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On This Day in History:  June 15

June 15 is the 166th day of the year (167th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 199 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2019
Idaho Lottery celebrates 30 years by trying to set a new world record. The Idaho Lottery will celebrate 30 years in July and will try to break a Guinness World Record for the largest gathering of people scratching scratch cards at once.
2019
New York lottery winner quits job to go riding with Bible-thumping bikers. A Brooklyn, New York, superintendent won a $7 million lottery jackpot and promptly quit his job to take a cross-country motorcycle trip spreading the word of God, he said Friday.
2017
Illinois lottery players may lose Powerball and Mega Millions at the end of June. The association that runs the popular Powerball lottery and Mega Millions games will drop Illinois at the end of June without a budget agreement.
2017
Florida man sues friend in dispute over $1M lottery ticket. A Lakeland, Florida, man is suing a friend who he says cheated him out of money from a $1 million lottery ticket.
2016
Texas Lottery chief named MUSL President. The Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL) has elected Gary Grief, Executive Director of the Texas Lottery, as president of the organization.
2016
Kentucky Lottery chief announces his retirement. The Kentucky Lottery's longtime chief executive has announced his retirement in a letter to the Lottery's board of directors.
2016
Texas Lottery on track to crush sales record. The Texas Lottery has not only marked its 13th consecutive year of contributing more than $1 billion in revenue to the state, but it's the earliest in the fiscal year the lottery has ever accomplished the feat.
2015
UK lottery player claims £93M EuroMillions jackpot. The holder of a jackpot-winning EuroMillions ticket bought in the UK has come forward to claim their £93,388,943 (US$145 million) prize, lottery operator Camelot has confirmed.
2012
Powerball lottery jackpot makes Iowa history. The Quaker Oats campus in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, was buzzing all day with rumors about a group of workers who may have bought a winning Powerball ticket worth $241 million in Wednesday's drawing.
2011
Ark. lottery winner busted for drug trafficking. A past $100,000 winner of Arkansas' lottery was indicted today for allegedly being the kingpin of a major crystal methamphetamine operation.
2009
Recent checks of Iowa Lottery retailers find no fraud. Security checks at lottery ticket sale locations at about 200 locations statewide in recent months have revealed no improper payments of prizes to or by store personnel, Iowa's lottery chief told a panel of state legislators last week.
2008
Winning Mega Millions lottery ticket worth $56M sold in Michigan. Outside Party World in suburban Grand Rapids, a sign went up Saturday proclaiming that the store sold a ticket worth $56 million in the latest Mega Millions drawing. The same drawing produced a strange payout in California, where the third-place winner will receive a bigger prize than the second-place winners.
2008
Tough economy?  Some cut back on lottery tickets, wagering. Throughout the country, 20 lotteries have reported flat or declining sales, according to data from a lottery trade publication.
2008
Ohio Lottery stands by change of vendors. The Ohio Lottery is staying with its decision to go with a new vendor despite complaints from the company it has been doing business with for more than two decades.
2006
Powerball lottery jackpot powered-up to $100 million. The Powerball jackpot for the Saturday, June 17th drawing will be $100 million with the cash option at $45.6 million.
2006
$70 million: California SuperLotto Plus rolls again. The jackpot in the California SuperLotto Plus lottery game grew to $70 million Thursday -- currently the second-largest lottery jackpot in the world.
2006
Winning lottery ticket led police to murder suspect. A winning Texas lottery ticket has put police on the trail of the suspect in a DeKalb County, Georgia, murder.
2006
Mass. Lottery licenses regained. The Massachusetts Lottery Commission has reinstated operating licenses for seven of the 11 bars or clubs that were suspended last month after poker slot machines were confiscated May 3 in state police raids.
2005
Oklahoma Lottery Director given approval to hire, set up offices. Oklahoma's lottery director was given authority Tuesday to hire employees and to move ahead with plans to design and renovate the lottery's offices.
2005
Delaware bill would legalize sports gambling. A bill was introduced in the Delaware General Assembly May 31 that, if passed, would allow sports gambling in Delaware -- making it the only state east of the Mississippi where sports wagering would be legal.
2005
Lottery Phone Scam Continues to Snare Victims. It can be so easy to get pulled into the trap of a lottery phone scam, in which victims are enticed to send them a few thousand dollars to cover the taxes and you rake in hundreds of thousands.
2005
Investment banker cashes in $9.3 million winning Oregon lottery ticket. A Seattle investment banker who wants to keep working in spite of his good fortune has cashed the winning $9.3 million Lotto jackpot ticket for Saturday night's drawing.
2005
California could be golden for 12-state Mega Millions. At Bluebird Liquors in Hawthorne, California, where there's almost always a line to buy lottery tickets, owner Frank Kumamoto is eagerly awaiting California's entry into the multistate Mega Millions game. So are his regular customers.
2005
Lawyer thinks Calif. participation in Mega Millions is illegal. According to one legislative lawyer, California's much-heralded entrance into the 11-state Mega Millions lottery may be illegal, even as outlets around the state prepare for the debut of the popular game.
2004
474 keeps coming up in Pennsylvania Lottery. 474 has hit in the Pennsylvania Lottery four times since May 17, when 474 was drawn as the midday Daily Number.
2004
Florida store clerks charged with lottery ticket thefts. Two former Deltona, Florida convenience store clerks face charges they stole more than $134,000 in lottery tickets and winnings while working the register at a Hess station.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$310 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jun 17, 2016
2.€143 Million
US$191.38 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jun 18, 2013
3.€169.9 Million
US$190.61 Million
Draw Date
Jun 15, 2019
4.$161 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jun 15, 2018
5.$153 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 15, 2016
6.$140 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jun 17, 2003
7.$137 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 16, 2018
8.€91 Million
US$129.79 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jun 17, 2011
9.$120 Million
Draw Date
Jun 16, 2004
9.$120 Million
Draw Date
Jun 16, 2004
11.$113 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jun 16, 2017
12.€95.34 Million
US$107.05 Million
Draw Date
Jun 16, 2016
13.€90 Million
US$104.39 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Jun 15, 2018
14.$100 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 17, 2006
14.$100 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jun 15, 2004
16.$85 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 15, 2013
17.$82 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 18, 2003
18.$79 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 15, 2019
19.$72 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 17, 2009
20.$70 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 17, 2015
20.$70 Million
California
SuperLotto Plus
Draw Date
Jun 17, 2006
22.€43 Million
US$67.09 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jun 20, 2008
23.$67 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 16, 1999
24.$66 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 16, 2007
25.€57.59 Million
US$64.29 Million
Draw Date
Jun 15, 2017

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1998
Monday, Jun 15, 1998
22 years old
1994
Wednesday, Jun 15, 1994
26 years old
1989
Thursday, Jun 15, 1989
31 years old
1986
Sunday, Jun 15, 1986
34 years old
1984
Friday, Jun 15, 1984
36 years old
1981
Monday, Jun 15, 1981
39 years old
1980
Sunday, Jun 15, 1980
40 years old
1979
Friday, Jun 15, 1979
41 years old
1976
Tuesday, Jun 15, 1976
44 years old
1971
Tuesday, Jun 15, 1971
49 years old
1965
Tuesday, Jun 15, 1965
55 years old
1964
Monday, Jun 15, 1964
56 years old
1964
Monday, Jun 15, 1964
56 years old
1960
Wednesday, Jun 15, 1960
60 years old
1960
Wednesday, Jun 15, 1960
60 years old
1952
Sunday, Jun 15, 1952
68 years old
1936
Monday, Jun 15, 1936
84 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day

2013
A bomb explodes on a bus in the Pakistani city of Quetta, killing at least 25 people and wounding 22 others.
2013
Ethan Couch, 16, kills 4 people and injures 9, in a drunk driving accident. Later sets off a national firestorm in the US.
2012
Nik Wallenda becomes the first person to successfully tightrope walk directly over Niagara Falls.
2001
Leaders of the People's Republic of China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan formed the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation.
1996
The Troubles: The Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) detonates a powerful truck bomb in the middle of Manchester, England, devastating the city centre and injuring 200 people.
1994
Israel and Vatican City establish full diplomatic relations.
1992
The United States Supreme Court rules in United States v. Álvarez-Machaín that it is permissible for the United States to forcibly extradite suspects in foreign countries and bring them to the United States for trial, without approval from those other countries.
1991
In the Philippines, Mount Pinatubo erupts in the second largest volcanic eruption of the 20th century, killing over 800 people.
1985
Rembrandt's painting Danaë is attacked by a man (later judged insane) who throws sulfuric acid on the canvas and cuts it twice with a knife.
1978
King Hussein of Jordan marries American Lisa Halaby, who takes the name Queen Noor.
1977
After the death of dictator Francisco Franco in 1975, the first democratic elections took place in Spain on this day.
1972
Red Army Faction co-founder Ulrike Meinhof is captured by police in Langenhagen.
1970
Charles Manson goes on trial for the Sharon Tate murders.
1944
World War II: Battle of Saipan: The United States invade Japanese-occupied Saipan.
1944
In the Saskatchewan general election, the CCF, led by Tommy Douglas, is elected and forms the first socialist government in North America.
1940
World War II: Operation Ariel begins: Allied troops start to evacuate France, following Germany's takeover of Paris and most of the nation.
1937
A German expedition led by Karl Wien loses sixteen members in an avalanche on Nanga Parbat. It is the worst single disaster to occur on an 8000m peak.
1936
First flight of the Vickers Wellington bomber.
1934
The United States Great Smoky Mountains National Park is founded.
1921
Bessie Coleman earns her pilot's license, becoming the first female pilot of African-American descent.
1920
A new border treaty between Germany and Denmark gives northern Schleswig to Denmark.
1919
John Alcock and Arthur Brown complete the first nonstop transatlantic flight when they reach Clifden, County Galway, Ireland.
1916
United States President Woodrow Wilson signs a bill incorporating the Boy Scouts of America, making them the only American youth organization with a federal charter.
1904
A fire aboard the steamboat SS General Slocum in New York City's East River kills 1,000.
1896
The deadliest tsunami in Japan's history kills more than 22,000 people.
1888
Crown Prince Wilhelm becomes Kaiser Wilhelm II; he will be the last Emperor of the German Empire. Due to the death of his predecessors Wilhelm I and Frederick III, 1888 is the Year of the Three Emperors.
1878
Eadweard Muybridge takes a series of photographs to prove that all four feet of a horse leave the ground when it runs; the study becomes the basis of motion pictures.
1877
Henry Ossian Flipper becomes the first African American cadet to graduate from the United States Military Academy.
1864
American Civil War: The Second Battle of Petersburg begins.
1864
Arlington National Cemetery is established when 200 acres (0.81 km) around Arlington Mansion (formerly owned by Confederate General Robert E. Lee) are officially set aside as a military cemetery by U.S. Secretary of WarEdwin M. Stanton.
1859
Pig War: Ambiguity in the Oregon Treaty leads to the "Northwestern Boundary Dispute" between United States and British/Canadian settlers.
1846
The Oregon Treaty establishes the 49th parallel as the border between the United States and Canada, from the Rocky Mountains to the Strait of Juan de Fuca.
1844
Charles Goodyear receives a patent for vulcanization, a process to strengthen rubber.
1836
Arkansas is admitted as the 25th U.S. state.
1808
Joseph Bonaparte becomes King of Spain.
1804
New Hampshire approves the Twelfth Amendment to the United States Constitution, ratifying the document.
1800
The Provisional Army of the United States is dissolved.
1776
Delaware Separation Day: Delaware votes to suspend government under the British Crown and separate officially from Pennsylvania.
1752
Benjamin Franklin proves that lightning is electricity (traditional date, the exact date is unknown).
1670
The first stone of Fort Ricasoli is laid down in Malta.
1667
The first human blood transfusion is administered by Dr. Jean-Baptiste Denys.
1648
Margaret Jones is hanged in Boston for witchcraft in the first such execution for the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
1520
Pope Leo X threatens to excommunicateMartin Luther in Exsurge Domine.
1502
Christopher Columbus lands on the island of Martinique on his fourth voyage.
1410
In a decisive battle at Onon River, the Mongol forces of Oljei Temur were decimated by the Chinese armies of the Yongle Emperor.
1389
Battle of Kosovo: The Ottoman Empire defeats Serbs and Bosnians.
1312
At the Battle of Rozgony, King Charles I of Hungary wins a decisive victory over the family of PalatineAmade Aba.
1300
The city of Bilbao is founded.
1246
With the death of Frederick II, Duke of Austria, the Babenberg dynasty ends in Austria.
1219
Northern Crusades: Danish victory at the Battle of Lindanise (modern-day Tallinn) establishes the Danish Duchy of Estonia.
1215
King John of England puts his seal to Magna Carta.
1184
King Magnus V of Norway is killed at the Battle of Fimreite.
923
Battle of Soissons: King Robert I of France is killed and King Charles the Simple is arrested by the supporters of Duke Rudolph of Burgundy.
844
Louis II is crowned as king of Italy at Rome by pope Sergius II.
763 BC
Assyrians record a solar eclipse that is later used to fix the chronology of Mesopotamian history.

Births On This Day

1997
Madison Kocian, American gymnast
1996
Aurora Aksnes, Norwegian singer-songwriter
1994
Vincent Janssen, Dutch footballer
1994
Inaki Williams, Basque footballer
1993
Kanna Arihara, Japanese singer
1993
Irfan Hadžić, Bosnian footballer
1992
Michał Kopczyński, Polish footballer
1992
Mohamed Salah, Egyptian footballer
1992
Dafne Schippers, Dutch heptathlete and sprinter
1991
Emily Harman, American tennis player
1989
Víctor Cabedo, Spanish cyclist (d. 2012)
1989
Bryan Clauson, American racing driver (d. 2016)
1987
Ani Mijačika, Croatian tennis player
1986
James Maloney, Australian rugby league player
1986
Trevor Plouffe, American baseball player
1985
Ashley Nicole Black, African-American comedy writer
1985
Nadine Coyle, Irish singer
1984
Luke Hodge, Australian footballer
1984
Eva Hrdinová, Czech tennis player
1984
Tim Lincecum, American baseball player
1984
Mauro Rizzo, Italian footballer
1984
Edison Toloza, Colombian footballer
1983
Derek Anderson, American football player
1983
Julia Fischer, German violinist and pianist
1983
Laura Imbruglia, Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist
1983
Josh McGuire, Canadian fencer
1982
Katie Chapman, English footballer
1982
Mike Delany, New Zealand rugby player
1982
Abdur Razzak, Bangladeshi cricketer
1981
Billy Martin, American guitarist, songwriter, and illustrator
1981
John Paintsil, Ghanaian footballer
1981
Jeremy Reed, American baseball player
1980
Craig Dietrich, Digital artist, scholar, and educator
1980
David Lyons, Australian rugby player
1979
Yulia Nestsiarenka, Belarusian sprinter
1979
Christian Rahn, German footballer
1979
Charles Zwolsman, Jr., Dutch race car driver
1978
Wilfred Bouma, Dutch footballer
1978
Zach Day, American baseball player
1977
Michael Doleac, American basketball player and manager
1976
Jiří Ryba, Czech decathlete
1973
Tore Andre Flo, Norwegian footballer and coach
1973
Neil Patrick Harris, American actor and singer
1973
Pia Miranda, Australian actress
1972
Justin Leonard, American golfer
1972
Andy Pettitte, American baseball player
1971
Christos Myriounis, Greek basketball player
1970
Christian Bauman, American soldier and author
1970
David Bayssari, Australian rugby league player
1970
Gaëlle Méchaly, French soprano
1970
Leah Remini, American actress and producer
1970
Žan Tabak, Croatian basketball player and coach
1969
Jesse Bélanger, Canadian ice hockey player
1969
Ice Cube, American rapper, producer, and actor
1969
Idalis DeLeón, American singer and actress
1969
Nasos Galakteros, Greek basketball player
1969
Oliver Kahn, German footballer and sportscaster
1969
Maurice Odumbe, Kenyan cricketer
1969
Cédric Pioline, French tennis player
1968
Károly Güttler, Hungarian swimmer
1966
Raimonds Vējonis, Latvian politician, 9th President of Latvia
1965
Annelies Bredael, Belgian rower
1965
Karim Massimov, Kazakhstani politician, 7th Prime Minister of Kazakhstan
1965
Adam Smith, American lawyer and politician
1964
Courteney Cox, American actress and producer
1964
Gavin Greenaway, English composer and conductor
1964
Michael Laudrup, Danish footballer and manager
1963
Marina Azyabina, Russian hurdler
1963
Mario Gosselin, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster
1963
Helen Hunt, American actress, director, and producer
1962
Brad Armstrong, American wrestler (d. 2012)
1962
Chris Morris, English actor, satirist, director, and producer
1962
Andrea Rost, Hungarian soprano
1961
Dave McAuley, Irish boxer and sportscaster
1961
Scott Norton, American wrestler
1960
Michèle Laroque, French actress, producer, and screenwriter
1960
Marieke van Doorn, Dutch field hockey player and coach
1959
Alan Brazil, Scottish footballer and sportscaster
1959
Eileen Davidson, American model and actress
1958
Wade Boggs, American baseball player
1958
Riccardo Paletti, Italian race car driver (d. 1982)
1957
Brad Gillis, American guitarist
1957
Stephen Lloyd, Kenyan-English businessman and politician
1956
Yevgeny Kiselyov, Russian-Ukrainian journalist
1956
Lance Parrish, American baseball player, coach, and manager
1955
Polly Draper, American actress, producer, and screenwriter
1955
Julie Hagerty, American model and actress
1954
Jim Belushi, American actor
1954
Terri Gibbs, American country music singer and keyboard player
1954
Paul Rusesabagina, Rwandan humanitarian
1954
Zdeňka Šilhavá, Czech discus thrower and shot putter
1954
Beverley Whitfield, Australian swimmer (d. 1996)
1953
Vilma Bardauskienė, Lithuanian long jumper
1953
Marc Brickman, American lighting and production designer
1953
Eje Elgh, Swedish race car driver and sportscaster
1953
Xi Jinping, Chinese engineer and politician, General Secretary of the Communist Party and President of China
1953
Raphael Wallfisch, English cellist and educator
1952
Satya Pal Jain, Indian lawyer and politician, Additional Solicitor General of India
1951
Jane Amsterdam, American magazine and newspaper editor (Manhattan, inc., New York Post)
1951
Vance A. Larson, American painter (d. 2000)
1951
John Redwood, English politician, Secretary of State for Wales
1951
Steve Walsh, American rock singer-songwriter and musician (Kansas)
1950
Uğur Erdener, Turkish ophthalmologist and professor
1950
Juliana Azumah-Mensah, Ghanaian nurse and politician
1950
Deney Terrio, American choreographer and host of the television musical variety series Dance Fever
1950
Lakshmi Mittal, Indian-English businessman
1949
Dusty Baker, American baseball player and manager
1949
Simon Callow, English actor and director
1949
Russell Hitchcock, Australian singer-songwriter
1949
Jim Varney, American actor, comedian, and screenwriter (d. 2000)
1948
Mike Holmgren, American football player and coach
1948
Alan Huckle, English politician and diplomat, Governor of Anguilla
1948
Henry McLeish, Scottish footballer, academic, and politician, 2nd First Minister of Scotland
1947
John Hoagland, American photographer and journalist (d. 1984)
1946
Noddy Holder, English rock singer-songwriter, musician, and actor
1946
John Horner, American paleontologist and academic
1946
Demis Roussos, Egyptian-Greek singer-songwriter and bass player (d. 2015)
1945
Miriam Defensor Santiago, Filipino judge and politician (d. 2016)
1945
Robert Sarah, Guinean cardinal
1945
Lawrence Wilkerson, American colonel
1944
Robert D. Keppel, American police officer and academic
1943
Johnny Hallyday, French singer and actor (d. 2017)
1943
Poul Nyrup Rasmussen, Danish politician, 38th Prime Minister of Denmark
1943
Muff Winwood, English record producer, songwriter, and bass player
1942
Ian Greenberg, Canadian broadcaster, founded Astral Media
1942
John E. McLaughlin, American diplomat
1942
Peter Norman, Australian sprinter (d. 2006)
1941
Neal Adams, American illustrator
1941
Harry Nilsson, American singer-songwriter (d. 1994)
1939
Ward Connerly, American activist and businessman, founded the American Civil Rights Institute
1938
Billy Williams, American baseball player and coach
1937
Pierre Billon, Swiss-Canadian author and screenwriter
1937
Waylon Jennings, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2002)
1936
William Levada, American cardinal
1934
Ruby Nash Garnett, American R&B singer (Ruby & the Romantics)
1933
Mohammad-Ali Rajai, Iranian politician, 2nd President of Iran (d. 1981)
1933
Predrag Koraksić Corax, Serbian political caricaturist
1932
David Alliance, Baron Alliance, Iranian-English businessman and politician
1932
Mario Cuomo, American lawyer and politician, 52nd Governor of New York (d. 2015)
1932
Zia Fariduddin Dagar, Indian singer (d. 2013)
1932
Bernie Faloney, American-Canadian football player and sportscaster (d. 1999)
1931
Joseph Gilbert, English air marshal
1931
Brian Sewell, English art dealer and critic (d. 2015)
1930
John Fretwell, English soldier and diplomat, British Ambassador to France (d. 2017)
1930
Miguel Méndez, American author and academic (d. 2013)
1930
Marcel Pronovost, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 2015)
1927
Ross Andru, American illustrator (d. 1993)
1927
Ibn-e-Insha, Indian-Pakistani poet and author (d. 1978)
1927
Hugo Pratt, Italian author and illustrator (d. 1995)
1926
Alfred Duraiappah, Sri Lankan Tamil lawyer and politician (d. 1975)
1925
Richard Baker, English journalist and author (d. 2018)
1925
Attilâ İlhan, Turkish poet, author, and critic (d. 2005)
1924
Hédi Fried, Swedish author and psychologist
1924
Ezer Weizman, Israeli general and politician, 7th President of Israel (d. 2005)
1923
Erland Josephson, Swedish actor and director (d. 2012)
1923
Ninian Stephen, English-Australian lieutenant, judge, and politician, 20th Governor-General of Australia (d. 2017)
1922
Jaki Byard, American pianist and composer (d. 1999)
1921
Erroll Garner, American pianist and composer (d. 1977)
1920
Keith Andrews, American racing driver (d. 1957)
1920
Alla Kazanskaya, Russian actress (d. 2008)
1920
Sam Sniderman, Canadian businessman, founded Sam the Record Man (d. 2012)
1920
Alberto Sordi, Italian actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2003)
1918
François Tombalbaye, Chadian politician, 1st President of Chad
1917
John Fenn, American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2010)
1917
Michalis Genitsaris, Greek singer-songwriter (d. 2005)
1917
Lash LaRue, American actor and producer (d. 1996)
1916
Olga Erteszek, Polish-American fashion designer (d. 1989)
1916
Horacio Salgán, Argentinian pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 2016)
1916
Herbert A. Simon, American political scientist and economist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2001)
1915
Nini Theilade, Danish ballet dancer, choreographer, and educator (d. 2018)
1915
Thomas Huckle Weller, American biologist and virologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2008)
1914
Yuri Andropov, Russian politician (d. 1984)
1914
Saul Steinberg, Romanian-American cartoonist (d. 1999)
1914
Hilda Terry, American cartoonist (d. 2006)
1913
Tom Adair, American songwriter, composer, and screenwriter (d. 1988)
1911
Wilbert Awdry, English author, co-created Thomas the Tank Engine (d. 1997)
1910
David Rose, English-American pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1990)
1909
Elena Nikolaidi, Greek-American soprano and educator (d. 2002)
1907
James Robertson Justice, English actor and educator (d. 1975)
1906
Gordon Welchman, English-American mathematician and author (d. 1985)
1906
Léon Degrelle, Belgian SS officer (d. 1994)
1902
Erik Erikson, German-American psychologist and psychoanalyst (d. 1994)
1901
Elmar Lohk, Russian-Estonian architect (d. 1963)
1900
Gotthard Günther, German philosopher and academic (d. 1984)
1900
Otto Luening, German-American composer and conductor (d. 1996)
1898
Hubertus Strughold, German-American physiologist and academic (d. 1986)
1894
Robert Russell Bennett, American composer and conductor (d. 1981)
1894
Nikolai Chebotaryov, Ukrainian-Russian mathematician and theorist (d. 1947)
1890
Georg Wüst, German oceanographer and academic (d. 1977)
1888
Ramón López Velarde, Mexican poet and author (d. 1921)
1886
Frank Clement, British racing driver (d. 1970)
1884
Harry Langdon, American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1944)
1881
Kesago Nakajima, Japanese lieutenant general in the Imperial Japanese Army (d. 1945)
1878
Margaret Abbott, Indian-American golfer (d. 1955)
1875
Herman Smith-Johannsen, Norwegian-Canadian skier (d. 1987)
1872
Thomas William Burgess, English swimmer and water polo player (d. 1950)
1848
Gheevarghese Mar Gregorios of Parumala, Indian bishop and saint (d. 1902)
1843
Edvard Grieg, Norwegian pianist and composer (d. 1907)
1835
Adah Isaacs Menken, American actress, painter, and poet (d. 1868)
1809
François-Xavier Garneau, Canadian poet and historian (d. 1866)
1805
William B. Ogden, American businessman and politician, 1st Mayor of Chicago (d. 1877)
1801
Benjamin Wright Raymond, American merchant and politician, 3rd Mayor of Chicago (d. 1883)
1792
Thomas Mitchell, Scottish-Australian colonel and explorer (d. 1855)
1789
Josiah Henson, American minister, author, and activist (d. 1883)
1777
David Daniel Davis, Welsh physician and academic (d. 1841)
1767
Rachel Jackson, American wife of Andrew Jackson (d. 1828)
1765
Martin Baum, American businessman and politician, Mayor of Cincinnati (d. 1831)
1765
Johann Gottlieb Friedrich von Bohnenberger, German astronomer and mathematician (d. 1831)
1763
Franz Danzi, German cellist, composer, and conductor (d. 1826)
1763
Kobayashi Issa, Japanese priest and poet (d. 1827)
1755
Antoine François, comte de Fourcroy, French chemist and entomologist (d. 1809)
1754
Juan José Elhuyar, Spanish chemist and mineralogist (d. 1796)
1749
Georg Joseph Vogler, German organist, composer, and theorist (d. 1814)
1645
Sidney Godolphin, 1st Earl of Godolphin, English politician (d. 1712)
1640
Bernard Lamy, French mathematician and theologian (d. 1715)
1624
Hiob Ludolf, German orientalist and philologist (d. 1704)
1623
Cornelis de Witt, Dutch politician (d. 1672)
1618
François Blondel, French architect (d. 1686)
1605
Thomas Randolph, English poet and playwright (d. 1635)
1553
Archduke Ernest of Austria (d. 1595)
1549
Elizabeth Knollys, English noblewoman (d. 1605)
1542
Richard Grenville, English captain and explorer (d. 1591)
1519
Henry FitzRoy, 1st Duke of Richmond and Somerset, English politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (d. 1536)
1479
Lisa del Giocondo, Italian model, subject of the Mona Lisa (d. 1542)
1423
Gabriele Sforza, Archbishop of Milan (d. 1457)
1330
Edward, the Black Prince of England (d. 1376)

Deaths On This Day

2018
Matt "Guitar" Murphy, American Blues guitarist (The Blues Brothers) (b. 1929)
2016
Lois Duncan, American author (b. 1934)
2015
Jean Doré, Canadian politician, 39th Mayor of Montreal (b. 1944)
2015
Kirk Kerkorian, American businessman, founded the Tracinda Corporation (b. 1917)
2014
Jacques Bergerac, French actor and businessman (b. 1927)
2014
Casey Kasem, American radio host, producer, and voice actor, co-created American Top 40 (b. 1932)
2014
Daniel Keyes, American short story writer and novelist (b. 1927)
2014
Moise Safra, Brazilian businessman and philanthropist, co-founded Banco Safra (b. 1934)
2013
Heinz Flohe, German footballer and manager (b. 1948)
2013
José Froilán González, Argentinian race car driver (b. 1922)
2013
Stan Lopata, American baseball player (b. 1925)
2013
Dennis O'Rourke, Australian director and producer (b. 1945)
2013
Kenneth G. Wilson, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1936)
2012
Phillip D. Cagan, American economist and author (b. 1927)
2012
Capitola Dickerson, American pianist and educator (b. 1913)
2012
Barry MacKay, American tennis player and sportscaster (b. 1935)
2012
Israel Nogueda Otero, Mexican economist and politician, 10th Governor of Guerrero (b. 1935)
2012
Jerry Tubbs, American football player and coach (b. 1935)
2011
Bill Haast, American herpetologist and academic (b. 1910)
2008
Ray Getliffe, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1914)
2006
Raymond Devos, Belgian-French comedian and clown (b. 1922)
2006
Herb Pearson, New Zealand cricketer (b. 1910)
2005
Suzanne Flon, French actress (b. 1918)
2004
Ahmet Piriştina, Turkish politician and mayor of İzmir (b. 1952)
2003
Hume Cronyn, Canadian-American actor (b. 1911)
2002
Choi Hong Hi, South Korean general and martial artist, founded Taekwondo (b. 1918)
2001
Henri Alekan, French cinematographer (b. 1909)
2000
James Montgomery Boice, American pastor and theologian (b.1938)
2000
Jules Roy, French author, poet, and playwright (b. 1907)
1999
Omer Côté, Canadian lawyer and politician (b. 1906)
1996
Ella Fitzgerald, American singer and actress (b. 1917)
1996
Sir Fitzroy Maclean, 1st Baronet, Scottish general and politician (b. 1911)
1996
Dick Murdoch, American wrestler (b. 1946)
1995
John Vincent Atanasoff, American physicist and inventor, invented the Atanasoff-Berry computer (b. 1903)
1994
Manos Hatzidakis, Greek composer and theorist (b. 1925)
1993
John Connally, American commander, lawyer, and politician, 61st United States Secretary of the Treasury (b. 1917)
1993
James Hunt, English race car driver and sportscaster (b. 1947)
1992
Chuck Menville, American animator, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1940)
1992
Brett Whiteley, Australian painter (b. 1939)
1991
Happy Chandler, American businessman and politician, 49th Governor of Kentucky (b. 1898)
1991
Arthur Lewis, Saint Lucian economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1915)
1989
Maurice Bellemare, Canadian lawyer and politician (b. 1912)
1989
Ray McAnally, Irish actor (b. 1926)
1985
Andy Stanfield, American sprinter (b. 1927)
1984
Meredith Willson, American playwright, composer, and conductor (b. 1902)
1976
Jimmy Dykes, American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1896)
1971
Wendell Meredith Stanley, American biochemist and virologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1904)
1968
Sam Crawford, American baseball player, coach, and umpire (b. 1880)
1968
Wes Montgomery, American guitarist and songwriter (b. 1925)
1967
Tatu Kolehmainen, Finnish runner (b. 1885)
1962
Alfred Cortot, Swiss pianist and conductor (b. 1877)
1961
Giulio Cabianca, Italian race car driver (b. 1923)
1961
Peyami Safa, Turkish journalist and author (b. 1899)
1945
Count Albert von Mensdorff-Pouilly-Dietrichstein, Austrian diplomat
1941
Otfrid Foerster, German neurologist and physician (b. 1873)
1941
Evelyn Underhill, English mystic and author (b. 1875)
1938
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, German painter and illustrator (b. 1880)
1934
Alfred Bruneau, French cellist and composer (b. 1857)
1917
Kristian Birkeland, Norwegian physicist and academic (b. 1867)
1890
Unryū Kyūkichi, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 10th Yokozuna (b. 1822)
1889
Mihai Eminescu, Romanian journalist, author, and poet (b. 1850)
1888
Frederick III, German Emperor (b. 1831)
1858
Ary Scheffer, Dutch-French painter and academic (b. 1795)
1849
James K. Polk, American lawyer and politician, 11th President of the United States (b. 1795)
1844
Thomas Campbell, Scottish poet and academic (b. 1777)
1772
Louis-Claude Daquin, French organist and composer (b. 1694)
1768
James Short, Scottish mathematician and optician (b. 1710)
1724
Henry Sacheverell, English minister and politician (b. 1674)
1614
Henry Howard, 1st Earl of Northampton, English courtier and politician, Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports (b. 1540)
1521
Tamás Bakócz, Hungarian cardinal (b. 1442)
1467
Philip III, Duke of Burgundy (b. 1396)
1416
John, Duke of Berry (b. 1340)
1389
Lazar of Serbia (b. 1329)
1389
Murad I, Ottoman Sultan (b. 1319)
1389
Miloš Obilić, Serbian knight.
1383
John VI Kantakouzenos, Byzantine emperor (b. 1292)
1381
John Cavendish, English lawyer and judge (b. 1346)
1381
Wat Tyler, English rebel leader (b. 1341)
1341
Andronikos III Palaiologos, Byzantine emperor (b. 1297)
1337
Angelo da Clareno, Italian Franciscan and leader of a group of Fraticelli (b. 1247)
1246
Frederick II, Duke of Austria (b. 1219)
1189
Minamoto no Yoshitsune, Japanese general (b. 1159)
1184
Magnus Erlingsson, King of Norway (b. 1156)
1073
Emperor Go-Sanjō of Japan (b. 1034)
991
Theophanu, Byzantine wife of Otto II, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 960)
970
Adalbert, bishop of Passau
960
Eadburh of Winchester, English princess and saint
952
Murong Yanchao, Chinese general
948
Romanos I Lekapenos, Byzantine Emperor (b. c. 870)
923
Robert I of France (b. 866)

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