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On This Day in History:  August 8

August 8 is the 220th day of the year (221st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 145 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2018
How North Carolina scratch-off lottery tickets are distributed. An investigative article explores if scratch-off tickets are distributed to the same counties in the same sequence every month in North Carolina.
2016
Alabama Gov. releases legislation for lottery. Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley has released the legislation for his proposed lottery to support the state budget.
2014
Arkansas, Georgia and Kentucky lotteries to cancel Decades of Dollars. There are just twenty remaining chances to play and win the multi-state Decades of Dollars game in Arkansas, Georgia, and Kentucky.
2013
Minnesota man claims share of $448M Powerball jackpot. A project engineer from suburban Minneapolis came forward Thursday as one of three winners in the $448 million Powerball jackpot, one of the largest in American history.
2013
Three tickets to split $448 million Powerball jackpot. Wednesday's massive Powerball jackpot that generated millions of ticket sales this week has been won by three tickets, which will evenly split the $448.4 million final tally.
2011
Lucky lottery lady outed as Stanford University statistics PhD. She was called the luckiest woman in the world, but now that luck is being called into question by some who think that winning the lottery four times is more than just a coincidental spell of good fortune.
2010
Maryland Lottery achieves 13th straight year of record sales. Despite a challenging economy and two paralyzing snow storms that buried large parts of the state, the Maryland Lottery tallied more than $1.706 billion in sales in Fiscal Year 2010, breaking its sales record for the 13th year in a row.
2008
Lancaster County man claims $86M Powerball lottery jackpot. Barrie Edwards of Willow Street did not buy the Aug. 2 Powerball ticket that earned him over $42 million -- he received the promotional ticket for free when he purchased two Pennsylvania Lottery Match 6 tickets. Now, Edwards and his wife are sharing their good fortune with a dozen relatives.
2008
Woman bets $50,000 of her lottery win for chance at $1 million. It's been said lightning never strikes twice, but Judith Yap is betting 50 grand that the old maxim is wrong.
2008
2 tickets to split $45.1M Lotto 6/49 jackpot. A ticket sold in northern Ontario and one sold in Quebec will split the $45.1 million Lotto 6/49 jackpot, tied for the second-largest draw in Canada.
2008
Lottery officials to name $86M Powerball winners. Who won last week's Powerball jackpot? That's the $86 million question -- and Pennsylvania lottery officials have the answer.
2007
Tenn. Lottery players complaining over switch from numbered balls. Thanks to the Tennessee Lottery's unilateral decision to abandon traditional lottery drawings using numbered balls to pick the winning numbers on television, many players have decided to stop playing.
2003
$71m jackpot frenzy hits Italy. Lottery fever is gripping people throughout Italy, as the possibility of winning the jackpot worth 63 million euros ($71.4 million) looms nearer.
2003
Police think Whittaker was drugged. The Kanawha County Sheriff's Department says it believes Powerball multimillionaire Jack Whittaker was drugged inside a Cross Lanes strip club when someone broke into his car and snatched a briefcase containing more than $545,000.
2003
Club Manager, Girlfriend Accused of Stealing Powerball Winner's Money. The manager of a strip club and his girlfriend were arrested Thursday for allegedly drugging a Powerball jackpot winner and stealing $545,000 of the winner's money.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$350 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 8, 2017
2.$323.5 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 9, 2017
3.€190 Million
US$233.42 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Aug 10, 2012
4.€205.4 Million
US$230.03 Million
Draw Date
Aug 8, 2019
5.$228.9 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 10, 2011
6.$223 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 8, 2018
7.$212 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 8, 2012
8.$161 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 8, 2009
9.$141 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 8, 2007
10.€120.54 Million
US$133.86 Million
Draw Date
Aug 9, 2016
11.$128 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 10, 2019
12.$124 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 11, 2009
13.$115 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 8, 2014
14.$105 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 10, 2007
15.€83 Million
US$94.88 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Aug 10, 2018
16.$92 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 10, 2005
17.$90 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 9, 2014
18.$87 Million
California
SuperLotto Plus
Draw Date
Aug 9, 2003
19.$84 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 11, 2004
20.€57 Million
US$81.15 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Aug 14, 2009
21.€69 Million
US$77.49 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Aug 9, 2019
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.$69 Million
California
SuperLotto Plus
Draw Date
Aug 10, 2019
25.€61 Million
US$68.5 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Aug 9, 2019

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1994
Monday, Aug 8, 1994
25 years old
1983
Monday, Aug 8, 1983
36 years old
1981
Saturday, Aug 8, 1981
38 years old
1976
Sunday, Aug 8, 1976
43 years old
1976
Sunday, Aug 8, 1976
43 years old
1975
Friday, Aug 8, 1975
44 years old
1974
Thursday, Aug 8, 1974
45 years old
1972
Tuesday, Aug 8, 1972
47 years old
1972
Tuesday, Aug 8, 1972
47 years old
1970
Saturday, Aug 8, 1970
49 years old
1970
Saturday, Aug 8, 1970
49 years old
1961
Tuesday, Aug 8, 1961
58 years old
1959
Saturday, Aug 8, 1959
60 years old
1955
Monday, Aug 8, 1955
64 years old
(year not provided)
(year not provided)
(year not provided)
(year not provided)

Worldwide Events On This Day

2016
Terrorists attack a government hospital in Quetta, Pakistan with a suicide blast and shooting, killing between 70 and 94 people, and injuring around 130 others.
2015
Eight people are killed in a shooting in Harris County, Texas.
2013
A suicide bombing at a funeral in the Pakistani city of Quetta kills at least 31 people.
2010
China Floods: A mudslide in Zhugqu County, Gansu, China, kills more than 1,400 people.
2008
A EuroCity express train en route from Kraków, Poland to Prague, Czech Republic strikes a part of a motorway bridge that had fallen onto the railroad track near Studénka railway station in the Czech Republic and derails, killing eight people and injuring 64 others.
2008
The 29th Olympic Games opened in Beijing, China.
2007
An EF2 tornado touches down in Kings County and Richmond County, New York, the most powerful tornado in New York to date and the first in Brooklyn since 1889.
2000
Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley is raised to the surface after 136 years on the ocean floor and 30 years after its discovery by undersea explorer E. Lee Spence.
1998
Iranian consulate in Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan is raided by Taliban leading to the deaths of ten Iranian diplomats and a journalist.
1993
The 7.8 MwGuam earthquake shakes the island with a maximum Mercalli intensity of IX (Violent), causing around $250 million in damage and injuring up to 71 people.
1991
The Warsaw radio mast, at one time the tallest construction ever built, collapses.
1990
Iraq occupies Kuwait and the state is annexed to Iraq. This would lead to the Gulf War shortly afterward.
1989
Space Shuttle program: STS-28 Mission: Space Shuttle Columbia takes off on a secret five-day military mission.
1988
The 8888 Uprising begins in Rangoon (Yangon), Burma (Myanmar). Led by students, hundreds of thousands join in nationwide protests against the one-party regime. On September 18, the demonstrations end in a military crackdown, killing thousands.
1974
President Richard Nixon, in a nationwide television address, announces his resignation from the office of the President of the United States effective noon the next day.
1973
Kim Dae-jung, a South Korean politician and later president of South Korea, is kidnapped.
1969
At a zebra crossing in London, photographer Iain Macmillan takes the iconic photo that becomes the cover image of the Beatles' album Abbey Road.
1969
The Manson Family commits the Tate murders.
1967
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is founded by Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand.
1963
Great Train Robbery: In England, a gang of 15 train robbers steal £2.6 million in bank notes.
1963
The Zimbabwe African National Union (ZANU), the current ruling party of Zimbabwe, is formed by a split from the Zimbabwe African People's Union.
1946
First flight of the Convair B-36, the world's first mass-produced nuclear weapon delivery vehicle, the heaviest mass-produced piston-engined aircraft, with the longest wingspan of any military aircraft, and the first bomber with intercontinental range.
1945
The London Charter is signed by France, the United Kingdom, the Soviet Union and the United States, establishing the laws and procedures for the Nuremberg trials.
1942
Quit India Movement is launched in India against the British rule in response to Mohandas Gandhi's call for swaraj or complete independence.
1940
The "Aufbau Ost" directive is signed by Wilhelm Keitel.
1929
The German airship Graf Zeppelin begins a round-the-world flight.
1919
The Anglo-Afghan Treaty of 1919 is signed. It establishes peaceful relations between Afghanistan and the UK, and confirms the Durand line as the mutual border. In return, the UK is no longer obligated to subsidize the Afghan government.
1918
World War I: The Battle of Amiens begins a string of almost continuous Allied victories with a push through the German front lines (Hundred Days Offensive).
1908
Wilbur Wright makes his first flight at a racecourse at Le Mans, France. It is the Wright Brothers' first public flight.
1876
Thomas Edison receives a patent for his mimeograph.
1870
The Republic of Ploiești, a failed Radical-Liberal rising against DomnitorCarol of Romania.
1863
American Civil War: Following his defeat in the Battle of Gettysburg, General Robert E. Lee sends a letter of resignation to Confederate President Jefferson Davis (which is refused upon receipt).
1844
The Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, headed by Brigham Young, is reaffirmed as the leading body of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church).
1831
400 Shawnee people agree to relinquish their lands in Ohio in exchange for land west of the Mississippi River in the Treaty of Wapakoneta.
1794
Joseph Whidbey leads an expedition to search for the Northwest Passage near Juneau, Alaska.
1793
The insurrection of Lyon occurs during the French Revolution.
1786
Mont Blanc on the French-Italian border is climbed for the first time by Jacques Balmat and Dr. Michel-Gabriel Paccard.
1709
Bartolomeu de Gusmão demonstrates the lifting power of hot air in an audience before the king of Portugal in Lisbon, Portugal.
1648
Mehmed IV (1648-1687) succeeds Ibrahim I (1640-1648) as Ottoman Emperor.
1647
The Irish Confederate Wars and Wars of the Three Kingdoms: Battle of Dungan's Hill: English Parliamentary forces defeat Irish forces.
1605
The city of Oulu, Finland, is founded by Charles IX of Sweden.
1588
Anglo-Spanish War: Battle of Gravelines: The naval engagement ends, ending the Spanish Armada's attempt to invade England.
1585
John Davis enters Cumberland Sound in search of the Northwest Passage.
1576
The cornerstone for Tycho Brahe's Uraniborg observatory is laid on the island of Hven.
1509
Krishnadeva Raya is crowned Emperor of Vijayanagara at Chittoor.
1503
King James IV of Scotland marries Margaret Tudor, daughter of King Henry VII of England at Holyrood Abbey in Edinburgh, Scotland.
1264
Mudéjar revolt: Muslim rebel forces took the Alcázar of Jerez de la Frontera after defeating the Castilian garrison.
1220
Sweden is defeated by Estonian tribes in the Battle of Lihula.
870
Treaty of Meerssen: King Louis the German and his half-brother Charles the Bald partition the Middle Frankish Kingdom into two larger east and west divisions.

Births On This Day

2000
Félix Auger-Aliassime, Canadian tennis player
1998
Shawn Mendes, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist
1998
Ronan Parke, English singer-songwriter
1992
Josip Drmić, Swiss footballer
1991
Nélson Oliveira, Portuguese footballer
1991
Tyrone Peachey, Australian rugby league player
1990
Vladimír Darida, Czech footballer
1990
Parker Kligerman, American race car driver
1990
Aleksandra Szwed, Polish actress and singer
1990
Kane Williamson, New Zealand cricket captain
1989
Ken Baumann, American actor and author
1989
Anthony Rizzo, American baseball player
1989
Hannah Miley, English-Scottish swimmer
1988
Princess Beatrice of York
1988
Danilo Gallinari, Italian basketball player
1988
Rinku Singh, Indian baseball player
1988
Laura Slade Wiggins, American actress and singer
1987
Pierre Boulanger, French actor
1987
Tatjana Malek, German tennis player
1986
Kateryna Bondarenko, Ukrainian tennis player
1986
Pierre Garçon, American football player
1986
Chris Pressley, American football player
1985
Toby Flood, English rugby player
1985
Ryan Koolwijk, Dutch footballer
1985
James Morgan, Welsh actor and producer
1985
Brett Ratliff, American football player
1985
Anita Włodarczyk, Polish track and field athlete
1984
Kirk Broadfoot, Scottish footballer
1984
Norbert Michelisz, Hungarian race car driver
1984
Martrez Milner, American football player
1983
Guy Burnet, English actor and producer
1983
Willie Tonga, Australian rugby league player
1982
David Florence, English canoe racer
1982
Ross Ohlendorf, American baseball player
1981
Vanessa Amorosi, Australian singer-songwriter
1981
Roger Federer, Swiss tennis player
1981
Meagan Good, American actress and producer
1981
Harel Skaat, Israeli singer-songwriter
1980
Craig Breslow, American baseball player
1980
Jack Cassel, American baseball player
1980
Denisse Guerrero, Mexican singer-songwriter
1980
Mike Hindert, American singer and bass player
1980
Sabine Klaschka, German tennis player
1980
Diego Markwell, Dutch baseball player
1980
Pat Noonan, American soccer player
1980
Michael Urie, American actor, director, and producer
1979
Richard Harwood, English cellist
1979
Rashard Lewis, American basketball player
1979
Richard Lyons, Northern Irish racing driver
1978
Alan Maybury, Irish footballer and coach
1978
Louis Saha, French footballer
1978
Miho Shiraishi, Japanese actress
1977
Lindsay Sloane, American actress
1977
Darren Manzella, American sergeant (d. 2013)
1977
Rocky Thompson, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1977
Nicolas Vogondy, French cyclist
1977
Mohammad Wasim, Pakistani cricketer
1976
JC Chasez, American singer and dancer
1976
Drew Lachey, American singer and actor
1975
Mick Moss, English singer-songwriter
1974
Manjul Bhargava, Canadian-American mathematician and academic
1974
Scott D'Amore, Canadian wrestler and manager
1974
Brian Harvey, English singer-songwriter
1974
Andy Priaulx, Guernseyan race car driver
1973
Shane Lee, Australian cricketer and guitarist
1973
Gert Olesk, Estonian footballer and manager
1973
Scott Stapp, American singer-songwriter and producer
1973
Mark Wills, American singer-songwriter
1973
Ilka Agricola, German mathematician
1972
Joely Collins, Canadian actress and producer
1972
Andrea de Rossi, Italian rugby player and coach
1972
Axel Merckx, Belgian cyclist
1972
Steven Tweed, Scottish footballer and manager
1971
Johnny Balentina, Dutch baseball player
1970
Trev Alberts, American football player and journalist
1970
Ben G. Davis, English chemist and academic
1970
José Francisco Molina, Spanish footballer and manager
1970
Chester Williams, South African rugby player and coach
1969
Monika Tsõganova, Estonian chess player
1969
Faye Wong, Chinese singer-songwriter and actress
1968
Yvie Burnett, Scottish soprano
1968
Aldo Calderón van Dyke, Honduran journalist (d. 2013)
1968
Abey Kuruvilla, Indian cricketer and coach
1968
Huey Morgan, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1967
Marcelo Balboa, American soccer player, coach, and sportscaster
1966
Chris Eubank, English boxer
1966
John Hudek, American baseball player and coach
1965
Angus Fraser, English cricketer, manager, and journalist
1965
Kate Langbroek, Australian talk show host
1964
Anastasia M. Ashman, American blogger and author
1964
Giuseppe Conte, Prime Minister of Italy
1964
Scott Sandelin, American ice hockey player and coach
1964
Paul Taylor, English cricketer
1963
Hur Jin-ho, South Korean director and screenwriter
1963
Ron Karkovice, American baseball player and manager
1963
Emi Shinohara, Japanese voice actress and singer
1963
Jon Turteltaub, American director and producer
1963
Stephen Walkom, Canadian ice hockey player, referee, and manager
1962
Kool Moe Dee, American musician, singer and actor
1961
The Edge, British-Irish musician, singer and songwriter
1961
Daniel House, American bass player and producer
1961
Ron Klain, American lawyer and politician, Chief of Staff to the Vice President of the United States
1961
Bruce Matthews, American football player and coach
1961
Rikki Rockett, American glam rock drummer (Poison)
1960
Mustafa Balbay, Turkish journalist and politician
1960
Ulrich Maly, German politician, 16th Mayor of Nuremberg
1959
Caroline Ansink, Dutch flute player, composer, and educator
1958
Deborah Norville, American journalist
1957
Dennis Drew, American keyboard player
1956
Chris Foreman, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
1956
David Grant, English singer
1956
Cecilia Roth, Argentinian actress
1955
Diddú, Icelandic singer-songwriter
1955
Herbert Prohaska, Austrian footballer and manager
1955
Michael Roe, Irish race car driver
1954
Nick Holtam, English bishop
1953
Mark Lazarowicz, English politician
1953
Nigel Mansell, English race car driver
1953
Don Most, American actor and director
1952
Anton Fig, South African-American drummer
1952
Jostein Gaarder, Norwegian author
1952
Doug Melvin, Canadian baseball player and manager
1952
Robin Quivers, American nurse, radio host/personality, and author
1952
Sudhakar Rao, Indian cricketer
1951
Martin Brest, American director, producer, and screenwriter
1951
Phil Carlson, Australian cricketer
1951
Mohamed Morsi, Egyptian engineer, academic, and politician, 5th President of Egypt
1951
Mamoru Oshii, Japanese director, producer, and screenwriter
1951
Randy Shilts, American journalist and author (d. 1994)
1951
Louis van Gaal, Dutch footballer and manager
1950
Willie Hall, American drummer and producer
1950
Ken Kutaragi, Japanese businessman, created PlayStation
1949
Keith Carradine, American actor
1949
Ricardo Londoño, Colombian race car driver (d. 2009)
1948
Svetlana Savitskaya, Russian engineer and astronaut
1948
Margaret Urban Walker, American philosopher
1947
Ken Dryden, Canadian ice hockey player, lawyer, and politician
1947
Larry Wilcox, American actor, director, and producer
1946
Joe Bethancourt, American singer-songwriter (d. 2014)
1945
Tom O'Carroll, British paedophilia advocate
1944
John C. Holmes, American film actor (d. 1988)
1944
Michael Johnson, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 2017)
1944
John Renbourn, English-Scottish guitarist and songwriter (d. 2015)
1944
Simon Taylor, English journalist and author
1942
James Blanchard, American diplomat and politician, 45th Governor of Michigan
1942
Dennis Canavan, Scottish educator and politician
1942
John Gustafson, English singer-songwriter and bass player (d. 2014)
1942
Vardo Rumessen, Estonian pianist and musicologist (d. 2015)
1940
Dilip Sardesai, Arjuna Award winning Indian cricketer (d. 2007)
1940
Dennis Tito, American engineer and businessman, founded Wilshire Associates
1939
Jana Andrsová, Czech actress and ballerina
1939
Viorica Viscopoleanu, Romanian long jumper
1939
Alexander Watson, American diplomat, United States Ambassador to Peru
1938
Jack Baldwin, English chemist and academic
1938
Jacques Hétu, Canadian composer and educator (d. 2010)
1938
Connie Stevens, American actress and businesswoman
1937
Dustin Hoffman, American actor and director
1937
Sheila Varian, American horse breeder (d. 2016)
1937
Cornelis Vreeswijk, Dutch-Swedish singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (d. 1987)
1936
Frank Howard, American baseball player and manager
1936
Jan Pieńkowski, Polish-English author and illustrator
1935
Donald P. Bellisario, American director, producer, and screenwriter
1935
John Laws, Papua New Guinean-Australian singer and radio host
1934
Sarat Pujari, Indian actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2014)
1933
Joe Tex, American soul singer-songwriter (d. 1982)
1932
Mel Tillis, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2017)
1931
Roger Penrose, English physicist, mathematician, and philosopher
1930
Terry Nation, Welsh-American author and screenwriter (d. 1997)
1930
Jerry Tarkanian, American basketball player and coach (d. 2015)
1929
Larisa Bogoraz, Russian linguist and activist (d. 2004)
1929
Luis García Meza Tejada, Bolivian general and politician, 68th President of Bolivia (d. 2018)
1928
Don Burrows, Australian saxophonist, clarinet player, and flute player
1927
Johnny Temple, American baseball player and coach (d. 1994)
1927
Maia Wojciechowska, Polish-American author (d. 2002)
1926
Richard Anderson, American actor and producer (d. 2017)
1925
Alija Izetbegović, Bosnian lawyer and politician, 1st President of Bosnia and Herzegovina (d. 2003)
1925
Aziz Sattar, Malaysian actor, comedian, singer and director (d. 2014)
1924
Gene Deitch, Animation director
1922
Rory Calhoun, American actor (d. 1999)
1922
Rudi Gernreich, Austrian-American fashion designer, created the Monokini (d. 1985)
1922
Gertrude Himmelfarb, American historian, author, and academic
1922
Károly Reich, Hungarian illustrator (d. 1988)
1921
William Asher, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2012)
1921
Webb Pierce, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1991)
1921
Esther Williams, American swimmer and actress (d. 2013)
1920
Leo Chiosso, Italian songwriter and producer (d. 2006)
1920
Jimmy Witherspoon, American jump blues singer (d. 1997)
1919
Dino De Laurentiis, Italian actor and producer (d. 2010)
1919
John David Wilson, English animator and producer (d. 2013)
1915
James Elliott, American runner and coach (d. 1981)
1911
Rosetta LeNoire, American actress (d. 2002)
1910
Jimmy Murphy, Welsh-English footballer and manager (d. 1989)
1910
Sylvia Sidney, American actress (d. 1999)
1909
Charles Lyttelton, 10th Viscount Cobham, English cricketer and politician, 9th Governor-General of New Zealand (d. 1977)
1909
Jack Renshaw, Australian politician, 31st Premier of New South Wales (d. 1987)
1909
Bill Voce, England cricketer and coach (d. 1984)
1908
Arthur Goldberg, American jurist and politician, 6th United States Ambassador to the United Nations (d. 1990)
1907
Benny Carter, American saxophonist, trumpet player, and composer (d. 2003)
1905
André Jolivet, French composer (d. 1974)
1904
Achille Varzi, Italian race car driver (d. 1948)
1902
Paul Dirac, English-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1984)
1901
Ernest Lawrence, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1958)
1898
Marguerite Bise, French chef (d. 1965)
1896
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, American author and academic (d. 1953)
1891
Adolf Busch, German violinist and composer (d. 1952)
1889
Hans Egede Budtz, Danish actor (d. 1968)
1889
Jack Ryder, Australian cricketer (d. 1977)
1884
Sara Teasdale, American poet and educator (d. 1933)
1882
Ladislas Starevich, Russian-French animator, screenwriter, and cinematographer (d. 1965)
1881
Paul Ludwig Ewald von Kleist, German field marshal (d. 1954)
1880
Earle Page, Australian lawyer, academic, and politician, 11th Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1961)
1879
Bob Smith, American physician and surgeon, co-founded Alcoholics Anonymous (d. 1950)
1879
Emiliano Zapata, Mexican general and politician (d. 1919)
1876
Varghese Payyappilly Palakkappilly, Indian-Syrian priest, founded the Sisters of the Destitute (d. 1929)
1875
Arthur Bernardes, Brazilian lawyer and politician, 12th President of Brazil (d. 1955)
1874
Albert Stanley, 1st Baron Ashfield, English businessman and politician, President of the Board of Trade (d. 1948)
1866
Matthew Henson, American explorer (d. 1955)
1857
Cécile Chaminade, French pianist and composer (d. 1944)
1856
Thomas Anstey Guthrie, English journalist and author (d. 1934)
1851
George Turner, Australian politician, 18th Premier of Victoria (d. 1916)
1839
Nelson A. Miles, American general (d. 1925)
1822
George Stoneman, Jr., United States Army cavalry officer (d. 1894)
1814
Esther Hobart Morris, American lawyer and judge (d. 1902)
1807
Emilie Flygare-Carlén, Swedish author (d. 1892)
1790
Ferenc Kölcsey, Hungarian poet, critic, and politician (d. 1838)
1758
Friedrich Georg Weitsch, German painter (d. 1828)
1754
Hipólito Ruiz López, Spanish botanist (d. 1816)
1720
Carl Fredrik Pechlin, Swedish general and politician (d. 1796)
1709
Hermann Anton Gelinek, German-Italian monk and violinist (d. 1779)
1694
Francis Hutcheson, Irish philosopher and academic (d. 1746)
1693
Laurent Belissen, French composer (d. 1762)
1673
John Ker, Scottish spy (d. 1726)
1646
Godfrey Kneller, German-English painter (d. 1723)
1640
Amalia Catharina, German poet and composer (d. 1697)
1605
Cecil Calvert, 2nd Baron Baltimore, English lawyer and politician, Governor of Newfoundland (d. 1675)
1558
George Clifford, 3rd Earl of Cumberland, English noble (d. 1605)
1518
Conrad Lycosthenes, French-German scholar and author (d. 1561)
1492
Matteo Tafuri, Italian alchemist (d. 1582)
1306
Rudolf II, Duke of Bavaria (d. 1353)
1170
Saint Dominic, founder of the Dominicans (d. 1221)
1079
Emperor Horikawa of Japan (d. 1107)
422
Casper, ruler of the Maya city of Palenque

Deaths On This Day

2018
Nicholas Bett, Kenyan track and field athlete (b. 1990)
2018
John Glines, American playwright and theater producer (b. 1933)
2017
Glen Campbell, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (b. 1936)
2016
Barry Jenner, American actor (b. 1941)
2015
Christopher Marshall, English physician and biologist (b. 1948)
2015
Sean Price, American rapper (b. 1972)
2015
Gus Mortson, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1925)
2015
Sam S. Walker, American general (b. 1925)
2014
Menahem Golan, Israeli director and producer (b. 1929)
2014
Charles Keating, English-American actor (b. 1941)
2014
Leonardo Legaspi, Filipino archbishop (b. 1935)
2014
Peter Sculthorpe, Australian composer and conductor (b. 1929)
2014
Red Wilson, American football and baseball player (b. 1929)
2013
Karen Black, American actress (b. 1939)
2013
Johannes Bluyssen, Dutch bishop (b. 1926)
2013
Fernando Castro Pacheco, Mexican painter, engraver, and illustrator (b. 1918)
2013
Igor Kurnosov, Russian chess player (b. 1985)
2013
Regina Resnik, American soprano and actress (b. 1922)
2012
Fay Ajzenberg-Selove, German-American physicist and academic (b. 1926)
2012
Ruth Etchells, English poet and academic (b. 1931)
2012
Surya Lesmana, Indonesian footballer and manager (b. 1944)
2012
Kurt Maetzig, German director and screenwriter (b. 1911)
2010
Patricia Neal, American actress (b. 1926)
2009
Daniel Jarque, Spanish footballer (b. 1983)
2008
Orville Moody, American golfer (b. 1933)
2007
Ma Lik, Chinese journalist and politician (b. 1952)
2007
Melville Shavelson, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1917)
2005
Barbara Bel Geddes, American actress (b. 1922)
2005
Ahmed Deedat, South African missionary and author (b. 1918)
2005
John H. Johnson, American publisher, founded the Johnson Publishing Company (b. 1918)
2005
Gene Mauch, American baseball player and manager (b. 1925)
2005
Dean Rockwell, American commander, wrestler, and coach (b. 1912)
2005
Monica Sjöö, Swedish-English painter (b. 1938)
2004
Leon Golub, American painter and academic (b. 1922)
2004
Fay Wray, Canadian-American actress (b. 1907)
2003
Dirk Hoogendam, Dutch-German SS officer (b. 1922)
2003
Falaba Issa Traoré, Malian director and playwright (b. 1930)
1998
Mahmoud Saremi, Iranian journalist (b. 1968)
1996
Nevill Francis Mott, English physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1905)
1996
Jüri Randviir, Estonian chess player and journalist (b. 1927)
1992
Abu al-Qasim al-Khoei, Iranian religious leader and scholar (b. 1899)
1991
James Irwin, American colonel, pilot, and astronaut (b. 1930)
1988
Félix Leclerc, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1914)
1988
Alan Napier, English actor (b. 1903)
1987
Danilo Blanuša, Croatian mathematician and physicist (b. 1903)
1985
Louise Brooks, American actress (b. 1906)
1984
Richard Deacon, American actor (b. 1921)
1984
Ellen Raskin, American author and illustrator (b. 1928)
1982
Eric Brandon, English race car driver and businessman (b. 1920)
1981
Thomas McElwee, Irish republican and PIRA volunteer (b. 1957)
1980
Paul Triquet, Canadian general, Victoria Cross recipient (b. 1910)
1979
Nicholas Monsarrat, English lieutenant and author (b. 1910)
1975
Cannonball Adderley, American saxophonist (b. 1928)
1974
Elisabeth Abegg, German anti-Nazi resistance fighter (b. 1882)
1973
Vilhelm Moberg, Swedish historian and author (b. 1898)
1971
Freddie Spencer Chapman, English lieutenant (b. 1907)
1969
Otmar Freiherr von Verschuer, German biologist and eugenicist (b. 1896)
1965
Shirley Jackson, American novelist and short story writer (b. 1916)
1959
Albert Namatjira, Australian painter (b. 1902)
1950
Fergus McMaster, Australian businessman, founded Qantas (b. 1879)
1947
Anton Denikin, Russian general (b. 1872)
1944
Erwin von Witzleben, German field marshal (b. 1881)
1944
Michael Wittmann, German commander (b. 1914)
1940
Johnny Dodds, American clarinet player and saxophonist (b. 1892)
1937
Jimmie Guthrie, Scottish motor cycle racer (b. 1897)
1934
Wilbert Robinson, American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1863)
1930
Launceston Elliot, Scottish wrestler and weightlifter (b. 1874)
1928
Stjepan Radić, Croatian politician (b. 1871)
1921
Juhani Aho, Finnish journalist and author (b. 1861)
1911
William P. Frye, American lawyer and politician (b. 1830)
1909
Mary MacKillop, Australian nun and saint, co-founded the Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart (b. 1842)
1902
James Tissot, French painter and illustrator (b. 1836)
1902
John Henry Twachtman, American painter and academic (b. 1853)
1898
Eugène Boudin, French painter (b. 1824)
1897
Jacob Burckhardt, Swiss historian and academic (b. 1818)
1887
Alexander William Doniphan, American colonel, lawyer, and politician (b. 1808)
1879
Immanuel Hermann Fichte, German philosopher and academic (b. 1797)
1863
Angus MacAskill, Scottish-Canadian giant (b. 1825)
1858
Marie-Claire Heureuse Félicité Bonheur, Hatian Empress (b. 1758)
1828
Carl Peter Thunberg, Swedish botanist and psychologist (b. 1743)
1827
George Canning, English lawyer and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1770)
1759
Carl Heinrich Graun, German tenor and composer (b. 1704)
1747
Madeleine de Verchères, Canadian raid leader (b. 1678)
1746
Francis Hutcheson, Irish philosopher (b. 1694)
1719
Christoph Ludwig Agricola, German painter (b. 1667)
1684
George Booth, 1st Baron Delamer, English politician (b. 1622)
1631
Konstantinas Sirvydas, Lithuanian priest, lexicographer, and academic (b. 1579)
1616
Cornelis Ketel, Dutch painter (b. 1548)
1604
Horio Tadauji, Japanese daimyō (b. 1578)
1588
Alonso Sánchez Coello, Spanish painter (b. 1532)
1555
Oronce Finé, French mathematician and cartographer (b. 1494)
1533
Lucas van Leyden, Dutch artist (b. 1494)
1303
Henry of Castile the Senator, Spanish nobleman (b. 1230)
1171
Henry of Blois, bishop of Winchester (b. 1111)
1002
Almanzor, chief minister and de facto ruler of Córdoba
998
Seo Hui, Korean politician and diplomat (b. 942)
869
Lothair II, Frankish king (b. 835)
753
Hildegar, bishop of Cologne
117
Trajan, Roman emperor (b. 53)

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