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On This Day in History:  October 15

October 15 is the 288th day of the year (289th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 77 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2018
Lotteries offer $1B in jackpots as Mega Millions nears record. A record-smashing Mega Millions prize could be awaiting a lucky winner when the multi-state lottery and Powerball kick off a two-day, $1 billion jackpot grab Tuesday night.
2017
Lottery rigger warned officials about computerized drawing machines years ago. The mastermind behind a national lottery scam says he warned officials about a glitch in computer-generated drawings 11 years ago, but "nobody seemed too worried," his lawyer revealed in an exclusive interview.
2015
Payout situation getting worse for Illinois lottery winners. Now lottery winners of $600 or more in the Land of Lincoln will have to wait until the state budget stalemate is resolved before they can expect to be paid.
2015
UK couple credit dog with discovering lottery double-win. A couple who won nearly £150,000 (US$231,000) playing the multi-country Euromillions game doubled their prize after their dog found a second winning ticket for the same amount.
2014
Oregon man keeps childhood promise, splits $1M Powerball with brother. A Bend, Oregon, man who won $1 million with a Powerball ticket last month decided to share the wealth in a gesture of brotherly love.
2010
Mass. Lottery ad creates election controversy. Just 18 days ahead of Election Day, the Massachusetts Lottery now says it is pulling its ads from the air after accusations that the Cahill campaign may have been trying to benefit from them.
2009
Lottery hoax causes riot at Ohio coat store. A woman being driven around in a rented limousine pulled up at a coat store and announced she'd won the lottery and would pay for everyone's purchases, police said, but she ended up causing a riot when customers realized it was a hoax.
2008
Missouri Pick 3 players get bonus drawing. A special promotion is giving Missouri Lottery Pick 3 players a shot at doubling their chances of winning cash in the Midday drawing.
2008
Kansas Lottery sales decline. The economy is having its impact on the sale of Kansas Lottery tickets, according to lottery officials.
2008
Time running out to claim $184,000 lottery ticket. California Lottery officials say time is running out for the buyer of a winning Mega Millions ticket at a Watts liquor store to collect the $184,000 prize.
2008
Costa Rica court rejects washed lottery ticket. A Costa Rican who mistakenly washed a winning lottery ticket worth 112,000 dollars lost a court appeal to obtain the prize, a report said Wednesday.
2005
Powerball lottery states report brisk sales for huge jackpot. Hopeful lottery players are plunking down their money for Powerball lottery tickets at an astounding pace, in advance of tonight's estimated $300 million jackpot drawing.
2005
Man Picks $1 Million Lottery Ticket Out Of Trash. Trash turned into treasure at a Blackstone, Massacusetts, convenience store.
2003
Mega Millions jackpot increases to $16 million. None of the tickets sold for Tuesday's $12 million Mega Millions drawing matched all five lotto numbers and the Mega Ball, increasing the Friday jackpot to $16 million.
2003
Spain Breaks Up Sweepstakes Fraud Ring. Madrid police broke up a fraud ring that cheated hundreds of Americans and Canadians out of $35 million through scams such as a lottery simulating a Spanish Christmas sweepstakes, officials said Tuesday.
2003
Store's trash proves to be lotto treasure. The manager of a Hackensack, New Jersey video store thought he had found a modern-day pot of gold this week when hundreds of unused, scratch-off instant Lottery tickets were discovered in the store basement.
2003
Paul shields panel picking lottery bid. The names of some top lottery officials who will pick the winner of Tennessee's multimillion-dollar lottery contract will remain secret until Oct. 27 to protect them from outside influence, Tennessee lottery CEO Rebecca Paul said yesterday.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$667 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Oct 16, 2018
2.$378 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 17, 2018
3.$305 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 15, 2005
4.€162 Million
US$207.02 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Oct 17, 2014
5.$200 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Oct 16, 2009
6.$180 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Oct 17, 2014
7.€157.35 Million
US$172.62 Million
Draw Date
Oct 15, 2016
8.$156 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 16, 2013
8.$156 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 18, 2017
10.$122 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 15, 2016
11.€95 Million
US$119.37 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Oct 20, 2006
12.$117 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 15, 2003
13.$105 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 15, 2011
14.$100 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 16, 2019
15.$90 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 15, 2014
15.$90 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Oct 18, 2005
17.€74 Million
US$85.04 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Oct 19, 2018
18.$84 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Oct 16, 2015
19.$80 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 17, 2015
20.$73 Million
Draw Date
Oct 17, 2009
21.$72 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Oct 15, 2010
22.€54 Million
US$70.43 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Oct 16, 2012
23.$70 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 17, 2012
24.€50 Million
US$67.6 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Oct 15, 2013
25.$65 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Oct 15, 2019

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1976
Friday, Oct 15, 1976
43 years old
1976
Friday, Oct 15, 1976
43 years old
1976
Friday, Oct 15, 1976
43 years old
1975
Wednesday, Oct 15, 1975
44 years old
1975
Wednesday, Oct 15, 1975
44 years old
1973
Monday, Oct 15, 1973
46 years old
1972
Sunday, Oct 15, 1972
47 years old
1971
Friday, Oct 15, 1971
48 years old
1968
Tuesday, Oct 15, 1968
51 years old
1964
Thursday, Oct 15, 1964
55 years old
1962
Monday, Oct 15, 1962
57 years old
1958
Wednesday, Oct 15, 1958
61 years old
1958
Wednesday, Oct 15, 1958
61 years old
1956
Monday, Oct 15, 1956
63 years old
1955
Saturday, Oct 15, 1955
64 years old
1951
Monday, Oct 15, 1951
68 years old
1940
Tuesday, Oct 15, 1940
79 years old
1939
Sunday, Oct 15, 1939
80 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day

2016
One hundred ninety-seven nations amend the Montreal Protocol to include a phase-out of hydrofluorocarbons.
2013
The 7.2 MwBohol earthquake strikes the Philippines. At least 215 die.
2011
The 2011 Global Protests occur.
2008
The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes down 733.08 points, or 7.87%, the second worst percentage drop in the Dow's history.
2007
Seventeen activists in New Zealand are arrested in the country's first post-9/11 anti-terrorism raids.
2006
The 6.7 MwKiholo Bay earthquake rocks Hawaii, causing property damage, injuries, landslides, power outages, and the closure of Honolulu International Airport.
2005
A planned neo-Nazi protest against African-American street gangs sets off a riot in Toledo, Ohio. Twenty-nine people are arrested.
2005
Iraqis vote to ratify the new constitution.
2003
China launches Shenzhou 5, its first manned space mission.
2001
NASA's Galileo spacecraft passes within 112 miles of Jupiter's moon Io.
1997
Andy Green in ThrustSSC sets the first supersonic land speed record.
1997
The Cassini probe launches from Cape Canaveral on its way to Saturn.
1995
Marco Campos dies in a race at the Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours, the only driver ever killed in the International Formula 3000 series.
1995
Saddam Hussein is reelected president of Iraq through a referendum.
1994
The Clinton administration returns Haiti's first democratically elected president, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, to the island.
1991
The first ultra-high-energy cosmic ray is detected.
1990
Soviet Union leader Mikhail Gorbachev is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to lessen Cold War tensions and open up his nation.
1989
Wayne Gretzky becomes the all-time leading points scorer in the NHL.
1989
Eight of those convicted in the Rivonia Trial are released from prison.
1987
In Burkina Faso, a military coup was orchestrated by Blaise Compaoré against incumbent President Thomas Sankara.
1979
Supporters of the Malta Labour Party ransack and destroy the Times of Malta building and other locations associated with the Nationalist Party.
1979
The Salvadoran Civil War begins.
1970
Thirty-five construction workers are killed when a section of the new West Gate Bridge in Melbourne collapses.
1969
In the Moratorium to End the War in Vietnam, over two million demonstrate nationally; about 250,000 in Washington D.C.
1967
The Motherland Calls, a memorial statue "For the heroes of the Battle of Stalingrad", is unveiled.
1966
The Black Panther Party is founded.
1965
Vietnam War: A draft card is burned during an anti-war rally by the Catholic Worker Movement, resulting in the first arrest under a new law.
1964
Alexei Kosygin becomes the General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.
1964
Vietnam War: Nguyễn Văn Trỗi is executed for attempting to assassinate the United States Secretary of Defense.
1962
The CIA notifies the State Department that Soviet ballistic missiles are in Cuba, leading to the Cuban Missile Crisis.
1956
FORTRAN, the first modern computer language, is first shared with the coding community.
1954
Hurricane Hazel devastates the eastern seaboard of North America, killing 95 and causing massive floods as far north as Toronto.
1951
Mexican chemist Luis E. Miramontes completes the synthesis of norethisterone, the basis of an early oral contraceptive.
1946
The United Nations Security Council Resolution 9 concerning the International Court of Justice is unanimously adopted.
1945
The former premier of Vichy France, Pierre Laval, is executed for treason.
1944
World War II: Germany replaces the Hungarian government after it announces an armistice with the Soviet Union.
1940
President Lluís Companys of Catalonia is executed by the Francoist government.
1939
The New York Municipal Airport (later renamed LaGuardia Airport) is dedicated.
1932
Tata Airlines (later to become Air India) makes its first flight.
1928
The airship, Graf Zeppelin completes its first trans-Atlantic flight, landing in the United States.
1923
The German Rentenmark is introduced in Germany to counter hyperinflation in the Weimar Republic.
1917
World War I: Dutch dancer Mata Hari is executed by France for espionage.
1910
Airship America is launched from New Jersey in the first attempt to cross the Atlantic by a powered aircraft.
1904
Russo-Japanese War: The Russian Baltic Fleet begins a seven-month voyage to the Far East.
1894
Alfred Dreyfus is arrested for spying.
1888
The "From Hell" letter allegedly sent by Jack the Ripper is received by investigators.
1880
In Germany, the inauguration of the Cologne Cathedral is celebrated.
1879
The Segura river in southeastern Spain floods, killing 1077 people.
1878
The Edison Electric Light Company begins operation.
1874
The Academia Ecuatoriana de la Lengua is established in Quito, Ecuador.
1864
American Civil War: The Union garrison of Glasgow, Missouri surrenders to Confederate forces.
1863
American Civil War: The H. L. Hunley, the first submarine to sink a ship, sinks, killing its inventor.
1821
The Cortes of Cádiz decides to create the providence of Logroño.
1815
Napoleon begins his exile on Saint Helena in the South Atlantic Ocean.
1809
The Viceroy the Río de la Plata, Baltasar Hidalgo de Cisneros, opens the port of Buenos Aires to trade with nations other than Spain.
1793
Queen Marie Antoinette of France is tried and convicted, and condemned to death the following day.
1783
The Montgolfier brothers' hot air balloon makes the first human ascent, piloted by Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier.
1764
Edward Gibbon is inspired to begin work on The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.
1582
Adoption of the Gregorian calendar begins, eventually leading to near-universal adoption.
1529
The Siege of Vienna ends when Austria routs the invading Ottoman forces, ending its European expansion.
1211
The Latin emperor Henry of Flanders defeats the Nicaean emperor Theodore I Laskaris.
1066
Edgar the Ætheling is proclaimed King of England, but is never crowned. He reigns until 10 December 1066.

Births On This Day

2005
Prince Christian of Denmark, son of Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark and his wife Mary, Crown Princess of Denmark
1999
Bailee Madison, American actress
1999
Ben Woodburn, Welsh footballer
1996
Zelo, South Korean rapper and dancer
1996
Charly Musonda, Belgian footballer
1995
Jakob Pöltl, Austrian basketball player
1994
Stephen Arthurworrey, English footballer
1994
Lil' Kleine, Dutch rapper
1990
Jeon Ji-yoon, South Korean singer-songwriter and dancer
1989
Blaine Gabbert, American football player
1989
Leandro Antonio Martínez, Argentinian-Italian footballer
1989
Anthony Joshua, British Professional Boxer
1988
Lassy Mbouity, Congolese writer and politician
1988
Mesut Özil, German footballer
1987
Jesse Levine, Canadian-American tennis player
1987
Chantal Strand, Canadian voice actress and singer
1987
Ott Tänak, Estonian race car driver
1986
Lee Donghae, South Korean singer-songwriter
1986
Carlo Janka, Swiss skier
1986
Nolito, Spanish footballer
1985
Arron Afflalo, American basketball player
1985
Walter Alberto López, Uruguayan footballer
1985
Marcos Martínez, Spanish race car driver
1984
Izale McLeod, English footballer
1984
Johan Voskamp, Dutch footballer
1984
Jessie Ware, English singer-songwriter
1983
Bruno Senna, Brazilian race car driver
1983
Stephy Tang, Hong Kong singer
1982
Paulini, Fijian-Australian singer
1982
Sachiko Yamada, Japanese swimmer
1981
Keyshia Cole, American singer-songwriter and producer
1981
Elena Dementieva, Russian tennis player
1981
Radoslav Židek, Slovak snowboarder
1980
Tom Boonen, Belgian cyclist
1980
Siiri Nordin, Finnish singer-songwriter
1979
Blue Adams, American football player and coach
1979
Bohemia, Pakistani-American rapper and producer
1979
Jekaterina Golovatenko, Estonian figure skater
1979
Paul Robinson, English footballer
1979
Jaci Velasquez, American singer-songwriter and actress
1979
Māris Verpakovskis, Latvian footballer
1978
Devon Gummersall, American actor, director, and screenwriter
1978
Takeshi Morishima, Japanese wrestler
1977
Masato Kawabata, Japanese race car driver
1977
David Trezeguet, French footballer
1977
Patricio Urrutia, Ecuadorian footballer
1976
Christian Allen, American video game designer
1976
Manuel Dallan, Italian rugby player
1975
Alessandro Doga, Italian footballer
1975
Glen Little, English footballer and manager
1974
Ömer Çatkıç, Turkish footballer
1974
Bianca Rinaldi, Brazilian actress
1973
Aleksandr Filimonov, Russian footballer
1973
Maria Hjorth, Swedish golfer
1972
Fred Hoiberg, American basketball player and coach
1972
Matt Keeslar, American actor
1972
Michél Mazingu-Dinzey, German-Congolese footballer and manager
1971
Joey Abs, American wrestler
1971
Andy Cole, English footballer and coach
1971
Lauri Pilter, Estonian author and translator
1970
Eric Benét, American musician
1970
Ginuwine, American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actor
1970
Pernilla Wiberg, Swedish skier
1969
Vítor Baía, Portuguese footballer
1969
Dominic West, English actor and director
1968
Didier Deschamps, French footballer and manager
1968
Vanessa Marcil, American actress
1968
Rod Wishart, Australian rugby league player
1968
Trent Zimmerman, Australian politician
1967
Götz Otto, German actor and screenwriter
1967
Dan Forest, American politician, 34th Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina
1966
Jorge Campos, Mexican footballer and manager
1966
Bill Charlap, American pianist and composer
1966
Ilse Huizinga, Dutch singer
1966
Dave Stead, English drummer
1965
Nasser El Sonbaty, German bodybuilder and trainer (d. 2013)
1965
Brian Camelio, American musician, producer and founder of ArtistShare
1964
Roberto Vittori, Italian colonel, pilot, and astronaut
1963
Stanley Menzo, Dutch footballer and manager
1961
Vyacheslav Butusov, Russian singer-songwriter and guitarist
1959
Sarah, Duchess of York
1959
Emeril Lagasse, American chef and author
1959
Alex Paterson, English keyboard player
1959
Todd Solondz, American actor, director, and screenwriter
1958
Stephen Clarke, English-French journalist and author
1957
Michael Caton-Jones, Scottish actor, director, and producer
1957
Mira Nair, Indian-American actress, director, and producer
1957
Stacy Peralta, American skateboarder, director, producer, and businessman, co-founded Powell Peralta
1955
Kulbir Bhaura, Indian field hockey player
1955
Emma Chichester Clark, English author and illustrator
1954
Peter Bakowski, Australian poet and educator
1954
Steve Bracks, Australian politician, 44th Premier of Victoria
1954
Jere Burns, American actor
1954
Princess Friederike of Hanover
1954
Julia Yeomans, English physicist and academic
1953
Betsy Clifford, Canadian skier
1953
Tito Jackson, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1953
Larry Miller, American actor and screenwriter
1953
Peter Phillips, English conductor and musicologist
1953
Walter Jon Williams, American author
1951
Atoy Co, Filipino basketball player, coach, and actor
1951
Peter Richardson, English actor, director, and screenwriter
1951
Roscoe Tanner, American tennis player
1951
Rafael Vaganian, Armenian chess player
1951
A. F. Th. van der Heijden, Dutch author
1950
Candida Royalle, American porn actress, director, and producer (d. 2015)
1949
Laurie McBain, American author
1949
Prannoy Roy, Indian journalist, economist, and broadcaster, founded NDTV
1948
Renato Corona, Filipino lawyer and jurist, 23rd Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines (d. 2016)
1948
Chris de Burgh, British-Irish singer-songwriter and pianist
1947
Hümeyra, Turkish singer-songwriter and actress
1947
Jaroslav Erno Šedivý, Czech drummer
1946
Victor Banerjee, Indian actor and director
1946
Richard Carpenter, American singer-songwriter and pianist
1946
Palle Danielsson, Swedish bassist and composer
1946
Stewart Stevenson, Scottish engineer and politician, Minister for Environment and Climate Change
1945
Steve Camacho, Guyanese cricketer (d. 2015)
1945
Antonio Cañizares Llovera, Spanish cardinal
1945
Dave Hill, English actor
1945
Neophyte of Bulgaria, Bulgarian patriarch
1945
Jim Palmer, American baseball player and sportscaster
1944
Sali Berisha, Albanian cardiologist and politician, 2nd President of Albania
1944
A. Chandranehru, Sri Lankan Tamil merchant seaman and politician (d. 2005)
1944
Haim Saban, Israeli-American businessman, co-founded Saban Entertainment
1944
David Trimble, Northern Irish lawyer and politician, 3rd First Minister of Northern Ireland, Nobel Prize laureate
1943
Penny Marshall, American actress, director, and producer (d. 2018)
1943
Arturo Montiel Rojas, Mexican politician
1942
Hilo Chen, Taiwanese-American painter
1942
Harold W. Gehman, Jr., American admiral
1942
Don Stevenson, American singer-songwriter and drummer
1942
Carlos Núñez Cortés, Argentine musician (d. 1942)
1941
Roy Masters, Australian rugby league coach, journalist, and author
1940
Tommy Bishop, English rugby league player and coach
1940
Peter C. Doherty, Australian surgeon and immunologist, Nobel Prize laureate
1938
Marv Johnson, American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 1993)
1938
Brice Marden, American painter
1938
Robert Ward, American guitarist and songwriter (d. 2008)
1938
Fela Kuti, Nigerian musician and activist (d. 1997)
1937
Linda Lavin, American actress and singer
1936
Michel Aumont, French actor
1936
Robert Baden-Powell, 3rd Baron Baden-Powell, South African-English businessman
1935
Barry McGuire, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1935
Dick McTaggart, Scottish boxer
1935
Bobby Morrow, American sprinter
1935
Willie O'Ree, Canadian ice hockey player
1935
Maria Teresa Mirabel, feminist and anti-dictator activist in the Dominican Republic (d. 1960)
1934
Alan Elsdon, English trumpet player (d. 2016)
1934
N. Ramani, Indian flute player (d. 2015)
1933
Nicky Barnes, American drug lord
1932
Jaan Rääts, Estonian guitarist and composer
1931
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, Indian engineer, academic, and politician, 11th President of India (d. 2015)
1931
Pauline Perry, Baroness Perry of Southwark, English academic and politician
1930
FM-2030, Belgian-Iranian basketball player, philosopher and diplomat (d. 2000)
1929
Will Insley, American painter and architect (d. 2011)
1927
B. S. Abdur Rahman, Indian businessman and philanthropist (d. 2015)
1926
James E. Akins, American soldier and diplomat, United States Ambassador to Saudi Arabia (d. 2010)
1926
Agustín García Calvo, Spanish philosopher and poet (d. 2012)
1926
Michel Foucault, French historian and philosopher (d. 1984)
1926
Ed McBain, American author and screenwriter (d. 2005)
1926
Jean Peters, American actress (d. 2000)
1926
Karl Richter, German organist and conductor (d. 1981)
1926
Wang Meng, Chinese writer
1925
Mickey Baker, American-French guitarist (d. 2012)
1925
Aurora Bautista, Spanish actress (d. 2012)
1925
Tony Hart, English painter and television host (d. 2009)
1924
Marguerite Andersen, German-Canadian author and educator
1924
Lee Iacocca, American businessman and author
1924
Warren Miller, American director and screenwriter (d. 2018)
1923
Italo Calvino, Italian novelist, short story writer, and journalist (d. 1985)
1923
Antonio Fontán, Spanish journalist and politician (d. 2010)
1923
Eugene Patterson, American journalist and activist (d. 2013)
1923
Lindsay Thompson, Australian politician, 40th Premier of Victoria (d. 2008)
1922
Agustina Bessa-Luís, Portuguese author
1922
Preben Munthe, Norwegian economist and politician, State Conciliator of Norway (d. 2013)
1922
William Y. Thompson, American historian and author (d. 2013)
1922
Alfons Figueras, Spanish cartoonist (d. 2009)
1921
Angelica Rozeanu, Romanian-Israeli table tennis player (d. 2006)
1920
Chris Economaki, American sportscaster and actor (d. 2012)
1920
Patricia Jessel, Hong Kong-English actress (d. 1968)
1920
Mario Puzo, American author and screenwriter (d. 1999)
1920
Henri Verneuil, Turkish-French director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2002)
1919
Malcolm Ross, American captain, balloonist, and physicist (d. 1985)
1919
Chuck Stevenson, American race car driver (d. 1995)
1917
Jan Miner, American actress (d. 2004)
1917
Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr., American historian and critic (d. 2007)
1917
Paul Tanner, American trombonist and educator (d. 2013)
1916
Al Killian, American trumpet player and bandleader (d. 2007)
1916
George Turner, Australian author and critic (d. 1997)
1914
Mohammed Zahir Shah, Afghan king (d. 2007)
1913
Wolfgang Lüth, German commander (d. 1945)
1912
Nellie Lutcher, American singer and pianist (d. 2007)
1910
Edwin O. Reischauer, Japanese-American scholar and diplomat, United States Ambassador to Japan (d. 1990)
1909
Jesse L. Greenstein, American astronomer and academic (d. 2002)
1909
Robert Trout, American journalist (d. 2000)
1908
Herman Chittison, American pianist (d. 1967)
1908
John Kenneth Galbraith, Canadian-American economist and diplomat, 7th United States Ambassador to India (d. 2006)
1907
Varian Fry, American journalist and author (d. 1967)
1906
Hiram Fong, American soldier and politician (d. 2004)
1906
Alicia Patterson, American journalist and publisher, co-founded Newsday (d. 1963)
1906
Victoria Spivey, American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 1976)
1905
C. P. Snow, English chemist and author (d. 1980)
1901
Enrique Jardiel Poncela, Spanish playwright and novelist (d. 1952)
1901
Manuel Vidal Hermosa, Spanish footballer (d. 1965)
1900
Mervyn LeRoy, American actor, director, and producer (d. 1987)
1899
Adolf Brudes, Polish-German race car driver (d. 1986)
1899
José Ramón Guizado, Panamanian politician, 17th President of Panama (d. 1964)
1897
Johannes Sikkar, Estonian soldier and politician, Prime Minister of Estonia in exile (d. 1960)
1895
Thérèse Bertrand-Fontaine, French docotor and Grand Officer of the Légion d'honneur (d. 1987)
1895
Alfred Neumann, German writer and translator (d. 1952)
1894
Moshe Sharett, Ukrainian-Israeli lieutenant and politician, 2nd Prime Minister of Israel (d. 1965)
1893
Carol II of Romania (d. 1953)
1890
Álvaro de Campos, Portuguese poet and engineer (d. 1935)
1888
S. S. Van Dine, American author and critic (d. 1939)
1887
Frederick Fleet, English sailor (d. 1965)
1885
Jóhannes Sveinsson Kjarval, Icelandic painter (d. 1972)
1884
Archibald Hoxsey, American pilot (d. 1910)
1882
Charley O'Leary, American baseball player and coach (d. 1941)
1881
P. G. Wodehouse, English novelist and playwright (d. 1975)
1881
José Arce, Argentine physician and politician (d. 1968)
1879
Jane Darwell, American actress (d. 1967)
1878
Paul Reynaud, French lawyer and politician, 118th Prime Minister of France (d. 1966)
1877
Francisco Villaespesa, Spanish writer (d. 1936)
1874
Alfred, Hereditary Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (d. 1899)
1872
Wilhelm Miklas, Austrian educator and politician, 3rd President of Austria (d. 1956)
1872
August Nilsson, Swedish pole vaulter, shot putter, and tug of war competitor (d. 1921)
1872
Carlos Vaz Ferreira, Uruguayan philosopher, writer, and academic (d. 1958)
1869
Francisco Largo Caballero, Spanish politician and trade unionist (d. 1946)
1865
Charles W. Clark, American singer and educator (d. 1925)
1862
Conrad Ansorge, German pianist, teacher and composer (d. 1930)
1858
John L. Sullivan, American boxer, actor, and journalist (d. 1918)
1844
Friedrich Nietzsche, German composer, poet, and philosopher (d. 1900)
1840
Honoré Mercier, Canadian journalist, lawyer, and politician, 9th Premier of Quebec (d. 1894)
1836
James Tissot, French painter and illustrator (d. 1902)
1833
John Alexander MacPherson, Australian politician, 7th Premier of Victoria (d. 1894)
1831
Isabella Bird, English explorer, writer, photographer, naturalist, and first woman to be elected Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (d. 1904)
1829
Asaph Hall, American astronomer and academic (d. 1907)
1825
Marie of Prussia (d. 1889)
1820
Mariano Herencia Zevallos, Interim President of Peru (d. 1873)
1818
Alexander Dreyschock, Czech pianist and composer (d. 1869)
1816
John Robertson, English-Australian politician, 5th Premier of New South Wales (d. 1891)
1814
Mikhail Lermontov, Russian author, poet, and painter (d. 1841)
1795
Frederick William IV of Prussia, Prussian king from 1840-1861 (d. 1861)
1789
William Christopher Zeise, Danish chemist who prepared Zeise's salt, one of the first organometallic compounds (d. 1847)
1785
José Miguel Carrera, Chilean general and politician (d. 1821)
1785
Giovanni Migliara, Italian painter (d. 1837)
1784
Thomas Robert Bugeaud, French general and politician, Governor-General of Algeria (d. 1849)
1783
Rafael Maroto, Spanish general (d. 1853)
1775
Alberto Lista, Spanish poet and educationist (d. 1848)
1767
Gabriel Richard, French-born American Roman Catholic priest, missionary, educator, and politician (d. 1832)
1762
Samuel Adams Holyoke, American composer and educator (d. 1820)
1711
Elisabeth Therese of Lorraine (d. 1741)
1701
Marie-Marguerite d'Youville, Canadian nun and saint, founded Grey Nuns (d. 1771)
1686
Allan Ramsay, Scottish poet and playwright (d. 1758)
1622
Magnus Gabriel De la Gardie, Swedish statesman and military man (d. 1686)
1608
Evangelista Torricelli, Italian physicist and mathematician (d. 1647)
1599
Cornelis de Graeff, Dutch mayor and regent of Amsterdam (d. 1664)
1566
Sigrid of Sweden, Swedish princess (d. 1633)
1564
Henry Julius, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg (d. 1613)
1561
Richard Field, English cathedral dean (d. 1616)
1542
Akbar, Mughal emperor (d. 1605)
1527
Maria Manuela, Princess of Portugal, Princess of Asturias, and Duchess of Milan (d. 1545)
1471
Konrad Mutian, German epigrammatist and academic (d. 1526)
1440
Henry III, Landgrave of Upper Hesse, German noble (d. 1483)
1265
Temür Khan, Emperor Chengzong of Yuan (d. 1307)
1218
Hulagu Khan, Mongol ruler (d. 1265)
70 BC
Virgil, Roman poet (d. 19 BC)
99 BC
Lucretius, Roman poet and philosopher (d. 55 BCE)

Deaths On This Day

2018
Paul Allen, American businessman and philanthropist (b. 1953)
2017
Chinggoy Alonzo, Filipino theater, movie & television actor (b. 1950)
2015
Sergei Filippenkov, Russian footballer and manager (b. 1971)
2015
Nate Huffman, American basketball player (b. 1975)
2015
Neill Sheridan, American baseball player (b. 1921)
2015
Kenneth D. Taylor, Canadian businessman and diplomat (b. 1934)
2015
Tyrone Young, American football player (b. 1960)
2014
Giovanni Reale, Italian philosopher and historian (b. 1931)
2014
Jiří Reynek, Czech poet and graphic designer (b. 1929)
2014
Robert Tiernan, American lawyer and politician (b. 1929)
2014
Nobby Wirkowski, American-Canadian football player and coach (b. 1926)
2013
Donald Bailey, American drummer (b. 1933)
2013
Nevill Drury, English-Australian journalist and publisher (b. 1947)
2013
Cancio Garcia, Filipino lawyer and jurist (b. 1937)
2013
Gloria Lynne, American singer (b. 1931)
2013
Rudy Minarcin, American baseball player and coach (b. 1930)
2013
Hans Riegel, German businessman (b. 1923)
2012
Claude Cheysson, French lieutenant and politician, French Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1920)
2012
Erol Günaydın, Turkish actor and screenwriter (b. 1933)
2012
Maria Petrou, Greek-English computer scientist and academic (b. 1953)
2012
Norodom Sihanouk, Cambodian politician, 1st Prime Minister of Cambodia (b. 1922)
2012
Pat Ward, American lawyer and politician (b. 1957)
2011
Betty Driver, English actress, singer, and author (b. 1920)
2010
Richard C. Miller, American photographer (b. 1912)
2010
Mildred Fay Jefferson, American physician and activist (b. 1926)
2010
Johnny Sheffield, American actor (b. 1931)
2009
Heinz Versteeg, Dutch-German footballer (b. 1939)
2008
Edie Adams, American actress and singer (b. 1927)
2008
Fazıl Hüsnü Dağlarca, Turkish soldier and poet (b. 1914)
2008
Jack Narz, American game show host and announcer (b. 1922)
2007
Piet Boukema, Dutch jurist and politician (b. 1933)
2005
Jason Collier, American basketball player (b. 1977)
2005
Matti Wuori, Finnish lawyer and politician (b. 1945)
2003
Ben Metcalfe, Canadian journalist and activist (b. 1919)
2000
Konrad Emil Bloch, Polish-American biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1912)
2000
Vincent Canby, American journalist and critic (b. 1924)
1999
Josef Locke, British-Irish soldier, policeman, tenor and actor (b. 1917)
1995
Bengt Åkerblom, Swedish ice hockey player (b. 1967)
1995
Marco Campos, Brazilian race car driver (b. 1976)
1994
Sarah Kofman, French philosopher and academic (b. 1934)
1993
Aydın Sayılı, Turkish historian and academic (b. 1913)
1990
Delphine Seyrig, French actress and director (b. 1932)
1989
Danilo Kiš, Serbian novelist, short story writer, essayist and translator. (b. 1935.)
1988
Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji, English pianist, composer, and critic (b. 1892)
1987
Thomas Sankara, Burkinabe captain and politician, 5th President of Burkina Faso (b. 1949)
1987
Donald Wandrei, American author and poet (b. 1908)
1983
Pat O'Brien, American actor (b. 1899)
1981
Philip Fotheringham-Parker, English race car driver (b. 1907)
1980
Mikhail Lavrentyev, Russian physicist and mathematician (b. 1900)
1980
Apostolos Nikolaidis, Greek footballer and volleyball player (b. 1896)
1978
W. Eugene Smith, American photojournalist (b. 1918)
1976
Carlo Gambino, Italian-American mob boss (b. 1902)
1968
Virginia Lee Burton, American author and illustrator (b. 1909)
1966
Frederick Montague, 1st Baron Amwell, English lieutenant and politician (b. 1876)
1965
Abraham Fraenkel, German-Israeli mathematician and academic (b. 1891)
1964
Cole Porter, American composer and songwriter (b. 1891)
1963
Horton Smith, American golfer and captain (b. 1908)
1961
Suryakant Tripathi 'Nirala', Indian poet and author (b. 1896)
1960
Clara Kimball Young, American actress and producer (b. 1890)
1959
Stepan Bandera, Ukrainian soldier and politician (b. 1909)
1959
Lipót Fejér, Hungarian mathematician and academic (b. 1880)
1958
Asaf Halet Çelebi, Turkish poet and author (b. 1907)
1958
Elizabeth Alexander, British geologist, academic, and physicist (b. 1908)
1955
Fumio Hayasaka, Japanese composer (b. 1914)
1948
Edythe Chapman, American actress (b. 1863)
1946
Hermann Göring, German general and politician (b. 1893)
1945
Pierre Laval, French lawyer and politician, 101st Prime Minister of France (b. 1883)
1940
Lluís Companys, Catalan lawyer and politician, President of Catalonia (b. 1882)
1934
Raymond Poincaré, French lawyer and politician, 10th President of France (b. 1860)
1930
Herbert Henry Dow, Canadian-American businessman, founded the Dow Chemical Company (b. 1866)
1925
Dolores Jiménez y Muro, Mexican revolutionary (b. 1848?)
1918
Sai Baba of Shirdi, Indian guru and saint (b. 1838)
1917
Mata Hari, Dutch dancer and spy (b. 1876)
1910
Stanley Ketchel, American boxer (b. 1886)
1900
Zdeněk Fibich, Czech pianist and composer (b. 1850)
1891
Gilbert Arthur à Beckett, English author and songwriter (b. 1837)
1837
Ivan Dmitriev, Russian poet and politician, Russian Minister of Justice (b. 1760)
1820
Karl Philipp, Prince of Schwarzenberg (b. 1771)
1819
Sergey Vyazmitinov, Russian general and politician, War Governor of Saint Petersburg (b. 1744)
1817
Tadeusz Kościuszko, Polish-Lithuanian general and engineer (b. 1746)
1811
Nathaniel Dance-Holland, English painter and politician (b. 1735)
1810
Alfred Moore, American captain and judge (b. 1755)
1788
Samuel Greig, Scottish-Russian admiral (b. 1735)
1715
Humphry Ditton, English mathematician and philosopher (b. 1675)
1690
Juan de Valdés Leal, Spanish painter and illustrator (b. 1622)
1684
Géraud de Cordemoy, French historian, philosopher and lawyer (b. 1626)
1674
Robert Herrick, English poet (b. 1591)
1622
Magnus Gabriel De la Gardie, Swedish statesman and military man (d. 1686)
1564
Andreas Vesalius, Belgian-Greek anatomist, physician, and author (b. 1514)
1496
Gilbert, Count of Montpensier (b. 1443)
1404
Marie Valois, French princess (b. 1344)
1389
Pope Urban VI (b. 1318)
1385
Dionysius I, Metropolitan of Moscow
1326
Walter de Stapledon, English bishop and politician, Lord High Treasurer (b. 1261)
1243
Hedwig of Silesia, Polish saint (b. 1174)
1173
Petronilla of Aragon (b. 1135)
1080
Rudolf of Rheinfelden (b. 1025)
1002
Otto-Henry, Duke of Burgundy (b. 946)
961
Abd-al-Rahman III, caliph of Córdoba
925
Rhazes, Persian polymath (b. 864)
912
Abdullah ibn Muhammad al-Umawi, Spanish emir (b. 844)
898
Lambert of Italy (b. 880)
892
Al-Mu'tamid, Muslim caliph of the Abbasid Caliphate
412
Theophilus, Patriarch of Alexandria

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