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On This Day in History:  January 23

January 23 is the 23rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. 342 days remain until the end of the year (343 in leap years).

Lottery News On This Day

2019
Florida lottery to roll out new game. The Florida Lottery is launching a new draw game called Jackpot Triple Play with Combo next week.
2019
SC officials getting nervous that $1.5 billion Mega Millions winner won't claim prize. If in a few weeks no one claims a lottery ticket worth $1.5 billion sold in South Carolina, state lawmakers may have less money to spend in the coming fiscal year.
2018
S.C. lottery glitch could result in $35 million in prize payouts; NJ firm will investigate. South Carolina lottery officials say a computer glitch that made winners out of everyone who played a holiday game for two hours on Christmas Day could result in a more than $35 million prize payout — nearly double the initial estimate.
2018
Minnesota lottery ticket given by daughter to dad as Christmas gift hits for $1M. Don DeSaer got a lottery ticket for Christmas from his daughter — a Minnesota Millionaire Raffle ticket. It turned out to be true to its name.
2013
$1 million Raffle ticket was being used as a Christmas ornament. Idaho Lottery officials say the Nampa man who held the winning $1 million Raffle ticket was using it as an ornament on the family Christmas tree.
2013
Delaware Lottery adds Keno to lineup. Delaware's latest effort to squeeze state revenues out of an increasingly competitive regional gambling market launched Tuesday with the activation of Keno instant lottery terminals at 81 bars, restaurants and other private businesses.
2012
Iowa Lottery threatens to deny jackpot payout if winner stays anonymous. Iowa Lottery officials have set a 3 p.m. Friday deadline for the mystery winner of a multi-million dollar Hot Lotto jackpot to reveal themselves or their claim on the prize will be denied.
2009
N.M. Lottery to replace Powerball tickets printed in error. The New Mexico Lottery has discovered that approximately 450 Powerball wagers were printed in error earlier this month.
2009
Illinois Lottery awards $105M ad contract. The Illinois Lottery announced Thursday that it has awarded Energy BBDO its $105 million general market advertising contract.
2009
Neb. lottery numbers drawn twice in row. A Nebraska Lottery official says the winning numbers for the state's Pick 3 lottery on Tuesday were exactly the same as the winning combination from the night before.
2008
Tennessee Lottery creates four instant millionaires. The Tennessee Lottery held its second-ever Million $ Madness raffle drawing yesterday, which instantly created four millionaires.
2007
Despite strong opposition, Indiana moves ahead with selling lottery. Indiana is considering a Wall Street investment firm to help it pull together a plan to lease the Hoosier Lottery, despite legislative skepticism that could kill the deal.
2007
Canada lottery winner used the weather to pick numbers. A 39-year-old stucco contractor from Alberta, Canada, won almost $14 million playing lotto numbers based on Scarborough's weather patterns.
2007
Tenn. Lottery introduces new raffle game. To mark its third anniversary, the Tennessee Lottery introduced a game Monday that gives Tennesseans the "best odds yet" to win $1 million.
2007
Illinois Is Putting Lottery on Block for Quick Payoff. The state of Illinois yesterday took the first steps in selling its state lottery system, hoping to attract as much as $10 billion from investors who, in return, would own a monopoly that could turn out to be the biggest jackpot yet.
2004
Simple solution fixes store's lottery machine. Three days after everyone else, the only lottery store in Harrogate, Tennessee is finally selling tickets. And the solution to what seemed a complicated problem, was simple.
2004
Miami Man Claims One-Third Share of $40 Million Florida Lotto Jackpot. The Florida Lottery announced today that Thomas Earley, 44, of Miami claimed the last one-third share of the $40 million Florida Lotto jackpot from the December 13, 2003 drawing.
2004
Woman Says Store Clerk Stole Winning Lottery Ticket. A Westborough, Massachusetts man faces a charge of larceny in the alleged theft of a lottery scratch ticket believed to be a $20,000 winner.
2004
$5M Mass. Lottery Ad Blitz Begins. The Massachusetts Lottery embarks on an ambitious $5 million advertising campaign on Monday, with Lottery officials hoping to bring in an extra $25 million and draw new players with a series of television, radio, newspaper and billboard ads that will appear through June.
2004
Powerball Jackpot Reaches $55 Million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Wednesday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $55 million, with a cash option of $30.1 million.
2004
One ticket hits $35 million Florida Lotto jackpot. One ticket matched the six Florida Lotto numbers drawn Wednesday night to win a prize of $35 million.
2004
Powerball payday comes for shop owner. Officials from the S.C. Education Lottery made their way to Clover Shop & Save on Thursday with a $50,000 check the store on U.S. 321 earned for its part in selling a winning Powerball ticket.
2004
Tenn. Lottery rakes in millions fast. Tennessee's lottery took in about $10.8 million on its first day, setting a per-capita sales record for lottery launches with nearly $2 spent for every state resident, officials said.
2004
Spring Valley couple are lottery millionaires. Don and Jennifer Burdette purchased one of two winning California SuperLotto Plus tickets in the Jan. 14 drawing to split the $13 million prize.
2004
Florida Mega Money game getting "way more mega". The Florida Lottery announced today that beginning January 28, the Mega Money game is being restructured with additional prizes and a rolldown feature.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$373 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 25, 2020
2.$240 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 24, 2007
3.$230 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 24, 2015
4.€146 Million
US$178.86 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jan 27, 2006
5.$177 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jan 24, 2017
6.$170 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 25, 2017
7.$152 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 25, 2014
8.$144 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 23, 2019
9.$130 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jan 24, 2020
10.€115 Million
US$124.76 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jan 26, 2016
11.$121 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jan 26, 2010
12.$120 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 25, 2012
13.$115 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 25, 2006
14.$110 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 23, 2013
15.€88.74 Million
US$108.94 Million
Draw Date
Jan 23, 2018
16.€95.24 Million
US$107.91 Million
Draw Date
Jan 24, 2019
17.€73 Million
US$107.34 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jan 25, 2008
18.€85.08 Million
US$105.81 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Jan 26, 2018
19.€81 Million
US$99.44 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jan 23, 2018
20.$96 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jan 25, 2019
21.€88 Million
US$94.51 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jan 24, 2017
22.$92 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 24, 2018
23.$89.4 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 24, 1996
24.$89 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jan 25, 2013
25.€78 Million
US$88.7 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jan 25, 2019

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1983
Sunday, Jan 23, 1983
37 years old
1981
Friday, Jan 23, 1981
39 years old
1980
Wednesday, Jan 23, 1980
40 years old
1979
Tuesday, Jan 23, 1979
41 years old
1978
Monday, Jan 23, 1978
42 years old
1976
Friday, Jan 23, 1976
44 years old
1975
Thursday, Jan 23, 1975
45 years old
1972
Sunday, Jan 23, 1972
48 years old
1971
Saturday, Jan 23, 1971
49 years old
1965
Saturday, Jan 23, 1965
55 years old
1964
Thursday, Jan 23, 1964
56 years old
1961
Monday, Jan 23, 1961
59 years old
1955
Sunday, Jan 23, 1955
65 years old
1951
Tuesday, Jan 23, 1951
69 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day

2018
A 7.9 Mwearthquake occurs in the Gulf of Alaska. It is tied as the sixth-largest earthquake ever recorded in the United States, but there are no reports of significant damage or fatalities.
2018
A double car bombing in Benghazi, Libya, kills at least 33 people and wounds "dozens" of others. The victims include both military personnel and civilians, according to local officials.
2003
A very weak signal from Pioneer 10 is detected for the last time, but no usable data can be extracted.
2002
U.S. journalist Daniel Pearl is kidnapped in Karachi, Pakistan and subsequently murdered.
2001
Five people attempt to set themselves on fire in Beijing's Tiananmen Square, an act that many people later claim is staged by the Communist Party of China to frame Falun Gong and thus escalate their persecution.
1998
Netscape announced Mozilla, with the intention to release Communicator code as open source.
1997
Madeleine Albright becomes the first woman to serve as United States Secretary of State.
1986
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducts its first members: Little Richard, Chuck Berry, James Brown, Ray Charles, Sam Cooke, Fats Domino, The Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis Presley.
1973
United States President Richard Nixon announces that a peace accord has been reached in Vietnam.
1967
Diplomatic relations between the Soviet Union and Ivory Coast are established.
1967
Milton Keynes (England) is founded as a new town by Order in Council, with a planning brief to become a city of 250,000 people. Its initial designated area enclosed three existing towns and twenty one villages. The area to be developed was largely farmland, with evidence of continuous settlement dating back to the Bronze Age.
1964
The 24th Amendment to the United States Constitution, prohibiting the use of poll taxes in national elections, is ratified.
1963
The Guinea-Bissau War of Independence officially begins when PAIGC guerrilla fighters attack the Portuguese army stationed in Tite.
1961
The Portuguese luxury cruise shipSanta Maria is hijacked by opponents of the Estado Novo regime with the intention of waging war until dictator António de Oliveira Salazar is overthrown.
1960
The bathyscapheUSS Trieste breaks a depth record by descending to 10,911 metres (35,797 ft) in the Pacific Ocean.
1958
After a general uprising and rioting in the streets, PresidentMarcos Pérez Jiménez leaves Venezuela.
1957
American inventor Walter Frederick Morrison sells the rights to his flying disc to the Wham-O toy company, which later renames it the "Frisbee".
1950
The Knesset resolves that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel.
1945
World War II: German admiral Karl Dönitz launches Operation Hannibal.
1943
World War II: Troops of the BritishEighth Army capture Tripoli in Libya from the German-Italian Panzer Army.
1942
World War II: The Battle of Rabaul commences Japan's invasion of Australia's Territory of New Guinea.
1941
Charles Lindbergh testifies before the U.S. Congress and recommends that the United States negotiate a neutrality pact with Adolf Hitler.
1937
The trial of the anti-Soviet Trotskyist center sees seventeen mid-level Communists accused of sympathizing with Leon Trotsky and plotting to overthrow Joseph Stalin's regime.
1920
The Netherlands refuses to surrender the exiled Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany to the Allies.
1912
The International Opium Convention is signed at The Hague.
1909
RMS Republic, a passenger ship of the White Star Line, becomes the first ship to use the CQD distress signal after colliding with another ship, the SS Florida, off the Massachusetts coastline, an event that kills six people. The Republic sinks the next day.
1904
Ålesund Fire: the Norwegian coastal town Ålesund is devastated by fire, leaving 10,000 people homeless and one person dead. KaiserWilhelm II funds the rebuilding of the town in Jugendstil style.
1900
Second Boer War: The Battle of Spion Kop between the forces of the South African Republic and the Orange Free State and British forces ends in a British defeat.
1899
The Malolos Constitution is inaugurated, establishing the First Philippine Republic. Emilio Aguinaldo is sworn in as its firstPresident.
1879
Anglo-Zulu War: the Battle of Rorke's Drift ends.
1870
In Montana, U.S. cavalrymen kill 173 Native Americans, mostly women and children, in what becomes known as the Marias Massacre.
1849
Elizabeth Blackwell is awarded her M.D. by the Geneva Medical College of Geneva, New York, becoming the United States' first female doctor.
1846
Slavery in Tunisia is abolished.
1795
After an extraordinary charge across the frozen Zuiderzee, the French cavalry captured 14 Dutch ships and 850 guns, in a rare occurrence of a battle between ships and cavalry.
1793
Second Partition of Poland.
1789
Georgetown College, the first Catholic university in the United States, is founded in Georgetown, Maryland (now a part of Washington, D.C.)
1719
The Principality of Liechtenstein is created within the Holy Roman Empire.
1656
Blaise Pascal publishes the first of his Lettres provinciales.
1579
The Union of Utrecht forms a Protestant republic in the Netherlands.
1571
The Royal Exchange opens in London.
1570
James Stewart, 1st Earl of Moray, regent for the infant King James VI of Scotland, is assassinated by firearm, the first recorded instance of such.
1556
The deadliest earthquake in history, the Shaanxi earthquake, hits Shaanxi province, China. The death toll may have been as high as 830,000.
1546
Having published nothing for eleven years, François Rabelais publishes the Tiers Livre, his sequel to Gargantua and Pantagruel.
1368
In a coronation ceremony, Zhu Yuanzhang ascends the throne of China as the Hongwu Emperor, initiating Ming dynasty rule over China that would last for three centuries.
1264
In the conflict between King Henry III of England and his rebellious barons led by Simon de Montfort, King Louis IX of France issues the Mise of Amiens, a one-sided decision in favour of Henry that later leads to the Second Barons' War.
971
Using crossbows, Song dynasty troops soundly defeat a war elephant corps of the Southern Han at Shao.
393
Roman EmperorTheodosius I proclaims his eight-year-old son Honorius co-emperor.

Births On This Day

1998
XXXTentacion, American rapper
1995
Luke Bateman, Australian rugby league player
1995
Tuimoala Lolohea, New Zealand rugby league player
1994
Addison Russell, American baseball player
1992
Reina Triendl, Japanese model and actress
1990
Şener Özbayraklı, Turkish footballer
1990
Alex Silva, Canadian wrestler
1990
Martyn Waghorn, English footballer
1988
Shaun Kenny-Dowall, Australian-New Zealand rugby league player
1987
Leo Komarov, Finnish ice hockey player
1986
Gelete Burka, Ethiopian runner
1986
Marc Laird, Scottish footballer
1986
José Enrique, Spanish footballer
1986
Michael Stevens, American YouTuber and educator
1986
Steven Taylor, English footballer
1986
Sandro Viletta, Swiss skier
1985
Dong Fangzhuo, Chinese footballer
1985
Doutzen Kroes, Dutch model and actress
1985
Yevgeny Lukyanenko, Russian pole vaulter
1985
Aselefech Mergia, Ethiopian runner
1985
Jeff Samardzija, American baseball player
1985
San E, South Korean rapper
1984
Robbie Farah, Australian rugby league player
1984
Arjen Robben, Dutch footballer
1983
Irving Saladino, Panamanian long jumper
1982
Wily Mo Peña, Dominican baseball player
1982
Oceana Mahlmann, German singer and songwriter
1982
Andrew Rock, American sprinter
1981
Rob Friend, Canadian soccer player
1979
Larry Hughes, American basketball player
1979
Dawn O'Porter, Scottish-English fashion designer and journalist
1979
Juan Rincón, Venezuelan baseball player and coach
1976
Brandon Duckworth, American baseball player and scout
1976
Anne Margrethe Hausken, Norwegian orienteering competitor
1976
Alex Shaffer, American skier
1975
Phil Dawson, American football player
1974
Glen Chapple, English cricketer
1974
Yosvani Pérez, Cuban baseball player
1974
Richard T. Slone, English painter
1974
Tiffani Thiessen, American actress
1973
Tomas Holmström, Swedish ice hockey player
1972
Ewen Bremner, Scottish actor
1971
Scott Gibbs, Welsh-South African rugby player and sportscaster
1971
Kevin Mawae, American football player and coach
1971
Marc Nelson, American singer-songwriter
1971
Adam Parore, New Zealand cricketer and mountaineer
1971
Claire Rankin, Canadian actress
1971
Lisa Snowdon, English television and radio presenter and fashion model
1970
Spyridon Vasdekis, Greek long jumper
1969
Andrei Kanchelskis, Ukrainian-Russian footballer and manager
1969
Brendan Shanahan, Canadian ice hockey player and actor
1969
Susen Tiedtke, German long jumper
1968
Taro Hakase, Japanese violinist and composer
1968
Petr Korda, Czech-Monacan tennis player
1967
Owen Cunningham, Australian rugby league player
1966
Damien Hardman, Australian surfer
1966
Haywoode Workman, American basketball player and referee
1965
Louie Clemente, American drummer
1964
Jonatha Brooke, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1964
Mariska Hargitay, American actress and producer
1964
Bharrat Jagdeo, Guyanese economist and politician, 7th President of Guyana
1964
Mario Roberge, Canadian ice hockey player
1962
David Arnold, English composer
1962
Aivar Lillevere, Estonian footballer and coach
1962
Elvira Lindo, Spanish journalist and author
1961
Neil Henry, Australian rugby league player and coach
1961
Yelena Sinchukova, Russian long jumper
1960
Jean-François Sauvé, Canadian ice hockey player
1960
Greg Ritchie, Australian cricketer
1959
Clive Bull, English radio host
1958
Sergey Litvinov, Russian hammer thrower (d. 2018)
1957
Caroline, Princess of Hanover
1954
Trevor Hohns, Australian cricketer
1953
John Luther Adams, American composer
1953
Alister McGrath, Irish priest, historian, and theologian
1953
Antonio Villaraigosa, American politician, 41st Mayor of Los Angeles
1953
Robin Zander, American rock singer-songwriter and guitarist
1952
Omar Henry, South African cricketer
1951
Margaret Bailes, American sprinter
1951
Chesley Sullenberger, American captain and pilot
1950
Richard Dean Anderson, American actor, producer, and composer
1950
Bill Cunningham, American bass and keyboard player
1950
John Greaves, Welsh bass player and songwriter
1950
Guida Maria, Portuguese actress (d. 2018)
1950
Suzanne Scotchmer, American economist and academic (d. 2014)
1950
Luis Alberto Spinetta, Argentinian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and poet (d. 2012)
1948
Anita Pointer, American R&B/soul singer-songwriter
1947
Tom Carper, American captain and politician, 71st Governor of Delaware
1947
Megawati Sukarnoputri, Indonesian politician, 5th President of Indonesia
1946
Arnoldo Alemán, Nicaraguan lawyer and politician, President of Nicaragua
1946
Boris Berezovsky, Russian-English businessman and mathematician (d. 2013)
1946
Zvonko Bušić, Croatian terrorist, hijacker of TWA Flight 355 (d. 2013)
1946
Don Whittington, American race car driver
1945
Mike Harris, Canadian politician, 22nd Premier of Ontario
1944
Rutger Hauer, Dutch actor, director, and producer
1943
Gary Burton, American vibraphone player and composer
1943
Özhan Canaydın, Turkish basketball player and businessman (d. 2010)
1943
Gil Gerard, American actor and producer
1942
Laurie Mayne, Australian cricketer
1942
Herman Tjeenk Willink, Dutch judge and politician
1941
Jock R. Anderson, Australian economist and academic
1941
João Ubaldo Ribeiro, Brazilian journalist, author, and academic (d. 2014)
1940
Alan Cheuse, American writer and critic (d. 2015)
1940
Joe Dowell, American pop singer (d. 2016)
1939
Ed Roberts, American disability rights activist (d. 1995)
1938
Giant Baba, Japanese wrestler and promoter, founded All Japan Pro Wrestling (d. 1999)
1938
Georg Baselitz, German painter and sculptor
1936
Brian Howe, Australian minister and politician, 8th Deputy Prime Minister of Australia
1936
Jerry Kramer, American football player and sportscaster
1936
Cécile Ousset, French pianist
1935
Mike Agostini, Trinidadian sprinter (d. 2016)
1935
Tom Reamy, American author (d. 1977)
1934
Pierre Bourgault, Canadian journalist and politician (d. 2003)
1933
Bill Hayden, Australian politician, 21st Governor General of Australia
1933
Chita Rivera, American actress, singer, and dancer
1932
George Allen, English footballer (d. 2016)
1932
Larri Thomas, American actress and dancer (d. 2013)
1930
Filaret, Patriarch of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kyivan
1930
Mervyn Rose, Australian tennis player (d. 2017)
1930
Derek Walcott, Saint Lucian poet and playwright, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2017)
1930
Teresa Żylis-Gara, Polish operatic soprano
1929
Myron Cope, American journalist and sportscaster (d. 2008)
1929
Phillip Knightley, Australian journalist, author, and critic (d. 2016)
1929
John Polanyi, German-Canadian chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
1928
Chico Carrasquel, Venezuelan baseball player and manager (d. 2005)
1928
Jeanne Moreau, French actress (d. 2017)
1927
Lars-Eric Lindblad, Swedish-American businessman and explorer (d. 1994)
1927
Fred Williams, Australian painter (d. 1982)
1926
Bal Thackeray, Indian journalist, cartoonist, and politician (d. 2012)
1925
Marty Paich, American pianist, composer, producer, and conductor (d. 1995)
1924
Frank Lautenberg, American soldier, businessman, and politician (d. 2013)
1923
Horace Ashenfelter, American runner (d. 2018)
1923
Cot Deal, American baseball player and coach (d. 2013)
1923
Walter M. Miller, Jr., American soldier and author (d. 1996)
1922
Leon Golub, American painter and academic (d. 2004)
1920
Gottfried Böhm, German architect
1920
Henry Eriksson, Swedish runner (d. 2000)
1920
Walter Frederick Morrison, American businessman, invented the Frisbee (d. 2010)
1919
Frances Bay, Canadian-American actress (d. 2011)
1919
Hans Hass, Austrian biologist and diver (d. 2013)
1919
Ernie Kovacs, American actor and game show host (d. 1962)
1919
Bob Paisley, English footballer and manager (d. 1996)
1918
Gertrude B. Elion, American biochemist and pharmacologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1999)
1918
Florence Rush, American social worker and theorist (d. 2008)
1916
David Douglas Duncan, American photographer and journalist (d. 2018)
1916
Airey Neave, English colonel, lawyer, and politician, Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (d. 1979)
1915
Herma Bauma, Austrian javelin thrower and handball player (d. 2003)
1915
W. Arthur Lewis, Saint Lucian-Barbadian economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1991)
1915
Potter Stewart, American lawyer and judge (d. 1985)
1913
Jean-Michel Atlan, Algerian-French painter (d. 1960)
1913
Wally Parks, American businessman, founded the National Hot Rod Association (d. 2007)
1912
Boris Pokrovsky, Russian director and manager (d. 2009)
1910
Django Reinhardt, Belgian guitarist and composer (d. 1953)
1907
Dan Duryea, American actor and singer (d. 1968)
1907
Hideki Yukawa, Japanese physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1981)
1905
Erich Borchmeyer, German sprinter (d. 2000)
1903
Jorge Eliécer Gaitán, Colombian lawyer and politician, 16th Minister of National Education of Colombia (d. 1948)
1901
Arthur Wirtz, American businessman (d. 1983)
1900
William Ifor Jones, Welsh organist and conductor (d. 1988)
1899
Glen Kidston, English race car driver and pilot (d. 1931)
1898
Georg Kulenkampff, German violinist (d. 1948)
1898
Randolph Scott, American actor (d. 1987)
1898
Freda Utley, English scholar and author (d. 1978)
1897
Subhas Chandra Bose, Indian activist and politician (d. 1945)
1897
Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky, Austrian architect (d. 2000)
1897
Ieva Simonaitytė, Lithuanian author (d. 1978)
1897
William Stephenson, Canadian captain and spy (d. 1989)
1896
Alf Blair, Australian rugby league player and coach (d. 1944)
1896
Alf Hall, English-South African cricketer (d. 1964)
1894
Jyotirmoyee Devi, Indian author (d. 1988)
1880
Antonio Díaz Soto y Gama, Mexican politician (d. 1967)
1878
Rutland Boughton, English composer (d. 1960)
1876
Otto Diels, German chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1954)
1872
Paul Langevin, French physicist and academic (d. 1946)
1872
Jože Plečnik, Slovenian architect, designed Plečnik Parliament (d. 1957)
1862
David Hilbert, Russian-German mathematician and academic (d. 1943)
1862
Frank Shuman, American inventor and engineer (d. 1918)
1857
Andrija Mohorovičić, Croatian meteorologist and seismologist (d. 1936)
1855
John Browning, American weapons designer, founded the Browning Arms Company (d. 1926)
1846
Nikolay Umov, Russian physicist and mathematician (d. 1915)
1840
Ernst Abbe, German physicist and engineer (d. 1905)
1838
Marianne Cope, German-American nun and saint (d. 1918)
1833
Muthu Coomaraswamy, Sri Lankan lawyer and politician (d. 1879)
1832
Édouard Manet, French painter (d. 1883)
1828
Saigō Takamori, Japanese samurai (d. 1877)
1813
Camilla Collett, Norwegian novelist and activist (d. 1895)
1809
Surendra Sai, Indian activist (d. 1884)
1799
Alois Negrelli, Tyrolean engineer and railroad pioneer active in the Austrian Empire (d. 1858)
1786
Auguste de Montferrand, French-Russian architect, designed Saint Isaac's Cathedral and Alexander Column (d. 1858)
1783
Stendhal, French novelist (d. 1842)
1780
Georgios Karaiskakis, Greek general (d. 1827)
1752
Muzio Clementi, Italian pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1832)
1745
William Jessop, English engineer, built the Cromford Canal (d. 1814)
1737
John Hancock, American general and politician, 1st Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1793)
1719
John Landen, English mathematician and theorist (d. 1790)
1622
Abraham Diepraam, Dutch painter (d. 1670)
1585
Mary Ward, English Catholic Religious Sister (d. 1645)
1514
Hai Rui, Chinese politician (d. 1587)
1378
Louis III, Elector Palatine (d. 1436)
1350
Vincent Ferrer, Spanish missionary and saint (d. 1419)
599
Tai Zong, emperor of the Tang Dynasty (d. 649)

Deaths On This Day

2018
Hugh Masekela, South African trumpeter, composer and singer (b. 1939)
2018
Nicanor Parra, Chilean poet (b. 1914)
2018
Wyatt Tee Walker, American civil rights activist and pastor (b. 1928)
2017
Bobby Freeman, American singer, songwriter and record producer (b. 1940)
2017
Gorden Kaye, English actor (b. 1941)
2016
Jimmy Bain, Scottish bassist (b. 1947)
2016
Bobby Wanzer, American basketball player and coach (b. 1921)
2015
Ernie Banks, American baseball player and coach (b. 1931)
2015
Prosper Ego, Dutch activist, founded the Oud-Strijders Legioen (b. 1927)
2015
Abdullah of Saudi Arabia (b. 1924)
2014
Yuri Izrael, Russian meteorologist and journalist (b. 1930)
2014
Riz Ortolani, Italian composer and conductor (b. 1926)
2013
Józef Glemp, Polish cardinal (b. 1929)
2013
Peter van der Merwe, South African cricketer and referee (b. 1937)
2013
Jean-Félix-Albert-Marie Vilnet, French bishop (b. 1922)
2012
Wesley E. Brown, American lawyer and jurist (b. 1907)
2012
Maurice Meisner, American historian, author, and academic (b. 1931)
2012
Bingham Ray, American businessman, co-founded October Films (b. 1954)
2011
Jack LaLanne, American fitness instructor, author, and television host (b. 1914)
2010
Kermit Tyler, American colonel and pilot (b. 1913)
2010
Earl Wild, American pianist and composer (b. 1915)
2009
Robert W. Scott, American farmer and politician, 67th Governor of North Carolina (b. 1929)
2007
Syed Hussein Alatas, Malaysian sociologist and politician (b. 1928)
2007
E. Howard Hunt, American CIA officer (b. 1918)
2007
Ryszard Kapuściński, Polish journalist and author (b. 1932)
2005
Morys Bruce, 4th Baron Aberdare, English lieutenant and politician (b. 1921)
2005
Johnny Carson, American talk show host, television personality, and producer (b. 1925)
2004
Bob Keeshan, American television personality and producer (b. 1927)
2004
Helmut Newton, German-Australian photographer (b. 1920)
2003
Nell Carter, American actress and singer (b. 1948)
2002
Paul Aars, American race car driver (b. 1934)
2002
Pierre Bourdieu, French sociologist, anthropologist, and philosopher (b. 1930)
2002
Robert Nozick, American philosopher, author, and academic (b. 1938)
1999
Joe D'Amato, Italian director and cinematographer (b. 1936)
1999
Jay Pritzker, American businessman, co-founded the Hyatt Corporation (b. 1922)
1994
Nikolai Ogarkov, Russian field marshal (b. 1917)
1994
Brian Redhead, English journalist and author (b. 1929)
1993
Keith Laumer, American soldier, author, and diplomat (b. 1925)
1992
Freddie Bartholomew, American actor (b. 1924)
1991
Northrop Frye, Canadian author and critic (b. 1912)
1990
Allen Collins, American guitarist and songwriter (b. 1952)
1989
Salvador Dalí, Spanish painter and sculptor (b. 1904)
1989
Lars-Erik Torph, Swedish race car driver (b. 1961)
1988
Charles Glen King, American biochemist and academic (b. 1896)
1986
Joseph Beuys, German sculptor and painter (b. 1921)
1984
Muin Bseiso, Palestinian-Egyptian poet and critic (b. 1926)
1983
Fred Bakewell, English cricketer and coach (b. 1908)
1981
Samuel Barber, American pianist and composer (b. 1910)
1980
Giovanni Michelotti, Italian engineer (b. 1921)
1978
Terry Kath, American guitarist and songwriter (b. 1946)
1978
Jack Oakie, American actor (b. 1903)
1977
Toots Shor, American businessman, founded Toots Shor's Restaurant (b. 1903)
1976
Paul Robeson, American actor, singer, and activist (b. 1898)
1973
Alexander Onassis, American-Greek businessman (b. 1948)
1973
Kid Ory, American trombonist, composer, and bandleader (b. 1886)
1971
Fritz Feigl, Austrian-Brazilian chemist and academic (b. 1871)
1966
T. M. Sabaratnam, Sri Lankan lawyer and politician (d. 1895)
1963
Józef Gosławski, Polish sculptor (b. 1908)
1956
Alexander Korda, Hungarian-English director and producer (b. 1893)
1947
Pierre Bonnard, French painter (b. 1867)
1944
Edvard Munch, Norwegian painter and illustrator (b. 1863)
1943
Alexander Woollcott, American actor, playwright, and critic (b. 1887)
1939
Matthias Sindelar, Austrian footballer and manager (b. 1903)
1937
Orso Mario Corbino, Italian physicist and politician (b. 1876)
1931
Anna Pavlova, Russian-English ballerina (b. 1881)
1923
Max Nordau, Austrian physician and author (b. 1849)
1922
René Beeh, Alsatian painter and draughtsman (b. 1886)
1922
Arthur Nikisch, Hungarian conductor and academic (b. 1855)
1921
Mykola Leontovych, Ukrainian composer and conductor (b. 1877)
1893
Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar II, American lawyer and politician, 16th United States Secretary of the Interior (b. 1825)
1893
José Zorrilla, Spanish poet and playwright (b. 1817)
1883
Gustave Doré, French engraver and illustrator (b. 1832)
1875
Charles Kingsley English priest and author (b. 1819)
1866
Thomas Love Peacock, English author and poet (b. 1785)
1837
John Field, Irish pianist and composer (b. 1782)
1833
Edward Pellew, 1st Viscount Exmouth, English admiral and politician (b. 1757)
1820
Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn (b. 1767)
1812
Robert Craufurd, Scottish general and politician (b. 1764)
1810
Johann Wilhelm Ritter, German chemist and physicist (b. 1776)
1806
William Pitt the Younger, English politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1759)
1805
Claude Chappe, French engineer (b. 1763)
1803
Arthur Guinness, Irish brewer, founded Guinness (b. 1725)
1800
Edward Rutledge, American captain and politician, 39th Governor of South Carolina (b. 1749)
1789
Frances Brooke, English author and playwright (b. 1724)
1789
John Cleland, English author (b. 1709)
1785
Matthew Stewart, Scottish mathematician and academic (b. 1717)
1744
Giambattista Vico, Italian historian and philosopher (b. 1668)
1650
Philip Herbert, 4th Earl of Pembroke (b. 1584)
1622
William Baffin, English explorer and navigator (b. 1584)
1620
John Croke, English politician and judge (b. 1553)
1570
James Stewart, 1st Earl of Moray, Scottish politician (b. 1531)
1567
Jiajing Emperor of China (b. 1507)
1549
Johannes Honter, Romanian-Hungarian cartographer and theologian (b. 1498)
1548
Bernardo Pisano, Italian priest, scholar, and composer (b. 1490)
1516
Ferdinand II of Aragon (b. 1452)
1423
Margaret of Bavaria, Burgundian regent (b. 1363)
1297
Florent of Hainaut, Prince of Achaea (b. c. 1255)
1252
Isabella, Queen of Armenia
1199
Abu Yusuf Yaqub al-Mansur, Moroccan caliph (b. 1160)
1002
Otto III, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 980)
989
Adalbero, archbishop of Reims
667
Ildefonsus, bishop of Toledo

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