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On This Day in History:  May 18

May 18 is the 138th day of the year (139th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 227 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2020
N.C. man wins $10 million from scratch-off lottery ticket. A North Carolina man on his way home from work picked up a $30 scratch-off lottery ticket that turned him into a multi-millionaire.
2018
Wisconsin woman's lottery winnings withheld by state due to unpaid debts. A Wisconsin woman who won the lottery will not be receiving all her winnings due to thousands of dollars of outstanding debts.
2016
N.D. convenience store sells state's largest lottery prize ever. The largest prize ever won in the history of the North Dakota Lottery was sold at a Kum & Go store in Williston.
2015
Texas lottery player turns losing scratch ticket into dream home. Carlos Zavala of Tyler, Texas, is the winner of $500,000 to build a dream home at any D.R. Horton Community in Texas, thanks to his selection of a key in a special event Friday.
2015
Wyoming Lottery refuses to release individual salaries. The Wyoming Lottery Corp. wants to keep its salaries and benefits secret from the public, with officials saying disclosure will hurt the new organization from a competitive standpoint.
2013
2 tickets win Mega Millions jackpot worth $190M. A Mega Millions jackpot advertised at $190 million has been won by two tickets, one sold in New Jersey, the other in Virginia.
2012
Vermont Lottery announces new 'Play It Again' program. The Vermont Lottery announced today that it will launch a new program, Play It Again, in June, as a new way to participate in second chance drawings.
2011
$2M Michigan lottery winner defends use of food stamps. A Michigan man who won $2 million in a state lottery game continues to collect food stamps 11 months after striking it rich.
2010
£84.4M Euro Millions lottery jackpot claimed anonymously. The winner of last week's £84.4 million (US$122.7 million) Euro Millions jackpot came forward on Sunday -- but has decided to remain anonymous.
2008
Man killed by train while looking at lottery ticket. A man is dead after being struck and killed by a train near Buffalo, New York, while examining a scratch-off lottery ticket.
2006
TV network chosen to air N.C. Lottery drawings. The Triangle's CBS affiliate has been chosen to produce and air the nightly number drawings for the North Carolina Education Lottery, with the first lottery broadcast coming later this month with a drawing for the multi-state Powerball game.
2006
Florida woman claims $11 million Lotto jackpot. 54-year-old Della Nelson claimed an $11 million Florida Lotto prize Tuesday morning in Tallahassee.
2006
Oklahoma Lottery announces new Pick 5-style game. Oklahoma lottery officials announced a new game will start that's "similar to Powerball", although the game appears to have much more in common with Pick 5-style games.
2006
New Virginia Lottery director appointed. Virginia Governor Timothy M. Kaine on Wednesday appointed a veteran Richmond city agency chief to head the Virginia Lottery.
2005
UK Lottery winner 'saw it in tarot'. A woman who won more than £5 million (US$9.2 million) playing UK Lotto says she saw her win predicted in a tarot reading.
2005
Theft of lottery tickets wins Michigan man trip to jail. A Michigan man arrested in late May for the burglary of the Lake Nepessing Road Party Store and theft of lottery tickets has won a trip to prison.
2005
Illinois Lottery Ad Contract Under Scrutiny. Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan said Wednesday she wants to know more about a $19 million advertising contract for the state lottery that was the subject of a critical audit earlier this month.
2004
Group of 22 wins $12 million Lotto South jackpot. Things are downright wild at the "Wild Flavors" factory in Erlanger, Kentucky after 22 employees won a nearly $12 million lottery jackpot.
2004
California Lottery Drops Gambling Themes Idea. Citing widespread opposition, California Assemblyman George Plescia on Monday dropped lottery-backed legislation that would have added Nevada-style gambling themes to the state-run games.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$590.5 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 18, 2013
2.$367 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 21, 2019
3.$315.3 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 19, 2018
4.$274 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 19, 2020
5.$270 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 18, 2019
6.$228 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 20, 2017
7.$187 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 20, 2016
8.$175 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 20, 1998
9.$173 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 19, 2015
10.€154.2 Million
US$172.15 Million
Draw Date
May 18, 2019
11.$170 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 20, 2009
12.$149 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 20, 2014
13.$145 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 19, 2010
14.$129 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 18, 2005
15.€94.84 Million
US$121.23 Million
Draw Date
May 19, 2012
16.$121 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 20, 2015
17.€107 Million
US$119.63 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
May 19, 2017
18.$114 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 21, 2014
19.$100 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 19, 2012
20.$97 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 18, 2011
21.€71.44 Million
US$96.4 Million
Draw Date
May 19, 2007
22.$95 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 20, 2020
23.€84.11 Million
US$94.25 Million
Draw Date
May 19, 2016
24.€79.77 Million
US$94 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
May 18, 2018
25.$93 Million
Draw Date
May 19, 2010

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1979
Friday, May 18, 1979
41 years old
1968
Saturday, May 18, 1968
52 years old
1966
Wednesday, May 18, 1966
54 years old
1961
Thursday, May 18, 1961
59 years old
1944
Thursday, May 18, 1944
76 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day

2018
A school shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas kills 10 people.class="external autonumber" href="https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/05/18/612286146/shooting-reported-at-high-school-near-houston">[1]; aeroplane crashes in Havana's José Martí International Airport
2015
At least 78 people die in a landslide caused by heavy rains in the Colombian town of Salgar.
2009
The LTTE are defeated by the Sri Lankan government, ending almost 26 years of fighting between the two sides.
2006
The post Loktantra Andolan government passes a landmark bill curtailing the power of the monarchy and making Nepal a secular country.
2005
A second photo from the Hubble Space Telescope confirms that Pluto has two additional moons, Nix and Hydra.
1994
Israeli troops finish retreating from the Gaza Strip after occupying it, giving the area to the Palestinians to govern.
1993
Riots in Nørrebro, Copenhagen, caused by the approval of the four Danish exceptions in the Maastricht Treaty referendum. Police open fire against civilians for the first time since World War II and injure 11 demonstrators.
1991
Northern Somalia declares independence from the rest of Somalia as the Republic of Somaliland but is not recognized by the international community.
1990
In France, a modified TGV train achieves a new rail world speed record of 515.3 km/h (320.2 mph).
1980
Mount St. Helens erupts in Washington, United States, killing 57 people and causing $3 billion in damage.
1980
Students in Gwangju, South Korea begin demonstrations calling for democratic reforms.
1974
Nuclear weapons testing: Under project Smiling Buddha, India successfully detonates its first nuclear weapon becoming the sixth nation to do so.
1969
Apollo program: Apollo 10 is launched.
1965
Israeli spy Eli Cohen is hanged in Damascus, Syria.
1955
Operation Passage to Freedom, the evacuation of 310,000 Vietnamese civilians, soldiers and non-Vietnamese members of the French Army from communist North Vietnam to South Vietnam following the end of the First Indochina War, ends.
1953
Jackie Cochran becomes the first woman to break the sound barrier.
1948
The First Legislative Yuan of the Republic of China officially convenes in Nanking.
1944
World War II: Battle of Monte Cassino: Conclusion after seven days of the fourth battle as German paratroopers evacuate Monte Cassino.
1944
Deportation of Crimean Tatars by the Soviet Union government.
1933
New Deal: President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs an act creating the Tennessee Valley Authority.
1927
The Bath School disaster: Forty-five people, including many children, are killed by bombs planted by a disgruntled school-board member in Michigan.
1927
After being founded for 20 years, the Government of the Republic of China approves Tongji University to be among the first national universities of the Republic of China.
1926
Evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson disappears in Venice, California.
1917
World War I: The Selective Service Act of 1917 is passed, giving the President of the United States the power of conscription.
1912
The first Indian film, Shree Pundalik by Dadasaheb Torne, is released in Mumbai.
1900
The United Kingdom proclaims a protectorate over Tonga.
1896
The United States Supreme Court rules in Plessy v. Ferguson that the "separate but equal" doctrine is constitutional.
1896
Khodynka Tragedy: A mass panic on Khodynka Field in Moscow during the festivities of the coronation of Russian Tsar Nicholas II results in the deaths of 1,389 people.
1863
American Civil War: The Siege of Vicksburg begins.
1860
Abraham Lincoln wins the Republican Party presidential nomination over William H. Seward, who later becomes the United States Secretary of State.
1848
Opening of the first German National Assembly (Nationalversammlung) in Frankfurt, Germany.
1843
The Disruption in Edinburgh of the Free Church of Scotland from the Church of Scotland.
1812
John Bellingham is found guilty and sentenced to death by hanging for the assassination of British Prime Minister Spencer Perceval.
1811
Battle of Las Piedras: The first great military triumph of the revolution of the Río de la Plata in Uruguay led by José Artigas.
1804
Napoleon Bonaparte is proclaimed Emperor of the French by the French Senate.
1803
Napoleonic Wars: The United Kingdom revokes the Treaty of Amiens and declares war on France.
1794
Battle of Tourcoing during the Flanders Campaign of the War of the First Coalition.
1783
First United Empire Loyalists reach Parrtown (later called Saint John, New Brunswick), Canada, after leaving the United States.
1756
The Seven Years' War begins when Great Britain declares war on France.
1652
Rhode Island passes the first law in English-speaking North America making slavery illegal.
1631
In Dorchester, Massachusetts, John Winthrop takes the oath of office and becomes the first Governor of Massachusetts.
1593
Playwright Thomas Kyd's accusations of heresy lead to an arrest warrant for Christopher Marlowe.
1565
The Great Siege of Malta begins, in which Ottoman forces attempt and fail to conquer Malta.
1499
Alonso de Ojeda sets sail from Cádiz on his voyage to what is now Venezuela.
1388
During the Battle of Buyur Lake, General Lan Yu leads a Chinese army forward to crush the Mongol hordes of Tögüs Temür, the Khan of Northern Yuan.
1302
Bruges Matins, the nocturnal massacre of the French garrison in Bruges by members of the local Flemish militia.
1291
Fall of Acre, the end of Crusader presence in the Holy Land.
1268
The Principality of Antioch, a crusader state, falls to the Mamluk Sultan Baibars in the Siege of Antioch.
1152
The future Henry II of England marries Eleanor of Aquitaine. He would become king 2 years later, after the death of his cousin once removed King Stephen of England.
1096
First Crusade: Around 800 Jews are massacred in Worms, Germany.
872
Louis II of Italy is crowned for the second time as Roman Emperor at Rome, at the age of 47. His first coronation was 28 years earlier, in 844, during the reign of his father Lothair I.
332
Constantine the Great announced free distributions of food to the citizens in Constantinople.

Births On This Day

2002
Alina Zagitova, Russian figure skater
2000
Faim Aydogdiyev, Russian football player
1999
Laura Omloop, Belgian singer-songwriter
1998
Polina Edmunds, American figure skater
1993
Stuart Percy, Canadian ice hockey player
1993
Jessica Watson, Australian sailor
1992
Adwoa Aboah, British fashion model
1990
Dimitri Daeseleire, Belgian footballer
1990
Yuya Osako, Japanese footballer
1990
Josh Starling, Australian rugby league player
1988
Taeyang, member of popular Korean boyband Bigbang
1986
Ahmed Hamada, Egyptian race car driver
1986
Kevin Anderson, South African tennis player
1985
Oliver Sin, Hungarian painter
1985
Henrique Sereno, Portuguese footballer
1984
Ivet Lalova, Bulgarian sprinter
1984
Simon Pagenaud, French race car driver
1984
Darius Šilinskis, Lithuanian basketball player
1984
Joakim Soria, Mexican baseball player
1984
Niki Terpstra, Dutch cyclist
1983
Gary O'Neil, English footballer
1983
Luis Terrero, Dominican baseball player
1983
Vince Young, American football player
1982
Jason Brown, English footballer
1982
Marie-Ève Pelletier, Canadian tennis player
1981
Mahamadou Diarra, Malian footballer
1981
Ashley Harrison, Australian rugby league player
1980
Reggie Evans, American basketball player
1980
Michaël Llodra, French tennis player
1980
Diego Pérez, Uruguayan footballer
1979
Jens Bergensten, Swedish video game designer, co-designed Minecraft
1979
Mariusz Lewandowski, Polish footballer
1979
Milivoje Novaković, Slovenian footballer
1979
Julián Speroni, Argentinian footballer
1978
Ricardo Carvalho, Portuguese footballer
1978
Marcus Giles, American baseball player
1978
Charles Kamathi, Kenyan runner
1977
Lee Hendrie, English footballer
1977
Danny Mills, English footballer and sportscaster
1977
Li Tie, Chinese footballer and manager
1976
Ron Mercer, American basketball player
1976
Marko Tomasović, Croatian pianist and composer
1976
Oleg Tverdovsky, Ukrainian-Russian ice hockey player
1975
Jem, Welsh singer-songwriter and producer
1975
John Higgins, Scottish snooker player
1975
Jack Johnson, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1974
Nelson Figueroa, American baseball player and sportscaster
1973
Donyell Marshall, American basketball player and coach
1973
Aleksandr Olerski, Estonian footballer (d. 2011)
1972
Turner Stevenson, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1971
Brad Friedel, American soccer player and sportscaster
1971
Mark Menzies, Scottish politician
1971
Nobuteru Taniguchi, Japanese race car driver
1970
Tina Fey, American actress, producer, and screenwriter
1970
Tim Horan, Australian rugby player and sportscaster
1970
Billy Howerdel, American guitarist, songwriter, and producer
1970
Javier Cárdenas, Spanish singer, television and radio presenter
1970
Vicky Sunohara, Canadian former ice hockey player
1969
Troy Cassar-Daley, Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist
1969
Martika, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress
1969
Antônio Carlos Zago, Brazilian footballer and manager
1968
Philippe Benetton, French rugby player
1968
Ralf Kelleners, German race car driver
1967
Nina Björk, Swedish journalist and author
1967
Heinz-Harald Frentzen, German race car driver
1967
Nancy Juvonen, American screenwriter and producer, co-founded Flower Films
1967
Mimi Macpherson, Australian environmentalist, entrepreneur and celebrity
1966
Renata Nielsen, Polish-Danish long jumper and coach
1966
Michael Tait, American singer-songwriter and producer
1964
Ignasi Guardans, Spanish academic and politician
1963
Marty McSorley, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1963
Sam Vincent, American basketball player and coach
1961
Russell Senior, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
1960
Brent Ashton, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1960
Jari Kurri, Finnish ice hockey player, coach, and manager
1960
Yannick Noah, French tennis player
1959
Graham Dilley, English cricketer and coach (d. 2011)
1959
Jay Wells, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1958
Rubén Omar Romano, Argentinian-Mexican footballer and coach
1958
Toyah Willcox, English singer-songwriter, producer, and actress
1957
Michael Cretu, Romanian-German keyboard player and producer
1957
Henrietta Moore, English anthropologist and academic
1956
Catherine Corsini, French director and screenwriter
1956
John Godber, English playwright and screenwriter
1955
Chow Yun-fat, Hong Kong actor and screenwriter
1954
Wreckless Eric, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
1954
Eric Gerets, Belgian footballer and manager
1953
Alan Kupperberg, American author and illustrator (d. 2015)
1952
Diane Duane, American author and screenwriter
1952
David Leakey, English general and politician
1952
George Strait, American singer, guitarist and producer
1952
Jeana Yeager, American pilot
1951
Richard Clapton, Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist
1951
Paul Da Vinci, English singer-songwriter
1951
Jim Sundberg, American baseball player and sportscaster
1951
Angela Voigt, German long jumper (d. 2013)
1950
Rod Milburn, American hurdler and coach (d. 1997)
1950
Mark Mothersbaugh, American singer-songwriter and painter
1949
Rick Wakeman, English progressive rock keyboardist and songwriter (Yes)
1949
Walter Hawkins,American gospel music singer and pastor (d. 2010)
1948
Joe Bonsall, American country/gospel singer
1948
Yi Mun-yol, South Korean author and academic
1948
Richard Swedberg, Swedish sociologist and academic
1948
Tom Udall, American lawyer and politician, 28th New Mexico Attorney General, United States Senator from New Mexico
1947
John Bruton, Irish politician, 10th Taoiseach of Ireland
1947
Gail Strickland, American actress
1946
Frank Hsieh, Taiwanese lawyer and politician, 40th Premier of the Republic of China
1946
Reggie Jackson, American baseball player and sportscaster
1946
Gerd Langguth, German political scientist and author (d. 2013)
1944
Albert Hammond, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1944
W. G. Sebald, German novelist, essayist, and poet (d. 2001)
1942
Nobby Stiles, English footballer, coach, and manager
1941
Gino Brito, Canadian wrestler and promoter
1941
Malcolm Longair, Scottish astronomer, physicist, and academic
1941
Miriam Margolyes, English-Australian actress and singer
1940
Erico Aumentado, Filipino journalist, lawyer, and politician (d. 2012)
1939
Patrick Cormack, Baron Cormack, English historian, journalist, and politician
1939
Giovanni Falcone, Italian lawyer and judge (d. 1992)
1939
Gordon O'Connor, Canadian general and politician, 38th Canadian Minister of Defence
1938
Janet Fish, American painter and academic
1937
Brooks Robinson, American baseball player and sportscaster
1937
Jacques Santer, Luxembourger jurist and politician, 22nd Prime Minister of Luxembourg
1936
Leon Ashley, American singer-songwriter (d. 2013)
1936
Türker İnanoğlu, Turkish director, producer, and screenwriter
1936
Ralph Metzner, German-born American psychologist, writer, and researcher (d. 2019)
1936
Michael Sandle, English sculptor and academic
1934
Dwayne Hickman, American actor and director
1933
Bernadette Chirac, French politician, First Lady of France
1933
H. D. Deve Gowda, Indian farmer and politician, 11th Prime Minister of India
1933
Don Whillans, English rock climber and mountaineer (d. 1985)
1931
Don Martin, American cartoonist (d. 2000)
1931
Robert Morse, American actor
1931
Kalju Pitksaar, Estonian chess player (d. 1995)
1931
Clément Vincent, Canadian farmer and politician
1930
Warren Rudman, American soldier, lawyer, and politician (d. 2012)
1930
Fred Saberhagen, American soldier and author (d. 2007)
1929
Jack Sanford, American baseball player and coach (d. 2000)
1929
Norman St John-Stevas, Baron St John of Fawsley, English lawyer and politician, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (d. 2012)
1928
Pernell Roberts, American actor (d. 2010)
1927
Richard Body, English politician
1927
Ray Nagel, American football player and coach (d. 2015)
1925
Lillian Hoban, American author and illustrator (d. 1998)
1924
Priscilla Pointer, American actress
1924
Jack Whitaker, American sportscaster
1923
Jean-Louis Roux, Canadian actor and politician, 34th Lieutenant Governor of Quebec (d. 2013)
1923
Hugh Shearer, Jamaican journalist and politician, 3rd Prime Minister of Jamaica (d. 2004)
1922
Bill Macy, American actor
1922
Kai Winding, Danish-American trombonist and composer (d. 1983)
1921
Michael A. Epstein, English pathologist and academic
1920
Pope John Paul II, (d. 2005)
1919
Margot Fonteyn, British ballerina (d. 1991)
1917
Bill Everett, American author and illustrator (d. 1973)
1914
Pierre Balmain, French fashion designer, founded Balmain (d. 1982)
1914
Boris Christoff, Bulgarian-Italian opera singer (d. 1993)
1913
Jane Birdwood, Baroness Birdwood, Canadian-English publisher and politician (d. 2000)
1912
Richard Brooks, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1992)
1912
Perry Como, American singer and television host (d. 2001)
1912
Walter Sisulu, South African politician (d. 2003)
1911
Big Joe Turner, American blues/R&B singer (d. 1985)
1910
Ester Boserup, Danish economist and author (d. 1999)
1909
Fred Perry, English-Australian tennis player and academic (d. 1995)
1907
Irene Hunt, American author and educator (d. 2001)
1905
Hedley Verity, English cricketer and soldier (d. 1943)
1904
Shunryū Suzuki, Japanese-American monk and educator (d. 1971)
1904
Jacob K. Javits, American colonel and politician, 58th New York Attorney General (d. 1986)
1902
Meredith Willson, American playwright and composer (d. 1984)
1901
Henri Sauguet, French composer (d. 1989)
1901
Vincent du Vigneaud, American biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1978)
1898
Faruk Nafiz Çamlıbel, Turkish poet, author, and playwright (d. 1973)
1897
Frank Capra, Italian-American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1991)
1896
Eric Backman, Swedish runner (d. 1965)
1895
Augusto César Sandino, Nicaraguan rebel leader (d. 1934)
1892
Ezio Pinza, Italian-American actor and singer (d. 1957)
1891
Rudolf Carnap, German-American philosopher and academic (d. 1970)
1889
Thomas Midgley, Jr., American chemist and engineer (d. 1944)
1886
Jeanie MacPherson, American actress and screenwriter (d. 1946)
1883
Eurico Gaspar Dutra, Brazilian marshal and politician, 16th President of Brazil (d. 1974)
1883
Walter Gropius, German-American architect, designed the John F. Kennedy Federal Building (d. 1969)
1882
Babe Adams, American baseball player, manager, and journalist (d. 1968)
1878
Johannes Terwogt, Dutch rower (d. 1977)
1876
Hermann Müller, German journalist and politician, 12th Chancellor of Germany (d. 1931)
1873
Lucy Beaumont, English-American actress (d. 1937)
1872
Bertrand Russell, British mathematician, historian, and philosopher, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1970)
1871
Denis Horgan, Irish shot putter and weight thrower (d. 1922)
1868
Nicholas II of Russia (d. 1918)
1867
Minakata Kumagusu, Japanese author, biologist, naturalist and ethnologist (d. 1941)
1862
Josephus Daniels, American publisher and politician, 41st United States Secretary of the Navy (d. 1948)
1855
Francis Bellamy, American minister and author (d. 1931)
1854
Bernard Zweers, Dutch composer and educator (d. 1924)
1852
Gertrude Käsebier, American photographer (d. 1934)
1851
James Budd, American lawyer and politician, 19th Governor of California (d. 1908)
1850
Oliver Heaviside, English engineer, mathematician, and physicist (d. 1925)
1835
Charles N. Sims, American Methodist preacher and 3rd chancellor of Syracuse University (d. 1908)
1822
Mathew Brady, American photographer and journalist (d. 1896)
1797
Frederick Augustus II of Saxony (d. 1854)
1785
John Wilson, Scottish author and critic (d. 1854)
1778
Charles Vane, 3rd Marquess of Londonderry, Irish soldier and diplomat, British Ambassador to Austria (d. 1854)
1777
John George Children, English chemist, mineralogist, and zoologist (d. 1852)
1711
Roger Joseph Boscovich, Ragusan physicist, astronomer, and mathematician (d. 1787)
1692
Joseph Butler, English bishop, theologian, and apologist (d. 1752)
1662
George Smalridge, English bishop (d. 1719)
1631
Stanislaus Papczyński, Polish priest (d. 1701)
1610
Stefano della Bella, Italian engraver and etcher (d. 1664)
1537
Guido Luca Ferrero, Roman Catholic cardinal (d. 1585)
1450
Piero Soderini, Italian politician and diplomat (d. 1513)
1186
Konstantin of Rostov (d. 1218)
1048
Omar Khayyám, Persian mathematician, astronomer, and poet (d. 1131)

Deaths On This Day

2017
Roger Ailes, American businessman (b. 1940)
2017
Jacque Fresco, American engineer and academic (b. 1916)
2017
Chris Cornell, American singer (b. 1964)
2015
Halldór Ásgrímsson, Icelandic accountant and politician, 22nd Prime Minister of Iceland (b. 1947)
2015
Raymond Gosling, English physicist and academic (b. 1926)
2015
T. J. Moran, American businessman and philanthropist (b. 1930)
2015
Jean-François Théodore, French businessman (b. 1946)
2014
Dobrica Ćosić, Serbian politician, 1st President of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (b. 1921)
2014
Hans-Peter Dürr, German physicist and academic (b. 1929)
2014
Kaiketsu Masateru, Japanese sumo wrestler (b. 1948)
2014
Chukwuedu Nwokolo, Nigerian physician and academic (b. 1921)
2014
Wubbo Ockels, Dutch physicist and astronaut (b. 1946)
2013
Aleksei Balabanov, Russian director and screenwriter (b. 1959)
2013
Jo Benkow, Norwegian soldier and politician (b. 1924)
2013
Steve Forrest, American actor (b. 1925)
2013
David McMillan, American football player (b. 1981)
2013
Lothar Schmid, German chess player (b. 1928)
2012
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, German opera singer and conductor (b. 1925)
2012
Peter Jones, English-Australian drummer and songwriter (b. 1967)
2012
Alan Oakley, English bicycle designer, designed the Raleigh Chopper (b. 1927)
2009
Velupillai Prabhakaran, Sri Lankan rebel leader, founded the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (b. 1954)
2008
Joseph Pevney, American actor and director (b. 1911)
2008
Roberto García-Calvo Montiel, Spanish judge (b. 1942)
2007
Pierre-Gilles de Gennes, French physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1932)
2006
Jaan Eilart, Estonian geographer, ecologist, and historian (b. 1933)
2004
Elvin Jones, American drummer and bandleader (b. 1927)
2001
Irene Hunt, American author and illustrator (b. 1907)
2000
Stephen M. Wolownik, Russian-American composer and musicologist (b. 1946)
1999
Augustus Pablo, Jamaican singer, keyboard player, and producer (b. 1954)
1999
Betty Robinson, American runner (b. 1911)
1998
Obaidullah Aleem, Indian-Pakistani poet and author (b. 1939)
1995
Elisha Cook, Jr., American actor (b. 1903)
1995
Alexander Godunov, Russian-American ballet dancer and actor (b. 1949)
1995
Brinsley Le Poer Trench, 8th Earl of Clancarty, Irish ufologist and historian (b. 1911)
1995
Elizabeth Montgomery, American actress (b. 1933)
1990
Jill Ireland, English actress (b. 1936)
1989
Dorothy Ruth, American horse breeder and author (b. 1921)
1987
Mahdi Amel, Lebanese journalist, poet, and academic (b. 1936)
1981
Arthur O'Connell, American actor (b. 1908)
1981
William Saroyan, American novelist, playwright, and short story writer (b. 1908)
1980
Victims of Mount St. Helens eruption: Reid Blackburn, American photographer and journalist (b. 1952)
1980
Victims of Mount St. Helens eruption: David A. Johnston, American volcanologist and geologist (b. 1949)
1980
Ian Curtis, English singer-songwriter (b. 1956)
1975
Leroy Anderson, American composer and conductor (b. 1908)
1974
Harry Ricardo, English engine designer and researcher (b. 1885)
1973
Jeannette Rankin, American social worker and politician (b. 1880)
1971
Aleksandr Gennadievich Kurosh, Russian mathematician and theorist (b. 1908)
1968
Frank Walsh, Australian politician, 34th Premier of South Australia (b. 1897)
1963
Ernie Davis, American football player, coach, and manager (b. 1939)
1958
Jacob Fichman, Israeli poet and critic (b. 1881)
1956
Maurice Tate, English cricketer (b. 1895)
1955
Mary McLeod Bethune, American educator and activist (b. 1875)
1947
Hal Chase, American baseball player and manager (b. 1883)
1943
Ōnishiki Daigorō, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 28th Yokozuna (b. 1883)
1941
Werner Sombart, German economist and sociologist (b. 1863)
1922
Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran, French physician and parasitologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1845)
1911
Gustav Mahler, Austrian composer and conductor (b. 1860)
1910
Eliza Orzeszkowa, Polish author and publisher (b. 1841)
1910
Pauline Viardot, French soprano and composer (b. 1821)
1909
Isaac Albéniz, Spanish pianist and composer (b. 1860)
1909
George Meredith, English novelist and poet (b. 1828)
1908
Louis-Napoléon Casault, Canadian lawyer, judge, and politician (b. 1823)
1900
Félix Ravaisson-Mollien, French archaeologist and philosopher (b. 1813)
1889
Isabella Glyn, Scottish-English actress (b. 1823)
1867
Clarkson Stanfield, English painter (b. 1793)
1853
Lionel Kieseritzky, Estonian-French chess player (b. 1806)
1844
Richard McCarty, American lawyer and politician (b. 1780)
1808
Elijah Craig, American minister, inventor, and educator, invented Bourbon whiskey (b. 1738)
1807
John Douglas, Scottish bishop and scholar (b. 1721)
1800
Alexander Suvorov, Russian general (b. 1729)
1799
Pierre Beaumarchais, French playwright and publisher (b. 1732)
1795
Robert Rogers, English colonel (b. 1731)
1792
Levy Solomons, Canadian merchant and fur trader (b. 1730)
1781
Túpac Amaru II, Peruvian-Indian rebel leader (b. 1742)
1780
Charles Hardy, English-American admiral and politician, 29th Colonial Governor of New York (b. 1714)
1733
Georg Böhm, German organist and composer (b. 1761)
1721
Maria Barbara Carillo, victim of the Spanish Inquisition (b.1625)
1692
Elias Ashmole, English astrologer and politician (b. 1617)
1675
Stanisław Lubieniecki, Polish astronomer, historian, and theologian (b. 1623)
1675
Jacques Marquette, French-American missionary and explorer (b. 1637)
1551
Domenico di Pace Beccafumi, Italian painter (b. 1486)
1550
Jean, Cardinal of Lorraine (b. 1498)
1410
Rupert of Germany, Count Palatine of the Rhine (b. 1352)
1401
Vladislaus II of Opole (b. 1332)
1297
Nicholas Longespee, Bishop of Salisbury
1160
Eric Jedvardsson (King Eric IX) of Sweden (since 1156); (b. circa 1120)
1096
Minna of Worms, Jewish martyr killed during the Worms massacre (1096)
1065
Frederick, Duke of Lower Lorraine (b. c. 1003)
978
Frederick I, duke of Upper Lorraine
947
Emperor Taizong of the Liao Dynasty
932
Ma Shaohong, general of Later Tang
893
Stephen I of Constantinople (b. 867)
526
Pope John I (b. 470)