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On This Day in History:  October 14

October 14 is the 287th day of the year (288th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 78 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2019
Lottery first-timer's $551,575 winner nearly ended up in trash. An Ireland man who bought his first-ever lottery ticket said the $551,575 winner nearly ended up in the trash at his local store.
2019
'You assume all the money noise stops when you finally have it'. What would you do if you suddenly came into a large amount of money?
2016
Judge rules NJ couple's lottery annuity payments can't be taxed retroactively. A New Jersey Tax Court judge has sided with a couple who won $46 million in the state lottery in 2000 and elected to have their winnings distributed in annual installments as a multiyear annuity payment, holding that the state did not have the right to retroactively tax their winnings after passing a new statute.
2016
Virginia man tossed winning $10 million lottery ticket on floor. If he'd known he just purchased a lottery ticket worth $10 million, this Virginia man would probably not have casually tossed it on the floor of his car.
2015
Texas authorities had previously investigated brother of lottery cheat. In Spring 2006, Texas law enforcement had initiated an investigation into Tommy Tipton, a Justice of the Peace in Texas, who was reported to have $500,000 in consecutively marked bills.
2014
Chinese lottery winner claims jackpot in bear costume. To pick up his giant check worth 520 million yuan (US$84.8 million) in lottery winnings, a Shanxi man disguised himself in a silly cartoon bear costume yesterday morning, providing perhaps the most delightful-looking press conference of the year.
2013
'Miracle' lottery win to let man visit gravely ill nephew, 7. Illinois Lottery spokesman Mike Lang said he has seen a lot of prizes awarded in his 23 years with the lottery, but his meeting with Conrad Selle when he came to claim the prize Monday at the lottery office in Springfield was "one of the more touching and unique."
2013
Postal worker prevents man from losing thousands to lottery scams. An observant postal clerk helped a man who had rival con-artists scheming him for cash, and it's a story that could help you or someone you know from falling for a similar scheme.
2013
Pennsylvania brothers still battling over $1M lottery ticket. A $1 million winning lottery ticket still has two Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, brothers fighting each other in court.
2013
Stolen lottery ticket leads to six felony charges and a winner empty-handed. Two men and one woman from Eau Claire, Wisconsin, are being charged with theft after police said they got caught stealing and claiming a winning $10,000 lottery ticket.
2012
Georgia man finds $1M lottery ticket in his truck. A Clayton County, Georgia, man who won $1 million in August didn't realize he was rich until he found a forgotten Powerball ticket in his truck.
2011
D.C. Lottery makes its pitch for Internet gambling. This much is clear: D.C. residents, or at least the handful of Ward 5 residents who came out to the Lamond-Riggs Library last night, don’t have much of a problem with Internet gambling.
2011
Indiana Lottery chief resigns after lavish office revealed. Hoosier Lottery Director Kathryn Densborn stepped down Friday after coming under fire for moving the lottery to a posh new headquarters in Indianapolis.
2011
Woman accused of killing Florida lottery winner sued by victim's estate. The estate of slain Lakeland, Florida, lottery winner Abraham Shakespeare has filed another lawsuit against the woman accused of killing him.
2011
San Diego ranked luckiest town in U.S.. San Diego, which has been touted as having one of the best climates in the United States, is also the luckiest, according to a new ranking.
2009
America's multi-state lottery titans agree to ticket-selling partnership. The Mega Millions consortium and Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL) have reached an agreement in principle to cross-sell Mega Millions and Powerball in all U.S. lottery jurisdictions.
2005
Scientific Games wrote parts of N.C. lottery law. A company that hopes to land the multimillion-dollar contract to run North Carolina's gambling operation used a link to House Speaker Jim Black to have the new lottery law written to its liking.
2005
Oklahoma lottery lines linger. Oklahoma University students and Norman residents continued to raid local convenience stores for lottery tickets Thursday; some even came home with extra cash.
2005
N.C. lottery now has official Internet site. The North Carolina lottery is now officially online, even though the first games aren't.
2004
Powerball Jackpot Reaches $15 Million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Wednesday's drawing the jackpot will grow to an estimated $15 million, with a cash option of $6.8 million.
2004
Oklahoma lottery question spurs contributions. Supporters and opponents of a state question that would allow a statewide lottery in Oklahoma have both raised more than $200,000 in the past month.
2003
Mass. Lottery needs to replace 2.2M defective scratch tickets. More than two million Massachusetts lottery scratch tickets will have to be replaced because they have a "shelf life" problem. If they sit around too long, the latex in the scratching area deteriorates and may become unscratchable.
2003
Florida Man Claims $3 Million Lotto Prize. Philip C. Dalton, 61, of North Port, Florida, claimed his winnings Monday afternoon from the only winning ticket in Saturday night's Florida Lotto. He had purchased the ticket at the North Port Winn-Dixie, 14483 Tamiami Trail.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$667 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Oct 16, 2018
2.$378 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 17, 2018
3.$305 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 15, 2005
4.$200 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Oct 16, 2009
5.€142 Million
US$179.81 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Oct 14, 2014
6.€157.35 Million
US$172.62 Million
Draw Date
Oct 15, 2016
7.$166 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Oct 14, 2014
8.$156 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 16, 2013
9.$143 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 14, 2017
10.$122 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 15, 2016
11.€95 Million
US$119.37 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Oct 20, 2006
12.$117 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 15, 2003
13.$105 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 15, 2011
14.$100 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 16, 2019
15.€90 Million
US$98.97 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Oct 14, 2016
16.$90 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 15, 2014
17.€74 Million
US$85.04 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Oct 19, 2018
18.$84 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Oct 16, 2015
19.$77 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Oct 14, 2005
20.$72 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Oct 15, 2010
21.€54 Million
US$70.43 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Oct 16, 2012
22.$70 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 17, 2012
22.$70 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 14, 2015
22.$70 Million
Draw Date
Oct 14, 2009
25.€50 Million
US$67.6 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Oct 15, 2013

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1990
Sunday, Oct 14, 1990
29 years old
1982
Thursday, Oct 14, 1982
37 years old
1976
Thursday, Oct 14, 1976
43 years old
1976
Thursday, Oct 14, 1976
43 years old
1972
Saturday, Oct 14, 1972
47 years old
1957
Monday, Oct 14, 1957
62 years old
1947
Tuesday, Oct 14, 1947
72 years old
1932
Friday, Oct 14, 1932
87 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day

2017
A massive truck bombing in Somalia kills 358 people and injures more than 400 others.
2015
A suicide bomb attack in Pakistan kills at least seven people and injures 13 others.
2014
A snowstorm and avalanche in the Nepalese Himalayas triggered by the remnants of Cyclone Hudhud kills 43 people.
2014
Utah State University receives a bomb threat against feminist media critic Anita Sarkeesian, who was to give a lecture the next day.
2014
The Serbia vs. Albania UEFA qualifying match is canceled after 42 minutes due to several incidents on and off the pitch. Albania is eventually awarded a win.
2012
Felix Baumgartner successfully jumps to Earth from a balloon in the stratosphere.
2001
MK Airlines Flight 1602 crashes during take off from Halifax Stanfield International Airport, killing all seven people on board.
1998
Eric Rudolph is charged with six bombings, including the 1996 Centennial Olympic Park bombing in Atlanta, Georgia.
1994
Yasser Arafat, Yitzhak Rabin and Shimon Peres receive the Nobel Peace Prize for their role in the establishment of the Oslo Accords and the framing of future Palestinian self government.
1991
Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
1982
U.S. President Ronald Reagan proclaims a War on Drugs.
1981
Vice President Hosni Mubarak is elected as the President of Egypt, one week after the assassination of Anwar Sadat.
1979
The first National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights draws approximately 100,000 people.
1977
Anita Bryant gets a pie thrown in her face at a news conference in Des Moines by gay rights activist Tom Higgins for her anti LGBT commentary.
1973
In the Thammasat student uprising, over 100,000 people protest in Thailand against the military government. Seventy-seven are killed and 857 are injured by soldiers.
1968
The first live TV broadcast by American astronauts in orbit is performed by the Apollo 7 crew.
1968
The 6.5 Mw Meckering earthquake shook the southwest portion of Western Australia with a maximum Mercalli intensity of IX (Violent), causing $2.2 million in damage and leaving 20-28 people dead.
1968
Jim Hines becomes the first man ever to break the so-called "ten-second barrier" in the 100-meter sprint with a time of 9.95 seconds.
1966
The city of Montreal begins the operation of its underground Montreal Metro rapid transit system.
1964
Martin Luther King Jr. received the Nobel Peace Prize for combating racial inequality through nonviolence.
1964
The Soviet Presidium and the Communist Party Central Committee each vote to accept Nikita Khrushchev's "voluntary" request to retire from his offices.
1962
The Cuban Missile Crisis begins when an American reconnaissance aircraft takes photographs of Soviet ballistic missiles being installed in Cuba.
1957
The 23rd Canadian Parliament becomes the only one to be personally opened by the Queen of Canada.
1957
At least 81 people are killed in the most devastating flood in the history of the Spanish city of Valencia.
1956
Dr. B. R. Ambedkar converts from Hinduism to Buddhism along with 385,000 of his followers.
1952
Korean War: The Battle of Triangle Hill is the biggest and bloodiest battle of 1952.
1949
The Smith Act trials of Communist Party leaders in the United States convicts eleven defendants of conspiring to advocate the violent overthrow of the federal government.
1947
Chuck Yeager becomes the first person to exceed the speed of sound.
1944
World War II: Linked to a plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler, Field Marshal Erwin Rommel is forced to commit suicide.
1943
World War II: Prisoners at the Sobibór extermination camp in Poland revolt against the Germans.
1943
World War II: The American Eighth Air Force loses 60 of 291 B-17 Flying Fortress during the Second Raid on Schweinfurt.
1943
World War II: The Second Philippine Republic, a puppet state of Japan, is inaugurated with José P. Laurel as its president.
1940
World War II: The Balham underground station disaster kills sixty-six people during the London Blitz.
1939
World War II: The German submarine U-47 sinks the British battleship HMS Royal Oak within her harbour at Scapa Flow, Scotland.
1938
The first flight of the Curtiss P-40 Warhawk fighter plane.
1933
Germany withdraws from the League of Nations and World Disarmament Conference.
1926
The children's book Winnie-the-Pooh, by A. A. Milne, is first published.
1920
Finland and Soviet Russia sign the Treaty of Tartu, exchanging some territories.
1915
World War I: Bulgaria joins the Central Powers.
1913
Senghenydd colliery disaster, the United Kingdom's worst coal mining accident, claims the lives of 439 miners.
1912
Former president Theodore Roosevelt is shot and mildly wounded by John Flammang Schrank. With the fresh wound in his chest, and the bullet still within it, Roosevelt delivers his scheduled speech.
1910
English aviator Claude Grahame-White lands his aircraft on Executive Avenue near the White House in Washington, D.C.
1908
The Chicago Cubs defeat the Detroit Tigers, 2-0, clinching the 1908 World Series; this would be their last until winning the 2016 World Series.
1898
The steam ship SS Mohegan sinks near the Lizard peninsula, Cornwall, killing 106.
1888
Louis Le Prince films the first motion picture, Roundhay Garden Scene.
1884
American inventor George Eastman receives a U.S. Government patent on his new paper-strip film.
1863
American Civil War: Confederate troops under the command of A. P. Hill fail to drive the Union Army completely out of Virginia.
1843
Irish nationalist Daniel O'Connell arrested by British on charges of criminal conspiracy.
1808
The Republic of Ragusa is annexed by France.
1806
War of the Fourth Coalition: Napoleon decisively defeats Prussia at the Battle of Jena-Auerstedt.
1805
War of the Third Coalition: A French corps defeats an Austrian attempt to escape encirclement at Ulm.
1773
The first recorded ministry of education, the Commission of National Education, is formed in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth.
1758
Seven Years' War: Frederick the Great suffers a rare defeat at the Battle of Hochkirch.
1656
Massachusetts enacts the first punitive legislation against the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).
1586
Mary, Queen of Scots, goes on trial for conspiracy against Queen Elizabeth I of England.
1322
Robert the Bruce of Scotland defeats King Edward II of England at the Battle of Old Byland, forcing Edward to accept Scotland's independence.
1066
The Norman conquest of England begins with the Battle of Hastings.

Births On This Day

2001
Rowan Blanchard, American actress
1999
Laura Zeng, American rhythmic gymnast
1994
Joe Burgess, English rugby league player
1994
Jaelen Feeney, Australian rugby league player
1994
Jared Goff, American football player
1993
Ashton Agar, Australian cricketer
1992
Ahmed Musa, Nigerian footballer
1990
Jordan Clark, English cricketer
1989
Mia Wasikowska, Australian actress
1988
Will Atkinson, English footballer
1988
Glenn Maxwell, Australian cricketer
1988
Max Thieriot, American actor and director
1988
Mario Titone, Italian footballer
1988
Ocean Vuong, Vietnamese-American poet
1986
Tom Craddock, English footballer
1985
Alexandre Sarnes Negrão, Brazilian race car driver
1985
Ivan Pernar, Croatian Member of Parliament
1984
LaRon Landry, American football player
1984
Alex Scott, English footballer
1983
Betty Heidler, German hammer thrower
1982
Ryan Hall, American runner
1982
Matt Roth, American football player
1981
Boof Bonser, American baseball player
1981
Gautam Gambhir, Indian cricketer
1980
Paúl Ambrosi, Ecuadorian footballer
1980
Amjad Khan, Danish-English cricketer
1980
Scott Kooistra, American football player
1980
Niels Lodberg, Danish footballer
1980
Terrence McGee, American football player
1980
Ben Whishaw, English actor
1979
Stacy Keibler, American wrestler and actress
1979
Liina-Grete Lilender, Estonian figure skater and coach
1978
Justin Lee Brannan, American guitarist and songwriter
1978
Ryan Church, American baseball player
1978
Paul Hunter, English snooker player (d. 2006)
1978
Jana Macurová, Czech tennis player
1978
Steven Thompson, Scottish footballer
1978
Usher, American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actor
1978
Javon Walker, American football player
1977
Saeed Ajmal, Pakistani cricketer
1977
Barry Ditewig, Dutch footballer
1977
Carl Johan Grimmark, Swedish guitarist
1977
Kelly Schumacher, American-Canadian basketball and volleyball player
1976
Tillakaratne Dilshan, Sri Lankan cricketer
1975
Michael Duberry, English footballer
1975
Floyd Landis, American cyclist
1975
Shaznay Lewis, English singer-songwriter
1975
Carlos Spencer, New Zealand rugby player
1974
Jessica Drake, American porn actress and director
1974
Samuel José da Silva Vieira, Brazilian footballer
1974
Natalie Maines, American singer-songwriter
1974
Viktor Röthlin, Swiss runner
1974
Shaggy 2 Dope, American rapper and producer
1974
Tümer Metin, Turkish footballer
1973
Thom Brooks, American-British political philosopher and legal scholar
1973
Lasha Zhvania, Georgian businessman and politician
1972
Erika deLone, American tennis player
1972
Julian O'Neill, Australian rugby league player
1971
Jorge Costa, Portuguese footballer and manager
1971
Robert Jaworski Jr., Filipino basketball player and politician
1970
Martin Barbarič, Czech footballer and coach (d. 2013)
1970
Jim Jackson, American basketball player and sportscaster
1970
Meelis Lindmaa, Estonian footballer
1970
Hiromi Nagasaku, Japanese actress and singer
1970
Jon Seda, American actor
1970
Pär Zetterberg, Swedish footballer
1969
P. J. Brown, American basketball player
1969
Viktor Onopko, Russian footballer and manager
1969
David Strickland, American actor (d. 1999)
1968
Jay Ferguson, Canadian guitarist and songwriter
1968
Johnny Goudie, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actor
1968
Matthew Le Tissier, English footballer and journalist
1968
Dwayne Schintzius, American basketball player and coach (d. 2012)
1967
Pat Kelly, American baseball player, coach, and manager
1967
Sylvain Lefebvre, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1967
Jason Plato, English race car driver and television host
1967
Werner Daehn, German actor
1965
Steve Coogan, English actor, producer, and screenwriter
1965
Jüri Jaanson, Estonian rower and politician
1965
Constantine Koukias, Greek-Australian flute player and composer
1965
Karyn White, American singer-songwriter
1964
Joe Girardi, American baseball player and manager
1963
Lori Petty, American actress
1962
Jaan Ehlvest, Estonian chess player
1962
Trevor Goddard, English-American actor (d. 2003)
1962
Chris Thomas King, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actor
1961
Isaac Mizrahi, American fashion designer
1960
Steve Cram, English runner and coach
1960
Zbigniew Kruszyński, Polish footballer and coach
1959
A. J. Pero, American drummer (d. 2015)
1958
Thomas Dolby, English singer-songwriter and producer
1957
Michel Després, Canadian lawyer and politician
1957
Gen Nakatani, Japanese lawyer and politician, 13th Japanese Minister of Defense
1956
Ümit Besen, Turkish singer-songwriter
1956
Beth Daniel, American golfer and sportscaster
1956
Jennell Jaquays, American game designer
1956
Arleen Sorkin, American actress, producer, and screenwriter
1955
Iwona Blazwick, English curator and critic
1954
Carole Malone, English journalist
1954
Mordechai Vanunu, Moroccan-Israeli technician and academic
1953
Greg Evigan, American actor
1953
Kazumi Watanabe, Japanese guitarist and composer
1952
Harry Anderson, American actor and screenwriter (d. 2018)
1952
Nikolai Andrianov, Russian gymnast and coach (d. 2011)
1952
Rick Aviles, American comedian and actor (d. 1995)
1951
Aad van den Hoek, Dutch cyclist
1950
Joey Travolta, American actor, director, and producer
1949
Damian Lau, Hong Kong actor, director, and producer
1949
Katy Manning, English-Australian actress and production manager
1949
Katha Pollitt, American poet and author
1949
Dave Schultz, Canadian ice hockey player and referee
1948
Marcia Barrett, Jamaican-English singer
1948
Norman Ornstein, American political scientist and scholar
1947
Norman Harris, American guitarist, songwriter, and producer (d. 1987)
1947
Charlie Joiner, American football player
1947
Nikolai Volkoff, Croatian-American wrestler (d. 2018)
1946
François Bozizé, Gabonese general and politician, President of the Central African Republic
1946
Joey de Leon, Filipino comedian, actor and television host
1946
Justin Hayward, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
1946
Dan McCafferty, Scottish singer-songwriter
1946
Al Oliver, American baseball player
1946
Craig Venter, American biologist, geneticist, and academic
1945
Colin Hodgkinson, English bass player
1945
Daan Jippes, Dutch author and illustrator
1945
Lesley Joseph, English actress
1944
Udo Kier, German-American actor and director
1942
Bob Hiller, English rugby player
1942
Evelio Javier, Filipino lawyer and politician (d. 1986)
1942
Péter Nádas, Hungarian author and playwright
1942
Suzzanna, Indonesian actress (d. 2008)
1941
Jerry Glanville, American football player and coach
1941
Eddie Keher, Irish sportsman (hurling)
1941
Laurie Lawrence, Australian rugby player and coach
1941
Art Shamsky, American baseball player and manager
1941
Roger Taylor, English tennis player
1940
Perrie Mans, South African snooker player
1940
Cliff Richard, Indian-English singer-songwriter and actor
1940
J. C. Snead, American golfer
1940
Christopher Timothy, Welsh actor, director, and screenwriter
1939
Ralph Lauren, American fashion designer, founded the Ralph Lauren Corporation
1939
Rocky Thompson, American golfer and politician
1938
Farah Pahlavi, Empress of Iran
1938
John Dean, American lawyer and author, 13th White House Counsel
1938
Elizabeth Esteve-Coll, English curator and academic
1938
Ron Lancaster, American-Canadian football player and coach (d. 2008)
1938
Shula Marks, South African historian and academic
1938
Melba Montgomery, American country music singer
1936
Hans Kraay, Dutch footballer and manager
1936
Jürg Schubiger, Swiss psychotherapist and author (d. 2014)
1932
Enrico Di Giuseppe, American tenor and actor (d. 2005)
1932
Anatoly Larkin, Russian-American physicist and academic (d. 2005)
1930
Robert Parker, American singer and saxophonist
1930
Mobutu Sese Seko, Congolese soldier and politician, President of Zaire (d. 1997)
1930
Alan Williams, Welsh journalist and politician, Shadow Secretary of State for Wales (d. 2014)
1929
Yvon Durelle, Canadian boxer and wrestler (d. 2007)
1928
Frank E. Resnik, American chemist and businessman (d. 1995)
1927
Roger Moore, English actor and producer (d. 2017)
1926
Willy Alberti, Dutch singer and actor (d. 1985)
1923
Joel Barnett, English accountant and politician, Chief Secretary to the Treasury (d. 2014)
1921
José Arraño Acevedo, Chilean journalist and historian (d. 2009)
1918
Marcel Chaput, Canadian biochemist, journalist, and politician (d. 1991)
1918
Thelma Coyne Long, Australian tennis player and captain (d. 2015)
1918
Doug Ring, Australian cricketer and sportscaster (d. 2003)
1916
C. Everett Koop, American admiral and surgeon, 13th United States Surgeon General (d. 2013)
1915
Loris Francesco Capovilla, Italian cardinal (d. 2016)
1914
Harry Brecheen, American baseball player and coach (d. 2004)
1914
Raymond Davis Jr., American chemist and physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2006)
1914
Alexis Rannit, Estonian poet and critic (d. 1985)
1911
Lê Đức Thọ, Vietnamese general and politician, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1990)
1910
John Wooden, American basketball player and coach (d. 2010)
1909
Mochitsura Hashimoto, Japanese commander (d. 2000)
1909
Dorothy Kingsley, American screenwriter and producer (d. 1996)
1909
Bernd Rosemeyer, German race car driver (d. 1938)
1908
Ruth Hale, American actress and playwright (d. 2003)
1907
Allan Jones, American actor and singer (d. 1992)
1906
Hassan al-Banna, Egyptian religious leader, founded the Muslim Brotherhood (d. 1949)
1906
Hannah Arendt, German-American philosopher and theorist (d. 1975)
1904
Christian Pineau, French politician, French Minister of Foreign Affairs (d. 1995)
1904
Mikhail Pervukhin, Soviet politician, First Deputy Premier of the Soviet Union (d. 1978)
1902
Learco Guerra, Italian cyclist and manager (d. 1963)
1902
Arthur Justice, Australian rugby league player, coach, and administrator (d. 1977)
1900
W. Edwards Deming, American statistician, author, and academic (d. 1993)
1898
Thomas William Holmes, Canadian sergeant and pilot, Victoria Cross recipient (d. 1950)
1897
Alicja Dorabialska (d. 1975), Polish chemist
1894
E. E. Cummings, American poet and playwright (d. 1962)
1894
Victoria Drummond, British marine engineer (d. 1978)
1893
Lillian Gish, American actress (d. 1993)
1892
Sumner Welles, American politician and diplomat, 11th Under Secretary of State (d. 1961)
1890
Dwight D. Eisenhower, American general and politician, 34th President of the United States (d. 1969)
1888
Katherine Mansfield, New Zealand novelist, short story writer, and essayist (d. 1923)
1888
Yukio Sakurauchi, Japanese businessman and politician, 27th Japanese Minister of Finance (d. 1947)
1882
Éamon de Valera, American-Irish rebel and politician, 3rd President of Ireland (d. 1975)
1882
Charlie Parker, English cricketer, coach, and umpire (d. 1959)
1872
Reginald Doherty, English tennis player (d. 1910)
1871
Alexander von Zemlinsky, Austrian composer, conductor, and teacher (d. 1942)
1869
Joseph Duveen, 1st Baron Duveen, English art dealer (d. 1939)
1867
Masaoka Shiki, Japanese poet, author, and critic (d. 1902)
1861
Julia A. Ames, American journalist, editor, and reformer (d. 1891)
1853
John William Kendrick, American engineer and businessman (d. 1924)
1848
Byron Edmund Walker, Canadian banker and philanthropist (d. 1924)
1844
John See, English-Australian politician, 14th Premier of New South Wales (d. 1907)
1842
Joe Start, American baseball player and manager (d. 1927)
1840
Dmitry Pisarev, Russian author and critic (d. 1868)
1824
Adolphe Monticelli, French painter (d. 1886)
1806
Preston King, American lawyer and politician (d. 1865)
1801
Joseph Plateau, Belgian physicist and academic, created the Phenakistoscope (d. 1883)
1784
Ferdinand VII of Spain (d. 1833)
1733
François Sébastien Charles Joseph de Croix, Count of Clerfayt, Austrian field marshal (d. 1798)
1726
Charles Middleton, 1st Baron Barham, Scottish-English admiral and politician (d. 1813)
1712
George Grenville, English lawyer and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1770)
1687
Robert Simson, Scottish mathematician and academic (d. 1768)
1644
William Penn, English businessman who founded Pennsylvania (d. 1718)
1643
Bahadur Shah I, Mughal emperor (d. 1712)
1641
Joachim Tielke, German instrument maker (d. 1719)
1639
Simon van der Stel, Dutch commander and politician, 1st Governor of the Dutch Cape Colony (d. 1712)
1633
James II of England (d. 1701)
1630
Sophia of Hanover (d. 1714)
1609
Ernest Günther, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg (d. 1689)
1569
Giambattista Marino, Italian poet (d. 1625)
1563
Jodocus Hondius, Flemish engraver and cartographer (d. 1611)
1542
Philip IV, Count of Nassau-Weilburg (d. 1602)
1493
Shimazu Tadayoshi, Japanese daimyō (d. 1568)
1465
Konrad Peutinger, German humanist and antiquarian (d. 1547)
1425
Alesso Baldovinetti, Italian painter (d. 1499)
1404
Marie of Anjou (d. 1463)
1257
Przemysł II of Poland (d. 1296)

Deaths On This Day

2018
Milena Dravić, Serbian actress (b. 1940)
2017
Daniel Webb, American baseball player (b. 1989)
2016
Helen Kelly, New Zealand trade union leader (b. 1964)
2015
Nurlan Balgimbayev, Kazakh politician, 3rd Prime Minister of Kazakhstan (b. 1947)
2015
Mathieu Kérékou, Beninese soldier and politician, President of Benin (b. 1933)
2015
Margaret Keyes, American historian and academic (b. 1918)
2015
Radhakrishna Hariram Tahiliani, Indian admiral (b. 1930)
2014
A. H. Halsey, English sociologist and academic (b. 1923)
2014
Leonard Liggio, American author and academic (b. 1933)
2014
Elizabeth Peña, American actress (b. 1959)
2013
Wally Bell, American baseball player and umpire (b. 1965)
2013
Max Cahner, German-Catalan historian and politician (b. 1936)
2013
Kōichi Iijima, Japanese author and poet (b. 1930)
2013
Bruno Metsu, French footballer and manager (b. 1954)
2013
Frank Moore, American painter and poet (b. 1946)
2013
Käty van der Mije-Nicolau, Romanian-Dutch chess player (b. 1940)
2012
John Clive, English actor and author (b. 1933)
2012
Max Fatchen, Australian journalist and author (b. 1920)
2012
James R. Grover Jr., American lawyer and politician (b. 1919)
2012
Larry Sloan, American publisher, co-founded Price Stern Sloan (b. 1922)
2012
Arlen Specter, American lieutenant and politician (b. 1930)
2012
Dody Weston Thompson, American photographer (b. 1923)
2012
Gart Westerhout, Dutch-American astronomer and academic (b. 1927)
2011
Reg Alcock, Canadian businessman and politician (b. 1948)
2011
Ashawna Hailey, American computer scientist and philanthropist (b. 1949)
2010
Simon MacCorkindale, English actor, director, and producer (b. 1952)
2010
Benoit Mandelbrot, Polish-American mathematician and economist (b. 1924)
2009
Martyn Sanderson, New Zealand actor and screenwriter (b. 1938)
2009
Collin Wilcox, American actress (b. 1935)
2009
Lou Albano, American professional wrestler (b. 1933)
2008
Robert Furman, American engineer and intelligence officer (b. 1915)
2008
Kazys Petkevičius, Lithuanian basketball player and coach (b. 1926)
2006
Freddy Fender, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1937)
2006
Klaas Runia, Dutch theologian and journalist (b. 1926)
2006
Gerry Studds, American educator and politician (b. 1937)
2003
Patrick Dalzel-Job, English linguist, commander, and navigator (b. 1913)
2002
Norbert Schultze, German composer and conductor (b. 1911)
2000
Art Coulter, Canadian-American ice hockey player (b. 1909)
2000
Tony Roper, American race car driver (b. 1964)
1999
Julius Nyerere, Tanzanian educator and politician, 1st President of Tanzania (b. 1922)
1998
Cleveland Amory, American author and activist (b. 1917)
1998
Frankie Yankovic, American accordion player (b. 1916)
1997
Harold Robbins, American author (b. 1915)
1990
Leonard Bernstein, American pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1918)
1986
Keenan Wynn, American actor (b. 1916)
1986
Takahiko Yamanouchi, Japanese physicist (b. 1902)
1985
Emil Gilels, Ukrainian-Russian pianist (b. 1916)
1984
Martin Ryle, English astronomer and physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1918)
1983
Willard Price, Canadian-American historian and author (b. 1887)
1982
Louis Rougier, French philosopher from the Vienna Circle (b. 1889)
1977
Bing Crosby, American singer-songwriter and actor (b. 1903)
1976
Edith Evans, English actress (b. 1888)
1973
Edmund A. Chester, American journalist and broadcaster (b. 1897)
1973
Ahmed Hamdi, Egyptian general and engineer (b. 1929)
1969
Haguroyama Masaji, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 36th Yokozuna (b. 1914)
1969
August Sang, Estonian poet and translator (b. 1914)
1967
Marcel Aymé, French author and playwright (b. 1902)
1966
Arthur Folwell, English-Australian rugby league player, coach, and administrator (b. 1904)
1965
William Hogenson, American sprinter (b. 1884)
1965
Randall Jarrell, American poet and author (b. 1914)
1961
Paul Ramadier, French politician, 129th Prime Minister of France (b. 1888)
1961
Harriet Shaw Weaver, English journalist and activist (b. 1876)
1960
Abram Ioffe, Russian physicist and academic (b. 1880)
1959
Jack Davey, New Zealand-Australian singer and radio host (b. 1907)
1959
Errol Flynn, Australian-American actor, singer, and producer (b. 1909)
1958
Douglas Mawson, Australian geologist, academic, and explorer (b. 1882)
1953
Émile Sarrade, French rugby player and tug of war competitor (b. 1877)
1953
Kyuichi Tokuda, Japanese lawyer and politician (b. 1894)
1944
Erwin Rommel, German field marshal (b. 1891)
1943
Sobibór uprising: Rudolf Beckmann, German SS officer (b. 1910)
1943
Sobibór uprising: Siegfried Graetschus, German sergeant (b. 1916)
1943
Sobibór uprising: Johann Niemann, German lieutenant (b. 1913)
1942
Noboru Yamaguchi, Japanese mob boss (b. 1902)
1930
Samuel van Houten, Dutch lawyer and politician, Dutch Minister of the Interior (b. 1837)
1929
Henri Berger, German composer and bandleader (b. 1844)
1923
Marcellus Emants, Dutch-Swiss author, poet, and playwright (b. 1848)
1911
John Marshall Harlan, American lawyer and politician (b. 1833)
1831
Jean-Louis Pons, French astronomer and educator (b. 1761)
1758
James Francis Edward Keith, Scottish-Prussian field marshal (b. 1696)
1747
Amaro Pargo, Spanish corsair (b. 1678)
1711
Tewoflos, Ethiopian emperor (b. 1708)
1703
Thomas Kingo, Danish bishop and poet (b. 1634)
1669
Antonio Cesti, Italian organist and composer (b. 1623)
1637
Gabriello Chiabrera, Italian poet (b. 1552)
1631
Sophie of Mecklenburg-Güstrow, queen of Denmark and Norway (b. 1557)
1619
Samuel Daniel, English poet and historian (b. 1562)
1618
Gervase Clifton, 1st Baron Clifton, English nobleman (b.c. 1570)
1610
Amago Yoshihisa, Japanese daimyō (b. 1540)
1568
Jacques Arcadelt, Dutch singer and composer (b. 1507)
1565
Thomas Chaloner, English poet and politician (b. 1521)
1552
Oswald Myconius, Swiss theologian and reformer (b. 1488)
1536
Garcilaso de la Vega, Spanish poet (b. 1503)
1416
Henry the Mild, duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg
1318
Edward Bruce, High King of Ireland (b. 1275)
1256
Kujō Yoritsugu, Japanese shogun (b. 1239)
1240
Razia Sultana, Only female sultan of Delhi (b. c. 1205)
1217
Isabella, English noblewoman and wife of John of England (b. c. 1173)
1213
Geoffrey Fitz Peter, 1st Earl of Essex, English sheriff and Chief Justiciar
1184
Yusuf I, Almohad caliph (b. 1135)
1092
Nizam al-Mulk, Persian scholar and politician (b. 1018)
1077
Andronicus Ducas, Byzantine courtier (b. 1022)
1066
Harold Godwinson, English king (b. 1022)
1066
Leofwine Godwinson, English nobleman and brother of Harold II
1066
Gyrth Godwinson, English nobleman and brother of Harold II
996
Al-Aziz Billah, Fatimid caliph (b. 955)
962
Gerloc, Frankish noblewoman
869
Pang Xun, Chinese rebel leader
841
Shi Yuanzhong, Chinese governor
530
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