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On This Day in History:  January 16

January 16 is the 16th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. 349 days remain until the end of the year (350 in leap years).

Lottery News On This Day

2020
Credit risk manager claims record $70 million Lotto Max jackpot. A Canadian man is $70 million (US$53.7 million) richer after winning a record-breaking Lotto Max lottery jackpot in the Greater Toronto Area.
2019
WV Lottery not backing online gaming law this session. West Virginia Lottery officials will back two bills intended to increase revenue, but do not plan to pursue legalization of online gaming this session, Lottery Director John Myers told the House Finance Committee Friday.
2019
Illinois Lottery fixes problem that prevented some ticket sales. Several lottery players in Illinois were unable to purchase Pick 3 and Pick 4 tickets from retailers Tuesday, just before the midday drawing.
2018
CT Lottery holds do-over raffle drawing. The Connecticut Lottery Corp. held a do-over drawing Tuesday morning to partially correct a $1.375 million blunder that happened Jan. 1, when nearly half of the eligible tickets in the New Year's Million-Dollar Super Draw game — 100,000 out of the 214,601 sold at $10 each — were excluded from the drawing.
2018
Fake News: $451 million lottery winner Shane Missler NOT giving away $5,000 to retweeters. Internet scammers are creating numerous bogus social media accounts in an attempt to deceive people looking for a share of a Florida man's $451 Mega Millions lottery jackpot.
2016
Lottery veterans question Tennessee family's behavior before claiming Powerball winnings. The Tennessee winners who split the world record $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot decided to fly to New York City to appear on NBC's "Today" show several hours before claiming their stake in the Powerball jackpot, which left some lottery veterans uneasy about the couple's exposure.
2015
GET OUT THE VIOLIN: Florida woman grieving about $5 million lottery win. A Florida woman who won a $5 million Mega Millions prize said, "I don't gamble," and claims to be distraught over winning the massive payout.
2014
NY lottery winner contemplates moving to Paris. The winner of a $3 million New York Lottery jackpot is an artist who may realize a dream of moving to Paris, France.
2013
Laid off Oregon man wins $1 million. An Oregon man who has been out of work since May won $1 million playing the Oregon Lottery.
2009
Wyoming lottery backers try again. Legislators will have another chance to pass a state lottery bill in the weeks ahead. The new proposal is modeled after the 15-year-old Georgia lottery.
2009
Calif. Lottery introducing new game show. After nearly 24 years and millions in prizes, the California Lottery is replacing its "Big Spin" television game show with what it hopes will be a more attractive, four-part successor, "Make Me a Millionaire."
2009
New Michigan lottery terminals are giving retailers fits. The new generation of Michigan Lottery machines is giving some retailers fits as the devices sometimes go on the blink in this winter's harsh weather.
2009
CT Lottery Sells Out Of 1549 After Crash. Hours after US Airways Flight 1549 made an emergency landing in the Hudson River, the lottery number 1549 sold out in Connecticut.
2008
Brothers sharing $1M Georgia Lottery jackpot. With a few scratches, brothers Samoeun and Samoeuth Am have achieved a lofty goal only dreamed about by most Americans.
2008
Newspaper editorial in favor of authentic lottery drawings. A Clarksville, Tennessee newspaper editorial explains why the Tennessee Lottery should immediately abolish their new computerized drawing system, and return to real lottery drawings.
2008
GTECH awarded Pennsylvania, West Virginia lottery contracts. Lottomatica SpA said its wholly-owned subsidiary GTECH has been told by the Pennsylvania State Lottery of its intent to award GTECH a 5-year contract to provide online and instant integrated services.
2008
Elks Club members in fight over $21M lottery win. It may have once seemed like a dream come true, but a winning lottery ticket has turned into a nightmare for 21 people in Okotoks, Alberta.
2006
After sale, GTECH to remain in R.I.. The terms of the recent sale of GTECH to the Italian company Lottomatica allows GTECH to fulfill its existing commitments to Rhode Island, something that officials within the company said they hoped to do when news of a possible sale broke in September.
2006
$20 million Illinois Lotto ticket sold at convenience store. Someone is much richer this week after buying a winning Illinois Lottery ticket -- and hopefully they know it.
2006
Interim Texas Lottery Director Hired. One of the original commissioners to oversee the Texas lottery was called back to service Friday, this time to act as the temporary executive director of the troubled agency because officials have been unable to find someone to permanently fill the job, which has been open for six months.
2004
Lottery Dead Issue in Alabama Legislature. Christian Coalition of Alabama President John Giles stated: "We have documentation, signed by House and Senate members that suggests any effort to legalize the lottery is dead on arrival."
2004
Investing a windfall. What to do when a pile of money is suddenly dumped into your lap.
2004
$60 million? It's 'like an out-of-body experience'. Becoming Pennsylvania's newest multimillionaire means Lisa Ensor will have a bigger wedding reception than she was planning and a larger investment portfolio.
2004
Machine Operator Claims $60.2M Powerball. An electronics plant worker came forward Thursday to claim half of the $221.5 million Powerball jackpot, more than two weeks after she bought the winning ticket.
2004
Colorado Lottery trying to win back trust. The Colorado Lottery Commission took an important step toward sprucing up the agency's increasingly tarnished image this week by approving tough new conflict-of-interest rules.
2004
Mass. Lottery games to merge, jackpots to increase. The executive director of the Massachusetts Lottery said Wednesday that the lottery plans to consolidate MassMillions and Megabucks into one game with bigger jackpots, in an attempt to attract more players.
2004
Winning SuperLotto Plus Ticket Bought In San Diego Co.. Someone in San Diego County is holding one of two winning tickets to Wednesday night's SuperLotto Plus drawing for $13 million.
2004
Mega Millions seller not on record as store's owner. The Ohio Lottery says a man who accepted a symbolic check as the co-owner of a South Euclid convenience store that sold a winning Mega Millions ticket isn't the owner.
2004
Tennessee Lottery launches Web site. The Tennessee Lottery unveiled its new site Thursday, five days before selling the first instant games.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$321 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 18, 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.$113 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 18, 2014
11.$112 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 16, 2019
12.€100 Million
US$110.25 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jan 17, 2020
13.€91.97 Million
US$104.77 Million
Draw Date
Jan 17, 2019
14.€85.46 Million
US$104.69 Million
Draw Date
Jan 16, 2018
15.$103 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jan 17, 2020
16.€89 Million
US$97.01 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jan 19, 2016
17.$96 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 19, 2011
18.$95 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 16, 2008
19.$90 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 16, 2013
20.$87 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 18, 2006
21.$86 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jan 19, 2010
22.€67 Million
US$82.01 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Jan 19, 2018
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

1986
Thursday, Jan 16, 1986
34 years old
1976
Friday, Jan 16, 1976
44 years old
1976
Friday, Jan 16, 1976
44 years old
1975
Thursday, Jan 16, 1975
45 years old
1972
Sunday, Jan 16, 1972
48 years old
1971
Saturday, Jan 16, 1971
49 years old
1968
Tuesday, Jan 16, 1968
52 years old
1965
Saturday, Jan 16, 1965
55 years old
1962
Tuesday, Jan 16, 1962
58 years old
1958
Thursday, Jan 16, 1958
62 years old
1958
Thursday, Jan 16, 1958
62 years old
1954
Saturday, Jan 16, 1954
66 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day

2016
Thirty-three out of 126 freed hostages are injured and 23 killed in terrorist attacks in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso on a hotel and a nearby restaurant.
2006
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is sworn in as Liberia's new president. She becomes Africa's first female elected head of state.
2003
The Space Shuttle Columbia takes off for mission STS-107 which would be its final one. Columbia disintegrated 16 days later on re-entry.
2002
The UN Security Council unanimously establishes an arms embargo and the freezing of assets of Osama bin Laden, al-Qaeda, and the remaining members of the Taliban.
2001
Congolese President Laurent-Désiré Kabila is assassinated by one of his own bodyguards.
2001
US President Bill Clinton awards former President Theodore Roosevelt a posthumous Medal of Honor for his service in the Spanish-American War.
1992
El Salvador officials and rebel leaders sign the Chapultepec Peace Accords in Mexico City, Mexico ending the 12-year Salvadoran Civil War that claimed at least 75,000 lives.
1991
Coalition Forces go to war with Iraq, beginning the Gulf War.
1979
The last Iranian Shah flees Iran with his family for good and relocates to Egypt.
1969
Czech student Jan Palach commits suicide by self-immolation in Prague, Czechoslovakia, in protest against the Soviets' crushing of the Prague Spring the year before.
1969
Soviet spacecraft Soyuz 4 and Soyuz 5 perform the first-ever docking of manned spacecraft in orbit, the first-ever transfer of crew from one space vehicle to another, and the only time such a transfer was accomplished with a space walk.
1964
Hello, Dolly! opened on Broadway, beginning a run of 2,844 performances.
1945
Adolf Hitler moves into his underground bunker, the so-called Führerbunker.
1942
Crash of TWA Flight 3, killing all 22 aboard, including film star Carole Lombard.
1921
The Marxist Left in Slovakia and the Transcarpathian Ukraine holds its founding congress in Ľubochňa.
1920
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Incorporated was founded on the campus of Howard University.
1920
The League of Nations holds its first council meeting in Paris, France.
1919
The United States ratifies the Eighteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, requiring Prohibition in the United States one year after ratification.
1909
Ernest Shackleton's expedition finds the magnetic South Pole.
1900
The United States Senate accepts the Anglo-German treaty of 1899 in which the United Kingdom renounces its claims to the Samoan islands.
1883
The Pendleton Civil Service Reform Act, establishing the United States Civil Service, is passed.
1878
Russo-Turkish War (1877-78): Battle of Philippopolis: Captain Aleksandr Burago with a squadron of Russian Imperial army dragoons liberates Plovdiv from Ottoman rule.
1862
Hartley Colliery disaster: Two hundred and four men and boys killed in a mining disaster. Prompted a change in UK law which henceforth required all collieries to have at least two independent means of escape.
1847
John C. Frémont is appointed Governor of the new California Territory.
1809
Peninsular War: The British defeat the French at the Battle of La Coruña.
1786
Virginia enacts the Statute for Religious Freedom authored by Thomas Jefferson.
1780
American Revolutionary War: Battle of Cape St. Vincent.
1757
Forces of the Maratha Empire defeat a 5,000-strong army of the Durrani Empire in the Battle of Narela.
1707
The Scottish Parliament ratifies the Act of Union, paving the way for the creation of Great Britain.
1605
The first edition of El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha (Book One of Don Quixote) by Miguel de Cervantes is published in Madrid, Spain.
1572
Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk is tried for treason for his part in the Ridolfi plot to restore Catholicism in England.
1556
Philip II becomes King of Spain.
1547
Grand Duke Ivan IV of Muscovy becomes the first Tsar of Russia, replacing the 264-year-old Grand Duchy of Moscow with the Tsardom of Russia.
1492
The first grammar of the Spanish language (Gramática de la lengua castellana) is presented to Queen Isabella I.
1412
The Medici family is appointed official banker of the Papacy.
1362
A storm tide in the North Sea ravages the East coast of England and destroys the German city of Rungholt on the island of Strand.
1120
The Council of Nablus is held, establishing the earliest surviving written laws of the Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem.
929
Emir Abd-ar-Rahman III established the Caliphate of Córdoba.
550
Gothic War: The Ostrogoths, under King Totila, conquer Rome after a long siege, by bribing the Isaurian garrison.
378
General Siyaj K'ak' conquers Tikal, enlarging the domain of King Spearthrower Owl of Teotihuacán.
27 BCE
Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus is granted the title Augustus by the Roman Senate, marking the beginning of the Roman Empire.

Births On This Day

1998
Cameron Murray, Australian rugby league player
1995
Mikaela Turik, Australian-Canadian cricketer
1994
Chris Smith, Australian rugby league player
1993
Hannes Anier, Estonian footballer
1993
Amandine Hesse, French tennis player
1991
Matt Duchene, Canadian ice hockey player
1988
Nicklas Bendtner, Danish footballer
1988
Jorge Torres Nilo, Mexican footballer
1987
Jake Epstein, Canadian actor
1987
Charlotte Henshaw, English swimmer
1986
Johannes Rahn, German footballer
1986
Mark Trumbo, American baseball player
1986
Reto Ziegler, Swiss footballer
1985
Joe Flacco, American football player
1985
Jayde Herrick, Australian cricketer
1985
Gintaras Januševičius, Russian-Lithuanian pianist
1985
Jonathan Richter, Danish footballer
1985
Sidharth Malhotra, Indian actor
1984
Stephan Lichtsteiner, Swiss footballer
1984
Miroslav Radović, Serbian footballer
1983
Emanuel Pogatetz, Austrian footballer
1983
Andriy Rusol, Ukrainian footballer
1982
Preston, English singer-songwriter
1982
Tuncay Şanlı, Turkish footballer
1981
Jamie Lundmark, Canadian ice hockey player
1981
Paul Rofe, Australian cricketer
1980
Lin-Manuel Miranda, American actor, playwright, and composer
1980
Albert Pujols, Dominican-American baseball player
1979
Aaliyah, American singer and actress (d. 2001)
1979
Brenden Morrow, Canadian ice hockey player
1979
Jason Ward, Canadian ice hockey player
1978
Alfredo Amézaga, Mexican baseball player
1977
Jeff Foster, American basketball player
1976
Viktor Maslov, Russian race car driver
1976
Martina Moravcová, Slovak swimmer
1974
Marlon Anderson, American baseball player and sportscaster
1974
John Hopoate, Tongan-Australian rugby league player and boxer
1974
Kate Moss, English model and fashion designer
1972
Ruben Bagger, Danish footballer
1972
Ang Christou, Australian footballer
1972
Yuri Alekseevich Drozdov, Russian footballer and manager
1972
Ezra Hendrickson, Vincentian footballer and manager
1972
Joe Horn, American football player and coach
1971
Sergi Bruguera, Spanish tennis player and coach
1971
Josh Evans, American film producer, screenwriter and actor
1971
Jonathan Mangum, American actor
1970
Ron Villone, American baseball player and coach
1969
Neil Back, English rugby player and coach
1969
Marinus Bester, German footballer
1969
Stevie Jackson, Scottish guitarist and songwriter
1969
Roy Jones Jr., American boxer
1968
Rebecca Stead, American author
1966
Jack McDowell, American baseball player
1964
Gail Graham, Canadian golfer
1963
James May, British journalist/co-host of Top Gear
1962
Joel Fitzgibbon, Australian electrician and politician, 51st Australian Minister of Defence
1962
Maxine Jones, American R&B singer-songwriter and actress
1961
Kenneth Sivertsen, Norwegian guitarist and composer (d. 2006)
1959
Lisa Milroy, Canadian painter and educator
1959
Sade, Nigerian-English singer-songwriter and producer
1958
Anatoli Boukreev, Russian mountaineer and explorer (d. 1997)
1958
Lena Ek, Swedish lawyer and politician, 9th Swedish Minister for the Environment
1958
Andris Šķēle, Latvian businessman and politician, 4th Prime Minister of Latvia
1957
Jurijs Andrejevs, Latvian footballer and manager
1957
Ricardo Darín, Argentinian actor, director, and screenwriter
1957
Mark Pawsey, English businessman and politician
1956
Wayne Daniel, Barbadian cricketer
1956
Martin Jol, Dutch footballer and manager
1956
Greedy Smith, Australian singer-songwriter and keyboardist
1955
Jerry M. Linenger, American captain, physician, and astronaut
1954
Wolfgang Schmidt, German discus thrower
1954
Vasili Zhupikov, Russian footballer and coach (d. 2015)
1953
Robert Jay Mathews, American militant, founded The Order (d. 1984)
1952
Fuad II, King of Egypt
1952
Piercarlo Ghinzani, Italian race car driver and manager
1952
L. Blaine Hammond, American colonel, pilot, and astronaut
1952
Julie Anne Peters, American engineer and author
1950
Debbie Allen, American actress, dancer, and choreographer
1950
Robert Schimmel, American comedian, actor, and producer (d. 2010)
1949
Anne F. Beiler, American businesswoman, founded Auntie Anne's
1949
R. F. Foster, Irish historian and academic
1949
Andrew Refshauge, Australian physician and politician, 13th Deputy Premier of New South Wales
1948
John Carpenter, American director, producer, screenwriter, and composer
1948
Ants Laaneots, Estonian general
1948
Cliff Thorburn, Canadian snooker player
1948
Ruth Reichl, American journalist and critic
1947
Elaine Murphy, Baroness Murphy, English academic and politician
1947
Harvey Proctor, English politician
1947
Laura Schlessinger, American physiologist, talk show host, and author
1946
Kabir Bedi, Indian actor
1946
Katia Ricciarelli, Italian soprano and actress
1945
Wim Suurbier, Dutch footballer and manager
1944
Dieter Moebius, Swiss-German keyboard player and producer (d. 2015)
1944
Jim Stafford, American singer-songwriter and actor
1944
Jill Tarter, American astronomer and biologist
1944
Judy Baar Topinka, American journalist and politician (d. 2014)
1943
Gavin Bryars, English bassist and composer
1943
Ronnie Milsap, American singer and pianist
1942
René Angélil, Canadian singer and manager (d. 2016)
1942
Barbara Lynn, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1941
Christine Truman, English tennis player and sportscaster
1939
Ralph Gibson, American photographer
1938
Marina Vaizey, American journalist and critic
1937
Luiz Bueno, Brazilian race car driver (d. 2011)
1937
Francis George, American cardinal (d. 2015)
1936
Michael White, Scottish actor and producer (d. 2016)
1935
A. J. Foyt, American race car driver
1935
Udo Lattek, German footballer, manager, and sportscaster (d. 2015)
1934
Bob Bogle, American rock guitarist and bass player (d. 2009)
1934
Marilyn Horne, American soprano and actress
1933
Susan Sontag, American novelist, essayist, and critic (d. 2004)
1932
Victor Ciocâltea, Romanian chess player (d. 1983)
1932
Dian Fossey, American zoologist and anthropologist (d. 1985)
1931
John Enderby, English physicist and academic
1931
Robert L. Park, American physicist and academic
1931
Johannes Rau, German journalist and politician, 8th Federal President of Germany (d. 2006)
1930
Mary Ann McMorrow, American lawyer and judge (d. 2013)
1930
Norman Podhoretz, American journalist and author
1929
Stanley Jeyaraja Tambiah, Sri Lankan anthropologist and academic (d. 2014)
1928
William Kennedy, American novelist and journalist
1928
Pilar Lorengar, Spanish soprano and actress (d. 1996)
1925
Peter Hirsch, German-English metallurgist and academic
1925
James Robinson Risner, American general and pilot (d. 2013)
1924
Katy Jurado, Mexican actress (d. 2002)
1923
Gene Feist, American director and playwright, co-founded the Roundabout Theatre Company (d. 2014)
1923
Anthony Hecht, American poet (d. 2004)
1921
Francesco Scavullo, American photographer (d. 2004)
1920
Alberto Crespo, Argentinian race car driver (d. 1991)
1920
Elliott Reid, American actor and screenwriter (d. 2013)
1919
Jerome Horwitz, American chemist and academic (d. 2012)
1918
Nel Benschop, Dutch poet and educator (d. 2005)
1918
Allan Ekelund, Swedish director, producer, and production manager (d. 2009)
1918
Clem Jones, Australian surveyor and politician, 8th Lord Mayor of Brisbane (d. 2007)
1918
Stirling Silliphant, American screenwriter and producer (d. 1996)
1917
Carl Karcher, American businessman, founded Carl's Jr. (d. 2008)
1916
Eddie Burns, Australian rugby league player and coach (d. 2004)
1916
Philip Lucock, English-Australian minister and politician (d. 1996)
1915
Leslie H. Martinson, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2016)
1914
Roger Wagner, French-American conductor and educator (d. 1992)
1911
Ivan Barrow, Jamaican cricketer (d. 1979)
1911
Eduardo Frei Montalva, Chilean lawyer and politician, 28th President of Chile (d. 1982)
1911
Roger Lapébie, French cyclist (d. 1996)
1910
Dizzy Dean, American baseball player and sportscaster (d. 1974)
1909
Clement Greenberg, American art critic (d. 1994)
1908
Sammy Crooks, English footballer (d. 1981)
1908
Ethel Merman, American actress and singer (d. 1984)
1908
Günther Prien, German captain (d. 1941)
1907
Alexander Knox, Canadian-English actor and screenwriter (d. 1995)
1907
Paul Nitze, American banker and politician, 10th United States Secretary of the Navy (d. 2004)
1906
Johannes Brenner, Estonian footballer and pilot (d. 1975)
1906
Diana Wynyard, English actress (d. 1964)
1905
Ernesto Halffter, Spanish composer and conductor (d. 1989)
1903
William Grover-Williams, English-French race car driver (d. 1945)
1902
Eric Liddell, Scottish runner, rugby player, and missionary (d. 1945)
1901
Fulgencio Batista, Cuban colonel and politician, 9th President of Cuba (d. 1973)
1900
Kiku Amino, Japanese author and translator (d. 1978)
1900
Edith Frank, German-Dutch mother of Anne Frank (d. 1945)
1898
Margaret Booth, American producer and editor (d. 2002)
1898
Irving Rapper, American film director and producer (d. 1999)
1897
Carlos Pellicer, Mexican poet and academic (d. 1977)
1895
Evripidis Bakirtzis, Greek soldier and politician (d. 1947)
1895
T. M. Sabaratnam, Sri Lankan lawyer and politician (d. 1966)
1895
Nat Schachner, American lawyer, chemist, and author (d. 1955)
1894
Irving Mills, American publisher (d. 1985)
1893
Daisy Kennedy, Australian-English violinist (d. 1981)
1892
Homer Burton Adkins, American chemist (d. 1949)
1888
Osip Brik, Russian avant garde writer and literary critic (d. 1945)
1885
Zhou Zuoren, Chinese author and translator (d. 1967)
1882
Margaret Wilson, American author (d. 1973)
1880
Samuel Jones, American high jumper (d. 1954)
1878
Harry Carey, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1947)
1876
Claude Buckenham, English cricketer and footballer (d. 1937)
1875
Leonor Michaelis, German biochemist and physician (d. 1949)
1874
Robert W. Service, English-Canadian poet and author (d. 1958)
1872
Henri Büsser, French organist, composer, and conductor (d. 1973)
1870
Jüri Jaakson, Estonian businessman and politician, State Elder of Estonia (d. 1942)
1853
Johnston Forbes-Robertson, English actor and manager (d. 1937)
1853
Ian Standish Monteith Hamilton, Greek-English general (d. 1947)
1853
André Michelin, French businessman, co-founded the Michelin Tyre Company (d. 1931)
1851
William Hall-Jones, English-New Zealand politician, 16th Prime Minister of New Zealand (d. 1936)
1838
Franz Brentano, German philosopher and psychologist (d. 1917)
1836
Francis II of the Two Sicilies (d. 1894)
1834
Robert R. Hitt, American lawyer and politician, 13th United States Assistant Secretary of State (d. 1906)
1821
John C. Breckinridge, American general and politician, 14th Vice President of the United States (d. 1875)
1815
Henry Halleck, American lawyer, general, and scholar (d. 1872)
1807
Charles Henry Davis, American admiral (d. 1877)
1757
Richard Goodwin Keats, English admiral and politician, 3rd Commodore-Governor of Newfoundland (d. 1834)
1749
Vittorio Alfieri, Italian poet and playwright (d. 1803)
1728
Niccolò Piccinni, Italian composer and educator (d. 1800)
1691
Peter Scheemakers, Belgian sculptor and educator (d. 1781)
1675
Louis de Rouvroy, duc de Saint-Simon, French soldier and diplomat (d. 1755)
1634
Dorothe Engelbretsdatter, Norwegian author and poet (d. 1716)
1630
Guru Har Rai, Sikh Guru (d. 1661)
1626
Lucas Achtschellinck, Belgian painter and educator (d. 1699)
1616
François de Vendôme, duke of Beaufort (d. 1669)
1558
Jakobea of Baden, Margravine of Baden by birth, Duchess of Jülich-Cleves-Berg by marriage (d. 1597)
1516
Bayinnaung, king of Burma (d. 1581)
1501
Anthony Denny, confidant of Henry VIII of England (d. 1559)
1477
Johannes Schöner, German astronomer and cartographer (d. 1547)
1409
René of Anjou, king of Naples (d. 1480)
1362
Robert de Vere, duke of Ireland (d. 1392)
1245
Edmund Crouchback, English politician, Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports (d. 1296)
1093
Isaac Komnenos, son of Byzantine emperor Alexios I Komnenos (d. 1152)
972
Sheng Zong, emperor of the Liao Dynasty (d. 1031)

Deaths On This Day

2019
John C. Bogle, American businessman, investor, and philanthropist (b. 1929)
2019
Lorna Doom, American musician (b. 1958)
2019
Chris Wilson, Australian musician (b. 1956)
2018
Ed Doolan, British radio presenter (b. 1941)
2018
Oliver Ivanović, Kosovo Serb politician (b. 1953)
2017
Eugene Cernan, American captain, pilot, and astronaut (b. 1934)
2016
Joannis Avramidis, Greek sculptor (b. 1922)
2016
Ted Marchibroda, American football player and coach (b. 1931)
2015
Miriam Akavia, Polish-Israeli author and translator (b. 1927)
2015
Yao Beina, Chinese singer (b. 1981)
2014
Gary Arlington, American author and illustrator (b. 1938)
2014
Ruth Duccini, American actress (b. 1918)
2014
Wiley W. Hilburn, American journalist and academic (b. 1938)
2014
Dave Madden, Canadian-American actor (b. 1931)
2014
Hiroo Onoda, Japanese lieutenant (b. 1922)
2013
Wayne D. Anderson, American baseball player and coach (b. 1930)
2013
André Cassagnes, French technician and toy maker, created the Etch A Sketch (b. 1926)
2013
Gussie Moran, American tennis player and sportscaster (b. 1923)
2013
Pauline Phillips, American journalist and radio host, created Dear Abby (b. 1918)
2013
Glen P. Robinson, American businessman, founded Scientific Atlanta (b. 1923)
2012
Joe Bygraves, Jamaican-English boxer (b. 1931)
2012
Jimmy Castor, American singer-songwriter and saxophonist (b. 1940)
2012
Sigursteinn Gíslason, Icelandic footballer and manager (b. 1968)
2012
Lorna Kesterson, American journalist and politician (b. 1925)
2012
Gustav Leonhardt, Dutch pianist, conductor, and musicologist (b. 1928)
2010
Glen Bell, American businessman, founded Taco Bell (b. 1923)
2010
Jyoti Basu, Indian lawyer and politician, 9th Chief Minister of West Bengal (b. 1914)
2010
Takumi Shibano, Japanese author and translator (b. 1926)
2009
Joe Erskine, American boxer and runner (b. 1930)
2009
John Mortimer, English lawyer and author (b. 1923)
2009
Andrew Wyeth, American painter (b. 1917)
2007
Benny Parsons, American race car driver and sportscaster (b. 1941)
2006
Stanley Biber, American soldier and physician (b. 1923)
2005
Marjorie Williams, American journalist and author (b. 1958)
2004
Kalevi Sorsa, Finnish politician 34th Prime Minister of Finland (b. 1930)
2003
Richard Wainwright, English politician (b. 1918)
2002
Robert Hanbury Brown, English astronomer and physicist (b. 1916)
2001
Auberon Waugh, English author and journalist (b. 1939)
2000
Robert R. Wilson, American physicist and academic (b. 1914)
1999
Jim McClelland, Australian lawyer, jurist, and politician, 12th Minister for Industry and Science (b. 1915)
1996
Marcia Davenport, American author and critic (b. 1903)
1996
Kaye Webb, English journalist and publisher (b. 1914)
1995
Eric Mottram, English poet and critic (b. 1924)
1988
Andrija Artuković, Croatian politician, war criminal, and Porajmos perpetrator, 1st Minister of Interior of the Independent State of Croatia (b. 1899)
1987
Bertram Wainer, Australian physician and activist (b. 1928)
1986
Herbert W. Armstrong, American evangelist, author, and publisher (b. 1892)
1983
Virginia Mauret, American musician and dancer
1981
Bernard Lee, English actor (b. 1908)
1978
A. V. Kulasingham, Sri Lankan journalist, lawyer, and politician (b. 1890)
1975
Israel Abramofsky, Russian-American painter (b. 1888)
1973
Edgar Sampson, American musician and composer (b. 1907)
1972
Teller Ammons, American soldier and politician, 28th Governor of Colorado (b. 1895)
1972
Ross Bagdasarian, Sr., American singer-songwriter, pianist, producer, and actor, created Alvin and the Chipmunks (b. 1919)
1971
Philippe Thys, Belgian cyclist (b. 1890)
1969
Vernon Duke, Russian-American composer and songwriter (b. 1903)
1968
Bob Jones Sr., American evangelist, founded Bob Jones University (b. 1883)
1968
Panagiotis Poulitsas, Greek archaeologist and judge (b. 1881)
1967
Robert J. Van de Graaff, American physicist and academic (b. 1901)
1962
Frank Hurley, Australian photographer, director, producer, and cinematographer (b. 1885)
1962
Ivan Meštrović, Croatian sculptor and architect, designed the Monument to the Unknown Hero (b. 1883)
1961
Max Schöne, German swimmer (b. 1880)
1960
Arthur Darby, English rugby player (b. 1876)
1959
Phan Khôi, Vietnamese journalist and author (b. 1887)
1957
Alexander Cambridge, 1st Earl of Athlone, English general and politician, 16th Governor General of Canada (b. 1874)
1957
Arturo Toscanini, Italian cellist and conductor (b. 1867)
1942
Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn (b. 1850)
1942
Villem Grünthal-Ridala, Estonian poet and linguist (b. 1885)
1942
Carole Lombard, American actress and comedian (b. 1908)
1942
Ernst Scheller, German lawyer and politician, Mayor of Marburg (b. 1899)
1938
Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay Indian author and playwright (b. 1876)
1936
Albert Fish, American serial killer, rapist and cannibal (b. 1870)
1933
Bekir Sami Kunduh, Turkish politician (b. 1867)
1919
Francisco de Paula Rodrigues Alves, Brazilian lawyer and politician, 5th President of Brazil (b. 1848)
1917
George Dewey, American admiral (b. 1837)
1906
Marshall Field, American businessman and philanthropist, founded Marshall Field's (b. 1834)
1901
Jules Barbier, French poet and playwright (b. 1825)
1901
Arnold Böcklin, Swiss painter and academic (b. 1827)
1901
Hiram Rhodes Revels, American soldier, minister, and politician (b. 1822)
1898
Charles Pelham Villiers, English lawyer and politician (b. 1802)
1891
Léo Delibes, French pianist and composer (b. 1836)
1886
Amilcare Ponchielli, Italian composer and academic (b. 1834)
1879
Octave Crémazie, Canadian-French poet and bookseller (b. 1827)
1865
Edmond François Valentin About, French journalist and author (b. 1828)
1864
Anton Schindler, Austrian secretary and author (b. 1795)
1856
Thaddeus William Harris, American entomologist and botanist (b. 1795)
1834
Jean Nicolas Pierre Hachette, French mathematician and academic (b. 1769)
1817
Alexander J. Dallas, Jamaican-American lawyer and politician, 6th United States Secretary of the Treasury (b. 1759)
1809
John Moore, Scottish general and politician (b. 1761)
1794
Edward Gibbon, English historian and politician (b. 1737)
1752
Francis Blomefield, English historian and author (b. 1705)
1750
Ivan Trubetskoy, Russian field marshal and politician (b. 1667)
1748
Arnold Drakenborch, Dutch lawyer and scholar (b. 1684)
1747
Barthold Heinrich Brockes, German poet and playwright (b. 1680)
1711
Joseph Vaz, Indian-Sri Lankan priest and saint (b. 1651)
1710
Higashiyama, Japanese emperor (b. 1675)
1659
Charles Annibal Fabrot, French lawyer (b. 1580)
1595
Murad III, Ottoman sultan (b. 1546)
1585
Edward Clinton, 1st Earl of Lincoln, English admiral and politician (b. 1512)
1554
Christiern Pedersen, Danish publisher and scholar (b. 1480)
1547
Johannes Schöner, German astronomer and cartographer (b. 1477)
1545
George Spalatin, German priest and reformer (b. 1484)
1443
Erasmo of Narni, Italian mercenary (b. 1370)
1400
John Holland, 1st Duke of Exeter, English politician, Lord Great Chamberlain (b. 1352)
1391
Muhammed V of Granada, Nasrid emir (b. 1338)
1373
Humphrey de Bohun, 7th Earl of Hereford (b. 1342)
1354
Joanna of Châtillon, duchess of Athens (b. c.1285)
1327
Nikephoros Choumnos, Byzantine monk, scholar, and politician (b. 1250)
1289
Buqa, Mongol minister
1263
Shinran Shonin, Japanese founder of the Jodo Shinshu branch of Pure Land Buddhism
970
Polyeuctus of Constantinople, Byzantine patriarch (b. 956)
957
Abu Bakr Muhammad ibn Ali al-Madhara'i, Tulunid vizier (b. 871)
654
Gao Jifu, Chinese politician and chancellor (b. 596)