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On This Day in History:  September 1

September 1 is the 244th day of the year (245th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 121 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2019
CT Lottery workers 'getting the job done' despite agency upheaval. Two state employees describe 'getting the job done' at the beleaguered Connecticut Lottery Corporation, while working in an environment described by colleagues in an internal survey as "fear-based," "toxic" and "North Korea-like."
2017
Two-time Michigan Lottery winner accused of embezzling $300,000. A 30-year-old woman who won two major Michigan Lottery prizes is accused of embezzling more than $300,000 from a local substance abuse and mental health treatment center during her time as an accountant there.
2016
N.H. supermarket donates lottery commission to charity. A New Hampshire grocery store that sold a mammoth winning Powerball ticket announced Tuesday that it is donating its commission to local charities that work with children or hunger.
2015
Here comes BBQ-scented N.C. Lottery scratch tickets. In the never-ending effort to make buying a lottery ticket new and fun, the N.C. Education Lottery has come up with tickets that smell like barbecue when you scratch them.
2013
Illinois Lottery adds new feature to numbers games. On Sept. 1, Illinois Lottery retailers will begin offering a new, optional feature called Fireball to its long-standing Pick 3 and Pick 4 daily draw games.
2011
NJ Lottery drawings to return to broadcast TV. Public Media, the New Jersey parent company of NJTV, announced today that New Jersey state lottery numbers will once again be carried on New Jersey public television.
2011
Lottery fraudster denied, real winner found. The lottery gods have handed a man more than $90,000 in winnings -- but only after an alleged ticket thief was denied the same prize.
2011
Lotto winner shot by deputies wins settlement. The Seminole County Sheriff's Office will pay a $3.2 million settlement to a Florida Lottery winner who was shot in his own back yard.
2009
Scholarship student designed N.M Lottery scratch game ticket. The New Mexico Lottery in August launched "Red vs. Green," an instant "scratch-off" game that was designed by a 22-year-old lottery graphic designer who attended UNM on a Legislative Lottery Scholarship.
2009
Texas Lottery announces record sales for Mega Millions. Mega Millions sales in Texas for last Friday's $333 million advertised jackpot were $49.8 million for the prize's entire roll cycle, the highest sales recorded in Texas for any game.
2007
4 tickets win $330 million lottery jackpot. The odds of winning the estimated $330 million Mega Millions jackpot were one in 176 million, but lottery officials said early Saturday that four people -- one each in Maryland, New Jersey, Texas and Virginia -- did just that.
2006
Oklahoma Cash 5 lottery game on sale today. Starting today, stores that participate in Oklahoma's lottery games will be selling tickets for a new Pick 5 game.
2006
Pipe fitter wins $1 million playing Georgia Lottery scratch game. What would you do with a million dollars? We all ponder the question at some point, but an Appling County, Georgia, couple actually has to figure it out for real.
2006
Yonkers accountant new lottery millionaire. A single, 44-year-old Yonkers accountant, was named yesterday as one of the seven newest New York Lottery millionaires, winning $3 million, the top prize in the $10 Jubilee game.
2006
Winning lottery tickets unlucky for burglary ring. Thanks to an alert clerk who notified police that the winning scratch-off tickets she was asked to cash were stolen, three people have been arrested and two others are being sought in connection with a series of burglaries in Buffalo and Hamburg.
2006
Two dads become millionaires, send sons to college. Two new New York Lottery millionaires announced last week have a lot in common; both are from Dutchess County, both are fathers, and both plan to use some of their million to send their son's to college.
2006
Six NYC residents win millions in New York Lottery. New York City has six new millionaires, thanks to the New York Lottery.
2006
Lottery win ends in lawsuit. The owner of a modest convenience store has a lottery ticket worth $21 million, and he's trying to keep it all to himself.
2005
Powerball Lottery Jackpot Jumps to $53 Million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Wednesday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $53 million, with a cash option of $26.7 million.
2005
Clerk admits stealing Indiana lottery tickets. A former convenience store clerk has pleaded guilty to stealing thousands of dollars' worth of scratch off Hoosier Lottery tickets from two stores she managed.
2005
California Lottery adds self-service ticket machines. The California Lottery placed an order with GTECH Corporation which among other things, will allow residents to purchase lottery tickets at self-service machines.
2005
N.C. Lottery will be Easley's legacy. Whether he likes it or not, North Carolina Governor's legacy will the the passage of the state lottery.
2005
N.C. lottery's benefits uncertain to localities. In interviews Wednesday, officials in Martin and Beaufort counties revealed they were unsure how much revenue the numbers game could bank for their local governments.
2005
N.C. Lottery passes: 'What a battle'. Legislation creating a North Carolina lottery passed the state Senate Tuesday, prompting mixed reactions from some locals.
2005
N.C. Senators Blast Lottery's Passage. As Gov. Mike Easley signed the bill that will bring a state lottery to North Carolina yesterday, some senators weren't impressed.
2005
Lottery law sets rivalry in motion. With the North Carolina lottery bill signed into law by Gov. Mike Easley on Wednesday, lottery operators in surrounding states said they will fight to keep their share of a couple of hundred million dollars now being spent by Tar Heels in their states.
2004
Mega Millions jackpot raised to $24 million. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery grew to $24 million Wednesday.
2004
Kentucky Lottery rolls out new game. A kid's game - tic tac toe - is the Kentucky Lottery's newest online offering.
2004
Teenager Shoplifts Winning Lottery Ticket. A Swedish teenager who shoplifted a winning lottery ticket that could be worth as much as $1 million has discovered the truth in that old adage 'crime doesn't pay'.
2003
Fortune smiles on lottery winners. Winning the Texas lottery is bound to change your life. It's why people play it. But some area winners say the changes aren't as radical as some might think.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$170 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 3, 2016
2.$169 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 4, 2013
3.$167 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 4, 2018
4.€114 Million
US$162.61 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Sep 5, 2008
5.€114 Million
US$162.12 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Sep 2, 2011
6.€132.26 Million
US$147.79 Million
Draw Date
Sep 1, 2016
7.€127 Million
US$139.18 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Sep 3, 2019
8.$131 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 2, 2005
9.$127 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 3, 2019
10.$120 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 2, 2015
11.$100 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 3, 2014
12.$93 Million
California
SuperLotto Plus
Draw Date
Sep 1, 2007
12.$93 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 4, 2012
14.$92 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 2, 2016
15.$91 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 3, 2011
16.$90 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 1, 2018
17.$89 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 2, 2006
18.$85 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 3, 2013
19.$83 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 1, 2006
20.$81 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 3, 2008
21.$80 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 1, 2012
21.$80 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 4, 2019
23.$74 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 1, 2015
24.€57 Million
US$71.2 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Sep 2, 2005
25.$70 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 4, 2002

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1979
Saturday, Sep 1, 1979
40 years old
1977
Thursday, Sep 1, 1977
42 years old
1976
Wednesday, Sep 1, 1976
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1976
Wednesday, Sep 1, 1976
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1974
Sunday, Sep 1, 1974
45 years old
1972
Friday, Sep 1, 1972
47 years old
1971
Wednesday, Sep 1, 1971
48 years old
1971
Wednesday, Sep 1, 1971
48 years old
1970
Tuesday, Sep 1, 1970
49 years old
1964
Tuesday, Sep 1, 1964
55 years old
1963
Sunday, Sep 1, 1963
56 years old
1963
Sunday, Sep 1, 1963
56 years old
1963
Sunday, Sep 1, 1963
56 years old
1961
Friday, Sep 1, 1961
58 years old
1959
Tuesday, Sep 1, 1959
60 years old
1956
Saturday, Sep 1, 1956
63 years old
1940
Sunday, Sep 1, 1940
79 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day

2004
The Crisis in Beslan commences when armed terrorists take schoolchildren and school staff hostage in North Ossetia (Russia); by the end of the siege three days later more than 385 people are dead (including hostages, other civilians, security personnel and terrorists).
1991
Uzbekistan declares independence from the Soviet Union.
1985
A joint American-French expedition locates the wreckage of the RMS Titanic.
1983
Cold War: Korean Air Lines Flight 007 is shot down by a Soviet Union jet fighter when the commercial aircraft enters Soviet airspace, killing all 269 on board, including CongressmanLawrence McDonald.
1982
The United States Air Force Space Command is founded.
1981
A coup d'état in the Central African Republic overthrows PresidentDavid Dacko.
1980
Major General Chun Doo-hwan becomes President of South Korea, following the resignation of Choi Kyu-hah.
1979
The American space probe Pioneer 11 becomes the first spacecraft to visit Saturn when it passes the planet at a distance of 21,000 kilometres (13,000 mi).
1974
The SR-71 Blackbird sets (and holds) the record for flying from New York to London in the time of 1 hour, 54 minutes and 56.4 seconds at a speed of 1,435.587 miles per hour (2,310.353 km/h).
1972
In Reykjavík, Iceland, American Bobby Fischer beats Russian Boris Spassky to become the world chess champion.
1970
Attempted assassination of King Hussein of Jordan by Palestinian guerrillas, who attack his motorcade.
1969
A coup in Libya brings Muammar Gaddafi to power.
1969
Trần Thiện Khiêm becomes Prime Minister of South Vietnam under President Nguyễn Văn Thiệu.
1967
The Khmer-Chinese Friendship Association is banned in Cambodia.
1967
Six-Day War: The Khartoum Resolution is issued at the Arab Summit, and eight countries adopt the "three 'no's against Israel
1961
The Eritrean War of Independence officially begins with the shooting of the Ethiopian police by Hamid Idris Awate.
1961
The first conference of the Non-Aligned Countries is held in Belgrade, Yugoslavia.
1958
Iceland expands its fishing zone, putting it into conflict with the United Kingdom, beginning the Cod Wars.
1952
The Old Man and the Sea, the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Ernest Hemingway, is first published.
1951
The United States, Australia and New Zealand sign a mutual defense pact, called the ANZUS Treaty.
1939
World War II: Nazi Germany and SlovakiainvadePoland, beginning the European phase of World War II.
1939
General George C. Marshall becomes Chief of Staff of the United States Army.
1939
The Wound Badge for Wehrmacht, SS, Kriegsmarine, and Luftwaffe soldiers is instituted. The final version of the Iron Cross is also instituted on this date.
1939
Switzerland mobilizes its forces and the Swiss Parliament elects Henri Guisan to head the Swiss Armed Forces (an event that can happen only during war or mobilization).
1939
Adolf Hitler signs an order to begin the systematic euthanasia of mentally ill and disabled people.
1934
The first Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer animated cartoon, The Discontented Canary, is released to movie theatres.
1928
Ahmet Zogu declares Albania to be a monarchy and proclaims himself king.
1923
The Great Kantō earthquake devastates Tokyo and Yokohama, killing about 105,000 people.
1920
The Fountain of Time opens as a tribute to the 100 years of peace between the United States and Great Britain following the Treaty of Ghent.
1914
St. Petersburg, Russia, changes its name to Petrograd.
1914
The last known passenger pigeon, a female named Martha, dies in captivity in the Cincinnati Zoo.
1911
The armored cruiserGeorgios Averof is commissioned into the Greek Navy. It now serves as a museum ship.
1906
The International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys is established.
1905
Alberta and Saskatchewan join the Canadian confederation.
1897
The Tremont Street Subway in Boston opens, becoming the first underground rapid transit system in North America.
1894
Over 400 people die in the Great Hinckley Fire, a forest fire in Hinckley, Minnesota.
1880
The army of Mohammad Ayub Khan is routed by the British at the Battle of Kandahar, ending the Second Anglo-Afghan War
1878
Emma Nutt becomes the world's first female telephone operator when she is recruited by Alexander Graham Bell to the Boston Telephone Dispatch Company.
1873
Cetshwayo ascends to the throne as king of the Zulu nation following the death of his father Mpande.
1870
Franco-Prussian War: The Battle of Sedan is fought, resulting in a decisive Prussian victory.
1864
American Civil War: The Confederate Army General John Bell Hood orders the evacuation of Atlanta, ending a four-month siege by General William Tecumseh Sherman.
1862
American Civil War: Battle of Chantilly: Confederate Army troops defeat a group of retreating Union Army troops in Chantilly, Virginia.
1859
One of the largest coronal mass ejections ever recorded, later to be known as the Carrington Event, occurs.
1838
Saint Andrew's Scots School, the oldest school of British origin in South America, is established.
1836
Narcissa Whitman, one of the first English-speaking white women to settle west of the Rocky Mountains, arrives at Walla Walla, Washington.
1831
The high honor of Order of St. Gregory the Great is established by Pope Gregory XVI of the Vatican State to recognize high support for the Vatican or for the Pope, by a man or a woman, and not necessarily a Roman Catholic.
1804
Juno, one of the largest asteroids in the Main Belt, is discovered by the German astronomer Karl Ludwig Harding.
1774
Massachusetts Bay colonists rise up in the bloodless Powder Alarm.
1772
The Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa is founded in San Luis Obispo, California.
1763
Catherine II of Russia endorses Ivan Betskoy's plans for a Foundling Home in Moscow
1715
King Louis XIV of France dies after a reign of 72 years, which is the longest of any major European monarch.
1644
Battle of Tippermuir: James Graham, 1st Marquess of Montrose defeats the Earl of Wemyss's Covenanters, reviving the Royalist cause.
1604
Adi Granth, now known as Guru Granth Sahib, the holy scripture of Sikhs, was first installed at Harmandir Sahib.
1532
Lady Anne Boleyn is made Marquess of Pembroke by her fiancé, King Henry VIII of England.
1529
The Spanish fort of Sancti Spiritu, the first one built in modern Argentina, is destroyed by natives.
1449
Tumu Crisis: Mongols capture the Emperor of China.
1355
King Tvrtko I of Bosnia writes In castro nostro Vizoka vocatum from the Old town of Visoki.

Births On This Day

1997
Jungkook, South Korean singer for BTS
1996
Zendaya, American actress and singer
1995
Nathan MacKinnon, Canadian ice hockey player
1994
Anna Smolina, Russian tennis player
1994
Betty Cantrell, Miss America 2016
1994
Carlos Sainz Jr., Spanish Formula One driver
1993
Mario Lemina, Gabonese footballer
1992
Cristiano Biraghi, Italian footballer
1992
Woo Hye-lim, South Korean singer-songwriter (Wonder Girls)
1991
Rhys Bennett, English footballer
1991
Angélica Kvieczynski, Brazilian gymnast
1990
Stanislav Tecl, Czech footballer
1989
Astrid Besser, Italian tennis player
1989
Jefferson Montero, Ecuadorian footballer
1989
Daniel Sturridge, English footballer
1988
Simona de Silvestro, Swiss race car driver
1988
Gabriel Ferrari, American soccer player
1988
Mushfiqur Rahim, Bangladeshi cricketer
1988
Chanel West Coast, Rapper-songwriter and model
1987
Dann Hume, New Zealand singer-songwriter, drummer, and producer
1987
Leonel Suárez, Cuban decathlete
1987
Mats Zuccarello, Norwegian ice hockey player
1986
Anthony Allen, English rugby player
1986
Gaël Monfils, French tennis player
1986
Stella Mwangi, Kenyan-Norwegian singer-songwriter
1985
Larsen Jensen, American swimmer
1984
Ludwig Göransson, Swedish film composer
1984
László Köteles, Hungarian footballer
1984
Nick Noble, American football player
1984
Rod Pelley, Canadian ice hockey player
1984
Joe Trohman, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1983
Iñaki Lejarreta, Spanish cyclist (d. 2012)
1983
José Antonio Reyes, Spanish footballer
1983
Jeff Woywitka, Canadian ice hockey player
1982
Jeffrey Buttle, Canadian figure skater
1982
Paul Dumbrell, Australian race car driver
1982
Ryan Gomes, American basketball player
1981
Clinton Portis, American football player
1981
Adam Quick, Australian basketball player
1980
Sammy Adjei, Ghanaian footballer
1980
Chris Riggott, English footballer
1978
Max Vieri, Australian-Italian footballer
1977
David Albelda, Spanish footballer
1977
Raffaele Giammaria, Italian race car driver
1977
Arsalan Iftikhar, American lawyer and author
1977
Aaron Schobel, American football player
1976
Babydaddy, American singer-songwriter and producer
1976
Marcos Ambrose, Australian race car driver
1976
Clare Connor, English cricketer
1976
Érik Morales, Mexican boxer
1976
Sebastián Rozental, Chilean footballer
1975
Natalie Bassingthwaighte, Australian singer-songwriter
1975
James Innes, English entrepreneur and author
1975
Nomy Lamm, American singer-songwriter and activist
1975
Cuttino Mobley, American basketball player
1975
Scott Speedman, English-Canadian actor
1974
Burn Gorman, American-born English actor and musician
1974
Jason Taylor, American football player and sportscaster
1974
Yutaka Yamamoto, Japanese director and producer, founded Ordet Animation Studio
1974
Jhonen Vasquez, American writer, director, cartoonist, and comic illustrator
1973
J.D. Fortune, Canadian singer-songwriter
1973
Rieko Miura, Japanese singer and actress
1973
Simon Shaw, English rugby player
1973
Zach Thomas, American football player
1973
Ram Kapoor, Indian actor
1971
Joe Enochs, American soccer player and manager
1971
Yoshitaka Hirota, Japanese bass player and composer
1971
Hakan Şükür, Turkish footballer and politician
1970
David Fairleigh, Australian rugby league player, coach, and sportscaster
1970
Hwang Jung-min, South Korean actor
1970
Padma Lakshmi, Indian-American actress and author
1969
Henning Berg, Norwegian footballer and manager
1968
Mohamed Atta, Egyptian terrorist (d. 2001)
1967
Steve Pemberton, English actor, screenwriter and director
1967
David Whissell, Canadian engineer and politician
1966
Tim Hardaway, American basketball player and coach
1966
Ken Levine, American video game designer, co-founded Irrational Games
1965
Craig McLachlan, Australian actor and singer
1965
Tibor Simon, Hungarian footballer and manager (d. 2002)
1964
Brian Bellows, Canadian ice hockey player
1964
Holly Golightly, American author and illustrator
1964
Dave O'Higgins, English jazz saxophonist
1964
Charlie Robison, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1963
Stephen Kernahan, Australian footballer
1962
Tony Cascarino, English-Irish footballer
1962
Ruud Gullit, Dutch footballer and manager
1961
Pete DeCoursey, American journalist (d. 2014)
1961
Jeremy Farrar, British academic and educator; director of the Wellcome Trust
1961
Christopher Ferguson, American captain, pilot, and astronaut
1961
Boney James, American saxophonist, composer, and producer
1960
Ralf Außem, German footballer and manager
1960
Karl Mecklenburg, American football player
1960
Joseph Williams, American singer-songwriter and keyboard player
1959
Keith Clearwater, American golfer
1959
Mike Duxbury, English footballer
1959
Kenny Mayne, American football player and journalist
1959
Joe Jusko, American illustrator and painter
1957
Alexandra Aikhenvald, Australian linguist
1957
Gloria Estefan, Cuban-American singer-songwriter and actress
1957
Duško Ivanović, Montenegrin basketball player and coach
1956
Vinnie Johnson, American basketball player and sportscaster
1956
Bernie Wagenblast, American publisher, founded the Transportation Communications Newsletter
1955
Bruce Foxton, English singer-songwriter and bass player
1954
Richard Burden, English politician
1954
Dave Lumley, Canadian ice hockey player
1953
Don Blackman, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer (d. 2013)
1952
Manuel Piñero, Spanish golfer
1951
David Bairstow, English cricketer and sportscaster (d. 1998)
1951
Nicu Ceaușescu, Romanian politician (d. 1996)
1950
Mikhail Fradkov, Russian politician, 36th Prime Minister of Russia
1950
Phillip Fulmer, American football player and coach
1950
Phil McGraw, American psychologist, author, and talk show host
1949
Garry Maddox, American baseball player and sportscaster
1949
Alasdair McDonnell, Irish physician and politician
1948
Greg Errico, American drummer and producer
1948
Alastair Redfern, English bishop
1948
Józef Życiński, Polish archbishop and philosopher (d. 2011)
1948
Russ Kunkel, American drummer and producer
1947
Al Green, American lawyer and politician
1947
P. A. Sangma, Indian lawyer and politician, 11th Speaker of the Lok Sabha (d. 2016)
1946
Barry Gibb, Manx-English singer-songwriter and producer
1946
Shalom Hanoch, Israeli rock singer, lyricist and composer
1946
Roh Moo-hyun, South Korean soldier and politician, 9th President of South Korea (d. 2009)
1945
Mustafa Balel, Turkish author and translator
1945
Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, Yemeni general and politician, 2nd President of Yemen
1945
Scott Spencer, American author and academic
1944
Archie Bell, American soul singer-songwriter and musician
1944
Leonard Slatkin, American conductor and composer
1944
Harvey Thomas Strosberg, Canadian lawyer and academic
1942
C. J. Cherryh, American author and educator
1941
Graeme Langlands, Australian rugby league player and coach
1940
Yaşar Büyükanıt, Turkish general
1939
Lily Tomlin, American actress, comedian, screenwriter, and producer
1938
Alan Dershowitz, American lawyer and author
1938
Per Kirkeby, Danish painter, sculptor, and poet (d. 2018)
1937
Al Geiberger, American golfer
1937
Allen Jones, English sculptor and painter
1937
Ron O'Neal, American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2004)
1937
Allen Weinstein, American historian and academic (d. 2015)
1935
Nicholas Garland, English cartoonist
1935
Seiji Ozawa, Japanese conductor and director
1933
Marshall Lytle, American bass player and songwriter (d. 2013)
1933
Ann Richards, American educator and politician, 45th Governor of Texas (d. 2006)
1933
T. Thirunavukarasu, Sri Lankan politician (d. 1982)
1933
Conway Twitty, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1993)
1932
Derog Gioura, Nauruan politician, 23rd President of Nauru (d. 2008)
1931
Abdul Haq Ansari, Indian theologian and scholar (d. 2012)
1931
Beano Cook, American journalist and sportscaster (d. 2012)
1931
Cecil Parkinson, English accountant and politician, Secretary of State for Transport (d. 2016)
1931
Boxcar Willie, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1999)
1930
Turgut Özakman, Turkish lawyer and civil servant (d. 2013)
1930
Dick Raaymakers, Dutch composer and theorist (d. 2013)
1930
Charles Correa, Indian architect (d. 2015)
1929
Mava Lee Thomas, American baseball player (d. 2013)
1929
Maurice Vachon, Canadian wrestler (d. 2013)
1927
Soshana Afroyim, Austrian painter (d. 2015)
1927
Wyatt Cooper, American author and screenwriter (d. 1978)
1926
Abdur Rahman Biswas, Bangladeshi banker and politician, 10th President of Bangladesh (d. 2017)
1926
Gene Colan, American illustrator (d. 2011)
1926
Russell Jones, Australian ice hockey player and coach (d. 2012)
1925
Arvonne Fraser, American activist (d. 2018)
1925
Art Pepper, American saxophonist, clarinet player, and composer (d. 1982)
1924
Hal Douglas, American voice actor (d. 2014)
1923
Rocky Marciano, American boxer (d. 1969)
1923
Kenneth Thomson, 2nd Baron Thomson of Fleet, Canadian businessman and art collector (d. 2006)
1922
Yvonne De Carlo, Canadian-American actress and singer (d. 2007)
1922
Vittorio Gassman, Italian actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2000)
1921
Willem Frederik Hermans, Dutch author, poet, and playwright (d. 1995)
1920
Liz Carpenter, American journalist, author, and activist (d. 2010)
1920
Eduardo J. Corso, Uruguayan lawyer and journalist (d. 2012)
1920
Richard Farnsworth, American actor and stuntman (d. 2000)
1919
Ossie Dawson, South African cricketer (d. 2008)
1919
Hilda Hänchen, German physicist and academic (d. 2013)
1916
Dorothy Cheney, American tennis player (d. 2014)
1914
John H. Adams, American jockey (d. 1995)
1913
Ludwig Merwart, Austrian painter and illustrator (d. 1979)
1913
Christian Nyby, American director and producer (d. 1993)
1909
E. Herbert Norman, Canadian historian and diplomat (d. 1957)
1908
Amir Elahi, Pakistani cricketer (d. 1980)
1908
Lou Kenton, Jewish-English soldier and potter (d. 2012)
1907
Gil Puyat, Filipino businessman and politician (d. 1981)
1907
Walter Reuther, American union leader, founded United Auto Workers (d. 1970)
1906
Joaquín Balaguer, Dominican lawyer and politician, 49th President of the Dominican Republic (d. 2002)
1906
Franz Biebl, German composer and educator (d. 2001)
1906
Eleanor Hibbert, English author (d. 1993)
1906
Arthur Rowe, English footballer and manager (d. 1993)
1904
George Biswell, English footballer (d. 1981)
1904
Johnny Mack Brown, American football player and actor (d. 1974)
1902
Kazimierz Dąbrowski, Polish psychiatrist and psychologist (d. 1980)
1899
Richard Arlen, American actor (d. 1976)
1898
Violet Carson, English actress and singer (d. 1983)
1897
Andy Kennedy, Irish footballer (d. 1963)
1896
A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, Indian religious leader, founded the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (d. 1977)
1895
Engelbert Zaschka, German engineer and designer, invented the Human-powered aircraft (d. 1955)
1893
Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Japanese-American painter and photographer (d. 1953)
1892
Leverett Saltonstall, American lieutenant and politician, 55th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1979)
1887
Blaise Cendrars, Swiss author and poet (d. 1961)
1886
Othmar Schoeck, Swiss composer and conductor (d. 1957)
1886
Shigeyasu Suzuki, Japanese general (d. 1957)
1884
Hilda Rix Nicholas, Australian artist (d. 1961)
1884
Sigurd Wallén, Swedish actor and director (d. 1947)
1883
Didier Pitre, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1934)
1878
Princess Alexandra of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (d. 1942)
1878
J. F. C. Fuller, English general and historian (d. 1966)
1878
Tullio Serafin, Italian conductor and director (d. 1968)
1877
Francis William Aston, English chemist and physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1945)
1877
Rex Beach, American author, playwright, and water polo player (d. 1949)
1876
Harriet Shaw Weaver, English journalist and activist (d. 1961)
1875
Edgar Rice Burroughs, American soldier and author (d. 1950)
1871
J. Reuben Clark, American lawyer, civil servant, and religious leader (d. 1961)
1868
Henri Bourassa, Canadian publisher and politician (d. 1952)
1867
John Gretton, 1st Baron Gretton, English sailor and politician (d. 1947)
1866
James J. Corbett, American boxer (d. 1933)
1864
Akashi Motojiro, Japanese general (d. 1919)
1856
Sergei Winogradsky, Ukrainian-Russian microbiologist and ecologist (d. 1953)
1855
Innokenty Annensky, Russian poet and critic (d. 1909)
1854
Engelbert Humperdinck, German playwright and composer (d. 1921)
1851
John Clum, American journalist and agent (d. 1932)
1850
Jim O'Rourke, American baseball player and manager (d. 1919)
1848
Auguste Forel, Swiss myrmecologist, neuroanatomist, and psychiatrist (d. 1931)
1818
José María Castro Madriz, Costa Rican lawyer and politician, 1st President of Costa Rica (d. 1892)
1811
James Montgomrey, Leader and important benefactor of his home town of Brentford, England (d. 1883)
1799
Ferenc Gyulay, Hungarian-Austrian commander and politician (d. 1868)
1795
James Gordon Bennett Sr., American publisher, founded the New York Herald (d. 1872)
1726
Johann Becker, German organist, composer, and educator (d. 1803)
1711
William IV, Prince of Orange (d. 1759)
1689
Kilian Ignaz Dientzenhofer, Bohemian architect, designed Ss. Cyril and Methodius Cathedral (d. 1751)
1653
Johann Pachelbel, German organist, composer, and educator (d. 1706)
1647
Princess Anna Sophie of Denmark, daughter of King Frederick III of Denmark (d. 1717)
1608
Giacomo Torelli, Italian stage designer, engineer, and architect (d. 1678)
1606
Nicholas Slanning, English politician (d. 1643)
1592
Maria Angela Astorch, Spanish mystic and saint (d. 1665)
1588
Henri, Prince of Condé (d. 1646)
1579
John Frederick of Holstein-Gottorp, Prince-Bishop, Roman Catholic archbishop (d. 1634)
1577
Scipione Borghese, Italian cardinal and art collector (d. 1633)
1566
Edward Alleyn, English actor and major figure of the Elizabethan theatre; founder of Dulwich College and Alleyn's School (d. 1626)
1561
Gervase Helwys, English murderer (d. 1615)
1477
Bartolomeo Fanfulla, Italian mercenary (d. 1525)
1453
Gonzalo Fernández de Córdoba, Spanish general (d. 1515)
1341
Frederick III the Simple, King of Sicily (d. 1377)
1288
Elizabeth Richeza of Poland (d. 1335)
1145
Ibn Jubayr, Spanish geographer and poet (d. 1217)
948
Jing Zong, emperor of the Liao Dynasty (d. 982)

Deaths On This Day

2018
Randy Weston, American jazz pianist and composer (b. 1926)
2015
Gurgen Dalibaltayan, Armenian general (b. 1926)
2015
Dean Jones, American actor and singer (b. 1931)
2015
Richard G. Hewlett, American historian and author (b. 1923)
2015
Ben Kuroki, American sergeant and pilot (b. 1917)
2014
Ahmed Abdi Godane, Somali militant leader (b. 1977)
2014
Roger McKee, American baseball player (b. 1926)
2014
Joseph Shivers, American chemist and academic, developed spandex (b. 1920)
2013
Ignacio Eizaguirre, Spanish footballer and manager (b. 1920)
2013
Gordon Steege, Australian soldier (b. 1917)
2013
Margaret Mary Vojtko, American linguist and academic (b. 1930)
2013
Ken Wallis, English commander and pilot (b. 1916)
2012
Sean Bergin, South African saxophonist, flute player, and composer (b. 1948)
2012
Hal David, American songwriter and composer (b. 1921)
2012
Smarck Michel, Haitian businessman and politician, 6th Prime Minister of Haiti (b. 1937)
2012
William Petzäll, Swedish politician (b. 1988)
2012
Arnaldo Putzu, Italian illustrator (b. 1927)
2010
Wakanohana Kanji I, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 45th Yokozuna (b. 1928)
2008
Thomas J. Bata, Czech-Canadian businessman (b. 1914)
2008
Jerry Reed, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (b. 1937)
2007
Roy McKenzie, New Zealand horse racer and philanthropist (b. 1922)
2006
György Faludy, Hungarian author and poet (b. 1910)
2006
Warren Mitofsky, American journalist (b. 1934)
2006
Bob O'Connor, American businessman and politician, 57th Mayor of Pittsburgh (b. 1944)
2006
Kyffin Williams, Welsh painter and educator (b. 1918)
2005
R. L. Burnside, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1926)
2004
Ahmed Kuftaro, Syrian religious leader, Grand Mufti of Syria (b. 1915)
2004
Alastair Morton, South African businessman (b. 1938)
2003
Rand Brooks, American actor and producer (b. 1918)
2003
Terry Frost, English painter and academic (b. 1915)
1999
W. Richard Stevens, Zambian computer scientist and author (b. 1951)
1998
Józef Krupiński, Polish poet and author (b. 1930)
1998
Cary Middlecoff, American golfer and sportscaster (b. 1921)
1998
Osman F. Seden, Turkish director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1924)
1997
Zoltán Czibor, Hungarian footballer (b. 1929)
1991
Otl Aicher, German graphic designer and typographer (b. 1922)
1990
Edwin O. Reischauer, American scholar and diplomat (b. 1910)
1989
A. Bartlett Giamatti, American businessman and academic (b. 1938)
1989
Kazimierz Deyna, Polish footballer (b. 1947)
1989
Tadeusz Sendzimir, Polish-American engineer (b. 1894)
1988
Luis Walter Alvarez, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1911)
1986
Murray Hamilton, American actor (b. 1923)
1985
Stefan Bellof, German race car driver (b. 1957)
1984
Madeleine de Bourbon-Busset, Duchess of Parma (b. 1898)
1983
Henry M. Jackson, American lawyer and politician (b. 1912)
1983
Larry McDonald, American physician and politician (b. 1935)
1982
Haskell Curry, American mathematician and academic (b. 1900)
1982
Władysław Gomułka, Polish activist and politician (b. 1905)
1981
Ann Harding, American actress (b. 1901)
1981
Albert Speer, German architect and author (b. 1905)
1977
Ethel Waters, American singer and actress (b. 1896)
1974
Gerd Neggo, Estonian dancer, dance teacher, and choreographer (b. 1891)
1971
Alan Brown, English soldier (b. 1909)
1970
François Mauriac, French novelist, poet, and playwright, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1885)
1969
Drew Pearson, American journalist and author (b. 1897)
1967
Siegfried Sassoon, English captain and poet (b. 1886)
1953
Bernard O'Dowd, Australian journalist, author, and poet (b. 1866)
1951
Wols, German artist (b. 1913)
1947
Frederick Russell Burnham, American soldier and adventurer (b. 1861)
1943
Charles Atangana, Cameroonian ruler (b. 1880)
1930
Peeter Põld, Estonian scientist and politician, 1st Estonian Minister of Education (b. 1878)
1922
Samu Pecz, Hungarian architect and academic (b. 1854)
1868
Ferenc Gyulay, Hungarian-Austrian commander and politician (b. 1799)
1839
Izidor Guzmics, Hungarian theologian and educator (b. 1786)
1838
William Clark, American soldier, explorer, and politician, 4th Governor of Missouri Territory (b. 1770)
1715
François Girardon, French sculptor (b. 1628)
1715
Louis XIV of France (b. 1638)
1706
Cornelis de Man, Dutch painter (b. 1621)
1687
Henry More, English priest and philosopher (b. 1614)
1685
Leoline Jenkins, Welsh lawyer, jurist, and politician, Secretary of State for the Northern Department (b. 1625)
1678
Jan Brueghel the Younger, Flemish painter (b. 1601)
1648
Marin Mersenne, French mathematician, theologian, and philosopher (b. 1588)
1646
Francis Windebank, English statesman (b. 1582)
1615
Étienne Pasquier, French lawyer and jurist (b. 1529)
1599
Cornelis de Houtman, Dutch explorer (b.1565)
1581
Guru Ram Das, Sikh 4th of the Ten Gurus of Sikhism (b. 1534)
1557
Jacques Cartier, French navigator and explorer (b. 1491)
1480
Ulrich V, Count of Württemberg (b. 1413)
1414
William de Ros, 6th Baron de Ros, English politician, Lord High Treasurer (b. 1369)
1376
Philip of Valois, Duke of Orléans (b. 1336)
1339
Henry XIV, Duke of Bavaria (b. 1305)
1327
Foulques de Villaret, Grand Master of the Knights Hospitaller
1256
Kujō Yoritsune, Japanese shōgun (b. 1218)
1215
Otto, bishop of Utrecht
1198
Dulce, Queen of Portugal (b. 1160)
1159
Pope Adrian IV (b. 1100)
1081
Bishop Eusebius of Angers
1067
Baldwin V, Count of Flanders (b. 1012)
870
Muhammad al-Bukhari, Persian scholar (b. 810)

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