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On This Day in History:  September 21

September 21 is the 264th day of the year (265th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 101 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2020
Australian woman takes home $60 million lottery jackpot. It isn't every day you hear about a lottery winner on the younger side, but one Australian woman in her twenties just took home the $60 million (US$43.43 million) Australian Powerball jackpot in the draw on Thurs., Sept. 17.
2019
California woman claims Mega Millions lottery jackpot worth half-billion dollars. A San Diego woman never has to work another day in her life after cashing in her winning Mega Millions lottery ticket she purchased at a deli near Sorrento Valley.
2018
After bawdy photos, California Lottery workers demand resignations. Five veteran Lottery employees on Thursday demanded that senior department executives resign amid investigations into hiring practices and alleged misconduct on a work-related trip two years ago.
2017
$133.2 million Powerball lottery winner played same numbers for 30 years. Colorado's biggest lottery jackpot winner in state history says she has played the same five numbers in the lottery every week, without fail, for the past 30 years.
2016
Colorado siblings win lottery by playing the same numbers. A pair of Colorado siblings won a collective $250,000 when they played the same lottery numbers in the same Powerball drawing.
2016
Idaho woman wins $390,000 lottery prize after playing same numbers for 27 years. An Idaho woman's streak of playing the same lottery numbers since 1989 finally paid off when the numbers earned her a $390,000 jackpot.
2016
Losing bidders protest $262 million Maryland Lottery contract. Two losing contenders for a contract worth as much as $263 million for the computer network that runs the Maryland lottery are protesting a decision to award the business to a rival, charging that a state agency chose the highest bidder after a tainted process.
2015
Texas Lottery starts new 'Texas Triple Chance' game next week. Texas Lottery players will be getting a brand new game to play, starting next week.
2012
$174 MILLION: Tomorrow's Powerball lottery jackpot red hot. The multi-state Powerball lottery drawing took place Wednesday night without any jackpot winners, causing the new jackpot for Saturday's drawing to grow to an estimated $174 million, with a cash option of $110 million.
2012
$250,000 Mega Millions ticket sold in Maryland expires next week. The final claim date is quickly approaching for the owner of a $250,000 second-tier Mega Millions ticket purched in Maryland at the end of March.
2011
Deadline for claiming $16.5M Hot Lotto jackpot nears. Time is running out for a mystery lottery player to claim a $16.5 million Hot Lotto jackpot purchased in Iowa last December.
2011
Would-be lottery winner to get new roof. A California woman isn't going to get the $54 million she thought she won in this week's lottery when her newspaper printed the wrong winning numbers, but two local businessmen are taking care of the first thing she planned to buy with the prize money: a new roof.
2011
Maryland woman's winning lottery ticket mistake. A Maryland woman thought she was getting a little taste of the dream of winning the lottery, but it turned out it was all a mistake.
2011
Full Tilt Poker a ponzi scheme, says U.S. attorney. An Internet poker company that was blocked from operating in the U.S. in the spring as part of an online gambling crackdown was "not a legitimate poker company, but a global Ponzi scheme," federal prosecutors said Tuesday.
2008
Virginia Lottery's 20th birthday raffle drawing held. The Virginia Lottery's latest raffle-style game, Virginia's 20th Birthday Raffle, was drawn Saturday, and made one instant millionaire.
2005
Company That Claimed to Sell Winning Lottery Numbers Will Pay Refund. A Buffalo, N.Y., company that told consumers they could buy winning lottery numbers will issue full refunds to Missouri residents and will cease to do business in Missouri under a court-approved agreement with Attorney General Jay Nixon.
2005
Record lottery winner's business target of complaints. More than 1,500 complaints have been filed in a Wood County sewer project being completed by a company owned by record Powerball winner Jack Whittaker, about one complaint for every customer the Union Williams Public Service District project would serve.
2005
High gas prices may be cutting into lottery sales. The evidence is far from conclusive, but some people in the business think high gasoline prices have cut into lottery sales in New Hampshire.
2005
Possible winner of $258 million Mega Millions lottery jackpot found. Officials with the New Jersey Lottery on Wednesday announced that a person purported to be a legal representative for the winner of a massive Mega Millions drawing has come forward.
2004
Crossing the border is good luck for $200,000 lottery winner. A Clarksville, Tennessee man's luck turned green earlier this month when he won $200,000 in the Kentucky Cash Ball lottery.
2004
Canadian Super 7 lottery winner heads back to work. It's back to work for Shawn MacDonald even if this morning he is Canada's newest multi-millionaire.
2004
Missouri lottery winner to validate $3.1 million winning ticket. An Ava, Missouri man must wait until Wednesday or Thursday for state lottery officials to verify whether his lottery ticket will turn him into a $3.1 million winner in the Missouri Lottery.

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.$228.5 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 24, 2014
4.$227 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 24, 2019
5.€190 Million
US$209.08 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Sep 24, 2019
6.$203 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 23, 2006
7.€130 Million
US$189.94 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Sep 26, 2008
8.€153 Million
US$182.99 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Sep 22, 2017
9.$178 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 22, 2018
10.$176 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 24, 2008
11.$174 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 22, 2012
12.€144.08 Million
US$161.65 Million
Draw Date
Sep 22, 2016
13.$160 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 24, 2013
14.€130 Million
US$152.85 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Sep 21, 2018
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.$86 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 23, 2011
22.€76 Million
US$83.79 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Sep 22, 2020
23.$83 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 23, 2014
24.$80 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 21, 2019
25.€64 Million
US$71.8 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Sep 23, 2016

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1986
Sunday, Sep 21, 1986
34 years old
1983
Wednesday, Sep 21, 1983
37 years old
1982
Tuesday, Sep 21, 1982
38 years old
1981
Monday, Sep 21, 1981
39 years old
1979
Friday, Sep 21, 1979
41 years old
1976
Tuesday, Sep 21, 1976
44 years old
1974
Saturday, Sep 21, 1974
46 years old
1972
Thursday, Sep 21, 1972
48 years old
1970
Monday, Sep 21, 1970
50 years old
1968
Saturday, Sep 21, 1968
52 years old
1967
Thursday, Sep 21, 1967
53 years old
1966
Wednesday, Sep 21, 1966
54 years old
1966
Wednesday, Sep 21, 1966
54 years old
1965
Tuesday, Sep 21, 1965
55 years old
1960
Wednesday, Sep 21, 1960
60 years old
1955
Wednesday, Sep 21, 1955
65 years old
1955
Wednesday, Sep 21, 1955
65 years old
1951
Friday, Sep 21, 1951
69 years old
1943
Tuesday, Sep 21, 1943
77 years old

Worldwide Events On This Day

2013
Al-Shabaab Islamic militants attack the Westgate shopping mall in Kenya, killing at least 67 people.
2012
Three Egyptian militants open fire on a group of Israeli soldiers in a southern Israel cross-border attack.
2003
The Galileo spacecraft is terminated by sending it into Jupiter's atmosphere.
2001
America: A Tribute to Heroes is broadcast by over 35 network and cable channels, raising over $200 million for the victims of the September 11 attacks.
2001
Ross Parker is murdered in Peterborough, England, by a gang of ten British Pakistani youths
1999
The Chi-Chi earthquake occurs in central Taiwan, leaving about 2,400 people dead.
1996
The Defense of Marriage Act is passed by the United States Congress.
1993
Russian President Boris Yeltsin triggers a constitutional crisis when he suspends parliament and scraps the constitution.
1991
Armenia gains independence from the Soviet Union.
1984
Brunei joins the United Nations.
1981
Belize is granted full independence from the United Kingdom.
1981
Sandra Day O'Connor is unanimously approved by the U.S. Senate as the first female Supreme Court justice.
1976
Orlando Letelier is assassinated in Washington, D.C. He had been a member of the former Chilean Marxist government.
1976
Seychelles joins the United Nations.
1972
Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos begins authoritarian rule by declaring martial law.
1971
Bahrain, Bhutan and Qatar join the United Nations.
1965
The Gambia, Maldives and Singapore are admitted as members of the United Nations.
1964
Malta gains independence from the United Kingdom, but remains in the Commonwealth.
1964
The North American XB-70 Valkyrie, the world's fastest bomber, makes its maiden flight from Palmdale, California.
1953
Lieutenant No Kum-sok, a North Korean pilot, defects to South Korea with his jet fighter.
1949
The People's Republic of China is proclaimed.
1942
The Holocaust in Ukraine: On the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur, Nazis send over 1,000 Jews of Pidhaitsi to Bełżec extermination camp.
1942
The Holocaust in Ukraine: In Dunaivtsi, Ukraine, Nazis murder 2,588 Jews.
1942
The Holocaust in Poland: At the end of Yom Kippur, Germans order Jews to permanently move from Konstantynów to Biała Podlaska.
1942
The Boeing B-29 Superfortress makes its maiden flight.
1939
Romanian Prime Minister Armand Călinescu is assassinated by the Iron Guard.
1938
The Great Hurricane of 1938 makes landfall on Long Island in New York. The death toll is estimated at 500-700 people.
1937
J. R. R. Tolkien's The Hobbit is published.
1934
A large typhoon hits western Honshū, Japan, killing more than three thousand people.
1933
Salvador Lutteroth establishes Mexican professional wrestling.
1921
A storage silo in Oppau, Germany, explodes, killing 500-600 people.
1898
Empress Dowager Cixi seizes power and ends the Hundred Days' Reform in China.
1896
Anglo-Egyptian conquest of Sudan: British forces under the command of Horatio Kitchener take Dongola.
1860
Second Opium War: An Anglo-French force defeats Chinese troops at the Battle of Palikao.
1843
John Williams Wilson takes possession of the Strait of Magellan on behalf of the Chilean government.
1792
French Revolution: The National Convention abolishes the monarchy.
1780
American Revolutionary War: Benedict Arnold gives the British the plans to West Point.
1776
Part of New York City is burned shortly after being occupied by British forces.
1745
A Hanoverian army is defeated, in ten minutes, by the Jacobite forces of Prince Charles Edward Stuart
1435
The Congress of Arras causes Burgundy to switch sides in the Hundred Years' War.
1217
Livonian Crusade: The Estonian leader Lembitu and Livonian leader Kaupo the Accursed are killed in the Battle of St. Matthew's Day.
1170
The Kingdom of Dublin falls to Norman invaders.
455
Emperor Avitus enters Rome with a Gallic army and consolidates his power.

Births On This Day

1999
Wang Junkai, Chinese singer
1999
Alexander Isak, Eritrean-Swedish professional footballer
1998
Máscara de Bronce, Mexican wrestler
1993
Kwon Mina, South Korean singer and actress
1993
Derik Osede, Spanish footballer
1993
Ante Rebić, Croatian footballer
1992
Kim Jong-dae, South Korean singer-songwriter
1992
Rodrigo Godínez, Mexican footballer
1991
Anastassia Kovalenko, Estonian motorcycle racer
1990
Al-Farouq Aminu, American basketball player
1990
Danny Batth, English footballer
1990
Rob Cross, English darts player
1990
Ivan Dorschner, American-Filipino model and actor
1990
Sam Kasiano, New Zealand rugby league player
1989
Jason Derulo, American singer-songwriter
1989
Sandor Earl, Australian rugby league player
1989
Emma Watkins, Australian singer and actress
1988
Doug Baldwin, American football player
1988
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Pakistani politician
1987
Jimmy Clausen, American football player
1987
Anthony Don, Australian rugby league player
1987
Marcelo Estigarribia, Paraguayan footballer
1987
Murilo Maccari, Brazilian footballer
1987
Ashley Paris, American basketball player
1987
Courtney Paris, American basketball player
1987
Michał Pazdan, Polish footballer
1987
Ivelisse Vélez, Puerto Rican wrestler
1986
Faris Badwan, English singer-songwriter
1986
Lindsey Stirling, American violinist and composer
1985
Justin Durant, American football player
1984
Ben Wildman-Tobriner, American swimmer
1984
Wale, American rapper
1983
Ndiss Kaba Badji, Senegalese athlete
1983
Alex Bailey, British footballer
1983
Dwayne Barker, English rugby league player
1983
Sarah Rees Brennan, Irish writer
1983
Stipe Buljan, Croatian footballer
1983
John Castillo, Colombian footballer
1983
Fernando Cavenaghi, Argentine footballer
1983
Wagner Diniz, Brazilian footballer
1983
Moustapha Djallit, Algerian footballer
1983
Francesco Dracone, Italian race car driver
1983
Scott Evans, American actor
1983
Anna Favella, Italian actress
1983
Éder Monteiro Fernandes, Brazilian footballer
1983
Kristian Gidlund, Swedish drummer and journalist (d. 2013)
1983
Maggie Grace, American actress
1983
Bryan Willis Hamilton, American musician
1983
Liam Harrison, British rugby league player
1983
Cristian Hidalgo, Spanish footballer
1983
Greg Jennings, American football player
1983
Dorothea Kalpakidou, Greek discus thrower
1983
Derek Landri, American footballer
1983
C. S. Magaoay, American researcher and activist
1983
Joseph Mazzello, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1983
Anna Meares, Italian track cyclist
1983
Reggie Nelson, American footballer
1983
Mark Nerkowski, American soccer player
1983
Dênis Oliveira de Souza, Brazilian footballer
1983
Rasmus Persson, Swedish radio personality
1983
Marcin Piekarski, Polish luger
1983
Rafael Marques Pinto, Brazilian footballer
1983
Tori Polk, American athlete
1983
Miguel Potes Mina, Colombian footballer
1983
Javier Alejandro Rabbia, Argentine footballer
1983
Wakakirin Shinichi, Japanese sumo wrestler and mixed martial artist
1983
Joana Solnado, Portuguese actress
1983
Ben Richardson, British cinematographer
1983
Asa Taccone, American musician
1983
Ronny Toma, Italian footballer
1983
Sanka Wijegunaratne, Sri Lankan cricketer
1983
Ycare, French singer songwriter
1982
Eduardo Azevedo, Brazilian race car driver
1982
Christos Tapoutos, Greek basketball player
1982
Rowan Vine, English footballer
1981
Nicole Richie, American actress, fashion designer, and author
1981
Sarah Whatmore, English singer-songwriter
1980
Nyree Kindred, Welsh swimmer
1980
Tomas Scheckter, South African race car driver
1980
Autumn Reeser, American actress
1980
Kareena Kapoor, Indian actress
1979
James Allan, Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist
1979
Richard Dunne, Irish footballer
1979
Chris Gayle, Jamaican cricketer
1979
Julian Gray, English footballer
1979
Monika Merl, German runner
1978
Paulo Costanzo, Canadian actor, director, and producer
1978
Luke Godden, Australian footballer
1978
Doug Howlett, New Zealand rugby player
1977
Kārlis Lācis, Latvian pianist and composer
1977
Andre Pärn, Estonian basketball player
1977
Kohei Sato, Japanese wrestler
1977
Brian Tallet, American baseball player
1976
Jonas Bjerre, Danish singer-songwriter and guitarist
1976
Poul Hübertz, Danish footballer and manager
1975
Doug Davis, American baseball player
1974
Bryce Drew, American basketball player and coach
1974
Jana Kandarr, German tennis player
1974
Andy Todd, English footballer and manager
1973
Vanessa Grigoriadis, American journalist and author
1973
Virginia Ruano Pascual, Spanish tennis player
1973
Oswaldo Sánchez, Mexican footballer
1972
Olivia Bonamy, French actress
1972
Liam Gallagher, English singer-songwriter
1972
Jon Kitna, American football player and coach
1971
John Crawley, English cricketer and academic
1971
Alfonso Ribeiro, American actor and golf player
1971
Luke Wilson, American actor, director, and screenwriter
1970
Melissa Ferrick, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1970
Samantha Power, Irish-American journalist, academic, and diplomat, 28th United States Ambassador to the United Nations
1969
Anne Burrell, American chef and television host
1969
Jason Christiansen, American baseball player
1969
Curtis Leschyshyn, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster
1968
Kevin Buzzard, British mathematician
1968
David Jude Jolicoeur, American rapper, songwriter, and producer (De La Soul)
1968
Ricki Lake, American actress, producer, and talk show host
1967
Faith Hill, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress
1967
Suman Pokhrel, Nepali poet, lyricist and playwright
1967
Tyler Stewart, Canadian drummer
1966
Kerrin Lee-Gartner, Canadian skier and journalist
1965
Frédéric Beigbeder, French author and critic
1965
Cheryl Hines, American actress
1965
Johanna Vuoksenmaa, Finnish director and screenwriter
1964
Jorge Drexler, Uruguayan singer-songwriter
1964
Lester Quitzau, Canadian guitarist
1963
Curtly Ambrose, Antiguan cricketer and bass player
1963
Cecil Fielder, American baseball player and manager
1963
Angus Macfadyen, Scottish actor and screenwriter
1963
Mamoru Samuragochi, Japanese composer
1963
Trevor Steven, English footballer
1963
David J. Wales, British academic and educator
1962
Rob Morrow, American actor
1961
Billy Collins, Jr., American boxer (d. 1984)
1961
Dan Borislow, American businessman, invented the magicJack (d. 2014)
1961
Nancy Travis, American actress and producer
1960
David James Elliott, Canadian-American actor and director
1960
Masoumeh Ebtekar, Iranian journalist, politician and scientist, first woman Vice President of Iran
1960
Kelley Eskridge, American author and screenwriter
1960
Musalia Mudavadi, Kenyan politician and Former Deputy Prime Minister
1960
Graham Southern, English art dealer and gallery owner
1960
Maurizio Cattelan, Italian sculptor
1959
Crin Antonescu, Romanian educator and politician, former Interim President of Romania
1959
Andrzej Buncol, Polish footballer
1959
Dave Coulier, American actor, comedian, producer, and screenwriter
1959
Danny Cox, English-American baseball player and coach
1959
Corinne Drewery, English singer-songwriter (Swing Out Sister) and fashion designer
1958
Rick Mahorn, American basketball player and coach
1958
Simon Mayo, English radio host
1957
Ethan Coen, American director, producer, and screenwriter
1957
Mark Levin, American lawyer, radio host, and author
1957
Sidney Moncrief, American basketball player and coach
1957
Kevin Rudd, Australian politician and diplomat, 26th Prime Minister of Australia
1956
Jack Givens, American basketball player and sportscaster
1956
Marta Kauffman, American screenwriter and producer
1956
Ricky Morton, American wrestler
1955
Richard Hieb, American engineer and astronaut
1955
Mika Kaurismäki, Finnish director, producer, and screenwriter
1954
Shinzō Abe, Japanese lawyer and politician, 90th Prime Minister of Japan
1954
Thomas S. Ray, American ecologist and academic
1954
Phil "Philthy Animal" Taylor, English rock drummer (Motörhead) (d. 2015)
1953
Arie Luyendyk, Dutch race car driver and sportscaster
1953
Reinhard Marx, German cardinal
1952
Dave Gregory, English guitarist and keyboard player
1952
John Taylor, Baron Taylor of Warwick, English lawyer and politician
1951
Bruce Arena, American soccer player and manager
1951
Aslan Maskhadov, Chechen general and politician, 3rd President of the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria (d. 2005)
1950
Charles Clarke, English economist and politician, Secretary of State for Education
1950
Bill Murray, American actor, comedian, producer, and screenwriter
1949
Henry Butler, American pianist and photographer
1949
Artis Gilmore, American basketball player and radio host
1949
Odilo Scherer, Brazilian cardinal
1948
Jack Dromey, English union leader and politician
1948
Mitsuo Momota, Japanese wrestler
1947
Don Felder, American musician and songwriter (Eagles)
1947
Keith Harris, English ventriloquist and singer (d. 2015)
1947
Rupert Hine, English musician, songwriter, and record producer
1947
Stephen King, American author and screenwriter
1947
Ed Nimmervoll, Austrian-Australian journalist, historian, and author (d. 2014)
1947
Marsha Norman, American playwright and author
1946
Rose Garrard, English sculptor and author
1946
Moritz Leuenberger, Swiss lawyer and politician, 87th President of the Swiss Confederation
1946
Mart Siimann, Estonian psychologist and politician, 12th Prime Minister of Estonia
1945
Richard Childress, American race car driver and businessman
1945
Shaw Clifton, Northern Irish 18th General of The Salvation Army
1945
Kay Ryan, American poet and educator
1944
Steve Beshear, American lawyer and politician, 61st Governor of Kentucky
1944
Marcus Binney, English historian and author
1944
Fannie Flagg, American actress, comedian, and author
1944
Hamilton Jordan, American politician, 8th White House Chief of Staff (d. 2008)
1944
Bobby Tench, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
1943
David Hood, American session bassist and trombone player (Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section)
1943
Jerry Bruckheimer, American film and television producer
1942
Sam McDowell, American baseball player
1941
Jack Brisco, American wrestler and manager (d. 2010)
1941
R. James Woolsey, Jr., American scholar and diplomat, 16th Director of Central Intelligence
1940
Ron Fenton, English footballer, coach, and manager (d. 2013)
1940
Hermann Knoflacher, Austrian engineer and academic
1940
Bill Kurtis, American journalist and producer
1939
Agnivesh, Indian philosopher, academic, and politician
1938
Doug Moe, American basketball player and coach
1938
Olu Falae, Nigerian politician and government official
1937
John D'Amico, Canadian ice hockey player and referee (d. 2005)
1936
Ian Albery, English manager and producer
1936
Dickey Lee, American pop-country singer-songwriter and guitarist
1936
Yury Luzhkov, Russian soldier and politician, 2nd Mayor of Moscow
1936
Diane Rehm, American journalist and radio host
1935
Jimmy Armfield, English footballer and manager (d. 2018)
1935
Henry Gibson, American actor (d. 2009)
1934
Leonard Cohen, Canadian singer-songwriter and poet (d. 2016)
1934
María Rubio, Mexican actress (d. 2018)
1933
Allan Jeans, Australian footballer and coach (d. 2011)
1933
Dick Simon, American race car driver
1932
Shirley Conran, English journalist and author
1932
Marjorie Fletcher, English Director of the Women's Royal Naval Service (d. 2008)
1932
Don Preston, American keyboard player and composer
1931
Larry Hagman, American actor, director, and producer (d. 2012)
1930
John Morgan, Welsh-Canadian actor and screenwriter (d. 2004)
1930
Bob Stokoe, English footballer and manager (d. 2004)
1929
Sándor Kocsis, Hungarian footballer and manager (d. 1979)
1929
Edgar Valter, Estonian author and illustrator (d. 2006)
1929
Bernard Williams, English-Italian philosopher and academic (d. 2003)
1926
Don Dunstan, Fijian-Australian lawyer and politician, 35th Premier of South Australia (d. 1999)
1926
Donald A. Glaser, American physicist and neurobiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2013)
1926
Fereydoon Moshiri, Iranian poet and critic (d. 2000)
1924
Hermann Buhl, Austrian mountaineer (d. 1957)
1921
John McHale, American baseball player and manager (d. 2008)
1920
Kenneth McAlpine, British racing driver
1919
Mario Bunge, Argentinian-Canadian physicist and philosopher
1919
Herman Fowlkes, Jr., American trumpet player and educator (d. 1993)
1919
Fazlur Rahman Malik, Pakistani philosopher and scholar (d. 1988)
1918
John Gofman, American physicist, chemist, and biologist (d. 2007)
1918
Karl Slover, American actor (d. 2011)
1918
Juan José Arreola, Mexican writer and academic (d. 2001)
1917
Phyllis Nicolson, English mathematician and academic (d. 1968)
1916
Françoise Giroud, Swiss-French journalist and politician, French Minister of Culture (d. 2003)
1912
Chuck Jones, American animator, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2002)
1912
György Sándor, Hungarian pianist and composer (d. 2005)
1910
Meinrad Schütter, Swiss composer (d. 2006)
1909
Kwame Nkrumah, Ghanaian educator and politician, 1st President of Ghana (d. 1972)
1906
Henry Beachell, American biologist and botanist (d. 2006)
1905
Robert Lebel, Canadian businessman and politician (d. 1999)
1904
Hans Hartung, German-French painter (d. 1989)
1903
Preston Tucker, American engineer and businessman, designed the Tucker Sedan (d. 1956)
1902
Luis Cernuda, Spanish poet and critic (d. 1963)
1902
Allen Lane, English publisher, founded Penguin Books (d. 1970)
1902
Howie Morenz, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1937)
1899
Frederick Coutts, Scottish 8th General of The Salvation Army (d. 1986)
1894
Anton Piëch, Austrian lawyer and businessman (d. 1952)
1890
Max Immelmann, German lieutenant and pilot (d. 1916)
1890
Charles William Train, English sergeant, Victoria Cross recipient (d. 1965)
1884
Dénes Kőnig, Hungarian mathematician and theorist (d. 1944)
1882
Geevarghese Ivanios, Indian metropolitan (d. 1953)
1878
Peter McWilliam, Scottish-English footballer and manager (d. 1951)
1874
Gustav Holst, English composer and educator (d. 1934)
1873
Papa Jack Laine, American drummer and bandleader (d. 1966)
1872
Henry Tingle Wilde, English chief officer on the RMS Titanic (d. 1912)
1867
Charles Bathurst, 1st Viscount Bledisloe, English politician, 4th Governor-General of New Zealand (d. 1958)
1867
Henry L. Stimson, American colonel, lawyer, and politician, 46th United States Secretary of State (d. 1950)
1866
Charles Nicolle, French-Tunisian microbiologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1936)
1866
H. G. Wells, English novelist, historian, and critic (d. 1946)
1863
John Bunny, American actor (d. 1915)
1862
James E. Talmage, English-American religious leader and author (d. 1933)
1860
Wilson Kettle, Canadian centenarian (d. 1963)
1859
Francesc Macià, Catalan colonel and politician, 122nd President of Catalonia (d. 1933)
1853
Heike Kamerlingh Onnes, Dutch physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1926)
1849
Maurice Barrymore, American actor (d. 1905)
1846
Mihály Kolossa, Hungarian-Slovene author and poet (d. 1906)
1842
Abdul Hamid II, 34th Sultan of the Ottoman Empire (d. 1918)
1840
Murad V, Ottoman sultan (d. 1904)
1819
Princess Louise Marie Thérèse of Artois (d. 1864)
1760
Ivan Dmitriev, Russian poet and politician, Minister of Justice for Imperial Russia (d. 1837)
1758
Christopher Gore, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 8th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1827)
1756
John Loudon McAdam, Scottish engineer (d. 1836)
1706
Polyxena of Hesse-Rotenburg (d. 1735)
1645
Louis Jolliet, Canadian explorer (d. 1700)
1640
Philippe I, Duke of Orléans, younger son of Louis XIII of France and his wife (d. 1701)
1629
Philip Howard, English cardinal (d. 1694)
1559
Cigoli, Italian painter and architect (d. 1613)
1552
Barbara Longhi, Italian painter (d. 1638)
1457
Hedwig Jagiellon, Duchess of Bavaria, Polish princess (d. 1502)
1452
Girolamo Savonarola, Italian priest and philosopher (d. 1498)
1433
Guillaume Fichet, French scholar and academic (d. 1480)
1428
Jingtai Emperor of China (d. 1457)
1415
Frederick III, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1493)
1411
Richard of York, 3rd Duke of York, English politician, Lord Protector of England (d. 1460)
1407
Leonello d'Este, Marquis of Ferrara, Italian noble (d. 1450)
1371
Frederick I, Elector of Brandenburg (d. 1440)
1051
Bertha of Savoy (d. 1087)
953
Abu Ishaq Ibrahim, Buyid prince
580
Pope Vitalian (d. 672)

Deaths On This Day

2018
Trần Đại Quang, President of Vietnam (b. 1956)
2018
Vitaliy Masol, Ukrainian Former Prime Minister (b.1928)
2015
Yoram Gross, Polish-Australian director and producer (b. 1926)
2015
Ray Warleigh, Australian-English saxophonist and flute player (b. 1938)
2015
Richard Williamson, American footballer and coach (b. 1941)
2014
Michael Harari, Israeli intelligence officer (b. 1927)
2014
Caldwell Jones, American basketball player and coach (b. 1950)
2014
Sheldon Patinkin, American director and playwright (b. 1935)
2013
Kofi Awoonor, Ghanaian author, poet, and diplomat (b. 1935)
2013
Michel Brault, Canadian director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1928)
2013
Harl H. Haas, Jr., American lawyer, jurist, and politician (b. 1932)
2013
Walter Wallmann, German lawyer and politician, Minister-President of Hesse (b. 1932)
2013
Ko Wierenga, Dutch lawyer and politician (b. 1933)
2012
José Curbelo, Cuban-American pianist and manager (b. 1917)
2012
Yehuda Elkana, Israeli historian and philosopher (b. 1934)
2012
Sven Hassel, Danish-German soldier and author (b. 1917)
2012
Bill King, English commander, sailor, and author (b. 1910)
2012
Tom Umphlett, American baseball player and manager (b. 1930)
2011
John Du Cann, English guitarist (b. 1946)
2011
Jun Henmi, Japanese author and poet (b. 1939)
2011
Pamela Ann Rymer, American lawyer and judge (b. 1941)
2009
Robert Ginty, American actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1948)
2007
Hallgeir Brenden, Norwegian skier (b. 1929)
2007
Alice Ghostley, American actress (b. 1923)
2007
Rex Humbard, American evangelist and television host (b. 1919)
2006
Tasos Athanasiadis, Greek author (b. 1913)
2004
Bob Mason, English actor and screenwriter (b. 1952)
2002
Robert L. Forward, American physicist and engineer (b. 1932)
2000
Jacques Flynn, Canadian lawyer and politician, 35th Canadian Minister of Justice (b. 1915)
2000
Leonid Rogozov, Russian physician and surgeon (b. 1934)
1998
Florence Griffith Joyner, American sprinter (b. 1959)
1995
Rudy Perpich, American dentist and politician, 34th Governor of Minnesota (b. 1928)
1992
Tarachand Barjatya, Indian film producer, founded Rajshri Productions (b. 1914)
1991
Gordon Bashford, English engineer (b. 1916)
1990
Takis Kanellopoulos, Greek director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1933)
1989
Rajini Thiranagama, Sri Lankan physician and academic (b. 1954)
1988
Glenn Robert Davis, American lieutenant and politician (b. 1914)
1987
Jaco Pastorius, American bass player, composer, and producer (b. 1951)
1985
Gu Long, Chinese author and screenwriter (b. 1937)
1983
Andrew Brewin, Canadian politician (b. 1907)
1983
Bob Donham, American basketball player (b. 1926)
1983
Bada Rajan, Indian mobster (b. unknown)
1983
Birgit Tengroth, Swedish actor (b. 1915)
1983
Willy Trenk-Trebitsch, Austrian actor (b. 1902)
1983
Xavier Zubiri, Basquephilosopher (b. 1898)
1982
Ivan Bagramyan, Russian general (b. 1897)
1976
Orlando Letelier, Chilean economist and politician, Minister of Foreign Affairs for Chile (b. 1932)
1975
Bedri Rahmi Eyüboğlu, Turkish painter and poet (b. 1911)
1974
Walter Brennan, American actor (b. 1894)
1974
Jacqueline Susann, American author and actress (b. 1918)
1972
Henry de Montherlant, French essayist, novelist, and dramatist (b. 1896)
1971
Bernardo Houssay, Argentinian physiologist and physician, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1887)
1966
Paul Reynaud, French lawyer and politician, 118th Prime Minister of France (b. 1878)
1964
Josef Müller, Croatian entomologist (b. 1880)
1963
Paulino Masip, Spanish author, playwright, and screenwriter (b. 1899)
1962
Bo Carter, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1892)
1961
Ed Oliver, American golfer (b. 1915)
1958
Peter Whitehead, English race car driver (b. 1914)
1957
Haakon VII of Norway (b. 1872)
1956
Bill Struth, Scottish footballer and manager (b. 1875)
1954
Mikimoto Kōkichi, Japanese businessman (b. 1858)
1953
Necmettin Sadak, Turkish publisher and politician, 10th Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1890)
1947
Harry Carey, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1878)
1944
Alexander Koshetz, Ukrainian choral conductor, arranger, composer (b. 1875)
1944
Artur Phleps, Romanian general (b. 1881)
1942
John Symes, English cricketer (b. 1879)
1939
Armand Călinescu, Romanian economist and politician, 39th Prime Minister of Romania (b. 1893)
1938
Ivana Brlić-Mažuranić, Croatian author and poet (b. 1874)
1933
Kenji Miyazawa, Japanese author and poet (b. 1896)
1926
Léon Charles Thévenin, French engineer (b. 1857)
1906
Samuel Arnold, American conspirator (b. 1838)
1905
Nikolay Benardos, Ukrainian inventor (b. 1842)
1904
Chief Joseph, American tribal leader (b. 1840)
1880
Manuel Montt, Chilean scholar and politician, 6th President of Chile (b. 1809)
1874
Jean-Baptiste Élie de Beaumont, French geologist and engineer (b. 1798)
1860
Arthur Schopenhauer, German philosopher and author (b. 1788)
1832
Walter Scott, Scottish novelist, playwright, and poet (b. 1771)
1812
Emanuel Schikaneder, German actor and playwright (b. 1751)
1798
George Read, American lawyer and politician, 3rd Governor of Delaware (b. 1733)
1796
François Séverin Marceau-Desgraviers, French general (b. 1769)
1748
John Balguy, English philosopher and author (b. 1686)
1743
Jai Singh II, Indian king (b. 1688)
1719
Johann Heinrich Acker, German historian and academic (b. 1647)
1709
Ivan Mazepa, Ukrainian statesman, Hetman of Zaporizhian Host (b. 1639)
1643
Emperor Hong Taiji of China (b. 1592)
1637
William V, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel (b. 1602)
1629
Jan Pieterszoon Coen, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies (b. 1587)
1586
Antoine Perrenot de Granvelle, French cardinal and diplomat (b. 1517)
1576
Gerolamo Cardano, Italian mathematician, physician, and astrologer (b. 1501)
1558
Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1500)
1397
Richard FitzAlan, 11th Earl of Arundel, English admiral (b. 1346)
1327
Edward II of England (b. 1284)
1256
William of Kilkenny, Lord Chancellor of England
1235
Andrew II of Hungary (b. 1175)
1217
Lembitu, Estonian king and military leader
1217
Caupo of Turaida
1026
Otto-William, Count of Burgundy
687
Pope Conon (b. 630)
454
Flavius Aetius, Roman general and politician (b. 396)
19 BC
Virgil, Roman poet (b. 70 BC)

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