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On This Day in History:  January 18

January 18 is the 18th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. 347 days remain until the end of the year (348 in leap years).

Lottery News On This Day

2019
Iowa lottery player wins $1 but is treated like millionaire. Tyler Heep was not a big winner, but he still wanted the big check.
2018
Michigan Lottery's gamble on new website doesn't pay off on first try. The Michigan Lottery launched a refreshed website Wednesday morning, but it didn't go as planned.
2016
Multi-state Wild Card 2 game ending in February. Wild Card 2, a multi-state lottery game currently offered in four states, is ending with the Feb. 24 drawing.
2016
Powerball renews interest in Mississippi state lottery. By all accounts, Mississippians by droves participated in the $1.6 billion Powerball lottery that was awarded this past week, but the state of Mississippi did not participate, renewing interest in starting a state lottery.
2015
$270 million Mega Millions jackpot won in Illinois. An Illinois lottery player won the first jackpot of 2015, worth an estimated $270 million in a Mega Millions drawing Friday.
2013
Kansas couple claims $9.43M Hot Lotto jackpot. A couple in their 40s from Kansas City, Kansas, say they both like their jobs and will continue to work, even though they are the winners of a $9.43 million Hot Lotto jackpot.
2010
Arkansas Powerball lottery winner in no rush to claim jackpot. Work might not be the top priority for someone who's just won the lottery, but financial experts say deciding what to do with a multimillion-dollar prize is a job in itself.
2008
Employee lottery pool wins on first ticket. Talk about instant gratification -- the first time the 23 people on the night shift at the Sherwin-Williams plant in Andover, Kansas, decided to pool money and buy Powerball tickets, the first ticket they bought proved to be a winner.
2008
Lottery ticket worth $200,000 expired. The holder of a winning Powerball ticket sold in Dakota County, Minnesota, last year has missed the opportunity to cash in. The winner had until 5 p.m. Thursday to claim the $200,000 prize they won by matching the five white balls drawn on Jan. 17, 2007.
2008
Winner of New York's biggest lottery jackpot sold himself the ticket. The winner of New York's biggest scratch-off lottery jackpot won't have to go out of his way if he wants to thank the person who sold him the lucky ticket. Waleed Alsaidi bought it from his family's Harlem deli while working alone there on New Year's Eve.
2008
Judge rules thief keeps lottery jackpot. The Massachusetts bank robber accused of violating his probation by scratching and winning a $1 million lottery ticket will keep his windfall and will not face jail time as a result of a court hearing this morning in Barnstable.
2007
Powerball lottery jackpot largest in 9 months. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in the Wednesday Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $205 million, with a cash option of $98.3 million.
2005
Misssissippi lottery proposals filed. Among hundreds of proposals filed in Mississippi by lawmakers hoping to beat the midnight filing deadline were two separate bills to create a state lottery.
2005
Ex-cop told to lie to claim Illinois Lottery prize. Ron Smith was surprised and amazed when an Illinois Lottery staffer asked him if he wanted to claim a lottery prize on a wink-and-nod basis, even though his position has rules against claiming lottery prizes.
2005
The NC lottery debate continues. North Carolina Governor Mike Easley's support for a lottery is backed in varying degrees among local legislators from his own party and from Republicans who support a voter referendum on a lottery because they say it's favored by a majority of their constituents.
2005
Lottery yields $6, new heart for Missouri man. A timely winning lottery ticket was a harbinger for a sick man's new heart.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$321 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 18, 2020
2.$208 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 21, 2015
3.$205 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 20, 2007
4.$162 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jan 20, 2017
5.€125 Million
US$151.19 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jan 20, 2006
6.$135 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 18, 2017
7.$130 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jan 18, 2005
8.$129 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 19, 2019
9.$116 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jan 21, 2020
10.$113 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 18, 2014
11.€93.16 Million
US$105.88 Million
Draw Date
Jan 19, 2019
12.€86.47 Million
US$105.78 Million
Draw Date
Jan 18, 2018
13.$100 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 19, 2013
14.€89 Million
US$97.01 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jan 19, 2016
15.$96 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 19, 2011
16.€74 Million
US$90.58 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jan 19, 2018
17.$87 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 18, 2006
18.$86 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jan 19, 2010
19.€80 Million
US$85.42 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jan 20, 2017
20.€67 Million
US$82.01 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Jan 19, 2018
21.€76.81 Million
US$81.8 Million
Draw Date
Jan 19, 2017
22.€55 Million
US$80.48 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jan 18, 2008
23.$80 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 18, 2012
24.$78 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 20, 2018
25.$77 Million
California
SuperLotto Plus
Draw Date
Jan 18, 2006

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1988
Monday, Jan 18, 1988
32 years old
1984
Wednesday, Jan 18, 1984
36 years old
1979
Thursday, Jan 18, 1979
41 years old
1975
Saturday, Jan 18, 1975
45 years old
1975
Saturday, Jan 18, 1975
45 years old
1974
Friday, Jan 18, 1974
46 years old
1972
Tuesday, Jan 18, 1972
48 years old
1970
Sunday, Jan 18, 1970
50 years old
1969
Saturday, Jan 18, 1969
51 years old
1967
Wednesday, Jan 18, 1967
53 years old
1961
Wednesday, Jan 18, 1961
59 years old
1959
Sunday, Jan 18, 1959
61 years old
1959
Sunday, Jan 18, 1959
61 years old
1958
Saturday, Jan 18, 1958
62 years old
(year not provided)

Worldwide Events On This Day

2018
A bus catches fire on the Samara-Shymkent road in Yrgyz District, Aktobe, Kazakhstan. The fire kills 52 passengers, with three passengers and two drivers escaping.
2008
The Euphronios Krater is unveiled in Rome after being returned to Italy by the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
2007
The strongest storm in the United Kingdom in 17 years kills 14 people and Germany sees the worst storm since 1999 with 13 deaths. Cyclone Kyrill causes at least 44 deaths across 20 countries in Western Europe.
2005
The Airbus A380, the world's largest commercial jet, is unveiled at a ceremony in Toulouse, France
2003
A bushfire kills four people and destroys more than 500 homes in Canberra, Australia.
2002
Sierra Leone Civil War is declared over.
1993
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is officially observed for the first time in all 50 states.
1990
Washington, D.C. Mayor Marion Barry is arrested for drug possession in an FBI sting.
1983
The International Olympic Committee restores Jim Thorpe's Olympic medals to his family.
1981
Phil Smith and Phil Mayfield parachute off a Houston skyscraper, becoming the first two people to BASE jump from objects in all four categories: buildings, antennae, spans (bridges), and earth (cliffs).
1978
The European Court of Human Rights finds the United Kingdom's government guilty of mistreating prisoners in Northern Ireland, but not guilty of torture.
1977
Scientists identify a previously unknown bacterium as the cause of the mysterious Legionnaires' disease.
1977
Australia's worst rail disaster occurs at Granville, Sydney killing 83.
1977
SFR Yugoslavia's Prime minister, Džemal Bijedić, his wife and six others are killed in a plane crash in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
1976
Lebanese Christianmilitiaskill at least 1,000 in Karantina, Beirut.
1974
A Disengagement of Forces agreement is signed between the Israeli and Egyptian governments, ending conflict on the Egyptian front of the Yom Kippur War.
1969
United Airlines Flight 266 crashes into Santa Monica Bay killing all 32 passengers and six crew members.
1967
Albert DeSalvo, the "Boston Strangler", is convicted of numerous crimes and is sentenced to life imprisonment.
1960
Capital Airlines Flight 20 crashes into a farm in Charles City County, Virginia, killing all 50 aboard, the third fatal Capital Airlines crash in as many years.
1958
Willie O'Ree, the first Black CanadianNational Hockey League player, makes his NHL debut with the Boston Bruins.
1945
World War II: Liberation of Kraków, Poland by the Red Army.
1943
Warsaw Ghetto Uprising: The first uprising of Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto.
1941
World War II: British troops launch a general counter-offensive against Italian East Africa.
1919
World War I: The Paris Peace Conference opens in Versailles, France.
1919
Ignacy Jan Paderewski becomes Prime Minister of the newly independent Poland.
1915
Japan issues the "Twenty-One Demands" to the Republic of China in a bid to increase its power in East Asia.
1913
First Balkan War: A Greek flotilla defeats the Ottoman Navy in the Naval Battle of Lemnos, securing the islands of the Northern Aegean Sea for Greece.
1911
Eugene B. Ely lands on the deck of the USS Pennsylvania anchored in San Francisco Bay, the first time an aircraft landed on a ship.
1896
An X-raygenerating machine is exhibited for the first time by H. L. Smith.
1886
Modern field hockey is born with the formation of The Hockey Association in England.
1871
Wilhelm I of Germany is proclaimed Kaiser Wilhelm in the Hall of Mirrors of the Palace of Versailles (France) towards the end of the Franco-Prussian War. Wilhelm already had the title of German Emperor since the constitution of 1 January 1871, but he had hesitated to accept the title.
1866
Wesley College is established in Melbourne, Australia.
1806
Jan Willem Janssens surrenders the Dutch Cape Colony to the British.
1788
The first elements of the First Fleet carrying 736 convicts from Great Britain to Australia arrive at Botany Bay.
1778
James Cook is the first known European to discover the Hawaiian Islands, which he names the "Sandwich Islands".
1701
Frederick I crowns himself King of Prussia in Königsberg.
1670
Henry Morgan captures Panama.
1591
King Naresuan of Siam kills Crown Prince Mingyi Swa of Burma in single combat, for which this date is now observed as Royal Thai Armed Forces day.
1562
Pope Pius IV reopens the Council of Trent for its third and final session.
1486
King Henry VII of England marries Elizabeth of York, daughter of Edward IV uniting the House of Lancaster and the House of York.
1126
Emperor Huizong abdicates the Chinese throne in favour of his son Emperor Qinzong.
532
Nika riots in Constantinople fail.
474
Seven-year-old Leo II succeeds his maternal grandfather Leo I as Byzantine emperor. He dies ten months later.

Births On This Day

1998
Aitana Bonmatí, Spanish footballer
1995
Bryce Alford, American basketball player
1994
Kang Ji-young, South Korean singer
1994
Ilona Kremen, Belarusian tennis player
1993
Sean Keenan, Australian actor
1992
Francesco Bardi, Italian footballer
1991
Diego Simões, Brazilian footballer
1990
Nacho, Spanish footballer
1990
Hayle Ibrahimov, Ethiopian-Azerbaijani runner
1990
Gift Ngoepe, South African baseball player
1989
Rubén Miño, Spanish footballer
1988
Ronnie Day, American singer-songwriter
1988
Angelique Kerber, German tennis player
1988
Anastasios Kissas, Greek footballer
1988
Boy van Poppel, Dutch cyclist
1987
Johan Djourou, Swiss footballer
1987
Christopher Liebig, German rugby player
1987
Grigoris Makos, Greek footballer
1986
Marya Roxx, Estonian-American singer-songwriter
1986
Ikusaburo Yamazaki, Japanese actor and singer
1985
Dale Begg-Smith, Canadian-Australian skier
1985
Mark Briscoe, American wrestler
1985
Riccardo Montolivo, Italian footballer
1985
Hyun Woo, South Korean actor
1984
Kristy Lee Cook, American singer-songwriter
1984
Ioannis Drymonakos, Greek swimmer
1984
Makoto Hasebe, Japanese footballer
1984
Michael Kearney, American biochemist and academic
1984
Seung-Hui Cho, South Korean student who perpetrated the 2007 mass shooting at Virginia Tech (d. 2007)
1984
Benji Schwimmer, American dancer and choreographer
1984
Viktoria Shklover, Estonian figure skater
1983
Amir Blumenfeld, Israeli-American comedian, actor, director, and screenwriter
1983
Samantha Mumba, Irish singer-songwriter and actress
1982
Quinn Allman, American guitarist and producer
1982
Mary Jepkosgei Keitany, Kenyan runner
1981
Otgonbayar Ershuu, Mongolian painter and illustrator
1981
Olivier Rochus, Belgian tennis player
1981
Khari Stephenson, Jamaican footballer
1981
Kang Dong-won, South Korean actor
1980
Estelle, English singer-songwriter and producer
1980
Robert Green, English footballer
1980
Kert Haavistu, Estonian footballer and manager
1980
Julius Peppers, American football player
1980
Jason Segel, American actor and screenwriter
1979
Ruslan Fedotenko, Ukrainian ice hockey player
1979
Paulo Ferreira, Portuguese footballer
1979
Brian Gionta, American ice hockey player
1979
Kenyatta Jones, American football player
1978
Brian Falkenborg, American baseball player
1978
Thor Hushovd, Norwegian cyclist
1978
Bogdan Lobonț, Romanian footballer
1977
Richard Archer, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
1976
Laurence Courtois, Belgian tennis player
1976
Marcelo Gallardo, Argentinian footballer and coach
1976
Damien Leith, Irish-Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist
1974
Christian Burns, English singer-songwriter
1973
Burnie Burns, American actor, director, and producer, co-founded Rooster Teeth Productions
1973
Luke Goodwin, Australian rugby league player and coach
1973
Benjamin Jealous, American civic leader and activist
1973
Anthony Koutoufides, Australian footballer
1973
Crispian Mills, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and director
1973
Rolando Schiavi, Argentinian footballer and coach
1972
Vinod Kambli, Indian cricketer, sportscaster, and actor
1972
Mike Lieberthal, American baseball player
1972
Kjersti Plätzer, Norwegian race walker
1971
Amy Barger, American astronomer
1971
Jonathan Davis, American singer-songwriter
1971
Christian Fittipaldi, Brazilian race car driver
1971
Pep Guardiola, Spanish footballer and manager
1970
Peter Van Petegem, Belgian cyclist
1969
Dave Bautista, American wrestler, mixed martial artist, and actor
1969
Jesse L. Martin, American actor and singer
1969
Jim O'Rourke, American guitarist and producer
1967
Dean Bailey, Australian footballer and coach (d. 2014)
1967
Iván Zamorano, Chilean footballer
1966
Alexander Khalifman, Russian chess player and author
1966
Kazufumi Miyazawa, Japanese singer
1966
André Ribeiro, Brazilian race car driver
1964
Brady Anderson, American baseball player
1964
Richard Dunwoody, Northern Irish jockey and sportscaster
1964
Virgil Hill, American boxer
1964
Jane Horrocks, English actress and singer
1963
Maxime Bernier, Canadian lawyer and politician, 7th Minister of Foreign Affairs for Canada
1963
Carl McCoy, English singer-songwriter
1963
Martin O'Malley, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 61st Governor of Maryland
1962
Alison Arngrim, Canadian-American actress
1961
Peter Beardsley, English footballer and manager
1961
Bob Hansen, American basketball player and sportscaster
1961
Mark Messier, Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and sportscaster
1961
Jeff Yagher, American actor and sculptor
1960
Mark Rylance, English actor, director, and playwright
1956
Paul Deighton, Baron Deighton, English banker and politician
1955
Kevin Costner, American actor, director, and producer
1953
Brett Hudson, American singer-songwriter and producer
1953
Peter Moon, Australian comedian and actor
1952
Michael Behe, American biochemist, author, and academic
1952
R. Stevie Moore, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1951
Bram Behr, Surinamese journalist and activist (d. 1982)
1951
Bob Latchford, English footballer
1950
Gianfranco Brancatelli, Italian race car driver
1950
Gilles Villeneuve, Canadian race car driver (d. 1982)
1949
Bill Keller, American journalist
1949
Philippe Starck, French interior designer
1947
Sachio Kinugasa, Japanese baseball player and journalist
1947
Takeshi Kitano, Japanese actor and director
1946
Perro Aguayo, Mexican wrestler
1946
Joseph Deiss, Swiss economist and politician, 156th President of the Swiss Confederation
1946
Henrique Rosa, Bissau-Guinean politician, President of Guinea-Bissau (d. 2013)
1945
Rocco Forte, English businessman and philanthropist
1944
Paul Keating, Australian economist and politician, 24th Prime Minister of Australia
1944
Carl Morton, American baseball player (d. 1983)
1944
Kei Ogura, Japanese singer-songwriter and composer
1944
Alexander Van der Bellen, President of Austria
1943
Paul Freeman, English actor
1943
Kay Granger, American educator and politician
1943
Dave Greenslade, English keyboard player and composer
1943
Charlie Wilson, American businessman and politician (d. 2013)
1941
Denise Bombardier, Canadian journalist and author
1941
Bobby Goldsboro, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1941
David Ruffin, American singer (The Temptations) (d. 1991)
1940
Pedro Rodriguez, Mexican race car driver (d. 1971)
1938
Curt Flood, American baseball player and sportscaster (d. 1997)
1938
Anthony Giddens, English sociologist and academic
1938
Werner Olk, German footballer and manager
1938
Hargus "Pig" Robbins, American Country Music Hall of Fame session keyboard and piano player
1937
John Hume, Northern Irish educator and politician, Nobel Prize laureate
1936
David Howell, Baron Howell of Guildford, English journalist and politician, Secretary of State for Transport
1935
Albert Millaire, Canadian actor and director (d. 2018)
1935
Jon Stallworthy, English poet, critic, and academic (d. 2014)
1935
Gad Yaacobi, Israeli academic and diplomat, 10th Israel Ambassador to the United Nations (d. 2007)
1934
Raymond Briggs, English author and illustrator
1933
Emeka Anyaoku, Nigerian politician, 8th Nigerian Minister of Foreign Affairs
1933
David Bellamy, English botanist, author and academic
1933
John Boorman, English director, producer, and screenwriter
1933
Ray Dolby, American engineer and businessman, founded Dolby Laboratories (d. 2013)
1933
William Goodhart, Baron Goodhart, English lawyer and politician (d. 2017)
1933
Frank McMullen, New Zealand rugby player (d. 2004)
1933
Jean Vuarnet, French ski racer (d. 2017)
1932
Robert Anton Wilson, American psychologist, author, poet, and playwright (d. 2007)
1931
Chun Doo-hwan, South Korean general and politician, 5th President of South Korea
1928
Alexander Gomelsky, Soviet and Russian professional basketball coach of Jewish origin (d. 2005)
1927
Sundaram Balachander, Indian actor, singer, and veena player (d. 1990)
1926
Randolph Bromery, American geologist and academic (d. 2013)
1925
Gilles Deleuze, French metaphysician and philosopher (d. 1995)
1925
John V. Evans, American soldier and politician, 27th Governor of Idaho (d. 2014)
1925
Sol Yurick, American soldier and author (d. 2013)
1923
John Graham, General Officer Commanding (GOC) Wales (d. 2012)
1923
Gerrit Voorting, Dutch cyclist (d. 2015)
1921
Yoichiro Nambu, Japanese-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2015)
1919
Toni Turek, German footballer (d. 1984)
1918
Gustave Gingras, Canadian-English physician and educator (d. 1996)
1917
Nicholas Oresko, American sergeant, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 2013)
1917
Wang Yung-ching, Taiwanese-American businessman (d. 2008)
1915
Syl Apps, Canadian pole vaulter, ice hockey player, and politician (d. 1998)
1915
Santiago Carrillo, Spanish soldier and politician (d. 2012)
1915
Vassilis Tsitsanis, Greek singer-songwriter and bouzouki player (d. 1984)
1914
Arno Schmidt, German author and translator (d. 1979)
1914
Vitomil Zupan, Slovene author, poet, and playwright (d. 1987)
1913
Carroll Cloar, American artist (d. 1993)
1913
Giannis Papaioannou, Greek composer (d. 1972)
1911
José María Arguedas, Peruvian anthropologist, author, and poet (d. 1969)
1911
Danny Kaye, American actor, singer, and dancer (d. 1987)
1910
Kenneth E. Boulding, English economist and academic (d. 1993)
1908
Jacob Bronowski, Polish-English mathematician, historian, and television host (d. 1974)
1907
János Ferencsik, Hungarian conductor (d. 1984)
1905
Joseph Bonanno, Italian-American mob boss (d. 2002)
1904
Anthony Galla-Rini, American accordion player and composer (d. 2006)
1904
Cary Grant, English-American actor (d. 1986)
1903
Berthold Goldschmidt, German pianist and composer (d. 1996)
1901
Ivan Petrovsky, Russian mathematician and academic (d. 1973)
1898
Albert Kivikas, Estonian journalist and author (d. 1978)
1896
C. M. Eddy Jr., American author (d. 1967)
1896
Ville Ritola, Finnish-American runner (d. 1982)
1894
Toots Mondt, American wrestler and promoter (d. 1976)
1893
Jorge Guillén, Spanish poet, critic, and academic (d. 1984)
1892
Oliver Hardy, American actor and comedian (d. 1957)
1892
Bill Meanix, American hurdler and coach (d. 1957)
1892
Paul Rostock, German surgeon and academic (d. 1956)
1888
Thomas Sopwith, English ice hockey player, sailor, and pilot (d. 1989)
1886
Clara Nordström, Swedish-German author and translator (d. 1962)
1882
A. A. Milne, English author, poet, and playwright (d. 1956)
1881
Gaston Gallimard, French publisher, founded Éditions Gallimard (d. 1975)
1880
Paul Ehrenfest, Austrian-Dutch physicist and academic (d. 1933)
1880
Alfredo Ildefonso Schuster, Italian cardinal (d. 1954)
1879
Henri Giraud, French general and politician (d. 1949)
1877
Sam Zemurray, Russian-American businessman, founded the Cuyamel Fruit Company (d. 1961)
1868
Kantarō Suzuki, Japanese admiral and politician, 42nd Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1948)
1867
Rubén Darío, Nicaraguan poet, journalist, and diplomat (d. 1916)
1856
Daniel Hale Williams, American surgeon and cardiologist (d. 1931)
1854
Thomas A. Watson, American assistant to Alexander Graham Bell (d. 1934)
1853
Marthinus Nikolaas Ras, South African farmer, soldier, and gun-maker (d. 1900)
1850
Seth Low, American academic and politician, 92nd Mayor of New York City (d. 1916)
1849
Edmund Barton, Australian judge and politician, 1st Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1920)
1848
Ioan Slavici, Romanian journalist and author (d. 1925)
1842
A. A. Ames, American physician and politician, Mayor of Minneapolis (d. 1911)
1841
Emmanuel Chabrier, French pianist and composer (d. 1894)
1840
Henry Austin Dobson, English poet and author (d. 1921)
1835
César Cui, Russian general, composer, and critic (d. 1918)
1815
Constantin von Tischendorf, German theologian and scholar (d. 1874)
1793
Pratap Singh Bhosle, Chhatrapati of the Maratha Empire (d. 1847)
1782
Daniel Webster, American lawyer and politician, 14th United States Secretary of State (d. 1852)
1779
Peter Mark Roget, English physician, lexicographer, and theologian (d. 1869)
1764
Samuel Whitbread, English politician (d. 1815)
1752
John Nash, English architect (d. 1835)
1751
Ferdinand Kauer, Austrian pianist and composer (d. 1831)
1743
Louis Claude de Saint-Martin, French mystic and philosopher (d. 1803)
1701
Johann Jakob Moser, German jurist (d. 1785)
1689
Montesquieu, French lawyer and philosopher (d. 1755)
1688
Lionel Sackville, 1st Duke of Dorset, English politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (d. 1765)
1672
Antoine Houdar de la Motte, French author (d. 1731)
1659
Damaris Cudworth Masham, English philosopher and theologian (d. 1708)
1641
François-Michel le Tellier, Marquis de Louvois, French politician, Secretary of State for War (d. 1691)
1540
Catherine, Duchess of Braganza (d. 1614)
1519
Isabella Jagiellon, Queen of Hungary (d. 1559)
1457
Antonio Trivulzio, seniore, Roman Catholic cardinal (d. 1508)
1404
Sir Philip Courtenay, British noble (d. 1463)

Deaths On This Day

2019
John Coughlin, American figure skater (b. 1985)
2017
Peter Abrahams, South African-Jamaican writer (b. 1919)
2017
David P. Buckson, American lawyer and politician, Governor of Delaware (1960-1961) (b. 1920)
2017
Rachael Heyhoe Flint, Baroness Heyhoe Flint, English cricketer, businesswoman and philanthropist (b. 1939)
2017
Roberta Peters, American coloratura soprano (b. 1930)
2016
Johnny Bach, American basketball player and coach (b. 1924)
2016
Glenn Frey, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (b. 1948)
2016
T. S. Sinnathuray, Judge of the High Court of Singapore (b. 1930)
2016
Michel Tournier, French journalist and author (b. 1924)
2015
Alberto Nisman, Argentinian lawyer and prosecutor (b. 1963)
2015
Christine Valmy, Romanian cosmetologist and author (b. 1926)
2015
Piet van der Sanden, Dutch journalist and politician (b. 1924)
2015
Tony Verna, American director and producer, invented instant replay (b. 1933)
2014
Kathryn Abbe, American photographer and author (b. 1919)
2014
Michael Botmang, Nigerian politician, 17th Governor of Plateau State (b. 1938)
2014
Dennis Frederiksen, American singer-songwriter (b. 1951)
2014
Andy Graver, English footballer (b. 1927)
2014
Sarah Marshall, English actress (b. 1933)
2014
Eugenio Cruz Vargas, Chilean poet and painter (b. 1923)
2013
Sean Fallon, Irish footballer and manager (b. 1922)
2013
Jim Horning, American computer scientist and academic (b. 1942)
2013
Jon Mannah, Australian rugby league player (b. 1989)
2013
Lewis Marnell, Australian skateboarder (b. 1982)
2013
Ron Nachman, Israeli lawyer and politician (b. 1942)
2012
Anthony Gonsalves, Indian composer and educator (b. 1927)
2012
Georg Lassen, German captain (b. 1915)
2012
Yuri Rasovsky, American playwright and producer, founded The National Radio Theater of Chicago (b. 1944)
2011
Sargent Shriver, American politician and diplomat, 21st United States Ambassador to France (b. 1915)
2010
Kate McGarrigle, Canadian musician and singer-songwriter (b. 1946)
2010
Robert B. Parker, American author and academic (b. 1932)
2009
Tony Hart, English painter and television host (b. 1925)
2009
Nora Kovach, Hungarian-American ballerina (b. 1931)
2009
Danai Stratigopoulou, Greek singer-songwriter (b. 1913)
2009
Grigore Vieru, Romanian poet and author (b. 1935)
2008
Georgia Frontiere, American businesswoman and philanthropist (b. 1927)
2008
Frank Lewin, American composer and theorist (b. 1925)
2008
Lois Nettleton, American actress (b. 1927)
2008
John Stroger, American politician (b. 1929)
2007
Brent Liles, American bass player (b. 1963)
2006
Jan Twardowski, Polish priest and poet (b. 1915)
2005
Lamont Bentley, American actor and rapper (b. 1973)
2003
Ed Farhat, American wrestler and trainer (b. 1924)
2003
Harivansh Rai Bachchan, Indian poet and author (b. 1907)
2000
Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky, Austrian architect (b. 1897)
1998
Dan Georgiadis, Greek footballer and manager (b. 1922)
1997
Paul Tsongas, American lawyer and politician (b. 1941)
1996
N. T. Rama Rao, Indian actor, director, producer, and politician, 10th Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh (b. 1923)
1995
Adolf Butenandt, German biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1903)
1995
Ron Luciano, American baseball player and umpire (b. 1937)
1993
Dionysios Zakythinos, Greek historian, academic, and politician (b. 1905)
1990
Melanie Appleby, English singer (b. 1966)
1990
Rusty Hamer, American actor (b. 1947)
1989
Bruce Chatwin, English-French author (b. 1940)
1984
Panteleimon Ponomarenko, Belarusian general and politician (b. 1902)
1984
Vassilis Tsitsanis, Greek singer-songwriter and bouzouki player (b. 1915)
1980
Cecil Beaton, English fashion designer and photographer (b. 1904)
1978
Hasan Askari, Pakistani philosopher and author (b. 1919)
1975
Gertrude Olmstead, American actress (b. 1897)
1973
Irina Nikolaevna Levchenko, Russian tank commander (b. 1924)
1971
Virgil Finlay, American illustrator (b. 1914)
1970
David O. McKay, American religious leader, 9th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (b. 1873)
1969
Hans Freyer, German sociologist and philosopher (b. 1887)
1967
Goose Tatum, American basketball player and soldier (b. 1921)
1966
Kathleen Norris, American journalist and author (b. 1880)
1963
Hugh Gaitskell, English academic and politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer (b. 1906)
1956
Makbule Atadan, Turkish lawyer and politician (b. 1885)
1956
Konstantin Päts, Estonian journalist, lawyer, and politician, 1st President of Estonia (b. 1874)
1955
Saadat Hasan Manto, Pakistani author and screenwriter (b. 1912)
1954
Sydney Greenstreet, English-American actor (b. 1879)
1952
Curly Howard, American actor (b. 1903)
1951
Amy Carmichael, Irish missionary and humanitarian (b. 1867)
1940
Kazimierz Przerwa-Tetmajer, Polish author, poet, and playwright (b. 1865)
1936
Hermanus Brockmann, Dutch rower (b. 1871)
1936
Rudyard Kipling, English author and poet, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1865)
1923
Wallace Reid, American actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1891)
1896
Charles Floquet, French lawyer and politician, 55th Prime Minister of France (b. 1828)
1892
Anton Anderledy, Swiss religious leader, 23rd Superior General of the Society of Jesus (b. 1819)
1886
Baldassare Verazzi, Italian painter (b. 1819)
1878
Antoine César Becquerel, French physicist and academic (b. 1788)
1873
Edward Bulwer-Lytton, English author, poet, playwright, and politician, Secretary of State for the Colonies (b. 1803)
1862
John Tyler, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 10th President of the United States (b. 1790)
1849
Panoutsos Notaras, Greek politician (b. 1752)
1803
Ippolit Bogdanovich, Russian poet and academic (b. 1743)
1783
Jeanne Quinault, French actress and playwright (b. 1699)
1756
Francis George of Schönborn-Buchheim, Archbishop-Elector of Trier (b. 1682)
1677
Jan van Riebeeck, Dutch politician, founded Cape Town (b. 1619)
1589
Magnus Heinason, Faroese naval hero (b. 1545)
1586
Margaret of Parma (b. 1522)
1547
Pietro Bembo, Italian cardinal and scholar (b. 1470)
1479
Louis IX, Duke of Bavaria (b. 1417)
1471
Emperor Go-Hanazono of Japan (b. 1419)
1425
Edmund Mortimer, 5th Earl of March, English politician (b. 1391)
1411
Jobst of Moravia, ruler of Moravia, King of the Romans
1367
Peter I of Portugal (b. 1320)
1357
Maria of Portugal, infanta (b. 1313)
1326
Robert FitzWalter, 1st Baron FitzWalter, English baron (b. 1247)
1271
Saint Margaret of Hungary (b. 1242)
1253
King Henry I of Cyprus (b. 1217)
1213
Tamar of Georgia (b. 1160)
896
Khumarawayh ibn Ahmad ibn Tulun, ruler of the Tulunids, murdered (b. 864)
748
Odilo, duke of Bavaria
474
Leo I, Byzantine emperor (b. 401)
52 BC
Publius Clodius Pulcher, Roman politician (b. 93 BC)

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