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On This Day in History:  June 16

June 16 is the 167th day of the year (168th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 198 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2020
Man who beat cancer wins $100,000 second-chance lottery prize. Second-chances and luck are all-too familiar to one of North Carolina's most recent lottery winners, a cancer survivor who hails from Scotland Neck. 
2017
Woman sues casino that offered her steak dinner instead of $43 million jackpot. A slot machine told her she hit a massive jackpot, but the casino claimed it was a machine error and offered her a meal on the house. Now, she's taking this to court.
2016
Convicted computerized drawing fraudster argues Iowa court appeal. The attorney for a former lottery official accused of fixing jackpots in several states argued Thursday that his client's conviction last year on fraud charges should be thrown out.
2016
$310 MILLION: largest Mega Millions jackpot in 19 months. The multi-state Mega Millions lottery game continued its months-long climb Tuesday night, and has finally breached the $300-million mark.
2015
Arizona $188.9M Powerball winner claims prize. Arizona Lottery officials say the winner of the $188.9 million Powerball jackpot has come forward to claim the prize from the June 3 drawing.
2015
UK Lotto game to change in October. Lotto players in the United Kingdom will have to select their winning numbers from a pool of 59 rather than 49 under sweeping changes to the game taking effect later this year.
2015
Wyoming Lottery to release salaries. The Wyoming Lottery board voted 8-1 at a special meeting Monday to release salary information for board members and employees.
2014
Massive Ohio Lotto jackpot finally won. The Ohio Classic Lotto ended a non-winning streak of more than 2-1/2 years this weekend, with one winning ticket sold for a $73.3 million jackpot.
2011
U.S. lawmaker hits the lottery. New Jersey Rep. Frank Pallone claimed nearly $25,000 in lottery winnings in 2010, according to the latest yearly disclosure forms filed with the House of Representatives.
2011
Ohio lottery winner to help charities, friends. An Ohio man won $5 million in the Ohio Lottery Tuesday, but even though he's dependent on kidney dialysis, he says he plans on helping friends and charities with financial gifts.
2010
Lottery winner's prize day includes drug arrest. Monday was a good news-bad news day for Mark Chambers.
2010
Maryland Lottery and Baltimore Ravens team for another scratch game. The Maryland Lottery and Baltimore Ravens have renewed their partnership and will release a new Ravens Cash Fantasy scratch-off on August 9th.
2010
Kalamazoo mart customer holds $36M lottery ticket. A regular lottery customer of a gas station market in Kalamazoo, Mich., holds the winning Mega Millions ticket for a $36 million jackpot, the store owner said Monday.
2010
Store owner jailed one year for stealing $5.7M lottery ticket. A former convenience store owner who cheated a customer out of a $5.7 million lottery ticket has been sentenced to a year in jail.
2008
The smell of money: Scented lottery tickets unveiled in Colorado. The Colorado Lottery unveiled its first scented scratch game today, the latest in a marketing strategy for gaming more reliant on gimmicks than payouts.
2008
Lottery win opens doors for N.Y. doorman. A beloved Park Avenue doorman who won $5 million in the state lottery wants to move on up -- and into the elegant, pre-war building where he works.
2007
Glitch Delays Jersey Cash 5 Lottery Drawing. A mechanical glitch forced New Jersey Lottery officials to manually draw the winning numbers for the Jersey Cash 5 game on Friday night.
2004
Mega Millions jackpot soars to $121 million. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery grew to $121 million Wednesday, the biggest Mega Millions jackpot in four months.
2004
Keeping the career despite millions? Well, at least do it right. Now that you won Friday's $121 million Mega Millions jackpot or today's $120 million Lotto Texas jackpot - hypothetically, of course - it's time to put your millions where your mouth is.
2004
Massachusetts Lottery relocates office. The Massachusetts State Lottery Commission has settled into a new home on Fort Street, relocating the Western Massachusetts office to downtown after 20 years in West Springfield.
2004
Virginia kidney donor wins lottery. Nearly three years after Michelle "Mitzi" Nichols became the first person in Hampton Roads to donate a kidney to a stranger, the Beach resident has won $500,000 from the Virginia Lottery.
2004
Texas Lotto sales at all-time high. Dreams of becoming an instant millionaire are driving Texans to their local convenience store this week in hopes of winning tonight's Texas Lottery drawing of $120 million, the largest jackpot to date.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$310 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jun 17, 2016
2.€171.21 Million
US$191.76 Million
Draw Date
Jun 18, 2019
3.€143 Million
US$191.38 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jun 18, 2013
4.$175 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jun 19, 2018
5.$169 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 18, 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.$121 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jun 18, 2004
10.$120 Million
Draw Date
Jun 16, 2004
10.$120 Million
Draw Date
Jun 16, 2004
12.$113 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jun 16, 2017
13.€95.34 Million
US$107.05 Million
Draw Date
Jun 16, 2016
14.$105 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 19, 2013
15.€90 Million
US$104.85 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Jun 22, 2018
16.$100 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 17, 2006
17.$92 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 19, 2019
18.$82 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 18, 2003
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.€58.67 Million
US$65.65 Million
Draw Date
Jun 17, 2017

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1986
Monday, Jun 16, 1986
34 years old
1978
Friday, Jun 16, 1978
42 years old
1975
Monday, Jun 16, 1975
45 years old
1974
Sunday, Jun 16, 1974
46 years old
1969
Monday, Jun 16, 1969
51 years old
1969
Monday, Jun 16, 1969
51 years old
1966
Thursday, Jun 16, 1966
54 years old
1961
Friday, Jun 16, 1961
59 years old
1954
Wednesday, Jun 16, 1954
66 years old
(year not provided)
(year not provided)

Worldwide Events On This Day

2016
Shanghai Disneyland Park, the first Disney Park in Mainland China opens to the public.
2013
A multi-day cloudburst centered on the North Indian state of Uttarakhand caused devastating floods and landslides becoming the country's worst natural disaster since the 2004 tsunami.
2012
China successfully launches its Shenzhou 9 spacecraft, carrying three astronauts, including the first female Chinese astronaut Liu Yang, to the Tiangong-1 orbital module.
2012
The United States Air Force's robotic Boeing X-37Bspaceplane returns to Earth after a classified 469-day orbital mission.
2010
Bhutan becomes the first country to institute a total ban on tobacco.
2000
Israel complies with United Nations Security Council Resolution 425 22 years after its issuance, which calls on Israel to completely withdraw from Lebanon. Israel does so, except the disputed Shebaa farms.
1997
Daïat Labguer (M'sila) massacre in Algeria: Fifty people die.
1989
Revolutions of 1989: Imre Nagy, the former Hungarian Prime Minister, is reburied in Budapest following the collapse of Communism in Hungary.
1981
U.S. President Ronald Reagan awards the Congressional Gold Medal to Ken Taylor, Canada's former ambassador to Iran, for helping six Americans escape from Iran during the hostage crisis of 1979-81; he is the first foreign citizen bestowed the honor.
1977
Oracle Corporation is incorporated in Redwood Shores, California, as Software Development Laboratories (SDL) by Larry Ellison, Bob Miner and Ed Oates.
1976
Soweto uprising: A non-violent march by 15,000 students in Soweto, South Africa turns into days of rioting when police open fire on the crowd.
1972
The largest single-site hydroelectric power project in Canada is inaugurated at Churchill Falls Generating Station.
1963
Soviet Space Program: Vostok 6 Mission: CosmonautValentina Tereshkova becomes the first woman in space.
1961
Rudolf Nureyev defects from the Soviet Union.
1958
Imre Nagy, Pál Maléter and other leaders of the 1956 Hungarian Uprising are executed.
1955
In a futile effort to topple Argentine President Juan Perón, rogue aircraft pilots of the Argentine Navydrop several bombs upon an unarmed crowd demonstrating in favor of Perón in Buenos Aires, killing 364 and injuring at least 800. At the same time on the ground, some soldiers attempt to stage a coup but are suppressed by loyal forces.
1948
Members of the Malayan Communist Party kill three British plantation managers in Sungai Siput; in response, British Malaya declares a state of emergency.
1944
At age 14, George Junius Stinney, Jr. becomes the youngest person executed in the United States in the 20th century.
1940
World War II: Marshal Henri Philippe Pétain becomes Chief of State of Vichy France (Chef de l'État Français).
1940
A Communist government is installed in Lithuania.
1933
The National Industrial Recovery Act is passed in the United States, allowing businesses to avoid antitrust prosecution if they established voluntary wage, price, and working condition regulations on an industry-wide basis. Large portions of the law are later declared unconstitutional.
1930
Sovnarkom establishes decree time in the USSR.
1925
The most famous Young Pioneer camp of the Soviet Union, Artek, is established.
1922
General election in the Irish Free State: The pro-Treaty Sinn Féin win a large majority.
1911
IBM founded as the Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company in Endicott, New York.
1904
Eugen Schauman assassinates Nikolay Bobrikov, Governor-General of Finland.
1904
Irish author James Joyce begins a relationship with Nora Barnacle and subsequently uses the date to set the actions for his novel Ulysses; this date is now traditionally called "Bloomsday".
1903
The Ford Motor Company is incorporated.
1903
Roald Amundsen commences the first east-west navigation of the Northwest Passage, leaving Oslo, Norway.
1897
A treaty annexing the Republic of Hawaii to the United States is signed; the Republic would not be dissolved until a year later.
1884
The first purpose-built roller coaster, LaMarcus Adna Thompson's "Switchback Railway", opens in New York's Coney Island amusement park.
1883
The Victoria Hall theatre panic in Sunderland, England kills 183 children.
1871
The University Tests Act allows students to enter the Universities of Oxford, Cambridge and Durham without religious tests (except for those intending to study theology).
1858
Abraham Lincoln delivers his House Divided speech in Springfield, Illinois.
1858
The Battle of Morar takes place during the Indian Mutiny.
1846
The Papal conclave of 1846 elects Pope Pius IX, beginning the longest reign in the history of the papacy.
1836
The formation of the London Working Men's Association gives rise to the Chartist Movement.
1819
A major earthquake strikes the Kutch district of western India, killing over 1,543 people and raising a 6 m high, 6 km wide, ridge, extending for at least 80 km, that was known as the Allah Bund ("Dam of God").
1815
Battle of Ligny and Battle of Quatre Bras, two days before the Battle of Waterloo.
1811
Survivors of an attack the previous day by Tla-o-qui-aht on board the Pacific Fur Company's ship Tonquin intentionally detonate a powder magazine on the ship, destroying it and killing about 100 attackers.
1795
French Revolutionary Wars: In what became known as Cornwallis's Retreat, a British Royal Navy squadron led by Vice Admiral William Cornwallis strongly resists a much larger French Navy force and withdraws largely intact, setting up the French Navy defeat at the Battle of Groix six days later.
1779
Spain declares war on the Kingdom of Great Britain, and the Great Siege of Gibraltar begins.
1774
Foundation of Harrodsburg, Kentucky.
1755
French and Indian War: The French surrender Fort Beauséjour to the British, leading to the expulsion of the Acadians.
1746
War of the Austrian Succession: Austria and Sardinia defeat a Franco-Spanish army at the Battle of Piacenza.
1745
War of the Austrian Succession: New England colonial troops under the command of William Pepperrell capture the Fortress of Louisbourg in Louisbourg, New France (Old Style date).
1586
Mary, Queen of Scots, recognizes Philip II of Spain as her heir and successor.
1487
Battle of Stoke Field, the final engagement of the Wars of the Roses.
1407
Ming-Hồ War: Retired King Hồ Quý Ly and his son King Hồ Hán Thương of Hồ dynasty are captured by the Ming armies.
632
Yazdegerd III ascends to the throne as king (shah) of the Persian Empire. He becomes the last ruler of the Sasanian dynasty (modern Iran).
363
Emperor Julian marches back up the Tigris and burns his fleet of supply ships. During the withdrawal Roman forces suffered several attacks from the Persians.

Births On This Day

1995
Euan Aitken, Australian rugby league player
1995
Aleksandr Aksyonov, Russian footballer
1995
Joseph Schooling, Singaporean swimmer
1995
Akira Ioane, New Zealand rugby Union player
1994
Grete-Lilijane Küppas, Estonian footballer
1994
Rezar, Albanian professional wrestler
1993
Park Bo-gum, South Korean actor
1992
Vladimir Morozov, Russian swimmer
1991
Joe McElderry, English singer-songwriter
1991
Matt Moylan, Australian rugby league player
1988
Keshia Chante, Canadian singer
1988
Jermaine Gresham, American football player
1987
Diana DeGarmo, American singer-songwriter and actress
1987
Per Ciljan Skjelbred, Norwegian footballer
1987
Christian Tshimanga Kabeya, Belgian footballer
1986
Rodrigo Defendi, Brazilian footballer
1986
Urby Emanuelson, Dutch footballer
1986
Fernando Muslera, Uruguayan footballer
1984
Rick Nash, Canadian ice hockey player
1984
Dan Ryckert, American writer and entertainer
1984
Steven Whittaker, Scottish footballer
1983
Armend Dallku, Albanian footballer
1982
May Andersen, Danish model and actress
1982
Missy Peregrym, Canadian model and actress
1981
Benjamin Becker, German tennis player
1981
Kevin Bieksa, Canadian ice hockey player
1981
Alexandre Giroux, Canadian ice hockey player
1981
Ola Kvernberg, Norwegian violinist
1981
Miguel Villalta, Peruvian footballer
1980
Brandon Armstrong, American basketball player
1980
Phil Christophers, German-English rugby player
1980
Henry Perenara, New Zealand rugby league player and referee
1980
Martin Stranzl, Austrian footballer
1980
Joey Yung, Hong Kong singer
1978
Daniel Brühl, Spanish-German actor
1978
Dainius Zubrus, Lithuanian ice hockey player
1978
Fish Leong, Malaysian singer
1977
Craig Fitzgibbon, Australian rugby league player and coach
1977
Duncan Hames, English accountant and politician
1977
Kerry Wood, American baseball player
1975
Anthony Carter, American basketball player and coach
1974
Glenicia James, Saint Lucian cricketer
1973
Eddie Cibrian, American actor
1972
Kiko Loureiro, Brazilian guitarist
1971
Tupac Shakur, American rapper and producer (d. 1996)
1970
Younus AlGohar, Pakistani poet and academic, co-founded Messiah Foundation International
1970
Clifton Collins Jr., American actor
1970
Cobi Jones, American soccer player and manager
1970
Phil Mickelson, American golfer
1969
Shami Chakrabarti, English lawyer and academic
1969
Mark Crossley, English-Welsh footballer and manager
1968
Adam Schmitt, American singer-songwriter, musician, and producer
1967
Charalambos Andreou, Cypriot footballer
1967
Jürgen Klopp, German footballer and manager
1966
Mark Occhilupo, Australian surfer
1966
Olivier Roumat, French rugby player
1966
Phil Vischer, American voice actor, director, producer, and screenwriter, co-created VeggieTales
1966
Jan Železný, Czech javelin thrower and coach
1965
Michael Richard Lynch, Irish computer scientist and entrepreneur; co-founded HP Autonomy
1965
Richard Madaleno, American politician
1964
Danny Burstein, American actor and singer
1963
The Sandman, American wrestler
1962
Wally Joyner, American baseball player and coach
1962
Arnold Vosloo, South African-American actor
1962
Anthony Wong, Hong Kong singer
1961
Can Dündar, Turkish journalist and author
1961
Robbie Kerr, Australian cricketer
1961
Steve Larmer, Canadian ice hockey player
1961
Margus Metstak, Estonian basketball player and coach
1960
Peter Sterling, Australian rugby league player and sportscaster
1959
The Ultimate Warrior, American wrestler (d. 2014)
1958
Darrell Griffith, American basketball player
1958
Ulrike Tauber, German swimmer
1958
Warren Rodwell, Australian soldier, educator and musician
1957
Ian Buchanan, Scottish-American actor
1957
Leeona Dorrian, Lady Dorrian, Scottish lawyer and judge
1955
Grete Faremo, Norwegian politician, Norwegian Minister of Defence
1955
Laurie Metcalf, American actress
1955
Artemy Troitsky, Russian journalist and critic
1954
Matthew Saad Muhammad, American boxer and trainer (d. 2014)
1954
Garry Roberts, Irish guitarist
1953
Valerie Mahaffey, American actress
1953
Ian Mosley, English drummer
1952
George Papandreou, Greek sociologist and politician, 182nd Prime Minister of Greece
1952
Gino Vannelli, Canadian singer-songwriter
1951
Charlie Dominici, American singer and guitarist
1951
Roberto Durán, Panamanian boxer
1950
Mithun Chakraborty, Indian actor and politician
1950
Michel Clair, Canadian lawyer and politician
1950
Jerry Petrowski, American politician and farmer
1949
Paulo Cézar Caju, Brazilian footballer
1949
Ralph Mann, American hurdler and author
1948
Ron LeFlore, American baseball player and manager
1947
Tom Malone, American trombonist, composer, and producer
1947
Buddy Roberts, American wrestler (d. 2012)
1947
Al Cowlings, American ex-NFL player and close friend of O.J. Simpson and Nicole Brown Simpson
1947
Tom Wyner, English-American voice actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1946
Rick Adelman, American basketball player and coach
1946
John Astor, 3rd Baron Astor of Hever, English businessman and politician
1946
Karen Dunnell, English statistician and academic
1946
Tom Harrell, American trumpet player and composer
1946
Neil MacGregor, Scottish historian and curator
1946
Iain Matthews, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
1946
Jodi Rell, American politician, 87th Governor of Connecticut
1946
Mark Ritts, American actor, puppeteer, and producer (d. 2009)
1946
Derek Sanderson, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster
1946
Simon Williams, English actor and playwright
1945
Claire Alexander, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1945
Lucienne Robillard, Canadian social worker and politician, 59th Secretary of State for Canada
1944
Henri Richelet, French painter and etcher
1942
Giacomo Agostini, Italian motorcycle racer and manager
1942
Eddie Levert, American R&B/soul singer-songwriter, musician, and actor
1941
Rosalind Baker, Australian author
1941
Lamont Dozier, American songwriter and producer
1941
Tommy Horton, English golfer
1941
Mumtaz Hamid Rao, Pakistani journalist (d. 2011)
1940
Māris Čaklais, Latvian poet, writer, and journalist (d. 2003)
1940
Neil Goldschmidt, American lawyer and politician, 33rd Governor of Oregon
1939
Billy "Crash" Craddock, American singer-songwriter
1938
Thomas Boyd-Carpenter, English general
1938
Torgny Lindgren, Swedish author and poet (d. 2017)
1938
Joyce Carol Oates, American novelist, short story writer, critic, and poet
1937
Simeon Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, Bulgarian politician, 48th Prime Minister of Bulgaria
1937
Erich Segal, American author and screenwriter (d. 2010)
1935
Jim Dine, American painter and illustrator
1934
Eileen Atkins, English actress and screenwriter
1934
Roger Neilson, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 2003)
1930
Vilmos Zsigmond, Hungarian-American cinematographer and producer (d. 2016)
1929
Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Emir of Kuwait
1927
Tom Graveney, English cricketer and sportscaster (d. 2015)
1927
Herbert Lichtenfeld, German author and screenwriter (d. 2001)
1927
Ariano Suassuna, Brazilian author and playwright (d. 2014)
1926
Efraín Ríos Montt, Guatemalan general and politician, 26th President of Guatemala (d. 2018)
1925
Jean d'Ormesson, French journalist and author (d. 2017)
1925
Otto Muehl, Austrian-Portuguese painter and director (d. 2013)
1924
Faith Domergue, American actress (d. 1999)
1923
Ron Flockhart, Scottish race car driver (d. 1962)
1922
Ilmar Kullam, Estonian basketball player and coach (d. 2011)
1920
John Howard Griffin, American journalist and author (d. 1980)
1920
Isabelle Holland, Swiss-American author (d. 2002)
1920
Raymond Lemieux, Canadian chemist and academic (d. 2002)
1920
José López Portillo, Mexican lawyer and politician, 31st President of Mexico (d. 2004)
1917
Phaedon Gizikis, Greek general and politician, President of Greece (d. 1999)
1917
Katharine Graham, American publisher (d. 2001)
1917
Aurelio Lampredi, Italian automobile and aircraft engine designer (d. 1989)
1917
Irving Penn, American photographer (d. 2009)
1915
John Tukey, American mathematician and academic (d. 2000)
1915
Marga Faulstich, German glass chemist (d. 1998)
1914
Eleanor Sokoloff, American pianist and teacher
1912
Albert Chartier, Canadian illustrator (d. 2004)
1912
Enoch Powell, English soldier and politician, Secretary of State for Health (d. 1998)
1910
Juan Velasco Alvarado, Peruvian general and politician, 1st President of Peru (d. 1977)
1909
Archie Carr, American ecologist and zoologist (d. 1987)
1907
Jack Albertson, American actor (d. 1981)
1906
Alan Fairfax, Australian cricketer (d. 1955)
1902
Barbara McClintock, American geneticist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1992)
1902
George Gaylord Simpson, American paleontologist and author (d. 1984)
1899
Helen Traubel, American operatic soprano (d. 1972)
1897
Georg Wittig, German chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1987)
1896
Murray Leinster, American author and screenwriter (d. 1976)
1890
Stan Laurel, English actor and comedian (d. 1965)
1888
Alexander Friedmann, Russian physicist and mathematician (d. 1925)
1888
Peter Stoner, American mathematician and astronomer (d. 1980)
1885
Erich Jacoby, Estonian-Polish architect (d. 1941)
1882
Mohammad Mosaddegh, Iranian educator and politician, 60th Prime Minister of Iran (d. 1967)
1880
Otto Eisenschiml, Austrian-American chemist and author (d. 1963)
1874
Arthur Meighen, Canadian lawyer and politician, 9th Prime Minister of Canada (d. 1960)
1866
Germanos Karavangelis, Greek-Austrian metropolitan (d. 1935)
1858
Gustaf V of Sweden (d. 1950)
1857
Arthur Arz von Straußenburg, Austrian-Hungarian general (d. 1935)
1850
Max Delbrück, German chemist and academic (d. 1919)
1840
Ernst Otto Schlick, German engineer and author (d. 1913)
1838
Frederic Archer, English organist, composer, and conductor (d. 1901)
1838
Cushman Kellogg Davis, American lieutenant and politician, 7th Governor of Minnesota (d. 1900)
1837
Ernst Laas, German philosopher and academic (d. 1885)
1836
Wesley Merritt, American general and politician, Military Governor of the Philippines (d. 1910)
1829
Geronimo, American tribal leader (d. 1909)
1826
Constantin von Ettingshausen, Austrian geologist and botanist (d. 1897)
1821
Old Tom Morris, Scottish golfer and architect (d. 1908)
1820
Athanase Josué Coquerel, Dutch-French preacher and theologian (d. 1875)
1813
Otto Jahn, German archaeologist and philologist (d. 1869)
1806
Edward Davy, English physician and chemist (d. 1885)
1801
Julius Plücker, German mathematician and physicist (d. 1868)
1792
John Linnell, English painter and engraver (d. 1882)
1754
Salawat Yulayev, Russian poet (d. 1800)
1738
Mary Katherine Goddard, American publisher (d. 1816)
1723
Adam Smith, Scottish philosopher and economist (d. 1790)
1713
Meshech Weare, American farmer, lawyer, and politician, 1st Governor of New Hampshire (d. 1786)
1653
James Bertie, 1st Earl of Abingdon, English nobleman (d. 1699)
1644
Henrietta Anne Stuart, Princess of Scotland, England and Ireland (d. 1670)
1633
Jean de Thévenot, French linguist and botanist (d. 1667)
1625
Samuel Chappuzeau, French scholar (d. 1701)
1613
John Cleveland, English poet and educator (d. 1658)
1606
Arthur Chichester, 1st Earl of Donegall, Irish soldier and politician (d. 1675)
1591
Joseph Solomon Delmedigo, Greek-Italian physician, mathematician, and theorist (d. 1655)
1583
Axel Oxenstierna, Swedish politician, Lord High Chancellor of Sweden (d. 1654)
1514
John Cheke, English academic and politician, English Secretary of State (d. 1557)
1454
Joanna of Aragon, Queen of Naples (d. 1517)
1332
Isabella de Coucy, English daughter of Edward III of England (d. 1382)
1139
Emperor Konoe of Japan (d. 1155)

Deaths On This Day

2017
Helmut Kohl, German politician, 6th Chancellor of Germany (b. 1930)
2016
Jo Cox, English political activist and MP (b. 1974)
2015
Charles Correa, Indian architect and urban planner (b. 1930)
2015
Jean Vautrin, French director, screenwriter, and critic (b. 1933)
2014
Tony Gwynn, American baseball player and coach (b. 1960)
2014
Cándido Muatetema Rivas, Equatoguinean politician and diplomat, Prime Minister of Equatorial Guinea (b. 1960)
2013
Sam Farber, American businessman, co-founded OXO (b. 1924)
2013
Hans Hass, Austrian biologist and diver (b. 1919)
2013
Khondakar Ashraf Hossain, Bangladesh poet and academic (b. 1950)
2013
Norman Ian MacKenzie, English journalist and author (b. 1921)
2013
Ottmar Walter, German footballer (b. 1924)
2012
Nils Karlsson, Swedish skier (b. 1917)
2012
Jorge Lankenau, Mexican banker and businessman (b. 1944)
2012
Sławomir Petelicki, Polish general (b. 1946)
2012
Susan Tyrrell, American actress (b. 1945)
2011
Östen Mäkitalo, Swedish engineer and academic (b. 1938)
2010
Marc Bazin, Haitian lawyer and politician, 49th President of Haiti (b. 1932)
2010
Maureen Forrester, Canadian singer and academic (b. 1930)
2010
Ronald Neame, English director, producer, cinematographer, and screenwriter (b. 1911)
2008
Mario Rigoni Stern, Italian soldier and author (b. 1921)
2005
Enrique Laguerre, Puerto Rican-American author and critic (b. 1906)
2004
Thanom Kittikachorn, Thai field marshal and politician, 10th Prime Minister of Thailand (b. 1911)
2004
Jacques Miquelon, Canadian lawyer and judge (b. 1911)
2003
Pierre Bourgault, Canadian journalist and politician (b. 1934)
2003
Georg Henrik von Wright, Finnish-Swedish philosopher and author (b. 1916)
1999
Screaming Lord Sutch, English singer and activist (b. 1940)
1998
Fred Wacker, American race car driver and engineer (b. 1918)
1997
Dal Stivens, Australian soldier and author (b. 1911)
1996
Mel Allen, American sportscaster and game show host (b. 1913)
1994
Kristen Pfaff, American bass player and songwriter (b. 1967)
1993
Lindsay Hassett, Australian cricketer and soldier (b. 1913)
1988
Miguel Piñero, Puerto Rican-American actor and playwright (b. 1946)
1987
Marguerite de Angeli, American author and illustrator (b. 1889)
1986
Maurice Duruflé, French organist and composer (b. 1902)
1984
Lew Andreas, American football player and coach (b. 1895)
1984
Erni Krusten, Estonian author and poet (b. 1900)
1982
James Honeyman-Scott, English guitarist and songwriter (b. 1956)
1981
Thomas Playford IV, Australian politician, 33rd Premier of South Australia (b. 1896)
1979
Ignatius Kutu Acheampong, Ghanaian general and politician, 6th Head of state of Ghana (b. 1931)
1979
Nicholas Ray, American actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1911)
1977
Wernher von Braun, German-American physicist and engineer (b. 1912)
1974
Amalie Sara Colquhoun, Australian landscape and portrait painter (b. 1894)
1971
John Reith, 1st Baron Reith, Scottish broadcaster, co-founded BBC (b. 1889)
1970
Sydney Chapman, English mathematician and geophysicist (b. 1888)
1970
Brian Piccolo, American football player (b. 1943)
1969
Harold Alexander, 1st Earl Alexander of Tunis, English field marshal and politician, 17th Governor General of Canada (b. 1891)
1967
Reginald Denny, English actor (b. 1891)
1961
Marcel Junod, Swiss physician and anesthesiologist (b. 1904)
1959
George Reeves, American actor and director (b. 1914)
1958
Pál Maléter, Hungarian general and politician, Minister of Defence of Hungary (b. 1917)
1958
Imre Nagy, Hungarian politician, 3rd Prime Minister of Hungary (b. 1895)
1955
Ozias Leduc, Canadian painter (b. 1864)
1953
Margaret Bondfield, English politician, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (b. 1873)
1952
Andrew Lawson, Scottish-American geologist and academic (b. 1861)
1946
Gordon Brewster, Irish cartoonist (b 1889)
1945
Aris Velouchiotis, Greek general (b. 1905)
1944
Marc Bloch, French historian and academic (b. 1886)
1940
DuBose Heyward, American author (b. 1885)
1939
Chick Webb, American drummer and bandleader (b. 1905)
1930
Ezra Fitch, American lawyer and businessman, co-founded Abercrombie & Fitch (b. 1866)
1930
Elmer Ambrose Sperry, American inventor, co-invented the gyrocompass (b. 1860)
1929
Bramwell Booth, English 2nd General of The Salvation Army (b. 1856)
1929
Vernon Louis Parrington, American historian and scholar (b. 1871)
1925
Chittaranjan Das, Indian lawyer and politician (b. 1870)
1902
Ernst Schröder, German mathematician and academic (b. 1841)
1886
Alexander Stuart, Scottish-Australian politician, 9th Premier of New South Wales (b. 1824)
1885
Wilhelm Camphausen, German painter and academic (b. 1818)
1881
Josiah Mason, English businessman and philanthropist (b. 1795)
1878
Crawford Long, American surgeon and pharmacist (b. 1815)
1878
Kikuchi Yōsai, Japanese painter (b. 1781)
1872
Norman MacLeod, Scottish minister and author (b. 1812)
1869
Charles Sturt, Indian-English botanist and explorer (b. 1795)
1862
Hidenoyama Raigorō, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 9th Yokozuna (b. 1808)
1858
John Snow, English epidemiologist and physician (b. 1813)
1850
William Lawson, English-Australian explorer and politician (b. 1774)
1849
Wilhelm Martin Leberecht de Wette, German theologian and scholar (b. 1780)
1824
Charles-François Lebrun, duc de Plaisance, French lawyer and politician (b. 1739)
1804
Johann Adam Hiller, German composer and conductor (b. 1728)
1779
Sir Francis Bernard, 1st Baronet, English lawyer and politician, Governor of the Province of Massachusetts Bay (b. 1712)
1777
Jean-Baptiste-Louis Gresset, French poet and playwright (b. 1709)
1762
Anne Russell, Countess of Jersey (formerly Duchess of Bedford) (b. c.1705)
1752
Joseph Butler, English bishop and philosopher (b. 1692)
1743
Louise-Françoise de Bourbon, eldest daughter of King Louis XIV of France (b. 1673)
1722
John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough, English general and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Oxfordshire (b. 1650)
1666
Sir Richard Fanshawe, 1st Baronet, English poet and diplomat, English Ambassador to Spain (b. 1608)
1626
Christian, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg-Wolfenbüttel, German Protestant military leader (b. 1599)
1622
Alexander Seton, 1st Earl of Dunfermline, Scottish lawyer, judge, and politician, Lord Chancellor of Scotland (b. 1555)
1540
Konrad von Thüngen, German nobleman (b. c. 1466)
1487
John de la Pole, 1st Earl of Lincoln (b. c. 1463)
1468
Jean Le Fèvre de Saint-Remy, Burgundian historian and author (b. 1395)
1424
Johannes Ambundii, archbishop of Riga
1397
Philip of Artois, Count of Eu, French soldier (b. 1358)
1361
Johannes Tauler, German mystic theologian
1332
Adam de Brome, founder of Oriel College, Oxford
1286
Hugh de Balsham, English bishop
1185
Richeza of Poland, queen of León (b. c. 1140)
956
Hugh the Great, Frankish nobleman (b. 898)
924
Li Cunshen, general of Later Tang (b. 862)
840
Rorgon I, Frankish nobleman (or 839)

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