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On This Day in History:  September 3

September 3 is the 246th day of the year (247th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 119 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2020
SC Lottery claim center closed after exposure to COVID-19. The South Carolina Education Lottery's Columbia claim center on Assembly Street closed yesterday, Wed., Sept. 2 after an employee was exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19.
2015
Ohio Lottery to conduct review of operations. A state request for proposals issued on Aug. 24 seeks a consultant to conduct a comprehensive review of the Ohio Lottery and recommend ways to contain costs and maximize profits, which largely are routed to public schools.
2014
Arkansas Lottery recoups $1M in unpaid taxes, child support. Thanks to an often-forgotten provision of the Arkansas Code, the Arkansas Lottery has benefited state operations by recouping nearly $1 million in unpaid taxes and child support payments.
2010
Mobile gambling to surpass $48 billion by 2015, report says. A new report published today by Juniper Research has found that a combination of mobile casino, lottery and betting service launches in major emerging markets led by China allied to liberalization of remote gambling legislation across the US and Europe will see the scale of annual wagers on mobile gambling exceed $48 billion by 2015.
2010
New lottery game marks Kansas' 150th birthday. The state's anti-gambling founders probably wouldn't have approved, but Kansas unveiled a new lottery game Friday to get a jump on celebrating its 150th birthday.
2008
N.Y. Lottery launches record-breaking scratch game. New Yorkers: get ready for the state lottery's biggest scratchoff prize ever -- and the most expensive scratch game in state history.
2008
Powerball lottery jackpot up to $81M for Wed.. Because there was no jackpot winner in Saturday's Powerball drawing, the jackpot grew to an estimated $81 million, with a cash option for the Wednesday drawing of an estimated $40.5 million.
2007
Maryland Mega winner believes in magic. Two months ago, when a tarot card told Ellwood "Bunky" Bartlett that he should slow down and focus on his spirituality, Bartlett let out an exasperated yelp. The only way that was going to happen, he thought at the time, was if he won the lottery.
2005
Mega Millions lottery jackpot increases to $150 million. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery grew to $150 million this morning, when no tickets in Friday's drawing won the jackpot.
2004
Lottery winner retrieves stolen ticket. It was indeed a lucky day for a Washington, D.C. man who bought a winning $25,000 lottery ticket, had it stolen and got it back within a two-hour span.
2004
Tenn. Lottery produces $110 million in scholarships. Tennessee education officials took in early returns on the state's lottery scholarship program and began looking at ways it could be massaged in future years.
2004
Third suit filed against Powerball lottery winner. Equine Protection of North America director Ron Levesque has become the third party to file suit against the group's co-founder and Powerball lottery winner Mary Ellen Sanderson.
2004
Canadian woodworker carves out lottery win. Andre Leveille watched Wednesday night as, one after another, the numbers on the television screen matched those on a Lotto 6/49 ticket he bought at a gas station in Mascouche.
2003
Tennessee Rejects Lottery Deal with Georgia. The Tennessee lottery board decided unanimously this afternoon to reject a partnership with the Georgia lottery - perhaps delaying the startup of games in Tennessee until March.
2003
Is Georgia too much on their minds?. Tennessee's new lottery board appears to be rushing headlong into a partnership with Georgia, and someone needs to slow the train down so the public can have a better view of where it is headed.
2003
Merchants: Not enough terminals for N.D. lottery. Many North Dakota merchants, who are hoping a new state lottery will draw more customers, are fretting there won't be enough ticket terminals to go around -- and state officials say they're right.
2003
Pembroke Pines man has mom to thank for the jackpot winnings. A Pembroke Pines man who originally thought he had won just $4.50 on a Florida Lotto ticket, yesterday redeemed the jackpot winning ticket from the Aug. 23 drawing.
2003
Mass. Lottery Extends Keno Hours. The Massachusetts Lottery has announced a pilot program to add 22 additional hours of Keno each week.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.€126 Million
US$177.08 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Sep 6, 2011
2.$170 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 3, 2016
3.$169 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 4, 2013
4.$167 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 4, 2018
5.€114 Million
US$162.61 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Sep 5, 2008
6.$150 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 6, 2005
7.€133.66 Million
US$149.1 Million
Draw Date
Sep 3, 2016
8.€127 Million
US$139.18 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Sep 3, 2019
9.$133 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 5, 2015
10.$127 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 3, 2019
11.$102 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 6, 2006
12.$101 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 6, 2016
13.$100 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 3, 2014
13.$100 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 5, 2018
15.$95 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 5, 2006
16.$93 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 4, 2012
17.$91 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 3, 2011
18.$90 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 5, 2012
19.$88 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 4, 2020
20.$85 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 3, 2013
20.$85 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 4, 2015
22.$83 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 6, 2017
23.€66 Million
US$81.86 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Sep 9, 2005
24.$81 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 3, 2008
25.$80 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 4, 2019

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1976
Friday, Sep 3, 1976
44 years old
1975
Wednesday, Sep 3, 1975
45 years old
1974
Tuesday, Sep 3, 1974
46 years old
1971
Friday, Sep 3, 1971
49 years old
1970
Thursday, Sep 3, 1970
50 years old
1968
Tuesday, Sep 3, 1968
52 years old
1963
Tuesday, Sep 3, 1963
57 years old
1962
Monday, Sep 3, 1962
58 years old
1958
Wednesday, Sep 3, 1958
62 years old
1951
Monday, Sep 3, 1951
69 years old
1941
Wednesday, Sep 3, 1941
79 years old
(year not provided)
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(year not provided)
(year not provided)

Worldwide Events On This Day

2017
North Korea conducts its sixth and most powerful nuclear test.
2016
The U.S. and China, together responsible for 40% of the world's carbon emissions, both formally ratify the Paris global climate agreement.
2010
After taking from Dubai International Airport, UPS Airlines Flight 6 develops an in-flight fire in the cargo hold and crashes near Nad Al Sheba, killing both crew members on board.
2004
Beslan school siege results in over 330 fatalities, including 186 children.
2001
In Belfast, Protestant loyalists begin a picket of Holy Cross, a Catholic primary school for girls. For the next 11 weeks, riot police escort the schoolchildren and their parents through hundreds of protesters, some of whom hurl missiles and abuse. The protest sparks fierce rioting and grabs world headlines.
1997
Vietnam AirlinesFlight 815 (Tupolev Tu-134) crashes on approach into Phnom Penh airport, killing 64.
1994
Sino-Soviet split: Russia and the People's Republic of China agree to de-target their nuclear weapons against each other.
1987
In a coup d'état in Burundi, President Jean-Baptiste Bagaza is deposed by Major Pierre Buyoya.
1981
The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, an international bill of rights for women, is instituted by the United Nations.
1976
Viking program: The American Viking 2 spacecraft lands at Utopia Planitia on Mars.
1971
Qatar becomes an independent state.
1967
Dagen H in Sweden: Traffic changes from driving on the left to driving on the right overnight.
1954
The People's Liberation Army begins shelling the Republic of China-controlled islands of Quemoy, starting the First Taiwan Strait Crisis.
1954
The German submarine U-505 begins its move from a specially constructed dock to its site at Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry.
1950
"Nino" Farina becomes the first Formula One Drivers' champion after winning the 1950 Italian Grand Prix.
1945
A three-day celebration begins in China, following the Victory over Japan Day on September 2.
1944
Holocaust: DiaristAnne Frank and her family are placed on the last transport train from the Westerbork transit camp to the Auschwitz concentration camp, arriving three days later.
1943
World War II: The Allied invasion of Italy begins on the same day that U.S. General Dwight D. Eisenhower and Italian Marshal Pietro Badoglio sign the Armistice of Cassibile aboard the Royal Navy battleship HMS Nelson off Malta.
1942
World War II: In response to news of its coming liquidation, Dov Lopatyn leads an uprising in the Ghetto of Lakhva (present-day Belarus).
1941
The Holocaust: Karl Fritzsch, deputy camp commandant of the Auschwitz concentration camp, experiments with the use of Zyklon B in the gassing of Soviet POWs.
1939
World War II: France, the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Australia declare war on Germany after the invasion of Poland, forming the Allies.
1939
World War II: The United Kingdom and France begin a naval blockade of Germany that lasts until the end of the war. This also marks the beginning of the Battle of the Atlantic.
1935
Sir Malcolm Campbell reaches a speed of 304.331 miles per hour on the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, becoming the first person to drive an automobile over 300 mph.
1933
Yevgeniy Abalakov is the first man to reach the highest point in the Soviet Union, Communism Peak (now called Ismoil Somoni Peak and situated in Tajikistan) (7495 m).
1925
USS Shenandoah, the United States' first American-built rigid airship, was destroyed in a squall line over Noble County, Ohio. Fourteen of her 42-man crew perished, including her commander, Zachary Lansdowne.
1916
World War I: Leefe Robinson destroys the German airshipSchütte-Lanz SL 11 over Cuffley, north of London; the first German airship to be shot down on British soil.
1914
William, Prince of Albania leaves the country after just six months due to opposition to his rule.
1914
French composer Albéric Magnard is killed defending his estate against invading German soldiers.
1914
World War I: Start of the Battle of Grand Couronné, a German assault against French positions on high ground near the city of Nancy.
1895
John Brallier becomes the first openly professional American football player, when he was paid US$10 by David Berry, to play for the Latrobe Athletic Association in a 12-0 win over the Jeanette Athletic Association.
1879
Siege of the British Residency in Kabul: British envoy Sir Louis Cavagnari and 72 men of the Guides are massacred by Afghan troops while defending the British Residency in Kabul. Their heroism and loyalty became famous and revered throughout the British Empire.
1878
Over 640 die when the crowded pleasure boat Princess Alice collides with the Bywell Castle in the River Thames.
1875
The first official game of polo is played in Argentina after being introduced by British ranchers.
1870
Franco-Prussian War: The Siege of Metz begins, resulting in a decisive Prussian victory on October 23.
1861
American Civil War: Confederate General Leonidas Polk invades neutral Kentucky, prompting the state legislature to ask for Union assistance.
1855
American Indian Wars: In Nebraska, 700 soldiers under United States General William S. Harney avenge the Grattan massacre by attacking a Sioux village and killing 100 men, women and children.
1843
King Otto of Greece is forced to grant a constitution following an uprising in Athens.
1838
Future abolitionistFrederick Douglass escapes from slavery.
1812
Twenty-four settlers are killed in the Pigeon Roost Massacre in Indiana.
1802
William Wordsworth composes the sonnet Composed upon Westminster Bridge, September 3, 1802.
1798
The week long battle of St. George's Caye begins between Spain and Britain off the coast of Belize.
1783
American Revolutionary War: The war ends with the signing of the Treaty of Paris by the United States and the Kingdom of Great Britain.
1777
American Revolutionary War: During the Battle of Cooch's Bridge, the Flag of the United States is flown in battle for the first time.
1666
The Royal Exchange burns down in the Great Fire of London.
1658
The death of Oliver Cromwell; Richard Cromwell becomes Lord Protector of England.
1651
Third English Civil War: Battle of Worcester: Charles II of England is defeated in the last main battle of the war.
1650
Third English Civil War: In the Battle of Dunbar, English Parliamentarian forces led by Oliver Cromwell defeat an army loyal to King Charles II of England and led by David Leslie, Lord Newark.
1411
The Treaty of Selymbria is concluded between the Ottoman Empire and the Republic of Venice.
1260
The Mamluks defeat the Mongols at the Battle of Ain Jalut in Palestine, marking their first decisive defeat and the point of maximum expansion of the Mongol Empire.
1189
Richard I of England (a.k.a. Richard "the Lionheart") is crowned at Westminster.
863
Major Byzantine victory at the Battle of Lalakaon against an Arab raid.
673
King Wamba of the Visigoths puts down a revolt by Hilderic, governor of Nîmes (France) and rival for the throne.
590
Consecration of Pope Gregory I (Gregory the Great).
301
San Marino, one of the smallest nations in the world and the world's oldest republic still in existence, is founded by Saint Marinus.
36 BC
In the Battle of Naulochus, Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa, admiral of Octavian, defeats Sextus Pompey, son of Pompey, thus ending Pompeian resistance to the Second Triumvirate.

Births On This Day

1997
Aruzhan Abdrazak, Kazakhstani archer
1997
Andrew Austin, Irish criketer
1997
Sulayman Bojang, Norwegian footballer
1997
Reniece Boyce, West Indian criketer
1997
Alfie Egan, English footballer
1997
Anandia Evato, Indonesian swimmer
1997
Dominic Foos, German golfer
1997
Carter Kieboom, American baseball player
1997
Petar Krstić, Macedonian footballer
1997
Salome Pazhava, Georgian gymnast
1997
Devin Singletary, American football player
1997
Bernard Tekpetey, Ghanaian footballer
1997
Graeme Torrilla, Gibraltarian footballer
1997
Tatiana Tudvaseva, Russian skater
1997
Christopher Udeh, Nigerian footballer
1996
Joy, South Korean idol and actress
1996
Adama Barro, Burkinabé footballer
1996
Abrahm DeVine, American swimmer
1996
Veronika Domjan, Slovenian athlete
1996
William Eskelinen, Swedish footballer
1996
Dwayne Green, Dutch footballer
1996
D. J. Hogg, American basketball player
1996
Moonga K., Zambian singer
1996
Nanda Kyaw, Burmese footballer
1996
Florian Maitre, French cyclist
1996
Callum Moore, Australian footballer
1996
Neilson Powless, American cyclist
1996
Osgar O'Hoisin, Irish tennis player
1996
Yannik Omlor, German squash player
1996
Tom Rosenthal, Israeli footballer
1996
Zhang Tingting, Chinese handball player
1996
Brad Walsh, Australian footballer
1996
Yoane Wissa, French footballer
1995
Niklas Süle, German footballer
1994
Francis Molo, New Zealand rugby league player
1994
Glen Rea, English-Irish footballer
1993
Dominic Thiem, Austrian tennis player
1992
August Alsina, American singer-songwriter
1988
Jérôme Boateng, Ghanaian-German footballer
1988
Hana Makhmalbaf, Iranian director and producer
1987
Allie, Canadian wrestler
1987
Modibo Maïga, Malian footballer
1987
Dawid Malan, English cricketer
1987
James Neal, Canadian ice hockey player
1986
Shaun White, American snowboarder, skateboarder, and guitarist
1986
OMI, Jamaican singer
1985
Scott Carson, English footballer
1985
Kelvin Wilson, English footballer
1984
Garrett Hedlund, American actor
1984
T.J. Perkins, Filipino-American wrestler
1983
Augusto Farfus, Brazilian race car driver
1983
Nicky Hunt, English footballer
1983
Marcus McCauley, American football player
1983
Valdas Vasylius, Lithuanian basketball player
1982
Sarah Burke, Canadian skier (d. 2012)
1982
Andrew McMahon, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer
1982
Kaori Natori, Japanese singer
1982
Tiago Rannow, Brazilian footballer
1980
B.G., American rapper and actor
1980
Daniel Bilos, Argentinian footballer
1980
Cindy Burger, Dutch footballer
1980
Jason McCaslin, Canadian singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer
1979
Júlio César, Brazilian footballer
1979
Tomo Miličević, Bosnian-American guitarist
1978
Terje Bakken, Norwegian singer-songwriter (d. 2004)
1978
John Curtis, English footballer
1978
Michal Rozsíval, Czech ice hockey player
1978
Nick Wechsler, American actor
1977
Rui Marques, Angolan footballer
1977
Olof Mellberg, Swedish footballer
1977
Nate Robertson, American baseball player
1976
Valery V. Afanasyev, Russian ice hockey player and coach
1976
Jevon Kearse, American football player
1976
Raheem Morris, American football player and coach
1975
Daniel Chan, Hong Kong singer-songwriter and actor
1975
Cristobal Huet, French ice hockey player
1975
Redfoo, American singer-songwriter, producer, and dancer
1974
Clare Kramer, American actress, producer, and screenwriter
1974
Rahul Sanghvi, Indian cricketer
1973
Damon Stoudamire, American basketball player and coach
1972
Christine Boudrias, Canadian speed skater
1972
Bob Evans, American wrestler and trainer
1972
Robbie O'Davis, Australian rugby league player
1972
Martin Straka, Czech ice hockey player
1971
Kiran Desai, Indian-American author
1971
Glen Housman, Australian swimmer
1971
Chabeli Iglesias, Portuguese-Spanish journalist
1971
Paolo Montero, Uruguayan footballer and manager
1970
Jeremy Glick, American businessman (d. 2001)
1970
George Lynch, American basketball player and manager
1970
Gareth Southgate, English footballer and manager
1969
Noah Baumbach, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1969
John Fugelsang, American comedian, actor, and talk show host
1969
Robert Karlsson, Swedish golfer
1969
Marianna Komlos, Canadian bodybuilder, model, and wrestler (d. 2004)
1969
Matthew Offord, English journalist and politician
1968
Grace Poe, Filipino educator and politician
1967
Chris Gatling, American basketball player
1967
Luis Gonzalez, Cuban-American baseball player
1966
Steven Johnson Leyba, American painter and author
1966
Vladimir Ryzhkov, Russian historian and politician
1965
Rachel Johnson, British journalist
1965
Vaden Todd Lewis, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Toadies, Burden Brothers)
1965
Charlie Sheen, American actor and producer
1964
Adam Curry, American-Dutch businessman and television host, co-founded mevio
1964
Spike Feresten, American screenwriter and producer
1964
Junaid Jamshed, Pakistani singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2016)
1963
Sam Adams, American politician, 51st Mayor of Portland
1963
Mubarak Ghanim, Emirati footballer
1963
Malcolm Gladwell, Canadian journalist, essayist, and critic
1962
David De Roure, English computer scientist and academic
1961
Andy Griffiths, Australian author
1960
Nick Gibb, English accountant and politician
1957
Garth Ancier, American businessman
1957
Earl Cureton, American basketball player and coach
1957
Steve Schirripa, American actor and producer
1957
Sadhguru, Indian yogi, mystic
1956
Jishu Dasgupta, Indian actor and director (d. 2012)
1956
Pat McGeown, Irish republican activist (d. 1996)
1956
Stephen Woolley, English director and producer
1955
Steve Jones, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
1954
Jaak Uudmäe, Estonian triple jumper and coach
1953
Jean-Pierre Jeunet, French director, producer, and screenwriter
1953
George Peponis, Greek-Australian rugby league player and physician
1951
Denys Hobson, South African cricketer
1950
Doug Pinnick, American rock singer-songwriter and bass player (King's X)
1949
José Pékerman, Argentinian footballer, coach, and manager
1949
Patriarch Peter VII of Alexandria (d. 2004)
1948
Don Brewer, American drummer and singer-songwriter (Grand Funk Railroad)
1948
Lyudmila Karachkina, Ukrainian astronomer
1948
Fotis Kouvelis, Greek lawyer and politician, Greek Minister of Justice
1948
Levy Mwanawasa, Zambian lawyer and politician, 3rd President of Zambia (d. 2008)
1947
Kjell Magne Bondevik, Norwegian minister and politician, 26th Prime Minister of Norway
1947
Michael Connarty, Scottish educator and politician
1947
Mario Draghi, Italian banker and economist
1947
Gérard Houllier, French footballer and coach
1947
Susan Milan, English flute player and composer
1945
George Biondo, American bass player and songwriter
1945
Peter Goddard, English physicist and mathematician
1944
Geoff Arnold, English cricketer and coach
1944
Ray Groom, Australian footballer, lawyer, and politician, 39th Premier of Tasmania
1943
Valerie Perrine, American model and actress
1942
Al Jardine, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1941
Sergei Dovlatov, Russian-American journalist and author (d. 1990)
1940
Frank Duffy, English architect
1940
Pauline Collins, English actress
1940
Eduardo Galeano, Uruguayan journalist and author (d. 2015)
1940
Brian Lochore, New Zealand rugby player and coach
1938
Liliane Ackermann, Jewish-French microbiologist, community leader, writer, and lecturer (d. 2007)
1938
Sarah Bradford, English historian and author
1938
Caryl Churchill, English-Canadian playwright
1938
Richard MacCormac, English architect, founded MJP Architects (d. 2014)
1938
Ryōji Noyori, Japanese chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
1936
Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, Tunisian soldier and politician, 2nd President of Tunisia
1936
Pilar Pallete, Peruvian-American actress
1935
Helmut Clasen, German-Canadian motorcycle racer
1934
Freddie King, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1976)
1933
Basil Butcher, Guyanese cricketer
1933
Tompall Glaser, American singer-songwriter (d. 2013)
1932
Eileen Brennan, American actress and singer (d. 2013)
1931
Dick Motta, American basketball player and coach
1931
Guy Spitaels, Belgian academic and politician, 7th Minister-President of the Walloon Region (d. 2012)
1930
Cherry Wilder, New Zealand author and poet (d. 2002)
1929
Whitey Bulger, American organized crime boss (d. 2018)
1929
Carlo Clerici, Swiss cyclist (d. 2007)
1929
Steve Rickard, New Zealand-Australian wrestler, trainer, and promoter (d. 2015)
1929
Armand Vaillancourt, Canadian sculptor and painter
1928
Gaston Thorn, Luxembourg lawyer and politician, 8th Prime Minister of Luxembourg (d. 2007)
1926
Alison Lurie, American author and academic
1926
Irene Papas, Greek actress
1926
Uttam Kumar, Indian Bengali actor, director, producer, singer, composer and playback singer (d. 1980)
1925
Anne Jackson, American actress (d. 2016)
1925
Bengt Lindström, Swedish painter and sculptor (d. 2008)
1925
Hank Thompson, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2007)
1924
Mary Grace Canfield, American actress (d. 2014)
1923
Glen Bell, American businessman, founded Taco Bell (d. 2010)
1923
Alice Gibson, Belizean chief Librarian and educator
1923
Fred Hawkins, American golfer (d. 2014)
1923
Mort Walker, American cartoonist (d. 2018)
1921
John Aston Sr., English footballer (d. 2003)
1921
Thurston Dart, English pianist, conductor, and musicologist (d. 1971)
1921
Marguerite Higgins, American journalist and author (d. 1966)
1920
Tereska Torrès, French soldier and author (d. 2012)
1919
Phil Stern, American soldier and photographer (d. 2014)
1918
Helen Wagner, American actress (d. 2010)
1916
Eddie Stanky, American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 1999)
1915
Knut Nystedt, Norwegian organist and composer (d. 2014)
1915
Memphis Slim, American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 1988)
1914
Dixy Lee Ray, American biologist and politician, 17th Governor of Washington (d. 1994)
1913
Alan Ladd, American actor and producer (d. 1964)
1911
Bernard Mammes, American cyclist and sergeant (d. 2000)
1910
Kitty Carlisle, American actress, singer, socialite, and game show panelist (d. 2007)
1910
Franz Jáchym, Austrian Roman Catholic archbishop (d.1984)
1910
Maurice Papon, French civil servant (d. 2007)
1908
Lev Pontryagin, Russian mathematician and academic (d. 1988)
1907
Loren Eiseley, American anthropologist, philosopher, and author (d. 1977)
1905
Carl David Anderson, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1991)
1905
John Mills, New Zealand cricketer (d. 1972)
1901
Eduard van Beinum, Dutch violinist, pianist, and conductor (d. 1959)
1900
Percy Chapman, English cricketer (d. 1961)
1900
Urho Kekkonen, Finnish journalist, lawyer, and politician, 8th President of Finland (d. 1986)
1899
Frank Macfarlane Burnet, Australian virologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1985)
1897
Sally Benson, American author and screenwriter (d. 1972)
1893
Andrey Dikiy, Russian-American journalist, historian, and politician (d. 1977)
1887
Frank Christian, American trumpet player (d. 1973)
1882
Johnny Douglas, English cricketer and boxer (d. 1930)
1878
Dorothea Douglass Lambert Chambers, English tennis player (d. 1960)
1875
Ferdinand Porsche, Austrian-German engineer and businessman, founded Porsche (d. 1951)
1869
Fritz Pregl, Slovenian chemist and physician, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1930)
1856
Louis Sullivan, American architect and educator, designed the Carson, Pirie, Scott and Company Building (d. 1924)
1854
Charles Tatham, American fencer (d. 1939)
1849
Sarah Orne Jewett, American novelist, short story writer and poet (d. 1909)
1841
Tom Emmett, English cricketer (d. 1904)
1840
Jacob Christian Fabricius, Danish composer (d. 1919)
1820
George Hearst, American businessman and politician (d. 1891)
1814
James Joseph Sylvester, English mathematician and academic (d. 1897)
1811
John Humphrey Noyes, American activist, founded the Oneida Community (d. 1886)
1810
Paul Kane, Irish-Canadian painter (d. 1871)
1803
Prudence Crandall, American educator (d. 1890)
1781
Eugène de Beauharnais, French general and politician (d. 1824)
1724
Guy Carleton, 1st Baron Dorchester, Irish-English general and politician, 21st Governor General of Canada (d. 1808)
1710
Abraham Trembley, Swiss biologist and zoologist (d. 1784)
1704
Joseph de Jussieu, French explorer, geographer, and mathematician, (d. 1779)
1695
Pietro Locatelli, Italian viola player and composer (d. 1764)
1693
Charles Radclyffe, English captain and politician (d. 1746)
1675
Paul Dudley, American lawyer and jurist (d. 1751)
1568
Adriano Banchieri, Italian organist and composer (d. 1634)
1034
Emperor Go-Sanjō of Japan (d. 1073)

Deaths On This Day

2017
Walter Becker, American musician, songwriter, and record producer (b. 1950)
2017
John Ashbery, American poet (b. 1927)
2015
Adrian Cadbury, English rower and businessman (b. 1929)
2015
Judy Carne, English actress and comedian (b. 1939)
2015
Carter Lay, American businessman and philanthropist (b. 1971)
2015
Zhang Zhen, Chinese general and politician (b. 1914)
2014
Aarno Raninen, Finnish singer-songwriter and pianist (b. 1944)
2014
A. P. Venkateswaran, Indian soldier and politician, 14th Foreign Secretary of India (b. 1930)
2013
Ralph M. Holman, American lawyer and judge (b. 1914)
2013
Pedro Ferriz Santacruz, Mexican-American journalist (b. 1921)
2013
José Ramón Larraz, Spanish director and screenwriter (b. 1929)
2013
Janet Lembke, American author and scholar (b. 1933)
2013
Don Meineke, American basketball player (b. 1930)
2013
Lewis Morley, Hong Kong-Australian photographer (b. 1925)
2012
Griselda Blanco, Colombian drug lord (b. 1943)
2012
Harold Dunaway, American race car driver and pilot (b. 1933)
2012
Michael Clarke Duncan, American actor (b. 1957)
2012
Siegfried Jamrowski, Russian-German soldier and pilot (b. 1917)
2012
Sun Myung Moon, Korean religious leader and businessman, founded the Unification Church (b. 1920)
2012
Charlie Rose, American lawyer and politician (b. 1939)
2010
Noah Howard, American saxophonist (b. 1943)
2010
Robert Schimmel, American comedian, actor, and screenwriter (b. 1950)
2008
Donald Blakeslee, American colonel and pilot (b. 1917)
2007
Carter Albrecht, American keyboard player and guitarist (b. 1973)
2007
Syd Jackson, New Zealand trade union leader and activist (b. 1939)
2007
Jane Tomlinson, English runner (b. 1964)
2007
Steve Fossett, American aviator (b. 1944)
2005
R. S. R. Fitter, English biologist and author (b. 1913)
2005
William Rehnquist, American lawyer and jurist, 16th Chief Justice of the United States (b. 1924)
2003
Alan Dugan, American soldier and poet (b. 1923)
2003
Rudolf Leiding, German businessman (b. 1914)
2002
Kenneth Hare, Canadian climatologist and academic (b. 1919)
2002
W. Clement Stone, American businessman, philanthropist, and author (b. 1902)
2001
Pauline Kael, American film critic and author (b. 1919)
2000
Edward Anhalt, American actor, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1914)
1996
Emily Kame Kngwarreye, Australian painter (b. 1910)
1994
James Thomas Aubrey, Jr., American screenwriter and producer (b. 1918)
1994
Billy Wright, English footballer and manager (b. 1924)
1993
David Brown, English businessman (b. 1904)
1991
Frank Capra, Italian-American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1897)
1989
Gaetano Scirea, Italian footballer (b. 1953)
1988
Ferit Melen, Turkish civil servant and politician, 14th Prime Minister of Turkey (b. 1906)
1987
Morton Feldman, American composer and educator (b. 1926)
1986
Beryl Markham, English-Kenyan pilot, horse trainer, and author (b. 1902)
1985
Johnny Marks, American songwriter (b. 1909)
1981
Alec Waugh, English soldier and author (b. 1898)
1980
Barbara O'Neil, American actress (b. 1910)
1980
Duncan Renaldo, Romanian-American actor, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1904)
1974
Harry Partch, American composer and theorist (b. 1901)
1970
Vasil Gendov, Bulgarian actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1891)
1970
Vince Lombardi, American football player and coach (b. 1913)
1970
Alan Wilson, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1943)
1969
John Lester, American cricketer and soccer player (b. 1871)
1967
Francis Ouimet, American golfer and banker (b. 1893)
1963
Louis MacNeice, Irish poet and playwright (b. 1907)
1962
E. E. Cummings, American poet and playwright (b. 1894)
1961
Robert E. Gross, American businessman (b. 1897)
1954
Marika Kotopouli, Greek actress (b. 1887)
1954
Eugene Pallette, American actor (b. 1889)
1948
Edvard Beneš, Czech academic and politician, 2nd President of Czechoslovakia (b. 1884)
1944
John Lumsden, Irish physician, founded the St. John Ambulance Brigade of Ireland (b. 1869)
1942
Will James, Canadian-American author and illustrator (b. 1892)
1942
Séraphine Louis, French painter (b. 1864)
1936
Nikita Balieff, Armenian-Russian puppeteer and director (b. 1876)
1929
John Bigham, 1st Viscount Mersey, English jurist and politician (b. 1840)
1914
Albéric Magnard, French composer and educator (b. 1865)
1906
Mihály Kolossa, Hungarian author and poet (b. 1846)
1893
James Harrison, Scottish-Australian engineer, journalist, and politician (b. 1816)
1886
William W. Snow, American lawyer and politician (b. 1812)
1883
Ivan Turgenev, Russian author and playwright (b. 1818)
1877
Adolphe Thiers, French historian and politician, 2nd President of France (b. 1797)
1866
Konstantin Flavitsky, Russian painter (b. 1830)
1857
John McLoughlin, Canadian-American businessman (b. 1784)
1808
John Montgomery, American merchant and politician (b. 1722)
1766
Archibald Bower, Scottish historian and author (b. 1686)
1729
Jean Hardouin, French historian and scholar (b. 1646)
1720
Henri de Massue, Earl of Galway, French general and diplomat (b. 1648)
1658
Oliver Cromwell, English general and politician (b. 1599)
1653
Claudius Salmasius, French scholar and author (b. 1588)
1634
Edward Coke, English lawyer, judge, and politician, Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales (b. 1552)
1609
Jean Richardot, Belgian diplomat (b. 1540)
1592
Robert Greene, English author and playwright (b. 1558)
1467
Eleanor of Portugal, Holy Roman Empress (b. 1434)
1420
Robert Stewart, Duke of Albany (b. 1340)
1402
Gian Galeazzo Visconti, Italian son of Galeazzo II Visconti (b. 1351)
1400
John Holland, 1st Duke of Exeter (b. c. 1352)
1354
Joanikije II, Serbian patriarch and saint
1313
Anna of Bohemia (b. 1290)
1301
Alberto I della Scala, Lord of Verona
1189
Jacob of Orléans, French Jewish scholar
1120
Gerard Thom (The Blessed Gerard), founder of the Knights Hospitaller (b. c. 1040)
931
Uda, emperor of Japan (b. 867)
863
Umar al-Aqta, Arab emir
618
Xue Ju, emperor of Qin
264
Sun Xiu, Chinese emperor (b. 235)

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