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On This Day in History:  September 5

September 5 is the 248th day of the year (249th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 117 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2018
Colorado man wins lottery for third time in 17 months. A Colorado man has won the lottery for the third time in a year and half for a total of $1 million.
2015
Lottery scam with a twist hitting Central Texas. A voicemail message is part of a sophisticated phone scam plaguing Central Texas, and is responsible for stealing millions of dollars from Americans each year.
2014
Auto shop owner finds winning $2.9M lottery ticket in his truck. A Long Island auto body shop owner just found out that he has been driving around with nearly $3 million in his truck.
2013
New England's 'Lucky for Life' game to gain second lifetime prize. A $25,000 a year for life second prize will soon be added to the multi-state Lucky for Life game, which offers the chance to win up to $1,000 a day, every day, for a lifetime.
2013
Powerball lottery jackpot storms back to $203 million. It has only been four weeks since Powerball tickets were flying off the ticket counters for a $448 million jackpot, but the muilti-state game is already back in the hot zone, with a $203 million jackpot teed up for Saturday night.
2011
Lottery winner must pay for court-appointed attorney. An Oregon lottery winner facing meth charges was appointed a public defender before it was discovered that she had ample funds to pay for her own attorney.
2007
Oklahoma lottery winner says yes to TV; no to marriage proposals. "Good Morning America" is trying to contact the winner of a $600,000 Powerball lottery prize because of the unusual manner she selected her numbers -- based on football players' jerseys.
2007
Thieves burn store, steal lottery tickets. Early Monday morning, two men broke into a convenience store on Dean Street in Rome, Georgia, stole at least 30 rolls of scratch off lottery tickets, then set a fire in an attempt to cover their tracks.
2007
Mass. Lottery to introduce $20 scratch game. After a year of declining sales and a sweepstakes that left the Massachusetts State Lottery with a $12 million loss, the agency plans to release its first-ever $20 instant ticket, which will reward winners with the largest total prize amount ever given out in the country.
2007
Florida Gov. suggests selling the lottery. Selling the state's lottery and some of its highways, such as Alligator Alley, to private companies may help solve Florida's financial dilemma, Florida Gov. Charlie Crist said Tuesday.
2007
Bunky the lottery winner claims his prize. Maryland's latest jackpot winner, Ellwood August "Bunky" Bartlett, claimed his share of the $330 million Mega Millions winnings at lottery headquarters in Baltimore yesterday afternoon.
2007
Will millions spoil Bunky Bartlett?. A Baltimore Sun columnist takes a look at Bunky Bartlett, winner of an $82 million Mega Millions prize.
2006
N.C. Powerball lottery winners worry what their preacher will think. Can winning nearly a million dollars in the lottery be a bad thing? Strangely, for Donald and Danette Sigmon the answer is apparently, "yes."
2006
16 nurses split $6 million Florida Lotto jackpot. Sixteen Southwest Florida Regional Medical Center employees apparently are $6 million richer after picking all six of Saturday's winning Florida Lotto numbers.
2006
Court dismisses lottery suit, orders man to pay fees. A man who sued the Ohio Lottery Commission, claiming that the lottery's promise of billions of dollars for public schools was false, not only won't get the $12 billion he sued for, but also will have to pay the lottery commission's legal fees.
2006
Nebraska man claims lottery grand prize at fair. A Hershey, Nebraska, man drove away with $72,000 in prizes during the Nebraska Lottery's Getaway Giveaway game show Sunday at the Nebraska State Fair.
2006
New Mexico lottery spends the most on administrative costs. New Mexico's lottery spends a far greater percentage on administrative costs than almost any other lottery in the nation, and as a result, risks having to make reductions in the lottery scholarship program if changes aren't made.
2003
$135 million Powerball jackpot goes to two families. Two families - one from New Hampshire and the other from Massachusetts - have won last week's $135 million Powerball jackpot. Only one of them went public at a news conference Friday.
2003
Ford plans dealer lottery for scarce GT supercar supply. Most Americans must win a lottery to afford a $100,000-plus Ford GT. Next year, many Ford dealers must win a lottery to sell one.
2003
Convenience store owners buy winning ticket from own store. The owners of a Russell, New York convenience store discovered a scratch-off lottery ticket they bought from their own shop a month ago was a $5 million winner.
2003
Winning lottery ticket wasn’t too lucky for alleged thieves. Two Ohio men appeared in County Municipal Court Eastern Area Division Thursday accused in the connection of theft of items from Akenhead's Dairy, including 395 lottery tickets.
2003
Last NJ Lotzee drawing will be Sept. 13. The last drawing of the New Jersey Lottery's Lotzee game will be Sept. 13. The game is being discontinued due to declining sales that do not support fixed prize levels, officials said Friday.
2003
$135 Million Powerball Winners From New Hampshire, Massachusetts. The winners of last week's $135 million Powerball jackpot are from New Hampshire and Massachusetts and will go public this afternoon.
2003
Welcome back — here’s $45,000. When most people return home from vacation, they're greeted with stacks of mail, overdue bills and a lawn that's grown knee high. When Rich Smith of Fond du Lac arrived home from vacation, he found out the lottery ticket he bought before leaving won him $45,000.
2003
Elderly man loses $20,000 in lottery scam, police say. Police in California said Wednesday they are investigating a lottery scam that targeted one elderly Vallejo man and possibly other victims in Vacaville and Sacramento.
2003
Lottery board narrows list of CEO candidates to three. The list of candidates for the top job in running Tennessee's lottery has been whittled from 15 to three, but lottery officials declined yesterday to say who the finalists are.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$208 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 7, 2013
2.$187 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 7, 2018
3.$186 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 7, 2016
4.€126 Million
US$177.08 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Sep 6, 2011
5.€114 Million
US$162.61 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Sep 5, 2008
6.€139 Million
US$153.75 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Sep 6, 2019
7.€134.97 Million
US$151.31 Million
Draw Date
Sep 6, 2016
8.$150 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 6, 2005
9.$139 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 6, 2019
10.$133 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 5, 2015
11.$110 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 6, 2014
12.$108.8 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 7, 2011
13.$105 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 7, 2012
14.$102 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 6, 2006
15.$101 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 6, 2016
16.$100 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 5, 2018
17.$95 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 5, 2006
17.$95 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 6, 2013
17.$95 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 8, 2015
20.$92 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 6, 2008
21.$90 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 5, 2012
22.$85 Million
Florida
Lotto
Draw Date
Sep 7, 2002
23.$83 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 6, 2017
24.€66 Million
US$81.86 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Sep 9, 2005
25.$80 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 7, 2002

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1988
Monday, Sep 5, 1988
31 years old
1979
Wednesday, Sep 5, 1979
40 years old
1970
Saturday, Sep 5, 1970
49 years old
1970
Saturday, Sep 5, 1970
49 years old
1965
Sunday, Sep 5, 1965
54 years old
1958
Friday, Sep 5, 1958
61 years old
1952
Friday, Sep 5, 1952
67 years old
1952
Friday, Sep 5, 1952
67 years old
1949
Monday, Sep 5, 1949
70 years old
1948
Sunday, Sep 5, 1948
71 years old
1942
Saturday, Sep 5, 1942
77 years old
1938
Monday, Sep 5, 1938
81 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day

2012
An accidental explosion at a Turkish Army ammunition store in Afyon, western Turkey kills 25 soldiers and wounds four others.
1996
Hurricane Fran makes landfall near Cape Fear, North Carolina as a Category 3 storm with 115 mph sustained winds. Fran caused over $3 billion in damage and killed 27 people.
1991
The current international treaty defending indigenous peoples, Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention, 1989, comes into force.
1990
Sri Lankan Civil War: Sri Lankan Army soldiers slaughter 158 civilians.
1986
Pan Am Flight 73 from Mumbai, India with 358 people on board is hijacked at Karachi International Airport.
1984
STS-41-D: The Space Shuttle Discovery lands after its maiden voyage.
1984
Western Australia becomes the last Australian state to abolish capital punishment.
1980
The Gotthard Road Tunnel opens in Switzerland as the world's longest highway tunnel at 10.14 miles (16.32 km) stretching from Göschenen to Airolo.
1978
Camp David Accords: Menachem Begin and Anwar Sadat begin peace discussions at Camp David, Maryland.
1977
Voyager Program: NASA launches the Voyager 1 spacecraft.
1975
Sacramento, California: Lynette Fromme attempts to assassinate U.S. President Gerald Ford.
1972
Munich massacre: A Palestinian terrorist group called "Black September" attacks and takes hostage 11 Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympic Games. Two die in the attack and nine are murdered the following day.
1970
Vietnam War: Operation Jefferson Glenn begins: The United States 101st Airborne Division and the South Vietnamese 1st Infantry Division initiate a new operation in Thừa Thiên-Huế Province.
1970
Jochen Rindt becomes the only driver to posthumously win the Formula One World Drivers' Championship (in 1970), after being killed in practice for the Italian Grand Prix.
1969
My Lai Massacre: U.S. Army Lieutenant William Calley is charged with six specifications of premeditated murder for the death of 109 Vietnamese civilians in My Lai.
1960
Poet Léopold Sédar Senghor is the first elected President of Senegal.
1960
Muhammad Ali (then known as Cassius Clay) wins the gold medal in the light heavyweight boxing competition at the Olympic Games in Rome.
1957
Cuban Revolution: Fulgencio Batista bombs the revolt in Cienfuegos.
1948
In France, Robert Schuman becomes President of the Council while being Foreign minister; as such, he is the negotiator of the major treaties of the end of World War II.
1945
Cold War: Igor Gouzenko, a Soviet Union embassy clerk, defects to Canada, exposing Soviet espionage in North America, signalling the beginning of the Cold War.
1945
Iva Toguri D'Aquino, a Japanese American suspected of being wartime radio propagandist Tokyo Rose, is arrested in Yokohama.
1944
Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg constitute Benelux.
1943
World War II: The 503rd Parachute Infantry Regiment lands and occupies Lae Nadzab Airport, near Lae in the Salamaua-Lae campaign.
1942
World War II: Japanese high command orders withdrawal at Milne Bay, the first major Japanese defeat in land warfare during the Pacific War.
1941
Whole territory of Estonia is occupied by Nazi Germany.
1938
Chile: A group of youths affiliated with the fascist National Socialist Movement of Chile are executed after surrendering during a failed coup.
1937
Spanish Civil War: Llanes falls to the Nationalists following a one-day siege.
1932
The French Upper Volta is broken apart between Ivory Coast, French Sudan, and Niger.
1927
The first Oswald the Lucky Rabbit cartoon, Trolley Troubles, produced by Walt Disney, is released by Universal Pictures.
1921
Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle party in San Francisco ends with the death of the young actress Virginia Rappe: One of the first scandals of the Hollywood community.
1915
The pacifist Zimmerwald Conference begins.
1914
World War I: First Battle of the Marne begins. Northeast of Paris, the French attack and defeat German forces who are advancing on the capital.
1906
The first legal forward pass in American football is thrown by Bradbury Robinson of St. Louis University to teammate Jack Schneider in a 22-0 victory over Carroll College (Wisconsin).
1905
Russo-Japanese War: In New Hampshire, United States, the Treaty of Portsmouth, mediated by U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt, ends the war.
1887
A fire at the Theatre Royal, Exeter, kills 186.
1882
The first United States Labor Day parade is held in New York City.
1882
Tottenham Hotspur, a Premier League football club from North London, is founded (as Hotspur F.C.).
1877
American Indian Wars: Oglala Sioux chief Crazy Horse is bayoneted by a United States soldier after resisting confinement in a guardhouse at Fort Robinson in Nebraska.
1862
American Civil War: The Army of Northern Virginia crosses the Potomac River at White's Ford in the Maryland Campaign.
1839
The United Kingdom declares war on the Qing dynasty of China.
1836
Sam Houston is elected as the first president of the Republic of Texas.
1816
Louis XVIII has to dissolve the Chambre introuvable ("Unobtainable Chamber").
1812
War of 1812: The Siege of Fort Wayne begins when Chief Winamac's forces attack two soldiers returning from the fort's outhouses.
1798
Conscription is made mandatory in France by the Jourdan law.
1793
French Revolution: The French National Convention initiates the Reign of Terror.
1791
Olympe de Gouges writes the Declaration of the Rights of Woman and of the Female Citizen.
1781
Battle of the Chesapeake in the American Revolutionary War: The British Navy is repelled by the French Navy, contributing to the British surrender at Yorktown.
1774
First Continental Congress assembles in Philadelphia.
1725
Wedding of Louis XV and Maria Leszczyńska.
1698
In an effort to Westernize his nobility, Tsar Peter I of Russia imposes a tax on beards for all men except the clergy and peasantry.
1697
War of the Grand Alliance : A French warship commanded by Captain Pierre Le Moyne d'Iberville defeated an English squadron at the Battle of Hudson's Bay.
1666
Great Fire of London ends: Ten thousand buildings, including Old St Paul's Cathedral, are destroyed, but only six people are known to have died.
1661
Fall of Nicolas Fouquet: Louis XIV Superintendent of Finances is arrested in Nantes by D'Artagnan, captain of the king's musketeers.
1590
Alexander Farnese's army forces Henry IV of France to lift the siege of Paris.
917
Liu Yan declares himself emperor, establishing the Southern Han state in southern China, at his capital of Panyu.

Births On This Day

1996
Richairo Živković, Dutch footballer
1996
Sigrid, Norwegian singer
1995
Szabina Szlavikovics, Hungarian tennis player
1994
Gregorio Paltrinieri, Italian swimmer
1991
Zeki Yavru, Turkish footballer
1990
Antonio Esposito, Italian footballer
1990
Francesca Segarelli, Dominican tennis player
1990
Lance Stephenson, American basketball player
1990
Yuna Kim, South Korean figure skater
1990
Franco Zuculini, Argentinian footballer
1989
Elena Delle Donne, American basketball player
1989
José Ángel Valdés, Spanish footballer
1989
Ben Youngs, English rugby player
1988
Denni Avdić, Swedish footballer
1988
Felipe Caicedo, Ecuadorian footballer
1986
Colt McCoy, American football player
1986
Pragyan Ojha, Indian cricketer
1985
Ryan Guy, American soccer player
1984
Chris Anker Sørensen, Danish cyclist
1983
Eugen Bopp, Ukrainian-German footballer
1983
Pablo Granoche, Uruguayan footballer
1983
Lincoln Riley, American football coach
1983
Antony Sweeney, English footballer
1982
Alexandre Geijo, Spanish-Swiss footballer
1981
Daniel Moreno, Spanish cyclist
1981
Kai Rüütel, Estonian opera singer
1981
Filippo Volandri, Italian tennis player
1980
Franco Costanzo, Argentinian footballer
1980
Kevin Simm, British singer
1979
John Carew, Norwegian footballer
1979
Stacey Dales, Canadian basketball player and sportscaster
1979
Julien Lizeroux, French skier
1979
Salvatore Mastronunzio, Italian footballer
1979
George O'Callaghan, Irish footballer
1978
Laura Bertram, Canadian actress
1978
Chris Jack, New Zealand rugby player
1978
Sylvester Joseph, Antiguan cricketer
1978
Zhang Zhong, Chinese chess player
1977
Rosevelt Colvin, American football player and sportscaster
1977
Joseba Etxeberria, Spanish footballer
1977
Minoru Fujita, Japanese wrestler
1977
Nazr Mohammed, American basketball player
1976
Tatiana Gutsu, Ukrainian gymnast
1975
Rod Barajas, American baseball player and manager
1975
George Boateng, Dutch footballer and manager
1975
Randy Choate, American baseball player
1975
Matt Geyer, Australian rugby league player and coach
1974
Rawl Lewis, Grenadian cricketer
1974
Ken-Marti Vaher, Estonian politician, Estonian Minister of the Interior
1973
Paddy Considine, English actor, director, and screenwriter
1973
Rose McGowan, American actress
1972
Shane Sewell, Canadian-American wrestler and referee
1972
Guy Whittall, Zimbabwean cricketer
1971
Adam Hollioake, Australian cricketer and mixed martial artist
1970
Liam Lynch, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, puppeteer, and director
1970
Mohammad Rafique, Bangladeshi cricketer
1970
Gilbert Remulla, Filipino journalist and politician
1970
Johnny Vegas, English actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1969
Leonardo Araújo, Brazilian footballer and manager
1969
Mariko Kouda, Japanese voice actress, singer, and radio host
1969
Mark Ramprakash, English cricketer and coach
1969
Dweezil Zappa, American actor and musician
1968
Serhiy Kovalets, Ukrainian footballer and manager
1968
Dennis Scott, American basketball player and sportscaster
1968
Robin van der Laan, Dutch footballer and coach
1968
Brad Wilk, American singer-songwriter and drummer
1967
Matthias Sammer, German footballer and manager
1967
Jane Sixsmith, English field hockey player
1966
Achero Mañas, Spanish actor, director, and screenwriter
1966
Milinko Pantić, Serbian footballer and manager
1965
David Brabham, Australian race car driver
1965
Hoshitango Imachi, Japanese wrestler
1965
Nick Talbot, English geneticist and academic
1964
Frank Farina, Australian footballer and manager
1964
Sergei Loznitsa, Belarusian-Ukrainian director and screenwriter
1964
Ken Norman, American basketball player
1964
Thomas Mikal Ford, American actor (d. 2016)
1963
Juan Alderete, American bass player and songwriter
1963
Jeff Brantley, American baseball player and sportscaster
1963
Terry Ellis, American R&B singer-songwriter (En Vogue) and actress
1963
Taki Inoue, Japanese race car driver and manager
1962
Tracy Edwards, English sailor and coach
1962
John McGrath, Welsh businessman
1961
Marc-André Hamelin, Canadian pianist and composer
1960
Don Kulick, Swedish anthropologist and academic
1959
Frank Schirrmacher, German journalist and publisher (d. 2014)
1958
Lars Danielsson, Swedish bassist, composer, and producer
1957
Rudi Gores, German footballer and manager
1957
Peter Winnen, Dutch cyclist
1956
Roine Stolt, Swedish singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1954
Richard Austin, Jamaican footballer and cricketer (d. 2015)
1954
Frederick Kempe, American journalist and author
1953
Victor Davis Hanson, American historian and journalist
1953
Murray Mexted, New Zealand rugby player and sportscaster
1953
Eiki Nestor, Estonian engineer and politician, Estonian Minister of Social Affairs
1953
Paul Piché, Canadian singer-songwriter
1952
David Glen Eisley, American rock singer-songwriter (Giuffria) and actor
1951
Paul Breitner, German footballer
1951
Michael Keaton, American actor and producer
1951
Jamie Oldaker, American drummer and percussionist
1950
Rosie Cooper, English businesswoman and politician
1950
Cathy Guisewite, American cartoonist, created Cathy
1949
Clem Clempson, English guitarist and songwriter
1948
Benita Ferrero-Waldner, Austrian lawyer, politician, and diplomat, Foreign Minister of Austria
1947
Mel Collins, Manx saxophonist and flute player
1947
Chip Davis, American pianist, songwriter, and producer
1947
Buddy Miles, American singer-songwriter and drummer (d. 2008)
1947
Bruce Yardley, Australian cricketer and sportscaster (d. 2019)
1946
Kyongae Chang, South Korean astrophysicist and academic
1946
Dennis Dugan, American actor and director
1946
Dean Ford, Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist (Marmalade)
1946
Freddie Mercury, Tanzanian-English singer-songwriter and producer (d. 1991)
1946
Loudon Wainwright III, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
1945
Eva Bergman, Swedish director and screenwriter
1945
Al Stewart, Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist
1944
Dario Bellezza, Italian poet, author, and playwright (d. 1996)
1944
Gareth Evans, Australian lawyer and politician, 33rd Australian Minister of Foreign Affairs
1943
Dulce Saguisag, Filipino social worker and politician, 10th Filipino Secretary of Social Welfare and Development (d. 2007)
1942
Werner Herzog, German actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1942
Eduardo Mata, Mexican conductor and composer (d. 1995)
1941
Dave Dryden, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1940
Valerie Howarth, Baroness Howarth of Breckland, English politician
1940
Raquel Welch, American actress and singer
1939
Claudette Colvin, American nurse and activist
1939
William Devane, American actor, director, and screenwriter
1939
George Lazenby, Australian actor
1939
John Stewart, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2008)
1939
George Tremlett, English journalist, author, and politician
1938
John Ferguson, Sr., Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and manager (d. 2007)
1938
Doreen Massey, Baroness Massey of Darwen, English politician
1937
Antonio Valentín Angelillo, Argentinian footballer and manager
1937
Dick Clement, English director, producer, and screenwriter
1936
Robert Burns, Canadian lawyer and politician (d. 2014)
1936
John Danforth, American politician and diplomat, 24th United States Ambassador to the United Nations
1936
Jonathan Kozol, American sociologist, author, and educator
1936
Bill Mazeroski, American baseball player and coach
1936
Knuts Skujenieks, Latvian poet, journalist, and translator
1935
Werner Erhard, American author and philanthropist, founded Werner Erhard and Associates and The Hunger Project
1935
Helen Gifford, Australian composer and educator
1934
Paul Josef Cordes, German cardinal
1934
Dennis Letts, American actor and educator (d. 2008)
1934
Kevin McNamara, English politician, Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
1933
Francisco Javier Errázuriz Ossa, Chilean cardinal
1932
Carol Lawrence, American actress and singer
1932
Robert H. Dennard, American electrical engineer and inventor
1929
Bob Newhart, American comedian and actor
1929
Andriyan Nikolayev, Russian general, pilot, and astronaut (d. 2004)
1928
Joyce Hatto, English pianist and educator (d. 2006)
1928
Albert Mangelsdorff, German trombonist and educator (d. 2005)
1927
Paul Volcker, American economist and academic
1925
Justin Kaplan, American author (d. 2014)
1924
Paul Dietzel, American football player and coach (d. 2013)
1924
Frank Armitage, Australian-American artist (d. 2016)
1923
David Hamer, Australian captain and politician (d. 2002)
1923
Ken Meuleman, Australian cricketer (d. 2004)
1922
Denys Wilkinson, English physicist and academic (d. 2016)
1921
Murray Henderson, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 2013)
1921
Jack Valenti, American businessman, created the MPAA film rating system (d. 2007)
1920
Peter Racine Fricker, English-American composer and educator (d. 1990)
1920
Fons Rademakers, Dutch-Swiss actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2007)
1919
Elisabeth Volkenrath, German SS officer (d. 1945)
1918
Luis Alcoriza, Mexican actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1992)
1918
Bob Katter, Sr., Australian captain and politician (d. 1990)
1917
Pedro E. Guerrero, American photographer (d. 2012)
1917
Sören Nordin, Swedish harness racer and trainer (d. 2008)
1916
Frank Shuster, Canadian comedian, actor, and screenwriter (d. 2002)
1916
Frank Yerby, American novelist (d. 1991)
1914
Stuart Freeborn, English make up artist (d. 2013)
1914
Gail Kubik, American violinist, composer, and educator (d. 1984)
1914
Nicanor Parra, Chilean physicist, mathematician, and poet (d. 2018)
1912
John Cage, American composer and theorist (d. 1992)
1912
Kristina Söderbaum, Swedish-German actress and photographer (d. 2001)
1912
Frank Thomas, American voice actor, animator, and screenwriter (d. 2004)
1910
Leila Mackinlay, English author (d. 1996)
1910
Phiroze Palia, Indian cricketer (d. 1981)
1909
Hans Carste, German pianist and conductor (d. 1971)
1909
Bernard Delfont, Russian-English talent manager (d. 1994)
1909
Archie Jackson, Scottish-Australian cricketer (d. 1933)
1908
Josué de Castro, Brazilian physician, geographer, and activist (d. 1973)
1908
Joaquín Nin-Culmell, German-American pianist and composer (d. 2004)
1908
Cecilia Seghizzi, Italian composer and painter
1906
Ralston Crawford, American painter, lithographer, and photographer (d. 1978)
1906
Sunnyland Slim, American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 1995)
1905
Maurice Challe, French general (d. 1979)
1905
Arthur Koestler, Hungarian-English journalist and author (d. 1983)
1905
Justiniano Montano, Filipino lawyer and politician (d. 2005)
1904
Vera Bradford, Australian pianist and educator (d. 2004)
1902
Jean Dalrymple, American playwright, producer, manager, and publicist (d. 1998)
1902
Darryl F. Zanuck, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1979)
1901
Florence Eldridge, American actress (d. 1988)
1901
Mario Scelba, Italian politician, 33rd Prime Minister of Italy (d. 1991)
1899
Humphrey Cobb, American author and screenwriter (d. 1944)
1899
Helen Creighton, Canadian author and educator (d. 1989)
1897
Morris Carnovsky, American actor (d. 1992)
1897
Arthur Nielsen, American market analyst, founded ACNielsen (d. 1980)
1892
Joseph Szigeti, Hungarian violinist and educator (d. 1973)
1888
Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, Indian philosopher and politician, 2nd President of India (d. 1975)
1883
Otto Erich Deutsch, Austrian musicologist and scholar (d. 1967)
1881
Otto Bauer, Austrian philosopher and politician, Foreign Minister of Austria (d. 1938)
1881
Henry Maitland Wilson, 1st Baron Wilson, English field marshal (d. 1964)
1880
José María of Manila, Spanish-Filipino priest and martyr (d. 1936)
1876
Wilhelm Ritter von Leeb, German field marshal (d. 1956)
1874
Nap Lajoie, American baseball player and manager (d. 1959)
1873
Cornelius Vanderbilt III, American general and engineer (d. 1942)
1872
V. O. Chidambaram Pillai, Indian lawyer and politician (d. 1936)
1872
Horace Rice, Australian tennis player (d. 1950)
1871
Friedrich Akel, Estonian physician and politician, Head of State of Estonia (d 1941)
1867
Amy Beach, American pianist and composer (d. 1944)
1856
Thomas E. Watson, American lawyer, publisher, and politician (d. 1922)
1847
Jesse James, American outlaw (d. 1882)
1836
Justiniano Borgoño, Peruvian soldier and politician, 57th President of Peru (d. 1921)
1833
George Huntington Hartford, American businessman (d. 1917)
1831
Victorien Sardou, French author and playwright (d. 1908)
1829
Lester Allan Pelton, American inventor (d. 1908)
1827
Goffredo Mameli, Italian poet and songwriter (d. 1849)
1826
John Wisden, English cricketer and businessman (d. 1884)
1818
Edmund Kennedy, Australian explorer and surveyor (d. 1848)
1817
Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, Russian poet, author, and playwright (d. 1875)
1806
Christophe Léon Louis Juchault de Lamoricière, French general and politician, French Minister of War (d. 1865)
1792
Ours-Pierre-Armand Petit-Dufrénoy, French geologist and mineralogist (d. 1857)
1791
Giacomo Meyerbeer, German pianist and composer (d. 1864)
1787
François Sulpice Beudant, French mineralogist and geologist (d. 1850)
1781
Anton Diabelli, Austrian composer and publisher (d. 1858)
1775
Juan Martín Díez, Spanish general (d. 1825)
1774
Caspar David Friedrich, German painter and etcher (d. 1840)
1772
Fath-Ali Shah Qajar, Iranian king (d. 1834)
1771
Archduke Charles, Duke of Teschen (d. 1847)
1769
John Shortland, English commander (d. 1810)
1750
Robert Fergusson, Scottish poet and author (d. 1774)
1735
Johann Christian Bach, German-English viol player and composer (d. 1782)
1725
Jean-Étienne Montucla, French mathematician and theorist (d. 1799)
1722
Frederick Christian, Prince-Elector of Saxony (d. 1763)
1695
Carl Gustaf Tessin, Swedish politician and diplomat (d. 1770)
1694
František Václav Míča, Czech conductor and composer (d. 1744)
1667
Giovanni Girolamo Saccheri, Italian priest, mathematician, and philosopher (d. 1733)
1666
Gottfried Arnold, German historian and theologian (d. 1714)
1651
William Dampier, English explorer (d. 1715)
1642
Maria of Orange-Nassau, Dutch princess (d. 1688)
1641
Robert Spencer, 2nd Earl of Sunderland, English diplomat (d. 1702)
1638
Louis XIV, king of France (d. 1715)
1568
Tommaso Campanella, Italian poet, philosopher, and theologian (d. 1639)
1567
Date Masamune, Japanese daimyō (d. 1636)
1540
Magnus of Holstein, prince of Denmark (d. 1583)
1533
Jacopo Zabarella, Italian philosopher and logician (d. 1589)
1500
Maria of Jever, ruler of the Lordship of Jever (d. 1575)
1451
Isabel Neville, daughter of Richard Neville (d. 1476)
1319
Peter IV, king of Aragon (d. 1387)
1201
Alix of Thouars, duchess of Brittany (d. 1221)
1187
Louis VIII, king of France (d. 1226)
989
Fan Zhongyan, Chinese chancellor (d. 1052)
699
Abu Hanifa, Iraqi scholar (d. 767)

Deaths On This Day

2018
Bhagwatikumar Sharma, Indian Gujarati writer and journalist (b. 1934)
2018
Beatriz Segall, Brazilian actress (b. 1926)
2016
Hugh O'Brian, American actor (b. 1925)
2016
Phyllis Schlafly, American lawyer, writer, and political activist (b. 1924)
2015
Goh Eng Wah, Malaysian-Singaporean businessman, founded Eng Wah Global (b. 1923)
2015
Aadesh Shrivastava, Indian singer-songwriter (b. 1964)
2015
Chester Stranczek, American baseball player and businessman (b. 1929)
2014
Bruce Morton, American journalist (b. 1930)
2014
Mara Neusel, German mathematician, author, and academic (b. 1964)
2013
Edwin Bideau, American lawyer and politician (b. 1950)
2013
Geoffrey Goodman, English pilot, journalist, and author (b. 1922)
2013
Isamu Jordan, American journalist and academic (b. 1975)
2012
Ediz Bahtiyaroğlu, Turkish-Bosnian footballer (b. 1986)
2012
Ian Dick, Australian cricketer and field hockey player (b. 1926)
2012
Victoria Fyodorova, Russian-American actress and author (b. 1946)
2012
John Oaksey, English jockey and journalist (b. 1929)
2010
Hedley Beare, Australian author and academic (b. 1932)
2010
Guillaume Cornelis van Beverloo, Belgian-Dutch poet and painter (b. 1922)
2009
Gani Fawehinmi, Nigerian lawyer and activist (b. 1938)
2007
Jennifer Dunn, American engineer and politician (b. 1941)
2007
Paul Gillmor, American lawyer and politician (b. 1939)
2007
Thomas Hansen, Norwegian singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1976)
2007
D. James Kennedy, American pastor and author (b. 1930)
2007
Nikos Nikolaidis, Greek director and screenwriter (b. 1939)
2005
Roberto Viaux, Chilean general (b. 1917)
2003
Gisele MacKenzie, Canadian-American singer and actress (b. 1927)
2002
David Todd Wilkinson, American cosmologist and astronomer (b. 1935)
2001
Justin Wilson, American chef and author (b. 1914)
2001
Vladimir Žerjavić, Croatian economist and academic (b. 1912)
2000
Roy Fredericks, Guyanese cricketer and politician (b. 1942)
2000
Abdul Haris Nasution, Indonesian general and politician, 12th Indonesian Minister of Defense (b. 1918)
1999
Alan Clark, English historian and politician, Minister for Defence Procurement (b. 1928)
1999
Allen Funt, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1914)
1999
Bryce Mackasey, Canadian businessman and politician, Postmaster General of Canada (b. 1921)
1998
Ferdinand Biondi, Canadian radio host (b. 1909)
1998
Willem Drees, Jr., Dutch economist and politician, Dutch Minister of Transport (b. 1922)
1998
Verner Panton, Danish interior designer (b. 1926)
1998
Leo Penn, American actor and director (b. 1921)
1997
Leon Edel, American author and critic (b. 1907)
1997
Georg Solti, Hungarian conductor and director (b. 1912)
1997
Mother Teresa, Albanian-Indian nun, missionary, and saint, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1910)
1996
Basil Salvadore D'Souza, Indian bishop (b. 1926)
1995
Benyamin Sueb, Indonesian comedian, actor, and singer (b. 1939)
1995
Salil Chowdhury, Indian music composer, who mainly composed for Bengali, Hindi, Malayalam film and other films. (b. 1922)
1994
Shimshon Amitsur, Israeli mathematician and scholar (b. 1921)
1994
John Newman, Australian politician (b. 1946)
1993
Claude Renoir, French cinematographer (b. 1914)
1992
Fritz Leiber, American author and poet (b. 1910)
1991
Sharad Joshi, Indian author and poet (b. 1931)
1990
Hugh Foot, Baron Caradon, English academic and diplomat (b. 1907)
1990
Jerry Iger, American cartoonist and publisher, co-founded Eisner & Iger (b. 1903)
1990
Ivan Mihailov, Bulgarian politician (b. 1896)
1989
Philip Baxter, Welsh-English engineer and academic (b. 1905)
1988
Gert Fröbe, German actor and singer (b. 1913)
1986
Neerja Bhanot, Indian model and youngest recipient of country's highest peacetime military award Ashok Chakra (b. 1963)
1985
Johannes Hint, Estonian engineer (b. 1914)
1984
Adam Malik, Indonesian politician and diplomat, 3rd Vice President of Indonesia (b. 1917)
1984
Jane Roberts, American psychic and author (b. 1929)
1982
Douglas Bader, English captain and pilot (b. 1910)
1980
Don Banks, Australian composer and educator (b. 1923)
1979
Alberto di Jorio, Italian cardinal (b. 1884)
1977
Marcel Thiry, Belgian poet and activist (b. 1897)
1973
Jack Fournier, American baseball player and coach (b. 1889)
1972
Alan Kippax, Australian cricketer and businessman (b. 1897)
1970
Jochen Rindt, German-Austrian race car driver (b. 1942)
1966
Dezső Lauber, Hungarian golfer, tennis player, and architect (b. 1879)
1965
Thomas Johnston, Scottish journalist and politician, Secretary of State for Scotland (b. 1882)
1955
Haydn Bunton, Sr., Australian footballer and coach (b. 1911)
1954
Eugen Schiffer, German lawyer and politician, Vice-Chancellor of Germany (b. 1860)
1953
Richard Walther Darré, Argentinian-German agronomist and politician (b. 1895)
1948
Richard C. Tolman, American physicist and chemist (b. 1881)
1945
Clem Hill, Australian cricketer and footballer (b. 1877)
1942
François de Labouchère, French soldier and pilot (b. 1917)
1936
Gustave Kahn, French poet and critic (b. 1859)
1934
Sidney Myer, Russian-Australian businessman, founded Myer Stores (b. 1878)
1932
Francisco Acebal, Spanish journalist, author, and playwright (b. 1866)
1932
Paul Bern, German-American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1889)
1931
John Thomson, Scottish footballer (b. 1909)
1930
Robert Means Thompson, American soldier, businessman, and philanthropist (b. 1849)
1926
Karl Harrer, German journalist and politician (b. 1890)
1922
Georgette Agutte, French painter (b. 1867)
1920
Robert Harron, American actor (b. 1893)
1917
Marian Smoluchowski, Austrian-Polish physicist and mountaineer (b. 1872)
1912
Arthur MacArthur, Jr., American general (b. 1845)
1909
Louis Bouveault, French chemist (b. 1864)
1906
Ludwig Boltzmann, Austrian physicist and philosopher (b. 1844)
1902
Rudolf Virchow, German anthropologist, pathologist, and biologist (b. 1821)
1901
Ignacij Klemenčič, Slovenian physicist and academic (b. 1853)
1898
Sarah Emma Edmonds, Canadian-American nurse, soldier, and spy (b. 1841)
1894
George Stoneman, Jr., United States Army cavalry officer (b. 1822)
1877
Crazy Horse, American tribal leader (b. 1849)
1876
Manuel Blanco Encalada, Chilean admiral and politician, 1st President of Chile (b. 1790)
1857
Auguste Comte, French sociologist and philosopher (b. 1798)
1838
Charles Percier, French architect and interior decorator (b. 1764)
1836
Ferdinand Raimund, Austrian actor and playwright (b. 1790)
1803
Pierre Choderlos de Laclos, French general and author (b. 1741)
1803
François Devienne, French flute player and composer (b. 1759)
1786
Jonas Hanway, English merchant and philanthropist (b. 1712)
1734
Nicolas Bernier, French composer (b. 1664)
1629
Domenico Allegri, Italian singer-songwriter (b. 1585)
1607
Pomponne de Bellièvre, French politician, Chancellor of France (b. 1529)
1569
Edmund Bonner, Bishop of London (b. c. 1500)
1562
Katharina Zell, German Protestant reformer (b. 1497)
1548
Catherine Parr, Sixth and last Queen of Henry VIII of England (b. c. 1512)
1526
Alonso de Salazar, Spanish explorer
1336
Charles d'Évreux, count of Étampes (b. 1305)
1311
Amadeus Aba, Hungarian oligarch
1235
Henry I, duke of Brabant (b. 1165)
1165
Nijō, emperor of Japan (b. 1143)
714
Shang, emperor of the Tang Dynasty
590
Authari, Lombard king (b. 540)