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On This Day in History:  August 22

August 22 is the 234th day of the year (235th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 131 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2019
DoJ files notice of appeal against New Hampshire Wire Act ruling. The US Department of Justice (DoJ) has filed a notice of appeal following the decision in June by the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire to find in favor of the New Hampshire Lottery Commission (NHLC) in the long-awaited ruling on last year's revised opinion of the Wire Act by the DoJ.
2018
Pennsylvania casinos file suit against state lottery over Internet-based games. Mississippi House Speaker Philip Gunn says he won't block a proposal from the lottery from passing his chamber "if the votes are there" among Republicans.
2017
Lottery rigging mastermind sentenced to 25 years in prison. A former lottery security chief was sentenced to 25 years in prison on Tuesday for rigging the computerized lottery drawings in several states so he could collect the jackpots.
2017
Wed. Powerball lottery jackpot jumps to $700 million. Spurred on by a surge of lottery ticket sales, the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL) has raised the official estimate for Wednesday's Powerball drawing to $700 million.
2015
N.C. legislators look to expand lottery. Lawmakers in Raleigh are looking to place bets on the state lottery — once again — as a source of more money for education programs across North Carolina.
2013
Former MD Lottery employee pleads guilty of stealing tickets, cashing winners. The office of the Maryland Attorney General said Tuesday a former Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency employee pleaded guilty to theft after stealing thousands of lottery tickets and cashing in winners for $67,000.
2013
Salon lottery winners settle dispute. The fight over a $9.5 million Hoosier Lottery jackpot finally has been settled.
2012
New Jersey casino suing gamblers who won $1.5 million. A New Jersey casino has sued a group of gamblers who won $1.5 million after they allegedly realized the eight decks of cards used in a game of mini baccarat were not preshuffled.
2010
Anonymous donor gives lottery ticket to Kansas hospital. Imagine the surprise to open your mail and find a lottery ticket worth thousands of dollars. It happened in one Kansas county this week and now the hospital in Beloit is all the richer for it.
2009
Not "mentally ready", lottery winner waits six months to claim jackpot. A 48-year-old small businessman from Newcastle, NSW [Australia], has waited six months for the right psychological moment to claim a AU$2 million (US$1.65 million) Lotto prize won in January.
2009
$252 MILLION: largest Mega Millions jackpot in 18 months. Lottery jackpot hunters will have a big target this coming Tuesday night, when a $252 million jackpot is up from grabs in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery game.
2008
Woman prepares for 9 months before claiming $8.8M lottery jackpot. Backcountry resident Lynn Hagerbrant knew she'd hit the jackpot just a day after she bought her winning lottery ticket -- yet she waited nearly nine months to cash in on the $8.8 million prize.
2008
N.Y. man spends thousands in search of lottery riches. A New York building superintendent, who spends tens of thousands of dollars a year in an attempt to win the lottery, is jealous of a doorman across the street who won a $5 million scratch-off jackpot.
2008
Wisconsin couple win in lottery -- again!. The Mount Horeb couple who made headlines earlier this week because they held two of only four winning tickets sold in Wisconsin for Saturday's SuperCash drawing, turn out to have the other two as well.
2007
Tennessee Lottery glitch shuts out players. A computer programming error has prevented any number from being selected more than once in Cash 3 and Cash 4 drawings over the past three weeks, the Tennessee Lottery said Tuesday.
2007
Lottery winner goes from rags to riches to rags. A shocking account of David Lee Edwards, who won a $27 million cash payout from a Powerball jackpot, and proceeded to make every bad decision possible.
2003
Lottery Answers Prayers. Doris Rabik, 74, of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, matched five numbers in the Saturday Powerball lottery drawing. She plays the lottery often but says she has no immediate plans on how to spend the money other than to save it in the bank.
2003
Ga. officials: HOPE funds could run out early as 2007. Organizers of the Georgia Lottery-supported HOPE scholarship program said Thursday that the resources to provide full tuition for eligible students may be depleted as early as 2007.
2003
Computer problem shut down lottery machines across California. Roughly 19,000 lottery machines shut down across the California Wednesday due to a software glitch, according to the California Lottery.
2003
Lottery's promotional firms to be named. The organization that is putting Tennessee's new lottery together expects to hire a public relations and marketing firm on Monday, and several Nashville-area firms are among the finalists.
2003
Winners in waiting. Teri and Cornell Davis, winners in the lawsuit brought by 20 Englewood Hospital employees, are still waiting for their $25.4 million lump-sum check from the New Jersey Lottery Commission.
2003
9/11 widow now officially running Jersey's lottery business. Virginia Bauer, 47, was sworn in yesterday by Gov. James E. McGreevey as the new executive director of the New Jersey Lottery, a position she has held in an acting capacity for four months.
2003
Elderly Couple Going to Court Over Million-dollar Lottery Ticket. A Long Island couple married for 16 years recently bought a New York Lottery ticket and won $25 million. Then the divorce papers were filed, and the lottery jackpot is now at the center of a bitter custody battle.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$758.7 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 23, 2017
2.$252 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 25, 2009
3.$245 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 22, 2007
4.€147.81 Million
US$211.79 Million
Draw Date
Aug 22, 2009
5.$201 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 24, 2007
6.$200 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 22, 2001
7.$180 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 22, 2014
8.€127.53 Million
US$144.35 Million
Draw Date
Aug 23, 2016
9.$127 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 24, 2016
10.€93 Million
US$124.33 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Aug 23, 2013
11.$120 Million
California
SuperLotto Plus
Draw Date
Aug 24, 2002
12.$118 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 24, 2018
13.$115 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 24, 2010
14.€100 Million
US$111.24 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Aug 23, 2019
15.€74 Million
US$106.76 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Aug 23, 2011
16.€69 Million
US$102.26 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Aug 22, 2008
17.€90 Million
US$100.12 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Aug 23, 2019
18.$100 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 23, 2003
19.$95 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 22, 2008
20.$92 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 24, 2013
21.$90 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 22, 2015
21.$90 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 23, 2002
21.$90 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 23, 2019
24.$84 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 23, 2005
25.$74 Million
California
SuperLotto Plus
Draw Date
Aug 22, 2007

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1992
Saturday, Aug 22, 1992
27 years old
1981
Saturday, Aug 22, 1981
38 years old
1978
Tuesday, Aug 22, 1978
41 years old
1978
Tuesday, Aug 22, 1978
41 years old
1977
Monday, Aug 22, 1977
42 years old
1976
Sunday, Aug 22, 1976
43 years old
1975
Friday, Aug 22, 1975
44 years old
1973
Wednesday, Aug 22, 1973
46 years old
1966
Monday, Aug 22, 1966
53 years old
1966
Monday, Aug 22, 1966
53 years old
1958
Friday, Aug 22, 1958
61 years old
1958
Friday, Aug 22, 1958
61 years old
1956
Wednesday, Aug 22, 1956
63 years old
1947
Friday, Aug 22, 1947
72 years old
1944
Tuesday, Aug 22, 1944
75 years old
1940
Thursday, Aug 22, 1940
79 years old
(year not provided)
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(year not provided)

Worldwide Events On This Day

2012
Ethnic clashes over grazing rights for cattle in Kenya's Tana River District result in more than 52 deaths.
2007
The Texas Rangers defeat the Baltimore Orioles 30-3, the most runs scored by a team in modern Major League Baseball history.
2006
Pulkovo Aviation Enterprise Flight 612 crashes near the Russian border over eastern Ukraine, killing all 170 people on board.
2006
Grigori Perelman is awarded the Fields Medal for his proof of the Poincaré conjecture in mathematics but refuses to accept the medal.
2004
Versions of The Scream and Madonna, two paintings by Edvard Munch, are stolen at gunpoint from a museum in Oslo, Norway.
2003
Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore is suspended after refusing to comply with a federal court order to remove a rock inscribed with the Ten Commandments from the lobby of the Alabama Supreme Court building.
1992
FBI sniper Lon Horiuchi shoots and kills Vicki Weaver during an 11-day siege at her home at Ruby Ridge, Idaho.
1989
Nolan Ryan strikes out Rickey Henderson to become the first Major League Baseball pitcher to record 5,000 strikeouts.
1985
British Airtours Flight 28M suffers an engine fire during takeoff at Manchester Airport. The pilots abort but due to inefficient evacuation procedures 55 people are killed, mostly from smoke inhalation.
1978
The Sandinista National Liberation Front (FLSN) occupies national palace in Nicaragua.
1978
The District of Columbia Voting Rights Amendment is passed by the U.S. Congress. The proposed amendment would have provided the District of Columbia with full voting representation in the Congress, the Electoral College, and regarding amending the U.S. Constitution. The proposed amendment failed to be ratified by enough states (ratified by 16, needed 38) and so did not become part of the Constitution.
1973
The Congress of Chile votes in favour of a resolution condemning President Salvador Allende's government and demands that he resign or else be unseated through force and new elections.
1972
Rhodesia is expelled by the IOC for its racist policies.
1971
J. Edgar Hoover and John Mitchell announce the arrest of 20 of the Camden 28.
1968
Pope Paul VI arrives in Bogotá, Colombia. It is the first visit of a pope to Latin America.
1966
Labor movements NFWA and AWOC merge to become the United Farm Workers Organizing Committee (UFWOC), predecessor of the United Farm Workers.
1963
X-15 Flight 91 reaches the highest altitude of the X-15 program (107.96 km (67.08 mi) (354,200 feet)).
1962
The OAS attempts to assassinate French president Charles de Gaulle.
1953
The penal colony on Devil's Island is permanently closed.
1949
The Queen Charlotte earthquake is Canada's strongest since the 1700 Cascadia earthquake
1944
World War II: Holocaust of Kedros in Crete by German forces
1942
Brazil declares war on Germany, Japan and Italy.
1941
World War II: German troops begin the Siege of Leningrad.
1934
Bill Woodfull of Australia becomes the only cricket captain to twice regain The Ashes.
1922
Michael Collins, Commander-in-chief of the Irish Free State Army, is shot dead in an ambush during the Irish Civil War.
1910
Korea is annexed by Japan with the signing of the Japan-Korea Treaty of 1910, beginning a period of Japanese rule of Korea that lasted until the end of World War II.
1902
Cadillac Motor Company is founded.
1902
Theodore Roosevelt becomes the first President of the United States to make a public appearance in an automobile.
1894
Mahatma Gandhi forms the Natal Indian Congress (NIC) in order to fight discrimination against Indian traders in Natal.
1875
The Treaty of Saint Petersburg between Japan and Russia is ratified, providing for the exchange of Sakhalin for the Kuril Islands.
1864
Twelve nations sign the First Geneva Convention, establishing the rules of protection of the victims of armed conflicts.
1851
The first America's Cup is won by the yacht America.
1849
The first air raid in history. Austria launches pilotless balloons against the city of Venice.
1846
The Second Federal Republic of Mexico is established.
1827
José de la Mar becomes President of Peru.
1798
French troops land at Kilcummin, County Mayo, Ireland to aid the rebellion.
1791
Beginning of the Haitian Slave Revolution in Saint-Domingue, Haiti.
1780
James Cook's ship HMS Resolution returns to England (Cook having been killed on Hawaii during the voyage).
1777
British forces abandon the Siege of Fort Stanwix after hearing rumors of Continental Army reinforcements.
1770
James Cook names and lands on Possession Island, and claims the east coast of Australia for Britain as New South Wales.
1717
Spanish troops land on Sardinia.
1711
Britain's Quebec Expedition loses eight ships and almost nine hundred soldiers, sailors and women to rocks at Pointe-aux-Anglais.
1654
Jacob Barsimson arrives in New Amsterdam. He is the first known Jewish immigrant to America.
1642
Charles I raises his standard in Nottingham, which marks the beginning of the English Civil War.
1639
Madras (now Chennai), India, is founded by the British East India Company on a sliver of land bought from local Nayak rulers.
1614
Fettmilch Uprising: Jews are expelled from Frankfurt, Holy Roman Empire, following the plundering of the Judengasse.
1559
Bartolomé Carranza, Spanish archbishop, is arrested for heresy.
1485
The Battle of Bosworth Field, the death of Richard III and the end of the House of Plantagenet.
1138
Battle of the Standard between Scotland and England.
851
Battle of Jengland: Erispoe defeats Charles the Bald near the Breton town of Jengland.
392
Arbogast has Eugenius elected Western Roman Emperor.

Births On This Day

1996
Jessica-Jane Applegate, British Paralympic swimmer
1995
Dua Lipa, English singer-songwriter
1994
Olli Määttä, Finnish ice hockey player
1992
Ema Burgić Bucko, Bosnian tennis player
1991
Federico Macheda, Italian footballer
1991
Brayden Schenn, Canadian ice hockey player
1990
Randall Cobb, American football player
1990
Drew Hutchison, American baseball player
1990
Robbie Rochow, Australian rugby league player
1989
Giacomo Bonaventura, Italian footballer
1987
Leonardo Moracci, Italian footballer
1987
Apollo Crews, American wrestler
1986
Stephen Ireland, Irish footballer
1986
Neville, English wrestler
1986
Tokushōryū Makoto, Japanese sumo wrestler
1985
Luke Russert, American journalist
1985
Jey Uso, Samoan-American wrestler
1985
Jimmy Uso, Samoan-American wrestler
1984
Lee Camp, English footballer
1984
Lawrence Quaye, Ghanaian-Qatari footballer
1983
Theo Bos, Dutch cyclist
1983
Jahri Evans, American football player
1981
Alex Holmes, American football player
1981
Jang Hyun-kyu, South Korean footballer (d. 2012)
1981
Christina Obergföll, German athlete
1980
Roland Benschneider, German footballer
1980
Nicolas Macrozonaris, Canadian sprinter
1980
Seiko Yamamoto, Japanese wrestler
1979
Matt Walters, American football player
1978
James Corden, English actor, comedian, writer, and television presenter
1978
Ioannis Gagaloudis, Greek basketball player
1977
Heiðar Helguson, Icelandic footballer
1977
Keren Cytter, Israeli visual artist and writer
1976
Marius Bezykornovas, Lithuanian footballer
1976
Bryn Davies, American bassist, cellist, and pianist
1976
Laurent Hernu, French decathlete
1976
Randy Wolf, American baseball player
1975
Clint Bolton, Australian footballer
1975
Rodrigo Santoro, Brazilian actor
1974
Cory Gardner, American politician
1974
Agustín Pichot, Argentinian rugby player
1973
Howie Dorough, American singer-songwriter and dancer
1973
Kristen Wiig, American actress, comedian, and screenwriter
1973
Eurelijus Žukauskas, Lithuanian basketball player
1972
Okkert Brits, South African pole vaulter
1972
Paul Doucette, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and drummer
1972
Steve Kline, American baseball player and coach
1972
Max Wilson, German-Brazilian race car driver
1971
Craig Finn, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1970
Giada De Laurentiis, Italian-American chef and author
1970
Charlie Connelly, English author and broadcaster
1968
Casper Christensen, Danish comedian, actor, and screenwriter
1968
Rich Lowry, American writer and magazine editor (National Review)
1968
Aleksandr Mostovoi, Russian footballer
1968
Elisabeth Murdoch, Australian businesswoman
1968
Horst Skoff, Austrian tennis player (d. 2008)
1967
Ty Burrell, American actor and comedian
1967
Paul Colman, Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist
1967
Alfred Gough, American screenwriter and producer
1967
Layne Staley, American singer-songwriter (d. 2002)
1966
GZA, American rapper and producer
1966
Rob Witschge, Dutch footballer and manager
1965
Wendy Botha, South African-Australian surfer
1965
David Reimer, Canadian victim of a botched circumcision and transgender reassignment surgery (d. 2004)
1964
Trey Gowdy, American lawyer and U.S. Representative
1964
Mats Wilander, Swedish-American tennis player and coach
1963
Tori Amos, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer
1963
James DeBarge, American R&B/soul singer
1963
Terry Catledge, American basketball player
1962
Stefano Tilli, Italian sprinter
1961
Andrés Calamaro, Argentine singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1961
Iain Coucher, English businessman
1961
Roland Orzabal, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1961
Debbi Peterson, American singer-songwriter and drummer
1960
Holger Gehrke, German footballer and manager
1960
Collin Raye, American country music singer
1959
Juan Croucier, Cuban-American singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer
1959
Pia Gjellerup, Danish lawyer and politician, Danish Minister of Finance
1959
Mark Williams, English actor
1958
Colm Feore, American-Canadian actor
1958
Stevie Ray, American semi-retired wrestler
1958
Vernon Reid, English-born American guitarist and songwriter (Living Colour)
1957
Steve Davis, English snooker player, sportscaster, and author
1957
Holly Dunn, American country music singer-songwriter (d. 2016)
1956
Paul Molitor, American baseball player and coach
1956
Peter Taylor, Australian cricketer
1955
Chiranjeevi, Indian film actor, producer and politician
1953
Paul Ellering, American weightlifter, wrestler, and manager
1952
Peter Laughner, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1977)
1950
Ray Burris, American baseball player and coach
1950
Scooter Libby, American lawyer and politician, Chief of Staff to the Vice President of the United States
1949
Doug Bair, American baseball player and coach
1949
Diana Nyad, American swimmer and author
1948
David Marks, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1947
Donna Jean Godchaux, American singer-songwriter (Grateful Dead)
1947
Cindy Williams, American actress and producer
1945
David Chase, American director, producer, and screenwriter
1945
Ron Dante, American singer-songwriter and producer
1944
Roger Cashmore, English physicist and academic
1943
Alun Michael, Welsh police commissioner and politician, inaugural First Minister of Wales
1943
Masatoshi Shima, Japanese computer scientist and engineer, co-designed the Intel 4004
1942
Uğur Mumcu, Turkish journalist and author (d. 1993)
1941
Bill Parcells, American football player and coach
1940
Bill McCartney, American football player and coach, founded Promise Keepers
1939
Valerie Harper, American actress
1939
Fred Milano, American doo-wop singer (Dion and the Belmonts) (d. 2012)
1939
Carl Yastrzemski, American baseball player
1938
Jean Berkey, American businesswoman and politician (d. 2013)
1936
Chuck Brown, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 2012)
1936
John Callaway, American journalist and producer (d. 2009)
1936
Dale Hawkins, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2010)
1936
Werner Stengel, German roller coaster designer and engineer, designed the maverick roller coaster
1935
Annie Proulx, American novelist, short story writer, and journalist
1934
Norman Schwarzkopf, Jr., American general and engineer (d. 2012)
1933
Sylva Koscina, Italian actress (d. 1994)
1932
Gerald P. Carr, American engineer, colonel, and astronaut
1930
Gylmar dos Santos Neves, Brazilian footballer (d. 2013)
1929
Valery Alekseyev, Russian anthropologist and author (d. 1991)
1929
Ulrich Wegener, German police officer and general
1928
Tinga Seisay, Sierra Leonean academic and diplomat
1928
Karlheinz Stockhausen, German composer and academic (d. 2007)
1926
Bob Flanigan, American pop singer (The Four Freshmen) (d. 2011)
1925
Honor Blackman, English actress and republican
1924
James Kirkwood, Jr., American playwright and author (d. 1989)
1924
Harishankar Parsai, Indian writer, satirist and humorist (d. 1995)
1922
Roberto Aizenberg, Argentine painter and sculptor (d. 1996)
1922
Theoni V. Aldredge, Greek-American costume designer (d. 2011)
1921
Dinos Dimopoulos, Greek director and screenwriter (d. 2003)
1921
Tony Pawson, English cricketer, footballer, and journalist (d. 2012)
1920
Ray Bradbury, American science fiction writer and screenwriter (d. 2012)
1920
Denton Cooley, American soldier and surgeon (d. 2016)
1918
Mary McGrory, American journalist and author (d. 2004)
1917
John Lee Hooker, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2001)
1915
David Dellinger, American activist (d. 2004)
1915
James Hillier, Canadian-American scientist, co-designed the electron microscope (d. 2007)
1915
Edward Szczepanik, Polish economist and politician, 15th Prime Minister of the Polish Republic in Exile (d. 2005)
1914
Jack Dunphy, American author and playwright (d. 1992)
1914
Connie B. Gay, American businessman, co-founded the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum (d. 1989)
1913
Leonard Pagliero, English businessman and pilot (d. 2008)
1913
Bruno Pontecorvo, Italian physicist and academic (d. 1993)
1909
Julius J. Epstein, American screenwriter and producer (d. 2000)
1909
Mel Hein, American football player and coach (d. 1992)
1908
Henri Cartier-Bresson, French photographer and painter (d. 2004)
1908
Erwin Thiesies, German rugby player and coach (d. 1993)
1904
Deng Xiaoping, Chinese soldier and politician, 1st Vice Premier of the People's Republic of China (d. 1997)
1903
Jerry Iger, American cartoonist, co-founded Eisner & Iger (d. 1990)
1902
Thomas Pelly, American lawyer and politician (d. 1973)
1902
Leni Riefenstahl, German actress, film director and propagandist (d. 2003)
1902
Edward Rowe Snow, American historian and author (d. 1982)
1900
Lisy Fischer, Swiss-born pianist and child prodigy (d. 1999)
1897
Bill Woodfull, Australian cricketer and educator (d. 1965)
1896
Laurence McKinley Gould, American geologist, educator, and polar explorer (d. 1995)
1895
László Almásy, Hungarian captain, pilot, and explorer (d. 1951)
1895
Paul Comtois, Canadian lawyer and politician, 21st Lieutenant Governor of Quebec (d. 1966)
1893
Wilfred Kitching, English 7th General of The Salvation Army (d. 1977)
1893
Dorothy Parker, American poet, short story writer, critic, and satirist (d. 1967)
1893
Ernest H. Volwiler, American chemist (d. 1992)
1891
Henry Bachtold, Australian soldier and railway engineer (d. 1983)
1891
Jacques Lipchitz, Lithuanian-Italian sculptor (d. 1973)
1890
Cecil Kellaway, South African actor (d. 1973)
1887
Lutz Graf Schwerin von Krosigk, German jurist and politician, German Minister of Foreign Affairs (d. 1977)
1882
Raymonde de Laroche, French pilot (d. 1919)
1880
Gorch Fock, German author and poet (d. 1916)
1880
George Herriman, American cartoonist (d. 1944)
1874
Max Scheler, German philosopher and author (d. 1928)
1873
Alexander Bogdanov, Russian physician and philosopher (d. 1928)
1868
Willis R. Whitney, American chemist (d. 1958)
1867
Maximilian Bircher-Benner, Swiss physician and nutritionist (d. 1939)
1867
Charles Francis Jenkins, American inventor (d. 1934)
1862
Claude Debussy, French pianist and composer (d. 1918)
1860
Paul Gottlieb Nipkow, Polish-German technician and inventor, created the Nipkow disk (d. 1940)
1860
Alfred Ploetz, German physician, biologist, and eugenicist (d. 1940)
1857
Ned Hanlon, American baseball player and manager (d. 1937)
1854
Milan I of Serbia (d. 1901)
1848
Melville Elijah Stone, American publisher, founded the Chicago Daily News (d. 1929)
1847
John Forrest, Australian politician, 1st Premier of Western Australia (d. 1918)
1845
William Lewis Douglas, American businessman and politician, 42nd Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1924)
1844
George W. De Long, American Naval officer and explorer (d. 1881)
1836
Archibald Willard, American soldier and painter (d. 1918)
1834
Samuel Pierpont Langley, American physicist and astronomer (d. 1906)
1827
Ezra Butler Eddy, Canadian businessman and politician (d. 1906)
1800
William S. Harney, American general (d. 1889)
1800
Samuel David Luzzatto, Italian poet and scholar (d. 1865)
1788
Thomas Tredgold, English engineer and author (d. 1829)
1778
James Kirke Paulding, American poet, playwright, and politician, 11th United States Secretary of the Navy (d. 1860)
1773
Aimé Bonpland, French botanist and explorer (d. 1858)
1771
Henry Maudslay, English engineer (d. 1831)
1764
Charles Percier, French architect and interior designer (d. 1838)
1760
Pope Leo XII (d. 1829)
1679
Pierre Guérin de Tencin, French cardinal (d. 1758)
1647
Denis Papin, French physicist and mathematician, developed pressure cooking (d. 1712)
1624
Jean Regnault de Segrais, French author and poet (d. 1701)
1601
Georges de Scudéry, French author, poet, and playwright (d. 1667)
1599
Agatha Marie of Hanau, German noblewoman (d. 1636)
1570
Franz von Dietrichstein, Roman Catholic archbishop and cardinal (d. 1636)
1412
Frederick II, Elector of Saxony (d. 1464)

Deaths On This Day

2018
Ed King, American musician(b. 1949)
2018
Krishna Reddy Indian printmaker, sculptor and teacher (b. 1925)
2017
Michael J. C. Gordon, British Computer scientist (b. 1948)
2016
S. R. Nathan, 6th President of Singapore (b. 1924)
2016
Toots Thielemans, Belgian and American jazz musician (b. 1922)
2015
Arthur Morris, Australian cricketer and journalist (b. 1922)
2015
Ieng Thirith, Cambodian academic and politician (b. 1932)
2015
Eric Thompson, English race car driver and book dealer (b. 1919)
2014
U. R. Ananthamurthy, Indian author, poet, and playwright (b. 1932)
2014
Emmanuel Kriaras, Greek lexicographer and philologist (b. 1906)
2014
Pete Ladygo, American football player and coach (b. 1928)
2014
Noella Leduc, American baseball player (b. 1933)
2014
John Sperling, American businessman, founded the University of Phoenix (b. 1921)
2014
John S. Waugh, American chemist and academic (b. 1929)
2013
Paul Poberezny, American pilot and businessman, founded the Experimental Aircraft Association (b. 1921)
2013
Andrea Servi, Italian footballer (b. 1984)
2012
Nina Bawden, English author (b. 1925)
2012
Paul Shan Kuo-hsi, Chinese cardinal (b. 1923)
2012
Jeffrey Stone, American actor and screenwriter (b. 1926)
2011
Nick Ashford, American singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1942)
2011
Jack Layton, Canadian academic and politician (b. 1950)
2011
Casey Ribicoff, American philanthropist (b. 1922)
2010
Stjepan Bobek, Croatian footballer and manager (b. 1923)
2009
Elmer Kelton, American journalist and author (b. 1926)
2008
Gladys Powers, English-Canadian soldier (b. 1899)
2007
Grace Paley, American short story writer and poet (b. 1922)
2005
Luc Ferrari, French-Italian director and composer (b. 1929)
2005
Ernest Kirkendall, American chemist and metallurgist (b. 1914)
2004
Konstantin Aseev, Russian chess player and trainer (b. 1960)
2004
Angus Bethune, Australian soldier and politician, 33rd Premier of Tasmania (b. 1908)
2004
Daniel Petrie, Canadian director and producer (b. 1920)
2003
Arnold Gerschwiler, Swiss figure skater and coach (b. 1914)
1996
Erwin Komenda, Austrian car designer and engineer (b. 1904)
1995
Johnny Carey, Irish footballer and manager (b. 1919)
1994
Gilles Groulx, Canadian director and screenwriter (b. 1931)
1994
Allan Houser, American sculptor and painter (b. 1914)
1991
Colleen Dewhurst, Canadian-American actress (b. 1924)
1991
Boris Pugo, Russian soldier and politician, Soviet Minister of Interior (b. 1937)
1989
Robert Grondelaers, Belgian cyclist (b. 1933)
1989
Huey P. Newton, American activist, co-founded the Black Panther Party (b. 1942)
1987
Joseph P. Lash, American author and journalist (b. 1909)
1986
Celâl Bayar, Turkish lawyer and politician, 3rd President of Turkey (b. 1883)
1985
Charles Gibson (historian), Historian of Mexico and its Indians, President of the American Historical Association (b. 1920)
1981
Vicente Manansala, Filipino painter (b. 1910)
1980
James Smith McDonnell, American pilot, engineer, and businessman, founded McDonnell Aircraft (b. 1899)
1979
James T. Farrell, American novelist, short-story writer, and poet (b. 1904)
1978
Jomo Kenyatta, Kenyan journalist and politician, 1st President of Kenya (b. 1894)
1977
Sebastian Cabot, English actor (b. 1918)
1977
Chunseong, Korean monk, philosopher and writer (b. 1891)
1976
Gina Bachauer, Greek pianist and composer (b. 1913)
1976
Juscelino Kubitschek, Brazilian physician and politician, 21st President of Brazil (b. 1902)
1974
Jacob Bronowski, Polish-English mathematician, biologist, and author (b. 1908)
1970
Vladimir Propp, Russian philologist and scholar (b. 1895)
1967
Gregory Goodwin Pincus, American biologist and academic, co-created the birth-control pill (b. 1903)
1963
William Morris, 1st Viscount Nuffield, English businessman and philanthropist, founded Morris Motors (b. 1877)
1960
Johannes Sikkar, Estonian soldier and politician, Prime Minister of Estonia in exile (b. 1897)
1958
Roger Martin du Gard, French novelist and paleographer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1881)
1953
Jim Tabor, American baseball player (b. 1916)
1951
Jack Bickell, Canadian businessman and philanthropist (b. 1884)
1950
Kirk Bryan, American geologist and academic (b. 1888)
1946
Döme Sztójay, Hungarian general and politician, 35th Prime Minister of Hungary (b. 1883)
1942
Michel Fokine, Russian dancer and choreographer (b. 1880)
1940
Oliver Lodge, English physicist and academic (b. 1851)
1940
Gerald Strickland, 1st Baron Strickland, Maltese lawyer and politician, 4th Prime Minister of Malta (b. 1861)
1933
Alexandros Kontoulis, Greek general and diplomat (b. 1858)
1926
Charles William Eliot, American academic (b. 1834)
1922
Michael Collins, Irish rebel, counter-intelligence and military tactician, and politician; 2nd Irish Minister of Finance (b. 1890)
1920
Anders Zorn, Swedish artist (b. 1860)
1918
Korbinian Brodmann, German neurologist and academic (b. 1868)
1914
Giacomo Radini-Tedeschi, Italian bishop and academic (b. 1859)
1909
Henry Radcliffe Crocker, English dermatologist and author (b. 1846)
1904
Kate Chopin, American novelist and poet (b. 1850)
1903
Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury, English academic and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1830)
1891
Jan Neruda, Czech journalist, author, and poet (b. 1834)
1888
Ágoston Trefort, Hungarian jurist and politician, Hungarian Minister of Education (b. 1817)
1861
Xianfeng, Emperor of China (b. 1831)
1850
Nikolaus Lenau, Romanian-Austrian poet and author (b. 1802)
1828
Franz Joseph Gall, Austrian neuroanatomist and physiologist (b. 1758)
1818
Warren Hastings, English lawyer and politician, 1st Governor-General of Bengal (b. 1732)
1806
Jean-Honoré Fragonard, French painter and illustrator (b. 1732)
1797
Dagobert Sigmund von Wurmser, French-Austrian field marshal (b. 1724)
1793
Louis de Noailles, French general (b. 1713)
1773
George Lyttelton, 1st Baron Lyttelton, English poet and politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer (b. 1709)
1752
William Whiston, English mathematician, historian, and theologian (b. 1667)
1711
Louis François, duc de Boufflers, French general (b. 1644)
1701
John Granville, 1st Earl of Bath, English soldier and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (b. 1628)
1681
Philippe Delano, Dutch Plymouth Colony settler (b. 1602)
1680
John George II, Elector of Saxony (b. 1613)
1664
Maria Cunitz, Polish astronomer and author (b. 1610)
1652
Jacob De la Gardie, Estonian-Swedish soldier and politician, Lord High Constable of Sweden (b. 1583)
1607
Bartholomew Gosnold, English lawyer and explorer, founded the London Company (b. 1572)
1599
Luca Marenzio, Italian singer-songwriter (b. 1553)
1584
Jan Kochanowski, Polish poet and playwright (b. 1530)
1572
Thomas Percy, 7th Earl of Northumberland, English leader of the Rising of the North (b. 1528)
1553
John Dudley, 1st Duke of Northumberland, English admiral and politician, Lord President of the Council (b. 1504)
1545
Charles Brandon, 1st Duke of Suffolk, English politician and husband of Mary Tudor (b. c. 1484)
1532
William Warham, Archbishop of Canterbury (b. 1450)
1485
Richard III of England (b. 1452)
1485
James Harrington, Yorkist knight
1485
John Howard, 1st Duke of Norfolk (b. 1430)
1485
Richard Ratcliffe, supporter of Richard III
1485
William Brandon, supporter of Henry VII (b. 1426)
1456
Vladislav II of Wallachia
1425
Eleanor, Princess of Asturias (b. 1423)
1358
Isabella of France (b. 1295)
1350
Philip VI of France (b. 1293)
1338
William II, Duke of Athens (b. 1312)
1304
John II, Count of Holland (b. 1247)
1280
Pope Nicholas III (b. 1216)
1241
Pope Gregory IX, (b. 1143)
1155
Emperor Konoe of Japan (b. 1139)
408
Stilicho, Roman general (b. 359)