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On This Day in History:  September 20

September 20 is the 263rd day of the year (264th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 102 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2019
N.J. man who previously won $2M on lottery scratch-off wins another $250K jackpot. Two years after winning $2 million in a New Jersey Lottery scratch-off game, a New Jersey man hit it big again — this time with a scratch-off ticket that proved to be worth $250,000.
2018
Virginia Lottery winner has three minutes to fill grocery shopping cart. A Virginia man Wednesday had three minutes to fill a shopping cart with $750 worth of groceries after winning the Virginia Lottery's Mega Grocery Shopping Dash.
2018
West Virginia Lottery has a new director. One day after lawmakers asked tough questions about leadership at the West Virginia Lottery, Gov. Jim Justice has named John Myers as director of the agency.
2017
N.J. Powerball lottery winner charged in child sex assaults. A Wayne, New Jersey, man who won $338 million in one of the largest Powerball lottery jackpots in New Jersey history has been charged with repeatedly sexually assaulting a child over a three-year period, prosecutors said Wednesday.
2017
Missouri Lottery facing challenging issues with vendor contract. One of the Missouri Lottery's biggest contracts might not stand up in court if it was challenged by the company that runs its statewide network of ticket sales.
2017
2 more Jamaican lottery scam suspects brought to US. All of the 13 suspects arrested in what authorities believe is the first large-scale Jamaican lottery scam to be prosecuted in the U.S. have now entered pleas in federal court, with more than one-third of them admitting guilt or scheduled to do so.
2017
South Dakota woman claims record Dakota Cash lottery jackpot. A woman from Sioux Falls, South Dakota, has claimed the largest Dakota Cash lottery jackpot since the game's inception.
2017
Mass. Lottery retailers fight online sales bill. The Massachusetts Lottery says it could stop being successful unless a bill allowing online ticket sales becomes law, while retailers say their future success hinges on the bill not becoming law. Now the Joint Committee on Consumer Protection will weigh the benefits and drawbacks of an online lottery.
2013
Good Samaritan may get unclaimed lotto jackpot in Spain. A store cashier found a lottery ticket worth $6.3 million, but turned it in rather than cashing it himself. But he may eventually be awarded the jackpot anyway.
2012
Opening statements in $3M NY lottery ticket trial. A Rockland prosecutor today told a jury that an illegal immigrant's $3 million lottery dream was foiled by three conspiring men, while their lawyers contended the Spring Valley man created a nightmare for their clients with falsehoods to back out of contracts to share the winnings.
2012
$337M Powerball winner prowls Internet for a 'big and beautiful' woman. After winning a whopping $337 million, Donald Lawson might seem like something of a catch, but take a closer look at the Powerball Lottery winner from Michigan and most women might think twice before going on a date with him.
2011
Arkansas Lottery VPs hope to stay after director leaves. Arkansas Lottery Director Ernie Passailaigue is moving on, but the two top executives he brought with him from South Carolina say they hope to stay put.
2011
Panel eyes less pay for next Ark. lottery chief. The Arkansas Lottery Commission hasn't begun its search for a replacement for outgoing Director Ernie Passailaigue, but the commission's chairman and a key legislative leader said Tuesday that whoever gets the job shouldn't expect the same paycheck.
2010
N.C. Lottery's raffle makes 3 millionaires. The North Carolina Lottery's latest raffle-style game, Cash Splash Millionaire Raffle, was drawn Monday, and made three instant millionaires.
2010
Powerball, Mega Millions lotteries both have big winners. The USA's two biggest multi-state lottery games produced jackpot winners this weekend.
2009
Single lottery ticket wins final Super 7 jackpot worth $24M. The final Canada Super 7 jackpot, totalling almost $24 million, was won Friday night by a single ticket in Saskatchewan.
2008
N.J. lawmakers want full disclosure of lottery prizes. If you buy a lottery ticket dreaming of winning a prize such as a hybrid car or $1 million in cash, those prizes should still be available when the ticket is sold, two New Jersey legislators contend.
2008
Lawsuit filed to pull lottery off Arkansas ballot. A group opposing a state-run lottery asked the Arkansas Supreme Court on Friday to throw the proposal off this fall's ballot.
2007
Tennessee Lottery oversight committee to convene in November. Following a disastrous couple of months for Tennessee Lottery, the legislature has decided to convene a meeting of the Oversight Committee and audit the lottery's operations.
2006
E! Television to air 'Curse of the Lottery' Sunday. Premiering on E! network this Sunday, the two-hour special episode "THS Investigates: The Curse of the Lottery" tells what happened to megabucks winners who failed to find joy in a wallet stuffed fat with cash.
2005
Anti-lottery group considers legal challenge to N.C. Lottery. A spokesman for Citizens United Against the Lottery, a coalition formed to fight the creation of the North Carolina Lottery, said Monday that the group is weighing a lawsuit challenging how the lottery was approved.
2005
N.C. Lottery may start in six months. Even though little progress has been made since the North Carolina lottery legislation was signed three weeks ago, the governor still expects it to begin in six months or so.
2005
Retailers, Players Could Run Into N.C. Lottery Red Tape. Owners at many convenience stores in North Carolina say they cannot wait to begin selling lottery tickets, but under the state's lottery law, they could run into red tape -- and so could lottery winners.
2005
Discarded lottery ticket offers lesson of faith, optimism. A Pennsylvania resident, 35 and taking community college courses, is shown how to have faith and to be optimistic -- from a winning lottery ticket.
2004
Man stops for a soda and wins a $100,000 Powerball prize. For V. Godinez of Carlsbad, winning the latest $100,000 Powerball prize in New Mexico resulted from merely stopping for a soda after his work shift.
2004
New Mexico Lottery Unveils '4 This Way'. The New Mexico Lottery Authority will launch a new drawing game on September 26. "4 This Way" is designed as a game unique to New Mexico with a $4,000 nightly top prize.
2004
Powerball lottery jackpot nears $100 million mark. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Saturday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $95 million, with a cash option of $52.3 million.
2004
Mega Millions Jackpot Swells To $64 Million. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery grew to $64 million Saturday.
2004
Ontario Lottery Machines Crash. Three-quarters of Ontario's 8,200 lottery machines weren't working Sunday night.
2003
Mega Millions Rises to $102 Million. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery drawing grew to $102 million Saturday, the largest Mega Millions jackpot in three months.
2003
Paul gets brusque farewell from Georgia lottery board. When Rebecca Paul gave three weeks' notice that she was stepping down as head of Georgia's lottery to start Tennessee's, her bosses showered her with praise and wished her well. Days later, the lottery's board of directors barred Paul from her desk and declared it wanted the $500,000-a-year executive gone yesterday - literally.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$275 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 21, 2018
2.$235 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 23, 2015
3.$211 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 20, 2019
4.€188 Million
US$207.27 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Sep 20, 2019
5.$196 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 20, 2014
6.€130 Million
US$189.94 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Sep 26, 2008
7.€153 Million
US$182.99 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Sep 22, 2017
8.$179 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 20, 2006
9.$178 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 22, 2018
10.$174 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 22, 2012
11.€142.86 Million
US$159.55 Million
Draw Date
Sep 20, 2016
12.$154 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 20, 2008
13.€130 Million
US$152.85 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Sep 21, 2018
14.$145 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 20, 2013
15.$129 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 23, 2009
16.$108 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 21, 2005
17.$104 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 22, 2017
18.$102 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 23, 2003
19.$95 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 22, 2004
20.€65.04 Million
US$87.75 Million
Draw Date
Sep 22, 2011
21.$83 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 23, 2014
22.$80 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 21, 2019
23.$75 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 20, 2011
24.€64 Million
US$71.8 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Sep 23, 2016
25.$64 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 21, 2004

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1994
Tuesday, Sep 20, 1994
25 years old
1990
Thursday, Sep 20, 1990
29 years old
1989
Wednesday, Sep 20, 1989
30 years old
1988
Tuesday, Sep 20, 1988
31 years old
1985
Friday, Sep 20, 1985
34 years old
1984
Thursday, Sep 20, 1984
35 years old
1982
Monday, Sep 20, 1982
37 years old
1980
Saturday, Sep 20, 1980
39 years old
1977
Tuesday, Sep 20, 1977
42 years old
1975
Saturday, Sep 20, 1975
44 years old
1969
Saturday, Sep 20, 1969
50 years old
1966
Tuesday, Sep 20, 1966
53 years old
1965
Monday, Sep 20, 1965
54 years old
1964
Sunday, Sep 20, 1964
55 years old
1962
Thursday, Sep 20, 1962
57 years old
1961
Wednesday, Sep 20, 1961
58 years old
1961
Wednesday, Sep 20, 1961
58 years old
1960
Tuesday, Sep 20, 1960
59 years old
1960
Tuesday, Sep 20, 1960
59 years old
1935
Friday, Sep 20, 1935
84 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day

2018
At least 161 people have died after a ferry capsized close to the pier on Ukara, an island in Lake Victoria. part of Tanzania.
2017
Hurricane Maria makes landfall in Puerto Rico as a powerful Category 4 hurricane, resulting in 2,975 deaths, US$90 billion in damage, and a major humanitarian crisis.
2011
The United States military ends its "Don't ask, don't tell" policy, allowing gay men and women to serve openly for the first time.
2008
A dump truck full of explosives detonates in front of the Marriott hotel in Islamabad, Pakistan, killing 54 people and injuring 266 others.
2007
Between 15,000 and 20,000 protesters marched on Jena, Louisiana, in support of six black youths who had been convicted of assaulting a white classmate.
2003
Civil unrest in the Maldives breaks out after a prisoner is killed by guards.
2001
In an address to a joint session of Congress and the American people, U.S. President George W. Bush declares a "War on Terror".
2000
The United Kingdom's MI6 Secret Intelligence Service building is attacked by individuals using a Russian-built RPG-22 anti-tank missile.
1990
South Ossetia declares its independence from Georgia.
1984
A suicide bomber in a car attacks the U.S. embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, killing twenty-two people.
1982
Football players begin a 57-day strike during the 1982 NFL season.
1979
A French-supported coup d'état in the Central African Empire overthrows Emperor Bokassa I.
1977
Vietnam is admitted to the United Nations.
1973
Billie Jean King beats Bobby Riggs in the Battle of the Sexes tennis match at the Houston Astrodome.
1973
Singer Jim Croce, songwiter and musician Maury Muehleisen and four others die when their light aircraft crashes on takeoff at Natchitoches Regional Airport in Louisiana.
1971
Having weakened after making landfall in Nicaragua the previous day, Hurricane Irene regains enough strength to be renamed Hurricane Olivia, making it the first known hurricane to cross from the Atlantic Ocean into the Pacific.
1967
RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 is launched Clydebank, Scotland.
1965
Following the Battle of Burki, the Indian Army captures Dograi in course of the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965.
1962
James Meredith, an African American, is temporarily barred from entering the University of Mississippi.
1961
Greek general Konstantinos Dovas becomes Prime Minister of Greece.
1955
The Treaty on Relations between the USSR and the GDR is signed.
1946
The first Cannes Film Festival is held, having been delayed seven years due to World War II.
1946
Six days after a referendum, King Christian X of Denmark annuls the declaration of independence of the Faroe Islands.
1943
World War II: A U-boat sinks Canadian destroyer HMCS St. Croix, south of Iceland, causing the death of 145 people.
1942
The Holocaust in Ukraine: In the course of two days a German Einsatzgruppe murders at least 3,000 Jews in Letychiv.
1941
The Holocaust in Lithuania: Lithuanian Nazis and local police murder 403 Jews in Nemenčinė.
1911
The White Star Line's RMS Olympic collides with the British warship HMS Hawke.
1910
The ocean liner SS France, later known as the "Versailles of the Atlantic", is launched.
1909
The South Africa Act 1909 creates the Union of South Africa from the British Colonies from four smaller colonies.
1906
The Cunard Line's RMS Mauretania is launched at Newcastle upon Tyne, England.
1893
Charles Duryea and his brother road-test the first American-made gasoline-powered automobile.
1881
U.S. President Chester A. Arthur is sworn in, the morning after becoming President upon James A. Garfield's death.
1871
Bishop John Coleridge Patteson, first bishop of Melanesia, is martyred on Nukapu, now in the Solomon Islands.
1870
The Bersaglieri corps enter Rome through the Porta Pia, and complete the unification of Italy.
1863
American Civil War: The Battle of Chickamauga, in northwestern Georgia, ends in a Confederate victory.
1860
The future King Edward VII of the United Kingdom begins the first visit to North America by a Prince of Wales.
1857
The Indian Rebellion of 1857 ends with the recapture of Delhi by troops loyal to the East India Company.
1854
Crimean War: British and French troops defeat Russians at the Battle of Alma.
1835
The decade-long Ragamuffin War starts when rebels capture Porto Alegre in Brazil.
1792
French troops stop an allied invasion of France at the Battle of Valmy.
1737
The finish of the Walking Purchase which forces the cession of 1.2 million acres (4,860 km²) of Lenape-Delaware tribal land to the Pennsylvania Colony.
1697
The Treaty of Ryswick is signed by France, England, Spain, the Holy Roman Empire and the Dutch Republic, ending the Nine Years' War.
1596
Diego de Montemayor founds the city of Monterrey in New Spain.
1519
Ferdinand Magellan sets sail from Sanlúcar de Barrameda with about 270 men on his expedition to circumnavigate the globe.
1498
The Nankai tsunami washes away the building housing the Great Buddha at Kōtoku-in. It has been outside since then.
1378
Cardinal Robert of Geneva is elected as Pope Clement VII, beginning the Papal schism.
1260
The Great Prussian Uprising among the old Prussians begins against the Teutonic Knights.
1187
Saladin begins the Siege of Jerusalem.
1066
At the Battle of Fulford, Harald Hardrada defeats earls Morcar and Edwin.
1058
Agnes of Poitou and Andrew I of Hungary meet to negotiate about the border-zone in present-day Burgenland.

Births On This Day

1996
Ioana Loredana Roșca, Romanian tennis player
1995
Laura Dekker, Dutch sailor
1995
Sammi Hanratty, American actress
1995
Rob Holding, English footballer
1993
Julian Draxler, German footballer
1992
Safura Alizadeh,Azerbaijani singer
1992
Peter Prevc, Slovenian ski jumper
1992
Michał Żyro, Polish footballer
1991
Isaac Cofie, Ghanaian footballer
1991
Spencer Locke, American actress
1990
Phillip Phillips, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1990
John Tavares, Canadian ice hockey player
1988
Sergei Bobrovsky, Russian ice hockey player
1988
Ayano Ōmoto, Japanese singer and dancer
1988
Ryan Simpkins, Australian rugby league player
1987
Gain, South Korean singer
1987
Jack Lawless, American drummer
1987
Tito Tebaldi, Italian rugby player
1986
Hayato Fujita, Japanese wrestler
1986
Aldis Hodge, American actor
1986
İbrahim Kaş, Turkish footballer
1986
Jason Nightingale, New Zealand rugby league player
1985
Ian Desmond, American baseball player
1985
Mami Yamasaki, Japanese model and actress
1984
Dean Israelite, South African film director, writer, and producer
1984
Brian Joubert, French figure skater
1983
Freya Ross, Scottish runner
1983
Ángel Sánchez, Puerto Rican-American baseball player
1982
Jason Bacashihua, American ice hockey player
1982
Aaron Burkart, German race car driver
1982
Brian Fortuna, American dancer and choreographer
1982
Sexy Star, Mexican wrestler
1982
Athanasios Tsigas, Greek footballer
1981
Feliciano López, Spanish tennis player
1981
David McMillan, American football player (d. 2013)
1981
Crystle Stewart, American actress,television host, model, winner of Miss USA 2008
1981
Ryan Tandy, Australian rugby league player (d. 2014)
1981
Jordan Tata, American baseball player
1980
Vladimir Karpets, Russian cyclist
1978
Jason Bay, Canadian-American baseball player
1978
Patrizio Buanne, Austrian-Italian singer-songwriter and producer
1978
Héctor Camacho Jr., Puerto Rican-American boxer
1978
Sarit Hadad, Israeli singer
1978
Dante Hall, American football player
1978
Scott Minto, Australian rugby league player
1978
Charlie Weber (actor), American actor and former model
1977
Namie Amuro, Japanese singer
1977
Chris Mooney, American journalist and academic
1976
Ainsley Earhardt, Fox News commentator
1976
Jon Bernthal, American actor
1976
Enuka Okuma, Canadian actress
1975
Asia Argento, Italian actress
1975
Moon Bloodgood, American actress
1975
Joel Gertner, American wrestling announcer
1975
Juan Pablo Montoya, Colombian race car driver
1975
Jason Robinson, American saxophonist and composer
1973
Brad Beyer, American actor
1973
Ronald McKinnon, American football player
1973
Jo Pavey, English runner
1973
Li Xiaomeng, Chinese former host
1972
Sergio Di Zio, Canadian actor
1972
Victor Ponta, Romanian jurist and politician, 63rd Prime Minister of Romania
1971
Todd Blackadder, New Zealand rugby player and coach
1971
Masashi Hamauzu, Japanese pianist and composer
1971
Henrik Larsson, Swedish footballer and manager
1971
Dominika Peczynski, Swedish singer and television host
1970
N'Bushe Wright, American actress and dancer
1969
Mina Anwar, British actress
1969
Patrick Pentland, Irish-Canadian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1969
Tim Rogers, Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist
1969
Ben Shepherd, American musician and songwriter (Soundgarden)
1969
Richard Witschge, Dutch footballer and coach
1968
Ijaz Ahmed, Pakistani cricketer and coach
1968
Van Jones, American news commentator, author, and non-practicing attorney
1968
Leah Pinsent, Canadian actress
1968
Darrell Russell, American race car driver (d. 2004)
1968
Philippa Forrester, English television and radio presenter, producer and author
1968
Michelle Visage, American singer and television host Seduction (group)
1967
Roger Anderson, American wrestler
1967
Martin Harrison, American football player
1967
Kristen Johnston, American actress
1967
Gunnar Nelson, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1967
Matthew Nelson, American singer-songwriter and bass player
1966
Nuno Bettencourt, Portuguese singer-songwriter and guitarist
1965
Poul-Erik Høyer Larsen, Danish badminton player
1964
Randy Bradbury, American bass player
1964
Maggie Cheung, Hong Kong actress
1963
Anil Dalpat, Pakistani cricketer
1963
Robert LaSardo, American actor
1962
Jim Al-Khalili, Iraqi-English physicist, author, and academic
1962
Fionnuala Sherry, Irish violinist and vocalist Secret Garden (duo)
1961
Lisa Bloom, American lawyer and journalist
1961
James Colby, American actor (d.2018)
1961
Caroline Flint, English politician, Minister of State for Europe
1961
Erwin Koeman, Dutch retired football player and coach
1960
Lee Hall, English playwright and screenwriter
1960
Dave Hemingway, English singer-songwriter and drummer
1960
Deborah Roberts, American journalist
1959
Joseph Alessi, American trombonist and educator
1959
Joanna Domańska, Polish pianist and educator
1959
Meral Okay, Turkish actress, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2012)
1959
Lesley Thompson, Canadian rower
1958
Arn Anderson, American wrestler and trainer
1958
Mychael Danna, Canadian film composer
1957
Alannah Currie, New Zealand singer-songwriter
1957
Michael Hurst, New Zealand actor and director
1956
Jennifer Tour Chayes, American mathematician and computer scientist
1956
Gary Cole, American actor
1956
Steve Coleman, American saxophonist, composer, and bandleader
1956
John Harle, English saxophonist, composer, conductor, and producer
1956
Debbi Morgan American film and television actress
1955
Betsy Brantley, American actress
1955
David Haig, EWnglish actor and writer
1955
Johnny Kidd, English wrestler
1955
José Rivero, Spanish golfer
1954
Anne McIntosh, Scottish lawyer and politician
1954
Henry Samueli, American businessman, co-founded Broadcom Corporation
1953
Rocky Mattioli, Italian-Australian boxer
1953
Steve Tom, American actor
1951
Joanna Cameron, American actress and model (The Secrets of Isis)
1951
Guy Lafleur, Canadian ice hockey player
1951
Javier Marías, Spanish journalist, author, and academic
1951
Greg Valentine, American wrestler
1950
Loredana Bertè, Italian singer
1949
Sabine Azéma, French actress
1949
Mahesh Bhatt, Indian director, producer, and screenwriter
1949
Anthony Denison, American actor
1948
Rey Langit, Filipino journalist and radio host
1948
Victoria Mallory, American singer and actress (d. 2014)
1948
George R. R. Martin, American novelist and short story writer
1948
Chuck Panozzo, American bass player (Styx)
1948
John Panozzo, American drummer (Styx) (d. 1996)
1947
Billy Bang, American violinist and composer (d. 2011)
1947
Jude Deveraux, American author
1947
Mia Martini, Italian singer (d. 1995)
1947
Chris Ortloff, American journalist and politician
1947
Bruce Pasternack, American businessman
1947
Patrick Poivre d'Arvor, French journalist and author
1946
Sant Rajinder Singh Ji Maharaj, Spiritual Master, Head of Science of Spirituality
1946
Pete Coors, American businessman and politician
1946
Markandey Katju, Indian lawyer and judge
1944
Jeremy Child, English actor
1944
Paul Madeley, English footballer (d. 2018)
1943
Ted Neeley, American rock and roll drummer, singer, actor, composer, and record producer
1942
Rose Francine Rogombé, Gabonese lawyer and politician, President of Gabon (d. 2015)
1942
Gérald Tremblay, Canadian businessman and politician, 41st Mayor of Montreal
1941
Dale Chihuly, American sculptor and educator
1941
Sammy McMillan, Irish footballer
1940
Tarō Asō, Japanese target shooter and politician, 92nd Prime Minister of Japan
1940
William Finley, American actor (d. 2012)
1940
Jonathan Hardy, New Zealand actor, writer and director (d. 2012)
1940
Anna Pavord, Welsh-English journalist and author
1938
Eric Gale, American guitarist and producer (d. 1994)
1938
Jane Manning, English soprano and educator
1937
Birgitta Dahl, Swedish politician, Swedish Minister for the Environment
1937
Geoffrey Dear, Baron Dear, English police officer
1937
Robert L. Gerry III, American businessman
1937
Garry Johnson, English general
1937
Monica Zetterlund, Swedish actress and singer (d. 2005)
1936
Andrew Davies, Welsh author, screenwriter, and producer
1936
Salvador Reyes Monteón, Mexican footballer and manager (d. 2012)
1935
David Pegg, English footballer (d. 1958)
1935
Keith Roberts, English author and illustrator (d. 2000)
1935
Jim Taylor, American football player and sportscaster (d.2018)
1934
Hamit Kaplan, Turkish World and Olympic champion sports wrestler (d. 1976)
1934
Takayuki Kubota, Japanese-American martial artist and actor
1934
Sophia Loren, Italian actress
1934
David Marquand, English academic and politician
1934
Jeff Morris, American actor (d. 2004)
1934
Rajinder Puri, Indian cartoonist, journalist, and activist (d. 2015)
1933
Dennis Viollet, English footballer and manager (d. 1999)
1931
Cherd Songsri, Thai director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2006)
1930
Richard Montague, American mathematician and philosopher (d. 1971)
1929
Anne Meara, American actress and playwright (d. 2015)
1929
Vittorio Taviani, Italian film director and screenwriter (d. 2018)
1929
Joe Temperley, Scottish saxophonist and clarinet player (d. 2016)
1928
Alberto de Lacerda, Mozambican-Portuguese poet and radio host (d. 2007)
1928
Olga Ferri, Argentinian dancer and choreographer (d. 2012)
1928
Donald Hall, American poet, editor, and critic (d. 2018)
1927
Colette Bonheur, Canadian singer (d. 1966)
1927
John Dankworth, English saxophonist, clarinet player, and composer (d. 2010)
1927
Red Mitchell, American bassist, composer, and poet (d. 1992)
1927
Rachel Roberts, Welsh actress (d. 1980)
1926
Libero Liberati, Italian motorcycle racer (d. 1962)
1925
James Bernard, English composer and screenwriter (d. 2001)
1925
Ananda Mahidol King Thailand (d. 1946)
1925
Bobby Nunn, American R&B singer (The Robins; The Coasters) (d. 1986)
1924
Gogi Grant, American singer (d. 2016)
1924
Albert Marre, American director, and producer (d. 2012)
1924
Jackie Paris, American singer and guitarist (d. 2004)
1923
Akkineni Nageswara Rao, Indian actor and producer (d. 2014)
1923
Maurice Sauvé, Canadian economist, academic, and politician (d. 1992)
1921
Chico Hamilton, American drummer, composer, and bandleader (d. 2013)
1920
Jay Ward, American animator, producer, and screenwriter, founded Jay Ward Productions (d. 1989)
1918
Horace Gould, English race car driver (d. 1968)
1917
Red Auerbach, American basketball player and coach (d. 2006)
1917
Olga Dahl, Swedish genealogist (d. 2009)
1917
Fernando Rey, Spanish actor (d. 1994)
1917
Clarice Taylor, American actress (d. 2011)
1917
Obdulio Varela, Uruguayan footballer (d. 1996)
1915
Malik Meraj Khalid, Pakistani politician, Prime Minister of Pakistan (d. 2003)
1914
Kenneth More, English actor (d. 1982)
1913
Sidney Dillon Ripley, American ornithologist and academic (d. 2001)
1911
Shriram Sharma, Indian philosopher and activist (d. 1991)
1906
Jean Dréville, French actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1997)
1906
Vera Faddeeva, Russian mathematician (d. 1983)
1902
Stevie Smith, English author and poet (d. 1971)
1899
Leo Strauss, German-American political scientist, philosopher, and academic (d. 1973)
1895
Walter Dubislav, German logician and philosopher of science (d. 1937)
1893
Colin Fraser Barron, Scottish-Canadian sergeant, Victoria Cross recipient (d. 1958)
1893
Hermann Lux, German footballer and manager (d. 1962)
1891
Tomás Garrido Canabal, Mexican revolutionary (d. 1943)
1890
Linda Eenpalu, Estonian activist and politician (d. 1967)
1889
Oskar Kaplur, Estonian wrestler (d. 1962)
1889
Charles Reidpath, American runner and general (d. 1975)
1886
Charles Williams, English author, poet, and critic (d. 1945)
1885
Enrico Mizzi, Maltese lawyer and politician, 6th Prime Minister of Malta (d. 1950)
1884
Maxwell Perkins, American editor (d. 1947)
1880
Ildebrando Pizzetti, Italian composer, musicologist and critic (d. 1968)
1878
Upton Sinclair, American novelist, critic, and essayist (d. 1968)
1876
Carleton Ellis, American inventor and chemist (d. 1941)
1875
Matthias Erzberger, German publicist and politician (d. 1921)
1873
Sidney Olcott, Canadian-American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1949)
1873
Ferenc Szisz, Hungarian race car driver (d. 1944)
1872
Maurice Gamelin, French general (d. 1958)
1861
Herbert Putnam, American lawyer and publisher, 8th Librarian of Congress (d. 1955)
1853
Chulalongkorn, Siamese king (d. 1910)
1851
Henry Arthur Jones, English playwright and critic (d. 1929)
1847
Susanna Rubinstein, Austrian psychologist (d. 1914)
1844
William H. Illingworth, English-American photographer (d. 1893)
1842
James Dewar, Scottish-English chemist and physicist (d. 1923)
1833
Ernesto Teodoro Moneta, Italian soldier and journalist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1918)
1831
Kate Harrington, American poet and educator (d. 1917)
1820
John F. Reynolds, American general (d. 1863)
1819
Frederick Ellsworth Sickels, American inventor (d. 1895)
1815
Richard Dry, Australian politician, 7th Premier of Tasmania (d. 1869)
1800
Benjamin Franklin White, American singer and composer (d. 1879)
1778
Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen, Russian admiral, cartographer, and explorer (d. 1852)
1758
Jean-Jacques Dessalines, Haitian emperor (d. 1806)
1746
Maurice, Count de Benyovszky, Slovak-Hungarian explorer (d. 1786)
1685
Giuseppe Matteo Alberti, Italian violinist and composer (d. 1751)
1614
Martino Martini, Italian missionary, cartographer and historian (d. 1661)
1608
Jean-Jacques Olier, French priest and mystic, founded the Society of Saint-Sulpice (d. 1657)
1599
Christian the Younger of Brunswick (d. 1623)
1593
Gottfried Scheidt, German organist and composer (d. 1661)
1514
Philipp IV, Count of Hanau-Lichtenberg (d. 1590)
1504
Philip III, Count of Nassau-Weilburg (d. 1559)
1486
Arthur, Prince of Wales (d. 1502)
1449
Philipp I, Count of Hanau-Münzenberg (d. 1500)
1161
Emperor Takakura of Japan (d. 1181)
917
Kyunyeo, Korean poet (d. 973)
524
Kan Bahlam I, Mayan ruler (d. 583)

Deaths On This Day

2016
Curtis Hanson, American film director and screenwriter (b. 1945)
2016
Peter Leo Gerety, American bishop (b. 1912)
2015
Mario Caiano, Italian director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1933)
2015
Jagmohan Dalmiya, Indian businessman (b. 1940)
2015
Jack Larson, American actor (b. 1928)
2014
Anatoly Berezovoy, Russian colonel, pilot, and cosmonaut (b. 1942)
2014
Polly Bergen, American actress and singer (b. 1930)
2014
Takako Doi, Japanese scholar and politician (b. 1928)
2014
George Sluizer, French-Dutch director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1932)
2013
James B. Vaught, American general (b. 1926)
2013
Gilles Verlant, Belgian journalist and critic (b. 1957)
2012
Fortunato Baldelli, Italian cardinal (b. 1935)
2012
Richard H. Cracroft, American author and academic (b. 1936)
2012
Tereska Torrès, French soldier and author (b. 1920)
2011
Oscar Handlin, American historian and author (b. 1915)
2011
Burhanuddin Rabbani, Afghan academic and politician, 10th President of Afghanistan (b. 1940)
2010
Leonard Skinner, American soldier and educator (b. 1933)
2007
Johnny Gavin, Irish footballer (b. 1928)
2006
Armin Jordan, Swiss conductor (b. 1932)
2006
Sven Nykvist, Swedish director, producer, and cinematographer (b. 1922)
2006
John W. Peterson, American pilot and songwriter (b. 1921)
2005
Simon Wiesenthal, Austrian human rights activist, Holocaust survivor (b. 1908)
2004
Brian Clough, English footballer and manager (b. 1935)
2004
Townsend Hoopes, American soldier and historian (b. 1922)
2003
Simon Muzenda, Zimbabwean politician, 1st Vice-President of Zimbabwe (b. 1922)
2003
Gareth Williams, Baron Williams of Mostyn, Welsh lawyer and politician, Lord President of the Council (b. 1941)
2002
Sergei Bodrov Jr., Russian actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1971)
2000
Gherman Titov, Russian general, pilot, and astronaut (b. 1935)
1999
Robert Lebel, Canadian businessman (b. 1905)
1996
Paul Erdős, Hungarian-Polish mathematician and academic (b. 1913)
1996
Reuben Kamanga, Zambian politician, 1st Vice-President of Zambia (b. 1929)
1996
Paul Weston, American pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1912)
1994
Abioseh Nicol, Sierra Leonean physician, academic, and diplomat (b. 1924)
1994
Jule Styne, American composer (b. 1905)
1993
Erich Hartmann, German soldier and pilot (b. 1922)
1987
Michael Stewart, American playwright and composer (b. 1924)
1985
Helen MacInnes, Scottish-American librarian and author (b. 1907)
1984
Steve Goodman, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1948)
1979
Ludvík Svoboda, Czech general and politician, 8th President of Czechoslovakia (b. 1895)
1975
Saint-John Perse, French poet and diplomat, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1887)
1973
Jim Croce, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1943)
1972
Pierre-Henri Simon, French historian and author (b. 1903)
1971
Giorgos Seferis, Greek poet and diplomat, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1900)
1971
James Westerfield, American actor (b. 1913)
1970
Alexandros Othonaios, Greek general and politician, 126h Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1879)
1957
Heino Kaski, Finnish pianist and composer (b. 1885)
1957
Jean Sibelius, Finnish violinist and composer (b. 1865)
1947
Fiorello H. La Guardia, American lawyer and politician, 99th Mayor of New York City (b. 1882)
1947
Jantina Tammes, Dutch biologist, geneticist, and academic (b. 1871)
1945
Augusto Tasso Fragoso, Brazilian politician, President of Brazil (b. 1869)
1945
William Seabrook, American occultist, journalist, and explorer (b. 1884)
1945
Eduard Wirths, German physician (b. 1909)
1939
Paul Bruchési, Canadian archbishop (b. 1855)
1933
Annie Besant, English theosophist and activist (b. 1847)
1930
Gombojab Tsybikov, Russian anthropologist and explorer (b. 1873)
1927
George Nichols, American actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1864)
1908
Pablo de Sarasate, Spanish violinist and composer (b. 1844)
1906
Robert R. Hitt, American politician, 13th United States Assistant Secretary of State (b. 1834)
1898
Theodor Fontane, German author and poet (b. 1819)
1884
Leopold Fitzinger, Austrian zoologist and author (b. 1802)
1863
Jacob Grimm, German philologist and mythologist (b. 1785)
1855
José Trinidad Reyes, Honduran priest and educator (b. 1797)
1852
Philander Chase, American bishop and educator, founded Kenyon College (b. 1775)
1845
Matvei Gedenschtrom, Russian explorer and public servant (b. 1780)
1840
José Gaspar Rodríguez de Francia, Paraguayan lawyer and politician, Consul of Paraguay (b. 1766)
1839
Sir Thomas Hardy, 1st Baronet, English admiral (b. 1769)
1815
Nicolas Desmarest, French geologist and scholar (b. 1725)
1803
Robert Emmet, Irish commander (b. 1780)
1793
Fletcher Christian, English lieutenant and mutineer (b. 1764)
1684
Kim Seok-ju, Korean scholar and politician (b. 1634)
1643
Lucius Cary, 2nd Viscount Falkland, English soldier and politician, Secretary of State for England (b. 1610)
1639
Johannes Meursius, Dutch historian and scholar (b. 1579)
1627
Jan Gruter, Dutch scholar and critic (b. 1560)
1625
Heinrich Meibom, German historian and poet (b. 1555)
1590
Lodovico Agostini, Italian priest, composer, and scholar (b. 1534)
1586
Sir Anthony Babington, English Catholic conspirator (b. 1561)
1586
Chidiock Tichborne, English conspirator and poet (b. 1558)
1565
Cipriano de Rore, Flemish composer and teacher (b. 1515)
1537
Pavle Bakić, medieval Serb monarch; last Serb Despot
1533
Veit Stoss, German sculptor (b. c. 1447)
1501
Agostino Barbarigo, Doge of Venice
1501
Thomas Grey, 1st Marquess of Dorset, stepson of Edward IV of England (b. 1457)
1492
Anne Neville, Countess of Warwick (b. 1426)
1460
Gilles Binchois, Flemish composer (b. 1400)
1440
Frederick I, Elector of Brandenburg (b. 1371)
1384
Louis I, Duke of Anjou (b. 1339)
1328
Ibn Taymiyyah, Syrian theologian and scholar (b. 1263)
1266
Jan Prandota, Bishop of Kraków
1246
Michael of Chernigov (b. 1185)
1241
Conrad II of Salzwedel, German nobleman and bishop
1190
Adelog of Hildesheim, German bishop
1085
Hermann II, Count Palatine of Lotharingia (b. 1049)
855
Gozbald, bishop of Würzburg

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