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On This Day in History:  October 17

October 17 is the 290th day of the year (291st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 75 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2018
$900 MILLION: Mega Millions lottery jackpot raised just hours after initial estimate. Less than 12 hours after the initial estimate for Friday's Mega Millions jackpot was set early this morning, the already ground-shaking grand prize has now increased to an estimated $900 million.
2018
$868 MILLION: Mega lottery jackpot set for Friday. The most commonly-heard phrase this week just might be, "Did you get Mega Millions tickets?"
2017
Arizona Lottery director not embarrassed about computerized drawing fiasco. The head of the Arizona Lottery says he's not embarrassed that his department overlooked a potentially costly failure of its computerized drawings.
2015
Illinois lottery players crossing border to play in other states. Illinois lottery players, frustrated by the state's budget stalemate that has halted winner payouts of $600 or more, are purchasing lottery tickets in bordering states.
2014
New multi-state lottery game launches Sunday. A new mutli-state lottery game featuring more but smaller jackpots will debut this weekend in some U.S. states.
2013
Lottery winner is sued by his sister. A handyman who won a $32 million jackpot lottery with his barber is being sued by his sister who says she is entitled to a third of the winnings.
2012
NY brothers claim $5M win from '06 lottery ticket. Two brothers kept quiet for six years about the $5 million winning lottery ticket they'd bought at their parents' store in Syracuse.
2011
Indiana Gov. names interim Hoosier Lottery director. Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels has appointed Megan Ornellas as interim executive director of the Hoosier Lottery to temporarily replace Kathryn Densborn, who resigned under a cloud for moving the agency into plush new headquarters.
2011
Arkansas Lottery not in a rush to fill director position. Arkansas Lottery commissioners said Monday they're in no rush to find a replacement for director Ernie Passailaigue weeks after he resigned the job and following the departure of two of his deputies.
2010
Mass. Lottery ads still on radio two days after Cahill agreed to a halt. Radio spots from a million-dollar advertising blitz for the Massachusetts Lottery continued to run yesterday, two days after state Treasurer Timothy P. Cahill, an independent gubernatorial candidate, said he would stop airing the taxpayer funded advertisements.
2007
Hoosier Lotto in a dry spell. 1 Year. 102 Drawings. 0 Jackpots. Indiana lottery players are grumbling as they join Tennessee's in their shared disdain for the computerized drawing system.
2005
Powerball lottery fever hits the USA. The Powerball jackpot will be the most ever for the multi-state lottery game after no one won Saturday night.
2005
One ticket wins $4 million Illinois lottery jackpot. Six numbers on a ticket sold from Casey's General Store in Mackinaw, Illinois, will bring a tremendous change to the life of one individual.
2005
Questions rise about N.C. lottery access. Meredith Norris, a top political aide to House Speaker Jim Black, hired two Charlotte lawyers Friday as Secretary of State Elaine Marshall investigated whether Norris lobbied on behalf of a major lottery company without being registered to do so.
2005
Help Wanted: NC Lottery Seeks Director. The ad says the lottery commission wants an "experienced professional" to implement and run North Carolina's new numbers game.
2003
Texas signs contract with Mega Millions; game to begin soon. The Texas Lottery Commission on Thursday entered into a contract with the Mega Millions multistate lottery, paving the way to begin ticket sales soon after Thanksgiving.
2003
Sparks fly at N.C. lottery forum. Tempers flared in a debate over just how much money North Carolina is losing to border states like South Carolina, which has a lottery.
2003
Blind Lottery Vendor Losing Braille Machine. A legally blind man who has been selling lottery tickets since the California Lottery began says he's being left behind because the state is upgrading its lottery machines.
2003
S.D. Lottery investigating system failure. The South Dakota Lottery has asked a private company to explain why connections to the central lotto computer system failed, leaving many retailers unable to sell lotto tickets for nearly 2 1/2 hours last Saturday night.
2003
Tenn. Lottery hires another Georgia veteran. The Tennessee Education Lottery Corp. on Thursday lured another Georgian to pilot its new lottery.
2003
Treasurer takes top post with Tenn. lottery. Tennessee State Treasurer Steve Adams, who has held the post since 1987, is resigning Oct. 24 to become chief administrative officer of the Tennessee Lottery, with a pay raise of at least $50,000, the lottery announced Thursday.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$1 Billion
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Oct 19, 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.$186 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 19, 2013
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 18, 2017
9.$140 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 18, 2003
10.$136 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 19, 2016
11.€100.76 Million
US$130.16 Million
Draw Date
Oct 23, 2008
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.$110 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 19, 2019
15.$100 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 18, 2014
16.$93 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Oct 20, 2015
17.$90 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Oct 18, 2005
18.€67 Million
US$87.35 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Oct 19, 2012
19.$86 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Oct 19, 2010
20.€74 Million
US$85.04 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Oct 19, 2018
21.€59 Million
US$84.38 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Oct 23, 2009
22.$80 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 17, 2015
23.$75 Million
California
SuperLotto Plus
Draw Date
Oct 18, 2003
24.$73 Million
Draw Date
Oct 17, 2009
25.$71 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Oct 18, 2019

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1991
Thursday, Oct 17, 1991
28 years old
1977
Monday, Oct 17, 1977
42 years old
1968
Thursday, Oct 17, 1968
51 years old
1968
Thursday, Oct 17, 1968
51 years old
1966
Monday, Oct 17, 1966
53 years old
1955
Monday, Oct 17, 1955
64 years old
1939
Tuesday, Oct 17, 1939
80 years old
(year not provided)
(year not provided)

Worldwide Events On This Day

2018
The recreational use of cannabis is legalized in Canada.
2018
Kerch Polytechnic College attack in Crimea.
2003
Taipei 101, a 101-floor skyscraper in Taipei, becomes the world's tallest highrise.
2001
Israeli tourism minister Rehavam Ze'evi becomes the first Israeli minister to be assassinated in a terrorist attack.
2000
The Hatfield rail crash leads to the collapse of Railtrack.
1994
Russian journalist Dmitry Kholodov is assassinated while investigating corruption in the armed forces.
1992
Having gone to the wrong house, Japanese student Yoshihiro Hattori is killed by the homeowner in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
1989
The 6.9 Mw Loma Prieta earthquake shakes the San Francisco Bay Area and the Central Coast, killing Sixty-three.
1989
The East German Politburo votes to remove Erich Honecker from his role as General Secretary.
1980
As part of the Holy See-United Kingdom relations a British monarch makes the first state visit to the Vatican
1979
Mother Teresa is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
1979
The Department of Education Organization Act creates the US Department of Education.
1977
The hijacked Lufthansa Flight 181 lands in Mogadishu. The remaining hostages are later rescued.
1973
OPEC imposes an oil embargo against countries they deem to have helped Israel in the Yom Kippur War.
1970
FLQ terrorists murder Quebec Vice-Premier and Minister of Labour Pierre Laporte.
1966
The 23rd Street Fire in New York City kills 12 firefighters.
1965
The 1964-65 New York World's Fair closes after two years and more than 51 million attendees.
1961
Directed by their chief Maurice Papon, Paris police massacre scores of Algerian protesters.
1956
The first commercial nuclear power station is officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II in Sellafield, England.
1956
Bobby Fischer defeats Donald Byrne in the chess Game of the Century.
1945
A massive demonstration in Buenos Aires, Argentina, demands Juan Perón's release.
1943
The Burma Railway (Burma-Thailand Railway) is completed.
1943
Holocaust in Poland: Sobibór extermination camp is closed.
1941
World War II: The USS Kearny becomes the first US Navy vessel to be torpedoed by a U-boat.
1940
The body of Communist propagandist Willi Münzenberg found in South France, starting a never-resolved mystery.
1933
Albert Einstein flees Nazi Germany and moves to the United States.
1931
Al Capone is convicted of income tax evasion.
1919
RCA is incorporated as the Radio Corporation of America.
1912
Bulgaria, Greece and Serbia declare war on the Ottoman Empire, joining Montenegro in the First Balkan War.
1907
Marconi begins the first commercial transatlantic wireless service.
1888
Thomas Edison files a patent for the Optical Phonograph (the first movie).
1861
Aborigines kill Nineteen Europeans in the Cullin-la-ringo massacre.
1860
First The Open Championship (referred to in North America as the British Open).
1827
Bellini's third opera, Il pirata, is premiered at Milan.
1817
The tomb of Pharaoh Seti I is discovered.
1814
Eight people die in the London Beer Flood.
1806
Former leader of the Haitian Revolution, Emperor Jacques I, is assassinated after an oppressive rule.
1800
War of the Second Coalition: Britain takes control of the Dutch colony of Curaçao.
1781
American Revolutionary War: British General Charles, Earl Cornwallis surrenders at the Siege of Yorktown.
1777
American Revolutionary War: British General John Burgoyne surrenders his army at Saratoga, New York.
1771
Premiere in Milan of the opera Ascanio in Alba, composed by Mozart at age 15.
1662
Charles II of England sells Dunkirk to France for 40,000 pounds.
1660
The Nine regicides who signed the death warrant of Charles I of England are hanged, drawn and quartered.
1610
French king Louis XIII is crowned in Reims Cathedral.
1604
Kepler's Supernova is observed in the constellation of Ophiuchus.
1558
Poczta Polska, the Polish postal service, is founded.
1534
Anti-Catholic posters appear in Paris and other cities supporting Huldrych Zwingli's position on the Mass.
1456
The University of Greifswald is established as the second oldest university in northern Europe.
1448
An Ottoman army defeats a Hungarian army at the Second Battle of Kosovo.
1346
The English capture King David II of Scotland at Neville's Cross and imprison him for eleven years.
1091
London tornado of 1091: A tornado thought to be of strength T8/F4 strikes the heart of London.

Births On This Day

2001
Thomas Strudwick, British motorcycle road racer
1993
Kenneth Omeruo, Nigerian footballer
1992
Sam Concepcion, Filipino musician and dancer
1992
Keerthy Suresh, Indian actress
1991
Brenda Asnicar, Argentine actress
1990
Paolo Campinoti, Italian footballer
1990
Maica García Godoy, Spanish water polo player
1990
Ronald González Tabilo, Chilean footballer
1990
Saki Kumagai, Japanese footballer
1990
Patrick Lambie, South African rugby player
1989
Débora García, Spanish football midfielder
1989
Oleksandr Isakov, Ukrainian swimmer
1989
Sophie Luck, Australian actress
1989
David Timor, Spanish footballer
1988
Sergiy Gladyr, Ukrainian basketball player
1988
Tori Matsuzaka, Japanese actor and model
1988
Marina Salas, Spanish actress
1987
Bea Alonzo, Filipino actress and singer
1987
Jarosław Fojut, Polish footballer
1987
Elliot Grandin, French football winger
1987
Hideto Takahashi, Japanese footballer
1986
Alexandre Bonnet, French football midfielder
1986
Antoni Bou, Spanish motorcyclist
1986
Aija Brumermane, Latvian basketball player
1986
Constant Djakpa, Ivorian footballer
1986
Yannick Ponsero, French figure skater
1986
Nicolás Richotti, Argentine basketball player
1985
Carlos González, Venezuelan baseball player
1985
Max Irons, English-Irish actor
1985
Collins John, Dutch footballer
1985
Tomokazu Nagira, Japanese footballer
1984
Chris Lowell, American actor
1984
Giovanni Marchese, Italian footballer
1984
Randall Munroe, American author and illustrator
1984
Luke Rockhold, American mixed martial artist
1984
Anja Eline Skybakmoen, Norwegian singer-songwriter and bandleader
1984
Gottfrid Svartholm, Swedish computer specialist
1984
Jared Tallent, Australian race walker
1983
Michelle Ang, New Zealander actress
1983
Milica Brozovic, Serbian-Russian figure skater
1983
Felicity Jones, English actress
1983
Toshihiro Matsushita, Japanese footballer
1983
Riki Miura, Japanese actor
1983
Junichi Miyashita, Japanese swimmer
1983
Ivan Saenko, Russian footballer
1983
Mitch Talbot, American baseball player
1983
Vitali Teleš, Estonian footballer
1982
Rubén Ramírez, Argentine football striker
1982
Nick Riewoldt, Australian footballer
1982
Marion Rolland, alpine ski racer
1981
Horacio Cervantes, Mexican footballer
1981
Kurumi Enomoto, Japanese singer-songwriter
1981
Tsubasa Imai, Japanese singer, actor, and dancer
1981
Ben Rothwell, American mixed-martial artist
1980
Yekaterina Gamova, Russian volleyball player
1980
Mohammad Hafeez, Pakistani cricketer
1980
Isaac Mina, Ecuadorian footballer
1980
Angel Parker, American actress
1980
Alessandro Piccolo, Italian race car driver
1980
Justin Shenkarow, American actor
1979
Marcela Bovio, Mexican singer-songwriter and violinist
1979
Alexandros Nikolaidis, Greek martial artist
1979
Kimi Räikkönen, Finnish race car driver
1979
Kostas Tsartsaris, Greek basketball player
1978
Pablo Iglesias Turrión, Spanish politician
1978
Jerry Flannery, Irish rugby player and coach
1978
Erin Karpluk, Canadian actress
1978
Chuka Umunna, English lawyer and politician
1977
Dudu Aouate, Israeli footballer
1977
Alimi Ballard, American actor and producer
1977
Bryan Bertino, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1977
Walter Calderón, Ecuadorian footballer
1977
Marko Antonio Cortés Mendoza, Mexican politician
1977
Ryan McGinley, American photographer
1977
André Villas-Boas, Portuguese footballer and manager
1976
Sebastián Abreu, Uruguayan footballer
1976
Seth Etherton, American baseball player
1976
Carlos Loret de Mola, Mexican journalist
1976
Kevin Maher, English-Irish footballer and coach
1975
Francis Bouillon, American-Canadian ice hockey player
1975
Jericó Abramo Masso, Mexican politician
1975
Vina Morales, Filipino actress and singer
1974
Ariel Levy, American journalist and author
1974
Matthew Macfadyen, English actor
1974
Obdulio Ávila Mayo, Mexican politician
1974
Bárbara Paz, Brazilian actress
1974
Janne Puurtinen, Finnish keyboard player
1974
John Rocker, American baseball player
1974
Darío Sala, Argentine footballer
1974
Gabriel Silberstein, Chilean tennis player
1974
Dhondup Wangchen, Chinese director and producer
1973
Andrea Tarozzi, Italian footballer and coach
1973
Rubén Garcés, Panamanian basketball player
1972
Eminem, American rapper, producer, and actor
1972
Tarkan, German-Turkish singer
1972
Akio "Musashi" Mori, Japanese karateka and kickboxer
1971
Blues Saraceno, American guitarist, songwriter, and producer
1971
Chris Kirkpatrick, American singer-songwriter and dancer
1971
Kim Ljung, Norwegian singer-songwriter and bass player
1971
Martin Heinrich, American politician
1971
Derrick Plourde, American drummer (d. 2005)
1970
Anil Kumble, Indian cricketer
1970
John Mabry, American baseball player, coach, and sportscaster
1970
J. C. MacKenzie, Canadian actor
1969
Ernie Els, South African golfer and sportscaster
1969
Wyclef Jean, Haitian-American rapper, producer, and actor
1969
Rick Mercer, Canadian comedian, actor, producer, and screenwriter
1969
Wood Harris, American actor
1968
Graeme Le Saux, English footballer and sportscaster
1968
Ziggy Marley, Jamaican singer-songwriter, guitarist, and voice actor
1968
David Robertson, Scottish footballer and manager
1968
Alejandra Ávalos, Mexican artist
1967
Simon Segars, English businessman
1967
Nathalie Tauziat, French tennis player
1967
René Dif, Danish musician
1967
Pedro González Vera, Chilean footballer
1966
Shaun Edwards, English rugby player and coach
1966
Danny Ferry, American basketball player and manager
1966
Mark Gatiss, English actor, screenwriter and novelist
1966
Tommy Kendall, American race car driver and sportscaster
1965
Aravinda de Silva, Sri Lankan cricketer
1965
Rhys Muldoon, Australian actor
1964
Gregg Wallace, English television presenter
1964
Margarita Liborio Arrazola, Mexican politician
1963
Sergio Goycochea, Argentinian footballer and journalist
1963
Toby Young, English journalist and academic
1962
Glenn Braggs, American baseball player
1962
Mike Judge, American animator, director, screenwriter, producer and actor
1962
Jay Humphries, American basketball player
1961
David Means, American short story writer
1960
Guy Henry, English actor
1960
Rob Marshall, American director, producer, and choreographer
1960
Bernie Nolan, Irish singer (d. 2013)
1960
Philippe Sands, American lawyer and academic
1959
Ron Drummond, American author and scholar
1959
Francisco Flores Pérez, Salvadorian politician, President of El Salvador (d. 2016)
1959
Russell Gilbert, Australian comedian, actor, and screenwriter
1959
Norm Macdonald, Canadian actor, comedian, producer, and screenwriter
1959
Mark Peel, Australian historian and academic
1959
Richard Roeper, American journalist and critic
1959
Mustafa Aberchán, Spanish politician
1959
Eugenio Hernández Flores, Mexican politician
1958
Howard Alden, American guitarist
1958
Alan Jackson, American singer-songwriter
1958
Craig Murray, British diplomat
1958
Sandra Mozarowsky, Spanish actress (d. 1977)
1957
Lawrence Bender, American actor and producer
1957
Steve McMichael, American football player, wrestler, and sportscaster
1957
Vincent Van Patten, American tennis player and actor
1957
Antonio Galdo, Italian journalist
1957
Nelson Barrera, Mexican baseball player (d. 2002)
1957
Pino Palladino, Welsh bassist
1957
Eleftheria Arvanitaki, Greek folk singer
1956
Fran Cosmo, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1956
Mae Jemison, American physician, academic, and astronaut
1956
Pat McCrory, American businessman and politician, 74th Governor of North Carolina
1956
Stephen Palumbi, American academic and author
1955
Georgios Alogoskoufis, Greek economist, academic, and politician, Greek Minister of Finance
1955
Mike Bratz, American basketball player
1954
Carlos Buhler, American mountaineer
1953
Joseph Bowie, American trombonist and bandleader
1953
Domenico Penzo, Italian footballer
1951
Annie Borckink, Dutch speed skater
1951
Roger Pontare, Swedish singer
1951
Shari Ulrich, American-Canadian singer-songwriter and violinist
1951
Dirk Beheydt, Belgian football player.
1950
Philippe Barbarin, French cardinal
1950
Howard Rollins, American actor (d. 1996)
1950
Sandra Reemer, cantante neerlandesa (d. 2017)
1949
Owen Arthur, Barbadian economist and politician, 5th Prime Minister of Barbados
1949
Bill Hudson, American musician and actor
1948
Robert Jordan, American soldier and author (d. 2007)
1948
Margot Kidder, Canadian-American actress (d. 2018)
1948
George Wendt, American actor and comedian
1948
Osvaldo Castro, Chilean footballer
1947
Gene Green, American lawyer and politician
1947
Michael McKean, American singer-songwriter, actor, and director
1947
Robert Post, American educator and academic
1947
Omar Azziman, adviser to the King of Morocco
1946
Ronni Chasen, American publicist (d. 2010)
1946
Michael Hossack, American drummer (d. 2012)
1946
Cameron Mackintosh, English producer and manager
1946
Adam Michnik, Polish journalist and historian
1946
Drusilla Modjeska, English-Australian author and critic
1946
Bob Seagren, American pole vaulter
1946
Manuel Ibáñez, Mexican actor and comedian
1946
Julio Miranda, Argentine politician
1946
Daniela Payssé, Uruguayan politician (d. 2018)
1946
José Perramón, Spanish handball player
1946
Jaime Ravinet, Chilean politician
1946
Rüdiger Wittig, German geobotanist and ecologist
1946
Akira Kushida, Japanese vocalist
1944
Ángel Cristo, Spanish circus performer (d. 2012)
1943
Ignacio Rupérez, Spanish diplomat and journalist (d. 2015)
1942
Steve Jones, American basketball player and sportscaster (d. 2017)
1942
Gary Puckett, American pop singer-songwriter and guitarist
1941
Earl Thomas Conley, American country singer-songwriter and guitarist
1941
Jim Seals, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and violinist
1941
Paul Ellison, American musician
1940
Stephen Kovacevich, American pianist and conductor
1940
Jim Smith, English footballer and manager
1940
Peter Stringfellow, English businessman (d. 2018)
1939
Oliver Rackham, English botanist and academic (d. 2015)
1938
Evel Knievel, American motorcycle rider and stuntman (d. 2007)
1938
Les Murray, Australian anthologist, poet, and critic
1938
António Calvário, Portuguese singer and artist
1937
Paxton Whitehead, English actor
1937
José María Álvarez del Manzano, Spanish politician
1937
Aida Navarro, Venezuelan mezzo-soprano
1937
Renato Prada Oropeza, Bolivian-Mexican scientist (d. 2011)
1936
Sathima Bea Benjamin, South African singer-songwriter (d. 2013)
1936
Hiroo Kanamori, Japanese-American seismologist and academic
1936
Santiago Navarro, Spanish basketball player (d. 1993)
1935
Sydney Chapman, English architect and politician, Vice-Chamberlain of the Household (d. 2014)
1935
Michael Eavis, English farmer, founded the Glastonbury Festival
1935
Carlos Pairetti, Argetine racing driver
1934
Alan Garner, English author and playwright
1934
Johnny Haynes, English-Scottish footballer (d. 2005)
1934
Rico Rodriguez, American trombonist (d. 2015)
1933
William Anders, Hong Kong-American general and astronaut
1933
The Singing Nun, Belgian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and nun (d. 1985)
1932
Paul Anderson, American weightlifter (d. 1994)
1931
Ernst Hinterberger, Austrian author and playwright (d. 2012)
1931
José Alencar, Brazilian businessman and politician (d. 2011)
1931
Anatoly Pristavkin, Russian writer (d. 2008)
1930
Ismail Akbay, Turkish physicist and engineer (d. 2003)
1930
Robert Atkins, American physician and cardiologist, created the Atkins diet (d. 2003)
1930
Jimmy Breslin, American journalist and author (d. 2017)
1929
Mário Wilson, Mozambican footballer and manager (d. 2016)
1928
Santiago Stevenson, Panamanian singer and minister (d. 2007)
1928
Alejandro Végh Villegas, Uruguayan politician (d. 2017)
1926
Julie Adams, American actress (d. 2019)
1926
Beverly Garland, American actress (d. 2008)
1926
Roberto Lippi, Italian race car driver (d. 2011)
1925
Harry Carpenter, English sportscaster (d. 2010)
1924
Don Coryell, American football player and coach (d. 2010)
1924
Anton Geiser, Croatian SS officer (d. 2012)
1924
Giacomo Mari, Italian football midfielder (d. 1991)
1924
Rolando Panerai, Italian baritone
1923
Barney Kessel, American guitarist and composer (d. 2004)
1923
Charles McClendon, American football player and coach (d. 2001)
1922
Luiz Bonfá, Brazilian guitarist and composer (d. 2001)
1922
Pierre Juneau, Canadian broadcaster and politician, co-founded the Montreal World Film Festival (d. 2012)
1921
George Mackay Brown, Scottish author, poet, and playwright (d. 1996)
1921
Priscilla Buckley, American journalist and author (d. 2012)
1921
Maria Gorokhovskaya, Russian-Israeli gymnast (d. 2001)
1921
Tom Poston, American actor and comedian (d. 2007)
1920
Montgomery Clift, American actor (d. 1966)
1920
Miguel Delibes, Spanish journalist and author (d. 2010)
1920
Zully Moreno, Argentian actress (d. 1999)
1919
Isaak Markovich Khalatnikov, Ukrainian-Russian physicist and academic
1919
Violet Milstead, Canadian World War II aviator and bush pilot (d. 2014)
1919
Zhao Ziyang, Chinese politician (d. 2005)
1918
Rita Hayworth, American actress, singer and dancer (d. 1987)
1918
Ralph Wilson, American businessman, founded the Buffalo Bills (d. 2014)
1918
Luis Alberto Solari, Uruguayan artist (d. 1993)
1917
Adele Stimmel Chase, American painter and sculptor (d. 2000)
1917
Martin Donnelly, New Zealand cricketer (d. 1999)
1917
Sumner Locke Elliott, Australian-American author and playwright (d. 1991)
1917
Marsha Hunt, American actress and singer
1917
Norman Leyden, American composer and conductor (d. 2014)
1917
Alfred Benlloch Llorach, Spanish inventor (d. 2013)
1916
José López Rega, Argentinean politician (d. 1989)
1915
Arthur Miller, American playwright and screenwriter (d. 2005)
1914
Jerry Siegel, American author and illustrator (d. 1996)
1913
Faik Türün, Turkish general (d. 2003)
1913
Robert Lowery, American actor (d. 1971)
1913
Marian Marsh, Trinidadian-American actress and environmentalist (d. 2006)
1912
Pope John Paul I, Catholic pope from August 1978- September 1978 (d. 1978)
1912
Theodore Marier, American composer and educator, founded the Boston Archdiocesan Choir School (d. 2001)
1912
Jack Owens, American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 1982)
1910
Ester Wier, American author (d. 2000)
1910
Marina Núñez del Prado, Bolivian sculptor (d. 1995)
1909
Cozy Cole, American drummer (d. 1981)
1909
Leopoldo Panero, Spanish poet (d. 1962)
1909
Joaquín Satrústegui, Spanish lawyer and politician (d. 1992)
1908
Hjördis Petterson, Swedish actress (d. 1988)
1908
Wally Prigg, Australian rugby league player (d. 1980)
1908
Red Rolfe, American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 1969)
1908
Kenji Miyamoto, Japanese politician (d. 2007)
1907
John Marley, American actor (d. 1984)
1906
Paul Derringer, American baseball player (d. 1987)
1905
Leopoldo Benites, Ecuadorian diplomat 28th president of the United Nations General Assembly (d. 1996)
1903
Nathanael West, American author and screenwriter (d. 1940)
1903
Andrei Grechko, Soviet general (d. 1976)
1902
Irene Ryan, American actress (d. 1973)
1901
Emma Gamboa Alvarado, Costa Rican educator (d. 1973)
1900
C. C. van Asch van Wijck, Dutch artist and sculptor (d. 1932)
1900
Jean Arthur, American actress (d. 1991)
1900
Yvor Winters, American critic and poet (d. 1968)
1898
Shinichi Suzuki, Japanese violinist and educator (d. 1998)
1898
Eileen Sedgwick, American actress (d. 1991)
1898
Simon Vestdijk, Dutch author and poet (d. 1971)
1896
Roman Petrovich, Russian prince (d. 1978)
1895
Miguel Ydígoras Fuentes, President of Guatemala (1958 - 1963) (d. 1982)
1895
Doris Humphrey, American dancer and choreographer (d. 1858)
1894
Prince René, Italian Prince of Denmark (d. 1962)
1894
Pablo de Rokha, Chilean poet (d. 1968)
1893
Raffaele Bendandi, Italian clockmaker and seismologist (d. 1979)
1892
Theodor Eicke, German SS general (d. 1943)
1892
Herbert Howells, English organist, composer, and educator (d. 1983)
1890
Roy Kilner, English cricketer (d. 1928)
1889
Mikha'il Na'ima, Lebanese author (d. 1988)
1886
Spring Byington, American actress (d. 1971)
1883
Alexander Neill, Scottish educator (d. 1973)
1883
Thaddeus Shideler, American hurdler (d. 1966)
1881
Maria Dulęba, Polish actress (d. 1959)
1880
Jesús Reyes Ferreira, Mexican artist and art collector (d. 1977)
1878
Jacobo Fitz-James Stuart, Spanish politician and 17th Duke of Alba (d. 1953)
1876
Hippolyte Aucouturier, French cyclist (d. 1944)
1871
Segundo de Chomón, Spanish cinematographer, director, and screenwriter (d.1929)
1867
Josep Puig i Cadafalch, Catalan architect who designed the Casa Martí (d. 1956)
1865
James Rudolph Garfield, American lawyer and politician, 23rd United States Secretary of the Interior (d. 1950)
1864
Elinor Glyn, English author, screenwriter, and producer (d. 1943)
1860
Henry Campbell Black, founder of Black's Law Dictionary (d. 1927)
1859
Childe Hassam, American painter and illustrator (d. 1935)
1853
Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna of Russia (d. 1920)
1845
John J. Gardner, American politician (d. 1921)
1844
Gustave Schlumberger, French historian (d. 1929)
1840
André Gill, French caricaturist (d. 1885)
1835
Louis-Léon Cugnot, French sculptor (d. 1894)
1835
Paul Haenlein, German mechanical engineer (d.1905)
1833
José E. Días, Paraguayan general (d. 1867)
1828
Aureliano Maestre de San Juan, Spanish scientist (d. 1890)
1821
Alexander Gardner, Scottish photographer (d. 1882)
1817
Syed Ahmad Khan, Indian philosopher and scholar (d. 1898)
1814
Yakiv Holovatsky, Ukrainian historian, scholar, and poet (d. 1888)
1813
Georg Büchner, German-Swiss poet and playwright (d. 1837)
1811
Albertus van Raalte, Dutch-American pastor and educator (d. 1876)
1810
Adolphe-Félix Cals, French painter (d. 1880)
1803
Ferenc Deák, Hungarian politician (d. 1876)
1797
Juan Lavalle, Argentine politician (d.1841)
1792
John Bowring, English polyglot and governor of Hong Kong (d. 1826)
1785
Christen Smith, Norwegian scientist (d. 1816)
1784
Fructuoso Rivera, first president of Uruguay (d. 1854)
1781
Johann Friedrich Meckel, German anatomist (d. 1833)
1780
Richard Mentor Johnson, ninth Vice President of the United States (d. 1850)
1779
Louis Charles, French prince of the blood (d. 1808)
1779
José Andrés Pacheco de Melo, Argetine statesman and priest (d. approx. 1820)
1768
Sophie von Dönhoff, morganatic spouse by bigamy to King Frederick William II of Prussia (d. 1838)
1760
Claude Henri de Rouvroy, comte de Saint-Simon, French economist and philosopher (d. 1825)
1760
Henri de Saint-Simon, French political and economic theorist (d. 1825)
1759
Andrey Voronikhin, Russian architect and painter (d. 1814)
1735
Franz Xaver Feuchtmayer the Younger, German Baroque artist (d. 1803)
1729
Pierre-Alexandre Monsigny, French composer and academic (d. 1817)
1725
John Wilkes, English journalist and politician (d. 1797)
1720
Maria Teresa Agnesi Pinottini, Italian harpsichord player and composer (d. 1795)
1719
Jacques Cazotte, French author and academic (d. 1792)
1711
Jupiter Hammon, American poet (d. 1806)
1688
Domenico Zipoli, Italian missionary and composer (d. 1726)
1629
Balthasar Charles, Prince of Asturias (d. 1646)
1623
Francis Turretin, Swiss-Italian minister, theologian, and academic (d. 1687)
1587
Nathan Field, English dramatist and actor (d. 1620)
1582
Johann Gerhard, German theologian and academic (d. 1637)
1577
Cristofano Allori, Italian painter (d. 1621)
1577
Dmitry Pozharsky, Russian prince (d. 1642)
1500
Alonso de Orozco Mena, Spanish Roman Catholic priest (d. 1591)
1493
Bartolommeo Bandinelli, Italian sculptor (d. 1560)
1253
Ivo of Kermartin, French priest and saint (d. 1303)
503
Lý Nam Đế, first emperor of Vietnam (d. 548)

Deaths On This Day

2017
Gord Downie, Canadian musician (b. 1964)
2015
Danièle Delorme, French actress and producer (b. 1926)
2015
Howard Kendall, English footballer and manager (b. 1946)
2015
Anne-Marie Lizin, Belgian lawyer and politician (b. 1949)
2015
Tom Smith, American businessman and politician (b. 1947)
2014
Edwards Barham, American farmer and politician (b. 1937)
2014
Masaru Emoto, Japanese author and activist (b. 1943)
2014
Tom Shaw, American bishop (b. 1945)
2014
Berndt von Staden, German diplomat, German Ambassador to the United States (b. 1919)
2013
Mother Antonia, American-Mexican nun and activist (b. 1926)
2013
Terry Fogerty, English rugby player and coach (b. 1944)
2013
Arthur Maxwell House, Canadian neurologist and politician, 10th Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador (b. 1926)
2013
Lou Scheimer, American animator, producer, and voice actor, co-founded the Filmation Company (b. 1928)
2013
Rene Simpson, Canadian-American tennis player (b. 1966)
2012
Milija Aleksic, English-South African footballer (b. 1951)
2012
Émile Allais, French skier (b. 1912)
2012
Henry Friedlander, German-American historian and author (b. 1930)
2012
Stanford R. Ovshinsky, American scientist and businessman, co-founded Energy Conversion Devices (b. 1922)
2012
Kōji Wakamatsu, Japanese director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1936)
2011
Carl Lindner, Jr., American businessman (b. 1919)
2009
Norma Fox Mazer, American author and educator (b. 1931)
2009
Vic Mizzy, American composer (b. 1916)
2008
Urmas Ott, Estonian journalist and author (b. 1955)
2008
Levi Stubbs, American singer (b. 1936)
2008
Ben Weider, Canadian businessman, co-founded the International Federation of BodyBuilding & Fitness (b. 1923)
2007
Joey Bishop, American actor and talk show host (b. 1918)
2007
Teresa Brewer, American singer (b. 1931)
2007
Suzy Covey, American scholar and academic (b. 1939)
2006
Daniel Emilfork, Chilean-French actor (b. 1924)
2006
Christopher Glenn, American journalist (b. 1938)
2004
Uzi Hitman, Israeli singer-songwriter (b. 1952)
2002
Derek Bell, Irish harpist and composer (b. 1935)
2001
Jay Livingston, American singer-songwriter (b. 1915)
2001
Micheline Ostermeyer, French shot putter, discus thrower, and pianist (b. 1922)
2001
Rehavam Ze'evi, Israeli historian, general, and politician, Tourism Minister of Israel (b. 1926)
2000
Leo Nomellini, Italian-American football player and wrestler (b. 1924)
2000
Joachim Nielsen, Norwegian singer-songwriter and poet (b. 1964)
1999
Nicholas Metropolis, Greek-American mathematician and physicist (b. 1915)
1998
Joan Hickson, English actress (b. 1906)
1998
Hakim Said, Pakistani scholar and politician, 20th Governor of Sindh (b. 1920)
1997
Larry Jennings, American magician and author (b. 1933)
1996
Chris Acland, English musician & drummer of Lush (b. 1966)
1993
Criss Oliva, American guitarist and songwriter (b. 1963)
1992
Herman Johannes, Indonesian scientist, academic, and politician (b. 1912)
1992
Orestis Laskos, Greek actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1908)
1991
Tennessee Ernie Ford, American singer and actor (b. 1919)
1987
Abdul Malek Ukil, Bangladeshi lawyer and politician (b. 1925)
1983
Raymond Aron, French sociologist, political scientist, and philosopher (b. 1905)
1981
Kannadasan Indian author, poet, and songwriter (b. 1927)
1981
Albert Cohen, Greek-Swiss civil servant and author (b. 1895)
1981
Lina Tsaldari, Greek politician (b. 1887)
1979
S. J. Perelman, American humorist and screenwriter (b. 1904)
1979
John Stuart, Scottish-English actor (b. 1898)
1979
Eugenio Mendoza, Venezuelan business tycoon (b. 1909)
1978
George Clark, American race car driver (b. 1890)
1978
Giovanni Gronchi, Italian educator, soldier, and politician, 3rd President of the Italian Republic (b. 1887)
1973
Ingeborg Bachmann, Austrian author and poet (b. 1926)
1972
Turk Broda, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1914)
1972
George, Crown Prince of Serbia (b. 1887)
1970
Pierre Laporte, Canadian journalist, lawyer, and politician (b. 1921)
1970
Vola Vale, American actress (b. 1897)
1970
Quincy Wright, American political scientist and academic (b. 1890)
1967
Puyi, Chinese emperor (b. 1906)
1966
Sidney Hatch, American runner and soldier (b. 1883)
1966
Wieland Wagner, German director and manager (b. 1917)
1965
Bart King, American cricketer (b. 1873)
1963
Jacques Hadamard, French mathematician and academic (b. 1865)
1962
Natalia Goncharova, Russian painter, costume designer, and set designer (b. 1882)
1958
Paul Outerbridge, American photographer (b. 1896)
1958
Charlie Townsend, English cricketer and lawyer (b. 1876)
1956
Anne Crawford, Israeli-English actress (b. 1920)
1955
Dimitrios Maximos, Greek banker and politician (b. 1873)
1948
Royal Cortissoz, American art critic (b. 1869)
1938
Karl Kautsky, Czech-German journalist, philosopher, and theoretician (b. 1854)
1937
J. Bruce Ismay, English businessman (b. 1862)
1931
Alfons Maria Jakob, German neurologist and academic (b. 1884)
1928
Frank Dicksee, English painter and illustrator (b. 1853)
1918
Malak Hifni Nasif, Egyptian poet and author (b. 1886)
1910
Julia Ward Howe, American poet and songwriter (b. 1819)
1893
Patrice de MacMahon, Duke of Magenta, French general and politician, 3rd President of France (b. 1808)
1889
Nikolay Chernyshevsky, Russian philosopher and critic (b. 1828)
1887
Gustav Kirchhoff, German physicist and chemist (b. 1824)
1868
Laura Secord, Canadian war heroine (b. 1775)
1849
Frédéric Chopin, Polish pianist and composer (b. 1810)
1837
Johann Nepomuk Hummel, Austrian pianist and composer (b. 1778)
1836
Orest Kiprensky, Russian painter (b. 1782)
1806
Jean-Jacques Dessalines, Haitian commander and politician, Governor-General of Haiti (b. 1758)
1786
Johann Ludwig Aberli, Swiss painter and illustrator (b. 1723)
1781
Edward Hawke, 1st Baron Hawke, English admiral (b. 1705)
1780
William Cookworthy, English pharmacist and minister (b. 1705)
1776
Pierre François le Courayer, French-English theologian and author (b. 1681)
1757
René Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur, French entomologist and academic (b. 1683)
1690
Margaret Mary Alacoque, French mystic (b. 1647)
1673
Thomas Clifford, 1st Baron Clifford of Chudleigh, English politician, Lord High Treasurer of England (b. 1630)
1660
Adrian Scrope, English colonel and politician (b. 1601)
1616
John Pitts, English priest and scholar (b. 1560)
1587
Francesco I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (b. 1541)
1586
Philip Sidney, English courtier, poet, and general (b. 1554)
1575
Gaspar Cervantes de Gaeta, Spanish cardinal (b. 1511)
1552
Andreas Osiander, German Protestant theologian (b. 1498)
1485
John Scott of Scott's Hall, Warden of the Cinque Ports
1456
Nicolas Grenon, French composer (b. 1375)
1346
John Randolph, 3rd Earl of Moray
1346
Maurice de Moravia, Earl of Strathearn
1277
Beatrice of Falkenburg, German queen consort (b. c. 1254)
1271
Steinvör Sighvatsdóttir, Icelandic aristocrat and poet
866
Al-Musta'in, Abbasid caliph (b. 836)
532
Pope Boniface II
AD 33
Agrippina the Elder, Roman wife of Germanicus (b. 14 BC)