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On This Day in History:  March 15

March 15 is the 74th day of the year (75th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 291 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2020
Man exploits Arizona Lottery vending machine flaw, gets $55K worth of free tickets. A man is accused of exploiting a flaw in the Arizona Lottery vending machines to get over $55,000 worth of lottery tickets.
2018
Multi-state lottery games offer combined $800 million jackpot. Lottery fever is spreading across the USA with two huge jackpots adding up to $800 million.
2017
Michigan Lottery apologizes for costly game gaffe. A technical error during Monday night's Michigan Daily 3 and Daily 4 drawings told players it was a special bonus drawing, which meant even more prize money for those with the winning numbers.
2017
Keno lottery games coming to North Carolina this fall. North Carolina's state-run lottery is expanding its gambling options with a new game starting this fall that could attract younger players and satisfy the thirst of legislators seeking more money for education initiatives.
2016
Offshore gambling site laundered $2 million in Amazon gift cards, Feds say. The operators of an offshore gambling website that accepts online lottery wagers used Amazon gift cards to launder nearly $2 million over the past few years, a Department of Homeland Security investigator alleged in a recent application for a seizure warrant filed in the U.S. District Court in Philadelphia.
2016
Pennsylvania lottery wins to be taxed, if legislation passes. Winning the Pennsylvania Lottery may be a little less lucrative in a proposal that would allow the state to take a share of the jackpot through income tax.
2016
Ontario woman claims record $64M Canadian lottery jackpot. A Mississauga, Ontario, woman has won what is being called the largest jackpot ever in the history of Canadian lottery.
2016
US man pleads guilty to participating in Jamaica-based lottery scam. The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) says a South Florida man has pleaded guilty for his role in a Jamaica-based telemarketing fraud scheme.
2014
$400 MILLION: Mega Millions lottery jackpot soars. For only the 7th time in the history of United States lotteries, a lottery jackpot has grown to $400 million or more.
2013
$1 Million 2012 St. Patrick's Day Raffle ticket found just in time. The Illinois Lottery announced today that a previously unclaimed $1 million 2012 St. Patrick's Day Millionaire Raffle ticket, sold last year in Wood Dale, has been claimed just three days prior to its expiration.
2013
Pa. Gov. expected to resubmit lottery deal. Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett plans to ask Attorney General Kathleen Kane's office to reverse its rejection of a contract with a British firm to manage the $3.5 billion Pennsylvania Lottery, a top lawmaker said Tuesday.
2013
Jamaica making new efforts to curb lottery scams. Jamaican officials said Thursday that they are hopeful new legislation will finally result in a stream of convictions and lengthy sentences for fraudsters behind a multimillion-dollar lottery scam that has swindled mostly elderly Americans out of their retirement savings for years.
2012
Mega Millions winner forced to split jackpot with co-workers. For one New Jersey lottery winner looking to keep a Mega Millions jackpot all to himself, luck ran out today.
2010
N.J. deli waits for its $212M Powerball winner to surface. Someone who bought a Powerball lottery ticket last week at Gene's II Deli in Morris Township, New Jersey, could be a very rich person, but the winner of Saturday's $211.7 million jackpot has yet to come forward.
2010
States go all in, expand gaming to plug the budget. Faced with a drop in gambling revenue, states are adding games, considering new casinos and increasing lottery options -- anything to keep their cut of the profits rolling in.
2010
Man retrieves $250K lottery ticket from trash. A Maryland man threw away a $250,000 Mega Millions ticket before realizing his mistake and finding it after a 90-minute search.
2007
Ownership of $1M winning lottery ticket in question. The $1 million winning ticket from Saturday night's draw was presented to Idaho Lottery officials for payment Tuesday, but the prize has not been paid out yet.
2007
Indicted suspect to appear on Ohio Lottery TV show. A man awaiting trial on charges accusing him of bilking $135,000 from three people in a home-repair scam is scheduled to appear on the Ohio Lottery's television game show, officials said.
2007
Cops bust 2 men who stole 3,000 lottery tickets. Two men who allegedly made off with 3,000 lottery tickets from a Chinatown, California, liquor store are in custody, along with a woman accused of trying to cash some of the tickets, thanks to a school principal who recognized two of the suspects as the parents of one of his students, police reported.
2007
Jamaica police make progress into multimillion dollar lottery scam. The Montego Bay police continue to make inroads into the multimillion dollar lottery scam which saw several arrests being made in recent times.
2007
Atlantic Lottery retailers win 10 times more often than customers. Canadian store owners are collecting major lottery wins ten times as often as they should, according to the Atlantic Lottery Corporation.
2006
Mega Millions lottery jackpot increases to $56 million. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery has grown to $56 million for Friday's drawing.
2006
First proposed N.C. lottery ad beats to different drummer. The first television commercial for the North Carolina Education Lottery apparently will be looking literally to drum up support.
2004
Winning Powerball Ticket Worth $89 Million Sold in Indiana. The people that say lightning doesn't strike in the same place twice haven't spent much time in Indiana. For the fourth time in the last five months, someone from Indiana has won the Powerball jackpot.
2004
In Pennsyvania, lottery tickets a big seller. In the year after Pennsylvania joined the multi-state lotto game in June 2002, total lottery sales jumped from $1.93 billion to $2.13 billion.
2004
One ticket wins $20 million Florida Lotto jackpot. One ticket matched all six Florida Lotto numbers to win a jackpot of $20 million, lottery officials said Sunday.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$495 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 16, 2019
2.$492.1 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 16, 2018
3.$414 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 18, 2014
4.$345 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 16, 2018
5.$276.3 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 15, 2008
6.$216 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 16, 2013
7.$200 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 16, 2012
8.$183 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 17, 2007
9.$172 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 15, 2011
10.€105 Million
US$148.73 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Mar 18, 2011
11.€113.51 Million
US$140 Million
Draw Date
Mar 15, 2018
12.€120.68 Million
US$136.71 Million
Draw Date
Mar 16, 2019
13.$131 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 17, 2017
14.$130 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 18, 2020
15.$123 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 15, 2017
16.€82 Million
US$92.86 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Mar 15, 2019
17.$90 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 17, 2020
18.€76 Million
US$83.79 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Mar 20, 2020
19.$77 Million
Draw Date
Mar 16, 1994
20.$75 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 15, 2006
21.$72 Million
California
SuperLotto Plus
Draw Date
Mar 17, 2007
22.€65 Million
US$71.66 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Mar 17, 2020
23.$70 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 15, 2014
23.$70 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 16, 2016
25.€53.25 Million
US$69.65 Million
Draw Date
Mar 16, 2013

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1987
Sunday, Mar 15, 1987
33 years old
1980
Saturday, Mar 15, 1980
40 years old
1978
Wednesday, Mar 15, 1978
42 years old
1964
Sunday, Mar 15, 1964
56 years old
1964
Sunday, Mar 15, 1964
56 years old
1963
Friday, Mar 15, 1963
57 years old
1957
Friday, Mar 15, 1957
63 years old
1955
Tuesday, Mar 15, 1955
65 years old
1954
Monday, Mar 15, 1954
66 years old
1949
Tuesday, Mar 15, 1949
71 years old
(year not provided)

Worldwide Events On This Day

2019
50 people are killed in the Christchurch mosque shootings.
2019
1.4 million young people in 123 countries go on strike to protest climate change.
2011
Beginning of the Syrian Civil War.
2008
Stockpiles of obsolete ammunition explode at an ex-military ammunition depot in the village of Gërdec, Albania, killing 26 people. To date, no other tragedy has caused more deaths in post-World War II Albania.
1991
Cold War: The Treaty on the Final Settlement with Respect to Germany comes into effect, granting full sovereignty to the Federal Republic of Germany.
1990
Mikhail Gorbachev is elected as the first President of the Soviet Union.
1986
Collapse of Hotel New World: Thirty-three people die when the Hotel New World in Singapore collapses.
1978
Somalia and Ethiopia signed a truce to end the Ethio-Somali War.
1965
President Lyndon B. Johnson, responding to the Selma crisis, tells U.S. Congress "We shall overcome" while advocating the Voting Rights Act.
1961
At the 1961 Commonwealth Prime Ministers' Conference, South Africa announces that it will withdraw from the Commonwealth when the South African Constitution of 1961 comes into effect.
1952
In Cilaos, Réunion, 1870 mm (73 inches) of rain falls in a 24-hour period, setting a new world record (March 15 through March 16).
1951
Iranian oil industry is nationalized.
1945
World War II: Soviet forces begin an offensive to push Germans from Upper Silesia.
1943
World War II: Third Battle of Kharkov: The Germans retake the city of Kharkov from the Soviet armies in bitter street fighting.
1941
Philippine Airlines, the flag carrier of the Philippines takes its first flight between Manila (from Nielson Field) to Baguio City with a Beechcraft Model 18 making the airline the first and oldest commercial airline in Asia operating under its original name.
1939
Carpatho-Ukraine declares itself an independent republic, but is annexed by Hungary the next day.
1933
Austrian Chancellor Engelbert Dollfuss keeps members of the National Council from convening, starting the Austrofascist dictatorship.
1931
SS Viking explodes off Newfoundland, killing 27 of the 147 on board.
1927
The first Women's Boat Race between the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge takes place on The Isis in Oxford.
1926
The dictator Theodoros Pangalos is elected President of Greece without opposition.
1922
After Egypt gains nominal independence from the United Kingdom, Fuad I becomes King of Egypt.
1921
Talaat Pasha, former Grand Vizir of the Ottoman Empire and chief architect of the Armenian Genocide is assassinated in Berlin by a 23-year-old Armenian, Soghomon Tehlirian.
1917
TsarNicholas II of Russia abdicates the Russian throne ending the 304-year Romanov dynasty.
1916
United States President Woodrow Wilson sends 4,800 United States troops over the U.S.-Mexico border to pursue Pancho Villa.
1906
Rolls-Royce Limited is incorporated.
1895
Heian Shrine is founded.
1888
Start of the Anglo-Tibetan War of 1888.
1878
Restoration of the Scottish Catholic hierarchy, broken off back in 1603.
1877
First ever official cricket test match is played: Australia vs England at the MCG Stadium, in Melbourne, Australia.
1875
Archbishop of New YorkJohn McCloskey is named the first cardinal in the United States.
1874
France and Vietnam sign the Second Treaty of Saigon, further recognizing the full sovereignty of France over Cochinchina.
1864
American Civil War: The Red River Campaign: U.S. Navy fleet arrives at Alexandria, Louisiana.
1848
A revolution breaks out in Hungary. The Habsburg rulers are compelled to meet the demands of the Reform party.
1827
University of Toronto is founded.
1820
Maine becomes the 23rd U.S. state.
1819
French physicist Augustin Fresnel is adjudged the winner of the Grand Prix of the Académie des Sciences for his "Memoir on the Diffraction of Light", which verifies the Fresnel integrals, accounts for the limited extent to which light spreads into shadows, and thereby demolishes Newton's initial objection to the wave theory of light.
1783
In an emotional speech in Newburgh, New York, George Washington asks his officers not to support the Newburgh Conspiracy. The plea is successful and the threatened coup d'état never takes place.
1781
American Revolutionary War: Battle of Guilford Court House: Near present-day Greensboro, North Carolina, 1,900 British troops under General Charles Cornwallis defeat a mixed American force numbering 4,400 in a Pyrrhic victory.
1672
Charles II of England issues the Royal Declaration of Indulgence.
1564
Mughal Emperor Akbar abolishes "jizya" (per capita tax).
1493
Christopher Columbus returns to Spain after his first trip to the Americas.
1311
Battle of Halmyros: The Catalan Company defeats Walter V, Count of Brienne to take control of the Duchy of Athens, a Crusader state in Greece.
1147
Conquest of Santarém: The forces of Afonso I of Portugal capture Santarém.
933
After a ten-year truce, German King Henry the Fowler defeats a Hungarian army at the Battle of Riade near the Unstrut river.
856
Michael III, emperor of the Byzantine Empire, overthrows the regency of his mother, empress Theodora (wife of Theophilos) with support of the Byzantine nobility.
493
Odoacer, the first barbarian King of Italy after the fall of the Western Roman Empire, is slain by Theoderic the Great, king of the Ostrogoths, while the two kings were feasting together.
351
Constantius II elevates his cousin Gallus to Caesar, and puts him in charge of the Eastern part of the Roman Empire.
44 BC
Marcus Junius Brutus the Younger and his fellow conspirators, Gaius Cassius Longinus, Decimus Junius Brutus, and several other Roman senators, march to the Capitol following the assassination of Julius Caesar, but there is no response to their appeals to the population, who have left the streets in fear. Caesar's body remains in its place
474 BC
Roman consulGnaeus Manlius Vulso celebrates an ovation for concluding the war against Veii and securing a forty years' truce.

Births On This Day

2000
Kristian Kostov, Russian/Bulgarian singer-songwriter
1993
Alia Bhatt, Actress and singer of Indian origin and British citizenship
1991
Tavon Austin, American footballer
1991
Kurt Baptiste, Australian rugby league player
1991
Xavier Henry, American basketball player
1990
Siobhan Magnus, American singer-songwriter
1989
Sam Baldock, English footballer
1989
Bryce Gibbs, Australian footballer
1989
Sandro Raniere, Brazilian footballer
1989
Adrien Silva, Portuguese footballer
1989
Caitlin Wachs, American actress
1988
Éver Guzmán, Mexican footballer
1988
James Reimer, Canadian ice hockey player
1988
Jolo Revilla, Filipino actor and politician
1988
Alexander Sims, English race car driver
1987
Eric Decker, American football player
1984
Badradine Belloumou, French-Algerian footballer
1984
Malin Buska, Swedish actress
1984
Olivier Jean, Canadian speed skater
1984
Kostas Vasileiadis, Greek basketball player
1984
Wilson Aparecido Xavier Júnior, Brazilian footballer
1983
Sean Biggerstaff, Scottish actor
1983
Umut Bulut, Turkish footballer
1983
Ben Hilfenhaus, Australian cricketer
1983
Kostas Kaimakoglou, Greek basketball player
1983
Golda Marcus, Salvadoran swimmer
1983
Daryl Murphy, Irish footballer
1983
Heiko Niidas, Estonian basketball player
1983
Ricky Sekhon, English actor
1983
Yo Yo Honey Singh, Indian music producer
1982
Tom Budge, Australian actor
1982
Emily Dunn, American actress and dancer
1982
Wilson Kipsang Kiprotich, Kenyan runner
1981
Young Buck, American rapper, producer, and actor
1981
Mikael Forssell, German-Finnish footballer
1981
Veronica Maggio, Swedish singer-songwriter
1981
Jens Salumäe, Estonian skier
1980
Freddie Bynum, American baseball player
1980
Eric Grothe, Jr. Australian rugby league player and guitarist
1980
Claudiney Ramos, Brazilian footballer (d. 2013)
1979
Kyle Mills, New Zealand cricketer
1979
Kevin Youkilis, American baseball player and scout
1977
Joe Hahn, American DJ, producer, and director (Linkin Park)
1977
Brian Tee, Japanese-American actor, producer, and screenwriter
1976
Katherine Brooks, American director, producer, and screenwriter
1976
Abhay Deol, Indian actor
1976
Cara Pifko, Canadian actress
1975
Eva Longoria, American actress and producer
1975
Veselin Topalov, Bulgarian chess player
1975
Darcy Tucker, Canadian ice hockey player
1975
will.i.am, American rapper, producer, and actor (The Black Eyed Peas and Atban Klann)
1974
Robert Fick, American baseball player
1973
Robin Hunicke, American video game designer and producer
1973
Masayuki Naruse, Japanese wrestler and mixed martial artist
1972
Mark Hoppus, American singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer
1972
Holger Stromberg, German chef
1972
Mike Tomlin, American football player and coach
1971
Penny Lancaster, English model and photographer
1971
Joanne Wise, English long jumper
1970
Christine Anu, Australian singer
1970
Naka Drotske, South African rugby player
1970
Derek Parra, American speed skater and coach
1969
Rona Ambrose, Canadian journalist and politician, 8th Canadian Minister of Health
1969
Gianluca Festa, Italian footballer and coach
1969
Yutaka Take, Japanese jockey
1968
Kahimi Karie, Japanese singer
1968
Mark McGrath, American singer-songwriter and television host
1968
Terje Riis-Johansen, Norwegian politician, Norwegian Minister of Petroleum and Energy
1968
Sabrina Salerno, Italian singer-songwriter, actress, and producer
1967
Naoko Takeuchi, Japanese manga artist, creator of Sailor Moon
1965
Sunetra Gupta, Indian epidemiologist, author, and academic
1965
Robyn Malcolm, New Zealand actress
1964
Davide Pinato, Italian footballer
1964
Rockwell, American singer-songwriter and musician
1963
Bret Michaels, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
1962
Terence Trent D'Arby, American singer-songwriter
1962
Jimmy Baio, American actor
1961
Terry Cummings, American basketball player and singer
1961
Craig Ludwig, American ice hockey player and coach
1960
Mike Pagliarulo, American baseball player and coach
1960
Phil Walsh, Australian rules footballer and coach (d. 2015)
1959
Harold Baines, American baseball player and coach
1959
Renny Harlin, Finnish director and producer
1959
Lisa Holton, American journalist and author
1959
Ben Okri, Nigerian poet and author
1958
Anne Davies, English television presenter and newsreader
1957
Joaquim de Almeida, Portuguese-American actor
1957
Víctor Muñoz, Spanish footballer and manager
1957
David Silverman, American animator, director, and screenwriter
1956
Clay Matthews, Jr., American football player and coach
1955
Mohsin Khan, Pakistani cricketer
1955
Dee Snider, American singer-songwriter and actor
1954
Massimo Bubola, Italian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1954
Isobel Buchanan, Scottish soprano and actress
1954
Bob Budiansky, American author and illustrator
1954
Henry Marsh, American runner and businessman, co-founded MonaVie
1954
Craig Wasson, American actor
1953
Richard Bruton, Irish economist and politician, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation
1953
Heather Graham Pozzessere, American author
1953
Kumba Ialá, Bissau-Guinean educator and politician, President of Guinea-Bissau (d. 2014)
1952
Howard Devoto, English singer-songwriter
1952
Philip Green, English businessman
1952
Howard Koh, American physician and politician, 14th United States Assistant Secretary for Health
1951
David Alton, Baron Alton of Liverpool, English educator and politician
1950
Jørgen Olsen, Danish singer-songwriter
1950
Kurt Koch, Swiss cardinal
1948
Kate Bornstein, American author and activist
1948
Sérgio Vieira de Mello, Brazilian diplomat (d. 2003)
1947
Ry Cooder, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1947
Gino Ferrin, German footballer and manager
1947
Juraj Kukura, Slovak-German actor
1946
Bobby Bonds, American baseball player and coach (d. 2003)
1945
A. K. Faezul Huq, Bangladeshi lawyer and politician (d. 2007)
1945
Mark J. Green, American lawyer and politician
1944
Chi Cheng, Taiwanese runner and politician
1944
Jacques Doillon, French director and screenwriter
1944
Francis Mankiewicz, Canadian director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1993)
1943
David Cronenberg, Canadian actor, director, and screenwriter
1943
Lynda La Plante, English actress, screenwriter, and author
1943
Michael Scott-Joynt, English bishop (d. 2014)
1943
Sly Stone, American singer-songwriter, musician, and producer
1943
The Iron Sheik, Iranian-American wrestler and actor
1941
Mike Love, American singer-songwriter and musician
1940
Frank Dobson, English politician, Secretary of State for Health
1940
Phil Lesh, bassist and founding member of the American band Grateful Dead
1939
Ted Kaufman, American engineer and politician
1939
Robert Nye, English author, poet, and playwright (d. 2016)
1939
Julie Tullis, English mountaineer (d. 1986)
1938
Charles Lloyd, American saxophonist and flute player
1937
Marcus Raichle, American neurologist and physiologist
1937
Valentin Rasputin, Russian environmentalist and author (d. 2015)
1936
Howard Greenfield, American songwriter (d. 1986)
1935
David Andrews, Irish politician, 21st Minister of Foreign Affairs for Ireland
1935
Judd Hirsch, American actor
1935
Jimmy Swaggart, American pastor and television host
1935
Leonid Yengibarov, Russian-Armenian clown and boxer (d. 1972)
1934
Richard Layard, Baron Layard, English economist and academic
1934
Kanshi Ram, Indian politician (d. 2006)
1933
Ruth Bader Ginsburg, American lawyer and judge
1933
Philippe de Broca, French actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2004)
1932
Alan Bean, American captain, pilot, and astronaut (d. 2018)
1932
Arif Mardin, Turkish-American record producer (d. 2006)
1930
Zhores Alferov, Belarusian-Russian physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2019)
1928
Bob Wilber, American clarinetist and saxophonist
1927
Christian Marquand, French actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2000)
1927
Carl Smith, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2010)
1926
Ben Johnston, American composer and academic
1926
Norm Van Brocklin, American football player and coach (d. 1983)
1922
Eddie Calvert, English trumpeter (d. 1978)
1921
Madelyn Pugh, American television writer and producer (d. 2011)
1920
E. Donnall Thomas, American physician and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2012)
1919
Lawrence Tierney, American actor (d. 2002)
1918
Richard Ellmann, American author and critic (d. 1987)
1918
Punch Imlach, Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and manager (d. 1987)
1916
Frank Coghlan, Jr., American actor and pilot (d. 2009)
1916
Fadil Hoxha, Kosovar commander and politician, 2nd President of Kosovo (d. 2001)
1916
Harry James, American trumpet player, bandleader, and actor (d. 1983)
1913
Macdonald Carey, American actor (d. 1994)
1913
Jack Fairman, English race car driver (d. 2002)
1912
Lightnin' Hopkins, American blues singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1982)
1912
Louis Paul Boon, Flemish journalist and author (d. 1979)
1909
Jaroslava Muchová Syllabová, Czech painter (d. 1986)
1907
Zarah Leander, Swedish actress and singer (d. 1981)
1905
Berthold Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg, German lawyer and judge (d. 1944)
1904
George Brent, Irish-American actor (d. 1979)
1904
J. Pat O'Malley, English-American actor (d. 1985)
1900
Gilberto Freyre, Brazilian sociologist, anthropologist, historian and writer (d. 1987)
1897
Jackson Scholz, American runner (d. 1986)
1892
James Basevi Ord, Mexican-American colonel (d. 1938)
1890
Boris Delaunay, Russian mathematician and mountaineer (d. 1980)
1887
Marjorie Merriweather Post, American businesswoman and philanthropist, founded General Foods (d. 1973)
1887
Lütfi Kırdar, Turkish physician and politician, Turkish Minister of Health (d. 1961)
1886
Wladimir Burliuk, Ukrainian-Greek painter and illustrator (d. 1917)
1878
Reza Shah, Iranian king (d. 1944)
1874
Eugène Fiset, Canadian physician, general, and politician, 18th Lieutenant Governor of Quebec (d. 1951)
1874
Harold L. Ickes, American journalist and politician, 32nd United States Secretary of the Interior (d. 1952)
1869
Stanisław Wojciechowski, Polish scholar and politician, 2nd President of the Republic of Poland (d. 1953)
1868
Grace Chisholm Young, English mathematician (d. 1944)
1866
Matthew Charlton, Australian miner and politician (d. 1948)
1866
Johan Vaaler, Norwegian inventor, often erroneously identified as the inventor of the Paper clip (d. 1910)
1865
Manuk Abeghian, Armenian author and scholar (d. 1944)
1864
Johan Halvorsen, Norwegian violinist, composer, and conductor (Oslo Philharmonic) (d. 1935)
1860
Waldemar Haffkine, Russian-Swiss bacteriologist and microbiologist (d. 1930)
1858
Liberty Hyde Bailey, American botanist and academic, co-founded the American Society for Horticultural Science (d. 1954)
1857
Christian Michelsen, Norwegian businessman and politician, 1st Prime Minister of Norway (d. 1925)
1854
Emil von Behring, German physiologist and physician, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1917)
1852
Augusta, Lady Gregory, Anglo-Irish landowner, playwright, and translator (d. 1932)
1851
John Sebastian Little, American lawyer and politician, 21st Governor of Arkansas (d. 1916)
1851
William Mitchell Ramsay, Scottish archaeologist and scholar (d. 1939)
1838
Karl Davydov, Russian cellist, composer, and conductor (d. 1889)
1835
John Henry Kagi, American lawyer and activist (d. 1859)
1835
Eduard Strauss, Austrian composer and conductor (d. 1916)
1831
Saint Daniele Comboni, Italian missionary and saint (d. 1881)
1830
Paul Heyse, German author, poet, and playwright, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1914)
1830
Élisée Reclus, French geographer and academic (d. 1905)
1824
Jules Chevalier, French priest, founded the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart (d. 1907)
1821
Johann Josef Loschmidt, Austrian physicist and chemist (d. 1895)
1821
William Milligan, Scottish theologian, author, and educator (d. 1892)
1818
Mariano Álvarez, Filipino general and politician (d. 1924)
1813
John Snow, English physician and epidemiologist (d. 1858)
1809
Joseph Jenkins Roberts, American-Liberian historian and politician, 1st President of Liberia (d. 1876)
1809
Karl Josef von Hefele, German bishop and theologian (d. 1893)
1791
Charles Knight, English author and publisher (d. 1873)
1790
Ludwig Immanuel Magnus, German mathematician and academic (d. 1861)
1779
William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne, English politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1848)
1767
Andrew Jackson, American general, judge, and politician, 7th President of the United States (d. 1845)
1754
Archibald Menzies, Scottish surgeon and botanist (d. 1842)
1666
George Bähr, German architect, designed the Dresden Frauenkirche (d. 1738)
1638
Shunzhi Emperor of China (d. 1661)
1611
Jan Fyt, Flemish painter (d. 1661)
1591
Alexandre de Rhodes, French missionary and lexicographer (d. 1660)
1584
Philip, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg (d. 1663)
1582
Daniel Featley, English theologian and controversialist (d. 1645)
1513
Hedwig Jagiellon, Electress of Brandenburg (d. 1573)
1493
Anne de Montmorency, French captain and diplomat (d. 1567)
1444
Francesco Gonzaga, Catholic cardinal (d. 1483)
1407
Jacob, Margrave of Baden-Baden (d. 1453)
1275
Margaret of England, Duchess of Brabant (d. 1333)
1097
Fujiwara no Tadamichi, Japanese noble (d. 1164)
270
Saint Nicholas, Greek bishop and saint (d. 343)

Deaths On This Day

2019
Larry DiTillio, American film and TV series writer (b. 1948)
2016
Sylvia Anderson, English voice actress and television and film producer (b. 1927)
2016
Asa Briggs, English historian and academic (b. 1921)
2016
Daryl Coley, American singer and pastor (b. 1955)
2016
Seru Rabeni, Fijian rugby player (b. 1978)
2015
Collins Chabane, South African politician (b. 1960)
2015
Robert Clatworthy, English sculptor and educator (b. 1928)
2015
Narayan Desai, Indian author and activist (b. 1924)
2015
Sally Forrest, American actress and dancer (b. 1928)
2015
Curtis Gans, American political scientist and author (b. 1937)
2015
Mike Porcaro, American bass player (b. 1955)
2014
Scott Asheton, American drummer (b. 1949).
2014
David Brenner, American comedian, actor, and author (b. 1936)
2014
Bo Callaway, American soldier and politician, 11th United States Secretary of the Army (b. 1927)
2014
Clarissa Dickson Wright, English chef, author, and television personality (b. 1947)
2014
Everett L. Fullam, American priest and scholar (b. 1930)
2014
Cees Veerman, Dutch singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1943)
2013
James Bonk, American chemist and academic (b. 1931)
2013
Booth Gardner, American businessman and politician, 19th Governor of Washington (b. 1936)
2013
Hardrock Gunter, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1925)
2013
Shannon Larratt, Canadian publisher, founded BMEzine (b. 1973)
2013
Terry Lightfoot, English clarinet player (b. 1935)
2013
Leverne McDonnell, Australian actress (b. 1963).
2013
Masamichi Noro, Japanese-French martial artist, founded Kinomichi (b. 1935)
2013
Kallam Anji Reddy, Indian engineer and businessman, founded Dr. Reddy's Laboratories (b. 1940)
2013
Peter Worsley, English sociologist (b. 1924)
2013
Felipe Zetter, Mexican footballer (b. 1923)
2012
Mervyn Davies, Welsh rugby player (b. 1946)
2012
Eb Gaines, American businessman and diplomat (b. 1927)
2012
Luis Gonzales, Filipino actor (b. 1928)
2012
Bernardino González Ruíz, Panamanian physician and politician, President of Panama (b. 1911)
2012
Fran Matera, American illustrator (b. 1924)
2012
Dave Philley, American baseball player and manager (b. 1920)
2011
Nate Dogg, American rapper (b. 1969)
2011
Smiley Culture, English singer and DJ (b. 1963)
2009
Ron Silver, American actor, director, and producer (b. 1946)
2008
Mikey Dread, Jamaican singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1954)
2008
Vytautas Kernagis, Lithuanian singer-songwriter and actor (b. 1951)
2008
G. David Low, American astronaut and engineer (b. 1956)
2008
Ken Reardon, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1921)
2008
Sarla Thakral, First Indian woman to earn a pilot's license. (b. 1914)
2007
Charles Harrelson, American murderer (b. 1938)
2007
Bowie Kuhn, American lawyer and businessman (b. 1926)
2007
Stuart Rosenberg, American director and producer (b. 1927)
2006
Georgios Rallis, Greek lieutenant and politician, 173rd Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1918)
2006
Red Storey, Canadian football player and referee (b. 1918)
2005
Bob Bellear, Australian engineer and judge (b. 1944)
2005
Otar Korkia, Georgian basketball player and coach (b. 1923)
2005
Shoji Nishio, Japanese martial artist (b. 1927)
2004
Philippe Lemaire, French actor (b. 1927)
2004
Bill Pickering, New Zealand-American scientist and engineer (b. 1910)
2004
John Pople, English-American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1925)
2003
Thora Hird, English actress (b. 1911)
2003
Paul Stojanovich, American television producer, created World's Wildest Police Videos (b. 1956)
2001
Gaetano Cozzi, Italian historian and academic (b. 1922)
2001
Ann Sothern, American actress and singer (b. 1909)
1999
Guy D'Artois, Canadian soldier (b. 1917)
1998
Tim Maia, Brazilian singer-songwriter (b. 1942)
1998
Benjamin Spock, American pediatrician and author (b. 1903)
1997
Gail Davis, American actress (b. 1925)
1997
Victor Vasarely, Hungarian-French painter (b. 1906)
1992
Rahi Masoom Raza, Indian Urdu poet (b.1927)
1991
Bud Freeman, American saxophonist, composer, and bandleader (b. 1906)
1990
Farzad Bazoft, Iranian-English journalist (b. 1958)
1990
Tom Harmon, American football player and sportscaster (b. 1919)
1989
Muhammad Jameel Didi, Maldivian poet and politician (b. 1915)
1988
Dmitri Polyakov, Ukrainian general and spy (b. 1926)
1987
Douglas Abbott, Canadian lawyer and politician, 10th Canadian Minister of National Defence (b. 1899)
1986
Alexandru Giugaru, Romanian actor (b. 1897)
1985
Radha Krishna Choudhary, Indian historian and author (b. 1921)
1983
Coloman Braun-Bogdan, Romanian footballer and manager (b. 1905)
1983
Rebecca West, English author and critic (b. 1892)
1981
René Clair, French director and screenwriter (b. 1898)
1977
Hubert Aquin, Canadian author and activist (b. 1929)
1977
Antonino Rocca, Italian-American wrestler and referee (b. 1921)
1975
Aristotle Onassis, Greek-Argentinian businessman (b. 1906)
1972
Aleksandr Ivanovich Laktionov, Russian painter and educator (b. 1910)
1971
Jean-Pierre Monseré, Belgian cyclist (b. 1948)
1970
Tarjei Vesaas, Norwegian author and poet (b. 1897)
1969
Miles Malleson, English actor and screenwriter (b. 1888)
1969
Musashiyama Takeshi, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 33rd Yokozuna (b. 1909)
1966
Abe Saperstein, American basketball player and coach (b. 1902)
1962
Charles Bartliff, American soccer player (b. 1886)
1962
Arthur Compton, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1892)
1959
Lester Young, American saxophonist and clarinet player (b. 1909)
1957
Ernst Nobs, Swiss politician (b. 1886)
1951
John S. Paraskevopoulos, Greek-South African astronomer and academic (b. 1889)
1944
Otto von Below, Prussian general (b. 1857)
1941
Alexej von Jawlensky, Russian-German painter (b. 1864)
1939
Luis Barceló, Spanish colonel (b. 1896)
1938
Nikolai Bukharin, Russian journalist and politician (b. 1888)
1937
H. P. Lovecraft, American short story writer, editor, and novelist (b. 1890)
1933
Gustavo Jiménez, Peruvian colonel and politician, 73rd President of Peru (b. 1886)
1927
Hector Rason, English-Australian politician, 7th Premier of Western Australia (b. 1858)
1921
Talaat Pasha, Ottoman politician, 281st Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire (b. 1874)
1898
Henry Bessemer, English engineer and businessman (b. 1813)
1897
James Joseph Sylvester, English mathematician and academic (b. 1814)
1891
Joseph Bazalgette, English engineer and academic (b. 1819)
1849
Giuseppe Caspar Mezzofanti, Italian cardinal and linguist (b. 1774)
1842
Luigi Cherubini, Italian composer and theorist (b. 1760)
1832
Otto Wilhelm Masing, Estonian linguist and clergyman (b. 1763)
1820
Clement Mary Hofbauer, Austrian priest and saint (b. 1751)
1711
Eusebio Kino, Italian priest and missionary (b. 1645)
1673
Salvator Rosa, Italian painter and poet (b. 1615)
1657
David Pardo, Dutch rabbi and scholar (b. 1591)
1644
Countess Louise Juliana of Nassau (b. 1576)
1575
Annibale Padovano, Italian organist and composer (b. 1527)
1536
Pargalı Ibrahim Pasha, Ottoman politician, 35th Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire (b. 1493)
1346
Shah Jalal, Sufi saint of Bengal (b. 1271).
1327
Albert of Schwarzburg, grand preceptor of the Knights Hospitaller
1311
Walter V, Count of Brienne (b. 1275)
1311
Thomas III d'Autremencourt, Lord of Salona, Marshal of Achaea
1311
Albert Pallavicini, Margrave of Bodonitza
1311
George I Ghisi, Triarch of Euboea, Baron of Chalandritsa, Lord of Tinos, Mykonos, Serifos and Keos
1190
Isabella of Hainault, queen of Philip II of France (b. 1170)
1124
Ernulf, Bishop of Rochester (b. c. 1040)
1086
Richilde, Countess of Hainaut, Flemish consort and regent (b. c. 1018)
990
Siegfried I (the Older), German nobleman
963
Romanos II, Byzantine emperor (b. 938)
752
Pope Zachary
493
Odoacer, first king of Italy after the fall of the Western Roman Empire (b. 433)
220
Cao Cao, Chinese general, warlord and statesman (b. 155)
44 BC
Julius Caesar, Roman general and statesman (b. 100 BC)

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