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On This Day in History:  June 10

June 10 is the 161st day of the year (162nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 204 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2019
California Lottery director resigns amid investigations. California State Lottery Director Hugo Lopez is stepping down immediately, he announced in an email to lottery staff on Friday.
2017
N.Y. men arrested for redeeming winning lottery tickets for people in debt. Two New Yorkers were tossed behind bars in the state's first-ever arrests of lottery scammers accused of secretly claiming winning tickets for people who owe child support, back taxes or other debts.
2016
Accused lottery murderer recaptured. The suspect accused of murdering a Georgia Lottery winner has now been caught, after he escaped from prison Wednesday.
2015
Virginia man claims three $1 million prizes. A Chesterfield, Virginia, man has cashed in three Mega Millions lottery tickets worth $1 million each.
2014
Lottery pool can't be a business in Tennessee. In a formal opinion, the state attorney general has declared that Tennessee law prohibits participation in a lottery pool "managed by a third party" — throwing cold water on a Blount County man's idea for a part-time business, though apparently not on informal pools among friends.
2012
$240 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot increased. There was no jackpot winner in the Saturday night drawing of the multi-state Powerball lottery game, causing the grand prize to increase to an estimated $240 million for Wednesday's drawing.
2009
Internet gambling bill awaits house vote. Congress is moving closer to passing legislation that will relieve U.S. financial services companies from implementing bans on Internet gambling as the Payments System Protection Act (H.R. 6870) was approved by the House Committee on Financial Services and appears headed for a possible vote by the full House next week.
2009
Online poker group says gov't seized $30M in player payouts. In the latest skirmish in the battle over Internet gambling, online poker advocates say the government has frozen more than $30 million in payouts affecting thousands of players.
2009
Virginia Lottery unveils Redskins scratch tickets. The Virginia Lottery and the Washington Redskins unveiled a new $50,000,000 "Redskins Mania" scratch ticket that will go on sale in August, in time for the start of the 2009 football season.
2008
Louisiana nurse claims $34.1M Powerball lottery jackpot. After 13 years of giving of herself as a neonatal intensive care nurse, it was Emilia Delgado's turn to receive when she won the $34.1 million Powerball jackpot from the May 31 drawing.
2008
Two men arrested in Russia for running Western-style pyramid scheme. Two men were arrested in Moscow, Russia, on Monday on charges of setting up a pyramid scheme that defrauded around 250,000 people of 18 billion rubles (US$765 million), the Interior Ministry said.
2005
Oklahoma Lottery expects to have 3,500 sales locations. Oklahoma will have 3,500 lottery outlets after the statewide game gears up later this year, one for every 1,000 residents, the state's lottery director said.
2005
Texas Lottery considers changing jackpot calculation. Amid complaints of false advertising, Texas Lottery Commission officials will consider changing the way jackpots are paid.
2005
Texas Lottery Officials Halt Jackpot Increase. Texas Lottery officials won't boost the estimated top prize for Saturday's Lotto Texas drawing in the wake of accusations of inflated advertised jackpots.
2004
Powerball Jackpot Grows to $30 Million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Wednesday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $30 million, with a cash option of $15.5 million.
2004
Texas Lotto Jumps to $100 Million. Texans will have a chance for a record jackpot of an estimated $100 million on Saturday after there were no winners last night in the Lotto Texas drawing.
2004
N.J. Man Wins $35 Million Lottery Jackpot. A Little Egg Harbor, NJ man has come forward with a winning lottery ticket worth an annuity prize of $35.5 million, New Jersey Lottery officials announced Wednesday.
2004
Playing Lottery 'not gambling'. Pick 6 and Jersey Cash 5 were among the topics highlighted at the Millville, NJ's chamber of commerce luncheon meeting on Tuesday.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$447.8 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 10, 2017
2.$280 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jun 10, 2016
3.$259.8 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 11, 2014
4.$240 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 13, 2012
5.€166.94 Million
US$189.03 Million
Draw Date
Jun 11, 2019
6.€118 Million
US$159.9 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jun 10, 2014
7.€139 Million
US$157.39 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jun 11, 2019
8.€112 Million
US$148.84 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jun 11, 2013
9.€129 Million
US$145.03 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jun 12, 2015
10.$144 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jun 12, 2018
11.$141 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 11, 2016
12.$121 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 13, 2018
13.€93.7 Million
US$105.43 Million
Draw Date
Jun 11, 2016
14.€90 Million
US$104.39 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Jun 15, 2018
15.$101 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jun 13, 2017
16.$100 Million
Draw Date
Jun 12, 2004
16.$100 Million
Draw Date
Jun 12, 2004
18.€68 Million
US$97.93 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jun 10, 2011
19.$95 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jun 10, 2003
20.€84 Million
US$94.74 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jun 10, 2016
21.$85 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jun 11, 2004
22.€58 Million
US$81.34 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jun 12, 2009
23.$73.1 Million
Draw Date
Jun 11, 2014
24.$73 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 10, 2006
25.$70 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 12, 2013

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1982
Thursday, Jun 10, 1982
37 years old
1982
Thursday, Jun 10, 1982
37 years old
1979
Sunday, Jun 10, 1979
40 years old
1975
Tuesday, Jun 10, 1975
44 years old
1974
Monday, Jun 10, 1974
45 years old
1969
Tuesday, Jun 10, 1969
50 years old
1969
Tuesday, Jun 10, 1969
50 years old
1969
Tuesday, Jun 10, 1969
50 years old
1961
Saturday, Jun 10, 1961
58 years old
1958
Tuesday, Jun 10, 1958
61 years old
1957
Monday, Jun 10, 1957
62 years old
1956
Sunday, Jun 10, 1956
63 years old
(year not provided)
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Worldwide Events On This Day

2017
The 2017 World Expo is opened in Astana, Kazakhstan.
2003
The Spirit rover is launched, beginning NASA's Mars Exploration Rover mission.
2002
The first direct electronic communication experiment between the nervous systems of two humans is carried out by Kevin Warwick in the United Kingdom.
2001
Pope John Paul II canonizes Lebanon's first female saint, Saint Rafqa.
1999
Kosovo War: NATO suspends its airstrikes after Slobodan Milošević agrees to withdraw Serbian forces from Kosovo.
1997
Before fleeing his northern stronghold, Khmer Rouge leader Pol Pot orders the killing of his defense chief Son Sen and 11 of Sen's family members.
1996
Peace talks begin in Northern Ireland without the participation of Sinn Féin.
1994
China conducts a nuclear test for DF-31 warhead at Area C (Beishan), Lop Nur, its prominence being due to the Cox Report.
1991
Eleven-year-old Jaycee Lee Dugard is kidnapped in South Lake Tahoe, California; she would remain a captive until 2009.
1990
British Airways Flight 5390 lands safely at Southampton Airport after a blowout in the cockpit causes the captain to be partially sucked from the cockpit. There are no fatalities
1982
The Syrian Arab Army led by generals Ali and Habib Mahmood defeat the Israeli Defense Forces near Sultan Yacoub, Lebanon, during the 1982 Lebanon War resulting in 30 dead and 3 missing for the IDF, 10 tanks lost and 3 APCs destroyed.
1980
The African National Congress in South Africa publishes a call to fight from their imprisoned leader Nelson Mandela.
1977
James Earl Ray escapes from Brushy Mountain State Prison in Petros, Tennessee. He is recaptured three days later.
1967
The Six-Day War ends: Israel and Syria agree to a cease-fire.
1964
United States Senate breaks a 75-day filibuster against the Civil Rights Act of 1964, leading to the bill's passage.
1963
The Equal Pay Act of 1963, aimed at abolishing wage disparity based on sex, was signed into law by John F. Kennedy as part of his New Frontier Program.
1957
John Diefenbaker leads the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada to a stunning upset in the Canadian federal election, 1957, ending 22 years of Liberal Party government.
1947
Saab produces its first automobile.
1945
Australian Imperial Forces land in Brunei Bay to liberate Brunei.
1944
World War II: Six hundred forty-two men, women and children massacred at Oradour-sur-Glane, France.
1944
World War II: In Distomo, Boeotia, Greece, 218 men, women and children are massacred by German troops.
1944
In baseball, 15-year-old Joe Nuxhall of the Cincinnati Reds becomes the youngest player ever in a major-league game.
1942
World War II: Nazis burn the Czech village of Lidice in reprisal for the killing of Reinhard Heydrich.
1940
World War II: The Kingdom of Italy declares war on France and the United Kingdom.
1940
World War II: U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt denounces Italy's actions in his "Stab in the Back" speech at the graduation ceremonies of the University of Virginia.
1940
World War II: Military resistance to the German occupation of Norway ends.
1935
Dr. Robert Smith takes his last drink, and Alcoholics Anonymous is founded in Akron, Ohio, United States, by him and Bill Wilson.
1935
Chaco War ends: A truce is called between Bolivia and Paraguay who had been fighting since 1932.
1924
Fascists kidnap and kill Italian Socialist leader Giacomo Matteotti in Rome.
1918
The Austro-Hungarian battleship SMS Szent István sinks off the Croatian coast after being torpedoed by an Italian MAS motorboat; the event is recorded by camera from a nearby vessel.
1916
The Arab Revolt against the Ottoman Empire was declared by Hussein bin Ali, Sharif of Mecca.
1898
Spanish-American War: U.S. Marines land on the island of Cuba.
1886
Mount Tarawera in New Zealand erupts, killing 153 people and burying the famous Pink and White Terraces. Eruptions continue for three months creating a large, 17 km long fissure across the mountain peak.
1878
League of Prizren is established, to oppose the decisions of the Congress of Berlin and the Treaty of San Stefano, as a consequence of which the Albanian lands in the Balkans were being partitioned and given to the neighbor states of Serbia, Montenegro, Bulgaria, and Greece.
1871
Sinmiyangyo: Captain McLane Tilton leads 109 US Marines in a naval attack on Han River forts on Kanghwa Island, Korea.
1868
Mihailo Obrenović III, Prince of Serbia is assassinated.
1864
American Civil War: Battle of Brice's Crossroads: Confederate troops under Nathan Bedford Forrest defeat a much larger Union force led by General Samuel D. Sturgis in Mississippi.
1861
American Civil War: Battle of Big Bethel: Confederate troops under John B. Magruder defeat a much larger Union force led by General Ebenezer W. Pierce in Virginia.
1854
The United States Naval Academy graduates its first class of students.
1838
Myall Creek massacre: Twenty-eight Aboriginal Australians are murdered.
1829
The first Boat Race between the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge takes place on the Thames in London.
1805
First Barbary War: Yusuf Karamanli signs a treaty ending the hostilities between Tripolitania and the United States.
1793
The Jardin des Plantes museum opens in Paris. A year later, it becomes the first public zoo.
1793
French Revolution: Following the arrests of Girondin leaders, the Jacobins gain control of the Committee of Public Safety installing the revolutionary dictatorship.
1786
A landslide dam on the Dadu River created by an earthquake ten days earlier collapses, killing 100,000 in the Sichuan province of China.
1782
King Buddha Yodfa Chulaloke (Rama I) of Siam (modern day Thailand) is crowned.
1719
Jacobite risings: Battle of Glen Shiel.
1692
Salem witch trials: Bridget Bishop is hanged at Gallows Hill near Salem, Massachusetts, for "certaine Detestable Arts called Witchcraft & Sorceries".
1624
Signing of the Treaty of Compiègne between France and the Netherlands.
1619
Thirty Years' War: Battle of Záblatí, a turning point in the Bohemian Revolt.
1596
Willem Barents and Jacob van Heemskerk discover Bear Island.
1539
Council of Trent: Pope Paul III sends out letters to his bishops, delaying the Council due to war and the difficulty bishops had traveling to Venice.
1523
Copenhagen is surrounded by the army of Frederick I of Denmark, as the city won't recognise him as the successor of Christian II of Denmark.
1329
The Battle of Pelekanon results in a Byzantine defeat by the Ottoman Empire.
1190
Third Crusade: Frederick I Barbarossa drowns in the river Saleph while leading an army to Jerusalem.
671
Emperor Tenji of Japan introduces a water clock (clepsydra) called Rokoku. The instrument, which measures time and indicates hours, is placed in the capital of Ōtsu.

Births On This Day

1992
Saulius Ambrulevičius, Lithuanian figure skater
1992
Kate Upton, American model and actress
1991
Alexa Scimeca Knierim, American figure skater
1989
DeAndre Kane, American basketball player
1989
David Miller, South African cricketer
1989
Mustapha Carayol, Gambian footballer
1989
Alexandra Stan, Romanian singer-songwriter, dancer, and model
1988
Jeff Teague, American basketball player
1987
Martin Harnik, German-Austrian footballer
1987
Amobi Okoye, Nigerian-American football player
1986
Al Alburquerque, Dominican baseball player
1986
Marco Andreolli, Italian footballer
1985
Richard Chambers, Irish rower
1985
Gert Dorbek, Estonian basketball player
1985
Kaia Kanepi, Estonian tennis player
1985
Kristina Lundberg, Swedish ice hockey player
1985
Dane Nielsen, Australian rugby league player
1985
Andy Schleck, Luxembourger cyclist
1985
Vasilis Torosidis, Greek footballer
1985
Kreesha Turner, Canadian singer-songwriter and dancer
1984
Johanna Kedzierski, German sprinter
1984
Dirk Van Tichelt, Belgian martial artist
1983
Marion Barber III, American football player
1983
Aaron Davey, Australian footballer
1983
Leelee Sobieski, American actress and producer
1983
Steve von Bergen, Swiss footballer
1982
Tara Lipinski, American figure skater
1982
Princess Madeleine, Duchess of Hälsingland and Gästrikland
1982
Ana Lúcia Souza, Brazilian ballerina and journalist
1981
Mat Jackson, English race car driver
1981
Albie Morkel, South African cricketer
1981
Andrey Yepishin, Russian sprinter
1980
Matuzalém, Brazilian footballer
1980
Ovie Mughelli, American football player
1980
Dmitri Uchaykin, Russian ice hockey player (d. 2013)
1980
Daniele Seccarecci, Italian bodybuilder (d. 2013)
1980
James Walsh, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and pianist
1979
Evgeni Borounov, Russian ice dancer and coach
1979
Kostas Louboutis, Greek footballer
1978
Raheem Brock, American football player
1977
Adam Darski, Polish singer-songwriter and guitarist
1977
Mike Rosenthal, American football player and coach
1976
Alari Lell, Estonian footballer
1976
Esther Ouwehand, Dutch politician
1976
Stefan Postma, Dutch footballer and coach
1976
Hadi Saei, Iranian martial artist
1975
Henrik Pedersen, Danish footballer
1973
Faith Evans, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress
1973
Flesh-n-Bone, American rapper and actor
1973
Pokey Reese, American baseball player
1972
Steven Fischer, American director and producer
1972
Radmila Šekerinska, Macedonian politician, Prime Minister of the Republic of Macedonia
1972
Eric Upashantha, Sri Lankan cricketer
1971
JoJo Hailey American singer of R&B group Jodeci and K-Ci & JoJo
1971
Bobby Jindal, American journalist and politician, 55th Governor of Louisiana
1971
Bruno N'Gotty, French footballer
1971
Erik Rutan, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1970
Mike Doughty, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1970
Katsuhiro Harada, Japanese game designer, director, and producer
1970
Alex Santos, Filipino journalist
1970
Shane Whereat, Australian rugby league player
1969
Craig Hancock, Australian rugby league player
1969
Ronny Johnsen, Norwegian footballer
1969
Kate Snow, American journalist
1968
Bill Burr, American comedian and actor
1968
Derek Dooley, American football player and coach
1967
Emma Anderson, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
1967
Darren Robinson, American rapper (d. 1995)
1966
David Platt, English footballer and manager
1965
Susanne Albers, German computer scientist and academic
1965
Elizabeth Hurley, English model, actress, and producer
1965
Joey Santiago, American alternative rock musician (The Pixies)
1963
Brad Henry, American lawyer and politician, 26th Governor of Oklahoma
1963
Jeanne Tripplehorn, American actress
1962
Gina Gershon, American actress, singer and author
1962
Anderson Bigode Herzer, Brazilian poet and author (d. 1982)
1962
Wong Ka Kui, Hong Kong singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1993)
1962
Tzi Ma, Hong Kong American character actor
1962
Brent Sutter, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1961
Kim Deal, American singer-songwriter and musician
1961
Maxi Priest, English singer-songwriter
1960
Nandamuri Balakrishna, Indian film actor and politician
1959
Carlo Ancelotti, Italian footballer and manager
1959
Ernie C, American heavy metal guitarist, songwriter, and producer (Body Count)
1959
Eliot Spitzer, American lawyer and politician, 54th Governor of New York
1958
Yu Suzuki, Japanese game designer and producer
1955
Annette Schavan, German theologian and politician
1955
Andrew Stevens, American actor and producer
1954
Moya Greene, Canadian businesswoman
1954
Rich Hall, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
1953
Eileen Cooper, English painter and academic
1953
John Edwards, American lawyer and politician
1953
Garry Hynes, Irish director and producer
1953
Christine St-Pierre, Canadian journalist and politician
1952
Kage Baker, American author (d. 2010)
1951
Dan Fouts, American football player and sportscaster
1951
Tony Mundine, Australian boxer
1951
Burglinde Pollak, German pentathlete
1950
Elías Sosa, Dominican-American baseball player
1947
Michel Bastarache, Canadian businessman, lawyer, and jurist
1947
Ken Singleton, American baseball player and sportscaster
1947
Robert Wright, English air marshal
1944
Ze'ev Friedman, Polish-Israeli weightlifter (d. 1972)
1944
Rick Price, English rock bass player
1943
Simon Jenkins, English journalist and author
1942
Gordon Burns, Northern Irish journalist
1942
Chantal Goya, French singer and actress
1942
Arthur Hamilton, Lord Hamilton, Scottish lawyer and judge
1942
Preston Manning, Canadian politician
1941
Mickey Jones, American drummer (d. 2018)
1941
Shirley Owens, American singer
1941
Jürgen Prochnow, German actor
1941
David Walker, Australian race car driver
1940
Augie Auer, American-New Zealand meteorologist (d. 2007)
1940
John Stevens, English drummer (d. 1994)
1938
Rahul Bajaj, Indian businessman and politician
1938
Violetta Villas, Belgian-Polish singer-songwriter and actress (d. 2011)
1938
Vasanti N. Bhat-Nayak, Indian mathematician and academic (d. 2009)
1935
Vic Elford, English race car driver
1935
Lu Jiaxi, Chinese self-taught mathematician (d. 1983)
1935
Yoshihiro Tatsumi, Japanese author and illustrator (d. 2015)
1934
Peter Gibson, English lawyer and judge
1934
Tom Pendry, Baron Pendry, English politician
1933
Chuck Fairbanks, American football player and coach (d. 2013)
1932
Pierre Cartier, French mathematician and academic
1931
Bryan Cartledge, English academic and diplomat, British Ambassador to Russia
1931
João Gilberto, Brazilian singer-songwriter and guitarist
1930
Aranka Siegal, Czech-American author and Holocaust survivor
1930
Carmen Cozza, American baseball and football player (d. 2018)
1930
Chen Xitong, Chinese politician, 8th Mayor of Beijing (d. 2013)
1929
James McDivitt, American general, pilot, and astronaut
1929
Ian Sinclair, Australian farmer and politician, 42nd Australian Minister for Defence
1929
Thomas Taylor, Baron Taylor of Blackburn, British Labour Party politician (d. 2016)
1929
E. O. Wilson, American biologist, author, and academic
1928
Maurice Sendak, American author and illustrator (d. 2012)
1927
Claudio Gilberto Froehlich, Brazilian zoologist
1927
László Kubala, Hungarian footballer, coach, and manager (d. 2002)
1927
Lin Yang-kang, Chinese politician, 29th Vice Premier of the Republic of China (d. 2013)
1927
Johnny Orr, American basketball player and coach (d. 2013)
1927
Eugene Parker, American astrophysicist and academic
1926
Bruno Bartoletti, Italian conductor (d. 2013)
1926
Lionel Jeffries, English actor, screenwriter and film director (d. 2010)
1925
Leo Gravelle, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2013)
1925
Nat Hentoff, American historian, author, and journalist (d. 2017)
1925
James Salter, American novelist and short-story writer (d. 2015)
1924
Friedrich L. Bauer, German mathematician, computer scientist, and academic (d. 2015)
1923
Paul Brunelle, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1994)
1923
Robert Maxwell, Czech-English captain, publisher, and politician (d. 1991)
1922
Judy Garland, American singer, actress, and vaudevillian (d. 1969)
1922
Bill Kerr, South African-Australian actor (d. 2014)
1921
Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
1921
Jean Robic, French cyclist (d. 1980)
1919
Haidar Abdel-Shafi, Palestinian physician and politician (d. 2007)
1919
Kevin O'Flanagan, Irish footballer, rugby player, and physician (d. 2006)
1918
Patachou, French singer and actress (d. 2015)
1918
Barry Morse, English-Canadian actor and director (d. 2008)
1916
Peride Celal, Turkish author (d. 2013)
1916
William Rosenberg, American entrepreneur, founded Dunkin' Donuts (d. 2002)
1915
Saul Bellow, Canadian-American novelist, essayist and short story writer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2005)
1914
Oktay Rıfat Horozcu, Turkish poet and playwright (d. 1988)
1913
Tikhon Khrennikov, Russian pianist and composer (d. 2007)
1913
Benjamin Shapira, German-Israeli biochemist and academic (d. 1993)
1912
Jean Lesage, Canadian lawyer and politician, 11th Premier of Quebec (d. 1980)
1911
Ralph Kirkpatrick, American harpsichord player and musicologist (d. 1984)
1911
Terence Rattigan, English playwright and screenwriter (d. 1977)
1910
Frank Demaree, American baseball player and manager (d. 1958)
1910
Robert Still, English composer and educator (d. 1971)
1910
Howlin' Wolf, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1976)
1909
Lang Hancock, Australian soldier and businessman (d. 1992)
1907
Fairfield Porter, American painter and critic (d. 1975)
1907
Dicky Wells, American jazz trombonist (d. 1985)
1904
Lin Huiyin, Chinese architect and poet (d. 1955)
1901
Frederick Loewe, Austrian-American composer (d. 1988)
1899
Stanisław Czaykowski, Polish race car driver (d. 1933)
1898
Princess Marie-Auguste of Anhalt (d. 1983)
1897
Grand Duchess Tatiana Nikolaevna of Russia (d. 1918)
1895
Hattie McDaniel, American actress (d. 1952)
1891
Al Dubin, Swiss-American songwriter (d. 1945)
1889
Sessue Hayakawa, Japanese actor and producer (d. 1973)
1884
Leone Sextus Tollemache, English captain (d. 1917)
1882
Nils Økland, Norwegian Esperantist and teacher (d. 1969)
1880
André Derain, French painter and sculptor (d. 1954)
1865
Frederick Cook, American physician and explorer (d. 1940)
1864
Ninian Comper, Scottish architect (d. 1960)
1863
Louis Couperus, Dutch author and poet (d. 1923)
1862
Mrs. Leslie Carter, American actress (d. 1937)
1859
Emanuel Nobel, Swedish-Russian businessman (d. 1932)
1854
Sarah Grand, Irish feminist writer (d. 1943)
1843
Heinrich von Herzogenberg, Austrian composer and conductor (d. 1900)
1840
Theodor Philipsen, Danish painter (d. 1920)
1839
Ludvig Holstein-Ledreborg, Danish lawyer and politician, 19th Prime Minister of Denmark (d. 1912)
1835
Rebecca Latimer Felton, American educator and politician (d. 1930)
1832
Edwin Arnold, English poet and journalist (d. 1904)
1832
Nikolaus Otto, German engineer (d. 1891)
1832
Stephen Mosher Wood, American lieutenant and politician (d. 1920)
1825
Sondre Norheim, Norwegian-American skier (d. 1897)
1819
Gustave Courbet, French-Swiss painter and sculptor (d. 1877)
1804
Hermann Schlegel, German ornithologist and herpetologist (d. 1884)
1753
William Eustis, American physician and politician, 12th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1825)
1716
Carl Gustaf Ekeberg, Swedish physician and explorer (d. 1784)
1713
Princess Caroline of Great Britain (d. 1757)
1688
James Francis Edward Stuart, claimant to the English and Scottish throne (d. 1766)
1632
Esprit Fléchier, French bishop and author (d. 1710)
1557
Leandro Bassano, Italian painter (d. 1622)
1513
Louis, Duke of Montpensier (1561-1582) (d. 1582)
1465
Mercurino Gattinara, Italian statesman and jurist (d. 1530)
1213
Fakhr-al-Din Iraqi, Persian poet and philosopher (d. 1289)
940
Abu al-Wafa' Buzjani, Persian mathematician and astronomer (d. 998)
867
Emperor Uda of Japan (d. 931)

Deaths On This Day

2018
Neal E. Boyd, American singer, winner of the third season of America's Got Talent
2017
Julia Perez, Indonesian singer and actress (b. 1980)
2016
Christina Grimmie, American singer-songwriter (b. 1994)
2016
Gordie Howe, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1928)
2015
Robert Chartoff, American film producer and philanthropist (b. 1933)
2015
Wolfgang Jeschke, German author and publisher (b. 1936)
2014
Marcello Alencar, Brazilian lawyer and politician, 57th Governor of Rio de Janeiro (b. 1925)
2014
Gary Gilmour, Australian cricketer and manager (b. 1951)
2014
Robert M. Grant, American theologian and academic (b. 1917)
2014
Jack Lee, American radio host and politician (b. 1920)
2013
Doug Bailey, American political consultant (b. 1933)
2013
Enrique Orizaola, Spanish footballer and coach (b. 1922)
2013
Barbara Vucanovich, American lawyer and politician (b. 1921)
2012
Piero Bellugi, Italian conductor (b. 1924)
2012
Warner Fusselle, American sportscaster (b. 1944)
2012
Will Hoebee, Dutch songwriter and producer (b. 1947)
2012
Georges Mathieu, French painter and academic (b. 1921)
2012
Joshua Orwa Ojode, Kenyan politician (b. 1958)
2012
George Saitoti, Kenyan economist and politician, 6th Vice-President of Kenya (b. 1945)
2012
Sudono Salim, Chinese-Indonesian businessman, founded Bank Central Asia (b. 1916)
2012
Gordon West, English footballer (b. 1943)
2011
Brian Lenihan Jnr, Irish lawyer and politician, 25th Irish Minister for Finance (b. 1959)
2010
Basil Schott, American archbishop (b. 1939)
2010
Sigmar Polke, German painter and photographer (b. 1941)
2009
Stelios Skevofilakas, Greek footballer (b. 1940)
2008
Chinghiz Aitmatov, Kyrgyzstani author and diplomat (b. 1928)
2007
Augie Auer, American-New Zealand meteorologist (b. 1940)
2005
Curtis Pitts, American aircraft designer, designed the Pitts Special (b. 1915)
2004
Ray Charles, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and actor (b. 1930)
2004
Odette Laure, French actress and singer (b. 1917)
2004
Xenophon Zolotas, Greek economist and politician, 177th Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1904)
2003
Donald Regan, American colonel and politician, 11th White House Chief of Staff (b. 1918)
2003
Bernard Williams, English philosopher and academic (b. 1929)
2003
Phil Williams, Welsh academic and politician (b. 1939)
2002
John Gotti, American mobster (b. 1940)
2001
Leila Pahlavi, Princess of Iran (b. 1970)
2000
Hafez al-Assad, Syrian general and politician, 18th President of Syria (b. 1930)
2000
Brian Statham, English cricketer (b. 1930)
1998
Jim Hearn, American baseball player (b. 1921)
1998
Hammond Innes, English soldier and author (b. 1914)
1996
George Hees, Canadian soldier, football player, and politician (b. 1910)
1996
Jo Van Fleet, American actress (b. 1915)
1993
Les Dawson, English comedian, actor, writer and presenter (b. 1931)
1992
Hachidai Nakamura, Chinese-Japanese pianist and composer (b. 1931)
1991
Jean Bruller, French author and illustrator, co-founded Les Éditions de Minuit (b. 1902)
1988
Louis L'Amour, American novelist and short story writer (b. 1908)
1987
Elizabeth Hartman, American actress (b. 1943)
1986
Merle Miller, American author and playwright (b. 1919)
1984
Halide Nusret Zorlutuna, Turkish author and poet (b. 1901)
1982
Rainer Werner Fassbinder, German actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1945)
1976
Adolph Zukor, American film producer, co-founded Paramount Pictures (b. 1873)
1974
Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester (b. 1900)
1973
William Inge, American playwright and novelist (b. 1913)
1971
Michael Rennie, English actor (b. 1909)
1967
Spencer Tracy, American actor (b. 1900)
1965
Vahap Özaltay, Turkish footballer and manager (b. 1908)
1963
Timothy Birdsall, English cartoonist (b. 1936)
1959
Zoltán Meskó, Hungarian politician (b. 1883)
1958
Angelina Weld Grimké, American journalist, poet, and playwright (b. 1880)
1955
Margaret Abbott, Indian-American golfer (b. 1876)
1949
Sigrid Undset, Danish-Norwegian novelist, essayist, and translator, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1882)
1947
Alexander Bethune, Canadian businessman and politician, 12th Mayor of Vancouver (b. 1852)
1946
Jack Johnson, American boxer (b. 1878)
1944
Willem Jacob van Stockum, Dutch mathematician and academic (b. 1910)
1940
Marcus Garvey, Jamaican journalist and activist, founded the Black Star Line (b. 1887)
1939
Albert Ogilvie, Australian politician, 28th Premier of Tasmania (b. 1890)
1937
Robert Borden, Canadian lawyer and politician, 8th Prime Minister of Canada (b. 1854)
1936
John Bowser, English-Australian politician, 26th Premier of Victoria (b. 1856)
1934
Frederick Delius, English composer and educator (b. 1862)
1930
Adolf von Harnack, German historian and theologian (b. 1851)
1926
Antoni Gaudí, Spanish architect, designed the Park Güell (b. 1852)
1924
Giacomo Matteotti, Italian lawyer and politician (b. 1885)
1923
Pierre Loti, French soldier and author (b. 1850)
1918
Arrigo Boito, Italian author, poet, and composer (b. 1842)
1914
Ödön Lechner, Hungarian architect (b. 1845)
1909
Edward Everett Hale, American minister, historian, and author (b. 1822)
1906
Richard Seddon, English-New Zealand politician, 15th Prime Minister of New Zealand (b. 1845)
1902
Jacint Verdaguer, Catalan priest and poet (b. 1845)
1901
Robert Williams Buchanan, Scottish poet, author, and playwright (b. 1841)
1899
Ernest Chausson, French composer (b. 1855)
1868
Mihailo Obrenović III, Prince of Serbia (b. 1823)
1849
Thomas Robert Bugeaud, French general and politician (b. 1784)
1849
Robert Brown, Scottish botanist (b. 1773)
1836
André-Marie Ampère, French physicist and mathematician (b. 1775)
1831
Hans Karl von Diebitsch, German-Russian field marshal (b. 1785)
1811
Charles Frederick, Grand Duke of Baden (b. 1728)
1799
Chevalier de Saint-Georges, Caribbean-French violinist, composer, and conductor (b. 1745)
1791
Toussaint-Guillaume Picquet de la Motte, French admiral (b. 1720)
1776
Hsinbyushin, Burmese king (b. 1736)
1776
Leopold Widhalm, Austrian instrument maker (b. 1722)
1753
Joachim Ludwig Schultheiss von Unfriedt, German architect (b. 1678)
1735
Thomas Hearne, English historian and author (b. 1678)
1692
Bridget Bishop, Colonial Massachusetts woman hanged as a witch during the Salem witch trials (b. 1632)
1680
Johan Göransson Gyllenstierna, Swedish lawyer and politician (b. 1635)
1654
Alessandro Algardi, Italian sculptor (b. 1598)
1607
John Popham, English politician, Attorney General for England and Wales (b. 1531)
1604
Isabella Andreini, Italian actress (b. 1562)
1580
Luís de Camões, Portuguese poet (b. 1524-25)
1556
Martin Agricola, German composer and theorist (b. 1486)
1552
Alexander Barclay, English poet and author (b. 1476)
1437
Joan of Navarre, Queen of England (b. 1370)
1424
Ernest, Duke of Austria (b. 1377)
1364
Agnes of Austria (b. 1281)
1338
Kitabatake Akiie, Japanese governor (b. 1318)
1261
Matilda of Brandenburg, Duchess of Brunswick-Lüneburg (b. 1210)
1190
Frederick I, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1122)
1141
Richenza of Northeim (b. 1087)
1075
Ernest, Margrave of Austria (b. 1027)
942
Liu Yan, emperor of Southern Han (b. 889)
932
Dong Zhang, Chinese general
903
Cheng Rui, Chinese warlord
871
Odo I, Frankish nobleman
779
Emperor Daizong of Tang (b. 727)
754
Abul Abbas al-Saffah, Muslim caliph (b. 721)
223
Liu Bei, Chinese emperor (b. 161)
AD 38
Julia Drusilla, Roman sister of Caligula (b. 16 AD)
323 BC
Alexander the Great, Macedonian king (b. 356 BC)