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On This Day in History:  October 8

October 8 is the 281st day of the year (282nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 84 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2020
Top prizes missing from Ireland Lottery games blamed on 'human error'. The Regulator of Ireland's National Lottery released a report today that confirmed four jackpot prizes worth a combined €180,000 (US$ 211,544) in three separate scratch-off games went missing, making them impossible to win.
2019
€190m EuroMillions lottery jackpot will be won tonight, no matter what. The EuroMillions jackpot of €190 million (US$209 million) will have to be won on Tuesday night no matter what happens, with the odds of claiming at least a share of the top prize effectively falling from 140 million to 1 to a considerably more manageable 7 million to 1 due to a never-before enforced rule.
2014
Texas Lottery Director joins Lottery Industry Hall of Fame. Public Gaming Research Institute has inducted Gary Grief, executive director of the Texas Lottery, to its Lottery Industry Hall of Fame.
2014
Jamaican DJ to plead guilty in lottery scam. A prominent Jamaican disc jockey charged for his role in a lottery scam targeting older people in the Dakotas and elsewhere is scheduled to plead guilty.
2013
Lottery jackpot probe heats up after immunity deal. Investigators trying to unravel the mystery behind a bogus claim for a $14.3 million multi-state Hot Lotto jackpot won in Iowa in 2011 have received valuable information from a man in Canada who was granted limited immunity, state officials said Tuesday.
2010
California woman receives surprise $1 million lottery check. A California woman was led to believe she'd be accepting a $1,000 prize, but when she got to the party, lottery officials surprised her with a check for $1 million.
2010
Florida Lottery installing more instant ticket vending machines. The Florida Lottery will begin installing an additional 500 instant ticket vending machines around the state next week because they've become so popular with players.
2009
Greenbrier resort offers table games to guests, plans video lottery. Less than a month after getting its licence to offer gambling, West Virginia's historic Greenbrier resort has opened the Tavern Casino, an onsite facility for guests with table games including blackjack, three-card poker and roulette.
2009
Grocer, couple cash in on lottery. Two big winners from New York recently claimed their separate multi-million dollar prizes at a press conference.
2009
N.Y. family wins $3M top prize in lottery scratch-off game. On Sept. 22, a Spring Valley family won $3 million, becoming the first winners of the top prize in New York's $10 Money scratch-off game.
2008
22 postal workers win $10.2M Powerball lottery jackpot. 22 postal workers who work at the Philadelphia Bulk Mail Center are sharing the joy of winning the $10.2 million Powerball lottery jackpot on Saturday.
2008
Lottery ticket has all the numbers, but 7 seconds late. Joel Ifergan came within seven seconds of becoming a multi-millionaire, and he's ready to go to court to claim his windfall.
2008
Man bowled-over by second lottery win. A Kansas man whose girlfriend was physically stuck to the toilet in their home won $20,000 in the state Lottery, for the second time this year.
2007
CBS publishes second hatchet job on lottery. CBS News, currently the lowest-rated broadcast network of the "big three", today ran its second story in the past month attempting to dig dirt on lotteries in America.
2006
Britain may become the online gambling capital. Britain may bring in legislation allowing London-listed Internet gambling companies to move their headquarters to Britain, taking advantage of the United States legislature's faulty attempts to ban the popular online activity.
2004
Players cross the border for Powerball. Mississippi may not participate in the multistate Powerball, but that doesn't stop its residents from crossing the state line for a chance to be the lucky winner.
2004
Settlement reached in Mass. scratch ticket dispute. After two years of squabbling over the ownership of a $4 million winning scratch ticket, the litigants embroiled in a lawsuit agreed to a settlement in an effort to avoid another civil trial.
2004
New Oregon Lottery Director Appointed. Oregon Gov. Ted Kulongoski has chosen Marion County District Attorney Dale Penn as the new director of the Oregon Lottery.
2004
N.D. Eroding Minnesota Lottery Sales. The North Dakota Lottery has taken a bite out of Minnesota Lottery Powerball sales in border cities, according to a Minnesota Lottery official.
2003
One winner in Mega Millions. One ticket sold in Georgia won Tuesday's multi-state Mega Millions lottery jackpot worth $12 million, lottery officials said.
2003
Neighbor states may lose lottery windfall. A solitary billboard between Nashville and the Kentucky state line tells the story of what surrounding states have to lose - or possibly gain - when Tennessee begins its own lottery next year.
2003
LA Lottery Will Honor Misprinted Game Tickets. Tickets for three Louisiana lottery games - Pick 3, Pick 4 and Cash Quest - that were purchased Tuesday between 1:35 p.m. and 2:11 p.m. for Tuesday night's drawing were inadvertently generated for Wednesday's drawing.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$470 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Oct 9, 2018
2.$282 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 10, 2018
3.$215 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 9, 2004
4.€190 Million
US$208.37 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Oct 8, 2019
5.$205 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 8, 2005
6.€166 Million
US$183.88 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Oct 11, 2016
7.€129 Million
US$179.59 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Oct 8, 2010
8.€153.37 Million
US$171.79 Million
Draw Date
Oct 8, 2016
9.€128 Million
US$161.86 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Oct 10, 2014
10.$150 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Oct 10, 2014
11.$145 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Oct 9, 2009
12.$128 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 11, 2017
13.$108 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 9, 2013
14.€80 Million
US$100.29 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Oct 13, 2006
15.€90 Million
US$98.97 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Oct 14, 2016
16.$91 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 8, 2016
17.$88 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 8, 2003
18.$82 Million
California
SuperLotto Plus
Draw Date
Oct 9, 2002
19.$80 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 9, 2019
20.$71 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 8, 2011
21.€61 Million
US$70.59 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Oct 12, 2018
22.$70 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Oct 8, 2014
23.$67 Million
Draw Date
Oct 10, 2009
24.$65 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Oct 11, 2005
24.$65 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Oct 9, 2015

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1987
Thursday, Oct 8, 1987
33 years old
1985
Tuesday, Oct 8, 1985
35 years old
1970
Thursday, Oct 8, 1970
50 years old
1965
Friday, Oct 8, 1965
55 years old
1960
Saturday, Oct 8, 1960
60 years old
1956
Monday, Oct 8, 1956
64 years old
1956
Monday, Oct 8, 1956
64 years old
(year not provided)
(year not provided)

Worldwide Events On This Day

2016
In the wake of Hurricane Matthew, the death toll rises to nearly 900.
2014
Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person in the United States to be diagnosed with Ebola, dies.
2005
The 7.6 MwKashmir earthquake leaves 86,000-87,351 people dead, 69,000-75,266 injured, and 2.8 million homeless.
2001
A twin engine Cessna and a Scandinavian Airlines System jetliner collide in heavy fog during takeoff from Milan, Italy, killing 118 people.
2001
U.S. President George W. Bush announces the establishment of the Office of Homeland Security.
1991
Upon the expiration of the Brioni Agreement, Croatia and Slovenia sever all official relations with Yugoslavia.
1990
Second Intifada: Israeli police kill 17 Palestinians and wound over 100 near the Dome of the Rock.
1982
Poland bans Solidarity and all other trade unions.
1982
Cats opens on Broadway and runs for nearly 18 years before closing on September 10, 2000.
1978
Australia's Ken Warby sets the current world water speed record of 317.60 mph at Blowering Dam, Australia.
1974
Franklin National Bank collapses due to fraud and mismanagement; at the time it is the largest bank failure in the history of the United States.
1973
Yom Kippur War: Israel loses more than 150 tanks in a failed attack on Egyptian-occupied positions.
1973
Spyros Markezinis begins his 48-day term as prime minister in an abortive attempt to lead Greece to parliamentary rule.
1969
The opening rally of the Days of Rage occurs, organized by the Weather Underground in Chicago.
1967
Guerrilla leader Che Guevara and his men are captured in Bolivia.
1962
Der Spiegelpublishes an article disclosing the sorry state of the Bundeswehr, and is soon accused of treason.
1956
The New York Yankees's Don Larsen pitches the only perfect game in a World Series.
1952
The Harrow and Wealdstone rail crash kills 112 people.
1944
World War II: Captain Bobbie Brown earns a Medal of Honor for his actions during the Battle of Crucifix Hill, just outside Aachen.
1943
World War II: Around 30 civilians are executed by Friedrich Schubert's paramilitary group in Kallikratis, Crete.
1941
World War II: During the preliminaries of the Battle of Rostov, German forces reach the Sea of Azov with the capture of Mariupol.
1939
World War II: Germany annexes western Poland.
1921
KDKA in Pittsburgh's Forbes Field conducts the first live broadcast of a football game.
1918
World War I: Corporal Alvin C. York kills 28 German soldiers and captures 132, winning the Medal of Honor.
1912
The First Balkan War begins when Montenegro declares war against the Ottoman Empire.
1895
Korean Empress Myeongseong is assassinated by Japanese infiltrators.
1879
War of the Pacific: The Chilean Navy defeats the Peruvian Navy in the Battle of Angamos.
1871
The Great Chicago Fire and the much deadlier Peshtigo Fire break out.
1862
American Civil War: The Confederate invasion of Kentucky is halted at the Battle of Perryville.
1856
The Second Opium War between several western powers and China begins with the Arrow Incident.
1829
Stephenson's Rocket wins the Rainhill Trials.
1821
The Peruvian Navy is established during the War of Independence.
1813
The Treaty of Ried is signed between Bavaria and Austria.
1645
Jeanne Mance open the first lay hospital in North America.
1596
The Union of Brest: The Ukrainian Church west of the Dnieper becomes known as the Ukrainian Rite of Roman Church.
1573
End of the Spanish siege of Alkmaar, the first Dutch victory in the Eighty Years' War.
1480
The Great stand on the Ugra river puts an end to Tartar rule over Moscow
1322
Mladen II Šubić of Bribir is deposed as the Croatian Ban after the Battle of Bliska.
1200
Isabella of Angoulême is crowned Queen consort of England.
1075
Dmitar Zvonimir is crowned King of Croatia.
876
Frankish forces led by Louis the Younger prevent a West Frankish invasion and defeat emperor Charles II ("the Bald").
451
The first session of the Council of Chalcedon begins.
314
Constantine I defeats Roman Emperor Licinius, who loses his European territories.

Births On This Day

2003
Ángela Aguilar, Mexican-American singer
1997
Bella Thorne, American actress
1997
Steven Bergwijn, Dutch footballer
1996
Sara Sorribes Tormo, Spanish tennis player
1996
Sara Takanashi, Japanese ski jumper
1995
G Herbo, American rapper
1994
Luca Hänni, Swiss singer-songwriter
1993
Yoshikazu Fujita, Japanese rugby union player
1993
Garbiñe Muguruza, Spanish tennis player
1993
Barbara Palvin, Hungarian model and actress
1993
Molly Quinn, American actress and producer
1993
Darrell Wallace, Jr., American race car driver
1992
Maria João Koehler, Portuguese tennis player
1992
Lidziya Marozava, Belarusian tennis player
1991
Jordan McLean, Australian rugby league player
1990
Rachel Klamer, Zimbabwean-Dutch triathlete
1989
Sione Lousi, New Zealand rugby league player
1989
Mahmut Temür, Turkish footballer
1989
Armand Traoré, French footballer
1987
Aya Hirano, Japanese voice actress and singer
1987
Hassan Maatouk, Lebanese footballer
1987
Taylor Price, American football player
1986
Louis Dodds, English footballer
1986
Michele Sepe, Italian rugby player
1985
Bruno Mars, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor
1985
Eiji Wentz, Japanese singer-songwriter
1985
Elliphant, Swedish singer-songwriter and rapper
1984
Domenik Hixon, American football player
1983
Mario Cassano, Italian footballer
1983
Michael Fraser, Scottish footballer
1983
Mihkel Kukk, Estonian javelin thrower
1983
Abhishek Nayar, Indian cricketer
1983
Travis Pastrana, American motorcycle racer
1982
Phil Mustard, English cricketer
1982
Miloš Pavlović, Serbian race car driver
1982
Annemiek van Vleuten, Dutch cyclist
1981
Vladimir Kisenkov, Russian footballer
1981
Raffi Torres, Canadian ice hockey player
1980
Nick Cannon, American actor, rapper, and producer
1980
Mike "The Miz" Mizanin, American wrestler
1979
Paul Burchill, English wrestler
1979
Gregori Chad Petree, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1979
Alexander Shelley, English conductor
1978
Antonino D'Agostino, Italian footballer
1978
Mick O'Driscoll, Irish rugby player and coach
1977
Anne-Caroline Chausson, French cyclist
1977
Jamie Marchi, American voice actress, director, and screenwriter
1977
Erna Siikavirta, Finnish singer-songwriter and keyboard player
1976
Karina Bacchi, Brazilian model and actress
1976
Galo Blanco, Spanish tennis player and coach
1976
Renate Groenewold, Dutch speed skater and cyclist
1974
Kevyn Adams, American ice hockey player and coach
1974
Fredrik Modin, Swedish ice hockey player
1974
Koji Murofushi, Japanese hammer thrower
1973
Jim Fairchild, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1973
Kari Korhonen, Finnish cartoonist
1972
Terry Balsamo, American guitarist and songwriter
1972
Stanislav Varga, Slovak footballer and manager
1971
Marc Ellis, New Zealand rugby player and television host
1971
David Gauke, English lawyer and politician
1971
Pınar Selek, Turkish sociologist, author, and academic
1971
Monty Williams, American basketball player and coach
1970
Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui, Congolese colonel
1970
Matt Damon, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
1970
Anne-Marie Duff, English actress
1970
Sadiq Khan, English lawyer and politician, Minister of State for Transport, Mayor of London
1970
Sisaundra Lewis, American singer-songwriter and producer
1970
Tetsuya Nomura, Japanese video game designer and director
1969
Jeremy Davies, American actor
1969
Dylan Neal, Canadian-American actor, producer, and screenwriter
1968
Ali Benarbia, Algerian footballer
1968
Zvonimir Boban, Croatian footballer and sportscaster
1968
Garry Hocking, Australian footballer
1968
Emily Procter, American actress
1968
CL Smooth, American rapper and producer
1968
Leeroy Thornhill, English keyboard player and DJ
1967
Yvonne Reyes, Venezuelan television host and actress
1967
Teddy Riley, American singer-songwriter and producer
1966
Art Barr, American wrestler (d. 1994)
1966
Karyn Parsons, American actress and producer
1965
Matt Biondi, American swimmer and coach
1965
Ardal O'Hanlon, Irish comedian, actor, and screenwriter
1965
Harri Koskela, Finnish wrestler
1965
C. J. Ramone, American singer-songwriter and bass player
1964
Jakob Arjouni, German author (d. 2013)
1964
Ian Hart, English actor
1964
CeCe Winans, American singer-songwriter
1963
Steve Perry, American ska singer-songwriter and guitarist (Cherry Poppin' Daddies)
1962
Richard Lintern, British actor
1962
Bruno Thiry, Belgian race car driver
1962
Chen Xiaoxia, Chinese diver
1961
Steven Bernstein, American trumpet player and composer
1961
Jon Stevens, New Zealand-Australian singer-songwriter (Noiseworks)
1961
Simon Burke, Australian actor and producer
1961
Ted Kooshian, American pianist and composer
1960
Andrea Anastasi, Italian volleyball player and coach
1960
Reed Hastings, American businessman, co-founded Netflix
1960
Rano Karno, Indonesian actor and politician
1960
Ralf Minge, German footballer and manager
1960
François Pérusse, Canadian singer-songwriter and comedian
1960
Mike Teague, English rugby player
1959
Tommy Armour III, American golfer
1959
Nick Bakay, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
1959
Gavin Friday, Irish singer-songwriter, actor, and producer
1959
Erik Gundersen, Danish motorcycle racer
1959
Peter Horrocks, English journalist and producer
1959
Mike Morgan, American baseball player and coach
1959
Carlos I. Noriega, Peruvian-American colonel and astronaut
1959
Daniel Ribacoff, Brazilian-American polygraph examiner
1958
Steve Coll, American journalist and author
1958
Bret Lott, American journalist, author, and academic
1958
Ursula von der Leyen, Belgian-German physician and politician, Defense Minister of Germany
1958
Ruffin McNeill, American football player and coach
1957
Antonio Cabrini, Italian footballer and manager
1956
Jeff Lahti, American baseball player
1956
Janice E. Voss, American engineer and astronaut (d. 2012)
1955
Bill Elliott, American race car driver
1955
Alain Ferté, French race car driver
1955
Darrell Hammond, American comedian and actor
1955
Paul Lennon, Australian politician, 42nd Premier of Tasmania
1955
Lonnie Pitchford, American singer and guitarist (d. 1998)
1954
Huub Rothengatter, Dutch race car driver and manager
1953
Robert Saxton, English composer and educator
1952
Takis Koroneos, Greek basketball player and coach
1952
Jan Marijnissen, Dutch journalist and politician
1952
Edward Zwick, American director, producer, and screenwriter
1951
Jack O'Connell, American educator and politician
1951
Timo Salonen, Finnish race car driver
1951
Shannon C. Stimson, American philosopher, historian, and theorist
1950
Robert "Kool" Bell, American singer-songwriter and bass player
1950
Blake Morrison, English poet, author, and academic
1949
Jerry Bittle, American cartoonist (d. 2003)
1949
Ashawna Hailey, American computer scientist and philanthropist (d. 2011)
1949
Mark Hopkinson, American mass murderer and proxy killer (d. 1992)
1949
Hamish Stuart, Scottish singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1949
Sigourney Weaver, American actress and producer
1948
Benjamin Cheever, American journalist and author
1948
Claude Jade, French actress (d. 2006)
1948
Johnny Ramone, American guitarist and songwriter (d. 2004)
1947
Richard Morris, English archaeologist, historian, and author
1947
Emiel Puttemans, Belgian runner
1947
Stephen Shore, American photographer and educator
1946
Hanan Ashrawi, Palestinian scholar, activist, and politician
1946
Jean-Jacques Beineix, French director and producer
1946
Dennis Kucinich, American journalist and politician, 53rd Mayor of Cleveland
1946
Bel Mooney, English journalist and author
1946
Jon Ekerold, South African motorcycle racer
1944
Ed Kirkpatrick, American baseball player (d. 2010)
1944
Susan Raye, American country music singer
1943
Chevy Chase, American comedian, actor, and screenwriter
1943
R. L. Stine, American author, screenwriter, and producer
1942
Stanley Bates, English actor and screenwriter
1941
Jesse Jackson, American minister and activist
1941
Shane Stevens, American author
1941
George Bellamy, English singer, guitarist, and producer
1940
Fred Cash, American soul singer
1940
Paul Hogan, Australian actor, producer, and screenwriter
1939
Elvīra Ozoliņa, Latvian javelin thrower
1939
Harvey Pekar, American author and critic (d. 2010)
1939
Lynne Stewart, American lawyer and criminal
1938
William Corlett, English author and playwright (d. 2005)
1938
Walter Gretzky, Canadian ice hockey coach and author
1938
Fred Stolle, Australian-American tennis player and sportscaster
1938
Bronislovas Lubys, Lithuanian businessman and politician, Prime Minister of Lithuania (d. 2011)
1937
Merle Park, British ballerina and educator
1937
Paul Schell, American lawyer and politician, 50th Mayor of Seattle (d. 2014)
1936
Rona Barrett, American journalist and businesswoman
1935
Albert Roux, French-English chef
1934
Kader Asmal, South African academic and politician (d. 2011)
1934
Gerry Hitchens, English footballer and manager (d. 1983)
1934
James Holshouser, American lawyer and politician, 68th Governor of North Carolina (d. 2013)
1932
Ray Reardon, Welsh snooker player and police officer
1931
Bill Brown, Scottish-Canadian footballer (d. 2004)
1930
Pepper Adams, American saxophonist and composer (The Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra) (d. 1986)
1930
Alasdair Milne, Indian-English director and producer (d. 2013)
1930
Faith Ringgold, American painter and activist
1930
Toru Takemitsu, Japanese composer and theorist (d. 1996)
1929
Betty Boothroyd, English academic and politician, British Speaker of the House of Commons
1928
Didi, Brazilian footballer and manager (d. 2001)
1928
M. Russell Ballard, American lieutenant and religious leader
1928
Neil Harvey, Australian cricketer
1928
Bill Maynard, English actor (d. 2018)
1927
Jim Elliot, American missionary and translator (d. 1956)
1927
César Milstein, Argentinian-English biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2002)
1926
Raaj Kumar, Pakistani-Indian police officer and actor (d. 1996)
1925
Álvaro Magaña, Salvadoran economist and politician, President of El Salvador (d. 2001)
1924
Alphons Egli, Swiss lawyer and politician, 77th President of the Swiss Confederation (d. 2016)
1924
Aloísio Lorscheider, Brazilian cardinal (d. 2007)
1924
Thirunalloor Karunakaran, Indian poet and scholar (d. 2006)
1924
John Nelder, English mathematician and statistician (d. 2010)
1922
Nils Liedholm, Swedish footballer, coach, and manager (d. 2007)
1922
Herbert B. Leonard, American production manager and producer (d. 2006)
1921
Abraham Sarmiento, Filipino lawyer and jurist (d. 2010)
1920
Frank Herbert, American journalist, photographer, and author (d. 1986)
1919
Jack McGrath, American racing driver (d. 1955)
1919
Kiichi Miyazawa, Japanese politician, 78th Prime Minister of Japan (d. 2007)
1918
Halfdan Hegtun, Norwegian radio host and politician (d. 2012)
1918
Jens Christian Skou, Danish chemist and physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2018)
1917
Billy Conn, American boxer (d. 1993)
1917
Walter Lord, American historian and author (d. 2002)
1917
Danny Murtaugh, American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 1976)
1917
Rodney Robert Porter, English biochemist and physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1985)
1913
Robert R. Gilruth, American pilot and engineer (d. 2000)
1913
Marios Makrionitis, Roman Catholic Archbishop of Athens (d. 1959)
1910
Kirk Alyn, American actor (d. 1999)
1910
Paulette Dubost, French actress (d. 2011)
1910
Gus Hall, American soldier and politician (d. 2000)
1910
Helmut Kallmeyer, German chemist and soldier (d. 2006)
1910
Ray Lewis, Canadian runner (d. 2003)
1908
Ezekias Papaioannou, Greek-Cypriot politician (d. 1988)
1907
Richard Sharpe Shaver, American author and illustrator (d. 1975)
1904
Yves Giraud-Cabantous, French race car driver (d. 1973)
1903
Georgy Geshev, Bulgarian chess player (d. 1937)
1901
Eivind Groven, Norwegian composer and theorist (d. 1977)
1901
Mark Oliphant, Australian physicist, humanitarian and politician, Governor of South Australia (d. 2000)
1897
Rouben Mamoulian, Georgian-American director and screenwriter (d. 1987)
1897
Marcel Herrand, French actor (d. 1953)
1896
Julien Duvivier, French director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1967)
1895
Zog I of Albania (d. 1961)
1895
Juan Perón, Argentinian general and politician, 29th President of Argentina (d. 1974)
1893
Clarence Williams, American pianist and composer (d. 1965)
1892
Marina Tsvetaeva, Russian poet and author (d. 1941)
1890
Snuffy Browne, Barbadian cricketer (d. 1964)
1890
Eddie Rickenbacker, American soldier and pilot, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1973)
1890
Philippe Thys, Belgian cyclist (d. 1971)
1889
R. Fraser Armstrong, Canadian engineer (d. 1983)
1889
Collett E. Woolman, American businessman, co-founded Delta Air Lines (d. 1966)
1888
Ernst Kretschmer, German psychiatrist and author (d. 1964)
1887
Ping Bodie, American baseball player (d. 1961)
1887
Donie Bush, American baseball player, manager, and team owner (d. 1972)
1884
Walther von Reichenau, German field marshal (d. 1942)
1883
Dick Burnett, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1977)
1883
Otto Heinrich Warburg, German physiologist and physician, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1970)
1882
Harry McClintock, American singer-songwriter and poet (d. 1957)
1879
Huntley Gordon, Canadian-American actor (d. 1956)
1877
Hans Heysen, German-Australian painter (d. 1968)
1876
Frederick Montague, 1st Baron Amwell, English lieutenant and politician (d. 1966)
1875
Laurence Doherty, English tennis player and golfer (d. 1919)
1873
Ejnar Hertzsprung, Danish chemist and astronomer (d. 1967)
1873
Alexey Shchusev, Russian architect and academic, designed Lenin's Mausoleum (d. 1949)
1872
Mary Engle Pennington, American bacteriological chemist and refrigeration engineer (d. 1952)
1870
Louis Vierne, French organist and composer (d. 1937)
1864
Ozias Leduc, Canadian painter and educator (d. 1955)
1863
Edythe Chapman, American actress (d. 1948)
1860
John D. Batten, British painter, printmaker and illustrator (d.1932)
1850
Henry Louis Le Châtelier, French chemist and academic (d. 1936)
1848
Pierre De Geyter, Belgian composer (d. 1932)
1847
Rose Scott, Australian activist (d. 1925)
1845
Salomon Kalischer, German pianist, composer, and physicist (d. 1924)
1834
Walter Kittredge, American violinist and composer (d. 1905)
1818
John Henninger Reagan, American judge and politician, 3rd Confederate States Secretary of the Treasury (d. 1905)
1807
Harriet Taylor Mill, English philosopher and activist (d. 1858)
1789
John Ruggles, American lawyer and politician (d. 1874)
1789
William John Swainson, English-New Zealand ornithologist and entomologist (d. 1855)
1765
Harman Blennerhassett, English-Irish lawyer and politician (d. 1831)
1753
Princess Sophia Albertina of Sweden (d. 1829)
1747
Jean-François Rewbell, French lawyer and politician (d. 1807)
1715
Michel Benoist, French scientist and missionary (d. 1774)
1713
Yechezkel Landau, Polish rabbi and author (d. 1793)
1676
Benito Jerónimo Feijóo y Montenegro, Spanish monk and scholar (d. 1764)
1609
John Clarke, English physician (d. 1676)
1585
Heinrich Schütz, German organist and composer (d. 1672)
1553
Jacques Auguste de Thou, French historian (d. 1617)
1551
Giulio Caccini, Italian composer (d. 1618)
1515
Margaret Douglas, daughter of Archibald Douglas (d. 1578)
1150
Narapatisithu, king of Burma (d. 1211)
319 BC
Pyrrhus of Epirus (d. 272 BC)

Deaths On This Day

2018
Hiroshi Wajima, Japanese sumo wrestler (b. 1948)
2015
Richard Davies, Welsh-English actor (b. 1926)
2015
Jim Diamond, Scottish singer-songwriter (b. 1951)
2015
Dennis Eichhorn, American author and illustrator (b. 1945)
2015
Lindy Infante, American football player and coach (b. 1940)
2015
Paul Prudhomme, American chef and author (b. 1940)
2014
Morris Lurie, Australian author and playwright (b. 1938)
2014
Alden E. Matthews, American missionary (b. 1921)
2014
Harden M. McConnell, American chemist and academic (b. 1927)
2014
Zilpha Keatley Snyder, American author (b. 1927)
2014
Jeen van den Berg, Dutch speed skater (b. 1928)
2013
Philip Chevron, Irish singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1957)
2013
Paul Desmarais, Canadian businessman and philanthropist (b. 1927)
2013
Rod Grams, American journalist and politician (b. 1948)
2013
Rodolphe Kasser, Swiss archaeologist and philologist (b. 1927)
2013
Andy Pafko, American baseball player and manager (b. 1921)
2013
Akong Rinpoche, Tibetan-Chinese spiritual leader (b. 1939)
2012
Varsha Bhosle, Indian singer and journalist (b. 1956)
2012
Marilou Diaz-Abaya, Filipino director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1955)
2012
Eric Lomax, Scottish captain and author (b. 1919)
2012
Nawal Kishore Sharma, Indian politician, 20th Governor of Gujarat (b. 1925)
2011
Al Davis, American football player, coach, and manager (b. 1929)
2011
Mikey Welsh, American guitarist and painter (b. 1971)
2011
Roger Williams, American pianist (b. 1924)
2010
Frank Bourgholtzer, American journalist (b. 1919)
2008
Ângelo Carvalho, Portuguese footballer (b. 1925)
2008
Bob Friend, English journalist (b. 1938)
2008
Eileen Herlie, Scottish-American actress (b. 1918)
2008
George Emil Palade, Romanian-American biologist and physician, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1912)
2007
Constantine Andreou, Greek painter and sculptor (b. 1917)
2006
Mark Porter, New Zealand race car driver (b. 1974)
2004
James Chace, American historian and author (b. 1931)
2002
Phyllis Calvert, English actress (b. 1915)
2002
Jacques Richard, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1952)
2001
Dmitry Polyansky, First Deputy Premier of the Soviet Union (b. 1917)
2000
Charlotte Lamb, English author (b. 1937)
1999
John McLendon, American basketball player and coach (b. 1915)
1997
Bertrand Goldberg, American architect, designed the Marina City Building (b. 1913)
1995
Christopher Keene, American conductor and educator (b. 1946)
1994
Oscar M. Ruebhausen, American lawyer (b. 1912)
1992
Willy Brandt, German lawyer and politician, 4th Chancellor of Germany, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1913)
1987
Konstantinos Tsatsos, Greek scholar and politician, 2nd President of Greece (b. 1899)
1985
Malcolm Ross, American captain, physicist, and balloonist (b. 1919)
1985
Gordon Welchman, English-American mathematician and scholar (b. 1906)
1983
Joan Hackett, American actress (b. 1934)
1982
Fernando Lamas, Argentinian-American actor and director (b. 1916)
1982
Philip Noel-Baker, Baron Noel-Baker, English runner and politician, Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1889)
1979
Brian Edmund Baker, English air marshal (b. 1896)
1979
Jayaprakash Narayan, Indian politician (b. 1902)
1978
Bertha Parker Pallan, American archaeologist (b. 1907)
1977
Giorgos Papasideris, Greek singer-songwriter (b. 1902)
1973
Gabriel Marcel, French philosopher, playwright, and critic (b. 1889)
1970
Jean Giono, French author and poet (b. 1895)
1967
Clement Attlee, English soldier, lawyer, and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1883)
1963
Remedios Varo, Spanish-Mexican painter (b. 1908)
1962
Solomon Linda, South African singer-songwriter (b. 1909)
1958
Ran Bosilek, Bulgarian author and translator (b. 1886)
1955
Iry LeJeune, American accordion player (b. 1928)
1953
Nigel Bruce, British actor (b. 1895)
1953
Kathleen Ferrier, English soprano (b. 1912)
1952
Joe Adams, American baseball player and manager (b. 1877)
1945
Felix Salten, Austrian author and critic (b. 1869)
1944
Wendell Willkie, American captain, lawyer, and politician (b. 1892)
1942
Sergey Chaplygin, Russian physicist, mathematician, and engineer (b. 1869)
1936
Premchand, Indian author and screenwriter (b. 1880)
1936
Red Ames, American baseball player and manager (b. 1882)
1936
Ahmet Tevfik Pasha, Ottoman politician, 292nd Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire (b. 1845)
1936
William Henry Stark, American businessman (b. 1851)
1931
John Monash, Australian general and engineer (b. 1865)
1928
Larry Semon, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1889)
1897
Alexei Savrasov, Russian painter and academic (b. 1830)
1886
Austin F. Pike, American lawyer and politician (b. 1819)
1879
Miguel Grau Seminario, Peruvian admiral (b. 1834)
1869
Franklin Pierce, American general, lawyer, and politician, 14th President of the United States (b. 1804)
1834
François-Adrien Boieldieu, French composer (b. 1775)
1809
James Elphinston, Scottish orthographer, phonologist, and linguist (b. 1721)
1804
Thomas Cochran, Canadian lawyer and judge (b. 1777)
1802
Emmanuele Vitale, Maltese general and politician (b. 1758)
1795
Andrew Kippis, English minister and author (b. 1725)
1793
John Hancock, American merchant and politician, 1st Governor of Massachusetts (b. 1737)
1772
Jean-Joseph de Mondonville, French violinist and composer (b. 1711)
1754
Henry Fielding, English novelist and playwright (b. 1707)
1735
Yongzheng Emperor of China (b. 1678)
1659
Jean de Quen, French missionary, priest, and historian (b. 1603)
1656
John George I, Elector of Saxony (b. 1585)
1652
John Greaves, English mathematician and astronomer (b. 1602)
1647
Christen Sørensen Longomontanus, Danish astronomer and mathematician (b. 1562)
1621
Antoine de Montchrestien, French soldier, playwright, and economist (b. 1575)
1594
Ishikawa Goemon, ninja and thief of Japan (b. 1558)
1469
Filippo Lippi, artist (b. 1406)
1436
Jacqueline, Countess of Hainaut (b. 1401)
1361
John Beauchamp, 3rd Baron Beauchamp
1354
Cola di Rienzo, Roman tribune (b. c.1313)
1317
Emperor Fushimi of Japan (b. 1265)
1286
John I, Duke of Brittany (b. 1217)
1281
Princess Constance of Greater Poland (b. c.1245)
976
Helen of Zadar, queen consort of the Kingdom of Croatia
951
Xiao Sagezhi, Chinese Khitan empress
923
Pilgrim I, archbishop of Salzburg
705
Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan, Muslim caliph (b. 646)

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