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On This Day in History:  September 13

September 13 is the 256th day of the year (257th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 109 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2019
What happens when Michigan lottery retailers try to game the system. Though officials say the vast majority of the 10,500 Michigan lottery retailers deal honestly with both the agency and their customers, a few are always looking for a new way to game the system. It's the job of the lottery agency's eight-person security unit, which handles about 1,500 cases a year, to investigate those offenders, and, if necessary, shut them down.
2018
NJ Lottery Pick 6 jackpot highest in 4 years. New Jersey Lottery Acting Executive Director James Carey is urging New Jersey Lottery players to get their Pick 6 game tickets as early as possible in advance of the Thursday, September 13 drawing for the $16.7 million jackpot.
2018
Sales halted for Iowa Lottery scratch game. Sales are being stopped for one of the Iowa Lottery's $5 instant-scratch games.
2013
Lottery winner to send sales clerk on vacation. The grateful winner of a Mega Millions lottery prize has promised to give $10,000 to the clerk who sold him a winning ticket so her family can take trip to their home of South Korea.
2011
Unidentified Maryland couple claims $108.8M Powerball jackpot. An Abingdon, Maryland, couple has stepped forward to claim the first Powerball jackpot sold in Maryland, a state lottery spokesperson confirmed Tuesday.
2011
Opinion: Powerball winners will lose big if they go public. Should a big lottery winner go public or not? To grip a check the size of a Charlie Sheen poster for the cameras? Or to hide your good fortune from an admiring and envious world?
2011
UK Lottery 'Millionaire Map' obtained. In the category of 'better late than never', UK National Lottery operator Camelot has forwarded a copy of the Millionaire Map to Lottery Post for review.
2007
Tenn. Lottery: Curse of the computerized drawings?. Ever since the Tennessee Lottery switched to computerized drawings, they have suffered one mishap after another.
2004
Powerball Jackpot Soars to $72 Million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Saturday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $72 million, with a cash option of $39.2 million.
2004
Great-great-grandmother wins $5.6m lottery jackpot. A 94-year-old great-great-grandmother from Everett, Massachusetts is thinking about fixing her leaky roof and maybe taking a cruise to someplace warm and sunny now that she's won $5.6 million in the state lottery, her great-granddaughter, Cynthia Smith, said yesterday.
2004
Factory Worker to Quit after Lottery Win. A manual worker at a lubricants factory was planning early retirement today after scooping more than £1.1 million in the UK National Lottery.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$301 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 14, 2013
2.$227 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 14, 2018
3.$222 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 14, 2016
4.€159 Million
US$217.35 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Sep 13, 2011
5.$200 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 13, 2005
6.$185 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 16, 2015
7.€162 Million
US$179.61 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Sep 13, 2019
8.$172 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 13, 2019
9.$163 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 15, 2006
10.€138.92 Million
US$155.95 Million
Draw Date
Sep 13, 2016
11.€130 Million
US$155.26 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Sep 15, 2017
12.$149 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 13, 2014
13.€100 Million
US$147.08 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Sep 18, 2009
14.$147 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 15, 2018
15.$137 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 13, 2006
16.$125 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 15, 2012
17.$122 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 13, 2016
18.$119 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 13, 2013
19.$118 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 13, 2008
20.$115 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 13, 2017
21.$100 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 14, 2002
22.$95 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 16, 2009
23.€73 Million
US$94.54 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Sep 16, 2014
24.$94 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 15, 2010
25.€76 Million
US$92.92 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Sep 16, 2005

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1984
Thursday, Sep 13, 1984
35 years old
1972
Wednesday, Sep 13, 1972
47 years old
1966
Tuesday, Sep 13, 1966
53 years old
1964
Sunday, Sep 13, 1964
55 years old
1962
Thursday, Sep 13, 1962
57 years old
1962
Thursday, Sep 13, 1962
57 years old
1953
Sunday, Sep 13, 1953
66 years old
1917
Thursday, Sep 13, 1917
102 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day

2018
The Merrimack Valley gas explosions: One person is killed, 25 are injured, and 40 homes are destroyed when excessive natural gas pressure caused fires and explosions.
2013
Taliban insurgents attack the United States consulate in Herat, Afghanistan, with two members of the Afghan National Police reported dead and about 20 civilians injured.
2008
Delhi, India, is hit by a series of bomb blasts, resulting in 30 deaths and 130 injuries.
2008
Hurricane Ike makes landfall on the Texas Gulf Coast of the United States, causing heavy damage to Galveston Island, Houston, and surrounding areas.
2007
The Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples is adopted by the United Nations General Assembly.
2001
Civilian aircraft traffic resumes in the United States after the September 11 attacks.
1993
Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin shakes hands with Palestine Liberation Organization chairman Yasser Arafat at the White House after signing the Oslo Accords granting limited Palestinian autonomy.
1989
Largest anti-Apartheid march in South Africa, led by Desmond Tutu.
1988
Hurricane Gilbert is the strongest recorded hurricane in the Western Hemisphere, later replaced by Hurricane Wilma in 2005 (based on barometric pressure).
1987
Goiânia accident: A radioactive object is stolen from an abandoned hospital in Goiânia, Brazil, contaminating many people in the following weeks and causing some to die from radiation poisoning.
1985
Super Mario Bros. is released in Japan for the NES, which starts the Super Mario series of platforming games.
1979
South Africa grants independence to the "homeland" of Venda (not recognised outside South Africa).
1971
State police and National Guardsmen storm New York's Attica Prison to quell a prison revolt.
1971
Chairman Mao Zedong's second in command and successor Marshal Lin Biao flees the People's Republic of China after the failure of an alleged coup. His plane crashes in Mongolia, killing all aboard.
1968
Cold War: Albania leaves the Warsaw Pact.
1964
South Vietnamese Generals Lâm Văn Phát and Dương Văn Đức fail in a coup attempt against General Nguyễn Khánh.
1962
An appeals court orders the University of Mississippi to admit James Meredith, the first African-American student admitted to the segregated university.
1956
The IBM 305 RAMAC is introduced, the first commercial computer to use disk storage.
1956
The dike around the Dutch polder East Flevoland is closed.
1953
Nikita Khrushchev is appointed General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.
1948
Deputy Prime Minister of India Vallabhbhai Patel orders the Army to move into Hyderabad to integrate it with the Indian Union.
1948
Margaret Chase Smith is elected United States senator, and becomes the first woman to serve in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the United States Senate.
1944
World War II: Start of the Battle of Meligalas between the Greek Resistance forces of the Greek People's Liberation Army (ELAS) and the collaborationist security battalions.
1942
World War II: Second day of the Battle of Edson's Ridge in the Guadalcanal Campaign. U.S. Marines successfully defeated attacks by the Japanese with heavy losses for the Japanese forces.
1933
Elizabeth McCombs becomes the first woman elected to the New Zealand Parliament.
1923
Following a military coup in Spain, Miguel Primo de Rivera takes over, setting up a dictatorship.
1922
The final act of the Greco-Turkish War, the Great Fire of Smyrna, commences.
1914
World War I: The Battle of Aisne begins between Germany and France.
1906
The Santos-Dumont 14-bis makes a short hop, the first flight of a fixed-wing aircraft in Europe.
1900
Filipino insurgents defeat a small American column in the Battle of Pulang Lupa, during the Philippine-American War.
1899
Henry Bliss is the first person in the United States to be killed in an automobile accident.
1899
Mackinder, Ollier and Brocherel make the first ascent of Batian (5,199 m - 17,058 ft), the highest peak of Mount Kenya.
1898
Hannibal Goodwin patents celluloid photographic film.
1882
Anglo-Egyptian War: The Battle of Tel el-Kebir is fought.
1862
American Civil War: Union soldiers find a copy of Robert E. Lee's battle plans in a field outside Frederick, Maryland. It is the prelude to the Battle of Antietam.
1848
Vermont railroad worker Phineas Gage survives an iron rod 1 4 inches (3.2 cm) in diameter being driven through his brain; the reported effects on his behavior and personality stimulate discussion of the nature of the brain and its functions.
1847
Mexican-American War: Six teenage military cadets known as Niños Héroes die defending Chapultepec Castle in the Battle of Chapultepec. American troops under General Winfield Scott capture Mexico City in the Mexican-American War.
1843
The Greek Army rebels (OS date: September 3) against the autocratic rule of king Otto of Greece, demanding the granting of a constitution.
1814
In a turning point in the War of 1812, the British fail to capture Baltimore. During the battle, Francis Scott Key composes his poem "Defence of Fort McHenry", which is later set to music and becomes the United States' national anthem.
1812
War of 1812: A supply wagon sent to relieve Fort Harrison is ambushed in the Attack at the Narrows.
1808
Finnish War: In the Battle of Jutas, Swedish forces under Lieutenant General Georg Carl von Döbeln beat the Russians, making von Döbeln a Swedish war hero.
1791
King Louis XVI of France accepts the new constitution.
1788
The Philadelphia Convention sets the date for the first presidential election in the United States, and New York City becomes the country's temporary capital.
1782
American Revolutionary War: Franco-Spanish troops launch the unsuccessful "grand assault" during the Great Siege of Gibraltar.
1759
Battle of the Plains of Abraham: the British defeat the French near Quebec City in the Seven Years' War, known in the United States as the French and Indian War.
1743
Great Britain, Austria and the Kingdom of Sardinia sign the Treaty of Worms.
1645
Wars of the Three Kingdoms: Scottish Royalists are defeated by Covenanters at the Battle of Philiphaugh.
1609
Henry Hudson reaches the river that would later be named after him - the Hudson River.
1584
San Lorenzo del Escorial Palace in Madrid is finished.
1541
After three years of exile, John Calvin returns to Geneva to reform the church under a body of doctrine known as Calvinism.
1504
Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand issue a Royal Warrant for the construction of a Royal Chapel (Capilla Real) to be built.
1501
Italian Renaissance: Michelangelo begins work on his statue of David.
1437
Battle of Tangier: a Portuguese expeditionary force initiates a failed attempt to seize the Moroccan citadel of Tangier.
1229
Ögedei Khan is proclaimed Khagan of the Mongol Empire in Kodoe Aral, Khentii: Mongolia.
533
Belisarius of the Byzantine Empire defeats Gelimer and the Vandals at the Battle of Ad Decimum, near Carthage, North Africa.
379
Yax Nuun Ahiin I is crowned as 15th Ajaw of Tikal
509 BC
The Temple of Jupiter Optimus Maximus on Rome's Capitoline Hill is dedicated on the ides of September.
585 BC
Lucius Tarquinius Priscus, king of Rome, celebrates a triumph for his victories over the Sabines, and the surrender of Collatia.

Births On This Day

1996
Playboi Carti, American rapper
1995
Robbie Kay, English actor
1995
Jerry Tollbring, Swedish handball player
1995
João Carlos Almeida Leandro, Portuguese footballer
1995
Shubham Khajuria, Indian cricketer
1994
Leonor Andrade, Portuguese singer
1994
Cameron Munster, Australian rugby league player
1993
Niall Horan, Irish singer
1993
Alice Merton, German-Canadian-English singer and songwriter
1991
Ksenia Afanasyeva, Russian gymnast
1990
Aoi Nakabeppu, Japanese model and actress
1990
Luciano Narsingh, Dutch footballer
1989
Elysée Irié Bi Séhi, Ivorian footballer
1989
Kenny Edwards, New Zealand rugby league player
1989
Jon Mannah, Australian rugby league player (d. 2013)
1989
Thomas Müller, German footballer
1989
William Owusu, Ghanaian footballer
1988
Luis Rentería, Panamanian footballer (d. 2014)
1988
Keith Treacy, Irish footballer
1987
Edenilson Bergonsi, Brazilian footballer
1987
Jonathan de Guzmán, Canadian-Dutch footballer
1987
Luke Fitzgerald, Irish rugby player
1987
Tsvetana Pironkova, Bulgarian tennis player
1986
Steve Colpaert, Belgian footballer
1986
Derek Hardman, American football player
1986
Kamui Kobayashi, Japanese race car driver
1986
Sean Williams, American basketball player
1985
David Jordan, English singer-songwriter
1985
Tom Learoyd-Lahrs, Australian rugby league player
1984
Nabil Abou-Harb, American director, producer, and screenwriter
1984
Baron Corbin, American wrestler
1983
James Bourne, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1983
Molly Crabapple, American illustrator and journalist
1983
Ryan Del Monte, Canadian ice hockey player
1983
Eduard Ratnikov, Estonian footballer
1982
Lloyd Dyer, English footballer
1982
Nenê, Brazilian basketball player
1982
Rickie Weeks, American baseball player
1982
Colin Marston, American guitarist, bassist, and producer/engineer
1982
Miha Zupan, Slovenian basketball player
1981
Koldo Fernández, Spanish cyclist
1981
Angelina Love, Canadian-American wrestler
1980
Andreas Biermann, German footballer (d. 2014)
1980
Han Chae-young, South Korean actress
1980
Daisuke Matsuzaka, Japanese baseball player
1980
Evangelos Nastos, Greek footballer
1980
Viren Rasquinha, Indian field hockey player
1979
Geike Arnaert, Belgian singer
1979
Tony Henry, English footballer
1978
Swizz Beatz, American rapper and producer
1978
Peter Sunde, Swedish businessman, co-founded Flattr and The Pirate Bay
1978
Masato Shibata, Japanese wrestler
1977
Fiona Apple, American singer-songwriter, producer, and pianist
1977
Ivan De Battista, Maltese actor, singer, director, and producer
1977
Daisuke Tsuda, Japanese singer-songwriter and drummer
1976
Ro Khanna, American politician
1976
Craig McMillan, New Zealand cricketer, coach, and sportscaster
1976
Elvis Mihailenko, Latvian boxer, trainer, and sportscaster
1976
José Théodore, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster
1975
Akihiro Asai, Japanese race car driver
1975
Joe Don Rooney, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1974
Travis Knight, American basketball player
1974
Éric Lapointe, Canadian football player
1974
Craig Rivet, Canadian ice hockey player
1973
Christine Arron, French runner
1973
Fabio Cannavaro, Italian footballer and manager
1973
Carlo Nash, English footballer and photographer
1971
Ben Alexander, Australian rugby league player (d. 1992)
1971
Goran Ivanišević, Croatian tennis player and coach
1971
Stella McCartney, English fashion designer
1971
Manabu Namiki, Japanese pianist and composer
1970
Lee Abramson, American bass player and composer (d. 2016)
1970
Martín Herrera, Argentinian footballer
1970
Louise Lombard, English actress
1969
Daniel Fonseca, Uruguayan footballer
1969
Tyler Perry, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1969
Shane Warne, Australian cricketer, coach, and sportscaster
1968
Brad Johnson, American football player
1968
Bernie Williams, Puerto Rican-American baseball player and guitarist
1967
Michael Johnson, American sprinter and journalist
1967
Tim "Ripper" Owens, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1967
Stephen Perkins, American drummer and songwriter
1966
Maria Furtwängler, German physician and actress
1966
Brendan Hall, Australian rugby league player
1965
Annie Duke, American poker player and author
1965
Jeff Ross, American comedian, director, and author
1965
Zak Starkey, English drummer
1964
Tavis Smiley, American talk show host, journalist, and author
1963
Yuri Alexandrov, Russian boxer (d. 2013)
1963
Antony Galione, Professor of Pharmacology at the University of Oxford
1963
Theodoros Roussopoulos, Greek journalist and politician
1963
Robin Smith, South African-English cricketer
1962
Neal Lancaster, American golfer
1962
Tõnu Õnnepalu, Estonian author
1961
Dave Mustaine, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1961
KK Null, Japanese singer-songwriter and guitarist
1961
Peter Roskam, American lawyer and politician
1960
Kevin Carter, South African photojournalist (d. 1994)
1959
Tatyana Mitkova, Russian journalist
1958
Bobby Davro, English comedian and actor
1958
Paweł Przytocki, Polish conductor and academic
1958
Kōji Tamaki, Japanese singer-songwriter and actor
1957
Vinny Appice, American rock drummer
1957
Judy Blumberg, American ice dancer and sportscaster
1957
Mal Donaghy, Irish footballer and manager
1957
Brad Hooker, English-American philosopher and academic
1957
Eleanor King, English lawyer and judge
1957
John G. Trueschler, American lawyer and politician
1957
Mark Wiebe, American golfer
1957
Keith Black, American neurosurgeon and academic
1956
Alain Ducasse, French-Monégasque chef
1956
Anne Geddes, Australian-New Zealand photographer and fashion designer
1956
Joni Sledge, American singer and songwriter (Sister Sledge) (d. 2017)
1955
Colin Moynihan, 4th Baron Moynihan, English rower and politician, Minister for Sport and the Olympics
1955
Joe Morris, American guitarist and composer
1954
Steve Kilbey, English-Australian singer-songwriter and bass player
1952
Réjean Giroux, Canadian ice hockey player
1952
Randy Jones, American pop and disco singer (Village People)
1952
Don Was, American bass player and producer
1951
Anne Devlin, Irish author, playwright, and screenwriter
1951
Salva Kiir Mayardit, South Sudanese politician, 1st President of South Sudan
1951
Jean Smart, American actress
1950
Włodzimierz Cimoszewicz, Polish lawyer and politician, 8th Prime Minister of Poland
1950
Pat Holland, English footballer and manager
1950
Jeff Lowe, American mountaineer
1949
John W. Henry, American businessman
1948
Nell Carter, American actress and singer (d. 2003)
1948
Dimitri Nanopoulos, Greek physicist and academic
1948
Sitiveni Rabuka, Fijian general and politician, 3rd Prime Minister of Fiji
1946
Frank Marshall, American director and producer
1946
Henri Kuprashvili, Georgian swimmer
1945
Noël Godin, Belgian actor, director, and screenwriter
1945
Andres Küng, Swedish journalist and politician (d. 2002)
1944
Carol Barnes, English journalist (d. 2008)
1944
Jacqueline Bisset, English actress and producer
1944
Peter Cetera, American singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer
1944
Midget Farrelly, Australian surfer (d. 2016)
1944
Leslie Harvey, Scottish guitarist (d. 1972)
1943
Mildred D. Taylor, American author
1942
Michel Côté, Canadian businessman and politician
1941
Tadao Ando, Japanese architect and academic, designed Piccadilly Gardens
1941
David Clayton-Thomas, English-Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist
1941
Ahmet Necdet Sezer, Turkish judge and politician, 10th President of the Republic of Turkey
1940
Óscar Arias, Costa Rican politician, President of Costa Rica, Nobel Prize laureate
1940
Kerry Stokes, Australian businessman
1939
Arleen Auger, American soprano and educator (d. 1993)
1939
Richard Kiel, American actor and voice artist (d. 2014)
1939
Guntis Ulmanis, Latvian economist and politician, 5th President of Latvia
1939
Joel-Peter Witkin, American photographer
1938
John Smith, Scottish lawyer and politician, Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer (d. 1994)
1937
Don Bluth, American animator, director, and producer, co-founded Sullivan Bluth Studios and Fox Animation Studios
1936
Stefano Delle Chiaie, Italian activist, founded National Vanguard
1934
Tony Pickard, English tennis player and coach
1933
Eileen Fulton, American actress
1933
Donald Mackay, Australian businessman and activist (d. 1977)
1933
Lewie Steinberg, American bass player (d. 2016)
1932
Fernando González Pacheco, Spanish-Colombian journalist and actor (d. 2014)
1932
Radoslav Brzobohatý, Czech actor (d. 2012)
1932
Bengt Hallberg, Swedish pianist and composer (d. 2013)
1931
Barbara Bain, American actress
1931
Robert Bédard, Canadian tennis player and sportscaster
1931
Marjorie Jackson-Nelson, Australian sprinter and politician, 33rd Governor of South Australia
1931
Rein Maran, Estonian cinematographer
1930
Robert Gavron, Baron Gavron, English publisher and philanthropist (d. 2015)
1928
Robert Indiana, American painter and sculptor (d. 2018)
1928
Tzannis Tzannetakis, Greek soldier and politician, 175th Prime Minister of Greece (d. 2010)
1927
Laura Cardoso, Brazilian actress
1926
Andrew Brimmer, American economist and academic (d. 2012)
1926
Emile Francis, Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and manager
1926
J. Frank Raley Jr., American soldier and politician (d. 2012)
1925
Mel Tormé, American singer-songwriter and actor (d. 1999)
1924
Harold Blair, Australian tenor and educator (d. 1976)
1924
Scott Brady, American actor (d. 1985)
1924
Maurice Jarre, French composer and conductor (d. 2009)
1923
Édouard Boubat, French photographer and journalist (d. 1999)
1922
Charles Brown, American singer and pianist (d. 1999)
1922
Caroline Duby Glassman, American lawyer and jurist (d. 2013)
1920
Else Holmelund Minarik, Danish-American journalist and author (d. 2012)
1919
Mary Midgley, English philosopher and author (d. 2018)
1919
George Weidenfeld, Baron Weidenfeld, Austrian-English journalist, publisher, and philanthropist (d. 2016)
1918
Ray Charles, American singer-songwriter and conductor (d. 2015)
1918
Dick Haymes, Argentinian actor and singer (d. 1980)
1917
Carol Kendall, American historian and author (d. 2012)
1917
Robert Ward, American soldier, composer, and educator (d. 2013)
1916
Roald Dahl, British novelist, poet, and screenwriter (d. 1990)
1914
Leonard Feather, English-American pianist, composer, producer, and journalist (d. 1994)
1912
Maurice K. Goddard, American colonel and politician (d. 1995)
1912
Reta Shaw, American actress (d. 1982)
1911
Bill Monroe, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1996)
1909
Ray Bowden, English footballer (d. 1998)
1909
Frits Thors, Dutch journalist and radio host (d. 2014)
1908
Chu Berry, American saxophonist (d. 1941)
1908
Karolos Koun, Greek director and playwright (d. 1987)
1908
Sicco Mansholt, Dutch farmer and politician, 4th President of the European Commission (d. 1995)
1908
Mae Questel, American actress and vocal artist (d. 1998)
1904
Alberta Williams King, American civil rights organizer, mother of Martin Luther King, Jr. (d. 1974)
1904
Gladys George, American actress (d. 1954)
1903
Claudette Colbert, French-American actress (d. 1996)
1899
Corneliu Zelea Codreanu, Romanian politician (d. 1938)
1898
Roger Désormière, French conductor and composer (d. 1963)
1898
C. Sittampalam, Sri Lankan lawyer and politician (d. 1964)
1895
Morris Kirksey, American rugby player and sprinter (d. 1981)
1894
J. B. Priestley, English novelist and playwright (d. 1984)
1894
Julian Tuwim, Polish poet, playwright, and director (d. 1953)
1893
Larry Shields, American clarinet player (d. 1953)
1891
Max Pruss, German captain and pilot (d. 1960)
1890
Antony Noghès, French-Monegasque businessman, founded the Monaco Grand Prix (d. 1978)
1887
Leopold Ružička, Croatian-Swiss biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1976)
1886
Amelie Beese, German pilot and sculptor (d. 1925)
1886
Robert Robinson, English chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1975)
1885
Wilhelm Blaschke, Austrian-German mathematician and academic (d. 1962)
1883
LeRoy Samse, American pole vaulter (d. 1956)
1883
Petros Voulgaris, Greek admiral and politician, 136th Prime Minister of Greece (d. 1957)
1882
Ramón Grau, Cuban physician and politician, 6th President of Cuba (d. 1969)
1880
Jesse L. Lasky, American film producer, co-founded Famous Players-Lasky (d. 1958)
1877
Wilhelm Filchner, German-Swiss explorer (d. 1957)
1877
Stanley Lord, English captain (d. 1962)
1876
Sherwood Anderson, American novelist and short story writer (d. 1941)
1874
Henry F. Ashurst, American lawyer and politician (d. 1962)
1874
Arnold Schoenberg, Austrian composer and painter (d. 1951)
1873
Constantin Carathéodory, German mathematician and author (d. 1950)
1872
Kijūrō Shidehara, Japanese politician and diplomat, 44th Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1951)
1865
William Birdwood, Indian-English field marshal (d. 1951)
1860
John J. Pershing, American general and lawyer (d. 1948)
1857
Michał Drzymała, Polish rebel and activist (d. 1937)
1857
Milton S. Hershey, American businessman, founded The Hershey Company (d. 1945)
1851
Walter Reed, American physician and biologist (d. 1902)
1842
John H. Bankhead, American soldier and politician (d. 1920)
1830
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach, Austrian author (d. 1916)
1819
Clara Schumann, German pianist and composer (d. 1896)
1818
Lucy Goode Brooks, Former American slave and a founder of Friends' Asylum for Colored Orphans (d. 1900)
1813
John Sedgwick, American general and educator (d. 1864)
1802
Arnold Ruge, German philosopher and author (d. 1880)
1755
Oliver Evans, American inventor, engineer and businessman (d. 1819)
1604
Sir William Brereton, 1st Baronet, English commander and politician (d. 1661)
1594
Francesco Manelli, Italian theorbo player and composer (d. 1667)
1583
Girolamo Frescobaldi, Italian pianist and composer (d. 1643)
1521
William Cecil, 1st Baron Burghley, English academic and politician, Lord High Treasurer (d. 1598)
1502
John Leland, English poet and historian (d. 1552)
1475
Cesare Borgia, Italian cardinal (d. 1507)
1087
John II Komnenos, Byzantine emperor (d. 1143)
678
K'inich Ahkal Mo' Nahb III, Mayan ruler (d. 730)
AD 64
Julia Flavia, Roman daughter of Titus (d. AD 91)

Deaths On This Day

2017
Pete Domenici, American politician, senator of New Mexico (b. 1932)
2016
Jonathan Riley-Smith, British historian (b. 1938)
2015
Vivinho, Brazilian footballer (b. 1961)
2015
Erma Bergmann, American baseball player (b. 1924)
2015
Brian Close, English cricketer and coach (b. 1931)
2015
Moses Malone, American basketball player and sportscaster (b. 1955)
2014
Benjamin Adekunle, Nigerian general (b. 1936)
2014
Helen Filarski, American baseball player (b. 1924)
2014
Milan Galić, Serbian footballer (b. 1938)
2014
Frank Torre, American baseball player and manager (b. 1931)
2013
Olusegun Agagu, Nigerian politician, 15th Governor of Ondo State (b. 1948)
2013
Robert J. Behnke, American biologist and academic (b. 1929)
2013
Rick Casares, American football player (b. 1931)
2013
Luiz Gushiken, Brazilian trade union leader and politician (b. 1950)
2012
William Duckworth, American composer and author (b. 1943)
2012
Peter Lougheed, Canadian football player, lawyer, and politician, 10th Premier of Alberta (b. 1928)
2012
Edgar Metcalfe, English-Australian actor and director (b. 1933)
2012
Ranganath Misra, Indian lawyer and jurist, 21st Chief Justice of India (b. 1926)
2011
Walter Bonatti, Italian mountaineer and journalist (b. 1930)
2009
Paul Burke, American actor (b. 1926)
2007
Whakahuihui Vercoe, New Zealand archbishop (b. 1928)
2006
Ann Richards, American educator and politician, 45th Governor of Texas (b. 1933)
2005
Toni Fritsch, Austrian footballer (b. 1945)
2005
Julio César Turbay Ayala, Colombian lawyer and politician, 25th President of Colombia (b. 1916)
2004
Luis E. Miramontes, Mexican chemist, co-invented the birth-control pill (b. 1925)
2003
Frank O'Bannon, American publisher, lawyer, and politician, 47th Governor of Indiana (b. 1930)
2002
George Stanley, Canadian soldier, historian, and author, designed the Flag of Canada (b. 1907)
2001
Johnny Craig, American sailor and illustrator (b. 1926)
2001
Jaroslav Drobný, Czech-English ice hockey player and tennis player (b. 1921)
2001
Dorothy McGuire, American actress (b. 1916)
2000
Betty Jeffrey, Australian nurse and author (b. 1908)
1999
Benjamin Bloom, American psychologist and academic (b. 1913)
1998
Necdet Calp, Turkish civil servant and politician (b. 1922)
1998
Harry Lumley, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1926)
1998
Frank Renouf, New Zealand businessman (b. 1918)
1998
George Wallace, American sergeant, lawyer, and politician, 45th Governor of Alabama (b. 1919)
1997
Georges Guétary, Egyptian-French actor, singer, and dancer (b. 1915)
1997
Georgios Mitsibonas, Greek footballer (b. 1962)
1996
Tupac Shakur, American rapper, producer, and actor (b. 1971)
1993
Carl Voss, American ice hockey player and referee (b. 1907)
1991
Robert Irving, English soldier and conductor (b. 1913)
1991
Metin Oktay, Turkish footballer and manager (b. 1936)
1991
Joe Pasternak, Hungarian-American production manager and producer (b. 1901)
1987
Mervyn LeRoy, American actor, director, and producer (b. 1900)
1985
Dane Rudhyar, French-American astrologer, composer, and author (b. 1895)
1982
Reed Crandall, American illustrator (b. 1917)
1977
Leopold Stokowski, English conductor (b. 1882)
1976
Armand Mondou, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1905)
1976
Albert Tessier, Canadian priest, historian, and director (b. 1895)
1975
Mudicondan Venkatarama Iyer, Indian singer and musicologist (b. 1897)
1973
Betty Field, American actress (b. 1913)
1973
Sajjad Zaheer, Indian poet and philosopher (b. 1905)
1971
Lin Biao, Chinese general and politician, 2nd Vice Premier of the People's Republic of China (b. 1907)
1967
Mohammed bin Awad bin Laden, Yemeni-Saudi Arabian businessman, founded Saudi Binladin Group (b. 1903)
1967
Robert George, English air marshal and politician, 24th Governor of South Australia (b. 1896)
1967
Leonard Lord, English businessman (b. 1896)
1960
Leó Weiner, Hungarian composer and educator (b. 1885)
1953
Mary Brewster Hazelton, American painter (b. 1868)
1949
August Krogh, Danish physiologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1874)
1946
Amon Göth, Austrian captain (b. 1908)
1946
Eugene Lanceray, Russian painter, sculptor, and illustrator (b. 1875)
1946
William Watt, Australian lawyer and politician, 24th Premier of Victoria (b. 1871)
1944
W. Heath Robinson, English cartoonist (b. 1872)
1941
Elias Disney, Canadian-American farmer and businessman (b. 1859)
1937
David Robertson, Scottish rugby player and golfer (b. 1869)
1931
Lili Elbe, Danish model and painter (b. 1882)
1929
Jatindra Nath Das, Indian activist (b. 1904)
1928
Italo Svevo, Italian author and playwright (b. 1861)
1918
Frederic Crowninshield, American artist and author (b. 1845)
1915
Andrew L. Harris, American general and politician, 44th Governor of Ohio (b. 1835)
1913
Aurel Vlaicu, Romanian pilot and engineer (b. 1882)
1912
Joseph Furphy, Australian author and poet (b. 1843)
1912
Nogi Maresuke, Japanese general (b. 1849)
1910
Rajanikanta Sen, Bangladeshi poet and composer (b. 1865)
1905
René Goblet, French lawyer and politician, 52nd Prime Minister of France (b. 1828)
1894
Emmanuel Chabrier, French pianist and composer (b. 1841)
1885
Friedrich Kiel, German composer and educator (b. 1821)
1881
Ambrose Burnside, American general and politician, 30th Governor of Rhode Island (b. 1824)
1872
Ludwig Feuerbach, German anthropologist and philosopher (b. 1804)
1871
İbrahim Şinasi, Turkish journalist, author, and translator (b. 1826)
1847
Nicolas Oudinot, French general (b. 1767)
1813
Hezqeyas, Ethiopian emperor
1808
Saverio Bettinelli, Italian poet, playwright, and critic (b. 1718)
1806
Charles James Fox, English soldier and politician, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (b. 1749)
1800
Claude Martin, French-English general and explorer (b. 1735)
1766
Benjamin Heath, English scholar and author (b. 1704)
1759
James Wolfe, English general (b. 1727)
1632
Leopold V, Archduke of Austria (b. 1586)
1612
Karin Månsdotter, Queen of Sweden (b. 1550)
1598
Philip II of Spain (b. 1526)
1592
Michel de Montaigne, French philosopher and author (b. 1533)
1557
John Cheke, English scholar and politician, Secretary of State for England (b. 1514)
1506
Andrea Mantegna, Italian painter and engraver (b. 1431)
1488
Charles II, Duke of Bourbon (b. 1434)
1409
Isabella of Valois, queen consort of England (b. 1387)
1313
Notburga, Austrian saint (b. 1265)
908
Cormac mac Cuilennáin, king of Munster (Ireland)
864
Pietro Tradonico, doge of Venice
413
Marcellinus of Carthage, martyr and saint
AD 81
Titus, Roman emperor (b. AD 39)