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On This Day in History:  September 26

September 26 is the 269th day of the year (270th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 96 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2018
HGTV's 'My Lottery Dream Home' Season 5 premiere wins record ratings. The Season 5 premiere of HGTV's "My Lottery Dream Home" just scored the series' best Nielsen numbers ever, hauling in 3.3 million total viewers and a 0.85 rating among adults 25-54.
2016
Report: Ohio Lottery should make changes to organization. If Ohio follows the recommendations of a study of the state lottery, changes could be coming, including adding electronic table poker, online gaming, and a greater variety of instant tickets.
2016
Ontario Lottery scraps privatization plan. The Canadian province of Ontario has scrapped plans to privatize its state-run lottery business.
2014
California nail technician wins $228M Powerball jackpot. A nail technician who has played the lottery over the years by scraping together nickels and dimes from tips at the salon is now a multi-millionaire several times over.
2012
Three times lucky for lottery-winning family. The brothers of a Norwegian woman whose pregnancies coincided with three lottery wins are urging her to have more children.
2010
N.C. Lottery increases prize percentage. Since the North Carolina Lottery started, the percentage of lottery proceeds paid to education has dropped from 35 cents of every dollar sold to 29 cents, even though the total amount going to education has increased every year.
2010
Prison guard wins $54 million lottery jackpot. She's been homeless, bankrupt, a robbery victim and assaulted on the job -- but radiant Rikers Island prison guard Garina Fearon now has 54 million glorious reasons to start living la dolce vita.
2009
Woman claims $250,000 just hours before lottery ticket expires. A couple from Mechanicsville, Virginia, presented a winning ticket to Virginia Lottery officials just eight hours before the $250,000 prize would have expired.
2008
Police: Store clerk conned La. lotto winner out of $800,000. A joint investigation by Louisiana State Police and the state's Lottery Corporation determined on Wednesday that a clerk at a Belle Chasse convenience store conned a jackpot winner out of his ticket and a payoff of $800,000.
2008
D.C. fines lottery operator $1.4M in ticket scam. GTECH Corp., the operator of many government lotteries worldwide, was fined $1.4 million by the District of Columbia this month over charges that its subcontractors or a partner firm hacked into the district's lottery system and printed winning tickets for themselves two years ago.
2008
Bill would allow gifts for California lottery workers. Tucked inside California's thick budget package is a bill that allows the state lottery director to spend money on employee gifts, a practice that came under scrutiny after staff members were treated to a $46,336 party last year.
2007
Lottery winner took a 2nd chance, walked away with $1 million. O.K. Welty III's last-minute lottery decision became a profitable one for his family.
2007
Scientific Games to close Texas plant. Lottery operator Scientific Games Corp said it plans to close its plant in San Antonio, Texas, citing adequate production capacity in its other plants worldwide, a move that will affect about 350 jobs.
2007
Oregon waitress gets four years in lottery heist. A 33-year-old Beaverton, Oregon, waitress was sentenced to four years in prison today for robbing a lottery outlet and hitting the clerk over the head with a whiskey bottle.
2007
Mass. Gov. promises to protect lottery revenue. Seeking to nullify a major complaint about expanded gaming, Massachusetts Governor Deval L. Patrick is pledging to protect state Lottery revenues from being ravaged by casinos.
2007
Tennessee Lottery to hold "Deal Or No Deal" event. One of 26 grand prize finalists will walk away $100,000 richer on Friday as the Tennessee Lottery wraps up its initial version of the instant ticket game, "Deal or No Deal."
2005
PA Lottery to start Powerball ticket promotion. The Pennsylvania Lottery will conduct a "Buy 5 And Get 1 Free" Powerball with Power Play ticket promotion throughout October.
2005
Powerball Lottery Jackpot Jumps to $148 Million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Saturday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $148 million, with a cash option of $73.4 million.
2005
Single winner for Illinois State Lottery Lotto jackpot. A single player has won the $9.25 million jackpot from the Illinois State Lottery's weekend Lotto game.
2005
Korean lottery embroiled in scandal. The state-run lottery business in Korea is under investigation over two separate scandals involving charging high commission fees and suspicions that the operator manipulated winning averages to attract customers.
2005
N.C. lottery commission has full plate, rapid timeline ahead. Led by former Glaxo Inc. chairman Charles Sanders, the North Carolina Lottery board will have to walk a fine line starting games as fast as it can without mistakes that may cost its coffers millions of dollars.
2005
First N.C. lottery commission in place. The members of the first N.C. State Lottery Commission include Glaxo's former chief executive, the state's hurricane preparedness chief and a political consultant who helped bring a numbers game to South Carolina.
2003
Oregon Lottery operating costs drop half-million dollars. A report released Thursday by Oregon Secretary of State Bill Bradbury shows a half-million reduction in operating costs for the Oregon Lottery following last year's devastating audit.
2003
Tenn. lawmaker balks at high lottery pay for vice presidents. A state legislative leader said he hoped that Tennessee's lottery would pay its top officials less than top executives at the Georgia lottery were paid when Rebecca Paul was director there.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$336 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 28, 2018
2.$267 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 26, 2015
3.€190 Million
US$207.75 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Sep 27, 2019
4.$200 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 27, 2008
4.$200 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 26, 2012
6.$193 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 26, 2018
7.€163 Million
US$192.34 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Sep 26, 2017
8.€130 Million
US$189.94 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Sep 26, 2008
9.€130 Million
US$183.89 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Sep 28, 2007
10.€151 Million
US$175.28 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Sep 28, 2018
11.$173 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 27, 2013
12.€146.77 Million
US$164.72 Million
Draw Date
Sep 27, 2016
13.$150 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 26, 2009
14.$148 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 28, 2005
15.€100 Million
US$137.44 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Oct 1, 2010
16.€100 Million
US$128.9 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Sep 28, 2012
17.$128 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 29, 2004
18.$126 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 26, 2003
19.$96 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 27, 2011
20.$93 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 26, 2014
21.$88 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 29, 2009
22.€65 Million
US$87.87 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Sep 27, 2013
23.$86 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 28, 2004
24.€76 Million
US$85.26 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Sep 30, 2016
25.€58 Million
US$73.72 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Sep 29, 2006

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1995
Tuesday, Sep 26, 1995
25 years old
1994
Monday, Sep 26, 1994
26 years old
1981
Saturday, Sep 26, 1981
39 years old
1978
Tuesday, Sep 26, 1978
42 years old
1977
Monday, Sep 26, 1977
43 years old
1970
Saturday, Sep 26, 1970
50 years old
1956
Wednesday, Sep 26, 1956
64 years old
(year not provided)
(year not provided)
(year not provided)
(year not provided)

Worldwide Events On This Day

2014
A mass kidnapping occurs in Iguala, Mexico.
2009
Typhoon Ketsana hits the Philippines, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Thailand, causing 700 fatalities.
2008
Swiss pilot and inventor Yves Rossy becomes first person to fly a jet engine-powered wing across the English Channel.
2005
The PBS Kids Channel is shut down and replaced by a joint network with Comcast called Sprout.
2002
The overcrowded Senegalese ferry, MV Le Joola, capsizes off the coast of the Gambia killing more than 1,000.
2000
Anti-globalization protests in Prague (some 20,000 protesters) turn violent during the IMF and World Bank summits.
2000
The MS Express Samina sinks off Paros in the Aegean Sea killing 80 passengers.
1997
A Garuda Indonesia Airbus A300 crashes near Medan airport, killing 234.
1997
An earthquake strikes the Italian regions of Umbria and the Marche, causing part of the Basilica of St. Francis at Assisi to collapse.
1984
The United Kingdom and China agree to a transfer of sovereignty over Hong Kong, to take place in 1997.
1983
Soviet Air Force officer Stanislav Petrov identifies a report of an incoming nuclear missile as a computer error and not an American first strike.
1983
Australia II wins the America's Cup, ending the New York Yacht Club's 132-year domination of the race.
1981
Nolan Ryan sets a Major League record by throwing his fifth no-hitter.
1980
At the Oktoberfest terror attack in Munich 13 people die and 211 are injured.
1977
The Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant opens for official usage, the first nuclear power plant in the (then) Ukrainian SSR.
1973
Concorde makes its first non-stop crossing of the Atlantic in record-breaking time.
1969
Abbey Road, the last recorded album by The Beatles, is released.
1960
In Chicago, the first televised debate takes place between presidential candidates Richard M. Nixon and John F. Kennedy.
1959
Typhoon Vera, the strongest typhoon to hit Japan in recorded history, makes landfall, killing 4,580 people and leaving nearly 1.6 million others homeless.
1954
The Japanese rail ferry Tōya Maru sinks during a typhoon in the Tsugaru Strait, Japan, killing 1,172.
1953
Rationing of sugar in the United Kingdom ends
1950
Korean War: United Nations troops recapture Seoul from North Korean forces.
1942
Holocaust: Senior SS official August Frank issues a memorandum detailing how Jews should be "evacuated".
1941
The Military Police Corps is created as a permanent branch of the United States Army.
1934
The ocean liner RMS Queen Mary is launched.
1933
As gangster Machine Gun Kelly surrenders to the FBI, he shouts out, "Don't shoot, G-Men!", which becomes a nickname for FBI agents.
1923
The German government accepts the occupation of the Ruhr.
1918
World War I: The Meuse-Argonne Offensive began which would last until the total surrender of German forces.
1917
World War I: The Battle of Polygon Wood begins.
1914
The United States Federal Trade Commission is established by the Federal Trade Commission Act.
1910
Indian journalist Swadeshabhimani Ramakrishna Pillai is arrested after publishing criticism of the government of Travancore and is exiled.
1907
Four months after the 1907 Imperial Conference, New Zealand and Newfoundland are promoted from colonies to dominions within the British Empire.
1905
Albert Einstein publishes the third of his Annus Mirabilis papers, introducing the special theory of relativity.
1810
A new Act of Succession is adopted by the Riksdag of the Estates, and Jean Baptiste Bernadotte becomes heir to the Swedish throne.
1799
War of the 2nd Coalition: Franco-Swiss troops defeat Austro-Russian forces, leading to the collapse of Suvorov's campaign.
1792
Marc-David Lasource begins accusing Maximilien Robespierre of wanting a dictatorship for France.
1789
George Washington appoints the first cabinet of the United States government.
1777
American Revolution: British troops occupy Philadelphia.
1688
The city council of Amsterdam votes to support William of Orange's invasion of England, which became the Glorious Revolution.
1687
The Parthenon in Athens is partially destroyed during the Morean War.
1580
Francis Drake finishes his circumnavigation of the Earth.
1493
Pope Alexander VI issues the papal bull Dudum siquidem to the Spanish, extending the grant of new lands he made them in Inter caetera.
1371
Serbian-Turkish wars: Ottoman Turks fought against a Serbian army at the Battle of Maritsa.
1345
Friso-Hollandic Wars: Frisians defeat Holland in the Battle of Warns.
1212
The Golden Bull of Sicily is issued to confirm the hereditary royal title in Bohemia for the Přemyslid dynasty.
1087
William II is crowned King of England, and reigns until 1100.
715
Ragenfrid defeats Theudoald at the Battle of Compiègne.
46 BC
Julius Caesar dedicates a temple to Venus Genetrix, fulfilling a vow he made at the Battle of Pharsalus.

Births On This Day

2000
Princess Salma bint Abdullah, Jordanian princess
1995
Miloš Veljković, Serbian footballer
1994
Lucas Gafarot, Spanish footballer
1994
Jack Conger, American swimmer
1993
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, American basketball player
1992
Yoo Ara, South Korean singer and actress
1991
Dan Preston, English footballer
1991
Alma Jodorowsky, French actress, fashion model and singer
1991
Réka Demeter, Hungarian football defender
1990
Pavel Avdeyev, Russian footballer
1989
Chinami Suzuki, Japanese model, television host, and actress
1989
Jonny Bairstow, English and Yorkshire Wicketkeeper/Batsman
1988
Lilly Singh, YouTube personality, vlogger, comedian, writer and actress
1988
James Blake, English singer-songwriter and producer
1988
Kiira Korpi, Finnish figure skater
1988
Mark Simpson, English clarinet player and composer
1987
Rosanna Munter, Swedish singer-songwriter
1987
Vladimir Niculescu, Romanian professional football player
1987
Cyril Gautier, French road bicycle racer
1986
Sean Doolittle, American baseball player
1984
Nev Schulman, American photographer, television host, and producer
1983
D'Qwell Jackson, American football player
1983
Archimede Morleo, Italian footballer
1983
Ricardo Quaresma, Portuguese footballer
1982
Rob Burrow, English rugby player
1982
Simon Picone, Italian rugby player
1982
John Scott, Canadian ice hockey player
1982
Miguel Alfredo Portillo, Argentinian footballer
1982
Jon Richardson, English comedian and radio host
1981
Yao Beina, Chinese singer (d. 2015)
1981
Christina Milian, American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress
1981
Ayumi Tsunematsu, Japanese voice actress
1981
Serena Williams, American tennis player
1981
Kanako Urai, Japanese professional wrestler
1980
Patrick Friesacher, Austrian race car driver
1980
Brooks Orpik, American ice hockey player
1980
Daniel Sedin, Swedish ice hockey player
1980
Henrik Sedin, Swedish ice hockey player
1979
Jon Harley, English footballer
1979
Simon Kirch, German sprinter
1979
Naomichi Marufuji, Japanese wrestler
1979
Fuifui Moimoi, Tongan-New Zealand rugby league player
1979
Cameron Mooney, Australian footballer
1979
Jaycie Phelps, American gymnast
1979
Taavi Rõivas, Estonian politician, 16th Prime Minister of Estonia
1979
Jacob Tierney, Canadian actor, director, and screenwriter
1978
Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot, Kenyan runner
1977
Kerem Özyeğen, Turkish singer-songwriter and guitarist
1977
Aka Plu, Japanese comedian and actor
1976
Michael Ballack, German footballer
1976
Sami Vänskä, Finnish bass player
1975
Emma Härdelin, Swedish singer and violinist
1975
Jake Paltrow, American director and screenwriter
1975
Chiara Schoras, German actress
1974
Boris Cepeda, German-Ecuadorian pianist and diplomat
1974
Gary Hall, Jr., American swimmer
1974
Martin Müürsepp, Estonian basketball player and coach
1973
Marty Casey, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1973
Julienne Davis, American actress, producer, and screenwriter
1973
Chris Small, Scottish snooker player and coach
1973
Olga Vasdeki, Greek triple jumper
1972
Ras Kass, American rapper and producer
1972
Shawn Stockman, American singer
1972
Beto O'Rourke, Texas State Congressman
1970
Daryl Beattie, Australian motorcycle rider
1970
Sheri Moon Zombie, American actress and fashion designer
1970
David Parland, Swedish guitarist (d. 2013)
1969
Andy Petterson, Australian footballer and coach
1969
David Slade, English director and producer
1969
Holger Stanislawski, German footballer and manager
1969
Paul Warhurst, English footballer and manager
1968
Jim Caviezel, American actor
1967
Bruno Akrapović, Bosnian footballer and manager
1967
Shannon Hoon, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1995)
1967
Craig Janney, American ice hockey player
1966
Rakesh Jhaveri, Indian Jain Leader
1966
Dean Butterworth, English-American drummer
1966
Christos Dantis, Greek singer-songwriter and producer
1966
Shane Dye, New Zealand jockey
1966
Craig Heyward, American football player (d. 2006)
1966
Jillian Barberie, Canadian actress and sportscaster
1965
Petro Poroshenko, Ukrainian businessman and politician, 5th President of Ukraine
1964
Nicki French, English singer and actress
1964
Dave Martinez, American baseball player and coach
1964
John Tempesta, American drummer
1963
Lysette Anthony, English actress and producer
1963
Joe Nemechek, American race car driver
1962
Melissa Sue Anderson, American-Canadian actress
1962
Peter Foster, Australian criminal
1962
Mark Haddon, English author and poet
1962
Chunky Pandey, Indian actor
1962
Steve Moneghetti, Australian runner
1962
Al Pitrelli, American guitarist and songwriter
1962
Tracey Thorn, English singer-songwriter and writer
1962
Jacky Wu, Taiwanese singer, actor, and television host
1961
Cindy Herron, American singer-songwriter and actress
1961
Marianne Mikko, Estonian journalist and politician
1961
Will Self, English novelist and journalist
1960
Uwe Bein, German footballer and manager
1960
Jouke de Vries, Dutch academic and politician
1960
Doug Supernaw, American country music singer-songwriter and guitarist
1959
Andrew Bolt, Australian journalist
1959
Trevor Dodds, Namibian golfer
1959
Rich Gedman, American baseball player and coach
1959
Ilya Kormiltsev, Russian poet and translator (d. 2007)
1958
Rudi Cerne, German figure skater and journalist
1958
Darby Crash, American singer-songwriter (d. 1980)
1958
Robert Kagan, Greek-American historian and author
1958
Kenny Sansom, English footballer
1958
Richard B. Weldon, Jr., American sailor and politician
1957
Bob Staake, American author and illustrator
1957
Klaus Augenthaler, German footballer and manager
1957
Michael Dweck, American photographer and director
1956
Steve Butler, American race car driver and engineer
1956
Linda Hamilton, American actress
1956
Mick Imlah, Scottish poet and critic (d. 2009)
1955
Carlene Carter, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1954
Craig Chaquico, American guitarist
1954
Kevin Kennedy, American baseball player, manager, and sportscaster
1954
Cesar Rosas, Mexican-American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1953
Dolores Keane, Irish singer and actress
1953
Douglas A. Melton, American biologist and academic
1953
Paul Stephenson, English police officer
1951
Tommy Taylor, English footballer and manager
1951
Stuart Tosh, Scottish singer-songwriter and drummer
1950
Andy Haden, New Zealand rugby player
1949
Clodoaldo, Brazilian footballer and manager
1949
Wendy Saddington, Australian singer and journalist (d. 2013)
1949
Jane Smiley, American novelist
1949
Minette Walters, English journalist and author
1948
John Foxx, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and keyboard player
1948
Olivia Newton-John, English-Australian singer-songwriter and actress
1947
Lynn Anderson, American singer and actress (d. 2015)
1947
Philippe Lavil, French singer and actor
1947
Dick Roth, American swimmer
1946
Andrea Dworkin, American activist and author (d. 2005)
1946
John MacLachlan Gray, Canadian actor, playwright, and composer
1946
Radha Krishna Mainali, Nepalese politician
1946
Louise Simonson, American author
1946
Claudette Werleigh, Haitian Prime Minister
1946
Christine Todd Whitman, American politician, 50th Governor of New Jersey
1945
Louise Beaudoin, Canadian academic and politician
1945
Bryan Ferry, English singer-songwriter
1944
Jan Brewer, American politician, 22nd Governor of Arizona
1944
Keith O'Nions, English geologist and academic
1944
Anne Robinson, English journalist and game show host
1943
Ian Chappell, Australian cricketer and sportscaster
1943
Tim Schenken, Australian race car driver
1942
Kent McCord, American actor
1942
Gloria E. Anzaldúa, American scholar of Chicana cultural theory (d. 2004)
1941
Salvatore Accardo, Italian violinist and conductor
1941
Martine Beswick, Jamaican-English model and actress
1941
David Frizzell, American country music singer-songwriter and guitarist
1939
Ricky Tomlinson, English actor and screenwriter
1938
Lucette Aldous, New Zealand-Australian ballerina and educator
1938
Lars-Jacob Krogh, Norwegian journalist (d. 2010)
1937
Valentin Pavlov, Russian banker and politician, 11th Premier of the Soviet Union (d. 2003)
1937
Jerry Weintraub, American film producer and agent (d. 2015)
1936
Leroy Drumm, American sailor and songwriter (d. 2010)
1936
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, South African academic and politician, 8th First Lady of South Africa (d. 2018)
1935
Bob Barber, English cricketer
1935
Lou Myers, American actor (d. 2013)
1935
Joe Sherlock, Irish politician (d. 2007)
1934
Neil Coles, English golfer and architect
1932
Manmohan Singh, Indian economist and politician, 13th Prime Minister of India
1932
Donna Douglas, American actress (d. 2015)
1932
Joyce Jameson, American actress (d. 1987)
1932
Vladimir Voinovich, Russian author and poet (d. 2018)
1931
Vijay Manjrekar, Indian cricketer (d. 1983)
1931
Kenneth Parnell, American sex offender (d. 2008)
1930
Philip Bosco, American actor
1930
Joe Brown, English mountaineer and author
1928
Bob Van der Veken, Belgian actor
1928
Wilford White, American football player (d. 2013)
1927
Robert Cade, American physician and educator, co-invented Gatorade (d. 2007)
1927
Patrick O'Neal, American actor (d. 1994)
1927
Enzo Bearzot, Italian footballer and manager (d. 2010)
1926
Julie London, American singer and actress (d. 2000)
1926
Manfred Mayrhofer, Austrian philologist and academic (d. 2011)
1926
Tulsi Giri, Nepalese politician (d. 2018)
1925
Norm Dussault, American-Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2012)
1925
Marty Robbins, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, actor, and race car driver (d. 1982)
1924
Jean Hoerni, Swiss physicist, inventor and businessman (d. 1997)
1923
Dev Anand, Indian actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2011)
1923
Hugh Griffiths, Baron Griffiths, English cricketer, lawyer, and judge (d. 2015)
1923
James Hennessy, English businessman and diplomat
1922
Takis Miliadis, Greek actor (d. 1985)
1922
Nicholas Romanov, Prince of Russia (d. 2014)
1919
Barbara Britton, American actress (d. 1980)
1919
Matilde Camus, Spanish poet and author (d. 2012)
1918
Eric Morley, English businessman and television host, founded the Miss World (d. 2000)
1918
John Rankine, Welsh author (d. 2013)
1917
Réal Caouette, Canadian journalist and politician (d. 1976)
1917
Tran Duc Thao, Vietnamese-French philosopher and theorist (d. 1993)
1914
Achille Compagnoni, Italian skier and mountaineer (d. 2009)
1914
Jack LaLanne, American fitness expert (d. 2011)
1913
Frank Brimsek, American ice hockey player (d. 1998)
1913
Dorothy Sloop, American pianist and educator (d. 1998)
1911
Al Helfer, American sportscaster (d. 1975)
1909
Bill France, Sr., American race car driver, founded NASCAR (d. 1992)
1909
A. P. Hamann, American lieutenant, lawyer, and politician (d. 1977)
1907
Anthony Blunt, English historian and spy (d. 1983)
1907
Shug Fisher, American singer-songwriter, musician, actor, and comedian (d. 1984)
1907
Bep van Klaveren, Dutch boxer (d. 1992)
1905
Millito Navarro, Puerto Rican baseball player (d. 2011)
1905
Karl Rappan, Austrian footballer and coach (d. 1996)
1901
George Raft, American actor, singer, and dancer (d. 1980)
1901
Ted Weems, American bandleader and musician (d. 1963)
1900
Suzanne Belperron, French jewelry designer (d. 1983)
1898
George Gershwin, American pianist and composer (d. 1937)
1897
Pope Paul VI (d. 1978)
1897
Arthur Rhys-Davids, English lieutenant and pilot (d. 1917)
1895
Jürgen Stroop, German general (d. 1952)
1894
Gladys Brockwell, American actress (d. 1929)
1892
Robert Staughton Lynd, American sociologist and academic (d. 1970)
1891
William McKell, Australian politician, 12th Governor General of Australia (d. 1985)
1891
Charles Münch, French violinist and conductor (d. 1968)
1891
Hans Reichenbach, German philosopher from the Vienna Circle (d. 1953)
1890
Jack Tresadern, English footballer and manager (d. 1959)
1890
Papanasam Sivan, Carnatic music composer
1889
Gordon Brewster, Irish cartoonist (d. 1946)
1889
Martin Heidegger, German philosopher and academic (d. 1976)
1888
J. Frank Dobie, American journalist and author (d. 1964)
1888
T. S. Eliot, English poet, playwright, critic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1965)
1887
Edwin Keppel Bennett, English author and poet (d. 1958)
1887
Antonio Moreno, Spanish-American actor and director (d. 1967)
1887
Barnes Wallis, English scientist and engineer, invented the Bouncing bomb (d. 1979)
1886
Archibald Hill, English physiologist, academic, and politician, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1977)
1884
Jack Bickell, Canadian businessman and philanthropist (d. 1951)
1881
Hiram Wesley Evans, American Ku Klux Klan leader (d. 1966)
1878
Walter Steinbeck, German actor (d. 1942)
1877
Ugo Cerletti, Italian neurologist and academic (d. 1963)
1877
Alfred Cortot, Swiss pianist and conductor (d. 1962)
1877
Bertha De Vriese, Belgian physician (d. 1958)
1876
Edith Abbott, American economist, social worker, and author (d. 1957)
1876
Ghulam Bhik Nairang, Indian poet, lawyer, and politician (d. 1952)
1875
Edmund Gwenn, English-American actor and singer (d. 1959)
1874
Lewis Hine, American photographer and activist (d. 1940)
1873
Wacław Berent, Polish author and translator (d. 1940)
1872
Max Ehrmann, American poet and lawyer (d. 1945)
1870
Christian X of Denmark (d. 1947)
1869
Komitas, Armenian-French priest and composer (d. 1935)
1867
Winsor McCay, American illustrator and animator (d. 1934)
1865
Mary Russell, Duchess of Bedford (d. 1937)
1849
Ivan Pavlov, Russian physiologist and physician, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1936)
1848
Henry Walters, American art collector and philanthropist (d. 1931)
1843
Joseph Furphy, Australian author and poet (d. 1912)
1840
Louis-Olivier Taillon, Canadian lawyer and politician, 8th Premier of Quebec (d. 1923)
1820
Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar, Indian philosopher, painter, and academic (d. 1891)
1792
William Hobson, Irish-New Zealand explorer and politician, 1st Governor of New Zealand (d. 1842)
1791
Théodore Géricault, French painter and lithographer (d. 1824)
1783
Richard Griffin, 3rd Baron Braybrooke, English politician and literary figure (d. 1858)
1774
Johnny Appleseed, American gardener and environmentalist (d. 1845)
1767
Wenzel Müller, Austrian composer and conductor (d. 1835)
1758
Cosme Argerich, Argentinian physician (d. 1820)
1750
Cuthbert Collingwood, 1st Baron Collingwood, English admiral (d. 1810)
1711
Richard Grenville-Temple, 2nd Earl Temple, English politician, First Lord of the Admiralty (d. 1779)
1698
William Cavendish, 3rd Duke of Devonshire (d. 1755)
1660
George William, Duke of Liegnitz (d. 1675)
1651
Francis Daniel Pastorius, founder of Germantown (d. 1720)
1641
Nehemiah Grew, English plant anatomist and physiologist (d. 1712)
1637
Sébastien Leclerc, French painter (d. 1714)
1526
Wolfgang, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken (d. 1569)
1462
Engelbert, Count of Nevers, younger son of John I (d. 1506)
1406
Thomas de Ros, 8th Baron de Ros, English soldier and politician (d. 1430)
1329
Anne of Bavaria, German queen consort (d. 1353)
932
Al-Mu'izz li-Din Allah, Arab caliph (d. 975)

Deaths On This Day

2015
Eudóxia Maria Froehlich, Brazilian zoologist (b. 1928)
2015
Sidney Phillips, American soldier, physician, and author (b. 1924)
2015
Ana Seneviratne, Sri Lankan police officer and diplomat (b. 1927)
2014
Jim Boeke, American football player and coach (b. 1938)
2014
Sam Hall, American screenwriter (b. 1921)
2014
Gerald Neugebauer, American astronomer and physicist (b. 1932)
2014
Tamir Sapir, Georgian-American businessman (b. 1946)
2013
Azizan Abdul Razak, Malaysian politician, 10th Menteri Besar of Kedah (b. 1944)
2013
Seánie Duggan, Irish hurler (b. 1922)
2013
Mario Montez, Puerto Rican-American actor (b. 1935)
2013
Sos Sargsyan, Armenian actor and director (b. 1929)
2012
M'el Dowd, American actress and singer (b. 1933)
2012
Sylvia Fedoruk, Canadian physicist and politician, 17th Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan (b. 1927)
2012
Eugene Genovese, American historian and author (b. 1930)
2012
Sam Steiger, American journalist and politician (b. 1929)
2011
Bob Cassilly, American sculptor, founded the City Museum (b. 1949)
2010
Terry Newton, English rugby player (b. 1978)
2010
Gloria Stuart, American actress (b. 1910)
2008
Marc Moulin, Belgian keyboard player, producer, and journalist (b. 1942)
2008
Paul Newman, American actor, director, producer, and businessman (b. 1925)
2007
Bill Wirtz, American businessman (b. 1929)
2006
Byron Nelson, American golfer and coach (b. 1912)
2006
Iva Toguri D'Aquino, American wartime propaganda broadcaster (b. 1916)
2005
Helen Cresswell, English author and screenwriter (b. 1934)
2004
Marianna Komlos, Canadian bodybuilder, model, and wrestler (b. 1969)
2003
Shawn Lane, American guitarist, songwriter, and producer (b. 1963)
2003
Robert Palmer, English singer-songwriter (b. 1949)
2000
Richard Mulligan, American actor (b. 1932)
2000
Baden Powell de Aquino, Brazilian guitarist and composer (b. 1937)
1999
Oseola McCarty, American philanthropist (b. 1908)
1998
Betty Carter, American singer (b. 1930)
1996
Nicu Ceaușescu, Romanian politician (b. 1951)
1995
Kalju Pitksaar, Estonian chess player (b. 1931)
1991
Billy Vaughn, American singer and bandleader (b. 1919)
1990
Hiram Abas, Turkish intelligence officer (b. 1932)
1990
Alberto Moravia, Italian author and critic (b. 1907)
1989
Hemanta Kumar Mukhopadhyay, Indian singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1920)
1988
Branko Zebec, Yugoslav football player and coach (b. 1929)
1987
Ramang, Indonesian footballer and manager (b. 1928)
1987
Herbert Tichy, Austrian geologist, journalist, and mountaineer (b. 1912)
1984
Paquirri, Spanish bullfighter (b. 1948)
1984
John Facenda, American sportscaster (b. 1913)
1982
Alec Hurwood, Australian cricketer (b. 1902)
1979
Arthur Hunnicutt, American actor (b. 1910)
1978
Manne Siegbahn, Swedish physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1886)
1977
Uday Shankar, Indian dancer and choreographer (b. 1900)
1976
Leopold Ružička, Croatian-Swiss chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1887)
1973
Samuel Flagg Bemis, American historian and author (b. 1891)
1973
Ralph Earnhardt, American race car driver (b. 1923)
1973
Anna Magnani, Italian actress and singer (b. 1908)
1972
Charles Correll, American actor and screenwriter (b. 1890)
1968
Ben Shlomo Lipman-Heilprin, Polish-Israeli neurologist and physician (b. 1902)
1968
Daniel Johnson, Sr., Canadian lawyer and politician, 20th Premier of Quebec (b. 1915)
1968
Władysław Kędra, Polish pianist (b. 1918)
1965
James Fitzmaurice, Irish soldier and pilot (b. 1898)
1959
S. W. R. D. Bandaranaike, Sri Lankan lawyer and politician, 4th Prime Minister of Sri Lanka (b. 1899)
1959
Leslie Morshead, Australian general (b. 1889)
1959
Teodor Ussisoo, Estonian furniture designer and educator (b. 1878)
1957
Arthur Powell Davies, American minister and author (b. 1902)
1954
Ellen Roosevelt, American tennis player (b. 1868)
1953
Xu Beihong, Chinese painter and educator (b. 1895)
1952
George Santayana, Spanish philosopher, novelist, and poet (b. 1863)
1951
Sabiha Kasimati, Albanian ichthyologist executed with 20 others
1951
Hans Cloos, German geologist and academic (b. 1885)
1947
Hugh Lofting, English-American author and poet (b. 1886)
1946
William Strunk, Jr., American author and educator (b. 1869)
1945
Béla Bartók, Hungarian pianist and composer (b. 1881)
1937
Bessie Smith, American singer and actress (b. 1894)
1935
Andy Adams, American author (b. 1859)
1935
Iván Persa, Slovene-Hungarian priest and author (b. 1861)
1922
Charles Wade, Australian politician, 17th Premier of New South Wales (b. 1863)
1904
Lafcadio Hearn, Greek-Japanese author and academic (b. 1850)
1904
John Fitzwilliam Stairs, Canadian businessman and politician (b. 1848)
1902
Levi Strauss, German-American businessman, founded Levi Strauss & Co. (b. 1829)
1877
Hermann Grassmann, German mathematician and physicist (b. 1809)
1868
August Ferdinand Möbius, German mathematician and astronomer (b. 1790)
1820
Daniel Boone, American hunter and explorer (b. 1734)
1802
Jurij Vega, Slovene mathematician and physicist (b. 1754)
1800
William Billings, American composer and educator (b. 1746)
1764
Benito Jerónimo Feijóo y Montenegro, Spanish monk and scholar (b. 1676)
1716
Antoine Parent, French mathematician and theorist (b. 1666)
1626
Wakisaka Yasuharu, Japanese daimyō (b. 1554)
1623
Charles Grey, 7th Earl of Kent, English politician, Lord Lieutenant of Bedfordshire (b. 1540)
1620
Taichang Emperor of China (b. 1582)
1600
Claude Le Jeune, French composer (b. 1530)
1588
Amias Paulet, Governor of Jersey (b. 1532)
1536
Didier de Saint-Jaille, 46th Grandmaster of the Knights Hospitaller
1468
Juan de Torquemada, Spanish cardinal and theologian (b. 1388)
1417
Francesco Zabarella, Italian cardinal (b. 1360)
1413
Stephen III, Duke of Bavaria (b. 1337)
1371
Jovan Uglješa, Serbian despot
1345
William II, Count of Hainaut
1328
Ibn Taymiya, Islamic scholar and philosopher of Harran (b. 1263)
1327
Cecco d'Ascoli, Italian encyclopaedist, physician and poet (b. 1257)
1313
Gottfried von Hagenau, Alsatian theologian, medical doctor, and poet
1290
Margaret, Maid of Norway Queen of Scotland (b. 1283)
1241
Fujiwara no Teika, Japanese poet
862
Musa ibn Musa ibn Qasi, Muslim military leader (b. c. 790)
800
Berowulf, bishop of Würzburg

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