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On This Day in History:  June 21

June 21 is the 172nd day of the year (173rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 193 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2019
Court rejects Colorado man's claim to full $4.8M lottery jackpot he unwittingly split with scammers. Even though Amir Massihzadeh of Boulder, Colorado, was the only legitimate winner of a Colorado Lotto jackpot worth $4.8 million in 2005, he's not eligible to claim the full winnings, the Colorado Court of Appeals ruled in a decision released Thursday.
2019
$1 million Mega Millions ticket sold in North Texas set to expire. The Texas Lottery announced Thursday that a winning Mega Millions ticket worth $1 million remains unclaimed after its January 1, 2019 drawing. And the time to claim it is about to expire.
2017
Oklahoma Lottery revamping after lawmakers pass legislation to increase prizes. The Oklahoma Lottery is revamping its products and marketing strategy in light of a recent law change removing the requirement that 35 percent of its profits go to education.
2016
Online sales fuel increase in Michigan Lottery revenue. Since it began in Michigan last Thanksgiving, Internet lottery sales have mushroomed along with the number of players using their smartphones and personal computers to play.
2016
New logo for Iowa Lottery. The Iowa Lottery unveiled a new logo Monday to celebrate more than 40 years in business.
2013
Va. Beach couple buys 5 winning lottery tickets, wins $500,000. A Virginia Beach couple quintupled their lottery winnings after they bought not one, but five tickets with the same winning numbers.
2013
New Jersey Lottery signs 15-year deal with Northstar NJ. Scientific Games Corporation today announced that Northstar New Jersey Lottery Group, LLC ("Northstar NJ") has signed a long-term agreement to provide marketing, sales and other services to the New Jersey Lottery.
2012
Quaker Oats workers claim $241 million Powerball jackpot. Winners of a $241 million Powerball jackpot, the largest ever won by an Iowa Lottery player, claimed their prize Wednesday in Des Moines, but they refused to identify themselves.
2011
S.C. man almost threw away winning lottery ticket. A lottery player from Rock Hill, South Carolina, almost threw away a lottery ticket worth $200,000.
2006
Calif. Mega Millions lottery winner claims prize. The winner of the $34 million Mega Millions jackpot has stepped forward.
2005
Scientific Games Hires Former GTECH President. In a move designed to broaden the company's management team to take advantage of future growth opportunities, Scientific Games appointed Michael Chambrello president and chief operating officer.
2005
Texas lottery board charges bingo machine supplier fixed prices. A bingo machine supplier has been charged with fixing prices and selling its products directly to charities, according to state records and public filings.
2005
Iowa woman wins $100K Powerball lottery prize. Linda Bauler and her family won $100,000 in the May 28 Powerball drawing.
2004
Are Computerized Lottery Drawings Truly Random?. Some people for whom playing the lottery is an exercise in mathematics and law of probabilities said they no longer play the Hoosier Lottery because they suspect "randomly selected" winning numbers aren't truly random.
2004
Single Florida Lotto ticket wins $6 million jackpot. One player matched all six winning numbers in Saturday night's Florida Lotto drawing, winning an estimated $6 million jackpot, the Florida Lottery officials said Sunday.
2004
Drive-up lottery store opens. There's no fuzzy intercom, and you can't "super size" it, but a new drive-through dedicated almost entirely to selling lottery tickets has popped up near the N.C. state line.
2004
Single ticket wins $145M Texas lottery. There was one winning ticket sold in Saturday night's record-setting $145 million Lotto Texas drawing, lottery officials said.
2004
Employees hope to get a share of Texas Lotto win. Employees at the downtown El Paso gas station that sold Saturday's winning Texas Lottery ticket are anxiously awaiting to hear if they will get a cut from the share of the winnings given to the vendor.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$333 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jun 21, 2016
2.€166 Million
US$218.51 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jun 21, 2013
3.€173.8 Million
US$197.77 Million
Draw Date
Jun 22, 2019
4.$192 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jun 22, 2018
5.$184 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 22, 2016
6.$150 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jun 22, 2004
7.€101 Million
US$145.17 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jun 21, 2011
8.$134 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jun 23, 2017
9.$127 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 22, 2013
10.€97.42 Million
US$109.94 Million
Draw Date
Jun 21, 2016
11.$108 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 22, 2019
12.€90 Million
US$104.85 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Jun 22, 2018
13.$97 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 23, 2010
14.$95 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 21, 2003
15.€59 Million
US$92.95 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jun 27, 2008
16.$89 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 23, 2007
17.$88 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 23, 1999
18.€73 Million
US$81.64 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jun 23, 2017
19.$76 Million
California
SuperLotto Plus
Draw Date
Jun 21, 2006
20.$70 Million
Draw Date
Jun 22, 2002
21.$68 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jun 23, 2009
22.€60.6 Million
US$67.61 Million
Draw Date
Jun 22, 2017
23.$66 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jun 22, 2007
24.$64 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 21, 2017
24.$64 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jun 21, 2011

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1984
Thursday, Jun 21, 1984
36 years old
1979
Thursday, Jun 21, 1979
41 years old
1974
Friday, Jun 21, 1974
46 years old
1974
Friday, Jun 21, 1974
46 years old
1971
Monday, Jun 21, 1971
49 years old
1971
Monday, Jun 21, 1971
49 years old
1968
Friday, Jun 21, 1968
52 years old
1963
Friday, Jun 21, 1963
57 years old
1962
Thursday, Jun 21, 1962
58 years old
1961
Wednesday, Jun 21, 1961
59 years old
1960
Tuesday, Jun 21, 1960
60 years old
1959
Sunday, Jun 21, 1959
61 years old
1948
Monday, Jun 21, 1948
72 years old
1946
Friday, Jun 21, 1946
74 years old
1941
Saturday, Jun 21, 1941
79 years old
(year not provided)
(year not provided)
(year not provided)

Worldwide Events On This Day

2012
A boat carrying more than 200 migrants capsized in the Indian Ocean between the Indonesian island of Java and Christmas Island, killing 17 people and leaving 70 others missing.
2009
Greenland assumes self-rule.
2006
Pluto's newly discovered moons are officially named Nix and Hydra.
2005
Edgar Ray Killen, who had previously been unsuccessfully tried for the murders of James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Mickey Schwerner, is convicted of manslaughter 41 years afterwards (the case had been reopened in 2004).
2004
SpaceShipOne becomes the first privately funded spaceplane to achieve spaceflight.
2001
A federal grand jury in Alexandria, Virginia, indicts 13 Saudis and a Lebanese in the 1996 bombing of the Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia that killed 19 American servicemen.
2000
Section 28 (of the Local Government Act 1988), outlawing the 'promotion' of homosexuality in the United Kingdom, is repealed in Scotland with a 99 to 17 vote.
1989
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Texas v. Johnson that American flag-burning was a form of political protest protected by the First Amendment.
1982
John Hinckley is found not guilty by reason of insanity for the attempted assassination of U.S. President Ronald Reagan.
1978
The original production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical, Evita, based on the life of Eva Perón, opened at the Prince Edward Theatre, London.
1973
In handing down the decision in Miller v. California 413 US 15, the Supreme Court of the United States establishes the Miller test for obscenity in U.S. law.
1970
Penn Central declares Section 77 bankruptcy, largest ever US corporate bankruptcy up to this date.
1964
Three civil rights workers, Andrew Goodman, James Chaney and Mickey Schwerner, are murdered in Neshoba County, Mississippi, United States, by members of the Ku Klux Klan.
1963
Cardinal Giovanni Battista Montini is elected as Pope Paul VI.
1957
Ellen Fairclough is sworn in as Canada's first female Cabinet Minister.
1952
The Philippine School of Commerce, through a republic act, is converted to Philippine College of Commerce, later to be the Polytechnic University of the Philippines.
1945
World War II: The Battle of Okinawa ends when the organized resistance of Imperial Japanese Army forces collapses in the Mabuni area on the southern tip of the main island.
1942
World War II: Tobruk falls to Italian and German forces.
1942
World War II: A Japanese submarine surfaces near the Columbia River in Oregon, firing 17 shells at Fort Stevens in one of only a handful of attacks by Japan against the United States mainland.
1940
The first successful west-to-east navigation of Northwest Passage begins at Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
1940
World War II: Italy begins an unsuccessful invasion of France.
1930
One-year conscription comes into force in France.
1929
An agreement brokered by U.S. Ambassador Dwight Whitney Morrow ends the Cristero War in Mexico.
1919
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police fire a volley into a crowd of unemployed war veterans, killing two, during the Winnipeg general strike.
1919
Admiral Ludwig von Reuterscuttles the German fleet at Scapa Flow, Orkney. The nine sailors killed are the last casualties of World War I.
1915
The U.S. Supreme Court hands down its decision in Guinn v. United States 238 US 347 1915, striking down Oklahomagrandfather clause legislation which had the effect of denying the right to vote to blacks.
1900
Boxer Rebellion. China formally declares war on the United States, Britain, Germany, France and Japan, as an edict issued from the Empress Dowager Cixi.
1898
The United States captures Guam from Spain.
1864
American Civil War: The Battle of Jerusalem Plank Road begins.
1848
In the Wallachian Revolution, Ion Heliade Rădulescu and Christian Tell issue the Proclamation of Islaz and create a new republican government.
1826
Maniots defeat Egyptians under Ibrahim Pasha in the Battle of Vergas.
1824
Greek War of Independence: Egyptian forces capture Psara in the Aegean Sea.
1813
Peninsular War: Wellington defeats Joseph Bonaparte at the Battle of Vitoria.
1798
Irish Rebellion of 1798: The British Army defeats Irish rebels at the Battle of Vinegar Hill.
1791
King Louis XVI of France and his immediate family begin the Flight to Varennes during the French Revolution.
1788
New Hampshire ratifies the Constitution of the United States and is admitted as the ninth state in the United States.
1768
James Otis, Jr. offends the King and Parliament in a speech to the Massachusetts General Court.
1749
Halifax, Nova Scotia, is founded.
1734
In Montreal in New France, a slave known by the French name of Marie-Joseph Angélique is put to death, having been convicted of setting the fire that destroyed much of the city.
1621
Execution of 27 Czech noblemen on the Old Town Square in Prague as a consequence of the Battle of White Mountain.
1582
Sengoku period: Oda Nobunaga, the most powerful of the Japanese daimyōs, was forced to commit suicide by his own general Akechi Mitsuhide.
1529
French forces are driven out of northern Italy by Spain at the Battle of Landriano during the War of the League of Cognac.
1307
Külüg Khan is enthroned as Khagan of the Mongols and Wuzong of the Yuan.
533
A Byzantine expeditionary fleet under Belisarius sails from Constantinople to attack the Vandals in Africa, via Greece and Sicily.

Births On This Day

1997
Rebecca Black, American singer-songwriter
1997
Derrius Guice, American football player
1996
Tyrone May, Australian rugby league player
1994
Başak Eraydın, Turkish tennis player
1992
MAX, American singer, songwriter, actor, dancer and model
1991
Gaël Kakuta, French footballer
1990
Ričardas Berankis, Lithuanian tennis player
1990
François Moubandje, Swiss footballer
1990
Håvard Nordtveit, Norwegian footballer
1989
Abubaker Kaki, Sudanese runner
1988
Allyssa DeHaan, American basketball and volleyball player
1988
Paolo Tornaghi, Italian footballer
1988
Thaddeus Young, American basketball player
1987
Pablo Barrera, Mexican footballer
1987
Sebastian Prödl, Austrian footballer
1987
Dale Thomas, Australian footballer
1986
Kathleen O'Kelly-Kennedy, Australian wheelchair basketball player
1986
Hideaki Wakui, Japanese baseball player
1985
Lana Del Rey, American singer-songwriter
1985
Sentayehu Ejigu, Ethiopian runner
1985
Byron Schammer, Australian footballer
1983
Edward Snowden, American activist and academic
1982
Lee Dae-ho, South Korean baseball player
1982
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge
1982
Jussie Smollett, American actor and singer
1981
Yann Danis, Canadian ice hockey player
1981
Garrett Jones, American baseball player
1981
Brandon Flowers, American singer-songwriter
1981
Brad Walker, American pole vaulter
1980
Michael Crocker, Australian rugby league player and sportscaster
1980
Łukasz Cyborowski, Polish chess player
1980
Richard Jefferson, American basketball player
1980
Sendy Rleal, Dominican baseball player
1979
Kostas Katsouranis, Greek footballer
1979
Chris Pratt, American Actor
1978
Matt Kuchar, American golfer
1978
Cristiano Lupatelli, Italian footballer
1978
Dejan Ognjanović, Montenegrin footballer
1977
Michael Gomez, Irish boxer
1977
Al Wilson, American football player
1976
Shelley Craft, Australian television host
1976
Mike Einziger, American guitarist and songwriter
1976
Nigel Lappin, Australian footballer and coach
1975
Brian Simmons, American football player
1974
Rob Kelly, American football player
1974
Craig Lowndes, Australian race car driver
1974
Flavio Roma, Italian footballer
1973
Juliette Lewis, American actress and singer-songwriter
1973
John Mitchell, English guitarist, vocalist and songwriter
1972
Nobuharu Asahara, Japanese sprinter and long jumper
1972
Neil Doak, Northern Irish cricketer and rugby player
1972
Irene van Dyk, South African-New Zealand netball player
1971
Tyronne Drakeford, American football player
1970
Eric Reed, American pianist and composer
1968
Sonique, English singer-songwriter and DJ
1967
Jim Breuer, American comedian, actor, and producer
1967
Derrick Coleman, American basketball player and sportscaster
1967
Pierre Omidyar, French-American businessman, founded eBay
1967
Carrie Preston, American actress, director, and producer
1967
Yingluck Shinawatra, Thai businesswoman and politician, 28th Prime Minister of Thailand
1966
Gretchen Carlson, American model and television journalist, Miss America 1989
1965
David Beerling, English biologist and academic
1965
Yang Liwei, Chinese general, pilot, and astronaut
1965
Ewen McKenzie, Australian rugby player and coach
1965
Lana Wachowski, American director, producer, and screenwriter
1964
David Morrissey, English actor and director
1964
Dimitris Papaioannou, Greek director and choreographer
1964
Dean Saunders, Welsh footballer and manager
1964
Doug Savant, American actor
1963
Dario Marianelli, Italian pianist and composer
1963
Mike Sherrard, American football player
1962
Viktor Tsoi, Russian singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1990)
1961
Manu Chao, French singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1961
Sascha Konietzko, German keyboard player and producer
1961
Joko Widodo, Indonesian businessman and politician, 7th President of Indonesia
1961
Kip Winger, American rock singer-songwriter and musician
1961
Iztok Mlakar, Slovenian actor and singer-songwriter
1960
Kate Brown, American politician, 38th Governor of Oregon
1960
Karl Erjavec, Slovenian politician
1959
John Baron, English captain and politician
1959
Tom Chambers, American basketball player and sportscaster
1959
Marcella Detroit, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1959
Kathy Mattea, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1958
Víctor Montoya, Bolivian journalist and author
1958
Gennady Padalka, Russian colonel, pilot, and astronaut
1957
Berkeley Breathed, American author and illustrator
1957
Luis Antonio Tagle, Filipino cardinal
1955
Tim Bray, Canadian software developer and businessman
1955
Michel Platini, French footballer and manager
1954
Mar Gudmundsson, Icelandic economist
1954
Mark Kimmitt, American general and politician, 16th Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs
1954
Robert Menasse, Austrian author and academic
1953
Benazir Bhutto, Pakistani financier and politician, 11th Prime Minister of Pakistan (d. 2007)
1952
Judith Bingham, English singer-songwriter
1952
Jeremy Coney, New Zealand cricketer and sportscaster
1952
Patrick Dunleavy, English political scientist and academic
1952
Kōichi Mashimo, Japanese director and screenwriter
1951
Jim Douglas, American academic and politician, 80th Governor of Vermont
1951
Terence Etherton, English lawyer and judge
1951
Alan Hudson, English footballer
1951
Nils Lofgren, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1951
Lenore Manderson, Australian anthropologist and academic
1951
Mona-Lisa Pursiainen, Finnish sprinter (d. 2000)
1950
Anne Carson, Canadian poet and academic
1950
Joey Kramer, American rock drummer and songwriter (Aerosmith)
1950
Enn Reitel, Scottish actor and screenwriter
1950
Trygve Thue, Norwegian guitarist and record producer
1950
John Paul Young, Scottish-Australian singer-songwriter
1949
John Agard, Guyanese-English author, poet, and playwright
1949
Derek Emslie, Lord Kingarth, Scottish lawyer and judge
1948
Jovan Aćimović, Serbian footballer and manager
1948
Ian McEwan, British novelist and screenwriter
1948
Andrzej Sapkowski, Polish author and translator
1948
Philippe Sarde, French composer and conductor
1947
Meredith Baxter, American actress
1947
Shirin Ebadi, Iranian lawyer, judge, and activist, Nobel Prize laureate
1947
Michael Gross, American actor
1947
Joey Molland, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
1947
Wade Phillips, American football coach
1947
Fernando Savater, Spanish philosopher and author
1946
Per Eklund, Swedish race car driver
1946
Kate Hoey, Northern Irish-British academic and politician, Minister for Sport and the Olympics
1946
Brenda Holloway, American singer-songwriter
1946
Trond Kirkvaag, Norwegian actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2007)
1946
Malcolm Rifkind, Scottish lawyer and politician, Secretary of State for Scotland
1946
Maurice Saatchi, Baron Saatchi, Iraqi-British businessman, founded M&C Saatchi and Saatchi & Saatchi
1945
Robert Dewar, English-American computer scientist and academic (d. 2015)
1945
Adam Zagajewski, Polish author and poet
1944
Ray Davies, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
1944
Tony Scott, English-American director and producer (d. 2012)
1943
Eumir Deodato, Brazilian pianist, composer, and producer
1943
Diane Marleau, Canadian accountant and politician, Canadian Minister of Health (d. 2013)
1943
Brian Sternberg, American pole vaulter (d. 2013)
1942
Clive Brooke, Baron Brooke of Alverthorpe, English businessman and politician
1942
Marjorie Margolies, American journalist and politician
1942
Henry S. Taylor, American author and poet
1942
Togo D. West, Jr., American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 3rd United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs
1941
Aloysius Paul D'Souza, Indian bishop
1941
Joe Flaherty, American-Canadian actor, producer, and screenwriter
1941
Lyman Ward, Canadian actor
1940
Mariette Hartley, American actress and television personality
1940
Michael Ruse, Canadian philosopher and academic
1938
Don Black, English songwriter
1938
T. K. V. Desikachar, Indian yoga teacher (d. 2016)
1938
John W. Dower, American historian and author
1938
Michael M. Richter, German mathematician and computer scientist
1937
John Edrich, English cricketer and coach
1935
Françoise Sagan, French author and playwright (d. 2004)
1933
Bernie Kopell, American actor and comedian
1932
Bernard Ingham, English journalist and civil servant
1932
Lalo Schifrin, Argentinian pianist, composer, and conductor
1932
O.C. Smith, American R&B/jazz singer (d. 2001)
1931
Zlatko Grgić, Croatian-Canadian animator, director, and screenwriter (d. 1988)
1931
Margaret Heckler, American journalist, lawyer, and politician, 15th United States Secretary of Health and Human Services
1931
David Kushnir, Israeli Olympic long-jumper
1930
Gerald Kaufman, English journalist and politician, Shadow Foreign Secretary (d. 2017)
1930
Mike McCormack, American football player and coach (d. 2013)
1929
Alexandre Lagoya, Egyptian-Greek guitarist and composer (d. 1999)
1928
Wolfgang Haken, German-American mathematician and academic
1928
Fiorella Mari, Brazilian-Italian actress
1928
Margit Bara, Hungarian actress (d. 2016)
1927
Carl Stokes, American lawyer, politician, and diplomat, United States Ambassador to Seychelles (d. 1996)
1926
Fred Cone, American football player
1926
Conrad Hall, French-American cinematographer (d. 2003)
1925
Larisa Avdeyeva, Russian mezzo-soprano (d. 2013)
1925
Stanley Moss, American poet, publisher, and art dealer
1925
Giovanni Spadolini, Italian journalist and politician, 45th Prime Minister of Italy (d. 1994)
1925
Maureen Stapleton, American actress (d. 2006)
1924
Pontus Hultén, Swedish art collector and historian (d. 2006)
1924
Ezzatolah Entezami, Iranian actor (d. 2018)
1924
Wally Fawkes, British-Canadian jazz clarinetist and a satirical cartoonist
1924
Jean Laplanche, French psychoanalyst and academic (d. 2012)
1923
Jacques Hébert, Canadian journalist and politician (d. 2007)
1922
Joseph Ki-Zerbo, Burkinabé historian, politician and writer (d. 2006)
1921
Judy Holliday, American actress and singer (d. 1965)
1921
Jane Russell, American actress and singer (d. 2011)
1921
William Edwin Self, American actor, producer, and production manager (d. 2010)
1920
Hans Gerschwiler, Swiss figure skater (d. 2017)
1919
Antonia Mesina, Italian martyr and saint (d. 1935)
1919
Gérard Pelletier, Canadian journalist and politician (d. 1997)
1919
Vladimir Simagin, Russian chess player and coach (d. 1968)
1919
Paolo Soleri, Italian-American architect, designed the Cosanti (d. 2013)
1918
Robert A. Boyd, Canadian engineer (d. 2006)
1918
James Joll, English historian, author, and academic (d. 1994)
1918
Eddie Lopat, American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 1992)
1918
Tibor Szele, Hungarian mathematician and academic (d. 1955)
1918
Josephine Webb, American engineer
1916
Joseph Cyril Bamford, English businessman, founded J. C. Bamford (d. 2001)
1916
Tchan Fou-li, Chinese photographer (d. 2018)
1916
Herbert Friedman, American physicist and astronomer (d. 2000)
1916
Buddy O'Connor, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1977)
1915
Wilhelm Gliese, German soldier and astronomer (d. 1993)
1914
William Vickrey, Canadian-American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1996)
1913
Madihe Pannaseeha Thero, Sri Lankan monk and scholar (d. 2003)
1913
Luis Taruc, Filipino political activist (d. 2005)
1912
Kazimierz Leski, Polish pilot and engineer (d. 2000)
1912
Mary McCarthy, American novelist and critic (d. 1989)
1912
Vishnu Prabhakar, Indian author and playwright (d. 2009)
1911
Irving Fein, American producer and manager (d. 2012)
1910
Aleksandr Tvardovsky, Russian poet and author (d. 1971)
1908
William Frankena, American philosopher and academic (d. 1994)
1905
Jacques Goddet, French journalist (d. 2000)
1905
Jean-Paul Sartre, French philosopher and author (d. 1980)
1903
Hermann Engelhard, German runner and coach (d. 1984)
1903
Al Hirschfeld, American caricaturist, painter and illustrator (d. 2003)
1899
Pavel Haas, Czech composer (d. 1944)
1898
Donald C. Peattie, American botanist and author (d. 1964)
1896
Charles Momsen, American admiral, invented the Momsen lung (d. 1967)
1894
Milward Kennedy, English journalist and civil servant (d. 1968)
1893
Alois Hába, Czech composer and educator (d. 1973)
1892
Reinhold Niebuhr, American theologian and academic (d. 1971)
1891
Pier Luigi Nervi, Italian architect and engineer, co-designed the Pirelli Tower and Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption (d. 1979)
1891
Hermann Scherchen, German-Swiss viola player and conductor (d. 1966)
1889
Ralph Craig, American sprinter and sailor (d. 1972)
1887
Norman L. Bowen, Canadian geologist and petrologist (d. 1956)
1884
Claude Auchinleck, English field marshal (d. 1981)
1883
Feodor Gladkov, Russian author and educator (d. 1958)
1882
Lluís Companys, Spanish lawyer and politician, 123rd President of Catalonia (d. 1940)
1882
Adrianus de Jong, Dutch fencer and soldier (d. 1966)
1882
Rockwell Kent, American painter and illustrator (d. 1971)
1880
Arnold Gesell, American psychologist and pediatrician (d. 1961)
1880
Josiah Stamp, 1st Baron Stamp, English economist and civil servant (d. 1941)
1876
Swami Kalyan Dev, philosopher [year disputed]. (d. 2004)
1876
Willem Hendrik Keesom, Dutch physicist and academic (d. 1956)
1870
Clara Immerwahr, Jewish-German chemist and academic (d. 1915)
1870
Anthony Michell, English-Australian engineer (d. 1959)
1870
Julio Ruelas, Mexican artist (d. 1907)
1868
Edwin Stephen Goodrich, English zoologist and anatomist (d. 1946)
1867
Oscar Florianus Bluemner, German-American painter and illustrator (d. 1938)
1867
William Brede Kristensen, Norwegian historian of religion (d. 1953)
1864
Heinrich Wölfflin, Swiss historian and critic (d. 1945)
1863
Max Wolf, German astronomer and academic (d. 1932)
1862
Damrong Rajanubhab, Thai historian and author (d. 1943)
1859
Henry Ossawa Tanner, American-French painter and illustrator (d. 1937)
1858
Will C. Barnes, American soldier (d. 1936)
1858
Giuseppe De Sanctis, Italian painter (d. 1924)
1858
Medardo Rosso, Italian sculptor and educator (d. 1928)
1850
Daniel Carter Beard, American author and illustrator, co-founded the Boy Scouts of America (d. 1941)
1846
Marion Adams-Acton, Scottish-English author and playwright (d. 1928)
1845
Samuel Griffith, Welsh-Australian politician, 9th Premier of Queensland (d. 1920)
1845
Arthur Cowper Ranyard, English astrophysicist and astronomer (d. 1894)
1839
Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis, Brazilian author, poet, and playwright (d. 1908)
1836
Luigi Tripepi, Italian theologian (d. 1906)
1834
Frans de Cort, Flemish poet and author (d. 1878)
1828
Ferdinand André Fouqué, French geologist and academic (d. 1904)
1828
Nikolaus Nilles, German Catholic writer and teacher (d. 1907)
1825
Thomas Edward Cliffe Leslie, Irish economist and jurist (d. 1882)
1825
William Stubbs, English bishop and historian (d. 1901)
1823
Jean Chacornac, French astronomer (d. 1873)
1814
Anton Nuhn, German anatomist and academic (d. 1889)
1811
Carlo Matteucci, Italian physicist and neurophysiologist (d. 1868)
1805
Karl Friedrich Curschmann, German composer and singer (d. 1841)
1805
Charles Thomas Jackson, American physician and geologist (d. 1880)
1802
Karl Zittel, German theologian (d. 1871)
1797
Wilhelm Küchelbecker, Russian poet and author (d. 1846)
1792
Ferdinand Christian Baur, German theologian and scholar (d. 1860)
1786
Charles Edward Horn, English singer-songwriter (d. 1849)
1781
Siméon Denis Poisson, French mathematician and physicist (d. 1840)
1774
James Patton Preston, American politician (d. 1843)
1774
Daniel D. Tompkins, American lawyer and politician, 6th Vice President of the United States (d. 1825)
1764
Sidney Smith, English admiral and politician (d. 1840)
1763
Pierre Paul Royer-Collard, French philosopher and academic (d. 1845)
1759
Alexander J. Dallas, American lawyer and politician, 6th United States Secretary of the Treasury (d. 1817)
1750
Pierre-Nicolas Beauvallet, French sculptor and illustrator (d. 1818)
1741
Prince Benedetto, Duke of Chablais (d. 1808)
1736
Enoch Poor, American general (d. 1780)
1732
Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach, German pianist and composer (d. 1791)
1730
Motoori Norinaga, Japanese poet and scholar (d. 1801)
1712
Luc Urbain de Bouëxic, comte de Guichen, French admiral (d. 1790)
1710
James Short, Scottish-English mathematician and optician (d. 1768)
1706
John Dollond, English optician and astronomer (d. 1761)
1676
Anthony Collins, English philosopher and author (d. 1729)
1639
Increase Mather, American minister and author (d. 1723)
1636
Godefroy Maurice de La Tour d'Auvergne, Duke of Bouillon, French noble (d. 1721)
1535
Leonhard Rauwolf, German physician and botanist (d. 1596)
1528
Maria of Austria, Holy Roman Empress (d. 1603)
1521
John II, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Haderslev (d. 1580)
1226
Bolesław V the Chaste of Poland (d. 1279)
1002
Pope Leo IX (d. 1054)
906
Ahmad ibn Muhammad, Saffarid emir (d. 963)
598
Pope Martin I (d. 656)

Deaths On This Day

2018
Charles Krauthammer, American columnist and conservative political commentator (b.1950)
2016
Pierre Lalonde, Canadian television host and singer (b. 1941)
2015
Darryl Hamilton, American baseball player and sportscaster (b. 1964)
2015
Veijo Meri, Finnish author and poet (b. 1928)
2015
Remo Remotti, Italian actor, playwright, and poet (b. 1924)
2015
Alexander Schalck-Golodkowski, German soldier and politician (b. 1932)
2015
Gunther Schuller, American horn player, composer, and conductor (b. 1925)
2014
Yozo Ishikawa, Japanese politician, Japanese Minister of Defense (b. 1925)
2014
Walter Kieber, Austrian-Liechtenstein politician, 7th Prime Minister of Liechtenstein (b. 1931)
2014
Wong Ho Leng, Malaysian lawyer and politician (b. 1959)
2013
James P. Gordon, American physicist and academic (b. 1928)
2013
Elliott Reid, American actor and screenwriter (b. 1920)
2012
Richard Adler, American composer and producer (b. 1921)
2012
Abid Hussain, Indian economist and diplomat, Indian Ambassador to the United States (b. 1926)
2012
Sunil Janah, Indian photographer and journalist (b. 1918)
2012
Anna Schwartz, American economist and author (b. 1915)
2011
Robert Kroetsch, Canadian author and poet (b. 1927)
2010
Russell Ash, English author (b. 1946)
2010
Irwin Barker, Canadian actor and screenwriter (b. 1956)
2010
İlhan Selçuk, Turkish lawyer, journalist, and author (b. 1925)
2008
Scott Kalitta, American race car driver (b. 1962)
2007
Bob Evans, American businessman, founded Bob Evans Restaurants (b. 1918)
2006
Jared C. Monti, American sergeant, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1975)
2005
Jaime Sin, Filipino cardinal (b. 1928)
2004
Leonel Brizola, Brazilian engineer and politician, Governor of Rio de Janeiro (b. 1922)
2004
Ruth Leach Amonette, American businesswoman (b. 1916)
2003
Roger Neilson, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1934)
2003
Leon Uris, American soldier and author (b. 1924)
2002
Timothy Findley, Canadian author and playwright (b. 1930)
2001
John Lee Hooker, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1917)
2001
Soad Hosny, Egyptian actress and singer (b. 1942)
2001
Carroll O'Connor, American actor and producer (b. 1924)
2000
Alan Hovhaness, Armenian-American pianist and composer (b. 1911)
1999
Kami, Japanese drummer (b. 1973)
1998
Harry Cranbrook Allen, English historian (b. 1917)
1998
Anastasio Ballestrero, Italian cardinal (b. 1913)
1998
Al Campanis, American baseball player and manager (b. 1916)
1997
Shintaro Katsu, Japanese actor, singer, director, and producer (b. 1931)
1997
Fidel Velázquez Sánchez, Mexican trade union leader (b. 1900)
1994
William Wilson Morgan, American astronomer and astrophysicist (b. 1906)
1992
Ben Alexander, Australian rugby league player (b. 1971)
1992
Arthur Gorrie, Australian hobby shop proprietor (b. 1922)
1992
Rudra Mohammad Shahidullah, Bangladeshi poet, author, and playwright (b. 1956)
1992
Li Xiannian, Chinese captain and politician, 3rd President of the People's Republic of China (b. 1909)
1990
Cedric Belfrage, English journalist and author, co-founded the National Guardian (b. 1904)
1990
June Christy, American singer (b. 1925)
1988
Bobby Dodd, American football coach (b. 1908)
1987
Madman Muntz, American engineer and businessman, founded the Muntz Car Company (b. 1914)
1986
Assi Rahbani, Lebanese singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1923)
1985
Hector Boyardee, Italian-American chef and businessman, founded Chef Boyardee (b. 1897)
1985
Tage Erlander, Swedish lieutenant and politician, 25th Prime Minister of Sweden (b. 1901)
1981
Don Figlozzi, American illustrator and animator (b. 1909)
1980
Bert Kaempfert, German conductor and composer (b. 1923)
1976
Margaret Herrick, American librarian (b. 1902)
1970
Sukarno, Indonesian engineer and politician, 1st President of Indonesia (b. 1901)
1970
Piers Courage, English race car driver (b. 1942)
1969
Maureen Connolly, American tennis player (b. 1934)
1967
Theodore Sizer, American professor of the history of art (b. 1892)
1964
James Chaney, American civil rights activist (b. 1943)
1964
Andrew Goodman, American civil rights activist (b. 1943)
1964
Michael Schwerner, American civil rights activist (b. 1939)
1957
Claude Farrère, French captain and author (b. 1876)
1957
Johannes Stark, German physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1874)
1954
Gideon Sundback, Swedish-American engineer, developed the zipper (b. 1880)
1952
Wop May, Canadian captain and pilot (b. 1896)
1951
Charles Dillon Perrine, American astronomer (b. 1867)
1951
Gustave Sandras, French gymnast (b. 1872)
1940
Smedley Butler, American general, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1881)
1940
Édouard Vuillard, French painter (b. 1868)
1934
Thorne Smith, American author (b. 1892)
1929
Leonard Trelawny Hobhouse, English sociologist, journalist, and academic (b. 1864)
1914
Bertha von Suttner, Austrian journalist and author, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1843)
1908
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Russian composer and educator (b. 1844)
1893
Leland Stanford, American businessman and politician, 8th Governor of California (b. 1824)
1880
Theophilus H. Holmes, American general (b. 1804)
1876
Antonio López de Santa Anna, Mexican general and politician 8th President of Mexico (b. 1794)
1874
Anders Jonas Ångström, Swedish physicist and astronomer (b. 1814)
1865
Frances Adeline Seward, American wife of William H. Seward (b. 1824)
1824
Étienne Aignan, French playwright and translator (b. 1773)
1796
Richard Gridley, American soldier and engineer (b. 1710)
1738
Charles Townshend, 2nd Viscount Townshend, English politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (b. 1674)
1737
Matthieu Marais, French author, critic, and jurist (b. 1664)
1661
Andrea Sacchi, Italian painter (b. 1599)
1652
Inigo Jones, English architect, designed the Queen's House and Wilton House (b. 1573)
1631
John Smith, English admiral and explorer (b. 1580)
1622
Salomon Schweigger, German theologian (b. 1551)
1621
Louis III, Cardinal of Guise (b. 1575)
1621
Kryštof Harant, Czech soldier and composer (b. 1564)
1596
Jean Liebault, French agronomist and physician (b. 1535)
1591
Aloysius Gonzaga, Italian saint (b. 1568)
1585
Henry Percy, 8th Earl of Northumberland (b. 1532)
1582
Oda Nobunaga, Japanese warlord (b. 1534)
1558
Piero Strozzi, Italian general (b. 1510)
1547
Sebastiano del Piombo, Italian painter and educator (b. 1485)
1529
John Skelton, English poet and educator (b. 1460)
1527
Niccolò Machiavelli, Italian historian and author (b. 1469)
1421
Jean Le Maingre, French general (b. 1366)
1377
Edward III of England (b. 1312)
1359
Erik Magnusson, king of Sweden (b. 1339)
1305
Wenceslaus II of Bohemia (b. 1271)
1208
Philip of Swabia (b. 1177)
1171
Walter de Luci, French-English monk (b. 1103)
1040
Fulk III, Count of Anjou (b. 972)
947
Zhang Li, official of the Liao Dynasty
870
Al-Muhtadi, Muslim caliph
866
Rodulf, Frankish archbishop
532
Emperor Jiemin of Northern Wei, former Northern Wei emperor

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