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On This Day in History:  June 8

June 8 is the 159th day of the year (160th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 206 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2020
Mega Millions lottery jackpot rolls to $410 million. After 33 drawings without a jackpot winner, the multi-state Mega Millions lottery game now boasts a swelling jackpot of $410 million that could instantly put the winner among the wealthiest people on the planet.
2019
One lottery ticket sold in California wins $530 million Mega Millions jackpot. Somebody in California just added half a billion dollars to their bank account.
2018
NJ man claims $315.3 million Powerball lottery jackpot. Tayeb Souami was all smiles Friday as New Jersey lottery officials announced that he was the winner of the $315.3 million Powerball jackpot.
2017
$435 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot on track to 17-month high. By Saturday evening, the multi-state Powerball lottery jackpot will almost certainly become the largest US lottery jackpot since the game's monstrous $1.6 billion record in Jan. 2016.
2016
Mega Millions ponderously reaches $280 million. Lottery Post examines the current Mega Millions jackpot situation, which is both awe-inspiring in its offering of instant wealth, as well as frustrating in its slow ascent.
2013
West Virginia man wins $300,000 in Pick 4 lottery. Larry Hughes of Kimball, West Virginia, may soon have relatives he never knew he had coming out to Kimball to visit him after winning $302,600 on Thursday night's Daily 4 drawing.
2010
S.C. Lottery goes dark on Election Day. For those looking to test your luck in the South Carolina state lottery, you won't be able to Tuesday.
2010
Largest lottery prize in Canadian history hits $70M mark. Canadians will have a shot at the country's largest-ever lottery prize total this Friday -- $70 million.
2009
Forgotten lottery ticket worth $250,000. A lottery ticket tucked away in a wallet for months turned out to be a winner, worth $250,000.
2009
N.Y. Lottery funds college scholarships. Proceeds from the New York Lottery are funding college scholarships for more than 1,200 students statewide.
2009
IL Senator again pushes for online lottery ticket sales. One Illinois State Senator is pushing internet sales for the lottery to help ease the lines at stores, but some are not too excited about the idea.
2009
Study finds wealthy counties get most benefit from Indiana Lottery profits. A newspaper's review of the Hoosier Lottery has found that while lower-income players disproportionately fund the lottery, the state transfers lottery profits disproportionately to the wealthiest counties.
2007
$6.9M lottery winner steps forward. After 76 suspenseful days, a winner has stepped forward to claim the record-breaking $6.9 million lottery prize for the Match 6 ticket sold at Giant Eagle supermarket in Ebensburg.
2007
Vermont man finds lottery winner in wallet. A Swanton, Vermont, man who read a news report about unclaimed Megabucks winnings discovered he had one of the $10,000 tickets in his wallet, Vermont Lottery officials said Thursday.
2007
West Virgina Lottery's help line under scrutiny. The director of the West Virginia Lottery asked for an investigation Tuesday of allegations over the Lottery's handling of the state's Problem Gambler Help Network.
2006
California judge rules in favor of Mega Millions lottery. California Lottery officials announced that the Sacramento Superior Court ruled California's participation in the multi-state Mega Millions game is legal, and that it does not require specific legislative approval.
2006
New TV drama about lottery winners gets mixed reviews. "Windfall" is a new NBC drama about twenty people from differing backgrounds who split a $386 million jackpot after winning with a group lottery ticket.
2006
Whittaker sued by casino over bad checks. Caesars casino is suing the winner of a $315 million lottery jackpot, claiming he bounced checks worth $1.5 million trying to cover gambling losses.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$447.8 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 10, 2017
2.$414 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jun 9, 2020
3.$280 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jun 10, 2016
4.$259.8 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 11, 2014
5.$205 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 9, 2012
6.€156 Million
US$204.89 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jun 8, 2012
7.€165.8 Million
US$187.97 Million
Draw Date
Jun 8, 2019
8.€118 Million
US$159.9 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jun 10, 2014
9.€139 Million
US$157.39 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jun 11, 2019
10.€112 Million
US$148.84 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jun 11, 2013
11.$127 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jun 8, 2018
12.€110 Million
US$124.07 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jun 9, 2015
13.$123 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 8, 2016
14.€90 Million
US$105.91 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Jun 8, 2018
15.$105 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 9, 2018
16.€92.62 Million
US$104.99 Million
Draw Date
Jun 9, 2016
17.€68 Million
US$97.93 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jun 10, 2011
18.$95 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jun 10, 2003
19.€84 Million
US$94.74 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jun 10, 2016
20.$90 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Jun 9, 2017
21.$87 Million
Draw Date
Jun 9, 2004
21.$87 Million
Draw Date
Jun 9, 2004
23.€58 Million
US$81.34 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Jun 12, 2009
24.$73 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Jun 10, 2006
25.$72.8 Million
Draw Date
Jun 9, 2014

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1983
Wednesday, Jun 8, 1983
37 years old
1975
Sunday, Jun 8, 1975
45 years old
1973
Friday, Jun 8, 1973
47 years old
1973
Friday, Jun 8, 1973
47 years old
1971
Tuesday, Jun 8, 1971
49 years old
1968
Saturday, Jun 8, 1968
52 years old
1967
Thursday, Jun 8, 1967
53 years old
1967
Thursday, Jun 8, 1967
53 years old
1965
Tuesday, Jun 8, 1965
55 years old
1965
Tuesday, Jun 8, 1965
55 years old
1962
Friday, Jun 8, 1962
58 years old
1958
Sunday, Jun 8, 1958
62 years old
1956
Friday, Jun 8, 1956
64 years old
1949
Wednesday, Jun 8, 1949
71 years old
1948
Tuesday, Jun 8, 1948
72 years old
(year not provided)
(year not provided)

Worldwide Events On This Day

2014
At least 28 people are killed in an attack at Jinnah International Airport, Karachi, Pakistan.
2009
Two American journalists are found guilty of illegally entering North Korea and sentenced to 12 years of penal labour.
2008
At least 37 miners go missing after an explosion in a Ukrainian coal mine causes it to collapse.
2008
At least seven people are killed and ten injured in a stabbing spree in Tokyo, Japan.
2007
Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, is hit by the State's worst storms and flooding in 30 years resulting in the death of nine people and the grounding of a trade ship, the MV Pasha Bulker.
2004
The first Venus Transit in well over a century takes place, the previous one being in 1882.
2001
Mamoru Takuma kills eight and injures 15 in a mass stabbing at an elementary school in the Osaka Prefecture of Japan.
1995
Downed U.S. Air Force pilot CaptainScott O'Grady is rescued by U.S. Marines in Bosnia.
1992
The first World Oceans Day is celebrated, coinciding with the Earth Summit held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
1987
New Zealand's Labour government establishes a national nuclear-free zone under the New Zealand Nuclear Free Zone, Disarmament, and Arms Control Act 1987.
1984
Homosexuality is declared legal in the Australian state of New South Wales.
1982
Bluff Cove Air Attacks during the Falklands War: Fifty-six British servicemen are killed by an Argentine air attack on two landing ships, RFA Sir Galahad and RFA Sir Tristram.
1972
Vietnam War: Nine-year-old Phan Thị Kim Phúc is burned by napalm, an event captured by Associated Press photographer Nick Ut moments later while the young girl is seen running down a road, in what would become an iconic, Pulitzer Prize-winning photo.
1967
Six-Day War: The USS Liberty incident occurs, killing 34 and wounding 171.
1966
An F-104 Starfighter collides with XB-70 Valkyrie prototype no. 2, destroying both aircraft during a photo shoot near Edwards Air Force Base. Joseph A. Walker, a NASA test pilot, and Carl Cross, a United States Air Force test pilot, are both killed.
1966
Topeka, Kansas, is devastated by a tornado that registers as an "F5" on the Fujita scale: The first to exceed US$100 million in damages. Sixteen people are killed, hundreds more injured, and thousands of homes damaged or destroyed.
1966
The National Football League and American Football League announced a merger effective in 1970.
1959
The USS Barbero and United States Postal Service attempt the delivery of mail via Missile Mail.
1953
An F5 tornado hits Beecher, Michigan, killing 116, injuring 844, and destroying 340 homes.
1953
The United States Supreme Court rules that restaurants in Washington, D.C. cannot refuse to serve black patrons.
1949
Helen Keller, Dorothy Parker, Danny Kaye, Fredric March, John Garfield, Paul Muni and Edward G. Robinson are named in an FBI report as Communist Party members.
1949
George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four is published.
1943
World War II: The two-day Battle of Porta between the Royal Italian Army and the Greek People's Liberation Army begins.
1942
World War II: The Japanese imperial submarines I-21 and I-24 shell the Australian cities of Sydney and Newcastle.
1941
World War II: The Allies commence the Syria-Lebanon Campaign against the possessions of Vichy France in the Levant.
1940
World War II: The completion of Operation Alphabet, the evacuation of Allied forces from Narvik at the end of the Norwegian Campaign.
1929
Margaret Bondfield is appointed Minister of Labour. She is the first woman appointed to the Cabinet of the United Kingdom.
1928
Second Northern Expedition: The National Revolutionary Army captures Peking, whose name is changed to Beijing ("Northern Capital").
1918
Nova Aquila, brightest nova since Kepler's nova of 1604, discovered
1918
A solar eclipse is observed at Baker City, Oregon by scientists and an artist hired by the United States Navy.
1912
Carl Laemmle incorporates Universal Pictures.
1906
Theodore Roosevelt signs the Antiquities Act into law, authorizing the President to restrict the use of certain parcels of public land with historical or conservation value.
1887
Herman Hollerith applies for US patent #395,781 for the 'Art of Compiling Statistics', which was his punched cardcalculator.
1867
Coronation of Franz Joseph as King of Hungary following the Austro-Hungarian compromise (Ausgleich).
1862
American Civil War: Battle of Cross Keys: Confederate forces under General Stonewall Jackson save the Army of Northern Virginia from a Union assault on the James Peninsula led by General George B. McClellan.
1861
American Civil War: Tennessee secedes from the Union.
1856
A group of 194 Pitcairn Islanders, descendants of the mutineers of HMS Bounty, arrives at Norfolk Island, commencing the Third Settlement of the Island.
1794
Robespierre inaugurates the French Revolution's new state religion, the Cult of the Supreme Being, with large organized festivals all across France.
1789
James Madison introduces twelve proposed amendments to the United States Constitution in Congress.
1783
Laki, a volcano in Iceland, begins an eight-month eruption which kills over 9,000 people and starts a seven-year famine.
1776
American Revolutionary War: American attackers are driven back at the Battle of Trois-Rivières.
1405
Richard le Scrope, the Archbishop of York, and Thomas Mowbray, Earl of Norfolk, are executed in York on Henry IV's orders.
1191
Richard I arrives in Acre, beginning his crusade.
1042
Edward the Confessor becomes King of England, one of the last Anglo-Saxon kings of England.
793
Vikings raid the abbey at Lindisfarne in Northumbria, commonly accepted as the beginning of Norse activity in the British Isles.
632
Muhammad, Islamic prophet, dies in Medina.
452
Italy invaded by Attila the Hun.
218
Battle of Antioch: With the support of the Syrian legions, Elagabalus defeats the forces of emperor Macrinus. He flees, but is captured near Chalcedon and later executed in Cappadocia.

Births On This Day

2004
Francesca Capaldi, American actress
1997
Jeļena Ostapenko, Latvian tennis player
1996
Doğanay Kılıç, Turkish footballer
1992
Sebá, Brazilian footballer
1990
Todd Barclay, New Zealand politician
1990
Mickey Bushell, English wheelchair racer
1989
Timea Bacsinszky, Swiss tennis player
1989
Mitchell Schwartz, American football player
1987
Coralie Balmy, French swimmer
1987
Issiar Dia, Senegalese footballer
1986
Patrick Kaleta, American ice hockey player
1986
Andrej Sekera, Slovak ice hockey player
1985
Alexandre Despatie, Canadian diver
1985
Rosanna Pansino, American actress, writer and TV personality
1984
Javier Mascherano, Argentinian footballer
1983
Gaines Adams, American football player (d. 2010)
1983
Kim Clijsters, Belgian tennis player
1983
Pantelis Kapetanos, Greek footballer
1983
Coby Karl, American basketball player
1982
Matteo Barbini, Italian rugby player
1982
Michael Cammalleri, Canadian ice hockey player
1982
Dickson Etuhu, Nigerian footballer
1982
Irina Lăzăreanu, Romanian-Canadian model and singer
1982
Nadia Petrova, Russian tennis player
1981
Alex Band, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1981
Matteo Meneghello, Italian race car driver
1981
Sara Watkins, American singer-songwriter and fiddler
1980
Gustavo Manduca, Brazilian footballer
1980
Jamie Spencer, Irish jockey
1979
Alexei Kozlov, Estonian figure skater
1979
Pete Orr, Canadian-American baseball player
1979
Derek Trucks, American guitarist and songwriter
1979
Adine Wilson, New Zealand netball player
1979
Rob Holliday, American singer-songwriter and bass player
1979
İpek Şenoğlu, Turkish tennis player
1978
Eun Ji-won, South Korean rapper, dancer, and producer
1978
Maria Menounos, American television journalist
1977
Kanye West, American rapper, producer, director, and fashion designer
1976
Eion Bailey, American actor
1976
Lindsay Davenport, American tennis player and coach
1976
Kenji Johjima, Japanese baseball player
1976
Catherine McKinnell, English lawyer and politician
1975
Emm Gryner, Canadian singer-songwriter
1975
Bryan McCabe, Canadian-American ice hockey player
1975
Mark Ricciuto, Australian footballer and sportscaster
1975
Shilpa Shetty, Indian actress and producer
1974
Pål Arne Fagernes, Norwegian javelin thrower (d. 2003)
1974
Lauren Burns, Australian taekwondo practitioner
1974
Alma Lepina, Latvian figure skater
1973
Lexa Doig, Canadian model and actress
1973
Bryant Reeves, American basketball player
1972
Christian Mayrleb, Austrian footballer
1971
Mark Feuerstein, American actor, director, and producer
1970
Gabrielle Giffords, American businesswoman and politician
1970
Kwame Kilpatrick, American educator and politician, 68th Mayor of Detroit
1970
Steve Renouf, Australian rugby league player and sportscaster
1970
Troy Vincent, American football player
1969
David Barnhill, Australian rugby league player and coach
1969
J. P. Manoux, American actor
1969
Marcos Siega, American director and producer
1968
Rob Ray, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster
1967
Dan Futterman, American actor, screenwriter and producer
1967
Russell E. Morris, Professor of Materials Chemistry at the University of St Andrews
1966
Julianna Margulies, American actress
1966
Doris Pearson, English singer-songwriter and choreographer
1965
Kevin Farley, American screenwriter
1965
Rob Pilatus, German model, dancer and singer (Milli Vanilli) (d. 1998)
1964
Butch Reynolds, American runner and coach
1963
Karen Kingsbury, American journalist and author
1963
Antoaneta Todorova, Bulgarian javelin thrower
1962
John Gibbons, American baseball player and manager
1962
Andreas Keim, German footballer
1962
Nick Rhodes, English keyboard player and producer
1961
Mary Bonauto, American lawyer and gay rights activist
1960
Mick Hucknall, English singer-songwriter
1960
Terje Gewelt, Norwegian bassist
1960
Thomas Steen, Swedish ice hockey player and coach
1959
Mohsen Kadivar, Iranian philosopher
1958
Louise Richardson, Irish political scientist and academic
1958
Keenen Ivory Wayans, American actor, director, and screenwriter
1957
Scott Adams, American author and illustrator
1957
Don Robinson, American baseball player and politician
1957
Sonja Vectomov, Czech/Finnish sculptor
1956
Udo Bullmann, German politician
1956
Jonathan Potter, English psychologist, sociolinguist, and academic
1955
Tim Berners-Lee, English computer scientist, best known as the inventor of the World Wide Web
1955
José Antonio Camacho, Spanish footballer and manager
1955
Griffin Dunne, American actor, director, and producer
1954
Greg Ginn, American punk rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter (Black Flag)
1954
Kiril of Varna, Bulgarian metropolitan (d. 2013)
1954
Sergei Storchak, Ukrainian-Russian politician
1953
Billy Hayes, English union leader
1953
Sandy Nairne, English historian and curator
1953
Ivo Sanader, Croatian historian and politician, 8th Prime Minister of Croatia
1953
Olav Stedje, Norwegian singer-songwriter
1951
Tony Rice, American guitarist and songwriter
1951
Bonnie Tyler, Welsh singer-songwriter
1950
Kathy Baker, American actress
1950
Sônia Braga, Brazilian actress and producer
1949
Emanuel Ax, Polish-American pianist and educator
1949
Hildegard Falck, German runner
1947
Annie Haslam, English singer-songwriter and painter
1947
Sara Paretsky, American author
1947
Eric F. Wieschaus, American biologist, geneticist, and academic Nobel Prize laureate
1946
Graham Henry, New Zealand rugby player and coach
1945
Steven Fromholz, American singer-songwriter, producer, and poet (d. 2014)
1945
Derek Underwood, English cricketer
1944
Mark Belanger, American baseball player (d. 1998)
1944
Marc Ouellet, Canadian cardinal
1944
Boz Scaggs, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1943
Colin Baker, English actor
1943
William Calley, American lieutenant
1943
Willie Davenport, American colonel and hurdler (d. 2002)
1943
Peter Eggert, German footballer and manager
1943
Pierre-André Fournier, Roman Catholic archbishop (d. 2015)
1942
Nikos Konstantopoulos, Greek politician, Greek Minister of the Interior
1942
Doug Mountjoy, Welsh snooker player
1941
Robert Bradford, Northern Irish politician and activist (d. 1981)
1941
George Pell, Australian cardinal
1940
Nancy Sinatra, American singer and actress
1939
Herb Adderley, American football player
1938
Angelo Amato, Italian cardinal
1937
Gillian Clarke, Welsh poet and playwright
1936
James Darren, American actor
1936
Kenneth G. Wilson, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2013)
1935
Molade Okoya-Thomas, Nigerian businessman and philanthropist (d. 2015)
1934
Millicent Martin, English actress and singer
1933
Rommie Loudd, American football player and coach (d. 1998)
1933
Joan Rivers, American comedian, actress, and television host (d. 2014)
1933
Robert Stevens, English lawyer and academic
1932
Ray Illingworth, English cricketer and sportscaster
1932
Ian Kirkwood, Lord Kirkwood, Scottish lawyer and judge (d. 2017)
1931
James Goldstone, American director and screenwriter (d. 1999)
1931
Dana Wynter, British actress (d. 2011)
1930
Robert Aumann, German-American mathematician and economist, Nobel Prize laureate
1930
Marcel Léger, Canadian lawyer and politician (d. 1993)
1929
Nada Inada, Japanese psychiatrist and author (d. 2013)
1927
Jerry Stiller, American actor, comedian and producer
1925
Barbara Bush, American wife of George H. W. Bush, 41st First Lady of the United States (d. 2018)
1924
Billie Dawe, Canadian ice hockey player and manager (d. 2013)
1924
Kenneth Waltz, American political scientist and academic (d. 2013)
1921
Gordon McLendon, American broadcaster and businessman (d. 1986)
1921
Olga Nardone, American actress (d. 2010)
1921
LeRoy Neiman, American soldier and painter (d. 2012)
1921
Alexis Smith, Canadian-born American actress and singer (d. 1993)
1921
Suharto, Indonesian soldier and politician, 2nd President of Indonesia (d. 2008)
1920
Gwen Harwood, Australian poet and playwright (d. 1995)
1919
John R. Deane, Jr., American general (d. 2013)
1918
George Edward Hughes, Irish-New Zealand philosopher and logician (d. 1994)
1918
Robert Preston, American captain, actor, and singer (d. 1987)
1918
John D. Roberts, American chemist and academic (d. 2016)
1918
John H. Ross, American captain and pilot (d. 2013)
1917
Byron White, American football player and judge (d. 2002)
1916
Francis Crick, English biologist, biophysicist, and neuroscientist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2004)
1916
Luigi Comencini, Italian director and screenwriter (d. 2007)
1916
Richard Pousette-Dart, American painter and educator (d. 1992)
1915
Kayyar Kinhanna Rai, Indian journalist, author, and poet (d. 2015)
1912
Wilhelmina Barns-Graham, British abstract painter (d. 2004)
1912
Maurice Bellemare, Canadian lawyer and politician (d. 1989)
1912
Harry Holtzman, American painter (d. 1987)
1911
Edmundo Rivero, Argentinian singer-songwriter (d. 1986)
1910
C. C. Beck, American illustrator (d. 1989)
1910
John W. Campbell, American journalist and author (d. 1971)
1910
Fernand Fonssagrives, French-American photographer, sculptor, and painter (d. 2003)
1903
Ralph Yarborough, American colonel and politician (d. 1996)
1903
Marguerite Yourcenar, Belgian-French author and poet (d. 1987)
1900
Lena Baker, African-American maid executed for capital murder, later pardoned posthumously (d. 1945)
1899
Eugène Lapierre, Canadian organist, composer and arts administrator (d. 1970)
1897
John G. Bennett, English mathematician and technologist (d. 1974)
1895
Santiago Bernabéu Yeste, Spanish footballer and manager (d. 1978)
1894
Erwin Schulhoff, Czech composer and pianist (d. 1942)
1893
Ernst Marcus, German zoologist (d. 1968)
1893
Gaby Morlay, French actress (d. 1964)
1891
William Funnell, Australian public servant (d. 1962)
1885
Karl Genzken, German physician (d. 1957)
1876
Alexandre Tuffère, Greek-French triple jumper (d. 1958)
1875
Ernst Enno, Estonian poet and author (d. 1934)
1872
Jan Frans De Boever, Belgian painter and illustrator (d. 1949)
1868
Robert Robinson Taylor, American architect (d. 1942)
1867
Frank Lloyd Wright, American architect, designed the Price Tower and Fallingwater (d. 1959)
1860
Alicia Boole Stott, Irish-English mathematician and theorist (d. 1940)
1859
Smith Wigglesworth, English evangelist (d. 1947)
1855
George Charles Haité, English painter and illustrator (d. 1924)
1854
Douglas Cameron, Canadian politician, 8th Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba (d. 1921)
1852
Guido Banti, Italian physician and pathologist (d. 1925)
1851
Jacques-Arsène d'Arsonval, French physician and physicist (d. 1940)
1842
John Q. A. Brackett, American lawyer and politician, 36th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1918)
1831
Thomas J. Higgins, Canadian-American sergeant, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1917)
1829
John Everett Millais, English painter and illustrator (d. 1896)
1813
David Dixon Porter, American admiral (d. 1891)
1810
Robert Schumann, German composer and critic (d. 1856)
1788
Charles A. Wickliffe, American politician, 14th Governor of Kentucky (d. 1869)
1757
Ercole Consalvi, Italian cardinal (d. 1824)
1745
Caspar Wessel, Norwegian-Danish mathematician and cartographer (d. 1818)
1724
John Smeaton, English engineer, designed the Coldstream Bridge and Perth Bridge (d. 1794)
1717
John Collins, American lawyer and politician, 3rd Governor of Rhode Island (d. 1795)
1671
Tomaso Albinoni, Italian violinist and composer (d. 1751)
1625
Giovanni Domenico Cassini, Italian-French mathematician and astronomer (d. 1712)
1593
George I Rákóczi, prince of Transylvania (d. 1648)
1552
Gabriello Chiabrera, Italian poet and author (d. 1638)
1508
Primož Trubar, Slovenian Protestant reformer (d. 1586)
1332
Cangrande II della Scala, Lord of Verona (d. 1359)
1236
Violant of Aragon, queen consort of Castile and León (d. 1301)
862
Emperor Xizong of Tang (d. 888)

Deaths On This Day

2018
Anthony Bourdain, American chef (b. 1956)
2017
Sam Panopoulos, Greek cook (b. 1934)
2015
Chea Sim, Cambodian commander and politician (b. 1932)
2014
Alexander Imich, Polish-American chemist, parapsychologist, and academic (b. 1903)
2014
Yoshihito, Prince Katsura of Japan (b. 1948)
2013
Paul Cellucci, American soldier and politician, 69th Governor of Massachusetts (b. 1948)
2013
Yoram Kaniuk, Israeli painter, journalist, and critic (b. 1930)
2013
Taufiq Kiemas, Indonesian politician, 5th First Spouse of Indonesia (b. 1942)
2012
Pete Brennan, American basketball player (b. 1936)
2012
Charles E. M. Pearce, New Zealand-Australian mathematician and academic (b. 1940)
2012
Ghassan Tueni, Lebanese journalist, academic, and politician (b. 1926)
2010
Crispian St. Peters, English singer-songwriter (b. 1939)
2009
Omar Bongo, Gabonese captain and politician, President of Gabon (b. 1935)
2009
Habib Tanvir, Most popular Indian Urdu, Hindi playwrights, a theatre director, poet and actor.(b.1923)
2008
Šaban Bajramović, Serbian singer-songwriter (b. 1936)
2006
Jaxon, American illustrator and publisher, co-founded Rip Off Press (b. 1941)
2006
Matta El Meskeen, Egyptian monk, theologian, and author (b. 1919)
2004
Charles Hyder, American astrophysicist and academic (b. 1930)
2004
Mack Jones, American baseball player (b. 1938)
2001
Alex de Renzy, American director and producer (b. 1935)
2000
Jeff MacNelly, American cartoonist (b. 1948)
1998
Sani Abacha, Nigerian general and politician, 10th President of Nigeria (b. 1943)
1998
Maria Reiche, German mathematician and archaeologist (b. 1903)
1997
George Turner, Australian author and critic (b. 1916)
1997
Karen Wetterhahn, American chemist and academic (b. 1948)
1987
Alexander Iolas, Egyptian-American art collector (b. 1907)
1984
Gordon Jacob, English composer and academic (b. 1895)
1982
Satchel Paige, American baseball player and coach (b. 1906)
1976
Thorleif Schjelderup-Ebbe, Norwegian zoologist and psychologist (b. 1894)
1971
J.I. Rodale, American author and playwright (b. 1898)
1970
Abraham Maslow, American psychologist and academic (b. 1908)
1969
Arunachalam Mahadeva, Sri Lankan politician and diplomat (b. 1885)
1969
Robert Taylor, American actor and singer (b. 1911)
1968
Elizabeth Enright, American author and illustrator (b. 1909)
1968
Ludovico Scarfiotti, Italian race car driver (b. 1933)
1966
Anton Melik, Slovenian geographer and academic (b. 1890)
1965
Edmondo Rossoni, Italian politician (b. 1884)
1959
Leslie Johnson, English race car driver (b. 1912)
1956
Marie Laurencin, French painter and sculptor (b. 1883)
1951
Eugène Fiset, Canadian physician, general, and politician, 18th Lieutenant Governor of Quebec (b. 1874)
1951
Oswald Pohl, German SS officer (b. 1892)
1945
Karl Hanke, Polish-German soldier and politician (b. 1903)
1929
Bliss Carman, Canadian-American poet and playwright (b. 1861)
1924
Andrew Irvine, English mountaineer and explorer (b. 1902)
1924
George Mallory, English lieutenant and mountaineer (b. 1886)
1899
Mary of the Divine Heart, German nun and saint (b. 1863)
1889
Gerard Manley Hopkins, English poet (b. 1844)
1885
Ignace Bourget, Canadian bishop (b. 1799)
1876
George Sand, French author and playwright (b. 1804)
1874
Cochise, American tribal chief (b. 1805)
1857
Douglas William Jerrold, English journalist and playwright (b. 1803)
1846
Rodolphe Töpffer, Swiss teacher, author, painter, cartoonist, and caricaturist (b. 1799)
1845
Andrew Jackson, American general, judge, and politician, 7th President of the United States (b. 1767)
1835
Gian Domenico Romagnosi, Italian economist and jurist (b. 1761)
1831
Sarah Siddons, Welsh actress (b. 1755)
1809
Thomas Paine, English-American theorist and author (b. 1737)
1795
Louis XVII of France (b. 1785)
1771
George Montagu-Dunk, 2nd Earl of Halifax, English politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (b. 1716)
1768
Johann Joachim Winckelmann, German archaeologist and scholar (b. 1717)
1727
August Hermann Francke, German-Lutheran pietist, philanthropist, and scholar (b. 1663)
1716
Johann Wilhelm, Elector Palatine, German son of Landgravine Elisabeth Amalie of Hesse-Darmstadt (b. 1658)
1714
Sophia of Hanover (b. 1630)
1651
Tokugawa Iemitsu, Japanese shōgun (b. 1604)
1628
Rudolph Goclenius, German lexicographer and philosopher (b. 1547)
1621
Anne de Xainctonge, French saint, founded the Society of the Sisters of Saint Ursula of the Blessed Virgin (b. 1567)
1612
Hans Leo Hassler, German organist and composer (b. 1562)
1611
Jean Bertaut, French bishop and poet (b. 1552)
1600
Edward Fortunatus, German nobleman (b. 1565)
1505
Hongzhi Emperor of China (b. 1470)
1501
George Gordon, 2nd Earl of Huntly, Earl of Huntly and Lord Chancellor of Scotland (b. 1440)
1492
Elizabeth Woodville, Queen consort of England (b. 1437)
1476
George Neville, English archbishop and academic (b. 1432)
1405
Richard le Scrope, Archbishop of York (b. c.1350)
1405
Thomas de Mowbray, 4th Earl of Norfolk (b. 1385)
1384
Kan'ami, Japanese actor and playwright (b. 1333)
1383
Thomas de Ros, 4th Baron de Ros, English politician (b. 1338)
1376
Edward, the Black Prince, English son of Edward III of England (b. 1330)
1290
Beatrice Portinari, object of Dante Alighieri's adoration (b. 1266)
1154
William of York, English archbishop and saint
1042
Harthacnut, English-Danish king (b. 1018)
951
Zhao Ying, Chinese chancellor (b. 885)
696
Chlodulf, bishop of Metz (or 697)
632
Muhammad, the central figure of Islam, widely regarded as its founder (b. 570/571)

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