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On This Day in History:  June 1

June 1 is the 152nd day of the year (153rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 213 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2019
$475 MILLION: Mega Millions lottery jackpot swells. After 23 drawings without a jackpot winner, the multi-state Mega Millions lottery game now boasts a swelling jackpot of nearly a half-billion dollars that could instantly put someone among the wealthiest people on the planet.
2018
Hundreds expected at funeral of 'Lotto Angel' who gave away most of $10 million jackpot. A former hospital worker — who died last week — gave away an astonishing £5.5 million (US$7.3 million) of her £7.6 million (US$10.1 million) lottery jackpot win.
2017
Two $1 million Va. Millionaire Raffle tickets due to expire this month. Two $1 million-winning Virginia Millionaire Raffle lottery tickets drawn on New Year's Day have not yet been claimed — and are due to expire by the end of June.
2016
After Senate setback, Mass. Lottery chief again emphasizes online presence. The Massachusetts Lottery did not secure Senate approval last week to begin the process of making its products available online, and time is running short for the Legislature to grant that authorization, the still-hopeful head of the Lottery said Tuesday.
2016
South Florida musician gets prison term for lottery fraud. A South Florida musician who helped funnel money from elderly victims of a $500,000 lottery hoax was sentenced Tuesday to three years and five months in federal prison.
2015
Two mega lottery jackpots up for grabs this week. The USA's two powerhouse multi-state lottery games have been steadily growing their jackpots over the past several weeks, and this week they offer a combined $441 million to lottery players who will take a chance to beat the odds.
2014
Minnesota Gov. vetoes bill to limit online lottery sales. Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton vetoed a bill Friday that would have done away with online instant-play lottery games and barred sales of tickets via gas pumps or ATMs.
2014
Former Iowa Lottery employee charged for thefts. A former Iowa Lottery employee was arrested after an investigation found she stole lottery tickets from stores and a bar in the Fort Dodge area, according to officials and court records in the case.
2012
Vermont Lottery appoints new Executive Director. Greg Smith, an executive with The Vermont Country Store, has been tapped to head the Vermont Lottery, replacing retiring Lottery Executive Director Alan Yandow.
2009
Ohio Lottery director under scrutiny for equipment debacle. A year ago, Ohio Lottery Director Michael A. Dolan persuaded skeptical lawmakers to buy $11.6 million worth of equipment to launch the state's new Keno game on a promise that the setup would still work after a year -- a premise that Dolan later admitted was false.
2009
Lottery bonus to go to food bank. The $100,000 bonus that went to the Southeast Washington supermarket that sold last month's $144 million Powerball ticket will go to charity, the grocery chain said yesterday.
2009
Ohio Mega Millions lottery winner claims prize anonymously. The owner of a winning Mega Millions ticket claimed their prize Friday, but the identity of the winner won't be made public after two attorneys claimed the prize on behalf of a blind trust.
2009
Store gets lots of attention after selling winning lottery ticket. Crowds of customers packed into Chase's Cigar Store in the Eastwood section of Syracuse Sunday, hoping some lottery luck would rub off on them.
2007
Georgia man celebrates $5 million lottery jackpot. David Huff, 46, won $5 million playing the Georgia Lottery instant game Georgia’s $500 million Club.
2007
Sell the Mass. Lottery?. A Boston Globe columnist looks at the pros and cons of selling the Massachusetts state lottery.
2007
Lucky B.C. lottery retailers also bankrupt. At least two B.C. retailers who won the lottery multiple times were so badly in debt around the time of their winnings they filed for bankruptcy.
2007
Winning retailers named by B.C. Lottery Corporation. The B.C. Lottery Corporation has gone public with the names of its lottery retailers who have won major prizes, following this week's scathing report by the B.C. ombudsman into lottery irregularities.
2007
Jack's back: Judge orders record lottery winner to pay settlement. The winner of a $315 million lottery jackpot has been ordered to honor a settlement he reached with a racetrack worker who accused him of assaulting her.
2005
Pair will testify against former Hoosier Lottery official. Two men linked to a scandal at the Hoosier Lottery have agreed to testify against a former security officer accused of rigging a $1 million scratch-off game.
2005
Powerball lottery to implement changes. Sales for a new, enhanced version of the Powerball multi-state lottery game will begin on Sunday, August 28.
2005
Jackpot lottery ticket: dying man's final gift. A woman who bought a lottery ticket at the urging of her dying father won almost $1 million the day he passed away.
2005
Boise man claims $220.3 million lottery jackpot. A Boise man in his thirties who had been playing the same numbers the past four years has come forward with the $220.3 million winning Powerball ticket, a record jackpot for the state.
2004
Florida Lotto jackpot rolls over to $20 million. No ticket matched all six Florida Lotto numbers, causing the jackpot to roll over to $20 million, lottery officials said Sunday.
2004
$52 Powerball Jackpot Won by Ticket Purchased in Pennsylvania. For the second time in May a ticket purchased in Pennsylvania won the Powerball jackpot. Saturday night's jackpot was worth $52 million.
2004
Tennessee lottery sales slack off after fast start. Tennessee Education Lottery ticket sales have fallen steadily since the state-sponsored games began in mid-January.
2004
Changes to Canada Lotto 6/49 now in effect. Lotto 6/49 buyers are now paying $2 per ticket, an increase of $1, first announced last November by the Interprovincial Lottery Corporation.
2004
NY resident wins Vermont scratch game. A clerk at the back of a North Bennington, Vermont variety store might have thought he was being robbed, when really a customer was just shouting with excitement over winning the lottery.
2004
Texas Lottery Swindler To Appear In Court. A Houston woman accused of trying to swindle the Texas Lottery Commission out of millions of dollars will head to court Tuesday.
2004
Lottery win unites estranged couple. A building superintendent who's lived apart from his wife for 26 years will reunite with her - using $1 million he won in the lottery.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$475 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jun 4, 2019
2.$356 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jun 2, 2020
3.$344.6 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 1, 2019
4.$338 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 3, 2017
5.$261.6 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 2, 2010
6.$260 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jun 2, 2015
7.$251 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jun 3, 2016
8.$200 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 1, 2011
9.$192 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 4, 2014
10.$188.9 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 3, 2015
11.€161.8 Million
US$180.94 Million
Draw Date
Jun 1, 2019
12.€152 Million
US$170.89 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jun 2, 2017
13.$164 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 2, 2012
14.€116 Million
US$152.35 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jun 1, 2012
15.$135 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 3, 2020
16.€87 Million
US$118.48 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jun 3, 2014
17.$106 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jun 3, 2005
18.€90 Million
US$105.05 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Jun 1, 2018
19.€90.39 Million
US$102.74 Million
Draw Date
Jun 4, 2016
20.$100 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 1, 2016
21.$97 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jun 1, 2018
22.$87.6 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 3, 1995
23.€74 Million
US$86.37 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jun 1, 2018
24.$75 Million
Draw Date
Jun 2, 2004
24.$75 Million
Draw Date
Jun 2, 2004

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1987
Monday, Jun 1, 1987
33 years old
1986
Sunday, Jun 1, 1986
34 years old
1984
Friday, Jun 1, 1984
36 years old
1975
Sunday, Jun 1, 1975
45 years old
1969
Sunday, Jun 1, 1969
51 years old
1967
Thursday, Jun 1, 1967
53 years old
1965
Tuesday, Jun 1, 1965
55 years old
1963
Saturday, Jun 1, 1963
57 years old
1961
Thursday, Jun 1, 1961
59 years old
1950
Thursday, Jun 1, 1950
70 years old
1948
Tuesday, Jun 1, 1948
72 years old
(year not provided)
(year not provided)
(year not provided)

Worldwide Events On This Day

2015
A ship carrying 458 people capsizes on Yangtze river in China's Hubei province, killing 400 people.
2011
A rare tornado outbreak occurs in New England; a strong EF3 tornado strikes Springfield, Massachusetts, during the event, killing four people.
2011
Space Shuttle Endeavour makes its final landing after 25 flights.
2009
Air France Flight 447 crashes into the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Brazil on a flight from Rio de Janeiro to Paris. All 228 passengers and crew are killed.
2009
General Motorsfiles for Chapter 11bankruptcy. It is the fourth largest United States bankruptcy in history.
2004
Oklahoma state prosecutors sentence Oklahoma City bombing co-conspirator Terry Nichols to 161 consecutive life terms without the possibility of a parole breaking a Guinness World Record.
2001
Nepalese royal massacre: Crown Prince Dipendra of Nepal shoots and kills several members of his family including his father and mother.
2001
Dolphinarium discotheque massacre: A Hamas suicide bomber kills 21 at a disco in Tel Aviv.
1999
American Airlines Flight 1420 slides and crashes while landing at Little Rock National Airport, killing 11 people on a flight from Dallas to Little Rock.
1993
Dobrinja mortar attack: Thirteen are killed and 133 wounded when Serb mortar shells are fired at a soccer game in Dobrinja, west of Sarajevo.
1990
Cold War: George H. W. Bush and Mikhail Gorbachev sign a treaty to end chemical weapon production.
1988
European Central Bank is founded in Brussels.
1988
The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty comes into effect.
1980
Cable News Network (CNN) begins broadcasting.
1979
The first black-led government of Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) in 90 years takes power.
1978
The first international applications under the Patent Cooperation Treaty are filed.
1975
The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan was founded by Jalal Talabani, Nawshirwan Mustafa, Fuad Masum and others.
1974
The Heimlich maneuver for rescuing choking victims is published in the journal Emergency Medicine.
1967
The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band is released.
1964
Kenya becomes a republic with Jomo Kenyatta (1897 - 22 August 1978) as its first President (1964 to 1978).
1962
Adolf Eichmann is hanged in Israel.
1961
The Canadian Bank of Commerce and Imperial Bank of Canada merge to form the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, the largest bank merger in Canadian history.
1958
Charles de Gaulle comes out of retirement to lead France by decree for six months.
1946
Ion Antonescu, "Conducator" ("Leader") of Romania during World War II, is executed.
1943
BOAC Flight 777 is shot down over the Bay of Biscay by German Junkers Ju 88s, killing British actor Leslie Howard and leading to speculation that it was actually an attempt to kill British Prime MinisterWinston Churchill.
1941
World War II: The Battle of Crete ends as Crete capitulates to Germany.
1941
The Farhud, a massive pogrom in Iraq, starts and as a result, many Iraqi Jews are forced to leave their homes.
1939
First flight of the German Focke-Wulf Fw 190fighter aircraft.
1929
The 1st Conference of the Communist Parties of Latin America is held in Buenos Aires.
1922
The Royal Ulster Constabulary is founded.
1918
World War I: Western Front: Battle of Belleau Wood: Allied Forces under John J. Pershing and James Harbord engage Imperial German Forces under Wilhelm, German Crown Prince.
1916
Louis Brandeis becomes the first Jew appointed to the United States Supreme Court.
1913
The Greek-Serbian Treaty of Alliance is signed, paving the way for the Second Balkan War.
1910
Robert Falcon Scott's second South Pole expedition leaves Cardiff.
1890
The United States Census Bureau begins using Herman Hollerith's tabulating machine to count census returns.
1879
Napoléon Eugène, the last dynastic Bonaparte, is killed in the Anglo-Zulu War.
1868
The Treaty of Bosque Redondo is signed, allowing the Navajo to return to their lands in Arizona and New Mexico.
1862
American Civil War: Peninsula Campaign: The Battle of Seven Pines (or the Battle of Fair Oaks) ends inconclusively, with both sides claiming victory.
1861
American Civil War: The Battle of Fairfax Court House is fought.
1857
Charles Baudelaire's Les Fleurs du mal is published.
1855
The American adventurerWilliam Walker conquers Nicaragua.
1849
Territorial Governor Alexander Ramsey declared the Territory of Minnesota officially established.
1831
James Clark Ross becomes the first European at the North Magnetic Pole.
1815
Napoleon promulgates a revised Constitution after it passes a plebiscite.
1813
Following a "gallant and desperate" defense by her crew, USRC Surveyor is captured by the Royal Navy.
1813
Capture of USS Chesapeake.
1812
War of 1812: U.S. President James Madison asks the Congress to declare war on the United Kingdom.
1796
Tennessee is admitted as the 16th state of the United States.
1794
The battle of the Glorious First of June is fought, the first naval engagement between Britain and France during the French Revolutionary Wars.
1792
Kentucky is admitted as the 15th state of the United States.
1779
Benedict Arnold, a general in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, is court-martialed for malfeasance.
1773
Wolraad Woltemade rescues 14 sailors at the Cape of Good Hope from the sinking ship De Jonge Thomas by riding his horse into the sea seven times. He drowned on his eighth attempt.
1679
The Scottish Covenanters defeat John Graham of Claverhouse at the Battle of Drumclog.
1676
Battle of Öland: allied Danish-Dutch forces defeat the Swedish navy in the Baltic Sea, during the Scanian War (1675-79)
1670
In Dover, England, Charles II of England and Louis XIV of France sign the Secret Treaty of Dover, which will force England into the Third Anglo-Dutch War.
1660
Mary Dyer is hanged for defying a law banning Quakers from the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
1649
Start of the Sumuroy Revolt: Filipinos in Northern Samar led by Agustin Sumuroy revolt against Spanish colonial authorities.
1648
The Roundheads defeat the Cavaliers at the Battle of Maidstone in the Second English Civil War.
1535
Combined forces loyal to Charles V attack and expel the Ottomans from Tunis during the Conquest of Tunis.
1533
Anne Boleyn is crowned Queen of England.
1495
A monk, John Cor, records the first known batch of Scotch whisky.
1298
Residents of Riga and Grand Duchy of Lithuania defeated the Livonian Order in the Battle of Turaida.
1252
Alfonso X is proclaimed king of Castile and León.
1215
Zhongdu (now Beijing), then under the control of the Jurchen ruler Emperor Xuanzong of Jin, is captured by the Mongols under Genghis Khan, ending the Battle of Zhongdu.

Births On This Day

1999
Dmitri Aliev, Russian figure skater
1996
Edvinas Gertmonas, Lithuanian footballer
1996
Tom Holland, English actor
1995
Carlos Castro García, Spanish footballer
1994
Kagayaki Taishi, Japanese sumo wrestler
1993
Sam Anas, American ice hockey player
1991
Tyrone Roberts, Australian rugby league player
1990
Miller Bolaños, Ecuadoran footballer
1990
Kennie Chopart, Danish footballer
1990
Carlota Ciganda, Spanish golfer
1990
Martin Pembleton, English footballer
1990
Bianca Perie, Romanian hammer thrower
1989
Nataliya Goncharova, Ukrainian/Russian volleyball player
1989
Sammy Alex Mutahi, Kenyan runner
1988
Javier Hernández, Mexican footballer
1987
Zoltán Harsányi, Slovakian footballer
1987
Jerel McNeal, American basketball player
1987
Yarisley Silva, Cuban pole vaulter
1986
Moses Ndiema Masai, Kenyan runner
1986
Chinedu Obasi, Nigerian footballer
1986
Ben Smith, New Zealand rugby player
1985
Tirunesh Dibaba, Ethiopian runner
1985
Mário Hipólito, Angolan footballer
1985
Dinesh Karthik, Indian cricketer
1985
Nick Young, American basketball player
1985
Sam Young, American basketball player
1984
Jean Beausejour, Chilean footballer
1984
Jean-Claude Bozga, Romanian footballer
1984
David Neville, American sprinter
1984
Olivier Tielemans, Dutch race car driver
1983
Tetyana Hamera-Shmyrko, Ukrainian runner
1983
Tõnis Sahk, Estonian long jumper
1982
Justine Henin, Belgian tennis player
1981
Brandi Carlile, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1981
Smush Parker, American basketball player
1981
Amy Schumer, American actress
1981
Carlos Zambrano, Venezuelan-American baseball player
1981
Aleksei Mikhailovich Uvarov, Russian footballer
1979
Santana Moss, American football player
1979
Markus Persson, Swedish game designer, founded Mojang
1978
Antonietta Di Martino, Italian high jumper
1978
Matthew Hittinger, American poet and author
1978
Link Neal, American Youtuber
1977
Andrea Bogart, American actress
1977
Arsen Gitinov, Russian and Kyrgyzstani freestyle wrestler
1977
Danielle Harris, American actress
1977
Brad Wilkerson, American baseball player and coach
1977
Sarah Wayne Callies, American actress
1976
Marlon Devonish, English sprinter and coach
1976
Kōhei Murakami, Japanese actor
1975
Michal Grošek, Czech-Swiss ice hockey player and coach
1975
Frauke Petry, German politician
1975
Ēriks Rags, Latvian javelin thrower
1974
Alanis Morissette, Canadian-American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actress
1974
Michael Rasmussen, Danish cyclist
1974
Sarah Teather, English politician
1974
Akis Zikos, Greek footballer and coach
1973
Frédérik Deburghgraeve, Belgian swimmer
1973
Adam Garcia, Australian actor
1973
Derek Lowe, American baseball player
1973
Heidi Klum, German-American model, fashion designer, and producer
1971
Mario Cimarro, Cuban-American actor and singer
1970
Georgie Gardner, Australian journalist and television host
1970
Alexi Lalas, American soccer player, manager, and sportscaster
1969
Luis García Postigo, former Mexican footballer
1969
Teri Polo, American actress
1968
Jason Donovan, Australian actor and singer
1968
Jeff Hackett, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1968
Susan Jones, Welsh politician
1968
Mathias Rust, German aviator
1966
Greg Schiano, American football player and coach
1965
Larisa Lazutina, Russian skier
1965
Olga Nazarova, Russian sprinter
1965
Nigel Short, English chess player and journalist
1963
Vital Borkelmans, Belgian footballer
1963
Mike Joyce, English drummer
1963
Miles J. Padgett, Scottish physicist and academic
1963
David Westhead, English actor and producer
1961
Paul Coffey, Canadian ice hockey player
1961
Mark Curry, American actor
1961
Werner Günthör, Swiss shot putter and bobsledder
1961
John Huston, American golfer
1961
Peter Machajdík, Slovakian-German pianist and composer
1960
Simon Gallup, English musician (The Cure)
1960
Vladimir Krutov, Russian ice hockey player and coach (d. 2012)
1960
Sergey Kuznetsov, Russian footballer and manager
1960
Giorgos Lillikas, Cypriot politician, 8th Cypriot Minister of Foreign Affairs
1960
Elena Mukhina, Russian gymnast (d. 2006)
1959
Martin Brundle, English race car driver and sportscaster
1959
John Pullinger, English statistician and librarian
1959
Alan Wilder, English singer-songwriter, keyboard player, and producer
1958
Ahron Bregman, Israeli-English political scientist and journalist
1958
Nambaryn Enkhbayar, Mongolian lawyer and politician, 3rd President of Mongolia
1958
Gennadiy Valyukevich, Belarusian triple jumper
1957
Dorota Kędzierzawska, Polish director and screenwriter
1956
Patrick Besson, French writer and journalist
1956
Lisa Hartman Black, American actress
1955
Chiyonofuji Mitsugu, Japanese sumo wrestler (d. 2016)
1955
Lorraine Moller, New Zealand runner
1955
Tony Snow, American journalist, 26th White House Press Secretary (d. 2008)
1954
Jill Black, English lawyer and judge
1953
Ronnie Dunn, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1953
Ted Field, American entrepreneur and racing driver
1952
Şenol Güneş, Turkish footballer and manager
1952
David Lan, South African-English director and playwright
1952
Mihaela Loghin, Romanian shot putter
1951
Lola Young, Baroness Young of Hornsey, English actress and author
1950
Perrin Beatty, Canadian businessman and politician
1950
Charlene, American singer-songwriter
1950
Jean Lambert, English educator and politician
1950
Michael McDowell, American author and screenwriter (d. 1999)
1950
Wayne Nelson, American singer-songwriter and bass player
1948
Powers Boothe, American actor (d. 2017)
1948
Tomáš Halík, Czech Roman Catholic priest, philosopher, theologian and scholar
1948
Michel Plasse, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2006)
1948
Tom Sneva, American race car driver and sportscaster
1948
Juhan Viiding, Estonian poet and actor (d. 1995)
1947
Ron Dennis, English businessman, founded the McLaren Group
1947
Jonathan Pryce, Welsh actor and singer
1947
Ronnie Wood, English guitarist, songwriter, and producer
1946
Brian Cox, Scottish actor
1945
Jim McCarty, American blues rock guitarist
1945
Linda Scott, American singer
1945
Lydia Shum, Chinese-Hong Kong actress (d. 2008)
1945
Kerry Vincent, Australian chef and author
1945
Frederica von Stade, American soprano and actress
1944
Colin Blakemore, British neurobiologist
1944
Robert Powell, English actor
1943
Orietta Berti, Italian singer and actress
1943
Richard Goode, American pianist
1943
Lorrie Wilmot, South African cricketer (d. 2004)
1942
Bruce George, Welsh politician
1942
Parveen Kumar, Pakistani-English physician and academic
1941
Dean Chance, American baseball player and manager (d. 2015)
1941
Toyo Ito, Japanese architect, designed the Torre Realia BCN and Hotel Porta Fira
1941
Alexander V. Zakharov, Russian physicist and astronomer
1940
René Auberjonois, American actor
1940
Katerina Gogou, Greek writer and actress (d. 1993)
1940
Kip Thorne, American physicist, astronomer, and academic
1939
Cleavon Little, American actor and comedian (d. 1992)
1937
Morgan Freeman, American actor and producer
1937
Rosaleen Linehan, Irish actress
1937
Colleen McCullough, Australian neuroscientist and author (d. 2015)
1936
Anatoly Albul, Soviet and Russian wrestler (d. 2013)
1936
André Bourbeau, Canadian politician
1936
Bekim Fehmiu, Bosnian actor (d. 2010)
1936
Gerald Scarfe, English illustrator and animator
1935
Norman Foster, Baron Foster of Thames Bank, English architect, founded Foster and Partners
1935
Reverend Ike, American minister and television host (d. 2009)
1935
Jack Kralick, American baseball player (d. 2012)
1935
Percy Adlon, German director, screenwriter and producer
1935
John C. Reynolds, American computer scientist and academic (d. 2013)
1934
Pat Boone, American singer-songwriter and actor
1934
Peter Masterson, American actor, director, producer and screenwriter
1934
Doris Buchanan Smith, American author (d. 2002)
1933
Haruo Remeliik, Palauan politician, 1st President of Palau (d. 1985)
1933
Charles Wilson, American lieutenant and politician (d. 2010)
1932
Frank Cameron, New Zealand cricketer
1932
Christopher Lasch, American historian and critic (d. 1994)
1931
Walter Horak, former Austrian footballer
1930
John Lemmon, English logician and philosopher (d. 1966)
1930
Richard Levins, American ecologist and geneticist (d. 2016)
1930
Matt Poore, New Zealand cricketer
1930
Edward Woodward, English actor (d. 2009)
1929
Nargis, Indian actress (d. 1981)
1929
James H. Billington, American librarian and academic (d. 2018)
1928
Georgy Dobrovolsky, Ukrainian pilot and astronaut (d. 1971)
1928
Steve Dodd, Australian actor and composer (d. 2014)
1928
Bob Monkhouse, English actor and screenwriter (d. 2003)
1926
Johnny Berry, English footballer (d. 1994)
1926
Andy Griffith, American actor, singer, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2012)
1926
Marilyn Monroe, American model and actress (d. 1962)
1926
Richard Schweiker, American soldier and politician, 14th United States Secretary of Health and Human Services (d. 2015)
1925
Dilia Díaz Cisneros, Venezuelan teacher (d. 2017)
1925
Richard Erdman, American actor and director (d. 2019)
1924
William Sloane Coffin, American minister and activist (d. 2006)
1923
Barry Till, English priest, author, and academic (d. 2013)
1922
Joan Caulfield, American model and actress (d. 1991)
1922
Joan Copeland, American actress
1922
Povel Ramel, Swedish singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 2007)
1921
Nelson Riddle, American composer and bandleader (d. 1985)
1920
Robert Clarke, American actor and producer (d. 2005)
1917
William Standish Knowles, American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2012)
1916
Jean Jérôme Hamer, Belgian Cardinal (d. 1996)
1915
John Randolph, American actor (d. 2004)
1913
Bill Deedes, English journalist and politician (d. 2007)
1912
Herbert Tichy, Austrian geologist, author, and mountaineer (d. 1987)
1910
Gyula Kállai, Hungarian communist, Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the People's Republic of Hungary (d. 1996)
1909
Yechezkel Kutscher, Slovakian-Israeli philologist and linguist (d. 1971)
1908
Julie Campbell Tatham, American author (d. 1999)
1907
Jan Patočka, Czech philosopher (d. 1977)
1907
Frank Whittle, English soldier and engineer, developed the jet engine (d. 1996)
1905
Robert Newton, English-American actor (d. 1956)
1903
Vasyl Velychkovsky, Ukrainian-Canadian bishop and martyr (d. 1973)
1903
Hans Vogt, Norwegian linguist and academic (d. 1986)
1901
Hap Day, Canadian ice hockey player, referee, and manager (d. 1990)
1901
Tom Gorman, Australian rugby league player (d. 1978)
1901
John Van Druten, English-American playwright and director (d. 1957)
1899
Edward Charles Titchmarsh, English mathematician and academic (d. 1963)
1892
Amanullah Khan, sovereign of the Kingdom of Afghanistan, (d. 1960)
1890
Frank Morgan, American actor (d. 1949)
1889
James Daugherty, American author, illustrator, and painter (d. 1974)
1889
Charles Kay Ogden, English linguist and philosopher (d. 1957)
1887
Clive Brook, English actor (d. 1974)
1882
Nicolae Bivol, Moldovan businessman and politician, Mayor of Chișinău (d. 1940)
1879
Max Emmerich, American triathlete and gymnast (d. 1956)
1878
John Masefield, English author and poet (d. 1967)
1874
Yury Nikolaevich Voronov, Russian botanist (d. 1931)
1873
Elena Alistar, Bessarabian politician (d. 1955)
1869
Richard Wünsch, German philologist (d. 1915)
1844
John J. Toffey, American lieutenant, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1911)
1843
Henry Faulds, Scottish physician and missionary, developed fingerprinting (d. 1930)
1833
John Marshall Harlan, American lawyer, judge, and politician, Attorney General of Kentucky (d. 1911)
1831
John Bell Hood, American general (d. 1879)
1825
John Hunt Morgan, American general (d. 1864)
1822
Clementina Maude, Viscountess Hawarden, English portrait photographer (d. 1865)
1819
Francis V, Duke of Modena (d. 1875)
1815
Otto of Greece (d. 1862)
1808
Henry Parker, English-Australian politician, 3rd Premier of New South Wales (d. 1881)
1804
Mikhail Glinka, Russian composer (d. 1857)
1801
Brigham Young, American religious leader, 2nd President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (d. 1877)
1800
Edward Deas Thomson, Australian educator and politician, Chief Secretary of New South Wales (d. 1879)
1796
Nicolas Léonard Sadi Carnot, French physicist and engineer (d. 1832)
1790
Ferdinand Raimund, Austrian actor and playwright (d. 1836)
1770
Friedrich Laun, German author (d. 1849)
1765
Christiane Vulpius, mistress and wife of Johann Wolfgang Goethe (d. 1816)
1762
Edmund Ignatius Rice, Irish priest and missionary, founded the Irish Christian Brothers (d. 1844)
1675
Francesco Scipione, marchese di Maffei, Italian archaeologist and playwright (d. 1755)
1653
Georg Muffat, French organist and composer (d. 1704)
1637
Jacques Marquette, French missionary and explorer (d. 1675)
1633
Geminiano Montanari, Italian astronomer and academic (d. 1687)
1612
Frans Post, Dutch painter (d. 1680)
1563
Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury, English politician, Secretary of State for England (d. 1612)
1522
Dirck Volckertszoon Coornhert, Dutch writer and scholar (d. 1590)
1498
Maarten van Heemskerck, Dutch painter (d. 1574)
1480
Tiedemann Giese, Polish bishop (d. 1550)
1460
Enno I, Count of East Frisia, German noble (d. 1491)
1455
Anne of Savoy (d. 1480)
1451
Giles Daubeney, 1st Baron Daubeney (d. 1508)
1300
Thomas of Brotherton, 1st Earl of Norfolk, English politician, Lord Marshal of England (d. 1338)
1134
Geoffrey, Count of Nantes (d. 1158)
1076
Mstislav I of Kiev (d. 1132)

Deaths On This Day

2018
Sinan Sakić, Serbian pop-folk singer (b. 1956)
2015
Charles Kennedy, Scottish journalist and politician (b. 1959)
2015
Joan Kirner, Australian educator and politician, 42nd Premier of Victoria (b. 1938)
2015
Nicholas Liverpool, Dominican lawyer and politician, 6th President of Dominica (b. 1934)
2015
Jacques Parizeau, Canadian economist and politician, 26th Premier of Quebec (b. 1930)
2015
Jean Ritchie, American singer-songwriter (b. 1922)
2014
Ann B. Davis, American actress (b. 1926)
2014
Valentin Mankin, Ukrainian sailor (b. 1938)
2013
James Kelleher, Canadian lawyer and politician, 33rd Solicitor General of Canada (b. 1930)
2012
Faruq Z. Bey, American saxophonist and composer (b. 1942)
2012
Pádraig Faulkner, Irish educator and politician, 19th Irish Minister of Defence (b. 1918)
2012
Milan Gaľa, Slovak politician (b. 1953)
2011
Haleh Sahabi, Iranian humanitarian and activist (b. 1957)
2010
Kazuo Ohno, Japanese dancer (b. 1906)
2010
Andrei Voznesensky, Russian poet (b. 1933)
2009
Bob Christie, American racing driver (b. 1924)
2009
Vincent O'Brien, Irish horse trainer (b. 1917)
2008
Tommy Lapid, Israeli journalist and politician, 17th Justice Minister of Israel (b. 1931)
2008
Yves Saint Laurent, French fashion designer, founded Saint Laurent Paris (b. 1936)
2007
Tony Thompson, American singer and songwriter (Hi-Five) (b. 1975)
2006
Rocío Jurado, Spanish singer and actress (b. 1944)
2005
Hilda Crosby Standish, American physician (b. 1902)
2005
George Mikan, American basketball player and coach (b. 1924)
2004
William Manchester, American historian and author (b. 1922)
2002
Hansie Cronje, South African cricketer (b. 1969)
2001
Hank Ketcham, American cartoonist, created Dennis the Menace (b. 1920)
2001
notable victims of the Nepalese royal massacreAishwarya of Nepal (b. 1949)
2001
notable victims of the Nepalese royal massacreBirendra of Nepal (b. 1945)
2001
notable victims of the Nepalese royal massacreDhirendra of Nepal (b. 1950)
2001
notable victims of the Nepalese royal massacrePrince Nirajan of Nepal (b. 1978)
2001
notable victims of the Nepalese royal massacrePrincess Shruti of Nepal (b. 1976)
2000
Tito Puente, American drummer, composer, and producer (b. 1923)
1999
Christopher Cockerell, English engineer, invented the hovercraft (b. 1910)
1996
Neelam Sanjiva Reddy, Indian politician, 6th President of India (b. 1913)
1991
David Ruffin, American singer-songwriter (b. 1941)
1989
Aurelio Lampredi, Italian engineer, designed the Ferrari Lampredi engine (b. 1917)
1988
Herbert Feigl, Austrian philosopher from the Vienna Circle (b. 1902)
1987
Rashid Karami, Lebanese lawyer and politician, 32nd Prime Minister of Lebanon (b. 1921)
1986
Jo Gartner, Austrian race car driver (b. 1958)
1985
Richard Greene, English actor and soldier (b. 1918)
1983
Prince Charles, Count of Flanders (b. 1903)
1981
Carl Vinson, American lawyer and politician (b. 1883)
1980
Arthur Nielsen, American businessman, founded the ACNielsen company (b. 1897)
1979
Werner Forssmann, German physician and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1904)
1971
Reinhold Niebuhr, American theologian and academic (b. 1892)
1969
Ivar Ballangrud, Norwegian speed skater (b. 1904)
1968
Helen Keller, American author and activist (b. 1880)
1968
André Laurendeau, Canadian playwright, journalist, and politician (b. 1912)
1966
Papa Jack Laine, American drummer and bandleader (b. 1873)
1965
Curly Lambeau, American football player and coach, founded the Green Bay Packers (b. 1898)
1963
Walter Lee, Australian politician, 24th Premier of Tasmania (b. 1874)
1962
Adolf Eichmann, a German NaziSS-Obersturmbannführer (b. 1906)
1960
Lester Patrick, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1883)
1960
Paula Hitler, German-Austrian sister of Adolf Hitler (b. 1896)
1954
Martin Andersen Nexø, Danish-German journalist and author (b. 1869)
1953
Emanuel Vidović, Croatian painter and illustrator (b. 1870)
1952
John Dewey, American psychologist and philosopher (b. 1859)
1948
Alex Gard, Russian-American cartoonist (b. 1900)
1946
Ion Antonescu, Romanian marshal and politician, 43rd Prime Minister of Romania (b. 1882)
1943
Leslie Howard, English actor, director, and producer (b. 1893)
1943
Wilfrid Israel, English-German businessman and philanthropist (b. 1899)
1941
Hans Berger, German neurologist and academic (b. 1873)
1941
Hugh Walpole, New Zealand-English author (b. 1884)
1938
Ödön von Horváth, Croatian-French author and playwright (b. 1901)
1935
Arthur Arz von Straußenburg, Romanian-Hungarian general (d. 1857)
1934
Sir Alfred Rawlinson, 3rd Baronet, English colonel and polo player (b. 1867)
1927
Lizzie Borden, American accused murderer (b. 1860)
1927
J. B. Bury, Irish historian, philologist, and scholar (b. 1861)
1908
Allen Butler Talcott, American painter (b. 1867)
1879
Napoléon, Prince Imperial of France (b. 1856)
1876
Hristo Botev, Bulgarian poet and journalist (b. 1848)
1873
Joseph Howe, Canadian journalist and politician, 5th Premier of Nova Scotia (b. 1804)
1872
James Gordon Bennett, Sr., American publisher, founded the New York Herald (b. 1795)
1868
James Buchanan, American lawyer and politician, 15th President of the United States (b. 1791)
1864
Hong Xiuquan, Chinese rebel, led the Taiping Rebellion (b. 1812)
1861
John Quincy Marr, American captain (b. 1825)
1846
Pope Gregory XVI (b. 1765)
1841
David Wilkie, Scottish painter and academic (b. 1785)
1833
Oliver Wolcott Jr., American lawyer and politician, 2nd United States Secretary of the Treasury, 24th Governor of Connecticut (b. 1760)
1830
Swaminarayan, Indian religious leader (b. 1781)
1826
J. F. Oberlin, French pastor and philanthropist (b. 1740)
1823
Louis-Nicolas Davout, French general and politician, French Minister of War (b. 1770)
1815
Louis-Alexandre Berthier, French general and politician, French Minister of War (b. 1753)
1795
Pierre-Joseph Desault, French anatomist and surgeon (b. 1744)
1773
Wolraad Woltemade, South African folk hero (b. 1708)
1769
Edward Holyoke, American pastor and academic (b. 1689)
1740
Samuel Werenfels, Swiss theologian (b. 1657)
1710
David Mitchell, Scottish admiral and politician (b. 1642)
1681
Cornelis Saftleven, Dutch genre painter (b. 1607)
1662
Zhu Youlang, Chinese emperor (b. 1623)
1660
Mary Dyer, English-American martyr (b. 1611)
1639
Melchior Franck, German composer (b. 1579)
1625
Honoré d'Urfé, French author and poet (b. 1568)
1616
Tokugawa Ieyasu, Japanese shogun (b. 1543)
1571
John Story, English martyr (b. 1504)
1434
King Wladislaus II of Poland
1354
Kitabatake Chikafusa (b. 1293)
1310
Marguerite Porete, French mystic
1220
Henry de Bohun, 1st Earl of Hereford (b. 1176)
1186
Minamoto no Yukiie, Japanese warlord
1146
Ermengarde of Anjou, Duchess regent of Brittany (b. 1068)
932
Thietmar, duke of Saxony
896
Theodosius Romanus, Syriac Orthodox patriarch of Antioch
847
Xiao, empress of the Tang Dynasty
829
Li Tongjie, general of the Tang Dynasty
654
Pyrrhus, patriarch of Constantinople
352
Ran Min, "Heavenly Prince" (Tian Wang) during the Sixteen Kingdoms
193
Didius Julianus, Roman Emperor (b. 133)
195 BC
Emperor Gaozu of Han (b. 256 BC)

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