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On This Day in History:  September 7

September 7 is the 250th day of the year (251st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 115 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2018
Four NJ companies roll out sports betting as NFL season kicks off. On the day the National Football League season kicked off, four gambling companies either began offering sports betting in New Jersey or announced plans to do it soon.
2011
Irish NY lottery winner's estranged husband wants half. Patricia Daly, an Ireland native from Tullamore, Co. Offaly, struck gold with a Quick Pick in the New York State Lottery in January but now faces a battle to hold onto her winnings, with her estranged husband launching a legal bid for what he claims is his rightful share.
2010
Undercover lottery investigation tests store clerks' honesty. A television investigative program recently traveled to various states testing the honesty and integrity of lottery store clerks in correctly informing customers of their winning lottery tickets.
2009
'Mind reader' will predict UK Lotto numbers on show Wednesday. So-called "mind reader" Derren Brown is to perform his most audacious stunt yet -- predicting the lottery results on his British TV show.
2008
Powerball lottery jackpot reaches $102 million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Saturday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $102 million, with a cash option of $52.1 million, for the Wednesday, September 10th drawing.
2007
Illinois Lottery will give away a million bucks on TV. The Illinois Lottery will be reaching out to people throughout the state when it televises its finale game show later this month.
2007
Clerk tricks lotto winner, pockets money. A man who went to a 7-Eleven in Roseville, Calif., to check on his lottery tickets had picked the right numbers, but state officials said it was the clerk who almost hit the jackpot.
2007
Mass. lottery players still waiting for delayed final drawing. Some Massachusetts Lottery players have given up hope that they'll ever cash in on a $10 million Hold 'em Poker scratch game the state launched more than two years ago.
2007
$93 million lottery winner has yet to claim her prize. The California winner of a $93 million California SuperLotto Plus lottery prize has been identified on security camera footage, but nobody knows who she is for sure, and she has yet to step forward and claim her prize.
2007
U.S. Congressman wins lottery again. U.S. Rep. James Sensenbrenner of Wisconsin, known for his strong opposition to illegal immigration, won the lottery for the third time last week, the Associated Press reported Friday.
2007
N.J. couple claims $82M lottery prize. Villas, New Jersey, residents Sandra and John Belawsky today claimed their portion of the near-record $330 million jackpot from the Mega Millions drawing held on Aug, 31. They chose the cash option, to receive $48,615,187 before the 25 percent federal withholding tax.
2005
Mega Millions lottery jackpot rockets to $172 million. The jackpot in the mult-istate Mega Millions lottery grew to $172 million when no one hit Tuesday's jackpot.
2005
N.C. Lottery likely to stir store rivalry. If North Carolina follows the example of other states, there will be about one retailer for every 2,000 residents, making for about 4,000 retailers in North Carolina.
2005
That's a whole Lotto bread!. Ten bakery workers at a Staten Island Shop Rite are splitting some major bread - a $19 million New York Lottery jackpot.
2005
Scammer using lottery ploy to get personal information. If your phone rings at night and the man on the other end says he's with the New York Lottery and you've just won the "Win for Life" game - or any other lottery contest - don't believe him.
2005
Hoosier Lottery to close Muncie office. Hoosier Lottery officials say they will close the lottery's Muncie regional office on September 28th and merge its operations with a regional office in Fort Wayne.
2004
$54 Million Powerball Jackpot Up For Grabs. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Saturday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $54 million, with a cash option of $29.1 million.
2004
Man wins Oregon lottery game. Vancouver resident David Bartkowski, 46, is the latest winner in Oregon Lottery's "Win for Life" contest.
2004
Tennessee Lottery officials respond to lawsuit. The Tennessee Attorney General's office says a Fayetteville man can't sue the lottery on grounds he could have won a million dollars.
2004
$40 million lottery winners still OK after two decades. When Mike Wittkowski won $40 million in the Illinois Lottery two decades ago, the media reported worldwide on what was called the largest prize ever won by an individual in North America.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$208 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 7, 2013
2.€146 Million
US$200.63 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Sep 9, 2011
3.$187 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 7, 2018
4.$186 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 7, 2016
5.$172 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 9, 2005
6.€149 Million
US$164.56 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Sep 10, 2019
7.$154 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 10, 2019
8.€136.21 Million
US$153.49 Million
Draw Date
Sep 8, 2016
9.$149 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 9, 2015
10.$127 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 10, 2014
11.$119 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 9, 2006
12.$114 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 8, 2018
12.$114 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 8, 2006
14.$111 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 9, 2016
15.$108.8 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 7, 2011
16.$106 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 10, 2013
17.$105 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 7, 2012
18.$102 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 10, 2008
18.$102 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 9, 2017
20.$100 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 8, 2012
21.$97 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 8, 2020
22.$95 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 8, 2015
23.$85 Million
Florida
Lotto
Draw Date
Sep 7, 2002
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

1986
Sunday, Sep 7, 1986
34 years old
1980
Sunday, Sep 7, 1980
40 years old
1978
Thursday, Sep 7, 1978
42 years old
1977
Wednesday, Sep 7, 1977
43 years old
1970
Monday, Sep 7, 1970
50 years old
1969
Sunday, Sep 7, 1969
51 years old
1952
Sunday, Sep 7, 1952
68 years old
(year not provided)
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Worldwide Events On This Day

2017
The 8.2 Mw2017 Chiapas earthquake strikes southern Mexico, killing at least 60 people.
2017
Equifax announced a cyber-crime identity theft event potentially impacting approximately 145​2 million U.S. consumers.
2012
Canada officially cuts diplomatic ties with Iran by closing its embassy in Tehran and orders the expulsion of Iranian diplomats from Ottawa, over nuclear plans and purported human rights abuses.
2011
A plane crash in Russia kills 43 people, including nearly the entire roster of the Lokomotiv YaroslavlKontinental Hockey League team.
2010
A Chinese fishing trawler collided with two Japanese Coast Guard patrol boats in disputed waters near the Senkaku Islands.
2008
The United States government takes control of the two largest mortgage financing companies in the US, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
2005
Egypt holds its first-ever multi-party presidential election.
1999
The 6.0 MwAthens earthquake affected the area with a maximum Mercalli intensity of IX (Violent), killing 143, injuring 800-1,600, and leaving 50,000 homeless.
1997
Maiden flight of the Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor.
1996
Rapper and hip hop artist Tupac Shakur is fatally shot in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada. He succumbs to his injuries 6-days later.
1988
Abdul Ahad Mohmand, the first Afghan in space, returns to Earth after nine days on the Mir space station.
1986
Desmond Tutu becomes the first black man to lead the Anglican Diocese of Cape Town.
1984
An explosion on board a Maltese patrol boat disposing of illegal fireworks at sea off Gozo kills seven soldiers and policemen.
1979
The Chrysler Corporation asks the United States government for US$1.5 billion to avoid bankruptcy.
1978
While walking across Waterloo Bridge in London, Bulgarian dissident Georgi Markov is assassinated by Bulgarian secret police agent Francesco Gullino by means of a ricin pellet fired from a specially-designed umbrella.
1977
The Torrijos-Carter Treaties between Panama and the United States on the status of the Panama Canal are signed. The United States agrees to transfer control of the canal to Panama at the end of the 20th century.
1977
The 300-metre-tall CKVR-DT transmission tower in Barrie, Ontario, Canada, is hit by a light aircraft in a fog, causing it to collapse. All aboard the aircraft are killed.
1970
Fighting begins between Arab guerrillas and government forces in Jordan.
1965
During an Indo-Pakistani War, China announces that it will reinforce its troops on the Indian border.
1965
Vietnam War: In a follow-up to August's Operation Starlite, United States Marines and South Vietnamese forces initiate Operation Piranha on the Batangan Peninsula.
1963
The Pro Football Hall of Fame opens in Canton, Ohio with 17 charter members.
1953
Nikita Khrushchev is elected first secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.
1945
World War II: Japanese forces on Wake Island, which they had held since December of 1941, surrender to U.S. Marines.
1945
The Berlin Victory Parade of 1945 is held.
1943
A fire at the Gulf Hotel in Houston kills 55 people.
1943
World War II: The German 17th Army begins its evacuation of the Kuban bridgehead (Taman Peninsula) in southern Russia and moves across the Strait of Kerch to the Crimea.
1942
World War II: Japanese marines are forced to withdraw during the Battle of Milne Bay.
1940
Romania returns Southern Dobruja to Bulgaria under the Treaty of Craiova.
1940
World War II: The German Luftwaffe begins the Blitz, bombing London and other British cities for over 50 consecutive nights.
1936
The last thylacine, a carnivorous marsupial named Benjamin, dies alone in its cage at the Hobart Zoo in Tasmania.
1932
The Battle of Boquerón, the first major battle of the Chaco War, commences.
1929
Steamer Kuru capsizes and sinks on Lake Näsijärvi near Tampere in Finland. One hundred thirty-six lives are lost.
1927
The first fully electronic television system is achieved by Philo Farnsworth.
1923
The International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL) is formed.
1921
In Atlantic City, New Jersey, the first Miss America Pageant, a two-day event, is held.
1921
The Legion of Mary, the largest apostolic organization of lay people in the Catholic Church, is founded in Dublin, Ireland.
1920
Two newly purchased Savoia flying boats crash in the Swiss Alps en route to Finland where they would serve with the Finnish Air Force, killing both crews.
1916
US federal employees win the right to Workers' compensation by Federal Employers Liability Act (39 Stat. 742; 5 U.S.C. 751)
1911
French poet Guillaume Apollinaire is arrested and put in jail on suspicion of stealing the Mona Lisa from the Louvre museum.
1909
Eugène Lefebvre crashes a new French-built Wright biplane during a test flight at Juvisy, south of Paris, becoming the first aviator in the world to lose his life in a powered heavier-than-air craft.
1907
Cunard Line's RMS Lusitania sets sail on her maiden voyage from Liverpool, England, to New York City.
1906
Alberto Santos-Dumont flies his 14-bis aircraft at Bagatelle, France for the first time successfully.
1901
The Boxer Rebellion in Qing dynasty (modern-day China) officially ends with the signing of the Boxer Protocol.
1876
In Northfield, Minnesota, Jesse James and the James-Younger Gang attempt to rob the town's bank but are driven off by armed citizens.
1864
American Civil War: Atlanta is evacuated on orders of Union General William Tecumseh Sherman.
1863
American Civil War: Union troops under Quincy A. Gillmore captures Fort Wagner in Morris Island after a 7-week siege.
1860
Italian unification: Giuseppe Garibaldi enters Naples.
1857
Mountain Meadows massacre: Mormon settlers slaughter most members of peaceful, emigrant wagon train.
1822
Dom Pedro I declares Brazil independent from Portugal on the shores of the Ipiranga Brook in São Paulo.
1818
Carl III of Sweden-Norway is crowned king of Norway, in Trondheim.
1812
French invasion of Russia: The Battle of Borodino, the bloodiest battle of the Napoleonic Wars, was fought near Moscow and resulted in a French victory.
1778
American Revolutionary War: France invades Dominica in the British West Indies, before Britain is even aware of France's involvement in the war.
1776
According to American colonial reports, Ezra Lee makes the world's first submarine attack in the Turtle, attempting to attach a time bomb to the hull of HMS Eagle in New York Harbor (no British records of this attack exist).
1764
Election of Stanisław August Poniatowski as the last ruler of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth.
1706
War of the Spanish Succession: Siege of Turin ends, leading to the withdrawal of French forces from North Italy.
1695
Henry Every perpetrates one of the most profitable pirate raids in history with the capture of the Grand Mughal ship Ganj-i-Sawai. In response, Emperor Aurangzeb threatens to end all English trading in India.
1652
Around 15,000 Han farmers and militia rebel against Dutch rule on Taiwan.
1571
Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk, is arrested for his role in the Ridolfi plot to assassinate Queen Elizabeth I of England and replace her with Mary, Queen of Scots.
1303
Guillaume de Nogaret takes Pope Boniface VIII prisoner on behalf of Philip IV of France.
1228
Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II lands in Acre, Israel, and starts the Sixth Crusade, which results in a peaceful restoration of the Kingdom of Jerusalem.
1191
Third Crusade: Battle of Arsuf: Richard I of England defeats Saladin at Arsuf.
1159
Pope Alexander III is chosen.
878
Louis the Stammerer is crowned as king of West Francia by Pope John VIII.
AD 70
A Roman army under Titusoccupies and plundersJerusalem.

Births On This Day

1999
Michelle Creber, Canadian voice actress
1996
Donovan Mitchell, American basketball player
1995
George Williams, Welsh footballer
1994
Elinor Barker, Welsh track cyclist
1994
Herman Ese'ese, New Zealand rugby league player
1994
Tom Opacic, Australian rugby league player
1993
Taylor Gray, American actor
1991
Dale Finucane, Australian rugby league player
1991
Amar Garibović, Serbian skier (d. 2010)
1990
Fedor Klimov, Russian figure skater
1988
Alex Harvey, Canadian skier
1988
Kevin Love, American basketball player
1987
Tommy Elphick, English footballer
1987
Sammy Moore, English footballer
1987
Danny North, English footballer
1987
Evan Rachel Wood, American actress and singer
1987
Aleksandra Wozniak, Canadian tennis player
1986
Charlie Daniels, English footballer
1986
Colin Delaney, American wrestler
1985
Wade Davis, American baseball player
1985
Adam Eckersley, English footballer
1985
Rafinha, Brazilian footballer
1984
Ben Hollingsworth, Canadian actor
1984
Farveez Maharoof, Sri Lankan cricketer
1984
Miranda, Brazilian footballer
1984
Vera Zvonareva, Russian tennis player
1984
Pelin Karahan, Turkish actress
1983
Philip Deignan, Irish cyclist
1983
Annette Dytrt, German figure skater
1983
Pops Mensah-Bonsu, English-American basketball player
1983
Piri Weepu, New Zealand rugby player
1982
Andre Dirrell, American boxer
1982
George Bailey, Australian cricketer
1982
Emese Szász, Hungarian fencer
1981
Gökhan Zan, Turkish footballer
1981
Vangelis, Mexican wrestler
1980
Emre Belözoğlu, Turkish footballer
1980
Sara Carrigan, Australian cyclist
1980
Serhiy Chopyk, Ukrainian footballer
1980
Gabriel Milito, Argentinian footballer
1980
Javad Nekounam, Iranian footballer
1980
Mark Prior, American baseball player
1979
Nathan Hindmarsh, Australian rugby league player and sportscaster
1979
Paul Mara, American ice hockey player
1979
Owen Pallett, Canadian singer-songwriter and keyboard player
1979
Brian Stokes, American baseball player
1978
Matt Cooke, Canadian ice hockey player
1978
Erwin Koen, Dutch footballer
1978
Ersin Güreler, Turkish footballer
1977
Molly Holly, American wrestler and trainer
1977
Jon Macken, English-Irish footballer
1976
Wavell Hinds, Jamaican cricketer
1975
Norifumi Abe, Japanese motorcycle racer (d. 2007)
1975
Harold Wallace, Costa Rican footballer and manager
1974
Mario Frick, Swiss-Liechtensteiner footballer
1974
Antonio McDyess, American basketball player
1973
Shannon Elizabeth, American model and actress
1973
Alex Kurtzman, American director, producer, and screenwriter
1972
Jason Isringhausen, American baseball player and coach
1971
Shane Mosley, American boxer and trainer
1970
Gino Odjick, Canadian ice hockey player
1970
Tom Everett Scott, American actor
1969
Darren Bragg, American baseball player and coach
1969
Rudy Galindo, American figure skater
1968
Marcel Desailly, Ghanaian-French footballer
1968
Gennadi Krasnitski, Russian figure skater and coach
1967
Alok Sharma, Indian-English accountant and politician
1966
Vladimir Andreyev, Russian race walker
1966
Lutz Heilmann, German politician
1966
Toby Jones, English actor
1966
Gunda Niemann-Stirnemann, German speed skater
1966
Andrew Voss, Australian sportscaster and author
1965
Angela Gheorghiu, Romanian soprano
1965
Darko Pančev, Macedonian footballer
1965
Uta Pippig, German runner
1965
Tomáš Skuhravý, Czech footballer
1965
Andreas Thom, German footballer and manager
1963
Eazy-E, American rapper and producer (d. 1995)
1963
Neerja Bhanot, Indian model and youngest recipient of country's highest peacetime military award Ashok Chakra (d. 1986)
1962
Jennifer Egan, American novelist and short story writer
1962
George South, American wrestler
1962
Hasan Vezir, Turkish footballer and manager
1961
LeRoi Moore, American saxophonist and songwriter (d. 2008)
1961
Jean-Yves Thibaudet, French pianist
1960
Brad Houser, American bass player
1957
Jermaine Stewart, American singer-songwriter and dancer (d. 1997)
1956
Michael Feinstein, American singer and pianist
1956
Byron Stevenson, Welsh footballer (d. 2007)
1956
Diane Warren, American songwriter
1955
Mira Furlan, Croatian-American actress
1954
Corbin Bernsen, American actor
1954
Michael Emerson, American actor
1954
Kerrie Holley, American software architect and academic
1953
Michael Byron, American composer
1953
Marc Hunter, New Zealand-Australian singer-songwriter (d. 1998)
1953
Benmont Tench, American keyboardist and songwriter
1952
Ricardo Tormo, Spanish motorcycle racer (d. 1998)
1951
Chrissie Hynde, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1951
Morris Albert, Brazilian singer-songwriter
1951
Mark Isham, American trumpet player and composer
1951
Mark McCumber, American golfer
1951
Mammootty, Indian Actor and Producer
1950
David Cannadine, English historian and author
1950
Johann Friedrich, German-Australian engineer (d. 1991)
1950
Julie Kavner, American actress
1950
Peggy Noonan, American author, journalist, speechwriter, and pundit
1949
Gloria Gaynor, American singer-songwriter
1949
Dianne Hayter, German-English politician
1949
Barry Siegel, American journalist and academic
1948
Susan Blakely, American actress
1947
Sergio Della Pergola, Israeli demographer and statistician
1946
Willie Crawford, American baseball player (d. 2004)
1946
Joe Klein, American journalist and author
1946
Suzyn Waldman, American sportscaster
1945
Jacques Lemaire, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1945
Vic Pollard, English-New Zealand rugby player and footballer
1945
Curtis Price, American musicologist and academic
1945
Peter Storey, English footballer
1944
Forrest Blue, American football player (d. 2011)
1944
Bertel Haarder, Danish lawyer and politician, Education Minister of Denmark
1944
Peter Larter, English rugby player
1944
Earl Manigault, American basketball player and coach (d. 1998)
1944
Bora Milutinović, Serbian footballer and manager
1944
Houshang Moradi Kermani, Iranian author
1943
Beverley McLachlin, Canadian lawyer and jurist, 17th Chief Justice of Canada
1942
Billy Best, Scottish footballer
1942
Alan Oakes, English footballer and manager
1942
Andrew Stone, Baron Stone of Blackheath, English businessman and politician
1942
Jonathan H. Turner, American sociologist
1940
Dario Argento, Italian director, producer, and screenwriter
1940
Abdurrahman Wahid, Indonesian journalist and politician, 4th President of Indonesia (d. 2009)
1939
Latimore, American singer-songwriter and pianist
1939
Peter Gill, Welsh actor, director, and playwright
1937
John Phillip Law, American actor (d. 2008)
1937
Oleg Lobov, Russian politician, Premier of the Russian SFSR (d. 2018)
1936
Brian Hart, English race car driver and engineer, founded Brian Hart Ltd. (d. 2014)
1936
Buddy Holly, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1959)
1936
Apostolos Kaklamanis, Greek lawyer and politician, Greek Minister of Justice
1935
Abdou Diouf, Senegalese lawyer and politician, 2nd President of Senegal
1935
Dick O'Neal, American basketball player and dentist (d. 2013)
1934
Mary Bauermeister, German painter and illustrator
1934
Waldo de los Ríos, Argentinian composer and conductor (d. 1977)
1934
Sunil Gangopadhyay, Indian author and poet (d. 2012)
1934
Omar Karami, Lebanese lawyer and politician, 58th Prime Minister of Lebanon (d. 2015)
1934
Little Milton, American singer and guitarist (d. 2005)
1932
Malcolm Bradbury, English author and academic (d. 2000)
1932
John Paul Getty Jr., American-English philanthropist and book collector (d. 2003)
1931
Charles Camilleri, Maltese composer and conductor (d. 2009)
1930
Baudouin of Belgium (d. 1993)
1930
Sonny Rollins, American saxophonist and composer
1930
S. Sivanayagam, Sri Lankan journalist and author (d. 2010)
1928
Kathleen Gorham, Australian ballerina (d. 1983)
1927
Eric Hill, English-American author and illustrator (d. 2014)
1927
Claire L'Heureux-Dubé, Canadian lawyer and jurist
1926
Samuel Goldwyn Jr., American director and producer (d. 2015)
1926
Donald J. Irwin, American lawyer and politician, 32nd Mayor of Norwalk (d. 2013)
1926
Patrick Jenkin, Baron Jenkin of Roding, English lawyer and politician, Secretary of State for the Environment (d. 2016)
1926
Erich Juskowiak, German footballer (d. 1983)
1926
Don Messick, American voice actor (d. 1997)
1925
Laura Ashley, Welsh-English fashion designer, founded Laura Ashley plc (d. 1985)
1925
Allan Blakeney, Canadian lawyer and politician, 10th Premier of Saskatchewan (d. 2011)
1925
Bhanumathi Ramakrishna, Indian actress, singer, director, and producer (d. 2005)
1924
Daniel Inouye, American captain and politician, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 2012)
1924
Leonard Rosenman, American composer and conductor (d. 2008)
1923
Nancy Keesing, Australian author and poet (d. 1993)
1923
Peter Lawford, English-American actor (d. 1984)
1923
Louise Suggs, American golfer, co-founded LPGA (d. 2015)
1922
Lucien Jarraud, French-Canadian journalist and radio host (d. 2007)
1921
Peter A. Peyser, American soldier and politician (d. 2014)
1920
Harri Webb, Welsh journalist and poet (d. 1994)
1919
Briek Schotte, Belgian cyclist and coach (d. 2004)
1918
Harold Amos, American microbiologist and academic (d. 2003)
1917
Leonard Cheshire, English captain, pilot, and humanitarian (d. 1992)
1917
John Cornforth, Australian-English chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2013)
1917
Jacob Lawrence, American painter and educator (d. 2000)
1915
Pedro Reginaldo Lira, Argentinian bishop (d. 2012)
1915
Kiyosi Itô, Japanese mathematician and academic (d. 2008)
1914
Lída Baarová, Czech-Austrian actress (d. 2000)
1914
Graeme Bell, Australian pianist and composer (d. 2012)
1914
James Van Allen, American physicist and philosopher (d. 2006)
1913
Martin Charteris, Baron Charteris of Amisfield, English soldier and courtier (d. 1999)
1913
Anthony Quayle, English actor (d. 1989)
1912
David Packard, American engineer and businessman, co-founded Hewlett-Packard (d. 1996)
1911
Todor Zhivkov, Bulgarian police officer and politician, Head of State of Bulgaria (d. 1998)
1909
Elia Kazan, Greek-American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2003)
1908
Paul Brown, American football player and coach (d. 1991)
1908
Michael E. DeBakey, American surgeon and educator (d. 2008)
1908
Max Kaminsky, American trumpet player and bandleader (d. 1994)
1907
Ahmed Adnan Saygun, Turkish composer and musicologist (d. 1991)
1904
C. B. Colby, American author (d. 1977)
1903
Margaret Landon, American missionary and author (d. 1993)
1903
Dorothy Marie Donnelly, American poet and author (d. 1994)
1900
Taylor Caldwell, English-American author (d. 1985)
1900
Giuseppe Zangara, Italian-American assassin of Anton Cermak (d. 1933)
1895
Jacques Vaché, French author and poet (d. 1919)
1894
Vic Richardson, Australian cricketer, footballer, and sportscaster (d. 1969)
1894
George Waggner, American actor, director, and producer (d. 1984)
1893
Leslie Hore-Belisha, English politician, Secretary of State for War (d. 1957)
1892
Eric Harrison, Australian soldier and politician, 27th Australian Minister for Defence (d. 1974)
1892
Oscar O'Brien, Canadian priest, pianist, and composer (d. 1958)
1887
Edith Sitwell, English poet and critic (d. 1964)
1885
Elinor Wylie, American author and poet (d. 1928)
1883
Theophrastos Sakellaridis, Greek composer and conductor (d. 1950)
1876
Francesco Buhagiar, Maltese politician, 2nd Prime Minister of Malta (d. 1934)
1876
C. J. Dennis, Australian poet and author (d. 1938)
1875
Edward Francis Hutton, American businessman and financier, co-founded E. F. Hutton & Co. (d. 1962)
1871
George Hirst, English cricketer and coach (d. 1954)
1870
Aleksandr Kuprin, Russian pilot, explorer, and author (d. 1938)
1869
Ben Viljoen, South African general (d. 1917)
1867
Albert Bassermann, German-Swiss actor (d. 1952)
1867
J. P. Morgan Jr., American banker and philanthropist (d. 1943)
1866
Tristan Bernard, French author and playwright (d. 1947)
1862
Edgar Speyer, American-English financier and philanthropist (d. 1932)
1860
Grandma Moses, American painter (d. 1961)
1855
William Friese-Greene, English photographer, director, and cinematographer (d. 1921)
1851
Edward Asahel Birge, American zoologist and academic (d. 1950)
1842
Johannes Zukertort, Polish-English chess player, linguist, and journalist (d. 1888)
1836
Henry Campbell-Bannerman, Scottish merchant and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1908)
1836
August Toepler, German physicist and academic (d. 1912)
1831
Alexandre Falguière, French sculptor and painter (d. 1900)
1829
August Kekulé, German chemist and academic (d. 1896)
1819
Thomas A. Hendricks, American lawyer and politician, 21st Vice President of the United States (d. 1885)
1818
Thomas Talbot, American businessman and politician, 31st Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1886)
1815
John McDouall Stuart, Scottish explorer and surveyor (d. 1866)
1813
Emil Korytko, Polish activist and translator (d. 1839)
1810
Hermann Heinrich Gossen, Prussian economist and academic (d. 1858)
1807
Henry Sewell, English lawyer and politician, 1st Prime Minister of New Zealand (d. 1879)
1801
Sarel Cilliers, South African preacher and activist (d.1871)
1795
John William Polidori, English physician and author (d. 1821)
1791
Giuseppe Gioachino Belli, Italian poet and author (d. 1863)
1777
Heinrich Stölzel, German horn player and composer (d. 1844)
1740
Johan Tobias Sergel, Swedish sculptor and illustrator (d. 1814)
1726
François-André Danican Philidor, French chess player and composer (d. 1795)
1707
Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon, French mathematician, cosmologist, and author (d. 1788)
1705
Matthäus Günther, German painter (d. 1788)
1694
Johan Ludvig Holstein-Ledreborg, Danish Minister of State (d. 1763)
1683
Maria Anna of Austria (d. 1754)
1650
Juan Manuel María de la Aurora, 8th duke of Escalona (d. 1725)
1641
Tokugawa Ietsuna, Japanese shōgun (d. 1680)
1635
Paul I, Prince Esterházy, Hungarian prince (d. 1713)
1629
Sir John Perceval, 1st Baronet, Irish nobleman (d. 1665)
1533
Elizabeth I of England (d. 1603)
1524
Thomas Erastus, Swiss physician and theologian (d. 1583)
1500
Sebastian Newdigate, Carthusian monk and martyr (d. 1535)
1448
Henry, Count of Württemberg-Montbéliard (1473-1482) (d. 1519)
1438
Louis II, Landgrave of Lower Hesse (d. 1471)
1395
Reginald West, 6th Baron De La Warr, English politician (d. 1427)
923
Suzaku, emperor of Japan (d. 952)

Deaths On This Day

2018
Mac Miller, American rapper (b. 1992)
2015
Dickie Moore, American actor (b. 1925)
2015
Candida Royalle, American porn actress, director, and producer (b. 1950)
2015
Guillermo Rubalcaba, Cuban pianist, composer, and bandleader (b. 1927)
2015
Voula Zouboulaki, Greek actress (b. 1924)
2014
Kwon Ri-se, South Korean singer (b. 1991)
2014
Jack Cristil, American sportscaster and radio host (b. 1925)
2014
Raul M. Gonzalez, Filipino lawyer and politician, 42nd Filipino Secretary of Justice (b. 1930)
2014
Yoshiko Ōtaka, Chinese-Japanese actress, singer, and politician (b. 1920)
2014
Harold Shipp, Canadian businessman and philanthropist (b. 1926)
2013
Albert Allen Bartlett, American physicist and academic (b. 1923)
2013
Romesh Bhandari, Pakistani-Indian politician and diplomat, 13th Foreign Secretary of India (b. 1928)
2013
Frank Blevins, English-Australian politician, 7th Deputy Premier of South Australia (b. 1939)
2013
Pete Hoffman, American cartoonist (b. 1919)
2013
Ilja Hurník, Czech playwright and composer (b. 1922)
2013
Fred Katz, American cellist and composer (b. 1919)
2012
César Fernández Ardavín, Spanish director and screenwriter (b. 1923)
2012
Aleksandr Maksimenkov, Russian footballer and manager (b. 1952)
2012
Daniel Weinreb, American computer scientist and programmer (b. 1959)
2011
Victims of the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl plane crashPavol Demitra, Slovakian ice hockey player (b. 1974)
2011
Victims of the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl plane crashAlexander Karpovtsev, Russian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1970)
2011
Victims of the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl plane crashIgor Korolev, Russian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1970)
2011
Victims of the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl plane crashStefan Liv, Polish-Swedish ice hockey player (b. 1980)
2011
Victims of the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl plane crashJan Marek, Czech ice hockey player (b. 1979)
2011
Victims of the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl plane crashBrad McCrimmon, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1959)
2011
Victims of the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl plane crashKarel Rachůnek, Czech ice hockey player (b. 1979)
2011
Victims of the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl plane crashKārlis Skrastiņš, Latvian ice hockey player (b. 1974)
2011
Victims of the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl plane crashRuslan Salei, Belarusian ice hockey player (b. 1974)
2011
Victims of the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl plane crashJosef Vašíček, Czech ice hockey player (b. 1980)
2010
Amar Garibović, Serbian skier (b. 1991)
2010
William H. Goetzmann, American historian and author (b. 1930)
2010
Barbara Holland, American author (b. 1933)
2010
John Kluge, German-American businessman (b. 1914)
2008
Kune Biezeveld, Dutch minister and theologian (b. 1948)
2008
Ilarion Ciobanu, Romanian rugby player and actor (b. 1931)
2008
Don Haskins, American basketball player and coach (b. 1930)
2008
Gregory Mcdonald, American author (b. 1937)
2008
Nagi Noda, Japanese director and producer (b. 1973)
2006
Hiroshi Takase, Japanese cinematographer (b. 1955)
2004
Bob Boyd, American baseball player (b. 1925)
2003
Warren Zevon, American singer-songwriter (b. 1947)
2002
Uziel Gal, German-Israeli colonel and gun designer, designed the Uzi (b. 1923)
2001
Igor Buketoff, American conductor and educator (b. 1915)
2001
Billie Lou Watt, American actress and voice artist (b. 1924)
2000
Bruce Gyngell, Australian-English broadcaster (b. 1929)
1997
Mobutu Sese Seko, Congolese soldier and politician, President of Zaire (b. 1930)
1996
Bibi Besch, Austrian-American actress (b. 1942)
1995
Russell Johnson, American cartoonist (b. 1893)
1994
Eric Crozier, English director and playwright (b. 1914)
1994
Dennis Morgan, American actor (b. 1908)
1994
Terence Young, Chinese-English director and screenwriter (b. 1915)
1991
Edwin McMillan, American physicist and chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1907)
1990
Earle E. Partridge, American general and pilot (b. 1900)
1990
A. J. P. Taylor, English historian and journalist (b. 1906)
1989
Mikhail Goldstein, Ukrainian violinist and composer (b. 1917)
1988
Sedad Hakkı Eldem, Turkish architect (b. 1908)
1986
Les Bury, English-Australian public servant and politician, 26th Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs (b. 1913)
1985
Jacoba van Velde, Dutch author (b. 1903)
1985
José Zabala-Santos, Filipino cartoonist (b. 1911)
1984
Joe Cronin, American baseball player and manager (b. 1906)
1984
Josyf Slipyj, Ukrainian cardinal (b. 1892)
1984
Don Tallon, Australian cricketer (b. 1916)
1982
Ken Boyer, American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1931)
1981
Christy Brown, Irish author, poet, and painter (b. 1932)
1979
I. A. Richards, English literary critic and rhetorician (b. 1893)
1978
Cecil Aronowitz, South African-English viola player (b. 1916)
1978
Keith Moon, English drummer (The Who) (b. 1946)
1978
Charles Williams, English composer and conductor (b. 1893)
1974
S. M. Rasamanickam, Ceylon politician (b. 1913)
1973
Holling C. Holling, American author and illustrator (b. 1900)
1973
Lev Vladimirsky, Kazakhstani-Russian admiral (b. 1903)
1972
Dimitris Poulianos, Greek painter and illustrator (b. 1899)
1971
Spring Byington, American actress (b. 1886)
1971
Ludwig Suthaus, German tenor (b. 1906)
1970
Yitzhak Gruenbaum, Polish-Israeli journalist and politician, 1st Internal Affairs Minister of Israel (b. 1879)
1969
Everett Dirksen, American lieutenant and politician (b. 1896)
1964
Walter A. Brown, American businessman (b. 1905)
1962
Karen Blixen, Danish memoirist and short story writer (b. 1885)
1962
Graham Walker, English motorcycle racer and journalist (b. 1897)
1961
Pieter Sjoerds Gerbrandy, Dutch lawyer, jurist, and politician, 34th Prime Minister of the Netherlands (b. 1885)
1960
Wilhelm Pieck, German carpenter and politician, President of East Germany (b. 1873)
1959
Maurice Duplessis, Canadian lawyer and politician, 16th Premier of Quebec (b. 1890)
1956
C. B. Fry, English cricketer, academic, and politician (b. 1872)
1954
Bud Fisher, American cartoonist (b. 1885)
1951
Maria Montez, Dominican-French actress (b. 1912)
1951
John French Sloan, American painter and etcher (b. 1871)
1949
José Clemente Orozco, Mexican painter and illustrator (b. 1883)
1942
Cecilia Beaux, American painter and academic (b. 1855)
1941
Mario García Menocal, Cuban lawyer and politician, President of Cuba (b. 1866)
1940
José Félix Estigarribia, Paraguayan soldier and politician, President of Paraguay (b. 1888)
1939
Kyōka Izumi, Japanese author, poet, and playwright (b. 1873)
1933
Edward Grey, 1st Viscount Grey of Fallodon, English ornithologist and politician, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (b. 1862)
1929
Frederic Weatherly, English lawyer, author, and songwriter (b. 1848)
1921
Alfred William Rich, English author and painter (b. 1856)
1920
Simon-Napoléon Parent, Canadian lawyer and politician, 12th Premier of Quebec (b. 1855)
1910
William Holman Hunt, English painter and soldier (b. 1827)
1907
Bogdan Petriceicu Hasdeu, Romanian philologist, journalist, and playwright (b. 1838)
1893
Hamilton Fish, American lawyer and politician, 26th United States Secretary of State (b. 1808)
1892
John Greenleaf Whittier, American poet and activist (b. 1807)
1891
Lorenzo Sawyer, American lawyer and judge (b. 1820)
1881
Sidney Lanier, American poet and academic (b. 1842)
1871
Kimenzan Tanigorō, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 13th Yokozuna (b. 1826)
1871
Mehmed Emin Aali Pasha, Ottoman politician, 217th Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire (b. 1815)
1840
Jacques MacDonald, French general (b. 1765)
1833
Hannah More, English poet, playwright, and philanthropist (b. 1745)
1809
Buddha Yodfa Chulaloke, Thai king (b. 1737)
1799
Louis-Guillaume Le Monnier, French botanist and physicist (b. 1717)
1798
Peter Frederik Suhm, Danish-Norwegian historian and author (b. 1728)
1741
Blas de Lezo, Spanish admiral (b. 1689)
1729
William Burnet, Dutch-American civil servant and politician, 21st Governor of the Province of New York (b. 1688)
1685
William Carpenter, English-American settler, co-founded Rhode Island and Providence Plantations (b. 1605)
1657
Arvid Wittenberg, Swedish field marshal (b. 1606)
1655
François Tristan l'Hermite, French author and playwright (b. 1601)
1644
Guido Bentivoglio, Italian cardinal and historian (b. 1579)
1626
Edward Villiers, English noble and politician (b. c. 1585)
1622
Denis Godefroy, French lawyer and jurist (b. 1549)
1619
Melchior Grodziecki, Polish priest and saint (b. 1582)
1619
Marko Krizin, Croatian priest, missionary, and saint (b. 1589)
1601
John Shakespeare, father of William Shakespeare (b. 1529)
1573
Joanna of Austria, Princess of Portugal (b. 1535)
1566
Nikola Šubić Zrinski, Croatian general (b. 1506)
1559
Robert Estienne, English-French printer and scholar (b. 1503)
1496
Ferdinand II of Naples (b. 1469)
1464
Frederick II, Elector of Saxony (b. 1412)
1362
Joan of the Tower (b. 1321)
1354
Andrea Dandolo, doge of Venice (b. 1306)
1312
Ferdinand IV of Castile (b. 1285)
1303
Gregory Bicskei, archbishop of Esztergom
1251
Viola, Duchess of Opole
1202
William of the White Hands, French cardinal (b. 1135)
1151
Geoffrey Plantagenet, Count of Anjou (b. 1113)
1134
Alfonso the Battler, Spanish emperor (b. 1073)
934
Meng Zhixiang, Chinese general (b. 874)
859
Emperor Xuānzong of Tang, Chinese emperor (b. 810)
355
Claudius Silvanus, Roman general
251
Sima Yi, Chinese general and politician (b. 179)

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