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On This Day in History:  August 12

August 12 is the 224th day of the year (225th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 141 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2018
Powerball winning ticket sold in Saturday's $245.6 million drawing. A single ticket sold in New York state won Saturday's Powerball jackpot worth $245.6 million, lottery officials announced early Sunday.
2017
$393 million Mega Millions jackpot won on ticket sold in Illinois. One winning ticket sold in Illinois beat the odds and matched all the numbers drawn in Friday's Mega Millions drawing to win a massive $393 million jackpot.
2015
Illinois woman wins $15 million on instant lottery ticket. A Hanover Park, Illinois, woman recently won $15 million playing a World Class Millions Illinois Lottery ticket, according to an Illinois Lottery news release.
2014
Irish Lottery winner giving away $44 million fortune. A Northern Ireland woman who won €34 million (US$45.4 million) in the EuroMillions lottery is giving away a whopping €33 million (US$44.1 million).
2014
Iowa Lottery chief addresses online ticket sales. Terry Rich, president and chief executive officer of the Iowa Lottery, on Monday said the Iowa Lottery is educating itself for a coming time when Iowa Lottery players likely will be able to purchase tickets for lotto games like Powerball and Mega Millions via phone, tablet or computer.
2014
Texas Lottery to launch new game after AG gives OK. The Texas Lottery Commission is moving forward with next year's launch of an unusual new game after getting a favorable ruling on its legality from Attorney General Greg Abbott.
2014
'All or Nothing' coming to North Carolina Lottery. The North Carolina Education Lottery is starting next month its first numbers game in more than four years.
2013
Lottery winner stays grounded after $220 million jackpot. In 2005, Brad Duke of Star, Idaho, hit a huge Powerball jackpot of $220 million, and in the ensuing years managed to stay grounded despite his sudden tremendous wealth.
2013
Doorman who won $5 million lottery pot is battling lung cancer. New York City's most famous doorman for winning a $5 million lottery jackpot has been battling lung cancer for the past six months, and is taking another gamble by forgoing surgery.
2012
$305 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot in rare territory. For only the 15th time in the history of United States lotteries, a lottery jackpot run-up has crossed into $300 million+ territory.
2011
$228.9M Powerball lottery ticket sold in Minnesota. The prize has yet to be claimed for a winning Powerball ticket worth $228.9 million bought in Dakota County in Minnesota.
2009
Unemployed man wins £4.5M Ireland lottery jackpot. Northern Ireland's new Lottery millionaire Seamus Duffy, unemployed and father-of-six, revealed that he was feeling lucky in the run up to hitting the £4.5 million (US$7.4 million) jackpot.
2008
Powerball multi-state lottery game to change rules. Powerball, arguably the world's best known jackpot lottery game, will be making changes to the game with the addition of Florida in January.
2007
Atlantic Lottery adds new ticket security measures. The Atlantic Lottery Corp. is introducing more measures aimed at tightening the security of lottery ticket validation, the corporation said this week.
2007
Local Iowa police report surge in lottery scam letters. At least three Marshalltown, Iowa, residents have been targeted by a bogus check scam in the last two weeks, according to Marshalltown Police Chief Lon Walker.
2007
S.C. man wins major Powerball prize for second time. South Carolina's first Powerball million-dollar winner scored a another major prize Tuesday when he learned his quick pick ticket matched the first five numbers.
2007
Acting director named for New York Lottery. A former deputy director of the New York Lottery has been named acting director of the organization.
2005
New Mexico Lottery still looking for $93 million Powerball winner. No one came forward to claim a $93.4 million Powerball lottery jackpot sold in the Albuquerque area by the time Lottery claims offices closed for the weekend late Friday afternoon.
2005
$45 million N.Y. Lotto winner living life to the fullest. Six years ago New Yorker John Falcon won $45 million, and he went from living in a modest tenement apartment to living in the Trump Tower.
2005
D.C. Lottery to change lottery lineup. According to the D.C. Lottery Board, changes are coming to two of its games, in addition to the August Powerball changes.
2005
Buyer of 10 millionth N.D. lottery ticket to win $10,000. The North Dakota Lottery says whoever buys the ten millionth ticket sold will win the ten-grand.
2005
Oklahoma Lottery chooses Scientific Games. The Oklahoma Lottery Commission selected Scientific Games Corp. Tuesday to provide lottery terminals and scratch-off tickets.
2005
N.C. lottery's fate could come down to one key vote. The proposal for a North Carolina lottery -- which seemed headed for passage a month ago -- is in jeopardy.
2005
N.C. lottery vote today or Saturday. Backers of a North Carolina lottery spent Thursday trying to get a few senators to change their "no" votes to "yes."
2004
Powerball Lottery Jackpot Approaches $100 Million Mark. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Wednesday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $97 million, with a cash option of $52.5 million.
2004
Store clerk tells how she found winning ticket. Battling the sniffs and coughs of a summer cold, Julie Prive, 27-year-old mother of two, stood before a jury in Barnstable County, Massachusetts Superior Court yesterday and recalled the evening in May 2002 when she had believed her life had changed forever.
2003
Savannah family wins $50 million Mega Millions prize. A Savannah, Georgia family turned in a winning ticket on Monday for a Mega Millions jackpot worth $50 million.
2003
As lottery trial ends, foes see liars everywhere. A court battle over a $25 million New Jersey Mega Millions lottery jackpot concluded yesterday with stinging accusations of betrayal and dishonesty.
2003
Judge to decide ownership of $25 million lottery ticket. A Superior Court judge is scheduled to rule Wednesday on who owns a disputed New Jersey Mega Millions lottery ticket worth $25 million.
2003
Big games enter lottery's big picture. A giant jackpot lottery - such as Powerball or Mega Millions - is likely to become part of Tennessee's buffet of games, but the heads of lotteries in Tennessee and Georgia say a possible partnership won't affect which game Tennesseans play.
2003
Hitting the jackpot. A southeast Missouri couple plans to use their $4.3 million in lottery winnings to get out of debt. John Gibson bought three dollars worth of tickets earlier this month from the Country Mart grocery store in Jackson, where he lives with his wife, Beverly. He let the computer pick the winning combination, and took an unsual combination of half lump sum cash, and half annuity payments.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$371.1 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 12, 2017
2.$337 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 15, 2012
3.€209.16 Million
US$233.97 Million
Draw Date
Aug 13, 2019
4.$186 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 12, 2009
5.$181 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 15, 2007
6.$146 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 14, 2009
7.$138 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 14, 2019
8.€123.02 Million
US$137.34 Million
Draw Date
Aug 13, 2016
9.$128 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 12, 2014
10.$122 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 14, 2007
11.€90 Million
US$102.3 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Aug 14, 2018
12.$100 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 15, 2001
13.$97 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 14, 2004
14.€75 Million
US$83.9 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Aug 13, 2019
15.€75 Million
US$83.19 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Aug 16, 2019
16.$82 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 13, 2016
17.€57 Million
US$81.15 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Aug 14, 2009
18.€54 Million
US$79.43 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Aug 15, 2008
19.€59 Million
US$78.31 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Aug 13, 2013
20.$75 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 13, 2010
20.$75 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 14, 2018
22.$70 Million
California
SuperLotto Plus
Draw Date
Aug 14, 2019
23.€46 Million
US$65.48 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Aug 12, 2011
24.$65 Million
California
SuperLotto Plus
Draw Date
Aug 15, 2007
24.$65 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 13, 2019

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1989
Saturday, Aug 12, 1989
30 years old
1988
Friday, Aug 12, 1988
31 years old
1986
Tuesday, Aug 12, 1986
33 years old
1985
Monday, Aug 12, 1985
34 years old
1982
Thursday, Aug 12, 1982
37 years old
1980
Tuesday, Aug 12, 1980
39 years old
1980
Tuesday, Aug 12, 1980
39 years old
1979
Sunday, Aug 12, 1979
40 years old
1977
Friday, Aug 12, 1977
42 years old
1974
Monday, Aug 12, 1974
45 years old
1973
Sunday, Aug 12, 1973
46 years old
1971
Thursday, Aug 12, 1971
48 years old
1968
Monday, Aug 12, 1968
51 years old
1965
Thursday, Aug 12, 1965
54 years old
1965
Thursday, Aug 12, 1965
54 years old
1965
Thursday, Aug 12, 1965
54 years old
1963
Monday, Aug 12, 1963
56 years old
1961
Saturday, Aug 12, 1961
58 years old
(year not provided)
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(year not provided)

Worldwide Events On This Day

2018
39 civilians, including a dozen children, are killed in an explosion at a weapons depot in a rebel-held town in northwest Syria.
2015
At least two massive explosions kill 173 people and injure nearly 800 more in Tianjin, China.
2000
The Russian Navy submarine Kurskexplodes and sinks in the Barents Sea during a military exercise, killing her entire 118-man crew.
1994
Major League Baseball players go on strike, forcing the cancellation of the 1994 World Series.
1992
Canada, Mexico and the United States announce completion of negotiations for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
1990
Sue, the largest and most complete Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton found to date, is discovered by Sue Hendrickson in South Dakota.
1985
Japan Airlines Flight 123 crashes into Osutaka ridge in Gunma Prefecture, Japan, killing 520, to become the worst single-plane air disaster.
1981
The IBM Personal Computer is released.
1978
The Treaty of Peace and Friendship between Japan and the People's Republic of China is concluded.
1977
The first free flight of the Space Shuttle Enterprise.
1977
The Sri Lanka Riots:, targeting the minority Sri LankanTamils, begin, less than a month after the United National Party came to power. Over 300 Tamils are killed.
1976
Between 1,000 and 3,500 Palestinians are killed in the Tel al-Zaatar massacre, one of the bloodiest events of the Lebanese Civil War
1969
Violence erupts after the Apprentice Boys of Derry march in Derry, Northern Ireland, resulting in a three-day communal riot known as the Battle of the Bogside.
1964
South Africa is banned from the Olympic Games due to the country's racist policies.
1960
Echo 1A, NASA's first successful communications satellite, is launched.
1953
The first testing of a real thermonuclear weapon (not test devices): The Soviet atomic bomb project continues with the detonation of "RDS-6s" (Joe 4), the first Soviet thermonuclear bomb.
1953
The 7.2 MsIonian earthquake shakes the southern Ionian Islands with a maximum Mercalli intensity of X (Extreme). Between 445 and 800 people are killed.
1952
The Night of the Murdered Poets: Thirteen prominent Jewish intellectuals are murdered in Moscow, Russia, Soviet Union.
1950
Korean War: Bloody Gulch massacre: 75 American POWs are massacred by North Korean Army.
1948
Babrra massacre: About 600 unarmed members of the Khudai Khidmatgar movement are shot dead on the orders of the Chief Minister of the North-West Frontier Province, Abdul Qayyum Khan Kashmiri, on Babrra ground in the Hashtnagar region of Charsadda District, North-West Frontier Province (now Khyber Pakhtunkhwa), Pakistan.
1944
Waffen-SS troops massacre 560 people in Sant'Anna di Stazzema.
1944
Nazi German troops end the week-long Wola massacre, during which time at least 40,000 people are killed indiscriminately or in mass executions.
1944
Alençon is liberated by General Philippe Leclerc de Hauteclocque, the first city in France to be liberated from the Nazis by French forces.
1914
World War I: The United Kingdom declares war on Austria-Hungary; the countries of the British Empire follow suit.
1914
World War I: The Battle of Halen a.k.a. Battle of the Silver Helmets a clash between large Belgian and German cavalry formations at Halen, Belgium.
1898
The Hawaiian flag is lowered from ʻIolani Palace in an elaborate annexation ceremony and replaced with the flag of the United States to signify the transfer of sovereignty from the Republic of Hawaii to the United States.
1883
The last quagga dies at the Natura Artis Magistra, a zoo in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
1865
Joseph Lister, British surgeon and scientist, performs 1st antiseptic surgery.
1851
Isaac Singer is granted a patent for his sewing machine.
1831
French intervention forces William I of the Netherlands to abandon his attempt to suppress the Belgian Revolution.
1806
Santiago de Liniers, 1st Count of Buenos Aires re-takes the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina after the first British invasion.
1793
The Rhône and Loiredépartments are created when the former département of Rhône-et-Loire is split into two.
1765
Treaty of Allahabad is signed. The Treaty marks the political and constitutional involvement and the beginning of Company rule in India.
1687
Battle of Mohács: Charles of Lorraine defeats the Ottoman Empire.
1676
Praying IndianJohn Alderman shoots and kills Metacomet, the Wampanoag war chief, ending King Philip's War.
1624
The president of Louis XIII of France's royal council is arrested, leaving Cardinal Richelieu in the role of the King's principal minister.
1499
First engagement of the Battle of Zonchio between Venetian and Ottoman fleets.
1492
Christopher Columbus arrives in the Canary Islands on his first voyage to the New World.
1323
Signature of the Treaty of Nöteborg between Sweden and Novgorod Republic, which regulates the border between the two countries for the first time.
1164
Battle of Harim: Nur ad-Din Zangi defeats the Crusader armies of the County of Tripoli and the Principality of Antioch.
1121
Battle of Didgori: The Georgian army under King David IV wins a decisive victory over the famous Seljuk commander Ilghazi.
1099
First Crusade: Battle of Ascalon Crusaders under the command of Godfrey of Bouillon defeat Fatimid forces led by Al-Afdal Shahanshah. This is considered the last engagement of the First Crusade.

Births On This Day

1999
Matthijs de Ligt, Dutch footballer
1998
Stefanos Tsitsipas, Greece tennis player
1996
Julio Urías, Mexican baseball player
1993
Ewa Farna, Czech singer-songwriter
1993
Luna, South Korean singer, actress and presenter
1992
Cara Delevingne, English model and actress
1992
Isabella Escobar, Guatemalan tennis player
1992
Jacob Loko, Australian rugby player
1992
Teo Gheorghiu, Swiss pianist and actor
1991
Jesinta Campbell, Australian model
1991
Sam Hoare, Australian rugby league player
1990
Mario Balotelli, Italian footballer
1990
Marvin Zeegelaar, Dutch footballer
1990
Martin Zurawsky, German footballer
1989
Tom Cleverley, English footballer
1989
Hong Jeong-ho, South Korean footballer
1989
Sunye, South Korean singer
1988
Tyson Fury, English boxer
1988
Matt Gillett, Australian rugby league player
1987
Vanessa Watts, West Indian cricketer
1986
Andrei Agius, Maltese footballer
1986
Kyle Arrington, American football player
1985
Danny Graham, English footballer
1985
Franck Moutsinga, German rugby player
1984
Bryan Pata, American football player (d. 2006)
1983
Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, Dutch footballer
1983
Kléber Giacomance de Souza Freitas, Brazilian footballer
1983
Manoa Vosawai, Italian rugby player
1982
Boban Grnčarov, Macedonian footballer
1982
Alexandros Tzorvas, Greek footballer
1981
Tony Capaldi, Norwegian-Northern Irish footballer
1981
Djibril Cissé, French footballer
1980
Javier Chevantón, Uruguayan footballer
1980
Maggie Lawson, American actress
1980
Dominique Swain, American actress
1980
Matt Thiessen, Canadian-American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1979
D. J. Houlton, American baseball player
1979
Ian Hutchinson, English motorcycle racer
1979
Cindy Klassen, Canadian speed skater
1979
Austra Skujytė, Lithuanian pentathlete
1978
Chris Chambers, American football player
1978
Hayley Wickenheiser, Canadian ice hockey player
1977
Plaxico Burress, American football player
1977
Jesper Grønkjær, Danish footballer
1977
Park Yong-ha, South Korean actor (d. 2010)
1976
Pedro Collins, Barbadian cricketer
1976
Mikko Lindström, Finnish guitarist
1976
Henry Tuilagi, Samoan rugby player
1976
Antoine Walker, American basketball player
1975
Casey Affleck, American actor
1974
Matt Clement, American baseball player and coach
1974
Karl Stefanovic, Australian television host
1973
Jonathan Coachman, American basketball player, wrestler, and sportscaster
1973
Mark Iuliano, Italian footballer and manager
1973
Todd Marchant, American ice hockey player and coach
1972
Demir Demirkan, Turkish singer-songwriter and producer
1972
Mark Kinsella, Irish footballer and manager
1972
Takanohana Kōji, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 65th Yokozuna
1972
Gyanendra Pandey, Indian cricketer
1971
Michael Ian Black, American comedian, actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1971
Rebecca Gayheart, American actress
1971
Pete Sampras, American tennis player
1970
Aleksandar Đurić, Bosnian footballer
1970
Charles Mesure, English-Australian actor and screenwriter
1970
Toby Perkins, English businessman and politician
1970
Jim Schlossnagle, American baseball player and coach
1970
Anthony Swofford, American soldier and author
1969
Aga Muhlach, Filipino actor and politician
1969
Stuart Williams, Nevisian cricketer
1968
Thorsten Boer, German footballer and manager
1968
Ülar Mark, Estonian architect
1967
Andy Hui, Hong Kong singer-songwriter and actor
1967
Andrey Plotnikov, Russian race walker
1967
Regilio Tuur, Dutch boxer
1966
Tobias Ellwood, American-English captain and politician
1965
Peter Krause, American actor
1964
Txiki Begiristain, Spanish footballer
1964
Michael Hagan, Australian rugby league player and coach
1963
Kōji Kitao, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 60th Yokozuna
1963
Campbell Newman, Australian politician, 38th Premier of Queensland
1963
Sir Mix-a-Lot, American rapper, producer, and actor
1961
Roy Hay, English guitarist, keyboard player, and composer
1961
Mark Priest, New Zealand cricketer
1960
Laurent Fignon, French cyclist and sportscaster (d. 2010)
1960
Greg Thomas, Welsh-English cricketer
1959
Kerry Boustead, Australian rugby league player
1959
Amanda Redman, English actress
1958
Jürgen Dehmel, German bass player and songwriter
1957
Friedhelm Schütte, German footballer
1956
Lee Freedman, Australian horse trainer
1956
Bruce Greenwood, Canadian actor and producer
1956
Sidath Wettimuny, Sri Lankan cricketer
1954
Rob Borbidge, Australian politician, 35th Premier of Queensland
1954
Leung Chun-ying, Hong Kong businessman and politician, 3rd Chief Executive of Hong Kong
1954
Ibolya Dávid, Hungarian lawyer and politician, Minister of Justice of Hungary
1954
François Hollande, French lawyer and politician, 24th President of France
1954
Sam J. Jones, American actor
1954
Pat Metheny, American jazz guitarist and composer
1952
Daniel Biles, American associate justice of the Kansas Supreme Court
1951
Klaus Toppmöller, German football manager and former player
1950
Jim Beaver, American actor, director, and screenwriter
1950
August "Kid Creole" Darnell, American musician, bandleader, singer-songwriter, and record producer
1950
Jamie Dunn, Australian comedian and voice artist
1949
Panagiotis Chinofotis, Greek admiral and politician
1949
Mark Knopfler, Scottish-English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1949
Lou Martin, Northern Irish pianist, songwriter, and producer (d. 2012)
1949
Alex Naumik, Lithuanian-Norwegian singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2013)
1949
Rick Ridgeway, American mountaineer and photographer
1948
Siddaramaiah, Indian lawyer and politician, 22nd Chief Minister of Karnataka
1948
Graham J. Zellick, English academic and jurist
1947
John Nathan-Turner, English author and television director, producer, and writer (d. 2002)
1946
Terry Nutkins, English television host and author (d. 2012)
1945
Dorothy E. Denning, American computer scientist and academic
1945
Ron Mael, American keyboard player and songwriter
1942
Hans-Wilhelm Müller-Wohlfahrt, German physician and author
1941
L. M. Kit Carson, American actor, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2014)
1941
Réjean Ducharme, Canadian author and playwright (d. 2017)
1941
Dana Ivey, American actress
1940
Eddie Barlow, South African cricketer and coach (d. 2005)
1939
George Hamilton, American actor
1939
Pam Kilborn, Australian track and field athlete
1939
David King, South African chemist and academic
1939
Sushil Koirala, Nepalese politician, 37th Prime Minister of Nepal (d. 2016)
1939
Roy Romanow, Canadian lawyer and politician, 12th Premier of Saskatchewan
1938
Jean-Paul L'Allier, Canadian journalist and politician, 38th Mayor of Quebec City (d. 2016)
1937
Walter Dean Myers, American author and poet (d. 2014)
1936
Kjell Grede, Swedish director and screenwriter (d. 2017)
1935
John Cazale, American actor (d. 1978)
1934
Robin Nicholson, English metallurgist and academic
1933
Parnelli Jones, American race car driver and businessman
1933
Frederic Lindsay, Scottish author and educator (d. 2013)
1932
Dallin H. Oaks, American lawyer, jurist, and religious leader
1932
Charlie O'Donnell, American radio and television announcer (d. 2010)
1932
Sirikit, Queen mother of Thailand
1931
William Goldman, American author, playwright, and screenwriter (d. 2018)
1930
George Soros, Hungarian-American businessman and investor, founded the Soros Fund Management
1930
Kanagaratnam Sriskandan, Sri Lankan engineer and civil servant (d. 2010)
1930
Jacques Tits, Belgian-French mathematician and academic
1929
Buck Owens, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2006)
1928
Charles Blackman, Australian painter and illustrator (d. 2018)
1928
Bob Buhl, American baseball player (d. 2001)
1928
Dan Curtis, American director and producer (d. 2006)
1927
Porter Wagoner, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2007)
1926
Douglas Croft, American child actor (d. 1963)
1926
John Derek, American actor, director, and cinematographer (d. 1998)
1926
Joe Jones, American R&B singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2005)
1925
Dale Bumpers, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 38th Governor of Arkansas (d. 2016)
1925
Guillermo Cano Isaza, Colombian journalist (d. 1986)
1925
Donald Justice, American poet and writing teacher (d. 2004)
1925
Norris McWhirter, Scottish publisher and activist co-founded the Guinness World Records (d. 2004)
1925
Ross McWhirter, Scottish publisher and activist, co-founded the Guinness World Records (d. 1975)
1925
George Wetherill, American physicist and academic (d. 2006)
1924
Derek Shackleton, English cricketer, coach, and umpire (d. 2007)
1924
Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq, Pakistani general and politician, 6th President of Pakistan (d. 1988)
1923
John Holt, Jamaican cricketer (d. 1997)
1922
Fulton Mackay, Scottish actor and playwright (d. 1987)
1922
Miloš Jakeš, Czech communist politician
1920
Charles Gibson, American ethnohistorian (d. 1985)
1920
Percy Mayfield, American R&B singer-songwriter (d. 1984)
1919
Margaret Burbidge, English-American astrophysicist and academic
1919
Vikram Sarabhai, Indian physicist and academic (d. 1971)
1918
Sid Bernstein, American record producer (d. 2013)
1918
Guy Gibson, Anglo-Indian commander and pilot, Victoria Cross recipient (d. 1944)
1917
Oliver Crawford, American screenwriter and author (d. 2008)
1916
Ioan Dicezare, Romanian general and pilot (d. 2012)
1916
Edward Pinkowski, American writer, journalist and Polonia historian
1915
Michael Kidd, American dancer and choreographer (d. 2007)
1914
Gerd Buchdahl, German-English philosopher and author (d. 2001)
1914
Ruth Lowe, Canadian pianist and songwriter (d. 1981)
1913
Richard L. Bare, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2015)
1912
Samuel Fuller, American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1997)
1911
Cantinflas, Mexican actor, screenwriter, and producer (d. 1993)
1910
Yusof bin Ishak, Singaporean journalist and politician, 1st President of Singapore (d. 1970)
1910
Jane Wyatt, American actress (d. 2006)
1909
Bruce Matthews, Canadian general and businessman (d. 1991)
1907
Gladys Bentley, American blues singer (d. 1960)
1907
Joe Besser, American actor (d. 1988)
1907
Boy Charlton, Australian swimmer (d. 1975)
1907
Benjamin Sheares, Singaporean physician and politician, 2nd President of Singapore (d. 1981)
1906
Harry Hopman, Australian tennis player and coach (d. 1985)
1906
Tedd Pierce, American animator, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1972)
1904
Idel Jakobson, Latvian-Estonian NKVD officer (d. 1997)
1904
Tamás Lossonczy, Hungarian painter (d. 2009)
1904
Alexei Nikolaevich, Tsarevich of Russia (d. 1918)
1902
Mohammad Hatta, Indonesian politician, 1st Vice President of Indonesia (d. 1980)
1899
Ben Sealey, Trinidadian cricketer (d. 1963)
1897
Maurice Fernandes, Guyanese cricketer (d. 1981)
1892
Alfred Lunt, American actor and director (d. 1977)
1891
C. E. M. Joad, English philosopher and academic (d. 1953)
1891
John McDermott, American golfer (d. 1971)
1889
Zerna Sharp, American author and educator (d. 1981)
1887
Erwin Schrödinger, Austrian physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1961)
1885
Jean Cabannes, French physicist and academic (d. 1959)
1885
Keith Murdoch, Australian journalist (d. 1952)
1885
Juhan Simm, Estonian composer and conductor (d. 1959)
1883
Martha Hedman, Swedish-American actress and playwright (d. 1974)
1883
Marion Lorne, American actress (d. 1968)
1881
Cecil B. DeMille, American director and producer (d. 1959)
1880
Radclyffe Hall, English poet, author, and activist (d. 1943)
1880
Christy Mathewson, American baseball player and manager (d. 1925)
1877
Albert Bartha, Hungarian general and politician, Hungarian Minister of Defence (d. 1960)
1876
Mary Roberts Rinehart, American author and playwright (d. 1958)
1871
Gustavs Zemgals, Latvian politician, 2nd President of Latvia (d. 1939)
1870
Henry Reuterdahl, Swedish-American artist (d. 1925)
1867
Edith Hamilton, German-American author and educator (d. 1963)
1866
Jacinto Benavente, Spanish playwright, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1954)
1866
Henrik Sillem, Dutch target shooter, mountaineer, and jurist (d. 1907)
1860
Klara Hitler, Austrian mother of Adolf Hitler (d. 1907)
1859
Katharine Lee Bates, American poet and author (d. 1929)
1857
Ernestine von Kirchsberg, Austrian painter and educator (d. 1924)
1856
Diamond Jim Brady, American businessman and philanthropist (d. 1917)
1852
Michael J. McGivney, American priest, founded the Knights of Columbus (d. 1890)
1831
Helena Blavatsky, Russian theosophist and scholar (d. 1891)
1774
Robert Southey, English poet and author (d. 1843)
1773
Karl Faber, Prussian historian and academic (d. 1853)
1762
George IV of the United Kingdom (d. 1830)
1696
Maurice Greene, English organist and composer (d. 1755)
1686
John Balguy, English philosopher and author (d. 1748)
1665
Magnus Stenbock, a successful Swedish military commander who fought in the Great Northern War
1644
Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber, Bohemian-Austrian violinist and composer (d. 1704)
1629
Archduchess Isabella Clara of Austria, Austrian archduchess (d. 1685)
1626
Giovanni Legrenzi, Italian composer (d. 1690)
1604
Tokugawa Iemitsu, Japanese shōgun (d. 1651)
1599
Sir William Curtius FRS, German magistrate, English baronet (d. 1678)
1591
Louise de Marillac, co-founder of the Daughters of Charity (d. 1660)
1506
Franciscus Sonnius, Dutch counter-Reformation theologian (d. 1576)
1503
Christian III of Denmark (d. 1559)
1452
Abraham Zacuto, Jewish astronomer, astrologer, mathematician, rabbi and historian (d. 1515)

Deaths On This Day

2017
Bryan Murray, Canadian ice hockey coach (b. 1942)
2016
Juan Pedro de Miguel, Spanish handball player (b. 1958)
2015
Jaakko Hintikka, Finnish philosopher and academic (b. 1929)
2015
Stephen Lewis, English actor and screenwriter (b. 1926)
2015
Meshulim Feish Lowy, Hungarian-Canadian rabbi and author (b. 1921)
2015
John Scott, English organist and conductor (b. 1956)
2014
Lauren Bacall, American model, actress, and singer (b. 1924)
2014
Futatsuryū Jun'ichi, Japanese sumo wrestler (b. 1950)
2014
Kongō Masahiro, Japanese sumo wrestler (b. 1948)
2013
Tereza de Arriaga, Portuguese painter (b. 1915)
2013
Hans-Ekkehard Bob, German soldier and pilot (b. 1917)
2013
Pauline Maier, American historian and academic (b. 1938)
2013
David McLetchie, Scottish lawyer and politician (b. 1952)
2013
Vasiliy Mihaylovich Peskov, Russian ecologist and journalist (b. 1930)
2013
Prince Friso of Orange-Nassau (b. 1968)
2012
Jimmy Carr, American football player and coach (b. 1933)
2012
Jerry Grant, American race car driver (b. 1935)
2012
Joe Kubert, Polish-American illustrator, founded The Kubert School (b. 1926)
2012
Édgar Morales Pérez, Mexican engineer and politician
2012
Alf Morris, English politician and activist (b. 1928)
2011
Robert Robinson, English journalist and author (b. 1927)
2010
Isaac Bonewits, American Druid, author, and activist; founded Ár nDraíocht Féin (b. 1949)
2010
Guido de Marco, Maltese lawyer and politician, 6th President of Malta (b. 1931)
2010
Richie Hayward, American drummer and songwriter (b. 1946)
2010
André Kim, South Korean fashion designer (b. 1935)
2009
Les Paul, American guitarist and songwriter (b. 1915)
2008
Christie Allen, English-Australian singer (b. 1954)
2008
Helge Hagerup, Norwegian playwright, poet and novelist (b. 1933)
2007
Merv Griffin, American actor, singer, and producer, created Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune (b. 1925)
2007
Mike Wieringo, American author and illustrator (b. 1963)
2006
Victoria Gray Adams, American civil rights activist (b. 1926)
2005
John Loder, English sound engineer and producer, founded Southern Studios (b. 1946)
2004
Godfrey Hounsfield, English biophysicist and engineer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1919)
2002
Enos Slaughter, American baseball player and manager (b. 1916)
2000
Gennady Lyachin, Russian captain (b. 1955)
2000
Loretta Young, American actress (b. 1913)
1999
Jean Drapeau, Canadian lawyer and politician, 37th Mayor of Montreal (b. 1916)
1997
Jack Delano, American photographer and composer (b. 1914)
1996
Victor Ambartsumian, Georgian-Armenian astrophysicist and academic (b. 1908)
1996
Mark Gruenwald, American author and illustrator (b. 1953)
1992
John Cage, American composer and theorist (b. 1912)
1990
Dorothy Mackaill, English-American actress (b. 1903)
1989
William Shockley, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1910)
1988
Jean-Michel Basquiat, American painter (b. 1960)
1986
Evaline Ness, American author and illustrator (b. 1911)
1985
Kyu Sakamoto, Japanese singer-songwriter (b. 1941)
1985
Manfred Winkelhock, German race car driver (b. 1951)
1984
Ladi Kwali, Nigerian potter (b. 1925)
1983
Theodor Burchardi, German admiral (b. 1892)
1982
Henry Fonda, American actor (b. 1905)
1982
Salvador Sánchez, Mexican boxer (b. 1959)
1979
Ernst Boris Chain, German-Irish biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1906)
1978
John Williams, English motorcycle racer (b. 1946)
1973
Walter Rudolf Hess, Swiss physiologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1881)
1973
Karl Ziegler, German chemist and engineer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1898)
1967
Esther Forbes, American historian and author (b. 1891)
1966
Artur Alliksaar, Estonian poet and author (b. 1923)
1964
Ian Fleming, English spy, journalist, and author (b. 1908)
1959
Mike O'Neill, Irish-American baseball player and manager (b. 1877)
1955
Thomas Mann, German author and critic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1875)
1955
James B. Sumner, American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1887)
1952
David Bergelson, Ukrainian author and playwright (b. 1884)
1944
Joseph P. Kennedy Jr., American lieutenant and pilot (b. 1915)
1943
Vittorio Sella, Italian photographer and mountaineer (b. 1859)
1941
Freeman Freeman-Thomas, 1st Marquess of Willingdon, English soldier and politician, 56th Governor General of Canada (b. 1866)
1941
Bobby Peel, English cricketer and umpire (b. 1857)
1940
Nikolai Triik, Estonian painter, illustrator, and academic (b. 1884)
1935
Friedrich Schottky, German mathematician and academic (b. 1851)
1934
Hendrik Petrus Berlage, Dutch architect, designed the Beurs van Berlage (b. 1856)
1928
Leoš Janáček, Czech composer and educator (b. 1854)
1924
Sándor Bródy, Hungarian journalist and author (b. 1863)
1922
Arthur Griffith, Irish journalist and politician, 3rd President of Dáil Éireann (b. 1871)
1921
Pyotr Boborykin, Russian playwright and journalist (b. 1836)
1918
William Thompson, American archer (b. 1848)
1914
John Philip Holland, Irish engineer, designed HMS Holland 1 (b. 1840)
1904
William Renshaw, English tennis player (b. 1861)
1901
Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld, Finnish-Swedish botanist, geologist, mineralogist, and explorer (b. 1832)
1900
Wilhelm Steinitz, Austrian chess player and theoretician (b. 1836)
1896
Thomas Chamberlain, American colonel (b. 1841)
1891
James Russell Lowell, American poet and critic (b. 1819)
1865
William Jackson Hooker, English botanist and academic (b. 1785)
1864
Sakuma Shōzan, Japanese scholar and politician (b. 1811)
1861
Eliphalet Remington, American inventor and businessman, founded Remington Arms (b. 1793)
1851
John Elliot Drinkwater Bethune, British lawyer and activist (b. 1801)
1849
Albert Gallatin, Swiss-American ethnologist, linguist, and politician, 4th United States Secretary of the Treasury (b. 1761)
1848
George Stephenson, English engineer and academic (b. 1781)
1829
Charles Sapinaud de La Rairie, French general (b. 1760)
1827
William Blake, English poet and painter (b. 1757)
1822
Robert Stewart, Viscount Castlereagh, Irish-English politician, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs (b. 1769)
1810
Étienne Louis Geoffroy, French pharmacist and entomologist (b. 1725)
1809
Mikhail Kamensky, Russian field marshal (b. 1738)
1778
Peregrine Bertie, 3rd Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven, English general and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Lincolnshire (b. 1714)
1689
Pope Innocent XI (b. 1611)
1674
Philippe de Champaigne, Belgian-French painter and educator (b. 1602)
1638
Johannes Althusius, German jurist and philosopher (b. 1557)
1612
Giovanni Gabrieli, Italian organist and composer (b. 1557)
1602
Abu'l-Fazl ibn Mubarak, Mughal vizier and historian (b. 1551)
1588
Alfonso Ferrabosco the elder, Italian-English composer (b. 1543)
1577
Thomas Smith, English scholar and diplomat (b. 1513)
1546
Francisco de Vitoria, Spanish theologian (b. 1492)
1484
Sixtus IV, pope of the Catholic Church (b. 1414)
1424
Yongle, emperor of the Ming Empire (b. 1360)
1399
Demetrius I Starshy, Prince of Trubczewsk (in battle) (b. 1327)
1335
Prince Moriyoshi, Japanese shōgun (b. 1308)
1319
Rudolf I, duke of Bavaria (b. 1274)
1315
Guy de Beauchamp, 10th Earl of Warwick, English nobleman
1295
Charles Martel, king of Hungary (b. 1271)
1222
Vladislaus III, duke of Bohemia
961
Yuan Zong, emperor of Southern Tang (b. 916)
960
Li Gu, chancellor of Later Zhou (b. 903)
875
Louis II, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 825)
792
Jænberht, archbishop of Canterbury
30 BC
Cleopatra, Egyptian queen (b. 69 BC)

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