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On This Day in History:  August 28

August 28 is the 240th day of the year (241st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 125 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2020
NJ Lottery mistakenly printed malicious website address on lottery tickets. The New Jersey Lottery misspelled the address of their second-chance website on lottery tickets, leading players to visit a malicious look-alike website with the potential to install malware on their computer.
2019
Lawyers drop request for author's lottery scandal book notes. Lawyers reversed course on Tuesday and dropped a subpoena in which they had ordered an Iowa journalist to turn over notes related to his book about a lottery industry insider who rigged jackpots in several states.
2019
Journalist faces subpoena in lawsuit over lottery scandal. An Iowa journalist who wrote a book about the lottery insider who rigged jackpots in several states has been subpoenaed to turn over notes related to his reporting.
2019
From the lottery to Nobel prize: meet workers who make life-changing phone calls. What it's like to be one of the people whose job is to make uplifting calls that change lives.
2017
Illinois couple claims $393 million Mega Millions lottery jackpot. At the same time the latest Powerball jackpot run was stealing headlines, an Illinois couple was at Illinois Lottery headquarters, claiming the largest lottery jackpot ever won in the state.
2016
Lottery winner's wife leaves him for even richer man. A married couple who won £2.3 million (US$3 million) in the UK National Lottery have divorced after the wife began a relationship with one of the UK's richest men.
2015
Illinois Lottery not paying big winners because state legislature won't pass budget. Illinois lottery players who win more than $25,000 have to settle for an IOU for now because the state has not passed a budget.
2015
Maryland Lottery to join Cash4Life game in early 2016. Maryland gambling officials issued their approval Thursday for the state to join the multi-state Cash4Life game starting in early 2016.
2015
Internet sales of Minnesota lottery tickets coming to halt. Minnesota's lottery is primed to pull the plug on ticket sales over the Internet.
2014
WV Lottery considers online gaming options. To help combat out-of-state competition, the West Virginia Lottery is considering introducing online gaming options, including smartphone applications that would allow players to purchase Powerball and Mega Millions tickets on their phone.
2014
California $26 million lottery winner claims prize. A winner has stepped forward to claim his prize after a ticket he bought at a South El Monte, California, liquor store won a $26 million jackpot earlier this month, California Lottery officials announced this week.
2013
7 years later, real winner awarded $5M lottery jackpot. Nearly seven years after a winning $5 million scratch-off lottery ticket was snatched from his hands, Robert Miles of Syracuse, New York, will finally get his money.
2013
Outsourcing Pa. Lottery management bid deadline draws near. Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett once again finds himself days away from having to make a decision about what to do about his plan to privatizing the management of Pennsylvania Lottery.
2009
$333 MILLION: Mega Millions lottery jackpot increased. Because of the frantic ticket sales rate, lottery officials revised the multi-state Mega Millions lottery jackpot earlier today to a staggering $333 million, with a lump-sum cash option of $210.4 million.
2007
Official wants fraud probe of Tennessee Lottery. The Tennessee Lottery should investigate whether fraud was behind a computer malfunction that affected the results for Cash 3 and Cash 4 games, the lottery board's audit chairman says.
2006
Lottery-check scams get more seductive, ingenious. Those lousy lottery-check scams are mutating again and ensnaring more unsuspecting consumers.
2006
Millionaire lottery ticket trash-diver keeps most of prize. The million-dollar question has been the talk of the town for months: Should an 83-year-old Blackstone man share winnings from a discarded Massachusetts Lottery jackpot-winning ticket with the man who said he accidentally threw it away?
2005
Lottery excitement builds as Mega Millions reaches $111 million. Lottery player excitement is growing, as the jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery has increased to $111 million.
2003
Two men face sentencing in "remarkably unsophisticated" lottery plot. Was it a scheme by a mastermind who developed a "remarkably unsophisticated, but almost successful plot" as prosecutors claimed, or was it "more of knuckleheads in the news" when a scheme was attempted to rig a $20,000 raffle drawing, as a defense attorney claimed?
2003
Friends in lottery club win $175,000. Ten women who have been pooling their money to buy lottery tickets for about eight years finally have something to show for it -- $175,000.
2003
Forum criticized for including Georgia lottery firms. A lottery forum planned for minority businesses in Memphis next week came under fire yesterday, with some vendors saying that inviting two companies that work for the Georgia lottery to participate makes it appear that a Tennessee-Georgia partnership is a done deal.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$336 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 28, 2009
2.$250 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 28, 2007
3.€140 Million
US$154.35 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Aug 28, 2020
4.$154 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 31, 2016
5.€131.02 Million
US$146.16 Million
Draw Date
Aug 30, 2016
6.€97 Million
US$140.1 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Aug 30, 2011
7.$140 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 30, 2003
8.$134 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 28, 2018
9.$132 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 29, 2008
10.€119 Million
US$131.09 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Aug 30, 2019
11.€88 Million
US$129.4 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Aug 29, 2008
12.$116 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 28, 2013
13.$113 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 30, 2019
14.$111 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 30, 2005
15.$110 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 29, 2015
16.$100 Million
California
SuperLotto Plus
Draw Date
Aug 28, 2004
17.$90 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 30, 2014
17.$90 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 28, 2001
19.$86 Million
California
SuperLotto Plus
Draw Date
Aug 29, 2007
20.$84 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 30, 2016
21.$80 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 29, 2018
22.$77 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 30, 2013
23.$75 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 30, 2006
23.$75 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 31, 2011
25.$73 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 28, 2012

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1987
Friday, Aug 28, 1987
33 years old
1982
Saturday, Aug 28, 1982
38 years old
1979
Tuesday, Aug 28, 1979
41 years old
1978
Monday, Aug 28, 1978
42 years old
1977
Sunday, Aug 28, 1977
43 years old
1977
Sunday, Aug 28, 1977
43 years old
1977
Sunday, Aug 28, 1977
43 years old
1955
Sunday, Aug 28, 1955
65 years old
1948
Saturday, Aug 28, 1948
72 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day

2003
In "one of the most complicated and bizarre crimes in the annals of the FBI", Brian Wells dies after becoming involved in a complex plot involving a bank robbery, a scavenger hunt, and a homemade explosive device.
1998
Pakistan's National Assembly passes a constitutional amendment to make the "Qur'an and Sunnah" the "supreme law" but the bill is defeated in the Senate.
1998
Second Congo War: Loyalist troops backed by Angolan and Zimbabwean forces repulse the RCD and Rwandan offensive on Kinshasa.
1993
The Galileo spacecraft discovers a moon, later named Dactyl, around 243 Ida, the first known asteroid moon.
1990
Iraq declares Kuwait to be its newest province.
1990
An F5 tornado strikes the Illinois cities of Plainfield and Joliet, killing 29 people.
1988
Ramstein air show disaster: Three aircraft of the Frecce Tricolori demonstration team collide and the wreckage falls into the crowd. Seventy-five are killed and 346 seriously injured.
1968
Rioting takes place in Chicago during the Democratic National Convention, triggering a brutal police crackdown.
1964
The Philadelphia race riot begins.
1963
March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom: The Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. gives his I Have a Dream speech
1957
U.S. SenatorStrom Thurmond begins a filibuster to prevent the Senate from voting on Civil Rights Act of 1957; he stopped speaking 24 hours and 18 minutes later, the longest filibuster ever conducted by a single Senator.
1955
Black teenager Emmett Till is brutally murdered in Mississippi, galvanizing the nascent civil rights movement.
1944
World War II: Marseille and Toulon are liberated.
1943
Denmark in World War II: German authorities demand that Danish authorities crack down on acts of resistance. The next day, martial law is imposed on Denmark.
1937
Toyota Motors becomes an independent company.
1924
The Georgian opposition stages the August Uprising against the Soviet Union.
1917
Ten Suffragettes are arrested while picketing the White House.
1916
World War I: Germany declares war on Romania.
1916
World War I: Italy declares war on Germany.
1914
World War I: The Royal Navy defeats the German fleet in the Battle of Heligoland Bight.
1914
World War I: German troops take the city of Namur in Belgium.
1913
Queen Wilhelmina opens the Peace Palace in The Hague.
1909
A group of mid-level Greek Army officers launches the Goudi coup, seeking wide-ranging reforms.
1901
Silliman University is founded in the Philippines. It is the first American private school in the country.
1898
Caleb Bradham's beverage "Brad's Drink" is renamed "Pepsi-Cola".
1879
Cetshwayo, last king of the Zulus, is captured by the British.
1867
The United States takes possession of the (at this point unoccupied) Midway Atoll.
1862
American Civil War: Second Battle of Bull Run, also known as the Battle of Second Manassas. The battle ends on August 30.
1861
American Civil War: Union forces attack Cape Hatteras, North Carolina in the Battle of Hatteras Inlet Batteries which lasts for two days.
1859
The Carrington event is the strongest geomagnetic storm on record to strike the Earth. Electrical telegraph service is widely disrupted.
1849
After a month-long siege, Venice, which had declared itself independent as the Republic of San Marco, surrenders to Austria.
1845
The first issue of Scientific American magazine is published.
1833
King William IV gives Royal Assent to the Slavery Abolition Act 1833, although slavery remained legal in the possessions of the East India Company until the passage of the Indian Slavery Act, 1843.
1830
The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad's new Tom Thumb steam locomotive races a horse-drawn car, presaging steam's role in U.S. railroads.
1810
Battle of Grand Port: The French accept the surrender of a British Navy fleet.
1789
William Herschel discovers a new moon of Saturn: Enceladus.
1709
Meidingnu Pamheiba is crowned King of Manipur.
1648
The Siege of Colchester ends when Royalists Forces surrender to the Parliamentary Forces after eleven weeks, during the Second English Civil War.
1640
Second Bishop's War: King Charles I's English army loses to a Scottish Covenanter force at the Battle of Newburn.
1619
Election of Ferdinand II, Holy Roman Emperor.
1609
Henry Hudson discovers Delaware Bay.
1565
Pedro Menéndez de Avilés sights land near St. Augustine, Florida and founds the oldest continuously occupied European-established city in the continental United States.
1542
Turkish-Portuguese War: Battle of Wofla: The Portuguese are scattered, their leader Christovão da Gama is captured and later executed.
1524
The KaqchikelMaya rebel against their former Spanish allies during the Spanish conquest of Guatemala.
1521
The Ottoman Turks occupy Belgrade.
1189
Third Crusade: The Crusaders begin the Siege of Acre under Guy of Lusignan.
663
Silla-Tang armies crush the Baekje restoration attempt and force Yamato Japan to withdraw from Korea in the Battle of Baekgang.
632
Fatimah, daughter of the Islamic prophet Muhammad dies, with her cause of death being a controversial topic among the Sunni Muslims and Shia Muslims.
489
Theodoric, king of the Ostrogoths, defeats Odoacer at the Battle of Isonzo, forcing his way into Italy.
475
The Roman general Orestes forces western Roman EmperorJulius Nepos to flee his capital city, Ravenna.

Births On This Day

2003
Quvenzhané Wallis, American actress
1995
Joshua Kalu, American football player
1994
Bobby Andonov, Australian singer
1994
Manon Arcangioli, French tennis player
1994
Junior Malanda, Belgian footballer (d. 2015)
1993
Jakub Sokolík, Czech footballer
1992
Gabriela Drăgoi, Romanian gymnast
1992
Bismack Biyombo, Congolese basketball player
1992
Max Collins, American-Filipino actress and model
1991
Felicio Brown Forbes, German footballer
1991
Andreja Pejić Bosnian model
1990
Bojan Krkić, Spanish footballer
1989
César Azpilicueta, Spanish footballer
1989
Valtteri Bottas, Finnish race car driver
1989
Jo Kwon, South Korean singer and dancer
1989
Cassadee Pope, American singer-songwriter
1987
Caleb Moore, American snowmobile racer (d. 2013)
1986
Jeff Green, American basketball player
1986
Armie Hammer, American actor
1986
Tommy Hanson, American baseball player (d. 2015)
1986
Simon Mannering, New Zealand rugby league player
1986
Gilad Shalit, Israeli soldier and hostage
1986
Florence Welch, English singer-songwriter
1985
Kjetil Jansrud, Norwegian skier
1983
Lasith Malinga, Sri Lankan cricketer
1983
Luke McAlister, New Zealand rugby player
1983
Lilli Schwarzkopf, German heptathlete
1982
Anderson Silva de França, Brazilian footballer
1982
Kevin McNaughton, Scottish footballer
1982
Thiago Motta, Brazilian-Italian footballer
1982
LeAnn Rimes, American singer-songwriter and actress
1981
Matt Alrich, American lacrosse player
1981
Kezia Dugdale, Scottish politician
1981
Martin Erat, Czech ice hockey player
1981
Daniel Gygax, Swiss footballer
1981
Raphael Matos, Brazilian race car driver
1981
Jake Owen, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1981
Ahmed Talbi, Moroccan footballer
1981
Agata Wróbel, Polish weightlifter
1980
Antony Hämäläinen, Finnish singer-songwriter
1980
Jaakko Ojaniemi, Finnish decathlete
1980
Carly Pope, Canadian actress and producer
1980
Jonathan Reynolds, English lawyer and politician
1979
Shaila Dúrcal, Spanish singer-songwriter
1979
Robert Hoyzer, German footballer and referee
1979
Kristen Hughes, Australian netball player
1979
Markus Pröll, German footballer
1979
Ruth Riley, American basketball player
1978
Jess Margera, American drummer
1976
Federico Magallanes, Uruguayan footballer
1975
Jamie Cureton, English footballer
1975
Gareth Farrelly, Irish footballer and manager
1975
Hamish McLachlan, Australian television personality
1975
Royce Willis, New Zealand rugby player
1974
Johan Andersson, Swedish game designer and programmer
1974
Takahito Eguchi, Japanese pianist and composer
1974
Carsten Jancker, German footballer and manager
1973
J. August Richards, American actor
1972
Ravindu Shah, Kenyan cricketer
1972
Jay Witasick, American baseball player and coach
1971
Shane Andrews, American baseball player
1971
Todd Eldredge, American figure skater and coach
1971
Janet Evans, American swimmer
1971
Raúl Márquez, Mexican-American boxer and sportscaster
1970
Melina Aslanidou, German-Greek singer-songwriter
1970
Rick Recht, American singer-songwriter
1969
Jack Black, American actor and comedian
1969
Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook and Founder of Leanin.org
1969
Mary McCartney, English photographer and activist
1969
Jason Priestley, Canadian actor, director, and producer
1969
Pierre Turgeon, Canadian-American ice hockey player
1968
Billy Boyd, Scottish actor and singer
1967
Jamie Osborne, English jockey and trainer
1966
Priya Dutt, Indian social worker and politician
1965
Dan Crowley, Australian rugby player
1965
Sonia Kruger, Australian television host and actress
1965
Satoshi Tajiri, Japanese video game developer; created Pokémon
1965
Shania Twain, Canadian singer-songwriter
1964
Lee Janzen, American golfer
1964
Kaj Leo Johannesen, Faroese footballer and politician, 12th Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands
1963
Regina Jacobs, American runner
1963
Maria Gheorghiu, Romanian folk singer-songwriter
1962
Paul Allen, English footballer
1962
Craig Anton, American actor and screenwriter
1962
David Fincher, American director and producer
1961
Kim Appleby, English singer-songwriter and actress
1961
Cliff Benson, American football player
1961
Jennifer Coolidge, American actress
1961
Deepak Tijori, Indian actor and director
1961
Ian Pont, English cricketer and coach
1959
Brian Thompson, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1958
Scott Hamilton, American figure skater
1957
Greg Clark, English businessman and politician, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
1957
Ivo Josipović, Croatian lawyer, jurist, and politician, 3rd President of Croatia
1957
Daniel Stern, American actor and director
1957
Ai Weiwei, Chinese sculptor and activist
1956
Luis Guzmán, Puerto Rican-American actor and producer
1956
Steve Whiteman, American singer-songwriter
1954
Katharine Abraham, American feminist economist
1954
George M. Church, American geneticist, chemist, and engineer
1954
John Dorahy, Australian rugby player and coach
1954
Ravi Kanbur, Indian-English economist and academic
1953
Ditmar Jakobs, German footballer
1953
Tõnu Kaljuste, Estonian conductor and journalist
1952
Jacques Chagnon, Canadian educator and politician
1952
Rita Dove, American poet and essayist
1952
Wendelin Wiedeking, German businessman
1951
Colin McAdam, Scottish footballer (d. 2013)
1951
Wayne Osmond, American singer-songwriter and actor
1951
Keiichi Suzuki, Japanese singer-songwriter
1950
Ron Guidry, American baseball player and coach
1950
Tony Husband, English cartoonist
1949
Hugh Cornwell, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
1949
Svetislav Pešić, Serbian basketball player and coach
1948
Vonda N. McIntyre, American author
1948
Murray Parker, New Zealand cricketer and educator
1948
Heather Reisman, Canadian publisher and businesswoman
1948
Danny Seraphine, American drummer and producer
1948
Elizabeth Wilmshurst, English academic and jurist
1947
Emlyn Hughes, English footballer (d. 2004)
1947
Liza Wang, Hong Kong actress and singer
1945
Bob Segarini, American-Canadian singer-songwriter
1944
Marianne Heemskerk, Dutch swimmer
1943
Surayud Chulanont, Thai general and politician, 24th Prime Minister of Thailand
1943
Robert Greenwald, American director and producer
1943
Shuja Khanzada, Pakistani colonel and politician (d. 2015)
1943
Lou Piniella, American baseball player and manager
1943
David Soul, American actor and singer
1943
Jihad Al-Atrash, Lebanese actor and voice actor
1942
Wendy Davies, Welsh historian and academic
1942
Sterling Morrison, American singer and guitarist (d. 1995)
1942
Jorge Urosa, Venezuelan cardinal
1941
Michael Craig-Martin, Irish painter and illustrator
1941
Toomas Leius, Estonian tennis player and coach
1941
John Stanley Marshall, English drummer
1941
Paul Plishka, American opera singer
1940
William Cohen, American lawyer and politician, 20th United States Secretary of Defense
1940
Roger Pingeon, French cyclist (d. 2017)
1939
John Kingman, English mathematician and academic
1938
Maurizio Costanzo, Italian journalist and academic
1938
Paul Martin, Canadian lawyer and politician, 21st Prime Minister of Canada
1938
Bengt Fahlström, Swedish journalist (d. 2017)
1936
Don Denkinger, American baseball player and umpire
1935
Melvin Charney, Canadian sculptor and architect (d. 2012)
1935
Gilles Rocheleau, Canadian businessman and politician (d. 1998)
1935
Warren M. Washington, American atmospheric scientist
1933
Philip French, English journalist, critic, and producer (d. 2015)
1933
Patrick Kalilombe, Malawian bishop and theologian (d. 2012)
1932
Andy Bathgate, Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and manager (d. 2016)
1932
Yakir Aharonov, Israeli academic and educator
1931
Tito Capobianco, Argentinian director and producer (d. 2018)
1931
Cristina Deutekom, Dutch soprano and actress (d. 2014)
1931
Ola L. Mize, American colonel, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 2014)
1931
John Shirley-Quirk, English actor, singer, and educator (d. 2014)
1931
Roger Williams, English hepatologist and academic
1930
Ben Gazzara, American actor (d. 2012)
1930
Windsor Davies, British actor.
1929
István Kertész, Hungarian conductor (d. 1973)
1929
Roxie Roker, American actress (d. 1995)
1928
F. William Free, American businessman (d. 2003)
1928
Vilayat Khan, Indian sitar player and composer (d. 2004)
1925
Billy Grammer, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2011)
1925
Donald O'Connor, American actor, singer, and dancer (d. 2003)
1925
Philip Purser, English author and critic
1924
Janet Frame, New Zealand author and poet (d. 2004)
1924
Tony MacGibbon, New Zealand cricketer and engineer (d. 2010)
1924
Peggy Ryan, American actress and dancer (d. 2004)
1924
Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, Ukrainian-American rabbi and author (d. 2014)
1921
John Herbert Chapman, Canadian physicist and engineer (d. 1979)
1921
Fernando Fernán Gómez, Spanish actor, director, and playwright (d. 2007)
1921
Nancy Kulp, American actress and soldier (d. 1991)
1921
Lidia Gueiler Tejada, the first female President of Bolivia (d. 2011)
1919
Godfrey Hounsfield, English biophysicist and engineer Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2004)
1918
L. B. Cole, American illustrator and publisher (d. 1995)
1917
Jack Kirby, American author and illustrator (d. 1994)
1916
Hélène Baillargeon, Canadian singer and actress (d. 1997)
1916
C. Wright Mills American sociologist and author (d. 1962)
1916
Jack Vance, American author (d. 2013)
1915
Max Robertson, Bengal-born English sportscaster and author (d. 2009)
1915
Tasha Tudor, American author and illustrator (d. 2008)
1913
Robertson Davies, Canadian journalist, author, and playwright (d. 1995)
1913
Jack Dreyfus, American businessman, founded the Dreyfus Corporation (d. 2009)
1913
Lindsay Hassett, Australian cricketer and sportscaster (d. 1993)
1913
Robert Irving, English conductor and director (d. 1991)
1913
Terence Reese, English bridge player and author (d. 1996)
1913
Richard Tucker, American tenor and actor (d. 1975)
1911
Joseph Luns, Dutch politician and diplomat, 5th Secretary General of NATO (d. 2002)
1910
Morris Graves, American painter and academic (d. 2001)
1910
Tjalling Koopmans, Dutch-American mathematician and economist Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1985)
1908
Roger Tory Peterson, American ornithologist and author (d. 1996)
1906
John Betjeman, English poet and academic (d. 1984)
1905
Cyril Walters, Welsh-English cricketer (d. 1992)
1904
Secondo Campini, Italian-American engineer (d. 1980)
1904
Leho Laurine, Estonian chess player (d. 1998)
1903
Bruno Bettelheim, Austrian-American psychologist and author (d. 1990)
1899
Charles Boyer, French-American actor, singer, and producer (d. 1978)
1899
Andrei Platonov, Russian author and poet (d. 1951)
1899
James Wong Howe, Chinese American cinematographer (d. 1976)
1898
Charlie Grimm, American baseball player, manager, and sportscaster (d. 1983)
1896
Firaq Gorakhpuri, Indian author, poet, and critic (d. 1982)
1894
Karl Böhm, Austrian conductor and director (d. 1981)
1891
Benno Schotz, Estonian-Scottish sculptor and engineer (d. 1984)
1888
Evadne Price, Australian actress, astrologer, and author (d. 1985)
1887
August Kippasto, Estonian-Australian wrestler and poet (d. 1973)
1887
István Kühár, Slovenian priest and politician (d. 1922)
1885
Vance Palmer, Australian author, playwright, and critic (d. 1959)
1884
Peter Fraser, Scottish-New Zealand journalist and politician, 24th Prime Minister of New Zealand (d. 1950)
1878
George Whipple, American physician and pathologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1976)
1867
Umberto Giordano, Italian composer and academic (d. 1948)
1859
Matilda Howell, American archer (d. 1938)
1859
Vittorio Sella, Italian mountaineer and photographer (d. 1943)
1853
Vladimir Shukhov, Russian architect and engineer, designed the Adziogol Lighthouse (d. 1939)
1840
Alexander Cameron Sim, Scottish-Japanese pharmacist and businessman, founded Kobe Regatta & Athletic Club (d. 1900)
1837
Francis von Hohenstein, duke of Teck (d. 1900)
1833
Edward Burne-Jones, English artist of the Pre-Raphaelite movement (d. 1898)
1827
Catherine Mikhailovna, Russian grand duchess (d. 1894)
1822
Graham Berry, English-Australian politician, 11th Premier of Victoria (d. 1904)
1816
Charles Sladen, English-Australian politician, 6th Premier of Victoria (d. 1884)
1814
Sheridan Le Fanu, Irish author (d. 1873)
1801
Antoine Augustin Cournot, French mathematician and philosopher (d. 1877)
1774
Elizabeth Ann Seton, American nun and saint, co-founded the Sisters of Charity Federation in the Vincentian-Setonian Tradition (d. 1821)
1749
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German novelist, poet, playwright, and diplomat (d. 1832)
1739
Agostino Accorimboni, Italian composer (d. 1818)
1728
John Stark, American general (d. 1822)
1714
Anthony Ulrich, duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg (d. 1774)
1691
Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, Holy Roman Empress (d. 1750)
1667
Louise of Mecklenburg-Güstrow, queen of Denmark and Norway (d. 1721)
1612
Marcus Zuerius van Boxhorn, Dutch linguist and scholar (d. 1653)
1592
George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham, English courtier and politician (d. 1628)
1591
John Christian of Brieg, duke of Brzeg (d. 1639)
1582
Taichang, emperor of China (d. 1620)
1481
Francisco de Sá de Miranda, Portuguese poet (d. 1558)
1476
Kanō Motonobu, Japanese painter (d. 1559)
1366
Jean Le Maingre, marshal of France (d. 1421)
1023
Go-Reizei, emperor of Japan (d. 1068)
932
Richard I, duke of Normandy (d. 996)

Deaths On This Day

2017
Mireille Darc, French actress and model (b. 1938)
2016
Juan Gabriel, Mexican singer and songwriter (b. 1950)
2016
Mr. Fuji, American professional wrestler and manager (b. 1934)
2015
Al Arbour, Canadian-American ice hockey player and coach (b. 1932)
2015
Mark Krasniqi, Kosovan ethnographer, poet, and translator (b. 1920)
2015
Nelson Shanks, American painter and educator (b. 1937)
2014
Glenn Cornick, English bass guitarist (b. 1947)
2014
Hal Finney, American cryptographer and programmer (b. 1956)
2014
John Anthony Walker, American soldier and spy (b. 1937)
2013
John Bellany, Scottish painter and academic (b. 1942)
2013
Lorella Cedroni, Italian political scientist and philosopher (b. 1961)
2013
Edmund B. Fitzgerald, American businessman (b. 1926)
2013
Frank Pulli, American baseball player and umpire (b. 1935)
2013
Barry Stobart, English footballer (b. 1938)
2013
Rafael Díaz Ycaza, Ecuadorian journalist, author, and poet (b. 1925)
2012
Rhodes Boyson, English educator and politician (b. 1925)
2012
Shulamith Firestone, Canadian-American activist and author (b. 1945)
2012
Dick McBride, American author, poet, and playwright (b. 1928)
2012
Saul Merin, Polish-Israeli ophthalmologist and academic (b. 1933)
2012
Ramón Sota, Spanish golfer (b. 1938)
2011
Bernie Gallacher, English footballer (b. 1967)
2010
William P. Foster, American bandleader and educator (b. 1919)
2009
Adam Goldstein, American drummer, DJ, and producer (b. 1973)
2009
Richard Egan (businessman), US Ambassador, Owner of Dell EMC , Engineer (b. 1963)
2008
Phil Hill, American race car driver (b. 1927)
2007
Arthur Jones, American businessman, founded Nautilus, Inc. and MedX Corporation (b. 1926)
2007
Hilly Kristal, American businessman, founded CBGB (b. 1932)
2007
Paul MacCready, American engineer and businessman, founded AeroVironment (b. 1925)
2007
Francisco Umbral, Spanish journalist and author (b. 1935)
2007
Miyoshi Umeki, Japanese-American actress (b. 1929)
2006
Heino Lipp, Estonian shot putter and discus thrower (b. 1922)
2006
Benoît Sauvageau, Canadian educator and politician (b. 1963)
2006
Melvin Schwartz, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1932)
2005
Jacques Dufilho, French actor (b. 1914)
2005
Esther Szekeres, Hungarian-Australian mathematician and academic (b. 1910)
2005
George Szekeres, Hungarian-Australian mathematician and academic (b. 1911)
1995
Earl W. Bascom, American rodeo performer and painter (b. 1906)
1995
Michael Ende, German scientist and author (b. 1929)
1995
Carl Giles, English cartoonist (b. 1916)
1993
William Stafford, American poet and academic (b. 1914)
1991
Alekos Sakellarios, Greek director and screenwriter (b. 1913)
1990
Willy Vandersteen, Belgian author and illustrator (b. 1913)
1989
John Steptoe, American author and illustrator (b. 1950)
1988
Jean Marchand, Canadian union leader and politician, 43rd Secretary of State for Canada (b. 1918)
1988
Max Shulman, American author and screenwriter (b. 1919)
1987
John Huston, Irish actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1906)
1986
Russell Lee, American photographer and journalist (b. 1903)
1985
Ruth Gordon, American actress and screenwriter (b. 1896)
1984
Muhammad Naguib, Egyptian general and politician, 1st President of Egypt (b. 1901)
1982
Geoff Chubb, South African cricketer (b. 1911)
1981
Béla Guttmann, Hungarian footballer, coach, and manager (b. 1900)
1978
Bruce Catton, American historian and journalist (b. 1899)
1978
Robert Shaw, English actor (b. 1927)
1976
Anissa Jones, American actress (b. 1958)
1975
Fritz Wotruba, Austrian sculptor (b. 1907)
1972
Prince William of Gloucester (b. 1941)
1971
Reuvein Margolies, Israeli author and scholar (b. 1889)
1968
Dimitris Pikionis, Greek architect and academic (b. 1887)
1965
Giulio Racah, Italian-Israeli physicist and mathematician (b. 1909)
1959
Bohuslav Martinů, Czech-American composer and educator (b. 1890)
1955
Emmett Till, American murder victim (b. 1941)
1943
Georg Hellat, Estonian architect (b. 1870)
1943
Boris III of Bulgaria (b. 1894)
1937
George Prendergast, Australian politician, 28th Premier of Victoria (b. 1854)
1934
Edgeworth David, Welsh-Australian geologist and explorer (b. 1858)
1919
Adolf Schmal, Austrian fencer and cyclist (b. 1872)
1903
Frederick Law Olmsted, American journalist and architect, co-designed Central Park (b. 1822)
1900
Henry Sidgwick, English economist and philosopher (b. 1838)
1891
Robert Caldwell, English missionary and linguist (b. 1814)
1888
Julius Krohn, Finnish poet and journalist (b. 1835)
1839
William Smith, English geologist and engineer (b. 1769)
1820
Andrew Ellicott, American surveyor and urban planner (b. 1754)
1818
Jean Baptiste Point du Sable, American fur trader, founded Chicago (b. 1750)
1805
Alexander Carlyle, Scottish church leader and author (b. 1722)
1793
Adam Philippe, Comte de Custine, French general (b. 1740)
1784
Junípero Serra, Spanish priest and missionary (b. 1713)
1757
David Hartley, English psychologist and philosopher (b. 1705)
1735
Edwin Stead, English landowner and cricketer (b. 1701)
1678
John Berkeley, 1st Baron Berkeley of Stratton, English soldier and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (b. 1602)
1665
Elisabetta Sirani, Italian painter (b. 1638)
1654
Axel Oxenstierna, Swedish lawyer and politician, Lord High Chancellor of Sweden (b. 1583)
1648
George Lisle, English general (b. 1610)
1648
Charles Lucas, English general (b. 1613)
1645
Hugo Grotius, Dutch playwright, philosopher, and jurist (b. 1583)
1609
Francis Vere, English governor and general
1540
Federico II Gonzaga, duke of Mantua (b. 1500)
1481
Afonso V, king of Portugal (b. 1432)
1406
John de Sutton V, Baron Sutton of Dudley (b. 1380)
1341
Levon IV, king of Armenia (b. 1309)
1231
Eleanor of Portugal, Queen of Denmark
1149
Mu'in ad-Din Unur, Turkish ruler and regent
1055
Xing Zong, Chinese emperor (b. 1016)
919
He Gui, Chinese general (b. 858)
876
Louis the German, Frankish king (b. 804)
770
Kōken, emperor of Japan (b. 718)
632
Fatimah, daughter of Muhammad (b. 605)
476
Orestes, Roman general and politician
430
Augustine of Hippo, Algerian bishop, theologian, and saint (b. 354)
388
Magnus Maximus, Roman emperor (b. 335)

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