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On This Day in History:  August 5

August 5 is the 217th day of the year (218th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 148 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2020
Texas lottery thief caught after attempting to cash stolen tickets. A thief who stole two whole bins of Texas Lottery scratch-off tickets from a gas station has been caught by police after he attempted to cash in a prize.
2018
CT Lottery official disciplined for botched raffle draw claims lottery has vendetta against him. The Connecticut Lottery's longtime security director claims that an attempt to discipline him over the botched Jan. 1 raffle drawing is part of a pattern of retaliation against him for his role three years ago in exposing retailer fraud in the canceled 5 Card Cash game — a charge the lottery vehemently denies.
2016
3 charged in theft of $250,000 lottery ticket. An employee at an Iowa lottery retailer is charged with stealing a winning $250,000 instant scratch ticket and working with her boyfriend and mother in a clumsy attempt to claim the prize, investigators said last week.
2014
More people playing, winning in SC Lottery. The South Carolina Education Lottery announced Monday it set records for ticket sales and the amount of money raised for education in the last fiscal year. It also set records for the amount of prize money paid out and the commissions paid to lottery retailers.
2012
$212 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot surges. There was no jackpot winner in the Saturday night drawing of the multi-state Powerball lottery game, causing the grand prize to increase to an estimated $212 million for Wednesday's drawing.
2008
New Penn. Lottery 5-digit game on sale Aug. 26. The Pennsylvania Lottery's latest game is the 5-digit numbers game, Quinto, offering 13 ways to play and win up to $50,000 cash.
2004
$76 Million Powerball Jackpot Up For Grabs. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Wednesday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $76 million, with a cash option of $39.6 million.
2004
Winning small: It's still a blast for Lotto pals. 27 lucky players in Ohio shared a $4 million Super Lotto jackpot Saturday night.
2004
Lottery lunch ladies still humble a year after jackpot win. It's been a year since the Holdingford, Minnesota lunch ladies struck the jackpot, literally, and they remain celebrities among school food service workers. But they're also still humble.
2004
Virginia Lottery posts record profits. The Virginia Lottery turned a record profit for the third consecutive year, topping $400 million for the first time since the lottery's inception 16 years ago, officials announced Wednesday.
2003
Powerball Winner Offers 'No Excuses' for Incident. Jack Whittaker said he hopes the discovery of his evening of drinking at a strip club will not affect the Jack Whittaker Foundation, which he established to help charities operated by the Church of God and other causes.
2003
Mega Millions Considers Multiplier. In the wake of Texas' choice to join the Mega Millions, the multi-state lottery game may be enhanced to include a multiplier option similar to the Powerball Power Play feature.
2003
Thieves Steal Lottery Winner's $545,000. More than half a million dollars was stolen early Tuesday from record Powerball winner Jack Whittaker's vehicle parked outside a strip club, but the money was recovered, a sheriff's deputy said.
2003
TEXAS JOINS MEGA MILLIONS. The Texas Lottery Commission voted today to join 10 other states in the multistate lottery Mega Millions. Lottery officials expect $324.5 million in game ticket sales in Texas over 10 months starting this fall.
2003
Lottery defendant: I'm angry. For three days, Jamal Townes listened quietly as his co-workers at Englewood Hospital accused him of being a modern-day Judas for allegedly hiding a $25 million winning lottery ticket from their office pool. Yesterday, the 27-year-old X-ray technician got the chance to respond.
2003
State could be lucky winner of $100,000 Powerball prize. Montana Lottery officials announced last week that a $100,000 winning Powerball ticket, which was purchased in Kalispell in March, has yet to be cashed. If the holder of the ticket doesn't come forward by Sept. 26 - six months after the drawing - the money is forfeited to the state.
2003
Georgia Lottery set to go broke without rules change. Georgia's lottery-funded scholarship program is so popular that the state may be unable to fund it within three years. Some lawmakers think one way to help the program survive would be to tighten rules that allow marginal students to qualify.
2003
UK Lottery chiefs may double ticket prices. The price of a National Lottery ticket could rise - and even double to £2 - under plans being considered by the operator Camelot, it emerged today.
2003
Tennessee lottery head warms to Georgia. If Georgia lottery officials can prove that they can get Tennessee's lottery going "faster and cheaper," the two states could become kissing cousins.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$448.4 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 7, 2013
2.$350 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 8, 2017
3.$286 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 5, 2017
4.€190 Million
US$235.71 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Aug 7, 2012
5.€203.41 Million
US$227.82 Million
Draw Date
Aug 6, 2019
6.$223 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 8, 2018
7.$212 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 8, 2012
8.$204 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 5, 2006
9.$180 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 6, 2011
10.$147 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 5, 2020
11.$141 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 8, 2007
12.$138 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 5, 2009
13.€119.3 Million
US$132.26 Million
Draw Date
Aug 6, 2016
14.$112 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 7, 2019
15.$102 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 7, 2009
16.$100 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 5, 2014
17.$99 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 5, 2011
18.$89 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 7, 2007
19.€75 Million
US$86.95 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Aug 7, 2018
20.€75 Million
US$82.69 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Aug 7, 2020
21.$82 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 6, 2005
22.$80 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 6, 2014
23.$76 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 7, 2004
24.$75 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 8, 2001
25.€52 Million
US$71.54 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Aug 10, 2007

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1987
Wednesday, Aug 5, 1987
33 years old
1985
Monday, Aug 5, 1985
35 years old
1980
Tuesday, Aug 5, 1980
40 years old
1976
Thursday, Aug 5, 1976
44 years old
1972
Saturday, Aug 5, 1972
48 years old
1972
Saturday, Aug 5, 1972
48 years old
1971
Thursday, Aug 5, 1971
49 years old
1970
Wednesday, Aug 5, 1970
50 years old
1968
Monday, Aug 5, 1968
52 years old
1965
Thursday, Aug 5, 1965
55 years old
1964
Wednesday, Aug 5, 1964
56 years old
1963
Monday, Aug 5, 1963
57 years old
1962
Sunday, Aug 5, 1962
58 years old
1953
Wednesday, Aug 5, 1953
67 years old
1945
Sunday, Aug 5, 1945
75 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day

2015
The Environmental Protection Agency at Gold King Mine waste water spill releases 3 million gallons of heavy metal toxin tailings and waste water into the Animas River in Colorado.
2012
The Wisconsin Sikh temple shooting took place in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, killing six victims; the perpetrator committed suicide after being wounded by police.
2010
The Copiapó mining accident occurs, trapping 33 Chilean miners approximately 2,300 ft (700 m) below the ground for 69 days.
2010
Ten members of International Assistance Mission Nuristan Eye Camp team are killed by persons unknown in Kuran wa Munjan District of Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan.
2003
A car bomb explodes in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta outside the Marriott Hotel killing 12 and injuring 150.
1995
Yugoslav Wars: The city of Knin, Croatia, a significant Serb stronghold, is captured by Croatian forces during Operation Storm. The date is celebrated in Croatia as Victory Day.
1989
General elections are held in Nicaragua with the Sandinista National Liberation Front winning a majority.
1981
President Ronald Reaganfires 11,359 striking air-traffic controllers who ignored his order for them to return to work.
1979
In Afghanistan, Maoists undertake the Bala Hissar uprising against the Leninist government.
1974
Vietnam War: The U.S. Congress places a $1 billion limit on military aid to South Vietnam.
1973
Mars 6 is launched from the USSR
1971
The first Pacific Islands Forum (then known as the "South Pacific Forum") is held in Wellington, New Zealand, with the aim of enhancing cooperation between the independent countries of the Pacific Ocean.
1965
The Indo-Pakistani War of 1965 begins as Pakistani soldiers cross the Line of Control dressed as locals.
1964
Vietnam War: Operation Pierce Arrow: American aircraft from carriers USS Ticonderoga and USS Constellation bomb North Vietnam in retaliation for strikes against U.S. destroyers in the Gulf of Tonkin.
1963
Cold War: The United States, the United Kingdom, and the Soviet Union sign the Partial Nuclear Test Ban Treaty.
1962
Apartheid: Nelson Mandela is jailed. He would not be released until 1990.
1962
American actress Marilyn Monroe is found dead at her home from a drug overdose.
1960
Burkina Faso, then known as Upper Volta, becomes independent from France.
1957
American Bandstand, a show dedicated to the teenage "baby-boomers" by playing the songs and showing popular dances of the time, debuts on the ABC television network.
1949
In Ecuador, an earthquake destroys 50 towns and kills more than 6,000.
1944
World War II: At least 1,104 JapanesePOWs in Australiaattempt to escape from a camp at Cowra, New South Wales; 545 temporarily succeed but are later either killed, commit suicide, or are recaptured.
1944
World War II: Polish insurgents liberate a German labor camp (Gęsiówka) in Warsaw, freeing 348 Jewish prisoners.
1944
World War II: The Nazis begin a week-long massacre of between 40,000 and 50,000 civilians and prisoners of war in Wola, Poland.
1940
World War II: The Soviet Union formally annexesLatvia.
1926
Harry Houdini performs his greatest feat, spending 91 minutes underwater in a sealed tank before escaping.
1925
Plaid Cymru is formed with the aim of disseminating knowledge of the Welsh language that is at the time in danger of dying out.
1916
World War I: Battle of Romani: Allied forces, under the command of Archibald Murray, defeat an attacking Ottoman army under the command of Friedrich Freiherr Kress von Kressenstein, securing the Suez Canal and beginning the Ottoman retreat from the Sinai Peninsula.
1914
World War I: The German minelayerSS Königin Luise lays a minefield about 40 miles (64 km) off the Thames Estuary (Lowestoft). She is intercepted and sunk by the British light-cruiser HMS Amphion.
1914
World War I: The guns of Point Nepean fort at Port Phillip Heads in Victoria (Australia) fire across the bows of the Norddeutscher Lloyd steamer SS Pfalz which is attempting to leave the Port of Melbourne in ignorance of the declaration of war and she is detained; this is said to be the first Allied shot of the War.
1914
In Cleveland, Ohio, the first electric traffic light is installed.
1906
Persian Constitutional Revolution: Mozaffar ad-Din Shah Qajar, King of Iran, agrees to convert the government to a constitutional monarchy.
1901
Peter O'Connor sets the first IAAF recognised long jumpworld record of 24 ft 11.75 in (7.6137 m). The record will stand for 20 years.
1888
Bertha Benz drives from Mannheim to Pforzheim and back in the first long distance automobile trip, commemorated as the Bertha Benz Memorial Route since 2008.
1884
The cornerstone for the Statue of Liberty is laid on Bedloe's Island (now Liberty Island) in New York Harbor.
1882
The Standard Oil of New Jersey is established.
1874
Japan launches its postal savings system, modeled after a similar system in the United Kingdom.
1864
American Civil War: The Battle of Mobile Bay begins at Mobile Bay near Mobile, Alabama, Admiral David Farragut leads a Union flotilla through Confederate defenses and seals one of the last major Southern ports.
1862
American Civil War: Battle of Baton Rouge: Along the Mississippi River near Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Confederate troops attempt to take the city, but are driven back by fire from Union gunboats.
1861
American Civil War: In order to help pay for the war effort, the United States government levies the first income tax as part of the Revenue Act of 1861 (3% of all incomes over US$800; rescinded in 1872).
1861
The United States Army abolishes flogging.
1860
Charles XV of Sweden of Sweden-Norway is crowned king of Norway in Trondheim.
1858
Cyrus West Field and others complete the first transatlantic telegraph cable after several unsuccessful attempts. It will operate for less than a month.
1824
Greek War of Independence: Constantine Kanaris leads a Greek fleet to victory against Ottoman and Egyptian naval forces in the Battle of Samos.
1816
The British Admiralty dismisses Francis Ronalds's new invention of the first working electric telegraph as "wholly unnecessary", preferring to continue using the semaphore.
1796
The Battle of Castiglione in Napoleon's first Italian campaigns of the French Revolutionary Wars.
1781
The Battle of Dogger Bank takes place.
1763
Pontiac's War: Battle of Bushy Run: British forces led by Henry Bouquet defeat Chief Pontiac's Indians at Bushy Run.
1735
Freedom of the press: New York Weekly Journal writer John Peter Zenger is acquitted of seditious libel against the royal governor of New York, on the basis that what he had published was true.
1716
Austro-Turkish War (1716-1718): One-fifth of a Turkish army and the Grand Vizier are killed in the Battle of Petrovaradin.
1689
Beaver Wars: Fifteen hundred IroquoisattackLachine in New France.
1620
The Mayflower departs from Southampton, England, carrying would-be settlers, on its first attempt to reach North America; it is forced to dock in Dartmouth when its companion ship, the Speedwell, springs a leak.
1600
The Gowrie Conspiracy against King James VI of Scotland (later to become King James I of England) takes place.
1583
Sir Humphrey Gilbert establishes the first English colony in North America, at what is now St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador.
1388
The Battle of Otterburn, a border skirmish between the Scottish and the English in Northern England, is fought near Otterburn.
1305
William Wallace, who led the Scottish resistance against England, is captured by the English near Glasgow and transported to London where he is put on trial and executed.
1278
Spanish Reconquista: the forces of the Kingdom of Castile initiate the ultimately futile Siege of Algeciras against the Emirate of Granada.
1100
Henry I is crowned King of England in Westminster Abbey.
1068
Byzantine-Norman wars: Italo-Normans begin a nearly-three-year siege of Bari.
939
The Battle of Alhandic is fought between Ramiro II of León and Abd-ar-Rahman III at Zamora in the context of the Spanish Reconquista. The battle resulted in a victory for the Emirate of Córdoba.
910
The last major Danish army to raid England for nearly a century is defeated at the Battle of Tettenhall by the allied forces of Mercia and Wessex, led by King Edward the Elder and Æthelred, Lord of the Mercians.
642
Battle of Maserfield: Penda of Mercia defeats and kills Oswald of Northumbria.
135
Roman armies enter Betar, slaughtering thousands and ending the bar Kokhba revolt.
AD 25
Guangwu claims the throne as Chinese emperor, restoring the Han dynasty after the collapse of the short-lived Xin dynasty.

Births On This Day

1997
Jack Cogger, Australian rugby league player
1996
Takakeishō Mitsunobu, Japanese sumo wrestler
1995
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg, Danish footballer
1991
Esteban Gutiérrez, Mexican race car driver
1991
Konrad Hurrell, Tongan rugby league player
1991
Andreas Weimann, Austrian footballer
1989
Ryan Bertrand, English footballer
1989
Mathieu Manset, French footballer
1988
Michael Jamieson, Scottish-English swimmer
1988
Federica Pellegrini, Italian swimmer
1987
Genelia D'Souza, Indian actress
1986
Paula Creamer, American golfer
1986
Kathrin Zettel, Austrian skier
1985
Laurent Ciman, Belgian footballer
1985
Salomon Kalou, Ivorian footballer
1985
Gil Vermouth, Israeli footballer
1985
Erkan Zengin, Swedish footballer
1984
Steve Matai, New Zealand rugby league player
1984
Helene Fischer, German singer-songwriter
1982
Jamie Houston, English-German rugby player
1982
Lolo Jones, American hurdler
1982
Michele Pazienza, Italian footballer
1982
Tobias Regner, German singer-songwriter
1982
Jeff Robson, Australian rugby league player
1982
Pete Sell, American mixed martial artist
1981
David Clarke, English ice hockey player
1981
Carl Crawford, American baseball player
1981
Maik Franz, German footballer
1981
Erik Guay, Canadian skier
1981
Travie McCoy, American rapper, singer, and songwriter
1981
Anna Rawson, Australian golfer
1980
Wayne Bridge, English footballer
1980
Salvador Cabañas, Paraguayan footballer
1980
Jason Culina, Australian footballer
1979
David Healy, Irish footballer
1978
Cosmin Bărcăuan, Romanian footballer and manager
1978
Kim Gevaert, Belgian sprinter
1977
Eric Hinske, American baseball player and coach
1977
Mark Mulder, American baseball player and sportscaster
1977
Michael Walsh, English footballer
1976
Jeff Friesen, Canadian ice hockey player
1976
Marians Pahars, Latvian footballer and manager
1976
Eugen Trică, Romanian footballer and manager
1975
Dan Hipgrave, English guitarist and journalist
1975
Josep Jufré, Catalan cyclist
1975
Eicca Toppinen, Finnish cellist and composer
1974
Alvin Ceccoli, Australian footballer
1974
Olle Kullinger, Swedish footballer
1974
Antoine Sibierski, French footballer
1973
Paul Carige, Australian rugby league player
1973
Justin Marshall, New Zealand rugby player and sportscaster
1972
Ikuto Hidaka, Japanese wrestler
1972
Aaqib Javed, Pakistani cricketer and coach
1972
Darren Shahlavi, English-American actor and martial artist (d. 2015)
1972
Jon Sleightholme, English rugby player
1972
Theodore Whitmore, Jamaican footballer and manager
1972
Christian Olde Wolbers, Belgian-American guitarist, songwriter, and producer
1971
Valdis Dombrovskis, Latvian academic and politician, 11th Prime Minister of Latvia
1970
James Gunn, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1969
Jackie Doyle-Price, English politician
1969
Vasbert Drakes, Barbadian cricketer
1969
Venkatesh Prasad, Indian cricketer and coach
1969
Robert Scott, Australian rower
1968
Terri Clark, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist
1968
Kendo Kashin, Japanese wrestler and mixed martial artist
1968
Marine Le Pen, French lawyer and politician
1968
Oleh Luzhny, Ukrainian footballer and manager
1968
Colin McRae, Scottish race car driver (d. 2007)
1968
John Olerud, American baseball player
1967
Matthew Caws, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1966
Jennifer Finch, American singer, bass player, and photographer
1966
Jonathan Silverman, American actor and producer
1965
Jeff Coffin, American saxophonist and composer
1965
Motoi Sakuraba, Japanese keyboard player and composer
1964
Rory Morrison, English journalist (d. 2013)
1964
Adam Yauch, American rapper and director (d. 2012)
1963
Steve Lee, Swiss singer-songwriter (d. 2010)
1963
Ingmar De Vos, Belgian sports administrator
1962
Patrick Ewing, Jamaican-American basketball player and coach
1962
Otis Thorpe, American basketball player
1961
Janet McTeer, English actress
1961
Athula Samarasekera, Sri Lankan cricketer and coach
1961
Tim Wilson, American comedian, singer-songwriter, and guitarist (d. 2014)
1960
David Baldacci, American lawyer and author
1959
Pete Burns, English singer-songwriter (d. 2016)
1959
Pat Smear, American guitarist and songwriter
1957
Larry Corowa, Australian rugby league player
1957
David Gill, English businessman
1957
Faith Prince, American actress and singer
1956
Christopher Chessun, English bishop
1956
Jerry Ciccoritti, Canadian actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1955
Eddie Ojeda, American guitarist and songwriter
1953
Rick Mahler, American baseball player and coach (d. 2005)
1952
Tamás Faragó, Hungarian water polo player
1952
John Jarratt, Australian actor and producer
1952
Louis Walsh, Irish talent manager
1951
Samantha Sang, Australian pop singer
1950
Luiz Gushiken, Brazilian trade union leader and politician (d. 2013)
1950
Mahendra Karma, Indian lawyer and politician (d. 2013)
1948
Ray Clemence, English footballer and manager
1948
Barbara Flynn, English actress
1948
David Hungate, American bass guitarist, producer, and arranger (Toto)
1948
Shin Takamatsu, Japanese architect and academic
1947
Bernie Carbo, American baseball player
1947
France A. Córdova, American astrophysicist and academic
1947
Rick Derringer, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1947
Greg Leskiw, Canadian guitarist and songwriter
1946
Bruce Coslet, American football player and coach
1946
Rick van der Linden, Dutch keyboard player and songwriter (d. 2006)
1946
Bob McCarthy, Australian rugby league player and coach
1946
Erika Slezak, American actress
1946
Xavier Trias, Spanish pediatrician and politician, 118th Mayor of Barcelona
1945
Loni Anderson, American actress
1944
Christopher Gunning, English composer
1943
Nelson Briles, American baseball player and sportscaster (d. 2005)
1943
Sammi Smith, American country music singer-songwriter (d. 2005)
1942
Joe Boyd, American record producer, founded Hannibal Records
1941
Bob Clark, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2007)
1941
Leonid Kizim, Ukrainian general, pilot, and astronaut (d. 2010)
1941
Airto Moreira, Brazilian-American drummer and composer
1940
Bobby Braddock, American country music songwriter, musician, and producer
1940
Roman Gabriel, American football player, coach, and actor
1940
Rick Huxley, English bass player (The Dave Clark Five) (d. 2013)
1939
Roger Clark, English race car driver (d. 1998)
1937
Herb Brooks, American ice hockey player and coach (d. 2003)
1937
Brian G. Marsden, English-American astronomer and academic (d. 2010)
1936
Nikolai Baturin, Estonian author and playwright
1935
Michael Ballhaus, German director and cinematographer
1935
Peter Inge, Baron Inge, English field marshal
1935
John Saxon, American actor
1935
Roy Benavidez, American Master Sergeant and Medal of Honor Winner (d. 1998)
1934
Karl Johan Åström, Swedish engineer and theorist
1934
Wendell Berry, American novelist, short story writer, poet, and essayist
1934
Gay Byrne, Irish radio and television host
1932
Tera de Marez Oyens, Dutch pianist and composer (d. 1996)
1932
Vladimir Fedoseyev, Russian conductor
1931
Tom Hafey, Australian footballer and coach (d. 2014)
1930
Neil Armstrong, American pilot, engineer, and astronaut (d. 2012)
1930
Damita Jo DeBlanc, American comedian, actress, and singer (d. 1998)
1930
Richie Ginther, American race car driver (d. 1989)
1930
Michal Kováč, Slovak lawyer and politician, 1st President of Slovakia
1929
Don Matheson, American soldier, police officer, and actor (d. 2014)
1927
John H. Moore II, American lawyer and judge (d. 2013)
1926
Betsy Jolas, French composer
1926
Jeri Southern, American jazz singer and pianist (d. 1991)
1923
Devan Nair, Malaysian-Singaporean union leader and politician, 3rd President of Singapore (d. 2005)
1922
L. Tom Perry, American businessman and religious leader (d. 2015)
1922
Frank Stranahan, American golfer (d. 2013)
1921
Terry Becker, American actor, director, and producer (d. 2014)
1920
George Tooker, American painter and academic (d. 2011)
1918
Tom Drake, American actor and singer (d. 1982)
1918
Betty Oliphant, English-Canadian ballerina, co-founded Canada's National Ballet School (d. 2004)
1916
Peter Viereck, American poet and academic (d. 2006)
1914
Parley Baer, American actor (d. 2002)
1912
Abbé Pierre, French priest and humanitarian (d. 2007)
1911
Robert Taylor, American actor and singer (d. 1969)
1910
Bruno Coquatrix, French songwriter and manager (d. 1979)
1910
Herminio Masantonio, Argentinian footballer (d. 1956)
1908
Harold Holt, Australian lawyer and politician, 17th Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1967)
1908
Jose Garcia Villa, Filipino short story writer and poet (d. 1997)
1906
Joan Hickson, English actress (d. 1998)
1906
John Huston, American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1987)
1906
Wassily Leontief, German-American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1999)
1904
Kenneth V. Thimann, English-American botanist and microbiologist (d. 1997)
1901
Claude Autant-Lara, French director, screenwriter, and politician (d. 2000)
1900
Rudolf Schottlaender, German philosopher, classical philologist and translator (d. 1988)
1897
Roberta Dodd Crawford, American soprano and educator (d. 1954)
1897
Aksel Larsen, Danish lawyer and politician (d. 1972)
1890
Naum Gabo, Russian-American sculptor (d. 1977)
1890
Erich Kleiber, Austrian conductor and director (d. 1956)
1889
Conrad Aiken, American novelist, short story writer, critic, and poet (d. 1973)
1887
Reginald Owen, English-American actor and singer (d. 1972)
1882
Anne Acheson, Irish sculptor (d. 1962)
1880
Gertrude Rush, American lawyer and jurist (d. 1962)
1880
Ruth Sawyer, American author and educator (d. 1970)
1877
Tom Thomson, Canadian painter (d. 1917)
1876
Mary Ritter Beard, American historian and activist (d. 1958)
1874
Wesley Clair Mitchell, American economist and academic (d. 1948)
1874
Horace Rawlins, English golfer (d. 1935)
1872
Oswaldo Cruz, Brazilian physician, bacteriologist, and epidemiologist, founded the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (d. 1917)
1868
Oskar Merikanto, Finnish pianist and composer (d. 1924)
1866
Carl Harries, German chemist and academic (d. 1923)
1866
Harry Trott, Australian cricketer (d. 1917)
1862
Joseph Merrick, English man with severe deformities (d. 1890)
1860
Louis Wain, English artist (d. 1939)
1850
Guy de Maupassant, French short story writer, novelist, and poet (d. 1893)
1844
Ilya Repin, Russian painter and sculptor (d. 1930)
1843
James Scott Skinner, Scottish violinist and composer (d. 1927)
1833
Carola of Vasa (d. 1907)
1828
Louise of the Netherlands (d. 1871)
1827
Deodoro da Fonseca, Brazilian field marshal and politician, 1st President of Brazil (d. 1892)
1815
Edward John Eyre, English explorer and politician, Governor of Jamaica (d. 1901)
1813
Ivar Aasen, Norwegian poet and linguist (d. 1896)
1811
Ambroise Thomas, French composer (d. 1896)
1802
Niels Henrik Abel, Norwegian mathematician and theorist (d. 1829)
1797
Friedrich August Kummer, German cellist and composer (d. 1879)
1749
Thomas Lynch Jr., American commander and politician (d. 1779)
1694
Leonardo Leo, Italian composer (d. 1744)
1681
Vitus Bering, Danish explorer (d. 1741)
1662
James Anderson, Scottish lawyer and historian (d. 1728)
1626
Richard Ottley, English politician (d. 1670)
1623
Antonio Cesti, Italian organist and composer (d. 1669)
1607
Antonio Barberini, Italian cardinal (d. 1671)
1540
Joseph Justus Scaliger, French philologist and historian (d. 1609)
1461
Alexander Jagiellon, Polish king (d. 1506)
1397
Guillaume Dufay, Belgian-Italian composer and theorist (d. 1474)
1301
Edmund of Woodstock, 1st Earl of Kent, English politician, Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports (d. 1330)
1262
Ladislaus IV of Hungary (d. 1290)
79 BC
Tullia, Roman daughter of Cicero (d. 45 BC)

Deaths On This Day

2015
Arthur Walter James, English journalist and politician (b. 1912)
2015
Tony Millington, Welsh footballer (b. 1943)
2014
Harold J. Greene, American general (b. 1962)
2014
Vladimir Orlov, Russian author (b. 1936)
2014
Chapman Pincher, Indian-English historian, journalist, and author (b. 1914)
2014
Jesse Leonard Steinfeld, American physician and academic, 11th Surgeon General of the United States (b. 1927)
2013
Ruth Asawa, American sculptor and educator (b. 1926)
2013
Shawn Burr, Canadian-American ice hockey player (b. 1966)
2013
Willie Dunn, Canadian singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1942)
2013
Roy Rubin, American basketball player and coach (b. 1925)
2013
May Song Vang, American activist (b. 1951)
2013
Rob Wyda, American commander and judge (b. 1959)
2012
Erwin Axer, Polish director and screenwriter (b. 1917)
2012
Michel Daerden, Belgian lawyer and politician (b. 1949)
2012
Fred Matua, American football player (b. 1984)
2012
Martin E. Segal, Russian-American businessman, co-founded Film Society of Lincoln Center (b. 1916)
2012
Chavela Vargas, Costa Rican-Mexican singer-songwriter and actress (b. 1919)
2012
Roland Charles Wagner, French author and translator (b. 1960)
2011
Andrzej Lepper, Polish farmer and politician, Deputy Prime Minister of Poland (b. 1954)
2011
Aziz Shavershian, Russian-born Australian Bodybuilder and internet sensation (b. 1989)
2009
Budd Schulberg, American author, screenwriter, and producer (b. 1914)
2008
Neil Bartlett, English-American chemist and academic (b. 1932)
2008
Reg Lindsay, Australian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (b. 1929)
2007
Jean-Marie Lustiger, French cardinal (b. 1926)
2007
Florian Pittiș, Romanian actor, singer, director, and producer (b. 1943)
2005
Polina Astakhova, Russian gymnast and coach (b. 1936)
2005
Jim O'Hora, American football player and coach (b. 1915)
2005
Raul Roco, Filipino lawyer and politician, 31st Filipino Secretary of Education (b. 1941)
2005
Eddie Jenkins, Welsh footballer (b. 1909)
2002
Chick Hearn, American sportscaster (b. 1916)
2002
Franco Lucentini, Italian journalist and author (b. 1920)
2002
Darrell Porter, American baseball player (b. 1952)
2002
Matt Robinson, American actor, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1937)
2001
Otema Allimadi, Ugandan politician, 2nd Prime Minister of Uganda (b. 1929)
2001
Christopher Skase, Australian-Spanish businessman (b. 1948)
2000
Otto Buchsbaum, Austrian-Brazilian journalist and activist (b. 1920)
2000
Tullio Crali, Montenegrin-Italian pilot and painter (b. 1910)
2000
Lala Amarnath, Indian cricketer who scored India's first Test century (b. 1911)
2000
Alec Guinness, English actor (b. 1914)
1998
Otto Kretschmer, German commander (b. 1912)
1998
Todor Zhivkov, Bulgarian commander and politician, 36th Prime Minister of Bulgaria (b. 1911)
1994
Menachem Avidom, Israeli composer (b. 1908)
1994
Alain de Changy, Belgian race car driver (b. 1922)
1992
Robert Muldoon, New Zealand politician, 31st Prime Minister of New Zealand (b. 1921)
1991
Paul Brown, American football player and coach (b. 1908)
1991
Soichiro Honda, Japanese engineer and businessman, founded Honda (b. 1906)
1987
Georg Gaßmann, German politician, Mayor of Marburg (b. 1910)
1985
Arnold Horween, American football player and coach (b. 1898)
1984
Richard Burton, Welsh-Swiss actor and producer (b. 1925)
1983
Judy Canova, American actress and comedian (b. 1913)
1983
Joan Robinson, English economist and author (b. 1903)
1980
Harold L. Runnels, American soldier and politician (b. 1924)
1978
Jesse Haines, American baseball player and coach (b. 1893)
1968
Luther Perkins, American guitarist (b. 1928)
1964
Art Ross, Canadian-American ice hockey player and coach (b. 1886)
1963
Salvador Bacarisse, Spanish composer (b. 1898)
1960
Arthur Meighen, Canadian lawyer and politician, 9th Prime Minister of Canada (b. 1874)
1959
Edgar Guest, English-American journalist and poet (b. 1881)
1957
Heinrich Otto Wieland, German chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1877)
1955
Carmen Miranda, Portuguese-Brazilian actress and singer (b. 1909)
1952
Sameera Moussa, Egyptian physicist and academic (b. 1917)
1948
Montagu Toller, English cricketer and lawyer (b. 1871)
1946
Wilhelm Marx, German lawyer and politician, 17th Chancellor of Germany (b. 1863)
1944
Maurice Turnbull, Welsh cricketer and rugby player (b. 1906)
1939
Béla Jankovich, Hungarian economist and politician, Minister of Education of Hungary (b. 1865)
1935
David Townsend, American art director and set designer (b. 1891)
1933
Charles Harold Davis, American painter and academic (b. 1856)
1929
Millicent Fawcett, English trade union leader and activist (b. 1847)
1921
Dimitrios Rallis, Greek lawyer and politician, 78th Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1844)
1916
George Butterworth, British composer, killed at the Battle of the Somme (b. 1885)
1911
Bob Caruthers, American baseball player and umpire (b. 1864)
1904
George Dibbs, Australian politician, 10th Premier of New South Wales (b. 1834)
1901
Victoria, Princess Royal of the United Kingdom (b. 1840)
1895
Friedrich Engels, German philosopher (b. 1820)
1881
Spotted Tail, American tribal chief (b. 1823)
1880
Ferdinand Ritter von Hebra, Austrian physician and dermatologist (b. 1816)
1877
Robert Williams (known as Trebor Mai), Welsh poet (b. 1830)
1868
Jacques Boucher de Crèvecœur de Perthes, French archaeologist and historian (b. 1788)
1799
Richard Howe, 1st Earl Howe, English admiral and politician (b. 1726)
1792
Frederick North, Lord North, English politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1732)
1778
Charles Clémencet, French historian and author (b. 1703)
1778
Thomas Linley the younger, English composer (b. 1756)
1743
John Hervey, 2nd Baron Hervey, English courtier and politician, Vice-Chamberlain of the Household (b. 1696)
1729
Thomas Newcomen, English engineer, invented the eponymous Newcomen atmospheric engine (b. 1664)
1678
Juan García de Zéspedes, Mexican tenor and composer (b. 1619)
1633
George Abbot, English archbishop and academic (b. 1562)
1610
Alonso García de Ramón, Spanish soldier and politician, Royal Governor of Chile (b. 1552)
1600
John Ruthven, 3rd Earl of Gowrie, Scottish conspirator (b. 1577)
1579
Stanislaus Hosius, Polish cardinal (b. 1504)
1447
John Holland, 2nd Duke of Exeter (b. 1395)
1415
Richard of Conisburgh, 3rd Earl of Cambridge (b. 1375)
1415
Henry Scrope, 3rd Baron Scrope of Masham (b. 1370)
1364
Kōgon, Japanese emperor (b. 1313)
1063
Gruffydd ap Llywelyn, King of Gwynedd
940
Li Decheng, Chinese general (b. 863)
917
Euthymius I of Constantinople (b. 834)
910
Eowils and Halfdan, joint kings of Northumbria
910
Ingwær, king of Northumbria
890
Ranulf II, duke of Aquitaine (b. 850)
882
Louis III, Frankish king (b. 863)
877
Ubayd Allah ibn Yahya ibn Khaqan, Abbasid vizier
824
Heizei, Japanese emperor (b. 773)
642
Eowa, king of Mercia
642
Oswald, king of Northumbria (b. 604)
553
Xiao Ji, prince of the Liang dynasty (b. 508)

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