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On This Day in History:  August 15

August 15 is the 227th day of the year (228th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 138 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2019
Some Oregon lottery tickets printed with wrong date. Oregon residents who purchased Powerball lottery tickets over the weekend will want to double check the draw dates after a computer glitch caused some tickets to misstate which date the winning numbers will be drawn, lottery officials said Tuesday.
2019
NC man almost falls out of fishing boat upon learning of lottery win. Now he can buy a bigger boat.
2018
California Lottery cancels sales meeting in aftermath of rowdy party photos. The California Lottery is postponing a planned sales conference in the wake of an anonymous employee's recent complaint to Gov. Jerry Brown about senior leaders behaving inappropriately at a Southern California bar two years ago.
2017
CT Lottery app mistakenly identified winning tickets as losers. If there was ever an example of why people should double-check their own lottery tickets, this is it.
2015
NC lottery winner spent $9M bailing out convict fiancé. A North Carolina lottery winner used part of her $188 million Powerball jackpot to bail her convict fiancé out of jail — twice.
2013
Indiana woman has second major lottery win. A Princeton, Indiana, woman is the latest to claim the Hoosier Lottery's Lucky Millionaire prize -- her second major lottery win.
2012
Georgia Lottery president/CEO announces retirement. Georgia Lottery Corp. President and CEO Margaret R. DeFrancisco announced publicly today that she will be retiring from her full-time position as head of the Lottery.
2011
Ct. to deduct back taxes from lottery winnings. A new law the Connecticut Lottery to deduct delinquent taxes and penalties before distributing a lottery prize of $5,000 or more to a winner, was signed into law Friday by Gov. Dannel Malloy.
2008
Church rejects donation from lottery winner. A Florida Lottery jackpot winner offered his church a donation of around $600,000, but the church and Pastor David Tarkington politely declined and told Powell they will not accept the lottery winnings.
2003
Tenn. Lottery Readying Application For Stores To Sell Lottery Tickets. The Tennessee Lottery Board is working on the official application for convenience stores interested in selling lottery tickets.
2003
Employee accused of stealing $17,000 worth of lottery tickets. A former convenience store employee has been released from jail on a personal recognizance bond after she was accused of stealing more than $17,000 worth of lottery tickets from a Texas gas station.
2003
Powerball Jackpot Soars to $72 Million. There were no Powerball jackpot winners Wednesday but 389,455 players across the nation won a total of almost $2.7 million in prizes. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Wednesday's drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $72 million, with a cash option of $37.8 million.
2003
Former lottery employee arrested for breach of trust. A former lottery employee who is the son of state Rep. John Scott was charged Thursday with taking more than $1,000 in promotional funds from the South Carolina Education Lottery.
2003
Washington jackpot at record high. Tomorrow's Washington State Lottery Lotto Plus game is at a record high of $33 million.

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.$170 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 18, 2009
6.$149 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 17, 2019
7.$148 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 17, 2007
8.$144 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 15, 2014
9.€123.8 Million
US$139.48 Million
Draw Date
Aug 16, 2016
10.€99 Million
US$113 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Aug 17, 2018
11.€74 Million
US$105.86 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Aug 21, 2009
12.€95 Million
US$104.74 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Aug 18, 2020
13.$100 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 15, 2001
14.$94 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 17, 2016
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.$88 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 17, 2018
18.$86 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 17, 2010
19.€75 Million
US$83.19 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Aug 16, 2019
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.$72 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 16, 2003
23.$71 Million
California
SuperLotto Plus
Draw Date
Aug 17, 2019
24.$70 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 15, 2015
24.$70 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 15, 2008

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1988
Monday, Aug 15, 1988
32 years old
1986
Friday, Aug 15, 1986
34 years old
1985
Thursday, Aug 15, 1985
35 years old
1976
Sunday, Aug 15, 1976
44 years old
1976
Sunday, Aug 15, 1976
44 years old
1975
Friday, Aug 15, 1975
45 years old
1974
Thursday, Aug 15, 1974
46 years old
1971
Sunday, Aug 15, 1971
49 years old
1968
Thursday, Aug 15, 1968
52 years old
1965
Sunday, Aug 15, 1965
55 years old
1964
Saturday, Aug 15, 1964
56 years old
1964
Saturday, Aug 15, 1964
56 years old
1963
Thursday, Aug 15, 1963
57 years old
1962
Wednesday, Aug 15, 1962
58 years old
1957
Thursday, Aug 15, 1957
63 years old
1957
Thursday, Aug 15, 1957
63 years old
1956
Wednesday, Aug 15, 1956
64 years old
1952
Friday, Aug 15, 1952
68 years old
(year not provided)
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Worldwide Events On This Day

2015
North Korea moves its clock back half an hour to introduce Pyongyang Time, 8½ hours ahead of UTC.
2013
At least 27 people are killed and 226 injured in an explosion in southern Beirut near a complex used by Lebanon's militant group Hezbollah in Lebanon. A previously unknown SyrianSunni group claims responsibility in an online video.
2013
The Smithsonian announces the discovery of the olinguito, the first new carnivorous species found in the Americas in 35 years.
2007
An 8.0-magnitude earthquake off the Pacific coast devastates Ica and various regions of Peru killing 514 and injuring 1,090.
2005
Israel's unilateral disengagement plan to evict all Israelis from the Gaza Strip and from four settlements in the northern West Bank begins.
2005
The Helsinki Agreement between the Free Aceh Movement and the Government of Indonesia was signed, ending almost three decades of fighting.
1999
Beni Ounif massacre in Algeria: Some 29 people are killed at a false roadblock near the Moroccan border, leading to temporary tensions with Morocco.
1998
Northern Ireland: Omagh bombing takes place; 29 people (including a woman pregnant with twins) killed and some 220 others injured.
1995
In South Carolina, Shannon Faulkner becomes the first female cadet matriculated at The Citadel (she drops out less than a week later).
1984
The Kurdistan Workers' Party in Turkey starts a campaign of armed attacks upon the Turkish military with an attack on police and gendarmerie bases in Şemdinli and Eruh
1977
The Big Ear, a radio telescope operated by Ohio State University as part of the SETI project, receives a radio signal from deep space; the event is named the "Wow! signal" from the notation made by a volunteer on the project.
1975
Bangladeshi leader Sheikh Mujibur Rahman is killed along with most members of his family during a military coup.
1975
Takeo Miki makes the first official pilgrimage to Yasukuni Shrine by an incumbent prime minister on the anniversary of the end of World War II.
1974
Yuk Young-soo, First Lady of South Korea, is killed during an apparent assassination attempt upon PresidentPark Chung-hee.
1973
Vietnam War: The United States bombing of Cambodia ends.
1971
President Richard Nixon completes the break from the gold standard by ending convertibility of the United States dollar into gold by foreign investors.
1971
Bahrain gains independence from the United Kingdom.
1970
Patricia Palinkas becomes the first woman to play professionally in an American football game.
1969
The Woodstock Music & Art Fair opens in upstate New York, featuring some of the top rock musicians of the era.
1965
The Beatles play to nearly 60,000 fans at Shea Stadium in New York City, an event later regarded as the birth of stadium rock.
1963
Execution of Henry John Burnett, the last man to be hanged in Scotland.
1963
President Fulbert Youlou is overthrown in the Republic of the Congo, after a three-day uprising in the capital.
1962
James Joseph Dresnok defects to North Korea after running across the Korean Demilitarized Zone. Dresnok died in 2016.
1961
Border guard Conrad Schumann flees from East Germany while on duty guarding the construction of the Berlin Wall.
1960
Republic of the Congo (Brazzaville) becomes independent from France.
1954
Alfredo Stroessner begins his dictatorship in Paraguay.
1952
A flash flood drenches the town of Lynmouth, England, killing 34 people.
1948
The Republic of Korea (South Korea) is established south of the 38th parallel north.
1947
India gains Independence from British rule after near 190 years of Crown rule and joins the Commonwealth of Nations.
1947
Founder of Pakistan, Muhammad Ali Jinnah is sworn in as first Governor-General of Pakistan in Karachi.
1945
Jewel Voice Broadcast by the Emperor Showa following effective surrender of Japan in the World War II, Korea gains Independence from the Empire of Japan.
1944
World War II: Operation Dragoon: Allied forces land in southern France.
1943
World War II: Battle of Trahili: Superior German forces surround Cretan partisans, who manage to escape against all odds.
1942
World War II: Operation Pedestal: The SS Ohio reaches the island of Malta barely afloat carrying vital fuel supplies for the island's defenses.
1941
Corporal Josef Jakobs is executed by firing squad at the Tower of London at 07:12, making him the last person to be executed at the Tower for espionage.
1940
An Italian submarine torpedoes and sinks the Greek cruiser Elli at Tinos harbor during peacetime, marking the most serious Italian provocation prior to the outbreak of the Greco-Italian War in October.
1939
Twenty-six Stukas commanded by Walter Sigel meet unexpected ground fog during a dive-bombing demonstration for Luftwaffe generals at Neuhammer. Thirteen of them crash and burn.
1939
The Wizard of Oz premieres at Grauman's Chinese Theater in Los Angeles, California.
1935
Will Rogers and Wiley Post are killed after their aircraft develops engine problems during takeoff in Barrow, Alaska.
1920
Polish-Soviet War: Battle of Warsaw, so-called Miracle at the Vistula.
1915
A story in New York World newspaper reveals that the Imperial German government had purchased excess phenol from Thomas Edison that could be used to make explosives for the war effort and diverted it to Bayer for aspirin production.
1914
A servant of American architectFrank Lloyd Wright murders seven people and sets fire to the living quarters of Wright's Wisconsin home, Taliesin.
1914
The Panama Canal opens to traffic with the transit of the cargo ship SS Ancon.
1914
World War I: The First Russian Army, led by Paul von Rennenkampf, enters East Prussia.
1914
World War I: Beginning of the Battle of Cer, the first Allied victory of World War I.
1907
Ordination in Constantinople of Fr. Raphael Morgan, the first African-American Orthodox priest, "Priest-Apostolic" to America and the West Indies.
1893
Ibadan area becomes a British Protectorate after a treaty signed by Fijabi, the Baale of Ibadan with the British acting Governor of Lagos, George C. Denton.
1863
The Anglo-Satsuma War begins between the Satsuma Domain of Japan and the United Kingdom (Traditional Japanese date: July 2, 1863).
1843
The Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace in Honolulu, Hawaii is dedicated. Now the cathedral of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Honolulu, it is the oldest Roman Catholiccathedral in continuous use in the United States.
1843
Tivoli Gardens, one of the oldest still intact amusement parks in the world, opens in Copenhagen, Denmark.
1824
The Marquis de Lafayette, the last surviving French general of the American Revolutionary War, arrives in New York and begins a tour of 24 states.
1760
Seven Years' War: Battle of Liegnitz: Frederick the Great's victory over the Austrians under Ernst Gideon von Laudon.
1695
French forces end the bombardment of Brussels.
1599
Nine Years' War: Battle of Curlew Pass: Irish forces led by Hugh Roe O'Donnell successfully ambush English forces, led by Sir Conyers Clifford, sent to relieve Collooney Castle.
1549
Jesuit priest Francis Xavier comes ashore at Kagoshima (Traditional Japanese date: 22 July 1549).
1540
Arequipa, Peru is founded.
1537
Asunción, Paraguay is founded.
1534
Ignatius of Loyola and six classmates take initial vows, leading to the creation of the Society of Jesus in September 1540.
1519
Panama City, Panama is founded.
1517
Seven Portuguese armed vessels led by Fernão Pires de Andrade meet Chinese officials at the Pearl River estuary.
1511
Afonso de Albuquerque of Portugal conquersMalacca, the capital of the Malacca Sultanate.
1483
Pope Sixtus IV consecrates the Sistine Chapel.
1461
The Empire of Trebizond surrenders to the forces of Sultan Mehmed II. This is regarded by some historians as the real end of the Byzantine Empire. Emperor David is exiled and later murdered.
1430
Francesco Sforza, lord of Milan, conquers Lucca.
1309
The city of Rhodes surrenders to the forces of the Knights of St. John, completing their conquest of Rhodes. The knights establish their headquarters on the island and rename themselves the Knights of Rhodes.
1281
Mongol invasion of Japan: The Mongolian fleet of Kublai Khan is destroyed by a "divine wind" for the second time in the Battle of Kōan.
1261
Michael VIII Palaiologos is crowned Byzantine emperor in Constantinople.
1248
The foundation stone of Cologne Cathedral, built to house the relics of the Three Wise Men, is laid. (Construction is eventually completed in 1880.)
1237
The Battle of the Puig takes place in the context of the Spanish Reconquista pitting the forces of the Taifa of Valencia against the Kingdom of Aragon. The battle resulted in an Aragonese victory.
1185
The cave city of Vardzia is consecrated by Queen Tamar of Georgia.
1070
The Pavian-born BenedictineLanfranc is appointed as the new Archbishop of Canterbury in England.
1057
King Macbeth is killed at the Battle of Lumphanan by the forces of Máel Coluim mac Donnchada.
1038
King Stephen I, the first king of Hungary, dies; his nephew, Peter Orseolo, succeeds him.
1018
Byzantine general Eustathios Daphnomeles blinds and captures Ibatzes of Bulgaria by a ruse, thereby ending Bulgarian resistance against Emperor Basil II's conquest of Bulgaria.
982
Holy Roman EmperorOtto II is defeated by the Saracens in the Battle of Capo Colonna, in Calabria
927
The Saracens conquer and destroy Taranto.
805
Noble Erchana of Dahauua grants the Bavarian town of Dachau to the Diocese of Freising
778
The Battle of Roncevaux Pass, at which Roland is killed.
747
Carloman, mayor of the palace of Austrasia, renounces his position as majordomo and retires to a monastery near Rome. His brother Pepin the Short becomes the sole ruler (de facto) of the Frankish Kingdom.
718
Arab-Byzantine wars: Raising of the Second Arab Siege of Constantinople.
717
Arab-Byzantine wars: Maslama ibn Abd al-Malik begins the Second Arab Siege of Constantinople, which will last for nearly a year.
636
Arab-Byzantine wars: The Battle of Yarmouk between Byzantine Empire and Rashidun Caliphate begins.

Births On This Day

1995
Chief Keef, American rapper
1994
Lasse Vigen Christensen, Danish footballer
1994
Kosuke Hagino, Japanese swimmer
1993
Clinton N'Jie, Cameroonian footballer
1993
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, English footballer
1992
Baskaran Adhiban, Indian chess player
1991
Petja Piiroinen, Finnish snowboarder
1990
Jennifer Lawrence, American actress
1989
Joe Jonas, American singer-songwriter
1989
Ryan McGowan, Australian footballer
1989
Jordan Rapana, New Zealand rugby league player
1988
Oussama Assaidi, Moroccan footballer
1987
Ryan D'Imperio, American football player
1987
Michel Kreder, Dutch cyclist
1987
Sean McAllister, English footballer
1983
Siobhan Chamberlain, English association football goalkeeper
1982
Casey Burgener, American weightlifter
1982
Germán Caffa, Argentine footballer
1982
David Harrison, American basketball player
1981
Brendan Hansen, American swimmer
1981
Óliver Pérez, American baseball player
1979
Carl Edwards, American race car driver
1979
Jon Hopkins, English producer and musician
1978
Waleed Aly, Australian journalist and television host
1978
Lilia Podkopayeva, Ukrainian gymnast
1978
Stavros Tziortziopoulos, Greek footballer
1978
Kerri Walsh Jennings, American volleyball player
1977
Martin Biron, Canadian ice hockey player
1977
Anthony Rocca, Australian footballer and coach
1976
Boudewijn Zenden, Dutch footballer and manager
1975
Bertrand Berry, American football player and radio host
1975
Vijay Bharadwaj, Indian cricketer and coach
1975
Brendan Morrison, Canadian ice hockey player
1975
Kara Wolters, American basketball player
1974
Natasha Henstridge, Canadian model and actress
1974
Tomasz Suwary, Polish footballer
1972
Ben Affleck, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1972
Jennifer Alexander, Canadian ballerina (d. 2007)
1971
Adnan Sami, Indian singer, musician, music composer, pianist and actor
1970
Anthony Anderson, American comedian, actor, and producer
1970
Ben Silverman, American actor, producer, and screenwriter, founded Electus Studios
1969
Bernard Fanning, Australian singer-songwriter
1969
Carlos Roa, Argentine footballer
1968
Debra Messing, American actress
1967
Tony Hand, Scottish ice hockey player and coach
1966
Scott Brosius, American baseball player and coach
1966
Dimitris Papadopoulos, Greek basketball player and coach
1965
Rob Thomas, American author, screenwriter, and producer
1964
Jane Ellison, English lawyer and politician
1964
Melinda Gates, American businesswoman and philanthropist, co-founded the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
1963
Alejandro González Iñárritu, Mexican director, producer, and screenwriter
1963
Simon Hart, Welsh soldier and politician
1963
Jack Russell, England cricketer and coach
1962
Tom Colicchio, American chef and author
1962
Rıdvan Dilmen, Turkish footballer and manager
1962
Inês Pedrosa, Portuguese writer
1962
Vilja Savisaar-Toomast, Estonian lawyer and politician
1961
Ed Gillespie, American political strategist
1961
Matt Johnson, English singer-songwriter and musician
1961
Gary Kubiak, American football player and coach
1961
Suhasini Maniratnam, Indian actress and screenwriter
1959
Scott Altman, American captain, pilot, and astronaut
1958
Simon Baron-Cohen, English-Canadian psychiatrist and author
1958
Craig MacTavish, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1958
Simple Kapadia, Indian actress and costume designer (d. 2009)
1958
Victor Shenderovich, Russian journalist and radio host
1957
Željko Ivanek, Slovenian-American actor
1956
Lorraine Desmarais, Canadian pianist and composer
1956
Freedom Neruda, Ivorian journalist
1956
Robert Syms, English businessman and politician
1954
Stieg Larsson, Swedish journalist and author (d. 2004)
1953
Carol Thatcher, English journalist and author
1953
Mark Thatcher, English businessman
1953
Wolfgang Hohlbein, German author
1952
Chuck Burgi, American drummer
1951
Ann Biderman, American screenwriter and producer
1951
Bobby Caldwell, American singer-songwriter
1951
John Childs, English cricketer
1950
Tommy Aldridge, American drummer
1950
Tom Kelly, American baseball player
1950
Anne, Princess Royal of the United Kingdom
1948
Patsy Gallant, Canadian singer-songwriter and actress
1948
Tom Johnston, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1946
Jimmy Webb, American singer-songwriter and pianist
1945
Khaleda Zia, Bangladeshi politician, 9th Prime Minister of Bangladesh
1944
Dimitris Sioufas, Greek lawyer and politician, Greek Minister of Health
1943
Eileen Bell, Northern Irish civil servant and politician, 2nd Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly
1942
Pete York, English rock drummer
1941
Jim Brothers, American sculptor (d. 2013)
1941
Don Rich, American country musician (The Buckaroos) (d. 1974)
1940
Gudrun Ensslin, German militant leader, founded Red Army Faction (d. 1977)
1938
Stephen Breyer, American lawyer and judge
1938
Stix Hooper, American jazz drummer (The Crusaders)
1938
Pran Kumar Sharma, Indian cartoonist (d. 2014)
1938
Maxine Waters, American educator and politician
1938
Janusz Zajdel, Polish engineer and author (d. 1985)
1936
Rita Shane, American soprano and educator (d. 2014)
1935
Jim Dale, English actor, narrator, singer, director, and composer
1935
Régine Deforges, French author, playwright, and director (d. 2014)
1934
Bobby Byrd, American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2007)
1934
Reginald Scarlett, Jamaican cricketer and coach
1933
Bobby Helms, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1997)
1933
Stanley Milgram, American social psychologist (d. 1984)
1933
Mike Seeger, American folk musician and folklorist (d. 2009)
1932
Abby Dalton, American actress
1932
Johan Steyn, Baron Steyn, South African-English lawyer and judge
1931
Ernest C. Brace, American captain and pilot (d. 2014)
1931
Richard F. Heck, American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2015)
1928
Carl Joachim Classen, German scholar and academic (d. 2013)
1928
Malcolm Glazer, American businessman (d. 2014)
1928
Nicolas Roeg, English director and cinematographer (d. 2018)
1927
Eddie Leadbeater, English cricketer (d. 2011)
1927
Oliver Popplewell, English cricketer and judge
1926
Julius Katchen, American pianist and composer (d. 1969)
1926
Sami Michael, Iraqi-Israeli author and playwright
1926
John Silber, American philosopher and academic (d. 2012)
1926
Konstantinos Stephanopoulos, Greek lawyer and politician, 6th President of Greece (d. 2016)
1925
Mike Connors, American actor and producer (d. 2017)
1925
Rose Maddox, American singer-songwriter and fiddle player (d. 1998)
1925
Oscar Peterson, Canadian pianist and composer (d. 2007)
1925
Bill Pinkney, American singer (The Drifters) (d. 2007)
1925
Erik Schmidt, Swedish-Estonian painter and author (d. 2014)
1924
Robert Bolt, English playwright and screenwriter (d. 1995)
1924
Hedy Epstein, German-American Holocaust survivor and activist (d. 2016)
1924
Yoshirō Muraki, Japanese production designer, art director, and fashion designer (d. 2009)
1924
Phyllis Schlafly, American lawyer, writer, and political activist (d. 2016)
1923
Rose Marie, American actress and singer (d. 2017)
1922
Leonard Baskin, American sculptor and illustrator (d. 2000)
1922
Giorgos Mouzakis, Greek trumpet player and composer (d. 2005)
1922
Sabino Barinaga, Spanish footballer and manager (d. 1988)
1921
August Kowalczyk, Polish actor and director (d. 2012)
1920
Judy Cassab, Austrian-Australian painter (d. 2008)
1919
Huntz Hall, American actor (d. 1999)
1919
Benedict Kiely, Irish journalist and author (d. 2007)
1917
Jack Lynch, Irish footballer and politician, 5th Taoiseach of Ireland (d. 1999)
1917
Óscar Romero, Salvadoran archbishop (d. 1980)
1916
Aleks Çaçi, Albanian journalist and author (d. 1989)
1915
Signe Hasso, Swedish-American actress (d. 2002)
1914
Paul Rand, American graphic designer and art director (d. 1996)
1912
Julia Child, American chef and author (d. 2004)
1912
Wendy Hiller, English actress (d. 2003)
1909
Hugo Winterhalter, American composer and bandleader (d. 1973)
1904
George Klein, Canadian inventor, invented the motorized wheelchair (d. 1992)
1902
Jan Campert, Dutch journalist and critic (d. 1943)
1901
Arnulfo Arias Madrid, 21st president of the republic of Panamá (d. 1988)
1901
Pyotr Novikov, Russian mathematician and theorist (d. 1975)
1900
Estelle Brody, American silent film actress (d. 1995)
1900
Jack Tworkov, Polish-American painter and educator (d. 1982)
1898
Jan Brzechwa, Polish author and poet (d. 1966)
1896
Gerty Cori, Czech-American biochemist and physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1957)
1896
Catherine Doherty, Russian-Canadian activist, founded the Madonna House Apostolate (d. 1985)
1896
Paul Outerbridge, American photographer and educator (d. 1958)
1893
Leslie Comrie, New Zealand astronomer and academic (d. 1950)
1892
Louis de Broglie, French physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1987)
1892
Abraham Wachner, New Zealand politician, 35th Mayor of Invercargill (d. 1950)
1890
Jacques Ibert, French composer and educator (d. 1962)
1886
Bill Whitty, Australian cricketer (d. 1974)
1885
Edna Ferber, American novelist, short story writer, and playwright (d. 1968)
1883
Ivan Meštrović, Croatian sculptor and architect (d. 1962)
1882
Marion Bauer, American composer and critic (d. 1955)
1882
Gisela Richter, English archaeologist and art historian (d. 1972)
1881
Alfred Wagenknecht, German-American activist and politician (d. 1956)
1879
Ethel Barrymore, American actress (d. 1959)
1877
Tachiyama Mineemon, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 22nd Yokozuna (d. 1941)
1876
Stylianos Gonatas, Greek colonel and politician, 111th Prime Minister of Greece (d. 1966)
1875
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, English pianist, violinist, and composer (d. 1912)
1873
Ramaprasad Chanda, Indian archaeologist and historian (d. 1942)
1872
Sri Aurobindo, Indian guru, poet, and philosopher (d. 1950)
1866
Italo Santelli, Italian fencer (d. 1945)
1865
Mikao Usui, Japanese spiritual leader, founded Reiki (d. 1926)
1863
Aleksey Krylov, Russian mathematician and engineer (d. 1945)
1860
Florence Harding, American publisher, 31st First Lady of the United States (d. 1924)
1859
Charles Comiskey, American baseball player and manager (d. 1931)
1858
E. Nesbit, English author and poet (d. 1924)
1857
Albert Ballin, German businessman (d. 1918)
1856
Keir Hardie, Scottish politician and trade unionist (d. 1915)
1845
Walter Crane, English artist and book illustrator (d. 1915)
1844
Thomas-Alfred Bernier, Canadian journalist, lawyer, and politician (d. 1908)
1839
Antonín Petrof, Czech piano maker (d. 1915)
1824
John Chisum, American businessman (d. 1884)
1807
Jules Grévy, French lawyer and politician, 4th President of the French Republic (d. 1891)
1798
Sangolli Rayanna, Indian warrior (d. 1831)
1787
Eliza Lee Cabot Follen, American writer, editor, abolitionist (d. 1860)
1785
Thomas De Quincey, English journalist and author (d. 1859)
1771
Walter Scott, Scottish novelist, playwright, and poet (d. 1832)
1769
Napoleon, French general and emperor (d. 1821)
1740
Matthias Claudius, German poet and author (d. 1815)
1736
Johann Christoph Kellner, German organist and composer (d. 1803)
1717
Blind Jack, English engineer (d. 1810)
1702
Francesco Zuccarelli, Italian painter and Royal Academician (d. 1788)
1652
John Grubb, American politician (d. 1708)
1615
Marie de Lorraine, duchess of Guise (d. 1688)
1613
Gilles Ménage, French lawyer, philologist, and scholar (d. 1692)
1608
Henry Howard, 22nd Earl of Arundel, English politician (d. 1652)
1607
Herman IV, landgrave of Hesse-Rotenburg (d. 1658)
1589
Gabriel Báthory, Prince of Transylvania (d. 1613)
1575
Bartol Kašić, Croatian linguist and lexicographer (d. 1650)
1507
George III, Prince of Anhalt-Dessau, German prince (d. 1553)
1455
George, duke of Bavaria (d. 1503)
1432
Luigi Pulci, Italian poet (d. 1484)
1402
Humphrey Stafford, 1st Duke of Buckingham, English commander (d. 1460)
1385
Richard de Vere, 11th Earl of Oxford, English commander (d. 1417)
1195
Anthony of Padua, Portuguese priest and saint (d. 1231)
1171
Alfonso IX, king of León and Galicia (d. 1230)
1013
Teishi, empress of Japan (d. 1094)

Deaths On This Day

2017
Gunnar Birkerts, Latvian-American architect (b. 1925)
2015
Julian Bond, American academic and politician (b. 1940)
2015
Hamid Gul, Pakistani general (b. 1936)
2014
Licia Albanese, Italian-American soprano and actress (b. 1909)
2013
Rosalía Mera, Spanish businesswoman, co-founded Inditex and Zara (b. 1944)
2013
Sławomir Mrożek, Polish-French author and playwright (b. 1930)
2013
Marich Man Singh Shrestha, Nepali politician, 28th Prime Minister of Nepal (b. 1942)
2012
Bob Birch, American bass player and saxophonist (b. 1956)
2012
Altamiro Carrilho, Brazilian flute player and composer (b. 1924)
2012
Harry Harrison, American author and illustrator (b. 1925)
2011
Rick Rypien, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1984)
2008
Vic Toweel, South African-Australian boxer (b. 1929)
2008
Jerry Wexler, American journalist and producer (b. 1917)
2007
Richard Bradshaw, English conductor and director (b. 1944)
2007
John Gofman, American biologist, chemist, and physicist (b. 1918)
2007
Geoffrey Orbell, New Zealand physician (b. 1908)
2007
Sam Pollock, Canadian businessman (b. 1925)
2006
Te Atairangikaahu, New Zealand queen (b. 1931)
2006
Rick Bourke, Australian rugby league player (b. 1955)
2006
Coenraad Bron, Dutch computer scientist and academic (b. 1937)
2006
Faas Wilkes, Dutch footballer and manager (b. 1923)
2005
Bendapudi Venkata Satyanarayana, Indian dermatologist and academic (b. 1927)
2004
Sune Bergström, Swedish biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1916)
2004
Amarsinh Chaudhary, Indian politician, 8th Chief Minister of Gujarat (b. 1941)
2001
Yavuz Çetin, Turkish singer-songwriter (b. 1970)
2001
Richard Chelimo, Kenyan runner (b. 1972)
2001
Kateryna Yushchenko, Ukrainian computer scientist and academic (b. 1919)
1999
Hugh Casson, English architect and interior designer (b. 1910)
1997
Ida Gerhardt, Dutch poet and educator (b. 1905)
1995
John Cameron Swayze, American journalist and actor (b. 1906)
1994
Wout Wagtmans, Dutch cyclist (b. 1929)
1992
Linda Laubenstein, American physician and academic (b. 1947)
1990
Viktor Tsoi, Russian musician and actor (b. 1962)
1989
Minoru Genda, Japanese general, pilot, and politician (b. 1904)
1989
Thrasyvoulos Tsakalotos, Greek general and diplomat (b. 1897)
1982
Ernie Bushmiller, American cartoonist (b. 1905)
1982
Jock Taylor, Scottish motorcycle sidecar racer (b. 1954)
1982
Hugo Theorell, Swedish biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1903)
1981
Carol Ryrie Brink, American author (b. 1895)
1981
Jørgen Løvset, Norwegian gynaecologist and academic (b. 1896)
1975
Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Bengali politician, 1st President of Bangladesh (b. 1920)
1975
Clay Shaw, American businessman (b. 1913)
1975
Harun Karadeniz, Turkish political activist and author (b. 1942)
1971
Paul Lukas, Hungarian-American actor (b. 1887)
1967
René Magritte, Belgian painter (b. 1898)
1962
Lei Feng, Chinese soldier (b. 1940)
1953
Ludwig Prandtl, German physicist and engineer (b. 1875)
1951
Artur Schnabel, Polish pianist and composer (b. 1882)
1945
Korechika Anami, Japanese general and politician, 54th Japanese Minister of the Army (b. 1887)
1945
Fred Hockley, English lieutenant and pilot (b. 1923)
1942
Mahadev Desai, Indian activist and author (b. 1892)
1936
Grazia Deledda, Italian novelist and poet, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1871)
1935
Wiley Post, American pilot (b. 1898)
1935
Will Rogers, American actor, comedian, and screenwriter (b. 1879)
1935
Paul Signac, French painter and author (b. 1863)
1928
Anatole von Hügel, Italian ethnologist and academic, co-founded St Edmund's College, Cambridge (b. 1854)
1925
Konrad Mägi, Estonian painter and educator (b. 1878)
1917
Thomas J. Higgins, American sergeant, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1831)
1909
Euclides da Cunha, Brazilian sociologist and journalist (b. 1866)
1907
Joseph Joachim, Hungarian violinist, composer, and conductor (b. 1831)
1859
Nathaniel Claiborne, American farmer and politician (b. 1777)
1852
Johan Gadolin, Finnish chemist, physicist, and mineralogist (b. 1760)
1799
Giuseppe Parini, Italian poet and author (b. 1729)
1758
Pierre Bouguer, French mathematician, geophysicist, and astronomer (b. 1698)
1728
Marin Marais, French viol player and composer (b. 1656)
1714
Constantin Brâncoveanu, Romanian prince (b. 1654)
1666
Johann Adam Schall von Bell, German missionary and astronomer (b. 1591)
1621
John Barclay, Scottish poet and author (b. 1582)
1594
Thomas Kyd, English playwright (b. 1558)
1552
Hermann of Wied, German archbishop (b. 1477)
1528
Odet of Foix, Viscount of Lautrec, French general (b. 1485)
1507
John V, Duke of Saxe-Lauenburg (b. 1439)
1506
Alexander Agricola, Flemish composer (b. c. 1445)
1496
Infanta Isabella of Portugal, Queen of Castile and León (b. 1428)
1399
Ide Pedersdatter Falk, Danish noblewoman (b. 1358)
1388
Adalbertus Ranconis de Ericinio, Bohemian theologian and rector of the University of Paris (b. circa 1320)
1369
Philippa of Hainault, Queen consort of Edward III of England (b. 1314)
1328
Yesün Temür, emperor of the Yuan Dynasty (b. 1293)
1275
Lorenzo Tiepolo, Doge of Venice
1274
Robert de Sorbon, French theologian and educator, founded the College of Sorbonne (b. 1201)
1257
Saint Hyacinth of Poland
1224
Marie of France, Duchess of Brabant (b. 1198)
1196
Conrad II, Duke of Swabia (b. 1173)
1118
Alexios I Komnenos, Byzantine emperor (b. 1048)
1057
Macbeth, King of Scotland
1038
Stephen I, Hungarian king (b. 975)
1022
Nikephoros Phokas Barytrachelos, Byzantine rebel
986
Minnborinus, Irish missionary and abbot
978
Li Yu, ruler ('king') of Southern Tang
932
Ma Xisheng, Chinese governor and king (b. 899)
912
Han Jian, Chinese warlord (b. 855)
874
Altfrid, bishop of Hildesheim
873
Yi Zong, Chinese emperor (b. 833)
778
Roland, Frankish military leader
767
Abu Hanifa, Iraqi scholar and educator (b. 699)
465
Libius Severus, Roman emperor (b. 420)
423
Honorius, Roman emperor (b. 384)
398
Lan Han, official of the Xianbei state Lan Yan

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