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On This Day in History:  July 15

July 15 is the 196th day of the year (197th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 169 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2020
Arkansas Scholarship Lottery Director Bishop Woosley resigns. As of August 3, 2020, Arkansas Scholarship Lottery Director Bishop Woosley will be moving on from the Lottery to "pursue other opportunities."
2020
Some lotteries see spike in sales growth amid pandemic. While some state lotteries are left trying to figure out how to make up for sales deficits in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, other states are experiencing surges in lottery sales inversely driven by the overall economic slump.
2019
The women who win hundreds of sweepstakes per year. Winning online sweepstakes is supposedly an act of pure luck — but some contestants claim to have it down to a science.
2019
Maine man wins 2nd large lottery prize in as many years. A Maine man won $500,000 on a ticket he purchased at a Portland convenience store in June, less than 2 years after he won a $100,000 lottery prize.
2019
Lucky CT man wins $100,000 lottery prize for second time. A Connecticut man just won a $100,000 lottery, barely a year after winning the same jackpot.
2015
Lottery security chief: Rigging computerized game "sadly" possible. The top threat to any lottery's integrity is its own information technology employees, a former lottery security chief told jurors in the trial for his coworker accused of rigging a Hot Lotto drawing to win a $14.3 million ticket.
2015
NC residents can now play lottery at the pump. North Carolina residents can now play jackpot lottery games while pumping their gas.
2014
Judge rules boss must give waiter half of $1.7M lottery jackpot for predicting win. In a legal ruling no one could have predicted, a judge in England has ordered a lottery winner to split his jackpot with the waiter who predicted the win.
2014
Alabama man loses $80,000 in foreign lottery scam. An Alabama man fell victim to one of the most successful scams in the country that is destroying the lives of thousands of people.
2013
Wyoming lottery to reap estimated $20 million in first year of ticket sales. The Wyoming Lottery Board estimates it will get $20 million from ticket sales in the first year of the state's legal games of chance, which are now targeted to start February 2014.
2013
California Lottery director resigns. After less than two years on the job, the head of the California State Lottery has resigned his post.
2011
Britain's record lottery winners go public. A Scottish couple out of work due to ill health are Europe's biggest ever lottery winners, scooping £161.5 million (€184 million, or US$260.5 million) in the EuroMillions multi-country lottery game.
2009
Arkansas Lottery director hires core management staff. Ernie Passailaigue, who started his job two weeks ago as executive director of the Arkansas Lottery Commission, has been steadily hiring employees to fill core management positions, while defending the high salaries he is giving the new staff.
2008
Kansas Lottery officials mull GTECH systems failure. A casino data systems failure from GTECH, the Providence-RI-based firm that manages the Kansas Lottery's activities, is one more problem among many the state lottery has had to deal with lately.
2008
Connecticut Lottery sets sales record. The Connecticut Lottery Corp. says it set a record during the last fiscal year with $998.5 million in sales.
2008
Wardens probed over Kenyan prisoners' lottery scam. Kenya's prison officers are at the center of an investigation over their involvement in a SMS (Short Message Service) syndicate that defrauded the public through nonexistent lotteries.
2008
Maryland lottery sales exceed $1.6 billion. The Maryland Lottery said it has achieved its 11th straight year of record sales, topping $1.673 billion and surpassing state estimates for the fiscal year.
2008
Georgia Lottery had record sales. The Georgia Lottery announced Tuesday that sales for fiscal 2008, which ended June 30, were just under $3.52 billion, a record in the 15-year history of the games.
2008
Arkansas Lt. Gov. pushes lottery proposal. Four times members of Lt. Gov. Bill Halter's staff have traveled to various corners of Arkansas to speak about the lottery proposal.
2005
Reporter investigates Internet lottery scam. On receipt of an e-mail from an Internet scam outfit, the Editor of Expatica Netherlands wasted no time in ringing up to collect the promised $1 million jackpot prize.
2005
Kentucky couple almost threw out the lottery jackpot. A Kuntucky couple literally threw away their jackpot-winning Lotto South lottery ticket, and rescued it just in time.
2004
California lottery struggles with tepid sales. Though California and its schools are begging for cash, one of the state's supposed gold mines produces roughly half of what it should for education, analysts say.
2004
Powerball jackpot increases 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 $10.9 million.
2004
Maryland woman collects $175,000 Mega win. Sharon Bishop, 33, of Hagerstown, Maryland, says she's no expert on winning, but after Wednesday she has a little experience.
2004
Georgia lottery sales up. Revenue from the Georgia Lottery increased more than $100 million in the year ending June 30 - the ninth sales record since the games began in 1993.
2004
Iowa Lottery ’04 sales top $200 million. The Iowa Lottery reported Wednesday that its sales surpassed the $200 million mark for the just completed fiscal year 2004, a 16 percent increase in revenues and the culmination of a three-year rise in profits for the state.
2004
One ticket wins $37 million UK Lotto jackpot. Champagne corks were popping Wednesday night as one lucky winner celebrated scooping a whopping $37 million (£20 million) cash UK Lotto jackpot prize.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$375 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jul 17, 2018
2.$335.5 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 16, 2016
3.$232 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jul 18, 2017
4.€188.92 Million
US$212.01 Million
Draw Date
Jul 16, 2019
5.$172 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 15, 2017
6.$165 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jul 16, 2002
7.$140 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jul 17, 2015
8.$137 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jul 16, 2019
9.$122 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jul 15, 2005
10.€108.89 Million
US$120.16 Million
Draw Date
Jul 16, 2016
11.$116 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 17, 2013
12.$110 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 18, 2018
13.€97 Million
US$108.85 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jul 16, 2019
14.€85 Million
US$104.39 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jul 17, 2012
15.$101 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jul 17, 2020
16.$100 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 18, 2012
17.€81 Million
US$97.9 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jul 15, 2005
18.€67 Million
US$91.03 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jul 15, 2014
19.$88 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jul 15, 2008
20.$87 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 15, 2020
21.$86 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 15, 2006
22.€70.77 Million
US$81.13 Million
Draw Date
Jul 15, 2017
23.€57 Million
US$80.39 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jul 17, 2009
24.$80 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jul 15, 1998
25.€59 Million
US$65.38 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Jul 15, 2016

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1986
Tuesday, Jul 15, 1986
34 years old
1979
Sunday, Jul 15, 1979
41 years old
1972
Saturday, Jul 15, 1972
48 years old
1971
Thursday, Jul 15, 1971
49 years old
1971
Thursday, Jul 15, 1971
49 years old
1969
Tuesday, Jul 15, 1969
51 years old
1966
Friday, Jul 15, 1966
54 years old
1965
Thursday, Jul 15, 1965
55 years old
1962
Sunday, Jul 15, 1962
58 years old
1959
Wednesday, Jul 15, 1959
61 years old
1951
Sunday, Jul 15, 1951
69 years old
(year not provided)
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(year not provided)
(year not provided)
(year not provided)

Worldwide Events On This Day

2016
Factions of the Turkish Armed Forces attempt a coup.
2014
A train derails on the Moscow Metro, killing at least 24 and injuring more than 160 others.
2006
Twitter is launched, becoming one of the largest social media platforms in the world.
2003
AOL Time Warner disbands Netscape. The Mozilla Foundation is established on the same day.
2002
"American Taliban" John Walker Lindh pleads guilty to supplying aid to the enemy and to possession of explosives during the commission of a felony.
2002
Anti-Terrorism Court of Pakistan hands down the death sentence to British born Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh and life terms to three others suspected of murdering The Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl.
1998
Sri Lankan Civil War: Sri Lankan Tamil MP S. Shanmuganathan is killed by a claymore mine.
1997
Fashion designer Gianni Versace is murdered by spree killer Andrew Cunanan outside the front gate of his Casa Casuarina mansion.
1996
A Belgian Air ForceC-130 Hercules carrying the Royal Netherlands Army marching band crashes on landing at Eindhoven Airport.
1983
An attack at Orly Airport in Paris is launched by Armenian militant organisation ASALA, leaving eight people dead and 55 injured.
1979
U.S. PresidentJimmy Carter gives his "malaise speech".
1975
Space Race: Apollo-Soyuz Test Project features the dual launch of an Apollo spacecraft and a Soyuz spacecraft on the first joint Soviet-United States human-crewed flight. It was both the last launch of an Apollo spacecraft, and the Saturn family of rockets.
1974
In Nicosia, Cyprus, Greek junta-sponsored nationalists launch a coup d'état, deposing President Makarios and installing Nikos Sampson as Cypriotpresident.
1971
The United Red Army is founded in Japan.
1966
Vietnam War: The United States and South Vietnam begin Operation Hastings to push the North Vietnamese out of the Vietnamese Demilitarized Zone.
1959
The steel strike of 1959 begins, leading to significant importation of foreign steel for the first time in United States history.
1955
Eighteen Nobel laureates sign the Mainau Declaration against nuclear weapons, later co-signed by thirty-four others.
1954
First flight of the Boeing 367-80, prototype for both the Boeing 707 and C-135 series.
1946
State of North Borneo, today in Sabah, Malaysia, annexed by the United Kingdom.
1927
Massacre of July 15, 1927: Eighty-nine protesters are killed by the Austrian police in Vienna.
1922
Japanese Communist Party is established in Japan.
1920
The Polish Parliament establishes Silesian Voivodeship before the Polish-German plebiscite.
1918
World War I: The Second Battle of the Marne begins near the River Marne with a German attack.
1916
In Seattle, Washington, William Boeing and George Conrad Westervelt incorporate Pacific Aero Products (later renamed Boeing).
1910
In his book Clinical Psychiatry, Emil Kraepelin gives a name to Alzheimer's disease, naming it after his colleague Alois Alzheimer.
1888
The stratovolcanoMount Bandaierupts killing approximately 500 people, in Fukushima Prefecture, Japan.
1870
Reconstruction Era of the United States: Georgia becomes the last of the former Confederate states to be readmitted to the Union.
1870
Rupert's Land and the North-Western Territory are transferred to Canada from the Hudson's Bay Company, and the province of Manitoba and the Northwest Territories are established from these vast territories.
1862
The CSS Arkansas, the most effective ironclad on the Mississippi River, battles with Union ships commanded by Admiral David Farragut, severely damaging three ships and sustaining heavy damage herself. The encounter changed the complexion of warfare on the Mississippi and helped to reverse Rebel fortunes on the river in the summer of 1862.
1838
Ralph Waldo Emerson delivers the Divinity School Address at Harvard Divinity School, discounting Biblical miracles and declaring Jesus a great man, but not God. The Protestant community reacts with outrage.
1834
The Spanish Inquisition is officially disbanded after nearly 356 years.
1823
A fire destroys the ancient Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls in Rome, Italy.
1815
Napoleonic Wars: Napoleon Bonaparte surrenders aboard HMS Bellerophon.
1806
Pike expedition: United States ArmyLieutenantZebulon Pike begins an expedition from Fort Bellefontaine near St. Louis, Missouri, to explore the west.
1799
The Rosetta Stone is found in the Egyptian village of Rosetta by French CaptainPierre-François Bouchard during Napoleon's Egyptian Campaign.
1789
Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette, is named by acclamation Colonel General of the new National Guard of Paris.
1741
Aleksei Chirikov sights land in Southeast Alaska. He sends men ashore in a longboat, making them the first Europeans to visit Alaska.
1685
Monmouth Rebellion: James Scott, 1st Duke of Monmouth is executed at Tower Hill, England after his defeat at the Battle of Sedgemoor on 6 July 1685.
1482
Muhammad XII is crowned the twenty-second and last Nasrid king of Granada.
1410
Polish-Lithuanian-Teutonic War: Battle of Grunwald: The allied forces of the Kingdom of Poland and the Grand Duchy of Lithuania defeat the army of the Teutonic Order.
1381
John Ball, a leader in the Peasants' Revolt, is hanged, drawn and quartered in the presence of King Richard II of England.
1240
Swedish-Novgorodian Wars: A Novgorodian army led by Alexander Nevsky defeats the Swedes in the Battle of the Neva.
1207
King John of England expels Canterbury monks for supporting ArchbishopStephen Langton.
1149
The reconstructed Church of the Holy Sepulchre is consecrated in Jerusalem.
1099
First Crusade: Christian soldiers take the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem after the final assault of a difficult siege.
756
An Lushan Rebellion: Emperor Xuanzong of Tang is ordered by his Imperial Guards to execute chancellor Yang Guozhong by forcing him to commit suicide or face a mutiny. General An Lushan has other members of the emperor's family killed.
AD 70
Titus and his armies breach the walls of Jerusalem. (17th of Tammuz in the Hebrew calendar).
484 BC
Dedication of the Temple of Castor and Pollux in ancient Rome

Births On This Day

1993
Håvard Nielsen, Norwegian footballer
1992
Tobias Harris, American basketball player
1992
Hokutōfuji Daiki, Japanese sumo wrestler
1992
Wayde van Niekerk, South African sprinter
1991
Danilo, Brazilian footballer
1991
Derrick Favors, American basketball player
1991
Evgeny Tishchenko, Russian boxer
1990
Zach Bogosian, American ice hockey player
1990
Damian Lillard, American basketball player
1989
Steven Jahn, German footballer
1989
Alisa Kleybanova, Russian tennis player
1989
Anthony Randolph, American basketball player
1988
Riki Christodoulou, English race car driver
1986
Tyler Kennedy, Canadian ice hockey player
1985
Sanjeev, Tamil actor
1984
Angelo Siniscalchi, Italian footballer
1984
Veronika Velez-Zuzulová, Slovak skier
1983
Nelson Merlo, Brazilian race car driver
1983
Will Rudge, English cricketer
1983
Heath Slater, American wrestler
1982
Alan Pérez, Spanish cyclist
1982
Neemia Tialata, New Zealand rugby player
1982
Aída Yéspica, Venezuelan model and actress
1981
Alou Diarra, French footballer
1981
Petros Klampanis, Greek bassist and composer
1981
Marius Stankevičius, Lithuanian footballer
1980
Reggie Abercrombie, American baseball player
1980
BxB Hulk, Japanese professional wrestler
1980
Jonathan Cheechoo, Canadian ice hockey player
1980
Julia Perez, Indonesian singer and actress (d. 2017)
1979
Laura Benanti, American actress and singer
1979
Alexander Frei, Swiss footballer
1979
Edda Garðarsdóttir, Icelandic footballer
1979
Renata Kučerová, Czech tennis player
1978
Miguel Olivo, Dominican baseball player
1977
André Nel, South African cricketer
1977
Lana Parrilla, American actress
1977
John St. Clair, American football player
1977
Ray Toro, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1976
Steve Cunningham, American boxer
1976
Marco Di Vaio, Italian footballer
1976
Diane Kruger, German actress and model
1976
Gabriel Iglesias, Mexican-American comedian and voice actor
1975
Cherry, American wrestler and manager
1975
Danny Law, English cricketer
1975
Ben Pepper, Australian basketball player
1973
Brian Austin Green, American actor
1972
Scott Foley, American actor
1970
Tarkan Gözübüyük, Turkish bass player and producer
1969
Ain Tammus, Estonian footballer and coach
1968
Eddie Griffin, American comedian, actor, and producer
1967
Adam Savage, American actor and special effects designer
1967
Elbert West, American singer-songwriter (d. 2015)
1966
Jason Bonham, English singer-songwriter and drummer
1966
Irène Jacob, French-Swiss actress
1965
Alistair Carmichael, Scottish lawyer and politician, Secretary of State for Scotland
1965
Gero Miesenböck, Austrian neuroscientist and educator
1965
David Miliband, English politician, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
1963
Brigitte Nielsen, Danish-Italian actress
1963
Steve Thomas, English-Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1962
Nikos Filippou, Greek basketball player and manager
1962
Michelle Ford, Australian swimmer
1961
Lolita Davidovich, Canadian actress
1961
Jean-Christophe Grangé, French journalist and screenwriter
1961
Scott Ritter, American soldier and international weapons inspector
1961
Forest Whitaker, American actor
1960
Kim Alexis, American fashion model
1959
Vincent Lindon, French actor, director, and screenwriter
1958
Gary Heale, English footballer and coach
1958
Mac Thornberry, American lawyer and politician
1956
Ian Curtis, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Joy Division) (d. 1980)
1956
Nicholas Harberd, British botanist, educator and academician
1956
Barry Melrose, Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and sportscaster
1956
Steve Mortimer, Australian rugby league player, coach, and administrator
1956
Joe Satriani, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1956
Wayne Taylor, South African race car driver
1954
John Ferguson, Australian rugby league player
1954
Jeff Jarvis, American journalist and blogger
1954
Giorgos Kaminis, American-Greek lawyer and politician, 78th Mayor of Athens
1954
Mario Kempes, Argentinian footballer and manager
1953
Jean-Bertrand Aristide, Haitian priest and politician, 49th President of Haiti
1953
Sultanah Haminah, Malaysian royal consort
1953
Mohamad Shahrum Osman, Malaysian politician
1953
Alicia Bridges, American singer-songwriter
1952
David Pack, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1952
Celia Imrie, English actress
1952
Terry O'Quinn, American actor
1952
Marky Ramone, American drummer and songwriter
1952
Johnny Thunders, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1991)
1951
Gregory Isaacs, Jamaican-English singer-songwriter (d. 2010)
1951
Jesse Ventura, American wrestler, actor, and politician, 38th Governor of Minnesota
1950
Colin Barnett, Australian economist and politician, 29th Premier of Western Australia
1950
Arianna Huffington, Greek-American journalist and publisher (The Huffington Post)
1949
Carl Bildt, Swedish politician and diplomat, Prime Minister of Sweden
1949
Trevor Horn, English singer-songwriter, keyboard player, and producer
1949
Richard Russo, American novelist, short story writer, and screenwriter
1948
Twinkle, English singer-songwriter (d. 2015)
1948
Dimosthenis Kourtovik, Greek anthropologist and critic
1948
Artimus Pyle, American rock drummer and songwriter (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
1947
Peter Banks, English guitarist and songwriter (d. 2013)
1947
Lydia Davis, American short story writer, novelist, and essayist
1947
Pridiyathorn Devakula, Thai economist and politician, Thai Minister of Finance
1947
Roky Erickson, American singer-songwriter and musician
1946
Linda Ronstadt, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress
1946
Hassanal Bolkiah, Sultan of Brunei
1945
Jan-Michael Vincent, American actor (d. 2019)
1945
David Arthur Granger, Guyanese politician, 9th President of Guyana
1945
Peter Lewis (musician), American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1945
Jürgen Möllemann, German soldier and politician, Vice-Chancellor of Germany (d. 2003)
1944
Millie Jackson, American singer-songwriter
1943
Jocelyn Bell Burnell, Northern Irish astrophysicist, astronomer, and academic
1942
Vivian Malone Jones, American civil rights activist (d. 2005)
1940
Denis Héroux, Canadian director and producer (d. 2015)
1940
Ronald Gene Simmons, American sergeant and convicted murderer (d. 1990)
1940
Robert Winston, English surgeon, academic, and politician
1939
Aníbal Cavaco Silva, Portuguese economist and politician, 19th President of the Portuguese Republic
1938
Ernie Barnes, American football player, actor, and painter (d. 2009)
1938
Carmen Callil, Australian publisher, founded Virago Press
1938
Barry Goldwater, Jr., American lawyer and politician
1937
Prabhash Joshi, Indian journalist (d. 2009)
1936
George Voinovich, American lawyer and politician, 65th Governor of Ohio (d. 2016)
1935
Donn Clendenon, American baseball player and lawyer (d. 2005)
1935
Alex Karras, American football player, wrestler, and actor (d. 2012)
1935
Ken Kercheval, American actor and director
1934
Harrison Birtwistle, English composer and academic
1934
Eva Krížiková, Czech actress
1934
Risto Jarva, Finnish director and producer (d. 1977)
1933
Guido Crepax, Italian author and illustrator (d. 2003)
1933
M. T. Vasudevan Nair, Indian author and screenwriter
1932
Ed Litzenberger, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2010)
1931
Clive Cussler, American archaeologist and author
1931
Joanna Merlin, American actress and casting director
1931
Jacques-Yvan Morin, Canadian lawyer and politician, Deputy Premier of Quebec
1930
Jacques Derrida, Algerian-French philosopher and academic (d. 2004)
1930
Richard Garneau, Canadian journalist and sportscaster (d. 2013)
1930
Stephen Smale, American mathematician and computer scientist
1930
Einosuke Akiya, Japanese Buddhist leader
1929
Charles Anthony, American tenor and actor (d. 2012)
1929
Francis Bebey, Cameroonian-French guitarist (d. 2001)
1929
Ian Stewart, Scottish race car driver
1928
Carl Woese, American microbiologist and biophysicist (d. 2012)
1928
Viramachaneni Vimla Devi, Indian parliamentarian
1927
Nan Martin, American actress (d. 2010)
1927
Carmen Zapata, American actress (d. 2014)
1927
Håkon Brusveen, Norwegian cross-country skier
1926
Driss Chraïbi, Moroccan-French journalist and author (d. 2007)
1926
Leopoldo Galtieri, Argentinian general and politician, 44th President of Argentina (d. 2003)
1926
Raymond Gosling, English physicist and academic (d. 2015)
1926
Sir John Graham, 4th Baronet, English diplomat
1925
Philip Carey, American actor (d. 2009)
1925
Taylor Hardwick, American architect, designed Haydon Burns Library and Friendship Fountain Park (d. 2014)
1925
D. A. Pennebaker, American documentary filmmaker
1925
Evan Hultman, American politician
1925
Antony Carbone, American actor
1925
Pandel Savic, American football player (d. 2018)
1924
Jeremiah Denton, American admiral and politician (d. 2014)
1924
Marianne Bernadotte, Swedish actress and philanthropist
1923
Francisco de Andrade, Portuguese sailor
1922
Leon M. Lederman, American physicist and mathematician, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2018)
1922
Jean-Pierre Richard, French writer
1921
Jack Beeson, American pianist and composer (d. 2010)
1921
Henri Colpi, Swiss-French director and screenwriter (d. 2006)
1921
Robert Bruce Merrifield, American biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2006)
1921
Jean Heywood, British actress
1919
Fritz Langanke, German lieutenant (d. 2012)
1919
Iris Murdoch, Anglo-Irish British novelist and philosopher (d. 1999)
1918
Bertram Brockhouse, Canadian physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2003)
1918
Brenda Milner, English-Canadian neuropsychologist and academic
1917
Robert Conquest, English-American historian, poet, and academic (d. 2015)
1917
Joan Roberts, American actress and singer (d. 2012)
1917
Nur Muhammad Taraki, Afghan journalist and politician (d. 1979)
1916
Sumner Gerard, American politician and diplomat (d. 2004)
1915
Albert Ghiorso, American chemist and academic (d. 2010)
1915
Kashmir Singh Katoch, Indian army officer
1914
Akhtar Hameed Khan, Pakistani economist, scholar, and activist (d. 1999)
1914
Howard Vernon, Swiss-French actor (d. 1996)
1913
Cowboy Copas, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1963)
1913
Hammond Innes, English journalist and author (d. 1998)
1913
Abraham Sutzkever, Russian poet and author (d. 2010)
1911
Edward Shackleton, Baron Shackleton, English geographer and politician, Secretary of State for Air (d. 1994)
1909
Jean Hamburger, French physician and surgeon (d. 1992)
1906
R. S. Mugali, Indian poet and academic (d. 1993)
1906
Rudolf Uhlenhaut, English-German engineer (d. 1989)
1905
Dorothy Fields, American songwriter (d. 1974)
1905
Anita Farra, Italian actress (d. 2008)
1904
Rudolf Arnheim, German-American psychologist and author (d. 2007)
1903
Walter D. Edmonds, American journalist and author (d. 1998)
1903
K. Kamaraj, Indian journalist and politician (d. 1975)
1902
Jean Rey, Belgian lawyer and politician, 2nd President of the European Commission (d. 1983)
1899
Seán Lemass, Irish soldier and politician, 4th Taoiseach of Ireland (d. 1971)
1894
Tadeusz Sendzimir, Polish-American engineer (d. 1989)
1893
Enid Bennett, Australian-American actress (d. 1969)
1893
Dick Rauch, American football player and coach (d. 1970)
1892
Walter Benjamin, German philosopher and critic (d. 1940)
1887
Wharton Esherick, American sculptor (d. 1970)
1880
Enrique Mosca, Argentinian lawyer and politician (d. 1950)
1871
Doppo Kunikida, Japanese journalist, author, and poet (d. 1908)
1867
Jean-Baptiste Charcot, French physician and explorer (d. 1936)
1865
Alfred Harmsworth, 1st Viscount Northcliffe, Anglo-Irish businessman and publisher, founded the Amalgamated Press (d. 1922)
1865
Wilhelm Wirtinger, Austrian-German mathematician and theorist (d. 1945)
1864
Marie Tempest, English actress and singer (d. 1942)
1858
Emmeline Pankhurst, English political activist and suffragist (d. 1928)
1850
Frances Xavier Cabrini, Italian-American nun and saint (d. 1917)
1848
Vilfredo Pareto, Italian economist and sociologist (d. 1923)
1827
W. W. Thayer American lawyer and politician, 6th Governor of Oregon (d. 1899)
1817
Sir John Fowler, 1st Baronet, English engineer, designed the Forth Bridge (d. 1898)
1812
James Hope-Scott, English lawyer and academic (d. 1873)
1808
Henry Edward Manning, English cardinal (d. 1892)
1800
Sidney Breese, American jurist and politician (d. 1878)
1799
Reuben Chapman, American lawyer and politician, 13th Governor of Alabama (d. 1882)
1796
Thomas Bulfinch, American mythologist (d. 1867)
1793
Almira Hart Lincoln Phelps, American educator, author, editor (d. 1884)
1779
Clement Clarke Moore, American author, poet, and educator (d. 1863)
1704
August Gottlieb Spangenberg, German bishop and theologian (d. 1792)
1638
Giovanni Buonaventura Viviani, Italian violinist and composer (d. 1693)
1631
Jens Juel, Danish politician and diplomat, Governor-general of Norway (d. 1700)
1631
Richard Cumberland, English philosopher (d. 1718)
1613
Gu Yanwu, Chinese philologist and geographer (d. 1682)
1611
Jai Singh I, maharaja of Jaipur (d. 1667)
1606
Rembrandt, Dutch painter and etcher (d. 1669)
1600
Jan Cossiers, Flemish painter (d. 1671)
1573
Inigo Jones, English architect, designed the Queen's House (d. 1652)
1478
Barbara Jagiellon, duchess consort of Saxony and Margravine consort of Meissen (d. 1534)
1471
Eskender, Ethiopian emperor (d. 1494)
1455
Queen Yun, Korean queen (d. 1482)
1442
Boček IV of Poděbrady, Bohemian nobleman (d. 1496)
1359
Antonio Correr, Italian cardinal (d. 1445)
1353
Vladimir the Bold, Russian prince (d. 1410)
1273
Ewostatewos, Ethiopian monk and saint (d. 1352)
980
Ichijō, Japanese emperor (d. 1011)

Deaths On This Day

2017
Martin Landau, American film and television actor (b. 1928)
2015
Masahiko Aoki, Japanese-American economist and academic (b. 1938)
2015
Wan Li, Chinese politician, 4th Vice Premier of the People's Republic of China (b. 1916)
2015
Aubrey Morris, British actor (b. 1926)
2015
Dave Somerville, Canadian singer (b. 1933)
2014
Óscar Acosta, Honduran author, poet, and diplomat (b. 1933)
2014
James MacGregor Burns, American historian, political scientist, and author (b. 1918)
2014
Saúl Lara, Spanish footballer (b. 1982)
2014
Edward Perl, American neuroscientist and academic (b. 1926)
2014
Robert A. Roe, American soldier and politician (b. 1924)
2013
Ninos Aho, Syrian-American poet and activist (b. 1945)
2013
Henry Braden, American lawyer and politician (b. 1944)
2013
Tom Greenwell, American lawyer and judge (b. 1956)
2013
Earl Gros, American football player (b. 1940)
2013
Noël Lee, Chinese-American pianist and composer (b. 1924)
2013
Meskerem Legesse, Ethiopian runner (b. 1986)
2013
John T. Riedl, American computer scientist and academic (b. 1962)
2012
Boris Cebotari, Moldovan footballer (b. 1975)
2012
Tsilla Chelton, Israeli-French actress (b. 1919)
2012
Grant Feasel, American football player (b. 1960)
2012
David Fraser, English general (b. 1920)
2012
Celeste Holm, American actress and singer (b. 1917)
2012
Yoichi Takabayashi, Japanese director and screenwriter (b. 1931)
2011
Friedrich Wilhelm Schnitzler, German landowner and politician (b. 1928)
2011
Googie Withers, British-Australian actress (b. 1917)
2010
James E. Akins, American politician and diplomat, United States Ambassador to Saudi Arabia (b. 1926)
2008
György Kolonics, Hungarian canoe racer (b. 1972)
2006
Robert H. Brooks, American businessman, founder of Hooters and Naturally Fresh, Inc. (b. 1937)
2006
Alireza Shapour Shahbazi, Iranian archaeologist and academic (b. 1942)
2003
Roberto Bolaño, Chilean novelist, short-story writer, poet, and essayist (b. 1953)
2003
Elisabeth Welch, American actress and singer (b. 1904)
2001
C. Balasingham, Sri Lankan lawyer and civil servant (b. 1917)
2000
Louis Quilico, Canadian opera singer and educator (b. 1925)
1998
S. Shanmuganathan, Sri Lankan politician (b. 1960)
1997
Justinas Lagunavičius, Lithuanian basketball player (b. 1924)
1997
Gianni Versace, Italian fashion designer, founded Versace (b. 1946)
1992
Hammer DeRoburt, Nauruan educator and politician, 1st President of Nauru (b. 1922)
1992
Chingiz Mustafayev, Azerbaijani journalist and author (b. 1960)
1991
Bert Convy, American actor, singer, and game show host (b. 1933)
1990
Zaim Topčić, Yugoslav and Bosnian writer (b. 1920)
1990
Margaret Lockwood, English actress (b. 1916)
1990
Omar Abu Risha, Syrian poet and diplomat, 4th Syrian Ambassador to the United States (b. 1910)
1989
Laurie Cunningham, English footballer (b. 1956)
1988
Eleanor Estes, American librarian, author, and illustrator (b. 1906)
1986
Billy Haughton, American harness racer and trainer (b. 1923)
1982
Bill Justis, American saxophonist, songwriter, and producer (b. 1926)
1981
Frédéric Dorion, Canadian lawyer, judge, and politician (b. 1898)
1979
Gustavo Díaz Ordaz, Mexican academic and politician, 29th President of Mexico (b. 1911)
1977
Donald Mackay, Australian businessman and activist (b. 1933)
1976
Paul Gallico, American journalist and author (b. 1897)
1974
Christine Chubbuck, American journalist (b. 1944)
1966
Seyfi Arkan, Turkish architect (b. 1903)
1965
Francis Cherry, American lawyer and politician, 35th Governor of Arkansas (b. 1908)
1961
John Edward Brownlee, Canadian lawyer and politician, 5th Premier of Alberta (b. 1884)
1960
Set Persson, Swedish politician (b. 1897)
1960
Lawrence Tibbett, American singer and actor (b. 1896)
1959
Ernest Bloch, Swiss-American composer and academic (b. 1880)
1959
Vance Palmer, Australian author and critic (b. 1885)
1957
James M. Cox, American publisher and politician, 46th Governor of Ohio (b. 1870)
1957
Vasily Maklakov, Russian lawyer and politician (b. 1869)
1953
Geevarghese Mar Ivanios, Indian archbishop, founded the Order of the Imitation of Christ (b. 1882)
1948
John J. Pershing, American general (b. 1860)
1947
Walter Donaldson, American soldier and songwriter (b. 1893)
1946
Razor Smith, English cricketer and coach (b. 1877)
1944
Marie-Victorin Kirouac, Canadian botanist and academic (b. 1885)
1942
Wenceslao Vinzons, Filipino lawyer and politician (b. 1910)
1940
Eugen Bleuler, Swiss psychiatrist and physician (b. 1857)
1940
Robert Wadlow, American giant, 8"11' 271 cm (b.1918)
1933
Irving Babbitt, American scholar, critic, and academic (b. 1865)
1933
Freddie Keppard, American cornet player (b. 1890)
1932
Cornelis Jacobus Langenhoven, South African poet and politician (b. 1873)
1931
Ladislaus Bortkiewicz, Russian-German economist and mathematician (b. 1868)
1930
Leopold Auer, Hungarian violinist, composer, and conductor (b. 1845)
1929
Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Austrian author, poet, and playwright (b. 1874)
1919
Hermann Emil Fischer, German chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1852)
1904
Anton Chekhov, Russian playwright and short story writer (b. 1860)
1898
Jean-Baptiste Salpointe, French-American archbishop (d. 1825)
1890
Gottfried Keller, Swiss author, poet, and playwright (b. 1819)
1885
Rosalía de Castro, Spanish author and poet (b. 1837)
1883
General Tom Thumb, American circus performer (b. 1838)
1858
Alexander Andreyevich Ivanov, Russian painter (b. 1806)
1857
Carl Czerny, Austrian pianist and composer (b. 1791)
1851
Juan Felipe Ibarra, Argentinian general and politician (b. 1787)
1844
Claude Charles Fauriel, French philologist and historian (b. 1772)
1839
Winthrop Mackworth Praed, English poet and politician (b. 1802)
1828
Jean-Antoine Houdon, French sculptor (b. 1741)
1789
Jacques Duphly, French harpsichord player and composer (b. 1715)
1767
Michael Bruce, Scottish poet and composer (b. 1746)
1765
Charles-André van Loo, French painter (b. 1705)
1750
Vasily Tatishchev, Russian ethnographer and politician (b. 1686)
1685
James Scott, 1st Duke of Monmouth, Dutch-English general and politician, Governor of Kingston-upon-Hull (b. 1649)
1655
Girolamo Rainaldi, Italian architect (b. 1570)
1614
Pierre de Bourdeille, seigneur de Brantôme, French soldier, historian, and author (b. 1540)
1609
Annibale Carracci, Italian painter and illustrator (b. 1560)
1571
Shimazu Takahisa, Japanese daimyō (b. 1514)
1544
René of Châlon (b. 1519)
1542
Lisa del Giocondo, subject of Leonardo da Vinci's painting Mona Lisa (b. 1479)
1445
Joan Beaufort, Queen of Scotland
1410
Ulrich von Jungingen, German Grand Master of the Teutonic Knights (b. 1360)
1406
William, Duke of Austria
1397
Catherine of Henneberg, German ruler (b. c. 1334)
1388
Agnes of Durazzo, titular Latin empress consort of Constantinople (d. 1313)
1381
John Ball, English Lollard priest
1299
King Eric II of Norway (b. c. 1268)
1291
Rudolf I of Germany (b. 1218)
1274
Bonaventure, Italian bishop and saint (b. 1221)
1015
Vladimir the Great, Grand prince of Kievan Rus' (b. c. 958)
998
Abū al-Wafā' Būzjānī, Persian mathematician and astronomer (b. 940)
756
Yang Guifei, consort of Xuan Zong (b. 719)

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