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On This Day in History:  August 30

August 30 is the 242nd day of the year (243rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 123 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2018
Mississippians anxious to start playing lottery. Mississippians are anxious to start playing lottery. State leaders said the first lottery tickets could go on sale in six months.
2013
7 state lotteries join forces for multi-state raffle. Seven United States lotteries will offer a first-of-its-kind multi-state raffle that goes on sale in about a week.
2012
California Lottery investigating $1M payout. The California Lottery has not yet released $1 million that a Dinuba man reportedly won in a Scratcher game.
2012
Illinois to sell Powerball lottery tickets online. Illinois is going to sell Powerball lottery tickets on the Internet, and at least one lawmaker predicts a big payday.
2011
Louisiana Lottery may add Mega Millions next year. With the price of a Powerball ticket slated to increase from $1 to $2 starting next year, state lottery officials are betting that adding a second multi-state jackpot game will help draw in additional revenue.
2011
Calif. store sells $2M lottery ticket 1 month after starting sales. A winning scratch-off lottery ticket worth $2 million was sold at a Spring Valley, California, 'mom and pop' shop that had only been selling lottery tickets for a month, lottery officials announced Monday.
2010
Mega Millions lottery ticket worth $133M sold in Calif.. A $133 million lottery jackpot is more than the stuff of daydreams for one customer of a Morro Bay, California, liquor store.
2010
Washington Lottery prizes in search of owners. Every year, $9 million in Washington Lottery winnings go unclaimed.
2008
Senate panels look into privatizing Texas Lottery. As state revenue from the Texas Lottery continues to decline, two Senate committees on Wednesday began searching for ways to boost the state's take from the games of chance -- including the possible privatization of the entire lottery operation.
2007
$330 MILLION: Mega Millions lottery jackpot raised. Stronger than expected sales of Mega Millions multi-state lottery tickets have caused the 12 Mega Millions states to raise the Friday jackpot to $330 million.
2007
Lotto fever isn't what it used to be. For some, huge jackpots such as the one offered by the Mega Millions lottery in California and 11 other states Tuesday night are no longer seen as the rare, once-in-a-lifetime opportunities they once were.
2007
Indiana Lottery finds $13,000 mistake. Winning Hoosier Lottery tickets totaling $12,935 may have been mistaken for non-winning tickets after two drawings this summer because of a data entry error, the lottery said Wednesday.
2006
Banks balk at plan to cut off cash from net casinos. A group representing 5,000 small banks is opposing a tool lawmakers hope to use to stop online gambling, posing a challenge to what is widely seen as the government's best shot at cracking down on the activity.
2005
What's next for the N.C. lottery. A quick look at what will happen next for the North Carolina lottery, which received final legislative approval Tuesday.
2005
N.C. Lottery Bill Passed by Senate. The twists and turns of the North Carolina lottery drama have ended: North Carolina is finally getting a state lottery.
2005
New Port Richey couple claims $35 Million Florida Jackpot. The Florida Lottery announced today Florida Lotto winner Paul Combs, of New Port Richey, claimed the $35 million Florida Lotto jackpot from the August 24 drawing.
2005
N.C. lottery foes caught in game of 'Wack-a-Mole'. North Carolina residents and lawmakers opposed to a lottery in their state find themselves figuratively caught in a game of Wack-a-Mole, in which their foes keep popping up despite their best efforts to knock them down.
2005
B.C. lottery officials extend deadline to settle fight over jackpot. The British Columbia Lottery Corp. has given two groups of feuding fast-food workers another day to decide who deserves a share of a $14.5 million Lotto 6-49 jackpot.
2005
N.J. Lottery's scratch games hit $1 billion sales record. Sales of New Jersey Lottery instant games in the fiscal year ending June 30 passed $1 billion for the first time, with revenues from those games rising 9.5 percent from the previous year.
2005
Oklahoma Lottery votes to join Powerball. The Oklahoma Lottery Commission voted Monday to join the Powerball multi-state lottery game, making Oklahomans eligible for mega lottery prizes beginning next year.

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.€114 Million
US$162.61 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Sep 5, 2008
4.$154 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 31, 2016
5.$152 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 31, 2018
6.€131.02 Million
US$146.16 Million
Draw Date
Aug 30, 2016
7.$142 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 31, 2013
8.€97 Million
US$140.1 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Aug 30, 2011
9.$140 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 30, 2003
10.€119 Million
US$131.09 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Aug 30, 2019
11.$120 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 2, 2015
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.$93 Million
California
SuperLotto Plus
Draw Date
Sep 1, 2007
16.$90 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 30, 2014
16.$90 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 1, 2018
18.$84 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 30, 2016
19.$83 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 1, 2006
19.$83 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 31, 2012
21.$80 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Sep 1, 2012
22.$78 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Sep 1, 2020
23.$77 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 30, 2013
24.$75 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 30, 2006
24.$75 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 31, 2011

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1987
Sunday, Aug 30, 1987
33 years old
1981
Sunday, Aug 30, 1981
39 years old
1978
Wednesday, Aug 30, 1978
42 years old
1977
Tuesday, Aug 30, 1977
43 years old
1975
Saturday, Aug 30, 1975
45 years old
1971
Monday, Aug 30, 1971
49 years old
1966
Tuesday, Aug 30, 1966
54 years old
1964
Sunday, Aug 30, 1964
56 years old
1961
Wednesday, Aug 30, 1961
59 years old
1960
Tuesday, Aug 30, 1960
60 years old
1959
Sunday, Aug 30, 1959
61 years old
1958
Saturday, Aug 30, 1958
62 years old
1956
Thursday, Aug 30, 1956
64 years old
(year not provided)
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Worldwide Events On This Day

2014
Prime Minister of Lesotho Tom Thabane flees to South Africa as the army allegedly stages a coup.
1998
Second Congo War: Armed forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and their Angolan and Zimbabwean allies recapture Matadi and the Inga dams in the western DRC from RCD and Rwandan troops.
1995
Bosnian War: NATO launches Operation Deliberate Force against Bosnian Serb forces.
1992
The 11-day Ruby Ridge standoff ends with Randy Weaver surrendering to federal authorities.
1991
Dissolution of the Soviet Union: Azerbaijan declares independence from Soviet Union.
1984
STS-41-D: The Space ShuttleDiscovery takes off on its maiden voyage.
1981
President Mohammad-Ali Rajai and Prime Minister Mohammad-Javad Bahonar of Iran are assassinated in a bombing committed by the People's Mujahedin of Iran.
1974
A Belgrade-Dortmund express train derails at the main train station in Zagreb killing 153 passengers.
1974
A powerful bomb explodes at the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries headquarters in Marunouchi, Tokyo. Eight are killed, 378 are injured. Eight left-wing activists are arrested on May 19, 1975 by Japanese authorities.
1967
Thurgood Marshall is confirmed as the first African AmericanJustice of the Supreme Court of the United States.
1963
The Moscow-Washington hotline between the leaders of the U.S. and the Soviet Union goes into operation.
1962
Japan conducts a test of the NAMC YS-11, its first aircraft since World War II and its only successful commercial aircraft from before or after the war.
1945
The Japanese occupation of Hong Kong comes to an end.
1945
The Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces, General Douglas MacArthur lands at Atsugi Air Force Base.
1945
The Allied Control Council, governing Germany after World War II, comes into being.
1945
The August Revolution ends as Emperor Bảo Đại abdicates, ending the Nguyễn dynasty.
1942
World War II: The Battle of Alam el Halfa begins.
1940
The Second Vienna Award reassigns the territory of Northern Transylvania from Romania to Hungary.
1922
Battle of Dumlupınar: The final battle in the Greco-Turkish War ("Turkish War of Independence").
1918
Fanni Kaplan shoots and seriously injures Bolshevik leader Vladimir Lenin, which along with the assassination of Bolshevik senior official Moisei Uritsky days earlier, prompts the decree for Red Terror.
1917
Vietnamese prison guards led by Trịnh Văn Cấn mutiny at the Thái Nguyên penitentiary against local French authority.
1914
World War I: Germans defeat the Russians in the Battle of Tannenberg.
1909
Burgess Shale fossils are discovered by Charles Doolittle Walcott.
1896
Philippine Revolution: After Spanish victory in the Battle of San Juan del Monte, eight provinces in the Philippines are declared under martial law by the Spanish Governor-GeneralRamón Blanco y Erenas.
1873
Austrian explorers Julius von Payer and Karl Weyprecht discover the archipelago of Franz Josef Land in the Arctic Sea.
1862
American Civil War: Battle of Richmond: Confederates under Edmund Kirby Smith rout Union forces under General William "Bull" Nelson.
1835
Australia: Melbourne, Victoria is founded.
1813
First Battle of Kulm: French forces are defeated by an Austrian-Prussian-Russian alliance.
1813
Creek War: Fort Mims massacre: Creek "Red Sticks" kill over 500 settlers (including over 250 armed militia) in Fort Mims, north of Mobile, Alabama.
1800
Gabriel Prosser postpones a planned slave rebellion in Richmond, Virginia, but is arrested before he can make it happen.
1799
The entire Dutch fleet is captured by British forces under the command of Sir Ralph Abercromby and Admiral Sir Charles Mitchell during the War of the Second Coalition.
1791
HMS Pandora sinks after having run aground on the outer Great Barrier Reef the previous day.
1727
Anne, eldest daughter of King George II of Great Britain, is given the title Princess Royal.
1590
Tokugawa Ieyasu enters Edo Castle. (Traditional Japanese date: August 1, 1590)
1574
Guru Ram Das becomes the Fourth Sikh Guru/Master.
1464
Pope Paul II succeeds Pope Pius II as the 211th pope.
1363
The five-week Battle of Lake Poyang begins, in which the forces of two Chinese rebel leaders (Chen Youliang and Zhu Yuanzhang) meet to decide who will supplant the Yuan dynasty.
1282
Peter III of Aragon lands at Trapani to intervene in the War of the Sicilian Vespers.
AD 70
Titus ends the siege of Jerusalem after destroying Herod's Temple.

Births On This Day

1994
Monika Povilaitytė, Lithuanian volleyball player
1994
Kwon So-hyun, South Korean singer-songwriter and actress
1994
Heo Young-ji, South Korean singer
1992
Jessica Henwick, British actress
1991
Seriki Audu, Nigerian footballer (d. 2014)
1991
Jacqueline Cako, American tennis player
1991
Liam Cooper, Scottish footballer
1989
Simone Guerra, Italian footballer
1989
Ronald Huth, Paraguayan footballer
1989
Bebe Rexha, American singer-songwriter
1988
Ernests Gulbis, Latvian tennis player
1987
Tania Foster, English singer-songwriter
1986
Theo Hutchcraft, English singer-songwriter
1986
Lelia Masaga, New Zealand rugby player
1986
Ryan Ross, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1986
Zafer Yelen, Turkish footballer
1985
Richard Duffy, Welsh footballer
1985
Joe Inoue, American singer-songwriter
1985
Leisel Jones, Australian swimmer
1985
Éva Risztov, Hungarian swimmer
1985
Steven Smith, Scottish footballer
1985
Eamon Sullivan, Australian swimmer
1985
Anna Ushenina, Ukrainian chess player
1985
Holly Weston, English actress
1984
Anthony Ireland, Zimbabwean cricketer
1983
Emmanuel Culio, Argentinian footballer
1983
Gustavo Eberto, Argentinian footballer (d. 2007)
1983
Jun Matsumoto, Japanese singer, dancer, and actor
1983
Simone Pepe, Italian footballer
1983
Tian Qin, Chinese canoe racer
1983
Marco Vianello, Italian footballer
1982
Will Davison, Australian race car driver
1982
Andy Roddick, American tennis player
1981
Germán Legarreta, Puerto Rican-American actor
1981
Adam Wainwright, American baseball player
1980
Justin Mortelliti, American actor and singer-songwriter
1979
Juan Ignacio Chela, Argentinian tennis player
1979
Leon Lopez, English singer-songwriter and actor
1979
Scott Richmond, Canadian baseball player
1978
Sinead Kerr, Scottish figure skater
1978
Cliff Lee, American baseball player
1977
Shaun Alexander, American football player
1977
Marlon Byrd, American baseball player
1977
Kamil Kosowski, Polish footballer
1977
Félix Sánchez, American-Dominican runner and hurdler
1976
Mike Koplove, American baseball player
1975
Radhi Jaïdi, Tunisian footballer and coach
1974
Aaron Barrett, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1974
Javier Otxoa, Spanish cyclist
1973
Lisa Ling, American journalist and author
1972
Cameron Diaz, American model, actress, and producer
1972
Pavel Nedvěd, Czech footballer
1971
Lars Frederiksen, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1971
Julian Smith, Scottish politician
1970
Carlo Checchinato, Italian rugby player and manager
1970
Paulo Sousa, Portuguese footballer and manager
1970
Michael Wong, Malaysian-Chinese singer-songwriter
1969
Vladimir Jugović, Serbian footballer
1969
Dimitris Sgouros, Greek pianist and composer
1968
Diran Adebayo, English author and critic
1968
Vladimir Malakhov, Russian ice hockey player
1967
Frederique van der Wal, Dutch model and actress
1967
Justin Vaughan, New Zealand cricketer
1966
Peter Cunnah, Northern Irish singer-songwriter and producer
1966
Joann Fletcher, English historian and academic
1964
Gavin Fisher, English engineer and designer
1964
Ra Luhse, Estonian architect
1963
Dave Brockie, Canadian-American singer-songwriter and bass player (d. 2014)
1963
Michael Chiklis, American actor, director, and producer
1963
Sabine Oberhauser, Austrian physician and politician
1963
Phil Mills, Welsh race car driver
1962
Ricky Sanders, American football player
1962
Craig Whittaker, English businessman and politician
1960
Ben Bradshaw, English journalist and politician, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
1960
Gary Gordon, American sergeant, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1993)
1960
Guy A. Lepage, Canadian comedian and producer
1959
Mark "Jacko" Jackson, Australian footballer, actor, and singer
1958
Karen Buck, Northern Irish politician
1958
Fran Fraschilla, American basketball player, coach, and sportscaster
1958
Muriel Gray, Scottish journalist and author
1958
Martin Jackson, English drummer
1958
Anna Politkovskaya, Russian journalist and activist (d. 2006)
1958
Peter Tunks, Australian rugby league player and sportscaster
1956
Frank Conniff, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
1955
Jamie Moses, English-American guitarist
1954
Alexander Lukashenko, Belarusian marshal and politician, 1st President of Belarus
1954
Ravi Shankar Prasad, Indian lawyer and politician, Indian Minister of Communications and IT
1954
David Paymer, American actor and director
1953
Ron George, American businessman and politician
1953
Lech Majewski, Polish director, producer, and screenwriter
1953
Horace Panter, English bass player
1953
Robert Parish, American basketball player
1952
Simon Bainbridge, English composer and educator
1952
Wojtek Fibak, Polish tennis player
1951
Jim Paredes, Filipino singer-songwriter and actor
1951
Timothy Bottoms, American actor and producer
1951
Dana Rosemary Scallon, Irish singer and activist
1951
Gediminas Kirkilas, Lithuanian politician, 11th Prime Minister of Lithuania
1950
Antony Gormley, English sculptor and academic
1949
Ted Ammon, American financier and banker (d. 2001)
1949
Don Boudria, Canadian public servant and politician, 2nd Canadian Minister for International Cooperation
1948
Lewis Black, American comedian, actor, and author
1948
Fred Hampton, American activist and revolutionary, chairman of the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party (d. 1969)
1948
Victor Skumin, Russian psychiatrist, psychologist, and academic
1947
Allan Rock, Canadian lawyer, politician, and diplomat, Canadian Ambassador to the United Nations
1946
Queen Anne-Marie of Greece
1946
Peggy Lipton, American model and actress
1944
Frances Cairncross, English economist, journalist, and academic
1944
Freek de Jonge, Dutch singer and comedian
1944
Molly Ivins, American journalist and author (d. 2007)
1944
Tug McGraw, American baseball player (d. 2004)
1944
Alex Wyllie, New Zealand rugby player and coach
1943
Tal Brody, American-Israeli basketball player and coach
1943
Robert Crumb, American illustrator
1943
Colin Dann, English author
1943
Nigel Hall, English sculptor and academic
1943
Jean-Claude Killy, French skier
1943
David Maslanka, American composer and academic (d. 2017)
1942
Jonathan Aitken, Irish-British journalist and politician, Minister for Defence Procurement
1942
Pervez Sajjad, Pakistani cricketer
1941
Ignazio Giunti, Italian race car driver (d. 1971)
1941
Ben Jones, American actor and politician
1941
Sue MacGregor, English journalist and radio host
1941
John McNally, English singer and guitarist (The Searchers)
1939
Elizabeth Ashley, American actress
1939
John Peel, English radio host and producer (d. 2004)
1938
Murray Gleeson, Australian lawyer and judge, 11th Chief Justice of Australia
1937
Bruce McLaren, New Zealand race car driver and engineer, founded the McLaren racing team (d. 1970)
1936
Peter North, English scholar and academic
1935
John Phillips, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2001)
1935
Alexandra Bellow, Romanian-American mathematician
1934
Antonio Cabangon Chua, Filipino media mogul and businessman (d. 2016)
1933
Don Getty, Canadian football player and politician, 11th Premier of Alberta (d. 2016)
1931
Jack Swigert, American pilot and astronaut (d. 1982)
1930
Warren Buffett, American businessman and philanthropist
1930
Noel Harford, New Zealand cricketer and basketball player (d. 1981)
1929
Guy de Lussigny, French painter and sculptor (d. 2001)
1929
Ian McNaught-Davis, English mountaineer and television host (d. 2014)
1928
Lloyd Casner, American race car driver (d. 1965)
1928
Harvey Hart, Canadian director and producer (d. 1989)
1928
Johnny Mann, American singer-songwriter and conductor (d. 2014)
1927
Geoffrey Beene, American fashion designer (d. 2004)
1927
Bill Daily, American actor and comedian (d. 2018)
1927
Piet Kee, Dutch organist and composer
1926
Daryl Gates, American police officer, created the D.A.R.E. Program (d. 2010)
1925
Laurent de Brunhoff, French author and illustrator
1925
Donald Symington, American actor (d. 2013)
1924
Kenny Dorham, American singer-songwriter and trumpet player (d. 1972)
1924
Lajos Kisfaludy, Hungarian chemist and engineer (d. 1988)
1923
Barbara Ansell, English physician and author (d. 2001)
1923
Charmian Clift, Australian journalist and author (d. 1969)
1923
Vic Seixas, American tennis player
1922
Lionel Murphy, Australian jurist and politician, 22nd Attorney-General of Australia (d. 1986)
1922
Regina Resnik, American soprano and actress (d. 2013)
1920
Arnold Green, Estonian soldier and politician (d. 2011)
1919
Maurice Hilleman, American microbiologist and vaccinologist (d. 2005)
1919
Wolfgang Wagner, German director and manager (d. 2010)
1919
Kitty Wells, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2012)
1918
Harold Atcherley, English businessman (d. 2017)
1918
Billy Johnson, American baseball player (d. 2006)
1918
Ted Williams, American baseball player and manager (d. 2002)
1917
Denis Healey, English soldier and politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer (d. 2015)
1917
Grand Duke Vladimir Kirillovich of Russia (d. 1992)
1916
Shailendra, Pakistani-Indian songwriter (d. 1968)
1915
Princess Lilian, Duchess of Halland (d. 2013)
1915
Robert Strassburg, American composer, conductor, and educator (d. 2003)
1913
Richard Stone, English economist and statistician, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1991)
1912
Edward Mills Purcell, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1997)
1912
Nancy Wake, New Zealand-English captain (d. 2011)
1910
Roger Bushell, South African-English soldier and pilot (d. 1944)
1909
Virginia Lee Burton, American author and illustrator (d. 1968)
1908
Fred MacMurray, American actor (d. 1991)
1907
Leonor Fini, Argentinian painter, illustrator, and author (d. 1996)
1907
Bertha Parker Pallan, American archaeologist (d. 1978)
1907
John Mauchly, American physicist and co-founder of the first computer company (d. 1980)
1906
Joan Blondell, American actress and singer (d. 1979)
1903
Bhagwati Charan Verma, Indian author (d. 1981)
1901
John Gunther, American journalist and author (d. 1970)
1901
Roy Wilkins, American journalist and activist (d. 1981)
1898
Shirley Booth, American actress and singer (d. 1992)
1896
Raymond Massey, Canadian-American actor and playwright (d. 1983)
1893
Huey Long, American lawyer and politician, 40th Governor of Louisiana (d. 1935)
1890
Samuel Frederick Henry Thompson, English captain and pilot (d. 1918)
1885
Tedda Courtney, Australian rugby league player and coach (d. 1957)
1884
Theodor Svedberg, Swedish chemist and physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1971)
1883
Theo van Doesburg, Dutch artist (d. 1931)
1871
Ernest Rutherford, New Zealand-English physicist and chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1937)
1870
Grand Duchess Alexandra Georgievna of Russia (d. 1891)
1860
Isaac Levitan, Russian painter and illustrator (d. 1900)
1856
Carl David Tolmé Runge, German mathematician, physicist, and spectroscopist (d. 1927)
1852
Jacobus Henricus van 't Hoff, Dutch chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1911)
1852
J. Alden Weir, American painter and academic (d. 1919)
1850
Marcelo H. del Pilar, Filipino journalist and lawyer (d. 1896)
1848
Andrew Onderdonk, American surveyor and contractor (d. 1905)
1844
Emily Ruete/Salama bint Said, also called Sayyida Salme, a Princess of Zanzibar and Oman (d. 1924)
1842
Grand Duchess Alexandra Alexandrovna of Russia (d. 1849)
1839
Gulstan Ropert, French-American bishop and missionary (d. 1903)
1818
Alexander H. Rice, American businessman and politician, 30th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1895)
1812
Agoston Haraszthy, Hungarian-American businessman, founded Buena Vista Winery (d. 1869)
1797
Mary Shelley, English novelist and playwright (d. 1851)
1768
Joseph Dennie, American author and journalist (d. 1812)
1748
Jacques-Louis David, French painter and illustrator (d. 1825)
1720
Samuel Whitbread, English brewer and politician, founded Whitbread (d. 1796)
1716
Capability Brown, British landscape architect (d. 1783)
1627
Itō Jinsai, Japanese philosopher (d. 1705)
1609
Sir Alexander Carew, 2nd Baronet, English politician (d. 1644)
1609
Artus Quellinus the Elder, Flemish sculptor (d. 1668)
1574
Albert Szenczi Molnár, Hungarian writer and translator (d. 1634)
1334
Peter of Castile (d. 1369)

Deaths On This Day

2017
Louise Hay, American motivational author, (b. 1926)
2015
Wes Craven, American director, producer, screenwriter, and actor (b. 1939)
2015
Edward Fadeley, American lawyer and politician (b. 1929)
2015
M. M. Kalburgi, Indian scholar, author, and academic (b. 1938)
2015
Marvin Mandel, American lawyer and politician, 56th Governor of Maryland (b. 1920)
2015
Oliver Sacks, English-American neurologist, author, and academic (b. 1933)
2014
Bipan Chandra, Indian historian and academic (b. 1928)
2014
Igor Decraene, Belgian cyclist (b. 1996)
2014
Andrew V. McLaglen, English-American director and producer (b. 1920)
2014
Felipe Osterling, Peruvian lawyer and politician (b. 1932)
2013
William C. Campbell, American golfer (b. 1923)
2013
Howie Crittenden, American basketball player and coach (b. 1933)
2013
Allan Gotthelf, American philosopher and academic (b. 1942)
2013
Seamus Heaney, Irish poet and playwright, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1939)
2013
Leo Lewis, American football player and coach (b. 1933)
2010
J. C. Bailey, American wrestler (b. 1983)
2010
Alain Corneau, French director and screenwriter (b. 1943)
2010
Myrtle Edwards, Australian cricketer and softball player (b. 1921)
2010
Francisco Varallo, Argentinian footballer (b. 1910)
2009
Klaus-Peter Hanisch, German footballer (b. 1952)
2008
Brian Hambly, Australian rugby player and coach (b. 1937)
2008
Killer Kowalski, Canadian-American wrestler and trainer (b. 1926)
2007
Michael Jackson, English author and journalist (b. 1942)
2007
Charles Vanik, American soldier and politician (b. 1918)
2006
Robin Cooke, Baron Cooke of Thorndon, New Zealand lawyer and judge (b. 1926)
2006
Glenn Ford, Canadian-American actor and producer (b. 1916)
2006
Naguib Mahfouz, Egyptian journalist and author, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1911)
2004
Fred Lawrence Whipple, American astronomer and academic (b. 1906)
2003
Charles Bronson, American actor and soldier (b. 1921)
2003
Donald Davidson, American philosopher and academic (b. 1917)
2002
J. Lee Thompson, English-Canadian director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1914)
2001
Ivor Spencer-Thomas, Welsh farmer and inventor (b. 1907)
2001
Govan Mbeki, ANC activist and father of President of South Africa Thabo Mbeki (b. 1910)
1999
Reindert Brasser, Dutch discus thrower (b. 1912)
1999
Raymond Poïvet, French illustrator (b. 1910)
1996
Christine Pascal, French actress, director, and screenwriter (b. 1953)
1995
Fischer Black, American economist and academic (b. 1938)
1995
Sterling Morrison, American guitarist and singer (b. 1942)
1994
Lindsay Anderson, English director and screenwriter (b. 1923)
1993
Richard Jordan, American actor (b. 1938)
1991
Cyril Knowles, English footballer and manager (b. 1944)
1991
Vladimír Padrůněk, Czech bass player (b. 1952)
1991
Jean Tinguely, Swiss painter and sculptor (b. 1925)
1990
Bernard D. H. Tellegen, Dutch engineer and academic (b. 1900)
1989
Seymour Krim, American journalist and critic (b. 1922)
1988
Jack Marshall, New Zealand colonel, lawyer and politician, 28th Prime Minister of New Zealand (b. 1912)
1985
Taylor Caldwell, English-American author (b. 1900)
1981
Vera-Ellen, American actress and dancer (b. 1921)
1981
Mohammad-Ali Rajai, Iranian politician, 2nd President of Iran (b. 1933)
1979
Jean Seberg, American actress (b. 1938)
1971
Ali Hadi Bara, Iranian-Turkish sculptor (b. 1906)
1970
Del Moore, American comedian and actor (b. 1916)
1968
William Talman, American actor and screenwriter (b. 1915)
1967
Ad Reinhardt, American painter, illustrator, and academic (b. 1913)
1964
Salme Dutt, Estonian-English lawyer and politician (b. 1888)
1963
Guy Burgess, English-Soviet spy (b. 1911)
1961
Charles Coburn, American actor (b. 1877)
1954
Alfredo Ildefonso Schuster, Italian cardinal (b. 1880)
1951
Konstantin Märska, Estonian director and cinematographer (b. 1896)
1949
Arthur Fielder, English cricketer (b. 1877)
1947
Gunnar Sommerfeldt, Danish actor and director (b. 1890)
1946
Konstantin Rodzaevsky, Russian lawyer (b. 1907)
1945
Alfréd Schaffer, Hungarian footballer, coach, and manager (b. 1893)
1943
Eddy de Neve, Indonesian-Dutch footballer and lieutenant (b. 1885)
1943
Eustáquio van Lieshout, Dutch priest and missionary (b. 1890)
1941
Peder Oluf Pedersen, Danish physicist and engineer (b. 1874)
1940
J. J. Thomson, English physicist and mathematician, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1856)
1938
Max Factor, Sr., Polish-born American make-up artist and businessman, founded the Max Factor Company (b. 1877)
1936
Ronald Fellowes, 2nd Baron Ailwyn, English peer (b. 1886)
1935
Henri Barbusse, French journalist and author (b. 1873)
1935
Namık İsmail, Turkish painter and educator (b. 1890)
1928
Wilhelm Wien, German physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1864)
1908
Alexander P. Stewart, American general (b. 1821)
1907
Richard Mansfield, American actor and manager (b. 1857)
1906
Hans Auer, Swiss-Austrian architect and educator, designed the Federal Palace of Switzerland (b. 1847)
1896
Aleksey Lobanov-Rostovsky, Russian politician and diplomat, Minister of Foreign Affairs for Russia (b. 1824)
1886
Ferris Jacobs, Jr., American general and politician (b. 1836)
1879
John Bell Hood, American general (b. 1831)
1856
Gilbert Abbott à Beckett, English lawyer and author (b. 1811)
1751
Christopher Polhem, Swedish physicist and engineer (b. 1661)
1621
Bahāʾ al-dīn al-ʿĀmilī, co-founder of Isfahan School of Islamic Philosophy (b. 1547)
1619
Shimazu Yoshihiro, Japanese samurai and warlord (b. 1535)
1604
John Juvenal Ancina, Italian Oratorian and bishop (b. 1545)
1580
Emmanuel Philibert, Duke of Savoy (b. 1528)
1500
Victor, Duke of Münsterberg and Opava, Count of Glatz (b. 1443)
1483
Louis XI of France (b. 1423)
1428
Emperor Shōkō of Japan (b. 1401)
1329
Khutughtu Khan Kusala, Chinese emperor (b. 1300)
1181
Pope Alexander III (b. c. 1100-1105)
1131
Hervey le Breton, bishop of Bangor and Ely
832
Cui Qun, Chinese chancellor (b. 772)
526
Theodoric the Great, Italian ruler (b. 454)

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