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On This Day in History:  November 11

November 11 is the 315th day of the year (316th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 50 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2020
Lottery Post's guide to 2020 holiday raffles. For many lottery players, the upcoming holiday season represents the return of raffle games, many of which offer their best odds of winning $1 million or more.
2019
Veterans Day turns jubilant for 70-year-old Army vet after he wins lottery in NC. A 70-year-old Army veteran found himself counting cash on Veterans Day, after he won more than a quarter of a million dollars in the North Carolina Education Lottery.
2019
90-year-old ND woman lost $400K to Jamaican lottery scam — but she was paid back just $287. A 90-year-old North Dakota woman who was robbed of her life savings by a Jamaican lottery scam says she has been paid back only $287 of the $400,000 she's owed.
2018
New York Lottery awards $26.6 million in prize checks to 3 big winners. Three lucky New Yorkers came forward to receive their winnings Wednesday as they became the state's newest lottery millionaires.
2015
Democrats hold up lottery payouts after Illinois Gov. compromises. After Illinois' Republican Governor Bruce Rauner froze the funds that pay out Illinois Lottery earnings last month, the governor made a compromise this week to get the funds flowing again, but it's now Democrats who are holding up the payouts.
2015
NY attorney general says that DraftKings and FanDuel constitute illegal gambling. The New York State attorney general on Tuesday ordered the two biggest daily fantasy sports companies, DraftKings and FanDuel, to stop accepting bets from New York residents, saying their games constituted illegal gambling under state law.
2015
Calif. Lottery looking for $63 million winner. The California Lottery is looking for the winner of a SuperLotto Plus ticket valued at $63 million, which was sold in August at a 7-Eleven store in Chatsworth.
2014
New Jersey Lottery sells the first Monopoly Millionaires' Club jackpot winner. The Monopoly Millionaires' Club jackpot of $21 million was won in Friday night's drawing of the multi-state game by one ticket sold in New Jersey.
2012
$185 MILLION: Huge Powerball lottery jackpot set for Wednesday. There was no jackpot winner in the Saturday night drawing of the multi-state Powerball lottery game, causing the grand prize to increase to an estimated $185 million for Wednesday's drawing.
2010
Historic lottery award ceremony Friday in Michigan. For the first time in Michigan Lottery history, two mega jackpot winners will collect their winnings at the same time Friday at Michigan Lottery headquarters in Lansing.
2009
Longtime Director of N.H. Lottery to retire. The longtime head of the New Hampshire state lottery is retiring after more than three decades with the agency.
2009
Woman buys cup of tea, wins $1 million jackpot. When Brandi Futch ordered a cup of sweet tea at a McDonald's restaurant in Goodlettsville, she had no idea just how sweet it would be.
2009
Poland proposes online gambling ban. Following weeks of political scandal, Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk is determined to ban online gambling in the EU-member state.
2009
New Jersey, California tickets will share $77M Mega Millions lottery jackpot. Two tickets matched all six numbers in the Nov. 10 Mega Millions drawing worth $77 million. One was purchased in New Jersey, and the other in California.
2008
Canada selling booby-prize lottery tickets. The Canadian lottery that regulates sales of scratch-off tickets in three provinces and three territories sells tickets whose grand prizes are already won.
2008
One winner of $9M Megabucks lottery jackpot. One lucky person quit worrying about the plunging markets, layoffs and other economic woes Saturday night after winning the Wisconsin Megabucks lottery.
2005
$262M jackpot sparked buying frenzy. If people seemed overwhelmed by lottery fever this week, it's for good reason. The estimated $262 million jackpot in the Mega Millions game reached the fourth-largest total in Georgia's history.
2005
Tennessee lottery player wins $125,692 Lotto 5 jackpot. A player who purchased a Lotto 5 ticket in Charleston in Bradley County will win the $125,692 jackpot from Wednesday night's drawing for that game.
2005
New Zealand lottery shop shortchanges winner. A New Zealand lottery winner who double-checked his jackpot found he had been shortchanged thousands of dollars by a storeowner.
2005
Editorial: The state lottery, starring.... The startup of the new North Carolina state lottery has of late turned into a soap opera with more twists than "All My Children."
2005
Michigan Store Sells its Second $1 Million Lottery Ticket. Someone in Muskegon County, Michigan, is $1 million richer today, thanks to the second jackpot-winning lottery ticket sold at a Muskegon Township corner store.
2005
Oklahama Lottery's Pick 3 game takes off. After four weeks of scratch-offs, the Oklahoma Lottery has diversified on schedule when the Pick 3 game started yesterday.
2005
Arizona Lottery tracks down real winner after ticket stolen. Arizona Lottery officials have tracked down the owner of a winning $1.4 million lottery ticket authorities said was fleeced by a convenience-store clerk.
2004
Wisconsin Lottery switches to computers to select winning numbers. The Wisconsin Lottery is now one of more than a dozen U.S. lotteries to use random number generating computers to select the winning numbers for its nightly on-line games, Michael J. Edmonds, Acting Lottery Director said last week.
2004
Powerball Jackpot Jumps to $63 Million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Wednesday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $63 million, with a cash option of $34.3 million.
2004
$32 Million: Florida Lotto Keeps Rolling. No ticket matched all six Florida Lotto numbers, increasing the jackpot for Saturday's drawing to an estimated $32 million, lottery officials said Thursday.
2004
Idaho gambling sting nets 50 machines. Idaho State Police investigators said they seized about 50 illegal gambling machines in a raid of 13 bars across the state, most of them in the Boise region.
2003
Special projects shrink lottery proceeds. Almost $1.8 billion worth of Georgia lottery proceeds that could have gone for HOPE scholarships has instead been spent on a long list of other projects, including museums, security fences and metal detectors, and renovations of historic buildings.
2003
Campaigning for an Oklahoma lottery to begin soon. A referendum on an Oklahoma lottery plan is still a year away, but Governor Henry says he's planning on campaigning for the lottery proposal.
2003
Legislators mulling changes to lottery law. Plans to amend Tennessee's lottery law are already in the works, less than six months after the Legislature authorized the games.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$262 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 11, 2005
2.$258 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 12, 2016
3.€180 Million
US$230.71 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Nov 17, 2006
4.€168 Million
US$213.36 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Nov 13, 2012
5.$200 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 13, 2015
6.$185 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 14, 2012
7.$165 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 13, 2020
8.$163 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 12, 2019
9.$158 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 11, 2020
10.€129 Million
US$138.79 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Nov 13, 2015
11.$132 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 12, 2013
12.€104 Million
US$114.57 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Nov 12, 2019
13.$110 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 13, 2013
14.$107 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 14, 2018
15.$106 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 12, 2004
15.$106 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 13, 2018
17.€90 Million
US$102.5 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Nov 16, 2018
18.€90 Million
US$99.38 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Nov 15, 2019
19.$96 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 11, 2009
20.$95 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 14, 2007
21.€66 Million
US$90.43 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Nov 11, 2011
22.$90 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 11, 2017
23.$82 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 14, 2017
24.€64 Million
US$75.68 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Nov 13, 2020
25.$75 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 14, 2006

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1990
Sunday, Nov 11, 1990
30 years old
1981
Wednesday, Nov 11, 1981
39 years old
1979
Sunday, Nov 11, 1979
41 years old
1977
Friday, Nov 11, 1977
43 years old
1974
Monday, Nov 11, 1974
46 years old
1969
Tuesday, Nov 11, 1969
51 years old
1967
Saturday, Nov 11, 1967
53 years old
1959
Wednesday, Nov 11, 1959
61 years old
1957
Monday, Nov 11, 1957
63 years old
1956
Sunday, Nov 11, 1956
64 years old
1954
Thursday, Nov 11, 1954
66 years old

Worldwide Events On This Day

2014
Fifty-eight people are killed in a bus crash in the Sukkur District in southern Pakistan's Sindh province.
2012
A strong earthquake with the magnitude 6.8 hits northern Burma, killing at least 26 people.
2006
Queen Elizabeth II unveils the New Zealand War Memorial in London, United Kingdom, commemorating the loss of soldiers from the New Zealand Army and the British Army.
2004
New Zealand Tomb of the Unknown Warrior is dedicated at the National War Memorial, Wellington.
2004
The Palestine Liberation Organization confirms the death of Yasser Arafat from unidentified causes. Mahmoud Abbas is elected chairman of the PLO minutes later.
2001
Journalists Pierre Billaud, Johanne Sutton and Volker Handloik are killed in Afghanistan during an attack on the convoy they are traveling in.
2000
Kaprun disaster: One hundred fifty-five skiers and snowboarders die when a cable car catches fire in an alpine tunnel in Kaprun, Austria.
1999
The House of Lords Act is given Royal Assent, restricting membership of the British House of Lords by virtue of a hereditary peerage.
1993
A sculpture honoring women who served in the Vietnam War is dedicated at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.
1992
The General Synod of the Church of England votes to allow women to become priests.
1981
Antigua and Barbuda joins the United Nations.
1975
Australian constitutional crisis of 1975: Australian Governor-General Sir John Kerr dismisses the government of Gough Whitlam, appoints Malcolm Fraser as caretaker Prime Minister and announces a general election to be held in early December.
1975
Independence of Angola.
1972
Vietnam War: Vietnamization: The United States Army turns over the massive Long Binh military base to South Vietnam.
1968
Vietnam War: Operation Commando Hunt initiated. The goal is to interdict men and supplies on the Ho Chi Minh trail, through Laos into South Vietnam.
1967
Vietnam War: In a propaganda ceremony in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, three American prisoners of war are released by the Viet Cong and turned over to "new left" antiwar activist Tom Hayden.
1966
NASA launches Gemini 12.
1965
In Rhodesia (modern-day Zimbabwe), the white-minority government of Ian Smithunilaterally declares independence.
1962
Kuwait's National Assembly ratifies the Constitution of Kuwait.
1961
Thirteen Italian Air Force servicemen, deployed to the Congo as a part of the UN peacekeeping force are massacred by a mob in Kindu.
1960
A military coup against PresidentNgô Đình Diệm of South Vietnamis crushed.
1942
World War II: France's zone libre is occupied by German forces in Case Anton.
1940
World War II: In the Battle of Taranto, the Royal Navy launches the first all-aircraft ship-to-ship naval attack in history.
1940
World War II: The German auxiliary cruiser Atlantis captures top secret British mail from the Automedon, and sends it to Japan.
1934
The Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne, Australia is opened.
1930
Patent number US1781541 is awarded to Albert Einstein and Leó Szilárd for their invention, the Einstein refrigerator.
1926
The United States Numbered Highway System is established.
1923
Adolf Hitler was arrested in Munich for high treason for his role in the Beer Hall Putsch.
1921
The Tomb of the Unknowns is dedicated by US President Warren G. Harding at Arlington National Cemetery.
1919
The Industrial Workers of the Worldattack an Armistice Day parade in Centralia, Washington, ultimately resulting in the deaths of five people.
1919
Latvian forces defeat the West Russian Volunteer Army at Riga in the Latvian War of Independence.
1918
World War I: Germany signs an armistice agreement with the Allies in a railroad car in the forest of Compiègne.
1918
Józef Piłsudski assumes supreme military power in Poland - symbolic first day of Polish independence.
1918
Emperor Charles I of Austria relinquishes power.
1911
Many cities in the Midwestern United Statesbreak their record highs and lows on the same day as a strong cold front rolls through.
1889
The State of Washington is admitted as the 42nd state of the United States.
1887
August Spies, Albert Parsons, Adolph Fischer and George Engel are executed as a result of the Haymarket affair.
1880
Australian bushrangerNed Kelly is hanged at Melbourne Gaol.
1869
The VictorianAboriginal Protection Act is enacted in Australia, giving the government control of indigenous people's wages, their terms of employment, where they could live, and of their children, effectively leading to the Stolen Generations.
1865
Dr Mary Edwards Walker receives the US Medal of Honor, becoming the first woman to receive the award.
1865
Treaty of Sinchula is signed whereby Bhutan cedes the areas east of the Teesta River to the British East India Company.
1864
American Civil War: General William Tecumseh Sherman begins burning Atlanta to the ground in preparation for his march to the sea.
1839
The Virginia Military Institute is founded in Lexington, Virginia.
1831
In Jerusalem, Virginia, Nat Turner is hanged after inciting a violent slave uprising.
1813
War of 1812: Battle of Crysler's Farm: British and Canadian forces defeat a larger American force, causing the Americans to abandon their Saint Lawrence campaign.
1805
Napoleonic Wars: Battle of Dürenstein: Eight thousand French troops attempt to slow the retreat of a vastly superior Russian and Austrian force.
1778
Cherry Valley massacre: Loyalists and Seneca Indian forces attack a fort and village in eastern New York during the American Revolutionary War, killing more than forty civilians and soldiers.
1750
Riots break out in Lhasa after the murder of the Tibetan regent.
1750
The F.H.C. Society, also known as the Flat Hat Club, is formed at Raleigh Tavern, Williamsburg, Virginia. It is the first college fraternity.
1724
Joseph Blake, alias Blueskin, a highwayman known for attacking "Thief-Taker General" (and thief) Jonathan Wild at the Old Bailey, is hanged in London.
1675
Gottfried Leibniz demonstrates integral calculus for the first time to find the area under the graph of y = ƒ(x).
1673
Second Battle of Khotyn in Ukraine: Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth forces under the command of Jan Sobieski defeat the Ottoman army. In this battle, rockets made by Kazimierz Siemienowicz are successfully used.
1634
Following pressure from Anglican bishop John Atherton, the Irish House of Commons passes An Act for the Punishment for the Vice of Buggery.
1620
The Mayflower Compact is signed in what is now Provincetown Harbor near Cape Cod.
1572
Tycho Brahe observes the supernovaSN 1572.
1500
Treaty of Granada: Louis XII of France and Ferdinand II of Aragon agree to divide the Kingdom of Naples between them.
1215
The Fourth Council of the Lateran meets, defining the doctrine of transubstantiation, the process by which bread and wine are, by that doctrine, said to transform into the body and blood of Christ.
1100
Henry I of England marries Matilda of Scotland, the daughter of Malcolm III of Scotland and a direct descendant of the Saxon king Edmund Ironside.
1028
Constantine VIII died, ending his uninterrupted reign as emperor or co-emperor of the Byzantine Empire of 66 years.
308
At Carnuntum, Emperor emeritusDiocletian confers with Galerius, Augustus of the East, and Maximianus, the recently returned former Augustus of the West, in an attempt to end the civil wars of the Tetrarchy.

Births On This Day

1995
Josh Aloiai, New Zealand rugby league player
1994
Connor Price, Canadian actor
1994
Ellie Simmonds, English swimmer
1994
Sanju Samson, Indian cricketer
1993
Jang Hee-ryung, South Korean actress
1993
Jamaal Lascelles, English footballer
1992
Sofía Luini, Argentine tennis player
1991
Christa B. Allen, American actress
1991
Emma Blackery, British singer
1991
Tanvi Hegde, Indian actress
1990
James Segeyaro, Papua New Guinean rugby league player
1990
Tom Dumoulin, Dutch road bicycle racer
1990
Georginio Wijnaldum, Dutch footballer
1989
Adam Rippon, American figure skater
1989
Reina Tanaka, Japanese singer
1989
Lewis Williamson, Scottish race car driver
1988
David Depetris, Argentinian-Slovak footballer
1988
Mikako Komatsu, Japanese voice actress and singer
1988
Kyle Naughton, English footballer
1987
Vinny Guadagnino, American actor
1987
Chanelle Hayes, English model and singer
1986
François Trinh-Duc, French rugby player
1986
Jon Batiste, American singer and pianist
1986
Mark Sanchez, American football player
1986
Radhika Kumaraswamy, Indian actress
1986
Victor Cruz, American football player
1985
Osvaldo Alonso, Cuban footballer
1985
Austin Collie, American football player
1985
Tiidrek Nurme, Estonian runner
1985
Jessica Sierra, American singer
1985
Robin Uthappa, Indian cricketer
1984
Stephen Hunt, English footballer
1984
Birkir Már Sævarsson, Icelandic footballer
1983
Arouna Koné, Ivorian footballer
1983
Philipp Lahm, German footballer
1983
Tatsuhisa Suzuki, Japanese voice actor and singer
1982
Gonzalo Canale, Argentinian-Italian rugby player
1982
Jeremy Williams, English model, actor, and poet
1980
Willie Parker, American football player and coach
1980
Edmoore Takaendesa, Zimbabwean-German rugby player
1978
Lou Vincent, New Zealand cricketer
1977
Ben Hollioake, Australian-English cricketer (d. 2002)
1977
Maniche, Portuguese footballer and manager
1977
Marsha Mehran, Iranian-American author (d. 2014)
1976
Jason Grilli, American baseball player
1976
Jesse F. Keeler, Canadian bass player
1975
Daisuke Ohata, Japanese rugby player
1974
Jon B., American singer-songwriter and producer
1974
Leonardo DiCaprio, American actor and producer
1974
Static Major, American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2008)
1974
Wajahatullah Wasti, Pakistani cricketer
1973
Jason White, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1972
Adam Beach, Canadian actor
1971
David DeLuise, American actor and director
1971
Tomas Pačėsas, Lithuanian basketball player and coach
1968
David L. Cook, American singer-songwriter and comedian
1968
Diego Fuser, Italian footballer and manager
1967
Gil de Ferran, Brazilian race car driver
1967
David Doak, Northern Irish video game designer
1967
Frank John Hughes, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
1966
Benedicta Boccoli, Italian model and actress
1966
Vince Colosimo, Australian actor
1966
Alison Doody, Irish model and actress
1965
Max Mutchnick, American screenwriter and producer
1965
Kim Stockwood, Canadian singer-songwriter
1964
Margarete Bagshaw, American painter and potter (d. 2015)
1964
Calista Flockhart, American actress
1963
Billy Gunn, American wrestler and actor
1962
Mario Fenech, Maltese-Australian rugby league player and sportscaster
1962
Georgios Mitsibonas, Greek footballer (d. 1997)
1962
Demi Moore, American actress, director, and producer
1962
James Morrison, Australian trumpet player and composer
1961
Yuri Milner, Russian entrepreneur, venture capitalist and physicist
1960
Colin Harvey, English author and critic (d. 2011)
1960
Chuck Hernandez, American baseball player and coach
1960
Paquito Ochoa, Jr., Filipino lawyer and politician, 37th Executive Secretary of the Philippines
1960
Cristina Odone, Kenyan-Italian journalist and author
1960
Peter Parros, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
1960
Stanley Tucci, American actor and director
1959
Lee Haney, American bodybuilder
1959
Richard Rowe, English jockey and trainer
1959
Christian Schwarzenegger, Swiss criminologist and academic
1959
Carl Williams, American boxer (d. 2013)
1958
Luz Casal, Spanish singer-songwriter and actress
1958
Kazimieras Černis, Lithuanian astronomer and astrophysicist
1958
Carlos Lacámara, Cuban-American actor and playwright
1958
Kathy Lette, Australian-English author
1956
Ian Craig Marsh, English guitarist
1956
Talat Aziz, Ghazal singer
1955
Dave Alvin, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1955
Jigme Singye Wangchuk, King of Bhutan
1954
Steve Brain, English rugby player
1954
Mary Gaitskill, American novelist, essayist, and short story writer.
1954
Roger Slifer, American author, illustrator, screenwriter, and producer (d. 2015)
1953
Marshall Crenshaw, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1953
Andy Partridge, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and record producer (XTC)
1951
Kim Peek, American megasavant (d. 2009)
1951
Marc Summers, American television host and producer
1951
Fuzzy Zoeller, American golfer
1950
Mircea Dinescu, Romanian journalist and poet
1950
Jim Peterik, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1949
Ismail Petra of Kelantan, former Sultan of Kelantan
1949
Kathy Postlewait, American golfer
1948
Andrzej Czok, Polish mountaineer (d. 1986)
1948
Vincent Schiavelli, American actor (d. 2005)
1948
Robert John "Mutt" Lange, British-South African record producer and songwriter
1946
Al Holbert, American race car driver (d. 1988)
1945
Chris Dreja, English guitarist and songwriter
1945
Vince Martell, American singer and guitarist
1945
Daniel Ortega, Nicaraguan politician, President of Nicaragua
1945
Alexander Berulava, Georgian journalist, writer, and human rights activist (d. 1993)
1943
Doug Frost, Australian swim coach
1942
Jonathan Fenby, English journalist and businessman
1942
Roy Fredericks, Guyanese-American cricketer and politician (d. 2000)
1942
Diane Wolkstein, American author and radio host (d. 2013)
1940
Barbara Boxer, American journalist and politician
1940
Dennis Coffey, American guitarist
1939
Denise Alexander, American actress
1937
Vittorio Brambilla, Italian race car driver (d. 2001)
1937
Stephen Lewis, Canadian politician and diplomat, 14th Canadian Ambassador to the United Nations
1937
Alicia Ostriker, American poet and scholar
1936
Jack Keller, American songwriter and producer (d. 2005)
1935
Bibi Andersson, Swedish actress
1933
Martino Finotto, Italian race car driver (d. 2014)
1933
Peter B. Lewis, American businessman and philanthropist (d. 2013)
1932
Germano Mosconi, Italian journalist (d. 2012)
1930
Hugh Everett III, American physicist and mathematician (d. 1982)
1930
Vernon Handley, English conductor (d. 2008)
1930
Mildred Dresselhaus, American physicist and academic (d. 2017)
1929
LaVern Baker, American singer (d. 1997)
1929
Hans Magnus Enzensberger, German author and poet
1929
Martin Jacomb, English lawyer, businessman, and academic
1928
Ernestine Anderson, American singer (d. 2016)
1928
Carlos Fuentes, Mexican novelist and essayist (d. 2012)
1927
Mose Allison, American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 2016)
1927
Martin Špegelj, Croatian general and politician, 2nd Croatian Minister of Defence (d. 2014)
1926
Harry Lumley, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1998)
1926
Maria Teresa de Filippis, Italian race car driver (d. 2016)
1925
John Guillermin, English-American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2015)
1925
June Whitfield, English actress (d. 2018)
1925
Jonathan Winters, American actor and screenwriter (d. 2013)
1922
Kurt Vonnegut, American novelist, short story writer, and essayist (d. 2007)
1921
Terrel Bell, American sergeant, academic, and politician, 2nd United States Secretary of Education (d. 1996)
1920
Roy Jenkins, Welsh-English captain, academic, and politician, President of the European Commission (d. 2003)
1920
Walter Krupinski, German captain and pilot (d. 2000)
1919
Kalle Päätalo, Finnish soldier and author (d. 2000)
1918
Stubby Kaye, American entertainer (d. 1997)
1916
Robert Carr, English engineer and politician, Lord President of the Council (d. 2012)
1915
William Proxmire, American soldier, journalist, and politician (d. 2005)
1915
Anna Schwartz, American economist and author (d. 2012)
1914
James Gilbert Baker, American astronomer, optician, and academic (d. 2005)
1914
Taslim Olawale Elias, Nigerian academic and jurist, 2nd Chief Justice of Nigeria (d. 1991)
1914
Howard Fast, American novelist and screenwriter (d. 2003)
1914
Henry Wade, American soldier and lawyer (d. 2001)
1914
Daisy Bates, American activist who played a leading role in the Little Rock Integration Crisis of 1957 (d. 1999)
1912
Thomas C. Mann, American lawyer, politician, and diplomat, United States Ambassador to El Salvador (d. 1999)
1911
Roberto Matta, Chilean-Italian painter and sculptor (d. 2002)
1909
Robert Ryan, American actor (d. 1973)
1909
Piero Scotti, Italian race car driver (d. 1976)
1907
Orestis Laskos, Greek director, screenwriter, and poet (d. 1992)
1906
Brother Theodore, German-American monologuist and comedian (d. 2001)
1904
Alger Hiss, American lawyer and convicted spy (d. 1996)
1904
J. H. C. Whitehead, Indian-American mathematician and academic (d. 1960)
1901
Sam Spiegel, American film producer (d. 1985)
1901
F. Van Wyck Mason, American historian and author (d. 1978)
1900
Maria Babanova, Russian stage and film actress (d. 1983)
1899
Pat O'Brien, American actor (d. 1983)
1898
René Clair, French actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1981)
1896
Shirley Graham Du Bois, American author, playwright, composer, and activist (d. 1977)
1896
Carlos Eduardo Castañeda, Mexican-American historian (d. 1958)
1895
Wealthy Babcock, American mathematician and academic (d. 1990)
1894
Beverly Bayne, American actress (d. 1982)
1891
Rabbit Maranville, American baseball player and manager (d. 1954)
1891
Grunya Sukhareva, Ukrainian-Russian psychiatrist and university lecturer (d. 1981)
1888
Abul Kalam Azad, Indian activist, scholar, and politician, Indian Minister of Education (d. 1958)
1888
J. B. Kripalani, Indian lawyer and politician (d.1982)
1887
Roland Young, English-American actor (d. 1953)
1885
George S. Patton, American general (d. 1945)
1883
Ernest Ansermet, Swiss conductor and academic (d. 1969)
1882
Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden (d. 1973)
1872
David I. Walsh, American lawyer and politician, 46th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1947)
1869
Victor Emmanuel III of Italy (d. 1947)
1868
Édouard Vuillard, French painter and academic (d. 1940)
1864
Alfred Hermann Fried, Austrian journalist and activist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1921)
1863
Paul Signac, French painter and educator (d. 1935)
1860
Thomas Joseph Byrnes, Australian politician, 12th Premier of Queensland (d. 1898)
1857
Janet Erskine Stuart, English nun and educator (d. 1914)
1855
Stevan Sremac, Serbian author and activist (d. 1906)
1852
Franz Conrad von Hötzendorf, Austrian-Hungarian field marshal (d. 1925)
1836
Thomas Bailey Aldrich, American poet and author (d. 1907)
1821
Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Russian novelist, short story writer, essayist, and philosopher (d. 1881)
1791
Josef Munzinger, Swiss lawyer and politician, 3rd President of the Swiss Confederation (d. 1855)
1748
Charles IV of Spain (d. 1819)
1743
Carl Peter Thunberg, Swedish botanist, entomologist, and psychologist (d. 1828)
1696
Andrea Zani, Italian violinist and composer (d. 1757)
1668
Johann Albert Fabricius, German author and scholar (d. 1736)
1633
George Savile, 1st Marquess of Halifax, English politician, Lord President of the Council (d. 1695)
1599
Maria Eleonora of Brandenburg (d. 1655)
1599
Ottavio Piccolomini, Austrian-Italian field marshal (d. 1656)
1579
Frans Snyders, Flemish painter (d. 1657)
1569
Martin Ruland the Younger, German physician and chemist (d. 1611)
1512
Marcin Kromer, Prince-Bishop of Warmia (d. 1589)
1493
Paracelsus, Swiss-German physician, botanist, astrologer, and occultist (d. 1541)
1491
Martin Bucer, German Protestant reformer (d. 1551)
1449
Catherine of Poděbrady, Hungarian Queen (d. 1464)
1441
Charlotte of Savoy, French queen (d. 1483)
1430
Jošt of Rožmberk, Bishop of Breslau (d. 1467)
1220
Alphonse, Count of Poitiers (d. 1271)
1155
Alfonso VIII of Castile (d. 1214)
1154
Sancho I of Portugal (d. 1212)
1050
Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1106)
990
Gisela of Swabia, Queen consort of Germany and Empress consort of the Holy Roman Empire (d. 1043)

Deaths On This Day

2018
Douglas Rain, Canadian actor and narrator (b.1928)
2017
Chiquito de la Calzada, Spanish singer, actor and comedian (b. 1932)
2016
Victor Bailey, American singer and bass player (Weather Report) (b. 1960)
2016
Robert Vaughn, American actor (b. 1932)
2015
Rita Gross, American theologian and author (b. 1943)
2015
Nathaniel Marston, American actor and producer (b. 1975)
2014
John Doar, American lawyer and activist (b. 1921)
2014
Big Bank Hank, American rapper (b. 1956)
2014
Philip G. Hodge, American engineer and academic (b. 1920)
2014
Harry Lonsdale, American chemist, businessman, and politician (b. 1932)
2014
Carol Ann Susi, American actress (b. 1952)
2013
John Barnhill, American basketball player and coach (b. 1938)
2013
Domenico Bartolucci, Italian cardinal and composer (b. 1917)
2013
Bob Beckham, American singer-songwriter (b. 1927)
2013
John S. Dunne, American priest and theologian (b. 1929)
2013
Atilla Karaosmanoğlu, Turkish economist and politician, 33rd Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey (b. 1931)
2012
Lam Adesina, Nigerian educator and politician, Governor of Oyo State (b. 1939)
2012
Joe Egan, English rugby player and coach (b. 1919)
2012
Rex Hunt, English lieutenant, pilot, and diplomat, Governor of the Falkland Islands (b. 1926)
2012
Victor Mees, Belgian footballer (b. 1927)
2012
Harry Wayland Randall, American photographer (b. 1915)
2011
Francisco Blake Mora, Mexican lawyer and politician, Mexican Secretary of the Interior (b. 1966)
2010
Marie Osborne Yeats, American actress and costume designer (b. 1911)
2008
Herb Score, American baseball player and sportscaster (b. 1933)
2008
Mustafa Şekip Birgöl, Turkish colonel (b. 1903)
2007
Delbert Mann, American director and producer (b. 1920)
2006
Belinda Emmett, Australian actress (b. 1974)
2005
Moustapha Akkad, Syrian-American director and producer (b. 1930)
2005
Patrick Anson, 5th Earl of Lichfield, English photographer (b. 1939)
2005
Peter Drucker, Austrian-American author, theorist, and educator (b. 1909)
2004
Dayton Allen, American comedian and voice actor (b. 1919)
2004
Yasser Arafat, Palestinian engineer and politician, 1st President of the Palestinian National Authority, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1929)
2004
Richard Dembo, French director and screenwriter (b. 1948)
2003
Miquel Martí i Pol, Catalan poet (b. 1929)
2002
Frances Ames, South African neurologist, psychiatrist, and human rights activist (b. 1920)
2001
Erna Viitol, Estonian sculptor (b. 1920)
2000
Sandra Schmitt, German skier (b. 1981)
1999
Mary Kay Bergman, American voice actress (b. 1961)
1999
Jacobo Timerman, Argentinian journalist and author (b. 1923)
1998
Frank Brimsek, American ice hockey player and soldier (b. 1913)
1998
Paddy Clancy, Irish singer and actor (b. 1922)
1997
Rod Milburn, American hurdler and coach (b. 1950)
1997
William Alland, American film producer and writer (b. 1916)
1994
John A. Volpe, American soldier and politician, 61st Governor of Massachusetts (b. 1908)
1994
Tadeusz Żychiewicz, Polish journalist, historian, and publicist (b. 1922)
1993
Erskine Hawkins, American trumpet player and bandleader (b. 1914)
1993
John Stanley, American author and illustrator (b. 1914)
1990
Attilio Demaría, Argentinian footballer (b. 1909)
1990
Sadi Irmak, Turkish physician and politician, 17th Prime Minister of Turkey (b. 1904)
1990
Alexis Minotis, Greek actor and director (b. 1898)
1990
Yiannis Ritsos, Greek poet and playwright (b. 1909)
1988
Charles Groves Wright Anderson, South African-Australian colonel and politician (b. 1897)
1988
William Ifor Jones, Welsh conductor and organist (b. 1900)
1985
Pelle Lindbergh, Swedish ice hockey player (b. 1959)
1985
Arthur Rothstein, American photographer and educator (b. 1915)
1984
Martin Luther King, Sr., American pastor, missionary, and activist (b. 1899)
1980
Vince Gair, Australian politician, 27th Premier of Queensland (b. 1901)
1979
Dimitri Tiomkin, Ukrainian-American composer and conductor (b. 1894)
1977
Abraham Sarmiento, Jr., Filipino journalist and activist (b. 1950)
1976
Alexander Calder, American sculptor (b. 1898)
1974
Alfonso Leng, Chilean dentist, composer, and academic (b. 1894)
1973
Artturi Ilmari Virtanen, Finnish chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1895)
1973
Richard von Frankenberg, German race car driver and journalist (b. 1922)
1972
Berry Oakley, American bass player (b. 1948)
1965
Luis Arturo González López Guatemalan supreme court judge and briefly acting president (b. 1900)
1962
Joseph Ruddy, American swimmer and water polo player (b. 1878)
1961
Behiç Erkin, Turkish colonel and politician, Turkish Minister of Environment and Urban Planning (b. 1876)
1953
Princess Irene of Hesse and by Rhine (b. 1866)
1950
Alexandros Diomidis, Greek banker and politician, 145th Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1875)
1949
Loukas Kanakaris-Roufos, Greek lawyer and politician, Greek Minister of Foreign Minister (b. 1878)
1945
Jerome Kern, American composer (b. 1885)
1944
Munir Ertegun, Turkish diplomat (b. 1883)
1940
Muhittin Akyüz, Turkish general and diplomat (b. 1870)
1939
Bob Marshall, American author and activist (b. 1901)
1931
Shibusawa Eiichi, Japanese businessman (b. 1840)
1921
Léon Moreaux, French target shooter (b. 1852)
1919
Pavel Chistyakov, Russian painter and educator (b. 1832)
1918
George Lawrence Price, Canadian soldier (b. 1892)
1917
Liliuokalani of Hawaii (b. 1838)
1887
Haymarket affair defendants:
1887
George Engel, German-American businessman and activist (b. 1836)
1887
Adolph Fischer, German-American printer and activist (b. 1858)
1887
Albert Parsons, American journalist and activist (b. 1848)
1887
August Spies, American journalist and activist (b. 1855)
1884
Alfred Brehm, German zoologist, author, and illustrator (b. 1827)
1880
Ned Kelly, Australian criminal (b. 1855)
1880
Lucretia Mott, American activist (b. 1793)
1862
James Madison Porter, American lawyer and politician, 18th United States Secretary of War (b. 1793)
1861
Pedro V of Portugal (b. 1837)
1855
Søren Kierkegaard, Danish philosopher, author, and poet (b. 1813)
1831
Nat Turner, American slave and rebel leader (b. 1800)
1812
Platon Levshin, Russian metropolitan (b. 1737)
1724
Joseph Blake, English criminal (b. 1700)
1638
Cornelis van Haarlem, Dutch painter and illustrator (b. 1562)
1623
Philippe de Mornay, French theorist and author (b. 1549)
1583
Gerald FitzGerald, 15th Earl of Desmond, Irish rebel
1561
Hans Tausen, Danish reformer (b. 1494)
1331
Stefan Uroš III Dečanski of Serbia (b. c. 1285)
1285
King Peter III of Aragon (b. 1239)
1189
King William II of Sicily ("the Good") (b. 1153)
1130
Teresa of León, Countess of Portugal, Portuguese regent (b. 1080)
1089
Saint Peter Igneus, Italian Benedictine monk
1078
Udo of Nellenburg, Archbishop of Trier (during the siege of Tübingen)
1028
Constantine VIII, Byzantine emperor (b. 960)
875
Teutberga, queen of Lotharingia
865
Petronas, Byzantine general
865
Antony the Younger, Byzantine monk and saint (b. 785)
683
Yazid I, Muslim caliph (b. 647)
405
Arsacius of Tarsus, Tarsian archbishop (b. 324)

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