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On This Day in History:  October 9

October 9 is the 282nd day of the year (283rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 83 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2019
UK ticket-holder is Britain's biggest-ever lottery winner after winning £170m EuroMillions jackpot. EuroMillions players across Britain have been urged to check their tickets this morning after one person won the entire £170 million (US$209 million / €190 million) jackpot.
2018
Lottery ticket leads FBI to Illinois bank robbery suspect. A dropped scratch-off lottery ticket led to the capture of an Arlington Heights, Illinois, man who took off with more than $8,000 in a Palatine bank robbery last week.
2018
California Lottery settles lawsuits with two former security staff. The California State Lottery has paid more than $500,000 to settle lawsuits filed by two former investigators who claimed they were fired for calling attention to jackpots they believed the lottery improperly awarded to recipients who could not prove they were winners.
2016
Mississippi voters approved a lottery 24 years ago, so where is it?. Mississippi voters approved a state lottery back in 1992, but the Legislature never followed up and has voted down all of the dozens of bills introduced to legalize the lottery. Meanwhile, every time a Powerball jackpot grows to life-altering levels, Mississippians pour across the state line to buy tickets.
2015
HOT LOTTO DRAWING CHEAT CHARGED WITH RIGGING MORE JACKPOTS. Authorities on Friday filed new charges against a former Iowa lottery security officer who was convicted months ago of rigging a Hot Lotto game so he could win a $14 million jackpot.
2015
In lotteries, lucky numbers will only win you less. According to a recent study, lottery players tend to pick certain numbers and avoid others -- which may not be a great idea.
2015
West Va. Lottery director announces retirement. John Musgrave, the longtime director of the West Virginia Lottery, announced his retirement Thursday, bringing to a close a more than 19-year run that has included work for four different governors.
2014
Poker star Phil Ivey loses casino case in Britain. Ten-time World Series of Poker winner Phil Ivey has lost his case against a British casino he accused of improperly withholding his winnings.
2013
5 greatest movies featuring a lottery win. If you're yet to taste the irresistible thrill of a lottery win you can still live vicariously through the experiences of film characters -- both good and bad -- thanks to the movies that feature lottery wins.
2011
Tennessee Lottery raking in record profits. Despite the recession, the Tennessee Education Lottery is raking in record profits, selling nearly $1.2 billion in scratch-off tickets, nightly drawings, and multi-state mega-jackpot games in its latest fiscal year.
2010
$116M Georgia Powerball winner claims prize. The winner of the $116 million Powerball jackpot won in Georgia on Sept. 18 has stepped forward to claim their prize.
2007
TENNESSEE LOTTERY MAY BE FORCED BACK TO REAL DRAWINGS. Tennessee House Minority Leader Jason Mumpower is looking to introduce legislation that would rid the lottery of computerized drawings.
2005
USA Mega debuts Powerball lottery annuity calculator. An Internet web site offering information about the United States' largest multi-state lottery games, Mega Millions and Powerball, today introduced a new feature for Powerball players.
2005
Powerball Lottery Jackpot Raised to $240 Million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Saturday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $240 million, with a cash option of $117.7 million.
2003
Powerball Jackpot Reaches $102 Million. Powerball is on the rise and once again the jackpot has crossed over into the $100 million range. There were no jackpot winners Wednesday but 517,732 players across the nation won a total of more than $6.3 million in prizes in America's Game.
2003
Laval Resident Claims Loto-Québec's Largest Jackpot Ever. The sole winner of the $25,418,690 jackpot in the October 3rd Super 7 draw, Québec's newest multimillionaire, Mr. Robert Fournier, has also earned the enviable distinction of being the province's largest lottery winner ever.
2003
Washington Man Claims $47 Million Lotto Plus Prize. David D. Gibson's positive attitude about life has paid off in a big way - with a $47 million Jackpot prize.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$470 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Oct 9, 2018
2.$282 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 10, 2018
3.$240 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 12, 2005
4.$215 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 9, 2004
5.€166 Million
US$183.88 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Oct 11, 2016
6.€154.69 Million
US$171.35 Million
Draw Date
Oct 11, 2016
7.€128 Million
US$161.86 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Oct 10, 2014
8.$150 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Oct 10, 2014
9.$145 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Oct 9, 2009
10.$128 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 11, 2017
11.$108 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 9, 2013
12.$107 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 12, 2016
13.$102 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 11, 2003
14.€80 Million
US$100.29 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Oct 13, 2006
15.€90 Million
US$98.97 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Oct 14, 2016
16.$86 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 12, 2011
17.$82 Million
California
SuperLotto Plus
Draw Date
Oct 9, 2002
18.$80 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 11, 2014
18.$80 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 9, 2019
20.€61 Million
US$70.59 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Oct 12, 2018
21.$67 Million
Draw Date
Oct 10, 2009
22.$65 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Oct 11, 2005
22.$65 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Oct 9, 2015
24.$62 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 10, 2020
25.$61 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Oct 12, 2010

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1986
Thursday, Oct 9, 1986
34 years old
1979
Tuesday, Oct 9, 1979
41 years old
1978
Monday, Oct 9, 1978
42 years old
1977
Sunday, Oct 9, 1977
43 years old
1976
Saturday, Oct 9, 1976
44 years old
1975
Thursday, Oct 9, 1975
45 years old
1974
Wednesday, Oct 9, 1974
46 years old
1971
Saturday, Oct 9, 1971
49 years old
1970
Friday, Oct 9, 1970
50 years old
1970
Friday, Oct 9, 1970
50 years old
1965
Saturday, Oct 9, 1965
55 years old
1962
Tuesday, Oct 9, 1962
58 years old
1955
Sunday, Oct 9, 1955
65 years old
(year not provided)
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(year not provided)
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Worldwide Events On This Day

2017
The October 2017 Northern California wildfires ravage the North Bay, resulting in over 40 deaths, and about 8,900 structures destroyed.
2012
Pakistani Taliban attempt to assassinate outspoken schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai.
2009
First lunar impact of NASA's Lunar Precursor Robotic Program.
2006
North Korea conducts its first nuclear test.
2003
Mission: Space opens to the public in Walt Disney World.
1995
An Amtrak Sunset Limited train is derailed by saboteurs near Palo Verde, Arizona.
1986
The Phantom of the Opera, eventually the second longest running musical in London, opens at Her Majesty's Theatre.
1983
South Korean President Chun Doo-hwan survives an assassination attempt in Rangoon, Burma, but the blast kills 21 and injures 17 others.
1981
President Mitterrand abolishes capital punishment in France.
1980
Pope John Paul II greets the Dalai Lama during a private audience in Vatican City.
1970
The Khmer Republic is proclaimed in Cambodia.
1969
In Chicago, the National Guard is called in as demonstrations continue in over the trial of the "Chicago Eight".
1967
A day after his capture, Ernesto "Che" Guevara is executed for attempting to incite a revolution in Bolivia.
1966
Vietnam War: South Korean troops commit the Binh Tai Massacre.
1963
In Italy, a large landslide a causes a giant wave to overtop the Vajont Dam, killing over 2,000.
1962
Uganda becomes an independent Commonwealth realm.
1950
The Goyang Geumjeong Cave massacre in Korea begins.
1942
Australia's Statute of Westminster Adoption Act 1942 receives royal assent.
1941
A coup in Panama declares Ricardo Adolfo de la Guardia Arango the new president.
1936
Boulder Dam (later Hoover Dam) begins to generate electricity and transmit it to Los Angeles.
1934
An Ustashe assassin kills King Alexander I of Yugoslavia and Louis Barthou, Foreign Minister of France, in Marseille.
1919
The Cincinnati Reds win the World Series, resulting in the Black Sox Scandal.
1918
The Finnish Parliament offers to Prince Frederick Charles of Hesse the throne of a short-lived Kingdom of Finland.
1914
World War I: The Siege of Antwerp comes to an end.
1913
The steamship SS Volturno catches fire in the mid-Atlantic.
1911
An accidental bomb explosion triggers the Wuchang Uprising against the Chinese monarchy.
1907
Las Cruces, New Mexico is incorporated.
1900
The Cook Islands become a territory of the United Kingdom.
1874
A international postal union is created by the Treaty of Bern.
1873
A meeting at the U.S. Naval Academy establishes the U.S. Naval Institute.
1864
American Civil War: Union cavalrymen defeat Confederate forces at Toms Brook, Virginia.
1861
American Civil War: Union troops repel a Confederate attempt to capture Fort Pickens.
1854
Crimean War: The siege of Sebastopol begins.
1847
Slavery in the British and French Caribbean: Slavery is abolished in Saint Barthélemy.
1834
Opening of the Dublin and Kingstown Railway, the first public railway on the island of Ireland.
1831
Ioannis Kapodistrias, the first head of state of independent Greece, is assassinated.
1825
Restauration arrives in New York Harbor from Norway, the first organized immigration from Norway to the United States.
1824
Slavery in Latin America: Slavery is abolished in Costa Rica.
1820
Guayaquil declares independence from Spain.
1812
War of 1812: In a naval engagement on Lake Erie, American forces capture two British ships: HMS Detroit and HMS Caledonia.
1806
Prussia begins the War of the Fourth Coalition against France.
1804
Hobart, capital of Tasmania, is founded.
1799
HMS Lutine sinks with the loss of 240 men and a cargo worth £1,200,000.
1790
A severe earthquake in northern Algeria causes severe damage and a tsunami in the Mediterranean Sea and kills three thousand.
1760
Seven Years' War: Russian and Austrian troops briefly occupy Berlin.
1740
Dutch colonists and Javanese natives begin massacring the ethnic Chinese population in Batavia, eventually killing 10,000.
1708
Peter the Great defeats the Swedes at the Battle of Lesnaya.
1701
The Collegiate School of Connecticut (later renamed Yale University) is chartered in Old Saybrook.
1635
Roger Williams is banished from the Massachusetts Bay Colony after religious and policy disagreements.
1604
Supernova 1604 is sighted, the most recent supernova to be observed within the Milky Way.
1594
Troops of the Portuguese Empire are defeated on Sri Lanka, bringing an end to the Campaign of Danture.
1446
The hangul alphabet is published in Korea.
1410
The first known mention of the Prague astronomical clock.
1238
James I of Aragon founds the Kingdom of Valencia.
768
Carloman I and Charlemagne are crowned kings of the Franks.

Births On This Day

1996
Bella Hadid, American model
1993
Ani Amiraghyan, Armenian tennis player
1993
Lauren Davis, American tennis player
1993
Jayden Hodges, Australian rugby league player
1993
Scotty McCreery, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1993
Wesley So, Filipino-American chess grandmaster
1991
Tyson Frizell, Australian-Welsh rugby league player
1990
Kevin Kampl, German-Slovene footballer
1989
Russell Packer, New Zealand rugby league player
1988
David Tyrrell, Australian rugby league player
1987
Samantha Murray, English tennis player
1987
Bill Walker, American basketball player
1986
Derek Holland, American baseball player
1986
Laure Manaudou, French swimmer
1986
Stephane Zubar, French footballer
1985
Chris Jones, Welsh footballer
1985
David Plummer, American swimmer
1983
Stephen Gionta, American ice hockey player
1983
Farhaan Behardien, South African cricketer
1983
Jang Mi-ran, South Korean weightlifter
1983
Andreas Zuber, Austrian race car driver
1983
Gethin Anthony, American actor
1981
Zachery Ty Bryan, American actor
1981
Darius Miles, American basketball player
1980
Lucy Akello, Ugandan social worker and politician
1980
Anatoly Baklanov, Russian footballer
1980
Filip Bobek, Polish actor
1980
Pāvels Doroševs, Latvian football goalkeeper
1980
Kert Kütt, Estonian footballer
1980
Amir Nussbaum, Israeli footballer
1980
Ibrahim Fazeel, Maldivian footballer
1980
Sarah Lovell, Australian politician
1980
Fábio Pinto, Brazilian footballer
1980
Thami Tsolekile, South African cricketer
1980
Warren Waugh, English footballer
1980
Henrik Zetterberg, Swedish ice hockey player
1979
Vernon Fox, American football player and coach
1979
Alex Greenwald, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor
1979
Todd Kelly, Australian race car driver
1979
Chris O'Dowd, Irish actor, producer, and screenwriter
1979
Brandon Routh, American model and actor
1979
Gonzalo Sorondo, Uruguayan footballer
1978
Nicky Byrne, Irish singer-songwriter
1978
Juan Dixon, American basketball player and coach
1977
Emanuele Belardi, Italian footballer
1977
Brian Roberts, American baseball player
1976
William Alexander, American author and educator
1976
Lee Peacock, Scottish footballer and coach
1976
Özlem Türköne, Turkish journalist and politician
1976
Nick Swardson, American actor and comedian
1975
Haylie Ecker, Australian violinist
1975
Sean Lennon, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actor
1975
Mark Viduka, Australian footballer
1974
Shmuel Herzfeld, American rabbi
1973
Fabio Lione, Italian singer-songwriter and keyboard player
1971
Wayne Bartrim, Australian rugby league player and coach
1970
Kenny Anderson, American basketball player and coach
1970
Steve Jablonsky, American composer
1970
Annika Sörenstam, Swedish golfer and architect
1969
Guto Bebb, Welsh businessman and politician
1969
Darren Britt, Australian rugby league player
1969
Simon Fairweather, Australian archer
1969
PJ Harvey, English musician, singer-songwriter, writer, poet, and composer
1969
Christine Hough, Canadian figure skater and coach
1969
Giles Martin, English songwriter and producer
1969
Steve McQueen, English director, producer, and screenwriter
1967
Carling Bassett-Seguso, Canadian tennis player
1967
Eddie Guerrero, American wrestler (d. 2005)
1967
Gheorghe Popescu, Romanian footballer
1966
David Cameron, English politician, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
1966
Christopher Östlund, Swedish publisher, founded Plaza Magazine
1965
Jimbo Fisher, American football player and coach
1964
Guillermo del Toro, Mexican-American director, producer, and screenwriter
1963
Andy Platt, English rugby league player
1962
Jorge Burruchaga, Argentinian footballer and manager
1962
Paul Radisich, New Zealand race car driver
1962
Hugh Robertson, English soldier and politician, Minister for Sport and the Olympics
1962
Ōnokuni Yasushi, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 62nd Yokozuna
1961
Julian Bailey, English race car driver and sportscaster
1961
Kurt Neumann, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1961
Ellen Wheeler, American actress, director, and producer
1960
Kenny Garrett, American saxophonist and composer
1959
Boris Nemtsov, Russian academic and politician, First Deputy Prime Minister of Russia (d. 2015)
1958
Al Jourgensen, Cuban-American singer-songwriter and producer
1958
Alan Nunnelee, American lawyer and politician (d. 2015)
1958
Mike Singletary, American football player and coach
1957
Don Garber, American businessman
1957
Ini Kamoze, Jamaican singer-songwriter
1955
Linwood Boomer, Canadian actor, producer, and screenwriter
1955
Steve Ovett, English runner and sportscaster
1955
Peter Saville, English graphic designer and art director
1954
Scott Bakula, American actor
1954
James Fearnley, English musician (The Pogues)
1954
John O'Hurley, American actor and game show host
1954
Rubén Magnano, Argentine-Italian professional basketball coach
1953
Sally Burgess, South African-English soprano and educator
1953
Hank Pfister, American tennis player
1953
Tony Shalhoub, American actor and producer
1952
Simon Drew, English illustrator
1952
Sharon Osbourne, English television host and manager
1952
John Rose, English businessman
1952
Dennis Stratton, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
1950
Brian Downing, American baseball player
1950
Yoshiyuki Konishi, Japanese fashion designer
1950
Reichi Nakaido, Japanese singer and guitarist
1950
Jody Williams, American academic and activist, Nobel Prize laureate
1949
Rod Temperton, English keyboard player, songwriter, and producer (d. 2016)
1949
Mark Hopkinson, American mass murderer (d. 1992)
1948
Jackson Browne, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1948
John Gray, English cricketer and rugby player
1947
John Doubleday, English sculptor and painter
1947
France Gall, French singer (d. 2018)
1947
William E. McAnulty Jr., American lawyer and judge (d. 2007)
1947
Tony Zappone, American photographer and journalist
1945
Taiguara, Uruguayan-Brazilian singer-songwriter (d. 1996)
1945
Amjad Ali Khan, Indian classical Sarod player
1944
Rita Donaghy, Baroness Donaghy, English academic and politician
1944
John Entwistle, English singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer (d. 2002)
1944
Nona Hendryx, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress
1943
Douglas Kirby, American psychologist and author (d. 2012)
1943
Jimmy Montgomery, English footballer and coach
1943
Mike Peters, American cartoonist
1942
Michael Palmer, American physician and author (d. 2013)
1941
Brian Lamb, American broadcaster, founded C-SPAN
1941
Trent Lott, American lawyer and politician
1941
Omali Yeshitela, political activist and founder of the Uhuru Movement
1940
Gordon J. Humphrey, American soldier, pilot, and politician
1940
John Lennon, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 1980)
1940
Joe Pepitone, American baseball player and coach
1939
Nicholas Grimshaw, English architect and academic
1939
John Pilger, Australian-English journalist, director, and producer
1939
Stephen Sedley, English lawyer and judge
1939
O. V. Wright, American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 1980)
1938
Heinz Fischer, Austrian academic and politician, 11th President of Austria
1938
John Sutherland, English journalist, author, and academic
1936
Brian Blessed, English actor
1936
Mick Young, Australian politician (d. 1996)
1935
Prince Edward, Duke of Kent
1935
Don McCullin, English photographer and journalist
1934
Jill Ker Conway, Australian historian and author (d. 2018)
1934
Abdullah Ibrahim, South African pianist and composer
1933
Peter Mansfield, English physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2017)
1933
Bill Tidy, English soldier and cartoonist
1932
Robert McBain, English actor and photographer (d. 2004)
1931
Tony Booth, English actor (d. 2017)
1931
Homer Smith, American football player and coach (d. 2011)
1930
Hank Lauricella, American football player, lieutenant, and politician (d. 2014)
1928
Einojuhani Rautavaara, Finnish composer and educator (d. 2016)
1927
John Margetson, English scholar and diplomat, British Ambassador to the Netherlands
1926
Danièle Delorme, French actress and producer (d. 2015)
1924
Immanuvel Devendrar, Indian soldier (d. 1957)
1923
Donald Sinden, English actor (d. 2014)
1922
Léon Dion, Canadian political scientist and academic (d. 1997)
1922
Philip "Fyvush" Finkel, American actor (d. 2016)
1922
Olga Guillot, Cuban-American singer (d. 2010)
1921
Michel Boisrond, French director and screenwriter (d. 2002)
1921
Tadeusz Różewicz, Polish poet and playwright (d. 2014)
1920
Jens Bjørneboe, Norwegian author and educator (d. 1976)
1920
Yusef Lateef, American saxophonist, composer, and educator (d. 2013)
1920
Jason Wingreen, American actor and screenwriter (d. 2015)
1918
E. Howard Hunt, American CIA officer and author (d. 2007)
1918
Charles Read, Australian air marshal (d. 2014)
1918
Bebo Valdés, Cuban-Swedish pianist, composer, and bandleader (d. 2013)
1915
Clifford M. Hardin, American academic and politician, 17th United States Secretary of Agriculture (d. 2010)
1915
Belva Plain, American author (d. 2010)
1914
Edward Andrews, American actor (d. 1985)
1911
Joe Rosenthal, American photographer (d. 2006)
1909
Donald Coggan, English archbishop (d. 2000)
1908
Harry Hooton, Australian poet and critic (d. 1961)
1908
Werner von Haeften, German lieutenant (d. 1944)
1908
Lee Wiley, American singer (d. 1975)
1907
Quintin Hogg, Baron Hailsham of St Marylebone, English academic and politician, Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain (d. 2001)
1907
Jacques Tati, French actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1982)
1907
Horst Wessel, German SA officer (d. 1930)
1906
J. R. Eyerman, American photographer and journalist (d. 1985)
1906
Léopold Sédar Senghor, Senegalese poet and politician, 1st President of Senegal (d. 2001)
1903
Walter O'Malley, American lawyer and businessman (d. 1979)
1902
Freddie Young, English cinematographer (d. 1998)
1901
Alice Lee Jemison, Seneca political activist and journalist (d. 1964)
1900
Joseph Friedman, American inventor, invented the bendy straw (d. 1982)
1900
Alastair Sim, Scottish-English actor and academic (d. 1976)
1900
Joseph Zubin, Lithuanian-American psychologist and academic (d. 1990)
1899
Bruce Catton, American historian and author (d. 1978)
1898
Tawfiq al-Hakim, Egyptian author and playwright (d. 1987)
1898
Joe Sewell, American baseball player and member of the Baseball Hall of Fame (d. 1990)
1897
M. Bhaktavatsalam, Indian lawyer and politician, 6th Chief Minister of Madras State (d. 1987)
1893
Mário de Andrade, Brazilian author, poet, and photographer (d. 1945)
1892
Ivo Andrić, Yugoslav novelist, poet, and short story writer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1975)
1890
Aimee Semple McPherson, Canadian-American evangelist, founded the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel (d. 1944)
1888
Nikolai Bukharin, Russian journalist and politician (d. 1938)
1888
Irving Cummings, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1959)
1886
Rube Marquard, American baseball player and manager (d. 1980)
1883
Maria Filotti, Greek-Romanian actress (d. 1956)
1880
Charlie Faust, American baseball player (d. 1915)
1879
Max von Laue, German physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1960)
1877
Gopabandhu Das, Indian journalist, poet, and activist (d. 1928)
1874
Nicholas Roerich, Russian archaeologist and painter (d. 1947)
1873
Carl Flesch, Hungarian violinist and educator (d. 1944)
1873
Karl Schwarzschild, German physicist and astronomer (d. 1916)
1873
Charles Rudolph Walgreen, American pharmacist and businessman, founded Walgreens (d. 1939)
1871
Georges Gauthier, Canadian archbishop (d. 1940)
1864
Reginald Dyer, British brigadier general (d. 1927)
1863
Edward Bok, Dutch-American journalist and author (d. 1930)
1859
Alfred Dreyfus, French colonel (d. 1935)
1858
Mihajlo Pupin, Serbian-American physicist and chemist (d. 1935)
1852
Hermann Emil Fischer, German chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1919)
1850
Hermann von Ihering, German-Brazilian zoologist (d. 1930)
1845
Carl Gustav Thulin, Swedish shipowner (d. 1918)
1840
Simeon Solomon, English painter (d. 1905)
1837
Francis Wayland Parker, American theorist and academic (d. 1902)
1835
Camille Saint-Saëns, French composer and conductor (d. 1921)
1796
Joseph Bonomi the Younger, British Egyptologist and sculptor (d. 1878)
1757
Charles X of France (d. 1836)
1704
Johann Andreas Segner, German mathematician, physicist, and physician (d. 1777)
1623
Ferdinand Verbiest, Flemish Jesuit missionary in China (d. 1688)
1609
Thomas Weston, 4th Earl of Portland, English noble (d. 1688)
1593
Nicolaes Tulp, Dutch anatomist and politician (d. 1674)
1586
Leopold V, Archduke of Austria (d. 1632)
1581
Claude Gaspard Bachet de Méziriac, French mathematician, poet, and scholar (d. 1638)
1328
Peter I of Cyprus (d. 1369)
1261
Denis of Portugal (d. 1325)
1221
Salimbene di Adam, Italian historian and scholar (d. 1290)
1201
Robert de Sorbon, French minister and theologian, founded the Collège de Sorbonne (d. 1274)

Deaths On This Day

2017
Jean Rochefort, French actor (b. 1930)
2016
Andrzej Wajda, Polish film and theatre director (b. 1926)
2015
Ray Duncan, American businessman (b. 1930)
2015
Geoffrey Howe, Welsh lawyer and politician, Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1926)
2015
Ravindra Jain, Indian composer and director (b. 1944)
2014
Boris Buzančić, Croatian actor and politician, 47th Mayor of Zagreb (b. 1929)
2014
Jan Hooks, American actress and comedienne (b. 1957)
2014
Carolyn Kizer, American poet and academic (b. 1925)
2014
Peter A. Peyser, American soldier and politician (b. 1921)
2014
Rita Shane, American soprano and educator (b. 1936)
2013
Solomon Lar, Nigerian educator and politician, 4th Governor of Plateau State (b. 1933)
2013
Srihari, Indian actor
2013
Wilfried Martens, Belgian lawyer and politician, 60th Prime Minister of Belgium (b. 1936)
2013
Edmund Niziurski, Polish sociologist, lawyer, and author (b. 1925)
2012
Sammi Kane Kraft, American actress (b. 1992)
2012
Kenny Rollins, American basketball player (b. 1923)
2012
Harris Savides, American cinematographer (b. 1957)
2011
Pavel Karelin, Russian ski jumper (b. 1989)
2010
Maurice Allais, French economist and physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1911)
2009
Stuart M. Kaminsky, American author and educator (b. 1934)
2009
John Daido Loori, American ZenBuddhist monastic and teacher (b. 1931)
2009
Horst Szymaniak, German footballer (b. 1934)
2007
Enrico Banducci, American businessman, founded hungry i (b. 1922)
2007
Carol Bruce, American actress and singer (b. 1919)
2006
Danièle Huillet, French filmmaker (b. 1933)
2006
Paul Hunter, English snooker player (b. 1978)
2006
Kanshi Ram, Indian lawyer and politician (b. 1934)
2005
Louis Nye, American actor (b. 1913)
2004
Jacques Derrida, Algerian-French philosopher and academic (b. 1930)
2003
Carolyn Gold Heilbrun, American author and academic (b. 1926)
2003
Carl Fontana, American jazz trombonist (b. 1928)
2002
Sopubek Begaliev, Kyrgyzstani economist and politician (b. 1931)
2002
Charles Guggenheim, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1924)
2001
Herbert Ross, American director, producer, and choreographer (b. 1927)
2000
David Dukes, American actor (b. 1945)
2000
Patrick Anthony Porteous, Indian-Scottish colonel, Victoria Cross recipient (b. 1918)
1999
Milt Jackson, American vibraphone player and composer (b. 1923)
1999
Akhtar Hameed Khan, Pakistani economist and scholar (b. 1914)
1996
Walter Kerr, American author, composer, and critic (b. 1913)
1995
Alec Douglas-Home, British cricketer and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1903)
1989
Yusuf Atılgan, Turkish author and playwright (b. 1921)
1989
Penny Lernoux, American journalist and author (b. 1940)
1988
Felix Wankel, German engineer, invented the Wankel engine (b. 1902)
1987
Clare Boothe Luce, American author, playwright, and diplomat, United States Ambassador to Italy (b. 1903)
1987
William P. Murphy, American physician and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1892)
1985
Emílio Garrastazu Médici, Brazilian general and politician, 28th President of Brazil (b. 1905)
1982
Herbert Meinhard Mühlpfordt, German historian and physician (b. 1893)
1978
Jacques Brel, Belgian singer-songwriter and actor (b. 1929)
1976
Walter Warlimont, German general (b. 1894)
1975
Noon Meem Rashid, Pakistani poet (b. 1910)
1974
Oskar Schindler, Czech-German businessman (b. 1908)
1972
Miriam Hopkins, American actress (b. 1902)
1969
Don Hoak, American baseball player (b. 1928)
1967
Che Guevara, Argentinian-Cuban physician, politician and guerrilla leader (b. 1928)
1967
Cyril Norman Hinshelwood, English chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1897)
1967
André Maurois, French soldier and author (b. 1885)
1967
Joseph Pilates, German-American fitness trainer, developed Pilates (b. 1883)
1962
Milan Vidmar, Slovenian chess player and engineer (b. 1885)
1959
Shirō Ishii, Japanese general and biologist (b. 1892)
1958
Pope Pius XII (b. 1876)
1956
Marie Doro, American actress (b. 1882)
1955
Theodor Innitzer, Austrian cardinal (b. 1875)
1953
James Finlayson, Scottish-American actor (b. 1887)
1950
George Hainsworth, Canadian ice hockey player and politician (b. 1895)
1947
Yukio Sakurauchi, Japanese businessman and politician, 27th Japanese Minister of Finance (b. 1888)
1946
Frank Castleman, American football player, baseball player, and coach (b. 1877)
1945
Gottlieb Hering, German captain (b. 1887)
1943
Pieter Zeeman, Dutch physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1865)
1941
Helen Morgan, American singer and actress (b. 1900)
1940
Wilfred Grenfell, English-American physician and missionary (b. 1865)
1937
Ernest Louis, Grand Duke of Hesse (b. 1868)
1934
Alexander I of Yugoslavia, King of Yugoslavia also known as Alexander the Unifier (b. 1888)
1934
Louis Barthou, French union leader and politician, 78th Prime Minister of France (b. 1862)
1924
Valery Bryusov, Russian author, poet, and critic (b. 1873)
1900
Heinrich von Herzogenberg, Austrian composer and conductor (b. 1843)
1897
Jan Heemskerk, Dutch lawyer and politician, Prime Minister of the Netherlands (b. 1818)
1873
George Ormerod, English historian and author (b. 1785)
1831
Ioannis Kapodistrias, Russian-Greek lawyer and politician, Governor of Greece (b. 1776)
1808
John Claiborne, American lawyer and politician (b. 1777)
1806
Benjamin Banneker, American astronomer and surveyor (b. 1731)
1797
Vilna Gaon, Lithuanian rabbi and scholar (b. 1720)
1793
Jean Joseph Marie Amiot, French missionary and linguist (b. 1718)
1729
Richard Blackmore, English physician and poet (b. 1654)
1691
William Sacheverell, English politician (b. 1638)
1619
Joseph Pardo, Italian rabbi and merchant (b. 1561)
1613
Henry Constable, English poet (b. 1562)
1581
Louis Bertrand, Spanish missionary and saint (b. 1526)
1569
Vladimir of Staritsa (b. 1533)
1562
Gabriele Falloppio, Italian anatomist and physician (b. 1523)
1555
Justus Jonas, German academic and reformer (b. 1493)
1390
John I of Castile (b. 1358)
1296
Louis III, Duke of Bavaria (b. 1269)
1273
Elisabeth of Bavaria, Queen of Germany (b. 1227)
1253
Robert Grosseteste, English bishop and philosopher (b. 1175)
1212
Philip I of Namur, Marquis of Namur (b. 1175)
1047
Pope Clement II
892
Al-Tirmidhi, Persian scholar and hadith compiler (b. 824)
680
Ghislain, Frankish anchorite and saint

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