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On This Day in History:  January 8

January 8 is the 8th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. 357 days remain until the end of the year (358 in leap years).

Lottery News On This Day

2020
One of the UK's first lottery millionaires reveals how she's lived off her $3.5 million win. Next week will mark a quarter of a century since the first National Lottery draw and to mark it, we have tracked down one of the first batch of millionaires it created.
2017
Odds of a Mississippi Lottery still long, but may be improving. This year there is a little additional optimism around the idea of starting a Mississippi Lottery, as the state's Republican governor said he would be open to discussions of a lottery.
2017
Trials for Tipton brothers charged in lottery scandal delayed. Trials for brothers charged with ongoing criminal conduct in Iowa for allegedly fixing lottery games to collect jackpots have been delayed.
2016
$800 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot approaches billion-dollar range. This is the lottery jackpot every lottery player has been waiting for!
2016
Republican lawmakers to sponsor Alabama lottery bill. Republican Senator Jim McClendon from Springville plans to sponsor a bill during the legislative session that begins Feb. 2 that would allow the people to vote on whether to create a lottery in Alabama.
2016
$1,000-a-month lifetime lottery ticket auctioned for $40,000. An online auction for a lottery ticket that pays $1,000 a month for the rest of a 73-year-old Kalamazoo man's life went into overtime on Thursday, Jan. 7, ending with a winning bid of more than $40,000.
2014
Man thought he scratched a $1,000 prize, really won $100,000. David Lane thought he'd won $1,000 with an Oregon Lottery Cash Flurries Scratch-it ticket -- but he forgot to scratch off the final symbol.
2014
Keno: The Next Big Bet For The N.H. Lottery?. A push is underway to legalize Keno in bars and restaurants in an attempt to capture money spent by New Hampshire residents in Massachusetts.
2013
New look for Florida Lottery. The Florida Lottery used its 25th anniversary to unveil a new logo on Monday, aiming to boost the $4.8 billion-a-year gaming system that is a major funding source for Florida's schools.
2013
Pennsylvania Lottery privatization Q&A. Pennsylvania Revenue Secretary Dan Meuser and Aging Secretary Brian Duke took a few minutes to talk about the proposed privatization of the state lottery and the bid submitted by a North American subsidiary of the Camelot Group, which runs the National Lottery in the United Kingdom.
2013
Kentucky Lottery adds new rewards program. The Kentucky Lottery has launched the new Fun Club Rewards program, a multi-part initiative which rewards players with points for eligible non-winning scratch-off tickets purchased while making them automatically entered into drawings to win large cash prizes.
2010
Casino table games are coming to Pennsylvania. It's a done deal at last. Table games are coming to Pennsylvania by the end of the year.
2009
24 year-old Calif. man claims lottery riches. The $47 million winner of the Mega Millions lottery game was all smiles Wednesday afternoon when he claimed his winnings and was introduced at a news conference as Todd Moitz, California Lottery officials said.
2009
Lottery ticket 'printing error' voids huge jackpot. Unlucky lotto "winner" Thomas Noftall may not have won the jackpot, but the 27-year-old will take home some cash from the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. after all.
2009
Colorado Lottery investigates 21-time prize winner. The Colorado Lottery launched an investigation into a repeat winner and his self-described "system" for winning the Cash Five jackpot again and again.
2004
'I Lied' -- Woman Drops Lottery Lawsuit. Elecia Battle is dropping her claim to the winning ticket sold in last week's $162 million Mega Millions jackpot.
2004
N.H. Lottery Accidentally Draws 2 Sets Of Winning Numbers. Players in the Tri-State Pick 3 lottery had two chances to win the midday jackpot Tuesday.
2004
Powerball Jackpot Jumps To $21 Million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Wednesday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $21 million, with a cash option of $11.7 million.
2004
South Carolina Education Lottery Turns 2. In the two years since its launch, lottery officials said total sales racked up at more than $1.5 billion.
2004
Florida Lottery Seeks Winner Of July 23 Fantasy 5. The Florida Lottery is looking for the winner of an unclaimed Fantasy 5 ticket worth $61,796.56.
2004
Clerk free on bail in lottery ticket case. A Cook County judge set bail at $25,000 Wednesday for a Chicago Board Options Exchange clerk accused of swiping her co-workers' winning $175,000 lottery ticket.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$949.8 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 9, 2016
2.$258 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 8, 2020
3.$221 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jan 9, 2015
4.$165 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jan 8, 2016
5.$162 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 10, 2015
6.$131 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 10, 2007
7.$126 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jan 10, 2017
8.€103 Million
US$124.76 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jan 13, 2006
9.$122 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jan 9, 2007
10.$120 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 10, 2009
11.$106 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 11, 2017
12.€87.76 Million
US$100.45 Million
Draw Date
Jan 8, 2019
13.€81.62 Million
US$97.77 Million
Draw Date
Jan 8, 2018
14.£66.07 Million
US$95.92 Million
United Kingdom
Lotto
Draw Date
Jan 9, 2016
15.$92 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jan 11, 2005
16.€83 Million
US$91.51 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jan 10, 2020
17.$82 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 9, 2019
18.$80 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jan 10, 2020
19.€72.75 Million
US$76.91 Million
Draw Date
Jan 10, 2017
20.€53 Million
US$71.8 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jan 9, 2009
21.$71 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 9, 2008
22.$70 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 9, 2013
22.$70 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 8, 2014
24.$68 Million
California
SuperLotto Plus
Draw Date
Jan 8, 2005
24.$68 Million
California
SuperLotto Plus
Draw Date
Jan 11, 2017

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1997
Wednesday, Jan 8, 1997
23 years old
1994
Saturday, Jan 8, 1994
26 years old
1987
Thursday, Jan 8, 1987
33 years old
1987
Thursday, Jan 8, 1987
33 years old
1985
Tuesday, Jan 8, 1985
35 years old
1981
Thursday, Jan 8, 1981
39 years old
1979
Monday, Jan 8, 1979
41 years old
1975
Wednesday, Jan 8, 1975
45 years old
1973
Monday, Jan 8, 1973
47 years old
1965
Friday, Jan 8, 1965
55 years old
1964
Wednesday, Jan 8, 1964
56 years old
1960
Friday, Jan 8, 1960
60 years old
1958
Wednesday, Jan 8, 1958
62 years old
1956
Sunday, Jan 8, 1956
64 years old
1951
Monday, Jan 8, 1951
69 years old
1946
Tuesday, Jan 8, 1946
74 years old
1915
Friday, Jan 8, 1915
105 years old
(year not provided)
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Worldwide Events On This Day

2016
Joaquín Guzmán, widely regarded as the world's most powerful drug trafficker, is recaptured following his escape from a maximum security prison in Mexico.
2011
The attempted assassination of ArizonaRepresentativeGabrielle Giffords and subsequent shooting in Casas Adobes, Arizona, in which five people were shot dead.
2010
Gunmen from an offshoot the Front for the Liberation of the Enclave of Cabindaattack a bus carrying the Togo national football team on its way to the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations, killing three.
2009
A 6.1-magnitude earthquake in northern Costa Rica kills 15 people and injures 32.
2005
The nuclear sub USS San Francisco collides at full speed with an undersea mountain south of Guam. One man is killed, but the sub surfaces and is repaired.
2004
The RMS Queen Mary 2, then the largest ocean liner ever built, is christened by her namesake's granddaughter, Queen Elizabeth II.
2003
Turkish Airlines Flight 634 crashes near Diyarbakır Airport, Turkey, killing the entire crew and 70 of the 75 passengers.
2003
Air Midwest Flight 5481 crashes at Charlotte-Douglas Airport, Charlotte, North Carolina, killing all 21 people on board.
2002
President George W. Bush signs into law the No Child Left Behind Act.
1996
An Antonov An-32 cargo aircraft crashes into a crowded market in Kinshasa, Zaire, killing up to 223 on the ground; two of six crew members are also killed.
1994
Russian cosmonautValeri Polyakov on Soyuz TM-18 leaves for Mir. He would stay on the space station until March 22, 1995, for a record 437 days in space.
1989
Kegworth air disaster: British Midland Flight 92, a Boeing 737-400, crashes into the M1 motorway, killing 47 of the 126 people on board.
1982
Breakup of the Bell System: AT&T agrees to divest itself of twenty-two subdivisions.
1981
A local farmer reports a UFO sighting in Trans-en-Provence, France, claimed to be "perhaps the most completely and carefully documented sighting of all time".
1979
Password Plus debuts on NBC.
1977
Three bombs explode in Moscow, Russia, Soviet Union, within 37 minutes, killing seven. The bombings are attributed to an Armenian separatist group.
1975
Ella T. Grasso becomes Governor of Connecticut, the first woman to serve as a Governor in the United States other than by succeeding her husband.
1973
Soviet space mission Luna 21 is launched.
1973
Watergate scandal: The trial of seven men accused of illegal entry into Democratic Party headquarters at Watergate begins.
1972
Bowing to international pressure, President of PakistanZulfikar Ali Bhutto releases Bengali leader Sheikh Mujibur Rahman from prison, who had been arrested after declaring the independence of Bangladesh.
1964
President Lyndon B. Johnson declares a "War on Poverty" in the United States.
1963
Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa is exhibited in the United States for the first time, at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.
1961
In France a referendum supports Charles de Gaulle's policies in Algeria.
1956
Operation Auca: Five U.S. missionaries are killed by the Huaorani of Ecuador shortly after making contact with them.
1945
World War II: Philippine Commonwealth troops under the Philippine Commonwealth Army units enter the province of Ilocos Sur in Northern Luzon and attack Japanese Imperial forces.
1940
World War II: Britain introduces food rationing.
1936
Kashf-e hijab decree is enforced by Reza Shah ordering the police to physically remove the Hijab from any woman in public.
1926
Crown Prince Nguyễn Phúc Vĩnh Thuỵ ascends to the throne, the last monarch of Vietnam.
1926
Abdul-Aziz ibn Saud was crowned King of Hejaz.
1920
The steel strike of 1919 ends in a complete failure for the Amalgamated Association of Iron, Steel and Tin Workers labor union.
1918
U.S. President Woodrow Wilson announces his "Fourteen Points" for the aftermath of World War I.
1912
The African National Congress is founded.
1904
The Blackstone Library is dedicated, marking the beginning of the Chicago Public Library system.
1889
Herman Hollerith is issued US patent #395,791 for the 'Art of Applying Statistics' — his punched card calculator.
1877
Crazy Horse and his warriors fight their last battle against the United States Cavalry at Wolf Mountain, Montana Territory.
1867
African American men are granted the right to vote in Washington, D.C.
1863
American Civil War: Second Battle of Springfield.
1835
The United States national debt is zero for the only time.
1828
The Democratic Party of the United States is organized.
1815
War of 1812: Battle of New Orleans: Andrew Jackson leads American forces in victory over the British.
1811
An unsuccessful slave revolt is led by Charles Deslondes in St. Charles and St. James, Louisiana.
1806
Cape Colony becomes a British colony.
1790
George Washington delivers the first State of the Union address in New York City.
1746
Second Jacobite rising: Bonnie Prince Charlie occupies Stirling.
1735
Premiere performance of George Frideric Handel's Ariodante at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.
1547
The first Lithuanian-language book, Simple Words of Catechism, is published in Königsberg.
1499
Louis XII of France marries Anne of Brittany in accordance with a law set by his predecessor, Charles VIII.
1454
The papal bullRomanus Pontifex awards the Kingdom of Portugal exclusive trade and colonization rights to all of Africa south of Cape Bojador.
1297
François Grimaldi, disguised as a monk, leads his men to capture the fortress protecting the Rock of Monaco, establishing his family as the rulers of Monaco.
871
Alfred the Great leads a West Saxon army to repel an invasion by DanelawVikings.
387
Siyaj K'ak' conquers Waka.
307
Jin Huidi, Chinese emperor of the Jin Dynasty, is poisoned and succeeded by Jin Huaidi.

Births On This Day

2000
Noah Cyrus, American actress and singer
1998
Manuel Locatelli Italian footballer
1993
Giovanni Galbieri, Italian sprinter
1993
James Tedesco, Australian rugby league player
1992
Stefanie Dolson, American basketball player
1992
Koke, Spanish footballer
1992
Apostolos Vellios, Greek footballer
1991
Jorge Enríquez, Mexican footballer
1991
Josh Hazlewood, Australian cricketer
1991
Josh Jackson, Australian rugby league player
1991
Stefan Savić, Montenegrin footballer
1991
Shin Ji-min, South Korean singer and rapper
1991
Emiliano Tabone, Argentinian footballer
1990
Hassan Adhuham, Maldivian footballer
1990
Jeff Allen, American football player
1990
Sascha Bigalke, German footballer
1990
Scott Pye, Australian race car driver
1989
Aaron Cruden, New Zealand rugby player
1989
Kristján Einar, Icelandic race car driver
1989
Lee Yi-kyung, South Korean actor
1988
Vitaliy Hoshkoderya, Ukrainian footballer
1988
Adrián López, Spanish footballer
1988
Michael Mancienne, English footballer
1987
Carmen Klaschka, German tennis player
1986
David Silva, Spanish footballer
1984
Jeff Francoeur, American baseball player
1984
Stephen Simpson, South African race car driver
1984
Jeon Ji-ae, South Korean actress
1984
Kim Jong-un, North Korean soldier and politician, 3rd Supreme Leader of North Korea
1983
Jon Daly, Irish footballer
1983
Chris Masters, American wrestler and actor
1982
Emanuele Calaiò, Italian footballer
1982
Gaby Hoffmann, American actress
1981
Jeff Francis, Canadian baseball player
1981
Ioannis Kokkodis, Greek swimmer
1981
Virgil Spier, Dutch sprinter and hurdler
1981
Trent Waterhouse, Australian rugby league player
1980
Adam Goodes, Australian footballer
1980
Rachel Nichols, American actress and producer
1979
Torry Castellano, American drummer
1979
Seol Ki-hyeon, South Korean footballer and manager
1979
Adrian Mutu, Romanian footballer
1979
Stipe Pletikosa, Croatian footballer
1979
Sarah Polley, Canadian actress, director, and screenwriter
1979
Tomasz Schafernaker, Polish-English meteorologist
1979
Mirella van Melis, Dutch cyclist
1977
Amber Benson, American actress, writer, director, and producer
1977
Francesco Coco, Italian footballer
1976
Kenneth Andam, Ghanaian sprinter and businessman
1976
Carl Pavano, American baseball player
1975
Harris Jayaraj, Indian composer and producer
1973
Mike Cameron, American baseball player
1973
Henning Solberg, Norwegian race car driver
1973
Jason Stevens, Australian rugby league player and sportscaster
1972
Paul Clement, English footballer, coach, and manager
1972
Giuseppe Favalli, Italian footballer
1972
Jacob Sager Weinstein, American author and humorist
1971
Jason Giambi, American baseball player
1971
Jesper Jansson, Swedish footballer
1971
Mike Süsser, German chef and author
1971
Pascal Zuberbühler, Swiss footballer and coach
1970
Rachel Friend, Australian actress and journalist
1970
Rod Maybon, Australian rugby league player
1969
J. Hunter Johnson, American game designer, author, and translator
1967
Torsten Gowitzke, German footballer and manager
1967
Steven Jacobs, Australian television host and actor
1967
R. Kelly, American singer-songwriter, record producer, and former professional basketball player
1967
Tom Watson, English politician
1966
Willie Anderson, American basketball player
1966
Igor Vyazmikin, Russian ice hockey player (d. 2009)
1966
Andrew Wood, American singer-songwriter (d. 1990)
1964
Marc Quinn, English sculptor
1964
Ron Sexsmith, Canadian singer-songwriter
1961
Keith Arkell, English chess player
1961
Shoaib Mohammad, Pakistani cricketer
1960
Lee Tomboulian, American pianist, accordion player, composer, and educator
1960
Dave Weckl, American drummer
1959
Kim Duk-koo, South Korean boxer (d. 1982)
1959
Mike Harwood, Australian golfer
1959
Paul Hester, Australian drummer (d. 2005)
1959
Keith Rodden, American NASCAR crew chief
1958
Betsy DeVos, American businesswoman and politician, 11th Secretary of Education
1958
Rey Misterio, Sr., Mexican wrestler, trainer, and actor
1957
Nacho Duato, Spanish dancer and choreographer
1957
David Lang, American composer and academic
1955
Joan Kingston, Canadian nurse, educator, and politician
1955
Spiros Livathinos, Greek footballer and coach
1955
Mike Reno, Canadian singer and drummer
1954
Konstantinos Kypriotis, Greek martial artist (d. 1995)
1953
Bruce Sutter, American baseball player
1952
Vladimir Feltsman, Russian-American pianist and educator
1952
Peter McCullagh, Irish mathematician and academic
1952
Mel Reynolds, American academic and politician
1951
Kenny Anthony, Saint Lucian politician, 5th Prime Minister of Saint Lucia
1951
John McTiernan, American director and producer
1951
Franz Pachl, German chess player and composer
1951
Karen Tei Yamashita, American author and academic
1949
John Podesta, American lawyer and politician, 20th White House Chief of Staff
1949
Lawrence Rowe, Jamaican cricketer
1948
Gillies MacKinnon, Scottish director and screenwriter
1947
Don Bendell, American rancher and author
1947
David Bowie, English singer-songwriter, producer, and actor (d. 2016)
1947
David Gates, American journalist and novelist
1947
Antti Kalliomäki, Finnish pole vaulter and politician
1947
Samuel Schmid, Swiss lawyer and politician, 90th President of the Swiss Confederation
1947
Terry Sylvester, English singer and guitarist
1947
Luke Williams, New Zealand-American wrestler
1946
Robby Krieger, American guitarist and songwriter
1945
Nancy Bond, American author and academic
1945
Kadir Topbaş, Turkish architect and politician, 31st Mayor of Istanbul
1944
Terry Brooks, American lawyer and author
1943
Charles Murray, American political scientist and author
1942
Robin Ellis, English actor
1942
Stephen Hawking, English physicist and author (d. 2018)
1942
Junichirō Koizumi, Japanese politician, 56th Prime Minister of Japan
1942
Yvette Mimieux, American actress
1942
Royce Waltman, American basketball player and coach (d. 2014)
1941
Graham Chapman, English actor and screenwriter (d. 1989)
1940
Mark Bretscher, English biologist and academic
1940
Cristy Lane, American country and gospel singer
1939
Carolina Herrera, Venezuelan-American fashion designer
1939
Ruth Maleczech, American actress (d. 2013)
1939
Alan Wilson, English mathematician and academic
1938
Bob Eubanks, American game show host and producer
1938
Yevgeny Nesterenko, Russian opera singer and educator
1937
Shirley Bassey, Welsh singer
1936
Zdeněk Mácal, Czech-American conductor
1936
Robert May, Baron May of Oxford, Australian-English zoologist, ecologist, and academic
1935
Lewis H. Lapham, American publisher, founded Lapham's Quarterly
1935
Elvis Presley, American singer, guitarist, and actor (d. 1977)
1934
Jacques Anquetil, French cyclist (d. 1987)
1934
Gene Freese, American baseball player and manager (d. 2013)
1934
Roy Kinnear, British actor (d. 1988)
1934
Alexandra Ripley, American author (d. 2004)
1933
Nolan Miller, American fashion and jewelry designer (d. 2012)
1933
Charles Osgood, American soldier and journalist
1933
Jean-Marie Straub, French director and screenwriter
1933
Willie Tasby, American baseball player
1931
Bill Graham, German-American businessman (d. 1991)
1931
Clarence Benjamin Jones, American lawyer and scholar
1929
Saeed Jaffrey, Indian-British actor (d. 2015)
1928
Slade Gorton, American colonel, lawyer, and politician, 14th Attorney General of Washington
1928
Gaston Miron, Canadian poet and author (d. 1996)
1928
Luther Perkins, American country guitarist (d. 1968)
1927
Charles Tomlinson, English poet and academic (d. 2015)
1926
Evelyn Lear, American operatic soprano (d. 2012)
1926
Lazzaro Donati, Italian artist (d. 1977)
1926
Kerwin Mathews, American actor (d. 2007)
1926
Kelucharan Mohapatra, Indian dancer and choreographer (d. 2004)
1926
Hanae Mori, Japanese fashion designer
1926
Soupy Sales, American comedian and actor (d. 2009)
1925
Mohan Rakesh, Indian author and playwright (d. 1972)
1924
Benjamin Lees, Chinese-American soldier and composer (d. 2010)
1924
Ron Moody, English actor and singer (d. 2015)
1923
Larry Storch, American actor and comedian
1923
Giorgio Tozzi, American opera singer and actor (d. 2011)
1923
Johnny Wardle, English cricketer (d. 1985)
1923
Joseph Weizenbaum, German-American computer scientist and author (d. 2008)
1922
Dale D. Myers, American engineer (d. 2015)
1922
Jan Nieuwenhuys, Dutch painter (d. 1986)
1920
Richard Benedict, American actor and director (d. 1984)
1920
Gordon Kahl, American tax protester and cop-killer (d. 1983)
1917
Peter Matthew Hillsman Taylor, American novelist, short story writer, and playwright (d. 1994)
1915
Walker Cooper, American baseball player and manager (d. 1991)
1912
José Ferrer, Puerto Rican-American actor and director (d. 1992)
1912
Lawrence Walsh, Canadian-American lawyer, judge, and politician, 4th United States Deputy Attorney General (d. 2014)
1911
Tom Delaney, English race car driver and businessman (d. 2006)
1911
Gypsy Rose Lee, American actress, dancer, and author (d. 1970)
1910
Galina Ulanova, Russian actress and ballerina (d. 1998)
1909
Ashapoorna Devi, Indian author and poet (d. 1995)
1909
Willy Millowitsch, German actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1999)
1909
Bruce Mitchell, South African cricketer (d. 1995)
1909
Nikolaos Platon, Greek archaeologist (d. 1992)
1909
Evelyn Wood, American author and educator (d. 1995)
1908
Fearless Nadia, Australian-Indian actress and stuntwoman (d. 1996)
1908
William Hartnell, English actor (d. 1975)
1907
Keizō Hayashi, Japanese general and civil servant (d. 1991)
1906
Serge Poliakoff, Russian-French painter (d. 1969)
1905
Carl Gustav Hempel, German philosopher from the Vienna and the Berlin Circle (d. 1997)
1905
Giacinto Scelsi, Italian composer and poet (d. 1988)
1904
Karl Brandt, German physician and SS officer (d. 1948)
1904
Tampa Red, American guitarist and songwriter (d. 1981)
1902
Georgy Malenkov, Russian engineer and politician (d. 1988)
1902
Carl Rogers, American psychologist and academic (d. 1987)
1900
Dorothy Adams, American character actress (d. 1988)
1900
Merlyn Myer, Australian philanthropist (d. 1982)
1899
S. W. R. D. Bandaranaike, Sri Lankan lawyer and politician, 4th Prime Minister of Sri Lanka (d. 1959)
1897
Dennis Wheatley, English soldier and author (d. 1977)
1896
Arthur Ford, American psychic, founded the Spiritual Frontiers Fellowship (d. 1971)
1896
Jaromír Weinberger, Czech-American composer and academic (d. 1967)
1894
Maximilian Kolbe, Polish martyr and saint (d. 1941)
1891
Walther Bothe, German physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1957)
1891
Storm Jameson, English journalist and author (d. 1986)
1891
Bronislava Nijinska, Russian dancer and choreographer (d. 1972)
1888
Richard Courant, German-American mathematician and academic (d. 1972)
1885
John Curtin, Australian journalist and politician, 14th Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1945)
1885
Mór Kóczán, Hungarian javelin thrower and pastor (d. 1972)
1885
A. J. Muste, Dutch-American pastor and activist (d. 1967)
1883
Pavel Filonov, Russian painter and poet (d. 1941)
1883
Patrick J. Hurley, American general, politician, and diplomat, 51st United States Secretary of War (d. 1963)
1881
Henrik Shipstead, American dentist and politician (d. 1960)
1881
Linnie Marsh Wolfe, American librarian and author (d. 1945)
1879
Charles Bryant, English-American actor and director (d. 1948)
1876
Arturs Alberings, Latvian lawyer and politician, Prime Minister of Latvia (d. 1934)
1873
Iuliu Maniu, Romanian lawyer and politician, 32nd Prime Minister of Romania (d. 1953)
1871
James Craig, 1st Viscount Craigavon, Irish captain and politician, 1st Prime Minister of Northern Ireland (d. 1940)
1870
Miguel Primo de Rivera, Spanish general and politician, Prime Minister of Spain (d. 1930)
1867
Emily Greene Balch, American economist and author, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1961)
1866
William G. Conley, American educator and politician, 18th Governor of West Virginia (d. 1940)
1865
Winnaretta Singer, American philanthropist (d. 1943)
1864
Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence and Avondale (d. 1892)
1862
Frank Nelson Doubleday, American publisher, founded the Doubleday Publishing Company (d. 1934)
1860
Emma Booth, English author (d. 1903)
1854
Fanny Bullock Workman, American mountaineer, geographer, and cartographer (d. 1925)
1852
James Milton Carroll, American pastor and author (d. 1931)
1843
Frederick Abberline, English police officer (d. 1929)
1843
Karl Eduard Heusner, German admiral (d. 1891)
1843
John H. Moffitt, American sergeant and politician, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1926)
1836
Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Dutch-English painter and academic (d. 1912)
1830
Hans von Bülow, German pianist and composer (d. 1894)
1824
Wilkie Collins, English novelist, playwright, and short story writer (d. 1889)
1824
Francisco González Bocanegra, Mexican poet and composer (d. 1861)
1823
Alfred Russel Wallace, Welsh-English geographer, biologist, and explorer (d. 1913)
1821
James Longstreet, American general and diplomat, United States Ambassador to Turkey (d. 1904)
1817
Theophilus Shepstone, English-South African politician (d. 1893)
1812
Sigismond Thalberg, Swiss pianist and composer (d. 1871)
1805
John Bigler, American lawyer, politician, and diplomat, 3rd Governor of California (d. 1871)
1805
Orson Hyde, American religious leader, 3rd President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles (d. 1878)
1792
Lowell Mason, American composer and educator (d. 1872)
1788
Rudolf of Austria, Austrian archduke and archbishop (d. 1831)
1786
Nicholas Biddle, American banker and financier (d. 1844)
1763
Edmond-Charles Genêt, French-American translator and diplomat (d. 1834)
1735
John Carroll, American archbishop, founder of Georgetown University (d. 1815)
1680
Sebastiano Conca, Italian painter (d. 1764)
1638
Elisabetta Sirani, Italian painter (d. 1665)
1635
Luis Manuel Fernández de Portocarrero, Spanish cardinal (d. 1709)
1632
Samuel von Pufendorf, German economist and jurist (d. 1694)
1628
François-Henri de Montmorency, duc de Luxembourg, French general (d. 1695)
1601
Baltasar Gracián, Spanish priest and author (d. 1658)
1589
Ivan Gundulić, Croatian poet and playwright (d. 1638)
1587
Johannes Fabricius, German astronomer and academic (d. 1616)
1587
Jan Pieterszoon Coen, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies (d. 1629)
1583
Simon Episcopius, Dutch theologian and academic (d. 1643)
1556
Uesugi Kagekatsu, Japanese daimyō (d. 1623)
1529
John Frederick II, duke of Saxony (d. 1595)
1462
Walraven II van Brederode, Dutch nobleman (d. 1531)
1360
Ulrich von Jungingen, German Grand Master of the Teutonic Knights (d. 1410)
1345
Kadi Burhan al-Din, poet, kadi, and ruler of Sivas (d. 1398)
1037
Su Dongpo, Chinese calligrapher and poet (d. 1101)

Deaths On This Day

2017
Nicolai Gedda, Swedish operatic tenor (b. 1925)
2017
James Mancham, Seychellois politician (b. 1939)
2017
Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, Iranian politician (b. 1934)
2017
Peter Sarstedt, Indian-British singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1941)
2016
Maria Teresa de Filippis, Italian race car driver (b. 1926)
2016
German Moreno, Filipino television host, actor, comedian & talent manager (b. 1933)
2015
Andraé Crouch, American singer-songwriter, producer, and pastor (b. 1942)
2015
Kep Enderby, Australian lawyer, judge, and politician, 23rd Attorney-General for Australia (b. 1926)
2015
Patsy Garrett, American actress and singer (b. 1921)
2014
Vicente T. Blaz, American general and politician (b. 1928)
2014
Madeline Gins, American poet and architect (b. 1941)
2014
Irma Heijting-Schuhmacher, Dutch-Australian swimmer (b. 1925)
2014
Antonino P. Roman, Filipino lawyer and politician (b. 1939)
2013
Kenojuak Ashevak, Canadian sculptor and illustrator (b. 1927)
2013
Jeanne Manford, American educator and activist, co-founded PFLAG (b. 1920)
2013
Alasdair Milne, Indian-English director and producer (b. 1930)
2012
Dave Alexander, American singer and pianist (b. 1938)
2012
T. J. Hamblin, English haematologist and academic (b. 1943)
2012
John Madin, English architect, designed the Birmingham Central Library (b. 1924)
2012
Bernhard Schrader, German chemist and academic (b. 1931)
2012
Alexis Weissenberg, Bulgarian-French pianist and educator (b. 1929)
2011
Jiří Dienstbier, Czech journalist and politician (b. 1937)
2011
Thorbjørn Svenssen, Norwegian footballer (b. 1924)
2010
Art Clokey, American animator, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1921)
2009
Lasantha Wickrematunge, Sri Lankan Journalist (b. 1958)
2008
George Moore, Australian jockey and trainer (b. 1923)
2007
Jane Bolin, American lawyer and judge (b. 1908)
2007
Arthur Cockfield, Baron Cockfield, English lawyer and politician, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (b. 1916)
2007
Yvonne De Carlo, Canadian-American actress and singer (b. 1922)
2007
David Ervine, Northern Irish politician and activist (b. 1953)
2007
Iwao Takamoto, American animator, director, and producer (b. 1925)
2006
Tony Banks, Baron Stratford, Northern Irish broadcaster and politician, Minister for Sport and the Olympics (b. 1943)
2004
John A. Gambling, American radio host (b. 1930)
2003
Ron Goodwin, English composer and conductor (b. 1925)
2002
Alexander Prokhorov, Australian-Russian physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1916)
2002
Dave Thomas, American businessman and philanthropist, founded Wendy's (b. 1932)
1998
Michael Tippett, English composer and conductor (b. 1905)
1997
Melvin Calvin, American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1911)
1996
Metin Göktepe, Turkish photographer and journalist (b. 1968)
1996
François Mitterrand, French sergeant and politician, 21st President of France (b. 1916)
1996
Howard Taubman, American author and critic (b. 1907)
1994
Pat Buttram, American actor and comedian (b. 1915)
1994
Harvey Haddix, American baseball player and coach (b. 1925)
1991
Steve Clark, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1960)
1990
Bernard Krigstein, American illustrator (b. 1919)
1990
Terry-Thomas, English actor and comedian (b. 1911)
1986
Pierre Fournier, French cellist and educator (b. 1906)
1984
Eerik Kumari, Estonian ornithologist and academic (b. 1912)
1983
Gerhard Barkhorn, German general and pilot (b. 1919)
1983
Tom McCall, American journalist and politician, 30th Governor of Oregon (b. 1913)
1983
Gale Page, American actress (b. 1910)
1982
Grégoire Aslan, Swiss-English actor and screenwriter (b. 1908)
1981
Matthew Beard, American actor (b. 1925)
1980
John Mauchly, American physicist and academic (b. 1907)
1979
Sara Carter, American singer-songwriter and harp player (b. 1898)
1976
Zhou Enlai, Chinese soldier and politician, 1st Premier of the People's Republic of China (b. 1898)
1976
Robert Forgan, Scottish-English physician and politician (b. 1891)
1975
Richard Tucker, American tenor (b. 1913)
1972
Kenneth Patchen, American poet and author (b. 1911)
1970
Georges Guibourg, French actor, singer, and playwright (b. 1891)
1969
Albert Hill, English runner and coach (b. 1889)
1969
Elmar Kaljot, Estonian footballer and coach (b. 1901)
1963
Kay Sage, American painter (b. 1898)
1961
Schoolboy Rowe, American baseball player and coach (b. 1910)
1958
Mary Colter, American architect, designed the Desert View Watchtower (b. 1869)
1958
John Duff, Canadian race car driver (b. 1895)
1956
Jim Elliot, American missionary and martyr (b. 1928)
1954
Eduard Wiiralt, Estonian-French painter and illustrator (b. 1898)
1953
Hugh Binney, English admiral and politician, 16th Governor of Tasmania (b. 1883)
1952
Antonia Maury, American astronomer and astrophysicist (b. 1866)
1950
Joseph Schumpeter, Czech-American economist and academic (b. 1883)
1948
Kurt Schwitters, German painter and graphic designer (b. 1887)
1945
Karl Ernst Krafft, Swiss astrologer and author (b. 1900)
1944
William Kissam Vanderbilt II, American lieutenant and sailor (b. 1878)
1943
Richard Hillary, Australian pilot and author (b. 1919)
1943
Andres Larka, Estonian general and politician, 1st Estonian Minister of War (b. 1879)
1942
Joseph Franklin Rutherford, American lawyer and religious leader (b. 1869)
1941
Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell, English general (b. 1857)
1938
Johnny Gruelle, American author and illustrator (b. 1880)
1935
Rauf Yekta, Turkish musicologist and author (b. 1871)
1934
Andrei Bely, Russian novelist, poet, and critic (b. 1880)
1934
Alexandre Stavisky, Ukrainian-French financier (b. 1886)
1925
George Bellows, American painter (b.1882)
1918
Johannes Pääsuke, Estonian photographer and director (b. 1892)
1918
Ellis H. Roberts, American journalist and politician, 20th Treasurer of the United States (b. 1827)
1916
Rembrandt Bugatti, Italian sculptor (b. 1884)
1916
Ada Rehan, Irish-American actress (b. 1860)
1914
Simon Bolivar Buckner, American general and 30th Governor of Kentucky (b. 1823)
1912
Friedrich Schrempf, German journalist and politician (b. 1858)
1901
John Barry, Irish soldier, Victoria Cross recipient (b. 1873)
1896
William Rainey Marshall, American banker and politician, 5th Governor of Minnesota (b. 1825)
1896
Paul Verlaine, French poet and writer (b. 1844)
1883
Miska Magyarics, Slovene-Hungarian poet (b. 1825)
1880
Emperor Norton, English-American businessman (b. 1811)
1878
Nikolay Nekrasov, Russian poet and critic (b. 1821)
1878
Gauchito Gil, Argentinian saint (b. 1847)
1874
Charles Étienne Brasseur de Bourbourg, French historian and archaeologist (b. 1814)
1865
Aimé, duc de Clermont-Tonnerre, French general and politician, French Minister of Defence (b. 1779)
1854
William Beresford, 1st Viscount Beresford, English field marshal and politician, Lieutenant-General of the Ordnance (b. 1768)
1853
Mihály Bertalanits, Slovene-Hungarian poet and educator (b. 1788)
1825
Eli Whitney, American engineer and theorist, invented the cotton gin (b. 1765)
1815
Edward Pakenham, Anglo-Irish general and politician (b. 1778)
1794
Justus Möser, German lawyer and jurist (b. 1720)
1789
Jack Broughton, English boxer (b. 1703)
1775
John Baskerville, English printer and type designer (b. 1706)
1713
Arcangelo Corelli, Italian violinist and composer (b. 1653)
1707
John Dalrymple, 1st Earl of Stair, Scottish soldier and politician, Scottish Secretary of State (b. 1648)
1664
Moses Amyraut, French physician and theologian (b. 1596)
1642
Galileo Galilei, Italian physicist, mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher (b. 1564)
1598
John George, Elector of Brandenburg (b. 1525)
1570
Philibert de l'Orme, French sculptor and architect, designed the Château d'Anet (b. 1510)
1557
Albert Alcibiades, margrave of Brandenburg-Kulmbach (b. 1522)
1538
Beatrice of Portugal, duchess of Savoy (b. 1504)
1464
Thomas Ebendorfer, Austrian historian and academic (b. 1385)
1456
Lawrence Giustiniani, Italian bishop and saint (b. 1381)
1424
Stephen Zaccaria, archbishop of Patras
1354
Charles de La Cerda, French nobleman (b. 1327)
1337
Giotto, Italian painter and architect, designed Scrovegni Chapel and Giotto's Campanile (b. 1266)
1332
Andronikos III, emperor of Trebizond
1198
Celestine III, pope of the Catholic Church (b. 1106)
1107
Edgar, king of Scotland (b. 1074)
1079
Adèle of France, countess of Flanders (b. 1009)
926
Athelm, archbishop of Canterbury
871
Bagsecg, Viking warrior and leader
482
Severinus of Noricum, Italian apostle and saint
307
Hui of Jin, Chinese emperor (b. 259)

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