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On This Day in History:  December 11

December 11 is the 345th day of the year (346th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 20 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2019
Cashier's mix-up ends in lottery jackpot win for man on his first visit to NC. A man on his first trip to North Carolina ended up with a $100,000 souvenir.
2018
Florida man putting $14.5 million lottery win toward education in India. A Tampa man is a millionaire after he struck the Florida Lottery's $14.5 million dollar jackpot, and he plans to use his windfall to help less fortunate children in his home country of India.
2015
Fantasy sports sites back in business in N.Y. after appeal. DraftKings Inc. and FanDuel Inc. can continue doing business in New York for now, after an appeals court halted a trial judge's order to temporarily halt daily fantasy games in the state.
2014
Texas Lottery suspends sales of Monopoly Millionaires' Club game. The Texas Lottery announced today that it will suspend sales of the multi-state Monopoly Millionaires' Club game following the drawing on Friday, Dec. 12.
2013
$400 MILLION: Massive Mega Millions lottery jackpot set for Friday. The changes made in October have put the "Mega" back into Mega Millions.
2012
Woman found guilty of murder in lottery winner's death. Dorice "Dee Dee" Moore showed no emotion as she was found guilty and sentenced to mandatory life without parole for the murder of Florida lottery winner Abraham Shakespeare.
2012
Arizona Lottery releases name of Powerball jackpot winner. Arizona Lottery officials on Monday identified Matthew Good, a married man in his 30s, as the second winner of last week's $587.5 million Powerball jackpot.
2009
Oklahoma ranks near top for lottery winners. Are Oklahomans luckier than residents of other states? According to the statistics, they seem to be.
2009
Oklahoma Lottery sales hurt by lagging economy. Lottery ticket sales declined about $11.3 million in the past fiscal year, mainly because of a downturn in the economy, Oklahoma officials said.
2009
Georgia lottery players tout big scratch-off wins. Two retirees and a teen are among a handful of recent big Georgia lottery winners.
2009
Mass. Lottery becoming political football. A war of words -- and numbers -- broke out in the governor's race yesterday as Gov. Deval Patrick accused rival Tim Cahill of making "excuses" about the Lottery's performance even as the state treasurer touted a better-than-expected financial forecast.
2007
Lottery may be top talk among Tennessee legislators this session. Recent questions about the Tennessee state lottery could become political football in the upcoming legislative session.
2006
Secrets of lottery millionaires. As the 2,000th UK Lottery millionaire pops the champagne, 16 former jackpot winners shared how their money has been spent -- and how their lives have changed.
2006
Opinion: Calif. Lottery should not rubber-stamp GTECH deal. Some industry watchdogs are concerned about the seemingly scant review California is giving to the acquisition of GTECH by Lottomatica.
2006
Indiana Lottery gets new director. Kathryn Densborn of Indianapolis will begin work at the Hoosier Lottery next week, and will take over as director in January.
2006
UK Lottery, by the numbers. 50 facts about the United Kingdom's #1 numbers game.
2006
The hidden Lotto millionaires. They have wealth beyond their wildest dreams but nobody knows. In the Irish province of Ulster some of the millionaires have made their identities known to the world, but most have not.
2006
Australian lottery sale proposal 'a gamble'. A NSW opposition plan to sell NSW Lotteries to help pay for drought projects would amount to a gamble on the security of the state's water resources, Premier Morris Iemma says.
2006
Lottery pool loses $36 million jackpot; wrong tickets bought. Members of a Belgian lottery pool who thought they had won 27 million euros (US$35.8 million) were devastated when they found the wrong numbers had been entered.
2004
Study Proves Number Bias in UK Lottery. A previously unpublished report by the National Lottery Commission unearthed a series of statistical anomalies that, taken at face value, suggest the lottery might not be as random as was previously thought.
2003
Powerball Jackpot Reaches $88 Million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Wednesday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $88 million, with a cash option of $46.9 million.
2003
It can happen... from broke to lots of bucks. James Gatzke was struggling with depression, and living off handouts and charity, with only his seven cats for company, when he hit the jackpot.
2003
Lottery Retailer Approvals In Full Swing. The Tennessee Lottery is moving swiftly to sign up retail outlets across Tennessee that want to be part of the lottery's kickoff on or before February 10, officials said.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$425 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 13, 2013
2.$340 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 13, 2019
3.$245 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 11, 2018
4.$230 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 12, 2018
5.$229 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 13, 2017
6.$207 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 12, 2008
7.$191 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 12, 2017
8.$164 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 12, 2015
9.$140 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 11, 2019
10.€115 Million
US$135.16 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Dec 12, 2017
11.$122 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 11, 2013
12.$116 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 13, 2011
13.$115 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 11, 2007
14.$112 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 14, 2005
15.$106 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 11, 2002
16.$104 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 14, 2010
17.$102 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 12, 2014
18.$100 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 14, 2016
18.$100 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 11, 2009
20.$88 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 13, 2003
21.€76 Million
US$86.21 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Dec 11, 2018
22.€75.14 Million
US$85.24 Million
Draw Date
Dec 11, 2018
23.€70.7 Million
US$83.1 Million
Draw Date
Dec 12, 2017
24.€62 Million
US$80.53 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Dec 11, 2012
25.$78 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 14, 2011

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1991
Wednesday, Dec 11, 1991
28 years old
1982
Saturday, Dec 11, 1982
37 years old
1978
Monday, Dec 11, 1978
41 years old
1976
Saturday, Dec 11, 1976
43 years old
1973
Tuesday, Dec 11, 1973
46 years old
1964
Friday, Dec 11, 1964
55 years old
1964
Friday, Dec 11, 1964
55 years old
1960
Sunday, Dec 11, 1960
59 years old
1957
Wednesday, Dec 11, 1957
62 years old
1948
Saturday, Dec 11, 1948
71 years old
1948
Saturday, Dec 11, 1948
71 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day

2017
A bomb detonated in the New York City Subway, in the Times Square-42nd Street/Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York City. It is known as the 2017 New York City attempted bombing.
2012
At least 125 people are killed and up to 200 injured in bombings in the Alawite village of Aqrab, Syria.
2008
Bernard Madoff is arrested and charged with securities fraud in a $50 billion Ponzi scheme.
2007
Insurgency in the Maghreb: Two car bombs explode in Algiers, Algeria, one near the Supreme Constitutional Court and the other near the offices of the United Nations.
2006
The International Conference to Review the Global Vision of the Holocaust is opened in Tehran, Iran, by then-president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad; nations such as Israel and the United States express concern.
2006
Felipe Calderón, the President of Mexico, launches a military-led offensive to put down the drug cartel violence in the state of Michoacán. This effort is often regarded as the first event in the Mexican Drug War.
2005
The Buncefield Oil Depot catches fire in Hemel Hempstead, England.
2005
Cronulla riots: Thousands of White Australians demonstrate against ethnic violence resulting in a riot against anyone thought to be Lebanese in Cronulla, New South Wales; these are followed up by retaliatory ethnic attacks on Cronulla.
2001
The People's Republic of China joins the World Trade Organization (WTO).
1998
Thai Airways Flight 261 crashes near Surat Thani Airport, killing 101. The pilot flying the Airbus A310-200 is thought to have suffered spatial disorientation.
1997
The Kyoto Protocol opens for signature.
1994
First Chechen War: Russian PresidentBoris Yeltsin orders Russian troops into Chechnya.
1994
A bomb explodes on Philippine Airlines Flight 434, en route from Manila, Philippines, to Tokyo, Japan, killing one. The captain is able to safely land the plane.
1990
Demonstrations by students and workers across Albania begin, which eventually trigger the fall of communism in Albania.
1981
El Mozote massacre: Armed forces in El Salvador kill an estimated 900 civilians in an anti-guerrilla campaign during the Salvadoran Civil War.
1980
The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (Superfund) is enacted by the U.S. Congress.
1978
The Lufthansa heist is committed by a group led by Lucchese family associate Jimmy Burke. It was the largest cash robbery ever committed on American soil, at that time.
1972
Apollo 17 becomes the sixth and final Apollo mission to land on the Moon.
1968
The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus, featuring the Rolling Stones, Jethro Tull, the Who, Taj Mahal, Marianne Faithfull, and the Dirty Mac with Yoko Ono, is filmed in Wembley, London.
1964
Che Guevara speaks at the United Nations General Assembly in New York City.
1962
Arthur Lucas, convicted of murder, is the last person to be executed in Canada.
1960
French forces crack down in a violent clash with protesters in French Algeria during a visit by French PresidentCharles de Gaulle.
1958
French Upper Volta and French Dahomey gain self-government from France, becoming the Republic of Upper Volta (now Burkina Faso) and the Republic of Dahomey (now Benin), respectively, and joining the French Community.
1948
Arab-Israeli War: The United Nations passes General Assembly Resolution 194, creating a Conciliation Commission to mediate the conflict.
1946
The United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is established.
1941
World War II: Germany and Italy declare war on the United States, following the Americans' declaration of war on the Empire of Japan in the wake of the attack on Pearl Harbor. The United States, in turn, declares war on them.
1941
World War II: Poland declares war on the Empire of Japan.
1941
World War II: The Imperial Japanese Navy suffers its first loss of surface vessels during the Battle of Wake Island.
1937
Second Italo-Ethiopian War: Italy leaves the League of Nations.
1936
Abdication Crisis: Edward VIII's abdication as King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions beyond the Seas, and Emperor of India, becomes effective.
1934
Bill Wilson, co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous, takes his last drink and enters treatment for the final time.
1931
Statute of Westminster 1931: The British Parliament establishes legislative equality between the UK and the Dominions of the Commonwealth—Australia, Canada, Newfoundland, New Zealand, South Africa, and Ireland.
1927
Guangzhou Uprising: CommunistRed Guards launch an uprising in Guangzhou, China, taking over most of the city and announcing the formation of a Guangzhou Soviet.
1925
Roman CatholicpapalencyclicalQuas primas introduces the Feast of Christ the King.
1920
Irish War of Independence: In retaliation for a recent IRA ambush, British forces burn and loot numerous buildings in Cork city. Many civilians report being beaten, shot at, robbed and verbally abused by British forces.
1917
World War I: British General Edmund Allenby enters Jerusalem on foot and declares martial law.
1907
The New Zealand Parliament Buildings are almost completely destroyed by fire.
1905
A workers' uprising occurs in Kiev, Ukraine (then part of the Russian Empire), and establishes the Shuliavka Republic.
1899
Second Boer War: In the Battle of Magersfontein the Boers commanded by general Piet Cronjé inflict a defeat on the forces of the British Empire commanded by Lord Methuen trying to relieve the Siege of Kimberley.
1868
Paraguayan War: Brazilian troops defeat Paraguayan at the Battle of Avay.
1816
Indiana becomes the 19th U.S. state.
1815
The U.S. Senate creates a select committee on finance and a uniform national currency, predecessor of the United States Senate Committee on Finance.
1792
French Revolution: King Louis XVI of Franceis put on trial for treason by the National Convention.
1789
The University of North Carolina is chartered by the North Carolina General Assembly.
1688
Glorious Revolution: James II of England, while trying to flee to France, throws the Great Seal of the Realm into the River Thames.
1602
A surprise attack by forces under the command of Charles Emmanuel I, Duke of Savoy, and his brother-in-law, Philip III of Spain, is repelled by the citizens of Geneva. (Commemorated annually by the Fête de l'Escalade.)
1282
Battle of Orewin Bridge: Llywelyn ap Gruffudd, the last native Prince of Wales, is killed at Cilmeri, near Builth Wells, in mid-Wales.
969
Byzantine EmperorNikephoros II Phokas is assassinated by his wife Theophano and her lover, the later Emperor John I Tzimiskes.
861
Assassination of the Abbasid caliph al-Mutawakkil by the Turkish guard, who raise al-Muntasir to the throne. Start of the "Anarchy at Samarra".
361
Julian enters Constantinople as sole Emperor of the Roman Empire.

Births On This Day

1996
Hailee Steinfeld, American actress and singer
1992
Tiffany Alvord, American singer-songwriter
1992
Dalton Pompey, Canadian baseball player
1990
Derrick Nix, American basketball player
1988
Tim Southee, New Zealand cricketer
1987
Clifton Geathers, American football player
1987
Alex Russell, Australian actor
1987
Miranda Tapsell, Australian actress
1986
Roy Hibbert, American basketball player
1985
Karla Souza, Mexican actress
1984
Leighton Baines, English footballer
1984
Sandra Echeverría, Mexican actress and singer
1984
James Ellsworth, American professional wrestler
1982
Pablo Pérez Companc, Argentinian race car driver
1981
Jason Kennedy, American journalist
1981
Jeff McComsey, American author and illustrator
1981
Paul Medhurst, Australian footballer
1981
Javier Saviola, Argentinian footballer
1980
Kristjan Kitsing, Estonian basketball player
1980
Adi Keissar, Israeli poet
1979
Valdis Mintals, Estonian figure skater
1979
Rider Strong, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1978
Roy Wood, Jr., American comedian, actor, and radio host
1977
Brandon Rogers, American singer and actor
1977
Mark Streit, Swiss ice hockey player
1976
Shareef Abdur-Rahim, American basketball player, coach, and manager
1976
Yujiro Shirakawa, Japanese actor
1975
Gerben de Knegt, Dutch cyclist
1974
Rey Mysterio, American wrestler
1974
Maarten Lafeber, Dutch golfer
1974
Ben Shephard, English journalist and television host
1974
Gete Wami, Ethiopian runner
1974
Lisa Ortiz, American theatre and voice actress
1973
Mos Def, American rapper
1972
Daniel Alfredsson, Swedish ice hockey player
1972
Sami Al-Jaber, Saudi Arabian footballer and manager
1972
Murray Goodwin, Zimbabwean cricketer
1972
Andriy Husin, Ukrainian footballer and manager (d. 2014)
1971
Willie McGinest, American football player and sportscaster
1970
Victoria Fuller, American model and actress
1969
Viswanathan Anand, Indian chess player
1969
Stig Inge Bjørnebye, Norwegian footballer and manager
1969
Max Martini, American actor, director, and screenwriter
1969
Alessandro Melli, Italian footballer and manager
1968
Fabrizio Ravanelli, Italian footballer and manager
1967
Peter Kelamis, Australian voice actor
1967
Mo'Nique, American comedian, actress, and producer
1967
Chris Shepherd, English animator, director, producer, and screenwriter
1966
Gary Dourdan, American actor
1966
Göran Kropp, Swedish race car driver and mountaineer (d. 2002)
1966
Erik Honoré, Norwegian guitarist and producer
1966
Leon Lai, Hong Kong singer and actor
1965
Jay Bell, American baseball player and coach
1965
Gavin Hill, New Zealand rugby player
1965
Glenn Lazarus, Australian rugby league player and politician
1965
Giannis Ragousis, Greek economist and politician, Greek Minister for National Defence
1964
Justin Currie, British singer-songwriter and guitarist
1964
Dave Schools, American singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer
1964
Carolyn Waldo, Canadian swimmer and sportscaster
1963
Mario Been, Dutch footballer and manager
1963
Mark Greatbatch, New Zealand cricketer
1963
Claudia Kohde-Kilsch, German tennis player
1963
John Lammers, Dutch footballer and manager
1963
Nigel Winterburn, English footballer and coach
1961
Dave King, Irish-American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1961
Steve Nicol, Scottish footballer and manager
1961
Macky Sall, Senegalese engineer and politician, 4th President of Senegal
1958
Chris Hughton, English-born Irish footballer and manager
1958
Tom Shadyac, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1958
Nikki Sixx, American bass player, songwriter, and producer
1957
Peter Bagge, American author and illustrator
1956
Lani Brockman, American actress and director, founded Studio East
1956
Andrew Lansley, English politician, Secretary of State for Health
1955
Gene Grossman, American economist and academic
1955
Stu Jackson, American basketball player, coach, and manager
1955
Ray Kelvin, British fashion designer
1955
Christian Sackewitz, German footballer and manager
1954
Brad Bryant, American golfer
1954
Sylvester Clarke, Barbadian cricketer (d. 1999)
1954
Santiago Creel, Mexican lawyer and politician, Mexican Secretary of the Interior
1954
Jermaine Jackson, American singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer
1954
Guðlaugur Kristinn Óttarsson, Icelandic guitarist, mathematician, and engineer
1953
Bess Armstrong, American actress
1951
Mazlan Othman, Malaysian astrophysicist and astronomer
1951
Ria Stalman, Dutch discus thrower and shot putter
1949
Christina Onassis, American-born Greek/Argentine businesswoman, socialite, and heiress (d. 1988)
1948
Tanimura Shinji, Japanese singer-songwriter
1948
Stamatis Spanoudakis, Greek guitarist and composer
1946
Rhoma Irama, Indonesian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
1946
Rick McCosker, Australian cricketer
1946
Diana Palmer, American journalist and author
1944
Jon Garrison, American tenor and educator
1944
Lynda Day George, American actress
1944
Brenda Lee, American singer-songwriter
1943
John Kerry, American lieutenant, lawyer, and politician, 68th United States Secretary of State
1942
Anna Carteret, English actress
1941
Max Baucus, American lawyer, politician, and diplomat, 11th United States Ambassador to China
1941
J. P. Parisé, Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and manager (d. 2015)
1941
Rogier van Otterloo, Dutch conductor and composer (d. 1988)
1941
J. Frank Wilson, American singer-songwriter (d. 1991)
1940
David Gates, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1940
Donna Mills, American actress and producer
1939
Tom Hayden, American activist and politician (d. 2016)
1939
Thomas McGuane, American novelist, short story writer, and screenwriter
1938
Enrico Macias, Algerian-French singer-songwriter and guitarist
1938
McCoy Tyner, American jazz musician
1937
Jim Harrison, American novelist, essayist, and poet (d. 2016)
1936
Taku Yamasaki, Japanese politician
1936
Hans van den Broek, Dutch lawyer and politician, Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs
1935
Pranab Mukherjee, Indian journalist and politician, 13th President of India
1935
Elmer Vasko, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1998)
1934
Salim Durani, Afghan-Indian cricketer
1933
Aquilino Pimentel, Jr., Filipino civil servant and politician, 23rd President of the Senate of the Philippines
1932
Enrique Bermúdez, Nicaraguan colonel and engineer (d. 1991)
1932
Keith Waldrop, American author and poet
1931
Rajneesh, Indian guru, mystic, and educator (d. 1990)
1931
Ronald Dworkin, American philosopher and scholar (d. 2013)
1931
Rita Moreno, Puerto Rican-American actress, singer, and dancer
1930
Chus Lampreave, Spanish actress (d. 2016)
1930
Jean-Louis Trintignant, French actor, director, and screenwriter
1929
Axel Anderson, German actor and production manager (d. 2012)
1929
Subhash Gupte, Indian cricketer (d. 2002)
1927
John Buscema, American illustrator (d. 2002)
1926
Big Mama Thornton, American singer-songwriter (d. 1984)
1925
Aaron Feuerstein, American businessman and philanthropist
1925
Paul Greengard, American neuroscientist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
1925
James Sullivan, American politician (d. 2012)
1924
Doc Blanchard, American football player and colonel (d. 2009)
1923
Betsy Blair, American actress and dancer (d. 2009)
1923
Lillian Cahn, Hungarian-born American businesswoman, co-founded Coach, Inc. (d. 2013)
1923
Morrie Turner, American comics creator (d. 2014)
1922
Grigoris Bithikotsis, Greek singer-songwriter (d. 2005)
1922
Dilip Kumar, Pakistani-Indian actor, director, and screenwriter
1922
Maila Nurmi, Finnish-American actress, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2008)
1922
Grace Paley, American short story writer and poet (d. 2007)
1921
Ilmar Laaban, Estonian poet and publicist (d. 2000)
1921
Liz Smith, English actress (d. 2016)
1920
Denis Jenkinson, English motorcycle racer and journalist (d. 1996)
1919
Cliff Michelmore, English television host and producer (d. 2016)
1919
Marie Windsor, American actress (d. 2000)
1918
Clinton Adams, American painter and historian (d. 2002)
1918
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Russian novelist, historian, and short story writer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2008)
1916
Pérez Prado, Cuban-Mexican singer-songwriter, pianist, and bandleader (d. 1989)
1916
Elena Garro, Mexican author and playwright (d. 1998)
1913
Jean Marais, French actor and director (d. 1998)
1912
Carlo Ponti, Italian-Swiss film producer (d. 2007)
1911
Val Guest, English-American director, producer, screenwriter, and composer (d. 2006)
1911
Naguib Mahfouz, Egyptian author, playwright, and screenwriter, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2006)
1911
Qian Xuesen, Chinese aerodynamicist and academic (d. 2009)
1910
Mildred Cleghorn, Native American chairwoman and educator (d. 1997)
1909
Ronald McKie, Australian soldier, journalist, and author (d. 1991)
1908
Elliott Carter, American composer and academic (d. 2012)
1908
Manoel de Oliveira, Portuguese actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2015)
1908
Hákun Djurhuus, Faroese educator and politician, 4th Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands (d. 1987)
1908
Amon Göth, Austrian Nazi war criminal (d. 1946)
1905
Robert Henriques, English farmer, author, and broadcaster (d. 1967)
1905
Gilbert Roland, Mexican-American actor and singer (d. 1994)
1904
Marge, American cartoonist (d. 1993)
1900
Hermína Týrlová, Czechoslovakian animator, screenwriter, and film director (d. 1993)
1899
Julio de Caro, Argentinian violinist, composer, and conductor (d. 1980)
1897
Ronald Skirth, English soldier (d. 1977)
1893
Leo Ornstein, Russian-American pianist and composer (d. 2002)
1890
Carlos Gardel, French-Argentinian singer-songwriter and actor (d. 1935)
1890
Mark Tobey, American-Swiss painter and educator (d. 1976)
1889
Walter Knott, American farmer and businessman, founded Knott's Berry Farm (d. 1981)
1884
Piet Ooms, Dutch swimmer and water polo player (d. 1961)
1882
Subramania Bharati, Indian journalist and poet (d. 1921)
1882
Max Born, German physicist and mathematician, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1970)
1882
Fiorello H. La Guardia, American lawyer and politician, 99th Mayor of New York City (d. 1947)
1880
Frank Tarrant, Australian cricketer and umpire (d. 1951)
1875
Yehuda Leib Maimon, Moldovan-Israeli rabbi and politician (d. 1962)
1873
Josip Plemelj, Slovenian mathematician and academic (d. 1967)
1872
René Bull, British illustrator and photographer (d. 1942)
1863
Annie Jump Cannon, American astronomer and academic (d. 1941)
1861
Frederick Eveleigh-de-Moleyns, 5th Baron Ventry, British Army officer and Anglo-Irish peer (d. 1923)
1858
Vladimir Nemirovich-Danchenko, Russian director, producer, and playwright (d. 1943)
1856
Georgi Plekhanov, Russian philosopher, theorist, and author (d. 1918)
1843
Robert Koch, German microbiologist and physician, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1910)
1838
John Labatt, Canadian brewer and businessman (d. 1915)
1837
Webster Paulson, English civil engineer (d. 1887)
1830
Kamehameha V of Hawaii (d. 1872)
1810
Alfred de Musset, French dramatist, poet, and novelist (d. 1857)
1803
Hector Berlioz, French composer, conductor, and critic (d. 1869)
1801
Christian Dietrich Grabbe, German poet and playwright (d. 1836)
1781
David Brewster, Scottish physicist, mathematician, and astronomer (d. 1868)
1761
Gian Domenico Romagnosi, Italian physicist, economist, and jurist (d. 1835)
1758
Carl Friedrich Zelter, German composer, conductor, and educator (d. 1832)
1725
George Mason, American lawyer and politician (d. 1792)
1712
Francesco Algarotti, Italian poet, philosopher, and critic (d. 1764)
1680
Emanuele d'Astorga, Italian composer (d. 1736)
1613
Amar Singh Rathore, Rajput nobleman (d. 1644)
1595
Heo Mok, Korean politician, poet and scholar (d. 1682)
1566
Manuel Cardoso, Portuguese organist and composer (d. 1650)
1475
Pope Leo X (d. 1521)
1465
Ashikaga Yoshihisa, Japanese shogun (d. 1489)
1445
Eberhard I, Duke of Württemberg (d. 1496)

Deaths On This Day

2017
Keith Chegwin, British TV presenter (b. 1957)
2015
Abish Kekilbayev, Kazakh academic and politician (b. 1939)
2015
H. Arnold Steinberg, Canadian businessman, philanthropist, and academic (b. 1933)
2015
Hema Upadhyay, Indian painter and sculptor (b. 1972)
2015
John "Hot Rod" Williams, American basketball player (b. 1962)
2015
Ken Woolley, Australian architect (b. 1933)
2014
Hans Wallat, German conductor and director (b. 1929)
2013
Nadir Afonso, Portuguese painter and architect (b. 1920)
2013
Barbara Branden, Canadian-American author and academic (b. 1929)
2013
Javier Jauregui, Mexican boxer (b. 1973)
2013
Sheikh Mussa Shariefi, Indian philosopher and scholar (b. 1942)
2012
Galina Vishnevskaya, Russian soprano and actress (b. 1926)
2012
Mendel Weinbach, Polish-Israeli rabbi and scholar (b. 1933)
2012
Ravi Shankar, Indian-American sitar player and composer (b. 1920)
2011
John Patrick Foley, American cardinal (b. 1935)
2010
Dick Hoerner, American football player (b. 1922)
2008
Bettie Page, American model (b. 1923)
2004
José Luis Cuciuffo, Argentinian footballer (b. 1962)
2004
Arthur Lydiard, New Zealand runner and coach (b. 1917)
2003
Ahmadou Kourouma, Ivorian author and playwright (b. 1927)
2001
Mainza Chona, Zambian lawyer and politician, 1st Prime Minister of Zambia (b. 1930)
2000
Shaista Suhrawardy Ikramullah, Pakistani politician and diplomat (b. 1915)
2000
David Lewis, American actor (b. 1916)
1998
André Lichnerowicz, French physicist and mathematician (b. 1915)
1998
Lynn Strait, American singer-songwriter (b. 1968)
1997
Eddie Chapman, English spy (b. 1914)
1997
Simon Jeffes, English guitarist and composer (b. 1949)
1996
Willie Rushton, English cartoonist, author, and publisher, co-founded Private Eye (b. 1937)
1995
Greg Bahnsen, American minister and philosopher (b. 1948)
1994
Philip Phillips, American archaeologist and scholar (b. 1900)
1991
Robert Q. Lewis, American actor, comedian, game show host/panelist, and television personality (b. 1921)
1991
Artur Lundkvist, Swedish author and critic (b. 1906)
1989
Louise Dahl-Wolfe, American photographer (b. 1895)
1987
G. A. Kulkarni, Indian author and academic (b. 1923)
1984
Oskar Seidlin, German-American author, poet, and scholar (b. 1911)
1984
George Waggner, American director, producer and actor (b. 1894)
1983
Neil Ritchie, Guyanese-English general (b. 1897)
1979
James J. Gibson, American psychologist and author (b. 1904)
1978
Vincent du Vigneaud, American biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1901)
1978
Paul O'Dea, American baseball player and manager (b. 1920)
1975
Lee Wiley, American singer (b. 1908)
1975
Nihal Atsız, Turkish philosopher, author, and poet (b. 1905)
1971
Maurice McDonald, American businessman, co-founded McDonald's (b. 1902)
1968
Richard Sagrits, Estonian painter and author (b. 1910)
1968
Arthur Hays Sulzberger, American publisher (b. 1891)
1966
Augusta Fox Bronner, American psychologist, specialist in juvenile psychology (b. 1881)
1964
Sam Cooke, American singer-songwriter (b. 1931)
1964
Percy Kilbride, American actor (b. 1888)
1959
Jim Bottomley, American baseball player and manager (b. 1900)
1957
Musidora, French actress, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1889)
1953
Sedat Simavi, Turkish journalist and director (b. 1896)
1951
Mustafa Muğlalı, Turkish general (b. 1882)
1950
Leslie Comrie, New Zealand astronomer and author (b. 1893)
1945
Charles Fabry, French physicist and academic (b. 1867)
1941
John Gillespie Magee, Jr., American pilot and poet (b. 1922)
1941
Émile Picard, French mathematician and academic (b. 1856)
1938
Christian Lous Lange, Norwegian historian and educator, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1869)
1937
Jaan Anvelt, Estonian theorist and politician (b. 1884)
1937
Hugh Thackeray Turner, English architect and painter (b. 1853)
1936
Myron Grimshaw, American baseball player (b. 1875)
1920
Olive Schreiner, South African author and activist (b. 1855)
1918
Ivan Cankar, Slovenian author, poet, and playwright (b. 1876)
1913
Carl von In der Maur, Governor of Liechtenstein (b. 1852)
1909
Ludwig Mond, German-born chemist and British industrialist who discovered the metal carbonyls (b. 1839)
1906
Charles Townsend, American fencer, engineer, and academic (b. 1872)
1892
William Milligan, Scottish theologian and scholar (b. 1821)
1880
Oliver Winchester, American businessman, founded the Winchester Repeating Arms Company (b. 1810)
1872
Kamehameha V of Hawaii (b. 1830)
1840
Emperor Kōkaku of Japan (b. 1771)
1826
Maria Leopoldina of Austria (b. 1797)
1797
Richard Brocklesby, English physician (b. 1722)
1747
Edmund Curll, English bookseller and publisher (b. 1675)
1737
John Strype, English priest, historian, and author (b. 1643)
1694
Ranuccio II Farnese, Duke of Parma (b. 1630)
1686
Louis, Grand Condé, French general (b. 1621)
1610
Adam Elsheimer, German artist working in Rome who died at only thirty-two (b. 1578)
1582
Fernando Álvarez de Toledo, 3rd Duke of Alba, Spanish general and politician, 12th Constable of Portugal (b. 1508)
1532
Pietro Accolti, Italian cardinal (b. 1455)
1474
Henry IV of Castile, King of the Crown of Castile (b. 1425)
1282
Llywelyn ap Gruffudd, Welsh prince (b. 1223)
1282
Michael VIII Palaiologos, Byzantine emperor (b. 1225)
1241
Ögedei Khan, Mongolian emperor (b. 1186)
1121
Al-Afdal Shahanshah, Egyptian political adviser (b. 1066)
969
Nikephoros II Phokas, Byzantine emperor (b. 912)
861
Al-Mutawakkil, Abbasid caliph (b. 822)
861
Al-Fath ibn Khaqan, chief confidant and councillor to al-Mutawakkil
384
Pope Damasus I (b. 305)

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