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On This Day in History:  January 15

January 15 is the 15th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. 350 days remain until the end of the year (351 in leap years).

Lottery News On This Day

2019
N.J. woman wins $2M from gift scratch-off lottery ticket from dad, takes family on vacation. A New Jersey woman who received scratch-off lottery tickets as a gift from her father won big when one turned out to be worth $2 million.
2016
Tennessee couple claims share of $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot. A Tennessee couple that won a share of the $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot says they plan to return to their jobs after winning the mammoth prize.
2016
NC Powerball winner in trouble again. The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office has served a misdemeanor criminal summons to North Carolina's $188 million Powerball winner, Marie Holmes.
2016
Arizona Lottery director resigns amid controversy. Arizona Lottery Director Tony Bouie has resigned his post in Gov. Doug Ducey's administration amid controversy and concerns about his management of the department.
2015
MUSL employee arrested in Hot Lotto jackpot mystery. The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation has made an arrest in the four-year-old case involving a winning Hot Lotto ticket worth more than $16 million which the winner mysteriously decided not to claim.
2014
Woman and son claim Tennessee's first Mega Millions jackpot win. Bettina Still and her son Jonathan have played lottery games together for years and will split the $61 million prize from Tennessee's first Mega Millions jackpot win.
2014
Wyoming Lottery targets June for first ticket sales. The leader of the Wyoming Lottery Corporation says he is confident lottery tickets will go on sale in the state in June.
2013
Multi-state Wild Card game to change. Starting with the Wednesday night drawing, the multi-state Wild Card 2 lottery game will undergo some minor changes that will make the jackpots a little bigger, while making the game a little harder to win.
2013
Millions in lottery winnings go unclaimed each year. It is hard for some to believe, but even as some Americans dream of hitting it big in the Lotto, Powerball, and Mega Millions jackpots, for some it might have happened and whizzed by unnoticed.
2011
Losing NJ Lottery tickets may soon be lucrative. New Jersey Lottery officials plan to soon roll out "Million Dollar Replay," a program that will allow scratch-off holders to enter their losing tickets into a yearly $1 million drawing.
2011
S.C. man facing foreclosure wins lottery. A Pawleys Island, South Carolina, man told lottery officials winning $200,000 this week saved his home from being in foreclosure, according to a news release from the S.C. Education Lottery.
2007
Powerball lottery jackpot raised to $180 million. There were no jackpot winners in the Saturday night Powerball drawing, creating a new jackpot for the Wednesday, January 17th drawing of $180 million, with a cash option of $86 million.
2007
Gang 'used 007-style gadgets' to cheat casinos. A chef who turned high-tech poker cheat with an array of James Bond-style spy equipment to pocket an estimated £250,000 (US$491,000) was jailed for nine months today.
2007
S.C. Lottery will probably offer raffle game again. The S.C. lottery will likely offer its million dollar raffle game again, said Ernie Passailaigue, executive director.
2007
R.I. lottery machine prints invalid tickets. A lottery machine mix-up Thursday resulted in roughly 70 invalid tickets being printed at a Cranston convenience store, the Rhode Island Lottery said Friday.
2007
$17 million in Ohio Lottery scratch prizes unclaimed. Ohioans won $17 million and never bothered to collect their prizes.
2007
N.J. is next state to consider bad election lottery idea. First Arizona, now New Jersey: Two New Jersey Democrats are suggesting that a lottery be held each year on Dec. 31 for a million-dollar prize to be awarded to a registered voter who cast a ballot that year in a primary or general election.
2004
Lotto tickets only good one time around. An apparent gold mine found in the convenience store trash was too good to be true.
2004
Lottery Loser Pleads No Contest in Mega Case. The woman who claimed she lost a winning $162 million Mega Millions lottery ticket pleaded no contest Thursday to lying on a police report.
2004
One winner takes $35 million New York Lotto jackpot. One ticket matched all six numbers in Wednesday's New York Lotto drawing to win a jackpot of $35 million.
2004
Powerball Jackpot Reaches $37 Million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Wednesday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $37 million, with a cash option of $20.3 million.
2004
Mega Millions jackpot increases to $35 million. The Mega Millions jackpot grew to $35 million Wednesday after none of the tickets sold for Tuesday's drawing matched all five lotto numbers and the Mega Ball.
2004
Alabama may revisit lottery this year. State Sen. Pro Tem Lowell Barron expects the lottery to return to Alabama this year as an option to deal with the state's continuing budget crisis.
2004
Kansas Lottery joins Amber Alert. The Kansas Lottery announced Wednesday that it joined the Kansas Amber Alert program, which helps locate missing and abducted children.
2004
Tenn. lottery officials show off security measures for tickets. Before you start scratching a Tennessee lottery ticket, know there are security measures ensuring your ticket is valid.
2004
Tenn. merchants worry training for lottery machines insufficient. Lottery tickets go on sale in Tennessee in five days, and several merchants are concerned the Tennessee lottery board is doing too little to teach retailers how to use the ticket-generating equipment.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$296 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 15, 2020
2.$270 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jan 16, 2015
3.$194 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 17, 2015
4.$180 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 17, 2007
5.$165 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 17, 2009
6.€125 Million
US$151.19 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jan 20, 2006
7.$150 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jan 17, 2017
8.$135 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 18, 2017
9.$130 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jan 18, 2005
10.$112 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 16, 2019
11.€100 Million
US$110.25 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jan 17, 2020
12.€85.46 Million
US$104.69 Million
Draw Date
Jan 16, 2018
13.€90.97 Million
US$103.89 Million
Draw Date
Jan 15, 2019
14.$103 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jan 17, 2020
15.$95 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 16, 2008
16.$93 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 15, 2014
17.$90 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 16, 2013
18.€81 Million
US$88.43 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jan 15, 2016
19.$87 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 18, 2006
20.€58 Million
US$83.45 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jan 15, 2010
21.€67 Million
US$82.01 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Jan 19, 2018
22.$82 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 15, 2011
23.€75.86 Million
US$81.08 Million
Draw Date
Jan 17, 2017
24.€55 Million
US$80.48 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jan 18, 2008
25.$80 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 18, 2012

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1993
Friday, Jan 15, 1993
27 years old
1990
Monday, Jan 15, 1990
30 years old
1989
Sunday, Jan 15, 1989
31 years old
1983
Saturday, Jan 15, 1983
37 years old
1982
Friday, Jan 15, 1982
38 years old
1974
Tuesday, Jan 15, 1974
46 years old
1972
Saturday, Jan 15, 1972
48 years old
1966
Saturday, Jan 15, 1966
54 years old
1966
Saturday, Jan 15, 1966
54 years old
1966
Saturday, Jan 15, 1966
54 years old
1964
Wednesday, Jan 15, 1964
56 years old
1959
Thursday, Jan 15, 1959
61 years old
1958
Wednesday, Jan 15, 1958
62 years old
1954
Friday, Jan 15, 1954
66 years old
1946
Tuesday, Jan 15, 1946
74 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day

2019
Somali militants attacked the DusitD2 hotel in Nairobi,Kenya killing at least 21 people and injuring 19.
2019
Theresa May's UK government suffers the biggest government defeat in modern times, when 432 MPs voting against the proposed European Union withdrawal agreement, giving her opponents a majority of 230.
2016
The Kenyan Army suffers it worst defeat ever in a battle with Al-Shabaab Islamic insurgents in El-Adde, Somalia. An estimated 150 soldiers die.
2015
The Swiss National Bank abandons the cap on the franc's value relative to the euro, causing turmoil in international financial markets
2013
A train carrying Egyptian Army recruits derails near Giza, Greater Cairo, killing 19 and injuring 120 others.
2009
US Airways Flight 1549 ditches safely in the Hudson River after the plane collides with birds less than two minutes after take-off.
2007
Barzan Ibrahim al-Tikriti, former Iraqi intelligence chief and half-brother of Saddam Hussein, and Awad Hamed al-Bandar, former chief judge of the Revolutionary Court, are executed by hanging in Iraq.
2005
ESA's SMART-1 lunar orbiter discovers elements such as calcium, aluminum, silicon, iron, and other surface elements on the Moon.
2001
Wikipedia, a free wiki content encyclopedia, goes online.
1991
The United Nations deadline for the withdrawal of Iraqi forces from occupied Kuwait expires, preparing the way for the start of Operation Desert Storm.
1991
Elizabeth II, in her capacity as Queen of Australia, signs letters patent allowing Australia to become the first Commonwealth realm to institute its own Victoria Cross in its honours system.
1981
Pope John Paul II receives a delegation from Solidarity (Polish trade union) at the Vatican led by Lech Wałęsa.
1976
Gerald Ford's would-be assassin, Sara Jane Moore, is sentenced to life in prison.
1975
The Alvor Agreement is signed, ending the Angolan War of Independence and giving Angola independence from Portugal.
1973
Vietnam War: Citing progress in peace negotiations, President Richard Nixon announces the suspension of offensive action in North Vietnam.
1970
Nigerian Civil War: Biafran rebels surrender following an unsuccessful 32-month fight for independence from Nigeria.
1970
Muammar Gaddafi is proclaimed premier of Libya.
1969
The Soviet Union launches Soyuz 5.
1967
The first Super Bowl is played in Los Angeles. The Green Bay Packers defeat the Kansas City Chiefs 35-10.
1966
The First Nigerian Republic, led by Abubakar Tafawa Balewa is overthrown in a military coup d'état.
1962
The Derveni papyrus, Europe's oldest surviving manuscript dating to 340 BC, is found in northern Greece.
1962
Netherlands New Guinea Conflict: Indonesian Navy fast patrol boat RI Macan Tutul commanded by Commodore Yos Sudarso sunk in Arafura Sea by the Dutch Navy.
1949
Chinese Civil War: The Communist forces take over Tianjin from the Nationalist Government.
1947
The Black Dahlia murder: the dismembered corpse of Elizabeth Short was found in Los Angeles.
1943
World War II: The Soviet counter-offensive at Voronezh begins.
1943
The Pentagon is dedicated in Arlington, Virginia.
1937
Spanish Civil War: Nationalists and Republican both withdraw after suffering heavy losses, ending the Second Battle of the Corunna Road.
1936
The first building to be completely covered in glass, built for the Owens-Illinois Glass Company, is completed in Toledo, Ohio.
1934
The 8.0 Mw Nepal-Bihar earthquake strikes Nepal and Bihar with a maximum Mercalli intensity of XI (Extreme), killing an estimated 6,000-10,700 people.
1919
Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht, two of the most prominent socialists in Germany, are tortured and murdered by the Freikorps at the end of the Spartacist uprising.
1919
Great Molasses Flood: A wave of molasses released from an exploding storage tank sweeps through Boston, Massachusetts, killing 21 and injuring 150.
1910
Construction ends on the Buffalo Bill Dam in Wyoming, United States, which was the highest dam in the world at the time, at 325 ft (99 m).
1908
The Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority becomes the first Greek-letter organization founded and established by African American college women.
1892
James Naismith publishes the rules of basketball.
1889
The Coca-Cola Company, then known as the Pemberton Medicine Company, is incorporated in Atlanta.
1876
The first newspaper in Afrikaans, Die Afrikaanse Patriot, is published in Paarl.
1870
A political cartoon for the first time symbolizes the Democratic Party with a donkey ("A Live Jackass Kicking a Dead Lion" by Thomas Nast for Harper's Weekly).
1867
Forty people died when ice covering the boating lake at Regents Park, London, collapsed.
1865
American Civil War: Fort Fisher in North Carolina falls to the Union, thus cutting off the last major seaport of the Confederacy.
1844
University of Notre Dame receives its charter from the state of Indiana.
1822
Greek War of Independence: Demetrios Ypsilantis is elected president of the legislative assembly.
1818
A paper by David Brewster is read to the Royal Society, belatedly announcing his discovery of what we now call the biaxial class of doubly-refracting crystals. On the same day, Augustin-Jean Fresnel signs a "supplement" (submitted four days later) on reflection of polarized light.
1815
War of 1812: American frigate USS President, commanded by Commodore Stephen Decatur, is captured by a squadron of four British frigates.
1782
Superintendent of Finance Robert Morris goes before the U.S. Congress to recommend establishment of a national mint and decimal coinage.
1777
American Revolutionary War: New Connecticut (present-day Vermont) declares its independence.
1759
The British Museum opens to the public.
1582
Truce of Yam-Zapolsky: Russia cedes Livonia to the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth.
1559
Elizabeth I is crowned Queen of England in Westminster Abbey, London.
1541
King Francis I of France gives Jean-François Roberval a commission to settle the province of New France (Canada) and provide for the spread of the "Holy Catholic faith".
69
Otho seizes power in Rome, proclaiming himself Emperor of Rome, beginning a reign of only three months.

Births On This Day

2004
Grace VanderWaal, American singer-songwriter
1992
Joël Veltman, Dutch footballer
1991
Marc Bartra, Spanish footballer
1991
Nicolai Jørgensen, Danish footballer
1991
Darya Klishina, Russian long jumper
1991
James Mitchell, Australian basketball player
1990
Paul Blake, English sprinter
1990
Fernando Forestieri, Italian footballer
1990
Robert Trznadel, Polish footballer
1989
Alexei Cherepanov, Russian ice hockey player (d. 2008)
1988
Daniel Caligiuri, German footballer
1988
Skrillex, American DJ and producer
1987
Greg Inglis, Australian rugby league player
1987
Tsegaye Kebede, Ethiopian runner
1987
David Knight, English footballer
1987
Michael Seater, Canadian actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1986
Fred Davis, American football player
1985
René Adler, German footballer
1985
Enrico Patrizio, Italian rugby player
1985
Kenneth Emil Petersen, Danish footballer
1984
Ben Shapiro, American author and commentator
1983
Jermaine Pennant, English footballer
1983
Hugo Viana, Portuguese footballer
1982
Benjamin Agosto, American skater
1982
Armando Galarraga, Venezuelan baseball player
1982
Brett Lebda, American ice hockey player
1982
Ari Pulkkinen, Finnish pianist and composer
1982
Francis Zé, Cameroonian footballer
1981
El Hadji Diouf, Senegalese football player
1981
Pitbull, American rapper and producer
1981
Dylan Armstrong, Canadian shot putter and hammer thrower
1981
Vanessa Henke, German tennis player
1981
Sean Lamont, Scottish rugby player
1980
Matt Holliday, American baseball player
1979
Drew Brees, American football player
1979
Michalis Morfis, Cypriot footballer
1979
Martin Petrov, Bulgarian footballer
1978
Eddie Cahill, American actor
1978
Franco Pellizotti, Italian cyclist
1978
Ryan Sidebottom, English cricketer
1976
Doug Gottlieb, American basketball player and sportscaster
1976
Iryna Lishchynska, Ukrainian runner
1976
Scott Murray, Scottish rugby player
1976
Florentin Petre, Romanian footballer and manager
1975
Mary Pierce, Canadian-American tennis player and coach
1974
Séverine Deneulin, international development academic
1974
Ray King, American baseball player
1973
Essam El-Hadary, Egyptian footballer
1973
Suparno Satpathy, Indian socio-political leader
1972
Shelia Burrell, American heptathlete
1972
Christos Kostis, Greek footballer
1972
Claudia Winkleman, English journalist and critic
1971
Regina King, American actress
1970
Shane McMahon, American wrestler and businessman
1969
Delino DeShields, American baseball player and manager
1968
Chad Lowe, American actor, director, and producer
1967
Ted Tryba, American golfer
1966
Lisa Lisa, American R&B singer
1965
Maurizio Fondriest, Italian cyclist
1965
Bernard Hopkins, American boxer and coach
1965
James Nesbitt, Northern Irish actor
1964
Osmo Tapio Räihälä, Finnish composer
1963
Conrad Lant, English singer-songwriter and bass player
1963
Bruce Schneier, American cryptographer and author
1961
Serhiy N. Morozov, Ukrainian footballer and coach
1961
Yves Pelletier, Canadian actor and director
1959
Greg Dowling, Australian rugby league player
1959
Pavle Kozjek, Slovenian mountaineer and photographer (d. 2008)
1959
Pete Trewavas, English bass player and songwriter
1958
Ken Judge, Australian footballer and coach (d. 2016)
1958
Boris Tadić, Serbian psychologist and politician, 16th President of Serbia
1957
David Ige, American politician
1957
Marty Lyons, American football player and sportscaster
1957
Andrew Tyrie, English journalist and politician
1957
Mario Van Peebles, American actor and director
1956
Vitaly Kaloyev, Russian architect
1956
Mayawati, Indian educator and politician, 23rd Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh
1956
Marc Trestman, American football player and coach
1955
Nigel Benson, English author and illustrator
1955
Andreas Gursky, German photographer
1955
Khalid Islambouli, Egyptian lieutenant (d. 1982)
1954
Jose Dalisay, Jr., Filipino poet, author, and screenwriter
1953
Randy White, American football player
1952
Boris Blank, Swiss singer-songwriter
1952
Andrzej Fischer, Polish footballer
1950
Marius Trésor, French footballer and coach
1949
Luis Alvarado, Puerto Rican-American baseball player (d. 2001)
1949
Alasdair Liddell, English businessman (d. 2012)
1949
Ian Stewart, Scottish runner
1949
Howard Twitty, American golfer
1948
Ronnie Van Zant, American singer-songwriter (d. 1977)
1947
Mary Hogg, English lawyer and judge
1947
Andrea Martin, American-Canadian actress, singer, and screenwriter
1946
Charles Brown, American actor (d. 2004)
1945
Ko Chun-hsiung, Taiwanese actor, director, and politician (d. 2015)
1945
Vince Foster, American lawyer and political figure (d. 1993)
1945
William R. Higgins, American colonel (d. 1990)
1945
Princess Michael of Kent
1945
David Pleat, English footballer, manager, and sportscaster
1944
Jenny Nimmo, English author
1943
George Ambrum, Australian rugby league player (d. 1986)
1943
Margaret Beckett, English metallurgist and politician, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
1943
Stuart E. Eizenstat, American lawyer and diplomat, United States Ambassador to the European Union
1943
Mike Marshall, American baseball player
1942
Frank Joseph Polozola, American academic and judge (d. 2013)
1941
Captain Beefheart, American singer-songwriter, musician, and artist (d. 2010)
1939
Per Ahlmark, Swedish journalist and politician, 1st Deputy Prime Minister of Sweden (d. 2018)
1939
Tony Bullimore, British sailor
1938
Ashraf Aman, Pakistani engineer and mountaineer
1938
Estrella Blanca, Mexican wrestler
1938
Chuni Goswami, Indian footballer and cricketer
1937
Margaret O'Brien, American actress and singer
1934
V. S. Ramadevi, Indian civil servant and politician, 13th Governor of Karnataka (d. 2013)
1933
Frank Bough, English journalist and radio host
1933
Ernest J. Gaines, American author and academic
1933
Peter Maitlis, English chemist and academic
1932
Lou Jones, American sprinter (d. 2006)
1931
Lee Bontecou, American painter and sculptor
1930
Eddie Graham, American wrestler and promoter (d. 1985)
1929
Earl Hooker, American guitarist (d. 1970)
1929
Martin Luther King, Jr., American minister and activist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1968)
1928
W. R. Mitchell, English journalist and author (d. 2015)
1927
Phyllis Coates, American actress
1926
Maria Schell, Austrian-Swiss actress (d. 2005)
1925
Ruth Slenczynska, American pianist and composer
1925
Ignacio López Tarso, Mexican actor
1924
George Lowe, New Zealand-English mountaineer and explorer (d. 2013)
1923
Ivor Cutler, Scottish pianist, songwriter, and poet (d. 2006)
1923
Lee Teng-hui, Taiwanese-Chinese economist and politician, 4th President of the Republic of China
1922
Sylvia Lawler, English geneticist (d. 1996)
1922
Eric Willis, Australian sergeant and politician, 34th Premier of New South Wales (d. 1999)
1921
Babasaheb Bhosale, Indian lawyer and politician, 8th Chief Minister of Maharashtra (d. 2007)
1921
Frank Thornton, English actor (d. 2013)
1920
Steve Gromek, American baseball player (d. 2002)
1920
John O'Connor, American cardinal (d. 2000)
1919
Maurice Herzog, French mountaineer and politician, French Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports (d. 2012)
1919
George Cadle Price, Belizean politician, 1st Prime Minister of Belize (d. 2011)
1918
João Figueiredo, Brazilian general and politician, 30th President of Brazil (d. 1999)
1918
Édouard Gagnon, Canadian cardinal (d. 2007)
1918
Gamal Abdel Nasser, Egyptian colonel and politician, 2nd President of Egypt (d. 1970)
1917
K. A. Thangavelu, Indian film actor and comedian (d. 1994)
1914
Stefan Bałuk, Polish general (d. 2014)
1914
Hugh Trevor-Roper, English historian and academic (d. 2003)
1913
Eugène Brands, Dutch painter (d. 2002)
1913
Lloyd Bridges, American actor (d. 1998)
1913
Miriam Hyde, Australian pianist and composer (d. 2005)
1913
Alexander Marinesko, Ukrainian-Russian lieutenant (d. 1963)
1912
Michel Debré, French lawyer and politician, Prime Minister of France (d. 1996)
1909
Jean Bugatti, German-French engineer (d. 1939)
1909
Gene Krupa, American drummer, composer, and actor (d. 1973)
1908
Edward Teller, Hungarian-American physicist and academic (d. 2003)
1907
Janusz Kusociński, Polish runner and soldier (d. 1940)
1903
Paul A. Dever, American lieutenant and politician, 58th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1958)
1902
Nâzım Hikmet, Greek-Turkish author, poet, and playwright (d. 1963)
1902
Saud of Saudi Arabia (d. 1969)
1896
Marjorie Bennett, Australian-American actress (d. 1982)
1895
Artturi Ilmari Virtanen, Finnish chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1973)
1893
Ivor Novello, Welsh singer-songwriter and actor (d. 1951)
1891
Ray Chapman, American baseball player (d. 1920)
1891
Osip Mandelstam, Russian poet and translator (d. 1938)
1890
Michiaki Kamada, Japanese admiral (d. 1947)
1885
Lorenz Böhler, Austrian physician and author (d. 1973)
1885
Grover Lowdermilk, American baseball player (d. 1968)
1882
Henry Burr, Canadian singer, radio performer, and producer (d. 1941)
1879
Mazo de la Roche, Canadian author and playwright (d. 1961)
1878
Johanna Müller-Hermann, Austrian composer (d. 1941)
1877
Lewis Terman, American psychologist, eugenicist, and academic (d. 1956)
1875
Thomas Burke, American sprinter, coach, and journalist (d. 1929)
1872
Arsen Kotsoyev, Russian author and translator (d. 1944)
1870
Pierre S. du Pont, American businessman and philanthropist (d. 1954)
1869
Ruby Laffoon, American lawyer and politician, 43rd Governor of Kentucky (d. 1941)
1869
Stanisław Wyspiański, Polish poet, playwright, and painter (d. 1907)
1866
Nathan Söderblom, Swedish archbishop, historian, and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1931)
1863
Wilhelm Marx, German lawyer and politician, 17th Chancellor of Germany (d. 1946)
1859
Archibald Peake, English-Australian politician, 25th Premier of South Australia (d. 1920)
1858
Giovanni Segantini, Austrian painter (d. 1899)
1855
Jacques Damala, Greek-French soldier and actor (d. 1889)
1850
Leonard Darwin, English soldier, eugenicist, and politician (d. 1943)
1850
Mihai Eminescu, Romanian journalist, author, and poet (d. 1889)
1850
Sofia Kovalevskaya, Russian-Swedish mathematician and physicist (d. 1891)
1842
Josef Breuer, Austrian physician and psychiatrist (d. 1925)
1842
Mary MacKillop, Australian nun and saint, co-founded the Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart (d. 1909)
1841
Frederick Stanley, 16th Earl of Derby, English captain and politician, 6th Governor General of Canada (d. 1908)
1834
Samuel Arza Davenport, American lawyer and politician (d. 1911)
1815
William Bickerton, English-American religious leader, 3rd President of the Church of Jesus Christ (d. 1905)
1812
Peter Christen Asbjørnsen, Norwegian author and scholar (d. 1885)
1809
Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, French economist and politician (d. 1865)
1803
Marjorie Fleming, Scottish poet and author (d. 1811)
1795
Alexander Griboyedov, Russian playwright, composer, and poet (d. 1829)
1791
Franz Grillparzer, Austrian author, poet, and playwright (d. 1872)
1754
Richard Martin, Irish activist and politician, co-founded the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (d. 1834)
1747
John Aikin, English surgeon and author (d. 1822)
1716
Philip Livingston, American merchant and politician (d. 1778)
1674
Prosper Jolyot de Crébillon, French poet and playwright (d. 1762)
1671
Abraham de la Pryme, English archaeologist and historian (d. 1704)
1623
Algernon Sidney, British philosopher (d. 1683)
1622
Molière, French actor and playwright (d. 1673)
1595
Henry Carey, 2nd Earl of Monmouth, English politician (d. 1661)
1538
Maeda Toshiie, Japanese general (d. 1599)
1481
Ashikaga Yoshizumi, Japanese shōgun (d. 1511)
1462
Edzard I, Count of East Frisia, German noble (d. 1528)
1432
Afonso V of Portugal (d. 1481)
961
Seongjong of Goryeo, Korean ruler (d. 997)

Deaths On This Day

2019
Carol Channing, American actress (b. 1921)
2018
Dolores O'Riordan, Irish pop singer (b. 1971)
2017
Jimmy Snuka, Fijian professional wrestler (b. 1943)
2016
Francisco X. Alarcón, American poet and educator (b. 1954)
2016
Ken Judge, Australian footballer and coach (b. 1958)
2016
Manuel Velázquez, Spanish footballer (b. 1943)
2015
Ervin Drake, American songwriter and composer (b. 1919)
2015
Kim Fowley, American singer-songwriter, producer, and manager (b. 1939)
2015
Ray Nagel, American football player and coach (b. 1927)
2014
Curtis Bray, American football player and coach (b. 1970)
2014
John Dobson, Chinese-American astronomer and author (b. 1915)
2014
Roger Lloyd-Pack, English actor (b. 1944)
2013
Nagisa Oshima, Japanese director and screenwriter (b. 1932)
2013
John Thomas, American high jumper (b. 1941)
2012
Ed Derwinski, American soldier and politician, 1st United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs (b. 1926)
2012
Manuel Fraga Iribarne, Spanish lawyer and politician, 3rd President of the Xunta of Galicia (b. 1922)
2012
Carlo Fruttero, Italian journalist and author (b. 1926)
2012
Samuel Jaskilka, American general (b. 1919)
2012
Ib Spang Olsen, Danish author and illustrator (b. 1921)
2012
Hulett C. Smith, American lieutenant and politician, 27th Governor of West Virginia (b. 1918)
2011
Nat Lofthouse, English footballer and manager (b. 1925)
2011
Pierre Louis-Dreyfus, French soldier, race car driver, and businessman (b. 1908)
2011
Susannah York, English actress and activist (b. 1939)
2009
Lincoln Verduga Loor, Ecuadorian journalist and politician (b. 1917)
2008
Robert V. Bruce, American historian, author, and academic (b. 1923)
2008
Brad Renfro, American actor (b. 1982)
2007
Awad Hamed al-Bandar, Iraqi lawyer and judge (b. 1945)
2007
Barzan Ibrahim al-Tikriti, Iraqi intelligence officer (b. 1951)
2007
James Hillier, Canadian-American computer scientist and academic, co-invented the electron microscope (b. 1915)
2007
Pura Santillan-Castrence, Filipino educator and diplomat (b. 1905)
2007
Bo Yibo, Chinese commander and politician, Vice Premier of the People's Republic of China (b. 1908)
2006
Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Kuwaiti ruler (b. 1926)
2005
Victoria de los Ángeles, Spanish soprano and actress (b. 1923)
2005
Walter Ernsting, German author (b. 1920)
2005
Elizabeth Janeway, American author and critic (b. 1913)
2005
Ruth Warrick, American actress (b. 1916)
2004
Olivia Goldsmith, American author (b. 1949)
2003
Doris Fisher, American singer-songwriter (b. 1915)
2002
Michael Anthony Bilandic, American politician, 49th Mayor of Chicago (b. 1923)
2002
Eugène Brands, Dutch painter (b. 1913)
2001
Leo Marks, English cryptographer, playwright, and screenwriter (b. 1920)
2000
Georges-Henri Lévesque, Canadian-Dominican priest and sociologist (b. 1903)
1999
Betty Box, English composer and producer (b. 1915)
1998
Gulzarilal Nanda, Indian economist and politician, Prime Minister of India (b. 1898)
1998
Junior Wells, American singer-songwriter and harmonica player (b. 1934)
1996
Les Baxter, American pianist and composer (b. 1922)
1996
Moshoeshoe II of Lesotho (b. 1938)
1994
Georges Cziffra, Hungarian-French pianist and composer (b. 1921)
1994
Harry Nilsson, American singer-songwriter (b. 1941)
1994
Harilal Upadhyay, Indian author, poet, and astrologist (b. 1916)
1993
Sammy Cahn, American songwriter (b. 1913)
1990
Gordon Jackson, Scottish-English actor (b. 1923)
1990
Peggy van Praagh, English ballerina, choreographer, and director (b. 1910)
1988
Seán MacBride, Irish republican activist and politician, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1904)
1987
Ray Bolger, American actor, singer, and dancer (b. 1904)
1984
Fazıl Küçük, Cypriot journalist and politician (b. 1906)
1983
Armin Öpik, Estonian-Australian paleontologist and geologist (b. 1898)
1983
Shepperd Strudwick, American actor (b. 1907)
1982
Red Smith, American journalist (b. 1905)
1981
Graham Whitehead, English race car driver (b. 1922)
1974
Harold D. Cooley, American lawyer and politician (b. 1897)
1973
Coleman Francis, American actor, director, and producer (b. 1919)
1973
Ivan Petrovsky, Russian mathematician and academic (b. 1901)
1972
Daisy Ashford, English author (b. 1881)
1970
Frank Clement, English race car driver (b. 1886)
1970
William T. Piper, American engineer and businessman, founded Piper Aircraft (b. 1881)
1968
Bill Masterton, Canadian-American ice hockey player (b. 1938)
1967
David Burliuk, Ukrainian author and illustrator (b. 1882)
1964
Jack Teagarden, American singer-songwriter and trombonist (b. 1905)
1959
Regina Margareten, Hungarian businesswoman (b. 1863)
1955
Yves Tanguy, French-American painter (b. 1900)
1952
Ned Hanlon, Australian sergeant and politician, 26th Premier of Queensland (b. 1887)
1951
Ernest Swinton, British Army officer (b. 1868)
1951
Nikolai Vekšin, Estonian-Russian captain and sailor (b. 1887)
1950
Henry H. Arnold, American general (b. 1886)
1948
Josephus Daniels, American publisher and diplomat, 41st United States Secretary of the Navy (b. 1862)
1945
Wilhelm Wirtinger, Austrian-German mathematician and theorist (b. 1865)
1937
Anton Holban, Romanian author, theoretician, and educator (b. 1902)
1936
Henry Forster, 1st Baron Forster, English cricketer and politician, 7th Governor-General of Australia (b. 1866)
1929
George Cope, American painter (b. 1855)
1926
Enrico Toselli, Italian pianist and composer (b. 1883)
1919
Karl Liebknecht, German politician (b. 1871)
1919
Rosa Luxemburg, German economist, theorist, and philosopher (b. 1871)
1916
Modest Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Russian playwright and translator (b. 1850)
1909
Arnold Janssen, German priest and missionary (b. 1837)
1905
George Thorn, Australian politician, 6th Premier of Queensland (b. 1838)
1896
Mathew Brady, American photographer and journalist (b. 1822)
1893
Fanny Kemble, English actress (b. 1809)
1885
Leopold Damrosch, German-American composer and conductor (b. 1832)
1876
Eliza McCardle Johnson, American wife of Andrew Johnson, 18th First Lady of the United States (b. 1810)
1866
Massimo d'Azeglio, Piedmontese-Italian statesman, novelist and painter (b. 1798)
1864
Isaac Nathan, English-Australian composer and journalist (b. 1792)
1855
Henri Braconnot, French chemist and pharmacist (b. 1780)
1815
Emma, Lady Hamilton, English-French mistress of Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson (b. 1761)
1813
Anton Bernolák, Slovak linguist and priest (b. 1762)
1804
Dru Drury, English entomologist and author (b. 1725)
1790
John Landen, English mathematician and theorist (b. 1719)
1775
Giovanni Battista Sammartini, Italian organist and composer (b. 1700)
1683
Philip Warwick, English politician (b. 1609)
1672
John Cosin, English bishop and academic (b. 1594)
1623
Paolo Sarpi, Italian lawyer, historian, and scholar (b. 1552)
1595
Murad III, Ottoman Sultan (b. 1546)
1584
Martha Leijonhufvud, Swedish noblewoman (b. 1520)
1569
Catherine Carey, lady-in-waiting to Elizabeth I of England (b. 1524)
1568
Nicolaus Olahus, Romanian archbishop (b. 1493)
1149
Berengaria of Barcelona, queen consort of Castile (b. 1116)
950
Wang Jingchong, Chinese general
936
Rudolph of France (b. 880)
849
Theophylact, Byzantine emperor (b. 793)
570
Íte of Killeedy, Irish nun and saint (b. 475)
348
Chak Tok Ich'aak I, Mayan ruler (b. 475)
AD 69
Galba, Roman emperor (b. 3 BC)