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On This Day in History:  June 18

June 18 is the 169th day of the year (170th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 196 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2020
Michigan grandmother claims $70 million Powerball jackpot. A Michigan resident is the owner of the single winning ticket for the Powerball drawing held on February 12 worth $70 million. The winner had decided to make an impromptu pit stop with a friend to buy some lottery tickets at Huron Plaza Liquor on West Huron Street in Pontiac.
2018
Better Business Bureau releases study on sweepstakes, lottery and prize scams. A new report by the Better Business Bureau says sweepstakes, lottery and prize scams are using ever-changing methods to hurt victims financially and emotionally.
2016
New York State lawmakers vote to legalize fantasy sports. Months after being halted by the New York attorney general, daily fantasy sports won a major victory early Saturday as state lawmakers moved to legalize the online games.
2014
Audit: Florida lottery department keeps shaky records. The agency overseeing the Florida lottery doesn't exactly have the winning ticket when it comes to keeping track of its taxpayer-funded property.
2014
Florida lottery kicks off campaign to protect customers from dishonest clerks. The Florida Lottery has launched a new campaign after some store owners were claiming big prizes time and time again despite the small odds.
2012
$32 million Mega Millions ticket claimed in LA area. A Los Angeles-area woman recently walked into the California Lottery's Santa Ana District Office and submitted her winning Mega Millions ticket worth $32 million.
2012
Four $1M Powerball tickets sold in same county, at same chain. The odds of winning at least $1 million by matching the first five numbers in a Powerball drawing are 1 in 5.15 million. Four people beat those odds in Florida this week.
2012
Delaware couple plans to pay Powerball winnings forward. A married couple from Wilmington, Delaware, managed to make their dreams come true when they won $1 million with Powerball, courtesy of the Delaware Lottery.
2011
Legal fight over $33M lottery ticket could end next week. A $33 million lottery jackpot is in dispute, with two men from Edmonton, in Alberta, Canada, laying claim to the hefty prize.
2010
Police reveal financial picture of slain lottery winner. A leather folder may hold the key to the cash and assets taken from slain Lottery winner Abraham Shakespeare and what may be owed to his estate.
2010
Record $95M Lotto Max lottery jackpot drawing tonight. With no jackpot winner for the past seven weeks, Friday night's Lotto Max draw is boasting a bounty of $95 million -- the largest in Canadian history.
2009
$200,000 Powerball prize awarded on day lottery ticket was set to expire. William H. Greer of Philadelphia is the winner of a $200,000 Powerball prize that was set to expire at 4:30 p.m. today.
2009
Maryland Lottery teams up with Ravens. Maryland Lottery officials are gambling that Ravens football fever will bolster ticket sales when a new scratch-off is unveiled later this year, marking one of the first partnerships of its kind in the country.
2009
Arkansas Lottery hires away S.C. director. The Arkansas Lottery Commission has hired Ernie Passailaigue, the director of the South Carolina lottery, to lead the formation of Arkansas' newly approved lottery program.
2009
Ohio Lottery facts and trivia as it turns 35 years old. Thirty-five years ago this summer, the newly created Ohio Lottery held its first-ever drawing, a public spectacle at Parmatown Mall that drew more than 1,000 people.
2009
Euro Millions lottery winner is gardener and 'nice chap'. Onion-growing granddad Brian Caswell will jet to Rio and buy a flash car after claiming a £25 million (US$40.8 million) Euro Millions lottery jackpot.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$333 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jun 21, 2016
2.€171.21 Million
US$191.76 Million
Draw Date
Jun 18, 2019
3.€143 Million
US$191.38 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jun 18, 2013
4.$180 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jun 20, 2003
5.$175 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jun 19, 2018
6.$169 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 18, 2016
7.$151 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 20, 2018
8.€101 Million
US$145.17 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jun 21, 2011
9.$145 Million
Draw Date
Jun 19, 2004
9.$145 Million
Draw Date
Jun 19, 2004
11.$123 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jun 20, 2017
12.$121 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jun 18, 2004
13.€96.42 Million
US$108.73 Million
Draw Date
Jun 18, 2016
14.$105 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 19, 2013
15.€90 Million
US$104.85 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Jun 22, 2018
16.$92 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 19, 2019
17.$86 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 20, 2009
18.$82 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 18, 2003
19.$80 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 20, 2015
20.$78 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 19, 2010
21.$77 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 19, 1999
22.$76 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 20, 2007
22.$76 Million
California
SuperLotto Plus
Draw Date
Jun 21, 2006
24.€43 Million
US$67.09 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jun 20, 2008
25.€59.67 Million
US$66.48 Million
Draw Date
Jun 20, 2017

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

2001
Monday, Jun 18, 2001
19 years old
1988
Saturday, Jun 18, 1988
32 years old
1973
Monday, Jun 18, 1973
47 years old
1970
Thursday, Jun 18, 1970
50 years old
1963
Tuesday, Jun 18, 1963
57 years old
1963
Tuesday, Jun 18, 1963
57 years old
1963
Tuesday, Jun 18, 1963
57 years old
1961
Sunday, Jun 18, 1961
59 years old
1950
Sunday, Jun 18, 1950
70 years old
1944
Sunday, Jun 18, 1944
76 years old
(year not provided)
(year not provided)

Worldwide Events On This Day

2018
An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 strikes northern Osaka.
2009
The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), a NASA robotic spacecraft is launched.
2007
The Charleston Sofa Super Store fire happened in Charleston, South Carolina, killing nine firefighters.
2006
The first Kazakh space satellite, KazSat-1 is launched.
1994
The Troubles: Members of the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) attack a crowded pub with assault rifles in Loughinisland, Northern Ireland. Six Catholic civilians are killed and five wounded. It was crowded with people watching the 1994 FIFA World Cup.
1984
A major clash between about 5,000 police and a similar number of miners takes place at Orgreave, South Yorkshire, during the 1984-85 UK miners' strike.
1983
Space Shuttle program: STS-7, Astronaut Sally Ride becomes the first American woman in space.
1983
Mona Mahmudnizhad together with nine other Bahá'í women, is sentenced to death and hanged in Shiraz, Iran over her religious beliefs.
1982
Italian banker Roberto Calvi's body is discovered hanging beneath Blackfriars Bridge in London, England.
1981
The Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk, the first operational aircraft initially designed around stealth technology, makes its first flight.
1979
SALT II is signed by the United States and the Soviet Union.
1972
Staines air disaster: One hundred eighteen are killed when a BEA H.S. Trident crashes two minutes after take off from London's Heathrow Airport.
1965
Vietnam War: The United States uses B-52 bombers to attack National Liberation Front guerrilla fighters in South Vietnam.
1954
Carlos Castillo Armas leads an invasion force across the Guatemalan border, setting in motion the 1954 Guatemalan coup d'état
1953
The Egyptian revolution of 1952 ends with the overthrow of the Muhammad Ali dynasty and the declaration of the Republic of Egypt.
1953
A United States Air Force C-124 crashes and burns near Tachikawa, Japan, killing 129.
1948
Columbia Records introduces the long-playing record album in a public demonstration at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City.
1946
Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia, a Socialist, calls for a Direct Action Day against the Portuguese in Goa.
1945
William Joyce ("Lord Haw-Haw") is charged with treason for his pro-German propaganda broadcasting during World War II.
1940
Appeal of 18 June by Charles de Gaulle.
1940
The "Finest Hour" speech is delivered by Winston Churchill.
1935
Police in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, clash with striking longshoremen, resulting in a total 60 injuries and 24 arrests.
1930
Groundbreaking ceremonies for the Franklin Institute are held.
1928
Aviator Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly in an aircraft across the Atlantic Ocean (she is a passenger; Wilmer Stultz is the pilot and Lou Gordon the mechanic).
1923
Checker Taxi puts its first taxi on the streets.
1908
Japanese immigration to Brazil begins when 781 people arrive in Santos aboard the ship Kasato-Maru.
1908
The University of the Philippines is established.
1900
Empress Dowager Cixi of China orders all foreigners killed, including foreign diplomats and their families.
1887
The Reinsurance Treaty between Germany and Russia is signed.
1873
Susan B. Anthony is fined $100 for attempting to vote in the 1872 presidential election.
1859
First ascent of Aletschhorn, second summit of the Bernese Alps.
1858
Charles Darwin receives a paper from Alfred Russel Wallace that includes nearly identical conclusions about evolution as Darwin's own, prompting Darwin to publish his theory.
1822
Constantine Kanaris blows up the Ottoman navy's flagship at Chios, killing the Kapudan Pasha Nasuhzade Ali Pasha.
1815
Napoleonic Wars: The Battle of Waterloo results in the defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte by the Duke of Wellington and Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher forcing him to abdicate the throne of France for the second and last time.
1812
The United States declaration of war upon the United Kingdom is signed by President James Madison.
1799
Action of 18 June 1799: A frigate squadron under Rear-admiral Perrée is captured by the British fleet under Lord Keith
1778
American Revolutionary War: British troops abandon Philadelphia.
1757
Battle of Kolín between Prussian forces under Frederick the Great and an Austrian army under the command of Field Marshal Count Leopold Joseph von Daun in the Seven Years' War.
1684
The charter of the Massachusetts Bay Colony is revoked via a scire facias writ issued by an English court.
1633
Charles I is crowned King of Scots at St Giles' Cathedral, Edinburgh
1429
French forces under the leadership of Joan of Arc defeat the main English army under Sir John Fastolf at the Battle of Patay. This turns the tide of the Hundred Years' War.
1265
A draft Byzantine-Venetian treaty is concluded between Venetian envoys and Emperor Michael VIII Palaiologos, but is not ratified by Doge Reniero Zeno.
1264
The Parliament of Ireland meets at Castledermot in County Kildare, the first definitively known meeting of this Irish legislature.
1178
Five Canterbury monks see what is possibly the Giordano Bruno crater being formed. It is believed that the current oscillations of the Moon's distance from the Earth (on the order of meters) are a result of this collision.
1053
Battle of Civitate: Three thousand horsemen of Norman Count Humphrey rout the troops of Pope Leo IX.
860
Byzantine-Rus' War: A fleet of about 200 Rus' vessels sails into the Bosphorus and starts pillaging the suburbs of the Byzantine capital Constantinople.
656
Ali becomes Caliph of the Rashidun Caliphate
618
Li Yuan becomes Emperor Gaozu of Tang, initiating three centuries of Tang dynasty rule over China.

Births On This Day

2002
Chevel Shepherd, American singer
1999
Trippie Redd, American rapper
1997
Katharina Hobgarski, German tennis player
1997
Latrell Mitchell, Australian rugby league player
1996
Alen Halilović, Croatian footballer
1996
Niki Wories, Dutch figure skater
1995
Maxim Kovtun, Russian figure skater
1994
Sean McMahon, Australian rugby player
1994
Takeoff, American rapper
1990
Luke Adam, Canadian ice hockey player
1990
Sandra Izbașa, Romanian gymnast
1990
Derek Stepan, American ice hockey player
1990
Christian Taylor, American triple jumper
1989
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, French-born Gabonese footballer
1989
Chris Harris Jr., American football player
1988
Elini Dimoutsos, Greek footballer
1988
Josh Dun, American musician and drummer for the band Twenty One Pilots
1987
Omar Arellano, Mexican footballer
1986
Edgars Eriņš, Latvian decathlete
1986
Richard Gasquet, French tennis player
1985
Chris Coghlan, American baseball player
1985
Alex Hirsch, American animator and television producer
1984
Nanyak Dala, Canadian rugby player
1983
Billy Slater, Australian rugby league player
1983
Cameron Smith, Australian rugby league player
1982
Nadir Belhadj, French-Algerian footballer
1982
Marco Borriello, Italian footballer
1982
Nathan Cavaleri, Australian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
1981
Clint Newton, American-Australian rugby league player
1981
Marco Streller, Swiss footballer
1980
Antonio Gates, American football player
1980
Sergey Kirdyapkin, Russian race walker
1980
Craig Mottram, Australian runner
1980
Colin Munroe, Canadian singer-songwriter and producer
1980
Antero Niittymäki, Finnish ice hockey player
1980
Tara Platt, American actress, producer, and screenwriter
1979
Yumiko Kobayashi, Japanese voice actress and singer
1979
Ivana Wong, Hong Kong singer-songwriter and actress
1978
Wang Liqin, Chinese table tennis player
1976
Blake Shelton, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1975
Marie Gillain, Belgian actress
1975
Aleksandrs Koļinko, Latvian footballer
1975
Martin St. Louis, Canadian ice hockey player
1975
Silkk the Shocker, American hip-hop musician and actor
1974
Vincenzo Montella, Italian footballer and manager
1974
Sergey Sharikov, Russian fencer and coach (d. 2015)
1973
Julie Depardieu, French actress
1973
Stephen Thomas Erlewine, American author and music critic
1973
Ray LaMontagne, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1973
Alexandra Meissnitzer, Austrian skier
1973
Matt Parsons, Australian rugby league player
1973
Gavin Wanganeen Australian footballer and coach
1972
Anu Tali, Estonian pianist and conductor
1972
Wikus du Toit, South African actor, director, and composer
1971
Kerry Butler, American actress and singer
1971
Jason McAteer, English-Irish footballer and manager
1971
Nathan Morris, American soul singer
1970
Katie Derham, English journalist
1970
Ivan Kozák, Slovak footballer
1970
Greg Yaitanes, American director and producer
1969
Haki Doku, Albanian cyclist
1969
Christopher Largen, American journalist and author (d. 2012)
1968
Frank Müller, German decathlete
1966
Kurt Browning, Canadian figure skater, choreographer, and sportscaster
1966
Troy Kemp, Bahamian high jumper
1964
Uday Hussein, Iraqi commander (d. 2003)
1964
Patti Webster, American publicist and author (d. 2013)
1963
Dizzy Reed, American keyboard player and songwriter
1963
Bruce Smith, American football player
1962
Lisa Randall, American physicist and academic
1961
Oz Fox, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1961
Andrés Galarraga, Venezuelan-American baseball player
1961
Angela Johnson, American novelist and poet
1961
Alison Moyet, English singer-songwriter
1960
Barbara Broccoli, American director and producer
1960
Steve Murphy, Canadian journalist
1959
Joe Ansolabehere, American animation screenwriter and producer
1958
Peter Altmaier, German jurist and politician, Federal Minister for Special Affairs of Germany
1958
Gary Martin, British voice actor and actor
1957
Miguel Ángel Lotina, Spanish footballer and manager
1957
Richard Powers, American novelist
1956
Brian Benben, American actor and producer
1956
John Scott, English organist and conductor (d. 2015)
1955
Ed Fast, Canadian lawyer and politician
1953
Peter Donohoe, English pianist and educator
1952
Tiiu Aro, Estonian physician and politician, Estonian Minister of Social Affairs
1952
Denis Herron, Canadian ice hockey player
1952
Carol Kane, American actress
1952
Isabella Rossellini, Italian actress, director, producer, and screenwriter
1952
Lee Soo-man, South Korean singer and businessman, founded S.M. Entertainment
1951
Mohammed Al-Sager, Kuwaiti journalist and politician
1951
Miriam Flynn, American actress and comedian
1951
Ian Hargreaves, English-Welsh journalist and academic
1951
Stephen Hopper, Australian botanist and academic
1951
Gyula Sax, Hungarian chess player (d. 2014)
1950
Rod de'Ath, Welsh drummer and producer (d. 2014)
1950
Annelie Ehrhardt, German hurdler
1950
Mike Johanns, American lawyer and politician, 28th United States Secretary of Agriculture
1950
Jackie Leven, Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2011)
1949
Chris Van Allsburg, American author and illustrator
1949
Jarosław Kaczyński, Polish lawyer and politician, 13th Prime Minister of Poland
1949
Lech Kaczyński, Polish lawyer and politician, 4th President of Poland (d. 2010)
1949
Lincoln Thompson, Jamaican singer-songwriter (d. 1999)
1948
Philip Jackson, English actor
1948
Éva Marton, Hungarian soprano and actress
1948
Sherry Turkle, American academic, psychologist, and sociologist
1947
Ivonne Coll, Puerto Rican-American model and actress, Miss Puerto Rico 1967
1947
Bernard Giraudeau, French actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2010)
1947
Linda Thorson, Canadian actress
1946
Russell Ash, English journalist and author (d. 2010)
1946
Bruiser Brody, American wrestler (d. 1988)
1946
Fabio Capello, Italian footballer and manager
1946
Maria Bethânia, Brazilian singer
1944
Bruce DuMont, American broadcaster and political analyst
1944
Sandy Posey, American pop/country singer
1943
Barry Evans, English actor (d. 1997)
1943
Raffaella Carrà, Italian singer, dancer, and actress
1942
John Bellany, Scottish painter and academic (d. 2013)
1942
Roger Ebert, American journalist, critic, and screenwriter (d. 2013)
1942
Pat Hutchins, English author and illustrator
1942
Thabo Mbeki, South African politician, 23rd President of South Africa
1942
Paul McCartney, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
1942
Richard Perry, American record producer
1942
Carl Radle, American bass player and producer (d. 1980)
1942
Nick Tate, Australian actor and director
1942
Hans Vonk, Dutch conductor (d. 2004)
1941
Roger Lemerre, French footballer and manager
1941
Paul Mayersberg, English director and screenwriter
1941
Delia Smith, English chef and author
1939
Lou Brock, American baseball player and sportscaster
1939
Jean-Claude Germain, Canadian historian, author, and journalist
1939
Brooks Firestone, American businessman and politician
1938
Kevin Murray, Australian footballer and coach
1937
Del Harris, American basketball player and coach
1937
Jay Rockefeller, American lawyer and politician, 29th Governor of West Virginia
1937
Bruce Trigger, Canadian archaeologist, anthropologist and historian (d. 2006)
1937
Vitaly Zholobov, Ukrainian colonel, engineer, and astronaut
1936
Denny Hulme, New Zealand race car driver (d. 1992)
1936
Barack Obama Sr., Kenyan economist (d. 1982)
1936
Ronald Venetiaan, Surinamese politician, 6th President of Suriname
1934
Brian Kenny, English general (d. 2017)
1934
Mitsuteru Yokoyama, Japanese author and illustrator (d. 2004)
1933
Colin Brumby, Australian composer and conductor (d. 2018)
1933
Tommy Hunt, American singer
1932
Dudley R. Herschbach, American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
1932
Geoffrey Hill, English poet and academic (d. 2016)
1931
Fernando Henrique Cardoso, Brazilian sociologist, academic, and politician, 34th President of Brazil
1929
Jürgen Habermas, German sociologist and philosopher
1929
Tibor Rubin, Hungarian-American soldier, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 2015)
1928
Michael Blakemore, Australian actor, director, and screenwriter
1928
David T. Lykken, American geneticist and academic (d. 2006)
1927
Eva Bartok, Hungarian-English actress (d. 1998)
1927
Paul Eddington, English actor (d. 1995)
1926
Philip B. Crosby, American businessman and author (d. 2001)
1926
Allan Sandage, American astronomer and cosmologist (d. 2010)
1926
Tom Wicker, American journalist and author (d. 2011)
1925
Robert Beadell, American composer and educator (d. 1994)
1924
George Mikan, American basketball player and coach (d. 2005)
1922
Claude Helffer, French pianist and educator (d. 2004)
1920
Ian Carmichael, English actor and singer (d. 2010)
1920
Lode Van Den Bergh, Belgian author and academic
1919
Jüri Järvet, Estonian actor and screenwriter (d. 1995)
1918
Alf Francis, West Prussia-born, English motor racing mechanic and racing car constructor (d. 1983)
1918
Jerome Karle, American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2013)
1918
Franco Modigliani, Italian-American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2003)
1917
Richard Boone, American actor, singer, and director (d. 1981)
1917
Jack Karnehm, English snooker player and sportscaster (d. 2002)
1917
Erik Ortvad, Danish painter and illustrator (d. 2008)
1916
Julio César Turbay Ayala, Colombian lawyer and politician, 25th President of Colombia (d. 2005)
1915
Red Adair, American firefighter (d. 2004)
1915
Robert Kanigher, American author (d. 2002)
1915
Alice T. Schafer, American mathematician (d. 2009)
1914
E. G. Marshall, American actor (d. 1998)
1914
Efraín Huerta, Mexican poet (d.1982)
1913
Wilfred Gordon Bigelow, Canadian soldier and surgeon (d. 2005)
1913
Sammy Cahn, American pianist and composer (d. 1993)
1913
Sylvia Porter, American economist and journalist (d. 1991)
1913
Françoise Loranger, Canadian playwright and producer (d. 1995)
1913
Robert Mondavi, American winemaker and philanthropist (d. 2008)
1913
Oswald Teichmüller, German mathematician (d. 1943)
1912
Glenn Morris, American decathlete (d. 1974)
1910
Dick Foran, American actor and singer (d. 1979)
1910
Avon Long, American actor and singer (d. 1984)
1910
Ray McKinley, American singer, drummer, and bandleader (d. 1995)
1908
Bud Collyer, American actor and game show host (d. 1969)
1908
Stanley Knowles, American-Canadian academic and politician (d. 1997)
1908
Nedra Volz, American actress (d. 2003)
1907
Frithjof Schuon, Swiss-American metaphysicist, philosopher, and author (d. 1998)
1905
Eduard Tubin, Estonian composer and conductor (d. 1982)
1904
Keye Luke, Chinese-American actor (d. 1991)
1904
Manuel Rosenthal, French conductor and composer (d. 2003)
1903
Jeanette MacDonald, American actress and singer (d. 1965)
1903
Raymond Radiguet, French author and poet (d. 1923)
1902
Louis Alter, American musician (d. 1980)
1902
Paavo Yrjölä, Finnish decathlete (d. 1980)
1901
Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia (d. 1918)
1901
Llewellyn Rees, English actor (d. 1994)
1900
Vlasta Vraz, Czech-American relief worker, editor, and fundraiser (d. 1989)
1897
Martti Marttelin, Finnish runner (d. 1940)
1896
Blanche Sweet, American actress (d. 1986)
1887
Tancrède Labbé, Canadian businessman and politician (d. 1956)
1886
George Mallory, English lieutenant and mountaineer (d. 1924)
1886
Alexander Wetmore, American ornithologist and paleontologist (d. 1978)
1884
Édouard Daladier, French captain and politician, Prime Minister of France (d. 1970)
1882
Georgi Dimitrov, Bulgarian compositor and politician, 32nd Prime Minister of Bulgaria (d. 1949)
1881
Zoltán Halmay, Hungarian swimmer (d. 1956)
1877
James Montgomery Flagg, American painter and illustrator (d. 1960)
1870
Édouard Le Roy, French mathematician and philosopher (d. 1954)
1868
Miklós Horthy, Hungarian admiral and politician, Regent of Hungary (d. 1957)
1863
George Essex Evans, English-Australian poet and author (d. 1909)
1858
Andrew Forsyth, Scottish-English mathematician and academic (d. 1942)
1858
Hector Rason, English-Australian politician, 7th Premier of Western Australia (d. 1927)
1857
Henry Clay Folger, American businessman and philanthropist, founded the Folger Shakespeare Library (d. 1930)
1854
E. W. Scripps, American publisher, founded the E. W. Scripps Company (d. 1926)
1850
Richard Heuberger, Austrian composer and critic (d. 1914)
1845
Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran, French physician and parasitologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1922)
1839
William H. Seward Jr., American general and banker (d. 1920)
1834
Auguste-Théodore-Paul de Broglie, French philosopher and academic (d. 1895)
1816
Hélène Napoleone Bonaparte, French daughter of Napoleon (d. 1907)
1816
Jung Bahadur Rana, Nepali ruler (d. 1877)
1815
Ludwig Freiherr von und zu der Tann-Rathsamhausen, German general (d. 1881)
1812
Ivan Goncharov, Russian journalist and author (d. 1891)
1799
William Lassell, English astronomer and merchant (d. 1880)
1769
Robert Stewart, Viscount Castlereagh, Irish-English politician, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (d. 1822)
1757
Ignaz Pleyel, Austrian-French pianist and composer (d. 1831)
1757
Gervasio Antonio de Posadas, Argentinian lawyer and politician 1st Supreme Director of the United Provinces of the Río de la Plata (d. 1833)
1717
Johann Stamitz, Czech violinist and composer (d. 1757)
1716
Joseph-Marie Vien, French painter and educator (d. 1809)
1677
Antonio Maria Bononcini, Italian cellist and composer (d. 1726)
1673
Antoni Lliteres Carrió, Spanish composer (d. 1747)
1667
Ivan Trubetskoy, Russian field marshal (d. 1750)
1521
Maria of Portugal, Duchess of Viseu (d. 1577)
1517
Emperor Ōgimachi of Japan (d. 1593)
1511
Bartolomeo Ammannati, Italian architect and sculptor, designed the Ponte Santa Trinita (d. 1592)
1466
Ottaviano Petrucci, Italian printer (d. 1539)
1332
John V Palaiologos, Byzantine Emperor (d. 1391)
1318
Eleanor of Woodstock (d. 1355)
1269
Eleanor of England, Countess of Bar (d. 1298)

Deaths On This Day

2018
XXXTentacion, American rapper (b. 1998)
2018
Big Van Vader (also known as Vader) American professional wrestler (b. 1955)
2018
Jimmy Wopo, American rapper (b. 1997)
2016
Jeppiaar, Indian educationist, founder and chancellor of Sathyabama University (b. 1931)
2015
Phil Austin, American comedian, actor, and screenwriter (b. 1941)
2015
Ralph J. Roberts, American businessman, co-founded Comcast (b. 1920)
2015
Danny Villanueva, American football player and broadcaster, co-founded Univision (b. 1937)
2015
Allen Weinstein, American historian and academic (b. 1937)
2014
Stephanie Kwolek, American chemist and engineer (b. 1923)
2014
Johnny Mann, American singer-songwriter and conductor (b. 1928)
2014
Claire Martin, Canadian author (b. 1914)
2014
Vladimir Popovkin, Russian general (b. 1957)
2014
Horace Silver, American pianist and composer (b. 1928)
2013
Brent F. Anderson, American engineer and politician (b. 1932)
2013
Alastair Donaldson, Scottish bass player (b. 1955)
2013
Garde Gardom, Canadian lawyer and politician, 26th Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia (b. 1924)
2013
Michael Hastings, American journalist and author (b. 1980)
2013
David Wall, English ballet dancer (b. 1946)
2012
Horacio Coppola, Argentinian photographer and director (b. 1906)
2012
Lina Haag, German author and activist (b. 1907)
2012
Tom Maynard, Welsh cricketer (b. 1989)
2012
Luis Edgardo Mercado Jarrín, Peruvian general and politician, 109th Prime Minister of Peru (b. 1919)
2012
Alketas Panagoulias, Greek footballer and manager (b. 1934)
2012
William Van Regenmorter, American businessman and politician (b. 1939)
2011
Yelena Bonner, Russian activist (b. 1923)
2011
Frederick Chiluba, Zambian politician, 2nd President of Zambia (b. 1943)
2011
Clarence Clemons, American saxophonist (b. 1942)
2010
Trent Acid, American wrestler (b. 1980)
2010
José Saramago, Portuguese novelist Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1922)
2010
Okan Demiriş, Turkish composer (b. 1942)
2008
Jean Delannoy, French actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1908)
2008
Tasha Tudor, American author and illustrator (b. 1915)
2008
Hans Steinbrenner, German sculptor (b. 1928)
2007
Bernard Manning, English comedian and actor (b. 1930)
2007
Hank Medress, American singer and producer (b. 1938)
2007
Georges Thurston, Canadian singer-songwriter (b. 1951)
2006
Vincent Sherman, American actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1906)
2006
Joseph Zobel, Martinique-French author (b. 1915)
2005
Mushtaq Ali, Indian cricketer (b. 1914)
2005
Manuel Sadosky, Argentinian mathematician and academic (b. 1914)
2003
Larry Doby, American baseball player and manager (b. 1923)
2000
Nancy Marchand, American actress (b. 1928)
1998
Felix Knight, American actor and tenor (b. 1908)
1997
Lev Kopelev, Ukrainian-German author and academic (b. 1912)
1996
Endel Puusepp, Estonian-Soviet military pilot and politician (b. 1909)
1993
Craig Rodwell, American activist, founded the Oscar Wilde Bookshop (b. 1940)
1992
Kofoworola Abeni Pratt, the first black Chief Nursing Officer of Nigeria (b. 1910)
1992
Peter Allen, Australian singer-songwriter and pianist (b. 1944)
1992
Mordecai Ardon, Polish-Israeli painter and educator (b. 1896)
1989
I. F. Stone, American journalist and author (b. 1907)
1986
Frances Scott Fitzgerald, American journalist (b. 1921)
1985
Paul Colin, French illustrator (b. 1892)
1984
Alan Berg, American lawyer and radio host (b. 1934)
1982
Djuna Barnes, American novelist, journalist, and playwright (b. 1892)
1982
John Cheever, American novelist and short story writer (b. 1912)
1982
Curd Jürgens, German-Austrian actor and director (b. 1915)
1980
Terence Fisher, English director and screenwriter (b. 1904)
1980
André Leducq, French cyclist (b. 1904)
1978
Walter C. Alvarez, American physician and author (b. 1884)
1975
Hugo Bergmann, German-Israeli philosopher and author (b. 1883)
1974
Júlio César de Mello e Souza, Brazilian mathematician and academic (b. 1896)
1974
Georgy Zhukov, Russian marshal and politician, Minister of Defence for the Soviet Union (b. 1896)
1971
Thomas Gomez, American actor (b. 1905)
1971
Paul Karrer, Russian-Swiss chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1889)
1967
Geki, Italian race car driver (b. 1937)
1967
Beat Fehr, Swiss race car driver (b. 1942)
1964
Giorgio Morandi, Italian painter (b. 1890)
1963
Pedro Armendáriz, Mexican-American actor (b. 1912)
1959
Ethel Barrymore, American actress (b. 1879)
1948
Edward Brooker, English-Australian politician, 31st Premier of Tasmania (b. 1891)
1947
Shigematsu Sakaibara, Japanese admiral (b. 1898)
1945
Simon Bolivar Buckner Jr., American general (b. 1886)
1943
Elias Degiannis, Greek commander (b. 1912)
1942
Arthur Pryor, American trombonist, bandleader, and politician (b. 1870)
1937
Gaston Doumergue, French politician, 13th President of France (b. 1863)
1936
Maxim Gorky, Russian novelist, short story writer, and playwright (b. 1868)
1928
Roald Amundsen, Norwegian pilot and explorer (b. 1872)
1922
Jacobus Kapteyn, Dutch astronomer and academic (b. 1851)
1917
Titu Maiorescu, Romanian critic and politician, 23rd Prime Minister of Romania (b. 1840)
1916
Max Immelmann, German lieutenant and pilot (b. 1890)
1905
Carmine Crocco, Italian soldier (b. 1830)
1902
Samuel Butler, English novelist, satirist, and critic (b. 1835)
1866
Prince Sigismund of Prussia (b. 1864)
1860
Friedrich Wilhelm von Bismarck, German army officer and writer (b. 1783)
1835
William Cobbett, English farmer and journalist (b. 1763)
1833
Robert Hett Chapman, American minister, missionary, and academic (b. 1771)
1815
Thomas Picton, Welsh-English general and politician (b. 1758)
1794
François Buzot, French lawyer and politician (b. 1760)
1794
James Murray, Scottish-English general and politician, 20th Governor of the Province of Quebec (b. 1721)
1788
Adam Gib, Scottish religious leader (b. 1714)
1772
Johann Ulrich von Cramer, German jurist and scholar (b. 1706)
1772
Gerard van Swieten, Dutch-Austrian physician and reformer (b. 1700)
1749
Ambrose Philips, English poet and politician (b. 1674)
1742
John Aislabie, English politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer (b. 1670)
1726
Michel Richard Delalande, French organist and composer (b. 1657)
1704
Tom Brown, English author and translator (b. 1662)
1673
Jeanne Mance, French-Canadian nurse, founded the Hôtel-Dieu de Montréal (b. 1606)
1650
Christoph Scheiner, German priest, physicist, and astronomer (b. 1575)
1629
Piet Pieterszoon Hein, Dutch admiral (b. 1577)
1588
Robert Crowley, English minister and poet (b. 1517)
1464
Rogier van der Weyden, Flemish painter (b. 1400)
1333
Henry XV, Duke of Bavaria (b. 1312)
1291
Alfonso III of Aragon (b. 1265)
1250
Theresa of Portugal, Queen of León
1234
Emperor Chūkyō of Japan (b. 1218)
1164
Elisabeth of Schönau, German Benedictine visionary (b. c. 1129)
1095
Sophia of Hungary (b. c. 1050)
908
Zhang Hao, general of Yang Wu
741
Leo III the Isaurian, Byzantine emperor (b. 685)