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On This Day in History:  August 21

August 21 is the 233rd day of the year (234th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 132 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2020
Louisiana retailer sells two winning lottery tickets in one week. One gas station in Baton Rouge might find more players frequenting its store for a dab of luck since it sold two winning lottery tickets within one week.
2019
CT Lottery CEO refuses to testify as to why official was placed on leave. President/CEO Gregory Smith of the Connecticut Lottery Corp. (CLC) repeatedly refused last week to say why he placed CLC Vice President Chelsea Turner on paid administrative leave July 15 from her $190,000-a-year job under a state personnel regulation that provides for "investigation of alleged serious misconduct which could constitute just cause for dismissal."
2016
Alabama lottery bill faces battle in House. Putting a vote before Alabama residents to add a state lottery still has sizable challenges before it can happen.
2014
$3 million lottery winnings just chicken feed to farmer. A Michigan chicken farmer who won a $3.3 million lottery jackpot was on the brink of losing everything.
2013
Fla. senator proposes online Florida Lottery sales, again. A Florida state senator wants to make Florida Lottery tickets just a click or two away.
2011
Winning $32M Mega Millions lottery ticket sold in Massachusetts. One lucky Massachusetts resident is $32 million richer after Friday night's drawing of the Mega Millions jackpot, state lottery officials said.
2009
Recession or not, Michigan lottery tickets are hot sellers. Michigan Lottery officials say lottery sales are running at a near record pace and are expected to get a boost by tonight's $207 million Mega Millions jackpot.
2009
California Mega Millions lottery ticket worth $200K to expire Monday. A lottery ticket worth more than $200,000 that was bought in Coronado, California, remains unclaimed, and lottery officials yesterday warned that the prize will expire in three days.
2009
S.C. Lottery officials waiting for Powerball winner to come forward. Right now one Powerball lottery ticket holder is a multi-millionaire and may not even know it. So far no one has come forward to claim Wednesday night's prize of $259,900,000.
2008
Michigan Lottery starts two big new games. After starting its latest raffle game last week -- with a $2 million top prize -- the Michigan Lottery will introduce a new instant win game next week awarding eleven ticket holders $1 million each.
2007
Tennessee Lottery computerized drawings flawed since inception. A month ago, Tennessee Lottery officials claimed the state's new computerized drawings would be "exciting". What Tennessee lottery players got instead were buggy, unfair drawings, in which almost half the numbers people picked had no chance whatsoever of winning.
2006
Maryland Lottery to add horse race tie-in. At this year's Maryland Million, a signature day of racing for state-sired horses, a fan can take home a million dollars from the Maryland Lottery.
2006
Lawmakers criticize Iowa Lottery bonuses. Iowa Lottery workers are about to receive up to $7,700 each in what their board calls incentive-based pay -- and what critics call politically tone-deaf bonuses.
2006
N.C. lottery counts on millions in unclaimed prizes. North Carolina lottery officials expect almost $9 million in lottery winnings will go unclaimed between last month and June.
2004
Penn. Lottery's Midday Mistake Leads to Questions About Drawings. When news outlets received the results of the Pennsylvania midday lottery drawing 20 minutes earlier than usual, some questioned how the nontelevised drawing operates.
2003
Powerball Jackpot Soars to $100 Million. Summer may be winding down but the excitement surrounding America's favorite lottery game is heating up. There were no Powerball jackpot winners Wednesday but 488,267 players across the nation won a total of more than $4.9 million in prizes in America's Game. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Wednesday's drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $100 million, with a cash option of $51 million. That's the largest current lottery jackpot in the world.
2003
One of these days, someone is going to win Super Six jackpot. The last Super Six jackpot, won on Nov. 8, 2002, has been followed by 81 straight rollovers and now stands at $27.5 million. In the world of lottery jackpots, 20 rollovers is a long run. Eighty-one rollovers is astounding.
2003
Family double as father scoops lotto windfall. A retired father of three is celebrating an £85,248 Lotto windfall - just two months after his son scooped £179,137.

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.€127.53 Million
US$144.35 Million
Draw Date
Aug 23, 2016
9.$127 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 24, 2016
10.€93 Million
US$124.33 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Aug 23, 2013
11.€107 Million
US$123.55 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Aug 21, 2018
12.€110 Million
US$121.28 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Aug 21, 2020
13.$115 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 24, 2010
14.€100 Million
US$111.24 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Aug 23, 2019
15.€74 Million
US$106.76 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Aug 23, 2011
16.€74 Million
US$105.86 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Aug 21, 2009
17.€69 Million
US$102.26 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Aug 22, 2008
18.$102 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 21, 2018
19.€90 Million
US$100.12 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Aug 23, 2019
20.$100 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 23, 2003
21.$95 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 22, 2008
22.$90 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 22, 2015
22.$90 Million
California
SuperLotto Plus
Draw Date
Aug 21, 2002
22.$90 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 23, 2002
22.$90 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 23, 2019

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1990
Tuesday, Aug 21, 1990
30 years old
1986
Thursday, Aug 21, 1986
34 years old
1986
Thursday, Aug 21, 1986
34 years old
1985
Wednesday, Aug 21, 1985
35 years old
1979
Tuesday, Aug 21, 1979
41 years old
1978
Monday, Aug 21, 1978
42 years old
1970
Friday, Aug 21, 1970
50 years old
1969
Thursday, Aug 21, 1969
51 years old
1968
Wednesday, Aug 21, 1968
52 years old
1964
Friday, Aug 21, 1964
56 years old
1964
Friday, Aug 21, 1964
56 years old
1959
Friday, Aug 21, 1959
61 years old
1956
Tuesday, Aug 21, 1956
64 years old
1956
Tuesday, Aug 21, 1956
64 years old
1939
Monday, Aug 21, 1939
81 years old

Worldwide Events On This Day

2017
A solar eclipse traverses the continental United States.
2016
The closing ceremony of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, takes place.
2013
Hundreds of people are reported killed by chemical attacks in the Ghouta region of Syria.
2000
Tiger Woods, American professional golfer, wins the 82nd PGA Championship and becomes the first golfer since Ben Hogan in 1953 to win 3 majors in a calendar year.
1993
NASA loses contact with the Mars Observer spacecraft.
1991
Latvia declares renewal of its full independence after its occupation by the Soviet Union since 1945.
1991
Coup attempt against Mikhail Gorbachev collapses.
1988
The 6.9 MwNepal earthquake shakes the Nepal-India border with a maximum Mercalli intensity of VIII (Severe), leaving 709-1,450 people killed and thousands injured.
1986
Carbon dioxide gas erupts from volcanicLake Nyos in Cameroon, killing up to 1,800 people within a 20-kilometer range.
1983
Philippine opposition leader Benigno Aquino, Jr. is assassinated at the Manila International Airport (now renamed Ninoy Aquino International Airport in his honor).
1982
Lebanese Civil War: The first troops of a multinational force lands in Beirut to oversee the Palestine Liberation Organization's withdrawal from Lebanon.
1971
A bomb exploded in the Liberal Party campaign rally in Plaza Miranda, Manila, Philippines with several anti-Marcos political candidates injured.
1968
Cold War: Nicolae Ceaușescu, leader of Communist Romania, publicly condemns the Soviet-led Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia, encouraging the Romanian population to arm itself against possible Soviet reprisals.
1968
James Anderson Jr. posthumously receives the first Medal of Honor to be awarded to an African AmericanU.S. Marine.
1963
Xá Lợi Pagoda raids: The Army of the Republic of Vietnam Special Forces loyal to Ngô Đình Nhu, brother of President Ngo Dinh Diem, vandalizes Buddhist pagodas across the country, arresting thousands and leaving an estimated hundreds dead.
1961
American country music singer Patsy Cline returns to record producer Owen Bradley's studio in Nashville, Tennessee to record her vocals to Willie Nelson's "Crazy", which would become her signature song.
1961
Motown releases what would be its first #1 hit (in America), "Please Mr. Postman" by The Marvelettes.
1959
United States PresidentDwight D. Eisenhower signs an executive order proclaiming Hawaii the 50th state of the union. Hawaii's admission is currently commemorated by Hawaii Admission Day
1957
The Soviet Union successfully conducts a long-range test flight of the R-7 Semyorka, the first intercontinental ballistic missile.
1945
Physicist Harry Daghlian is fatally irradiated in a criticality accident during an experiment with the Demon core at Los Alamos National Laboratory.
1944
Dumbarton Oaks Conference, prelude to the United Nations, begins.
1944
World War II: Canadian and Polish units capture the strategically important town of Falaise, Calvados, France.
1942
World War II: The flag of Nazi Germany is planted atop Mount Elbrus, the highest peak of the Caucasus mountain range.
1942
World War II: The Guadalcanal Campaign: American forces defeat an attack by Imperial Japanese Army soldiers in the Battle of the Tenaru.
1918
World War I: The Second Battle of the Somme begins.
1914
World War I: The Battle of Charleroi, a successful German attack across the River Sambre that pre-empted a French offensive in the same area.
1911
The Mona Lisa is stolen by Vincenzo Perugia, a Louvre employee.
1901
Six hundred American school teachers, Thomasites, arrived in Manila on the USAT Thomas.
1897
Oldsmobile, an American automobile manufacturer and marque, is founded.
1888
The first successful adding machine in the United States is patented by William Seward Burroughs.
1883
An F5 tornado strikes Rochester, Minnesota, leading to the creation of the Mayo Clinic.
1863
Lawrence, Kansas is destroyed by pro-Confederate guerrillas known as Quantrill's Raiders.
1852
Tlingit Indians destroy Fort Selkirk, Yukon Territory.
1831
Nat Turner leads black slaves and free blacks in a rebellion in Southampton County, Virginia, which will claim the lives of 55 to 65 whites.
1821
Jarvis Island is discovered by the crew of the ship, Eliza Frances.
1810
Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte, Marshal of France, is elected Crown Prince of Sweden by the Swedish Riksdag of the Estates.
1808
Battle of Vimeiro: British and Portuguese forces led by General Arthur Wellesley defeat French force under Major-General Jean-Andoche Junot near the village of Vimeiro, Portugal, the first Anglo-Portuguese victory of the Peninsular War.
1791
A Vodou ceremony, led by Dutty Boukman, turns into a violent slave rebellion, beginning the Haitian Revolution.
1778
American Revolutionary War: British forces begin besieging the French outpost at Pondichéry.
1772
King Gustav III completes his coup d'état by adopting a new Constitution, ending half a century of parliamentary rule in Sweden and installing himself as an enlightened despot.
1770
James Cook formally claims eastern Australia for Great Britain, naming it New South Wales.
1689
The Battle of Dunkeld in Scotland.
1680
Pueblo Indians capture Santa Fe from the Spanish during the Pueblo Revolt.
1415
Henry the Navigator leads Portuguese forces to victory over the Marinids at the Battle of Ceuta.
1331
King Stefan Uroš III, after months of anarchy, surrenders to his son and rival Stefan Dušan, who succeeds as King of Serbia.
1192
Minamoto no Yoritomo becomes Sei-i Taishōgun and the de facto ruler of Japan. (Traditional Japanese date: July 12, 1192)
1140
Song dynasty general Yue Fei defeats an army led by Jin dynasty general Wuzhu at the Battle of Yancheng during the Jin-Song Wars.
959
Eraclus becomes the 25th bishop of Liège.

Births On This Day

2000
Kate Valdez, Filipina actress and singer
1992
Felipe Nasr, Brazilian race car driver
1991
Leandro Bacuna, Dutch footballer
1990
Bo Burnham, American comedian, musician, actor, filmmaker and poet
1989
Charlison Benschop, Dutch footballer
1989
James Davey, English rugby league player
1989
Matteo Gentili, Italian footballer
1989
Hayden Panettiere, American actress
1989
Aleix Vidal, Spanish footballer
1988
Robert Lewandowski, Polish footballer
1988
Kacey Musgraves, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1986
Usain Bolt, Jamaican sprinter
1986
Wout Brama, Dutch footballer
1986
Koki Sakamoto, Japanese gymnast
1985
Nicolás Almagro, Spanish tennis player
1985
Aleksandra Kiryashova, Russian pole vaulter
1984
Neil Dexter, South African cricketer
1984
Melvin Upton, Jr., American baseball player
1983
Scott McDonald, Australian footballer
1982
Jason Eaton, New Zealand rugby player
1982
Omar Sachedina, Canadian television journalist, correspondent, and news anchor
1981
Jarrod Lyle, Australian golfer (d. 2018)
1981
Cameron Winklevoss, American rower and businessman, co-founded ConnectU
1981
Tyler Winklevoss, American rower and businessman, co-founded ConnectU
1981
Ross Thomas, American actor
1980
Burney Lamar, American race car driver
1980
Paul Menard, American race car driver
1980
Jasmin Wöhr, German tennis player
1979
Kelis, American singer-songwriter, producer, chef and author
1978
Peter Buxton, English rugby player and manager
1978
Reuben Droughns, American football player and coach
1978
Lee Gronkiewicz, American baseball player and coach
1978
Alan Lee, Irish footballer and coach
1978
Jason Marquis, American baseball player
1976
Alex Brooks, American ice hockey player and scout
1976
Jeff Cunningham, Jamaican-American soccer player
1976
Robert Miles, Australian rugby league player
1976
Ramón Vázquez, Puerto Rican-American baseball player and coach
1975
Simon Katich, Australian cricketer and manager
1974
Martin Andanar, Filipino journalist and radio host
1974
Paul Mellor, Australian rugby league player and referee
1973
Sergey Brin, Russian-American computer scientist and businessman, co-founded Google
1973
Steve McKenna, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1971
Mamadou Diallo, Senegalese footballer
1971
Robert Harvey, Australian footballer and coach
1971
Liam Howlett, English keyboard player, DJ, and producer
1970
Craig Counsell, American baseball player and coach
1970
Erik Dekker, Dutch cyclist and manager
1970
Cathy Weseluck, Canadian actress
1969
Bruce Anstey, New Zealand motorcycle racer
1969
Josée Chouinard, Canadian figure skater
1968
Dina Carroll, English singer-songwriter
1968
Goran Ćurko, Serbian footballer
1968
Laura Trevelyan, English journalist and author
1967
Darren Bewick, Australian footballer
1967
Charb, French journalist and cartoonist (d. 2015)
1967
Carrie-Anne Moss, Canadian actress
1967
Serj Tankian, Lebanese-born Armenian-American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer
1966
John Wetteland, American baseball player and coach
1965
Jim Bullinger, American baseball player
1964
Gary Elkerton, Australian surfer
1963
Mohammed VI of Morocco, King of Morocco
1963
Nigel Pearson, English footballer and manager
1962
John Korfas, Greek-American basketball player and coach
1962
Pete Weber, American bowler
1961
Gerardo Barbero, Argentinian chess player and coach (d. 2001)
1961
V. B. Chandrasekhar, Indian cricketer and coach
1961
Stephen Hillenburg, American marine biologist, cartoonist, and animator (d. 2018)
1959
Anne Hobbs, English tennis player and coach
1959
Jim McMahon, American football player and coach
1958
Mark Williams, Australian footballer and coach
1957
Frank Pastore, American baseball player and radio host (d. 2012)
1956
Kim Cattrall, English-Canadian actress
1956
Jon Tester, American farmer and politician
1954
Archie Griffin, American football player
1954
Steve Smith, American drummer (Journey)
1954
Mark Williams, New Zealand-Australian singer-songwriter
1953
Ivan Stang, American author, publisher, and director
1952
Keith Hart, Canadian firefighter, wrestler, and trainer
1952
Jiří Paroubek, Czech soldier and politician, 6th Prime Minister of the Czech Republic
1952
Bernadette Porter, English nun and educator
1952
Joe Strummer, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2002)
1951
Eric Goles, Chilean mathematician and computer scientist
1951
Yana Mintoff, Maltese politician, economist and educator
1951
Chesley V. Morton, American businessman and politician
1950
Patrick Juvet, Swiss singer-songwriter and model
1949
Loretta Devine, American actress and singer
1949
Daniel Sivan, Israeli scholar and academic
1947
Carl Giammarese, American singer-songwriter and musician (The Buckinghams)
1945
Celia Brayfield, English journalist and author
1945
Jerry DaVanon, American baseball player
1945
Willie Lanier, American football player
1945
Patty McCormack, American actress
1944
Perry Christie, Bahamian politician, 3rd Prime Minister of the Bahamas
1944
Peter Weir, Australian director, producer, and screenwriter
1943
Patrick Demarchelier, French photographer
1943
Jonathan Schell, American journalist and author (d. 2014)
1943
Lucius Shepard, American author and critic (d. 2014)
1943
Hugh Wilson, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1941
Jackie DeShannon, American singer-songwriter
1940
Dominick Harrod, English journalist, historian, and author (d. 2013)
1940
Endre Szemerédi, Hungarian-American mathematician and computer scientist
1939
James Burton, American Hall of Fame guitarist
1939
Festus Mogae, Botswana economist and politician, 3rd President of Botswana
1939
Clarence Williams III, American actor
1938
Kenny Rogers, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actor
1938
Mike Weston, English rugby player
1937
Donald Dewar, Scottish lawyer and politician, 1st First Minister of Scotland (d. 2000)
1937
Gustavo Noboa, Ecuadorian academic and politician, 51st President of Ecuador
1937
Robert Stone, American novelist and short story writer (d. 2015)
1936
Wilt Chamberlain, American basketball player and coach (d. 1999)
1936
Radish Tordia, Georgian painter and educator
1934
Sudhakarrao Naik, Indian lawyer and politician, 13th Chief Minister of Maharashtra (d. 2001)
1934
Paul Panhuysen, Dutch composer (d. 2015)
1933
Janet Baker, English soprano and educator
1933
Michael Dacher, German mountaineer (d. 1994)
1933
Barry Norman, English author and critic (d. 2017)
1933
Erik Paaske, Danish actor and singer (d. 1992)
1932
Menashe Kadishman, Israeli sculptor and painter (d. 2015)
1932
Melvin Van Peebles, American actor, director, and screenwriter
1930
Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon (d. 2002)
1930
Frank Perry, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1995)
1930
Filippo Illuminato, Italian partisan, Gold Medal of Military Valour (d. 1943)
1929
Herman Badillo, Puerto Rican-American lawyer and politician (d. 2014)
1929
X. J. Kennedy, American poet, translator, anthologist, editor
1929
Ahmed Kathrada, South African politician and political prisoner (d. 2017)
1928
Addison Farmer, American bassist (d. 1963)
1928
Art Farmer, American trumpet player and composer (d. 1999)
1928
Bud McFadin, American football player (d. 2006)
1927
Thomas S. Monson, American religious leader, 16th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (d. 2018)
1926
Can Yücel, Turkish poet and translator (d. 1999)
1924
Jack Buck, American sportscaster (d. 2002)
1924
Jack Weston, American actor (d. 1996)
1923
Keith Allen, Canadian-American ice hockey player, coach, and manager (d. 2014)
1922
Albert Irvin, English soldier and painter (d. 2015)
1921
Reuven Feuerstein, Romanian-Israeli psychologist and academic (d. 2014)
1918
Billy Reay, Canadian-American ice hockey player and coach (d. 2004)
1917
Leonid Hurwicz, Russian economist and mathematician (d. 2008)
1916
Bill Lee, American actor and singer (d. 1980)
1916
Consuelo Velázquez, Mexican pianist and songwriter (d. 2005)
1914
Doug Wright, English cricketer and coach (d. 1998)
1912
Toe Blake, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 1995)
1909
Nikolay Bogolyubov, Russian mathematician and physicist (d. 1992)
1907
P. Jeevanandham, Indian lawyer and politician (d. 1963)
1906
Friz Freleng, American animator, director, and producer (d. 1995)
1905
Bipin Gupta, Indian actor and producer (d. 1981)
1904
Count Basie, American pianist, composer, and bandleader (d. 1984)
1903
Kostas Giannidis, Greek pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1984)
1902
Angel Karaliychev, Bulgarian author (d. 1972)
1897
Keith Arbuthnott, 15th Viscount of Arbuthnott, Scottish soldier and peer (d. 1966)
1895
Blossom Rock, American actress (d. 1978)
1894
Christian Schad, German painter (d. 1982)
1892
Charles Vanel, French actor and director (d. 1989)
1891
Emiliano Mercado del Toro, Puerto Rican-American soldier (d. 2007)
1887
James Paul Moody, English sailor (d. 1912)
1886
Ruth Manning-Sanders, Welsh-English author and poet (d. 1988)
1885
Édouard Fabre, Canadian runner (d. 1939)
1884
Chandler Egan, American golfer and architect (d. 1936)
1879
Claude Grahame-White, English pilot and engineer (d. 1959)
1878
Richard Girulatis, German footballer and manager (d. 1963)
1872
Aubrey Beardsley, English author and illustrator (d. 1898)
1869
William Henry Ogilvie, Scottish-Australian poet and author (d. 1963)
1862
Emilio Salgari, Italian journalist and author (d. 1911)
1856
Medora de Vallombrosa, Marquise de Morès, American heiress (d. 1921)
1840
Ferdinand Hamer, Dutch bishop and missionary (d. 1900)
1829
Otto Goldschmidt, German composer, conductor and pianist (d. 1907)
1826
Karl Gegenbaur, German anatomist and academic (d. 1903)
1823
Nathaniel Everett Green, English painter and astronomer (d. 1899)
1816
Charles Frédéric Gerhardt, French chemist and academic (d. 1856)
1813
Jean Stas, Belgian chemist and physician (d. 1891)
1801
Guillaume Groen van Prinsterer, Dutch historian and politician (d. 1876)
1800
Hiram Walden, American general and politician (d. 1880)
1798
Jules Michelet, French historian and philosopher (d. 1874)
1789
Augustin-Louis Cauchy, French mathematician and academic (d. 1857)
1765
William IV of the United Kingdom (d. 1837)
1754
William Murdoch, Scottish engineer and inventor, created gas lighting (d. 1839)
1754
Banastre Tarleton, English general and politician (d. 1833)
1725
Jean-Baptiste Greuze, French painter and educator (d. 1805)
1670
James FitzJames, 1st Duke of Berwick, French general and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Hampshire (d. 1734)
1665
Giacomo F. Maraldi, French-Italian astronomer and mathematician (d. 1729)
1660
Hubert Gautier, French mathematician and engineer (d. 1737)
1643
Afonso VI of Portugal (d. 1683)
1625
John Claypole, English politician (d. 1688)
1597
Roger Twysden, English historian and politician (d. 1672)
1579
Henri, Duke of Rohan (d. 1638)
1567
Francis de Sales, Swiss bishop and saint (d. 1622)
1552
Muhammad Qadiri, Founder of the Naushahia branch of the Qadri order (d. 1654)
1535
Shimazu Yoshihiro, Japanese general (d. 1619)
1481
Jorge de Lencastre, Duke of Coimbra (d. 1550)
1165
Philip II of France (d. 1223)

Deaths On This Day

2018
Stefán Karl Stefánsson, Icelandic actor (b. 1975)
2017
Bajram Rexhepi, First Kosovan Prime Ministers of UN mission administration in Kosovo . (b. 1954)
2015
Colin Beyer, New Zealand lawyer and businessman (b. 1938)
2015
Wang Dongxing, Chinese commander and politician (b. 1916)
2015
Jimmy Evert, American tennis player and coach (b. 1924)
2014
Gerry Anderson, Irish radio and television host (b. 1944)
2014
Helen Bamber, English psychotherapist and academic (b. 1925)
2014
Steven R. Nagel, American colonel, engineer, and astronaut (b. 1946)
2014
Jean Redpath, Scottish singer-songwriter (b. 1937)
2014
Albert Reynolds, Irish businessman and politician, 9th Taoiseach of Ireland (b. 1932)
2013
Jean Berkey, American lawyer and politician (b. 1938)
2013
Sid Bernstein, American record producer (b. 1918)
2013
C. Gordon Fullerton, American colonel, engineer, and astronaut (b. 1936)
2013
Fred Martin, Scottish footballer (b. 1929)
2013
Enos Nkala, Zimbabwean politician, Zimbabwean Minister of Defence (b. 1932)
2012
Georg Leber, German soldier and politician, Federal Minister of Defence for Germany (b. 1920)
2012
J. Frank Raley Jr., American soldier and politician (b. 1926)
2012
Don Raleigh, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1926)
2012
Guy Spitaels, Belgian academic and politician, 7th Minister-President of Wallonia (b. 1931)
2012
William Thurston, American mathematician and academic (b. 1946)
2010
Rodolfo Enrique Fogwill, Argentinean sociologist and author (b. 1941)
2009
Rex Shelley, Singaporean engineer and author (b. 1930)
2008
Jerry Finn, American engineer and producer (b. 1969)
2007
Siobhan Dowd, British author (b. 1960)
2007
Elizabeth P. Hoisington, American general (b. 1918)
2006
Paul Fentener van Vlissingen, Dutch businessman and philanthropist (b. 1941)
2005
Martin Dillon, American tenor and educator (b. 1957)
2005
Robert Moog, American businessman, founded Moog Music (b. 1934)
2005
Dahlia Ravikovitch, Israeli poet and translator (b. 1936)
2005
Marcus Schmuck, Austrian mountaineer (b. 1925)
2004
Sachidananda Routray, Indian Oriya-language poet (b. 1916)
2003
John Coplans, British artist (b. 1920)
2003
Kathy Wilkes, English philosopher and academic (b. 1946)
2001
Calum MacKay, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1927)
2000
Tomata du Plenty, American singer-songwriter and playwright (b. 1948)
2000
Daniel Lisulo, Zambian politician, 3rd Prime Minister of Zambia (b. 1930)
2000
Andrzej Zawada, Polish mountaineer and author (b. 1928)
1995
Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, Indian-American astrophysicist and mathematician, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1910)
1995
Chuck Stevenson, American racing driver (b. 1919)
1993
Tatiana Troyanos, American soprano and actress (b. 1938)
1989
Raul Seixas, Brazilian singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1945)
1988
Teodoro de Villa Diaz, Filipino guitarist and songwriter (b. 1963)
1988
Ray Eames, American architect, co-designed the Eames House (b. 1912)
1983
Benigno Aquino, Jr., Filipino journalist and politician (b. 1932)
1979
Giuseppe Meazza, Italian footballer and manager (b. 1910)
1978
Charles Eames, American architect, co-designed the Eames House (b. 1907)
1974
Buford Pusser, American police officer (b. 1937)
1974
Kirpal Singh, Indian spiritual master (b. 1894)
1971
George Jackson, American activist and author, co-founded the Black Guerrilla Family (b. 1941)
1964
Palmiro Togliatti, Italian journalist and politician, Italian Minister of Justice (b. 1893)
1960
David B. Steinman, American engineer, designed the Mackinac Bridge (b. 1886)
1957
Mait Metsanurk, Estonian author and playwright (b. 1879)
1957
Nels Stewart, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1902)
1957
Harald Sverdrup, Norwegian meteorologist and oceanographer (b. 1888)
1951
Constant Lambert, English composer and conductor (b. 1905)
1947
Ettore Bugatti, Italian-French engineer and businessman, founded Bugatti (b. 1881)
1943
Henrik Pontoppidan, Danish journalist and author, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1857)
1940
Hermann Obrecht, Swiss lawyer and politician (b. 1882)
1940
Ernest Thayer, American poet and author (b. 1863)
1940
Leon Trotsky, Russian theorist and politician, founded the Red Army (b. 1879)
1935
John Hartley, English tennis player (b. 1849)
1919
Laurence Doherty, English tennis player (b. 1875)
1910
Bertalan Székely, Hungarian painter and academic (b. 1835)
1905
Alexander von Oettingen, Estonian theologian and statistician (b. 1827)
1888
James Farnell, Australian politician, 8th Premier of New South Wales (b. 1825)
1870
Ma Xinyi, Chinese general and politician, Viceroy of Liangjiang (b. 1821)
1854
Thomas Clayton, American lawyer and politician (b. 1777)
1853
Charles Tristan, marquis de Montholon, French general (b. 1783)
1838
Adelbert von Chamisso, German botanist and poet (b. 1781)
1836
Claude-Louis Navier, French physicist and engineer (b. 1785)
1835
John MacCulloch, Scottish geologist and academic (b. 1773)
1814
Benjamin Thompson, American-English physicist and colonel (b. 1753)
1796
John McKinly, American physician and politician, 1st Governor of Delaware (b. 1721)
1775
Zahir al-Umar, Arabian ruler (b. 1690)
1763
Charles Wyndham, 2nd Earl of Egremont, English politician, Secretary of State for the Southern Department (b. 1710)
1762
Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, English author, poet, and playwright (b. 1689)
1689
William Cleland, Scottish poet and soldier (b. 1661)
1673
Henry Grey, 1st Earl of Stamford, English soldier (b. 1599)
1627
Jacques Mauduit, French composer and academic (b. 1557)
1622
Juan de Tassis, 2nd Count of Villamediana, Spanish poet and politician (b. 1582)
1614
Elizabeth Báthory, Hungarian countess and serial killer (b. 1560)
1568
Jean Parisot de Valette, 49th Grandmaster of the Knights Hospitaller (b. 1495)
1534
Philippe Villiers de L'Isle-Adam, 44th Grandmaster of the Knights Hospitaller (b. 1464)
1271
Alphonse, Count of Poitiers (b. 1220)
1245
Alexander of Hales, English theologian
1157
Alfonso VII of León and Castile (b. 1105)
1148
William II, Count of Nevers (b. c. 1089)
1131
King Baldwin II of Jerusalem
913
Tang Daoxi, Chinese general
784
Alberic, archbishop of Utrecht
672
Emperor Kōbun of Japan (b. 648)

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