On This Day in History: August 14
August 14 is the 226th day of the year (227th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 139 days remain until the end of the year.
Lottery News On This Day
- $32.25 million Lotto Texas jackpot is currently the largest in the USA. The Texas Lottery is up on the world stage as the Lotto Texas jackpot rolled to $32.35 million after no jackpot-winning tickets were sold for the Wednesday, August 12 drawing, making it the biggest prize in the United States right now.
- First sports betting licenses issued by West Virginia Lottery. Legalization of sports betting in West Virginia has reached another milestone, with the issuing of the first sports betting licenses by the state Lottery Commission.
- Lottery sales in Japan down for second straight year. In Japan, sales of Takarakuji lottery tickets issued by prefectural governments and ordinance-designated major cities totaled ¥786.6 billion (US$7.1 billion) in fiscal 2017, down 6.9 percent from the year before.
- Tennessee Lottery celebrates eclipse with new scratch-off game. There's nothing like the moon passing in front of the sun for 15 minutes to get people running to the store for scratch-off lottery tickets.
- Alabama lawmakers weigh in on lottery. Several Montgomery-area lawmakers say they could support letting Alabamians decide whether the state has a lottery, and whether Powerball and Mega Millions tickets are sold locally.
- $90M Colorado Powerball winner claims prize. The winner of the largest lottery jackpot in Colorado history claimed his prize in Grand Junction on Wednesday afternoon.
- $320 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot increased before draw date. As a result of brisker than expected ticket sales, lottery officials announced today that the Powerball jackpot has been raised from $305 million to $320 million for Wednesday's drawing.
- Starved state budgets prompt new interest in online gambling. More states are looking into online gambling as the ticket to a balanced budget, but they face difficult roadblocks on a federal level.
- Man wins Fla. Lottery jackpot for 7th time. An Orlando man is having a streak of incredible lottery luck, claiming his seventh lottery grand prize.
- N.J. Lottery sets record for lottery ticket sales. The slumping economy seemingly hasn't stopped lottery players in New Jersey who want to cash in on their dreams.
- Lottery winner has lucky numbers tattooed on his arm. It's not something most of us would need reminding about, but delighted Wayne Hughes has immortalized his £1.1 million (US$1.7 million) lottery win -- by having it etched on to his arm.
- 2 quick Lotto Texas winners put state in bind. The luck of lottery winners is picking up. For the state, not so much: It has taken a $3.4 million hit in just the past 10 days.
- Book imagines low-IQ man winning $12 million in Washington lottery. Seattle native Patricia Wood used her first-hand knowledge of life as a lottery winner to create a fictional account of a low-IQ man winning $12 million in Washington lottery.
- Briton claims UK's biggest lottery win. Someone in Britain is a lot richer on Tuesday after claiming the country's biggest ever lottery win -- 35,425,411.80 pounds (US$71 million).
- Kentucky Lottery Lucky 7's raffle results. The Kentucky Lottery's latest raffle-style game, Lucky 7's, was drawn last night, awarding over a million dollars in prizes.
- Unclaimed New Mexico Powerball jackpot fuels speculation. The lucky -- and still unknown -- winner of Wednesday's $93.4 million Powerball jackpot bought the winning ticket in the Albuquerque area, the New Mexico Lottery revealed Friday.
- Prize for ticket may be prison. A Ohio woman accused of altering a lottery ticket to claim a $25,000 prize went on trial yesterday, with both sides agreeing that the ticket shown to jurors was a poor fake.
- Legality of Tennessee-Georgia lottery partnership questioned. Questions are being raised about the legality of the proposed marriage of the Tennessee and Georgia lotteries and whether a legal challenge by a jealous vendor could stall the start to the Tennessee lottery.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$432.5 Million
Aug 16, 2017
- 2.$337 Million
Aug 15, 2012
- 3.$213 Million
Aug 15, 2009
- 4.$181 Million
Aug 15, 2007
- 5.$146 Million
Aug 14, 2009
- 6.$144 Million
Aug 15, 2014
- 7.€123.8 Million
Aug 16, 2016
- 8.$138 Million
Aug 14, 2019
- 9.$122 Million
Aug 14, 2007
- 10.€90 Million
Aug 14, 2018
- 11.$100 Million
Aug 15, 2001
- 12.$97 Million
Aug 14, 2004
- 13.$94 Million
Aug 17, 2016
- 14.€85 Million
Aug 14, 2020
- 15.€70 Million
Aug 16, 2013
- 16.€84 Million
Aug 16, 2019
- 17.$86 Million
Aug 17, 2010
- 18.€75 Million
Aug 16, 2019
- 19.€57 Million
Aug 14, 2009
- 20.€54 Million
Aug 15, 2008
- 21.€53 Million
Aug 16, 2011
- 22.$75 Million
Aug 14, 2018
- 23.$72 Million
Aug 16, 2003
- 24.$70 Million
Aug 15, 2015
- 24.$70 Million
Aug 14, 2019
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Tuesday, Aug 14, 1984
36 years old
Saturday, Aug 14, 1976
44 years old
Wednesday, Aug 14, 1974
46 years old
Friday, Aug 14, 1970
50 years old
Wednesday, Aug 14, 1968
52 years old
Sunday, Aug 14, 1966
54 years old
Sunday, Aug 14, 1960
60 years old
Friday, Aug 14, 1959
61 years old
Wednesday, Aug 14, 1957
63 years old
Tuesday, Aug 14, 1945
75 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day
- The US Embassy in Havana, Cuba re-opens after 54 years of being closed when Cuba-United States relations were broken off.
- Egypt declares a state of emergency as security forces kill hundreds of demonstrators supporting former president Mohamed Morsi.
- UPS Airlines Flight 1354 crashes short of the runway at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport, killing both crew members on board.
- The Kahtaniya bombings kills at least 500 people.
- Sixty-one schoolgirls killed in Chencholai bombing by Sri Lankan Air Force air strike.
- Helios Airways Flight 522, en route from Larnaca, Cyprus to Prague, Czech Republic via Athens, crashes in the hills near Grammatiko, Greece, killing 121 passengers and crew.
- A widescale power blackout affects the northeast United States and Canada.
- Greek Cypriot refugee Solomos Solomou is shot and killed by a Turkish security officer while trying to climb a flagpole in order to remove a Turkish flag from its mast in the United Nations Buffer Zone in Cyprus.
- Ilich Ramírez Sánchez, also known as "Carlos the Jackal", is captured.
- Lech Wałęsa leads strikes at the Gdańsk, Poland shipyards.
- An Ilyushin Il-62 airliner crashes near Königs Wusterhausen, East Germany killing 156 people.
- Bahrain declares independence from Britain.
- The Troubles: British troops are deployed in Northern Ireland as political and sectarian violence breaks out, marking the start of the 37-year Operation Banner.
- UK Marine Broadcasting Offences Act declares participation in offshore pirate radio illegal.
- Founding and first official meeting of the American Football League.
- Pakistan gains Independence from the British Empire.
- World War II: Winston Churchill and Franklin D. Roosevelt sign the Atlantic Charter of war stating postwar aims.
- Rainey Bethea is hanged in Owensboro, Kentucky in the last known public execution in the United States.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Social Security Act, creating a government pension system for the retired.
- Loggers cause a forest fire in the Coast Range of Oregon, later known as the first forest fire of the Tillamook Burn; destroying 240,000 acres (970 km) of land.
- Tannu Uriankhai, later Tuvan People's Republic is established as a completely independent country (which is supported by Soviet Russia).
- World War I: Start of the Battle of Lorraine, an unsuccessful French offensive.
- The first claimed powered flight, by Gustave Whitehead in his Number 21.
- The Eight-Nation Alliance occupies Beijing, China, in a campaign to end the bloody Boxer Rebellion in China.
- France becomes the first country to introduce motor vehicle registration.
- Japan's first patent is issued to the inventor of a rust-proof paint.
- Construction of Cologne Cathedral, the most famous landmark in Cologne, Germany, is completed.
- Oregon Territory is organized by act of Congress.
- American Indian Wars: Second Seminole War ends, with the Seminoles forced from Florida.
- The United Kingdom formally annexes the Tristan da Cunha archipelago, administering the islands from the Cape Colony in South Africa.
- Slaves from plantations in Saint-Domingue hold a Vodou ceremony led by houngan Dutty Boukman at Bois Caïman, marking the start of the Haitian Revolution.
- The Spanish military Villasur expedition is defeated by Pawnee and Otoe warriors near present-day Columbus, Nebraska.
- Nine Years' War: Battle of the Yellow Ford: Irish forces under Hugh O'Neill, Earl of Tyrone, defeat an English expeditionary force under Henry Bagenal.
- The first sighting of the Falkland Islands by John Davis.
- Portuguese Crisis of 1383-85: Battle of Aljubarrota: Portuguese forces commanded by John I of Portugal defeat the Castilian army of John I of Castile.
- Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor, grants city privileges to Karlovy Vary.
- War of the Breton Succession: Anglo-Bretons defeat the French in the Battle of Mauron.
- After tricking the Venetian galley fleet into sailing east to the Levant, the Genoese capture an entire Venetian trade convoy at the Battle of Saseno.
- Taira no Munemori and the Taira clan take the young Emperor Antoku and the three sacred treasures and flee to western Japan to escape pursuit by the Minamoto clan.
- King Duncan I is killed in battle against his first cousin and rival Macbeth. The latter succeeds him as King of Scotland.
- 29 BC
- Octavian holds the second of three consecutive triumphs in Rome to celebrate the victory over the Dalmatian tribes.
Births On This Day
- Richard Freitag, German ski jumper
- Ander Herrera, Spanish footballer
- Kyle Turris, Canadian ice hockey player
- Tim Tebow, American football and baseball player and sportscaster
- Braian Rodríguez, Uruguayan footballer
- Christian Gentner, German footballer
- Shea Weber, Canadian ice hockey player
- Eva Birnerová, Czech tennis player
- Clay Buchholz, American baseball player
- Giorgio Chiellini, Italian footballer
- Josh Gorges, Canadian ice hockey player
- Nick Grimshaw, English radio and television host
- Nicola Slater, Scottish tennis player
- Robin Söderling, Swedish tennis player
- Elena Baltacha, Ukrainian-Scottish tennis player (d. 2014)
- Mila Kunis, Ukrainian-American actress
- Earl Barron, American basketball player
- Julius Jones, American football player
- Scott Lipsky, American tennis player
- Paul Burgess, Australian pole vaulter
- Anastasios Kyriakos, Greek footballer
- Greg Rawlinson, New Zealand rugby player
- Juan Pierre, American baseball player
- Fabrizio Donato, Italian triple jumper
- Mike Vrabel, American football player
- Chucky Atkins, American basketball player
- Jared Borgetti, Mexican footballer
- Kieren Perkins, Australian swimmer
- Laurent Lamothe, Haitian businessman and politician, Prime Minister of Haiti
- Raoul Bova, Italian actor, producer, and screenwriter
- Mark Loretta, American baseball player
- Kevin Cadogan, American rock guitarist
- Tracy Caldwell Dyson, American chemist and astronaut
- Stig Tøfting, Danish footballer
- Catherine Bell, English-American actress and producer
- Darren Clarke, Northern Irish golfer
- Jason Leonard, English rugby player
- Halle Berry, American model, actress, and producer
- Karl Petter Løken, Swedish-Norwegian footballer
- Paul Broadhurst, English golfer
- Neal Anderson, American football player and coach
- Jason Dunstall, Australian footballer
- José Cóceres, Argentinian golfer
- Mark Gubicza, American baseball player
- Sarah Brightman, English singer and actress
- Fred Roberts, American basketball player
- Frank Brickowski, American basketball player
- Marcia Gay Harden, American actress
- Magic Johnson, American basketball player and coach
- Peter Costello, Australian lawyer and politician
- Jackée Harry, American actress and television personality
- Andy King, English footballer and manager (d. 2015)
- Rusty Wallace, American race car driver
- Mark Fidrych, American baseball player and sportscaster (d. 2009)
- Stanley A. McChrystal, American general
- James Horner, American composer and conductor (d. 2015)
- Debbie Meyer, American swimmer
- Slim Dunlap, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Gary Larson, American cartoonist
- Morten Olsen, Danish footballer
- Maddy Prior, English folk singer
- Danielle Steel, American author
- Joop van Daele, Dutch footballer
- Larry Graham, American soul/funk bass player and singer-songwriter
- Susan Saint James, American actress
- Tom Walkinshaw, Scottish race car driver and businessman (d. 2010)
- Steve Martin, American actor, comedian, musician, producer, and screenwriter
- Wim Wenders, German director, producer, and screenwriter
- Ronnie Campbell, English miner and politician
- Ben Sidran, American jazz and rock keyboardist
- Willie Dunn, Canadian singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2013)
- David Crosby, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Connie Smith, American country music singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Bennie Muller, Dutch footballer
- John Brodie, American football player
- Richard R. Ernst, Swiss chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
- Lee Hoffman, American author (d. 2007)
- Frederic Raphael, American journalist, author, and screenwriter
- Arthur Latham, British politician and Member of Parliament (d. 2016)
- Earl Weaver, American baseball player and manager (d. 2013)
- Dick Tiger, Nigerian boxer (d. 1971)
- Lina Wertmüller, Italian director and screenwriter
- René Goscinny, French author and illustrator (d. 1977)
- Buddy Greco, American singer and pianist (d. 2017)
- Russell Baker, American critic and essayist (d. 2019)
- Sverre Fehn, Norwegian architect, designed the Hedmark Museum (d. 2009)
- Georges Prêtre, French conductor (d. 2017)
- Alice Ghostley, American actress (d. 2007)
- Frank and John Craighead, American naturalists (twins, Frank d. 2001, John d. 2016)
- Wellington Mara, American businessman (d. 2005)
- B. A. Santamaria, Australian political activist and publisher (d. 1998)
- Herman Branson, American physicist, chemist, and academic (d. 1995)
- Hector Crawford, Australian director and producer (d. 1991)
- Paul Dean, American baseball player (d. 1981)
- Frank Oppenheimer, American physicist and academic (d. 1985)
- Nüzhet Gökdoğan, Turkish astronomer and mathematician (d. 2003)
- Willy Ronis, French photographer (d. 2009)
- Pierre Schaeffer, French composer and producer (d. 1995)
- Margret Boveri, German journalist (d. 1975)
- Albert Ball, English fighter pilot (d. 1917)
- Theodor Luts, Estonian director and cinematographer (d. 1980)
- Jack Gregory, Australian cricketer (d. 1973)
- Amaza Lee Meredith, American architect (d. 1984)
- Frank Burge, Australian rugby league player and coach (d. 1958)
- Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji, English pianist, composer, and critic (d. 1988)
- Bruno Tesch, German chemist and businessman (d. 1946)
- Otto Tief, Estonian lawyer and politician, Prime Minister of Estonia (d. 1976)
- Arthur Jeffrey Dempster, Canadian-American physicist and academic (d. 1950)
- Ernest Everett Just, American biologist and academic (d. 1941)
- Francis Ford, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1953)
- Alexander I of Serbia (d. 1903)
- Mstislav Dobuzhinsky, Russian-Lithuanian painter and illustrator (d. 1957)
- Guangxu Emperor of China (d. 1908)
- Cupid Childs, American baseball player (d. 1912)
- John Galsworthy, English novelist and playwright, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1933)
- Charles Jean de la Vallée-Poussin, Belgian mathematician and academic (d. 1962)
- Guido Castelnuovo, Italian mathematician and academic (d. 1952)
- Ernest Thayer, American poet and author (d. 1940)
- Ernest Thompson Seton, American author, artist, and naturalist (d. 1946)
- Doc Holliday, American dentist and gambler (d. 1887)
- Margaret Lindsay Huggins, Anglo-Irish astronomer and author (d. 1915)
- Robert Comtesse, Swiss lawyer and politician (d. 1922)
- Richard von Krafft-Ebing, German-Austrian psychologist and author (d. 1902)
- Alexander H. Bailey, American lawyer, judge, and politician (d. 1874)
- Charlotte Fowler Wells, American phrenologist and publisher (d. 1901)
- Letitia Elizabeth Landon, English poet and novelist (d. 1838)
- Hans Christian Ørsted, Danish physicist and chemist (d. 1851)
- Carle Vernet, French painter and lithographer (d. 1836)
- Pope Pius VII (d. 1823)
- Leopold Hofmann, Austrian composer and conductor (d. 1793)
- Claude Joseph Vernet, French painter (d. 1789)
- Frederick William I of Prussia (d. 1740)
- Christopher Monck, 2nd Duke of Albemarle, English colonel and politician, Lieutenant Governor of Jamaica (d. 1688)
- Cosimo III de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (d. 1723)
- Méric Casaubon, Swiss-English scholar and author (d. 1671)
- Paolo Sarpi, Italian writer (d. 1623)
- Giambattista Benedetti, Italian mathematician and physicist (d. 1590)
- Pieter Coecke van Aelst, Flemish painter (d. 1550)
- John de Vere, 14th Earl of Oxford, English politician (d. 1526)
- Catherine of York (d. 1527)
Deaths On This Day
- James R. Thompson, American politician, Governor of Illinois (1977-91) (b. 1936)
- Julian Bream, English classical guitarist and lutenist (b. 1933)
- Angela Buxton, British tennis player (b. 1934)
- Polly Farmer, Australian footballer and coach (b. 1935)
- Jill Janus, American singer (b. 1975)
- Fyvush Finkel, American actor (b. 1922)
- Bob Johnston, American songwriter and producer (b. 1932)
- Leonard Fein, American journalist and academic, co-founded Moment Magazine (b. 1934)
- George V. Hansen, American politician (b. 1930)
- Jack Germond, American journalist and author (b. 1928)
- Vilasrao Deshmukh, Indian lawyer and politician, Chief Minister of Maharashtra (b. 1945)
- Svetozar Gligorić, Serbian chess player (b. 1923)
- Phyllis Thaxter, American actress (b. 1919)
- Herman Leonard, American photographer (b. 1923)
- Tikhon Khrennikov, Russian pianist and composer (b. 1913)
- Bruno Kirby, American actor (b. 1949)
- Czesław Miłosz, Polish-born American novelist, essayist, and poet, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1911)
- Trevor Skeet, New Zealand-English lawyer and politician (b. 1918)
- Helmut Rahn, German footballer (b. 1929)
- Larry Rivers, American painter and sculptor (b. 1923)
- Pee Wee Reese, American baseball player and sportscaster (b. 1918)
- Sergiu Celibidache, Romanian conductor and composer (b. 1912)
- Elias Canetti, Bulgarian-Swiss author, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1905)
- Alice Childress, American actress, playwright, and author (b. 1912)
- John Sirica, American lawyer and judge (b. 1904)
- Alberto Crespo, Argentinian race car driver (b. 1920)
- Roy Buchanan, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1939)
- Robert Calvert, South African-English singer-songwriter and playwright (b. 1945)
- Enzo Ferrari, Italian race car driver and businessman, founded Ferrari (b. 1898)
- Gale Sondergaard, American actress (b. 1899)
- Spud Davis, American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1904)
- J. B. Priestley, English novelist and playwright (b. 1894)
- Mahasi Sayadaw, Burmese monk and philosopher (b. 1904)
- Karl Böhm, Austrian conductor and director (b. 1894)
- Dudley Nourse, South African cricketer (b. 1910)
- Dorothy Stratten, Canadian-American model and actress (b. 1960)
- Nicolas Bentley, English author and illustrator (b. 1907)
- Fred Gipson, American journalist and author (b. 1908)
- Oscar Levant, American actor, pianist, and composer (b. 1906)
- Jules Romains, French author and poet (b. 1885)
- Bob Anderson, English motorcycle racer and race car driver (b. 1931)
- Vello Kaaristo, Estonian skier (b. 1911)
- Johnny Burnette, American singer-songwriter (b. 1934)
- Clifford Odets, American director, playwright, and screenwriter (b. 1906)
- Frédéric Joliot-Curie, French physicist and chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1900)
- Bertolt Brecht, German poet, playwright, and director (b. 1898)
- Konstantin von Neurath, German lawyer and politician, Reich Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1873)
- Herbert Putnam, American lawyer and publisher, Librarian of Congress (b. 1861)
- Hugo Eckener, German pilot and designer (b. 1868)
- William Randolph Hearst, American publisher and politician, founded the Hearst Corporation (b. 1863)
- Joe Kelley, American baseball player and manager (b. 1871)
- Maximilian Kolbe, Polish martyr and saint (b. 1894)
- Paul Sabatier, French chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1854)
- Hugh Trumble, Australian cricketer and accountant (b. 1876)
- Klabund, German author and poet (b. 1890)
- William Stanley, British engineer and author (b. 1829)
- Simeon Solomon, English soldier and painter (b. 1840)
- Sarah Childress Polk, First Lady of the United States (b. 1803)
- Michael J. McGivney, American priest, founded the Knights of Columbus (b. 1852)
- David Farragut, American admiral (b. 1801)
- André Marie Constant Duméril, French zoologist and entomologist (b. 1774)
- Carl Carl, Polish-born actor and theatre director (b. 1787)
- Margaret Taylor, First Lady of the United States (b. 1788)
- Nathaniel Hone the Elder, Irish-born English painter and academic (b. 1718)
- Johann Jakob Reiske, German physician and scholar (b. 1716)
- William Croft, English organist and composer (b. 1678)
- Richard Talbot, 1st Earl of Tyrconnell, Irish soldier and politician (b. 1630)
- Saitō Tatsuoki, Japanese daimyō (b. 1548)
- Pope Pius II (b. 1405)
- John I of Portugal (b. 1357)
- Rainald of Dassel, Italian archbishop
- Duncan I of Scotland
- Tiberius II Constantine, Byzantine emperor