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On This Day in History:  September 12

September 12 is the 255th day of the year (256th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 110 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2020
Players vent frustrations as New York Lottery claim centers struggle to keep up. Players in New York City, and New York in general, have very limited options for claiming winnings since the pandemic hit, but players are increasingly growing more frustrated as wait times pile up with little relief in sight.
2017
Retired N.J. police chief scammed 95-year-old victim out of $29K. A retired New Jersey police chief pleaded no contest this morning to charges that he participated in a scam that cost a 95-year-old Northampton Township, Pennsylvania, man almost $29,000.
2017
Florida Lottery to resume drawings Tuesday. The Florida Lottery announced Monday that daily drawings will resume today and make-up drawings for all Lottery Draw games suspended due to Hurricane Irma will also be conducted in sequence Tuesday, September 12, with full security and auditing measures in place.
2016
NH family claims $487 million Powerball jackpot, wants 'to do great things'. Lawyers for a New Hampshire family claimed a $487 million Powerball jackpot on their behalf Monday, saying the winners wished to remain anonymous but would do "great things" with their newfound wealth.
2016
Idaho Lottery, legislature may be headed for showdown over new games. Idaho State Lottery officials are asking potential vendors to provide information on how they would offer Keno, simulated racing, fantasy sports and other illegal gambling games when they bid on a lucrative decade-long contract.
2016
Raised hackles and shears over a lottery card mix-up. A New Yorker has learned his lesson after he scratched off a lottery ticket at a lottery retailer without knowing its origin.
2015
Big payouts for Connecticut Lottery numbers players. Thousands of players of the Connecticut Lottery's Play 3 and Play 4 games are lining their pockets with some extra cash this weekend.
2014
Georgia Lottery cracks down on 'shadow winners'. The Georgia Lottery is launching a full-scale effort to crack down on so-called "shadow winners" -- people who take a percentage of the prize to stand in for the real winner.
2013
$317 MILLION: Huge Powerball lottery jackpot set for Saturday. Just over a month after the Powerball lottery created three mega-millionaires with a gigantic $448.4 million jackpot, the multi-state game is right back in the super-jackpot range with a massive $317 million grand prize up for grabs on Saturday.
2011
UK Lottery announces 'Millionaire Map'... but doesn't reveal the map. In a confounding twist of logic and reason, the UK National Lottery announced the creation of a 'Millionaire Map' that plots the number of winners in each region, but did not publish the map.
2011
Calif. woman uses family birthdates in lottery win. A Southern California woman won half of an $18 million California SuperLotto Plus jackpot, and she has her children and grandchildren to thank for the win.
2009
Arkansas Lottery scratch tickets, logo revealed. The first shipment of Arkansas Lottery tickets is being transported, and will arrive in the state Monday, Lottery Director Ernie Passailaigue said Friday, and the lottery revealed its new logo.
2009
Fired lottery chief files $9M lawsuit. The fired chief executive of the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation is seeking $9 million from taxpayers in a wrongful dismissal suit for her lost $400,000-a-year job, sources say.
2008
Former Texas Lottery employee investigated for storing personal information at home. Authorities are investigating a former employee of the Texas Lottery Commission who illegally had the personal information of some employees, lottery winners and retailers stored on a home computer.
2008
Illinois House approves privatizing state lottery. Illinois would raise $10 billion for building roads and schools by privatizing its state-run lottery for half a century under a plan the House approved Wednesday night.
2008
International super lottery to create jackpots of $500 million or more. A massive, multi-country lottery with $500 million jackpots is expected to launch within four years.
2007
Retired auto worker, 2 children claim $314M Powerball lottery jackpot. A retired auto worker and his two adult children claimed a $314 million Powerball jackpot Monday after waiting two weeks to step forward.
2007
Ohio lottery winners say they won't go crazy. A Kinnikinnick, Ohio, man is ready to retire from his part-time job after winning the lottery last week.
2007
Iowa Lottery planning first ever raffle. They're used by all sorts of groups to raise money, and now the Iowa Lottery is preparing to launch its first ever raffle, joining several other state lotteries across the nation that have done the same.
2007
Major lottery winner says he's a fraud victim. British Columbia's biggest lottery winner claims he was bilked of more than $3.5 million less than 18 months after the windfall, by false friends helped by two Vancouver lawyers and an accountant.
2007
Jackpot winner says business as usual at executive assistant job. Judy Taylor won $93 million in the California Lottery, and said she was going to go back to work as an executive assistant.
2006
$5 Million lottery jackpot won by Canadian miltary women. A group of Canadian Forces women is getting a $5 million payout on Tuesday, but it isn't from the government.
2006
First N.C. lottery chairman Sanders resigns. The first chairman of the North Carolina lottery commission resigned Tuesday after a year on the job that began tumultuously and ended up with ticket sales of more than $400 million.
2006
Analyst's outlook on Scientific Games downgraded. A Bank of America analyst on Monday downgraded Scientific Games Corp., which sells instant lottery tickets to more than 50 countries, saying that he was bearish on growth expectations in Germany.
2006
Florida man claims $6 million Lotto jackpot. A trip to Publix netted a North Port, Florida, man $6 million.
2006
Second $1M lottery win for deli worker defies all odds. A Long Island woman who won one million dollars on a state lottery game four years ago has improbably hit the jackpot again.
2006
Convenience Store Employee Accused Of Altering Lottery Tickets. A northern Kentucky woman has been indicted for allegedly altering lottery tickets.
2005
Texas Lottery critic applies for Director position. Dawn Nettles, the Garland woman who has made criticizing the troubled Texas Lottery Commission a full-time job in recent years, is applying for the job of running the state agency.
2005
Powerball lottery jackpot climbs to $80 million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Powerball Saturday's drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $80 million, with a cash option of $40.5 million.
2005
Powerball lottery millionaire fields marriage, investment proposals. A 33-year-old Idaho man who won a state record $220.3 million Powerball lottery jackpot Memorial Day weekend has spent his summer appearing on TV shows, taking friends to Tahiti, fielding marriage proposals from strangers and starting to build a new stadium at his hometown high school.
2005
Lottery tickets may soon be sold on military bases. Congress is weighing a first-ever proposal from the Department of Defense to amend current law to allow lottery ticket sales in stateside exchanges, except where such sales would pinch the businesses of blind vendors already selling lottery tickets on base.
2005
Lottery vendors will fight for N.C. lottery business. Before North Carolina's lottery starts early next year, a handful of companies will jockey to win one of the state's biggest payouts: a lucrative contract to run the games.
2005
Will N.C. create a lottery-video poker partnership?. Video poker advocates are forwarding the idea of partnering video poker with North Caolina's new lottery increase revenue for the state.
2003
Florida couple wins $21 million Lotto. A couple who went shopping after lightning damaged a television left the store with a winning Lotto ticket worth $21 million.
2003
Florida Lawmaker: Large unclaimed lotto prizes should go to education. Instead of using an unclaimed $50 million Lotto jackpot to try to get more people to gamble, the state should have been able to spend the money on schools, a state lawmaker said Friday.
2003
Scientific Games to buy online lottery operator. Scientific Games Corp., a maker of betting equipment and lottery systems, on Friday said it would acquire International Game Technology's on-line lottery operator for $143 million in cash.
2003
B.C. man wants 10-year-old lottery ticket tested for his prints. A Vancouver man wants the courts to help him learn whether his fingerprints are on a decade-old $10 million lottery ticket.
2003
Minn. Lottery cuts staff, advertising, promotions despite record sales. The Minnesota Lottery will lay off 34 employees, nearly one-fifth of its workforce of 191, next month to meet state-imposed budget cuts, despite near-record sales stemming from changes in the popular multi-state Powerball game.
2003
Holmes to propose Alabama lottery bill. Alabama State Rep. Alvin Holmes said Wednesday he will introduce a bill to set up a state lottery during a special session of the Legislature that begins Monday.
2003
GTech signs contract extension with Danish lottery. GTech Corp. of West Greenwich, R.I., today announced that it has signed a two-year contract extension with Dansk Tipstjeneste A/S, the operator of the National Lottery in Denmark.
2003
Bredesen defends state lottery CEO's annual pay package. Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen said Thursday that Rebecca Paul's potential $752,000 annual salary package involves "a much more businesslike" arrangement than a similar amount paid to former University of Tennessee President John Shumaker.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$301 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 14, 2013
2.$227 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 14, 2018
3.$222 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 14, 2016
4.€159 Million
US$217.35 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Sep 13, 2011
5.$200 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 13, 2005
6.€162 Million
US$179.61 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Sep 13, 2019
7.$172 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 13, 2019
8.$167 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 12, 2015
9.€138.92 Million
US$155.95 Million
Draw Date
Sep 13, 2016
10.$149 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 13, 2014
11.€100 Million
US$147.08 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Sep 18, 2009
12.$137 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 13, 2006
13.$135 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 12, 2006
14.$132 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 12, 2018
15.$122 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 13, 2016
16.$119 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 13, 2013
16.$119 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 15, 2020
18.$118 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 13, 2008
19.$115 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 13, 2017
20.$110 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 12, 2012
21.$100 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 14, 2002
22.$94 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 15, 2010
23.€76 Million
US$92.92 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Sep 16, 2005
24.$85 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
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

1987
Saturday, Sep 12, 1987
33 years old
1973
Wednesday, Sep 12, 1973
47 years old
1970
Saturday, Sep 12, 1970
50 years old
1969
Friday, Sep 12, 1969
51 years old
1968
Thursday, Sep 12, 1968
52 years old
1963
Thursday, Sep 12, 1963
57 years old
1958
Friday, Sep 12, 1958
62 years old
1958
Friday, Sep 12, 1958
62 years old
1953
Saturday, Sep 12, 1953
67 years old
1952
Friday, Sep 12, 1952
68 years old
1947
Friday, Sep 12, 1947
73 years old
1944
Tuesday, Sep 12, 1944
76 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day

2015
A series of explosions involving propane triggering nearby illegally stored mining detonators in the Indian town of Petlawad in the state of Madhya Pradesh(मध्य प्रदेश) kills at least 105 people with over 150 injured.
2014
Three-year-old William Tyrrell disappears in Kendall, New South Wales, Australia
2011
The National September 11 Memorial & Museum in New York City opens to the public.
2008
The 2008 Chatsworth train collision in Los Angeles between a Metrolink commuter train and a Union Pacific freight train kills 25 people.
2007
Former Philippine President Joseph Estrada is convicted of plunder.
2005
Israeli-Palestinian conflict: the Israeli disengagement from Gaza is completed, leaving some 2,530 homes demolished.
2003
The United Nations lifts sanctions against Libya after that country agreed to accept responsibility and recompense the families of victims in the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103.
2003
Iraq War: In Fallujah, U.S. forces mistakenly shoot and kill eight Iraqi police officers.
2001
Ansett Australia, Australia's first commercial interstate airline, collapses due to increased strain on the international airline industry, leaving 10,000 people unemployed.
1994
Frank Eugene Corder fatally crashes a single-engine Cessna 150 into the White House's south lawn, striking the West wing. There were no other casualties.
1992
NASA launches Space Shuttle Endeavour on STS-47 which marked the 50th shuttle mission. On board are Mae Carol Jemison, the first African-American woman in space, Mamoru Mohri, the first Japanese citizen to fly in a US spaceship, and Mark Lee and Jan Davis, the first married couple in space.
1992
Abimael Guzmán, leader of the Shining Path, is captured by Peruvian special forces; shortly thereafter the rest of Shining Path's leadership fell as well.
1990
The two German states and the Four Powers sign the Treaty on the Final Settlement with Respect to Germany in Moscow, paving the way for German reunification.
1988
Hurricane Gilbert devastates Jamaica; it turns towards Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula two days later, causing an estimated $5 billion in damage.
1984
Dwight Gooden sets the baseball record for strikeouts in a season by a rookie with 276, previously set by Herb Score with 246 in 1954. Gooden's 276 strikeouts that season, pitched in 218 innings, set the current record.
1983
A Wells Fargo depot in West Hartford, Connecticut, United States, is robbed of approximately US$7 million by Los Macheteros.
1983
The USSR vetoes a United Nations Security Council Resolution deploring the Soviet destruction of Korean Air Lines Flight 007.
1980
Military coup in Turkey.
1977
South African anti-apartheid activist Steve Biko dies in police custody.
1974
Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia, 'Messiah' of the Rastafari movement, is deposed following a military coup by the Derg, ending a reign of 58 years.
1974
Juventude Africana Amílcar Cabral is founded in Guinea-Bissau.
1970
Dawson's Field hijackings: Palestinian terrorists blow up three hijacked airliners in Jordan, continuing to hold the passengers hostage in various undisclosed locations in Amman.
1966
Gemini 11, the penultimate mission of NASA's Gemini program, and the current human altitude record holder (except for the Apollo lunar missions)
1962
President Kennedy delivers his "We choose to go to the Moon" speech at Rice University.
1961
The African and Malagasy Union is founded.
1959
The Soviet Union launches a large rocket, Lunik II, at the moon.
1959
Bonanza premieres, the first regularly scheduled TV program presented in color.
1958
Jack Kilby demonstrates the first working integrated circuit while working at Texas Instruments.
1953
U.S. Senator and future President John Fitzgerald Kennedy marries Jacqueline Lee Bouvier at St. Mary's Church in Newport, Rhode Island.
1952
Strange occurrences, including a monster sighting, take place in Flatwoods, West Virginia.
1948
Marshal Lin Biao, commander-in-chief of the Chinese communist Northeast Field Army, launched a massive offensive toward Jinzhou, Liaoshen Campaign has begun.
1944
World War II: The liberation of Yugoslavia from Axis occupation continues. Bajina Bašta in western Serbia is among the liberated cities.
1943
World War II: Benito Mussolini is rescued from house arrest by German commando forces led by Otto Skorzeny.
1942
World War II: RMS Laconia, carrying civilians, Allied soldiers and Italian POWs is torpedoed off the coast of West Africa and sinks with a heavy loss of life.
1942
World War II: First day of the Battle of Edson's Ridge during the Guadalcanal Campaign. U.S. Marines protecting Henderson Field are attacked by Japanese troops.
1940
Cave paintings are discovered in Lascaux, France.
1940
An explosion at the Hercules Powder Company plant in Kenvil, New Jersey kills 51 people and injures over 200.
1938
Adolf Hitler demands autonomy and self-determination for the Germans of the Sudetenland region of Czechoslovakia.
1933
Leó Szilárd, waiting for a red light on Southampton Row in Bloomsbury, conceives the idea of the nuclear chain reaction.
1923
Southern Rhodesia, today called Zimbabwe, is annexed by the United Kingdom.
1915
French soldiers rescue over 4,000 Armenian Genocide survivors stranded on Musa Dagh.
1910
Premiere performance of Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 8 in Munich (with a chorus of 852 singers and an orchestra of 171 players. Mahler's rehearsal assistant conductor was Bruno Walter).
1906
The Newport Transporter Bridge is opened in Newport, South Wales by Viscount Tredegar.
1897
Tirah Campaign: In the Battle of Saragarhi, ten thousand Pashtun tribesmen suffer several hundred casualties while attacking 21 Sikh soldiers in British service.
1890
Salisbury, Rhodesia, is founded.
1885
Arbroath 36-0 Bon Accord, a world record scoreline in professional Association football.
1857
The SS Central America sinks about 160 miles east of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, drowning a total of 426 passengers and crew, including Captain William Lewis Herndon. The ship was carrying 13-15 tons of gold from the California Gold Rush.
1848
A new constitution marks the establishment of Switzerland as a federal state.
1847
Mexican-American War: the Battle of Chapultepec begins.
1846
Elizabeth Barrett elopes with Robert Browning.
1814
Battle of North Point: an American detachment halts the British land advance to Baltimore in the War of 1812.
1762
The Sultanate of Sulu ceded Balambangan Island to the British East India Company
1683
Austro-Ottoman War: Battle of Vienna: Several European armies join forces to defeat the Ottoman Empire.
1634
A gunpowder factory explodes in Valletta, Malta, killing 22 people and damaging several buildings.
1609
Henry Hudson begins his exploration of the Hudson River while aboard the Halve Maen.
1309
The First Siege of Gibraltar takes place in the context of the Spanish Reconquista pitting the forces of the Kingdom of Castile against the Emirate of Granada resulting in a Castilian victory.
1229
Battle of Portopí: The Aragonese army under the command of James I of Aragon disembarks at Santa Ponça, Majorca, with the purpose of conquering the island.
1213
Albigensian Crusade: Simon de Montfort, 5th Earl of Leicester, defeats Peter II of Aragon at the Battle of Muret.
1185
Emperor Andronikos I Komnenos brutally put to death in Constantinople.
372
Sixteen Kingdoms: Jin Xiaowudi, age 10, succeeds his father Jin Jianwendi as Emperor of the Eastern Jin dynasty.
490 BC
Battle of Marathon: The conventionally accepted date for the Battle of Marathon. The Athenians and their Plataean allies defeat the first Persian invasion force of Greece.

Births On This Day

1995
Ryan Potter, American actor
1994
Gideon Jung, German footballer
1994
RM (rapper), South Korean Rapper, songwriter and record producer
1994
Elina Svitolina, Ukrainian tennis player
1993
Kelsea Ballerini, American singer-songwriter
1992
Connor Franta, American YouTube personality
1992
Sviatlana Pirazhenka, Belarusian tennis player
1991
Thomas Meunier, Belgian footballer
1991
Mike Towell, Scottish professional boxer (d. 2016)
1991
Scott Wootton, English footballer
1989
Freddie Freeman, American-Canadian baseball player
1989
Andrew Luck, American football player
1988
Amanda Jenssen, Swedish singer-songwriter and guitarist
1986
Kamila Chudzik, Polish heptathlete
1986
Akwasi Fobi-Edusei, English footballer
1986
Joanne Jackson, English swimmer
1986
Yuto Nagatomo, Japanese footballer
1986
Dimitrios Regas, Greek sprinter
1986
Emmy Rossum, American singer and actress
1984
Nashat Akram, Iraqi footballer
1984
Chelsea Carey, Canadian curler
1983
Tom Geißler, German footballer
1983
Rami Haikal, Jordanian guitarist
1983
Sebastian Hofmann, German footballer
1983
Daniel Muir, American football player
1983
Sergio Parisse, Argentinian-Italian rugby player
1983
Clayton Richard, American baseball player
1983
Carly Smithson, Irish singer-songwriter
1982
Zoran Planinić, Croatian basketball player
1982
Sal Rinauro, American wrestler
1981
Marty Adams, Canadian actor and screenwriter
1981
Alan Arruda, Brazilian footballer
1981
Jennifer Hudson, American singer and actress
1981
Staciana Stitts, American swimmer
1980
Sean Burroughs, American baseball player
1980
Fernando César de Souza, Brazilian footballer
1980
Yao Ming, Chinese basketball player
1980
Hiroyuki Sawano, Japanese composer
1980
Kevin Sinfield, English rugby player
1980
Josef Vašíček, Czech ice hockey player (d. 2011)
1978
Elisabetta Canalis, Italian model and actress
1978
Benjamin McKenzie, American actor
1978
Ruben Studdard, American R&B, pop, and gospel singer
1977
Nathan Bracken, Australian cricketer
1977
Grant Denyer, Australian race car driver and journalist
1977
Jeff Irwin, American singer-songwriter and producer
1977
James McCartney, English singer-songwriter
1977
David Thompson, English footballer
1976
Bizzy Bone, American rapper
1976
Maciej Żurawski, Polish footballer
1975
Luis Castillo, Dominican baseball player
1975
Bill Kirby, Australian swimmer and coach
1974
Caroline Aigle, French soldier and pilot (d. 2007)
1974
Jennifer Nettles, American singer-songwriter
1974
Guy Smith, English race car driver
1974
Kenichi Suzumura, Japanese voice actor and singer-songwriter
1974
Nuno Valente, Portuguese footballer and coach
1973
Tarana Burke, American civil rights activist
1973
Kara David, Filipino journalist and documentarian
1973
Martina Ertl-Renz, German skier
1973
Martin Lapointe, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1973
Paul Walker, American actor and producer (d. 2013)
1972
Gideon Emery, English-American actor, producer, and screenwriter
1972
Paul Green, Australian rugby league player and coach
1972
Sidney Souza, Brazilian footballer
1971
Younes El Aynaoui, Moroccan tennis player
1971
Shocker, Mexican wrestler
1970
Nathan Larson, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1969
Max Boot, Russian-American historian and author
1969
Ángel Cabrera, Argentinian golfer
1969
James Frey, American author and screenwriter
1969
Shigeki Maruyama, Japanese golfer
1968
Larry LaLonde, American guitarist and songwriter
1968
Nicholas Russell, 6th Earl Russell, English politician (d. 2014)
1968
Richard Snell, South African cricketer and physiotherapist
1968
Paul F. Tompkins, American comedian, actor, and writer
1967
Louis C.K., American comedian, actor, producer, and screenwriter
1967
Pat Listach, American baseball player, coach, and manager
1966
Alfie Allen, English actor
1966
Ben Folds, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1966
Vezio Sacratini, Canadian ice hockey player
1965
Einstein Kristiansen, Norwegian animator and producer
1965
Vernon Maxwell, American basketball player
1965
Midnight, Jamaican wrestler
1964
Greg Gutfeld, American television journalist and author
1964
Dieter Hecking, German footballer and manager
1962
Sunay Akın, Turkish poet, journalist, and philanthropist
1962
Amy Yasbeck, American actress
1961
Mylène Farmer, Canadian-French singer-songwriter, producer, and actress
1960
Evan Jenkins, American academic and politician
1960
Stefanos Korkolis, Greek pianist and composer
1959
Scott Brown, American colonel and politician
1959
Deron Cherry, American football player and sportscaster
1959
Sigmar Gabriel, German educator and politician, 17th Vice-Chancellor of Germany
1958
Wilfred Benítez, American boxer
1958
Gregg Edelman, American actor and singer
1957
Paul M. Sharp, British academic and educator
1957
Jan Egeland, Norwegian politician, diplomat and humanitarian
1957
Rachel Ward, English-Australian actress
1957
Hans Zimmer, German composer and producer
1956
Barry Andrews, English singer and keyboard player
1956
Chip Beck, American golfer
1956
Sam Brownback, American lawyer and politician, 46th Governor of Kansas
1956
Leslie Cheung, Hong Kong singer-songwriter and actor (d. 2003)
1956
David Goodhart, English journalist and author
1956
Ricky Rudd, American race car driver and sportscaster
1956
Walter Woon, Singaporean lawyer and politician, 7th Attorney-General of Singapore
1955
Brian Smith, English footballer (d. 2013)
1954
Robert Gober, American sculptor
1954
Scott Hamilton, American saxophonist
1954
Peeter Volkonski, Estonian singer-songwriter and actor
1953
Nan Goldin, American photographer
1953
Fiona Mactaggart, Scottish educator and politician
1952
Gerry Beckley, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1952
Neil Peart, Canadian drummer, songwriter, and producer
1951
Bertie Ahern, Irish accountant and politician, 11th Taoiseach of Ireland
1951
Norm Dubé, Canadian ice hockey player
1951
Ray Gravell, Welsh rugby player and actor (d. 2007)
1951
Joe Pantoliano, American actor and producer
1951
Ali-Ollie Woodson, American singer-songwriter and keyboard player (d. 2010)
1950
Marguerite Blais, Canadian journalist and politician
1950
Gustav Brunner, Austrian engineer
1950
Bruce Mahler, American actor and screenwriter
1950
Mike Murphy, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1949
Charles Burlingame, American captain and pilot (d. 2001)
1949
Irina Rodnina, Russian figure skater and politician
1949
Tony Stevens, English rock bassist and songwriter (Savoy Brown; Foghat)
1948
Steve Turre, American trombonist and educator
1948
Max Walker, Australian cricketer, sportscaster, and architect (d. 2016)
1948
Caio Fernando Abreu, Brazilian writer (d. 1996)
1947
David Grant, English engineer and academic
1947
Gerald Howarth, English soldier, pilot, and politician, Minister for International Security Strategy
1947
Christopher Neame, English actor
1946
Tony Bellamy, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2009)
1946
Neil Lyndon, British journalist and writer
1945
Russell "Jungle Jim" Liberman, American drag racer (d. 1977)
1945
Milo Manara, Italian author and illustrator
1945
John Mauceri, American conductor and producer
1944
Lonnie Mayne, American wrestler (d. 1978)
1944
Vladimir Spivakov, Russian violinist and conductor
1944
Barry White, American singer-songwriter (d. 2003)
1943
Maria Muldaur, American folk and blues singer
1943
Leonard Peltier, American political activist and convicted criminal
1942
Michel Drucker, French journalist
1942
Tomás Marco, Spanish composer
1942
François Tavenas, Canadian engineer and academic (d. 2004)
1940
Linda Gray, American model and actress
1940
Mickey Lolich, American baseball player
1940
Stephen J. Solarz, American academic and politician (d. 2010)
1939
Phillip Ramey, American pianist and composer
1939
Henry Waxman, American lawyer and politician
1938
Judy Clay, American soul and gospel singer (d. 2001)
1938
Claude Ruel, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 2015)
1938
Tatiana Troyanos, American operatic soprano (d. 1993)
1937
George Chuvalo, Canadian boxer
1937
Wes Hall, Barbadian cricketer and politician
1935
Richard Hunt, American sculptor
1934
Glenn Davis, American hurdler, sprinter, and football player (d. 2009)
1934
Jaegwon Kim, South Korean-American philosopher and academic
1932
Atli Dam, Faroese engineer and politician, 5th Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands (d. 2005)
1931
Ian Holm, English actor
1931
George Jones, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2013)
1930
Larry Austin, American composer and educator
1929
Harvey Schmidt, American composer and illustrator (d. 2018)
1928
Robert Irwin, American painter and gardener
1928
Muriel Siebert, American businesswoman and philanthropist (d. 2013)
1928
Ernie Vandeweghe, Canadian-American basketball player and physician (d. 2014)
1927
Mathé Altéry, French soprano and actress
1925
Stan Lopata, American baseball player (d. 2013)
1925
Dickie Moore, American actor (d. 2015)
1924
Amílcar Cabral, Guinea-Bissauan political leader (d. 1973)
1922
Antonio Cafiero, Argentinian accountant and politician, Governor of Buenos Aires Province (d. 2014)
1922
Jackson Mac Low, American poet, playwright, and composer (d. 2004)
1922
Mark Rosenzweig, American psychologist and academic (d. 2009)
1921
Frank McGee, American journalist (d. 1974)
1921
Stanisław Lem, Ukrainian-Polish philosopher and author (d. 2006)
1921
Turgut Cansever, Turkish Architect, city planner, thinker (d. 2009)
1920
Irene Dailey, American actress (d. 2008)
1917
Pierre Sévigny, Canadian colonel, academic, and politician (d. 2004)
1917
Han Suyin, Chinese-Swiss physician and author (d. 2012)
1916
Tony Bettenhausen, American race car driver (d. 1961)
1914
Rais Amrohvi, Pakistani psychoanalyst, poet, and scholar (d. 1988)
1914
Desmond Llewelyn, Welsh-English soldier and actor (d. 1999)
1913
Jesse Owens, American sprinter and long jumper (d. 1980)
1909
Donald MacDonald, Canadian trade union leader and politician (d. 1986)
1907
Louis MacNeice, Irish poet and playwright (d. 1963)
1904
István Horthy, Hungarian fighter pilot and deputy regent (d. 1942)
1904
John Courtney Murray, American priest and theologian (d. 1967)
1904
Lou Moore, American race car driver (d. 1956)
1902
Juscelino Kubitschek, Brazilian physician and politician, 21st President of Brazil (d. 1976)
1902
Marya Zaturenska, Ukrainian-American poet and author (d. 1982)
1901
Shmuel Horowitz, Israeli agronomist and academic (d. 1999)
1900
Haskell Curry, American mathematician, logician, and academic (d. 1982)
1898
Salvador Bacarisse, Spanish composer (d. 1963)
1898
Alma Moodie, Australian violinist and educator (d. 1943)
1898
Ben Shahn, Lithuanian-American painter and photographer (d. 1969)
1897
Irène Joliot-Curie, French chemist and physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1956)
1897
Walter B. Gibson, American magician and author (d. 1985)
1895
Freymóður Jóhannsson, Icelandic painter and composer (d. 1973)
1894
Kyuichi Tokuda, Japanese lawyer and politician (d. 1953)
1894
Dorothy Maud Wrinch, Argentinian-English mathematician, biochemist and philosopher (d. 1976)
1892
Alfred A. Knopf, Sr., American publisher, founded Alfred A. Knopf Inc. (d. 1984)
1891
Pedro Albizu Campos, Puerto Rican lawyer and politician (d. 1965)
1891
Jean-François Martial, Belgian actor (d. 1977)
1891
Arthur Hays Sulzberger, American publisher (d. 1968)
1889
Ugo Pasquale Mifsud, Maltese politician, 3rd Prime Minister of Malta (d. 1942)
1888
Maurice Chevalier, French actor, singer, and dancer (d. 1972)
1885
Heinrich Hoffmann, German photographer and art dealer (d. 1957)
1884
Martin Klein, Estonian wrestler and coach (d. 1947)
1882
Ion Agârbiceanu, Romanian journalist, politician, and archbishop (d. 1963)
1880
H. L. Mencken, American journalist and critic (d. 1956)
1875
Matsunosuke Onoe, Japanese actor and director (d. 1926)
1869
Paweł Owerłło, Polish actor (d. 1957)
1866
Freeman Freeman-Thomas, 1st Marquess of Willingdon, English cricketer and politician, 13th Governor General of Canada (d. 1941)
1862
Carl Eytel, German-American painter and illustrator (d. 1925)
1857
Manuel Espinosa Batista, Colombian pharmacist and politician (d. 1919)
1856
Johann Heinrich Beck, American composer and conductor (d. 1924)
1855
Simon-Napoléon Parent, Canadian lawyer and politician, 12th Premier of Quebec (d. 1920)
1852
H. H. Asquith, English lawyer and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1928)
1837
Louis IV, Grand Duke of Hesse (d. 1892)
1830
William Sprague, American businessman and politician, 27th Governor of Rhode Island (d. 1915)
1829
Anselm Feuerbach, German painter (d. 1880)
1828
William Morgan, English-Australian politician, 14th Premier of South Australia (d. 1883)
1818
Richard Jordan Gatling, American inventor, invented the Gatling gun (d. 1903)
1818
Theodor Kullak, German pianist, composer, and educator (d. 1882)
1812
Edward Shepherd Creasy, English historian and jurist (d. 1878)
1812
Richard March Hoe, American engineer and businessman, invented the Rotary printing press (d. 1886)
1797
Samuel Joseph May, American activist (d. 1871)
1768
Benjamin Carr, English-American singer-songwriter, educator, and publisher (d. 1831)
1740
Johann Heinrich Jung, German author and academic (d. 1817)
1739
Mary Bosanquet Fletcher, Methodist preacher and philanthropist (d. 1815)
1736
Hsinbyushin, Burmese king (d. 1776)
1725
Guillaume Le Gentil, French astronomer (d. 1792)
1690
Peter Dens, Flemish theologian and academic (d. 1775)
1605
William Dugdale, English genealogist and historian (d. 1686)
1590
María de Zayas, Spanish writer (d. 1661)
1552
André Schott, Jesuit priest, academic, linguist, translator, editor (d. 1629)
1494
Francis I of France (d. 1547)
1492
Lorenzo de' Medici, Duke of Urbino (d. 1519)
1415
John de Mowbray, 3rd Duke of Norfolk (d. 1461)

Deaths On This Day

2018
Shen Chun-shan, Taiwanese academic (b.1932)
2017
Allan MacEachen, Canadian economist and politician, Deputy Prime Minister of Canada (b. 1921)
2017
Edith Windsor, American LGBT rights activist and technology manager at IBM (b. 1929)
2015
Claudia Card, American philosopher and academic (b. 1940)
2015
Frank D. Gilroy, American playwright and screenwriter (b. 1925)
2015
Al Monchak, American baseball player and coach (b. 1917)
2015
Aronda Nyakairima, Ugandan general and politician (b. 1959)
2014
Atef Ebeid, Egyptian academic and politician, 47th Prime Minister of Egypt (b. 1932)
2014
John Gustafson, English singer-songwriter and bass player (b. 1942)
2014
Ian Paisley, Northern Irish evangelical pastor (Free Presbyterian Church) and politician, 2nd First Minister of Northern Ireland (b. 1926)
2014
Joe Sample, American pianist and composer (b. 1939)
2014
Hugh Royer, Jr., American golfer (b. 1936)
2013
Ray Dolby, American engineer and businessman, founded Dolby Laboratories (b. 1933)
2013
Warren Giese, American football player, coach, and politician (b. 1924)
2013
Erich Loest, German author and screenwriter (b. 1926)
2013
Candace Pert, American neuroscientist and pharmacologist (b. 1946)
2012
Arkadii Dragomoshchenko, Russian poet and author (b. 1946)
2012
Jon Finlayson, Australian actor and screenwriter (b. 1938)
2012
Derek Jameson, English journalist and broadcaster (b. 1929)
2012
Tom Sims, American skateboarder and snowboarder, founded Sims Snowboards (b. 1950)
2011
Alexander Galimov, Russian ice hockey player (b. 1985)
2010
Claude Chabrol, French actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1930)
2010
Giulio Zignoli, Italian footballer (b. 1946)
2009
Norman Borlaug, American agronomist and humanitarian, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1914)
2009
Jack Kramer, American tennis player and sportscaster (b. 1921)
2009
Willy Ronis, French photographer and author (b. 1910)
2008
Bob Quinn, Australian footballer and coach (b. 1915)
2008
David Foster Wallace, American novelist, short story writer, and essayist (b. 1962)
2007
Bobby Byrd, American singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1934)
2005
Serge Lang, French-American mathematician, author and academic (b. 1927)
2003
Johnny Cash, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (b. 1932)
2000
Stanley Turrentine, American saxophonist, composer, and bandleader (b. 1934)
1999
Bill Quackenbush, Canadian-American ice hockey player and coach (b. 1922)
1997
Judith Merril, American-Canadian science fiction writer, editor and political activist (b. 1923)
1996
Ernesto Geisel, Brazilian general and politician, 29th President of Brazil (b. 1907)
1995
Jeremy Brett, English actor (b. 1933)
1995
Yasutomo Nagai, Japanese motorcycle racer (b. 1965)
1994
Tom Ewell, American actor (b. 1909)
1994
Boris Yegorov, Russian physician and astronaut (b. 1937)
1993
Raymond Burr, Canadian-American actor and director (b. 1917)
1992
Anthony Perkins, American actor, singer, and director (b. 1932)
1991
Bruce Matthews, Canadian general and businessman (b. 1909)
1990
Athene Seyler, English actress (b. 1889)
1987
John Qualen, Canadian-American actor (b. 1899)
1986
Jacques Henri Lartigue, French painter and photographer (b. 1894)
1986
Charlotte Wolff, German-English psychotherapist and physician (b. 1897)
1982
Federico Moreno Torroba, Spanish composer and conductor (b. 1891)
1981
Eugenio Montale, Italian poet, essayist and translator, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1896)
1978
William Hudson, New Zealand-Australian engineer (b. 1896)
1977
Steve Biko, South African activist (b. 1946)
1977
Les Haylen, Australian journalist and politician (b. 1898)
1977
Robert Lowell, American poet (b. 1917)
1972
William Boyd, American actor and producer (b. 1895)
1971
Walter Egan, American golfer (b. 1881)
1968
Tommy Armour, Scottish-American golfer and journalist (b. 1894)
1967
Vladimir Bartol, Italian-Slovene author and playwright (b. 1903)
1962
Spot Poles, American baseball player and soldier (b. 1887)
1962
Rangeya Raghav, Indian author and playwright (b. 1923)
1961
Carl Hermann, German physicist and academic (b. 1898)
1956
Sándor Festetics, Hungarian politician, Hungarian Minister of War (b. 1882)
1953
James Hamilton, 3rd Duke of Abercorn, English politician, Governor of Northern Ireland (b. 1869)
1953
Hugo Schmeisser, German engineer (b. 1884)
1953
Lewis Stone, American actor (b. 1879)
1949
Erik Adolf von Willebrand, Finnish physician (b. 1870)
1945
Hajime Sugiyama, Japanese field marshal and politician, 44th Japanese Minister of War (b. 1880)
1942
Valentine Baker, Welsh co-founder of the Martin-Baker Aircraft Company (b. 1888)
1927
Sarah Frances Whiting, American physicist and astronomer (b. 1847)
1923
Jules Violle, French physicist and academic (b. 1841)
1919
Leonid Andreyev, Russian author and playwright (b. 1871)
1918
George Reid, Australian accountant and politician, 4th Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1845)
1912
Pierre-Hector Coullié, French cardinal (b. 1829)
1907
Ilia Chavchavadze, Georgian poet, journalist, and lawyer (b. 1837)
1903
Duncan Gillies, Scottish-Australian businessman and politician, 14th Premier of Victoria (b. 1834)
1874
François Guizot, French historian and politician, 22nd Prime Minister of France (b. 1787)
1870
Fitz Hugh Ludlow, American journalist, explorer, and author (b. 1836)
1869
Peter Mark Roget, English physician, theologian, and lexicographer (b. 1779)
1836
Christian Dietrich Grabbe, German playwright (b. 1801)
1819
Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher, Prussian general (b. 1742)
1814
Robert Ross, Irish general (b. 1766)
1810
Sir Francis Baring, 1st Baronet, English banker and politician (b. 1740)
1779
Richard Grenville-Temple, 2nd Earl Temple, English politician, Lord Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire (b. 1711)
1764
Jean-Philippe Rameau, French composer and theorist (b. 1683)
1712
Jan van der Heyden, Dutch painter and illustrator (b. 1637)
1683
Afonso VI of Portugal (b. 1643)
1674
Nicolaes Tulp, Dutch anatomist and politician (b. 1593)
1672
Tanneguy Le Fèvre, French scholar and author (b. 1615)
1665
Jean Bolland, Belgian priest and hagiographer (b. 1596)
1660
Jacob Cats, Dutch poet, jurist, and politician (b. 1577)
1642
Henri Coiffier de Ruzé, Marquis of Cinq-Mars, French conspirator (b. 1620)
1612
Vasili IV of Russia (b. 1552)
1544
Clément Marot, French poet (b. 1496)
1500
Albert III, Duke of Saxony (b. 1443)
1439
Sidi El Houari, Algerian imam (b. 1350)
1368
Blanche of Lancaster (b. 1345/1347)
1362
Pope Innocent VI (b. 1295)
1213
Peter II of Aragon (b. 1174)
1185
Andronikos I Komnenos, Byzantine emperor (b. 1118)
973
Nefingus, bishop of Angers
640
Sak K'uk', Mayan queen

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