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On This Day in History:  September 6

September 6 is the 249th day of the year (250th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 116 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2019
Grocery store employee wins $9M lottery, immediately quits job. A California grocery store manager will need to fill a new employee opening after one lucky worker won a $9 million jackpot and quit.
2017
Mississippi panel studying other state lotteries. A special House panel has been looking at other states' experience with lotteries as it works on a study requested by House Speaker Philip Gunn, who opposes a lottery for Mississippi but says he wants the issue thoroughly vetted.
2016
Lottery-winning couple 'defrauded' by tax business. A husband and wife who won big off a 2014 Illinois Lottery scratch off say they don't want what happened to them to happen to anyone else.
2012
NJ bill aims to protect lottery winners' identity. A New Jersey assemblyman hopes to reduce the chances of a lottery winner being harmed with publicity through legislation that would keep winners out of the public eye.
2011
Lottery ticket sales increase across country. Despite a struggling economy -- or perhaps because of it -- lottery ticket sales have surged across the USA.
2010
Powerball lottery ticket worth $1M expired. Idaho Lottery officials say time has run out for someone holding a Powerball ticket worth $1 million.
2009
Arkansas Republicans upset about makeup of lottery officials. Arkansas Republican leaders are upset about a lack of representation in the formation and oversight of the Arkansas lottery.
2008
Missouri Lottery changing games Monday. Missouri Lottery players will get a new numbers game Monday, but also lose one.
2008
Powerball lottery jackpot raised to $92 million. Because there was no grand prize winner in the Wednesday evening Powerball drawing, the jackpot for the Saturday drawing is an estimated $92 million with a cash option of $46.3 million.
2008
Georgia woman wins $5 million lottery jackpot. A Cleveland, Georgia, woman who works on a chicken farm is celebrating an "eggs-cellent" $5 million dollar lottery win.
2008
Ohio Lottery's new Keno does $7.2M in business the first month. Keno, the Ohio Lottery's newest game, finished up its first month of operation this week, brining in $7.2 million and awarding $4.6 million in prizes.
2007
Delaware Lottery publishes winner pictures -- sort of. The Delaware Lottery takes pride in their privacy policy, only publishing winner names with their consent. To make the point, while still showing a real winner behind the story, the lottery takes the winners' pictures, but has each winner hold up a mask over their face.
2007
NJ store waiting for lottery winner to claim jackpot. A Cape May County grocery sold one of four winning tickets that will divide Friday's near-record $330 million jackpot in the multistate Mega Millions Lottery, New Jersey lottery officials said.
2005
Powerball lottery jackpot climbs to $60 million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Saturday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $60 million, with a cash option of $30.5 million.
2003
Bad breaks, but then a Lotto luck. A Williamsville, New York great-grandmother decided to try her luck by buying a NY Lotto Quick Pick ticket Aug. 30 - and found out that she was $33 million richer the next day.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$208 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 7, 2013
2.$187 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 7, 2018
3.$186 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 7, 2016
4.€126 Million
US$177.08 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Sep 6, 2011
5.€139 Million
US$153.75 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Sep 6, 2019
6.€134.97 Million
US$151.31 Million
Draw Date
Sep 6, 2016
7.$150 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 6, 2005
8.$149 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 9, 2015
9.$139 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 6, 2019
10.$114 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 8, 2018
10.$114 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 8, 2006
12.$110 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 6, 2014
13.$108.8 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 7, 2011
14.$105 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 7, 2012
15.$102 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 6, 2006
16.$101 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 6, 2016
17.$100 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 8, 2012
18.$97 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 8, 2020
19.$95 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 6, 2013
19.$95 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 8, 2015
21.$92 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 6, 2008
22.$85 Million
Florida
Lotto
Draw Date
Sep 7, 2002
23.$83 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 6, 2017
24.€66 Million
US$81.86 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Sep 9, 2005
25.$80 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 7, 2002

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1987
Sunday, Sep 6, 1987
33 years old
1979
Thursday, Sep 6, 1979
41 years old
1971
Monday, Sep 6, 1971
49 years old
1971
Monday, Sep 6, 1971
49 years old
1969
Saturday, Sep 6, 1969
51 years old
1964
Sunday, Sep 6, 1964
56 years old
1962
Thursday, Sep 6, 1962
58 years old
(year not provided)

Worldwide Events On This Day

2013
It was announced that Leeuwarden would become cultural capital of Europe of 2018 together with Valletta.
2012
Sixty-one people die after a fishing boat capsizes off the İzmir Province coast of Turkey, near the Greek Aegean islands.
2009
The ro-ro ferrySuperFerry 9 sinks off the Zamboanga Peninsula in the Philippines with 971 persons aboard; all but ten are rescued.
2007
Israel executes the air strike Operation Orchard to destroy a nuclear reactor in Syria.
2003
Mahmoud Abbas resigns from his position of Palestinian Prime Minister.
1997
The Funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales takes place in London. Well over a million people lined the streets and 2​2 billion watched around the world on television.
1995
Cal Ripken, Jr. of the Baltimore Orioles plays in his 2,131st consecutive game, breaking a record that had stood for 56 years.
1991
The Soviet Union recognizes the independence of the Baltic statesEstonia, Latvia, and Lithuania.
1991
The Russian parliament approves the name change of Leningrad back to Saint Petersburg. The change is effective October 1, 1991.
1986
In Istanbul, two terrorists from Abu Nidal's organization kill 22 and wound six congregants inside the Neve Shalom Synagogue during Shabbat services.
1983
The Soviet Union admits to shooting down Korean Air Lines Flight 007, stating that its operatives did not know that it was a civilian aircraft when it reportedly violated Soviet airspace.
1976
Cold War: Soviet Air Defence Forces pilot Viktor Belenko lands a Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-25 jet fighter at Hakodate in Japan and requests political asylum in the United States; his request is granted.
1972
Munich massacre: Nine Israeli athletes die (along with a German policeman) at the hands of the Palestinian "Black September" terrorist group after being taken hostage at the Munich Olympic Games. Two other Israeli athletes were slain in the initial attack the previous day.
1970
Two passenger jets bound from Europe to New York are simultaneously hijacked by Palestinianterrorist members of the PFLP and taken to Dawson's Field, Jordan.
1968
Swaziland becomes independent.
1966
Prime MinisterHendrik Verwoerd, the architect of apartheid, is stabbed to death in Cape Town, South Africa during a parliamentary meeting.
1965
India retaliates following Pakistan's Operation Grand Slam which results in the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965 that ends in a stalemate followed by the signing of the Tashkent Declaration.
1962
The United States government begins the Exercise Spade Fork nuclear readiness drill.
1962
Archaeologist Peter Marsden discovers the first of the Blackfriars Ships dating back to the second century AD in the Blackfriars area of the banks of the River Thames in London.
1955
Istanbul's Greek, Jewish, and Armenian minorities are the target of a government-sponsored pogrom; dozens are killed in ensuing riots.
1952
A prototype aircraft crashes at the Farnborough Airshow in Hampshire, England, killing 29 spectators and the two on board.
1946
United States Secretary of StateJames F. Byrnesannounces that the U.S. will follow a policy of economic reconstruction in postwar Germany.
1944
World War II: The city of Ypres, Belgium is liberated by Allied forces.
1944
World War II: Soviet forces capture the city of Tartu, Estonia.
1943
The Monterrey Institute of Technology is founded in Monterrey, Mexico as one of the largest and most influential private universities in Latin America.
1943
Pennsylvania Railroad's premier train derails at Frankford Junction in Philadelphia, killing 79 people and injuring 117 others.
1940
King Carol II of Romania abdicates and is succeeded by his son Michael. General Ion Antonescu becomes the Conducător of Romania.
1939
World War II: Britain suffers its first fighter pilot casualty of the Second World War at the Battle of Barking Creek as a result of friendly fire.
1939
World War II: South Africa declares war on Nazi Germany.
1930
Democratically elected Argentine president Hipólito Yrigoyen is deposed in a military coup.
1916
The first self-service grocery store Piggly Wiggly was opened in Memphis, Tennessee by Clarence Saunders.
1901
Leon Czolgosz, an unemployed anarchist, shoots and fatally woundsUS PresidentWilliam McKinley at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York.
1885
Eastern Rumelia declares its union with Bulgaria, thus accomplishing Bulgarian unification.
1870
Louisa Ann Swain of Laramie, Wyoming becomes the first woman in the United States to cast a vote legally after 1807.
1863
American Civil War: Confederate forces evacuate Battery Wagner and Morris Island in South Carolina.
1861
American Civil War: Forces under Union General Ulysses S. Grant bloodlessly capture Paducah, Kentucky, giving the Union control of the Tennessee River's mouth.
1847
Henry David Thoreau leaves Walden Pond and moves in with Ralph Waldo Emerson and his family in Concord, Massachusetts.
1803
British scientist John Dalton begins using symbols to represent the atoms of different elements.
1781
The Battle of Groton Heights takes place, resulting in a British victory.
1642
England's Parliament bans public stage-plays.
1634
Thirty Years' War: In the Battle of Nördlingen, the Catholic Imperial army defeats Swedish and German Protestant forces.
1628
Puritans settle Salem which became part of Massachusetts Bay Colony.
1620
The Pilgrims sail from Plymouth, England on the Mayflower to settle in North America. (Old Style date; September 16 per New Style date.)
1522
The Victoria returns to Sanlúcar de Barrameda in Spain, the only surviving ship of Ferdinand Magellan's expedition and the first ship to circumnavigate the world.
1492
Christopher Columbus sails from La Gomera in the Canary Islands, his final port of call before crossing the Atlantic Ocean for the first time.
394
Battle of the Frigidus: Roman EmperorTheodosius I defeats and kills Eugenius the usurper. His Frankishmagister militumArbogast escapes but commits suicide two days later.

Births On This Day

1999
Patrick Brasca, Canadian-Taiwanese singer-songwriter
1998
Michele Perniola, Italian singer
1997
Jai Field, Australian rugby league player
1997
Tsukushi, Japanese wrestler
1996
Andrés Tello, Colombian footballer
1995
Mustafizur Rahman, Bangladeshi cricketer
1993
Mattia Valoti, Italian footballer
1992
Young Tonumaipea, Samoan rugby league player
1990
Matt McAndrew, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1990
John Wall, American basketball player
1989
Nikos Boutzikos, Greek footballer
1989
Kim So-eun, South Korean actress
1988
Ray Fujita, French-Japanese actor and singer
1988
Max George, English singer-songwriter and actor
1988
Denis Tonucci, Italian footballer
1987
Ramiele Malubay, Saudi Arabian-American singer
1987
Emir Preldžić, Turkish basketball player
1986
Matt Keating, Australian rugby league player
1985
Mitch Moreland, American baseball player
1984
Helena Ekholm, Swedish skier
1984
William Porterfield, Northern Irish cricketer
1983
Braun Strowman, American wrestler and strongman
1981
Yuki Abe, Japanese footballer
1981
Yumiko Cheng, Hong Kong singer and actress
1981
Andrew Richardson, Jamaican cricketer
1981
Mark Teahen, American baseball player
1980
Jillian Hall, American wrestler and singer
1980
Kerry Katona, English singer and actress
1980
Samuel Peter, Nigerian boxer
1980
Joseph Yobo, Nigerian footballer
1979
Mike Arnaoutis, Greek boxer
1979
Foxy Brown, American rapper
1979
Massimo Maccarone, Italian footballer
1979
Carlos Adrián Morales, Mexican footballer
1979
Low Ki, American wrestler
1978
Cisco Adler, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1978
Alex Escobar, Venezuelan baseball player
1978
Mathew Horne, English actor and screenwriter
1978
Homare Sawa, Japanese footballer
1976
Rodrigo Amarante, Brazilian singer-songwriter and guitarist
1976
Jon Ander López, Spanish footballer (d. 2013)
1976
Tom Pappas, American decathlete and coach
1975
Derrek Lee, American baseball player and coach
1975
Ryoko Tani, Japanese judoka and politician
1974
Tim Henman, English tennis player and sportscaster
1974
Nina Persson, Swedish singer-songwriter and musician (The Cardigans)
1973
Carlo Cudicini, Italian footballer
1973
Greg Rusedski, Canadian-English tennis player and sportscaster
1973
Alessandro Troncon, Italian rugby player and coach
1972
Idris Elba, English actor
1972
Saulius Mikalajūnas, Lithuanian footballer
1972
Anika Noni Rose, American actress and singer
1971
Devang Gandhi, Indian cricketer
1971
Asko Künnap, Estonian poet and illustrator
1971
Dolores O'Riordan, Irish singer-songwriter (d. 2018)
1970
Cheyne Coates, Australian singer-songwriter and producer
1970
Emily Maitlis, Canadian-English journalist
1970
Rhett Miller, American alternative country singer-songwriter and guitarist
1969
Tony DiTerlizzi, American author and illustrator
1969
Ben Finegold, American chess player and educator
1969
Michellie Jones, Australian-American triathlete
1969
CeCe Peniston, American singer-songwriter, actress, and former beauty pageant winner
1968
Saeed Anwar, Pakistani cricketer
1968
Christopher Brookmyre, Scottish author
1968
Paul Rea, American journalist
1967
William DuVall, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1967
Macy Gray, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress
1967
Kalli Kalde, Estonian painter and illustrator
1967
Milan Lukić, Convicted of war crimes by the ICTY
1967
Igor Štimac, Croatian footballer and manager
1965
Terry Bickers, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
1965
Darren Clark, Australian sprinter
1965
Christopher Nolan, Irish author and poet (d. 2009)
1965
Van Tiffin, American football player
1964
Rosie Perez, American actress, dancer, and director
1963
Mark Chesnutt, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1963
Pat Nevin, Scottish footballer and sportscaster
1963
Alice Sebold, American author
1963
Bryan Simonaire, American engineer and politician
1963
Geert Wilders, Dutch lawyer and politician
1962
Chris Christie, American lawyer and politician, 55th Governor of New Jersey
1962
Marina Kaljurand, Estonian badminton player and diplomat, Estonia Ambassador to Russia
1962
Elizabeth Vargas, American journalist
1962
Kevin Willis, American basketball player and fashion designer
1961
Simon Reeve, Australian journalist and game show host
1961
Wendi Richter, American wrestler
1961
Scott Travis, American rock drummer (Judas Priest, Racer X)
1961
Paul Waaktaar-Savoy, Norwegian musician and songwriter (A-ha)
1959
Bill Root, Canadian ice hockey player
1958
Buster Bloodvessel, English singer-songwriter
1958
Jeff Foxworthy, American comedian, actor, producer, and screenwriter
1958
Nigel Westlake, Australian composer and conductor
1958
Michael Winslow, American actor
1958
The Barbarian, Tongan wrestler
1957
Ali Divandari, Iranian painter, sculptor, and journalist
1957
Michaëlle Jean, Haitian-Canadian journalist and politician, 27th Governor-General of Canada
1957
José Sócrates, Portuguese engineer and politician, 119th Prime Minister of Portugal
1956
Bill Ritter, American lawyer and politician, 41st Governor of Colorado
1956
Steven Yearley, English sociologist and academic
1955
Raymond Benson, American author and playwright
1954
Carly Fiorina, American businesswoman and activist
1954
Demetris Kizas, Cypriot footballer
1954
Patrick O'Hearn, American bassist and composer
1954
John Sauven, English economist and environmentalist
1952
Simon Burns, English politician, Minister of State for Transport
1952
Vladimir Kazachyonok, Russian footballer, coach, and manager
1952
Buddy Miller, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1951
Melih Kibar, Turkish composer (d. 2005)
1949
Iris Robinson, Northern Irish politician
1948
Claydes Charles Smith, American guitarist (d. 2006)
1947
Jane Curtin, American actress and comedian
1947
Bruce Rioch, English footballer and manager
1947
Jacob Rubinovitz, Polish-Israeli engineer and academic
1947
Sylvester, American singer-songwriter (d. 1988)
1946
Roger Knight, English cricketer and educator
1946
Shirley M. Malcom, American scientist, academic and educator
1944
Donna Haraway, American author, academic, and activist
1944
Swoosie Kurtz, American actress
1943
Gordon Birtwistle, English engineer and politician
1943
Richard J. Roberts, English biochemist and biologist, Nobel Prize laureate
1943
Roger Waters, English singer-songwriter and bass player
1942
Dave Bargeron, American trombonist and tuba player
1942
Richard Hutton, English cricketer
1942
Mel McDaniel, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2011)
1941
Roger Law, English illustrator
1941
Monica Mason, South African ballerina and director
1940
John M. Hayes, American scientist
1940
Elizabeth Murray, American painter and illustrator (d. 2007)
1940
Jackie Trent, English-Spanish singer-songwriter and actress (d. 2015)
1939
Brigid Berlin, American actress, painter, and photographer
1939
David Allan Coe, American outlaw country music singer-songwriter and guitarist
1939
Susumu Tonegawa, Japanese biologist and immunologist, Nobel Prize laureate
1938
Joan Tower, American pianist, composer, and conductor
1937
Sergio Aragonés, Spanish-Mexican author and illustrator
1937
Janusz Kurczab, Polish fencer and mountaineer (d. 2015)
1937
Jo Anne Worley, American actress, comedian, and singer
1935
Isabelle Collin Dufresne, French actress and author (d. 2014)
1935
Jock Wallace, Jr., Scottish footballer and coach (d. 1996)
1932
Colin McColl, English intelligence officer
1932
Gilles Tremblay, Canadian composer and educator
1931
Bud Shrake, American journalist, author, and screenwriter (d. 2009)
1930
Charles Foley, American game designer, co-created Twister (d. 2013)
1930
Helmut Piirimäe, Estonian historian and academic
1929
Yash Johar, Indian film producer, founded Dharma Productions (d. 2005)
1929
Ljubov Rebane, Estonian physicist and mathematician (d. 1991)
1928
Fumihiko Maki, Japanese architect and academic, designed the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium and Makuhari Messe
1928
Robert M. Pirsig, American novelist and philosopher (d. 2017)
1928
Yevgeny Svetlanov, Russian conductor and composer (d. 2002)
1928
Sid Watkins, English neurosurgeon and academic (d. 2012)
1926
Prince Claus of the Netherlands (d. 2002)
1926
Jack English Hightower, American lawyer and politician (d. 2013)
1926
Arthur Oldham, English composer and conductor (d. 2003)
1926
Maurice Prather, American photographer and director (d. 2001)
1925
Andrea Camilleri, Italian author, screenwriter, and director
1925
Jimmy Reed, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1976)
1924
John Melcher, American veterinarian and politician (d. 2018)
1923
Peter II of Yugoslavia (d. 1970)
1921
Carmen Laforet, Spanish author (d. 2004)
1921
Norman Joseph Woodland, American inventor, co-created the bar code (d. 2012)
1920
Elvira Pagã, Brazilian actress, singer, and author (d. 2003)
1919
Wilson Greatbatch, American engineer and philanthropist (d. 2011)
1917
John Berry, American-French actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1999)
1917
George Mann, English cricketer (d. 2001)
1917
Philipp von Boeselager, German soldier and economist (d. 2008)
1915
Ed Oliver, American golfer (d. 1961)
1915
Franz Josef Strauss, German lieutenant and politician, Minister President of Bavaria (d. 1988)
1913
Julie Gibson, American actress and singer
1913
Leônidas, Brazilian footballer (d. 2004)
1912
Wayne Barlow, American organist, composer, and director (d. 1996)
1911
Harry Danning, American baseball player and coach (d. 2004)
1911
Charles Deutsch, French aerodynamicsengineer and automobile maker, co-founder of the brand "DB (d. 1980)
1910
Walter Giesler, American soccer player, referee, and coach (d. 1976)
1909
Michael Gordon, American actor and director (d. 1993)
1908
Anthony Wagner, English genealogist and academic (d. 1995)
1908
Korczak Ziolkowski, American sculptor, designed the Crazy Horse Memorial (d. 1982)
1906
Luis Federico Leloir, French-Argentinian physician and biochemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1987)
1900
W. A. C. Bennett, Canadian businessman and politician, 25th Premier of British Columbia (d. 1979)
1900
Julien Green, French-American author (d. 1998)
1899
Billy Rose, American composer and manager (d. 1966)
1893
Claire Lee Chennault, American general and pilot (d. 1958)
1892
Edward Victor Appleton, English-Scottish physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1965)
1890
Clara Kimball Young, American actress and producer (d. 1960)
1889
Louis Silvers, American composer (d. 1954)
1888
Joseph P. Kennedy Sr., American businessman and diplomat, 44th United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom (d. 1969)
1885
Otto Kruger, American actor (d. 1974)
1879
Max Schreck, German actor (d. 1936)
1879
Joseph Wirth, German educator and politician, Chancellor of Germany (d. 1956)
1876
John Macleod, Scottish physician and physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1935)
1869
Walford Davies, English organist and composer (d. 1941)
1869
Felix Salten, Austrian-Swiss author and critic (d. 1945)
1868
Heinrich Häberlin, Swiss judge and politician, President of the Swiss National Council (d. 1947)
1863
Jessie Willcox Smith, American illustrator (d. 1935)
1861
William Lane, English-Australian journalist, founded New Australia (d. 1917)
1860
Jane Addams, American sociologist and author, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1935)
1859
Macpherson Robertson, Australian businessman and philanthropist, founded MacRobertson's (d. 1945)
1857
Zelia Nuttall, American archeologist and historian (d. 1933)
1855
Ferdinand Hummel, German pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1928)
1852
Schalk Willem Burger, South African commander, lawyer, and politician, 6th President of the South African Republic (d. 1918)
1838
Samuel Arnold, American conspirator (d. 1906)
1819
William Rosecrans, American general, politician, and diplomat, United States Ambassador to Mexico (d. 1898)
1817
Alexander Tilloch Galt, English-Canadian businessman and politician, 1st Canadian Minister of Finance (d. 1893)
1815
St. John Richardson Liddell, American general (d. 1870)
1814
George-Étienne Cartier, Canadian lawyer and politician, 9th Premier of East Canada (d. 1873)
1802
Alcide d'Orbigny, French zoologist, palaeontologist, and geologist (d. 1857)
1800
Catharine Beecher, American educator and activist (d. 1878)
1795
Frances Wright, Scottish-American author and activist (d. 1852)
1781
Vincent Novello, English composer and publisher (d. 1861)
1766
John Dalton, English chemist, meteorologist, and physicist (d. 1844)
1757
Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette, French general (d. 1834)
1732
Johan Wilcke, Swedish physicist and academic (d. 1796)
1729
Moses Mendelssohn, German philosopher and theologian (d. 1786)
1711
Henry Muhlenberg, German-American pastor and missionary (d. 1787)
1666
Ivan V of Russia, Russian tsar (d. 1696)
1656
Guillaume Dubois, French cardinal and politician (d. 1723)
1633
Sebastian Knüpfer, German cantor and composer (d. 1676)
1631
Charles Porter, English-born judge (d. 1696)
1620
Isabella Leonarda, Italian composer and educator (d. 1704)
1610
Francesco I d'Este, Duke of Modena, Italian noble (d. 1658)
1535
Emanuel van Meteren, Flemish historian and author (d. 1612)
1517
Francisco de Holanda, Portuguese artist (d. 1585)
1475
Artus Gouffier, Lord of Boissy, French nobleman and politician (d. 1519)
1475
Sebastiano Serlio, Italian Mannerist architect (d. 1554)

Deaths On This Day

2018
Will Jordan, American comedian and actor (b. 1927)
2018
Burt Reynolds, American actor, director and producer (b. 1936)
2018
Richard DeVos, American billionaire businessman (b. 1926)
2018
Liz Fraser, English actress, (b. 1930)
2017
Peter Luck, Australian journalist and television host (b. 1944)
2017
Kate Millett, American feminist author and activist (b. 1934)
2015
Ralph Milne, Scottish footballer (b. 1961)
2015
Martin Milner, American actor (b. 1931)
2015
Barney Schultz, American baseball player and coach (b. 1926)
2015
Calvin J. Spann, American general and pilot (b. 1924)
2014
Odd Bondevik, Norwegian bishop and theologian (b. 1941)
2014
Cirilo Flores, American bishop (b. 1948)
2014
Seth Martin, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1933)
2014
Kira Zvorykina, Belarusian chess player and educator (b. 1919)
2013
Ann C. Crispin, American author (b. 1950)
2013
Khin Maung Kyi, Burmese economist and scholar (b. 1926)
2013
Santiago Rosario, Puerto Rican-American baseball player and coach (b. 1939)
2012
Elisabeth Böhm, German architect (b. 1921)
2012
Lawrie Dring, Scottish scout leader, founded World Federation of Independent Scouts (b. 1931)
2012
Jerome Kilty, American actor and playwright (b. 1922)
2012
Art Modell, American businessman (b. 1925)
2012
Oscar Rossi, Argentinian footballer and manager (b. 1930)
2012
Terry Nutkins, English naturalist, television presenter and author (b. 1946)
2011
Michael S. Hart, American author, founded Project Gutenberg (b. 1947)
2010
Boris Chetkov, Russian painter (b. 1926)
2010
Clive Donner, English director and editor (b. 1926)
2009
Catherine Gaskin, Irish-Australian author (b. 1929)
2008
Anita Page, American actress (b. 1910)
2007
Madeleine L'Engle, American author and poet (b. 1918)
2007
Luciano Pavarotti, Italian tenor (b. 1935)
2005
Hasan Abidi, Pakistani journalist and poet (b. 1929)
2005
Eugenia Charles, Dominican lawyer and politician, 2nd Prime Minister of Dominica (b. 1919)
2000
Abdul Haris Nasution, Indonesian Military (b. 1918)
1999
Lagumot Harris, Nauruan politician, 3rd President of Nauru (b. 1938)
1999
René Lecavalier, Canadian sportscaster (b. 1918)
1998
Akira Kurosawa, Japanese director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1910)
1998
Ric Segreto, American-Filipino singer-songwriter, actor, and journalist (b. 1952)
1998
Ernst-Hugo Järegård, Swedish actor (b. 1928)
1997
P. H. Newby, English author and broadcaster (b. 1918)
1994
James Clavell, Australian-American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1924)
1994
Nicky Hopkins, English pianist (b. 1944)
1994
Max Kaminsky, American trumpet player and bandleader (b. 1908)
1992
Henry Ephron, American playwright, screenwriter, and producer (b. 1912)
1991
Bob Goldham, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster (b. 1922)
1990
Tom Fogerty, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1941)
1990
Len Hutton, English cricketer and soldier (b. 1916)
1988
Leroy Brown, American wrestler (b. 1950)
1988
Bill Northam, Australian sailor and businessman (b. 1905)
1987
Quinn Martin, American screenwriter and producer (b. 1922)
1986
Blanche Sweet, American actress (b. 1896)
1985
Franco Ferrara, Italian conductor and composer (b. 1911)
1984
Ernest Tubb, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1914)
1982
Azra Erhat, Turkish archaeologist, author, and academic (b. 1915)
1979
Ronald Binge, English organist and composer (b. 1910)
1978
Max Decugis, French tennis player (b. 1882)
1978
Tom Wilson, American record producer (b. 1931)
1974
Olga Baclanova, Russian-Swiss actress and ballerina (b. 1896)
1974
Otto Kruger, American actor (b. 1885)
1972
Perpetrator and victims of the Munich massacreLuttif Afif, Palestinian terrorist (b. 1945)
1972
Perpetrator and victims of the Munich massacreDavid Mark Berger, American-Israeli weightlifter (b. 1944)
1972
Perpetrator and victims of the Munich massacreZe'ev Friedman, Polish-Israeli weightlifter (b. 1944)
1972
Perpetrator and victims of the Munich massacreYossef Gutfreund, Israeli wrestling judge (b. 1931)
1972
Perpetrator and victims of the Munich massacreEliezer Halfin, Russian-Israeli wrestler (b. 1948)
1972
Perpetrator and victims of the Munich massacreAmitzur Shapira, Russian-Israeli runner and coach (b. 1932)
1972
Perpetrator and victims of the Munich massacreKehat Shorr, Romanian shooting coach (b. 1919)
1972
Perpetrator and victims of the Munich massacreMark Slavin, Israeli wrestler (b. 1954)
1972
Perpetrator and victims of the Munich massacreAndre Spitzer, Romanian-Israeli fencer and coach (b. 1945)
1972
Perpetrator and victims of the Munich massacreYakov Springer, Polish-Israeli wrestler and coach (b. 1921)
1969
Arthur Friedenreich, Brazilian footballer (b. 1892)
1966
Margaret Sanger, American nurse, educator, and activist (b. 1879)
1966
Hendrik Verwoerd, Dutch-South African journalist and politician, 7th Prime Minister of South Africa (b. 1901)
1962
Hanns Eisler, German-Austrian composer (b. 1898)
1962
Seiichiro Kashio, Japanese tennis player (b. 1892)
1959
Edmund Gwenn, English actor (b. 1877)
1959
Kay Kendall, English actress and comedian (b. 1927)
1956
Witold Hurewicz, Polish mathematician (b. 1904)
1956
Lee Jung-seob, North Korean painter (b. 1916)
1952
Gertrude Lawrence, English actress, singer, and dancer (b. 1898)
1951
James W. Gerard, American lawyer and diplomat, United States Ambassador to Germany (b. 1867)
1950
Olaf Stapledon, English philosopher and author (b. 1886)
1949
Walter Widdop, English tenor and actor (b. 1892)
1945
John S. McCain Sr., American admiral (b. 1884)
1944
James Cannon Jr., American Bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South
1939
Arthur Rackham, English illustrator (b. 1867)
1938
John Stuart Hindmarsh, English race car driver and pilot (b. 1907)
1927
William Libbey, American target shooter and geographer (b. 1855)
1919
Lord Charles Beresford, English admiral and politician (b. 1846)
1907
Sully Prudhomme, French poet and critic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1839)
1902
Frederick Abel, English chemist and engineer (b. 1827)
1891
Charles Jamrach, German-English businessman (b. 1815)
1885
Narcís Monturiol, Spanish engineer, designed the Ictineo I and Ictineo II (b. 1819)
1868
Pierre Adolphe Rost, American lawyer, judge, and politician (b. 1797)
1808
Louis-Pierre Anquetil, French historian and author (b. 1723)
1783
Carlo Bertinazzi, Italian actor and author (b. 1710)
1748
Edmund Gibson, English bishop and scholar (b. 1669)
1708
Sir John Morden, 1st Baronet, English merchant and philanthropist, founded Morden College (b. 1623)
1683
Jean-Baptiste Colbert, French economist and politician, French Controller-General of Finances (b. 1619)
1649
Robert Dudley, English geographer and explorer (b. 1574)
1635
Metius, Dutch mathematician and astronomer (b. 1571)
1625
Thomas Dempster, Scottish historian and scholar (b. 1579)
1566
Suleiman the Magnificent, Ottoman sultan (b. 1494)
1553
Juan de Homedes y Coscon, 47th Grandmaster of the Knights Hospitaller (b. c.1477)
1511
Ashikaga Yoshizumi, Japanese shōgun (b. 1481)
1431
Demetrios Laskaris Leontares, Byzantine admiral and diplomat
1276
Vicedomino de Vicedominis, Italian cardinal (b. 1210)
972
John XIII, pope of the Catholic Church (b. 930)
957
Liudolf, duke of Swabia (b. 930)
952
Suzaku, emperor of Japan (b. 923)
926
Taizu of Liao, Khitan ruler (b. 872)
394
Eugenius, Roman usurper

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