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On This Day in History:  September 8

September 8 is the 251st day of the year (252nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 114 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2016
California man credits Virgin Mary with $1.2M lottery win. An 86-year-old California man said the Virgin Mary may have had something to do with his $696,000 California Lottery payout.
2016
SC Lottery director stepping down. Paula Harper Bethea is stepping down as executive director of the South Carolina Education Lottery.
2015
Maryland's No. 1 lottery retailer revealed. Maryland's No. 1 lottery retailer, which relies on homespun ambience created by scores of everyday players, was the only outlet in the state to surpass $500,000 in commissions from selling and cashing tickets during the year.
2015
Alabama lottery talk renews in upcoming special session. Some Alabama legislators anticipate renewed debate over a state lottery in the upcoming special session but are also uncertain if the idea has much of a chance.
2012
Illinois Lottery launching a new game Sunday. The Illinois Lottery is launching a new game called My3 this weekend.
2012
Hoosier Lottery director offers reassurances on outsourcing. Indiana won't turn its lottery over to a private company if bidders don't meet the state's high standards, the executive director of the Hoosier Lottery said Friday.
2011
Maryland has its first Powerball lottery jackpot winner. For the first time since Powerball lottery tickets went on sale in Maryland in Jan. 2010, a ticket sold in the state of Maryland won the Powerball jackpot.
2010
Pick 3 'triple' pays out record $2.88M to N.C. Lottery players. Triple digits paid off in a big way for North Carolina Pick 3 players in the Monday, Sept. 6 evening drawing.
2009
Lottery vending machines rolled out across Florida. Florida state leaders are making the instant gratification of scratch-off tickets even more instant -- installing 1,000 ticket vending machines at lottery retailers across Florida, primarily supermarkets.
2008
UNC Charlotte student wins $1M lottery jackpot. A UNC Charlotte freshman nursing student is one of the lucky winners of a scratch-off lottery game for $1 million.
2008
Law creating N.C. Lottery to be reviewed by state's Supreme Court. North Carolina's highest court will decide whether the Legislature approved properly a bill that created the state's education lottery.
2006
Online gambling executive arrested on state charges. Gambling industry experts agree: If you operate an offshore gaming Web site, stay out of the U.S.
2006
Another online gambling executive arrested in U.S.. Internet gambling stocks took a dive today after a second sports betting company executive was arrested by United States authorities.
2006
Fort Knox soldier almost trashed winning lottery ticket. A soldier stationed at Fort Knox apparently made the right decision when he sifted through his trash to check if his lottery tickets were worth anything.
2005
Play The N.C. Lottery Over The Internet? It Could Happen. The lottery bill that North Carolina Governor Mike Easley signed into law last week allows something no other state does: online gaming.
2004
Mass. Lottery to host 'retirement party' for Mass Millions game. Treasurer Tim Cahill and Massachusetts State Lottery Director Joe Sullivan will mark the last drawing of the Mass Millions game by throwing a "retirement party" for the game and by unveiling the Lottery's new numbers game.
2004
Mega Millions lottery jackpot increases to $39 million. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery grew to $39 million Wednesday.
2003
Tenn. Lottery Could Include Satellite Network. A legislative sponsor of Tennessee's lottery law says the game could be a high-tech operation when retailers start selling tickets.
2003
Statement of Gov. Sonny Perdue About the Resignation of Rebecca Paul. Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue issued a statement today regarding the resignation of Rebecca Paul as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Georgia Lottery Corporation.
2003
Miller, Barnes say Paul will be missed at Georgia lottery. A Georgia lottery that could fall short of funding two nationally acclaimed education programs in as little as three years now must operate without the woman who guided it for 10 years. Rebecca Paul said Monday she is leaving to run the Tennessee games.
2003
What if group buys winning lottery ticket?. Advice for a club which buys lottery tickets for its members.
2003
Giant lottery operator GTECH wants to add Tennessee to its clientele. GTECH is the company to beat when Tennessee opens the competition for the state's lottery contract. About $220 million to $240 million in annual sales is projected for Tennessee's lottery, which could be up and running next year.
2003
GTech has winning lottery ticket, checkered past. A Rhode Island company that practically built the nation's state lottery business just added the Florida Lottery as the missing gem to its crown jewels.
2003
Georgia's Lottery Director to Quit. Rebecca Paul, who started Georgia's lottery and has been its only director for 10 years, is jumping ship to run the startup lottery for neighboring Tennessee.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$248.3 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 11, 2013
2.$207 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 11, 2018
3.$205 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 10, 2016
4.€146 Million
US$200.63 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Sep 9, 2011
5.$172 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 9, 2005
6.€149 Million
US$164.56 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Sep 10, 2019
7.$154 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 10, 2019
8.€136.21 Million
US$153.49 Million
Draw Date
Sep 8, 2016
9.$149 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 9, 2015
10.$127 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 10, 2014
11.$120 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 11, 2012
12.$119 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 9, 2006
13.$114 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 8, 2018
13.$114 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 8, 2006
15.$111 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 9, 2016
16.$106 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 10, 2013
17.$102 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 10, 2008
17.$102 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 9, 2017
19.$100 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 8, 2012
20.$95 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 8, 2015
21.$88 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 11, 2002
22.€66 Million
US$81.86 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Sep 9, 2005
23.€61.17 Million
US$79.18 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Sep 12, 2014
24.$70 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 10, 2005
24.$70 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 8, 2017

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1991
Sunday, Sep 8, 1991
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1990
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1989
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1985
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1984
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1984
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1983
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1982
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1979
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1975
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1972
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1969
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1967
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1967
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1966
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1965
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1962
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1961
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1956
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1955
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1953
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1952
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1950
Friday, Sep 8, 1950
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1947
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1935
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1933
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Worldwide Events On This Day

2016
NASA launches OSIRIS-REx, its first asteroid sample return mission. The probe will visit 101955 Bennu and is expected to return with samples in 2023.
2005
Two Ilyushin Il-76 aircraft from EMERCOM land at a disaster aid staging area at Little Rock Air Force Base; the first time Russia has flown such a mission to North America.
2004
NASA's unmanned spacecraft Genesis crash-lands when its parachute fails to open.
1994
USAir Flight 427, on approach to Pittsburgh International Airport, suddenly crashes in clear weather killing all 132 aboard; resulting in the most extensive aviation investigation in world history and altering manufacturing practices in the industry.
1991
The Republic of Macedonia becomes independent.
1989
Partnair Flight 394 dives into the North Sea, killing 55 people. The investigation showed that the tail of the plane vibrated loose in flight due to sub-standard connecting bolts that had been fraudulently sold as aircraft-grade.
1988
Yellowstone National Park is closed for the first time in U.S. history due to ongoing fires.
1978
Black Friday, a massacre by soldiers against protesters in Tehran, results in 700-3000 deaths, it marks the beginning of the end of the monarchy in Iran.
1975
Gays in the military: US Air Force Tech Sergeant Leonard Matlovich, a decorated veteran of the Vietnam War, appears in his Air Force uniform on the cover of Time magazine with the headline "I Am A Homosexual". He is given a general discharge, later upgraded to honorable.
1974
Watergate scandal: US President Gerald Ford signs the pardon of Richard Nixon for any crimes Nixon may have committed while in office.
1971
In Washington, D.C., the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is inaugurated, with the opening feature being the premiere of Leonard Bernstein's Mass.
1966
The landmark American science fiction television series Star Trek premieres with its first-aired episode, "The Man Trap".
1962
Last run of the famous Pines Express over the Somerset and Dorset Railway line (UK) fittingly using the last steam locomotive built by British Railways, BR Standard Class 9F 92220 Evening Star.
1960
In Huntsville, Alabama, US President Dwight D. Eisenhower formally dedicates the Marshall Space Flight Center (NASA had already activated the facility on July 1).
1954
The Southeast Asia Treaty Organization (SEATO) is established.
1952
The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation makes its first televised broadcast on the second escape of the Boyd Gang.
1946
The referendum abolishes the monarchy in Bulgaria.
1945
The division of Korea begins when United States troops arrive to partition the southern part of Korea in response to Soviet troops occupying the northern part of the peninsula a month earlier.
1944
World War II: London is hit by a V-2 rocket for the first time.
1943
World War II: The O.B.S. (German General Headquarters for the Mediterranean zone) is attacked in an air raid on Frascati.
1943
World War II: United States General Dwight D. Eisenhower publicly announces the armistice with Italy.
1941
World War II: German forces begin the Siege of Leningrad.
1935
US Senator from Louisiana Huey Long is fatally shot in the Louisiana State Capitol building.
1934
Off the New Jersey coast, a fire aboard the passenger liner SS Morro Castle kills 137 people.
1933
Ghazi bin Faisal became King of Iraq.
1930
3M begins marketing Scotch transparent tape.
1926
Germany is admitted to the League of Nations.
1925
Rif War: Spanish forces including troops from the Foreign Legion under Colonel Francisco Franco landing at Al Hoceima, Morocco.
1923
Honda Point disaster: Nine US Navy destroyers run aground off the California coast. Seven are lost, and twenty-three sailors killed.
1921
Margaret Gorman, a 16-year-old, wins the Atlantic City Pageant's Golden Mermaid trophy; pageant officials later dubbed her the first Miss America.
1916
In a bid to prove that women were capable of serving as military dispatch riders, Augusta and Adeline Van Buren arrive in Los Angeles, completing a 60-day, 5,500 mile cross-country trip on motorcycles.
1914
World War I: Private Thomas Highgate becomes the first British soldier to be executed for desertion during the war.
1905
The 7.2 Mw Calabria earthquake shakes southern Italy with a maximum Mercalli intensity of XI (Extreme), killing between 557 and 2,500 people.
1900
Galveston hurricane: A powerful hurricane hits Galveston, Texas killing about 8,000 people.
1892
The Pledge of Allegiance is first recited.
1888
Isaac Peral's submarine is first tested.
1888
In London, the body of Jack the Ripper's second murder victim, Annie Chapman, is found.
1888
In England, the first six Football League matches are played.
1883
The Northern Pacific Railway (reporting mark NP) was completed in a ceremony at Gold Creek, Montana. Former president Ulysses S. Grant drove in the final "golden spike" in an event attended by rail and political luminaries.
1863
American Civil War: In the Second Battle of Sabine Pass, a small Confederate force thwarts a Union invasion of Texas.
1862
Millennium of Russia monument is unveiled in Novgorod.
1860
The steamship PS Lady Elgin sinks on Lake Michigan, with the loss of around 300 lives.
1831
William IV and Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen are crowned King and Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
1831
November uprising: The Battle of Warsaw effectively ends the Polish insurrection.
1810
The Tonquin sets sail from New York Harbor with 33 employees of John Jacob Astor's newly created Pacific Fur Company on board. After a six-month journey around the tip of South America, the ship arrives at the mouth of the Columbia River and Astor's men establish the fur-trading town of Astoria, Oregon.
1796
French Revolutionary Wars: Battle of Bassano: French forces defeat Austrian troops at Bassano del Grappa.
1793
French Revolutionary Wars: Battle of Hondschoote.
1781
American Revolutionary War: The Battle of Eutaw Springs in South Carolina, the war's last significant battle in the Southern theater, ends in a narrow British tactical victory.
1775
The unsuccessful Rising of the Priests in Malta.
1761
Marriage of King George III of the United Kingdom to Duchess Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz.
1756
French and Indian War: Kittanning Expedition.
1755
French and Indian War: Battle of Lake George.
1727
A barn fire during a puppet show in the village of Burwell in Cambridgeshire, England kills 78 people, many of whom are children.
1655
Warsaw falls without resistance to a small force under the command of Charles X Gustav of Sweden during The Deluge, making it the first time the city is captured by a foreign army.
1612
The foundation day in São Luís, Maranhão, Brazil.
1565
St. Augustine, Florida is founded by Spanish admiral and Florida's first governor, Pedro Menéndez de Avilés.
1565
The Knights of Malta lift the Ottoman siege of Malta that began on May 18.
1551
The foundation day in Vitória, Brazil.
1522
Magellan-Elcano circumnavigation: Victoria arrives at Seville, technically completing the first circumnavigation.
1514
Battle of Orsha: In one of the biggest battles of the century, Lithuanians and Poles defeat the Russian army.
1504
Michelangelo's David is unveiled in Piazza della Signoria in Florence.
1380
Battle of Kulikovo: Russian forces defeat a mixed army of Tatars and Mongols, stopping their advance.
1331
Stefan Dušan declares himself king of Serbia.
1276
Pope John XXI is chosen.
1264
The Statute of Kalisz, guaranteeing Jews safety and personal liberties and giving battei din jurisdiction over Jewish matters, is promulgated by Bolesław the Pious, Duke of Greater Poland.
1253
Pope Innocent IV canonises Stanislaus of Szczepanów, killed by king Bolesław II.
1198
Philip of Swabia, Prince of Hohenstaufen, is crowned King of Germany (King of the Romans)
1100
Election of Antipope Theodoric.
617
Battle of Huoyi: Li Yuan defeats a Sui dynasty army, opening the path to his capture of the imperial capital Chang'an and the eventual establishment of the Tang dynasty.

Births On This Day

1998
Matheus Leist, Brazilian racing driver
1995
Ellie Black, Canadian gymnast
1994
Marco Benassi, Italian footballer
1994
Cameron Dallas, American Internet personality
1993
Will Bosisto, Australian cricketer
1992
Nino Niederreiter, Swiss ice hockey player
1992
Kilian Pruschke, German footballer
1991
Ignacio González, Mexican footballer
1991
Joe Sugg, British vlogger
1990
Matt Barkley, American football player
1990
Tokelo Rantie, South African footballer
1990
Musa Nizam, Turkish footballer
1990
Jos Buttler, English cricketer
1989
Gylfi Sigurðsson, Icelandic footballer
1989
Avicii, Swedish electronic musician (d. 2018)
1988
Arrelious Benn, American football player
1988
Chantal Jones, American model and actress
1988
Rie Kaneto, Japanese swimmer
1987
Alexandre Bilodeau, Canadian skier
1987
Danielle Frenkel, Israeli high jumper
1987
Wiz Khalifa, Haitian rapper and actor
1987
Illya Marchenko, Ukrainian tennis player
1987
Marcel Nguyen, German gymnast
1986
Brett Anderson, Australian rugby league player
1986
Carlos Bacca, Colombian footballer
1986
Matt Grothe, American football player
1986
Dan Hunt, Australian rugby league player
1986
João Moutinho, Portuguese footballer
1986
Kirill Nababkin, Russian footballer
1985
Tomasz Jodłowiec, Polish footballer
1984
Bobby Parnell, American baseball player
1984
Vitaly Petrov, Russian race car driver
1984
Jürgen Säumel, Austrian footballer
1984
Tiago Treichel, Brazilian footballer
1984
Peter Whittingham, English footballer
1983
Kate Beaton, Canadian cartoonist
1983
Diego Benaglio, Swiss footballer
1983
Will Blalock, American basketball player
1983
Chris Judd, Australian footballer
1983
Wali Lundy, American football player
1983
Lewis Roberts-Thomson, Australian footballer
1983
Sarah Stup, American writer and autism activist
1982
Travis Daniels, American football player
1981
Kate Abdo, English journalist
1981
Selim Benachour, Tunisian footballer
1981
Māris Ļaksa, Latvian basketball player
1981
Morten Gamst Pedersen, Norwegian footballer
1981
Jonathan Taylor Thomas, American actor
1979
Pink, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress
1978
Gerard Autet, Spanish footballer and manager
1978
Emanuele Ferraro, Italian footballer
1978
Gil Meche, American baseball player
1978
Angela Rawlings, Canadian-American author and poet
1978
Rebel, American wrestler
1977
Jay McKee, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1976
Gerald Drummond, Costa Rican footballer
1976
Jervis Drummond, Costa Rican footballer
1976
Sjeng Schalken, Dutch tennis player
1975
Lee Eul-yong, South Korean footballer and manager
1975
Richard Hughes, English drummer
1975
Chris Latham, Australian rugby player
1975
Elena Likhovtseva, Russian tennis player
1975
Larenz Tate, American actor, director, and producer
1974
Marios Agathokleous, Cypriot footballer
1974
Tanaz Eshaghian, Iranian-American director and producer
1974
Braulio Luna, Mexican footballer
1974
Rick Michaels, American wrestler
1973
Khamis Al-Dosari, Saudi Arabian footballer
1973
Gabrial McNair, American saxophonist, keyboard player, and composer
1973
Troy Sanders, American singer-songwriter and bass player
1972
Markus Babbel, German footballer and manager
1972
Os du Randt, South African rugby player and coach
1972
Lisa Kennedy Montgomery, American radio and television host
1971
David Arquette, American actor, director, producer, screenwriter, and wrestler
1971
Martin Freeman, English actor
1971
Lachlan Murdoch, English-Australian businessman
1971
Dustin O'Halloran, American pianist and composer
1971
Daniel Petrov, Bulgarian boxer
1971
Pierre Sévigny, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1970
Neko Case, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1970
Paul DiPietro, Canadian-Swiss ice hockey player
1970
Nidal Malik Hasan, American soldier, psychiatrist, and mass murderer
1970
Latrell Sprewell, American basketball player
1970
Lodi, American wrestler
1970
Andy Ward, Irish rugby player and coach
1970
John Welborn, Australian rugby player
1969
Lars Bohinen, Norwegian footballer and manager
1969
Petter Hegre, Norwegian photographer
1969
Oswaldo Ibarra, Ecuadorian footballer
1969
Chris Powell, English footballer and manager
1969
Gary Speed, Welsh footballer and manager (d. 2011)
1968
Wolfram Klein, German footballer
1968
Ray Wilson, Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist
1967
Eerik-Niiles Kross, Estonian politician and diplomat
1967
James Packer, Australian businessman
1967
Kimberly Peirce, American director, producer, and screenwriter
1966
Peter Furler, Australian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1965
Darlene Zschech, Australian singer-songwriter and pastor
1965
Tutilo Burger, German Benedictine monk and abbot
1964
Michael Johns, American businessman and political activist
1964
Joachim Nielsen, Norwegian singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2000)
1964
Raven, American wrestler
1963
Alexandros Alexiou, Greek footballer
1963
Daniel Wolpert, American scientist
1961
Timothy Well, American wrestler (d. 2017)
1960
Aimee Mann, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actress
1960
David Steele, English bass player and songwriter
1960
Aguri Suzuki, Japanese race car driver
1958
Bart Batten, American wrestler
1958
Brad Batten, American wrestler (d. 2014)
1958
Michael Lardie, American keyboard player, songwriter, and producer
1957
Walt Easley, American football player (d. 2013)
1956
Mick Brown, American drummer
1956
David Carr, American journalist and author (d. 2015)
1956
Maurice Cheeks, American basketball player and coach
1956
Stefan Johansson, Swedish race car driver
1955
David O'Halloran, Australian footballer (d. 2013)
1955
Terry Tempest Williams, American environmentalist and author
1954
Mark Lindsay Chapman, English actor
1954
Ruby Bridges, American civil rights activist
1954
Michael Shermer, American historian, author, and academic, founded The Skeptics Society
1953
Pascal Greggory, French actor
1953
Stein-Erik Olsen, Norwegian guitarist
1952
Will Lee, American bass player
1952
Geoff Miller, English cricketer
1952
Graham Mourie, New Zealand rugby player
1951
Tim Gullikson, American tennis player and coach (d. 1996)
1951
Tom Gullikson, American tennis player and coach
1951
John McDonnell, English politician
1951
Dezső Ránki, Hungarian pianist
1950
Ian Davidson, Scottish lawyer and politician
1950
Zachary Richard, American singer-songwriter and poet
1950
Mike Simpson, American dentist and politician
1949
Edward Hinds, English physicist and academic
1948
Great Kabuki, Japanese wrestler
1948
Jean-Pierre Monseré, Belgian cyclist (d. 1971)
1947
Valery Afanassiev, Russian pianist and conductor
1947
Halldór Ásgrímsson, Icelandic accountant and politician, 22nd Prime Minister of Iceland (d. 2015)
1947
Ann Beattie, American novelist and short story writer
1947
Benjamin Orr, American singer-songwriter and bass player (The Cars) (d. 2000)
1947
Marianne Wiggins, American author
1946
L. C. Greenwood, American football player (d. 2013)
1946
Aziz Sancar, Turkish-American biologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
1945
Lem Barney, American football player
1945
Kelly Groucutt, English bass player (Electric Light Orchestra) (d. 2009)
1945
Ron "Pigpen" McKernan, American singer-songwriter and keyboard player (d. 1973)
1945
Vinko Puljić, Croatian cardinal
1945
Rogie Vachon, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1944
Peter Bellamy, English singer-songwriter (d. 1991)
1944
Margaret Hodge, English economist and politician
1944
Terry Jenner, Australian cricketer and coach (d. 2011)
1943
Adelaide C. Eckardt, American academic and politician
1942
Brian Cole, American bass player (d. 1972)
1942
Judith Hann, English journalist and author
1942
Sal Valentino, American rock singer-songwriter and guitarist
1941
Bernie Sanders, American politician
1940
Quentin L. Cook, American religious leader
1940
Jerzy Robert Nowak, Polish historian and journalist
1940
Jack Prelutsky, American author and poet
1939
Carsten Keller, German field hockey player and coach
1939
Guitar Shorty, American singer and guitarist
1938
Adrian Cronauer, American sergeant and radio host (d. 2018)
1938
Kenichi Horie, Japanese sailor
1938
Sam Nunn, American lawyer and politician
1937
Edna Adan Ismail, Somaliland politician and activist
1937
Barbara Frum, American-Canadian journalist (d. 1992)
1937
Archie Goodwin, American author and illustrator (d. 1998)
1936
Roy Newman, English admiral
1934
Rodrigue Biron, Canadian politician
1934
Ross Brown, New Zealand rugby player (d. 2014)
1934
Peter Maxwell Davies, English composer and conductor (d. 2016)
1934
Bernard Donoughue, Baron Donoughue, English academic and politician
1933
Asha Bhosle, Indian singer
1933
Michael Frayn, English author and playwright
1933
Jeffrey Koo Sr., Taiwanese banker and businessman (d. 2012)
1933
Eric Salzman, American composer, producer, and critic (d. 2017)
1933
Maigonis Valdmanis, Latvian basketball player and coach (d. 1999)
1932
Patsy Cline, American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 1963)
1931
Marion Brown, American saxophonist and composer (d. 2010)
1931
John Garrett, English soldier and politician (d. 2007)
1930
Nguyễn Cao Kỳ, Vietnamese general and politician, 16th Prime Minister of the Republic of Vietnam (d. 2011)
1929
Christoph von Dohnányi, German conductor
1927
Harlan Howard, American songwriter (d. 2002)
1927
Robert L. Rock, American soldier and politician, 42nd Lieutenant Governor of Indiana (d. 2013)
1927
Marguerite Frank, American-French mathematician
1926
Bhupen Hazarika, Indian singer-songwriter, poet, and director (d. 2011)
1925
Jacqueline Ceballos, American activist, founded the Veteran Feminists of America
1925
Peter Sellers, English actor and comedian (d. 1980)
1924
Wendell H. Ford, American lieutenant and politician, 53rd Governor of Kentucky (d. 2015)
1924
Marie-Claire Kirkland, American-Canadian lawyer, judge, and politician (d. 2016)
1924
Grace Metalious, American author (d. 1964)
1924
Mimi Parent, Canadian-Swiss painter (d. 2005)
1923
Rasul Gamzatov, Russian poet (d. 2003)
1923
Wilbur Ware, American double-bassist (d. 1979)
1922
Sid Caesar, American comic actor and writer (d. 2014)
1922
Lyndon LaRouche, American politician and activist, founded the LaRouche movement (d. 2019)
1921
Harry Secombe, Welsh-English actor (d. 2001)
1919
Gianni Brera, Italian journalist and author (d. 1992)
1919
Maria Lassnig, Austrian painter and academic (d. 2014)
1918
Derek Barton, English-American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1998)
1917
Jan Sedivka, Czech-Australian violinist and educator (d. 2009)
1915
N. V. M. Gonzalez, Filipino novelist, poet, and writer (d. 1999)
1914
Patriarch Demetrios I of Constantinople (d. 1991)
1914
Denys Lasdun, English architect, designed the Royal National Theatre (d. 2001)
1910
Jean-Louis Barrault, French actor and director (d. 1994)
1909
Józef Noji, Polish runner (d. 1943)
1907
William Wentworth, Australian economist and politician, 11th Australian Minister for Human Services (d. 2003)
1906
Andrei Kirilenko, Russian engineer and politician (d. 1990)
1903
Jane Arbor, English author (d. 1994)
1901
Hendrik Verwoerd, Dutch-South African journalist and politician, 7th Prime Minister of South Africa (d. 1966)
1900
Tilly Devine, English-Australian organised crime boss (d. 1970)
1900
Claude Pepper, American lawyer and politician (d. 1989)
1897
Jimmie Rodgers, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1933)
1896
Howard Dietz, American publicist and songwriter (d. 1983)
1894
John Samuel Bourque, Canadian soldier and politician (d. 1974)
1894
Willem Pijper, Dutch composer and critic (d. 1947)
1889
Robert A. Taft, American lawyer and politician (d. 1953)
1886
Siegfried Sassoon, English captain, journalist, and poet (d. 1967)
1886
Ninon Vallin, French soprano and actress (d. 1961)
1884
Théodore Pilette, Belgian race car driver (d. 1921)
1881
Harry Hillman, American runner and hurdler (d. 1945)
1881
Refik Saydam, Turkish physician and politician, 5th Prime Minister of Turkey (d. 1942)
1876
Inez Knight Allen, Mormon missionary and Utah politician (d. 1937)
1873
Alfred Jarry, French author and playwright (d. 1907)
1873
David O. McKay, American religious leader, 9th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (d. 1970)
1872
James William McCarthy, American judge (d. 1939)
1871
Samuel McLaughlin, Canadian businessman and philanthropist, founded the McLaughlin Carriage Company (d. 1972)
1869
José María Pino Suárez, Mexican politician, Vice President of Mexico, murdered in a military coup (d. 1913)
1868
Seth Weeks, American mandolin player, composer, and bandleader (d. 1953)
1867
Alexander Parvus, Belarusian-German theoretician and activist (d. 1924)
1863
Mary of the Divine Heart, German nun and saint (d. 1899)
1863
W.W. Jacobs, English novelist and short story writer (d. 1943)
1857
Georg Michaelis, German academic and politician, 6th Chancellor of Germany (d. 1936)
1852
Gojong of Korea (d. 1919)
1851
John Jenkins, American-Australian businessman and politician, 22nd Premier of South Australia (d. 1923)
1846
Paul Chater, Indian-Hong Kong businessman and politician (d. 1926)
1841
Antonín Dvořák, Czech composer and academic (d. 1904)
1831
Wilhelm Raabe, German author and painter (d. 1910)
1830
Frédéric Mistral, French poet and lexicographer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1914)
1828
Joshua Chamberlain, American general and politician, 32nd Governor of Maine (d. 1914)
1828
Clarence Cook, American author and critic (d. 1900)
1824
Jaime Nunó, Spanish-American composer, conductor, and director (d. 1908)
1822
Karl von Ditmar, German geologist and explorer (d. 1892)
1815
Giuseppina Strepponi, Italian soprano and educator (d. 1897)
1814
Charles Étienne Brasseur de Bourbourg, French archaeologist, ethnographer, and historian (d. 1874)
1804
Eduard Mörike, German pastor, poet, and academic (d. 1875)
1783
N. F. S. Grundtvig, Danish pastor, philosopher, and author (d. 1872)
1779
Mustafa IV, Ottoman sultan (d. 1808)
1774
Anne Catherine Emmerich, German nun and mystic (d. 1824)
1767
August Wilhelm Schlegel, German poet and critic (d. 1845)
1752
Carl Stenborg, Swedish opera singer, actor, and director (d. 1813)
1750
Tanikaze Kajinosuke, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 4th Yokozuna (d. 1795)
1749
Yolande de Polastron, French educator (d. 1793)
1742
Ozias Humphry, English painter and academic (d. 1810)
1698
François Francoeur, French violinist and composer (d. 1787)
1672
Nicolas de Grigny, French organist and composer (d. 1703)
1633
Ferdinand IV, King of the Romans (d. 1654)
1621
Louis, Grand Condé, French general (d. 1686)
1611
Johann Friedrich Gronovius, German scholar and critic (d. 1671)
1593
Toyotomi Hideyori, Japanese nobleman (d. 1615)
1588
Marin Mersenne, French mathematician, philosopher, and theologian (d. 1648)
1515
Alfonso Salmeron, Spanish priest and scholar (d. 1585)
1474
Ludovico Ariosto, Italian playwright and poet (d. 1533)
1462
Henry Medwall, first known English vernacular dramatist (d. 1501)
1442
John de Vere, 13th Earl of Oxford, English commander and politician, Lord Great Chamberlain of England (d. 1513)
1413
Catherine of Bologna, Italian nun and saint (d. 1463)
1380
Bernardino of Siena, Italian priest, missionary, and saint (d. 1444)
1271
Charles Martel of Anjou (d. 1295)
1209
Sancho II of Portugal (d. 1248)
1157
Richard I of England (d. 1199)
828
Ali al-Hadi, Hijazi (Western Arabian), 10th of the Twelve Imams (d. 868)
801
Ansgar, German archbishop and saint (d. 865)
685
Emperor Xuanzong of Tang (d. 762)

Deaths On This Day

2018
Gennadi Gagulia, Prime Minister of Abkhazia (b. 1948)
2018
Chelsi Smith, American singer and beauty pageant winner (b. 1973)
2017
Pierre Bergé, French businessman (b. 1930)
2017
Blake Heron, American actor (b. 1982)
2017
Jerry Pournelle, American author and journalist (b. 1933)
2017
Ljubiša Samardžić, Serbian actor and director (b. 1936)
2017
Don Williams, American musician (b. 1939)
2016
Hannes Arch, Austrian race pilot (b. 1967)
2016
Dragiša Pešić, Montenegrin politician, 5th Prime Minister of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (b. 1954)
2016
Prince Buster, Jamaican singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1938)
2015
Joaquín Andújar, Dominican baseball player (b. 1952)
2015
Andrew Kohut, American political scientist and academic (b. 1942)
2015
Tyler Sash, American football player (b. 1988)
2015
Joost Zwagerman, Dutch author and poet (b. 1963)
2014
Marvin Barnes, American basketball player (b. 1952)
2014
S. Truett Cathy, American businessman, founded Chick-fil-A (b. 1921)
2014
Sean O'Haire, American wrestler, mixed martial artist, and kick-boxer (b. 1971)
2014
Magda Olivero, Italian soprano (b. 1910)
2014
Gerald Wilson, American trumpet player and composer (b. 1918)
2014
George Zuverink, American baseball player (b. 1924)
2013
Goose Gonsoulin, American football player (b. 1938)
2013
Don Reichert, Canadian painter and photographer (b. 1932)
2013
Jean Véronis, French linguist, computer scientist, and blogger (b. 1955)
2012
Ronald Hamowy, Canadian historian and academic (b. 1937)
2012
Bill Moggridge, English-American designer, author, and educator, co-founded IDEO (b. 1943)
2012
Thomas Szasz, Hungarian-American psychiatrist and academic (b. 1920)
2009
Aage Bohr, Danish physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1922)
2009
Mike Bongiorno, American-Italian television host (b. 1924)
2008
Ralph Plaisted, American explorer (b. 1927)
2007
Vincent Serventy, Australian ornithologist, conservationist, and author (b. 1916)
2006
Hilda Bernstein, English-South African author and activist (b. 1915)
2006
Peter Brock, Australian race car driver and sportscaster (b. 1945)
2005
Noel Cantwell, Irish cricketer, footballer, and manager (b. 1932)
2005
Donald Horne, Australian journalist, author, and critic (b. 1921)
2004
Frank Thomas, American animator, voice actor, and screenwriter (b. 1913)
2003
Leni Riefenstahl, German actress, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1902)
2002
Laurie Williams, Jamaican cricketer (b. 1968)
2001
Bill Ricker, Canadian entomologist and author (b. 1908)
1999
Moondog, American-German singer-songwriter, drummer, and poet (b. 1916)
1999
Michalis Kounelis, Greek violinist (b. 1928)
1997
Derek Taylor, English journalist and author (b. 1932)
1991
Alex North, American composer and conductor (b. 1910)
1990
Denys Watkins-Pitchford, English author and illustrator (b. 1905)
1985
John Franklin Enders, American virologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1887)
1983
Antonin Magne, French cyclist (b. 1904)
1981
Nisargadatta Maharaj, Indian guru, philosopher, and educator (b. 1897)
1981
Roy Wilkins, American journalist and activist (b. 1901)
1981
Hideki Yukawa, Japanese physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1907)
1980
Willard Libby, American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1908)
1977
Zero Mostel, American actor and comedian (b. 1915)
1974
Wolfgang Windgassen, French-German tenor (b. 1914)
1970
Percy Spencer, American engineer, invented the microwave oven (b. 1894)
1969
Bud Collyer, American game show host (b. 1908)
1969
Alexandra David-Néel, Belgian-French explorer and activist (b. 1868)
1965
Dorothy Dandridge, American actress and singer (b. 1922)
1965
Hermann Staudinger, German chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1881)
1963
Maurice Wilks, English engineer and businessman (d. 1904)
1954
André Derain, French painter and sculptor (b. 1880)
1949
Richard Strauss, German composer and manager (b. 1864)
1944
Jan van Gilse, Dutch composer and conductor (b. 1881)
1943
Julius Fučík, Czech journalist (b. 1903)
1942
Rıza Nur, Turkish surgeon and politician (b. 1879)
1940
Hemmo Kallio, Finnish actor (b. 1863)
1935
Carl Weiss, American physician (b. 1906)
1933
Faisal I of Iraq (b. 1883)
1916
Friedrich Baumfelder, German pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1836)
1909
Vere St. Leger Goold, Irish tennis player (b. 1853)
1894
Hermann von Helmholtz, German physician and physicist (b. 1821)
1882
Joseph Liouville, French mathematician and academic (b. 1809)
1853
Frédéric Ozanam, French scholar, co-founded the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul (b. 1813)
1831
John Aitken, Scottish-American publisher (b. 1745)
1811
Peter Simon Pallas, German zoologist and botanist (b. 1741)
1784
Ann Lee, English-American religious leader (b. 1736)
1780
Enoch Poor, American general (b. 1736)
1761
Bernard Forest de Bélidor, French mathematician and engineer (b. 1698)
1755
Ephraim Williams, American soldier and philanthropist (b. 1715)
1721
Michael Brokoff, Czech sculptor (b. 1686)
1682
Juan Caramuel y Lobkowitz, Spanish mathematician and philosopher (b. 1606)
1656
Joseph Hall, English bishop (b. 1574)
1645
Francisco de Quevedo, Spanish poet and politician (b. 1580)
1644
John Coke, English civil servant and politician (b. 1563)
1644
Francis Quarles, English poet and author (b. 1592)
1637
Robert Fludd, English physician, mathematician, and cosmologist (b. 1574)
1613
Carlo Gesualdo, Italian lute player and composer (b. 1566)
1560
Amy Robsart, English noblewoman (b. 1536)
1555
Saint Thomas of Villanueva, Spanish bishop and saint(b. 1488)
1539
John Stokesley, English bishop (b. 1475)
1425
Charles III of Navarre (b. 1361)
1397
Thomas of Woodstock, 1st Duke of Gloucester, English politician, Lord High Constable of England (b. 1355)
1306
Sir Simon Fraser, Scottish knight, hung drawn and quartered by the English
1100
Antipope Clement III (b. 1029)
869
Ahmad ibn Isra'il al-Anbari, Muslim vizier
780
Leo IV the Khazar, Byzantine emperor (b. 750)
701
Pope Sergius I (b. 650)
394
Arbogast, Frankish general