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On This Day in History:  May 14

May 14 is the 134th day of the year (135th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 231 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2020
Skyrocketing scratch-off sales indicate lotto players are resilient. While ticket sales and jackpots are down for draw games like Powerball and Mega Millions, Americans have no problem finding entertainment in other lottery alternatives.
2020
British man who saved policeman's life during lockdown wins the lottery. A British water quality worker who helped save the life of a policeman after he had a heart attack on the bus during lockdown is celebrating a £1 million (US$1.2 million) lottery win.
2019
Wisconsin Powerball winner surprises random mom with $200 gift card on Mother's Day. A Franklin Park, Wisconsin, mother shopping Sunday at Target walked out with more than just the diapers on her list.
2019
New lottery agreement with private operator Northstar expected to save NJ up to $100M. New Jersey government officials have renegotiated a contract with the private operator of the New Jersey Lottery that is expected to save taxpayers up to $100 million over the next decade.
2018
U.S. Supreme Court overturns federal sports-wagering ban. The U.S. Supreme Court struck down the federal law that bars gambling on individual sporting events in most of the country, in a ruling likely to unleash a race among the states to attract billions of dollars in legal wagers.
2018
Massachusetts Lottery winners increasingly opting to stay anonymous. Lawyers for newly-formed trusts are increasingly claiming Massachusetts Lottery prizes, as big winners do what they can to avoid being publicly identified.
2015
NJ foursome claims $40M Powerball jackpot. Four New Jersey men who have bought lottery tickets together for the past 10 years struck it rich when they collected a $40 million Powerball jackpot.
2015
Michigan lottery winners could remain anonymous under House bill. Under a bill approved by the Michigan House Regulatory Reform committee on a 13-2 vote Wednesday, touching stories about lottery winners would probably disappear because all lottery winners would be able to remain anonymous.
2014
Two Iowa Lottery executives leave on same day. Two vice presidents of the Iowa Lottery departed on the same day last week, and Lottery President Terry Rich isn't saying why they left.
2013
$360 MILLION: Powerball jackpot raised on huge sales. Due to larger than expected sales volume, the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL) has raised the official Powerball lottery jackpot estimate for Wednesday's drawing to $360 million.
2012
Texas Lottery launches new scratch game to celebrate 20 year anniversary. Today, the Texas Lottery launched its new 20th Anniversary scratch-off game to commemorate the lottery's two decades of generating revenue for the state of Texas.
2012
Florida Lottery's repeat winners don't always come out ahead. A Florida newspaper analyzed Florida lottery winnings of $600 or more for 2011.
2012
Lottery winner buys golf course. Recent lottery winner Wally Markham isn't just a member of his local country club -- he owns it.
2011
Spanish lottery player wins €123M Euro Millions jackpot. One lucky lottery ticket sold in Spain won the entire €123 million (US$174 million) jackpot in the Friday Euro Millions drawing.
2010
Lottery payout complicated by laser printer mishap. While the identity of the man who won a $48.8 million lottery prize in Alvin remains unknown to the public, a report released Tuesday by the Texas Lottery Commission shows the steps the agency took to verify the ticket's authenticity after it was damaged in a mishap with a laser jet printer.
2009
€126M Euro Millions lottery ticket was purchased online. Euro Million's biggest lottery winner didn't know she had won €126 million (US$170 million) because she was in bed with flu.
2007
Lottery harder to win in Atlantic Canada. A Toronto statistician said the odds in Atlantic Canada seem to be stacked higher than normal against ticket holders, in light of news that retailers have won 10 times more than statistically probable over a six-year period.
2007
$112M Mega Millions lottery ticket purchased in California. A winning Mega Millions ticket was sold at Freeman Market in Hawthorne, California, and officials are waiting for the winner of Friday night's drawing to come forward.
2007
Retiree on road buys winning lottery ticket. Retired salesman Daniel Casey of Fort Pierce, Fla., is one of two winners to match the first five of six winning numbers -- worth $250,000 -- in the April 24 Mega Millions drawing, Georgia Lottery officials have announced.
2007
Tenn. Lottery to make 4 millionaires tonight. Four $1 million prizes will be doled out Monday evening in the Tennessee Lottery's first Million $ Madness game.
2007
Millions in Atlantic Lottery winnings under police investigation. Police will examine millions of dollars worth of questionable winnings by lottery retailers after an independent investigation revealed gaping holes in how the Atlantic Lottery Corp. protects its customers from dishonest sellers.
2004
UK Lottery Winner Nearly Broke. A former dustman who won a £9.7 million (US$17 million) Lottery jackpot has reportedly spent almost his entire fortune within 18 months on extravagant houses, cars and gold "bling" jewellery.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$363.9 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 15, 2013
2.$316 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 14, 2019
3.$280 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 16, 2018
4.$266 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 15, 2020
5.$250 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 15, 2019
6.$204 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 17, 2017
7.$196 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 16, 2008
8.$174 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 17, 2016
9.€151.67 Million
US$170.13 Million
Draw Date
May 14, 2019
10.$170 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 14, 2013
11.$159 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 15, 2015
12.$150 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 16, 2009
13.$136 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 16, 2014
14.€99 Million
US$123.06 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
May 14, 2010
15.€94.84 Million
US$121.23 Million
Draw Date
May 19, 2012
16.$120 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 15, 2010
17.$114 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 17, 2006
18.$113 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 16, 1998
19.$111 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 14, 2005
20.$110 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 16, 2015
21.€97 Million
US$107.33 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
May 16, 2017
22.€90 Million
US$102.72 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
May 15, 2015
23.€71.44 Million
US$96.4 Million
Draw Date
May 19, 2007
24.$94 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 16, 2006
25.€79.77 Million
US$94 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
May 18, 2018

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1991
Tuesday, May 14, 1991
29 years old
1983
Saturday, May 14, 1983
37 years old
1980
Wednesday, May 14, 1980
40 years old
1978
Sunday, May 14, 1978
42 years old
1975
Wednesday, May 14, 1975
45 years old
1974
Tuesday, May 14, 1974
46 years old
1973
Monday, May 14, 1973
47 years old
1973
Monday, May 14, 1973
47 years old
1971
Friday, May 14, 1971
49 years old
1970
Thursday, May 14, 1970
50 years old
1968
Tuesday, May 14, 1968
52 years old
1962
Monday, May 14, 1962
58 years old
1959
Thursday, May 14, 1959
61 years old
1955
Saturday, May 14, 1955
65 years old
1955
Saturday, May 14, 1955
65 years old
1954
Friday, May 14, 1954
66 years old
1954
Friday, May 14, 1954
66 years old
1954
Friday, May 14, 1954
66 years old
1952
Wednesday, May 14, 1952
68 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day

2012
Agni Air Flight CHT crashes in Nepal after a failed go-around, killing 15 people.
2004
The Constitutional Court of South Korea overturns the impeachment of President Roh Moo-hyun.
1988
Carrollton bus collision: A drunk driver traveling the wrong way on Interstate 71 near Carrollton, Kentucky hits a converted school bus carrying a church youth group. Twenty-seven die in the crash and ensuing fire.
1980
Salvadoran Civil War: the Sumpul River massacre occurs in Chalatenango, El Salvador.
1973
Skylab, the United States' first space station, is launched.
1970
Andreas Baader is freed from custody by Ulrike Meinhof, Gudrun Ensslin and others, a pivotal moment in the formation of the Red Army Faction.
1961
Civil rights movement: The Freedom Riders bus is fire-bombed near Anniston, Alabama, and the civil rights protesters are beaten by an angry mob.
1955
Cold War: Eight Communist bloc countries, including the Soviet Union, sign a mutual defense treaty called the Warsaw Pact.
1951
Trains run on the Talyllyn Railway in Wales for the first time since preservation, making it the first railway in the world to be operated by volunteers.
1948
Israel is declared to be an independent state and a provisional government is established. Immediately after the declaration, Israel is attacked by the neighboring Arab states, triggering the 1948 Arab-Israeli War.
1943
World War II: A Japanese submarine sinks AHS Centaur off the coast of Queensland.
1940
World War II: Rotterdam is bombed by the German Luftwaffe.
1939
Lina Medina becomes the youngest confirmed mother in medical history at the age of five.
1935
The 1935 Constitution of the Philippines is ratified by a popular vote.
1931
Five unarmed civilians are killed in the Ådalen shootings, as the Swedish military is called in to deal with protesting workers.
1925
Virginia Woolf's novel Mrs Dalloway is published.
1918
Cape Town Mayor, Sir Harry Hands, inaugurates the Two-minute silence.
1913
Governor of New York William Sulzer approves the charter for the Rockefeller Foundation, which begins operations with a $100 million donation from John D. Rockefeller.
1879
The first group of 463 Indian indentured laborers arrives in Fiji aboard the Leonidas.
1878
The last witchcraft trial held in the United States begins in Salem, Massachusetts, after Lucretia Brown, an adherent of Christian Science, accused Daniel Spofford of attempting to harm her through his mental powers.
1870
The first game of rugby in New Zealand is played in Nelson between Nelson College and the Nelson Rugby Football Club.
1868
Boshin War: The Battle of Utsunomiya Castle ends as former Tokugawa shogunate forces withdraw northward.
1863
American Civil War: The Battle of Jackson takes place.
1836
The Treaties of Velasco are signed in Velasco, Texas.
1811
Paraguay: Pedro Juan Caballero, Fulgencio Yegros and José Gaspar Rodríguez de Francia start actions to depose the Spanish governor
1804
The Lewis and Clark Expedition departs from Camp Dubois and begins its historic journey by traveling up the Missouri River.
1800
The process of the U.S. Government moving the United States capital city from Philadelphia to Washington, D.C. begins.
1796
Edward Jenner administers the first smallpox inoculation.
1787
In Philadelphia, delegates convene a Constitutional Convention to write a new Constitution for the United States; George Washington presides.
1747
War of the Austrian Succession: A British fleet under Admiral George Anson defeats the French at the First Battle of Cape Finisterre.
1643
Four-year-old Louis XIV becomes King of France upon the death of his father, Louis XIII.
1610
Henry IV of France is assassinated, bringing Louis XIII to the throne.
1608
The Protestant Union is founded.
1607
Jamestown, Virginia is settled as an English colony.
1509
Battle of Agnadello: In northern Italy, French forces defeat the Republic of Venice.
1264
Battle of Lewes: Henry III of England is captured and forced to sign the Mise of Lewes, making Simon de Montfort the effective ruler of England.

Births On This Day

1998
Huang Xinchun, Chinese idol singer
1997
Rúben dos Santos Gato Alves Días, Portuguese footballer
1996
Martin Garrix, Dutch musician & DJ
1995
Bernardo Fernandes da Silva Junior, Brazilian footballer
1995
Jonah Placid, Australian rugby player
1994
Marcos Aoás Corrêa, Brazilian footballer
1994
Pernille Blume, Danish swimmer
1994
Dennis Praet, Belgian footballer
1993
Miranda Cosgrove, American actress and singer
1993
Kristina Mladenovic, French tennis player
1993
Bence Rakaczki, Hungarian footballer (d. 2014)
1989
Rob Gronkowski, American football player
1989
Alina Talay, Belorussian hurdler
1988
Jayne Appel, American basketball player
1987
Jeong Min-hyeong, South Korean footballer (d. 2012)
1987
Franck Songo'o, Cameroonian footballer
1987
François Steyn, South African rugby player
1986
Andrea Bovo, Italian footballer
1986
Clay Matthews III, American football player
1986
Marco Motta, Italian footballer
1985
Dustin Lynch, American singer-songwriter
1985
Sam Perrett, New Zealand rugby league player
1985
Simona Peycheva, Bulgarian gymnast
1985
Zack Ryder, American wrestler
1984
Gary Ablett, Jr., Australian footballer
1984
Luke Gregerson, American baseball player
1984
Olly Murs, English singer-songwriter
1984
Michael Rensing, German footballer
1984
Indrek Siska, Estonian footballer
1984
Mark Zuckerberg, American computer programmer and businessman, co-founded Facebook
1983
Anahí, Mexican singer-songwriter, producer, and actress
1983
Keeley Donovan, English journalist
1983
Frank Gore, American football player
1983
Uroš Slokar, Slovenian basketball player
1983
Tatenda Taibu, Zimbabwean cricketer
1983
Amber Tamblyn, American actress, author, model, director
1981
Pranav Mistry, Indian computer scientist, invented SixthSense
1980
Zdeněk Grygera, Czech footballer
1980
Pavel Londak, Estonian footballer
1980
Eugene Martineau, Dutch decathlete
1980
Júlia Sebestyén, Hungarian figure skater
1980
Hugo Southwell, English-Scottish rugby player
1980
Joe van Niekerk, South African rugby player
1979
Dan Auerbach, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1979
Edwige Lawson-Wade, French basketball player
1979
Clinton Morrison, English-Irish footballer
1979
Carlos Tenorio, Ecuadorian footballer
1978
Brent Harvey, Australian footballer
1978
Eddie House, American basketball player
1978
André Macanga, Angolan footballer and manager
1978
Gustavo Varela, Uruguayan footballer
1977
Sophie Anderton, English model and actress
1977
Roy Halladay, American baseball player (d. 2017)
1977
Ada Nicodemou, Cypriot-Australian actress
1976
Hunter Burgan, American bass player
1976
Brian Lawrence, American baseball player and coach
1976
Martine McCutcheon, English actress and singer
1975
Nicki Sørensen, Danish cyclist
1974
Krister Axel, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1974
Anu Välba, Estonian journalist
1973
Natalie Appleton, Canadian singer and actress
1973
Voshon Lenard, American basketball player
1973
Fraser Nelson, Scottish journalist
1973
Hakan Ünsal, Turkish footballer and sportscaster
1973
Julian White, English rugby player
1972
Amma Asante, Dutch politician
1972
Kirstjen Nielsen, American attorney, 6th United States Secretary of Homeland Security
1972
Mark Ruskell, Scottish politician
1971
Deanne Bray, American actress
1971
Sofia Coppola, American director, producer, and screenwriter
1971
Martin Reim, Estonian footballer and manager
1969
Cate Blanchett, Australian actress
1969
Sabine Schmitz, German race car driver and sportscaster
1969
Henry Smith, English politician
1969
Danny Wood, American singer-songwriter, record producer, and choreographer
1967
Natasha Kaiser-Brown, American sprinter and coach
1967
Tony Siragusa, American football player and journalist
1966
Marianne Denicourt, French actress, director, and screenwriter
1966
Mike Inez, American rock bass player and songwriter (Alice In Chains)
1966
Fab Morvan, French singer-songwriter, dancer and model (Milli Vanilli)
1966
Raphael Saadiq, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1965
Eoin Colfer, Irish author
1964
James M. Kelly, American colonel, pilot, and astronaut
1964
Suzy Kolber, American sportscaster and producer
1964
Alan McIndoe, Australian rugby league player
1964
Eric Peterson, American guitarist and songwriter (Testament)
1963
Pat Borders, American baseball player and coach
1963
David Yelland, English journalist and author
1962
Ian Astbury, English-Canadian singer-songwriter
1962
C.C. DeVille, American guitarist, songwriter, and actor
1962
Danny Huston, Italian-American actor and director
1961
David Quantick, English journalist and critic
1961
Tommy Rogers, American wrestler (d. 2015)
1961
Tim Roth, English actor and director
1961
Alain Vigneault, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1960
Anne Clark, English singer-songwriter and poet
1960
Alec Dankworth, English bassist and composer
1960
Frank Nobilo, New Zealand golfer
1960
Ronan Tynan, Irish tenor
1959
Carlisle Best, Barbadian cricketer
1959
Patrick Bruel, French actor, singer, and poker player
1959
Markus Büchel, Liechtensteiner politician, 9th Prime Minister of Liechtenstein (d. 2013)
1959
Robert Greene, American author and translator
1959
John Holt, American football player (d. 2013)
1959
Rick Vaive, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1959
Heather Wheeler, English politician
1958
Christine Brennan, American journalist and author
1958
Chris Evans, English-Australian politician, 26th Australian Minister for Employment
1958
Wilma Rusman, Dutch runner
1956
Hazel Blears, English lawyer and politician, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
1956
Steve Hogarth, English singer-songwriter and keyboardist
1955
Marie Chouinard, Canadian dancer and choreographer
1955
Alasdair Fraser, Scottish fiddler
1955
Peter Kirsten, South African cricketer and rugby player
1955
Dennis Martínez, Nicaraguan baseball player and coach
1955
Jens Sparschuh, German author and playwright
1953
Tom Cochrane, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist
1953
Hywel Williams, Welsh politician
1952
David Byrne, Scottish singer-songwriter, producer, and actor
1952
Michael Fallon, Scottish politician, Secretary of State for Defence
1952
Orna Grumberg, Israeli computer scientist and academic
1952
Raul Mälk, Estonian politician, 22nd Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs
1952
Wim Mertens, Belgian composer, countertenor vocalist, pianist, guitarist, and musicologist.
1952
Donald R. McMonagle, American colonel, pilot, and astronaut
1952
Robert Zemeckis, American director, producer, and screenwriter
1951
Jay Beckenstein, American saxophonist
1949
Sverre Årnes, Norwegian author, screenwriter, and director
1949
Walter Day, American game designer and businessman, founded Twin Galaxies
1949
Johan Schans, Dutch swimmer
1949
Klaus-Peter Thaler, German cyclist
1948
Timothy Stevenson, English lawyer and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Oxfordshire
1948
Bob Woolmer, Indian-English cricketer and coach (d. 2007)
1947
Al Ciner, American pop-rock guitarist (The American Breed)
1946
Sarah Hogg, Viscountess Hailsham, English economist and journalist
1945
Francesca Annis, English actress
1945
George Nicholls, English rugby player
1945
Yochanan Vollach, Israeli footballer
1944
Gene Cornish, Canadian-American guitarist
1944
George Lucas, American director, producer, and screenwriter, founded Lucasfilm
1944
David Kelly, Welsh scientist (d. 2003)
1943
Jack Bruce, Scottish-English singer-songwriter and bass player (d. 2014)
1943
L. Denis Desautels, Canadian accountant and civil servant
1943
Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, Icelandic academic and politician, 5th President of Iceland
1943
Derek Leckenby, English pop-rock guitarist (Herman's Hermits) (d. 1994)
1943
Richard Peto, English statistician and epidemiologist
1942
Valeriy Brumel, Russian high jumper (d. 2003)
1942
Byron Dorgan, American lawyer and politician
1942
Alistair McAlpine, Baron McAlpine of West Green, English businessman and politician (d. 2014)
1942
Tony Pérez, Cuban-American baseball player and manager
1942
Malise Ruthven, Irish author and academic
1941
Ada den Haan, Dutch swimmer
1940
Chay Blyth, Scottish sailor and rower
1940
H. Jones, English colonel, Victoria Cross recipient (d. 1982)
1940
George Mathewson, Scottish banker and businessman
1939
Rupert Neudeck, German journalist and humanitarian (d. 2016)
1939
Troy Shondell, American singer-songwriter (d. 2016)
1938
Robert Boyd, English pediatrician and academic
1936
Bobby Darin, American singer-songwriter and actor (d. 1973)
1936
Dick Howser, American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 1987)
1935
Rudi Šeligo, Slovenian playwright and politician (d. 2004)
1933
Siân Phillips, Welsh actress and singer
1932
Robert Bechtle, American lithographer and painter
1931
Alvin Lucier, American composer and academic
1930
William James, Australian general and physician (d. 2015)
1929
Barbara Branden, Canadian-American author (d. 2013)
1929
Henry McGee, English actor and singer (d. 2006)
1929
Gump Worsley, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2007)
1928
Dub Jones, American R&B bass singer (The Coasters) (d. 2000)
1928
Frederik H. Kreuger, Dutch engineer, author, and academic (d. 2015)
1928
Brian Macdonald, Canadian dancer and choreographer (d. 2014)
1927
Herbert W. Franke, Austrian scientist and author
1926
Eric Morecambe, English comedian and actor (d. 1984)
1925
Sophie Kurys, American baseball player (d. 2013)
1925
Patrice Munsel, American soprano and actress (d. 2016)
1925
Boris Parsadanian, Armenian-Estonian violinist and composer (d. 1997)
1925
Al Porcino, American trumpet player (d. 2013)
1925
Ninian Sanderson, Scottish race car driver (d. 1985)
1923
Adnan Pachachi, Iraqi politician, Iraqi Minister of Foreign Affairs
1923
Mrinal Sen, Bangladeshi-Indian director, producer, and screenwriter
1922
Franjo Tuđman, Yugoslav historian; later 1st President of Croatia (d. 1999)
1921
Richard Deacon, American actor and singer (d. 1984)
1919
Solange Chaput-Rolland, Canadian journalist and politician (d. 2001)
1919
John Hope, American soldier and meteorologist (d. 2002)
1917
Lou Harrison, American composer and critic (d. 2003)
1917
Norman Luboff, American composer and conductor (d. 1987)
1916
Robert F. Christy, Canadian-American physicist and astronomer (d. 2012)
1916
Lance Dossor, English-Australian pianist and educator (d. 2005)
1916
Marco Zanuso, Italian architect and designer (d. 2001)
1914
Gul Khan Nasir, Pakistani journalist, poet, and politician (d. 1983)
1912
Alfredo Gobbi, Argentine tango musicians and composer (d. 1965)
1910
Ken Viljoen, South African cricketer (d. 1974)
1910
Ne Win, Prime Minister of Burma (1958-60, 1962-74)(d. 2002)
1909
Godfrey Rampling, English sprinter and colonel (d. 2009)
1908
Betty Jeffrey, Australian nurse and author (d. 2000)
1907
Ayub Khan, Pakistani general and politician, 2nd President of Pakistan (d. 1974)
1907
Hans von der Groeben, German journalist and diplomat (d. 2005)
1905
Jean Daniélou, French cardinal and theologian (d. 1974)
1905
Herbert Morrison, American soldier and journalist (d. 1989)
1905
Antonio Berni, Argentinian painter, illustrator, and engraver (d. 1981)
1904
Hans Albert Einstein, Swiss-American engineer and educator (d. 1973)
1904
Marcel Junod, Swiss physician and anesthesiologist (d. 1961)
1903
Billie Dove, American actress (d. 1997)
1901
Robert Ritter, German psychologist and physician (d. 1951)
1900
Hal Borland, American journalist and author (d. 1978)
1900
Walter Rehberg, Swiss pianist and composer (d. 1957)
1900
Cai Chang, Chinese first leader of All-China Women's Federation (d. 1990)
1900
Leo Smit, Dutch pianist and composer (d. 1943)
1900
Edgar Wind, German-English historian, author, and academic (d. 1971)
1899
Charlotte Auerbach, German-Jewish Scottish folklorist, geneticist, and zoologist. (d.1994)
1899
Pierre Victor Auger, French physicist and academic (d. 1993)
1899
Earle Combs, American baseball player and coach (d. 1976)
1897
Sidney Bechet, American saxophonist, clarinet player, and composer (d. 1959)
1897
Ed Ricketts, American biologist and ecologist (d. 1948)
1893
Louis Verneuil, French actor and playwright (d. 1952)
1888
Archie Alexander, African-American mathematician and engineer (d. 1958)
1887
Ants Kurvits, Estonian general and politician, 10th Estonian Minister of War (d. 1943)
1885
Otto Klemperer, German composer and conductor (d. 1973)
1881
Lionel Hill, Australian politician, 30th Premier of South Australia (d. 1963)
1881
George Murray Hulbert, American judge and politician (d. 1950)
1880
Wilhelm List, German field marshal (d. 1971)
1879
Fred Englehardt, American jumper (d. 1942)
1878
J. L. Wilkinson, American baseball player and manager (d. 1964)
1872
Elia Dalla Costa, Italian cardinal (d. 1961)
1869
Arthur Rostron, English captain (d. 1940)
1868
Magnus Hirschfeld, German physician and sexologist (d. 1935)
1867
Kurt Eisner, German journalist and politician, Prime Minister of Bavaria (d. 1919)
1863
John Charles Fields, Canadian mathematician, founder of the Fields Medal (d. 1932)
1852
Henri Julien, Canadian illustrator (d. 1908)
1851
Anna Laurens Dawes, American author and suffragist (d. 1938)
1832
Rudolf Lipschitz, German mathematician and academic (d. 1903)
1830
Antonio Annetto Caruana, Maltese archaeologist and author (d. 1905)
1820
James Martin, Irish-Australian politician, 6th Premier of New South Wales (d. 1886)
1817
Alexander Kaufmann, German poet and educator (d. 1893)
1814
Charles Beyer, German-English engineer, co-founded Beyer, Peacock and Company (d. 1876)
1794
Fanny Imlay, daughter of British feminist Mary Wollstonecraft (d. 1816)
1781
Friedrich Ludwig Georg von Raumer, German historian and academic (d. 1873)
1771
Robert Owen, Welsh businessman and social reformer (d. 1858)
1771
Thomas Wedgwood, English photographer (d. 1805)
1761
Samuel Dexter, American lawyer and politician, 4th United States Secretary of War, 3rd United States Secretary of the Treasury (d. 1816)
1752
Timothy Dwight IV, American minister, theologian, and academic (d. 1817)
1752
Albrecht Thaer, German agronomist and author (d. 1828)
1737
George Macartney, 1st Earl Macartney, Irish-English politician and diplomat, Governor of Grenada (d. 1806)
1727
Thomas Gainsborough, English painter (d. 1788)
1725
Ludovico Manin, French politician, Doge of Venice (d. 1802)
1710
Adolf Frederick, King of Sweden (d. 1771)
1701
William Emerson, English mathematician and academic (d. 1782)
1699
Hans Joachim von Zieten, Prussian general (d. 1786)
1679
Peder Horrebow, Danish astronomer and mathematician (d. 1764)
1666
Victor Amadeus II of Sardinia (d. 1732)
1657
Sambhaji, Indian emperor (d. 1689)
1652
Johann Philipp Förtsch, German composer (d. 1732)
1630
Katakura Kagenaga, Japanese samurai (d. 1681)
1592
Alice Barnham, wife of statesman Francis Bacon (d. 1650)
1574
Francesco Rasi, Italian singer-songwriter, theorbo player, and poet (d. 1621)
1553
Margaret of Valois (d. 1615)
1316
Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1378)

Deaths On This Day

2018
Tom Wolfe, American author (b. 1931)
2017
Powers Boothe, American actor (b. 1948)
2016
Darwyn Cooke, American comic book writer and artist (b. 1962)
2015
B.B. King, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (b. 1925)
2015
Micheál O'Brien, Irish footballer and hurler (b. 1923)
2015
Stanton J. Peale, American astrophysicist and academic (b. 1937)
2015
Franz Wright, Austrian-American poet and translator (b. 1953)
2014
Jeffrey Kruger, English-American businessman (b. 1931)
2014
Emanuel Raymond Lewis, American librarian and author (b. 1928)
2014
Morvin Simon, New Zealand historian, composer, and conductor (b. 1944)
2013
Wayne Brown, American accountant and politician, 14th Mayor of Mesa (b. 1936)
2013
Arsen Chilingaryan, Armenian footballer and manager (b. 1962)
2013
Asghar Ali Engineer, Indian author and activist (b. 1939)
2013
Ray Guy, Canadian journalist (b. 1939)
2012
Ernst Hinterberger, Austrian author and screenwriter (b. 1931)
2012
Mario Trejo, Argentinian poet, playwright, and journalist (b. 1926)
2010
Frank J. Dodd, American businessman and politician, president of the New Jersey Senate (b. 1938)
2010
Norman Hand, American football player (b. 1972)
2010
Goh Keng Swee, Singaporean soldier and politician, 2nd Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore (b. 1918)
2007
Mary Scheier, American sculptor and educator (b. 1908)
2007
Ülo Jõgi, Estonian historian and author (b. 1921)
2006
Lew Anderson, American actor and saxophonist (b. 1922)
2006
Stanley Kunitz, American poet and translator (b. 1905)
2006
Eva Norvind, Mexican actress, director, and producer (b. 1944)
2005
Jimmy Martin, American musician (b. 1927)
2004
Anna Lee, English-American actress (b. 1913)
2003
Dave DeBusschere, American basketball player and coach (b. 1940)
2003
Wendy Hiller, English actress (b. 1912)
2003
Robert Stack, American actor and producer (b. 1919)
2001
Paul Bénichou, French writer, intellectual, critic, and literary historian (b. 1908)
2001
Gil Langley, Australian cricketer, footballer, and politician (b. 1919)
2000
Keizō Obuchi, Japanese politician, 84th Prime Minister of Japan (b. 1937)
1998
Marjory Stoneman Douglas, American journalist and environmentalist (b. 1890)
1998
Frank Sinatra, American singer and actor (b. 1915)
1997
Harry Blackstone Jr., American magician and author (b. 1934)
1997
Boris Parsadanian, Armenian-Estonian violinist and composer (b. 1925)
1995
Christian B. Anfinsen, American biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1916)
1994
Cihat Arman, Turkish footballer and manager (b. 1915)
1994
W. Graham Claytor Jr., American businessman, lieutenant, and politician, 15th United States Secretary of the Navy (b. 1914)
1993
William Randolph Hearst, Jr., American journalist and publisher (b. 1908)
1992
Nie Rongzhen, Chinese general and politician, Mayor of Beijing (b. 1899)
1988
Willem Drees, Dutch politician and historian, Prime Minister of the Netherlands (1948-1958) (b. 1886)
1987
Rita Hayworth, American actress and dancer (b. 1918)
1987
Vitomil Zupan, Slovenian poet and playwright (b. 1914)
1984
Ted Hicks, Australian public servant and diplomat, Australian High Commissioner to New Zealand (b. 1910)
1984
Walter Rauff, German SS officer (b. 1906)
1983
Roger J. Traynor, American academic and jurist, 23rd Chief Justice of California (b. 1900)
1983
Miguel Alemán Valdés, Mexican politician, 46th President of Mexico (b. 1900)
1982
Hugh Beaumont, American actor (b. 1909)
1980
Hugh Griffith, Welsh actor (b. 1912)
1979
Jean Rhys, Dominican-English novelist (b. 1890)
1976
Keith Relf, English singer-songwriter, harmonica player, and producer (b. 1943)
1973
Jean Gebser, German linguist, philosopher, and poet (b. 1905)
1970
Billie Burke, American actress and singer (b. 1884)
1969
Enid Bennett, Australian-American actress (b. 1893)
1969
Frederick Lane, Australian swimmer (b. 1888)
1968
Husband E. Kimmel, American admiral (b. 1882)
1962
Florence Auer, American actress and screenwriter (b. 1880)
1960
Lucrezia Bori, Spanish soprano and actress (b. 1887)
1959
Sidney Bechet, American saxophonist, clarinet player, and composer (b. 1897)
1959
Infanta Maria Antonia of Portugal (b. 1862)
1957
Marie Vassilieff, Russian-French painter (b. 1884)
1956
Joan Malleson, English physician (b. 1889)
1954
Heinz Guderian, Polish-German general (b. 1888)
1953
Yasuo Kuniyoshi, American painter and photographer (b. 1893)
1945
Heber J. Grant, American religious leader, 7th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (b. 1856)
1945
Wolfgang Lüth, Latvian-German captain (b. 1913)
1945
Isis Pogson, English astronomer and meteorologist (b. 1852)
1943
Henri La Fontaine, Belgian lawyer and author, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1854)
1940
Emma Goldman, Lithuanian author and activist (b. 1869)
1940
Menno ter Braak, Dutch author (b. 1902)
1936
Edmund Allenby, 1st Viscount Allenby, English field marshal and diplomat, British High Commissioner in Egypt (b. 1861)
1935
Magnus Hirschfeld, German physician and sexologist (b. 1868)
1934
Lou Criger, American baseball player and manager (b. 1872)
1931
David Belasco, American director, producer, and playwright (b. 1853)
1923
N. G. Chandavarkar, Indian jurist and politician (b. 1855)
1923
Charles de Freycinet, French engineer and politician, 43rd Prime Minister of France (b. 1828)
1919
Henry J. Heinz, American businessman, founded the H. J. Heinz Company (b. 1844)
1918
James Gordon Bennett, Jr., American journalist and publisher (b. 1841)
1912
Frederick VIII of Denmark (b. 1843)
1912
August Strindberg, Swedish playwright, novelist, poet, essayist (b. 1849)
1906
Carl Schurz, German-American general, journalist, and politician, 13th United States Secretary of the Interior (b. 1829)
1893
Ernst Kummer, German mathematician and academic (b. 1810)
1889
Volney Howard, American lawyer, jurist, and politician (b. 1809)
1881
Mary Seacole, Jamaican-English nurse and author (b. 1805)
1878
Ōkubo Toshimichi, Japanese samurai and politician (b. 1830)
1873
Gideon Brecher, Austrian physician and author (b. 1797)
1860
Ludwig Bechstein, German author (b. 1801)
1847
Fanny Mendelssohn, German pianist and composer (b. 1805)
1761
Thomas Simpson, English mathematician and academic (b. 1710)
1754
Pierre-Claude Nivelle de La Chaussée, French playwright and producer (b. 1692)
1688
Antoine Furetière, French scholar, lexicographer, and author (b. 1619)
1667
Georges de Scudéry, French author, poet, and playwright (b. 1601)
1649
Friedrich Spanheim, Swiss theologian and academic (b. 1600)
1643
Louis XIII of France (b. 1601)
1610
Henry IV of France (b. 1553)
1608
Charles III, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1543)
1603
Magnus II, Duke of Saxe-Lauenburg (b. 1543)
1576
Tahmasp I, Shah of Persia (b. 1514)
1470
Charles VIII of Sweden (b. 1409)
1219
William Marshal, 1st Earl of Pembroke, English soldier and politician (b. 1147)
1080
William Walcher, Bishop of Durham
964
Pope John XII (b. 927)
934
Zhu Hongzhao, Chinese general and governor
649
Pope Theodore I