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On This Day in History:  September 2

September 2 is the 245th day of the year (246th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 120 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2019
The little firm that got a big chunk of D.C.'s lottery and sports gambling contract has no employees. The Greek company Intralot, which last month received a $215 million contract to bring sports gambling to the nation's capital and to continue running its lottery, says more than half the work will go to a small D.C. firm — a condition that helped the gaming giant win the no-bid contract.
2018
WV Lottery Director resigns day after sports betting goes live. The director of the West Virginia Lottery has resigned.
2016
Thai monk says winning lottery number came from examining a tree's textures. A Buddhist monk living in a monastery in Thailand won a nearly $175,000 lottery jackpot thanks to a "lucky" number revealed to him by a tree.
2015
Minnesota retiree scores his second big payout in 2015. For the second time this year, the 65-year-old St. Paul retiree has struck lottery gold, with his latest odds-defying reward proving even more lucrative than the first.
2015
Kentucky Lottery and legislature tussle over cash reserves. In a rare defiance of a budget directive, the Kentucky Lottery refused to nearly deplete its cash reserves as demanded by the state Senate.
2015
Florida Lottery chief resigning amid controversy. Florida Lottery Secretary Cynthia O'Connell is stepping down with the announcement coming days after reports surfaced that she spent more than $30,000 on travel last year.
2014
Travel by Missouri Lottery employees under scrutiny. Out-of-state travel is drawing attention as the Missouri Lottery faces questions about whether its administrative costs are eating into gambling profits that flow to schools.
2013
'Red Ball' drawings coming back to N.J. Lottery. For the second year in a row, the New Jersey Lottery is conducting a month of 'Red Ball' drawings that will occasionally double some evening drawing prizes.
2013
Man changes his mind about suing Washington Lottery. The Kennewick, Washington, man says he has decided to back off plans to sue the Washington State Lottery Commission over a misleading scratch card game.
2011
3 men accused of scamming lottery winner out of $3M. Three men are accused of scamming a $3 million New York lottery winner out of his fortune by convincing him he would face deportation if he tried to collect his prize, according to Rockland County District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe.
2009
Missouri couple captures $4.4M lottery ticket. A Missouri couple's upcoming 10th anniversary is going to be a little more special than last year's, due to a $4.4 million lotto jackpot win.
2009
Now broke, teen lottery winner blew through $3M. British teen lottery winner Callie Rogers, 22, blew through nearly all of a jackpot of over $3 million, spending a substantial amount of it on cocaine.
2009
Oregon Lottery working to end slump. In recent weeks, Oregon Lottery officials have installed 400 new casino-style slot machines in bars and taverns across the state in hopes of boosting player interest and ending a slump in lottery play.
2009
Bronx mystery winner claimed half of $333M lottery jackpot. The lucky owner of a winning Mega Millions lottery ticket bought in the Bronx claimed the $166.5 million prize Tuesday, but it remains a mystery who he or she is.
2009
N.Y. Lottery debuts Sweet Million game Sept. 15. Tickets for the New York Lottery's newest game go on sale September 15.
2008
Lottery winner still a mystery in Georgia. The winner of Friday night's $132 million Mega Millions jackpot still hadn't shown up at Georgia Lottery headquarters by closing time Tuesday.
2007
Tennessee Lottery players unanimous in their discontent with drawings. Lottery player: "Managers of the Tennessee Lottery must think those playing the lottery are either awfully naive or just plain dumb."
2007
Lottery 'glitch' leaves players suspicious. Players continue to voice their concerns about the Tennessee Lottery's switch to computerized drawings, and the slow response after players sounded the alarm.
2007
Tenn. Lottery created discontent with move to computerized drawings. A lottery enthusiast who monitored the Tennessee numbers from Baltimore speaks out against the new computerized drawings system.
2007
Tenn. Lottery CEO breaks silence on drawing errors. Tennessee Lottery President and CEO Rebecca Hargrove and Chairman of the Board of Directors Dennis Bottorff explained their views of the recent flawed drawings revelation in the state.
2007
Newspaper Editorial: Biggest error was switching to computerized draws. A Tennessee newspaper succinctly summed up the complaints of many Tennessee lottery players: Of all the recent errors by the Tennessee Lottery, the biggest might have been shifting to a computerized drawing system.
2004
Powerball Jackpot Grows to $45 Million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Wednesday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $45 million, with a cash option of $24.4 million.
2004
S.C. man sentenced for lottery ticket theft. A Ridgeland, South Carolina man was sentenced to time served, restitution and three years of probation in Beaufort County General Sessions Court Monday after pleading guilty to 12 charges of trying to cash stolen lottery tickets, court records state.
2004
Michigan Lottery to start new lottery game. Michigan Lottery players will have a chance at a daily jackpot of at least $100,000 with Fantasy 5, a new daily game that debuts on September 12.
2003
Supermarket sells another winning lottery ticket. For the second time, the Quality Market in the Buffalo suburb of Tonawanda, NY has been told it sold the winning ticket for a major lottery prize.
2003
Lottery deal may lead to lawsuits. Tennessee's lottery board is pushing ahead with preparations for an unprecedented partnership with Georgia despite escalating criticism of the arrangement and no definitive answer as to whether it would be legal.
2003
Woman bilked out of $9,000 by 'Latin lotto scam'. West Texas authorities are urging residents to be on the lookout for con artists running what has been dubbed the "Latin lotto scam."
2003
Lottery partnerships have poor track record. As Tennessee officials consider a lottery partnership with Georgia, lottery observers warn that similar joint ventures have had their problems.
2003
Pa. Lottery Plans To Introduce New Game. The Pennsylvania lottery is currently developing a new "pick your own numbers" game to roll out early next year.
2003
Lottery glitch causes weekend problems. The software glitch that caused retail lottery terminals and video poker machines across Oregon to shut down over the past two days has largely been fixed, lottery officials said.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$170 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 3, 2016
2.$169 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 4, 2013
3.$167 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 4, 2018
4.€114 Million
US$162.61 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Sep 5, 2008
5.€114 Million
US$162.12 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Sep 2, 2011
6.€133.66 Million
US$149.1 Million
Draw Date
Sep 3, 2016
7.€127 Million
US$139.18 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Sep 3, 2019
8.$131 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 2, 2005
9.$127 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 3, 2019
10.$120 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 2, 2015
11.$100 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 3, 2014
11.$100 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 5, 2018
13.$95 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 5, 2006
14.$93 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 4, 2012
15.$92 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 2, 2016
16.$91 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 3, 2011
17.$90 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 5, 2012
18.$89 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 2, 2006
19.$88 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 4, 2020
20.$85 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 3, 2013
20.$85 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 4, 2015
22.$81 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 3, 2008
23.$80 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 4, 2019
24.€57 Million
US$71.2 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Sep 2, 2005
25.$70 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 4, 2002

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1984
Sunday, Sep 2, 1984
36 years old
1983
Friday, Sep 2, 1983
37 years old
1978
Saturday, Sep 2, 1978
42 years old
1977
Friday, Sep 2, 1977
43 years old
1975
Tuesday, Sep 2, 1975
45 years old
1974
Monday, Sep 2, 1974
46 years old
1967
Saturday, Sep 2, 1967
53 years old
1962
Sunday, Sep 2, 1962
58 years old
1960
Friday, Sep 2, 1960
60 years old
1959
Wednesday, Sep 2, 1959
61 years old
1958
Tuesday, Sep 2, 1958
62 years old
1955
Friday, Sep 2, 1955
65 years old
(year not provided)
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(year not provided)
(year not provided)

Worldwide Events On This Day

2018
The National Museum of Brazil is destroyed by a fire, with the loss of over 90% of the museum's collection.
2013
The Eastern span replacement of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge opens at 10:15 PM at a cost of $6.4 billion, after the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake damaged the old span.
2010
Israel-Palestinian conflict: the 2010 Israeli-Palestian peace talks are launched by the United States.
2009
The Andhra Pradesh, India helicopter crash occurred near Rudrakonda Hill, 40 nautical miles (74 km) from Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh, India. Fatalities included Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy, the Chief Minister of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.
1998
Swissair Flight 111 crashes near Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia; all 229 people onboard are killed.
1998
The UN's International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda finds Jean-Paul Akayesu, the former mayor of a small town in Rwanda, guilty of nine counts of genocide.
1992
The 7.7 MwNicaragua earthquake affected the west coast of Nicaragua. With a Ms-Mw disparity of half a unit, this tsunami earthquake triggered a tsunami that caused most of the damage and casualties, with at least 116 killed. Typical runup heights were 3-8 meters (9.8-26.2 ft).
1990
Transnistria is unilaterally proclaimed a Soviet republic; the Soviet presidentMikhail Gorbachev declares the decision null and void.
1987
In Moscow, the trial begins for 19-year-old pilot Mathias Rust, who flew his Cessna airplane into Red Square in May.
1985
Sri Lankan Civil War: Sri Lankan Tamil politicians and former MPs M. Alalasundaram and V. Dharmalingam are shot dead.
1984
Seven people are shot and killed and 12 wounded in the Milperra massacre, a shootout between the rival motorcycle gangsBandidos and Comancheros in Sydney, Australia.
1970
NASA announces the cancellation of two Apollo missions to the Moon, Apollo 15 (the designation is re-used by a later mission), and Apollo 19.
1968
Operation OAU begins during the Nigerian Civil War
1963
CBS Evening News becomes U.S. network television's first half-hour weeknight news broadcast, when the show is lengthened from 15 to 30 minutes.
1960
The first election of the Parliament of the Central Tibetan Administration, in history of Tibet. The Tibetan community observes this date as Democracy Day.
1958
United States Air ForceC-130A-IIis shot down by fighters over Yerevan in Armenia when it strays into Soviet airspace while conducting a sigint mission. All crew members are killed.
1957
President Ngô Đình Diệm of South Vietnam becomes the first foreign head of state to make a state visit to Australia.
1946
The Interim Government of India is formed, headed by Jawaharlal Nehru as Vice President with the powers of a Prime Minister.
1945
World War II: Combat ends in the Pacific Theater: The Japanese Instrument of Surrender is signed by Japanese Foreign MinisterMamoru Shigemitsu and accepted aboard the battleship USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay.
1945
Vietnam declares its independence, forming the Democratic Republic of Vietnam.
1939
World War II: Following the start of the invasion of Poland the previous day, the Free City of Danzig (now Gdańsk, Poland) is annexed by Nazi Germany.
1935
The Labor Day Hurricane, the most intense hurricane to strike the United States, makes landfall at Long Key, Florida, killing at least 400.
1912
Arthur Rose Eldred is awarded the first Eagle Scout award of the Boy Scouts of America.
1901
Vice President of the United States Theodore Roosevelt utters the famous phrase, "Speak softly and carry a big stick" at the Minnesota State Fair.
1898
Battle of Omdurman: British and Egyptian troops defeat Sudanese tribesmen and establish British dominance in Sudan.
1885
Rock Springs massacre: In Rock Springs, Wyoming, 150 white miners, who are struggling to unionize so they could strike for better wages and work conditions, attack their Chinese fellow workers killing 28, wounding 15 and forcing several hundred more out of town.
1870
Franco-Prussian War: Battle of Sedan: Prussian forces take Napoleon III of France and 100,000 of his soldiers prisoner.
1867
Mutsuhito, Emperor Meiji of Japan, marries Masako Ichijō, thereafter known as Empress Shōken.
1864
American Civil War: Union forces enter Atlanta, a day after the Confederate defenders flee the city, ending the Atlanta Campaign.
1862
American Civil War: United States President Abraham Lincoln reluctantly restores Union General George B. McClellan to full command after General John Pope's disastrous defeat at the Second Battle of Bull Run.
1856
The Tianjing incident takes place in Nanjing, China.
1807
The British Royal Navy bombards Copenhagen with fire bombs and phosphorus rockets to prevent Denmark from surrendering its fleet to Napoleon.
1806
A massive landslide destroys the town of Goldau, Switzerland, killing 457.
1792
During what became known as the September Massacres of the French Revolution, rampaging mobs slaughter three Roman Catholic bishops, more than two hundred priests, and prisoners believed to be royalist sympathizers.
1789
The United States Department of the Treasury is founded.
1752
Great Britain, along with its overseas possessions, adopts the Gregorian calendar.
1666
The Great Fire of London breaks out and burns for three days, destroying 10,000 buildings, including Old St Paul's Cathedral.
1649
The Italian city of Castro is completely destroyed by the forces of Pope Innocent X, ending the Wars of Castro.
1192
The Treaty of Jaffa is signed between Richard I of England and Saladin, leading to the end of the Third Crusade.
31 BC
Final War of the Roman Republic: Battle of Actium: Off the western coast of Greece, forces of Octavian defeat troops under Mark Antony and Cleopatra.
44 BC
PharaohCleopatra VII of Egypt declares her son co-ruler as Ptolemy XV Caesarion.
44 BC
Cicero launches the first of his Philippicae (oratorical attacks) on Mark Antony. He will make 14 of them over the following months.

Births On This Day

1998
Austin Cindric, American racing driver
1996
Lilla Barzó, Hungarian tennis player
1995
İbrahim Demir, Turkish footballer
1995
Deimantas Petravičius, Lithuanian footballer
1995
Kian Lawley, American internet celebrity and actor
1994
Kishen Velani, English cricketer
1993
Tom Anderson, English footballer
1993
Robert Rooba, Estonian ice hockey player
1992
Xenia Knoll, Swiss tennis player
1992
Nenad Lukić, Serbian footballer
1992
Alberto Masi, Italian footballer
1991
Gyasi Zardes, American footballer
1990
Marcus Ericsson, Swedish racing driver
1990
Shayla Worley, American gymnast
1989
Marcus Morris, American basketball player
1989
Zedd, Russian-German record producer, DJ, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter
1989
Markieff Morris, American basketball player
1989
Alexandre Pato, Brazilian footballer
1988
Ibrahim Šehić, Bosnian footballer
1988
Keisuke Kato, Japanese actor and singer
1988
Javi Martínez, Spanish footballer
1988
Ishant Sharma, Indian cricketer
1988
Ishmeet Singh, Indian singer (d. 2008)
1987
Scott Moir, Canadian ice dancer
1986
Gélson Fernandes, Swiss footballer
1986
Kyle Hines, American basketball player
1985
Keith Galloway, Australian rugby league player
1984
Jack Peñate, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
1983
Rich Boy, American rapper and producer
1983
Mark Foster, English rugby player
1982
Joey Barton, English footballer
1982
Jason Hammel, American baseball player
1982
Mark Phillips, English footballer
1981
Fariborz Kamkari, Iranian director, producer, and screenwriter
1981
Jennifer Hopkins, American tennis player
1981
Chris Tremlett, English cricketer
1980
Dany Sabourin, Canadian ice hockey player
1980
Danny Shittu, Nigerian footballer
1980
Hiroki Yoshimoto, Japanese race car driver
1979
Tomer Ben Yosef, Israeli footballer
1979
Brian Westbrook, American football player
1977
Frédéric Kanouté, Malian footballer
1976
Syleena Johnson, American R&B and soul singer-songwriter and actress
1976
Aziz Zakari, Ghanaian sprinter
1975
Jill Janus, American singer (d. 2018)
1975
MC Chris, American rapper, actor, and screenwriter
1974
Steven Johnson, Australian race car driver
1973
Matthew Dunn, Australian swimmer
1973
Jason Blake, American ice hockey player
1973
Indika de Saram, Sri Lankan cricketer
1973
Sudeep, Indian actor, filmmaker and television presenter
1972
Robert Coles, English golfer
1971
Kjetil André Aamodt, Norwegian skier
1971
Tommy Maddox, American football player and coach
1971
César Sánchez, Spanish footballer
1971
Tom Steels, Belgian cyclist
1971
Pawan Kalyan, Tollywood actor, Indian politician
1969
K-Ci, American R&B singer-songwriter
1969
Stéphane Matteau, Canadian ice hockey player
1969
Dave Naz, American photographer and director
1968
David Dinsmore, Scottish journalist
1968
Cynthia Watros, American actress
1967
Frank Fontsere, American drummer and songwriter
1967
Andreas Möller, German footballer and manager
1966
Dino Cazares, American guitarist, songwriter, and producer
1966
Massimo Cuttitta, Italian rugby player and coach
1966
Salma Hayek, Mexican-American actress, director, and producer
1966
Olivier Panis, French race car driver
1966
Tuc Watkins, American actor
1965
Lennox Lewis, English-Canadian boxer
1965
Partho Sen-Gupta, Indian director and screenwriter
1964
Andrea Illy, Italian businessman
1964
Keanu Reeves, Lebanese-Canadian actor, singer, and producer
1963
Sam Mitchell, American basketball player and coach
1962
Eugenio Derbez, Mexican actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1962
Alonso Lujambio, Mexican academic and politician (d. 2012)
1962
Prachya Pinkaew, Thai director, producer, and screenwriter
1962
Keir Starmer, English lawyer and politician
1962
Tracy Smothers, American wrestler
1961
Carlos Valderrama, Colombian footballer and manager
1961
Ron Wasserman, American singer-songwriter and producer
1960
Eric Dickerson, American football player and sportscaster
1960
Kristin Halvorsen, Norwegian politician, Norwegian Minister of Finance
1960
Rex Hudler, American baseball player and sportscaster
1959
Drungo Hazewood, American baseball player (d. 2013)
1959
Guy Laliberté, Canadian businessman, philanthropist, and poker player, founded Cirque du Soleil
1958
Olivier Grouillard, French race car driver
1958
Lynne Kosky, Australian social worker and politician (d. 2014)
1957
Tony Alva, American skateboarder and bass player
1957
Steve Porcaro, American keyboard player and songwriter
1956
Mario Tremblay, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1954
Billi Gordon, American neuroscientist, author, and actor
1954
Gai Waterhouse, Scottish-Australian horse trainer and businesswoman
1953
Maurice Colclough, English rugby player (d. 2006)
1953
Ahmad Shah Massoud, Afghan commander and politician, Afghan Minister of Defense (d. 2001)
1953
John Zorn, American saxophonist, composer, and producer
1952
Jimmy Connors, American tennis player, coach, and sportscaster
1952
Mihhail Lotman, Estonian linguist, scholar, and politician
1951
Jim DeMint, American politician
1951
Mark Harmon, American actor and producer
1951
Mik Kaminski, English musician, rock violinist
1950
Rosanna DeSoto, American actress
1950
Michael Rother, German guitarist, keyboard player, and songwriter
1949
Moira Stuart, British broadcaster
1949
Hans-Hermann Hoppe, American economist and philosopher
1948
Nate Archibald, American basketball player and coach
1948
Terry Bradshaw, American football player, sportscaster, and actor
1948
Christa McAuliffe, American educator and astronaut (d. 1986)
1947
Louis Michel, Belgian educator and politician, Belgian Minister of Foreign Affairs
1947
Jim Richards, New Zealand race car driver
1946
Luis Ávalos, Cuban-American actor (d. 2014)
1946
Mary Goudie, Baroness Goudie, English humanitarian and politician
1946
Marty Grebb, American keyboardist, guitarist, saxophonist, and music producer/arranger
1946
Billy Preston, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and actor (d. 2006)
1946
Walt Simonson, American author and illustrator
1946
Dan White, American sergeant and politician (d. 1985)
1944
Janet Simpson, English sprinter (d. 2010)
1943
Rosalind Ashford, American singer
1943
Glen Sather, Canadian ice hockey player and manager
1943
Joe Simon, American singer-songwriter and producer
1941
Jyrki Otila, Finnish economist and politician (d. 2003)
1941
Sadhana Shivdasani, Indian actress (d. 2015)
1941
John Thompson, American basketball player, coach, and sportscaster
1938
Leonard Appleyard, English diplomat, British Ambassador to China
1938
Jimmy Clanton, American pop singer-songwriter
1938
Ernie Sigley, Australian television host
1937
Len Carlson, Canadian voice actor (d. 2006)
1937
Peter Ueberroth, American businessman
1936
Andrew Grove, Hungarian-American businessman, engineer, and author (d. 2016)
1936
Károly Krajczár, Hungarian-Slovene author and educator
1935
D. Wayne Lukas, American horse trainer
1934
Hilla Becher, German Conceptual Photographer (d. 2015)
1934
Sam Gooden, American soul singer (The Impressions)
1934
Chuck McCann, American actor and screenwriter (d. 2018)
1934
Grady Nutt, American comedian, minister, and author (d. 1982)
1933
Ed Conlin, American basketball player and coach (d. 2012)
1933
Mathieu Kérékou, Beninese soldier and politician, President of Benin (d. 2015)
1932
Walter Davis, Jr., American pianist (d. 1990)
1932
Arnold Greenberg, American businessman, co-founded Snapple (d. 2012)
1931
Clifford Jordan, American saxophonist (d. 1993)
1931
Alan K. Simpson, American politician, senator of Wyoming
1929
Hal Ashby, American actor, director, and producer (d. 1988)
1929
Beulah Bewley, English physician and academic (d. 2018)
1929
Rex Hartwig, Australian tennis player
1929
Victor Spinetti, Welsh actor and director (d. 2012)
1928
Jim Jordan, Canadian educator and politician (d. 2012)
1928
Horace Silver, American pianist and composer (d. 2014)
1928
Mel Stuart, American director and producer (d. 2012)
1927
Milo Hamilton, American sportscaster (d. 2015)
1927
Francis Matthews, English actor (d. 2014)
1925
Hugo Montenegro, American composer and conductor (d. 1981)
1924
Daniel arap Moi, Kenyan educator and politician, 2nd President of Kenya
1923
René Thom, French mathematician, biologist, and academic (d. 2002)
1923
Ramón Valdés, Mexican actor and comedian (d. 1988)
1922
Arthur Ashkin, American physicist and Nobel Prize laureate
1922
Leigh Kamman, American radio host (d. 2014)
1919
Marge Champion, American actress, dancer, and choreographer
1919
Lance Macklin, English race car driver and businessman (d. 2002)
1918
Allen Drury, American journalist and author (d. 1998)
1917
Laurindo Almeida, Brazilian-American guitarist and composer (d. 1995)
1917
Cleveland Amory, American author and critic (d. 1997)
1916
Ömer Lütfi Akad, Turkish director and screenwriter (d. 2011)
1915
Benjamin Aaron, American lawyer and scholar (d. 2007)
1913
Israel Gelfand, Russian-American mathematician and biologist (d. 2009)
1913
Bill Shankly, Scottish footballer and manager (d. 1981)
1912
Ernest Bromley, Australian cricketer (d. 1967)
1911
Romare Bearden, American painter and author (d. 1988)
1911
William F. Harrah, American businessman, founded the Caesars Entertainment Corporation (d. 1978)
1911
Lill Tschudi, Swiss artist (d. 2004)
1910
Paul Saagpakk, Estonian linguist, lexicographer, and academic (d. 1996)
1910
Donald Watson, English activist, founded the Vegan Society (d. 2005)
1908
Ruth Bancroft, American landscape and garden designer (d. 2017)
1907
Pertev Naili Boratav, Turkish author and educator (d. 1998)
1904
August Jakobson, Estonian author and politician (d. 1963)
1901
Andreas Embirikos, Greek psychoanalyst and poet (d. 1975)
1901
Adolph Rupp, American basketball player and coach (d. 1977)
1897
Fazlollah Zahedi, Iranian general and statesman, 36th Prime Minister of Iran (d. 1963)
1894
Joseph Roth, Austrian journalist and author (d. 1939)
1892
Dezső Kertész, Hungarian actor and film director (d. 1965)
1884
Frank Laubach, American missionary and mystic (d. 1970)
1883
Archduchess Elisabeth Marie of Austria (d. 1963)
1878
Herman, Estonian-Finnish archbishop (d. 1961)
1878
Ion Dragoumis, Greek philosopher and diplomat (d. 1920)
1878
Werner von Blomberg, German field marshal (d. 1946)
1877
Frederick Soddy, English chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1956)
1873
Lily Poulett-Harris, Australian cricketer and educator (d. 1897)
1866
Charles Vintcent, South African cricketer and rugby player (d. 1943)
1865
Simeón Ola, Filipino general and politician (d. 1952)
1862
Franjo Krežma, Croatian violinist and composer (d. 1881)
1856
John Bowser, English-Australian politician, 26th Premier of Victoria (d. 1936)
1854
Hans Jæger, Norwegian philosopher and activist (d. 1910)
1853
Wilhelm Ostwald, Latvian-German chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1932)
1852
Paul Bourget, French author and critic (d. 1935)
1850
Eugene Field, American author and poet (d. 1895)
1850
Albert Spalding, American baseball player, manager, and businessman, co-founded the Spalding Sporting Goods Company (d. 1915)
1850
Woldemar Voigt, German physicist and academic (d. 1919)
1839
Henry George, American economist and author (d. 1897)
1838
Bhaktivinoda Thakur, Indian guru and philosopher (d. 1914)
1838
Liliuokalani of Hawaii (d. 1917)
1830
William P. Frye, American lawyer and politician (d. 1911)
1820
Lucretia Hale, American journalist and author (d. 1900)
1814
Ernst Curtius, German archaeologist and historian (d. 1896)
1812
William Fox, English-New Zealand lawyer and politician, 2nd Prime Minister of New Zealand (d. 1893)
1810
Lysander Button, American engineer (d. 1898)
1810
William Seymour Tyler, American historian and educator (d. 1897)
1805
Esteban Echeverría, Argentinian poet and author (d. 1851)
1778
Louis Bonaparte, French-Dutch king (d. 1846)
1753
Marie Joséphine of Savoy (d. 1810)
1675
William Somervile, English poet and author (d. 1742)
1661
Georg Böhm, German organist and composer (d. 1733)
1548
Vincenzo Scamozzi, Italian architect (d. 1616)
1531
Francesco Cattani da Diacceto, Bishop of Fiesole (d. 1595)
1516
Francis I, Duke of Nevers (d. 1561)
1251
Francis of Fabriano, Italian writer (d. 1322)
1243
Gilbert de Clare, 7th Earl of Gloucester, 6th Earl of Hertford, English politician (d. 1295)

Deaths On This Day

2018
Conway Savage, Australian musician Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds (b. 1960)
2016
Islam Karimov, Uzbek politician, 1st President of Uzbekistan (b. 1938)
2015
Ephraim Engleman, American rheumatologist, author, and academic (b. 1911)
2014
Peter Carter, Nigerian-English diplomat, British Ambassador to Estonia (b. 1956)
2014
F. Emmett Fitzpatrick, American lawyer and politician, 20th District Attorney of Philadelphia (b. 1930)
2014
Norman Gordon, South African cricketer (b. 1911)
2014
Helena Rakoczy, Polish gymnast (b. 1921)
2014
Goolam Essaji Vahanvati, Indian lawyer and politician, 13th Attorney General of India (b. 1949)
2013
Valérie Benguigui, French actress and director (b. 1965)
2013
Terry Clawson, English rugby player and coach (b. 1940)
2013
Ronald Coase, English-American economist and author, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1910)
2013
David Jacobs, English radio and television host (b. 1926)
2013
Frederik Pohl, American author and publisher (b. 1919)
2013
Paul Scoon, Grenadian politician, 2nd Governor-General of Grenada (b. 1935)
2012
Mark Abrahamian, American guitarist (b. 1966)
2012
Jack Boucher, American photographer and director (b. 1931)
2012
John C. Marshall, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1941)
2012
Emmanuel Nunes, Portuguese-French composer and educator (b. 1941)
2011
Roberto Bruce, Chilean journalist (b. 1979)
2011
Felipe Camiroaga, Chilean television presenter (b. 1966)
2009
Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy, Indian politician, 14th Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh (b. 1949)
2008
Bill Melendez, Mexican-American animator, director, producer, and voice actor (b. 1916)
2008
Alan Waddell, Australian walker
2007
Franz-Benno Delonge, German game designer, created TransAmerica (b. 1957)
2007
Max McNab, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1924)
2006
Bob Mathias, American decathlete and politician (b. 1930)
2006
Willi Ninja, American dancer and choreographer (b. 1961)
2006
Dewey Redman, American saxophonist (b. 1931)
2005
Bob Denver, American actor (b. 1935)
2004
Joan Oró, Catalan biochemist and academic (b. 1923)
2002
Dick Reynolds, Australian footballer and coach (b. 1915)
2001
Christiaan Barnard, South African surgeon and academic (b. 1922)
2001
Troy Donahue, American actor (b. 1936)
2000
Elvera Sanchez, American dancer (b. 1905)
2000
Curt Siodmak, German-American author and screenwriter (b. 1907)
1998
Jackie Blanchflower, Northern Irish footballer (b. 1933)
1998
Allen Drury, American journalist and author (b. 1918)
1997
Rudolf Bing, Austrian-American manager (b. 1902)
1997
Viktor Frankl, Austrian neurologist and psychiatrist (b. 1905)
1996
Paddy Clift, Zimbabwean cricketer (b. 1953)
1992
Barbara McClintock, American geneticist and botanist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1902)
1991
Alfonso García Robles, Mexican politician and diplomat, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1911)
1990
Robert Holmes à Court, South African-Australian businessman and lawyer (b. 1937)
1987
Brian Clay, Australian rugby league player (b. 1935)
1985
M. Alalasundaram, Sri Lankan Tamil teacher and politician
1985
Abe Lenstra, Dutch footballer (b. 1920)
1985
V. Dharmalingam, Sri Lankan Tamil politician (b. 1918)
1985
Jay Youngblood, American wrestler (b. 1955)
1984
Manos Katrakis, Greek actor (b. 1908)
1983
Feri Cansel, Turkish-Cypriot actress (b. 1944)
1979
Otto P. Weyland, American general (b. 1903)
1978
Fred G. Meyer, American businessman, founded Fred Meyer (b. 1886)
1977
Stephen Dunne, American actor (b. 1918)
1976
Stanisław Grochowiak, Polish poet and playwright (b. 1934)
1975
Mabel Vernon, American activist (b. 1883)
1973
Carl Dudley, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1910)
1973
J. R. R. Tolkien, English novelist, short story writer, poet, and philologist (b. 1892)
1971
Robert Mensah, Ghanaian footballer (b. 1939)
1969
Ho Chi Minh, Vietnamese politician, 1st President of Vietnam (b. 1890)
1965
Johannes Bobrowski, German poet and author (b. 1917)
1964
Glenn Albert Black, American archaeologist and scholar (b. 1900)
1964
Alvin C. York, American colonel, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1887)
1962
William Wilkerson, American publisher and businessman (b. 1890)
1954
Franz Leopold Neumann, German lawyer and political scientist (b. 1900)
1953
Hendrik Offerhaus, Dutch rower (b. 1875)
1953
Jonathan M. Wainwright, American general, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1883)
1948
Sylvanus Morley, American archaeologist and spy (b. 1883)
1945
Mason Phelps, American golfer (b. 1885)
1944
Bella Rosenfeld, Russian-American model and author (b. 1895)
1943
Marsden Hartley, American painter and poet (b. 1877)
1942
James Juvenal, American rower (b. 1874)
1941
Lloyd Seay, American race car driver (b. 1919)
1937
Pierre de Coubertin, French historian and educator, founded the International Olympic Committee (b. 1863)
1934
James Allan, New Zealand rugby player (b. 1860)
1934
Russ Columbo, American singer, violinist, and actor (b. 1908)
1934
Alcide Nunez, American clarinet player (Original Dixieland Jass Band) (b. 1884)
1927
Umegatani Tōtarō II, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 20th Yokozuna (b. 1878)
1922
Henry Lawson, Australian poet and author (b. 1867)
1921
Henry Austin Dobson, English poet and critic (b. 1840)
1918
John Forrest, Australian politician, 1st Premier of Western Australia (b. 1847)
1910
Henri Rousseau, French painter (b. 1844)
1898
Wilford Woodruff, American religious leader, 4th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (b. 1807)
1885
Giuseppe Bonavia, Maltese architect (b. 1821)
1877
Constantine Kanaris, Greek admiral and politician, 16th Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1793)
1872
N. F. S. Grundtvig, Danish pastor, philosopher, and author (b. 1783)
1865
William Rowan Hamilton, Irish physicist, astronomer, and mathematician (b. 1805)
1834
Thomas Telford, Scottish engineer and architect, designed the Menai Suspension Bridge (b. 1757)
1832
Franz Xaver von Zach, Hungarian-French astronomer and academic (b. 1754)
1820
Jiaqing Emperor of China (b. 1760)
1813
Jean Victor Marie Moreau, French general (b. 1763)
1790
Johann Nikolaus von Hontheim, German historian and theologian (b. 1701)
1768
Antoine Deparcieux, French mathematician and theorist (b. 1703)
1765
Henry Bouquet, Swiss-English colonel (b. 1719)
1764
Nathaniel Bliss, English astronomer and mathematician (b. 1700)
1690
Philip William, Elector Palatine, German Count Palatine of Neuburg (b. 1615)
1688
Sir Robert Vyner, 1st Baronet, English businessman and politician, Lord Mayor of London (b. 1631)
1680
Per Brahe the Younger, Swedish soldier and politician, Lord High Steward of Sweden (b. 1602)
1651
Kosem Sultan, Ottoman Valide Sultan and regent (b.1589)
1606
Karel van Mander, Dutch painter and poet (b. 1548)
1540
Dawit II of Ethiopia (b. 1501)
1397
Francesco Landini, Italian composer
1274
Prince Munetaka, Japanese shōgun (b. 1242)
1083
King Munjong of Goryeo (b. 1019)
1031
Saint Emeric of Hungary (b. 1000)
1022
Máel Sechnaill mac Domnaill, king of Mide and High King of Ireland
595
John IV of Constantinople
459
Simeon Stylites, Byzantine saint (b. 390)
421
Constantius III, Roman emperor

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