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On This Day in History:  September 25

September 25 is the 268th day of the year (269th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 97 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2018
New York man wins $10 million after buying lottery ticket every day for decades. A 66-year-old man who's played the lottery his entire adult life is the newest lottery millionaire in New York.
2018
Audit reveals 'questionable' Colorado Lottery wins. A handful of people seem to have been winning the Colorado Lottery a bit more often than the odds would dictate, raising the specter of possible wrongdoing, a state audit revealed Monday.
2017
Lottery winner accused of child sex assault freed from jail. A New Jersey man who won a $338 million Powerball lottery jackpot will be freed from jail while he awaits trial on charges he sexually assaulted a child.
2015
ILLINOIS LOTTERY MOVES TO COMPUTERIZED DRAWINGS. Despite widespread player sentiment that is strongly against computerized drawings, the Illinois Lottery stated Friday that it is dropping real lottery ball drawings, and moving to the computerized draws.
2015
$1M lottery ticket found in Michigan woman's old mail. A Kentwood, Michigan, woman is $1 million richer after finding a winning Mega Millions ticket in a pile of old mail.
2014
Dad slowly reveals huge lotto win to his sons [video]. After Poul Hjortbøl won 15 million kroner (about $2.7 million) playing the lottery in Denmark, he decided to unveil his winnings to his sons in the most suspenseful way possible.
2014
$228.5M Powerball lottery ticket sold in California. Someone in the Bay Area could be $228.5 million richer after lottery officials announced Wednesday that the sole winning Powerball ticket was sold in San Mateo, California.
2013
NJ Powerball winner wants his old life back. "Wild" Willie Seeley of Manahawkin, New Jersey, has one piece of advice for the winner of last week's $400 million Powerball jackpot in South Carolina: Run.
2013
$173 MILLION: Mega Millions is the hot ticket. Lottery players across the United States are buying their Mega Millions tickets in preparation for Friday's massive $173 million drawing, after nobody won Tuesday's $160 million jackpot.
2012
N.J. Assembly panel clears one-year anonymity for lottery winners. The New Jersey Assembly Regulatory Oversight and Gaming Committee approved a bill (A2982) by a vote of 5-0 that would give lottery winners the option of remaining anonymous for a year after winning the jackpot.
2006
Costa Rica not caving to U.S. gambling arrests. Costa Rica finds itself in the middle of the fight between U.S. authorities and the online gambling industry.
2006
N.C. Lottery commissioner on lottery firm payroll for years. Four years before North Carolina lawmakers created the state lottery, a for-profit lottery company was paying former state lottery commissioner Kevin Geddings to work as a consultant, a company executive said Monday at Geddings' fraud trial.
2003
Powerball Jackpot Leaps to $60 Million. There were no Powerball jackpot winners Wednesday but 337,565 players across the nation won a total of more than $2.8 million in prizes in America's Game.
2003
Mega Millions Jackpot Hits $126 Million. None of the tickets sold for Tuesday night's $102 million Mega Millions drawing matched all six numbers, increasing the Friday jackpot to $126 million.
2003
N.D. Gets Lottery Director. North Dakota's lottery now has a permanent director, as Chuck Keller was hired for the job Wednesday.
2003
N.D. rules out credit cards for lottery. North Dakota should forbid credit-card sales of lottery tickets, and merchants should have the discretion to decide whether to take gamblers' checks or debit cards, a lottery advisory board concluded Wednesday.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$303 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 25, 2018
2.$267 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 26, 2015
3.€190 Million
US$208.96 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Sep 27, 2019
4.$200 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 27, 2008
4.$200 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 26, 2012
6.$193 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 26, 2018
7.€163 Million
US$192.34 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Sep 26, 2017
8.€130 Million
US$189.94 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Sep 26, 2008
9.€130 Million
US$183.89 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Sep 28, 2007
10.$173 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 27, 2013
11.€146.77 Million
US$164.72 Million
Draw Date
Sep 27, 2016
12.€138 Million
US$162.37 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Sep 25, 2018
13.$150 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 26, 2009
14.$148 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 28, 2005
15.€100 Million
US$137.44 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Oct 1, 2010
16.$126 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 26, 2003
17.$110 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 25, 2004
18.$96 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 27, 2011
19.$93 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 26, 2014
20.€65 Million
US$87.87 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Sep 27, 2013
21.$86 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 28, 2004
22.€76 Million
US$85.26 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Sep 30, 2016
23.$75 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 25, 2009
24.€58 Million
US$73.72 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Sep 29, 2006
25.$66 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 27, 2017

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1985
Wednesday, Sep 25, 1985
34 years old
1983
Sunday, Sep 25, 1983
36 years old
1982
Saturday, Sep 25, 1982
37 years old
1981
Friday, Sep 25, 1981
38 years old
1979
Tuesday, Sep 25, 1979
40 years old
1976
Saturday, Sep 25, 1976
43 years old
1971
Saturday, Sep 25, 1971
48 years old
1967
Monday, Sep 25, 1967
52 years old
1967
Monday, Sep 25, 1967
52 years old
1963
Wednesday, Sep 25, 1963
56 years old
1961
Monday, Sep 25, 1961
58 years old
1957
Wednesday, Sep 25, 1957
62 years old
1954
Saturday, Sep 25, 1954
65 years old
1943
Saturday, Sep 25, 1943
76 years old
(year not provided)
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(year not provided)

Worldwide Events On This Day

2018
Bill Cosby is sentenced to three to ten years in prison.
2003
The 8.3 Mw Hokkaidō earthquake strikes just offshore Hokkaidō, Japan.
1992
NASA launches the Mars Observer. Eleven months later, the probe would fail while preparing for orbital insertion.
1983
Thirty-eight IRA prisoners, armed with six handguns, hijack a prison meals lorry and smash their way out of the Maze Prison.
1981
Belize joins the United Nations.
1978
PSA Flight 182, a Boeing 727, collides in mid-air with a Cessna 172 and crashes in San Diego, killing 144 people.
1977
About 4,200 people take part in the first running of the Chicago Marathon.
1974
Dr. Frank Jobe performs first ulnar collateral ligament replacement surgery (better known as Tommy John surgery) on baseball player Tommy John.
1969
The charter establishing the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation is signed.
1964
The Mozambican War of Independence against Portugal begins.
1963
Lord Denning releases the UK government's official report on the Profumo Affair.
1962
The People's Democratic Republic of Algeria is formally proclaimed. Ferhat Abbas is elected President of the provisional government.
1962
The North Yemen Civil War begins when Abdullah al-Sallal dethrones the newly crowned Imam al-Badr and declares Yemen a republic under his presidency.
1959
Solomon Bandaranaike, Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, is mortally wounded by a Buddhist monk, Talduwe Somarama, and dies the next day.
1957
Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, is integrated by the use of United States Army troops.
1956
TAT-1, the first submarine transatlantic telephone cable system, is inaugurated.
1955
The Royal Jordanian Air Force is founded.
1944
World War II: Surviving elements of the British 1st Airborne Division withdraw from Arnhem.
1937
Second Sino-Japanese War: The Chinese Eighth Route Army gains a minor, but morale-boosting victory in the Battle of Pingxingguan.
1926
The international Convention to Suppress the Slave Trade and Slavery is first signed.
1915
World War I: The Second Battle of Champagne begins.
1912
Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism is founded in New York City.
1911
An explosion of badly degraded propellant charges on board the French battleship Liberté detonates the forward ammunition magazines and destroys the ship.
1906
Leonardo Torres y Quevedo demonstrates the Telekino, guiding a boat from the shore, in what is considered to be the first use of a remote control.
1890
The United States Congress establishes Sequoia National Park.
1868
The Imperial Russian steam frigate Alexander Nevsky is shipwrecked off Jutland while carrying Grand Duke Alexei Alexandrovich of Russia.
1804
The Teton Sioux (a subdivision of the Lakota) demand one of the boats from the Lewis and Clark Expedition as a toll for allowing the expedition to move further upriver.
1790
Four Great Anhui Troupes introduce Anhui opera to Beijing in honor of the Qianlong Emperor's eightieth birthday.
1789
The United States Congress passes twelve constitutional amendments: the ten known as the Bill of Rights, the (unratified) Congressional Apportionment Amendment, and the Congressional Compensation Amendment.
1775
American Revolution: Ethan Allen surrenders to British forces after attempting to capture Montreal during the Battle of Longue-Pointe.
1775
American Revolution:Benedict Arnold's expedition to Quebec sets off.
1690
Publick Occurrences Both Forreign and Domestick, the first newspaper to appear in the Americas, is published for the first and only time.
1555
The Peace of Augsburg is signed by Emperor Charles V and the princes of the Schmalkaldic League.
1513
Spanish explorer Vasco Núñez de Balboa reaches what would become known as the Pacific Ocean.
1396
Ottoman Emperor Bayezid I defeats a Christian army at the Battle of Nicopolis.
1237
England and Scotland sign the Treaty of York, establishing the location of their common border.
1066
The Battle of Stamford Bridge sees the defeat of Harald Hardrada by King Harold II of England.
762
Led by Muhammad al-Nafs al-Zakiyya, the Hasanid branch of the Alids begins the Alid Revolt against the Abbasid Caliphate.
275
For the last time, the Roman Senate chooses an emperor (Marcus Claudius Tacitus).

Births On This Day

2004
Seiran Kobayashi, Japanese actress
1996
Anett Vilipuu, Estonian footballer
1995
Todd Hazelwood, Australian racing driver
1993
Toby Greene, Australian footballer
1992
Zoël Amberg, Swiss race car driver
1992
Kerrod Holland, Australian rugby league player
1992
Massimo Luongo, Australian footballer
1992
Keauna McLaughlin, American figure skater
1992
Ruslan Zhiganshin, Russian ice dancer
1991
Emmy Clarke, American actress
1991
Alessandro Crescenzi, Italian footballer
1991
Calle Järnkrok, Swedish ice hockey player
1991
Corey LaJoie, American racing driver
1991
Alexander Rossi, American racing driver
1990
Mao Asada, Japanese figure skater
1990
Daria Strokous, Russian model, actress, and photographer
1989
Cuco Martina, Curaçaoan footballer
1989
Aldon Smith, American football player
1987
Monica Niculescu, Romanian tennis player
1987
Mustafa Yumlu, Turkish footballer
1986
Heidi El Tabakh, Egyptian-Canadian tennis player
1986
Jamie O'Hara, English footballer
1986
Marten Strauch, German rugby player
1986
Steve Forrest, American drummer
1986
Choi Yoon-young, South Korean actress
1985
Gökhan Güleç, Turkish footballer
1985
Marvin Matip, German footballer
1984
Cherine Anderson, Jamaican singer-songwriter and actress
1984
Matías Silvestre, Argentinian footballer
1983
Donald Glover, American actor, rapper, producer, and screenwriter
1983
Terrance Pennington, American football player
1982
Hyun Bin, South Korean actor
1981
Rocco Baldelli, American baseball player
1981
Jason Bergmann, American baseball player
1981
James Felton Keith, American engineer
1980
T.I., American rapper, songwriter, producer, and actor
1979
Kyle Bennett, American BMX rider (d. 2012)
1979
Rashad Evans, American mixed martial artist and wrestler
1979
Jason Koumas, Welsh footballer
1979
Jean-René Lisnard, French tennis player
1978
Joe Cotton, Canadian-New Zealand singer
1978
Roudolphe Douala, Cameroonian footballer
1978
Ricardo Gardner, Jamaican footballer
1978
Jodie Kidd, English model and actress
1978
Ryan Leslie, American singer-songwriter and producer
1978
Joel Piñeiro, Puerto Rican baseball player
1977
Clea DuVall, American actress
1977
Joel David Moore, American actor
1977
Mike Krahulik, American illustrator
1977
Wil Nieves, Puerto Rican-American baseball player
1976
Santigold, American singer-songwriter and producer
1976
Chauncey Billups, American basketball player
1976
Eric Roberson, American singer-songwriter and producer
1976
Charlotte Ayanna, Puerto Rican American actress and former Miss Teen USA.
1975
Daniela Ceccarelli, Italian skier
1975
Declan Donnelly, English entertainer
1975
Matt Hasselbeck, American football player
1975
Dat Nguyen, American football player and coach
1974
Bill Bowler, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1974
Olivier Dacourt, French footballer
1974
John Granville, American scholar and diplomat (d. 2008)
1974
Paul Hurst, English footballer and manager
1974
Daniel Kessler, English-American singer and guitarist
1974
Frank Leder, German fashion designer
1974
Robbie Mears, Australian rugby league player and coach
1974
Eric Moss, American football player
1974
Joel Prpic, Canadian ice hockey player
1974
Javier Rosas, Mexican triathlete
1974
Kemel Thompson, Jamaican hurdler
1973
Tijani Babangida, Nigerian footballer
1973
Jenny Chapman, English politician
1972
Douglas September, Canadian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1971
Nikos Boudouris, Greek basketball player and manager
1971
John Lynch, American football player and sportscaster
1971
Seb Sanders, English jockey
1970
Curtis Buckley, American football player and psychiatrist
1969
Hansie Cronje, South African cricketer (d. 2002)
1969
Bill Simmons, American journalist and author
1969
Tony Womack, American baseball player
1969
Catherine Zeta-Jones, Welsh actress
1968
John A. List, American economist and academic
1968
Will Smith, American actor, producer, and rapper
1968
John Worsfold, Australian footballer and coach
1967
Kim Issel, Canadian ice hockey player
1967
Ashwin Sood, English-Canadian drummer and producer
1966
Stanislav Bunin, Russian pianist and educator
1966
Todd Philcox, American football player
1965
Matt Battaglia, American football player, actor, and producer
1965
Gordon Currie, Canadian actor
1965
Saffron Henderson, Canadian voice actress and singer
1965
Scottie Pippen, American basketball player and sportscaster
1965
Anne Roumanoff, French actress and screenwriter
1965
Dave Rundle, South African cricketer
1965
Rob Schmidt, American director and screenwriter
1965
Rafael Martín Vázquez, Spanish footballer and coach
1965
Nicky Winmar, Australian footballer
1964
Gary Ayles, English race car driver
1964
Barbara Dennerlein, German organist
1964
Rebecca Gablé, German novelist
1964
Kikuko Inoue, Japanese singer-songwriter and voice actress
1964
Joey Saputo, Canadian businessman
1963
Tate Donovan, American actor
1963
Keely Shaye Smith, American journalist and author
1962
Kalthoum Sarrai, Tunisian-French psychologist and journalist (d. 2010)
1962
Aida Turturro, American actress
1962
Dariusz Wdowczyk, Polish footballer and coach
1961
Mehmet Aslantuğ, Turkish actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1961
Heather Locklear, American actress
1961
Steve Scott, British journalist and presenter
1961
Tim Zoehrer, Australian cricketer
1960
Igor Belanov, Ukrainian footballer and manager
1959
Jeon Soo-il, South Korean director, producer, and screenwriter
1958
Randy Kerber, American keyboard player, composer, and conductor
1957
Michael Madsen, American actor and producer
1957
Vladimir Popovkin, Russian general (d. 2014)
1956
W. Daniel Hillis, American computer scientist, engineer, and author, founded the Thinking Machines Corporation
1956
Jamie Hyneman, American special effects designer and television host, founded M5 Industries
1956
Miroslav Volf, Croatian Protestant theologian and public intellectual
1955
Ludo Coeck, Belgian footballer (d. 1985)
1955
Zucchero Fornaciari, Italian singer-songwriter and guitarist
1955
Amyr Klink, Brazilian sailor and explorer
1955
Luanne Rice, American author and activist
1955
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, German footballer and manager
1955
Steven Severin, English bass player, songwriter, and producer
1954
Sylvester Croom, American football player and coach
1954
Joep Lange, Dutch physician and academic (d. 2014)
1954
Juande Ramos, Spanish footballer and manager
1953
Richard Harvey, English mandolin player, keyboard player, and composer
1953
Ron Rash, American novelist, short story writer, poet
1952
Colin Friels, Scottish-Australian actor
1952
Jimmy Garvin, American wrestler and manager
1952
bell hooks, American author and activist
1952
Cherríe Moraga, American poet, playwright, and activist
1952
Tommy Norden, American actor
1952
Chris Pond, English politician
1952
Christopher Reeve, American actor, producer, and activist (d. 2004)
1951
Yardena Arazi, Israeli singer
1951
Burleigh Drummond, American drummer and songwriter
1951
Graeme Knowles, English bishop
1951
Mark Hamill, American actor, singer, and producer
1951
Bob McAdoo, American basketball player and coach
1950
Stanisław Szozda, Polish cyclist and trainer (d. 2013)
1949
Pedro Almodóvar, Spanish director, producer, and screenwriter
1949
Jeff Borowiak, American tennis player
1949
Steve Mackay, American saxophonist and composer (d. 2015)
1948
Mimi Kennedy, American actress and screenwriter
1948
Vladimir Yevtushenkov, Russian businessman
1947
Giannos Kranidiotis, Greek politician and diplomat (d. 1999)
1947
Cheryl Tiegs, American model and actress
1947
Cecil Womack, American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2013)
1946
Bishan Singh Bedi, Indian cricketer and coach
1946
Felicity Kendal, English actress
1946
Bryan MacLean, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 1998)
1946
Janusz Majer, Polish mountaineer
1946
Gil Morgan, American golfer
1946
Ali Parvin, Iranian footballer
1946
Jerry Penrod, American bass player
1945
Kathleen Brown, American lawyer and politician, 29th California State Treasurer
1945
Carol Vadnais, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 2014)
1944
Michael Douglas, American actor and producer
1944
Doris Matsui, American politician
1944
Grayson Shillingford, Dominican cricketer (d. 2009)
1943
Robert Gates, American lieutenant, academic, and politician, 22nd United States Secretary of Defense
1943
John Locke, American keyboard player (d. 2006)
1943
Aram Saroyan, American poet and novelist
1943
Robert Walden, American actor, director, and screenwriter
1942
Oscar Bonavena, Argentinian boxer (d. 1976)
1942
Robert Miano, American actor and producer
1942
Henri Pescarolo, French race car driver
1942
John Taylor, English pianist and educator (d. 2015)
1942
Dee Dee Warwick, American singer (d. 2008)
1941
Vivien Stern, Baroness Stern, English academic and politician
1940
Tim Severin, Indian-English explorer, historian, and author
1939
Leon Brittan, English lawyer and politician, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (d. 2015)
1939
Feroz Khan, Indian actor, director, and producer (d. 2009)
1939
David S. Mann, American lawyer and politician, Mayor of Cincinnati
1938
Ron Hill, English runner and businessman
1938
Jonathan Motzfeldt, Greenlandic priest and politician, 1st Prime Minister of Greenland (d. 2010)
1938
Enn Tarto, Estonian politician
1937
Mary Allen Wilkes, American computer scientist and lawyer
1936
Ken Forsse, American toy creator and author, created Teddy Ruxpin (d. 2014)
1936
Juliet Prowse, South African-American actress, singer, and dancer (d. 1996)
1936
Moussa Traoré, Malian general and politician 2nd President of Mali
1933
Hubie Brown, American basketball player, coach, and sportscaster
1933
Ian Tyson, Canadian folk singer-songwriter and musician
1932
Glenn Gould, Canadian pianist and composer (d. 1982)
1932
Terry Medwin, Welsh footballer and manager
1932
Adolfo Suárez, Spanish lawyer and politician, 1st Prime Minister of Spain (d. 2014)
1931
Manouchehr Atashi, Iranian journalist and poet (d. 2005)
1931
Bryan John Birch, English mathematician and scholar
1930
Nino Cerruti, Italian fashion designer, founded Cerruti
1930
Shel Silverstein, American author, poet, illustrator, and songwriter (d. 1999)
1929
Ronnie Barker, English actor and screenwriter (d. 2005)
1929
Delia Scala, Italian ballerina and actress (d. 2004)
1929
Barbara Walters, American journalist, producer, and author
1927
Colin Davis, English conductor and educator (d. 2013)
1926
Jack Hyles, American pastor and author (d. 2001)
1926
Aldo Ray, American actor (d. 1991)
1925
Silvana Pampanini, Italian model, actress, and director, Miss Italy 1946 (d. 2016)
1924
Norman Ayrton, English actor and director (d. 2017)
1924
Red Webb, American baseball player (d. 1996)
1923
Robert Laxalt, American author and academic (d. 2001)
1923
Sam Rivers, American saxophonist, clarinet player, and composer (d. 2011)
1922
Hammer DeRoburt, Nauruian educator and politician, 1st President of Nauru (d. 1992)
1921
Rob Muldoon, New Zealand sergeant, accountant, and politician, 31st Prime Minister of New Zealand (d. 1992)
1920
Sergei Bondarchuk, Ukrainian-Russian actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1994)
1920
Satish Dhawan, Indian engineer (d. 2002)
1917
Phil Rizzuto, American baseball player and sportscaster (d. 2007)
1916
Jessica Anderson, Australian author and playwright (d. 2010)
1916
Deendayal Upadhyaya, Indian economist, sociologist, and journalist (d. 1968)
1914
John Manners, naval officer and cricketer
1911
Eric Williams, Trinidadian historian and politician, 1st Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago (d. 1981)
1910
Ralph Jordan, American football player and coach (d. 1980)
1908
Jacqueline Audry, French director and screenwriter (d. 1977)
1906
Volfgangs Dārziņš, Latvian composer, pianist, and music critic (d. 1962)
1906
Phyllis Pearsall, English painter, cartographer, and author (d. 1996)
1906
Dmitri Shostakovich, Russian pianist and composer (d. 1975)
1903
Mark Rothko, Latvian-American painter and educator (d. 1970)
1901
Robert Bresson, French director and screenwriter (d. 1999)
1901
Gordon Coventry, Australian footballer (d. 1968)
1900
Artur Sirk, Estonian soldier, lawyer, and politician (d. 1937)
1899
Udumalai Narayana Kavi, Indian poet and songwriter (d. 1981)
1898
Robert Brackman, Ukrainian-American painter and educator (d. 1980)
1897
William Faulkner, American novelist and short story writer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1962)
1896
Sandro Pertini, Italian journalist and politician, 7th President of Italy (d. 1990)
1893
Harald Cramér, Swedish mathematician and statistician (d. 1985)
1889
Charles Kenneth Scott Moncrieff, Scottish author and translator (d. 1930)
1888
Hanna Ralph, German actress (d. 1978)
1884
Adolf Bolm, Russian ballet dancer and choreographer (d. 1951)
1881
Lu Xun, Chinese author and critic (d. 1936)
1879
Lope K. Santos, Filipino lawyer and politician, 4th Governor of Rizal (d. 1963)
1867
Yevgeny Miller, Russian general (d. 1938)
1866
Thomas Hunt Morgan, American biologist, geneticist, and embryologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1945)
1865
Henri Lebasque, French artist (d. 1937)
1862
Léon Boëllmann, French organist and composer (d. 1897)
1862
Billy Hughes, English-Australian carpenter and politician, 7th Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1952)
1839
Karl Alfred von Zittel, German palaeontologist and geologist (d. 1904)
1825
William Pitt Ballinger, American lawyer and politician (d. 1888)
1825
Joachim Heer, Swiss lawyer and politician, President of the National Council (d. 1879)
1816
Georg August Rudolph, German lawyer and politician, 3rd Mayor of Marburg (d. 1893)
1798
Jean-Baptiste Élie de Beaumont, French geologist and engineer (d. 1874)
1782
Charles Maturin, Irish author and playwright (d. 1824)
1773
Agostino Bassi, Italian entomologist and author (d. 1856)
1771
Nikolay Raevsky, Russian general and politician (d. 1829)
1766
Armand-Emmanuel de Vignerot du Plessis, Duc de Richelieu, French general and politician, 2nd Prime Minister of France (d. 1822)
1764
Fletcher Christian, English sailor (d. 1793)
1761
William Mullins, 2nd Baron Ventry, Anglo-Irish politician and peer (d. 1827)
1758
Josepha Barbara Auernhammer, Austrian pianist and composer (d. 1820)
1744
Frederick William II of Prussia (d. 1797)
1741
Wenzel Pichl, Czech violinist, composer, and director (d. 1805)
1738
Nicholas Van Dyke, American lawyer and politician, 7th Governor of Delaware (d. 1789)
1711
Qianlong Emperor of China (d. 1799)
1694
Henry Pelham, English politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1754)
1683
Jean-Philippe Rameau, French composer and theorist (d. 1764)
1663
Johann Nikolaus Hanff, German organist and composer (d. 1711)
1644
Ole Rømer, Danish astronomer and instrument maker (d. 1710)
1636
Ferdinand Joseph, Prince of Dietrichstein, German prince (d. 1698)
1599
Francesco Borromini, Swiss-Italian architect, designed the San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane and Sant'Agnese in Agone (d. 1667)
1529
Günther XLI, Count of Schwarzburg-Arnstadt (d. 1583)
1528
Otto II, Duke of Brunswick-Harburg (d. 1603)
1525
Steven Borough, English explorer and navigator (d. 1584)
1403
Louis III of Naples (d. 1434)
1358
Ashikaga Yoshimitsu, Japanese shōgun (d. 1408)

Deaths On This Day

2016
José Fernández, Cuban-American baseball player (b. 1992)
2016
Arnold Palmer, American golfer (b. 1929)
2016
Nahid Hattar, Jordanian writer and political activist (b. 1960)
2015
Claudio Baggini, Italian Roman Catholic prelate (b. 1936)
2015
John Galvin, American general (b. 1929)
2015
Tom Kelley, American baseball player and manager (b. 1944)
2015
Moti Kirschenbaum, Israeli journalist (b. 1939)
2014
Ulrick Chérubin, Haitian-Canadian educator and politician (b. 1943)
2014
Sulejman Tihić, Bosnian lawyer, judge, and politician (b. 1951)
2014
Dorothy Tyler-Odam, English high jumper (b. 1920)
2013
Ron Fenton, English footballer, coach, and manager (b. 1940)
2013
Choi In-ho, South Korean author and screenwriter (b. 1945)
2013
José Montoya, American poet and academic (b. 1932)
2013
Billy Mure, American guitarist and composer (b. 1915)
2013
Pablo Verani, Italian-Argentinian lawyer and politician (b. 1938)
2013
Bennet Wong, Canadian psychiatrist and academic, co-founded Haven Institute (b. 1930)
2012
Billy Barnes, American composer and songwriter (b. 1927)
2012
John Bond, English footballer and manager (b. 1923)
2012
Eric Ives, English historian and academic (b. 1931)
2012
Alonso Lujambio, Mexican academic and politician (b. 1962)
2012
Andy Williams, American singer (b. 1927)
2011
Wangari Maathai, Kenyan environmentalist and activist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1940)
2009
Alicia de Larrocha, Spanish pianist (b. 1923)
2009
Pierre Falardeau, Canadian actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1946)
2008
Derog Gioura, Nauruan politician, 23rd President of Nauru (b. 1932)
2007
Haidar Abdel-Shafi, Palestinian physician and politician (b. 1919)
2007
André Emmerich, German-American art dealer (b. 1924)
2006
Jeff Cooper, American target shooter and author (b. 1920)
2006
John M. Ford, American author and poet (b. 1957)
2005
Don Adams, American actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1923)
2005
Madeline-Ann Aksich, Canadian businesswoman and philanthropist (b. 1956)
2005
George Archer, American golfer (b. 1939)
2005
Urie Bronfenbrenner, Russian-American psychologist and ecologist (b. 1917)
2005
Ghulam Mustafa Khan, Pakistani linguist and critic (b. 1912)
2005
M. Scott Peck, American psychiatrist and author (b. 1936)
2005
Friedrich Peter, Austrian lawyer and politician (b. 1921)
2003
Aqila al-Hashimi, Iraqi translator and politician (b. 1953)
2003
Herb Gardner, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1934)
2003
Franco Modigliani, Italian-American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1918)
2003
George Plimpton, American writer and literary editor (b. 1927)
2003
Edward Said, Palestinian-American philosopher and critic (b. 1935)
1999
Marion Zimmer Bradley, American author (b. 1930)
1997
Hélène Baillargeon, Canadian singer and actress (b. 1916)
1997
Jean Françaix, French pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1912)
1995
Dave Bowen, Welsh footballer and manager (b. 1928)
1995
Annie Elizabeth Delany, American dentist and author (b. 1891)
1992
Ivan Vdović, Serbian musician (b. 1961)
1991
Klaus Barbie, German SS captain, known as the "Butcher of Lyon" (b. 1913)
1991
Viviane Romance, French actress and producer (b. 1912)
1990
Prafulla Chandra Sen, Indian accountant and politician, 3rd Chief Minister of West Bengal (b. 1897)
1988
Billy Carter, American farmer and businessman (b. 1937)
1988
Arthur Võõbus, Estonian-American orientalist and scholar (b. 1909)
1987
Mary Astor, American actress (b. 1906)
1987
Emlyn Williams, Welsh actor and playwright (b. 1905)
1986
Darshan Singh Canadian, Indian-Canadian trade union leader and activist (b. 1917)
1986
Donald MacDonald, Canadian union leader and politician (b. 1909)
1986
Nikolay Semyonov, Russian physicist and chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1896)
1986
Hans Vogt, Norwegian linguist and academic (b. 1909)
1984
Walter Pidgeon, Canadian-American actor (b. 1897)
1983
Leopold III of Belgium (b. 1901)
1980
John Bonham, English drummer and songwriter (b. 1948)
1980
Lewis Milestone, Russian-American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1895)
1980
Marie Under, Estonian author and poet (b. 1883)
1972
Max Fleischer, American animator, director, and producer (b. 1883)
1971
Hugo Black, American captain, jurist, and politician (b. 1886)
1970
Erich Maria Remarque, German-Swiss author and translator (b. 1898)
1968
Hans F. K. Günther, German eugenicist and academic (b. 1891)
1968
Cornell Woolrich, American author and screenwriter (b. 1903)
1961
Frank Fay, American actor and singer (b. 1897)
1960
Emily Post, American author and educator (b. 1873)
1958
John B. Watson, American psychologist and academic (b. 1878)
1946
Hans Eppinger, Austrian physician (b. 1879)
1943
Alexander Hall, Scottish-Canadian soccer player (b. 1880)
1941
Foxhall P. Keene, American polo player, golfer, and race car driver (b. 1867)
1939
Ali Saip Ursavaş, Turkish soldier and politician (b. 1885)
1933
Ring Lardner, American journalist and author (b. 1885)
1929
Miller Huggins, American baseball player and manager (b. 1879)
1928
Richard F. Outcault, American cartoonist, created The Yellow Kid and Buster Brown (b. 1863)
1926
Herbert Booth, English songwriter and bandleader (b. 1862)
1918
Mikhail Alekseyev, Russian general (b. 1857)
1917
Thomas Ashe, Irish Republican Brotherhood volunteer, and rebel commander (b. 1885)
1905
Jacques Marie Eugène Godefroy Cavaignac, French educator and politician (b. 1853)
1901
Arthur Fremantle, English general and politician, Governor of Malta (b. 1835)
1900
Félix-Gabriel Marchand, Canadian journalist and politician, 11th Premier of Québec (b. 1832)
1900
John M. Palmer, American general and politician, 15th Governor of Illinois (b. 1817)
1893
Louise von François, German author (b. 1817)
1867
Oliver Loving, American rancher, co-developed the Goodnight-Loving Trail (b. 1812)
1849
Johann Strauss I, Austrian composer (b. 1804)
1828
Charlotta Seuerling, Swedish singer, harpsichord player, and composer (b. 1783)
1794
Paul Rabaut, French pastor (b. 1718)
1792
Adam Gottlob Moltke, Danish politician and diplomat (b. 1710)
1791
William Bradford, American soldier and publisher (b. 1719)
1777
Johann Heinrich Lambert, Swiss mathematician, physicist, and astronomer (b. 1728)
1774
John Bradstreet, Canadian-English general (b. 1714)
1703
Archibald Campbell, 1st Duke of Argyll, Scottish general (b. 1658)
1665
Archduchess Maria Anna of Austria (b. 1610)
1630
Ambrogio Spinola, 1st Marquis of the Balbases, Italian general and politician, Governor of the Duchy of Milan (b. 1569)
1626
Lancelot Andrewes, English bishop and scholar (b. 1555)
1621
Mary Sidney, English writer,
1617
Emperor Go-Yōzei of Japan (b. 1572)
1617
Francisco Suárez, Spanish priest, philosopher, and theologian (b. 1548)
1615
Arbella Stuart, English noblewoman and woman of letters (b. 1575)
1602
Caspar Peucer, German physician, scholar, and reformer (b. 1525)
1588
Tilemann Heshusius, German Gnesio-Lutheran theologian (b. 1527)
1550
Georg von Blumenthal, German bishop (b. 1490)
1536
Johannes Secundus, Dutch author and poet (b. 1511)
1534
Pope Clement VII (b. 1478)
1506
Philip I of Castile (b. 1478)
1496
Piero Capponi, Italian soldier and politician (b. 1447)
1396
Jean de Carrouges, French knight (b. 1330)
1396
Jean de Vienne, French general and admiral (b. 1341)
1367
Jakushitsu Genkō, Japanese poet (b. 1290)
1333
Prince Morikuni, Japanese shōgun (b. 1301)
1087
Simon I de Montfort, French nobleman (b. c. 1025)
1086
William VIII, Duke of Aquitaine (b. 1025)
1066
Harald Hardrada, Norwegian king (b. 1015)
1066
Maria Haraldsdotter, Norwegian princess
1066
Tostig Godwinson, English son of Godwin, Earl of Wessex