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On This Day in History:  January 13

January 13 is the 13th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. 352 days remain until the end of the year (353 in leap years).

Lottery News On This Day

2020
UK National Lottery hacker jailed for nine months. A cyber-criminal has been jailed for nine months for committing offenses against the United Kingdom National Lottery.
2018
Connecticut Lottery to re-draw raffle Tuesday. The Connecticut Lottery Corp. has set Tuesday at 11 a.m. as the time for a do-over drawing to partly make up for a Jan. 1 fiasco in which nearly half the eligible tickets in the Super Draw game — 100,000 out of 214,601 sold at $10 each — were excluded by mistake.
2017
Older Pennsylvanians lose from lawmakers' raid on lottery fund. Pennsylvania is now six years into the glut of baby boomers aging into their senior years and it's taking a toll on the Pennsylvania Lottery, which pays for the programs that serve them.
2016
NJ restaurant workers mistakenly think they hit Powerball. Workers at one New Jersey restaurant cried tears of joy and shouted — one even quit his job — after they matched winning Powerball numbers with a lottery ticket they'd purchased for an office pool.
2016
Tennessee Lottery chief retrofits Powerball billboard to 'Billion'. With the record Powerball Jackpot climbing into the billions, Rebecca Hargrove, President and CEO of the Tennessee Lottery, decided to tackle the issue of the billboard's inability to display an amount that great.
2015
California gas station manager allegedly kept winning lottery scratchers. The former manager of a San Bruno, California, gas station was charged with theft for allegedly keeping winning California lottery scratch-off tickets for himself and selling customers losing ones.
2015
NJ Lottery adds 'Xtra' feature to Pick 6 game. New Jersey Lottery players now have the opportunity to increase their non-jackpot prizes by up to five times on the long-time favorite game, Pick 6, with the addition of the new Xtra feature.
2011
Clerk's lottery ticket error wins woman $1 million. Pamela Ivey won $1 million in the Mega Millions multi-state lottery after a store clerk accidentally added the game's multiplier feature to her ticket, which quadruples the amount the player can win.
2005
Powerball Lottery Jackpot Increased To $14 Million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Wednesday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $14 million, with a cash option of $7.5 million.
2005
Nebraska Powerball winner shares $30.9 million jackpot. A man who turned two one-dollar bills into a multi-million-dollar windfall in Nebraska has claimed the prize -- more than two weeks after learning he'd won.
2005
Arizona couple claims one-third of $31 million Powerball lottery prize. An Arizona couple says they will invest the $3.9 million - after taxes - they won in a recent Powerball drawing.
2005
Penn. woman wins $1 million with scratch-off lottery ticket. Donna Goeppert kissed a copy of her winning lottery ticket Wednesday, a day after the game had given her a big, fat, million-dollar smooch.
2005
Woman and two children claim $171 million Powerball lottery jackpot. Florence Ayers, a Jackson, Pennsylvania bookkeeper who claimed the $93.4 million lump-sum cash prize from a $171.4 million Powerball jackpot, knows how to keep a secret.
2005
Tennessee Lottery to finally reveal Lotto 5 jackpots. The Tennessee Lottery announced that it will remove some of the mystery from its Lotto 5 computerized game by giving players an estimated jackpot before each of the tri-weekly drawings.
2005
Texas attorney general gives up pursuit of lottery funds. The Texas attorney general's office has dropped efforts to make the state lottery commission reimburse it for $176,000 paid to a Las Vegas law firm hired by the state to draft a bill to legalize video slot machines.
2004
Inside Sources: Virginia Lottery to Slash Staff. LOTTERY POST EXCLUSIVE: According to unnamed sources, the Virginia Lottery is planning a series of cost-cutting moves that could send shock waves through its staff and the industry: the Virginia Lottery will be seeking bids to outsource all functions of its operations.
2004
Lotto Mania. Store owners along state line hope Alabamians bring greater success to Tennessee lottery.
2004
If you win a lottery prize, the IRS awaits. Winning a lottery prize may open the door to many financial opportunities, but it may also result in a significant federal income tax obligation. Keeping good records of your winnings and losses may help you lower the taxes you owe on lottery winnings.
2004
Tenn. lottery is ready to go, says CEO. A little more than a week before the first Tennessee lottery ticket is sold, CEO Rebecca Paul said the "infrastructure is ready" for a successful launch.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$1.59 Billion
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 13, 2016
2.$296 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 15, 2020
3.$246 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jan 13, 2015
4.$176 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 14, 2015
5.$155 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 13, 2007
6.$146 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 14, 2009
7.$137 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jan 13, 2017
8.€103 Million
US$124.76 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jan 13, 2006
9.$121 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 14, 2017
10.$112 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 16, 2019
11.$111 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jan 14, 2005
12.€90.97 Million
US$103.89 Million
Draw Date
Jan 15, 2019
13.€84.71 Million
US$103.36 Million
Draw Date
Jan 13, 2018
14.€90 Million
US$99.23 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jan 14, 2020
15.$95 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 16, 2008
16.$93 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 15, 2014
17.$91 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jan 14, 2020
18.$90 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 16, 2013
19.€81 Million
US$88.43 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jan 15, 2016
20.€58 Million
US$83.45 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jan 15, 2010
21.€67 Million
US$82.01 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Jan 19, 2018
22.$82 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 15, 2011
23.€55 Million
US$80.48 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jan 18, 2008
24.€74.83 Million
US$79.62 Million
Draw Date
Jan 14, 2017
25.$76 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 14, 2006

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1986
Monday, Jan 13, 1986
34 years old
1985
Sunday, Jan 13, 1985
35 years old
1985
Sunday, Jan 13, 1985
35 years old
1985
Sunday, Jan 13, 1985
35 years old
1972
Thursday, Jan 13, 1972
48 years old
1970
Tuesday, Jan 13, 1970
50 years old
1969
Monday, Jan 13, 1969
51 years old
1964
Monday, Jan 13, 1964
56 years old
1961
Friday, Jan 13, 1961
59 years old
1958
Monday, Jan 13, 1958
62 years old
1957
Sunday, Jan 13, 1957
63 years old
1956
Friday, Jan 13, 1956
64 years old
1951
Saturday, Jan 13, 1951
69 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day

2018
A false emergency alert warning of an impending missile strike in Hawaii caused widespread panic in the state.
2012
The passenger cruise shipCosta Concordiasinks off the coast of Italy due to the captain Francesco Schettino's negligence and irresponsibility. There are 32 confirmed deaths.
2001
An earthquake hits El Salvador, killing more than 800.
1998
Alfredo Ormando sets himself on fire in St. Peter's Square, protesting against homophobia.
1993
Space Shuttle program: Endeavour heads for space for the third time as STS-54 launches from the Kennedy Space Center.
1993
The Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) is signed.
1991
Soviet Union troops attackLithuanian independence supporters in Vilnius, killing 14 people and wounding around 1000 others.
1990
Douglas Wilder becomes the first elected African American governor as he takes office as Governor of Virginia in Richmond, Virginia.
1988
Lee Teng-hui becomes the first native TaiwanesePresident of the Republic of China.
1986
A month-long violent struggle begins in Aden, South Yemen between supporters of Ali Nasir Muhammad and Abdul Fattah Ismail, resulting in thousands of casualties.
1985
A passenger train plunges into a ravine in Ethiopia, killing 428 in the worst railroad disaster in Africa.
1982
Shortly after takeoff, Air Florida Flight 90, a Boeing 737 jet, crashes into Washington, D.C.'s 14th Street Bridge and falls into the Potomac River, killing 78 including four motorists.
1978
United States Food and Drug Administration requires all blood donations to be labeled "paid" or "volunteer" donors.
1974
Seraphim is elected Archbishop of Athens and All Greece.
1972
Prime Minister Kofi Abrefa Busia and President Edward Akufo-Addo of Ghana are ousted in a bloodless military coup by Colonel Ignatius Kutu Acheampong.
1968
Johnny Cashperforms live at Folsom State Prison.
1966
Robert C. Weaver becomes the first African American Cabinet member when he is appointed United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.
1964
Anti-Muslim riots break out in Calcutta, resulting in 100 deaths.
1964
In Manchester, New Hampshire, fourteen-year-old Pamela Mason is murdered. Edward Coolidge is tried and convicted of the crime, but the conviction is set aside by the landmark Fourth Amendment case Coolidge v. New Hampshire (1971).
1963
Coup d'état in Togo results in the assassination of president Sylvanus Olympio.
1958
The Moroccan Army of Liberation ambushes a Spanish patrol in the Battle of Edchera.
1953
An article appears in Pravda accusing some of the most prestigious and prominent doctors, mostly Jews, in the Soviet Union of taking part in a vast plot to poison members of the top Soviet political and military leadership.
1951
First Indochina War: The Battle of Vĩnh Yên begins.
1950
British submarine HMS Truculent collides with an oil tanker in the Thames Estuary, killing 64 men.
1950
Finland forms diplomatic relations with the People's Republic of China.
1942
Henry Ford patents a plastic automobile, which is 30% lighter than a regular car.
1942
World War II: First use of an aircraft ejection seat by a German test pilot in a Heinkel He 280 jet fighter.
1939
The Black Friday bushfires burn 20,000 square kilometers of land in Australia, claiming the lives of 71 people.
1935
A plebiscite in Saarland shows that 90.3% of those voting wish to join Nazi Germany.
1915
The 6.7 MwAvezzano earthquake shakes the Province of L'Aquila in Italy with a maximum Mercalli intensity of XI (Extreme), killing between 29,978-32,610.
1910
The first public radio broadcast takes place; a live performance of the operas Cavalleria rusticana and Pagliacci are sent out over the airwaves from the Metropolitan Opera House in New York.
1908
The Rhoads Opera House fire in Boyertown, Pennsylvania kills 171 people.
1898
Émile Zola's J'accuse…! exposes the Dreyfus affair.
1895
First Italo-Ethiopian War: the war's opening battle, the Battle of Coatit, occurs; it is an Italian victory.
1893
The Independent Labour Party of the United Kingdom holds its first meeting.
1893
U.S. Marines land in Honolulu, Hawaii from the USS Boston to prevent the queen from abrogating the Bayonet Constitution.
1888
The National Geographic Society is founded in Washington, D.C.
1879
In Mozart Gardens Brooklyn Ada Anderson completed a great feat of pedestrianism - 2700 quarter miles in 2700 quarter hours, earning her $8000.
1849
Establishment of the Colony of Vancouver Island.
1849
Second Anglo-Sikh War - Battle of Tooele: British forces retreat from the Sikhs.
1847
The Treaty of Cahuenga ends the Mexican-American War in California.
1842
Dr. William Brydon, an assistant surgeon in the British East India Company Army during the First Anglo-Afghan War, becomes famous for being the sole survivor of an army of 4,500 men and 12,000 camp followers when he reaches the safety of a garrison in Jalalabad, Afghanistan.
1840
The steamship Lexington burns and sinks four miles off the coast of Long Island with the loss of 139 lives.
1833
United States President Andrew Jackson writes to Vice PresidentMartin Van Buren expressing his opposition to South Carolina's defiance of federal authority in the Nullification Crisis.
1830
The Great Fire of New Orleans begins.
1822
The design of the Greek flag is adopted by the First National Assembly at Epidaurus.
1815
War of 1812: British troops capture Fort Peter in St. Marys, Georgia, the only battle of the war to take place in the state.
1797
French Revolutionary Wars: A naval battle between a French ship of the line and two British frigates off the coast of Brittany ends with the French vessel running aground, resulting in over 900 deaths.
1793
Nicolas Jean Hugon de Bassville, representative of Revolutionary France, lynched by a mob in Rome
1607
The Bank of Genoa fails after announcement of national bankruptcy in Spain.
1547
Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey, is sentenced to death for treason, on the grounds of having quartered his arms to make them similar to those of the King, Henry VIII of England.
1435
Sicut Dudum, forbidding the enslavement of the Guanche natives in Canary Islands by the Spanish, is promulgated by Pope Eugene IV.
532
The Nika riots break out, during the racing season at the Hippodrome in Constantinople, as a result of discontent with the rule of the Emperor Justinian I.

Births On This Day

1997
Micah Hart, Canadian ice hockey player
1997
Connor McDavid, Canadian ice hockey player
1997
Ivan Provorov, Russian ice hockey player
1993
Max Whitlock, English artistic gymnast
1992
Adam Matthews, Welsh footballer
1992
Dinah Pfizenmaier, German tennis player
1991
Rob Kiernan, English-Irish footballer
1990
Vincenzo Fiorillo, Italian footballer
1990
Liam Hemsworth, Australian actor
1989
Morgan Burnett, American football player
1989
Doug Martin, American football player
1988
Josh Freeman, American football player
1987
Stefano Del Sante, Italian footballer
1987
Florica Leonida, Romanian gymnast
1987
Steven Michaels, Australian rugby league player
1987
Daniel Oss, Italian cyclist
1987
Marc Staal, Canadian ice hockey player
1987
Sven Wetzel, German rugby player
1986
Joannie Rochette, Canadian figure skater
1985
Luke Robinson, American wrestler
1984
Matteo Cavagna, Italian footballer
1984
Kamghe Gaba, German sprinter
1984
Nick Mangold, American football player
1983
Ender Arslan, Turkish basketball player
1983
Sebastian Kneißl, German footballer
1983
Mauricio Martín Romero, Argentinian footballer
1982
Kamran Akmal, Pakistan cricketer
1982
Guillermo Coria, Argentinian tennis player
1982
Constantinos Makrides, Cypriot footballer
1982
Ruth Wilson, English actress
1981
Reggie Brown, American football player
1981
Darrell Rasner, American baseball player
1981
Yujiro Takahashi, Japanese wrestler
1980
Krzysztof Czerwiński, Polish organist and conductor
1980
Nils-Eric Johansson, Swedish footballer
1980
Akira Kaji, Japanese footballer
1980
Wolfgang Loitzl, Austrian ski jumper
1980
Mirko Soltau, German footballer
1979
Katy Brand, English actress and screenwriter
1978
Nate Silver, American journalist and statistician, developed PECOTA
1977
Orlando Bloom, English actor and producer
1977
Mi-Hyun Kim, South Korean golfer
1977
Elliot Mason, English trombonist and keyboard player
1977
James Posey, American basketball player and coach
1976
Mario Yepes, Colombian footballer
1975
Rune Eriksen, Norwegian guitarist and composer
1975
Mailis Reps, Estonian academic and politician, 31st Estonian Minister of Education and Research
1974
Sergei Brylin, Russian ice hockey player and coach
1973
Nikolai Khabibulin, Russian ice hockey player
1973
Gigi Galli, Italian race driver
1972
Mark Bosnich, Australian footballer and sportscaster
1972
Nicole Eggert, American actress
1972
Vitaly Scherbo, Belarusian gymnast
1970
Frank Kooiman, Dutch footballer
1970
Marco Pantani, Italian cyclist (d. 2004)
1970
Shonda Rhimes, American actress, director, producer, and screenwriter
1969
Stefania Belmondo, Italian skier
1969
Stephen Hendry, Scottish snooker player and journalist
1968
Mike Whitlow, English footballer and coach
1966
Patrick Dempsey, American actor and race car driver
1966
Leo Visser, Dutch speed skater and pilot
1964
Penelope Ann Miller, American actress
1962
Trace Adkins, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1962
Paul Higgins, Canadian ice hockey player
1961
Wayne Coyne, American singer-songwriter and musician
1961
Kelly Hrudey, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster
1961
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, American actress, comedian, and producer
1960
Eric Betzig, American physicist and chemist, Nobel Prize laureate
1960
Matthew Bourne, English choreographer and director
1959
Winnie Byanyima, Ugandan engineer, politician, and diplomat
1958
Francisco Buyo, Spanish footballer and manager
1958
Juan Pedro de Miguel, Spanish handball player (d. 2016)
1957
Claudia Emerson, American poet and academic (d. 2014)
1957
Mary Glindon, English lawyer and politician
1957
Mark O'Meara, American golfer
1957
Lorrie Moore, American short story writer
1955
Paul Kelly, Australian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1955
Jay McInerney, American novelist and critic
1955
Anne Pringle, English diplomat, British Ambassador to Russia
1954
Richard Blackford, English composer
1954
Trevor Rabin, South African-American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1953
Silvana Gallardo, American actress and producer (d. 2012)
1952
Stephen Glover, English journalist, co-founded The Independent
1950
Clive Betts, English economist and politician
1950
Bob Forsch, American baseball player (d. 2011)
1950
Gholam Hossein Mazloumi, Iranian footballer and manager (d. 2014)
1949
Rakesh Sharma, Indian commander, pilot, and astronaut
1949
Brandon Tartikoff, American screenwriter and producer (d. 1997)
1948
Gaj Singh, Indian lawyer and politician
1947
John Lees, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
1947
Jacek Majchrowski, Polish historian, lawyer, and politician
1947
Carles Rexach, Spanish footballer and coach
1946
Ordal Demokan, Turkish physicist and academic (d. 2004)
1946
Eero Koivistoinen, Finnish saxophonist, composer, and conductor
1945
Gordon McVie, English oncologist and author
1945
Peter Simpson, English footballer
1943
William Duckworth, American composer and author (d. 2012)
1943
Richard Moll, American actor
1941
Pasqual Maragall, Spanish academic and politician, 127th President of the Generalitat de Catalunya
1941
Meinhard Nehmer, German bobsledder
1940
Edmund White, American novelist, memoirist, and essayist
1939
Edgardo Cozarinsky, Argentinian author, screenwriter, and director
1939
Jacek Gmoch, Polish footballer and coach
1939
Cesare Maniago, Canadian ice hockey player
1938
Cabu, French cartoonist (d. 2015)
1938
Daevid Allen, Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2015)
1938
Richard Anthony, Egyptian-French singer-songwriter (d. 2015)
1938
Dave Edwards, American captain and politician (d. 2013)
1938
Tord Grip, Swedish footballer and manager
1938
Anna Home, English screenwriter and producer
1937
Guy Dodson, New Zealand-English biochemist and academic (d. 2012)
1936
Renato Bruson, Italian opera singer
1935
Rip Taylor, American actor and comedian
1933
Tom Gola, American basketball player, coach, and politician (d. 2014)
1932
Barry Bishop, American mountaineer, photographer, and scholar (d. 1994)
1931
Ian Hendry, English actor (d. 1984)
1931
Charles Nelson Reilly, American actor, comedian, director, game show panelist, and television personality (d. 2007)
1930
Frances Sternhagen, American actress
1929
Joe Pass, American guitarist and composer (d. 1994)
1927
Brock Adams, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 5th United States Secretary of Transportation (d. 2004)
1927
Liz Anderson, American singer-songwriter (d. 2011)
1927
Sydney Brenner, South African biologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2019)
1926
Michael Bond, English soldier and author, created Paddington Bear (d. 2017)
1926
Carolyn Gold Heilbrun, American author and academic (d. 2003)
1926
Melba Liston, American trombonist and composer (d. 1999)
1925
Rosemary Murphy, American actress (d. 2014)
1925
Vanita Smythe, American singer and actress (d. 1994)
1925
Ron Tauranac, Australian engineer and businessman
1925
Gwen Verdon, American actress and dancer (d. 2000)
1924
Paul Feyerabend, Austrian-Swiss philosopher and academic (d. 1994)
1924
Roland Petit, French dancer and choreographer (d. 2011)
1923
Daniil Shafran, Russian cellist (d. 1997)
1923
Willem Slijkhuis, Dutch runner (d. 2003)
1922
Albert Lamorisse, French director and producer (d. 1970)
1921
Necati Cumalı, Greek-Turkish author and poet (d. 2001)
1921
Dachine Rainer, American-English author and poet (d. 2000)
1919
Robert Stack, American actor (d. 2003)
1914
Osa Massen, Danish-American actress (d. 2006)
1914
Ted Willis, Baron Willis, English author, playwright, and screenwriter (d. 1992)
1911
Joh Bjelke-Petersen, New Zealand-Australian farmer and politician, 31st Premier of Queensland (d. 2005)
1910
Yannis Tsarouchis, Greek painter and illustrator (d. 1989)
1909
Helm Glöckler, German race car driver (d. 1993)
1906
Zhou Youguang, Chinese linguist, sinologist, and academic (d. 2017)
1905
Kay Francis, American actress (d. 1968)
1905
Jack London, English sprinter and pianist (d. 1966)
1904
Richard Addinsell, English composer (d. 1977)
1904
Nathan Milstein, Ukrainian-American violinist and composer (d. 1992)
1902
Karl Menger, Austrian-American mathematician from the Vienna Circle (d. 1985)
1901
A. B. Guthrie, Jr., American novelist, screenwriter, historian (d. 1991)
1901
Mieczysław Żywczyński, Polish priest and historian (d. 1978)
1900
Shimizugawa Motokichi, Japanese sumo wrestler (d. 1967)
1893
Charles Arnison, English lieutenant and pilot (d. 1974)
1893
Roy Cazaly, Australian footballer and coach (d. 1963)
1893
Clark Ashton Smith, American poet, sculptor, painter, and author (d. 1961)
1893
Chaim Soutine, Belarusian-French painter (d. 1943)
1892
Ermanno Aebi, Italian-Swiss footballer (d. 1976)
1890
Jüri Uluots, Estonian journalist, lawyer, and politician, 7th Prime Minister of Estonia (d. 1945)
1887
Sophie Tucker, Russian-born American singer and actress (d. 1966)
1886
Art Ross, Canadian-American ice hockey player and coach (d. 1964)
1885
Alfred Fuller, Canadian-American businessman, founded the Fuller Brush Company (d. 1973)
1883
Nathaniel Cartmell, American runner and coach (d. 1967)
1881
Essington Lewis, Australian engineer and businessman (d. 1961)
1878
Lionel Groulx, Canadian priest and historian (d. 1967)
1870
Ross Granville Harrison, American biologist and anatomist (d. 1959)
1869
Prince Emanuele Filiberto, Duke of Aosta (d. 1931)
1866
Vasily Kalinnikov, Russian bassoon player and composer (d. 1901)
1866
George Gurdjieff, Russian-French mystic and philosopher (d. 1949)
1865
Princess Marie of Orléans (d. 1908)
1864
Wilhelm Wien, German physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1928)
1861
Max Nonne, German neurologist and academic (d. 1959)
1859
Kostis Palamas, Greek poet and playwright (d. 1943)
1858
Oskar Minkowski, Lithuanian-German biologist and academic (d. 1931)
1845
Félix Tisserand, French astronomer and academic (d. 1896)
1832
Horatio Alger, Jr., American novelist and journalist (d. 1899)
1812
Victor de Laprade, French poet and critic (d. 1883)
1810
Ernestine Rose, American suffragist, abolitionist, and freethinker (d. 1892)
1808
Salmon P. Chase, American jurist and politician, 6th Chief Justice of the United States (d. 1873)
1805
Thomas Dyer, American lawyer and politician, 18th Mayor of Chicago (d. 1862)
1804
Paul Gavarni, French illustrator (d. 1866)
1787
John Davis, American lawyer and politician, 14th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1854)
1749
Maler Müller, German poet, painter, and playwright (d. 1825)
1720
Richard Hurd, English bishop (d. 1808)
1683
Christoph Graupner, German harpsichord player and composer (d. 1760)
1651
Henry Booth, 1st Earl of Warrington, English soldier and politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer (d. 1694)
1616
Antoinette Bourignon, French-Flemish mystic and author (d. 1680)
1610
Maria Anna of Bavaria, archduchess of Austria (d. 1665)
1596
Jan van Goyen, Dutch painter and illustrator (d. 1656)
1562
Mark Alexander Boyd, Scottish poet and soldier (d. 1601)
1505
Joachim II Hector, Elector of Brandenburg (d. 1571)
1477
Henry Percy, 5th Earl of Northumberland (d. 1527)
1400
Infante John, Constable of Portugal (d. 1442)
1338
Jeong Mong-ju, Korean civil minister, diplomat and scholar (d. 1392)
1334
Henry II, king of Castile and León (d. 1379)
915
Al-Hakam II, Umayyad caliph (d. 976)
101
Lucius Aelius, Roman adopted son of Hadrian (d. 138)
5 BC
Guangwu of Han, Chinese emperor (d. 57)

Deaths On This Day

2019
Phil Masinga, South African footballer (b. 1969)
2017
Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon, English photographer and sometime member of the British royal family (b. 1930)
2017
Dick Gautier, American actor (b. 1931)
2017
Magic Alex, Greek electronics engineer (b. 1942)
2016
Brian Bedford, English-American actor and director (b. 1935)
2016
Giorgio Gomelsky, Georgian-American director, producer, songwriter, and manager (b. 1934)
2016
Lawrence Phillips, American football player (b. 1975)
2015
Mark Juddery, Australian journalist and author (b. 1971)
2015
Robert White, American soldier and diplomat, United States Ambassador to Paraguay (b. 1926)
2014
Bobby Collins, Scottish footballer and manager (b. 1931)
2014
Randal Tye Thomas, American journalist and politician (b. 1978)
2014
Waldemar von Gazen, German general and lawyer (b. 1917)
2013
Diogenes Allen, American philosopher and theologian (b. 1932)
2013
Rodney Mims Cook, Sr., American lieutenant and politician (b. 1924)
2013
Chia-Chiao Lin, Chinese-American mathematician and academic (b. 1916)
2012
Rauf Denktaş, Turkish-Cypriot lawyer and politician, 1st President of Northern Cyprus (b. 1924)
2012
Guido Dessauer, German physicist and engineer (b. 1915)
2012
Miljan Miljanić, Serbian footballer and manager (b. 1930)
2011
Albert Heijn, Dutch businessman (b. 1927)
2010
Teddy Pendergrass, American singer-songwriter (b. 1950)
2009
Dai Llewellyn, Welsh humanitarian activist and politician (b. 1946)
2009
Patrick McGoohan, Irish-American actor, director, and producer (b. 1928)
2009
Mansour Rahbani, Lebanese poet, composer, and producer (b. 1925)
2009
W. D. Snodgrass, American poet (b. 1926)
2009
Nancy Bird Walton, Australian pilot (b. 1915)
2008
Johnny Podres, American baseball player and coach (b. 1932)
2007
Michael Brecker, American saxophonist and composer (b. 1949)
2007
Danny Oakes, American race car driver (b. 1911)
2006
Frank Fixaris, American journalist and sportscaster (b. 1934)
2006
Marc Potvin, Canadian-American ice hockey player and coach (b. 1967)
2005
Earl Cameron, Canadian journalist (b. 1915)
2005
Nell Rankin, American soprano and actress (b. 1924)
2004
Arne Næss, Jr., Norwegian businessman and mountaineer (b. 1937)
2003
Norman Panama, American director and screenwriter (b. 1914)
2002
Frank Shuster, Canadian actor, comedian, and screenwriter (b. 1916)
1995
Max Harris, Australian journalist, poet, and author (b. 1921)
1993
Camargo Guarnieri, Brazilian composer and conductor (b. 1907)
1988
Chiang Ching-kuo, Chinese politician, President of the Republic of China (b. 1910)
1986
Abdul Fattah Ismail, Yemeni educator and politician, 4th President of South Yemen (b. 1939)
1986
Kevin Longbottom, Australian rugby league player (b. 1940)
1983
René Bonnet, French race car driver and engineer (b. 1904)
1982
Marcel Camus, French director and screenwriter (b. 1912)
1980
Andre Kostelanetz, Russian-American conductor (b. 1901)
1979
Donny Hathaway, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer (b. 1945)
1979
Marjorie Lawrence, Australian-American soprano (b. 1907)
1978
Hubert Humphrey, American pharmacist, academic, and politician, 38th Vice President of the United States (b. 1911)
1978
Joe McCarthy, American baseball player and manager (b. 1887)
1977
Henri Langlois, Turkish-French historian, co-founded the Cinémathèque Française (b. 1914)
1976
Margaret Leighton, English actress (b. 1922)
1974
Raoul Jobin, Canadian tenor and educator (b. 1906)
1974
Salvador Novo, Mexican playwright and poet (b. 1904)
1973
Sabahattin Eyüboğlu, Turkish screenwriter and producer (b. 1908)
1971
Robert Still, English composer and educator (b. 1910)
1967
Anatole de Grunwald, Russian-English screenwriter and producer (b. 1910)
1963
Sylvanus Olympio, Togolese businessman and politician, President of Togo (b. 1902)
1962
Ernie Kovacs, American actor and game show host (b. 1919)
1958
Jesse L. Lasky, American film producer, co-founded Paramount Pictures (b. 1880)
1957
A. E. Coppard English poet and short story writer (b. 1878)
1956
Lyonel Feininger, German-American painter and illustrator (b. 1871)
1943
Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Swiss painter and sculptor (b. 1889)
1941
James Joyce, Irish novelist, short story writer, and poet (b. 1882)
1934
Paul Ulrich Villard, French physicist and chemist (b. 1860)
1929
Wyatt Earp, American police officer (b. 1848)
1929
H. B. Higgins, Irish-Australian judge and politician, 3rd Attorney-General for Australia (b. 1851)
1924
Georg Hermann Quincke, German physicist and academic (b. 1834)
1923
Alexandre Ribot, French academic and politician, Prime Minister of France (b. 1842)
1915
Mary Slessor, Scottish-Nigerian missionary (b. 1848)
1907
Jakob Hurt, Estonian theologist and linguist (b. 1839)
1906
Alexander Stepanovich Popov, Russian physicist and academic (b. 1859)
1905
George Thorn, Australian farmer and politician, 6th Premier of Queensland (b. 1838)
1889
Solomon Bundy, American lawyer and politician (b. 1823)
1885
Schuyler Colfax, American journalist and politician, 17th Vice President of the United States (b. 1823)
1882
Wilhelm Mauser, German engineer and businessman, co-founded the Mauser Company (b. 1834)
1872
William Scamp, English architect and engineer (b. 1801)
1864
Stephen Foster, American composer and songwriter (b. 1826)
1860
William Mason, American surgeon and politician (b. 1786)
1838
Ferdinand Ries, German pianist and composer (b. 1784)
1832
Thomas Lord, English cricketer, founded Lord's Cricket Ground (b. 1755)
1796
John Anderson, Scottish philosopher and educator (b. 1726)
1790
Luc Urbain de Bouëxic, French admiral (b. 1712)
1775
Johann Georg Walch, German theologian and author (b. 1693)
1717
Maria Sibylla Merian, German entomologist and illustrator (b. 1647)
1691
George Fox, English religious leader, founded the Religious Society of Friends (b. 1624)
1684
Henry Howard, 6th Duke of Norfolk, English nobleman (b. 1628)
1625
Jan Brueghel the Elder, Flemish painter (b. 1568)
1612
Jane Dormer, English lady-in-waiting (b. 1538)
1599
Edmund Spenser, English poet, Chief Secretary for Ireland (b. 1552)
1400
Thomas le Despenser, 1st Earl of Gloucester, English politician (b. 1373)
1363
Meinhard III, German nobleman (b. 1344)
1330
Frederick I, duke and king of Germany
1321
Bonacossa Borri, Italian noblewoman (b. 1254)
1177
Henry II, count palatine and duke of Austria (b. 1107)
1151
Suger, French historian and politician (b. 1081)
1147
Robert de Craon, Grand Master of the Knights Templar
1001
Fujiwara no Teishi, Japanese empress (b. 977)
927
Berno of Cluny, Frankish monk and abbot
888
Charles the Fat, Frankish king and emperor (b. 839)
858
Æthelwulf, king of Wessex
703
Jitō, Japanese emperor (b. 645)
614
Mungo, English-Scottish bishop and saint
533
Remigius, French bishop and saint (b. 437)
86 BC
Gaius Marius, Roman general and politician (b. 157 BC)

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