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On This Day in History:  October 16

October 16 is the 289th day of the year (290th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 76 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2019
Mississippi to start selling lottery tickets Nov. 25. People wanting to play the Mississippi lottery will be able to do so slightly sooner than expected.
2018
$667 MILLION: Biggest Mega Millions jackpot ever. Mega Millions is making history tonight, with the biggest jackpot the multi-state lottery game has ever seen.
2015
CT Lottery expands 5 Card Cash game to include progressive jackpot. Starting this Sunday, Connecticut lottery players will have a new "ALL IN" option on the state's 5 Card Cash game offering the chance to win bigger instant prizes, including a new progressive jackpot.
2015
NJ Lottery private operator on track to meet budget projections. Increased sales mean New Jersey's lottery contribution to the state budget is on track to meet its target for 2016 after falling short the first two years of a long-term contract with a private operator.
2013
German ordered to let ex-wife share in lottery win. A German federal court has ruled that a divorced man must pay his ex-wife 242,500 euros (US$328,000) out of his winnings from a lottery ticket because they weren't formally divorced at the time he won.
2012
Kansas woman has big prize taken away after it was awarded. A Pratt, Kansas, woman was thrilled when she won a NASCAR prize package for this weekend, but that feeling soon turned to disappointment when the Kansas Lottery took the prize back.
2011
Mass. Lottery game was sure-thing for a few groups. A Boston Globe investigation found that Massachusetts Lottery managers for years allowed and some say even encouraged gambling groups to manipulate the Cash WinFall game to reap big rewards.
2010
Canada lottery winner robbed, beaten. The daughter of a Canadian lottery winner said she believes her mother was robbed and beaten because information was published about the winner.
2007
Lottery Post member receives Distinguished Service Award. Lottery Post member "GoArmy" earned the highest-level civilian decoration for saving a woman and two children, at risk of his own life. Read the story of three heros who put the saftey of other people ahead of their own.
2007
Some States Consider Leasing Their Lotteries. An in-depth look at the issues and repercussions behind the current trend of lottery privitization.
2007
More than $240 million unclaimed by lottery winners. In the past ten years, more than $240 million has gone unclaimed by winners of the Illinois Lottery.
2007
Fight over lottery ticket heads to court. In a Bartow, Florida, courtroom, two men are dreaming of being a millionaire, but only one will.
2007
Tennessee couple accused of stealing thousands of lottery tickets. A Maryville, Tennessee, couple is out on bond after being accused of stealing thousands of lottery tickets.
2007
Lottery CEO fired one day after poll. The president of the B.C. Lottery Corporation was fired one day after an internal poll last May showed public trust in the corporation had plummeted in the wake of a warning by the province's Ombudsman of possible fraud by some retailers.
2005
Powerball Lottery Jackpot Grows to New Record of $340 Million. Wednesday's Powerball jackpot will be the largest in the game's history. The estimated $340 million jackpot breaks the game's previous record of $314.9 million won on December 25th, 2002.
2003
Powerball Jackpot Jumps to $140 Million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Wednesday's drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $140 million, with a cash option of $74.1 million. That ranks as the 8th largest Powerball jackpot ever.
2003
Texas may move to join Mega Millions today. The Texas Lottery Commission could formalize its decision to enter the multi-state lottery game Mega Millions today, a move expected to bring more than $50 million a year to state coffers.
2003
High Court OKs Lottery Worker's Prosecution. Massachusetts' high court cleared the way Tuesday for the prosecution of a septuagenarian former Lottery worker accused of stealing money and lottery tickets from the agency.
2003
$28M Calif. Lotto Ticket Still Unclaimed. Someone out there could be a millionaire tonight and not even know it. A huge California lottery jackpot has gone unclaimed for more than a month now.
2003
Lottery scammer jailed. The "bagman" in an Edmonton bogus lottery scam that bilked $368,000 from vulnerable U.S. seniors was handed a 26-month prison term yesterday.
2003
N.J. Lottery ticket worth $6.1M. According to a statement released by New Jersey Lottery, the owner of a Pick 6 ticket sold in Vineland won the contest's top prize in Monday's drawing, but has yet to come forward to claim the prize.
2003
S.C. Lottery puts $20 million in education account in October. The South Carolina lottery has transferred more than $78 million to education programs in the fiscal year that began July 1.

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.$340 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 19, 2005
4.€162 Million
US$207.02 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Oct 17, 2014
5.$200 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Oct 16, 2009
6.$180 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Oct 17, 2014
7.€158.66 Million
US$174.43 Million
Draw Date
Oct 18, 2016
8.$156 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 16, 2013
8.$156 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 18, 2017
10.$140 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 18, 2003
11.$136 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 19, 2016
12.$124 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 19, 2011
13.€95 Million
US$119.37 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Oct 20, 2006
14.$100 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 18, 2014
14.$100 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 16, 2019
16.$90 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Oct 18, 2005
17.$86 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Oct 19, 2010
18.€74 Million
US$85.04 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Oct 19, 2018
19.$84 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Oct 16, 2015
20.$80 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 17, 2015
21.$75 Million
California
SuperLotto Plus
Draw Date
Oct 18, 2003
22.$73 Million
Draw Date
Oct 17, 2009
23.$71 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Oct 18, 2019
24.€54 Million
US$70.43 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Oct 16, 2012
25.$70 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 17, 2012

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1970
Friday, Oct 16, 1970
49 years old
1964
Friday, Oct 16, 1964
55 years old
1964
Friday, Oct 16, 1964
55 years old
1956
Tuesday, Oct 16, 1956
63 years old
1956
Tuesday, Oct 16, 1956
63 years old
1956
Tuesday, Oct 16, 1956
63 years old
1946
Wednesday, Oct 16, 1946
73 years old
1942
Friday, Oct 16, 1942
77 years old
1940
Wednesday, Oct 16, 1940
79 years old
(year not provided)
(year not provided)

Worldwide Events On This Day

2017
Storm Ophelia strikes the U.K. and Ireland causing major damage and power loss.
2013
Lao Airlines Flight 301 crashes on approach to Pakse International Airport in Laos, killing 49 people.
2002
The Bibliotheca Alexandrina opens in Egypt, commemorating the ancient library of Alexandria.
1998
Former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet is arrested in London on a murder extradition warrant.
1996
Eighty-four football fans die and 180 are injured in a massive crush at a match in Guatemala City.
1995
The Million Man March takes place in Washington, D.C. About 837,000 attended.
1995
The Skye Bridge in Scotland is opened.
1991
George Hennard runs amok in Killeen, Texas, killing 23 and wounding 20.
1984
Desmond Tutu is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
1978
Pope John Paul II becomes the first non-Italian pontiff since 1523.
1975
Indonesian troops kill the Balibo Five, a group of Australian journalists, Portuguese Timor.
1975
Three-year-old Rahima Banu, from Bangladesh, is the last known case of naturally occurring smallpox.
1975
The Australian Coalition sparks a constitutional crisis when they vote to defer funding for the government's annual budget.
1973
Henry Kissinger and Lê Đức Thọ are awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
1970
Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau invokes the War Measures Act during the October Crisis.
1968
Tommie Smith and John Carlos are ejected from the US Olympic team for participating in the Olympics Black Power salute.
1968
Kingston, Jamaica is rocked by the Rodney riots, inspired by the barring of Walter Rodney from the country.
1968
Yasunari Kawabata becomes the first Japanese person to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.
1964
China detonates its first nuclear weapon.
1964
Leonid Brezhnev becomes leader of the Soviet Communist Party, while Alexei Kosygin becomes the head of government.
1951
The first Prime Minister of Pakistan, Liaquat Ali Khan, is assassinated in Rawalpindi.
1950
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis is published.
1949
The Greek Communist Party announces a "temporary cease-fire", thus ending the Greek Civil War.
1947
The Philippines takes over the administration of the Turtle Islands and the Mangsee Islands from the United Kingdom.
1946
Nuremberg trials: Defendants in the Main Trial are executed.
1943
Holocaust in Italy: Raid of the Ghetto of Rome
1940
Holocaust in Poland: The Warsaw Ghetto is established.
1939
World War II: No. 603 Squadron RAF intercepts the first Luftwaffe raid on Britain.
1934
Chinese Communists begin the Long March to escape Nationalist encirclement.
1923
The Walt Disney Company is founded.
1919
Adolf Hitler delivers his first public address at a meeting of the German Workers' Party.
1916
Margaret Sanger opens the first family planning clinic in the United States.
1909
William Howard Taft and Porfirio Díaz hold the first summit between a U.S. and a Mexican president. They narrowly escape assassination.
1906
The Wilhelm Voigt fools the city hall of Köpenick and several soldiers by impersonating a Prussian officer.
1905
The Partition of Bengal in India takes place.
1882
The Nickel Plate Railroad opens for business.
1875
Brigham Young University is founded in Provo, Utah.
1869
The Cardiff Giant, one of the most famous American hoaxes, is "discovered".
1869
Girton College, Cambridge is founded, becoming England's first residential college for women.
1859
John Brown leads a raid on Harpers Ferry, Virginia.
1847
The novel Jane Eyre is published in London.
1846
William T. G. Morton administers ether anesthesia during a surgical operation.
1843
William Rowan Hamilton invents quaternions, a three-dimensional system of complex numbers.
1841
Queen's University is founded in the Province of Canada.
1836
Great Trek: Afrikaner voortrekkers repulse a Matabele attack, but lose their livestock.
1834
Much of the ancient structure of the Palace of Westminster in London burns to the ground.
1817
Simón Bolívar sentences Manuel Piar to death for challenging the racial-caste in Venezuela.
1813
The Sixth Coalition attacks Napoleon in the three-day Battle of Leipzig.
1805
War of the Third Coalition: Napoleon surrounds the Austrian army at Ulm.
1793
French Revolution: Queen Marie Antoinette is executed.
1793
War of the First Coalition: French victory at the Battle of Wattignies forces Austria to raise the siege of Maubeuge.
1780
American Revolutionary War: The British-led Royalton raid is the last Native American raid on New England.
1780
The Great Hurricane of 1780 finishes after its sixth day, killing between 20,000 and 24,000 residents of the Lesser Antilles.
1736
Mathematician William Whiston's predicted comet fails to strike the Earth.
1590
Prince Gesualdo of Venosa murders his wife and her lover.
1384
Jadwiga is crowned King of Poland, although she is a woman.
1311
The Council of Vienne convenes for the first time.
955
King Otto I defeats a Slavic revolt in what is now Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.
912
Abd ar-Rahman III becomes the 8th Emir of Córdoba
690
Empress Wu Zetian ascends to the throne of the Tang dynasty and proclaims herself ruler of the Chinese Empire.
456
Ricimer defeats Avitus at Piacenza and becomes master of the Western Roman Empire.

Births On This Day

1997
Charles Leclerc, Monégasque Formula One driver
1997
Naomi Osaka, Haitian-Japanese tennis player
1994
Adam Elliott, Australian rugby league player
1994
Amelia Lily, English singer-songwriter
1993
Caroline Garcia, French tennis player
1992
Bryce Harper, American baseball player
1992
Kostas Fortounis, Greek footballer
1992
Stuart Lightbody, Irish badminton player
1991
Jedward, Irish twin singers
1990
Jóhanna Guðrún Jónsdóttir, Danish-Icelandic singer
1989
Dan Biggar, Welsh rugby player
1988
Zoltán Stieber, Hungarian footballer
1986
Inna, Romanian singer
1986
Nicky Adams, English-Welsh footballer
1986
Derk Boerrigter, Dutch footballer
1985
Jay Beagle, Canadian ice hockey player
1985
Verena Sailer, German sprinter
1985
Casey Stoner, Australian motorcycle racer
1985
Peter Wallace, Australian rugby league player
1984
François Pervis, French track cyclist
1984
Rachel Reilly, American talk show host and actress
1983
Philipp Kohlschreiber, German tennis player
1983
Loreen, Swedish singer and producer
1983
Kenny Omega, Canadian professional wrestler
1982
Frédéric Michalak, French rugby player
1982
Cristian Riveros, Paraguayan footballer
1982
Prithviraj Sukumaran, Indian actor, singer, and producer
1981
Martin Halle, Danish footballer
1981
Boyd Melson, American boxer
1981
Anthony Reyes, American baseball player
1980
Sue Bird, Israeli-American basketball player
1980
Timana Tahu, Australian rugby league player
1979
Nicola Blackwood, South African-English politician
1979
Erin Brown, American actress, director, and screenwriter
1978
Ethan Luck, American guitarist and drummer
1977
John Mayer, American singer-songwriter, rapper, guitarist, and producer
1977
Laura Wade, English playwright
1975
Ernesto Noel Aquino, Honduran footballer
1975
Brynjar Gunnarsson, Icelandic footballer
1975
Jacques Kallis, South African cricketer
1975
Kellie Martin, American actress, director, and producer
1974
Aurela Gaçe, Albanian singer
1974
Paul Kariya, Canadian ice hockey player
1973
Justin Credible, American wrestler
1973
David Unsworth, English footballer and manager
1972
Adrianne Frost, American comedian, actress, and author
1972
Darius Kasparaitis, Lithuanian-Russian ice hockey player and coach
1972
Kordell Stewart, American football player and radio host
1971
Chad Gray, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1971
Paul Sparks, American actor
1971
Frank Cuesta, Spanish television presenter
1970
Kazuyuki Fujita, Japanese wrestler and mixed martial artist
1970
Mehmet Scholl, German footballer and manager
1969
Roy Hargrove, American trumpet player and composer
1969
Takao Omori, Japanese wrestler
1969
Terri J. Vaughn, American actress and producer
1969
Wendy Wilson, American singer-songwriter
1968
Randall Batinkoff, American actor and producer
1968
Mark Lee, Singaporean actor and singer
1968
Francesco Libetta, Italian pianist, composer, and conductor
1968
Todd Stashwick, American actor and writer.
1968
Elsa Zylberstein, French actress
1967
Michael Laffy, Australian footballer
1967
Davina McCall, English television host and actress
1966
Olof Lundh, Swedish journalist
1966
Mary Elizabeth McGlynn, American voice actress, singer, and director
1965
Kang Kyung-ok, South Korean illustrator
1965
Tom Tolbert, American basketball player and sportscaster
1964
Shawn Little, Canadian lawyer and politician (d. 2012)
1964
James Thompson, American-Finnish author (d. 2014)
1963
Brendan Kibble, Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist
1963
Timothy Leighton, English physicist and academic
1962
Flea, Australian-American bass player, songwriter, and actor
1962
Manute Bol, Sudanese-American basketball player and activist (d. 2010)
1962
Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Russian opera singer
1962
Nico Lazaridis, German footballer
1962
Tamara McKinney, American skier
1961
Marc Levy, French author
1961
Randy Vasquez, American actor, director, and producer
1961
Scott O'Hara, American pornographic performer, author, poet, editor and publisher (d. 1998)
1960
Guy LeBlanc, Canadian keyboard player and songwriter (d. 2015)
1960
Bob Mould, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1959
Kevin Brennan, Welsh journalist and politician
1959
Brian Harper, American baseball player
1959
Gary Kemp, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
1959
Philip Maini ,Northern Irish mathematician at the University of Oxford
1959
Tessa Munt, English lawyer and politician
1959
Jamie Salmon, English-New Zealand rugby player and sportscaster
1959
Erkki-Sven Tüür, Estonian flute player and composer
1959
John Whittingdale, English politician, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
1958
Roy McDonough, English footballer and manager
1958
Tim Robbins, American actor, director, and screenwriter
1957
Priidu Beier, Estonian poet and educator
1956
Marin Alsop, American violinist and conductor
1956
John Chavis, American football player and coach
1956
Meg Rosoff, American-English author
1956
Rudra Mohammad Shahidullah, Bangladeshi poet, author, and playwright (d. 1992)
1955
Ellen Dolan, American actress
1954
Lorenzo Carcaterra, American author and blogger
1954
Michael Forsyth, Baron Forsyth of Drumlean, Scottish politician, Secretary of State for Scotland
1954
Serafino Ghizzoni, Italian rugby player
1954
Corinna Harfouch, German actress
1953
Tony Carey, American keyboard player, songwriter, and producer
1953
Paulo Roberto Falcão, Brazilian footballer and manager
1952
Christopher Cox, American lawyer and politician
1952
Cordell Mosson, American bass player (d. 2013)
1952
Glenys Thornton, Baroness Thornton, English politician
1950
Károly Horváth, Romanian-Hungarian cellist, flute player, and composer (d. 2015)
1950
Angry Grandpa, American internet personality (d. 2017)
1949
Crazy Mohan, Indian actor, screenwriter, and playwright
1948
Alison Chitty, English production designer and costume designer
1948
Bruce Fleisher, American golfer
1948
Hema Malini, Indian actress, director, producer, and politician
1948
Leo Mazzone, American baseball player and coach
1947
Nicholas Day, English actor
1947
Terry Griffiths, Welsh snooker player and coach
1947
Bob Weir, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and founding member of Grateful Dead
1947
David Zucker, American director, producer, and screenwriter
1946
Geoff Barnett, English footballer
1946
Suzanne Somers, American actress and producer
1945
Stefan Buczacki, English horticulturalist, botanist, and television host
1945
Roger Hawkins, American session drummer
1945
Paul Monette, American author and poet (d. 1995)
1944
Kaizer Motaung, South African footballer and manager
1943
Fred Turner, Canadian singer-songwriter and bass player
1941
Tim McCarver, American baseball player, sportscaster, and singer
1941
Emma Nicholson, Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne, English computer programmer and politician
1940
Barry Corbin, American actor and producer
1940
Dave DeBusschere, American basketball player and coach (d. 2003)
1940
Ivan Della Mea, Italian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and journalist (d. 2009)
1938
Carl Gunter, Jr., American politician (d. 1999)
1938
Nico, German singer-songwriter, model, and actress (d. 1988)
1936
Peter Bowles, English actor and screenwriter
1936
Andrei Chikatilo, Ukrainian-Russian serial killer (d. 1994)
1936
Mladen Koščak, Croatian footballer (d. 1997)
1936
Akira Machida, Japanese lawyer and judge, 15th Chief Justice of Japan
1934
Peter Ashdown, English racing driver
1933
Nobuyo Ōyama, Japanese voice actress
1932
John Grant, English journalist and politician (d. 2000)
1932
Henry Lewis, American bassist and conductor (d. 1996)
1932
Lucien Paiement, Canadian physician and politician (d. 2013)
1931
Charles Colson, American lawyer and politician (d. 2012)
1931
Valery Klimov, Ukrainian-Russian violinist and educator
1931
Rosa Rosal, Filipino actress
1931
P. W. Underwood, American football player and coach (d. 2013)
1930
John Polkinghorne, English physicist, theologian and priest
1930
Carmen Sevilla, Spanish actress
1929
Fernanda Montenegro, Brazilian actress
1928
Mary Daly, American philosopher and theologian (d. 2010)
1928
Ann Morgan Guilbert, American actress (d. 2016)
1927
Günter Grass, German novelist, poet, playwright, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2015)
1926
Charles Dolan, American businessman, founded Cablevision and HBO
1925
Angela Lansbury, English-American actress, singer, and producer
1924
Gerard Parkes, Irish-Canadian actor (d. 2014)
1923
Linda Darnell, American actress (d. 1965)
1923
Bert Kaempfert, German conductor and composer (d. 1980)
1923
Bill McLaren, Scottish rugby player and sportscaster (d. 2010)
1922
Max Bygraves, English-Australian actor and singer (d. 2012)
1922
Leon Sullivan, American minister and activist (d. 2001)
1921
Matt Batts, American baseball player and coach (d. 2013)
1921
Sita Ram Goel, Indian historian, publisher and writer (d. 2003)
1921
MacKenzie Miller, American horse trainer and breeder (d. 2010)
1919
Kathleen Winsor, American journalist and author (d. 2003)
1918
Louis Althusser, Algerian-French philosopher and academic (d. 1990)
1918
Abraham Nemeth, American mathematician and academic (d. 2013)
1918
Tony Rolt, English racing driver and engineer (d. 2008)
1912
Clifford Hansen, American rancher and politician, 26th Governor of Wyoming (d. 2009)
1911
Otto von Bülow, German commander (d. 2006)
1908
Olivia Coolidge, English-American author and educator (d. 2006)
1908
Enver Hoxha, Albanian general and politician, Prime Minister of Albania (d. 1985)
1907
Richard Titmuss, English sociologist and academic (d. 1973)
1906
León Klimovsky, Argentinian actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1996)
1905
Ernst Kuzorra, German footballer and manager (d. 1990)
1904
Björn Berglund, Swedish actor (d. 1968)
1903
Cecile de Brunhoff, French author and pianist (d. 2003)
1903
Big Joe Williams, American Delta blues singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1982)
1900
Edward Ardizzone, Vietnamese-English author and illustrator (d. 1979)
1900
Primo Conti, Italian painter and poet (d. 1988)
1900
Goose Goslin, American baseball player and manager (d. 1971)
1898
William O. Douglas, American lawyer and jurist (d. 1980)
1897
Louis de Cazenave, French soldier (d. 2008)
1890
Michael Collins, Irish general and politician, 2nd Irish Minister for Finance (d. 1922)
1890
Maria Goretti, Italian martyr and saint (d. 1902)
1890
Paul Strand, American photographer and director (d. 1975)
1888
Eugene O'Neill, American playwright, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1953)
1888
Paul Popenoe, American founder of relationship counseling (d. 1979)
1886
David Ben-Gurion, Polish-Israeli soldier and politician, 1st Prime Minister of Israel (d. 1973)
1884
Rembrandt Bugatti, Italian sculptor (d. 1916)
1881
William Orthwein, American swimmer and water polo player (d. 1955)
1876
Jimmy Sinclair, South African cricketer and rugby player (d. 1913)
1872
Walter Buckmaster, English polo player and businessman, co-founded Buckmaster & Moore (d. 1942)
1869
Claude H. Van Tyne, American historian and author (d. 1930)
1867
Mario Ruspoli, 2nd Prince of Poggio Suasa (d. 1963)
1863
Austen Chamberlain, English businessman and politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1937)
1861
J. B. Bury, Irish historian and scholar (d. 1927)
1861
Richard Sears, American tennis player (d. 1943)
1855
Samad bey Mehmandarov, Azerbaijani general and politician, 3rd Azerbaijani Minister of Defense (d. 1931)
1854
Karl Kautsky, Czech-German journalist, philosopher, and theologian (d. 1938)
1854
Oscar Wilde, Irish playwright, novelist, and poet (d. 1900)
1852
Carl von In der Maur, Governor of Liechtenstein (d. 1913)
1847
Maria Pia of Savoy (d. 1911)
1844
Ismail Qemali, Albanian civil servant and politician, 1st Prime Minister of Albania (d. 1919)
1841
Itō Hirobumi, Japanese lawyer and politician, 1st Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1909)
1840
Kuroda Kiyotaka, Japanese general and politician, 2nd Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1900)
1832
Vicente Riva Palacio, Mexican liberal intellectual, novelist (d. 1896)
1831
Lucy Stanton, American activist (d. 1910)
1819
Austin F. Pike, American lawyer and politician (d. 1886)
1818
William Forster, Indian-Australian politician, 4th Premier of New South Wales (d. 1882)
1815
Francis Lubbock, American colonel and politician, 9th Governor of Texas (d. 1905)
1806
William P. Fessenden, American lawyer and politician, 26th United States Secretary of the Treasury (d. 1869)
1804
Benjamin Russell, American painter and educator (d. 1885)
1803
Robert Stephenson, English railway and civil engineer (d. 1859)
1802
Isaac Murphy, American educator and politician, 8th Governor of Arkansas (d. 1882)
1795
William Buell Sprague, American minister, historian, and author (d. 1876)
1789
William Burton, American physician and politician, 39th Governor of Delaware (d. 1866)
1762
Paul Hamilton, American soldier and politician, 3rd United States Secretary of the Navy (d. 1816)
1758
Noah Webster, American lexicographer (d. 1843)
1754
Morgan Lewis, American general, lawyer, and politician, 3rd Governor of New York (d. 1844)
1752
Johann Gottfried Eichhorn, German theologian and academic (d. 1827)
1729
Pierre van Maldere, Belgian violinist and composer (d. 1768)
1726
Daniel Chodowiecki, Polish-German painter and educator (d. 1801)
1714
Giovanni Arduino, Italian geologist and academic (d. 1795)
1710
András Hadik, Austrian-Hungarian field marshal (d. 1790)
1679
Jan Dismas Zelenka, Czech viol player and composer (d. 1745)
1678
Anna Waser, Swiss painter (d. 1714)
1620
Pierre Paul Puget, French painter and sculptor (d. 1694)
1605
Charles Coypeau d'Assoucy, French writer and composer (d. 1677)
1588
Luke Wadding, Irish Franciscan friar and historian (d. 1657)
1535
Niwa Nagahide, Japanese samurai (d. 1585)
1483
Gasparo Contarini, Italian cardinal and diplomat (d. 1542)
1430
James II of Scotland (d. 1460)
1396
William de la Pole, 1st Duke of Suffolk, English admiral (d. 1450)
1351
Gian Galeazzo Visconti, first Duke of Milan (d. 1402)

Deaths On This Day

2017
Daphne Caruana Galizia, Maltese journalist and blogger (b. 1964)
2017
Roy Dotrice, British actor (b. 1923)
2017
John Dunsworth, Canadian actor (b. 1946)
2017
Sean Hughes, British-born Irish stand-up comedian (b. 1965)
2016
Calvin Carl "Kelly" Gotlieb, Canadian professor and computer scientist (b. 1921)
2015
Richard J. Cardamone, American lawyer and judge (b. 1925)
2015
James W. Fowler, American psychologist and academic (b. 1940)
2015
William James, Australian general and physician (b. 1930)
2015
Vera Williams, American author and illustrator (b. 1927)
2015
Memduh Ün, Turkish film producer, director, actor and screenwriter (b. 1920)
2014
Ioannis Charalambopoulos, Greek colonel and politician, Deputy Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1919)
2014
Allen Forte, American musicologist and theorist (b. 1926)
2014
Seppo Kuusela, Finnish basketball player and coach (b. 1934)
2014
John Spencer-Churchill, 11th Duke of Marlborough, English businessman (b. 1926)
2013
Govind Purushottam Deshpande, Indian playwright and academic (b. 1938)
2013
George Hourmouziadis, Greek archaeologist and academic (b. 1932)
2013
Ed Lauter, American actor (b. 1938)
2013
Laurel Martyn, Australian ballerina and choreographer (b. 1916)
2013
Robert B. Rheault, American colonel (b. 1925)
2013
Saggy Tahir, Pakistani-American lawyer and politician (b. 1944)
2012
Frank Moore Cross, American scholar and academic (b. 1921)
2012
John A. Durkin, American lawyer and politician (b. 1936)
2012
Mario Gallegos, Jr., American firefighter and politician (b. 1950)
2012
Bódog Török, Hungarian handball player and coach (b. 1923)
2012
Eddie Yost, American baseball player and coach (b. 1926)
2011
Dan Wheldon, English racing driver (b. 1978)
2010
Eyedea, American rapper and producer (b. 1981)
2010
Barbara Billingsley, American actress (b. 1915)
2008
Dagmar Normet, Estonian author and translator (b. 1921)
2007
Deborah Kerr, Scottish actress (b. 1921)
2007
Toše Proeski, Macedonian singer-songwriter (b. 1981)
2006
John Victor Murra, Ukrainian-American anthropologist and academic (b. 1916)
2006
Valentín Paniagua, Peruvian lawyer and politician, 91st President of Peru (b. 1936)
2004
Pierre Salinger, American journalist and politician, 11th White House Press Secretary (b. 1925)
2003
Avni Arbaş, Turkish painter (b. 1919)
2003
Stu Hart, Canadian wrestler and trainer (b. 1915)
2003
László Papp, Hungarian boxer (b. 1926)
2001
Etta Jones, American singer-songwriter (b. 1928)
2000
Mel Carnahan, American lieutenant, lawyer, and politician, 51st Governor of Missouri (b. 1934)
2000
Rick Jason, American actor (b. 1923)
1999
Jean Shepherd, American radio host, actor, and screenwriter (b. 1921)
1998
Jon Postel, American computer scientist and academic (b. 1943)
1997
Audra Lindley, American actress (b. 1918)
1997
James A. Michener, American author and philanthropist (b. 1907)
1996
Jason Bernard, American actor (b. 1938)
1996
Eric Malpass, English author (b. 1910)
1992
Shirley Booth, American actress and singer (b. 1898)
1990
Art Blakey, American drummer and bandleader (b. 1919)
1990
Jorge Bolet, Cuban-American pianist and educator (b. 1914)
1989
Walter Farley, American author and educator (b. 1915)
1989
Scott O'Dell, American journalist and author (b. 1898)
1989
Cornel Wilde, American actor (b. 1915)
1986
Arthur Grumiaux, Belgian violinist and pianist (b. 1921)
1983
Jakov Gotovac, Croatian composer and conductor (b. 1895)
1982
Mario Del Monaco, Italian tenor (b. 1915)
1981
Moshe Dayan, Israeli general and politician, 5th Foreign Affairs Minister of Israel (b. 1915)
1981
Eugene Eisenmann, Panamanian-American lawyer and ornithologist (b. 1906)
1979
Johan Borgen, Norwegian author and critic (b. 1903)
1978
Dan Dailey, American actor, singer, dancer, and director (b. 1913)
1975
Vittorio Gui, Italian conductor and composer (b. 1885)
1973
Gene Krupa, American drummer, composer, and actor (b. 1909)
1972
Nick Begich, American lawyer and politician (b. 1932)
1972
Hale Boggs, American lawyer and politician (b. 1914)
1972
Leo G. Carroll, English-American actor (b. 1886)
1971
Robin Boyd, Australian architect and educator, designed the Domain Park Flats (b. 1919)
1968
Ellis Kinder, American baseball player (b. 1914)
1966
George O'Hara, American actor and screenwriter (b. 1899)
1964
Patsy Callighen, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1906)
1962
Gaston Bachelard, French poet and philosopher (b. 1884)
1959
Minor Hall, American drummer (b. 1897)
1959
George Marshall, American general and politician, 3rd United States Secretary of Defense, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1880)
1958
Robert Redfield, American anthropologist of Mexico (b. 1897)
1957
John Anthony Sydney Ritson, English rugby player, mines inspector, engineer and educator (b. 1887)
1956
Jules Rimet, French businessman (b. 1873)
1951
Liaquat Ali Khan, Indian-Pakistani lawyer and politician, 1st Prime Minister of Pakistan (b 1895)
1946
Nuremberg trial executions of the Main Trial:
1946
Hans Frank, German lawyer, politician and war criminal (b. 1900)
1946
Wilhelm Frick, German lawyer and politician, German Minister of the Interior (b. 1877)
1946
Alfred Jodl, German general (b. 1890)
1946
Ernst Kaltenbrunner, Austrian SS officer (b. 1903)
1946
Wilhelm Keitel, German field marshal (b. 1882)
1946
Alfred Rosenberg, Estonian architect and politician (b. 1893)
1946
Fritz Sauckel, German sailor and politician (b. 1894)
1946
Arthur Seyss-Inquart, Austrian lawyer and politician, 16th Federal Chancellor of Austria (b. 1892)
1946
Julius Streicher, German journalist and politician (b. 1887)
1946
Joachim von Ribbentrop, German lieutenant and politician, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Germany (b. 1893)
1937
Jean de Brunhoff, French poet and playwright (b. 1899)
1913
Ralph Rose, American shot putter, discus, and hammer thrower (b. 1885)
1909
Jakub Bart-Ćišinski, German poet and playwright (b. 1856)
1908
Joseph Leycester Lyne, English monk (b. 1837)
1888
John Wentworth, American journalist and politician, 19th Mayor of Chicago (b. 1815)
1877
Théodore Barrière, French playwright (b. 1823)
1822
Eva Marie Veigel, Austrian-English dancer (b. 1724)
1810
Nachman of Breslov, Ukrainian religious leader, founded the breslov hasidic group (b. 1772)
1799
Veerapandiya Kattabomman Indian activist (b. 1760)
1796
Victor Amadeus III of Sardinia (b. 1726)
1793
Marie Antoinette, Austrian-born queen consort of Louis XVI of France (b. 1755)
1793
John Hunter, Scottish-English surgeon and philosopher (b. 1728)
1791
Grigory Potemkin, Russian general and politician (b. 1739)
1774
Robert Fergusson, Scottish poet (b. 1750)
1755
Gerard Majella, Italian saint (b. 1725)
1750
Sylvius Leopold Weiss, German lute player and composer (b. 1687)
1730
Antoine Laumet de La Mothe, sieur de Cadillac, French-American explorer and politician, 3rd French Governor of Louisiana (b. 1658)
1730
Nevşehirli Damat Ibrahim Pasha, Greek politician, 139th Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire (b. 1666)
1680
Raimondo Montecuccoli, Italian-Austrian field marshal (b. 1609)
1679
Roger Boyle, 1st Earl of Orrery, Irish-English soldier and politician (b. 1621)
1660
John Cook, English politician, Solicitor General for England and Wales (b. 1608)
1655
Joseph Solomon Delmedigo, Italian physician, mathematician, and theorist (b. 1591)
1649
Isaac van Ostade, Dutch painter and illustrator (b. 1621)
1628
François de Malherbe, French poet and critic (b. 1555)
1621
Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, Dutch organist and composer (b. 1562)
1594
William Allen, English cardinal (b. 1532)
1591
Gregory XIV, pope of the Catholic Church (b. 1535)
1555
Hugh Latimer, English bishop and saint (b. 1487)
1555
Nicholas Ridley, English bishop and martyr (b. 1500)
1553
Lucas Cranach the Elder, German painter and engraver (b. 1472)
1523
Luca Signorelli, Italian painter (b. c.1450)
1438
Anne of Gloucester, English noblewoman (b. 1383)
1355
Louis the Child, king of Sicily (b. 1338)
1333
Nicholas V, antipope of Rome (b. 1260)
1323
Amadeus V, count of Savoy (b. 1249)
1284
Shams al-Din Juvayni, Persian statesman, vizier and minister of finance of the Ilkhanate
1130
Pedro González de Lara, Castilian magnate
1027
Fujiwara no Kenshi, Japanese empress (b. 994)
976
Al-Hakam II, Umayyad caliph (b. 915)
786
Lullus, archbishop of Mainz (b. 710)
385
Fú Jiān, Chinese emperor (b. 337)