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On This Day in History:  September 17

September 17 is the 260th day of the year (261st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 105 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2018
Chase the Ace lottery dispute settled between aunt and nephew. A family dispute over a $1.2 million lottery prize won in July was settled Monday after a five-hour settlement conference.
2018
Australian man wins lottery after dreaming of jackpot. An Australian man who won a lottery prize worth $3.5 million said it wasn't entirely a surprise — he had dreamed the win just three weeks earlier.
2015
Florida man wins $10M lotto jackpot with fortune cookie numbers. A Florida man who won a $10 million lottery jackpot claims the lucky numbers came from a fortune cookie.
2012
Florida woman hits for $10M on lottery scratch-off. A Coral Springs, Florida, woman has claimed a $10 million lottery win -- the largest haul of the year so far in Broward and Palm Beach counties.
2012
Honest: Idaho Lottery retailers pass 4-month security audit. The Idaho Lottery concluded a four-month security and integrity probe, and found that 100% of the retailers it tested passed the tests.
2012
California man collects $120M Mega Millions lottery jackpot. A 55-year-old Rialto, California, man became the state's newest millionaire, parlaying a Mega Millions ticket purchased at a Riverside convenience store into a $120 million lottery win on a draw Tuesday, Sept. 11.
2012
New Yorkers left $37M in lottery prizes unclaimed. A whopping $37.6 million in lottery prizes went unclaimed in New York last year from dreamers who plunked down their dollars for Powerball, Mega Millions and other tickets and never bothered to check them, according to New York Lottery statistics.
2010
Clerk tried to steal $14 million lottery ticket. A retired New York transit worker is a big winner, but it took some detective work to find out just how big.
2010
MasterCard illegally adds fees to Lottery players. All you need is a dollar and a dream to play the Lottery, except if you're paying with MasterCard -- then it's an extra 10 bucks.
2010
N.Y. man pleads guilty to stealing to feed his lottery habit. A compulsive lottery player pleaded guilty today to stealing $2.3 million from condo and co-op buildings he managed in Manhattan to feed his love of randomly drawn ping-pong balls.
2007
Another day another mistake for the Tennessee Lottery. Can it be possible? It appears that once again the Tennessee Lottery has made a mistake so glaring it requires them to pay out two sets of midday numbers.
2006
Powerball lottery jackpot raised to $179 million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Saturday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $179 million, with a cash option of $83.5 million.
2005
$92m Euro Millions lottery jackpot won by Jobless man, son. A jobless 55-year-old Frenchman and one of his seven children shared a prize of _75.88 million (US$92.80 million) on Saturday after selecting combinations of the family's ages in the multi-nation Euro Millions lottery.
2005
$250 Million Mega Millions Lottery Jackpot Won in N.J.. The winning ticket in Friday night's $250 million Mega Millions lottery game was sold at a store in New Jersey, lottery officials said Saturday.
2004
Powerball jackpot rockets to $84 million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Wednesday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $84 million, with a cash option of $45.7 million.
2004
Poll: most Americans would continue working after lottery win. In a poll released by Gallup this week, 55 percent of respondents said they would continue to work, while 44 percent said they would kiss the boss or their business bye-bye.
2004
Minnesota ticket wins record Hot Lotto jackpot. A ticket sold in Minnesota is the winner of a record $10.8 million Hot Lotto jackpot, lottery officials said Thursday.
2003
Online Lottery Glitch Leads to Cancelled Prizes. Online scratch-card outfit - tombola.com - has apologised after a software glitch at the weekend led to a "large number" of gamblers winning the jackpot.
2003
$100,000 Powerball prize goes unclaimed. Someone has lost out on a $100,000 prize in the Powerball lottery game, purchased, last September in Osage, Iowa.
2003
Mega Millions jackpot increases to $87 million. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery drawing grew to $87 million Wednesday, the largest it has been in nearly three months.
2003
$8 Million Quick Pick Super Lotto Fraud Trial Will Start on Wednesday. A dispute over the ownership of a California Quick Pick Super Lotto ticket valued at $8 million will go to trial at 8:30 AM on Wednesday, September 17, 2003 in Pomona Superior Court before the Hon. Peter J. Meeka.
2003
Georgia businesses not worried Tenn. lottery will hurt local sales. Rossville, Gerogia store owners say they aren't worried the Tennessee Lottery, which is expected to launch early next year, will dam the stream of money flowing from Tennessee's gamblers.
2003
Lottery persistence turns profitable. After many unsuccessful attempts to get on the Powerball Instant Win television game show, Ellen Crowley was finally invited to play.
2003
Jersey Lottery Winner Accused Of Murder. A south New Jersey lottery winner was arraigned Tuesday on charges that he murdered his mother-in-law and stabbed his wife at the family home in Egg Harbor Township.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$399.4 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 18, 2013
2.$252 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 18, 2018
3.$246.8 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 17, 2016
4.$208 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 19, 2015
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.$179 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 20, 2006
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.$149 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 19, 2012
13.€100 Million
US$147.08 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Sep 18, 2009
14.$136 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 17, 2008
15.$130 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 17, 2013
16.$112 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 18, 2010
17.€87 Million
US$111.83 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Sep 19, 2014
18.$111 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 19, 2009
19.$94 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 19, 2017
20.$92 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 17, 2005
21.€65.04 Million
US$87.75 Million
Draw Date
Sep 22, 2011
22.$87 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 19, 2003
23.$84 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 18, 2004
24.$75 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 20, 2011
25.€66.37 Million
US$73.32 Million
Draw Date
Sep 17, 2019

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1983
Saturday, Sep 17, 1983
36 years old
1981
Thursday, Sep 17, 1981
38 years old
1975
Wednesday, Sep 17, 1975
44 years old
1975
Wednesday, Sep 17, 1975
44 years old
1974
Tuesday, Sep 17, 1974
45 years old
1974
Tuesday, Sep 17, 1974
45 years old
1971
Friday, Sep 17, 1971
48 years old
1962
Monday, Sep 17, 1962
57 years old
1961
Sunday, Sep 17, 1961
58 years old
1960
Saturday, Sep 17, 1960
59 years old
1957
Tuesday, Sep 17, 1957
62 years old
1955
Saturday, Sep 17, 1955
64 years old
1948
Friday, Sep 17, 1948
71 years old
1942
Thursday, Sep 17, 1942
77 years old
1937
Friday, Sep 17, 1937
82 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day

2018
A Russian reconnaissance aircraft carrying 15 people on board was brought down by a Syrian surface-to-air missile over the Mediterranean Sea.
2016
Two bombs explode in Seaside Park, New Jersey, and Manhattan. Thirty-one people are injured in the Manhattan bombing.
2013
Grand Theft Auto V releases earning more than half a billion dollars on its first day
2011
Occupy Wall Street movement begins in Zuccotti Park, New York City.
2006
Fourpeaked Mountain in Alaska erupts, marking the first eruption for the volcano in at least 10,000 years.
2006
An audio tape of a private speech by Hungarian Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsány is leaked to the public, in which he confessed that his Hungarian Socialist Party had lied to win the 2006 election, sparking widespread protests across the country.
2001
The New York Stock Exchange reopens for trading after the September 11 attacks, the longest closure since the Great Depression.
1992
An Iranian Kurdish leader and his two joiners are assassinated by political militants in Berlin.
1991
Estonia, North Korea, South Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, the Marshall Islands and Micronesia join the United Nations.
1991
The first version of the Linux kernel (0.01) is released to the Internet.
1988
The 1988 Summer Olympics are opened in Seoul, South Korea.
1983
Vanessa Williams becomes the first black Miss America.
1980
After weeks of strikes at the Lenin Shipyard in Gdańsk, Poland, the nationwide independent trade union Solidarity is established.
1980
Former Nicaraguan President Anastasio Somoza Debayle is killed in Asunción, Paraguay.
1978
The Camp David Accords are signed by Israel and Egypt.
1976
The Space Shuttle Enterprise is unveiled by NASA.
1974
Bangladesh, Grenada and Guinea-Bissau join the United Nations.
1965
The Battle of Chawinda is fought between Pakistan and India.
1961
The world's first retractable roof stadium, the Civic Arena, opens in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
1954
The novel Lord of the Flies by William Golding is first published.
1949
The Canadian steamship SS Noronic burns in Toronto Harbour with the loss of over 118 lives.
1948
The Lehi (also known as the Stern gang) assassinates Count Folke Bernadotte, who was appointed by the United Nations to mediate between the Arab nations and Israel.
1948
The Nizam of Hyderabad surrenders his sovereignty over the Hyderabad State and joins the Indian Union.
1944
World War II: Allied airborne troops parachute into the Netherlands as the "Market" half of Operation Market Garden.
1944
World War II: Soviet troops launch the Tallinn Offensive against Germany and pro-independence Estonian units.
1944
World War II: German forces are attacked by the Allies in the Battle of San Marino.
1941
World War II: A decree of the Soviet State Committee of Defense restores compulsory military training.
1941
World War II: Soviet forces enter Tehran during the Anglo-Soviet invasion of Iran.
1940
World War II: Due to setbacks in the Battle of Britain and approaching autumn weather, Hitler postpones Operation Sea Lion.
1939
World War II: The Soviet invasion of Poland begins.
1939
World War II: German submarine U-29 sinks the British aircraft carrier HMS Courageous.
1935
The Niagara Gorge Railroad ceases operations after a rockslide.
1932
A speech by Laureano Gómez leads to the escalation of the Leticia Incident.
1930
The Kurdish Ararat rebellion is suppressed by the Turks.
1928
The Okeechobee hurricane strikes southeastern Florida, killing more than 2,500 people.
1925
Frida Kahlo suffers near-fatal injuries in a bus accident in Mexico, causing her to abandon her medical studies and take up art
1924
The Border Protection Corps is established in the Second Polish Republic for the defence of the eastern border against armed Soviet raids and local bandits.
1920
The National Football League is organized as the American Professional Football Association in Canton, Ohio
1916
World War I: Manfred von Richthofen ("The Red Baron"), a flying ace of the German Luftstreitkräfte, wins his first aerial combat near Cambrai, France.
1914
Andrew Fisher becomes Prime Minister of Australia for the third time.
1914
World War I: The Race to the Sea begins.
1908
The Wright Flyer flown by Orville Wright, with Lieutenant Thomas Selfridge as passenger, crashes, killing Selfridge, who becomes the first airplane fatality.
1901
Second Boer War: A Boer column defeats a British force at the Battle of Blood River Poort.
1901
Second Boer War: Boers capture a squadron of the 17th Lancers at the Battle of Elands River.
1900
Philippine-American War: Filipinos under Juan Cailles defeat Americans under Colonel Benjamin F. Cheatham Jr. at Mabitac.
1894
Battle of the Yalu River, the largest naval engagement of the First Sino-Japanese War.
1862
American Civil War: George B. McClellan halts the northward drive of Robert E. Lee's Confederate Army in the single-day Battle of Antietam, the bloodiest day in American military history.
1862
American Civil War: The Allegheny Arsenal explosion results in the single largest civilian disaster during the war.
1861
Argentine Civil Wars: The State of Buenos Aires defeats the Argentine Confederation at the Battle of Pavón.
1859
Joshua A. Norton declares himself "Norton I, Emperor of the United States."
1849
American abolitionist Harriet Tubman escapes from slavery.
1809
Peace between Sweden and Russia in the Finnish War; the territory that will become Finland is ceded to Russia by the Treaty of Fredrikshamn.
1794
Flanders Campaign: France completes its conquest of the Austrian Netherlands at the Battle of Sprimont.
1793
War of the Pyrenees: France defeats a Spanish force at the Battle of Peyrestortes.
1787
The United States Constitution is signed in Philadelphia.
1778
The Treaty of Fort Pitt is signed. It is the first formal treaty between the United States and a Native American tribe.
1776
The Presidio of San Francisco is founded in New Spain.
1775
American Revolutionary War: The Invasion of Canada begins with the Siege of Fort St. Jean.
1683
Antonie van Leeuwenhoek writes a letter to the Royal Society describing "animalcules".
1658
The Battle of Vilanova is fought between Portugal and Spain during the Portuguese Restoration War.
1631
Sweden wins a major victory at the Battle of Breitenfeld against the Holy Roman Empire during the Thirty Years' War.
1630
The city of Boston, Massachusetts is founded.
1620
Polish-Ottoman War: The Ottoman Empire defeats the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth during the Battle of Cecora.
1577
The Treaty of Bergerac is signed between Henry III of France and the Huguenots.
1462
Thirteen Years' War: A Polish army under Piotr Dunin decisively defeats the Teutonic Order at the Battle of Świecino.
1382
Louis the Great's daughter, Mary, is crowned "king" of Hungary.
1176
The Battle of Myriokephalon is the last attempt by the Byzantine Empire to recover central Anatolia from the Seljuk Turks.
1111
Highest Galician nobility led by Pedro Fróilaz de Traba and the bishop Diego Gelmírez crown Alfonso VII as "King of Galicia".
456
Remistus, Roman general (magister militum), is besieged by a Gothic force at Ravenna and later executed in the Palace in Classis, outside the city.

Births On This Day

1997
Auston Matthews, American ice hockey player
1996
Choi Young-jae, South Korean singer
1996
Esteban Ocon, French racing driver
1993
Sofiane Boufal, Moroccan footballer
1993
Alfie Deyes, English internet celebrity
1993
Alex Lynn, British racing driver
1991
Ryo Ishikawa, Japanese golfer
1991
Justyna Jegiołka, Polish tennis player
1991
Cameron King, Australian rugby league player
1991
Sanne Wevers, Dutch gymnast
1991
Scott Hoying, American singer and songwriter
1990
Sean Scannell, English footballer
1990
Pixie Geldof, English model and singer
1989
Kate Deines, American soccer player
1987
Paul Huntington, English footballer
1986
Ravichandran Ashwin, Indian cricketer
1986
Paolo De Ceglie, Italian footballer
1986
Yussef Suleiman, Syrian footballer (d. 2013)
1985
Tomáš Berdych, Czech tennis player
1985
Brendan Clarke, Irish footballer
1985
José Gonçalves, Portuguese footballer
1985
Brendan Oake, Australian rugby league player
1985
Alexander Ovechkin, Russian ice hockey player
1985
Mason Raymond, Canadian ice hockey player
1984
Domenico Citro, Italian footballer
1984
Mary DeScenza, American swimmer
1984
John Kucera, Canadian skier
1984
Patrick van Luijk, Dutch sprinter
1983
Ammel-Carl Sierra, Victorian Melbournian Horseman, Polo Player & Sports Entrepreneur.
1982
Garth Murray, Canadian ice hockey player
1981
Casey Janssen, American baseball player
1981
Bakari Koné, Ivorian footballer
1981
Francis Manioru, Solomon sprinter
1980
Dan Haren, American baseball player
1980
Shabana Mahmood, English lawyer and politician, Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury
1980
Oliver Risser, Namibian footballer
1979
Steffen Algreen, Danish footballer
1979
Akin Ayodele, American football player
1979
Flo Rida, American rapper
1978
Sheeri Cabral, American computer scientist and blogger
1978
Shawn Horcoff, Canadian ice hockey player
1977
Sam Esmail, American screenwriter
1977
Simone Perrotta, Italian footballer
1975
Wilko de Vogt, Dutch footballer
1975
Jimmie Johnson, American race car driver
1975
Pumpkinhead, American rapper (d. 2015)
1974
Tormod Granheim, Norwegian skier and explorer
1974
Craig Spence, Australian golfer
1974
Rasheed Wallace, American basketball player and coach
1973
Diego Albanese, Argentine rugby player
1973
Demis Nikolaidis, Greek footballer
1971
Nate Berkus, American interior designer and television host
1971
Mike Catt, South African-English rugby player and coach
1971
Andy Edwards, English footballer
1971
Mauro Milanese, Italian footballer and manager
1970
Mark Brunell, American football player and coach
1969
Adam Devlin, English guitarist and songwriter
1969
Ken Doherty, Irish snooker player
1969
Keith Flint, English singer-songwriter
1969
Tarvo Seeman, Estonian chess player
1969
Paul Varelans, American MMA fighter and wrestler
1968
Cheryl Strayed, American author
1968
Tito Vilanova, Spanish footballer and manager (d. 2014)
1967
Michael Carbajal, American boxer
1966
Doug E. Fresh, American rapper and producer
1965
Kyle Chandler, American actor
1965
Yuji Naka, Japanese video game designer, created Sonic the Hedgehog
1965
Guy Picciotto, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1965
Bryan Singer, American director, producer, and screenwriter
1963
Masahiro Chono, American-Japanese wrestler and manager
1963
James Urbaniak, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
1962
Baz Luhrmann, Australian director, producer, and screenwriter
1962
Dustin Nguyen, Vietnamese-American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1962
Hesham Qandil, Egyptian engineer and politician, 51st Prime Minister of Egypt
1962
Wayne Riley, Australian golfer
1962
BeBe Winans, American singer-songwriter and producer
1961
Jim Cornette, American wrestling manager and sportscaster
1961
Giorgos Koumoutsakos, Greek politician
1961
Ty Tabor, American rock singer-songwriter and guitarist (King's X)
1960
John Bottomley, Canadian singer-songwriter (d. 2011)
1960
John Franco, American baseball player
1960
Damon Hill, English race car driver and guitarist
1960
Alan Krueger, American economist and academic
1958
Janez Janša, Slovenian politician, 5th Prime Minister of Slovenia
1958
Tom Waddell, Scottish-American baseball player
1957
David Bintley, English ballet dancer and director
1957
Steve Bryles, American businessman and politician (d. 2012)
1956
Almazbek Atambayev, Kyrgyz politician, 4th President of Kyrgyzstan
1956
Thad Bosley, American baseball player and coach
1956
Mandawuy Yunupingu, Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2013)
1955
Scott Simpson, American golfer
1955
Charles Martinet, American actor
1955
Mike Parson, American politician, 57th Governor of Missouri
1954
Joël-François Durand, French pianist and composer
1954
Bill Irwin, American wrestler
1953
Luís Amado, Portuguese politician, former minister of Minister of Foreign Affairs
1953
Tamasin Day-Lewis, English chef and author
1953
Altaf Hussain, Pakistani-English soldier and politician
1953
Rita Rudner, American actress, comedian, and screenwriter
1952
Harold Solomon, American tennis player and coach
1951
Russell Brown, Scottish politician
1951
Piet Kleine, Dutch speed skater and coach
1951
Cassandra Peterson, American actress, television host, and producer
1950
Narendra Modi, Chief Minister of Gujarat, India (2001-14) and politician, 14th Prime Minister of India
1950
Fee Waybill, American singer-songwriter and producer
1949
Ron Stevens, Canadian lawyer and politician (d. 2014)
1948
Raphy Leavitt, Puerto Rican-American accordion player and composer (d. 2015)
1948
Kemal Monteno, Bosnian singer-songwriter (d. 2015)
1948
John Ritter, American actor and producer (d. 2003)
1947
Tessa Jowell, English social worker and politician, Minister for the Cabinet Office (d. 2018)
1947
Enrique Krauze, Mexican historian, critic, and publisher
1947
Gail Carson Levine, American author
1947
Jeff MacNelly, American cartoonist (d. 2000)
1946
Billy Bonds, English footballer and manager
1946
Heimar Lenk, Estonian journalist and politician
1945
David Emerson, Canadian economist and politician, 8th Minister of Foreign Affairs for Canada
1945
Phil Jackson, American basketball player and coach
1945
Bhakti Charu Swami, Indian religious leader
1944
Les Emmerson, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist
1944
Reinhold Messner, Italian mountaineer and explorer
1944
Jean Taylor, American mathematician and academic
1942
Robert Graysmith, American author and illustrator
1942
Des Lynam, Irish-English journalist and author
1942
Lupe Ontiveros, American actress (d. 2012)
1941
Bob Matsui, American lawyer and politician (d. 2005)
1940
Jan Eliasson, Swedish politician and diplomat, 4th Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations
1940
Peter Lever, English cricketer
1940
Gilberto Parlotti, Italian motorcycle racer (d. 1972)
1939
Carl Dennis, American poet and educator
1939
Shelby Flint, American singer-songwriter and voice actress
1939
David Souter, American lawyer and jurist
1938
Paul Benedict, American actor (d. 2008)
1938
Perry Robinson, American clarinet player and composer
1938
Bobby Wine, American baseball player and coach
1937
Nigel Boocock, English-Australian motorcycle racer (d. 2015)
1937
Orlando Cepeda, Puerto Rican-American baseball player
1937
Sitakant Mahapatra, Indian poet and literary critic
1936
Gerald Guralnik, American physicist and academic (d. 2014)
1936
Michael Hennagin, American composer and educator (d. 1993)
1935
Ken Kesey, American novelist, essayist, and poet (d. 2001)
1934
Maureen Connolly, American tennis player (d. 1969)
1933
Bulldog Brower, American wrestler (d. 1997)
1933
Chuck Grassley, American lawyer and politician
1933
Claude Provost, Canadian-American ice hockey player (d. 1984)
1932
Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani, emir of Qatar (d. 2016)
1932
Robert B. Parker, American author and academic (d. 2010)
1932
Indarjit Singh, Indian-English journalist
1932
Samuel Ogbemudia, Nigerian army officer and politician (d. 2017)
1931
Anne Bancroft, American actress (d. 2005)
1931
Jean-Claude Carrière, French actor and screenwriter
1930
David Huddleston, American actor (d. 2016)
1930
Lalgudi Jayaraman, Indian violinist and composer (d. 2013)
1930
Theo Loevendie, Dutch clarinet player and composer
1930
Edgar Mitchell, American captain, pilot, and astronaut (d. 2016)
1930
Jim Rohn, American philosopher and author (d. 2009)
1930
Thomas P. Stafford, American general, pilot, and astronaut
1929
Sil Austin, American saxophonist (d. 2001)
1929
David Craig, Baron Craig of Radley, Northern Irish air marshal and politician
1929
Stirling Moss, English race car driver and sportscaster
1928
Park Honan, American author and academic (d. 2014)
1928
Roddy McDowall, English-American actor (d. 1998)
1927
George Blanda, American football player (d. 2010)
1926
Bill Black, American bass player and bandleader (d. 1965)
1926
Curtis Harrington, American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2007)
1926
Hovie Lister, American minister and pianist (d. 2001)
1926
Jean-Marie Lustiger, French cardinal (d. 2007)
1926
Jack McDuff, American singer and organist (d. 2001)
1925
Dorothy Loudon, American actress and singer (d. 2003)
1923
Ralph Sharon, English-American pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 2015)
1923
Hank Williams, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1953)
1922
Agostinho Neto, Angolan poet and politician, 1st President of Angola (d. 1979)
1920
Dinah Sheridan, English actress (d. 2012)
1918
Lea Gottlieb, Hungarian-Israeli fashion designer, founded the Gottex Company (d. 2012)
1918
Chaim Herzog, Irish-born Israeli general and politician, 6th President of Israel (d. 1997)
1917
Ib Melchior, Danish-American author and screenwriter (d. 2015)
1917
Isang Yun, South Korean-German composer and educator (d. 1995)
1916
Mary Stewart, English-Scottish author and poet (d. 2014)
1915
M. F. Husain, Indian painter and director (d. 2011)
1914
Thomas J. Bata, Czech-Canadian businessman (d. 2008)
1914
William Grut, Swedish pentathlete (d. 2012)
1914
Shin Kanemaru, Japanese politician, Deputy Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1996)
1912
Irena Kwiatkowska, Polish actress (d. 2011)
1912
Maksim Tank, Belarusian poet, journalist, and translator (d. 1995)
1909
Elizabeth Enright, American author and illustrator (d. 1968)
1908
John Creasey, English author and politician (d. 1973)
1908
Rafael Israelyan, Armenian architect and educator, designed the Sardarapat Memorial and St. Vartan Cathedral (d. 1973)
1907
Warren E. Burger, American lawyer and judge, 15th Chief Justice of the United States (d. 1995)
1906
J. R. Jayewardene, Sri Lankan lawyer and politician, 2nd President of Sri Lanka (d. 1996)
1906
Edgar Wayburn, American physician and environmentalist (d. 2010)
1905
Tshekedi Khama, regent of the Bamangwato tribe (d. 1959)
1903
Dolores Costello, American film actress (d. 1979)
1903
Karel Miljon, Dutch boxer (d. 1984)
1903
Frank O'Connor, Irish short story writer, novelist, and poet (d. 1966)
1903
Minanogawa Tōzō, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 34th Yokozuna (d. 1971)
1902
Bea Miles, Australian author (d. 1973)
1901
Francis Chichester, English pilot and sailor (d. 1972)
1900
Hughie Critz, American baseball player (d. 1980)
1900
Lena Frances Edwards, African-American physician, awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom (d. 1986)
1900
J. Willard Marriott, American businessman, founded the Marriott Corporation (d. 1985)
1900
Martha Ostenso, Canadian screenwriter and novelist (d. 1963)
1900
Hedwig Ross, New Zealand-born educator and political activist, founding member of the Communist Party of New Zealand (d. 1971)
1897
Earl Webb, American baseball player and coach (d. 1965)
1886
Anton Irv, Estonian captain (d. 1919)
1884
Charles Griffes, American pianist and composer (d. 1920)
1883
William Carlos Williams, American poet, short story writer, and essayist (d. 1963)
1881
Alfred Carpenter, English admiral, Victoria Cross recipient (d. 1955)
1879
Rube Foster, American baseball player and manager (d. 1930)
1879
Periyar E. V. Ramasamy, Indian businessman, social activist, and politician (d. 1973)
1878
Vincenzo Tommasini, Italian composer (d. 1950)
1874
Walter Murdoch, Australian author and academic (d. 1970)
1869
Christian Lous Lange, Norwegian political scientist, historian, and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1938)
1868
James Alexander Calder, Canadian educator and politician, Canadian Minister of Militia and Defence (d. 1956)
1867
Vera Yevstafievna Popova, Russian chemist (d. 1896)
1865
William Murray McPherson, Australian politician, 31st Premier of Victoria (d. 1932)
1864
Anagarika Dharmapala, Sri Lankan Buddhist writer and preacher
1864
Mykhailo Kotsiubynsky, Ukrainian writer (d. 1913)
1864
James Tancred, English admiral (d. 1943)
1860
Mihkel Martna, Estonian journalist and politician (d. 1934)
1859
Frank Dawson Adams, Canadian geologist and academic (d. 1942)
1859
Billy the Kid, American gunman (d. 1881)
1859
I. L. Patterson, American politician, 18th Governor of Oregon (d. 1929)
1857
Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, Russian scientist and engineer (d. 1935)
1854
David Dunbar Buick, Scottish-American businessman, founded Buick Motor Company (d. 1929)
1853
Frederick Corbett, British officer and Victoria Cross recipient (d. 1912)
1850
Guerra Junqueiro, Portuguese journalist, lawyer, and politician (d. 1923)
1826
Bernhard Riemann, German-Italian mathematician and academic (d. 1866)
1825
Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar II, American jurist and politician, 16th United States Secretary of the Interior (d. 1893)
1821
Arthur Saint-Léon, French playwright (d. 1870)
1820
Émile Augier, French playwright (d. 1889)
1820
Earl Van Dorn, Confederate general (d. 1863)
1819
Marthinus Wessel Pretorius, South African general and politician, 1st President of the South African Republic (d. 1901)
1817
Herman Adolfovich Trautscohold, German geologist and paleontologist
1797
Heinrich Kuhl, German naturalist and zoologist (d. 1821)
1783
Nadezhda Durova, Russian soldier (d. 1866)
1773
Jonathan Alder, American captain and farmer (d. 1849)
1771
Johann August Apel, German jurist and author (d. 1816)
1743
Marquis de Condorcet, French mathematician and political scientist (d. 1794)
1739
John Rutledge, American judge and politician, 2nd Chief Justice of the United States (d. 1800)
1730
Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben, Prussian-American general (d. 1794)
1688
Maria Luisa of Savoy, queen consort of Spain (d. 1714)
1687
Durastante Natalucci, Italian historian and scholar (d. 1772)
1677
Stephen Hales, English physiologist and chemist, invented Forceps (d. 1761)
1674
Ernest Augustus, Duke of York and Albany (d. 1728)
1639
Hans Herr, Swiss bishop (d. 1725)
1630
Ranuccio II Farnese, duke of Parma (d. 1694)
1605
Francesco Sacrati, Italian composer (d. 1650)
1578
John Prideaux, English administrator and bishop (d. 1650)
1565
Edward Fortunatus, German nobleman (d. 1600)
1550
Paul V, pope of the Catholic Church (d. 1621)
1479
Celio Calcagnini, Italian astronomer (d. 1541)
1433
James of Portugal, Portuguese cardinal (d. 1459)
1192
Minamoto no Sanetomo, Japanese shōgun (d. 1219)
879
Charles the Simple, Frankish king (d. 929)

Deaths On This Day

2018
Enzo Calzaghe, Italian-born Welsh boxing trainer (b.1949)
2017
Bobby Heenan, American wrestler and manager (b. 1944)
2016
Bahman Golbarnezhad, Iranian racing cyclist (b. 1968)
2016
Sigge Parling, Swedish footballer (b. 1936)
2015
Ingrīda Andriņa, Latvian actress (b. 1944)
2015
Dettmar Cramer, German footballer and manager (b. 1925)
2015
Milo Hamilton, American sportscaster (b. 1927)
2015
Vadim Kuzmin, Russian physicist and academic (b. 1937)
2015
David Willcocks, English organist, composer, and conductor (b. 1919)
2014
George Hamilton IV, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1937)
2014
Andriy Husin, Ukrainian footballer and manager (b. 1972)
2014
Wakachichibu Komei, Japanese sumo wrestler (b. 1939)
2014
Charles Read, Australian air marshal (b. 1918)
2014
Peter von Bagh, Finnish historian, director, and screenwriter (b. 1943)
2014
China Zorrilla, Uruguayan actress (b. 1922)
2013
Kristian Gidlund, Swedish drummer and journalist (b. 1983)
2013
Larry Lake, American-Canadian trumpet player and composer (b. 1943)
2013
Bernie McGann, Australian saxophonist and composer (b. 1937)
2013
Alex Naumik, Lithuanian-Norwegian singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1949)
2013
Michael J. Noonan, Irish farmer and politician, 25th Irish Minister of Defence (b. 1935)
2013
Marvin Rainwater, American singer-songwriter (b. 1925)
2013
Eiji Toyoda, Japanese businessman (b. 1913)
2012
Melvin Charney, Canadian sculptor and architect (b. 1935)
2012
Lou Kenton, English soldier and potter (b. 1908)
2012
Russell E. Train, American soldier and civil servant (b. 1920)
2011
Colin Madigan, Australian architect and author, designed the National Gallery of Australia (b. 1921)
2009
Dick Durock, American stuntman and actor (b. 1937)
2009
Noordin Mohammad Top, Malaysian terrorist (b. 1968)
2005
Jacques Lacarrière, French journalist and critic (b. 1925)
2005
Alfred Reed, American composer and educator (b. 1921)
2003
Erich Hallhuber, German actor (b. 1951)
2000
Georgiy Gongadze, Georgian-Ukrainian journalist and director (b. 1969)
1999
Frankie Vaughan, English singer and actor (b. 1928)
1998
Ted Binion, American poker player and businessman (b. 1943)
1998
Geoffrey Dutton, Australian historian and author (b. 1922)
1997
Red Skelton, American actor and comedian (b. 1913)
1996
Spiro Agnew, American soldier and politician, 39th Vice President of the United States (b. 1918)
1995
Isadore Epstein, Estonian-American astronomer and academic (b. 1919)
1995
Lucien Victor, Belgian cyclist (b. 1931)
1994
John Delafose, American accordion player (b. 1939)
1994
Vitas Gerulaitis, American tennis player and coach (b. 1954)
1994
Karl Popper, Austrian-English philosopher and academic (b. 1902)
1993
Willie Mosconi, American pool player and actor (b. 1913)
1993
Christian Nyby, American director and producer (b. 1913)
1992
Roger Wagner, American conductor and educator (b. 1914)
1991
Zino Francescatti, French violinist and composer (b. 1902)
1987
Harry Locke, English actor (b. 1913)
1985
Laura Ashley, Welsh fashion designer, founded Laura Ashley plc (b. 1925)
1984
Richard Basehart, American actor and director (b. 1914)
1983
Humberto Sousa Medeiros, Portuguese-American cardinal (b. 1915)
1982
Manos Loïzos, Egyptian-Greek composer (b. 1937)
1980
Anastasio Somoza Debayle, Nicaraguan commander and politician, 73rd President of Nicaragua (b. 1925)
1975
Nicola Moscona, Greek-American singer-songwriter (b. 1907)
1973
Hugo Winterhalter, American bandleader and composer (b. 1909)
1972
Akim Tamiroff, American actor (b. 1899)
1971
Carlos Lamarca, Brazilian captain (b. 1937)
1966
Fritz Wunderlich, German tenor and actor (b. 1930)
1965
Alejandro Casona, Spanish poet and playwright (b. 1903)
1961
Adnan Menderes, Turkish lawyer and politician, 9th Prime Minister of Turkey (b. 1899)
1953
David Munson, American runner (b. 1884)
1953
Hans Feige, German general (Wehrmacht) (b. 1880)
1951
Jimmy Yancey, American pianist and composer (b. 1898)
1948
Ruth Benedict, American anthropologist and academic (b. 1887)
1948
Folke Bernadotte, Swedish soldier and diplomat (b. 1895)
1943
Friedrich Zickwolff, German general (b. 1893)
1938
Bruno Jasieński, Polish poet and author (b. 1901)
1937
Walter Dubislav, German logician and philosopher of science, Vienna circle member (b. 1895)
1936
Ettie Annie Rout, New Zealand author and activist (b. 1877)
1933
Joseph De Piro, Maltese priest and missionary (b. 1877)
1925
Carl Eytel, German-American painter and illustrator (b. 1862)
1923
Stefanos Dragoumis, Greek judge and politician, 92nd Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1842)
1911
Edmonia Lewis, American sculptor (b. 1844)
1909
Thomas Bent, Australian businessman and politician, 22nd Premier of Victoria (b. 1838)
1908
Henri Julien, Canadian cartoonist (b. 1852)
1908
Thomas Selfridge, American lieutenant and pilot (b. 1882)
1907
Ignaz Brüll, Czech-Austrian pianist and composer (b. 1846)
1907
Edmonia Lewis, American sculptor (b. 1844)
1899
Charles Alfred Pillsbury, American businessman, co-founded the Pillsbury Company (b. 1842)
1894
Deng Shichang, Chinese captain (b. 1849)
1879
Eugène Viollet-le-Duc, French architect and theorist (b. 1814)
1878
Orélie-Antoine de Tounens, French lawyer and adventurer (b. 1825)
1877
Henry Fox Talbot, English photographer, developed the Calotype Process (b. 1800)
1868
Roman Nose, Native American warrior (b. circa 1823)
1864
Walter Savage Landor, English author and poet (b. 1775)
1863
Charles Robert Cockerell, English archaeologist and architect (b. 1788)
1863
Alfred de Vigny, French author, poet, and playwright (b. 1797)
1858
Dred Scott, American slave (b. 1795)
1836
Antoine Laurent de Jussieu, French botanist and author (b. 1748)
1817
Jacques Bernard d'Anselme, French general (b. 1740)
1808
Benjamin Bourne, American judge and politician (b. 1755)
1803
Franz Xaver Süssmayr, Austrian composer and director (b. 1766)
1771
Tobias Smollett, Scottish-Italian author and poet (b. 1721)
1762
Francesco Geminiani, Italian violinist and composer (b. 1687)
1721
Marguerite Louise d'Orléans, French princess (b. 1645)
1679
John of Austria the Younger, Spanish general and politician, Governor of the Habsburg Netherlands (b. 1629)
1676
Sabbatai Zevi, Turkish rabbi and scholar (b. 1626)
1665
Philip IV, king of Spain (b. 1605)
1637
Katherine Clifton, 2nd Baroness Clifton, English-Scottish peer
1630
Thomas Lake, English politician, English Secretary of State (b. 1567)
1626
Johann Schweikhard von Kronberg, German cleric and politician, Archbishop-Elector of Mainz (b. 1553)
1621
Robert Bellarmine, Italian cardinal and saint (b. 1542)
1609
Judah Loew ben Bezalel, Bohemian rabbi, mystic and philosopher (b. 1520)
1575
Heinrich Bullinger, Swiss theologian and reformer (b. 1504)
1574
Pedro Menéndez de Avilés, Spanish admiral and explorer, founded St. Augustine, Florida (b. 1519)
1563
Henry Manners, 2nd Earl of Rutland, English soldier (b. 1526)
1482
William III, duke of Luxembourg (b. 1425)
1422
Constantine II, tsar of Bulgaria
1415
Michael de la Pole, 2nd Earl of Suffolk (b. 1367)
1322
Robert III, count of Flanders (b. 1249)
1179
Hildegard of Bingen, German abbess (b. 1098)
1148
Conan III, duke of Brittany (b. 1070)
1025
Hugh Magnus, king of France (b. 1007)
958
Li Jingsui, Chinese prince (b. 920)
936
Unni, archbishop of Hamburg-Bremen
456
Remistus, Roman general