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On This Day in History:  August 11

August 11 is the 223rd day of the year (224th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 142 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2016
NY man sentenced to 4+ years in prison for lottery scam targeting elderly. A New York man who ran a bogus lottery scam, in which elderly people were told they won millions but would have to pay taxes in advance to receive a payout, has been sentenced to more than four years in federal prison and ordered to repay more than $733,000.
2016
After cheating death in plane crash, Indian man wins $1M lottery days later. After surviving a fiery plane crash, an Indian man has beaten the odds again, this time winning $1 million in the lottery.
2015
Former teacher wins Wisconsin's largest Megabucks jackpot ever. A former high school teacher won Wisconsin's biggest Megabucks jackpot ever, thanks to a quick trip to pick up a gallon of milk.
2010
N.C. collected record debt from lottery winners. The North Carolina Lottery collected a record $1 million during the past year from prize winners who were also debtors.
2010
Online gambling coming to Ontario. In a bid to keep millions spent on offshore gambling websites in the province, the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. says Ontarians will have access to legal online gambling by 2012.
2009
$500K lottery prize divides two elderly sisters. A passion for gambling shared by two once-inseparable octogenarian sisters has ended up dividing them, with the Connecticut Supreme Court ruling that one can sue the other for a share of a winning $500,000 lottery ticket.
2009
Mishap leads to lottery jackpot for Florida couple. When the ticket printer at the Publix on Gladiolus Drive in south Fort Myers accidentally popped out two Florida Lotto tickets instead of just the one a customer ordered a few weeks ago, no one could have predicted the mechanical error would turn out to be a windfall.
2009
Jets and N.J. Lottery partner for new scratch game. The New York Jets, the New Jersey Lottery, Gov. Jon S. Corzine and State Treasurer and Sports and Exposition Authority Commissioner R. David Rousseau today announced an extension of their partnership that will now include a new Jets-themed instant lottery ticket and the chance to win several once-in-a-lifetime Jets-themed prizes.
2009
Packers Team Up with Wisconsin Lottery. The Green Bay Packers and the Wisconsin Lottery are teaming up, and it may open the door for other forms of gambling to advertise at Packers games.
2008
Powerball lottery winner shares $42.5M with relatives. Barrie Edwards could have kept an $86 million annuity Powerball jackpot all to himself, but instead decided to take the $42.5 million cash payment up front and share his good fortune with his wife, his brother and sister-in-law, and 10 nieces and nephews and their spouses.
2007
Woman must forfeit $1 million lottery jackpot. A White City, Oregon, woman must turn over her lottery winnings after a judge said she won them illegally.
2006
N.C. Woman, 82, wins $400,000 in Powerball lottery. According to North Carolina Lottery officials, a woman's decision to make fruit salad with marshmellows last week may have helped her win a $400,000 Powerball prize.
2006
34-year lottery quest finally pays off. A Michigan woman who has been playing the lottery since 1972 won $400,000 by purchasing 80 $1 tickets, all with the same number that represents her late husband's birthday.
2006
$200,000 Oklahoma Powerball lottery ticket to expire soon. A $200,000 winning Powerball ticket sold on February 25 in Skiatook, Oklahoma, is set to expire August 24th.
2006
Ohio Lottery backs GTECH, Lottomatica deal. The Ohio lottery has confirmed that the planned takeover of U.S. lottery operator GTECH by Italy's Lottomatica would not hurt GTECH's lottery concession there, Lottomatica said on Thursday.
2006
Police Need Help Catching Man Who Stole Lottery Tickets. Detectives in the town of Hamburg, New York, are looking for help solving a theft, in which a brazen bandit took off with a bundle of lottery tickets valued at $3,000.
2006
Video Lottery Placed On South Dakota Ballot. The South Dakota Supreme Court says voters can decide the fate of the controversial gambling devices in November.
2006
Transsexual lottery winner regrets paying for gender reassignment. A transsexual who came to prominence in 2003 for funding her sex-change operation from a UK National Lottery win has revealed to her local newspaper that she now regrets paying £21,000 (US$40,000) for the procedure.
2006
Ohio Lottery chief to oversee county election. In Ohio, the two Democrats on the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections said Thursday that they would drop their drive to dump elections Director Michael Vu and his deputy, Gwen Dillingam, once the decision was made to hire Ohio Lottery Director Tom Hayes to oversee the general election.
2006
Virginia Border Stores Take Hit From N.C. Lottery. Now that North Carolina has a lottery, residents with hopes of striking it rich don't have to head north to Virginia to buy tickets, and retail stores just across the line are feeling the effects.
2006
N.C. store clerk accused of stealing woman's winning lottery ticket. A North Carolina woman thought her first-ever scratch-off ticket was a winner. The store clerk told her otherwise, and cashed the winning ticket himself.
2006
Penn. Lottery chief takes job with newspaper publisher. The executive director of the Pennsylvania Lottery is leaving his post to work for the owner of the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Daily News, the state and the company announced Thursday.
2006
Online gambling company says it will lock out U.S. bettors. BETonSPORTS, the online gambling company targeted by federal prosecutors in Missouri and Washington, is shuttering the majority of its billion-dollar operations and will no longer accept bets from the United States, a company spokesman said Thursday evening.
2006
BETonSPORTS Shutting U.S. Gambling Sites. BetOnSports PLC, the British-based Internet gambling company that has been charged with fraud and racketeering in the United States, said Friday it will shut down its services for American gamblers.
2005
$93.4 million Powerball lottery winner is New Mexico's third. One winning Powerball lottery ticket was sold in New Mexico for Wednesday night's drawing. It is New Mexico's third Powerball jackpot winner, and the Lottery's second-largest prize ever.
2004
Mega Millions jackpot increases to $35 million. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery grew to $35 million Wednesday.
2004
Saints and Sinners among the Winners. The UK National Lottery has been dogged by controversy as the game of chance has thrown up some seemingly less-than-worthy winners over the years.
2003
Lottery-Style Drawing Picks Ballot Order. The California Secretary of State held a lottery-style drawing Monday to determine the order of candidate's names on the recall ballot. The complete order of the letters drawn is r, w, q, o, j, m, v, a, h, b, s, g, z, x, n, t, c, i, e, k, u, p, d, y, f, l.
2003
Carson widow wins $91 million SuperLotto Plus jackpot. Patricia Frierson went to her factory job after winning the $91 million California Lottery jackpot but she went home in a limousine. Frierson had the sole winning ticket for Saturday night's SuperLotto Plus game. She bought it on Saturday afternoon at a liquor store down the block from an Econolodge motel, where she has lived for three years because she no longer could afford her town home.
2003
N.D. explores lottery agreement. Numbers for North Dakota's new Powerball lottery may be provided by another state lottery's computer system, a move that officials say would reduce the cost of running the game in a small, rural state.
2003
CT Lottery makes good after two balls stick. Connecticut lottery officials said Saturday they will honor lottery tickets containing numbers of two lottery balls that got stuck during a drawing Friday night.
2003
Italian lottery hits $75m. With still no winner Saturday, the Italian lottery jackpot grew to a record 63 million euros (US$109.46 million) for the Wednesday drawing.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$393 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 11, 2017
2.$371.1 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 12, 2017
3.$253 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 11, 2012
4.$247 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 11, 2018
5.€209.16 Million
US$233.97 Million
Draw Date
Aug 13, 2019
6.$186 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 12, 2009
7.$161 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 11, 2007
8.$138 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 14, 2019
9.€121.72 Million
US$135.7 Million
Draw Date
Aug 11, 2016
10.$128 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 12, 2014
11.$124 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 11, 2009
12.$122 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 14, 2007
13.€90 Million
US$102.3 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Aug 14, 2018
14.$86 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 11, 2001
15.$84 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 11, 2004
16.€75 Million
US$83.9 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Aug 13, 2019
17.€75 Million
US$83.19 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Aug 16, 2019
18.$82 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 13, 2016
19.€57 Million
US$81.15 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Aug 14, 2009
20.€54 Million
US$79.43 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Aug 15, 2008
21.€59 Million
US$78.31 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Aug 13, 2013
22.$75 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 13, 2010
22.$75 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 14, 2018
24.$70 Million
California
SuperLotto Plus
Draw Date
Aug 14, 2019
25.€46 Million
US$65.48 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Aug 12, 2011

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1980
Monday, Aug 11, 1980
39 years old
1979
Saturday, Aug 11, 1979
40 years old
1971
Wednesday, Aug 11, 1971
48 years old
1971
Wednesday, Aug 11, 1971
48 years old
1968
Sunday, Aug 11, 1968
51 years old
1967
Friday, Aug 11, 1967
52 years old
1965
Wednesday, Aug 11, 1965
54 years old
1964
Tuesday, Aug 11, 1964
55 years old
1963
Sunday, Aug 11, 1963
56 years old
1961
Friday, Aug 11, 1961
58 years old
1952
Monday, Aug 11, 1952
67 years old
(year not provided)

Worldwide Events On This Day

2017
At least 41 people are killed and another 179 injured after two passenger trains collide in Alexandria, Egypt.
2012
At least 306 people are killed and 3,000 others injured in a pair of earthquakes near Tabriz, Iran.
2006
The oil tanker M/T Solar 1 sinks off the coast of Guimaras and Negros Islands in the Philippines, causing the country's worst oil spill.
2003
NATO takes over command of the peacekeeping force in Afghanistan, marking its first major operation outside Europe in its 54-year-history.
2003
Jemaah Islamiyah leader Riduan Isamuddin, better known as Hambali, is arrested in Bangkok, Thailand.
1999
A total solar eclipse occurs.
1999
A rare tornadostrikes downtown Salt Lake City, Utah, killing one and injuring at least 100 others. It was the first tornado documented in Utah to result in a fatality since 1884, and caused $170 million in damages.
1984
"We begin bombing in five minutes": United States PresidentRonald Reagan, while running for re-election, jokes while preparing to make his weekly Saturday address on National Public Radio.
1982
A bomb explodes on Pan Am Flight 830, en route from Tokyo, Japan to Honolulu, Hawaii, killing one passenger and injuring 15 others.
1979
Two AeroflotTupolev Tu-134scollide over the Ukrainian city of Dniprodzerzhynsk and crash, killing all 178 aboard both airliners.
1975
East Timor: Governor Mário Lemos Pires of Portuguese Timor abandons the capital Dili, following a coup by the Timorese Democratic Union (UDT) and the outbreak of civil war between UDT and Fretilin.
1972
Vietnam War: The last United States ground combat unit leaves South Vietnam.
1969
The Apollo 11 astronauts are released from a three-week quarantine following their liftoff from the moon.
1968
The Fifteen Guinea Special became the last main-line passenger train to be hauled by steam locomotive power on British Rail.
1965
Race riots (the Watts Riots) begin in the Watts area of Los Angeles, California.
1962
Vostok 3 launches from the Baikonur Cosmodrome and cosmonaut Andrian Nikolayev becomes the first person to float in microgravity.
1961
The former Portuguese territories in India of Dadra and Nagar Haveli are merged to create the Union TerritoryDadra and Nagar Haveli.
1960
Chad declares independence.
1959
Sheremetyevo International Airport, the second-largest airport in Russia, opens.
1952
Hussein bin Talal is proclaimed King of Jordan.
1945
Poles in Kraków engage in a pogrom against Jews in the city, killing one and wounding five.
1942
Actress Hedy Lamarr and composer George Antheil receive a patent for a Frequency-hopping spread spectrum communication system that later became the basis for modern technologies in wireless telephones and Wi-Fi.
1934
The first civilian prisoners arrive at the Federal prison on Alcatraz Island.
1929
Babe Ruth becomes the first baseball player to hit 500home runs in his career with a home run at League Park in Cleveland, Ohio.
1920
The Latvian-Soviet Peace Treaty, which relinquished Russia's authority and pretenses to Latvia, is signed, ending the Latvian War of Independence.
1918
World War I: The Battle of Amiens ends.
1898
Spanish-American War: American troops enter the city of Mayagüez, Puerto Rico.
1858
The Eiger in the Bernese Alps is ascended for the first time by Charles Barrington accompanied by Christian Almer and Peter Bohren.
1813
In Colombia, Juan del Corral declares the independence of Antioquia.
1812
Peninsular War: French troops engage British-Portuguese forces in the Battle of Majadahonda.
1804
Francis II assumes the title of first Emperor of Austria.
1786
Captain Francis Light establishes the British colony of Penang in Malaysia.
1675
Franco-Dutch War: Forces of the Holy Roman Empire defeat the French in the Battle of Konzer Brücke.
1473
The Battle of Otlukbeli: Mehmed the Conqueror of the Ottoman Empire decisively defeats Uzun Hassan of Aq Qoyunlu.
1332
Wars of Scottish Independence: Battle of Dupplin Moor: Scots under Domhnall II, Earl of Mar are routed by Edward Balliol.
490
Battle of Adda: The Goths under Theodoric the Great and his ally Alaric II defeat the forces of Odoacer on the Adda River, near Milan.
355
Claudius Silvanus, accused of treason, proclaims himself Roman Emperor against Constantius II.
106
The south-western part of Dacia (modern Romania) becomes a Roman province: Roman Dacia.
2492 BC
Traditional date of the defeat of Bel by Hayk, progenitor and founder of the Armenian nation.
3114 BC
The Mesoamerican Long Count calendar, used by several pre-ColumbianMesoamerican civilizations, notably the Maya, begins.

Births On This Day

2000
James Cartmell, British actor
1994
Storm Sanders, Australian tennis player
1994
Anton Cooper, New Zealand cross-country cyclist
1994
Joseph Barbato, French footballer
1991
Cristian Tello, Spanish footballer
1990
Lenka Juríková, Slovak tennis player
1989
Junior Heffernan, Irish cyclist and triathlete (d. 2013)
1989
Sebastian Huke, German footballer
1988
Rabeh Al-Hussaini, Filipino basketball player
1988
Patty Mills, Australian basketball player
1988
Mustafa Pektemek, Turkish footballer
1987
Dany N'Guessan, French footballer
1987
Drew Storen, American baseball player
1986
Mokhtar Benmoussa, Algerian footballer
1986
Pablo Sandoval, Venezuelan baseball player
1985
Jacqueline Fernandez, Sri Lankan actress
1984
Melky Cabrera, Dominican baseball player
1984
Lucas di Grassi, Brazilian race car driver
1984
Mojtaba Abedini, Iranian sabre fencer
1983
Chris Hemsworth, Australian actor
1983
Luke Lewis, Australian rugby league player
1983
Pavel 183, Russian painter (d. 2013)
1981
Daniel Poohl, Swedish journalist
1980
Daniel Lloyd, English cyclist and sportscaster
1980
Lee Suggs, American football player
1979
Walter Ayoví, Ecuadorian footballer
1978
Spyros Gogolos, Greek footballer
1978
Charlotte Leslie, British politician
1978
Lillian Nakate, Ugandan politician
1978
Isy Suttie, English comedian, musician, actress, and writer
1977
Gemma Hayes, Irish singer-songwriter
1977
Dênio Martins, Brazilian footballer
1976
Iván Córdoba, Colombian footballer and manager
1976
Bubba Crosby, American baseball player
1976
Will Friedle, American actor and screenwriter
1976
Ben Gibbard, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1976
Ľubomír Višňovský, Slovak ice hockey player
1975
Chris Cummings, Canadian singer-songwriter
1974
Marie-France Dubreuil, Canadian figure skater
1974
Hadiqa Kiani, Pakistani singer, songwriter and philanthropist
1974
Audrey Mestre, French biologist and diver (d. 2002)
1974
Carolyn Murphy, American model and actress
1973
Kristin Armstrong, American cyclist
1971
Alejandra Barros, Mexican actress and screenwriter
1971
Tommy Mooney, English footballer
1970
Dirk Hannemann, German footballer and manager
1970
Gianluca Pessotto, Italian footballer
1968
Sophie Okonedo, British actress
1968
Charlie Sexton, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1967
Massimiliano Allegri, Italian footballer and manager
1967
Enrique Bunbury, Spanish singer-songwriter and guitarist
1967
Joe Rogan, American actor, comedian, and television host
1967
Petter Wettre, Norwegian saxophonist and composer
1966
Nigel Martyn, English footballer and coach
1966
Juan María Solare, Argentinian pianist and composer
1965
Marc Bergevin, Canadian ice hockey player and manager
1965
Embeth Davidtz, American actress
1965
Viola Davis, American actress
1964
Jim Lee, South Korean-American author and illustrator
1964
Grant Waite, New Zealand golfer
1963
Hiromi Makihara, Japanese baseball player
1962
Brian Azzarello, American author
1962
Charles Cecil, English video game designer and co-founded Revolution Software
1962
John Micklethwait, English journalist and author
1962
Rob Minkoff, American director and producer
1961
David Brooks, American journalist and author
1961
Craig Ehlo, American basketball player and coach
1959
Gustavo Cerati, Argentinian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 2014)
1959
Yoshiaki Murakami, Japanese businessman
1959
Taraki Sivaram, Sri Lankan journalist and author (d. 2005)
1959
Richard Scudamore, English businessman
1959
László Szlávics, Jr., Hungarian sculptor
1958
Steven Pokere, New Zealand rugby player
1958
Jah Wobble, English singer-songwriter and bass player
1957
Ian Stuart Donaldson, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1993)
1956
Pierre-Louis Lions, French mathematician and academic
1955
Marc Bureau, Canadian politician, 16th Mayor of Gatineau
1955
Sylvia Hermon, Northern Irish academic and politician
1955
Alamgir (pop singer), pop singer of Pakistan
1954
Bryan Bassett, American guitarist
1954
Vance Heafner, American golfer and coach (d. 2012)
1954
Joe Jackson, English singer-songwriter and musician
1954
Tarmo Rüütli, Estonian footballer, coach, and manager
1954
Yashpal Sharma, Indian cricketer and umpire
1953
Hulk Hogan, American wrestler
1953
Wijda Mazereeuw, Dutch swimmer
1952
Reid Blackburn, American photographer (d. 1980)
1952
Bob Mothersbaugh, American singer, guitarist, and producer
1950
Erik Brann, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2003)
1950
Gennadiy Nikonov, Russian engineer, designed the AN-94 rifle (d. 2003)
1950
Steve Wozniak, American computer scientist and programmer, co-founded Apple Inc.
1949
Eric Carmen, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1949
Tim Hutchinson, American lawyer and politician
1949
Ian Charleson, Scottish-English actor and singer (d. 1990)
1948
Don Boyd, Scottish director, producer, and screenwriter
1947
Theo de Jong, Dutch footballer, coach, and manager
1947
Georgios Karatzaferis, Greek journalist and politician
1946
John Conlee, American singer-songwriter
1946
Marilyn vos Savant, American journalist and author
1944
Martin Linton, Swedish-English journalist and politician
1944
Frederick W. Smith, American businessman, founded FedEx
1944
Ian McDiarmid, Scottish actor
1943
Jim Kale, Canadian bass player
1943
Pervez Musharraf, Pakistani general and politician, 10th President of Pakistan
1943
Denis Payton, English saxophonist (Dave Clark Five) (d. 2006)
1942
Mike Hugg, English drummer and keyboard player
1941
John Ellison, American-Canadian musician and songwriter
1940
Glenys Page, New Zealand cricketer (d. 2012)
1939
Ronnie Dawson, American singer and guitarist (d. 2003)
1937
Anna Massey, English actress (d. 2011)
1937
Patrick Joseph McGovern, American businessman, founded International Data Group (d. 2014)
1937
Hasri Ainun Habibie, Indonesian physician; 3rd First Lady of Indonesia (d. 2010)
1936
Andre Dubus, American short story writer, essayist, and memoirist (d. 1999)
1936
Bill Monbouquette, American baseball player and coach (d. 2015)
1936
Jonathan Spence, English-American historian and academic
1934
Bob Hepple, South African lawyer and academic (d. 2015)
1933
Jerry Falwell, American minister and television host (d. 2007)
1933
Jerzy Grotowski, Polish director and producer (d. 1999)
1933
Tamás Vásáry, Hungarian pianist and conductor
1932
Fernando Arrabal, Spanish actor, director, and playwright
1932
Izzy Asper, Canadian lawyer, businessman, and politician, founded Canwest (d. 2003)
1932
Geoffrey Cass, English businessman
1932
Peter Eisenman, American architect, designed the City of Culture of Galicia
1932
John Gorrie, English director and screenwriter
1927
Raymond Leppard, English harpsichord player and conductor
1927
Stuart Rosenberg, American director and producer (d. 2007)
1926
Aaron Klug, Lithuanian-English chemist and biophysicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2018)
1925
Floyd Curry, Canadian ice hockey player and manager (d. 2006)
1925
Arlene Dahl, American actress, businesswoman and writer
1923
Stan Chambers, American journalist and actor (d. 2015)
1922
John "Mule" Miles, American baseball player (d. 2013)
1921
Alex Haley, American historian and author (d. 1992)
1920
Mike Douglas, American singer and talk show host (d. 2006)
1920
Chuck Rayner, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2002)
1919
Luis Olmo, Puerto Rican-American baseball player and manager (d. 2017)
1916
Johnny Claes, English-Belgian race car driver and trumpet player (d. 1956)
1915
Morris Weiss, American author and illustrator (d. 2014)
1913
Paul Dupuis, Canadian actor (d. 1976)
1913
Bob Scheffing, American baseball player and manager (d. 1985)
1913
Angus Wilson, English author and academic (d. 1991)
1912
Eva Ahnert-Rohlfs, German astronomer and academic (d. 1954)
1912
Raphael Blau, American screenwriter and producer (d. 1996)
1911
Thanom Kittikachorn, Thai field marshal and politician, 10th Prime Minister of Thailand (d. 2004)
1909
Yūji Koseki, Japanese composer (d. 1989)
1909
Uku Masing, Estonian philosopher and theologian (d. 1985)
1908
Don Freeman, American author and illustrator (d. 1978)
1908
Torgny T:son Segerstedt, Swedish sociologist and philosopher (d. 1999)
1907
Ted a'Beckett, Australian cricketer and lawyer (d. 1989)
1905
Erwin Chargaff, Austrian-American biochemist and academic (d. 2002)
1905
Ernst Jaakson, Estonian diplomat (d. 1998)
1902
Alfredo Binda, Italian cyclist (d. 1986)
1902
Lloyd Nolan, American actor (d. 1985)
1900
Philip Phillips, American archaeologist and scholar (d. 1994)
1898
Peter Mohr Dam, Faroese educator and politician, 3rd Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands (d. 1968)
1897
Enid Blyton, English author, poet, and educator (d. 1968)
1897
Louise Bogan, American poet and critic (d. 1970)
1892
Hugh MacDiarmid, Scottish poet and linguist (d. 1978)
1892
Eiji Yoshikawa, Japanese author (d. 1962)
1891
Stancho Belkovski, Bulgarian architect and educator (d. 1962)
1891
Edgar Zilsel, Austrian historian and philosopher of science, linked to the Vienna Circle (d. 1944)
1885
Stephen Butterworth, English physicist and engineer (d. 1958)
1884
Hermann Wlach, Austrian-Swiss actor (d. 1962)
1881
Aleksander Aberg, Estonian wrestler (d. 1920)
1878
Oliver W. F. Lodge, English poet and author (d. 1955)
1877
Adolph M. Christianson, American lawyer and judge (d. 1954)
1874
Princess Louise Charlotte of Saxe-Altenburg (d. 1953)
1870
Tom Richardson, English cricketer (d. 1912)
1860
Ottó Bláthy, Hungarian engineer and chess player (d. 1939)
1858
Christiaan Eijkman, Dutch physician and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1930)
1855
John Hodges, Australian cricketer (d. 1933)
1837
Marie François Sadi Carnot, French engineer and politician, 4th President of the French Republic (d. 1894)
1836
Warren Brown, American historian and politician (d. 1919)
1833
Robert G. Ingersoll, American soldier, lawyer, and politician (d. 1899)
1833
Kido Takayoshi, Japanese samurai and politician (d. 1877)
1816
Frederick Innes, Scottish-Australian politician, 9th Premier of Tasmania (d. 1882)
1808
William W. Chapman, American lawyer and politician (d. 1892)
1807
David Rice Atchison, American general, lawyer, and politician (d. 1886)
1794
James B. Longacre, American engraver (d. 1869)
1778
Friedrich Ludwig Jahn, Prussian gymnast, educator, and politician (d. 1852)
1748
Joseph Schuster, German composer (d. 1812)
1722
Richard Brocklesby, English physician (d. 1797)
1718
Frederick Haldimand, Swiss-English general and politician, 22nd Governor of Quebec (d. 1791)
1673
Richard Mead, English physician and astrologer (d. 1754)
1510
Margaret Paleologa, Sovereign Marchioness of Montferrat (d. 1566)
1472
Nikolaus von Schönberg, Catholic cardinal (d. 1537)
1384
Yolande of Aragon (d. 1442)
1086
Henry V, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1125)

Deaths On This Day

2018
V S Naipaul, British writer (b. 1932)
2017
Yisrael Kristal, Polish-Israeli supercentenarian; oldest living Holocaust survivor and one of the ten oldest men ever (b. 1903)
2017
Segun Bucknor, Nigerian musician and journalist (b. 1946)
2015
Serge Collot, French viola player and educator (b. 1923)
2015
Harald Nielsen, Danish footballer and manager (b. 1941)
2015
Richard Oriani, Salvadoran-American metallurgist and engineer (b. 1920)
2014
Vladimir Beara, Croatian footballer and manager (b. 1928)
2014
Raymond Gravel, Canadian priest and politician (b. 1952)
2014
Kika Szaszkiewiczowa, Polish author and blogger (b. 1917)
2014
Robin Williams, American actor and comedian (b. 1951)
2013
Raymond Delisle, French cyclist (b. 1943)
2013
Zafar Futehally, Indian ornithologist and author (b. 1919)
2013
David Howard, English ballet dancer and educator (b. 1937)
2012
Red Bastien, American wrestler, trainer, and promoter (b. 1931)
2012
Michael Dokes, American boxer (b. 1958)
2012
Lucy Gallardo, Argentinian-Mexican actress and screenwriter (b. 1929)
2009
Eunice Kennedy Shriver, American activist, founded the Special Olympics (b. 1921)
2008
George Furth, American actor and playwright (b. 1932)
2008
Dursun Karataş, founding leader of the Revolutionary People's Liberation Party-Front (DHKP-C) in Turkey (b. 1952)
2006
Mike Douglas, American singer and talk show host (b. 1920)
2003
Armand Borel, Swiss-American mathematician and academic (b. 1923)
2003
Herb Brooks, American ice hockey player and coach (b. 1937)
2002
Galen Rowell, American photographer and mountaineer (b. 1940)
2001
Percy Stallard, English cyclist and coach (b. 1909)
2000
Jean Papineau-Couture, Canadian composer and academic (b. 1916)
1996
Rafael Kubelík, Czech conductor and composer (b. 1914)
1996
Ambrosio Padilla, Filipino basketball player and politician (b. 1910)
1995
Phil Harris, American singer-songwriter and actor (b. 1904)
1994
Peter Cushing, English actor (b. 1913)
1991
J. D. McDuffie, American race car driver (b. 1938)
1989
John Meillon, Australian actor (b. 1934)
1988
Anne Ramsey, American actress (b. 1929)
1986
János Drapál, Hungarian motorcycle racer (b. 1948)
1984
Alfred A. Knopf Sr., American publisher, founded Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. (b. 1892)
1984
Paul Felix Schmidt, Estonian-American chemist and chess player (b. 1916)
1982
Tom Drake, American actor and singer (b. 1918)
1980
Paul Robert, French lexicographer and publisher (b. 1910)
1979
J. G. Farrell, English author (b. 1935)
1977
Frederic Calland Williams, British co-inventor of the Williams-Kilborn tube, used for memory in early computer systems (b. 1911)
1974
Vicente Emilio Sojo, Venezuelan conductor and composer (b. 1887)
1972
Max Theiler, South African-American virologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1899)
1969
Miriam Licette, English soprano and educator (b. 1885)
1965
Bill Woodfull, Australian cricketer and educator (b. 1897)
1963
Otto Wahle, Austrian-American swimmer and coach (b. 1879)
1961
Antanas Škėma, Lithuanian-American author, playwright, actor, and director (b. 1910)
1956
Jackson Pollock, American painter (b. 1912)
1953
Tazio Nuvolari, Italian race car driver and motorcycle racer (b. 1892)
1945
Stefan Jaracz, Polish actor and theater producer (b. 1883)
1939
Jean Bugatti, German-Italian engineer (b. 1909)
1939
Siegfried Flesch, Austrian fencer (b. 1872)
1937
Edith Wharton, American novelist and short story writer (b. 1862)
1936
Blas Infante, Spanish historian and politician (b. 1885)
1921
Mary Sumner, English philanthropist, founded the Mothers' Union (b. 1828)
1919
Andrew Carnegie, Scottish-American businessman and philanthropist, founded the Carnegie Steel Company and Carnegie Hall (b. 1835)
1908
Khudiram Bose, Indian Bengali revolutionary (b. 1889)
1903
Eugenio María de Hostos, Puerto Rican-American sociologist, philosopher, and lawyer (b. 1839)
1892
Enrico Betti, Italian mathematician and academic (b. 1813)
1890
John Henry Newman, English cardinal and theologian (b. 1801)
1886
Lydia Koidula, Estonian poet and playwright (b. 1843)
1868
Halfdan Kjerulf, Norwegian pianist and composer (b. 1815)
1854
Macedonio Melloni, Italian physicist and academic (b. 1798)
1851
Lorenz Oken, German botanist, biologist, and ornithologist (b. 1779)
1813
Henry James Pye, English poet and politician (b. 1745)
1774
Charles-François Tiphaigne de la Roche, French physician and author (b. 1722)
1725
Prince Vittorio Amedeo Theodore of Savoy (b. 1723)
1656
Ottavio Piccolomini, Austrian-Italian field marshal (b. 1599)
1614
Lavinia Fontana, Italian painter (b. 1552)
1596
Hamnet Shakespeare, son of William Shakespeare (b. 1585)
1578
Pedro Nunes, Portuguese mathematician and academic (b. 1502)
1563
Bartolomé de Escobedo, Spanish composer and educator (b. 1500)
1556
John Bell, English bishop
1519
Johann Tetzel, German preacher (b. 1465)
1494
Hans Memling, German-Belgian painter (b. 1430)
1486
William Waynflete, English Lord Chancellor and bishop of Winchester (b. c. 1398)
1465
Kettil Karlsson, regent of Sweden and Bishop of Linköping (b. 1433)
1464
Nicholas of Cusa, German cardinal and mystic (b. 1401)
1456
John Hunyadi, Hungarian general and politician (b. 1387)
1332
Domhnall II, Earl of Mar
1332
Robert II Keith, Marischal of Scotland
1332
Thomas Randolph, 2nd Earl of Moray
1332
Murdoch III, Earl of Menteith
1332
Robert Bruce, Lord of Liddesdale
1268
Agnes of Faucigny, Dame ruler of Faucigny, Countess consort of Savoy
1259
Möngke Khan, Mongolian emperor (b. 1208)
1253
Clare of Assisi, Italian follower of Francis of Assisi (b. 1194)
1204
Guttorm of Norway (b. 1199)
1044
Sokkate, king of the Pagan dynasty of Burma (b. 1001)
991
Byrhtnoth, English soldier (b. 956)
979
Gero, Count of Alsleben
919
Dhuka al-Rumi, Abbasid governor of Egypt
449
Archbishop Flavian of Constantinople
353
Magnentius, Roman usurper (b. 303)
223
Jia Xu, Chinese politician (b. 147)
480 BC
Leonidas I, Agiad King of Sparta

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