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On This Day in History:  January 9

January 9 is the 9th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. 356 days remain until the end of the year (357 in leap years).

Lottery News On This Day

2019
California man learns $10 million reason not to tell your roommate if you win the lottery. This past Christmas, a man in Vacaville, Calif., learned a grim, but useful, holiday lesson: Sometimes, don't spread glad tidings. Keep the good news to yourself.
2019
Kentucky Lottery celebrates 30 years with new logo. With the Kentucky Lottery's 30th anniversary occurring in 2019, a new logo that better represents its roots in the Bluegrass State has been unveiled.
2016
$900 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot to create unimaginable wealth. For the third time in three days, the multi-state Powerball lottery jackpot has been raised to levels only dreamed about.
2014
S.C. woman nearly threw away $250,000 winning lottery ticket. A South Carolina woman cleaning her car more than a month ago nearly threw away a lottery ticket that she later found out was worth $250,000.
2013
Wife questioned in lottery winner death. The widow of a West Rogers Park, Illinois, man who died of cyanide poisoning weeks after winning a $1 million lottery jackpot was questioned extensively by Chicago police last month after the medical examiner's office reclassified the death as a homicide, her attorney said on Tuesday.
2013
Union fights effort to privatize Pa. Lottery. The union that represents Pennsylvania Lottery employees is fighting Gov. Corbett's move to privatize its operations.
2008
Contractors steal $70,000 in lottery prize money. D.C. officials were told last year that lax enforcement of security procedures made it possible for a handful of contract employees to steal tens of thousands of dollars in lottery tickets and prize money, according to records released this week in response to a Freedom of Information Act request filed with the D.C. Lottery and Charitable Games Control Board.
2008
FBI following leads in lottery scam. A Monroe, New York, man became the unwitting middleman in a sweepstakes-style international lottery scam that had the potential of bilking tens of thousands of dollars from its victims, police said.
2008
Worker accused of stealing winning Oregon lottery ticket. After lunch at a restaurant, a woman left behind a winning Oregon lottery ticket worth $50,000, and State Police have arrested the worker who bused the table on a theft charge.
2007
S.C. Lottery Millionaire Raffle results drawn. The winning numbers have been selected in the South Carolina lottery game that is going to make four instant millionaires.
2006
N.C. Lottery will start on schedule, director says. Officials charged with starting a lottery in North Carolina said yesterday that they hope to award two major contracts by Feb. 2, despite a lawsuit intended to stop them.
2006
Oklahoma Lottery gearing up for Powerball Friday. Tickets for the multi-state Powerball will go on sale at more than 1,900 Oklahoma merchants at 4 a.m. Friday, and the prize could reach the $100 million mark before the first drawing for Oklahoma-purchased tickets at 9:59 p.m. (Central Standard Time) January 14.
2006
Tenn. Lottery officials give no details on harassment allegations. Tennessee Lottery officials aren't sharing documents and other details about former state treasurer Steve Adams stepping down as the lottery's chief administrative officer following an investigation into allegations of workplace harassment.
2006
Tenn. Lottery says it need not obey state policies. Though the state recently cleaned up its policy for investigating harassment claims, the Tennessee Lottery is exempt from those rules, officials said -- making it even tougher for the public to keep tabs on harassment cases at the agency.
2006
Penn. Lottery declares 1st raffle a success. Aside from the usual seasonal sales peak in instant tickets, thousands of players also took a $20 chance to get in the Pennsylvania Lottery's first-ever raffle game: a one-time drawing for a declared set of prizes, with winning numbers drawn specifically from the field of tickets sold.
2006
Ohio Lottery's new game three months without jackpot winner. The Ohio Lottery's newest game, which replaced Super Lotto Plus in October, has gone three months without a jackpot winner and some players and sellers think the 100-number, bingo-style Lot 'O Play game is too complicated.
2004
Ohio Lottery Loser Faces Police Charge. Elecia Battle, who admitted yesterday that she lied about losing a $162 million Mega Millions lottery ticket, was charged today with filing a false police report.
2004
GTech gets deal for new online terminals from Spain’s national lottery. GTech Corp of West Greenwich, R.I., has won a sale to provide new online lottery terminals to Sistemas Tecnicos de Loterias del Estado (STL), the operator of the online system for the National Lottery in Spain. According to the company, the deal could be worth as much as $9 million.
2004
Winners wish they'd lain low. Talk to former lottery winners and they agree -- the biggest mistake Mega Millions jackpot winner Rebecca Jemison made this week was coming forward herself to claim her winnings.
2004
What Every Texas Lottery Player Needs To Know About Claiming A Jackpot. In response to recent events in Ohio and the $162 million Mega Millions jackpot ticket, the Texas Lottery Commission wants to reiterate to players some important information regarding claiming a jackpot prize in Texas.
2004
Tennessee lotto ads hit Monday. Tennesseans will get their first taste of lottery advertising as the state lottery begins its push Monday, airing two television commercials raising awareness that the games will be up in mere days.
2004
Indiana Bill Targets Deadbeat Parents' Gambling Winnings. Deadbeat parents who gamble at riverboats and racetracks would have to give their children a cut of their winnings under a bill being considered by the Indiana Senate.
2004
Massachusetts man wins $1M lottery prize. Robert F. Brown Jr. of Cumberland, Massachusetts, won $1 million in the $640,000,000 Jubilee instant game.
2004
Reducing Lottery Rewards. Some Florida legislators figure that the way to sell more lottery tickets is to reduce the size or number of prizes the players can win. It's something that will be attempted during the 2004 session that begins in March -- and, given the financial philosophy of this Legislature, it has a good chance of passage.
2004
Court scratches man's lottery claim. A Northborough man who tried to cash in on a mistake by the state Lottery Commission to collect a $4 million cash prize for a winning scratch ticket had his claim thrown out yesterday by the state Appeals Court.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$949.8 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 9, 2016
2.$277 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 11, 2020
3.$221 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jan 9, 2015
4.$162 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 10, 2015
5.$131 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 10, 2007
6.$126 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jan 10, 2017
7.€103 Million
US$124.76 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jan 13, 2006
8.$122 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jan 9, 2007
9.$120 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 10, 2009
10.$106 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 11, 2017
11.€88.7 Million
US$102.2 Million
Draw Date
Jan 10, 2019
12.€82.57 Million
US$98.56 Million
Draw Date
Jan 9, 2018
13.£66.07 Million
US$95.92 Million
United Kingdom
Lotto
Draw Date
Jan 9, 2016
14.$92 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jan 11, 2005
15.€83 Million
US$91.51 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jan 10, 2020
16.€58 Million
US$83.45 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jan 15, 2010
17.$82 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 9, 2019
18.$81 Million
California
SuperLotto Plus
Draw Date
Jan 12, 2005
19.$80 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 11, 2014
19.$80 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jan 11, 2002
19.$80 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jan 10, 2020
22.€72.75 Million
US$76.91 Million
Draw Date
Jan 10, 2017
23.€69 Million
US$74.87 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jan 12, 2016
24.€53 Million
US$71.8 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jan 9, 2009
25.$71 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jan 9, 2008

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1982
Saturday, Jan 9, 1982
38 years old
1980
Wednesday, Jan 9, 1980
40 years old
1979
Tuesday, Jan 9, 1979
41 years old
1979
Tuesday, Jan 9, 1979
41 years old
1978
Monday, Jan 9, 1978
42 years old
1977
Sunday, Jan 9, 1977
43 years old
1972
Sunday, Jan 9, 1972
48 years old
1968
Tuesday, Jan 9, 1968
52 years old
1967
Monday, Jan 9, 1967
53 years old
1962
Tuesday, Jan 9, 1962
58 years old
1958
Thursday, Jan 9, 1958
62 years old
1958
Thursday, Jan 9, 1958
62 years old
1948
Friday, Jan 9, 1948
72 years old
1944
Sunday, Jan 9, 1944
76 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day

2015
The perpetrators of the Charlie Hebdo shooting in Paris two days earlier are both killed after a hostage situation; a second hostage situation, related to the Charlie Hebdo shooting, occurs at a Jewish market in Vincennes.
2015
A mass poisoning at a funeral in Mozambique involving beer that was contaminated with Burkholderia gladioli leaves 75 dead and over 230 people ill.
2014
An explosion at a Mitsubishi Materials chemical plant in Yokkaichi, Japan, kills at least five people and injures 17 others.
2011
Iran Air Flight 277 crashes near Orumiyeh in the northwest of the country, killing 77 people.
2007
Apple CEO Steve Jobs introduces the original iPhone at a Macworld keynote in San Francisco.
2005
Mahmoud Abbas wins the election to succeed Yasser Arafat as President of the Palestinian National Authority, replacing interim president Rawhi Fattouh.
2005
The Sudan People's Liberation Movement and the Government of Sudan sign the Comprehensive Peace Agreement to end the Second Sudanese Civil War.
2004
An inflatable boat carrying illegal Albanian emigrants stalls near the Karaburun Peninsula en route to Brindisi, Italy; exposure to the elements kills 28. This is the second deadliest marine disaster in Albanian history.
1996
First Chechen War: Chechenseparatists launch a raid against the helicopter airfield and later a civilian hospital in the city of Kizlyar in the neighboring Dagestan, which turns into a massive hostage crisis involving thousands of civilians.
1992
The Assembly of the Serb People in Bosnia and Herzegovina proclaims the creation of Republika Srpska, a new state within Yugoslavia.
1992
The first discoveries of extrasolar planets are announced by astronomers Aleksander Wolszczan and Dale Frail. They discovered two planets orbiting the pulsar PSR 1257+12.
1991
Representatives from the United States and Iraq meet at the Geneva Peace Conference to try to find a peaceful resolution to the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait.
1965
The Mirzapur Cadet College formally opens for academic activities in East Pakistan (now Bangladesh).
1964
Martyrs' Day: Several Panamanian youths try to raise the Panamanian flag in the U.S.-controlled Panama Canal Zone, leading to fighting between U.S. military and Panamanian civilians.
1961
British authorities announce they have uncovered the SovietPortland Spy Ring in London.
1960
President of EgyptGamal Abdel Nasser opens construction on the Aswan Dam by detonating ten tons of dynamite to demolish twenty tons of granite on the east bank of the Nile.
1957
British Prime Minister Sir Anthony Eden resigns from office following his failure to retake the Suez Canal from Egyptian sovereignty.
1945
World War II: The Sixth United States Army begins the invasion of Lingayen Gulf.
1941
World War II: First flight of the Avro Lancaster.
1927
A fire at the Laurier Palace movie theatre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, kills 78 children.
1923
Juan de la Cierva makes the first autogyro flight.
1923
Lithuanian residents of the Memel Territoryrebel against the League of Nations' decision to leave the area as a mandated region under French control.
1921
Greco-Turkish War: The First Battle of İnönü, the first battle of the war, begins near Eskişehir in Anatolia.
1918
Battle of Bear Valley: The last battle of the American Indian Wars.
1917
World War I: The Battle of Rafa is fought near the Egyptian border with Palestine.
1916
World War I: The Battle of Gallipoli concludes with an Ottoman Empire victory when the last Allied forces are evacuated from the peninsula.
1914
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc., the first historically black intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity to be officially recognized at Howard University, is founded.
1909
Ernest Shackleton, leading the Nimrod Expedition to the South Pole, plants the British flag 97 nautical miles (180 km; 112 mi) from the South Pole, the farthest anyone had ever reached at that time.
1903
Hallam Tennyson, 2nd Baron Tennyson, son of the poet Alfred Tennyson, becomes the second Governor-General of Australia.
1894
New England Telephone and Telegraph installs the first battery-operated telephone switchboard in Lexington, Massachusetts.
1878
Umberto I becomes King of Italy.
1861
American Civil War: "Star of the West" incident occurs near Charleston, South Carolina.
1861
Mississippi becomes the second state to secede from the Union before the outbreak of the American Civil War.
1858
Anson Jones, the last President of the Republic of Texas, commits suicide.
1857
The 7.9 MwFort Tejon earthquake shakes Central and Southern California with a maximum Mercalli intensity of IX (Violent).
1839
The French Academy of Sciences announces the Daguerreotypephotography process.
1822
The Portuguese prince Pedro I of Brazil decides to stay in Brazil against the orders of the Portuguese King João VI, beginning the Brazilian independence process.
1816
Sir Humphry Davy tests his safety lamp for miners at Hebburn Colliery.
1806
Admiral Horatio Lord Nelson receives a state funeral and is interred in St Paul's Cathedral.
1799
British Prime MinisterWilliam Pitt the Younger introduces an income tax of two shillings to the pound to raise funds for Great Britain's war effort in the Napoleonic Wars.
1793
Jean-Pierre Blanchard becomes the first person to fly in a balloon in the United States.
1792
Treaty of Jassy between Russian and Ottoman Empire is signed.
1788
Connecticut becomes the fifth state to ratify the Constitution.
1760
Ahmad Shah Durrani defeats the Marathas in the Battle of Barari Ghat.
1431
Judges' investigations for the trial of Joan of Arc begin in Rouen.
1349
The Jewish population of Basel, believed by the residents to be the cause of the ongoing Black Death, is rounded up and incinerated.
1150
Wanyan Liang and other court officials murder Emperor Xizong of Jin. Wanyan Liang succeeds him as emperor.
1127
Jin-Song Wars: Invading Jurchen soldiers from the Jin dynastybesiege and sackBianjing (Kaifeng), the capital of the Song dynasty of China, and abduct Emperor Qinzong of Song and others, ending the Northern Song dynasty.
681
Twelfth Council of Toledo: King Erwig of the Visigoths initiates a council in which he implements diverse measures against the Jews in Spain.
475
Byzantine EmperorZeno is forced to flee his capital at Constantinople, and his general, Basiliscus gains control of the empire.

Births On This Day

1995
Braden Uele, New Zealand rugby league player
1993
Katarina Johnson-Thompson, English long jumper and heptathlete
1993
Marcus Peters, American football player
1993
Kevin Korjus, Estonian race car driver
1991
Edon Hasani, Albanian football player
1991
Alvaro Soler, Spanish singer-songwriter
1990
Justin Blackmon, American football player
1989
Michael Beasley, American basketball player
1989
Nina Dobrev, Bulgarian-Canadian actress
1989
Michaëlla Krajicek, Dutch tennis player
1989
Yana Maksimava, Belarusian heptathlete
1989
Chris Sandow, Australian rugby league player
1989
Jordan Turner, English rugby league player
1988
Katherine Copely, American ice dancer
1988
Marc Crosas, Spanish footballer
1988
Lee Yeon-hee, South Korean actress
1987
Sam Bird, English race car driver
1987
Lucas Leiva, Brazilian footballer
1987
Paolo Nutini, Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist
1987
Jami Puustinen, Finnish footballer
1986
Jéferson Gomes, Brazilian footballer
1986
Uwe Hünemeier, German footballer
1986
Amanda Mynhardt, South African netball player
1985
Juan Francisco Torres, Spanish footballer
1984
Drew Brown, American musician and songwriter
1984
Benjamin Danso, German rugby player
1982
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
1981
Euzebiusz Smolarek, Polish footballer and manager
1980
Édgar Álvarez, Honduran footballer
1980
Sergio García, Spanish golfer
1980
Luke Patten, Australian rugby league player and referee
1980
Francisco Pavón, Spanish footballer
1980
Wang Zulan, Hong Kong singer
1978
Mathieu Garon, Canadian ice hockey player
1978
Gennaro Gattuso, Italian footballer and manager
1978
Chad Johnson, American football player and actor
1978
AJ McLean, American singer
1976
Radek Bonk, Czech ice hockey player
1976
Hayes Carll, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1975
James Beckford, Jamaican long jumper
1973
Sean Paul, Jamaican rapper, singer-songwriter, musician, record producer, and actor
1972
Jay Powell, American baseball player
1972
Rawson Stovall, American video game producer and author
1971
Angie Martinez, American rapper, actress, and radio host
1971
Hal Niedzviecki, Canadian author and critic
1971
Scott Thornton, Canadian ice hockey player
1970
Carl Bell, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1970
Lara Fabian, Belgian-Italian singer-songwriter and actress
1970
Alex Staropoli, Italian keyboard player and songwriter
1968
Jimmy Adams, Jamaican cricketer and coach
1968
Joey Lauren Adams, American actress
1968
Mardi Lunn, Australian golfer
1968
Giorgos Theofanous, Greek-Cypriot composer and producer
1967
Matt Bevin, American politician, 62nd governor of Kentucky
1967
Claudio Caniggia, Argentinian footballer
1967
Dave Matthews, South African-American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
1967
Gary Teichmann, South African rugby player
1966
Stephen Metcalfe, English politician
1965
Iain Dowie, English-Northern Irish footballer and coach
1965
Eric Erlandson, American guitarist, songwriter, and producer
1965
Haddaway, Trinidadian-German singer and musician
1965
Andrei Nazarov, Estonian decathlete and coach
1965
Joely Richardson, English actress
1964
Stan Javier, Dominican baseball player and manager
1963
Irwin McLean, Northern Irish biologist and academic
1961
Didier Camberabero, French rugby player
1961
Oliver Goldstick, American screenwriter and producer
1961
Henry Omaga-Diaz, Filipino journalist
1960
Lisa Walters, Canadian golfer
1959
Mark Martin, American race car driver and coach
1959
Rigoberta Menchú, Guatemalan activist and politician, Nobel Prize laureate
1959
Otis Nixon, American baseball player
1958
Stephen Neale, English philosopher and academic
1956
Waltraud Meier, German soprano and actress
1956
Imelda Staunton, English actress and singer
1955
Michiko Kakutani, American journalist and critic
1955
J.K. Simmons, American actor
1954
Philippa Gregory, Kenyan-English author and academic
1953
Javad Alizadeh, Iranian cartoonist and painter
1952
Kaushik Basu, Indian economist and academic
1952
Hugh Bayley, English politician
1952
Mike Capuano, American lawyer and politician
1951
Crystal Gayle, American singer-songwriter and producer
1950
Alec Jeffreys, English geneticist and academic
1950
David Johansen, American musician and actor
1950
Sandy Martin, American actress
1948
Bill Cowsill, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2006)
1948
Jan Tomaszewski, Polish footballer, manager, and politician
1947
Ronnie Landfield, American painter and educator
1946
Mohammad Ishaq Khan, Indian historian and academic (d. 2013)
1946
Mogens Lykketoft, Danish politician, 45th Danish Minister of Foreign Affairs
1945
Levon Ter-Petrosyan, Syrian-Armenian scholar and politician, 1st President of Armenia
1944
Harun Farocki, German filmmaker (d. 2014)
1944
Jimmy Page, English guitarist, songwriter, and producer
1944
Mihalis Violaris, Cypriot singer-songwriter and actor
1943
Robert Drewe, Australian author and playwright
1943
Elmer MacFadyen, Canadian lawyer and politician (d. 2007)
1943
Scott Walker, American singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer
1942
John Dunning, American author
1942
Judy Malloy, American poet and author
1941
Joan Baez, American singer-songwriter, guitarist and activist
1941
Roy Head, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1941
Gilles Vaillancourt, Canadian politician
1940
Barbara Buczek, Polish composer (d. 1993)
1940
Ruth Dreifuss, Swiss journalist and politician, 86th President of the Swiss Confederation
1939
Susannah York, English actress and activist (d. 2011)
1938
Claudette Boyer, Canadian educator and politician (d. 2013)
1938
Peter Edelman, American lawyer and educator
1938
Stuart Woods, American author and critic
1937
Michael Nicholson, English journalist and author (d. 2016)
1936
Anne Rivers Siddons, American author
1936
Marko Veselica, Croatian academic and politician (d. 2017)
1935
Bob Denver, American actor (d. 2005)
1935
Dick Enberg, American sportscaster (d. 2017)
1935
John Graham, New Zealand rugby player and educator (d. 2017)
1935
Earl G. Graves Sr., American businessman and publisher
1935
Brian Harradine, Australian politician (d. 2014)
1934
Bart Starr, American football player and coach
1933
Robert García, American soldier and politician (d. 2017)
1933
Wilbur Smith, Zambian-English journalist and author
1931
Algis Budrys, Lithuanian-American author and critic (d. 2008)
1929
Brian Friel, Irish author, playwright, and director (d. 2015)
1929
Heiner Müller, German poet, playwright, and director (d. 1995)
1929
Tom Riley, American lawyer and politician (d. 2011)
1928
Judith Krantz, American novelist
1928
Domenico Modugno, Italian singer-songwriter, actor, and politician (d. 1994)
1926
Jean-Pierre Côté, Canadian lawyer and politician, 23rd Lieutenant Governor of Quebec (d. 2002)
1925
Len Quested, English footballer and manager (d. 2012)
1925
Lee Van Cleef, American actor (d. 1989)
1924
Sergei Parajanov, Georgian-Armenian director and screenwriter (d. 1990)
1922
Har Gobind Khorana, Indian-American biochemist and academic, Nobel laureate (d. 2011)
1922
Ahmed Sékou Touré, Guinean politician, 1st President of Guinea (d. 1984)
1921
Ágnes Keleti, Hungarian Olympic gymnast
1921
Lister Sinclair, Indian-Canadian broadcaster and playwright (d. 2006)
1921
John Sperling, American businessman, founded the University of Phoenix (d. 2014)
1920
Clive Dunn, English actor (d. 2012)
1920
Hakim Said, Pakistani scholar and politician, 20th Governor of Sindh (d. 1998)
1919
William Morris Meredith, Jr., American poet and academic (d. 2007)
1918
Alma Ziegler, American baseball player and golfer (d. 2005)
1916
Fernando Lamas, Argentinian-American actor, singer, and director (d. 1982)
1916
Vic Mizzy, American soldier, pianist, and composer (d. 2009)
1916
Peter Twinn, English mathematician and entomologist (d. 2004)
1915
Anita Louise, American actress (d. 1970)
1914
Kenny Clarke, American jazz drummer and bandleader (d. 1985)
1913
Richard Nixon, American commander, lawyer, and politician, 37th President of the United States (d. 1994)
1912
Ralph Tubbs, English architect, designed the Dome of Discovery (d. 1996)
1910
Tom Evenson, English runner (d. 1997)
1909
Anthony Mamo, Maltese lawyer and politician, 1st President of Malta (d. 2008)
1909
Patrick Peyton, Irish-American priest, television personality, and activist (d. 1992)
1908
Simone de Beauvoir, French philosopher and author (d. 1986)
1907
Eldred G. Smith, American patriarch (d. 2013)
1907
Earl W. Renfroe, African American orthodontist, educator, and activist (d. 2000)
1902
Rudolf Bing, American impresario and businessman (d. 1997)
1902
Josemaría Escrivá, Spanish priest and saint, founded Opus Dei (d. 1975)
1901
Vilma Bánky, Hungarian-American actress (d. 1991)
1901
Chic Young, American cartoonist (d. 1973)
1900
Richard Halliburton, American journalist and author (d. 1939)
1899
Harald Tammer, Estonian journalist and weightlifter (d. 1942)
1898
Gracie Fields, English actress and singer (d. 1979)
1897
Karl Löwith, German philosopher, author, and academic (d. 1973)
1896
Warwick Braithwaite, New Zealand-English conductor and director (d. 1971)
1893
Edwin Baker, Canadian soldier and educator, co-founded the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (d. 1968)
1892
Eva Bowring, American lawyer and politician (d. 1985)
1891
August Gailit, Estonian journalist and author (d. 1960)
1890
Karel Čapek, Czech author and playwright (d. 1938)
1890
Kurt Tucholsky, German-Swedish journalist and author (d. 1935)
1889
Vrindavan Lal Verma, Indian author and playwright (d. 1969)
1886
Lloyd Loar, American sound engineer and instrument designer (d. 1943)
1885
Charles Bacon, American runner and hurdler (d. 1968)
1881
Lascelles Abercrombie, English poet and critic (d. 1938)
1881
Giovanni Papini, Italian journalist, author, and poet (d. 1956)
1879
John B. Watson, American psychologist and academic (d. 1958)
1875
Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, American sculptor and art collector, founded the Whitney Museum of American Art (d. 1942)
1873
Hayim Nahman Bialik, Ukrainian-Austrian journalist, author, and poet (d. 1934)
1873
Thomas Curtis, American sprinter and hurdler (d. 1944)
1873
John Flanagan, Irish-American hammer thrower (d. 1938)
1870
Joseph Strauss, American engineer, co-designed the Golden Gate Bridge (d. 1938)
1868
S. P. L. Sørensen, Danish chemist and academic (d. 1939)
1864
Vladimir Steklov, Russian mathematician and physicist (d. 1926)
1859
Carrie Chapman Catt, American activist, founded the League of Women Voters and International Alliance of Women (d. 1947)
1856
Anton Aškerc, Slovenian priest and poet (d. 1912)
1854
Lady Randolph Churchill, American-born wife of Lord Randolph Churchill, mother of Sir Winston Churchill (d. 1921)
1849
John Hartley, English tennis player (d. 1935)
1848
Princess Frederica of Hanover (d. 1926)
1839
John Knowles Paine, American composer and academic (d. 1906)
1832
Félix-Gabriel Marchand, Canadian journalist and politician, 11th Premier of Quebec (d. 1900)
1829
Thomas William Robertson, English director and playwright (d. 1871)
1829
Adolf Schlagintweit, German botanist and explorer (d. 1857)
1823
Friedrich von Esmarch, German surgeon and academic (d. 1908)
1822
Carol Benesch, Czech-Romanian architect, designed the Peleș Castle (d. 1896)
1819
James Francis, English-Australian businessman and politician, 9th Premier of Victoria (d. 1884)
1818
Antoine Samuel Adam-Salomon, French sculptor and photographer (d. 1881)
1811
Gilbert Abbott à Beckett, English journalist and author (d. 1856)
1778
Hammamizade İsmail Dede Efendi, Turkish Ney player and composer (d. 1846)
1773
Cassandra Austen, English painter and illustrator (d. 1845)
1753
Luísa Todi, Portuguese soprano and actress (d. 1833)
1745
Caleb Strong, American lawyer and politician, 6th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1819)
1735
John Jervis, 1st Earl of St Vincent, English admiral and politician (d. 1823)
1728
Thomas Warton, English poet, historian, and critic (d. 1790)
1685
Tiberius Hemsterhuis, Dutch philologist and critic (d. 1766)
1674
Reinhard Keiser, German composer (d. 1739)
1645
Sir William Villiers, 3rd Baronet, English noble and politician (d. 1712)
1624
Empress Meishō of Japan (d. 1696)
1606
William Dugard, English printer (d. 1662)
1590
Simon Vouet, French painter (d. 1649)
1571
Charles Bonaventure de Longueval, Count of Bucquoy, French commander (d. 1621)
1554
Pope Gregory XV (d. 1623)
1475
Crinitus, Italian scholar and author (d. 1507)
1418
Juan Ramón Folch III de Cardona, Aragonese admiral (d. 1485)
727
Emperor Daizong of Tang (d. 779)

Deaths On This Day

2019
Verna Bloom, American actress (b. 1938)
2019
Paul Koslo, German-Canadian actor (b. 1944)
2018
Kato Ottio, Papua New Guinean rugby league player (b. 1994)
2017
Zygmunt Bauman, Polish sociologist (b. 1925)
2016
John Harvard, Canadian journalist and politician, 23rd Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba (b. 1938)
2016
Angus Scrimm, American actor and author (b. 1926)
2015
Michel Jeury, French author (b. 1934)
2015
Robert V. Keeley, Lebanese-American soldier and diplomat, United States Ambassador to Greece (b. 1929)
2015
Józef Oleksy, Polish economist and politician, 7th Prime Minister of Poland (b. 1946)
2015
Bud Paxson, American broadcaster and businessman, founded the Home Shopping Network and Pax TV (b. 1935)
2015
Abdul Rahman Ya'kub, Malaysian politician, 3rd Chief Minister of Sarawak (b. 1928)
2015
Roy Tarpley, American basketball player (b. 1964)
2014
Amiri Baraka, American poet, playwright, and academic (b. 1934)
2014
Josep Maria Castellet, Spanish poet and critic (b. 1926)
2014
Paul du Toit, South African painter and sculptor (b. 1965)
2014
Dale T. Mortensen, American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1939)
2013
Brigitte Askonas, Austrian-English immunologist and academic (b. 1923)
2013
James M. Buchanan, American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1919)
2013
Robert L. Rock, American businessman and politician, 42nd Lieutenant Governor of Indiana (b. 1927)
2013
John Wise, Canadian farmer and politician, 23rd Canadian Minister of Agriculture (b. 1935)
2012
Brian Curvis, Welsh boxer (b. 1937)
2012
Augusto Gansser-Biaggi, Swiss geologist and academic (b. 1910)
2012
William G. Roll, German-American psychologist and parapsychologist (b. 1926)
2012
Malam Bacai Sanhá, Guinea-Bissau politician, President of Guinea-Bissau (b. 1947)
2012
László Szekeres, Hungarian physician and academic (b. 1921)
2011
Makinti Napanangka, Australian painter (b. 1930)
2009
Rob Gauntlett, English mountaineer and explorer (b. 1987)
2009
T. Llew Jones, Welsh author and poet (b. 1914)
2008
Johnny Grant, American radio host and producer (b. 1923)
2008
John Harvey-Jones, English businessman and television host (b. 1924)
2007
Elmer Symons, South African motorcycle racer (b. 1977)
2007
Jean-Pierre Vernant, French anthropologist and historian (b. 1914)
2006
Andy Caldecott, Australian motorcycle racer (b. 1964)
2006
W. Cleon Skousen, American author and academic (b. 1913)
2004
Norberto Bobbio, Italian philosopher and academic (b. 1909)
2003
Will McDonough, American journalist (b. 1935)
2001
Maurice Prather, American photographer and director (b. 1926)
2000
Arnold Alexander Hall, English engineer and academic (b. 1915)
2000
Nigel Tranter, Scottish historian and author (b. 1909)
1998
Kenichi Fukui, Japanese chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1918)
1998
Imi Lichtenfeld, Slovakian-Israeli martial artist, founded Krav Maga (b. 1910)
1997
Edward Osóbka-Morawski, Polish politician, Prime Minister of Poland (b. 1909)
1997
Jesse White, American actor (b. 1917)
1996
Walter M. Miller, Jr., American soldier and author (b. 1923)
1996
Abdullah al-Qasemi, Saudi atheist, writer, and intellectual (b. 1907)
1995
Souphanouvong, Laotian politician, 1st President of Laos (b. 1909)
1995
Peter Cook, English actor and screenwriter (b. 1937)
1994
Johnny Temple, American baseball player and sportscaster (b. 1927)
1993
Paul Hasluck, Australian historian and politician, 17th Governor-General of Australia (b. 1905)
1992
Steve Brodie, American actor (b. 1919)
1992
Bill Naughton, English playwright and screenwriter (b. 1910)
1990
Spud Chandler, American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1907)
1990
Cemal Süreya, Turkish poet and journalist (b. 1931)
1989
Bill Terry, American baseball player and manager (b. 1898)
1988
Peter L. Rypdal, Norwegian fiddler and composer (b. 1909)
1987
Arthur Lake, American actor (b. 1905)
1985
Robert Mayer, German-English businessman and philanthropist (b. 1879)
1984
Bob Dyer, American-Australian radio and television host (b. 1909)
1981
Kazimierz Serocki, Polish pianist and composer (b. 1922)
1979
Pier Luigi Nervi, Italian engineer and architect, designed the Tour de la Bourse and Pirelli Tower (b. 1891)
1975
Pierre Fresnay, French actor and screenwriter (b. 1897)
1975
Pyotr Novikov, Russian mathematician and theorist (b. 1901)
1972
Ted Shawn, American dancer and choreographer (b. 1891)
1971
Elmer Flick, American baseball player and scout (b. 1876)
1964
Halide Edib Adıvar, Turkish author and academic (b. 1884)
1961
Emily Greene Balch, American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1867)
1960
Elsie J. Oxenham, English author and educator (b. 1880)
1947
Karl Mannheim, Hungarian-English sociologist and academic (b. 1893)
1946
Countee Cullen, American poet and playwright (b. 1903)
1945
Shigekazu Shimazaki, Japanese admiral and pilot (b. 1908)
1945
Jüri Uluots, Estonian journalist and politician, 7th Prime Minister of Estonia (b. 1890)
1945
Osman Cemal Kaygılı, Turkish journalist, author, and playwright (b. 1890)
1941
Dimitrios Golemis, Greek runner (b. 1874)
1939
Johann Strauss III, Austrian violinist, composer, and conductor (b. 1866)
1936
John Gilbert, American actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1899)
1931
Wayne Munn, American football player and wrestler (b. 1896)
1930
Edward Bok, Dutch-American journalist and author (b. 1863)
1927
Houston Stewart Chamberlain, English-German philosopher and author (b. 1855)
1924
Ponnambalam Arunachalam, Sri Lankan civil servant and politician (b. 1853)
1923
Katherine Mansfield, New Zealand novelist, short story writer, and essayist (b. 1888)
1918
Charles-Émile Reynaud, French scientist and educator, invented the Praxinoscope (b. 1844)
1917
Luther D. Bradley, American cartoonist (b. 1853)
1911
Edwin Arthur Jones, American violinist and composer (b. 1853)
1911
Edvard Rusjan, Italian-Slovene pilot and engineer (b. 1886)
1908
Wilhelm Busch, German poet, illustrator, and painter (b. 1832)
1908
Abraham Goldfaden, Russian actor, playwright, and author (b. 1840)
1901
Richard Copley Christie, English lawyer and academic (b. 1830)
1895
Aaron Lufkin Dennison, American-English businessman (b. 1812)
1878
Victor Emmanuel II of Italy (b. 1820)
1876
Samuel Gridley Howe, American physician and activist (b. 1801)
1873
Napoleon III, French politician, 1st President of France (b. 1808)
1858
Anson Jones, American physician and politician; 4th President of the Republic of Texas (b. 1798)
1856
Neophytos Vamvas, Greek cleric and educator (b. 1770)
1848
Caroline Herschel, German-English astronomer (b. 1750)
1843
William Hedley, English engineer (b. 1773)
1805
Noble Wimberly Jones, American physician and politician (b. 1723)
1800
Jean Étienne Championnet, French general (b. 1762)
1799
Maria Gaetana Agnesi, Italian mathematician and philosopher (b. 1718)
1766
Thomas Birch, English historian and author (b. 1705)
1757
Louis Bertrand Castel, French mathematician and philosopher (b. 1688)
1757
Bernard Le Bovier de Fontenelle, French author, poet, and playwright (b. 1657)
1622
Alix Le Clerc, French Canoness Regular and foundress (b. 1576)
1612
Leonard Holliday, Lord Mayor of London (b. 1550)
1598
Jasper Heywood, English poet and scholar (b. 1553)
1571
Nicolas Durand de Villegaignon, French admiral (b. 1510)
1561
Amago Haruhisa, Japanese warlord (b. 1514)
1543
Guillaume du Bellay, French general and diplomat (b. 1491)
1534
Johannes Aventinus, Bavarian historian and philologist (b. 1477)
1529
Wang Yangming, Chinese Neo-Confucian scholar (b. 1472)
1514
Anne of Brittany, queen of Charles VIII of France and Louis XII of France (b. 1477)
1511
Demetrios Chalkokondyles, Greek scholar and academic (b. 1423)
1499
John Cicero, Elector of Brandenburg (b. 1455)
1463
William Neville, 1st Earl of Kent, English soldier (b. 1405)
1450
Adam Moleyns, Bishop of Chichester
1367
Giulia della Rena, Italian saint (b. 1319)
1283
Wen Tianxiang, Chinese general and scholar (b. 1236)
1282
Abû 'Uthmân Sa'îd ibn Hakam al Qurashi, Minorcan ruler (b. 1204)
1202
Birger Brosa, Jarl of Sweden
1150
Emperor Xizong of Jin (b. 1119)
710
Adrian of Canterbury, abbot and scholar

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