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On This Day in History:  September 9

September 9 is the 252nd day of the year (253rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 113 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2019
Website now accepting claims in $4.3 million lottery scam settlement. A website that was set up for people with losing tickets to seek refunds under a $4.3 million lottery scam settlement is now functioning.
2016
NH Lottery says winner of $487M Powerball jackpot to claim prize Monday. The New Hampshire Lottery says the winner of the $487 million Powerball jackpot in July is set to claim the prize.
2016
Truck driver makes delivery on way to claim $9.4M lottery jackpot. An Oregon truck driver who won a $9.4 million lottery jackpot said he completed his drywall delivery on his way to claim the prize.
2015
[UPDATE] D.C. woman who tried to redeem faulty ticket admitted to forging second 'winner'. A Washington, D.C. woman who enlisted the help of local media to try and claim a faulty Virginia Lottery scratch-off ticket actually tried to claim a second lottery ticket of the same exact game that she admitted was a forgery.
2015
MUSL security worker who rigged drawing gets 10 years. Eddie Tipton, the former head of security with the Multi-State Lottery Association, was sentenced Wednesday morning.
2015
D.C. woman's 'winning' scratch ticket voided. A Washington, D.C. woman is taking on the Virginia Lottery after she bought a winning ticket worth $20,000 but is not getting the money. The lottery said the ticket was issued in error.
2014
Minnesota couple claim $11.7M Hot Lotto jackpot. A Bethel, Minnesota, couple are $11.71 million richer, thanks to a winning lottery ticket they bought at a gas station.
2013
$245 MILLION: Powerball jackpot up for grabs. There was no jackpot winner in the Saturday night drawing of the multi-state Powerball lottery game, causing the grand prize to increase to an estimated $245 million for Wednesday's drawing.
2011
$7 million lottery winner doesn't change a thing. After realizing he had won $7 million in a Canada Lotto 6/49 draw three weeks ago, Eddie Uy of Richmond, British Columbia, did what not many big lottery winners would do -- kept things exactly the same.
2009
States sell out 9s in Wed. lottery draws. Lottery players around the United States hoping to win big by betting on all nines may have come up empty when they got to the lottery terminal.
2009
Del. bettors can wager up to $3K in sports lottery. The Delaware sports betting lottery starting this week will allow gamblers to plunk down a couple of bucks, or a few thousand, on NFL teams, officials said Tuesday.
2005
$600,000 Powerball Lottery Prize Claimed by N.M. Man. A New Mexico resident who bought two last-minute Powerball tickets, and tried the Power Play option for the first time, won the fourth-largest lottery prize ever awarded in New Mexico.
2005
Powerball lottery jackpot grows to $70 million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Wednesday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $70 million, with a cash option of $35.5 million.
2005
Lottery scam targets Minnesota residents. The Minnesota State Lottery is warning people of a scam in which someone is sending letters from a group called the Minnesota State Lotto & Sunset Minnesota Lotto.
2005
Mass. Lottery sales hit record high. Massacusetts Lottery ticket sales soared again, earning the state a record-breaking $935 million in revenue in the fiscal year that ended June 30, Treasurer Timothy P. Cahill said.
2004
Powerball Jackpot Jumps to $64 Million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Wednesday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $64 million, with a cash option of $34.4 million.
2004
Alabama man wins Florida Lotto. James Kenneth Marlowe of Demopolis, Alabama is $9 million richer after he chose the winning numbers for Florida's Florida Lotto, claiming the Sept. 4 lotto jackpot, estimated at $18 million.
2003
Georgia Lottery Board Announces Interim President. In a unanimous vote, the Georgia Lottery Corporation's (GLC) Board of Directors has named Cathy Walls as interim President of the GLC.
2003
State misses the jackpot with Mega Millions. Mega Millions, Washington's foray into the world of multistate lottery gambling, has been a mega-disappointment.
2003
Last hours for unclaimed $50 million Florida Lotto ticket. A $50 million FLorida Lotto jackpot winner either isn't aware of his fortune or was waiting almost literally to the last minute to claim the prize.
2003
Texas Lottery sales climb by more than 5 percent. Texas Lottery sales grew by the largest margin in six years, jumping 5 percent in the 2003 fiscal year, the Texas Lottery Commission said Monday.
2003
Road to lottery job. Time line of Rebecca Paul's selection as chief executive officer of the Tennessee lottery.
2003
New lottery chief gets jackpot, too, if she hits the numbers. Ambitious goals are built into a base- and incentive-pay package worked out with industry-heralded lottery czar Rebecca Paul over the weekend by the Tennessee Lottery Board to lure her away from a $500,000-a-year post as chief executive officer of the Georgia Lottery to the same position in 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.€137.61 Million
US$154.57 Million
Draw Date
Sep 10, 2016
8.$154 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 10, 2019
9.$149 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 9, 2015
10.$135 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 12, 2006
11.$132 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 12, 2018
12.$127 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 10, 2014
13.$120 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 11, 2012
14.$119 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 9, 2006
15.$111 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 9, 2016
16.$110 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 12, 2012
17.$106 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 10, 2013
17.$106 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 11, 2015
19.$102 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 10, 2008
19.$102 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 9, 2017
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.$79 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 11, 2010
25.$76 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 12, 2017

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1987
Wednesday, Sep 9, 1987
32 years old
1981
Wednesday, Sep 9, 1981
38 years old
1980
Tuesday, Sep 9, 1980
39 years old
1979
Sunday, Sep 9, 1979
40 years old
1975
Tuesday, Sep 9, 1975
44 years old
1960
Friday, Sep 9, 1960
59 years old
1959
Wednesday, Sep 9, 1959
60 years old
1958
Tuesday, Sep 9, 1958
61 years old
1956
Sunday, Sep 9, 1956
63 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day

2016
The government of North Korea conducts its fifth and reportedly biggest nuclear test. World leaders condemn the act, with South Korea calling it "maniacal recklessness".
2015
Elizabeth II became the longest reigning monarch of the United Kingdom.
2013
Arctic Monkeys release their new album AM.
2012
The Indian space agency puts into orbit its heaviest foreign satellite yet, in a streak of 21 consecutive successful PSLV launches.
2012
A wave of attacks kill more than 100 people and injure 350 others across Iraq.
2009
The Dubai Metro, the first urban train network in the Arabian Peninsula, is ceremonially inaugurated.
2002
The Rafiganj train wreck happened in Bihar, India.
2001
Ahmad Shah Massoud, leader of the Northern Alliance, is assassinated in Afghanistan by two al-Qaeda assassins who claimed to be Arab journalists wanting an interview.
1993
Israeli-Palestinian peace process: The Palestine Liberation Organization officially recognizes Israel as a legitimate state.
1991
Tajikistan declares independence from the Soviet Union.
1990
Batticaloa massacre: Massacre of 184 Tamil civilians by the Sri Lankan Army in Batticaloa District.
1972
In Kentucky's Mammoth Cave National Park, a Cave Research Foundation exploration and mapping team discovers a link between the Mammoth and Flint Ridge cave systems, making it the longest known cave passageway in the world.
1971
The four-day Attica Prison riot begins, eventually resulting in 39 dead, most killed by state troopers retaking the prison.
1970
A British airliner is hijacked by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine and flown to Dawson's Field in Jordan.
1969
In Canada, the Official Languages Act comes into force, making French equal to English throughout the Federal government.
1966
The National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act is signed into law by U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson.
1965
The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development is established.
1965
Hurricane Betsy makes its second landfall near New Orleans, leaving 76 dead and $1.42 billion ($10-12 billion in 2005 dollars) in damages, becoming the first hurricane to cause over $1 billion in unadjusted damage.
1956
Elvis Presley appears on The Ed Sullivan Show for the first time.
1954
The 6.7 Mw Chlef earthquake shakes northern Algeria with a maximum Mercalli intensity of XI (Extreme). At least 1,243 people were killed and 5,000 were injured.
1948
Kim Il-sung declares the establishment of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea).
1947
First case of a computer bug being found: A moth lodges in a relay of a Harvard Mark II computer at Harvard University.
1945
Second Sino-Japanese War: The Empire of Japan formally surrenders to China.
1944
World War II: The Fatherland Front takes power in Bulgaria through a military coup in the capital and armed rebellion in the country. A new pro-Soviet government is established.
1943
World War II: The Allies land at Salerno and Taranto, Italy.
1942
World War II: A Japanese floatplane drops incendiary bombs on Oregon.
1940
George Stibitz pioneers the first remote operation of a computer.
1940
Treznea Massacre in Transylvania
1939
World War II: The Battle of Hel begins, the longest-defended pocket of Polish Army resistance during the German invasion of Poland.
1939
Burmese national hero U Ottama dies in prison after a hunger strike to protest Britain's colonial government.
1936
The crews of Portuguese Navy frigate NRP Afonso de Albuquerque and destroyer Dão mutinied against the Salazar dictatorship's support of General Franco's coup and declared their solidarity with the Spanish Republic.
1924
Hanapepe massacre occurs on Kauai, Hawaii.
1923
Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder of the Republic of Turkey, founds the Republican People's Party.
1922
The Greco-Turkish War effectively ends with Turkish victory over the Greeks in Smyrna.
1914
World War I: The creation of the Canadian Automobile Machine Gun Brigade, the first fully mechanized unit in the British Army.
1892
Amalthea, third moon of Jupiter is discovered by Edward Emerson Barnard.
1863
American Civil War: The Union Army enters Chattanooga, Tennessee.
1855
Crimean War: The Siege of Sevastopol comes to an end when Russian forces abandon the city.
1850
California is admitted as the thirty-first U.S. state.
1850
The Compromise of 1850 transfers a third of Texas's claimed territory (now parts of Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Wyoming) to federal control in return for the U.S. federal government assuming $10 million of Texas's pre-annexation debt.
1839
John Herschel takes the first glass plate photograph.
1801
Alexander I of Russia confirms the privileges of Baltic provinces.
1791
Washington, D.C., the capital of the United States, is named after President George Washington.
1776
The Continental Congress officially names its union of states the United States.
1739
Stono Rebellion, the largest slave uprising in Britain's mainland North American colonies prior to the American Revolution, erupts near Charleston, South Carolina.
1561
The ultimately unsuccessful Colloquy of Poissy opens in an effort to reconcile French Catholics and Protestants.
1543
Mary Stuart, at nine months old, is crowned "Queen of Scots" in the central Scottish town of Stirling.
1513
James IV of Scotland is defeated and dies in the Battle of Flodden, ending Scotland's involvement in the War of the League of Cambrai.
1493
Battle of Krbava Field, a decisive defeat of Croats in Croatian struggle against the invasion by the Ottoman Empire.
1488
Anne becomes sovereign Duchess of Brittany, becoming a central figure in the struggle for influence that leads to the union of Brittany and France.
1379
Treaty of Neuberg, splitting the Austrian Habsburg lands between the Habsburg dukes Albert III and Leopold III.
1320
In the Battle of Saint George, the Byzantines under Andronikos Asen ambush and defeat the forces of the Principality of Achaea, securing possession of Arcadia.
1141
Yelü Dashi, the Liao dynasty general who founded the Qara Khitai, defeats the Seljuq and Kara-Khanid forces at the Battle of Qatwan.
1087
William Rufus becomes King of England, taking the title William II, (reigned until 1100).
1000
Battle of Svolder, Viking Age.
533
A Byzantine army of 15,000 men under Belisarius lands at Caput Vada (modern Tunisia) and marches to Carthage.
337
Constantine II, Constantius II, and Constans succeed their father Constantine I as co-emperors. The Roman Empire is divided between the three Augusti.
9 AD
Arminius' alliance of six Germanic tribes ambushes and annihilates three Roman legions of Publius Quinctilius Varus in the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest.

Births On This Day

1997
Billy Bainbridge, Australian rugby league player
1994
Clinton Gutherson, Australian rugby league player
1993
Cameron Cullen, Australian rugby league player
1993
Crazy Mary Dobson, American wrestler
1993
Ryōhei Katō, Japanese gymnast
1993
Sharon van Rouwendaal, Dutch swimmer
1992
Shannon Boyd, Australian rugby league player
1992
Damian McGinty, Northern Irish actor and singer
1992
Kristiāns Pelšs, Latvian ice hockey player (d. 2013)
1991
Hunter Hayes, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1991
Oscar, Brazilian footballer
1991
Danilo Pereira, Bissauan-Portuguese footballer
1991
Yevgeni Ponyatovskiy, Russian footballer
1990
Shaun Johnson, New Zealand rugby league player
1990
Haley Reinhart, American singer-songwriter and actress
1990
Andrew Smith, American basketball player (d. 2016)
1990
Jordan Tabor, English footballer (d. 2014)
1989
Alfonzo Dennard, American football player
1989
Casey Hayward, American football player
1988
Danilo D'Ambrosio, Italian footballer
1988
Will Middlebrooks, American baseball player
1987
Markus Jürgenson, Estonian footballer
1987
Alexis Palisson, French rugby player
1987
Andrea Petkovic, German tennis player
1987
Afrojack, Dutch DJ, record producer, and remixer
1986
Michael Bowden, American baseball player
1986
Chamu Chibhabha, Zimbabwean cricketer
1986
Luc Mbah a Moute, Cameroonian basketball player
1986
Keith Yandle, American hockey player
1985
Martin Johnson, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1985
Luka Modrić, Croatian footballer
1985
J. R. Smith, American basketball player
1984
Jaouad Akaddar, Moroccan footballer (d. 2012)
1984
Brad Guzan, American soccer player
1984
James Hildreth, English cricketer
1984
Michalis Sifakis, Greek footballer
1983
Vitolo, Spanish footballer
1983
Kyle Davies, American baseball player
1983
Edwin Jackson, American baseball player
1983
Cleveland Taylor, English footballer
1982
John Kuhn, American football player
1982
Graham Onions, English cricketer
1982
Ai Otsuka, Japanese singer-songwriter, pianist, and actress
1982
Eugênio Rômulo Togni, Brazilian footballer
1981
Julie Gonzalo, Argentine-American actress
1980
Todd Coffey, American baseball player
1980
Václav Drobný, Czech footballer (d. 2012)
1980
David Fa'alogo, New Zealand rugby league player
1980
Michelle Williams, American actress
1979
Wayne Carlisle, Northern Irish footballer and coach
1979
Nikki DeLoach, American actress and singer
1978
Kurt Ainsworth, American baseball player and businessman, co-founded Marucci Sports
1978
Shane Battier, American basketball player and sportscaster
1977
Kyle Snyder, American baseball player and coach
1977
Fatih Tekke, Turkish footballer and manager
1976
Emma de Caunes, French actress
1976
El Intocable, Mexican wrestler
1976
Hanno Möttölä, Finnish basketball player
1976
Joey Newman, American composer and conductor
1976
Aki Riihilahti, Finnish footballer and coach
1976
Kristoffer Rygg, Norwegian singer-songwriter and producer
1975
Michael Bublé, Canadian singer-songwriter and actor
1975
Anton Oliver, New Zealand rugby player
1974
Vikram Batra, Indian captain (d. 1999)
1974
Shane Crawford, Australian footballer and television host
1974
Marcos Curiel, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1974
Jun Kasai, Japanese wrestler
1974
Gok Wan, English fashion stylist, author, and television host
1973
Kazuhisa Ishii, Japanese baseball player
1972
Mike Hampton, American baseball player and coach
1972
Natasha Kaplinsky, English journalist
1972
Jakko Jan Leeuwangh, Dutch speed skater
1972
Miriam Oremans, Dutch tennis player
1972
Xavi Pascual, Spanish professional basketball coach
1972
Félix Rodríguez, Dominican baseball player
1972
Goran Višnjić, Croatian-American actor
1971
Eric Stonestreet, American actor
1971
Henry Thomas, American actor and guitarist
1970
Natalia Streignard, Spanish-Venezuelan actress
1969
Rachel Hunter, New Zealand model and actress
1969
Natasha Stott Despoja, Australian politician
1968
Jon Drummond, American sprinter and coach
1968
Clive Mendonca, English footballer
1968
Julia Sawalha, English actress
1967
B. J. Armstrong, American basketball player and sportscaster
1967
Chris Caffery, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1967
Mark Shrader, American wrestler
1967
Akshay Kumar, Indian actor
1966
Georg Hackl, German luger and coach
1966
Kevin Hatcher, American ice hockey player
1966
Adam Sandler, American actor, screenwriter, and producer
1966
Brian Smith, Australian-Irish rugby player and coach
1965
Dan Majerle, American basketball player and coach
1965
Marcel Peeper, Dutch footballer
1964
Aleksandar Hemon, Bosnian-American author and critic
1964
Skip Kendall, American golfer
1963
Chris Coons, American lawyer and politician
1963
Roberto Donadoni, Italian footballer and manager
1963
Neil Fairbrother, English cricketer
1960
Hugh Grant, English actor and producer
1960
Bob Hartley, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1960
Bob Stoops, American football player and coach
1960
Kimberly Willis Holt, American author
1959
Tom Foley, American baseball player and coach
1959
Éric Serra, French composer and producer
1957
Pierre-Laurent Aimard, French pianist and educator
1955
John Kricfalusi, Canadian voice actor, animator, director, and screenwriter
1953
Janet Fielding, Australian actress
1952
Angela Cartwright, English-born American actress, author, and singer
1952
Per Jørgensen, Norwegian singer and trumpet player
1952
David A. Stewart, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Eurythmics)
1951
Alexander Downer, Australian economist and politician, 34th Minister of Foreign Affairs for Australia
1951
Tom Wopat, American actor and singer
1950
Gogi Alauddin, Pakistani squash player and coach
1950
John McFee, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1949
John Curry, English figure skater (d. 1994)
1949
Daniel Pipes, American historian and author
1949
Joe Theismann, American football player and sportscaster
1949
Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, Indonesian general and politician, 6th President of Indonesia
1947
David Rosenboom, American composer and educator
1947
Freddy Weller, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1947
T. M. Wright, American author, poet, and illustrator (d. 2015)
1946
Jim Keays, Scottish-Australian singer-songwriter (d. 2014)
1946
Bruce Palmer, Canadian folk-rock bass player (Buffalo Springfield) (d. 2004)
1945
Ton van Heugten, Dutch motocross racer (d. 2008)
1945
Dee Dee Sharp, American singer
1945
Doug Ingle, American singer-songwriter and keyboard player
1943
Frank Clark, English footballer, manager and chairman
1942
Inez Foxx, American singer
1942
Danny Kalb, American singer and guitarist (Blues Project)
1941
Syed Abid Ali, Indian cricketer
1941
Otis Redding, American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 1967)
1941
Dennis Ritchie, American computer scientist, created the C programming language (d. 2011)
1940
Hugh Morgan, Australian businessman
1940
Joe Negroni, American doo-wop singer (Frankie Lyman & The Teenagers) (d. 1978)
1939
Ron McDole, American football player
1938
John Davis, English anthropologist and academic
1938
Jay Ward, American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 2012)
1936
William Bradshaw, Baron Bradshaw, English academic and politician
1935
Gopal Baratham, Singaporean neurosurgeon and author (d. 2002)
1935
Nadim Sawalha, Jordanian-born English actor
1935
Chaim Topol, Israeli actor, singer, and producer
1934
Nicholas Liverpool, Dominican lawyer and politician, 6th President of Dominica (d. 2015)
1934
Sonia Sanchez, American poet, playwright, and activist
1931
Robin Hyman, English author and publisher
1931
Zoltán Latinovits, Hungarian actor and author (d. 1976)
1931
Ida Mae Martinez, American wrestler (d. 2010)
1931
Shirley Summerskill, English physician and politician
1931
Margaret Tyzack, English actress (d. 2011)
1930
Francis Carroll, Australian archbishop
1929
Claude Nougaro, French singer-songwriter (d. 2004)
1928
Moses Anderson, American Roman Catholic bishop (d. 2013)
1928
Sol LeWitt, American painter and sculptor (d. 2007)
1927
Elvin Jones, American drummer and bandleader (d. 2004)
1927
Tatyana Zaslavskaya, Russian sociologist and economist (d. 2013)
1926
Louise Abeita, Isleta Pueblo (Native American) writer, poet, and educator (d. 2014)
1926
Yusuf al-Qaradawi, Egyptian theologian and author
1924
Jane Greer, American actress (d. 2001)
1924
Russell M. Nelson, American captain, surgeon, and religious leader
1924
Rik Van Steenbergen, Belgian cyclist (d. 2003)
1923
Daniel Carleton Gajdusek, American physician and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2008)
1923
Cliff Robertson, American actor (d. 2011)
1922
Bernard Bailyn, American historian, author, and academic
1922
Hoyt Curtin, American composer and producer (d. 2000)
1922
Hans Georg Dehmelt, German-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2017)
1922
Manolis Glezos, Greek journalist and politician
1922
Warwick Estevam Kerr, Brazilian geneticist, entomologist, and engineer
1920
Neil Chotem, Canadian pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 2008)
1920
Feng Kang, Chinese mathematician and physicist (d. 1993)
1920
Robert Wood Johnson III, American businessman and philanthropist (d. 1970)
1919
Gottfried Dienst, Swiss footballer and referee (d. 1998)
1919
Jimmy Snyder, American sportscaster (d. 1996)
1918
Oscar Luigi Scalfaro, Italian lawyer and politician, 9th President of Italy (d. 2012)
1914
John Passmore, Australian philosopher and academic (d. 2004)
1911
Paul Goodman, American author, poet, and playwright (d. 1972)
1911
John Gorton, Australian lieutenant and politician, 19th Prime Minister of Australia (d. 2002)
1908
Cesare Pavese, Italian poet and author (d. 1950)
1908
Shigekazu Shimazaki, Japanese admiral (d. 1945)
1907
Leon Edel, American author and critic (d. 1997)
1906
Ali Hadi Bara, Iranian-Turkish sculptor and educator (d. 1971)
1905
Joseph E. Levine, American film producer, founded Embassy Pictures (d. 1987)
1905
Brahmarishi Hussain Sha, Indian philosopher and poet (d. 1981)
1904
Feroze Khan, Indian-Pakistani field hockey player and coach (d. 2005)
1904
Arthur Laing, Canadian lawyer and politician, 9th Canadian Minister of Veterans Affairs (d. 1975)
1903
Lev Shankovsky, Ukrainian military historian (d. 1995)
1903
Edward Upward, English author (d. 2009)
1903
Phyllis A. Whitney, American author (d. 2008)
1900
James Hilton, English-American author and screenwriter (d. 1954)
1899
Neil Hamilton, American stage, film and television actor (d. 1984)
1899
Waite Hoyt, American baseball player and sportscaster (d. 1984)
1899
Bruno E. Jacob, American academic, founded the National Forensic League (d. 1979)
1898
Frankie Frisch, American baseball player and manager (d. 1973)
1894
Arthur Freed, American composer and producer (d. 1973)
1894
Humphrey Mitchell, Canadian trade union leader and politician, 14th Canadian Minister of Labour (d. 1950)
1894
Bert Oldfield, Australian cricketer and soldier (d. 1976)
1890
Colonel Sanders, American businessman, founded KFC (d. 1980)
1887
Alf Landon, American lieutenant, banker, and politician, 26th Governor of Kansas (d. 1987)
1885
Miriam Licette, English soprano and educator (d. 1969)
1882
Clem McCarthy, American sportscaster (d. 1962)
1878
Adelaide Crapsey, American poet and critic (d. 1914)
1878
Arthur Fox, English-American fencer (d. 1958)
1878
Sergio Osmeña, Filipino lawyer and politician, 4th President of the Philippines (d. 1961)
1877
James Agate, English journalist, author, and critic (d. 1947)
1876
Frank Chance, American baseball player and manager (d. 1924)
1873
Max Reinhardt, Austrian-born American actor and director (d. 1943)
1868
Mary Hunter Austin, American author, poet, and critic (d. 1934)
1863
Herbert Henry Ball, English-Canadian journalist and politician (d. 1943)
1855
Houston Stewart Chamberlain, English-German philosopher and author (d. 1927)
1853
Fred Spofforth, Australian-English cricketer and merchant (d. 1926)
1834
Joseph Henry Shorthouse, English author (d. 1903)
1828
Leo Tolstoy, Russian author and playwright (d. 1910)
1823
Joseph Leidy, American paleontologist and academic (d. 1891)
1807
Richard Chenevix Trench, Irish-English archbishop and philologist (d. 1886)
1789
Menachem Mendel Schneersohn, Polish rabbi (d. 1866)
1778
Clemens Brentano, German poet and author (d. 1842)
1777
James Carr, American soldier and politician (d. 1818)
1755
Benjamin Bourne, American judge and politician (d. 1808)
1754
William Bligh, English admiral and politician, 4th Governor of New South Wales (d. 1817)
1737
Luigi Galvani, Italian physician and physicist (d. 1798)
1731
Francisco Javier Clavijero, Mexican priest, historian, and scholar (d. 1787)
1721
Fredrik Henrik af Chapman, Swedish admiral and shipbuilder (d. 1808)
1711
Thomas Hutchinson, English historian and politician, Governor of the Province of Massachusetts Bay (d. 1780)
1700
Princess Anna Sophie of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt (d. 1780)
1629
Cornelis Tromp, Dutch general (d. 1691)
1585
Cardinal Richelieu, French cardinal and politician (d. 1642)
1558
Philippe Emmanuel, Duke of Mercœur (d. 1602)
1466
Ashikaga Yoshitane, Japanese shōgun (d. 1523)
1427
Thomas de Ros, 9th Baron de Ros, English soldier and politician (d. 1464)
1349
Albert III, Duke of Austria (d. 1395)
384
Honorius, Roman emperor (d. 423)
214
Aurelian, Roman emperor (d. 275)

Deaths On This Day

2015
Annemarie Bostroem, German poet, playwright, and songwriter (b. 1922)
2015
Einar H. Ingman Jr., American sergeant, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1929)
2015
K. Kunaratnam, Sri Lankan physicist and academic (b. 1934)
2014
Montserrat Abelló i Soler, Spanish poet and translator (b. 1918)
2014
Firoza Begum, Bangladeshi singer (b. 1930)
2013
Sunila Abeysekera, Sri Lankan scholar and activist (b. 1952)
2013
Alberto Bevilacqua, Italian director and screenwriter (b. 1934)
2013
Saul Landau, American journalist, director, and author (b. 1936)
2012
Verghese Kurien, Indian engineer and businessman, founded Amul (b. 1921)
2012
John McCarthy, Australian footballer (b. 1989)
2012
Mike Scarry, American football player and coach (b. 1920)
2012
Ron Tindall, English footballer and manager (b. 1935)
2006
Gérard Brach, French director and screenwriter (b. 1927)
2006
Richard Burmer, American composer and engineer (b. 1955)
2006
Matt Gadsby, English footballer (b. 1979)
2006
William Bernard Ziff Jr., American businessman, founded Ziff Davis (b. 1930)
2004
Ernie Ball, American guitarist and businessman (b. 1930)
2004
Caitlin Clarke, American actress (b. 1952)
2003
Edward Teller, Hungarian-American physicist and academic (b. 1908)
2003
Don Willesee, Australian telegraphist and politician, 29th Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs (b. 1916)
2001
Ahmad Shah Massoud, Afghan commander and politician, Afghan Minister of Defense (b. 1953)
2000
Julian Critchley, English lawyer and politician (b. 1930)
1999
Arie de Vroet, Dutch footballer and manager (b. 1918)
1999
Catfish Hunter, American baseball player (b. 1946)
1999
Ruth Roman, American actress (b. 1922)
1998
Lucio Battisti, Italian singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1943)
1998
Bill Cratty, American dancer and choreographer (b. 1951)
1997
Richie Ashburn, American baseball player and sportscaster (b. 1927)
1997
John Hackett, Australian-English general and author (b. 1910)
1997
Burgess Meredith, American actor, director, and producer (b. 1907)
1996
Bill Monroe, American singer-songwriter (b. 1911)
1994
Patrick O'Neal, American actor (b. 1927)
1993
Larry Noble, English comedian and actor (b. 1914)
1993
Helen O'Connell, American singer (b. 1920)
1990
Nicola Abbagnano, Italian philosopher and academic (b. 1901)
1990
Samuel Doe, Liberian field marshal and politician, 21st President of Liberia (b. 1951)
1990
Alexander Men, Russian priest and scholar (b. 1930)
1986
Magda Tagliaferro, Brazilian pianist and educator (b. 1893)
1985
Neil Davis, Australian photographer and journalist (b. 1934)
1985
Paul Flory, American chemist and engineer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1910)
1985
Antonino Votto, Italian conductor (b. 1896)
1981
Robert Askin, Australian sergeant and politician, 32nd Premier of New South Wales (b. 1907)
1981
Jacques Lacan, French psychoanalyst and psychiatrist (b. 1901)
1980
John Howard Griffin, American journalist and author (b. 1920)
1979
Norrie Paramor, English composer, conductor, and producer (b. 1914)
1978
Hugh MacDiarmid, Scottish linguist, poet, and author (b. 1892)
1978
Jack L. Warner, Canadian-American production manager and producer, co-founded Warner Bros. (b. 1892)
1976
Mao Zedong, Chinese philosopher, academic, and politician, 1st Chairman of the Communist Party of China (b. 1893)
1975
Johannes Brenner, Estonian footballer (b. 1906)
1975
John McGiver, American actor (b. 1913)
1969
Willy Mairesse, Belgian race car driver (b. 1928)
1960
Jussi Björling, Swedish tenor (b. 1911)
1958
Charlie Macartney, Australian cricketer and soldier (b. 1886)
1955
Carl Friedberg, German pianist and educator (b. 1872)
1950
Victor Hémery, French race car driver (b. 1876)
1945
Max Ehrmann, American poet and lawyer (b. 1872)
1943
Carlo Bergamini, Italian admiral (b. 1888)
1943
Charles McLean Andrews, American historian, author, and academic (b. 1863)
1941
Hans Spemann, German embryologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1869)
1934
Roger Fry, English painter and critic (b. 1866)
1915
Albert Spalding, American baseball player, manager, and businessman, co-founded Spalding (b. 1850)
1910
Lloyd Wheaton Bowers, American lawyer and politician, United States Solicitor General (b. 1859)
1909
E. H. Harriman, American businessman and philanthropist (b. 1848)
1907
Ernest Wilberforce, English bishop (b. 1840)
1901
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, French painter and illustrator (b. 1864)
1898
Stéphane Mallarmé, French poet and critic (b. 1842)
1893
Friedrich Traugott Kützing, German pharmacist, botanist and phycologist (b. 1807)
1891
Jules Grévy, French politician, 4th President of the French Republic (b. 1813)
1841
Augustin Pyramus de Candolle, Swiss botanist, mycologist, and academic (b. 1778)
1834
James Weddell, Belgian-English sailor and navigator (b. 1787)
1815
John Singleton Copley, American-English colonial and painter (b. 1738)
1806
William Paterson, Irish-American judge and politician, 2nd Governor of New Jersey (b. 1745)
1755
Johann Lorenz von Mosheim, German historian and author (b. 1694)
1680
Henry Marten, English lawyer and politician (b. 1602)
1676
Paul de Chomedey, Sieur de Maisonneuve, French soldier, founded Montreal (b. 1612)
1612
Nakagawa Hidenari, Japanese daimyō (b. 1570)
1611
Eleanor de' Medici, Italian nobleman (b. 1567)
1603
George Carey, 2nd Baron Hunsdon, English politician, Lord Lieutenant of Hampshire (b. 1547)
1596
Anna Jagiellon, Polish queen (b. 1523)
1583
Humphrey Gilbert, English explorer and politician (b. 1539)
1569
Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Dutch painter (b. 1525)
1513
James IV, king of Scotland (b. 1473)
1513
George Douglas, Scottish nobleman (b. 1469)
1513
William Douglas of Glenbervie, Scottish nobleman (b. 1473)
1513
William Graham, 1st Earl of Montrose, Scottish politician (b. 1464)
1513
George Hepburn, Scottish bishop
1513
Adam Hepburn, 2nd Earl of Bothwell, Scottish politician, Lord High Admiral of Scotland
1513
Adam Hepburn of Craggis, Scottish nobleman
1513
David Kennedy, 1st Earl of Cassilis, Scottish soldier (b. 1478)
1513
Alexander Lauder of Blyth, Scottish politician
1513
Alexander Stewart, Scottish archbishop (b. 1493)
1513
Matthew Stewart, 2nd Earl of Lennox, Scottish politician (b. 1488)
1488
Francis II, duke of Brittany (b. 1433)
1487
Chenghua, emperor of China (b. 1447)
1438
Edward, king of Portugal (b. 1391)
1435
Robert Harling, English knight
1398
James I, king of Cyprus (b. 1334)
1285
Kunigunda of Halych, queen regent of Bohemia (b. 1245)
1282
Ingrid of Skänninge, Swedish abbes and saint
1271
Yaroslav of Tver, Russian Grand Prince (b. 1230)
1191
Conrad II, duke of Bohemia
1087
William the Conqueror, English king (b. 1028)
1031
Gang Gam-chan, Korean general (b. 948)
1000
Olaf I, king of Norway
906
Adalbert von Babenberg, Frankish nobleman