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On This Day in History:  August 29

August 29 is the 241st day of the year (242nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 124 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2019
Canadian man wins $60 million after playing the same numbers for 30 years. He waited nearly 10 months to claim his lottery winnings because, he said, he felt so overwhelmed by the size of his luck.
2018
Mississippi lawmakers approve lottery bill. The Mississippi House reversed itself Tuesday and passed a bill to create a state lottery in the Bible Belt state where churches have long opposed it.
2018
Thanks to $325,000 lottery win, couple will replace home lost in Hurricane Irma. A couple who lost their home to Hurricane Irma in the U.S. Virgin Islands say they will be able to rebuild their lives after winning a $325,000 prize on a $1 North Carolina lottery ticket.
2017
Panama woman wins $30 million Florida Lotto jackpot with online purchase. Lightning has struck twice for an online lottery ticket service, which had its second United States lottery jackpot winner when a Panamanian player claimed a $30 million Florida Lotto jackpot this month.
2017
Chinese lottery officials accused of corruption. Two top officials previously in charge of China's official state lottery have been stripped of their positions on suspicion of taking bribes, China's top graft watchdog said late on Sunday.
2016
Second-chance winner fell to the floor when she found out. A second chance Michigan Lottery drawing gave a 55-year-old Inkster woman the financial relief her family was looking for.
2016
Alabama Gov. says lottery opponents 'should be ashamed of themselves'. Alabama Governor Robert Bentley expressed frustration this weekend, saying lawmakers standing in the way of what he calls "Alabama Progress" should be ashamed of themselves.
2014
PA couple claims $149M Mega Millions jackpot. The Pennsylvania couple who bought a winning Mega Millions lottery ticket in May has finally come forward to claim the jackpot.
2012
98 Florida Lottery players share Fantasy 5 win. If you woke up this morning and discovered you were a Florida Fantasy 5 winner, you have plenty of company.
2011
Canadian couple claims $40M Lotto Max jackpot. A Saskatchewan couple from the village of Paradise Hill won the top prize of $40 million from a Lotto Max draw one week ago.
2009
Live drawing fluke puts Maryland lottery machine maker in spotlight. During the Florida Lotto drawing last Saturday, hostess Michele Lyles stood behind the machine for a few seconds as the third ball drawn failed to appear at the end of the chamber -- which turned out to be a demonstration of a seldom-needed drawing procedure.
2009
2 lottery tickets split $333M Mega Millions jackpot. Two tickets have split last night's $333 million Mega Millions jackpot, one on each coast of the United States.
2008
Lottery winner donates $3M jackpot to church. A Long Island, N.Y., congregation was praying for pennies from heaven to help expand their church, but instead they were showered with millions.
2007
$325 MILLION: Mega Millions lottery nears record high. Last night Mega Millions became the second United States lottery game in less than a week to cross the $300 million jackpot level.
2004
Lottery petition attacks computerized drawings. A popular lottery Internet Web site is opposing a controversial industry trend head-on, in an attempt to eliminate computer-generated drawings from all US lottery games.
2003
Illinois Rep. Boland Wants to Add Keno. Illinois Rep. Mike Boland says Keno would add $130 million of new state revenue and be a boost to small business owners, many of whom already offer lottery games at convenience stores and gas stations.
2003
Whittaker in news again. Jack Whittaker, the record West Virginia Powerball winner, helped fund a house for the woman who sold him his ticket, but neighbors of the new homeowner are uneasy about a male sex-offender living there.
2003
Brock defends lottery opposition. North Carolina State Sen. Andrew Brock, R-Davie, continues his strong opposition to a statewide lottery while pushing a proposal to move the start of the public school year to after Labor Day.
2003
Michigan Lottery Introduces 'Front Pair Payout' Promotion for Daily 4. Michigan Lottery players will soon have yet another way to win cash prizes with the Lottery's Daily 4 game thanks to the Lottery's newest promotion -- "Front Pair Payout."
2003
No Tolls Tonight at Bay Bridge Tonight, Lottery Office Will Pay Bill. If you put off your trip to the Eastern Shore in Maryland until after 7 p.m. tonight, you can cross the Bay Bridge without paying a toll.
2003
Computerized lotto must wait awhile. Tennesseans would be left to play a scratch-off lottery game for months before they get a chance to play computerized games such as lotto, under plans discussed by the Tennessee Education Lottery Corp. board yesterday.
2003
Powerball Jackpot Jumps To $140 Million. No one correctly matched all six numbers in Wednesday's Powerball drawing, driving the jackpot to an estimated $140 million. That's the largest current lottery jackpot in the world and the 8th largest Powerball jackpot ever.
2003
Father's tardiness nets son $20,000 lottery win. While waiting for his dad at the Bandon, Oregon Quick Mart last Friday, Mark Peters bought a newspaper and an Oregon Lottery Scratch-it ticket, something he does a few times a month.
2003
Man wins battle with Hoosier lottery. After a six-month battle, the State Lottery Commission of Indiana agreed to release the time a $100,000 winning ticket was purchased at Joe's Junction in Trafalgar.
2003
Sen. Criticizes Proposed Tenn.-Georgia Partnership. A Tennessee state senator Thursday questioned a lottery alliance proposed between Tennessee and Georgia.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$330 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 31, 2007
2.€156 Million
US$171.99 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Sep 1, 2020
3.$154 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 31, 2016
4.$152 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 31, 2018
5.€131.02 Million
US$146.16 Million
Draw Date
Aug 30, 2016
6.$142 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 31, 2013
7.€97 Million
US$140.1 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Aug 30, 2011
8.$140 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 30, 2003
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.$115 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 31, 2001
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.$90 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 30, 2014
17.$86 Million
California
SuperLotto Plus
Draw Date
Aug 29, 2007
18.$84 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 30, 2016
19.$83 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 31, 2012
20.$80 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 29, 2018
21.$78 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 1, 2020
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.$74 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 1, 2015

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1987
Saturday, Aug 29, 1987
33 years old
1977
Monday, Aug 29, 1977
43 years old
1976
Sunday, Aug 29, 1976
44 years old
1972
Tuesday, Aug 29, 1972
48 years old
1968
Thursday, Aug 29, 1968
52 years old
1962
Wednesday, Aug 29, 1962
58 years old
1956
Wednesday, Aug 29, 1956
64 years old
1949
Monday, Aug 29, 1949
71 years old
1943
Sunday, Aug 29, 1943
77 years old
(year not provided)
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Worldwide Events On This Day

2012
At least 26 Chinese miners are killed and 21 missing after a blast in the Xiaojiawan coal mine, located at Panzhihua, Sichuan Province.
2005
Hurricane Katrinadevastates much of the U.S. Gulf Coast from Louisiana to the Florida Panhandle, killing up to 1,836 people and causing $125 billion in damage.
2003
AyatollahSayed Mohammed Baqir al-Hakim, the Shia Muslim leader in Iraq, is assassinated in a terrorist bombing, along with nearly 100 worshippers as they leave a mosque in Najaf.
1997
Netflix is launched as an internet DVD rental service.
1997
At least 98 villagers are killed by the Armed Islamic Group of Algeria GIA in the Rais massacre, Algeria.
1996
Vnukovo Airlines Flight 2801, a Tupolev Tu-154, crashes into a mountain on the Arctic island of Spitsbergen, killing all 141 aboard.
1991
Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union suspends all activities of the Soviet Communist Party.
1991
Libero Grassi, an Italian businessman from Palermo, is killed by the Sicilian Mafia after taking a solitary stand against their extortion demands.
1982
The synthetic chemical elementMeitnerium, atomic number 109, is first synthesized at the Gesellschaft für Schwerionenforschung in Darmstadt, Germany.
1970
Chicano Moratorium against the Vietnam War, East Los Angeles, California. Police riot kills three people, including journalist Rubén Salazar.
1966
The Beatles perform their last concert before paying fans at Candlestick Park in San Francisco.
1966
Leading Egyptian thinker Sayyid Qutb is executed for plotting the assassination of President Gamal Abdel Nasser.
1965
The Gemini V spacecraft returns to Earth, landing in the Atlantic Ocean.
1958
United States Air Force Academy opens in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
1950
Korean War: British troops arrive in Korea to bolster the US presence there.
1949
Soviet atomic bomb project: The Soviet Union tests its first atomic bomb, known as First Lightning or Joe 1, at Semipalatinsk, Kazakhstan.
1944
World War II: Slovak National Uprising takes place as 60,000 Slovak troops turn against the Nazis.
1943
World War II: German-occupied Denmark scuttles most of its navy; Germany dissolves the Danish government.
1941
World War II: Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, is occupied by Nazi Germany following an occupation by the Soviet Union.
1930
The last 36 remaining inhabitants of St Kilda are voluntarily evacuated to other parts of Scotland.
1918
World War I: Bapaume taken by the New Zealand Division in the Hundred Days Offensive.
1916
The United States passes the Philippine Autonomy Act.
1915
US Navy salvage divers raise F-4, the first U.S. submarine sunk in an accident.
1914
World War I: Start of the Battle of St. Quentin in which the French Fifth Army counter-attacked the invading Germans at Saint-Quentin, Aisne.
1911
Ishi, considered the last Native American to make contact with European Americans, emerges from the wilderness of northeastern California.
1911
The Canadian Naval Service becomes the Royal Canadian Navy.
1910
The Japan-Korea Treaty of 1910, also known as the Japan-Korea Annexation Treaty, becomes effective, officially starting the period of Japanese rule in Korea.
1907
The Quebec Bridge collapses during construction, killing 75 workers.
1903
The Slava, the last of the five Borodino-classbattleships, is launched.
1898
The Goodyear tire company is founded.
1885
Gottlieb Daimler patents the world's first internal combustionmotorcycle, the Reitwagen.
1871
Emperor Meiji orders the abolition of the han system and the establishment of prefectures as local centers of administration. (Traditional Japanese date: July 14, 1871).
1869
The Mount Washington Cog Railway opens, making it the world's first mountain-climbing rack railway.
1861
American Civil War: The Battle of Hatteras Inlet Batteries gives Federal forces control of Pamlico Sound.
1842
Treaty of Nanking signing ends the First Opium War.
1831
Michael Faraday discovers electromagnetic induction.
1807
British troops under Sir Arthur Wellesley defeat a Danish militia outside Copenhagen in the Battle of Køge.
1786
Shays' Rebellion, an armed uprising of Massachusetts farmers, begins in response to high debt and tax burdens.
1778
American Revolutionary War: British and American forces battle indecisively at the Battle of Rhode Island.
1758
The Treaty of Easton establishes the first American Indian reservation, at Indian Mills, New Jersey, for the Lenape.
1756
Frederick the Great attacks Saxony, beginning the Seven Years' War in Europe.
1728
The city of Nuuk in Greenland is founded as the fort of Godt-Haab by the royal governorClaus Paarss.
1541
The Ottoman Turks capture Buda, the capital of the Hungarian Kingdom.
1526
Battle of Mohács: The Ottoman Turks led by Suleiman the Magnificent defeat and kill the last Jagiellonian king of Hungary and Bohemia.
1521
The Ottoman Turks capture Nándorfehérvár (Belgrade).
1498
Vasco da Gama decides to depart Calicut and return to Kingdom of Portugal.
1484
Pope Innocent VIII succeeds Pope Sixtus IV.
1475
The Treaty of Picquigny ends a brief war between the kingdoms of France and England.
1350
Battle of Winchelsea (or Les Espagnols sur Mer): The Englishnaval fleet under King Edward III defeats a Castilian fleet of 40 ships.
1315
Battle of Montecatini: The army of the Republic of Pisa, commanded by Uguccione della Faggiuola, wins a decisive victory against the joint forces of the Kingdom of Naples and the Republic of Florence despite being outnumbered.
1261
Pope Urban IV succeeds Pope Alexander IV as the 182nd pope.
1009
Mainz Cathedral suffers extensive damage from a fire, which destroys the building on the day of its inauguration.
708
Copper coins are minted in Japan for the first time (Traditional Japanese date: August 10, 708).

Births On This Day

1993
Liam Payne, English singer-songwriter
1992
Mallu Magalhães, Brazilian singer-songwriter
1992
Noah Syndergaard, American baseball player
1991
Néstor Araujo, Mexican footballer
1991
Deshaun Thomas, American basketball player
1990
Jakub Kosecki, Polish footballer
1990
Patrick van Aanholt, Dutch footballer
1987
Tony Kane, Irish footballer
1986
Hajime Isayama, Japanese illustrator
1986
Lea Michele, American actress and singer
1983
Antti Niemi, Finnish ice hockey player
1982
Ruhila Adatia-Sood, Kenyan journalist and radio host (d. 2013)
1982
Carlos Delfino, Argentinian-Italian basketball player
1982
Vincent Enyeama, Nigerian footballer
1981
Geneviève Jeanson, Canadian cyclist
1981
Jay Ryan, New Zealand-Australian actor and producer
1980
Chris Simms, American football player
1980
David West, American basketball player
1979
Stijn Devolder, Belgian cyclist
1979
Kristjan Rahnu, Estonian decathlete
1979
Ryan Shealy, American baseball player
1978
Volkan Arslan, German-Turkish footballer
1978
Celestine Babayaro, Nigerian footballer
1977
Cayetano, Greek DJ and producer
1977
Devean George, American basketball player
1977
John Patrick O'Brien, American soccer player
1977
Roy Oswalt, American baseball player
1977
Charlie Pickering, Australian comedian and radio host
1977
Aaron Rowand, American baseball player and sportscaster
1976
Stephen Carr, Irish footballer
1976
Phil Harvey, English businessman
1976
Kevin Kaesviharn, American football player
1976
Georgios Kalaitzis, Greek basketball player
1976
Pablo Mastroeni, Argentine-American soccer player and manager
1976
Jon Dahl Tomasson, Danish footballer and manager
1975
Kyle Cook, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1974
Kumi Tanioka, Japanese keyboard player and composer
1973
Vincent Cavanagh, English singer and guitarist
1973
Olivier Jacque, French motorcycle racer
1972
Amanda Marshall, Canadian singer-songwriter
1972
Bae Yong-joon, South Korean actor
1971
Henry Blanco, Venezuelan baseball player and coach
1971
Alex Griffin, English bass player
1971
Carla Gugino, American actress
1969
Joe Swail, Northern Irish snooker player
1969
Jennifer Crittenden, American screenwriter and producer
1968
Meshell Ndegeocello, German-American singer-songwriter
1967
Neil Gorsuch, American judge
1967
Anton Newcombe, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1966
Jörn Großkopf, German footballer and manager
1965
Will Perdue, American basketball player and sportscaster
1964
Perri "Pebbles" Reid, American dance-pop and urban contemporary singer-songwriter
1964
Zisis Tsekos, Greek footballer
1963
Elizabeth Fraser, Scottish singer-songwriter
1962
Carl Banks, American football player and sportscaster
1962
Hiroki Kikuta, Japanese game designer and composer
1962
Ian James Corlett, Canadian voice actor, writer, producer and author
1962
Simon Thurley, English historian and academic
1961
Carsten Fischer, German field hockey player
1961
Rodney McCray, American basketball player
1960
Todd English, American chef and author
1960
Tony MacAlpine, American guitarist, songwriter, and producer
1959
Rebecca De Mornay, American actress
1959
Ramón Díaz, Argentinian footballer and manager
1959
Ray Elgaard, Canadian football player
1959
Chris Hadfield, Canadian colonel, pilot, and astronaut
1959
Eddi Reader, Scottish singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1959
Timothy Shriver, American businessman and activist
1959
Stephen Wolfram, English-American physicist and mathematician
1959
Akkineni Nagarjuna, Indian film actor, Producer and Businessman
1958
Lenny Henry, English comedian, actor, and screenwriter
1958
Michael Jackson, American singer-songwriter, producer, dancer, and actor (d. 2009)
1957
Jerry D. Bailey, American jockey and sportscaster
1957
Grzegorz Ciechowski, Polish singer-songwriter, film music composer (d. 2001)
1956
Mark Morris, American dancer and choreographer
1956
Eddie Murray, American football player
1956
Charalambos Xanthopoulos, Greek footballer
1956
Steve Yarbrough, American novelist and short story writer
1955
Diamanda Galás, American singer-songwriter and pianist
1955
Jack Lew, American lawyer and politician, 25th White House Chief of Staff
1954
Michael P. Kube-McDowell, American journalist, author, and academic
1953
David Boaz, American businessman and author
1953
Richard Harding, English rugby player
1953
James Quesada, Nicaraguan-American anthropologist and academic
1952
Karen Hesse, American author and poet
1952
Dave Malone, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1952
Don Schlitz, American Hall of Fame country music songwriter
1951
Geoff Whitehorn, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
1950
Doug DeCinces, American baseball player
1950
Frank Henenlotter, American director and screenwriter
1950
Dave Reichert, American soldier and politician
1949
Stan Hansen, American wrestler and actor
1948
Robert S. Langer, American chemical engineer, entrepreneur, and academic
1947
Temple Grandin, American ethologist, academic, and author
1947
James Hunt, English race car driver and sportscaster (d. 1993)
1946
Bob Beamon, American long jumper
1946
Francine D. Blau, American economist and academic
1946
Demetris Christofias, Cypriot businessman and politician, 6th President of Cyprus
1946
Giorgio Orsoni, Italian lawyer and politician, 17th Mayor of Venice
1945
Chris Copping, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
1945
Wyomia Tyus, American runner
1943
Mohamed Amin, Kenyan photographer and journalist (d. 1996)
1943
Dick Halligan, American pianist and composer
1943
Arthur B. McDonald, Canadian astrophysicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
1942
James Glennon, American cinematographer (d. 2006)
1942
Gottfried John, German actor (d. 2014)
1941
Robin Leach, English journalist and television host (d. 2018)
1940
James Brady, American politician and activist, 15th White House Press Secretary (d. 2014)
1940
Gary Gabelich, American race car driver (d. 1984)
1939
Jolán Kleiber-Kontsek, Hungarian discus thrower and shot putter
1939
Joel Schumacher, American director, producer, and screenwriter
1938
Elliott Gould, American actor and producer
1938
Angela Huth, English journalist and author
1938
Christian Müller, German footballer and manager
1938
Robert Rubin, American lawyer and politician, 70th United States Secretary of the Treasury
1937
James Florio, American commander, lawyer, and politician, 49th Governor of New Jersey
1936
John McCain, American captain and politician (d. 2018)
1935
Hugo Brandt Corstius, Dutch linguist and author (d. 2014)
1935
William Friedkin, American director, producer, and screenwriter
1935
László Garai, Hungarian psychologist and scholar
1934
Dimitris Papamichael, Greek actor and director (d. 2004)
1933
Sorel Etrog, Romanian-Canadian sculptor, painter, and illustrator (d. 2014)
1933
Arnold Koller, Swiss politician
1931
Stelios Kazantzidis, Greek singer and guitarist (d. 2001)
1931
Lise Payette, Canadian journalist and politician
1930
Jacques Bouchard, Canadian businessman (d. 2006)
1930
Carlos Loyzaga, Filipino basketball player and coach (d. 2016)
1929
Thom Gunn, English-American poet and academic (d. 2004)
1928
Charles Gray, English actor (d. 2000)
1928
Herbert Meier, Swiss author and translator
1927
Jimmy C. Newman, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2014)
1926
Helene Ahrweiler, Greek historian and academic
1926
Donn Fendler, American author and speaker (d. 2016)
1926
Betty Lynn, American actress
1924
Dinah Washington, American singer and pianist (d. 1963)
1923
Richard Attenborough, English actor, director, and producer (d. 2014)
1922
Richard Blackwell, American actor, fashion designer, and critic (d. 2008)
1922
John Edward Williams, American author and educator (d. 1994)
1922
Arthur Anderson, American actor (d. 2016)
1920
Charlie Parker, American saxophonist and composer (d. 1955)
1920
Herb Simpson, American baseball player (d. 2015)
1920
Otis Boykin, American inventor and engineer (d. 1982)
1917
Isabel Sanford, American actress (d. 2004)
1916
Luther Davis, American playwright and screenwriter (d. 2008)
1916
George Montgomery, American actor, stuntman, director, and producer (d. 2000)
1915
Ingrid Bergman, Swedish actress (d. 1982)
1915
Nathan Pritikin, American nutritionist and author (d. 1985)
1913
Len Butterfield, New Zealand cricketer (d. 1999)
1912
Sohn Kee-chung, South Korean runner (d. 2002)
1912
Barry Sullivan, American actor (d. 1994)
1912
Wolfgang Suschitzky, Austrian-English cinematographer and photographer (d. 2016)
1911
John Charnley, British orthopedic surgeon (d. 1982)
1910
Vivien Thomas, American surgeon and academic (d. 1985)
1905
Dhyan Chand, Indian field hockey player (d. 1979)
1905
Arndt Pekurinen, Finnish activist (d. 1941)
1904
Werner Forssmann, German physician and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1979)
1901
Aurèle Joliat, Canadian ice hockey player and referee (d. 1986)
1898
Preston Sturges, American director and producer (d. 1959)
1891
Marquis James, American journalist and author (d. 1955)
1888
Salme Dutt, Estonian-English politician (d. 1964)
1887
Jivraj Narayan Mehta, Indian physicians and politician, 1st Chief Minister of Gujarat (d. 1978)
1876
Charles F. Kettering, American engineer and businessman, founded Delco Electronics (d. 1958)
1876
Kim Koo, South Korean politician, 6th President of The Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea (d. 1949)
1875
Leonardo De Lorenzo, Italian flute player and educator (d. 1962)
1871
Albert François Lebrun, French engineer and politician, 15th President of France (d. 1950)
1862
Andrew Fisher, Scottish-Australian politician and diplomat, 5th Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1928)
1862
Maurice Maeterlinck, Belgian poet and playwright, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1949)
1861
Byron G. Harlan, American singer (d. 1936)
1857
Sandford Schultz, English cricketer (d. 1937)
1844
Edward Carpenter, English anthologist and poet (d. 1929)
1843
David B. Hill, American lawyer and politician, 29th Governor of New York (d. 1910)
1842
Alfred Shaw, English cricketer, rugby player, and umpire (d. 1907)
1811
Henry Bergh, American activist, founded the ASPCA (d. 1888)
1810
Juan Bautista Alberdi, Argentinian theorist and diplomat (d. 1884)
1809
Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr., American physician and author (d. 1894)
1805
Frederick Denison Maurice, English priest, theologian, and author (d. 1872)
1792
Charles Grandison Finney, American minister and author (d. 1875)
1780
Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, French painter and illustrator (d. 1867)
1777
Hyacinth, Russian religious leader, founded Sinology (d. 1853)
1773
Aimé Bonpland, French botanist and explorer (d. 1858)
1756
Jan Śniadecki, Polish mathematician and astronomer (d. 1830)
1756
Count Heinrich von Bellegarde, Austrian general and politician (d. 1845)
1728
Maria Anna Sophia of Saxony, electress of Bavaria (d. 1797)
1725
Charles Townshend, English politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer (d. 1767)
1724
Giovanni Battista Casti, Italian poet and author (d. 1803)
1632
John Locke, English physician and philosopher (d. 1704)
1628
John Granville, 1st Earl of Bath, English soldier and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (d. 1701)
1619
Jean-Baptiste Colbert, French economist and politician, Controller-General of Finances (d. 1683)
1597
Henry Gage, Royalist officer in the English Civil War (d. 1645)
1534
Nicholas Pieck, Dutch Franciscan friar and martyr (d. 1572)
1514
García Álvarez de Toledo, 4th Marquis of Villafranca, Spanish noble and admiral (d. 1577)
1434
Janus Pannonius, Hungarian bishop and poet (d. 1472)
1347
John Hastings, 2nd Earl of Pembroke, English nobleman and soldier (d. 1375)
1321
John of Artois, French nobleman (d. 1387)
979
Otto (or Eudes), French nobleman (d. 1045)

Deaths On This Day

2018
James Mirrlees, Scottish economist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1936)
2018
Paul Taylor, American choreographer (b. 1930)
2016
Gene Wilder, American stage and screen comic actor, screenwriter, film director, and author (b. 1933)
2014
Octavio Brunetti, Argentinian pianist and composer (b. 1975)
2014
Björn Waldegård, Swedish race car driver (b. 1943)
2013
Joan L. Krajewski, American lawyer and politician (b. 1934)
2013
Medardo Joseph Mazombwe, Zambian cardinal (b. 1931)
2013
Bruce C. Murray, American geologist and academic, co-founded The Planetary Society (b. 1931)
2012
Ruth Goldbloom, Canadian academic and philanthropist, co-founded Pier 21 (b. 1923)
2012
Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke, English historian and author (b. 1953)
2012
Shoshichi Kobayashi, Japanese-American mathematician and academic (b. 1932)
2012
Anne McKnight, American soprano (b. 1924)
2012
Les Moss, American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1925)
2012
Sergei Ovchinnikov, Russian volleyball player and coach (b. 1969)
2011
Honeyboy Edwards, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1915)
2011
Junpei Takiguchi, Japanese voice actor (b. 1931)
2008
Geoffrey Perkins, English actor, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1953)
2008
Michael Schoenberg, American geophysicist and theorist (b. 1939)
2007
James Muir Cameron Fletcher, New Zealand businessman (b. 1914)
2007
Richard Jewell, American police officer (b. 1962)
2007
Pierre Messmer, French civil servant and politician, 154th Prime Minister of France (b. 1916)
2007
Alfred Peet, Dutch-American businessman, founded Peet's Coffee & Tea (b. 1920)
2004
Hans Vonk, Dutch conductor (b. 1942)
2003
Mohammad Baqir al-Hakim, Iraqi politician (b. 1939)
2003
Patrick Procktor, English painter and academic (b. 1936)
2002
Lance Macklin, English race car driver (b. 1919)
2001
Graeme Strachan, Australian singer-songwriter & television personality (b. 1952)
2001
Francisco Rabal, Spanish actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1926)
2000
Shelagh Fraser, English actress (b. 1922)
2000
Willie Maddren, English footballer and manager (b. 1951)
2000
Conrad Marca-Relli, American-Italian painter and academic (b. 1913)
1995
Frank Perry, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1930)
1992
Félix Guattari, French philosopher and theorist (b. 1930)
1991
Libero Grassi, Italian businessman (b. 1924)
1990
Manly Palmer Hall, Canadian-American mystic and author (b. 1901)
1989
Peter Scott, English explorer and painter (b. 1909)
1987
Archie Campbell, American actor and screenwriter (b. 1914)
1987
Lee Marvin, American actor (b. 1924)
1985
Evelyn Ankers, British-American actress (b. 1918)
1982
Ingrid Bergman, Swedish actress (b. 1915)
1982
Lehman Engel, American composer and conductor (b. 1910)
1981
Lowell Thomas, American journalist and author (b. 1892)
1979
Gertrude Chandler Warner, American author and educator (b. 1890)
1977
Jean Hagen, American actress (b. 1923)
1977
Brian McGuire, Australian race car driver (b. 1945)
1975
Éamon de Valera, Irish soldier and politician, 3rd President of Ireland (b. 1882)
1972
Lale Andersen, German singer-songwriter (b. 1905)
1971
Nathan Freudenthal Leopold Jr., American murderer (b. 1904)
1968
Ulysses S. Grant III, American general (b. 1881)
1966
Sayyid Qutb, Egyptian theorist, author, and poet (b. 1906)
1958
Marjorie Flack, American author and illustrator (b. 1897)
1952
Anton Piëch, Austrian lawyer (b. 1894)
1951
Sydney Chapman, English economist and civil servant (b. 1871)
1946
Adolphus Busch III, American businessman (b. 1891)
1946
John Steuart Curry, American painter and academic (b. 1897)
1944
Attik, Greek pianist and composer (b. 1885)
1931
David T. Abercrombie, American businessman, co-founded Abercrombie & Fitch (b. 1867)
1930
William Archibald Spooner, English priest and author (b. 1844)
1917
George Huntington Hartford, American businessman (b. 1833)
1904
Murad V, Ottoman sultan (b. 1840)
1892
William Forbes Skene, Scottish historian and author (b. 1809)
1891
Pierre Lallement, French businessman, invented the bicycle (b. 1843)
1889
Stefan Dunjov, Bulgarian colonel (b. 1815)
1877
Brigham Young, American religious leader, 2nd President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (b. 1801)
1866
Tokugawa Iemochi, Japanese shōgun (b. 1846)
1856
Mary Anne Schimmelpenninck, English author and activist (b. 1778)
1844
Edmund Ignatius Rice, Irish missionary and educator, founded the Christian Brothers and Presentation Brothers (b. 1762)
1799
Pius VI, pope of the Catholic Church (b. 1717)
1780
Jacques-Germain Soufflot, French architect, co-designed The Panthéon (b. 1713)
1769
Edmond Hoyle, English author and educator (b. 1672)
1749
Matthias Bel, Hungarian pastor and polymath (b. 1684)
1712
Gregory King, English genealogist, engraver, and statistician (b. 1648)
1657
John Lilburne, English activist (b. 1614)
1604
Hamida Banu Begum, Mughal empress (b. 1527)
1542
Cristóvão da Gama, Portuguese commander (b. 1516)
1533
Atahualpa, Inca emperor (b. 1497)
1526
Louis II, king of Hungary and Croatia (b. 1506)
1526
Pál Tomori Hungarian archbishop and soldier (b. 1475)
1523
Ulrich von Hutten, Lutheran reformer (b. 1488)
1499
Alesso Baldovinetti, Florentine painter (b. 1427)
1442
John V, duke of Brittany (b. 1389)
1395
Albert III, duke of Austria (b. 1349)
1315
Peter Tempesta, Italian nobleman (b. 1291)
1315
Charles of Taranto, Italian nobleman (b. 1296)
1298
Eleanor of England, Countess of Bar, English princess (b. 1269)
1159
Bertha of Sulzbach, Byzantine empress
1135
Al-Mustarshid, Abbasid caliph (b. 1092)
1123
Eystein I, king of Norway (b. 1088)
1093
Hugh I, duke of Burgundy (b. 1057)
1021
Minamoto no Yorimitsu, Japanese nobleman (b. 948)
979
Abu Taghlib, Hamdanid emir
956
Fu the Elder, Chinese empress
939
Wang Jipeng, Chinese emperor of Min
939
Li Chunyan, Chinese empress
886
Basil I, Byzantine emperor (b. 811)

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