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On This Day in History:  June 12

June 12 is the 163rd day of the year (164th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 202 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2019
Cash4Life multi-state lottery game goes daily in July. Starting July 1, you'll be able to play the multi-state Cash4Life lottery game on a daily basis.
2018
$1.5 million lottery ticket spent five weeks on the fridge. An Australian man who won a $1.5 million lottery prize said the ticket spent five weeks stuck to his refrigerator door before he discovered he was a winner.
2017
Mastermind of lottery fraud will explain how he rigged jackpots. Lottery Post's warning to the lottery industry about computerized drawings, issued more than a decade ago, is about to be confirmed as fact by Eddie Tipton, a former Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL) security director.
2017
$447.8 million Powerball jackpot sets off shock, speculation in Menifee. For the owners of a Menifee, California, liquor store, a bad year just got $1 million better.
2016
Puzzling cliff-hanger remains in case of poisoned lottery winner. With his departure from office this week, a county medical examiner leaves behind a beguiling mystery set in motion more than three years ago with his sensational declaration that a Chicago businessman who had just won a $1 million lottery prize was poisoned by cyanide.
2016
State lawmaker calls for Illinois Lottery probe in light of audit findings. A state lawmaker is calling for an investigation of the Illinois Lottery after a recent audit revealed it had violated the state finance law.
2014
One winner in $260 million Powerball jackpot. One person in Tennessee is $259.8 million richer after picking the winning numbers in the Wednesday Powerball lottery drawing.
2013
Union fails to derail NJ Lottery's privatization effort. The Christie administration is allowed move forward with its plan to have a private firm to take over parts of the New Jersey lottery after a state appellate court denied a request by the state's largest public workers union to block the deal.
2013
Did Fla. Powerball winner pay for everyone's meal?. Close to 200 people got treated to dinner Sunday at BuddyFreddy's in Plant City, Florida, by someone who appeared to be the 84-year-old Zephyrhills woman who stepped forward last week to claim the largest single jackpot in American lottery history.
2012
California lottery winner arrested. A Linda, California, man who made headlines earlier this year when his $5 lotto scratch card turned out to be worth $2 million used some of his winnings to post bail on Sunday.
2008
Arizona Lottery's Millionaire Raffle results. The Arizona Lottery's raffle-style game, Millionaire Raffle, was drawn last night, awarding two $1 million jackpots and more than 700 other cash prizes.
2007
8-time B.C. Lottery winner has history of fraud. A Kamloops store clerk who won the lottery eight times over the past five years was convicted of fraud in 2001.
2007
Fla. man, Va. woman win $44 million lottery prize. A Florida financial-services firm employee and a Henrico County dental-clinic worker came forward Monday to claim a $44 million Mega Millions lottery jackpot.
2007
Disabled man wins $37M lottery jackpot. He's 55 years old, single, with no children, lives in a rooming house, and has been on disability since October... and Graham Gelineau just won $37 million in Saturday's whopping Lotto 6/49 jackpot.
2006
Powerball lottery jackpot increased to $86 million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Saturday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $86 million, with a cash option of $39 million.
2006
California lottery jackpot reaches $64 million. The jackpot in the California SuperLotto Plus lottery game grew to $64 million Sunday -- currently the second-largest lottery jackpot in the world, and the game's largest jackpot in 5 months.
2006
Lottery winner thought he'd won $12,000, ticket worth $12 million. On Tuesday, Ken Garbe was told he had won $12,000 in the Lotto Super 7, but later discovered his ticket was actually worth $12 million.
2006
Ohio lottery winner owes more than taxes on his prize. A big chunk of Kelvin D. Bostelman's first check for winning a top prize -- $7.5 million -- in the Ohio Lottery's Ohio Millionaire instant game will be going to repay child support owed to his four children.
2006
Record Mass. Lottery sales, despite high fuel prices. People are purchasing Massachusetts Lottery tickets in record numbers, Lottery Communications Director Beth Bresnahan said Thursday, despite rising gas prices.
2006
Mass. lottery player hits biggest Cash WindFall jackpot. Hector Diaz won $1.46 million playing the Massachusetts Lottery's Cash WindFall game, which is the largest jackpot ever won in that game.
2004
Mega Millions lottery jackpot hits $100 million. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery grew to $100 million Saturday, reaching that mark for the first time since April 9th.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$293 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jun 14, 2016
2.$240 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 13, 2012
3.€168.1 Million
US$189.65 Million
Draw Date
Jun 13, 2019
4.€135 Million
US$182.86 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jun 13, 2014
5.€129 Million
US$172.02 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jun 14, 2013
6.$153 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 15, 2016
7.€129 Million
US$145.03 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jun 12, 2015
8.$144 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jun 12, 2018
9.$121 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 13, 2018
10.$115 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jun 13, 2003
11.€76 Million
US$109.79 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jun 14, 2011
12.€94.39 Million
US$105.94 Million
Draw Date
Jun 14, 2016
13.€90 Million
US$104.39 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Jun 15, 2018
14.$101 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jun 13, 2017
15.$100 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jun 15, 2004
15.$100 Million
Draw Date
Jun 12, 2004
15.$100 Million
Draw Date
Jun 12, 2004
18.$86 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 14, 2006
19.€58 Million
US$81.34 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jun 12, 2009
20.$75 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 14, 2003
21.$73.3 Million
Draw Date
Jun 14, 2014
22.$70 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 12, 2013
23.$66 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 12, 2019
23.$66 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jun 13, 2014
25.$64 Million
California
SuperLotto Plus
Draw Date
Jun 14, 2006

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1988
Sunday, Jun 12, 1988
31 years old
1985
Wednesday, Jun 12, 1985
34 years old
1979
Tuesday, Jun 12, 1979
40 years old
1976
Saturday, Jun 12, 1976
43 years old
1973
Tuesday, Jun 12, 1973
46 years old
1970
Friday, Jun 12, 1970
49 years old
1970
Friday, Jun 12, 1970
49 years old
1969
Thursday, Jun 12, 1969
50 years old
1969
Thursday, Jun 12, 1969
50 years old
1967
Monday, Jun 12, 1967
52 years old
1966
Sunday, Jun 12, 1966
53 years old
1965
Saturday, Jun 12, 1965
54 years old
1965
Saturday, Jun 12, 1965
54 years old
1957
Wednesday, Jun 12, 1957
62 years old
1953
Friday, Jun 12, 1953
66 years old
1949
Sunday, Jun 12, 1949
70 years old
1948
Saturday, Jun 12, 1948
71 years old
(year not provided)
(year not provided)

Worldwide Events On This Day

2017
American student Otto Warmbier returns home in a coma after spending 17 months in a North Korean prison and dies a week later.
2016
Forty-nine civilians are killed and 58 others injured in an attack on a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida; the gunman, Omar Mateen, is killed in a gunfight with police.
2009
A disputed presidential election in Iran leads to wide-ranging local and international protests.
1999
Kosovo War: Operation Joint Guardian begins when a NATO-led United Nations peacekeeping force (KFor) enters the province of Kosovo in Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.
1997
Queen Elizabeth II reopens the Globe Theatre in London.
1994
Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman are murdered outside Simpson's home in Los Angeles. Her estranged husband, O.J. Simpson is later charged with the murders, but is acquitted by a jury.
1993
An election takes place in Nigeria, presidential seat won by Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola which is later annulled by the military Government led by Ibrahim Babangida.
1991
Russians first democratically elected Boris Yeltsin as the President of Russia.
1991
1991 Kokkadichcholai massacre: The Sri Lankan Army massacres 152 minority Tamil civilians in the village of Kokkadichcholai near the eastern province town of Batticaloa.
1990
Russia Day: The parliament of the Russian Federation formally declares its sovereignty.
1987
The Central African Republic's former Emperor Jean-Bédel Bokassa is sentenced to death for crimes he had committed during his 13-year rule.
1987
Cold War: At the Brandenburg Gate, U.S. President Ronald Reagan publicly challenges Mikhail Gorbachev to tear down the Berlin Wall.
1979
Bryan Allen wins the second Kremer prize for a man powered flight across the English Channel in the Gossamer Albatross.
1975
India, Judge Jagmohanlal Sinha of the city of Allahabad ruled that India's Prime Minister Indira Gandhi had used corrupt practices to win her seat in the Indian Parliament, and that she should be banned from holding any public office. Her main opponent for the Raebareli Constituency seat in 1971, Raj Narain had brought a petition to unseat her, charging that she had won the 1971 parliamentary election improperly. Mrs. Gandhi sent word that she refused to resign.
1967
The United States Supreme Court in Loving v. Virginia declares all U.S. state laws which prohibit interracial marriage to be unconstitutional.
1964
Anti-apartheid activist and ANC leader Nelson Mandela is sentenced to life in prison for sabotage in South Africa.
1963
NAACP field secretary Medgar Evers is murdered in front of his home in Jackson, Mississippi by Ku Klux Klan member Byron De La Beckwith during the civil rights movement.
1954
Pope Pius XII canonises Dominic Savio, who was 14 years old at the time of his death, as a saint, making him at the time the youngest unmartyred saint in the Roman Catholic Church. In 2017 Jacinta and Francisco Marto, aged 10 and 9 at the time of their deaths, are declared saints.
1944
World War II: Operation Overlord: American paratroopers of the 101st Airborne Division secure the town of Carentan, Normandy, France.
1943
The Holocaust: Germany liquidates the Jewish Ghetto in Brzeżany, Poland (now Berezhany, Ukraine). Around 1,180 Jews are led to the city's old Jewish graveyard and shot.
1942
Anne Frank receives a diary for her thirteenth birthday.
1940
World War II: Thirteen thousand British and French troops surrender to Major General Erwin Rommel at Saint-Valery-en-Caux.
1939
Shooting begins on Paramount Pictures' Dr. Cyclops, the first horror film photographed in three-strip Technicolor.
1939
The Baseball Hall of Fame opens in Cooperstown, New York.
1935
A ceasefire is negotiated between Bolivia and Paraguay, ending the Chaco War.
1914
Massacre of Phocaea: Turkish irregulars slaughter 50 to 100 Greeks and expel thousands of others in an ethnic cleansing operation in the Ottoman Empire.
1899
New Richmond tornado: The eighth deadliest tornado in U.S. history kills 117 people and injures around 200.
1898
Philippine Declaration of Independence: General Emilio Aguinaldo declares the Philippines' independence from Spain.
1864
American Civil War, Overland Campaign: Battle of Cold Harbor: Ulysses S. Grant gives the Confederate forces under Robert E. Lee a victory when he pulls his Union troops from their position at Cold Harbor, Virginia and moves south.
1830
Beginning of the French colonization of Algeria: 34,000 French soldiers land 27 kilometers west of Algiers, at Sidi Ferruch
1821
Badi VII, king of Sennar, surrenders his throne and realm to Isma'il Pasha, general of the Ottoman Empire, ending the existence of that Sudanese kingdom.
1817
The earliest form of bicycle, the dandy horse, is driven by Karl von Drais.
1798
Irish Rebellion of 1798: Battle of Ballynahinch.
1776
The Virginia Declaration of Rights is adopted.
1775
American Revolution: British general Thomas Gage declares martial law in Massachusetts. The British offer a pardon to all colonists who lay down their arms. There would be only two exceptions to the amnesty: Samuel Adams and John Hancock, if captured, were to be hanged.
1772
French explorer Marc-Joseph Marion du Fresne and 25 of his men killed by Māori in New Zealand
1758
French and Indian War: Siege of Louisbourg: James Wolfe's attack at Louisbourg, Nova Scotia commences.
1665
Thomas Willett is appointed the first mayor of New York City.
1653
First Anglo-Dutch War: The Battle of the Gabbard begins and lasts until June 13.
1550
The city of Helsinki, Finland (belonging to Sweden at the time) is founded by King Gustav I of Sweden.
1429
Hundred Years' War: On the second day of the Battle of Jargeau, Joan of Arc leads the French army in their capture of the city and the English commander, William de la Pole, 1st Duke of Suffolk.
1418
Armagnac-Burgundian Civil War: Parisians slaughter Bernard VII, Count of Armagnac and his suspected sympathizers, along with all prisoners, foreign bankers, and students and faculty of the College of Navarre.
1381
Peasants' Revolt: In England, rebels arrive at Blackheath.
1240
At the instigation of Louis IX of France, an inter-faith debate, known as the Disputation of Paris, starts between a Christian monk and four rabbis.
910
Battle of Augsburg: The Hungarians defeat the East Frankish army under King Louis the Child, using the famous feigned retreat tactic of the nomadic warriors.

Births On This Day

1996
Davinson Sánchez, Colombian footballer
1992
Philippe Coutinho, Brazilian footballer
1992
Laura Jones, English gymnast
1991
Avisail García, Venezuelan baseball player
1990
Jrue Holiday, American basketball player
1990
Kevin López, Spanish runner
1990
David Worrall, English footballer
1989
Emma Eliasson, Swedish ice hockey player
1989
Ibrahim Jeilan, Ethiopian runner
1988
Artūrs Bērziņš, Latvian basketball player
1988
Eren Derdiyok, Swiss footballer
1988
Mauricio Isla, Chilean footballer
1988
Dave Melillo, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1988
Dakota Morton, Canadian actor and radio host
1987
Seyi Ajirotutu, American football player
1987
Antonio Barragán, Spanish footballer
1986
Salim Mehajer, Australian politician
1986
Harry Taylor, Australian footballer
1985
Blake Ross, American computer programmer, co-created Mozilla Firefox
1985
Sam Thaiday, Australian rugby league player
1985
Kendra Wilkinson, American model, actress, and author
1985
Chris Young, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1984
James Kwalia, Kenyan-Qatari runner
1984
Bruno Soriano, Spanish footballer
1983
Bryan Habana, South African rugby player
1983
Alexander Pipa, German rugby player
1983
Christine Sinclair, Canadian soccer player
1982
Ben Blackwell, American drummer
1982
Diem Brown, German-American journalist and activist (d. 2014)
1982
Jason David, American football player
1982
James Tomlinson, English cricketer
1981
Raitis Grafs, Latvian basketball player
1981
Paul Hasleby, Australian footballer
1981
Adriana Lima, Brazilian model and actress
1980
Marco Bortolami, Italian rugby player
1980
Larry Foote, American football player
1980
Ifet Taljević, German footballer
1979
Dallas Clark, American football player
1979
Martine Dugrenier, Canadian wrestler
1979
Diego Milito, Argentine footballer
1979
Robyn, Swedish singer-songwriter, musician, and record producer
1979
Earl Watson, American basketball player and coach
1978
Lewis Moody, English rugby player
1977
Richard Ayoade, British actor, comedian, writer, director and television presenter
1977
Wade Redden, Canadian ice hockey player
1977
Kenny Wayne Shepherd, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1976
Antawn Jamison, American basketball player and sportscaster
1976
Ray Price, Zimbabwean cricketer
1976
Thomas Sørensen, Danish footballer
1975
Bryan Alvarez, American wrestler and journalist
1975
Stéphanie Szostak, French-American actress
1974
Flávio Conceição, Brazilian footballer
1974
Hideki Matsui, Japanese baseball player
1974
Jason Mewes, American actor and producer
1974
Kerry Kittles, American basketball player
1973
Jason Caffey, American basketball player and coach
1973
Panagiotis Fyssas, Greek footballer
1973
Darryl White, Australian footballer
1971
Mark Henry, American weightlifter and wrestler
1971
Ryan Klesko, American baseball player
1971
Jérôme Romain, Caribbean-Dominican triple jumper and coach
1969
Zsolt Daczi, Hungarian guitarist (d. 2007)
1969
Héctor Garza, Mexican wrestler (d. 2013)
1969
Mathieu Schneider, American ice hockey player
1969
Heinz-Christian Strache, Austrian politician
1968
Scott Aldred, American baseball player and coach
1968
Htay Kywe, Burmese activist
1968
Bobby Sheehan, American bass player and songwriter (d. 1999)
1967
Aivar Kuusmaa, Estonian basketball player and coach
1967
Frances O'Connor, English-Australian actress
1966
Marc Glanville, Australian rugby league player
1966
Tom Misteli, Swiss cell biologist
1965
Adrian Toole, Australian rugby league player
1965
Gwen Torrence, American sprinter
1965
Cathy Tyson, English actress
1964
Derek Higgins, Irish race car driver
1964
Kent Jones, American journalist
1964
Paula Marshall, American actress
1964
Peter Such, Scottish-born, English cricketer
1963
Philippe Bugalski, French race car driver (d. 2012)
1963
Warwick Capper, Australian footballer, coach, and actor
1963
Tim DeKay, American actor
1963
Jerry Lynn, American wrestler
1962
Jordan Peterson, Canadian psychologist, professor and cultural critic
1960
Joe Kopicki, American basketball player and coach
1959
John Linnell, American singer-songwriter and musician
1959
Scott Thompson, Canadian actor and comedian
1958
Meredith Brooks, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1957
Timothy Busfield, American actor, director, and producer
1957
Javed Miandad, Pakistani cricketer and coach
1956
Terry Alderman, Australian cricketer and sportscaster
1954
Tim Razzall, Baron Razzall, English lawyer and politician
1953
Rocky Burnette, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1952
Spencer Abraham, American academic and politician, 10th United States Secretary of Energy
1952
Junior Brown, American country music singer-songwriter and guitarist
1952
Pete Farndon, English bass player and songwriter (The Pretenders) (d. 1983)
1951
Bun E. Carlos, American drummer
1951
Brad Delp, American musician and singer (Boston - RTZ) (d. 2007)
1951
Andranik Margaryan, Armenian engineer and politician, 10th Prime Minister of Armenia (d. 2007)
1950
Oğuz Abadan, Turkish singer-songwriter and guitarist
1950
Michael Fabricant, English politician
1950
Sonia Manzano, American actress of Puerto Rican descent, noted for playing Maria on Sesame Street
1949
Jens Böhrnsen, German judge and politician, President of Germany
1949
Marc Tardif, Canadian ice hockey player
1949
John Wetton, English singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer (Asia, King Crimson) (d. 2017)
1948
Hans Binder, Austrian race car driver
1948
Herbert Meyer, German footballer
1948
Len Wein, American comic book writer and editor (d. 2017)
1946
Michel Bergeron, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1946
Bobby Gould, English footballer and manager
1946
Catherine Bréchignac, French physicist and academic
1945
Pat Jennings, Irish footballer and coach
1942
Len Barry, American singer-songwriter and producer
1942
Bert Sakmann, German physiologist and biologist, Nobel Prize laureate
1941
Marv Albert, American sportscaster
1941
Chick Corea, American pianist and composer
1941
Roy Harper, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
1941
Reg Presley, English singer-songwriter (d. 2013)
1941
Lucille Roybal-Allard, American politician
1940
Jacques Brassard, Canadian educator and politician
1939
Ron Lynch, Australian rugby league player and coach
1939
Frank McCloskey, American sergeant and politician (d. 2003)
1938
Jean-Marie Doré, Guinean lawyer and politician, 11th Prime Minister of Guinea (d. 2016)
1938
Tom Oliver, English-Australian actor
1937
Vladimir Arnold, Russian-French mathematician and academic (d. 2010)
1937
Klaus Basikow, German footballer and manager (d. 2015)
1937
Antal Festetics, Hungarian-Austrian biologist and zoologist
1937
Chips Moman, American record producer, guitarist, and songwriter (d. 2016)
1935
Ian Craig, Australian cricketer (d. 2014)
1935
Paul Kennedy, English lawyer and judge
1934
John A. Alonzo, American actor and cinematographer (d. 2001)
1934
Kevin Billington, English director and producer
1933
Eddie Adams, American photographer and journalist (d. 2004)
1932
Mimi Coertse, South African soprano and producer
1932
Mamo Wolde, Ethiopian runner (d. 2002)
1931
Trevanian, American author and scholar (d. 2005)
1931
Rona Jaffe, American novelist (d. 2005)
1930
Jim Burke, Australian cricketer (d. 1979)
1930
Donald Byrne, American chess player (d. 1976)
1930
Innes Ireland, Scottish race car driver and engineer (d. 1993)
1930
Jim Nabors, American actor and singer (d. 2017)
1929
Brigid Brophy, English author and critic (d. 1995)
1929
Anne Frank, German-Dutch diarist; victim of the Holocaust (d. 1945)
1929
Jameel Jalibi, Pakistani linguist and academic
1929
John McCluskey, Baron McCluskey, Scottish lawyer, judge, and politician, Solicitor General for Scotland (d. 2017)
1928
Vic Damone, American singer-songwriter and actor (d. 2018)
1928
Petros Molyviatis, Greek politician and diplomat, Greek Minister for Foreign Affairs
1928
Richard M. Sherman, American composer and director
1925
Jaime Montestrela, Portuguese psychiatrist, author, and poet (d. 1975)
1924
George H. W. Bush, American lieutenant and politician, 41st President of the United States (d. 2018)
1924
Grete Dollitz, German-American guitarist and radio host (d. 2013)
1922
Margherita Hack, Italian astrophysicist and author (d. 2013)
1921
Luis García Berlanga, Spanish director and screenwriter (d. 2010)
1921
Christopher Derrick, English author, critic, and academic (d. 2007)
1921
James Archibald Houston, Canadian author and illustrator (d. 2005)
1920
Dave Berg, American soldier and cartoonist (d. 2002)
1920
Peter Jones, English actor and screenwriter (d. 2000)
1919
Uta Hagen, German-American actress and educator (d. 2004)
1918
Samuel Z. Arkoff, American film producer (d. 2001)
1918
Georgia Louise Harris Brown, African-American architect (d. 1999)
1918
Christie Jayaratnam Eliezer, Sri Lankan-Australian mathematician and academic (d. 2001)
1916
Irwin Allen, American director and producer (d. 1991)
1916
Raúl Héctor Castro, Mexican-American politician and diplomat, 14th Governor of Arizona (d. 2015)
1915
Priscilla Lane, American actress (d. 1995)
1915
Christopher Mayhew, English soldier and politician (d. 1997)
1915
David Rockefeller, American banker and businessman (d. 2017)
1914
William Lundigan, American actor (d. 1975)
1914
Go Seigen, Chinese-Japanese Go player (d. 2014)
1913
Jean Victor Allard, Canadian general (d. 1996)
1913
Desmond Piers, Canadian admiral (d. 2005)
1912
Bill Cowley, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 1993)
1912
Carl Hovland, American psychologist and academic (d. 1961)
1910
Bill Naughton, Irish-English playwright and author (d. 1992)
1908
Alphonse Ouimet, Canadian broadcaster (d. 1988)
1908
Marina Semyonova, Russian ballerina and educator (d. 2010)
1908
Otto Skorzeny, German SS officer (d. 1975)
1906
Sandro Penna, Italian poet (d. 1977)
1905
Ray Barbuti, American sprinter and football player (d. 1988)
1902
Hendrik Elias, Belgian lawyer and politician, Mayor of Ghent (d. 1973)
1899
Fritz Albert Lipmann, German-American biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1986)
1899
Weegee, Ukrainian-American photographer and journalist (d. 1968)
1897
Anthony Eden, English soldier and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1977)
1895
Eugénie Brazier, French chef (d. 1977)
1892
Djuna Barnes, American novelist, journalist, and playwright (d. 1982)
1890
Egon Schiele, Austrian soldier and painter (d. 1918)
1888
Zygmunt Janiszewski, Polish mathematician and academic (d. 1920)
1883
Fernand Gonder, French pole vaulter (d. 1969)
1883
Robert Lowie, Austrian-American anthropologist and academic (d. 1957)
1877
Thomas C. Hart, American admiral and politician (d. 1971)
1864
Frank Chapman, American ornithologist, photographer, and author (d. 1945)
1861
William Attewell, English cricketer and umpire (d. 1927)
1858
Harry Johnston, English botanist and explorer (d. 1927)
1858
Henry Scott Tuke, English painter and photographer (d. 1929)
1857
Maurice Perrault, Canadian architect, engineer, and politician, 15th Mayor of Longueuil (d. 1909)
1851
Oliver Lodge, English physicist and academic (d. 1940)
1843
David Gill, Scottish-English astronomer and author (d. 1914)
1841
Watson Fothergill, English architect, designed the Woodborough Road Baptist Church (d. 1928)
1831
Robert Herbert, English-Australian politician, 1st Premier of Queensland (d. 1905)
1827
Johanna Spyri, Swiss author, best known for Heidi (d. 1901)
1819
Charles Kingsley, English priest, historian, and author (d. 1875)
1812
Edmond Hébert, French geologist and academic (d. 1890)
1807
Ante Kuzmanić, Croatian physician and journalist (d. 1879)
1806
John A. Roebling, German-American engineer, designed the Brooklyn Bridge (d. 1869)
1802
Harriet Martineau, English sociologist and author (d. 1876)
1800
Samuel Wright Mardis, American politician (d. 1836)
1798
Samuel Cooper, American general (d. 1876)
1795
John Marston, American sailor (d. 1885)
1777
Robert Clark, American physician and politician (d. 1837)
1775
Karl Freiherr von Müffling, Prussian field marshal (d. 1851)
1771
Patrick Gass, American sergeant (Lewis and Clark Expedition) and author (d. 1870)
1760
Jean-Baptiste Louvet de Couvrai, French author, playwright, journalist, and politician (d. 1797)
1711
Louis Legrand, French priest and theologian (d. 1780)
1686
Marie-Catherine Homassel Hecquet, French writer (d. 1764)
1653
Maria Amalia of Courland, Landgravine of Hesse-Kassel (d. 1711)
1580
Adriaen van Stalbemt, Flemish painter (d. 1662)
1577
Paul Guldin, Swiss astronomer and mathematician (d. 1643)
1573
Robert Radclyffe, 5th Earl of Sussex, soldier (d. 1629)
1564
John Casimir, Duke of Saxe-Coburg (d. 1633)
1561
Anna of Württemberg, German princess (d. 1616)
1519
Cosimo I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (d. 1574)
1161
Constance, Duchess of Brittany (d. 1201)
1107
Gao Zong, Chinese emperor (d. 1187)
950
Reizei, Japanese emperor (d. 1011)

Deaths On This Day

2016
Omar Mateen, American mass murderer (b. 1986)
2016
George Voinovich, American politician (b. 1936)
2016
Janet Waldo, American actress and voice artist (b. 1920)
2015
Fernando Brant, Brazilian journalist, poet, and composer (b. 1946)
2015
Frederick Pei Li, Chinese-American physician and academic (b. 1940)
2015
Patrick Lennox Tierney, American historian and academic (b. 1914)
2014
Nabil Hemani, Algerian footballer (b. 1979)
2014
Dan Jacobson, South African-English author and critic (b. 1929)
2014
Frank Schirrmacher, German journalist (b. 1959)
2013
Teresita Barajuen, Spanish nun (b. 1908)
2013
Jason Leffler, American race car driver (b. 1975)
2013
Joseph A. Unanue, American sergeant and businessman (b. 1925)
2012
Hector Bianciotti, Argentinian-French journalist and author (b. 1930)
2012
Henry Hill, American mobster (b. 1943)
2012
Margarete Mitscherlich-Nielsen, Danish-German psychoanalyst and author (b. 1917)
2012
Medin Zhega, Albanian footballer and manager (b. 1946)
2012
Elinor Ostrom, American political scientist and economist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1933)
2012
Pahiño, Spanish footballer (b. 1923)
2012
Frank Walker, Australian judge and politician, 41st Attorney General of New South Wales (b. 1942)
2011
René Audet, Canadian bishop (b. 1920)
2011
Carl Gardner, American singer (The Coasters) (b. 1928)
2010
Al Williamson, American illustrator (b. 1931)
2008
Miroslav Dvořák, Czech ice hockey player (b. 1951)
2008
Derek Tapscott, Welsh footballer and manager (b. 1932)
2006
Nicky Barr, Australian rugby player and fighter pilot (b. 1915)
2006
György Ligeti, Romanian-Hungarian composer and educator (b. 1923)
2006
Kenneth Thomson, 2nd Baron Thomson of Fleet, Canadian businessman and art collector (b. 1923)
2005
Scott Young, Canadian journalist and author (b. 1918)
2003
Gregory Peck, American actor and political activist (b. 1916)
2002
Bill Blass, American fashion designer, founded Bill Blass Limited (b. 1922)
2000
Purushottam Laxman Deshpande, Indian actor, director, and producer (b. 1919)
2000
Sandro Rosa do Nascimento, Brazilian criminal (b. 1978)
1999
J. F. Powers, American novelist and short story writer (b. 1917)
1998
Leo Buscaglia, American author and educator (b. 1924)
1998
Theresa Merritt, American actress and singer (b. 1922)
1997
Bulat Okudzhava, Russian singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1924)
1995
Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, Italian pianist (b. 1920)
1995
Pierre Russell, American basketball player (b. 1949)
1994
Menachem Mendel Schneerson, Russian-French rabbi and author (b. 1902)
1990
Terence O'Neill, Baron O'Neill of the Maine, English captain and politician, 4th Prime Minister of Northern Ireland (b. 1914)
1989
Bruce Hamilton, Australian public servant (b. 1911)
1983
Norma Shearer, Canadian-American actress (b. 1902)
1982
Ian McKay, English sergeant, Victoria Cross recipient (b. 1953)
1982
Karl von Frisch, Austrian-German ethologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1886)
1980
Billy Butlin, South African-English businessman, founded the Butlins Company (b. 1899)
1980
Masayoshi Ōhira, Japanese politician, 68th Prime minister of Japan (b. 1910)
1980
Milburn Stone, American actor (b. 1904)
1978
Guo Moruo, Chinese historian, author, and poet (b. 1892)
1978
Georg Siimenson, Estonian footballer (b. 1912)
1976
Gopinath Kaviraj, Indian philosopher and scholar (b. 1887)
1975
Latife Uşşaki, Turkish jurist, 1st First Lady of Turkey (b. 1898)
1972
Edmund Wilson, American critic, essayist, and editor (b. 1895)
1972
Dinanath Gopal Tendulkar, Indian writer and documentary filmmaker (b. 1909)
1969
Aleksandr Deyneka, Ukrainian-Russian painter and sculptor (b. 1899)
1968
Herbert Read, English poet and critic (b. 1893)
1966
Hermann Scherchen, German viola player and conductor (b. 1891)
1963
Medgar Evers, American soldier and activist (b. 1925)
1962
John Ireland, English composer and educator (b. 1879)
1957
Jimmy Dorsey, American saxophonist, composer, and bandleader (The Dorsey Brothers and The California Ramblers) (b. 1904)
1952
Harry Lawson, Australian politician, 27th Premier of Victoria (b. 1875)
1946
Médéric Martin, Canadian politician, mayor of Montreal (b. 1869)
1944
Erich Marcks, German general (b. 1891)
1937
Mikhail Tukhachevsky, Russian general (b. 1893)
1932
Theo Heemskerk, Dutch lawyer and politician, Prime Minister of the Netherlands (b. 1852)
1917
Teresa Carreño, Venezuelan-American singer-songwriter, pianist, and conductor (b. 1853)
1912
Frédéric Passy, French economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1822)
1904
Camille of Renesse-Breidbach (b. 1836)
1900
Lucretia Peabody Hale, American journalist and author (b. 1820)
1841
Konstantinos Nikolopoulos, Greek composer, archaeologist, and philologist (b. 1786)
1818
Egwale Seyon, Ethiopian emperor
1816
Pierre Augereau, French general (b. 1757)
1778
Philip Livingston, American merchant and politician (b. 1716)
1772
Marc-Joseph Marion du Fresne, French explorer (b. 1724)
1758
Prince Augustus William of Prussia (b. 1722)
1734
James FitzJames, 1st Duke of Berwick, French-English general and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Hampshire (b. 1670)
1675
Charles Emmanuel II, Duke of Savoy (b. 1634)
1668
Charles Berkeley, 2nd Viscount Fitzhardinge, English politician (b. 1599)
1647
Thomas Farnaby, English scholar and educator (b. 1575)
1567
Richard Rich, 1st Baron Rich, English politician, Lord Chancellor of England (b. 1490)
1565
Adrianus Turnebus, French philologist and scholar (b. 1512)
1560
Ii Naomori, Japanese warrior (b. 1506)
1560
Imagawa Yoshimoto, Japanese daimyō (b. 1519)
1524
Diego Velázquez de Cuéllar, Spanish conquistador (b. 1465)
1478
Ludovico III Gonzaga, Marquis of Mantua (b. 1412)
1435
John FitzAlan, 14th Earl of Arundel, English commander (b. 1408)
1418
Bernard VII, Count of Armagnac (b. 1360)
1294
John I of Brienne, Count of Eu
1266
Henry II, Prince of Anhalt-Aschersleben (b. 1215)
1152
Henry of Scotland, 3rd Earl of Huntingdon (b. 1114)
1144
Al-Zamakhshari, Persian theologian (b. 1075)
1036
Tedald, Italian bishop (b. 990)
1020
Lyfing, English archbishop (b. 999)
918
Æthelflæd, Mercian daughter of Alfred the Great (b. 870)
816
Pope Leo III (b. 750)
796
Hisham I, Muslim emir (b. 757)