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On This Day in History:  September 14

September 14 is the 257th day of the year (258th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 108 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2019
Double cancer survivor wins $4.6 million lottery jackpot. An Oregon cancer survivor's lucky streak continued this month with a $4.6 million lottery win, according to state officials.
2017
Florida Irma evacuee and mother of three wins $10K lottery in North Carolina. A Florida woman who evacuated from Hurricane Irma with her three children won $10,000 on a lottery scratch-off ticket while sheltering in North Carolina.
2016
Pa. Lottery adds 'Wild Ball' feature to all numbers games. The Pennsylvania Lottery has launched "Wild Ball," an optional add-on that gives players more chances to win the daily numbers games.
2015
Last try for Alabama lottery dies in Senate committee. Legislation that would have authorized a public vote to establish an Alabama "Powerball" like lottery died this afternoon in a state Senate committee.
2012
'Robot' to replace Michigan Lottery readers. It's the end of the line for the three people who read the lottery numbers on Detroit TV.
2012
Michigan Senate bill lets lottery winners remain anonymous. Michigan winners of multistate lotteries could choose to remain anonymous, under a bill that passed a state Senate committee Thursday.
2012
Illinois Lottery superintendent at odds with private manager of lottery. Illinois Lottery superintendent Michael Jones and the private management consortium running the Illinois Lottery are at odds over penalties for failing to meet stipulated profit goals.
2010
Illinois Lottery privatization announcement expected Wednesday. Illinois is soon to become the first in the United States to turn over its state lottery operations to a privately owned company.
2009
Scratch-off lottery tickets arrive in Arkansas. Shrink-wrapped pallets arrived by tractor-trailer Monday to a warehouse in southwest Little Rock, a first shipment of about 30 million scratch-off tickets destined to inaugurate the start of Arkansas' state lottery.
2009
N.D. lottery ticket sales, profits continue slide. Despite hefty increases in promotional spending, lottery ticket sales and profits have declined in North Dakota during the past two years and led to a large reduction in the lottery's financial reserves.
2008
Sweet dreams in hard times add to lottery sales. Many state lotteries across the country are experiencing record sales, driven in part by intense marketing but also by people who are trying to turn a lottery ticket into a ticket out of hard times.
2007
Michigan Lottery again to offer $50 Super Raffle tickets. Michigan residents can start dreaming of potential purchases next week when they get another chance to try their luck at one of Michigan's most expensive lottery games.
2007
Tennessee Lottery takes back refund offer. Today the Tennessee Lottery rescinded its offer from last week to refund tickets purchased with the wrong jackpot amount listed.
2007
Record powerball lottery winner reflects on sad life. In his darkest moments, Jack Whittaker has sometimes wondered if winning the nearly $315 million Powerball game was really worth it.
2007
Tennessee rep calls for lottery oversight meeting. Citing concerns that recent operational missteps could damage consumer confidence in the Tennessee Education Lottery, Democratic Leader Sen. Jim Kyle today called for a meeting of the General Assembly's Lottery Oversight Committee to be convened as soon as possible.
2006
Frist continues crusade against Internet gambling. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist is trying use a bill authorizing U.S. military operations, including in Iraq and Afghanistan, to prohibit people from using credit cards to settle Internet gambling debts.
2005
Mega Millions lottery jackpot to be a quarter-billion for Friday. Millions and millions of tickets sold, but no one managed to pick the right combination of numbers in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery game. The $200 million dollars up for grabs in Tuesday night's game went without a top winner, hiking the jackpot to $250 million for Friday.
2005
Missouri Lottery appoints new director. The Missouri Lottery Commission on Monday named its longtime chief financial officer, Larry Jansen, as the agency's new executive director.
2005
Gtech lottery, gaming units may be split in sale. If Gtech Holdings Inc. is sold, as recent reports suggest, it may be marketed in pieces to buyers interested in its global lottery operations and gaming equipment business.
2005
Kansas Lottery plans to unveil pocket-sized slot machines. If the Kansas Lottery has its way, thousands of people soon will be carrying small electronic slot machines -- in their coat or shirt pockets.
2005
Four accused in Florida lottery ticket fraud. Four Colombian nationals living in Florida were arrested and charged with fraud, after trying to scam a Florida resident out of $29,000.
2004
Illinois Lottery's founder remembered. As the Illinois Lottery turns 30, Zeke Giorgi, the lottery's founder, was remembered by his family and the lottery.
2004
Hundreds Descend on Lottery Headquarters To Collect Winnings. Four little numbers added up to nearly $6 million for 4,653 people who played the Connecticut Lottery's Play 4 game last Friday.
2004
Powerball lottery winnings to help pay bail. Lottery millionaire Victoria Zell got her money from Powerball, but now she's using a major chunk of it for "powerbail."

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$301 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 14, 2013
2.$258 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 16, 2005
3.$227 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 14, 2018
4.$222 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 14, 2016
5.$192 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 17, 2019
6.€173 Million
US$191.11 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Sep 17, 2019
7.$185 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 16, 2015
8.$171 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 17, 2014
9.$163 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 15, 2006
10.€140.15 Million
US$157.56 Million
Draw Date
Sep 15, 2016
11.$157 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 16, 2006
12.€130 Million
US$155.26 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Sep 15, 2017
13.€100 Million
US$147.08 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Sep 18, 2009
14.$147 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 15, 2018
15.$136 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 17, 2008
16.$133.2 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 16, 2017
17.$133 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 16, 2016
18.$130 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 17, 2013
19.$125 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 15, 2012
20.$100 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 14, 2002
21.$95 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 16, 2009
22.€73 Million
US$94.54 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Sep 16, 2014
23.$94 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 15, 2010
24.€76 Million
US$92.92 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Sep 16, 2005
25.$86 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 15, 2017

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1987
Monday, Sep 14, 1987
32 years old
1983
Wednesday, Sep 14, 1983
36 years old
1979
Friday, Sep 14, 1979
40 years old
1974
Saturday, Sep 14, 1974
45 years old
1974
Saturday, Sep 14, 1974
45 years old
1970
Monday, Sep 14, 1970
49 years old
1965
Tuesday, Sep 14, 1965
54 years old
1963
Saturday, Sep 14, 1963
56 years old
1962
Friday, Sep 14, 1962
57 years old
1955
Wednesday, Sep 14, 1955
64 years old
1953
Monday, Sep 14, 1953
66 years old
(year not provided)

Worldwide Events On This Day

2018
Hurricane Florence makes landfall near Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, bringing catastrophic flooding to many areas cross the state's coastline.
2015
The first observation of gravitational waves was made, announced by the LIGO and Virgo collaborations on 11 February 2016.
2007
Financial crisis of 2007-2008: The Northern Rock bank experiences the first bank run in the United Kingdom in 150 years.
2003
In a referendum, Estonia approves joining the European Union.
2001
Historic National Prayer Service held at Washington National Cathedral for victims of the September 11 attacks. A similar service is held in Canada on Parliament Hill, the largest vigil ever held in the nation's capital.
2000
Microsoft releases Windows ME.
1999
Kiribati, Nauru and Tonga join the United Nations.
1998
Telecommunications companies MCI Communications and WorldCom complete their $37 billion merger to form MCI WorldCom.
1997
Eighty-one killed as five bogies of the Ahmedabad-Howrah Express plunge into a river in Bilaspur district of Madhya Pradesh, India.
1994
The Major League Baseball season is canceled because of a strike.
1992
The Constitutional Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina declares the breakaway Croatian Republic of Herzeg-Bosnia to be illegal.
1985
Penang Bridge, the longest bridge in Malaysia, connecting the island of Penang to the mainland, opens to traffic.
1984
Joe Kittinger becomes the first person to fly a gas balloon alone across the Atlantic Ocean.
1982
President-elect of Lebanon Bachir Gemayel is assassinated.
1979
Afghan PresidentNur Muhammad Taraki is assassinated upon the order of Hafizullah Amin, who becomes the new president.
1975
The first American saint, Elizabeth Ann Seton, is canonized by Pope Paul VI.
1969
The US Selective Service selects September 14 as the First Draft Lottery date.
1960
The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) is founded.
1960
Congo Crisis: With CIA help, Mobutu Sese Seko seizes power in a military coup, suspending parliament and the constitution.
1959
The Soviet probe Luna 2 crashes onto the Moon, becoming the first man-made object to reach it.
1958
The first two German post-war rockets, designed by the German engineer Ernst Mohr, reach the upper atmosphere.
1954
In a top secret nuclear test, a Soviet Tu-4 bomber drops a 40 kiloton atomic weapon just north of Totskoye village.
1948
The Indian Army captures the city of Aurangabad as part of Operation Polo.
1944
World War II: Maastricht becomes the first Dutch city to be liberated by allied forces.
1943
World War II: The Wehrmacht starts a three-day retaliatory operation targeting several Greek villages in the region of Viannos, whose death toll would eventually exceed 500 persons.
1940
Ip massacre: The Hungarian Army, supported by local Hungarians, kill 158 Romanian civilians in Ip, Sălaj, a village in Northern Transylvania, an act of ethnic cleansing.
1939
World War II: The Estonian military boards the Polish submarine ORP Orzeł in Tallinn, sparking a diplomatic incident that the Soviet Union will later use to justify the annexation of Estonia.
1936
Raoul Villain, who assassinated the French Socialist Jean Jaures, is himself killed by Spanish Republicans in Ibiza
1917
The Russian Empire is formally replaced by the Russian Republic.
1914
HMAS AE1, the Royal Australian Navy's first submarine, was lost at sea with all hands near East New Britain, Papua New Guinea.
1901
U.S. President William McKinley dies after an assassination attempt on September 6, and is succeeded by Vice President Theodore Roosevelt.
1862
American Civil War: The Battle of South Mountain, part of the Maryland Campaign, is fought.
1846
Jang Bahadur and his brothers massacre about 40 members of the Nepalese palace court.
1829
The Ottoman Empire signs the Treaty of Adrianople with Russia, thus ending the Russo-Turkish War.
1814
Battle of Baltimore: The poem Defence of Fort McHenry is written by Francis Scott Key. The poem is later used as the lyrics of The Star-Spangled Banner.
1812
Napoleonic Wars: The French Grande Armée enters Moscow. The Fire of Moscow begins as soon as Russian troops leave the city.
1808
Finnish War: Russians defeat the Swedes at the Battle of Oravais.
1791
The Papal States lose Avignon to Revolutionary France.
1782
American Revolutionary War: Review of the French troops under General Rochambeau by General George Washington at Verplanck's Point, New York.
1763
Seneca warriors defeat British forces at the Battle of Devil's Hole during Pontiac's War.
1752
The British Empire adopts the Gregorian calendar, skipping eleven days (the previous day was September 2).
1741
George Frideric Handel completes his oratorio Messiah.
1723
Grand Master António Manoel de Vilhena lays down the first stone of Fort Manoel in Malta.
1682
Bishop Gore School, one of the oldest schools in Wales, is founded.
1607
Flight of the Earls from Lough Swilly, Donegal, Ireland.
1402
Battle of Homildon Hill results in an English victory over Scotland.
1180
Genpei War: Battle of Ishibashiyama in Japan.
919
Battle of Islandbridge: High King Niall Glúndub is killed while leading an Irish coalition against the Vikings of Uí Ímair, led by King Sitric Cáech.
786
"Night of the three Caliphs": Harun al-Rashid becomes the Abbasid caliph upon the death of his brother al-Hadi. Birth of Harun's son al-Ma'mun.
629
Emperor Heraclius enters Constantinople in triumph after his victory over the Persian Empire.
AD 81
Domitian becomes Emperor of the Roman Empire upon the death of his brother Titus.

Births On This Day

1996
Hugh Bernard, English cricketer
1996
Myles Wright, English professional footballer
1995
Orazio Fantasia, Australian footballer
1995
Deshaun Watson, American football player
1994
Brahim Darri, Dutch footballer
1994
Daniel O'Shaughnessy, Finnish professional football central defender
1994
Krasimir Stanoev, Bulgarian footballer
1993
Brandon Brown, American race car driver
1993
Sajan Prakash, Indian swimmer
1992
Connor Fields, American cyclist
1992
Zico, South Korean rapper
1991
Dee Milliner, American football player
1991
Nana, South Korean singer, actress and model
1991
Shayne Topp, American actor and Smosh cast member
1990
Douglas Costa, Brazilian footballer
1990
Petar Filipović, German-born Croatian footballer
1990
Belinda Hocking, Australian backstroke swimmer
1990
Cecilie Pedersen, Norwegian footballer
1989
Jessica Brown Findlay, English actress
1989
Logan Henderson, American singer-songwriter
1989
Jesse James, American actor
1989
Lee Jong-suk, South Korean actor and model
1988
Martin Fourcade, French biathlete
1988
Diogo Salomão, Portuguese footballer
1987
Michael Crabtree, American football player
1987
Tinchy Stryder, Ghanaian-English rapper and producer
1986
Jonathan Monaghan, American director, producer, and screenwriter
1986
Steven Naismith, Scottish footballer
1986
Barış Özbek, German-Turkish footballer
1986
Alan Sheehan, Irish footballer
1986
Ai Takahashi, Japanese singer and actress
1985
Paolo Gregoletto, American bass player and songwriter
1985
Trevis Smith, American football player
1985
Aya Ueto, Japanese actress and singer
1985
Delmon Young, American baseball player
1984
Ayushmann Khurrana, Indian film actor, singer and anchor
1983
Arash Borhani, Iranian footballer
1983
Josh Outman, American baseball player
1983
Frostee Rucker, American football player
1983
Amy Winehouse, English singer-songwriter (d. 2011)
1982
SoShy, French-American singer-songwriter
1982
Petr Průcha, Czech ice hockey player
1981
Miyavi, Japanese singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1981
Katie Lee, American chef, author, and critic
1981
Stefan Reisinger, German footballer
1981
Yumi Adachi, Japanese actress and singer
1980
Ayọ, German singer-songwriter and actress
1980
Gareth Maybin, Northern Irish professional golfer
1979
Ivica Olić, Croatian footballer
1979
Stefan Stam, Dutch footballer
1978
Ben Cohen, English rugby union player
1978
Carmen Kass, Estonian model and actress
1978
Danielle Peck, American singer-songwriter
1977
Mattias Agabus, Estonian architect
1977
Malik Bendjelloul, Swedish director and producer (d. 2014)
1977
Miyu Matsuki, Japanese voice actress and singer (d. 2015)
1976
Agustín Calleri, Argentinian tennis player
1974
Chad Bradford, American baseball player
1974
Hicham El Guerrouj, Moroccan runner
1974
Mattias Marklund, Swedish guitarist
1974
Sunday Oliseh, Nigerian footballer and manager
1974
Helgi Sigurðsson, Icelandic footballer
1974
Patrick van Balkom, Dutch sprinter
1973
Tony Bui, Vietnamese director, producer, and screenwriter
1973
Terrell Fletcher, American football player
1973
Andrew Lincoln, English actor
1973
Nas, American rapper
1973
Linvoy Primus, English footballer
1973
Mike Ward, Canadian comedian and actor
1972
Notah Begay III, American golfer
1972
David Bell, American baseball player and coach
1971
Jeff Loomis, American guitarist and songwriter
1971
Andre Matos, Brazilian singer-songwriter and pianist
1971
Christopher McCulloch, American voice actor, producer, and screenwriter
1971
Kimberly Williams-Paisley, American actress, director, and producer
1971
Bill Pilczuk, American swimmer
1970
Francesco Casagrande, Italian cyclist
1970
Ben Garant, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1970
Satoshi Kojima, Japanese wrestler
1970
Jason Martin, Australian rugby league player, singer, and guitarist
1970
Craig Montoya, American singer-songwriter and bass player
1970
Mark Webber, English guitarist
1969
Denis Betts, English rugby league player and coach
1969
Konstandinos Koukodimos, Australian-Greek long jumper and politician
1968
Grant Shapps, English politician
1968
Michelle Stafford, American actress, producer, and screenwriter
1967
Jens Lien, Norwegian director, producer, and screenwriter
1967
John Power, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
1966
Aamer Sohail, Pakistani cricketer and politician
1965
Emily Bell, English journalist and academic
1965
Dmitry Medvedev, Russian lawyer and politician, 3rd President of Russia
1965
Kevin O'Hare, English ballet dancer and director
1964
Faith Ford, American actress
1963
Robin Singh, Trinidadian-Indian cricketer and coach
1962
Robert Herjavec, Croatian-Canadian businessman
1962
Tom Kurvers, American ice hockey player and sportscaster
1962
Bonnie Jo Campbell, American novelist and short story writer
1961
Freeman Mbowe, Tanzanian politician
1961
Wendy Thomas, American businesswoman
1960
Ronald Lengkeek, Dutch footballer
1960
Melissa Leo, American actress
1960
Callum Keith Rennie, English-Canadian actor and producer
1959
John Berry, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1959
Morten Harket, Norwegian singer-songwriter
1958
Paul Clark, English footballer and manager
1958
Jeff Crowe, New Zealand cricketer, referee, and manager
1958
Arlindo Cruz, Brazilian singer-songwriter
1958
Beth Nielsen Chapman, American singer-songwriter
1957
Tim Wallach, American baseball player and coach
1957
Kepler Wessels, South African cricketer, coach, and sportscaster
1956
Paul Allott, English cricketer and sportscaster
1956
Kostas Karamanlis, Greek lawyer and politician, 181st Prime Minister of Greece
1956
Nathalie Roussel, French actress
1956
Ray Wilkins, English footballer and manager (d. 2018)
1956
Lefteris Zagoritis, Greek lawyer and politician
1955
Steve Berlin, American saxophonist, keyboard player, and producer
1955
Geraldine Brooks, Australian-American novelist and journalist
1955
William Jackson, Scottish harp player and composer
1955
Edu Manzano, American-Filipino actor and politician
1954
Barry Cowsill, American singer-songwriter, keyboard player, and producer (d. 2005)
1954
David Wojnarowicz, American painter and photographer (d. 1992)
1953
Tom Cora, American cellist and composer (d. 1998)
1953
Judy Playfair, Australian swimmer
1951
Volodymyr Melnykov, Ukrainianpoet, writer, songwriter and composer
1950
Paul Kossoff, English guitarist and songwriter (d. 1976)
1950
Masami Kuwashima, Japanese race car driver
1950
Mike Nifong, American lawyer and politician
1950
John Steptoe, American author and illustrator (d. 1989)
1949
Steve Gaines, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1977)
1949
Ed King, American guitarist and songwriter (Strawberry Alarm Clock, Lynyrd Skynyrd) (d. 2018)
1949
Tommy Seebach, Danish singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer (d. 2003)
1949
Fred "Sonic" Smith, American guitarist and songwriter (d. 1994)
1949
Eikichi Yazawa, Japanese singer-songwriter
1948
Marc Reisner, American environmentalist and author (d. 2000)
1947
Jon Bauman, American singer
1947
Sam Neill, Northern Irish-New Zealand actor and director
1946
Pete Agnew, Scottish rock bassist and singer (Nazareth)
1946
Jim Angle, American soldier and journalist
1946
Wolfgang Sühnholz, German-American soccer player and coach
1945
Martin Tyler, English sportscaster
1944
Joey Heatherton, American actress, singer, and dancer
1944
Günter Netzer, German footballer and manager
1943
Irwin Goodman, Finnish singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1991)
1943
Marcos Valle, Brazilian singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer
1942
Oliver Lake, American saxophonist, flute player, and composer
1942
Roger Lyons, English trade union leader
1942
Bernard MacLaverty, Irish author, playwright, and screenwriter
1941
Bruce Hyde, American actor and academic (d. 2015)
1941
Ian Kennedy, English lawyer and academic
1941
Joan Trumpauer Mulholland, American civil rights activist
1941
Alberto Naranjo, Venezuelan drummer, composer, and bandleader
1941
Alex St. Clair, American guitarist and songwriter (d. 2006)
1940
Ventseslav Konstantinov, Bulgarian writer and translator
1940
Larry Brown, American basketball player and coach
1939
DeWitt Weaver, American golfer
1938
Franco Califano, Libya-born Italian singer-songwriter (d. 2013)
1938
Nicol Williamson, Scottish actor (d. 2011)
1937
Renzo Piano, Italian architect and engineer, designed The Shard and The New York Times Building
1936
Harry Danielsen, Norwegian educator and politician (d. 2011)
1936
Terence Donovan, English photographer and director (d. 1996)
1936
Walter Koenig, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
1936
Ferid Murad, American physician and pharmacologist, Nobel Prize laureate
1936
Lucas Samaras, Greek-American painter and photographer
1935
Fujio Akatsuka, Japanese illustrator (d. 2008)
1934
Sarah Kofman, French philosopher and academic (d. 1994)
1934
Paul Little, New Zealand rugby player (d. 1993)
1934
Kate Millett, American author and activist (d. 2017)
1934
Don Walser, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2006)
1933
Zoe Caldwell, Australian actress
1933
Harve Presnell, American actor and singer (d. 2009)
1932
Harry Sinden, Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and manager
1932
John Tembo, Malawian politician
1930
Allan Bloom, American philosopher and academic (d. 1992)
1930
Romola Costantino, Australian pianist and critic (d. 1988)
1930
Eugene I. Gordon, American physicist and engineer (d. 2014)
1929
Larry Collins, American-French journalist, historian, and author (d. 2005)
1928
Jay Cameron, American reed player and saxophonist (d. 2001)
1928
Alberto Korda, Cuban photographer (d. 2001)
1928
Angus Ogilvy, English businessman (d. 2004)
1927
Martin Caidin, American author and screenwriter (d. 1997)
1927
Janet Davies, English actress (d. 1986)
1927
Gardner Dickinson, American golfer (d. 1998)
1927
Jim Fanning, American-Canadian baseball player and manager (d. 2015)
1927
Edmund Szoka, American cardinal (d. 2014)
1926
Michel Butor, French author and critic (d. 2016)
1926
Richard Ellsasser, American organist, composer, and conductor (d. 1972)
1926
Carmen Franco, 1st Duchess of Franco, Spanish noblewoman (d. 2017)
1924
Patricia Barringer, American baseball player and accountant (d. 2007)
1924
Jerry Coleman, American baseball player and manager (d. 2014)
1924
Abioseh Nicol, Sierra Leonean-English physician, academic, and diplomat (d. 1994)
1924
Wim Polak, Dutch journalist and politician, Mayor of Amsterdam (d. 1999)
1923
Nicholas Georgiadis, Greek painter and costume designer (d. 2001)
1922
Michel Auclair, German-French actor (d. 1988)
1922
Frances Bergen, American model and actress (d. 2006)
1922
Alfred Käärmann, Estonian soldier and author (d. 2010)
1921
Constance Baker Motley, American lawyer, judge, and politician (d. 2005)
1921
A. Jean de Grandpré, Canadian lawyer, businessman, and academic
1921
Paul Poberezny, American pilot and businessman, founded the Experimental Aircraft Association (d. 2013)
1921
Dario Vittori, Italian-Argentinian actor and producer (d. 2001)
1920
Mario Benedetti, Uruguayan journalist and author (d. 2009)
1920
Lawrence Klein, American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2013)
1920
Alberto Calderón, Argentinian-American mathematician and academic (d. 1998)
1919
Deryck Cooke, English musicologist and broadcaster (d. 1976)
1919
Gil Langley, Australian cricketer, footballer, and politician (d. 2001)
1919
Olga Lowe, South African-English actress (d. 2013)
1919
Kay Medford, American actress (d. 1980)
1918
Georges Berger, Belgian race car driver (d. 1967)
1918
Cachao López, Cuban-American bassist and composer (d. 2008)
1917
Rudolf Baumgartner, Swiss violinist and conductor (d. 2002)
1916
Eric Bentley, English-American singer, playwright, and critic
1916
John Heyer, Australian director and producer (d. 2001)
1915
John Dobson, Chinese-American astronomer and author, designed the Dobsonian telescope (d. 2014)
1914
Mae Boren Axton, American composer and educator (d. 1997)
1914
Clayton Moore, American actor (d. 1999)
1913
Jacobo Árbenz, Guatemalan captain and politician, President of Guatemala (d. 1971)
1913
Rubby Sherr, American physicist and academic (d. 2013)
1911
William H. Armstrong, American author and educator (d. 1999)
1910
Lehman Engel, American composer and conductor (d. 1982)
1910
Jack Hawkins, English actor and producer (d. 1973)
1910
Yiannis Latsis, Greek businessman (d. 2003)
1910
Rolf Liebermann, Swiss-French composer and manager (d. 1999)
1909
Peter Scott, English ornithologist, painter, and sailor (d. 1989)
1907
Yuri Ivask, Russian-American poet and critic (d. 1986)
1904
Richard Mohaupt, German composer and Kapellmeister (d. 1957)
1903
Mart Raud, Estonian poet and author (d. 1980)
1902
Giorgos Papasideris, Greek singer-songwriter (d. 1977)
1902
Alice Tully, American soprano and philanthropist (d. 1993)
1898
Lawrence Gellert, Hungarian-American musicologist and song collector (d. 1979)
1898
Ernest Nash, German-Italian photographer and scholar (d. 1974)
1898
Hal B. Wallis, American film producer (d. 1986)
1896
José Mojica, Mexican tenor and actor (d. 1974)
1892
Laurence W. Allen, English lieutenant and pilot (d. 1968)
1891
Ivan Matveyevich Vinogradov, Russian mathematician and academic (d. 1983)
1887
Paul Kochanski, Polish violinist and composer (d. 1934)
1887
Karl Taylor Compton, American physicist, 9th president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (d. 1954)
1886
Jan Masaryk, Czech soldier and politician, Czech Minister of Foreign Affairs (d. 1948)
1885
Vittorio Gui, Italian conductor, composer, and critic (d. 1975)
1883
Richard Gerstl, Austrian painter and illustrator (d. 1908)
1880
Benjamin, Russian bishop and missionary (d. 1961)
1880
Archie Hahn, American sprinter, football player, and coach (d. 1955)
1879
Margaret Sanger, American nurse and activist (d. 1966)
1872
John Olof Dahlgren, Swedish-American soldier, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1963)
1869
Kid Nichols, American baseball player and manager (d. 1953)
1868
Théodore Botrel, French singer-songwriter, poet, and playwright (d. 1925)
1867
Charles Dana Gibson, American illustrator (d. 1944)
1864
Robert Cecil, 1st Viscount Cecil of Chelwood, English lawyer and politician, Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1958)
1860
Hamlin Garland, American novelist, poet, essayist, and short story writer (d. 1940)
1857
Julia Platt, American embryologist and politician (d. 1935)
1853
Ponnambalam Arunachalam, Sri Lankan civil servant and politician (d. 1924)
1850
Anton Mahnič, Slovenian bishop, philosopher, and theologian (d. 1920)
1847
Fanny Holland, English actress and singer (d. 1931)
1843
Lola Rodríguez de Tió, Puerto Rican poet, abolitionist, and women's rights activist (d. 1924)
1837
Nikolai Bugaev, Georgian-Russian mathematician and philosopher (d. 1903)
1816
Mary Hall Barrett Adams, American book editor and letter writer (d. 1860)
1804
John Gould, English ornithologist and illustrator (d. 1881)
1804
Louis Désiré Maigret, French bishop (d. 1882)
1791
Franz Bopp, German linguist and academic (d. 1867)
1774
Lord William Bentinck, English general and politician, 14th Governor-General of India (d. 1839)
1769
Alexander von Humboldt, German geographer and explorer (d. 1859)
1737
Michael Haydn, Austrian singer and composer (d. 1806)
1736
Robert Raikes, English philanthropist, founded Sunday school (d. 1811)
1721
Eliphalet Dyer, American colonel, lawyer, and politician (d. 1807)
1713
Johann Kies, German astronomer and mathematician (d. 1781)
1656
Thomas Baker, English historian and author (d. 1746)
1643
Jeremiah Dummer, American silversmith (d. 1718)
1618
Peter Lely, Dutch-English painter (d. 1680)
1580
Francisco de Quevedo, Spanish poet and politician (d. 1645)
1547
Johan van Oldenbarnevelt, Dutch politician (d. 1619)
1543
Claudio Acquaviva, Italian priest, 5th Superior General of the Society of Jesus (d. 1615)
1486
Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa, German theologian, astrologer, and alchemist (d. 1535)
1485
Anna of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Landgravine of Hesse (d. 1525)
1401
Maria of Castile, Queen consort of Aragon and Naples (d. 1458)
1388
Claudius Clavus, Danish geographer and cartographer (d. 1438)
1384
Ephraim of Nea Makri, Greek martyr and saint (d. 1426)
1246
John FitzAlan, 7th Earl of Arundel, English nobleman (d. 1272)
1032
Dao Zong, Chinese emperor (d. 1101)
953
Guo Zongxun, Chinese emperor (d. 973)
938
Sahib ibn Abbad, Persian scholar and statesman (d. 995)
768
Al-Ma'mun, Abbasid caliph, 7th (d. 833)
208
Diadumenian, Roman emperor (d. 218)

Deaths On This Day

2015
Davey Browne, Australian boxer (b. 1986)
2015
Fred DeLuca, American businessman, co-founded Subway (b. 1947)
2015
Martin Kearns, English drummer (b. 1977)
2015
Corneliu Vadim Tudor, Romanian journalist and politician (b. 1949)
2014
Tony Auth, American illustrator (b. 1942)
2014
Peter Gutteridge, New Zealand singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1961)
2014
E. Jennifer Monaghan, English-American historian, author, and academic (b. 1933)
2013
Maksym Bilyi, Ukrainian footballer (b. 1989)
2013
Osama El-Baz, Egyptian soldier and diplomat (b. 1931)
2013
Faith Leech, Australian swimmer (b. 1941)
2012
Jacques Antoine, French game show producer, created The Crystal Maze and Fort Boyard (b. 1924)
2012
Eduardo Castro Luque, Mexican businessman and politician (b. 1963)
2012
Winston Rekert, Canadian actor and director (b. 1949)
2012
Kan Yuet-keung, Hong Kong banker, lawyer, and politician (b. 1913)
2011
Malcolm Wallop, American politician (b. 1933)
2009
Keith Floyd, English chef and author (b. 1943)
2009
Henry Gibson, American actor (b. 1935)
2009
Jody Powell, American diplomat, White House Press Secretary (b. 1943)
2009
Patrick Swayze, American actor, singer, and dancer (b. 1952)
2008
Hyman Golden, American businessman, co-founded Snapple (b. 1923)
2007
Jacques Martin, French television host and producer (b. 1933)
2007
Robert Savoie, Canadian opera singer (b. 1927)
2006
Mickey Hargitay, Hungarian-American bodybuilder and actor (b. 1926)
2006
Esme Melville, Australian actress (b. 1918)
2005
William Berenberg, American physician and academic (b. 1915)
2005
Vladimir Volkoff, French soldier and author (b. 1932)
2005
Robert Wise, American director and producer (b. 1914)
2003
Jerry Fleck, American actor and director (b. 1947)
2003
Garrett Hardin, American ecologist and author (b. 1915)
2003
John Serry, Sr., American accordion player and composer (b. 1915)
2002
LaWanda Page, American actress (b. 1920)
2001
Stelios Kazantzidis, Greek singer and guitarist (b. 1931)
2000
Beah Richards, American actress (b. 1920)
2000
Jerzy Giedroyc, Belarusian-Polish soldier and activist (b. 1906)
1999
Charles Crichton, English director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1910)
1999
Giannos Kranidiotis, Greek politician and diplomat (b. 1947)
1998
Yang Shangkun, Chinese politician, and 4th President of China (b. 1907)
1996
Rose Ouellette, Canadian actress and manager (b. 1903)
1996
Juliet Prowse, Indian-South African actress, singer, and dancer (b. 1937)
1995
Maurice K. Goddard, American colonel and politician (b. 1912)
1994
Marika Krevata, Greek actress (b. 1910)
1992
August Komendant, Estonian-American engineer and academic (b. 1906)
1992
Paul Martin Sr., Canadian lawyer and politician, 12th Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1903)
1991
Julie Bovasso, American actress and playwright (b. 1930)
1991
Russell Lynes, American historian, photographer, and author (b. 1910)
1989
Pérez Prado, Cuban-Mexican singer-songwriter and pianist (b. 1916)
1986
Gordon McLendon, American broadcaster, founded the Liberty Broadcasting System (b. 1921)
1984
Janet Gaynor, American actress (b. 1906)
1982
Christian Ferras, French violinist (b. 1933)
1982
John Gardner, American novelist, essayist, and critic (b. 1933)
1982
Bachir Gemayel, Lebanese commander and politician (b. 1947)
1982
Grace Kelly, American-Monacan actress; Princess of Monaco (b. 1929)
1981
Furry Lewis, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1899)
1981
William Loeb III, American publisher (b. 1905)
1979
Nur Muhammad Taraki, Afghan journalist and politician, 3rd President of Afghanistan (b. 1917)
1975
Walter Herbert, German-American conductor (b. 1902)
1966
Gertrude Berg, American actress and screenwriter (b. 1899)
1966
Hiram Wesley Evans, American Ku Klux Klan leader (b. 1881)
1966
Cemal Gürsel, Turkish general and politician, 4th President of Turkey (b. 1895)
1965
J. W. Hearne, English cricketer (b. 1891)
1962
Frederick Schule, American hurdler, football player, and coach (b. 1879)
1961
Ernst Gustav Kühnert, Estonian-German architect and historian (b. 1885)
1960
M. Karagatsis, Greek author, playwright, and critic (b. 1908)
1959
Wayne Morris, American actor, singer, and producer (b. 1914)
1952
John McPhee, Australian businessman and politician, 27th Premier of Tasmania (b. 1874)
1951
Fritz Busch, German conductor and director (b. 1890)
1942
E. S. Gosney, American eugenicist and philanthropist, founded Human Betterment Foundation (b. 1855)
1937
Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk, Czech sociologist and politician, 1st President of Czechoslovakia (b. 1850)
1936
Ossip Gabrilowitsch, Russian-American pianist and conductor (b. 1878)
1936
Irving Thalberg, American screenwriter and producer (b. 1899)
1931
Tom Roberts, English-Australian painter and educator (b. 1856)
1927
Isadora Duncan, American-Russian dancer and choreographer (b. 1877)
1916
José Echegaray, Spanish engineer, mathematician, and playwright, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1832)
1905
Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza, Italian-French explorer (b. 1852)
1901
William McKinley, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 25th President of the United States (b. 1843)
1898
William Seward Burroughs I, American businessman, founded the Burroughs Corporation (b. 1857)
1891
Johannes Bosboom, Dutch painter (b. 1817)
1879
Bernhard von Cotta, German geologist and author (b. 1808)
1862
Charles Pearson, English lawyer and politician (b. 1793)
1862
Charles Lennox Richardson, English-Chinese merchant (b. 1834)
1852
Augustus Pugin, English architect and critic, designed Scarisbrick Hall (b. 1812)
1852
Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, Irish-English field marshal and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1769)
1851
James Fenimore Cooper, American novelist, short story writer, and historian (b. 1789)
1836
Aaron Burr, American colonel and politician, 3rd Vice President of the United States (b. 1756)
1821
Heinrich Kuhl, German naturalist and zoologist (b. 1797)
1807
George Townshend, 1st Marquess Townshend, English field marshal and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (b. 1724)
1759
Louis-Joseph de Montcalm, French general (b. 1712)
1749
Richard Temple, 1st Viscount Cobham, English field marshal and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire (b. 1675)
1743
Nicolas Lancret, French painter (b. 1690)
1715
Dom Pérignon, French monk and priest (b. 1638)
1712
Giovanni Domenico Cassini, Italian-French mathematician, astronomer, and engineer (b. 1625)
1646
Robert Devereux, 3rd Earl of Essex, English general and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Staffordshire (b. 1591)
1638
John Harvard, English-American minister and philanthropist (b. 1607)
1613
Thomas Overbury, English poet
1605
Jan Tarnowski, Polish archbishop (b. 1550)
1538
Henry III of Nassau-Breda (b. 1483)
1523
Pope Adrian VI (b. 1459)
1487
Mara Branković, Serbian princess (b. 1416)
1435
John of Lancaster, 1st Duke of Bedford, English politician, Lord High Admiral (b. 1389)
1412
Ingegerd Knutsdotter, Swedish abbess (b. 1356)
1404
Albert IV, duke of Austria (b. 1377)
1401
Dobrogost of Nowy Dwór, Polish bishop (b. 1355)
1321
Dante Alighieri, Italian writer (b. 1265)
1214
Albert Avogadro, Italian lawyer, patriarch, and saint (b. 1149)
1164
Emperor Sutoku of Japan (b. 1119)
1146
Imad ad-Din Zengi, Syrian ruler (b. 1087)
949
Fujiwara no Tadahira, Japanese statesman (b. 880)
927
Cele Dabhaill mac Scannal, Irish abbot
919
Niall Glúndub, High King of Ireland
891
Stephen V, pope of the Catholic Church
820
Li Yong, chancellor of the Tang Dynasty
786
Al-Hadi, Abbasid caliph (b. 764)
775
Constantine V, Byzantine emperor (b. 718)
619
Yang You, emperor of the Sui Dynasty (b. 605)
585
Bidatsu, emperor of Japan (b. 538)
407
John Chrysostom, Byzantine archbishop and saint (b. 347)
258
Cyprian, African bishop and saint (b. 200)
AD 23
Drusus Julius Caesar, Roman son of Tiberius (b. 13 BC)

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