, Texas.
1824
Patriot forces led by General Antonio José de Sucre defeat a Royalist army in the Battle of Ayacucho, putting an end to the Peruvian War of Independence.
1793
New York City's first daily newspaper, the American Minerva, is established by Noah Webster.
1775
American Revolutionary War: British troops lose the Battle of Great Bridge, and leave Virginia soon afterward.
1688
Glorious Revolution: Williamite forces defeat Jacobites at Battle of Reading, forcing flight of James II from the country.
1531
The Virgin of Guadalupe first appears to Juan Diego at Tepeyac, Mexico City.
1425
The Catholic University of Leuven is founded.
730
Battle of Marj Ardabil: The Khazars annihilate an Umayyad army and kill its commander, Al-Jarrah Ibn Abdallah Al-Hakami.
536
Gothic War: The Byzantine general Belisarius enters Rome unopposed; the Gothic garrison flee the capital.
480
Odoacer, first King of Italy, occupies Dalmatia. He later establishes his political power with the co-operation of the Roman Senate.

Births On This Day

2000
Diāna Ņikitina, Latvian figure skater
1999
Riley Clemmons, American Christian musician
1996
MyKayla Skinner, American gymnast
1995
McKayla Maroney, American gymnast
1993
Mark McMorris, Canadian snowboarder
1993
Laura Smulders, Dutch cyclist
1991
Choi Minho, Korean singer and actor
1990
Denise Hannema, Dutch cricketer
1988
Kwadwo Asamoah, Ghanaian footballer
1987
Kostas Giannoulis, Greek footballer
1987
Mat Latos, American baseball player
1987
Hikaru Nakamura, Japanese-American chess player
1985
Wil Besseling, Dutch golfer
1984
Michael Adam, German politician
1984
Ángel Guirado, Spanish-Filipino footballer
1984
Leon Hall, American football player
1983
Jermaine Beckford, English-Jamaican footballer
1983
Neslihan Demir Darnel, Turkish volleyball player
1983
Dariusz Dudka, Polish footballer
1982
Tamilla Abassova, Russian cyclist
1982
Nathalie De Vos, Belgian runner
1982
Ryan Grant, American football player
1982
Bastian Swillims, German sprinter
1981
Mardy Fish, American tennis player
1980
Simon Helberg, American actor, comedian, and musician
1980
Ryder Hesjedal, Canadian cyclist
1980
Mark Riddell, Australian rugby league player and sportscaster
1979
Olivia Lufkin, Japanese-American singer-songwriter
1979
Stephen McPhail, Irish footballer
1979
Aiko Uemura, Japanese skier
1978
Gastón Gaudio, Argentinian tennis player
1978
Jesse Metcalfe, American actor and musician
1977
Shayne Graham, American football player
1977
Imogen Heap, English singer-songwriter and keyboard player
1976
Chris Booker, American baseball player
1974
Canibus, Jamaican-American rapper
1974
Aloísio da Silva Filho, Brazilian footballer
1974
Wendy Dillinger, American soccer player, coach, and manager
1973
Fabio Artico, Italian footballer
1973
Vénuste Niyongabo, Burundian runner
1973
Bárbara Padilla, Mexican-American soprano
1972
Reiko Aylesworth, American actress
1972
Tré Cool, German-American drummer and songwriter
1972
Michael Corcoran, American singer-songwriter and producer
1972
Saima Wazed Hossain, Bangladeshi psychologist
1972
Fabrice Santoro, Tahitian-French tennis player and sportscaster
1971
Geoff Barrow, English drummer, DJ, composer, and producer
1971
Nick Hysong, American pole vaulter and coach
1971
Petr Nedvěd, Czech-Canadian ice hockey player
1970
Kara DioGuardi, American singer-songwriter and producer
1970
Lance Krall, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1969
Jakob Dylan, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1969
Saskia Garel, Jamaican-Canadian singer-songwriter
1969
Lori Greiner, American businesswoman
1969
Bixente Lizarazu, French footballer
1969
Raphaël Rouquier, French mathematician and academic
1968
Brian Bell, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1968
Brent Price, American basketball player
1967
Joshua Bell, American violinist and conductor
1967
Jason Dozzell, English footballer and manager
1966
Kirsten Gillibrand, American lawyer and politician
1966
Dave Harold, English snooker player
1966
Gideon Sa'ar, Israeli lawyer and politician, 24th Israeli Minister of Internal Affairs
1966
Martin Taylor, English footballer and coach
1965
Joe Ausanio, American baseball player and coach
1964
Michael Foster, American drummer
1964
Ross Harrington, Australian rugby league player
1964
Hape Kerkeling, German actor and singer
1964
Les Kiss, Australian rugby league player
1964
Johannes B. Kerner, German journalist and sportscaster
1964
Paul Landers, German guitarist
1963
Masako, Crown Princess of Japan
1963
Dave Hilton Jr., Canadian boxer
1962
Felicity Huffman, American actress and producer
1962
Roxanne Swentzell, Santa Clara Pueblo (Native American) ceramic sculptor
1961
David Anthony Higgins, American actor and screenwriter
1960
Stefen Fangmeier, American visual effects designer and director
1960
Caroline Lucas, English activist and politician
1960
Terry Moran, American journalist
1960
Dobroslav Paraga, Croatian politician
1960
Juan Samuel, Dominican-American baseball player and manager
1959
Susan Bullock, English soprano
1958
Nick Seymour, Australian bass player, songwriter, and producer
1957
Peter O'Mara, Australian guitarist and composer
1957
Donny Osmond, American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actor
1957
Steve Taylor, American singer-songwriter and producer
1956
Sylvia, American country singer-songwriter
1956
Jean-Pierre Thiollet, French journalist and author
1955
Otis Birdsong, American basketball player and radio host
1955
Chamras Saewataporn, Thai singer-songwriter
1954
Phil Bryant, American academic and politician, 63rd Governor of Mississippi
1954
Jean-Claude Juncker, Luxembourger lawyer and politician, Prime Minister of Luxembourg
1954
Henk ten Cate, Dutch footballer and manager
1953
Cornelis de Bondt, Dutch composer and educator
1953
World B. Free, American basketball player
1953
John Malkovich, American actor and producer
1952
Liaqat Baloch, Pakistani politician
1952
Michael Dorn, American actor and voice artist
1950
Joan Armatrading, Kittian-English singer-songwriter and guitarist
1949
Tom Kite, American golfer and architect
1948
Marleen Gorris, Dutch director and screenwriter
1948
Jonathan Sumption, English historian, author, and judge
1947
Tom Daschle, American soldier, academic, and politician
1947
Jaak Jõerüüt, Estonian politician, 24th Estonian Minister of Defense
1947
Allan Jones, English cricketer and umpire
1946
David Currie, Baron Currie of Marylebone, English economist and academic
1946
Dennis Dunaway, American bass player and songwriter
1946
Sonia Gandhi, Italian-Indian politician
1946
Nicholas Reade, English bishop
1945
Michael Nouri, American actor
1944
Neil Innes, English singer-songwriter
1944
Ki Longfellow, American author, playwright, and producer
1944
Bob O'Connor, American businessman and politician, 57th Mayor of Pittsburgh (d. 2006)
1943
Pit Martin, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2008)
1943
Joanna Trollope, English author, playwright, and director
1943
Kenny Vance, American singer-songwriter and music producer
1942
Billy Bremner, Scottish footballer and manager (d. 1997)
1942
Dick Butkus, American football player, sportscaster, and actor
1942
Germain Gagnon, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2014)
1942
Fred Jones, Australian rugby league player
1942
Joe McGinniss, American journalist and author (d. 2014)
1942
William Turnage, American conservationist (d. 2017)
1941
Mehmet Ali Birand, Turkish journalist and author (d. 2013)
1941
Beau Bridges, American actor, director, and producer
1941
Dan Hicks, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2016)
1940
Clancy Eccles, Jamaican singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2005)
1938
David Houston, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1993)
1938
Deacon Jones, American football player, sportscaster, and actor (d. 2013)
1938
Dimitrios Trichopoulos, Greek epidemiologist, oncologist, and academic (d. 2014)
1934
Judi Dench, English actress
1934
Junior Wells, American blues singer-songwriter and harmonica player (d. 1998)
1933
Ashleigh Brilliant, English-American author and illustrator
1933
Milt Campbell, American decathlete and football player (d. 2012)
1933
Morton Downey Jr., American singer-songwriter, actor, and talk show host (d. 2001)
1933
Orville Moody, American golfer (d. 2008)
1932
Donald Byrd, American trumpet player and academic (d. 2013)
1932
Bill Hartack, American jockey (d. 2007)
1932
Billy Edd Wheeler, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and playwright
1931
William Reynolds, American actor
1931
Ladislav Smoljak, Czech actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2010)
1931
Paddi Edwards, English-American actress (d. 1999)
1930
Buck Henry, American actor, director, and screenwriter
1930
Óscar Humberto Mejía Víctores, Guatemalan soldier and politician, 27th President of Guatemala (d. 2016)
1929
John Cassavetes, American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1989)
1929
Bob Hawke, Australian union leader and politician, 23rd Prime Minister of Australia
1928
Joan Blos, American author and educator (d. 2017)
1928
André Milhoux, Belgian race car driver
1928
Dick Van Patten, American actor (d. 2015)
1927
Pierre Henry, French composer (d. 2017)
1926
Henry Way Kendall, American physicist, photographer, and mountaineer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1999)
1926
David Nathan, British journalist (d. 2001)
1926
Jan Křesadlo, Czech-English psychologist and author (d. 1995)
1926
Lorenzo Wright, American sprinter and coach (d. 1972)
1925
Roy Rubin, American basketball player and coach (d. 2013)
1922
Redd Foxx, American actor (d. 1991)
1920
Carlo Azeglio Ciampi, Italian economist and politician, 10th President of Italy (d. 2016)
1920
Bruno Ruffo, Italian motorcycle racer and race car driver (d. 2007)
1919
V. Dakshinamoorthy, Indian singer-songwriter (d. 2013)
1919
William Lipscomb, American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2011)
1918
Joyce Redman, Irish-born British actress (d. 2012)
1917
James Jesus Angleton, American CIA agent (d. 1987)
1917
James Rainwater, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1986)
1916
Jerome Beatty Jr., American soldier, journalist, and author (d. 2002)
1916
Kirk Douglas, American actor, singer, and producer
1916
Colin McCool, Australian cricketer (d. 1986)
1915
Eloise Jarvis McGraw, American author (d. 2000)
1915
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, German-Austrian soprano and actress (d. 2006)
1914
Max Manus, Norwegian lieutenant (d. 1996)
1914
Frances Reid, American actress (d. 2010)
1914
Ljubica Sokić, Serbian painter and illustrator (d. 2009)
1912
Tip O'Neill, American lawyer and politician, 55th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (d. 1994)
1912
Jim Turnesa, American golfer (d. 1971)
1911
Broderick Crawford, American actor (d. 1986)
1911
Ryūzō Sejima, Japanese colonel and businessman (d. 2007)
1909
Douglas Fairbanks Jr., American captain, actor, and producer (d. 2000)
1906
Grace Hopper, American admiral and computer scientist, designed COBOL (d. 1992)
1906
Freddy Martin, American bandleader and tenor saxophonist (d. 1983)
1905
Dalton Trumbo, American author, screenwriter, and blacklistee (d. 1976)
1904
Robert Livingston, American actor and singer (d. 1988)
1902
Margaret Hamilton, American schoolteacher, actress and voice artist (d. 1985)
1901
Jean Mermoz, French pilot and politician (d. 1936)
1901
Ödön von Horváth, Hungarian-German author and playwright (d. 1938)
1900
Margaret Brundage, American illustrator, known for illustrating pulp magazine Weird Tales (d. 1976)
1900
Albert Weisbord, American activist, founded the Communist League of Struggle (d. 1977)
1899
Jean de Brunhoff, French author and illustrator (d. 1937)
1898
Emmett Kelly, American clown and actor (d. 1979)
1897
Hermione Gingold, English actress and singer (d. 1987)
1895
Dolores Ibárruri, Spanish activist, journalist and politician (d. 1989)
1895
Conchita Supervía, Spanish soprano and actress (d. 1936)
1892
André Randall, French actor (d. 1974)
1891
Maksim Bahdanovič, Belarusian poet and critic (d. 1917)
1890
Laura Salverson, Canadian author (d. 1970)
1889
Hannes Kolehmainen, Finnish-American runner (d. 1966)
1887
Tim Moore, American actor (d. 1958)
1886
Clarence Birdseye, American businessman, founded Birds Eye (d. 1956)
1883
Nikolai Luzin, Russian mathematician, theorist, and academic (d. 1950)
1883
Alexander Papagos, Greek general and politician, 152nd Prime Minister of Greece (d. 1955)
1883
Joseph Pilates, German-American fitness expert, developed Pilates (d. 1967)
1882
Elmer Booth, American actor (d. 1915)
1882
Joaquín Turina, Spanish-French composer, critic, and educator (d. 1949)
1876
Berton Churchill, Canadian-American actor and singer (d. 1940)
1875
Harry Miller, American engineer (d. 1943)
1873
George Blewett, Canadian philosopher, author, and academic (d. 1912)
1871
Joe Kelley, American baseball player and manager (d. 1943)
1870
Ida S. Scudder, Indian physician and missionary (d. 1960)
1868
Fritz Haber, Polish-German chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1934)
1867
Gregorios Xenopoulos, Greek journalist and author (d. 1951)
1861
Hélène Smith, French psychic and occultist (d. 1929)
1850
Emma Abbott, American soprano and actress (d. 1891)
1845
Joel Chandler Harris, American journalist and author (d. 1908)
1842
Peter Kropotkin, Russian zoologist, economist, geographer, and philosopher (d. 1921)
1837
Émile Waldteufel, French pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1915)
1813
Thomas Andrews, Irish chemist and physicist (d. 1885)
1806
Jean-Olivier Chénier, Canadian physician (d. 1838)
1787
John Dobson, English architect, designed Eldon Square and Lilburn Tower (d. 1865)
1779
Tabitha Babbitt, American tool maker and inventor (d. 1853)
1752
Antoine Étienne de Tousard, French general and engineer (d. 1813)
1748
Claude Louis Berthollet, French chemist and academic (d. 1822)
1745
Maddalena Laura Sirmen, Italian violinist and composer (d. 1818)
1742
Carl Wilhelm Scheele, Swedish Pomeranian and German pharmaceutical chemist (d. 1786)
1728
Pietro Alessandro Guglielmi, Italian composer (d. 1804)
1721
Peter Pelham, English-American organist and composer (d. 1805)
1717
Johann Joachim Winckelmann, German archaeologist and historian (d. 1768)
1667
William Whiston, English mathematician, historian, and theologian (d. 1752)
1652
Augustus Quirinus Rivinus, German physician and botanist (d. 1723)
1617
Richard Lovelace, English poet (d. 1657)
1610
Baldassare Ferri, Italian singer and actor (d. 1680)
1608
John Milton, English poet and philosopher (d. 1674)
1594
Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden (d. 1632)
1579
Martin de Porres, Peruvian saint (d. 1639)
1571
Metius, Dutch mathematician and astronomer (d. 1635)
1561
Edwin Sandys, English lawyer and politician (d. 1629)
1508
Gemma Frisius, Dutch mathematician and cartographer (d. 1555)
1493
Íñigo López de Mendoza, 4th Duke of the Infantado (d. 1566)
1482
Frederick II, Elector Palatine (d. 1556)
1447
Chenghua Emperor of China (d. 1487)
1392
Peter, Duke of Coimbra (d. 1449)

Deaths On This Day

2015
Soshana Afroyim, Austrian painter (b. 1927)
2015
Norman Breslow, American statistician and academic (b. 1941)
2015
Juvenal Juvêncio, Brazilian lawyer and politician (b. 1934)
2015
Julio Terrazas Sandoval, Bolivian cardinal (b. 1936)
2014
Sacvan Bercovitch, Canadian-American author, critic, and academic (b. 1933)
2014
Jane Freilicher, American painter and poet (b. 1924)
2014
Jorge María Mejía, Argentinian cardinal (b. 1923)
2014
Mary Ann Mobley, American model and actress, Miss America 1959 (b. 1937)
2014
Blagoje Paunović, Serbian footballer and manager (b. 1947)
2014
Jože Toporišič, Slovenian linguist and author (b. 1926)
2013
John Gabbert, American soldier, lawyer, and judge (b. 1909)
2013
Barbara Hesse-Bukowska, Polish pianist and educator (b. 1930)
2013
Eleanor Parker, American actress (b. 1922)
2013
John Wilbur, American football player (b. 1943)
2012
Béla Nagy Abodi, Hungarian painter and academic (b. 1918)
2012
Patrick Moore, English lieutenant, astronomer, and educator (b. 1923)
2012
Alex Moulton, English engineer and businessman, founded the Moulton Bicycle Company (b. 1920)
2012
Jenni Rivera, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress (b. 1969)
2012
Charles Rosen, American pianist and musicologist (b. 1927)
2012
Riccardo Schicchi, Italian director and producer, co-founded Diva Futura (b. 1953)
2012
Norman Joseph Woodland, American inventor, co-created the bar code (b. 1921)
2010
James Moody, American saxophonist, flute player, and composer (b. 1925)
2010
Dov Shilansky, Lithuanian-Israeli lawyer and politician, 10th Speaker of the Knesset (b. 1924)
2009
Gene Barry, American actor (b. 1919)
2008
Ibrahim Dossey, Ghanaian footballer (b. 1972)
2008
Yury Glazkov, Russian general, pilot, and astronaut (b. 1939)
2007
Rafael Sperafico, Brazilian race car driver (b. 1981)
2007
Gordon Zahn, American sociologist, author, and academic (b. 1918)
2006
Georgia Gibbs, American singer (b. 1919)
2005
György Sándor, Hungarian-American pianist and educator (b. 1912)
2005
Robert Sheckley, American author (b. 1928)
2003
Norm Sloan, American basketball player and coach (b. 1926)
2003
Paul Simon, American soldier, journalist, and politician, 39th Lieutenant Governor of Illinois (b. 1928)
2002
Mary Hansen, Australian singer and guitarist (b. 1966)
2002
Ian Hornak, American painter and sculptor (b. 1944)
2002
Stan Rice, American painter and poet (b. 1942)
2001
Michael Carver, Baron Carver, English field marshal (b. 1915)
1998
Shaughnessy Cohen, Canadian lawyer and politician (b. 1948)
1998
Archie Moore, American boxer and actor (b. 1913)
1996
Patty Donahue, American singer-songwriter (b. 1956)
1996
Mary Leakey, English archaeologist and anthropologist (b. 1913)
1996
Alain Poher, French lawyer and politician (b. 1909)
1996
Diana Morgan, Welsh playwright and screenwriter (b. 1908)
1995
Toni Cade Bambara, American author and academic (b. 1939)
1995
Douglas Corrigan, American pilot (b. 1907)
1993
Danny Blanchflower, Northern Irish footballer and manager (b. 1926)
1992
Vincent Gardenia, American actor (b. 1922)
1991
Berenice Abbott, American photographer (b. 1898)
1982
Leon Jaworski, American lawyer and politician (b. 1905)
1979
Fulton J. Sheen, American archbishop (b. 1895)
1975
William A. Wellman, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1896)
1972
Louella Parsons, American writer and columnist (b. 1881)
1971
Ralph Bunche, American political scientist, academic, and diplomat, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1904)
1971
Sergey Konenkov, Russian sculptor and painter (b. 1874)
1971
Rev. Aeneas Francon Williams, Church of Scotland Minister, Missionary in India and China, writer and poet (b. 1886)
1970
Artem Mikoyan, Armenian-Russian engineer and businessman, co-founded the Mikoyan Company (b. 1905)
1970
Feroz Khan Noon, Pakistani politician, 7th Prime Minister of Pakistan (b. 1893)
1968
Enoch L. Johnson, American mob boss (b. 1883)
1967
Charles Léon Hammes, Luxembourgian lawyer and judge, 3rd President of the European Court of Justice (b. 1898)
1965
Branch Rickey, American baseball player and manager (b. 1884)
1964
Edith Sitwell, English poet and critic (b. 1887)
1963
Daniel O. Fagunwa, Nigerian author and educator (b. 1903)
1963
Perry Miller, American historian, author, and academic (b. 1905)
1957
Ali İhsan Sâbis, Turkish general (b. 1882)
1945
Yun Chi-ho, South Korean activist and politician (b. 1864)
1944
Laird Cregar, American actor (b. 1913)
1943
Georges Dufrénoy, French painter (b. 1870)
1941
Dmitry Merezhkovsky, Russian author, poet, and philosopher (b. 1865)
1937
Lilias Armstrong, English phonetician (b. 1882)
1937
Gustaf Dalén, Swedish physicist and engineer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1869)
1935
Walter Liggett, American journalist and activist (b. 1886)
1932
Karl Blossfeldt, German photographer, sculptor, and educator (b. 1865)
1932
Begum Rokeya, Bangladeshi social worker and author (b. 1880)
1930
Rube Foster, American baseball player and manager (b. 1879)
1924
Bernard Zweers, Dutch composer and educator (b. 1854)
1916
Natsume Sōseki, Japanese author and poet (b. 1867)
1906
Ferdinand Brunetière, French author and critic (b. 1849)
1887
Mahmadu Lamine, Senegalese religious leader
1858
Robert Baldwin, Canadian lawyer and politician, 3rd Premier of Canada West (b. 1804)
1854
Almeida Garrett, Portuguese journalist and author (b. 1799)
1830
Heinrich Christian Friedrich Schumacher, Danish surgeon, botanist, and academic (b. 1757)
1798
Johann Reinhold Forster, German pastor, botanist, and ornithologist (b. 1729)
1793
Yolande de Polastron, French-Austrian educator (b. 1749)
1761
Tarabai, Queen of Chatrapati Rajaram (b. 1675)
1718
Vincenzo Coronelli, Italian monk and cartographer (b. 1650)
1706
Peter II of Portugal (b. 1648)
1674
Edward Hyde, 1st Earl of Clarendon, English historian and politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer (b. 1609)
1669
Pope Clement IX (b. 1600)
1641
Anthony van Dyck, Belgian-English painter and illustrator (b. 1599)
1636
Fabian Birkowski, Polish preacher and author (b. 1566)
1625
Ubbo Emmius, Dutch historian and geographer (b. 1547)
1603
William Watson, English priest (b. 1559)
1565
Pope Pius IV (b. 1499)
1544
Teofilo Folengo, Italian poet (b. 1491)
1437
Sigismund, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1368)
1299
Bohemond I, Archbishop of Trier
1268
Vaišvilkas, Prince of Black Ruthenia, Grand Duke of Lithuania
1242
Richard le Gras, Lord Keeper of England and Abbot of Evesham
1165
Malcolm IV of Scotland (b. 1141)
1117
Gertrude of Brunswick, Markgräfin of Meißen
1048
Al-Biruni, Persian mathematician (b. 973)
933
Li Congrong, prince of Later Tang
748
Nasr ibn Sayyar, Umayyad general and politician (b. 663)
730
Al-Jarrah ibn Abdallah, Arab general
638
Sergius I of Constantinople