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On This Day in History:  October 6

October 6 is the 279th day of the year (280th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 86 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2018
$470 MILLION: Mega Millions lottery jackpot rolls again. After 21 drawings without a jackpot winner, the multi-state Mega Millions lottery game now boasts a swelling jackpot of nearly a half-billion dollars that could instantly put someone among the wealthiest people on the planet.
2017
Arizona Lottery computerized drawing machine generated identical winning numbers. Once again computerized lottery drawings are coming under scrutiny as a machine responsible for generating random numbers has done the opposite, generating exact duplicates.
2016
Georgia couple claim $246.8 million Powerball jackpot. A Powerball winner from Georgia just deposited the largest check of his life into his bank account because of a gentle nudge from his better half.
2016
Mississippi lottery talk likely to coalesce odd coalition. Nothing puts preachers and their flocks in political cahoots with the state's casino gaming industry barons faster than any serious talk of Mississippi authorizing a state lottery.
2015
Michigan woman instantly quit job after winning $310M Powerball jackpot. A Michigan woman found out she was the winner of the $310 million Powerball jackpot while sitting in the drive-thru at McDonald's.
2011
Washington Gov. orders lottery to return Mercedes. Plans for a lottery promotion van in Washington have been scratched after Gov. Chris Gregoire ordered the the state lottery to take the Mercedes-Benz back to the dealer.
2011
Hoosier Lottery admits new office too lavish. Less than a week after an Indiana TV station broke the story that the Hoosier Lottery overpaid for new offices, lottery officials are making some changes.
2009
Lottery winner gets help on plan to turn good fortune into lifelong prosperity. Given the prominent financial failings of many prior lottery winners, a lottery winner from New York accepted the guidance of a financial planner recommended by a local newspaper.
2008
N.Y. lottery winner and tenant fight thief. New York lottery winner Gary Owens and his downstairs tenant fought off a would-be thief who forced his way into Owens' home at 3:30 a.m. Friday to claim a share of the jackpot.
2006
'The dog ate my lottery ticket'. The Iowa Lottery said Wednesday that since the winning numbers were drawn it has been flooded with callers trying to explain why they were winners but could not produce their winning ticket.
2006
Okla. lawmaker aims to stop lottery winners from staying anonymous. An Oklahoma state senator from Edmond plans to introduce legislation to prohibit people from forming anonymous trusts after learning they have won a lottery prize.
2006
Iowa couple claims $200M Powerball lottery jackpot. A Fort Dodge, Iowa, couple who bought three Powerball tickets during a pit stop for soda came forward Wednesday to claim the $200 million jackpot.
2006
Canadian woman wins lotto twice. Beating 'astounding' odds, an elderly Toronto resident held two of three winning tickets in a $24M Lotto 6/49 jackpot.
2005
Powerball lottery jackpot reaches $205 million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Wednesday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $205 million, with a cash option of $101.7 million.
2005
Georgia Lottery launches month-long promotion. The Georgia Lottery has launched "October Spectacular", which offers free lottery tickets and increased payouts for four of its games during the month of October.
2005
"Mr. Lucky" Wins Quarter-Million Dollars. Grady Weaver is so lucky that friends refer to him as "Mr. Lucky." True to his name, Mr. Weaver recently won $250,000 playing Mega Millions.
2005
Final Ohio Super Lotto Plus drawing Saturday. Super Lotto Plus, the Ohio Lottery Commission's in-state lotto game, will be retired after the Saturday, October 8 drawing.
2005
Lottery Winner Sentenced For Failing To Pay Taxes. A big lottery winner from Chevy Chase, Maryland, has been ordered to serve six months of home confinement for failing to report his windfall to state tax collectors.
2005
Friends claim $1 million Powerball lottery prize. A quick get-away to Gatlinburg, Tennessee, proved to be a life-changing experience for two Midstate friends, who accepted $1 million Monday after learning of their Powerball win from Saturday night's drawing.
2005
N.C. lottery commissioner had business relationship with vendor. A member of North Carolina's new lottery commission said he will remove himself from any decisions involving potential lottery vendors after it was disclosed he had a business relationship with a key executive of a major vendor.
2004
Mega Millions jackpot increases to $12 million. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery grew to $12 million Wednesday.
2004
Powerball fever spreads as jackpot reaches $177 million. When no one came up with Saturday's winning Powerball ticket, an already sweet pot got a whole lot sweeter. Before the low-stakes gambling public knew what hit them, $177 million was at stake for tonight's drawing.
2003
Two winning tickets sold for Lotto South. Two winning tickets were sold in Georgia for the $6 million Lotto South jackpot, the Virginia Lottery said.
2003
Del. Lottery shuts sales at two sites. The Delaware Lottery Office has removed machines from two stores because of undisclosed debts, including a Bear newsstand that long has been one of the state's top ticket sellers, the state lottery director said Thursday.
2003
D.C. Lottery finally hits the jackpot. The D.C. Lottery is in the money, with a record-setting profit of $237.3 million for fiscal 2003, officials said.
2003
N.D. Lottery Sales Applications Open. North Dakota's lottery office is taking applications from businesses that want to sell tickets.
2003
Man Sues Kentucky Lottery for $10 Million. Ronald B. Hub said he believed the lottery wasn't playing by its own rules and he wants it punished to the tune of $10 million in a lawsuit he filed.
2003
One winner gets $47 million in last Washington Lotto Plus. If you played the final night of Washington Lotto Plus, check your ticket: One lucky person won the record $47 million jackpot, the largest single lottery prize in Lotto Plus history.
2003
One winner gets $14 million Florida Lotto jackpot. One ticket matched all six Florida Lotto numbers to win a jackpot of $14 million, lottery officials said Sunday. The winning ticket was bought in the city of Chipley.
2003
300 years of winners, losers in state's lottery-history exhibit. A small exhibit called "History of Lotteries and the Lottery System in Rhode Island" lays out the details of Rhode Island's on-again-off-again relationship with lotteries over the past 300 years. The exhibit is on display weekdays through the end of October in the secretary of state's archives division on Westminster Street.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$470 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Oct 9, 2018
2.$253 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 6, 2018
3.€190 Million
US$222.6 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Oct 6, 2017
4.€190 Million
US$208.37 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Oct 8, 2019
5.$205 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 8, 2005
6.€129 Million
US$179.59 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Oct 8, 2010
7.$177 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 6, 2004
8.€156 Million
US$174.17 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Oct 7, 2016
9.€151.94 Million
US$169.64 Million
Draw Date
Oct 6, 2016
10.€119 Million
US$159.69 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Oct 7, 2011
11.€111 Million
US$140.28 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Oct 7, 2014
12.$136 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Oct 7, 2014
13.$122 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Oct 6, 2009
14.$112 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 7, 2017
15.$108 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 9, 2013
16.€90 Million
US$100.49 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Oct 7, 2016
17.$91 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 8, 2016
18.$88 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 8, 2003
19.€68 Million
US$86.38 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Oct 6, 2006
20.$82 Million
California
SuperLotto Plus
Draw Date
Oct 9, 2002
21.$80 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 9, 2019
22.$71 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 8, 2011
23.€61 Million
US$70.59 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Oct 12, 2018
24.$70 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 8, 2014
25.$64 Million
Draw Date
Oct 7, 2009

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1977
Thursday, Oct 6, 1977
42 years old
1975
Monday, Oct 6, 1975
44 years old
1972
Friday, Oct 6, 1972
47 years old
1966
Thursday, Oct 6, 1966
53 years old
1966
Thursday, Oct 6, 1966
53 years old
1957
Sunday, Oct 6, 1957
62 years old
1954
Wednesday, Oct 6, 1954
65 years old
1954
Wednesday, Oct 6, 1954
65 years old
1948
Wednesday, Oct 6, 1948
71 years old
1942
Tuesday, Oct 6, 1942
77 years old
(year not provided)
(year not provided)
(year not provided)
(year not provided)
(year not provided)

Worldwide Events On This Day

2010
Instagram, a mainstream photo-sharing application, is founded.
2007
Jason Lewis completes the first human-powered circumnavigation of the Earth.
1995
The first planet orbiting another sun, 51 Pegasi b, is discovered.
1987
Fiji becomes a republic.
1985
Police constable Keith Blakelock is murdered as riots erupt in the Broadwater Farm suburb of London.
1981
Egyptian President Anwar Sadat is murdered by Islamic extremists.
1979
Pope John Paul II becomes the first pontiff to visit the White House.
1977
The first prototype of the Mikoyan MiG-29, designated 9-01, makes its maiden flight.
1976
Cubana de Aviación Flight 455 is destroyed by two bombs, placed on board by an anti-Castro militant group.
1976
Premier Hua Guofeng arrests the Gang of Four, ending the Cultural Revolution in China.
1976
Dozens are killed by the Thai army in the Thammasat University massacre.
1973
Egypt and Syria launch coordinated attacks against Israel, beginning the Yom Kippur War.
1944
World War II: Units of the 1st Czechoslovak Army Corps enter Czechoslovakia during the Battle of the Dukla Pass.
1943
World War II: Thirteen civilians are burnt alive by a paramilitary group in Crete.
1942
World War II: American troops force the Japanese from their positions east of the Matanikau River on Guadalcanal.
1939
World War II: The Battle of Kock is the final combat of the September Campaign in Poland.
1927
Opening of The Jazz Singer, the first prominent "talkie" movie.
1923
The Turkish National Movement enters Constantinople.
1910
Eleftherios Venizelos is elected prime minister of Greece for the first of seven times.
1908
The Bosnian crisis erupts when Austria-Hungary formally annexes Bosnia and Herzegovina.
1903
The High Court of Australia sits for the first time.
1898
Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, the largest American music fraternity, is founded at the New England Conservatory of Music.
1884
The Naval War College of the United States is founded in Rhode Island.
1854
In England the Great fire of Newcastle and Gateshead leads to 53 deaths and hundreds injured.
1849
The execution of the 13 Martyrs of Arad after the Hungarian war of independence.
1789
French Revolution: King Louis XVI is forced to change his residence from Versailles to the Tuileries Palace.
1777
American Revolutionary War: British forces capture Forts Clinton and Montgomery on the Hudson River.
1762
Seven Years' War: The British Capture Manila from Spain and occupy it.
1683
Immigrant families found Germantown, Pennsylvania in the first major immigration of German people to America.
1600
Euridice, the earliest surviving opera, receives its première performance, beginning the Baroque period.
1539
Spain's DeSoto expedition takes over the Apalachee capital of Anhaica for their winter quarters.
618
Transition from Sui to Tang: Wang Shichong decisively defeats Li Mi at the Battle of Yanshi.
404
Byzantine Empress Eudoxia dies from the miscarriage of her seventh and last pregnancy.
AD 23
Rebels decapitate Wang Mang two days after his capital was sacked during a peasant rebellion.
69 BC
Third Mithridatic War: Forces of the Roman Republic subdue Armenia.
105 BC
Cimbrian War: Defeat at the Battle of Arausio accelerates the Marian reforms of the Roman army.

Births On This Day

1999
Niko Kari, Finnish race car driver
1997
Kasper Dolberg, Danish footballer
1994
Lee Joo-heon, South Korean rapper and songwriter
1993
Adam Gemili, English sprinter
1993
Joe Rafferty, English-Irish footballer
1993
Jourdan Miller, American fashion model
1992
Taylor Paris, Canadian rugby player
1990
Han Sun-hwa, South Korean singer and actress
1989
Albert Ebossé Bodjongo, Cameroonian footballer (d. 2014)
1989
Tyler Ennis, Canadian ice hockey player
1989
Pizzi, Portuguese footballer
1988
Trey Edward Shults, American film director
1987
Joe Lewis, English footballer
1987
Akuila Uate, Fijian-Australian rugby league player
1986
Meg Myers, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1986
Olivia Thirlby, American actress
1985
Mitchell Cole, English footballer (d. 2012)
1985
Sylvia Fowles, American basketball player
1985
Tarmo Kink, Estonian footballer
1984
Morné Morkel, South African cricketer
1984
Joanna Pacitti, American singer-songwriter
1983
Renata Voráčová, Czech tennis player
1982
Levon Aronian, Armenian chess player
1982
William Butler, American musician and composer
1982
Fábio Júnior dos Santos, Brazilian footballer
1982
Hideki Mutoh, Japanese race car driver
1982
Paul Smith, English boxer
1981
Zurab Khizanishvili, Georgian footballer
1981
José Luis Perlaza, Ecuadorian footballer
1980
Arnaud Coyot, French cyclist (d. 2013)
1980
Wes Durston, English cricketer
1980
Abdoulaye Méïté, French footballer
1979
David Di Tommaso, French footballer (d. 2005)
1979
Mohamed Kallon, Sierra Leonean footballer and manager
1979
Richard Seymour, American football player
1979
Pascal van Assendelft, Dutch sprinter
1978
Carolina Gynning, Swedish model, actress, and singer
1978
Ricky Hatton, English boxer and promoter
1978
Liu Yang, Chinese astronaut
1977
Daniel Brière, Canadian ice hockey player
1977
Melinda Doolittle, American singer-songwriter
1977
Shimon Gershon, Israeli footballer and singer
1977
Jamie Laurie, American singer-songwriter
1977
Vladimir Manchev, Bulgarian footballer and manager
1976
Freddy García, Venezuelan baseball player
1976
Magdalena Kučerová, Czech-German tennis player
1976
Stefan Postma, Dutch footballer and coach
1975
Reon King, Guyanese cricketer
1974
Walter Centeno, Costa Rican footballer and manager
1974
Kenny Jönsson, Swedish ice hockey player and coach
1974
Seema Kennedy, British politician
1974
Jeremy Sisto, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
1974
Hoàng Xuân Vinh, Vietnamese shooter
1973
Jeff B. Davis, American comedian, actor, and singer
1973
Ioan Gruffudd, Welsh actor
1973
Sylvain Legwinski, French footballer and manager
1973
Rebecca Lobo, American basketball player and sportscaster
1972
Daniel Cavanagh, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
1972
Anders Iwers, Swedish bass player
1972
Jarrod Moseley, Australian golfer
1972
Mark Schwarzer, Australian footballer
1972
Ryu Si-won, South Korean actor and singer
1972
Ko So-young, South Korean model and actress
1971
Phil Bennett, English race car driver
1971
Takis Gonias, Greek footballer and manager
1971
Alan Stubbs, English footballer, coach, and manager
1970
Maria Kannegaard, Danish-Norwegian pianist and composer
1970
Shauna MacDonald, Canadian actress and producer
1970
Darren Oliver, American baseball player
1970
Amy Jo Johnson, American actress
1969
Byron Black, Zimbabwean golfer
1969
Muhammad V of Kelantan, Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia
1968
Bjarne Goldbæk, Danish footballer and sportscaster
1968
Bob May, American golfer
1967
Kennet Andersson, Swedish footballer
1967
Svend Karlsen, Norwegian strongman and bodybuilder
1967
Steven Woolfe, English barrister and politician
1966
Jacqueline Obradors, American actress
1966
Niall Quinn, Irish footballer and manager
1966
Tommy Stinson, American singer-songwriter and bass player
1965
Jürgen Kohler, German footballer and manager
1965
Peg O'Connor, American philosopher and academic
1965
Steve Scalise, American lawyer and politician
1965
Rubén Sierra, Puerto Rican-American baseball player
1965
John McWhorter, American academic and linguist
1964
Ricky Berry, American basketball player (d. 1989)
1964
Mark Field, German-English lawyer and politician
1964
Tom Jager, American swimmer and coach
1964
Miltos Manetas, Greek painter
1964
Knut Storberget, Norwegian lawyer and politician, Norwegian Minister of Justice
1964
Matthew Sweet, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1963
Sven Andersson, Swedish footballer and coach
1963
Elisabeth Shue, American actress
1962
David Baker, American biologist and academic
1962
Rich Yett, American baseball player
1961
Miyuki Matsuda, Japanese actress
1961
Paul Sansome, English footballer
1961
Ben Summerskill, English businessman and journalist
1959
Turki bin Sultan, Saudi Arabian politician (d. 2012)
1959
Oil Can Boyd, American baseball player
1959
Brian Higgins, American politician
1959
Walter Ray Williams, Jr., American bowler
1957
Bruce Grobbelaar, Zimbabwean footballer and coach
1956
Sadiq al-Ahmar, Yemeni politician
1956
Kathleen Webb, American author and illustrator
1955
Tony Dungy, American football player and coach
1954
Bill Buford, American author and journalist
1954
David Hidalgo, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1954
Darrell M. West, American political scientist, author, and academic
1953
Rein Rannap, Estonian pianist and composer
1952
Ayten Mutlu, Turkish poet and author
1951
Kevin Cronin, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1951
Clive Rees, Singaporean-Welsh rugby player and educator
1951
Gavin Sutherland, Scottish singer-songwriter and bass player
1951
Manfred Winkelhock, German race car driver (d. 1985)
1950
David Brin, American physicist and author
1949
Lonnie Johnson, American inventor
1949
Penny Junor, English journalist and author
1949
Thomas McClary, American R&B singer-songwriter and guitarist
1949
Leslie Moonves, American businessman
1949
Nicolas Peyrac, French singer-songwriter and photographer
1948
Gerry Adams, Irish republican politician
1948
Glenn Branca, American guitarist and composer (d. 2018)
1947
Patxi Andión, Spanish singer-songwriter and actor
1947
Klaus Dibiasi, Italian diver
1946
Lloyd Doggett, American lawyer and politician
1946
Tony Greig, South African-English cricketer and sportscaster (d. 2012)
1946
John Monie, Australian rugby league player and coach
1946
Millie Small, Jamaican singer-songwriter
1946
Eddie Villanueva, Filipino evangelist and politician, founded the ZOE Broadcasting Network
1946
Vinod Khanna, Indian actor, producer and politician (d. 2017)
1945
Ivan Graziani, Italian singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1997)
1944
Merzak Allouache, Algerian director and screenwriter
1944
Patrick Cordingley, English general
1944
Boris Mikhailov, Russian ice hockey player and coach
1944
Carlos Pace, Brazilian race car driver (d. 1977)
1943
Richard Caborn, English engineer and politician, Minister for Sport and the Olympics
1943
Peter Dowding, Australian politician, 24th Premier of Western Australia
1943
Alexander Maxovich Shilov, Russian painter
1943
Cees Veerman, Dutch singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2014)
1942
Dan Christensen, American painter (d. 2007)
1942
Britt Ekland, Swedish actress and singer
1942
Fred Travalena, American comedian and actor (d. 2009)
1941
Paul Popham, American soldier and activist, co-founded Gay Men's Health Crisis (d. 1987)
1940
Jan Keizer, Dutch footballer and referee
1940
Ellen Travolta, American actress
1939
Melvyn Bragg, English journalist, author, and academic
1939
Jack Cullen, American baseball player
1939
Richard Delgado, American lawyer and academic
1939
Sheila Greibach, American computer scientist and academic
1939
John J. LaFalce, American captain, lawyer, and politician
1938
Serge Nubret, Caribbean-French bodybuilder and actor (d. 2011)
1936
Julius L. Chambers, American lawyer, educator, and activist (d. 2013)
1935
Bruno Sammartino, Italian-American wrestler and trainer (d. 2018)
1934
Marshall Rosenberg, American psychologist and author (d. 2015)
1933
Prince Mukarram Jah, Titular Nizam of Hyderabad State
1931
Nikolai Chernykh, Russian astronomer (d. 2004)
1931
Riccardo Giacconi, Italian-American astrophysicist and astronomer, Nobel Prize laureate
1930
Hafez al-Assad, Syrian general and politician, 20th President of Syria (d. 2000)
1930
Richie Benaud, Australian cricketer and sportscaster (d. 2015)
1930
Eileen Derbyshire, English actress
1929
George Mattos, American pole vaulter (d. 2012)
1928
Barbara Werle, American actress and singer (d. 2013)
1927
Bill King, American sportscaster (d. 2005)
1925
Shana Alexander, American journalist and author (d. 2005)
1923
Robert Kuok, Malaysian Chinese business magnate and investor
1923
Yaşar Kemal, Turkish journalist and author (d. 2015)
1922
Joe Frazier, American baseball player and manager (d. 2011)
1922
Teala Loring, American actress (d. 2007)
1921
Evgenii Landis, Ukrainian-Russian mathematician and theorist (d. 1997)
1921
Joseph Lowery, American minister and activist
1920
John Donaldson, Baron Donaldson of Lymington, English lawyer and judge (d. 2005)
1919
Siad Barre, Somalian general and politician, later president (d. 1995)
1919
Tommy Lawton, English footballer and coach (d. 1996)
1918
Goh Keng Swee, Singaporean soldier and politician, 2nd Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore (d. 2010)
1918
André Pilette, French-Belgian race car driver (d. 1993)
1917
Fannie Lou Hamer, American activist and philanthropist (d. 1977)
1916
Chiang Wei-kuo, Japanese-Chinese general (d. 1997)
1915
Carolyn Goodman, American psychologist and activist (d. 2007)
1915
Humberto Sousa Medeiros, Portuguese-American cardinal (d. 1983)
1915
Alice Timander, Swedish dentist and actress (d. 2007)
1914
Thor Heyerdahl, Norwegian ethnographer and explorer (d. 2002)
1914
Joan Littlewood, English director and playwright (d. 2002)
1913
Méret Oppenheim, German-Swiss painter and photographer (d. 1985)
1912
Perkins Bass, American lawyer and politician (d. 2011)
1910
Barbara Castle, English journalist and politician, First Secretary of State (d. 2002)
1910
Orazio Satta Puliga, Italian automobile designer (d. 1974)
1908
Carole Lombard, American actress (d. 1942)
1908
Sergei Sobolev, Russian mathematician and academic (d. 1989)
1906
Janet Gaynor, American actress (d. 1984)
1906
Taffy O'Callaghan, Welsh footballer and coach (d. 1946)
1905
Helen Wills, American tennis player and painter (d. 1998)
1903
Ernest Walton, Irish physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1995)
1901
Eveline Du Bois-Reymond Marcus, German-Brazilian zoologist and academic (d. 1990)
1900
Vivion Brewer, American activist and desegregationist (d. 1991)
1900
Willy Merkl, German mountaineer (d. 1934)
1900
Stan Nichols, English cricketer (d. 1961)
1897
Florence B. Seibert, American biochemist and academic (d. 1991)
1896
David Howard, American film director (d. 1941)
1895
Caroline Gordon, American author and critic (d. 1981)
1893
Meghnad Saha, Indian astrophysicist, astronomer, and academic (d. 1956)
1891
Hendrik Adamson, Estonian poet and educator (d. 1946)
1888
Roland Garros, French soldier and pilot (d. 1918)
1887
Le Corbusier, Swiss-French architect and painter, designed the Philips Pavilion and Saint-Pierre, Firminy (d. 1965)
1886
Edwin Fischer, Swiss pianist and conductor (d. 1960)
1882
Karol Szymanowski, Polish pianist and composer (d. 1937)
1876
Ernest Lapointe, Canadian lawyer and politician, 18th Canadian Minister of Justice (d. 1941)
1874
Frank G. Allen, American merchant and politician, 51st Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1950)
1866
Reginald Fessenden, Canadian engineer and academic, invented radiotelephony (d. 1932)
1862
Albert J. Beveridge, American historian and politician (d. 1927)
1846
George Westinghouse, American engineer and businessman, founded the Westinghouse Air Brake Company (d. 1914)
1838
Giuseppe Cesare Abba, Italian soldier, poet, and author (d. 1910)
1831
Richard Dedekind, German mathematician and philosopher (d. 1916)
1820
James Caulfeild, 3rd Earl of Charlemont, Irish politician, Lord Lieutenant of Armagh (d. 1892)
1820
Jenny Lind, Swedish soprano and actress (d. 1887)
1803
Heinrich Wilhelm Dove, Polish-German physicist and meteorologist (d. 1879)
1801
Hippolyte Carnot, French politician (d. 1888)
1773
John MacCulloch, Scottish geologist and academic (d. 1835)
1773
Louis Philippe I of France (d. 1850)
1769
Isaac Brock, English general and politician, Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada (d. 1812)
1767
Henri Christophe, Grenadian-Haitian king (d. 1820)
1744
James McGill, Scottish-Canadian businessman and philanthropist, founded McGill University (d. 1813)
1742
Johan Herman Wessel, Norwegian-Danish poet and playwright (d. 1755)
1738
Archduchess Maria Anna of Austria (d. 1789)
1732
John Broadwood, Scottish businessman, co-founded John Broadwood and Sons (d. 1812)
1729
Sarah Crosby, English preacher, the first female Methodist preacher (d. 1804)
1716
George Montagu-Dunk, 2nd Earl of Halifax, English general and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (d. 1771)
1626
Géraud de Cordemoy, French historian, philosopher and lawyer (d. 1684)
1610
Charles de Sainte-Maure, duc de Montausier, French general (d. 1690)
1591
Settimia Caccini, Italian singer-songwriter (d. 1638)
1576
Roger Manners, 5th Earl of Rutland (d. 1612)
1573
Henry Wriothesley, 3rd Earl of Southampton, English politician, Lord Lieutenant of Hampshire (d. 1624)
1565
Marie de Gournay, French writer (d. 1645)
1555
Ferenc Nádasdy, Hungarian noble (d. 1604)
1552
Matteo Ricci, Italian priest and missionary (d. 1610)
1510
John Caius, English physician and academic, co-founded the Gonville and Caius College (d. 1573)
1510
Rowland Taylor, English priest and martyr (d. 1555)
1459
Martin Behaim, German navigator and geographer (d. 1507)
1289
Wenceslaus III of Bohemia (d. 1306)
649
Yuknoom Yichʼaak Kʼahkʼ (d. around 696)

Deaths On This Day

2018
Scott Wilson, American actor (b. 1942)
2018
Montserrat Caballé, Spanish soprano (b. 1933)
2017
Ralphie May, American stand-up comedian and actor (b. 1972)
2017
David Marks (architect), British architect, designer of the London Eye (b. 1952)
2015
Árpád Göncz, Hungarian author, playwright, and politician, 1st President of Hungary (b. 1922)
2015
Vladimir Shlapentokh, Ukrainian-American sociologist, historian, political scientist, and academic (b. 1926)
2015
Juan Vicente Ugarte del Pino, Peruvian historian, lawyer, and jurist (b. 1923)
2014
Vic Braden, American tennis player and coach (b. 1929)
2014
Igor Mitoraj, German-Polish sculptor (b. 1944)
2014
Diane Nyland, Canadian actress, director and choreographer (b. 1944)
2014
Marian Seldes, American actress (b. 1928)
2014
Serhiy Zakarlyuka, Ukrainian footballer and manager (b. 1976)
2014
Feridun Buğeker, Turkish football player (b. 1933)
2013
Ulysses Curtis, American-Canadian football player and coach (b. 1926)
2013
Rift Fournier, American screenwriter and producer (b. 1936)
2013
Paul Rogers, English actor (b. 1917)
2013
Nico van Kampen, Dutch physicist and academic (b. 1921)
2012
Chadli Bendjedid, Algerian colonel and politician, 3rd President of Algeria (b. 1929)
2012
Anthony John Cooke, English organist and composer (b. 1931)
2012
Nick Curran, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (b. 1977)
2012
Albert, Margrave of Meissen (b. 1943)
2012
Joseph Meyer, American lawyer and politician, 19th Secretary of State of Wyoming (b. 1941)
2012
B. Satya Narayan Reddy, Indian lawyer and politician, 19th Governor of West Bengal (b. 1927)
2012
J. J. C. Smart, English-Australian philosopher and academic (b. 1920)
2011
Diane Cilento, Australian actress and author (b. 1933)
2010
Rhys Isaac, South-African-Australian historian and author (b. 1937)
2010
Antonie Kamerling, Dutch television and film actor, and musician (b. 1966)
2009
Douglas Campbell, Scottish-Canadian actor and screenwriter (b. 1922)
2008
Peter Cox, Australian public servant and politician (b. 1925)
2007
Babasaheb Bhosale, Indian lawyer and politician, 8th Chief Minister of Maharashtra (d. 1921)
2007
Laxmi Mall Singhvi, Indian scholar, jurist, and politician (b. 1931)
2006
Bertha Brouwer, Dutch sprinter (b. 1930)
2006
Eduardo Mignogna, Argentinian director and screenwriter (b. 1940)
2006
Buck O'Neil, American baseball player and manager (b. 1911)
2006
Wilson Tucker, American author and critic (b. 1914)
2002
Prince Claus of the Netherlands (b. 1926)
2001
Arne Harris, American director and producer (b. 1934)
2000
Richard Farnsworth, American actor and stuntman (b. 1920)
1999
Amália Rodrigues, Portuguese singer and actress (b. 1920)
1999
Gorilla Monsoon, American wrestler and sportscaster (b. 1937)
1998
Mark Belanger, American baseball player (b. 1944)
1997
Johnny Vander Meer, American baseball player and manager (b. 1914)
1995
Benoît Chamoux, French mountaineer (b. 1961)
1993
Nejat Eczacıbaşı, Turkish chemist, businessman, and philanthropist, founded Eczacıbaşı (b. 1913)
1993
Larry Walters, American truck driver and pilot (b. 1949)
1992
Denholm Elliott, English actor (b. 1922)
1992
Bill O'Reilly, Australian cricketer and sportscaster (b. 1905)
1991
Igor Talkov, Russian singer-songwriter (b. 1956)
1990
Bahriye Üçok, Turkish sociologist and politician (b. 1919)
1989
Bette Davis, American actress (b. 1908)
1986
Alexander Kronrod, Russian mathematician and computer scientist (b. 1921)
1985
Nelson Riddle, American composer, conductor, and bandleader (b. 1921)
1983
Terence Cooke, American cardinal (b. 1921)
1981
Anwar Sadat, Egyptian colonel and politician, 3rd President of Egypt, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1918)
1980
Hattie Jacques, English actress and producer (b. 1922)
1980
Jean Robic, French cyclist (b. 1921)
1979
Elizabeth Bishop, American poet and short-story writer (b. 1911)
1976
Gilbert Ryle, English philosopher and author (b. 1900)
1974
Helmuth Koinigg, Austrian race car driver (b. 1948)
1973
Sidney Blackmer, American actor (b. 1895)
1973
François Cevert, French race car driver (b. 1944)
1973
Dick Laan, Dutch actor, screenwriter, and author (b. 1894)
1973
Dennis Price, English actor (b. 1915)
1973
Margaret Wilson, American missionary and author (b. 1882)
1972
Cléo de Verberena, Brazilian actress and film director (born c. 1909)
1969
Walter Hagen, American golfer (b. 1892)
1969
Otto Steinböck, Austrian zoologist (b. 1893)
1968
Phyllis Nicolson, English mathematician and physicist (b. 1917)
1962
Tod Browning, American actor, director, screenwriter (b. 1880)
1959
Bernard Berenson, American historian and author (b. 1865)
1951
Will Keith Kellogg, American businessman, founded the Kellogg Company (b. 1860)
1951
Otto Fritz Meyerhof, German-American physician and biochemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1884)
1947
Leevi Madetoja, Finnish composer and critic (b. 1887)
1945
Leonardo Conti, German SS officer (b. 1900)
1942
Siegmund Glücksmann, German politician (b. 1884)
1923
Damat Ferid Pasha, Ottoman politician, 285th Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire (b. 1853)
1912
Auguste Beernaert, Belgian politician, 14th Prime Minister of Belgium, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1829)
1892
Alfred, Lord Tennyson, English poet (b. 1809)
1891
Charles Stewart Parnell, Irish politician (b. 1846)
1883
Dục Đức, Vietnamese emperor (b. 1852)
1873
Paweł Strzelecki, Polish-English geologist and explorer (b. 1797)
1836
Johannes Jelgerhuis, Dutch painter and actor (b. 1770)
1829
Pierre Derbigny, French-American politician, 6th Governor of Louisiana (b. 1769)
1819
Charles Emmanuel IV, king of Sardinia (b. 1751)
1762
Francesco Manfredini, Italian violinist and composer (b. 1684)
1688
Christopher Monck, 2nd Duke of Albemarle, English soldier and politician, Lieutenant Governor of Jamaica (b. 1652)
1661
Guru Har Rai, Indian 7th Sikh guru (b. 1630)
1660
Paul Scarron, French poet and author (b. 1610)
1657
Kâtip Çelebi, Turkish geographer, historian, and scholar (b. 1609)
1644
Elisabeth of France, queen of Spain and Portugal (b. 1602)
1641
Matthijs Quast, Dutch explorer
1553
Şehzade Mustafa, Ottoman prince (b. 1515)
1536
William Tyndale, English Protestant Bible translator (b. c. 1494)
1413
Dawit I, ruler (Emperor) of Ethiopia (b. 1382)
1398
Jeong Dojeon, Korean prime minister (b. 1342)
1349
Joan II of Navarre, daughter of Louis X of France (b. 13112
1173
Engelbert III, margrave of Istria
1145
Baldwin, archbishop of Pisa
1101
Bruno of Cologne, German monk, founded the Carthusian Order
1090
Adalbero, bishop of Würzburg
1019
Frederick of Luxembourg, count of Moselgau (b. 965)
1014
Samuel, tsar of the Bulgarian Empire
997
Minamoto no Mitsunaka, Japanese samurai (b. 912)
877
Charles the Bald, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 823)
869
Ermentrude of Orléans, Frankish queen (b. 823)
836
Nicetas the Patrician, Byzantine general
404
Aelia Eudoxia, Byzantine empress
AD 23
Wang Mang, emperor of the Han Dynasty

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