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On This Day in History:  September 23

September 23 is the 266th day of the year (267th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 99 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2019
Colorado Lottery launches updated Lotto game. On Sunday, the Colorado Lottery's 30 year-old Lotto game was replaced with the new-and-improved Colorado Lotto+.
2019
$80 million Powerball jackpot lottery ticket sold in Michigan. A Michigan Lottery player won Saturday night's $80 million Powerball jackpot with a ticket bought in Suttons Bay, according to the Michigan Lottery.
2016
S.C. woman claims biggest Pick 4 payout in state's history. A Florence, South Carolina, woman cashed in on the largest Pick 4 payout to a single person in S.C. lottery history.
2016
N.C. school custodian cleans up with $1 million lottery win. For Michael Owenby of Candler, North Carolina, a decision to quench his thirst turned into a $1 million lottery win.
2016
New Jersey woman feared 'heart attack' when she won top Cash4Life lottery prize. A New Jersey nurse who won a $1,000-a-day prize from the lottery said she had to call a fellow nurse to make sure she wasn't having a heart attack.
2013
$400 million S.C. Powerball winner to stay anonymous. There is a man in South Carolina who has been keeping a big secret for the past five days.
2013
Oklahoma Lottery wants ban on employee purchases lifted. The Oklahoma Lottery Commission wants to change a law that bans all of its employees from purchasing tickets to assist it with investigations.
2012
Arizona Lottery launches new game. The Arizona Lottery announced a new draw game called Weekly Winnings, which launches Saunday, Sept. 23, and offers a top prize of $1,000 per week for an entire year, taxes paid.
2011
Lost lottery ticket worth $50,000 returned to winner. A winning lottery ticket worth $50,000 that was either lost or stolen from the winner was mailed to the Tennessee Lottery offices in an envelope with no return address.
2011
Virginia Lottery drawings now streamed live on Facebook. The Virginia Lottery now is streaming its drawings live on its Facebook page, in addition to its Web site.
2010
Powerball winner breaks ground on latest gift. With great blessings can come great responsibility. Reverend Dr. Solomon Jackson, Jr. won the lottery in 2009, and he turned over the winning, and the blessings, for others.
2010
Fla. Lottery awards $20M grand prize in scratch game. The Florida Lottery last week held the grand prize drawing in the $600 million High Roller Scratch-Off game, awarding one lucky winner the $20 million grand prize.
2005
New Jersey Couple are Lottery Mega Millionaires. A married couple from Rutherford is the winner of the largest single-ticket lottery jackpot in New Jersey history.
2004
Powerball Jackpot Leaps to $110 Million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Wednesday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $110 million, with a cash option of $60.3 million.
2004
Elderly NJ man victim of lottery scam. Flimflam artists conned a 75-year-old Perth Amboy, New Jersey man out of $6,000 on Monday afternoon, city police said.
2004
California lottery millionaire tries not to change. Two months after Charles "Chuck" Bush became an instant millionaire, the only things that have changed are his address, the car he drives and the number of telephone solicitors who call him.
2003
Camelot launches daily lottery. Camelot is launching its latest attempt to try revive public interest in the lottery by starting a daily draw which will offer better odds of winning smaller prizes.
2003
Lottery CEO begins job early, says games could start Feb. 10. Rebecca Paul began as director of the Tennessee Education Lottery Corp. more than a week early, meaning the first scratch-off games could be available for sale ahead of schedule.

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.$200 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 26, 2012
8.$193 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 26, 2018
9.€163 Million
US$192.34 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Sep 26, 2017
10.€130 Million
US$189.94 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Sep 26, 2008
11.€130 Million
US$183.89 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Sep 28, 2007
12.$176 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 24, 2008
13.€145.48 Million
US$163.31 Million
Draw Date
Sep 24, 2016
14.€138 Million
US$162.37 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Sep 25, 2018
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.$110 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 25, 2004
19.$102 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 23, 2003
20.$86 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 23, 2011
21.$83 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 23, 2014
22.$75 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 24, 2004
22.$75 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 25, 2009
24.€58 Million
US$73.72 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Sep 29, 2006
25.€64 Million
US$71.8 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Sep 23, 2016

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1991
Monday, Sep 23, 1991
28 years old
1985
Monday, Sep 23, 1985
34 years old
1983
Friday, Sep 23, 1983
36 years old
1982
Thursday, Sep 23, 1982
37 years old
1981
Wednesday, Sep 23, 1981
38 years old
1981
Wednesday, Sep 23, 1981
38 years old
1969
Tuesday, Sep 23, 1969
50 years old
1968
Monday, Sep 23, 1968
51 years old
1960
Friday, Sep 23, 1960
59 years old
1956
Sunday, Sep 23, 1956
63 years old
1954
Thursday, Sep 23, 1954
65 years old
1952
Tuesday, Sep 23, 1952
67 years old
1952
Tuesday, Sep 23, 1952
67 years old
1951
Sunday, Sep 23, 1951
68 years old
1948
Thursday, Sep 23, 1948
71 years old
1946
Monday, Sep 23, 1946
73 years old
1945
Sunday, Sep 23, 1945
74 years old
1940
Monday, Sep 23, 1940
79 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day

2008
Matti Saari kills ten people before committing suicide.
2004
Over 3,000 people die in Haiti after Hurricane Jeanne produces massive flooding and mudslides.
2002
The first public version of the web browser Mozilla Firefox ("Phoenix 0.1") is released.
1986
Houston Astros' Jim Deshaies sets a record, striking out the first eight batters he faces against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
1983
Saint Kitts and Nevis joins the United Nations.
1983
Gulf Air Flight 771 is destroyed by a bomb, killing all 117 people on board.
1980
Bob Marley plays what would be the last concert of his life in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
1973
Argentine general election: Juan Perón returns to power in Argentina.
1962
The Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts opens in New York City.
1950
Korean War: The Battle of Hill 282 is the first US friendly-fire incident on British military personnel since World War II.
1943
World War II: The Nazi puppet state known as the Italian Social Republic is founded.
1942
World War II: The Matanikau action on Guadalcanal begins: U.S. Marines attack Japanese units along the Matanikau River.
1938
The Czechoslovak army is mobilized in response to the Munich Agreement.
1932
The unification of Saudi Arabia is completed.
1913
Roland Garros of France becomes the first to fly in an airplane across the Mediterranean (from St. Raphael in France to Bizerte, Tunisia).
1911
Pilot Earle Ovington makes the first official airmail delivery in America under the authority of the United States Post Office Department
1909
The novel Le Fantôme de l'Opéra (The Phantom of the Opera), by Gaston Leroux, is published as a serialization in Le Gaulois.
1905
Norway and Sweden sign the "Karlstad treaty", peacefully dissolving the Union between the two countries.
1899
The American Asiatic Squadron destroys a Filipino battery at the Battle of Olongapo.
1889
Nintendo Koppai (Later Nintendo Company, Limited) is founded by Fusajiro Yamauchi to produce and market the playing card game Hanafuda.
1868
Grito de Lares ("Lares Revolt") occurs in Puerto Rico against Spanish rule.
1846
Astronomers Urbain Jean Joseph Le Verrier, John Couch Adams and Johann Gottfried Galle collaborate on the discovery of Neptune.
1845
The Knickerbockers Baseball Club, the first baseball team to play under the modern rules, is founded in New York.
1821
Tripolitsa, Greece, is captured by Greek rebels during the Greek War of Independence.
1806
Lewis and Clark return to St. Louis after exploring the Pacific Northwest of the United States.
1803
Second Anglo-Maratha War: Battle of Assaye between the British East India Company and the Maratha Empire in India.
1780
American Revolution: British Major John André is arrested as a spy by American soldiers exposing Benedict Arnold's change of sides.
1779
American Revolution: John Paul Jones on board the USS Bonhomme Richard wins the Battle of Flamborough Head.
1642
First commencement exercises occur at Harvard College.
1641
The Merchant Royal, carrying a treasure of over 100,000 pounds of gold (worth over £1 billion today), is lost at sea off Land's End.
1568
Spanish naval forces rout an English fleet, under the command of John Hawkins, at the Battle of San Juan de Ulúa near Veracruz.
1459
The Battle of Blore Heath, the first major battle of the English Wars of the Roses, takes place.
1409
The Battle of Kherlen is the second significant victory over Ming dynasty China by the Mongols since 1368.
1338
The Battle of Arnemuiden was the first naval battle of the Hundred Years' War and the first naval battle using gunpowder artillery.
1122
Pope Callixtus II and Holy Roman Emperor Henry V agree to the Concordat of Worms to put an end to the Investiture Controversy.

Births On This Day

1994
John Folau, Australian-Tongan rugby league player
1993
Duke Johnson, American football player
1991
Melanie Oudin, American tennis player
1989
Brandon Jennings, American basketball player
1989
Taniela Lasalo, Australian rugby league player
1988
Juan Martín del Potro, Argentinian tennis player
1988
Anthony Straker, English footballer
1988
Yannick Weber, Swiss ice hockey player
1986
Martin Cranie, English footballer
1985
Brian Brohm, American football player
1985
Joba Chamberlain, American baseball player
1985
Hossein Kaebi, Iranian footballer
1985
Nahomi Kawasumi, Japanese footballer
1985
Lukáš Kašpar, Czech ice hockey player
1984
Patrick Ehelechner, German ice hockey player
1984
Matt Kemp, American baseball player
1984
Brandon Richardson, American actor and military veteran
1984
Anneliese van der Pol, Dutch-American entertainer
1983
Shane del Rosario, American mixed martial artist and kick-boxer (d. 2013)
1983
Joffrey Lupul, Canadian ice hockey player
1983
Regan Smith, American race car driver
1982
Mait Künnap, Estonian tennis player
1982
Shyla Stylez, Canadian pornographic actress (d. 2017)
1981
Robert Doornbos, Dutch race car driver
1981
Natalie Horler, German singer
1981
Helen Richardson-Walsh, English field hockey player
1980
Matt White, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1980
Liz Murray, American inspirational speaker
1979
Ricky Davis, American basketball player
1979
Bryant McKinnie, American football player
1979
Fábio Simplício, Brazilian footballer
1979
Lote Tuqiri, Fijian-Australian rugby player
1978
Benjamin Curtis, American guitarist, drummer, and songwriter (d. 2013)
1978
Anthony Mackie, American actor
1977
Matthieu Descoteaux, Canadian ice hockey player
1977
Dmitri Kulikov, Estonian footballer
1977
Fabio Ongaro, Italian rugby player
1977
Brett Prebble, Australian jockey
1977
Rachael Yamagata, American singer-songwriter and pianist
1976
Sarah Blasko, Australian singer-songwriter and producer
1976
Valeriy Sydorenko, Ukrainian boxer
1976
Volodymyr Sydorenko, Ukrainian boxer
1975
Layzie Bone, American rapper
1975
Kim Dong-moon, South Korean badminton player
1975
Chris Hawkins, English journalist and producer
1975
Eric Miller, Irish rugby player, footballer, and coach
1974
Ben Duckworth, Australian rugby league player
1974
Matt Hardy, American wrestler
1973
Ingrid Fliter, Argentinian pianist
1973
Vangelis Krios, Greek footballer and coach
1972
Sarah Bettens, Belgian singer-songwriter and guitarist
1972
Alistair Campbell, Zimbabwean cricketer
1972
Jermaine Dupri, American rapper and producer
1972
Karl Pilkington, English actor and producer
1971
Moin Khan, Pakistani cricketer and coach
1971
Eric Montross, American basketball player and sportscaster
1971
Sean Spicer, 30th White House Press Secretary
1970
Adrian Brunker, Australian rugby player
1970
Lucia Cifarelli, American singer-songwriter and keyboard player
1970
Ani DiFranco, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1970
Giorgos Koltsidas, Greek footballer
1969
Donald Audette, Canadian ice hockey player
1969
Patrick Fiori, French singer-songwriter
1969
Tapio Laukkanen, Finnish race car driver
1969
Rod Pampling, Australian golfer
1969
Jan Suchopárek, Czech footballer and manager
1968
Yvette Fielding, English actress and producer
1968
Adam Price, Welsh politician
1967
Hilary Andersson, American-English journalist
1967
Chris Wilder, English footballer and manager
1966
Pete Harnisch, American baseball player and coach
1965
Mark Woodforde, Australian tennis player and sportscaster
1964
Clayton Blackmore, Welsh footballer and manager
1964
Koshi Inaba, Japanese singer-songwriter
1964
Larry Krystkowiak, American basketball player and coach
1964
Katie Mitchell, English director and producer
1964
Julian Parkhill, English biologist and academic
1964
Bill Phillips, American businessman and author
1963
Anne-Marie Cadieux, Canadian actress, director, and screenwriter
1963
Alex Proyas, Egyptian-Australian director, producer, and screenwriter
1963
Michiru Yamane, Japanese video game composer
1962
Deborah Orr, Scottish journalist
1961
Chi McBride, American actor
1961
William C. McCool, American commander, pilot, and astronaut (d. 2003)
1960
Kurt Beyer, American wrestler
1960
Luis Moya, Spanish race car driver
1959
Jason Alexander, American actor, singer, and voice artist
1959
Frank Cottrell-Boyce, English author and screenwriter
1959
Hans Nijman, Dutch mixed martial artist and wrestler (d. 2014)
1959
Chris O'Sullivan, Australian rugby league player
1959
Martin Page, English singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer
1959
Elizabeth Peña, American actress (d. 2014)
1959
Karen Pierce, English diplomat
1958
Danielle Dax, English singer-songwriter and producer
1958
Khaled El Sheikh, Bahraini singer-songwriter
1958
Tony Fossas, Cuban-American baseball player and coach
1958
Marvin Lewis, American football player and coach
1958
Larry Mize, American golfer
1957
Rosalind Chao, American actress
1956
Peter David, American author, actor, and screenwriter
1956
Tom Hogan, Australian cricketer
1956
Paolo Rossi, Italian footballer
1954
Charlie Barnett, American actor (d. 1996)
1954
Cherie Blair, English lawyer and academic
1953
Nicholas Witchell, English journalist
1952
Mark Bego, American author
1952
Anshuman Gaekwad, Indian cricketer
1952
Dennis Lamp, American baseball player
1952
Jim Morrison, American baseball player and manager
1951
Steven Springer, American guitarist and songwriter (d. 2012)
1950
George Garzone, American saxophonist and educator
1949
Floella Benjamin, Trinidadian-English actress, academic, and politician
1949
Bruce Springsteen, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1949
Kostas Tournas, Greek singer-songwriter
1948
Dan Toler, American guitarist (d. 2013)
1947
Christian Bordeleau, Canadian ice hockey player
1947
Don Grolnick, American pianist and composer (d. 1996)
1947
Mary Kay Place, American actress
1947
Neal Smith, American drummer and songwriter
1946
Franz Fischler, Austrian politician
1946
Bernard Maris, French economist and journalist (d. 2015)
1946
Genista McIntosh, Baroness McIntosh, English politician
1946
Davorin Popović, Bosnian singer-songwriter (d. 2001)
1946
Anne Wheeler, Canadian director, producer, and screenwriter
1945
Ron Bushy, American drummer
1945
Igor Ivanov, Russian politician and diplomat, Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs
1945
Alan Old, English rugby player
1944
Eric Bogle, Scottish-Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist
1944
Richard Lambert, English journalist and academic
1943
Julio Iglesias, Spanish singer-songwriter
1943
Marty Schottenheimer, American football player and coach
1942
Sila María Calderón, Puerto Rican-American businesswoman and politician, 12th Secretary of State of Puerto Rico
1942
Colin Low, Baron Low of Dalston, Scottish scholar and politician
1942
David Renneberg, Australian cricketer
1941
George Jackson, American activist and author, co-founded the Black Guerrilla Family (d. 1971)
1941
Simon Nolet, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1941
Norma Winstone, English singer-songwriter
1940
Michel Temer, Brazilian lawyer and politician, 25th Vice President of Brazil
1940
Dick Thornett, Australian rugby player and water polo player (d. 2011)
1939
Henry Blofeld, English cricketer and journalist
1939
Roy Buchanan, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1988)
1939
Joan Hanham, Baroness Hanham, English politician
1939
Sonny Vaccaro, American businessman
1938
Romy Schneider, Austrian-French actress (d. 1982)
1937
Jacques Poulin, Canadian author and translator
1936
George Eastham, English footballer
1936
Valentín Paniagua, Peruvian lawyer and politician, 91st President of Peru (d. 2006)
1936
Sylvain Saudan, Swiss skier
1936
Tareq Suheimat, Jordanian physician, general, and politician (d. 2014)
1935
Prem Chopra, Pakistani-Indian actor
1935
Les McCann, American soul-jazz singer and pianist
1935
Ron Tindall, English-Australian footballer, cricketer, and manager (d. 2012)
1934
Per Olov Enquist, Swedish journalist, author, and playwright
1933
Lloyd J. Old, American immunologist and academic (d. 2011)
1932
Georg Keßler, German footballer and manager
1931
Hilly Kristal, American businessman, founded CBGB (d. 2007)
1931
Stan Lynde, American author and illustrator (d. 2013)
1931
Gerald Merrithew, Canadian educator and politician (d. 2004)
1930
Sehba Akhtar, Pakistani poet and songwriter (d. 1996)
1930
Colin Blakely, Northern Irish actor (d. 1987)
1930
Ray Charles, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and actor (d. 2004)
1928
Frank Foster, American saxophonist and composer (d. 2011)
1928
Roger Grimsby, American journalist and actor (d. 1995)
1926
André Cassagnes, French toy maker, created the Etch A Sketch (d. 2013)
1926
John Coltrane, American saxophonist and composer (d. 1967)
1925
Denis C. Twitchett, English historian and scholar (d. 2006)
1924
Pedro Joaquín Chamorro Cardenal, Nicaraguan journalist and publisher (d. 1978)
1923
Mohamed Hassanein Heikal, Egyptian journalist (d. 2016)
1923
Vello Helk, Estonian-Danish historian and author (d. 2014)
1922
Louise Latham, American actress (d. 2018)
1920
Mickey Rooney, American actor, singer, director, and producer (d. 2014)
1917
Santo, Mexican Luchador enmascarado, film actor, and folk icon (d. 1984)
1917
Asima Chatterjee, Indian chemist (d. 2006)
1916
Aldo Moro, Italian academic and politician, 39th Prime Minister of Italy (d. 1978)
1915
Julius Baker, American flute player and educator (d. 2003)
1915
Clifford Shull, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2001)
1913
Carl-Henning Pedersen, Danish painter and sculptor (d. 2007)
1912
Ghulam Mustafa Khan, Pakistani linguist, author, and critic (d. 2005)
1912
Tony Smith, American sculptor and educator (d. 1980)
1911
Frank Moss, American lawyer and politician (d. 2003)
1910
Jakob Streit, Swiss anthroposophist and author (d. 2009)
1909
Lorenc Antoni, Kosovo-Albanian composer and conductor (d. 1991)
1908
Ramdhari Singh Dinkar, Indian poet, academic, and politician (d. 1974)
1907
Tiny Bradshaw, American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 1958)
1907
Anne Desclos, French journalist and author (d. 1998)
1907
Duarte Nuno, Duke of Braganza (d. 1976)
1906
Charles Ritchie, Canadian diplomat, High Commission of Canada to the United Kingdom (d. 1995)
1904
Arthur Folwell, English-Australian rugby league player, coach, and administrator (d. 1966)
1903
Cec Fifield, Australian rugby league player and coach (d. 1957)
1902
Su Buqing, Chinese mathematician and academic (d. 2003)
1901
Jaroslav Seifert, Czech poet and journalist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1986)
1900
Bill Stone, English soldier (d. 2009)
1899
Tom C. Clark, American lawyer and judge, 59th Attorney General of the United States (d. 1977)
1899
Louise Nevelson, American sculptor (d. 1988)
1898
Les Haylen, Australian journalist and politician (d. 1977)
1897
Paul Delvaux, Belgian painter (d. 1994)
1897
Walter Pidgeon, Canadian-American actor and singer (d. 1984)
1895
Miron Merzhanov, Russian architect and engineer (d. 1975)
1895
Johnny Mokan, American baseball player (d. 1985)
1890
Friedrich Paulus, German general (d. 1957)
1889
Walter Lippmann, American journalist and publisher, co-founded The New Republic (d. 1974)
1880
John Boyd Orr, 1st Baron Boyd-Orr, Scottish biologist, physician, and politician, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1971)
1876
Moshe Zvi Segal, Israeli rabbi and scholar (d. 1968)
1867
John Lomax, American teacher, musicologist, and folklorist (d. 1948)
1865
Pekka Halonen, Finnish painter (d. 1933)
1865
Emma Orczy, Hungarian-English author and playwright (d. 1947)
1865
Suzanne Valadon, French model and painter (d. 1938)
1863
Mary Church Terrell, American author and activist (d. 1954)
1861
Robert Bosch, German engineer and businessman, founded Robert Bosch GmbH (d. 1942)
1853
Princess Marie Elisabeth of Saxe-Meiningen (d. 1923)
1852
James Carroll Beckwith, American painter and academic (d. 1917)
1852
William Stewart Halsted, American physician and surgeon (d. 1922)
1851
Ellen Hayes, American mathematician and astronomer (d. 1930)
1838
Victoria Woodhull, American journalist and activist (d. 1927)
1823
John Colton, English-Australian politician, 13th Premier of South Australia (d. 1902)
1819
Hippolyte Fizeau, French physicist and academic (d. 1896)
1800
William Holmes McGuffey, American author and academic (d. 1873)
1791
Johann Franz Encke, German astronomer and academic (d. 1865)
1791
Theodor Körner, German soldier and author (d. 1813)
1781
Princess Juliane of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld (d. 1860)
1778
Mariano Moreno, Argentinian journalist, lawyer, and politician (d. 1811)
1771
Emperor Kōkaku of Japan (d. 1840)
1740
Empress Go-Sakuramachi of Japan (d. 1813)
1713
Ferdinand VI of Spain (d. 1759)
1650
Jeremy Collier, English bishop and theologian (d. 1726)
1647
Joseph Dudley, English politician, Governor of the Province of Massachusetts Bay (d. 1720)
1642
Giovanni Maria Bononcini, Italian violinist and composer (d. 1678)
1598
Eleonore Gonzaga, Italian wife of Ferdinand II, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1655)
1597
Francesco Barberini, Catholic cardinal (d. 1679)
1495
Bagrat III of Imereti, King of Imereti (d. 1565)
1215
Kublai Khan, Mongolian emperor (d. 1294)
1158
Geoffrey II, Duke of Brittany (d. 1186)
63 BC
Augustus, Roman emperor (d. 14 AD)

Deaths On This Day

2018
Charles Kuen Kao, Hong Kong-American-British electrical engineer and physicist (b. 1933)
2018
Gary Kurtz, American film producer (b. 1940)
2018
Jane Fortune, American author, journalist, and philanthropist (b.1942)
2017
Charles Bradley, American Soul singer and visionary
2015
Dayananda Saraswati, Indian monk and philosopher (b. 1930)
2014
A. W. Davis, American basketball player and coach (b. 1943)
2014
Irven DeVore, American anthropologist and biologist (b. 1934)
2014
Don Manoukian, American football player and wrestler (b. 1934)
2014
Al Suomi, American ice hockey player and referee (b. 1913)
2013
Abdel Hamid al-Sarraj, Syrian colonel and politician (b. 1925)
2013
Gil Dozier, American captain, lawyer, and politician (b. 1934)
2013
Ruth Patrick, American botanist and immunologist (b. 1907)
2012
Henry Champ, Canadian journalist and academic (b. 1937)
2012
Pavel Grachev, Russian general and politician, 1st Minister of Defence for Russia (b. 1948)
2012
Roberto Rodríguez, Venezuelan baseball player and coach (b. 1941)
2012
Corrie Sanders, South African boxer (b. 1966)
2012
Sam Sniderman, Canadian businessman, founded Sam the Record Man (b. 1920)
2010
Malcolm Douglas, Australian hunter and television host (b. 1941)
2009
Paul B. Fay, American sailor and politician, United States Secretary of the Navy (b. 1918)
2008
Peter Leonard, Australian journalist (b. 1942)
2008
Loren Pope, American journalist and author (b. 1910)
2006
Malcolm Arnold, English trumpet player and composer (b. 1921)
2006
Etta Baker, American singer and guitarist (b. 1913)
2005
Filiberto Ojeda Ríos, Puerto Rican activist (b. 1933)
2004
Billy Reay, Canadian-American ice hockey player and coach (b. 1918)
2003
Yuri Senkevich, Russian physician and journalist (b. 1937)
2001
Ron Hewitt, Welsh footballer (b. 1928)
2000
Aurelio Rodríguez, Mexican baseball player and manager (b. 1947)
2000
Carl Rowan, American journalist and author (b. 1925)
2000
Raoul Berger, American attorney and law professor (b. 1901)
1999
Ivan Goff, Australian-American screenwriter and producer (b. 1910)
1998
Ray Bowden, English footballer (b. 1909)
1998
Mary Frann, American actress (b. 1943)
1997
Natalie Savage Carlson, American author (b. 1906)
1994
Jerry Barber, American golfer (b. 1916)
1994
Robert Bloch, American author and screenwriter (b. 1917)
1994
Madeleine Renaud, French actress (b. 1900)
1992
Ivar Ivask, Estonian poet and scholar (b. 1927)
1992
Glendon Swarthout, American author and academic (b. 1918)
1992
James Van Fleet, American general (b. 1892)
1988
Tibor Sekelj, Hungarian-Serbian explorer and author (b. 1912)
1987
Bob Fosse, American actor, dancer, choreographer, and director (b. 1927)
1981
Chief Dan George, Canadian actor, author, and poet (b. 1899)
1979
Catherine Lacey, English actress (b. 1904)
1978
Lyman Bostock, American baseball player (b. 1950)
1974
Cliff Arquette, American actor and comedian (b. 1905)
1974
Robbie McIntosh, Scottish drummer (b. 1950)
1973
Pablo Neruda, Chilean poet and diplomat, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1904)
1971
James Waddell Alexander II, American mathematician and topologist (b. 1888)
1968
Pio of Pietrelcina, Italian priest and saint (b. 1887)
1967
Stanislaus Zbyszko, Polish wrestler and strongman (b. 1879)
1958
Jacob Nicol, Canadian publisher, lawyer, and politician (b. 1876)
1950
Sam Barry, American basketball player and coach (b. 1892)
1944
Jakob Schaffner, Swiss author and critic (b. 1875)
1943
Elinor Glyn, English author, screenwriter, and producer (b. 1864)
1940
Hale Holden, American businessman (b. 1869)
1939
Sigmund Freud, Austrian neurologist and psychiatrist (b. 1856)
1929
Richard Adolf Zsigmondy, Austrian-German chemist, physicist, and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1865)
1917
Werner Voss, German lieutenant and pilot (b. 1897)
1913
Donato Álvarez, Argentinian general (b. 1825)
1900
William Marsh Rice, American businessman, founded Rice University (b. 1816)
1889
Wilkie Collins, English novelist, short story writer, and playwright (b. 1824)
1877
Urbain Le Verrier, French mathematician and astronomer (b. 1811)
1873
Jean Chacornac, French astronomer (b. 1823)
1871
Louis-Joseph Papineau, Canadian lawyer and politician (b. 1786)
1870
Prosper Mérimée, French archaeologist and historian (b. 1803)
1851
Émilie Gamelin, Canadian nun, founded the Sisters of Providence (b. 1800)
1850
José Gervasio Artigas, Uruguayan general and politician (b. 1764)
1846
John Ainsworth Horrocks, English-Australian explorer (b. 1818)
1835
Vincenzo Bellini, Italian composer (b. 1801)
1789
John Rogers, American lawyer and politician (b. 1723)
1773
Johan Ernst Gunnerus, Norwegian bishop and botanist (b. 1718)
1764
Robert Dodsley, English poet and playwright (b. 1703)
1738
Herman Boerhaave, Dutch botanist and physician (b. 1668)
1728
Christian Thomasius, German jurist and philosopher (b. 1655)
1675
Valentin Conrart, French author, founded the Académie française (b. 1603)
1605
Pontus de Tyard, French priest and poet (b. 1521)
1573
Azai Hisamasa, Japanese warlord (b. 1524)
1571
John Jewel, English bishop (b. 1522)
1535
Catherine of Saxe-Lauenburg (b. 1513)
1508
Beatrice of Naples, queen consort of Hungary (b. 1457)
1461
Charles, Prince of Viana, King of Navarre (b. 1421)
1448
Adolph I, Duke of Cleves (b. 1373)
1390
John I, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1346)
1386
Dan I of Wallachia
1267
Beatrice of Provence, countess regnant of Provence (b. 1234)
1253
Wenceslaus I of Bohemia
1241
Snorri Sturluson, Icelandic historian, poet, and politician (b. 1178)
1193
Robert de Sablé, French knight
965
Al-Mutanabbi, Arab poet (b. 915)
788
Ælfwald I, king of Northumbria