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On This Day in History:  August 20

August 20 is the 232nd day of the year (233rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 133 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2018
The man who won the lottery 14 times (part 1). How a rogue Romanian economist legally gamed the lottery and won millions of dollars around the world.
2017
$650 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot skyrockets. For only the 4th time in the history of United States lotteries, a lottery jackpot has grown to more than $600 million.
2016
UPDATED: Alabama Senate approves lottery bill. The Alabama Senate on Friday passed a lottery bill proposed by Gov. Robert Bentley, capping off the first week of a special session called by the governor. The bill, which was amended substantially before the vote, will now go on to the House of Representatives.
2015
NJ Lottery officials still investigating cause of massive outage. The exact cause and circumstances of a five-day outage that blocked nearly half of New Jersey's lottery retailers from selling printed tickets like Pick 3 and Mega Millions earlier this month are still a mystery.
2014
Mega Millions jackpot climbs to $180 million. The Mega Millions jackpot has risen to an estimated $180 million for the next drawing in the multi-state lottery game after nobody won Tuesday night.
2013
COMPUTERIZED DRAWING GLITCH STRIKES ARIZONA LOTTERY. Due to an error in the computerized drawing system for the Arizona Lottery Pick 3 game between June 10 and Aug. 3, replacement tickets are being offered to eligible people who purchased tickets during that time frame, according to a press release.
2012
Staten Islander revealed as winner of $85M Mega Millions jackpot. A Staten Island, New York, woman who bought a lottery ticket while wine shopping can afford champagne now -- a lot of it.
2012
UK couple wins massive EuroMillions lottery jackpot. Lottery winner Adrian Bayford has already been bombarded with requests for cash following his huge £148 million (US$232.5 million) win -- despite being away on vacation with his family.
2012
Woman who gave away lotto ticket won't give up. Emily Leach, who won a million-dollar jackpot in California last January, said she is hoping to fight the state lottery's decision stopping her from collecting a second jackpot of $260,000 -- winnings that came from a ticket Leach has famously claimed she accidentally gave away to a stranger in March.
2012
Mass. man keeps mistake lottery ticket, wins $1 million. A Taunton, Massachusetts, man was on the right side of a million dollar mistake, when a scratch ticket game he didn't want to play turned out to be a winner.
2010
Arkansas Lottery vending machines coming soon. The Arkansas Lottery Commission approved rules Thursday for use of 100 vending machines in retail outlets, though opponents vowed to continue to try to have the machines declared illegal.
2009
One ticket from S.C. wins $260M Powerball lottery jackpot. A torrent of ticket sales sent the Poweball jackpot soaring again, to $259.9 million -- up $15 million since the $245 million estimate was established Saturday -- and then one ticket won last night.
2007
Man goes into hiding after falsely claiming to win lottery jackpot. A father is in hiding from his furious famly after tricking them into thinking he had won $85.88 million in the Euro Millions lottery.
2007
Lure of riches fuels lottery craze in China. The lottery craze is so string in China that bank robbers who stole $6.6 million from a vault spent the money on lottery tickets.
2005
N.C. lottery bill weakening. Unless legislative leaders can shake loose one more "yes" vote, North Carolina appears all but certain to remain the only state on the East Coast without a lottery for another year.
2004
Man wins share of ex's lotto prize. A Newfoundland man has won a legal battle with his former live-in lover for half of what's left of a $700,000 lottery prize.
2004
Tennessee Policeman wins $200,000 in Powerball. Metro police Armed Robbery Detective Jonathan Kelton yesterday became the largest Powerball winner in the state to date, lottery officials said.
2004
Lottery Ticket Loser Says He Won't Give Up. A Cape Cod man who bought a winning $4 million scratch lottery ticket but discarded it, said he will go back to court to try reclaim the prize.
2003
Hundreds of businesses interested in selling Tenn. lottery tickets. Tennessee lottery officials say more than 500 businesses have contacted them about selling lottery tickets.
2003
Surrey man wins Keno Viper live on City TV. Terry Fisher of Surrey, British Columbia won a 2003 Dodge Viper live on City TV's Breakfast Television Friday morning.
2003
Pensioner woozy after near-win lottery saga. An Italian pensioner felt faint and had to be taken to hospital when he realised he had forgotten to hand in a lottery ticket that could have won him €66 million (US$73.4 million).
2003
Uniondale Woman Hits Jackpot. A 71-year-old single mother of five from Uniondale, New York was handed a $20.6 million check Tuesday morning for holding the winning Mega Millions ticket from the July 11 drawing.
2003
Mega Millions jackpot increases to $21 million. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery drawing grew to $21 million Wednesday, with a cash option of $12 million.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$758.7 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 23, 2017
2.$245 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 22, 2007
3.€147.81 Million
US$211.79 Million
Draw Date
Aug 22, 2009
4.$207 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 21, 2009
5.$200 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 22, 2001
6.$180 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 22, 2014
7.$171 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 21, 2007
8.€126.25 Million
US$142.96 Million
Draw Date
Aug 20, 2016
9.€107 Million
US$123.55 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Aug 21, 2018
10.€110 Million
US$121.28 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Aug 21, 2020
11.$110 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 20, 2016
12.€74 Million
US$106.76 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Aug 23, 2011
13.€79 Million
US$105.87 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Aug 20, 2013
14.€74 Million
US$105.86 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Aug 21, 2009
15.€69 Million
US$102.26 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Aug 22, 2008
16.$102 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 21, 2018
17.€91 Million
US$100.92 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Aug 20, 2019
18.€90 Million
US$100.12 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Aug 23, 2019
19.$100 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 20, 2010
20.$95 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 22, 2008
21.$90 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 22, 2015
21.$90 Million
California
SuperLotto Plus
Draw Date
Aug 21, 2002
23.$85 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 20, 2003
24.$84 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 23, 2005
25.$80 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 21, 2010

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1983
Saturday, Aug 20, 1983
37 years old
1976
Friday, Aug 20, 1976
44 years old
1975
Wednesday, Aug 20, 1975
45 years old
1972
Sunday, Aug 20, 1972
48 years old
1971
Friday, Aug 20, 1971
49 years old
1971
Friday, Aug 20, 1971
49 years old
1971
Friday, Aug 20, 1971
49 years old
1970
Thursday, Aug 20, 1970
50 years old
1967
Sunday, Aug 20, 1967
53 years old
1966
Saturday, Aug 20, 1966
54 years old
1962
Monday, Aug 20, 1962
58 years old
1952
Wednesday, Aug 20, 1952
68 years old
1948
Friday, Aug 20, 1948
72 years old
1941
Wednesday, Aug 20, 1941
79 years old
(year not provided)
(year not provided)

Worldwide Events On This Day

2016
Fifty-four people are killed when a suicide bomber detonates himself at a Kurdish wedding party in Gaziantep, Turkey.
2014
Seventy-two people are killed in Japan's Hiroshima Prefecture by a series of landslides caused by a month's worth of rain that fell in one day.
2012
A prison riot in the Venezuelan capital, Caracas, kills at least 20 people.
2008
Spanair Flight 5022, from Madrid, Spain to Gran Canaria, skids off the runway and crashes at Barajas Airport. Of the 172 people on board, 146 die immediately, and eight more later die of injuries sustained in the crash.
2007
China Airlines Flight 120 caught fire and exploded after landing at Naha Airport in Okinawa, Japan.
2006
Sri Lankan Civil War: Sri Lankan Tamil politician and former MP S. Sivamaharajah is shot dead at his home in Tellippalai.
2002
A group of Iraqis opposed to the regime of Saddam Hussein take over the Iraqi Embassy in Berlin, Germany for five hours before releasing their hostages and surrendering.
1998
The Supreme Court of Canadarules that Quebec cannot legally secede from Canada without the federal government's approval.
1998
U.S. embassy bombings: The United States launches cruise missile attacks against alleged al-Qaedacamps in Afghanistan and a suspected chemical weapons plant in Sudan in retaliation for the August 7 bombings of American embassies in Kenya and Tanzania.
1997
Souhane massacre in Algeria; over 60 people are killed and 15 kidnapped.
1995
The Firozabad rail disaster claimed 358 lives in Firozabad, India.
1993
After rounds of secret negotiations in Norway, the Oslo Accords are signed, followed by a public ceremony in Washington, D.C. the following month.
1991
Dissolution of the Soviet Union, August Coup: More than 100,000 people rally outside the Soviet Union's parliament building protesting the coup aiming to depose PresidentMikhail Gorbachev.
1991
Estonia, annexed by the Soviet Union in 1940, issues a decision on the re-establishment of independence on the basis of historical continuity of its pre-World War II statehood.
1989
The pleasure boat Marchioness sinks on the River Thames following a collision. Fifty-one people are killed.
1988
"Black Saturday" of the Yellowstone fire in Yellowstone National Park
1988
Iran-Iraq War: A ceasefire is agreed after almost eight years of war.
1988
The Troubles: Eight British soldiers are killed and 28 wounded when their bus is hit by an IRA roadside bomb in Ballygawley, County Tyrone.
1986
In Edmond, Oklahoma, U.S. Postal employee Patrick Sherrill guns down 14 of his co-workers and then commits suicide.
1977
Voyager program: NASA launches the Voyager 2 spacecraft.
1975
Viking program: NASA launches the Viking 1 planetary probe toward Mars.
1968
Cold War: Warsaw Pact troops invade Czechoslovakia, crushing the Prague Spring. East German participation is limited to a few specialists due to memories of the recent war. Only Albania and Romania refuse to participate.
1962
The NS Savannah, the world's first nuclear-powered civilian ship, embarks on its maiden voyage.
1960
Senegal breaks from the Mali Federation, declaring its independence.
1955
Battle of Philippeville: In Morocco, a force of Berbers from the Atlas Mountains region of Algeria raid two rural settlements and kill 77 French nationals.
1950
Korean War: United Nationsrepel an offensive by North Korean divisions attempting to cross the Nakdong River and assault the city of Taegu.
1944
World War II: 168 captured allied airmen, including Phil Lamason, accused by the Gestapo of being "terror fliers", arrive at Buchenwald concentration camp.
1944
World War II: The Battle of Romania begins with a major Soviet Union offensive.
1940
In Mexico City, exiled Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky is fatally wounded with an ice axe by Ramón Mercader. He dies the next day.
1940
World War II: British Prime MinisterWinston Churchill makes the fourth of his famous wartime speeches, containing the line "Never was so much owed by so many to so few".
1938
Lou Gehrig hits his 23rd career grand slam, a record that stood for 75 years until it was broken by Alex Rodriguez.
1926
Japan's public broadcasting company, Nippon Hōsō Kyōkai (NHK) is established.
1920
The first commercial radio station, 8MK (now WWJ), begins operations in Detroit.
1920
The National Football League is organized as the American Professional Football Conference in Canton, Ohio
1914
World War I: Brussels is captured during the German invasion of Belgium.
1910
The Great Fire of 1910 (also commonly referred to as the "Big Blowup" or the "Big Burn") occurs in northeast Washington, northern Idaho (the panhandle), and western Montana, burning approximately 3 million acres (12,000 km).
1905
Sun Yat-sen, Chinese revolutionary, forms the first chapter of T'ung Meng Hui, a union of all secret societies determined to bringing down the Manchus.
1882
Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture debuts in Moscow, Russia.
1866
PresidentAndrew Johnson formally declares the American Civil War over.
1858
Charles Darwin first publishes his theory of evolution through natural selection in The Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society of London, alongside Alfred Russel Wallace's same theory.
1852
Steamboat Atlantic sank on Lake Erie after a collision, with the loss of at least 150 lives.
1794
Battle of Fallen Timbers: American troops force a confederacy of Shawnee, Mingo, Delaware, Wyandot, Miami, Ottawa, Chippewa, and Potawatomi warriors into a disorganized retreat.
1775
The Spanish establish the Presidio San Augustin del Tucson in the town that became Tucson, Arizona.
1710
War of the Spanish Succession: A multinational army led by the Austrian commander Guido Starhemberg defeats the Spanish-Bourbon army commanded by Alexandre Maître, Marquis de Bay in the Battle of Saragossa.
1707
The first Siege of Pensacola comes to end with the failure of the British to capture Pensacola, Florida.
1672
Former Grand PensionaryJohan de Witt and his brother Cornelis are brutally murdered by an angry mob in The Hague.
1648
Battle of Lens: French Duc d'Enghien defeats Spaniards
1519
Philosopher and general Wang Yangming defeats Zhu Chenhao, ending the Prince of Ning rebellion against the reign of the Ming dynasty's Zhengde Emperor.
1467
The Second Battle of Olmedo takes places as part of a succession conflict between Henry IV of Castile and his half-brother Alfonso, Prince of Asturias.
1391
Konrad von Wallenrode becomes the 24th Grand Master of the Teutonic Order.
1308
Pope Clement V pardons Jacques de Molay, the last Grand Master of the Knights Templar, absolving him of charges of heresy.
1191
Richard I of England initiates the Massacre at Ayyadieh, leaving 2,600-3,000 Muslim hostages dead.
1083
Canonization of the first King of Hungary, Saint Stephen and his son Saint Emeric celebrated as a National Day in Hungary.
917
Battle of Acheloos: Tsar Simeon I of Bulgaria decisively defeats a Byzantine army.
636
Battle of Yarmouk: Arab forces led by Khalid ibn al-Walid take control of the Levant away from the Byzantine Empire, marking the first great wave of Muslim conquests and the rapid advance of Islam outside Arabia.
AD 14
Agrippa Postumus, maternal grandson of the late Roman emperorAugustus, is executed by his guards under mysterious circumstances while in exile.

Births On This Day

1999
Oregon Kaufusi, Australian rugby league player
1996
Bunty Afoa, New Zealand rugby league player
1995
Liana Liberato, American television and film actress
1993
Mario Jelavic, Croatian footballer
1992
Matt Eisenhuth, Australian rugby league player
1992
Demi Lovato, American singer-songwriter and actress
1992
Andrei Peteleu, Romanian footballer
1992
Deniss Rakels, Latvian footballer
1992
Callum Skinner, Scottish track cyclist
1991
Marko Djokovic, Serbian tennis player
1991
Jyrki Jokipakka, Finnish hockey player
1991
Arseny Logashov, Russian footballer
1991
Luke O'Neill, English footballer
1991
Mario Tičinović, Croatian footballer
1990
Macauley Chrisantus, Nigerian footballer
1990
Culoe De Song, South African music producer and DJ
1990
Venelin Filipov, Bulgarian footballer
1990
Leigh Griffiths, Scottish footballer
1990
Fabien Jarsalé, French footballer
1990
Bradley Klahn, American tennis player
1989
Kirko Bangz, American rapper and producer
1989
Nebil Gahwagi, Hungarian footballer
1989
Silas Kiplagat, Kenyan runner
1989
Slavcho Shokolarov, Bulgarian footballer
1989
Judd Trump, English snooker player
1989
Dean Winnard, English footballer
1988
Jerryd Bayless, American basketball player
1988
Sarah R, Lotfi, American director, producer, and screenwriter
1988
José Zamora, Spanish footballer
1987
Stefan Aigner, German footballer
1987
Vedran Janjetović, Croatian-Australian footballer
1987
Sido Jombati, Portuguese footballer
1987
Egon Kaur, Estonian race car driver
1986
Andrew Surman, South African-English footballer
1986
Steven Zalewski, American ice hockey player
1985
Brant Daugherty, American actor
1985
Glen Buttriss, Australian rugby league player
1985
Blake DeWitt, American baseball player
1985
Thomas Domingo, French rugby player
1985
Matt Hague, American baseball player
1985
Jack King, English footballer
1985
Álvaro Negredo, Spanish footballer
1985
Willie Ripia, New Zealand rugby player
1985
Joe Vitale, American ice hockey player
1985
Stephen Ward, Irish footballer
1985
Mark Washington, American football player
1984
Aílton José Almeida, Brazilian footballer
1984
Pavel Eismann, Czech footballer
1984
Laura Georges, French footballer
1984
Jamie Hoffmann, American baseball player
1984
Ingrid Lukas, Estonian-Swiss singer-songwriter and pianist
1983
Hamza Abdullah, American football player
1983
Paulo André Cren Benini, Brazilian footballer
1983
Andrew Garfield, American-English actor
1983
Héctor Landazuri, Colombian footballer
1983
Mladen Pelaić, Croatian footballer
1983
Brian Schaefering, American football player
1983
Yuri Zhirkov, Russian footballer
1982
Cléber Luis Alberti, Brazilian footballer
1982
Aleksandr Amisulashvili, Georgian footballer
1982
Monty Dumond, South African rugby player
1982
Youssouf Hersi, Ethiopian footballer
1982
Joshua Kennedy, Australian footballer
1982
Mijaín López, Cuban wrestler
1982
Richard Petiot, Canadian ice hockey player
1982
Barney Rogers, Zimbabwean cricketer
1982
Enyelbert Soto, Venezuelan-Japanese baseball player
1981
Ben Barnes, English actor
1981
Brett Finch, Australian rugby league player and sportscaster
1981
Artur Kotenko, Estonian footballer
1981
Bernard Mendy, French footballer
1981
Craig Ochs, American football player
1981
Byron Saxton, American wrestler, manager, and sportscaster
1979
Sarah Borwell, English tennis player
1979
Jamie Cullum, English singer-songwriter and pianist
1979
Cory Sullivan, American baseball player
1978
Alberto Martín, Spanish tennis player
1978
Emir Mkademi, Tunisian footballer
1978
Chris Schroder, American baseball player
1977
Paolo Bianco, Italian footballer
1977
Wayne Brown, English footballer
1977
Felipe Contepomi, Argentine rugby player, coach, and physician
1977
Manuel Contepomi, Argentine rugby player
1977
Shockmain Davis, American football player
1977
A. M. Esmonde, Welsh author, director, and producer
1977
Stéphane Gillet, Luxembourgian footballer
1977
Aaron Hamill, Australian footballer and coach
1977
Ívar Ingimarsson, Icelandic footballer
1977
James Ormond, English cricketer
1977
Josh Pearce, American baseball player
1977
Aaron Taylor, American baseball player
1976
Chris Drury, American ice hockey player
1976
Cornel Frăsineanu, Romanian footballer
1976
Tony Grant, Irish footballer
1976
Kristen Miller, American actress, producer, and screenwriter
1976
Marcel Podszus, German footballer
1976
Fabio Ulloa, Honduran footballer
1975
Marcin Adamski, Polish footballer and manager
1975
Marko Martin, Estonian pianist and educator
1975
Shaun Newton, English footballer
1975
Elijah Williams, American football player and coach
1974
Amy Adams, American actress and singer
1974
Misha Collins, American actor
1974
Szabolcs Sáfár, Hungarian footballer and coach
1974
Andy Strachan, Australian drummer and songwriter
1974
Maxim Vengerov, Russian violinist and conductor
1973
Alban Bushi, Albanian footballer
1973
Alexandre Finazzi, Brazilian footballer
1973
Scott Goodman, Australian swimmer
1973
Todd Helton, American baseball player
1973
Cameron Mather, New Zealand rugby player and sportscaster
1973
José Paniagua, Dominican baseball player
1973
Donn Swaby, American actor and screenwriter
1973
Juan Becerra Acosta, Mexican journalist
1972
Derrick Alston, American basketball player
1972
Melvin Booker, American basketball player
1972
Chaney Kley, American actor, coach, and sportscaster (d. 2007)
1972
Scott Quinnell, Welsh rugby player and sportscaster
1972
Anna Umemiya, Japanese model and actress
1971
Nenad Bjelica, Croatian footballer and manager
1971
Matt Calland, English rugby player and coach
1971
Steve Stone, English footballer and coach
1971
David Walliams, English comedian, actor, and author
1971
Jonathan Ke Quan, Vietnamese actor
1970
Els Callens, Belgian tennis player and sportscaster
1970
Fred Durst, American singer-songwriter
1969
Billy Gardell, American comedian, actor, and producer
1969
Mark Holzemer, American baseball player and scout
1968
Brett Angell, English footballer and coach
1968
Abdelatif Benazzi, Moroccan-French rugby player
1968
Klas Ingesson, Swedish footballer and manager (d. 2014)
1968
Yuri Shiratori, Japanese voice actress and singer
1968
Bai Yansong, Chinese host
1967
Andy Benes, American baseball player
1966
Miguel Albaladejo, Spanish director and screenwriter
1966
Dimebag Darrell, American guitarist and songwriter (d. 2004)
1966
Enrico Letta, Italian lawyer and politician, 55th Prime Minister of Italy
1966
Liu Chunyan, Chinese host and voice actress
1965
KRS-One, American rapper and producer
1964
Azarias Ruberwa, Congolese lawyer and politician, Vice-President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
1963
Uwe Bialon, German footballer and manager
1963
Kal Daniels, American baseball player
1963
José Cecena, Mexican baseball player
1962
James Marsters, American actor
1961
Amanda Sonia Berry, English businesswoman
1960
Dom Duff, Breton singer-songwriter, guitarist, composer
1960
Mark Langston, American baseball player
1958
Nigel Dodds, Northern Irish lawyer and politician
1958
Patricia Rozema, Canadian director and screenwriter
1958
David O. Russell, American director and screenwriter
1958
John Stehr, American journalist
1957
Finlay Calder, Scottish rugby player
1957
Jim Calder, Scottish rugby player
1957
Simon Donaldson, English mathematician and academic
1957
Sorin Antohi, Romanian journalist and historian
1957
Paul Johnson, American football coach
1956
Joan Allen, American actress
1956
Alvin Greenidge, Barbadian cricketer
1956
Desmond Swayne, English soldier and politician, Vice-Chamberlain of the Household
1955
Agnes Chan, Hong Kong singer and author
1955
Janet Royall, Baroness Royall of Blaisdon, English politician, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
1954
Quinn Buckner, American basketball player and coach
1954
Tawn Mastrey, American radio host and producer (d. 2007)
1954
Al Roker, American news anchor, television personality, and author
1953
Gerry Bertier, American football player (d. 1981)
1953
Peter Horton, American actor and director
1953
Mike Jackson, American politician
1953
Jim Trenton, American radio host and actor
1953
Leroy Burgess, American singer, songwriter, keyboard player, recording artist, and record producer
1952
John Emburey, English cricketer and coach
1952
Doug Fieger, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2010)
1952
John Hiatt, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1952
Ric Menello, American director and screenwriter (d. 2013)
1951
DeForest Soaries, American minister and politician, 30th Secretary of State of New Jersey
1949
Nikolas Asimos, Greek singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1988)
1949
Phil Lynott, Irish singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer (d. 1986)
1948
John Noble, Australian actor and director
1948
Robert Plant, English singer-songwriter
1947
Alan Lee, English painter and illustrator
1947
James Pankow, American trombone player, songwriter, and singer (Chicago)
1947
Ray Wise, American actor
1946
Mufaddal Saifuddin, 53rd Da'i al-Mutlaq of Fatimid Caliphateالدولة الفاطمية
1946
Henryk Broder, Polish-German journalist and author
1946
Connie Chung, American journalist
1946
Laurent Fabius, French politician, 158th Prime Minister of France
1946
Ralf Hütter, German singer and keyboard player
1946
N. R. Narayana Murthy, Indian businessman, co-founded Infosys
1945
Roy Gardner, English businessman
1944
Rajiv Gandhi, Indian lawyer and politician, 6th Prime Minister of India (d. 1991)
1944
Graig Nettles, American baseball player and manager
1943
Roger Gale, English journalist and politician
1943
Sylvester McCoy, Scottish actor
1942
Isaac Hayes, American singer-songwriter, pianist, producer, and actor (d. 2008)
1942
Fred Norman, American baseball player
1941
Dave Brock, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
1941
Rich Brooks, American football player and coach
1941
Anne Evans, English soprano and actress
1941
William H. Gray, American lawyer and politician (d. 2013)
1941
Slobodan Milošević, Serbian lawyer and politician, 1st President of Serbia (d. 2006)
1941
Robin Oakley, English journalist and author
1941
Jo Ramírez, Mexican race car driver and manager
1940
Rubén Hinojosa, American businessman and politician
1940
Gus Macdonald, Scottish academic and politician, Minister for the Cabinet Office
1940
Rex Sellers, Indian-Australian cricketer
1939
Fernando Poe Jr., Filipino actor and politician (d. 2004)
1939
Mike Velarde, Filipino televangelist and religious leader
1938
Peter Day, English chemist and academic
1938
Alain Vivien, French politician
1937
Stelvio Cipriani, Italian composer
1937
Andrei Konchalovsky, Russian director, producer, and screenwriter
1937
Sky Saxon, American singer-songwriter and bassist (d. 2009)
1936
Hideki Shirakawa, Japanese chemist, engineer, and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
1935
Ron Paul, American captain, physician, and politician
1934
Sneaky Pete Kleinow, American country-rock pedal-steel guitarist and songwriter (d. 2007)
1934
Tom Mangold, German-English journalist and author
1933
George J. Mitchell, American lieutenant, lawyer, and politician
1932
Vasily Aksyonov, Russian physician, author, and academic (d. 2009)
1932
Atholl McKinnon, South African cricketer (d. 1983)
1931
Don King, American boxing promoter
1930
Mario Bernardi, Canadian pianist and conductor (d. 2013)
1930
Peter Randall, English sergeant (d. 2007)
1929
Kevin Heffernan, Irish footballer and manager (d. 2013)
1927
John Boardman, English archaeologist and historian
1927
Yootha Joyce, English actress (d. 1980)
1927
Fred Kavli, Norwegian-American businessman and philanthropist, founded The Kavli Foundation (d. 2013)
1927
Peter Oakley, English soldier and blogger (d. 2014)
1926
Frank Rosolino, American jazz trombonist (d. 1978)
1926
Nobby Wirkowski, American-Canadian football player and coach (d. 2014)
1924
George Zuverink, American baseball player (d. 2014)
1923
Jim Reeves, American singer-songwriter (d. 1964)
1921
Keith Froome, Australian rugby league player (d. 1978)
1921
Jack Wilson, Australian cricketer (d. 1985)
1919
Walter Bernstein, American screenwriter and producer
1919
Adamantios Androutsopoulos, Greek lawyer, educator and politician, Prime Minister of Greece (d. 2000)
1918
Jacqueline Susann, American actress and author (d. 1974)
1916
Paul Felix Schmidt, Estonian-German chess player and chemist (d. 1984)
1913
Roger Wolcott Sperry, American neuropsychologist and neurobiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1994)
1912
John H. Michaelis, American general (d. 1985)
1910
Eero Saarinen, Finnish-American architect and furniture designer, designed the Gateway Arch (d. 1961)
1909
André Morell, English actor (d. 1978)
1909
Alby Roberts, New Zealand cricketer and rugby player (d. 1978)
1908
Al López, American baseball player and manager (d. 2005)
1906
Bunny Austin, English tennis player (d. 2000)
1906
Vidrik Rootare, Estonian chess player (d. 1981)
1905
Jean Gebser, German linguist, poet, and philosopher (d. 1973)
1905
Mikio Naruse, Japanese director and screenwriter (d. 1969)
1905
Jack Teagarden, American singer-songwriter and trombonist (d. 1964)
1901
Salvatore Quasimodo, Italian novelist and poet, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1968)
1898
Vilhelm Moberg, Swedish historian, journalist, author, and playwright (d. 1973)
1897
Tarjei Vesaas, Norwegian author and poet (d. 1970)
1896
Gostha Pal, Indian footballer (d. 1976)
1890
H. P. Lovecraft, American short story writer, editor, novelist (d. 1937)
1888
Tôn Đức Thắng, Vietnamese politician, 2nd President of Vietnam (d. 1980)
1887
Phan Khôi, Vietnamese journalist and scholar (d. 1959)
1886
Paul Tillich, German-American philosopher and theologian (d. 1965)
1885
Dino Campana, Italian poet and author (d. 1932)
1884
Rudolf Bultmann, German Lutherantheologian and professor of New Testament at the University of Marburg (d. 1976)
1881
Edgar Guest, English-American poet and author (d. 1959)
1881
Aleksander Hellat, Estonian politician, 6th Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs (d. 1943)
1873
Eliel Saarinen, Finnish architect and academic, co-designed the National Museum of Finland (d. 1950)
1868
Ellen Roosevelt, American tennis player (d. 1954)
1865
Bernard Tancred, South African cricketer and lawyer (d. 1911)
1860
Raymond Poincaré, French lawyer and politician, 10th President of France (d. 1934)
1856
Jakub Bart-Ćišinski, German poet and playwright (d. 1909)
1847
Andrew Greenwood, English cricketer (d. 1889)
1847
Bolesław Prus, Polish journalist and author (d. 1912)
1845
Albert Chmielowski, Polish saint, founded the Albertine Brothers (d. 1916)
1833
Benjamin Harrison, American general, lawyer, and politician, 23rd President of the United States (d. 1901)
1799
James Prinsep, English orientalist and scholar (d. 1840)
1789
Abbas Mirza, Qajar crown prince of Persia (d. 1833)
1779
Jöns Jacob Berzelius, Swedish chemist and academic (d. 1848)
1778
Bernardo O'Higgins, Chilean general and politician, 2nd Supreme Director of Chile (d. 1842)
1720
Bernard de Bury, French harpsichord player and composer (d. 1785)
1719
Christian Mayer, Czech astronomer and educator (d. 1783)
1710
Thomas Simpson, English mathematician and academic (d. 1761)
1659
Henry Every, English pirate (d. 1696)
1632
Louis Bourdaloue, French preacher and academic (d. 1704)
1625
Thomas Corneille, French playwright and philologist (d. 1709)
1561
Jacopo Peri, Italian singer and composer (d. 1633)
1517
Antoine Perrenot de Granvelle, French cardinal and art collector (d. 1586)
1457
Seongjong of Joseon, King of Joseon (d. 1494)
1377
Shahrukh Mirza, ruler of Persia and Transoxiania (d. 1447)
1086
Bolesław III Wrymouth, Prince of Poland (d. 1138)

Deaths On This Day

2018
Uri Avnery, Israeli writer, politician and peace activist (b. 1923)
2017
Jerry Lewis, American actor and comedian (b. 1926)
2015
Egon Bahr, German journalist and politician, Federal Minister for Special Affairs of Germany (b. 1922)
2015
Paul Kibblewhite, New Zealand chemist and engineer (b. 1941)
2015
Frank Wilkes, Australian soldier and politician (b. 1922)
2014
Anton Buslov, Russian astrophysicist and journalist (b. 1983)
2014
Lois Mai Chan, Taiwanese-American librarian, author, and academic (b. 1934)
2014
Boris Dubin, Russian sociologist and academic (b. 1946)
2014
B. K. S. Iyengar, Indian yoga instructor and author, founded Iyengar Yoga (b. 1918)
2014
Buddy MacMaster, Canadian singer-songwriter and fiddler (b. 1924)
2014
Sava Stojkov, Serbian painter and educator (b. 1925)
2014
Edmund Szoka, American cardinal (b. 1927)
2013
Sathima Bea Benjamin, South African singer-songwriter (b. 1936)
2013
Narendra Dabholkar, Indian author and activist (b. 1945)
2013
Don Hassler, American saxophonist and composer (b. 1929)
2013
Elmore Leonard, American novelist, short story writer, and screenwriter (b. 1925)
2013
Marian McPartland, English-American pianist and composer (b. 1918)
2013
John W. Morris, American general (b. 1921)
2013
Ted Post, American director and screenwriter (b. 1918)
2012
Phyllis Diller, American actress and comedian (b. 1917)
2012
Daryl Hine, Canadian-American poet and academic (b. 1936)
2012
Dom Mintoff, Maltese journalist and politician, 8th Prime Minister of Malta (b. 1916)
2012
Len Quested, English footballer and manager (b. 1925)
2012
Mika Yamamoto, Japanese journalist (b. 1967)
2012
Meles Zenawi, Ethiopian soldier and politician, Prime Minister of Ethiopia (b. 1955)
2011
Ram Sharan Sharma, Indian historian and academic (b. 1919)
2010
Đặng Phong, Vietnamese economist and historian (b. 1937)
2009
Larry Knechtel, American keyboardist and bass player (b. 1940)
2009
Karla Kuskin, American author and illustrator (b. 1932)
2008
Ed Freeman, American soldier and pilot, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1927)
2008
Hua Guofeng, Chinese politician, 2nd Premier of the People's Republic of China (b. 1921)
2008
Stephanie Tubbs Jones, American lawyer and politician (b. 1949)
2008
Gene Upshaw, American football player (b. 1945)
2007
Leona Helmsley, American businesswoman (b. 1920)
2006
Bryan Budd, Northern Ireland-born English soldier, Victoria Cross recipient (b. 1977)
2006
Joe Rosenthal, American photographer and journalist (b. 1911)
2006
S. Sivamaharajah, Sri Lankan Tamil newspaper publisher and politician (b. 1938)
2005
Thomas Herrion, American football player (b. 1981)
2005
Krzysztof Raczkowski, Polish drummer and songwriter (b. 1970)
2001
Fred Hoyle, English astronomer and author (b. 1915)
2001
Kim Stanley, American actress (b. 1925)
2000
Bunny Austin, English tennis player (b. 1906)
1997
Norris Bradbury, American soldier, physicist, and academic (b. 1909)
1997
Léon Dion, Canadian political scientist and academic (b. 1922)
1996
Rio Reiser, German singer-songwriter (b. 1950)
1995
Hugo Pratt, Italian author and illustrator (b. 1927)
1993
Bernard Delfgaauw, Dutch philosopher and academic (b. 1912)
1987
Walenty Kłyszejko, Estonian-Polish basketball player and coach (b. 1909)
1986
Milton Acorn, Canadian poet and playwright (b. 1923)
1985
Donald O. Hebb, Canadian psychologist and academic (b. 1904)
1985
Wilhelm Meendsen-Bohlken, German admiral (b. 1897)
1982
Ulla Jacobsson, Swedish actress (b. 1929)
1980
Joe Dassin, American-French singer-songwriter (b. 1938)
1979
Christian Dotremont, Belgian painter and poet (b. 1922)
1971
Rashid Minhas, Pakistani lieutenant and pilot (b. 1951)
1965
Jonathan Daniels, American seminarian and civil rights activist (b. 1939)
1963
Joan Voûte, Dutch astronomer (b. 1879)
1961
Percy Williams Bridgman, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1882)
1951
İzzettin Çalışlar, Turkish general (b. 1882)
1943
William Irvine, Irish-Australian politician, 21st Premier of Victoria (b. 1858)
1942
István Horthy, Hungarian admiral and pilot (b. 1904)
1939
Agnes Giberne, Indian-English astronomer and author (b. 1845)
1936
Edward Weston, English-American chemist (b. 1850)
1930
Charles Bannerman, Australian cricketer and umpire (b. 1851)
1919
Greg MacGregor, Scottish cricketer and rugby player (b. 1869)
1917
Adolf von Baeyer, German chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1835)
1915
Paul Ehrlich, German physician and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1854)
1914
Pope Pius X (b. 1835)
1912
William Booth, English preacher, co-founded The Salvation Army (b. 1829)
1897
Charles Lilley, English-Australian politician, 4th Premier of Queensland (b. 1827)
1893
Alexander Wassilko von Serecki, Austrian lawyer and politician (b. 1827)
1887
Jules Laforgue, French poet and author (b. 1860)
1882
James Whyte, Scottish-Australian politician, 6th Premier of Tasmania (b. 1820)
1854
Shiranui Dakuemon, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 8th Yokozuna (b. 1801)
1835
Agnes Bulmer, English merchant and poet (b. 1775)
1825
William Waldegrave, 1st Baron Radstock, English admiral and politician, Governor of Newfoundland (b. 1753)
1823
Pope Pius VII (b. 1740)
1785
Jean-Baptiste Pigalle, French sculptor (b. 1714)
1773
Enrique Flórez, Spanish historian and author (b. 1701)
1707
Nicolas Gigault, French organist and composer (b. 1627)
1701
Sir Charles Sedley, 5th Baronet, English playwright and politician, Speaker of the British House of Commons (b. 1639)
1680
William Bedloe, English spy (b. 1650)
1672
Cornelis de Witt, Dutch lawyer and politician (b. 1623)
1672
Johan de Witt, Dutch mathematician and politician (b. 1625)
1651
Jeremi Wiśniowiecki, Polish nobleman (b. 1612)
1648
Edward Herbert, 1st Baron Herbert of Cherbury, English soldier and diplomat (b. 1583)
1639
Martin Opitz, German poet and hymnwriter (b. 1597)
1611
Tomás Luis de Victoria, Spanish priest and composer (b. 1548)
1580
Jerónimo Osório, Portuguese historian and author (b. 1506)
1572
Miguel López de Legazpi, Spanish navigator and politician, 1st Governor-General of the Philippines (b. 1502)
1528
Georg von Frundsberg, German knight and landowner (b. 1473)
1471
Borso d'Este, Duke of Ferrara (b. 1413)
1386
Bo Jonsson, royal marshal of Sweden
1384
Geert Groote, Dutch preacher, founded the Brethren of the Common Life (b. 1340)
1348
Laurence Hastings, 1st Earl of Pembroke (b. 1319)
1297
William Fraser, bishop and Guardian of Scotland
1158
Rögnvald Kali Kolsson (b. 1100), Earl of Orkney and Saint
1153
Bernard of Clairvaux, French theologian and saint (b. 1090)
984
Pope John XIV
917
Constantine Lips, Byzantine admiral
768
Eadberht of Northumbria
651
Oswine of Deira
535
Mochta, Irish missionary and saint
AD 14
Agrippa Postumus, Roman son of Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa (b. 12 BC)

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