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On This Day in History:  March 20

March 20 is the 79th day of the year (80th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 286 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2020
China's lottery now operating at 2/3 capacity of pre-virus shutdown. China's state-run lottery operations are now working at about two-thirds of their capacity before they were shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020
Missouri Lottery sales drop amid coronavirus response. With Missouri already losing tax revenue from the shutdown of the state's casinos, sales of lottery tickets have taken a nosedive as people stay home amid a pandemic.
2019
Co-workers sue British Columbia man who won $1 million lottery prize. Four co-workers are suing a Surrey, British Columbia, man for what they claim is their fair share of a $1 million lottery prize.
2019
Alabama senator announces lottery plan. Alabama State Sen. Jim McClendon of Springville announced this morning he is introducing legislation to set up an Alabama lottery.
2019
New Jersey Lottery Million Dollar Replay $50,000 prize to be reselected. The New Jersey Lottery held its Million Dollar Replay Grand Prize Drawing on March 8, 2019 at Asbury Park Convention Hall. A $50,000 prize winner from that drawing has been ruled ineligible and the Lottery will reselect that prize winner on March 20, 2019.
2018
Minnesota family wins first Lotto America jackpot worth $22.8 million. A family from Minnesota won the first jackpot prize in the multi-state Lotto America game that began just four months ago.
2017
Michigan teen lottery winner giving most of $500K to parents. A Michigan teenager who hit a $500,000 jackpot is giving nearly all of it to his parents.
2017
Losing N.J. lottery tickets become $1.5M for 15 lucky winners. The luck of the Irish was on the side of 15 people who turned losing New Jersey Lottery tickets into big bucks Friday.
2015
New York real estate broker claims $126M Mega Millions jackpot. An upstate New York county of 76,000 people has gotten its second $100 million-plus Mega Millions jackpot winner in three months.
2015
Illinois lottery director calls it quits. Late Wednesday Illinois Lottery Director Michael Jones sent a brief memo to his Lottery colleagues that said his job there "is done."
2014
Massachusetts Lottery names new executive director. Lynn native Beth Bresnahan, 38, is the second woman and youngest person to head the Massachusetts State Lottery, which has 400 employees and 7,400 agents statewide.
2014
NC woman scratches off $1M winner on first lottery ticket. A Wilmington, North Carolina, woman is a lot richer after buying her first lottery ticket ever.
2013
Arizona Lottery winners could soon remain anonymous. If House Bill 2082 makes it through the Arizona Senate, jackpot winners would be able to remain anonymous.
2013
Oklahoma lottery making strides to increase prizes. Oklahoma lottery officials voted Tuesday to reduce the amount of money paid to nearly 2,000 retailers that sell lottery tickets to increase prizes in "almost a last resort" to boost sales.
2013
N.J. lottery winners would get one year of anonymity under bill sent to governor. New Jersey lottery winners would have the option of staying anonymous for one year under a bill that is now headed to Gov. Chris Christie's desk.
2013
Former SC lottery employee accused of embezzling more than $200,000. A former employee of the South Carolina Education Lottery has been indicted by a Richland County grand jury on charges he embezzled more than $200,000 from the lottery, according to Attorney General Alan Wilson.
2008
Lottery winner demonstrates the right way to claim a big jackpot. The winner of an $81 million lottery prize picked up her check from the Illinois Lottery Wednesday, after three months of careful planning with a team of specialists.
2007
S. Jersey couple claims $87 million share of jackpot. A Cape May County, New Jersey, couple who won half of a record $390 million lottery jackpot claimed their prize yesterday, almost two weeks after the drawing.
2007
Lottery winner from Oregon more than makes up for Enron loss. One of the Portland General Electric workers whose retirement hopes were dashed by the collapse of Enron has replenished his assets -- by about $59 million.
2007
NJ couple claims other half of record lottery jackpot. A New Jersey couple claimed half of the record $390 million Mega Millions jackpot Monday and said they are retired -- effective immediately.
2006
Powerball lottery jackpot raised to $101 million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Saturday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $101 million, with a cash option of $47.9 million.
2006
Mega Millions lottery jackpot increases to $68 million. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery grew to $68 million Saturday.
2006
Florida Lotto jackpot rolls to $10 million. The Florida Lottery announced that the Saturday, March 18, Florida Lotto drawing resulted in a rollover, producing an estimated $10 million jackpot for the next drawing.
2006
Texas Pick 3 is state's top moneymaker. Lotto Texas, which is awaiting its third major overhaul in five years, has been surpassed by Pick 3 as the top numbers game.
2006
Illinois Lottery hires Bernie Mac. Bernie Mac is receiving $500,000 for about 2-1/2 days of work endorsing a new state lottery game in what lottery officials are calling a "phenomenal deal" because of the success of his television show.
2006
Fight over lottery's legality returns to N.C. court. The North Carolina Education Lottery will have to get past one more challenge before the first tickets are sold March 30.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$562.1 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 20, 2019
2.$377 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 20, 2018
3.$260 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 20, 2013
4.$244 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 22, 2011
5.$241 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 20, 2012
6.€133 Million
US$187.81 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Mar 25, 2011
7.$156.2 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 22, 2017
8.€116.07 Million
US$142.57 Million
Draw Date
Mar 20, 2018
9.€123.02 Million
US$140.02 Million
Draw Date
Mar 21, 2019
10.$140 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 21, 2020
10.$140 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 21, 2017
12.€100 Million
US$129.6 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Mar 22, 2013
13.$101 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 22, 2006
13.$101 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 23, 2011
15.$96 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 22, 2014
15.$96 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 20, 2020
17.$90 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 23, 2016
18.€76.77 Million
US$85.72 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Mar 25, 2016
19.€76 Million
US$83.79 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Mar 20, 2020
20.$83 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 21, 2008
21.€64 Million
US$77.11 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Mar 24, 2006
22.$70 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 21, 2009
22.$70 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Mar 21, 2012
24.$68 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Mar 21, 2006
25.€60.31 Million
US$67.68 Million
Draw Date
Mar 22, 2016

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1991
Wednesday, Mar 20, 1991
29 years old
1990
Tuesday, Mar 20, 1990
30 years old
1977
Sunday, Mar 20, 1977
43 years old
1966
Sunday, Mar 20, 1966
54 years old
1959
Friday, Mar 20, 1959
61 years old
1959
Friday, Mar 20, 1959
61 years old
1957
Wednesday, Mar 20, 1957
63 years old
1955
Sunday, Mar 20, 1955
65 years old
1954
Saturday, Mar 20, 1954
66 years old
1954
Saturday, Mar 20, 1954
66 years old
1954
Saturday, Mar 20, 1954
66 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day

2015
A Solar eclipse, equinox, and a Supermoon all occur on the same day.
2014
Four suspected Taliban members attack the luxurious Kabul Serena Hotel, killing at least nine people.
2012
At least 52 people are killed and more than 250 injured in a wave of terror attacks across ten cities in Iraq.
2006
Over 150 Chadian soldiers are killed in eastern Chad by members of the rebel UFDC. The rebel movement sought to overthrow Chadian presidentIdriss Déby.
2003
Invasion of Iraq: In the early hours of the morning, the United States and three other countries (the UK, Australia and Poland) begin military operations in Iraq.
2000
Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin, a former Black Panther once known as H. Rap Brown, is captured after murdering Georgia sheriff's deputy Ricky Kinchen and critically wounding Deputy Aldranon English.
1999
Legoland California, the first Legoland outside of Europe, opens in Carlsbad, California.
1995
The Japanese cult Aum Shinrikyo carries out a sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway, killing 13 and wounding over 6,200 people.
1993
The Troubles: A Provisional IRA bomb kills two children in Warrington, England. It leads to mass protests in both Britain and Ireland.
1990
Ferdinand Marcos's widow, Imelda Marcos, goes on trial for bribery, embezzlement, and racketeering.
1988
Eritrean War of Independence: Having defeated the Nadew Command, the Eritrean People's Liberation Front enters the town of Afabet, victoriously concluding the Battle of Afabet.
1987
The Food and Drug Administration approves the anti-AIDS drug, AZT.
1985
Libby Riddles becomes the first woman to win the 1,135-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.
1985
Canadian paraplegic athlete and humanitarianRick Hansen begins his circumnavigation of the globe in a wheelchair in the name of spinal cord injury medical research.
1972
The Troubles: The first Provisional IRA car bombing in Belfast kills seven people and injures 148 others in Northern Ireland.
1964
The precursor of the European Space Agency, ESRO (European Space Research Organisation) is established per an agreement signed on June 14, 1962.
1956
Tunisia gains independence from France.
1952
The US Senate ratifies the Security Treaty Between the United States and Japan.
1951
Fujiyoshida, a city located in Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan, in the center of the Japanese main island of Honshū is founded.
1948
With a Musicians Union ban lifted, the first telecasts of classical music in the United States, under Eugene Ormandy and Arturo Toscanini, are given on CBS and NBC.
1942
World War II: GeneralDouglas MacArthur, at Terowie, South Australia, makes his famous speech regarding the fall of the Philippines, in which he says: "I came out of Bataan and I shall return".
1933
Reichsführer-SSHeinrich Himmler ordered the creation of Dachau concentration camp as Chief of Police of Munich and appointed Theodor Eicke as the camp commandant.
1923
The Arts Club of Chicago hosts the opening of Pablo Picasso's first United States showing, entitled Original Drawings by Pablo Picasso, becoming an early proponent of modern art in the United States.
1922
The USS Langley is commissioned as the first United States Navyaircraft carrier.
1921
The Upper Silesia plebiscite was a plebiscite mandated by the Versailles Treaty to determine a section of the border between Weimar Germany and Poland.
1915
Albert Einstein publishes his general theory of relativity.
1913
Sung Chiao-jen, a founder of the Chinese Nationalist Party, is wounded in an assassination attempt and dies 2 days later.
1896
With the approval of Emperor Guangxu, the Qing dynasty post office is opened, marking the beginning of a postal service in China.
1890
Prime minister of the German EmpireOtto von Bismarck is dismissed by Emperor Wilhelm II.
1888
The premiere of the very first Romani language operetta is staged in Moscow, Russia.
1883
The Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property is signed.
1861
An earthquake destroys Mendoza, Argentina.
1854
The Republican Party of the United States is organized in Ripon, Wisconsin.
1852
Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin is published.
1848
German revolutions of 1848-49: KingLudwig I of Bavaria abdicates.
1815
After escaping from Elba, Napoleon enters Paris with a regular army of 140,000 and a volunteer force of around 200,000, beginning his "Hundred Days" rule.
1760
The Great Boston Fire of 1760 destroys 349 buildings.
1616
Sir Walter Raleigh is freed from the Tower of London after 13 years of imprisonment.
1602
The Dutch East India Company is established.
1600
The Linköping Bloodbath takes place on Maundy Thursday in Linköping, Sweden: five Swedish noblemen are publicly beheaded in the aftermath of the War against Sigismund (1598-1599).
1206
Michael IV Autoreianos is appointed Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople.
673
Emperor Tenmu of Japan assumes the Chrysanthemum Throne at the Palace of Kiyomihara in Asuka.
235
Maximinus Thrax is proclaimed emperor.

Births On This Day

1995
Jack Bird, Australian rugby league player
1993
Sloane Stephens, American tennis player
1991
Mattia Destro, Italian footballer
1991
Michał Kucharczyk, Polish footballer
1991
Ethan Lowe, Australian rugby league player
1990
Blake Ferguson, Australian rugby league player
1990
Marcos Rojo, Argentine footballer
1989
Xavier Dolan, Canadian actor and director
1989
Tamim Iqbal, Bangladeshi Cricketer
1987
Daniel Maa Boumsong, Cameroonian footballer
1987
, Brazilian footballer
1987
Pedro Ken, Brazilian footballer
1987
Sergei Kostitsyn, Belarusian ice hockey player
1986
Dean Geyer, South African-Australian singer-songwriter and actor
1986
Julián Magallanes, Argentinian footballer
1986
Ruby Rose, Australian actress and model
1986
Román Torres, Panamanian footballer
1985
Morgan Amalfitano, French footballer
1985
Ronnie Brewer, American basketball player
1985
Nicolas Lombaerts, Belgian footballer
1984
Vikram Banerjee, English cricketer
1984
Christy Carlson Romano, American actress and singer
1984
Fernando Torres, Spanish footballer
1983
Carolina Padrón, Venezuelan journalist
1982
Terrence Duffin, Zimbabwean cricketer
1982
Tomasz Kuszczak, Polish footballer
1982
José Moreira, Portuguese footballer
1981
Ian Murray, Scottish footballer
1981
Carl Webb, Australian rugby league player
1980
Jamal Crawford, American basketball player
1980
Robertas Javtokas, Lithuanian basketball player
1979
Shinnosuke Abe, Japanese baseball player
1979
Freema Agyeman, English actress
1979
Keven Mealamu, New Zealand rugby player
1978
Brent Sherwin, Australian rugby league player
1976
Chester Bennington, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor (d. 2017)
1975
Ramin Bahrani, American director, producer, and screenwriter
1975
Isolde Kostner, Italian skier
1974
Carsten Ramelow, German footballer
1973
Nicky Boje, South African cricketer
1973
Natalya Khrushcheleva, Russian runner
1972
Chilly Gonzales, Canadian-German singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer
1972
Alex Kapranos, English-Scottish singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1972
Greg Searle, English rower
1972
Marco Sejna, German footballer
1972
Cristel Vahtra, Estonian skier
1971
Manny Alexander, Dominican baseball player
1971
Touré, American journalist and author
1970
Edoardo Ballerini, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1970
Josephine Medina, Filipino Paralympic table tennis player
1970
sj Miller, American academic, public speaker, and social justice activist
1970
Michael Rapaport, American actor, podcast host, and director
1969
Yvette Cooper, English economist and politician, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
1969
Fabien Galthie, French rugby player
1968
Carlos Almeida, Cape Verdean runner
1968
A. J. Jacobs, American journalist and author
1968
Paul Merson, English footballer and manager
1968
Ultra Naté, American singer, songwriter, record producer, DJ, and promoter
1967
Xavier Beauvois, French actor, director, and screenwriter
1967
Mookie Blaylock, American basketball player
1965
William Dalrymple, Scottish historian and author
1964
Natacha Atlas, Belgian singer-songwriter
1963
Paul Annacone, American tennis player and coach
1963
Kathy Ireland, American model, actress, and furniture designer
1963
Yelena Romanova, Russian runner (d. 2007)
1963
David Thewlis, English-French actor, director, and screenwriter
1962
Stephen Sommers, American director, producer, and screenwriter
1961
Ingrid Arndt-Brauer, German politician
1961
Jesper Olsen, Danish footballer and manager
1961
Sara Wheeler, English author and journalist
1960
Norm Magnusson, American painter and sculptor
1960
Norbert Pohlmann, German computer scientist and academic
1960
Yuri Shargin, Russian colonel, engineer, and astronaut
1959
Dave Beasant, English footballer and coach
1959
Mary Roach, American author
1959
Sting (wrestler), American wrestler
1959
Peter Truscott, Baron Truscott, British Labour Party politician and peer
1958
Holly Hunter, American actress and producer
1958
Rickey Jackson, American football player
1958
Joe Reaiche, Australian rugby player
1957
Vanessa Bell Calloway, American actress
1957
David Foster, Australian woodchopper
1957
Spike Lee, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1957
Theresa Russell, American actress
1957
Chris Wedge, American animator, producer, screenwriter, and voice actor
1956
Catherine Ashton, English politician, Vice-President of the European Commission
1956
Anne Donahue, American lawyer and politician
1956
Naoto Takenaka, Japanese actor, comedian, singer, and director
1955
Nina Kiriki Hoffman, American author
1955
Ian Moss, Australian guitarist and singer-songwriter
1954
Mike Francesa, American radio talk show host and television commentator
1954
Liana Kanelli, Greek journalist and politician
1954
Paul Mirabella, American baseball player
1953
Phil Judd, New Zealand singer-songwriter, guitarist and painter
1952
Geoff Brabham, Australian race car driver
1952
David Greenaway, English economist and academic
1951
Jimmie Vaughan, American blues-rock singer-songwriter and guitarist
1950
William Hurt, American actor
1950
Carl Palmer, English drummer, percussionist, and songwriter
1949
Marcia Ball, American blues singer-songwriter and pianist
1949
Richard Dowden, English journalist and educator
1948
John de Lancie, American actor
1948
Bobby Orr, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1948
Nikos Papazoglou, Greek singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2011)
1947
John Boswell, American historian, philologist, and academic (d. 1994)
1946
Douglas B. Green, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1946
Malcolm Simmons, English motorcycle racer (d. 2014)
1945
Henry Bartholomay, American soldier and pilot (d. 2015)
1945
Jay Ingram, Canadian television host and author
1945
Pat Riley, American basketball player and coach
1945
Tim Yeo, English politician, Shadow Secretary of State for Health
1944
John Cameron, English composer and conductor
1944
Camille Cosby, American author, producer, and philanthropist
1944
Alan Harper, English-Irish archbishop
1943
Gerard Malanga, American poet and photographer
1943
Douglas Tompkins, American businessman, co-founded The North Face and Esprit Holdings (d. 2015)
1943
Paul Junger Witt, American director and producer (d. 2018)
1941
Pat Corrales, American baseball player and manager
1941
Kenji Kimihara, Japanese runner
1940
Stathis Chaitas, Greek footballer and manager
1940
Mary Ellen Mark, American photographer and journalist (d. 2015)
1940
Giampiero Moretti, Italian race car driver and businessman, founded the Momo company (d. 2012)
1939
Gerald Curran, American lawyer and politician (d. 2013)
1939
Don Edwards, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1939
Walter Jakob Gehring, Swiss biologist and academic (d. 2014)
1939
Brian Mulroney, Canadian lawyer and politician, 18th Prime Minister of Canada
1938
Sergei Novikov, Russian mathematician and academic
1937
Lois Lowry, American author
1937
Jerry Reed, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (d. 2008)
1936
Lee "Scratch" Perry, Jamaican singer, songwriter, music producer, and inventor
1936
Mark Saville, Baron Saville of Newdigate, English lieutenant, lawyer, and judge
1935
Ted Bessell, American actor and director (d. 1996)
1935
Bettye Washington Greene, American chemist (d. 1995)
1934
Willie Brown, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 41st Mayor of San Francisco
1934
David Malouf, Australian author and playwright
1933
Lateef Adegbite, Nigerian lawyer and politician (d. 2012)
1933
George Altman, American baseball player
1933
Ian Walsh, Australian rugby league player and coach (d. 2013)
1931
Hal Linden, American actor, singer, and director
1931
Rein Raamat, Estonian director and screenwriter
1930
S. Arasaratnam, Sri Lankan historian, author, and academic (d. 1998)
1929
William Andrew MacKay, Canadian lawyer and judge (d. 2013)
1929
Germán Robles, Spanish-Mexican actor and director (d. 2015)
1928
Jerome Biffle, American long jumper and coach (d. 2002)
1928
James P. Gordon, American physicist and engineer (d. 2013)
1928
Fred Rogers, American television host and producer (d. 2003)
1927
John Joubert, South African-English composer and academic (d. 2019)
1925
John Ehrlichman, American lawyer, 12th White House Counsel (d. 1999)
1923
Con Martin, Irish footballer and manager (d. 2013)
1923
Shaukat Siddiqui, Pakistani journalist, author, and activist (d. 2006)
1922
Larry Elgart, American saxophonist and bandleader (d. 2017)
1922
Ray Goulding, American actor and screenwriter (d. 1990)
1922
Carl Reiner, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1921
Usmar Ismail, Indonesian filmmaker (d. 1971)
1921
Dušan Pirjevec, Slovenian historian and philosopher (d. 1977)
1921
Alfréd Rényi, Hungarian mathematician and theorist (d. 1970)
1920
Pamela Harriman, English-American diplomat, 58th United States Ambassador to France (d. 1997)
1920
Rosemary Timperley, English author and screenwriter (d. 1988)
1919
Gerhard Barkhorn, German fighter ace (d. 1983)
1918
Jack Barry, American game show host and producer, co-founded Barry & Enright Productions (d. 1984)
1918
Donald Featherstone, English soldier and author (d. 2013)
1918
Marian McPartland, English-American pianist and composer (d. 2013)
1918
Bernd Alois Zimmermann, German composer (d. 1970)
1917
Vera Lynn, English singer, songwriter and actress
1917
Yigael Yadin, Israeli archaeologist, general, and politician, Deputy Prime Minister of Israel (d. 1984)
1916
Pierre Messmer, French lieutenant and politician, Prime Minister of France (d. 2007)
1915
Rudolf Kirchschläger, Austrian judge and politician, 8th President of Austria (d. 2000)
1915
Sviatoslav Richter, Ukrainian pianist and composer (d. 1997)
1915
Sister Rosetta Tharpe, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1973)
1914
Wendell Corey, American actor and politician (d. 1968)
1913
Nikolai Stepulov, Russian-Estonian boxer (d. 1968)
1912
Ralph Hauenstein, American businessman and philanthropist (d. 2016)
1911
Alfonso García Robles, Mexican lawyer and diplomat, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1991)
1910
Erwin Blask, German hammer thrower (d. 1999)
1908
Michael Redgrave, English actor and director (d. 1985)
1907
Hugh MacLennan, Canadian author and educator (d. 1990)
1906
Abraham Beame, American accountant and politician, 104th Mayor of New York City (d. 2001)
1906
Ozzie Nelson, American actor and bandleader (d. 1975)
1905
Jean Galia, French rugby player and boxer (d. 1949)
1904
B. F. Skinner, American psychologist and author (d. 1990)
1903
Edgar Buchanan, American actor (d. 1979)
1900
Amelia Chopitea Villa, Bolivia's first female physician (d. 1942)
1898
Eduard Wiiralt, Estonian artist (d. 1954)
1895
Fredric Wertham, German-American psychologist and author (d. 1981)
1894
Amalie Sara Colquhoun, Australian landscape and portrait painter (d. 1974)
1890
Lauritz Melchior, Danish-American tenor and actor (d. 1973)
1888
Amanda Clement, American baseball player, umpire, and educator (d. 1971)
1885
Vernon Ransford, Australian cricketer (d. 1958)
1884
Philipp Frank, Austrian-American physicist, mathematician, and philosopher (d. 1966)
1884
John Jensen, Australian public servant (d. 1970)
1882
René Coty, French lawyer and politician, 17th President of France (d. 1962)
1882
Harold Weber, American golfer (d. 1933)
1879
Maud Menten, Canadian physician and biochemist (d. 1960)
1876
Payne Whitney, American businessman and philanthropist (d. 1927)
1874
Börries von Münchhausen, German poet and activist (d. 1945)
1870
Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck, German general (d. 1964)
1856
John Lavery, Irish painter (d. 1941)
1856
Frederick Winslow Taylor, American tennis player and engineer (d. 1915)
1851
Ismail Gasprinski, Ukrainian educator, publisher, and politician (d. 1914)
1840
Illarion Pryanishnikov, Russian painter (d. 1894)
1836
Ferris Jacobs, Jr., American general, lawyer, and politician (d. 1886)
1836
Edward Poynter, English painter, illustrator, and curator (d. 1919)
1834
Charles William Eliot, American mathematician and academic (d. 1926)
1831
Patrick Jennings, Northern Irish-Australian politician, 11th Premier of New South Wales (d. 1897)
1831
Solomon L. Spink, American lawyer and politician (d. 1881)
1828
Henrik Ibsen, Norwegian poet, playwright, and director (d. 1906)
1824
Theodor von Heuglin, German explorer and ornithologist (d. 1876)
1821
Ned Buntline, American journalist, author, and publisher (d. 1886)
1811
Napoleon II, French emperor (d. 1832)
1811
George Caleb Bingham, American painter and politician, State Treasurer of Missouri (d. 1879)
1805
Thomas Cooper, British poet (d. 1892)
1800
Braulio Carrillo Colina, Costa Rican lawyer and politician, President of Costa Rica (d. 1845)
1799
Karl August Nicander, Swedish poet and author (d. 1839)
1796
Edward Gibbon Wakefield, English politician (d. 1862)
1771
Heinrich Clauren, German author (d. 1854)
1737
Rama I, Thai king (d. 1809)
1725
Abdul Hamid I, Ottoman sultan (d. 1789)
1639
Ivan Mazepa, Ukrainian diplomat, Hetman of Ukraine (d. 1709)
1615
Dara Shikoh, Indian prince (d. 1659)
1612
Anne Bradstreet, Puritan American poet (d. 1672)
1532
Juan de Ribera, Roman Catholic archbishop (d. 1611)
1502
Pierino Belli, Italian soldier and jurist (d. 1575)
1479
Ippolito d'Este, Italian cardinal (d. 1520)
1477
Jerome Emser, German theologian and scholar (d. 1527)
1469
Cecily of York (d. 1507)
1319
Laurence Hastings, 1st Earl of Pembroke (d. 1348)
1253
Magadu, renamed Wareru, founder of Ramanya Kingdom, renamed Hanthawady Kingdom of Pegu (b. a commoner; d. on a Saturday in January 1307)
43 BC
Ovid, Roman poet (d. 17)

Deaths On This Day

2019
Mary Warnock, English philosopher & writer (b. 1924)
2018
C. K. Mann, a Ghanaian Highlife musician and producer (b. 1936)
2017
David Rockefeller, American billionaire and philanthropist (b. 1915)
2016
Anker Jørgensen, Danish politician, Prime Minister of Denmark (b. 1922)
2015
Eva Burrows, Australian 13th General of The Salvation Army (b. 1929)
2015
Malcolm Fraser, Australian politician, 22nd Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1930)
2014
Hennie Aucamp, South African poet, author, and academic (b. 1934)
2014
Hilderaldo Bellini, Brazilian footballer (b. 1930)
2014
Tonie Nathan, American politician (b. 1923)
2014
Khushwant Singh, Indian journalist and author (b. 1915)
2013
James Herbert, English author (b. 1943)
2013
George Lowe, New Zealand-English mountaineer and explorer (b. 1924)
2013
Zillur Rahman, Bangladeshi lawyer and politician, 15th President of Bangladesh (b. 1929)
2012
Lincoln Hall, Australian mountaineer and author (b. 1955)
2012
Noboru Ishiguro, Japanese animator and director (b. 1938)
2012
Chaim Pinchas Scheinberg, Polish-Israeli rabbi and author (b. 1910)
2012
Jim Stynes, Irish-Australian footballer (b. 1966)
2011
Johnny Pearson, English pianist, conductor, and composer (b. 1925)
2010
Ai, American poet and academic (b. 1947)
2010
Girija Prasad Koirala, Indian-Nepalese politician, 30th Prime Minister of Nepal (b. 1924)
2010
Stewart Udall, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 37th United States Secretary of the Interior (b. 1920)
2007
Raynald Fréchette, Canadian lawyer, judge, and politician (b. 1933)
2007
Taha Yassin Ramadan, Iraqi politician, Vice President of Iraq (b. 1938)
2007
Hawa Yakubu, Ghanaian politician (b. 1948)
2005
Armand Lohikoski, American-Finnish director and screenwriter (b. 1912)
2004
Juliana of the Netherlands (b. 1909)
2004
Pierre Sévigny, Canadian colonel and politician (b. 1917)
2001
Luis Alvarado, Puerto Rican-American baseball player (b. 1949)
2000
Gene Eugene, Canadian-American singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1961)
1999
Patrick Heron, British painter (b. 1920)
1997
V. S. Pritchett, English short story writer, essayist, and critic (b. 1900)
1994
Lewis Grizzard, American writer and humorist (b. 1946)
1993
Polykarp Kusch, German-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1911)
1992
Georges Delerue, French composer (b. 1925)
1990
Maurice Cloche, French director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1907)
1990
Lev Yashin, Russian footballer (b. 1929)
1983
Ivan Matveyevich Vinogradov, Russian mathematician and academic (b. 1891)
1981
Gerry Bertier, American football player (b. 1953)
1978
Jacques Brugnon, French tennis player (b. 1895)
1977
Charles Lyttelton, 10th Viscount Cobham, English politician, 9th Governor-General of New Zealand (b. 1909)
1977
Terukuni Manzō, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 38th Yokozuna (b. 1919)
1974
Chet Huntley, American journalist (b. 1911)
1972
Marilyn Maxwell, American actress (b. 1921)
1971
Falih Rıfkı Atay, Turkish journalist and politician (b. 1894)
1969
Henri Longchambon, French politician (b. 1896)
1968
Carl Theodor Dreyer, Danish director and screenwriter (b. 1889)
1966
Johnny Morrison, American baseball player (b. 1895)
1965
Daniel Frank, American long jumper (b. 1882)
1964
Brendan Behan, Irish republican and playwright (b. 1923)
1958
Adegoke Adelabu, Nigerian merchant, journalist, and politician (b. 1915)
1952
Hjalmar Väre, Finnish cyclist (b. 1892)
1947
Sigurd Wallén, Swedish actor and director (b. 1884)
1946
Amadeus William Grabau, American-Chinese geologist, paleontologist, and academic (b. 1870)
1945
Dorothy Campbell, Scottish-American golfer (b. 1883)
1940
Alfred Ploetz, German physician, biologist, and eugenicist (b. 1860)
1933
Giuseppe Zangara, Italian-American assassin of Anton Cermak (b. 1900; executed)
1931
Hermann Müller, German journalist and politician, 12th Chancellor of Germany (b. 1876)
1930
Arthur F. Andrews, American cyclist (b. 1876)
1929
Ferdinand Foch, French field marshal (b. 1851)
1925
George Curzon, 1st Marquess Curzon of Kedleston, English politician, 35th Governor-General of India (b. 1859)
1918
Lewis A. Grant, American general and lawyer (b. 1828)
1909
Friedrich Amelung, Estonian historian and businessman (b. 1842)
1899
Franz Ritter von Hauer, Austrian geologist and author (b. 1822)
1897
Apollon Maykov, Russian poet and playwright (b. 1821)
1894
Lajos Kossuth, Hungarian lawyer, journalist and politician (b. 1802)
1878
Julius Robert von Mayer, German physician and physicist (b. 1814)
1874
Hans Christian Lumbye, Danish composer and conductor (b. 1810)
1865
Yamanami Keisuke, Japanese samurai (b. 1833)
1855
Joseph Aspdin, English businessman (b. 1788)
1849
James Justinian Morier, Turkish-English author and diplomat (b. 1780)
1835
Louis Léopold Robert, French painter (b. 1794)
1793
William Murray, 1st Earl of Mansfield, Scottish judge and politician, Attorney General for England and Wales (b. 1705)
1780
Benjamin Truman, English brewer and businessman (b. 1699)
1746
Nicolas de Largillière, French painter and academic (b. 1656)
1730
Adrienne Lecouvreur, French actress (b. 1692)
1688
Maria of Orange-Nassau, Dutch princess (b. 1642)
1673
Augustyn Kordecki, Polish monk (b. 1603)
1619
Matthias, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1557)
1568
Albert, Duke of Prussia (b. 1490)
1549
Thomas Seymour, 1st Baron Seymour of Sudeley, English general and politician, Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports (b. 1508)
1475
Georges Chastellain, Burgundian chronicler and poet
1440
Sigismund I of Lithuania
1413
Henry IV of England (b. 1367)
1390
Alexios III Megas Komnenos, Emperor of Trebizond (b. 1338)
1351
Muhammad bin Tughluq, Sultan of Delhi
1302
Ralph Walpole, Bishop of Norwich
1239
Hermann von Salza, German knight and diplomat (b. 1179)
1191
Pope Clement III (b. 1130)
1181
Taira no Kiyomori, Japanese general (b. 1118)
851
Ebbo, archbishop of Reims
842
Alfonso II, king of Asturias (Spain) (b. 759)
703
Wulfram, archbishop of Sens
687
Cuthbert, Northumbrian (English) monk, bishop, and saint (b. 634)

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