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On This Day in History:  December 19

December 19 is the 353rd day of the year (354th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 12 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2018
Woman's winning lottery ticket rescued from trash by brother. A Montana woman said a $50,000 winning lottery ticket she intended to throw away was rescued by her brother.
2017
Survey: Many investors would make questionable decisions after winning the lottery. TD Ameritrade polled 1,005 American adult investors in early October and found that many would not follow common advice offered by experts when dealing with a large lottery jackpot win.
2016
Maryland's love affair with the lottery at an all-time high. Maryland residents are playing the lottery more than ever, as the state generated $1.908 billion in fiscal 2016, $113 million more than the previous sales record of $1.795 billion in fiscal 2012, according to the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency.
2014
Lottery winner waits till deadline to claim $1M prize 'just because'. A Sterling, Virginia, man redeemed his $1 million Virginia lottery ticket four days before the prize money was set to expire.
2012
Lottery winner Jack Whittaker's losing ticket. More than 10 years after his historic Powerball win, Jack Whittaker still fascinates with his stories of ups and (mostly) downs.
2012
Mass. co-workers split $50M Powerball jackpot. Two co-workers at Costco in Waltham, Massachusetts, won a $50 million Powerball jackpot last week, and will split the $33 million lump-sum cash payout.
2012
The man who lost a $5 million lottery ticket. A U.K. man who lost a £3 million (US$5 million) lottery ticket suffered a destroyed marriage and near-loss of his sanity, until he learned what's really valuable in life.
2012
$1 million Powerball winner goes unclaimed in Idaho. A $1 million lottery prize has gone unclaimed six months after the winning ticket was sold at a Meridian, Idaho, convenience store.
2007
Retailer charged in lottery insider claim. Police have charged a Toronto convenience store owner with fraud in connection with a $5.7 million 'insider' lottery prize win.
2007
Canada police charge lottery 'winner' with fraud in ticket scam. Canadian police accused a Toronto-area man who claimed a C$5.7 million (US$5.7 million) prize in a national lottery of fraud, the first charges in a year-long probe of Ontario lottery-ticket retailers.
2005
Canadian cattle farmer keeps $1 million lottery win secret. Ted Yanke, a 59-year-old cattle farmer, won $1 million after scratching a Set For Life lottery ticket he'd picked on a whim in his hometown of Ashern.
2005
Original buyer of $1M lottery ticket identified. A man who threw away a $1 million scratch lottery ticket has been keeping a low profile since immersing himself in a dispute with an 82-year-old Blackstone man who found it in a trash bin.
2005
Deadline Passes For Unclaimed $100K Lottery Ticket. Wednesday's deadline for redeeming a Powerball ticket worth $100,000 purchased last summer at a northern Indiana gas station passed with no one claiming their prize, Hoosier Lottery officials said.
2005
Iowa man comes forward with $113M Powerball lottery ticket. An unidentified man from Beaverdale, Iowa stepped forward Saturday with the winning $113.2 million Powerball ticket from Wednesday's drawing.
2003
Pa. Lottery To Scrap Super 6 Lotto. The Pennsylvania Lottery has decided to scrap its 5-year-old Super Six Lotto game because sales have been hurt by the introduction of the multistate Powerball game.
2003
Mega Millions boosts Texas lottery sales. Lottery ticket sales have increased an average of 30 percent since Texas joined the multistate lottery Mega Millions two weeks ago, state officials said Thursday.
2003
Texas Two Step likely to move to new days. Texas Two Step lotto games probably will be moved to new days because of a loss in sales to Mega Millions, the multistate game new to the state.
2003
N.Y. Lottery Director To Head Georgia Games. The director of New York's lottery, Margaret DeFrancisco, was chosen Thursday to head Georgia's lottery games.
2003
Computers seized in Lottery investigation. Agents from the Colorado Bureau of Investigation seized computers from the state Lottery office this week, as part of a larger investigation into the Lottery.
2003
Lottery winner pleads guilty to assaulting deputy. The saga of lottery winner Jody Lee Taylor seems to indicate that he's anything but lucky. It's still unclear why he was naked.
2003
Comptroller: Texas missing potential $1B from gaming. More than $1 billion a year is being "sucked out" of Texas because of the popularity of electronic gaming in other states, Comptroller Carole Keeton Strayhorn told a Texas House committee Thursday.
2003
Tennessee game has border stops ready to cash in. Tennessee is setting up its first lottery outlets in stores along its borders with Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, Kentucky, Arkansas and Mississippi to reap proceeds from its neighbors.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$305 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 21, 2018
2.$269 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 20, 2017
3.$262 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 19, 2018
4.$223 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 19, 2017
5.$216.3 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 21, 2002
6.$202 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 19, 2015
7.$171 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 21, 2019
8.$162 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 22, 2009
9.€135 Million
US$159.62 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Dec 19, 2017
10.$152 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 20, 2011
11.$145 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 21, 2010
12.€100 Million
US$131.91 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Dec 21, 2012
13.$125 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 19, 2014
14.$116 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 20, 2003
15.€101 Million
US$115.18 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Dec 21, 2018
16.$104 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 21, 2011
17.$94 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 22, 2015
18.$92 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 19, 2009
19.€79.02 Million
US$90.46 Million
Draw Date
Dec 20, 2018
20.$90 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 20, 2014
21.$89.5 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 22, 1993
22.€74.23 Million
US$87.77 Million
Draw Date
Dec 19, 2017
23.€63 Million
US$86.07 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Dec 20, 2013
24.$85 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 19, 2003
25.€81 Million
US$84.64 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Dec 23, 2016

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1987
Saturday, Dec 19, 1987
32 years old
1984
Wednesday, Dec 19, 1984
35 years old
1982
Sunday, Dec 19, 1982
37 years old
1981
Saturday, Dec 19, 1981
38 years old
1978
Tuesday, Dec 19, 1978
41 years old
1978
Tuesday, Dec 19, 1978
41 years old
1971
Sunday, Dec 19, 1971
48 years old
1958
Friday, Dec 19, 1958
61 years old
1957
Thursday, Dec 19, 1957
62 years old
1955
Monday, Dec 19, 1955
64 years old
1952
Friday, Dec 19, 1952
67 years old
1952
Friday, Dec 19, 1952
67 years old
(year not provided)
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Worldwide Events On This Day

2016
Russian ambassador to Turkey Andrei Karlov is assassinated while at an art exhibition in Ankara. The assassin, Mevlüt Mert Altıntaş, is shot and killed by Turkish guards.
2016
A vehicular attack in Berlin, Germany, kills and injures multiple people at a Christmas market.
2013
Spacecraft Gaia is launched by European Space Agency.
2012
Park Geun-hyeis elected the first female president of South Korea.
2001
A record high barometric pressure of 1085.6 hPa (32.06 inHg) is recorded at Tosontsengel, Khövsgöl, Mongolia.
2001
Argentine economic crisis: December riots: Riots erupt in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2000
The Leninist Guerrilla Units wing of the Communist Labour Party of Turkey/Leninist attack a Nationalist Movement Party office in Istanbul, Turkey, killing one person and injuring three.
1998
President Bill Clinton is impeached by the United States House of Representatives, becoming the second President of the United States to be impeached.
1997
SilkAir Flight 185 crashes into the Musi River, near Palembang in Indonesia, killing 104.
1995
The United States Government restores federal recognition to the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi Native American tribe.
1986
Mikhail Gorbachev, leader of the Soviet Union, releases Andrei Sakharov and his wife from exile in Gorky.
1984
The Sino-British Joint Declaration, stating that China would resume the exercise of sovereignty over Hong Kong and the United Kingdom would restore Hong Kong to China with effect from July 1, 1997 is signed in Beijing, China by Deng Xiaoping and Margaret Thatcher.
1983
The original FIFA World Cup trophy, the Jules Rimet Trophy, is stolen from the headquarters of the Brazilian Football Confederation in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
1981
Sixteen lives are lost when the Penlee lifeboat goes to the aid of the stricken coaster Union Star in heavy seas.
1974
Nelson Rockefeller is sworn in as Vice President of the United States under President Gerald Ford under the provisions of the 25th Amendment to the United States Constitution.
1972
Apollo program: The last manned lunar flight, Apollo 17, crewed by Eugene Cernan, Ronald Evans, and Harrison Schmitt, returns to Earth.
1967
Harold Holt, the Prime Minister of Australia, is officially presumed dead.
1961
India annexesDaman and Diu, part of Portuguese India.
1956
Irish-born physician John Bodkin Adams is arrested in connection with the suspicious deaths of more than 160 patients. Eventually he is convicted only of minor charges.
1946
Start of the First Indochina War.
1945
John Amery, British Fascist, is executed at the age of 33 by the British Government for treason.
1941
World War II: Adolf Hitler appoints himself as head of the Oberkommando des Heeres.
1941
World War II: Limpet mines placed by Italian divers heavily damage HMS Valiant and HMS Queen Elizabeth in Alexandria harbour.
1932
BBC World Service begins broadcasting as the BBC Empire Service.
1929
The Indian National Congress promulgates the Purna Swaraj (the Declaration of the Independence of India).
1927
Three Indian revolutionaries, Ram Prasad Bismil, Roshan Singh and Ashfaqulla Khan, are executed by the British Raj for participation in the Kakori conspiracy.
1924
The last Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost is sold in London, England.
1924
German serial killer Fritz Haarmann is sentenced to death for a series of murders.
1920
King Constantine I is restored as King of the Hellenes after the death of his son Alexander of Greece and a plebiscite.
1912
William Van Schaick, captain of the steamshipGeneral Slocum which caught fire and killed over one thousand people, is pardoned by U.S. President William Howard Taft after three-and-a-half-years in Sing Sing prison.
1907
Two hundred thirty-nine coal miners die in the Darr Mine Disaster in Jacobs Creek, Pennsylvania.
1900
Hopetoun Blunder: The first Governor-General of AustraliaJohn Hope, 7th Earl of Hopetoun, appoints Sir William Lyne premier of the new state of New South Wales, but he is unable to persuade other colonial politicians to join his government and is forced to resign.
1828
Nullification Crisis: Vice President of the United StatesJohn C. Calhoun pens the South Carolina Exposition and Protest, protesting the Tariff of 1828.
1796
French Revolutionary Wars: Two British frigates under Commodore Horatio Nelson and two Spanish frigates under Commodore Don Jacobo Stuart engage in battle off the coast of Murcia.
1777
American Revolutionary War: George Washington's Continental Army goes into winter quarters at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania.
1776
Thomas Paine publishes one of a series of pamphlets in The Pennsylvania Journal entitled "The American Crisis".
1675
The Great Swamp Fight, a pivotal battle in King Philip's War, gives the English settlers a bitterly won victory.
1606
The ships Susan Constant, Godspeed, and Discovery depart England carrying settlers who founded, at Jamestown, Virginia, the first of the thirteen colonies that became the United States.
1562
The Battle of Dreux takes place during the French Wars of Religion.
1490
Anne, Duchess of Brittany, is married to Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor by proxy.
1187
Pope Clement III is elected.
1154
Henry II of England is crowned at Westminster Abbey.

Births On This Day

1996
Franck Kessié, Ivorian footballer
1994
M'Baye Niang, French footballer
1994
Maudy Ayunda, Indonesian actress and singer-songwriter
1993
Isiah Koech, Kenyan runner
1993
Young K, South Korean singer-songwriter
1992
Iker Muniain, Spanish footballer
1992
Raphael Spiegel, Swiss footballer
1991
Declan Galbraith, English singer-songwriter
1991
Sumire Uesaka, Japanese voice actress and singer
1990
Greg Bretz, American snowboarder
1989
Yong Jun-hyung, South Korean singer-songwriter, rapper and producer
1989
Michał Masłowski, Polish footballer
1989
Kousei Miura, Japanese jockey
1989
Hamza Riazuddin, English cricketer
1988
Alexis Sánchez, Chilean footballer
1988
Peter Winn, English footballer
1987
Cédric Baseya, French-Congolese footballer
1987
Karim Benzema, French footballer
1987
Ronan Farrow, American activist, journalist, and lawyer
1986
Calvin Andrew, English footballer
1986
Ryan Babel, Dutch footballer
1986
Ingrid Burley, American rapper and songwriter
1986
Lazaros Christodoulopoulos, Greek footballer
1986
Zuzana Hejnová, Czech hurdler
1986
Miguel Lopes, Portuguese footballer
1985
Gary Cahill, English footballer
1985
Andrea Baldini, Italian fencer
1985
Neil Kilkenny, English-Australian footballer
1985
Sally Kipyego, Kenyan runner
1985
Dan Logan, English bass player
1985
Lady Sovereign, English rapper
1984
Ian Kennedy, American baseball player
1983
Nektarios Alexandrou, Cypriot footballer
1983
Casey Crescenzo, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1983
Bridget Phillipson, English politician
1983
Laura Pomeroy, Canadian swimmer
1983
Matt Stajan, Canadian ice hockey player
1982
Mo Williams, American basketball player
1981
Grégory Dufer, Belgian footballer
1980
Jake Gyllenhaal, American actor and producer
1980
Marla Sokoloff, American actress and musician
1979
Kevin Devine, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1979
Rafael Soriano, Dominican baseball player
1978
Patrick Casey, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
1977
Jorge Garbajosa, Spanish basketball player
1977
LaTasha Jenkins, American sprinter
1977
Irina Voronina, Russian model
1975
Makis Belevonis, Greek footballer
1975
Brandon Sanderson, American author and academic
1975
Jeremy Soule, Canadian composer
1975
Olivier Tébily, Ivorian-French footballer
1975
Dean Treister, Australian rugby league player
1974
Eduard Ivakdalam, Indonesian footballer
1974
Joe Jurevicius, American football player
1974
Felipe Lopez, Dominican-American basketball player
1974
Jake Plummer, American football player and sportscaster
1974
Ricky Ponting, Australian cricketer and sportscaster
1973
Michalis Grigoriou, Greek footballer and coach
1973
Erick Wainaina, Kenyan runner
1973
Zulfiya Zabirova, Russian cyclist
1972
Alyssa Milano, American actress and television personality
1971
Karen Pickering, English swimmer
1970
Tyson Beckford, American model and actor
1969
Michael Bates, American sprinter and football player
1969
Tom Gugliotta, American basketball player
1969
Richard Hammond, English journalist and producer
1969
Nayan Mongia, Indian cricketer
1969
Aziza Mustafa Zadeh, Azerbaijani composer, pianist, and singer
1968
Kristina Keneally, American-Australian politician, 42nd Premier of New South Wales
1968
Ken Marino, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1967
Criss Angel, American magician
1967
Charles Austin, American high jumper
1966
Chuckii Booker, American singer-songwriter and producer
1966
Rajesh Chauhan, Indian cricketer
1966
Alberto Tomba, Italian skier
1966
Eric Weinrich, American ice hockey player and coach
1965
Chito Martínez, Belizean-American baseball player
1964
Béatrice Dalle, French actress
1964
Lorie Kane, Canadian golfer
1964
Arvydas Sabonis, Lithuanian basketball player
1963
Jennifer Beals, American model and actress
1963
Til Schweiger, German actor, director, and producer
1962
Gary Fleder, American director, producer, and screenwriter
1961
Eric Allin Cornell, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
1961
Matthew Waterhouse, English actor and author
1961
Reggie White, American football player and wrestler (d. 2004)
1960
Derrick Jensen, American author and activist
1960
Michelangelo Signorile, American journalist and author
1959
Iván Vallejo, Ecuadorian mountaineer
1959
Lisa Wilkinson, Australian television host and journalist
1958
Steven Isserlis, English cellist and author
1958
Limahl, English pop singer
1957
Cyril Collard, French actor, director, and composer (d. 1993)
1957
Kevin McHale, American basketball player, coach, and manager
1956
Phil Harris, American captain and fisherman (d. 2010)
1956
Tom Lawless, American baseball player and manager
1956
Shane McEntee, Irish farmer and politician, Minister of State for Food, Horticulture and Food Safety (d. 2012)
1955
Lincoln Hall, Australian mountaineer and author (d. 2012)
1955
Rob Portman, American lawyer and politician
1954
Jeff Allam, English race car driver
1954
Tim Parks, English author and translator
1952
Walter Murphy, American pianist and composer
1951
Mohammad Reza Aref, Iranian engineer and politician, 2nd Vice President of Iran
1951
Alan Rouse, English mountaineer and author (d. 1986)
1950
Eleanor J. Hill, American lawyer and diplomat
1949
Orna Berry, Israeli computer scientist and businesswoman
1949
Claudia Kolb, American swimmer
1949
Sebastian, Danish singer-songwriter and guitarist
1948
Ken Brown, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster
1947
Jimmy Bain, Scottish bass player and songwriter (d. 2016)
1946
Rosemary Conley, English businesswoman, author, and broadcaster
1946
Robert Urich, American actor and producer (d. 2002)
1945
Elaine Joyce, American actress, singer, and dancer
1945
John McEuen, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1944
William Christie, American-French harpsichord player and conductor
1944
Mitchell Feigenbaum, American physicist and mathematician
1944
Martin Hume Johnson, English physiologist and academic
1944
Richard Leakey, Kenyan paleontologist and politician
1944
Alvin Lee, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2013)
1944
Tim Reid, American actor and director
1944
Steve Tyrell, American singer-songwriter and producer
1944
Zal Yanovsky, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2002)
1943
Ross M. Lence, American political scientist and academic (d. 2006)
1943
James L. Jones, American general and politician, 22nd United States National Security Advisor
1942
Cornell Dupree, American guitarist (d. 2011)
1942
"Mean Gene" Okerlund, American sports announcer
1941
Lee Myung-bak, South Korean businessman and politician, 10th President of South Korea
1941
Maurice White, American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2016)
1940
Phil Ochs, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1976)
1935
Bobby Timmons, American pianist and composer (d. 1974)
1935
Joanne Weaver, American baseball player (d. 2000)
1934
Al Kaline, American baseball player and sportscaster
1934
Pratibha Patil, Indian lawyer and politician, 12th President of India
1934
Casper R. Taylor, Jr., American lawyer and politician
1933
Kevan Gosper, Australian runner and politician
1933
Christopher Smout, Scottish historian and academic
1932
Salvador Elizondo, Mexican author, poet, playwright, and critic (d. 2006)
1932
Wayne Tippit, American actor (d. 2009)
1930
Wally Olins, English businessman and academic (d. 2014)
1930
Knut Helle, Norwegian historian and professor (d. 2015)
1929
Bob Brookmeyer, American trombonist, pianist, and composer (d. 2011)
1929
David Douglas, 12th Marquess of Queensberry, Scottish potter
1929
Gregory Carroll, American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2013)
1929
Howard Sackler, American playwright and screenwriter (d. 1982)
1928
Eve Bunting, Irish-American author and academic
1928
Nathan Oliveira, American painter and sculptor (d. 2010)
1927
James Booth, English actor and screenwriter (d. 2005)
1926
Bobby Layne, American football player and coach (d. 1986)
1926
Fikret Otyam, Turkish painter and journalist (d. 2015)
1925
Tankred Dorst, German author and playwright (d. 2017)
1925
William Schutz, American psychologist and academic (d. 2002)
1925
Robert B. Sherman, American songwriter and screenwriter (d. 2012)
1924
Carlo Chiti, Italian engineer (d. 1994)
1924
Doug Harvey, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 1989)
1924
Gary Morton, American comedian and producer (d. 1999)
1924
Edmund Purdom, British-Italian actor (d. 2009)
1924
Michel Tournier, French journalist and author (d. 2016)
1924
Cicely Tyson, American actress
1923
Robert V. Bruce, American historian and author (d. 2008)
1923
Gordon Jackson, Scottish-English actor and singer (d. 1990)
1922
Eamonn Andrews, Irish radio and television host (d. 1987)
1920
Little Jimmy Dickens, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2015)
1920
David Susskind, American talk show host and producer (d. 1987)
1918
Professor Longhair, American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 1980)
1918
Lee Rich, American producer and production manager (d. 2012)
1916
Roy Ward Baker, English director and producer (d. 2010)
1916
Elisabeth Noelle-Neumann, German political scientist, journalist, and academic (d. 2010)
1915
Édith Piaf, French singer-songwriter and actress (d. 1963)
1915
Claudia Testoni, Italian hurdler, sprinter, and long jumper (d. 1998)
1914
Mel Shaw, American animator and screenwriter (d. 2012)
1910
Jean Genet, French novelist, playwright, and poet (d. 1986)
1909
W. A. Criswell, American pastor and author (d. 2002)
1907
Jimmy McLarnin, Irish-American boxer, actor, and golfer (d. 2004)
1906
Leonid Brezhnev, Ukrainian-Russian marshal, engineer, and politician, 4th Head of State of the Soviet Union (d. 1982)
1905
Irving Kahn, American businessman (d. 2015)
1905
Giovanni Lurani, Italian race car driver, engineer, and journalist (d. 1995)
1903
George Davis Snell, American geneticist and immunologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1996)
1902
Ralph Richardson, English actor (d. 1983)
1901
Rudolf Hell, German engineer, invented the Hellschreiber (d. 2002)
1901
Oliver La Farge, American anthropologist and author (d. 1963)
1901
Fritz Mauruschat, German footballer and manager (d. 1974)
1899
Martin Luther King, Sr., American pastor, missionary, and activist (d. 1984)
1895
Ingeborg Refling Hagen, Norwegian author and educator (d. 1989)
1894
Ford Frick, American journalist and businessman (d. 1978)
1891
Edward Bernard Raczyński, Polish politician and diplomat, 4th President-in-exile of Poland (d. 1993)
1888
Fritz Reiner, Hungarian-American conductor (d. 1963)
1884
Antonín Zápotocký, Czech politician, President of the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic (d. 1957)
1876
Bernard Friedberg, Austrian-Israeli scholar and author (d. 1961)
1875
Mileva Maric, Serbian physicist (d. 1948)
1875
Carter G. Woodson, American historian and author, founded Black History Month (d. 1950)
1875
Grace Marie Bareis, American mathematician (d. 1962)
1873
Alphonse Kirchhoffer, French fencer (d. 1913)
1865
Minnie Maddern Fiske, American actress and playwright (d. 1932)
1863
Wallace Bryant, American archer (d. 1953)
1861
Italo Svevo, Italian author and playwright (d. 1928)
1853
Charles Fitzpatrick, Canadian lawyer and politician, 12th Lieutenant-Governor of Quebec (d. 1942)
1852
Albert Abraham Michelson, Prussian-American physicist, chemist, and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1931)
1849
Henry Clay Frick, American businessman and financier (d. 1919)
1831
Bernice Pauahi Bishop, American philanthropist (d. 1884)
1825
George Frederick Bristow, American violinist and composer (d. 1898)
1820
Mary Livermore, American journalist and activist (d. 1905)
1817
James J. Archer, American lawyer and general (d. 1864)
1797
Antoine Louis Dugès, French obstetrician and naturalist (d. 1838)
1796
Manuel Bretón de los Herreros, Spanish poet, playwright, and critic (d. 1873)
1778
Marie Thérèse of France (d. 1851)
1714
John Winthrop, American astronomer and educator (d. 1779)
1699
William Bowyer, English printer (d. 1777)
1683
Philip V of Spain (d. 1746)
1587
Dorothea Sophia, Abbess of Quedlinburg (d. 1645)
1554
Philip William, Prince of Orange (d. 1618)
1498
Andreas Osiander, German Protestant theologian (d. 1552)
1343
William I, Margrave of Meissen (d. 1407)

Deaths On This Day

2016
Andrei Karlov, Russian diplomat, Ambassador to Turkey (b. 1954)
2015
Jimmy Hill, English footballer, manager, and sportscaster (b. 1928)
2015
Greville Janner, Baron Janner of Braunstone, Welsh-English lawyer and politician (b. 1928)
2015
Karin Söder, Swedish educator and politician, 33rd Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs (b. 1928)
2014
S. Balasubramanian, Indian journalist and director (b. 1936)
2014
Philip Bradbourn, English lawyer and politician (b. 1951)
2014
Arthur Gardner, American actor and producer (b. 1910)
2014
Igor Rodionov, Russian general and politician, 3rd Russian Minister of Defence (b. 1936)
2014
Dick Thornton, American-Canadian football player and coach (b. 1939)
2014
Roberta Leigh (Rita Shulman Lewin), British writer, artist and TV producer (b. 1926).
2013
Winton Dean, English musicologist and author (b. 1916)
2013
Al Goldstein, American publisher and pornographer (b. 1936)
2013
Ned Vizzini, American author and screenwriter (b. 1981)
2012
Robert Bork, American lawyer, judge, and scholar, United States Attorney General (b. 1927)
2012
Amnon Lipkin-Shahak, Israeli general and politician, 22nd Transportation Minister of Israel (b. 1944)
2012
Larry Morris, American football player (b. 1933)
2012
Peter Struck, German lawyer and politician, 13th German Federal Minister of Defence (b. 1943)
2010
Anthony Howard, English journalist and author (b. 1934)
2008
James Bevel, American minister and activist (b. 1936)
2008
Carol Chomsky, American linguist and educator (b. 1930)
2008
Michael Connell, American political consultant (b. 1963)
2008
Dock Ellis, American baseball player and coach (b. 1945)
2005
Vincent Gigante, American mobster (b. 1927)
2004
Herbert C. Brown, English-American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1912)
2004
Renata Tebaldi, Italian soprano and actress (b. 1922)
2003
Peter Carter-Ruck, English lawyer, founded Carter-Ruck (b. 1914)
2003
Hope Lange, American actress (b. 1933)
2002
Will Hoy, English race car driver (b. 1952)
2002
Arthur Rowley, English footballer and manager (b. 1926)
2002
George Weller, American author, playwright, and journalist (b. 1907)
2000
Rob Buck, American guitarist and songwriter (b. 1958)
2000
Milt Hinton, American bassist and photographer (b. 1910)
2000
John Lindsay, American lawyer and politician, 103rd Mayor of New York City (b. 1921)
1999
Desmond Llewelyn, Welsh soldier and actor (b. 1914)
1998
Mel Fisher, American treasure hunter (b. 1922)
1997
Sara Northrup Hollister, American occultist (b. 1924)
1997
Masaru Ibuka, Japanese businessman, co-founded Sony (b. 1908)
1997
Jimmy Rogers, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1924)
1996
Marcello Mastroianni, Italian-French actor and singer (b. 1924)
1993
Michael Clarke, American drummer (b. 1946)
1991
Joe Cole, American roadie and author (b. 1961)
1989
Stella Gibbons, English journalist, author, and poet (b. 1902)
1989
Kirill Mazurov, Belarusian Soviet politician (b. 1914)
1988
Robert Bernstein, American author and playwright (b. 1919)
1987
August Mälk, Estonian author, playwright, and politician (b. 1900)
1986
V. C. Andrews, American author (b. 1923)
1986
Werner Dankwort, Russian-German colonel and diplomat (b. 1895)
1984
Joy Ridderhof, American missionary (b. 1903)
1982
Dwight Macdonald, American philosopher, author, and critic (b. 1906)
1976
Giuseppe Caselli, Italian painter (b. 1893)
1972
Ahmet Emin Yalman, Turkish journalist, author, and academic (b. 1888)
1968
Norman Thomas, American minister and politician (b. 1884)
1953
Robert Andrews Millikan, American physicist and eugenicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1868)
1946
Paul Langevin, French physicist and academic (b. 1872)
1944
Abbas II of Egypt (b. 1874)
1944
Rudolph Karstadt, German businessman (b. 1856)
1938
Stephen Warfield Gambrill, American lawyer and politician (b. 1873)
1933
George Jackson Churchward, English engineer and businessman (b. 1857)
1932
Yun Bong-gil, South Korean activist (b. 1908)
1927
Ashfaqulla Khan, Indian activist (b. 1900)
1927
Ram Prasad Bismil, Indian poet and activist (b. 1897)
1916
Thibaw Min, Burmese king (b. 1859)
1915
Alois Alzheimer, German psychiatrist and neuropathologist (b. 1864)
1899
Henry Ware Lawton, American general (b. 1843)
1878
Bayard Taylor, American author and poet (b. 1825)
1851
Joseph Mallord William Turner, English painter (b. 1775)
1848
Emily Brontë, English novelist and poet (b. 1818)
1819
Thomas Fremantle, English admiral and politician (b. 1765)
1813
James McGill, Scottish-Canadian businessman and philanthropist, founded McGill University (b. 1744)
1807
Friedrich Melchior, Baron von Grimm, German-French author and playwright (b. 1723)
1749
Francesco Antonio Bonporti, Italian priest and composer (b. 1672)
1745
Jean-Baptiste van Loo, French painter (b. 1684)
1741
Vitus Bering, Danish-Russian hydrographer and explorer (b. 1681)
1637
Christina of Lorraine, Grand Duchess consort of Tuscany (b. 1565)
1558
Cornelius Grapheus, Flemish writer (b. 1482)
1442
Elizabeth of Luxembourg (b. 1409)
1385
Bernabò Visconti, Lord of Milan (b. 1319)
1370
Pope Urban V (b. 1310)
1327
Agnes of France, Duchess of Burgundy (b. 1260)
1123
Saint Berardo, Italian bishop and saint
1111
Al-Ghazali, Iranian jurist, philosopher, and mystic (b. 1058)
1091
Adelaide of Susa, margravine of Turin
966
Sancho I, king of León
401
Pope Anastasius I

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