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On This Day in History:  August 2

August 2 is the 214th day of the year (215th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 151 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2019
Tennessee Powerball winner claims $198 million prize sold at Hendersonville market. A winner has come forward to claim the $198 million Powerball jackpot drawn on July 13, receiving the prize anonymously through a trust.
2018
EuroMillions ticket mistakenly ripped in half wins Scottish couple $67 million. The winners of a £57.9 million (US$67.3 million) EuroMillions jackpot were initially told they did not have a winning ticket and it was ripped in half and put in the garbage.
2018
What it's like to tell people they won the lottery for a living. An interview with an employee of Australia's largest lottery operator, The Lott, who makes calls every day to information lottery players that they won.
2016
Online lottery sales not approved by Massachusetts lawmakers. Massachusetts lottery players are going to have to wait a little bit longer if they want to buy lottery tickets online.
2015
Alabama Gov. compares lottery to leisure suits. Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley took his campaign for tax increases and budget reform to the Bessemer Chamber of Commerce today, where he was asked about whether he's concerned that Alabamians buy lottery tickets in other states.
2014
Is it game over for the Texas Lottery?. More than two decades after Texas voters legalized the game of chance in the state, a group of lawmakers will soon start reviewing whether to end at multibillion-dollar industry that pumps more than $1 billion a year into schools.
2013
$300 MILLION: Powerball jackpot raised on huge sales. Due to larger than expected sales volume, the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL) has raised the official Powerball lottery jackpot estimate for Saturday's drawing to $300 million.
2012
$181 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot ramps up. There was no jackpot winner in the Wednesday night drawing of the multi-state Powerball lottery game, causing the grand prize to increase to an estimated $181 million for Saturday's drawing.
2012
Report: Ill. lottery manager short $100M on profit. The Illinois Lottery's private manager fell nearly $100 million short of the profits it promised to deliver for the state.
2010
Against the odds, KY Lottery returns record amount to state. The Kentucky Lottery Corporation (KLC) today announced a record-breaking $214.3 million was returned to the Commonwealth in Fiscal Year 2010, despite lottery sales dropping $38 million or 4.7% during the same period.
2010
$85.7M Powerball lottery jackpot is Lousiana's 14th. One ticket purchased in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, won the $85.7 million Powerball jackpot Saturday night, the second-largest single amount won in Louisiana Lottery history.
2010
N.Y. Lottery computer switch a glitch for some retailers. New York Lottery players who frequent a popular Albany-area convenience store chain may be out of luck for a little while.
2009
Texas Lottery drawings inspire confidence. As some states are tempted to listen to computer vendors pushing computerized drawings as cheaper and easier, the Texas Lottery is demonstrating every night the way to conduct lottery drawings in a way that inspires lottery players' trust and confidence.
2006
Oklahoma Powerball lottery winner claims prize. The winner of the June 17th $101.8 million Powerball jackpot claimed their prize from the Oklahoma Lottery Commission Wednesday.
2006
Mega Millions lottery jackpot won ... again. Not that $31 million is a small sum of money, but it's not what the inventors of Mega Millions envisioned when they constructed the game with 176 million-to-1 odds of winning.
2006
A million bad reasons to vote. The propsed Arizona Voter Reward Act, which would pay $1 million after each general election to a single voter selected at random, is a boneheaded idea.
2006
$45M N.Y. Lotto winner bought ticket on impulse. After she was hit with a hot flash during a late June trip to Brooklyn, 49-year-old Mary Ann Hrywnak ducked into David's Check Cashing to beat the heat and buy a Quick Pick Lotto ticket.
2006
Michigan lottery backs GTECH, Lottomatica deal. The Michigan lottery has confirmed that the planned takeover of U.S. lottery operator GTECH by Lottomatica will not hurt its lottery concession in the state, the Italian company said in a statement on Thursday.
2005
Euro Millions lottery winner 'in Dublin to collect prize'. The Irish woman who won the biggest jackpot in European lottery history is believed to have flown to Dublin to collect her winnings, it emerged Monday.
2005
Still no consensus in N.C. lottery talks. North Carolina is the only East Coast state without a numbers game, but House and Senate leaders and Gov. Mike Easley are trying to create one before the Legislature adjourns for the year.
2005
N.D. lottery revenues exceed expectations. North Dakota's three lottery games have raised $7.2 million for the state treasury since Powerball sold its first ticket in March 2004, the state's lottery director said.
2004
Powerball Jackpot Reaches $63 Million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Saturday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $63 million, with a cash option of $33 million.
2004
Florida Lotto jackpot rolls over to $40 million. The jackpot for the Florida Lotto has rolled over to an estimated $40 million after Saturday night's drawing produced no winning tickets with all six numbers, the Florida Lottery said on Sunday.
2004
Powerball lottery tickets go on sale in Maine. At noon on Friday, Maine became the 27th state, along with the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands, to sell Powerball tickets. The first ticket in Maine was sold at a Hannaford supermarket in Bangor, according to lottery officials.
2004
Tenn. lottery fans make fewer runs for the Kentucky border. Between the Tennessee games' Jan. 20 debut and the June 30 end of the 2004 fiscal year, the 16 Kentucky counties that border Tennessee saw their lottery sales drop $12 million, or 22%, from the same time a year earlier, according to the Kentucky Lottery Corp.
2004
Connecticut recalls 300 scratch tickets. A printing glitch on tickets for a scratch-off lottery game has prompted a recall of 300 tickets, Connecticut lottery officials said Friday.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$323 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 4, 2017
2.$307.2 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 3, 2013
3.$261 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 2, 2017
4.€201.4 Million
US$223.76 Million
Draw Date
Aug 3, 2019
5.€176 Million
US$216.73 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Aug 3, 2012
6.$203 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 4, 2018
7.$181 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 4, 2012
8.$178 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 2, 2006
9.$160 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 3, 2011
10.$147 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 5, 2020
11.$138 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 5, 2009
12.€116.77 Million
US$130.89 Million
Draw Date
Aug 2, 2016
13.$123 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 4, 2007
14.$105 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 3, 1999
15.$102 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 3, 2019
16.$100 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 5, 2014
17.$87 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 2, 2008
18.$85 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 2, 2011
19.$84 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 4, 2009
20.€75 Million
US$82.69 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Aug 7, 2020
21.€68 Million
US$78.74 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Aug 3, 2018
22.$77 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 3, 2007
23.$70 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 3, 2005
23.$70 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 2, 2014
25.$67 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 4, 2001

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1989
Wednesday, Aug 2, 1989
31 years old
1987
Sunday, Aug 2, 1987
33 years old
1984
Thursday, Aug 2, 1984
36 years old
1984
Thursday, Aug 2, 1984
36 years old
1976
Monday, Aug 2, 1976
44 years old
1975
Saturday, Aug 2, 1975
45 years old
1974
Friday, Aug 2, 1974
46 years old
1969
Saturday, Aug 2, 1969
51 years old
1965
Monday, Aug 2, 1965
55 years old
1962
Thursday, Aug 2, 1962
58 years old
1959
Sunday, Aug 2, 1959
61 years old
1958
Saturday, Aug 2, 1958
62 years old
1956
Thursday, Aug 2, 1956
64 years old
1952
Saturday, Aug 2, 1952
68 years old
1950
Wednesday, Aug 2, 1950
70 years old
1941
Saturday, Aug 2, 1941
79 years old
(year not provided)
(year not provided)
(year not provided)

Worldwide Events On This Day

2018
Apple Inc. became the first U.S. company to be valued at over $1 trillion.
2014
At least 146 people were killed and more than 114 injured in a factory explosion in Kunshan, Jiangsu, China.
2005
Air France Flight 358 lands at Toronto Pearson International Airport and runs off the runway, causing the plane to burst into flames leaving 12 injuries and no fatalities.
1999
The Gaisal train disaster claims 285 lives in Assam, India.
1990
Iraq invades Kuwait, eventually leading to the Gulf War.
1989
Pakistan is re-admitted to the Commonwealth of Nations after having restored democracy for the first time since 1972.
1989
A massacre is carried out by an Indian Peace Keeping Force in Sri Lanka killing 64 ethnic Tamil civilians.
1985
Delta Air Lines Flight 191, a Lockheed L-1011 TriStar, crashes at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport killing 137.
1980
A bomb explodes at the railway station in Bologna, Italy, killing 85 people and wounding more than 200.
1973
A flash fire kills 51 people at the Summerland amusement centre at Douglas, Isle of Man.
1968
An earthquake hits Casiguran, Aurora, Philippines killing more than 270 people and wounding 261.
1947
A British South American AirwaysAvro Lancastrian airliner crashes into a mountain during a flight from Buenos Aires, Argentina to Santiago, Chile. The wreckage would not be found until 1998.
1945
World War II: End of the Potsdam Conference.
1944
ASNOM: Birth of the Socialist Republic of Macedonia, celebrated as Day of the Republic in North Macedonia.
1944
World War II: The largest trade convoy of the world wars arrives safely in the Western Approaches.
1943
Jewish prisoners stage a revolt at Treblinka, one of the deadliest of Nazideath camps where approximately 900,000 persons were murdered in less than 18 months.
1943
World War II: The Motor Torpedo Boat PT-109 is rammed by the Japanese destroyer Amagiri and sinks. Lt. John F. Kennedy, future U.S. President, saves all but two of his crew.
1939
Albert Einstein and Leo Szilard write a letter to Franklin D. Roosevelt, urging him to begin the Manhattan Project to develop a nuclear weapon.
1937
The Marihuana Tax Act of 1937 is passed in America, the effect of which is to render marijuana and all its by-products illegal.
1934
Gleichschaltung: Adolf Hitler becomes Führer of Germany following the death of President Paul von Hindenburg.
1932
The positron (antiparticle of the electron) is discovered by Carl D. Anderson.
1923
Vice President Calvin Coolidge becomes U.S. President upon the death of President Warren G. Harding.
1922
A typhoon hits Shantou, Republic of China killing more than 50,000 people.
1918
The first general strike in Canadian history takes place in Vancouver.
1916
World War I: Austrian sabotage causes the sinking of the Italian battleship Leonardo da Vinci in Taranto.
1914
The German occupation of Luxembourg during World War I begins.
1903
The Ilinden-Preobrazhenie Uprising against the Ottoman Empire begins.
1897
Anglo-Afghan War: The Siege of Malakand ends when a relief column is able to reach the British garrison in the Malakand states.
1873
The Clay Street Hill Railroad begins operating the first cable car in San Francisco's famous cable car system.
1870
Tower Subway, the world's first underground tube railway, opens in London, England, United Kingdom.
1869
Japan's Edo society class system is abolished as part of the Meiji Restoration reforms.
1858
The Government of India Act 1858 replaces Company rule in India with that of the British Raj.
1830
Charles X of France abdicates the throne in favor of his grandson Henri.
1798
French Revolutionary Wars: The Battle of the Nile concludes in a British victory.
1790
The first United States Census is conducted.
1776
The signing of the United States Declaration of Independence took place.
1610
During Henry Hudson's search for the Northwest Passage, he sails into what is now known as Hudson Bay.
1415
Thomas Grey is executed for participating in the Southampton Plot.
1377
Russian troops are defeated by forces of the Blue HordeKhan Arapsha in the Battle on Pyana River.
1343
After the execution of her husband, Jeanne de Clisson sells her estates and raises a force of men with which to attack French shipping and ports.
1274
Edward I of England returns from the Ninth Crusade and is crowned King seventeen days later.
461
Majorian is arrested near Tortona (northern Italy) and deposed by the Suebian general Ricimer as puppet emperor.
216 BC
The Carthaginian army led by Hannibal defeats a numerically superior Roman army at the Battle of Cannae.
338 BC
A Macedonian army led by Philip II defeated the combined forces of Athens and Thebes in the Battle of Chaeronea, securing Macedonianhegemony in Greece and the Aegean.

Births On This Day

2000
Sandeep Lamichhane, Nepalese cricketer
1995
Kristaps Porziņģis, Latvian basketball player
1994
Laura Pigossi, Brazilian tennis player
1994
Laremy Tunsil, American football player
1990
Ima Bohush, Belarusian tennis player
1989
Nacer Chadli, Belgian footballer
1988
Golden Tate, American football player
1988
Rob Kwiet, Canadian ice hockey player
1986
Mathieu Razanakolona, Canadian skier
1985
Stephen Ferris, Irish rugby player
1985
David Hart Smith, Canadian wrestler
1985
Britt Nicole (Brittany Nicole Waddell), American Christian pop artist
1984
Giampaolo Pazzini, Italian footballer
1983
Michel Bastos, Brazilian footballer
1982
Hélder Postiga, Portuguese footballer
1982
Kerry Rhodes, American football player
1982
Grady Sizemore, American baseball player
1982
Cynthia Stevenson, American actress
1981
Alexander Emelianenko, Russian mixed martial artist and boxer
1981
Tim Murtagh, English cricketer
1980
Ivica Banović, Croatian footballer
1979
Marco Bonura, Italian footballer
1979
Reuben Kosgei, Kenyan runner
1978
Goran Gavrančić, Serbian footballer
1978
Matt Guerrier, American baseball player
1978
Deividas Šemberas, Lithuanian footballer
1978
Dragan Vukmir, Serbian footballer
1977
Edward Furlong, American actor
1976
Reyes Estévez, Spanish runner
1976
Jay Heaps, American soccer player and coach
1976
Michael Weiss, American figure skater
1976
Sam Worthington, English-Australian actor and producer
1976
Mohammad Zahid, Pakistani cricketer
1975
Mineiro, Brazilian footballer
1975
Xu Huaiwen, Chinese-German badminton player and coach
1975
Tamás Molnár, Hungarian water polo player
1974
Phil Williams, English journalist and radio host
1973
Danie Keulder, Namibian cricketer
1973
Miguel Mendonca, Zimbabwean journalist and author
1973
Susie O'Neill, Australian swimmer
1972
Mohamed Al-Deayea, Saudi Arabian footballer
1971
Jason Bell, Australian rugby league player
1971
Michael Hughes, Irish footballer and manager
1970
Tony Amonte, American ice hockey player and coach
1970
Kevin Smith, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1970
Philo Wallace, Barbadian cricketer
1969
Cedric Ceballos, American basketball player
1969
Fernando Couto, Portuguese footballer and manager
1968
Stefan Effenberg, German footballer and sportscaster
1967
Aaron Krickstein, American tennis player
1967
Aline Brosh McKenna, American screenwriter and producer
1966
Takashi Iizuka, Japanese wrestler
1966
Grainne Leahy, Irish cricketer
1966
Tim Wakefield, American baseball player and sportscaster
1965
Joe Hockey, Australian lawyer and politician, 38th Treasurer of Australia
1965
Hisanobu Watanabe, Japanese baseball player and coach
1964
Frank Biela, German race car driver
1964
Mary-Louise Parker, American actress
1963
Laura Bennett, American architect and fashion designer
1963
Uğur Tütüneker, Turkish footballer and manager
1962
Lee Mavers, English singer, songwriter and guitarist
1961
Pete de Freitas, Trinidadian-British drummer and producer (d. 1989)
1960
Linda Fratianne, American figure skater
1960
Neal Morse, American singer and keyboard player
1960
David Yow, American singer-songwriter
1959
Victoria Jackson, American actress and singer
1959
Johnny Kemp, Bahamian singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2015)
1959
Apollonia Kotero, American singer and actress
1956
Fulvio Melia, Italian-American physicist, astrophysicist, and author
1955
Caleb Carr, American historian and author
1955
Tony Godden, English footballer and manager
1955
Butch Vig, American drummer, songwriter, and record producer
1954
Sammy McIlroy, Northern Irish footballer and manager
1953
Donnie Munro, Scottish singer and guitarist
1953
Butch Patrick, American actor
1953
Anthony Seldon, English historian and author
1952
Alain Giresse, French footballer and manager
1951
Andrew Gold, American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2011)
1951
Steve Hillage, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
1951
Joe Lynn Turner, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1951
Per Westerberg, Swedish businessman and politician, Speaker of the Parliament of Sweden
1950
Jussi Adler-Olsen, Danish author and publisher
1950
Ted Turner, British guitarist (Wishbone Ash)
1949
James Fallows, American journalist and author
1949
Bertalan Farkas, Hungarian general and astronaut
1948
Andy Fairweather Low, Welsh singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1948
Dennis Prager, American radio host and author
1948
James Street, American football and baseball player (d. 2013)
1948
Snoo Wilson, English playwright and screenwriter (d. 2013)
1947
Ruth Bakke, Norwegian organist and composer
1947
Lawrence Wright, American journalist, author, and screenwriter
1946
James Howe, American journalist and author
1945
Joanna Cassidy, American actress
1945
Alex Jesaulenko, Austrian-Australian footballer and coach
1945
Bunker Roy, Indian educator and activist
1945
Eric Simms, Australian rugby league player and coach
1944
Jim Capaldi, English drummer and singer-songwriter (d. 2005)
1944
Naná Vasconcelos, Brazilian singer and berimbau player (d. 2016)
1943
Herbert M. Allison, American lieutenant and businessman (d. 2013)
1943
Tom Burgmeier, American baseball player and coach
1943
Jon R. Cavaiani, English-American sergeant, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 2014)
1943
Rose Tremain, English novelist and short story writer
1943
Max Wright, American actor
1942
Isabel Allende, Chilean-American novelist, essayist, essayist
1942
Leo Beenhakker, Dutch football manager
1942
Juan Formell, Cuban singer-songwriter and bass player (d. 2014)
1942
Nell Irvin Painter, American author and historian
1941
Doris Coley, American singer (d. 2000)
1941
Jules A. Hoffmann, Luxembourgian-French biologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
1941
François Weyergans, Belgian director and screenwriter
1940
Angel Lagdameo, Filipino archbishop
1940
Beko Ransome-Kuti, Nigerian physician and activist (d. 2006)
1940
Will Tura, Belgian singer-songwriter and guitarist
1939
Benjamin Barber, American theorist, author, and academic (d. 2017)
1939
Wes Craven, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2015)
1939
John W. Snow, American businessman and politician, 73rd United States Secretary of the Treasury
1938
Dave Balon, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 2007)
1938
Pierre de Bané, Israeli-Canadian lawyer and politician (d. 2019)
1938
Terry Peck, Falkland Islander soldier (d. 2006)
1937
Ron Brierley, New Zealand businessman
1937
Billy Cannon, American football player and dentist (d. 2018)
1937
Garth Hudson, Canadian keyboard player, songwriter, and producer
1936
Anthony Payne, English composer and author
1935
Hank Cochran, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2010)
1934
Valery Bykovsky, Russian general and astronaut
1933
Ioannis Varvitsiotis, Greek politician, Greek Minister of Defence
1932
Lamar Hunt, American businessman, co-founded the American Football League and World Championship Tennis (d. 2006)
1932
Peter O'Toole, British-Irish actor and producer (d. 2013)
1931
Pierre DuMaine, American bishop and academic
1931
Eddie Fuller, South African cricketer (d. 2008)
1931
Karl Miller, English journalist and critic (d. 2014)
1931
Viliam Schrojf, Czech footballer (d. 2007)
1930
Vali Myers, Australian painter and dancer (d. 2003)
1929
Roy Crimmins, English trombonist and composer (d. 2014)
1929
John Gale, English director and producer
1929
Vidya Charan Shukla, Indian politician, Indian Minister of External Affairs (d. 2013)
1929
David Waddington, Baron Waddington, English lawyer and politician, Governor of Bermuda (d. 2017)
1928
Malcolm Hilton, English cricketer (d. 1990)
1927
Peter Swinnerton-Dyer, English mathematician and academic (d. 2018)
1925
K. Arulanandan, Ceylon-American engineer and academic (d. 2004)
1925
John Dexter, English director and producer (d. 1990)
1925
John McCormack, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2017)
1925
Jorge Rafael Videla, Argentinian general and politician, 43rd President of Argentina (d. 2013)
1924
James Baldwin, American novelist, poet, and critic (d. 1987)
1924
Joe Harnell, American pianist and composer (d. 2005)
1924
Carroll O'Connor, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2001)
1923
Shimon Peres, Polish-Israeli lawyer and politician, 9th President of Israel (d. 2016)
1923
Ike Williams, American boxer (d. 1994)
1922
Betsy Bloomingdale, American philanthropist and socialite (d. 2016)
1922
Geoffrey Dutton, Australian historian and author (d. 1998)
1921
Alan Whicker, Egyptian-English journalist (d. 2013)
1920
Louis Pauwels, French journalist and author (d. 1997)
1920
Augustus Rowe, Canadian physician and politician (d. 2013)
1919
Nehemiah Persoff, Israeli-American actor
1917
Wah Chang, Chinese-American artist and designer, best known for his work on Star Trek: The Original Series (d. 2003)
1916
Alfonso A. Ossorio, Filipino-American painter and sculptor (d. 1990)
1915
Gary Merrill, American actor (d. 1990)
1914
Félix Leclerc, Canadian singer-songwriter, actor, and poet (d. 1988)
1914
Big Walter Price, American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 2012)
1914
Beatrice Straight, American actress (d. 2001)
1913
Xavier Thaninayagam, Sri Lankan scholar and academic (d. 1980)
1912
Palle Huld, Danish actor (d. 2010)
1912
Håkon Stenstadvold, Norwegian painter, illustrator, and critic (d. 1977)
1912
Vladimir Žerjavić, Croatian economist and author (d. 2001)
1911
Ann Dvorak, American actress (d. 1979)
1910
Roger MacDougall, Scottish director, playwright, and screenwriter (d. 1993)
1907
Mary Hamman, American journalist and author (d. 1984)
1905
Karl Amadeus Hartmann, German composer (d. 1963)
1905
Myrna Loy, American actress (d. 1993)
1902
Pope Cyril VI of Alexandria (d. 1971)
1900
Holling C. Holling, American author and illustrator (d. 1973)
1900
Helen Morgan, American actress and singer (d. 1941)
1899
Charles Bennett, English director and screenwriter (d. 1995)
1898
Ernő Nagy, Hungarian fencer (d. 1977)
1897
Karl-Otto Koch, German SS officer (d. 1945)
1897
Max Weber, Swiss lawyer and politician (d. 1974)
1895
Matt Henderson, New Zealand cricketer (d. 1970)
1894
Bertha Lutz, Brazilian feminist and scientist (d.1976)
1892
Jack L. Warner, Canadian-born American production manager and producer, co-founded Warner Bros. (d. 1978)
1891
Arthur Bliss, English composer and conductor (d. 1975)
1891
Viktor Zhirmunsky, Russian linguist and historian (d. 1971)
1889
Margaret Lawrence, American stage actress (d. 1929)
1887
Oskar Anderson, Bulgarian-German mathematician and statistician (d. 1960)
1886
John Alexander Douglas McCurdy, Canadian pilot and politician, 20th Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia (d. 1961)
1884
Rómulo Gallegos, Venezuelan author and politician, 46th President of Venezuela (d. 1969)
1882
Red Ames, American baseball player and manager (d. 1936)
1882
Albert Bloch, American painter and academic (d. 1961)
1880
Arthur Dove, American painter and educator (d. 1946)
1878
Aino Kallas, Finnish-Estonian author (d. 1956)
1877
Ravishankar Shukla, Indian lawyer and politician, 1st Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh (d. 1956)
1876
Pingali Venkayya, Indian geologist, designed the Flag of India (d. 1963)
1872
George E. Stewart, Australian-American colonel, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1946)
1871
John French Sloan, American painter and illustrator (d. 1951)
1870
Marianne Weber, German sociologist and suffragist (d. 1954)
1868
Constantine I of Greece (d. 1923)
1867
Ernest Dowson, English poet, novelist, and short story writer (d. 1900)
1865
Irving Babbitt, American academic and critic (d. 1933)
1865
John Radecki, Australian stained glass artist (d. 1955)
1861
Prafulla Chandra Ray, Indian chemist and academic (d. 1944)
1835
Elisha Gray, American businessman, co-founded Western Electric (d. 1901)
1834
Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, French sculptor, designed the Statue of Liberty (d. 1904)
1828
Manuel Pavía y Rodríguez de Alburquerque, Spanish general (d. 1895)
1820
John Tyndall, Irish-English physicist and mountaineer (d. 1893)
1815
Adolf Friedrich von Schack, German poet and historian (d. 1894)
1788
Leopold Gmelin, German chemist and academic (d. 1853)
1754
Pierre Charles L'Enfant, French-American architect and engineer, designed Washington, D.C. (d. 1825)
1740
Jean Baptiste Camille Canclaux, French general (d. 1817)
1703
Lorenzo Ricci, Italian religious leader, 18th Superior General of the Society of Jesus (d. 1775)
1702
Dietrich of Anhalt-Dessau (d. 1769)
1696
Mahmud I, Ottoman sultan (d. 1754)
1674
Philippe II, Duke of Orléans (d. 1723)
1672
Johann Jakob Scheuchzer, Swiss paleontologist and scholar (d. 1733)
1646
Jean-Baptiste du Casse, French admiral and buccaneer (d. 1715)
1630
Estephan El Douaihy, Maronite patriarch (d. 1704)
1627
Samuel Dirksz van Hoogstraten, Dutch painter (d. 1678)
1612
Saskia van Uylenburgh, Dutch model and wife of Rembrandt van Rijn (d. 1642)
1549
Mikołaj Krzysztof "the Orphan" Radziwiłł, Polish nobleman (d. 1616)
1533
Theodor Zwinger, Swiss physician and scholar (d. 1588)
1455
John Cicero, Elector of Brandenburg (d. 1499)
1260
Kyawswa of Pagan, last ruler of the Pagan Kingdom (d. 1299)

Deaths On This Day

2016
Terence Bayler, New Zealand actor (b. 1930)
2016
David Huddleston, American actor (b. 1930)
2016
Franciszek Macharski, Polish cardinal (b. 1927)
2016
Ahmed Zewail, Egyptian-American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1946)
2015
Forrest Bird, American pilot and engineer (b. 1921)
2015
Giovanni Conso, Italian jurist and politician, Italian Minister of Justice (b. 1922)
2015
Piet Fransen, Dutch footballer (b. 1936)
2015
Jack Spring, American baseball player (b. 1933)
2014
Ed Joyce, American journalist (b. 1932)
2014
Billie Letts, American author and educator (b. 1938)
2014
Barbara Prammer, Austrian social worker and politician (b. 1954)
2014
James Thompson, American-Finnish author (b. 1964)
2013
Julius L. Chambers, American lawyer and activist (b. 1936)
2013
Richard E. Dauch, American businessman, co-founded American Axle (b. 1942)
2013
Alla Kushnir, Russian-Israeli chess player (b. 1941)
2012
Gabriel Horn, English biologist and academic (b. 1927)
2012
Magnus Isacsson, Canadian director and producer (b. 1948)
2012
Jimmy Jones, American singer-songwriter (b. 1930)
2012
John Keegan, English historian and journalist (b. 1934)
2012
Bernd Meier, German footballer (b. 1972)
2012
Marguerite Piazza, American soprano (b. 1920)
2011
José Sanchis Grau, Spanish author and illustrator (b. 1932)
2008
Fujio Akatsuka, Japanese illustrator (b. 1935)
2007
Chauncey Bailey, American journalist (b. 1950)
2005
Steven Vincent, American journalist and author (b. 1955)
2004
Ferenc Berényi, Hungarian painter and academic (b. 1929)
2004
François Craenhals, Belgian illustrator (b. 1926)
2004
Heinrich Mark, Estonian lawyer and politician, 5th Prime Minister of Estonia in exile (b. 1911)
2003
Peter Safar, Austrian-American physician and academic (b. 1924)
1999
Willie Morris, American writer (b. 1934)
1998
Shari Lewis, American television host and puppeteer (b. 1933)
1997
William S. Burroughs, American novelist, short story writer, and essayist (b. 1914)
1997
Fela Kuti, Nigerian singer-songwriter and activist (b. 1938)
1996
Michel Debré, French lawyer and politician, 150th Prime Minister of France (b. 1912)
1996
Obdulio Varela, Uruguayan footballer and manager (b. 1917)
1996
Mohamed Farrah Aidid, Somalian general and politician, 5th President of Somalia (b. 1934)
1992
Michel Berger, French singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1947)
1990
Norman Maclean, American short story writer and essayist (b. 1902)
1990
Edwin Richfield, English actor and screenwriter (b. 1921)
1988
Joe Carcione, American activist and author (b. 1914)
1988
Raymond Carver, American short story writer and poet (b. 1938)
1986
Roy Cohn, American lawyer and politician (b. 1927)
1983
James Jamerson, American bass player (b. 1936)
1981
Stefanie Clausen, Danish diver (b. 1900)
1979
Thurman Munson, American baseball player (b. 1947)
1978
Carlos Chávez, Mexican composer and conductor (b. 1899)
1978
Antony Noghès, French businessman, founded the Monaco Grand Prix (b. 1890)
1976
László Kalmár, Hungarian mathematician and academic (b. 1905)
1976
Fritz Lang, Austrian-American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1890)
1974
Douglas Hawkes, English race car driver and businessman (b. 1893)
1973
Jean-Pierre Melville, French actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1917)
1972
Brian Cole, American bass player (b. 1942)
1972
Paul Goodman, American psychotherapist and author (b. 1911)
1972
Helen Hoyt, American poet and author (b. 1887)
1970
Angus MacFarlane-Grieve, English academic, mathematician, rower, and soldier (b. 1891)
1967
Walter Terence Stace, English-American epistemologist, philosopher, and academic (b. 1886)
1963
Oliver La Farge, American anthropologist and author (b. 1901)
1955
Alfred Lépine, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1901)
1955
Wallace Stevens, American poet and educator (b. 1879)
1945
Pietro Mascagni, Italian composer and educator (b. 1863)
1939
Harvey Spencer Lewis, American mystic and author (b. 1883)
1937
Artur Sirk, Estonian soldier, lawyer, and politician (b. 1900)
1934
Paul von Hindenburg, German field marshal and politician, 2nd President of Germany (b. 1847)
1923
Warren G. Harding, American journalist and politician, 29th President of the United States (b. 1865)
1922
Alexander Graham Bell, Scottish-Canadian engineer, invented the telephone (b. 1847)
1921
Enrico Caruso, Italian tenor and actor (b. 1873)
1917
Jaan Mahlapuu, Estonian military pilot (b. 1894)
1915
John Downer, Australian politician, 16th Premier of South Australia (b. 1843)
1913
Ferenc Pfaff, Hungarian architect and academic, designed Zagreb Central Station (b. 1851)
1903
Eduard Magnus Jakobson, Estonian missionary and engraver (b. 1847)
1903
Edmond Nocard, French veterinarian and microbiologist (b. 1850)
1890
Louise-Victorine Ackermann, French poet and author (b. 1813)
1889
Eduardo Gutiérrez, Argentinian author (b. 1851)
1876
"Wild Bill" Hickok, American sheriff (b. 1837)
1859
Horace Mann, American educator and politician (b. 1796)
1854
Heinrich Clauren, German author (b. 1771)
1849
Muhammad Ali of Egypt, Ottoman Albanian commander (b. 1769)
1834
Harriet Arbuthnot, English diarist (b. 1793)
1823
Lazare Carnot, French mathematician, general, and politician, President of the National Convention (b. 1753)
1815
Guillaume Brune, French general and politician (b. 1763)
1799
Jacques-Étienne Montgolfier, French inventor, co-invented the hot air balloon (b. 1745)
1788
Thomas Gainsborough, English painter (b. 1727)
1769
Daniel Finch, 8th Earl of Winchilsea, English politician, Lord President of the Council (b. 1689)
1696
Robert Campbell of Glenlyon (b. 1630)
1667
Francesco Borromini, Swiss architect, designed San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane and Sant'Agnese in Agone (b. 1599)
1611
Katō Kiyomasa, Japanese daimyō (b. 1562)
1605
Richard Leveson, English admiral (b. c. 1570)
1589
Henry III of France (b. 1551)
1512
Alessandro Achillini, Italian physician and philosopher (b. 1463)
1511
Andrew Barton, Scottish admiral (b. 1466)
1451
Elizabeth of Görlitz (b. 1390)
1445
Oswald von Wolkenstein, Austrian poet and composer (b. 1376)
1415
Thomas Grey, English conspirator (b. 1384)
1332
King Christopher II of Denmark (b. 1276)
1316
Louis of Burgundy (b. 1297)
1277
Mu'in al-Din Sulaiman Pervane, Chancellor and Regent of the Sultanate of Rum
1222
Raymond VI, Count of Toulouse (b. 1156)
1100
William II of England (b. 1056)
1075
Patriarch John VIII of Constantinople
924
Ælfweard of Wessex (b. 904)
855
Ahmad ibn Hanbal, Arab theologian and jurist (b. 780)
686
Pope John V (b. 635)
640
Pope Severinus
257
Pope Stephen I
216 BC
Gnaeus Servilius Geminus, Roman consul
216 BC
Lucius Aemilius Paullus, Roman consul and general
216 BC
Marcus Minucius Rufus, Roman consul

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