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On This Day in History:  March 16

March 16 is the 75th day of the year (76th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 290 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2020
Amazon held talks on bid to takeover the UK National Lottery. Amazon held talks about bidding to run the United Kingdom National Lottery, The Mail on Sunday revealed.
2018
How a gaming geek with a checkered past pulled off the biggest lottery scam in U.S. history. After brothers Eddie and Tommy Tipton were caught perpetrating the largest lottery fraud in U.S. history, they meticulously outlined their involvement to federal agents as a condition of their 2017 convictions and plea agreements. This story is based on nearly 400 pages of court transcripts detailing their confessions.
2017
Lottery players gain access to powerful new analysis tool. Lottery Post today announced the release of Combinations Analysis for Pick 3 and Pick 4, a brand-new reporting and analysis tool unlocking new insights into lottery drawing histories, delivering unprecedented power into the hands of every lottery player while being incredibly easy to use.
2017
Kansas files lawsuit against accused lottery rigger. A lawsuit by the state of Kansas accuses the man at the center of a multi-state lottery number-fixing scam of working with two others to redeem two rigged lottery tickets for $44,000.
2011
Iowa Lottery upgrading retailer systems. Iowa Lottery officials are ready to roll out a new computer system in April at 2,400 retail sites in hopes that it will boost sales of popular games such as Powerball and Mega Millions and reduce crime.
2011
Maryland liquor store owner charged in lottery scam. The owner of a liquor store in North Point, Maryland, was arrested and charged with grand theft, petty theft, and fraud after she was caught stealing an undercover agent's winning lottery ticket worth $10,000.
2010
S.C. Lottery to pay for Pick 4 error. During the South Carolina Education Lottery's evening Pick 4 draw for Saturday, March 13, the numbers 7, 2, 4, and 5 were selected. However, an error occurred when the numbers 1, 2, 4, and 5 were entered into the central system for validating claims, according to a release from SCEL.
2008
$275M Powerball lottery jackpot goes to W. Virginia player. One of the tickets sold in West Virginia for the Powerball game Saturday night beat the astronomical one in 146 million odds to win the $276.3 million jackpot.
2007
Retailers luckier than expected, Atlantic Lotto says. Lottery ticket sellers won 10 times more often than statistically they should have over the last six years, the Atlantic Lottery Corp. said Wednesday.
2007
Trooper caught in gambling raid. Indianapolis Metro Police officers cited Indiana State Trooper Kyle Freeman during a gambling raid Tuesday.
2007
Gambling pushed banker to steal $1.4 million. Deb Anderson, 49, pleaded guilty Friday to one count of defrauding the bank in U.S. District Court in Sioux City, and was sentenced to three years and five months in prison and five years of probation.
2006
Powerball lottery jackpot increased to $88 million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Wednesday's Powerball drawing, the jackpot grew to an estimated $88 million, with a cash option of $41.6 million.
2006
Idaho Lottery pays out $26M dividend to schools. In its 2005 fiscal report, the Idaho lottery commission reports a record-setting dividend last year that saw $26 million go to Idaho's public schools and buildings.
2006
N.C. lottery scratch tickets on sale in 15 days. Scratch-off tickets in the North Carolina Education Lottery (NCEL) will go on sale in 15 days, and retailers around the state are getting ready for the games to begin.
2006
Man arrested after redeeming stolen lottery tickets. A 24-year-old Michigan man was arrested this week on a charge that he stole more than $20,000 worth of lottery tickets from his employer and redeemed the winning tickets at businesses across Wayne County.
2005
Powerball winner convicted in fatal traffic crash. With trembling hands her only visible reaction, Victoria Zell, who three years ago split a $10.9 million Powerball jackpot with her ex-husband, was convicted in a fatal high-speed collision.
2005
Self-service lottery machines popular in Pennsylvania. In Pennsylvania, self-service lottery terminals are helping stores achieve record lottery sales.
2005
Streak of jackpot winners is bad luck for Powerball lottery sales. Sales of Powerball lottery tickets across the nation are down drastically in recent months. The reason: People are too frequently beating the odds, which happen to be 1 in 120.5 million.
2005
Missouri Lottery makes its 200th millionaire. Gary DeHaven of Republic, Missouri became the state's 200th lottery-made millionaire after winning a $1.4 million jackpot in the March 9 drawing, the Missouri Lottery announced yesterday afternoon.
2004
$239 Million Mega Millions Lottery Jackpot Remains Unclaimed. Nearly a month after a Mega Millions ticket matched all six numbers to win a $239 million jackpot, the whereabouts of that ticket -- and the identity of the person who bought it -- are still unknown.
2004
Laid off Indiana factory worker claims $89 million Powerball jackpot. Tim Rivers, a 23-year-old laid off factory worker from Salem, Indiana, had his dream come true when he claimed Saturday's $89 million Powerball jackpot.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$495 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 16, 2019
2.$492.1 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 16, 2018
3.$414 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 18, 2014
4.$345 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 16, 2018
5.$216 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 16, 2013
6.$201 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 18, 2011
7.$200 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 16, 2012
8.$183 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 17, 2007
9.€105 Million
US$148.73 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Mar 18, 2011
10.€114.86 Million
US$141.22 Million
Draw Date
Mar 17, 2018
11.$141 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 18, 2017
12.€120.68 Million
US$136.71 Million
Draw Date
Mar 16, 2019
13.$131 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 17, 2017
14.$130 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 18, 2020
15.$90 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 17, 2020
16.$88 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 18, 2006
17.€76 Million
US$83.79 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Mar 20, 2020
18.$80 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 19, 2014
19.$77 Million
Draw Date
Mar 16, 1994
20.$72 Million
California
SuperLotto Plus
Draw Date
Mar 17, 2007
21.€65 Million
US$71.66 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Mar 17, 2020
22.$70 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 16, 2016
23.€53.25 Million
US$69.65 Million
Draw Date
Mar 16, 2013
24.$69 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 18, 2008
25.€61 Million
US$68.81 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Mar 18, 2016

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1990
Friday, Mar 16, 1990
30 years old
1981
Monday, Mar 16, 1981
39 years old
1979
Friday, Mar 16, 1979
41 years old
1977
Wednesday, Mar 16, 1977
43 years old
1976
Tuesday, Mar 16, 1976
44 years old
1975
Sunday, Mar 16, 1975
45 years old
1972
Thursday, Mar 16, 1972
48 years old
1971
Tuesday, Mar 16, 1971
49 years old
1960
Wednesday, Mar 16, 1960
60 years old
1950
Thursday, Mar 16, 1950
70 years old
1946
Saturday, Mar 16, 1946
74 years old
1944
Thursday, Mar 16, 1944
76 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day

2016
A bomb detonates in a bus carrying government employees in Peshawar, Pakistan, killing 15 and injuring at least 54.
2016
Two suicide bombers detonate their explosives at a mosque during morning prayer on the outskirts of Maiduguri, Nigeria, killing 22 and injuring 18.
2014
Crimea votes in a controversial referendum to secede from Ukraine to join Russia.
2005
Israel officially hands over Jericho to Palestinian control.
2003
American activist Rachel Corrie is killed in Rafah trying to obstruct the demolition of a home by being run over by a bulldozer.
2001
A series of bomb blasts that took place in the city of Shijiazhuang, China killed 108 people and injured 38 others, was the biggest mass murder in China in decades.
1995
Mississippi formally ratifies the Thirteenth Amendment, becoming the last state to approve the abolition of slavery. The Thirteenth Amendment was officially ratified in 1865.
1991
The airplane carrying eight members of Reba McEntire's touring band crashed on the side of Otay Mountain.
1989
In Egypt, a 4400-year-old mummy is found near the Pyramid of Cheops.
1988
Iran-Contra affair: Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North and Vice Admiral John Poindexter are indicted on charges of conspiracy to defraud the United States.
1988
Halabja chemical attack: The Kurdish town of Halabja in Iraq is attacked with a mix of poison gas and nerve agents on the orders of Saddam Hussein, killing 5,000 people and injuring about 10,000 people.
1988
The Troubles: Ulster loyalist militant Michael Stone attacks a Provisional IRA funeral in Belfast with pistols and grenades. A PIRA volunteer and two civilians are killed, and more than 60 others are wounded.
1985
Associated Press newsman Terry Anderson is taken hostage in Beirut. He is released on December 4, 1991.
1984
William Buckley, the CIA station chief in Beirut, Lebanon, is kidnapped by Islamic fundamentalists. (He later dies in captivity.)
1983
Demolition of the Ismaning radio transmitter, the last wooden radio tower in Germany.
1979
Sino-Vietnamese War: The People's Liberation Army crosses the border back into China, ends the war.
1978
Former Italian Prime Minister Aldo Moro is kidnapped. (He is later murdered by his captors.)
1978
Supertanker Amoco Cadiz splits in two after running aground on the Portsall Rocks, three miles off the coast of Brittany, resulting in the largest oil spill in history at that time.
1977
Assassination of Kamal Jumblatt, the main leader of the anti-government forces in the Lebanese Civil War.
1976
British Prime Minister Harold Wilson resigns, citing personal reasons.
1969
A Viasa McDonnell Douglas DC-9 crashes in Maracaibo, Venezuela, killing 155.
1968
Vietnam War: My Lai Massacre occurs; between 347 and 500 Vietnamese villagers (men, women, and children) are killed by American troops.
1968
General Motors produces its 100 millionth automobile, the Oldsmobile Toronado.
1966
Launch of Gemini 8, the 12th manned American space flight and first space docking with an Agena Target Vehicle.
1962
A Flying Tiger Line Super Constellation disappears in the western Pacific Ocean, with all 107 aboard missing and presumed dead.
1958
The Ford Motor Company produces its 50 millionth automobile, the Thunderbird, averaging almost a million cars a year since the company's founding.
1945
World War II: The Battle of Iwo Jima ended, but small pockets of Japanese resistance persisted.
1945
Ninety percent of Würzburg, Germany is destroyed in only 20 minutes by British bombers, resulting in around 5,000 deaths.
1940
First person killed (James Isbister) in a German bombing raid on the UK in World War II during a raid on Scapa Flow in the Orkney Islands.
1939
From Prague Castle, Hitler proclaims Bohemia and Moravia a German protectorate.
1936
Warmer-than-normal temperatures rapidly melt snow and ice on the upper Allegheny and Monongahela rivers, leading to a major flood in Pittsburgh.
1935
Adolf Hitler orders Germany to rearm herself in violation of the Treaty of Versailles. Conscription is reintroduced to form the Wehrmacht.
1926
History of Rocketry: Robert Goddard launches the first liquid-fueled rocket, at Auburn, Massachusetts.
1925
An earthquake occurs in Yunnan, China.
1924
In accordance with the Treaty of Rome, Fiume becomes annexed as part of Italy.
1918
Finnish Civil War: Battle of Länkipohja is infamous for its bloody aftermath as the Whites executed 70-100 capitulated Reds.
1917
World War I: A German auxiliary cruiser is sunk in the Action of 16 March 1917.
1916
The 7th and 10th US cavalry regiments under John J. Pershing cross the US-Mexico border to join the hunt for Pancho Villa.
1900
Sir Arthur Evans purchased the land around the ruins of Knossos, the largest Bronze Age archaeological site on Crete.
1898
In Melbourne the representatives of five colonies adopted a constitution, which would become the basis of the Commonwealth of Australia.
1894
Jules Massenet's opera Thaïs is first performed.
1872
The Wanderers F.C. won the first FA Cup, the oldest football competition in the world, beating Royal Engineers A.F.C. 1-0 at The Oval in Kennington, London.
1870
The first version of the overture fantasy Romeo and Juliet by Tchaikovsky receives its première performance.
1865
American Civil War: The Battle of Averasborough began as Confederate forces suffer irreplaceable casualties in the final months of the war.
1864
American Civil War: During the Red River Campaign, Union troops reach Alexandria, Louisiana.
1818
In the Second Battle of Cancha Rayada, Spanish forces defeated Chileans under José de San Martín.
1815
Prince Willem proclaims himself King of the United Kingdom of the Netherlands, the first constitutional monarch in the Netherlands.
1812
The Siege of Badajoz begins: British and Portuguese forces besiege and defeat the French garrison during the Peninsular War.
1802
The Army Corps of Engineers is established to found and operate the United States Military Academy at West Point.
1797
French Revolutionary Wars: An Austrian column is defeated by the French in the Battle of Valvasone.
1792
King Gustav III of Sweden is shot; he dies on March 29.
1782
American Revolutionary War: Spanish troops capture the British-held island of Roatán.
1782
Anglo-Spanish War (1779): Action of 16 March 1782.
1689
The 23rd Regiment of Foot, or Royal Welch Fusiliers, is founded.
1660
The Long Parliament of England is dissolved so as to prepare for the new Convention Parliament.
1621
Samoset, a Mohegan, visited the settlers of Plymouth Colony and greets them, "Welcome, Englishmen! My name is Samoset."
1521
Ferdinand Magellan reaches the island of Homonhon in the Philippines.
1322
The Battle of Boroughbridge takes place in the Despenser Wars.
1244
Over 200 Cathars who refuse to recant are burned to death after the Fall of Montségur.
1190
Massacre of Jews at Clifford's Tower, York.
934
Meng Zhixiang declares himself emperor and establishes Later Shu as a new state independent of Later Tang.

Births On This Day

1999
Vladimir Guerrero Jr, Canadian-born Dominican baseball player
1997
Florian Neuhaus, German football player
1995
Inga Janulevičiūtė, Lithuanian figure skater
1994
Joel Embiid, Cameroonian basketball player
1993
George Ford, English rugby union player
1993
Marine Lorphelin, Miss France
1991
Reggie Bullock, American basketball player
1991
Wolfgang Van Halen, American bassist
1990
Andre Young, American basketball player
1989
Blake Griffin, American basketball player
1989
Jung So-min, South Korean actress
1989
Magalie Pottier, French racing cyclist
1989
Theo Walcott, English footballer
1988
Jessica Gregg, Canadian speed skater
1988
Patrick Herrmann, German footballer
1987
Fabien Lemoine, French football player
1986
Alexandra Daddario, American actress
1986
Toney Douglas, American basketball player
1986
Kenny Dykstra, American wrestler
1986
T. J. Jordan, American basketball player
1986
Boaz Solossa, Indonesian footballer
1986
Daisuke Takahashi, Japanese figure skater
1985
Teddy Atine-Venel, French athlete
1985
Eddy Lover, Panamanian singer-songwriter
1985
Aleksei Sokirskiy, Russian hammer thrower
1984
Levi Brown, American football player
1984
Aisling Bea, Irish comedienne and actress
1984
Sharon Cherop, Kenyan long-distance runner
1984
Michael Ennis, Australian rugby player
1984
Hosea Gear, New Zealand rugby player
1984
Brandon Prust, Canadian ice hockey player
1983
Stephen Drew, American baseball player
1983
Brandon League, American baseball player
1983
Nicolas Rousseau, French road bicycle racer
1983
Tramon Williams, American football player
1982
Miguel Comminges, Guadeloupean footballer
1982
Riley Cote, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1982
Tommy Hansen, Czech actor
1982
Jesús Del Nero, Spanish road bicycle racer
1982
Brian Wilson, American baseball player
1981
Andrew Bree, Irish swimmer
1981
Curtis Granderson, American baseball player
1981
Julien Mazet, French road bicycle racer
1981
Fabiana Murer, Brazilian pole vaulter
1980
Todd Heap, American football player
1980
Felipe Reyes, Spanish basketball player
1979
Christina Liebherr, Swiss equestrian
1979
Rashad Moore, American football player
1979
Sébastien Ostertag, French handball player
1979
Leena Peisa, Finnish keyboard player and songwriter
1979
Andrei Stepanov, Estonian footballer
1978
Brooke Burns, American fashion model and actress
1978
Annett Renneberg, German actress and singer
1977
Mónica Cruz, Spanish actress and dancer
1977
Thomas Rupprath, German swimmer
1976
Blu Cantrell, American singer-songwriter and producer
1976
Leila Lejeune, French handballer
1976
Susanne Ljungskog, Swedish cyclist
1976
Abraham Núñez, Dominican baseball player
1976
Zhu Chen, Qatari chess Grandmaster
1975
Luciano Castro, Argentine actor
1975
Sienna Guillory, English model and actress
1975
Lionel Torres, French archer
1974
Georgios Anatolakis, Greek footballer and politician
1974
Anne Charrier, French actress
1974
Heath Streak, Zimbabwean cricketer
1973
Andrey Mizurov, Kazakhstani road bicycle racer
1973
Vonda Ward, American boxer
1972
Ismaïl Sghyr, French-Moroccan long-distance runner
1971
Franck Comba, French rugby player
1971
Alan Tudyk, American actor
1970
Joakim Berg, Swedish singer-songwriter and guitarist
1969
Judah Friedlander, American comedian and actor
1969
Ottis Gibson, Barbadian cricketer and coach
1969
Alina Ivanova, Russian athlete
1969
Evangelos Koronios, Greek basketball player and coach
1968
Trevor Wilson, American basketball player and police officer
1967
Tracy Bonham, American singer and violinist
1967
John Darnielle, American musician and novelist
1967
Lauren Graham, American actress and producer
1967
Ronnie McCoury, American bluegrass mandolin player, singer and songwriter
1967
Heidi Zurbriggen, Swiss alpine skier
1965
Steve Armstrong, American wrestler
1965
Cindy Brown, American basketball player
1965
Mark Carney, Canadian-English economist and banker
1965
Cristiana Reali, Italian-Brazilian actress
1964
Patty Griffin, American singer-songwriter
1964
Pascal Richard, Swiss racing cyclist
1964
Gore Verbinski, American director, producer, and screenwriter
1963
Jerome Flynn, English actor and singer
1963
Kevin Smith, New Zealand actor and singer (d. 2002)
1962
Franck Fréon, French race car driver
1962
Liliane Gaschet, French athlete
1961
Brett Kenny, Australian rugby league player and coach
1961
Todd McFarlane, Canadian author, illustrator, and businessman, founded McFarlane Toys
1960
John Hemming, English businessman and politician
1960
Duane Sutter, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1960
Jenny Eclair, English comedian, actress and screenwriter
1959
Michael J. Bloomfield, American astronaut
1959
Sebastian Currier, American composer and educator
1959
Greg Dyer, Australian cricketer
1959
Flavor Flav, American rapper and actor
1959
Charles Hudson, American baseball player
1959
Steve Marker, American musician
1959
Jens Stoltenberg, Norwegian economist and politician, 27th Prime Minister of Norway, 13th Secretary General of NATO
1958
Phillip Wilcher, Australian pianist and composer
1958
Kate Worley, American author (d. 2004)
1956
Ozzie Newsome, American football player and manager
1956
Clifton Powell, American actor, director, and producer
1956
Yoriko Shono, Japanese writer
1956
Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf, Swiss lawyer and politician
1955
Svetlana Alexeeva, Russian ice dancer and coach
1955
Rimantas Astrauskas, Lithuanian physicist
1955
Bruno Barreto, Brazilian director, producer, and screenwriter
1955
Linda Lepomme, Belgian actress and singer
1955
Bob Ley, American sports anchor and reporter
1955
Andy Scott, Canadian politician (d. 2013)
1955
Jiro Watanabe, Japanese boxer
1954
David Heath, English politician
1954
Jimmy Nail, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
1954
Tim O'Brien, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1954
Dav Whatmore, Sri Lankan-Australian cricketer and coach
1954
Nancy Wilson, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actress
1953
Claus Peter Flor, German conductor
1953
Isabelle Huppert, French actress
1953
Rainer Knaak, German chess player
1953
Richard Stallman, American computer scientist and programmer
1951
Ray Benson, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1951
Abdelmajid Bourebbou, Algerian footballer
1951
Oddvar Brå, Norwegian skier
1951
Joe DeLamielleure, American football player
1951
Alexandre Gonzalez, French long-distance runner
1950
Peter Forster, English bishop
1950
Kate Nelligan, Canadian actress
1950
Edhem Šljivo, Bosnian footballer
1949
Erik Estrada, American actor
1949
Victor Garber, Canadian actor and singer
1949
Elliott Murphy, American-French singer-songwriter and journalist
1948
Michael Owen Bruce, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1948
Richard Desjardins, Canadian singer-songwriter and director
1948
Catherine Quéré, French politician
1946
Sigmund Groven, Norwegian harmonica player and composer
1946
Mary Kaldor, English economist and academic
1946
J. Z. Knight, American New Age teacher and author
1946
Guesch Patti, French singer
1944
Andrew S. Tanenbaum, American computer scientist and academic
1943
Ursula Goodenough, American biologist, zoologist, and author
1943
Hans Heyer, German racing driver
1943
Álvaro de Soto, Peruvian diplomat
1942
Roger Crozier, Canadian-American ice hockey player and coach (d. 1996)
1942
Gijs van Lennep, Dutch race car driver
1942
Jean-Pierre Schosteck, French politician
1942
James Soong, Chinese-Taiwanese politician, Governor of Taiwan Province
1942
Jerry Jeff Walker, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1941
Robert Guéï, Ivorian soldier and politician, 3rd President of Côte d'Ivoire (d. 2002)
1941
Chuck Woolery, American game show host and television personality
1940
Bernardo Bertolucci, Italian director and screenwriter (d. 2018)
1940
Vagif Mustafazadeh, Azerbaijani pianist and composer (d. 1979)
1940
Jan Pronk, Dutch academic and politician, Dutch Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment
1940
Keith Rowe, English guitarist
1939
Yvon Côté, Canadian teacher
1938
Carlos Bilardo, Argentinian footballer and manager
1937
David Frith, English historian, journalist, and author
1937
Attilio Nicora, Italian cardinal (d. 2017)
1937
Amos Tversky, Israeli-American psychologist and academic (d. 1996)
1936
Raymond Vahan Damadian, Armenian-American inventor, invented the MRI
1936
Fred Neil, American folk singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2001)
1935
Teresa Berganza, Spanish soprano and actress
1935
Pepe Cáceres, Colombian bullfighter (d. 1987)
1934
Jean Cournoyer, Canadian politician
1934
Ray Hnatyshyn, Canadian lawyer and politician, 24th Governor General of Canada (d. 2002)
1934
Roger Norrington, English violinist and conductor
1933
Keith Critchlow, English architect and academic, co-founded Temenos Academy
1933
Sanford I. Weill, American banker, financier, and philanthropist
1932
Don Blasingame, American baseball player and manager (d. 2005)
1932
Walter Cunningham, American colonel, pilot, and astronaut
1932
Kurt Diemberger, Austrian mountaineer and author
1932
Herbert Marx, Canadian politician
1931
Augusto Boal, Brazilian theatre director, writer and politician (d. 2009)
1931
Alan Heyman, American-South Korean musicologist and composer (d. 2014)
1931
Anthony Kenny, English philosopher and academic
1931
John Munro, Canadian lawyer and politician, 22nd Canadian Minister of Labour (d. 2003)
1930
Tommy Flanagan, American pianist and composer (d. 2001)
1929
Betty Johnson, American singer
1929
Tihomir Novakov, Serbian-American physicist and academic (d. 2015)
1929
Nadja Tiller, Austrian actress
1928
Wakanohana Kanji I, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 45th Yokozuna (d. 2010)
1928
Christa Ludwig, German soprano and actress
1927
Vladimir Komarov, Russian pilot, engineer, and astronaut (d. 1967)
1927
Daniel Patrick Moynihan, American sociologist and politician, 12th United States Ambassador to the United Nations (d. 2003)
1927
Olga San Juan, American actress and dancer (d. 2009)
1926
Charles Goodell, American lawyer and politician (d. 1987)
1926
Jerry Lewis, American actor and comedian (d. 2017)
1925
Cornell Borchers, Lithuanian-German actress and singer (d. 2014)
1925
Mary Hinkson, American dancer and choreographer (d. 2014)
1925
Ervin Kassai, Hungarian basketball player and referee (d. 2012)
1925
Luis E. Miramontes, Mexican chemist and engineer (d. 2004)
1923
Heinz Wallberg, German conductor (d. 2004)
1922
Harding Lemay, American screenwriter and playwright (d. 2018)
1920
John Addison, English-American soldier and composer (d. 1998)
1920
Sid Fleischman, American author and screenwriter (d. 2010)
1920
Traudl Junge, German secretary (d. 2002)
1920
Leo McKern, Australian-English actor (d. 2002)
1918
Aldo van Eyck, Dutch architect (d. 1999)
1918
Frederick Reines, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1998)
1917
Louis C. Wyman, American lawyer and politician (d. 2002)
1917
Laure Pillay, Mauritian lawyer and jurist (d. 2017)
1917
Mehrdad Pahlbod, Iranian politician (d. 2018)
1916
Mercedes McCambridge, American actress (d. 2004)
1916
Tsutomu Yamaguchi, Japanese engineer and businessman (d. 2010)
1915
Kunihiko Kodaira, Japanese mathematician and academic (d. 1997)
1913
Rémy Raffalli, French soldier (d. 1952)
1912
Pat Nixon, First Lady of the United States (d. 1993)
1911
Pierre Harmel, Belgian lawyer and politician, 40th Prime Minister of Belgium (d. 2009)
1911
Josef Mengele, German physician and captain (d. 1979)
1911
Philip Pavia, American painter and sculptor (d.2005)
1910
Aladár Gerevich, Hungarian fencer (d. 1991)
1910
Iftikhar Ali Khan Pataudi, Indian-English cricketer and politician, 8th Nawab of Pataudi (d. 1952)
1908
René Daumal, French author and poet (d. 1944)
1908
Ernest Rogez, French water polo player (d. 1986)
1908
Robert Rossen, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1966)
1906
Francisco Ayala, Spanish sociologist, author, and translator (d. 2009)
1906
Maurice Turnbull, Welsh-English cricketer and rugby player (d. 1944)
1906
Henny Youngman, English-American violinist and comedian (d. 1998)
1903
Mike Mansfield, American politician and diplomat, 22nd United States Ambassador to Japan (d. 2001)
1901
Alexis Chantraine, Belgian footballer (d. 1987)
1900
Cyril Hume, American novelist (d. 1966)
1900
Mencha Karnicheva, Macedonian revolutionary and assassin (d. 1964)
1897
Antonio Donghi, Italian painter (d. 1963)
1897
Conrad Nagel, American actor (d. 1970)
1895
Ernest Labrousse, French historian (d. 1988)
1892
César Vallejo, Peruvian poet, playwright, and journalist (d. 1938)
1889
Reggie Walker, South African athlete (d. 1951)
1887
Emilio Lunghi, Italian runner (d. 1925)
1887
S. Stillman Berry, American marine zoologist (1984)
1886
Herbert Lindström, Swedish tug of war player (d. 1951)
1885
Giacomo Benvenuti, Italian composer and musicologist (d. 1943)
1885
Sydney Chaplin, English actor (d. 1965)
1884
Eric P. Kelly, American journalist and author (d. 1960)
1883
Ethel Anderson, Australian poet, author, and painter (d. 1958)
1882
James Lightbody, American runner (d. 1953)
1881
Fannie Charles Dillon, American composer (d. 1947)
1878
Clemens August Graf von Galen, German cardinal (d. 1946)
1878
Paul Jouve, French painter (d. 1973)
1877
Léo-Ernest Ouimet, Canadian director and producer (d. 1972)
1874
Frédéric François-Marsal, French prime minister (d. 1958)
1871
Hans Merensky, South African geologist and philanthropist (d. 1951)
1871
Frantz Reichel, French rugby player and hurdler (d. 1932)
1869
Willy Burmester, German violinist (d. 1933)
1865
Patsy Donovan, Irish-American baseball player and manager (d. 1953)
1859
Alexander Stepanovich Popov, Russian physicist and academic (d. 1906)
1857
Charles Harding Firth, English historian and academic (d. 1936)
1856
Napoléon, Prince Imperial of France (d. 1879)
1851
Otto Bardenhewer, German patrologist (d. 1935)
1851
Martinus Beijerinck, Dutch microbiologist and botanist (d. 1931)
1848
Axel Heiberg, Norwegian financier and diplomat (d. 1932)
1846
Gösta Mittag-Leffler, Swedish mathematician and academic (d. 1927)
1846
Rebecca Cole, American physician and social reformer (d. 1922)
1846
Jurgis Bielinis, Lithuanian book smuggler (d. 1918)
1845
Umegatani Tōtarō I, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 15th Yokozuna (d. 1928)
1840
Shibusawa Eiichi, Japanese businessman (d. 1931)
1840
Georg von der Gabelentz, German linguist and sinologist (d. 1893)
1839
Sully Prudhomme, French poet and critic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1907)
1839
John Butler Yeats, Irish painter (d. 1922)
1836
Andrew Smith Hallidie, English-American engineer and businessman (d. 1900)
1834
James Hector, Scottish geologist and surgeon (d. 1907)
1828
Émile Deshayes de Marcère, French politician (d. 1918)
1823
William Henry Monk, English organist and composer (d. 1889)
1822
Rosa Bonheur, French painter and sculptor (d. 1899)
1822
John Pope, American general (d. 1892)
1821
Eduard Heine, German mathematician and academic (d. 1881)
1820
Enrico Tamberlik, Italian tenor (d. 1889)
1819
José Paranhos, Brazilian politician (d. 1880)
1813
Gaëtan de Rochebouët, French prime minister (d. 1899)
1808
Hannah T. King, British-born American writer and pioneer (d. 1886)
1806
Félix De Vigne, Belgian painter (d. 1862)
1805
Peter Ernst von Lasaulx, German philologist and politician (d. 1861)
1800
Emperor Ninkō of Japan (d. 1846)
1799
Anna Atkins, English botanist and photographer (d. 1871)
1797
Alaric Alexander Watts, English poet and journalist (d. 1864)
1794
Ami Boué, Austrian geologist and ethnographer (d. 1881)
1789
Francis Rawdon Chesney, English general and explorer (d. 1872)
1789
Georg Ohm, German physicist and mathematician (d. 1854)
1774
Matthew Flinders, English navigator and cartographer (d. 1814)
1773
Juan Ramón Balcarce, Argentinian general and politician, 6th Governor of Buenos Aires Province (d. 1836)
1771
Antoine-Jean Gros, French painter (d. 1835)
1766
Jean-Frédéric Waldeck, French antiquarian, cartographer, artist and explorer (d. 1875)
1760
Johann Heinrich Meyer, Swiss painter and writer (d. 1832)
1753
François Amédée Doppet, French general (d. 1799)
1751
James Madison, American academic and politician, 4th President of the United States (d. 1836)
1750
Caroline Herschel, German-English astronomer (d. 1848)
1744
Nicolas-Germain Léonard, French poet and novelist (d. 1793)
1741
Carlo Amoretti, Italian scientist (d. 1816)
1729
Maria Louise Albertine (d. 1818)
1701
Daniel Lorenz Salthenius, Swedish theologian (d. 1750)
1693
Malhar Rao Holkar, Indian nobleman (d. 1766)
1687
Sophia Dorothea of Hanover, queen consort of Frederick William I (d. 1757)
1673
Jean Bouhier, French jurist and scholar (d. 1746)
1670
François de Franquetot de Coigny, French general (d. 1759)
1654
Andreas Acoluthus, German scholar (d. 1704)
1638
François Crépieul, Jesuit missionary (d. 1702)
1631
René Le Bossu, French critic (d. 1680)
1621
Georg Neumark, German poet and composer (d. 1681)
1609
Michael Franck, German baker, teacher, poet, and composer (d. 1667)
1609
Agostino Mitelli, Italian painter (d. 1660)
1596
Ebba Brahe, Swedish countess (d. 1674)
1590
Ii Naotaka, Japanese daimyō (d. 1659)
1585
Gerbrand Bredero, Dutch poet and playwright (d. 1618)
1581
Pieter Corneliszoon Hooft, Dutch historian and poet (d. 1647)
1559
Amar Singh I, successor of Maharana Pratap of Mewar (d. 1620)
1473
Henry IV, Duke of Saxony (d. 1541)
1465
Kunigunde of Austria, Archduchess of Austria (d. 1520)
1445
Johann Geiler von Kaisersberg, Swiss priest and theologian (d. 1510)
1399
The Xuande Emperor, ruler of Ming China (d. 1435)

Deaths On This Day

2019
Dick Dale, American surf-rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter (b. 1937)
2018
Louise Slaughter, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York (b. 1929)
2017
Lewis Rowland, American neurologist (b. 1925)
2016
Alexander Esenin-Volpin, Russian-American mathematician and poet (b. 1924)
2016
Frank Sinatra Jr., American singer and actor (b. 1944)
2015
Jack Haley, American basketball player, coach, and sportscaster (b. 1964)
2015
Don Robertson, American pianist and composer (b. 1922)
2014
Gary Bettenhausen, American race car driver (b. 1941)
2014
Donald Crothers, American chemist and academic (b. 1937)
2014
Yulisa Pat Amadu Maddy, Sierra Leonean author, poet, and playwright (b. 1936)
2014
Steve Moore, English author and illustrator (b. 1949)
2014
Alexander Pochinok, Russian economist and politician (b. 1958)
2013
Jamal Nazrul Islam, Bangladeshi physicist and cosmologist (b. 1939)
2013
José Alfredo Martínez de Hoz, Argentinian economist and politician, Minister of Economy of Argentina (b. 1925)
2013
Yadier Pedroso, Cuban pitcher (b. 1986)
2013
Ruchoma Shain, American-born teacher and author (b. 1914)
2013
Marina Solodkin, Russian-Israeli academic and politician (b. 1952)
2013
Frank Thornton, English actor (b. 1921)
2012
Donald E. Hillman, American colonel and pilot (b. 1918)
2012
Takaaki Yoshimoto, Japanese poet, philosopher, and critic (b. 1924)
2011
Richard Wirthlin, American religious leader (b. 1931)
2008
Bill Brown, Australian cricketer and soldier (b. 1912)
2008
Ivan Dixon, American actor, director, and producer (b. 1931)
2008
Gary Hart, American wrestler and manager (b. 1942)
2007
Manjural Islam Rana, Bangladeshi cricketer (b. 1984)
2005
Todd Bell, American football player (b. 1958)
2005
Ralph Erskine, English architect, designed The London Ark (b. 1914)
2005
Dick Radatz, American baseball player (b. 1937)
2004
Vilém Tauský, Czech conductor and composer (b. 1910)
2003
Rachel Corrie, American activist (b. 1979)
2003
Ronald Ferguson, English captain, polo player, and manager (b. 1931)
2001
Bob Wollek, French race car driver (b. 1943)
2000
Thomas Ferebee, American colonel and pilot (b. 1918)
2000
Pavel Prudnikau, Belarusian poet and author (b. 1911)
2000
Michael Starr, Canadian judge and politician, 16th Canadian Minister of Labour (b. 1910)
2000
Carlos Velázquez, Puerto Rican pitcher (b. 1948)
1999
Gratien Gélinas, Canadian actor, director, and playwright (b. 1909)
1998
Derek Barton, English-American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1918)
1998
Esther Bubley, American photographer (b. 1921)
1994
Eric Show, American baseball player (b. 1956)
1992
Yves Rocard, French physicist and engineer (b. 1903)
1991
Chris Austin, American country singer (b .1964)
1991
Jean Bellette, Australian artist (b. 1908)
1990
Ernst Bacon, American pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1898)
1988
Jigger Statz, American baseball player (b.1897)
1988
Mickey Thompson, American race car driver (b. 1928)
1985
Roger Sessions, American composer, critic, and educator (b. 1896)
1985
Eddie Shore, Canadian-American ice hockey player (b. 1902)
1983
Arthur Godfrey, American actor and television host (b. 1903)
1983
Fred Rose, Polish-Canadian politician (b. 1907)
1980
Tamara de Lempicka, Polish-American painter (b. 1898)
1979
Jean Monnet, French economist and politician (b. 1888)
1977
Kamal Jumblatt, Lebanese lawyer and politician (b. 1917)
1975
T-Bone Walker, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1910)
1972
Pie Traynor, American baseball player (b. 1898)
1971
Bebe Daniels, American actress (b. 1901)
1971
Thomas E. Dewey, American lawyer and politician, 47th Governor of New York (b. 1902)
1970
Tammi Terrell, American singer (b. 1945)
1968
Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Italian-American pianist and composer (b. 1895)
1968
Gunnar Ekelöf, Swedish poet and translator (b. 1907)
1967
Thomas MacGreevy, Irish poet (b. 1893)
1965
Alice Herz, German activist (b. 1882)
1963
Laura Adams Armer, American author and photographer (b. 1874)
1961
Chen Geng, Chinese general and politician (b. 1903)
1961
Václav Talich, Czech violinist and conductor (b. 1883)
1958
Leon Cadore, American baseball player (b. 1891)
1957
Constantin Brâncuși, Romanian-French sculptor, painter, and photographer (b. 1876)
1955
Nicolas de Staël, French-Russian painter and illustrator (b. 1914)
1945
Börries von Münchhausen, German poet (b. 1874)
1940
Selma Lagerlöf, Swedish author and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1858)
1937
Alexander von Staël-Holstein, Estonian orientalist and sinologist (b. 1877)
1936
Marguerite Durand, French actress, journalist, and activist (b. 1864)
1935
John James Rickard Macleod, Scottish physician and physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1876)
1935
Aron Nimzowitsch, Latvian-Danish chess player (b. 1886)
1930
Miguel Primo de Rivera, Spanish general and politician, Prime Minister of Spain (b. 1870)
1925
August von Wassermann, German bacteriologist and hygienist (b. 1866)
1914
Gaston Calmette, French journalist (b. 1858)
1914
Charles Albert Gobat, Swiss lawyer and politician, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1843)
1914
John Murray, Scottish oceanographer, biologist, and limnologist (b. 1841)
1912
Max Burckhard, Austrian theater director (b. 1854)
1903
Roy Bean, American lawyer and judge (b. 1825)
1899
Joseph Medill, American journalist and politician, 26th Mayor of Chicago (b. 1823)
1898
Aubrey Beardsley, English author and illustrator (b. 1872)
1892
Samuel F. Miller, American lawyer and politician (b. 1827)
1888
Hippolyte Carnot, French politician (b. 1801)
1884
Art Croft, American baseball player (b. 1855)
1868
David Wilmot, American politician, sponsor of Wilmot Proviso (b. 1814)
1841
Félix Savart, French physicist and psychologist (d. 1791)
1838
Nathaniel Bowditch, American captain and mathematician (b. 1773)
1747
Christian August, Prince of Anhalt-Zerbst (b. 1690)
1738
George Bähr, German architect, designed the Dresden Frauenkirche (b. 1666)
1737
Benjamin Wadsworth, American minister and academic (b. 1670)
1736
Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, Italian organist and composer (b. 1710)
1721
James Craggs the Elder, English politician, Postmaster General of the United Kingdom (b. 1657)
1679
John Leverett, English general and politician, 19th Governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony (b. 1616)
1649
Jean de Brébeuf, French-Canadian missionary and saint (b. 1593)
1559
Anthony St. Leger, English-Irish politician Lord Deputy of Ireland (b. 1496)
1485
Anne Neville, queen of Richard III of England (b. 1456)
1457
Ladislaus Hunyadi, Hungarian politician (b. 1433)
1410
John Beaufort, 1st Earl of Somerset, French-English admiral and politician, Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports (b. 1373)
1405
Margaret III, Countess of Flanders (b. 1350)
1322
Humphrey de Bohun, 4th Earl of Hereford, English general and politician, Lord High Constable of England (b. 1276)
1279
Jeanne of Dammartin, Queen consort of Castile and León (b. 1216)
1185
Baldwin IV of Jerusalem (b. 1161)
1181
Henry I, Count of Champagne
1072
Adalbert of Hamburg, German archbishop (b. 1000)
1021
Heribert of Cologne, German archbishop and saint (b. 970)
943
Pi Guangye, Chinese official and chancellor (b. 877)
933
Takin al-Khazari, Egyptian commander and politician, Abbasid Governor of Egypt
842
Xiao Mian, chancellor of the Tang Dynasty
455
Valentinian III, Roman emperor (assassinated; b. 419)
455
Heraclius, Roman courtier (primicerius sacri cubiculi )
AD 37
Tiberius, Roman emperor (b. 42 BC)