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On This Day in History:  October 10

October 10 is the 283rd day of the year (284th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 82 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2019
Mississippi Lottery hits the Web and social media. The Mississippi Lottery Corporation (MLC) has unveiled a new look for its website and officially introduced its brand on social media in advance of its anticipated launch of scratch-off tickets by December 1.
2018
$548 MILLION: Mega jackpot to spark ticket-buying frenzy. Lottery players across the United States will be lining up at lottery retailers for their chance to win Friday's massive $548 million Mega Millions jackpot, after nobody won Tuesday's $470 million grand prize.
2016
Couple finds winning lottery ticket, tracks down rightful owner. Doing the right thing can pay off in more ways that you can imagine. One man in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, says he is living proof of that.
2014
Iowa Lottery still hunting mystery Hot Lotto winner [video]. Iowa investigators are asking the public for help in identifying the person who bought a lottery ticket worth $14.3 million that spawned a bizarre, two-year fraud investigation.
2013
Texas Lottery chief named NASPL president. The North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries (NASPL) has elected Gary Grief as president of the organization at the 2013 NASPL Annual Conference and Trade Show in Providence, Rhode Island.
2012
Thursday is a numerologist's dream day. On Thursday, some people may be marking, in some way, the fact that it is a special day, numerically speaking.
2012
Alford named sole finalist to lead Georgia Lottery. The sole finalist to lead the Georgia Lottery is the state's top budget official, Debbie Dlugolenski Alford, officials said Tuesday.
2012
Lottery winner indicted on 31 counts. A New Hampshire man who won $1.4 million from the Tri-State Megabucks in 2005 was arrested Oct. 4 on 31 charges of money laundering, tax evasion, and fraud.
2008
Michigan $42M lottery winner to claim jackpot today. The owner of a winning $42 million Mega Millions ticket, sold at a Macomb County, Michigan, liquor store, is expected to show up at Lottery headquarters Friday to collect the fortune.
2007
Bear draws lottery tickets. Trainers have taught a black bear, named Echo, to spin a drum and draw a raffle ticket out of it.
2007
Arkansas builder donates $300K to get lottery started. A Little Rock, Arkansas, developer said Tuesday he and his family has pledged $300,000 to Lt. Gov. Bill Halter's push to get state lottery proposed on the 2008 general election ballot.
2007
S.C. Lottery Director: Profit losses leveling off. Sales of South Carolina lottery tickets initially sank as gas prices climbed, but customers seem to have gotten used to paying more at the pump, the state's lottery director said Wednesday.
2007
Lottery fraudster spared prison. A Belfast woman who falsely claimed more than £40,000 (US$75,000) in benefits after she had won nearly £60,000 (US$110,000) playing the UK National Lottery has been spared jail.
2007
Mom gets son's age wrong and wins lottery. A lucky mom has revealed how a mistake over her son's age won her a lottery fortune of almost £1.3 million (US$2.5 million).
2007
Mass. Lottery plans big expansion of keno-style game. The Massachusetts state lottery, which fell short of revenue projections last year, is dramatically expanding a keno-style game in a move it estimates could bring in an additional $160 million annually, officials said.
2006
New N.C. lottery game exceeds expectations. Lottery officials say North Carolina's newest game sold more tickets than expected this weekend.
2006
Criminal probe sought in award of NJ Lottery contract. A New Jersey Assembly Democrat has asked for a criminal investigation into the role a Republican assemblywoman and her former lobbying firm played in helping the state's lottery operator gain a new contract despite bidding nearly $32 million more than a competitor.
2003
Vermont Man Claims "Power" Bug in Vermont Lottery Powerball Promotion. A lucky Vermont man was declared the winner of a red, 2003 Volkswagen Beetle by the Vermont lottery when he came within 4 of the correct number of ping-pong balls in the "Power Bug".
2003
Audit sought for Colorado lottery-fund use. The director of a state agency that doles out $40 million a year in Colorado Lottery funds has asked for an audit on how the money has been spent.
2003
A Message to Florida Lottery Players From Secretary Mattingly. For the first time in Florida Lottery history, the largest unclaimed Florida Lotto jackpot will be transferred to the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF), pending Legislative Budget Commission approval later this month.
2003
North Carolina Authorities Looking for Florida Lotto Winner. Everyone dreams of winning the lottery and it became a reality for a First Coast man. The only problem is that winning means his past is catching up with him.
2003
Montana store sells $3.68M Hot Lotto ticket. A Montana Kwik Way convenience store sold a $110,000 Montana Cash jackpot winner Saturday, then turned around and sold a $3.68 million Hot Lotto winner on Wednesday.
2003
Record Kentucky lottery sales. The Kentucky Lottery has never been bigger... or more profitable. But competition on the horizon could halt the growth of the 14-year-old venture.
2003
Georgia Lottery Board launches national search for CEO. The Georgia Lottery Corporation's board of directors has selected an executive recruiting firm to lead its national search for a president and chief executive officer.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$548 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Oct 12, 2018
2.$282 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 10, 2018
3.$240 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 12, 2005
4.€166 Million
US$183.88 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Oct 11, 2016
5.€154.69 Million
US$171.35 Million
Draw Date
Oct 11, 2016
6.$170 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Oct 13, 2009
7.€128 Million
US$161.86 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Oct 10, 2014
8.$150 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Oct 10, 2014
9.$133 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 12, 2013
10.$128 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 11, 2017
11.$107 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 12, 2016
12.$102 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 11, 2003
13.€80 Million
US$100.29 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Oct 13, 2006
14.€90 Million
US$98.97 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Oct 14, 2016
15.$90 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 12, 2019
16.$86 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 12, 2011
17.$80 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 11, 2014
18.$75 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Oct 13, 2015
19.€61 Million
US$70.59 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Oct 12, 2018
20.$67 Million
Draw Date
Oct 10, 2009
21.$65 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Oct 11, 2005
22.€43 Million
US$64.06 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Oct 16, 2009
23.$61 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Oct 12, 2010
24.$60 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 10, 2015
24.$60 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Oct 11, 2019

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1992
Saturday, Oct 10, 1992
27 years old
1987
Saturday, Oct 10, 1987
32 years old
1984
Wednesday, Oct 10, 1984
35 years old
1984
Wednesday, Oct 10, 1984
35 years old
1981
Saturday, Oct 10, 1981
38 years old
1979
Wednesday, Oct 10, 1979
40 years old
1979
Wednesday, Oct 10, 1979
40 years old
1977
Monday, Oct 10, 1977
42 years old
1976
Sunday, Oct 10, 1976
43 years old
1976
Sunday, Oct 10, 1976
43 years old
1975
Friday, Oct 10, 1975
44 years old
1975
Friday, Oct 10, 1975
44 years old
1973
Wednesday, Oct 10, 1973
46 years old
1970
Saturday, Oct 10, 1970
49 years old
1970
Saturday, Oct 10, 1970
49 years old
1969
Friday, Oct 10, 1969
50 years old
1967
Tuesday, Oct 10, 1967
52 years old
1961
Tuesday, Oct 10, 1961
58 years old
1960
Monday, Oct 10, 1960
59 years old
1952
Friday, Oct 10, 1952
67 years old
1946
Thursday, Oct 10, 1946
73 years old
1939
Tuesday, Oct 10, 1939
80 years old
(year not provided)

Worldwide Events On This Day

2018
Hurricane Michael makes landfall in the Florida Panhandle as a catastrophic category 4 hurricane. It kills 57 people in the United States, 45 in Florida, and causes an estimated $25.1 billion dollars in damage.
2015
Twin bomb blasts in the Turkish capital Ankara kill 102 and injure 400.
2010
The Netherlands Antilles are dissolved as a country.
2009
Armenia and Turkey sign the Zurich Protocols, intended to normalize relations. However, they are never ratified by either side.
1998
A Lignes Aériennes Congolaises jetliner is shot down by rebels in Kindu, Democratic Republic of the Congo, killing 41 people.
1997
Austral Líneas Aéreas Flight 2553 crashes and explodes in Uruguay, killing 74.
1986
A 5.7 Mw San Salvador earthquake shakes El Salvador, killing 1,500.
1985
US Navy aircraft intercept an Egyptian airliner carrying the perpetrators of the Achille Lauro hijacking, and force it to land in Italy.
1980
The 7.1 Mw El Asnam earthquake shakes northern Algeria, killing 2,633 and injuring 8,369.
1980
The Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front is founded in El Salvador.
1975
Papua New Guinea joins the United Nations.
1973
U.S. Vice President Spiro Agnew resigns after being charged with evasion of federal income tax.
1970
Fiji becomes independent.
1970
Canada's October Crisis escalates when Quebec's vice-premier is kidnapped by members of the FLQ.
1967
The Outer Space Treaty comes into force.
1964
The Tokyo Summer Olympics opening ceremony is the first to be relayed live by satellites.
1963
France cedes control of the Bizerte naval base to Tunisia.
1963
The Partial Nuclear Test Ban Treaty comes into effect.
1957
U.S. President Eisenhower apologizes to Ghanaian finance minister Gbedemah after he is refused service in a Delaware restaurant.
1957
The Windscale fire results in Britain's worst nuclear accident.
1945
The Double Tenth Agreement is signed by the Communist Party and the Kuomintang about the future of China.
1938
Abiding by the Munich Agreement, Czechoslovakia completes its withdrawal from the Sudetenland.
1935
In Greece, a coup d'état ends the Second Hellenic Republic.
1933
A United Airlines Boeing 247 is destroyed by sabotage, the first such proven case in the history of commercial aviation.
1928
Chiang Kai-shek becomes Chairman of the Republic of China.
1920
The Carinthian plebiscite determines that the larger part of the Duchy of Carinthia should remain part of Austria.
1918
RMS Leinster is torpedoed and sunk by UB-123, killing 564, the worst-ever on the Irish Sea.
1913
U.S. President Wilson triggers the explosion of the Gamboa Dike, completing major construction on the Panama Canal.
1911
The day after a bomb explodes prematurely, the Wuchang Uprising begins against the Chinese monarchy.
1903
The Women's Social and Political Union is founded in support of the enfranchisement of British women.
1871
Chicago burns after a barn accident. The fire lasts from October 8-10.
1868
The Ten Years' War begins against Spanish rule in Cuba.
1846
Triton, the largest moon of the planet Neptune, is discovered by English astronomer William Lassell.
1845
In Annapolis, Maryland, the Naval School (later the United States Naval Academy) opens with 50 students.
1814
The United States Revenue Marine attempts to defend the cutter Eagle from the Royal Navy.
1780
The Great Hurricane of 1780 kills 20,000-30,000 in the Caribbean.
1760
In a treaty with the Dutch colonial authorities, the Ndyuka people of Suriname - descended from escaped slaves - gain territorial autonomy.
1631
Thirty Years' War: An army of the Electorate of Saxony seizes Prague.
1580
Over 600 Papal troops land in Ireland to support the Second Desmond Rebellion.
1575
Roman Catholic forces under Henry I, Duke of Guise defeat the Protestants, capturing Philippe de Mornay among others.
1471
Sten Sture the Elder, the Regent of Sweden, with the help of farmers and miners, repels an attack by King Christian I of Denmark.
732
Charles Martel's forces defeat an Umayyad army between near Tours, France.
680
Muhammad's grandson Husayn ibn Ali is decapitated by Caliph Yazid I's troops.

Births On This Day

1996
Roni Allén, Finnish ice hockey player
1995
Brenko Lee, Australian rugby league player
1994
Tereza Smitková, Czech tennis player
1993
Jayden Stockley, English footballer
1991
Michael Carter-Williams, American basketball player
1991
Gabriella Cilmi, Australian singer-songwriter and producer
1991
Lali Espósito, Argentinian actress and singer
1991
Manuel Giandonato, Italian footballer
1991
Mariana Pajón, Colombian cyclist
1991
Xherdan Shaqiri, Swiss footballer
1990
Geno Smith, American football player
1989
Emer Kenny, English actress and screenwriter
1989
Aimee Teegarden, American actress and producer
1988
Luis Cardozo, Paraguayan footballer
1988
Shaun Fensom, Australian rugby league player
1988
Brown Ideye, Nigerian footballer
1988
Rose McIver, New Zealand actress
1988
Emmanuel Nwachi, Nigerian footballer
1988
Toby Smith, Australian-New Zealand rugby player
1987
Rodjun Cruz, Filipino actor and dancer
1987
Ryan Mathews, American football player
1987
Colin Slade, New Zealand rugby player
1987
Junior Madozein, Central African basketball player
1986
Ezequiel Garay, Argentinian footballer
1986
Lucy Griffiths, English actress
1986
Nathan Jawai, Australian basketball player
1986
Andrew McCutchen, American baseball player
1986
Ellen Andrea Wang, Norwegian bassist and composer
1985
Dominique Cornu, Belgian cyclist
1985
Bronson Harrison, New Zealand rugby league player
1985
Marina Diamandis, Welsh singer-songwriter and pianist
1985
Sandra Záhlavová, Czech tennis player
1984
Stephanie Cheng, Hong Kong singer
1984
Jean-Baptiste Grange, French skier
1984
Lzzy Hale, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1984
Chiaki Kuriyama, Japanese actress and singer
1984
Paul Posluszny, American football player
1984
Troy Tulowitzki, American baseball player
1983
Vusimuzi Sibanda, Zimbabwean cricketer
1983
Nikos Spyropoulos, Greek footballer
1983
Tolga Zengin, Turkish footballer
1982
Yasser Al-Qahtani, Saudi Arabian footballer
1982
Amon Buchanan, Australian footballer
1982
Dan Stevens, English actor
1981
Una Foden, Irish singer-songwriter and dancer
1981
Gavin Shuker, English lawyer and politician
1980
Blaž Emeršič, Slovenian ice hockey player
1980
Casey FitzSimmons, American football player
1980
Elvis Hammond, Ghanaian footballer
1980
Tim Maurer, American singer-songwriter
1979
Kangta, South Korean singer-songwriter, producer, and actor
1979
Nicolás Massú, Chilean tennis player
1979
Mýa, American singer-songwriter, producer, dancer, and actress
1979
Joel Przybilla, American basketball player
1979
Hitomi Satō, Japanese actress
1978
Scott Dobie, English footballer
1978
Jodi Lyn O'Keefe, American model and actress
1978
Naomi Levari, Israeli film producer and director
1976
Bob Burnquist, Brazilian-American skateboarder
1976
Pat Burrell, American baseball player
1976
Shane Doan, Canadian ice hockey player
1975
Ihsahn, Norwegian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1975
Ramón Morales, Mexican footballer and manager
1975
Plácido Polanco, Dominican-American baseball player
1974
Asi Cohen, Israeli actor and screenwriter
1974
Julio Ricardo Cruz, Argentinian footballer
1974
Dale Earnhardt, Jr., American race car driver and actor
1974
Lucy Powell, English politician
1974
Chris Pronger, Canadian ice hockey player
1973
Mario Lopez, American actor, television personality, and producer
1973
Scott Morriss, English bass player and songwriter
1973
Zach Thornton, American soccer player and coach
1972
Jun Lana, Filipino director, producer, playwright, and screenwriter
1972
Dean Roland, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1972
Alexei Zhitnik, Ukrainian-Russian ice hockey player
1971
Graham Alexander, English-Scottish footballer and manager
1971
Ian Bennett, English footballer
1971
Evgeny Kissin, Russian pianist
1970
Dean Kiely, Irish footballer
1970
Silke Kraushaar-Pielach, German sled racer
1970
Matthew Pinsent, English rower and sportscaster
1969
Manu Bennett, New Zealand-Australian actor
1969
Francis Escudero, Filipino lawyer and politician
1969
Brett Favre, American football player
1969
Shawn Jamison, American basketball player and coach
1969
Wendi McLendon-Covey, American actress
1969
Dilsa Demirbag Sten, Swedish journalist and author
1968
Bart Brentjens, Dutch cyclist
1968
Feridun Düzağaç, Turkish singer-songwriter
1968
Chris Ofili, British painter
1968
Marinos Ouzounidis, Greek footballer and manager
1967
Michael Giacchino, American composer
1967
Jonathan Littell, American-French author and humanitarian
1967
Mike Malinin, American drummer and producer
1967
Gavin Newsom, American businessman and politician, 40th and current Governor of California
1967
Jacek Zieliński, Polish footballer and coach
1966
Tony Adams, English footballer and manager
1966
Bai Ling, Chinese-American model and actress
1966
Derrick McKey, American basketball player
1965
Toshi, Japanese singer-songwriter and producer
1965
Chris Penn, American actor (d. 2006)
1965
Rebecca Pidgeon, American-English singer-songwriter and actress
1964
Sarah Lancashire, English actress and director
1964
Crystal Waters, American singer-songwriter, musician and producer
1963
Jolanda de Rover, Dutch swimmer
1963
Anita Mui, Hong Kong singer and actress (d. 2003)
1963
Daniel Pearl, American-Israeli journalist (d. 2002)
1963
Vegard Ulvang, Norwegian skier
1962
Thomas Rusch, German photographer
1961
Scott Hoffman, American drummer
1961
Henrik Jørgensen, Danish runner
1961
Martin Kemp, English singer-songwriter and bass player
1960
Ron Flockhart, Canadian ice hockey player
1960
Eric Martin, American singer-songwriter
1960
Russell Slade, English football manager
1960
Paul Thiebaud, American art dealer (d. 2010)
1960
Simon Townshend, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1959
Michael Cobley, English-Scottish author
1959
Kirsty MacColl, English singer-songwriter (d. 2000)
1959
Bill Rammell, English academic and politician, Minister of State for the Armed Forces
1959
Julia Sweeney, American actress, comedian, producer, and screenwriter
1959
Bradley Whitford, American actor and producer
1959
Arif Peçenek, Turkish football player and manager (d. 2013)
1958
Tanya Tucker, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1957
Rumiko Takahashi, Japanese author and illustrator
1956
Amanda Burton, Northern Irish actress and producer
1956
David Hempleman-Adams, English businessman and adventurer
1956
Taur Matan Ruak, East Timorese politician, 3rd President of East Timor
1954
Rekha, Indian actress
1954
David Lee Roth, American singer-songwriter and producer
1954
Fernando Santos, Portuguese footballer and manager
1953
Fiona Rae, Scottish painter
1953
Midge Ure, Scottish singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1953
Aleksander Veingold, Estonian chess player and coach
1953
Gus Williams, American basketball player
1952
Dela Smith, English educator
1951
Epeli Ganilau, Fijian general and politician, 16th Minister for Fijian Affairs
1951
Kevin McFoy Dunn, American guitarist, songwriter and producer
1950
Charlie George, English footballer
1950
Nora Roberts, American author
1949
Warren Burt, American-Australian composer
1949
Lance Cairns, New Zealand cricketer
1949
Wang Wanxing, Chinese activist
1948
Sue Campbell, Baroness Campbell of Loughborough, English academic and businesswoman
1948
Cyril Neville, American R&B percussionist and singer
1948
Séverine, French singer and actress
1947
Gary Beach, American actor and singer
1947
Giant Haystacks, English wrestler (d. 1998)
1947
Ojārs Arvīds Feldbergs, Latvian sculptor
1946
Charles Dance, English actor, director, and screenwriter
1946
Naoto Kan, Japanese lawyer and politician, 61st Prime Minister of Japan
1946
Peter Mahovlich, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1946
Anne Mather, English author and screenwriter
1946
John Prine, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1946
Raymond Tallis, English physician, philosopher, author, and academic
1946
Chris Tarrant, English radio and television host
1946
Ben Vereen, American actor, singer, and dancer
1946
Willard White, Jamaican-English actor and singer
1945
Christopher Hill, English bishop
1945
Vanburn Holder, Barbadian cricketer
1945
Headman Shabalala, South African bass singer (Ladysmith Black Mambazo) (d. 1991)
1943
Frederick Barthelme, American novelist and short story writer
1942
Janis Hansen, American singer and author (d. 2017)
1942
Radu Vasile, Romanian historian and politician, 57th Prime Minister of Romania (d. 2013)
1941
Peter Coyote, American actor, director, and screenwriter
1941
Ken Saro-Wiwa, Nigerian author and activist (d. 1995)
1940
Winston Churchill, English journalist and politician (d. 2010)
1939
Joe Pitts, American captain and politician
1938
Oleg Gordievsky, Russian intelligence officer and author
1938
Daidō Moriyama, Japanese photographer
1938
Lily Tuck, American novelist and short story writer
1938
Leroy Hood, American biologist and academic
1937
Bruce Devlin, Australian golfer and sportscaster
1937
Peter Underwood, Australian lawyer and politician, 27th Governor of Tasmania (d. 2014)
1936
Gerhard Ertl, German physicist and chemist, Nobel Prize laureate
1935
Khalil al-Wazir, Palestinian commander, founded Fatah (d. 1988)
1935
André Bureau, Canadian lawyer and businessman
1935
Judith Chalmers, English television host and actress
1933
Jay Sebring, American hair stylist and businessman (d. 1969)
1932
Harry Smith, English footballer
1930
Eugenio Castellotti, Italian race car driver (d. 1957)
1930
Yves Chauvin, French chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2015)
1930
Harold Pinter, English playwright, screenwriter, director Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2008)
1929
Ayten Alpman, Turkish singer (d. 2012)
1929
Herb Levinson, American actor (d. 2012)
1929
Bernard Mayes, English-American journalist and academic (d. 2014)
1928
Sheila Walsh, English author (d. 2009)
1927
Dana Elcar, American actor and director (d. 2005)
1927
Jon Locke, American actor (d. 2013)
1927
Thomas Wilson, American-Scottish composer and educator (d. 2001)
1926
Oscar Brown, American singer-songwriter, playwright, and actor (d. 2005)
1926
Richard Jaeckel, American actor (d. 1997)
1924
James Clavell, Australian-American director, producer, screenwriter, and author (d. 1994)
1924
Ludmilla Tchérina, French actress, ballerina, and choreographer (d. 2004)
1924
Ed Wood, American actor, director, producer, screenwriter (d. 1978)
1923
Louis Gottlieb, American singer and bass player (d. 1996)
1923
Nicholas Parsons, English actor and game show host
1923
Murray Walker, English journalist and sportscaster
1922
Merv Pregulman, American football player, businessman, and philanthropist (d. 2012)
1920
Gail Halvorsen, American air force pilot known as the "Berlin Candy Bomber."
1919
Willard Estey, Canadian academic and jurist (d. 2002)
1919
Gerry Gomez, Trinidadian cricketer, manager, and umpire (d. 1996)
1919
Kim Ki-young, South Korean director, screenwriter, producer, and editor (d. 1997)
1919
William Kruskal, American mathematician and statistician (d. 2005)
1919
Edgar Laprade, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2014)
1917
Thelonious Monk, American pianist and composer (d. 1982)
1915
Harry Edison, American trumpet player and composer (d. 1999)
1914
Tommy Fine, American baseball player and businessman (d. 2005)
1914
Ivory Joe Hunter, American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 1974)
1913
Claude Simon, Malagasy-French novelist and critic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2005)
1912
Ram Vilas Sharma, Indian poet and critic (d. 2000)
1911
Clare Hollingworth, English journalist and author (d. 2017)
1910
Julius Shulman, American photographer and environmentalist (d. 2009)
1909
Robert F. Boyle, American production designer and art director (d. 2010)
1908
Johnny Green, American conductor and composer (d. 1989)
1908
Mercè Rodoreda, Catalan author and poet (d. 1983)
1906
Paul Creston, American composer and educator (d. 1985)
1906
Fei Mu, Chinese director and screenwriter (d. 1951)
1906
R. K. Narayan, Indian author (d. 2001)
1905
Aksella Luts, Estonian actress, screenwriter, dancer, and choreographer(d. 2005)
1903
Prince Charles, Count of Flanders (d. 1983)
1903
Vernon Duke, Russian-American composer and songwriter (d. 1969)
1903
Bei Shizhang, Chinese biologist and academic (d. 2009)
1902
K. Shivaram Karanth, Indian journalist, author, and activist (d. 1997)
1901
Alberto Giacometti, Swiss sculptor and painter (d. 1966)
1900
Helen Hayes, American actress (d. 1993)
1898
Lilly Daché, French-American fashion designer (d. 1989)
1895
Alfred Neuland, Estonian weightlifter (d. 1966)
1895
Fridolf Rhudin, Swedish actor (d. 1935)
1895
Wolfram Freiherr von Richthofen, German field marshal (d. 1945)
1889
Han van Meegeren, Dutch painter and forger (d. 1947)
1885
Walter Anderson, Belarusian-German ethnologist and academic (d. 1962)
1885
Jean Peyrière, French actor (d. 1965)
1884
Nikolai Klyuev, Russian poet and author (d. 1937)
1884
Ida Wüst, German actress and screenwriter (d. 1958)
1877
William Morris, 1st Viscount Nuffield, English businessman and philanthropist, founded Morris Motors (d. 1963)
1872
Dionysios Kasdaglis, Egyptian-Greek tennis player (d. 1931)
1870
Louise Mack, Australian journalist, author, and poet (d. 1935)
1864
T. Frank Appleby, American businessman and politician (d. 1924)
1861
Fridtjof Nansen, Norwegian explorer, scientist, and humanitarian, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1930)
1858
Maurice Prendergast, American painter and academic (d. 1924)
1837
Robert Gould Shaw, American colonel (d. 1863)
1834
Aleksis Kivi, Finnish author and playwright (d. 1872)
1830
Isabella II of Spain (d. 1904)
1828
Samuel J. Randall, American captain, lawyer and politician, 33rd Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (d. 1890)
1825
Paul Kruger, South African soldier and politician, 5th President of the South African Republic (d. 1904)
1819
Heinrich Joseph Dominicus Denzinger, German theologian and author (d. 1883)
1813
Giuseppe Verdi, Italian composer and philanthropist (d. 1901)
1810
Alfred Kennerley, English-Australian politician, 10th Premier of Tasmania (d. 1897)
1794
William Whiting Boardman, American judge and politician (d. 1871)
1780
John Abercrombie, Scottish physician and philosopher (d. 1844)
1731
Henry Cavendish, French-English chemist, physicist, and philosopher (d. 1810)
1700
Lambert-Sigisbert Adam, French sculptor and illustrator (d. 1759)
1684
Jean-Antoine Watteau, French painter (d. 1721)
1678
John Campbell, 2nd Duke of Argyll, Scottish general and politician, Lord High Commissioner to the Parliament of Scotland (d. 1743)
1669
Johann Nicolaus Bach, German organist and composer (d. 1753)
1656
Nicolas de Largillière, French painter and academic (d. 1746)
1646
Françoise-Marguerite de Sévigné, French noblewoman (d. 1705)
1629
Richard Towneley, English mathematician and astronomer (d. 1707)
1599
Étienne Moulinié, French composer and director (d. 1676)
1584
Philip Herbert, 4th Earl of Pembroke (d. 1649)
1567
Infanta Catherine Michelle of Spain (d. 1597)
1560
Jacobus Arminius, Dutch theologian (d. 1609)
1554
Arnold III, Count of Bentheim-Steinfurt-Tecklenburg-Limburg and Lord of Rheda (d. 1606)
1486
Charles III, Duke of Savoy (d. 1553)
1421
John Paston, English politician (d. 1466)
1355
Zhu Biao, Chinese prince (d. 1392)
1344
Mary of Waltham, duchess of Brittany (d. 1361)
1332
King Charles II of Navarre (d. 1387)
867
Li Siyuan, Chinese emperor (d. 933)
786
Saga, emperor of Japan (d. 842)
AD 19
Tiberius Gemellus, Roman son of Drusus Julius Caesar and Livilla (d. 38)

Deaths On This Day

2016
Donn Fendler, American author and speaker (b. 1926)
2015
Diepreye Alamieyeseigha, Nigerian politician, Governor of Bayelsa State (b. 1952)
2015
Hilla Becher, German photographer and educator (b. 1934)
2015
Manorama Indian (Tamil) actress (b. 1937)
2015
Richard F. Heck, American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1931)
2015
Steve Mackay, American saxophonist and composer (b. 1949)
2015
Sybil Stockdale, American activist, co-founded the National League of Families (b. 1924)
2014
Olav Dale, Norwegian saxophonist and composer (b. 1958)
2014
Damiana Eugenio, Filipino author and academic (b. 1921)
2014
Valeri Karpov, Russian ice hockey player (b. 1971)
2014
Lari Ketner, American football and basketball player (b. 1977)
2014
Pavel Landovský, Czech actor, director, and playwright (b. 1936)
2014
Ed Nimmervoll, Austrian-Australian journalist, historian, and author (b. 1947)
2013
Scott Carpenter, American commander, pilot, and astronaut (b. 1925)
2013
Jay Conrad Levinson, American author and educator (b. 1933)
2013
Sohei Miyashita, Japanese politician, Japanese Minister of Defense (b. 1927)
2013
Cal Smith, American singer and guitarist (b. 1932)
2012
Sam Gibbons, American captain and politician (b. 1920)
2012
Alex Karras, American football player, wrestler, and actor (b. 1935)
2012
Piotr Lenartowicz, Polish philosopher and educator (b. 1934)
2012
Basil L. Plumley, American sergeant (b. 1920)
2012
Mark Poster, American philosopher and educator (b. 1941)
2012
Kyaw Zaw, Burmese commander and politician (b. 1919)
2011
Jagjit Singh, Indian singer-songwriter (b. 1941)
2010
Solomon Burke, American singer-songwriter and preacher (b. 1940)
2010
Joan Sutherland, Australian-Swiss soprano and actress (b. 1926)
2009
Stephen Gately, Irish singer-songwriter, dancer, and actor (b. 1976)
2008
Kazuyoshi Miura, Japanese businessman (b. 1947)
2006
Michael John Rogers, English ornithologist and academic (b. 1932)
2006
Ian Scott, Canadian lawyer and politician (b. 1934)
2005
Wayne C. Booth, American educator and critic (b. 1921)
2005
Milton Obote, Ugandan politician, 2nd President of Uganda (b. 1925)
2004
Ken Caminiti, American baseball player (b. 1963)
2004
Christopher Reeve, American actor, producer, and activist (b. 1952)
2004
Arthur H. Robinson, American geographer and cartographer (b. 1915)
2004
Maurice Shadbolt, New Zealand author and playwright (b. 1932)
2003
Eila Hiltunen, Finnish sculptor (b. 1922)
2003
Eugene Istomin, American pianist (b. 1925)
2001
Eddie Futch, American boxer and trainer (b. 1911)
2001
Vasily Mishin, Russian engineer (b. 1917)
2000
Sirimavo Bandaranaike, Sri Lankan lawyer and politician, 6th Prime Minister of Sri Lanka (b. 1916)
1998
Clark Clifford, American captain, lawyer, and politician 9th United States Secretary of Defense (b. 1906)
1998
Marvin Gay, Sr., American minister (b. 1914)
1998
Tommy Quaid, Irish hurler and manager (b. 1957)
1997
Michael J. S. Dewar, Indian-born American theoretical chemist who developed the Dewar-Chatt-Duncanson model (b. 1918)
1991
Nickolaus Hirschl, Austrian wrestler, discus thrower, and shot putter (b. 1906)
1990
Tom Murton, American penologist and activist (b. 1928)
1990
Nikolaos Pavlopoulos, Greek sculptor and academic (b. 1909)
1987
Behice Boran, Turkish Marxist politician, author and sociologist (b. 1910)
1986
Gleb Wataghin, Ukrainian-Italian physicist and academic (b. 1899)
1985
Yul Brynner, Russian actor (b. 1920)
1985
Orson Welles, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1915)
1983
Ralph Richardson, English actor (b. 1902)
1982
Jean Effel, French painter and journalist (b. 1908)
1979
Christopher Evans, English psychologist, computer scientist, and author (b. 1931)
1979
Paul Paray, French organist, composer, and conductor (b. 1886)
1978
Ralph Marterie, Italian-American trumpet player and bandleader (b. 1914)
1978
Ralph Metcalfe, American sprinter and politician (b. 1910)
1977
Angelo Muscat, Maltese-English actor (b. 1930)
1976
Silvana Armenulić, Bosnian singer and actress (b. 1939)
1976
Mirsada Mirjana Bajraktarević, Bosnian singer-songwriter (b. 1951)
1974
Werner Heyking, Danish actor (b. 1913)
1973
Ludwig von Mises, Ukrainian-American economist and sociologist (b. 1881)
1971
John Cawte Beaglehole, New Zealand historian and scholar (b. 1901)
1970
Édouard Daladier, French captain and politician, 105th Prime Minister of France (b. 1884)
1966
Charlotte Cooper, English-Scottish tennis player (b. 1870)
1964
Eddie Cantor, American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actor (b. 1892)
1964
Heinrich Neuhaus, Ukrainian-Russian pianist and educator (b. 1888)
1963
Roy Cazaly, Australian footballer and coach (b. 1893)
1963
Édith Piaf, French singer-songwriter and actress (b. 1915)
1962
Stancho Belkovski, Bulgarian-Polish architect (b. 1891)
1957
Karl Genzken, German physician (b. 1885)
1953
Erima Harvey Northcroft, New Zealand general, lawyer, and judge (b. 1884)
1949
Chikuhei Nakajima, Japanese engineer, businessman, and politician, founded Nakajima Aircraft Company (b. 1884)
1948
Ted Horn, American race car driver (b. 1910)
1940
Berton Churchill, Canadian-American actor and singer (b. 1876)
1935
Gustave Loiseau, French painter (b. 1865)
1930
Adolf Engler, German botanist and academic (b. 1844)
1927
August Kitzberg, Estonian author and playwright (b. 1855)
1927
Gustave Whitehead, German-American pilot and engineer (b. 1874)
1922
Andreas Karkavitsas, Greek physician and author (b. 1866)
1918
Henry Dobson, Australian politician, 17th Premier of Tasmania (b. 1841)
1914
Carol I of Romania (b. 1839)
1913
Adolphus Busch, German-American brewer and businessman, co-founded Anheuser-Busch (b. 1839)
1913
Katsura Tarō, Japanese general and politician, 6th Prime Minister of Japan (b. 1848)
1911
Jack Daniel, American businessman, founded Jack Daniel's (b. 1849)
1901
Lorenzo Snow, American religious leader, 5th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (b. 1814)
1893
Lip Pike, American baseball player and manager (b. 1845)
1876
Charles Joseph Sainte-Claire Deville, French geologist and meteorologist (b. 1814)
1875
Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, Russian author, poet, and playwright (b. 1817)
1872
William H. Seward, American lawyer and politician, 24th United States Secretary of State (b. 1801)
1857
George Washington Parke Custis, American author and playwright (b. 1781)
1837
Charles Fourier, French philosopher and academic (b. 1772)
1827
Ugo Foscolo, Italian author and poet (b. 1778)
1806
Prince Louis Ferdinand of Prussia (b. 1772)
1800
Gabriel Prosser, American rebel leader (b. 1776)
1795
Francesco Antonio Zaccaria, Italian historian and theologian (b. 1714)
1765
Lionel Sackville, 1st Duke of Dorset, English politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (b. 1688)
1759
Granville Elliott, English general (b. 1713)
1747
John Potter, English archbishop and academic (b. 1674)
1725
Philippe de Rigaud Vaudreuil, French politician, Governor of New France (b. 1643)
1723
William Cowper, 1st Earl Cowper, English lawyer and politician, Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain (b. 1665)
1720
Antoine Coysevox, French sculptor (b. 1640)
1714
Pierre Le Pesant, sieur de Boisguilbert, French economist and academic (b. 1646)
1708
David Gregory, Scottish mathematician and astronomer (b. 1659)
1691
Isaac de Benserade, French author and poet (b. 1613)
1674
Thomas Traherne, English poet (b. c. 1637)
1659
Abel Tasman, Dutch merchant and explorer (b. 1603)
1503
Peter II, Duke of Bourbon (b. 1438)
1359
Hugh IV of Cyprus (b. 1295)
1308
Patrick Dunbar, 8th Earl of Dunbar
1213
Frederick II, Duke of Lorraine
937
Wang Lingmou, chancellor of Wu
827
Pope Valentine (b. 800)
680
Abbas ibn Ali, son of Imam Ali
680
Ali al-Akbar ibn Husayn, son of Al-Husayn
680
Ali al-Asghar ibn Husayn, son of Al-Husayn
680
Habib ibn Madhahir
680
Husayn ibn Ali, third Shia Imam and grandson of Muhammad (b. 626)
644
Paulinus of York, English bishop and missionary
AD 19
Germanicus, Roman general (b. 15 BC)