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On This Day in History:  January 19

January 19 is the 19th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. 346 days remain until the end of the year (347 in leap years).

Lottery News On This Day

2019
Mom wins largest individual Powerball in Australian lottery history. A mom from Sydney won Australia's biggest individual prize in history on Thursday, cashing out with more than AU$107 million (US$76.7 million).
2019
Michigan Lottery adds Double Play 2nd-chance option for Fantasy 5, Lotto 47. A new option being offered by the Michigan Lottery is giving players a second chance to win big and doubles non-jackpot prizes.
2018
Brothers admit guilt in lottery scam. Two siblings from Maryland who convinced multiple local residents to pay taxes and fees in advance of collecting on nonexistent lottery winnings entered guilty pleas Thursday in federal court.
2018
Wyoming would tap lottery money under proposed bill. A legislative panel has endorsed a proposal that would allow the state of Wyoming to grab some of the statewide lottery earnings.
2017
Virginia nixes online lottery ticket sales. A Virginia House of Delegates subcommittee jettisoned legislation that would have allowed the Virginia Lottery to sell tickets on the Internet.
2016
Lottery officials say identifying winners a must. Along with the money from a big lottery jackpot win comes 15 minutes of fame as the names of winners are required to be made public in California and many other states.
2014
The Power Play multiplier returns to Powerball. Starting with the Wednesday, Jan. 22, Powerball draw, players of the popular multi-state lottery game will have the chance to multiply non-jackpot winning prizes up to five times with the return of the random Powerball Power Play multiplier.
2012
New Mexico ticket wins Powerball's first $1M second prize. Last night the Powerball multi-state lottery held its first draw using its new prize structure, and a New Mexico Lottery player has the distinction of winning the first non-multiplied second-prize ticket worth $1 million.
2011
Michigan Lottery holds annual Millionaire Raffle drawing. The Michigan Lottery conducted its fifth annual Millionaire Raffle drawing today, the state's 17th raffle drawing overall since 2007.
2011
Illinois signs deal to privatize lottery. Daily operations of the Illinois Lottery will be managed by a private company beginning in July.
2011
N.C. Lottery gets new director. The N.C. Education Lottery Commission tonight named Alice Garland, deputy executive director for legislative and corporate communications, as the new executive director of the N.C. Education Lottery.
2011
Tenn. Lottery scholarships underfunded. The Tennessee Lottery games aren't generating enough money to pay for all of the Hope Scholarships. Now, lawmakers are putting options together that could make it tougher for students to get a scholarship in the future.
2010
Iowa Lottery gives raffle game another try. The Iowa Lottery is giving a raffle game another try with "Pot O' Gold Raffle", to be drawn on St. Patrick's Day.
2010
Arkansas Lottery announces 'points for prizes' rewards program. The Arkansas Scholarship Lottery is adding even more value to instant lottery tickets with a new program called Points for Prizes.
2008
Nebraska man wins Iowa Lottery's $500,000 second-chance jackpot. A railroad worker from Lincoln, Nebraska collected a $500,000 check Friday from the second chance drawing of the Iowa/Kansas "Midwest Millions" scratch ticket lottery game.
2008
Ontario lottery to investigate 'suspicious' $24.5M win. The $24.5 million Lotto 6/49 win by workers at Powco Steel has been classified as "a suspicious win" by Ontario gaming officials after another potential winner came forward.
2007
Two Canadian lottery scammers arrested. Two Abbotsford, British Columbia, men were arrested Saturday by Bellingham police in connection with a lottery scam that cheated its victims, many of whom reside in the United States, of thousands of dollars.
2007
High rate of Tenn. Lottery scholarships are lost by bad grades. A state report found 64% of students who got Tennessee Lottery scholarships two years ago failed to qualify to keep them.
2007
Spare change becomes lottery win for retired couple. Having a couple of spare coins in her pocket at the right time will allow Elizabeth Ross and her husband Douglas to buy a new car, renovate their home and make things a little easier for their loved ones.
2007
Georgia Lottery sales hit record $1.56 billion. The Georgia Lottery Corp., which finances the HOPE Scholarship program, Thursday announced record sales for the first half of fiscal year 2007.
2007
Mass. Lottery officials concerned about big revenue dip. The highly successful Massachusetts State Lottery experienced a $71 million decline in revenues in the first five months of the fiscal year, according to figures filed with the governor's office, sparking concern among municipal officials.
2007
Bill to outsource Indiana Lottery bans keno, video poker. A bill that would allow Gov. Mitch Daniels to outsource the Hoosier Lottery would prohibit a private operator from offering keno, video lottery games, pari-mutuel wagering on horses or dogs and games based on winners of races or other sporting events.
2007
New Iowa Lottery ad has gambling foes fuming. A new television commercial highlighting a new promotion between the University of Iowa and the Iowa Lottery giving away a car has some gambling opponents upset.
2007
Wisconsin man wins $1.4 million playing 4 identical tickets. A man holding four winning lottery tickets each worth $350,000 has claimed his prize, a Wisconsin lottery official said Thursday.
2007
Penn. Lottery introduces new 'Mix & Match' game. The Pennsylvania Lottery will introduce a new lotto game next week, "Mix & Match," offering better odds than any of the state's other numbers games, more ways to win, and a cash jackpot that begins at $50,000.
2007
Calif. Lottery hops on raffle bandwagon. With Million Dollar Raffle, California becomes the latest state lottery to introduce a raffle-style game.
2006
$1 Million Lottery Winner Used $8 From Previous Win. When Barbara Blaul cashed in an $8 Powerball winning ticket last week, she figured investing her earnings in another $8 of Powerball plays would be wise. Her strategy paid off Tuesday when she collected her latest prize of $1 million.
2006
Ohio woman decides to drop appeal over lottery tax. An Ohio woman who thought she didn't owe city income tax on lottery money she and her ex-husband received has given up her appeals court case.
2006
Top Oregon lottery official may lose post. Oregon Senate Democrats might block the reappointment of an Oregon State Lottery commissioner for resisting efforts to further increase the state's share of lottery profits last year.
2006
Tenn. Lottery forced to reveal harassment records. Records made public yesterday by a Nashville judge indicated that sexual harassment led to the firing of Steve Adams, the former No. 2 official at the Tennessee Lottery.
2006
$1 million lottery ticket was almost dog food. A lottery ticket worth $1 million sat on the bathroom counter of Louis and Connie Frankel's Bath home for almost 24 hours -- and nearly became dog food -- before anyone realized it was a winner.
2004
Powerball Jackpot Leaps to $46 Million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Saturday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $46 million, with a cash option of $25 million.
2004
Mega Millions jackpot increases to $42 million. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery drawing grew to $42 million Saturday.
2004
Florida Lotto jackpot rolls over to $35 million. No ticket matched all six Florida Lotto numbers Saturday night, increasing the Wednesday jackpot to $35 million.
2004
Michigan Lottery sales slip; commissioner blames blackout. The Michigan Lottery is on track to set an all-time sales record, despite a drop in sales last year, Lottery Commissioner Gary Peters said.
2004
Lottery feelings still run deep. More than a year after Tennessee voters gave the green light to legislators to rework the state constitution to establish a lottery, anti-lottery feelings in West Tennessee still run deep.
2004
Security heads list of lottery priorities. From printing the tickets to validating winners, the chief goal of the Tennessee Lottery is maintaining the integrity and security of the system so players have faith in it and buy tickets, and the state takes in enough money to fund college scholarships with the lottery's earnings.
2004
Kentucky Lottery Officials Prepare For Loss Of Tennessee Customers. While Tennesseans prepare to win jackpots in their own state for the first time, Kentucky Lottery officials are fretting over the potential lost revenue.
2004
Alabama town bracing for Tennessee Lottery. You can stand in lottery-free Alabama and see the pink-and-yellow sign just a few hundred feet away in Tennessee: "LOTTERY HERE - STARTS JAN. 20."

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$343 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 22, 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.$153 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 21, 2017
6.€125 Million
US$151.19 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jan 20, 2006
7.$131 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 22, 2014
8.$129 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 19, 2019
9.$116 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jan 21, 2020
10.€73 Million
US$107.34 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jan 25, 2008
11.€87.65 Million
US$107.13 Million
Draw Date
Jan 20, 2018
12.€93.16 Million
US$105.88 Million
Draw Date
Jan 19, 2019
13.$101 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 21, 2006
14.$100 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 21, 2012
14.$100 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 19, 2013
16.€89 Million
US$97.01 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jan 19, 2016
17.$96 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 19, 2011
18.€74 Million
US$90.58 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jan 19, 2018
19.$86 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jan 19, 2010
20.€80 Million
US$85.42 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jan 20, 2017
21.$84 Million
California
SuperLotto Plus
Draw Date
Jan 21, 2006
22.€67 Million
US$82.01 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Jan 19, 2018
23.$82 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jan 22, 2019
24.€76.81 Million
US$81.8 Million
Draw Date
Jan 19, 2017
25.$80 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jan 22, 2013

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1990
Friday, Jan 19, 1990
30 years old
1989
Thursday, Jan 19, 1989
31 years old
1981
Monday, Jan 19, 1981
39 years old
1979
Friday, Jan 19, 1979
41 years old
1977
Wednesday, Jan 19, 1977
43 years old
1974
Saturday, Jan 19, 1974
46 years old
1970
Monday, Jan 19, 1970
50 years old
1967
Thursday, Jan 19, 1967
53 years old
1967
Thursday, Jan 19, 1967
53 years old
1967
Thursday, Jan 19, 1967
53 years old
1966
Wednesday, Jan 19, 1966
54 years old
1965
Tuesday, Jan 19, 1965
55 years old
1959
Monday, Jan 19, 1959
61 years old
1958
Sunday, Jan 19, 1958
62 years old
1958
Sunday, Jan 19, 1958
62 years old
1958
Sunday, Jan 19, 1958
62 years old
1952
Saturday, Jan 19, 1952
68 years old
1943
Tuesday, Jan 19, 1943
77 years old
(year not provided)
(year not provided)

Worldwide Events On This Day

2014
A bomb attack on an army convoy in the city of Bannu kills at least 26 Pakistani soldiers and injures 38 others.
2012
The Hong Kong-based file-sharing website Megaupload is shut down by the FBI.
2007
Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink is assassinated in front of his newspaper's Istanbul office by 17-year-old Turkish ultra-nationalist Ogün Samast.
2007
Four-man Team N2i, using only skis and kites, completes a 1,093-mile (1,759 km) trek to reach the Antarctic pole of inaccessibility for the first time since 1965 and for the first time ever without mechanical assistance.
1999
British Aerospace agrees to acquire the defence subsidiary of the General Electric Company plc, forming BAE Systems in November 1999.
1997
Yasser Arafat returns to Hebron after more than 30 years and joins celebrations over the handover of the last Israeli-controlled West Bank city.
1996
The barge North Cape oil spill occurs as an engine fire forces the tugboat Scandia ashore on Moonstone Beach in South Kingstown, Rhode Island.
1995
After being struck by lightning the crew of Bristow Flight 56C are forced to ditch. All 18 aboard are later rescued.
1993
Czech Republic and Slovakia join the United Nations.
1991
Gulf War: Iraq fires a second Scud missile into Israel, causing 15 injuries.
1986
The first IBM PCcomputer virus is released into the wild. A boot sector virus dubbed (c)Brain, it was created by the Farooq Alvi Brothers in Lahore, Pakistan, reportedly to deter unauthorized copying of the software they had written.
1983
Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie is arrested in Bolivia.
1983
The Apple Lisa, the first commercial personal computer from Apple Inc. to have a graphical user interface and a computer mouse, is announced.
1981
Iran hostage crisis: United States and Iranian officials sign an agreement to release 52 American hostages after 14 months of captivity.
1978
The last Volkswagen Beetle made in Germany leaves VW's plant in Emden. Beetle production in Latin America continues until 2003.
1977
President Gerald Ford pardons Iva Toguri D'Aquino (a.k.a. "Tokyo Rose").
1974
China gains control over all the Paracel Islands after a military engagement between the naval forces of China and South Vietnam
1969
Student Jan Palach dies after setting himself on fire three days earlier in Prague's Wenceslas Square to protest about the invasion of Czechoslovakia by the Soviet Union in 1968. His funeral turns into another major protest.
1960
Japan and the United States sign the US-Japan Mutual Security Treaty
1953
Almost 72% of all television sets in the United States are tuned into I Love Lucy to watch Lucygive birth.
1946
General Douglas MacArthur establishes the International Military Tribunal for the Far East in Tokyo to try Japanese war criminals.
1945
World War II: Soviet forces liberate the Łódź Ghetto. Of more than 200,000 inhabitants in 1940, less than 900 had survived the Nazi occupation.
1942
World War II: The Japanese conquest of Burma begins.
1941
World War II: HMS Greyhound and other escorts of convoy AS-12 sink Italian submarine Neghelli with all hands 40 miles northeast of Falkonera.
1940
You Nazty Spy!, the very first Hollywood film of any kind to satirize Adolf Hitler and the Nazis premieres, starring The Three Stooges, with Moe Howard as the character "Moe Hailstone" satirizing Hitler.
1937
Howard Hughes sets a new air record by flying from Los Angeles to New York City in 7 hours, 28 minutes, 25 seconds.
1920
The United States Senate votes against joining the League of Nations.
1920
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is founded.
1917
Silvertown explosion: A blast at a munitions factory in London kills 73 and injures over 400. The resulting fire causes over £2,000,000 worth of damage.
1915
Georges Claude patents the neon discharge tube for use in advertising.
1915
German strategic bombing during World War I: German zeppelins bomb the towns of Great Yarmouth and King's Lynn in the United Kingdom killing at least 20 people, in the first major aerial bombardment of a civilian target.
1899
Anglo-Egyptian Sudan is formed.
1883
The first electric lighting system employing overhead wires, built by Thomas Edison, begins service at Roselle, New Jersey.
1871
Franco-Prussian War: In the Siege of Paris, Prussia wins the Battle of St. Quentin. Meanwhile, the French attempt to break the siege in the Battle of Buzenval will end unsuccessfully the following day.
1862
American Civil War: Battle of Mill Springs: The Confederacy suffers its first significant defeat in the conflict.
1861
American Civil War: Georgia joins South Carolina, Florida, Mississippi, and Alabama in declaring secession from the United States.
1853
Giuseppe Verdi's opera Il trovatore receives its premiere performance in Rome.
1839
The British East India Company captures Aden.
1829
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's Faust: The First Part of the Tragedy receives its premiere performance.
1817
An army of 5,423 soldiers, led by General José de San Martín, crosses the Andes from Argentina to liberate Chile and then Peru.
1812
Peninsular War: After a ten-day siege, Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, orders British soldiers of the Light and third divisions to storm Ciudad Rodrigo.
1806
Britain occupies the Dutch Cape Colony after the Battle of Blaauwberg.
1795
The Batavian Republic is proclaimed in the Netherlands, bringing to an end the Republic of the Seven United Netherlands.
1788
The second group of ships of the First Fleet arrive at Botany Bay.
1764
John Wilkes is expelled from the British House of Commons for seditious libel.
1764
The world's first mail bomb severely injures the Danish Colonel Poulsen, residing at Børglum Abbey.
1661
Thomas Venner is hanged, drawn and quartered in London.
1607
San Agustin Church in Manila is officially completed; it is the oldest church still standing in the Philippines.
1520
Sten Sture the Younger, the Regent of Sweden, is mortally wounded at the Battle of Bogesund.
1511
Mirandola surrenders to the French.
1419
Hundred Years' War: Rouen surrenders to Henry V of England, completing his reconquest of Normandy.
649
Conquest of Kucha: The forces of Kucha surrender after a forty-day siege led by Tang dynasty general Ashina She'er, establishing Tang control over the northern Tarim Basin in Xinjiang.
639
Clovis II, King of Neustria and Burgundy, is crowned.
379
Emperor Gratian elevates Flavius Theodosius at Sirmium to Augustus, and gives him authority over all the eastern provinces of the Roman Empire.

Births On This Day

1994
Matthias Ginter, German footballer
1993
Erick Torres Padilla, Mexican footballer
1992
Shawn Johnson, American gymnast
1992
Logan Lerman, American actor
1991
Petra Martić, Croatian tennis player
1990
Tatiana Búa, Argentine tennis player
1988
JaVale McGee, American basketball player
1988
Tyler Breeze, Canadian wrestler
1987
Edgar Manucharyan, Armenian footballer
1986
Claudio Marchisio, Italian footballer
1986
Oleksandr Miroshnychenko, Ukrainian footballer
1986
Moussa Sow, Senegalese footballer
1985
Jake Allen, American football player
1985
Pascal Behrenbruch, German decathlete
1985
Benny Feilhaber, American soccer player
1985
Esteban Guerrieri, Argentinian race car driver
1985
Rika Ishikawa, Japanese singer and actress
1985
Elliott Ward, English footballer
1985
Aleksandr Yevgenyevich Nikulin, Russian footballer
1984
Fabio Catacchini, Italian footballer
1984
Karun Chandhok, Indian race car driver
1984
Jimmy Kébé, Malian footballer
1984
Thomas Vanek, Austrian ice hockey player
1983
Hikaru Utada, American-Japanese singer-songwriter and producer
1982
Mike Komisarek, American ice hockey player
1982
Jodie Sweetin, American actress and singer
1982
Shane Tronc, Australian rugby league player
1982
Kim Yoo-suk, South Korean pole vaulter
1982
Robin tom Rink, German singer-songwriter
1981
Paolo Bugia, Filipino basketball player
1981
Asier del Horno, Spanish footballer
1981
Lucho González, Argentinian footballer
1980
Jenson Button, English race car driver
1980
Pasha Kovalev, Russian-American dancer and choreographer
1980
Luke Macfarlane, Canadian-American actor and singer
1980
Arvydas Macijauskas, Lithuanian basketball player
1980
Michael Vandort, Sri Lankan cricketer
1979
Svetlana Khorkina, Russian gymnast and sportscaster
1979
Josu Sarriegi, Spanish footballer
1979
Wiley, English rapper and producer
1977
Benjamin Ayres, Canadian actor, director, and photographer
1976
Natale Gonnella, Italian footballer
1976
Tarso Marques, Brazilian race car driver
1975
Natalie Cook, Australian volleyball player
1975
Zdeňka Málková, Czech tennis player
1974
Dainius Adomaitis, Lithuanian basketball player and coach
1974
Frank Caliendo, American comedian, actor, and screenwriter
1974
Ian Laperrière, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1974
Jaime Moreno, Bolivian footballer and manager
1973
Antero Manninen, Finnish cellist
1973
Yevgeny Sadovyi, Russian swimmer and coach
1972
Jon Fisher, American businessman and author
1972
Ron Killings, American wrestler and rapper
1972
Troy Wilson, Australian footballer and race car driver
1972
Sergei Zjukin, Estonian chess player and coach
1972
Yoon Hae-young, South Korean actress
1972
Tyrone Wheatley, American football player and college football coach
1971
Phil Nevin, American baseball player
1971
Shawn Wayans, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
1971
John Wozniak, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1970
Steffen Freund, German footballer and manager
1970
Kathleen Smet, Belgian triathlete
1970
Udo Suzuki, Japanese comedian and singer
1969
Edwidge Danticat, Haitian-American novelist and short story writer
1969
Luc Longley, Australian basketball player and coach
1969
Predrag Mijatović, Montenegrin footballer and manager
1969
Junior Seau, American football player (d. 2012)
1969
Casey Sherman, American journalist and author
1969
Steve Staunton, Irish footballer and manager
1968
David Bartlett, Australian politician, 43rd Premier of Tasmania
1968
Whitfield Crane, American singer-songwriter
1966
Floris Jan Bovelander, Dutch field hockey player
1966
Yukiko Duke, Swedish journalist and translator
1966
Sylvain Côté, Canadian ice hockey player
1966
Stefan Edberg, Swedish tennis player and coach
1966
Lena Philipsson, Swedish singer-songwriter
1964
Janine Antoni, Bahamian sculptor and photographer
1964
Ricardo Arjona, Guatemalan singer-songwriter and basketball player
1963
Michael Adams, American basketball player and coach
1963
Martin Bashir, English journalist
1963
John Bercow, English politician, Speaker of the House of Commons
1962
Hans Daams, Dutch cyclist
1962
Chris Sabo, American baseball player and coach
1962
Jeff Van Gundy, American basketball player and coach
1961
William Ragsdale, American actor
1961
Wayne Hemingway, English fashion designer, co-founded Red or Dead
1959
Danese Cooper, American computer scientist and programmer
1959
Jeff Pilson, American bass player, songwriter, and actor
1958
Thomas Kinkade, American painter (d. 2012)
1957
Ottis Anderson, American football player and sportscaster
1957
Roger Ashton-Griffiths, English actor, screenwriter and film director
1957
Kenneth McClintock, Puerto Rican public servant and politician, 22nd Secretary of State of Puerto Rico
1956
Carman, American singer-songwriter, actor, and television host
1956
Susan Solomon, American atmospheric chemist
1955
Paul Rodriguez, Mexican-American comedian and actor
1954
Katey Sagal, American actress and singer
1954
Cindy Sherman, American photographer and director
1954
Esther Shkalim, Israeli poet and Mizrahi feminist
1953
Desi Arnaz, Jr., American actor and singer
1953
Richard Legendre, Canadian tennis player and politician
1953
Wayne Schimmelbusch, Australian footballer and coach
1952
Dewey Bunnell, British-American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1952
Nadiuska, German television actress
1952
Bruce Jay Nelson, American computer scientist (d. 1999)
1951
Martha Davis, American singer of The Motels
1950
Sébastien Dhavernas, Canadian actor
1949
Arend Langenberg, Dutch voice actor and radio host (d. 2012)
1949
Robert Palmer, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2003)
1948
Nancy Lynch, American computer scientist and academic
1948
Frank McKenna, Canadian politician and diplomat, 27th Premier of New Brunswick
1948
Mal Reilly, English rugby league player and coach
1947
Frank Aarebrot, Norwegian political scientist and academic (d. 2017)
1947
Paula Deen, American chef and author
1947
Rod Evans, English singer-songwriter
1946
Julian Barnes, English novelist, short story writer, essayist, and critic
1946
Dolly Parton, American singer-songwriter and actress
1945
Trevor Williams, English singer-songwriter and bass player
1944
Shelley Fabares, American actress and singer
1944
Thom Mayne, American architect and academic, designed the San Francisco Federal Building and Phare Tower
1944
Dan Reeves, American football player and coach
1943
Larry Clark, American director, producer, and screenwriter
1943
Janis Joplin, American singer-songwriter (d. 1970)
1943
Princess Margriet of the Netherlands
1942
Michael Crawford, English actor and singer
1942
Paul-Eerik Rummo, Estonian poet and politician
1941
Colin Gunton, English theologian and academic (d. 2003)
1941
Pat Patterson, Canadian wrestler, trainer, and referee
1940
Paolo Borsellino, Italian lawyer and judge (d. 1992)
1940
Mike Reid, English comedian, actor, and author (d. 2007)
1939
Phil Everly, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Everly Brothers) (d. 2014)
1937
John Lions, Australian computer scientist and academic (d. 1998)
1936
Ziaur Rahman, Bangladeshi general and politician, 7th President of Bangladesh (d. 1981)
1936
Willie "Big Eyes" Smith, American singer, harmonica player, and drummer (d. 2011)
1936
Fred J. Lincoln, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2013)
1935
Johnny O'Keefe, Australian singer-songwriter (d. 1978)
1933
George Coyne, American priest, astronomer, and theologian
1932
Russ Hamilton, English singer-songwriter (d. 2008)
1932
Richard Lester, American-English director, producer, and screenwriter
1932
Harry Lonsdale, American chemist, businessman, and politician (d. 2014)
1931
Robert MacNeil, Canadian-American journalist and author
1930
Tippi Hedren, American model, actress, and animal rights-welfare activist
1930
John Waite, South African cricketer (d. 2011)
1926
Hans Massaquoi, German-American journalist and author (d. 2013)
1926
Fritz Weaver, American actor (d. 2016)
1925
Nina Bawden, English author (d. 2012)
1924
Nicholas Colasanto, American actor and director (d. 1985)
1924
Jean-François Revel, French philosopher (d. 2006)
1923
Jean Stapleton, American actress and singer (d. 2013)
1922
Arthur Morris, Australian cricketer and journalist (d. 2015)
1922
Miguel Muñoz, Spanish footballer and manager (d. 1990)
1921
Patricia Highsmith, American novelist and short story writer (d. 1995)
1920
Bernard Dunstan, English painter and educator (d. 2017)
1920
Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, Peruvian politician and diplomat, 135th Prime Minister of Peru
1918
John H. Johnson, American publisher, founded the Johnson Publishing Company (d. 2005)
1913
Rex Ingamells, Australian author and poet (d. 1955)
1913
Rudolf Wanderone, American professional pocket billiards player (d. 1996)
1912
Leonid Kantorovich, Russian mathematician and economist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1986)
1911
Choor Singh, Indian-Singaporean lawyer and judge (d. 2009)
1908
Ish Kabibble, American comedian and cornet player (d. 1994)
1908
Aleksandr Gennadievich Kurosh, Russian mathematician and theorist (d. 1971)
1907
Briggs Cunningham, American race car driver, sailor, and businessman (d. 2003)
1905
Stanley Hawes, English-Australian director and producer (d. 1991)
1903
Boris Blacher, German composer and playwright (d. 1975)
1893
Magda Tagliaferro, Brazilian pianist and educator (d. 1986)
1892
Ólafur Thors, Icelandic lawyer and politician, 8th Prime Minister of Iceland (d. 1964)
1889
Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Swiss painter and sculptor (d. 1943)
1887
Alexander Woollcott, American actor, playwright, and critic (d. 1943)
1883
Hermann Abendroth, German conductor (d. 1956)
1882
John Cain Sr., Australian politician, 34th Premier of Victoria (d. 1957)
1879
Boris Savinkov, Russian soldier and author (d. 1925)
1878
Herbert Chapman, English footballer and manager (d. 1934)
1876
Wakashima Gonshirō, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 21st Yokozuna (d. 1943)
1876
Dragotin Kette, Slovenian poet and author (d. 1899)
1874
Hitachiyama Taniemon, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 19th Yokozuna (d. 1922)
1871
Dame Gruev, Bulgarian educator and activist, co-founded the Internal Macedonian Revolutionary Organization (d. 1906)
1866
Harry Davenport, American stage and film actor (d. 1949)
1863
Werner Sombart, German economist and sociologist (d. 1941)
1852
Thomas Price, Welsh-Australian politician, 24th Premier of South Australia (d. 1909)
1851
Jacobus Kapteyn, Dutch astronomer and academic (d. 1922)
1848
Arturo Graf, Italian poet, of German ancestry (d. 1913).
1848
John Fitzwilliam Stairs, Canadian businessman and politician (d. 1904)
1848
Matthew Webb, English swimmer and diver (d. 1883)
1839
Paul Cézanne, French painter (d. 1906)
1833
Alfred Clebsch, German mathematician and academic (d. 1872)
1832
Ferdinand Laub, Czech violinist and composer (d. 1875)
1813
Henry Bessemer, English engineer and businessman (d. 1898)
1810
Talhaiarn, Welsh poet and architect (d.1869)
1809
Edgar Allan Poe, American short story writer, poet, and critic (d. 1849)
1808
Lysander Spooner, American philosopher and author (d. 1887)
1807
Robert E. Lee, American general and academic (d. 1870)
1798
Auguste Comte, French economist, sociologist, and philosopher (d. 1857)
1790
Per Daniel Amadeus Atterbom, Swedish poet and academic (d. 1855)
1788
Pavel Kiselyov, Russian general and politician (d. 1874)
1757
Countess Augusta Reuss of Ebersdorf (d. 1831)
1752
James Morris III, American captain (d. 1820)
1739
Joseph Bonomi the Elder, Italian architect, designed Longford Hall and Barrells Hall (d. 1808)
1737
Giuseppe Millico, Italian soprano, composer, and educator (d. 1802)
1736
James Watt, Scottish-English chemist and engineer (d. 1819)
1721
Jean-Philippe Baratier, German scholar and author (d. 1740)
1676
John Weldon, English organist and composer (d. 1736)
1628
Charles Stanley, 8th Earl of Derby, English noble (d. 1672)
1617
Lucas Faydherbe, Flemish sculptor and architect (d. 1697)
1544
Francis II of France (d. 1560)
1200
Dōgen Zenji, founder of Sōtō Zen (d. 1253)
840
Michael III, Byzantine emperor (d. 867)
398
Pulcheria, Byzantine empress and saint (d. 453)

Deaths On This Day

2018
Munnu Bhai, Pakistani newspaper journalist and columnist, poet and writer (b. 1933)
2018
Fredo Santana, American rapper (b. 1990)
2017
Miguel Ferrer, American actor (b. 1955)
2016
Richard Levins, American ecologist and geneticist (b. 1930)
2016
Ettore Scola, Italian director and screenwriter (b. 1931)
2016
Sheila Sim, English actress (b. 1922)
2015
Justin Capră, Romanian engineer and academic (b. 1933)
2015
Michel Guimond, Canadian lawyer and politician (b. 1953)
2015
Ward Swingle, American-French singer-songwriter and conductor (b. 1927)
2014
Azaria Alon, Ukrainian-Israeli environmentalist, co-founded the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel (b. 1918)
2014
Christopher Chataway, English runner, journalist, and politician (b. 1931)
2013
Taihō Kōki, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 48th Yokozuna (b. 1940)
2013
Stan Musial, American baseball player and manager (b. 1920)
2013
Frank Pooler, American conductor and composer (b. 1926)
2013
Earl Weaver, American baseball player and manager (b. 1930)
2013
Toktamış Ateş, Turkish academician, political commentator, columnist and writer (b. 1944)
2012
Peter Åslin, Swedish ice hockey player (b. 1962)
2012
Sarah Burke, Canadian skier (b. 1982)
2012
Winston Riley, Jamaican singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1943)
2012
Rudi van Dantzig, Dutch ballet dancer and choreographer (b. 1933)
2010
Bill McLaren, Scottish rugby player and sportscaster (b. 1923)
2008
Suzanne Pleshette, American actress (b. 1937)
2008
John Stewart, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1939)
2008
Don Wittman, Canadian sportscaster (b. 1936)
2007
Hrant Dink, Turkish-Armenian journalist and activist (b. 1954)
2007
Denny Doherty, Canadian singer-songwriter (b. 1940)
2007
Murat Nasyrov, Russian singer-songwriter (b. 1969)
2006
Anthony Franciosa, American actor (b. 1928)
2006
Wilson Pickett, American singer-songwriter (b. 1941)
2006
Awn Alsharif Qasim, Sudanese author and scholar (b. 1933)
2006
Geoff Rabone, New Zealand cricketer and pilot (b. 1921)
2005
K. Sello Duiker, South African author and screenwriter (b. 1974)
2004
Harry E. Claiborne, American lawyer and judge (b. 1917)
2004
David Hookes, Australian cricketer and coach (b. 1955)
2003
Milton Flores, Honduran footballer (b. 1974)
2003
Françoise Giroud, French journalist, screenwriter, and politician, French Minister of Culture (b. 1916)
2002
Vavá, Brazilian footballer and manager (b. 1934)
2001
Dario Vittori, Italian-Argentinian actor and producer (b. 1921)
2000
Amatu'l-Bahá Rúhíyyih Khánum, Bahá’íHand of the Cause of God and wife of Shoghi Effendi (b. 1910)
2000
Bettino Craxi, Italian lawyer and politician, 45th Prime Minister of Italy (b. 1934)
2000
Hedy Lamarr, Austrian-American actress, singer, and mathematician (b. 1913)
1999
Ivan Francescato, Italian rugby player (b. 1967)
1998
Carl Perkins, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1932)
1997
James Dickey, American poet and novelist (b. 1923)
1996
Don Simpson, American actor, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1943)
1995
Gene MacLellan, Canadian singer-songwriter (b. 1938)
1991
Marcel Chaput, Canadian biochemist and journalist (b. 1918)
1990
Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, Indian guru and mystic (b. 1931)
1990
Alberto Semprini, English pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1908)
1990
Herbert Wehner, German politician, 6th Minister of Intra-German Relations (b. 1906)
1987
Lawrence Kohlberg, American psychologist and academic (b. 1927)
1984
Max Bentley, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1920)
1982
Elis Regina, Brazilian soprano (b. 1945)
1981
Francesca Woodman, American photographer (b. 1958)
1980
William O. Douglas, American lawyer and jurist (b. 1898)
1979
Moritz Jahn, German novelist and poet (b. 1884)
1976
Hidetsugu Yagi, Japanese engineer and academic (b. 1886)
1975
Thomas Hart Benton, American painter and educator (b. 1889)
1973
Max Adrian, Irish-English actor (b. 1903)
1972
Michael Rabin, American violinist (b. 1936)
1968
Ray Harroun, American race car driver and engineer (b. 1879)
1965
Arnold Luhaäär, Estonian weightlifter (b. 1905)
1964
Firmin Lambot, Belgian cyclist (b. 1886)
1963
Clement Smoot, American golfer (b. 1884)
1957
József Dudás, Romanian-Hungarian activist and politician (b. 1912)
1954
Theodor Kaluza, German mathematician and physicist (b. 1885)
1948
Tony Garnier, French architect and urban planner, designed the Stade de Gerland (b. 1869)
1945
Gustave Mesny, French general (b. 1886)
1938
Branislav Nušić, Serbian author, playwright, and journalist (b. 1864)
1930
Frank P. Ramsey, British mathematician, philosopher and economist (b. 1903)
1929
Liang Qichao, Chinese journalist, philosopher, and scholar (b. 1873)
1908
Roberto Bompiani, Italian painter and sculptor (b. 1821)
1906
Bartolomé Mitre, Argentinian historian and politician, 6th President of Argentina (b. 1821)
1905
Debendranath Tagore, Indian philosopher and author (b. 1817)
1878
Henri Victor Regnault, French physicist and chemist (b. 1810)
1874
August Heinrich Hoffmann von Fallersleben, German poet and scholar (b. 1798)
1869
Carl Reichenbach, German chemist and philosopher (b. 1788)
1865
Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, French philosopher and politician (b. 1809)
1853
Karl Faber, German historian and academic (b. 1773)
1851
Esteban Echeverría, Argentinian poet and author (b. 1805)
1847
Charles Bent, American soldier and politician, 1st Governor of New Mexico (b. 1799)
1847
Athanasios Christopoulos, Greek poet (b. 1772)
1833
Ferdinand Hérold, French pianist and composer (b. 1791)
1785
Jonathan Toup, English scholar and critic (b. 1713)
1766
Giovanni Niccolò Servandoni, Italian-French architect and painter (b. 1695)
1757
Thomas Ruddiman, Scottish scholar and academic (b. 1674)
1755
Jean-Pierre Christin, French physicist, mathematician, and astronomer (b. 1683)
1729
William Congreve, English playwright and poet (b. 1670)
1661
Thomas Venner, English rebel leader (b. 1599)
1636
Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger, Flemish painter (b.1561)
1576
Hans Sachs, German poet and playwright (b. 1494)
1571
Paris Bordone, Venetian painter (b. 1495)
1565
Diego Laynez, Spanish Jesuit theologian (b. 1512)
1547
Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey, English poet (b. 1516)
1526
Isabella of Austria, Danish queen (b. 1501)
1401
Robert Bealknap, British justice
1302
Al-Hakim I, caliph of Cairo
1003
Kilian of Cologne, Irish abbot
914
García I, king of León
639
Dagobert I, Frankish king (b. 603)
520
John of Cappadocia, patriarch of Constantinople

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