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On This Day in History:  August 16

August 16 is the 228th day of the year (229th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 137 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2019
Arkansas woman becomes millionaire after second time playing lottery. A 28-year-old Arkansas woman, who only has played the lottery twice, Thursday claimed a lottery prize of $1 million.
2016
Committee hears pros and cons of Alabama lottery. Bills to call for a constitutional amendment to establish a state lottery were debated this morning in an Alabama Senate committee.
2016
Trio charged in lottery ticket theft plead not guilty. An Iowa woman, her boyfriend, and her mother have all plead not guilty to charges of stealing a winning scratch lottery ticket and working together to attempt to claim the prize.
2015
Florida couple duped by lottery scammers. An elderly Golden Gate, Florida, couple told deputies they were swindled out of a large amount of cash Thursday by two people who promised to share lottery winnings with them.
2012
$337 million Powerball jackpot ticket sold at gas station in small Michigan city. A gas station in a small Michigan city is buzzing with excitement after the state lottery announced Thursday that a $337 million jackpot-winning Powerball ticket was sold there.
2011
Workers win the lottery one day after being laid off. A group of employees at an Ottawa manufacturing plant say they won the $7 million Lotto 6/49 prize Wednesday, the same day their company announced massive layoffs.
2011
Casino says no way to $62 million slot machine payout. When an Austrian man won a slot machine jackpot of nearly 43 million euros, the casino refused to pay because they claim a malfunctioning computer chip is responsible for the supposed faulty display.
2011
Virginia man claims $107M Mega Millions jackpot. A 25-year old McLean, Virginia, man won the third-largest lottery jackpot in Virginia state history and his use of Facebook is partly the reason for his riches.
2010
N.C. Lottery director quits. Tom Shaheen, who has headed the North Carolina Education Lottery since its inception four years ago, has resigned his post to take a job with a company involved in the sale of lottery tickets through ATMs.
2009
Powerball lottery jackpot increased to $245M. There was no jackpot winner in the Saturday night drawing of the muilti-state Powerball game, causing the grand prize to increase to an estimated $245 million for Wednesday's drawing.
2008
Man chooses wrong lottery numbers and wins jackpot. A man who has played the same birthday numbers for years marked the wrong number on his playslip, and that mistake won him a $3 million jackpot.
2006
Former BETonSPORTS CEO Carruthers freed on bond. David Carruthers, the former chief executive of indicted online gaming company BETonSPORTS Plc, was freed on Wednesday on $1 million bond with strict curbs on his movements.
2006
Oklahoma Lottery sees summer sales drop. Oklahoma Lottery sales have been lower than expected this summer, but Powerball play remained strong, the executive director of the Oklahoma Lottery Commission said Tuesday.
2006
N.C. lottery announces dates for pick 3, pick 5. The state lottery announced this morning the dates for the start of its next two major games -- Pick 3 and Pick 5 numbers games.
2006
UK Lottery computer glitch eliminated the number '9'. Thousands of United Kingdom Lottery players have been given free draw entries to make up for technical problems with computer-generated ticket numbers.
2006
Florida lottery backs GTECH-Lottomatica deal. The Florida lottery has agreed to the planned takeover of U.S. lottery operator GTECH Holdings Corp by Italy's Lottomatica, Lottomatica said on Wednesday.
2006
Texas Lottery accuses GTECH of bribery. Texas Lottery officials have leveled international bribery accusations against GTECH, the international lottery services company that enjoys a lucrative contract with the state of Texas.
2005
CT Lottery looking for $4.9 million winner. One lucky Connecticut Classic Lotto player won the $4.9 million jackpot Friday, but hasn't yet stepped forward to claim the prize.
2005
Connecticut likely to stick with Powerball. Connecticut gaming officials are ready to approve changes to the Powerball lottery, including steeper odds and back-loaded jackpot payments, despite concerns raised last month by Gov. M. Jodi Rell.
2005
N.D. Lottery chief says gas price might hurt lottery sales. Higher gasoline prices appear to be slowing lottery ticket sales, the North Dakota lottery director says.
2005
Texas Lottery considering guaranteed jackpots. Texas Lottery officials are considering guaranteed jackpots to help avoid inflated estimates like the one in June that prompted a consumer complaint to the state attorney general and cost the agency director his job.
2004
Deadline approaches for $4.7 million lottery prize. Hoosier Lottery officials say time is running out for the winner of a $4.7 million lottery prize to come forward.
2004
Mega Millions Jackpot Swells To $42 Million. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery grew to $42 million Saturday.
2004
Minnesota Powerball winner may appear today. A single jackpot-winning Powerball ticket worth up to $98.7 million was sold in Minnesota; it was the second time in the past two months a big winner was sold there.
2004
Lottery issue low-key in race for N.C. governor. Even though the the North Carolina gubernatorial candidates have starkly differing views on the lottery, each candidate has their reasons for keeping the topic low-key.
2004
UK Lottery faces shortfall. Camelot faces a £500m shortfall in the money it raises for good causes because of the long-term decline in lottery sales, a former official of the game's regulator has warned.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$432.5 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 16, 2017
2.$259.9 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 19, 2009
3.€147.81 Million
US$211.79 Million
Draw Date
Aug 22, 2009
4.$210 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 18, 2007
5.$170 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 18, 2009
6.$160 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 19, 2014
7.$149 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 17, 2019
8.$148 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 17, 2007
9.€123.8 Million
US$139.48 Million
Draw Date
Aug 16, 2016
10.$128 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 18, 2001
11.€99 Million
US$113 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Aug 17, 2018
12.€74 Million
US$105.86 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Aug 21, 2009
13.€95 Million
US$104.74 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Aug 18, 2020
14.€69 Million
US$102.26 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Aug 22, 2008
15.$94 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 17, 2016
16.€70 Million
US$93.34 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Aug 16, 2013
17.€84 Million
US$93.17 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Aug 16, 2019
18.$88 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 17, 2018
19.$86 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 17, 2010
20.€75 Million
US$83.19 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Aug 16, 2019
21.$81 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 19, 2008
22.$80 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 19, 2015
23.€53 Million
US$76.28 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Aug 16, 2011
24.$72 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 16, 2003
25.€54 Million
US$71.98 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Aug 19, 2014

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1993
Monday, Aug 16, 1993
27 years old
1981
Sunday, Aug 16, 1981
39 years old
1973
Thursday, Aug 16, 1973
47 years old
1972
Wednesday, Aug 16, 1972
48 years old
1964
Sunday, Aug 16, 1964
56 years old
1964
Sunday, Aug 16, 1964
56 years old
1961
Wednesday, Aug 16, 1961
59 years old
1958
Saturday, Aug 16, 1958
62 years old
1958
Saturday, Aug 16, 1958
62 years old
1958
Saturday, Aug 16, 1958
62 years old
1956
Thursday, Aug 16, 1956
64 years old
1954
Monday, Aug 16, 1954
66 years old
1953
Sunday, Aug 16, 1953
67 years old
1950
Wednesday, Aug 16, 1950
70 years old
1945
Thursday, Aug 16, 1945
75 years old
(year not provided)
(year not provided)

Worldwide Events On This Day

2017
The Minamata Convention on Mercury enters in force.
2015
More than 96 people are killed and hundreds injured following a series of air-raids by the Syrian Arab Air Force on the rebel-held market town of Douma.
2013
The ferry St. Thomas Aquinas collides with a cargo ship and sinks at Cebu, Philippines, killing 61 people with 59 others missing.
2012
South African police fatally shoot 34 miners and wound 78 more during an industrial dispute at Marikana near Rustenburg.
2008
The Trump International Hotel and Tower in Chicago is topped off at 1,389 feet (423 m), at the time becoming the world's highest residence above ground-level.
2005
West Caribbean Airways Flight 708, a McDonnell Douglas MD-82, crashes in Venezuela, killing all 160 people on board.
1989
A solar particle event affects computers at the Toronto Stock Exchange, forcing a halt to trading.
1987
Northwest Airlines Flight 255, a McDonnell Douglas MD-82, crashes after take off in Detroit, Michigan, killing 154 of the 155 on board, plus two people on the ground.
1972
In an unsuccessful coup d'étatattempt, the Royal Moroccan Air Force fires upon Hassan II of Morocco's plane while he is traveling back to Rabat.
1966
Vietnam War: The House Un-American Activities Committee begins investigations of Americans who have aided the Viet Cong. The committee intends to introduce legislation making these activities illegal. Anti-war demonstrators disrupt the meeting and 50 people are arrested.
1964
Vietnam War: A coup d'état replaces Dương Văn Minh with General Nguyễn Khánh as President of South Vietnam. A new constitution is established with aid from the U.S. Embassy.
1962
Eight years after the remaining French India territories were handed to India, the ratifications of the treaty are exchanged to make the transfer official.
1962
Pete Best is discharged from The Beatles, to be replaced two days later by Ringo Starr.
1960
Cyprus gains its independence from the United Kingdom.
1960
Joseph Kittinger parachutes from a balloon over New Mexico at 102,800 feet (31,300 m), setting three records that held until 2012: High-altitude jump, free fall, and highest speed by a human without an aircraft.
1954
The first issue of Sports Illustrated is published.
1946
Mass riots in Kolkata begin; more than 4,000 people would be killed in 72 hours.
1946
The All Hyderabad Trade Union Congress is founded in Secunderabad.
1945
The National Representatives' Congress, the precursor of the current National Assembly of Vietnam, convenes in Sơn Dương.
1944
First flight of a jet with forward-swept wings, the Junkers Ju 287.
1942
World War II: A naval L-class blimp drifts in from the Pacific and eventually crashes in Daly City, California. The two-man crew cannot be found.
1930
The first color sound cartoon, Fiddlesticks, is released by Ub Iwerks.
1930
The first British Empire Games were opened in Hamilton, Ontario by the Governor General of Canada, the Viscount Willingdon.
1929
The 1929 Palestine riots break out in Mandatory Palestine between Palestinian Arabs and Jews and continue until the end of the month. In total, 133 Jews and 116 Arabs are killed.
1927
The Dole Air Race begins from Oakland, California, to Honolulu, Hawaii, during which six out of the eight participating planes crash or disappear.
1923
The United Kingdom gives the name "Ross Dependency" to part of its claimed Antarctic territory and makes the Governor-General of the Dominion of New Zealand its administrator.
1920
Ray Chapman of the Cleveland Indians is hit on the head by a fastball thrown by Carl Mays of the New York Yankees, and dies early the next day. Chapman was the second player to die from injuries sustained in a Major League Baseball game, the first being Doc Powers in 1909.
1920
The congress of the Communist Party of Bukhara opens. The congress would call for armed revolution.
1920
Polish-Soviet War: The Battle of Radzymin concludes; the Soviet Red Army is forced to turn away from Warsaw.
1918
The Battle of Lake Baikal was fought between the Czechoslovak Legion and the Red Army.
1916
The Migratory Bird Treaty between Canada and the United States is signed.
1913
Tōhoku Imperial University of Japan (modern day Tohoku University) becomes the first university in Japan to admit female students.
1913
Completion of the Royal NavybattlecruiserHMS Queen Mary.
1906
The 8.2 MwValparaíso earthquake hits central Chile, killing 3,882 people.
1900
The Battle of Elands River during the Second Boer War ends after a 13-day siege is lifted by the British. The battle had begun when a force of between 2,000 and 3,000 Boers had surrounded a force of 500 Australians, Rhodesians, Canadians and British soldiers at a supply dump at Brakfontein Drift.
1896
Skookum Jim Mason, George Carmack and Dawson Charlie discover gold in a tributary of the Klondike River in Canada, setting off the Klondike Gold Rush.
1891
The Basilica of San Sebastian, Manila, the first all-steel church in Asia, is officially inaugurated and blessed.
1870
Franco-Prussian War: The Battle of Mars-la-Tour is fought, resulting in a Prussian victory.
1869
Battle of Acosta Ñu: A Paraguayan battalion made up of children is massacred by the Brazilian Army during the Paraguayan War.
1863
The Dominican Restoration War begins when Gregorio Luperón raises the Dominican flag in Santo Domingo after Spain had recolonized the country.
1859
The Grand Duchy of Tuscany formally deposes the exiled House of Lorraine.
1858
U.S. President James Buchanan inaugurates the new transatlantic telegraph cable by exchanging greetings with Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom. However, a weak signal forces a shutdown of the service in a few weeks.
1841
U.S. PresidentJohn Tyler vetoes a bill which called for the re-establishment of the Second Bank of the United States. Enraged Whig Party members riot outside the White House in the most violent demonstration on White House grounds in U.S. history.
1819
Peterloo Massacre: Seventeen people die and over 600 are injured in cavalry charges at a public meeting at St. Peter's Field, Manchester, England.
1812
War of 1812: American General William Hull surrenders Fort Detroitwithout a fight to the British Army.
1793
French Revolution: A levée en masse is decreed by the National Convention.
1792
Maximilien de Robespierre presents the petition of the Commune of Paris to the Legislative Assembly, which demanded the formation of a revolutionary tribunal.
1780
American Revolutionary War: Battle of Camden: The British defeat the Americans near Camden, South Carolina.
1777
American Revolutionary War: The Americans led by General John Stark rout British and Brunswick troops under Friedrich Baum at the Battle of Bennington in Walloomsac, New York.
1652
Battle of Plymouth: Inconclusive naval action between the fleets of Michiel de Ruyter and George Ayscue in the First Anglo-Dutch War.
1513
Battle of the Spurs (Battle of Guinegate): King Henry VIII of England and his Imperial allies defeat French Forces who are then forced to retreat.
1328
The House of Gonzaga seizes power in the Duchy of Mantua, and will rule until 1708.
963
Nikephoros II Phokas is crowned emperor of the Byzantine Empire.
1 BC
Wang Mang consolidates his power and is declared marshal of state. Emperor Ai of Han, who had died the previous day, had no heirs.

Births On This Day

1999
Karen Chen, American figure skater
1997
Greyson Chance, American musician
1996
Caeleb Dressel, American swimmer
1993
Cameron Monaghan, American actor and model
1992
Diego Schwartzman, Argentinian tennis player
1991
José Eduardo de Araújo, Brazilian footballer
1990
Godfrey Oboabona, Nigerian footballer
1989
Wang Hao, Chinese race walker
1989
Moussa Sissoko, French footballer
1988
Ismaïl Aissati, Moroccan footballer
1987
Carey Price, Canadian ice hockey player
1987
Eri Kitamura, Japanese voice actress and singer.
1986
Yu Darvish, Japanese baseball player
1985
Cristin Milioti, American actress
1984
Matteo Anesi, Italian speed skater
1984
Didier Cuche, Swiss skier
1984
Candice Dupree, American basketball player
1984
Konstantin Vassiljev, Estonian footballer
1983
Nikolaos Zisis, Greek basketball player
1982
Joleon Lescott, English footballer
1981
Roque Santa Cruz, Paraguayan footballer
1980
Emerson Ramos Borges, Brazilian footballer
1980
Vanessa Carlton, American singer-songwriter and pianist
1980
Bob Hardy, English bass player (Franz Ferdinand)
1980
Piet Rooijakkers, Dutch cyclist
1979
Paul Gallacher, Scottish footballer
1979
Eduardo Maiorino, Brazilian mixed martial artist and kick-boxer (d. 2012)
1979
Ian Moran, Australian cricketer
1977
Pavel Královec, Czech football referee
1975
Didier Agathe, French footballer
1975
Jonatan Johansson, Finnish footballer, coach, and manager
1975
Pantelis Konstantinidis, Greek footballer
1975
George Stults, American model and actor
1975
Álvaro Tardáguila, Uruguayan cyclist
1975
Taika Waititi, New Zealand director, screenwriter and actor
1974
Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Guyanese cricketer
1974
Krisztina Egerszegi, Hungarian swimmer
1974
Iván Hurtado, Ecuadorian footballer and politician
1973
Damian Jackson, American baseball player
1972
Frankie Boyle, Scottish comedian and television host
1972
Stan Lazaridis, Australian footballer
1972
Emily Robison, American singer-songwriter and banjo player
1971
Stefan Klos, German footballer
1970
Bonnie Bernstein, American journalist and sportscaster
1970
Saif Ali Khan, Indian actor and producer
1970
Manisha Koirala, Indian actress
1968
Mateja Svet, Slovenian skier
1968
Wolfgang Tillmans, German photographer
1968
Arvind Kejriwal, Indian civil servant and politician, 7th Chief Minister of Delhi
1967
Mark Coyne, Australian rugby league player
1967
Ulrika Jonsson, Swedish journalist, actress, and author
1966
Eddie Olczyk, American ice hockey player, coach, and commentator
1964
Jimmy Arias, American tennis player and sportscaster
1964
Nigel Redman, English rugby player
1964
Barry Venison, English footballer and journalist
1963
Aloísio Pires Alves, Brazilian footballer and manager
1963
Christine Cavanaugh, American voice artist (d. 2014)
1962
Steve Carell, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1961
Christian Okoye, American football player
1961
Angela Smith, English academic and politician
1960
Rosita Baltazar, Belizean choreographer, dancer, and dance instructor (d. 2015)
1960
Timothy Hutton, American actor, producer and director
1960
Franz Welser-Möst, Austrian-American conductor and director
1959
Marc Sergeant, Belgian cyclist and manager
1958
Madonna, American singer-songwriter, producer, actress, and director
1958
Angela Bassett, American actress
1958
José Luis Clerc, Argentinian tennis player and coach
1958
Oscar Collodo, Swiss-Italian rugby player and coach
1958
Diane Dodds, Northern Irish educator and politician
1957
Laura Innes, American actress and director
1957
R. R. Patil, Indian lawyer and politician, Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra (d. 2015)
1956
Vahan Hovhannisyan, Armenian soldier and politician (d. 2014)
1955
James Reilly, Irish surgeon and politician, Minister for Children and Youth Affairs
1954
James Cameron, Canadian director, producer, and screenwriter
1954
George Galloway, Scottish-English politician and broadcaster
1953
Kathie Lee Gifford, American talk show host, singer, and actress
1953
James "J.T." Taylor, American R&B singer-songwriter
1951
Umaru Musa Yar'Adua, Nigerian businessman and politician, 13th President of Nigeria (d. 2010)
1950
Hasely Crawford, Trinidadian runner
1950
Jeff Thomson, Australian cricketer
1950
Naseeruddin Shah, Indian film and stage actor and director.
1949
Scott Asheton, American drummer (d. 2014)
1949
Paul Pasqualoni, American football player and coach
1949
Bill Spooner, American guitarist and songwriter (The Tubes)
1948
Earl Blumenauer, American politician, U.S. Representative from Oregon
1948
Barry Hay, Indian-born Dutch rock musician (Golden Earring)
1948
Mike Jorgensen, American baseball player and manager
1948
Pierre Reid, Canadian educator and politician
1948
Joey Spampinato, American singer-songwriter and bass player (NRBQ)
1947
Carol Moseley Braun, American lawyer and politician, United States Ambassador to New Zealand
1947
Katharine Hamnett, English fashion designer
1946
Masoud Barzani, Iranian-Kurdish politician, President of Iraqi Kurdistan
1946
Lesley Ann Warren, American actress
1945
Bob Balaban, American actor, director, and producer
1945
Russell Brookes, English race car driver
1945
Suzanne Farrell, American ballerina and educator
1945
Gary Loizzo, American guitarist, singer, recording engineer, and record producer (d. 2016)
1945
Nigel Terry, British stage and film actor (d. 2015)
1944
Kevin Ayers, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2013)
1943
Woody Peoples, American football player (d. 2010)
1942
Lesley Turner Bowrey, Australian tennis player
1942
Barbara George, American R&B singer-songwriter (d. 2006)
1942
Robert Squirrel Lester, American soul singer (The Chi-Lites) (d. 2010)
1940
Bruce Beresford, Australian director and producer
1939
Seán Brady, Irish cardinal
1939
Trevor McDonald, Trinidadian-English journalist and academic
1939
Billy Joe Shaver, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1939
Eric Weissberg, American singer, banjo player, and multi-instrumentalist
1937
David Anderson, Canadian journalist, lawyer, and politician
1937
David Behrman, American composer and producer
1937
Ian Deans, Canadian politician (d. 2016)
1937
Boris Rõtov, Estonian chess player (d. 1987)
1936
Anita Gillette, American actress and singer
1936
Alan Hodgkinson, English footballer and coach (d. 2015)
1935
Cliff Fletcher, Canadian businessman
1935
Andreas Stamatiadis, Greek footballer and coach
1934
Donnie Dunagan, American actor and soldier
1934
Diana Wynne Jones, English author (d. 2011)
1934
Ketty Lester, American singer and actress
1934
Pierre Richard, French actor, director, and screenwriter
1934
John Standing, English actor
1934
Dave Thomas, English-Welsh golfer and architect (d. 2013)
1934
Sam Trimble, Australian cricketer
1933
Reiner Kunze, German poet and translator
1933
Tom Maschler, English author and publisher
1933
Julie Newmar, American actress
1933
Stuart Roosa, American colonel, pilot, and astronaut (d. 1994)
1930
Robert Culp, American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2010)
1930
Frank Gifford, American football player, sportscaster, and actor (d. 2015)
1930
Leslie Manigat, Haitian educator and politician, 43rd President of Haiti (d. 2014)
1929
Bill Evans, American pianist and composer (d. 1980)
1929
Helmut Rahn, German footballer (d. 2003)
1929
Fritz Von Erich, American wrestler and trainer (d. 1997)
1928
Ann Blyth, American actress and singer
1928
Eydie Gormé, American singer (d. 2013)
1928
Ara Güler, Turkish photographer and journalist
1928
Eddie Kirkland, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2011)
1928
Wyatt Tee Walker, American pastor, theologian, and activist (d. 2018)
1927
Lois Nettleton, American actress (d. 2008)
1925
Willie Jones, American baseball player (d. 1983)
1925
Mal Waldron, American pianist and composer (d. 2002)
1924
Fess Parker, American actor (d. 2010)
1924
Inez Voyce, American baseball player
1923
Millôr Fernandes, Brazilian journalist and playwright (d. 2012)
1922
James Casey, English comedian, radio scriptwriter and producer (d. 2011)
1922
Ernie Freeman, American pianist and bandleader (d. 2001)
1920
Charles Bukowski, German-American poet, novelist, and short story writer (d. 1994)
1919
Karl-Heinz Euling, German captain (d. 2014)
1917
Matt Christopher, American author (d. 1997)
1917
Roque Cordero, Panamanian composer and educator (d. 2008)
1916
Iggy Katona, American race car driver (d. 2003)
1915
Al Hibbler, American baritone singer (d. 2001)
1913
Menachem Begin, Belarusian-Israeli politician, 6th Prime Minister of Israel, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1992)
1912
Ted Drake, English footballer and manager (d. 1995)
1911
E. F. Schumacher, German economist and statistician (d. 1977)
1910
Gloria Blondell, American actress (d. 1986)
1910
Mae Clarke, American actress (d. 1992)
1909
Paul Callaway, American organist and conductor (d. 1995)
1908
Orlando Cole, American cellist and educator (d. 2010)
1908
William Keepers Maxwell, Jr., American editor, novelist, short story writer, and essayist (d. 2000)
1904
Minoru Genda, Japanese general, pilot, and politician (d. 1989)
1904
Wendell Meredith Stanley, American biochemist and virologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1971)
1902
Georgette Heyer, English author (d. 1974)
1902
Wallace Thurman, American author and playwright (d. 1934)
1900
Ida Browne, Australian geologist and palaeontologist (d. 1976)
1895
Albert Cohen, Greek-Swiss author and playwright (d. 1981)
1895
Liane Haid, Austrian-Swiss actress and singer (d. 2000)
1894
George Meany, American plumber and labor leader (d. 1980)
1892
Hal Foster, Canadian-American author and illustrator (d. 1982)
1892
Otto Messmer, American cartoonist and animator, co-created Felix the Cat (d. 1983)
1888
T. E. Lawrence, British colonel, diplomat, writer and archaeologist (d. 1935)
1888
Armand J. Piron, American violinist, composer, and bandleader (d. 1943)
1884
Hugo Gernsback, Luxembourger-American author and publisher (d. 1967)
1882
Désiré Mérchez, French swimmer and water polo player (d. 1968)
1877
Roque Ruaño, Spanish priest and engineer (d. 1935)
1876
Ivan Bilibin, Russian illustrator and stage designer (d. 1942)
1868
Bernarr Macfadden, American bodybuilder and publisher, founded Macfadden Publications (d. 1955)
1865
Mary Gilmore, Australian socialist, poet and journalist (d. 1962)
1862
Amos Alonzo Stagg, American baseball player and coach (d. 1965)
1860
Martin Hawke, 7th Baron Hawke, English-Scottish cricketer (d. 1938)
1860
Jules Laforgue, Uruguayan-French poet and author (d. 1887)
1858
Arthur Achleitner, German author (d. 1927)
1856
Aparicio Saravia, Uruguayan general and politician (d. 1904)
1855
James McGowen, Australian politician, 18th Premier of New South Wales (d. 1922)
1848
Vladimir Sukhomlinov, Russian general (d. 1926)
1845
Gabriel Lippmann, Luxembourger-French physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1921)
1842
Jakob Rosanes, Ukrainian-German mathematician, chess player, and academic (d. 1922)
1832
Wilhelm Wundt, German physician, psychologist, and physiologist (d. 1920)
1831
John Jones Ross, Canadian lawyer and politician, 7th Premier of Quebec (d. 1901)
1821
Arthur Cayley, English mathematician and academic (d. 1895)
1820
Andrew Rainsford Wetmore, Canadian lawyer and politician, 1st Premier of New Brunswick (d. 1892)
1816
Octavia Taylor, daughter of Zachary Taylor (d. 1820)
1815
John Bosco, Italian priest and educator (d. 1888)
1761
Yevstigney Fomin, Russian pianist and composer (d. 1800)
1744
Pierre Méchain, French astronomer and surveyor (d. 1804)
1682
Louis, Duke of Burgundy (d. 1712)
1650
Vincenzo Coronelli, Italian monk, cosmographer, and cartographer (d. 1718)
1645
Jean de La Bruyère, French philosopher and author (d. 1696)
1637
Countess Emilie Juliane of Barby-Mühlingen (d. 1706)
1573
Anne of Austria, Queen of Poland (d. 1598)
1565
Christina, Grand Duchess of Tuscany (d. 1637)
1557
Agostino Carracci, Italian painter and etcher (d. 1602)
1401
Jacqueline, Countess of Hainaut (d. 1436)
1378
Hongxi Emperor of China (d. 1425)
1355
Philippa, 5th Countess of Ulster (d. 1382)

Deaths On This Day

2018
Wakako Yamauchi, American-Japanese writer (b. 1924)
2016
João Havelange, Brazilian water polo player, lawyer, and businessman (b. 1916)
2016
John McLaughlin, American television personality (b. 1927)
2015
Jacob Bekenstein, Mexican-American physicist, astronomer, and academic (b. 1947)
2015
Anna Kashfi, British actress (b. 1934)
2015
Shuja Khanzada, Pakistani colonel and politician (b. 1943)
2015
Mile Mrkšić, Serb general (b. 1947)
2014
Patrick Aziza, Nigerian general and politician, Governor of Kebbi State (b. 1947)
2014
Vsevolod Nestayko, Ukrainian author (b. 1930)
2014
Mario Oriani-Ambrosini, Italian-South African lawyer and politician (b. 1960)
2014
Peter Scholl-Latour, German journalist, author, and academic (b. 1924)
2013
David Rees, Welsh mathematician and academic (b. 1918)
2012
Princess Lalla Amina of Morocco (b. 1954)
2012
Martine Franck, Belgian photographer and director (b. 1938)
2012
Abune Paulos, Ethiopian patriarch (b. 1935)
2012
William Windom, American actor (b. 1923)
2011
Mihri Belli, Turkish activist and politician (b. 1916)
2010
Dimitrios Ioannidis, Greek general (b. 1923)
2008
Dorival Caymmi, Brazilian singer-songwriter and actor (b. 1914)
2008
Ronnie Drew, Irish musician, folk singer and actor (b. 1934)
2008
Masanobu Fukuoka, Japanese farmer and author (b. 1913)
2007
Bahaedin Adab, Iranian engineer and politician (b. 1945)
2006
Alfredo Stroessner, Paraguayan general and dictator; 46th President of Paraguay (b. 1912)
2005
Vassar Clements, American fiddler (b. 1928)
2005
Tonino Delli Colli, Italian cinematographer (b. 1922)
2005
William Corlett, English novelist and playwright (b. 1938)
2005
Frère Roger, Swiss monk and mystic (b. 1915)
2004
Ivan Hlinka, Czech ice hockey player and coach (b. 1950)
2004
Balanadarajah Iyer, Sri Lankan journalist and poet (b. 1957)
2004
Carl Mydans, American photographer and journalist (b. 1907)
2004
Robert Quiroga, American boxer (b. 1969)
2003
Idi Amin, Ugandan field marshal and politician, 3rd President of Uganda (b. 1928)
2002
Abu Nidal, Palestinian terrorist leader (b. 1937)
2002
Jeff Corey, American actor (b. 1914)
2002
John Roseboro, American baseball player and coach (b. 1933)
1998
Phil Leeds, American actor (b. 1916)
1998
Dorothy West, American journalist and author (b. 1907)
1997
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Pakistani musician and Qawwali singer (b. 1948)
1993
Stewart Granger, English-American actor (b. 1913)
1992
Mark Heard, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (b. 1951)
1991
Luigi Zampa, Italian director and screenwriter (b. 1905)
1990
Pat O'Connor, New Zealand wrestler and trainer (b. 1925)
1989
Amanda Blake, American actress (b. 1929)
1986
Ronnie Aird, English cricketer and administrator (b. 1902)
1986
Jaime Sáenz, Bolivian author and poet (b. 1921)
1984
Duško Radović, Serbian children's writer, poet, journalist, aphorist and TV editor (b. 1922)
1983
Earl Averill, American baseball player (b. 1902)
1979
John Diefenbaker, Canadian lawyer and politician, 13th Prime Minister of Canada (b. 1895)
1978
Alidius Tjarda van Starkenborgh Stachouwer, Dutch soldier and politician, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies (b. 1888)
1977
Elvis Presley, American singer, guitarist, and actor (b. 1935)
1973
Selman Waksman, Ukrainian-American biochemist and microbiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1888)
1972
Pierre Brasseur, French actor and screenwriter (b. 1905)
1971
Spyros Skouras, Greek-American businessman (b. 1893)
1961
Abdul Haq, Pakistani linguist and scholar (b. 1870)
1959
William Halsey, Jr., American admiral (b. 1882)
1959
Wanda Landowska, Polish-French harpsichord player (b. 1879)
1957
Irving Langmuir, American chemist and physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1881)
1956
Bela Lugosi, Hungarian-American actor (b. 1882)
1952
Lydia Field Emmet, American painter and academic (b. 1866)
1949
Margaret Mitchell, American journalist and author (b. 1900)
1948
Babe Ruth, American baseball player and coach (b. 1895)
1945
Takijirō Ōnishi, Japanese admiral (b. 1891)
1938
Andrej Hlinka, Slovak priest, journalist, and politician (b. 1864)
1938
Robert Johnson, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1911)
1921
Peter I of Serbia (b. 1844)
1920
Henry Daglish, Australian politician, 6th Premier of Western Australia (b. 1866)
1916
George Scott, English footballer (b. 1885)
1914
Carl Theodor Schulz, German-Norwegian gardener (b. 1835)
1911
Patrick Francis Moran, Irish-Australian cardinal (b. 1830)
1904
Prentiss Ingraham, American soldier and author (b. 1843)
1900
José Maria de Eça de Queirós, Portuguese journalist and author (b. 1845)
1899
Robert Bunsen, German chemist and academic (b. 1811)
1893
Jean-Martin Charcot, French neurologist and academic (b. 1825)
1888
John Pemberton, American pharmacist and chemist, invented Coca-Cola (b. 1831)
1887
Webster Paulson, English civil engineer (b. 1837)
1886
Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, Indian mystic and philosopher (b. 1836)
1878
Richard Upjohn, English-American architect (b. 1802)
1861
Ranavalona I, Queen consort of Kingdom of Madagascar and then sovereign (b. 1778)
1855
Henry Colburn, English publisher (b. 1785)
1836
Marc-Antoine Parseval, French mathematician and theorist (b. 1755)
1791
Charles-François de Broglie, marquis de Ruffec, French soldier and diplomat (b. 1719)
1733
Matthew Tindal, English philosopher and author (b. 1657)
1705
Jacob Bernoulli, Swiss mathematician and theorist (b. 1654)
1678
Andrew Marvell, English poet and author (b. 1621)
1661
Thomas Fuller, English historian and author (b. 1608)
1532
John, Elector of Saxony (b. 1468)
1518
Loyset Compère, French composer (b. 1445)
1492
Beatrice of Silva, Dominican nun
1443
Ashikaga Yoshikatsu, Japanese shōgun (b. 1434)
1419
Wenceslaus IV of Bohemia (b. 1361)
1358
Albert II, Duke of Austria (b. 1298)
1339
Azzone Visconti, founder of the state of Milan (b. 1302)
1327
Roch, French saint (b. 1295)
1297
John II of Trebizond (b. 1262)
1285
Philip I, Count of Savoy (b. 1207)
1258
Theodore II Laskaris, Byzantine-Greek emperor (b. 1222)
1225
Hōjō Masako, Japanese regent and onna-bugeisha (b. 1156)
1153
Bernard de Tremelay, fourth Grand Master of the Knights Templar
1027
George I of Georgia (b. 998)
963
Marianos Argyros, Byzantine general (b. 944)
856
Theutbald I, bishop of Langres
AD 79
Empress Ma, Chinese Han dynasty consort (b. 40)

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