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On This Day in History:  January 10

January 10 is the 10th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. 355 days remain until the end of the year (356 in leap years).

Lottery News On This Day

2020
NJ Lottery kicks off 50th anniversary with mall event. The New Jersey Lottery, one of the largest lotteries and the third-oldest in the United States, kicked off a year-long celebration of its 50th anniversary Thursday with a heavily-attended event at a mall in central New Jersey.
2018
Irish family claims €38.9m EuroMillions jackpot anonymously. A small pool of family members from Dublin, Ireland, collected a "life-changing" €38.9 million (US$46.5 million) EuroMillions lottery jackpot prize on Monday morning, following their huge win earlier this month.
2017
Former MUSL official received severance amid lottery jackpot scandal. A prominent lottery official who was stripped of power after a subordinate allegedly carried out a prolonged jackpot-rigging scheme received a $284,000 severance payment, a recent tax filing shows.
2017
Mom, son admit they plotted to kill man over his winning lottery ticket. A New York man and his 49-year-old mother have pleaded guilty in the slaying of a man who was killed over a winning scratch-off lottery ticket.
2016
POWERBALL CREATES WORLD'S FIRST BILLION-DOLLAR JACKPOT. Is it even possible to imagine what it would be like to win more than $1 billion?
2015
Montana's $1M lottery raffle winner sued for half of prize. A regular at the Town Pump in East Helena, Montana, is suing 23-year-old Jeff Fallang, who recently hit a $1 million jackpot and has not given the plaintiff a cut.
2014
Lottery winner's lifetime of money gone in weeks. A Florida man on government assistance won a '$500 a week for life' prize, and then quickly blew through it.
2013
Is the future of the Mass. Lottery online?. Massachusetts state officials say internet gambling is an "imminent threat" to the Massachusetts lottery, and they want to beat both the federal government and private gambling companies to the punch.
2012
Iowa Lottery security chief bent on determining identity of jackpot winner. The head of security for Iowa's Lottery is trying to pierce a veil of secrecy and a phalanx of lawyers to find out who exactly won a $16.5 million lottery jackpot that was claimed less than two hours before the ticket expired.
2011
With more money, more problems? Managing a windfall. Sure the money will change the lives of the Mega Millions lottery winners, but it's imperative that they have a sound financial plan. Failure to map out a strategy for their winnings could lead to misery.
2011
Arkansas lottery director up for review for first time. The director of the Arkansas Lottery, who oversaw its successful launch but has had a series of high-profile flubs, will receive his first employee evaluation Wednesday when the Arkansas Lottery Commission.
2007
Time running out for $1.4 million lottery ticket. A Minnesota Lottery Gopher 5 ticket worth $1,489,175 is out there somewhere, and the holder has only a few days left to claim the prize.
2007
Charlotte couple wins $200,000 Powerball lottery prize. On Saturday, a North Carolina man and his girlfriend won $200,000 when one of the dozen Powerball tickets the couple bought had five winning numbers.
2007
Winning $122 million lottery ticket sold in Texas. Someone who bought a ticket in Amarillo for Tuesday night's Mega Millions drawing is about $72 million richer.
2007
Stolen lottery tickets lead to bathroom standoff. A robbery involving Texas Lottery tickets led to a standoff in a public bathroom Tuesday morning in northwest Harris County near Houston.
2007
First Penn. Lottery Raffle $1 million prize claimed. A Bucks County, Pennsylvania, man has become the first to claim a $1 million top prize from the Pennsylvania Lottery's Dec. 30, 2006, Millionaire Raffle drawing.
2007
Doctors condemn plastic surgery lottery. British plastic surgeons described a lottery that offers winners money for face lifts, breast enlargements, and tummy tucks as an unscrupulous marketing gimmick, and warned patients they could be putting themselves at risk.
2007
Ohio Lottery halts Pick 4 betting on final score of Buckeyes game. So many people placed wagers based on the 41-14 final score of Florida's victory over Ohio State in the national championship game that the Ohio Lottery stopped players from choosing the numbers Tuesday morning, spokeswoman Marie Kilbane said.
2006
Italian lottery operator to buy GTECH. Italian lottery operator Lottomatica will gobble up GTech Holdings for $35 a share cash, or about $4.8 billion including assumption of debt.
2006
Iowa Lottery orders moratorium on machines. Iowa Lottery President Edward Stanek, responding to a controversy over an expansion of the state's gambling industry, today ordered a limited moratorium on the installation of TouchPlay lottery machines, which closely resemble slot machines.
2006
Kong-size lottery prizes put winners in spotlight. Two big winners of New York's King Kong Millions game were introduced at a press conference Monday morning at the Stewart's Shop on state Route 212 in Saugerties, where one of the winning tickets was purchased.
2006
Illinois launches $2 lottery tickets to benefit breast cancer research. Lottery tickets that devote all profits to breast cancer research and awareness hit stores Monday, with supporters saying the pink ribbon scratch-offs will net $3 million a year for the cause.
2006
Online newspaper sues Tenn. Lottery for records access. An online newspaper filed suit Monday against the Tennessee Education Lottery Corp. to demand records associated with a harassment investigation.
2006
Man barely makes deadline to claim $1.5 million lottery prize. With about four hours to spare, a Detroit father of two showed up at the Michigan Lottery offices to claim a $1.5 million prize from the Jan. 8, 2005, Winfall game.
2006
Survey: 20% say lottery is most practical path to wealth. A majority of Americans are pessimistic about their ability to save $200,000 in net wealth in their lifetimes, and more than one-fifth say the lottery is the most practical way for them to reach that type of goal, according to a new survey.
2006
Woman who stole $175,000 lottery ticket avoids jail time. Dora Leal dodged a potential 15-year prison sentence Monday and was given probation and community service for her theft of a $175,000 winning lottery ticket from a group of Chicago traders.
2005
Mega Millions lottery jackpot increases to $92 million. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery grew to $92 million Saturday.
2005
Virginia lottery players won $750 million in 2004. The Virginia Lottery says players won just under $750 million dollars in prizes during the last calendar year.
2005
Connecticut Lottery raises, bonuses rankle lawmakers. Raises of between 3 percent and 6 percent and cash bonuses of 11 percent to several Connecticut lottery officials last summer have prompted a call by some lawmakers to review salaries at Connecticut's quasi-public agencies.
2005
Maine lawmakers suspicious of plan to borrow against lottery funds. Maine Governor John E. Baldacci reportedly is planning on exchanging the state's proceeds from online games such as Powerball and Megabucks with a Wall Street brokerage firm for 10 years for an upfront payment of $250 million.
2005
N.C. man charged in lottery theft. A North Carolina man was arrested last week in connection with stealing lottery tickets from a Hilton Head Island convenience store, according to a Beaufort County Sheriff's Office incident report.
2005
Tennessee Senator pushes for bigger lottery scholarships. Under a bill to be introduced in the upcoming legislative session by Tennessee State Senator Steve Cohen, D-Memphis, the basic scholarship to a four-year college or university would climb from $3,000 to $4,000 a year.
2005
Wisconsin has double lottery jackpots for the first time ever. Two big lottery jackpots were won in Wisconsin Saturday, the first time that winning tickets for the top prizes in Powerball and Megabucks were sold in the state on the same day, lottery officials said.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$1.59 Billion
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 13, 2016
2.$277 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 11, 2020
3.$246 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jan 13, 2015
4.$162 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 10, 2015
5.$131 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 10, 2007
6.$126 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jan 10, 2017
7.€103 Million
US$124.76 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jan 13, 2006
8.$120 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 10, 2009
9.$106 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 11, 2017
10.€88.7 Million
US$102.2 Million
Draw Date
Jan 10, 2019
11.€83.54 Million
US$100.32 Million
Draw Date
Jan 11, 2018
12.$96 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 12, 2019
13.$92 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jan 11, 2005
14.€83 Million
US$91.51 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jan 10, 2020
15.€58 Million
US$83.45 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jan 15, 2010
16.$83 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 12, 2008
17.$81 Million
California
SuperLotto Plus
Draw Date
Jan 12, 2005
18.$80 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 12, 2013
18.$80 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 11, 2014
18.$80 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jan 11, 2002
18.$80 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jan 10, 2020
22.€72.75 Million
US$76.91 Million
Draw Date
Jan 10, 2017
23.€69 Million
US$74.87 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jan 12, 2016
24.$68 Million
California
SuperLotto Plus
Draw Date
Jan 11, 2017
25.€55.67 Million
US$67.62 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Jan 12, 2018

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1992
Friday, Jan 10, 1992
28 years old
1989
Tuesday, Jan 10, 1989
31 years old
1986
Friday, Jan 10, 1986
34 years old
1982
Sunday, Jan 10, 1982
38 years old
1980
Thursday, Jan 10, 1980
40 years old
1978
Tuesday, Jan 10, 1978
42 years old
1971
Sunday, Jan 10, 1971
49 years old
(year not provided)
(year not provided)

Worldwide Events On This Day

2015
A traffic accident between an oil tanker truck and passenger coach en route to Shikarpur from Karachi on the Pakistan National Highway Link Road near Gulshan-e-Hadeed, Karachi, killing at least 62 people.
2013
More than 100 people are killed and 270 injured in several bomb blasts in Pakistan.
2012
A bombing in Khyber Agency, Pakistan, kills at least 30 people and 78 others injured.
2007
A general strike begins in Guinea in an attempt to get President Lansana Conté to resign.
1990
Time Warner is formed by the merger of Time Inc. and Warner Communications.
1985
Sandinista Daniel Ortega becomes president of Nicaragua and vows to continue the transformation to socialism and alliance with the Soviet Union and Cuba; American policy continues to support the Contras in their revolt against the Nicaraguan government.
1984
Holy See-United States relations: The United States and Holy See (Vatican City) re-establish full diplomatic relations after almost 117 years, overturning the United States Congress's 1867 ban on public funding for such a diplomatic envoy.
1981
Salvadoran Civil War: The FMLN launches its first major offensive, gaining control of most of Morazán and Chalatenango departments
1972
Sheikh Mujibur Rahman returns to the newly independent Bangladesh as president after spending over nine months in prison in Pakistan.
1966
Tashkent Declaration, a peace agreement between India and Pakistan signed that resolved the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965.
1962
Apollo program: NASA announces plans to build the C-5 rocket launch vehicle, which became known as the Saturn V Moon rocket, which launched every Apollo Moon mission.
1954
BOAC Flight 781, a de Havilland DH.106 Comet 1, explodes and falls into the Tyrrhenian Sea killing 35 people.
1946
The first General Assembly of the United Nations opens in London. Fifty-one nations are represented.
1946
The United States Army Signal Corps successfully conducts Project Diana, bouncing radio waves off the Moon and receiving the reflected signals.
1941
World War II: The Greek army captures Kleisoura.
1927
Fritz Lang's futuristic film Metropolis is released in Germany.
1920
The Treaty of Versailles takes effect, officially ending World War I.
1920
League of Nations Covenant enters into force. On January 16 the organization holds its first council meeting, in Paris.
1916
World War I: In the Erzurum Offensive, Russia defeats the Ottoman Empire.
1901
The first great Texas oil gusher is discovered at Spindletop in Beaumont, Texas.
1870
John D. Rockefeller incorporates Standard Oil.
1863
The Metropolitan Railway, the world's oldest underground railway, opens between Paddington and Farringdon, marking the beginning of the London Underground.
1861
American Civil War: Florida becomes the third state to secede from the Union.
1812
The first steamboat on the Ohio River or the Mississippi River arrives in New Orleans, 82 days after departing from Pittsburgh.
1806
Two British brigades occupy Cape Town after the Battle of Blaauwberg.
1791
The Siege of Dunlap's Station begins near Cincinnati during the Northwest Indian War.
1776
American Revolution : Thomas Paine publishes his pamphlet Common Sense.
1645
Archbishop William Laud is beheaded for treason at the Tower of London.
1475
Stephen III of Moldavia defeats the Ottoman Empire at the Battle of Vaslui.
1430
Philip the Good, the Duke of Burgundy, establishes the Order of the Golden Fleece, the most prestigious, exclusive, and expensive order of chivalry in the world.
1072
Robert Guiscard conquers Palermo in Sicily.
236
Pope Fabian succeeds Anterus to become the twentieth pope of Rome.
AD 69
Lucius Calpurnius Piso Licinianus is appointed by Galba as deputy Roman Emperor.
AD 9
The Western Han dynasty ends when Wang Mang claims that the divine Mandate of Heaven called for the end of the dynasty and the beginning of his own, the Xin dynasty.
49 BC
Julius Caesar crosses the Rubicon, signalling the start of civil war.

Births On This Day

1996
Dylan Edwards, Australian rugby league player
1991
Chad Townsend, Australian rugby league player
1991
Romain Wattel, French golfer
1990
Mirko Bortolotti, Italian race car driver
1990
Ishiura Masakatsu, Japanese sumo wrestler
1990
Cody Walker, Australian rugby league player
1990
John Carlson, American ice hockey player
1989
Emily Meade, American actress
1989
Kyle Reimers, Australian footballer
1988
Leonard Patrick Komon, Kenyan runner
1988
Vladimir Zharkov, Russian ice hockey player
1987
César Cielo, Brazilian swimmer
1987
Vicente Guaita, Spanish footballer
1986
Kirsten Flipkens, Belgian tennis player
1986
Hideaki Ikematsu, Japanese footballer
1986
Kenneth Vermeer, Dutch footballer
1984
Marouane Chamakh, Moroccan footballer
1984
Trent Cutler, Australian rugby league player
1984
Ariane Friedrich, German high jumper
1984
Kalki Koechlin, Indian actress
1982
Julien Brellier, French footballer
1982
Tomasz Brzyski, Polish footballer
1981
James Coppinger, English footballer
1981
Jared Kushner, American real estate investor and political figure
1980
Sarah Shahi, American actress
1980
DeShaun Foster, American football player
1979
Simone Cavalli, Italian footballer
1978
Johan van der Wath, South African cricketer
1976
Adam Kennedy, American baseball player
1976
Ian Poulter, English golfer
1975
Jake Delhomme, American football player
1974
Jemaine Clement, New Zealand comedian, actor, and musician
1974
Davide Dionigi, Italian footballer and manager
1974
Bob Peeters, Belgian footballer and manager
1974
Hrithik Roshan, Indian actor
1973
Glenn Robinson, American basketball player
1973
Félix Trinidad, Puerto Rican-American boxer
1972
Mohammed Benzakour, Moroccan-Dutch journalist, poet, and author
1970
Buff Bagwell, American wrestler and actor
1970
Alisa Marić, Serbian chess player and politician, Serbian Minister of Youth and Sports
1969
Simone Bagel-Trah, German businessperson
1967
Maciej Śliwowski, Polish footballer
1964
Brad Roberts, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist
1963
Malcolm Dunford, New Zealand-Australian footballer
1963
Kira Ivanova, Russian figure skater (d. 2001)
1963
Mark Pryor, American lawyer and politician, 53rd Arkansas Attorney General
1962
Michael Fortier, Canadian lawyer and politician
1962
Kathryn S. McKinley, American computer scientist and academic
1961
Janet Jones, American actress
1961
Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Italian-American violinist, author, and educator
1960
Gurinder Chadha, Kenyan-English director, producer, and screenwriter
1960
Brian Cowen, Irish lawyer and politician, 12th Taoiseach of Ireland
1960
John Mann, English lawyer and politician
1960
Benoît Pelletier, Canadian lawyer and politician
1959
Chandra Cheeseborough, American sprinter and coach
1959
Bernhard Hoff, German sprinter
1959
Chris Van Hollen, American lawyer and politician
1959
Fran Walsh, New Zealand screenwriter and producer
1958
Eddie Cheever, American race car driver
1958
Caroline Langrishe, English actress
1958
Anatoly Pisarenko, Ukrainian weightlifter and trainer
1956
Shawn Colvin, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1956
George Merrill, American singer-songwriter and keyboard player
1956
Antonio Muñoz Molina, Spanish author
1955
Michael Schenker, German guitarist, songwriter, and producer
1955
Franco Tancredi, Italian footballer and manager
1954
John Gidman, English footballer and manager
1954
Greg Towns, Australian footballer
1953
Pat Benatar, American singer-songwriter
1953
Bobby Rahal, American race car driver
1952
Scott Thurston, American guitarist and songwriter
1950
Roy Blunt, American academic and politician
1949
Kemal Derviş, Turkish economist and politician, Turkish Minister of Economy
1949
George Foreman, American boxer, actor, and businessman
1949
Linda Lovelace, American porn actress and activist (d. 2002)
1948
Donald Fagen, American singer-songwriter and musician
1948
Bernard Thévenet, French cyclist and sportscaster
1947
George Alec Effinger, American author (d. 2002)
1947
James Morris, American opera singer
1947
Peer Steinbrück, German politician, German Minister of Finance
1947
Tiit Vähi, Estonian engineer and politician, 11th Prime Minister of Estonia
1946
Aynsley Dunbar, English drummer and songwriter
1945
John Fahey, New Zealand-Australian lawyer and politician, 38th Premier of New South Wales
1945
Rod Stewart, English singer-songwriter
1945
Gunther von Hagens, German anatomist, invented plastination
1944
Jeffrey Catherine Jones, American comics and fantasy artist (d. 2011)
1944
Frank Sinatra, Jr., American singer and actor (d. 2016)
1943
Jim Croce, American singer-songwriter (d. 1973)
1942
Graeme Gahan, Australian footballer and coach
1941
Tom Clarke, Scottish politician, Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland
1940
K. J. Yesudas, Indian singer and music director
1940
Godfrey Hewitt, English geneticist and academic (d. 2013)
1940
Walter Hill, American director, producer, and screenwriter
1939
Jared Carter, American poet and author
1939
David Horowitz, American activist and author
1939
William Levy, American-Dutch journalist, author, and poet
1939
Scott McKenzie, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2012)
1939
Sal Mineo, American actor (d. 1976)
1939
Michaela Odone, American journalist who, along with her husband, invented Lorenzo's oil (d. 2000).
1938
Donald Knuth, American computer scientist and mathematician
1938
Frank Mahovlich, Canadian ice hockey player and politician
1938
Willie McCovey, American baseball player (d. 2018)
1937
Daniel Walker Howe, American historian and academic
1937
Thomas Penfield Jackson, American soldier, lawyer, and judge (d. 2013)
1936
Stephen E. Ambrose, American historian and author (d. 2002)
1936
Walter Bodmer, German-English geneticist and academic
1936
Al Goldstein, American publisher and pornographer (d. 2013)
1936
Robert Woodrow Wilson, American physicist and astronomer, Nobel Prize laureate
1935
Ronnie Hawkins, American rockabilly singer-songwriter and guitarist
1935
Sherrill Milnes, American opera singer and educator
1934
Leonid Kravchuk, Ukrainian politician, 1st President of Ukraine
1931
Peter Barnes, English playwright and screenwriter (d. 2004)
1931
Rosalind Howells, Baroness Howells of St Davids, Grenadian-English academic and politician
1931
Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat, Malaysian cleric and politician, 12th Menteri Besar of Kelantan (d. 2015)
1931
John Zizioulas, Greek metropolitan
1930
Roy E. Disney, American businessman (d. 2009)
1929
Tony Soper, English ornithologist and author
1928
Philip Levine, American poet and academic (d. 2015)
1928
Peter Mathias, English historian and academic (d. 2016)
1927
Gisele MacKenzie, Canadian-American singer and actress (d. 2003)
1927
Johnnie Ray, American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 1990)
1927
Otto Stich, Swiss lawyer and politician, 140th President of the Swiss Confederation (d. 2012)
1926
Musallam Bseiso, Palestinian journalist and politician (d. 2017)
1925
Billie Sol Estes, American financier and businessman (d. 2013)
1924
Earl Bakken, American inventor (d. 2018)
1924
Ludmilla Chiriaeff, Canadian ballerina, choreographer, and director (d. 1996)
1924
Max Roach, American drummer and composer (d. 2007)
1922
Billy Liddell, Scottish-English footballer (d. 2001)
1921
Rodger Ward, American race car driver and sportscaster (d. 2004)
1920
Rosella Hightower, American ballerina (d. 2008)
1920
Roberto M. Levingston, Argentinian general and politician, 36th President of Argentina (d. 2015)
1920
Max Patkin, American baseball player and clown (d. 1999)
1919
Terukuni Manzō, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 38th Yokozuna (d. 1977)
1919
Milton Parker, American businessman, co-founded the Carnegie Deli (d. 2009)
1918
Les Bennett, English footballer and manager (d. 1999)
1918
Arthur Chung, Guyanese lawyer and politician, 1st President of Guyana (d. 2008)
1918
Harry Merkel, German race car driver (d. 1995)
1917
Jerry Wexler, American journalist and producer (d. 2008)
1916
Sune Bergström, Swedish biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2004)
1916
Eldzier Cortor, American painter (d. 2015)
1916
Don Metz, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2007)
1915
Dean Dixon, American-Swiss conductor (d. 1976)
1915
Cynthia Freeman, American author (d. 1988)
1914
Pierre Cogan, French cyclist (d. 2013)
1914
Yu Kuo-hwa, Chinese politician, 23rd Premier of the Republic of China (d. 2000)
1913
Franco Bordoni, Italian race car driver and pilot (d. 1975)
1913
Gustáv Husák, Slovak politician, 9th President of Czechoslovakia (d. 1991)
1913
Mehmet Shehu, Albanian soldier and politician, 22nd Prime Minister of Albania (d. 1981)
1912
Maria Mandl, Austrian SS guard (d. 1948)
1911
Binod Bihari Chowdhury, Bangladeshi activist (d. 2013)
1911
Norman Heatley, English biologist and chemist (d. 2004)
1910
Jean Martinon, French conductor and composer (d. 1976)
1908
Paul Henreid, Italian-American actor and director (d. 1992)
1907
Gordon Kidd Teal, American engineer and inventor (d. 2003)
1905
Albert Arlen, Australian pianist, composer, actor, and playwright (d. 1993)
1904
Ray Bolger, American actor and dancer (d. 1987)
1903
Barbara Hepworth, English sculptor (d. 1975)
1903
Pud Thurlow, Australian cricketer (d. 1975)
1903
Voldemar Väli, Estonian wrestler (d. 1997)
1902
Dobriša Cesarić, Croatian poet and translator (d. 1980)
1900
Violette Cordery, English race car driver (d. 1983)
1898
Katharine Burr Blodgett, American physicist and engineer (d. 1979)
1896
Yong Mun Sen, Malaysian watercolour painter (d. 1962)
1895
Percy Cerutty, Australian athletics coach (d. 1975)
1894
Pingali Lakshmikantam, Indian poet and author (d. 1972)
1893
Albert Jacka, Australian captain, Victoria Cross recipient (d. 1932)
1892
Dumas Malone, American historian and author (d. 1986)
1892
Melchior Wańkowicz, Polish soldier, journalist, and author (d. 1974)
1891
Heinrich Behmann, German mathematician and academic (d. 1970)
1891
Ann Shoemaker, American actress (d. 1978)
1890
Pina Menichelli, Italian actress (d. 1984)
1887
Robinson Jeffers, American poet and philosopher (d. 1962)
1883
Francis X. Bushman, American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1966)
1883
Alfred Saalwächter, German admiral (d. 1945)
1883
Aleksey Nikolayevich Tolstoy, Russian journalist, author, and poet (d. 1945)
1881
Leslie Rainey, Australian cricketer and footballer (d. 1962)
1880
Manuel Azaña, Spanish jurist and politician, 7th President of Spain (d. 1940)
1878
John McLean, American hurdler, football player, and coach (d. 1955)
1877
Frederick Gardner Cottrell, American physical chemist, inventor and philanthropist (d. 1948)
1875
Issai Schur, German mathematician and academic (d. 1941)
1873
Algernon Maudslay, English sailor (d. 1948)
1873
Jack O'Neill, Irish-American baseball player (d. 1935)
1873
George Orton, Canadian runner and hurdler (d. 1958)
1864
Grand Duke Peter Nikolaevich of Russia (d. 1931)
1860
Charles G. D. Roberts, Canadian poet and author (d. 1943)
1859
Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia, Spanish philosopher and academic (d. 1909)
1858
Heinrich Zille, German illustrator and photographer (d. 1929)
1854
Ramón Corral, Mexican general and politician, 6th Vice President of Mexico (d. 1912)
1850
John Wellborn Root, American architect, designed the Rookery Building and Monadnock Building (d. 1891)
1849
Robert Crosbie, Canadian theosophist, founded the United Lodge of Theosophists (d. 1919)
1848
Reinhold Sadler, American merchant and politician, 9th Governor of Nevada (d. 1906)
1843
Frank James, American soldier and criminal (d. 1915)
1842
Luigi Pigorini, Italian paleontologist, archaeologist, and ethnographer (d. 1925)
1840
Louis-Nazaire Bégin, Canadian cardinal (d. 1925)
1836
Charles Ingalls, American farmer and carpenter (d. 1902)
1834
John Dalberg-Acton, 1st Baron Acton, Italian-English historian and politician (d. 1902)
1829
Epameinondas Deligeorgis, Greek lawyer, journalist and politician, Prime Minister of Greece (d. 1879)
1828
Herman Koeckemann, German bishop and missionary (d. 1892)
1812
Georg Hermann Nicolai, German architect and academic (d. 1881)
1810
Ferdinand Barbedienne, French engineer (d. 1892)
1810
Jeremiah S. Black, American jurist and politician, 23rd United States Secretary of State (d. 1883)
1810
William Haines, English-Australian politician, 1st Premier of Victoria (d. 1866)
1802
Carl Ritter von Ghega, Italian-Austrian engineer, designed the Semmering railway (d. 1860)
1780
Martin Lichtenstein, German physician and explorer (d. 1857)
1776
George Birkbeck, English physician and academic, founded Birkbeck, University of London (d. 1841)
1769
Michel Ney, French general (d. 1815)
1760
Johann Rudolf Zumsteeg, German composer and conductor (d. 1802)
1750
Thomas Erskine, 1st Baron Erskine, Scottish-English lawyer and politician, Lord Chancellor of Great Britain (d. 1823)
1745
Isaac Titsingh, Dutch surgeon, scholar, and diplomat (d. 1812)
1729
Lazzaro Spallanzani, Italian priest, biologist, and physiologist (d. 1799)
1715
Christian August Crusius, German philosopher and theologian (d. 1775)
1702
Johannes Zick, German painter (d. 1762)
1654
Joshua Barnes, English historian and scholar (d. 1712)
1644
Louis François, duc de Boufflers, French general (d. 1711)
1607
Isaac Jogues, French priest and missionary (d. 1646)
1538
Louis of Nassau (d. 1574)
1480
Margaret of Austria, Duchess of Savoy (d. 1530)
1392
Johanna van Polanen, Dutch noblewoman (d. 1445)

Deaths On This Day

2017
Buddy Greco, American jazz and pop singer and pianist (b. 1926)
2017
Clare Hollingworth, English journalist (b. 1911)
2016
Wim Bleijenberg, Dutch footballer and manager (b. 1930)
2016
David Bowie, English singer-songwriter, producer, and actor (b. 1947)
2016
George Jonas, Hungarian-Canadian journalist, author, and poet (b. 1935)
2015
Junior Malanda, Belgian footballer (b. 1994)
2015
Taylor Negron, American actor, playwright, and painter (b. 1957)
2015
Francesco Rosi, Italian director and screenwriter (b. 1922)
2015
Robert Stone, American novelist and short story writer (b. 1937)
2014
Petr Hlaváček, Czech shoemaker and academic (b. 1950)
2014
Zbigniew Messner, Polish economist and politician, 9th Prime Minister of the Republic of Poland (b. 1929)
2014
Larry Speakes, American journalist, 16th White House Press Secretary (b. 1939)
2013
George Gruntz, Swiss pianist and composer (b. 1932)
2013
Claude Nobs, Swiss businessman, founded the Montreux Jazz Festival (b. 1936)
2012
Jean Pigott, Canadian businesswoman and politician (b. 1924)
2012
Gevork Vartanian, Russian intelligence agent (b. 1924)
2011
Margaret Whiting, American singer (b. 1924)
2010
Patcha Ramachandra Rao, Indian metallurgist, educator and administrator (b. 1942)
2008
Christopher Bowman, American figure skater and actor (b. 1967)
2008
Maila Nurmi, Finnish-American actress, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1922)
2007
Carlo Ponti, Italian film producer (b. 1912)
2007
Bradford Washburn, American explorer, photographer, and cartographer (b. 1910)
2005
Wasyly, Ukrainian-Canadian bishop (b. 1909)
2005
Jack Horner, American journalist (b. 1912)
2005
Princess Joséphine Charlotte of Belgium (b. 1927)
2004
Spalding Gray, American actor and screenwriter (b. 1941)
2000
Sam Jaffe, American screenwriter and producer (b. 1901)
1999
Edward Williams, Australian lieutenant, pilot, and judge (b. 1921)
1997
Elspeth Huxley, Kenyan-English journalist and author (b. 1907)
1997
Sheldon Leonard, American actor, director, and producer (b. 1907)
1997
Alexander R. Todd, Baron Todd, Scottish-English biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1907)
1995
Kathleen Tynan, Canadian-English journalist, author, and screenwriter (b. 1937)
1992
Roberto Bonomi, Argentinian race car driver (b. 1919)
1990
Tochinishiki Kiyotaka, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 44th Yokozuna (b. 1925)
1989
Herbert Morrison, American journalist and producer (b. 1905)
1987
Marion Hutton, American singer (b. 1919)
1987
David Robinson, English businessman and philanthropist (b. 1904)
1986
Jaroslav Seifert, Czech journalist and poet, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1901)
1984
Souvanna Phouma, Laotian politician, 8th Prime Minister of Laos (b. 1901)
1981
Fawn M. Brodie, American historian and author (b. 1915)
1980
Hughie Critz, American baseball player and scout (b. 1900)
1980
George Meany, American plumber and trade union leader (b. 1894)
1980
Bo Rein, American football player and coach (b. 1945)
1978
Pedro Joaquín Chamorro Cardenal, Nicaraguan journalist and author (b. 1924)
1978
Don Gillis, American composer and conductor (b. 1912)
1978
Hannah Gluckstein, British painter (b. 1895)
1976
Howlin' Wolf, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1910)
1972
Aksel Larsen, Danish lawyer and politician (b. 1897)
1971
Coco Chanel, French fashion designer, founded Chanel (b. 1883)
1971
Ignazio Giunti, Italian race car driver (b. 1941)
1970
Pavel Belyayev, Russian pilot and astronaut (b. 1925)
1969
Sampurnanand, Indian educator and politician, 2nd Governor of Rajasthan (b. 1891)
1968
Ali Fuat Cebesoy, Turkish general and politician, 6th Speaker of the Parliament of Turkey (b. 1882)
1967
Charles E. Burchfield, American painter (b. 1893)
1961
Dashiell Hammett, American detective novelist and screenwriter (b. 1894)
1960
Jack Laviolette, Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and manager (b. 1879)
1959
Şükrü Kaya, Turkish jurist and politician, Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1883)
1957
Gabriela Mistral, Chilean poet and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1889)
1954
Chester Wilmot, American journalist and historian (b. 1911)
1951
Sinclair Lewis, American novelist, short-story writer, and playwright, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1885)
1951
Yoshio Nishina, Japanese physicist and academic (b. 1890)
1949
Erich von Drygalski, German geographer and geophysicist (b. 1865)
1941
Frank Bridge, English viola player and composer (b. 1879)
1941
John Lavery, Irish painter and academic (b. 1856)
1941
Joe Penner, Hungarian-American actor (b. 1904)
1941
Issai Schur, Belarusian-German mathematician and academic (b. 1875)
1935
Edwin Flack, Australian tennis player and runner (b. 1873)
1935
Charlie McGahey, English cricketer and footballer (b. 1871)
1926
Eino Leino, Finnish poet and journalist (b. 1878)
1922
Frank Tudor, Australian politician, 6th Australian Minister for Trade and Investment (b. 1866)
1920
Sali Nivica, Albanian journalist and politician (b. 1890)
1917
Buffalo Bill, American soldier and hunter (b. 1846)
1917
Feliks Leparsky, Russian fencer and captain (b. 1875)
1905
Kārlis Baumanis, Latvian composer (b. 1835)
1904
Jean-Léon Gérôme, French painter and sculptor (b. 1824)
1901
James Robert Dickson, English-Australian businessman and politician, 1st Australian Minister for Defence (b. 1832)
1895
Eli Whitney Blake, Jr., American chemist, physicist, and academic (b. 1836)
1895
Benjamin Godard, French violinist and composer (b. 1849)
1863
Lyman Beecher, American minister and activist, co-founded the American Temperance Society (b. 1775)
1862
Samuel Colt, American engineer and businessman, founded Colt's Manufacturing Company (b. 1814)
1855
Mary Russell Mitford, English author and playwright (b. 1787)
1851
Karl Freiherr von Müffling, Prussian field marshal (b. 1775)
1843
Dimitrie Macedonski, Greek-Romanian captain and politician (b. 1780)
1833
Adrien-Marie Legendre, French mathematician and theorist (b. 1752)
1829
Gregorio Funes, Argentinian clergyman, historian, and educator (b. 1749)
1828
François de Neufchâteau, French poet, academic, and politician, French Minister of the Interior (b. 1750)
1824
Victor Emmanuel I, duke of Savoy and king of Sardinia (b. 1759)
1811
Joseph Chénier, French poet, playwright, and politician (b. 1764)
1794
Georg Forster, German-Polish ethnologist and journalist (b. 1754)
1778
Carl Linnaeus, Swedish botanist and physician (b. 1707)
1761
Edward Boscawen, English admiral and politician (b. 1711)
1754
Edward Cave, English publisher, founded The Gentleman's Magazine (b. 1691)
1698
Louis-Sébastien Le Nain de Tillemont, French priest and historian (b. 1637)
1654
Nicholas Culpeper, English botanist, physician, and astrologer (b. 1616)
1645
William Laud, English archbishop and academic (b. 1573)
1552
Johann Cochlaeus, German humanist and controversialist (b. 1479)
1358
Abu Inan Faris, Marinid ruler of Morocco (b. 1329)
1322
Petrus Aureolus, scholastic philosopher
1276
Gregory X, pope of the Catholic Church (b. 1210)
1218
Hugh I, king of Cyprus
1094
Al-Mustansir Billah, Egyptian caliph (b. 1029)
1055
Bretislav I, duke of Bohemia
987
Pietro I Orseolo, doge of Venice (b. 928)
976
John I Tzimiskes, Byzantine emperor (b. 925)
681
Agatho, pope of the Catholic Church
314
Miltiades, pope of the Catholic Church
259
Polyeuctus, Roman saint