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On This Day in History:  March 12

March 12 is the 71st day of the year (72nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 294 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2021
Michigan lottery club claims $1.05 billion Mega Millions jackpot. Nearly two months after it was announced that one single Michigan ticket matched all six numbers to win the unimaginably huge $1.05 billion Mega Millions jackpot, an Oakland County lottery club stepped forward to claim the prize.
2021
Idaho Lottery says it's working with Legislature on 'alternative path forward' for Powerball. The Idaho Lottery took to Facebook Wednesday after lawmakers killed legislation that would have allowed Powerball to be played in the state.
2020
Alabama lottery bill filed in House with 70 co-sponsors. Alabama Rep. Steve Clouse, R-Ozark, filed an education lottery bill Tuesday with 70 co-sponsors that if passed would go to the ballot as a constitutional amendment for people to vote on.
2020
Illinois Lottery releases 2020 MS Project instant ticket. The Illinois Lottery this week released its annual "MS Project" scratch-off ticket, with all proceeds going to research for a multiple sclerosis (MS) cure, as well as providing treatment for those living with the disease.
2020
Longtime Rhode Island Lottery chief Gerald Aubin retiring. The longtime head of the Rhode Island Lottery is stepping down.
2019
NJ joins DOJ lawsuit over Wire Act interpretation. New Jersey is joining New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, and several lottery companies in a suit seeking to invalidate the U.S. Department of Justice's legal ruling last year which critics said could hurt the state's multibillion-dollar online gaming and sports betting industries, Attorney Gurbir Grewal announced Monday.
2018
Judge rules $560M Powerball lottery winner can stay anonymous. A judge ruled Monday that a New Hampshire woman who won a Powerball jackpot worth nearly $560 million can keep her identity private, but not her hometown.
2018
NJ Lottery holds annual second-chance grand prize drawing event. A lucky group of 15 people turned their losing New Jersey lottery tickets into big bucks, including a Monmouth County woman who won $1 million.
2015
Lottery windfalls can buy anything except anonymity. Former Canadian lottery winners discuss what it's like to win the jackpot, and say lucky ticket holders should prepare for a wave of unwanted attention after they claim their prize.
2015
Winner of $50 million Lotto Max jackpot claims prize just before it expires. A winning $50 million Lotto Max ticket has been presented to British Columbia lottery officials, just days before the one-year deadline to claim the prize was set to expire.
2014
$353 MILLION: Red hot Mega Millions jackpot set for Friday. Less than 3 months after the multi-state Mega Millions lottery game featured a near-record $648 million jackpot, it is two draws away from doing it again.
2014
Sick of traffic, man stops and buys lottery tickets... and wins $5 million. A Long Island electrician got sick of waiting in a traffic jam, so he pulled over at a gift shop to buy scratch-off tickets -- and won $5 million.
2011
Ohio Gov. considering privatizing management of lottery. A proposal to privatize the management of the Ohio Lottery Commission was submitted this week to the nonpartisan Legislative Service Commission, which researches Ohio's budgets and laws.
2010
Lottery slaying now a 1st-degree case. A grand jury indicted Dorice Donegan "Dee Dee" Moore on Thursday on a charge of first-degree murder in the death and disappearance of Florida Lottery winner Abraham Shakespeare.
2007
Change in Penn. Lottery scratch tickets removes shortcut. A change in the format of Pennsylvania Lottery scratch-off tickets to prevent fraud means that some lottery players could be mistakenly tossing away winning tickets, retailers said.
2004
Connecticut Lottery Systems will be Shut Down Sunday. The Connecticut Lottery Corp. is shutting down its system statewide on Sunday to upgrade its software system.
2004
Virginia Schools Got $12 Million from Mega Millions Jackpot Runup. The ticket worth $239 million in last month's Mega Millions lottery wasn't the only winner, as public schools got more than $11.5 million.
2004
Whittaker Robbed Again and Again. The man who won the largest single lottery jackpot in U.S. history has had a run of bad luck this week: He's been robbed twice and sued.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$448.2 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 13, 2019
2.$417.3 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 14, 2018
3.$353 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 14, 2014
4.$318 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 13, 2018
5.$230 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 12, 2008
6.$212 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 13, 2010
7.$183 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 13, 2013
8.€129 Million
US$179.25 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Mar 14, 2014
9.$172 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 15, 2011
10.$171 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 13, 2012
11.$170.9 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 13, 2021
12.$165 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 14, 2007
13.€105 Million
US$148.73 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Mar 18, 2011
14.€120.96 Million
US$144.58 Million
Draw Date
Mar 13, 2021
15.€112.7 Million
US$139.4 Million
Draw Date
Mar 13, 2018
16.$137 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 14, 2015
17.€118.25 Million
US$133.37 Million
Draw Date
Mar 12, 2019
18.$123 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 15, 2017
19.$120 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 14, 2020
20.$119 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 14, 2017
21.$90 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 13, 2004
22.€79 Million
US$83.96 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Mar 14, 2017
23.€73 Million
US$82.34 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Mar 12, 2019
24.$80 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 13, 2020
25.$79 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 12, 2021

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1991
Tuesday, Mar 12, 1991
30 years old
1991
Tuesday, Mar 12, 1991
30 years old
1989
Sunday, Mar 12, 1989
32 years old
1985
Tuesday, Mar 12, 1985
36 years old
1983
Saturday, Mar 12, 1983
38 years old
1979
Monday, Mar 12, 1979
42 years old
1971
Friday, Mar 12, 1971
50 years old
1968
Tuesday, Mar 12, 1968
53 years old
1968
Tuesday, Mar 12, 1968
53 years old
1966
Saturday, Mar 12, 1966
55 years old
1957
Tuesday, Mar 12, 1957
64 years old
1954
Friday, Mar 12, 1954
67 years old
1954
Friday, Mar 12, 1954
67 years old
1943
Friday, Mar 12, 1943
78 years old
1929
Tuesday, Mar 12, 1929
92 years old
(year not provided)
(year not provided)
(year not provided)

Worldwide Events On This Day

2020
The United States suspends travel from Europe due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
2019
In the House of Commons, the revised EU Withdrawal Bill was rejected by a margin of 149 votes.
2014
A gas explosion in the New York City neighborhood of East Harlem kills eight and injures 70 others.
2011
A reactor at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant explodes and releases radioactivity into the atmosphere a day after the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami.
2009
Financier Bernie Madoff pleads guilty to one of the largest frauds in Wall Street's history.
2004
The President of South Korea, Roh Moo-hyun, is impeached by its National Assembly: the first such impeachment in the nation's history.
2003
Zoran Đinđić, Prime Minister of Serbia, is assassinated in Belgrade.
2003
The World Health Organization officially release a global warning of outbreaks of Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS).
1999
Former Warsaw Pact members the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland join NATO.
1993
Several bombs explode in Mumbai, India, killing about 300 people and injuring hundreds more.
1993
North Korea announces that it will withdraw from the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons and refuses to allow inspectors access to its nuclear sites.
1992
Mauritius becomes a republic while remaining a member of the Commonwealth of Nations.
1989
Sir Tim Berners-Lee submits his proposal to CERN for an information management system, which subsequently develops into the world wide web.
1971
The 1971 Turkish military memorandum is sent to the Süleyman Demirel government of Turkey and the government resigns.
1968
Mauritius achieves independence from the United Kingdom.
1967
Suharto takes power from Sukarno when the People's Consultative Assembly inaugurate him as Acting President of Indonesia.
1950
The Llandow air disaster kills 80 people when the aircraft they are travelling in crashes near Sigingstone, Wales. At the time this was the world's deadliest air disaster.
1947
Cold War: The Truman Doctrine is proclaimed to help stem the spread of Communism.
1942
The Battle of Java ends with the surrender of the American-British-Dutch-Australian Command to the Japanese Empire in Bandung, West Java, Dutch East Indies.
1940
Winter War: Finland signs the Moscow Peace Treaty with the Soviet Union, ceding almost all of Finnish Karelia.
1938
Anschluss:German troops occupy and absorb Austria.
1933
Great Depression: Franklin D. Roosevelt addresses the nation for the first time as President of the United States. This is also the first of his "fireside chats".
1930
Mahatma Gandhi begins the Salt March, a 200-mile march to the sea to protest the British monopoly on salt in India.
1928
In California, the St. Francis Dam fails; the resulting floods kill 431 people.
1920
The Kapp Putsch begins when the Marinebrigade Ehrhardt is ordered to march on Berlin.
1918
Moscow becomes the capital of Russia again after Saint Petersburg held this status for most of the period since 1713.
1913
The future capital of Australia is officially named Canberra.
1912
The Girl Guides (later renamed the Girl Scouts of the USA) are founded in the United States.
1811
Peninsular War: A day after a successful rearguard action, French MarshalMichel Ney once again successfully delays the pursuing Anglo-Portuguese force at the Battle of Redinha.
1689
James II of England landed at Kinsale, starting the Williamite War in Ireland.
1622
Ignatius of Loyola and Francis Xavier, founders of the Society of Jesus, are canonized by the Roman Catholic Church.
538
Vitiges, king of the Ostrogoths ends his siege of Rome and retreats to Ravenna, leaving the city in the hands of the victorious Byzantine general, Belisarius.

Births On This Day

1998
Mecole Hardman, American football player
1998
Daniel Samohin, Israeli figure skater
1998
Elizaveta Ukolova, Czech figure skater
1997
Dean Henderson, English footballer
1997
Allan Saint-Maximin, French footballer
1997
Felipe Vizeu, Brazilian footballer
1996
Sehrou Guirassy, French footballer
1996
Karim Hafez, Egyptian footballer
1996
Robert Murić, Croatian footballer
1994
Katie Archibald, Scottish track cyclist
1994
Jerami Grant, American basketball player
1994
Christina Grimmie, American singer-songwriter (d. 2016)
1993
Shehu Abdullahi, Nigerian footballer
1993
Amjad Attwan, Iraqi footballer
1993
Anton Shramchenko, Belarusian footballer
1992
Daniele Baselli, Italian footballer
1992
Jordan Ferri, French footballer
1992
Ciara Mageean, Irish middle-distance runner
1992
Jiří Skalák, Czech footballer
1991
Felix Kroos, German footballer
1991
Niclas Heimann, German footballer
1991
Leandro Fernandez, Argentine footballer
1990
Alexander Kröckel, German skeleton racer
1990
Irakli Kvekveskiri, Georgian footballer
1990
Dawid Kubacki, Polish ski jumper
1990
Matias Myttynen, Finnish ice hockey player
1990
Ilija Nestorovski, Macedonian footballer
1990
Milena Raičević, Montenegrin handballer
1990
Mikko Sumusalo, Finnish footballer
1989
Jordan Adéoti, French footballer
1989
Vytautas Černiauskas, Lithuanian footballer
1989
Tyler Clary, former American swimmer
1989
Richard Eckersley, English footballer
1989
Chen Jianghua, Chinese basketball player
1989
Siim Luts, Estonian footballer
1988
Sebastian Brendel, German canoe racer
1988
Kostas Mitroglou, Greek footballer
1988
Cristian Chagas Tarouco, Brazilian footballer
1987
Manuele Boaro, Italian cyclist
1987
Jessica Hardy, American swimmer
1987
Maxwell Holt, American volleyball player
1987
Teimour Radjabov, Azerbaijani chess player
1987
Chris Seitz, American soccer player
1987
Vadim Shipachyov, Russian ice hockey player
1987
Pablo Velázquez, Paraguayan footballer
1986
Martynas Andriuškevičius, Lithuanian basketball player
1986
Oleh Dopilka, Ukrainian footballer
1986
Danny Jones, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
1986
Ben Offereins, Australian runner
1986
František Rajtoral, Czech footballer (d. 2017)
1985
Marco Bonanomi, Italian racing driver
1985
Aleksandr Bukharov, Russian footballer
1985
Ed Clancy, English track and road cyclist
1985
Andriy Tovt, Ukrainian footballer
1984
Shreya Ghoshal, Indian singer
1984
Jaimie Alexander, American actress
1983
Atif Aslam, Pakistani singer and actor
1982
Lili Bordán, Hungarian-American actress
1982
Samm Levine, American actor and comedian
1982
Ilya Nikulin, Russian ice hockey player
1982
Hisato Satō, Japanese footballer
1982
Yūto Satō, Japanese footballer
1982
Tobias Schweinsteiger, German footballer
1981
Kenta Kobayashi, Japanese wrestler and kick-boxer
1981
Katarina Srebotnik, Slovenian tennis player
1981
Holly Williams, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1980
Césinha, Brazilian footballer
1980
Becky Holliday, American pole vaulter
1980
Jens Mouris, Dutch cyclist
1980
Douglas Murray, Swedish ice hockey player
1979
Rhys Coiro, American actor
1979
Pete Doherty, English musician, songwriter, actor, poet, writer, and artist
1979
Jamie Dwyer, Australian field hockey player and coach
1979
Gerard López, former Spanish footballer
1979
Ben Sandford, New Zealand skeleton racer
1979
Tim Wieskötter, German sprint canoer
1979
Edwin Villafuerte, Ecuadorian goalkeeper
1978
Casey Mears, American race car driver
1978
Marco Ferreira, Portuguese footballer
1978
Arina Tanemura, Japanese author and illustrator
1977
Michelle Burgher, track and field athlete
1977
Ramiro Corrales, American soccer player
1977
Amdy Faye, former Senegalese footballer
1977
Brent Johnson, American ice hockey player
1976
Deron Quint, American ice hockey defenseman
1976
Zhao Wei, Chinese actress, film director, producer and pop singer
1975
Nicolae Grigore, former Romanian footballer
1975
Edgaras Jankauskas, former Lithuanian footballer
1975
Srđan Pecelj, Bosnian footballer
1974
Charles Akonnor, former Ghanaian footballer
1974
Walid Badir, former Israeli footballer
1972
Doron Sheffer, Israeli basketball player
1971
Isaiah Rider, American basketball player and rapper
1971
Dragutin Topić, Serbian high jumper
1970
Karen Bradley, British politician
1970
Dave Eggers, American author and screenwriter
1970
Mathias Grönberg, Swedish golfer
1970
Rex Walters, American basketball player and coach
1969
Graham Coxon, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
1969
Jake Tapper, American journalist and author
1968
Tammy Duckworth, Thai-American colonel, pilot, and politician
1968
Aaron Eckhart, American actor and producer
1967
Julio Dely Valdés, Panamanian footballer and manager
1966
David Daniels, American countertenor
1966
Grant Long, American basketball player and sportscaster
1965
Steve Finley, American baseball player
1965
Ivari Padar, former Minister of Finance and Minister of Agriculture of the Estonian Social Democratic Party
1964
Dieter Eckstein, retired German footballer
1964
Umirzak Shukeyev, Kazakh chairman of Samruk-Kazyna
1963
John Andretti, American race car driver (d. 2020)
1963
Candy Costie, American swimmer
1963
Joaquim Cruz, Brazilian runner and coach
1963
Reiner Gies, German boxer
1963
Ian Holloway, English footballer and manager
1963
Paul Way, English golfer
1962
Julia Campbell, American actress
1962
Andreas Köpke, former German footballer
1962
Chris Sanders, American illustrator and voice actor
1962
Darryl Strawberry, American baseball player and minister
1960
Jason Beghe, American actor
1960
Courtney B. Vance, American actor and painter
1959
Milorad Dodik, Bosnian Serb politician and president of Republika Srpska
1959
Luenell, American comedian and actress
1959
Michael Walter, German luger (d. 2016)
1958
Phil Anderson, English-Australian cyclist
1957
Patrick Battiston, French footballer and coach
1957
Marlon Jackson, American singer-songwriter and dancer
1957
Andrey Lopatov, Soviet basketball player
1956
Ove Aunli, former Norwegian cross-country skier
1956
Stanisław Bobak, Polish ski jumper (d. 2010)
1956
Steve Harris, English bass player and songwriter
1956
Lesley Manville, English actress
1956
Dale Murphy, American baseball player, coach, and sportscaster
1956
Pim Verbeek, Dutch football manager (d. 2019)
1954
Anish Kapoor, Indian-English sculptor
1953
Pavel Pinigin, former Soviet wrestler and Olympic champion
1952
André Comte-Sponville, French philosopher
1952
Yasuhiko Okudera, former Japanese footballer
1952
John Mitchell, English footballer, forward
1950
Javier Clemente, Spanish footballer and manager
1949
Rob Cohen, American director, producer, and screenwriter
1949
David Mellor, British politician
1948
Virginia Bottomley, Scottish social worker and politician, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
1948
Kent Conrad, American politician
1948
James Taylor, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1947
Peter Harry Carstensen, German educator and politician
1947
Jan-Erik Enestam, Finland-Swedish politician
1947
David Rigert, Soviet Olympic weightlifter
1947
Mitt Romney, American businessman and politician, 70th Governor of Massachusetts
1946
Dean Cundey, American cinematographer and film director
1946
Liza Minnelli, American actress, singer and dancer
1946
Frank Welker, American voice actor and singer
1945
Anne Summers, Australian feminist writer, editor, publisher and public servant
1944
Erwin Mueller, former American basketball player (d. 2018)
1943
Ratko Mladić, Serbian general
1942
Jimmy Wynn, American baseball player (d. 2020)
1941
Josip Skoblar, former Croatian footballer
1940
Al Jarreau, American singer (d. 2017)
1938
Vladimir Msryan, Armenian actor (d. 2010)
1938
Johnny Rutherford, American race car driver and sportscaster
1938
Juan Horacio Suárez, Argentine bishop
1938
Ron Tutt, American drummer
1937
Zoltán Horvath, Hungarian sabre fencer
1937
Zurab Sotkilava, Georgian operatic tenor (d. 2017)
1936
Virginia Hamilton, American children's books author (d. 2002)
1936
Michał Heller, Polish professor of philosophy
1936
Eddie Sutton, American basketball player and coach (d. 2020)
1934
Francisco J. Ayala, Spanish-American evolutionary biologist and philosopher
1933
Myrna Fahey, American actress (d. 1973)
1933
Barbara Feldon, American actress
1932
Bob Houbregs, Canadian basketball player (d. 2014)
1932
Andrew Young, American pastor and politician, 14th United States Ambassador to the United Nations
1931
Józef Tischner, Polish priest and philosopher (d. 2000)
1930
Antony Acland, British former diplomat and Provost of Eton College
1929
Win Tin, Burmese journalist and politician, co-founded the National League for Democracy (d. 2014)
1928
Edward Albee, American director and playwright (d. 2016)
1927
Raúl Alfonsín, Argentinian lawyer and politician, 46th President of Argentina (d. 2009)
1927
Emmett Leith, professor of electrical engineering and co-inventor of three-dimensional holography (d. 2005)
1927
Sudharmono, 5th Vice President of Indonesia (d. 2006)
1926
George Ariyoshi, American lawyer and politician, 3rd Governor of Hawaii
1926
Arthur A. Hartman, American career diplomat (d. 2015)
1926
John Clellon Holmes, American author and professor (d. 1988)
1926
David Nadien, American violinist (d. 2014)
1925
Leo Esaki, Japanese physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
1925
Harry Harrison, American author and illustrator (d. 2012)
1923
Hjalmar Andersen, Norwegian speed skater and cyclist (d. 2013)
1923
Norbert Brainin, Austrian violinist (d. 2005)
1923
Wally Schirra, American captain, pilot, and astronaut (d. 2007)
1923
Mae Young, American wrestler (d. 2014)
1922
Jack Kerouac, American author and poet (d. 1969)
1922
Lane Kirkland, American sailor and union leader (d. 1999)
1921
Gianni Agnelli, Italian businessman (d. 2001)
1921
Gordon MacRae, American actor and singer (d. 1986)
1918
Pádraig Faulkner, Irish Fianna Fáil politician (d. 2012)
1918
Elaine de Kooning, American painter and academic (d. 1989)
1917
Leonard Chess, American record company executive, co-founder of Chess Records (d. 1969)
1917
Millard Kaufman, American author and screenwriter (d. 2009)
1917
Googie Withers, Indian-Australian actress (d. 2011)
1915
Alberto Burri, Italian painter and sculptor (d. 1995)
1915
Jiří Mucha, Czech journalist (d. 1991)
1913
Yashwantrao Chavan, Indian politician, 5th Deputy Prime Minister of India (d. 1984)
1913
Agathe von Trapp, Hungarian-American singer and author (d. 2010)
1912
Willie Hall, English international footballer (d. 1967)
1912
Irving Layton, Romanian-Canadian poet and academic (d. 2006)
1911
Gustavo Díaz Ordaz, Mexican academic and politician, 49th President of Mexico (d. 1979)
1910
Masayoshi Ōhira, Japanese politician, 68th Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1980)
1910
László Lékai, Archbishop of Esztergom and Cardinal (d. 1986)
1909
Petras Cvirka, Lithuanian author (d. 1947)
1908
Rita Angus, New Zealand painter (d. 1970)
1908
David Marshall, Singaporean lawyer and politician, 1st Chief Minister of Singapore (d. 1995)
1907
Dorrit Hoffleit, American astronomer and academic (d. 2007)
1905
Takashi Shimura, Japanese actor (d. 1982)
1904
Lyudmila Keldysh, Russian mathematician (d. 1976)
1900
Rinus van den Berge, Dutch athlete (d. 1972)
1900
Gustavo Rojas Pinilla, 19th President of Colombia (d. 1975)
1899
Ramón Muttis, Argentine footballer (d. 1955)
1898
Tian Han, Chinese playwright (d. 1968)
1898
Luitpold Steidle, German army officer and politician (d. 1984)
1896
Jesse Fuller, American singer-songwriter and musician (d. 1976)
1890
Evert Taube, Swedish singer-songwriter and lute player (d. 1976)
1888
Walter Hermann Bucher, German-American geologist and paleontologist (d. 1965)
1888
Hans Knappertsbusch, German conductor (d. 1965)
1883
Sándor Jávorka, Hungarian botanist (d. 1961)
1882
Carlos Blanco Galindo, Bolivian politician (d. 1943)
1881
Väinö Tanner, Finnish politician of Social Democratic Party of Finland (d. 1966)
1880
Henry Drysdale Dakin, English-American chemist and academic (d. 1952)
1878
Gemma Galgani, Italian mystic and saint (d. 1903)
1877
Wilhelm Frick, German lawyer and politician, German Federal Minister of the Interior (d. 1946)
1874
Edmund Eysler, Austrian composer (d. 1949)
1869
George Forbes, New Zealand politician, 22nd Prime Minister of New Zealand (d. 1947)
1864
W. H. R. Rivers, English anthropologist, neurologist, ethnologist, and psychiatrist (d. 1922)
1863
Gabriele D'Annunzio, Italian soldier, journalist, poet, and playwright (d. 1938)
1863
Vladimir Vernadsky, Russian and Ukrainian mineralogist and chemist (d. 1945)
1860
Eric Stenbock, Estonian poet and author (d. 1895)
1859
Ernesto Cesàro, Italian mathematician (d. 1906)
1858
Adolph Ochs, American publisher (d. 1935)
1857
William V. Ranous, American actor and director (d. 1915)
1855
Eduard Birnbaum, Polish-born German cantor (d. 1920)
1843
Gabriel Tarde, French sociologist and criminologist (d. 1904)
1838
William Henry Perkin, English chemist and academic (d. 1907)
1837
Alexandre Guilmant, French organist and composer (d. 1911)
1835
Simon Newcomb, Canadian-American astronomer and mathematician (d. 1909)
1835
Sigismondo Savona, Maltese educator and politician (d. 1908)
1834
Hilary A. Herbert, Secretary of the Navy (d. 1919)
1832
Charles Boycott, English farmer and agent (d. 1897)
1824
Gustav Kirchhoff, Russian-German physicist and academic (d. 1887)
1823
Katsu Kaishū, Japanese statesman (d. 1899)
1821
John Abbott, Canadian lawyer and politician, 3rd Prime Minister of Canada (d. 1893)
1821
Medo Pucić, Croatian writer and politician (d. 1882)
1815
Louis-Jules Trochu, French military leader and politician (d. 1896)
1807
James Abbott, Indian Army officer (d. 1896)
1806
Jane Pierce, American wife of Franklin Pierce, 15th First Lady of the United States (d. 1863)
1795
William Lyon Mackenzie, Scottish-Canadian journalist and politician, 1st Mayor of Toronto (d. 1861)
1795
George Tyler Wood, American military officer and politician (d. 1858)
1784
William Buckland, English geologist and paleontologist; Dean of Westminster (d. 1856)
1781
Frederica of Baden, Queen consort to Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden (d. 1826)
1766
Claudius Buchanan, Scottish theologian (d. 1815)
1753
Jean Denis, French politician, lawyer, jurist, journalist, and historian (d. 1827)
1735
François-Emmanuel Guignard, comte de Saint-Priest, French politician and diplomat (d. 1821)
1710
Thomas Arne, English composer (d. 1778)
1685
George Berkeley, Irish bishop and philosopher (d. 1753)
1672
Richard Steele, Irish-Welsh journalist and politician (d. 1729)
1637
Anne Hyde, Duchess of York and Albany (d. 1671)
1626
John Aubrey, English historian and philosopher (d. 1697)
1613
André Le Nôtre, French gardener and architect (d. 1700)
1607
Paul Gerhardt, German poet and composer (d. 1676)
1515
Caspar Othmayr, German Lutheran pastor and composer (d. 1553)
1270
Charles, Count of Valois (d. 1325)

Deaths On This Day

2021
Ronald DeFeo Jr., American criminal (b. 1951)
2016
Rafiq Azad, Bangladeshi poet and author (b. 1942)
2016
Felix Ibru, Nigerian architect and politician, Governor of Delta State (b. 1935)
2016
Lloyd Shapley, American mathematician and economist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1923)
2015
Willie Barrow, American minister and activist (b. 1924)
2015
Michael Graves, American architect and academic, designed the Portland Building and the Humana Building (b. 1934)
2015
Ada Jafri, Pakistani poet and author (b. 1924)
2015
Terry Pratchett, English journalist, author, and screenwriter (b. 1948)
2014
Věra Chytilová, Czech actress, director, and screenwriter (b. 1929)
2014
Paul C. Donnelly, American scientist and engineer (b. 1923)
2014
José Policarpo, Portuguese cardinal (b. 1936)
2013
Clive Burr, English drummer and songwriter (b. 1957)
2013
Michael Grigsby, English director and producer (b. 1936)
2013
Ganesh Pyne, Indian painter and illustrator (b. 1937)
2012
Dick Harter, American basketball player and coach (b. 1930)
2012
Michael Hossack, American drummer (b. 1946)
2012
Friedhelm Konietzka, German-Swiss footballer and manager (b. 1938)
2011
Nilla Pizzi, Italian singer (b. 1919)
2010
Miguel Delibes, Spanish journalist and author (b. 1920)
2008
Jorge Guinzburg, Argentinian journalist and producer (b. 1949)
2008
Lazare Ponticelli, Italian-French soldier and supercentenarian (b. 1897)
2006
Victor Sokolov, Russian-American priest and journalist (b. 1947)
2004
Milton Resnick, Russian-American painter (b. 1917)
2003
Zoran Đinđić, Serbian philosopher and politician, 6th Prime Minister of Serbia (b. 1952)
2003
Howard Fast, American novelist and screenwriter (b. 1914)
2003
Lynne Thigpen, American actress and singer (b. 1948)
2002
Spyros Kyprianou, Cypriot lawyer and politician, 2nd President of Cyprus (b. 1932)
2002
Jean-Paul Riopelle, Canadian painter and sculptor (b. 1923)
2001
Morton Downey Jr., American singer-songwriter, actor, and talk show host (b. 1933)
2001
Robert Ludlum, American author (b. 1927)
2001
Victor Westhoff, Dutch botanist and academic (b. 1916)
2000
Aleksandar Nikolić, Yugoslav basketball coach (b. 1924)
1999
Yehudi Menuhin, American-Swiss violinist and conductor (b. 1916)
1999
Bidu Sayão, Brazilian-American soprano (b. 1902)
1998
Beatrice Wood, American painter and potter (b. 1893)
1992
Lucy M. Lewis, American potter (b. 1890)
1991
Ragnar Granit, Finnish-Swedish neuroscientist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1900)
1991
William Heinesen, Faroese author, poet, and author (b. 1900)
1989
Maurice Evans, English-American actor (b. 1901)
1985
Eugene Ormandy, Hungarian-American violinist and conductor (b. 1899)
1974
George D. Sax, American banker and businessman (b. 1904)
1973
Frankie Frisch, American baseball player and manager (b. 1898)
1971
Eugene Lindsay Opie, American physician and pathologist (b. 1873)
1957
Josephine Hull, American actress (b. 1877)
1955
Charlie Parker, American saxophonist and composer (b. 1920)
1955
Theodor Plievier, German author best known for his anti-war novel (b. 1892)
1954
Marianne Weber, German sociologist and suffragist (b. 1870)
1949
Wilhelm Steinkopf, German chemist (b. 1879)
1946
Ferenc Szálasi, Hungarian soldier and politician, Head of State of Hungary (b. 1897)
1943
Gustav Vigeland, Norwegian sculptor (b. 1869)
1942
William Henry Bragg, English physicist, chemist, and mathematician, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1862)
1935
Mihajlo Pupin, Serbian-American physicist and chemist (b. 1858)
1929
Asa Griggs Candler, American businessman and politician, 44th Mayor of Atlanta (b. 1851)
1925
Sun Yat-sen, Chinese physician and politician, 1st President of the Republic of China (b. 1866)
1916
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach, Austrian author (b. 1830)
1898
Zachris Topelius, Finnish-Swedish journalist, historian, and author (b. 1818)
1699
Peder Griffenfeld, Danish politician (b. 1635)
1539
Thomas Boleyn, 1st Earl of Wiltshire, English diplomat and politician (b.1477)
1316
Stefan Dragutin (b. c. 1244)
1022
Symeon the New Theologian (b. 949)
604
Gregory I, pope of the Catholic Church (b. 540)
417
Innocent I, pope of the Catholic Church

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