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On This Day in History:  November 15

November 15 is the 319th day of the year (320th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 46 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2019
Maryland man collects second big lottery prize in two years. A Maryland Lottery player followed up a big win two years ago with a $50,000 jackpot from a scratch-off ticket.
2019
Lottery player wins $150,000 in New Jersey, $100,000 in Pennsylvania. A New Jersey man is a two-state lottery winner after winning $150,000 in his home state and $100,000 in Pennsylvania.
2018
New York man claims other half of $687.8 million Powerball lottery jackpot. A New York man has claimed half of a $687.8 million Powerball lottery jackpot, becoming the largest lottery winner in New York state history.
2017
Kansas lottery winner rescues $50,000 ticket from trash. A Kansas man who won a $50,000 lottery prize had to rush back to the store when he realized his winning ticket had accidentally been thrown away.
2017
Another NC woman wins lottery twice in same day. For the second time in three weeks, a North Carolina woman had an amazing streak of luck when she purchased two winning lottery tickets in the same day.
2015
Mass. grandmother wins second $1 million lottery prize. A grandmother won $1 million on a scratch ticket at the very same Massachusetts grocery store where she won the same prize almost 20 years ago.
2012
$214 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot rolls again. There was no jackpot winner in the Wednesday night drawing of the multi-state Powerball lottery game, causing the grand prize to increase to an estimated $214 million for Saturday's drawing.
2011
Ontario Lottery tries to recover $12.5M insider win. More than seven years after a Toronto-area woman cashed in a stolen $12.5 million Lotto Super 7 ticket, Ontario's lottery corporation is trying to recoup the money, but the lengthy wait may have cost the Crown agency.
2010
Illinois Pick 4 lottery winners in huge line for record payout. An estimated 600 people waited in to claim a share of what may be the highest-ever total payout for the Illinois Lottery's "Pick Four" game.
2007
Year-old Indiana Lottery jackpot finally won. A retired steelworker is the recipient of the Indiana Lottery's infamous jackpot, which has been mysteriously building over a period of more than a year. Hoosier Lotto is typically won about a half-dozen times per year.
2006
New Penn. Lottery raffle game on sale next week. Millionaire Raffle, the successful groundbreaking game developed last year by the Pennsylvania Lottery, will create even more millionaires when the game returns for a third drawing on Saturday, Dec. 30.
2006
Michigan Lottery starts Millionaire Raffle game. Sales of the Michigan Lottery's latest game, Millionaire Raffle, started Sunday and and tickets are expected to sell out in just 10 days.
2006
N.C. lottery ticket agent guilty in fraud case. A Sylva, North Carolina, woman pleaded guilty on Tuesday in Jackson County Superior Court, after lying to a customer about a winning ticket.
2005
N.M. Lottery Director Resigns; Could Become N.C. Lottery Chief. The New Mexico Lottery Authority Board of Directors announced Tuesday that CEO Tom Shaheen has submitted his resignation.
2005
Pa. Man Charged With Redeeming Forged Winning Lottery Ticket. A Pennsylvania man is accused of redeeming a forged lottery ticket.
2005
Texas lawmakers hear allegations about lottery disaster site. The Texas Lottery Commission would not be able to resume critical functions in a timely manner if its headquarters were destroyed because its disaster recovery site lacks important equipment, a former lottery employee told lawmakers Monday.
2005
Mega Millions lottery jackpot raised again to $315 million. The estimated prize for the Mega Millions game today was raised to $315 million, the heftiest since Texas joined the multistate game in December 2003.
2005
Third N.C. Lottery commissioner resigns. Another member of the North Carolina State Lottery Commission has resigned, saying a potential conflict of interest has made it difficult for him to contribute to the panel.
2004
Mega Millions jackpot raised to $126 million. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery grew to $126 million Saturday.
2004
Powerball Jackpot Leaps to $72 Million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Saturday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $72 million, with a cash option of $39.3 million.
2004
$40 Million: Florida Lotto Continues to Grow. Florida Lotto players have another chance to become a mega-millionaire, as no jackpot-winning ticket was sold for Saturday's drawing.
2004
Iowa man wins $100,000 lottery for second time. An eastern Iowa man has beat extraordinary odds by winning $100,000 from the Iowa Lottery's Cash Game a second time.
2004
BBC to lose exclusive rights to show UK National Lottery draws. The BBC is to lose exclusive television rights to the UK National Lottery because Camelot believes its games would be better promoted on rivals such as ITV and Channel Five.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$315 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 15, 2005
2.$293 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 16, 2016
3.€180 Million
US$230.71 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Nov 17, 2006
4.$214 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 17, 2012
5.$178 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 15, 2019
6.€144 Million
US$153.37 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Nov 17, 2015
7.$149 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 15, 2013
8.€100 Million
US$134.76 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Nov 15, 2013
9.$130 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 16, 2013
10.$126 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 16, 2004
11.€114 Million
US$125.88 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Nov 15, 2019
12.$124 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 17, 2018
13.$122 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 16, 2018
14.$109 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 17, 2007
15.$103 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 15, 2017
16.€90 Million
US$102.5 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Nov 16, 2018
17.€90 Million
US$99.38 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Nov 15, 2019
18.$95 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 17, 2017
19.$73 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 18, 2008
19.$73 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 15, 2016
21.€63.94 Million
US$72.41 Million
Draw Date
Nov 15, 2018
22.$72 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 17, 2004
23.$70 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 15, 2000
23.$70 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 18, 2015
23.$70 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 16, 2019

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1993
Monday, Nov 15, 1993
26 years old
1988
Tuesday, Nov 15, 1988
31 years old
1975
Saturday, Nov 15, 1975
44 years old
1971
Monday, Nov 15, 1971
48 years old
1969
Saturday, Nov 15, 1969
50 years old
1967
Wednesday, Nov 15, 1967
52 years old
1964
Sunday, Nov 15, 1964
55 years old
1963
Friday, Nov 15, 1963
56 years old
1962
Thursday, Nov 15, 1962
57 years old
1951
Thursday, Nov 15, 1951
68 years old
1944
Wednesday, Nov 15, 1944
75 years old
(year not provided)
(year not provided)
(year not provided)

Worldwide Events On This Day

2016
Hong Kong's High Court bans elected politicians Yau Wai-ching and Baggio Leung from the city's Parliament.
2012
Xi Jinping becomes General Secretary of the Communist Party of China and a new seven-member Politburo Standing Committee is inaugurated.
2007
Cyclone Sidr hits Bangladesh, killing an estimated 5,000 people and destroying parts of the world's largest mangrove forest, the Sundarbans.
2006
Al Jazeera English launches worldwide.
2003
The first day of the 2003 Istanbul bombings, in which two car bombs, targeting two synagogues, explode, killing 25 people and wounding about 300.
2002
Hu Jintao becomes General Secretary of the Communist Party of China and a new nine-member Politburo Standing Committee is inaugurated.
2000
A chartered Antonov An-24 crashes after takeoff from Luanda, Angola, killing more than 40 people.
1990
Space Shuttle program: Space Shuttle Atlantis launches with flight STS-38.
1990
The Communist People's Republic of Bulgaria is disestablished and a new republican government is instituted.
1988
In the Soviet Union, the unmanned Shuttle Buran makes its only space flight.
1988
Israeli-Palestinian conflict: An independent State of Palestine is proclaimed by the Palestinian National Council.
1988
The first Fairtrade label, Max Havelaar, is launched in the Netherlands.
1987
In Brașov, Romania, workers rebel against the communist regime of Nicolae Ceaușescu.
1985
A research assistant is injured when a package from the Unabomber addressed to a University of Michigan professor explodes.
1985
The Anglo-Irish Agreement is signed at Hillsborough Castle by British Prime MinisterMargaret Thatcher and Irish TaoiseachGarret FitzGerald.
1983
Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus declared independence. Recognized only by Turkey.
1979
A package from Unabomber Ted Kaczynski begins smoking in the cargo hold of a flight from Chicago to Washington, D.C., forcing the plane to make an emergency landing.
1978
A chartered Douglas DC-8crashes near Colombo, Sri Lanka, killing 183.
1976
René Lévesque and the Parti Québécoistake power to become the first Quebec government of the 20th century clearly in favor of independence.
1971
Intel releases the world's first commercial single-chip microprocessor, the 4004.
1969
Cold War: The Soviet submarine K-19 collides with the American submarine USS Gato in the Barents Sea.
1969
Vietnam War: In Washington, D.C., 250,000-500,000 protesters staged a peaceful demonstration against the war, including a symbolic "March Against Death".
1968
The Cleveland Transit System becomes the first transit system in the western hemisphere to provide direct rapid transit service from a city's downtown to its major airport.
1967
The only fatality of the North American X-15 program occurs during the 191st flight when Air Force test pilot Michael J. Adams loses control of his aircraft which is destroyed mid-air over the Mojave Desert.
1966
Project Gemini: Gemini 12 completes the program's final mission, when it splashes down safely in the Atlantic Ocean.
1966
A Boeing 727 carrying Pan Am Flight 708 crashes near Berlin, Germany, killing all three people on board.
1959
The murders of the Clutter Family in Holcomb, Kansas were discovered, inspiring Truman Capote's non-fiction book In Cold Blood.
1955
The first part of Saint Petersburg Metro is opened.
1951
Greek resistance leader Nikos Beloyannis, along with 11 resistance members, is sentenced to death by the court-martial.
1949
Nathuram Godse and Narayan Apte are executed for assassinating Mahatma Gandhi.
1943
The Holocaust: German SS leader Heinrich Himmler orders that Gypsies are to be put "on the same level as Jews and placed in concentration camps"
1942
World War II: The Battle of Guadalcanal ends in a decisive Allied victory.
1939
In Washington, D.C., US President Franklin D. Roosevelt lays the cornerstone of the Jefferson Memorial.
1933
Thailand has its first election.
1928
The RNLI lifeboat Mary Stanford capsized in Rye Harbour with the loss of the entire 17-man crew.
1926
The NBC radio network opens with 24 stations.
1922
Over 1,000 are massacred during a general strike in Guayaquil, Ecuador.
1920
First assembly of the League of Nations is held in Geneva, Switzerland.
1920
The Free City of Danzig is established.
1915
Winston Churchill resigns from the Government, and soon commands the 6th Battalion of the Royal Scots Fusiliers on the Western Front.
1914
Harry Turner becomes the first player to die from game-related injuries in the "Ohio League", the direct predecessor to the National Football League.
1889
Brazil is declared a republic by MarshalDeodoro da Fonseca as Emperor Pedro II is deposed in a military coup.
1864
American Civil War: Union General William Tecumseh Sherman begins Sherman's March to the Sea.
1806
Pike expedition: Lieutenant Zebulon Pike sees a distant mountain peak while near the Colorado foothills of the Rocky Mountains. (It is later named Pikes Peak.)
1791
The first U.S. Catholic college, Georgetown University, opens its doors.
1777
American Revolutionary War: After 16 months of debate the Continental Congress approves the Articles of Confederation.
1760
The secondly-built Castellania in Valletta is officially inaugurated with the blessing of the interior Chapel of Sorrows.
1705
Battle of Zsibó: Austrian-Danish victory over the Kurucs (Hungarians).
1533
Francisco Pizarro arrives in Cuzco, the capital of the Inca Empire.
1532
Commanded by Francisco Pizarro, Spanish conquistadors under Hernando de Soto meet Inca Empire leader Atahualpa for the first time outside Cajamarca, arranging a meeting on the city plaza the following day.
1315
Battle of Morgarten: The Schweizer Eidgenossenschaft ambushes the army of Leopold I.
655
Battle of the Winwaed: Penda of Mercia is defeated by Oswiu of Northumbria.
565
Justin II succeeds his uncle, Justinian I, as emperor of the Byzantine Empire.

Births On This Day

1995
Karl-Anthony Towns, Dominican-American basketball player
1994
Bryce Cartwright, Australian rugby league player
1993
Paulo Dybala, Argentine footballer
1993
Saaya Irie, Japanese actress and singer
1992
Sofia Goggia, Italian skier
1992
Minami Minegishi, Japanese singer
1992
Daniela Seguel, Chilean tennis player
1992
Trevor Story, American baseball player
1992
Kevin Wimmer, Austrian footballer
1991
Maxime Colin, French footballer
1991
Shailene Woodley, American actress
1989
Jonalyn Viray, Filipino singer
1988
Morgan Parra, French rugby player
1988
Billy Twelvetrees, English rugby player
1987
Isaiah Osbourne, English footballer
1986
Coye Francies, American football player
1986
Sania Mirza, Indian tennis player
1986
Jerry Roush, American singer-songwriter
1985
Lily Aldridge, American model
1985
Charron Fisher, American basketball player
1985
Simon Spender, Welsh footballer
1984
Asia Kate Dillon, American actor and producer
1983
Dominic Carroll, Gibraltarian runner
1983
Sasha Pavlović, Serbian basketball player
1983
Fernando Verdasco, Spanish tennis player
1982
D. J. Fitzpatrick, American football player
1982
Rio Hirai, Japanese actress
1982
Joe Kowalewski, American football player
1982
Benjamin Krause, German rugby player
1982
Giaan Rooney, Australian swimmer
1982
Lofa Tatupu, American football player
1982
Kalu Uche, Nigerian footballer
1981
Drew Hodgdon, American football player
1981
Lorena Ochoa, Mexican golfer
1980
Ace Young, American singer-songwriter and actor
1979
Brooks Bollinger, American football player and coach
1979
Josemi, Spanish footballer
1979
Brett Lancaster, Australian cyclist
1978
Floyd Womack, American football player
1977
Sean Murray, American actor
1977
Peter Phillips, English businessman
1977
Robaire Smith, American football player
1976
Brandon DiCamillo, American comedian, actor, and stuntman
1976
Virginie Ledoyen, French actress
1976
Sule, Indonesian comedian and actor
1975
Scott Henshall, English fashion designer
1975
Yannick Tremblay, Canadian ice hockey player
1975
Boris Živković, Croatian footballer
1974
Chad Kroeger, Canadian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1973
Sydney Tamiia Poitier, American actress
1973
Alamgir Sheriyar, English cricketer
1972
Jonny Lee Miller, English-American actor
1971
Jay Harrington, American actor
1971
Martin Pieckenhagen, German footballer
1970
Ilija Aračić, Croatian footballer and coach
1970
Jack Ingram, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1970
Alexander Kvitashvili, Georgian-Ukrainian academic and politician, 19th Ukrainian Minister of Healthcare
1970
Patrick M'Boma, Cameroonian footballer
1968
Ol' Dirty Bastard, American rapper and producer (d. 2004)
1968
Fausto Brizzi, Italian director, producer, and screenwriter
1968
Teodoro Casiño, Filipino journalist and politician
1968
Jennifer Charles, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1968
Uwe Rösler, German footballer and manager
1967
Greg Anthony, American basketball player and sportscaster
1967
Cynthia Breazeal, American computer scientist, roboticist, and academic
1967
Pedro Borbón, Jr., Dominican baseball player
1967
E-40, American rapper and actor (The Click)
1967
Wayne Harrison, English footballer (d. 2013)
1967
François Ozon, French director, producer, and screenwriter
1967
Gus Poyet, Uruguayan footballer and manager
1967
Jon Preston, New Zealand rugby player
1966
Rachel True, American actress
1965
Nigel Bond, English snooker player
1965
Stefan Pfeiffer, German swimmer
1964
Stelios Aposporis, Greek footballer and manager
1964
Mikhail Rusyayev, Russian footballer, coach, and manager (d. 2011)
1964
Tiit Sokk, Estonian basketball player and coach
1963
Andrew Castle, English tennis player and television host
1963
Benny Elias, Lebanese-Australian rugby league player and sportscaster
1963
Kevin J. O'Connor, American actor
1962
Mark Acres, American basketball player and educator
1962
Judy Gold, American comedian, actress, and producer
1961
Hugh McGahan, New Zealand rugby league player
1960
Dawn Airey, English broadcaster
1959
Tibor Fischer, English author
1958
Lewis Fitz-Gerald, Australian actor and director
1958
Gu Kailai, Chinese lawyer and businesswoman
1958
Lesley Laird, British politician
1957
Gerry Connolly, Australian comedian and actor
1957
Kevin Eubanks, American guitarist and composer
1957
Harold Marcuse, American historian and educator
1957
Michael Woythe, German footballer and manager
1956
Michael Hampton, American guitarist and producer
1955
Joe Leeway, English pop singer-songwriter and percussionist
1954
Kevin S. Bright, American director and producer
1954
Emma Dent Coad, British politician
1954
Aleksander Kwaśniewski, Polish journalist and politician, 3rd President of Poland
1954
Randy Thomas, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1954
Tony Thompson, American R&B, disco, and rock drummer (d. 2003)
1953
Alexander O'Neal, American R&B singer-songwriter and arranger
1953
James Widdoes, American actor, director, and producer
1952
Rick Atkinson, American journalist, historian, and author
1952
Randy Savage, American wrestler (d. 2011)
1951
Beverly D'Angelo, American actress, singer, and producer
1950
Egon Vaupel, German lawyer and politician, 16th Mayor of Marburg
1948
Teodoro Locsin, Jr., Filipino journalist, lawyer, and politician
1947
Malcolm Ranjith, Sri Lankan cardinal
1947
Bill Richardson, American politician and diplomat, 21st United States Ambassador to the United Nations
1947
Ken Sutcliffe, Australian journalist and sportscaster
1946
Vassilis Goumas, Greek basketball player
1945
Roger Donaldson, Australian director, producer, and screenwriter
1945
Bob Gunton, American actor and singer
1945
Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Norwegian-Swedish singer (ABBA)
1942
Daniel Barenboim, Argentinian-Israeli pianist and conductor
1941
Rick Kemp, English singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer
1941
Daniel Pinkwater, American author and illustrator
1940
Roberto Cavalli, Italian fashion designer
1940
Tony Mendez, American CIA technical operations officer
1940
Ulf Pilgaard, Danish actor and screenwriter
1940
Hank Wangford, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and physician
1940
Sam Waterston, American actor
1939
Terry Bradbury, English footballer and manager
1939
Rauni-Leena Luukanen-Kilde, Finnish physician and parapsychologist (d. 2015)
1939
Yaphet Kotto, American actor and screenwriter
1937
Little Willie John, American singer-songwriter (d. 1968)
1936
H. B. Bailey, American race car driver (d. 2003)
1936
Wolf Biermann, German singer-songwriter and guitarist
1936
Tara Singh Hayer, Indian-Canadian journalist and publisher (d. 1998)
1935
Nera White, American basketball player (d. 2016)
1934
Joanna Barnes, American actress and author
1934
Peter Dickinson, English pianist and composer
1933
Gloria Foster, American actress (d. 2001)
1933
Theodore Roszak, American scholar and author (d. 2011)
1932
Petula Clark, English singer-songwriter and actress
1932
Clyde McPhatter, American singer (d. 1972)
1932
Alvin Plantinga, American philosopher, author, and academic
1931
John Kerr, American actor, singer, and lawyer (d. 2013)
1931
Mwai Kibaki, Kenyan economist and politician, 3rd President of Kenya
1931
Pascal Lissouba, Congolese politician, President of the Republic of the Congo
1930
J. G. Ballard, English novelist, short story writer, and essayist (d. 2009)
1930
Olene Walker, American lawyer and politician, 15th Governor of Utah (d. 2015)
1929
Ed Asner, American actor, singer, and producer
1929
Joe Hinton, American singer (d. 1968)
1928
C. W. McCall, American singer-songwriter and politician
1928
Seldon Powell, American saxophonist and flute player (d. 1997)
1927
Bill Rowling, New Zealand politician, 30th Prime Minister of New Zealand (d. 1995)
1926
Thomas Williams, American author and academic (d. 1990)
1925
Howard Baker, American lawyer, politician, and diplomat, 12th White House Chief of Staff (d. 2014)
1924
Gianni Ferrio, Italian composer and conductor (d. 2013)
1923
Văn Cao, Vietnamese composer, poet, and painter (d. 1995)
1923
Samuel Klein, Polish-Brazilian businessman and philanthropist, founded Casas Bahia (d. 2014)
1922
Francis Brunn, German juggler (d. 2004)
1922
David Sidney Feingold, American biochemist and academic
1922
Francesco Rosi, Italian director and screenwriter (d. 2015)
1920
Vasilis Diamantopoulos, Greek actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1999)
1919
Carol Bruce, American singer and actress (d. 2007)
1919
Joseph Wapner, American lieutenant and judge (d. 2017)
1916
Nita Barrow, Barbadian nurse and politician, 7th Governor-General of Barbados (d. 1995)
1916
Bill Melendez, Mexican-American voice actor, animator, director, and producer (d. 2008)
1914
V. R. Krishna Iyer, Indian lawyer and judge (d. 2014)
1913
Jack Dyer, Australian footballer and coach (d. 2003)
1913
Arthur Haulot, Belgian journalist and poet (d. 2005)
1912
Harald Keres, Estonian physicist and academic (d. 2010)
1912
Yi Wu, Japanese-Korean colonel (d. 1945)
1908
Carlo Abarth, Italian engineer and businessman, founded Abarth (d. 1979)
1907
Claus von Stauffenberg, German colonel (d. 1944)
1906
Curtis LeMay, American general and politician (d. 1990)
1905
Mantovani, Italian conductor and composer (d. 1980)
1903
Stewie Dempster, New Zealand cricketer and coach (d. 1974)
1899
Avdy Andresson, Estonian-American soldier and diplomat, Estonian Minister of War (d. 1990)
1897
Aneurin Bevan, Welsh journalist and politician, Secretary of State for Health (d. 1960)
1897
Sacheverell Sitwell, English author and critic (d. 1988)
1896
Leonard Lord, English businessman (d. 1967)
1895
Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna of Russia (d. 1918)
1895
Antoni Słonimski, Polish journalist, poet, and playwright (d. 1976)
1892
Naomi Childers, American actress (d. 1964)
1891
W. Averell Harriman, American businessman and politician, 11th United States Secretary of Commerce (d. 1986)
1891
Erwin Rommel, German field marshal (d. 1944)
1890
Richmal Crompton, English author and educator (d. 1969)
1888
Artie Matthews, American pianist and composer (d. 1958)
1887
Marianne Moore, American poet, critic, and translator (d. 1972)
1887
Georgia O'Keeffe, American painter and educator (d. 1986)
1886
René Guénon, French-Egyptian philosopher and author (d. 1951)
1882
Felix Frankfurter, Austrian-American lawyer and jurist (d. 1965)
1881
Franklin Pierce Adams, American journalist and author (d. 1960)
1879
Lewis Stone, American actor (d. 1953)
1874
Dimitrios Golemis, Greek runner (d. 1941)
1874
August Krogh, Danish zoologist and physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1949)
1873
Sara Josephine Baker, American physician and academic (d. 1945)
1868
Emil Racoviță, Romanian biologist, zoologist, and explorer (d. 1947)
1867
Emil Krebs, German polyglot (d. 1930)
1865
John Earle, Australian politician, 22nd Premier of Tasmania (d. 1932)
1862
Gerhart Hauptmann, German novelist, poet, and playwright, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1946)
1859
Christopher Hornsrud, Norwegian businessman and politician, 11th Prime Minister of Norway (d. 1960)
1852
Tewfik Pasha, Egyptian ruler (d. 1892)
1849
Mary E. Byrd, American astronomer and educator (d. 1934)
1793
Michel Chasles, French mathematician and academic (d. 1880)
1791
Friedrich Ernst Scheller, German lawyer, jurist, and politician (d. 1869)
1784
Jérôme Bonaparte, French husband of Catharina of Württemberg (d. 1860)
1776
José Joaquín Fernández de Lizardi, Mexican journalist and author (d. 1827)
1757
Heinrich Christian Friedrich Schumacher, Danish surgeon, botanist, and academic (d. 1830)
1746
Joseph Quesnel, French-Canadian poet, playwright, and composer (d. 1809)
1741
Johann Kaspar Lavater, Swiss poet and physiognomist (d. 1801)
1738
William Herschel, German-English astronomer and composer (d. 1822)
1708
William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham, English soldier and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1778)
1692
Eusebius Amort, German poet and theologian (d. 1775)
1661
Christoph von Graffenried, Swiss-American settler and author (d. 1743)
1660
Hermann von der Hardt, German historian and orientalist (d. 1746)
1607
Madeleine de Scudéry, French author (d. 1701)
1556
Jacques Davy Duperron, French cardinal (d. 1618)
1511
Johannes Secundus, Dutch poet and author (d. 1536)
1498
Eleanor of Austria, queen of Portugal and France (d. 1558)
1397
Nicholas V, pope of the Catholic Church (d. 1455)
1316
John I, king of France and Navarre (d. 1316)
459
B'utz Aj Sak Chiik, Mayan king (d. 501)

Deaths On This Day

2017
Lil Peep, American singer and rapper (b. 1996)
2016
Mose Allison, American pianist and songwriter (b. 1927)
2015
Gisèle Prassinos, French author (b. 1920)
2015
Herbert Scarf, American economist and academic (b. 1930)
2015
Saeed Jaffrey, Indian-British actor (b. 1929)
2014
Jack Bridger Chalker, English painter and academic (b. 1918)
2014
Lucien Clergue, French photographer and educator (b. 1934)
2014
Valéry Mézague, Cameroonian footballer (b. 1983)
2014
Reg Withers, Australian soldier and politician, Australian Minister for the Capital Territory (b. 1924)
2013
Sheila Matthews Allen, American actress and producer (b. 1929)
2013
Glafcos Clerides, Cypriot lawyer and politician, 4th President of Cyprus (b. 1919)
2013
Mike McCormack, American football player and coach (b. 1930)
2012
Théophile Abega, Cameroonian footballer and politician (b. 1954)
2012
Luís Carreira, Portuguese motorcycle racer (b. 1976)
2012
Maleli Kunavore, Fijian rugby player (b. 1983)
2012
K. C. Pant, Indian politician, 18th Indian Minister of Defence (b. 1931)
2012
Frode Thingnæs, Norwegian trombonist, composer, and conductor (b. 1940)
2011
Oba Chandler, American murderer (b. 1946)
2010
Larry Evans, American chess player and journalist (b. 1932)
2010
Ed Kirkpatrick, American baseball player (b. 1944)
2010
William Edwin Self, American actor, director, and producer (b. 1921)
2009
Serbian Patriarch Pavle II (b. 1914)
2008
Grace Hartigan, American painter (b. 1922)
2007
Joe Nuxhall, American baseball player and sportscaster (b. 1928)
2006
David K. Wyatt, American historian and author (b. 1937)
2005
Adrian Rogers, American pastor and author (b. 1931)
2005
Arto Salminen, Finnish journalist and author (b. 1959)
2004
Elmer L. Andersen, American businessman and politician, 30th Governor of Minnesota (b. 1909)
2004
John Morgan, Welsh-Canadian actor and screenwriter (b. 1930)
2003
Ray Lewis, Canadian runner (b. 1910)
2003
Dorothy Loudon, American actress and singer (b. 1925)
2003
Laurence Tisch, American businessman, co-founded the Loews Corporation (b. 1923)
2003
Speedy West, American guitarist and producer (b. 1924)
2000
Edoardo Agnelli, son of industrialist Gianni Agnelli, converted to Shia Islam (b. 1954)
1998
Stokely Carmichael, Trinidadian-American activist (b. 1941)
1998
Ludvík Daněk, Czech discus thrower (b. 1937)
1997
Saul Chaplin, American director and composer (b. 1912)
1996
Alger Hiss, American lawyer and diplomat (b. 1904)
1994
Elizabeth George Speare, American author (b. 1908)
1988
Billo Frómeta, Dominican conductor and composer (b. 1915)
1988
Ieronymos I of Athens, Greek archbishop and theologian (b. 1905)
1985
Méret Oppenheim, German-Swiss painter, photographer, and poet (b. 1913)
1983
John Grimaldi, English keyboard player and songwriter (b. 1955)
1983
Charlie Grimm, American baseball player and manager (b. 1898)
1983
John Le Mesurier, English actor (b. 1912)
1982
Vinoba Bhave, Indian philosopher and Gandhian, Bharat Ratna Awardee (b. 1895)
1982
Martín de Álzaga, Argentinian race car driver (b. 1901)
1981
Steve Macko, American baseball player and coach (b. 1954)
1981
Enid Markey, American actress (b. 1894)
1981
Khawar Rizvi, Pakistani poet and scholar (b. 1938)
1980
Bill Lee, American actor and singer (b. 1916)
1978
Margaret Mead, American anthropologist and author (b. 1901)
1976
Jean Gabin, French actor, singer, and producer (b. 1904)
1971
Rudolf Abel, English-Russian colonel (b. 1903)
1970
Konstantinos Tsaldaris, Egyptian-Greek politician (b. 1884)
1967
Michael J. Adams, American soldier, pilot, and astronaut (b. 1930)
1966
Dimitrios Tofalos, Greek weightlifter and wrestler (b. 1877)
1966
William Zorach, Lithuanian-American sculptor and painter (b. 1887)
1963
Fritz Reiner, Hungarian-American conductor (b. 1888)
1961
Elsie Ferguson, American actress (b. 1883)
1961
Johanna Westerdijk, Dutch pathologist and academic (b. 1883)
1960
Robert Raymond Cook, Canadian murderer (b. 1937)
1959
Charles Thomson Rees Wilson, Scottish physicist and meteorologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1869)
1958
Tyrone Power, American actor, singer, and producer (b. 1914)
1954
Lionel Barrymore, American actor, singer, director, and screenwriter (b. 1878)
1951
Frank Weston Benson, American painter and educator (b. 1862)
1949
Narayan Apte, Indian activist, assassin of Mahatma Gandhi (b. 1911)
1949
Nathuram Godse, Indian assassin of Mahatma Gandhi (b. 1910)
1945
Frank Chapman, American ornithologist and photographer (b. 1864)
1941
Wal Handley, English motorcycle road racer (b. 1902)
1922
Dimitrios Gounaris, Greek lawyer and politician, 94th Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1866)
1922
Petros Protopapadakis, Greek mathematician and politician, 107th Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1854)
1922
Nikolaos Stratos, Greek lawyer and politician, 106th Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1872)
1919
Mikhail Dolivo-Dobrovolsky, Polish-Russian engineer, electrician, and inventor (b. 1862)
1919
Mohammad Farid, Egyptian lawyer and politician (b. 1868)
1919
Alfred Werner, French-Swiss chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1866)
1917
Émile Durkheim, French sociologist, psychologist, and philosopher (b. 1858)
1916
Henryk Sienkiewicz, Polish journalist and author, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1846)
1910
Wilhelm Raabe, German author (b. 1831)
1908
Cixi, China empress dowager and regent (b. 1835)
1897
Alfred Kennerley, English-Australian politician, 10th Premier of Tasmania (b. 1810)
1892
Thomas Neill Cream, Scottish-Canadian serial killer (b. 1850)
1853
Maria II, Portuguese queen and regent (b. 1819)
1832
Jean-Baptiste Say, French economist and businessman (b. 1767)
1795
Charles-Amédée-Philippe van Loo, French painter (b. 1719)
1794
John Witherspoon, Scottish-American minister and academic (b. 1723)
1787
Christoph Willibald Gluck, German composer (b. 1714)
1712
James Hamilton, 4th Duke of Hamilton, Scottish general and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Lancashire (b. 1658)
1712
Charles Mohun, 4th Baron Mohun, English politician (b. 1675)
1706
Tsangyang, Tibetan dalai lama (b. 1683)
1691
Aelbert Cuyp, Dutch painter (b. 1620)
1670
John Amos Comenius, Czech bishop, philosopher, and educator (b. 1592)
1630
Johannes Kepler, German astronomer and mathematician (b. 1571)
1628
Roque González de Santa Cruz, Paraguayan missionary and martyr (b. 1576)
1594
Martin Frobisher, English seaman and explorer
1579
Ferenc Dávid, Hungarian preacher, founder of the Unitarian Church of Transylvania (b. 1510)
1527
Catherine of York, English princess (b. 1479)
1463
Giovanni Antonio Del Balzo Orsini, Italian nobleman
1379
Otto V, duke of Bavaria
1351
Joanna of Pfirt, duchess of Austria
1347
James I of Urgell, Spanish nobleman (b. 1321)
1280
Albertus Magnus, German bishop, theologian, and philosopher (b. 1193)
1226
Frederick of Isenberg, German nobleman (b. 1193)
1194
Margaret I, countess of Flanders
1136
Leopold III, margrave of Austria (b. 1073)
1037
Odo II, French nobleman (b. 983)
655
Æthelhere, king of East Anglia
655
Penda of Mercia, king of Mercia
621
Malo, Breton bishop and saint
165 BCE
Mattathias, Jewish resistance leader

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