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On This Day in History:  June 6

June 6 is the 157th day of the year (158th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 208 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2020
Nebraska Lottery warns players about misprinted Lucky for Life tickets. Lucky for Life players are encouraged to check lottery tickets printed on or before Thursday after about 125 multi-draw tickets were misprinted with incorrect end-of-game dates, Nebraska Lottery officials said in a release Friday.
2019
North Carolina retiree wins $344.6 million lottery jackpot using fortune cookie numbers. North Carolina lottery officials Tuesday evening revealed that a Cumberland County man was the winner of the $344.6 million Powerball ticket that was purchased in Hope Mills.
2017
Iowa Lottery investigation highlights difficult balance between security and profits. An examination of the difficult balance between running a secure lottery and ensuring that Iowa Lottery games are accessible and friendly for players, while still turning a healthy profit for the state.
2016
Man who makes living with horseshoes wins $1M Powerball prize. A Minnesota man who shoes horses for a living said he is grateful for his "impulse purchase."
2014
Wife of $1M Powerball winner charged with promoting prostitution. The Rankin, Pennsylvania, police officer who bought a $1 million Powerball ticket is named in a police complaint against his wife, Jennifer Brown, who faces charges, including promoting prostitution through an Internet site.
2014
New Mexico Lottery adds midday Pick 3 drawing. Starting Monday, New Mexico's Pick 3 lottery game will offer a 1 pm midday drawing in addition to the current 9:30 pm evening drawing.
2013
Woman who let Powerball winner go ahead of her has no regrets. Meet the woman who "was kind enough" to allow Gloria Mackenzie to cut in line when and purchase the winning ticket for the record $590.5 million Powerball jackpot.
2012
Ark. Lottery Commission denies tampering claim. The Arkansas Lottery Commission is denying allegations that it deliberately sold unsecure tickets that had a design defect that could easily lead to potential tampering.
2012
Woman sues business partner for share of $12.6M lottery jackpot. A lawsuit launched by a New Westminster, British Columbia, woman who claims she was tricked out of her equal share of a $12.6 million lottery jackpot is going to a full trial.
2012
Florida woman cashes $21M Lotto ticket. A Key Largo, Florida, woman claimed the $21 million Florida Lotto jackpot from the drawing held on April 28.
2010
Anonymous winner claims $23M Calif. lottery jackpot. A lucky California retiree who doesn't want to be named bought a SuperLotto ticket last week worth $23 million.
2008
Virginia man wins $250,000 twice in three months. Lightning struck twice for Kevin Branch of Chesterfield, Virginia, who claimed his second $250,000 Mega Millions prize in three months. Plus, a Georgia mayor wins a $250,000 Mega Millions prize, and a second-place Mega Millions ticket from California is waiting to be claimed.
2006
Lawsuit over $315 million lottery jackpot goes to trial. A California lab technician's lawsuit seeking a share of the $315 million Mega Millions multi-state lottery jackpot divvied up by seven co-workers will go to trial.
2006
S.D. couple claim Powerball lottery jackpot. Beating 1-in-146 million odds to become South Dakota's latest multimillionaires, Pierre couple Lan "Bill" Nguyen and his wife, Tina, stepped forward Tuesday with the winning ticket for a nearly $117 million Powerball lottery jackpot.
2006
Kentucky Lottery's "666" numbers sell out. Thousands of hopeful Kentucky Lottery players quickly snatched up the 10,000 available Pick 3 tickets with the numbers 6-6-6 for today's midday drawing at 1:20 p.m., and the 10,000 available tickets for the 11 p.m. drawing were expected to be sold by early afternoon.
2006
S.C. Lottery Stops Selling Number "666". The South Carolina Educational Lottery has stopped selling tickets Tuesday with combiations with "666" in it.
2006
UK online lottery company fizzles. The chairman of UK-based "Monday", an online-only lottery, was believed to be close to resigning as the company finds itself on the brink of financial ruin after just four weeks in operation.
2005
N.C. gets lottery advice from Georgia, Florida. Two states - Georgia and Florida - are often cited by lottery critics and supporters as examples of success and failure, and both have lessons to offer for North Carolina.
2005
Ohio store sells winning $106 million Mega Millions lottery ticket. Ohio has its fourth Mega Millions lottery winner, who will gross $106 million, or a $66,666,686 lump sum.
2005
One Florida Lotto ticket wins $12 million jackpot. One lucky Florida resident in the Cape Haze area woke up Sunday morning and realized they now had a few extra dollars available to buy the little things, and maybe even a few big things.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$522 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jun 7, 2019
2.$414 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jun 9, 2020
3.$380.6 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 7, 2017
4.$260 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jun 7, 2016
5.$221 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 7, 2014
6.€156 Million
US$204.89 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jun 8, 2012
7.€164.32 Million
US$185.09 Million
Draw Date
Jun 6, 2019
8.$177 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 6, 2012
9.€130 Million
US$147.07 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jun 7, 2019
10.€100 Million
US$136.42 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jun 6, 2014
11.€100 Million
US$132.29 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jun 7, 2013
12.$127 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jun 8, 2018
13.€110 Million
US$124.07 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jun 9, 2015
14.$123 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 8, 2016
15.€90 Million
US$105.91 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Jun 8, 2018
16.€91.19 Million
US$103.54 Million
Draw Date
Jun 6, 2016
17.$87 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 6, 2018
17.$87 Million
Draw Date
Jun 9, 2004
17.$87 Million
Draw Date
Jun 9, 2004
20.€73 Million
US$82.92 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jun 7, 2016
21.€58 Million
US$81.34 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jun 12, 2009
22.$80 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jun 6, 2003
22.$80 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jun 6, 2017
24.€54 Million
US$79.19 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jun 7, 2011
25.$72.5 Million
Draw Date
Jun 7, 2014

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1984
Wednesday, Jun 6, 1984
36 years old
1983
Monday, Jun 6, 1983
37 years old
1977
Monday, Jun 6, 1977
43 years old
1974
Thursday, Jun 6, 1974
46 years old
1970
Saturday, Jun 6, 1970
50 years old
1966
Monday, Jun 6, 1966
54 years old
1962
Wednesday, Jun 6, 1962
58 years old
1960
Monday, Jun 6, 1960
60 years old
1956
Wednesday, Jun 6, 1956
64 years old
1953
Saturday, Jun 6, 1953
67 years old
1951
Wednesday, Jun 6, 1951
69 years old
(year not provided)
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Worldwide Events On This Day

2005
In Gonzales v. Raich, the United States Supreme Court upholds a federal law banning cannabis, including medical marijuana.
2004
Tamil is established as a "classical language" by the President of India, Dr A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, in a joint sitting of the two houses of the Indian Parliament.
2002
Eastern Mediterranean event. A near-Earth asteroid estimated at ten meters in diameter explodes over the Mediterranean Sea between Greece and Libya. The explosion is estimated to have a force of 26 kilotons, slightly more powerful than the Nagasaki atomic bomb.
1993
Mongolia holds its first direct presidential elections.
1985
The grave of "Wolfgang Gerhard" is opened in Embu, Brazil; the exhumed remains are later proven to be those of Josef Mengele, Auschwitz's "Angel of Death"; Mengele is thought to have drowned while swimming in February 1979.
1984
The video game Tetris is released.
1982
The Lebanon War begins. Forces under IsraeliDefense MinisterAriel Sharon invade southern Lebanon during Operation Peace for the Galilee, eventually reaching as far north as the capital Beirut.
1981
Bihar train disaster: A passenger train travelling between Mansi and Saharsa, India, jumps the tracks at a bridge crossing the Bagmati River. The government places the official death toll at 268 plus another 300 missing; however, it is generally believed that the death toll is closer to 1,000.
1974
A new Instrument of Government is promulgated making Sweden a parliamentary monarchy.
1971
Soyuz program: Soyuz 11 is launched.
1971
A midair collision between a Hughes AirwestDouglas DC-9jetliner and a United States Marine CorpsMcDonnell DouglasF-4 Phantom IIjet fighter near Duarte, California, claims 50 lives.
1971
Vietnam War: The Battle of Long Khanh between Australian and Vietnamese communist forces begins.
1964
Under a temporary order, the rocket launches at Cuxhaven, Germany are terminated. They never resume.
1954
The grand opening of the sculpture of Yuriy Dolgorukiy took place in Moscow. This statue is one of the main monuments of Moscow.
1946
The Basketball Association of America is founded in New York City; the BAA was the precursor to the modern National Basketball Association.
1944
World War II: The Allied invasion of Normandy—codenamed Operation Overlord—begins with the execution of Operation Neptune (commonly referred to as D-Day), the landing of 155,000 Allied troops on the beaches of Normandy in France. The Allied soldiers quickly break through the Atlantic Wall and push inland in the largest amphibious military operation in history.
1942
World War II: Battle of Midway. U.S. Navy dive bombers sink the Japanese cruiser Mikuma and four Japanese carriers.
1939
Judge Joseph Force Crater, known as the "Missingest Man in New York", is declared legally dead.
1934
New Deal: The U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 into law, establishing the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
1933
The first drive-in theater opens in Camden, New Jersey, United States.
1932
The Revenue Act of 1932 is enacted, creating the first gas tax in the United States, at a rate of 1 cent per US gallon (​4¢/L) sold.
1921
Southwark Bridge in London is opened to traffic by King George V and Queen Mary.
1919
The Republic of Prekmurje ends.
1918
World War I: Battle of Belleau Wood: The U.S. Marine Corps suffers its worst single day's casualties while attempting to recapture the wood at Château-Thierry.
1916
With the death of Yuan Shikai, who has ruled much of China since 1912, the central government virtually collapses in the face of warlords who assert themselves, including Sun Yat-sen.
1912
The eruption of Novarupta in Alaska begins. It is the largest volcanic eruption of the 20th century.
1909
French troops capture Abéché (in modern-day Chad) and install a puppet sultan in the Ouaddai Empire.
1894
GovernorDavis H. Waite orders the Coloradostate militia to protect and support the miners engaged in the Cripple Creek miners' strike.
1892
The Chicago "L" elevated rail system begins operation.
1889
The Great Seattle Fire destroys all of downtown Seattle.
1882
More than 100,000 inhabitants of Bombay are supposedly killed in the so-called 'Bombay Cyclone of 1882', but this has proved a hoax and did not happen.
1882
The Shewan forces of Menelik II of Ethiopia defeat the Gojjame army in the Battle of Embabo. The Shewans capture Negus Tekle Haymanot of Gojjam, and their victory leads to a Shewan hegemony over the territories south of the Abay River.
1862
American Civil War: Battle of Memphis: Union forces capture Memphis, Tennessee, from the Confederates.
1859
Australia: Queensland is established as a separate colony from New South Wales (Queensland Day).
1857
Sophia of Nassau marries the future King Oscar II of Sweden-Norway.
1844
The Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) is founded in London.
1844
The Glaciarium, the world's first mechanically frozen ice rink, opens.
1832
The June Rebellion in Paris is put down by the National Guard.
1822
Alexis St. Martin is accidentally shot in the stomach, leading to William Beaumont's studies on digestion.
1813
War of 1812: Battle of Stoney Creek: A British force of 700 under John Vincent defeats an American force twice its size under William Winder and John Chandler.
1809
Sweden promulgates a new Constitution, which restores political power to the Riksdag of the Estates after 20 years of enlightened absolutism. At the same time, Charles XIII is elected to succeed Gustav IV Adolf as King of Sweden.
1808
Napoleon's brother, Joseph Bonaparte, is crowned King of Spain.
1762
Seven Years' War: British forces begin a siege of Havana, Cuba, and temporarily capture the city in the Battle of Havana.
1749
The Conspiracy of the Slaves in Malta is discovered.
1674
Shivaji, founder of the Maratha Empire, is crowned.
1654
Queen Christina abdicates the Swedish throne and is succeeded by her cousin Charles X Gustav.
1644
The Qing dynastyManchu forces led by the Shunzhi Emperor capture Beijing during the collapse of the Ming dynasty.
1586
Francis Drake's forces raid St. Augustine in Spanish Florida.
1523
Gustav Vasa, the Swedish regent, is elected King of Sweden, marking a symbolic end to the Kalmar Union. This is the Swedish national day.
1513
Italian Wars: Battle of Novara. Swiss troops defeat the French under Louis II de la Trémoille, forcing the French to abandon Milan. Duke Massimiliano Sforza is restored.
913
8-year-old Constantine VII, illegitimate son of Leo VI the Wise, becomes nominal ruler of the Byzantine Empire, under the regency of a seven-man council headed by Patriarch Nicholas Mystikos, appointed by Constantine's uncle Alexander III on his deathbed.

Births On This Day

1995
Julian Green, American footballer
1994
Jake Mamo, Australian rugby league player
1993
Vic Mensa, American rapper
1993
Aisling Franciosi, Irish-Italian actress
1992
DeAndre Hopkins, American football player
1992
Hyuna, South Korean singer-songwriter, dancer, and model
1990
Raisa Andriana, Indonesian singer and actress
1990
Ryan Higa, American comedian, YouTube personality and actor
1990
Vid Belec, Slovenian footballer
1990
Anthony Rendon, American baseball player
1989
Paula Brancati, Canadian actress
1989
Darcy Lussick, Australian rugby league player
1989
Paweł Wojciechowski, Polish pole vaulter
1988
Maria Alyokhina, Russian singer and activist
1988
Ryan Brathwaite, Barbadian hurdler
1988
Israel Dagg, New Zealand rugby player
1987
Niklas Hjalmarsson, Swedish ice hockey player
1987
Rory Kostjasyn, Australian-Irish rugby league player
1987
Rubin Okotie, Austrian footballer
1986
Junichi Tazawa, Japanese-American baseball player
1985
Drew Galloway, Scottish wrestler
1985
Martyn Irvine, Northern Irish cyclist
1985
Sebastian Larsson, Swedish footballer
1985
Nikolay Varbanov, Bulgarian basketball player
1983
Michael Krohn-Dehli, Danish footballer
1983
Dennis Roady, American YouTube personality
1983
Joe Rokocoko, Fijian-New Zealand rugby player
1982
Marian Oprea, Romanian triple jumper
1981
Luke Burt, Australian rugby league player
1978
Carl Barât, English singer-songwriter
1978
Judith Barsi, American child actress (d. 1988)
1977
David Connolly, English-Irish footballer
1977
Mark Ellis, American baseball player
1976
Emilie-Claire Barlow, Canadian singer and actress
1976
Geoff Rowley, English skateboarder and businessman
1975
Niklas Sundström, Swedish ice hockey player
1974
Uncle Kracker (Matthew Shafer), American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1974
Guillaume Musso, French novelist
1973
Patrick Rothfuss, American author and academic
1972
Cristina Scabbia, Italian singer
1972
Noriaki Kasai, Japanese ski jumper
1972
Natalie Morales, American television journalist and anchor
1970
Richard Di Natale, Australian politician
1970
Albert Ferrer, Spanish footballer and coach
1970
Sunil Joshi, Indian cricketer
1970
James Shaffer, American guitarist, songwriter, and producer
1969
Erik Prince, American soldier and businessman, co-founded Academi
1969
Fernando Redondo, Argentinian footballer
1968
François Avard, Canadian author and screenwriter
1967
Max Casella, American actor
1967
Paul Giamatti, American actor
1965
Cam Neely, Canadian ice hockey player and actor
1965
Megumi Ogata, Japanese voice actress and singer
1964
Jay Bentley, American singer and bass player
1963
Eric Cantor, American lawyer and politician
1963
Vincent Collet, French former professional basketball player
1963
Wolfgang Drechsler, German scholar, author, and academic
1963
Jason Isaacs, English actor
1963
Ahmed Johnson, American football player, wrestler, and actor
1963
Dariusz Kubicki, Polish footballer and coach
1962
Grant Fox, New Zealand rugby player and sportscaster
1961
Tom Araya, Chilean-American singer-songwriter and bass player
1960
Steve Vai, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1959
Jimmy Jam, American keyboard player, songwriter, and producer
1959
Andrey Prokofyev, Russian sprinter and hurdler (d. 1989)
1959
David Schultz, American wrestler (d. 1996)
1957
Mike Gatting, English cricketer, coach, and sportscaster
1957
Balanadarajah Iyer, Sri Lankan poet and activist (d. 2004)
1957
Christian Rach, German chef and author
1956
Björn Borg, Swedish tennis player and fashion designer
1956
Dave Cusack, English footballer and manager
1956
Marco Minniti, Italian politician, Italian Minister of the Interior
1955
Sandra Bernhard, American actress and comedian
1955
Sam Simon, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2015)
1955
Suresh Bhardwaj, Indian stage designer, director and theatre teacher (d. 2016)
1955
Lee Smolin, American theoretical physicist
1954
Harvey Fierstein, American actor and playwright
1954
Allan Hewson, New Zealand rugby player
1954
Urve Tiidus, Estonian journalist and politician, 8th Estonian Minister of Culture
1954
Władysław Żmuda, Polish footballer and manager
1953
Dimitris Avramopoulos, Greek lieutenant and politician, Greek Minister for National Defence
1952
Yukihiro Takahashi, Japanese drummer, producer, and actor
1951
Marietta Giannakou, Greek psychiatrist and politician, Greek Minister of Health
1951
Noritake Takahara, Japanese race car driver
1951
Dwight Twilley, American rock singer-songwriter, guitarist, and pianist
1950
Chantal Akerman, Belgian actress, director, and producer (d. 2015)
1949
Ioannis Matzourakis, Greek footballer and manager
1949
Holly Near, American folk singer-songwriter
1948
Arlene Harris, American entrepreneur, inventor, investor and policy advocate
1947
David Blunkett, English academic and politician, Secretary of State for Education
1947
Robert Englund, American actor
1947
Ada Kok, Dutch swimmer
1946
Tony Levin, American bass player and songwriter
1945
David Dukes, American actor (d. 2000)
1945
Nikolai Velikov, Russian figure skater and coach
1944
Monty Alexander, Jamaican pianist
1944
Edgar Froese, Russian-German keyboard player and songwriter (d. 2015)
1944
Bud Harrelson, American baseball player and coach
1944
Phillip Allen Sharp, American geneticist and biologist, Nobel Prize laureate
1944
Tommie Smith, American runner and football player
1943
José de Jesús Gudiño Pelayo, Mexican lawyer and jurist (d. 2010)
1943
Asif Iqbal, Indian-Pakistani cricketer
1943
Richard Smalley, American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2005)
1943
Joe Stampley, American country music singer-songwriter
1941
Alexander Cockburn, Scottish-American journalist and author (d. 2012)
1940
Kumar Bhattacharyya, Baron Bhattacharyya, Indian-English engineer and academic
1940
Tiger Lance, South African cricketer (d. 2010)
1940
Willie John McBride, Northern Irish rugby player, coach, and manager
1939
Louis Andriessen, Dutch pianist and composer
1939
Gary U.S. Bonds, American singer-songwriter
1939
Eddie Giacomin, Canadian-American ice hockey player, coach, and sportscaster
1938
Prince Luiz of Orléans-Braganza
1938
Ryuchi Matsuda, Japanese martial artist and author (d. 2013)
1936
Mompati Merafhe, Botswana general and politician, Vice-President of Botswana (d. 2015)
1936
D. Ramanaidu, Indian actor, director, and producer, founded Suresh Productions (d. 2015)
1936
Levi Stubbs, American singer (d. 2008)
1935
Jon Henricks, Australian swimmer
1934
Albert II of Belgium
1933
Eli Broad, American businessman and philanthropist, co-founded KB Home
1933
Heinrich Rohrer, Swiss physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2013)
1932
David Scott, American colonel, engineer, and astronaut
1932
Billie Whitelaw, English actress (d. 2014)
1930
Frank Tyson, English-Australian cricketer, coach, and journalist (d. 2015)
1929
Sunil Dutt, Indian actor, director, producer, and politician (d. 2005)
1926
Torsten Andersson, Swedish painter and illustrator (d. 2009)
1926
Erdal İnönü, Turkish physicist and politician, Prime Minister of Turkey (d. 2007)
1926
Klaus Tennstedt, German conductor (d. 1998)
1925
Maxine Kumin, American poet and author (d. 2014)
1925
Frank Chee Willeto, American soldier and politician, 4th Vice President of the Navajo Nation (d. 2013)
1923
V. C. Andrews, American author, illustrator, and painter (d. 1986)
1923
Jean Pouliot, Canadian broadcaster (d. 2004)
1919
Peter Carington, 6th Baron Carrington, English army officer and politician, 6th Secretary General of NATO (d. 2018)
1918
Edwin G. Krebs, American biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2009)
1917
Kirk Kerkorian, American businessman, founded the Tracinda Corporation (d. 2015)
1916
Hamani Diori, Nigerien academic and politician, 1st President of Niger (d. 1989)
1915
Vincent Persichetti, American pianist and composer (d. 1987)
1913
Carlo L. Golino, Italian-American author, critic, and academic (d. 1991)
1909
Isaiah Berlin, Latvian-English historian and philosopher (d. 1997)
1908
Giovanni Bracco, Italian race car driver (d. 1968)
1907
Bill Dickey, American baseball player and manager (d. 1993)
1907
Robin Humphreys, British scholar of Latin America (d. 1999)
1906
Max August Zorn, German mathematician and academic (d. 1993)
1903
Aram Khachaturian, Armenian composer and conductor (d. 1978)
1903
Bakht Singh, Indian evangelist, well-known bible teacher and preacher (d. 2000)
1902
Jimmie Lunceford, American saxophonist and bandleader (d. 1947)
1901
Jan Struther, English author and hymnwriter (d. 1953)
1901
Sukarno, Indonesian engineer and politician, 1st President of Indonesia (d. 1970)
1900
Manfred Sakel, Ukrainian-American psychiatrist and physician (d. 1957)
1898
Walter Abel, American actor (d. 1987)
1898
Jacobus Johannes Fouché, South African politician, 2nd State President of South Africa (d. 1980)
1898
Ninette de Valois, English ballerina, choreographer, and director (d. 2001)
1896
Henry Allingham, English soldier (d. 2009)
1896
Italo Balbo, Italian air marshal and politician (d. 1940)
1891
Masti Venkatesha Iyengar, Indian author and academic (d. 1986)
1891
Erich Marcks, German general (d. 1944)
1890
Ted Lewis, American singer, clarinet player, and bandleader (d. 1971)
1884
Jock Hutchison, Scottish-American golfer (d. 1977)
1878
Vincent de Moro-Giafferi, French lawyer and politician (d. 1956)
1875
Thomas Mann, German author and critic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1955)
1872
Alix of Hesse, German princess and Russian empress (d.1918)
1868
Robert Falcon Scott, English sailor and explorer (d. 1912)
1867
David T. Abercrombie, American surveyor and businessman, founded Abercrombie & Fitch (d. 1931)
1862
Henry Newbolt, English historian, author, and poet (d. 1938)
1857
Aleksandr Lyapunov, Russian mathematician and physicist (d. 1918)
1850
Karl Ferdinand Braun, German-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1918)
1844
Konstantin Savitsky, Russian painter and academic (d. 1905)
1841
Eliza Orzeszkowa, Polish author and publisher (d. 1910)
1829
Honinbo Shusaku, Japanese Go player (d. 1862)
1810
Friedrich Wilhelm Schneidewin, German philologist and scholar (d. 1856)
1807
Thiệu Trị, Vietnamese emperor (d. 1847)
1799
Alexander Pushkin, Russian author and poet (d. 1837)
1772
Maria Theresa of Naples and Sicily (d. 1807)
1756
John Trumbull, American soldier and painter (d. 1843)
1755
Nathan Hale, American soldier (d. 1776)
1735
Anton Schweitzer, German composer (d. 1787)
1714
Joseph I of Portugal (d. 1777)
1699
Johann Georg Estor, German historian and theorist (d. 1773)
1661
Giacomo Antonio Perti, Italian composer and educator (d. 1756)
1646
Hortense Mancini, favourite Italian niece of Cardinal Mazarin (d. 1699)
1622
Claude-Jean Allouez, French-American missionary and explorer (d. 1689)
1606
Pierre Corneille, French playwright and producer (d. 1684)
1599
Diego Velázquez, Spanish painter and educator (d. 1660)
1584
Yuan Chonghuan, politician, military general and writer (d. 1630)
1580
Godefroy Wendelin, Belgian astronomer and author (d. 1667)
1576
Giovanni Diodati, Swiss-Italian minister, theologian, and academic (d. 1649)
1556
Edward la Zouche, 11th Baron Zouche, English politician and diplomat (d. 1625)
1553
Bernardino Baldi, Italian mathematician and author (d. 1617)
1539
Catherine Vasa, Regent of East Frisia (d. 1610)
1519
Andrea Cesalpino, Italian philosopher, physician, and botanist (d. 1603)
1436
Regiomontanus, German mathematician, astronomer, and bishop (d. 1476)
1296
Władysław of Legnica (d. 1352)
1243
Alix of Brittany, Dame de Pontarcy; Breton noble (d. 1288)
1236
Wen Tianxiang, Chinese general and scholar (d. 1283)

Deaths On This Day

2018
Ralph Santolla, American guitarist, Deicide, Iced Earth (b. 1969)
2016
Viktor Korchnoi, Russian chess player (b. 1931)
2016
Peter Shaffer, English playwright and screenwriter (b. 1926)
2015
Pierre Brice, French actor (b. 1929)
2015
Vincent Bugliosi, American lawyer and author (b. 1934)
2015
Ronnie Gilbert, American singer-songwriter (b. 1926)
2015
Ludvík Vaculík, Czech journalist and author (b. 1926)
2014
Ado Bayero, Nigerian politician and diplomat (b. 1930)
2014
Eric Hill, English-American author and illustrator (b. 1927)
2014
Lorna Wing, English psychiatrist and physician (b. 1928)
2013
Jerome Karle, American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1918)
2013
Eugen Merzbacher, German-American physicist and academic (b. 1921)
2013
Tom Sharpe, English-Spanish author and academic (b. 1928)
2013
Esther Williams, American swimmer and actress (b. 1921)
2012
Vladimir Krutov, Russian ice hockey player (b. 1960)
2012
Manuel Preciado Rebolledo, Spanish footballer and coach (b. 1957)
2012
Mykola Volosyanko, Ukrainian footballer and manager (b. 1972)
2010
Marvin Isley, American singer-songwriter and bass player (b. 1953)
2009
Jean Dausset, French-Spanish immunologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1916)
2009
Jim Owens, American football player and coach (b. 1927)
2006
Arnold Newman, American photographer and educator (b. 1918)
2006
Billy Preston, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and actor (b. 1946)
2006
Camille Sandorfy, Hungarian-Canadian chemist and academic (b. 1920)
2005
Anne Bancroft, American actress (b. 1931)
2005
Dana Elcar, American actor (b. 1927)
2003
Ken Grimwood, American author (b. 1944)
2003
Dave Rowberry, English singer-songwriter and pianist (b. 1940)
2001
Suzanne Schiffman, French screenwriter and director (b. 1939)
2000
Frédéric Dard, French author and screenwriter (b. 1921)
1997
Magda Gabor, Hungarian-American actress and socialite (b. 1915)
1996
George Davis Snell, American geneticist and immunologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1903)
1994
Barry Sullivan, American actor (b. 1912)
1991
Stan Getz, American saxophonist (b. 1927)
1984
A. Bertram Chandler, English-Australian soldier and author (b. 1912)
1983
Hans Leip, German author, poet, and playwright (b. 1893)
1982
Kenneth Rexroth, American poet and academic (b. 1905)
1980
Ruth Aarons, American table tennis player and manager (b. 1918)
1979
Jack Haley, American actor (b. 1897)
1976
J. Paul Getty, American businessman, founded the Getty Oil Company (b. 1892)
1975
Larry Blyden, American actor (b. 1925)
1968
Randolph Churchill, English journalist and politician (b. 1911)
1968
Robert F. Kennedy, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 64th United States Attorney General (b. 1925)
1968
Kâzım Özalp, Turkish general and politician, 3rd Turkish Minister of National Defence (b. 1880)
1963
William Baziotes, American painter and academic (b. 1912)
1962
Yves Klein, French painter (b. 1928)
1962
Tom Phillis, Australian motorcycle racer (b. 1934)
1961
Carl Jung, Swiss psychiatrist and psychotherapist (b. 1875)
1955
Max Meldrum, Scottish-Australian painter and educator (b. 1875)
1954
Fritz Kasparek, Austrian mountaineer and author (b. 1910)
1951
Olive Tell, American actress (b. 1894)
1948
Louis Lumière, French director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1864)
1947
James Agate, English author and critic (b. 1877)
1946
Gerhart Hauptmann, German novelist, poet, and playwright, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1862)
1943
Pandelis Pouliopoulos, Greek politician (b. 1900)
1941
Louis Chevrolet, Swiss-American race car driver and businessman, founded Chevrolet and Frontenac Motor Corporation (b. 1878)
1935
Julian Byng, 1st Viscount Byng of Vimy, English field marshal and politician, 12th Governor-General of Canada (b. 1862)
1934
Julije Kempf, Croatian historian and author (b. 1864)
1924
William Pirrie, 1st Viscount Pirrie, Irish businessman and politician, Lord Mayor of Belfast (b. 1847)
1922
Lillian Russell, American actress and singer (b. 1860)
1916
Yuan Shikai, Chinese general and politician, 2nd President of the Republic of China (b. 1859)
1891
John A. Macdonald, Scottish-Canadian lawyer and politician, 1st Prime Minister of Canada (b. 1815)
1883
Ciprian Porumbescu, Romanian composer and poet (b. 1853)
1881
Henri Vieuxtemps, Belgian violinist and composer (b. 1820)
1878
Robert Stirling, Scottish minister and engineer, invented the stirling engine (b. 1790)
1865
William Quantrill, American captain (b. 1837)
1862
Turner Ashby, American colonel (b. 1828)
1861
Camillo Benso, Count of Cavour, Italian politician, 1st Prime Minister of Italy (b. 1810)
1843
Friedrich Hölderlin, German poet and author (b. 1770)
1840
Marcellin Champagnat, French priest and saint, founded the Marist Brothers (b. 1789)
1832
Jeremy Bentham, English jurist and philosopher (b. 1748)
1813
Alexandre-Théodore Brongniart, French architect, designed the Hôtel de Mademoiselle de Condé (b. 1739)
1813
Antonio Cachia, Maltese architect, engineer and archaeologist (b. 1739)
1799
Patrick Henry, American lawyer and politician, 1st Governor of Virginia (b. 1736)
1784
Joan van der Capellen tot den Pol, Dutch politician (b. 1741)
1740
Alexander Spotswood, Moroccan-American colonial and politician, Lieutenant Governor of Virginia (b. 1676)
1730
Alain Emmanuel de Coëtlogon, French general (b. 1646)
1661
Martino Martini, Italian Jesuit missionary (b. 1614)
1659
Nadira Banu Begum, Mughal princess (b. 1618)
1583
Nakagawa Kiyohide, Japanese daimyō (b. 1556)
1561
Ridolfo Ghirlandaio, Italian painter (b. 1483)
1548
João de Castro, Portuguese soldier and politician, Governor of Portuguese India (b. 1500)
1480
Vecchietta, Italian painter, sculptor, and architect (b. 1412)
1393
Emperor Go-En'yū of Japan (b. 1359)
1333
William Donn de Burgh, 3rd Earl of Ulster (b. 1312)
1252
Robert Passelewe, Bishop of Chichester
1251
William III of Dampierre, Count of Flanders
1237
John of Scotland, Earl of Huntingdon
1217
Henry I, King of Castile and Toledo (b. 1204)
1134
Norbert of Xanten, German bishop and saint (b. 1060)
1097
Agnes of Aquitaine, Queen of Aragon and Navarre
913
Alexander III, Byzantine emperor (b. 870)
863
Abu Musa Utamish, Muslim vizier
184
Qiao Xuan, Chinese official (b. 110)

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