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On This Day in History:  September 30

September 30 is the 273rd day of the year (274th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 92 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2019
It turns out money can kind of buy happiness after all. A new paper argues that, actually, winning the lottery totally does make you happy.
2019
Trio busted in lottery ticket, cigarette theft ring. Three people are charged in an elaborate theft ring involving tens of thousands of dollars worth of lottery tickets and cigarettes.
2018
He won $19 million in the lottery — and became a bank robber. Jim Hayes won the jackpot of a lifetime and spent big on Lamborghinis and Vegas gambling trips. Then his life went south and he turned to crime.
2016
Massachusetts man wins his second $1M lottery prize. A man won a $1 million prize from the Massachusetts State Lottery for the second time in two years after purchasing an instant ticket.
2016
Texas Lottery shatters records with $5 billion in sales. The Texas Lottery announced that it has achieved $5.068 billion in sales for fiscal year 2016, breaking the sales record it set just last fiscal year and resulting in a total contribution of $1.392 billion to Texas, the single largest annual transfer of revenue to the state.
2015
Sons win lottery after listening to mom's advice. Two brothers who just hit the lotto jackpot have their mother to thank.
2014
Irish winners anonymously claim €86m EuroMillions jackpot. Ireland's newest millionaires have claimed their €86.7 million (US$109.2 million) winnings but will be keeping their identities a secret for now.
2010
Canadian family charged with stealing $12.5M lottery jackpot. Ontario police say a Toronto family celebrated with what should have been someone else's winning Super 7 lottery ticket.
2008
Minn. Lottery to add Gopher 5 drawing. The Minnesota State Lottery announced they will begin holding a third weekly drawing for their Gopher 5 game.
2006
Internet gambling restrictions attached to port bill. House and Senate negotiators reached agreement last night on legislation to tighten maritime and port security regulations and, in a last-minute move, added an unrelated measure that seeks to ban Internet gambling.
2005
Three scratch ticket players eligible for $1 million drawing. Tennessee Lottery officials have selected three scratch-off ticket players for the October 22nd drawing for a $1 million grand prize.
2005
Pennsylvania Lottery Chosen to Host 2008 International Conference. Pennsylvania Governor Edward G. Rendell Thursday announced that the Pennsylvania Lottery has been selected to host the annual conference and trade show for the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries (NASPL) in September 2008.
2005
Oregon woman tricked by international lottery scam. In an all-too-familiar manner, one of the most common lottery scams claimed another victim.
2004
Cut Line Causes Lottery Problems. Tuesday a worker accidentally cut a main line in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, knocking out Powerball machines in the area.
2003
Jackpot has players dreaming big. Tonight's hefty $150 million Mega Millions jackpot is making ticket sales boom.
2003
10,000 scratch tickets flawed?. Ten thousand scratch tickets from Massachusetts' new $640 million Jubilee game are potentially defective -- but state Treasurer Timothy P. Cahill is refusing to issue a recall, despite fears the flawed tickets could skew the odds or even deprive somebody of a big jackpot.
2003
Navy Veteran Retires in Style With $175,000 Mega Millions Win. Howard Downing, who retired after 20 years of naval service in 1994, is the Washington Lottery's newest Mega Millions second-prize winner of $175,000. He received payment Monday of $131,250 after 25-percent federal tax withholding.
2003
Lottery schedule may jump. Tennessee lottery head Rebecca Paul said Monday the corporation may award contracts to gaming vendors, which will be charged with laying the infrastructure for ticket sales, two days sooner than had been anticipated.
2003
Big Tenn. lottery winners to collect at 5 district offices statewide. The Tennessee lottery will open five district offices that will serve as prize claim centers, including three in East Tennessee.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$367 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Oct 2, 2018
2.$310.5 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 30, 2015
3.$229 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 3, 2018
4.€190 Million
US$223.16 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Oct 3, 2017
5.€190 Million
US$207.42 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Oct 1, 2019
6.$189 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Oct 1, 2013
7.€162 Million
US$187.06 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Oct 2, 2018
8.$170 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 30, 2009
9.€149.38 Million
US$167.92 Million
Draw Date
Oct 1, 2016
10.$167 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 1, 2005
11.$151 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 2, 2004
12.$150 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 30, 2003
13.€130 Million
US$145.83 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Sep 30, 2016
14.€100 Million
US$137.44 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Oct 1, 2010
15.$113 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 30, 2011
16.$105 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Oct 2, 2009
16.$105 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 30, 2014
18.$101 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Oct 1, 2004
19.€68 Million
US$86.38 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Oct 6, 2006
20.€76 Million
US$85.26 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Sep 30, 2016
21.$80 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 30, 2017
22.$70 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 2, 2013
22.$70 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 1, 2016
24.$69 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 1, 2003
25.€48 Million
US$64.57 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Sep 30, 2011

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1994
Friday, Sep 30, 1994
25 years old
1990
Sunday, Sep 30, 1990
29 years old
1988
Friday, Sep 30, 1988
31 years old
1987
Wednesday, Sep 30, 1987
32 years old
1986
Tuesday, Sep 30, 1986
33 years old
1982
Thursday, Sep 30, 1982
37 years old
1975
Tuesday, Sep 30, 1975
44 years old
1972
Saturday, Sep 30, 1972
47 years old
1961
Saturday, Sep 30, 1961
58 years old
1956
Sunday, Sep 30, 1956
63 years old
1954
Thursday, Sep 30, 1954
65 years old
1943
Thursday, Sep 30, 1943
76 years old
1942
Wednesday, Sep 30, 1942
77 years old
(year not provided)
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Worldwide Events On This Day

2016
Hurricane Matthew becomes a Category 5 hurricane, making it the strongest hurricane to form in the Caribbean Sea since 2007.
2016
Two paintings with a combined value of $100 million are recovered after having been stolen from the Van Gogh Museum in 2002.
2009
The 7.6 MwSumatra earthquake leaves 1,115 people dead.
2005
Controversial drawings of Muhammad are printed in a Danish newspaper.
2004
The AIM-54 Phoenix, the primary missile for the F-14 Tomcat, is retired from service. Almost two years later, the Tomcat itself is retired.
2000
Israeli-Palestinian conflict: 12-year-old Muhammad al-Durrah is murdered by the Israeli police on the second day of the Second Intifada.
1999
The Tokaimura nuclear accident causes the deaths of two technicians in Japan's second-worst nuclear accident.
1994
Aldwych tube station (originally Strand Station) of the London Underground closes after eighty-eight years in service.
1994
Ongar railway station, the furthest London Underground from central London, closes.
1993
The 6.2 MwLatur earthquake shakes Maharashtra, India with a maximum Mercalli intensity of VIII (Severe) killing 9,748 and injuring 30,000.
1990
The Dalai Lama unveils the Canadian Tribute to Human Rights in Canada's capital city of Ottawa.
1980
Ethernet specifications are published by Xerox working with Intel and Digital Equipment Corporation.
1977
Because of NASA budget cuts and dwindling power reserves, the Apollo program's ALSEP experiment packages left on the Moon are shut down.
1975
The AH-64 Apache makes its first flight. Eight years later, the first production model rolled out of the assembly line.
1972
Roberto Clemente records the 3,000th and final hit of his career.
1970
Jordan makes a deal with the PFLP for the release of the remaining hostages from the Dawson's Field hijackings.
1968
The Boeing 747 is rolled out and shown to the public for the first time.
1967
The BBC Light Programme, Third Programme and Home Service are replaced with BBC Radio 2, 3 and 4 Respectively, BBC Radio 1 is also launched.
1966
Bechuanaland declares its independence, and becomes the Republic of Botswana.
1965
The Lockheed L-100, the civilian version of the C-130 Hercules, is introduced.
1965
In Indonesia, a coup by the 30 September Movement is crushed, leading to a mass anti-communist purge, with over 500,000 people killed.
1962
Mexican-American labor leader César Chávez founds the National Farm Workers Association.
1962
James Meredith enters the University of Mississippi, defying racial segregation rules.
1954
The U.S. Navy submarine USS Nautilus is commissioned as the world's first nuclear-powered vessel.
1949
The Berlin Airlift ends.
1947
The 1947 World Series is the first to be televised, to include an African-American player, to exceed $2 million in receipts, to see a pinch-hit home run, and to have six umpires on the field.
1947
Pakistan joins the United Nations.
1945
The Bourne End rail crash, in Hertfordshire, England, kills 43
1943
The United States Merchant Marine Academy is dedicated by President Roosevelt.
1941
World War II: The Babi Yar massacre comes to an end.
1939
World War II: General Władysław Sikorski becomes prime minister of the Polish government-in-exile.
1939
NBC broadcasts the first televised American football game.
1938
Britain, France, Germany and Italy sign the Munich Agreement, whereby Germany annexes the Sudetenland region of Czechoslovakia.
1938
The League of Nations unanimously outlaws "intentional bombings of civilian populations".
1935
The Hoover Dam, astride the border between the U.S. states of Arizona and Nevada, is dedicated.
1931
Start of "Die Voortrekkers" youth movement for Afrikaners in Bloemfontein, South Africa.
1927
Babe Ruth becomes the first baseball player to hit 60 home runs in a season.
1922
The University of Alabama opens the American football season with a 110-0 victory over the Marion Military Institute, which still stands as Alabama's record for largest margin of victory and as their only 100 point game.
1915
World War I: Radoje Ljutovac becomes the first soldier in history to shoot down an enemy aircraft with ground-to-air fire.
1909
The Cunard Line’s RMS Mauretania makes a record-breaking westbound crossing of the Atlantic, that will not be bettered for 20 years.
1907
The McKinley National Memorial, the final resting place of assassinated U.S. President William McKinley and his family, is dedicated in Canton, Ohio.
1906
The Royal Galician Academy, the Galician language's biggest linguistic authority, starts working in Havana.
1888
Jack the Ripper kills his third and fourth victims, Elizabeth Stride and Catherine Eddowes.
1882
Thomas Edison's first commercial hydroelectric power plant (later known as Appleton Edison Light Company) begins operation.
1791
The first performance of Mozart's opera The Magic Flute takes place two months before his death.
1791
France's National Constituent Assembly is dissolved, to be replaced the next day by the National Legislative Assembly
1744
War of the Austrian Succession: France and Spain defeat Sardinia at the Battle of Madonna dell'Olmo, but soon have to withdraw from Sardinia anyway.
1551
A coup by the military establishment of Japan's Ōuchi clan forces their lord to commit suicide, and their city is burned.
1541
Spanish conquistador Hernando de Soto and his forces enter Tula territory in present-day western Arkansas, encountering fierce resistance.
1520
Suleiman the Magnificent is proclaimed sultan of the Ottoman Empire.
1399
Henry IV is proclaimed king of England.
737
The Turgesh drive back an Umayyad invasion of Khuttal, follow them south of the Oxus, and capture their baggage train.
489
The Ostrogoths under Theoderic the Great defeat the forces of Odoacer for the second time.

Births On This Day

2002
Maddie Ziegler, American dancer and actress
2002
Levi Miller, Australian actor and model
1998
Trevor Moran, American youtuber and singer
1997
Yana Kudryavtseva, Russian gymnast
1997
Max Verstappen, Dutch Formula One driver
1996
Jacob Host, Australian rugby league player
1994
Aliya Mustafina, Russian gymnast
1992
Ezra Miller, American actor and singer
1989
André Weis, German footballer
1988
Eglė Staišiūnaitė, Lithuanian hurdler
1987
Aida Garifullina, Russian operatic soprano
1986
Olivier Giroud, French footballer
1986
Martin Guptill, New Zealand cricketer
1986
Ben Lovett, Welsh musician and songwriter (Mumford & Sons)
1986
Cristián Zapata, Colombian footballer
1985
Adam Cooney, Australian footballer
1985
David Gower, Australian rugby league player
1985
Téa Obreht, Serbian-American author
1985
Cristian Rodríguez, Uruguayan footballer
1985
T-Pain, American rapper, producer, and actor
1984
Georgios Eleftheriou, Greek footballer
1983
Boniek Forbes, Guinea-Bissau footballer
1983
Andreea Răducan, Romanian gymnast
1982
Lacey Chabert, American actress
1982
Ryane Clowe, Canadian ice hockey player
1982
Yan Stastny, Canadian ice hockey player
1982
Dmytro Boyko, Ukrainian footballer
1981
Cecelia Ahern, Irish author
1981
Dominique Moceanu, American gymnast
1980
Martina Hingis, Czechoslovakia-born Swiss tennis player
1980
Milagros Sequera, Venezuelan tennis player
1979
Cameron Bruce, Australian footballer and coach
1979
Andy van der Meyde, Dutch footballer
1978
Małgorzata Glinka-Mogentale, Polish female volleyball player
1977
Roy Carroll, Northern Irish goalkeeper and manager
1977
Nick Curran, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 2012)
1976
Georgie Bingham, British radio and television presenter
1975
Jay Asher, American author
1975
Marion Cotillard, French-American actress and singer
1975
Carlos Guillén, Venezuelan baseball player
1975
Laure Pequegnot, French skier
1975
Christopher Jackson, American actor, singer, musician, and composer
1974
Jeremy Giambi, American baseball player
1974
Tom Greatrex, English politician
1974
Ben Phillips, English cricketer
1974
Daniel Wu, American-born Hong Kong actor, director, and producer
1972
Jamal Anderson, American football player and sportscaster
1972
Ari Behn, Danish-Norwegian author and playwright
1972
John Campbell, American bass player and songwriter
1972
Mayumi Kojima, Japanese singer-songwriter
1972
José Lima, Dominican-American baseball player (d. 2010)
1972
Shaan, Indian playback singer
1971
Jenna Elfman, American actress and producer
1970
Tony Hale, American actor and producer
1970
Damian Mori, Australian footballer and manager
1969
Gintaras Einikis, Lithuanian basketball player
1969
Chris von Erich, American wrestler (d. 1991)
1967
Emmanuelle Houdart, Swiss-French author and illustrator
1966
Gary Armstrong, Scottish rugby player
1966
Markus Burger, German pianist, composer, and educator
1965
Omid Djalili, English comedian, actor, and producer
1964
Trey Anastasio, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and composer
1964
Monica Bellucci, Italian actress and fashion model
1963
David Barbe, American bass player and producer
1961
Gary Coyne, Australian rugby league player
1961
Eric Stoltz, American actor, director, and producer
1961
Mel Stride, English politician
1961
Eric van de Poele, Belgian race car driver
1960
Julia Adamson, Canadian-English keyboard player, composer, and producer
1960
Nicola Griffith, English-American author
1960
Miki Howard, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress
1960
Blanche Lincoln, American politician
1959
Ettore Messina, Italian basketball player and coach
1958
Marty Stuart, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1957
Fran Drescher, American actress, producer, and screenwriter
1956
Trevor Morgan, English footballer and manager
1955
Andy Bechtolsheim, German engineer, co-founded Sun Microsystems
1955
Frankie Kennedy, Northern Irish flute player (d. 1994)
1954
Basia, Polish singer-songwriter and record producer
1954
Scott Fields, American guitarist and composer
1954
Patrice Rushen, American singer-songwriter and producer
1953
Matt Abts, American drummer
1953
Deborah Allen, American country music singer-songwriter, author, and actress
1952
John Lombardo, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1951
John Lloyd, English screenwriter and producer
1951
Barry Marshall, Australian physician and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
1951
Simon White, English astrophysicist and academic
1950
Laura Esquivel, Mexican author and screenwriter
1950
Victoria Tennant, English actress and dancer
1948
Craig Kusick, American baseball player and coach (d. 2006)
1947
Marc Bolan, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1977)
1947
Rula Lenska, English actress
1946
Fran Brill, American actress, singer, and puppeteer
1946
Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 7th Marquess of Salisbury, English academic and politician, Leader of the House of Lords
1946
Héctor Lavoe, Puerto Rican-American singer-songwriter (d. 1993)
1946
Jochen Mass, German race car driver
1946
Paul Sheahan, Australian cricketer and educator
1946
Claude Vorilhon, French journalist, founded Raëlism
1945
Richard Edwin Hills, English astronomer and academic
1945
Ehud Olmert, Israeli lawyer and politician, 12th Prime Minister of Israel
1944
Diane Dufresne, Canadian singer and painter
1944
Jimmy Johnstone, Scottish footballer (d. 2006)
1944
Red Robbins, American basketball player (d. 2009)
1943
Johann Deisenhofer, German-American biochemist and biophysicist, Nobel Prize laureate
1943
Marilyn McCoo, American singer
1943
Philip Moore, English organist and composer
1943
Ian Ogilvy, English-American actor, playwright, and author
1942
Gus Dudgeon, English record producer (d. 2002)
1942
Frankie Lymon, American singer-songwriter (d. 1968)
1941
Samuel F. Pickering, Jr., American author and educator
1941
Kamalesh Sharma, Indian academic and diplomat, 5th Commonwealth Secretary General
1941
Reine Wisell, Swedish race car driver
1940
Claudia Card, American philosopher and academic (d. 2015)
1940
Harry Jerome, Canadian sprinter (d. 1982)
1940
Dewey Martin, Canadian-American drummer (d. 2009)
1939
Len Cariou, Canadian actor
1939
Anthony Green, English painter and academic
1939
Jean-Marie Lehn, French chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
1938
Alan Hacker, English clarinet player and educator (d. 2012)
1937
Jurek Becker, Polish-German author (d. 1997)
1937
Valentyn Sylvestrov, Ukrainian pianist and composer
1937
Gary Hocking, Rhodesian motorcycle racer (d. 1962)
1936
Jim Sasser, American lawyer and politician, 6th United States Ambassador to China
1936
Sevgi Soysal, Turkish author (d. 1976)
1935
Johnny Mathis, American singer and actor
1934
Alan A'Court, English footballer and manager (d. 2009)
1934
Udo Jürgens, Austrian-Swiss singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 2014)
1934
Anna Kashfi, Indian-American actress (d. 2015)
1933
Michel Aoun, Lebanese general and politician, President of Lebanon
1933
Cissy Houston, American singer
1932
Shintaro Ishihara, Japanese author, playwright, and politician, Governor of Tokyo
1932
Johnny Podres, American baseball player and coach (d. 2008)
1931
Angie Dickinson, American actress
1931
Teresa Gorman, English educator and politician (d. 2015)
1929
Carol Fenner, American author and illustrator (d. 2002)
1929
Vassilis Papazachos, Greek seismologist and academic
1929
Leticia Ramos-Shahani, Filipino politician, diplomat and writer (d. 2017)
1929
Dorothee Sölle, German theologian and author (d. 2003)
1928
Elie Wiesel, Romanian-American author, academic, and activist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2016)
1928
Ray Willsey, Canadian-American football player and coach (d. 2013)
1927
W. S. Merwin, American poet and translator
1926
Heino Kruus, Estonian basketball player and coach (d. 2012)
1926
Robin Roberts, American baseball player, coach, and sportscaster (d. 2010)
1925
Arkady Ostashev, Russian engineer and educator (d. 1998)
1924
Truman Capote, American novelist, playwright, and screenwriter (d. 1984)
1923
Donald Swann, Welsh-English pianist and composer (d. 1994)
1922
Lamont Johnson, American actor, director, and producer (d. 2010)
1922
Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Indian director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2006)
1921
Deborah Kerr, Scottish-English actress (d. 2007)
1921
Aldo Parisot, Brazilian-American cellist and educator
1919
Roberto Bonomi, Argentinian race car driver (d. 1992)
1919
Elizabeth Gilels, Ukrainian-Russian violinist and educator (d. 2008)
1919
William L. Guy, American lieutenant and politician, 26th Governor of North Dakota (d. 2013)
1919
Patricia Neway, American soprano and actress (d. 2012)
1918
Lewis Nixon, U.S. Army captain (d. 1995)
1918
René Rémond, French historian and economist (d. 2007)
1917
Yuri Lyubimov, Russian actor and director (d. 2014)
1917
Buddy Rich, American drummer, bandleader, and actor (d. 1987)
1915
Lester Maddox, American businessman and politician, 75th Governor of Georgia (d. 2003)
1913
Bill Walsh, American screenwriter and producer (d. 1975)
1912
Kenny Baker, American singer and actor (d. 1985)
1911
Gustave Gilbert, American psychologist (d. 1977)
1910
Jussi Kekkonen, Finnish captain (d. 1962)
1908
David Oistrakh, Ukrainian-Russian violinist and educator (d. 1974)
1906
Mireille Hartuch, French singer-songwriter and actress (d. 1996)
1905
Nevill Francis Mott, English physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1996)
1905
Michael Powell, English director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1990)
1904
Waldo Williams, Welsh poet and academic (d. 1971)
1901
Thelma Terry, American bassist and bandleader (d. 1966)
1898
Renée Adorée, French-American actress (d. 1933)
1898
Princess Charlotte, Duchess of Valentinois (d. 1977)
1898
Edgar Parin d'Aulaire, German-American author and illustrator (d. 1986)
1897
Gaspar Cassadó, Spanish cellist and composer (d. 1966)
1897
Alfred Wintle, Russian-English soldier and politician (d. 1966)
1897
Charlotte Wolff, German-English physician and psychotherapist (d. 1986)
1895
Lewis Milestone, Moldovan-American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1980)
1893
Lansdale Ghiselin Sasscer, American lieutenant, lawyer, and politician (d. 1964)
1887
Lil Dagover, Indonesian-German actress (d. 1980)
1883
Bernhard Rust, German educator and politician (d. 1945)
1883
Nora Stanton Blatch Barney, American civil engineer, architect, and suffragist (d. 1971)
1882
Hans Geiger, German physicist and academic (d. 1945)
1870
Thomas W. Lamont, American banker and philanthropist (d. 1948)
1870
Jean Baptiste Perrin, French-American physicist and chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1942)
1863
Reinhard Scheer, German admiral (d. 1928)
1861
William Wrigley, Jr., American businessman, founded Wrigley Company (d. 1932)
1852
Charles Villiers Stanford, Irish composer, conductor, and educator (d. 1924)
1836
Remigio Morales Bermúdez, Peruvian politician, 56th President of Peru (d. 1894)
1832
Ann Jarvis, American activist, co-founded Mother's Day (d. 1905)
1827
Ellis H. Roberts, American journalist and politician, 20th Treasurer of the United States (d. 1918)
1814
Lucinda Hinsdale Stone, American feminist, educator, and philanthropist (d. 1900)
1813
John Rae, Scottish physician and explorer (d. 1893)
1800
Decimus Burton, English architect, designed the Pharos Lighthouse (d. 1881)
1765
José María Morelos, Mexican priest and general (d. 1815)
1743
Christian Ehregott Weinlig, German cantor and composer (d. 1813)
1732
Jacques Necker, Swiss-French politician, Prime Minister of France (d. 1804)
1714
Étienne Bonnot de Condillac, French epistemologist and philosopher (d. 1780)
1710
John Russell, 4th Duke of Bedford, English politician, Lord President of the Council (d. 1771)
1700
Stanisław Konarski, Polish monk, poet, and playwright (d. 1773)
1689
Jacques Aubert, French violinist and composer (d. 1753)
1622
Johann Sebastiani, German composer (d. 1683)
1550
Michael Maestlin, German astronomer and mathematician (d. 1631)
1530
Girolamo Mercuriale, Italian philologist and physician (d. 1606)
1227
Pope Nicholas IV (d. 1292)
1207
Rumi, Persian mystic and poet (d. 1273)

Deaths On This Day

2018
Kim Larsen, Danish rock musician (b. 1945)
2018
Geoffrey Hayes, British television presenter and actor (b. 1942)
2018
Sonia Orbuch, Polish resistance fighter during the Second World War and Holocaust educator. (b. 1925)
2017
Monty Hall, American game show host (b. 1921)
2015
Guido Altarelli, Italian-Swiss physicist and academic (b. 1941)
2015
Claude Dauphin, French businessman (b. 1951)
2015
Göran Hägg, Swedish author and critic (b. 1947)
2014
Molvi Iftikhar Hussain Ansari, Indian cleric and politician (b. 1940)
2014
Martin Lewis Perl, American physicist and engineer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1927)
2013
Janet Powell, Australian educator and politician (b. 1942)
2012
Turhan Bey, Austrian actor and producer (b. 1922)
2012
Barry Commoner, American biologist, academic, and politician (b. 1917)
2012
Bobby Jaggers, American wrestler and engineer (b. 1948)
2012
Clara Stanton Jones, American librarian (b. 1913)
2012
Barbara Ann Scott, Canadian-American figure skater (b. 1928)
2012
Boris Šprem, Croatian lawyer and politician, 8th Speaker of the Croatian Parliament (b. 1956)
2011
Anwar al-Awlaki, American-Yemeni terrorist (b. 1971)
2011
Ralph M. Steinman, Canadian-American immunologist and biologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1943)
2010
Stephen J. Cannell, American screenwriter and producer (b. 1941)
2008
J. B. Jeyaretnam, Singaporean lawyer and politician (b. 1926)
2004
Gamini Fonseka, Sri Lankan actor, director, and politician (b. 1936)
2004
Jacques Levy, American director and songwriter (b. 1935)
2004
Michael Relph, English director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1915)
2003
Yusuf Bey, American activist, founded Your Black Muslim Bakery (b. 1935)
2003
Ronnie Dawson, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1939)
2003
Robert Kardashian, American lawyer and businessman (b. 1944)
2002
Göran Kropp, Swedish race car driver and mountaineer (b. 1966)
2002
Hans-Peter Tschudi, Swiss lawyer and politician, 63rd President of the Swiss Confederation (b. 1913)
1998
Marius Goring, English actor (b. 1912)
1998
Dan Quisenberry, American baseball player and poet (b. 1953)
1998
Robert Lewis Taylor, American soldier and author (b. 1912)
1994
André Michel Lwoff, French microbiologist and virologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1902)
1991
Toma Zdravković, Serbian singer-songwriter (b. 1938)
1990
Rob Moroso, American race car driver (b. 1968)
1990
Alice Parizeau, Polish-Canadian journalist and author (b. 1930)
1990
Patrick White, Australian novelist, poet, and playwright, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1912)
1989
Virgil Thomson, American composer and critic (b. 1896)
1988
Al Holbert, American race car driver (b. 1946)
1987
Alfred Bester, American author and screenwriter (b. 1913)
1986
Nicholas Kaldor, Hungarian-British economist (b. 1908)
1985
Charles Francis Richter, American seismologist and physicist (b. 1900)
1985
Simone Signoret, French actress (b. 1921)
1978
Edgar Bergen, American actor and ventriloquist (b. 1903)
1977
Mary Ford, American singer and guitarist (b. 1924)
1974
Carlos Prats, Chilean general and politician, Chilean Minister of Defense (b. 1915)
1973
Peter Pitseolak, Canadian photographer and author (b. 1902)
1961
Onésime Gagnon, Canadian scholar and politician, 20th Lieutenant Governor of Quebec (b. 1888)
1959
Henry Barwell, Australian politician, 28th Premier of South Australia (b. 1877)
1955
James Dean, American actor (b. 1931)
1946
Takashi Sakai, Japanese general and politician, Governor of Hong Kong (b. 1887)
1943
Franz Oppenheimer, German-American sociologist and economist (b. 1864)
1942
Hans-Joachim Marseille, German captain and pilot (b. 1919)
1910
Maurice Lévy, French mathematician and engineer (b. 1838)
1897
Thérèse of Lisieux, French nun and saint (b. 1873)
1891
Georges Ernest Boulanger, French general and politician, French Minister of War (b. 1837)
1865
Samuel David Luzzatto, Italian poet and scholar (b. 1800)
1770
Thomas Robinson, 1st Baron Grantham, English politician and diplomat, Secretary of State for the Southern Department (b. 1695)
1770
George Whitefield, English-American priest and theologian (b. 1714)
1628
Fulke Greville, 1st Baron Brooke, English poet and politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer (b. 1554)
1626
Nurhaci, Chinese emperor (b. 1559)
1581
Hubert Languet, French diplomat and reformer (b. 1518)
1572
Francis Borgia, 4th Duke of Gandía, Spanish priest and saint, 3rd Superior General of the Society of Jesus (b. 1510)
1560
Melchior Cano, Spanish theologian (b. 1525)
1551
Ōuchi Yoshitaka, Japanese daimyō (b. 1507)
1487
John Sutton, 1st Baron Dudley, English politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (b. 1400)
1440
Reginald Grey, 3rd Baron Grey de Ruthyn, Welsh soldier and politician (b. 1362)
1288
Leszek II the Black, Polish prince, Duke of Łęczyca, Sieradz, Kraków, Sandomierz (b. 1241)
1246
Yaroslav II of Vladimir (b. 1191)
1101
Anselm IV, Italian archbishop
954
Louis IV of France (b. 920)
940
Fan Yanguang, Chinese general
653
Honorius of Canterbury, Italian archbishop and saint
420
Jerome, Roman priest, theologian, and saint (b. 347)

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