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On This Day in History:  September 11

September 11 is the 254th day of the year (255th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 111 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2014
NJ Cash 5 game to get larger starting jackpot. Starting Sunday, Jersey Cash 5 players will see game changes that will result in larger estimated starting jackpots, more opportunities to win bigger jackpots, and increases in the average match-3 prize paid -- all for the same $1 ticket price.
2014
Couple brings lottery ticket on vacation not realizing it's a winner. A Dublin, Ireland, couple went on vacation with a wining lottery ticket and were oblivious to the fact that they'd won €250,000 (US$323,000).
2013
NJ Mega Millions lottery ticket due to expire Oct. 5. New Jersey lottery players, check your wallet, clean out the drawers, dig into your pants' pockets because someone has a New Jersey Lottery Mega Millions ticket worth $250,000 that will expire on October 5, 2013 if it is not validated.
2012
NJ moves to privatize lottery sales, marketing. Four companies interested in running portions of the New Jersey Lottery attended a mandatory information session in Trenton last Thursday, the first step toward privatization.
2012
GTECH launches lottery developer network. GTECH Corp. has launched the lottery developer network, a game development program, which it says "lays the foundation for significant advancement within the lottery industry."
2012
Louisiana lottery winnings of $11M went unclaimed last year. Nearly $11 million in lottery winnings in Louisiana went unclaimed in the fiscal year that ended June 30, according to Louisiana lottery officials.
2004
Mega Millions jackpot increases to $46 million. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery grew to $46 million Saturday.
2004
Texas Lottery reports $3.5 billion in sales. Popular scratch-off games and a record lottery jackpot propelled the Texas Lottery to its second-highest sales during fiscal year 2004.
2003
Two Tickets Split $57 Million Calif. SuperLotto Plus Jackpot. The California Lottery's $57 million jackpot was split by two winning tickets drawn Wednesday, September 10, 2003. This is the fourth time Kavanagh Liquors in San Lorenzo has sold a jackpot-winning ticket.
2003
One ticket wins $21 million Florida Lotto Jackpot. One ticket matched all six Florida Lotto numbers to win a jackpot of $21 million, lottery officials said Wednesday.
2003
Powerball Jackpot Grows to $28 Million. There were no Powerball jackpot winners Wednesday but 283,741 players across the nation won a total of more than $2.4 million in prizes in America's Game.
2003
Treasurer eyes tax-evading Lottery winners. Massachusetts State Treasurer Tim Cahill plans to tighten Lottery regulations following an audit report issued Wednesday that shows winners often employ suspicious ticket cashing methods to avoid paying millions of dollars in taxes.
2003
Although couple apart for six years, both get lottery winnings. A San Antonio man and his common-law wife who have been estranged for six years face the prospect of splitting an $800,000 winning lottery ticket.
2003
Minorities get lottery pitch. A standing-room-only crowd of women and minority business owners gathered Wednesday to hear new Tennessee Education Lottery chief executive officer Rebecca Paul.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$248.3 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 11, 2013
2.$222 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 14, 2016
3.€159 Million
US$217.35 Million
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Euro Millions
Draw Date
Sep 13, 2011
4.$207 Million
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Mega Millions
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Sep 11, 2018
5.$200 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
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Sep 13, 2005
6.€162 Million
US$179.61 Million
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Euro Millions
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Sep 13, 2019
7.$172 Million
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Mega Millions
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Sep 13, 2019
8.$167 Million
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Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 12, 2015
9.€138.92 Million
US$155.95 Million
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Sep 13, 2016
10.$149 Million
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Powerball
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Sep 13, 2014
11.$137 Million
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Powerball
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Sep 13, 2006
12.$135 Million
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Mega Millions
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Sep 12, 2006
13.$132 Million
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Powerball
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Sep 12, 2018
14.$122 Million
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Mega Millions
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Sep 13, 2016
15.$120 Million
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Mega Millions
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Sep 11, 2012
16.$119 Million
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Mega Millions
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Sep 13, 2013
17.$118 Million
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Powerball
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Sep 13, 2008
18.$115 Million
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Powerball
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Sep 13, 2017
19.$110 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
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Sep 12, 2012
20.$108 Million
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Mega Millions
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Sep 11, 2020
21.$106 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 11, 2015
22.€76 Million
US$92.92 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Sep 16, 2005
23.$88 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
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Sep 11, 2002
24.$85 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
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Sep 12, 2020
25.€65 Million
US$84.14 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Sep 12, 2014

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1990
Tuesday, Sep 11, 1990
30 years old
1988
Sunday, Sep 11, 1988
32 years old
1987
Friday, Sep 11, 1987
33 years old
1985
Wednesday, Sep 11, 1985
35 years old
1984
Tuesday, Sep 11, 1984
36 years old
1981
Friday, Sep 11, 1981
39 years old
1975
Thursday, Sep 11, 1975
45 years old
1973
Tuesday, Sep 11, 1973
47 years old
1971
Saturday, Sep 11, 1971
49 years old
1968
Wednesday, Sep 11, 1968
52 years old
1967
Monday, Sep 11, 1967
53 years old
1965
Saturday, Sep 11, 1965
55 years old
1958
Thursday, Sep 11, 1958
62 years old
1957
Wednesday, Sep 11, 1957
63 years old
1957
Wednesday, Sep 11, 1957
63 years old
1956
Tuesday, Sep 11, 1956
64 years old
1956
Tuesday, Sep 11, 1956
64 years old
1950
Monday, Sep 11, 1950
70 years old
1948
Saturday, Sep 11, 1948
72 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day

2015
A crane collapses onto the Masjid al-Haram mosque in Saudi Arabia, killing 111 people and injuring 394 others.
2012
A total of 315 people are killed in two garment factory fires in Pakistan.
2012
The U.S. embassy in Benghazi, Libya is attacked, resulting in four deaths.
2011
The National September 11 Memorial & Museum opens on the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks.
2008
A major Channel Tunnel fire breaks out on a freight train, resulting in the closure of part of the tunnel for six months.
2007
Russia tests the largest conventional weapon ever, the Father of All Bombs.
2005
Israel had completed the disengagement from Gaza plan.
2001
The September 11 attacks, a series of coordinated suicide attacks killing 2,996 people using four aircraft hijacked by 19 members of al-Qaeda. Two aircraft crash into the World Trade Center in New York City, a third crashes into The Pentagon in Arlington County, Virginia, and a fourth into a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
1997
NASA's Mars Global Surveyor reaches Mars.
1997
After a nationwide referendum, Scotland votes to establish a devolved parliament within the United Kingdom.
1992
Hurricane Iniki, one of the most damaging hurricanes in United States history, devastates the Hawaiian islands of Kauai and Oahu.
1989
Hungary announces that the East German refugees who had been housed in temporary camps were free to leave for West Germany.
1985
Pete Rose breaks Ty Cobb's baseball record for most career hits with his 4,192nd hit.
1982
The international forces that were guaranteeing the safety of Palestinian refugees following Israel's 1982 Invasion of Lebanon leave Beirut. Five days later, several thousand refugees are massacred in the Sabra and Shatila refugee camps by Phalange forces.
1980
Voters approve a new Constitution of Chile, later amended after the departure of President Pinochet.
1978
Janet Parker, a British medical photographer, became the last recorded person to die from smallpox. In light of this incident, all known stocks of smallpox were destroyed or transferred to one of two Biosafety level 4, WHO reference laboratories for smallpox.
1976
A bomb planted by a Croatian terrorist, Zvonko Bušić, is found at New York's Grand Central Terminal; one NYPD officer is killed trying to defuse it.
1974
Eastern Air Lines Flight 212 crashes in Charlotte, North Carolina, killing 69 passengers and two crew.
1973
A coup in Chile headed by General Augusto Pinochet topples the democratically elected president Salvador Allende. Pinochet exercises dictatorial power until ousted in a referendum in 1988, staying in power until 1990.
1972
The San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit system begins passenger service.
1971
The Egyptian Constitution becomes official.
1970
The Dawson's Field hijackers release 88 of their hostages. The remaining hostages, mostly Jews and Israeli citizens, are held until September 25.
1968
Air France Flight 1611 crashes off Nice, France, killing 89 passengers and six crew.
1965
Indo-Pakistani War: The Indian Armycaptures the town of Burki, just southeast of Lahore.
1961
Hurricane Carla strikes the Texas coast as a Category 4 hurricane, the second strongest storm ever to hit the state.
1954
Hurricane Edna hits New England as a Category 2 hurricane, causing significant damage and 29 deaths.
1950
Korean War: President Harry S. Truman approved military operations north of the 38 parallel.
1945
World War II: Australian 9th Division forces liberate the Japanese-run Batu Lintang camp, a POW and civilian internment camp on the island of Borneo.
1944
World War II: The Western Allied invasion of Germany begins near the city of Aachen.
1944
World War II: RAF bombing raid on Darmstadt and the following firestorm kill 11,500.
1943
World War II: German troops occupy Corsica and Kosovo-Metohija ending the Italian occupation of Corsica.
1943
World War II: Start of the Nazi liquidation of the Minsk and Lidaghettos.
1941
Charles Lindbergh's Des Moines Speech accusing the British, Jews and FDR's administration of pressing for war with Germany.
1922
The Treaty of Kars is ratified in Yerevan, Armenia.
1922
The Sun News-Pictorial is founded in Melbourne, Australia.
1921
Nahalal, the first moshav in Palestine, is settled as part of a Zionist plan of creating a Jewish state, later to be Israel.
1919
United States Marine Corps invades Honduras.
1916
The Quebec Bridge's central span collapses, killing 11 men. The bridge previously collapsed completely on August 29, 1907.
1914
World War I: Australia invades German New Guinea, defeating a German contingent at the Battle of Bita Paka.
1905
The Ninth Avenue derailment occurs in New York City, killing 13.
1903
The first race at the Milwaukee Mile in West Allis, Wisconsin is held. It is the oldest major speedway in the world.
1897
After months of pursuit, generals of Menelik II of Ethiopia capture Gaki Sherocho, the last king of Kaffa, bringing an end to that ancient kingdom.
1857
The Mountain Meadows massacre: Mormon settlers and Paiutes massacre 120 pioneers at Mountain Meadows, Utah.
1852
Outbreak of Revolution of September 11 resulting in the State of Buenos Aires declaring independence as a Republic.
1851
Christiana Resistance: Escaped slaves stand against their former owner in armed resistance in Christiana, Pennsylvania, creating a rallying cry for the abolitionist movement.
1836
The Riograndense Republic is proclaimed by rebels after defeating Empire of Brazil's troops in the Battle of Seival, during the Ragamuffin War.
1830
Anti-Masonic Party convention; one of the first American political party conventions.
1829
Surrender of the expedition led by Isidro Barradas at Tampico, sent by the Spanish crown to retake Mexico. This was the consummation of Mexico's campaign for independence.
1826
Captain William Morgan, an ex-freemason is arrested in Batavia, New York for debt after declaring that he would publish class="external text" href="http://www.gutenberg.org/files/18136/18136-h/18136-h.htm">The Mysteries of Free Masonry, a book against Freemasonry. This sets into motion the events that lead to his mysterious disappearance.
1814
War of 1812: The climax of the Battle of Plattsburgh, a major United States victory in the war.
1813
War of 1812: British troops arrive in Mount Vernon and prepare to march to and invade Washington, D.C..
1803
Battle of Delhi, during the Second Anglo-Maratha War, between British troops under General Lake, and Marathas of Scindia's army under General Louis Bourquin.
1802
France annexes the Kingdom of Piedmont.
1800
The Maltese National Congress Battalions are disbanded by British Civil CommissionerAlexander Ball.
1792
The Hope Diamond is stolen along with other French crown jewels when six men break into the house where they are stored.
1789
Alexander Hamilton is appointed the first United States Secretary of the Treasury.
1786
The beginning of the Annapolis Convention.
1780
American Revolutionary War: Sugarloaf Massacre: A small detachment of militia from Northampton County are attacked by Native Americans and Loyalists near Little Nescopeck Creek.
1777
American Revolutionary War: Battle of Brandywine: The British celebrate a major victory in Chester County, Pennsylvania.
1776
British-American peace conference on Staten Island fails to stop nascent American Revolutionary War.
1775
Benedict Arnold's expedition to Quebec leaves Cambridge, Massachusetts.
1758
Battle of Saint Cast: France repels British invasion during the Seven Years' War.
1714
Siege of Barcelona: Barcelona, capital city of Catalonia, surrenders to Spanish and French Bourbon armies in the War of the Spanish Succession.
1709
Battle of Malplaquet: Great Britain, Netherlands and Austria fight against France.
1708
Charles XII of Sweden stops his march to conquer Moscow outside Smolensk, marking the turning point in the Great Northern War. The army is defeated nine months later in the Battle of Poltava, and the Swedish Empire ceases to be a major power.
1697
Battle of Zenta: a major engagement in the Great Turkish War (1683-1699) and one of the most decisive defeats in Ottoman history.
1683
Battle of Vienna: Coalition forces, including the famous winged Hussars, led by Polish King John III Sobieski lift the siege laid by Ottoman forces.
1649
Siege of Drogheda ends: Oliver Cromwell's English Parliamentarian troops take the town and execute its garrison.
1609
Henry Hudson discovers Manhattan Island and the indigenous people living there.
1565
Ottoman forces retreat from Malta ending the Great Siege of Malta.
1541
Santiago, Chile, is destroyed by indigenous warriors, led by Michimalonco.
1390
Lithuanian Civil War (1389-92): The Teutonic Knights begin a five-week siege of Vilnius.
1297
Battle of Stirling Bridge: Scots jointly led by William Wallace and Andrew Moray defeat the English.
1226
The first recorded instance of the Catholic practice of perpetual Eucharistic adoration formally begins in Avignon, France.
1185
Isaac II Angelos kills Stephen Hagiochristophorites and then appeals to the people, resulting in the revolt that deposes Andronikos I Komnenos and places Isaac on the throne of the Byzantine Empire.
9
Battle of the Teutoburg Forest ends, where the Roman Empire suffers the greatest defeat of its history and the Rhine being established as the border between the Empire and the so-called barbarians for the next four hundred years.

Births On This Day

1993
Farrah Moan, American drag queen and entertainer
1992
Jonathan Adams, English discus thrower
1992
JC Caylen, American YouTube personality
1991
Jordan Ayew, Ghanaian footballer
1991
Rhema Obed, English footballer
1991
Kygo, Norwegian DJ
1990
Jo Inge Berget, Norwegian footballer
1990
Jarrod Croker, Australian rugby league player
1988
Mike Moustakas, American baseball player
1987
Robert Acquafresca, Italian footballer
1987
Tyler Hoechlin, American actor
1986
Dwayne Jarrett, American football player
1986
Chiliboy Ralepelle, South African rugby player
1985
Shaun Livingston, American basketball player
1985
Zack Stortini, Canadian ice hockey player
1984
Aled de Malmanche, New Zealand rugby player
1984
Benson Stanley, New Zealand rugby player
1983
Vivian Cheruiyot, Kenyan sprinter
1983
Ike Diogu, American basketball player
1983
Jacoby Ellsbury, American baseball player
1982
Elvan Abeylegesse, Ethiopian-Turkish runner
1981
Andrea Dossena, Italian footballer
1981
Hallowicked, American wrestler
1981
Charles Kelley, American singer-songwriter
1981
Dylan Klebold, American spree killer and mass murderer, responsible for the Columbine High School massacre (d. 1999)
1980
Mike Comrie, Canadian ice hockey player
1980
Dawit Kebede, Ethiopian journalist and publisher
1980
Antônio Pizzonia, Brazilian race car driver
1979
Eric Abidal, French footballer
1979
Leon Cort, English footballer
1979
Frank Francisco, Dominican baseball player
1979
Steve Hofstetter, American comedian, journalist, and author
1979
David Pizarro, Chilean footballer
1978
Ben Lee, Australian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
1978
Ed Reed, American football player
1978
Dejan Stanković, Serbian footballer and manager
1977
Jonny Buckland, English guitarist
1977
Ludacris, American rapper and producer
1977
Matthew Stevens, Welsh snooker player
1977
Tobias Zellner, German footballer
1976
Tomáš Enge, Czech race car driver
1976
Murali Kartik, Indian cricketer
1975
Juan Cobián, Argentinian footballer
1975
Pierre Issa, South African footballer
1974
DeLisha Milton-Jones, American basketball player and coach
1971
Richard Ashcroft, English singer-songwriter and musician
1971
Markos Moulitsas, American soldier, activist, blogger, and author
1971
Shelton Quarles, American football player and scout
1970
Taraji P. Henson, American actress
1970
William Joppy, American boxer and coach
1970
Ted Leo, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1970
Antonio Gómez Medina, Mexican wrestler
1969
Stefano Cagol, Italian photographer and director
1969
Eduardo Pérez, American baseball player, manager, and sportscaster
1968
Allan Alaküla, Estonian journalist
1968
Paul Mayeda Berges, American director and screenwriter
1967
Maria Bartiromo, American financial journalist and television personality
1967
Harry Connick Jr., American singer-songwriter, pianist, actor, and talk show host
1967
Sung Jae-gi, South Korean activist, founded Man of Korea (d. 2013)
1967
Charles Walker, English politician
1965
Bashar al-Assad, Syrian marshal and politician, 21st President of Syria
1965
Paul Heyman, American wrestling promoter, manager, and journalist
1965
Moby, American singer-songwriter, musician and DJ
1964
Ellis Burks, American baseball player and manager
1964
Victor Wooten, American musician
1964
Damares Alves, Brazilian Minister of Human Rights, Family and Women
1963
Dave Bidini, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist
1962
Filip Dewinter, Belgian politician
1962
Kristy McNichol, American actress
1962
Victoria Poleva, Ukrainian pianist and composer
1962
Julio Salinas, Spanish footballer
1962
Jenny Sanford, American banker and businesswoman
1961
Philip Ardagh, English author
1961
Elizabeth Daily, American actress
1961
Virginia Madsen, American actress
1961
Samina Raja, Pakistani poet and educator (d. 2012)
1960
Hiroshi Amano, Japanese physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
1960
Michael P. Leavitt, American soldier
1959
Andre Dubus III, American novelist and short story writer
1959
David Frost, South African golfer
1959
Robert Wrenn, American golfer and sportscaster
1958
Brad Lesley, American baseball player (d. 2013)
1958
Scott Patterson, American actor
1958
Phoef Sutton, American screenwriter and producer
1957
Jon Moss, English drummer
1957
Jeff Sluman, American golfer
1957
Jeh Johnson, American political appointee; Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security
1956
Tony Gilroy, American director, producer, and screenwriter
1955
Sharon Lamb, American psychologist and academic
1953
Jani Allan, English-South African journalist and author
1953
Sarita Francis, Former Montserrat Deputy Governor
1953
Renée Geyer, Australian singer-songwriter
1953
Tommy Shaw, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1952
Catherine Bott, English soprano
1951
Miroslav Dvořák, Czech ice hockey player (d. 2008)
1951
Richard D. Gill, English-Dutch mathematician and academic
1951
Hugo Porta, Argentinian rugby player
1950
Anne Dell, Australian biochemist and academic
1950
Bruce Doull, Australian footballer
1950
Amy Madigan, American actress
1950
Barry Sheene, English motorcycle racer and sportscaster (d. 2003)
1949
Roger Uttley, English rugby player and coach
1949
Bill Whittington, American race car driver
1948
John Martyn, English-Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2009)
1946
Anthony Browne, English author and illustrator
1946
John Roberts, Welsh footballer and manager (d. 2016)
1946
Jim Shoulder, English footballer and manager
1946
Dennis Tufano, American rock singer
1945
Franz Beckenbauer, German footballer and manager
1945
Gianluigi Gelmetti, Italian composer and conductor
1945
Leo Kottke, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1944
Everaldo, Brazilian footballer (d. 1974)
1944
Freddy Thielemans, Belgian educator and politician, Mayor of Brussels
1943
André Caillé, Canadian chemist and businessman
1943
Jack Ely, American singer and guitarist (d. 2015)
1943
Mickey Hart, American drummer, percussionist and musicologist (Grateful Dead)
1943
Brian Perkins, New Zealand-English journalist and actor
1942
Lola Falana, American actress, singer, and dancer
1941
Minnijean Brown-Trickey, Civil Rights activist and Little Rock Nine Member
1940
Brian De Palma, American director, producer, and screenwriter
1940
Nông Đức Mạnh, Vietnamese politician
1940
Thomas K. McCraw, American historian and author (d. 2012)
1940
Theodore Olson, American lawyer and politician, United States Solicitor General
1940
Robert Palmer, American businessman, co-founded Mostek
1939
Charles Geschke, American businessman, co-founded Adobe Systems
1938
David Higgins, English composer and conductor (d. 2006)
1938
Brian F. G. Johnson, English chemist and academic
1937
Robert Crippen, American captain, pilot, and astronaut
1937
Queen Paola of Belgium
1936
Pavel Landovský, Czech actor, director, and playwright (d. 2014)
1935
Arvo Pärt, Estonian composer
1935
Gherman Titov, Russian general, pilot, and astronaut (d. 2000)
1934
Oliver Jones, Canadian pianist and composer
1933
Margaret Booth, English lawyer and judge
1933
William Luther Pierce, American author and activist (d. 2002)
1933
Nicola Pietrangeli, Italian tennis player
1932
Peter Anderson, English footballer
1932
Bob Packwood, American politician
1931
John Reger, American football player (d. 2013)
1931
Hans-Ulrich Wehler, German historian and academic (d. 2014)
1930
Cathryn Damon, American actress and dancer (d. 1987)
1930
Jean-Claude Forest, French author and illustrator (d. 1998)
1930
Saleh Selim, Egyptian footballer, manager, and actor (d. 2002)
1929
Luis García, Venezuelan baseball player and manager (d. 2014)
1929
Primož Kozak, Slovenian playwright (d. 1981)
1929
Patrick Mayhew, English lawyer and politician, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
1928
Reubin Askew, American sergeant, lawyer, and politician, 37th Governor of Florida (d. 2014)
1928
Earl Holliman, American actor
1928
William X. Kienzle, American priest and author (d. 2001)
1927
Keith Holman, Australian rugby league player and coach (d. 2011)
1927
G. David Schine, American soldier and businessman (d. 1996)
1926
Eddie Miksis, American baseball player (d. 2005)
1925
Harry Somers, Canadian soldier and composer (d. 1999)
1924
Daniel Akaka, American soldier, engineer, and politician (d. 2018)
1924
Tom Landry, American football player and coach (d. 2000)
1924
Rudolf Vrba, Czech-Canadian pharmacologist and educator (d. 2006)
1923
Betsy Drake, American actress (d. 2015)
1923
Vasilije Mokranjac, Serbian composer and academic (d. 1984)
1921
Leaford Bearskin, American tribal leader and colonel (d. 2012)
1921
Edwin Richfield, English actor and screenwriter (d. 1990)
1917
Donald Blakeslee, American colonel and pilot (d. 2008)
1917
Herbert Lom, Czech-born English actor (d. 2012)
1917
Ferdinand Marcos, Filipino soldier, lawyer, and politician, 10th President of the Philippines (d. 1989)
1917
Jessica Mitford, English-American journalist and author (d. 1996)
1917
Daniel Wildenstein, French art dealer and horse breeder (d. 2001)
1916
Ed Sabol, American film producer, co-founded NFL Films (d. 2015)
1914
Serbian Patriarch Pavle II (d. 2009)
1913
Bear Bryant, American football player and coach (d. 1983)
1913
Jacinto Convit, Venezuelan physician and academic (d. 2014)
1911
Lala Amarnath, Indian cricketer (d. 2000)
1911
Bola de Nieve, Cuban singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 1971)
1908
Alvar Lidell, English journalist (d. 1981)
1907
Lev Oborin, Russian pianist and educator (d. 1974)
1904
Karl Plutus, Estonian lawyer and jurist (d. 2010)
1903
Theodor Adorno, German sociologist and philosopher (d. 1969)
1903
Stephen Etnier, American lieutenant and painter (d. 1984)
1901
D. W. Brooks, American farmer and businessman, founded Gold Kist (d. 1999)
1899
Philipp Bouhler, German politician (d. 1945)
1899
Jimmie Davis, American singer-songwriter and politician, 47th Governor of Louisiana (d. 2000)
1899
Anton Koolmann, Estonian wrestler and coach (d. 1953)
1898
Gerald Templer, English field marshal and politician, British High Commissioner in Malaya (d. 1979)
1895
Vinoba Bhave, Indian philosopher and Gandian, Bharat Ratna Awardee (d. 1982)
1893
Douglas Hawkes, English-Greek race car driver and engineer (d. 1974)
1891
William Thomas Walsh, American historian, author, and educator (d. 1949)
1885
D. H. Lawrence, English novelist, poet, playwright, and critic (d. 1930)
1885
Herbert Stothart, American composer and conductor (d. 1949)
1884
Sudhamoy Pramanick, Indian activist and politician (d. 1974)
1879
Louis Coatalen, French engineer (d. 1962)
1877
Felix Dzerzhinsky, Polish-Russian academic and politician (d. 1926)
1877
James Hopwood Jeans, English physicist, astronomer, and mathematician (d. 1946)
1876
Stan Rowley, Australian sprinter (d. 1924)
1871
Scipione Borghese, 10th Prince of Sulmona, Italian race car driver, mountaineer, and politician (d. 1927)
1865
Rainis, Latvian poet and playwright (d. 1929)
1862
Julian Byng, 1st Viscount Byng of Vimy, English field marshal and politician, 12th Governor General of Canada (d. 1935)
1862
Hawley Harvey Crippen, American physician (d. 1910)
1862
O. Henry, American short story writer (d. 1910)
1861
Juhani Aho, Finnish author and journalist (d. 1921)
1860
James Allan, New Zealand rugby player (d. 1934)
1859
Vjenceslav Novak, Croatian author and playwright (d. 1905)
1847
Mary Watson Whitney, American astronomer and academic (d. 1921)
1838
John Ireland, Irish-American archbishop (d. 1918)
1836
Fitz Hugh Ludlow, American journalist, author, and explorer (d. 1870)
1834
Marvin Vincent, American Presbyterian Minister best known for his work Word Studies in the New Testament (d. 1922)
1829
Thomas Hill, American painter (d. 1908)
1825
Eduard Hanslick, Bohemian-Austrian musicologist and critic (d. 1904)
1816
Carl Zeiss, German lens maker, created the Optical instrument (d. 1888)
1800
Daniel S. Dickinson, American lawyer and politician, 13th Lieutenant Governor of New York (d. 1866)
1798
Franz Ernst Neumann, German mineralogist and physicist (d. 1895)
1786
Friedrich Kuhlau, German-Danish pianist and composer (d. 1832)
1771
Mungo Park, Scottish surgeon and explorer (d. 1806)
1764
Valentino Fioravanti, Italian organist and composer (d. 1837)
1762
Joanna Baillie, Scottish poet and dramatist (d. 1851)
1751
Princess Charlotte of Saxe-Meiningen (d. 1827)
1723
Johann Bernhard Basedow, German author and educator (d. 1790)
1711
William Boyce, English organist and composer (d. 1779)
1700
James Thomson, Scottish poet and playwright (d. 1748)
1681
Johann Gottlieb Heineccius, German academic and jurist (d. 1741)
1611
Henri de la Tour d'Auvergne, Vicomte de Turenne, French general (d. 1675)
1578
Vincenzo Maculani, Catholic cardinal (d. 1667)
1572
Daniyal, Imperial Prince of the Royal House of Timur (d. 1604)
1557
Joseph Calasanz, Spanish priest and founder of Piarists (d. 1648)
1525
John George, Elector of Brandenburg (d. 1598)
1524
Pierre de Ronsard, French poet and author (d. 1585)
1522
Ulisse Aldrovandi, Italian ornithologist and botanist (d. 1605)
1494
Elisabeth of Brunswick-Lüneburg, Duchess of Guelders (1518-1538) (d. 1572)
1476
Louise of Savoy (d. 1531)
1470
Martin Waldseemüller, German mapmaker (d. 1520)
1465
Bernardo Accolti, Italian poet (d. 1536)
1318
Eleanor of Lancaster, countess of Arundel (d. 1372)
1182
Minamoto no Yoriie, Japanese shōgun (d. 1204)
600
Yuknoom Ch'een II, Mayan ruler

Deaths On This Day

2018
Fenella Fielding English stage, film and television actress (b. 1927)
2016
Alexis Arquette, American actress, musician and cabaret performer (b. 1969)
2015
Dennis Paul Hebert, American businessman and politician (b. 1926)
2014
Bob Crewe, American singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1930)
2014
Antoine Duhamel, French composer and conductor (b. 1925)
2014
Donald Sinden, English actor (b. 1923)
2013
Marshall Berman, American philosopher, author, and critic (b. 1940)
2013
Francisco Chavez, Filipino lawyer and politician, Solicitor General of the Philippines (b. 1947)
2013
Keith Dunstan, American-Australian journalist and author (b. 1925)
2013
Albert Jacquard, French geneticist and biologist (b. 1925)
2013
Virgil A. Richard, American general (b. 1937)
2013
Andrzej Trybulec, Polish mathematician and computer scientist (b. 1941)
2012
Finn Bergesen, Norwegian civil servant and businessman (b. 1945)
2012
Tomas Evjen, Norwegian cinematographer and producer (b. 1972)
2012
J. Christopher Stevens, American lawyer and diplomat, 10th United States Ambassador to Libya (b. 1960)
2011
Christian Bakkerud, Danish race car driver (b. 1984)
2011
Ralph Gubbins, English footballer (b. 1932)
2011
Anjali Gupta, Indian soldier and pilot (b. 1975)
2011
Andy Whitfield, Welsh actor and model (b. 1971)
2010
Harold Gould, American actor (b. 1923)
2010
Kevin McCarthy, American actor (b. 1914)
2009
Jim Carroll, American author, poet and musician (b. 1949)
2009
Pierre Cossette, Canadian producer and manager (b. 1923)
2009
Larry Gelbart, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1928)
2009
Yoshito Usui, Japanese author and illustrator (b. 1958)
2007
Ian Porterfield, Scottish-English footballer and manager (b. 1946)
2007
Gene Savoy, American explorer, theologian, and author (b. 1927)
2007
Jean Séguy, French sociologist and author (b. 1925)
2007
Joe Zawinul, Austrian keyboard player and songwriter (b. 1932)
2006
William Auld, Scottish poet and author (b. 1924)
2006
Joachim Fest, German journalist and author (b. 1926)
2004
Fred Ebb, American songwriter (b. 1928)
2004
David Mann, American painter and illustrator (b. 1939)
2004
Patriarch Peter VII of Alexandria (b. 1949)
2003
Anna Lindh, Swedish politician, 39th Minister of Foreign Affairs for Sweden (b. 1957)
2003
John Ritter, American actor (b. 1948)
2002
Kim Hunter, American actress (b. 1922)
2002
Johnny Unitas, American football player and sportscaster (b. 1933)
2002
David Wisniewski, American author and illustrator (b. 1953)
2001
Alice Stewart Trillin, American author and educator (b. 1938) Casualties of the September 11 attacks:
1999
Belkis Ayón, Cuban painter and lithographer (b. 1967)
1999
Gonzalo Rodríguez, Uruguayan race car driver (b. 1972)
1998
Dane Clark, American actor (b. 1913)
1997
Camille Henry, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1933)
1997
Hannah Weiner, American poet (b. 1928)
1995
Anita Harding, English neurologist and academic (b. 1952)
1994
Luciano Sgrizzi, Italian harpsichordist, pianist, and composer (b. 1910)
1994
Jessica Tandy, English-American actress (b. 1909)
1993
Antoine Izméry, Haitian businessman and activist
1993
Erich Leinsdorf, Austrian-American conductor (b. 1912)
1993
Mary Jane Reoch, American cyclist (b. 1945)
1991
Ernst Herbeck, Austrian-German poet (b. 1920)
1990
Myrna Mack, Guatemalan anthropologist and activist (b. 1949)
1988
Roger Hargreaves, English author and illustrator (b. 1935)
1987
Lorne Greene, Canadian actor (b. 1915)
1987
Peter Tosh, Jamaican singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1944)
1987
Mahadevi Varma, Indian poet and educator (b. 1907)
1986
Panagiotis Kanellopoulos, Greek academic and politician, 138th Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1902)
1986
Noel Streatfeild, English author (b. 1895)
1985
William Alwyn, English composer, conductor, and educator (b. 1905)
1985
Eleanor Dark, Australian author (b. 1901)
1984
Jerry Voorhis, American politician (b. 1901)
1982
Albert Soboul, French historian and academic (b. 1914)
1978
Mike Gazella, American baseball player and manager (b. 1895)
1978
Georgi Markov, Bulgarian author and playwright (b. 1929)
1978
Janet Parker, English photographer (b. 1938)
1978
Ronnie Peterson, Swedish race car driver (b. 1944)
1974
Lois Lenski, American author and illustrator (b. 1893)
1973
Salvador Allende, Chilean physician and politician, 29th President of Chile (b. 1908)
1973
Neem Karoli Baba, Indian philosopher and guru
1971
Nikita Khrushchev, Russian general and politician (b. 1894)
1968
René Cogny, French general (b. 1904)
1967
Tadeusz Żyliński, Polish engineer and academic (b. 1904)
1966
Collett E. Woolman, American businessman, co-founded Delta Air Lines (b. 1889)
1965
Ralph C. Smedley, American educator, founded Toastmasters International (b. 1878)
1964
Gajanan Madhav Muktibodh, Indian poet and critic (b. 1917)
1959
Paul Douglas, American actor (b. 1907)
1958
Camillien Houde, Canadian politician, 34th Mayor of Montreal (b. 1889)
1958
Robert W. Service, English-French poet and author (b. 1874)
1957
James Burns, English cricketer (b. 1866)
1957
Mary Proctor, American astronomer (b. 1862)
1956
Billy Bishop, Canadian colonel and pilot (b. 1894)
1952
Alfrēds Riekstiņš, Latvian military officer and freedom fighter (d. 1913)
1950
Jan Smuts, South African field marshal and politician, 2nd Prime Minister of South Africa (b. 1870)
1949
Henri Rabaud, French composer and conductor (b. 1873)
1948
Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Pakistani lawyer and politician, 1st Governor-General of Pakistan (b. 1876)
1941
Christian Rakovsky, Bulgarian physician, journalist, and politician, Soviet Ambassador to France (b. 1873)
1939
Konstantin Korovin, Russian-French painter and set designer (b. 1861)
1935
Charles Norris, American coroner (b. 1867)
1932
Stanisław Wigura, Polish pilot and businessman, co-founded the RWD Company (b. 1901)
1932
Franciszek Żwirko, Polish soldier and pilot (b. 1895)
1926
Matsunosuke Onoe, Japanese actor and director (b. 1875)
1921
Subramania Bharati, Indian journalist, poet, and activist (b. 1882)
1917
Georges Guynemer, French captain and pilot (b. 1894)
1915
William Sprague IV, American businessman and politician, 27th Governor of Rhode Island (b. 1830)
1911
Louis Henri Boussenard, French explorer and author (b. 1847)
1896
Francis James Child, American scholar and educator (b. 1825)
1888
Domingo Faustino Sarmiento, Argentinian journalist and politician, 7th President of Argentina (b. 1811)
1865
Christophe Léon Louis Juchault de Lamoricière, French general (b. 1806)
1843
Joseph Nicollet, French mathematician and explorer (b. 1786)
1823
David Ricardo, English economist and politician (b. 1772)
1760
Louis Godin, French astronomer and academic (b. 1704)
1733
François Couperin, French organist and composer (b. 1668)
1721
Rudolf Jakob Camerarius, German botanist and physician (b. 1665)
1680
Emperor Go-Mizunoo of Japan (b. 1596)
1677
James Harrington, English philosopher and author (b. 1611)
1599
Beatrice Cenci, Italian noblewoman (b. 1577)
1569
Vincenza Armani, Italian actress (b. 1530)
1349
Bonne of Luxembourg, queen of John II of France (b. 1315)
1298
Philip of Artois, Lord of Conches, Nonancourt, and Domfront (b. 1269)
1297
Hugh de Cressingham, English Treasurer
1279
Robert Kilwardby, English cardinal (b. 1215)
1185
Stephen Hagiochristophorites, Byzantine courtier (b. 1130)
1161
Melisende, Queen of Jerusalem (b. 1105)
1063
Béla I of Hungary (b. 1016)
883
Kesta Styppiotes, Byzantine general

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