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On This Day in History:  December 6

December 6 is the 340th day of the year (341st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 25 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2018
Oregon man wins $118K playing Keno while waiting to cash $1,750 lottery ticket. While waiting at a lottery payment center to cash in a winning lottery ticket worth $1,750, an Oregon man played again, winning more than $118,000.
2017
Winning N.J. lottery ticket worth $1 million expires Friday. Two weeks after putting out a call for the holder of a soon-to-expire unclaimed $1 million ticket to step forward, New Jersey Lottery officials made one last plea Tuesday morning.
2014
NJ lottery winners still receiving welfare, food stamps, audit says. An audit sniffing out fraud in New Jersey's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program detected 66 lottery winners who were all welfare and food stamps beneficiaries who had each won more than $10,000.
2014
Hoosier Lottery adds Sunday midday drawings. Indiana's Hoosier Lottery will add consistency to certain daily draw games beginning Dec. 7 with the addition of Sunday midday drawings for its Daily 3, Daily 4 and Quick Draw games.
2014
NJ Lottery investigating retailer lottery ticket 'discounting' practices. The New Jersey Lottery is investigating claims that since 2009 half of the 20 most frequent prizewinners are either licensed lottery retailers or family members of store operators.
2013
$297 MILLION: Mega Millions jackpot raised again before tonight's drawing. Across the United States, tickets for tonight's Mega Millions multi-state lottery drawing are being sold at a higher-than-expected rate, prompting the state lotteries to raise the official jackpot estimate to $297 million.
2010
West Virginia Lottery move delayed. It's going to be at least another year before the West Virginia Lottery moves out of leased space in Charleston to a 13-story building it purchased earlier this year on the other side of town.
2008
$170 MILLION: Mega Millions lottery jackpot raised. Lottery jackpot hunters will have a big target next Tuesday, when a $170 million jackpot is up from grabs in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery game.
2007
NC lottery to begin Pick 3 midday game in spring. The North Carolina Education Lottery wants to begin a midday numbers drawing early this spring.
2007
N.C. lottery sales up, but misses projections. North Carolina lottery ticket sales fell short of projections in the past few months, but officials say conditions are improving.
2007
Lottery juggling whether to ban smoking at ticket outlets. The Texas Lottery Commission is considering a ban on selling tickets in stores that allow smoking after a recent attorney general's opinion suggested the practice could open the state to civil rights lawsuits.
2007
Newspaper criticizes Georgia Lottery bonuses. Atlanta Journal Constitution editorial writer Maureen Downey criticizes the Georgia Lottery structure and board for allowing employee bonuses to skyrocket.
2007
Georgia Lottery Chairman defends bonuses. Tony Campbell, Board Chairman of the Georgia Lottery Corporation, defends the Georgia Lottery employee bonuses, saying they are good business practice and well-deserved.
2007
Some lottery winners missing their jackpots. More than a half-billion dollars in lottery prizes went uncollected last year, including dozens of jackpots worth $1 million or greater and hundreds worth $100,000 or more.
2006
Georgia Lottery's Millionaire Raffle tickets going fast. Raffle games have become the hottest lottery item of the holiday season, and the Georgia Lottery's Millionaire Raffle game is no exception.
2006
$5 lottery purchase yields $16.5 million for Ohio man. An Ohio man drove for three days with the winning $40 million dollar Mega Millions ticket tucked in the armrest of his car before realizing Monday it was worth more than $16 million after taxes.
2006
Backlash in Calif. over sale of lottery operator GTECH. As the new 2007-08 Legislature convened Monday, the backlash over an Italian firm's quiet takeover of California's lotto contractor grew when a second legislative committee said it would investigate.
2006
Michigan man gets taken by lottery scheme. An 86-year-old Ann Arbor man was bilked out of $3,150 after he received a letter from Canada claiming he won a lottery and needed to pay the taxes, Ann Arbor police said.
2006
Lottery Players Robbed At S.C. Store. Half a dozen people playing the lottery were forced to lie on the floor late Monday while two men held guns on them at the Lotto Supercenter on U.S. 21 in York County, North Carolina.
2006
Lottery 'joke' wins man fine, year probation. A Pennsylvania man said he thought it would be funny to fake a $853,496 winning Powerball ticket and leave it underneath a newspaper in the break room at the Roadway Express terminal in Middlesex Twp. It was a bad joke.
2006
Florida lottery raffle tickets being illegally re-sold. Now that tickets for the Florida Lottery's Holiday Millionaire Raffle game are sold out, the $20 slips of paper are in extremely high demand, fetching hundreds of dollars per ticket on an online auction site.
2005
Lottery number strategies subject of newspaper investigation. The final installment in a three-part look at the New Jersey Lottery compares number-picking strategies to pure luck.
2004
Powerball Jackpot 10th Largest Ever at $171 Million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Saturday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $171 million, with a cash option of $93.3 million.
2004
Alaska man wins lottery for-life prize. An Alaska resident has won an Oregon Lottery game worth $52,000 per year for life -- a prize that went unclaimed for more than a month.
2004
One winner in $5 million Lotto South drawing. There was one big winner in Saturday's $5 million Lotto South drawing, Virginia Lottery officials said Sunday.
2004
Winning Mega Millions ticket sold in Paterson, NJ. New Jersey lottery officials are waiting for the winner of the $24 million Mega Millions jackpot to claim their prize, officials said yesterday.
2004
Mega Millions jackpot winner headed to divorce court. The wife of Mega Millionaire Juan Rodriguez has filed for divorce, demanding her slice of the $149 million jackpot - even before the check has been cut to her hubby.
2004
Record Powerball winner arrested. A West Virginia man who won a record $315 million in the Powerball lottery was arrested on charges of drunken driving and carrying a pistol, authorities said.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$297 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 6, 2013
2.$285 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 6, 2019
3.$226 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 7, 2018
4.$217 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 8, 2018
5.$193 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 6, 2017
6.$176 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 8, 2017
7.$171 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 8, 2004
8.$170 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 9, 2008
9.$145 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 9, 2015
10.$130 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 7, 2019
11.€106 Million
US$124.65 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Dec 8, 2017
12.$100 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 7, 2013
13.$96 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 7, 2007
14.$91 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 9, 2014
15.$90 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 7, 2002
16.$87 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 7, 2005
16.$87 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 6, 2011
18.€73.12 Million
US$83.1 Million
Draw Date
Dec 6, 2018
19.$83 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 8, 2009
20.€68.59 Million
US$80.82 Million
Draw Date
Dec 7, 2017
21.€70 Million
US$79.7 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Dec 7, 2018
22.$74 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Dec 7, 2010
23.€54 Million
US$69.82 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Dec 7, 2012
24.$67 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 7, 2016
25.$66 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Dec 6, 2003

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1991
Friday, Dec 6, 1991
28 years old
1990
Thursday, Dec 6, 1990
29 years old
1986
Saturday, Dec 6, 1986
33 years old
1984
Thursday, Dec 6, 1984
35 years old
1981
Sunday, Dec 6, 1981
38 years old
1976
Monday, Dec 6, 1976
43 years old
1970
Sunday, Dec 6, 1970
49 years old
1967
Wednesday, Dec 6, 1967
52 years old
1954
Monday, Dec 6, 1954
65 years old
1947
Saturday, Dec 6, 1947
72 years old
1942
Sunday, Dec 6, 1942
77 years old
(year not provided)
(year not provided)

Worldwide Events On This Day

2017
Donald Trump's administration officially announces the recognition of Jerusalem as capital of Israel.
2015
Venezuelan elections are held. For the first time in 17 years the United Socialist Party of Venezuela loses its majority in parliament.
2006
NASA reveals photographs taken by Mars Global Surveyor suggesting the presence of liquid water on Mars.
2005
An Iranian Air ForceC-130 military transport aircraft crashes into a ten-floor apartment building in a residential area of Tehran, killing all 84 on board and 44 more on the ground.
1998
in Venezuela, Hugo Chávez is victorious in presidential elections.
1997
A Russian Antonov An-124 Ruslan cargo plane crashes into an apartment complex near Irkutsk, Siberia, killing 67.
1992
The Babri Masjid in Ayodhya, India, is demolished, leading to widespread riots causing the death of over 1,500 people.
1991
Yugoslav Wars: In Croatia, forces of the Serb-dominated Yugoslav People's Army (JNA) bombard Dubrovnik after laying siege to the city for seven months.
1989
The École Polytechnique massacre (or Montreal Massacre): Marc Lépine, an anti-feminist gunman, murders 14 young women at the École Polytechnique in Montreal.
1982
The Troubles: The Irish National Liberation Armybombs a pub frequented by British soldiers in Ballykelly, Northern Ireland, killing eleven soldiers and six civilians.
1978
Spain ratifies the Spanish Constitution of 1978 in a referendum.
1977
South Africa grants independence to Bophuthatswana, although it is not recognized by any other country.
1975
The Troubles: Fleeing from the police, a Provisional IRA unit takes a British couple hostage in their flat on Balcombe Street, London, beginning a six-day siege.
1973
The Twenty-fifth Amendment: The United States House of Representatives votes 387-35 to confirm Gerald Ford as Vice President of the United States. (On November 27, the Senate confirmed him 92-3.)
1971
Pakistan severs diplomatic relations with India, initiating the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971.
1969
Altamont Free Concert: At a free concert performed by the Rolling Stones, eighteen-year old Meredith Hunter is stabbed to death by Hells Angels security guards.
1967
Adrian Kantrowitz performs the first human heart transplant in the United States.
1957
Project Vanguard: A launchpad explosion of Vanguard TV3 thwarts the first United States attempt to launch a satellite into Earth orbit.
1956
A violent water polo match between Hungary and the USSR takes place during the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, against the backdrop of the Hungarian Revolution of 1956.
1953
Vladimir Nabokov completes his controversial novel Lolita.
1947
The Everglades National Park in Florida is dedicated.
1941
World War II: The United Kingdom and Canada declare war on Finland in support of the Soviet Union during the Continuation War. Camp X opens in Canada to begin training Allied Secret Agents for the War.
1933
U.S. federal judge John M. Woolsey rules that James Joyce's novel Ulysses is not obscene.
1928
The government of Colombia sends military forces to suppress a month-long strike by United Fruit Company workers, resulting in an unknown number of deaths.
1922
One year to the day after the signing of the Anglo-Irish Treaty, the Irish Free State comes into existence.
1921
The Anglo-Irish Treaty is signed in London by British and Irish representatives.
1917
Finland declares independence from Soviet Russia.
1917
Halifax Explosion: A munitions explosion near Halifax, Nova Scotia kills more than 1,900 people in the largest artificial explosion up to that time.
1917
World War I: USS Jacob Jones is the first American destroyer to be sunk by enemy action when it is torpedoed by German submarine SM U-53.
1916
World War I: The Central Powers capture Bucharest.
1912
The Nefertiti Bust is discovered.
1907
A coal mine explosion at Monongah, West Virginia, kills 362 workers.
1904
Theodore Roosevelt articulated his "Corollary" to the Monroe Doctrine, stating that the U.S. would intervene in the Western Hemisphere should Latin American governments prove incapable or unstable.
1897
London becomes the world's first city to host licensed taxicabs.
1884
The Washington Monument in Washington, D.C., is completed.
1877
The first edition of The Washington Post is published.
1865
Georgia ratifies 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution
1846
American and Californio forces clash at the Battle of San Pasqual
1790
The U.S. Congress moves from New York City to Philadelphia.
1745
Charles Edward Stuart's army begins retreat during the second Jacobite Rising.
1704
Battle of Chamkaur: During the Mughal-Sikh Wars, an outnumbered Sikh Khalsa defeats a Mughal army.
1648
Colonel Thomas Pride of the New Model Army purges the Long Parliament of MPs sympathetic to King Charles I of England, in order for the King's trial to go ahead; came to be known as "Pride's Purge".
1534
The city of Quito in Ecuador is founded by Spanish settlers led by Sebastián de Belalcázar.
1240
Mongol invasion of Rus': Kiev under Daniel of Galicia and Voivode Dmytrofalls to the Mongols under Batu Khan.
1060
Béla I is crowned king of Hungary.
963
Pope Leo VIII is appointed to the office of Protonotary and begins his papacy as antipope of Rome.

Births On This Day

1998
Angelīna Kučvaļska, Latvian figure skater
1996
Davide Calabria, Italian football player
1994
Giannis Antetokounmpo, Greek basketball player
1993
Jasprit Bumrah, Indian cricketer
1993
Pedro Rafael Amado Mendes, Portuguese footballer
1993
Tautau Moga, Australian-Samoan rugby league player
1992
Britt Assombalonga, Congolese footballer
1992
Johnny Manziel, American football player
1991
Coco Vandeweghe, American tennis player
1990
Tamira Paszek, Austrian tennis player
1989
Felix Schiller, German footballer
1988
Adam Eaton, American baseball player
1988
Sandra Nurmsalu, Estonian singer and violinist
1988
Nils Petersen, German footballer
1988
Nobunaga Shimazaki, Japanese voice actor
1986
Sean Edwards, English race car driver (d. 2013)
1986
Matt Niskanen, American ice hockey player
1985
Shannon Bobbitt, American basketball player
1985
Aristeidis Grigoriadis, Greek swimmer
1985
Rudra Pratap Singh, Indian cricketer
1984
Syndric Steptoe, American football player
1984
Nora Kirkpatrick, American actress and musician
1984
Princess Sofia, Duchess of Värmland
1982
Robbie Gould, American football player
1982
Ryan Carnes, American actor and producer
1982
Alberto Contador, Spanish cyclist
1982
Sean Ervine, Zimbabwean cricketer
1982
Aaron Sandilands, Australian footballer
1982
Susie Wolff, Scottish race car driver
1981
Federico Balzaretti, Italian footballer
1980
Danielle Downey, American golfer and coach (d. 2014)
1980
Steve Lovell, English footballer
1980
Carlos Takam, Cameroonian-French boxer
1979
Tim Cahill, Australian footballer
1978
Chris Başak, American baseball player
1978
Darrell Jackson, American football player
1978
Ramiro Pez, Argentine rugby player
1977
Kevin Cash, American baseball player and coach
1977
Andrew Flintoff, English cricketer, coach, and sportscaster
1977
Paul McVeigh, Irish footballer
1975
Noel Clarke, English actor, director, and screenwriter
1975
Adrian García Arias, Mexican footballer
1974
Jens Pulver, American mixed martial artist and boxer
1974
Nick Stajduhar, Canadian ice hockey player
1972
Ewan Birney, Director of the European Bioinformatics Institute in Cambridge, UK
1972
Heather Mizeur, American lawyer and politician
1972
Rick Short, American baseball player
1971
Craig Brewer, American director, producer, and screenwriter
1971
Richard Krajicek, Dutch tennis player
1971
Naozumi Takahashi, Japanese singer and voice actor
1971
Carole Thate, Dutch field hockey player
1970
Ulf Ekberg, Swedish singer-songwriter, keyboard player, and producer
1970
Adrian Fenty, American lawyer and politician, 6th Mayor of the District of Columbia
1970
Mark Reckless, English politician
1970
Jeff Rouse, American swimmer
1969
Steven Drozd, American musician and actor
1969
Torri Higginson, Canadian actress
1968
Akihiro Yano, Japanese baseball player
1967
Judd Apatow, American director, producer, and screenwriter
1967
Arnaldo Mesa, Cuban boxer (d. 2012)
1967
Helen Greiner, American businesswoman and engineer
1966
Natascha Badmann, Swiss triathlete
1966
Per-Ulrik Johansson, Swedish golfer
1965
Gordon Durie, Scottish footballer and manager
1964
Mall Nukke, Estonian painter
1963
Ulrich Thomsen, Danish actor and producer
1962
Ben Watt, English singer-songwriter, musician, author, DJ, and radio presenter
1961
David Lovering, American drummer
1961
Jonathan Melvoin, American musician (d. 1996)
1961
Manuel Reuter, German race car driver
1960
Masahiko Katsuya, Japanese journalist and photographer (d. 2018)
1959
Stephen Hepburn, English politician
1959
Satoru Iwata, Japanese game programmer and businessman (d. 2015)
1959
Stephen Muggleton, English computer scientist and engineer
1959
Deborah Estrin, American computer scientist and academic
1958
Nick Park, English animator, director, producer, and screenwriter
1957
Adrian Borland, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 1999)
1956
Peter Buck, American guitarist, songwriter, and producer
1956
Hans Kammerlander, Italian mountaineer and guide
1956
Randy Rhoads, American guitarist, songwriter, and producer (d. 1982)
1955
Anne Begg, Scottish educator and politician
1955
Rick Buckler, English drummer, songwriter, and producer
1955
Graeme Hughes, Australian cricketer, rugby league player, and sportscaster
1955
Tony Woodcock, English footballer
1955
Steven Wright, American actor, comedian, and screenwriter
1954
Chris Stamey, American singer-songwriter, musician, and music producer
1953
Sue Carroll, English journalist (d. 2011)
1953
Gary Goodman, Australian cricketer and coach
1953
Geoff Hoon, English academic and politician, Minister of State for Europe
1953
Tom Hulce, American actor
1953
Masami Kurumada, Japanese author and illustrator
1953
Dwight Stones, American high jumper and sportscaster
1953
Gary Ward, American baseball player and coach
1952
Chuck Baker, American baseball player
1952
Nicolas Bréhal, French author and critic
1952
Joe Harris, American football player
1952
Craig Newmark, American computer programmer and entrepreneur; founded Craigslist
1952
Charles Salvador, English boxer and criminal
1952
Shio Satō, Japanese illustrator (d. 2010)
1952
Jeff Schneider, American baseball player
1952
David L. Spector, American biologist and academic
1951
Wendy Ellis Somes, English ballerina and producer
1951
Maurice Hope, Caribbean-English boxer
1950
Guy Drut, French hurdler and politician
1950
Joe Hisaishi, Japanese pianist, composer, and conductor
1950
Helen Liddell, Baroness Liddell of Coatdyke, Scottish journalist and politician, Secretary of State for Scotland
1949
Linda Barnes, American author, playwright, and educator
1949
Linda Creed, American singer-songwriter (d. 1986)
1949
Doug Marlette, American author and cartoonist (d. 2007)
1949
Peter Willey, English cricketer and umpire
1948
Jean-Paul Ngoupandé, Central African politician, Prime Minister of the Central African Republic (d. 2014)
1948
Don Nickles, American businessman and politician
1948
Keke Rosberg, Finnish race car driver
1948
JoBeth Williams, American actress
1947
Lawrence Cannon, Canadian businessman and politician, 9th Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs
1947
Henk van Woerden, Dutch-South African painter and author (d. 2005)
1947
Miroslav Vitouš, Czech-American bassist and songwriter
1946
Frankie Beverly, American soul/funk singer-songwriter, musician, and producer (Maze)
1946
Willy van der Kuijlen, Dutch footballer and manager
1945
Larry Bowa, American baseball player and manager
1945
Dan Harrington, American lawyer and poker player
1945
Shekhar Kapur, Indian director, producer, and screenwriter
1944
Jonathan King, English singer-songwriter, record producer, music entrepreneur, television/radio presenter, and convicted sex offender
1944
Ron Kenoly, American Christian worship leader singer and songwriter
1943
Mike Smith, English singer-songwriter, keyboard player, and producer (d. 2008)
1943
Keith West, English rock singer-songwriter and music producer
1942
Peter Handke, Austrian author and playwright
1942
Robb Royer, American guitarist, keyboard player, and songwriter
1941
Helen Cornelius, American country singer-songwriter and actress
1941
Richard Speck, American murderer (d. 1991)
1941
Bruce Nauman, American sculptor and illustrator
1941
Bill Thomas, American academic and politician
1940
Lawrence Bergman, Canadian lawyer and politician
1940
Richard Edlund, American visual effects designer and cinematographer
1939
Franco Carraro, Italian politician and sports administrator
1938
Patrick Bauchau, Belgian-American actor
1937
Alberto Spencer, Ecuadorian-American soccer player (d. 2006)
1936
Bill Ashton, English saxophonist and composer
1936
David Ossman, American writer and comedian
1936
Kenneth Copeland, American evangelist and author
1935
Jean Lapointe, Canadian actor, singer, and politician
1934
Nick Bockwinkel, American wrestler, sportscaster, and actor (d. 2015)
1933
Henryk Górecki, Polish composer and academic (d. 2010)
1933
Donald J. Kutyna, American general
1932
Kamleshwar, Indian author, screenwriter, and critic (d. 2007)
1931
Zeki Müren, Turkish singer-songwriter and actor (d. 1996)
1930
Daniel Lisulo, Zambian banker and politician, 3rd Prime Minister of Zambia (d. 2000)
1929
Philippe Bouvard, French journalist and radio host
1929
Nikolaus Harnoncourt, German-Austrian cellist and conductor (d. 2016)
1929
Frank Springer, American author and illustrator (d. 2009)
1929
Alain Tanner, Swiss director, producer, and screenwriter
1928
Bobby Van, American actor, dancer, and singer (d. 1980)
1927
Jim Fuchs, American shot putter and discus thrower (d. 2010)
1924
Wally Cox, American actor (d. 1973)
1922
John Brunt, English captain, Victoria Cross recipient (d. 1944)
1922
Benjamin A. Gilman, American soldier and politician (d. 2016)
1921
Otto Graham, American football player and coach (d. 2003)
1921
Piero Piccioni, Italian lawyer, pianist, and composer (d. 2004)
1920
Dave Brubeck, American pianist and composer (d. 2012)
1920
Peter Dimmock, English sportscaster and producer (d. 2015)
1920
George Porter, English chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2002)
1919
Skippy Baxter, Canadian-American figure skater and coach (d. 2012)
1919
Paul de Man, Belgian-born philosopher, literary critic and theorist (d. 1983)
1918
Tauba Biterman, Polish Holocaust survivor
1917
Dean Hess, American minister and colonel (d. 2015)
1917
Kamal Jumblatt, Lebanese lawyer and politician (d. 1977)
1917
Irv Robbins, Canadian-American businessman, co-founded Baskin-Robbins (d. 2008)
1916
Yekaterina Budanova, Russian captain and pilot (d. 1943)
1916
Kristján Eldjárn, Icelandic educator and politician, 3rd President of Iceland (d. 1982)
1916
Hugo Peretti, American songwriter and producer (d. 1986)
1914
Cyril Washbrook, English cricketer (d. 1999)
1913
Karl Haas, German-American pianist, conductor, and radio host (d. 2005)
1913
Eleanor Holm, American swimmer and actress (d. 2004)
1910
David M. Potter, American historian, author, and academic (d. 1971)
1909
Rulon Jeffs, American religious leader (d. 2002)
1909
Alan McGilvray, Australian cricketer and sportscaster (d. 1996)
1908
Pierre Graber, Swiss lawyer and politician, 69th President of the Swiss Confederation (d. 2003)
1908
Baby Face Nelson, American gangster (d. 1934)
1908
Miklós Szabó, Hungarian runner (d. 2000)
1908
Herta Freitag, Austrian-American mathematician (d. 2000)
1907
John Barkley Rosser Sr., American logician (d. 1989)
1905
Elizabeth Yates, American journalist and author (d. 2001)
1904
Ève Curie, French-American journalist and pianist (d. 2007)
1903
Tony Lazzeri, American baseball player and manager (d. 1946)
1901
Eliot Porter, American photographer and academic (d. 1990)
1900
Agnes Moorehead, American actress (d. 1974)
1898
Alfred Eisenstaedt, German-American photographer and journalist (d. 1995)
1898
John McDonald, Scottish-Australian politician, 37th Premier of Victoria (d. 1977)
1898
Gunnar Myrdal, Swedish sociologist and economist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1987)
1898
Winifred Lenihan, American actress, writer, and director (d. 1964)
1896
Ira Gershwin, American songwriter (d. 1983)
1893
Homer N. Wallin, American admiral (d. 1984)
1893
Sylvia Townsend Warner, English author and poet (d. 1978)
1892
Osbert Sitwell, English-Italian captain, poet, and author (d. 1969)
1890
Dion Fortune, Welsh occultist, psychologist, and author (d. 1946)
1890
Yoshio Nishina, Japanese physicist and academic (d. 1951)
1890
Rudolf Schlichter, German painter and illustrator (d. 1955)
1888
Will Hay, English actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1949)
1887
Lynn Fontanne, British actress (d. 1983)
1887
Joseph Lamb, American pianist and composer (d. 1960)
1886
Joyce Kilmer, American soldier, author, and poet (d. 1918)
1884
Cornelia Meigs, American author, playwright, and academic (d. 1973)
1882
Warren Bardsley, Australian cricketer (d. 1954)
1878
Elvia Carrillo Puerto, Mexican politician (d. 1968)
1876
Fred Duesenberg, German-American businessman, co-founded the Duesenberg Automobile & Motors Company (d. 1932)
1875
Albert Bond Lambert, American golfer and pilot (d. 1946)
1875
Evelyn Underhill, English mystic and author (d. 1941)
1872
Arthur Henry Adams, Australian journalist and author (d. 1936)
1872
William S. Hart, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1946)
1863
Charles Martin Hall, American chemist and engineer (d. 1914)
1853
Hans Molisch, Czech-Austrian botanist and academic (d. 1937)
1853
Haraprasad Shastri, Indian historian and scholar (d. 1931)
1849
August von Mackensen, German field marshal (d. 1945)
1841
Frédéric Bazille, French painter and soldier (d. 1870)
1835
Wilhelm Rudolph Fittig, German chemist (d. 1910)
1833
John S. Mosby, American colonel (d. 1916)
1827
William Arnott, Australian biscuit manufacturer and founder of Arnott's Biscuits (d. 1901)
1823
Max Müller, German-English philologist and orientalist (d. 1900)
1812
Robert Spear Hudson, English businessman and philanthropist (d. 1884)
1805
Richard Hanson, English-Australian politician, 4th Premier of South Australia (d. 1876)
1805
Jean Eugène Robert-Houdin, French magician (d. 1861)
1803
Maria Josepha Amalia of Saxony (d. 1829)
1792
William II of the Netherlands (d. 1849)
1778
Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac, French physicist and chemist (d. 1850)
1752
Gabriel Duvall, American jurist and politician (d. 1844)
1721
Guillaume-Chrétien de Lamoignon de Malesherbes, French minister and politician (d. 1794)
1721
James Elphinston, Scottish philologist and linguist (d. 1809)
1685
Marie Adélaïde of Savoy (d. 1712)
1642
Johann Christoph Bach, German organist and composer (d. 1703)
1640
Claude Fleury, French historian and author (d. 1723)
1637
Edmund Andros, English courtier and politician, 4th Colonial Governor of New York (d. 1714)
1608
George Monck, 1st Duke of Albemarle, English general and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (d. 1670)
1592
William Cavendish, 1st Duke of Newcastle (d. 1676)
1586
Niccolò Zucchi, Italian astronomer and physicist (d. 1670)
1545
Janus Dousa, Dutch historian and noble (d. 1604)
1520
Barbara Radziwiłł, queen of Poland (d. 1551)
1478
Baldassare Castiglione, Italian courtier, diplomat, and author (d. 1529)
1421
Henry VI of England (d. 1471)
1285
Ferdinand IV of Castile (d. 1312)
846
Hasan al-Askari, Arabian 11th of the Twelve Imams (d. 874)

Deaths On This Day

2017
Johnny Hallyday, French singer and actor (b. 1943)
2016
Peter Vaughan, British actor (b.1923)
2015
Ko Chun-hsiung, Taiwanese actor, director, and politician (b. 1945)
2015
Liu Juying, Chinese general and politician (b. 1917)
2015
Nicholas Smith, British actor (b. 1934)
2014
Ralph H. Baer, German-American video game designer, created the Magnavox Odyssey (b. 1922)
2014
Jimmy Del Ray, American wrestler and manager (b. 1962)
2014
Fred Hawkins, American golfer (b. 1923)
2014
Luke Somers, English-American photographer and journalist (b. 1981)
2013
Jean-Pierre Desthuilliers, French poet and critic (b. 1939)
2013
Stan Tracey, English pianist and composer (b. 1926)
2013
M. K. Turk, American basketball player and coach (b. 1942)
2012
Miguel Abia Biteo Boricó, Equatoguinean engineer and politician, Prime Minister of Equatorial Guinea (b. 1961)
2012
Jan Carew, Guyanese author, poet, and playwright (b. 1920)
2012
Jeffrey Koo Sr., Taiwanese banker and businessman (b. 1933)
2012
Huw Lloyd-Langton, English guitarist (b. 1951)
2012
Pedro Vaz, Uruguayan lawyer and politician, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Uruguay (b. 1963)
2011
Dobie Gray, American singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1940)
2010
Mark Dailey, American-Canadian journalist and actor (b. 1953)
2006
John Feeney, New Zealand director and producer (b. 1922)
2005
Charly Gaul, Luxembourger cyclist (b. 1932)
2005
Devan Nair, Malaysian-Singaporean union leader and politician, 3rd President of Singapore (b. 1923)
2005
Danny Williams, South African singer (b. 1942)
2005
William P. Yarborough, American general (b. 1912)
2003
Carlos Manuel Arana Osorio, Guatemalan general and politician, President of Guatemala (b. 1918)
2002
Philip Berrigan, American priest and activist (b. 1923)
2001
Peter Blake, New Zealand sailor and environmentalist (b. 1948)
2001
Charles McClendon, American football player and coach (b. 1923)
2000
Werner Klemperer, German-American actor (b. 1920)
2000
Aziz Mian, Pakistani singer-songwriter and poet (b. 1942)
1998
César Baldaccini, French sculptor and educator (b. 1921)
1997
Willy den Ouden, Dutch swimmer (b. 1918)
1996
Pete Rozelle, American businessman (b. 1926)
1994
Heinz Baas, German footballer and manager (b. 1922)
1994
Gian Maria Volonté, Italian actor and director (b. 1933)
1993
Don Ameche, American actor (b. 1908)
1991
Mimi Smith, English nurse (b. 1906)
1991
Richard Stone, English economist and statistician, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1913)
1990
Pavlos Sidiropoulos, Greek singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1948)
1990
Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysian lawyer and politician, 1st Prime Minister of Malaysia (b. 1903)
1989
Frances Bavier, American actress (b. 1902)
1989
Sammy Fain, American pianist and composer (b. 1902)
1989
John Payne, American actor, singer, and producer (b. 1912)
1988
Roy Orbison, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1936)
1985
Burr Tillstrom, American actor and puppeteer (b. 1917)
1985
Burleigh Grimes, American baseball player and manager (b. 1893)
1983
Lucienne Boyer, French singer and actress (b. 1903)
1983
Gul Khan Nasir, Pakistani poet, historian, and politician (b. 1914)
1982
Jean-Marie Seroney, Kenyan activist and politician (b. 1927)
1980
Charles Deutsch, French engineer and businessman, co-founded DB (b. 1911)
1976
João Goulart, Brazilian lawyer and politician, 24th President of Brazil (b. 1918)
1974
Nikolay Kuznetsov, Soviet naval officer (b. 1904)
1972
Janet Munro, English actress and singer (b. 1934)
1964
Evert van Linge, Dutch footballer and architect (b. 1895)
1961
Frantz Fanon, Martinique-French psychiatrist and author (b. 1925)
1956
B. R. Ambedkar, Indian economist and politician, 1st Indian Minister of Justice (b. 1891)
1955
Honus Wagner, American baseball player and manager (b. 1874)
1951
Harold Ross, American journalist and publisher, founded The New Yorker (b. 1892)
1945
Edmund Dwyer-Gray, Irish-Australian politician, 29th Premier of Tasmania (b. 1870)
1924
Gene Stratton-Porter, American author and screenwriter (b. 1863)
1921
Said Halim Pasha, Ottoman politician, 280th Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire (b. 1865)
1918
Alexander Dianin, Russian chemist (b. 1851)
1892
Werner von Siemens, German engineer and businessman, founded the Siemens Company (b. 1816)
1889
Jefferson Davis, American general and politician, President of the Confederate States of America (b. 1808)
1882
Alfred Escher, Swiss businessman and politician, founded Credit Suisse (b. 1819)
1882
Anthony Trollope, English novelist, essayist, and short story writer (b. 1815)
1879
Erastus Brigham Bigelow, American businessman (b. 1814)
1878
Theodoros Vryzakis, Greek painter and educator (b. 1814)
1868
August Schleicher, German linguist and academic (b. 1821)
1867
Jean Pierre Flourens, French physiologist and academic (b. 1794)
1855
William John Swainson, English ornithologist and entomologist (b. 1789)
1788
Jonathan Shipley, English bishop (b. 1714)
1779
Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin, French painter (b. 1699)
1771
Giovanni Battista Morgagni, Italian anatomist and pathologist (b. 1682)
1746
Lady Grizel Baillie, Scottish poet and songwriter (b. 1665)
1718
Nicholas Rowe, English poet and playwright (b. 1674)
1716
Benedictus Buns, Dutch priest and composer (b. 1642)
1686
Eleonora Gonzaga, Queen consort of Ferdinand III (b. 1630)
1675
John Lightfoot, English priest, scholar, and academic (b. 1602)
1658
Baltasar Gracián, Spanish priest and author (b. 1601)
1618
Jacques Davy Duperron, French cardinal (b. 1556)
1616
Ahmad Ibn al-Qadi, Moroccan writer, judge and mathematician (b. 1552)
1562
Jan van Scorel, Dutch painter (b. 1495)
1352
Pope Clement VI (b. 1291)
1306
Roger Bigod, 5th Earl of Norfolk (b. 1270)
1305
Maximus, Metropolitan of Kiev
1185
Afonso I of Portugal (b. 1109)
762
Muhammad al-Nafs al-Zakiyya, Arab rebel leader (b. 710)
735
Prince Toneri of Japan (b. 676)
343
Saint Nicholas, Greek bishop and saint (b. 270)

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