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On This Day in History:  November 8

November 8 is the 312th day of the year (313th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 53 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2019
British pro gambler took aim at $25.8M CT Lotto jackpot, buying hundreds of thousands of tickets. A professional gambler traveled from Great Britain to Connecticut in recent weeks with an audacious plan — to spend as much as $2 million buying "Quick Pick" Lotto tickets by the hundreds of thousands at local convenience stores in hopes of winning the Nov. 1 near-record Connecticut Lotto jackpot of $25.8 million.
2019
SC residents to start receiving lottery rebate checks, even if they didn't play. South Carolina residents will be receiving rebate checks from the SC Lottery, even if they have never played a single lottery game before.
2019
Woman who won lottery before wedding wins again on anniversary. A North Carolina woman who won a $50,000 lottery jackpot three days before her wedding scored another big win on her one year anniversary.
2018
Lottery flub pays off: Michigan co-workers win $1M. A Mega Millions mistake by an office employee is paying off for her and 20 of her Ottawa County coworkers.
2016
N.C. man safeguards winning lottery ticket inside of paint sprayer. After winning $750,000 on a lottery scratch card, a North Carolina man hid his winning ticket in an unusual place.
2016
Alleged Jamaican lottery scam kingpin arrested in Kingston. A man accused of spearheading a lottery scam that bilked at least 70 mostly elderly U.S. residents out of millions of dollars has been arrested in Jamaica, authorities said Monday.
2009
N.H. man wins lottery jackpot twice in four years. A Navy war veteran who survived a jet fighter crash in Korea, was a POW who escaped his captors, and made it home to the U.S. to marry his true love and raise three boys, is the first New Hampshire resident to win a lottery grand prize twice.
2009
Police arrest four in Chicago lottery ticket scam. Police arrested two men and two women earlier this week who allegedly ran a lottery ticket scam that targeted elderly Hispanic victims.
2008
Pennsylvania Lottery declares 'foul' during Nov. 7 Cash 5 drawing. Pennsylvania Lottery officials declared a foul during the Friday, Nov. 7, Cash 5 drawing after the machine failed to drop the first numbered ball, 34, into the viewing chamber in a reasonable amount of time.
2007
Tennessee Lottery oversight meeting delayed. The Joint Lottery Oversight Committee in Tennessee, which was scheduled to meet this month to discuss the many problems recently plaguing the Tennessee Lottery, has been delayed.
2007
Chinese Man Hacks Lottery System, Gets Life in Prison. A Chinese lottery ticket seller has been sentenced to life in prison after taking advantage of a flaw in the system, which netted him 28 million yuan ($3.76 million) in tickets.
2005
Powerball lottery winners talk about hitting the jackpot. When Carolyn West's parents asked her if she wanted to "go in" on a Powerball ticket, her husband told her not to waste her money. She didn't listen to him, and it turned out to be a decision worth millions.
2005
Winners of $340 million Powerball lottery step forward. Two couples from Jacksonville, Oregon, are splitting the largest Powerball jackpot in history.
2005
N.C. Gov. says lottery can overcome setbacks. North Carolina Governor Mike Easley says he thinks North Carolina's new and beleaguered lottery can overcome recent setbacks that led to a criminal investigation over alleged lobbying violations.
2005
N.C. Lottery ticket plan may kill video poker. One of North Carolina's top lawmakers Friday called for banning the sale of lottery tickets at businesses with video poker machines, a ban one operator said would effectively kill the video poker business.
2005
Texas Lottery worker is fired after e-mail. The Texas lottery fired a senior systems analyst on Friday, hours after a newspaper reported that he had sent a scathing e-mail to two state lawmakers claiming that the agency misled the Legislature about an emergency control center that he says doesn't work.
2005
New Yorkers going ape for $50M 'King Kong' lottery. The state lottery's new "King Kong Millions" game is guaranteeing a jackpot of at least $50 million, spurring New Yorkers yesterday to line up for their first crack at tickets.
2005
GTECH awarded N.J. lottery contract despite highest bid. The state of New Jersey yesterday signed a five-year extension with longtime lottery manager GTECH Corp., despite a competitor's offer to do the job for $32 million less.
2005
N.C. Lottery may need bigger consequences for lapse in ethics. North Carolina is one of the few states in the nation without a broad ethics law, though North Carolina laws do have provisions against taking bribes or kickbacks.
2004
Mega Millions jackpot increases to $90 million. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery grew to $90 million Saturday.
2004
$52 Million Powerball Jackpot Up for Grabs. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Saturday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $52 million, with a cash option of $28.6 million.
2004
Winner of a Lottery Jackpot Is Accused in Check Fraud. People who win millions of dollars in the lottery often find long-lost friends stopping by, but a Long Island woman who recently hit for $5 million found herself suddenly popular with Nassau County detectives.
2004
UK National Lottery Celebrates 10 Years. Celebrations to mark 10 years of the National Lottery have taken place across the UK on Saturday.
2004
Suit seeks $213M in lottery winnings. A Mississippi man filed suit last week against the Tennessee Education Lottery Corp. saying he lost a Powerball ticket worth $213 million after the lottery's telephone voice recording gave him the wrong winning numbers.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$236 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 9, 2016
2.$225 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 8, 2005
3.$203 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 8, 2014
4.€152 Million
US$194.27 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Nov 10, 2006
5.€152 Million
US$193.39 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Nov 9, 2012
6.$180 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 10, 2015
7.$168 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 10, 2012
8.$145 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 8, 2019
9.€111 Million
US$119.07 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Nov 10, 2015
10.$115 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 8, 2013
11.€96 Million
US$105.87 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Nov 8, 2019
12.€90 Million
US$102.05 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Nov 9, 2018
13.$96 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 11, 2009
14.$93 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 8, 2002
15.$92 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 10, 2018
16.$90 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 9, 2004
16.$90 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 9, 2018
18.€79 Million
US$87.12 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Nov 8, 2019
19.$87 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 9, 2013
20.$82 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 10, 2007
21.$77 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 10, 2009
22.$75 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 8, 2017
23.€53 Million
US$73.15 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Nov 8, 2011
24.$71 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 10, 2017
25.€62 Million
US$70.29 Million
Draw Date
Nov 10, 2018

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1990
Thursday, Nov 8, 1990
29 years old
1988
Tuesday, Nov 8, 1988
31 years old
1987
Sunday, Nov 8, 1987
32 years old
1985
Friday, Nov 8, 1985
34 years old
1975
Saturday, Nov 8, 1975
44 years old
1975
Saturday, Nov 8, 1975
44 years old
1970
Sunday, Nov 8, 1970
49 years old
1968
Friday, Nov 8, 1968
51 years old
1964
Sunday, Nov 8, 1964
55 years old
1962
Thursday, Nov 8, 1962
57 years old
1961
Wednesday, Nov 8, 1961
58 years old
1960
Tuesday, Nov 8, 1960
59 years old
1959
Sunday, Nov 8, 1959
60 years old
1957
Friday, Nov 8, 1957
62 years old
1954
Monday, Nov 8, 1954
65 years old
1950
Wednesday, Nov 8, 1950
69 years old
1912
Friday, Nov 8, 1912
107 years old
(year not provided)
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Worldwide Events On This Day

2016
Indian Prime MinisterNarendra Modi of the BJP party led NDA government, publicly announced the withdrawal of 500 and 1000 denomination banknotes only a few hours before the implementation/imposition of diktat, i.e. from midnight, starting of November 9 (9-11 as per Indian date recordings), from the Indian economy, without popular consent, rendering 86% of Indian currency in circulation invalid.
2016
United States presidential election, 2016: Donald Trump is elected as 45th president of the United States.
2013
Typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest tropical cyclones ever recorded, strikes the Visayas region of the Philippines; the storm left at least 6,340 people dead with over 1,000 still missing, and caused $2.86 billion (2013 USD) in damage.
2011
The potentially hazardous asteroid2005 YU55 passes 0.85 lunar distances from Earth (about 324,600 kilometres or 201,700 miles), the closest known approach by an asteroid of its brightness since 2010 XC15 in 1976.
2006
Israeli-Palestinian conflict: the Israeli Defense Force kill 19 Palestinian civilians in their homes during the shelling of Beit Hanoun.
2004
Iraq War: More than 10,000 U.S. troops and a small number of Iraqi army units participate in a siege on the insurgent stronghold of Fallujah.
2002
Iraq disarmament crisis: UN Security Council Resolution 1441: The United Nations Security Council unanimously approves a resolution on Iraq, forcing Saddam Hussein to disarm or face "serious consequences".
1999
Bruce Miller is killed at his junkyard near Flint, Michigan. His wife Sharee Miller, who convinced her online lover Jerry Cassaday to kill him (before later killing himself) was convicted of the crime, in what became the world's first Internet murder.
1994
Republican Revolution: On the night of the 1994 United States midterm elections, Republicans make historic electoral gains by securing massive majorities in both houses of congress (54 seats in the House and eight seats in the Senate, additionally). Thus bringing a close to four decades of Democratic domination.
1987
Remembrance Day bombing: A Provisional IRA bomb explodes in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland during a ceremony honouring those who had died in wars involving British forces. Twelve people are killed and sixty-three wounded.
1977
Manolis Andronikos, a Greek archaeologist and professor at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, discovers the tomb of Philip II of Macedon at Vergina.
1973
The right ear of John Paul Getty III is delivered to a newspaper together with a ransom note, convincing his father to pay US$2.9 million.
1972
HBO launches its programming, with the broadcast of the 1971 movie Sometimes a Great Notion, starring Paul Newman and Henry Fonda.
1968
The Vienna Convention on Road Traffic is signed to facilitate international road traffic and to increase road safety by standardising the uniform traffic rules among the signatories.
1966
Former Massachusetts Attorney General Edward Brooke becomes the first African American elected to the United States Senate since Reconstruction.
1966
U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson signs into law an antitrust exemption allowing the National Football League to merge with the upstart American Football League.
1965
The British Indian Ocean Territory is created, consisting of Chagos Archipelago, Aldabra, Farquhar and Des Roches islands.
1965
The Murder (Abolition of Death Penalty) Act 1965 is given Royal Assent, formally abolishing the death penalty in the United Kingdom, except in cases of high treason, "piracy with violence" (piracy with intent to kill or cause grievous bodily harm), arson in royal dockyards and espionage, as well as other capital offences under military law. The death penalty would be abolished in all cases in 1998.
1965
The 173rd Airborne is ambushed by over 1,200 Viet Cong in Operation Hump during the Vietnam War, while the 1st Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment fight one of the first set-piece engagements of the war between Australian forces and the Viet Cong at the Battle of Gang Toi.
1957
Pan Am Flight 7 disappears between San Francisco and Honolulu. Wreckage and bodies are discovered a week later.
1957
Operation Grapple X, Round C1: The United Kingdom conducts its first successful hydrogen bomb test over Kiritimati in the Pacific.
1950
Korean War: United States Air Force Lt. Russell J. Brown, while piloting an F-80 Shooting Star, shoots down two North KoreanMiG-15s in the first jet aircraft-to-jet aircraft dogfight in history.
1942
World War II: French Resistance coup in Algiers, in which 400 civilian French patriots neutralize Vichyist XIXth Army Corps after 15 hours of fighting, and arrest several Vichyist generals, allowing the immediate success of Operation Torch in Algiers.
1940
Greco-Italian War: The Italian invasion of Greece fails as outnumbered Greek units repulse the Italians in the Battle of Elaia-Kalamas.
1939
Venlo Incident: Two British agents of SIS are captured by the Germans.
1939
In Munich, Adolf Hitler narrowly escapes the assassination attempt of Georg Elser while celebrating the 16th anniversary of the Beer Hall Putsch.
1937
The Nazi exhibition Der ewige Jude ("The Eternal Jew") opens in Munich.
1936
Spanish Civil War: Francoist troops fail in their effort to capture Madrid, but begin the 3-year Siege of Madrid afterwards.
1933
Great Depression: New Deal: US President Franklin D. Roosevelt unveils the Civil Works Administration, an organization designed to create jobs for more than 4 million unemployed.
1923
Beer Hall Putsch: In Munich, Adolf Hitler leads the Nazis in an unsuccessful attempt to overthrow the German government.
1917
The first Council of People's Commissars is formed, including Vladimir Lenin, Leon Trotsky and Joseph Stalin.
1901
Gospel riots: Bloody clashes take place in Athens following the translation of the Gospels into demotic Greek.
1895
While experimenting with electricity, Wilhelm Röntgen discovers the X-ray.
1892
The New Orleans general strike begins, uniting black and white American trade unionists in a successful four-day general strike action for the first time.
1889
Montana is admitted as the 41st U.S. state.
1861
American Civil War: The "Trent Affair": The USS San Jacinto stops the British mail ship Trent and arrests two Confederate envoys, sparking a diplomatic crisis between the UK and US.
1837
Mary Lyon founds Mount Holyoke Female Seminary, which later becomes Mount Holyoke College.
1745
Charles Edward Stuart invades England with an army of ~5000 that would later participate in the Battle of Culloden.
1644
The Shunzhi Emperor, the third emperor of the Qing dynasty, is enthroned in Beijing after the collapse of the Ming dynasty as the first Qing emperor to rule over China.
1620
The Battle of White Mountain takes place near Prague, ending in a decisive Catholic victory in only two hours.
1614
Japanese daimyōDom Justo Takayama is exiled to the Philippines by shōgun Tokugawa Ieyasu for being Christian.
1605
Robert Catesby, ringleader of the Gunpowder Plotters, is killed.
1602
The Bodleian Library at the University of Oxford is opened to the public.
1576
Eighty Years' War: Pacification of Ghent: The States General of the Netherlands meet and unite to oppose Spanish occupation.
1520
Stockholm Bloodbath begins: A successful invasion of Sweden by Danish forces results in the execution of around 100 people.
1519
Hernán Cortés enters Tenochtitlán and Aztec ruler Moctezuma welcomes him with a great celebration.
1278
Trần Thánh Tông, the second emperor of the Trần dynasty, decides to pass the throne to his crown prince Trần Khâm and take up the post of Retired Emperor.
960
Battle of Andrassos: Byzantines under Leo Phokas the Younger score a crushing victory over the HamdanidEmir of Aleppo, Sayf al-Dawla.

Births On This Day

2000
Jasmine Thompson, English singer
2000
Roy Wang, Chinese singer
1993
Przemek Karnowski, Polish basketball player
1993
Fraser Mullen, Scottish footballer
1992
Christophe Vincent, French footballer
1991
Aaron Fotheringham, American wheelchair athlete
1991
Jack Littlejohn, Australian rugby league player
1991
Dan Middleton, English YouTube personality and pro gamer
1990
Ingrid Puusta, Estonian sailor
1990
SZA, American singer-songwriter
1989
Morgan Schneiderlin, French footballer
1989
Giancarlo Stanton, American baseball player
1988
Jessica Lowndes, Canadian actress and singer
1988
Lucia Slaničková, Slovak heptathlete
1987
Édgar Benítez, Paraguayan footballer
1987
Sam Bradford, American football player
1987
Kazuchika Okada, Japanese professional wrestler
1987
Mohd Faiz Subri, Malaysian footballer
1986
Patricia Mayr-Achleitner, Austrian tennis player
1986
Jamie Roberts, Welsh rugby player
1986
Aaron Swartz, American computer programmer and activist (d. 2013)
1985
Magda Apanowicz, Canadian actress
1985
Míchel, Spanish footballer
1985
Colin Sylvia, Australian rules footballer (d. 2018)
1984
Kuntal Chandra, Bangladeshi cricketer (d. 2012)
1984
Yoko Mitsuya, Japanese model and actress
1984
Steven Webb, English actor
1983
Sinan Güler, Turkish basketball player
1983
Katharina Molitor, German javelin thrower
1983
Remko Pasveer, Dutch footballer
1983
Pavel Pogrebnyak, Russian footballer
1983
Nikola Rachelle, English-New Zealand singer-songwriter and producer
1983
Danielle Valore Evans American short story writer
1982
Ted DiBiase, Jr., American wrestler and actor
1982
Mika Kallio, Finnish motorcycle racer
1982
Sam Sparro, Australian singer-songwriter and producer
1981
Joe Cole, English footballer
1981
Yann Kermorgant, French footballer
1980
Luís Fabiano, Brazilian footballer
1980
Laura Jane Grace, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1980
Holly Walsh, English radio and television host
1979
Andrea Benatti, Italian rugby player
1979
Aaron Hughes, Irish footballer
1978
Matthew Bulbeck, English cricketer
1978
Tim de Cler, Dutch footballer
1978
Maurice Evans, American basketball player
1978
Ali Karimi, Iranian footballer and manager
1978
Kensaku Kishida, Japanese actor and entertainer
1978
Emma Lewell-Buck, English social worker and politician
1978
Júlio Sérgio, Brazilian footballer and manager
1977
Jully Black, Canadian singer-songwriter, producer, and actress
1977
Bucky Covington, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1977
Nick Punto, American baseball player
1976
Brett Lee, Australian cricketer and sportscaster
1976
Colin Strause, American director, producer, and visual effects designer
1975
Brevin Knight, American basketball player and sportscaster
1975
Tara Reid, American actress
1975
Alena Vašková, Czech tennis player
1974
Joshua Ferris, American author
1974
Penelope Heyns, South African swimmer
1974
Masashi Kishimoto, Japanese author and illustrator, created Naruto
1974
Seishi Kishimoto, Japanese illustrator
1973
Sven Mikser, Estonian politician, 22nd Estonian Minister of Defence
1973
David Muir, American journalist
1972
Chris Fydler, Australian swimmer
1972
Gretchen Mol, American model and actress
1971
Carlos Atanes, Spanish director, producer, and screenwriter
1971
Tech N9ne, American musician, record producer, and actor
1970
Tom Anderson, American businessman, co-founded Myspace
1970
David Hemp, Bermudian cricketer
1970
Michael Jackson, Canadian actor
1970
Diana King, Jamaican singer-songwriter
1970
José Porras, Costa Rican footballer and coach
1968
Keith Jones, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster
1968
José Offerman, Dominican baseball player and manager
1968
Sergio Porrini, Italian footballer and manager
1968
Parker Posey, American actress
1967
José Luis Caminero, Spanish footballer
1967
Henry Rodriguez, Dominican baseball player
1967
Courtney Thorne-Smith, American actress
1966
Gordon Ramsay, British chef, restaurateur, and television host/personality
1965
Jeff Blauser, American baseball player and manager
1965
Craig Chester, American actor and screenwriter
1965
Mike Matarazzo, American bodybuilder and boxer (d. 2014)
1963
Paul McKenna, English hypnotist and author
1961
Micky Adams, English footballer and manager
1961
Leif Garrett, American singer, actor, and television personality
1960
Oleg Menshikov, Russian actor, singer, and director
1960
Michael Nyqvist, Swedish actor and producer (d. 2017)
1959
Miroslav Janů, Czech footballer and manager (d. 2013)
1959
Chi Chi LaRue, American drag queen performer and director
1958
Don Byron, American clarinet player and composer
1958
Ken Lamberton, American author and educator
1958
Selçuk Yula, Turkish footballer and journalist (d. 2013)
1957
Alan Curbishley, English footballer and manager
1957
Tim Shaw, American swimmer
1957
Porl Thompson, English guitarist and songwriter
1957
Hardi Volmer, Estonian singer and director
1956
Mari Boine, Norwegian singer-songwriter and producer
1956
Richard Curtis, New Zealand-English screenwriter, film and television producer, and film director
1956
Steven Miller, American record producer and engineer
1955
Patricia Barber, American singer-songwriter and pianist
1955
Jeffrey Ford, American author and educator
1954
David Bret, French-English journalist and author
1954
Michael D. Brown, American lawyer and radio host
1954
Timothy Egan, American journalist and author
1954
Kazuo Ishiguro, Japanese-British novelist, screenwriter, and short story writer.
1954
Rickie Lee Jones, American singer-songwriter and producer
1954
Thanasis Pafilis, Greek jurist and politician
1953
Giorgos Foiros, Greek footballer and manager
1953
John Musker, American animator, director, producer, and screenwriter
1953
Nand Kumar Patel, Indian politician (d. 2013)
1952
John Denny, American baseball player and coach
1952
Christie Hefner, American publisher and businesswoman
1952
Jan Raas, Dutch cyclist
1952
Jerry Remy, American baseball player and sportscaster
1952
Alfre Woodard, American actress
1951
Gerald Alston, American R&B singer
1951
Larry Burnett, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Firefall)
1951
Alfredo Astiz, Argentinian captain
1951
Laura Cox, English lawyer and judge
1951
Peter Suber, American philosopher and academic
1950
Mary Hart, American journalist and actress
1949
Wayne LaPierre, American businessman, author, and activist
1949
Bonnie Raitt, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1948
Dale Gardner, American captain and astronaut (d. 2014)
1947
Michael Perham, English bishop (d. 2017)
1947
Minnie Riperton, American singer-songwriter (d. 1979)
1947
Margaret Rhea Seddon, American physician and astronaut
1947
Lewis Yocum, American physician and surgeon (d. 2013)
1946
Guus Hiddink, Dutch footballer and manager
1946
Roy Wood, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1945
Arduino Cantafora, Italian-Swiss architect, painter, and author
1945
John Farrar, Australian-born music producer, songwriter, arranger, singer, and guitarist
1945
Don Murray, American drummer (The Turtles) (d. 1996)
1945
Vincent Nichols, English cardinal
1945
Arnold Rosner, American composer (d. 2013)
1944
Bonnie Bramlett, American singer and actress (Delaney & Bonnie)
1943
Martin Peters, English footballer and manager
1942
Angel Cordero Jr., Puerto Rican-American jockey
1942
Sandro Mazzola, Italian footballer and sportscaster
1941
Nerys Hughes, Welsh actress
1939
Meg Wynn Owen, Welsh actress
1938
Driss Basri, Moroccan police officer and politician (d. 2007)
1938
Richard Stoker, English composer, author, and poet
1936
Virna Lisi, Italian actress (d. 2014)
1935
Alain Delon, French-Swiss actor, producer, screenwriter
1935
Stratos Dionysiou, Greek singer-songwriter (d. 1990)
1935
Alfonso López Trujillo, Colombian cardinal (d. 2008)
1933
Peter Arundell, English race car driver (d. 2009)
1932
Stéphane Audran, French actress
1932
Ben Bova, American journalist and author
1931
Jim Redman, English-Rhodesian motorcycle racer
1931
Morley Safer, Canadian-American journalist and author (d. 2016)
1931
Paolo Taviani, Italian film director and screenwriter
1929
Bobby Bowden, American football player and coach
1929
António Castanheira Neves, Portuguese philosopher and academic
1928
Des Corcoran, Australian politician, 37th Premier of South Australia (d. 2004)
1928
Ursula Haverbeck, German author and activist
1927
L. K. Advani, Indian lawyer and politician, 7th Deputy Prime Minister of India
1927
Ken Dodd, English singer / comedian (d. 2018)
1927
Chris Connor, American singer (d. 2009)
1927
Nguyễn Khánh, Vietnamese general and politician, 4th President of the Republic of Vietnam (d. 2013)
1927
Patti Page, American singer and actress (d. 2013)
1926
Carroll E. Lanier, American sailor and politician (d. 2012)
1926
Darleane C. Hoffman, American nuclear chemist
1924
Johnny Bower, Canadian ice hockey player and soldier
1924
Joe Flynn, American actor (d. 1974)
1924
Robert V. Hogg, American statistician and academic (d. 2014)
1924
Victorinus Youn Kong-hi, South Korean archbishop
1924
Dmitry Yazov, Marshal of the Soviet Union
1923
Yisrael Friedman, Romanian-born Israeli rabbi (d. 2017)
1923
Jack Kilby, American physicist and engineer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2005)
1922
Christiaan Barnard, South African surgeon and academic (d. 2001)
1922
Thea D. Hodge, American computer scientist and academic (d. 2008)
1922
Ademir Marques de Menezes, Brazilian footballer, coach, and sportscaster (d. 1996)
1921
Douglas Townsend, American composer, musicologist, and academic (d. 2012)
1920
Sitara Devi, Indian actress, dancer, and choreographer (d. 2014)
1920
Esther Rolle, American actress (d. 1998)
1920
Eugênio Sales, Brazilian cardinal (d. 2012)
1919
James S. Ackerman, American historian and academic (d. 2016)
1919
Purushottam Laxman Deshpande, Indian actor, screenwriter, and author (d. 2000)
1918
Kazuo Sakamaki, Japanese soldier (d. 1999)
1918
Hermann Zapf, German typographer and calligrapher (d. 2015)
1916
Lady Ursula d'Abo, English socialite (d. 2017)
1914
Norman Lloyd, American actor, director, and producer
1913
Lou Ambers, American boxer (d. 1995)
1912
June Havoc, American actress, singer and dancer (d. 2010)
1912
Stylianos Pattakos, Greek general and politician, Deputy Prime Minister of Greece (d. 2016)
1911
Al Brosch, American golfer (d. 1975)
1911
Robert Jackson, Australian public servant and diplomat (d. 1991)
1910
James McCormack, American general (d. 1975)
1908
Martha Gellhorn, American journalist and author (d. 1998)
1904
Cedric Belfrage, English-American journalist and author, co-founded the National Guardian (d. 1990)
1900
Margaret Mitchell, American journalist and author (d. 1949)
1898
Marie Prevost, Canadian-American actress and singer (d. 1937)
1897
Dorothy Day, American journalist and activist (d. 1980)
1896
Erika Abels d'Albert, Austrian painter and graphic artist (d. 1975)
1896
Bucky Harris, American baseball player and manager (d. 1977)
1893
Prajadhipok, Thai king (d. 1941)
1888
David Monrad Johansen, Norwegian pianist and composer (d. 1974)
1885
George Bouzianis, Greek painter (d. 1959)
1885
Hans Cloos, German geologist and academic (d. 1951)
1885
Emil Fahrenkamp, German architect and academic (d. 1966)
1885
Tomoyuki Yamashita, Japanese general and politician, 4th Japanese Military Governors of the Philippines (d. 1946)
1884
Hermann Rorschach, Swiss psychiatrist and psychoanalyst (d. 1922)
1883
Arnold Bax, English composer and poet (d. 1953)
1883
Charles Demuth, American painter (d. 1935)
1881
Clarence Gagnon, Canadian painter and illustrator (d. 1942)
1878
Dorothea Bate, English palaeontologist and archaeozoologist (d. 1951)
1868
Felix Hausdorff, German mathematician and academic (d. 1942)
1866
Herbert Austin, 1st Baron Austin, English businessman, founded the Austin Motor Company (d. 1941)
1855
Nikolaos Triantafyllakos, Greek politician, Prime Minister of Greece (d. 1939)
1854
Johannes Rydberg, Swedish physicist and academic (d. 1919)
1848
Gottlob Frege, German mathematician and philosopher (d. 1925)
1847
Jean Casimir-Perier, French politician, 6th President of France (d. 1907)
1847
Bram Stoker, Irish novelist and critic, created Count Dracula (d. 1912)
1837
Ilia Chavchavadze, Georgian journalist, lawyer, and politician (d. 1907)
1836
Milton Bradley, American businessman, founded the Milton Bradley Company (d. 1911)
1831
Robert Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Earl of Lytton, English poet and diplomat, 30th Governor-General of India (d. 1880)
1788
Mihály Bertalanits, Slovene poet and educator (d. 1853)
1772
William Wirt, American lawyer and politician, 9th United States Attorney General (d. 1834)
1768
Princess Augusta Sophia of the United Kingdom (d. 1840)
1763
Otto Wilhelm Masing, German-Estonian linguist and author (d. 1832)
1725
Johann George Tromlitz, German flute player and composer (d. 1805)
1723
John Byron, English admiral and politician, 24th Commodore Governor of Newfoundland (d. 1786)
1715
Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel-Bevern (d. 1797)
1710
Sarah Fielding, English author (d. 1768)
1706
Johann Ulrich von Cramer, German philosopher and judge (d. 1772)
1656
Edmond Halley, English astronomer and mathematician (d. 1742)
1622
Charles X Gustav of Sweden (d. 1660)
1572
John Sigismund, Elector of Brandenburg (d. 1619)
1563
Henry II, Duke of Lorraine (d. 1624)
1555
Nyaungyan Min, King of Burma (d. 1605)
1543
Lettice Knollys, Countess of Essex and lady-in-waiting to Elizabeth I of England (d. 1634)
1491
Teofilo Folengo, Italian monk and poet (d. 1544)
1456
Queen Gonghye, Korean royal consort (d. 1474)
1417
Philipp I, Count of Hanau-Lichtenberg (1458-1480) (d. 1480)
1407
Alain de Coëtivy, French cardinal (d. 1474)
1342
Julian of Norwich, English mystic and saint (d. 1416)
AD 30
Nerva, Roman emperor (d. 98)

Deaths On This Day

2017
Dov Yaffe, Lithuanian-born Israeli rabbi (b. 1928)
2015
Rhea Chiles, American philanthropist, founded the Polk Museum of Art (b. 1930)
2015
Joseph Cure, American ice hockey player and actor (b. 1984)
2015
Rod Davies, Australian-English astronomer and academic (b. 1930)
2015
Om Prakash Mehra, Indian air marshal and politician (b. 1919)
2015
Maduluwawe Sobitha Thero, Sri Lankan monk and activist (b. 1942)
2014
Phil Crane, American academic and politician (b. 1930)
2014
Luigi Gorrini, Italian soldier and pilot (b. 1917)
2014
Don Paul, American football player and sportscaster (b. 1925)
2014
Hugo Sánchez Portugal, Spanish-Mexican footballer and sportscaster (b. 1984)
2014
Ernie Vandeweghe, Canadian-American basketball player and physician (b. 1928)
2013
William C. Davidon, American physicist, mathematician, and academic (b. 1927)
2013
Penn Kimball, American journalist and academic (b. 1915)
2013
Arnold Rosner, American composer (b. 1945)
2013
Chiyoko Shimakura, Japanese singer and actress (b. 1938)
2013
Amanchi Venkata Subrahmanyam, Indian journalist and actor (b. 1957)
2012
Lee MacPhail, American businessman (b. 1917)
2012
Pete Namlook, German composer and producer (b. 1960)
2012
Peggy Vaughan, American author (b. 1936)
2011
Heavy D, Jamaican-American rapper, producer, and actor (b. 1967)
2011
Bil Keane, American cartoonist (b. 1922)
2010
Quintin Dailey, American basketball player (b. 1961)
2010
Jack Levine, American soldier and painter (b. 1915)
2010
Emilio Eduardo Massera, Argentinian admiral (b. 1925)
2009
Vitaly Ginzburg, Russian physicist and astrophysicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1916)
2007
Aad Nuis, Dutch journalist, poet, and politician (b. 1933)
2007
Dulce Saguisag, Filipino politician, 10th Filipino Secretary of Social Welfare and Development (b. 1943)
2007
Chad Varah, English priest, founded The Samaritans (b. 1911)
2006
Basil Poledouris, American composer and conductor (b. 1945)
2006
Hannspeter Winter, Austrian physicist and academic (b. 1941)
2005
Alekos Alexandrakis, Greek actor and director (b. 1928)
2005
David Westheimer, American soldier and author (b. 1917)
2004
Peter Mathers, English-Australian author and playwright (b. 1931)
2003
Bob Grant, English actor and screenwriter (b. 1932)
2003
C.Z. Guest, American actress, fashion designer, and author (b. 1920)
2003
Guy Speranza, American singer-songwriter (b. 1956)
2002
Jon Elia, Pakistani poet, philosopher, and scholar (b. 1931)
2001
Aristidis Moschos, Greek santouri player and educator (b. 1930)
1999
Lester Bowie, American trumpet player and composer (b. 1941)
1999
Leon Štukelj, Slovenian gymnast and judge (b. 1898)
1998
Rumer Godden, English author and poet (b. 1907)
1998
John Hunt, Baron Hunt, English colonel, mountaineer, and academic (b. 1910)
1998
Jean Marais, French actor and director (b. 1913)
1994
Michael O'Donoghue, American actor and screenwriter (b. 1940)
1986
Vyacheslav Molotov, Russian politician and diplomat, Soviet Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1890)
1985
Nicolas Frantz, Luxembourger cyclist (b. 1899)
1985
Jacques Hnizdovsky, Ukrainian-American painter and illustrator (b. 1915)
1983
James Booker, American singer and pianist (b. 1939)
1983
Mordecai Kaplan, Lithuanian-American rabbi and educator (b. 1881)
1978
Norman Rockwell, American painter and illustrator (b. 1894)
1977
Tasos Giannopoulos, Greek actor and producer (b. 1931)
1977
Bucky Harris, American baseball player and manager (b. 1896)
1975
Jaime Montestrela, Portuguese-French poet and author (b. 1925)
1974
Ivory Joe Hunter, American singer-songwriter and pianist (b. 1914)
1973
Faruk Nafiz Çamlıbel, Turkish poet, author, and politician (b. 1898)
1970
Huw T. Edwards, Welsh poet and politician (b. 1892)
1968
Wendell Corey, American actor and politician (b. 1914)
1968
Peter Mohr Dam, Faroese educator and politician, 3rd Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands (b. 1898)
1965
Dorothy Kilgallen, American journalist, television personality, and game show panelist (b. 1913)
1960
Subroto Mukerjee, Indian soldier; Chief of the Air Staff of the Indian Air Force (b. 1911)
1959
Frank S. Land, American activist, founded the DeMolay International (b. 1890)
1953
Ivan Bunin, Russian author and poet, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1870)
1953
John van Melle, Dutch-South African author and educator (b. 1887)
1949
Cyriel Verschaeve, Belgian-Austrian priest and activist (b. 1874)
1945
August von Mackensen, German field marshal (b. 1849)
1944
Walter Nowotny, Austrian-German soldier and pilot (b. 1920)
1934
Carlos Chagas, Brazilian physician and bacteriologist (b. 1879)
1921
Pavol Országh Hviezdoslav, Slovak poet and playwright (b. 1849)
1917
Colin Blythe, English cricketer and soldier (b. 1879)
1905
Victor Borisov-Musatov, Russian painter (b. 1870)
1901
James Agnew, Irish-Australian politician, 16th Premier of Tasmania (b. 1815)
1895
Robert Battey, American surgeon and academic (b. 1828)
1890
César Franck, Belgian organist and composer (b. 1822)
1887
Doc Holliday, American dentist and poker player (b. 1851)
1873
Manuel Bretón de los Herreros, Spanish poet, playwright, and critic (b. 1796)
1830
Francis I of the Two Sicilies (b. 1777)
1828
Thomas Bewick, English engraver, illustrator and author (b.1753)
1817
Andrea Appiani, Italian painter and educator (b. 1754)
1773
Friedrich Wilhelm von Seydlitz, Prussian general (b. 1721)
1719
Michel Rolle, French mathematician and author (b. 1652)
1674
John Milton, English poet and philosopher (b. 1608)
1658
Witte de With, Dutch admiral (b. 1599)
1606
Girolamo Mercuriale, Italian philologist and physician (b. 1530)
1605
Robert Catesby, English conspirator, leader of the Gunpowder Plot (b. 1573)
1600
Natsuka Masaie, Japanese daimyō (b. 1562)
1599
Francisco Guerrero, Spanish pianist and composer (b. 1528)
1527
Jerome Emser, German theologian and reformer (b. 1477)
1517
Francisco Jiménez de Cisneros, Spanish cardinal (b. 1436)
1494
Melozzo da Forlì, Italian painter (b. c. 1438)
1478
Baeda Maryam I, emperor of Ethiopia (b. 1448)
1400
Peter of Aragon, Aragonese infante (b. 1398)
1308
Duns Scotus, Scottish priest, philosopher, and academic (b. 1266)
1263
Matilda of Béthune, French countess
1246
Berengaria of Castile (b. 1179)
1226
Louis VIII, king of France (b. 1187)
1195
Conrad, Count Palatine of the Rhine (b. 1135)
1171
Baldwin IV, Count of Hainaut (b. 1108)
1122
Ilghazi, Artuqid ruler of Mardin
1115
Godfrey of Amiens, French bishop and saint (b. 1066)
1067
Sancha of León, Queen of León (b. c. 1018)
977
Ibn al-Qūṭiyya, Andalusian historian
955
Agapetus II, pope of the Catholic Church
943
Liu, empress of Qi (Ten Kingdoms) (b. 877)
940
Yao Yi, Chinese chancellor (b. 866)
928
Duan Ning, Chinese general
789
Willehad, bishop of Bremen
785
Sawara, Japanese prince
618
Adeodatus I, pope of the Catholic Church
397
Martin of Tours, Frankish bishop and saint

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