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On This Day in History:  September 27

September 27 is the 270th day of the year (271st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 95 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2019
Lottery millionaire still lives in a trailer in Maine. A Maine man became a millionaire with two lottery wins in just four months — but still lives in a beat-up old trailer.
2019
Korean War veteran wins lottery five times in one drawing. A Korean War veteran from North Carolina won the lottery five times — on one ticket.
2017
Texas Lottery sets new $5.077 billion sales record. Even without the benefit of a record-setting jackpot like 2016's $1.6 billion Powerball prize, the Texas Lottery achieved $5.077 billion in sales for fiscal year 2017, breaking the sales record it set just last fiscal year and resulting in a total contribution of $1.334 billion to Texas schools and veterans.
2017
Iowa Lottery exposed Social Security numbers of nearly 3,000 winners. The Iowa Lottery said in a release Tuesday that the organization inadvertently released the Social Security numbers of some of its prize winners from calendar year 2011.
2016
Winning NC lottery ticket set to expire. A winning lottery ticket purchased in North Carolina worth $25,000 a year for life is set to expire next week.
2016
Vermont Lottery Director resigns. The Vermont Lottery Commission (VLC) announced today the resignation of Executive Director, Greg Smith, effective October 14th.
2015
$301 MILLION: Huge Powerball jackpot on tap for this week. This week Powerball will be the hot ticket, featuring a jackpot larger than any other United States lottery drawing in more than seven months.
2013
Lottery winner sues advisors for poor policies. A big Mega Millions jackpot winner feels he got some very bad financial advice, and has taken his advisors to court for damages.
2013
Keno on track for arrival in Connecticut by next summer. The Connecticut Lottery Corp. on Thursday approved a seven-year contract that could bring keno gambling to the state by early next summer.
2013
Oregon radio station behind mystery cash prizes in grocery stores. The mystery surrounding a series of $100 bills recently tucked into items at grocery stores in Oregon has been solved.
2013
Dallas Cowboys continue partnership with Texas Lottery. Texas Lottery players and Dallas Cowboys fans have one more reason to celebrate football season with the latest version of the Dallas Cowboys scratch-off game.
2012
$202M Powerball ticket sold at suburban Des Moines convenience store. A winning $202 million Powerball ticket was purchased at an Iowa convenience store in the suburban Des Moines city of Bondurant, but nobody had claimed it by midday Thursday.
2011
Florida Walmart stores to sell lottery tickets. Wal-Mart, the world's largest retailer, has agreed to end its long-standing refusal to sell lottery tickets in its U.S. stores after reaching a deal with the Florida Lottery.
2011
Wisconsin Lottery to hold Green Bay Packers raffle. Fans buying tickets in this year's Green Bay Packers Wisconsin Lottery game will take home a raffle entry rather than a scratch-off ticket.
2010
Lottery scams dupe thousands. Dick Long fought in the Philippines under MacArthur. Lillie Long taught first-graders for nearly three decades. Now, every time they go to the mailbox and just about every time they pick up the phone, they're being scammed.
2007
Woman plays numbers from TV show about lottery winners - and wins. A New Mexico woman -- and many other players from other states -- played numbers broadcast on a TV show about lottery winners and won a $20,000 Powerball prize.
2006
Lottery addict screams at judge, 'prison won't help'. A sobbing lottery addict convicted of stealing $2.3 million from her employer to fund her habit screamed at the judge that prison won't cure her.
2006
N.C. Lottery fraud trial: E-mail disclosure has witness in tears. An office manager for former state lottery commissioner Kevin L. Geddings broke down in tears on the witness stand Tuesday when she was asked to read for jurors an e-mail message that Geddings had sent her last year.
2006
N.C. lottery fraud trial puts S.C. Lottery under microscope. The federal trial of Kevin L. Geddings is probing as deeply into his pro-lottery work in South Carolina as it is into his activities leading up to his appointment last year to North Carolina's lottery commission.
2006
Online gambling bill stuck, but it's not over yet. Efforts to win congressional passage of a bill to ban most forms of Internet gambling by tacking it onto a must-pass bill hit a roadblock Tuesday, but aides said Republican backers are exploring other ways to make it law.
2006
Number of lottery scams soars. Lottery scams are on the rise again, as con artists broaden their focus beyond their typical elderly targets, and swindle more than $100,000 in some cases.
2006
Texas Lottery hits new sales record. Officials with the Texas Lottery Commission took a gamble on scratch-off games a few years ago and, according to the latest figures, the bet's paid off: The agency's overall ticket sales rose to $3.77 billion in fiscal 2006, the highest total in the agency's history, with most of the increase coming from the games that provide immediate gratification.
2004
Powerball jackpot soars to $128 million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Saturday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $128 million with a cash option value of $70.7 million -- the largest lottery jackpot in the world.
2004
Ohio lottery player cries foul over scratch ticket. The Ohio Lottery is refusing to pay a $2,000 prize to a player who insists his straight poker hand beats the dealer's three of a kind.
2004
Broke lottery winner turned to theft. A lottery winner who stole more than £10,000 in an effort to buy back her popularity has been jailed for 12 months.
2004
N.C. Governor changes tactics in push for lottery. North Carolina Governor Mike Easley has mentioned the lottery more and more often during the election season, but not in the insistent tone in which he demanded one in his State of the State address nearly two years ago.
2004
Dark clouds over Florida hold silver lining for one lottery winner. Someone who bought a Florida Lotto ticket in New Port Richey can claim a jackpot worth an estimated $11 million.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$336 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 28, 2018
2.$310.5 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 30, 2015
3.$213 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 29, 2018
4.€177 Million
US$208.97 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Sep 29, 2017
5.€190 Million
US$207.75 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Sep 27, 2019
6.$200 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 27, 2008
7.€130 Million
US$183.89 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Sep 28, 2007
8.€151 Million
US$175.28 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Sep 28, 2018
9.$173 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 27, 2013
10.$170 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 30, 2009
11.€146.77 Million
US$164.72 Million
Draw Date
Sep 27, 2016
12.$150 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 30, 2003
13.$148 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 28, 2005
14.€100 Million
US$137.44 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Oct 1, 2010
15.€100 Million
US$128.9 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Sep 28, 2012
16.$128 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 29, 2004
17.$105 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 30, 2014
18.$96 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 27, 2011
19.$88 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 29, 2009
20.€65 Million
US$87.87 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Sep 27, 2013
21.$86 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 28, 2004
22.€76 Million
US$85.26 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Sep 30, 2016
23.€58 Million
US$73.72 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Sep 29, 2006
24.$66 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 27, 2017
25.$61 Million
Draw Date
Sep 30, 2009

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1979
Thursday, Sep 27, 1979
40 years old
1977
Tuesday, Sep 27, 1977
42 years old
1977
Tuesday, Sep 27, 1977
42 years old
1976
Monday, Sep 27, 1976
43 years old
1970
Sunday, Sep 27, 1970
49 years old
1969
Saturday, Sep 27, 1969
50 years old
1966
Tuesday, Sep 27, 1966
53 years old
1965
Monday, Sep 27, 1965
54 years old
1965
Monday, Sep 27, 1965
54 years old
1958
Saturday, Sep 27, 1958
61 years old
1955
Tuesday, Sep 27, 1955
64 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day

2014
The eruption of Mount Ontake in Japan occurs.
2012
In Minneapolis, a gunman shoots seven citizens, killing 5 and then himself.
2008
CNSA astronaut Zhai Zhigang becomes the first Chinese person to perform a spacewalk.
2007
NASA launches the Dawn probe to the asteroid belt.
2003
The SMART-1 satellite is launched.
2001
In Switzerland, a gunman shoots 18 citizens, killing 14 and then himself.
1998
The Google internet search engine retroactively claims this date as its birthday.
1996
The Battle of Kabul ends in a Taliban victory, who establish the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan.
1996
Confusion on a tanker ship results in the Julie N. oil spill in Portland, Maine.
1993
The Sukhumi massacre takes place in Abkhazia.
1988
The National League for Democracy is formed by Aung San Suu Kyi and others to fight dictatorship in Myanmar.
1983
Richard Stallman announces the GNU Project to develop a free Unix-like operating system.
1975
The last use of capital punishment in Spain sparks worldwide protests.
1964
The British TSR-2 aircraft XR219 makes its maiden flight.
1962
The Yemen Arab Republic is established.
1962
Rachel Carson's book Silent Spring is published, inspiring an environmental movement and the creation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
1959
Typhoon Vera kills nearly 5,000 people in Japan.
1956
USAF Captain Milburn G. Apt becomes the first person to exceed Mach 3. Shortly thereafter, the Bell X-2 goes out of control and Captain Apt is killed.
1949
Zeng Liansong's design is chosen as the flag of the People's Republic of China.
1944
The Kassel Mission results in the largest loss by a USAAF group on any mission in World War II.
1942
Last day of the Matanikau action on Guadalcanal as United States Marines barely escape after being surrounded by Japanese forces.
1941
The Greek National Liberation Front is established with Georgios Siantos as acting leader.
1941
The SS Patrick Henry is launched, becoming the first of more than 2,700 Liberty ships.
1940
World War II: The Tripartite Pact is signed in Berlin by Germany, Japan and Italy.
1938
The ocean liner Queen Elizabeth is launched in Glasgow.
1930
Bobby Jones wins the (pre-Masters) Grand Slam of golf.
1928
The Republic of China is recognized by the United States.
1922
King Constantine I of Greece abdicates his throne in favor of his eldest son, George II.
1916
Iyasu V is proclaimed deposed as ruler of Ethiopia in a palace coup in favor of his aunt Zewditu.
1908
Production of the Model T automobile begins at the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant in Detroit.
1903
The Wreck of the Old 97, an American rail disaster that became the subject of a popular ballad.
1875
The merchant sailing ship Ellen Southard is wrecked in a storm at Liverpool.
1854
The steamship SS Arctic sinks with 300 people on board.
1825
The world's first public railway to use steam locomotives, the Stockton and Darlington Railway, is ceremonially opened.
1822
Jean-François Champollion announces that he has deciphered the Rosetta Stone.
1791
The National Assembly votes to award full citizenship to Jews in France.
1777
American Revolution: Lancaster, Pennsylvania becomes the capital of the United States for one day after Congress evacuates Philadelphia.
1669
The Venetians surrender the fortress of Candia to the Ottomans, thus ending the 21-year-long Siege of Candia.
1605
The armies of Sweden are defeated by the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth in the Battle of Kircholm.
1590
Pope Urban VII dies 13 days after being chosen as the Pope, making his reign the shortest papacy in history.
1540
The Society of Jesus (Jesuits) receives its charter from Pope Paul III.
1529
The Siege of Vienna begins when Suleiman I attacks the city.
1422
After the brief Gollub War, the Teutonic Knights sign the Treaty of Melno with Poland and Lithuania
1331
The Battle of Płowce between the Poland and the Teutonic Order is fought.
1066
William the Conqueror and his army set sail from the mouth of the Somme river, beginning the Norman conquest of England.

Births On This Day

1998
Ioana Mincă, Romanian tennis player
1994
Dylan Walker, Australian rugby league player
1993
Lisandro Magallán, Argentinian footballer
1993
Monica Puig, Puerto Rican-American tennis player
1993
Vinnie Sunseri, American football player
1992
Lachlan Burr, Australian rugby league player
1992
Luc Castaignos, Dutch footballer
1992
Pak Kwang-ryong, North Korean footballer
1992
Ryan O'Shaughnessy, Irish singer-songwriter and actor
1992
Gabriel Vasconcelos Ferreira, Brazilian footballer
1992
Granit Xhaka, Swiss footballer
1991
Ousmane Barry, Guinean footballer
1991
Simona Halep, Romanian tennis player
1991
Anete Paulus, Estonian footballer
1991
Rio Uchida, Japanese model and actress
1989
Park Tae-hwan, South Korean swimmer
1988
Lisa Ryzih, German pole vaulter
1987
Ádám Bogdán, Hungarian footballer
1987
Austin Carlile, American singer-songwriter
1987
Vanessa James, French figure skater
1987
Olga Puchkova, Russian tennis player
1986
Vin Mazzaro, American baseball player
1986
Matt Shoemaker American baseball player
1986
Ricardo Risatti, Argentinian race car driver
1985
Massimo Bertocchi, Canadian decathlete
1985
Daniel Pudil, Czech footballer
1985
Ibrahim Touré, Ivorian footballer (d. 2014)
1984
Paul Bevan, Australian footballer
1984
Davide Capello, Italian footballer
1984
John Lannan, American baseball player
1984
Avril Lavigne, Canadian singer-songwriter, actress, and fashion designer
1984
Wouter Weylandt, Belgian cyclist (d. 2011)
1983
Jeon Hye-bin, South Korean actress and singer
1982
Jon McLaughlin, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1982
Markus Rosenberg, Swedish footballer
1982
Lil Wayne, American rapper, producer, and actor
1982
Darrent Williams, American football player (d. 2007)
1981
Sophie Crumb, American author and illustrator
1981
Brendon McCullum, New Zealand cricketer
1981
Lakshmipathy Balaji, Indian cricketer
1980
Asashōryū Akinori, Mongolian sumo wrestler, the 68th Yokozuna
1980
Ehron VonAllen, American singer-songwriter and producer
1979
Jon Garland, American baseball player
1979
Zita Görög, Hungarian actress and model
1979
Christian Jones, Australian race car driver
1979
Steve Simpson, Australian rugby league player
1978
Brad Arnold, American rock singer-songwriter (3 Doors Down)
1978
Jon Rauch, American baseball player
1978
Mihaela Ursuleasa, Romanian pianist (d. 2012)
1977
Andrus Värnik, Estonian javelin thrower
1976
Matt Harding, American video game designer and dancer
1976
Jason Phillips, American baseball player and coach
1976
Francesco Totti, Italian footballer
1974
Carrie Brownstein, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actress
1973
Vratislav Lokvenc, Czech footballer
1972
Sylvia Crawley, American basketball player and coach
1972
Clara Hughes, Canadian cyclist and speed skater
1972
Gwyneth Paltrow, American actress, blogger, and businesswoman
1972
Craig L. Rice, American politician
1971
Horacio Sandoval, Mexican illustrator
1970
Yoshiharu Habu, Japanese chess player and author
1970
Tamara Taylor, Canadian actress
1968
Mari Kiviniemi, Finnish politician, 41st Prime Minister of Finland
1967
Uche Okechukwu, Nigerian footballer
1966
Don Jamieson, American comedian and television host
1966
Debbie Wasserman Schultz, American politician
1966
Stephanie Wilson, American engineer and astronaut
1966
Lorenzo Cherubini, Italian singer-songwriter and rapper
1965
Steve Kerr, American basketball player and sportscaster
1965
Bernard Lord, Canadian lawyer and politician, 30th Premier of New Brunswick
1965
Peter MacKay, Canadian lawyer and politician, 50th Canadian Minister of Justice
1965
Alexis Stewart, American radio and television host
1964
Predrag Brzaković, Serbian footballer (d. 2012)
1964
Tracy Camp, American computer scientist and academic
1964
Johnny du Plooy, South African boxer (d. 2013)
1964
Stephan Jenkins, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1963
Marc Maron, American comedian, actor, and radio host
1962
Gavin Larsen, New Zealand cricketer and sportscaster
1960
Jean-Marc Barr, German-American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1959
Beth Heiden, American speed skater and cyclist
1958
Shaun Cassidy, American actor, singer, producer, and screenwriter
1958
Irvine Welsh, Scottish author and playwright
1957
Bill Athey, English cricketer, footballer, and coach
1957
Peter Sellars, American actor, director, and screenwriter
1956
Steve Archibald, Scottish footballer and manager
1954
Ray Hadley, Australian radio host and sportscaster
1954
Dmitry Sitkovetsky, Russian violinist and conductor
1954
Larry Wall, American computer programmer and author
1953
Diane Abbott, English journalist and politician, Shadow Secretary of State for International Development
1953
Mata Amritanandamayi, Indian guru and saint
1953
Claudio Gentile, Italian footballer and manager
1953
Greg Ham, Australian keyboard player, saxophonist and songwriter (d. 2012)
1952
Katie Fforde, English author
1952
Dumitru Prunariu, Romanian pilot, engineer, and astronaut
1951
Paul Craig, English author and academic
1951
Geoff Gallop, Australian politician, 27th Premier of Western Australia
1951
Michel Rivard, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist
1951
Jim Shooter, American author and illustrator
1951
David Starobin, American guitarist, producer, and director
1951
Steve Soper, English race car driver
1950
Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Japanese-American actor and martial artist
1949
Graham Richardson, Australian journalist and politician, 39th Australian Minister for Health
1949
Mike Schmidt, American baseball player and coach
1949
Jahn Teigen, Norwegian singer-songwriter and guitarist
1948
Tom Braidwood, Canadian actor, director, and producer
1948
Les Chapman, English footballer and manager
1948
Duncan Fletcher, Rhodesian-Zimbabwean cricketer and coach
1947
Dick Advocaat, Dutch football manager and former player
1947
Richard Court, Australian politician, 26th Premier of Western Australia
1947
Barbara Dickson, Scottish singer-songwriter and actress
1947
Denis Lawson, Scottish actor, director, and screenwriter
1947
Meat Loaf, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor
1946
Nicos Anastasiades, Cypriot lawyer and politician, 7th President of Cyprus
1946
T. C. Cannon, American painter and sculptor (d. 1978)
1945
Jack Goldstein, Canadian-American painter (d. 2003)
1945
Bob Spiers, Scottish-English director and producer (d. 2008)
1944
Ian Garnett, English admiral
1944
Gary Sutherland, American baseball player and scout
1943
Prince Amedeo, Duke of Aosta
1943
Randy Bachman, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist
1942
Dith Pran, Cambodian photographer and journalist (d. 2008)
1942
Alvin Stardust, English singer and actor (d. 2014)
1941
Peter Bonetti, English footballer and coach
1941
Serge Ménard, Canadian lawyer and politician
1941
Don Nix, American saxophonist, songwriter, and producer
1940
Josephine Barstow, English soprano and actress
1940
Benoni Beheyt, Belgian cyclist
1939
Nicholas Haslam, English interior designer and author
1939
Carol Lynn Pearson, American author, poet, and playwright
1939
Kathy Whitworth, American golfer
1938
Jean-Loup Dabadie, French journalist, songwriter, and screenwriter
1937
Vasyl Durdynets, Ukrainian politician and diplomat, 8th Prime Minister of Ukraine
1936
Don Cornelius, American television host and producer (Soul Train) (d. 2012)
1936
Gordon Honeycombe, English actor, playwright, and author (d. 2015)
1935
Al MacNeil, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1934
Wilford Brimley, American actor
1934
Claude Jarman, Jr., American actor and producer
1934
Dick Schaap, American sportscaster and author (d. 2001)
1933
Rodney Cotterill, Danish-English physicist and neuroscientist (d. 2007)
1933
Paul Goble, English-American author and illustrator (d. 2017)
1933
Greg Morris, American actor (d. 1996)
1932
Geoff Bent, English footballer (d. 1958)
1932
Michael Colvin, English captain and politician (d. 2000)
1932
Gabriel Loubier, Canadian politician
1932
Oliver E. Williamson, American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
1932
Marcia Neugebauer, American geophysicist
1931
Freddy Quinn, Austrian singer, guitarist, and actor
1930
Paul Reichmann, Austrian-Canadian businessman, founded Olympia and York (d. 2013)
1929
Calvin Jones, American pianist, composer, and educator (d. 2004)
1929
Bruno Junk, Estonian race walker (d. 1995)
1929
Barbara Murray, English actress (d. 2014)
1928
Margaret Rule, English archaeologist and historian (d. 2015)
1927
Chrysostomos I of Cyprus (d. 2007)
1927
Red Rodney, American trumpet player (d. 1994)
1927
Romano Scarpa, Italian author and illustrator (d. 2005)
1927
Sada Thompson, American actress (d. 2011)
1926
Steve Stavro, Canadian businessman and philanthropist (d. 2006)
1925
Robert Edwards, English physiologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2013)
1925
George Gladir, American author (d. 2013)
1924
Ernest Becker, American-Canadian anthropologist, author, and academic (d. 1974)
1924
Bud Powell, American pianist and composer (d. 1966)
1924
Fred Singer, Austrian-American physicist and academic
1924
Josef Škvorecký, Czech-Canadian author and publisher (d. 2012)
1922
Sammy Benskin, American pianist and bandleader (d. 1992)
1922
Arthur Penn, American director and producer (d. 2010)
1921
Miklós Jancsó, Hungarian director and screenwriter (d. 2014)
1921
Milton Subotsky, American screenwriter and producer, co-founded Amicus Productions (d. 1991)
1921
Bernard Waber, American author and illustrator (d. 2013)
1919
Jayne Meadows, American actress and author (d. 2015)
1919
Charles H. Percy, American lieutenant and politician (d. 2011)
1919
James H. Wilkinson, American mathematician and computer scientist (d. 1986)
1918
Martin Ryle, English astronomer and author, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1984)
1918
Malcolm Shepherd, 2nd Baron Shepherd (d. 2001)
1917
Louis Auchincloss, American novelist and essayist (d. 2010)
1917
Carl Ballantine, American magician and actor (d. 2009)
1917
William T. Orr, American actor and producer (d. 2002)
1917
Benjamin Rubin, American microbiologist (d. 2010)
1916
S. Yizhar, Israeli academic and politician (d. 2006)
1913
Albert Ellis, American psychologist and author (d. 2007)
1911
Marcey Jacobson, American-Mexican photographer (d. 2009)
1907
Bernard Miles, English actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1991)
1906
William Empson, English poet and critic (d. 1984)
1906
Jim Thompson, American author and screenwriter (d. 1977)
1906
Sergei Varshavsky, Russian art collector and author (d. 1980)
1905
Conrad Heidkamp, German footballer and manager (d. 1994)
1904
Edvard Kocbek, Slovenian poet and politician (d. 1981)
1898
Vincent Youmans, American composer and producer (d. 1946)
1896
Gilbert Ashton, English cricketer (d. 1981)
1896
Sam Ervin, American soldier and politician (d. 1985)
1895
Woolf Barnato, English race car driver and financier (d. 1948)
1894
Lothar von Richthofen, German lieutenant and pilot (d. 1922)
1892
George Bambridge, English diplomat (d. 1943)
1885
Harry Blackstone, Sr., American magician (d. 1965)
1885
Charles Benjamin Howard, Canadian businessman and politician (d. 1964)
1882
Dorothy Greenhough-Smith, English figure skater and tennis player (d. 1965)
1879
Hans Hahn, Austrian mathematician and philosopher (d. 1934)
1879
Frederick Schule, American hurdler and coach (d. 1962)
1879
Cyril Scott, English poet and composer (d. 1970)
1871
Grazia Deledda, Italian novelist and poet, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1936)
1866
Eurosia Fabris, Italian saint (d. 1932)
1864
Andrej Hlinka, Slovak priest and politician (d. 1938)
1861
Corinne Roosevelt Robinson, American poet and author (d. 1933)
1843
Gaston Tarry, French mathematician and academic (d. 1913)
1842
Alphonse François Renard, Belgian geologist and petrographer (d. 1903)
1840
Alfred Thayer Mahan, American captain and historian (d. 1914)
1840
Thomas Nast, German-American cartoonist (d. 1902)
1838
Lawrence Sullivan Ross, American general and politician, 19th Governor of Texas (d. 1898)
1830
William Babcock Hazen, American general (d. 1887)
1824
William "Bull" Nelson, American general (d. 1862)
1821
Henri-Frédéric Amiel, Swiss philosopher, poet, and critic (d. 1881)
1818
Hermann Kolbe, German chemist and academic (d. 1884)
1805
George Müller, German-English evangelist and missionary, founded the Ashley Down Orphanage (d. 1898)
1803
Samuel Francis Du Pont, American admiral (d. 1865)
1783
Agustín de Iturbide, Mexican royalist turned insurgent; first emperor of Mexico (d. 1824)
1772
Martha Jefferson Randolph, daughter of Thomas Jefferson who had twelve children (d. 1836)
1765
Antoine Philippe de La Trémoille, French general (d. 1794)
1739
Francis Russell, Marquess of Tavistock, Irish politician (d. 1767)
1729
Michael Denis, Austrian lepidopterist, author, and poet (d. 1800)
1722
Samuel Adams, American philosopher and politician, 4th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1803)
1719
Abraham Gotthelf Kästner, German mathematician and epigrammatist (d. 1800)
1696
Alphonsus Maria de' Liguori, Italian bishop and saint (d. 1787)
1677
Giovanni Carlo Maria Clari, Italian violinist and composer (d. 1754)
1657
Sofia Alekseyevna of Russia (d. 1704)
1643
Solomon Stoddard, American pastor and librarian (d. 1729)
1627
Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet, French bishop and theologian (d. 1704)
1601
Louis XIII of France (d. 1643)
1598
Robert Blake, English admiral (d. 1657)
1552
Flaminio Scala, Italian playwright and stage actor (d. 1624)
1544
Takenaka Shigeharu, Japanese samurai (d. 1579)
1533
Stefan Batory, King of Poland (d. 1586)
1507
Guillaume Rondelet, French physician (d. 1566)
1496
Hieronymus Łaski, Polish diplomat (d. 1542)
1442
John de la Pole, 2nd Duke of Suffolk (d. 1491)
1433
Stanisław Kazimierczyk, Polish canon regular and saint (d. 1489)
1389
Cosimo de' Medici, ruler of Florence (d. 1464)
1300
Adolf, Count Palatine of the Rhine (d. 1327)
1275
John II, Duke of Brabant (d. 1312)
1271
Wenceslaus II of Bohemia (d. 1305)
823
Ermentrude of Orléans (d. 869)
808
Ninmyō, Japanese emperor (d. 850)

Deaths On This Day

2018
Kavita Mahajan, Indian author and translator (b.1967)
2018
Michael Payton, American football quarterback (b.1970)
2018
Manoharsinhji Pradyumansinhji, Indian nobleman and politician
2017
Hugh Hefner, American publisher, founder of Playboy Enterprises (b. 1926)
2016
David Hahn, American Boy Scout famous for attempting to build a nuclear reactor in a shed in his backyard (b. 1976)
2015
Syed Ahmed, Indian author and politician, 16th Governor of Manipur (b. 1945)
2015
Wilton Felder, American saxophonist and bass player (b. 1940)
2015
Pietro Ingrao, Italian journalist and politician (b. 1915)
2015
Denise Lor, American singer and actress (b. 1929)
2015
Kallen Pokkudan, Indian activist and author (b. 1937)
2015
Frank Tyson, English-Australian cricketer, coach, and journalist (b. 1930)
2014
Gaby Aghion, French fashion designer, founded Chloé (b. 1921)
2014
Eugie Foster, American journalist and author (b. 1971)
2014
Taylor Hardwick, American architect and educator, designed Haydon Burns Library and Friendship Fountain Park (b. 1925)
2014
Wally Hergesheimer, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1927)
2014
Abdelmajid Lakhal, Tunisian actor and director (b. 1939)
2014
James Traficant, American lawyer and politician (b. 1941)
2013
Gates Brown, American baseball player and coach (b. 1939)
2013
Oscar Castro-Neves, Brazilian-American guitarist, composer, and conductor (b. 1940)
2013
Elvin R. Heiberg III, American general and engineer (b. 1932)
2013
Tuncel Kurtiz, Turkish actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1936)
2013
A. C. Lyles, American screenwriter and producer (b. 1918)
2013
Albert Naughton, English rugby player (b. 1929)
2012
Eddie Bert, American trombonist (b. 1922)
2012
Herbert Lom, Czech-English actor (b. 1917)
2012
John Silber, American academic and politician (b. 1926)
2012
Sanjay Surkar, Indian director and screenwriter (b. 1959)
2012
Frank Wilson, American songwriter and producer (b. 1940)
2011
David Croft, English director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1922)
2011
Imre Makovecz, Hungarian architect (b. 1935)
2011
Johnny "Country" Mathis, American singer-songwriter (b. 1933)
2010
George Blanda, American football player (b. 1927)
2010
Balaji Sadasivan, Singaporean neurosurgeon and politician, Minister of Foreign Affairs for Singapore (b. 1955)
2010
Trevor Taylor, English race car driver (b. 1936)
2009
Ivan Dykhovichny, Russian director and screenwriter (b. 1947)
2009
Charles Houston, American physician and mountaineer (b. 1913)
2009
William Safire, American author and journalist (b. 1929)
2008
Henri Pachard, American director and producer (b. 1939)
2007
Dale Houston, American singer-songwriter (b. 1940)
2007
Kenji Nagai, Japanese photographer and journalist (b. 1957)
2006
Helmut Kallmeyer, German chemist and soldier (b. 1910)
2005
Ronald Golias, Brazilian comedian and actor (b. 1929)
2005
Mary Lee Settle, American novelist, essayist, and memoirist (b. 1918)
2004
John E. Mack, American psychiatrist and author (b. 1929)
2003
Jean Lucas, French race car driver (b. 1927)
2003
Donald O'Connor, American actor, singer, and dancer (b. 1925)
1998
Doak Walker, American football player (b. 1927)
1997
Walter Trampler, American viola player and educator (b. 1915)
1996
Mohammad Najibullah, Afghan physician and politician, 7th President of Afghanistan (b. 1947)
1993
Jimmy Doolittle, American general, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1896)
1993
Fraser MacPherson, Canadian saxophonist and educator (b. 1928)
1992
Zhang Leping, Chinese comic artist (b. 1910)
1991
Joe Hulme, English footballer and cricketer (b. 1904)
1986
Cliff Burton, American bass player and songwriter (b. 1962)
1985
Lloyd Nolan, American actor (b. 1902)
1984
Chronis Exarhakos, Greek actor (b. 1932)
1983
Wilfred Burchett, Australian journalist and author (b. 1911)
1981
Robert Montgomery, American actor, singer, director, and producer (b. 1904)
1979
Gracie Fields, English actress and singer (b. 1898)
1979
Jimmy McCulloch, Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1953)
1975
Jack Lang, Australian lawyer and politician, 23rd Premier of New South Wales (b. 1876)
1974
Silvio Frondizi, Argentinian lawyer and academic (b. 1907)
1972
S. R. Ranganathan, Indian mathematician, librarian, and academic (b. 1892)
1967
Felix Yusupov, Russian husband of Princess Irina Alexandrovna of Russia (b. 1887)
1965
Clara Bow, American actress (b. 1905)
1965
William Stanier, English engineer, co-designed the London, Midland and Scottish Railway (b. 1876)
1960
Sylvia Pankhurst, English activist (b. 1882)
1960
Hilda Doolittle. American poet, novelist, and memoirist (b. 1886)
1956
Gerald Finzi, English composer and educator (b. 1901)
1956
Babe Didrikson Zaharias, American basketball player and golfer (b. 1911)
1944
Aimee Semple McPherson, Canadian-American evangelist, founded the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel (b. 1890)
1942
Douglas Albert Munro, United States Coast Guard signalman, posthumously awarded Medal of Honor, (b. 1919)
1940
Walter Benjamin, German philosopher and critic (b. 1892)
1940
Julius Wagner-Jauregg, Austrian physician and neuroscientist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1857)
1935
Alan Gray, English composer and organist (b. 1855)
1921
Engelbert Humperdinck, German composer and educator (b. 1854)
1919
Adelina Patti, Italian-French opera singer (b. 1843)
1917
Edgar Degas, French painter and sculptor (b. 1834)
1915
Remy de Gourmont, French novelist, poet, and critic (b. 1858)
1911
Auguste Michel-Lévy, French geologist and academic (b. 1844)
1898
Thomas Joseph Byrnes, Australian politician, 12th Premier of Queensland (b. 1860)
1891
Ivan Goncharov, Russian author and critic (b. 1812)
1886
Charles Gordon Greene, American journalist and politician (b. 1804)
1876
Braxton Bragg, American general (b. 1817)
1838
Bernard Courtois, French chemist and pharmacist (b. 1777)
1833
Ram Mohan Roy, Indian humanitarian and reformer (b. 1772)
1832
Karl Christian Friedrich Krause, German philosopher and author (b. 1781)
1783
Étienne Bézout, French mathematician and theorist (b. 1730)
1742
Hugh Boulter, Irish archbishop (b. 1672)
1735
Peter Artedi, Swedish ichthyologist and zoologist (b. 1705)
1730
Laurence Eusden, English poet and author (b. 1688)
1719
George Smalridge, English bishop (b. 1662)
1700
Pope Innocent XII (b. 1615)
1674
Robert Arnauld d'Andilly, French writer (b. 1589)
1660
Vincent de Paul, French priest and saint (b. 1581)
1657
Olimpia Maidalchini, Roman noble (b. 1591)
1651
Maximilian I, Elector of Bavaria (b. 1573)
1637
Lorenzo Ruiz, Filipino saint (b. c.1600)
1612
Piotr Skarga, Polish Jesuit and polemicist (b. 1536)
1590
Pope Urban VII (b. 1521)
1557
Emperor Go-Nara of Japan (b. 1497)
1536
Felice della Rovere, illegitimate daughter of Pope Julius II (b. 1483)
1404
William of Wykeham, English bishop (b. 1320)
1249
Raymond VII, Count of Toulouse (b. 1197)
1194
Renaud de Courtenay, Anglo-Norman nobleman (b. 1125)
1125
Richeza of Berg, Duchess of Bohemia (b.c. 1095)
1111
Vekenega, Croatian Benedictine abbess
936
Gyeon Hwon, king of Hubaekje (b. 867)
765
Pugu Huai'en, Chinese general during the Tang Dynasty