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On This Day in History:  June 9

June 9 is the 160th day of the year (161st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 205 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2016
Suspect accused of murdering lottery winner escapes from Georgia prison. Sheriff's deputies launched a manhunt for a suspected murderer who they say broke out of a prison in southern Georgia Wednesday, five months after the shooting death of a lottery winner.
2011
N.J. casino loses more than $11M to two gamblers. They say the house always wins. But for one Atlantic City casino, that doesn't seem to have been the case lately.
2010
$1 million Powerball winner arrested. A Marshalltown, Iowa, man who won $1 million in the Powerball lottery last year has been charged with supplying alcohol to a minor and prescription drug possession.
2010
6 lotto winners who lost it all. The story of the 26-year-old garbage man who frittered away $15 million in lottery winnings -- and other tales of luck gone terribly wrong.
2008
Mass. Lottery doubles up on drawings. Today the Massachusetts State Lottery adds a second daily drawing of the Numbers game in a move that's projected to generate $7 million annually for cities and towns.
2006
Player confusion leads to early end for N.C. lottery game. North Carolina Lottery officials are stopping one of the state's scratch-off games, saying it is confusing to some players.
2006
Unclaimed $800,000 Powerball Lottery Ticket Expires Today. Today is the last day left in the life of an $800,000 Powerball ticket that was sold last December in Memphis, Tennessee.
2006
No broadcast yet for Powerball lottery in western N.C.. Western North Carolina lottery players may have to turn to a South Carolina television station to watch Powerball drawings, as lottery officials said this week they're having difficulty finding a television station in the western region to broadcast the drawings.
2006
Lottery company used 'sucker lists' to target elderly. The New York Attorney General's office has secured $110,000 in restitution and civil penalties from three Erie County individuals who targeted senior citizens through a telemarketing scam involving the sale of "winning" lottery numbers.
2006
N.C. lottery winner claims big prize. A Rowan County man collected North Carolina's first million-dollar jackpot, winning second prize in Powerball with Power Play.
2005
Oklahoma lottery commission urged to keep moving. After hearing his new bosses debate the definition of rules to govern the newest state agency, Oklahoma's lottery director issued them a gentle reminder to keep moving, if they want to meet their startup schedule.
2005
Ticket machines on display for Oklahoma Lottery. On Wednesday, business owners who will comprise Oklahoma's main lottery ticket sellers filed the required applications and got a gander at the machinery that will be used to sell Oklahoma lottery tickets.
2005
Handyman wins Florida Lotto jackpot. A 43-year-old Florida handyman claimed an estimated $12 million Florida Lotto jackpot this week, choosing to take the prize as a lump-sum cash payment of $7.6 million.
2005
Texas Lottery accused of over-inflating jackpots. The Texas Attorney General's Office will investigate accusations that the Texas Lottery Commission is inflating advertised Lotto jackpots.
2005
Oklahoma Lottery hires sales director from Atlanta. The Oklahoma Lottery Commission hired three administrators Wednesday, one of them from Atlanta, to help new executive director James R. Scroggins get the state's education lottery up and running by October.
2005
Unclaimed lottery winnings scam targets elderly. Oregon State Police plan to announce today that they are investigating a scam targeting the elderly that promises large unclaimed lottery winnings from two fictitious Salem companies.
2004
Mega Millions jackpot swells to $85 million. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery grew to $85 million today.
2004
Army worker delayed in return from Iraq wins $15,000 in lottery. For Johnny Hooker, a civilian Army employee, bad luck turned to good when he was delayed in returning from Iraq, then won more than $15,000 in the lottery.
2004
Washington Lottery to Discontinue Televised Drawings. The Washington Lottery said yesterday that it will not renew its contract to broadcast lottery drawings.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$447.8 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 10, 2017
2.$280 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jun 10, 2016
3.$259.8 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 11, 2014
4.$205 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 9, 2012
5.€166.94 Million
US$189.03 Million
Draw Date
Jun 11, 2019
6.€118 Million
US$159.9 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jun 10, 2014
7.€139 Million
US$157.39 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jun 11, 2019
8.€112 Million
US$148.84 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jun 11, 2013
9.$144 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jun 12, 2018
10.$141 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 11, 2016
11.€110 Million
US$124.07 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jun 9, 2015
12.$105 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 9, 2018
13.€92.62 Million
US$104.99 Million
Draw Date
Jun 9, 2016
14.€90 Million
US$104.39 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Jun 15, 2018
15.€68 Million
US$97.93 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jun 10, 2011
16.$95 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jun 10, 2003
17.€84 Million
US$94.74 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jun 10, 2016
18.$90 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jun 9, 2017
19.$87 Million
Draw Date
Jun 9, 2004
19.$87 Million
Draw Date
Jun 9, 2004
21.$85 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jun 11, 2004
22.€58 Million
US$81.34 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jun 12, 2009
23.$73 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 10, 2006
24.$72.8 Million
Draw Date
Jun 9, 2014
25.$70 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 12, 2013

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1988
Thursday, Jun 9, 1988
31 years old
1984
Saturday, Jun 9, 1984
35 years old
1982
Wednesday, Jun 9, 1982
37 years old
1974
Sunday, Jun 9, 1974
45 years old
1974
Sunday, Jun 9, 1974
45 years old
1971
Wednesday, Jun 9, 1971
48 years old
1970
Tuesday, Jun 9, 1970
49 years old
1967
Friday, Jun 9, 1967
52 years old
1963
Sunday, Jun 9, 1963
56 years old
1961
Friday, Jun 9, 1961
58 years old
1958
Monday, Jun 9, 1958
61 years old
1947
Monday, Jun 9, 1947
72 years old
(year not provided)
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Worldwide Events On This Day

2010
At least 40 people are killed and more than 70 wounded in a suicide bombing at a wedding party in Arghandab, Kandahar.
2009
An explosion kills 17 people and injures at least 46 at a hotel in Peshawar, Pakistan.
2008
Two bombs explode at a train station near Algiers, Algeria, killing at least 13 people.
1999
Kosovo War: The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and NATO sign a peace treaty.
1979
The Ghost Train fire at Luna Park Sydney, Australia, kills seven.
1978
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints opens its priesthood to "all worthy men", ending a 148-year-old policy of excluding black men.
1973
In horse racing, Secretariat wins the U.S. Triple Crown.
1972
Severe rainfall causes a dam in the Black Hills of South Dakota to burst, creating a flood that kills 238 people and causes $160 million in damage.
1968
U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson declares a national day of mourning following the assassination of Senator Robert F. Kennedy.
1967
Six-Day War: Israel captures the Golan Heights from Syria.
1965
The civilian Prime Minister of South Vietnam, Phan Huy Quát, resigns after being unable to work with a junta led by Nguyễn Cao Kỳ.
1965
Vietnam War: The Viet Cong commences combat with the Army of the Republic of Vietnam in the Battle of Đồng Xoài, one of the largest battles in the war.
1959
The USS George Washington is launched. It is the first nuclear-poweredballistic missile submarine.
1957
First ascent of Broad Peak by Fritz Wintersteller, Marcus Schmuck, Kurt Diemberger, and Hermann Buhl.
1954
McCarthyism: Joseph Welch, special counsel for the United States Army, lashes out at SenatorJoseph McCarthy during hearings on whether Communism has infiltrated the Army giving McCarthy the famous rebuke, "You've done enough. Have you no sense of decency, sir, at long last? Have you left no sense of decency?"
1953
The Flint-Worcester tornado outbreak sequence kills 94 people in Massachusetts.
1948
Foundation of the International Council on Archives under the auspices of the UNESCO.
1944
World War II: Ninety-nine civilians are hanged from lampposts and balconies by German troops in Tulle, France, in reprisal for maquisards attacks.
1944
World War II: The Soviet Union invades East Karelia and the previously Finnish part of Karelia, occupied by Finland since 1941.
1934
Donald Duck makes his debut in The Wise Little Hen.
1930
A Chicago Tribune reporter, Jake Lingle, is killed during rush hour at the Illinois Central train station by Leo Vincent Brothers, allegedly over a $100,000 gambling debt owed to Al Capone.
1928
Charles Kingsford Smith completes the first trans-Pacific flight in a Fokker Trimotor monoplane, the Southern Cross.
1923
Bulgaria's military takes over the government in a coup.
1915
William Jennings Bryan resigns as Woodrow Wilson's Secretary of State over a disagreement regarding the United States' handling of the sinking of the RMS Lusitania.
1900
Indian nationalist Birsa Munda dies in a British prison of cholera
1885
Treaty of Tientsin is signed to end the Sino-French War, with China eventually giving up Tonkin and Annam - most of present-day Vietnam - to France.
1863
American Civil War: Battle of Brandy Station, Virginia.
1862
American Civil War: Stonewall Jackson concludes his successful Shenandoah Valley Campaign with a victory in the Battle of Port Republic; his tactics during the campaign are now studied by militaries around the world.
1856
Five hundred Mormons leave Iowa City, Iowa for the Mormon Trail.
1815
End of the Congress of Vienna: The new European political situation is set.
1815
Luxembourg declares independence from the French Empire.
1798
Irish Rebellion of 1798: Battles of Arklow and Saintfield.
1772
The BritishschoonerGaspee is burned in Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island.
1762
British forces begin the Siege of Havana and capture the city during the Seven Years' War.
1732
James Oglethorpe is granted a royal charter for the colony of the future U.S. state of Georgia.
1667
Second Anglo-Dutch War: The Raid on the Medway by the Dutch fleet begins. It lasts for five days and results in the worst ever defeat of the Royal Navy.
1534
Jacques Cartier is the first European to describe and map the Saint Lawrence River.
1523
The Parisian Faculty of Theology fines Simon de Colines for publishing the Biblical commentary Commentarii initiatorii in quatuor Evangelia by Jacques Lefèvre d'Étaples.
1311
Duccio's Maestà, a seminal artwork of the early Italian Renaissance, is unveiled and installed in Siena Cathedral in Siena, Italy.
747
Abbasid Revolution: Abu Muslim Khorasani begins an open revolt against Umayyad rule, which is carried out under the sign of the Black Standard.
721
Odo of Aquitaine defeats the Moors in the Battle of Toulouse.
AD 68
Nero commits suicide, after quoting Homer's Iliad, thus ending the Julio-Claudian dynasty and starting the civil war known as the Year of the Four Emperors.
AD 53
The Roman emperorNero marries Claudia Octavia.
411 BC
The Athenian coup succeeds, forming a short-lived oligarchy.

Births On This Day

1993
George Jennings, Australian rugby league player
1992
Zach Hyman, Canadian ice hockey player
1992
Yannick Agnel, French swimmer
1992
Boyd Cordner, Australian rugby league player
1990
Matthias Mayer, Austrian skier
1989
Dídac Vilà, Spanish footballer
1988
Jason Demers, Canadian ice hockey defenseman
1988
Sara Isaković, Slovenian swimmer
1987
Jaan Mölder, Estonian race car driver
1986
Doug Legursky, American football player
1986
Yadier Pedroso, Cuban baseball player (d. 2013)
1986
Ashley Postell, American gymnast
1985
Richard Kahui, New Zealand rugby player
1985
Sonam Kapoor, Indian model and actress
1985
Sebastian Telfair, American basketball player
1984
Yulieski Gourriel, Cuban baseball player
1984
Jake Newton, Guyanese footballer
1984
Asko Paade, Estonian basketball player
1984
Masoud Shojaei, Iranian footballer
1984
Wesley Sneijder, Dutch footballer
1983
Firas Al-Khatib, Syrian footballer
1983
Josh Cribbs, American football player
1983
Dwayne Jones, American basketball player
1983
Danny Richar, Dominican-American baseball player
1982
Parinya Charoenphol, Thai boxer, model, and actress
1982
Yoshito Ōkubo, Japanese footballer
1982
Christina Stürmer, Austrian singer-songwriter
1981
Natalie Portman, Israeli-American actress
1980
D'banj, Nigerian singer-songwriter and harmonica player
1980
Mike Fontenot, American baseball player
1980
Udonis Haslem, American basketball player
1980
Lehlohonolo Seema, South African footballer
1979
Dario Dainelli, Italian footballer
1979
Amanda Lassiter, American basketball player
1978
Shandi Finnessey, American model and actress, Miss USA 2004
1978
Miroslav Klose, German footballer
1978
Heather Mitts, American soccer player
1978
Hayden Schlossberg, American director, producer, and screenwriter
1977
Usman Afzaal, Pakistani-English cricketer
1977
Paul Hutchison, English cricketer
1977
Olin Kreutz, American football player
1977
Peja Stojaković, Serbian basketball player
1975
Otto Addo, German-Ghanaian footballer and manager
1975
Andrew Symonds, English-Australian cricketer
1974
Samoth, Norwegian singer-songwriter and guitarist
1973
Aigars Apinis, Latvian discus thrower and shot putter
1973
Tedy Bruschi, American football player and sportscaster
1973
Frédéric Choffat, Swiss director, producer, and cinematographer
1973
Grant Marshall, Canadian ice hockey player
1972
Matt Horsley, Australian footballer and coach
1971
Gilles De Bilde, Belgian footballer and sportscaster
1971
Jean Galfione, French pole vaulter and sportscaster
1971
Jackie McKeown, Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist
1969
André Racicot, Canadian ice hockey player
1969
Eric Wynalda, American soccer player, coach, and sportscaster
1968
Niki Bakoyianni, Greek high jumper and coach
1967
Rubén Maza, Venezuelan runner
1964
Gloria Reuben, Canadian-American actress
1964
Wayman Tisdale, American basketball player and bass player (d. 2009)
1963
Gilad Atzmon, Israeli-English saxophonist, author, and activist
1963
Johnny Depp, American actor
1963
David Koepp, American director, producer, and screenwriter
1962
Yuval Banay, Israeli singer-songwriter and guitarist
1962
Ken Rose, American football player
1962
David Trewhella, Australian rugby league player
1961
Thomas Benson, American football player
1961
Michael J. Fox, Canadian-American actor, producer, and author
1961
Aaron Sorkin, American screenwriter, producer, and playwright
1960
Steve Paikin, Canadian journalist and author
1959
Peter Fowler, Australian golfer
1958
David Ancrum, American basketball player and coach
1957
Randy Read, English crystallographer and academic
1956
Berit Aunli, Norwegian skier
1956
Patricia Cornwell, American journalist and author
1956
Marek Gazdzicki, Polish nuclear physicist
1956
Joaquín, Spanish footballer
1956
John Le Lievre, British squash player
1956
Kayhan Mortezavi, Iranian director
1956
Francine Raymond, French Canadian singer songwriter
1956
Nikolai Tsonev, Bulgarian politician
1956
Rudolf Wojtowicz, Polish footballer
1954
Pete Byrne, English singer-songwriter (Naked Eyes)
1954
Paul Chapman, Welsh guitarist and songwriter
1954
Gregory Maguire, American author
1954
Elizabeth May, American-Canadian environmentalist, lawyer, and politician
1954
George Pérez, American author and illustrator
1953
Ken Navarro, Italian-American guitarist and composer
1952
Uzi Hitman, Israeli singer-songwriter (d. 2004)
1952
Billy Knight, American basketball player
1951
Michael Patrick Cronan, American graphic designer and academic (d. 2013)
1951
James Newton Howard, American composer, conductor, and producer
1951
Dave Parker, American baseball player and coach
1951
Brian Taylor, American basketball player
1950
Trevor Bolder, English bass player, songwriter, and producer (d. 2013)
1950
Fred Jackson, American football player and coach
1950
Giorgos Kastrinakis, Greek-American basketball player
1949
Kiran Bedi, Indian police officer and activist
1948
Jim Bailey, American football player
1948
Gudrun Schyman, Swedish social worker and politician
1947
Robert Indermaur, Swiss painter
1947
Robbie Vincent, UK disc jockey and radio presenter
1946
Deyda Hydara, Gambian journalist and publisher, co-founded The Point (d. 2004)
1946
James Kelman, Scottish author and playwright
1946
Peter Kilfoyle, English politician
1946
Giulio Terzi di Sant'Agata, Italian politician and diplomat, Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs
1944
Janric Craig, 3rd Viscount Craigavon, English accountant and politician
1944
Wally Gabler, American football player and sportscaster
1943
John Fitzpatrick, English race car driver
1943
Charles Saatchi, Iraqi-English businessman, co-founded Saatchi & Saatchi
1942
Anton Burghardt, German footballer and manager
1942
Ossie Clark, English fashion designer (d. 1996)
1942
Nicholas Lloyd, English journalist
1941
Jon Lord, English singer-songwriter and keyboard player (d. 2012)
1940
André Vallerand, Canadian businessman and politician
1939
Ileana Cotrubaș, Romanian soprano and actress
1939
Eric Fernie, Scottish historian and academic
1939
David Hobbs, English race car driver and sportscaster
1939
Dick Vitale, American basketball player, coach, and sportscaster
1939
Charles Webb, American author
1938
Jeremy Hardie, English economist and businessman
1938
Giles Havergal, Scottish actor, director, and playwright
1938
Charles Wuorinen, American composer and educator
1937
Harald Rosenthal, German hydrobiologist and academic
1936
Nell Dunn, English playwright, screenwriter and author
1936
Mick O'Dwyer, Irish Gaelic footballer and manager
1936
George Radda, Hungarian chemist and academic
1935
Dutch Savage, American wrestler and promoter (d. 2013)
1934
Michael Mates, English colonel and politician
1934
Jackie Wilson, American singer-songwriter (d. 1984)
1933
Al Cantello, American javelin thrower and coach
1931
Jackie Mason, American comedian, actor, and screenwriter
1931
Nandini Satpathy, Indian author and politician, 8th Chief Minister of Odisha (d. 2006)
1931
Bill Virdon, American baseball player, coach, and manager
1930
Barbara, French singer (d. 1997)
1930
Jordi Pujol, Spanish physician and politician, 126th President of the Generalitat de Catalunya
1929
Johnny Ace, American singer and pianist (d. 1954)
1928
R. Geraint Gruffydd, Welsh critic and academic (d. 2015)
1927
Jim Nolan, American basketball player (d. 1983)
1926
Calvin "Fuzz" Jones, American singer and bass player (d. 2010)
1926
Happy Rockefeller, American philanthropist, 31st Second Lady of the United States (d. 2015)
1925
Keith Laumer, American soldier and author (d. 1993)
1925
Herman Sarkowsky, German-American businessman and philanthropist, co-founded the Seattle Seahawks (d. 2014)
1924
Ed Farhat, American wrestler and manager (d. 2003)
1923
Gerald Götting, German politician (d. 2015)
1922
George Axelrod, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2003)
1922
John Gillespie Magee, Jr., Chinese-American pilot and poet (d. 1941)
1922
Fernand Seguin, Canadian biochemist and academic (d. 1988)
1921
Arthur Hertzberg, American rabbi and scholar (d. 2006)
1921
Jean Lacouture, French journalist, historian, and author (d. 2015)
1918
John Hospers, American philosopher and politician (d. 2011)
1917
Eric Hobsbawm, Egyptian-English historian and author (d. 2012)
1916
Jurij Brězan, German soldier and author (d. 2006)
1916
Siegfried Graetschus, German SS officer (d. 1943)
1916
Robert McNamara, American businessman and politician, 8th United States Secretary of Defense (d. 2009)
1915
Jim McDonald, American football player and coach (d. 1997)
1915
Les Paul, American guitarist and songwriter (d. 2009)
1912
Ingolf Dahl, German-American pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1970)
1910
Robert Cummings, American actor, singer, and director (d. 1990)
1910
Ted Hicks, Australian public servant and diplomat, Australian High Commissioner to New Zealand (d. 1984)
1908
Luis Kutner, American lawyer, author, and activist (d. 1993)
1908
Branch McCracken, American basketball player and coach (d. 1970)
1906
Robert Klark Graham, American eugenicist and businessman, founded Repository for Germinal Choice (d. 1997)
1903
Felice Bonetto, Italian race car driver (d. 1953)
1903
Marcia Davenport, American author and critic (d. 1996)
1902
Skip James, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1969)
1900
Fred Waring, American singer, bandleader, and television host (d. 1984)
1898
Luigi Fagioli, Italian race car driver (d. 1952)
1895
Archie Weston, American football player and journalist (d. 1981)
1893
Irish Meusel, American baseball player and coach (d. 1963)
1891
Cole Porter, American composer and songwriter (d. 1964)
1890
Leslie Banks, English actor, director, and producer (d. 1952)
1885
Felicjan Sławoj Składkowski, Polish general and politician, 27th Prime Minister of Poland (d. 1962)
1882
Robert Kerr, Irish-Canadian sprinter and coach (d. 1963)
1879
Harry DeBaecke, American rower (d. 1961)
1875
Henry Hallett Dale, English pharmacologist and physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1968)
1874
Launceston Elliot, Scottish weightlifter and wrestler (d. 1930)
1868
Jane Avril, French model and dancer (d. 1943)
1865
Albéric Magnard, French composer and educator (d. 1914)
1865
Carl Nielsen, Danish violinist, composer, and conductor (d. 1931)
1864
Jeanne Bérangère, French actress (d. 1928)
1862
Ernest William Moir, English civil engineer (d. 1933)
1861
Pierre Duhem, French physicist, mathematician, and historian (d. 1916)
1861
Gustav Heinrich Johann Apollon Tammann, Russian-German chemist and physicist (d. 1938)
1859
Doveton Sturdee, English military officer (d. 1925)
1851
Charles Joseph Bonaparte, American lawyer and politician, 46th United States Attorney General (d. 1921)
1849
Michael Ancher, Danish painter and academic (d. 1927)
1845
Gilbert Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound, 4th Earl of Minto, English soldier, academic, and politician, 36th Governor-General of India (d. 1914)
1845
Frank Norton, American baseball player (d. 1920)
1843
Bertha von Suttner, Austrian journalist and author, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1914)
1842
Hazard Stevens, American military officer, mountaineer, politician and writer (d. 1918)
1837
Anne Isabella Thackeray Ritchie, English author (d. 1919)
1836
Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, English physician and politician (d. 1917)
1812
Johann Gottfried Galle, German astronomer and academic (d. 1910)
1810
Otto Nicolai, German composer and conductor (d. 1849)
1781
George Stephenson, English engineer, designed the Liverpool and Manchester Railway (d. 1848)
1768
Samuel Slater, English-American engineer and businessman (d. 1835)
1754
Francis Mackenzie, 1st Baron Seaforth, English general and politician, Governor of Barbados (d. 1815)
1732
Giuseppe Demachi, Italian violinist and composer (d. 1791)
1696
Shiva Rajaram, infant Chattrapati of the Maratha Empire (d. 1726)
1686
Andrey Osterman, German-Russian politician, Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs (d. 1747)
1672
Peter the Great, Russian emperor (d. 1725)
1661
Feodor III of Russia (d. 1682)
1640
Leopold I, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1705)
1597
Pieter Jansz. Saenredam, Dutch painter (d. 1665)
1595
Władysław IV Vasa, Polish king (d. 1648)
1588
Johann Andreas Herbst, German composer and theorist (d. 1666)
1580
Daniel Heinsius, Belgian poet and scholar (d. 1655)
1424
Blanche II of Navarre (d. 1464)
1016
Deokjong of Goryeo, ruler of Korea (d. 1034)

Deaths On This Day

2018
Fadil Vokrri, Kosovo Albanian football administrator and player (b. 1960)
2017
Adam West, American actor and investor (b. 1928)
2015
Pumpkinhead, American rapper (b. 1975)
2015
Pedro Zerolo, Spanish lawyer and politician (b. 1960)
2014
Bernard Agré, Ivorian cardinal (b. 1926)
2014
Rik Mayall, English comedian, actor, and screenwriter (b. 1958)
2014
Elsie Quarterman, American ecologist and academic (b. 1910)
2014
Alicemarie Huber Stotler, American lawyer and judge (b. 1942)
2014
Gustave Tassell, American fashion designer (b. 1926)
2014
Bob Welch, American baseball player and coach (b. 1956)
2013
Iain Banks, Scottish author (b. 1954)
2013
Bruno Bartoletti, Italian conductor (b. 1926)
2013
John Burke, English rugby player (b. 1948)
2013
Walter Jens, German philologist, historian, and academic (b. 1923)
2013
Zdeněk Rotrekl, Czech poet and historian (b. 1920)
2012
Régis Clère, French cyclist (b. 1956)
2012
John Maples, Baron Maples, English lawyer and politician, Shadow Secretary of State for Defence (b. 1943)
2012
Ivan Minatti, Slovene poet and translator (b. 1924)
2012
Hawk Taylor, American baseball player and coach (b. 1939)
2012
Abram Wilson, American-English trumpet player and educator (b. 1973)
2011
M. F. Husain, Indian painter and director (b. 1915)
2011
Tomoko Kawakami, Japanese voice actress (b. 1970)
2011
Mike Mitchell, American basketball player (b. 1956)
2009
Dick May, American race car driver (b. 1930)
2008
Algis Budrys, Lithuanian-American author and critic (b. 1931)
2008
Suleiman Mousa, Jordanian historian and author (b. 1919)
2007
Frankie Abernathy, American purse designer, cast-member on The Real World: San Diego (b. 1981)
2006
Drafi Deutscher, German singer-songwriter (b. 1946)
2004
Rosey Brown, American football player and coach (b. 1932)
2004
Brian Williamson, Jamaican activist, co-founded J-FLAG (b. 1945)
2000
John Abramovic, American basketball player (b. 1919)
2000
Jacob Lawrence, American painter and academic (b. 1917)
1998
Lois Mailou Jones, American painter and academic (b. 1905)
1997
Stanley Knowles, American-Canadian academic and politician (b. 1908)
1994
Jan Tinbergen, Dutch economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1903)
1993
Alexis Smith, Canadian-born American actress (b. 1921)
1991
Claudio Arrau, Chilean-American pianist and educator (b. 1903)
1989
George Wells Beadle, American geneticist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1903)
1984
Helen Hardin, American painter (b. 1943)
1981
Allen Ludden, American game show host (b. 1917)
1979
Cyclone Taylor, Canadian ice hockey player and civil servant (b. 1884)
1974
Miguel Ángel Asturias, Guatemalan journalist, author, and poet, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1899)
1973
Chuck Bennett, American football player and coach (b. 1907)
1973
John Creasey, English author and politician (b. 1908)
1973
Erich von Manstein, German general (b. 1887)
1972
Gilberto Parlotti, Italian motorcycle racer (b. 1940)
1968
Bernard Cronin, Australian author and journalist (b. 1884)
1964
Max Aitken, 1st Baron Beaverbrook, British businessman and politician, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (b. 1879)
1963
Jacques Villon, French painter (b.1875)
1961
Camille Guérin, French veterinarian, bacteriologist and immunologist (b. 1872)
1960
Harry S. Hammond, American football player and businessman (b. 1884)
1959
Adolf Otto Reinhold Windaus, German chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1876)
1958
Robert Donat, English actor (b. 1905)
1956
Chandrashekhar Agashe, Indian industrialist and lawyer (b. 1888)
1956
Hans Bergsland, Norwegian fencer (b. 1878)
1956
Thomas Hicks, Australian tennis player (b. 1869)
1956
Ferdinand Jodl, German general (b. 1896)
1953
Ernest Graves, Sr., American football player, coach, and general (b. 1880)
1952
Adolf Busch, German-Austrian violinist and composer (b. 1891)
1942
František Erben, Czech gymnast (b. 1874)
1929
Louis Bennison, American stage and silent film actor (b. 1884)
1929
Margaret Lawrence, American stage actress (b. 1889)
1927
Victoria Woodhull, American activist for women's rights (b. 1838)
1923
Princess Helena of the United Kingdom (b. 1846)
1901
Adolf Bötticher, German historian and author (b. 1842)
1892
William Grant Stairs, Canadian-English captain and explorer (b. 1863)
1889
Mike Burke, American baseball player (b. 1854)
1875
Gérard Paul Deshayes, French geologist and conchologist (b. 1795)
1870
Charles Dickens, English novelist and critic (b. 1812)
1834
William Carey, English minister and missionary (b. 1761)
1717
Jeanne Guyon, French mystic and author (b. 1648)
1716
Banda Singh Bahadur, Indian commander (b. 1670)
1656
Thomas Tomkins, Welsh-English composer (b. 1572)
1647
Leonard Calvert, Colonial governor of Maryland (b. 1606)
1597
José de Anchieta, Spanish Jesuit missionary (b. 1534)
1583
Thomas Radclyffe, 3rd Earl of Sussex, English politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (b. 1525)
1572
Jeanne d'Albret, Navarrese queen and Huguenot leader (b. 1528)
1563
William Paget, 1st Baron Paget, English accountant and politician, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (b. 1506)
1361
Philippe de Vitry, French composer and poet (b. 1291)
1348
Ambrogio Lorenzetti, Sienese painter (b. 1290)
1252
Otto I, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg
1238
Peter des Roches, bishop of Winchester
1087
Otto I of Olomouc (b. 1045)
1075
Gebhard of Supplinburg, Saxon count
908
Yang Wo, Prince of Hongnong
889
Aimoin, Frankish monk and archivist
630
Shahrbaraz, king of the Persian Empire
597
Columba, Irish missionary and saint (b. 521)
373
Ephrem the Syrian, hymnographer and theologian (b. 306)
AD 68
Nero, Roman emperor (b. 37)

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