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On This Day in History:  September 15

September 15 is the 258th day of the year (259th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 107 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2019
After 20 years of playing the same lottery numbers, Delaware man wins $25,000 a year for life. Ever since he won $500 in the lottery 20 years ago, one 65-year-old New Castle, Delaware, man has been playing the same numbers over and over, hoping they'd pay off again. 
2019
Lottery winner plans to breathe new life into historic neighborhood that time forgot. A Florida man who won a $52 million lottery jackpot in 2010 wants to use some of his millions to breathe new life into the streets of Sistrunk, a historically black northwestern section of Fort Lauderdale.
2018
Woman given lottery ticket for graduation gift wins $2,000 a month for life. Imagine starting life after graduation with a $2,000 a month head start. That's exactly what one Connecticut woman did.
2018
Last defendant in large Jamaican lottery scam convicted. A federal jury in North Dakota on Friday convicted a Rhode Island woman of helping scam elderly Americans out of millions of dollars, capping a large-scale Jamaican lottery scam case that authorities have been investigating and prosecuting for six years.
2018
China probes yet another lottery official suspected of corruption. Try as it might, China's sole form of legal gambling simply can't escape allegations of corruption committed by the officials in charge.
2016
Three pharmacy employees charged in lottery theft scheme. When Police Chief Brennan Baird examined a video obtained off a hidden surveillance camera in the Rite Aid store of Danielsville, Georgia, the chief reported he was astounded at what he observed.
2015
Wyoming Lottery has its first $1 million winner. Wyoming Lottery history was made during Monday's drawing as one lucky ticket laid claim to Cowboy Draw's first million dollar jackpot.
2014
Ohio Lottery investigating frequent winners. The top lottery winners in Ohio have claimed hundreds of large prizes over the past decades, some in such short spans of time that it seemingly defies the odds and has prompted investigations by the Ohio Lottery.
2013
$400 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot explodes. For only the 5th time in the history of United States lotteries, a lottery jackpot has grown to $400 million or more.
2011
Lottery winner says job, not money, helped cancer fight. The winner of a big British lotto jackpot credits returning to work -- not the money -- with helping her during her cancer fight.
2010
Man wins £2.6M lottery jackpot, but doesn't wake wife. A British couple had two great reasons to celebrate last week -- firstly it was their ruby wedding anniversary, marking 40 years of marriage, and secondly they won £2.6 million (US$4 million) on the Lotto.
2009
£5M U.K. National Lottery winner claims jackpot. The winner of a £5 million (US$8.2 million) National Lottery jackpot which had gone unclaimed for two weeks has come forward, operator Camelot said today.
2009
UK Lottery looking for £5 million Lotto winner. A city was bracing itself for a frenzy of back-of-the-sofa searching and sock drawer ransacking today after details were revealed of an unclaimed £5 million (US$8.2 million) lottery prize.
2008
Maryland Mega Millions lottery winner claims prize anonymously. A 49-year-old woman and her daughter came to Maryland Lottery headquarters Monday carrying a locked safe. Inside was the $24 million Mega Millions winning ticket from last Tuesday's drawing.
2007
Tennessee Lottery on the hot seat. Tennessee State Senator Jim Kyle, D-Memphis, has asked House Speaker Jimmy Naifeh, D-Covington, and Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey, R-Blountville, to convene the Joint Lottery Oversight Committee "as soon as possible" to get the lowdown on recent "incidents" at the Tennessee Education Lottery.
2005
Powerball lottery jackpot increases to $92 million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Wednesday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $92 million, with a cash option of $46.5 million.
2005
$250,000 lottery prize to be split 11 ways. A group of 11 employees and customers of a country store on the shores of Lake Erie, Ohio, have won a pretax total of $250,000 playing Mega Millions.
2005
Oklahoma Lottery ups the ante for retailers. Oklahoma Lottery commissioners have increased the financial incentive for store owners to sell scratch-off tickets, even before the games have begun.
2004
Mega Millions jackpot increases to $55 million. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery grew to $55 million Wednesday.
2004
Internet casino profits from lottery name confusion. One of the Oregon Lottery's latest instant scratch-off ticket games apparently has been helping generate a tidy sum of revenue - for the owners of a 9-year-old, offshore-based online casino.
2004
Student wins NY Lotto. She's only 20, but a Queens college student can afford to throw herself one heck of a graduation party after hitting a $5 million lottery jackpot from a ticket she got from her dad.
2004
Study: Gambling May Help Keep Older Folks Healthy. A new study suggests recreational gambling could help contribute to good health in older Americans.
2004
Hurricane disrupts Florida Lotto sales. This week's $2 million Florida Lotto jackpot is the smallest since the state went to twice-a-week jackpots in 1999.
2003
Texas lottery considers eliminating lotto balls. The Texas Lottery Commission is taking a first, cautious step toward using a computer to replace the rubber balls used since the games began in 1992.
2003
Lotto Plus Going Back To Just Plain Lotto. Starting Oct. 5, Washington will drop the "Plus" from Lotto Plus and change the game to increase the number of winners.
2003
Powerball Jackpot Grows to $35 Million. There were no Powerball jackpot winners Saturday but 336,155 players across the nation won a total of more than $3 million in prizes.
2003
Mega Millions Lottery Disappoints, Officials Say. More than a year after the multi-state Mega Millions lottery was created, the top prizes haven't been the record-breakers organizers had hoped -- leaving the 10 member states still waiting for a lottery windfall to cushion falling tax revenues.
2003
Michigan Lottery Adds New Games. Bettors will have more ways to gamble in Michigan next month, and they'll be able to do it in bars and restaurants across the state.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$399.4 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 18, 2013
2.$258 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 16, 2005
3.$252 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 18, 2018
4.$246.8 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 17, 2016
5.$192 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 17, 2019
6.€173 Million
US$191.11 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Sep 17, 2019
7.$185 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 16, 2015
8.$171 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 17, 2014
9.$163 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 15, 2006
10.€140.15 Million
US$157.56 Million
Draw Date
Sep 15, 2016
11.$157 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 16, 2006
12.€130 Million
US$155.26 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Sep 15, 2017
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.$136 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 17, 2008
16.$133.2 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 16, 2017
17.$133 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 16, 2016
18.$130 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 17, 2013
19.$125 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 15, 2012
20.$95 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 16, 2009
21.€73 Million
US$94.54 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Sep 16, 2014
22.$94 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 15, 2010
23.€76 Million
US$92.92 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Sep 16, 2005
24.$92 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 17, 2005
25.$86 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 15, 2017

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1992
Tuesday, Sep 15, 1992
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1988
Thursday, Sep 15, 1988
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1985
Sunday, Sep 15, 1985
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1976
Wednesday, Sep 15, 1976
43 years old
1973
Saturday, Sep 15, 1973
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1973
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1972
Friday, Sep 15, 1972
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1972
Friday, Sep 15, 1972
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1969
Monday, Sep 15, 1969
50 years old
1964
Tuesday, Sep 15, 1964
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1963
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1963
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1963
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1958
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1958
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1956
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1953
Tuesday, Sep 15, 1953
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1948
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1946
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Worldwide Events On This Day

2017
The Parsons Green bombing took place in London.
2017
The Cassini-Huygens probe is retired.
2008
Lehman Brothers files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, the largest bankruptcy filing in U.S. history.
2004
National Hockey League commissioner Gary Bettman announces lockout of the players' union and cessation of operations by the NHL head office.
2001
President George W. Bush gives his first post September 11th weekly address.
2000
The Summer Olympics officially known as the games of the XXVII Olympiad were opened in Sydney, Australia.
1983
Israeli premier Menachem Begin resigns.
1981
The Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approves Sandra Day O'Connor to become the first female justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
1981
The John Bull becomes the oldest operable steam locomotive in the world when the Smithsonian Institution operates it under its own power outside Washington, D.C.
1978
Muhammad Ali outpointed Leon Spinks in a rematch to become the first boxer to win the world heavyweight title three times at the Superdome in New Orleans.
1975
The French department of "Corse" (the entire island of Corsica) is divided into two: Haute-Corse (Upper Corsica) and Corse-du-Sud (Southern Corsica)
1974
Air Vietnam Flight 706 is hijacked, then crashes while attempting to land with 75 on board.
1972
A Scandinavian Airlines System domestic flight from Gothenburg to Stockholm is hijacked and flown to Malmö Bulltofta Airport.
1971
The first Greenpeace ship sets sail to protest against nuclear testing on Amchitka Island.
1968
The Soviet Zond 5 spaceship is launched, becoming the first spacecraft to fly around the Moon and re-enter the Earth's atmosphere.
1967
U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson, responding to a sniper attack at the University of Texas at Austin, writes a letter to Congress urging the enactment of gun control legislation.
1963
Baptist Church bombing: Four children killed in the bombing of an African-American church in Birmingham, Alabama, United States.
1962
The Soviet ship Poltava heads toward Cuba, one of the events that sets into motion the Cuban Missile Crisis.
1959
Nikita Khrushchev becomes the first Soviet leader to visit the United States.
1958
A Central Railroad of New Jersey commuter train runs through an open drawbridge at the Newark Bay, killing 48.
1952
The United Nations cedes Eritrea to Ethiopia.
1950
Korean War: United States forces land at Inchon
1948
The Indian Army captures the towns of Jalna, Latur, Mominabad, Surriapet and Narkatpalli as part of Operation Polo.
1948
The F-86 Sabre sets the world aircraft speed record at 671 miles per hour (1,080 km/h).
1947
Typhoon Kathleen hit the Kanto Region in Japan killing 1,077.
1945
A hurricane strikes southern Florida and the Bahamas, destroying 366 airplanes and 25 blimps at Naval Air Station Richmond.
1944
Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill meet in Quebec as part of the Octagon Conference to discuss strategy.
1944
Battle of Peleliu begins as the United States Marine Corps' 1st Marine Division and the United States Army's 81st Infantry Division hit White and Orange beaches under heavy fire from Japanese infantry and artillery.
1942
World War II: U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Wasp is sunk by Japanese torpedoes at Guadalcanal.
1940
World War II: The climax of the Battle of Britain, when the Royal Air Force shoots down large numbers of Luftwaffe aircraft.
1935
The Nuremberg Laws deprive German Jews of citizenship.
1935
Nazi Germany adopts a new national flag bearing the swastika.
1918
World War I: Allied troops break through the Bulgarian defenses on the Macedonian Front.
1916
World War I: Tanks are used for the first time in battle, at the Battle of the Somme.
1915
The Empire Picture Theatre (now The New Empire Cinema), the oldest running cinema in mainland Australia, opens in Bowral, New South Wales.
1894
First Sino-Japanese War: Japan defeats Qing dynasty China in the Battle of Pyongyang.
1873
Franco-Prussian War: The last German troops leave France upon completion of payment of indemnity.
1862
American Civil War: Confederate forces capture Harpers Ferry, Virginia (present-day Harpers Ferry, West Virginia)
1851
Saint Joseph's University is founded in Philadelphia.
1835
HMS Beagle, with Charles Darwin aboard, reaches the Galápagos Islands. The ship lands at Chatham or San Cristobal, the easternmost of the archipelago.
1830
The Liverpool to Manchester railway line opens; British MP William Huskisson becomes the first widely reported railway passenger fatality when he is struck and killed by the locomotive Rocket.
1821
The Captaincy General of Guatemala declares independence from Spain.
1820
Constitutionalist revolution in Lisbon, Portugal.
1816
HMS Whiting runs aground on the Doom Bar
1812
The French army under Napoleon reaches the Kremlin in Moscow.
1812
War of 1812: A second supply train sent to relieve Fort Harrison is ambushed in the Attack at the Narrows.
1795
Britain seizes the Dutch Cape Colony in southern Africa to prevent its use by the Batavian Republic.
1794
French Revolutionary Wars: Arthur Wellesley (later Duke of Wellington) sees his first combat at the Battle of Boxtel during the Flanders Campaign.
1789
The United States "Department of Foreign Affairs", established by law in July, is renamed the Department of State and given a variety of domestic duties.
1776
American Revolutionary War: British forces land at Kip's Bay during the New York Campaign.
1762
Seven Years' War: Battle of Signal Hill.
1616
Joseph Calasanz opens the first modern public elementary school.
1556
Departing from Vlissingen, ex-Holy Roman Emperor Charles V returns to Spain.
1530
Appearance of the miraculous portrait of Saint Dominic in Soriano in Soriano Calabro, Calabria, Italy; commemorated as a feast day by the Roman Catholic Church 1644-1912.
1440
Gilles de Rais, one of the earliest known serial killers, is taken into custody upon an accusation brought against him by Jean de Malestroit, Bishop of Nantes.
994
Major Fatimid victory over the Byzantine Empire at the Battle of the Orontes.
668
Eastern Roman Emperor Constans II is assassinated in his bath at Syracuse, Italy.

Births On This Day

1999
Nana Owada, Japanese idol, singer, and actress
1996
Nao Furuhata, Japanese idol and singer
1995
Joe Ofahengaue, New Zealand-Tongan rugby league player
1993
Dennis Schröder, German basketball player
1992
Frances Cannon, Australian multidisciplinary artist
1992
Jae Park, South Korean-American singer (Day6)
1991
Lee Jung-shin, South Korean rapper and bass player
1991
Phil Ofosu-Ayeh, German-Ghanaian footballer
1990
Oliver Gill, English footballer
1990
Aaron Mooy, Australian footballer
1988
Michael Cooper, English rugby league player
1988
Clare Maguire, English singer-songwriter
1988
Tim Moltzen, Australian rugby league player
1987
Aly Cissokho, French footballer
1987
Rhett Titus, American wrestler
1986
Jenna Marbles, American YouTuber and comedian
1986
George Watsky, American hip-hop artist, poet and author
1985
François-Olivier Roberge, Canadian speed skater
1984
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex
1984
Loek van Mil, Dutch baseball player
1984
Cyhi the Prynce, American rapper and producer
1983
Yuka Hirata, Japanese actress and model
1983
Luke Hochevar, American baseball player
1982
Laila Boonyasak, Thai actress and model
1980
David Diehl, American football player and sportscaster
1980
Mike Dunleavy Jr., American basketball player
1979
Dave Annable, American actor
1979
Patrick Marleau, Canadian ice hockey player
1979
Carlos Ruiz, Guatemalan footballer
1979
Reece Young, New Zealand cricketer
1978
Zach Filkins, American guitarist
1978
Eiður Guðjohnsen, Icelandic footballer
1978
Genki Horiguchi, Japanese wrestler
1977
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Nigerian novelist, essayist, and short story writer
1977
Angela Aki, Japanese singer-songwriter
1977
Sophie Dahl, English model and author
1977
Tom Hardy, English actor
1977
Leander Jordan, American football player
1977
Jason Terry, American basketball player
1976
Brett Kimmorley, Australian rugby league player and sportscaster
1976
Paul Thomson, Scottish drummer
1976
Matt Thornton, American baseball player
1975
Tom Dolan, American swimmer
1975
Martina Krupičková, Czech painter
1974
Arata Iura, Japanese actor, model, and fashion designer
1973
Prince Daniel, Duke of Västergötland, Swedish prince
1972
Jimmy Carr, English comedian, actor, producer, and screenwriter
1972
Queen Letizia of Spain
1972
Lady Victoria, American wrestler
1971
Nathan Astle, New Zealand cricketer and coach
1971
Josh Charles, American actor and director
1971
Wayne Ferreira, South African tennis player
1971
Ben Wallers, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
1969
Revaz Arveladze, Georgian footballer
1969
Corby Davidson, American radio personality
1969
Allen Shellenberger, American drummer (d. 2009)
1967
Paul Abbott, American baseball player and coach
1967
Rodney Eyles, Australian squash player
1966
Wenn V. Deramas, Filipino director and screenwriter (d. 2016)
1966
Sherman Douglas, American basketball player
1964
Robert Fico, Slovak academic and politician, 14th Prime Minister of Slovakia
1964
Steve Watkin, Welsh cricketer
1964
Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein, American guitarist and songwriter
1963
Pete Myers, American basketball player and coach
1963
Stephen C. Spiteri, Maltese military historian
1962
Amanda Wakeley, English fashion designer
1961
Terry Lamb, Australian rugby league player and coach
1961
Helen Margetts, British political scientist
1961
Dan Marino, American football player and sportscaster
1961
Patrick Patterson, Jamaican cricketer
1960
Ed Solomon, American director, producer, and screenwriter
1959
Mark Kirk, American commander, lawyer, and politician
1958
Joel Quenneville, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1958
Wendie Jo Sperber, American actress (d. 2005)
1956
Ross J. Anderson, British academic and educator
1956
Maggie Reilly, Scottish singer-songwriter
1956
Ned Rothenberg, American saxophonist, clarinet player, and composer
1955
Željka Antunović, Croatian politician, 9th Croatian Minister of Defence
1955
Abdul Qadir, Pakistani cricketer
1955
Bruce Reitherman, American voice actor, singer, cinematographer, and producer
1955
Renzo Rosso, Italian fashion designer and businessman, co-founded Diesel Clothing
1954
Adrian Adonis, American wrestler (d. 1988)
1954
Hrant Dink, Turkish journalist (d. 2007)
1953
Keiko Takeshita, Japanese actress
1952
Richard Brodeur, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster
1952
Paula Duncan, Australian actress
1952
Ratnajeevan Hoole, Sri Lankan engineer and academic
1952
Kelly Keagy, American singer and drummer
1951
Pete Carroll, American football player and coach
1951
Johan Neeskens, Dutch footballer and manager
1951
Fred Seibert, owner of Nickelodeon and Frederator Studios
1950
Rajiv Malhotra, Indian author
1950
Mirza Masroor Ahmad, Pakistani-English caliph and scholar
1949
Joe Barton, American lawyer and politician
1947
Viggo Jensen, Danish footballer and manager
1947
Diane E. Levin, American educator and author
1947
Theodore Long, American wrestling referee and manager
1946
Tommy Lee Jones, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1946
Mike Procter, South African cricketer, coach, and referee
1946
Oliver Stone, American director, screenwriter, and producer
1946
Howard Waldrop, American author and critic
1945
Carmen Maura, Spanish actress
1945
Jessye Norman, American soprano
1945
Hans-Gert Pöttering, German lawyer and politician, 23rd President of the European Parliament
1945
Ron Shelton, American director, producer, and screenwriter
1944
Mauro Piacenza, Italian cardinal
1944
Graham Taylor, English footballer and manager (d. 2017)
1942
Lee Dorman, American bass player (d. 2012)
1942
Philip Harris, Baron Harris of Peckham, English businessman and politician
1942
Ksenia Milicevic, French painter and architect
1941
Flórián Albert, Hungarian footballer and manager (d. 2011)
1941
Signe Toly Anderson, American rock singer (d. 2016)
1941
Mirosław Hermaszewski, Polish general, pilot, and astronaut
1941
Yuriy Norshteyn, Russian animator, director, and screenwriter
1941
Viktor Zubkov, Russian businessman and politician, 37th Prime Minister of Russia
1940
Merlin Olsen, American football player, sportscaster, and actor (d. 2010)
1939
Subramanian Swamy, Indian economist, academic, and politician, Indian Minister of Law and Justice
1939
George Walden, English journalist and politician
1938
Gaylord Perry, American baseball player and coach
1937
Joey Carew, Trinidadian cricketer (d. 2011)
1937
Fernando de la Rúa, Argentinian lawyer and politician, 51st President of Argentina
1937
King Curtis Iaukea, American wrestler (d. 2010)
1937
Robert Lucas Jr., American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
1937
Pino Puglisi, Italian priest and martyr (d. 1993)
1936
Ashley Cooper, Australian tennis player
1936
Sara Henderson, Australian farmer and author (d. 2005)
1935
Dinkha IV, Iraqi patriarch (d. 2015)
1934
Tomie dePaola, American author and illustrator
1934
Fred Nile, Australian soldier, minister, and politician
1933
Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Spanish conductor and composer (d. 2014)
1932
Neil Bartlett, English-American chemist and academic (d. 2008)
1931
Brian Henderson, New Zealand-Australian journalist, actor, and producer
1930
Endel Lippmaa, Estonian physicist and academic (d. 2015)
1929
Eva Burrows, Australian 13th General of The Salvation Army (d. 2015)
1929
Murray Gell-Mann, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
1929
Stan Kelly-Bootle, English singer-songwriter, computer scientist, and author (d. 2014)
1929
Dick Latessa, American actor (d. 2016)
1929
John Julius Norwich, English historian and author (d. 2018)
1929
Wilbur Snyder, American football player and wrestler (d. 1991)
1929
Mümtaz Soysal, Turkish academic and politician, 30th Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs
1928
Cannonball Adderley, American saxophonist and bandleader (d. 1975)
1927
Rudolf Anderson, pilot and commissioned officer in the United States Air Force (d. 1962)
1927
Norm Crosby, American comedian and actor
1927
David Stove, Australian philosopher and academic (d. 1994)
1926
Shohei Imamura, Japanese director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2006)
1926
Jean-Pierre Serre, French mathematician and academic
1925
Stanley Chapman, English architect and author (d. 2009)
1925
Erika Köth, German soprano (d. 1981)
1925
Carlo Rambaldi, Italian special effects artist (d. 2012)
1925
Helle Virkner, Danish actress and singer (d. 2009)
1924
Lucebert, Dutch poet and painter (d. 1994)
1924
György Lázár, Hungarian politician, 50th Prime Minister of Hungary (d. 2014)
1924
Bobby Short, American singer and pianist (d. 2005)
1924
Mordechai Tzipori, Israeli politician and soldier (d. 2017)
1923
Anton Heiller, Austrian organist, composer, and conductor (d. 1979)
1922
Bob Anderson, English fencer and choreographer (d. 2012)
1922
Jackie Cooper, American actor (d. 2011)
1922
Gaetano Cozzi, Italian historian and academic (d. 2001)
1922
Mary Soames, English author (d. 2014)
1921
Richard Gordon, English surgeon and author (d. 2017)
1921
Gene Roland, American pianist and composer (d. 1982)
1920
Kym Bonython, Australian race car driver, drummer, and radio host (d. 2011)
1919
Fausto Coppi, Italian cyclist and soldier (d. 1960)
1919
Nelson Gidding, American author and screenwriter (d. 2004)
1919
Heda Margolius Kovály, Czech author and translator (d. 2010)
1918
Alfred D. Chandler Jr., American historian and academic (d. 2007)
1918
Phil Lamason, New Zealand soldier and pilot (d. 2012)
1918
Margot Loyola, Chilean singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2015)
1918
Nipsey Russell, American comedian and actor (d. 2005)
1917
Hilde Gueden, Austrian soprano (d. 1988)
1916
Margaret Lockwood, Pakistani-English actress (d. 1990)
1916
Frederick C. Weyand, American general (d. 2010)
1915
Fawn M. Brodie, American historian and author (d. 1981)
1915
Al Casey, American guitarist and composer (d. 2005)
1915
Albert Whitlock, English-American special effects designer (d. 1999)
1914
Creighton Abrams, American general (d. 1974)
1914
Adolfo Bioy Casares, Argentinian journalist and author (d. 1999)
1914
Orhan Kemal, Turkish author (d. 1970)
1914
Robert McCloskey, American author and illustrator (d. 2003)
1913
Henry Brant, Canadian-American composer and conductor (d. 2008)
1913
Bruno Hoffmann, German glass harp player (d. 1991)
1913
John N. Mitchell, American lieutenant, lawyer, and politician, 67th United States Attorney General (d. 1988)
1913
Johannes Steinhoff, German general and pilot (d. 1994)
1911
Karsten Solheim, Norwegian-American businessman, founded PING (d. 2000)
1911
Luther Terry, American physician and academic, 9th Surgeon General of the United States (d. 1985)
1910
Betty Neels, English nurse and author (d. 2001)
1909
C. N. Annadurai, Indian educator and politician, 7th Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu (d. 1969)
1909
Phil Arnold, American actor (d. 1968)
1908
Kid Sheik, American trumpet player (d. 1996)
1908
Penny Singleton, American actress and singer (d. 2003)
1907
Gunnar Ekelöf, Swedish poet and author (d. 1968)
1907
Fay Wray, Canadian-American actress (d. 2004)
1906
Jacques Becker, French actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1960)
1906
Walter E. Rollins, American songwriter (d. 1973)
1904
Umberto II of Italy (d. 1983)
1904
Sheilah Graham Westbrook, English-American actress, journalist, and author (d. 1988)
1903
Roy Acuff, American singer-songwriter and fiddler (d. 1992)
1901
Donald Bailey, English engineer, designed Bailey bridge (d. 1985)
1898
J. Slauerhoff, Dutch poet and author (d. 1936)
1897
Merle Curti, American historian and author (d. 1997)
1895
Magda Lupescu, mistress and later wife of King Carol II of Romania (d.1977)
1894
Chic Harley, American football player (d. 1974)
1894
Oskar Klein, Swedish physicist and academic (d. 1977)
1894
Jean Renoir, French actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1979)
1892
Silpa Bhirasri, Italian sculptor and educator (d. 1962)
1890
Ernest Bullock, English organist and composer (d. 1979)
1890
Agatha Christie, English crime novelist, short story writer, and playwright (d. 1976)
1890
Frank Martin, Swiss-Dutch pianist and composer (d. 1974)
1889
Robert Benchley, American humorist, newspaper columnist, and actor (d. 1945)
1889
Claude McKay, Jamaican-American poet and author (d. 1948)
1888
Antonio Ascari, Italian race car driver (d. 1925)
1887
Carlos Dávila, Chilean journalist and politician, President of Chile (d. 1955)
1886
Paul Lévy, French mathematician and theorist (d. 1971)
1883
Esteban Terradas i Illa, Spanish mathematician and engineer (d. 1950)
1881
Ettore Bugatti, Italian-French businessman, founded Bugatti (d. 1947)
1879
Joseph Lyons, Australian educator and politician, 10th Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1939)
1877
Jakob Ehrlich, Czech-Austrian politician (d. 1938)
1877
Yente Serdatzky, Lithuanian-American author and playwright (d. 1962)
1876
Bruno Walter, German-American pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1962)
1876
Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay, Bengali novelist (d. 1938)
1867
Vladimir May-Mayevsky, Russian general (d. 1920)
1864
Prince Sigismund of Prussia (d. 1866)
1863
Horatio Parker, American organist, composer, and educator (d. 1919)
1861
M. Visvesvaraya, Indian engineer, scholar, and Bharat Ratna Laureate, Diwan of the Mysore Kingdom (d. 1962)
1858
Charles de Foucauld, French priest and martyr (d. 1916)
1858
Jenő Hubay, Hungarian violinist, composer, and educator (d. 1937)
1857
William Howard Taft, American lawyer, jurist, and politician, 27th President of the United States (d. 1930)
1857
Anna Winlock, American astronomer and academic (d. 1904)
1852
Edward Bouchet, American physicist and educator (d. 1918)
1852
Jan Ernst Matzeliger, Surinamese-American inventor (d. 1889)
1846
George Franklin Grant, African-American educator, dentist, and inventor (d. 1910)
1830
Porfirio Díaz, Mexican general and politician, 29th President of Mexico (d. 1915)
1828
Alexander Butlerov, Russian chemist and academic (d. 1886)
1819
Cyprien Tanguay, Canadian priest and historian (d. 1902)
1815
Halfdan Kjerulf, Norwegian journalist and composer (d. 1868)
1789
James Fenimore Cooper, American novelist, short story writer, and historian (d. 1851)
1765
Manuel Maria Barbosa du Bocage, Portuguese poet and author (d. 1805)
1760
Bogislav Friedrich Emanuel von Tauentzien, Prussian general (d. 1824)
1759
Cornelio Saavedra, Argentinean general and politician (d. 1829)
1736
Jean Sylvain Bailly, French astronomer, mathematician, and politician, 1st Mayor of Paris (d. 1793)
1715
Jean-Baptiste Vaquette de Gribeauval, French general and engineer (d. 1789)
1690
Ignazio Prota, Italian composer and educator (d. 1748)
1666
Sophia Dorothea of Celle (d. 1726)
1649
Titus Oates, English minister, fabricated the Popish Plot (d. 1705)
1613
François de La Rochefoucauld, French soldier and author (d. 1680)
1592
Giovanni Battista Rinuccini, archbishop of Fermo (d. 1653)
1580
Charles Annibal Fabrot, French lawyer and author (d. 1659)
1533
Catherine of Austria, Queen of Poland (d. 1572)
1505
Mary of Hungary, Dutch ruler (d. 1558)
1461
Jacopo Salviati, Italian politician (d. 1553)
786
Al-Ma'mun, Iraqi caliph (d. 833)
767
Saichō, Japanese monk (d. 822)
601
Ali, first Shia Imam (d.661)

Deaths On This Day

2017
Harry Dean Stanton, American actor (b. 1926)
2015
Harry J. Lipkin, Israeli physicist and academic (b. 1921)
2015
Meir Pa'il, Israeli commander, historian, and politician (b. 1926)
2015
Bernard Van de Kerckhove, Belgian cyclist (b. 1941)
2014
John Anderson Jr., American lawyer and politician, 36th Governor of Kansas (b. 1917)
2014
Eugene I. Gordon, American physicist and engineer (b. 1930)
2014
Nicholas Romanov, Prince of Russia (b. 1922)
2014
Jürg Schubiger, Swiss psychotherapist and author (b. 1936)
2014
Wayne Tefs, Canadian anthologist, author, and critic (b. 1947)
2013
Habib Munzir Al-Musawa, Indonesian cleric and scholar (b. 1973)
2013
Jerry G. Bishop, American radio and television host (b. 1936)
2013
Gerard Cafesjian, American businessman and philanthropist (b. 1925)
2013
Jackie Lomax, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1944)
2012
Tibor Antalpéter, Hungarian volleyball player and diplomat, Hungarian Ambassador of Hungary to the United Kingdom (b. 1930)
2012
Nevin Spence, Northern Irish rugby player (b. 1990)
2011
Frances Bay, Canadian-American actress (b. 1919)
2010
Arrow, Caribbean singer-songwriter (b. 1949)
2009
Troy Kennedy Martin, Scottish-English screenwriter (b. 1932)
2008
Richard Wright, English singer-songwriter and keyboard player (b. 1943)
2007
Colin McRae, Scottish race car driver (b. 1968)
2007
Jeremy Moore, English general (b. 1928)
2007
Aldemaro Romero, Venezuelan pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1928)
2007
Brett Somers, Canadian-American actress and singer (b. 1924)
2006
Raymond Baxter, English television host and author (b. 1922)
2006
Oriana Fallaci, Italian journalist and author (b. 1929)
2006
Pablo Santos, Mexican-American actor (b. 1987)
2005
Guy Green, English director and cinematographer (b. 1913)
2005
Sidney Luft, American manager and producer (b. 1915)
2004
Johnny Ramone, American guitarist and songwriter (b. 1948)
2004
Walter Stewart, Canadian journalist and author (b. 1931)
2003
Garner Ted Armstrong, American evangelist and author (b. 1930)
2001
June Salter, Australian actress and author (b. 1932)
1998
Louis Rasminsky, Canadian economist, 3rd Governor of the Bank of Canada (b. 1908)
1997
Bulldog Brower, American wrestler (b. 1933)
1995
Harry Calder, South African cricketer (b. 1901)
1995
Gunnar Nordahl, Swedish footballer and manager (b. 1921)
1993
Pino Puglisi, Italian priest and martyr (b. 1937)
1991
John Hoyt, American actor (b. 1904)
1991
Warner Troyer, Canadian journalist and author (b. 1932)
1989
Jan DeGaetani, American soprano (b. 1933)
1989
Olga Erteszek, Polish-American fashion designer (b. 1916)
1989
Robert Penn Warren, American novelist, poet, and literary critic (b. 1905)
1985
Cootie Williams, American trumpet player (b. 1910)
1983
Prince Far I, Jamaican DJ and producer (b. 1944)
1981
Rafael Méndez, Mexican trumpet player and composer (b. 1906)
1980
Bill Evans, American pianist and composer (b. 1929)
1978
Robert Cliche, Canadian lawyer, judge, and politician (b. 1921)
1978
Edmund Crispin, English writer and composer (b. 1921)
1978
Willy Messerschmitt, German engineer and academic, designed the Messerschmitt Bf 109 (b. 1898)
1975
Franco Bordoni, Italian race car driver and pilot (b. 1913)
1973
Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden (b. 1882)
1973
Víctor Jara, Chilean singer-songwriter, poet, and director (b. 1932)
1972
Ulvi Cemal Erkin, Turkish composer and educator (b. 1906)
1972
Baki Süha Ediboğlu, Turkish poet and author (b. 1915)
1972
Geoffrey Fisher, English archbishop and academic (b. 1887)
1965
Steve Brown, American bassist (b. 1890)
1952
Hugo Raudsepp, Estonian author and playwright (b. 1883)
1945
André Tardieu, French journalist and politician, 97th Prime Minister of France (b. 1876)
1945
Anton Webern, Austrian composer and conductor (b. 1883)
1945
Linnie Marsh Wolfe, American librarian and author (b. 1881)
1940
William B. Bankhead, American lawyer and politician, 47th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (b. 1874)
1938
Thomas Wolfe, American novelist (b. 1900)
1930
Milton Sills, American actor and screenwriter (b. 1882)
1926
Rudolf Christoph Eucken, German philosopher and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1846)
1921
Roman von Ungern-Sternberg, Austrian-Russian general (b. 1886)
1915
Ernest Gagnon, Canadian organist and composer (b. 1834)
1893
Thomas Hawksley, English engineer (b. 1807)
1883
Joseph Plateau, Belgian physicist and academic (b. 1801)
1864
John Hanning Speke, English soldier and explorer (b. 1827)
1859
Isambard Kingdom Brunel, English architect and engineer, designed the Great Western Railway (b. 1806)
1852
Johann Karl Simon Morgenstern, German-Estonian philologist and academic (b. 1770)
1842
Pierre Baillot, French violinist and composer (b. 1771)
1842
Francisco Morazán, Guatemalan general, lawyer, and politician, President of Central American Federation (b. 1792)
1841
Alessandro Rolla, Italian violinist and composer (b. 1757)
1830
François Baillairgé, Canadian painter and sculptor (b. 1759)
1830
William Huskisson, English financier and politician, Secretary of State for War and the Colonies (b. 1770)
1813
Antoine Étienne de Tousard, French general and engineer (b. 1752)
1803
Gian Francesco Albani, Italian cardinal (b. 1719)
1794
Abraham Clark, American police officer and politician (b. 1725)
1750
Charles Theodore Pachelbel, German organist and composer (b. 1690)
1712
Sidney Godolphin, 1st Earl of Godolphin, English politician, Lord High Treasurer (b. 1645)
1707
George Stepney, English poet and diplomat (b. 1663)
1701
Edmé Boursault, French author and playwright (b. 1638)
1700
André Le Nôtre, French gardener (b. 1613)
1649
John Floyd, English priest and educator (b. 1572)
1643
Richard Boyle, 1st Earl of Cork, English-Irish politician, Lord High Treasurer of Ireland (b. 1566)
1613
Thomas Overbury, English poet and author (b. 1581)
1596
Leonhard Rauwolf, German physician and botanist (b. 1535)
1559
Isabella Jagiellon, Queen of Hungary (d. 1519)
1510
Saint Catherine of Genoa (b. 1447)
1504
Elisabeth of Bavaria, Electress of the Palatinate (b. 1478)
1500
John Morton, English cardinal and academic (b. 1420)
1496
Hugh Clopton, Lord Mayor of London (b. c. 1440)
1408
Edmund Holland, 4th Earl of Kent, English politician (b. 1384)
1397
Adam Easton, English cardinal
1352
Ewostatewos, Ethiopian monk and saint (b. 1273)
1326
Dmitry of Tver (b. 1299)
1231
Louis I, Duke of Bavaria (b. 1173)
1146
Alan, 1st Earl of Richmond, English soldier (b. 1100)
1140
Adelaide of Hungary, Duchess of Bohemia
921
Ludmila of Bohemia, Czech martyr and saint (b. 860)
668
Constans II, Byzantine emperor (b. 630)