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On This Day in History:  January 20

January 20 is the 20th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. 345 days remain until the end of the year (346 in leap years).

Lottery News On This Day

2019
Bill to allow lottery winners to remain anonymous passes Virginia Senate. A bill that would allow lottery winners in Virginia to remain anonymous has cleared one hurdle toward becoming a law.
2016
California Lottery officials seized surveillance footage from store that sold Powerball ticket. Whoever bought the winning Powerball ticket from a Chino Hills, California, 7-Eleven remains a mystery, even to the store's owner.
2016
Lucky NJ man wins third major lottery prize. A Brick Township, New Jersey, man seems to have the Midas touch when it comes to the New Jersey Lottery's scratch-off games.
2015
NH Lottery launches bacon-scented scratch ticket. The New Hampshire Lottery has launched its first scratch-and-sniff scratch ticket, the organization announced Monday.
2015
Wyoming Lottery to start its first in-state game in March. The United States' newest lottery, Wyoming, is set to begin its first in-state lottery game in two months.
2012
Hot Lotto trust representative won't name winner. An Iowa Lottery spokeswoman says a New York attorney behind the jackpot mystery didn't answer key questions during their meeting Tuesday.
2012
Representative of Hot Lotto winner named in lawsuit. The case of the most mysterious jackpot winner in the history of the Iowa Lottery got even more convoluted Thursday.
2012
Lotto tickets bought with bags of coins lead to bust in massive Metro theft. A long-running scam to steal thousands of Metro riders' fares unraveled this week after a man in a police uniform driving a Jaguar bought thousands of Virginia lottery tickets with bags and bags of apparently stolen coins.
2011
Atlantic Lottery Web site suffers three-day outage. The Atlantic Lottery Corp. website was down for a third day as technicians worked behind the scenes to do an upgrade on the site, widely used by lottery players to check winning ticket numbers or play games.
2011
$32M Calif. Lottery jackpot claimed. A 53-year-old quality control inspector and life-long resident of Orosi, California, came forward Tuesday to claim Saturday's $32 million SuperLotto Plus jackpot.
2011
Kentucky Lottery retailers get technology upgrade. New terminals will soon be in place at all Kentucky lottery retailers which will provide smoother and safer transactions for players.
2010
Multi-state lottery options will expand in 33 states. On Jan. 31, a multi-state wave will roll over the USA. 33 out of 44 states with a lottery (including D.C.) will begin selling tickets for both of the USA's nation-wide games.
2009
Missouri Lottery raffle makes a millionaire. Somebody is $1 million richer following the Missouri Lottery's Million-Dollar Raffle drawing, which was held today.
2009
Indiana convenience store sells winning $163M Powerball ticket. The Southeast Indiana community of Lawrenceburg is buzzing with news that a convenience store there sold the one winning Powerball ticket in Saturday's drawing.
2009
Custer rich with Powerball winners. With the second $200,000 Powerball winning ticket having been sold in the Southern Hills community of Custer, South Dakota, in less than six months, Powerball business was brisk Monday.
2008
Lottery scammer who later won shot, killed. A Fort Lauderdale man who once went to jail for making fake lottery tickets -- and then won a million-dollar prize for real -- died from a gunshot wound.
2006
Woman 'hiding lottery win from husband'. A mystery woman claimed today she has won £1.5 million (US$2.65 million) from the UK National Lottery -- but has hidden her fortune from colleagues, friends and family.
2006
Illinois Lottery exploring Internet sales again. A proposal from last spring to authorize Internet sales of Illinois lottery tickets popped up again Thursday, a week after Gov. Rod Blagojevich unveiled a controversial initiative to include keno in the lottery as a way to finance school construction bonds.
2006
Papers provide details on N.C. Lottery lobby. Meredith Norris, former top political aide to North Carolina House Speaker Jim Black, urged him to call Gov. Mike Easley and push for a lottery-legislation change suggested by a lottery company executive during last year's General Assembly session, documents released Thursday show.
2006
Lottery millionaire facing jail. A convicted criminal who won a £9.7 million National Lottery jackpot is facing another jail sentence -- seven months after saying he was "turning over a new leaf".
2006
Judge questions Tenn. Lottery's handling of harassment investigation. A judge said a Tennessee Lottery investigation of workplace harassment violated due process and questioned whether it justified forcing a high-ranking lottery official out of his job.
2006
Woman Cashes Lottery Ticket From 1992. In a case of better late then never, an Australian woman has collected 100,000 Australian dollars (US$74,810) after cashing in a lottery ticket more than a decade after it was bought, an official said Friday.
2005
Jackpot runner-up says lottery officials reneged on settlement offer. A 57-year-old Fayetteville, Tenn., man who sued the Tennessee Lottery after its first, and to date only, $1 million drawing last summer said he feels doubly cheated after a series of talks with lottery officials left him with no settlement agreement.
2005
Newport Beach Man Claims $81 Million California Lottery Jackpot. A 25-year-old Newport Beach man was identified Tuesday as the sole winner of last Wednesday's $81 million California SuperLotto Plus lottery jackpot.
2005
Jury rules lottery pool members entitled to share Mega Millions prize. A jury found that a postal employee must share a $175,000 Mega Millions lottery prize with co-workers who accused him of cheating them out of their cut.
2005
Landmark bill would ban computerized lottery drawings in Delaware. A bipartisan duo of lawmakers said Wednesday they intend to push a bill to require the Delaware state lottery to abandon a computer that picks winning lottery numbers.
2005
Wash. Lottery considers adding third weekly drawing. The Washington Lottery Commission will meet at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport today to consider adding a drawing on Mondays for their flagship Lotto and Quinto games.
2005
NY Gov. proposes new lottery games. In his budget released Tuesday, Gov. George E. Pataki projected profits will grow to more than $2 billion next year with the help of new games and expanded hours.
2004
Commission approves settlement between House leader, GTECH. The Rhode Island state Ethics Commission was to vote Tuesday on a proposed settlement that would have House Majority Leader Gordon Fox pay a $10,000 fine for voting on a $770 million, no-bid deal for the lottery company GTECH in which his law firm was involved.
2004
Record Powerball winner loses more money. For the second time in several months, Jack Whittaker's vehicle was broken into and thousands of dollars were taken.
2004
Louisiana Lottery reports boost due to Powerball. Louisiana lottery revenue took a significant jump last year, largely because of four Powerball jackpots that exceeded $100 million in the last half of 2003, lottery officials said.
2004
Scratch-offs bring big cash to states. Scratch-off lottery tickets may not produce the drama associated with high-jackpot games like Powerball or Mega Millions, but to most state lotteries they bring in something just as important: money.
2004
College student wins $20 million Super 7 jackpot. Colin McDonald of Belleville, Ontario won't have to worry about a business assignment that was due this week, or the cost of books and rising tuition fees after he won last Friday's $20 million Super 7 jackpot.
2004
N.C. surrounded by state gambling. Tennessee's launch of a state lottery on Tuesday leaves North Carolina surrounded by states sponsoring gambling games.
2004
Ohio City Can't Collect Taxes From Mega Millions. City officials in the Cleveland suburb of South Euclid were stunned to learn that they can't collect $1.4 million in income taxes from the winner because the city charter wasn't updated to include lottery winnings as taxable income.
2004
First Lottery Tickets Sold in Tennessee. Lottery fans dreaming of riches waited patiently until after midnight to try their luck as Tennessee became the last state in the Southeast to offer legal gambling.

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.$144 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 23, 2019
8.$131 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 22, 2014
9.$118 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 22, 2011
10.$116 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jan 21, 2020
11.€104 Million
US$112.46 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jan 22, 2016
12.$110 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 23, 2013
13.€73 Million
US$107.34 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jan 25, 2008
14.€87.65 Million
US$107.13 Million
Draw Date
Jan 20, 2018
15.€94.24 Million
US$107.05 Million
Draw Date
Jan 22, 2019
16.€85.08 Million
US$105.81 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Jan 26, 2018
17.$105 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jan 22, 2010
18.$101 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 21, 2006
19.$100 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 21, 2012
20.€81 Million
US$99.44 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jan 23, 2018
21.€80 Million
US$85.42 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jan 20, 2017
22.$84 Million
California
SuperLotto Plus
Draw Date
Jan 21, 2006
23.€77.92 Million
US$83.35 Million
Draw Date
Jan 21, 2017
24.$82 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jan 22, 2019
25.$81 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 23, 2002

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1986
Monday, Jan 20, 1986
34 years old
1981
Tuesday, Jan 20, 1981
39 years old
1981
Tuesday, Jan 20, 1981
39 years old
1980
Sunday, Jan 20, 1980
40 years old
1977
Thursday, Jan 20, 1977
43 years old
1974
Sunday, Jan 20, 1974
46 years old
1972
Thursday, Jan 20, 1972
48 years old
1968
Saturday, Jan 20, 1968
52 years old
1967
Friday, Jan 20, 1967
53 years old
1964
Monday, Jan 20, 1964
56 years old
1961
Friday, Jan 20, 1961
59 years old
1959
Tuesday, Jan 20, 1959
61 years old
1959
Tuesday, Jan 20, 1959
61 years old
1955
Thursday, Jan 20, 1955
65 years old
1950
Friday, Jan 20, 1950
70 years old
1945
Saturday, Jan 20, 1945
75 years old
(year not provided)
(year not provided)
(year not provided)

Worldwide Events On This Day

2018
A group of 4 or 5 gunmen attack The Inter-Continental Hotel in Kabul, Afghanistan, sparking a 12-hour battle. The attack kills at least 18 people and injures more than 22 and with reports that the death toll may rise to 43.
2017
Donald Trump is inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States of America, becoming the oldest person to assume the office.
2009
Barack Obama is inaugurated as the 44th President of the United States of America, becoming the first African-AmericanPresident of the United States.
2009
A protest movement in Iceland culminates as the 2009 Icelandic financial crisis protests start.
2001
George W. Bush is inaugurated the 43rd President of the United States of America.
2001
President of the PhilippinesJoseph Estrada is ousted in a nonviolent 4-day revolution, and is succeeded by Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.
1993
Bill Clinton is inaugurated the 42nd President of the United States of America.
1992
Air Inter Flight 148, an Airbus A320-111, crashes into a mountain near Strasbourg, France killing 87 of the 96 people on board.
1991
Sudan's government imposes Islamic law nationwide, worsening the civil war between the country's Muslim north and Christian south.
1990
Protests in Azerbaijan, part of the Dissolution of the Soviet Union.
1989
George H. W. Bush is inaugurated the 41st President of the United States of America.
1986
In the United States, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is celebrated as a federal holiday for the first time.
1981
Ronald Reagan is inaugurated the 40th President of the United States of America. Twenty minutes later, Iran releases 52 American hostages.
1977
Jimmy Carter is inaugurated the 39th President of the United States of America.
1972
Pakistan launched its nuclear weapons program, a few weeks after its defeat in the Bangladesh Liberation War, as well as the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971.
1969
Richard Nixon is inaugurated the 37th President of the United States of America.
1961
John F. Kennedy is inaugurated the 35th President of the United States of America, becoming the second youngest man to take the office, and the first Catholic.
1954
In the United States, the National Negro Network is established with 40 charter member radio stations.
1953
Dwight D. Eisenhower is inaugurated as the 34th President of the United States of America, becoming the first President to begin his presidency on January 20 following the ratification of the 20th Amendment.
1949
Point Four Program a program for economic aid to poor countries announced by United States President Harry S. Truman in his inaugural address for a full term as President.
1948
United Nations Security Council Resolution 39 relating to India and Pakistan is adopted.
1945
World War II: The provisional government of Béla Miklós in Hungary agrees to an armistice with the Allies.
1945
World War II: Germany begins the evacuation of 1.8 million people from East Prussia, a task which will take nearly two months.
1942
World War II: At the Wannsee Conference held in the Berlin suburb of Wannsee, senior Nazi German officials discuss the implementation of the "Final Solution to the Jewish question".
1941
A German officer is killed in Bucharest, Romania, sparking a rebellion and pogrom by the Iron Guard, killing 125 Jews and 30 soldiers.
1937
Franklin D. Roosevelt and John Nance Garner are sworn in for their second terms as U.S. President and U.S. Vice President; it is the first time a Presidential Inauguration takes place on January 20 since the 20th Amendment changed the dates of presidential terms.
1936
King George V of the United Kingdom dies. His eldest son succeeds to the throne, becoming Edward VIII. The title Prince of Wales is not used for another 22 years.
1929
The first full-length talking motion picture filmed outdoors, In Old Arizona, is released.
1921
The British K-class submarine HMS K5 sinks in the English Channel; all 56 on board die.
1921
The first Constitution of Turkey is adopted, making fundamental changes in the source and exercise of sovereignty by consecrating the principle of national sovereignty.
1887
The United States Senate allows the Navy to lease Pearl Harbor as a naval base.
1877
The last day of the Constantinople Conference results in agreement for political reforms in the Balkans.
1841
Hong Kong Island is occupied by the British.
1839
In the Battle of Yungay, Chile defeats an alliance between Peru and Bolivia.
1788
The third and main part of First Fleet arrives at Botany Bay. Arthur Phillip decides that Port Jackson is a more suitable location for a colony.
1785
Invading Siamese forces attempt to exploit the political chaos in Vietnam, but are ambushed and annihilated at the Mekong river by the Tây Sơn in the Battle of Rạch Gầm-Xoài Mút.
1783
The Kingdom of Great Britain signed preliminary articles of peace with France, setting the stage to the official end of hostilities in the American Revolutionary War later that year.
1649
Charles I of England goes on trial for treason and other "high crimes".
1576
The Mexican city of León is founded by order of the viceroy Don Martín Enríquez de Almanza.
1567
Battle of Rio de Janeiro: Portuguese forces under the command of Estácio de Sá definitively drive the French out of Rio de Janeiro.
1523
Christian II is forced to abdicate as King of Denmark and Norway.
1356
Edward Balliol surrenders his claim to the Scottish throne to Edward III in exchange for an English pension.
1320
Duke Wladyslaw Lokietek becomes king of Poland.
1265
The first English parliament to include not only Lords but also representatives of the major towns holds its first meeting in the Palace of Westminster, now commonly known as the "Houses of Parliament".
649
King Chindasuinth, at the urging of bishop Braulio of Zaragoza, crowns his son Recceswinth as co-ruler of the Visigothic Kingdom.
250
Pope Fabian is martyred during the Decian persecution.

Births On This Day

1995
Joey Badass, American rapper and actor
1994
Denis Mukhametdinov, Russian footballer
1993
Lorenzo Crisetig, Italian footballer
1992
Jorge Zárate, Mexican footballer
1991
Ciara Hanna, American actress and model
1991
Polona Hercog, Slovenian tennis player
1991
Jolyon Palmer, English race car driver
1990
Ray Thompson, Australian rugby league player
1989
Nick Foles, American football player
1989
Washington Santana da Silva, Brazilian footballer
1989
Jared Waerea-Hargreaves, New Zealand rugby league player
1988
Uwa Elderson Echiéjilé, Nigerian footballer
1988
Jeffrén Suárez, Spanish footballer
1987
Janin Lindenberg, German sprinter
1987
Marco Simoncelli, Italian motorcycle racer (d. 2011)
1985
Marina Inoue, Japanese voice actress and singer
1985
Tanel Sokk, Estonian basketball player
1984
Malek Jaziri, Tunisian tennis player
1983
Geovany Soto, Puerto Rican-American baseball player
1983
Mari Yaguchi, Japanese singer and actress
1982
Ruchi Sanghvi, Indian computer engineer
1982
Fredrik Strømstad, Norwegian footballer
1981
Freddy Guzmán, Dominican baseball player
1981
Owen Hargreaves, English footballer
1981
Jason Richardson, American basketball player
1980
Karl Anderson, American wrestler
1980
Philippe Cousteau, Jr., American-French oceanographer and journalist
1980
Philippe Gagnon, Canadian swimmer
1980
Kim Jeong-hoon, South Korean singer and actor
1980
Petra Rampre, Slovenian tennis player
1980
Matthew Tuck, Welsh singer-songwriter and guitarist
1979
Choo Ja-hyun, South Korean actress
1979
Will Young, English singer-songwriter and actor
1978
Salvatore Aronica, Italian footballer
1978
Sonja Kesselschläger, German heptathlete
1978
Allan Søgaard, Danish footballer
1977
Paul Adams, South African cricketer and coach
1976
Kirsty Gallacher, Scottish journalist and sportscaster
1976
Michael Myers, American football player
1976
Gretha Smit, Dutch speed skater
1975
Norberto Fontana, Argentinian race car driver
1975
Zac Goldsmith, English journalist and politician
1974
David Dei, Italian footballer and coach
1973
Stephen Crabb, Scottish-Welsh politician, Secretary of State for Wales
1973
Queen Mathilde of Belgium
1972
Nikki Haley, American accountant and politician, 116th Governor of South Carolina
1971
Derrick Green, American singer
1971
Gary Barlow, English singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer
1971
Ger McDonnell, Irish mountaineer and engineer (d. 2008)
1971
Jung Woong-in, South Korean actor
1971
Questlove, American drummer, DJ, and producer
1971
Wakanohana Masaru, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 66th Yokozuna
1970
Edwin McCain, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1970
Skeet Ulrich, American actor
1969
Patrick K. Kroupa, American computer hacker and activist, co-founded MindVox
1969
Nicky Wire, Welsh singer-songwriter and bass player
1968
Nick Anderson, American basketball player and sportscaster
1968
Junior Murray, Grenadian cricketer
1967
Stacey Dash, American actress and television journalist
1967
Kellyanne Conway, American political strategist and pundit
1966
Rainn Wilson, American actor
1965
Colin Calderwood, Scottish footballer and manager
1965
Sophie, Countess of Wessex
1965
Warren Joyce, English footballer and manager
1965
John Michael Montgomery, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1965
Anton Weissenbacher, Romanian footballer
1964
Ozzie Guillén, Venezuelan-American baseball player and manager
1964
Ron Harper, American basketball player and coach
1964
Jack Lewis, American soldier and author
1964
Kazushige Nojima, Japanese screenwriter and songwriter
1964
Aquilino Pimentel III, Filipino lawyer and politician
1964
Fareed Zakaria, Indian-American journalist and author
1963
James Denton, American actor
1963
Mark Ryden, American painter and illustrator
1960
Apa Sherpa, Nepalese-American mountaineer
1960
Scott Thunes, American bass player
1960
Will Wright, American video game designer, co-founded Maxis
1959
Tami Hoag, American author
1959
R. A. Salvatore, American author
1958
Lorenzo Lamas, American actor, director, and producer
1957
Andy Sheppard, English saxophonist and composer
1956
Maria Larsson, Swedish educator and politician, Swedish Minister of Health and Social Affairs
1956
Bill Maher, American comedian, political commentator, media critic, television host, and producer
1956
John Naber, American swimmer
1955
McKeeva Bush, Caymanian politician, Premier of the Cayman Islands
1954
Alison Seabeck, English lawyer and politician
1953
Jeffrey Epstein, American financier and philanthropist
1952
Nikos Sideris, Greek psychiatrist and poet
1952
Paul Stanley, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1952
John Witherow, South African-English journalist and author
1951
Iván Fischer, Hungarian conductor and composer
1950
Daniel Benzali, Brazilian-American actor
1950
William Mgimwa, Tanzanian banker and politician, 13th Tanzanian Minister of Finance (d. 2014)
1950
Mahamane Ousmane, Nigerien politician, President of Niger
1949
Göran Persson, Swedish lawyer and politician, 31st Prime Minister of Sweden
1948
Nancy Kress, American author and academic
1948
Natan Sharansky, Ukrainian-Israeli physicist and politician, Deputy Prime Minister of Israel
1947
Cyrille Guimard, French cyclist and sportscaster
1946
David Lynch, American director, producer, and screenwriter
1946
Vladimír Merta, Czech singer-songwriter, guitarist, and journalist
1945
Christopher Martin-Jenkins, English journalist and sportscaster (d. 2013)
1945
Eric Stewart, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1944
José Luis Garci, Spanish director and producer
1944
Farhad Mehrad, Iranian singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2002)
1942
Linda Moulton Howe, American journalist and producer
1940
Carol Heiss, American figure skater and actress
1940
Krishnam Raju, Indian actor and politician
1940
Mandé Sidibé, Malian economist and politician, Prime Minister of Mali (d. 2009)
1939
Paul Coverdell, American captain and politician (d. 2000)
1939
Chandra Wickramasinghe, Sri Lankan-English mathematician, astronomer, and biologist
1938
Derek Dougan, Irish-English footballer and journalist (d. 2007)
1935
Dorothy Provine, American actress, singer, and dancer (d. 2010)
1934
Hennie Aucamp, South African poet, author, and academic (d. 2014)
1934
Tom Baker, English actor
1932
Lou Fontinato, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2016)
1931
David Lee, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
1931
Hachidai Nakamura, Japanese pianist and composer (d. 1992)
1930
Buzz Aldrin, American colonel, pilot, and astronaut
1929
Arte Johnson, American actor and comedian
1929
Masaharu Kawakatsu, Japanese biologist
1929
Fireball Roberts, American race car driver (d. 1964)
1928
Antonio de Almeida, French conductor and musicologist (d. 1997)
1927
Qurratulain Hyder, Indian-Pakistani journalist and academic (d. 2007)
1926
Patricia Neal, American actress (d. 2010)
1926
David Tudor, American pianist and composer (d. 1996)
1925
Jamiluddin Aali, Pakistani poet, playwright, and critic (d. 2015)
1925
Ernesto Cardenal, Nicaraguan priest, poet, and politician
1924
Yvonne Loriod, French pianist and composer (d. 2010)
1923
Slim Whitman, American country and western singer-songwriter and musician (d. 2013)
1922
Ray Anthony, American trumpet player, composer, bandleader, and actor
1922
Don Mankiewicz, American author and screenwriter (d. 2015)
1921
Telmo Zarra, Spanish footballer (d. 2006)
1920
Federico Fellini, Italian director and screenwriter (d. 1993)
1920
DeForest Kelley, American actor (d. 1999)
1920
Thorleif Schjelderup, Norwegian ski jumper and author (d. 2006)
1918
Juan García Esquivel, Mexican pianist, composer, and bandleader (d. 2002)
1918
Nevin Scrimshaw, American scientist (d. 2013)
1915
Ghulam Ishaq Khan, Pakistani businessman and politician, 7th President of Pakistan (d. 2006)
1913
W. Cleon Skousen, American author and academic (d. 2006)
1910
Joy Adamson, Austria-born Kenyan painter and author (d. 1980)
1909
Gōgen Yamaguchi, Japanese martial artist (d. 1989)
1908
Fleur Cowles, American author and illustrator (d. 2009)
1907
Paula Wessely, Austrian actress and producer (d. 2000)
1906
Aristotle Onassis, Greek shipping magnate (d. 1975)
1902
Leon Ames, American actor (d. 1993)
1902
Kevin Barry, Irish Republican Army volunteer (d. 1920)
1900
Dorothy Annan, English painter, potter, and muralist (d. 1983)
1900
Colin Clive, English actor (d. 1937)
1899
Clarice Cliff, English potter (d. 1972)
1899
Kenjiro Takayanagi, Japanese engineer (d. 1990)
1898
U Razak, Burmese educator and politician (d. 1947)
1896
George Burns, American actor, comedian, and producer (d. 1996)
1895
Gábor Szegő, Hungarian mathematician and academic (d. 1985)
1894
Harold Gray, American cartoonist, created Little Orphan Annie (d. 1968)
1894
Walter Piston, American composer, theorist, and academic (d. 1976)
1893
Georg Åberg, Swedish triple jumper (d. 1946)
1891
Mischa Elman, Ukrainian-American violinist (d. 1967)
1889
Allan Haines Loughead, American engineer and businessman, founded the Alco Hydro-Aeroplane Company (d. 1969)
1888
Lead Belly, American folk/blues musician and songwriter (d. 1949)
1883
Enoch L. Johnson, American mob boss (d. 1968)
1883
Forrest Wilson, American journalist and author (d. 1942)
1882
Johnny Torrio, Italian-American mob boss (d. 1957)
1880
Walter W. Bacon, American accountant and politician, 60th Governor of Delaware (d. 1962)
1879
Ruth St. Denis, American dancer and educator (d. 1968)
1878
Finlay Currie, Scottish-English actor (d. 1968)
1876
Josef Hofmann, Polish-American pianist and composer (d. 1967)
1874
Steve Bloomer, English footballer and coach (d. 1938)
1873
Johannes V. Jensen, Danish author, poet, and playwright, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1950)
1870
Guillaume Lekeu, Belgian pianist and composer (d. 1894)
1865
Yvette Guilbert, French singer and actress (d. 1944)
1856
Harriot Stanton Blatch, U.S. suffragist and organizer (d. 1940)
1855
Ernest Chausson, French composer (d. 1899)
1834
George D. Robinson, American lawyer and politician, 34th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1896)
1814
David Wilmot, American politician, sponsor of Wilmot Proviso (d. 1868)
1812
Thomas Meik, Scottish engineer (d. 1896)
1804
Eugène Sue, French author and politician (d. 1857)
1799
Anson Jones, American physician and politician, 5th President of the Republic of Texas (d. 1858)
1783
Friedrich Dotzauer, German cellist and composer (d. 1860)
1781
Joseph Hormayr, Baron zu Hortenburg, Austrian-German historian and politician (d. 1848)
1775
André-Marie Ampère, French physicist and mathematician (d. 1836)
1762
Jérôme-Joseph de Momigny, Belgian-French composer and theorist (d. 1842)
1755
Sir Albemarle Bertie, 1st Baronet, English admiral (d. 1824)
1741
Carl Linnaeus the Younger, Swedish botanist and author (d. 1783)
1732
Richard Henry Lee, American lawyer and politician, President of the Continental Congress (d. 1794)
1716
Jean-Jacques Barthélemy, French archaeologist and numismatist (d. 1795)
1716
Charles III of Spain (d. 1788)
1703
Joseph-Hector Fiocco, Flemish violinist and composer (d. 1741)
1664
Giovanni Vincenzo Gravina, Italian lawyer and jurist (d. 1718)
1586
Johann Schein, German composer (d. 1630)
1573
Simon Marius, German astronomer and academic (d. 1624)
1569
Heribert Rosweyde, Jesuit hagiographer (d. 1629)
1554
Sebastian of Portugal (d. 1578)
1526
Rafael Bombelli, Italian mathematician (d. 1572)
1502
Sebastian de Aparicio, Spanish-Mexican rancher and missionary (d. 1600)
1499
Sebastian Franck, German humanist (probable; d. 1543)
1488
John George, Marquess of Montferrat, Italian noble (d. 1533)
1488
Sebastian Münster, German scholar, cartographer, and cosmographer (d. 1552)
1436
Ashikaga Yoshimasa, Japanese shōgun (d. 1490)
1292
Elizabeth of Bohemia, queen consort of Bohemia (d. 1330)
1029
Alp Arslan, Seljuk sultan (probable; d. 1072)
225
Gordian III, Roman emperor (d. 244)

Deaths On This Day

2018
Paul Bocuse, French chef (b. 1926)
2018
Naomi Parker Fraley, American naval machiner (b. 1921)
2016
Mykolas Burokevičius, Lithuanian carpenter and politician (b. 1927)
2016
Edmonde Charles-Roux, French journalist and author (b. 1920)
2015
Edgar Froese, Russian-German keyboard player and songwriter (b. 1944)
2014
Claudio Abbado, Italian conductor (b. 1933)
2014
Otis G. Pike, American judge and politician (b. 1921)
2014
Jonas Trinkūnas, Lithuanian ethnologist and academic (b. 1939)
2013
Pavlos Matesis, Greek author and playwright (b. 1933)
2013
Toyo Shibata, Japanese poet and author (b. 1911)
2012
Etta James, American singer-songwriter (b. 1938)
2012
John Levy, American bassist and manager (b. 1912)
2012
Ioannis Kefalogiannis, Greek politician, Greek Minister of the Interior (b. 1933)
2012
Alejandro Rodriguez, Venezuelan-American pediatrician and psychiatrist (b. 1918)
2009
Stéphanos II Ghattas, Egyptian patriarch (b. 1920)
2006
Dave Lepard, Swedish singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1980)
2005
Per Borten, Norwegian lawyer and politician, 18th Prime Minister of Norway (b. 1913)
2005
Jan Nowak-Jeziorański, Polish journalist and politician (b. 1913)
2005
Miriam Rothschild, English zoologist, entomologist, and author (b. 1908)
2004
Alan Brown, English race car driver (b. 1919)
2004
T. Nadaraja, Sri Lankan lawyer and academic (b. 1917)
2003
Al Hirschfeld, American painter and illustrator (b. 1903)
2003
Nedra Volz, American actress (b. 1908)
2002
Carrie Hamilton, American actress and singer (b. 1963)
1996
Gerry Mulligan, American saxophonist and composer (b. 1927)
1994
Matt Busby, Scottish footballer and coach (b. 1909)
1994
Jaramogi Oginga Odinga, first Kenyan Vice-President (b. 1911)
1993
Audrey Hepburn, British actress and humanitarian activist (b. 1929)
1990
Barbara Stanwyck, American actress (b. 1907)
1989
Alamgir Kabir, Bangladeshi director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1938)
1988
Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan, Pakistani activist and politician (b. 1890)
1988
Dora Stratou, Greek dancer and choreographer (b. 1903)
1984
Johnny Weissmuller, American swimmer and actor (b. 1904)
1983
Garrincha, Brazilian footballer (b. 1933)
1980
William Roberts, English soldier and painter (b. 1895)
1977
Dimitrios Kiousopoulos, Greek jurist and politician, 151st Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1892)
1973
Lorenz Böhler, Austrian physician and surgeon (b. 1885)
1973
Amílcar Cabral, Guinea Bissauan-Cape Verdian engineer and politician (b. 1924)
1971
Broncho Billy Anderson, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1880)
1971
Minanogawa Tōzō, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 34th Yokozuna (b. 1903)
1965
Alan Freed, American radio host (b. 1922)
1962
Robinson Jeffers, American poet and philosopher (b. 1887)
1955
Robert P. T. Coffin, American author and poet (b. 1892)
1954
Warren Bardsley, Australian cricketer (b. 1882)
1954
Fred Root, English cricketer and umpire (b. 1890)
1947
Josh Gibson, American baseball player (b. 1911)
1947
Andrew Volstead, American member of the United States House of Representatives (b. 1860)
1944
James McKeen Cattell, American psychologist and academic (b. 1860)
1940
Omar Bundy, American general (b. 1861)
1936
George V of the United Kingdom (b. 1865)
1924
Henry "Ivo" Crapp, Australian footballer and umpire (b. 1872)
1921
Mary Watson Whitney, American astronomer and academic (b. 1847)
1920
Georg Lurich, Estonian-Russian wrestler and strongman (b. 1876)
1915
Arthur Guinness, 1st Baron Ardilaun, Irish businessman, philanthropist, and politician (b. 1840)
1913
José Guadalupe Posada, Mexican engraver and illustrator (b. 1852)
1908
John Ordronaux, American surgeon and academic (b. 1830)
1907
Agnes Mary Clerke, Irish astronomer and author (b. 1842)
1901
Zénobe Gramme, Belgian engineer, invented the Gramme machine (b. 1826)
1900
John Ruskin, English painter and critic (b. 1819)
1891
Kalākaua, king of Hawaii (b. 1836)
1875
Jean-François Millet, French painter and educator (b. 1814)
1873
Basil Moreau, French priest, founded the Congregation of Holy Cross (b. 1799)
1852
Ōnomatsu Midorinosuke, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 6th Yokozuna (b. 1794)
1850
Adam Oehlenschläger, Danish poet and playwright (b. 1779)
1848
Christian VIII, Danish king (b. 1786)
1841
Jørgen Jørgensen, Danish explorer (b. 1780)
1841
Minh Mạng, Vietnamese emperor (b. 1791)
1837
John Soane, English architect, designed the Bank of England (b. 1753)
1819
Charles IV, Spanish king (b. 1748)
1810
Benjamin Chew, American lawyer and judge (b. 1721)
1779
David Garrick, English actor, producer, playwright, and manager (b. 1717)
1770
Charles Yorke, English lawyer and politician, Lord Chancellor of Great Britain (b. 1722)
1751
John Hervey, 1st Earl of Bristol, English politician (b. 1665)
1709
François de la Chaise, French priest (b. 1624)
1707
Humphrey Hody, English scholar and theologian (b. 1659)
1666
Anne of Austria, France queen (b. 1601)
1663
Isaac Ambrose, English minister and author (b. 1604)
1612
Rudolf II, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1552)
1568
Myles Coverdale, English bishop and translator (b. 1488)
1479
John II, king of Sicily (b. 1398)
1343
Robert, king of Naples (b. 1275)
1336
John de Bohun, 5th Earl of Hereford (b. 1306)
1265
John Maunsell, English Lord Chancellor
1191
Frederick VI, duke of Swabia (b. 1167)
1191
Theobald V, count of Blois (b. 1130)
1189
Shi Zong, Chinese emperor of Jin (b. 1123)
1156
Henry, English bishop and saint
1095
Wulfstan, bishop of Worcester
1029
Heonae, Korean queen and regent (b. 964)
928
Zhao Guangfeng, Chinese official and chancellor
924
Li Jitao, Chinese general of Later Tang
882
Louis the Younger, king of the East Frankish Kingdom
842
Theophilos, Byzantine emperor (b. 813)
820
Al-Shafi‘i, Arab scholar and jurist (b. 767)

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