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On This Day in History:  June 13

June 13 is the 164th day of the year (165th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 201 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2019
Florida Lottery issues last-minute challenge to 'addictive' warning labels on tickets. The Florida Lottery wants another look at the potential impact on education funding from legislation that would require slapping gambling-addiction warning labels on the front of tickets and ads.
2018
Massachusetts official warns lottery could become "irrelevant". With time running out again on a bill that would authorize the Massachusetts Lottery to move online, Treasurer Deborah Goldberg offered a message to business leaders Wednesday morning: We don't want to go the way of Toys R Us.
2015
NJ lottery winner is loser after prize seized. A Middlesex County, New Jersey man is facing legal trouble after he tried to claim a $10,000 lottery jackpot.
2013
$590M Powerball winner still shops at Walmart. Shopping at Walmart and toting takeout from a local diner, it doesn't seem like life has changed that much for Gloria Mackenzie -- the 84-year-old great-grandmother who won a record $590.5 million Powerball lottery jackpot.
2012
Brooklyn teen wins $1,000 a week for life. A Brooklyn teen who was riding with his mom and uncle to claim their stolen car from an impound lot bought a lottery ticket when they stopped for gas that will pay him $1,000 a week for the rest of his life.
2011
Mass. lottery player claims state's first Powerball jackpot. A retried U.S. Navy civilian worker from Fall River, Massachusetts, came forward Thursday to claim a $25.6 million Powerball jackpot, Massachusetts lottery officials said.
2011
N.J. paper investigates best and worst places to buy lottery tickets. A major New Jersey newspaper analyzed every winner of $1,000 or more since 2005, as well as the total lottery revenue in each ZIP code in the state, to find the best and worst places to buy a lottery ticket.
2010
Error caused S.D. Lottery to suspend Wild Card validations. The South Dakota Lottery temporarily halted validations for Wild Card 2 lotto tickets for the June 9 drawing to correct an error with the winning numbers.
2009
Colo. Lottery apologizes for $100 e-mail. On Tuesday, the Colorado Lottery sent out 3,700 e-mails to MyLottery subscribers telling them they had won $100, when in fact the e-mail was an error.
2007
Fake lottery ticket costs New Mexico man $25,000. A Las Cruces, New Mexico, man was conned out of $25,000 by two men who claimed to have a winning lottery ticket.
2007
California Lottery official fired for taking 'bonus' from hotel. A California Lottery official has been fired for allegedly pocketing gratuities tied to the weekly "Big Spin" TV show, where scratch-off ticket winners vie for a chance to win millions.
2007
2 more execs fall victim to Ontario Lottery scandal. One senior executive was fired and another reassigned yesterday as the fallout from a scandal involving allegations of fraud and suspicious insider wins at the provincial lottery corporation widened.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$293 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jun 14, 2016
2.$240 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 13, 2012
3.€168.1 Million
US$189.65 Million
Draw Date
Jun 13, 2019
4.€135 Million
US$182.86 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jun 13, 2014
5.€129 Million
US$172.02 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jun 14, 2013
6.$161 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jun 15, 2018
7.$153 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 15, 2016
8.$121 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 13, 2018
9.$120 Million
Draw Date
Jun 16, 2004
9.$120 Million
Draw Date
Jun 16, 2004
11.$115 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jun 13, 2003
12.€76 Million
US$109.79 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jun 14, 2011
13.€94.39 Million
US$105.94 Million
Draw Date
Jun 14, 2016
14.€90 Million
US$104.39 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Jun 15, 2018
15.$101 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jun 13, 2017
16.$100 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jun 15, 2004
17.$86 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 14, 2006
18.$85 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 15, 2013
19.$79 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 15, 2019
20.$75 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 14, 2003
21.$73.3 Million
Draw Date
Jun 14, 2014
22.$67 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 16, 1999
23.$66 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jun 13, 2014
24.$64 Million
California
SuperLotto Plus
Draw Date
Jun 14, 2006
25.€56.66 Million
US$63.5 Million
Draw Date
Jun 13, 2017

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1988
Monday, Jun 13, 1988
32 years old
1983
Monday, Jun 13, 1983
37 years old
1980
Friday, Jun 13, 1980
40 years old
1976
Sunday, Jun 13, 1976
44 years old
1975
Friday, Jun 13, 1975
45 years old
1971
Sunday, Jun 13, 1971
49 years old
1970
Saturday, Jun 13, 1970
50 years old
1968
Thursday, Jun 13, 1968
52 years old
1965
Sunday, Jun 13, 1965
55 years old
1960
Monday, Jun 13, 1960
60 years old
(year not provided)
(year not provided)
(year not provided)

Worldwide Events On This Day

2015
A man opens fire at policemen outside the police headquarters in Dallas, Texas, while a bag containing a pipe bomb is also found. He was later shot dead by police.
2012
A series of bombings across Iraq, including Baghdad, Hillah and Kirkuk, kills at least 93 people and wounds over 300 others.
2010
A capsule of the Japanese spacecraft Hayabusa, containing particles of the asteroid 25143 Itokawa, returns to Earth.
2007
The Al Askari Mosque is bombed for a second time.
2002
The United States withdraws from the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty.
2000
President Kim Dae-jung of South Korea meets Kim Jong-il, leader of North Korea, for the beginning of the first ever inter-Korea summit, in the northern capital of Pyongyang.
2000
Italy pardons Mehmet Ali Ağca, the Turkish gunman who tried to kill Pope John Paul II in 1981.
1997
A jury sentences Timothy McVeigh to death for his part in the 1995Oklahoma City bombing.
1996
The Montana Freemen surrender after an 81-day standoff with FBI agents.
1994
A jury in Anchorage, Alaska, blames recklessness by Exxon and Captain Joseph Hazelwood for the Exxon Valdez disaster, allowing victims of the oil spill to seek $15 billion in damages.
1990
First day of the June 1990 Mineriad in Romania. At least 240 strikers and students are arrested or killed in the chaos ensuing from the first post-Ceaușescu elections.
1983
Pioneer 10 becomes the first man-made object to leave the central Solar System when it passes beyond the orbit of Neptune.
1982
Fahd becomes King of Saudi Arabia upon the death of his brother, Khalid.
1982
Battles of Tumbledown and Wireless Ridge, during the Falklands War.
1981
At the Trooping the Colour ceremony in London, a teenager, Marcus Sarjeant, fires six blank shots at Queen Elizabeth II.
1977
Convicted Martin Luther King Jr. assassin James Earl Ray is recaptured after escaping from prison three days before.
1971
Vietnam War: The New York Times begins publication of the Pentagon Papers.
1967
U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson nominates Solicitor-General Thurgood Marshall to become the first black justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.
1966
The United States Supreme Court rules in Miranda v. Arizona that the police must inform suspects of their rights before questioning them.
1952
Catalina affair: A Swedish Douglas DC-3 is shot down by a Soviet MiG-15 fighter.
1944
World War II: The Battle of Villers-Bocage: German tank ace Michael Wittmann ambushes elements of the British 7th Armoured Division, destroying up to fourteen tanks, fifteen personnel carriers and two anti-tank guns in a Tiger I tank.
1944
World War II: German combat elements, reinforced by the 17th SS Panzergrenadier Division, launch a counterattack on American forces near Carentan.
1944
World War II: Germany launches the first V1 Flying Bomb attack on England. Only four of the eleven bombs strike their targets.
1927
Aviator Charles Lindbergh receives a ticker tape parade down 5th Avenue in New York City.
1917
World War I: The deadliest German air raid on London of the war is carried out by Gotha G.IV bombers and results in 162 deaths, including 46 children, and 432 injuries.
1898
Yukon Territory is formed, with Dawson chosen as its capital.
1893
Grover Cleveland notices a rough spot in his mouth and on July 1 undergoes secret, successful surgery to remove a large, cancerous portion of his jaw; the operation was not revealed to the public until 1917, nine years after the president's death.
1886
A fire devastates much of Vancouver, British Columbia.
1881
The USS Jeannette is crushed in an Arctic Ocean ice pack.
1805
Lewis and Clark Expedition: scouting ahead of the expedition, Meriwether Lewis and four companions sight the Great Falls of the Missouri River.
1777
American Revolutionary War: Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette lands near Charleston, South Carolina, in order to help the Continental Congress to train its army.
1774
Rhode Island becomes the first of Britain's North American colonies to ban the importation of slaves.
1740
Georgia provincial governor James Oglethorpe begins an unsuccessful attempt to take Spanish Florida during the Siege of St. Augustine.
1625
King Charles I of England marries Catholic princess Henrietta Maria of France and Navarre, at Canterbury.
1525
Martin Luther marries Katharina von Bora, against the celibacy rule decreed by the Roman Catholic Church for priests and nuns.
1514
Henry Grace à Dieu, at over 1,000 tons the largest warship in the world at this time, built at the new Woolwich Dockyard in England, is dedicated.
1381
The Peasants' Revolt led by Wat Tyler culminated in the burning of the Savoy Palace.
313
The Edict of Milan, signed by Constantine the Great and co-emperor Valerius Licinius granting religious freedom throughout the Roman Empire, is posted in Nicomedia.

Births On This Day

2000
Penny Oleksiak, Canadian swimmer
1995
Emily Fanning, New Zealand tennis player
1995
Laura Ucrós, Colombian tennis player
1993
Simona Senoner, Italian ski jumper (d. 2011)
1993
Denis Ten, Kazakhstani figure skater (d. 2018)
1992
Semi Radradra, Fijian rugby league player
1991
Will Claye, American jumper
1991
Ryan Mason, English footballer
1990
James McCann, American baseball player
1990
Nicole Riner, Swiss tennis player
1990
Aaron Taylor-Johnson, English actor
1989
Ben Barba, Australian rugby league player
1989
James Calado, English racing driver
1989
Ryan McDonagh, American ice hockey defenseman
1989
Daniel Mortimer, Australian rugby league player
1989
Andreas Samaris, Greek footballer
1989
Tommy Searle, English motocross racer
1989
Hassan Whiteside, American basketball player
1989
Erica Wiebe, Canadian wrestler
1988
Gabe Carimi, American football player
1988
Cody Walker, American actor
1987
Marko Grgić, Croatian footballer
1986
Kat Dennings, American actress and comedian
1986
Keisuke Honda, Japanese footballer
1986
Jonathan Lucroy, American baseball catcher
1986
Ashley Olsen, American child actress, fashion designer, and businesswoman
1986
Mary-Kate Olsen, American child actress, fashion designer, and businesswoman
1986
DJ Snake, French DJ and record producer
1986
Lea Verou, Greek computer scientist and author
1986
Måns Zelmerlöw, Swedish singer
1985
Filipe Albuquerque, Portuguese race car driver
1985
Silvio Bankert, German footballer
1985
Pedro Strop, Dominican baseball player
1985
Danny Syvret, Canadian ice hockey player
1984
Nery Castillo, Mexican-Uruguayan footballer
1984
Kaori Icho, Japanese wrestler
1984
Antje Möldner-Schmidt, German runner
1983
Steve Novak, American basketball player
1983
Jason Spezza, Canadian ice hockey player
1983
Rachel Taylor, Welsh rugby union player
1982
Kenenisa Bekele, Ethiopian runner
1982
Krzysztof Bosak, Polish politician
1982
Nate Jones, American football player
1981
Chris Evans, American actor and producer
1981
Blake Judd, American actor, director, and producer
1981
David Madden, founder and executive director of both the National History Bee and the National History Bowl who was a 19-day champion on Jeopardy!.
1981
Radim Vrbata, Czech ice hockey player
1980
Florent Malouda, French footballer
1980
Diego Mendieta, Paraguayan footballer (d. 2012)
1980
Jamario Moon, American basketball player
1980
Juan Carlos Navarro, Spanish basketball player
1980
Darius Vassell, English footballer
1980
Markus Winkelhock, German race car driver
1979
Esther Anderson, Australian actress
1979
Nila Håkedal, Norwegian volleyball player
1979
Miguel Pate, American long jumper
1979
Ryan Pickett, American director, producer, and screenwriter
1978
Ethan Embry, American actor
1977
Romain Mesnil, French pole vaulter
1977
Earthwind Moreland, American football player
1976
Kym Marsh, English singer-songwriter and actress
1975
Ante Covic, Australian footballer
1975
Jeff Davis, American screenwriter and producer
1975
Jennifer Nicole Lee, American model, actress, and author
1975
Jaan Pehk, Estonian singer-songwriter and guitarist
1975
Riccardo Scimeca, English footballer
1974
Valeri Bure, Russian-American ice hockey player
1973
Sam Adams, American football player
1973
Tanner Foust, American race car driver and television host
1973
Mattias Hellberg, Swedish singer-songwriter
1973
Stuart Karppinen, Australian cricketer and coach
1973
Ville Laihiala, Finnish singer-songwriter and guitarist
1972
Natalie MacMaster, Canadian fiddler
1972
Marek Jerzy Minakowski, Polish philosopher, historian, genealogist
1971
Nóra Köves, Hungarian tennis player
1970
Rivers Cuomo, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1970
Chris Cairns, New Zealand cricketer
1969
Cayetana Guillén Cuervo, Spanish actress, director, and screenwriter
1969
Virginie Despentes, French author, screenwriter, and director
1969
Laura Kightlinger, American actress, comedian, producer, and screenwriter
1969
Svetlana Krivelyova, Russian shot putter
1969
Søren Rasted, Danish singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1968
Fabio Baldato, Italian cyclist
1968
Peter DeBoer, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1968
Darren Dreger, Canadian sportscaster
1968
David Gray, English-Welsh singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1968
Tim Leveque, Canadian ice hockey player
1968
Denise Pearson, English singer-songwriter
1968
Marcel Theroux, Ugandan-English journalist and author
1967
Taşkın Aksoy, German-Turkish footballer and manager
1966
Henry Bond, English photographer and curator
1966
Grigori Perelman, Russian mathematician
1966
Naoki Hattori, Japanese race car driver
1965
Infanta Cristina Federica of Spain
1965
Vassilis Karapialis, Greek footballer
1965
Lukas Ligeti, Austrian-American drummer and composer
1965
Maninder Singh, Indian cricketer
1964
Christian Wilhelm Berger, Romanian organist, composer, and educator
1964
Kathy Burke, English actress, director, and playwright
1964
Piyush Goyal, Minister of Railways, Government of India, Politician
1963
Bettina Bunge, Swiss-German tennis player
1963
Sarah Connolly, English soprano and actress
1963
Audrey Niffenegger, American author and academic
1962
Davey Hamilton, American race car driver
1962
Glenn Michibata, Canadian-American tennis player and coach
1962
Ally Sheedy, American actress and author
1962
Hannah Storm, American journalist and author
1961
Anders Järryd, Swedish tennis player
1960
Jacques Rougeau, Canadian wrestler
1959
Boyko Borissov, Bulgarian footballer and politician, 50th Prime Minister of Bulgaria
1959
Maurice G. Dantec, French-born Canadian science fiction writer (d. 2016)
1959
Steve Georganas, Australian politician
1959
Klaus Iohannis, Romanian educator and politician, 5th President of Romania
1957
Ron Areshenkoff, Canadian ice hockey player
1957
Roy Cooper, American lawyer and politician, 75th Governor of North Carolina
1957
Bruce Flowers, American basketball player
1957
Andrzej Morozowski, Polish journalist and author
1957
Dicky Thompson, American golfer
1956
Blair Chapman, Canadian ice hockey player
1956
Sal Paolantonio, American lieutenant and journalist
1955
Alan Hansen, Scottish footballer and sportscaster
1955
Leah Ward Sears, German-American lawyer and jurist
1954
Andrzej Lepper, Polish politician, Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Poland (d. 2011)
1954
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigerian economist and politician, Minister of Foreign Affairs for Nigeria
1953
Tim Allen, American actor, comedian, and producer
1952
Jean-Marie Dedecker, Belgian martial artist and politician
1951
Howard Leese, American guitarist and producer
1951
Richard Thomas, American actor, director, and producer
1951
Stellan Skarsgård, Swedish actor
1950
Nick Brown, English politician, Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food
1950
Gerd Zewe, German footballer and manager
1949
Ann Druyan, American popular science writer
1949
Dennis Locorriere, American singer and musician (Dr. Hook)
1949
Ulla Schmidt, German educator and politician, German Federal Minister of Health
1949
Red Symons, English-Australian musician, writer, actor, composer, record producer, television, and radio personality
1948
Garnet Bailey, Canadian-American ice hockey player and scout (d. 2001)
1948
Joe Roth, American director and producer, co-founded Morgan Creek Productions
1946
Sher Bahadur Deuba, Nepalese politician, 32nd Prime Minister of Nepal
1946
Paul L. Modrich, American biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
1946
Gabriel of Komana, Belgian-Dutch archbishop (d. 2013)
1945
Whitley Strieber, American author
1944
Christine Beasley, English nursing administrator
1944
David Curry, English journalist and politician, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
1944
Ban Ki-moon, South Korean politician and diplomat, 8th Secretary-General of the United Nations
1943
Harry Collins, English sociologist, author, and academic
1943
Malcolm McDowell, English actor and producer
1943
Jim Guy Tucker, American lawyer and politician, 43rd Governor of Arkansas
1942
Yiannis Boutaris, Greek businessman and politician, Mayor of Thessaloniki
1941
Marcel Lachemann, American baseball player, coach, and manager
1941
Serge Lemoyne, Canadian painter (d. 1998)
1941
Marv Tarplin, American guitarist and songwriter (d. 2011)
1940
Bobby Freeman, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer (d. 2017)
1940
Dallas Long, American shot putter and physician
1937
Eleanor Holmes Norton, American lawyer and politician
1937
Erich Ribbeck, German footballer and manager
1937
Andreas Whittam Smith, English journalist and publisher, co-founded The Independent
1935
Christo, Bulgarian-French sculptor and painter
1935
Jeanne-Claude, Moroccan sculptor and painter (d. 2009)
1935
Samak Sundaravej, Thai politician, 25th Prime Minister of Thailand (d. 2009)
1934
Bill Blakeley, American basketball player and coach (d. 2010)
1934
Lucjan Brychczy, Polish footballer and coach
1934
Manuel Clouthier, Mexican businessman and politician (d. 1989)
1934
James Anthony Griffin, American bishop
1934
Uriel Jones, American drummer (d. 2009)
1934
Leonard Kleinrock, American computer scientist and engineer
1933
Tom King, Baron King of Bridgwater, English soldier and politician, Secretary of State for Defence
1933
Norman Lloyd-Edwards, Welsh lawyer and politician, Lord Lieutenant of South Glamorgan
1932
Raymond Jolliffe, 5th Baron Hylton, English politician
1932
Bob McGrath, American singer and actor (Sesame Street)
1932
Billy Williams, American baseball player and coach (d. 2013)
1931
Nora Kovach, Hungarian-American ballerina (d. 2009)
1931
Reed Scowen, Canadian politician
1931
Irvin D. Yalom, American psychotherapist and academic
1930
Gotthard Graubner, German painter and educator (d. 2013)
1930
Ryszard Kukliński, Polish colonel and spy (d. 2004)
1930
Paul Veyne, French archaeologist, historian, and academic
1929
Ralph McQuarrie, American illustrator (d. 2012)
1929
Robert W. Scott, American farmer and politician, 67th Governor of North Carolina (d. 2009)
1928
Giacomo Biffi, Italian cardinal (d. 2015)
1928
Renée Morisset, Canadian pianist (d. 2009)
1928
John Forbes Nash, Jr., American mathematician and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2015)
1927
Slim Dusty, Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2003)
1926
Jérôme Lejeune, French pediatrician and geneticist (d. 1994)
1926
Paul Lynde, American actor and comedian (d. 1982)
1925
Kristine Miller, American actress (d. 2015)
1923
Lloyd Conover, American chemist and inventor (d. 2017)
1922
Etienne Leroux, South African author (d. 1989)
1921
Lennart Strand, Swedish runner (d. 2004)
1920
Rolf Huisgen, German chemist and academic
1920
Iosif Vorovich, Russian mathematician and engineer (d. 2001)
1918
Ben Johnson, American actor and stuntman (d. 1996)
1918
Helmut Lent, German soldier and pilot (d. 1944)
1918
Percy Rodriguez, Canadian-American actor (d. 2007)
1917
Teddy Turner, English actor (d. 1992)
1917
Augusto Roa Bastos, Paraguayan novelist (d. 2005)
1916
Wu Zhengyi, Chinese botanist and academic (d. 2013)
1915
Don Budge, American tennis player and coach (d. 2000)
1914
Frederic Franklin, English-American ballet dancer and director (d. 2013)
1913
Ralph Edwards, American radio and television host (d. 2005)
1913
Yitzhak Pundak, Israeli general, diplomat and politician (d. 2017)
1912
Hector de Saint-Denys Garneau, Canadian poet and painter (d. 1943)
1911
Luis Walter Alvarez, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1988)
1911
Maurice Copeland, American actor (d. 1985)
1911
Erwin Wilhelm Müller, German physicist and academic (d. 1977)
1910
Gonzalo Torrente Ballester, Spanish journalist, author, and playwright (d. 1999)
1910
Mary Wickes, American actress (d. 1995)
1910
Mary Whitehouse, English activist, founded the National Viewers' and Listeners' Association (d. 2001)
1909
E. M. S. Namboodiripad, Indian theorist and politician, 1st Chief Minister of Kerala (d. 1998)
1906
Bruno de Finetti, Austrian-Italian mathematician and statistician (d. 1985)
1905
James T. Rutnam, Sri Lankan historian and author (d. 1988)
1903
Willard Harrison Bennett, American physicist and chemist (d. 1987)
1902
Carolyn Eisele, American mathematician and historian (d. 2000)
1901
Tage Erlander, Swedish lieutenant and politician, 25th Prime Minister of Sweden (d. 1985)
1899
Carlos Chávez, Mexican composer, conductor, and journalist, founded the Mexican Symphonic Orchestra (d. 1978)
1897
Paavo Nurmi, Finnish runner and coach (d. 1973)
1894
Leo Kanner, Ukrainian-American psychiatrist and physician (d. 1981)
1894
Jacques Henri Lartigue, French photographer and painter (d. 1986)
1893
Alan Arnold Griffith, English engineer (d. 1963)
1893
Dorothy L. Sayers, English author and poet (d. 1957)
1892
Basil Rathbone, South African-born British-American actor (d. 1967)
1888
Fernando Pessoa, Portuguese poet and critic (d. 1935)
1887
André François-Poncet, French politician and diplomat (d. 1978)
1887
Bruno Frank, German-American author, poet, and playwright (d. 1945)
1885
Henry George Lamond, Australian farmer and author (d. 1969)
1884
Leon Chwistek, Polish painter, philosopher, and mathematician (d. 1944)
1884
Étienne Gilson, French philosopher and academic (d. 1978)
1879
Heinrich Gutkin, Estonian businessman and politician (d. 1941)
1879
Charalambos Tseroulis, Greek general and politician, Greek Minister for Military Affairs (d. 1929)
1876
William Sealy Gosset, English chemist and statistician (d. 1937)
1875
Paul Neumann, Austrian swimmer and physician (d. 1932)
1873
Karin Swanström, Swedish actress, director, and producer (d. 1942)
1872
Thomas N. Heffron, American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1951)
1870
Jules Bordet, Belgian immunologist and microbiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1961)
1868
Wallace Clement Sabine, American physicist and academic (d. 1919)
1865
Karl Blossfeldt, German photographer (d. 1932)
1865
W. B. Yeats, Irish poet and playwright, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1939)
1864
Rudolf Kjellén, Swedish political scientist and academic (d. 1922)
1864
Dwight B. Waldo, American historian and academic (d. 1939)
1863
Lucy, Lady Duff-Gordon, English fashion designer (d. 1935)
1854
Charles Algernon Parsons, English engineer, founded C. A. Parsons and Company (d. 1931)
1840
Augusta Lundin, the first international Swedish fashion designer (d. 1919)
1831
James Clerk Maxwell, Scottish physicist and mathematician (d. 1879)
1827
Alberto Henschel, German-Brazilian photographer and businessman (d. 1882)
1822
Carl Schmidt, Latvian-German chemist and academic (d. 1894)
1809
Heinrich Hoffmann, German psychiatrist and author (d. 1894)
1790
José Antonio Páez, Venezuelan general and politician, President of Venezuela (d. 1873)
1786
Winfield Scott, American general (d. 1866)
1775
Antoni Radziwiłł, Polish-Lithuanian composer and politician (d. 1833)
1773
Thomas Young, English physicist and physiologist (d. 1829)
1763
José Bonifácio de Andrada, Brazilian poet, academic, and politician (d. 1838)
1761
Antonín Vranický, Czech violinist and composer (d. 1820)
1752
Frances Burney, English novelist and playwright (d. 1840)
1711
Sir Richard Glyn, 1st Baronet, of Ewell, English banker and politician, Lord Mayor of London (d. 1773)
1649
Adrien Baillet, French scholar and critic (d. 1706)
1617
Sir Vincent Corbet, 1st Baronet, English politician (d. 1656)
1595
Jan Marek Marci, Czech physician and scientist (d. 1667)
1580
Willebrord Snell, Dutch astronomer and mathematician (d. 1626)
1555
Giovanni Antonio Magini, Italian mathematician, cartographer and astronomer (d. 1617)
1539
Jost Amman, Swiss printmaker (d. 1591)
1508
Alessandro Piccolomini, Italian astronomer and philosopher (d. 1579)
1500
Ernest of Bavaria, pledge lord of the County of Glatz (d. 1560)
1367
Taejong of Joseon (d. 1422)
839
Charles the Fat, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 888)
823
Charles the Bald, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 877)
AD 40
Gnaeus Julius Agricola, Roman general (d. 93)

Deaths On This Day

2015
Buddy Boudreaux, American saxophonist and clarinet player (b. 1917)
2015
Sergio Renán, Argentinian actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1933)
2015
Mike Shrimpton, New Zealand cricketer and coach (b. 1940)
2014
Mahdi Elmandjra, Moroccan economist and sociologist (b. 1933)
2014
Gyula Grosics, Hungarian footballer and manager (b. 1926)
2014
Jim Keays, Scottish-Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1946)
2014
Chuck Noll, American football player and coach (b. 1932)
2014
Robert Peters, American poet, playwright, and critic (b. 1924)
2013
David Deutsch, American businessman, founded Deutsch Inc. (b. 1929)
2013
Sam Most, American flute player and saxophonist (b. 1930)
2013
Albert White Hat, American educator and activist (b. 1938)
2012
Sam Beddingfield, American pilot and engineer (b. 1933)
2012
Graeme Bell, Australian pianist, composer, and bandleader (b. 1914)
2012
Roger Garaudy, French philosopher and author (b. 1913)
2012
Jože Humer, Slovenian composer and translator (b. 1934)
2012
Mehdi Hassan, Pakistani ghazal singer and playback singer for Lollywood (b. 1927)
2010
Jimmy Dean, American singer and businessman, founded Jimmy Dean Foods (b. 1928)
2009
Fathi Yakan, Lebanese scholar and politician (b. 1933)
2008
Tim Russert, American journalist and lawyer (b. 1950)
2007
Walid Eido, Lebanese judge and politician (b. 1942)
2006
Charles Haughey, Irish lawyer and politician, 7th Taoiseach of Ireland (b. 1925)
2005
Álvaro Cunhal, Portuguese academic and politician (b. 1913)
2005
David Diamond, American pianist and composer (b. 1915)
2004
Ralph Wiley, American journalist and author (b. 1952)
2003
Malik Meraj Khalid, Pakistani lawyer and politician, Prime Minister of Pakistan (b. 1916)
2002
John Hope, American navigator and meteorologist (b. 1919)
2002
Maia Wojciechowska, Polish-American author (b. 1927)
1998
Alfred Gerrard, English sculptor and academic (b. 1899)
1998
Birger Ruud, Norwegian ski jumper (b. 1911)
1998
Reg Smythe, English cartoonist (b. 1917)
1997
Nguyen Manh Tuong, Vietnamese lawyer and academic (b. 1909)
1994
Nadia Gray, Romanian-French actress (b. 1923)
1993
Gérard Côté, Canadian runner (b. 1913)
1993
Deke Slayton, American soldier, pilot, and astronaut (b. 1924)
1989
Fran Allison, American television personality and puppeteer (b. 1907)
1987
Geraldine Page, American actress (b. 1924)
1986
Benny Goodman, American clarinet player, songwriter, and bandleader (b. 1909)
1984
António Variações, Portuguese singer-songwriter (b. 1944)
1981
Olivério Pinto, Brazilian zoologist and physician (b. 1896)
1980
Walter Rodney, Guyanese historian and activist (b. 1942)
1979
Demetrio Stratos, Egyptian-Italian singer-songwriter and pianist (b. 1945)
1972
Georg von Békésy, Hungarian biophysicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1899)
1972
Stephanie von Hohenlohe, Austrian-German spy (b. 1891)
1969
Pralhad Keshav Atre, Indian journalist, director, and producer (b. 1898)
1965
Martin Buber, Austrian-Israeli philosopher and theologian (b. 1878)
1965
David Drummond, Australian farmer and politician (b. 1890)
1958
Edwin Keppel Bennett, English poet and academic (b. 1887)
1957
Irving Baxter, American high jumper and pole vaulter (b. 1876)
1951
Ben Chifley, Australian engineer and politician, 16th Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1885)
1948
Osamu Dazai, Japanese author (b. 1909)
1943
Kočo Racin, Macedonian author and activist (b. 1908)
1931
Kitasato Shibasaburō, Japanese physician and bacteriologist (b. 1851)
1930
Henry Segrave, American-English race car driver (b. 1896)
1918
Michael Alexandrovich, Russian Grand Duke (b. 1878)
1917
Louis-Philippe Hébert, Canadian sculptor (b. 1850)
1904
Nikiforos Lytras, Greek painter and educator (b. 1832)
1898
Joseph-Adolphe Chapleau, Canadian lawyer and politician, 5th Premier of Quebec (b. 1840)
1894
John Cox Bray, Australian politician, 15th Premier of South Australia (b. 1842)
1886
Ludwig II, king of Bavaria (b. 1845)
1881
Joseph Škoda, Czech physician and dermatologist (b. 1805)
1861
Henry Gray, English anatomist and surgeon (b. 1827)
1846
Jean-Baptiste Benoît Eyriès, French geographer and author (b. 1767)
1784
Henry Middleton, American farmer and politician, 2nd President of the Continental Congress (b. 1717)
1665
Egbert Bartholomeusz Kortenaer, Dutch admiral (b. 1604)
1661
Henry Carey, 2nd Earl of Monmouth, English politician (b. 1595)
1645
Miyamoto Musashi, Japanese samurai (b. 1584)
1636
George Gordon, 1st Marquess of Huntly, Scottish politician (b. 1562)
1550
Veronica Gambara, Italian poet (b. 1485)
1432
Uko Fockena, Frisian chieftain (b. c. 1408)
1348
Juan Manuel, Spanish prince (b. 1282)
1256
Tankei, Japanese sculptor (b. 1173)
1231
Anthony of Padua, Portuguese priest and saint (b. 1195)
1036
Ali az-Zahir, Fatimid caliph (b. 1005)
995
Fujiwara no Michikane, Japanese nobleman (b. 961)
976
Mansur I, Samanid emir
220
Xiahou Dun, Chinese general

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