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On This Day in History:  January 11

January 11 is the 11th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. 354 days remain until the end of the year (355 in leap years).

Lottery News On This Day

2019
DC Lottery to payout $127K for reporting wrong winning numbers. The D.C. Lottery says it is paying out tens of thousands of dollars to people who have losing tickets after the lottery reported the wrong winning numbers due to "human error."
2017
Texas man pleads guilty to fraud in lottery scandal case. A Texas businessman has pleaded guilty to fraud and admitted to helping lottery computer technician Eddie Tipton cash jackpots in a multi-state number-fixing scheme that netted $2 million.
2016
Iowa Lottery CEO Terry Rich to answer lottery player questions live Monday evening. Lottery players from across the United States — and around the world — will have the chance Monday evening to ask questions about the Eddie Tipton computerized drawing rigging scandal to Terry Rich, Iowa Lottery CEO, who was instrumental in discovering the crime.
2013
$1 million Ohio lottery winner ready to give back. An Ohio woman will donate some of her $1 million lottery jackpot to organizations that helped her when she was temporarily laid off.
2013
Poisoned lottery winner's family reportedly didn't share his last meal. As relatives of a $1 million lottery winner who was killed with cyanide battle over his estate, sources say it appears the man's family did not share what could have been his fatal last meal.
2011
Three state lotteries set to begin new multi-state game. The states of Georgia, Kentucky, and Virginia will be ending the multi-state Win For Life game and replacing it with a new game called Decades of Dollars. Arkansas will also participate.
2010
Dual multi-state lottery sales may keep jackpots lower. When dozens of states start selling both Powerball and Mega Millions lottery tickets for the first time ever, winners may take home jackpots that aren't so mega.
2010
Virginia Lottery drawings moving from TV to Internet. Beginning today, Virginia Lottery drawings will move to the Internet.
2009
Sex offender wins Alaska lottery that aids sex abuse victims. The winner of the $500,000 Alaska lottery to benefit a nonprofit that aids victims of sexual abuse is himself a convicted sex offender.
2008
Couple hits lottery bigger than thought. A lucky couple expecting to cash in their winning Michigan Lottery ticket became a bit peeved when a store clerk turned down their request, and told them to bring their ticket to Michigan Lottery Headquarters.
2008
Arkansas lottery plan garners some support. Arkansas Lt. Gov. Bill Halter found support Thursday among Arkansas' city officials for his proposed constitutional amendment to establish a state-run lottery.
2008
Lottery ticket thief sentenced. An East Greenbush woman who admitted stealing a $25,000 winning lottery ticket was sentenced Thursday to six months of weekends in jail, despite pleas from her attorney that the court show some mercy and drop the jail time.
2008
Bank details of lottery winners found by road. The bank details of 200 wealthy people -- including 3 UK lottery winners -- have been found by the side of the road after apparently falling out of a couriers van.
2008
Tennessee Gov. wants to spend lottery reserve. Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen said Thursday the state lottery's huge cash reserves need to be distributed.
2008
N.Y. Gov. wants to privatize lottery. New York may try to cash in on the future its lucrative lottery as a way to create a permanent education fund, and Wall Street is interested in taking the bet.
2007
Does $9 goof point to larger problems with Ontario Lottery?. A 67-year-old retired Air Canada employee has lost faith in the Ontario Lottery after he went to claim a small prize and found out that somehow somebody else got paid the money in another town.
2007
Calif. couple claims $41 million SuperLotto jackpot. A Laguna Hills, California, couple have claimed a $41 million Super Lotto Plus jackpot and plan to buy homes for family members and take a belated honeymoon, lottery officials said Tuesday.
2007
Colorado man wins lottery second time. A Pueblo, Colorado, man is celebrating his second jackpot win in three years.
2005
MITCH ALBOM: Win the big lottery, spoil the marriage. Columnist Mitch Albom explores the connections of winning the lottery and failed marriages.
2005
S.C. Lottery marks 3rd anniversary. $2.4 billion in sales have generated $713 million for education since the South Carolina Education Lottery got started three years ago.
2005
Couple claims $15.7 million Hoosier Lottery jackpot. A Rushville, Indiana couple on Monday claimed a $15.7 million Hoosier Lottery jackpot, 12 days after the winning numbers were drawn.
2005
Triple 8's Still Hot in Virginia Lottery. Just two weeks to the day since "8-8-8" was drawn in the Virginia Lottery's Pick 3 game, the exact same order combination was drawn in Monday's Pick 3 day drawing.
2005
Maine governor defends lottery capitalization plan. Maine Gov. John Baldacci pointed to several other states that have swapped future revenue streams for up-front cash Monday as he defended his plan to capitalize up to $40 million a year in lottery revenues for $250 million in the upcoming budget.

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.$176 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 14, 2015
5.$155 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 13, 2007
6.$146 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 14, 2009
7.$137 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jan 13, 2017
8.€103 Million
US$124.76 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jan 13, 2006
9.$106 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 11, 2017
10.€89.88 Million
US$103.07 Million
Draw Date
Jan 12, 2019
11.€83.54 Million
US$100.32 Million
Draw Date
Jan 11, 2018
12.€90 Million
US$99.23 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jan 14, 2020
13.$96 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 12, 2019
14.$92 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jan 11, 2005
15.$91 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jan 14, 2020
16.€58 Million
US$83.45 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jan 15, 2010
17.$83 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 12, 2008
18.$81 Million
California
SuperLotto Plus
Draw Date
Jan 12, 2005
19.$80 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 12, 2013
19.$80 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 11, 2014
19.$80 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jan 11, 2002
22.€73.71 Million
US$78.36 Million
Draw Date
Jan 12, 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

1990
Thursday, Jan 11, 1990
30 years old
1990
Thursday, Jan 11, 1990
30 years old
1990
Thursday, Jan 11, 1990
30 years old
1988
Monday, Jan 11, 1988
32 years old
1986
Saturday, Jan 11, 1986
34 years old
1986
Saturday, Jan 11, 1986
34 years old
1983
Tuesday, Jan 11, 1983
37 years old
1982
Monday, Jan 11, 1982
38 years old
1979
Thursday, Jan 11, 1979
41 years old
1978
Wednesday, Jan 11, 1978
42 years old
1975
Saturday, Jan 11, 1975
45 years old
1975
Saturday, Jan 11, 1975
45 years old
1972
Tuesday, Jan 11, 1972
48 years old
1969
Saturday, Jan 11, 1969
51 years old
1966
Tuesday, Jan 11, 1966
54 years old
1961
Wednesday, Jan 11, 1961
59 years old
1959
Sunday, Jan 11, 1959
61 years old
1956
Wednesday, Jan 11, 1956
64 years old
1954
Monday, Jan 11, 1954
66 years old
1952
Friday, Jan 11, 1952
68 years old
1950
Wednesday, Jan 11, 1950
70 years old
(year not provided)
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Worldwide Events On This Day

2013
One French soldier and 17 militants are killed in a failed attempt to free a French hostage in Bulo Marer, Somalia.
2003
Illinois Governor George Ryan commutes the death sentences of 167 prisoners on Illinois's death row based on the Jon Burge scandal.
1998
Over 100 people are killed in the Sidi-Hamed massacre in Algeria.
1996
Space Shuttle program: STS-72 launches from the Kennedy Space Center marking the start of the 74th Space Shuttle mission and the 10th flight of Endeavour.
1996
Ryutaro Hashimoto, leader of the Liberal Democratic Party, becomes Prime Minister of Japan.
1994
The Irish Government announces the end of a 15-year broadcasting ban on the IRA and its political arm Sinn Féin.
1986
The Gateway Bridge, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia is officially opened.
1973
Major League Baseball owners vote in approval of the American League adopting the designated hitter position.
1972
East Pakistan renames itself Bangladesh.
1964
Surgeon General of the United States Dr. Luther Terry, M.D., publishes the landmark report Smoking and Health: Report of the Advisory Committee to the Surgeon General of the United States saying that smoking may be hazardous to health, sparking national and worldwide anti-smoking efforts.
1962
Cold War: While tied to its pier in Polyarny, the Soviet submarine B-37 is destroyed when fire breaks out in its torpedo compartment.
1962
An avalanche on Huascarán in Peru causes around 4,000 deaths.
1961
Throgs Neck Bridge over the East River, linking New York City's boroughs of The Bronx and Queens, opens to road traffic.
1957
The African Convention is founded in Dakar, Senegal.
1949
The first "networked" television broadcasts took place as KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania goes on the air connecting the east coast and mid-west programming.
1946
Enver Hoxha, Secretary General of the Communist Party of Albania, declares the People's Republic of Albania with himself as head of state.
1943
The Republic of China agrees to the Sino-British New Equal Treaty and the Sino-American New Equal Treaty.
1943
Italian-American anarchist Carlo Tresca is assassinated in New York City.
1942
World War II: Japanese forces capture Kuala Lumpur, the capital of the Federated Malay States.
1942
World War II: Japanese forces attack Tarakan in Borneo, Netherlands Indies (Battle of Tarakan)
1935
Amelia Earhart becomes the first person to fly solo from Hawaii to California.
1927
Louis B. Mayer, head of film studio Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), announces the creation of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, at a banquet in Los Angeles, California.
1923
Occupation of the Ruhr: Troops from France and Belgium occupy the Ruhr area to force Germany to make its World War I reparation payments.
1922
First use of insulin to treat diabetes in a human patient.
1917
The Kingsland munitions factory explosion occurs as a result of sabotage.
1912
Immigrant textile workers in Lawrence, Massachusetts, go on strike when wages are reduced in response to a mandated shortening of the work week.
1908
Grand Canyon National Monument is created.
1879
The Anglo-Zulu War begins.
1863
American Civil War: Battle of Arkansas Post: General John McClernand and Admiral David Dixon Porter capture the Arkansas River for the Union.
1863
American Civil War: CSS Alabama encounters and sinks the USS Hatteras off Galveston Lighthouse in Texas.
1861
American Civil War : Alabama secedes from the United States.
1805
The Michigan Territory is created.
1787
William Herschel discovers Titania and Oberon, two moons of Uranus.
1779
Ching-Thang Khomba is crowned King of Manipur.
1759
In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the first American life insurance company is incorporated.
1693
A powerful earthquake destroys parts of Sicily and Malta.
1571
Austrian nobility is granted freedom of religion.
1569
First recorded lottery in England.
1158
Vladislaus II, Duke of Bohemia becomes King of Bohemia.
1055
Theodora is crowned empress of the Byzantine Empire.
947
Emperor Tai Zong of the Khitan-led Liao Dynasty invades the Later Jin, resulting in the destruction of the Later Jin.
630
Conquest of Mecca: The prophet Muhammad and his followers conquer the city, Quraysh surrender.
532
Nika riots in Constantinople: A quarrel between supporters of different chariot teams—the Blues and the Greens—in the Hippodrome escalates into violence.

Births On This Day

1997
Cody Simpson, Australian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
1996
Leroy Sané, German footballer
1995
Klaartje Liebens, Belgian tennis player
1993
Michael Keane, English footballer
1993
Will Keane, English footballer
1992
Dani Carvajal, Spanish footballer
1992
Lee Seung-hoon, South Korean rapper and dancer
1991
Andrea Bertolacci, Italian footballer
1990
Ryan Griffin, American football player
1989
Kane Linnett, Australian rugby league player
1988
Rodrigo José Pereira, Brazilian footballer
1987
Scotty Cranmer, American Professional BMX rider
1987
Danuta Kozák, Hungarian sprint canoer
1987
Daniel Semenzato, Italian footballer
1987
Jamie Vardy, English footballer
1987
Kim Young-kwang, South Korean actor and model
1985
Newton Faulkner, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
1985
Lucy Knisley, American author and illustrator
1984
Kevin Boss, American football player
1984
Dario Krešić, Croatian footballer
1984
Matt Mullenweg, American web developer and businessman, co-created WordPress
1984
Stijn Schaars, Dutch footballer
1983
Turner Battle, American basketball player
1983
André Myhrer, Swedish skier
1983
Matthew Palleschi, Canadian soccer player
1983
Ted Richards, Australian rules footballer
1983
Adrian Sutil, German race car driver
1982
Tony Allen, American basketball player
1982
Blake Heron, American actor (d. 2017)
1982
Son Ye-jin, South Korean actress
1980
Josh Hannay, Australian rugby league player
1980
Mike Williams, American football player
1979
Darren Lynn Bousman, American director and screenwriter
1979
Michael Lorenz, German footballer
1979
Henry Shefflin, Irish hurler
1978
Vallo Allingu, Estonian basketball player
1978
Holly Brisley, Australian actress
1978
Michael Duff, Irish footballer
1978
Emile Heskey, English footballer
1977
Shamari Buchanan, American football player
1977
Anni Friesinger-Postma, German speed skater
1977
Olexiy Lukashevych, Ukrainian long jumper
1977
Billy Taylor, English cricketer and umpire
1976
Efthimios Rentzias, Greek basketball player
1975
Rory Fitzpatrick, American ice hockey player
1975
Dan Luger, English rugby player and coach
1975
Matteo Renzi, Italian politician, 56th Prime Minister of Italy
1974
Roman Görtz, German footballer
1974
Cody McKay, Canadian baseball player
1974
Jens Nowotny, German footballer
1973
Rockmond Dunbar, American actor
1973
Rahul Dravid, Indian cricketer and captain
1972
Christian Jacobs, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor
1972
Anthony Lledo, Danish composer
1972
Amanda Peet, American actress and playwright
1971
Mary J. Blige, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress
1971
Jeff Orford, Australian rugby league player
1971
Chris Willsher, English singer-songwriter, drummer, and actor
1970
Manfredi Beninati, Italian painter and sculptor
1970
Chris Jent, American basketball player and coach
1970
Malcolm D. Lee, American director, producer, screenwriter, and actor
1970
Ken Ueno, American composer
1969
Manny Acta, Dominican-American baseball player, coach, manager, and sportscaster
1968
Anders Borg, Swedish economist and politician, Swedish Minister for Finance
1968
Tom Dumont, American guitarist and producer
1967
Michael Healy-Rae, Irish politician
1966
Marc Acito, American author and screenwriter
1965
Mascarita Sagrada, Mexican wrestler
1965
Aleksey Zhukov, Russian footballer and coach
1964
Ralph Recto, Filipino lawyer and politician
1964
Albert Dupontel, French actor and director
1963
Tracy Caulkins, Australian swimmer
1963
Petra Schneider, German swimmer
1962
Chris Bryant, Welsh politician, Minister of State for Europe
1962
Susan Lindauer, American journalist and activist
1962
Brian Moore, English rugby player
1961
Lars-Erik Torph, Swedish race car driver (d. 1989)
1959
Brett Bodine, American race car driver
1959
Rob Ramage, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1958
Vicki Peterson, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1957
Darryl Dawkins, American basketball player and coach (d. 2015)
1957
Peter Moore, Australian rules footballer and coach
1957
Bryan Robson, English footballer and manager
1956
Big Bank Hank, American rapper (d. 2014)
1956
Robert Earl Keen, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1954
Jaak Aaviksoo, Estonian physicist and politician, 26th Estonian Minister of Defence
1954
Kailash Satyarthi, Indian engineer, academic, and activist, Nobel Prize laureate
1953
Graham Allen, English politician, Vice-Chamberlain of the Household
1953
Kostas Skandalidis, Greek engineer and politician, Greek Minister of Agricultural Development and Food
1952
Bille Brown, Australian actor and playwright (d. 2013)
1952
Ben Crenshaw, American golfer and architect
1952
Michael Forshaw, Australian lawyer and politician
1952
Diana Gabaldon, American author
1952
Lee Ritenour, American guitarist, composer, and producer
1951
Charlie Huhn, American rock singer and guitarist
1951
Willie Maddren, English footballer and manager (d. 2000)
1951
Philip Tartaglia, Scottish archbishop
1949
Daryl Braithwaite, Australian singer-songwriter
1949
Mohammad Reza Rahimi, Iranian lawyer and politician, 2nd Vice President of Iran
1948
Fritz Bohla, German footballer and manager
1948
Joe Harper, Scottish footballer and manager
1948
Madeline Manning, American runner and coach
1948
Wajima Hiroshi, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 54th Yokozuna
1948
Terry Williams, Welsh drummer
1947
Hamish Macdonald, New Zealand rugby player
1946
Naomi Judd, American singer-songwriter and actress
1946
Tony Kaye, English progressive rock keyboard player and songwriter (Yes)
1946
John Piper, American theologian and author
1945
Christine Kaufmann, German actress, author, and businesswoman (d. 2017)
1944
Mohammed Abdul-Hayy, Sudanese poet and academic (d. 1989)
1944
Shibu Soren, Indian politician, 3rd Chief Minister of Jharkhand
1943
Jim Hightower, American journalist and politician
1942
Bud Acton, American basketball player
1942
Clarence Clemons, American saxophonist and actor (d. 2011)
1942
Leo Cullum, American soldier, pilot, and cartoonist (d. 2010)
1942
George Mira, American football player
1941
Gérson, Brazilian footballer
1940
Andres Tarand, Estonian geographer and politician, 10th Prime Minister of Estonia
1939
Anne Heggtveit, Canadian alpine skier
1938
Arthur Scargill, English miner, activist, and politician
1936
Eva Hesse, German-American sculptor and educator (d. 1970)
1934
Jean Chrétien, Canadian lawyer and politician, 20th Prime Minister of Canada
1933
Goldie Hill, American country singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2005)
1932
Alfonso Arau, Mexican actor and director
1931
Betty Churcher, Australian painter, historian, and curator (d. 2015)
1931
Mary Rodgers, American composer and author (d. 2014)
1930
Ron Mulock, Australian lawyer and politician, 10th Deputy Premier of New South Wales (d. 2014)
1930
Rod Taylor, Australian-American actor and screenwriter (d. 2015)
1929
Dmitri Bruns, Estonian architect and theorist
1928
Alan Bowness, English historian and curator
1928
David L. Wolper, American director and producer (d. 2010)
1926
Lev Dyomin, Russian colonel, pilot, and astronaut (d. 1998)
1925
Grant Tinker, American television producer, co-founded MTM Enterprises (d. 2016)
1924
Roger Guillemin, French-American physician and endocrinologist, Nobel Prize laureate
1924
Sam B. Hall, Jr., American lawyer, judge, and politician (d. 1994)
1924
Slim Harpo, American blues singer-songwriter and musician (d. 1970)
1923
Jerome Bixby, American author and screenwriter (d. 1998)
1923
Ernst Nolte, German historian and philosopher (d. 2016)
1923
Carroll Shelby, American race car driver, engineer, and businessman, founded Carroll Shelby International (d. 2012)
1921
Gory Guerrero, American wrestler and trainer (d. 1990)
1921
Juanita M. Kreps, American economist and politician, 24th United States Secretary of Commerce (d. 2010)
1920
Mick McManus, English wrestler (d. 2013)
1918
Robert C. O'Brien, American author and journalist (d. 1973)
1917
John Robarts, Canadian lawyer and politician, 17th Premier of Ontario (d. 1982)
1916
Bernard Blier, Argentinian-French actor (d. 1989)
1915
Luise Krüger, German javelin thrower (d. 2001)
1915
Paddy Mayne, British colonel and lawyer (d. 1955)
1913
Karl Stegger, Danish actor (d. 1980)
1912
Don "Red" Barry, American actor, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1980)
1911
Tommy Duncan, American singer-songwriter (d. 1967)
1911
Nora Heysen, Australian painter (d. 2003)
1911
Zenkō Suzuki, Japanese politician, 70th Prime Minister of Japan (d. 2004)
1910
Arthur Lambourn, New Zealand rugby player (d. 1999)
1910
Shane Paltridge, Australian soldier and politician (d. 1966)
1908
Lionel Stander, American actor and activist (d. 1994)
1907
Pierre Mendès France, French lawyer and politician, 142nd Prime Minister of France (d. 1982)
1907
Abraham Joshua Heschel, Polish-American rabbi, theologian, and philosopher (d. 1972)
1906
Albert Hofmann, Swiss chemist and academic, discoverer of LSD (d. 2008)
1905
Clyde Kluckhohn, American anthropologist and theorist (d. 1960)
1903
Alan Paton, South African author and activist (d. 1988)
1902
Maurice Duruflé, French organist and composer (d. 1986)
1901
Kwon Ki-ok, Korean pilot (d. 1988)
1899
Eva Le Gallienne, English-American actress, director, and producer (d. 1991)
1897
Bernard DeVoto, American historian and author (d. 1955)
1897
August Heissmeyer, German SS officer (d. 1979)
1895
Laurens Hammond, American engineer and businessman, founded the Hammond Clock Company (d. 1973)
1893
Ellinor Aiki, Estonian painter (d. 1969)
1893
Charles Fraser, Australian rugby league player and coach (d. 1981)
1893
Anthony M. Rud, American journalist and author (d. 1942)
1891
Andrew Sockalexis, American runner (d. 1919)
1890
Max Carey, American baseball player and manager (d. 1976)
1890
Oswald de Andrade, Brazilian poet and critic (d. 1954)
1889
Calvin Bridges, American geneticist and academic (d. 1938)
1888
Joseph B. Keenan, American jurist and politician (d. 1954)
1887
Aldo Leopold, American ecologist and author (d. 1948)
1885
Alice Paul, American activist and suffragist (d. 1977)
1878
Theodoros Pangalos, Greek general and politician, President of Greece (d. 1952)
1876
Elmer Flick, American baseball player (d. 1971)
1876
Thomas Hicks, American runner (d. 1952)
1875
Reinhold Glière, Russian composer and academic (d. 1956)
1873
John Callan O'Laughlin, American soldier and journalist (d. 1949)
1872
G. W. Pierce, American physicist and academic (d. 1956)
1870
Alexander Stirling Calder, American sculptor and educator (d. 1945)
1868
Cai Yuanpei, Chinese philosopher, academic, and politician (d. 1940)
1867
Edward B. Titchener, English psychologist and academic (d. 1927)
1864
Thomas Dixon, Jr., American minister, lawyer, and politician (d. 1946)
1859
George Curzon, 1st Marquess Curzon of Kedleston, English politician, 35th Governor-General of India (d. 1925)
1858
Harry Gordon Selfridge, American-English businessman, founded Selfridges (d. 1947)
1857
Fred Archer, English jockey (d. 1886)
1856
Christian Sinding, Norwegian pianist and composer (d. 1941)
1853
Georgios Jakobides, Greek painter and sculptor (d. 1932)
1852
Constantin Fehrenbach, German lawyer and politician, 4th Chancellor of Weimar Germany (d. 1926)
1850
Joseph Charles Arthur, American pathologist and mycologist (d. 1942)
1845
Albert Victor Bäcklund, Swedish mathematician and physicist (d. 1912)
1843
Adolf Eberle, German painter (d. 1914)
1842
William James, American psychologist and philosopher (d. 1910)
1839
Eugenio María de Hostos, Puerto Rican lawyer, philosopher, and sociologist (d. 1903)
1825
Bayard Taylor, American poet, author, and critic (d. 1878)
1815
John A. Macdonald, Scottish-Canadian lawyer and politician, 1st Prime Minister of Canada (d. 1891)
1814
James Paget, English surgeon and pathologist (d. 1899)
1807
Ezra Cornell, American businessman and philanthropist, founded Western Union and Cornell University (d. 1874)
1800
Ányos Jedlik, Hungarian physicist and engineer (d. 1895)
1788
William Thomas Brande, English chemist and academic (d. 1866)
1786
Joseph Jackson Lister, English physicist (d. 1869)
1777
Vincenzo Borg, Maltese merchant and rebel leader (d. 1837)
1760
Oliver Wolcott Jr., American lawyer and politician, 2nd United States Secretary of the Treasury, 24th Governor of Connecticut (d. 1833)
1757
Samuel Bentham, English engineer and architect (d. 1831)
1755
Alexander Hamilton, Nevisian-American general, economist and politician, 1st United States Secretary of the Treasury (d. 1804)
1671
François-Marie, 1st duc de Broglie, French general and diplomat (d. 1745)
1650
Diana Glauber, Dutch-German painter (d. 1721)
1642
Johann Friedrich Alberti, German organist and composer (d. 1710)
1638
Nicolas Steno, Danish bishop and anatomist (d. 1686)
1630
John Rogers, English-American minister, physician, and academic (d. 1684)
1624
Bastiaan Govertsz van der Leeuw, Dutch painter (d. 1680)
1591
Robert Devereux, 3rd Earl of Essex, English general and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Staffordshire (d. 1646)
1589
William Strode, English politician (d. 1666)
1503
Parmigianino, Italian artist (d. 1540)
1395
Michele of Valois, daughter of Charles VI of France (d. 1422)
1359
Emperor Go-En'yū of Japan (d. 1393)
1322
Emperor Kōmyō of Japan (d. 1380)
1209
Möngke Khan, Mongolian emperor (d. 1259)
1113
Wang Chongyang, Chinese religious leader and poet (d. 1170)
889
Abd-ar-Rahman III, first Caliph of Córdoba (d. 961)
347
Theodosius I, Roman emperor (d. 395)

Deaths On This Day

2018
Edgar Ray Killen, American murderer (b.1925)
2018
Michael Atiyah, British-Lebanese mathematician (b.1929)
2017
Adenan Satem, Malaysian politician and Chief Minister of Sarawak, Malaysia (b. 1944)
2016
Monte Irvin, American baseball player (b. 1919)
2016
David Margulies, American actor (b. 1937)
2015
Jenő Buzánszky, Hungarian footballer and coach (b. 1925)
2015
Anita Ekberg, Swedish-Italian model and actress (b. 1931)
2015
Chashi Nazrul Islam, Bangladeshi director and producer (b. 1941)
2015
Vernon Benjamin Mountcastle, American neuroscientist and academic (b. 1918)
2014
Keiko Awaji, Japanese actress (b. 1933)
2014
Muhammad Habibur Rahman, Indian-Bangladeshi jurist and politician, Prime Minister of Bangladesh (b. 1928)
2014
Chai Trong-rong, Taiwanese educator and politician (b. 1935)
2014
Ariel Sharon, Israeli general and politician, 11th Prime Minister of Israel (b. 1928)
2013
Aaron Swartz, American programmer (b. 1986)
2013
Guido Forti, Italian businessman, founded the Forti Racing Team (b. 1940)
2013
Nguyễn Khánh, Vietnamese general and politician, 3rd President of South Vietnam (b. 1927)
2013
Mariangela Melato, Italian actress (b. 1941)
2013
Tom Parry Jones, Welsh chemist, invented the breathalyzer (b. 1935)
2013
Alemayehu Shumye, Ethiopian runner (b. 1988)
2012
Mostafa Ahmadi-Roshan, Iranian physicist and academic (b. 1980)
2012
Gilles Jacquier, French journalist and photographer (b. 1968)
2012
Edgar Kaiser, Jr, American-Canadian businessman and philanthropist (b. 1942)
2012
Wally Osterkorn, American basketball player (b. 1928)
2012
Steven Rawlings, English astrophysicist, astronomer, and academic (b. 1961)
2012
David Whitaker, English composer and conductor (b. 1931)
2011
David Nelson, American actor, director, and producer (b. 1936)
2010
Miep Gies, Austrian-Dutch humanitarian (b. 1909)
2010
Éric Rohmer, French director, screenwriter, and critic (b. 1920)
2008
Edmund Hillary, New Zealand mountaineer and explorer (b. 1919)
2008
Carl Karcher, American businessman, co-founded Carl's Jr. (b. 1917)
2007
Solveig Dommartin, French-German actress (b. 1961)
2007
Robert Anton Wilson, American psychologist, author, poet, and playwright (b. 1932)
2003
Jože Pučnik, Slovenian sociologist and politician (b. 1932)
2002
Henri Verneuil, French-Armenian director and playwright (b. 1920)
2001
Louis Krages, German-American race car driver and businessman (b. 1949)
2001
Denys Lasdun, English architect, co-designed the Royal National Theatre (b. 1914)
2000
Ivan Combe, American businessman, invented Clearasil (b. 1911)
2000
Bob Lemon, American baseball player and manager (b. 1920)
1999
Fabrizio De André, Italian singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1940)
1999
Naomi Mitchison, Scottish author and poet (b. 1897)
1999
Brian Moore, Irish-Canadian author and screenwriter (b. 1921)
1996
Roger Crozier, Canadian-American ice hockey player, coach, and manager (b. 1942)
1995
Josef Gingold, Belarusian-American violinist and educator (b. 1909)
1995
Onat Kutlar, Turkish author and poet (b. 1936)
1995
Lewis Nixon, U.S. Army captain (b. 1918)
1995
Theodor Wisch, German general (b. 1907)
1994
Helmut Poppendick, German physician (b. 1902)
1991
Carl David Anderson, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1905)
1990
Carolyn Haywood, American author and illustrator (b. 1898)
1989
Ray Moore, English radio host (b. 1942)
1988
Pappy Boyington, American colonel and pilot, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1912)
1988
Isidor Isaac Rabi, Polish-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1898)
1987
Albert Ferber, Swiss-English pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1911)
1986
Sid Chaplin, English author and screenwriter (b. 1916)
1986
Andrzej Czok, Polish mountaineer (b. 1948)
1985
Edward Buzzell, American actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1895)
1985
William McKell, Australian lawyer and politician, 12th Governor-General of Australia (b. 1891)
1982
Paul Lynde, American Actor and comedian (b. 1926)
1981
Beulah Bondi, American actress (b. 1889)
1980
Barbara Pym, English author (b. 1913)
1975
Max Lorenz, German tenor and actor (b. 1901)
1972
Padraic Colum, Irish poet and playwright (b. 1881)
1969
Richmal Crompton, English author and educator (b. 1890)
1968
Moshe Zvi Segal, Israeli linguist and scholar (b. 1876)
1966
Alberto Giacometti, Swiss sculptor and painter (b. 1901)
1966
Lal Bahadur Shastri, Indian academic and politician, 2nd Prime Minister of India (b. 1904)
1965
Wally Pipp, American baseball player (b. 1893)
1963
Arthur Nock, English-American scholar, theologian, and academic (b. 1902)
1961
Elena Gerhardt, German soprano and actress (b. 1883)
1958
Alec Rowley, English organist and composer (b. 1892)
1958
Edna Purviance, American actress (b. 1895)
1957
Robert Garran, Australian lawyer and politician, Solicitor-General of Australia (b. 1867)
1954
Oscar Straus, Austrian composer (b. 1870)
1953
Noe Zhordania, Georgian journalist and politician, Prime Minister of Georgia (b. 1868)
1952
Jean de Lattre de Tassigny, French general (b. 1889)
1952
Aureliano Pertile, Italian tenor and educator (b. 1885)
1947
Eva Tanguay, Canadian singer (b. 1879)
1944
Galeazzo Ciano, Italian politician, Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1903)
1941
Emanuel Lasker, German mathematician, philosopher, and chess player (b. 1868)
1937
Nuri Conker, Turkish colonel and politician (b. 1882)
1931
James Milton Carroll, American pastor, historian, and author (b. 1852)
1928
Thomas Hardy, English novelist and poet (b. 1840)
1923
Constantine I of Greece (b. 1868)
1920
Steinar Schjøtt, Norwegian philologist and lexicographer (b. 1844)
1914
Carl Jacobsen, Danish brewer and philanthropist (b. 1842)
1904
William Sawyer, Canadian merchant and politician (b. 1815)
1902
Johnny Briggs, English cricketer and rugby player (b. 1862)
1891
Georges-Eugène Haussmann, French urban planner (b. 1809)
1882
Theodor Schwann, German physiologist and biologist (b. 1810)
1867
Stuart Donaldson, English-Australian businessman and politician, 1st Premier of New South Wales (b. 1812)
1866
Gustavus Vaughan Brooke, Irish actor (b. 1818)
1866
John Woolley, English minister and academic (b. 1816)
1843
Francis Scott Key, American lawyer, author, and songwriter (b. 1779)
1836
John Molson, Canadian businessman, founded the Molson Brewing Company (b. 1763)
1824
Thomas Mullins, 1st Baron Ventry, Anglo-Irish politician and peer (b. 1736)
1801
Domenico Cimarosa, Italian composer and educator (b. 1749)
1798
Heraclius II of Georgia (b. 1720)
1791
William Williams Pantycelyn, Welsh composer and poet (b. 1717)
1788
François Joseph Paul de Grasse, French admiral (b. 1722)
1771
Jean-Baptiste de Boyer, Marquis d'Argens, French philosopher and author (b. 1704)
1763
Caspar Abel, German poet, historian, and theologian (b. 1676)
1762
Louis-François Roubiliac, French-English sculptor (b. 1695)
1753
Hans Sloane, Irish-English physician and academic (b. 1660)
1735
Danilo I, Metropolitan of Cetinje (b. 1670)
1713
Pierre Jurieu, French priest and theologian (b. 1637)
1703
Johann Georg Graevius, German scholar and critic (b. 1632)
1696
Charles Albanel, French priest, missionary, and explorer (b. 1616)
1641
Juan Martínez de Jáuregui y Aguilar, Spanish poet and painter (b. 1583)
1554
Min Bin, king of Arakan (b. 1493)
1547
Pietro Bembo, Italian poet, scholar, and theorist (b. 1470)
1546
Gaudenzio Ferrari, Italian painter and sculptor (b. c. 1471)
1495
Pedro González de Mendoza, Spanish cardinal (b. 1428)
1494
Domenico Ghirlandaio, Italian painter (b. 1449)
1397
Skirgaila, Grand Duke of Lithuania
1396
Isidore Glabas, Metropolitan bishop of Thessalonica (b.c. 1341)
1372
Eleanor of Lancaster, English noblewoman (b. 1318)
1344
Thomas Charlton, Bishop of Hereford and Lord Chancellor of Ireland
1266
Swietopelk II, Duke of Pomerania
1083
Otto of Nordheim (b. 1020)
1068
Egbert I, Margrave of Meissen
1055
Constantine IX Monomachos, Byzantine emperor (b. 1000)
937
Cao, empress of Later Tang
937
Li Chongmei, prince of Later Tang
937
Li Congke, emperor of Later Tang (b. 885)
937
Liu, empress of Later Tang
887
Boso of Provence, Frankish nobleman
844
Michael I Rangabe, Byzantine emperor (b. 770)
812
Staurakios, Byzantine emperor
782
Emperor Kōnin of Japan (b. 709)
705
Pope John VI (b. 655)
140
Pope Hyginus, Bishop of Rome (b. 74)