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On This Day in History:  November 18

November 18 is the 322nd day of the year (323rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 43 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2020
Missouri woman "accidentally" wins $100,000 lottery jackpot. A lucky mistake that led a woman to accidentally win a $100,000 lottery jackpot just proves that some things are meant to be.
2020
Canadian siblings split $1 million Lotto 6/49 prize. A brother and sister from Alberta, Canada, were both skeptical when they scanned their lottery ticket and found that it was the winner of a $1 million (US$766,270) Lotto 6/49 prize for the Guaranteed Prize Draw on Nov. 4.
2016
$49M Texas Mega Millions jackpot claimed by trust. The $49 million Mega Millions lottery jackpot won in Texas this past October was claimed this week by a trust, effectively keeping the real winner anonymous.
2015
Florida lawmakers move to allow lottery sales as gas pumps, ATMs. Florida legislators are moving forward with a bill that would allow lottery tickets to be sold anywhere you can swipe a credit card, including gas pumps and ATMs.
2014
Audit: Stores buying Michigan lottery tickets from players. Some Michigan stores that sell lottery tickets are hitting the jackpot by buying winning tickets from desperate players at a discount, according to auditors who are urging a crackdown on the illegal practice.
2012
$250 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot surges. There was no jackpot winner in the Saturday night drawing of the multi-state Powerball game, causing the grand prize to increase to an estimated $250 million for Wednesday's drawing.
2011
Georgia man turns trashed ticket into $250,000. A Georgia taco server won $250,000 after exchanging a trashed Mega Millions ticket worth $3 for three new tickets.
2011
N.Y. man will use lottery winnings for retirement. A $1 Sweet Million ticket paid off big for a Port Jervis, New York, father of two who won a $1 million jackpot.
2009
Arkansas lottery to sell Mega Millions tickets. The Arkansas Lottery Commission agreed Tuesday to sell Mega Millions tickets next year, making multi-state jackpots available to lottery participants four nights a week instead of two.~
2009
Clerk's error makes N.J. man a $100,000 winner. A Bridgeton, New Jersey, resident has a store clerk's error to thank for his purchase of a scratch-off lottery ticket worth $100,000.
2008
Tenn. Lottery CEO blames lagging sales on Powerball. Tennessee officials are hedging their bets on Powerball to lift the lottery out of a sales slump that could hurt revenue projections for education.
2008
Arkansas lottery bill is first legislation filed for 2009. The first bill filed in the 2009 legislative session Monday carried symbolic weight and political heft but was scanty on substance.
2006
Maryland Lottery to offer limited-run raffle-style game. The Maryland Lottery will join several other USA state lotteries this Christmas season by offering Countdown to Millions, a $20 raffle-style game.
2006
New Florida Lottery raffle will make 10 millionaires. The Florida Lottery's newest game could be just the ticket to brighten up someone's holiday season, but the game won't be for everyone. That's because if you wait too long to buy a ticket, you could be shut out of the game.
2006
Man who stole winning lottery ticket gets 5 years. After a judge on Friday sentenced Sam Grair to five years and four months in prison for stealing a lottery ticket worth $524,000, the prosecutor stated, "It is a deterrent to any store clerk that is in a position of trust so they won't do the same thing."
2006
Illinois woman wins $7 million lottery jackpot. Alberta James of Machesney Park, Illinois, will take some time off of her job as a mail carrier and enjoy the holidays in style after winning a $7 million Illinois Lotto jackpot.
2006
Huge Euro Millions lottery jackpot split 20 ways. With no single ticket holder matching all five main numbers and the two Lucky Star numbers, the £123 million (US$233 million, €182 million) Euro Millions jackpot, which had been rolled over for an 11th time, was shared between 20 people across Europe.
2006
Oregon Lottery winner goes to jail. A White City woman accused of using a dead woman's credit card to buy an Oregon Lottery ticket that won a $1 million prize has been jailed for violating her probation on a methamphetamine possession charge.
2005
Ex-legislator seeks to lead Texas Lottery. Talmadge Heflin, a once-powerful state legislator defeated last year by a political newcomer in a House race decided by 16 votes, has applied to become the Texas Lottery's next executive director.
2005
New N.C. Lottery chief says integrity of games is important. Chosen amid an ethical scandal involving lottery commissioners, the man picked yesterday as executive director of North Carolina's new lottery wasted no time promising games that will be run honorably, with low-key advertising.
2005
S.C. Lottery suspends sales due to computer glitch. South Carolina Lottery officials suspended sales of the Pick 3 and Pick 4 games Thursday after there was a problem upgrading software.
2005
$315M Mega Millions lottery winners stay on the job. A secretary and six laboratory workers at Kaiser Permanente in California held the winning ticket for the $315 million Mega Millions jackpot -- but they still came in to work, a company spokeswoman said.
2003
Indiana Resident Claims $12 Million Powerball Jackpot. A Muncie, Indiana man got the call of a lifetime recently when a store clerk told him that he won a $12.8 million Powerball jackpot.
2003
California Lottery Kicks Off Review. The California Lottery today posted to its Web site a request for proposal for its four-year, $100 million general market advertising account.
2003
Lottery may make early contract picks. The Tennessee lottery board is still on track with the Nov. 24 deadline to decide on contracts for gaming vendors.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$333.5 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 19, 2016
2.$250 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 21, 2012
3.$192 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 19, 2019
4.$188 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 20, 2020
5.$179 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 18, 2020
6.€162 Million
US$172.84 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Nov 20, 2015
7.$165 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 19, 2013
8.€130 Million
US$154.21 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Nov 20, 2020
9.$149 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 19, 2004
10.$139 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 21, 2018
10.$139 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 20, 2018
12.€123 Million
US$136.23 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Nov 19, 2019
13.$120 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 21, 2007
14.$119 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 18, 2017
15.$106 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 21, 2017
16.€90 Million
US$99.48 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Nov 22, 2019
17.$83 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 20, 2004
18.$82 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 18, 2016
19.$80 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 20, 2019
20.€66.36 Million
US$78.65 Million
Draw Date
Nov 19, 2020
21.$78 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 18, 2000
22.€66.04 Million
US$75.27 Million
Draw Date
Nov 20, 2018
23.$73 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 18, 2008
24.€61.08 Million
US$72.46 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Nov 20, 2020
25.€60.44 Million
US$71.27 Million
Draw Date
Nov 18, 2017

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1992
Wednesday, Nov 18, 1992
28 years old
1984
Sunday, Nov 18, 1984
36 years old
1982
Thursday, Nov 18, 1982
38 years old
1980
Tuesday, Nov 18, 1980
40 years old
1980
Tuesday, Nov 18, 1980
40 years old
1970
Wednesday, Nov 18, 1970
50 years old
1965
Thursday, Nov 18, 1965
55 years old
1959
Wednesday, Nov 18, 1959
61 years old
1959
Wednesday, Nov 18, 1959
61 years old
1954
Thursday, Nov 18, 1954
66 years old
(year not provided)

Worldwide Events On This Day

2013
NASA launches the MAVEN probe to Mars.
2012
Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria becomes the 118thPope of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria.
2003
In the United Kingdom, the Local Government Act 2003, repealing Section 28, becomes effective.
2003
The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court rules 4-3 in Goodridge v. Department of Public Health that the state's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional and gives the state legislature 180 days to change the law making Massachusetts the first state in the United States to grant marriage rights to same-sex couples.
2002
Iraq disarmament crisis: United Nations weapons inspectors led by Hans Blix arrive in Iraq.
1999
At Texas A&M University, the Aggie Bonfire collapses killing 12 students and injuring 27 others.
1996
A fire occurs on a train traveling through the Channel Tunnel from France to England causing several injuries and damaging approximately 500 metres (1,600 ft) of tunnel.
1993
In the United States, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is approved by the House of Representatives.
1993
In South Africa, 21 political parties approve a new constitution, expanding voting rights and ending white minority rule.
1991
Shiite Muslim kidnappers in Lebanon release Anglican Church envoys Terry Waite and Thomas Sutherland.
1991
After an 87-day siege, the Croatian city of Vukovar capitulates to the besieging Yugoslav People's Army and allied Serb paramilitary forces.
1988
War on Drugs: U.S. President Ronald Reagan signs a bill into law allowing the death penalty for drug traffickers.
1987
King's Cross fire: In London, 31 people die in a fire at the city's busiest underground station, King's Cross St Pancras.
1978
In Jonestown, Guyana, Jim Jones led his Peoples Temple to a mass murder-suicide that claimed 918 lives in all, 909 of them in Jonestown itself, including over 270 children. Congressman Leo Ryan is murdered by members of the Peoples Temple hours earlier.
1971
Oman declares its independence from United Kingdom.
1970
U.S. President Richard Nixon asks the U.S. Congress for $155 million in supplemental aid for the Cambodian government.
1963
The first push-button telephone goes into service.
1961
United States President John F. Kennedy sends 18,000 military advisors to South Vietnam.
1949
The Iva Valley Shooting occurs after the coal miners of Enugu in Nigeria go on strike over withheld wages; 21 miners are shot dead and 51 are wounded by police under the supervision of the British colonial administration of Nigeria.
1947
The Ballantyne's Department Store fire in Christchurch, New Zealand, kills 41; it is the worst fire disaster in the history of New Zealand.
1944
The Popular Socialist Youth is founded in Cuba.
1943
World War II: Battle of Berlin: Four hundred and forty Royal Air Force planes bomb Berlin causing only light damage and killing 131. The RAF loses nine aircraft and 53 air crew.
1940
World War II: German leader Adolf Hitler and Italian Foreign Minister Galeazzo Ciano meet to discuss Benito Mussolini's disastrous Italian invasion of Greece.
1929
Grand Banks earthquake: Off the south coast of Newfoundland in the Atlantic Ocean, a Richter magnitude 7.2 submarine earthquake, centered on the Grand Banks, breaks 12 submarine transatlantic telegraph cables and triggers a tsunami that destroys many south coast communities in the Burin Peninsula.
1928
Release of the animated short Steamboat Willie, the first fully synchronized sound cartoon, directed by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks, featuring the third appearances of cartoon characters Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse. This is considered by the Disney corporation to be Mickey's birthday.
1918
Latvia declares its independence from Russia.
1916
World War I: First Battle of the Somme: In France, British Expeditionary Force commander Douglas Haig calls off the battle which started on July 1, 1916.
1909
Two United States warships are sent to Nicaragua after 500 revolutionaries (including two Americans) are executed by order of José Santos Zelaya.
1905
Prince Carl of Denmark becomes King Haakon VII of Norway.
1903
The Hay-Bunau-Varilla Treaty is signed by the United States and Panama, giving the United States exclusive rights over the Panama Canal Zone.
1901
Britain and the United States sign the Hay-Pauncefote Treaty, which nullifies the Clayton-Bulwer Treaty and withdraws British objections to an American-controlled canal in Panama.
1883
American and Canadian railroads institute five standard continental time zones, ending the confusion of thousands of local times.
1872
Susan B. Anthony and 14 other women are arrested for voting illegally in the United States presidential election of 1872.
1865
Mark Twain's short story "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County" is published in the New York Saturday Press.
1863
King Christian IX of Denmark signs the November constitution that declares Schleswig to be part of Denmark. This is seen by the German Confederation as a violation of the London Protocol and leads to the German-Danish war of 1864.
1812
Napoleonic Wars: The Battle of Krasnoi ends in French defeat, but Marshal of FranceMichel Ney's leadership leads to him becoming known as "the bravest of the brave".
1809
In a naval action during the Napoleonic Wars, French frigates defeat British East Indiamen in the Bay of Bengal.
1803
The Battle of Vertières, the last major battle of the Haitian Revolution, is fought, leading to the establishment of the Republic of Haiti, the first black republic in the Western Hemisphere.
1760
The rebuilt debtors' prison, at the Castellania in Valletta, receives the first prisoners.
1730
The future Frederick II (known as Frederick the Great), King of Prussia, is granted a royal pardon and released from confinement.
1626
The new St Peter's Basilica is consecrated.
1601
Tiryaki Hasan Pasha, an Ottoman provincial governor, routs the Habsburg forces commanded by Ferdinand the Archduke of Austria during the Siege of Nagykanizsa.
1494
French King Charles VIIIoccupies Florence, Italy.
1493
Christopher Columbus first sights the island now known as Puerto Rico.
1421
A seawall at the Zuiderzee dike in the Netherlands breaks, flooding 72 villages and killing about 10,000 people. This event will be known as St Elizabeth's flood.
1302
Pope Boniface VIII issues the Papal bullUnam sanctam, claiming spiritual supremacy for the papacy.
1282
Pope Martin IV excommunicates King Peter III of Aragon.
1210
Pope Innocent IIIexcommunicatesHoly Roman EmperorOtto IV.
1180
Phillip II becomes king of France.
1105
Maginulfo is elected the Antipope as Sylvester IV.
1095
The Council of Clermont begins: called by Pope Urban II, it led to the First Crusade to the Holy Land.
401
The Visigoths, led by king Alaric I, cross the Alps and invade northern Italy.
326
The old St. Peter's Basilica is consecrated.

Births On This Day

1998
Nick Cotric, Australian rugby league player
1994
Danka Kovinić, Montenegrin professional tennis player
1994
Bernhard Luxbacher, Austrian footballer
1994
Kelly Versteeg, Dutch tennis player
1994
Akiyuki Hashimoto, Japanese sprinter
1993
Zhang Zetian, Chinese businesswoman and investor
1992
Nathan Kress, American actor and director
1992
Steven Skrzybski, German footballer
1991
Ahmed Kelly, Iraqi-Australian swimmer
1991
Noppawan Lertcheewakarn, Thai tennis player
1990
Myk Perez, Filipino singer
1989
Lu Jiajing, Chinese tennis player
1989
Natalie Osman, American wrestler
1988
Jeffrey Jordan, American basketball player
1988
Michael Roach, American soccer player
1987
Yoon Park, South Korean actor
1985
Allyson Felix, American sprinter
1985
Christian Siriano, American fashion designer
1984
Ryohei Chiba, Japanese singer and dancer
1984
Enar Jääger, Estonian footballer
1983
Travis Buck, American baseball player
1983
Michael Dawson, English footballer
1983
Jon Lech Johansen, Norwegian computer programmer and engineer, created DeCSS
1982
Greg Estandia, American football player
1981
Dianne dela Fuente, Filipino singer and actress
1981
Nasim Pedrad, Iranian-American actress
1981
Vittoria Puccini, Italian actress
1981
Maggie Stiefvater, American author
1981
Allison Tolman, American actress
1981
Christina Vidal, American actress and singer
1980
Hamza al-Ghamdi, Saudi Arabian terrorist, hijacker of United Airlines Flight 175 (d. 2001)
1980
Luke Chadwick, English footballer
1980
Minori Chihara, Japanese voice actress and singer
1980
François Duval, Belgian race car driver
1980
Denny Hamlin, American race car driver
1980
Dustin Kensrue, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1979
Neeti Mohan, Indian playback singer
1978
Damien Johnson, Irish footballer
1978
Aldo Montano, Italian fencer
1977
Trent Barrett, Australian rugby league player, coach, and sportscaster
1976
Shagrath, Norwegian singer-songwriter (Dimmu BorgirChrome Division, Ov Hell, and Fimbulwinter)
1976
Dominic Armato, American voice actor
1976
Sage Francis, American rapper (Non-Prophets)
1976
Matt Welsh, Australian swimmer
1976
Mona Zaki, Egyptian actress
1975
Lucy Akhurst, English actress and producer
1975
Shawn Camp, American baseball player
1975
Anthony McPartlin, English comedian, actor, and producer
1975
David Ortiz, Dominican-American baseball player
1975
Pastor Troy, American rapper, producer, and actor
1975
Jason Williams, American basketball player
1974
Graham Coughlan, Irish footballer and coach
1974
Chloë Sevigny, American actress and fashion designer
1974
Petter Solberg, Norwegian race car driver
1973
Jonnie Irwin, English television presenter and business expert
1973
Nic Pothas, South African cricketer and coach
1972
Jeroen Straathof, Dutch cyclist and speed skater
1971
Therese Coffey, English chemist and politician
1971
Terrance Hayes, American poet and academic
1971
Matthew Rodwell, Australian rugby league player and sportscaster
1970
Mike Epps, American comedian, actor, and producer
1970
Megyn Kelly, American lawyer and journalist
1970
Peta Wilson, Australian model and actress
1969
Sam Cassell, American basketball player and coach
1969
Ahmed Helmy, Egyptian actor
1969
Koichiro Kimura, Japanese mixed martial artist and wrestler (d. 2014)
1969
Duncan Sheik, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
1968
Barry Hunter, Irish footballer and manager
1968
George Kotsiopoulos, American stylist and journalist
1968
Romany Malco, American rapper, producer, actor, and screenwriter (College Boyz)
1968
Gary Sheffield, American baseball player and coach
1968
Owen Wilson, American actor, producer, comedian and screenwriter
1967
Tom Gordon, American baseball player
1967
Jocelyn Lemieux, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster
1967
Gavin Peacock, English footballer and sportscaster
1965
Tim DeLaughter, American singer-songwriter and musician (Tripping Daisy; The Polyphonic Spree)
1964
Rita Cosby, American journalist and author
1964
Nadia Sawalha, English actress
1963
Len Bias, American basketball player (d. 1986)
1963
Dante Bichette, American baseball player and coach
1963
Peter Schmeichel, Danish footballer and sportscaster
1963
Joost Zwagerman, Dutch author and poet (d. 2015)
1962
Bart Bryant, American golfer
1962
Kirk Hammett, American guitarist and songwriter
1961
Steven Moffat, Scottish screenwriter and producer
1960
Elizabeth Perkins, American actress
1960
Yeşim Ustaoğlu, Turkish director, producer, and screenwriter
1960
Kim Wilde, English singer-songwriter
1959
Jimmy Quinn, Northern Irish footballer and manager
1958
Daniel Brailovsky, Argentinian footballer and manager
1957
Tony Bunn, American bassist, composer, producer, and writer
1956
Noel Brotherston, Irish-English footballer and painter (d. 1995)
1956
Warren Moon, American football player and sportscaster
1956
Jim Weirich, American computer scientist, developed Rake Software (d. 2014)
1955
Carter Burwell, American composer and conductor
1953
Jan Kuehnemund, American rock guitarist (Vixen) (d. 2013)
1953
Alan Moore, English author and illustrator
1953
Kevin Nealon, American comedian, actor, and screenwriter
1952
Peter Beattie, Australian lawyer and politician, 36th Premier of Queensland
1952
Delroy Lindo, English actor and director
1952
John Parr, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
1951
Pete Morelli, American businessman
1951
Justin Raimondo, American journalist and author
1950
Graham Parker, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
1950
Rudy Sarzo, Cuban-American rock bass player
1949
Herman Rarebell, German rock drummer and songwriter
1948
Tõnis Mägi, Estonian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
1948
Andrea Marcovicci, American actress and singer
1948
Kongō Masahiro, Japanese sumo wrestler (d. 2014)
1948
Ana Mendieta, Cuban-American sculptor and painter (d. 1985)
1948
Jack Tatum, American football player (d. 2010)
1947
Timothy Maude, American general (d. 2001)
1947
Jameson Parker, American actor and producer
1947
Ross Wilson, Australian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1946
Alan Dean Foster, American author
1946
Chris Rainbow, Scottish singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2015)
1945
Wilma Mankiller, American tribal chief (d. 2010)
1945
Mahinda Rajapaksa, Sri Lankan lawyer and politician, 6th President of Sri Lanka
1944
Wolfgang Joop, German fashion designer, founded JOOP!
1944
Edwin C. Krupp, American astronomer, archaeoastronomer, author, Director Griffith Observatory
1943
Leonardo Sandri, Argentinian cardinal
1942
Linda Evans, American actress
1942
Susan Sullivan, American actress
1941
Gary Bettenhausen, American race car driver (d. 2014)
1941
Angela Watkinson, English educator and politician
1940
James Welch, American novelist and poet (d. 2003)
1939
Margaret Atwood, Canadian novelist, poet, and critic
1939
Margaret Jay, Baroness Jay of Paddington, English journalist and politician, Leader of the House of Lords
1939
Amanda Lear, Hong Kong-French singer-songwriter and actress
1939
John McKay, British-Canadian mathematician
1939
Brenda Vaccaro, American actress
1938
Jules Mikhael Al-Jamil, Iraqi-Lebanese archbishop (d. 2012)
1938
Norbert Ratsirahonana, Malagasy politician, Prime Minister of Madagascar
1938
Karl Schranz, Austrian skier
1936
Ennio Antonelli, Italian cardinal
1936
Don Cherry, American trumpet player (Old and New Dreams, New York Contemporary Five, and Codona) (d. 1995)
1935
Rudolf Bahro, German philosopher and politician (d. 1997)
1935
Rodney Hall, Australian author and poet
1934
Vassilis Vassilikos, Greek journalist and diplomat
1933
Bruce Conner, American painter, photographer, and director (d. 2008)
1932
Danny McDevitt, American baseball player (d. 2010)
1929
Gianna D'Angelo, American soprano and educator (d. 2013)
1928
Salvador Laurel, Filipino lawyer and politician, 5th Prime Minister of the Philippines (d. 2004)
1928
Sheila Jordan, American singer-songwriter and pianist
1927
Hank Ballard, American R&B singer-songwriter (d. 2003)
1927
Knowlton Nash, Canadian journalist and author (d. 2014)
1925
Gene Mauch, American baseball player and manager (d. 2005)
1924
Alexander Mackenzie Stuart, Baron Mackenzie-Stuart, Scottish soldier, engineer, and judge (d. 2000)
1924
Anna Elisabeth (Lise) Østergaard, Danish psychologist and politician (d. 1996)
1923
Alan Shepard, American admiral, pilot, and astronaut (d. 1998)
1923
Ted Stevens, American soldier, lawyer, and politician (d. 2010)
1922
Luis Somoza Debayle, Nicaraguan politician, 70th President of Nicaragua (d. 1967)
1922
Marjorie Gestring, American springboard diver (d. 1992)
1920
Mustafa Khalil, Egyptian lawyer and politician, 77th Prime Minister of Egypt (d. 2008)
1920
Robert Fryer, American playwright and producer (d. 2000)
1920
Ron Suart, English football player and manager (d. 2015)
1919
Jocelyn Brando, American actress (d. 2005)
1918
İlhan Berk, Turkish poet and author (d. 2008)
1918
Tasker Watkins, Welsh soldier, judge, and politician, Victoria Cross recipient (d. 2007)
1917
Beebe Steven Lynk, African-American chemist and author (d. 1948)
1917
Pedro Infante, Mexican actor and singer (d. 1957)
1915
Ken Burkhart, American baseball player and umpire (d. 2004)
1914
Haguroyama Masaji, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 36th Yokozuna (d. 1969)
1913
Endre Rozsda, Hungarian-French painter and illustrator (d. 1999)
1912
Vic Hey, Australian rugby league player and coach (d. 1995)
1912
Hilda Nickson, English author (d. 1977)
1911
Attilio Bertolucci, Italian poet and author (d. 2000)
1909
Johnny Mercer, American singer-songwriter and producer, co-founded Capitol Records (d. 1976)
1908
Imogene Coca, American actress, comedian, and singer (d. 2001)
1907
Gustav Nezval, Czech actor (d. 1998)
1907
Compay Segundo, Cuban singer-songwriter and guitarist (Buena Vista Social Club) (d. 2003)
1906
Sait Faik Abasıyanık, Turkish author and poet (d. 1954)
1906
Alec Issigonis, Greek-English car designer, designed the mini car (d. 1988)
1906
Klaus Mann, German-American novelist, short story writer, and critic (d. 1949)
1906
George Wald, American neurobiologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1997)
1904
Alan Lennox-Boyd, 1st Viscount Boyd of Merton, English lieutenant and politician, Secretary of State for the Colonies (d. 1983)
1904
Masao Koga, Japanese composer and guitarist (d. 1978)
1902
Franklin Adreon, American film and television director (d. 1979)
1901
George Gallup, American statistician and academic (d. 1984)
1901
V. Shantaram, Indian actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1984)
1901
Craig Wood, American golfer (d. 1968)
1899
Eugene Ormandy, Hungarian-American violinist and conductor (d. 1985)
1899
Howard Thurman, American author, philosopher and civil rights activist (d. 1981)
1897
Patrick Blackett, Baron Blackett, English physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1974)
1891
Gio Ponti, Italian architect, industrial designer, furniture designer, artist, and publisher.(d. 1979)
1889
Stanislav Kosior, Polish-Russian politician (d. 1939)
1888
Frances Marion, American screenwriter, novelist and journalist (d. 1973)
1886
Ferenc Münnich, Hungarian soldier and politician, 47th Prime Minister of Hungary (d. 1967)
1883
Carl Vinson, American judge and politician (d. 1981)
1882
Amelita Galli-Curci, Italian-American soprano (d. 1963)
1882
Wyndham Lewis, English painter and critic (d. 1957)
1882
Jacques Maritain, French philosopher and author (d. 1973)
1882
Frances Gertrude McGill, pioneering Canadian forensic pathologist (d. 1959)
1880
Naum Torbov, Bulgarian architect, designed the Central Sofia Market Hall (d. 1952)
1876
Victor Hémery, French race car driver (d. 1950)
1874
Clarence Day, American author and poet (d. 1935)
1866
Henry Daglish, Australian politician, 6th Premier of Western Australia (d. 1920)
1861
Dorothy Dix, American journalist and author (d. 1951)
1860
Ignacy Jan Paderewski, Polish pianist, composer, and politician, 2nd Prime Minister of the Republic of Poland (d. 1941)
1856
Grand Duke Nicholas Nikolaevich of Russia (d. 1929)
1839
August Kundt, German physicist and educator (d. 1894)
1836
W. S. Gilbert, English playwright, poet, and illustrator (d. 1911)
1833
James Patterson, English-Australian politician, 17th Premier of Victoria (d. 1895)
1832
Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld, Finnish-Swedish geologist and explorer (d. 1901)
1810
Asa Gray, American botanist and academic (d. 1888)
1804
Alfonso Ferrero La Marmora, Italian general and politician, 6th Prime Minister of Italy (d. 1878)
1787
Louis Daguerre, French physicist and photographer, developed the daguerreotype (d. 1851)
1785
David Wilkie, Scottish painter and academic (d. 1841)
1774
Wilhelmine of Prussia, Queen of the Netherlands (d. 1837)
1772
Prince Louis Ferdinand of Prussia (d. 1806)
1756
Thomas Burgess, English bishop and philosopher (d. 1837)
1736
Carl Friedrich Christian Fasch, German harpsichord player and composer (d. 1800)
1727
Philibert Commerson, French physician and explorer (d. 1773)
1647
Pierre Bayle, French philosopher and author (d. 1706)
1630
Eleonora Gonzaga, Italian wife of Ferdinand III, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1686)
1576
Philipp Ludwig II, Count of Hanau-Münzenberg (d. 1612)
1571
Hippolytus Guarinonius, Italian physician and polymath (d. 1654)
1522
Lamoral, Count of Egmont (d. 1568)
709
Emperor Kōnin of Japan (d. 782)
701
Itzam K'an Ahk II, Mayan ruler (d. 757)

Deaths On This Day

2017
Malcolm Young, Scottish-Australian hard rock guitarist (b. 1953)
2016
Sharon Jones, American soul and funk singer (b. 1956)
2015
Abdelhamid Abaaoud, Belgian-Moroccan terrorist (b. 1987)
2015
Dan Halldorson, Canadian-American golfer (b. 1952)
2015
Jonah Lomu, New Zealand rugby player (b. 1975)
2014
Dave Appell, American singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1922)
2014
Pepe Eliaschev, Argentinian journalist and author (b. 1945)
2014
Ahmad Lozi, Jordanian educator and politician, 48th Prime Minister of Jordan (b. 1925)
2014
C. Rudhraiya, Indian director and producer (b. 1947)
2013
Thomas Howard, American football player (b. 1983)
2013
Bennett Reimer, American author and academic (b. 1932)
2013
S. R. D. Vaidyanathan, Indian nadaswaram player and composer (b. 1929)
2013
Ljubomir Vračarević, Serbian martial artist, founded Real Aikido (b. 1947)
2013
Peter Wintonick, Canadian director and producer (b. 1953)
2012
Emilio Aragón Bermúdez, Spanish clown, singer, and accordion player (b. 1929)
2012
Phoebe Hearst Cooke, American businesswoman and philanthropist (b. 1927)
2012
Philip Ledger, English organist, composer, and academic (b. 1937)
2012
Kenny Morgans, Welsh footballer and manager (b. 1939)
2010
Freddy Beras-Goico, Dominican comedian and television host (b. 1940)
2010
Brian G. Marsden, English-American astronomer and academic (b. 1937)
2009
Red Robbins, American basketball player (b. 1944)
2005
Harold J. Stone, American actor (b. 1911)
2004
Robert Bacher, American physicist and academic (b. 1905)
2004
Cy Coleman, American pianist and composer (b. 1929)
2003
Michael Kamen, American composer and conductor (b. 1948)
2002
James Coburn, American actor (b. 1928)
2001
Walter Matuszczak, Polish-American football player 1939 All-America, 1941New York Giants draft (b. 1918)
1999
Paul Bowles, American composer and author (b. 1910)
1999
Doug Sahm, American singer and guitarist (b. 1941)
1998
Tara Singh Hayer, Indian-Canadian journalist and publisher (b. 1936)
1995
Miron Grindea, Romanian-English journalist (b. 1909)
1994
Cab Calloway, American singer-songwriter and bandleader (The Cab Calloway Orchestra) (b. 1907)
1994
Peter Ledger, Australian painter and illustrator (b. 1945)
1991
Gustáv Husák, Slovak lawyer and politician, 9th President of Czechoslovakia (b. 1913)
1987
Jacques Anquetil, French cyclist (b. 1934)
1986
Gia Carangi, American model (b. 1960)
1984
Mary Hamman, American journalist and author (b. 1907)
1980
Conn Smythe, Canadian soldier, ice hockey player, and businessman (b. 1895)
1979
Freddie Fitzsimmons, American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1901)
1978
Jim Jones, American cult leader, founded Peoples Temple (b. 1931)
1978
Leo Ryan, American soldier, educator, and politician (b. 1925)
1977
Kurt Schuschnigg, Italian-Austrian lawyer and politician, 15th Federal Chancellor of Austria (b. 1897)
1976
Man Ray, American-French photographer and painter (b. 1890)
1972
Danny Whitten, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Crazy Horse) (b. 1943)
1969
Ted Heath, English trombonist and bandleader (b. 1902)
1969
Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr., American businessman and diplomat, 44th United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom (b. 1888)
1965
Henry A. Wallace, American agronomist and bureaucrat, 33rd Vice President of the United States, 11th US Secretary of Agriculture (b. 1888)
1962
Niels Bohr, Danish footballer, physicist, and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1885)
1952
Paul Éluard, French poet and author (b. 1895)
1941
Émile Nelligan, Canadian poet and author (b. 1879)
1941
Walther Nernst, German chemist and physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1864)
1941
Chris Watson, Chilean-Australian journalist and politician, 3rd Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1867)
1940
Ivane Javakhishvili, Georgian historian and academic (b. 1876)
1936
V. O. Chidambaram Pillai, Indian lawyer and politician (b. 1872)
1927
Scipione Borghese, 10th Prince of Sulmona Italian race car driver, explorer, and politician (b. 1871)
1922
Marcel Proust, French author and critic (b. 1871)
1909
Renée Vivien, English-French poet (b. 1877)
1889
William Allingham, Irish-English poet and scholar (b. 1824)
1886
Chester A. Arthur, American general, lawyer, and politician, 21st President of the United States (b. 1829)
1852
Rose Philippine Duchesne, French-American nun and saint (b. 1769)
1830
Adam Weishaupt, German philosopher and academic, founded the Illuminati (b. 1748)
1814
William Jessop, English engineer (b. 1745)
1797
Jacques-Alexandre Laffon de Ladebat, French shipbuilder and merchant (b. 1719)
1785
Louis Philippe I, Duke of Orléans (b. 1725)
1724
Bartolomeu de Gusmão, Portuguese priest (b. 1685)
1664
Miklós Zrínyi, Croatian and Hungarian military leader and statesman (b. 1620)
1590
George Talbot, 6th Earl of Shrewsbury, English commander and politician, Lord High Steward of Ireland (b. 1528)
1565
Yun Won-hyung, Korean writer and politician (b. 1509)
1559
Cuthbert Tunstall, English bishop (b. 1474)
1482
Gedik Ahmed Pasha, Ottoman politician, 17th Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire
1472
Basilius Bessarion, titular patriarch of Constantinople (b. c. 1403)
1441
Roger Bolingbroke, English cleric, astronomer, astrologer, magister and alleged necromancer
1349
Frederick II, Margrave of Meissen (b. 1310)
1313
Constance of Portugal, Portuguese infanta (b. 1290)
1305
John II, duke of Brittany (b. 1239)
1259
Adam Marsh, English scholar and theologian
1247
Robin Hood, heroic outlaw in English folklore (b. 1160)
1170
Albert the Bear, margrave of Brandenburg (b. c. 1100)
1154
Adelaide of Maurienne, French queen consort (b. 1092)
1100
Thomas of Bayeux, archbishop of York
953
Liutgard of Saxony, duchess of Lorraine (b. 931)
942
Odo of Cluny, Frankish abbot and saint (b. c. 878)

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