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On This Day in History:  August 24

August 24 is the 236th day of the year (237th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 129 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2020
Illinois lottery player wins two prizes playing daughters' birthdays. After playing the lottery for a decade, one lucky man attributed his double-win to consistency, a favorite retailer, and his daughters' birthdays.
2017
Massachusetts woman wastes no time claiming $758.7 million Powerball lottery jackpot. Some lottery winners spend months hiring financial experts and planning how to best claim their lottery jackpot, but not so with the winner of the largest lottery jackpot ever claimed by a single ticket.
2017
One Massachusetts lottery ticket wins $758.7 million Powerball jackpot. A single winning Powerball lottery ticket matching all six numbers was sold in Massachusetts and will claim a $758.7 million jackpot — the largest ever awarded to a single winning ticket.
2016
Prosecutors say 2 more men may be linked to lottery riggings. Prosecutors in the case of a former lottery insider convicted last year in a national Hot Lotto jackpot-rigging scandal are seeking to subpoena records from two attorneys they believe could be tied to the plot.
2016
Lottery winner who spent $20M on boyfriend's bail money to appear on 'Fix My Life' series. A North Carolina woman who spent part of her $188 million lottery jackpot bailing her boyfriend out of jail is due to appear on a Fix My Life reality series.
2016
Alabama lottery vote manuevering fractures Republican caucus. Two senators have resigned from the Senate Republican Caucus in the wake of last week's vote to approve a statewide lottery, citing policy differences and claiming senate leaders violated their own rules in an effort to muscle the bill through.
2015
Virginia Lottery's new in-state game awards $1 million, taxes paid. Wouldn't it be nice if you won some money, and you received a bonus to pay the taxes on your windfall? That's the idea behind the Virginia's Lottery's newest game, Bank a Million.
2013
Connecticut Lottery chairman says keno in early stages. Connecticut lottery employees have begun discussions with bars and taverns on hosting keno terminals, but it will be months and months before the game is made available to the state's gamblers, the chairman of the state lottery's board said.
2011
Illegal alien faces deportation after threatening his boss over lottery prize. A Georgia man who was jailed for threatening his boss over a disputed $750,000 lottery ticket faces deportation, with authorities saying he is in the U.S. illegally.
2010
$18.5M lottery winner 'scraping by'. Ten years after he and his wife won $64 million in the "Big Game" lottery, Alex Snelius wishes he'd won more money.
2010
Vt. Lottery computer glitch creates extra winners. Due to a computer glitch, which has since been rectified, about 70 Vermont Lottery tickets were sold during a 30-minute span that were mistakes, but according to the rules were winners.
2010
W. Va. official wins $79M Powerball lottery jackpot. For about two hours, Berkeley County Magistrate W. Randy Smith believed he had come close, but that he didn't win Saturday's $79 million Powerball jackpot.
2007
Engineer reported bad Tenn. Lottery computerized draws. The Tennessee Lottery appears to have been slow to investigate reports of a major flaw in its new computerized drawing system, even in the face of multiple warnings from players.
2007
Former Indiana Lottery Director cleared of ethics charges. The Hoosier Lottery inappropriately sponsored a luncheon for Republican women during the tenure of its former director, but neither that nor other actions rose to the level of ethics violations, the state's inspector general said.
2007
South Dakota adds new raffle game. The first-ever state lottery raffle will be held later this year to mark the 20th anniversary of legalized lottery games in South Dakota.
2007
Powerball lottery jackpot crosses $300 million boundary. The Powerball lottery jackpot for next Saturday will be worth an incredible $300 million, with a cash option of $140.3 million.
2007
Cheese factory workers win lottery again. Some of the cheese factory workers who won a $208.6 million Powerball jackpot last summer have won again -- this time a $10,000 jackpot.
2005
Mega Millions lottery jackpot increases to $97 million. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery grew to $97 million Wednesday.
2005
N.C. Lottery Appears Dead as Senate Adjourns. North Carolina Senate leader Marc Basnight gave up on passing a lottery before ending the session last night and going home, but the issue may resurface when lawmakers reconvene in May.
2005
Milkman to return to 3am starts after Lottery win. A milkman who won £1.4 million (US$2.52 million) in the UK Lotto has vowed to continue his job - and its 3am starts.
2005
Lottery plan dies in N.C. Senate. North Carolina Senate lottery supporters early this morning threw away the last chance to bring games to the state this year.
2005
N.C. Democrats tried to sneak lottery in 'the back door'. North Carolina Senate Democrats saw an opening early Wednesday they say would have allowed them to pass a lottery bill and give Gov. Mike Easley a big political victory.
2004
Mega Millions winnings yet to be claimed. The winner of last week's Mega Millions jackpot has yet to come forward to claim the cool $52 million prize, Ohio Lottery officials said Monday.
2004
Lottery winner too busy to spend it. A former Welsh newspaper editor who left her job after winning £8.5m (US$15.3 million) on the national lottery revealed yesterday that she hasn't spent a penny of it yet.
2004
Pennsylvania Lottery Numbers Drawing Suspicions. The same four digits have hit in the daytime Big 4 lottery drawing in three out of the past four days.
2003
A rank amateur takes on the stars in poker’s world championship. Chris Moneymaker, a 27-year-old Tennessee accountant from Spring Hill, Tenn., beat some of the best poker players in the world to capture the World Series of Poker's championship.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$314.3 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 25, 2007
2.$280 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 25, 2001
3.$252 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 25, 2009
4.$201 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 24, 2007
5.€128.74 Million
US$145.25 Million
Draw Date
Aug 25, 2016
6.€122 Million
US$134.51 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Aug 25, 2020
7.€88 Million
US$129.4 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Aug 29, 2008
8.€88 Million
US$127.22 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Aug 26, 2011
9.$127 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 24, 2016
10.$120 Million
California
SuperLotto Plus
Draw Date
Aug 24, 2002
11.€108 Million
US$119.85 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Aug 27, 2019
12.$118 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 24, 2018
13.$115 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 27, 2003
13.$115 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 24, 2010
15.$114 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 26, 2008
16.$105 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 27, 2002
17.$103 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 27, 2019
18.$100 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 26, 2015
19.$97 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 26, 2005
20.$92 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 24, 2013
21.$80 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 27, 2014
21.$80 Million
California
SuperLotto Plus
Draw Date
Aug 25, 2007
23.$76 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 26, 2016
24.$74 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 24, 2001
25.$73 Million
California
SuperLotto Plus
Draw Date
Aug 25, 2004

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1981
Monday, Aug 24, 1981
39 years old
1978
Thursday, Aug 24, 1978
42 years old
1974
Saturday, Aug 24, 1974
46 years old
1971
Tuesday, Aug 24, 1971
49 years old
1970
Monday, Aug 24, 1970
50 years old
1967
Thursday, Aug 24, 1967
53 years old
1967
Thursday, Aug 24, 1967
53 years old
1965
Tuesday, Aug 24, 1965
55 years old
1956
Friday, Aug 24, 1956
64 years old
1955
Wednesday, Aug 24, 1955
65 years old
1929
Saturday, Aug 24, 1929
91 years old
(year not provided)
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Worldwide Events On This Day

2016
An earthquake strikes Central Italy with a magnitude of 6.2, with aftershocks felt as far as Rome and Florence.
2010
In San Fernando, Tamaulipas, Mexico, 72 illegal immigrants are killed by Los Zetas and eventually found dead by Mexican authorities.
2006
The International Astronomical Union (IAU) redefines the term "planet" such that Pluto is now considered a dwarf planet.
2004
Eighty-nine passengers die after two airliners explode after flying out of Domodedovo International Airport, near Moscow. The explosions are caused by suicide bombers from Chechnya.
1998
First radio-frequency identification (RFID) human implantation tested in the United Kingdom.
1995
Microsoft Windows 95 was released to the public in North America.
1994
Initial accord between Israel and the PLO about partial self-rule of the Palestinians on the West Bank.
1992
Hurricane Andrew makes landfall in Homestead, Florida as a Category 5 hurricane, causing up to $25 billion (1992 USD) in damages.
1991
Mikhail Gorbachev resigns as head of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.
1991
Ukrainedeclares itself independent from the Soviet Union.
1989
Colombiandrug barons declare "total war" on the Colombian government.
1989
Cincinnati RedsmanagerPete Rose is banned from baseball for gambling by CommissionerA. Bartlett Giamatti.
1989
Tadeusz Mazowiecki is chosen as the first non-communistprime minister in Central and Eastern Europe.
1981
Mark David Chapman is sentenced to 20 years to life in prison for murdering John Lennon.
1970
Vietnam War protesters bomb Sterling Hall at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, leading to an international manhunt for the perpetrators.
1967
Led by Abbie Hoffman, the Youth International Party temporarily disrupts trading at the New York Stock Exchange by throwing dollar bills from the viewing gallery, causing trading to cease as brokers scramble to grab them.
1963
Buddhist crisis: As a result of the Xá Lợi Pagoda raids, the US State Departmentcables the United States Embassy, Saigon to encourage Army of the Republic of Vietnam generals to launch a coup against President Ngô Đình Diệm if he did not remove his brother Ngô Đình Nhu.
1954
The Communist Control Act goes into effect, outlawing the American Communist Party.
1954
Getúlio Vargas, president of Brazil, commits suicide and is succeeded by João Café Filho.
1950
Edith Sampson becomes the first black U.S. delegate to the United Nations.
1949
The treaty creating the North Atlantic Treaty Organization goes into effect.
1944
World War II: Allied troops begin the attack on Paris.
1942
World War II: The Battle of the Eastern Solomons. Japanese aircraft carrierRyūjō is sunk, with the loss of seven officers and 113 crewmen. The US carrier USS Enterprise is heavily damaged.
1941
Adolf Hitler orders the cessation of Nazi Germany's systematic T4 euthanasia program of the mentally ill and the handicapped due to protests, although killings continue for the remainder of the war.
1937
Spanish Civil War: the Basque Army surrenders to the Italian Corpo Truppe Volontarie following the Santoña Agreement.
1937
Spanish Civil War: Sovereign Council of Asturias and León is proclaimed in Gijón.
1936
The Australian Antarctic Territory is created.
1933
The Crescent Limited train derails in Washington, D.C., after the bridge it is crossing is washed out by the 1933 Chesapeake-Potomac hurricane.
1932
Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly across the United States non-stop (from Los Angeles to Newark, New Jersey).
1931
France and the Soviet Union sign a neutrality pact.
1931
Resignation of the United Kingdom's Second Labour Government. Formation of the UK National Government.
1929
Second day of two-day Hebron massacre during the 1929 Palestine riots: Arab attacks on the Jewish community in Hebron in the British Mandate of Palestine, result in the death of 65-68 Jews; the remaining Jews are forced to flee the city.
1914
World War I: German troops capture Namur.
1914
World War I: The Battle of Cer ends as the first Allied victory in the war.
1911
Manuel de Arriaga is elected and sworn-in as the first President of Portugal.
1909
Workers start pouring concrete for the Panama Canal.
1898
Count Muravyov, Foreign Minister of Russia presents a rescript that convoked the First Hague Peace Conference.
1891
Thomas Edison patents the motion picture camera.
1870
The Wolseley expedition reaches Manitoba to end the Red River Rebellion.
1857
The Panic of 1857 begins, setting off one of the most severe economic crises in United States history.
1821
The Treaty of Córdoba is signed in Córdoba, now in Veracruz, Mexico, concluding the Mexican War of Independence from Spain.
1820
Constitutionalistinsurrection at Oporto, Portugal.
1816
The Treaty of St. Louis is signed in St. Louis, Missouri.
1815
The modern Constitution of the Netherlands is signed.
1814
British troops invade Washington, D.C. and during the Burning of Washington the White House, the Capitol and many other buildings are set ablaze.
1812
Peninsular War: A coalition of Spanish, British, and Portuguese forces succeed in lifting the two-and-a-half-year-long Siege of Cádiz.
1781
American Revolutionary War: A small force of Pennsylvania militia is ambushed and overwhelmed by an American Indian group, which forces George Rogers Clark to abandon his attempt to attack Detroit.
1690
Job Charnock of the East India Company establishes a factory in Calcutta, an event formerly considered the founding of the city (in 2003 the Calcutta High Court ruled that the city's foundation date is unknown).
1682
William Penn receives the area that is now the state of Delaware, and adds it to his colony of Pennsylvania.
1662
The Act of Uniformity requires England to accept the Book of Common Prayer.
1608
The first official English representative to India lands in Surat.
1561
Willem of Orange marries duchess Anna of Saxony.
1516
The Ottoman Empire under Selim I defeats the Mamluk Sultanate and captures present-day Syria at the Battle of Marj Dabiq.
1482
The town and castle of Berwick upon Tweed is captured from Scotland by an English army
1456
The printing of the Gutenberg Bible is completed.
1349
Six thousand Jews are killed in Mainz after being blamed for the bubonic plague.
1215
Pope Innocent III declares Magna Carta invalid.
1200
King John of England, signer of the first Magna Carta, marries Isabella of Angoulême in Bordeaux Cathedral.
1185
Sack of Thessalonica by the Normans.
455
The Vandals, led by king Gaiseric, begin to plunder Rome. Pope Leo I requests Gaiseric not destroy the ancient city or murder its citizens. He agrees and the gates of Rome are opened. However, the Vandals loot a great amount of treasure.
410
The Visigoths under king Alaric I begin to pillage Rome.
394
The Graffito of Esmet-Akhom, the latest known inscription in Egyptian hieroglyphs, is written.
367 AD
Gratian, son of Roman EmperorValentinian I, is named co-Augustus at the age of eight by his father.

Births On This Day

1996
Camila Giangreco Campiz, Paraguayan tennis player
1995
Lady Amelia Windsor, member of the British royal family
1993
Allen Robinson, American football player
1992
Jemerson, Brazilian footballer
1991
Wang Zhen, Chinese race walker
1990
Juan Pedro Lanzani, Argentinian actor and singer
1989
Reynaldo, Brazilian footballer
1989
Rocío Igarzábal, Argentinian actress and singer
1988
Rupert Grint, English actor
1988
Manu Ma'u, New Zealand rugby league player
1988
Joel Thompson, Australian rugby league player
1988
Maya Yoshida, Japanese footballer
1987
Anže Kopitar, Slovenian ice hockey player
1987
Daichi Miura, Japanese singer-songwriter, dancer, and choreographer
1986
Nick Adenhart, American baseball player (d. 2009)
1986
Joseph Akpala, Nigerian footballer
1986
Arian Foster, American football player
1986
Fabiano Santacroce, Italian footballer
1984
Erin Molan, Australian journalist and sportscaster
1984
Charlie Villanueva, American basketball player
1983
Brett Gardner, American baseball player
1983
Marcel Goc, German ice hockey player
1983
George Perris, Greek-French singer-songwriter and pianist
1982
José Bosingwa, Portuguese footballer
1982
Kim Källström, Swedish footballer
1982
Glen Atle Larsen, Norwegian footballer
1981
Chad Michael Murray, American model and actor
1979
Vahur Afanasjev, Estonian author and poet
1979
Orlando Engelaar, Dutch footballer
1979
Kaki King, American guitarist and composer
1979
Michael Redd, American basketball player
1978
Derek Morris, Canadian ice hockey player
1977
Denílson de Oliveira Araújo, Brazilian footballer
1977
Robert Enke, German footballer (d. 2009)
1977
Per Gade, Danish footballer
1977
John Green, American author and vlogger
1977
Jürgen Macho, Austrian footballer
1976
Funke Akindele, Nigerian actress
1976
Simon Dennis, English rower and academic
1976
Nordin Wooter, Surinamese-Dutch footballer
1975
Roberto Colombo, Italian footballer
1975
Mark de Vries, Surinamese-Dutch footballer
1974
Jennifer Lien, American actress
1973
Andrew Brunette, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1973
Dave Chappelle, American comedian, actor, producer and screenwriter
1973
Inge de Bruijn, Dutch swimmer
1972
Jean-Luc Brassard, Canadian skier and radio host
1972
Ava DuVernay, American director and screenwriter
1972
Todd Young, American politician
1970
Rich Beem, American golfer
1970
Tugay Kerimoğlu, Turkish footballer and manager
1969
Jans Koerts, Dutch cyclist
1968
Benoît Brunet, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster
1968
Shoichi Funaki, Japanese-American wrestler and sportscaster
1968
Andreas Kisser, Brazilian guitarist, songwriter, and producer
1968
Tim Salmon, American baseball player and sportscaster
1967
Michael Thomas, English footballer
1966
Nick Denton, English journalist and businessman, founded Gawker Media
1965
Marlee Matlin, American actress and producer
1965
Reggie Miller, American basketball player and sportscaster
1965
Brian Rajadurai, Sri Lankan-Canadian cricketer
1964
Éric Bernard, French race car driver
1964
Mark Cerny, American video game designer, programmer, producer and business executive
1964
Salizhan Sharipov, Kyrgyzstani-Russian lieutenant, pilot, and astronaut
1963
Hideo Kojima, Japanese director, screenwriter, video game designer and video game producer
1963
Francis Pangilinan, Filipino lawyer and politician
1962
Major Garrett, American journalist and author
1962
Emile Roemer, Dutch educator and politician
1961
Jared Harris, English actor
1960
Cal Ripken, Jr., American baseball player and coach
1959
Meg Munn, English social worker and politician
1958
Steve Guttenberg, American actor and producer
1958
Chris Offutt, American author and academic
1957
Jeffrey Daniel, American singer-songwriter and dancer
1957
Stephen Fry, English actor, journalist, producer, and screenwriter
1956
Gerry Cooney, American boxer
1956
John Culberson, American lawyer and politician
1956
Dick Lee, Singaporean singer-songwriter and playwright
1955
Mike Huckabee, American minister and politician, 44th Governor of Arkansas
1954
Alain Daigle, Canadian ice hockey player
1954
Heini Otto, Dutch footballer, coach, and manager
1953
Ron Holloway, American saxophonist
1953
Sam Torrance, Scottish golfer and sportscaster
1952
Marion Bloem, Dutch author, director, and painter
1952
Bob Corker, American businessman and politician
1952
Carlo Curley, American organist and educator (d. 2012)
1952
Ian Grob, English race car driver
1952
Linton Kwesi Johnson, Jamaican dub poet
1952
Mike Shanahan, American football player and coach
1951
Danny Joe Brown, American southern rock singer-songwriter and musician (Molly Hatchet) (d. 2005)
1951
Orson Scott Card, American novelist, critic, public speaker, essayist, and columnist
1951
Oscar Hijuelos, American author and academic (d. 2013)
1950
John Banaszak, American football player and coach
1950
Tim D. White, American paleoanthropologist and academic
1949
Stephen Paulus, American composer and educator (d. 2014)
1949
Charles Rocket, American actor (d. 2005)
1948
Kim Sung-il, South Korean commander and pilot
1948
Jean Michel Jarre, French pianist, composer, and producer
1948
Sauli Niinistö, Finnish captain and politician, 12th President of Finland
1948
Alexander McCall Smith, Rhodesian-Scottish author and educator
1947
Anne Archer, American actress and producer
1947
Paulo Coelho, Brazilian author and songwriter
1947
Roger De Vlaeminck, Belgian cyclist and coach
1947
Jim Fox, American rock drummer and organist (James Gang)
1947
Joe Manchin, American politician, 34th Governor of West Virginia
1947
Vladimir Masorin, Russian admiral
1945
Ronee Blakley, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress
1945
Molly Duncan, Scottish saxophonist (Average White Band)
1945
Ken Hensley, English rock singer-songwriter and musician (Uriah Heep)
1945
Marsha P. Johnson, African American gay liberation activist and drag queen
1945
Vince McMahon, American wrestler, promoter, and entrepreneur; co-founded WWE
1944
Henry Braden, American lawyer and politician (d. 2013)
1944
Bill Goldsworthy, Canadian-American ice hockey player and coach (d. 1996)
1944
Gregory Jarvis, American captain, engineer, and astronaut (d. 1986)
1944
Rocky Johnson, Canadian-American wrestler and trainer
1943
John Cipollina, American rock guitarist (Quicksilver Messenger Service) (d. 1989)
1942
Max Cleland, American captain and politician
1942
Peter Gummer, Baron Chadlington, English businessman
1942
Jimmy Soul, American pop-soul singer (d. 1988)
1941
Alan M. Roberts, Professor of Zoology at the University of Bristol
1940
Madsen Pirie, British academic, President and co-founder of the Adam Smith Institute
1940
Francine Lalonde, Canadian educator and politician (d. 2014)
1940
Keith Savage, English rugby player
1938
David Freiberg, American singer and bass player
1938
Mason Williams, American guitarist and composer
1937
Moshood Abiola, Nigerian businessman and politician (d. 1998)
1937
Susan Sheehan, Austrian-American journalist and author
1936
A. S. Byatt, English novelist and poet
1936
Kenny Guinn, American banker and politician, 27th Governor of Nevada (d. 2010)
1936
Arthur B. C. Walker, Jr., American physicist and academic (d. 2001)
1934
Kenny Baker, English actor (d. 2016)
1933
Prince Rupert Loewenstein, Spanish-English banker and manager (d. 2014)
1932
Robert D. Hales, American captain and religious leader (d. 2017)
1932
Richard Meale, Australian pianist and composer (d. 2009)
1932
Cormac Murphy-O'Connor, English cardinal (d. 2017)
1930
Jackie Brenston, American singer-songwriter and saxophonist (d. 1979)
1930
Roger McCluskey, American race car driver (d. 1993)
1929
Yasser Arafat, Egyptian-Palestinian engineer and politician, 1st President of the Palestinian National Authority (d. 2004)
1929
Betty Dodson, American author and educator
1927
Anjali Devi, Indian actress and producer (d. 2014)
1927
David Ireland, Australian author and playwright
1927
Harry Markowitz, American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
1926
Nancy Spero, American painter and academic (d. 2009)
1924
Alyn Ainsworth, English singer and conductor (d. 1990)
1924
Louis Teicher, American pianist (Ferrante & Teicher) (d. 2008)
1923
Arthur Jensen, American psychologist and academic (d. 2012)
1922
René Lévesque, Canadian journalist and politician, 23rd Premier of Quebec (d. 1987)
1922
Howard Zinn, American historian, author, and activist (d. 2010)
1921
Eric Simms, English ornithologist and conservationist (d. 2009)
1921
Sam Tingle, English-Zimbabwean race car driver (d. 2008)
1920
Alex Colville, Canadian painter and academic (d. 2013)
1919
Tosia Altman, member of the Polish resistance in World War II (d. 1943)
1919
J. Gordon Edwards, American entomologist, mountaineer, and DDT advocate (d. 2004)
1919
Enrique Llanes, Mexican wrestler (d. 2004)
1918
Sikander Bakht, Indian field hockey player and politician, Indian Minister of External Affairs (d. 2004)
1917
Dennis James, American game show host (d. 1997)
1915
Wynonie Harris, American singer and guitarist (d. 1969)
1915
James Tiptree, Jr., American psychologist and author (d. 1987)
1913
Charles Snead Houston, American physician and mountaineer (d. 2009)
1911
Durward Kirby, American television host and announcer (d. 2000)
1909
Ronnie Grieveson, South African cricketer and soldier (d. 1998)
1908
Shivaram Rajguru, Indian activist (d. 1931)
1907
Bruno Giacometti, Swiss architect, designed the Hallenstadion (d. 2012)
1905
Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1974)
1905
Siaka Stevens, Sierra Leonean police officer and politician, 1st President of Sierra Leone (d. 1988)
1904
Ida Cook, English campaigner for Jewish refugees, and romantic novelist as Mary Burchell (d. 1986)
1903
Karl Hanke, German businessman and politician (d. 1945)
1902
Fernand Braudel, French historian and academic (d. 1985)
1902
Carlo Gambino, Italian-American mob boss (d. 1976)
1901
Preston Foster, American actor (d. 1970)
1900
Maria Zubreeva, Soviet painter, graphic artist, and designer (d. 1991)
1899
Jorge Luis Borges, Argentine short-story writer, essayist, poet and translator (d. 1986)
1899
Albert Claude, Belgian biologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1983)
1899
Gaylord DuBois, American author and poet (d. 1993)
1898
Malcolm Cowley, American novelist, poet, literary critic (d. 1989)
1897
Fred Rose, American pianist, songwriter, and publisher (d. 1954)
1895
Richard Cushing, American cardinal (d. 1970)
1893
Haim Ernst Wertheimer, German-Israeli biochemist and academic (d. 1978)
1890
Duke Kahanamoku, American swimmer, actor, and surfer (d. 1968)
1890
Jean Rhys, Dominican-English novelist (d. 1979)
1888
Valentine Baker, Welsh co-founder of the Martin-Baker Aircraft Company (d. 1942)
1887
Harry Hooper, American baseball player and Baseball Hall of Fame inductee (d. 1974)
1884
Earl Derr Biggers, American author and playwright (d. 1933)
1872
Max Beerbohm, English essayist, parodist, and caricaturist (d. 1956)
1865
Ferdinand I of Romania (d. 1927)
1863
Dragutin Lerman, Croatian explorer (d. 1918)
1860
David Bowman, Australian lawyer and politician (d. 1916)
1851
Tom Kendall, Australian cricketer and journalist (d. 1924)
1845
James Calhoun, American lieutenant (d. 1876)
1843
Boyd Dunlop Morehead, Australian politician, 10th Premier of Queensland (d. 1905)
1837
Théodore Dubois, French organist, composer, and educator (d. 1924)
1824
Antonio Stoppani, Italian geologist and scholar (d. 1891)
1787
James Weddell, Belgian-English sailor, hunter, and explorer (d. 1834)
1772
William I of the Netherlands (d. 1840)
1759
William Wilberforce, English philanthropist and politician (d. 1833)
1758
Duchess Sophia Frederica of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (d. 1794)
1732
Peter Ernst Wilde, German physician and journalist (d. 1785)
1714
Alaungpaya, Burmese king (d. 1760)
1684
Sir Robert Munro, 6th Baronet, British politician (d. 1746)
1635
Peder Griffenfeld, Danish lawyer and politician (d. 1699)
1631
Philip Henry, English minister (d. 1696)
1591
Robert Herrick, English poet and cleric (d. 1674)
1578
John Taylor, English poet and author (d. 1653)
1561
Thomas Howard, 1st Earl of Suffolk (d. 1626)
1556
Sophia Brahe, Danish horticulturalist and astronomer (d. 1643)
1552
Lavinia Fontana, Italian painter and educator (d. 1614)
1510
Elisabeth of Brandenburg, Duchess of Brunswick-Calenberg-Göttingen (d. 1558)
1498
John, Hereditary Prince of Saxony (d. 1537)
1423
Thomas Rotherham, English cleric (d. 1500)
1393
Arthur III, Duke of Brittany (d. 1458)
1358
John I of Castile (d. 1390)
1198
Alexander II of Scotland (d. 1249)
1113
Geoffrey Plantagenet, Count of Anjou (d. 1151)
1016
Fujiwara no Genshi, Japanese empress consort (d. 1039)

Deaths On This Day

2018
Robin Leach, English entertainment reporter and writer (b. 1941)
2017
Jay Thomas, American actor, comedian, and radio talk show host (b. 1948)
2016
Walter Scheel, German politician, 4th President of Germany (b. 1919)
2015
Charlie Coffey, American football player and coach (b. 1934)
2015
Joseph F. Traub, German-American computer scientist and academic (b. 1932)
2015
Justin Wilson, English race car driver (b. 1978)
2014
Richard Attenborough, English actor, director, producer, and politician (b. 1923)
2014
Antônio Ermírio de Moraes, Brazilian businessman (b. 1928)
2013
Gerry Baker, American soccer player and manager (b. 1938)
2013
Nílton de Sordi, Brazilian footballer and manager (b. 1931)
2013
Julie Harris, American actress (b. 1925)
2013
Muriel Siebert, American businesswoman and philanthropist (b. 1928)
2012
Dadullah, Pakistani Taliban leader (b. 1965)
2012
Pauli Ellefsen, Faroese surveyor and politician, 6th Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands (b. 1936)
2012
Steve Franken, American actor (b. 1932)
2012
Félix Miélli Venerando, Brazilian footballer and manager (b. 1937)
2011
Seyhan Erözçelik, Turkish poet and author (b. 1962)
2011
Mike Flanagan, American baseball player, coach, and sportscaster (b. 1951)
2010
Satoshi Kon, Japanese director and screenwriter (b. 1963)
2007
Andrée Boucher, Canadian educator and politician, 39th Mayor of Quebec City (b. 1937)
2007
Aaron Russo, American director and producer (b. 1943)
2006
Rocco Petrone, American soldier and engineer (b. 1926)
2006
Léopold Simoneau, Canadian tenor and educator (b. 1916)
2004
Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, Swiss-American psychiatrist and academic (b. 1926)
2003
Wilfred Thesiger, Ethiopian-English explorer and author (b. 1910)
2002
Nikolay Guryanov, Russian priest and mystic (b. 1909)
2001
Jane Greer, American actress (b. 1924)
2001
Roman Matsov, Estonian violinist, pianist, and conductor (b. 1917)
2000
Andy Hug, Swiss martial artist and kick-boxer (b. 1964)
1999
Mary Jane Croft, American actress (b. 1916)
1999
Alexandre Lagoya, Egyptian guitarist and composer (b. 1929)
1998
E. G. Marshall, American actor (b. 1910)
1997
Luigi Villoresi, Italian race car driver (b. 1907)
1992
André Donner, Dutch academic and judge (b. 1918)
1991
Bernard Castro, Italian-American inventor (b. 1904)
1990
Sergei Dovlatov, Russian-American journalist and author (b. 1941)
1990
Gely Abdel Rahman, Sudanese-Egyptian poet and academic (b. 1931)
1987
Malcolm Kirk, English rugby player and wrestler (b. 1936)
1985
Paul Creston, American composer and educator (b. 1906)
1983
Kalevi Kotkas, Estonian-Finnish high jumper and discus thrower (b. 1913)
1983
Scott Nearing, American economist, educator, and activist (b. 1883)
1982
Félix-Antoine Savard, Canadian priest and author (b. 1896)
1980
Yootha Joyce, English actress (b. 1927)
1979
Hanna Reitsch, German soldier and pilot (b. 1912)
1978
Louis Prima, American singer-songwriter, trumpet player, and actor (b. 1910)
1977
Buddy O'Connor, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1916)
1974
Alexander P. de Seversky, Russian-American pilot and businessman, co-founded Republic Aviation (b. 1894)
1967
Henry J. Kaiser, American businessman, founded Kaiser Shipyards and Kaiser Aluminum (b. 1882)
1958
Paul Henry, Irish painter and educator (b. 1876)
1956
Kenji Mizoguchi, Japanese director and screenwriter (b. 1898)
1954
Getúlio Vargas, Brazilian lawyer and politician, 14th President of Brazil (b. 1882)
1946
James Clark McReynolds, American lawyer and judge, 48th United States Attorney General (b. 1862)
1943
Antonio Alice, Argentinian painter and educator (b. 1886)
1943
Simone Weil, French philosopher and activist (b. 1909)
1940
Paul Gottlieb Nipkow, Polish-German technician and inventor, invented the Nipkow disk (b. 1860)
1939
Frederick Carl Frieseke, American painter and educator (b. 1874)
1932
Kate M. Gordon, American activist (b. 1861)
1930
Tom Norman, English businessman and showman (b. 1860)
1923
Kate Douglas Wiggin, American author and educator (b. 1856)
1895
Albert F. Mummery, English mountaineer and author (b. 1855)
1888
Rudolf Clausius, German physicist and mathematician (b. 1822)
1841
Theodore Hook, English civil servant and composer (b. 1788)
1841
John Ordronaux, French-American soldier (b. 1778)
1838
Ferenc Kölcsey, Hungarian poet, critic, and politician (b. 1790)
1832
Nicolas Léonard Sadi Carnot, French physicist and engineer (b. 1796)
1821
John William Polidori, English writer and physician (b. 1795)
1818
James Carr, American lawyer and politician (b. 1777)
1804
Peggy Shippen, American wife of Benedict Arnold and American Revolutionary Warspy (b. 1760)
1798
Thomas Alcock, English priest and author (b. 1709)
1779
Cosmas of Aetolia, Greek monk and saint (b. 1714)
1770
Thomas Chatterton, English poet and prodigy (b. 1752)
1759
Ewald Christian von Kleist, German poet and soldier (b. 1715)
1683
John Owen, English theologian and academic (b. 1616)
1680
Thomas Blood, Irish colonel (b. 1618)
1680
Ferdinand Bol, Dutch painter and etcher (b. 1616)
1679
Jean François Paul de Gondi, French cardinal and author (b. 1614)
1647
Nicholas Stone, English sculptor and architect (b. 1586)
1617
Rose of Lima, Peruvian saint (b. 1586)
1595
Thomas Digges, English mathematician and astronomer (b. 1546)
1572
Gaspard II de Coligny, French admiral (b. 1519)
1572
Charles de Téligny, French soldier and diplomat (b. 1535)
1542
Gasparo Contarini, Italian cardinal (b. 1483)
1540
Parmigianino, Italian painter and etcher (b. 1503)
1507
Cecily of York, English princess (b. 1469)
1497
Sophie of Pomerania, Duchess of Pomerania (b. 1435)
1372
Casimir III, Duke of Pomerania (b. 1348)
1313
Henry VII, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1275)
1217
Eustace the Monk, French pirate (b. 1170)
1103
Magnus Barefoot, Norwegian king (b. 1073)
1042
Michael V Kalaphates, Byzantine emperor (b. 1015)
948
Zhang Ye, Chinese general and chancellor
942
Liu, empress dowager of Later Jin
927
Doulu Ge, chancellor of Later Tang
927
Wei Shuo, chancellor of Later Tang
895
Guthred, king of Northumbria
842
Saga, Japanese emperor (b. 786)
691
Fu Youyi, official of the Tang Dynasty

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