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On This Day in History:  September 16

September 16 is the 259th day of the year (260th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 106 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2016
Second lottery win in 2 weeks worth $1M for Missouri woman. A Strafford, Missouri, great grandmother scratched off a lottery win two weeks in a row, and the second one was a whopper.
2015
Bill would allow Florida Lottery tickets to be sold online. Capitalizing on a recent change in federal law, legislation has been filed to allow the Florida Lottery to sell tickets online.
2014
Scotland decision could ride on a lucky lottery ticket. If Scotland votes to separate from the United Kingdom on Thursday, could nationalists have a lucky lottery ticket to thank?
2014
36 SC stores suspended from lottery sales. Lottery officials in South Carolina say three dozen stores have been suspended from selling tickets because of their involvement in the operation of illegal gambling machines.
2012
Lottery player says scanner not accurate. One man's faith in the reliability of Florida's lottery system has been shaken after an odd incident.
2011
PA lottery prize worth $350,000 to expire Sept. 29. Time is running out for the holder of a jackpot-winning Pennsylvania Cash 5 ticket worth nearly $350,000 from the Sept. 29, 2010, drawing to claim the prize.
2011
Court filings outline steering of D.C. lottery deal. Documents filed in federal court Thursday portray in vivid detail the efforts of a number of D.C. officials, including then-Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray and Chief Financial Officer Natwar M. Gandhi, to manipulate the outcome of the competitively bid, multimillion-dollar D.C. Lottery contract.
2010
Canadian woman wins lottery on 18th birthday. A Winnipeg teen celebrated her birthday the way most of us can only dream of — with a winning $1 million lottery ticket.
2009
Bulgarian lottery repeat probed. The Bulgarian authorities have ordered an investigation after the same six numbers were drawn in two consecutive rounds of the national lottery.
2006
Update: French arrests of BWIN Executives. French lottery officials admitted Friday's surprise arrests in France of two senior BWIN executives were inspired by similar US Department of Justice attacks against international businessmen visiting the United States recently.
2006
Now France targets gaming firms. Shares in the leading betting companies fell heavily after the French authorities arrested the two chief executives of an Austrian gambling firm, signalling the start of a major French crackdown on online betting. Manfred Bodner and Norbert Teufelberger, the heads of Bwin, were arrested as they unveiled a shirt sponsorship deal for Monaco football club.
2006
North Dakota a Gambling Haven?. Outside the Beltway, way out there in flyover land on the prairies of North Dakota, not all Republicans are lining up to support U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist's call to ban Internet gambling.
2005
For Mega Millions winner, the moon's the limit. If you win tonight's Mega Millions lottery -- worth roughly $153 million if you select the cash option for the $250 million jackpot -- you can take a trip to moon, and still have money left over.
2005
Temporary Calif. Lottery Director Appointed. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Thursday promoted the general counsel of the California Lottery to acting director.
2005
Virginia woman finally claims car won in lottery. It took Susan Horn of Dublin almost a year to claim the 2006 Ford Mustang GT convertible she won last October in the Virginia Lottery's RagTop Riches scratch-off game.
2004
Man claims $7.8 million Hoosier Lotto jackpot. A Wabash man today claimed a $7.8 million jackpot from a Hoosier Lottery drawing last week.
2004
South Dakota Lottery upgrades lottery terminals. The South Dakota Lottery has signed a new contract with Scientific Games Corp. to replace all the lotto machines, upgrade the network, and allow the state to add more lotto terminals.
2004
Dinner ladies win lottery jackpot. A dinner lady today told how she was on holiday thousands of miles away in Australia - unaware that she and 11 colleagues had scooped more than £2.3 million on the UK National Lottery.
2003
'Money Man' Tosses Cash Into Fla. Crowd. Hundreds of people at a shopping mall fought over nearly $10,000 launched into a crowd by a real estate investor known as the "Money Man."
2003
Add-on games stem UK Lottery sales decline. UK National Lottery sales have stabilised even though the main Lotto draw suffered yet another fall, operator Camelot says.
2003
Missouri Lottery outperforms every other state. The Missouri Lottery posted 21.3 percent growth in the 2003 fiscal year that just ended on top of 15 percent growth the previous year, "outperforming every other lottery," International Gaming & Wagering Business said in its September issue.

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.€139 Million
US$166.65 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Sep 19, 2017
10.$163 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 19, 2018
11.€141.56 Million
US$157.93 Million
Draw Date
Sep 17, 2016
12.$157 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 16, 2006
13.$149 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 19, 2012
14.€100 Million
US$147.08 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Sep 18, 2009
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.$112 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 18, 2010
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
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 19, 2017
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.€65.04 Million
US$87.75 Million
Draw Date
Sep 22, 2011

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1986
Tuesday, Sep 16, 1986
33 years old
1986
Tuesday, Sep 16, 1986
33 years old
1962
Sunday, Sep 16, 1962
57 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day

2014
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant launches its Kobani offensive against Syrian-Kurdish forces.
2013
A gunman kills twelve people at the Washington Navy Yard.
2007
One-Two-GO Airlines Flight 269 carrying 128 crew and passengers crashes in Thailand killing 89 people.
2007
Security guards working for Blackwater Worldwide shoot and kill 17 Iraqis in Nisour Square, Baghdad
2005
The Camorra organized crime boss Paolo Di Lauro is arrested in Naples, Italy.
2004
Hurricane Ivan makes landfall in Gulf Shores, Alabama as a Category 3 hurricane.
1994
The British government lifts the broadcasting ban imposed against members of Sinn Féin and Irish paramilitary groups in 1988.
1992
The trial of the deposed Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega ends in the United States with a 40-year sentence for drug trafficking and money laundering.
1992
Black Wednesday: The British pound is forced out of the European Exchange Rate Mechanism by currency speculators and is forced to devalue against the German mark.
1990
The railroad between the People's Republic of China and Kazakhstan is completed at Dostyk, adding a sizable link to the concept of the Eurasian Land Bridge.
1987
The Montreal Protocol is signed to protect the ozone layer from depletion.
1982
Lebanon War: The Sabra and Shatila massacre in Lebanon takes place.
1979
Eight people escaped from East Germany to the west in a homemade hot air balloon.
1978
The 7.4 Mw Tabas earthquake affects the city of Tabas, Iran with a maximum Mercalli intensity of IX (Violent). At least 15,000 people were killed.
1976
Armenian champion swimmer Shavarsh Karapetyan saves 20 people from a trolleybus that had fallen into a Yerevan reservoir.
1975
Papua New Guinea gains independence from Australia.
1975
Cape Verde, Mozambique, and São Tomé and Príncipe join the United Nations.
1975
The first prototype of the Mikoyan MiG-31 interceptor makes its maiden flight.
1970
King Hussein of Jordan declares military rule following the hijacking of four civilian airliners by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP). This results in the formation of the Black September Palestinian paramilitary unit.
1966
The Metropolitan Opera House opens at Lincoln Center in New York City with the world premiere of Samuel Barber's opera Antony and Cleopatra.
1963
Malaysia is formed from the Federation of Malaya, Singapore, North Borneo (Sabah) and Sarawak. However, Singapore soon leaves this new country.
1961
The United States National Hurricane Research Project drops eight cylinders of silver iodide into the eyewall of Hurricane Esther. Wind speed reduces by 10%, giving rise to Project Stormfury.
1961
Typhoon Nancy, with possibly the strongest winds ever measured in a tropical cyclone, makes landfall in Osaka, Japan, killing 173 people.
1961
Pakistan establishes its Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission with Abdus Salam as its head.
1959
The first successful photocopier, the Xerox 914, is introduced in a demonstration on live television from New York City.
1956
TCN-9 Sydney is the first Australian television station to commence regular broadcasts.
1955
The military coup to unseat President Juan Perón of Argentina is launched at midnight.
1955
A Zulu-class submarine becomes the first to launch a ballistic missile.
1945
World War II: The Japanese occupation of Hong Kong comes to an end.
1943
World War II: The German Tenth Army reports that it can no longer contain the Allied bridgehead around Salerno.
1940
World War II: Italian troops conquer Sidi Barrani.
1920
The Wall Street bombing: A bomb in a horse wagon explodes in front of the J. P. Morgan building in New York City killing 38 and injuring 400.
1914
World War I: The Siege of Przemyśl (present-day Poland) begins.
1908
The General Motors Corporation is founded.
1893
Settlers make a land run for prime land in the Cherokee Strip in Oklahoma.
1880
The Cornell Daily Sun prints its first issue in Ithaca, New York. The Sun is the nation's oldest, continuously-independent college daily.
1863
Robert College, in Istanbul, the first American educational institution outside the United States, is founded by Christopher Robert, an American philanthropist.
1810
With the Grito de Dolores, Father Miguel Hidalgo begins Mexico's fight for independence from Spain.
1779
American Revolutionary War: The Franco-American Siege of Savannah begins.
1776
American Revolutionary War: The Battle of Harlem Heights is fought.
1732
In Campo Maior, Portugal, a storm hits the Armory and a violent explosion ensues, killing two thirds of its inhabitants.
1701
James Francis Edward Stuart, sometimes called the "Old Pretender", becomes the Jacobite claimant to the thrones of England and Scotland.
1620
Pilgrims set sail from England on the Mayflower.
1400
Owain Glyndŵr is declared Prince of Wales by his followers.
681
Pope Honorius I is posthumously excommunicated by the Sixth Ecumenical Council.
307
Emperor Severus II is captured and imprisoned at Tres Tabernae. He is later executed (or forced to commit suicide) after Galerius unsuccessfully invades Italy.

Births On This Day

1994
Mitchell Moses, Australian rugby league player
1993
Sam Byram, English footballer
1992
Vytenis Čižauskas, Lithuanian basketball player
1992
Nick Jonas, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1992
Jake Roche, English singer-songwriter and actor
1991
Diāna Bukājeva, Latvian tennis player
1991
Alexandra Paul, Canadian figure skater
1991
Kyle Smith, English motorcycle racer
1989
Lancelot Bravado, American wrestler
1989
Braden Holtby, Canadian ice hockey player
1989
José Salomón Rondón, Venezuelan footballer
1989
Dustin Tokarski, Canadian ice hockey player
1988
Teddy Geiger, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
1987
Merve Boluğur, Turkish actress
1987
Kyle Lafferty, Irish footballer
1987
Louis Ngwat-Mahop, Cameroonian footballer
1987
Burry Stander, South African cyclist (d. 2013)
1987
Travis Wall, American dancer and choreographer
1986
Gordon Beckham, American baseball player
1986
Nikko Jenkins, American spree killer
1986
Kyla Pratt, American actress and singer
1985
Max Minghella, English actor
1984
Sabrina Bryan, American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress
1984
Serginho Catarinense, Brazilian footballer
1984
Katie Melua, Georgian-English singer-songwriter and guitarist
1983
John Afoa, New Zealand rugby player
1983
Katerine Avgoustakis, Belgian singer and pianist
1983
Jennifer Blake, Canadian wrestler
1983
Kirsty Coventry, Zimbabwean swimmer
1983
Brandon Moss, American baseball player
1983
Legedu Naanee, American football player
1982
Leon Knight, English footballer
1982
Michele Rizzo, Italian rugby player
1982
Fiete Sykora, German footballer
1982
Ryan Thomson, Scottish footballer
1981
Fan Bingbing, Chinese actress, singer, and producer
1981
Alexis Bledel, American actress
1981
LaVerne Jones-Ferrette, Virgin Islander sprinter
1980
Patrik Štefan, Czech ice hockey player
1980
Kenny van Weeghel, Dutch wheelchair racer
1979
Fanny, French singer
1979
Bobby Korecky, American baseball player
1978
Dan Dickau, American basketball player and coach
1978
Claudia Marx, German runner
1978
Sensei, Mexican wrestler
1978
Brian Sims, American lawyer, politician, and LGBT activist
1977
Gregory Ball, American captain and politician
1977
Musiq Soulchild, American singer-songwriter
1976
Elīna Garanča, Latvian soprano
1976
Tina Barrett, English singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress
1976
Greg Buckner, American basketball player and coach
1975
Jason Leffler, American race car driver (d. 2013)
1975
Shannon Noll, Australian singer-songwriter
1974
Loona, Dutch singer-songwriter and dancer
1974
Monique Brumby, Australian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1974
Joaquin Castro, American lawyer and politician
1974
Julian Castro, American lawyer and politician, 16th United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
1973
George Corrie, English footballer
1973
Camiel Eurlings, Dutch businessman and member of the International Olympic Committee
1973
Justin Haythe, American author and screenwriter
1973
Alexander Vinokourov, Kazakh cyclist and manager
1972
Mark Bruener, American football player
1972
Mike Doyle, American actor and producer
1972
Alessandro Nunziati, Italian singer-songwriter and producer
1971
Joel Heyman, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
1971
Amy Poehler, American actress, comedian, and producer
1971
Richard Slinger, American wrestler
1971
Shawntel Smith, American beauty pageant contestant
1971
Charlie Jacobs, chief executive officer of Delaware North's Boston Holdings
1970
Mark Schultz, American singer-songwriter
1969
Justine Frischmann, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
1969
Janno Gibbs, Filipino singer-songwriter and actor
1968
Marc Anthony, American singer-songwriter, actor, and producer
1968
Walt Becker, American director, producer, and screenwriter
1968
Tommy Keane, Irish footballer (d. 2012)
1967
Hiroya Oku, Japanese author and illustrator
1966
John Bel Edwards, American attorney and politician
1966
Wil McCarthy, American author and playwright
1966
Scott Workman, American stuntman and actor (d. 2013)
1966
Kevin Young, American hurdler
1965
Katy Kurtzman, American actress and producer
1965
Karl-Heinz Riedle, German footballer and manager
1965
Stephen Shareaux, American singer-songwriter
1964
Mary Coustas, Australian actress and screenwriter
1964
Rossy de Palma, Spanish-French model and actress
1964
Dave Sabo, American guitarist and songwriter
1964
Molly Shannon, American actress, comedian and producer
1963
Richard Marx, American singer-songwriter and producer
1962
Seth, Canadian author and illustrator
1961
Bilinda Butcher, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
1961
Philip Lafon, Canadian wrestler
1961
Annamária Szalai, Hungarian journalist, economist, and politician (d. 2013)
1960
Graham Haynes, American trumpet player and composer
1960
Mike Mignola, American author and illustrator
1959
Peter Keleghan, Canadian actor and screenwriter
1959
Tim Raines, American baseball player, coach, and manager
1959
Dave Richardson, South African cricketer, manager, and lawyer
1959
Victory Tischler-Blue, American bass player, director, and producer
1958
Orel Hershiser, American baseball player and coach
1958
Neville Southall, Welsh footballer and manager
1958
Jennifer Tilly, American actress and poker player
1957
DC Drake, American wrestler
1957
Clara Furse, English businesswoman
1957
Norman Lamb, English lawyer and politician
1957
David McCreery, Northern Irish footballer and manager
1957
Anca Parghel, Romanian singer and pianist (d. 2008)
1956
Maggie Atkinson, English educator and civil servant
1956
David Copperfield, American magician and actor
1956
Ross Greenberg, American journalist and antivirus pioneer (d. 2017)
1956
Dave Schulthise, American bass player (d. 2004)
1956
Kazuharu Sonoda, Japanese wrestler (d. 1987)
1955
Ron Brewer, American basketball player
1955
Robin Yount, American baseball player and coach
1954
Sanjoy Bandopadhyay, Indian sitar player and composer
1954
Earl Klugh, American guitarist and composer
1954
William McKeen, American author and academic
1954
Colin Newman, English singer-songwriter, guitarist and producer
1954
Frank Reed, American singer-songwriter (d. 2014)
1954
Roger Woolley, Australian cricketer
1953
Kurt Fuller, American character actor
1953
Alan Barton, English singer and guitarist (d. 1995)
1953
Nancy Huston, Canadian-American author and translator
1953
Mark Malloch Brown, Baron Malloch-Brown, English journalist and politician, 2nd Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations
1953
Jerry Pate, American golfer and sportscaster
1953
Manuel Pellegrini, Chilean footballer and manager
1953
Eric Vail, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster
1952
Tony Cunningham, English educator and politician
1952
Česlovas Laurinavičius, Lithuanian historian
1952
Karen Muir, South African swimmer and physician (d. 2013)
1952
Mickey Rourke, American boxer and actor
1951
Vince Bell, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1951
Andy Irvine, Scottish rugby player and coach
1950
David Bellamy, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1950
Henry Louis Gates Jr., American historian, scholar, and journalist
1950
Loyd Grossman, American-English singer, guitarist, and television host
1949
Ed Begley Jr., American actor and environmental activist
1948
Ron Blair, American bass player
1948
Rosemary Casals, American tennis player and sportscaster
1948
Julia Donaldson, English author and playwright
1948
Kenney Jones, English drummer
1948
Susan Ruttan, American actress
1947
Dusty Hughes, English director and playwright
1946
Sonny LeMaire, American country music singer-songwriter and bass player (Exile)
1946
Mike Reynolds, Australian lawyer and politician
1946
Camilo Sesto, Spanish singer-songwriter and producer
1944
Linda Kaye Henning, American actress
1944
Betty Kelly, American soul/R&B singer (Martha and the Vandellas)
1943
Wang Houjun, Chinese footballer and manager (d. 2012)
1943
James Alan McPherson, American short story writer and essayist (d. 2016)
1942
Bernie Calvert, English bass player and keyboard player
1942
Susan L. Graham, American computer scientist and academic
1941
Joe Butler, American singer, autoharp player, and drummer
1941
Richard Perle, American political scientist and politician
1940
Hamiet Bluiett, American jazz saxophonist and composer (d. 2018)
1940
Butch Buchholz, American tennis player
1939
Breyten Breytenbach, South African-French poet and painter
1939
Bill McGill, American basketball player (d. 2014)
1937
Aleksandr Medved, Russian wrestler
1937
Vince Naimoli, American businessman and philanthropist
1935
Carl Andre, American sculptor
1935
Billy Boy Arnold, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1935
Jules Bass, American director, producer, composer, and author
1935
Bob Kiley, American-English businessman (d. 2016)
1935
Esther Vilar, Argentinian-German author and playwright
1934
Elgin Baylor, American basketball player and coach
1934
George Chakiris, American actor, singer, and dancer
1934
Ronnie Drew, Irish singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2008)
1934
Dick Heckstall-Smith, English saxophonist (d. 2004)
1933
Steve Shirley, German-English businesswoman and philanthropist, founded Xansa
1932
Micky Stewart, English cricketer and coach
1931
K. D. Arulpragasam, Sri Lankan zoologist and academic (d. 2003)
1931
Little Willie Littlefield, American-Dutch singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 2013)
1930
Anne Francis, American actress (d. 2011)
1929
Jamshid bin Abdullah of Zanzibar, last sultan of Zanzibar
1929
Stan Stephens, American politician, 20th Governor of Montana
1928
Rex Trailer, American television host, actor, and singer (d. 2013)
1928
Lady Gwen Thompson, English author and educator (d. 1986)
1928
Patricia Wald, American judge (d. 2019)
1927
Peter Falk, American actor (d. 2011)
1927
Jack Kelly, American actor and politician (d. 1992)
1927
Sadako Ogata, Japanese academic and diplomat, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
1926
Eric Gross, Austrian-Australian pianist and composer (d. 2011)
1926
John Knowles, American novelist (d. 2001)
1926
Roger McKee, American baseball player (d. 2014)
1926
Robert H. Schuller, American pastor and author (d. 2015)
1925
Charlie Byrd, American singer and guitarist (d. 1999)
1925
Charles Haughey, Irish accountant, lawyer, and politician, 7th Taoiseach of Ireland (d. 2006)
1925
B.B. King, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 2015)
1924
Lauren Bacall, American actress (d. 2014)
1923
Lee Kuan Yew, Singaporean lawyer and politician, 1st Prime Minister of Singapore (d. 2015)
1922
Guy Hamilton, French-English director and screenwriter (d. 2016)
1922
Janis Paige, American actress and singer
1921
Ursula Franklin, German-Canadian metallurgist (d. 2016)
1921
Jon Hendricks, American singer-songwriter (d. 2017)
1921
Korla Pandit, American pianist and composer (d. 1998)
1920
Staryl C. Austin, American air force general (d. 2015)
1920
Sheila Quinn, English nurse and educator (d. 2016)
1920
Art Sansom, American cartoonist (d. 1991)
1919
Bill Daley, American football player and sportscaster (d. 2015)
1919
Laurence J. Peter, Canadian-American hierarchiologist and educator (d. 1990)
1919
Andy Russell, American singer and actor (d. 1992)
1918
Władysław Kędra, Polish pianist (d. 1968)
1916
Robert Llewellyn Bradshaw, Caribbean politician, 1st Prime Minister of Saint Kitts and Nevis (d. 1978)
1916
Frank Farrell, Australian rugby league player and policeman (d. 1985)
1916
M. S. Subbulakshmi, an Indian Carnatic vocalist (d. 2004)
1916
Frank Leslie Walcott, Barbadian cricketer, umpire, and politician (d. 1999)
1916
Marie Vieux-Chauvet, Haitian writer (d. 1973)
1915
Cy Walter, American pianist (d. 1968)
1914
Allen Funt, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1999)
1911
Wilfred Burchett, Australian journalist and author (d. 1983)
1911
Paul Henning, American screenwriter and producer (d. 2005)
1910
Erich Kempka, German colonel and chauffeur (d. 1975)
1910
Karl Kling, German race car driver and manager (d. 2003)
1906
Jack Churchill, Sri Lankan-English colonel (d. 1996)
1905
Vladimír Holan, Czech poet and author (d. 1980)
1901
Josef Schächter, Austrian rabbi and philosopher from the Vienna Circle (d. 1994)
1899
Hans Swarowsky, Hungarian-Austrian conductor and educator (d. 1975)
1898
H. A. Rey, American author and illustrator, co-created Curious George (d. 1977)
1897
Milt Franklyn, American composer (d. 1962)
1895
Zainal Abidin Ahmad, Malaysian author and scholar (d. 1973)
1893
Alexander Korda, Hungarian-English director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1956)
1893
Albert Szent-Györgyi, Hungarian-American physiologist and biochemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1986)
1891
Karl Dönitz, German admiral and politician, President of Germany (d. 1980)
1891
Stephanie von Hohenlohe, Austrian-German spy (d. 1972)
1890
Avigdor Hameiri, Israeli author (d. 1970)
1888
W. O. Bentley, English race car driver and engineer, founded Bentley Motors Limited (d. 1971)
1888
Frans Eemil Sillanpää, Finnish author, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1964)
1887
Nadia Boulanger, French composer and educator (d. 1979)
1886
Jean Arp, Alsatian sculptor and painter (d. 1966)
1883
T. E. Hulme, English poet and critic (d. 1917)
1881
Clive Bell, English philosopher and critic (d. 1964)
1880
Clara Ayres, American nurse (d. 1917)
1880
Alfred Noyes, English author, poet, and playwright (d. 1958)
1878
Karl Albiker, German sculptor, lithographer, and educator (d. 1961)
1877
Jacob Schick, American-Canadian inventor and businessman, founded Schick Razors (d. 1937)
1876
Marvin Hart, American boxer (d. 1931)
1875
James Cash Penney, American businessman and philanthropist, founded J. C. Penney (d. 1971)
1870
John Pius Boland, Irish tennis player and politician (d. 1958)
1866
Georg Voigt, German lawyer and politician, Mayor of Marburg (d. 1927)
1861
Miriam Benjamin, African-American educator and inventor (d. 1947)
1859
Yuan Shikai, Chinese general and politician, President of the Republic of China (d. 1916)
1858
Edward Marshall Hall, English lawyer and politician (d. 1927)
1858
Bonar Law, Canadian-Scottish banker and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1923)
1853
Albrecht Kossel, German physician and biochemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1927)
1846
Anna Kingsford, English author, poet, and activist (d. 1888)
1844
Paul Taffanel, French flute player and conductor (d. 1908)
1838
James J. Hill, Canadian-American railroad executive (d. 1916)
1837
Pedro V of Portugal (d. 1861)
1830
Patrick Francis Moran, Irish-Australian cardinal (d. 1911)
1828
Per Pålsson, Swedish murderer (d. 1914)
1827
Jean Albert Gaudry, French geologist and paleontologist (d. 1908)
1823
Francis Parkman, American historian and author (d. 1893)
1782
Daoguang Emperor of China (d. 1850)
1777
Nathan Mayer Rothschild, German-English banker and financier (d. 1836)
1745
Mikhail Kutuzov, Russian field marshal (d. 1813)
1725
Nicolas Desmarest, French geologist, zoologist, and author (d. 1815)
1722
Gabriel Christie, Scottish-Canadian general (d. 1799)
1716
Angelo Maria Amorevoli, Italian tenor and actor (d. 1798)
1678
Henry St John, 1st Viscount Bolingbroke, English philosopher and politician, Secretary of State for the Southern Department (d. 1751)
1666
Antoine Parent, French mathematician and theorist (d. 1716)
1651
Engelbert Kaempfer, German physician and botanist (d. 1716)
1625
Gregorio Barbarigo, Roman Catholic saint (d. 1697)
1615
Heinrich Bach, German organist and composer (d. 1692)
1557
Jacques Mauduit, French composer (d. 1627)
1541
Walter Devereux, 1st Earl of Essex, English nobleman (died 1576)
1507
Jiajing Emperor of China (d. 1567)
1462
Pietro Pomponazzi, Italian philosopher (d. 1525)
1295
Elizabeth de Clare, English noblewoman (d. 1360)
508
Yuan Di, emperor of the Liang dynasty (d. 555)
AD 16
Julia Drusilla, Roman daughter of Germanicus (d. 38)

Deaths On This Day

2018
James Burdette Thayer, American brigadier general (b. 1920)
2017
Marcelo Rezende, Brazilian journalist (b. 1951)
2017
Arjan Singh, Marshal of the Indian Air Force (b. 1919)
2016
Edward Albee, American director and playwright (b. 1928)
2016
Gabriele Amorth, Italian priest and exorcist (b. 1925)
2016
Carlo Azeglio Ciampi, Italian economist and politician, 10th President of Italy and 49th Prime Minister of Italy (b. 1920)
2016
W. P. Kinsella, American novelist (b. 1935)
2016
António Mascarenhas Monteiro, Cabo Verdean politician, 2nd President of Cape Verde (b. 1944)
2016
Gérard Louis-Dreyfus, French-born American businessman (b. 1932)
2015
Guy Béart, Egyptian-French singer-songwriter (b. 1930)
2015
Julio Brady, Virgin Islander lawyer, judge, and politician, 5th Lieutenant Governor of the United States Virgin Islands (b. 1942)
2015
Kurt Oppelt, Austrian figure skater and coach (b. 1932)
2015
Allan Wright, English captain and pilot (b. 1920)
2014
H. M. Fowler American sergeant and politician (b. 1918)
2013
Scott Adams, American football player (b. 1966)
2013
Ratiba El-Hefny, Egyptian soprano and director (b. 1931)
2013
Patsy Swayze, American dancer and choreographer (b. 1927)
2012
Roman Kroitor, Canadian director and producer, co-founded IMAX (b. 1926)
2012
Julien J. LeBourgeois, American admiral (b. 1923)
2012
Friedrich Zimmermann, German lawyer and politician, German Federal Minister of the Interior (b. 1925)
2011
Willie "Big Eyes" Smith, American singer-songwriter, harmonica player, and drummer (b. 1936)
2010
George N. Parks, American educator and bandleader (b. 1953)
2010
Jim Towers, English footballer (b. 1933)
2009
Myles Brand, American philosopher and academic (b. 1942)
2009
Ernst Märzendorfer, Austrian conductor (b. 1921)
2009
Mary Travers, American singer-songwriter (b. 1936)
2008
Norman Whitfield, American songwriter and producer (b. 1940)
2007
Robert Jordan, American engineer and author (b. 1948)
2006
Floyd Curry, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1925)
2005
Harry Freedman, Canadian horn player, composer, and educator (b. 1922)
2005
Gordon Gould, American physicist and academic, invented the laser (b. 1920)
2004
Michael Donaghy, American-English poet and author (b. 1954)
2003
Sheb Wooley, American singer-songwriter (b. 1921)
2002
James Gregory, American actor (b. 1911)
2001
Samuel Z. Arkoff, American producer (b. 1918)
1996
McGeorge Bundy, American intelligence officer and diplomat, 6th United States National Security Advisor (b. 1919)
1996
Gene Nelson, American actor, dancer, and director (b. 1920)
1993
František Jílek, Czech conductor (b. 1913)
1993
Oodgeroo Noonuccal, Australian poet and activist (b. 1920)
1992
Millicent Fenwick, American journalist and politician (b. 1910)
1991
Olga Spessivtseva, Russian-American ballerina (b. 1895)
1987
Christopher Soames, English soldier and politician, Governor of Southern Rhodesia (b. 1920)
1984
Louis Réard, French engineer and fashion designer, created the bikini (b. 1897)
1984
Richard Brautigan, American novelist, poet, and short story writer (b. 1935)
1980
Jean Piaget, Swiss psychologist and philosopher (b. 1896)
1977
Marc Bolan, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1947)
1977
Maria Callas, Greek operatic soprano (b. 1923)
1976
Bertha Lutz, Brazilian feminist and scientist (b. 1894)
1973
Víctor Jara, Chilean singer-songwriter, teacher and theatre director (b. 1932)
1965
Ahn Eak-tai, North Korean composer and conductor (b. 1906)
1965
Fred Quimby, American animator and producer (b. 1886)
1961
Hasan Polatkan, Turkish politician, 15th Turkish Minister of Finance (b. 1915)
1961
Fatin Rüştü Zorlu, Turkish diplomat and politician, 21st Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey (b. 1910)
1955
Leo Amery, Indian-English journalist and politician, Secretary of State for the Colonies (b. 1873)
1950
Pedro de Cordoba, American actor (b. 1881)
1946
James Hopwood Jeans, English physicist, astronomer, and mathematician (b. 1877)
1945
John McCormack, Irish tenor and actor (b. 1884)
1944
Gustav Bauer, German journalist and politician, 11th Chancellor of Germany (b. 1870)
1940
Charles Cochrane-Baillie, 2nd Baron Lamington, English-Scottish politician, 8th Governor of Queensland (b. 1860)
1936
Jean-Baptiste Charcot, French physician and explorer (b. 1867)
1933
George Gore, American baseball player and manager (b. 1857)
1932
Millicent Lilian "Peg" Entwistle, British stage and screen actress. (b. 1908)
1932
Ronald Ross, Indian-English physician and mathematician, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1857)
1931
Omar Mukhtar, Libyan theorist and educator (b. 1862)
1925
Leo Fall, Czech-Austrian composer (b. 1873)
1925
Alexander Friedmann, Russian physicist and mathematician (b. 1888)
1914
C. X. Larrabee, American businessman (b. 1843)
1911
Edward Whymper, English-French mountaineer, explorer, and author (b. 1840)
1898
Ramón Emeterio Betances, Puerto Rican surgeon and politician (b. 1827)
1896
Antônio Carlos Gomes, Brazilian composer (b. 1836)
1896
Pavlos Kalligas, Greek jurist and politician, Foreign Minister of Greece (b. 1814)
1887
Sakaigawa Namiemon, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 14th Yokozuna (b. 1841)
1865
Christian de Meza, Danish general (b. 1792)
1845
Thomas Davis, Irish poet and publisher (b. 1814)
1843
Ezekiel Hart, Canadian businessman and politician (b. 1770)
1824
Louis XVIII of France (b. 1755)
1819
John Jeffries, American physician and surgeon (b. 1744)
1803
Nicolas Baudin, French explorer, hydrographer, and cartographer (b. 1754)
1792
Nguyễn Huệ, Vietnamese emperor (b. 1753)
1736
Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit, Polish-Dutch physicist and engineer, invented the thermometer (b. 1686)
1701
James II of England (b. 1633)
1672
Anne Bradstreet, English poet (b. 1612)
1607
Mary Stuart, English-Scottish princess (b. 1605)
1589
Michael Baius, Belgian theologian and academic (b. 1513)
1583
Catherine Jagiellon, queen of John II of Sweden (b. 1526)
1581
Peter Niers, notorious German bandit (date of birth unknown)
1498
Tomás de Torquemada, Spanish friar (b. 1420)
1406
Cyprian, Metropolitan of Moscow (b. 1336)
1394
Antipope Clement VII (b. 1342)
1380
Charles V of France (b. 1338)
1360
William de Bohun, 1st Earl of Northampton (b. 1319)
1345
John IV, Duke of Brittany (b. 1295)
1343
Philip III of Navarre (b. 1306)
1226
Pandulf Verraccio, Roman ecclesiastical politician
1100
Bernold of Constance, German priest and historian (b. 1054)
1087
Pope Victor III (b. 1026)
655
Pope Martin I
307
Flavius Valerius Severus, Roman emperor