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On This Day in History:  September 24

September 24 is the 267th day of the year (268th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 98 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2013
Man accused of murder over lost lottery ticket. Prosecutors say Bruce Butler shot and killed a liquor store employee because he was mad about leaving a winning lottery ticket in the store months earlier.
2013
Wyoming Lottery hires Oregon Lottery official as CEO. The Wyoming Lottery Corporation on Monday announced its selection of an Oregon man to serve as its first chief executive officer.
2012
$200 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot surges. There was no jackpot winner in the Saturday night drawing of the multi-state Powerball lottery game, causing the grand prize to increase to an estimated $200 million for Wednesday's drawing.
2009
Study: Hoosier Lottery has worst financial decline in USA. Proceeds from Indiana's lottery were down by more than 17 percent in the past fiscal year, marking the sharpest decline in profits nationwide.
2007
Texas lottery winner invests in unusual historical motel. A diesel mechanic and his wife, winners of a 2003 Texas Lottery jackpot, bought and renovated one of the few tee pee-themed motels remaining in the United States.
2007
Review: Vultures feast on desperate lottery winners. Edward Ugel writes about the trade of preying on bottomed-out lottery winners, crazy for cash to meet their growing debts, waiting for their next annual annuity check to arrive from the state coffers.
2007
Lottery ticket theft wins larceny count. A nurse's aide faces a larceny charge after she allegedly stole a winning $3,125 lottery ticket from an elderly town woman who cares for physically and mentally handicapped children in her home.
2005
Who's laughing now? Jokester is $258 million richer. On Friday, Harold Lerner got to do his shtick in front of hundreds of people and more than a dozen television cameras, knowing he probably had more money than all of them combined.
2005
New Jersey Couple Wins $258 Million in Mega Jackpot. What to do with a piece of paper worth $258 million? That was the immediate question that confronted Helen and Harold Lerner last Saturday morning after they checked the lottery numbers in the local newspaper and found that they had bought the winning ticket in the Sept. 16 drawing of the Mega Millions jackpot.
2005
Mega millionaires celebrate lottery jackpot. Harold and Helen Lerner are the talk of the town after announcing they are the winners of the $258 million Mega Millions jackpot prize.
2004
One ticket wins $19 million Illinois Lotto jackpot. A single player has won the $19 million grand prize from the latest drawing of the Illinois State Lottery's Lotto game.
2004
Minnesota Lottery hires S.D. lottery chief. The nationwide search for a new director to lead the beleaguered Minnesota Lottery ended close to home Thursday with the appointment of Clint Harris, executive director of the South Dakota Lottery.
2003
Mega Millions Mania. Tuesday afternoon, for people coming through the doors of Durston's, on West Genesee Street in Syracuse, New York, buying a ticket for a $102 million lottery drawing was hard to resist.
2003
Lottery board ups goals. Profit expectations for Tennessee's new lottery director Rebecca Paul increased Tuesday by roughly $6 million following a vote by the state's lottery board.
2003
Amendment would link lottery money, schools. Voters authorized a Louisiana state lottery in 1990, and some mistakenly thought they voted to spend the money to support public schools.
2003
Lottery winners sue financial adviser. A Vaughan, Ontario, couple who won over $19 million in a lottery are suing a lawyer-businessman for $7.75 million, alleging his investments squandered almost $5 million of their money.
2003
Paul to run sales, advertising for Tenn. Lottery. Sales and marketing of the Tennessee lottery will be controlled by lottery head Rebecca Paul, while other aspects of running the games will be handed over to private vendors.
2003
Mass. Lottery limits track's winning ticket payouts. The Massachusetts lottery will no longer allow the Raynham Park dog track to cash big ticket prizes after a state audit raised concerns that some people use the service to avoid paying taxes.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$303 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 25, 2018
2.$267 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 26, 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.$200 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 26, 2012
7.$193 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 26, 2018
8.€163 Million
US$192.34 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Sep 26, 2017
9.€130 Million
US$189.94 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Sep 26, 2008
10.€130 Million
US$183.89 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Sep 28, 2007
11.$176 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 24, 2008
12.€145.48 Million
US$163.31 Million
Draw Date
Sep 24, 2016
13.€138 Million
US$162.37 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Sep 25, 2018
14.$160 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 24, 2013
15.$150 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 26, 2009
16.€130 Million
US$143.33 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Sep 25, 2020
17.$126 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 24, 2005
17.$126 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 26, 2003
19.$110 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 25, 2004
20.$96 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 27, 2011
21.$93 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 26, 2014
22.€76 Million
US$85.26 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Sep 30, 2016
23.$75 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 24, 2004
23.$75 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 25, 2009
25.€58 Million
US$73.72 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Sep 29, 2006

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1984
Monday, Sep 24, 1984
36 years old
1984
Monday, Sep 24, 1984
36 years old
1982
Friday, Sep 24, 1982
38 years old
1980
Wednesday, Sep 24, 1980
40 years old
1970
Thursday, Sep 24, 1970
50 years old
1968
Tuesday, Sep 24, 1968
52 years old
1968
Tuesday, Sep 24, 1968
52 years old
1967
Sunday, Sep 24, 1967
53 years old
1951
Monday, Sep 24, 1951
69 years old
1948
Friday, Sep 24, 1948
72 years old
1948
Friday, Sep 24, 1948
72 years old
1948
Friday, Sep 24, 1948
72 years old
1945
Monday, Sep 24, 1945
75 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day

2015
At least 1,100 people are killed and another 934 wounded after a stampede during the Hajj in Saudi Arabia.
2014
The Mars Orbiter Mission makes India the first Asian nation to reach Mars orbit, and the first nation in the world to do so in its first attempt.
2013
A 7.7-magnitude earthquake strikes southern Pakistan, killing at least 327 people.
2009
The G20 summit begins in Pittsburgh with 30 global leaders in attendance.
2008
Thabo Mbeki resigns as president of South Africa
2007
Between 30,000 and 100,000 people take part in anti-government protests in Yangon, Burma, the largest in 20 years.
2005
Hurricane Rita makes landfall in the United States, devastating portions of southwestern Louisiana and extreme southeastern Texas.
1996
Representatives of 71 nations sign the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty at the United Nations.
1993
The Cambodian monarchy is restored, with Norodom Sihanouk as king.
1975
Southwest Face expedition members become the first persons to reach the summit of Mount Everest by any of its faces, instead of using a ridge route.
1973
Guinea-Bissau declares its independence from Portugal.
1972
Japan Airlines Flight 472 lands at Juhu Aerodrome instead of Santacruz Airport in Bombay, India.
1960
USS Enterprise, the world's first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, is launched.
1957
President Eisenhower sends the 101st Airborne Division to Little Rock, Arkansas, to enforce desegregation.
1950
The Chinchaga fire in western Canada becomes the largest recorded fire in North American history, sending smoke all the way to Europe.
1948
The Honda Motor Company is founded.
1946
Cathay Pacific Airways is founded in Hong Kong.
1946
The top-secret Clifford-Elsey Report on the Soviet Union is delivered to President Truman.
1935
Earl and Weldon Bascom produce the first rodeo ever held outdoors under electric lights.
1932
Gandhi and Dr. Ambedkar agree to the Poona Pact, which reserved seats in the Indian provincial legislatures for the "Depressed Classes" (Untouchables).
1929
Jimmy Doolittle performs the first flight without a window, proving that full instrument flying from take off to landing is possible.
1911
His Majesty's Airship No. 1, Britain's first rigid airship, is wrecked by strong winds before her maiden flight at Barrow-in-Furness.
1906
U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt proclaims Devils Tower in Wyoming as the nation's first National Monument.
1906
Racial tensions exacerbated by rumors lead to the Atlanta Race Riot, further increasing racial segregation.
1890
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints officially renounces polygamy.
1877
The Battle of Shiroyama is a decisive victory of the Imperial Japanese Army over the Satsuma Rebellion.
1869
Gold prices plummet after President Grant orders the Treasury to sell large quantities of gold after Jay Gould and James Fisk plot to control the market.
1853
Admiral Despointes formally takes possession of New Caledonia in the name of France.
1852
The first airship powered by (a steam) engine, created by Henri Giffard, travels 17 miles (27 km) from Paris to Trappes.
1846
Mexican-American War: General Zachary Taylor captures Monterrey.
1841
The Sultanate of Brunei cedes Sarawak to the United Kingdom.
1830
A revolutionary committee of notables forms the Provisional Government of Belgium.
1789
The United States Congress passes the Judiciary Act, creating the office of the Attorney General and federal judiciary system and ordering the composition of the Supreme Court.
1674
Second Tantrik Coronation of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.
1645
The Battle of Rowton Heath is a Parliamentarian victory over a Royalist army commanded in person by King Charles.
1180
Manuel I Komnenos, the last Byzantine Emperor of the Komnenian restoration, dies.
787
Second Council of Nicaea: The council assembles at the church of Hagia Sophia.

Births On This Day

1997
Tosin Adarabioyo, English Footballer
1993
Ben Platt, American actor
1991
Maximiliano Uggè, Italian footballer
1991
Oriol Romeu, Spanish footballer
1989
Pia Wurtzbach, Filipina actress, model, and Miss Universe 2015 titleholder
1988
Karl Alzner, Canadian ice hockey player
1987
Matthew Connolly, English footballer
1987
Gürhan Gürsoy, Turkish footballer
1985
Eric Adjetey Anang, Ghanaian sculptor and carpenter
1985
Eleanor Catton, Canadian-New Zealand author
1985
Cameron Price, Australian news journalist
1985
Jonathan Soriano, Spanish footballer
1984
Taylor Eigsti, American pianist and composer
1984
Senzo Meyiwa, South African footballer (d. 2014)
1983
Liam Finn, Australian-New Zealand singer-songwriter and guitarist
1983
Randy Foye, American basketball player
1983
Ben Harris, Australian rugby league player
1982
Morgan Hamm, American gymnast
1982
Paul Hamm, American gymnast
1982
Jeff Karstens, American baseball player
1981
Ryan Briscoe, Australian race car driver
1981
Drew Gooden, American basketball player
1980
Daniele Bennati, Italian cyclist
1980
Dean Canto, Australian race car driver
1980
Petri Pasanen, Finnish footballer
1980
Victoria Pendleton, English cyclist
1980
John Arne Riise, Norwegian footballer
1979
Fábio Aurélio, Brazilian footballer
1979
Kim Jong-min, South Korean singer
1978
Wietse van Alten, Dutch archer
1977
Frank Fahrenhorst, German footballer and manager
1977
Casey Rabach, American football player
1976
Carlos Almeida, Angolan basketball player
1976
Stephanie McMahon, American wrestler and businesswoman
1976
Yakkun Sakurazuka, Japanese voice actress and singer (d. 2013)
1976
Vahur Vahtramäe, Estonian footballer
1974
John McDonald, American baseball player
1973
Eddie George, American football player and sportscaster
1973
Rodrick Rhodes, American basketball player and coach
1972
Conor Burns, British politician
1972
Kate Fleetwood, English actress
1971
Michael S. Engel, American paleontologist and entomologist
1971
Mike Michalowicz, American businessman and author
1971
Kevin Millar, American baseball player and sportscaster
1971
Peter Salisbury, English drummer
1969
Shawn Crahan, American drummer, songwriter, and producer
1969
Christopher Pincher, English politician
1969
Shamim Sarif, English author, director, and screenwriter
1969
Paul Ray Smith, American sergeant, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 2003)
1969
Megan Ward, American actress
1967
Noreena Hertz, English economist, author, and academic
1966
Christophe Bouchut, French race car driver
1966
Rajesh Khattar, Indian voice actor
1966
Bernard Gilkey, American baseball player
1966
Stefan Molyneux, Irish-Canadian philosopher, author, and blogger
1966
Michael O. Varhola, American journalist and author
1965
Robert Irvine, English chef and television host
1965
Njål Ølnes, Norwegian saxophonist and composer
1965
Sean McNabb, American singer and bass player
1965
Janet Weiss, American drummer
1964
Rafael Palmeiro, Cuban-American baseball player
1964
Marko Pomerants, Estonian lawyer and politician, Estonian Minister of the Interior
1964
Ronald van der Kemp, Dutch fashion designer
1963
Michael Potter, Australian rugby player and coach
1963
Ben Preston, English journalist
1962
Ally McCoist, Scottish footballer and manager
1962
Mike Phelan, English footballer, coach, and manager
1962
Tim Supple, English director and producer
1962
Nia Vardalos, Canadian-American actress and screenwriter
1962
Ilgvars Zalāns, Latvian painter
1961
Christopher L. Eisgruber, American lawyer and academic
1961
John Logan, American screenwriter and producer
1961
Luc Picard, Canadian actor, director, and screenwriter
1960
Tony Juniper, English environmentalist and politician
1960
Amy Sky, Canadian singer-songwriter, producer, and actress
1959
Theo Paphitis, Cypriot-English businessman
1959
Steve Whitmire, American puppeteer
1958
Kevin Sorbo, American actor and producer
1957
Brad Bird, American director, screenwriter, animator, producer and actor
1957
Wolfgang Wolf, German footballer and manager
1956
Hubie Brooks, American baseball player
1955
Riccardo Illy, Italian businessman and politician, President of Friuli Venezia Giulia
1954
Marco Tardelli, Italian footballer and coach
1953
Peter Halley, American painter and educator
1952
Dieter Hochheimer, German footballer and manager
1952
Mark Sandman, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 1999)
1951
Douglas Kmiec, American scholar and diplomat, United States Ambassador to Malta
1950
Mohinder Amarnath, Indian cricketer, coach, and sportscaster
1950
John Kessel, American author, poet, and playwright
1950
Harriet Walter, English actress
1949
Baleka Mbete, South African politician, Speaker of the National Assembly of South Africa
1949
Anders Arborelius, Swedish cardinal
1948
Phil Hartman, Canadian-American actor and screenwriter (d. 1998)
1948
Garth Porter, New Zealand-Australian singer-songwriter and producer
1947
Stephen Mueller, American painter (d. 2011)
1946
Jerry Donahue, American guitarist and producer
1946
Joe Greene, American football player, coach, and actor
1946
Lars Emil Johansen, Greenlandic educator and politician, 2nd Prime Minister of Greenland
1946
César Pedroso, Cuban pianist and songwriter
1946
Pat Pocock, Welsh-English cricketer
1946
María Teresa Ruiz, Chilean astronomer
1945
Lou Dobbs, American journalist and author
1945
Carson Van Osten, American comics creator and musician (d. 2015)
1945
John Rutter, English composer, conductor, and producer
1944
Eavan Boland, Irish poet and academic
1944
Sven-Ole Thorsen, Danish bodybuilder and stuntman
1944
Victoria Vetri, Playboy's 1967 Miss September & 1968 Playmate of the Year.
1942
Gerry Marsden, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
1941
John Mackey, American football player (d. 2011)
1941
Linda McCartney, American singer, photographer, and activist (d. 1998)
1940
Yves Navarre, French author (d. 1994)
1939
Wayne Henderson, American trombonist and producer (d. 2014)
1939
Moti Kirschenbaum, Israeli journalist (d. 2015)
1939
Jacques Vallée, French ufologist
1938
Steve Douglas, American saxophonist, flute player, and producer (d. 1993)
1936
Sivanthi Adithan, Indian businessman (d. 2013)
1936
Jim Henson, American puppeteer, director, producer and screenwriter, created The Muppets (d. 1990)
1934
Tommy Anderson, Scottish footballer and manager
1934
John Brunner, English-Scottish author and screenwriter (d. 1995)
1934
John Kasmin, English art dealer
1934
Bernard Nevill, English painter, designer, and academic
1934
Chick Willis, American singer and guitarist (d. 2013)
1934
Manfred Wörner, German politician and diplomat, 7th Secretary General of NATO (d. 1994)
1934
Donald Wrye, American director, screenwriter and producer (d. 2015)
1933
Raffaele Farina, Italian cardinal
1933
Mel Taylor, American drummer (d. 1996)
1932
Miguel Montuori, Argentinian-Italian footballer and manager (d. 1998)
1932
Walter Wallmann, German politician, Minister-President of Hesse (d. 2013)
1931
Elizabeth Blackadder, Scottish painter and educator
1931
Cardiss Collins, American lawyer and politician (d. 2013)
1931
Brian Glanville, English journalist and author
1931
Anthony Newley, English singer and actor (d. 1999)
1931
Mike Parkes, English race car driver (d. 1977)
1930
Józef Krupiński, Polish poet and author (d. 1998)
1930
Angelo Muscat, Maltese-English actor (d. 1977)
1930
Benjamin Romualdez, Filipino politician and diplomat (d. 2012)
1930
John W. Young, American captain, engineer, and astronaut (d. 2018)
1929
John Carter, American clarinet player, saxophonist, and flute player (d. 1991)
1927
Arthur Malet, English-American actor and singer (d. 2013)
1925
Autar Singh Paintal, Indian physiologist and academic (d. 2004)
1924
Nina Bocharova, Ukrainian gymnast
1924
Voula Zouboulaki, Egyptian-Greek actress (d. 2015)
1923
Louis Edmonds, American actor (d. 2001)
1923
Fats Navarro, American trumpet player and composer (d. 1950)
1923
Raoul Bott, Hungarian-American mathematician (d. 2005)
1922
Ettore Bastianini, Italian actor and singer (d. 1967)
1922
Bert I. Gordon, American director, producer, and screenwriter
1922
Theresa Merritt, American actress and singer (d. 1998)
1922
John Moffatt, English actor and playwright (d. 2012)
1921
Jim McKay, American sportscaster and journalist (d. 2008)
1921
Sheila MacRae, English-American actress, singer, and dancer (d. 2014)
1920
Richard Bong, American soldier and pilot, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1945)
1920
Jan Carew, Guyanese-American author, poet, and playwright (d. 2012)
1920
Ovadia Yosef, Iraqi-Israeli rabbi and scholar (d. 2013)
1918
Michael J. S. Dewar, Indian-born American theoretical chemist who developed the Dewar-Chatt-Duncanson model (d. 1997)
1918
Audra Lindley, American actress (d. 1997)
1916
Ruth Leach Amonette, American businesswoman and author (d. 2004)
1914
Esther Eng, Chinese-American film director (d. 1970)
1914
John Kerr, Australian politician, 18th Governor-General of Australia (d. 1991)
1914
Andrzej Panufnik, Polish pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1991)
1913
Herb Jeffries, American singer (d. 2014)
1912
Robert Lewis Taylor, American soldier and author (d. 1998)
1911
Konstantin Chernenko, Russian politician (d. 1985)
1910
Jean Servais, Belgian-French actor (d. 1976)
1909
Gerard Antoni Ciołek, Polish historian and architect (d. 1966)
1907
Ben Oakland, American pianist, composer, and songwriter (d. 1979)
1906
Leonard Marsh, Canadian sociologist and academic (d. 1982)
1906
Józef Nawrot, Polish footballer (d. 1982)
1905
Severo Ochoa, Spanish-American physician and biochemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1993)
1902
Ruhollah Khomeini, Iranian religious leader and politician, 1st Supreme Leader of Iran (d. 1989)
1901
Alexandra Adler, Austrian neurologist and psychologist (d.2001)
1900
Ham Fisher, American cartoonist (d. 1955)
1899
William Dobell, Australian painter (d. 1970)
1898
Howard Florey, Australian pharmacologist and pathologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1968)
1898
Charlotte Moore Sitterly, American astronomer (d. 1990)
1896
F. Scott Fitzgerald, American novelist and short story writer (d. 1940)
1895
André Frédéric Cournand, French physician and physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1988)
1894
Tommy Armour, Scottish-American golfer and sportscaster (d. 1968)
1894
Billy Bletcher, American actor, singer, and screenwriter (d. 1979)
1893
Blind Lemon Jefferson, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1929)
1892
Adélard Godbout, Canadian agronomist and politician, 15th Premier of Québec (d. 1956)
1890
Mike González, Cuban baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 1977)
1890
A. P. Herbert, English author and playwright (d. 1971)
1885
Artur Lemba, Estonian pianist, composer, and educator (d. 1963)
1884
Gustave Garrigou, French cyclist (d. 1963)
1884
İsmet İnönü, Turkish general and politician, 2nd President of Turkey (d. 1973)
1884
Hugo Schmeisser, German weapons designer and engineer (d. 1953)
1883
Franklin Clarence Mars, American businessman, founded Mars, Incorporated (d. 1934)
1883
Lawson Robertson, Scottish-American high jumper and coach (d. 1951)
1882
Max Decugis, French tennis player (d. 1978)
1880
Sarah Knauss, American super-centenarian, oldest verified American person ever (d. 1999)
1878
Charles-Ferdinand Ramuz, Swiss author and poet (d. 1947)
1873
María de las Mercedes Adam de Aróstegui, Cuban pianist and composer (d. 1957)
1872
Jaan Teemant, Estonian lawyer and politician, 7th State Elder of Estonia (d. 1941)
1871
Lottie Dod, English tennis player, golfer, and archer (d. 1960)
1870
Georges Claude, French chemist and engineer, invented Neon lighting (d. 1960)
1861
Bhikaiji Cama, Indian activist (d. 1936)
1859
Julius Klengel, German cellist and composer (d. 1933)
1858
Eugene Foss, American businessman and politician, 45th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1939)
1845
Nikolai Anderson, Estonian philologist and author (d. 1905)
1829
Charles S. West, American jurist and politician, Secretary of State of Texas (d. 1885)
1817
Ramón de Campoamor y Campoosorio, Spanish poet and philosopher (d. 1901)
1812
Mary Ann Browne, British poet and writer of musical scores (d. 1845)
1802
Adolphe d'Archiac, French paleontologist and geologist (d. 1868)
1801
Mikhail Ostrogradsky, Ukrainian-Russian mathematician and physicist (d. 1862)
1796
Antoine-Louis Barye, French sculptor and educator (d. 1875)
1761
F.L.Æ. Kunzen, German-Danish composer and conductor (d. 1817)
1755
John Marshall, American captain, jurist, and politician, 4th Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court (d. 1835)
1717
Horace Walpole, English historian, author, and politician (d. 1797)
1705
Count Leopold Joseph von Daun, Austrian field marshal (d. 1766)
1667
Jean-Louis Lully, French composer (d. 1688)
1625
Johan de Witt, Dutch mathematician and politician (d. 1672)
1583
Albrecht von Wallenstein, Bohemian general (d. 1634)
1564
William Adams, English sailor and navigator (d. 1620)
1534
Guru Ram Das, fourth Sikh Guru (d. 1581)
1501
Gerolamo Cardano, Italian mathematician, physician, and astrologer (d. 1576)
1473
Georg von Frundsberg, German Knight and landowner (d. 1528)
1433
Shekha of Amarsar, Rajput chieftain (d. 1488)
1418
Anne of Cyprus, Duchess of Savoy (d. 1462)
1301
Ralph de Stafford, 1st Earl of Stafford, English soldier (d. 1372)
936
'Adud al-Dawla, Buyid king (d. 983)
AD 15
Vitellius, Roman emperor (d. 69)

Deaths On This Day

2018
Tommy McDonald, American football player (b. 1934)
2016
Mel Charles, Welsh footballer (b. 1935)
2016
Vladimir Kuzmichyov, Russian footballer (b. 1979)
2016
Bill Mollison, Australian researcher, author and biologist (b. 1928)
2016
Bill Nunn, American actor (b. 1953)
2016
Buckwheat Zydeco, American accordionist and bandleader (b. 1947)
2015
Alan Moore, Australian painter and educator (b. 1914)
2015
Wang Zhongshu, Chinese archaeologist and academic (b. 1925)
2014
Deborah Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire, English aristocrat, socialite, and author (b. 1920)
2014
Christopher Hogwood, English harpsichord player and conductor, founded the Academy of Ancient Music (b. 1941)
2014
Madis Kõiv, Estonian physicist, philosopher, and author (b. 1929)
2013
Paul Dietzel, American football player and coach (b. 1924)
2013
Margaret Feilman, Australian architect and urban planner (b. 1921)
2013
Boris Karvasarsky, Ukrainian-Russian psychiatrist and author (b. 1931)
2013
Anthony Lawrence, English-Hong Kong journalist and author (b. 1912)
2013
Sagadat Nurmagambetov, Kazakh general and politician (b. 1924)
2013
Paul Oliver, American football player (b. 1984)
2012
Pierre Adam, French cyclist (b. 1924)
2012
Bruno Bobak, Polish-Canadian painter and educator (b. 1923)
2012
Pedro Vázquez Colmenares, Mexican lawyer and politician, Governor of Oaxaca (b. 1934)
2011
Stephen Mueller, American painter (b. 1947)
2010
Gennady Yanayev, Russian engineer and politician, Vice President of the Soviet Union (b. 1937)
2009
Nelly Arcan, Canadian author (b. 1975)
2008
Oliver Crawford, American screenwriter and author (b. 1917)
2008
Irene Dailey, American actress (b. 1920)
2008
Mickey Vernon, American baseball player and coach (b. 1918)
2006
Michael Ferguson, PIRA volunteer, lawyer, and politician (b. 1953)
2006
Phil Latulippe, Canadian soldier and runner (b. 1909)
2004
Françoise Sagan, French author and screenwriter (b. 1935)
2003
Rosalie Allen, American singer and radio host (b. 1924)
2003
Lyle Bettger, American actor (b. 1915)
2002
Youssouf Togoïmi, Chadian politician (b. 1953)
2002
Mike Webster, American football player (b. 1952)
1998
Jeff Moss, American composer and screenwriter (b. 1942)
1996
Zeki Müren, Turkish singer-songwriter (b. 1931)
1994
Barry Bishop, American mountaineer, photographer, and scholar (b. 1932)
1993
Ian Stuart Donaldson, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1957)
1993
Bruno Pontecorvo, Italian physicist and academic (b. 1913)
1991
Dr. Seuss, American children's book writer, poet, and illustrator (b. 1904)
1984
Neil Hamilton, American actor (b. 1899)
1982
Sarah Churchill, English actress (b. 1914)
1982
Józef Nawrot, Polish-English footballer (b. 1906)
1981
Patsy Kelly, American actress and dancer (b. 1910)
1980
Theodor Luts, Estonian-Brazilian director, producer, and cinematographer (b. 1896)
1978
James Bassett, American journalist and author (b. 1912)
1978
Hasso von Manteuffel, German general and politician (b. 1897)
1976
Philip Gbeho, Ghanaian composer and educator (b. 1904)
1975
Earle Cabell, American businessman and politician, Mayor of Dallas (b. 1906)
1973
August Kippasto, Estonian-Australian wrestler and poet (b. 1887)
1973
Josué de Castro, Brazilian physician, geographer, and activist (b. 1908)
1962
Charles Reisner, American actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1887)
1950
Princess Victoria of Hesse and by Rhine (b. 1863)
1948
Warren William, American actor (b. 1894)
1947
Andrew C. McLaughlin, American historian and author (b. 1861)
1946
William Tritton, British expert in agricultural machinery (b. 1875)
1945
Hans Geiger, German physicist and academic, co-invented the Geiger counter (b. 1882)
1939
Carl Laemmle, German-American film producer, founded Universal Studios (b. 1867)
1939
Charles Tatham, American fencer (b. 1854)
1938
Lev Schnirelmann, Belarusian-Russian mathematician and academic (b. 1900)
1936
József Klekl, Slovene priest and journalist (b. 1879)
1933
Mike Donlin, American baseball player and actor (b. 1878)
1933
Alice Muriel Williamson, English author (b. 1869)
1930
William A. MacCorkle, American lawyer and politician, 9th Governor of West Virginia (b. 1857)
1929
Mahidol Adulyadej, Thai prince (b. 1892)
1904
Niels Ryberg Finsen, Faroese-Danish physician and author, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1860)
1896
Louis Gerhard De Geer, Swedish lawyer and politician, 1st Prime Minister of Sweden (b. 1818)
1892
Patrick Gilmore, Irish-American soldier and composer (b. 1829)
1889
D. H. Hill, American general and academic (b. 1821)
1889
Charles Leroux, American balloonist and skydiver (b. 1856)
1863
William Debenham, English businessman, founded Debenhams (b. 1794)
1848
Branwell Brontë, English painter and poet (b. 1817)
1834
Pedro I of Brazil (b. 1798)
1802
Alexander Radishchev, Russian author and critic (b. 1749)
1790
John Keyse Sherwin, English engraver (b. 1751)
1742
Johann Matthias Hase, German mathematician, astronomer, and cartographer (b. 1684)
1732
Emperor Reigen of Japan (b. 1654)
1707
Vincenzo da Filicaja, Italian poet and author (b. 1642)
1655
Frederick, Landgrave of Hesse-Eschwege (b. 1617)
1646
Duarte Lobo, Portuguese composer and educator (b. 1565)
1621
Jan Karol Chodkiewicz, Polish commander (b. 1560)
1605
Manuel Mendes, Portuguese composer and educator (b. 1547)
1572
Túpac Amaru, last of the Incas
1562
Henry Grey, 4th Earl of Kent, English politician (b. 1495)
1545
Albert of Mainz, German cardinal (b. 1490)
1541
Paracelsus, German-Swiss physician, botanist, and chemist (b. 1493)
1534
Michael Glinski, Lithuanian prince (b. c. 1470)
1494
Poliziano, Italian poet and scholar (b. 1454)
1459
Eric of Pomerania, King of Norway, Denmark and Sweden (b. 1382)
1435
Isabeau of Bavaria (b. 1370)
1275
Humphrey de Bohun, 2nd Earl of Hereford, English politician, Lord High Constable of England (b. 1208)
1270
Philip of Montfort, Lord of Castres
1228
Stefan the First-Crowned, Serbian king (b. 1165)
1218
Robert of Knaresborough (b. 1160)
1180
Manuel I Komnenos, Byzantine emperor (b. 1118)
1143
Agnes of Germany (b. 1072)
1143
Pope Innocent II
1120
Welf II, Duke of Bavaria (b. 1072)
1054
Hermann of Reichenau, German composer, mathematician, and astronomer (b. 1013)
887
Gao Pian, general of the Tang Dynasty (b. 821)
768
Pepin the Short, Frankish king (b. 714)
366
Pope Liberius