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On This Day in History:  February 9

February 9 is the 40th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. 325 days remain until the end of the year (326 in leap years).

Lottery News On This Day

2020
Maryland Lottery launches new Fast Play instant games. Starting Monday, Maryland Lottery players will be able to play a new category of instant game that doesn't require any scratching.
2017
S.C. man wins lottery jackpot twice. A South Carolina man became a two-time lottery winner in a single day when he cashed in a pair of tickets worth $100,000 and $200,000.
2016
Arizona AG begins investigation of former Lottery director. The former Arizona Lottery director, who abruptly resigned last month following allegations of mismanagement of the agency, is under investigation by the Attorney General Mark Brnovich's office.
2016
Lottery bill scheduled for early hearing in Alabama Legislature. A proposal by some Republican lawmakers to allow a statewide vote on a lottery is scheduled for discussion in a public hearing on Wednesday.
2014
$284 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot rolls again. There was no jackpot winner in the Saturday night drawing of the multi-state Powerball lottery game, causing the grand prize to increase to an estimated $284 million for Wednesday's drawing.
2012
$310 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot in rare territory. For only the 13th time in the history of United States lotteries, a lottery jackpot run-up has crossed into $300 million+ territory.
2010
Canada lottery almanac for 2009 published. For the first time, Canada lottery players can obtain a year's worth of lottery winning numbers for each of the country's games in one book.
2010
Arizona lawmakers vote to extend state lottery. The Arizona House of Representatives on Monday voted to create a new lottery that would begin in mid-2012, when the current game expires.
2010
N.C. man claims $141M Powerball lottery jackpot. Retired Asheville Fire Department employee Frank Griffin is $47 million richer, but he has few grand plans for the money. He mainly wants to spend more time with his wife.
2007
Woman stole lottery tickets to get better working hours. A convenience store worker allegedly stole at least $800 worth of Pennsylvania Lottery tickets and gave the winning ones to her boss in exchange for better working hours, police said.
2007
GOP legislators question math in Texas lottery-sale plan. Texas Gov. Rick Perry's proposal to sell off the state lottery to fund cancer research and health insurance was met with skepticism Tuesday from a number of key Republican lawmakers who said the numbers don't add up.
2007
U.K. Lottery operator wants to create global super-lottery. Camelot will launch the first ever global lottery draw if it wins the right to run Britain's game for another 10 years -- with players from all over the world generating jackpots of up to half a billion pounds (nearly one trillion dollars).
2007
Company proposes new pooling lottery ticket to fight 'jackpot fatigue'. An Arizona company has designed a new lottery ticket concept that would enter the purchaser in a pool with other lottery players, at the same time entering chances that are not part of the pool.
2006
Powerball lottery jackpot reaches $250 million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Wednesday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $250 million, with a cash option of $120.1 million.
2006
Proposal takes aim at Lottery sales pitch to teens. Some lawmakers want to prohibit the Washington Lottery from advertising to anyone under 21 after learning the agency wants to increase its sales to teenagers.
2006
Lawsuit filed by N.C. Lottery foes to be heard Monday. A court battle that starts Monday in Wake County could be the last chance for critics to stop next month's launch of the N.C. lottery.
2006
Virginia Lottery looking for Lotto South winner. A winning $4 million Lotto South ticket, which was sold in Virginia near the North Carolina border, has yet to be claimed.
2005
Mega Millions jackpot increases to $50 million. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery grew to $50 million Wednesday.
2005
Oklahoma looks to start lottery in October. Oklahoma State Finance Director Scott Meacham says he's confident a state lottery will be in operation on a limited basis this fall.
2005
Wyoming lottery bill barely nixed. On a split vote, the Wyoming House narrowly defeated legislation allowing residents to play the Powerball lottery.
2005
Pennsylvania trio claims Powerball lottery jackpot. Three Pittsburgh-area women who work at PNC Financial Services Group will split $14.7 million for sharing the winning ticket in the Jan. 22 Powerball drawing.
2004
Powerball Jackpot Grows to $13 Million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Saturday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $13 million, with a cash option of $7.3 million.
2004
Powerball's $85.5 million winner remains a mystery. New Hampshire still waits for the winner of Wednesday's $85.5 million Powerball lottery jackpot to enter the spotlight.
2004
Hundreds split lottery winnings on popular number combo. The Pennsylvania Lottery either made a lot of people happy Friday night or reminded them that learning to share is still one of life's toughest lessons.
2004
Minn. lottery director helped steer business to friend's firm. The late director of the Minnesota State Lottery helped a friend's company keep a lucrative lottery contract, the Star Tribune reported on Saturday.
2004
New Mexico students rally against lottery proposal. Eastern New Mexico University's student body president, along with student leaders from across the state, are opposed to a change to the state's lottery scholarship that won approval this week from the Commission on Higher Education.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$564.1 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 11, 2015
2.$336.4 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 11, 2012
3.$286.1 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 12, 2014
4.$285 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 11, 2017
5.$250 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 11, 2006
6.$224 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 9, 2019
7.$202 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 11, 2020
8.€139.02 Million
US$191.23 Million
Draw Date
Feb 9, 2010
9.$184 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 10, 2018
10.€129 Million
US$175.65 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Feb 12, 2010
11.$173 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 12, 2019
12.€151 Million
US$170.78 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Feb 12, 2019
13.$157 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Feb 10, 2016
14.€128 Million
US$156.8 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Feb 9, 2018
15.$150 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 12, 2008
16.$136 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 9, 2018
17.€100 Million
US$130.13 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Feb 9, 2007
18.$125 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 11, 2003
19.$122 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 11, 2014
20.$121 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 10, 2004
21.€97.41 Million
US$119.36 Million
Draw Date
Feb 10, 2018
22.€103.14 Million
US$116.77 Million
Draw Date
Feb 9, 2019
23.€90 Million
US$110.25 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Feb 9, 2018
24.$102 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Feb 10, 2006
25.€86.09 Million
US$91.86 Million
Draw Date
Feb 9, 2017

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1989
Thursday, Feb 9, 1989
31 years old
1987
Monday, Feb 9, 1987
33 years old
1984
Thursday, Feb 9, 1984
36 years old
1983
Wednesday, Feb 9, 1983
37 years old
1982
Tuesday, Feb 9, 1982
38 years old
1981
Monday, Feb 9, 1981
39 years old
1978
Thursday, Feb 9, 1978
42 years old
1971
Tuesday, Feb 9, 1971
49 years old
1971
Tuesday, Feb 9, 1971
49 years old
1971
Tuesday, Feb 9, 1971
49 years old
1971
Tuesday, Feb 9, 1971
49 years old
1968
Friday, Feb 9, 1968
52 years old
1964
Sunday, Feb 9, 1964
56 years old
1961
Thursday, Feb 9, 1961
59 years old
1953
Monday, Feb 9, 1953
67 years old
1952
Saturday, Feb 9, 1952
68 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day

2018
2018 Winter Olympics: opening ceremony is performed in Pyeongchang County in South Korea.
2016
Two passenger trains collided in the German town of Bad Aibling in the state of Bavaria. Twelve people died, and 85 others were injured.
1996
The Provisional Irish Republican Army declares the end to its 18-month ceasefire and explodes a large bomb in London's Canary Wharf, killing two people.
1996
Copernicium is discovered, by Sigurd Hofmann, Victor Ninov et al.
1991
Voters in Lithuania vote for independence.
1986
Halley's Comet last appeared in the inner Solar System.
1978
The Budd Company unveils its first SPV-2000 self-propelled railcar in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
1975
The Soyuz 17 Soviet spacecraft returns to Earth.
1971
The 6.5-6.7 Mw Sylmar earthquake hits the Greater Los Angeles Area with a maximum Mercalli intensity of XI (Extreme), killing 64 and injuring 2,000.
1971
Satchel Paige becomes the first Negro League player to be voted into the USA's Baseball Hall of Fame.
1971
Apollo program: Apollo 14 returns to Earth after the third manned Moon landing.
1965
The United States Marine Corps sends a MIM-23 Hawk missile battalion to South Vietnam, the first American troops in-country without an official advisory or training mission.
1964
The Beatles make their first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, performing before a "record-busting" audience of 73 million viewers across the USA.
1959
The R-7 Semyorka, the first intercontinental ballistic missile, becomes operational at Plesetsk, USSR.
1951
Korean War: The two-day Geochang massacre begins as a battalion of the 11th Division of the South Korean Army kills 719 unarmed citizens in Geochang, in the South Gyeongsang district of South Korea
1950
Second Red Scare: US Senator Joseph McCarthy accuses the United States Department of State of being filled with Communists.
1945
World War II: Battle of the Atlantic: HMS Venturer sinks U-864 off the coast of Fedje, Norway, in a rare instance of submarine-to-submarine combat.
1945
World War II: A force of Allied aircraft unsuccessfully attacked a German destroyer in Førdefjorden, Norway.
1943
World War II: Allied authorities declare Guadalcanal secure after Imperial Japan evacuates its remaining forces from the island, ending the Battle of Guadalcanal.
1942
World War II: Top United States military leaders hold their first formal meeting to discuss American military strategy in the war.
1942
Year-round Daylight saving time aka War Time is re-instated in the United States as a wartime measure to help conserve energy resources.
1941
World War II: The Cathedral of San Lorenzo in Genoa, Italy is struck by a bomb which fails to detonate.
1934
The Balkan Entente is formed.
1922
Brazil becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.
1920
Under the terms of the Svalbard Treaty, international diplomacy recognizes Norwegian sovereignty over Arctic archipelago Svalbard, and designates it as demilitarized.
1913
A group of meteors is visible across much of the eastern seaboard of North and South America, leading astronomers to conclude the source had been a small, short-lived natural satellite of the Earth.
1907
The Mud March is the first large procession organised by the National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies (NUWSS).
1904
Russo-Japanese War: Battle of Port Arthur concludes.
1900
The Davis Cup competition is established.
1895
William G. Morgan creates a game called Mintonette, which soon comes to be referred to as volleyball.
1889
US president Grover Cleveland signs a bill elevating the United States Department of Agriculture to a Cabinet-level agency.
1870
US president Ulysses S. Grant signs a joint resolution of Congress establishing the U.S. Weather Bureau.
1861
American Civil War: Jefferson Davis is elected the Provisional President of the Confederate States of America by the Confederate convention at Montgomery, Alabama.
1849
The new Roman Republic is declared.
1825
After no candidate receives a majority of electoral votes in the US presidential election of 1824, the United States House of Representatives elects John Quincy Adams as President of the United States.
1788
The Habsburg Empire joins the Russo-Turkish War in the Russian camp.
1775
American Revolutionary War: The British Parliament declares Massachusetts in rebellion.
1654
The Capture of Fort Rocher takes place during the Anglo-Spanish War.
1621
Gregory XV becomes Pope, the last Pope elected by acclamation.
1555
Bishop of Gloucester John Hooper is burned at the stake.
1003
Boleslaus III is restored to authority with armed support from Bolesław I the Brave of Poland.
474
Zeno is crowned as co-emperor of the Byzantine Empire.

Births On This Day

1995
André Burakovsky, Swedish ice hockey player
1995
Mario Pašalić, Croatian footballer
1993
Niclas Füllkrug, German footballer
1992
Kyle Feldt, Australian rugby league player
1992
Mitchell Frei, Australian rugby league player
1992
Avan Jogia, Canadian actor
1991
Logan Ryan, American football player
1990
Tariq Sims, Australian-Fijian rugby league player
1989
Maxime Dufour-Lapointe, Canadian skier
1988
Lotte Friis, Danish swimmer
1987
Sam Coulson, English guitarist
1987
Michael B. Jordan, American actor
1987
Davide Lanzafame, Italian footballer
1987
Magdalena Neuner, German biathlete
1985
David Gallagher, American actor
1984
Maurice Ager, American basketball player, singer, and producer
1984
Shōhōzan Yūya, Japanese sumo wrestler
1983
Mikel Arruabarrena, Spanish footballer
1982
Domingo Cisma, Spanish footballer
1982
Jameer Nelson, American basketball player
1982
Ami Suzuki, Japanese singer-songwriter and actress
1982
Chris Weale, English footballer and manager
1981
Tom Hiddleston, English actor, producer, and musical performer
1981
Daisuke Sekimoto, Japanese wrestler
1980
Angelos Charisteas, Greek footballer
1980
Margarita Levieva, Russian-American actress
1980
Manu Raju, American journalist
1979
Akinori Iwamura, Japanese baseball player
1979
Irina Slutskaya, Russian figure skater
1978
A. J. Buckley, Irish-Canadian actor, director, and screenwriter
1976
Charlie Day, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
1975
Kurt Asle Arvesen, Norwegian cyclist and coach
1975
Clinton Grybas, Australian journalist and sportscaster (d. 2008)
1975
Vladimir Guerrero, Dominican-American baseball player
1974
Brad Maynard, American football player
1974
Amber Valletta, American model
1974
John Wallace, American basketball player and coach
1973
Svetlana Boginskaya, Belarusian gymnast
1973
Colin Egglesfield, American actor
1973
Makoto Shinkai, Japanese animator, director, and screenwriter
1972
Darren Ferguson, Scottish footballer and manager
1971
Matt Gogel, American golfer
1971
Johan Mjällby, Swedish footballer and manager
1970
Glenn McGrath, Australian cricketer and sportscaster
1969
Jimmy Smith, American football player
1968
Alejandra Guzmán, Mexican singer-songwriter and actress
1968
Derek Strong, American basketball player and race car driver
1967
Todd Pratt, American baseball player and coach
1967
Dan Shulman, Canadian sportscaster
1966
Harald Eia, Norwegian comedian, actor, and screenwriter
1965
Dieter Baumann, German runner
1964
Debrah Miceli, Italian-American wrestler and manager
1964
Dewi Morris, English rugby player
1964
Ernesto Valverde, Spanish footballer and manager
1964
Alejandro Ávila, Mexican telenovela actor
1963
Brian Greene, American physicist
1963
Peter Rowsthorn, Australian comedian and actor
1963
Travis Tritt, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
1962
Anik Bissonnette, Canadian ballerina
1961
John Kruk, American baseball player and sportscaster
1960
Holly Johnson, English singer-songwriter and bass player
1960
David Simon, American journalist, author, screenwriter, and television producer
1960
Peggy Whitson, American biochemist and astronaut
1958
Sandy Lyle, Scottish golfer
1958
Chris Nilan, American ice hockey player, coach, and radio host
1957
Terry McAuliffe, American businessman and politician, 72nd Governor of Virginia
1957
Gordon Strachan, Scottish footballer and manager
1956
Mookie Wilson, American baseball player and coach
1955
Jerry Beck, American historian and author
1955
Jimmy Pursey, English singer-songwriter and producer
1955
Charles Shaughnessy, English actor
1954
Jo Duffy, American author
1954
Chris Gardner, American businessman and philanthropist
1954
Kevin Warwick, English cybernetics scientist
1953
Ciarán Hinds, Irish actor
1953
Ezechiele Ramin, Italian missionary, priest, and martyr (d. 1985)
1953
Gabriel Rotello, American journalist and author, founded OutWeek
1952
Danny White, American football player and sportscaster
1951
David Pomeranz, American singer, musician, and composer
1950
Richard F. Colburn, American sergeant and politician
1949
Bernard Gallacher, Scottish golfer and journalist
1949
Judith Light, American actress
1948
Guy Standing, English economist and academic
1947
Carla Del Ponte, Swiss lawyer and diplomat
1947
Joe Ely, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1947
Major Harris, American R&B singer (d. 2012)
1947
Alexis Smirnoff, Canadian-American wrestler and actor
1946
Bob Eastwood, American golfer
1946
Vince Papale, American football player and sportscaster
1946
Jim Webb, American captain and politician, 18th United States Secretary of the Navy
1945
Mia Farrow, American actress, activist, and former fashion model
1945
Yoshinori Ohsumi, Japanese cell biologist, 2016 Nobel Prize Laureate in Physiology or Medicine
1945
Carol Wood, American mathematician and academic
1944
Derryn Hinch, New Zealand-Australian radio and television host and politician
1944
Alice Walker, American novelist, short story writer, and poet
1943
Barbara Lewis, American soul/R&B singer-songwriter
1943
Joe Pesci, American actor
1943
Joseph Stiglitz, American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
1942
Carole King, American singer-songwriter and pianist
1941
Sheila Kuehl, American actress, lawyer, gay rights activist, and politician
1940
Brian Bennett, English drummer and songwriter
1940
J. M. Coetzee, South African-Australian novelist, essayist, and linguist, Nobel Prize laureate
1939
Barry Mann, American pianist, songwriter, and producer
1939
Janet Suzman, South African-British actress and director
1938
Ron Logan, Disney theatrical producer and professor
1937
Clete Boyer, American baseball player and manager (d. 2007)
1936
Clive Swift, English actor and singer-songwriter (d. 2019)
1935
Lionel Fanthorpe, English-Welsh priest, journalist, and author
1932
Tatsuro Hirooka, Japanese baseball player and manager
1932
Gerhard Richter, German painter and photographer
1931
Thomas Bernhard, Austrian author, poet, and playwright (d. 1989)
1931
Josef Masopust, Czech footballer and coach (d. 2015)
1931
Robert Morris, American sculptor and painter
1930
Garner Ted Armstrong, American evangelist and author (d. 2003)
1929
A. R. Antulay, Indian social worker and politician, 8th Chief Minister of Maharashtra (d. 2014)
1929
Clement Meadmore, Australian-American sculptor (d. 2005)
1928
Frank Frazetta, American painter and illustrator (d. 2010)
1928
Rinus Michels, Dutch footballer and coach (d. 2005)
1928
Roger Mudd, American journalist
1927
Richard A. Long, American historian and author (d. 2013)
1926
Garret FitzGerald, Irish lawyer and politician, 7th Taoiseach of Ireland (d. 2011)
1925
John B. Cobb, American philosopher and theologian
1925
Burkhard Heim, German physicist and academic (d. 2001)
1923
Brendan Behan, Irish rebel, poet, and playwright (d. 1964)
1923
Tonie Nathan, American radio host, producer, and politician (d. 2014)
1922
Kathryn Grayson, American actress and soprano (d. 2010)
1922
Jim Laker, English cricketer and sportscaster (d. 1986)
1922
C. P. Krishnan Nair, Indian businessman, founded The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts (d. 2014)
1922
Robert E. Ogren, American zoologist (d. 2005)
1920
Fred Allen, New Zealand rugby player and coach (d. 2012)
1918
Lloyd Noel Ferguson, African American chemist (d. 2011)
1916
Tex Hughson, American baseball player (d. 1993)
1914
Ernest Tubb, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1984)
1912
Futabayama Sadaji, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 35th Yokozuna (d. 1968)
1912
Ginette Leclerc, French actress (d. 1992)
1911
William Orlando Darby, American general (d. 1945)
1910
Jacques Monod, French biochemist and geneticist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1976)
1909
Heather Angel, English-American actress (d. 1986)
1909
Carmen Miranda, Portuguese-Brazilian actress, singer, and dancer (d. 1955)
1909
Dean Rusk, American colonel and politician, 54th United States Secretary of State (d. 1994)
1907
Trường Chinh, Vietnamese politician, 4th President of Vietnam (d. 1988)
1907
Harold Scott MacDonald Coxeter, English-Canadian mathematician and academic (d. 2003)
1906
André Kostolany, Hungarian-French economist and journalist (d. 1999)
1905
David Cecil, 6th Marquess of Exeter, English hurdler and politician (d. 1981)
1901
Brian Donlevy, American actor (d. 1972)
1901
James Murray, American actor (d. 1936)
1898
Jūkichi Yagi, Japanese poet and educator (d. 1927)
1897
Charles Kingsford Smith, Australian captain and pilot (d. 1935)
1896
Alberto Vargas, Peruvian-American painter and illustrator (d. 1982)
1895
Hermann Brill, German lawyer and politician, 8th Minister-President of Thuringia (d. 1959)
1893
Georgios Athanasiadis-Novas, Greek lawyer and politician, 163rd Prime Minister of Greece (d. 1987)
1892
Peggy Wood, American actress (d. 1978)
1891
Ronald Colman, English-American actor (d. 1958)
1889
Larry Semon, American actor, producer, director and screenwriter (d. 1928)
1885
Alban Berg, Austrian composer and educator (d. 1935)
1885
Clarence H. Haring, American historian and author (d. 1960)
1883
Jules Berry, French actor and director (d. 1951)
1880
Lipót Fejér, Hungarian mathematician and academic (d. 1959)
1876
Arthur Edward Moore, New Zealand-Australian politician, 23rd Premier of Queensland (d. 1963)
1874
Amy Lowell, American poet, critic, and educator (d. 1925)
1871
Howard Taylor Ricketts, American pathologist and physician (d. 1910)
1867
Natsume Sōseki, Japanese author and poet (d. 1916)
1865
Mrs. Patrick Campbell, English-French actress (d. 1940)
1865
Erich von Drygalski, German geographer and geophysicist (d. 1949)
1864
Miina Härma, Estonian organist, composer, and conductor (d. 1941)
1863
Anthony Hope, English author and playwright (d. 1933)
1859
Akiyama Yoshifuru, Japanese general (d. 1930)
1856
Hara Takashi, Japanese politician, 10th Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1921)
1854
Aletta Jacobs, Dutch physician and suffrage activist (d. 1929)
1847
Hugh Price Hughes, Welsh-English clergyman and theologian (d. 1902)
1846
Wilhelm Maybach, German engineer and businessman, founded Maybach (d. 1929)
1846
Whitaker Wright, English businessman and financier (d. 1904)
1839
Silas Adams, American colonel, lawyer, and politician (d. 1896)
1837
José Burgos, Filipino priest and revolutionary (d. 1872)
1834
Felix Dahn, German lawyer, historian, and author (d. 1912)
1826
Keʻelikōlani, Hawaiian royal and governor (d. 1883)
1815
Federico de Madrazo, Spanish painter (d.1894)
1814
Samuel J. Tilden, American lawyer and politician, 28th Governor of New York (d. 1886)
1800
Hyrum Smith, American religious leader (d. 1844)
1789
Franz Xaver Gabelsberger, German engineer, invented Gabelsberger shorthand (d. 1849)
1783
Vasily Zhukovsky, Russian poet and translator (d. 1852)
1781
Johann Baptist von Spix, German biologist and explorer (d. 1826)
1775
Farkas Bolyai, Hungarian mathematician and academic (d. 1856)
1773
William Henry Harrison, American general and politician, 9th President of the United States (d. 1841)
1769
George W. Campbell, Scottish-American lawyer and politician, 5th United States Secretary of the Treasury (d. 1848)
1763
Louis I, Grand Duke of Baden (d. 1830)
1748
Sir John Duckworth, 1st Baronet, English admiral and politician, Commodore Governor of Newfoundland (d. 1817)
1741
Henri-Joseph Rigel, German-French composer (d. 1799)
1737
Thomas Paine, English-American philosopher, author, and activist (d. 1809)
1711
Luis Vicente de Velasco e Isla, Spanish sailor and commander (d. 1762)
1666
George Hamilton, 1st Earl of Orkney, Scottish field marshal (d. 1737)
1651
Procopio Cutò, French entrepreneur (d. 1727)
1579
Johannes Meursius, Dutch classical scholar (d. 1639)
1533
Shimazu Yoshihisa, Japanese daimyō (d. 1611)
1441
Ali-Shir Nava'i, Turkish poet, linguist, and painter (d. 1501)
1344
Meinhard III, count of Tyrol (d. 1363)
1313
Maria of Portugal, Queen of Castile, Portuguese infanta (d. 1357)
1274
Louis of Toulouse, French bishop (d. 1297)
1060
Honorius II, pope of the Catholic Church (d. 1130)

Deaths On This Day

2018
Reg E. Cathey, American actor of stage, film, and television (b. 1958)
2018
Nebojša Glogovac, Serbian actor (b. 1969)
2018
Jóhann Jóhannsson, Icelandic composer (b. 1969)
2018
John Gavin, American actor and United States ambassador to Mexico (b.1931)
2017
André Salvat, French Army colonel (b. 1920)
2016
Sushil Koirala, Nepalese politician, 37th Prime Minister of Nepal (b. 1939)
2016
Zdravko Tolimir, Bosnian Serb military commander (b. 1948)
2015
Liu Han, Chinese businessman and philanthropist (b. 1965)
2015
Ed Sabol, American film producer, co-founded NFL Films (b. 1916)
2014
Gabriel Axel, Danish actor, director, and producer (b. 1918)
2014
Hal Herring, American football player and coach (b. 1924)
2014
Logan Scott-Bowden, English general (b. 1920)
2013
Richard Artschwager, American painter, illustrator, and sculptor (b. 1923)
2013
Keiko Fukuda, Japanese-American martial artist and trainer (b. 1913)
2013
Jimmy Smyth, Irish hurler (b. 1931)
2012
O. P. Dutta, Indian director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1922)
2012
John Hick, English philosopher and academic (b. 1922)
2012
Joe Moretti, Scottish-South African guitarist and songwriter (b. 1938)
2011
Miltiadis Evert, Greek lawyer and politician, 69th Mayor of Athens (b. 1939)
2010
Walter Frederick Morrison, American businessman, invented the Frisbee (b. 1920)
2009
Orlando "Cachaíto" López, Cuban bassist and composer (b. 1933)
2008
Christopher Hyatt, American occultist and author (b. 1943)
2008
Jazeh Tabatabai, Iranian painter, poet, and sculptor (b. 1931)
2007
Hank Bauer, American baseball player and manager (b. 1922)
2007
Ian Richardson, Scottish actor (b. 1934)
2006
Freddie Laker, English pilot and businessman, founded Laker Airways (b. 1922)
2005
Robert Kearns, American engineer, invented the windscreen wiper (b. 1927)
2004
Claude Ryan, Canadian journalist and politician (b. 1925)
2003
Masatoshi Gündüz Ikeda, Japanese-Turkish mathematician and academic (b. 1926)
2002
Isabelle Holland, Swiss-American author (b. 1920)
2002
Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon (b. 1930)
2001
Herbert A. Simon, American political scientist, economist, and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1916)
1998
Maurice Schumann, French journalist and politician, French Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1911)
1995
J. William Fulbright, American lawyer and politician (b. 1905)
1995
David Wayne, American actor (b. 1914)
1994
Howard Martin Temin, American geneticist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1934)
1989
Osamu Tezuka, Japanese illustrator, animator, and producer (b. 1928)
1984
Yuri Andropov, Russian lawyer and politician (b. 1914)
1981
M. C. Chagla, Indian jurist and politician, Indian Minister of External Affairs (b. 1900)
1981
Bill Haley, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1925)
1980
Tom Macdonald, Welsh journalist and author (b. 1900)
1979
Allen Tate, American poet and academic (b. 1899)
1978
Costante Girardengo, Italian cyclist and coach (b. 1893)
1977
Sergey Ilyushin, Russian engineer and businessman, founded the Ilyushin Design Company (b. 1894)
1976
Percy Faith, Canadian composer and conductor (b. 1908)
1969
George "Gabby" Hayes, American actor and singer (b. 1885)
1966
Sophie Tucker, Russian-born American singer (b. 1884)
1965
Khan Bahadur Ahsanullah, Bangladeshi theologian and educator (b. 1874)
1960
Alexandre Benois, Russian painter and critic (b. 1870)
1960
Ernő Dohnányi, Hungarian pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1877)
1957
Miklós Horthy, Hungarian admiral and politician, Regent of Hungary (b. 1868)
1951
Eddy Duchin, American pianist, bandleader, and actor (b. 1910)
1950
Ted Theodore, Australian politician, 20th Premier of Queensland (b. 1884)
1945
Ella D. Barrier, American educator (b. 1852)
1932
Junnosuke Inoue, Japanese businessman and banker (b. 1869)
1932
A.K. Golam Jilani, Bangladeshi soldier and activist (b. 1904)
1930
Richard With, Norwegian captain and businessman, founded Hurtigruten (b. 1846)
1928
William Gillies, Australian politician, 21st Premier of Queensland (b. 1868)
1906
Paul Laurence Dunbar, American author, poet, and playwright (b. 1872)
1903
Charles Gavan Duffy, Irish-Australian politician, 8th Premier of Victoria (b. 1816)
1891
Johan Jongkind, Dutch painter (b. 1819)
1881
Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Russian novelist, short story writer, essayist, and philosopher (b. 1821)
1874
Jules Michelet, French historian, philosopher, and academic (b. 1798)
1857
Dionysios Solomos, Greek poet and translator (b. 1798)
1803
Jean François de Saint-Lambert, French soldier, poet, and philosopher (b. 1716)
1777
Seth Pomeroy, American general and gunsmith (b. 1706)
1709
François Louis, Prince of Conti (b. 1664)
1675
Gerrit Dou, Dutch painter (b. 1613)
1670
Frederick III of Denmark (b. 1609)
1640
Murad IV, Ottoman Sultan (b. 1612)
1619
Lucilio Vanini, Italian physician and philosopher (b. 1585)
1600
John Frederick, Duke of Pomerania (b. 1542)
1588
Álvaro de Bazán, 1st Marquis of Santa Cruz, Spanish admiral (b. 1526)
1555
John Hooper, English bishop and martyr (b. 1495)
1555
Rowland Taylor, English priest and martyr (b. 1510)
1450
Agnès Sorel, French mistress of Charles VII of France (b. 1421)
1407
William I, margrave of Meissen (b. 1343)
1251
Matthias II, duke of Lorraine
1199
Minamoto no Yoritomo, Japanese shōgun (b. 1147)
1135
Tai Zong, Chinese emperor (b. 1075)
1014
Yang Yanzhao, Chinese general
1011
Bernard I, Duke of Saxony
978
Luitgarde, duchess consort of Normandy
967
Sayf al-Dawla, emir of Aleppo (b. 916)
966
Ono no Michikaze, Japanese calligrapher (b. 894)