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On This Day in History:  August 1

August 1 is the 213th day of the year (214th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 152 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2020
NC lottery player visits 40 retailers and wins $5 million. A North Carolina man bent on finding the last top prize in a lottery scratch-off game conducted a modern day treasure hunt and came out the big winner.
2019
Powerball promotion set to draw 2020's first millionaire. One lucky person will get to start 2020 with $1 million in their pocket — and Jessie James Decker will announce the winner.
2019
Mississippi Lottery officials anticipate rush of sales from West Alabama. People living in West Alabama will soon be able to test their luck in the lottery. Scratch-off ticket sales were set to begin December 1st, 2019 in Mississippi.
2018
Memo: Iowa Lottery kept selling games after security warning. A newly unsealed memo shows the Iowa Lottery kept marketing four popular games despite an August 2015 warning from its security chief that their integrity was compromised.
2018
New Illinois Lottery game to help families of fallen officers. A new Illinois lottery game will generate money to help the families of police officers killed or severely hurt in the line of duty.
2018
Kansas Lottery installs new gaming system. An over $70 million lottery upgrade launched this week in Kansas.
2017
Missouri electrician finds his $10 million 'Golden Ticket'. A 67-year-old Imperial, Missouri man's "Golden Ticket" came to him July 9, in the form of a winning lottery ticket worth $10 million.
2017
Mass. Lottery reports record profits of $1 billion. Although lottery sales in Massachusetts dipped 2.7 percent to $5.093 billion, the amount of money flowing to the state's cities and towns reached record heights, according to the Massachusetts State Lottery Commission.
2017
NJ lawmaker files bill to block new keno game. A new keno being offered by the New Jersey Lottery Commission essentially expands casino-style gaming outside the resort, according to legislation introduced by Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo, D-Atlantic.
2016
Florida Lottery revamps daily game lineup. The Florida Lottery is overhauling some of its long-running daily games, adding two new games and renaming two others.
2014
24-year-old single Michigan mom wins $66 million lottery. A Port Huron, Michigan, woman who won a $66 million Mega Millions jackpot that was drawn in mid-June said Thursday that she didn't learn for 11 days that the winning ticket was in her purse.
2014
New Mexico Lottery offers free Pick 3 ticket promotion. To acquaint players with drawing games played only in the "Land of Enchantment," the New Mexico Lottery will give away a free ticket with purchase during August.
2013
$290 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot surges. There was no jackpot winner in the Wednesday night drawing of the multi-state Powerball game, causing the grand prize to increase to an estimated $290 million for Saturday's drawing.
2012
Lotto winners get torch-carrying teen new prosthetic leg. A 13-year-old who lost a leg to cancer will get a new life-changing prosthetic limb from Britain's biggest-ever lottery jackpot winners.
2012
Online poker sites settle U.S. lawsuit for $731 million. The Department of Justice announced a $731 million settlement Tuesday with online poker companies PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker to resolve bank fraud and money laundering allegations.
2011
Florida Lottery to update branding, Web site. Voters approved state-run gambling 25 years ago, but the Lottery is struggling to keep up with today’s demands amid much competition.
2010
$183M Maryland lottery winner resurfaces. Bernadette Gietka, the Maryland Lottery's largest winner to date, received a celebrity's welcome Friday at Maryland Lottery Headquarters.
2010
Florida Lottery winner is all business. Three years after collecting a $13.6 million, lump-sum jackpot payout, a Florida Lotto winner has opened his second Batteries Plus franchise store, and in September will debut a third.
2009
ARKANSAS LOTTERY DRAWINGS TO BE COMPUTERIZED. Despite nearly universal player mistrust of computerized lottery drawings, the new Arkansas Lottery director made the inexplicable decision this week to forgo real mechanical lottery ball drawings, and use a computer program to select the winning numbers in the state's new lottery.
2008
Some may say times are tough, but lottery spending doesn't show it. Illinoisans apparently haven't lost an appetite for lottery tickets, even though some say they are pinching pennies elsewhere in their personal budgets.
2008
Keno to debut in Ohio on Monday. On Monday, Ohio's closest thing yet to casino gambling will allow players to wager in Keno drawings held every four minutes, from 11 a.m. until 1:44 the next morning.
2007
Illinois Lottery Millionaire Raffle results. The Illinois Lottery's latest raffle-style game, Millionaire Raffle, was drawn last night, and will make four instant millionaires.
2006
Powerball Jackpot Raised to $178 Million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Saturday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $178 million, with a cash option of $81 million.
2006
Bail set at $1m for UK internet gaming boss. The former BETonSPORTS chief executive David Carruthers is likely to be released on $1m bail within days under a deal with the American government which would allow him to live in the Midwestern city of St Louis until his trial for organizing illegal gambling.
2006
Massachusetts man becomes first Ca$hola winner. A Massachusetts man is $450,000 richer after he became the first person to win a new multi-state slot game.
2006
Lottery sales in Pa. hit record $3 billion. Pennsylvania Lottery sales for the 2005-06 fiscal year reached a record $3.07 billion, Gov. Rendell said yesterday.
2006
Winner of $45M N.Y. Lotto jackpot to be revealed today. The identity of a Broome County woman who bought a New York Lotto ticket in Brooklyn worth $45 million will be revealed this morning.
2006
Not guilty pleas entered in online gambling case. The former chief executive of one of the world's largest online gambling companies, BetOnSports, will remain in federal custody after pleading not guilty Monday to charges of mail and wire fraud and racketeering.
2005
Man let lottery winner go first. A man has revealed he missed out on the $136 million Euro Millions lottery jackpot -- because he let winner Dolores McNamara buy her ticket first.
2005
$1.75 million Hot Lotto ticket purchased in West Virginia. The winning ticket for Saturday's $1.75 million Hot Lotto jackpot was purchased at a Kanawha County convenience store, according to West Virginia lottery officials.
2005
One ticket wins $56 million NY Lotto jackpot. A $56 million New York Lotto ticket was sold at the Gold Star Deli on Arsenal Street, Watertown, New York.
2005
Towns insulted by Kansas Lottery radio ad. Residents in two Kansas communities are angry over a radio spot for the Kansas Lottery that suggests their towns are boring.
2005
Texas Lottery has history of frequent firings. Current and former Texas Lottery employees believe the threat of being fired was used to intimidate anyone who raised questions about lottery operations.
2005
Record Euro Millions lottery winner goes into hiding. A mother-of-six who won a US$136 million (£77 million) jackpot in one of the biggest lottery wins in history was in hiding last night.
2003
GTech loses Nebraska Lottery online contract. GTech Holdings Corp., the Rhode Island lottery technology giant, has lost the contract for the online portion of the Nebraska Lottery, cutting two-thirds of the company's business with the Nebraska Lottery, the company announced today.
2003
Lottery board looks at visiting seven states, Canadian province. Members of the Tennessee Lottery Board may visit seven states and a Canadian province in a search for information about setting up and running the Tennessee lottery.
2003
Lottery Sales Hit Record In Kansas. A new marketing strategy designed to keep games fresh and payoffs healthy helped send sales of the Kansas Lottery to record levels, officials said Thursday.
2003
Harless to refile lottery lawsuit. Jackson County, West Virginia lawyer Larry Harless said Thursday he has sent letters to the state Lottery Commission and attorney general, giving them 30 days' notice of his intent to refile a lawsuit challenging the legality of state-run video lottery.
2003
Tenn. Lottery Board develops workers code of conduct. The Tennessee Education Lottery Corp. apparently does not intend to interfere with the love lives of its employees, but lottery workers may find their political activities restricted.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$307.2 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 3, 2013
2.$303 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 1, 2017
3.$261 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 2, 2017
4.€199.4 Million
US$220.6 Million
Draw Date
Aug 1, 2019
5.€176 Million
US$216.73 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Aug 3, 2012
6.$187 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 1, 2018
7.$178 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 2, 2006
8.$160 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 3, 2011
9.$158 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 1, 2012
10.$137 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 1, 2020
11.€116.77 Million
US$130.89 Million
Draw Date
Aug 2, 2016
12.$120 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 1, 2009
13.$110 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 1, 2015
14.$105 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 1, 2007
14.$105 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 3, 1999
16.$102 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 3, 2019
17.$87 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 2, 2008
17.$87 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 1, 2014
19.$85 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 2, 2011
20.$84 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 4, 2009
21.€75 Million
US$82.69 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Aug 7, 2020
22.€68 Million
US$78.74 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Aug 3, 2018
23.$77 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 3, 2007
24.$70 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 3, 2005
24.$70 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 2, 2014

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1993
Sunday, Aug 1, 1993
27 years old
1975
Friday, Aug 1, 1975
45 years old
1975
Friday, Aug 1, 1975
45 years old
1974
Thursday, Aug 1, 1974
46 years old
1973
Wednesday, Aug 1, 1973
47 years old
1971
Sunday, Aug 1, 1971
49 years old
1971
Sunday, Aug 1, 1971
49 years old
1970
Saturday, Aug 1, 1970
50 years old
1968
Thursday, Aug 1, 1968
52 years old
1967
Tuesday, Aug 1, 1967
53 years old
1964
Saturday, Aug 1, 1964
56 years old
1962
Wednesday, Aug 1, 1962
58 years old
1952
Friday, Aug 1, 1952
68 years old
1951
Wednesday, Aug 1, 1951
69 years old
1951
Wednesday, Aug 1, 1951
69 years old
1949
Monday, Aug 1, 1949
71 years old
1947
Friday, Aug 1, 1947
73 years old
(year not provided)
(year not provided)
(year not provided)

Worldwide Events On This Day

2017
A suicide attack on a mosque in Herat, Afghanistan kills 20 people.
2008
The Beijing-Tianjin Intercity Railway begins operation as the fastest commuter rail system in the world.
2008
Eleven mountaineers from international expeditions died on K2, the second-highest mountain on Earth in the worst single accident in the history of K2 mountaineering.
2007
The I-35W Mississippi River bridge spanning the Mississippi River in Minneapolis, Minnesota, collapses during the evening rush hour, killing 13 people and injuring 145.
2004
A supermarket fire kills 396 people and injures 500 others in Asunción, Paraguay.
1998
The establishment of Muslim Medics, one of the largest student-led societies in Imperial College London that provides both academic and wellbeing support to medical students of all backgrounds.
1993
The Great Mississippi and Missouri Rivers Flood of 1993 comes to a peak.
1988
A British soldier was killed in the Inglis Barracks bombing in London, England.
1984
Commercial peat-cutters discover the preserved bog body of a man, called Lindow Man, at Lindow Moss, Cheshire, England.
1981
MTV begins broadcasting in the United States and airs its first video, "Video Killed the Radio Star" by The Buggles.
1980
Vigdís Finnbogadóttir is elected President of Iceland and becomes the world's first democratically elected female head of state.
1980
A train crash kills 18 people in County Cork, Ireland.
1974
Cyprus dispute: The United Nations Security Council authorizes the UNFICYP to create the "Green Line", dividing Cyprus into two zones.
1971
The Concert for Bangladesh, organized by former Beatle George Harrison, is held at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
1968
The coronation is held of Hassanal Bolkiah, the 29th Sultan of Brunei.
1966
Charles Whitman kills 16 people at the University of Texas at Austin before being killed by the police.
1966
Purges of intellectuals and imperialists becomes official China policy at the beginning of the Cultural Revolution.
1965
Frank Herbert's novel, Dune was published for the first time. It was named as the world’s best selling science fiction novel in 2003.
1964
The former Belgian Congo is renamed the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
1961
U.S. Defense Secretary Robert McNamara orders the creation of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), the nation's first centralized military espionage organization.
1960
Dahomey (later renamed Benin) declares independence from France.
1960
Islamabad is declared the federal capital of the Government of Pakistan.
1957
The United States and Canada form the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD).
1946
Leaders of the Russian Liberation Army, a force of Russian prisoners of war that collaborated with Nazi Germany, are executed in Moscow, Soviet Union for treason.
1944
World War II: The Warsaw Uprising against the Nazi German occupation breaks out in Warsaw, Poland.
1943
World War II: Operation Tidal Wave also known as "Black Sunday", was a failed American attempt to destroy Romanian oil fields.
1937
Josip Broz Tito reads the resolution "Manifesto of constitutional congress of KPH" to the constitutive congress of KPH (Croatian Communist Party) in woods near Samobor.
1936
The Olympics opened in Berlin with a ceremony presided over by Adolf Hitler.
1933
Anti-Fascist activists Bruno Tesch, Walter Möller, Karl Wolff and August Lütgens executed by the Nazi regime in Altona.
1927
The Nanchang Uprising marks the first significant battle in the Chinese Civil War between the Kuomintang and Chinese Communist Party. This day is commemorated as the anniversary of the founding of the People's Liberation Army.
1914
The German Empire declares war on the Russian Empire at the opening of World War I. The Swiss Army mobilizes because of World War I.
1911
Harriet Quimby takes her pilot's test and becomes the first U.S. woman to earn an Aero Club of America aviator's certificate.
1907
The start of the first Scout camp on Brownsea Island, the origin of the worldwide Scouting movement.
1894
The First Sino-Japanese War erupts between Japan and China over Korea.
1893
Henry Perky patents shredded wheat.
1876
Colorado is admitted as the 38th U.S. state.
1855
The first ascent of Monte Rosa, the second highest summit in the Alps.
1842
The Lombard Street riot erupts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.
1834
Slavery is abolished in the British Empire as the Slavery Abolition Act 1833 comes into force.
1801
First Barbary War: The American schoonerUSS Enterprisecaptures the TripolitanpolaccaTripoli in a single-ship action off the coast of modern-day Libya.
1800
The Acts of Union 1800 are passed which merge the Kingdom of Great Britain and the Kingdom of Ireland into the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
1798
French Revolutionary Wars: Battle of the Nile (Battle of Aboukir Bay): Battle begins when a British fleet engages the French Revolutionary Navy fleet in an unusual night action.
1774
British scientist Joseph Priestley discovers oxygen gas, corroborating the prior discovery of this element by German-Swedish chemist Carl Wilhelm Scheele.
1759
Seven Years' War: The Battle of Minden, an allied Anglo-German army victory over the French. In Britain this was one of a number of events that constituted the Annus Mirabilis of 1759 and is celebrated as Minden Day by certain British Army regiments.
1714
George, Elector of Hanover, becomes King George I of Great Britain, marking the beginning of the Georgian era of British history.
1664
Ottoman forces are defeated in the battle of Saint Gotthard by an Austrian army led by Raimondo Montecuccoli, resulting in the Peace of Vasvár.
1620
Speedwell leaves Delfshaven to bring pilgrims to America by way of England.
1571
The Ottoman conquest of Cyprus is concluded, by the surrender of Famagusta.
1498
Christopher Columbus becomes the first European to visit what is now Venezuela.
1469
Louis XI of France founds the chivalric order called the Order of Saint Michael in Amboise.
1291
The Old Swiss Confederacy is formed with the signature of the Federal Charter.
1203
Isaac II Angelos, restored Eastern Roman Emperor, declares his son Alexios IV Angelos co-emperor after pressure from the forces of the Fourth Crusade.
902
Taormina, the last Byzantine stronghold in Sicily, is captured by the Aghlabids army, concluding the Muslim conquest of Sicily.
607
Ono no Imoko is dispatched as envoy to the Sui court in China (Traditional Japanese date: July 3, 607).
527
Justinian I becomes the sole ruler of the Byzantine Empire.
AD 69
Batavian rebellion: The Batavians in Germania Inferior (Netherlands) revolt under the leadership of Gaius Julius Civilis.
30 BC
Octavian (later known as Augustus) enters Alexandria, Egypt, bringing it under the control of the Roman Republic.

Births On This Day

2001
Park Si-eun, South Korean actress
1996
Katie Boulter, English tennis player
1994
Sergeal Petersen, South African rugby player
1994
Ayaka Wada, Japanese singer
1993
Álex Abrines, Spanish basketball player
1993
Leon Thomas III, American actor and singer
1992
Austin Rivers, American basketball player
1992
Mrunal Thakur, Indian actress
1991
Piotr Malarczyk, Polish footballer
1991
Marco Puntoriere, Italian footballer
1990
Aledmys Díaz, Cuban baseball player
1990
Jean Hugues Gregoire, Mauritian swimmer
1990
Elton Jantjies, South African rugby player
1989
Madison Bumgarner, American baseball player
1989
Tiffany Hwang, Korean American singer, songwriter, and actress (Girls' Generation)
1988
Mustafa Abdellaoue, Norwegian footballer
1988
Patryk Małecki, Polish footballer
1988
Bodene Thompson, New Zealand rugby league player
1987
Iago Aspas, Spanish footballer
1987
Karen Carney, English women's football winger
1987
Sébastien Pocognoli, Belgian footballer
1987
Lee Wallace, Scottish footballer
1986
Damien Allen, English footballer
1986
Anton Strålman, Swedish ice hockey player
1986
Andrew Taylor, English footballer
1986
Elena Vesnina, Russian tennis player
1986
Mike Wallace, American football player
1985
Stuart Holden, Scottish-American soccer player
1985
Adam Jones, American baseball player
1985
Cole Kimball, American baseball player
1985
Tendai Mtawarira, South African rugby player
1985
Kris Stadsgaard, Danish footballer
1985
Dušan Švento, Slovak footballer
1984
Steve Feak, American game designer
1984
Francesco Gavazzi, Italian cyclist
1984
Brandon Kintzler, American baseball player
1984
Bastian Schweinsteiger, German footballer
1983
Bobby Carpenter, American football player
1983
Craig Clarke, New Zealand rugby player
1983
Julien Faubert, French footballer
1983
David Gervasi, Swiss decathlete
1982
Basem Fathi, Jordanian footballer
1982
Montserrat Lombard, English actress, director, and screenwriter
1981
Dean Cox, Australian footballer
1981
Pia Haraldsen, Norwegian journalist and author
1981
Christofer Heimeroth, German footballer
1981
Stephen Hunt, Irish footballer
1981
Jamie Jones-Buchanan, English rugby player
1980
Mancini, Brazilian footballer
1980
Romain Barras, French decathlete
1980
Esteban Paredes, Chilean footballer
1979
Junior Agogo, Ghanaian footballer
1979
Nathan Fien, Australian-New Zealand rugby league player
1979
Jason Momoa, American actor, director, and producer
1978
Andy Blignaut, Zimbabwean cricketer
1978
Björn Ferry, Swedish biathlete
1978
Dhani Harrison, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
1978
Chris Iwelumo, Scottish footballer
1978
Edgerrin James, American football player
1977
Marc Denis, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster
1977
Haspop, French-Moroccan dancer, choreographer, and actor
1977
Darnerien McCants, American-Canadian football player
1977
Damien Saez, French singer-songwriter and guitarist
1977
Yoshi Tatsu, Japanese wrestler and boxer
1976
Don Hertzfeldt, American animator, producer, screenwriter, and voice actor
1976
Søren Jochumsen, Danish footballer
1976
Nwankwo Kanu, Nigerian footballer
1976
David Nemirovsky, Canadian ice hockey player
1976
Hasan Şaş, Turkish footballer and manager
1976
Cristian Stoica, Romanian-Italian rugby player
1975
Vhrsti, Czech author and illustrator
1974
Cher Calvin, American journalist
1974
Marek Galiński, Polish cyclist (d. 2014)
1974
Tyron Henderson, South African cricketer
1974
Dennis Lawrence, Trinidadian footballer and coach
1974
Beckie Scott, Canadian skier
1973
Gregg Berhalter, American soccer player and coach
1973
Veerle Dejaeghere, Belgian runner
1973
Edurne Pasaban, Spanish mountaineer
1972
Nicke Andersson, Swedish singer-songwriter and guitarist
1972
Christer Basma, Norwegian footballer and coach
1972
Todd Bouman, American football player and coach
1972
Thomas Woods, American historian, economist, and academic
1970
Quentin Coryatt, American football player
1970
David James, English footballer and manager
1970
Eugenie van Leeuwen, Dutch cricketer
1969
Andrei Borissov, Estonian footballer and manager
1969
Kevin Jarvis, American baseball player and scout
1969
Graham Thorpe, English cricketer and journalist
1968
Stacey Augmon, American basketball player and coach
1968
Dan Donegan, American heavy metal guitarist and songwriter (Disturbed)
1968
Shigetoshi Hasegawa, Japanese baseball player and sportscaster
1967
Gregg Jefferies, American baseball player and coach
1967
José Padilha, Brazilian director, producer and screenwriter
1966
James St. James, American club promoter and author
1965
Brandt Jobe, American golfer
1965
Sam Mendes, English director and producer
1964
Adam Duritz, American singer-songwriter and producer
1964
Fiona Hyslop, Scottish businesswoman and politician
1964
Augusta Read Thomas, American composer, conductor and educator
1963
Demián Bichir, Mexican-American actor and producer
1963
Coolio, American rapper, producer, and actor
1963
John Carroll Lynch, American actor
1963
Koichi Wakata, Japanese astronaut and engineer
1963
Dean Wareham, New Zealand singer-songwriter and guitarist
1962
Jacob Matlala, South African boxer (d. 2013)
1960
Chuck D, American rapper and songwriter (Public Enemy)
1960
Suzi Gardner, American rock singer-songwriter and guitarist (L7)
1959
Joe Elliott, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1958
Rob Buck, American guitarist and songwriter (d. 2000)
1958
Michael Penn, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1958
Kiki Vandeweghe, American basketball player and coach
1957
Taylor Negron, American actor and screenwriter (d. 2015)
1954
Trevor Berbick, Jamaican-Canadian boxer (d. 2006)
1954
James Gleick, American journalist and author
1954
Benno Möhlmann, German footballer and manager
1953
Robert Cray, American blues singer-songwriter and guitarist
1953
Howard Kurtz, American journalist and author
1952
Zoran Đinđić, Serbian philosopher and politician, 6th Prime Minister of Serbia (d. 2003)
1951
Tim Bachman, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist
1951
Tommy Bolin, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1976)
1951
Pete Mackanin, American baseball player, coach, and manager
1950
Roy Williams, American basketball player and coach
1949
Kurmanbek Bakiyev, Kyrgyzstani politician, 2nd President of Kyrgyzstan
1949
Jim Carroll, American poet, author, and musician (d. 2009)
1949
Ray Nettles, American football player (d. 2009)
1948
Avi Arad, Israeli-American screenwriter and producer, founded Marvel Studios
1948
Cliff Branch, American football player
1948
David Gemmell, English journalist and author (d. 2006)
1947
Lorna Goodison, Jamaican poet and author
1947
Chantal Montellier, French comics creator and artist
1946
Boz Burrell, English singer-songwriter, bass player, and guitarist (d. 2006)
1946
Rick Coonce, American drummer (The Grass Roots) (d. 2011)
1946
Richard O. Covey, American colonel, pilot, and astronaut
1946
Fiona Stanley, Australian epidemiologist and academic
1945
Douglas Osheroff, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
1944
Dmitry Nikolayevich Filippov, Russian banker and politician (d. 1998)
1942
Jerry Garcia, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1995)
1942
Giancarlo Giannini, Italian actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1941
Ron Brown, American captain and politician, 30th United States Secretary of Commerce (d. 1996)
1941
Étienne Roda-Gil, French songwriter and screenwriter (d. 2004)
1940
Mervyn Kitchen, English cricketer and umpire
1940
Henry Silverman, American businessman, founded Cendant
1940
Mahmoud Dowlatabadi, Iranian writer and actor
1939
Bob Frankford, English-Canadian physician and politician (d. 2015)
1939
Terry Kiser, American actor
1939
Stephen Sykes, English bishop and theologian (d. 2014)
1939
Robert James Waller, American author and photographer (d. 2017)
1937
Al D'Amato, American lawyer and politician
1936
W. D. Hamilton, Egyptian born British biologist, psychologist, and academic (d. 2000)
1936
Yves Saint Laurent, Algerian-French fashion designer, co-founded Yves Saint Laurent (d. 2008)
1936
Laurie Taylor, English sociologist, radio host, and academic
1935
Geoff Pullar, English cricketer (d. 2014)
1934
John Beck, New Zealand cricketer (d. 2000)
1934
Derek Birdsall, English graphic designer
1933
Dom DeLuise, American actor, singer, director, and producer (d. 2009)
1933
Masaichi Kaneda, Japanese baseball player and manager
1933
Teri Shields, American actress, producer, and agent (d. 2012)
1933
Dušan Třeštík, Czech historian and author (d. 2007)
1932
Meir Kahane, American-Israeli rabbi and activist, founded the Jewish Defense League (d. 1990)
1932
Meena Kumari, Indian actress (d. 1972)
1931
Ramblin' Jack Elliott, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1931
Trevor Goddard, South African cricketer (d. 2016)
1930
Lionel Bart, English composer (d. 1999)
1930
Pierre Bourdieu, French sociologist, anthropologist, and philosopher (d. 2002)
1930
Julie Bovasso, American actress and writer (d. 1991)
1930
Lawrence Eagleburger, American lieutenant and politician, 62nd United States Secretary of State (d. 2011)
1930
Károly Grósz, Hungarian politician, 51st Prime Minister of Hungary (d. 1996)
1930
Geoffrey Holder, Trinidadian-American actor, singer, dancer, and choreographer (d. 2014)
1929
Hafizullah Amin, Afghan educator and politician, Afghan Minister of Foreign Affairs (d. 1979)
1929
Ann Calvello, American roller derby racer (d. 2006)
1929
Leila Abashidze, Georgian actress (d. 2018)
1928
Jack Shea, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2013)
1927
María Teresa López Boegeholz, Chilean oceanographer (d. 2006)
1927
Anthony G. Bosco, American bishop (d. 2013)
1926
George Hauptfuhrer, American basketball player and lawyer (d. 2013)
1926
Hannah Hauxwell, English TV personality (d. 2018)
1925
Ernst Jandl, Austrian poet and author (d. 2000)
1924
Marcia Mae Jones, American actress and singer (d. 2007)
1924
Abdullah of Saudi Arabia (d. 2015)
1924
Frank Worrell, Barbadian cricketer (d. 1967)
1923
Val Bettin, American actor
1922
Arthur Hill, Canadian-American actor (d. 2006)
1921
Jack Kramer, American tennis player, sailor, and sportscaster (d. 2009)
1921
Pat McDonald, Australian actress (d. 1990)
1920
Raul Renter, Estonian economist and chess player (d. 1992)
1919
Stanley Middleton, English author (d. 2009)
1918
T. J. Jemison, American minister and activist (d. 2013)
1916
Fiorenzo Angelini, Italian cardinal (d. 2014)
1916
Anne Hébert, Canadian author and poet (d. 2000)
1914
Jack Delano, American photographer and composer (d. 1997)
1914
Alan Moore, Australian painter and educator (d. 2015)
1914
J. Lee Thompson, English-Canadian director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2002)
1912
David Brand, Australian politician, 19th Premier of Western Australia (d. 1979)
1912
Gego, German-Venezuelan sculptor and academic (d. 1994)
1912
Henry Jones, American actor (d. 1999)
1911
Jackie Ormes, American journalist and cartoonist (d. 1985)
1910
James Henry Govier, English painter and illustrator (d. 1974)
1910
Walter Scharf, American pianist and composer (d. 2003)
1910
Gerda Taro, German war photographer (d. 1937)
1907
Eric Shipton, Sri Lankan-English mountaineer and explorer (d. 1977)
1905
Helen Sawyer Hogg, American-Canadian astronomer and academic (d. 1993)
1903
Paul Horgan, American historian, author, and academic (d. 1995)
1901
Francisco Guilledo, Filipino boxer (d. 1925)
1900
Otto Nothling, Australian cricketer and rugby player (d. 1965)
1899
Raymond Mays, English race car driver and businessman (d. 1980)
1898
Morris Stoloff, American composer and musical director (d. 1980)
1894
Ottavio Bottecchia, Italian cyclist (d. 1927)
1893
Alexander of Greece (d. 1920)
1891
Karl Kobelt, Swiss lawyer and politician, 52nd President of the Swiss Confederation (d. 1968)
1889
Walter Gerlach, German physicist and academic (d. 1979)
1885
George de Hevesy, Hungarian-German chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1966)
1881
Otto Toeplitz, German mathematician and academic (d. 1940)
1878
Konstantinos Logothetopoulos, Greek physician and politician, Prime Minister of Greece (d. 1961)
1877
George Hackenschmidt, Estonian-English wrestler and strongman (d. 1968)
1871
John Lester, American cricketer and soccer player (d. 1969)
1865
Isobel Lilian Gloag, English painter (d. 1917)
1861
Sammy Jones, Australian cricketer (d. 1951)
1858
Gaston Doumergue, French lawyer and politician, 13th President of France (d. 1937)
1858
Hans Rott, Austrian organist and composer (d. 1884)
1856
George Coulthard, Australian footballer and cricketer (d. 1883)
1843
Robert Todd Lincoln, American lawyer and politician, 35th United States Secretary of War (d. 1926)
1831
Antonio Cotogni, Italian opera singer and educator (d. 1918)
1819
Herman Melville, American novelist, short story writer, and poet (d. 1891)
1818
Maria Mitchell, American astronomer and academic (d. 1889)
1815
Richard Henry Dana, Jr., American lawyer and politician (d. 1882)
1809
William B. Travis, American colonel and lawyer (d. 1836)
1779
Francis Scott Key, American lawyer, author, and poet (d. 1843)
1779
Lorenz Oken, German-Swiss botanist, biologist, and ornithologist (d. 1851)
1778
Mary Jefferson Eppes, daughter of Thomas Jefferson who died in childbirth (d. 1804)
1770
William Clark, American soldier, explorer, and politician, 4th Governor of Missouri Territory (d. 1838)
1744
Jean-Baptiste Lamarck, French soldier, biologist, and academic (d. 1829)
1738
Jacques François Dugommier, French general (d. 1794)
1714
Richard Wilson, Welsh painter and academic (d. 1782)
1713
Charles I, German duke and prince (d. 1780)
1659
Sebastiano Ricci, Italian painter (d. 1734)
1630
Thomas Clifford, 1st Baron Clifford of Chudleigh, English politician, Lord High Treasurer (d. 1673)
1626
Sabbatai Zevi, Montenegrin rabbi and theorist (d. 1676)
1579
Luis Vélez de Guevara, Spanish author and playwright (d. 1644)
1555
Edward Kelley, English spirit medium (d. 1597)
1545
Andrew Melville, Scottish theologian and scholar (d. 1622)
1520
Sigismund II, Polish king (d. 1572)
1492
Wolfgang, German prince (d. 1566)
1410
Jan IV, count of Nassau-Dillenburg (d. 1475)
1385
John FitzAlan, 13th Earl of Arundel (d. 1421)
1377
Go-Komatsu, Japanese emperor (d. 1433)
1313
Kōgon, Japanese emperor (d. 1364)
1068
Taizu, Chinese emperor (d. 1123)
992
Hyeonjong, Korean king (d. 1031)
845
Sugawara no Michizane, Japanese scholar and politician (d. 903)
126
Pertinax, Roman emperor (d. 193)
10 BC
Claudius, Roman emperor (d. 54)

Deaths On This Day

2016
Queen Anne of Romania (b. 1923)
2015
Stephan Beckenbauer, German footballer and manager (b. 1968)
2015
Cilla Black, English singer and actress (b. 1943)
2015
Bernard d'Espagnat, French physicist, philosopher, and author (b. 1921)
2015
Bob Frankford, English-Canadian physician and politician (b. 1939)
2015
Hong Yuanshuo, Chinese footballer and manager (b. 1948)
2014
Valyantsin Byalkevich, Belarusian footballer and manager (b. 1973)
2014
Jan Roar Leikvoll, Norwegian author (b. 1974)
2014
Charles T. Payne, American soldier (b. 1925)
2014
Mike Smith, English radio and television host (b. 1955)
2013
John Amis, English journalist and critic (b. 1922)
2013
Gail Kobe, American actress and producer (b. 1932)
2013
Babe Martin, American baseball player (b. 1920)
2013
Toby Saks, American cellist and educator (b. 1942)
2013
Wilford White, American football player (b. 1928)
2012
Aldo Maldera, Italian footballer and agent (b. 1953)
2012
Douglas Townsend, American composer and musicologist (b. 1921)
2012
Barry Trapnell, English cricketer and academic (b. 1924)
2010
Lolita Lebrón, Puerto Rican-American activist (b. 1919)
2010
Eric Tindill, New Zealand rugby player and cricketer (b. 1910)
2009
Corazon Aquino, Filipino politician, 11th President of the Philippines (b. 1933)
2008
Gertan Klauber, Czech-English actor (b. 1932)
2008
Harkishan Singh Surjeet, Indian lawyer and politician (b. 1916)
2007
Tommy Makem, Irish singer-songwriter and banjo player (b. 1932)
2006
Bob Thaves, American illustrator (b. 1924)
2006
Iris Marion Young, American political scientist and activist (b. 1949)
2005
Al Aronowitz, American journalist (b. 1928)
2005
Wim Boost, Dutch cartoonist and educator (b. 1918)
2005
Constant Nieuwenhuys, Dutch painter and sculptor (b. 1920)
2005
Fahd of Saudi Arabia (b. 1923)
2004
Philip Abelson, American physicist and author (b. 1913)
2003
Guy Thys, Belgian footballer, coach, and manager (b. 1922)
2003
Marie Trintignant, French actress and screenwriter (b. 1962)
2001
Korey Stringer, American football player (b. 1974)
1998
Eva Bartok, Hungarian-British actress (b. 1927)
1996
Tadeusz Reichstein, Polish-Swiss chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1897)
1996
Lucille Teasdale-Corti, Canadian physician and surgeon (b. 1929)
1990
Norbert Elias, German-Dutch sociologist, author, and academic (b. 1897)
1989
John Ogdon, English pianist and composer (b. 1937)
1982
T. Thirunavukarasu, Sri Lankan lawyer and politician (b. 1933)
1981
Paddy Chayefsky, American author, playwright, and screenwriter (b. 1923)
1980
Patrick Depailler, French race car driver (b. 1944)
1980
Strother Martin, American actor (b. 1919)
1977
Francis Gary Powers, American captain and pilot (b. 1929)
1974
Ildebrando Antoniutti, Italian cardinal (b. 1898)
1973
Gian Francesco Malipiero, Italian composer and educator (b. 1882)
1973
Walter Ulbricht, German soldier and politician (b. 1893)
1970
Frances Farmer, American actress (b. 1913)
1970
Doris Fleeson, American journalist (b. 1901)
1970
Otto Heinrich Warburg, German physician and physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1883)
1967
Richard Kuhn, Austrian-German biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1900)
1966
Charles Whitman, American murderer (b. 1941)
1963
Theodore Roethke, American poet (b. 1908)
1959
Jean Behra, French race car driver (b. 1921)
1944
Manuel L. Quezon, Filipino soldier, lawyer, and politician, 2nd President of the Philippines (b. 1878)
1943
Lydia Litvyak, Russian lieutenant and pilot (b. 1921)
1938
Edmund C. Tarbell, American painter and academic (b. 1862)
1929
Syd Gregory, Australian cricketer (b. 1870)
1922
Donát Bánki, Hungarian engineer (b. 1856)
1921
T.J. Ryan, Australian politician, 19th Premier of Queensland (b. 1876)
1920
Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Indian lawyer and journalist (b. 1856)
1918
John Riley Banister, American cowboy and police officer (b. 1854)
1911
Edwin Austin Abbey, American painter and illustrator (b. 1852)
1911
Samuel Arza Davenport, American lawyer and politician (b. 1843)
1903
Calamity Jane, American frontierswoman and scout (b. 1853)
1869
Peter Julian Eymard, French Priest & Founder Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament (b. 1811)
1869
Richard Dry, Australian politician, 7th Premier of Tasmania (b. 1815)
1866
John Ross, American tribal chief (b. 1790)
1863
Jind Kaur Majarani (Regent) of the Sikh Empire (b. 1817)
1851
William Joseph Behr, German publicist and academic (b. 1775)
1812
Yakov Kulnev, Russian general (b. 1763)
1808
Lady Diana Beauclerk, English painter and illustrator (b. 1734)
1807
John Boorman, English cricketer (b. c. 1754)
1807
John Walker, English actor, philologist, and lexicographer (b. 1732)
1798
François-Paul Brueys d'Aigalliers, French admiral (b. 1753)
1796
Sir Robert Pigot, 2nd Baronet, English colonel and politician (b. 1720)
1795
Clas Bjerkander, Swedish meteorologist, botanist, and entomologist (b. 1735)
1787
Alphonsus Maria de' Liguori, Italian bishop and saint (b. 1696)
1714
Anne, Queen of Great Britain (b. 1665)
1603
Matthew Browne, English politician (b. 1563)
1589
Jacques Clément, French assassin of Henry III of France (b. 1567)
1580
Albrecht Giese, Polish-German politician and diplomat (b. 1524)
1557
Olaus Magnus, Swedish archbishop, historian, and cartographer (b. 1490)
1546
Peter Faber, French Jesuit theologian (b. 1506)
1543
Magnus I, Duke of Saxe-Lauenburg (b. 1488)
1541
Simon Grynaeus, German theologian and scholar (b. 1493)
1494
Giovanni Santi, artist and father of Raphael (b. c. 1435)
1464
Cosimo de' Medici, Italian ruler (b. 1386)
1457
Lorenzo Valla, Italian author and educator (b. 1406)
1402
Edmund of Langley, 1st Duke of York, English politician, Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports (b. 1341)
1299
Conrad de Lichtenberg, Bishop of Strasbourg (b. 1240)
1252
Giovanni da Pian del Carpine, Italian archbishop and explorer (b. 1180)
1227
Shimazu Tadahisa, Japanese warlord (b. 1179)
1146
Vsevolod II of Kiev, Russian prince
1137
Louis VI, king of France (b. 1081)
1098
Adhemar of Le Puy, French papal legate
984
Æthelwold, bishop of Winchester
953
Yingtian, Chinese Khitan empress (b. 879)
946
Ali ibn Isa al-Jarrah, Abbasid vizier (b. 859)
946
Lady Xu Xinyue, Chinese queen (b. 902)
873
Thachulf, duke of Thuringia
527
Justin I, Byzantine emperor (b. 450)
371
Eusebius of Vercelli, Italian bishop and saint (b. 283)
30 BC
Mark Antony, Roman general and politician (b. 83 BC)

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