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On This Day in History:  July 9

July 9 is the 190th day of the year (191st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 175 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2019
Florida grandmother says state agency's mistake cost her lottery winnings. When a Florida grandmother went to the Florida Lottery District Office in Orlando to cash her winning ticket, she got denied and was told the state had intercepted all her winnings — all because she reportedly owed more than $1,700 from almost 30 years ago.
2019
$5.9M Wisconsin Lottery jackpot claimed days before expiration. One lucky Wisconsin resident claimed a $5.9 million Megabucks jackpot Friday, the Wisconsin Lottery has announced.
2018
Maryland man wins $50,000 after friend checks discarded lotto ticket. A Maryland man who unknowingly struck gold with a scratch-off also hit the jackpot with his choice of friends, as the lotto player's pal alerted him to the big win after he had discarded the ticket.
2016
Indiana lottery ticket wins $540 million Mega Millions jackpot. One winning ticket sold in The Hoosier State beat the odds and matched all the numbers drawn in Friday's Mega Millions drawing to win the colossal $540 million jackpot.
2013
Lottery winner who blew $14.5M happy to be working in cookie factory. English lottery winner Michael Carroll says he's "happier because I'm back to reality again" after winning and then blowing through £9.7 million (US$14.5 million) in less than 10 years.
2013
Fla. Lottery sales top $5 billion for first time. The Florida Lottery topped $5 billion in sales for the first time during the fiscal year that ended June 30, the department announced Monday.
2013
Wyoming lottery board sets January 2014 as target start date. The nine-member Wyoming Lottery Board, meeting on Monday for the first time, set its sights on a January 2014 launch date for its games of chance.
2011
Pennsylvania Lottery's raffle makes 4 millionaires. The Pennsylvania Lottery's latest raffle game, Millionaire Raffle, was drawn Saturday, and made four instant millionaires.
2010
Computer glitch takes down Penn. Lottery terminals. Pennsylvania Lottery officials said they've fixed a computer glitch that took down game terminals across the state for more than seven hours Thursday.
2009
Vermont adds multi-state Hot Lotto game. Wednesday night, Vermont lottery players had their first opportunity to play the multi-state Hot Lotto game.
2009
12 Michigan women + 2 men share $12.7M lottery jackpot. Twelve women from a small town in Michigan's upper peninsula have claimed a $12.7 million Classic Lotto 47 jackpot.
2009
N.C. Lottery's Shaheen named president of Powerball group. North Carolina Education Lottery Executive Director Tom Shaheen has been elected to the top position of the association that offers the Powerball lottery game.
2009
Paula Bethea named interim S.C. Lottery chief. The S.C. lottery has hired one of the games' original commissioners to be its interim executive director, an official said Wednesday.
2009
Lottery ticket bought in Queens hits $133M Mega Millions jackpot. New York Lottery officials and a crew of convenience store workers are keeping their eyes peeled for the person holding a Mega Millions ticket worth $133 million.
2005
Texas Lottery Director Resigns Over Jackpot Scandal. The executive director of the Texas Lottery Commission resigned Friday, two weeks after admitting he had approved advertising Lotto Texas jackpots that were higher than ticket sales could support.
2004
Mass. Cleaning Woman Claims $294M Jackpot. Meet Geraldine Williams, a retired custodian and cleaning woman who will no longer have to mop her own floors or dust her own furniture.
2004
$294M lottery winner is 68-year-old cleaning woman. The winner of the $294 million Mega Millions jackpot, the largest in Massachusetts lottery history, is a 68-year-old cleaning woman.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$306 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jul 10, 2018
2.$288 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 9, 2016
3.$261.3 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 9, 2003
4.€185 Million
US$258.45 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jul 12, 2011
5.€184.28 Million
US$206.5 Million
Draw Date
Jul 9, 2019
6.$202 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jul 11, 2017
7.$180 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 10, 2019
8.$155 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 12, 2017
9.$122 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 9, 2014
10.€105.76 Million
US$116.87 Million
Draw Date
Jul 9, 2016
11.$115 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jul 9, 2002
12.$107 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jul 9, 2019
13.$106 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jul 10, 2015
14.$100 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jul 12, 2005
15.€81 Million
US$97.9 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jul 15, 2005
16.€81 Million
US$90.77 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jul 9, 2019
17.$90 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 11, 2018
18.€60 Million
US$81.63 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jul 11, 2014
19.$80 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 11, 2012
19.$80 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 10, 2013
21.€68.75 Million
US$78.59 Million
Draw Date
Jul 11, 2017
22.€65 Million
US$76.25 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jul 10, 2018
23.$75 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jul 11, 2008
24.€54 Million
US$74.35 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jul 13, 2007
25.€60 Million
US$73.63 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jul 10, 2012

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1983
Saturday, Jul 9, 1983
36 years old
1980
Wednesday, Jul 9, 1980
39 years old
1976
Friday, Jul 9, 1976
43 years old
1974
Tuesday, Jul 9, 1974
45 years old
1973
Monday, Jul 9, 1973
46 years old
1971
Friday, Jul 9, 1971
48 years old
1968
Tuesday, Jul 9, 1968
51 years old
1966
Saturday, Jul 9, 1966
53 years old
1953
Thursday, Jul 9, 1953
66 years old
1953
Thursday, Jul 9, 1953
66 years old
1951
Monday, Jul 9, 1951
68 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day

2011
South Sudan gains independence and secedes from Sudan.
2006
One hundred twenty-five people are killed when S7 Airlines Flight 778, an Airbus A310 passenger jet, veers off the runway while landing in wet conditions at Irkutsk Airport in Siberia.
2002
The African Union is established in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, replacing the Organisation of African Unity (OAU). The organization's first chairman is Thabo Mbeki, President of South Africa.
1999
Days of student protests begin after Iranian police and hardliners attack a student dormitory at the University of Tehran.
1995
The Navaly church bombing is carried out by the Sri Lanka Air Force killing 125 Tamil civilian refugees.
1993
The Parliament of Canada passes the Nunavut Act leading to the 1999 creation of Nunavut, dividing the Northwest Territories into arctic (Inuit) and sub-arctic (Dene) lands based on a plebiscite.
1986
The New Zealand Parliament passes the Homosexual Law Reform Act legalising homosexuality in New Zealand.
1982
Pan Am Flight 759 crashes in Kenner, Louisiana, killing all 145 people on board and eight others on the ground.
1979
A car bomb destroys a Renault motor car owned by "Nazi hunters" Serge and Beate Klarsfeld outside their home in France in an unsuccessful assassination attempt.
1962
Starfish Prime tests the effects of a nuclear test at orbital altitudes.
1958
A 7.8 Mw strike-slip earthquake in Alaska causes a landslide that produces a megatsunami. The runup from the waves reached 525 m (1,722 ft) on the rim of Lituya Bay; five people were killed.
1956
The 7.7 Mw Amorgos earthquake shakes the Cyclades island group in the Aegean Sea with a maximum Mercalli intensity of IX (Violent). The shaking and the destructive tsunami that followed left fifty-three people dead. A damaging M7.2 aftershock occurred minutes after the mainshock.
1955
The Russell-Einstein Manifesto calls for a reduction of the risk of nuclear warfare.
1944
World War II: American forces take Saipan, bringing the Japanese archipelago within range of B-29 raids, and causing the downfall of the Tojo government.
1944
World War II: Continuation War: Finland wins the Battle of Tali-Ihantala, the largest battle ever fought in northern Europe. The Red Army withdraws its troops from Ihantala and digs into a defensive position, thus ending the Vyborg-Petrozavodsk Offensive.
1943
World War II: The Allied invasion of Sicily soon causes the downfall of Mussolini and forces Hitler to break off the Battle of Kursk.
1937
The silent film archives of Fox Film Corporation are destroyed by the 1937 Fox vault fire.
1932
The state of São Paulo revolts against the Brazilian Federal Government, starting the Constitutionalist Revolution.
1922
Johnny Weissmuller swims the 100 meters freestyle in 58.6 seconds breaking the world swimming record and the 'minute barrier'.
1918
In Nashville, Tennessee, an inbound local train collides with an outbound express, killing 101 and injuring 171 people, making it the deadliest rail accident in United States history.
1900
The Federation of Australia is given royal assent.
1900
The Governor of Shanxi province in North China orders the execution of 45 foreign Christian missionaries and local church members, including children.
1896
William Jennings Bryan delivers his Cross of Gold speech advocating bimetallism at the 1896 Democratic National Convention in Chicago.
1893
Daniel Hale Williams, American heart surgeon, performs the first successful open-heart surgery in United States without anesthesia.
1877
The inaugural Wimbledon Championships begins.
1875
The Herzegovina Uprising against Ottoman rule begins, which would last until 1878 and have far-reaching implications throughout the Balkans.
1868
The 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, guaranteeing African Americans full citizenship and all persons in the United States due process of law.
1863
The Siege of Port Hudson ends, giving the Union complete control of the Mississippi River.
1850
U.S. President Zachary Taylor dies after eating raw fruit and iced milk; he is succeeded in office by Vice President Millard Fillmore.
1850
Persian prophet Báb is executed in Tabriz, Persia.
1821
Four hundred and seventy prominent Cypriots including Archbishop Kyprianos are executed in response to Cypriot aid to the Greek War of Independence
1816
Argentina declares independence from Spain.
1815
Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord becomes the first Prime Minister of France.
1811
Explorer David Thompson posts a sign near what is now Sacajawea State Park in Washington state, claiming the Columbia District for the United Kingdom.
1810
Napoleon annexes the Kingdom of Holland as part of the First French Empire.
1807
The Treaties of Tilsit are signed by Napoleon I of France and Alexander I of Russia.
1793
The Act Against Slavery in Upper Canada bans the importation of slaves and will free those who are born into slavery after the passage of the Act at 25 years of age.
1790
The Swedish Navy captures one third of the Russian Baltic fleet.
1789
In Versailles, the National Assembly reconstitutes itself as the National Constituent Assembly and begins preparations for a French constitution.
1776
George Washington orders the Declaration of Independence to be read out to members of the Continental Army in Manhattan, while thousands of British troops on Staten Island prepare for the Battle of Long Island.
1755
The Braddock Expedition is soundly defeated by a smaller French and Native American force in its attempt to capture Fort Duquesne in what is now downtown Pittsburgh.
1745
French victory in the Battle of Melle allows them to capture Ghent in the days after.
1701
A Bourbon force under Nicolas Catinat withdraws from a smaller Habsburg force under Prince Eugene of Savoy in the Battle of Carpi.
1609
Bohemia is granted freedom of religion through the Letter of Majesty by the Holy Roman Emperor, Rudolf II.
1572
Nineteen Catholics suffer martyrdom for their beliefs in the Dutch town of Gorkum.
1540
King Henry VIII of England annuls his marriage to his fourth wife, Anne of Cleves.
1401
Timur attacks the Jalairid Sultanate and destroys Baghdad.
1386
The Old Swiss Confederacy makes great strides in establishing control over its territory by soundly defeating the Archduchy of Austria in the Battle of Sempach.
1357
Emperor Charles IV assists in laying the foundation stone of Charles Bridge in Prague.
869
The 8.4-9.0 Mw Sanriku earthquake strikes the area around Sendai in northern Honshu, Japan. Inundation from the tsunami extended several kilometers inland.
660
Korean forces under general Kim Yu-sin of Silla defeat the army of Baekje in the Battle of Hwangsanbeol.
551
A major earthquake strikes Beirut, triggering a devastating tsunami that affected the coastal towns of Byzantine Phoenicia, causing thousands of deaths.
491
Odoacer makes a night assault with his Heruli guardsmen, engaging Theoderic the Great in Ad Pinetam. Both sides suffer heavy losses, but in the end Theodoric forces Odoacer back into Ravenna.
455
The military commander Avitus is proclaimed Emperor of the Western Roman Empire.

Births On This Day

1999
Claire Corlett, American voice actress
1993
Mitch Larkin, Australian swimmer
1993
DeAndre Yedlin, American footballer
1990
Earl Bamber, New Zealand race car driver
1990
Fábio Pereira da Silva, Brazilian footballer
1990
Rafael, Brazilian footballer
1988
Raul Rusescu, Romanian footballer
1987
Gert Jõeäär, Estonian cyclist
1987
Rebecca Sugar, American animator, composer, and screenwriter
1986
Sébastien Bassong, Cameroonian footballer
1986
Simon Dumont, American skier
1986
Kiely Williams, American singer-songwriter and dancer
1985
Paweł Korzeniowski, Polish swimmer
1985
Ashley Young, English footballer
1984
Chris Campoli, Canadian ice hockey player
1984
Gianni Fabiano, Italian footballer
1984
Jacob Hoggard, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist
1984
Ave Pajo, Estonian footballer
1984
Piia Suomalainen, Finnish tennis player
1984
LA Tenorio, Filipino basketball player
1982
Alecko Eskandarian, American soccer player and manager
1982
Sakon Yamamoto, Japanese race car driver
1981
Lee Chun-soo, South Korean footballer
1979
Gary Chaw, Malaysian Chinese singer-songwriter
1978
Kara Goucher, American runner
1978
Nuno Santos, Portuguese footballer
1976
Thomas Cichon, Polish-German footballer and manager
1976
Fred Savage, American actor, director, and producer
1976
Radike Samo, Fijian-Australian rugby player
1975
Shelton Benjamin, American wrestler
1975
Isaac Brock, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1975
Robert Koenig, American director, producer, and screenwriter
1975
Craig Quinnell, Welsh rugby player
1975
Jack White, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1974
Siân Berry, English environmentalist and politician
1974
Ian Bradshaw, Barbadian cricketer
1974
Gary Kelly, Irish footballer
1974
Nikola Šarčević, Swedish singer-songwriter and bass player
1973
Kelly Holcomb, American football player and sportscaster
1972
Ara Babajian, American drummer and songwriter
1971
Marc Andreessen, American software developer, co-founded Netscape
1970
Trent Green, American football player and sportscaster
1970
Masami Tsuda, Japanese author and illustrator
1969
Nicklas Barker, Swedish singer-songwriter and guitarist
1969
Jason Kearton, Australian footballer and coach
1968
Paolo Di Canio, Italian footballer and manager
1968
Lars Gyllenhaal, Swedish historian and author
1967
Gunnar Axén, Swedish politician
1967
Yordan Letchkov, Bulgarian footballer
1967
Mark Stoops, American football player and coach
1966
Pamela Adlon, American actress and voice artist
1966
Zheng Cao, Chinese-American soprano and actress (d. 2013)
1966
Gary Glasberg, American television writer and producer (d. 2016)
1966
Marco Pennette, American screenwriter and producer
1965
Frank Bello, American bass player
1965
Thomas Jahn, German director and screenwriter
1965
Jason Rhoades, American sculptor (d. 2006)
1964
Courtney Love, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actress
1964
Gianluca Vialli, Italian footballer and coach
1963
Klaus Theiss, German footballer
1960
Yūko Asano, Japanese actress and singer
1960
Wally Fullerton Smith, Australian rugby league player
1960
Eduardo Montes-Bradley, Argentinian journalist, photographer, and author
1959
Jim Kerr, Scottish singer-songwriter and keyboard player
1959
Kevin Nash, American wrestler
1959
Clive Stafford Smith, English lawyer and author
1958
Abdul Latiff Ahmad, Malaysian politician
1958
Jacob Joseph, Malaysian football coach
1957
Marc Almond, English singer-songwriter
1957
Tim Kring, American screenwriter and producer
1957
Kelly McGillis, American actress
1957
Paul Merton, English comedian, actor, and screenwriter
1956
Tom Hanks, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1956
Michael Lederer, American author, poet, and playwright
1955
Steve Coppell, English footballer and manager
1955
Lindsey Graham, American colonel, lawyer, and politician
1955
Jimmy Smits, American actor and producer
1955
Willie Wilson, American baseball player and manager
1954
Théophile Abega, Cameroonian footballer and politician (d. 2012)
1954
Kevin O'Leary, Canadian journalist and businessman
1953
Margie Gillis, Canadian dancer and choreographer
1953
Thomas Ligotti, American author
1952
John Tesh, American pianist, composer, and radio and television host
1951
Chris Cooper, American actor
1951
Māris Gailis, Latvian politician, businessman, and former Prime Minister of Latvia
1950
Amal ibn Idris al-Alami, Moroccan physician and neurosurgeon
1950
Adriano Panatta, Italian tennis player and sailor
1950
Viktor Yanukovych, Ukrainian engineer and politician, 4th President of Ukraine
1949
Raoul Cédras, Haitian military officer and politician
1948
Hassan Wirajuda, Indonesian lawyer and politician, 15th Indonesian Minister of Foreign Affairs
1947
Haruomi Hosono, Japanese singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer
1947
Mitch Mitchell, English drummer (d. 2008)
1947
O. J. Simpson, American football player and actor
1947
Patrick Wormald, English historian (d. 2004)
1946
Bon Scott, Scottish-Australian singer-songwriter (d. 1980)
1945
Dean Koontz, American author and screenwriter
1945
Root Boy Slim, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1993)
1944
Judith M. Brown, Indian-English historian and academic
1944
John Cunniff, American ice hockey player and coach (d. 2002)
1943
John Casper, American colonel, pilot, and astronaut
1942
David Chidgey, Baron Chidgey, English engineer and politician
1942
Richard Roundtree, American actor
1941
Mac MacLeod, English musician
1940
David B. Frohnmayer, American lawyer and politician, 12th Oregon Attorney General (d. 2015)
1940
Eugene Victor Wolfenstein, American psychoanalyst and theorist (d. 2010)
1938
Brian Dennehy, American actor
1938
Sanjeev Kumar, Indian film actor (d. 1985)
1937
David Hockney, English painter and photographer
1936
June Jordan, American poet and educator (d. 2002)
1936
David Zinman, American violinist and conductor
1935
Wim Duisenberg, Dutch economist and politician, Dutch Minister of Finance (d. 2005)
1935
Mercedes Sosa, Argentinian singer and activist (d. 2009)
1935
Michael Williams, English actor (d. 2001)
1934
Michael Graves, American architect, designed the Portland Building and the Humana Building (d. 2015)
1933
Oliver Sacks, English-American neurologist, author, and academic (d. 2015)
1932
Donald Rumsfeld, American captain and politician, 13th United States Secretary of Defense
1932
Amitzur Shapira, Israeli sprinter and long jumper (d. 1972)
1931
Haynes Johnson, American journalist and author (d. 2013)
1931
Sylvia Bacon, American judge
1930
K. Balachander, Indian actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2014)
1930
Buddy Bregman, American composer and conductor (d. 2017)
1930
Janice Lourie, American computer scientist and graphic artist
1930
Elsa Lystad, Norwegian actress
1930
Roy McLean, South African cricketer and rugby player (d. 2007)
1929
Lee Hazlewood, American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2007)
1929
Jesse McReynolds, American singer and mandolin player
1929
Chi Haotian, Chinese general
1929
Hassan II of Morocco (d. 1999)
1928
Federico Bahamontes, Spanish cyclist
1928
Vince Edwards, American actor, singer, and director (d. 1996)
1927
Ed Ames, American singer and actor
1927
Red Kelly, Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and politician
1926
Murphy Anderson, American illustrator (d. 2015)
1926
Ben Roy Mottelson, American-Danish physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
1926
Pedro Dellacha, Argentine football defender and coach (d. 2010)
1926
Mathilde Krim, Italian-American medical researcher and health educator (d. 2018)
1925
Guru Dutt, Indian actor, director, and producer (d. 1964)
1925
Charles E. Wicks, American engineer, author, and academic (d. 2010)
1925
Ronald I. Spiers, American ambassador
1924
Pierre Cochereau, French organist and composer (d. 1984)
1922
Angelines Fernández, Spanish-Mexican actress (d. 1994)
1921
David C. Jones, American general (d. 2013)
1918
Nicolaas Govert de Bruijn, Dutch mathematician and academic (d. 2012)
1918
Jarl Wahlström, Finnish 12th General of The Salvation Army (d. 1999)
1917
Krystyna Dańko, Polish orphan, survivor of Holocaust
1916
Dean Goffin, New Zealand composer (d. 1984)
1916
Edward Heath, English colonel and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 2005)
1915
David Diamond, American composer and educator (d. 2005)
1915
Lee Embree, American sergeant and photographer (d. 2008)
1914
Willi Stoph, German engineer and politician, 4th Prime Minister of East Germany (d. 1999)
1914
Mac Wilson, Australian rules footballer (d. 2017)
1911
Mervyn Peake, English author and illustrator (d. 1968)
1911
John Archibald Wheeler, American physicist and author (d. 2008)
1910
Govan Mbeki, The South African anti-apartheid and ANC leader and activist (d. 2001)
1909
Basil Wolverton, American author and illustrator (d. 1978)
1908
Allamah Rasheed Turabi, Pakistani philosopher and scholar (d. 1973)
1908
Minor White, American photographer, critic, and educator (d. 1976)
1907
Eddie Dean, American singer-songwriter (d. 1999)
1905
Clarence Campbell, Canadian ice hockey player and referee (d. 1984)
1902
Peter Acland, English soldier (d. 1993)
1901
Barbara Cartland, English author and singer (d. 2000)
1893
George Geary, English cricketer and coach (d. 1981)
1889
Léo Dandurand, American-Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and referee (d. 1964)
1887
James Ormsbee Chapin, American-Canadian painter and illustrator (d. 1975)
1887
Saturnino Herrán, Mexican painter (d. 1918)
1887
Samuel Eliot Morison, American admiral and historian (d. 1976)
1879
Carlos Chagas, Brazilian physician and parasitologist (d. 1934)
1879
Ottorino Respighi, Italian composer and conductor (d. 1936)
1867
Georges Lecomte, French author and playwright (d. 1958)
1858
Franz Boas, German-American anthropologist and linguist (d. 1942)
1856
John Verran, English-Australian politician, 26th Premier of South Australia (d. 1932)
1853
William Turner Dannat, American painter (d. 1929)
1848
Robert I, Duke of Parma (d. 1907)
1836
Camille of Renesse-Breidbach (d. 1904)
1834
Jan Neruda, Czech journalist and poet (d. 1891)
1828
Luigi Oreglia di Santo Stefano, Italian cardinal (d. 1913)
1825
A. C. Gibbs, American lawyer and politician, 2nd Governor of Oregon (d. 1886)
1819
Elias Howe, American inventor, invented the sewing machine (d. 1867)
1808
Alexander William Doniphan, American lawyer and colonel (d. 1887)
1800
Friedrich Gustav Jakob Henle, German physician, pathologist, and anatomist (d. 1885)
1775
Matthew Lewis, English author and playwright (d. 1818)
1764
Ann Radcliffe, English author and poet (d. 1823)
1753
William Waldegrave, 1st Baron Radstock, English admiral and politician, 34th Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland (d. 1825)
1721
Johann Nikolaus Götz, German poet and author (d. 1781)
1689
Alexis Piron, French epigrammatist and playwright (d. 1773)
1686
Philip Livingston, American merchant and politician (d. 1749)
1654
Emperor Reigen of Japan (d. 1732)
1578
Ferdinand II, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1637)
1577
Thomas West, 3rd Baron De La Warr, English-American soldier and politician, Colonial Governor of Virginia (d. 1618)
1526
Elizabeth of Austria, Polish noble (d. 1545)
1511
Dorothea of Saxe-Lauenburg (d. 1571)
1455
Frederick IV of Baden, Dutch bishop (d. 1517)
1249
Emperor Kameyama of Japan (d. 1305)

Deaths On This Day

2015
Christian Audigier, French fashion designer (b. 1958)
2015
Saud bin Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Saudi Arabian economist and politician, Saudi Arabian Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1940)
2014
Lorenzo Álvarez Florentín, Paraguayan violinist and composer (b. 1926)
2014
David Azrieli, Polish-Canadian businessman and philanthropist (b. 1922)
2014
Eileen Ford, American businesswoman, co-founded Ford Models (b. 1922)
2014
John Spinks, English guitarist and songwriter (b. 1953)
2013
Markus Büchel, Liechtensteiner politician, 9th Prime Minister of Liechtenstein (b. 1959)
2013
Andrew Nori, Solomon lawyer and politician (b. 1952)
2013
Kiril of Varna, Bulgarian metropolitan (b. 1954)
2013
Barbara Robinson, American author and poet (b. 1927)
2013
Toshi Seeger, American activist, co-founded the Clearwater Festival (b. 1922)
2012
Shin Jae-chul, South Korean-American martial artist (b. 1936)
2012
Chick King, American baseball player (b. 1930)
2012
Terepai Maoate, Cook Islander physician and politician, 6th Prime Minister of the Cook Islands (b. 1934)
2012
Eugênio Sales, Brazilian cardinal (b. 1920)
2011
Don Ackerman, American basketball player (b. 1930)
2011
Facundo Cabral, Argentinian singer-songwriter (b. 1937)
2010
Jessica Anderson, Australian author and playwright (b. 1916)
2008
Séamus Brennan, Irish accountant and politician, Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport (b. 1948)
2007
Charles Lane, American actor (b. 1905)
2006
Milan Williams, American keyboard player and producer (b. 1948)
2005
Chuck Cadman, Canadian engineer and politician (b. 1948)
2005
Yevgeny Grishin, Russian speed skater (b. 1931)
2005
Alex Shibicky, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1914)
2004
Paul Klebnikov, American journalist and historian (b. 1963)
2004
Isabel Sanford, American actress (b. 1917)
2002
Mayo Kaan, American bodybuilder (b. 1914)
2002
Rod Steiger, American actor (b. 1925)
2000
Doug Fisher, English actor (b. 1941)
1999
Robert de Cotret, Canadian politician, 56th Secretary of State for Canada (b. 1944)
1996
Melvin Belli, American lawyer (b. 1907)
1994
Bill Mosienko, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1921)
1993
Metin Altıok, Turkish poet and educator (b. 1940)
1992
Kelvin Coe, Australian ballet dancer (b. 1946)
1992
Eric Sevareid, American journalist (b. 1912)
1986
Nellie Campobello, Mexican writer who chonicled the Mexican Revolution (b. 1900)
1986
Patriarch Nicholas VI of Alexandria (b. 1915)
1985
Charlotte, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg (b. 1896)
1985
Jimmy Kinnon, Scottish-American activist, founded Narcotics Anonymous (b. 1911)
1980
Vinicius de Moraes, Brazilian poet, playwright, and composer (b. 1913)
1979
Cornelia Otis Skinner, American actress and author (b. 1899)
1977
Alice Paul, American activist (b. 1885)
1974
Earl Warren, American jurist and politician, 14th Chief Justice of the United States (b. 1891)
1972
Robert Weede, American opera singer (b. 1903)
1971
Karl Ast, Estonian author and politician (b. 1886)
1970
Sigrid Holmquist, Swedish actress (b. 1899)
1967
Eugen Fischer, German physician and academic (b. 1874)
1967
Fatima Jinnah, Pakistani dentist and politician (b. 1893)
1962
Georges Bataille, French philosopher, novelist, and poet (b. 1897)
1961
Whittaker Chambers, American spy and witness in Hiss case (b. 1901)
1959
Ferenc Talányi, Slovene journalist and painter (b. 1883)
1955
Don Beauman, English race car driver (b. 1928)
1951
Harry Heilmann, American baseball player and sportscaster (b. 1894)
1949
Fritz Hart, English-Australian composer and conductor (b. 1874)
1947
Lucjan Żeligowski, Polish-Lithuanian general and politician (b. 1865)
1938
Benjamin N. Cardozo, American lawyer and jurist (b. 1870)
1937
Oliver Law, American commander (b. 1899)
1932
King Camp Gillette, American businessman, founded the Gillette Company (b. 1855)
1927
John Drew, Jr., American actor (b. 1853)
1903
Alphonse François Renard, Belgian geologist and photographer (b. 1842)
1882
Ignacio Carrera Pinto, Chilean captain (b. 1848)
1880
Paul Broca, French physician and anatomist (b. 1824)
1856
Amedeo Avogadro, Italian chemist and academic (b. 1776)
1856
James Strang, American religious leader and politician (b. 1813)
1852
Thomas McKean Thompson McKennan, American lawyer and politician, 2nd United States Secretary of the Interior (b. 1794)
1850
Báb, Persian religious leader, founded Bábism (b. 1819)
1850
Zachary Taylor, American general and politician, 12th President of the United States (b. 1784)
1828
Cathinka Buchwieser, German operatic singer and actress (b. 1789)
1797
Edmund Burke, Irish-English philosopher, academic, and politician (b. 1729)
1795
Henry Seymour Conway, English general and politician, Secretary of State for the Northern Department (b. 1721)
1766
Jonathan Mayhew, American minister (b. 1720)
1747
Giovanni Bononcini, Italian cellist and composer (b. 1670)
1746
Philip V of Spain (b. 1683)
1742
John Oldmixon, English historian, poet, and playwright (b. 1673)
1737
Gian Gastone de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (b. 1671)
1706
Pierre Le Moyne d'Iberville, Canadian captain and explorer (b. 1661)
1654
Ferdinand IV, King of the Romans (b. 1633)
1553
Maurice, Elector of Saxony (b. 1521)
1546
Robert Maxwell, 5th Lord Maxwell, Scottish statesman (b. c. 1493)
1441
Jan van Eyck, Dutch painter
1386
Leopold III, Duke of Austria (b. 1351)
1270
Stephen Báncsa, Hungarian cardinal (b. c. 1205)
1228
Stephen Langton, English cardinal and theologian (b. 1150)
1169
Guido of Ravenna, Italian cartographer, entomologist and historian
981
Ramiro Garcés, king of Viguera
880
Ariwara no Narihira, Japanese poet (b. 825)
715
Naga, Japanese prince
518
Anastasius I Dicorus, Byzantine emperor (b. 430)
230
Empress Dowager Bian, Cao Cao's wife (b. 159)