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On This Day in History:  August 6

August 6 is the 218th day of the year (219th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 147 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2019
Michigan man thinks lottery's notification of online win is a hoax. These days people are conditioned to be suspicious of notifications of lottery wins that unexpectedly arrive, so one could be sympathetic when a Michigan man first thought his real winner alert was a hoax.
2019
North Carolina lottery winner says his pencil picked the winning numbers for him. A man who won the lottery in North Carolina says his pencil picked the winning number for him.
2018
Kentucky Lottery offers new "1-off" wagering options. Kentucky Pick 3 and Pick 4 lottery players now have an option to win just by getting close the numbers drawn.
2015
Lottery Places mobile app featured on Discovery Channel. The Lottery Places mobile app for iPhone, Android, and Windows will be featured on the Discovery Channel Friday morning, Aug. 7, on the 7:00 AM program NewsWatch TV.
2015
Michigan Mega Millions ticket worth $1 million goes unclaimed. A winning Mega Millions ticket sold in Michigan expired Wednesday and the $1 million prize went to the state School Aid Fund.
2014
New Mexico Lottery unveils new logo. The New Mexico Lottery unveiled a new, streamlined logo today, saying it's necessary to be recognizable on social media.
2013
$425 MILLION: Powerball jackpot raised again. Due to larger than expected sales volume, the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL) has raised the official Powerball lottery jackpot estimate for Wednesday's drawing to $425 million.
2013
Texas Lottery bringing back All or Nothing game. After the Texas Lottery shut down All or Nothing for nearly 3 months, sales for the lottery game will resume on Sunday, August 25, with the first drawing on August 26 at 10:00 am.
2011
Ohio gas station sells $99M Mega Millions ticket. A lottery official says a winning ticket for the Mega Millions lottery jackpot worth $99 million has been sold at a gas station in northeastern Ohio.
2011
Winning Lotto ticket survives washing machine. A four-week-old Lotto ticket survived a trip through the washing machine to net $250,000 for its Christchurch, New Zealand, owner.
2010
Iowa Lottery celebrates 25th anniversary. Twenty-five years and $4.8 billion in sales since it began, the Iowa Lottery remains popular statewide, generating $256 million in sales for the 12 months ending June 30.
2010
Lottery ticket worth $12.5M sold in N.H.. The New Hampshire Lottery says someone bought a Tri-State Megabucks Plus lottery ticket worth $12.5 million.
2007
Winning Hot Lotto ticket sold in New Mexico. New Mexico Lottery officials say one of two winning tickets for Saturday's Hot Lotto drawing was sold in New Mexico.
2007
VT Lottery had $1 million in unclaimed prizes. The Vermont Lottery ended its budget year with $1 million in unclaimed prizes for winning scratch-off tickets, a $400,000 jump over the amount of prize money that players failed to collect the previous year.
2007
Scholarships hit by S.C. Lottery downturn. Declining revenues from the S.C. lottery and increasing demand for the scholarships it provides means students could see their tuition grants drop.
2007
Small community anxiously waits for $1M lottery winner to claim prize. It is very likely that a Madison County, Illinois, resident is $1 million richer after purchasing a winning lottery ticket at Casey's General in Glen Carbon. However, the winner has yet to come forward to claim the massive prize.
2005
North Carolina Lottery is a Go. Residents of the Tar Heel state will finally get a lottery, under terms worked out by the state's House and Senate Friday.
2004
One ticket wins $40 million Florida Lotto jackpot. One ticket sold in Tampa matched all six numbers in Wednesday's Lotto drawing from the Florida Lottery to win the jackpot worth $40 million.
2004
Oregon lottery posts record sales. The Oregon Lottery finished its 19th year of operation with record overall sales for the second consecutive year.
2004
Cancer victim claims £20 million UK Lotto prize. A cancer sufferer who claimed a record £20.1 million (US$37.1 million) in the UK Lotto has described the moment when she realized that she had won the jackpot.
2003
Mega Millions jackpot hits $50 million. There were no jackpot-winning tickets sold for the Tuesday Mega Millions lottery, increasing the jackpot for the multi-state game to $50 million. The next drawing will be Friday.
2003
Lotto winner hits big jackpot a second time. Shelley Hedwall claimed a $1.12 million jackpot from the Colorado Lottery on Tuesday, five years to the day after she hit the Lotto jackpot for $4 million.
2003
California Lottery CEO Leaves. California Lottery CEO Joan Wilson, who headed up the lottery through a number of tumultuous episodes including two failed advertising agency reivews, has left her post after some three years on the job, a lottery spokeswoman said.
2003
Lottery theft suspects get only a ticket to jail. William Michael Lomas allegedly broke into a Massachusetts General Store May 11 with two other men and took the cash register and 24 books of lottery scratch tickets, with as many as 200 tickets in each book.
2003
BMW shopping causes stir at $25M lottery trial. A $63,000 BMW and a mob informant's claim provided some surprising twists and turns Tuesday to a trial over who owns a $25 million lottery ticket.
2003
Lottery winners say they feared for their safety. Details about the disputed $25 million Mega Millions jackpot continue to emerge: Teri and Cornell Davis were so nervous that someone was going to snatch their winning New Jersey Lottery ticket that they hired two armed off-duty police officers to drive them to the lottery office in Trenton to claim their prize.

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.$323.5 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 9, 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.$180 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 6, 2011
9.$161 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 8, 2009
10.$141 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 8, 2007
11.€119.3 Million
US$132.26 Million
Draw Date
Aug 6, 2016
12.$115 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 8, 2014
13.$112 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 7, 2019
14.$102 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 7, 2009
15.$89 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 7, 2007
16.€75 Million
US$86.95 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Aug 7, 2018
17.$82 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 6, 2005
18.$80 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 6, 2014
19.$76 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 7, 2004
20.$75 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 8, 2001
21.€52 Million
US$71.54 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Aug 10, 2007
22.€61 Million
US$68.5 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Aug 9, 2019
23.$68 Million
California
SuperLotto Plus
Draw Date
Aug 7, 2019
24.$66 Million
California
SuperLotto Plus
Draw Date
Aug 6, 2003
25.€57 Million
US$63.84 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Aug 6, 2019

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1985
Tuesday, Aug 6, 1985
34 years old
1983
Saturday, Aug 6, 1983
36 years old
1974
Tuesday, Aug 6, 1974
45 years old
1974
Tuesday, Aug 6, 1974
45 years old
1974
Tuesday, Aug 6, 1974
45 years old
1974
Tuesday, Aug 6, 1974
45 years old
1966
Saturday, Aug 6, 1966
53 years old
1951
Monday, Aug 6, 1951
68 years old
1950
Sunday, Aug 6, 1950
69 years old
(year not provided)
(year not provided)
(year not provided)
(year not provided)

Worldwide Events On This Day

2015
A suicide bomb attack kills at least 15 people at a mosque in the Saudi city of Abha.
2012
NASA's Curiosity roverlands on the surface of Mars.
2011
War in Afghanistan: A United States military helicopter is shot down, killing 30 American special forces members and a working dog, seven Afghan soldiers, and one Afghan civilian. It was the deadliest single event for the United States in the War in Afghanistan.
2010
Flash floods across a large part of Jammu and Kashmir, India, damages 71 towns and kills at least 255 people.
2008
A military junta led by Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz stages a coup d'état in Mauritania, overthrowing president Sidi Ould Cheikh Abdallahi.
2001
Erwadi fire incident, 28 mentally ill persons tied to a chain were burnt to death at a faith based institution at Erwadi, Tamil Nadu.
1997
Korean Air Flight 801 crashed at Nimitz Hill, Guam killing 228 of 254 people on board.
1996
The Ramones played their farewell concert at The Palace, Los Angeles, CA.
1996
NASA announces that the ALH 84001 meteorite, thought to originate from Mars, contains evidence of primitive life-forms.
1991
Tim Berners-Lee releases files describing his idea for the World Wide Web. WWW debuts as a publicly available service on the Internet.
1991
Takako Doi, chair of the Social Democratic Party, becomes Japan's first female speaker of the House of Representatives.
1990
Gulf War: The United Nations Security Council orders a global trade embargo against Iraq in response to Iraq's invasion of Kuwait.
1986
A low-pressure system that redeveloped off the New South Wales coast dumps a record 328 millimeters (13 inches) of rain in a day on Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
1965
US President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Voting Rights Act of 1965 into law.
1962
Jamaica becomes independent from the United Kingdom.
1960
Cuban Revolution: Cuba nationalizes American and foreign-owned property in the nation.
1956
After going bankrupt in 1955, the American broadcaster DuMont Television Network makes its final broadcast, a boxing match from St. Nicholas Arena in New York in the Boxing from St. Nicholas Arena series.
1945
World War II: Hiroshima, Japan is devastated when the atomic bomb "Little Boy" is dropped by the United States B-29Enola Gay. Around 70,000 people are killed instantly, and some tens of thousands die in subsequent years from burns and radiation poisoning.
1944
The Warsaw Uprising occurs on August 1. It is brutally suppressed and all able-bodied men in Kraków are detained afterwards to prevent a similar uprising, the Kraków Uprising, that was planned but never carried out.
1942
Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands becomes the first reigning queen to address a joint session of the United States Congress.
1940
Estonia was illegally annexed by the Soviet Union.
1930
Judge Joseph Force Crater steps into a taxi in New York and disappears, never to be seen again.
1926
Gertrude Ederle becomes the first woman to swim across the English Channel.
1926
In New York City, the Warner Bros.' Vitaphone system premieres with the movie Don Juan starring John Barrymore.
1917
World War I: Battle of Mărășești between the Romanian and German armies begins.
1915
World War I: Battle of Sari Bair: The Allies mount a diversionary attack timed to coincide with a major Allied landing of reinforcements at Suvla Bay.
1914
World War I: First Battle of the Atlantic: Two days after the United Kingdom had declared war on Germany over the German invasion of Belgium, ten German U-boats leave their base in Heligoland to attack Royal Navy warships in the North Sea.
1914
World War I: Serbia declares war on Germany; Austria declares war on Russia.
1912
The Bull Moose Party meets at the Chicago Coliseum.
1901
Kiowa land in Oklahoma is opened for white settlement, effectively dissolving the contiguous reservation.
1890
At Auburn Prison in New York, murderer William Kemmler becomes the first person to be executed by electric chair.
1870
Franco-Prussian War: The Battle of Spicheren is fought, resulting in a Prussian victory.
1870
Franco-Prussian War: The Battle of Wörth results in a decisive Prussian victory.
1862
American Civil War: The ConfederateironcladCSS Arkansas is scuttled on the Mississippi River after suffering catastrophic engine failure near Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
1861
The United Kingdom annexes Lagos, Nigeria.
1825
Bolivia gains independence from Spain.
1824
Peruvian War of Independence: The Battle of Junín.
1819
Norwich University is founded in Vermont as the first private military school in the United States.
1806
Francis II, the last Holy Roman Emperor, abdicates, ending the Holy Roman Empire.
1787
Sixty proof sheets of the Constitution of the United States are delivered to the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
1777
American Revolutionary War: The bloody Battle of Oriskany prevents American relief of the Siege of Fort Stanwix.
1661
The Treaty of The Hague is signed by Portugal and the Dutch Republic.
1538
Bogotá, Colombia, is founded by Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada.
1506
The Grand Duchy of Lithuania defeated the Crimean Khanate in the Battle of Kletsk
1284
The Republic of Pisa is defeated in the Battle of Meloria by the Republic of Genoa, thus losing its naval dominance in the Mediterranean.
135
The Roman Empire lays siege to Betar, effectively ending the Bar Kokhba revolt.

Births On This Day

1995
Rebecca Peterson, Swedish tennis player
1995
Kareem Hunt, American football player
1992
Tara Moore, British tennis player
1991
Jiao Liuyang, Chinese swimmer
1988
Spencer Matthews, British TV personality
1986
Mehmet Akgün, Turkish footballer
1986
Raphael Pyrasch, German rugby player
1985
Viktoria Baškite, Estonian chess player
1985
Mickaël Delage, French cyclist
1985
Bafétimbi Gomis, French footballer
1985
Garrett Weber-Gale, American swimmer
1984
Vedad Ibišević, Bosnian footballer
1984
Jesse Ryder, New Zealand cricketer
1983
Neil Harvey, English-Barbadian footballer
1983
C. J. Mosley, American football player
1983
Robin van Persie, Dutch footballer
1981
Vitantonio Liuzzi, Italian race car driver
1981
Diána Póth, Hungarian figure skater
1980
Danny Collins, English-Welsh footballer
1980
Seneca Wallace, American football player
1980
Roman Weidenfeller, German footballer
1979
Francesco Bellotti, Italian cyclist
1979
Jaime Correa, Mexican footballer
1979
Travis Reed, American basketball player
1978
Marvel Smith, American football player
1977
Leandro Amaral, Brazilian footballer
1977
Rebecca Maddern, Australian journalist and television host
1977
Jimmy Nielsen, Danish footballer and manager
1977
Luciano Zavagno, Argentinian footballer
1976
Soleil Moon Frye, American actress and producer
1976
Melissa George, Australian-American actress
1976
Adam Ritson, Australian rugby league player
1976
Shaun Timmins, Australian rugby league player
1975
Jason Crump, English-Australian motorcycle racer
1975
Renate Götschl, Austrian skier
1975
Víctor Zambrano, Venezuelan baseball player
1974
Bobby Petta, Dutch footballer
1974
Luis Vizcaíno, Dominican baseball player
1974
Alvin Williams, American basketball player and coach
1973
Vera Farmiga, American actress
1973
Max Kellerman, American sportscaster and radio host
1973
Iain Morris, English screenwriter and producer
1973
Stuart O'Grady, Australian cyclist
1972
Paolo Bacigalupi, American author
1972
Darren Eales, English footballer and lawyer
1972
Geri Halliwell, English singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress
1972
Ray Lucas, American football player and sportscaster
1970
M. Night Shyamalan, Indian-American director, producer, and screenwriter
1969
Simon Doull, New Zealand cricketer and sportscaster
1969
Elliott Smith, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2003)
1968
Jack de Gier, Dutch footballer
1967
Lorna Fitzsimons, English businesswoman and politician
1967
Mike Greenberg, American journalist and sportscaster
1967
Julie Snyder, Canadian talk show host and producer
1965
Vishal Bhardwaj, Indian film director, screenwriter, producer, music composer and playback singer
1965
Stéphane Peterhansel, French race car driver
1965
Yuki Kajiura, Japanese pianist and composer
1965
David Robinson, American basketball player and lieutenant
1965
Vince Wells, English cricketer
1964
Kemi Omololu-Olunloyo, Nigerian journalist, activist, social media expert, and pharmacist
1963
Charles Ingram, English soldier, author, and game show contestant
1963
Kevin Mitnick, American computer hacker and author
1962
Michelle Yeoh, Malaysian-Hong Kong actress and producer
1961
Mary Ann Sieghart, English journalist and radio host
1960
Dale Ellis, American basketball player
1959
Rajendra Singh, Indian environmentalist
1958
Randy DeBarge, American singer-songwriter and bass player
1957
Bob Horner, American baseball player
1957
Jim McGreevey, American lawyer and politician, 52nd Governor of New Jersey
1956
Bill Emmott, English journalist and author
1954
Mark Hughes, English-Australian rugby league player
1952
Pat MacDonald, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1952
David McLetchie, Scottish lawyer and politician (d. 2013)
1952
Ton Scherpenzeel, Dutch keyboard player, songwriter, and producer
1951
Catherine Hicks, American actress
1951
Daryl Somers, Australian television host and singer
1950
Dorian Harewood, American actor
1949
Dino Bravo, Italian-Canadian wrestler (d. 1993)
1949
Richard Prince, American painter and photographer
1949
Clarence Richard Silva, American bishop
1948
William McCrea, Northern Irish politician
1947
Radhia Cousot, French computer scientist and academic
1947
Tony Dell, English-Australian cricketer and soldier
1946
Allan Holdsworth, English guitarist, songwriter, and producer (d. 2017)
1945
Ron Jones, English director and production manager (d. 1993)
1944
Inday Badiday, Filipino journalist and actress (d. 2003)
1944
Michael Mingos, English chemist and academic
1944
Martin Wharton, English bishop
1943
Jon Postel, American computer scientist and academic (d. 1998)
1942
Byard Lancaster, American saxophonist and flute player (d. 2012)
1941
Ray Culp, American baseball player
1941
Andrew Green, Baron Green of Deddington, English diplomat
1940
Mukhu Aliyev, Russian philologist and politician, 2nd President of Dagestan
1940
Egil Kapstad, Norwegian pianist and composer
1940
Louise Sorel, American actress
1938
Paul Bartel, American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2000)
1938
Peter Bonerz, American actor and director
1938
Bert Yancey, American golfer (d. 1994)
1937
Baden Powell de Aquino, Brazilian guitarist and composer (d. 2000)
1937
Charlie Haden, American bassist and composer (d. 2014)
1937
Barbara Windsor, English actress
1935
Fortunato Baldelli, Italian cardinal (d. 2012)
1935
Octavio Getino, Spanish-Argentinian director and screenwriter (d. 2012)
1935
Geoff Harvey, Australian musician and television personality (d. 2019)
1934
Piers Anthony, English-American soldier and author
1934
Chris Bonington, English mountaineer and author
1934
Billy Boston, Welsh rugby player and soldier
1933
A. G. Kripal Singh, Indian cricketer (d. 1987)
1932
Michael Deeley, English screenwriter and producer
1932
Howard Hodgkin, English painter (d. 2017)
1932
Charles Wood, English playwright and screenwriter
1931
Chalmers Johnson, American scholar and author (d. 2010)
1930
Abbey Lincoln, American singer-songwriter and actress (d. 2010)
1929
Mike Elliott, Jamaican saxophonist
1929
Roch La Salle, Canadian politician, 42nd Canadian Minister of Public Works (d. 2007)
1928
Herb Moford, American baseball player (d. 2005)
1928
Andy Warhol, American painter and photographer (d. 1987)
1926
Elisabeth Beresford, French-English journalist and author (d. 2010)
1926
Frank Finlay, English actor (d. 2016)
1926
Clem Labine, American baseball player and manager (d. 2007)
1926
János Rózsás, Hungarian author (d. 2012)
1926
Norman Wexler, American screenwriter (d. 1999)
1924
Samuel Bowers, American activist, co-founded the White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan (d. 2006)
1923
Jess Collins, American painter (d. 2004)
1923
Paul Hellyer, Canadian engineer and politician, 16th Canadian Minister of Defence
1922
Freddie Laker, English businessman, founded Laker Airways (d. 2006)
1922
Dan Walker, American lawyer and politician, 36th Governor of Illinois (d. 2015)
1921
Dixon M. Woodbury, American epilepsy researcher (d. 1991)
1920
Selma Diamond, Canadian-American actress and screenwriter (d. 1985)
1920
John Graves, American author (d. 2013)
1920
Ella Raines, American actress (d. 1988)
1919
Pauline Betz, American tennis player (d. 2011)
1918
Norman Granz, American-Swiss record producer and manager (d. 2001)
1917
Barbara Cooney, American author and illustrator (d. 2000)
1917
Robert Mitchum, American actor (d. 1997)
1916
Richard Hofstadter, American historian and academic (d. 1970)
1916
Dom Mintoff, Maltese journalist and politician, 8th Prime Minister of Malta (d. 2012)
1914
Gordon Freeth, Australian lawyer and politician, 24th Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs (d. 2001)
1912
Richard C. Miller, American photographer (d. 2010)
1911
Lucille Ball, American actress, television producer and businesswoman (d. 1989)
1911
Norman Gordon, South African cricketer (d. 2014)
1911
Constance Heaven, English author and actress (d. 1995)
1910
Adoniran Barbosa, Brazilian musician, singer, composer, humorist, and actor (d. 1982)
1910
Charles Crichton, English director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1999)
1909
Diana Keppel, Countess of Albemarle (d. 2013)
1908
Maria Ludwika Bernhard, Polish classical archaeologist and a member of WWII Polish resistance (d. 1998)
1908
Helen Jacobs, American tennis player and commander (d. 1997)
1908
Lajos Vajda, Hungarian painter and illustrator (d. 1941)
1906
Vic Dickenson, American trombonist (d. 1984)
1904
Jean Dessès, Greek-Egyptian fashion designer (d. 1970)
1904
Henry Iba, American basketball player and coach (d. 1993)
1902
Dutch Schultz, American gangster (d. 1935)
1900
Cecil Howard Green, English-American geophysicist and businessman, co-founded Texas Instruments (d. 2003)
1895
Ernesto Lecuona, Cuban pianist and composer (d. 1963)
1895
Frank Nicklin, Australian politician, 28th Premier of Queensland (d. 1978)
1894
Paula Fürst, German-Jewish reform educator and Holocaust victim (d.1942)
1893
Wright Patman, American lieutenant and politician (d. 1976)
1892
Hoot Gibson, American actor, director, and producer (d. 1962)
1891
William Slim, 1st Viscount Slim, English field marshal and politician, 13th Governor-General of Australia (d. 1970)
1890
Wentworth Beaumont, 2nd Viscount Allendale, English captain and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Northumberland (d. 1956)
1889
George Kenney, Canadian-American general (d. 1977)
1889
John Middleton Murry, English poet and author (d. 1957)
1887
Dudley Benjafield, English race car driver (d. 1957)
1886
Edward Ballantine, American composer and academic (d. 1971)
1883
Scott Nearing, American economist and educator (d. 1983)
1881
Leo Carrillo, American actor (d. 1961)
1881
Alexander Fleming, Scottish biologist, pharmacologist, and botanist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1955)
1881
Louella Parsons, American journalist (d. 1972)
1880
Hans Moser, Austrian actor and singer (d. 1964)
1877
Wallace H. White Jr., American lawyer and politician (d. 1952)
1874
Charles Fort, American author (d. 1932)
1868
Paul Claudel, French poet and playwright (d. 1955)
1848
Susie Taylor, American writer and first African-American Army nurse (d. 1912)
1846
Anna Haining Bates, Canadian-American giant (d. 1888)
1844
Alfred, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (d. 1900)
1844
James Henry Greathead, South African-English engineer (d. 1896)
1835
Hjalmar Kiærskou, Danish botanist (d. 1900)
1826
Thomas Alexander Browne, English-Australian author (d. 1915)
1809
Alfred, Lord Tennyson, English poet (d. 1892)
1775
Daniel O'Connell, Irish lawyer and politician, Lord Mayor of Dublin (d. 1847)
1768
Jean-Baptiste Bessières, French general and politician (d. 1813)
1766
William Hyde Wollaston, English chemist and physicist (d. 1828)
1765
Petros Mavromichalis, Greek general and politician, 2nd Prime Minister of Greece (d. 1848)
1715
Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues, French author (d. 1747)
1697
Charles VII, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1745)
1667
Johann Bernoulli, Swiss mathematician (d. 1748)
1666
Maria Sophia of Neuburg (d. 1699)
1656
Claude de Forbin, French general (d. 1733)
1651
François Fénelon, French archbishop and poet (d. 1715)
1644
Louise de La Vallière, French mistress of Louis XIV of France (d. 1710)
1638
Nicolas Malebranche, French priest and philosopher (d. 1715)
1622
Tjerk Hiddes de Vries, Dutch admiral (d. 1666)
1619
Barbara Strozzi, Italian composer and singer-songwriter (d. 1677)
1609
Richard Bennett, English-American politician, Colonial Governor of Virginia (d. 1675)
1605
Bulstrode Whitelocke, English lawyer (d. 1675)
1572
Fakhr-al-Din II, Ottoman prince (d. 1635)
1504
Matthew Parker, English archbishop (d. 1575)
1180
Emperor Go-Toba of Japan (d. 1239)

Deaths On This Day

2018
Joël Robuchon, French Chef (b. 1945)
2018
Margaret Heckler, American politician (b. 1931)
2018
Anya Krugovoy Silver, American poet
2017
Betty Cuthbert, Australian sprinter (b. 1938)
2017
Darren Daulton, American baseball player (b. 1962)
2015
Ray Hill, American football player (b. 1975)
2015
Frederick R. Payne, Jr., American general and pilot (b. 1911)
2015
Orna Porat, German-Israeli actress (b. 1924)
2014
Ralph Bryans, Northern Irish motorcycle racer (b. 1941)
2014
Ananda W.P. Guruge, Sri Lankan scholar and diplomat (b. 1928)
2014
John Woodland Hastings, American biochemist and academic (b. 1927)
2013
Jeremy Geidt, English-American actor and educator (b. 1930)
2013
Stan Lynde, American author and illustrator (b. 1931)
2013
Mava Lee Thomas, American baseball player (b. 1929)
2013
Jerry Wolman, American businessman (b. 1927)
2012
Richard Cragun, American-Brazilian ballet dancer and choreographer (b. 1944)
2012
Marvin Hamlisch, American pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1944)
2012
Robert Hughes, Australian-American author and critic (b. 1938)
2012
Bernard Lovell, English physicist and astronomer (b. 1913)
2012
Mark O'Donnell, American playwright (b. 1954)
2012
Ruggiero Ricci, American violinist and educator (b. 1918)
2012
Dan Roundfield, American basketball player (b. 1953)
2011
Fe del Mundo, Filipino pediatrician and educator (b. 1911)
2009
Riccardo Cassin, Italian mountaineer and author (b. 1909)
2009
Willy DeVille, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1950)
2009
John Hughes, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1950)
2008
Angelos Kitsos, Greek lawyer and author (b. 1934)
2007
Heinz Barth, German lieutenant (b. 1920)
2007
Zsolt Daczi, Hungarian guitarist (b. 1969)
2005
Robin Cook, Scottish educator and politician, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (b. 1946)
2004
Rick James, American singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1948)
2004
Donald Justice, American poet and academic (b. 1925)
2003
Julius Baker, American flute player and educator (b. 1915)
2002
Edsger W. Dijkstra, Dutch physicist, computer scientist, and academic (b. 1930)
2001
Jorge Amado, Brazilian novelist and poet (b. 1912)
2001
Adhar Kumar Chatterji, Indian Naval officer (b. 1914)
2001
Wilhelm Mohnke, German general (b. 1911)
2001
Shan Ratnam, Sri Lankan physician and academic (b. 1928)
2001
Dorothy Tutin, English actress (b. 1930)
1998
André Weil, French-American mathematician and academic (b. 1906)
1997
Shin Ki-ha, South Korean lawyer and politician (b. 1941)
1994
Domenico Modugno, Italian singer-songwriter and politician (b. 1928)
1993
Tex Hughson, American baseball player (b. 1916)
1992
Leszek Błażyński, Polish boxer (b. 1949)
1991
Shapour Bakhtiar, Iranian soldier and politician, 74th Prime Minister of Iran (b. 1915)
1991
Roland Michener, Canadian lawyer and politician, 20th Governor General of Canada (b. 1900)
1991
Harry Reasoner, American journalist, co-created 60 Minutes (b. 1923)
1990
Jacques Soustelle, French anthropologist and politician (b. 1912)
1987
Ira C. Eaker, American general (b. 1896)
1986
Emilio Fernández, Mexican actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1904)
1985
William Anstruther-Gray, Baron Kilmany, Scottish soldier and politician (b. 1905)
1985
Forbes Burnham, Guyanese politician, 2nd President of Guyana (b. 1923)
1983
Klaus Nomi, German singer-songwriter and actor (b. 1944)
1979
Feodor Felix Konrad Lynen, German biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1911)
1978
Pope Paul VI (b. 1897)
1978
Edward Durell Stone, American architect, designed Radio City Music Hall and the Kennedy Center (b. 1902)
1976
Gregor Piatigorsky, Russian-American cellist and educator (b. 1903)
1973
Fulgencio Batista, Cuban colonel and politician, 9th President of Cuba (b. 1901)
1970
Nikos Tsiforos, Greek director and screenwriter (b. 1912)
1969
Theodor W. Adorno, German sociologist and philosopher (b. 1903)
1964
Cedric Hardwicke, English actor and director (b. 1893)
1959
Preston Sturges, American director, screenwriter, and playwright (b. 1898)
1946
Tony Lazzeri, American baseball player and coach (b. 1903)
1945
Richard Bong, American soldier and pilot, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1920)
1945
Hiram Johnson, American lawyer and politician, 23rd Governor of California (b. 1866)
1931
Bix Beiderbecke, American cornet player, pianist, and composer (b. 1903)
1925
Surendranath Banerjee, Indian academic and politician (b. 1848)
1925
Gregorio Ricci-Curbastro, Italian mathematician (b. 1853)
1920
Stefan Bastyr, Polish pilot and author (b. 1890)
1915
Jennie de la Montagnie Lozier, American physician (b. 1841)
1906
George Waterhouse, English-New Zealand politician, 7th Prime Minister of New Zealand (b. 1824)
1904
Eduard Hanslick, Austrian author and critic (b. 1825)
1893
Jean-Jacques Challet-Venel, Swiss lawyer and politician (b. 1811)
1884
Robert Spear Hudson, English businessman and philanthropist (b. 1812)
1881
James Springer White, American religious leader, co-founded the Seventh-day Adventist Church (b. 1821)
1867
Catherine Willis Gray, American socialite (b. 1803)
1866
John Mason Neale, English priest, scholar, and hymnwriter (b. 1818)
1850
Edward Walsh, Irish poet and songwriter (b. 1805)
1828
Konstantin von Benckendorff, Russian general and diplomat (b. 1785)
1815
James A. Bayard, American lawyer and politician (b. 1767)
1794
Henry Bathurst, 2nd Earl Bathurst, English lawyer and politician, Lord Chancellor of Great Britain (b. 1714)
1757
Ádám Mányoki, Hungarian painter (b. 1673)
1753
Georg Wilhelm Richmann, Estonian-Russian physicist and academic (b. 1711)
1695
François de Harlay de Champvallon, French archbishop (b. 1625)
1694
Antoine Arnauld, French mathematician and philosopher (b. 1612)
1679
John Snell, Scottish-English soldier and philanthropist, founded the Snell Exhibition (b. 1629)
1666
Tjerk Hiddes de Vries, Frisian naval hero and commander (b. 1622)
1660
Diego Velázquez, Spanish painter and educator (b. 1599)
1657
Bohdan Khmelnytsky, Ukrainian soldier and politician, 1st Hetman of Zaporizhian Host (b. 1595)
1645
Lionel Cranfield, 1st Earl of Middlesex, English merchant and politician (b. 1575)
1637
Ben Jonson, English poet and playwright (b. 1572)
1628
Johannes Junius, German lawyer and politician (b. 1573)
1553
Girolamo Fracastoro, Italian physician (b. 1478)
1530
Jacopo Sannazaro, Italian poet (b. 1458)
1458
Pope Callixtus III (b. 1378)
1414
Ladislaus of Naples (b. 1377)
1412
Margherita of Durazzo, Queen consort of Charles III of Naples (b. 1347)
1384
Francesco I of Lesbos
1272
Stephen V of Hungary (b. 1239)
1221
Saint Dominic, Spanish priest, founded the Dominican Order (b. 1170)
1195
Henry the Lion, Duke of Saxony and Bavaria (b. 1129)
1162
Ramon Berenguer IV, Count of Barcelona (b. 1113)
1027
Richard III, Duke of Normandy
750
Marwan II, Umayyad general and caliph (b. 688)
523
Pope Hormisdas (b. 450)
258
Pope Sixtus II

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