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On This Day in History:  August 14

August 14 is the 226th day of the year (227th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 139 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2020
$32.25 million Lotto Texas jackpot is currently the largest in the USA. The Texas Lottery is up on the world stage as the Lotto Texas jackpot rolled to $32.35 million after no jackpot-winning tickets were sold for the Wednesday, August 12 drawing, making it the biggest prize in the United States right now.
2018
First sports betting licenses issued by West Virginia Lottery. Legalization of sports betting in West Virginia has reached another milestone, with the issuing of the first sports betting licenses by the state Lottery Commission.
2018
Lottery sales in Japan down for second straight year. In Japan, sales of Takarakuji lottery tickets issued by prefectural governments and ordinance-designated major cities totaled ¥786.6 billion (US$7.1 billion) in fiscal 2017, down 6.9 percent from the year before.
2017
Tennessee Lottery celebrates eclipse with new scratch-off game. There's nothing like the moon passing in front of the sun for 15 minutes to get people running to the store for scratch-off lottery tickets.
2016
Alabama lawmakers weigh in on lottery. Several Montgomery-area lawmakers say they could support letting Alabamians decide whether the state has a lottery, and whether Powerball and Mega Millions tickets are sold locally.
2014
$90M Colorado Powerball winner claims prize. The winner of the largest lottery jackpot in Colorado history claimed his prize in Grand Junction on Wednesday afternoon.
2012
$320 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot increased before draw date. As a result of brisker than expected ticket sales, lottery officials announced today that the Powerball jackpot has been raised from $305 million to $320 million for Wednesday's drawing.
2011
Starved state budgets prompt new interest in online gambling. More states are looking into online gambling as the ticket to a balanced budget, but they face difficult roadblocks on a federal level.
2010
Man wins Fla. Lottery jackpot for 7th time. An Orlando man is having a streak of incredible lottery luck, claiming his seventh lottery grand prize.
2010
N.J. Lottery sets record for lottery ticket sales. The slumping economy seemingly hasn't stopped lottery players in New Jersey who want to cash in on their dreams.
2010
Lottery winner has lucky numbers tattooed on his arm. It's not something most of us would need reminding about, but delighted Wayne Hughes has immortalized his £1.1 million (US$1.7 million) lottery win -- by having it etched on to his arm.
2010
2 quick Lotto Texas winners put state in bind. The luck of lottery winners is picking up. For the state, not so much: It has taken a $3.4 million hit in just the past 10 days.
2007
Book imagines low-IQ man winning $12 million in Washington lottery. Seattle native Patricia Wood used her first-hand knowledge of life as a lottery winner to create a fictional account of a low-IQ man winning $12 million in Washington lottery.
2007
Briton claims UK's biggest lottery win. Someone in Britain is a lot richer on Tuesday after claiming the country's biggest ever lottery win -- 35,425,411.80 pounds (US$71 million).
2007
Kentucky Lottery Lucky 7's raffle results. The Kentucky Lottery's latest raffle-style game, Lucky 7's, was drawn last night, awarding over a million dollars in prizes.
2005
Unclaimed New Mexico Powerball jackpot fuels speculation. The lucky -- and still unknown -- winner of Wednesday's $93.4 million Powerball jackpot bought the winning ticket in the Albuquerque area, the New Mexico Lottery revealed Friday.
2003
Prize for ticket may be prison. A Ohio woman accused of altering a lottery ticket to claim a $25,000 prize went on trial yesterday, with both sides agreeing that the ticket shown to jurors was a poor fake.
2003
Legality of Tennessee-Georgia lottery partnership questioned. Questions are being raised about the legality of the proposed marriage of the Tennessee and Georgia lotteries and whether a legal challenge by a jealous vendor could stall the start to the Tennessee lottery.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$432.5 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 16, 2017
2.$337 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 15, 2012
3.$213 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 15, 2009
4.$181 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 15, 2007
5.$146 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 14, 2009
6.$144 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 15, 2014
7.€123.8 Million
US$139.48 Million
Draw Date
Aug 16, 2016
8.$138 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 14, 2019
9.$122 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 14, 2007
10.€90 Million
US$102.3 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Aug 14, 2018
11.$100 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 15, 2001
12.$97 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 14, 2004
13.$94 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 17, 2016
14.€85 Million
US$93.71 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Aug 14, 2020
15.€70 Million
US$93.34 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Aug 16, 2013
16.€84 Million
US$93.17 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Aug 16, 2019
17.$86 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 17, 2010
18.€75 Million
US$83.19 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Aug 16, 2019
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.€53 Million
US$76.28 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Aug 16, 2011
22.$75 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 14, 2018
23.$72 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 16, 2003
24.$70 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 15, 2015
24.$70 Million
California
SuperLotto Plus
Draw Date
Aug 14, 2019

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1984
Tuesday, Aug 14, 1984
36 years old
1976
Saturday, Aug 14, 1976
44 years old
1970
Friday, Aug 14, 1970
50 years old
1968
Wednesday, Aug 14, 1968
52 years old
1966
Sunday, Aug 14, 1966
54 years old
1960
Sunday, Aug 14, 1960
60 years old
1959
Friday, Aug 14, 1959
61 years old
1957
Wednesday, Aug 14, 1957
63 years old
1945
Tuesday, Aug 14, 1945
75 years old
(year not provided)
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Worldwide Events On This Day

2018
Thirty-five people die when a bridge connecting Genoa with Liguria in northern Italy collapses.
2018
A Colombian-registered bus hit another vehicle at high speed in Ecuador killing at least 24 people and injuring 19.
2015
The US Embassy in Havana, Cuba re-opens after 54 years of being closed when Cuba-United States relations were broken off
2013
UPS Airlines Flight 1354 crashes short of the runway at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport, killing both crew members on board.
2013
Egypt declares a state of emergency as security forces kill hundreds of demonstrators supporting former president Mohamed Morsi.
2007
The Kahtaniya bombings kills at least 334 people.
2006
Sixty-one schoolgirls killed in Chencholai bombing by Sri Lankan Air Force air strike.
2005
Helios Airways Flight 522, en route from Larnaca, Cyprus to Prague, Czech Republic via Athens, crashes in the hills near Grammatiko, Greece, killing 121 passengers and crew.
2003
A widescale power blackout affects the northeast United States and Canada.
2003
Project Thread, an operation launched by CSIS and other Canadian law enforcement agencies, saw the arrest and incarceration of 24 innocent Muslim men, most of them young Pakistani students.
1996
Greek Cypriot refugee Solomos Solomou is murdered by Turkish forces while trying to climb a flagpole in order to remove a Turkish flag from its mast in the United Nations Buffer Zone in Cyprus.
1994
Ilich Ramírez Sánchez, also known as "Carlos the Jackal", is captured.
1980
Lech Wałęsa leads strikes at the Gdańsk, Poland shipyards.
1975
The Rocky Horror Picture Show, the longest-running release in film history, opens in London.
1973
The Pakistan Constitution of 1973 comes into effect.
1972
An Ilyushin Il-62 airliner crashes near Königs Wusterhausen, East Germany, due to an in-flight fire, killing 156.
1971
Bahrain declares independence as the State of Bahrain.
1969
Operation Banner: British troops are deployed in Northern Ireland.
1967
UK Marine Broadcasting Offences Act declares participation in offshore pirate radio illegal.
1959
Founding and first official meeting of the American Football League.
1947
Pakistan gains Independence from the British Empire and joins the Commonwealth of Nations.
1945
Japan accepts the Allied terms of surrender in World War II and the Emperor records the Imperial Rescript on Surrender (August 15 in Japan Standard Time).
1945
The Viet Minh launches August Revolution amid the political confusion and power vacuum engulfing Vietnam.
1941
World War II: Winston Churchill and Franklin D. Roosevelt sign the Atlantic Charter of war stating postwar aims.
1937
The beginning of air-to-air combat of the Second Sino-Japanese War and World War II in general, when six Japanese bombers are shot down by Chinese fighters while raiding Chinese air bases.
1936
Rainey Bethea is hanged in Owensboro, Kentucky in the last known public execution in the United States.
1935
Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Social Security Act, creating a government pension system for the retired.
1933
Loggers cause a forest fire in the Coast Range of Oregon, later known as the first forest fire of the Tillamook Burn; it is not fully extinguished until September 5, after destroying 240,000 acres (970 km).
1921
Tannu Uriankhai, later Tuvan People's Republic is established as a completely independent country (which is supported by Soviet Russia).
1916
Romania declares war on Austria-Hungary.
1914
World War I: Start of the Battle of Lorraine, an unsuccessful French offensive designed to recover the lost province of Moselle from Germany.
1912
U.S. Marines invade Nicaragua to support the U.S.-backed government installed there after José Santos Zelaya had resigned three years earlier.
1911
United States Senate leaders agree to rotate the office of President pro tempore of the Senate among leading candidates to fill the vacancy left by William P. Frye's death.
1901
The first claimed powered flight, by Gustave Whitehead in his Number 21.
1900
The Eight-Nation Alliance occupies Beijing, China, in a campaign to end the bloody Boxer Rebellion in China.
1893
France becomes the first country to introduce motor vehicle registration.
1888
An audio recording of English composer Arthur Sullivan's "The Lost Chord", one of the first recordings of music ever made, is played during a press conference introducing Thomas Edison's phonograph in London, England.
1885
Japan's first patent is issued to the inventor of a rust-proof paint.
1880
Construction of Cologne Cathedral, the most famous landmark in Cologne, Germany, is completed.
1848
Oregon Territory is organized by act of Congress.
1842
American Indian Wars: Second Seminole War ends, with the Seminoles forced from Florida to Oklahoma.
1816
The United Kingdom formally annexes the Tristan da Cunha archipelago, administering the islands from the Cape Colony in South Africa.
1814
A cease fire agreement, called the Convention of Moss, ended the Swedish-Norwegian War.
1791
Slaves from plantations in Saint-Domingue hold a Vodou ceremony led by hounganDutty Boukman at Bois Caïman, marking the start of the Haitian Revolution.
1720
The Spanish military Villasur expedition is wiped out by Pawnee and Otoe warriors near present-day Columbus, Nebraska.
1598
Nine Years' War: Battle of the Yellow Ford: Irish forces under Hugh O'Neill, Earl of Tyrone, defeats an English expeditionary force under Henry Bagenal.
1592
The first sighting of the Falkland Islands by John Davis.
1480
Battle of Otranto: Ottoman troops behead 800 Christians for refusing to convert to Islam; they are later honored in the Church.
1457
Publication of the Mainz Psalter, the first book to feature a printed date of publication and printed colophon
1385
Portuguese Crisis of 1383-85: Battle of Aljubarrota: Portuguese forces commanded by King John I and his generalNuno Álvares Pereira defeat the Castilian army of King John I.
1370
Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor, grants city privileges to Carlsbad which is subsequently named after him.
1352
War of the Breton Succession: Anglo-Bretons defeat the French in the Battle of Mauron.
1288
Count Adolf VIII of Berg grants town privileges to Düsseldorf, the village on the banks of the Düssel.
1183
Taira no Munemori and the Taira clan take the young Emperor Antoku and the three sacred treasures and flee to western Japan to escape pursuit by the Minamoto clan (Traditional Japanese date: Twenty-fifth day of the seventh month of the second year of the Juei (寿永) era).
1040
King Duncan I is killed in battle against his first cousin and rival Macbeth. The latter succeeds him as King of Scotland.
29 BC
Octavian holds the second of three consecutive triumphs in Rome to celebrate the victory over the Dalmatian tribes.

Births On This Day

1991
Richard Freitag, German ski jumper
1989
Florian Abel, German footballer
1989
Ander Herrera, Spanish footballer
1989
Kyle Turris, Canadian ice hockey player
1987
Tim Tebow, American football and baseball player, television personality and sportscaster
1986
Cameron Jerome, English footballer
1986
Sam Moa, Tongan-New Zealand rugby league player
1986
Braian Rodríguez, Uruguayan footballer
1985
Christian Gentner, German footballer
1985
Shea Weber, Canadian ice hockey player
1984
Eva Birnerová, Czech tennis player
1984
Clay Buchholz, American baseball player
1984
Giorgio Chiellini, Italian footballer
1984
Josh Gorges, Canadian ice hockey player
1984
Nick Grimshaw, English radio and television host
1984
Nicola Slater, Scottish tennis player
1984
Robin Söderling, Swedish tennis player
1983
Elena Baltacha, Ukrainian-Scottish tennis player (d. 2014)
1983
Mila Kunis, Ukrainian-American actress
1983
Juan Oviedo, Dominican baseball player
1983
Spencer Pratt, American television personality
1983
Sunidhi Chauhan, Indian playback singer
1982
Simon Andrews, English motorcycle racer (d. 2014)
1981
Earl Barron, American basketball player
1981
Matthew Etherington, English footballer
1981
Paul Gallen, Australian rugby league player
1981
Julius Jones, American football player
1981
Kofi Kingston, Ghanaian-American wrestler
1980
Aydın Toscalı, Turkish footballer
1980
Roy Williams, American football player
1979
Jérémie Bréchet, French footballer
1979
Paul Burgess, Australian pole vaulter
1979
Yōichirō Morikawa, Japanese actor, director, and screenwriter
1978
Randika Galhenage, Sri Lankan cricketer
1978
Anastasios Kyriakos, Greek footballer
1978
Greg Rawlinson, South African-New Zealand rugby player
1978
Kate Ritchie, Australian actress
1977
Ed Harcourt, English singer-songwriter and producer
1977
Juan Pierre, American baseball player
1976
Fabrizio Donato, Italian triple jumper
1975
Mike Vrabel, American football player and coach
1974
Chucky Atkins, American basketball player and coach
1973
Jared Borgetti, Mexican footballer
1973
Jay-Jay Okocha, Nigerian footballer
1973
Kieren Perkins, Australian swimmer and sportscaster
1973
Paddy McGuinness, English comedian and television presenter
1973
Thyra von Westernhagen, German noblewoman and landowner
1972
Tamer El Said, Egyptian director, producer, and screenwriter
1972
Laurent Lamothe, Haitian businessman and politician, 15th Prime Minister of Haiti
1972
Yoo Jae-suk, South Korean comedian, host, and television personality
1971
Raoul Bova, Italian actor, producer, and screenwriter
1971
Mark Loretta, American baseball player and coach
1971
Pramodya Wickramasinghe, Sri Lankan cricketer
1970
Kevin Cadogan, American rock singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Third Eye Blind)
1969
Tracy Caldwell Dyson, American chemist and astronaut
1969
Stig Tøfting, Danish footballer and manager
1968
Pravin Amre, Indian cricketer and coach
1968
Catherine Bell, English-American actress and producer
1968
Darren Clarke, Northern Irish golfer
1968
Jason Leonard, English rugby player
1968
Medy van der Laan, Dutch politician
1967
Erik Gandini, Italian-Swedish director, producer, and screenwriter
1966
Halle Berry, American model, actress, and producer, Miss World United States 1986
1966
Karl Petter Løken, Swedish-Norwegian footballer and sportscaster
1966
Tuncay Özkan, Turkish journalist and politician
1965
Brannon Braga, American producer, director, and screenwriter
1965
Paul Broadhurst, English golfer
1965
Terry Richardson, American photographer and director
1964
Neal Anderson, American football player and coach
1964
Jason Dunstall, Australian footballer and sportscaster
1963
Emmanuelle Béart, French actress
1963
José Cóceres, Argentinian golfer
1962
Mark Gubicza, American baseball player and sportscaster
1962
Kevin Harris, Canadian skateboarder
1962
Andres Herkel, Estonian academic and politician
1962
Rameez Raja, Pakistani cricketer and sportscaster
1961
Eddie Gilbert, American wrestler and manager (d. 1995)
1960
Sarah Brightman, English singer-songwriter and actress
1960
Fred Roberts, American basketball player and educator
1959
Frank Brickowski, American basketball player
1959
Marcia Gay Harden, American actress
1959
Magic Johnson, American basketball player and coach
1958
Philip Dunne, English farmer and politician, Minister for Defence Equipment, Support and Technology
1958
Bobby Eaton, American wrestler and trainer
1957
Peter Costello, Australian lawyer and politician, 35th Treasurer of Australia
1956
Sharon Bryant, American R&B singer
1956
Jackée Harry, American actress and television personality
1956
Andy King, English footballer and manager (d. 2015)
1956
Rusty Wallace, American race car driver and sportscaster
1956
Erica Flapan, American mathematician
1954
Mark Fidrych, American baseball player and sportscaster (d. 2009)
1954
Stanley A. McChrystal, American general
1953
James Horner, American composer and conductor (d. 2015)
1952
John McCutcheon, American folksinger
1952
Debbie Meyer, American swimmer
1951
Slim Dunlap, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1951
Norbert Hofmann, German footballer and manager
1950
Gary Larson, American cartoonist
1949
Morten Olsen, Danish footballer and coach
1948
Terry Adams, American pianist and composer
1948
Bruce Thomas, English bass player and author
1947
Bruce Nash, American director, producer, and screenwriter
1947
Maddy Prior, English folk singer
1947
Danielle Steel, American author
1947
Jiro Taniguchi, Japanese author and illustrator
1947
Joop van Daele, Dutch footballer and manager
1946
Larry Graham, American soul/funk bass player and singer-songwriter
1946
Susan Saint James, American actress
1946
Tom Walkinshaw, Scottish race car driver and businessman (d. 2010)
1945
Steve Martin, American actor, comedian, musician, producer, and screenwriter
1945
Wim Wenders, German director, producer, and screenwriter
1944
John Dunt, English admiral
1943
Ronnie Campbell, English miner and politician
1943
Ben Sidran, American jazz and rock keyboardist, producer, label owner, and music writer
1942
Willie Dunn, Canadian singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2013)
1942
Lionel Morton, English singer-songwriter, guitarist and television presenter
1941
David Crosby, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1941
Connie Smith, American country music singer-songwriter and guitarist
1940
Darrell "Dash" Crofts, American singer-songwriter and musician
1940
Galen Hall, American football player and coach
1935
John Brodie, American football player and golfer
1933
Richard R. Ernst, Swiss chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
1932
Lee Hoffman, American author (d. 2007)
1931
Frederic Raphael, American journalist, author, and screenwriter
1930
Earl Weaver, American baseball player and manager (d. 2013)
1929
Kinnaird R. McKee, American admiral (d. 2013)
1929
Gene Scott, American pastor and broadcaster (d. 2005)
1929
Dick Tiger, Nigerian boxer (d. 1971)
1928
Lina Wertmüller, Italian director and screenwriter
1926
René Goscinny, French author and illustrator (d. 1977)
1926
Buddy Greco, American singer and pianist (d. 2017)
1925
Russell Baker, American critic and essayist (d. 2019)
1924
Sverre Fehn, Norwegian architect, designed the Hedmark Museum (d. 2009)
1924
Holger Juul Hansen, Danish actor (d. 2013)
1924
Georges Prêtre, French conductor (d. 2017)
1924
Rangjung Rigpe Dorje, 16th Karmapa, Tibetan spiritual leader (d. 1981)
1923
Patriarch Diodoros of Jerusalem (d. 2000)
1923
Alice Ghostley, American actress (d. 2007)
1922
Leslie Marr, English race car driver
1918
Patsy Smart, English actress (d. 1996)
1916
Frank and John Craighead, American naturalists (twins, Frank d. 2001, John d. 2016)
1916
Fumio Fujimura, Japanese baseball player and manager (d. 1992)
1916
Wellington Mara, American businessman (d. 2005)
1915
B. A. Santamaria, Australian political activist and publisher (d. 1998)
1914
Herman Branson, African-American physicist, chemist, and academic (d. 1995)
1913
Hector Crawford, Australian director and producer (d. 1991)
1913
Paul Dean, American baseball player (d. 1981)
1912
Frank Oppenheimer, American physicist and academic (d. 1985)
1911
Jan Koetsier, Dutch composer and conductor (d. 2006)
1911
Vethathiri Maharishi, Indian spiritual leader, philosopher, and author (d. 2006)
1910
Willy Ronis, French photographer (d. 2009)
1910
Pierre Schaeffer, French composer and producer (d. 1995)
1909
Stuff Smith, American violinist (d. 1967)
1907
Skinnay Ennis, American bandleader and singer (d. 1963)
1903
Lodewijk Bruckman, Dutch painter and illustrator (d. 1995)
1901
Alice Rivaz, Swiss pianist and author (d. 1998)
1900
Margret Boveri, German journalist, recipient of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany (d. 1975)
1896
Albert Ball, English fighter pilot (d. 1917)
1896
Theodor Luts, Estonian director and cinematographer (d. 1980)
1895
Jack Gregory, Australian cricketer (d. 1973)
1895
Amaza Lee Meredith, American architect (d. 1984)
1894
Frank Burge, Australian rugby league player and coach (d. 1958)
1893
Francis Dvornik, Czech priest and academic (d. 1975)
1892
Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji, English pianist, composer, and critic (d. 1988)
1890
Bruno Tesch, German chemist and businessman (d. 1946)
1889
Otto Tief, Estonian lawyer and politician, Prime Minister of Estonia (d. 1976)
1887
Marija Leiko, Latvian actress (d. 1937)
1886
Arthur Jeffrey Dempster, Canadian-American physicist and academic (d. 1950)
1883
Ernest Everett Just, African-American biologist and academic (d. 1941)
1881
Francis Ford, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1953)
1880
Fred Alexander, American tennis player (d. 1969)
1876
Alexander I of Serbia (d. 1903)
1875
Mstislav Dobuzhinsky, Russian-Lithuanian-American painter and illustrator (d. 1957)
1871
Guangxu Emperor of China (d. 1908)
1870
Nelson McDowell, American actor (d. 1947)
1867
Cupid Childs, American baseball player (d. 1912)
1867
John Galsworthy, English novelist and playwright, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1933)
1866
Charles Jean de la Vallée-Poussin, Belgian mathematician and academic (d. 1962)
1865
Guido Castelnuovo, Italian mathematician and academic (d. 1952)
1863
Ernest Thayer, American poet and author (d. 1940)
1857
Max Wagenknecht, German organist, composer, and educator (d. 1922)
1851
Yannoulis Chalepas, Greek sculptor (d. 1938)
1851
Doc Holliday, American dentist and gambler (d. 1887)
1848
Margaret Lindsay Huggins, Anglo-Irish astronomer and author (d. 1915)
1847
Robert Comtesse, Swiss lawyer and politician, President of the Swiss National Council (d. 1922)
1840
Richard von Krafft-Ebing, German-Austrian psychologist and author (d. 1902)
1817
Alexander H. Bailey, American lawyer, judge, and politician (d. 1874)
1814
Charlotte Fowler Wells, American phrenologist and publisher (d. 1901)
1777
Hans Christian Ørsted, Danish physicist and chemist (d. 1851)
1758
Carle Vernet, French painter and lithographer (d. 1835)
1740
Pope Pius VII (d. 1823)
1738
Leopold Hofmann, Austrian composer and conductor (d. 1793)
1714
Claude Joseph Vernet, French painter (d. 1789)
1688
Frederick William I of Prussia (d. 1740)
1653
Christopher Monck, 2nd Duke of Albemarle, English colonel and politician, Lieutenant Governor of Jamaica (d. 1688)
1645
Carlos de Sigüenza y Góngora, Mexican secular priest, scientist, and savant (d. 1700)
1642
Cosimo III de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (d. 1723)
1625
François de Harlay de Champvallon, French archbishop (d. 1695)
1599
Méric Casaubon, Swiss-English scholar and author (d. 1671)
1586
William Hutchinson, founder of Rhode Island (d. 1642)
1575
Robert Hayman, English-Canadian poet and politician (d. 1629)
1561
Christopher Heydon, English politician (d. 1623)
1552
Paolo Sarpi, Italian writer (d. 1623)
1530
Giambattista Benedetti, Italian mathematician and physicist (d. 1590)
1502
Pieter Coecke van Aelst, Flemish painter (d. 1550)
1499
John de Vere, 14th Earl of Oxford, English politician, Lord Great Chamberlain (d. 1526)
1479
Catherine of York (d. 1527)
1473
Margaret Pole, Countess of Salisbury (d. 1541)
1297
Emperor Hanazono of Japan (d. 1348)
928
Qian Hongzuo, king of Wuyue (d. 947)

Deaths On This Day

2018
Jill Janus, American singer (b. 1975)
2016
Philip "Fyuvsh" Finkel, American actor (b. 1922)
2015
Agustín Cejas, Argentinian footballer (b. 1945)
2015
Bob Farrell, American businessman, founded Farrell's Ice Cream Parlour (b. 1927)
2015
Bob Johnston, American songwriter and producer (b. 1932)
2014
Leonard Fein, American journalist and academic, co-founded Moment Magazine (b. 1934)
2014
George V. Hansen, American soldier and politician (b. 1930)
2013
Jack Garfinkel, American basketball player and coach (b. 1918)
2013
Jack Germond, American journalist and author (b. 1928)
2013
Paddy Power, Irish educator and politician, 22nd Irish Minister for Defence (b. 1928)
2012
Maja Bošković-Stulli, Croatian historian and academic (b. 1922)
2012
Vilasrao Deshmukh, Indian lawyer and politician, 14th Chief Minister of Maharashtra (b. 1945)
2012
Svetozar Gligorić, Serbian chess player and theoretician (b. 1923)
2012
Sergey Kapitsa, English-Russian physicist and demographer (b. 1928)
2012
Phyllis Thaxter, American actress (b. 1919)
2011
Fritz Korbach, German footballer and manager (b. 1945)
2010
Rallis Kopsidis, Greek painter and author (b. 1929)
2010
Herman Leonard, American soldier and photographer (b. 1923)
2007
Pinchas Goldstein, Israeli politician (b. 1939)
2007
Tikhon Khrennikov, Russian pianist and composer (b. 1913)
2007
Kotozakura Masakatsu, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 53rd Yokozuna (b. 1940)
2006
Adriaan de Groot, Dutch psychologist and chess player (b. 1914)
2006
Bruno Kirby, American actor (b. 1949)
2004
Czesław Miłosz, Polish-born American novelist, essayist, and poet, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1911)
2004
Trevor Skeet, New Zealand-English lawyer and politician (b. 1918)
2003
Helmut Rahn, German footballer (b. 1929)
2002
Larry Rivers, American painter and sculptor (b. 1923)
2000
Alain Fournier, French-Canadian computer scientist and academic (b. 1943)
1999
Pee Wee Reese, American baseball player and sportscaster (b. 1918)
1996
Sergiu Celibidache, Romanian conductor and composer (b. 1912)
1994
Elias Canetti, Bulgarian-Swiss novelist, playwright, memoirist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1905)
1994
Alice Childress, American actress, playwright, and author (b. 1912)
1992
John Sirica, American lawyer and judge (b. 1904)
1991
Alberto Crespo, Argentinian race car driver (b. 1920)
1989
Ricky Berry, American basketball player (b. 1964)
1988
Roy Buchanan, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1939)
1988
Robert Calvert, South African-English singer-songwriter and playwright (b. 1945)
1988
Enzo Ferrari, Italian race car driver and businessman, founded Ferrari (b. 1898)
1985
Gale Sondergaard, American actress (b. 1899)
1984
Spud Davis, American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1904)
1984
J. B. Priestley, English novelist and playwright (b. 1894)
1982
Mahasi Sayadaw, Burmese monk and philosopher (b. 1904)
1981
Karl Böhm, Austrian conductor and director (b. 1894)
1981
Dudley Nourse, South African cricketer (b. 1910)
1980
Dorothy Stratten, Canadian-American model and actress (b. 1960)
1978
Nicolas Bentley, English author and illustrator (b. 1907)
1973
Fred Gipson, American journalist and author (b. 1908)
1972
Oscar Levant, American actor, pianist, and composer (b. 1906)
1972
Jules Romains, French author and poet (b. 1885)
1967
Bob Anderson, English motorcycle racer and race car driver (b. 1931)
1966
Tip Snooke, South African cricketer (b. 1881)
1965
Vello Kaaristo, Estonian skier (b. 1911)
1964
Johnny Burnette, American singer-songwriter (b. 1934)
1963
Clifford Odets, American director, playwright, and screenwriter (b. 1906)
1958
Frédéric Joliot-Curie, French physicist and chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1900)
1958
Konstantin von Neurath, German lawyer and politician, Reich Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1873)
1956
Bertolt Brecht, German poet, playwright, and director (b. 1898)
1955
Herbert Putnam, American lawyer and publisher, Librarian of Congress (b. 1861)
1954
Hugo Eckener, German pilot and designer (b. 1868)
1954
Nikos Ploumpidis, Greek activist (b. 1901)
1951
William Randolph Hearst, American publisher and politician, founded the Hearst Corporation (b. 1863)
1943
Lore Berger, Swiss author and translator (b. 1921)
1943
Joe Kelley, American baseball player and manager (b. 1871)
1941
Maximilian Kolbe, Polish martyr and saint (b. 1894)
1941
Paul Sabatier, French chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1854)
1938
Hugh Trumble, Australian cricketer and accountant (b. 1876)
1928
Klabund, German author and poet (b. 1890)
1926
John H. Moffitt, American sergeant and politician, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1843)
1909
William Stanley, American engineer and philanthropist (b. 1829)
1905
Simeon Solomon, English soldier and painter (b. 1840)
1890
Michael J. McGivney, American priest, founded the Knights of Columbus (b. 1852)
1874
Jonathan Clarkson Gibbs, American minister and politician (b. 1821)
1870
David Farragut, American admiral (b. 1801)
1860
André Marie Constant Duméril, French zoologist and entomologist (b. 1774)
1856
Constant Prévost, French geologist and academic (b. 1787)
1784
Nathaniel Hone the Elder, Irish-born English painter and academic (b. 1718)
1774
Johann Jakob Reiske, German physician and scholar (b. 1716)
1727
William Croft, English organist and composer (b. 1678)
1691
Richard Talbot, 1st Earl of Tyrconnell, Irish soldier and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (b. 1630)
1657
Giovanni Paolo Lascaris, 57th Grandmaster of the Knights Hospitaller (b. 1560)
1573
Saitō Tatsuoki, Japanese daimyō (b. 1548)
1464
Pope Pius II (b. 1405)
1433
John I of Portugal (b. 1357)
1390
John FitzAlan, 2nd Baron Arundel, English soldier (b. 1364)
1388
James Douglas, 2nd Earl of Douglas
1319
Waldemar, Margrave of Brandenburg-Stendal (b. c. 1280)
1297
Frederick III, Burgrave of Nuremberg (b. c. 1220)
1204
Minamoto no Yoriie, Japanese shōgun (b. 1182)
1167
Rainald of Dassel, Italian archbishop (b. 1120)
1040
Duncan I of Scotland (b. 1001)
902
Badr al-Mu'tadidi, commander-in-chief of the Abbasid Caliphate under al-Mu'tadid
582
Tiberius II Constantine, Byzantine emperor (b. 535)

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