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On This Day in History:  August 7

August 7 is the 219th day of the year (220th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 146 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2019
What's it like to suddenly become rich?. We've all daydreamed about an unexpected windfall that would change our luck. But what's it really like to come into money? Meet five people who did.
2019
UK Lottery's first £10k a month for life winner goes public as he reveals bucket list. A 24-year-old Amazon worker is celebrating after becoming the first person to win the National Lottery's £10,000 a month for the next 30 years.
2018
Wells Fargo lottery winners poker-faced as they return to work. Customers strolling into a South San Jose Wells Fargo this morning had no idea that millionaires would be cashing their checks.
2017
$650 million in lottery jackpots up for grabs this week. The USA's two powerhouse multi-state lottery games have been steadily growing their jackpots over the past several weeks, and this week they offer a combined $650 million to lottery players who will take a chance to beat the odds.
2014
Cottage industry helps lottery winners dodge taxes. With few rules or law enforcement to stop it, a cottage industry has popped up to help lottery winners avoid taxes, child support, and other debts, potentially costing the state and federal governments millions in lost revenue.
2014
Michigan Lottery hot streak: Fantasy 5 has 43 jackpot winners in last 4 months. According to the Michigan Lottery, the Fantasy 5 jackpot is riding an unprecedented hot streak, claiming 43 winners since April 7.
2013
Stores with past Powerball winners lure crowds. When big jackpots roll around, stores known for selling winning tickets see their business pick up as superstitious dreamers pour in, hoping luck will strike again.
2011
$220 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot ramps up. There was no jackpot winner in the Saturday night drawing of the multi-state Powerball game, causing the grand prize to increase to an estimated $220 million for Wednesday's drawing.
2010
Federal online gambling legislation clears big hurdle. Maybe there are some teeth in the push for legalization and sensible federal regulation of the Internet gambling industry after all.
2009
Scientific Games sued a second time by Gameologist. Gameologist, a New Jersey based and minority-owned small business, filed a second lawsuit in New York Supreme Court against Scientific Games, for infringement of trademark.
2009
Italy Is a 'Mad House' for Lottery. With a record €119 million (US$177 million) jackpot at stake in Italy's state lottery, millions have been gripped by lotto fever.
2006
N.C. Lottery lagging behind revenue estimates. North Carolina's lottery commission has cut the lottery budget because of lower sales than state lawmakers originally expected.
2006
Reporter honored for lottery coverage. Steve Geissinger, the Sacramento bureau chief for ANG Newspapers, received a national award Friday night from the Association of Capital Reporters and Editors for coverage of California's controversial entrance into the multi-state Mega Millions lottery.
2006
One ticket wins $40 million Florida Lotto jackpot. The Food R Us convenience store in Palm Springs, Florida, a small neighborhood store on Congress Avenue, sold the sole winning ticket for Saturday's $40 million Florida Lotto jackpot.
2006
Wisconsin factory workers win $208M Powerball lottery. About 100 cheese factory workers in the Wisconsin town of St. Cloud have been celebrating -- because they say they're $208 million richer now.
2006
Andy Rooney: Lotteries and lottery players are stupid. Andy Rooney demonstrates how a critic with a loud voice, a bunch of pre-conceived notions, and the laziness to obtain all of their information from one biased source can create an embarrassingly wrong opinion piece.
2003
Interlott wins Arizona lottery contract. Interlott Technologies Inc. won a bid to supply instant ticket vending machines to the Arizona Lottery.
2003
Powerball Jackpot Reaches $53 Million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Wednesday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $53 million, with a cash option of $27.3 million.
2003
$3.4M Ticket Hasn’t Been Cashed. The sale of a winning Megabucks ticket worth $3.4 million at the Brooklin General Store in June continues to cause a stir.
2003
Court Orders City To Return Couple’s Tax On Lottery Winnings. Ohio's highest court says one Northeast Ohio city can't tax lottery winnings under its current law.
2003
Davis names Washington lottery director to head Calif. lottery. Gov. Gray Davis on Wednesday appointed the executive director of the Washington state lottery to head California's lottery.
2003
Wrong lottery numbers get transmitted. A computer error caused some television stations around Louisiana to broadcast the wrong Pick 4 numbers for the Louisiana Lottery's Tuesday night drawing, officials said.
2003
Facing Fraud Trial, Mayor Wins Lottery. The mayor of the small town of Dawson, Georgia won $500,000 in the Georgia Lottery a month before his trial on charges of insurance fraud and forgery.

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.€205.4 Million
US$230.03 Million
Draw Date
Aug 8, 2019
6.$228.9 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 10, 2011
7.$223 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 8, 2018
8.$212 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 8, 2012
9.$161 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 8, 2009
10.$141 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 8, 2007
11.€120.54 Million
US$133.86 Million
Draw Date
Aug 9, 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.$92 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 10, 2005
16.$90 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 9, 2014
17.$89 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 7, 2007
18.$87 Million
California
SuperLotto Plus
Draw Date
Aug 9, 2003
19.€75 Million
US$86.95 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Aug 7, 2018
20.€69 Million
US$77.49 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Aug 9, 2019
21.$76 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 7, 2004
22.$75 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 8, 2001
23.€52 Million
US$71.54 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Aug 10, 2007
24.€61 Million
US$68.5 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Aug 9, 2019
25.€51 Million
US$68.12 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Aug 9, 2013

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1989
Monday, Aug 7, 1989
30 years old
1987
Friday, Aug 7, 1987
32 years old
1984
Tuesday, Aug 7, 1984
35 years old
1980
Thursday, Aug 7, 1980
39 years old
1978
Monday, Aug 7, 1978
41 years old
1972
Monday, Aug 7, 1972
47 years old
1971
Saturday, Aug 7, 1971
48 years old
1970
Friday, Aug 7, 1970
49 years old
1969
Thursday, Aug 7, 1969
50 years old
1968
Wednesday, Aug 7, 1968
51 years old
1963
Wednesday, Aug 7, 1963
56 years old
1961
Monday, Aug 7, 1961
58 years old
1960
Sunday, Aug 7, 1960
59 years old
1952
Thursday, Aug 7, 1952
67 years old
1946
Wednesday, Aug 7, 1946
73 years old
(year not provided)
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Worldwide Events On This Day

2008
The start of the Russo-Georgian War over the territory of South Ossetia.
1999
The Chechnya-based Islamic International Brigadeinvades neighboring Dagestan.
1998
Bombings at United States embassies in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and Nairobi, Kenya kill approximately 212 people.
1993
Ada Deer, a Menominee activist, swears in as the head of the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs.
1990
First American soldiers arrive in Saudi Arabia as part of the Gulf War.
1989
U.S. Congressman Mickey Leland (D-TX) and 15 others die in a plane crash in Ethiopia.
1987
Lynne Cox becomes first person to swim from the United States to the Soviet Union, crossing the Bering Strait from Little Diomede Island in Alaska to Big Diomede in the Soviet Union
1985
Takao Doi, Mamoru Mohri and Chiaki Mukai are chosen to be Japan's first astronauts.
1981
The Washington Star ceases all operations after 128 years of publication.
1978
U.S. President Jimmy Carter declares a federal emergency at Love Canal due to toxic waste that had been disposed of negligently.
1976
Viking program: Viking 2 enters orbit around Mars.
1974
Philippe Petit performs a high wire act between the twin towers of the World Trade Center 1,368 feet (417 m) in the air.
1970
California judge Harold Haley is taken hostage in his courtroom and killed during an effort to free George Jackson from police custody.
1969
Richard Nixon appoints Luis R. Bruce, a Mohawk-Oglala Sioux and co-founder of the National Congress of American Indians, as the new commissioner of the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
1964
Vietnam War: The U.S. Congress passes the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution giving U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson broad war powers to deal with North Vietnamese attacks on American forces.
1962
Canadian-born American pharmacologist Frances Oldham Kelsey awarded the U.S. President's Award for Distinguished Federal Civilian Service for her refusal to authorize thalidomide.
1960
Ivory Coast becomes independent from France.
1959
The Lincoln Memorial design on the U.S. penny goes into circulation. It replaces the "sheaves of wheat" design, and was minted until 2008.
1959
Explorer program: Explorer 6 launches from the Atlantic Missile Range in Cape Canaveral, Florida.
1955
Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering, the precursor to Sony, sells its first transistor radios in Japan.
1947
Thor Heyerdahl's balsa wood raft the Kon-Tiki, smashes into the reef at Raroia in the Tuamotu Islands after a 101-day, 7,000 kilometres (4,300 mi) journey across the Pacific Ocean in an attempt to prove that pre-historic peoples could have traveled from South America.
1947
The Bombay Municipal Corporation formally takes over the Bombay Electric Supply and Transport (BEST).
1946
The government of the Soviet Union presented a note to its Turkish counterparts which refuted the latter's sovereignty over the Turkish Straits, thus beginning the Turkish Straits crisis.
1944
IBM dedicates the first program-controlled calculator, the Automatic Sequence Controlled Calculator (known best as the Harvard Mark I).
1942
World War II: The Battle of Guadalcanal begins as the United States Marines initiate the first American offensive of the war with landings on Guadalcanal and Tulagi in the Solomon Islands.
1940
World War II: Alsace-Lorraine is annexed by the Third Reich.
1938
The building of Mauthausen concentration camp begins.
1933
The Kingdom of Iraqslaughters over 3,000 Assyrians in the village of Simele.
1930
The last confirmed lynching of blacks in the Northern United States occurs in Marion, Indiana; two men, Thomas Shipp and Abram Smith, are killed.
1927
The Peace Bridge opens between Fort Erie, Ontario and Buffalo, New York.
1909
Alice Huyler Ramsey and three friends become the first women to complete a transcontinental auto trip, taking 59 days to travel from New York, New York to San Francisco, California.
1890
Anna Månsdotter becomes the last woman in Sweden to be executed, for the 1889 Yngsjö murder.
1879
The opening of the Poor Man's Palace in Manchester, England.
1858
The first Australian rules football match is played between Melbourne Grammar and Scotch College.
1819
Simón Bolívar triumphs over Spain in the Battle of Boyacá.
1794
U.S. President George Washington invokes the Militia Acts of 1792 to suppress the Whiskey Rebellion in western Pennsylvania.
1791
American troops destroy the Miami town of Kenapacomaqua near the site of present-day Logansport, Indiana in the Northwest Indian War.
1789
The United States Department of War is established.
1786
The first federal Indian Reservation is created by the United States.
1782
George Washington orders the creation of the Badge of Military Merit to honor soldiers wounded in battle. It is later renamed to the more poetic Purple Heart.
1714
The Battle of Gangut: The first important victory of the Russian Navy.
1679
The brigantineLe Griffon, commissioned by René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, is towed to the south-eastern end of the Niagara River, to become the first ship to sail the upper Great Lakes of North America.
1479
Battle of Guinegate, French troops of King Louis XI were defeated by the Burgundians led by Archduke Maximilian of Habsburg.
1461
The Ming dynastyChinese military general Cao Qin stages a coup against the Tianshun Emperor.
1427
The Visconti of Milan's fleet is destroyed by the Venetians on the Po River.
1420
Construction of the dome of Santa Maria del Fiore begins in Florence.
936
Coronation of King Otto I of Germany.
768
Pope Stephen II is elected to office, and quickly seeks Frankish protection against the Lombard threat, since the Byzantine Empire is no longer able to help.
626
The Avar and Slav armies leave the siege of Constantinople.
461
Roman Emperor Majorian is beheaded near the river Iria in north-west Italy following his arrest and deposition by the magister militumRicimer.
322 BC
Battle of Crannon between Athens and Macedonia.

Births On This Day

1993
Martti Nõmme, Estonian ski jumper
1993
Zaur Sizo, Russian footballer
1993
Karol Zalewski, Polish sprinter
1992
Adam Yates, English cyclist
1992
Simon Yates, English cyclist
1992
E. J. Tackett, American bowler
1992
Jang Ki-yong, South Korean actor and model
1991
Luis Salom, Spanish motorcycle racer (d. 2016)
1991
Mitchell te Vrede, Dutch footballer
1991
Mike Trout, American baseball player
1990
Helen Flanagan, English actress
1990
Josh Franceschi, English singer-songwriter
1989
DeMar DeRozan, American basketball player
1988
Jonathan Bernier, Canadian ice hockey player
1988
Mohamed Coulibaly, Senegalese footballer
1988
Anisa Mohammed, West Indian cricketer
1988
Melody Oliveria, American blogger
1988
Erik Pieters, Dutch footballer
1988
Beanie Wells, American football player
1987
Sidney Crosby, Canadian ice hockey player
1987
Mustapha Dumbuya, Sierra Leonean footballer
1987
Ryan Lavarnway, American baseball player
1987
Rouven Sattelmaier, German footballer
1986
Paul Biedermann, German swimmer
1986
Valter Birsa, Slovenian footballer
1986
Altaír Jarabo, Mexican model and actress
1986
Juan de la Rosa, Mexican boxer
1984
Stratos Perperoglou, Greek basketball player
1984
Tooba Siddiqui, Pakistani model and actress
1984
Yun Hyon-seok, South Korean poet and author (d. 2003)
1983
Christian Chávez, Mexican singer-songwriter and actor
1983
Murat Dalkılıç, Turkish singer-songwriter
1983
Danny, Portuguese footballer
1983
Andriy Hrivko, Ukrainian cyclist
1983
Mark Pettini, English cricketer and journalist
1982
Ángeles Balbiani, Argentine actress and singer
1982
Abbie Cornish, Australian actress
1982
Juan Martín Hernández, Argentine rugby player
1982
Marquise Hill, American football player (d. 2007)
1982
Vassilis Spanoulis, Greek basketball player
1982
Martin Vučić, Macedonian singer and drummer
1981
David Testo, American soccer player
1981
Randy Wayne, American actor and producer
1980
Carsten Busch, German footballer
1980
Aurélie Claudel, French model and actress
1980
Tácio Caetano Cruz Queiroz, Brazilian footballer
1980
Seiichiro Maki, Japanese footballer
1979
Eric Johnson, American actor, director, and screenwriter
1979
Miguel Llera, Spanish footballer
1979
Birgit Zotz, Austrian anthropologist and author
1978
Alexandre Aja, French director, producer, and screenwriter
1978
Jamey Jasta, American singer-songwriter
1978
Mark McCammon, English-Barbadian footballer
1978
Cirroc Lofton, American actor
1977
Charlotte Ronson, English fashion designer
1977
Samantha Ronson, English singer-songwriter and DJ
1977
Justin Brooker, Rugby League Player
1976
Dimitrios Eleftheropoulos, Greek footballer and manager
1976
Shane Lechler, American football player
1975
Koray Candemir, Turkish singer-songwriter
1975
Gerard Denton, Australian cricketer
1975
Megan Gale, Australian model and actress
1975
Ray Hill, American football player (d. 2015)
1975
Rebecca Kleefisch, American journalist and politician, 44th Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin
1975
Édgar Rentería, Colombian baseball player
1975
Charlize Theron, South African-American actress and producer
1974
Chico Benymon, American actor
1974
Michael Shannon, American actor
1973
Mikhail Gorsheniov, Russian singer-songwriter (d. 2013)
1973
Danny Graves, Vietnamese-American baseball player
1973
Kevin Muscat, English-Australian footballer, coach, and manager
1972
Gerry Peñalosa, Filipino boxer and promoter
1971
Karen Blackett, British chair of MediaCom UK
1971
Dominic Cork, England cricketer and sportscaster
1971
Rachel York, American actress and singer
1970
Eric Namesnik, American swimmer (d. 2006)
1969
Paul Lambert, Scottish footballer and manager
1969
Dana G. Peleg, Israeli writer and LGBT activist
1968
Francesca Gregorini, Italian-American director and screenwriter
1968
Trevor Hendy, Australian surfer and coach
1968
Sophie Lee, Australian actress and author
1967
Jason Grimsley, American baseball player
1966
David Cairns, Scottish laicised priest and politician, Minister of State for Scotland (d. 2011)
1966
Shobna Gulati, British actress
1966
Kristin Hersh, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1966
Jimmy Wales, American businessman, co-founder of Wikipedia
1965
Raul Malo, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1965
Elizabeth Manley, Canadian figure skater
1964
John Birmingham, English-Australian journalist and author
1964
Ian Dench, English guitarist and songwriter (EMF)
1964
Peter Niven, Scottish jockey
1963
Paul Dunn, Australian rugby league player
1963
Nick Gillespie, American journalist and author
1963
Marcus Roberts, American pianist and educator
1962
Alison Brown, American banjo player, songwriter, and producer
1961
Brian Conley, English actor and singer
1961
Yelena Davydova, Russian gymnast
1961
Walter Swinburn, English jockey and trainer (d. 2016)
1960
David Duchovny, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1959
Koenraad Elst, Belgian orientalist and author
1959
Ali Shah, Zimbabwean cricketer and coach
1958
Russell Baze, Canadian-American jockey
1958
Bruce Dickinson, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
1958
Alberto Salazar, Cuban-American runner and coach
1957
Daire Brehan, Irish journalist, lawyer, and actress (d. 2012)
1957
Alexander Dityatin, Russian gymnast and colonel
1955
Wayne Knight, American actor, comedian and voice actor
1955
Greg Nickels, American lawyer and politician, 51st Mayor of Seattle
1955
Vladimir Sorokin, Russian author and playwright
1954
Valery Gazzaev, Russian footballer, manager and politician
1954
Jonathan Pollard, Israeli spy
1954
Alan Reid, Scottish politician
1953
Anne Fadiman, American journalist and author
1952
Caroline Aaron, American actress and producer
1952
Eamonn Darcy, Irish golfer
1952
Kees Kist, Dutch footballer
1952
Alexei Sayle, English comedian, actor, and author
1950
Rodney Crowell, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1950
Alan Keyes, American politician and diplomat, 16th Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs
1950
S. Thandayuthapani, Sri Lankan educator and politician
1949
Walid Jumblatt, Lebanese journalist and politician
1949
Matthew Parris, South African-English journalist and politician
1948
Marty Appel, American businessman and author
1948
Greg Chappell, Australian cricketer and coach
1947
Franciscus Henri, Dutch-Australian singer-songwriter
1947
Sofia Rotaru, Ukrainian singer-songwriter, producer, and actress
1947
Kerry Melville, Australian tennis player
1945
Kenny Ireland, Scottish actor and director (d. 2014)
1945
Alan Page, American football player and jurist
1944
John Glover, American actor
1944
Robert Mueller, American soldier and lawyer, 6th Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation
1943
Mohammed Badie, Egyptian religious leader
1943
Lana Cantrell, Australian singer-songwriter and lawyer
1943
Alain Corneau, French director and screenwriter (d. 2010)
1942
Jane Fortune, American author and philanthropist (d. 2018)
1942
Garrison Keillor, American humorist, novelist, short story writer, and radio host
1942
Carlos Monzon, Argentinian boxer and actor (d. 1995)
1942
Richard Sykes, English biochemist and academic
1942
B. J. Thomas, American singer
1941
Matthew Evans, Baron Evans of Temple Guiting, English publisher and politician
1940
Jean-Luc Dehaene, French-Belgian lawyer and politician, 63rd Prime Minister of Belgium (d. 2014)
1937
Zoltán Berczik, Hungarian table tennis player and coach (d. 2011)
1937
Don Wilson, English cricketer and coach (d. 2012)
1935
Rahsaan Roland Kirk, American saxophonist and composer (d. 1977)
1934
Sándor Simó, Hungarian director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2001)
1933
Eddie Firmani, South African footballer and manager
1933
Elinor Ostrom, American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2012)
1933
Jerry Pournelle, American journalist and author (d. 2017)
1932
Abebe Bikila, Ethiopian runner (d. 1973)
1932
Edward Hardwicke, English actor (d. 2011)
1932
Rien Poortvliet, Dutch painter and illustrator (d. 1995)
1932
Maurice Rabb, Jr., American ophthalmologist and academic (d. 2005)
1931
Jack Good, British television producer (d. 2017)
1931
Charles E. Rice, American scholar and author (d. 2015)
1930
Togrul Narimanbekov, Azerbaijani-French painter and academic (d. 2013)
1930
Veljo Tormis, Estonian composer and educator
1929
Don Larsen, American baseball player
1928
Betsy Byars, American author and academic
1928
Owen Luder, English architect, designed Tricorn Centre and Trinity Square
1928
James Randi, Canadian-American magician and author
1927
Rocky Bridges, American baseball player and coach (d. 2015)
1927
Edwin Edwards, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 50th Governor of Louisiana
1927
Art Houtteman, American baseball player and journalist (d. 2003)
1927
Carl Switzer, American child actor and hunting guide (d. 1959)
1926
Stan Freberg, American puppeteer, voice actor, and singer (d. 2015)
1925
Felice Bryant, American songwriter (d. 2003)
1924
Kenneth Kendall, Indian-English journalist and actor (d. 2012)
1921
Manitas de Plata, French guitarist (d. 2014)
1921
Karel Husa, Czech-American composer and conductor (d. 2016)
1918
C. Buddingh', Dutch poet and translator (d. 1985)
1918
Gordon Zahn, American sociologist and author (d. 2007)
1916
Kermit Love, American actor, puppeteer, and costume designer (d. 2008)
1913
George Van Eps, American guitarist (d. 1998)
1911
István Bibó, Hungarian lawyer and politician (d. 1979)
1911
Nicholas Ray, American director and screenwriter (d. 1979)
1910
Freddie Slack, American pianist and bandleader (d. 1965)
1907
Albert Kotin, Belarusian-American soldier and painter (d. 1980)
1904
Ralph Bunche, American political scientist, academic, and diplomat, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1971)
1903
Louis Leakey, Kenyan-English palaeontologist and archaeologist (d. 1972)
1901
Ann Harding, American actress and singer (d. 1981)
1890
Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, American author and activist (d. 1964)
1887
Anna Elisabet Weirauch, German author and playwright (d. 1970)
1884
Billie Burke, American actress and singer (d. 1970)
1884
Nikolai Triik, Estonian painter and illustrator (d. 1940)
1879
Johannes Kotze, South African cricketer (d. 1931)
1876
Mata Hari, Dutch dancer and spy (d. 1917)
1868
Ladislaus Bortkiewicz, Russian-German economist and statistician (d. 1931)
1868
Huntley Wright, English actor (d. 1941)
1867
Emil Nolde, Danish-German painter and illustrator (d. 1956)
1862
Henri Le Sidaner, French painter (d. 1939)
1862
Victoria of Baden (d. 1931)
1860
Alan Leo, English astrologer and author (d. 1917)
1844
Auguste Michel-Lévy, French geologist and author (d. 1911)
1779
Louis de Freycinet, French navigator and explorer (d. 1842)
1779
Carl Ritter, German geographer and academic (d. 1859)
1751
Wilhelmina of Prussia, Princess of Orange (d. 1820)
1742
Nathanael Greene, American general (d. 1786)
1726
James Bowdoin, American banker and politician, 2nd Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1790)
1702
Muhammad Shah, Mughal emperor of India (d. 1748)
1613
William Frederick, Prince of Nassau-Dietz, Dutch stadtholder (d. 1664)
1598
Georg Stiernhielm, Swedish poet and linguist (d. 1672)
1574
Robert Dudley, English explorer and cartographer (d. 1649)
1571
Thomas Lupo, English viol player and composer (d. 1627)
1560
Elizabeth Báthory, Hungarian aristocrat and serial killer (d. 1614)
1533
Alonso de Ercilla, Spanish soldier and poet (d. 1595)
1282
Elizabeth of Rhuddlan (d. 1316)
317
Constantius II, Roman emperor (d. 361)

Deaths On This Day

2018
M. Karunanidhi, Indian politician, former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and prominent leader of Tamils (b. 1924)
2018
Stan Mikita, Slovakian hockey player (b. 1940)
2017
Don Baylor, American baseball player (b. 1949)
2017
David Maslanka, American composer (b. 1943)
2016
Bryan Clauson, American racing driver (b. 1989)
2015
Manuel Contreras, Chilean general (b. 1929)
2015
Frances Oldham Kelsey, Canadian pharmacologist and physician (b. 1914)
2015
Louise Suggs, American golfer, co-founded LPGA (b. 1923)
2014
Víctor Fayad, Argentine lawyer and politician (b. 1955)
2014
Perry Moss, American football player and coach (b. 1926)
2014
Henry Stone, American record producer (b. 1921)
2013
Samuel G. Armistead, American linguist, historian, and academic (b. 1927)
2013
Almir Kayumov, Russian footballer (b. 1964)
2013
Anthony Pawson, English-Canadian biologist, chemist, and academic (b. 1952)
2013
Margaret Pellegrini, American actress and dancer (b. 1923)
2013
Meeli Truu, Estonian architect (d. 1946)
2013
Alexander Yagubkin, Russian boxer (b. 1961)
2012
Murtuz Alasgarov, Azerbaijani academic and politician, Speaker of the National Assembly of Azerbaijan (b. 1928)
2012
Judith Crist, American critic and academic (b. 1922)
2012
Vladimir Kobzev, Russian footballer and coach (b. 1959)
2012
Anna Piaggi, Italian journalist and author (b. 1931)
2012
Mayer Zald, American sociologist and academic (b. 1931)
2012
Dušan Zbavitel, Czech indologist and author (b. 1925)
2011
Mark Hatfield, American soldier, academic, and politician, 29th Governor of Oregon (b. 1922)
2011
Nancy Wake, New Zealand-English captain and spy (b. 1912)
2010
John Nelder, English mathematician and statistician (b. 1924)
2009
Louis E. Saavedra, American educator and politician, 48th Mayor of Albuquerque (b. 1933)
2009
Mike Seeger, American singer-songwriter (b. 1933)
2008
Bernie Brillstein, American talent agent and producer (b. 1931)
2008
Andrea Pininfarina, Italian engineer and businessman (b. 1957)
2007
Ernesto Alonso, Mexican actor, director, and producer (b. 1917)
2007
Angus Tait, New Zealand businessman, founded Tait Communications (b. 1919)
2006
Mary Anderson Bain, American lawyer and politician (b. 1911)
2005
Peter Jennings, Canadian-American journalist and author (b. 1938)
2004
Red Adair, American firefighter (b. 1915)
2004
Colin Bibby, English ornithologist and academic (b. 1948)
2003
K. D. Arulpragasam, Sri Lankan zoologist and academic (b. 1931)
2003
Mickey McDermott, American baseball player and coach (b. 1929)
2001
Algirdas Lauritėnas, Lithuanian basketball player (b. 1932)
1995
Brigid Brophy, English author and critic (b. 1929)
1994
Larry Martyn, English actor (b. 1934)
1989
Mickey Leland, American lawyer and politician (b. 1944)
1987
Camille Chamoun, Lebanese lawyer and politician, 7th President of Lebanon (b. 1900)
1985
Grayson Hall, American actress (b. 1922)
1981
Gunnar Uusi, Estonian chess player (b. 1931)
1978
Eddie Calvert, English trumpeter (b. 1922)
1974
Rosario Castellanos, Mexican poet and author (b. 1925)
1974
Sylvio Mantha, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1902)
1973
Jack Gregory, Australian cricketer (b. 1895)
1972
Joi Lansing, American model, actress, and singer (b. 1929)
1970
Harold Haley, American lawyer and judge (b. 1904)
1970
Jonathan P. Jackson, American bodyguard (b. 1953)
1969
Jean Bastien, French professional footballer (b. 1915)
1969
Joseph Kosma, Hungarian-French composer (b. 1905)
1968
Giovanni Bracco, Italian race car driver (b. 1908)
1960
Luis Ángel Firpo, Argentine boxer (b. 1894)
1958
Elizabeth Foreman Lewis, American author and educator (b. 1892)
1957
Oliver Hardy, American actor, singer, and director (b. 1892)
1953
Abner Powell, American baseball player and manager (b. 1860)
1948
Charles Bryant, English-American actor and director (b. 1879)
1941
Rabindranath Tagore, Indian author, poet, and playwright, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1861)
1938
Konstantin Stanislavski, Russian actor and director (b. 1863)
1917
Edwin Harris Dunning, South African-English commander and pilot (b. 1891)
1912
François-Alphonse Forel, Swiss limnologist and academic (b. 1841)
1900
Wilhelm Liebknecht, German lawyer and politician (b. 1826)
1899
Jacob Maris, Dutch painter and educator (b. 1837)
1893
Alfredo Catalani, Italian composer and academic (b. 1854)
1864
Li Xiucheng, Chinese field marshal (b. 1823)
1855
Mariano Arista, Mexican general and politician, 19th President of Mexico (b. 1802)
1848
Jöns Jacob Berzelius, Swedish chemist and academic (b. 1779)
1834
Joseph Marie Jacquard, French weaver and inventor, invented the Jacquard loom (b. 1752)
1817
Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours, French economist and politician (b. 1739)
1787
Francis Blackburne, English Anglican churchman and activist (b. 1705)
1661
Jin Shengtan, Chinese journalist and critic (b. 1608)
1639
Martin van den Hove, Dutch astronomer and mathematician (b. 1605)
1635
Friedrich Spee, German poet and academic (b. 1591)
1632
Robert de Vere, 19th Earl of Oxford, English soldier (b. 1575)
1616
Vincenzo Scamozzi, Italian architect, designed Teatro Olimpico (b. 1548)
1613
Thomas Fleming, English judge and politician, Lord Chief Justice of England (b. 1544)
1547
Cajetan, Italian priest and saint (b. 1480)
1485
Alexander Stewart, duke of Albany (b. 1454)
1385
Joan of Kent, mother of Richard II (b. 1328)
1296
Heinrich II von Rotteneck, prince-bishop of Regensburg
1272
Richard Middleton, English Lord Chancellor
1234
Hugh Foliot, bishop of Hereford (b. c. 1155)
1106
Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1050)
1028
Alfonso V, king of León (b. 994)
707
Li Chongjun, Chinese prince
461
Majorian, Roman emperor (b. 420)

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