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On This Day in History:  February 19

February 19 is the 50th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. 315 days remain until the end of the year (316 in leap years).

Lottery News On This Day

2020
Lottery industry facing new threat in 'skill' games. State lotteries are grappling with the rapid spread of unregulated skill gaming machines, which are found in convenience stores, bars, restaurants and taverns across the country.
2020
Arkansas Lottery plans boost in Natural State Jackpot to celebrate 10-year anniversary. To celebrate its 10-year anniversary, the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery is planning a big boost in the Natural State Jackpot (NSJ) if it reaches $150,000 this week.
2019
Florida man claims $15.5M Lotto jackpot. An Estero man is taking home millions in Florida Lotto winnings, according to the Florida Lottery.
2018
Lottery scammer rigged more drawings than first thought, records show. The computer program that a former lottery security official used to rig drawings worth millions of dollars in Iowa and other states was more expansive than investigators first discovered, court records filed last week show.
2017
$403 MILLION: Red hot Powerball jackpot rolls again. This week Powerball is the hot ticket, featuring a lump-sum cash payout of nearly a quarter billion dollars.
2016
Odds not in favor of Alabamians voting on a lottery this year. Leadership in the Alabama Senate says there's less than a coin flip's chance a lottery bill passes the upper chamber this year.
2015
Dozens of 'dead people' collected NJ lottery prizes last year. Nearly four dozen New Jersey lottery winners collected their prizes with false Social Security numbers belonging to dead people, according to an audit of the state lottery system.
2014
Lottery hopefuls line up for chance to win $400M Powerball jackpot. Tonight's Powerball drawing carries an estimated $400 million jackpot, one of the largest in U.S. lottery history.
2014
Man wins $1M in Powerball after playing same numbers for 20 years. A dedicated lottery player has won a $1 million Powerball prize after playing the same numbers every week for two decades.
2013
Arkansas Lottery paid out $1 billion in prizes in 3 years. The Arkansas Scholarship Lottery today announced that total prizes awarded to players in Arkansas have exceeded the astonishing $1 billion mark early Monday.
2012
Idaho's biggest lottery winner knew he would win. The biggest lottery winner in Idaho state history attributes his massive Powerball win to skill and a knowledge that one day he would win.
2010
N.Y. grandmother wins $1M lottery prize. Western New York's newest millionaire thought she had made a mistake when she scratched off the winning space on the state Lottery's new Smooth 7s instant game.
2010
Saskatchewan couple wins $20M lottery jackpot. Saskatchewan's most recently minted multi-millionaires may have traveled to their press conference in a limousine Thursday, but the couple say they are simple people who just happened to have won $20 million.
2009
Woman claims Publix cashier threw away winning lotto ticket. After a Florida woman won the Pick 4 lotto game, a cashier working at the Publix that validated her lottery ticket threw away the winning ticket.
2008
$220M Mega Millions lottery jackpot advice offered. A drool-inducing $220 million is up for grabs in Tuesday night's Mega Millions lottery drawing. Before all that green goes to your head, we asked three Atlanta-based experts what should be the first five things on a lottery winner's to do list.
2007
Jamaica police officers arrested in lottery scam crackdown. Operation Kingfish says it is now targeting several police personnel who are involved in the deadly Jamaica lottery scam operating out of Montego Bay, St. James.
2007
Police grab millionaire teenager suspected in lottery scam. Jamaica police investigating an international sweepstakes and lottery scam, were last night interrogating a 19-year-old St James woman to determine how she came to have $1 million in cash in her possession.
2007
W. Canada Lottery web mistake causes player confusion. A computer operator mistake led "winning numbers" of Western Canada Lottery Corp.'s (WCLC) Millionaire Life contest to hit the corporation's website Saturday, long before the scheduled Feb. 28 draw.
2007
Lottery Winners Sued As Nuisances. A couple who talked of helping young people fight drug addiction and alcohol abuse after winning a $2.6 million Oregon Lottery jackpot are facing a city lawsuit alleging they held a four-month-long party that included public sex, fights and signs of drug dealing.
2007
One year later, Powerball still treats them well. A year after eight co-workers split a still-record Powerball jackpot of $365 million, the winners are doing well and spending money with level heads.
2007
Cancer victim struggles to get $1 million lottery prize in lump sum. When Wayne A. Schenk won a million-dollar lottery prize Jan. 12, he thought he would be able to use it to cover $400,000 in cancer treatments, but what he didn't count on was the state lottery insisting on spreading out the payment for 20 years.
2004
Mega Millions Jackpot Raised to $222 Million. As of 11:30 a.m. today, lottery officials for the Mega Millions game announced that -- due to solid ticket sales -- the estimated jackpot for Friday, February 20 has been increased to $222 million.
2004
Mega Millions lottery jackpot fever. Have you bought your lottery ticket yet for the world's biggest lottery jackpot? You still have time. The <a href="http://www.megamillionsonline.com">Mega Millions Lottery</a> jackpot is up to $215 million, and is expected to climb even higher by Friday's drawing.
2004
$35 Million Powerball Jackpot. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Wednesday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $35 million, with a cash option of $19.2 million.
2004
Wyoming Takes Step Towards Instituting Lottery. In a narrow vote, Wyoming lawmakers chose to support a bill that would allow the state to get into the lottery game.
2004
British Lotto winner's legal problems grow. Michael Carroll -- dubbed the "Lotto Lout" in the British press -- has a long rap sheet, which includes brushes with the law both before and after his big win.
2004
Times Square gets Mega ball drop. The drawing for the $215 million Mega Millions jackpot will be held in Times Square tomorrow, and New York's exuberant lottery celebrity, Yolanda Vega, will announce the winning numbers.
2004
Tennessee Lottery selects TV outlets. The Tennessee Lottery has selected the TV stations that will take part in the launch of Cash 3 on March 1 and the televised Powerball drawings in late spring.
2004
Head of Nebraska Lottery Resigns After Inquiry Clears Him. The head of the Nebraska lottery resigned Wednesday, a week after an investigation cleared him of wrongdoing for taking his wife on a trip to Greece that was paid for by a lottery vendor.
2004
Bill outlines changes for Minnesota Lottery operations. The Minnesota Lottery would have far less independence from the normal checks and balances of state government under a bill proposed by two legislators.
2004
Extensive Minnesota lottery probe underway. Minnesota gambling enforcement agents have begun a sweeping investigation into the Minnesota State Lottery that likely will involve inspecting hundreds of contracts with vendors for any improprieties. It is expected to take months to complete.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$435.3 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 22, 2017
2.$425.3 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 19, 2014
3.$282 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 20, 2019
4.$246 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 21, 2018
5.$239 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 20, 2004
6.$220 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 19, 2008
7.$212 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 20, 2016
8.$206 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 19, 2019
9.€176 Million
US$199.34 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Feb 19, 2019
10.€160 Million
US$197.54 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Feb 20, 2018
11.$185 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 20, 2018
12.$175 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 21, 2006
13.$172 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 21, 2014
14.$150 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 20, 2007
15.$126 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 19, 2011
16.€102.03 Million
US$125.96 Million
Draw Date
Feb 20, 2018
17.$125 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 21, 2009
18.€107.49 Million
US$121.74 Million
Draw Date
Feb 19, 2019
19.$120 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 20, 2009
20.$104 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 19, 2016
21.$100 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 20, 2008
21.$100 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 20, 2015
23.€91.58 Million
US$96.6 Million
Draw Date
Feb 21, 2017
24.$93 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 21, 2001
25.$82 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 22, 2005

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1985
Tuesday, Feb 19, 1985
35 years old
1985
Tuesday, Feb 19, 1985
35 years old
1983
Saturday, Feb 19, 1983
37 years old
1982
Friday, Feb 19, 1982
38 years old
1981
Thursday, Feb 19, 1981
39 years old
1973
Monday, Feb 19, 1973
47 years old
1972
Saturday, Feb 19, 1972
48 years old
1971
Friday, Feb 19, 1971
49 years old
1971
Friday, Feb 19, 1971
49 years old
1965
Friday, Feb 19, 1965
55 years old
1963
Tuesday, Feb 19, 1963
57 years old
1961
Sunday, Feb 19, 1961
59 years old
1960
Friday, Feb 19, 1960
60 years old
1959
Thursday, Feb 19, 1959
61 years old
1958
Wednesday, Feb 19, 1958
62 years old
1955
Saturday, Feb 19, 1955
65 years old
1955
Saturday, Feb 19, 1955
65 years old
1950
Sunday, Feb 19, 1950
70 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day

2012
Forty-four people are killed in a prison brawl in Apodaca, Nuevo León, Mexico.
2011
The debut exhibition of the Belitung shipwreck, containing the largest collection of Tang dynasty artifacts found in one location, begins in Singapore.
2006
A methane explosion in a coal mine near Nueva Rosita, Mexico, kills 65 miners.
2003
An Ilyushin Il-76 military aircraft crashes near Kerman, Iran, killing 275.
2002
NASA's Mars Odyssey space probe begins to map the surface of Mars using its thermal emission imaging system.
1986
Akkaraipattu massacre: the Sri Lankan Army massacres 80 Tamil farm workers in eastern Sri Lanka.
1985
William J. Schroeder becomes the first recipient of an artificial heart to leave hospital.
1985
Iberia Airlines Boeing 727 crashes into Mount Oiz in Spain, killing 148.
1978
Egyptian forces raid Larnaca International Airport in an attempt to intervene in a hijacking, without authorisation from the Republic of Cyprus authorities. The Cypriot National Guard and Police forces kill 15 Egyptian commandos and destroy the Egyptian C-130 transport plane in open combat.
1976
Executive Order 9066, which led to the relocation of Japanese Americans to internment camps, is rescinded by President Gerald Ford's Proclamation 4417.
1965
Colonel Phạm Ngọc Thảo of the Army of the Republic of Vietnam, and a communist spy of the North Vietnamese Viet Minh, along with Generals Lâm Văn Phát and Trần Thiện Khiêm, all Catholics, attempt a coup against the military junta of the Buddhist Nguyễn Khánh.
1963
The publication of Betty Friedan's The Feminine Mystique reawakens the feminist movement in the United States as women's organizations and consciousness raising groups spread.
1960
China successfully launches the T-7, its first sounding rocket.
1959
The United Kingdom grants Cyprus independence, which is formally proclaimed on August 16, 1960.
1954
Transfer of Crimea: The Soviet Politburo of the Soviet Union orders the transfer of the Crimean Oblast from the Russian SFSR to the Ukrainian SSR.
1953
Censorship: Georgia approves the first literature censorship board in the United States.
1949
Ezra Pound is awarded the first Bollingen Prize in poetry by the Bollingen Foundation and Yale University.
1948
The Conference of Youth and Students of Southeast Asia Fighting for Freedom and Independence convenes in Calcutta.
1945
World War II: Battle of Iwo Jima: About 30,000 United States Marines land on the island of Iwo Jima.
1943
World War II: Battle of Kasserine Pass in Tunisia begins.
1942
World War II: Nearly 250 Japanese warplanes attack the northern Australian city of Darwin, killing 243 people.
1942
World War II: United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs executive order 9066, allowing the United States military to relocate Japanese Americans to internment camps.
1937
Yekatit 12: During a public ceremony at the Viceregal Palace (the former Imperial residence) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, two Ethiopian nationalists of Eritrean origin attempt to kill viceroy Rodolfo Graziani with a number of grenades.
1915
World War I: The first naval attack on the Dardanelles begins when a strong Anglo-French task force bombards Ottoman artillery along the coast of Gallipoli.
1913
Pedro Lascuráin becomes President of Mexico for 45 minutes; this is the shortest term to date of any person as president of any country.
1884
More than sixty tornadoes strike the Southern United States, one of the largest tornado outbreaks in U.S. history.
1878
Thomas Edison patents the phonograph.
1859
Daniel E. Sickles, a New York Congressman, is acquitted of murder on grounds of temporary insanity.
1847
The first group of rescuers reaches the Donner Party.
1846
In Austin, Texas the newly formed Texas state government is officially installed. The Republic of Texas government officially transfers power to the State of Texas government following the annexation of Texas by the United States.
1819
British explorer William Smith discovers the South Shetland Islands and claims them in the name of King George III.
1807
Former Vice President of the United States Aaron Burr is arrested for treason in Wakefield, Alabama and confined to Fort Stoddert.
1726
The Supreme Privy Council is established in Russia.
1674
England and the Netherlands sign the Treaty of Westminster, ending the Third Anglo-Dutch War. A provision of the agreement transfers the Dutch colony of New Amsterdam to England, and it is renamed New York.
1649
The Second Battle of Guararapes takes place, effectively ending Dutch colonization efforts in Brazil.
1600
The Peruvian stratovolcano Huaynaputina explodes in the most violent eruption in the recorded history of South America.
1594
Having already been elected to the throne of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth in 1587, Sigismund III of the House of Vasa is crowned King of Sweden, having succeeded his father John III of Sweden in 1592.
356
Emperor Constantius II issues a decree closing all pagan temples in the Roman Empire.
197
Emperor Septimius Severus defeats usurper Clodius Albinus in the Battle of Lugdunum, the bloodiest battle between Roman armies.

Births On This Day

2001
David Mazouz, American actor
1998
Katharina Gerlach, German tennis player
1995
Nikola Jokić, Serbian basketball player
1994
Sam Lisone, New Zealand-Samoan rugby league player
1994
Tiina Trutsi, Estonian footballer
1993
Mauro Icardi, Argentinian footballer
1992
Jelena Simić, Bosnian tennis player
1991
Christoph Kramer, German national footballer
1991
Trevor Bayne, American race car driver
1988
Shawn Matthias, Canadian ice hockey player
1988
Seth Morrison, American guitarist
1987
Anna Cappellini, Italian ice dancer
1986
Kyle Chipchura, Canadian ice hockey player
1986
Marta, Brazilian footballer
1986
Maria Mena, Norwegian singer-songwriter
1986
Michael Schwimer, American baseball player
1985
Haylie Duff, American actress and singer
1984
Chris Richardson, American singer-songwriter
1983
Kotoōshū Katsunori, Bulgarian sumo wrestler
1983
Mika Nakashima, Japanese singer and actress
1983
Ryan Whitney, American ice hockey player
1981
Beth Ditto, American singer
1980
Dwight Freeney, American football player
1980
Ma Lin, Chinese table tennis player
1980
Mike Miller, American basketball player
1979
Steve Cherundolo, American soccer player and manager
1978
Ben Gummer, English scholar and politician
1978
Immortal Technique, Peruvian-American rapper
1977
Ola Salo, Swedish singer-songwriter and keyboard player
1977
Andrew Ross Sorkin, American journalist and author
1977
Gianluca Zambrotta, Italian footballer and manager
1975
Daniel Adair, Canadian drummer and producer
1975
Daewon Song, South Korean-American skateboarder, co-founded Almost Skateboards
1972
Francine Fournier, American wrestler and manager
1972
Sunset Thomas, American pornographic actress
1971
Miguel Batista, Dominican baseball player and poet
1971
Richard Green, Australian golfer
1971
Jeff Kinney, American author and illustrator
1970
Joacim Cans, Swedish singer-songwriter
1969
Burton C. Bell, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1969
Helena Guergis, Canadian businesswoman and politician
1968
Frank Watkins, American bass player (d. 2015)
1968
Prince Markie Dee, American rapper and actor
1967
Benicio del Toro, Puerto Rican-American actor, director, and producer
1966
Justine Bateman, American actress and producer
1966
Paul Haarhuis, Dutch tennis player and coach
1966
Eduardo Xol, American designer and author
1965
Jon Fishman, American drummer
1965
Clark Hunt, American businessman
1965
Leroy, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1964
Doug Aldrich, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1964
Jonathan Lethem, American novelist, essayist, and short story writer
1963
Seal, English singer-songwriter
1963
Jessica Tuck, American actress
1962
Hana Mandlíková, Czech-Australian tennis player and coach
1961
Justin Fashanu, English footballer (d. 1998)
1961
Ernie Gonzalez, American golfer
1960
Prince Andrew, Duke of York
1960
John Paul, Jr., American race car driver
1959
Roger Goodell, American businessman
1958
Tommy Cairo, American wrestler
1958
Helen Fielding, English author and screenwriter
1958
Steve Nieve, English keyboard player and composer
1957
Falco, Austrian singer-songwriter, rapper, and musician (d. 1998)
1957
Dave Stewart, American baseball player and coach
1957
Ray Winstone, English actor
1956
Kathleen Beller, American actress
1956
Peter Holsapple, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1956
Roderick MacKinnon, American biologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
1956
Dave Wakeling, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
1955
Jeff Daniels, American actor and playwright
1954
Sócrates, Brazilian footballer and manager (d. 2011)
1954
Francis Buchholz, German bass player
1954
Michael Gira, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1953
Corrado Barazzutti, Italian tennis player
1953
Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, Argentinian lawyer and politician, 52nd President of Argentina
1953
Massimo Troisi, Italian actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1994)
1952
Ryū Murakami, Japanese novelist and filmmaker
1952
Rodolfo Neri Vela, Mexican engineer and astronaut
1952
Gary Seear, New Zealand rugby player (d. 2018)
1952
Dave Cheadle, American baseball player (d. 2012)
1952
Amy Tan, American novelist, essayist, and short story writer.
1952
Danilo Türk, Slovene academic and politician, 3rd President of Slovenia
1951
Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri, Pakistani scholar and politician, founder of Minhaj-ul-Quran
1950
Juice Leskinen, Finnish singer-songwriter (d. 2006)
1950
Andy Powell, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
1949
Danielle Bunten Berry, American game designer and programmer (d. 1998)
1949
Eddie Hardin, English singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 2015)
1949
William Messner-Loebs, American author and illustrator
1948
Mark Andes, American singer-songwriter and bass player
1948
Pim Fortuyn, Dutch sociologist, academic, and politician (d. 2002)
1948
Tony Iommi, English guitarist and songwriter
1947
Jackie Curtis, American actress and playwright (d. 1985)
1947
Tim Shadbolt, New Zealand businessman and politician, 42nd Mayor of Invercargill
1946
Paul Dean, Canadian guitarist
1946
Peter Hudson, Australian footballer and coach
1946
Karen Silkwood, American technician and activist (d. 1974)
1945
Yuri Antonov, Uzbek-Russian singer-songwriter
1944
Les Hinton, English-American journalist and businessman
1943
Lou Christie, American singer-songwriter
1943
Homer Hickam, American author and engineer
1943
Tim Hunt, English biochemist and academic, Nobel laureate
1942
Cyrus Chothia emeritus scientist at the Laboratory of Molecular Biology
1942
Paul Krause, American football player and politician
1942
Howard Stringer, Welsh businessman
1942
Will Provine, American biologist, historian, and academic (d. 2015)
1941
David Gross, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
1941
Jenny Tonge, Baroness Tonge, English politician
1940
Saparmurat Niyazov, Turkmen engineer and politician, 1st President of Turkmenistan (d. 2006)
1940
Smokey Robinson, American singer-songwriter and producer (The Miracles)
1940
Bobby Rogers, American singer-songwriter (d. 2013)
1939
Erin Pizzey, English activist and author, founded Refuge
1938
Choekyi Gyaltsen, 10th Panchen Lama (d. 1989)
1937
Terry Carr, American author and educator (d. 1987)
1937
Norm O'Neill, Australian cricketer and sportscaster (d. 2008)
1936
Sam Myers, American singer-songwriter (d. 2006)
1936
Frederick Seidel, American poet
1935
Dave Niehaus, American sportscaster (d. 2010)
1935
Russ Nixon, American MLB catcher and coach (d. 2016)
1932
Joseph P. Kerwin, American captain, physician, and astronaut
1930
John Frankenheimer, American director and producer (d. 2002)
1930
Kasinathuni Viswanath, Indian actor, director, and screenwriter
1929
Jacques Deray, French director and screenwriter (d. 2003)
1927
Philippe Boiry, French journalist (d. 2014)
1926
György Kurtág, Hungarian composer and academic
1924
David Bronstein, Ukrainian chess player and theoretician (d. 2006)
1924
Lee Marvin, American actor (d. 1987)
1922
Władysław Bartoszewski, Polish journalist and politician, Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs (d. 2015)
1920
C. Z. Guest, American actress, fashion designer, and author (d. 2003)
1920
Jaan Kross, Estonian author and poet (d. 2007)
1920
George Rose, English actor and singer (d. 1988)
1918
Fay McKenzie, American actress
1917
Carson McCullers, American novelist, short story writer, playwright, and essayist (d. 1967)
1916
Eddie Arcaro, American jockey and sportscaster (d. 1997)
1915
John Freeman, English lawyer, politician, and diplomat, British Ambassador to the United States (d. 2014)
1914
Thelma Kench, New Zealand Olympic sprinter (d. 1985)
1913
Prince Pedro Gastão of Orléans-Braganza (d. 2007)
1913
Frank Tashlin, American animator and screenwriter (d. 1972)
1912
Dorothy Janis, American actress (d. 2010)
1912
Saul Chaplin, American composer (d. 1997)
1911
Merle Oberon, Indian-American actress (d. 1979)
1904
Havank, Dutch journalist and author (d. 1964)
1904
Elisabeth Welch, American-English singer and actress (d. 2003)
1902
Kay Boyle, American novelist, short story writer, and educator (d. 1992)
1899
Lucio Fontana, Argentinian-Italian painter and sculptor (d. 1968)
1897
Alma Rubens, American actress (d. 1931)
1896
André Breton, French poet and author (d. 1966)
1895
Louis Calhern, American actor (d. 1956)
1893
Cedric Hardwicke, English actor and director (d. 1964)
1888
José Eustasio Rivera, Colombian lawyer and poet (d. 1928)
1886
José Abad Santos, Filipino lawyer and jurist, 5th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines (d. 1942)
1880
Álvaro Obregón, Mexican general and politician, 39th President of Mexico (d. 1928)
1878
Harriet Bosse, Swedish-Norwegian actress (d. 1961)
1877
Gabriele Münter, German painter (d. 1962)
1876
Constantin Brâncuși, Romanian-French sculptor, painter, and photographer (d. 1957)
1872
Johan Pitka, Estonian admiral (d. 1944)
1869
Hovhannes Tumanyan, Armenian-Russian poet and author (d. 1923)
1865
Sven Hedin, Swedish geographer and explorer (d. 1952)
1859
Svante Arrhenius, Swedish physicist and chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1927)
1855
Nishinoumi Kajirō I, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 16th Yokozuna (d. 1908)
1841
Elfrida Andrée, Swedish organist, composer, and conductor (d. 1929)
1833
Élie Ducommun, Swiss journalist and activist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1906)
1821
August Schleicher, German linguist and academic (d. 1868)
1804
Carl von Rokitansky, German physician, pathologist, and philosopher (d. 1878)
1800
Émilie Gamelin, Canadian nun and social worker, founded the Sisters of Providence (d. 1851)
1798
Allan MacNab, Canadian soldier, lawyer, and politician, Premier of Canada West (d. 1862)
1743
Luigi Boccherini, Italian cellist and composer (d. 1805)
1717
David Garrick, English actor, playwright, and producer (d. 1779)
1660
Friedrich Hoffmann, German physician and chemist (d. 1742)
1630
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, Indian warrior king and a member of the Bhonsle Maratha clan
1611
Andries de Graeff, Dutch politician (d. 1678)
1594
Henry Frederick, Prince of Wales (d. 1612)
1552
Melchior Klesl, Austrian cardinal (d. 1630)
1532
Jean-Antoine de Baïf, French poet (d. 1589)
1526
Carolus Clusius, Flemish botanist and academic (d. 1609)
1519
Froben Christoph of Zimmern, German author of the Zimmern Chronicle (d. 1566)
1497
Matthäus Schwarz, German fashion writer (d. 1574)
1473
Nicolaus Copernicus, Polish mathematician and astronomer (d. 1543)
1461
Domenico Grimani, Italian cardinal (d. 1523)

Deaths On This Day

2019
Karl Lagerfeld, German fashion designer (b. 1933)
2017
Larry Coryell, American jazz guitarist (b. 1943)
2016
Umberto Eco, Italian novelist, literary critic, and philosopher (b. 1932)
2016
Harper Lee, American author (b. 1926)
2016
Samuel Willenberg, Polish-Israeli sculptor and painter (b. 1923)
2015
Harold Johnson, American boxer (b. 1928)
2015
Nirad Mohapatra, Indian director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1947)
2015
Harris Wittels, American actor, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1984)
2014
Kresten Bjerre, Danish footballer and manager (b. 1946)
2014
Dale Gardner, American captain and astronaut (b. 1948)
2014
Valeri Kubasov, Russian engineer and astronaut (b. 1935)
2013
Armen Alchian, American economist and academic (b. 1914)
2013
Park Chul-soo, South Korean director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1948)
2013
Robert Coleman Richardson, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1937)
2013
Donald Richie, American-Japanese author and critic (b. 1924)
2013
Eugene Whelan, Canadian farmer and politician, 22nd Canadian Minister of Agriculture (b. 1924)
2012
Ruth Barcan Marcus, American philosopher and logician (b. 1921)
2012
Jaroslav Velinský, Czech author and songwriter (b. 1932)
2012
Vitaly Vorotnikov, Russian politician, 27th Prime Minister of Russia (b. 1926)
2011
Ollie Matson, American sprinter and football player (b. 1930)
2009
Kelly Groucutt, English singer and bass player (b. 1945)
2008
Yegor Letov, Russian singer-songwriter (b. 1964)
2008
Lydia Shum, Chinese-Hong Kong actress and singer (b. 1945)
2007
Janet Blair, American actress and singer (b. 1921)
2007
Celia Franca, English-Canadian dancer and director, founded the National Ballet of Canada (b. 1921)
2003
Johnny Paycheck, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1938)
2002
Sylvia Rivera, American transgender LGBT activist (b. 1951)
2001
Stanley Kramer, American director and producer (b. 1913)
2001
Charles Trenet, French singer-songwriter (b. 1913)
2000
Friedensreich Hundertwasser, Austrian-New Zealand painter and illustrator (b. 1928)
1999
Mohammad Mohammad Sadeq al-Sadr, Iraqi cleric (b. 1943)
1998
Grandpa Jones, American singer-songwriter and banjo player (b. 1913)
1997
Leo Rosten, Polish-American author and academic (b. 1908)
1997
Deng Xiaoping, Chinese politician, 1st Vice Premier of the People's Republic of China (b. 1904)
1996
Charlie Finley, American businessman (b. 1918)
1994
Derek Jarman, English director and set designer (b. 1942)
1992
Tojo Yamamoto, American wrestler and manager (b. 1927)
1988
André Frédéric Cournand, French-American physician and physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1895)
1983
Alice White, American actress (b. 1904)
1980
Bon Scott, Scottish-Australian singer-songwriter (b. 1946)
1977
Anthony Crosland, English captain and politician, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (b. 1918)
1977
Mike González, Cuban baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1890)
1973
Joseph Szigeti, Hungarian violinist (b. 1892)
1972
John Grierson, Scottish director and producer (b. 1898)
1972
Lee Morgan, American trumpet player and composer (b. 1938)
1969
Madge Blake, American actress (b. 1899)
1962
Georgios Papanikolaou, Greek-American pathologist, invented the Pap smear (b. 1883)
1959
Willard Miller, American sailor, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1877)
1957
Maurice Garin, Italian-French cyclist (b. 1871)
1953
Richard Rushall, British businessman (b. 1864)
1952
Knut Hamsun, Norwegian novelist, poet, and playwright, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1859)
1951
André Gide, French novelist, essayist, and dramatist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1869)
1945
John Basilone, American sergeant, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1916)
1936
Billy Mitchell, American general and pilot (b. 1879)
1928
George Howard Earle, Jr., American lawyer and businessman (b. 1856)
1927
Robert Fuchs, Austrian composer and educator (b. 1847)
1916
Ernst Mach, Austrian-Czech physicist and philosopher (b. 1838)
1915
Gopal Krishna Gokhale, Indian philosopher and politician (b. 1866)
1897
Karl Weierstrass, German mathematician and academic (b. 1815)
1887
Multatuli, Dutch-German author and civil servant (b. 1820)
1837
Georg Büchner, German-Swiss poet and playwright (b. 1813)
1837
Thomas Burgess, English bishop and philosopher (b. 1756)
1806
Elizabeth Carter, English poet and translator (b. 1717)
1799
Jean-Charles de Borda, French mathematician, physicist, and sailor (b. 1733)
1789
Nicholas Van Dyke, American lawyer and politician, 7th Governor of Delaware (b. 1738)
1716
Dorothe Engelbretsdatter, Norwegian author and poet (b. 1634)
1709
Tokugawa Tsunayoshi, Japanese shōgun (b. 1646)
1672
Charles Chauncy, English-American minister, theologian, and academic (b. 1592)
1622
Henry Savile, English scholar and politician (b. 1549)
1605
Orazio Vecchi, Italian composer (b. 1550)
1602
Philippe Emmanuel, Duke of Mercœur (b. 1558)
1553
Erasmus Reinhold, German astronomer and mathematician (b. 1511)
1491
Enno I, Count of East Frisia, German noble (b. 1460)
1445
Leonor of Aragon, queen of Portugal (b. 1402)
1414
Thomas Arundel, Archbishop of Canterbury (b. 1353)
1408
Thomas Bardolf, 5th Baron Bardolf, English rebel
1300
Munio of Zamora, General of the Dominican Order
1275
Lal Shahbaz Qalandar, Sufi philosopher and poet (b. 1177)
1133
Irene Doukaina, Byzantine wife of Alexios I Komnenos (b. 1066)
446
Leontius of Trier, Bishop of Trier
197
Clodius Albinus, Roman usurper (b. 150)