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On This Day in History:  May 13

May 13 is the 133rd day of the year (134th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 232 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2019
Nearly $10 million in Louisiana Lottery winnings go unclaimed every year. Each year, the Louisiana Lottery estimates abut $9-10 million worth of lottery winnings never get collected.
2016
NJ family of 8 claims $429.6 million Powerball lottery jackpot. A New Jersey woman and her seven adult children have stepped forward to claim a $429.6 million Powerball jackpot.
2016
8 people to split $429.6 million Powerball lottery jackpot in NJ. The New Jersey Lottery has announced a press conference will be held at their headquarters Friday afternoon to introduce the winners of last week's Powerball.
2016
Which lottery games do N.J. residents spend the most money on?. While Powerball and Mega Millions capture the public's attention when their jackpots soar into the hundreds of millions, it's other lottery games that pay the freight in New Jersey.
2014
Wyoming Lottery to begin accepting retailer applications. Starting May 21, the Wyoming Lottery Corp. will begin accepting applications from Wyoming retail business owners who want to sell Powerball and Mega Millions tickets at their retail locations.
2010
Illinois Lottery solicits companies for privatization. The Illinois Lottery today asked private firms for expressions of interest in managing its operations for a period of up to 10 years.
2009
NASCAR fan wins $75.6M lottery jackpot. A Virginia man claimed a $75.6 million share of the $227 million Mega Millions lottery jackpot from the May 1 drawing.
2008
Winning Oregon Lottery ticket expires May 23. Oregon Lottery officials say it's time to double-check your wallet or your purse, or even the sofa, to see if a lottery ticket with the winning numbers was overlooked.
2008
Ohio Lottery switches games operator. The Ohio Lottery is planning to turn over control of some of its best-known games -- Pick 3, Pick 4, Mega Millions and the upcoming Keno game -- to an international company that's projected to save the lottery $200 million over 10 years.
2005
$100,000 lottery ticket claim goes to court. An administrative law judge is considering the claim by two Indiana men that they are the rightful owners of a $100,000 lottery ticket that was tossed in the trash.
2005
California Lottery fixes major problem with Derby game. A computer software glitch denied 650 players a chance to win the game's grand prize over six months. The glitch demonstrates one of the many problems that can happen with computerized lottery drawings.
2005
Illionois lottery winner arrested on gun charges. A northwestern Illinois man who is a member of a group that says it holds a lottery ticket worth $35.7 million was arrested Thursday on federal gun trafficking and drug charges.
2004
Study: Brain Prefers Working for Cash. Lottery winners, trust-fund babies and others who get their money without working for it do not get as much satisfaction from their cash as those who earn it, a study of the pleasure center in people's brains suggests.
2004
Scientific Games Wins 7-Year Puerto Rico Lottery Contract. Scientific Games Corporation announced that it has been named the apparent winner of the online lottery contract for Puerto Rico worth $66.7 million over seven years.
2004
$175,000 Virginia Mega Millions Lottery Ticket Expires Today. Time is running out for a Virginia Lottery player who bought a winning Mega Millions ticket in Virginia Beach. The ticket is worth $175,000 until 5:00 PM today, when it expires.
2004
New York Lotto Hits $50 Million Mark. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Wednesday's New York Lotto drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $50 million.
2004
Powerball Jackpot Jumps to $15 Million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Wednesday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $15 million, with a cash option of $7.6 million.
2004
Minnesota Lottery to close offices. The Minnesota State Lottery will cut 15 jobs and close its offices in Brainerd and Eagan in a move intended to save $1 million beginning in July.
2004
WCLC to clearly define "ticket". The Western Canada Lottery Corporation is changing its definition of a winning ticket, after a woman was allowed to collect her prize with a photocopy.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$363.9 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 15, 2013
2.$316 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 14, 2019
3.$280 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 16, 2018
4.$266 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 15, 2020
5.$250 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 15, 2019
6.$184 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 13, 2017
7.€123 Million
US$174.48 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
May 13, 2011
8.€151.67 Million
US$170.13 Million
Draw Date
May 14, 2019
9.$170 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 14, 2013
10.$166 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 13, 2008
11.$161 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 13, 2016
12.$159 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 15, 2015
13.$129 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 13, 2009
14.€99 Million
US$123.06 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
May 14, 2010
15.€94.84 Million
US$121.23 Million
Draw Date
May 19, 2012
16.$121 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 13, 2014
17.$120 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 15, 2010
18.$111 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 14, 2005
19.€97 Million
US$107.33 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
May 16, 2017
20.€90 Million
US$102.72 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
May 15, 2015
21.$100 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 13, 2006
21.$100 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
May 13, 2015
23.€71.44 Million
US$96.4 Million
Draw Date
May 19, 2007
24.$94 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
May 16, 2006
25.€79.77 Million
US$94 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
May 18, 2018

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1983
Friday, May 13, 1983
37 years old
1982
Thursday, May 13, 1982
38 years old
1981
Wednesday, May 13, 1981
39 years old
1978
Saturday, May 13, 1978
42 years old
1973
Sunday, May 13, 1973
47 years old
1972
Saturday, May 13, 1972
48 years old
1969
Tuesday, May 13, 1969
51 years old
1957
Monday, May 13, 1957
63 years old
1955
Friday, May 13, 1955
65 years old
(year not provided)
(year not provided)
(year not provided)
(year not provided)
(year not provided)

Worldwide Events On This Day

2018
9 people died after the suicide bombing of 3 Indonesian churches in Surabaya, Indonesia
2014
An explosion at an underground coal mine in southwest Turkey kills 301 miners.
2013
Kermit Gosnell, a U.S.abortionphysician, is found guilty in Pennsylvania of three counts of murder of newborn infants, one count of involuntary manslaughter, and various other charges. In total, more than 100 babies were killed at Gosnell's abortion clinic.
2012
Forty-nine dismembered bodies are discovered by Mexican authorities on Mexican Federal Highway 40.
2011
Two bombs explode in the Charsadda District of Pakistan killing 98 people and wounding 140 others.
2006
São Paulo violence: Rebellions occur in several prisons in Brazil.
2005
Andijan uprising, Uzbekistan; Troops open fire on crowds of protestors after a prison break; at least 187 people were killed according to official estimates.
1998
Race riots break out in Jakarta, Indonesia, where shops owned by Indonesians of Chinese descent are looted and women raped.
1998
India carries out two nuclear tests at Pokhran, following the three conducted on May 11. The United States and Japan impose economic sanctions on India.
1996
Severe thunderstorms and a tornado in Bangladesh kill 600 people.
1995
Alison Hargreaves, a 33-year-old British mother, becomes the first woman to conquer Everest without oxygen or the help of sherpas.
1992
Li Hongzhi gives the first public lecture on Falun Gong in Changchun, People's Republic of China.
1990
The Dinamo-Red Star riot took place at Maksimir Stadium in Zagreb, Croatia between the Bad Blue Boys (fans of Dinamo Zagreb) and the Delije (fans of Red Star Belgrade).
1989
Large groups of students occupyTiananmen Square and begin a hunger strike.
1985
Police bombed MOVE headquarters in Philadelphia to end a stand-off, killing six adults and five children, and destroying the homes of 250 city residents.
1981
Mehmet Ali Ağcaattempts to assassinatePope John Paul II in St. Peter's Square in Rome. The Pope is rushed to the Agostino Gemelli University Polyclinic to undergo emergency surgery and survives.
1980
An F3 tornadohitsKalamazoo County, Michigan. President Jimmy Carter declares it a federal disaster area.
1972
Faulty electrical wiring ignites a fire underneath the Playtown Cabaret in Osaka, Japan. Blocked exits and non-functional elevators lead to 118 fatalities, with many victims leaping to their deaths.
1972
The Troubles: A car bombing outside a crowded pub in Belfast sparks a two-day gun battle involving the Provisional IRA, Ulster Volunteer Force and British Army. Seven people are killed and over 66 injured.
1971
Over 900 unarmed Bengali Hindus are murdered in the Demra massacre.
1969
May 13 Incident involving sectarian violence in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
1967
Dr. Zakir Husain becomes the third President of India. He is the first Muslim President of the Indian Union. He holds this position until August 24, 1969.
1960
Hundreds of University of California, Berkeley students congregate for the first day of protest against a visit by the House Committee on Un-American Activities.
1958
During a visit to Caracas, Venezuela, Vice PresidentRichard Nixon's car is attacked by anti-American demonstrators.
1958
May 1958 crisis: A group of French military officers lead a coup in Algiers demanding that a government of national unity be formed with Charles de Gaulle at its head in order to defend French control of Algeria.
1958
Ben Carlin becomes the first (and only) person to circumnavigate the world by amphibious vehicle, having travelled over 17,000 kilometres (11,000 mi) by sea and 62,000 kilometres (39,000 mi) by land during a ten-year journey.
1954
The anti-National Service Riots, by Chinese middle school students in Singapore, take place.
1954
The original Broadway production of The Pajama Game opens and runs for another 1,063 performances. Later received three Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical, and Best Choreography.
1952
The Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Parliament of India, holds its first sitting.
1951
The 400th anniversary of the founding of the National University of San Marcos is commemorated by the opening of the first large-capacity stadium in Peru.
1950
The first round of the Formula One World Championship is held at Silverstone.
1948
Arab-Israeli War: The Kfar Etzion massacre is committed by Arab irregulars, the day before the declaration of independence of the state of Israel on May 14.
1943
World War II: Operations Vulcan and Strike force the surrender of the last Axis troops in Tunisia.
1941
World War II: Yugoslav royal colonel Dragoljub Mihailović starts fighting against German occupation troops, beginning the Serbian resistance.
1940
World War II: Germany's conquest of France begins as the German army crosses the Meuse. Winston Churchill makes his "blood, toil, tears, and sweat" speech to the House of Commons.
1940
Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands flees her country to Great Britain after the German invasion. Princess Juliana takes her children to Canada for their safety.
1939
The first commercial FMradio station in the United States is launched in Bloomfield, Connecticut. The station later becomes WDRC-FM.
1917
Three children report the first apparition of Our Lady of Fátima in Fátima, Portugal.
1912
The Royal Flying Corps, the forerunner of the Royal Air Force, is established in the United Kingdom.
1909
The first Giro d'Italia starts from Milan. Italian cyclist Luigi Ganna will be the winner.
1888
With the passage of the Lei Áurea ("Golden Law"), Empire of Brazil abolishes slavery.
1880
In Menlo Park, New Jersey, Thomas Edison performs the first test of his electric railway.
1865
American Civil War: Battle of Palmito Ranch: In far south Texas, the last land battle of the Civil War ends with a Confederate victory.
1864
American Civil War: Battle of Resaca: The battle begins with Union General Sherman fighting toward Atlanta.
1862
The USS Planter, a steamer and gunship, steals through Confederate lines and is passed to the Union, by a southern slave, Robert Smalls, who later was officially appointed as captain, becoming the first black man to command a United States ship.
1861
American Civil War: Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom issues a "proclamation of neutrality" which recognizes the Confederacy as having belligerent rights.
1861
The Great Comet of 1861 is discovered by John Tebbutt of Windsor, New South Wales, Australia.
1861
Pakistan's (then a part of British India) first railway line opens, from Karachi to Kotri.
1846
Mexican-American War: The United States declares war on Mexico.
1830
Ecuador gains its independence from Gran Colombia.
1804
Forces sent by Yusuf Karamanli of Tripoli to retake Derna from the Americans attack the city.
1787
CaptainArthur Phillip leaves Portsmouth, England, with eleven ships full of convicts (the "First Fleet") to establish a penal colony in Australia.
1780
The Cumberland Compact is signed by leaders of the settlers in early Tennessee.
1779
War of the Bavarian Succession: Russian and French mediators at the Congress of Teschen negotiate an end to the war. In the agreement Austria receives the part of its territory that was taken from it (the Innviertel).
1619
Dutch statesman Johan van Oldenbarnevelt is executed in The Hague after being convicted of treason.
1568
Battle of Langside: The forces of Mary, Queen of Scots, are defeated by a confederacy of Scottish Protestants under James Stewart, Earl of Moray, her half-brother.
1515
Mary Tudor, Queen of France, and Charles Brandon, 1st Duke of Suffolk, are officially married at Greenwich.
1373
Julian of Norwich has visions which are later transcribed in her Revelations of Divine Love.

Births On This Day

1997
Reimis Smith, Australian rugby league player
1994
Łukasz Moneta, Polish footballer
1993
Stefan Kraft, Austrian ski jumper
1993
Debby Ryan, American actress and singer
1993
Romelu Lukaku, Belgian footballer
1993
Siim-Tanel Sammelselg, Estonian ski jumper
1993
Jack & Finn Harries, JacksGap, English Youtubers
1992
Bill Arnold, American ice hockey player
1992
Willson Contreras, Venezuelan baseball player
1992
Josh Papalii, New Zealand-Australian rugby league player
1992
Georgina García Pérez, Spanish tennis player
1991
Anders Fannemel, Norwegian ski jumper
1991
Francisco Lachowski, Brazilian model
1990
Mychal Givens, American baseball player
1989
P. K. Subban, Canadian ice hockey player
1988
Paulo Avelino, Filipino actor and singer
1988
Didier Cohen, Australian DJ, producer and media personality
1988
Casey Donovan, Australian singer-songwriter
1987
Antonio Adán, Spanish footballer
1987
Hugo Becker, French actor
1987
Matt Doyle, American actor and singer
1987
Laura Izibor, Irish singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer
1987
Candice King, American singer-songwriter and actress
1987
Sandro Mareco, Argentine chess player
1987
Hunter Parrish, American actor and singer
1987
Marianne Vos, Dutch cyclist
1987
Charlotte Wessels, Dutch singer-songwriter
1987
Bobby Shuttleworth, American soccer player
1986
Lena Dunham, American actress, director, and screenwriter
1986
Eun-Hee Ji, South Korean golfer
1986
Robert Pattinson, English actor
1986
Alexander Rybak, Belarusian-Norwegian singer-songwriter, violinist, and actor
1986
Scott Sutter, English footballer
1986
Nino Schurter, Swiss cyclist
1986
Kris Versteeg, Canadian ice hockey player
1985
Javier Balboa, Spanish-Equatoguinean footballer
1985
Jaroslav Halák, Slovak ice hockey player
1985
David Hernandez, American baseball player
1985
Carolina Luján, Argentine chess player
1985
Iwan Rheon, Welsh actor and singer
1985
Travis Zajac, Canadian ice hockey player
1984
J. B. Cox, American baseball player
1984
Benny Dayal, Indian singer
1984
Dawn Harper, American hurdler
1984
Caroline Rotich, Kenyan runner
1983
Natalie Cassidy, English actress and singer
1983
Anita Görbicz, Hungarian handball player
1983
Johnny Hoogerland, Dutch cyclist
1983
Grégory Lemarchal, French singer (d. 2007)
1983
Jacob Reynolds, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
1983
Yaya Touré, Ivorian footballer
1982
Albert Crusat, Spanish footballer
1982
Larry Fonacier, Filipino basketball player
1982
Oguchi Onyewu, American soccer player
1981
Luciana Berger, English politician
1981
Nicolas Jeanjean, French rugby player
1981
Sunny Leone, Canadian American actress, model, and pornstar
1981
Michael Mantenuto, American actor, college ice hockey player, and non-commissioned officer of the United States Army (d. 2017)
1981
Shaun Phillips, American football player
1981
Ryan Piers Williams, American actor and film director
1980
L. J. Smith, American football player
1979
Prince Carl Philip, Duke of Värmland
1979
Steve Mildenhall, English footballer
1979
Vyacheslav Shevchuk, Ukrainian footballer
1978
Brooke Anderson, American journalist
1978
Mike Bibby, American basketball player and coach
1978
Ryan Bukvich, American baseball player
1978
Germán Magariños, Argentinian actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1978
Dilshan Vitharana, Sri Lankan cricketer
1978
Barry Zito, American baseball player
1978
Nuwan Zoysa, Sri Lankan cricketer
1977
Ilse DeLange, Dutch singer-songwriter
1977
Anthony Q. Farrell, Canadian-American actor and screenwriter
1977
Robby Hammock, American baseball player and coach
1977
Neil Hopkins, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
1977
James Middlebrook, English cricketer
1977
Samantha Morton, English actress and director
1977
Brian Thomas Smith, American actor and producer
1977
Pusha T, American rapper
1976
Mark Delaney, Welsh footballer and manager
1976
Trajan Langdon, American basketball player and scout
1976
Ana Popović, Serbian-American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1976
Magdalena Walach, Polish actress
1975
Jamie Allison, Canadian ice hockey player
1975
Cristian Bezzi, Italian rugby player and coach
1975
Brian Geraghty, American actor
1973
Eric Lewis, American pianist
1973
Bridgett Riley, American boxer and stuntwoman
1972
Stefaan Maene, Belgian swimmer
1972
Darryl Sydor, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1972
Pieta van Dishoeck, Dutch rower
1971
Imogen Boorman, English actress and martial artist
1971
Rob Fredrickson, American football player
1971
Espen Lind, Norwegian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1971
Tom Nalen, American football player and sportscaster
1970
Doug Evans, American football player
1970
Robert Maćkowiak, Polish sprinter
1969
Buckethead, American guitarist and songwriter
1969
Nikos Aliagas, French-Greek journalist and television host
1968
Miguel Ángel Blanco, Spanish politician (d. 1997)
1968
Susan Floyd, American actress
1968
Scott Morrison, Australian politician, 30th Prime Minister of Australia
1968
PMD, American rapper
1968
Dmitriy Shevchenko, Russian discus thrower and coach
1967
Tish Cyrus, American actress and film producer
1967
Shon Greenblatt, American actor
1967
Tommy Gunn, pornographic actor
1967
Chuck Schuldiner, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2001)
1967
Melanie Thornton, American-German singer (d. 2001)
1966
Alison Goldfrapp, English singer-songwriter and producer
1966
Darius Rucker, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1965
José Antonio Delgado, Venezuelan mountaineer (d. 2006)
1965
Tasmin Little, English violinist and educator
1965
János Marozsán, Hungarian footballer
1965
Hikari Ōta, Japanese comedian and actor
1965
José Rijo, Dominican baseball player
1965
Lari White, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress (d. 2018)
1964
Stephen Colbert, American comedian and talk show host
1964
Chris Maitland, English drummer
1964
Tom Verica, American actor, television director, and producer
1963
Andrea Leadsom, English politician
1963
Wally Masur, Australian tennis player, coach, and sportscaster
1962
Paul Burstow, English politician
1962
Nick Hurd, English businessman and politician, Minister for Civil Society
1961
Siobhan Fallon Hogan, American actress
1961
Dennis Rodman, American basketball player, wrestler, and actor
1958
Anthony Ray Parker, American actor
1957
Alan Ball, American director, producer, and screenwriter
1957
Frances Barber, English actress
1957
Mark Heap, English actor
1957
David Hill, English organist and conductor
1957
Mar Roxas, Filipino economist and politician, 24th Filipino Secretary of the Interior
1957
Koji Suzuki, Japanese author and screenwriter
1956
Richard Madeley, English journalist and author
1956
Fred Melamed, American actor
1956
Kailash Vijayvargiya, National General Secretary of Bhartiya Janta Party
1954
Johnny Logan, Australian-Irish singer-songwriter and guitarist
1953
Zlatko Burić, Croat-Danish actor
1953
Gerry Sutcliffe, English politician, Vice-Chamberlain of the Household
1953
David Voelker, American businessman and philanthropist (d. 2013)
1953
Harm Wiersma, Dutch draughts player and politician
1953
Ruth A. David, American electrical engineer
1952
John Kasich, American politician, 69th Governor of Ohio
1952
Mary Walsh, Canadian actress, producer, and screenwriter
1952
Londa Schiebinger, American academic and author
1951
Rosie Boycott, English journalist and author
1951
Sharon Sayles Belton, American politician, 45th Mayor of Minneapolis
1951
Anand Modak, Indian composer and director (d. 2014)
1951
Herman Philipse, Dutch philosopher and academic
1951
Selina Scott, English journalist, producer, and author
1951
Paul Thompson, English drummer
1950
Andy Cunningham, English actor (d. 2011)
1950
Danny Kirwan, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2018)
1950
Joe Johnston, American film director and effects artist
1950
Manning Marable, American author and academic (d. 2011)
1950
Bobby Valentine, American baseball player and manager
1950
Stevie Wonder, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer
1949
Jane Glover, English conductor and scholar
1949
Zoë Wanamaker, American-British actress
1949
Philip Kruse, Norwegian trumpeter and orchestra leader
1948
Sheila Jeffreys, English-Australian political scientist, author, and academic
1948
Dean Meminger, American basketball player and coach (d. 2013)
1947
Charles Baxter, American novelist, essayist, and poet
1947
Edgar Burcksen, Dutch-American film editor
1946
Tim Pigott-Smith, English actor and author (d. 2017)
1946
Jean Rondeau, French race car driver and constructor (d. 1985)
1946
Marv Wolfman, American author
1945
Lasse Berghagen, Swedish singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
1945
Magic Dick, American blues-rock harmonica, trumpet, and saxophone player (The J. Geils Band)
1945
Lou Marini, American saxophonist and composer
1944
Sir Crispin Agnew, 11th Baronet, Scottish explorer, lawyer, and judge
1944
Robert L. Crawford Jr., American actor
1944
Carolyn Franklin, American R&B singer-songwriter (d. 1988)
1944
Armistead Maupin, American author, screenwriter, and actor
1943
Anthony Clarke, Baron Clarke of Stone-cum-Ebony, English lawyer and judge
1943
Kurt Trampedach, Danish painter and sculptor (d. 2013)
1943
Mary Wells, American singer-songwriter (d. 1992)
1942
Leighton Gage, American author (d. 2013)
1942
Roger Young, American director, producer, and screenwriter
1941
Senta Berger, Austrian actress
1941
Joe Brown, English singer and musician
1941
Jody Conradt, American basketball player and coach
1941
Ritchie Valens, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1959)
1940
Bruce Chatwin, English author (d. 1989)
1940
Kōkichi Tsuburaya, Japanese runner (d. 1968)
1939
Hildrun Claus, German long jumper
1939
Peter Frenkel, German race walker and coach
1939
Harvey Keitel, American actor
1938
Giuliano Amato, Italian academic and politician, 48th Prime Minister of Italy
1938
Laurent Beaudoin, Canadian businessman
1938
Anna Cropper, British actress (d. 2007)
1938
Francine Pascal, American author and playwright
1938
Buck Taylor, American actor
1937
Trevor Baylis, English inventor, invented the wind-up radio (d. 2018)
1937
Roch Carrier, Canadian librarian and author
1937
John Cope, Baron Cope of Berkeley, English accountant and politician, Treasurer of the Household
1937
Zohra Lampert, American actress
1937
Beverley Owen, American actress (d. 2019)
1937
Roger Zelazny, American author and poet (d. 1995)
1936
Bill Rompkey, Canadian educator and politician (d. 2017)
1935
Dominic Cossa, American opera singer
1935
Teddy Randazzo, American singer-songwriter and accordion player (d. 2003)
1935
Jan Saudek, Czech photographer and painter
1935
Kája Saudek, Czech author and illustrator (d. 2015)
1934
Ehud Netzer, Israeli archaeologist, architect, and academic (d. 2010)
1934
Leon Wagner, American baseball player and actor (d. 2004)
1933
John Roseboro, American baseball player and coach (d. 2002)
1931
Jim Jones, American cult leader, founder of the Peoples Temple (d. 1978)
1931
Sydney Lipworth, South African-English lawyer, businessman, and philanthropist
1930
Mike Gravel, American lieutenant and politician
1930
José Jiménez Lozano, Spanish journalist and author
1930
Vernon Shaw, Dominican politician, 5th President of Dominica (d. 2013)
1929
John Galvin, American general (d. 2015)
1929
Angela Maria, Brazilian singer (d. 2018)
1928
Enrique Bolaños, Nicaraguan politician, President of Nicaragua
1928
Édouard Molinaro, French actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2013)
1927
Archie Scott Brown, Scottish race car driver (d. 1958)
1927
Fred Hellerman, American folk singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (The Weavers) (d. 2016)
1927
Herbert Ross, American actor, director, and producer (d. 2001)
1924
Theodore Mann, American director and producer (d. 2012)
1924
Harry Schwarz, German-South African lawyer, politician, and diplomat, 13th South African Ambassador to the United States (d. 2010)
1923
Ruth Adler Schnee, German-American textile designer and interior designer
1922
Michael Ainsworth, English cricketer (d. 1978)
1922
Otl Aicher, German graphic designer and typographer (d. 1991)
1922
Bea Arthur, American actress and singer (d. 2009)
1920
Gareth Morris, English flute player (d. 2007)
1918
Balasaraswati, Indian dancer and instructor (d. 1984)
1918
Gwyn Howells, Australian public servant (d. 1997)
1916
Sachidananda Routray, Indian Oriya-language poet (d. 2004)
1914
Joe Louis, American boxer, wrestler, and actor (d. 1981)
1914
Johnnie Wright, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2011)
1914
Antonia Ferrín Moreiras, Spanish mathematician, academic, and astronomer (d. 2009)
1913
Robert Dorning, English actor, singer, and dancer (d. 1989)
1913
Theo Helfrich, German racing driver (d. 1978)
1913
William R. Tolbert, Jr., Liberian politician, 20th President of Liberia (d. 1980)
1912
Gil Evans, Canadian-American pianist, composer, and bandleader (d. 1988)
1912
Judah Nadich, American colonel and rabbi (d. 2007)
1911
Robert Middleton, American actor (d. 1977)
1911
Maxine Sullivan, American singer and actress (d. 1987)
1909
Ken Darby, American composer and conductor (d. 1992)
1908
Eugen Kapp, Estonian composer and educator (d. 1996)
1907
Daphne du Maurier, English novelist and playwright (d. 1989)
1905
Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed, Indian lawyer and politician, 5th President of India (d. 1977)
1904
Louis Duffus, Australian-South African cricketer and journalist (d. 1984)
1901
Murilo Mendes, Brazilian poet and telegrapher (d. 1975)
1895
Nandor Fodor, Hungarian-American psychologist, parapsychologist, and author (d. 1964)
1894
Ásgeir Ásgeirsson, Icelandic politician, 2nd President of Iceland (d. 1972)
1888
Inge Lehmann, Danish seismologist and geophysicist (d. 1993)
1887
Lorna Hodgkinson, Australian educator and educational psychologist (d. 1951)
1885
Mikiel Gonzi, Maltese archbishop (d. 1984)
1884
Oskar Rosenfeld, Jewish-Austrian writer and Holocaust victim (d.1944)
1883
Georgios Papanikolaou, Greek-American pathologist, invented the pap smear (d. 1962)
1882
Georges Braque, French painter and sculptor (d. 1963)
1881
Lima Barreto, Brazilian journalist and author (d. 1922)
1881
Joe Forshaw, American runner (d. 1964)
1869
Mehmet Emin Yurdakul, Turkish writer (d. 1944)
1868
Sumner Paine, American target shooter (d. 1904)
1859
Kate Marsden, British nurse and explorer who travelled to Siberia to find a cure for leprosy. (d. 1931)
1857
Ronald Ross, Indian-English physician and mathematician, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1932)
1856
Tom O'Rourke, American boxer and manager (d. 1938)
1853
Vaiben Louis Solomon, Australian politician, 21st Premier of South Australia (d. 1908)
1842
Arthur Sullivan, English composer (d. 1900)
1840
Alphonse Daudet, French author, poet, and playwright (d. 1897)
1832
Juris Alunāns, Latvian philologist and author (d. 1864)
1830
Zebulon Baird Vance, American colonel, lawyer, and politician, 37th Governor of North Carolina (d. 1894)
1822
Francis, Duke of Cádiz (d. 1902)
1795
Gérard Paul Deshayes, French geologist and chronologist (d. 1875)
1794
Louis Léopold Robert, French painter (d. 1835)
1792
Pope Pius IX (d. 1878)
1753
Lazare Carnot, French general, mathematician, and politician, French Minister of the Interior (d. 1823)
1742
Maria Christina, Duchess of Teschen (d. 1798)
1735
Horace Coignet, French violinist and composer (d. 1821)
1730
Charles Watson-Wentworth, 2nd Marquess of Rockingham, English politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1782)
1717
Maria Theresa, Austrian wife of Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1780)
1713
Alexis Clairaut, French mathematician, astronomer, and geophysicist (d. 1765)
1712
Count Johann Hartwig Ernst von Bernstorff, Danish politician and diplomat (d. 1772)
1699
Sebastião José de Carvalho e Melo, 1st Marquis of Pombal, Portuguese politician, Prime Minister of Portugal (d. 1782)
1638
Richard Simon, French priest and scholar (d. 1712)
1597
Cornelis Schut, Flemish painter, draughtsman and engraver (d. 1655)
1588
Ole Worm, Danish physician and historian (d. 1654)
1453
Mary Stewart, Countess of Arran, Scottish princess (d. 1488)
1254
Marie of Brabant, Queen of France (d. 1321)
1221
Alexander Nevsky, Russian prince and saint (d. 1263)
1179
Theobald III, Count of Champagne (d. 1201)
1024
Hugh of Cluny, French abbot and saint (d. 1109)

Deaths On This Day

2018
Glenn Branca, American avant-garde composer and guitarist (b. 1948)
2018
Margot Kidder, Canadian-American actress (b. 1948)
2015
Earl Averill, Jr., American baseball player (b. 1931)
2015
Robert Drasnin, American clarinet player and composer (b. 1927)
2015
Nina Otkalenko, Russian runner (b. 1928)
2015
David Sackett, American-Canadian physician and academic (b. 1934)
2015
Gainan Saidkhuzhin, Russian cyclist (b. 1937)
2014
David Malet Armstrong, Australian philosopher and author (b. 1926)
2014
Malik Bendjelloul, Swedish director and producer (b. 1977)
2014
J. F. Coleman, American soldier and pilot (b. 1918)
2014
Ron Stevens, Canadian lawyer and politician (b. 1949)
2014
Morning Glory Zell-Ravenheart, American occultist and author (b. 1948)
2013
Joyce Brothers, American psychologist, author, and actress (b. 1927)
2013
Otto Herrigel, Namibian lawyer and politician (b. 1937)
2013
Jagdish Mali, Indian photographer (b. 1954)
2013
Chuck Muncie, American football player (b. 1953)
2013
Fyodor Tuvin, Russian footballer (b. 1973)
2013
Lynne Woolstencroft, Canadian politician (b. 1943)
2012
Arsala Rahmani Daulat, Afghan politician (b. 1937)
2012
Donald "Duck" Dunn, American bass player, songwriter, and producer (b. 1941)
2012
Ada Maria Isasi-Diaz, Cuban-American theologian, author, and academic (b. 1943)
2012
Lee Richardson, English speedway rider (b. 1979)
2012
Don Ritchie, Australian humanitarian (b. 1925)
2012
Nguyễn Văn Thiện, Vietnamese bishop (b. 1906)
2011
Derek Boogaard, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1982)
2011
Stephen De Staebler, American sculptor and educator (b. 1933)
2011
Wallace McCain, Canadian businessman, co-founded McCain Foods (b. 1930)
2011
Bruce Ricker, American director and producer (b. 1942)
2009
Frank Aletter, American actor (b. 1926)
2009
Meir Brandsdorfer, Belgian rabbi (b. 1934)
2009
Achille Compagnoni, Italian skier and mountaineer (b. 1914)
2008
Saad Al-Salim Al-Sabah, Kuwaiti ruler, Emir of Kuwait (b. 1930)
2008
Ron Stone, American journalist and author (b. 1936)
2006
Jaroslav Pelikan, American historian and scholar (b. 1923)
2006
Johnnie Wilder, Jr., American singer (b. 1949)
2005
Eddie Barclay, French record producer, founded Barclay Records (b. 1921)
2005
George Dantzig, American mathematician and academic (b. 1914)
2002
Ruth Cracknell, Australian actress and author (b. 1925)
2002
Valeriy Lobanovskyi, Ukrainian footballer and manager (b. 1939)
2001
Jason Miller, American actor and playwright (b. 1939)
2000
Paul Bartel, American actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1938)
2000
Jumbo Tsuruta, Japanese wrestler (b. 1951)
1999
Abd al-Aziz ibn Baz, Saudi Arabian scholar and academic (b. 1910)
1999
Gene Sarazen, American golfer and journalist (b. 1902)
1995
Hao Wang, Chinese-American logician, philosopher, and mathematician (b. 1921)
1994
Duncan Hamilton, Irish-English race car driver (b. 1920)
1994
John Swainson, Canadian-American jurist and politician, 42nd Governor of Michigan (b. 1925)
1992
F. E. McWilliam, Irish sculptor (b. 1909)
1988
Chet Baker, American singer and trumpet player (b. 1929)
1985
Leatrice Joy, American actress (b. 1893)
1985
Richard Ellmann, American literary critic and biographer (b. 1918)
1977
Mickey Spillane, American mobster (b. 1934)
1975
Bob Wills, American singer-songwriter and actor (b. 1905)
1974
Jaime Torres Bodet, Mexican poet and diplomat (b. 1902)
1974
Arthur J. Burks, American colonel and author (b. 1898)
1972
Dan Blocker, American actor (b. 1928)
1963
Alois Hudal, Austrian-Italian bishop (b. 1885)
1963
Denis G. Lillie, British biologist, member of the 1910-1913 Terra Nova Expedition (b. 1884)
1962
Henry Trendley Dean, American dentist (b. 1893)
1962
Franz Kline, American painter and academic (b. 1910)
1961
Gary Cooper, American actor (b. 1901)
1957
Michael Fekete, Hungarian-Israeli mathematician and academic (b. 1886)
1948
Kathleen Cavendish, Marchioness of Hartington (b. 1920)
1947
Sukanta Bhattacharya, Indian poet and playwright (b. 1926)
1945
Tubby Hall, American drummer (b. 1895)
1941
Frederick Christian, English cricketer (b. 1877)
1941
Ōnishiki Uichirō, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 26th Yokozuna (b. 1891)
1938
Charles Édouard Guillaume, Swiss-French physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1861)
1930
Fridtjof Nansen, Norwegian scientist, explorer, and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1861)
1926
Libert H. Boeynaems, Belgian-American bishop (b. 1857)
1921
Jean Aicard, French author, poet, and playwright (b. 1848)
1916
Sholem Aleichem, Ukrainian-American author and playwright (b. 1859)
1903
Apolinario Mabini, Filipino lawyer and politician, 1st Prime Minister of the Philippines (b. 1864)
1885
Friedrich Gustav Jakob Henle, German physician, pathologist, and anatomist (b. 1809)
1884
Cyrus McCormick, American businessman, co-founded the International Harvester Company (b. 1809)
1878
Joseph Henry, American physicist and academic (b. 1797)
1866
Nikolai Brashman, Czech-Russian mathematician and academic (b. 1796)
1835
John Nash, English architect, designed the Royal Pavilion (b. 1752)
1832
Georges Cuvier, French zoologist and academic (b. 1769)
1809
Beilby Porteus, English bishop (b. 1731)
1807
Eliphalet Dyer, American colonel, lawyer, and politician (b. 1721)
1782
Daniel Solander, Swedish-English botanist and phycologist (b. 1736)
1726
Francesco Antonio Pistocchi, Italian singer (b. 1659)
1704
Louis Bourdaloue, French preacher and author (b. 1632)
1619
Johan van Oldenbarnevelt, Dutch politician (b. 1547)
1573
Takeda Shingen, Japanese daimyō (b. 1521)
1312
Theobald II, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1263)
1285
Robert de Ros, 1st Baron de Ros
1176
Matthias I, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1119)
1112
Ulric II, Margrave of Carniola
558
John the Silent, bishop and saint
189
Emperor Ling of Han, Chinese emperor (b. 156)

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