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On This Day in History:  September 22

September 22 is the 265th day of the year (266th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 100 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2017
Illinois Lottery awards management contract to Camelot. Ending a years-long process of replacing its current management company, the Illinois Lottery today awarded its private management contract to Camelot Illinois, LLC — essentially the same company that operates the United Kingdom's lottery.
2016
Massachusetts woman arrested for alleged lottery scam. A Massachusetts woman was arrested Tuesday for allegedly trying to bilk an 82-year-old man from New Jersey out of more than $6,000 in a lottery scheme.
2015
Lottery ticket printer grants rare peek at operations. Pollard, one of three biggest instant lottery ticket printers in the world, celebrated with speeches — and a rare peek at its production facility.
2014
$111 million EuroMillions jackpot won in Ireland. The hunt is on for Ireland's latest lottery millionaire after one winner hit the jackpot in the multi-country Euro Millions lottery game.
2013
Western Canada Lottery glitch causes ticket errors. The Western Canadian Lottery Corporation (WCLC) is advising customers to recheck their tickets following a system problem.
2013
Illinois Lottery kicks off new 'Hit or Miss' game. After a string of game changes and new games that stretches back a year to when the My3 game was introduced, the Illinois Lottery revealed its latest new game: Hit or Miss.
2009
Record Maryland Lottery Multi-Match jackpot won. There was one big winner in Saturday night's Multi-Match drawing from the Maryland Lottery, ending the months-long jackpot-roll that grew to a record-breaking $4.8 million top prize.
2007
Massachusetts lottery causes may have historical precidence. Massachusetts Governor Patrick's proposed spending plans for lottery revenues harkens back to historical building projects funded by lotteries.
2007
Man finds $50,000 lottery ticket, returns it to owner. A deli owner in Newington found a winning lottery ticket in the trash and returned it to his customer.
2006
Trial in N.C. lottery fraud case begins. Federal prosecutors said Thursday that former N.C. lottery commissioner Kevin Geddings spent 60 telltale days last year working for a lottery company, holding a state lottery post and deceiving the public.
2006
Woman sentenced to life in prison for slaying of lottery winner. A 23-year-old woman has been convicted of helping kidnap her lottery-winning brother-in-law and then executing the man, who was also her lover, with a shot to the head.
2006
Another Gamble for Online Betting. Two recent arrests of online-gambling executives in the U.S. are drawing attention to a spirited but so far unsuccessful effort in Washington to clarify the legal status of Internet gambling and resolve the political and legal issues of regulating it.
2006
By hook or by crook: lawmakers relentless on taking away online rights. Congressional leaders are trying to forge a compromise that would allow them to push through legislation banning most forms of Internet gambling, aides said on Thursday.
2005
Mega Millions lottery winner to be revealed Friday. The winner of last week's $258 million Mega Millions lottery jackpot will be revealed tomorrow in an 11:30 am news conference.
2005
GTECH makes political donation days after gambling contract awarded. Six days after winning a state contract, the company Pennsylvania chose to run its computer system for slot machines gave $50,000 to a national nonprofit that raises money for Democratic governors -- including Gov. Ed Rendell, the group's finance chair.
2005
Powerball Jackpot Grows to $126 Million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Wednesday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $126 million, with a cash option of $62.2 million.
2005
Mass. shop's lottery sales earn visit from State Treasurer. A few weeks ago, the staff of The News Shop in Winchester, Massacusetts, was personally thanked by State Treasurer Tim Cahill for helping to provide revenues for not just Winchester, but the 350 other cities and towns in the commonwealth as well.
2005
Michigan lottery profits at record levels, thanks to Club Keno. The 2-year-old Club Keno lottery game has bumped Michigan Lottery revenues over $2 billion mark for the first time in its 33 years.
2004
$75 Million: Mega Millions Lottery Jackpot on the Rise. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery grew to $75 million Wednesday.
2004
GTech Profits Up. GTech Holdings Corp., the world's largest lottery systems operator, on Tuesday said quarterly earnings rose on new contracts, acquisitions and strong sales of its products.
2004
Record Powerball lottery winner's house burglarized. Three men burglarized the home of Jack Whittaker, winner of the biggest lottery jackpot in U.S. history, as an acquaintance of Whittaker's lay dead inside, police said Tuesday.
2003
NJ Changes Cash 5 Game. The New Jersey State Lottery announced improvements to its Jersey Cash 5 game, starting with the September 15 drawing, that are designed to produce higher jackpots and more player excitement.
2003
Powerball Jackpot Grows to $50 Million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Saturday's drawing the Powerball multi-state jackpot grew to an estimated $50 million, with a cash option of $26.5 million.
2003
Jacksonville ticket wins $11 million Florida Lotto. One ticket matched all six Florida Lotto numbers to win a jackpot of $11 million, lottery officials said Saturday.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$303 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 25, 2018
2.$235 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 23, 2015
3.$228.5 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 24, 2014
4.$227 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 24, 2019
5.€190 Million
US$209.08 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Sep 24, 2019
6.$203 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 23, 2006
7.€130 Million
US$189.94 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Sep 26, 2008
8.€130 Million
US$183.89 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Sep 28, 2007
9.€153 Million
US$182.99 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Sep 22, 2017
10.$178 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 22, 2018
11.$176 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 24, 2008
12.$174 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 22, 2012
13.€138 Million
US$162.37 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Sep 25, 2018
14.€144.08 Million
US$161.65 Million
Draw Date
Sep 22, 2016
15.$160 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 24, 2013
16.$129 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 23, 2009
17.$126 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 24, 2005
18.$104 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 22, 2017
19.$102 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 23, 2003
20.$95 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 22, 2004
21.€65.04 Million
US$87.75 Million
Draw Date
Sep 22, 2011
22.$86 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 23, 2011
23.$83 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 23, 2014
24.$75 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 24, 2004
25.€64 Million
US$71.8 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Sep 23, 2016

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1986
Monday, Sep 22, 1986
33 years old
1976
Wednesday, Sep 22, 1976
43 years old
1971
Wednesday, Sep 22, 1971
48 years old
1970
Tuesday, Sep 22, 1970
49 years old
1970
Tuesday, Sep 22, 1970
49 years old
1967
Friday, Sep 22, 1967
52 years old
1966
Thursday, Sep 22, 1966
53 years old
1965
Wednesday, Sep 22, 1965
54 years old
1963
Sunday, Sep 22, 1963
56 years old
1954
Wednesday, Sep 22, 1954
65 years old
1953
Tuesday, Sep 22, 1953
66 years old
1951
Saturday, Sep 22, 1951
68 years old
(year not provided)
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Worldwide Events On This Day

2013
At least 75 people are killed in a suicide bombing at a Christian church in Peshawar, Pakistan.
1995
An E-3B AWACS crashes outside Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska after multiple bird strikes to two of the four engines soon after takeoff; all 24 on board are killed.
1995
The Nagerkovil school bombing is carried out by the Sri Lanka Air Force in which at least 34 die, most of them ethnic Tamil schoolchildren.
1993
A barge strikes a railroad bridge near Mobile, Alabama, causing the deadliest train wreck in Amtrak history. Forty-seven passengers are killed.
1993
A Transair Georgian Airlines Tu-154 is shot down by a missile in Sukhumi, Georgia.
1991
The Dead Sea Scrolls are made available to the public for the first time.
1980
Iraq invades Iran.
1979
A bright flash, resembling the detonation of a nuclear weapon, is observed near the Prince Edward Islands. Its cause is never determined.
1975
Sara Jane Moore tries to assassinate U.S. President Gerald Ford, but is foiled by the Secret Service.
1965
The Indo-Pakistani War of 1965 between India and Pakistan over Kashmir, ends after the United Nations calls for a ceasefire.
1960
The Sudanese Republic is renamed Mali after the withdrawal of Senegal from the Mali Federation.
1957
In Haiti, François Duvalier is elected president.
1948
Gail Halvorsen officially started parachuting candy to children as part of the Berlin Air lift.
1948
Israeli-Palestine conflict: The All-Palestine Government is established by the Arab League.
1941
The Holocaust in Ukraine: On the Jewish New Year Day, the German SS murders 6,000 Jews in Vinnytsia, Ukraine. Those are the survivors of the previous killings that took place a few days earlier in which about 24,000 Jews were executed.
1939
World War II: A joint German-Soviet military parade in Brest-Litovsk is held to celebrate the successful invasion of Poland.
1937
Spanish Civil War: Peña Blanca is taken, ending the Battle of El Mazuco.
1934
The Gresford disaster in Wales kills 266 miners and rescuers.
1927
Jack Dempsey loses the "Long Count" boxing match to Gene Tunney.
1919
The steel strike of 1919, led by the Amalgamated Association of Iron and Steel Workers, begins in Pennsylvania before spreading across the United States.
1914
A German submarine sinks three British cruisers over a seventy-minute period, killing almost 1500 sailors.
1910
The Duke of York's Picture House opens in Brighton, now the oldest continually operating cinema in Britain.
1896
Queen Victoria surpasses her grandfather King George III as the longest reigning monarch in British history.
1892
Lindal Railway Incident, providing inspiration for "The Lost Special" by A.C. Doyle and the TV serial Lost.
1888
The first issue of National Geographic Magazine is published.
1885
Lord Randolph Churchill makes a speech in Ulster in opposition to the Irish Home Rule movement.
1866
The Battle of Curupayty is Paraguay's only significant victory in the Paraguayan War.
1862
A preliminary version of the Emancipation Proclamation is released by Abraham Lincoln.
1857
The Russian warship Lefort capsizes and sinks during a storm in the Gulf of Finland, killing all 826 aboard.
1823
Joseph Smith finds the golden plates after being directed by God through the Angel Moroni to the place where they were buried.
1792
Primidi Vendémiaire of year one of the French Republican Calendar as the French First Republic comes into being.
1789
The office of United States Postmaster General is established.
1789
Battle of Rymnik: Alexander Suvorov's Russian and allied army defeats superior Ottoman Empire forces.
1776
Nathan Hale is hanged for spying during the American Revolution.
1761
George III and Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz are crowned King and Queen, respectively, of the Kingdom of Great Britain.
1711
The Tuscarora War begins in present-day North Carolina.
1692
The last hanging of those convicted of witchcraft in the Salem witch trials; others are all eventually released.
1598
English playwright Ben Jonson kills actor Gabriel Spenser in a duel and is indicted for manslaughter.
1586
The Battle of Zutphen is a Spanish victory over the English and Dutch.
1499
The Treaty of Basel concludes the Swabian War.
1236
The Samogitians defeat the Livonian Brothers of the Sword in the Battle of Saule.
904
The warlord Zhu Quanzhong kills Emperor Zhaozong, the penultimate emperor of the Tang dynasty, after seizing control of the imperial government.

Births On This Day

1994
Carlos Correa, Puerto Rican-American baseball player
1994
Chad Finchum, American racing driver
1994
Park Jin-young, South Korean singer, dancer, and actor (Got7)
1993
Yutakayama Ryota, Japanese sumo wrestler
1992
Philip Hindes, English track cyclist
1991
Kenny Bromwich, New Zealand rugby league player
1991
Joe Wardle, English rugby league player
1990
Denard Robinson, American football player
1990
Jenn Im, Korean-American fashion and beauty vlogger and fashion designer
1989
Jon Bass, American actor
1989
Kim Hyo-yeon, South Korean singer, dancer, and actress (Girls Generation)
1989
Sabine Lisicki, German tennis player
1988
Nikita Andreyev, Russian footballer
1987
Derick Brassard, Canadian ice hockey player
1987
Stefan Denifl, Austrian cyclist
1987
Tom Felton, English actor
1987
Zdravko Kuzmanović, Serbian footballer
1985
Matteo Cavagna, Italian footballer
1985
Faris Haroun, Belgian footballer
1985
Jamie Mackie, Scottish footballer
1985
Tatiana Maslany, Canadian actress
1985
Ibragim Todashev, Russian-American mixed martial artist (d. 2013)
1984
Ross Jarman, English drummer and songwriter
1984
Thiago Silva, Brazilian footballer
1983
Kyla, British singer
1983
Glenn Loovens, Dutch professional footballer
1983
Petr Tatíček, Czech professional ice hockey
1983
Tommy Thelin, Swedish footballer
1982
Domenic Cassisi, Australian footballer
1982
Billie Piper, English actress and singer
1982
Maarten Stekelenburg, Dutch footballer
1981
Alexei Ramírez, Cuban baseball player
1981
Subaru Shibutani, Japanese singer-songwriter
1981
Ingrid Vetlesen, Norwegian soprano
1980
Francesco D'Isa, Italian painter and journalist
1980
Svenja Weidemann, German tennis player
1979
Emilie Autumn, American singer-songwriter, violinist, and poet
1979
Phil Waugh, Australian rugby player
1978
Harry Kewell, Australian footballer and coach
1976
David Berkeley, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1976
Mo Collins, American football player and coach (d. 2014)
1976
Martin Solveig, French DJ, singer, songwriter and record producer
1975
Ethan Moreau, Canadian ice hockey player and scout
1974
Kostas Kaiafas, Cypriot footballer and manager
1973
Yoo Chae-yeong, South Korean singer-songwriter and actress (d. 2014)
1973
Stéfan Louw, South African tenor and producer
1973
Bob Sapp, American wrestler
1971
Elizabeth Bear, American author and poet
1971
Toomas Krõm, Estonian footballer
1971
Luther Reigns, American actor and wrestler
1970
Gladys Berejiklian, Australian politician, 45th Premier of New South Wales
1970
Mike Matheny, American baseball player and manager
1970
Mystikal, American rapper and actor
1970
Hitro Okesene, New Zealand rugby player and coach
1970
Rupert Penry-Jones, English actor
1970
Emmanuel Petit, French footballer
1969
Nicole Bradtke, Australian tennis player and sportscaster
1969
Tuomas Kantelinen, Finnish composer and conductor
1969
Sue Perkins, English comedian, actress, and radio host
1969
Matt Sharp, American singer-songwriter and bass player
1967
Matt Besser, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1967
Super Delfin, Japanese wrestler
1967
Brian Keene, American novelist
1967
Ian Mortimer, English historian and novelist
1967
Rickard Rydell, Swedish race car driver
1967
Félix Savón, Cuban boxer
1966
Ruth Jones, Welsh actress, producer, and screenwriter
1966
Mike Richter, American ice hockey player
1966
Michael Shank, American racing team owner
1965
Dan Bucatinsky, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1965
Andrii Deshchytsia, Ukrainian politician and diplomat, Ukrainian Minister of Foreign Affairs
1965
Mark Guthrie, American baseball player
1965
Robert Satcher, American physician, engineer, and astronaut
1964
Juha Turunen, Finnish lawyer and politician
1964
Ken Vandermark, American saxophonist and composer
1962
Martin Crowe, New Zealand cricketer and sportscaster (d. 2016)
1961
Vince Coleman, American baseball player
1961
Liam Fox, Scottish physician and politician, Secretary of State for Defence
1961
Bonnie Hunt, American actress, producer, and talk show host
1961
Diane Lemieux, Canadian lawyer and politician
1961
Catherine Oxenberg, American actress
1961
Michael Torke, American composer
1960
Scott Baio, American actor
1959
Tai Babilonia, American figure skater and talk show host
1959
Saul Perlmutter, American astrophysicist, astronomer, and academic, Nobel Prize Laureate
1958
Andrea Bocelli, Italian singer-songwriter and producer
1958
Beth Catlin, American Autistic savant
1958
Neil Cavuto, American journalist and author
1958
Joan Jett, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actress
1957
Steve Carney, English footballer (d. 2013)
1957
Nick Cave, Australian singer-songwriter, author, and actor
1957
Johnette Napolitano, American singer-songwriter and bass player (Concrete Blonde)
1957
Giuseppe Saronni, Italian cyclist and manager
1956
Debby Boone, American singer, actress, and author
1956
Doug Wimbish, American singer-songwriter and bass player
1956
Ibrahim Shema, Nigerian lawyer, politician
1955
Jeffrey Leonard, American baseball player and coach
1953
Richard Fairbrass, English singer-songwriter, musician and producer (Right Said Fred)
1953
Ségolène Royal, French politician
1952
Bob Goodlatte, American lawyer and politician
1952
Sukhumbhand Paribatra, Thai political scientist and politician, 15th Governor of Bangkok
1952
Américo Rocca, Mexican wrestler
1952
Gloria Borger, American journalist
1951
David Coverdale, English singer-songwriter
1951
Mike Graham, American wrestler and promoter (d. 2012)
1951
Doug Somers, American wrestler (d. 2017)
1949
James Cartwright, American general
1949
Jim McGinty, Australian lawyer and politician, Attorney-General of Western Australia
1948
Denis Burke, Australian soldier and politician, 6th Chief Minister of the Northern Territory
1948
Mark Phillips, English equestrian, trainer, and journalist
1947
Jo Beverley, English-Canadian author
1947
David Drewry, English glaciologist and geophysicist
1947
Norma McCorvey, American activist (d. 2017)
1947
Robert Morace, American author and academic
1946
King Sunny Adé, Nigerian singer-songwriter and guitarist
1946
Larry Dierker, American baseball player and manager
1944
Brian Gibson, English director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2004)
1943
Toni Basil, American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress
1943
Barry Cable, Australian footballer and coach
1943
Paul Hoffert, American keyboard player, composer, and academic
1942
Ole Anderson, American wrestler
1942
Candida Lycett Green, Anglo-Irish journalist and author (d. 2014)
1942
Rubén Salazar Gómez, Colombian cardinal
1942
David Stern, American lawyer and businessman
1941
Jeremiah Wright, American pastor and theologian
1940
Anna Karina, Danish-French actress, director, and screenwriter
1939
Bogdan Baltazar, Romanian economist and engineer (d. 2012)
1939
Deborah Lavin, South African-English historian and academic
1939
Gilbert E. Patterson, American bishop (d. 2007)
1939
Junko Tabei, Japanese mountaineer (d. 2016)
1938
Gene Mingo, American football player
1937
Don Rutherford, English rugby player (d. 2016)
1936
Maurice Evans, English footballer and manager (d. 2000)
1934
Jack McGregor, American captain, lawyer, and politician
1934
Lute Olson, American basketball player and coach
1934
T. Somasekaram, Sri Lankan geographer and politician, 37th Surveyor General of Sri Lanka (d. 2010)
1933
Leonardo Balada, Spanish-American composer and educator
1933
T. Cullen Davis, American businessman
1933
Carmelo Simeone, Italian-Argentinian footballer (d. 2014)
1933
Jesco von Puttkamer, German-American engineer (d. 2012)
1932
Algirdas Brazauskas, Lithuanian politician, 2nd President of Lithuania (d. 2010)
1932
Ingemar Johansson, Swedish boxer (d. 2009)
1931
Fay Weldon, English author and playwright
1931
George Younger, 4th Viscount Younger of Leckie, Scottish banker and politician, Secretary of State for Defence (d. 2003)
1930
Joni James, American singer
1930
T. S. Sinnathuray, Judge of the High Court of Singapore (d. 2016)
1929
Serge Garant, Canadian composer and conductor (d. 1986)
1929
Carlo Ubbiali, Italian motorcycle racer
1928
Eric Broadley, English engineer and businessman, founded Lola Cars (d. 2017)
1928
James Lawson, American activist, author, and academic
1928
Eugene Roche, American actor (d. 2004)
1928
Johnny Valentine, American wrestler (d. 2001)
1927
Gordon Astall, English footballer and coach
1927
Tommy Lasorda, American baseball player, coach, and manager
1926
Bill Smith, American clarinet player and composer
1925
Virginia Capers, American actress and singer (d. 2004)
1925
Leila Hadley, American author (d. 2009)
1924
Bernard Gauthier, French cyclist (d. 2018)
1924
Charles Keeping, English author and illustrator (d. 1988)
1924
Rosamunde Pilcher, English author
1924
Charles Waterhouse, American painter, sculptor, and illustrator (d. 2013)
1924
J. William Middendorf, American soldier and politician, 14th United States Secretary of the Navy
1924
Ray Wetzel, American trumpet player and composer (d. 1951)
1923
Dannie Abse, Welsh physician, poet, and author (d. 2014)
1922
David Sive, American environmentalist and lawyer (d. 2014)
1921
Will Elder, Jewish-American illustrator (d. 2008)
1920
Eric Baker, English activist, co-founded Amnesty International (d. 1976)
1920
Anders Lassen, Danish-English soldier, Victoria Cross recipient (d. 1945)
1920
Bob Lemon, American baseball player and manager (d. 2000)
1920
William H. Riker, American political scientist and academic (d. 1993)
1918
Hans Scholl, German activist (d. 1943)
1918
Henryk Szeryng, Mexican violinist and educator (d. 1988)
1915
Grigory Frid, Russian pianist and composer (d. 2012)
1913
Lillian Chestney, American painter and illustrator (d. 2000)
1912
Herbert Mataré, German physicist and academic (d. 2011)
1912
Martha Scott, American actress (d. 2003)
1910
György Faludy, Hungarian poet and author (d. 2006)
1910
Hidekichi Miyazaki, Japanese masters athlete and centenarian (d. 2019)
1909
John Engstead, American photographer and journalist (d. 1983)
1908
Esphyr Slobodkina, Russian-American author and illustrator (d. 2002)
1907
Maurice Blanchot, French philosopher and author (d. 2003)
1907
Philip Fotheringham-Parker, English race car driver (d. 1981)
1907
Hermann Schlichting, German engineer and academic (d. 1982)
1905
Haakon Lie, Norwegian lawyer and politician (d. 2009)
1905
Eugen Sänger, Czech-Austrian engineer (d. 1964)
1902
John Houseman, Romanian-American actor and producer (d. 1988)
1901
Nadezhda Alliluyeva, second wife of Joseph Stalin (d. 1932)
1901
Charles Brenton Huggins, Canadian-American physician and physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1997)
1900
Paul Hugh Emmett, American chemist and engineer (d. 1985)
1900
William Spratling, American-Mexican silversmith and educator (d. 1967)
1899
Elsie Allen, Native American Pomo basket weaver (d. 1990)
1896
Uri Zvi Greenberg, Ukrainian-Israeli poet and journalist (d. 1981)
1896
Henry Segrave, American-English race car driver (d. 1930)
1895
Paul Muni, Ukrainian-born American actor (d. 1967)
1894
Elisabeth Rethberg, German soprano (d. 1976)
1892
Billy West, American actor, director, and producer (d. 1975)
1891
Alma Thomas, American painter and educator (d. 1978)
1889
Hooks Dauss, American baseball player (d. 1963)
1887
Bhaurao Patil, Indian educator and activist (d. 1959)
1885
Gunnar Asplund, Swedish architect and academic, designed the Stockholm Public Library (d. 1940)
1885
Ben Chifley, Australian engineer and politician, 16th Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1951)
1885
Erich von Stroheim, Austrian-American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1957)
1883
Ferenc Oslay, Hungarian-Slovene historian and author (d. 1932)
1883
Frank George Woollard, English engineer (d. 1957)
1882
Wilhelm Keitel, German field marshal (d. 1946)
1880
Christabel Pankhurst, English activist, co-founded the Women's Social and Political Union (d. 1958)
1878
Shigeru Yoshida, Japanese politician and diplomat, 51st Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1967)
1876
André Tardieu, French journalist and politician, 67th Prime Minister of France (d. 1945)
1875
Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis, Lithuanian painter and composer (d. 1911)
1870
Charlotte Cooper, English-Scottish tennis player (d. 1966)
1870
Arthur Pryor, American trombonist, composer, and bandleader (d. 1942)
1868
Louise McKinney, Canadian educator and politician (d. 1931)
1862
Anastasios Charalambis, Greek lieutenant and politician, Prime Minister of Greece (d. 1949)
1841
Andrejs Pumpurs, Latvian soldier and poet (d. 1902)
1835
Alexander Potebnja, Ukrainian linguist and philosopher (d. 1891)
1833
Stephen D. Lee, American general and academic (d. 1908)
1829
Tự Đức, Vietnamese emperor (d. 1883)
1819
Wilhelm Wattenbach, German historian and academic (d. 1897)
1791
Michael Faraday, English physicist and chemist (d. 1867)
1788
Theodore Hook, English composer and educator (d. 1841)
1765
Paolo Ruffini, Italian mathematician and philosopher (d. 1822)
1762
Elizabeth Simcoe, English-Canadian painter and author (d. 1850)
1743
Quintin Craufurd, Scottish author (d. 1819)
1741
Peter Simon Pallas, German zoologist and botanist (d. 1811)
1715
Jean-Étienne Guettard, French mineralogist and botanist (d. 1786)
1694
Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield, English politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (d. 1773)
1680
Barthold Heinrich Brockes, German poet (d. 1747)
1606
Li Zicheng, Chinese emperor (d. 1645)
1601
Anne of Austria (d. 1666)
1593
Matthäus Merian, Swiss-German engraver and cartographer (d. 1650)
1552
Tsar Vasili IV of Russia (d. 1612)
1547
Philipp Nicodemus Frischlin, German philologist, mathematician, astronomer, and poet (d. 1590)
1515
Anne of Cleves (d. 1557)
1373
Thomas le Despenser, 1st Earl of Gloucester (d. 1400)
1211
Ibn Khallikan, Iraqi scholar and judge (d. 1282)
1013
Richeza of Poland, Queen of Hungary (d. 1075)

Deaths On This Day

2018
Chas Hodges, English musician and singer (b.1943)
2018
Edna Molewa, South African politician (b. 1957)
2018
Mike Labinjo, Canadian professional gridiron football player (b.1980)
2015
Yogi Berra, American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1925)
2015
Joe LeSage, American lawyer and politician (b. 1928)
2015
James David Santini, American lawyer and politician (b. 1937)
2015
Richard G. Scott, American engineer and religious leader (b. 1928)
2015
Phyllis Tickle, American author and academic (b. 1934)
2014
Fernando Cabrita, Portuguese footballer and manager (b. 1923)
2014
Sahana Pradhan, Nepalese politician, Nepalese Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1927)
2014
Erik van der Wurff, Dutch pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1945)
2014
Hans E. Wallman, Swedish director, producer, and composer (b. 1936)
2013
Gary Brandner, American author and screenwriter (b. 1930)
2013
Jane Connell, American actress and singer (b. 1925)
2013
David H. Hubel, Canadian-American neurophysiologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1926)
2013
Álvaro Mutis, Colombian-Mexican author and poet (b. 1923)
2013
Hans Erich Slany, German industrial designer, founded TEAMS Design (b. 1926)
2012
Hector Abhayavardhana, Sri Lankan theorist and academic (b. 1919)
2012
Irving Adler, American mathematician, author, and academic (b. 1913)
2012
Juan H. Cintrón García, Puerto Rican businessman and politician, 126th Mayor of Ponce (b. 1919)
2012
Grigory Frid, Russian pianist and composer (b. 1915)
2012
Jan Hendrik van den Berg, Dutch psychiatrist and academic (b. 1914)
2011
Knut Steen, Norwegian sculptor (b. 1924)
2010
Eddie Fisher, American singer (b. 1928)
2010
Vyacheslav Tsaryov, Russian footballer (b. 1971)
2009
Edward Delaney, Irish sculptor (b. 1930)
2008
Thomas Dörflein, German zookeeper (b. 1963)
2008
Petrus Schaesberg, German painter, historian, and educator (b. 1967)
2007
`Alí-Muhammad Varqá, last Hand of the Cause of God in the Bahá’í Faith (b. 1911)
2007
Marcel Marceau, French mime and actor (b. 1923)
2006
Edward Albert, American actor (b. 1951)
2006
Carla Benschop, Dutch basketball player and educator (b. 1950)
2004
Pete Schoening, American mountaineer (b. 1927)
2004
Ray Traylor Jr., American professional wrestler better-known as the Big Boss Man (b. 1963)
2003
Gordon Jump, American actor (b. 1932)
2003
Hugo Young, English journalist and author (b. 1938)
2002
Jan de Hartog, Dutch-American author and playwright (b. 1914)
2001
Isaac Stern, Polish-Ukrainian violinist and conductor (b. 1920)
2000
Saburō Sakai, Japanese lieutenant and pilot (b. 1916)
1999
George C. Scott, American actor, director, and producer (b. 1927)
1996
Ludmilla Chiriaeff, Latvian-Canadian ballerina, choreographer, and director (b. 1924)
1996
Dorothy Lamour, American actress and singer (b. 1914)
1994
Leonard Feather, English-American pianist, composer, producer, and journalist (b. 1914)
1993
Maurice Abravanel, Greek-American pianist and conductor (b. 1903)
1992
Aurelio López, Mexican baseball player (b. 1948)
1989
Ambrose Folorunsho Alli, Nigerian academic and politician (b. 1929)
1989
Irving Berlin, Russian-born American composer and songwriter (b. 1888)
1988
Rais Amrohvi, Pakistani psychoanalyst, scholar, and poet (b. 1914)
1987
Hákun Djurhuus, Faroese educator and politician, 4th Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands (b. 1908)
1987
Dan Rowan, American actor, comedian, and producer (b. 1922)
1981
Harry Warren, American composer and songwriter (b. 1893)
1979
Abul A'la Maududi, Pakistani theologian, Islamic scholar and jurist (b. 1903)
1973
Paul van Zeeland, Belgian lawyer, economist, and politician, 38th Prime Minister of Belgium (b. 1893)
1969
Adolfo López Mateos, Mexican politician, 48th President of Mexico (b. 1909)
1961
Marion Davies, American actress and comedian (b. 1897)
1957
Soemu Toyoda, Japanese admiral (b. 1885)
1956
Frederick Soddy, English chemist and economist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1877)
1952
Kaarlo Juho Ståhlberg, Finnish lawyer, judge, and politician, 1st President of Finland (b. 1865)
1935
Elliott Lewis, Australian politician, 19th Premier of Tasmania (b. 1858)
1919
Alajos Gáspár, Hungarian-Slovene author and poet (b. 1848)
1914
Alain-Fournier, French soldier and author (b. 1886)
1881
Solomon L. Spink, American lawyer and politician (b. 1831)
1873
Friedrich Frey-Herosé, Swiss lawyer and politician (b. 1801)
1872
Vladimir Dal, Russian lexicographer and linguist (b. 1801)
1852
William Tierney Clark, English engineer, designed Hammersmith Bridge (b. 1783)
1828
Shaka Zulu, Zulu chieftain and monarch of the Zulu Kingdom (b. 1787)
1777
John Bartram, American botanist and explorer (b. 1699)
1776
Nathan Hale, American soldier (b. 1755)
1774
Pope Clement XIV (b. 1705)
1756
Abu l-Hasan Ali I, ruler of Tunisia (b. 1688)
1703
Vincenzo Viviani, Italian mathematician and physicist (b. 1622)
1692
Martha Corey, American woman accused of witchcraft (b. 1620)
1662
John Biddle, English minister and theologian (b. 1615)
1607
Alessandro Allori, Italian painter and educator (b. 1535)
1576
Walter Devereux, 1st Earl of Essex (b. 1541)
1566
Johannes Agricola, German theologian and academic (b. 1494)
1554
Francisco Vázquez de Coronado, Spanish explorer (b. 1510)
1539
Guru Nanak, Sikh religious leader, founded Sikhism (b. 1469)
1531
Louise of Savoy, French regent (b. 1476)
1520
Selim I, Ottoman sultan (b. 1465)
1482
Philibert I, Duke of Savoy (b. 1465)
1457
Peter II, Duke of Brittany (b. 1418)
1408
John VII Palaiologos, Byzantine Emperor (b. 1370)
1399
Thomas de Mowbray, 1st Duke of Norfolk, English politician, Earl Marshal of The United Kingdom (b. 1366)
1345
Henry, 3rd Earl of Lancaster, English politician, Lord High Steward (b. 1281)
1253
Dōgen, Japanese monk and philosopher (b. 1200)
1174
Uchtred, Lord of Galloway (b. c. 1120)
1158
Otto of Freising, German bishop and chronicler (b. c. 1114)
1072
Ouyang Xiu, Chinese historian, poet, and politician (b. 1007)
967
Wichmann II, Frankish nobleman
904
Zhao Zong, emperor of the Tang Dynasty (b. 867)
530
Pope Felix IV
189
He Jin, Chinese general and regent (b. 135)