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On This Day in History:  September 19

September 19 is the 262nd day of the year (263rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 103 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2019
Maryland grandfather claims third major lottery prize. A longtime Maryland Lottery player made a trip to Maryland Lottery headquarters in Baltimore on Sept. 13 to collect his third five-figure prize in two decades.
2017
Michigan Lottery draws 0-0-0-0 for first time, thousands win. After more than 18,000 drawings of the Michigan Lottery's Daily 4 game, the elusive 0-0-0-0 "quad" combination has finally been drawn, paying out millions of dollars in prize money.
2017
The USA's 'luckiest' lottery players may not be as lucky as they seem. A national investigation has found that hundreds of Americans are winning lottery tickets with a frequency so extraordinary that, in some cases, it could be rooted in illegal activity.
2016
Candy Crush-type game for state lotteries debuts. A new puzzle game similar to Bejeweled or Candy Crush aims to attract smartphone gamers who perhaps don't play traditional scratch-and-match lottery games, as well as lottery junkies looking for the next big game.
2016
2 mammoth jackpots won this weekend. Two multi-state lottery games gave up millions in their latest drawings as lucky ticketholders snagged the grand prize jackpots.
2015
Illinois fires lottery operator Northstar. The nation's first private company to manage a state lottery was fired Friday by the Illinois Governor after years of failing to make the lofty revenue targets it promised.
2014
N.C. woman plays lottery for first time, wins $100K. North Carolina Education Lottery officials say a Greensboro woman played the lottery for the first time and won big.
2014
Governor revamps Missouri Lottery Commission. Gov. Jay Nixon replaced most of the members of the Missouri Lottery Commission on Thursday as he released a report recommending the agency review its policies on prizes and advertising in a quest to route more money to education.
2013
One ticket wins $400 million Powerball jackpot. Wednesday's massive Powerball jackpot that generated millions of ticket sales this week has been won by a single ticket sold in South Carolina.
2011
Arkansas Lottery director resigns. The Arkansas Lottery Commission Monday accepted the resignation of embattled state Lottery Director Ernie Passailaigue, who ends his controversial tenure on his own after surviving two past attempts by commission members to fire him.
2011
Lottery winner hits back at school bullies. A lottery winner who was a victim of sustained bullying during her school days, is now using a large chunk of the money she won to finance a rock musical with an anti-bullying message that opens in London next month.
2008
Oklahoma Lottery worried about prospect of Arkansas lottery. A proposed lottery in Arkansas would devote more sales revenue to prizes, giving it a critical advantage over Oklahoma's game, Oklahoma's lottery director says.
2008
Ottawan wins $2.5M in lottery. Carolyn Tweede has become Ottawa's latest millionaire after winning $2.5 million in last Friday's Super 7 lottery.
2008
Lottery winner dealt mix of grief and joy. It was an emotional roller-coaster yesterday for British Columbia's newest lottery millionaire.
2008
GA family incorporates before claiming lottery jackpot. After claiming the $133 million Mega Millions lottery jackpot Thursday, Phyllis and Frank Skinner said they plan to use the winnings to pay for their grandkids' education.
2008
Lottery firm fined $1.4 million over security breaches. The Washington, D.C. government has fined the company that runs the D.C. Lottery $1.4 million for security breaches, a decision that could reignite a debate over selecting the next contractor to operate the city's gaming industry.
2007
Study reveals online gambling led to *fewer* gambling problems. A report released by the British government's Gambling Commission today reveals that problem gambling has not increased over the last eight years, despite widespread speculation to the contrary.
2007
Okla. Lottery Commission struggles to meet its 35% profit requirement. As a result of the finance and audit committee's dreary budget forecasts for fiscal year 2008, the Oklahoma Lottery Commission is planning to trim costs and attempt to get a key statutory requirement of the commission eliminated.
2007
Tickets for new Washington Lottery raffle go on sale Sunday. Washington Lottery officials announced a brand new raffle game in honor of its 25th anniversary.
2007
Arkansas Lt. Gov. proposes state lottery in '08. On Tuesday, Arkansas Lieutenant Governor Bill Halter said he hopes to have a state lottery on the ballot by 2008.
2007
Man refuses $4 million lottery win. According to the Ananova news service, a German pensioner who won £2 million (US$4 million) playing the lottery refused the cash because he didn't know what to do with it.
2007
Opponents of lottery say 'I told you so'. A database consultant alleges the North Carolina Lottery did not deliver the money promised by lottery supporters.
2007
Is the lottery shortchanging schools?. According to the North American Assoc. of State and Provincial Lotteries, 42 states and the District of Columbia run lotteries, and more than half claim the games boost funding for education. But CBS News chief investigative correspondent Armen Keteyian found that lotteries aren't exactly providing a windfall for schools.
2005
No word yet from holder of $250 million Mega Millions ticket. A convenience store that sold a lottery ticket worth $250 million has been enjoying a rush of customers since the drawing, but the lucky winner had yet to emerge Monday.
2005
Will gamble on lottery revenue pay off for N.C.?. A recent interview of the author of an authoratative lottery book, discussing North Carolina's newly established state lottery.
2005
$250M lotto mystery is talk of Rutherford. The Mega Millions winner watch in Rutherford, New Jersey, entered day two yesterday with much anticipation but without anyone stepping forward to claim the $250 million jackpot.
2003
Public backs HOPE limits. Georgians' support for new restrictions on lottery-funded HOPE scholarships are stronger than previously thought, according to polling results presented to a state commission Thursday.
2003
Lottery scam takes in pair. Two people duped elderly shoppers with an offer that seemed too good to be true. Turns out it was.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$275 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 21, 2018
2.$211 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 20, 2019
3.$208 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 19, 2015
4.€188 Million
US$207.27 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Sep 20, 2019
5.$196 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 20, 2014
6.$179 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 20, 2006
7.€139 Million
US$166.65 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Sep 19, 2017
8.$163 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 19, 2018
9.€142.86 Million
US$159.55 Million
Draw Date
Sep 20, 2016
10.$154 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 20, 2008
11.€130 Million
US$152.85 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Sep 21, 2018
12.$149 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 19, 2012
13.$145 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 20, 2013
14.€87 Million
US$111.83 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Sep 19, 2014
15.$111 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 19, 2009
16.$108 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 21, 2005
17.$95 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 22, 2004
18.$94 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 19, 2017
19.€65.04 Million
US$87.75 Million
Draw Date
Sep 22, 2011
20.$87 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 19, 2003
21.$80 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 21, 2019
22.$75 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 20, 2011
23.$72 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 19, 2014
24.€64 Million
US$71.8 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Sep 23, 2016
25.$64 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 21, 2004

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1978
Tuesday, Sep 19, 1978
41 years old
1977
Monday, Sep 19, 1977
42 years old
1976
Sunday, Sep 19, 1976
43 years old
1974
Thursday, Sep 19, 1974
45 years old
1974
Thursday, Sep 19, 1974
45 years old
1973
Wednesday, Sep 19, 1973
46 years old
1973
Wednesday, Sep 19, 1973
46 years old
1970
Saturday, Sep 19, 1970
49 years old
1968
Thursday, Sep 19, 1968
51 years old
1964
Saturday, Sep 19, 1964
55 years old
1957
Thursday, Sep 19, 1957
62 years old
1913
Friday, Sep 19, 1913
106 years old
(year not provided)
(year not provided)

Worldwide Events On This Day

2017
The 2017 Puebla earthquake strikes Mexico, causing 370 deaths and over 6,000 injuries, as well as extensive damage.
2016
In the wake of a manhunt, the suspect in a series of bombings in New York and New Jersey is apprehended after a shootout with police.
2011
Mariano Rivera of the New York Yankees surpasses Trevor Hoffman to become Major League Baseball's all time saves leader with 602.
2010
The leaking oil well in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill is sealed.
2006
The Thai army stages a coup. The Constitution is revoked and martial law is declared.
1997
The Guelb El-Kebir massacre in Algeria kills 53 people.
1995
The Washington Post and The New York Times publish the Unabomber's manifesto.
1991
Ötzi the Iceman is discovered in the Alps on the border between Italy and Austria.
1989
A bomb destroys UTA Flight 772 in mid-air above the Tùnùrù Desert, Niger, killing all 170 passengers and crew.
1985
A strong earthquake kills thousands and destroys about 400 buildings in Mexico City.
1985
Tipper Gore and other political wives form the Parents Music Resource Center as Frank Zappa and other musicians testify at U.S. Congressional hearings on obscenity in rock music.
1983
Saint Kitts and Nevis gains its independence.
1982
Scott Fahlman posts the first documented emoticons :-) and :-( on the Carnegie Mellon University bulletin board system.
1978
The Solomon Islands join the United Nations.
1976
Turkish Airlines Flight 452 hits the Taurus Mountains, outskirt of Karatepe, Turkey, killing all 154 passengers and crew.
1976
Two Imperial Iranian Air Force F-4 Phantom II jets fly out to investigate an unidentified flying object, when both independently lose instrumentation and communications as they approach, only to have them restored upon withdrawal.
1973
King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden has his investiture.
1970
Michael Eavis hosts the first Glastonbury Festival.
1970
Kostas Georgakis, a Greek student of geology, sets himself ablaze in Matteotti Square in Genoa, Italy, as a protest against the dictatorial regime of Georgios Papadopoulos.
1957
Plumbbob Rainier becomes the first nuclear explosion to be entirely contained underground, producing no fallout.
1952
The United States bars Charlie Chaplin from re-entering the country after a trip to England.
1948
Israeli-Palestinian conflict: Folke Bernadotte, United Nations Peace Envoy, is assassinated in Jerusalem.
1946
The Council of Europe is founded following a speech by Winston Churchill at the University of Zurich.
1944
World War II: The Battle of Hürtgen Forest begins. It will become the longest individual battle that the U.S. Army has ever fought.
1944
World War II: The Moscow Armistice between Finland and the Soviet Union is signed.
1940
World War II: Witold Pilecki is voluntarily captured and sent to Auschwitz to smuggle out information and start a resistance movement.
1939
World War II: The Battle of Kępa Oksywska concludes, with Polish losses reaching roughly 14% of all the forces engaged.
1916
World War I: During the East African Campaign, colonial forces of the Belgian Congo (Force Publique) under the command of Charles Tombeur capture the town of Tabora after heavy fighting.
1893
In New Zealand, the Electoral Act of 1893 is consented to by the governor, giving all women in New Zealand the right to vote.
1881
U.S. President James A. Garfield dies of wounds suffered in a July 2 shooting. Vice President Chester A. Arthur becomes President upon Garfield's death.
1870
Franco-Prussian War: The siege of Paris begins. The city will hold out for over four months before surrendering.
1868
La Gloriosa begins in Spain.
1864
American Civil War: Union troops under Philip Sheridan defeat a Confederate force commanded by Jubal Early. With over 50,000 troops engaged, it was the largest battle fought in the Shenandoah Valley.
1863
American Civil War: The first day of the Battle of Chickamauga, in northwestern Georgia, the bloodiest two-day battle of the conflict, and the only significant Confederate victory in the war's Western Theater.
1862
American Civil War: Union troops under William Rosecrans defeat a Confederate force commanded by Sterling Price.
1852
Annibale de Gasparis discovers the asteroid Massalia from the north dome of the Astronomical Observatory of Capodimonte.
1846
Two French shepherd children, Mélanie Calvat and Maximin Giraud, experience a Marian apparition on a mountaintop near La Salette, France, now known as Our Lady of La Salette.
1799
French Revolutionary Wars: French-Dutch victory against the Russians and British in the Battle of Bergen.
1796
George Washington's Farewell Address is printed across America as an open letter to the public.
1778
The Continental Congress passes the first United States federal budget.
1777
American Revolutionary War: British forces win a tactically expensive victory over the Continental Army in the First Battle of Saratoga.
1676
Jamestown is burned to the ground by the forces of Nathaniel Bacon during Bacon's Rebellion.
1356
Battle of Poitiers: An English army under the command of Edward, the Black Prince defeats a French army and captures King John II.
634
Siege of Damascus: The Rashidun Arabs under Khalid ibn al-Walid capture Damascus from the Byzantine Empire.
335
Flavius Dalmatius is raised to the rank of Caesar by his uncle, Constantine the Great.

Births On This Day

1996
Dejounte Murray, American basketball player
1996
Ugly God, American rapper
1994
Alex Etel, English actor
1992
Jiro Kuroshio, Japanese wrestler
1992
Diego Antonio Reyes, Mexican footballer
1990
Saki Fukuda, Japanese actress and singer
1990
Savvas Gentsoglou, Greek footballer
1990
Evgeny Novikov, Russian race car driver
1990
Kieran Trippier, English footballer
1989
Tyreke Evans, American basketball player
1989
George Springer, American baseball player
1988
Kenny Britt, American football player
1987
Carlos Quintero, Colombian footballer
1987
Danielle Panabaker, American actress
1986
Leon Best, English footballer
1986
Ryan Succop, American football player
1986
Peter Vack, American actor
1985
Gio González, American baseball player
1985
Alun Wyn Jones, Welsh rugby player
1985
Chase Rice, American singer-songwriter
1985
Renee Young, Canadian journalist
1985
Song Joong-ki, South Korean actor
1984
Eva Marie, American wrestler
1984
Ángel Reyna, Mexican footballer
1984
Danny Valencia, American baseball player
1984
Kevin Zegers, Canadian actor
1983
Joey Devine, American baseball player
1983
Charlie Haeger, American baseball player
1982
Shaun Barker, English footballer
1982
Eduardo Carvalho, Portuguese footballer
1982
Eleni Daniilidou, Greek tennis player
1982
Jordan Parise, American ice hockey player
1981
Damiano Cunego, Italian cyclist
1981
Rick DiPietro, American ice hockey player
1981
Rika Fujiwara, Japanese tennis player
1980
James Ellison, English motorcycle racer
1980
Sara Quin, Canadian singer-songwriter and musician
1980
Tegan Quin, Canadian singer-songwriter and musician
1980
Dimitri Yachvili, French rugby player
1978
Nick Johnson, American baseball player
1978
Jorge López Montaña, Spanish footballer
1978
Nigel Mitchell, English radio and television host
1977
Poon Yiu Cheuk, Hong Kong footballer and coach
1977
Aakash Chopra, Indian cricketer
1977
Ryan Dusick, American musician (Maroon 5) and record producer
1977
Tommaso Rocchi, Italian footballer
1977
Mike Smith, American baseball player
1977
Emil Sutovsky, Israeli chess player
1976
Raja Bell, American basketball player
1976
Jay Electronica, American rapper and producer
1976
Jan Hlaváč, Czech ice hockey player
1976
Alison Sweeney, American actress and television host
1976
Sergey Tsinkevich, Belarusian footballer and referee
1975
Marcus Dunstan, American director and screenwriter
1974
Jimmy Fallon, American comedian and talk show host
1973
Nick Colgan, Irish footballer and coach
1973
Cristiano da Matta, Brazilian race car driver
1973
David Zepeda, Mexican actor, model and singer
1973
Javier Duarte, Mexican politician
1972
Matt Cockbain, Australian rugby player and coach
1972
Ryan Girdler, Australian rugby league player
1972
N. K. Jemisin, American writer
1972
Ashot Nadanian, Armenian chess player and coach
1971
Sanaa Lathan, American actress
1971
Mike Sadlo, German footballer and manager
1970
Dan Bylsma, American ice hockey player and coach
1970
Gilbert Dionne, Canadian ice hockey player
1970
Antoine Hey, German footballer and manager
1970
Victor Williams, American actor
1969
Candy Dulfer, Dutch saxophonist
1969
Jacek Frąckiewicz, Polish footballer
1969
Alkinoos Ioannidis, Cypriot singer-songwriter and guitarist
1969
Michael Symon, American chef and author
1969
Kostya Tszyu, Russian-Australian boxer
1969
Tapio Wilska, Finnish singer-songwriter
1968
Jimmy Bower, American drummer and songwriter
1968
Monica Crowley, American talk show host and author
1967
Jim Abbott, American baseball player
1967
Aleksandr Karelin, Russian wrestler and politician
1966
Soledad O'Brien, American journalist and producer
1966
Yoshihiro Takayama, Japanese wrestler and mixed martial artist
1965
Andrew Leeds, Australian rugby player and coach
1965
Tim Scott, American politician
1965
Sunita Williams, American captain, pilot, and astronaut
1964
Patrick Marber, English actor, director, and screenwriter
1964
Daniel Wincott, British political scientist
1964
Trisha Yearwood, American singer-songwriter and actress
1963
Jarvis Cocker, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
1963
David Seaman, English footballer
1963
Urmas Tartes, Estonian biologist and photographer
1962
Cheri Oteri, American actress, comedian, and screenwriter
1962
Ken Rosenthal, American sportscaster
1961
Artur Ekert, Polish-English physicist and academic
1960
Mario Batali, American chef and author
1960
Loïc Bigois, French aerodynamicist and engineer
1960
Yolanda Saldívar, American murderer
1958
Lita Ford, English-American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1958
Kevin Hooks, American actor, director, and producer
1957
Chris Roupas, American basketball player
1955
Richard Burmer, American composer and engineer (d. 2006)
1955
Rex Smith, American actor and singer
1954
Adam Phillips, Welsh psychotherapist and author
1954
Eleni Vitali, Greek singer-songwriter
1953
Wayne Clark, Australian cricketer
1953
Sarana VerLin, American singer-songwriter and violinist
1952
Rhys Chatham, American trumpet player, guitarist, and composer
1952
Bernard de Dryver, Belgian race car driver
1952
Henry Kaiser, American guitarist and composer
1952
Nile Rodgers, American guitarist, songwriter, and producer
1952
George Warrington, American businessman (d. 2007)
1951
Daniel Lanois, Canadian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1950
Joan Lunden, American television journalist, anchor, and author
1950
Michael Proctor, English physicist, mathematician, and academic
1949
Twiggy, English model, actress, and singer
1949
Ringo Mendoza, Mexican wrestler
1949
Barry Scheck, American lawyer, co-founded the Innocence Project
1948
Mykhaylo Fomenko, Ukrainian footballer and manager
1948
Jeremy Irons, English actor
1947
Henry Bromell, American novelist and screenwriter (d. 2013)
1947
Thomas H. Cook, American author and academic
1947
Lol Creme, English musician, songwriter, and music video director
1947
Brian Hill, American basketball player and coach
1947
Tanith Lee, English author (d. 2015)
1946
Gerald Brisco, American wrestler
1946
Brian Henton, English race car driver
1945
Kate Adie, English journalist and author
1945
David Bromberg, American multi-instrumentalist, singer, and songwriter
1945
Randolph Mantooth, American actor
1944
Anders Björck, Swedish politician, 25th Swedish Minister of Defence
1944
Edmund Joensen, Faroese politician, 9th Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands
1944
İsmet Özel, Turkish poet and scholar
1943
André Boudrias, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1943
Joe Morgan, American baseball player and sportscaster
1943
Indrek Toome, Estonian businessman and politician
1942
Freda Payne, American singer and actress
1941
Umberto Bossi, Italian politician
1941
Cass Elliot, American singer (d. 1974)
1941
Jim Fox, English pentathlete
1941
Mariangela Melato, Italian actress (d. 2013)
1940
Bill Medley, American singer-songwriter
1940
Zandra Rhodes, English fashion designer, founded the Fashion and Textile Museum
1940
Sylvia Tyson, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist
1940
Ed Westfall, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster
1940
Paul Williams, American singer-songwriter and actor
1939
Bruce Bastin, English musicologist and author
1939
Louise Botting, English journalist and author
1939
Carl Schultz, Hungarian-Australian director, producer, and screenwriter
1939
Moshe Weinberg, Israeli wrestling coach (d. 1972)
1937
Abner Haynes, American football player
1936
Martin Fay, Irish fiddler (d. 2012)
1936
Milan Marcetta, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2014)
1936
Al Oerter, American discus thrower (d. 2007)
1935
Benjamin Thurman Hacker, American admiral (d. 2003)
1934
Brian Epstein, English talent manager (d. 1967)
1934
Austin Mitchell, English academic and politician
1933
Gilles Archambault, Canadian journalist and author
1933
David McCallum, Scottish actor
1932
Mike Royko, American journalist and author (d. 1997)
1932
Stefanie Zweig, German journalist and author (d. 2014)
1931
Brook Benton, American pop/R&B/rock & roll singer-songwriter (d. 1988)
1931
Derek Gardner, English engineer (d. 2011)
1930
Muhal Richard Abrams, American pianist, composer, and educator (d. 2017)
1930
Bettye Lane, American photographer and journalist (d. 2012)
1930
Antonio Margheriti, Italian director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2002)
1929
Marge Roukema, American educator and politician (d. 2014)
1928
Adam West, American actor and businessman (d. 2017)
1927
Helen Carter, American singer (d. 1998)
1927
Rosemary Harris, English actress
1927
William Hickey, American actor (d. 1997)
1927
Nick Massi, American singer and bass player (The Four Seasons) (d. 2000)
1926
Masatoshi Koshiba, Japanese physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
1926
James Lipton, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
1926
Duke Snider, American baseball player and sportscaster (d. 2011)
1925
Pete Murray, English radio and television host
1925
W. Reece Smith, Jr., American lawyer and academic (d. 2013)
1924
Vern Benson, American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 2014)
1924
Don Harron, Canadian actor and screenwriter (d. 2015)
1922
Damon Knight, American author and critic (d. 2002)
1922
Willie Pep, American boxer and referee (d. 2006)
1922
Emil Zátopek, Czech runner (d. 2000)
1921
Paulo Freire, Brazilian philosopher, theorist, and academic (d. 1997)
1921
Billy Ward, American R&B singer-songwriter (d. 2002)
1920
Roger Angell, American journalist and author
1919
Roger Grenier, French journalist and author (d. 2017)
1919
Amalia Hernández, Mexican choreographer and dancer (d. 2000)
1918
Pablita Velarde, Santa Clara Pueblo (Native American) painter (d. 2006)
1915
Germán Valdés, Mexican actor, singer, and producer (d. 1973)
1913
Frances Farmer, American actress (d. 1970)
1913
Helen Ward, American singer (d. 1998)
1912
Reuben David, Indian veterinarian and zoo founder (d. 1989)
1912
Kurt Sanderling, Polish-German conductor (d. 2011)
1911
William Golding, British novelist, playwright, and poet, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1993)
1910
Margaret Lindsay, American actress (d. 1981)
1910
Arturo M. Tolentino, Filipino diplomat and politician (d. 2004)
1909
Ferdinand Porsche, Austrian engineer and businessman (d. 1998)
1908
Paul Bénichou, French historian, author, and critic (d. 2001)
1908
Robert Lecourt, French lawyer, judge, and politician, Lord Chancellor of France (d. 2004)
1908
Tatsuo Shimabuku, Japanese martial artist, founded Isshin-ryū (d. 1975)
1907
Lewis F. Powell, Jr., American lawyer and jurist (d. 1998)
1905
Leon Jaworski, American lawyer, co-founded Fulbright & Jaworski (d. 1982)
1900
Ricardo Cortez, American actor (d. 1977)
1898
Giuseppe Saragat, Italian lawyer and politician, 5th President of Italy (d. 1988)
1894
Rachel Field, American author and poet (d. 1942)
1889
Sarah Louise Delany, American physician and author (d. 1999)
1888
James Waddell Alexander II, American mathematician and topologist (d. 1971)
1888
Porter Hall, American actor (d. 1953)
1887
Lovie Austin, American pianist, composer, and bandleader (d. 1972)
1887
Lynne Overman, American actor and singer (d. 1943)
1883
Mabel Vernon, American educator and activist (d. 1975)
1882
Christopher Stone, English radio host (d. 1965)
1871
Frederick Ruple, Swiss-American painter (d. 1938)
1869
Ben Turpin, American comedian and actor (d. 1940)
1867
Arthur Rackham, English illustrator (d. 1939)
1865
Frank Eugene, American-German photographer (d. 1936)
1856
Arthur Morgan, Australian politician, 16th Premier of Queensland (d. 1916)
1828
Fridolin Anderwert, Swiss judge and politician, President of the Swiss National Council (d. 1880)
1824
William Sellers, American engineer, inventor, and businessperson (d. 1824)
1811
Orson Pratt, American mathematician and religious leader (d. 1881)
1803
Maria Anna of Savoy (d. 1884)
1802
Lajos Kossuth, Hungarian journalist, lawyer, and politician, Governor-President of Hungary (d. 1894)
1796
Hartley Coleridge, English poet and author (d. 1849)
1778
Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux, Scottish lawyer and politician, Lord Chancellor of Great Britain (d. 1868)
1774
Giuseppe Caspar Mezzofanti, Italian cardinal and linguist (d. 1849)
1759
William Kirby, English priest and entomologist (d. 1850)
1754
John Ross Key, American lieutenant, lawyer, and judge (d. 1821)
1749
Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre, French mathematician and astronomer (d. 1822)
1721
William Robertson, Scottish historian (d. 1793)
1662
Jean-Paul Bignon, French priest and man of letters (d. 1743)
1638
Isaac Milles, English minister (d. 1720)
1608
Alfonso Litta, Roman Catholic cardinal and archbishop (d. 1679)
1560
Thomas Cavendish, English naval explorer, led the third expedition to circumnavigate the globe (d. 1592)
1551
Henry III of France (d. 1589)
1477
Ferrante d'Este, Ferrarese nobleman and condottiero (d. 1540)
1426
Maria of Cleves, French noble (d. 1487)
1377
Albert IV, Duke of Austria (d. 1404)
931
Mu Zong, emperor of the Liao Dynasty (d. 969)
866
Leo VI the Wise, Byzantine emperor (d. 912)
AD 86
Antoninus Pius, Roman emperor (d. 161)

Deaths On This Day

2018
Denis Norden, English actor, screenwriter, and television host (b. 1922)
2018
Arthur Mitchell, American ballet dancer & choreographer (b.1934)
2018
Bernard Bunny Carr, Irish TV presenter (b.1927)
2015
Jackie Collins, English novelist (b. 1937)
2015
Todd Ewen, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1966)
2015
Masajuro Shiokawa, Japanese economist and politician, 63rd Japanese Minister of Finance (b. 1921)
2014
Audrey Long, American actress (b. 1922)
2013
Robert Barnard, English author and critic (b. 1936)
2013
John Reger, American football player (b. 1931)
2013
William Ungar, Polish-American author and philanthropist, founded the National Envelope Corporation (b. 1913)
2013
John D. Vanderhoof, American banker and politician, 37th Governor of Colorado (b. 1922)
2013
Hiroshi Yamauchi, Japanese businessman (b. 1927)
2012
Rino Ferrario, Italian footballer (b. 1926)
2012
Cecil Gordon, American race car driver (b. 1941)
2012
Bettye Lane, American photographer and journalist (b. 1930)
2012
Itamar Singer, Romanian-Israeli historian and author (b. 1946)
2011
Thomas Capano, American lawyer and politician (b. 1949)
2011
Dolores Hope, American singer (b. 1909)
2011
George Cadle Price, 1st Prime Minister of Belize (b. 1919)
2009
Milton Meltzer, American historian and author (b. 1915)
2009
Eduard Zimmermann, German journalist (b. 1929)
2008
Earl Palmer, American rhythm and blues drummer (b. 1924)
2006
Elizabeth Allen, American actress (b. 1929)
2006
Danny Flores, American singer-songwriter and saxophonist (b. 1929)
2006
Martha Holmes, American photographer and journalist (b. 1923)
2006
Roy Schuiten, Dutch cyclist and manager (b. 1950)
2004
Eddie Adams, American photographer and journalist (b. 1933)
2004
Skeeter Davis, American singer-songwriter (b. 1931)
2004
Damayanti Joshi, Indian dancer and choreographer (b. 1928)
2004
Ellis Marsalis, Sr., American businessman and activist (b. 1908)
2003
Slim Dusty, Australian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (b. 1927)
2002
Robert Guéï, Ivorian politician, 3rd President of Côte d'Ivoire (b. 1941)
2001
Rhys Jones, Welsh-Australian archaeologist and academic (b. 1941)
2000
Ann Doran, American actress (b. 1911)
1998
Patricia Hayes, English actress (b. 1909)
1995
Orville Redenbacher, American businessman, founded his own eponymous brand (b. 1907)
1992
Jacques Pic, French chef (b. 1932)
1990
Hermes Pan, American dancer and choreographer (b. 1910)
1989
Willie Steele, American long jumper (b. 1923)
1987
Einar Gerhardsen, Norwegian civil servant and politician, 1st Prime Minister of Norway (b. 1897)
1985
Italo Calvino, Italian novelist, short story writer, and journalist (b. 1923)
1978
Étienne Gilson, French historian and philosopher (b. 1884)
1975
Pamela Brown, English actress (b. 1917)
1973
Gram Parsons, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1946)
1972
Robert Casadesus, French pianist and composer (b. 1899)
1968
Chester Carlson, American physicist and lawyer (b. 1906)
1968
Red Foley, American singer-songwriter and actor (b. 1910)
1967
Zinaida Serebriakova, Ukrainian-French painter (b. 1884)
1965
Lionel Terray, French mountaineer (b. 1921)
1955
John D. Dingell, Sr., American journalist and politician (b. 1894)
1949
George Shiels, Irish-Canadian playwright (b. 1886)
1949
Nikos Skalkottas, Greek violinist and composer (b. 1901)
1944
Guy Gibson, Indian-English commander, Victoria Cross recipient (b. 1918)
1942
Condé Montrose Nast, American publisher, founded Condé Nast Publications (b. 1873)
1936
Vishnu Narayan Bhatkhande, Indian singer and musicologist (b. 1860)
1935
Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, Russian scientist and engineer (b. 1857)
1927
Michael Ancher, Danish painter (b. 1849)
1924
Alick Bannerman, Australian cricketer and coach (b. 1854)
1906
Maria Georgina Grey, English educator, founded the Girls' Day School Trust (b. 1816)
1905
Thomas John Barnardo, Irish-English philanthropist (b. 1845)
1902
Masaoka Shiki, Japanese poet, author, and critic (b. 1867)
1893
Alexander Tilloch Galt, English-Canadian politician, 1st Canadian Minister of Finance (b. 1817)
1881
James A. Garfield, American general, lawyer, and politician, and the 20th President of the United States (b. 1831)
1873
Robert Mackenzie, English-Australian politician, 3rd Premier of Queensland (b. 1811)
1868
William Sprague, American minister and politician (b. 1809)
1863
Hans Christian Heg, Norwegian-American colonel and politician (b. 1829)
1843
Gaspard-Gustave de Coriolis, French mathematician, physicist, and engineer (b. 1792)
1812
Mayer Amschel Rothschild, German banker (b. 1744)
1710
Ole Rømer, Danish astronomer and instrument maker (b. 1644)
1692
Giles Corey, American farmer and accused wizard (b. c. 1612)
1668
William Waller, English general and politician (b. 1597)
1605
Edward Lewknor, English politician (b. 1542)
1589
Jean-Antoine de Baïf, French poet (b. 1532)
1580
Catherine Brandon, Duchess of Suffolk, English noblewoman (b. 1519)
1356
Peter I, Duke of Bourbon (b. 1311)
1356
Walter VI, Count of Brienne (b. 1304)
1339
Emperor Go-Daigo of Japan (b. 1288)
1147
Igor II of Kiev
1123
Emperor Taizu of Jin (b. 1068)
979
Gotofredo I, archbishop of Milan
961
Helena Lekapene, Byzantine empress
690
Theodore of Tarsus, English archbishop and saint (b. 602)
656
Pope Martin I
643
Goeric of Metz, Frankish bishop and saint