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On This Day in History:  September 18

September 18 is the 261st day of the year (262nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 104 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2020
Lotto Texas jackpot increases again, now the largest in North America. The Texas Lottery continues to shock the country with a Lotto Texas jackpot that refuses to quit. Right now, the estimated annuitized jackpot for the Sat., Sept. 19 drawing is $42.75 million — impressive for an in-state game.
2020
N.C. Lottery introduces six new Fast Play games. North Carolina lottery players can try out the state lottery's newest offering — Fast Play, a type of lottery game with a progressive jackpot that has become popular with other state lotteries in recent years.
2019
Questions surround D.C. lottery and gambling contract, but high-level D.C. staffer says it's fine. Several D.C. Council members are asking whether the $215 million lottery and sports gambling contract the council approved this summer fulfills local business subcontracting requirements. This week, they got an answer from a high-level District staffer: Everything's fine.
2015
N.C. Lottery looking for new HQ as revenues grow. Executives of the North Carolina Education Lottery have initiated a search for new office space that's more than double the size of the lottery's headquarters on Yonkers Road in Raleigh.
2013
When love and lotto don't mix. If you're separated and win the lotto, Family Court could still award a substantial amount to your ex.
2009
Young lottery winner stakes hopes on Wrestling show. The youngest Powerball winner ever has packed up his millions and moved to Tampa Bay, fulfilling his dream of working in the wrestling business with a wild new TV show.
2007
Tennessee House Speaker backs lottery oversight meeting. A meeting of the Tennessee Lottery overight committee inched one step closer today, as Speaker of the House James Naifeh, D-Covington, indicated his support for the meeting, according to an advisor for Sen. Janes Kyle, D-Memphis.
2006
Elderly S.F. man loses $10,000 in lottery scam. Police are asking for the public's help in their investigation of a lottery scam after a 75-year-old San Francisco man was swindled out of $10,000.
2006
N.Y. Comptroller writes scathing letter to lottery board. New York's top fiscal officer is warning a state agency that its delay in approving a VLT casino contract for Aqueduct racetrack is costing the state needed revenues and risking bankruptcy for the New York Racing Association.
2006
N.J. investigators warn of lottery scam. An elderly New Jersey resident narrowly averted losing $2,300 in a lottery scam officials say has targeted at least 800 local residents, most of them senior citizens in Ocean County. In at least three cases in the past two years, residents lost a total of $123,000.
2006
Ga. maintenance man wins Mega Millions lottery jackpot. A 52-year-old maintenance man collected a $163 million lottery jackpot Monday. Now you can call him a retired maintenance man.
2005
N.J. Lottery Retailer Basking in Mega Millions Glory. Winning is good for business, said Yogi Patel, owner of the store that sold the winning $250 million Mega Millions lottery ticket.
2003
Powerball Jackpot Reaches $43 Million. There were no Powerball jackpot winners Wednesday but 322,842 players across the nation won a total of more than $3.5 million in prizes in America's Game.
2003
1 of 2 suspected Pa. Lottery ticket thieves arrested. One of two men who police said stole Pennsylvania Lottery tickets from a Sharon business was arrested a week after the theft.
2003
DVL to Sell Retailers on Tennessee Lottery. Dye Van Mol & Lawrence will handle public relations for the Tennessee Education Lottery, the state's first lottery, the agency said.
2003
$8 Million SuperLotto Fraud Trial -- Opening Statements Are Today. Opening statements in a dispute over the ownership of a California Quick Pick Super Lotto ticket valued at $8 million will be made today, starting in the afternoon, before the Hon. Peter J. Meeka.
2003
GTECH Completes Acquisition Of Interlott Technologies, Inc.. GTECH Holdings Corporation today announced that it has completed the previously-announced acquisition of Ohio-based Interlott Technologies, Inc, a leading provider of instant ticket vending machines (ITVMs) for the lottery industry worldwide.
2003
Wisc. Lottery validates man's $3.4 million Megabucks ticket. Wisconsin Lottery officials said Wednesday they had validated a ticket purchased by a New Berlin man as the winner of a $3.4 million Wisconsin Megabucks jackpot earlier this month.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$399.4 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 18, 2013
2.$252 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 18, 2018
3.$211 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 20, 2019
4.$208 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 19, 2015
5.€188 Million
US$207.27 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Sep 20, 2019
6.$196 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 20, 2014
7.$179 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 20, 2006
8.€139 Million
US$166.65 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Sep 19, 2017
9.$163 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 19, 2018
10.€142.86 Million
US$159.55 Million
Draw Date
Sep 20, 2016
11.$154 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 20, 2008
12.$149 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 19, 2012
13.€100 Million
US$147.08 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Sep 18, 2009
14.$145 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 20, 2013
15.$112 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 18, 2010
16.€87 Million
US$111.83 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Sep 19, 2014
17.$111 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 19, 2009
18.$108 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 21, 2005
19.$94 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 19, 2017
20.€65.04 Million
US$87.75 Million
Draw Date
Sep 22, 2011
21.$87 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 19, 2003
22.$84 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 18, 2004
23.$75 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 20, 2011
24.€67 Million
US$73.87 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Sep 18, 2020
25.$72 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 19, 2014

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1990
Tuesday, Sep 18, 1990
30 years old
1978
Monday, Sep 18, 1978
42 years old
1972
Monday, Sep 18, 1972
48 years old
1970
Friday, Sep 18, 1970
50 years old
1967
Monday, Sep 18, 1967
53 years old
1962
Tuesday, Sep 18, 1962
58 years old
1962
Tuesday, Sep 18, 1962
58 years old
1958
Thursday, Sep 18, 1958
62 years old
1950
Monday, Sep 18, 1950
70 years old
1944
Monday, Sep 18, 1944
76 years old
1944
Monday, Sep 18, 1944
76 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day

2018
Rainy season flooding across Nigeria kills more than 100 people.
2016
The 2016 Uri attack kills nineteen Indian Army soldiers and all four attackers.
2015
Two security personnel, 17 worshippers in a mosque, and 13 militants are killed during a Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan attack on a Pakistan Air Force base on the outskirts of Peshawar.
2014
Scotland votes against independence from the United Kingdom, by 55% to 45%.
2011
The 2011 Sikkim earthquake is felt across northeastern India, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and southern Tibet.
2007
Buddhist monks join anti-government protesters in Myanmar, starting what some call the Saffron Revolution.
2001
The 2001 anthrax attacks begin.
1997
United States media magnate Ted Turner donates US$1 billion to the United Nations.
1997
The Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention is adopted.
1992
An explosion rocks Giant Mine at the height of a labor dispute, killing nine replacement workers in Yellowknife, Canada.
1990
Liechtenstein becomes a member of the United Nations.
1988
The 8888 Uprising in Myanmar comes to an end.
1984
Joe Kittinger completes the first solo balloon crossing of the Atlantic.
1982
The Sabra and Shatila massacre in Lebanon comes to an end.
1981
The Assemblée Nationale votes to abolish capital punishment in France.
1980
Soyuz 38 carries two cosmonauts (including one Cuban) to the Salyut 6 space station.
1977
Voyager I takes the first distant photograph of the Earth and the Moon together.
1974
Hurricane Fifi strikes Honduras with 110 mph winds, killing 5,000 people.
1973
The Bahamas, East Germany and West Germany are admitted to the United Nations.
1962
Burundi, Jamaica, Rwanda and Trinidad and Tobago are admitted to the United Nations.
1961
U.N. Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld dies in a airplane crash while attempting to negotiate peace in the Katanga region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
1961
CONCACAF is established as the governing body for association football in North America, Central America and the Caribbean.
1960
Fidel Castro arrives in New York City as the head of the Cuban delegation to the United Nations.
1959
Vanguard 3 is launched into Earth orbit.
1948
Operation Polo is terminated after the Indian Army accepts the surrender of the army of Hyderabad.
1948
Margaret Chase Smith of Maine becomes the first woman elected to the United States Senate without completing another senator's term.
1947
The National Security Council and the Central Intelligence Agency are established in the United States by the National Security Act. It also establishes the Air Force as an equal partner of the Army and Navy.
1945
General Douglas MacArthur moves his command headquarters to Tokyo.
1944
World War II: The British submarine HMS Tradewind torpedoes Jun'yō Maru, killing 5,600, mostly slave labourers and POWs.
1943
World War II: Adolf Hitler orders the deportation of Danish Jews.
1940
World War II: The British liner SS City of Benares is sunk by German submarine U-48; those killed include 77 child refugees.
1939
World War II: The Polish government of Ignacy Mościcki flees to Romania.
1939
World War II: The radio show Germany Calling begins transmitting Nazi propaganda.
1934
The Soviet Union is admitted to the League of Nations.
1931
The Mukden Incident gives Japan a pretext to invade and occupy Manchuria.
1928
Juan de la Cierva makes the first autogyro crossing of the English Channel.
1927
The Columbia Broadcasting System goes on the air.
1922
The Kingdom of Hungary is admitted to the League of Nations.
1919
The Netherlands gives women the right to vote.
1919
Fritz Pollard becomes the first African American to play professional football for a major team, the Akron Pros.
1914
The Irish Home Rule Act becomes law, but is delayed until after World War I.
1911
Russian Premier Pyotr Stolypin is shot at the Kiev Opera House.
1906
The 1906 Hong Kong typhoon kills an estimated 10,000 people.
1898
The Fashoda Incident triggers the last war scare between Britain and France.
1895
The Atlanta Exposition Speech on race relations is delivered by Booker T. Washington.
1882
The Pacific Stock Exchange opens.
1879
The Blackpool Illuminations are switched on for the first time.
1873
The bank Jay Cooke & Company declares bankruptcy, contributing to the Panic of 1873
1872
King Oscar II accedes to the throne of Sweden-Norway.
1870
Old Faithful Geyser is observed and named by Henry D. Washburn.
1862
The Confederate States celebrate for the first and only time a Thanksgiving Day. class="external autonumber" href="http://www.pilgrimhallmuseum.org/pdf/TG_Presidential_Thanksgiving_Proclamations_1862_1869.pdf">[1]
1851
First publication of The New-York Daily Times, which later becomes The New York Times.
1850
The U.S. Congress passes the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850.
1838
The Anti-Corn Law League is established by Richard Cobden.
1837
Tiffany & Co. (first named Tiffany & Young) is founded by Charles Lewis Tiffany and Teddy Young in New York City. The store is called a "stationery and fancy goods emporium".
1812
The 1812 Fire of Moscow dies down after destroying more than three-quarters of the city. Napoleon returns from the Petrovsky Palace to the Moscow Kremlin, spared from the fire.
1810
First Government Junta in Chile. Though supposed to rule only during the Peninsular War in Spain, it is in fact the first step towards independence from Spain, and is commemorated as such.
1809
The Royal Opera House in London opens.
1793
The first cornerstone of the United States Capitol is laid by George Washington.
1759
French and Indian War: The Articles of Capitulation of Quebec are signed.
1739
The Treaty of Belgrade is signed, whereby Austria cedes lands south of the Sava and Danube rivers to the Ottoman Empire.
1714
George I arrives in Great Britain after becoming king on August 1.
1679
The Province of New Hampshire is separated from the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
1618
The twelfth baktun in the Mesoamerican Long Count calendar begins.
1454
Thirteen Years' War: In the Battle of Chojnice, the Polish army is defeated by the Teutonic knights.
1180
Philip Augustus becomes king of France.
1066
Norwegian king Harald Hardrada lands with Tostig Godwinson at the mouth of the Humber River and begins his invasion of England.
887
Venetian Doge Pietro I Candiano dies in battle against the Narentines.
324
Constantine the Great decisively defeats Licinius in the Battle of Chrysopolis, establishing Constantine's sole control over the Roman Empire.
AD 96
Nerva is proclaimed Roman emperor after Domitian is assassinated.

Births On This Day

1998
Christian Pulisic, American soccer player
1995
Max Meyer, German footballer
1995
Matt Targett, English footballer
1992
Edrick Lee, Australian rugby league player
1992
George Miller (entertainer) (joji), Entertainer and musician
1991
Nat Fyfe, Australian footballer
1990
Lewis Holtby, German footballer
1989
Serge Ibaka, Congolese-Spanish basketball player
1985
Tarah Gieger, Puerto Rican-American motocross racer
1984
Dashon Goldson, American football player
1984
Anthony Gonzalez, American football player
1984
Dizzee Rascal, British hip hop musician
1983
Kevin Doyle, Irish footballer
1983
Giulio Scandella, Canadian ice hockey player
1982
Alessandro Cibocchi, Italian footballer
1982
Arvydas Eitutavičius, Lithuanian basketball player
1982
Leono, Mexican wrestler
1982
Alfredo Talavera, Mexican footballer
1981
Lucy Aharish, Israeli journalist and actress
1981
Sebastián Decoud, Argentinian tennis player
1981
Arie Luyendyk Jr., American racing driver
1981
Jennifer Tisdale, American actress and singer
1981
Kristaps Valters, Latvian basketball player
1981
Han Ye-seul, South Korean actress
1980
Mickey Higham, English rugby league player
1980
Avi Strool, Israeli footballer
1980
Chris Tarrant, Australian footballer
1980
Petri Virtanen, Finnish basketball player
1979
Daniel Aranzubia, Spanish footballer
1979
Robert Pruett, American criminal
1978
Iain Lees-Galloway, New Zealand politician
1978
Ryan Lowe, English footballer
1978
Augustine Simo, Cameroonian footballer
1977
Kieran West, English rower
1976
Gabriel Gervais, Canadian soccer player
1976
Ronaldo, Brazilian footballer
1975
Kanstantsin Lukashyk, Belarusian target shooter
1975
Jason Sudeikis, American actor and comedian
1975
Guillermo Vargas, Costa Rican photographer and painter
1974
Sol Campbell, English footballer and politician
1974
Andrew Hansen, Australian comedian, singer, and screenwriter
1974
Damon Jones, American football player and coach
1974
Ticha Penicheiro, Portuguese basketball player
1974
Xzibit, American rapper, actor, and television host
1973
Paul Brousseau, Canadian ice hockey player
1973
Mário Jardel, Brazilian footballer
1973
James Marsden, American actor
1973
Ami Onuki, Japanese singer and voice actress
1973
Louise Sauvage, Australian wheelchair racer
1973
Mark Shuttleworth, South African-English businessman, founded Canonical Ltd.
1973
Aitor Karanka, Spanish footballer and manager
1972
Brigitte Becue, Belgian swimmer
1972
Adam Cohen, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist
1972
David Jefferies, English motorcycle racer (d. 2003)
1972
Iain Stewart, Scottish accountant and politician
1971
Lance Armstrong, American cyclist and activist, founded the Lance Armstrong Foundation
1971
Anna Netrebko, Russian-Austrian soprano and actress
1971
Jada Pinkett Smith, American actress
1970
Mike Compton, American football player and coach
1970
Dan Eldon, English photographer and journalist (d. 1993)
1970
Darren Gough, English cricketer
1970
Aisha Tyler, American actress, television host, and author
1969
Brad Beven, Australian triathlete
1969
Cappadonna, American rapper
1968
Toni Kukoč, Croatian basketball player
1968
Upendra Rao, Indian actor, director, and politician
1967
Ricky Bell, American singer
1967
Tara Fitzgerald, English actress
1966
Tom Chorske, American ice hockey player and sportscaster
1964
Jens Henschel, German footballer
1964
Marco Masini, Italian singer-songwriter
1964
Holly Robinson Peete, American actress and singer
1963
Jim Pocklington, English race car driver
1963
John Powell, English-Canadian composer and conductor
1963
Dan Povenmire, American animator
1962
Joanne Catherall, English singer
1962
John Fashanu, English footballer and manager
1962
John Mann, Canadian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
1962
Aden Ridgeway, Australian public servant and politician
1962
Boris Said, American race car driver
1961
James Gandolfini, American actor and producer (d. 2013)
1961
Konstantin Kakanias, Greek-American painter and illustrator
1961
Mark Olson, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1960
Stephen Flaherty, American composer
1960
Carolyn Harris, British politician
1960
Ian Lucas, English lawyer and politician
1960
Blue Panther, Mexican wrestler
1959
Ian Arkwright, English footballer
1959
Mark Romanek, American director and screenwriter
1959
Ryne Sandberg, American baseball player, coach, and manager
1958
John Aldridge, English-Irish footballer and manager
1958
Winston Davis, Vincentian cricketer
1958
Malcolm Press, English ecologist and academic
1958
Derek Pringle, Kenyan-English cricketer and journalist
1956
Chris Hedges, American journalist and author
1956
Peter Šťastný, Slovak ice hockey player and politician
1955
Paul Butler, English bishop
1955
Keith Morris, American singer-songwriter
1954
Murtaza Bhutto, Pakistani politician (d. 1996)
1954
Takao Doi, Japanese engineer and astronaut
1954
Dennis Johnson, American basketball player and coach (d. 2007)
1954
Steven Pinker, Canadian-American psychologist, linguist, and author
1954
Tommy Tuberville, American football player and coach
1953
Carl Jackson, American singer-songwriter and producer
1953
John McGlinn, American conductor and historian (d. 2009)
1952
Giorgos Dimitrakopoulos, Greek politician
1952
Rick Pitino, American basketball player and coach
1951
Ben Carson, American neurosurgeon, author, and politician
1951
Dee Dee Ramone, American singer-songwriter and bass player (d. 2002)
1951
Tony Scott, American baseball player and coach
1951
Darryl Stingley, American football player and scout (d. 2007)
1951
Marc Surer, Swiss race car driver and sportscaster
1950
Siobhan Davies, English dancer and choreographer
1950
Vishnuvardhan, Indian actor (d. 2009)
1950
Chris Heister, Swedish politician, Governor of Stockholm County
1950
Darryl Sittler, Canadian ice hockey player
1950
Anna Deavere Smith, American actress and playwright
1949
Kerry Livgren, American guitarist and songwriter (Kansas)
1949
Jim McCrery, American lawyer and politician
1949
Mo Mowlam, English academic and politician, Minister for the Cabinet Office (d. 2005)
1949
Peter Shilton, English footballer and manager
1948
Lynn Abbey, American computer programmer and author
1948
Ken Brett, American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 2003)
1948
Christopher Skase, Australian businessman (d. 2001)
1947
Russ Abbot, English comedian, actor, and singer
1947
Drew Gilpin Faust, American historian and academic
1947
Giancarlo Minardi, Italian businessman, founded the Minardi Racing Team
1947
Paul Seed, British television director and former actor
1946
Benjamín Brea, Spanish-Venezuelan saxophonist, clarinet player, and conductor (d. 2014)
1946
Nicholas Clay, English actor (d. 2000)
1946
Kelvin Coe, Australian ballet dancer (d. 1992)
1946
Meredith Oakes, Australian-English playwright, translator, and educator
1946
Gailard Sartain, American actor
1946
Otis Sistrunk, American football player and wrestler
1945
P. F. Sloan, American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2015)
1945
John McAfee, Scottish-American computer programmer, founded McAfee
1944
Michael Franks, American singer-songwriter
1944
Rocío Jurado, Spanish singer and actress (d. 2006)
1944
Charles L. Veach, American colonel, pilot, and astronaut (d. 1995)
1942
Şenes Erzik, Turkish businessman
1942
Alex Stepney, English footballer and coach
1941
Arjun Charan Sethi, Indian politician
1940
Frankie Avalon, American singer and actor
1939
Gerry Harvey, Australian businessman, co-founded Harvey Norman
1939
Jorge Sampaio, Portuguese lawyer and politician, 18th President of Portugal
1939
Fred Willard, American actor and comedian
1939
Jan Camiel Willems, Belgian mathematician and theorist (d. 2013)
1938
Billy Robinson, English-American wrestler and trainer (d. 2014)
1937
Ralph Backstrom, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1937
Ivy Matsepe-Casaburri, South African politician (d. 2009)
1936
Big Tom, Irish singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2018)
1935
Peter Clarke, English cartoonist (d. 2012)
1935
John Spencer, English snooker player and sportscaster (d. 2006)
1933
Bob Bennett, American soldier and politician (d. 2016)
1933
Robert Blake, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
1933
Scotty Bowman, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1933
Mark di Suvero, Italian-American sculptor
1933
Leonid Kharitonov, Russian actor and singer
1933
Christopher Ricks, English scholar and critic
1933
Charles Roach, Trinidadian-Canadian lawyer and activist (d. 2012)
1933
Jimmie Rodgers, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1932
Nikolay Rukavishnikov, Russian physicist and astronaut (d. 2002)
1931
Julio Grondona, Argentinian businessman (d. 2014)
1930
John Tolos, Greek-Canadian wrestler (d. 2009)
1929
Teddi King, American singer (d. 1977)
1929
Nancy Littlefield, American director and producer (d. 2007)
1927
Phyllis Kirk, American actress (d. 2006)
1927
Muriel Turner, Baroness Turner of Camden, English politician
1926
Bud Greenspan, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2010)
1926
Joe Kubert, American author and illustrator, founded The Kubert School (d. 2012)
1926
Bob Toski, American golfer and coach
1925
Harvey Haddix, American baseball player and coach (d. 1994)
1925
Dorothy Wedderburn, English economist and academic (d. 2012)
1924
J. D. Tippit, American police officer (d. 1963)
1924
Eloísa Mafalda, Brazilian actress (d. 2018)
1923
Queen Anne of Romania (d. 2016)
1923
Peter Smithson, English architect, co-designed Robin Hood Gardens (d. 2003)
1923
Bertha Wilson, Scottish-Canadian lawyer and jurist, 60th Puisne Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada (d. 2007)
1922
Grayson Hall, American actress (d. 1985)
1922
Ray Steadman-Allen, English composer (d. 2014)
1920
Jack Warden, American actor (d. 2006)
1919
Tommy Hunter, American fiddler (d. 1993)
1918
Johnny Mantz, American race car driver (d. 1972)
1917
June Foray, American actress and voice artist (d. 2017)
1917
Phil Taylor, English footballer and manager (d. 2012)
1917
Francis Parker Yockey, American lawyer and philosopher (d. 1960)
1916
Frank Bell, English soldier and educator (d. 1989)
1916
Rossano Brazzi, Italian actor (d. 1994)
1916
John Jacob Rhodes, American lawyer and politician (d. 2003)
1914
Jack Cardiff, English director, cinematographer, and photographer (d. 2009)
1914
Tom Ezart, Australian rugby league player (d. 1977)
1912
María de la Cruz, Chilean journalist and activist (d. 1995)
1911
Syd Howe, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1976)
1911
Brinsley Le Poer Trench, 8th Earl of Clancarty, Irish ufologist and politician (d. 1995)
1910
Joseph F. Enright, American captain (d. 2000)
1910
Bernard Kangro, Estonian journalist, author, and poet (d. 1994)
1910
Josef Tal, Israeli pianist and composer (d. 2008)
1908
Victor Ambartsumian, Georgian-Armenian astrophysicist, astronomer, and academic (d. 1996)
1907
Leon Askin, Austrian actor (d. 2005)
1907
Edwin McMillan, American physicist and chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1991)
1906
Kaka Hathrasi, Indian poet and author (d. 1995)
1906
Maurice Maillot, French actor (d. 1968)
1906
Julio Rosales, Filipino cardinal (d. 1983)
1905
Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, American actor (d. 1977)
1905
Agnes de Mille, American dancer and choreographer (d. 1993)
1905
Greta Garbo, Swedish-American actress (d. 1990)
1904
Bun Cook, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 1988)
1904
Jose de Rivera, American soldier and sculptor (d. 1985)
1904
David Eccles, 1st Viscount Eccles, English businessman and politician, Secretary of State for Education (d. 1999)
1901
Harold Clurman, American director and producer (d. 1980)
1900
Willis Laurence James, American violinist and educator (d. 1966)
1900
Seewoosagur Ramgoolam, Mauritian philanthropist and politician, 1st Prime Minister of Mauritius (d. 1985)
1897
Pablo Sorozábal, Spanish composer and conductor (d. 1988)
1895
Jean Batmale, French footballer and manager (d. 1973)
1895
John Diefenbaker, Canadian lawyer and politician, 13th Prime Minister of Canada (d. 1979)
1895
Walter Koch, German astrologer and author (d. 1970)
1895
Tomoji Tanabe, Japanese super-centenarian (d. 2009)
1894
Fay Compton, English actress (d. 1978)
1893
Arthur Benjamin, Australian pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1960)
1893
William March, American soldier and author (d. 1954)
1891
Rafael Pérez y Pérez, Spanish author (d. 1984)
1889
Doris Blackburn, Australian activist and politician (d. 1970)
1889
Leslie Morshead, Australian general, businessman, and educator (d. 1959)
1888
Grey Owl, English-Canadian environmentalist and author (d. 1938)
1888
Toni Wolff, Swiss psychologist and author (d. 1953)
1885
Uzeyir Hajibeyov, Azerbaijani composer, conductor, and playwright (d. 1948)
1883
Gerald Tyrwhitt-Wilson, 14th Baron Berners, English composer, painter, and author (d. 1950)
1878
James O. Richardson, American admiral (d. 1974)
1876
James Scullin, Australian journalist and politician, 9th Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1953)
1875
Tomás Burgos, Chilean philanthropist (d. 1945)
1872
Carl Friedberg, German-Italian pianist and educator (d. 1955)
1872
Adolf Schmal, Austrian fencer and cyclist (d. 1919)
1870
Clark Wissler, American anthropologist, author, and educator (d. 1947)
1860
Alberto Franchetti, Italian-American composer and educator (d. 1942)
1859
John L. Bates, American lawyer and politician, 41st Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1946)
1859
Lincoln Loy McCandless, American businessman and politician (d. 1940)
1858
Kate Booth, English Salvation Army officer (d. 1955)
1857
John Hessin Clarke, American lawyer and judge (d. 1945)
1848
Francis Grierson, English-American pianist and composer (d. 1927)
1846
Richard With, Norwegian captain, businessman, and politician, founded Vesteraalens Dampskibsselskab (d. 1930)
1838
Anton Mauve, Dutch painter and educator (d. 1888)
1837
Aires de Ornelas e Vasconcelos, Portuguese archbishop (d. 1880)
1819
Léon Foucault, French physicist and academic (d. 1868)
1812
Herschel Vespasian Johnson, American lawyer and politician, 41st Governor of Georgia (d. 1880)
1786
Christian VIII of Denmark (d. 1848)
1786
Justinus Kerner, German poet and author (d. 1862)
1779
Joseph Story, American lawyer, jurist, and politician (d. 1845)
1765
Pope Gregory XVI (d. 1846)
1752
Adrien-Marie Legendre, French mathematician and theorist (d. 1833)
1750
Tomás de Iriarte y Oropesa, Spanish poet and playwright (d. 1791)
1733
George Read, American lawyer and politician, 3rd Governor of Delaware (d. 1798)
1711
Ignaz Holzbauer, Austrian composer and educator (d. 1783)
1709
Samuel Johnson, English lexicographer and poet (d. 1784)
1684
Johann Gottfried Walther, German organist and composer (d. 1748)
1676
Eberhard Louis, Duke of Württemberg (d. 1733)
1643
Gilbert Burnet, Scottish bishop, historian, and theologian (d. 1715)
1606
Zhang Xianzhong, Chinese rebel leader (d. 1647)
1587
Francesca Caccini, Italian singer-songwriter and lute player (d. 1640)
1554
Haydar Mirza Safavi, Safavid prince (d. 1576)
1501
Henry Stafford, 1st Baron Stafford (d. 1563)
1434
Eleanor of Portugal, Holy Roman Empress (d. 1467)
1344
Marie of France, Duchess of Bar (d. 1404)
1091
Andronikos Komnenos, Byzantine prince and general (d. 1130/31)
524
Kan B'alam I, ruler of Palenque (d. 583)
AD 53
Trajan, Roman emperor (d. 117)

Deaths On This Day

2018
Robert Venturi, American architect, designer (b. 1925)
2017
Afzal Ahsan Randhawa, Pakistani writer, poet, translator and playwright (b. 1937)
2015
Eduardo Bonvallet, Chilean footballer and manager (b. 1955)
2015
James R. Houck, American astrophysicist and academic (b. 1940)
2015
Mario Benjamín Menéndez, Argentinian general and politician (b. 1930)
2015
Marcin Wrona, Polish director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1973)
2014
Milan Marcetta, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1936)
2014
Earl Ross, Canadian race car driver (b. 1941)
2014
Hirofumi Uzawa, Japanese economist and academic (b. 1928)
2014
Kenny Wheeler, Canadian-English trumpet player and composer (b. 1930)
2013
Veliyam Bharghavan, Indian politician (b. 1928)
2013
Lindsay Cooper, English bassoon player and composer (b. 1951)
2013
Arthur Lamothe, French-Canadian director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1928)
2013
Ken Norton, American boxer (b. 1943)
2013
Marcel Reich-Ranicki, Polish-German author and critic (b. 1920)
2013
Richard C. Sarafian, American actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1930)
2012
Santiago Carrillo, Spanish theorist and politician (b. 1915)
2012
Haim Hefer, Polish-Israeli songwriter and poet (b. 1925)
2012
Jack Kralick, American baseball player (b. 1935)
2012
Steve Sabol, American director and producer, co-founded NFL Films (b. 1942)
2008
Leo de Berardinis, Italian actor and director (b. 1940)
2008
Mauricio Kagel, Argentinian-German composer and educator (b. 1931)
2008
Ron Lancaster, American-Canadian football player and coach (b. 1938)
2007
Pepsi Tate, Welsh bass player and producer (b. 1965)
2006
Edward J. King, American football player, lawyer, and politician, 66th Governor of Massachusetts (b. 1925)
2005
Michael Park, English race car driver (b. 1966)
2005
Clint C. Wilson, Sr., American cartoonist (b. 1914)
2004
Norman Cantor, Canadian-American historian and educator (b. 1929)
2004
Russ Meyer, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1922)
2003
Emil Fackenheim, German rabbi and philosopher (b. 1916)
2003
Bob Mitchell, English educator and politician (b. 1927)
2002
Bob Hayes, American sprinter and football player (b. 1942)
2002
Mauro Ramos, Brazilian footballer and manager (b. 1930)
2002
Margita Stefanović, Serbian keyboard player (b. 1959)
2001
Ernie Coombs, American-Canadian television host (b. 1927)
1998
Charlie Foxx, American singer and guitarist (Inez and Charlie Foxx) (b. 1939)
1998
Kathleen Collins, African-American filmmaker and playwright (b. 1942)
1997
Jimmy Witherspoon, American singer (b. 1920)
1992
Mohammad Hidayatullah, Indian lawyer, judge, and politician, 6th Vice President of India (b. 1905)
1988
Alan Watt, Australian public servant and diplomat, Australian Ambassador to Japan (b. 1901)
1987
Américo Tomás, Portuguese admiral and politician, 14th President of Portugal (b. 1894)
1980
Katherine Anne Porter, American short story writer, novelist, and essayist (b. 1890)
1977
Paul Bernays, English-Swiss mathematician and philosopher (b. 1888)
1975
Fairfield Porter, American painter and critic (b. 1907)
1974
Amanat Ali Khan, Pakistani classical singer (b. 1922)
1970
Jimi Hendrix, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (b. 1942)
1968
Franchot Tone, American actor, singer, and producer (b. 1905)
1967
John Cockcroft, English physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1897)
1964
Clive Bell, English philosopher and critic (b. 1881)
1964
Seán O'Casey, Irish dramatist and memoirist (b. 1880)
1962
Therese Neumann, German mystic (b. 1898)
1961
Dag Hammarskjöld, Swedish economist and diplomat, 2nd Secretary-General of the United Nations, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1905)
1959
Benjamin Péret, French poet and journalist (b. 1899)
1958
Olaf Gulbransson, Norwegian painter and illustrator (b. 1873)
1956
Adélard Godbout, Canadian agronomist and politician, 15th Premier of Quebec (b. 1892)
1953
Charles de Tornaco, Belgian race car driver (b. 1927)
1952
Frances Alda, New Zealand-Australian soprano and actress (b. 1879)
1951
Gelett Burgess, American author and poet (b. 1866)
1949
Frank Morgan, American actor (b. 1890)
1944
Robert G. Cole, American colonel, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1915)
1941
Fred Karno, English actor and screenwriter (b. 1866)
1939
Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz, Polish author, painter, and photographer (b. 1885)
1924
F. H. Bradley, English philosopher and author (b. 1846)
1915
Susan La Flesche Picotte, doctor, teacher, and social reformer, first Native American to earn a medical degree
1911
Pyotr Stolypin, Russian lawyer and politician, 3rd Prime Minister of Russia (b. 1862)
1909
Grigore Tocilescu, Romanian archaeologist and historian (b. 1850)
1905
George MacDonald, Scottish minister, author, and poet (b. 1824)
1896
Hippolyte Fizeau, French physicist and academic (b. 1819)
1890
Dion Boucicault, Irish-American actor and playwright (b. 1820)
1872
Charles XV of Sweden (b. 1826)
1862
Joseph K. Mansfield, American general (b. 1803)
1860
Joseph Locke, English engineer and politician (b. 1805)
1857
Karol Kurpiński, Polish composer and conductor (b. 1785)
1830
William Hazlitt, English philosopher, painter, and critic (b. 1778)
1812
Safranbolulu Izzet Mehmet Pasha, Ottoman politician, 186th Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire (b. 1743)
1792
August Gottlieb Spangenberg, German bishop and theologian (b. 1704)
1783
Leonhard Euler, Swiss mathematician and physicist (b. 1707)
1783
Benjamin Kennicott, English theologian and scholar (b. 1718)
1722
André Dacier, French scholar and academic (b. 1651)
1721
Matthew Prior, English poet, politician, and diplomat, British Ambassador to France (b. 1664)
1675
Charles IV, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1604)
1630
Melchior Klesl, Austrian cardinal (b. 1552)
1598
Toyotomi Hideyoshi, Japanese daimyō (b. 1536)
1443
Lewis of Luxembourg, archbishop of Rouen
1385
Balša II, ruler of Zeta
1361
Louis V, duke of Bavaria (b. 1315)
1345
Andrew, Duke of Calabria (b. 1327)
1302
Eudokia Palaiologina, empress of Trebizond (b. c. 1265)
1261
Konrad von Hochstaden, archbishop of Cologne
1180
Louis VII, king of France (b. 1120)
1137
Eric II, king of Denmark
958
Liu Sheng, Chinese emperor (b. 920)
893
Zhang Xiong, Chinese warlord
887
Pietro I Candiano, doge of Venice (b. 842)
869
Wenilo, Frankish archbishop
411
Constantine III, Roman usurper
AD 96
Domitian, Roman emperor (b. AD 51)

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