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On This Day in History:  April 14

April 14 is the 104th day of the year (105th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 261 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2019
Growing number of states move to shield lottery winners. A growing number of states are moving to allow the winners of big lottery jackpots to stay anonymous as privacy concerns are increasingly trumping lottery groups' wishes to publicize winners to boost sales and show that the games are fair.
2017
Unclaimed $3.5M Missouri Lottery jackpot about to expire. Missouri Lottery players: check your pockets, your car, your drawers, and track down all your old lottery tickets. You could be a millionaire and not even know it!
2016
9 charged with illegal lottery, bookmaking in Rhode Island. Providence police say they've arrested nine people and seized cash and drugs after discovering illegally lottery and bookmaking operations at several businesses in the city.
2016
Australian man accuses fishing buddy of stealing $3.5M lottery ticket. A dispute between two former fishing buddies who destroyed their friendship over a missing lottery ticket claimed to be worth $3.5 million (US$2.7 million) has ended up in an Australian court.
2013
Co-workers share lottery cash with colleague in need. A group of food service workers at a high school decided to help a co-worker who needed some money for chemotherapy treatment.
2013
Lottery winner hits baby jackpot. A big-time lottery winner and his wife became the parents of two babies, delivered during separate births, 100 days apart.
2011
'Hot spots' part of D.C. officials' plan to allow Internet-based gambling in city. D.C. officials said they are planning to set up 20 to 30 online gambling "hot spots" in hotels, bars, clubs and other venues across the city by around Sept. 1, marking a major step in a bid to turn the nation's capital into a haven for Texas hold 'em and other potentially lucrative Internet-based games.
2010
Masked Israeli lottery winners collect country's biggest jackpot. An Israeli couple finally picked up the country's biggest ever lottery jackpot three months after they won, and they wore masks to hide their faces from the public.
2009
N.Y. Lottery posts record sales. The New York Lottery is feeling lucky despite the woes of the economy, with $7.66 billion in lottery ticket sales in the last fiscal year.
2009
Q&A with the CT Lottery CEO. The Hartford Business Journal recently conducted an interview of the Connecticut Lottery CEO.
2009
Arkansas lottery commission fully staffed. Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe on Monday appointed the final three members of the Arkansas Lottery Commission, naming George J. Hammons of Pine Bluff, Dianne Lamberth of Batesville and Ben Pickard of Beebe to the board that will oversee lottery operations.
2009
Reflecting bad times, some lotteries hit losing streak. State lotteries are down on their luck as players cut back on games of chance.
2008
$31 million lottery claimed by anonymous winner. And the winner of a $31 million California SuperLotto Plus prize is ... anonymous.
2008
$10M lottery winner squanders fortune. He hit the lottery jackpot in 2005, but three years later, a British ex-soldier is destitute, down and out, living in a budget guesthouse.
2008
Arkansas watches as Tenn rethinks lottery scholarships. If Lt. Gov. Bill Halter's push for a state lottery is successful, Arkansas legislators may want to consider Tennessee's dilemma before writing rules for spending proceeds that would be earmarked exclusively for college scholarships.
2008
N.J. mom-and-pop lottery retailers worried about competition. Normally the domain of smaller convenience stores and food markets, lottery sales will ae sold in big chain stores like Target, Home Depot, and Dunkin' Donuts if a legislator's plan is made into law.
2008
As Fla. lottery sales slow, schools stand to lose. Penny-pinching Floridians aren't playing the lottery as much as expected, and that's bad news for state legislators trying to minimize school budget cuts next year.
2007
Men threaten discrimination suit against N.M. Lottery. Two sales representatives who resigned Friday from the New Mexico Lottery said they were forced out by being given more work so they could be replaced by younger employees with lower pay.
2006
N.C. Lottery prohibits illegal aliens from collecting big prizes. The estimated 390,000 illegal aliens in North Carolina are welcome to spend money on the state's new lottery, but they may not be allowed to collect.
2006
Oregon Lottery may give $42 million in excess funds to schools. Oregon legislators are poised to approve handing over $42 million in unexpected lottery revenue to public schools during next week's special session.
2006
Florida lottery winners indicted on tax charge. Alex and Rhoda Toth were down to their last $24 in May 1990 when they won $13 million in the Florida Lotto, but it has been trouble ever since.
2006
Lottery winner is arrested for failing to appear. Winning the lottery proved to be unlucky for a Craven County, North Carolina, man.
2006
13 State Employees to Share $224 Million Powerball Lottery Jackpot. A group of 13 Missouri state employees, who work for the Department of Social Services Family Support Division/Child Support Enforcement in Florissant, claimed the $224.2 million Powerball jackpot from the April 12 drawing.
2004
Super 7 lottery win both heartwarming and amazing. It may be the feel-good lottery win of all time: a single mom who can now help her kids, and a father of three who proved lottery lightning can strike twice.
2004
Virginia Lottery has largest payout ever in Pick 4. Lady Luck waived her wand just right Tuesday for more than 1,500 Virginia Lottery ticket holders who played 7-7-7-7.
2004
Wisconsin Lottery sorts mixup on Badger 5 numbers. The Wisconsin Lottery will pay on two sets of winning numbers from Monday's Badger 5 drawing after a mix-up caused confusion over which five numbers were actually drawn, a lottery official said Tuesday.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$331 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 16, 2002
2.$220 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 14, 2006
3.$205 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 16, 2016
4.$175 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 14, 2010
5.€128.93 Million
US$159.03 Million
Draw Date
Apr 14, 2018
6.$157 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 16, 2019
7.€136.73 Million
US$154.42 Million
Draw Date
Apr 16, 2019
8.$145 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 14, 2020
9.$144 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 15, 2005
10.$122 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 16, 2010
11.$118 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 17, 2019
12.$113 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 14, 2012
13.$110 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 16, 2014
14.$106 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 14, 2018
15.€90 Million
US$99.23 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Apr 17, 2020
16.€86.97 Million
US$92.34 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Apr 14, 2017
17.$92 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 14, 2009
18.$91 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 16, 2008
19.€57 Million
US$90.09 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Apr 18, 2008
20.$84 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 14, 2001
21.$80 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Apr 17, 2013
21.$80 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Apr 15, 2016
23.€69.53 Million
US$78.3 Million
Draw Date
Apr 14, 2016
24.$77 Million
Draw Date
Apr 14, 2010
25.€58 Million
US$75.7 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Apr 17, 2009

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1996
Sunday, Apr 14, 1996
24 years old
1983
Thursday, Apr 14, 1983
37 years old
1972
Friday, Apr 14, 1972
48 years old
1972
Friday, Apr 14, 1972
48 years old
1970
Tuesday, Apr 14, 1970
50 years old
1970
Tuesday, Apr 14, 1970
50 years old
1968
Sunday, Apr 14, 1968
52 years old
1965
Wednesday, Apr 14, 1965
55 years old
1965
Wednesday, Apr 14, 1965
55 years old
1959
Tuesday, Apr 14, 1959
61 years old
(year not provided)
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(year not provided)

Worldwide Events On This Day

2016
In Japan, the foreshock of Kumamoto earthquakes occurs.
2014
Twin bomb blasts in Abuja, Nigeria, kill at least 75 people and injures 141 others.
2014
Two hundred seventy-six schoolgirls are abducted by Boko Haram in Chibok, Nigeria.
2010
Nearly 2,700 are killed in a magnitude 6.9 earthquake in the Yushu Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture.
2006
Twin blasts triggered by crude bombs during Asr prayer in Jama Masjid, Delhi injure 13 people.
2005
The Oregon Supreme Court nullifies marriage licenses issued to same-sex couples a year earlier by Multnomah County.
2003
The Human Genome Project is completed with 99% of the human genome sequenced to an accuracy of 99.99%.
2003
U.S. troops in Baghdad capture Abu Abbas, leader of the Palestinian group that killed an American on the hijacked cruise liner the MS Achille Lauro in 1985.
2002
Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez returns to office two days after being ousted and arrested by the country's military.
1999
NATO mistakenly bombs a convoy of ethnic Albanian refugees. Yugoslav officials say 75 people were killed.
1999
A severe hailstorm strikes Sydney, Australia causing A$2.3 billion in insured damages, the most costly natural disaster in Australian history.
1994
In a U.S. friendly fire incident during Operation Provide Comfort in northern Iraq, two United States Air Force aircraft mistakenly shoot-down two United States Army helicopters, killing 26 people.
1991
The Republic of Georgia introduces the post of President after its declaration of independence from the Soviet Union.
1988
The USS Samuel B. Roberts strikes a mine in the Persian Gulf during Operation Earnest Will.
1988
In a United Nations ceremony in Geneva, Switzerland, the Soviet Union signs an agreement pledging to withdraw its troops from Afghanistan.
1986
The heaviest hailstones ever recorded (1 kilogram (2.2 lb)) fall on the Gopalganj district of Bangladesh, killing 92.
1981
STS-1: The first operational Space Shuttle, Columbia completes its first test flight.
1978
Tbilisi Demonstrations: Thousands of Georgians demonstrate against Soviet attempts to change the constitutional status of the Georgian language.
1967
Gnassingbé Eyadéma overthrows President of TogoNicolas Grunitzky and installs himself as the new president, a title he would hold for the next 38 years.
1958
The Soviet satellite Sputnik 2 falls from orbit after a mission duration of 162 days. This was the first spacecraft to carry a living animal, a female dog named Laika, who likely lived only a few hours.
1945
Razing of Friesoythe: The 4th Canadian (Armoured) Divisiondeliberately destroyed the German town of Friesoythe on the orders of Major GeneralChristopher Vokes.
1944
Bombay explosion: A massive explosion in Bombay harbor kills 300 and causes economic damage valued then at 20 million pounds.
1942
Malta receives the George Cross for its gallantry. The George Cross was given by King George VI himself and is now an emblem on the Maltese national flag.
1941
World War II: German general Erwin Rommel attacks Tobruk.
1940
World War II: Royal Marines land in Namsos, Norway in preparation for a larger force to arrive two days later.
1939
The Grapes of Wrath, by American author John Steinbeck is first published by the Viking Press.
1935
The Black Sunday dust storm, considered one of the worst storms of the Dust Bowl, swept across the Oklahoma and Texas panhandles and neighboring areas.
1931
The Spanish Cortes deposes King Alfonso XIII and proclaims the Second Spanish Republic.
1928
The Bremen, a German Junkers W 33 type aircraft, reaches Greenly Island, Canada - the first successful transatlantic aeroplane flight from east to west.
1927
The first Volvo car premieres in Gothenburg, Sweden.
1912
The British passenger liner RMS Titanic hits an iceberg in the North Atlantic at 23:40 (sinks morning of April 15th).
1909
A massacre is organized by the Ottoman Empire against the Armenian population of Cilicia.
1908
Hauser Dam, a steel dam on the Missouri River in Montana, U.S., fails, sending a surge of water 25 to 30 feet (7.6 to 9.1 m) high downstream.
1906
The Azusa Street Revival opens and will launch Pentecostalism as a worldwide movement.
1902
James Cash Penney opens his first store in Kemmerer, Wyoming.
1900
The Exposition Universelle begins.
1894
The first ever commercial motion picture house opened in New York City using ten Kinetoscopes, a device for peep-show viewing of films.
1890
The Pan-American Union is founded by the First International Conference of American States in Washington, D.C.
1881
The Four Dead in Five Seconds Gunfight is fought in El Paso, Texas.
1865
U.S. President Abraham Lincoln is shot in Ford's Theatre by John Wilkes Booth; Lincoln died the next day.
1865
U.S. Secretary of StateWilliam H. Seward and his family are attacked at home by Lewis Powell.
1849
Hungary declares itself independent of Austria with Lajos Kossuth as its leader.
1828
Noah Webster copyrights the first edition of his dictionary.
1816
Bussa, a slave in British-ruled Barbados, leads a slave rebellion and is killed. For this, he is remembered as the first national hero of Barbados.
1775
The first abolition society in North America is established. The Society for the Relief of Free Negroes Unlawfully Held in Bondage is organized in Philadelphia by Benjamin Franklin and Benjamin Rush.
1699
Khalsa: The Sikh religion was formalised as the Khalsa - the brotherhood of Warrior-Saints - by Guru Gobind Singh in northern India, in accordance with the Nanakshahi calendar.
1639
Imperial forces are defeated by the Swedes at the Battle of Chemnitz. The Swedish victory prolongs the Thirty Years' War and allows them to advance into Bohemia.
1561
A celestial phenomenon is reported over Nuremberg, described as an aerial battle.
1471
In England, the Yorkists under Edward IV defeat the Lancastrians under the Earl of Warwick at the Battle of Barnet; the Earl is killed and Edward IV resumes the throne.
1434
The foundation stone of Nantes Cathedral, France is laid.
1341
Sack of Saluzzo (Italy) by Italian-Angevine troops under Manfred V, Marquess of Saluzzo.
1294
Temür, grandson of Kublai, is elected Khagan of the Mongols and Emperor of the Yuan dynasty with the reigning titles Oljeitu and Chengzong.
1205
Battle of Adrianople between Bulgarians and Crusaders.
1028
Henry III, son of Conrad, is elected King of Germany.
972
Co-Emperor Otto II, a son of Otto I (the Great), marries the Byzantine princess Theophanu. She is crowned empress by Pope John XIII at Rome.
966
After his marriage to the Christian Doubravka of Bohemia, the pagan ruler of the Polans, Mieszko I, converts to Christianity, an event considered to be the founding of the Polish state.
193
Septimius Severus is proclaimed Roman emperor by the army in Illyricum (in the Balkans).
AD 70
Siege of Jerusalem: Titus, son of emperor Vespasian, surrounds the Jewish capital with four Roman legions.
AD 69
Vitellius, commander of the Rhine armies, defeats EmperorOtho in the Battle of Bedriacum to take power over Rome.
43 BC
Battle of Forum Gallorum: Mark Antony, besieging Caesar's assassin Decimus Brutus in Mutina, defeats the forces of the consul Pansa, but is then immediately defeated by the army of the other consul, Aulus Hirtius.

Births On This Day

1996
Abigail Breslin, American actress
1993
Kent Jones, American rapper
1993
Graham Phillips, American actor
1992
Frederik Sørensen, Danish footballer
1990
Markus Smarzoch, German footballer
1989
Aleksei Olegovich Alekseyev, Russian footballer
1989
Joe Haden, American football player
1988
Roberto Bautista Agut, Spanish tennis player
1988
Eric Gryba, Canadian ice hockey defenseman
1988
Eliška Klučinová, Czech heptathlete
1988
Vasileios Pliatsikas, Greek footballer
1988
Brad Sinopoli, Canadian football player
1987
Michael Baze, American jockey (d. 2011)
1987
Erwin Hoffer, Austrian footballer
1987
Wilson Kiprop, Kenyan runner
1987
Korina Perkovic, German tennis player
1986
Matt Derbyshire, English footballer
1986
Goran Gogić, Serbian footballer (d. 2015)
1985
Grant Clitsome, Canadian ice hockey player
1984
Blake Costanzo, American football player
1984
Charles Hamelin, Canadian speed skater
1984
Harumafuji Kōhei, Mongolian sumo wrestler, the 70th Yokozuna
1984
Adán Sánchez, American-Mexican musician (d. 2004)
1984
Tyler Thigpen, American football player
1983
Simona La Mantia, Italian triple jumper
1983
James McFadden, Scottish footballer
1983
William Obeng, Ghanaian-American football player
1983
Nikoloz Tskitishvili, Georgian basketball player
1982
Uğur Boral, Turkish footballer
1982
Larissa França, Brazilian volleyball player
1981
Mustafa Güngör, German rugby player
1981
Amy Leach, English director and producer
1980
Win Butler, American-Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist
1980
Jeremy Smith, New Zealand rugby league player
1979
Iain Balshaw, English rugby player
1979
Rebecca DiPietro, American wrestler and model
1979
Marios Elia, Cypriot footballer
1979
Ross Filipo, New Zealand rugby player
1979
Noé Pamarot, French footballer
1979
Patrick Somerville, American novelist and short story writer
1979
Kerem Tunçeri, Turkish basketball player
1978
Roland Lessing, Estonian biathlete
1977
Nate Fox, American basketball player (d. 2014)
1977
Martin Kaalma, Estonian footballer
1977
Sarah Michelle Gellar, American actress and producer
1977
Rob McElhenney, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
1976
Christian Älvestam, Swedish singer-songwriter and guitarist
1976
Georgina Chapman, English model, actress, and fashion designer, co-founded Marchesa
1976
Anna DeForge, American basketball player
1976
Kyle Farnsworth, American baseball player
1976
Nadine Faustin-Parker, Hatian hurdler
1976
Jason Wiemer, Canadian ice hockey player
1975
Lita, American wrestler
1975
Luciano Almeida, Brazilian footballer
1975
Avner Dorman, Israeli-American composer and academic
1975
Konstantinos Nebegleras, Greek footballer
1975
Anderson Silva, Brazilian mixed martial artist and boxer
1974
Da Brat, American rapper
1973
Roberto Ayala, Argentinian footballer
1973
Adrien Brody, American actor
1973
Hidetaka Suehiro, Japanese video game director and writer
1973
David Miller, American tenor
1972
Paul Devlin, English-Scottish footballer and manager
1972
Roberto Mejía, Dominican baseball player
1972
Dean Potter, American rock climber and BASE jumper (d. 2015)
1971
Miguel Calero, Colombian footballer and manager (d. 2012)
1971
Carlos Pérez, Dominican-American baseball player
1971
Gregg Zaun, American baseball player and sportscaster
1970
Steve Avery, American baseball player
1970
Shizuka Kudō, Japanese singer and actress
1969
Brad Ausmus, American baseball player and manager
1969
Martyn LeNoble, Dutch-American bass player
1969
Vebjørn Selbekk, Norwegian journalist
1968
Anthony Michael Hall, American actor
1967
Nicola Berti, Italian footballer
1967
Steve Chiasson, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1999)
1967
Alain Côté, Canadian ice hockey player
1967
Barrett Martin, American drummer, songwriter, and producer
1967
Julia Zemiro, French-Australian actress, comedian, singer and writer
1966
André Boisclair, Canadian lawyer and politician
1966
Jan Boklöv, Swedish ski jumper
1966
David Justice, American baseball player and sportscaster
1966
Greg Maddux, American baseball player, coach, and manager
1965
Tom Dey, American director and producer
1965
Alexandre Jardin, French author
1965
Craig McDermott, Australian cricketer and coach
1964
Brian Adams, American wrestler (d. 2007)
1964
Jeff Andretti, American race car driver
1964
Greg Battle, American-Canadian football player
1964
Stuart Duncan, American bluegrass musician
1964
Gina McKee, English actress
1962
Guillaume Leblanc, Canadian athlete
1961
Robert Carlyle, Scottish actor and director
1961
Daniel Clowes, American cartoonist and screenwriter
1960
Brad Garrett, American actor and comedian
1960
Myoma Myint Kywe, Burmese historian and journalist
1960
Osamu Sato, Japanese graphic artist, programmer, and composer
1960
Tina Rosenberg, American journalist and author
1960
Pat Symcox, South African cricketer
1959
Marie-Thérèse Fortin, Canadian actress
1958
Peter Capaldi, Scottish actor
1957
Lothaire Bluteau, Canadian actor
1957
Mikhail Pletnev, Russian pianist, composer, and conductor
1956
Boris Šprem, Croatian lawyer and politician, 8th President of Croatian Parliament (d. 2012)
1954
Sue Hill, English pathologist and civil servant
1954
Katsuhiro Otomo, Japanese director, screenwriter, and illustrator
1952
Kenny Aaronson, American bass player
1952
Mickey O'Sullivan, Irish footballer and manager
1952
David Urquhart, Scottish bishop
1951
José Eduardo González Navas, Spanish politician
1951
Julian Lloyd Webber, English cellist, conductor, and educator
1951
Elizabeth Symons, Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean, English politician
1950
Francis Collins, American physician and geneticist
1950
Péter Esterházy, Hungarian author (d. 2016)
1949
Dave Gibbons, English author and illustrator
1949
DeAnne Julius, American-British economist and academic
1949
Chris Langham, English actor and screenwriter
1949
Chas Mortimer, English motorcycle racer
1949
John Shea, American actor and director
1948
Berry Berenson, American model, actress, and photographer (d. 2001)
1948
Anastasios Papaligouras, Greek lawyer and politician, Greek Minister of Justice
1947
Dominique Baudis, French journalist and politician (d. 2014)
1947
Bob Massie, Australian cricketer
1946
Mireille Guiliano, French-American author
1946
Michael Sarris, Cypriot economist and politician, Cypriot Minister of Finance
1946
Knut Kristiansen, Norwegian pianist and orchestra leader
1945
Tuilaepa Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi, Samoan economist and politician, 8th Prime Minister of Samoa
1945
Ritchie Blackmore, English guitarist and songwriter
1945
Roger Frappier, Canadian producer, director and screenwriter
1944
John Sergeant, English journalist
1942
Valeriy Brumel, Soviet high jumper (d. 2003)
1942
Valentin Lebedev, Russian engineer and astronaut
1942
Björn Rosengren, Swedish politician, Swedish Minister of Enterprise and Innovation
1941
Pete Rose, American baseball player and manager
1940
Julie Christie, English actress and activist
1940
David Hope, Baron Hope of Thornes, English archbishop and academic
1940
Richard Thompson, English physician and academic
1938
Mahmud Esad Coşan, Turkish author and academic (d. 2001)
1937
Efi Arazi, Israeli businessman, founded the Scailex Corporation (d. 2013)
1937
Sepp Mayerl, Austrian mountaineer (d. 2012)
1936
Arlene Martel, American actress and singer (d. 2014)
1936
Bobby Nichols, American golfer
1936
Frank Serpico, American-Italian soldier, police officer and lecturer
1935
Susan Cunliffe-Lister, Baroness Masham of Ilton, English table tennis player, swimmer, and politician
1935
John Oliver, English bishop
1935
Erich von Däniken, Swiss historian and author
1934
Fredric Jameson, American philosopher and theorist
1933
Paddy Hopkirk, Northern Irish racing driver
1933
Boris Strugatsky, Russian author (d. 2012)
1933
Yuri Oganessian, Armenian-Russian nuclear physicist
1932
Bill Bennett, Canadian lawyer and politician, 27th Premier of British Columbia (d. 2015)
1932
Atef Ebeid, Egyptian academic and politician, 47th Prime Minister of Egypt (d. 2014)
1932
Loretta Lynn, American singer-songwriter and musician
1932
Cameron Parker, Scottish businessman and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Renfrewshire
1931
Geoffrey Dalton, English admiral
1931
Paul Masnick, Canadian ice hockey player
1930
Martin Adolf Bormann, German priest and theologian (d. 2013)
1930
Arnold Burns, American lawyer and politician, 21st United States Deputy Attorney General (d. 2013)
1930
René Desmaison, French mountaineer (d. 2007)
1930
Bradford Dillman, American actor and author (d. 2018)
1929
Gerry Anderson, English director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2012)
1929
Inez Andrews, African-American singer-songwriter (d. 2012)
1927
Alan MacDiarmid, New Zealand chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2007)
1927
Dany Robin, French actress and singer (d. 1995)
1926
Barbara Anderson, New Zealand author (d. 2013)
1926
Frank Daniel, Czech director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1996)
1926
Gloria Jean, American actress and singer (d. 2018)
1926
Liz Renay, American actress and author (d. 2007)
1925
Abel Muzorewa, Zimbabwean minister and politician, 1st Prime Minister of Zimbabwe Rhodesia (d. 2010)
1925
Rod Steiger, American soldier and actor (d. 2002)
1924
Shorty Rogers, American trumpet player and composer (d. 1994)
1924
Joseph Ruskin, American actor and producer (d. 2013)
1924
Mary Warnock, Baroness Warnock, English philosopher, and academic (d. 2019)
1923
Roberto De Vicenzo, Argentinian golfer (d. 2017)
1922
Audrey Long, American actress (d. 2014)
1921
Thomas Schelling, American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2016)
1920
Ivor Forbes Guest, English lawyer, historian, and author (d. 2018)
1919
Shamshad Begum, Pakistani-Indian singer (d. 2013)
1919
K. Saraswathi Amma, Indian author and playwright (d. 1975)
1918
Mary Healy, American actress and singer (d. 2015)
1917
Valerie Hobson, English actress (d. 1998)
1917
Marvin Miller, American baseball executive (d. 2012)
1916
Don Willesee, Australian telegraphist and politician, 29th Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs (d. 2003)
1913
Jean Fournet, French conductor (d. 2008)
1912
Robert Doisneau, French photographer and journalist (d. 1994)
1912
Georg Siimenson, Estonian footballer (d. 1978)
1907
François Duvalier, Haitian physician and politician, 40th President of Haiti (d. 1971)
1906
Faisal of Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabian king (d. 1975)
1905
Elizabeth Huckaby, American author and educator (d. 1999)
1905
Georg Lammers, German sprinter (d. 1987)
1905
Jean Pierre-Bloch, French author and activist (d. 1999)
1904
John Gielgud, English actor, director, and producer (d. 2000)
1903
Henry Corbin, French philosopher and academic (d. 1978)
1903
Ruth Svedberg, Swedish discus thrower and triathlete (d. 2002)
1902
Sylvio Mantha, Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and referee (d. 1974)
1892
Juan Belmonte, Spanish bullfighter (d. 1962)
1892
V. Gordon Childe, Australian archaeologist and philologist (d. 1957)
1892
Claire Windsor, American actress (d. 1972)
1891
B. R. Ambedkar, Indian economist, jurist, and politician, 1st Indian Minister of Law and Justice (d. 1956)
1891
Otto Lasanen, Finnish wrestler (d. 1958)
1889
Arnold J. Toynbee, English historian and academic (d. 1975)
1886
Ernst Robert Curtius, German philologist and scholar (d. 1956)
1886
Árpád Tóth, Hungarian poet and translator (d. 1928)
1882
Moritz Schlick, German-Austrian physicist and philosopher (d. 1936)
1881
Husain Salaahuddin, Maldivian poet and scholar (d. 1948)
1872
Abdullah Yusuf Ali, Indian-English scholar and translator (d. 1953)
1870
Victor Borisov-Musatov, Russian painter and educator (d. 1905)
1870
Syd Gregory, Australian cricketer and coach (d. 1929)
1868
Peter Behrens, German architect, designed the AEG turbine factory (d. 1940)
1866
Anne Sullivan, American educator (d. 1936)
1865
Alfred Hoare Powell, English architect, and designer and painter of pottery (d. 1960)
1857
Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom (d. 1944)
1854
Martin Lipp, Estonian pastor and poet (d. 1923)
1852
Alexander Greenlaw Hamilton, Australian biologist (d. 1941)
1827
Augustus Pitt Rivers, English general, ethnologist, and archaeologist (d. 1900)
1819
Harriett Ellen Grannis Arey, American educator, author, editor, and publisher (d. 1901)
1814
Dimitri Kipiani, Georgian publicist and author (d. 1887)
1812
George Grey, Portuguese-New Zealand soldier, explorer, and politician, 11th Prime Minister of New Zealand (d. 1898)
1800
John Appold, English engineer (d. 1865)
1788
David G. Burnet, American politician, 2nd Vice-President of Texas (d. 1870)
1773
Jean-Baptiste de Villèle, French politician, 6th Prime Minister of France (d. 1854)
1769
Barthélemy Catherine Joubert, French general (d. 1799)
1741
Emperor Momozono of Japan (d. 1762)
1738
William Cavendish-Bentinck, 3rd Duke of Portland, English politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1809)
1714
Adam Gib, Scottish minister and author (d. 1788)
1709
Charles Collé, French playwright and songwriter (d. 1783)
1678
Abraham Darby I, English iron master (d. 1717)
1668
Magnus Julius De la Gardie, Swedish general and politician (d. 1741)
1629
Christiaan Huygens, Dutch mathematician, astronomer, and physicist (d. 1695)
1578
Philip III of Spain (d. 1621)
1572
Adam Tanner, Austrian mathematician, philosopher, and academic (d. 1632)
1527
Abraham Ortelius, Flemish cartographer and geographer (d. 1598)
1331
Jeanne-Marie de Maille, French Roman Catholic saint (d. 1414)
1204
Henry I, king of Castile (d. 1217)
1126
Averroes, Spanish physician and philosopher (d. 1198)

Deaths On This Day

2019
Bibi Andersson, Swedish actress (b.1935)
2015
Klaus Bednarz, German journalist and author (b. 1942)
2015
Mark Reeds, Canadian-American ice hockey player and coach (b. 1960)
2015
Percy Sledge, American singer (b. 1940)
2015
Roberto Tucci, Italian cardinal and theologian (b. 1921)
2014
Nina Cassian, Romanian poet and critic (b. 1924)
2014
Crad Kilodney, American-Canadian author (b. 1948)
2014
Wally Olins, English businessman and academic (b. 1930)
2014
Mick Staton, American soldier and politician (b. 1940)
2013
Efi Arazi, Israeli businessman, founded the Scailex Corporation (b. 1937)
2013
Colin Davis, English conductor and educator (b. 1927)
2013
R. P. Goenka, Indian businessman, founded RPG Group (b. 1930)
2013
George Jackson, American singer-songwriter (b. 1945)
2013
Armando Villanueva, Peruvian politician, 121st Prime Minister of Peru (b. 1915)
2013
Charlie Wilson, American politician (b. 1943)
2012
Émile Bouchard, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1919)
2012
Jonathan Frid, Canadian actor (b. 1924)
2012
Piermario Morosini, Italian footballer (b. 1986)
2011
Jean Gratton, Canadian Roman Catholic bishop (b. 1924)
2010
Israr Ahmed, Pakistani theologian and scholar (b. 1932)
2010
Alice Miller, Polish-French psychologist and author (b. 1923)
2010
Peter Steele, American singer-songwriter and bass player (b. 1962)
2009
Maurice Druon, French author (b. 1918)
2008
Tommy Holmes, American baseball player and manager (b. 1917)
2008
Ollie Johnston, American animator and voice actor (b. 1912)
2007
June Callwood, Canadian journalist, author, and activist (b. 1924)
2007
Don Ho, American singer and ukulele player (b. 1930)
2007
René Rémond, French historian and economist (b. 1918)
2006
Mahmut Bakalli, Kosovo politician (b. 1936)
2004
Micheline Charest, English-Canadian television producer, co-founded the Cookie Jar Group (b. 1953)
2003
Jyrki Otila, Finnish politician (b. 1941)
2001
Jim Baxter, Scottish footballer (b. 1939)
2001
Hiroshi Teshigahara, Japanese director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1927)
2000
Phil Katz, American computer programmer, co-created the zip file format (b. 1962)
2000
August R. Lindt, Swiss lawyer and politician (b. 1905)
2000
Wilf Mannion, English footballer (b. 1918)
1999
Ellen Corby, American actress and screenwriter (b. 1911)
1999
Anthony Newley, English singer-songwriter and actor (b. 1931)
1999
Bill Wendell, American television announcer (b. 1924)
1995
Burl Ives, American actor, folk singer, and writer (b. 1909)
1994
Salimuzzaman Siddiqui, Pakistani chemist and scholar (b. 1897)
1990
Thurston Harris, American singer (b. 1931)
1990
Olabisi Onabanjo, Nigerian politician, 3rd Governor of Ogun State (b. 1927)
1986
Simone de Beauvoir, French novelist and philosopher (b. 1908)
1983
Pete Farndon, English bassist (The Pretenders) (b. 1952)
1983
Gianni Rodari, Italian journalist and author (b. 1920)
1978
Joe Gordon, American baseball player and manager (b. 1915)
1978
F. R. Leavis, English educator and critic (b. 1895)
1976
José Revueltas, Mexican author and activist (b. 1914)
1975
Günter Dyhrenfurth, German-Swiss mountaineer, geologist, and explorer (b. 1886)
1975
Fredric March, American actor (b. 1897)
1969
Matilde Muñoz Sampedro, Spanish actress (b. 1900)
1968
Al Benton, American baseball player (b. 1911)
1964
Tatyana Afanasyeva, Russian-Dutch mathematician and theorist (b. 1876)
1964
Rachel Carson, American biologist and author (b. 1907)
1963
Rahul Sankrityayan, Indian monk and historian (b. 1893)
1962
M. Visvesvaraya, Indian engineer and scholar (b. 1860)
1951
Al Christie, Canadian-American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1881)
1950
Ramana Maharshi, Indian guru and philosopher (b. 1879)
1943
Yakov Dzhugashvili, Georgian-Russian lieutenant (b. 1907)
1938
Gillis Grafström, Swedish figure skater and architect (b. 1893)
1935
Emmy Noether, German-American mathematician and academic (b. 1882)
1931
Richard Armstedt, German philologist, historian, and educator (b. 1851)
1930
Vladimir Mayakovsky, Georgian-Russian actor, playwright, and poet (b. 1893)
1925
John Singer Sargent, American painter (b. 1856)
1919
Auguste-Réal Angers, Canadian judge and politician, 6th Lieutenant Governor of Quebec (b. 1837)
1917
L. L. Zamenhof, Polish physician and linguist, created Esperanto (b. 1859)
1914
Hubert Bland, English activist, co-founded the Fabian Society (b. 1855)
1912
Henri Brisson, French politician, 50th Prime Minister of France (b. 1835)
1911
Addie Joss, American baseball player and journalist (b. 1880)
1911
Henri Elzéar Taschereau, Canadian lawyer and jurist, 4th Chief Justice of Canada (b. 1836)
1910
Mikhail Vrubel, Russian painter and sculptor (b. 1856)
1864
Charles Lot Church, American-Canadian politician (b. 1777)
1843
Joseph Lanner, Austrian violinist and composer (b. 1801)
1792
Maximilian Hell, Slovak-Hungarian astronomer and priest (b. 1720)
1785
William Whitehead, English poet and playwright (b. 1715)
1759
George Frideric Handel, German-English organist and composer (b. 1685)
1721
Michel Chamillart, French politician, Controller-General of Finances (b. 1652)
1682
Avvakum, Russian priest and saint (b. 1620)
1662
William Fiennes, 1st Viscount Saye and Sele, English politician (b. 1582)
1609
Gasparo da Salò, Italian violin maker (b. 1540)
1599
Henry Wallop, English politician (b. 1540)
1587
Edward Manners, 3rd Earl of Rutland (b. 1548)
1578
James Hepburn, 4th Earl of Bothwell, English husband of Mary, Queen of Scots (b. 1534)
1574
Louis of Nassau (b. 1538)
1488
Girolamo Riario, Lord of Imola and Forli (b. 1443)
1480
Thomas de Spens, Scottish statesman and prelate (b. c. 1415)
1471
Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick, English commander and politician (b. 1428)
1471
John Neville, 1st Marquess of Montagu (b. 1431)
1433
Lidwina, Dutch saint (b. 1380)
1424
Lucia Visconti, English countess (b. 1372)
1345
Richard de Bury, English bishop and politician, Lord Chancellor of The United Kingdom (b. 1287)
1322
Bartholomew de Badlesmere, 1st Baron Badlesmere, English soldier and politician, Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports (b. 1275)
1279
Bolesław the Pious, Duke of Greater Poland (b. 1224)
1132
Mstislav I of Kiev (b. 1076)
1099
Conrad, Bishop of Utrecht (b. before 1040)
1070
Gerard, Duke of Lorraine (b. c. 1030)
911
Pope Sergius III, pope of the Roman Catholic Church

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