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On This Day in History:  August 25

August 25 is the 237th day of the year (238th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 128 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2018
Money really does lead to a more satisfying life. New research suggests that more money really does lead to a more satisfying life. Surveys of thousands of Swedish lottery winners have provided persuasive evidence of this truth.
2015
Gas station employee stole $850 in lottery tickets, police said. Security footage caught a Twin Stop Chevron employee scratching Idaho lottery tickets on the job and putting the losing ones back for customers to buy, police said.
2015
Nebraska Lottery to launch new scratch game based on football star. The Nebraska Lottery is introducing its latest $5 Scratch game, Johnny "The Jet" Rodgers.
2014
10 things you might not know about the lottery. Here's 10 interesting facts about the lottery you might not have heard before.
2013
$59M Florida Lotto jackpot won by ticket sold in Orlando. Lottery officials said a winning Florida Lotto ticket worth $59 million was sold at a 7-Eleven in Orlando.
2013
NJ man claims final share $448M Powerball jackpot. Lottery officials say a New Jersey man has claimed the final share of this month's $448 million Powerball jackpot.
2013
SC Lottery to end Carolina Cash 6 game. The Carolina Cash 6 game from the South Carolina Education Lottery will end with the Thursday, October 17 drawing.
2011
Legislators grill Ark. lottery financial officer. The Arkansas lottery's chief financial officer said Wednesday that a $90,000 tax penalty probably resulted because of a data input error, though legislators remained puzzled over how the lottery's director wasn't told of the problem for more than three months.
2009
Mega Millions lottery sales brisk as big draw nears. Waiting for the $252 million Mega Millions draw tonight? Here's a fun video report to watch.
2009
$260M Powerball lottery jackpot claimed by S.C. retiree. A retired South Carolina state employee who spent two bucks on the lottery last week is the winner of a $260 million Powerball jackpot.
2009
Italian villager wins record $210M lottery jackpot. A resident of the castle-topped Tuscan village of Bagnone won more than €147 million (US$210.6 million) in Europe's biggest lottery jackpot, and seemed intent on trying to stay unknown.
2009
Appeals court blocks Delaware's sports betting plan. A federal appeals court today blocked Delaware's bid to open sports betting Sept 1.
2008
Pennsylvania Lottery's new Quinto game starts tomorrow. The Pennsylvania Lottery is adding Quinto, a numbers game similar to The Daily Number and BIG 4, but played with five numbers instead, to its lineup of mid-day and evening drawings.
2008
A life of leisure doesn't cut it for lottery winner. A hairdresser who won a lottery jackpot as part of an office pool has opened her own hair salon -- just yards from the shop where she used to work.
2008
£7M lottery winner goes back to work. A train driver who won a £6.9 million (US$12.8 million) lottery fortune has booked a return ticket -- and gone back to work on the railways.
2006
Virginia: How the lottery has helped with your child's education. School days in Virginia most likely begin in a school improved by the Virginia Lottery.
2006
Lottery win is early wedding gift. An Elmira, New York, woman, who is engaged to be married Sept. 2, now has more than enough money to pay for the wedding, the honeymoon, a new home -- just about anything else she can think of.
2006
Mechanic Got $200,000 Powerball N.C. Lottery Ticket In Raleigh. A Goldsboro man who purchased his ticket in Raleigh came away a big winner last Saturday in the Powerball drawing.
2006
Six indicted in alleged $48 million lottery operation. Suspected ring leaders of an underground lottery operation were indicted Thursday on charges of illegal gambling and money laundering in a scheme police say may have netted $48 million over five years.
2005
Calif. lottery director resigns. Chon Gutierrez, a longtime state official who has headed the California Lottery and the Department of Motor Vehicles, announced his retirement Thursday after more than 34 years in state government.
2005
Powerball lottery jackpot jumps to $32 million. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Wednesday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $32 million.
2005
Iowa Lottery employees return to work day after fire. Employees at the Iowa Lottery headquarters in Des Moines were able to return to their building Wednesday after an electrical fire the day before forced an evacuation.
2005
Calif. lottery director to resign. Acting California Lottery Director Chon Gutierrez is resigning amid controversy created by Democrat lawmakers over the legality of California's recent entrance into the multi-state Mega Millions lotto game.
2005
No lottery for N.C. pleases S.C. retailers. With North Carolina's lottery hopes dashed until at least next year, some of South Carolina's top retailers say they're pleased to maintain the region's lottery monopoly.
2005
Coworkers fight for share of B.C. lottery win. Two co-workers of a British Columbian lottery pool are claiming that they have been cheated out of a share of a $14.5 million jackpot.
2004
Animal group sues Powerball lottery winners. A bird refuge in Arizona is the second animal group to sue New Hampshire Powerball winners, accusing them of failing to deliver promised donations.
2004
Vermont Lottery to Issue Amber Alerts. State officials have enlisted the Vermont Lottery to aid the Amber Alert system, which Rep. Patricia O'Donnell, R-Vernon, initiated in the Legislature.
2004
All or nothing: Lottery player rejects $1.7M lost-ticket offer. A gutsy Cape Cod retiree coolly bet a bundle on Lady Luck yesterday, rejecting a sure $1.7 million share of a discarded Lottery ticket in a high-stakes bid to win it all.
2003
Lottery Vendors Object to Tenn.-Georgia Partnership. Private lottery vendors say a proposed partnership between the Tennessee and Georgia lotteries would be unfair, expensive, and would hurt Tennessee.
2003
$115 Million Powerball Jackpot Up For Grabs. There were no jackpot winners in the Saturday Powerball drawing, but 759,003 Powerball players across the nation won a total of more than $5.2 million in prizes. The jackpot for the Wednesday, August 27 Powerball drawing is $115 million, with a cash option of $59.5 million.
2003
Mega Millions Jackpot Grows to $26 Million. Since no ticket matched all six numbers to win the estimated Friday's $21 million jackpot, that jackpot now grows to an estimated $26 million for the Tuesday, August 26, 2003 drawing.
2003
Lawmakers approve change to Oregon lottery law. The Oregon State Senate on Saturday voted 18-9 to change the law so bars and taverns can add a sixth video poker terminal - a move that's projected to generate $22 million.
2003
Pembroke Pines hits Lotto jackpot for a 4th time. Who said lightning can't strike twice? It hit in this city for the fourth time in 11 years on Saturday when a Florida Lotto ticket, a Quick Pick, matched all six numbers in the $27 million drawing.
2003
Lottery alliance winning support. For those prone to wager, a lottery partnership between Georgia and Tennessee looks like a pretty good bet these days.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$314.3 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 25, 2007
2.$280 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 25, 2001
3.$252 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 25, 2009
4.$250 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 28, 2007
5.€128.74 Million
US$145.25 Million
Draw Date
Aug 25, 2016
6.$142 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 27, 2016
7.$134 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 28, 2018
8.$133 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 27, 2010
9.€88 Million
US$129.4 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Aug 29, 2008
10.€88 Million
US$127.22 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Aug 26, 2011
11.€108 Million
US$119.85 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Aug 27, 2019
12.$116 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 28, 2013
13.$115 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 27, 2003
14.$114 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 26, 2008
15.$105 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 27, 2002
16.$103 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 27, 2019
17.$100 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 26, 2015
18.$97 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 26, 2005
19.$90 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 28, 2001
20.$80 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 27, 2014
20.$80 Million
California
SuperLotto Plus
Draw Date
Aug 25, 2007
22.$76 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 26, 2016
23.$73 Million
California
SuperLotto Plus
Draw Date
Aug 25, 2004
23.$73 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 28, 2012
25.€56 Million
US$71.62 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Aug 25, 2006

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1980
Monday, Aug 25, 1980
39 years old
1977
Thursday, Aug 25, 1977
42 years old
1976
Wednesday, Aug 25, 1976
43 years old
1976
Wednesday, Aug 25, 1976
43 years old
1975
Monday, Aug 25, 1975
44 years old
1967
Friday, Aug 25, 1967
52 years old
1954
Wednesday, Aug 25, 1954
65 years old
(year not provided)
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(year not provided)
(year not provided)

Worldwide Events On This Day

2018
KSI vs Logan Paul boxing match.
2017
Hurricane Harvey makes landfall in Texas as a powerful Category 4 hurricane, the strongest hurricane to make landfall in the United States since 2004. Over the next few days, the storm causes catastrophic flooding throughout much of eastern Texas, killing 106 people and causing $125 billion in damage.
2012
Voyager 1 spacecraft enters interstellar space becoming the first man-made object to do so.
2006
Former Prime Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Lazarenko is sentenced to nine years imprisonment for money laundering, wire fraud, and extortion.
2001
American singer Aaliyah and several members of her record company are killed as their overloaded aircraft crashes shortly after takeoff from Marsh Harbour Airport, Bahamas.
1997
Egon Krenz, the former East German leader, is convicted of a shoot-to-kill policy at the Berlin Wall.
1991
Belarus gains its independence from the Soviet Union.
1991
The Battle of Vukovar begins. An 87-day siege of Vukovar by the Yugoslav People's Army (JNA), supported by various Serb paramilitary forces, between August and November 1991 (during the Croatian War of Independence).
1991
Linus Torvalds announces the first version of what will become Linux.
1989
Voyager 2 spacecraft makes its closest approach to Neptune, the second to last planet in the Solar System at the time.
1981
Voyager 2 spacecraft makes its closest approach to Saturn.
1980
Zimbabwe joins the United Nations.
1967
George Lincoln Rockwell, founder of the American Nazi Party, is assassinated by a former member of his group.
1961
President Jânio Quadros of Brazil resigns after just seven months in power, initiating a political crisis that culminates in a military coup in 1964.
1950
President Harry Truman orders the U.S. Army to seize control of the nation's railroads to avert a strike.
1948
The House Un-American Activities Committee holds first-ever televised congressional hearing: "Confrontation Day" between Whittaker Chambers and Alger Hiss.
1945
Ten days after World War II ends with Japan announcing its surrender, armed supporters of the Chinese Communist Party kill U.S. intelligence officer John Birch, regarded by some of the American right as the first victim of the Cold War.
1944
World War II: Paris is liberated by the Allies.
1942
World War II: Second day of the Battle of the Eastern Solomons; a Japanese naval transport convoy headed towards Guadalcanal is turned back by an Allied air attack.
1940
World War II: The first Bombing of Berlin by the British Royal Air Force.
1939
The United Kingdom and Poland form a military alliance in which the UK promises to defend Poland in case of invasion by a foreign power.
1933
The Diexi earthquake strikes Mao County, Sichuan, China and kills 9,000 people.
1920
Polish-Soviet War: Battle of Warsaw, which began on August 13, ends with the Red Army's defeat.
1916
The United States National Park Service is created.
1914
World War I: Japan declares war on Austria-Hungary.
1914
World War I: The library of the Catholic University of Leuven is deliberately destroyed by the German Army. Hundreds of thousands of irreplaceable volumes and Gothic and Renaissance manuscripts are lost.
1898
Seven hundred Greek civilians, 17 British guards and the British Consul of Crete are killed by a Turkish mob in Heraklion, Greece.
1894
Kitasato Shibasaburō discovers the infectious agent of the bubonic plague and publishes his findings in The Lancet.
1883
France and Viet Nam sign the Treaty of Huế, recognizing a French protectorate over Annam and Tonkin.
1875
Captain Matthew Webb becomes the first person to swim across the English Channel, traveling from Dover, England, to Calais, France, in 21 hours and 45 minutes.
1835
The first Great Moon Hoax article is published in The New York Sun, announcing the discovery of life and civilization on the Moon.
1830
The Belgian Revolution begins.
1825
Uruguay declares its independence from Brazil.
1823
American fur trapper Hugh Glass is mauled by a grizzly bear while on an expedition in South Dakota.
1814
War of 1812: On the second day of the Burning of Washington, British troops torch the Library of Congress, United States Treasury, Department of War, and other public buildings.
1758
Seven Years' War: Frederick II of Prussia defeats the Russian army at the Battle of Zorndorf.
1630
Portuguese forces are defeated by the Kingdom of Kandy at the Battle of Randeniwela in Sri Lanka.
1609
Galileo Galilei demonstrates his first telescope to Venetian lawmakers.
1580
War of the Portuguese Succession: Spanish victory at the Battle of Alcântara brings about the Iberian Union.
1543
António Mota and a few companions become the first Europeans to visit Japan.
1537
The Honourable Artillery Company, the oldest surviving regiment in the British Army, and the second most senior, is formed.
1270
King Louis IX of France dies in Tunis while on the Eighth Crusade.
1258
Regent George Mouzalon and his brothers are killed during a coup headed by the aristocratic faction under, paving the way for its leader, Michael VIII Palaiologos, to ultimately usurp the throne of the Empire of Nicaea.
1248
The Dutch city of Ommen receives city rights and fortification rights from Otto III, the Archbishop of Utrecht.
766
Emperor Constantine V humiliates nineteen high-ranking officials, after discovering a plot against him. He executes the leaders, Constantine Podopagouros and his brother Strategios.

Births On This Day

1998
China Anne McClain, American actress and singer
1994
Edmunds Augstkalns, Latvian ice hockey player
1994
Kajol Aikat, Indian writer & novelist
1992
Miyabi Natsuyaki, Japanese singer and actress
1992
Ricardo Rodriguez, Swiss footballer
1989
Hiram Mier, Mexican footballer
1988
Angela Park, Brazilian-American golfer
1987
Stacey Farber, Canadian actress
1987
Velimir Jovanović, Serbian footballer
1987
Blake Lively, American model and actress
1987
Amy Macdonald, Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist
1987
Justin Upton, American baseball player
1987
Adam Warren, American baseball player
1987
James Wesolowski, Australian footballer
1986
Rodney Ferguson, American footballer
1984
Florian Mohr, German footballer
1984
Anya Monzikova, Russian-American model and actress
1983
James Rossiter, English race car driver
1982
Jung Jung-suk, South Korean footballer (d. 2011)
1981
Rachel Bilson, American actress
1981
Jan-Berrie Burger, Namibian cricketer
1981
Camille Pin, French tennis player
1979
Marlon Harewood, English footballer
1979
Philipp Mißfelder, German historian and politician (d. 2015)
1979
Deanna Nolan, American basketball player
1978
Kel Mitchell, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
1978
Robert Mohr, German rugby player
1977
Masumi Asano, Japanese voice actress and producer
1977
Andy McDonald, Canadian ice hockey player
1976
Damon Jones, American basketball player and coach
1976
Javed Qadeer, Pakistani cricketer and coach
1976
Alexander Skarsgård, Swedish actor
1975
Brad Drew, Australian rugby league player
1975
Petria Thomas, Australian swimmer and coach
1974
Pablo Ozuna, Dominican baseball player
1973
Fatih Akın, German director, producer, and screenwriter
1970
Doug Glanville, American baseball player and sportscaster
1970
Debbie Graham, American tennis player
1970
Robert Horry, American basketball player and sportscaster
1970
Adrian Lam, Papua New Guinean-Australian rugby league player and coach
1970
Jo Dee Messina, American singer-songwriter
1970
Claudia Schiffer, German model and fashion designer
1969
Olga Konkova, Norwegian-Russian pianist and composer
1969
Cameron Mathison, Canadian actor and television personality
1969
Catriona Matthew, Scottish golfer
1969
Vivek Razdan, Indian cricketer, coach, and sportscaster
1968
Yuri Mitsui, Japanese actress, model, and race car driver
1968
Stuart Murdoch, Scottish singer-songwriter
1968
Spider One, American singer-songwriter and producer
1968
Rachael Ray, American chef, author, and television host
1968
Takeshi Ueda, Japanese singer-songwriter and bass player
1967
Jeff Tweedy, American singer-songwriter, musician, and producer
1966
Albert Belle, American baseball player
1966
Derek Sherinian, American keyboard player, songwriter, and producer
1966
Terminator X, American hip-hop DJ (Public Enemy)
1965
Cornelius Bennett, American football player
1965
Sanjeev Sharma, Indian cricketer and coach
1964
Azmin Ali, Malaysian mathematician and politician
1964
Maxim Kontsevich, Russian-American mathematician and academic
1964
Blair Underwood, American actor
1964
Joanne Whalley, English actress
1963
Miro Cerar, Slovenian lawyer and politician, 8th Prime Minister of Slovenia
1963
Shock G, American rapper and producer
1963
Tiina Intelmann, Estonian lawyer and diplomat
1962
Taslima Nasrin, Bangladeshi author
1962
Theresa Andrews, American former competition swimmer and Olympic champion
1962
Vivian Campbell, Northern Irish rock guitarist and songwriter
1962
Michael Zorc, German footballer
1961
Billy Ray Cyrus, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
1960
Georg Zellhofer, Austrian footballer and manager
1959
Ian Falconer, American author and illustrator
1959
Steve Levy, American lawyer and politician
1959
Bernardo Rezende, Brazilian volleyball coach and former player
1959
Lane Smith, American author and illustrator
1959
Ruth Ann Swenson, American soprano and actress
1958
Tim Burton, American director, producer, and screenwriter
1957
Sikander Bakht, Pakistani cricketer and sportscaster
1957
Simon McBurney, English actor and director
1957
Frank Serratore, American ice hockey player and coach
1956
Matt Aitken, English songwriter and record producer (Stock Aitken Waterman)
1956
Takeshi Okada, Japanese footballer, coach, and manager
1956
Henri Toivonen, Finnish race car driver (d. 1986)
1955
John McGeoch, Scottish guitarist (d. 2004)
1955
Gerd Müller, German businessman and politician
1954
Elvis Costello, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1954
Jim Wallace, Baron Wallace of Tankerness, Scottish lawyer and politician, First Minister of Scotland
1952
Kurban Berdyev, Turkmen footballer and manager
1952
Geoff Downes, English keyboard player, songwriter, and producer
1952
Duleep Mendis, Sri Lankan cricketer and coach
1951
Rob Halford, English heavy metal singer-songwriter (Judas Priest)
1951
Bill Handel, Brazilian-American lawyer and radio host
1950
Willy DeVille, American singer and songwriter (d. 2009)
1950
Charles Fambrough, American bassist, composer, and producer (d. 2011)
1949
Martin Amis, British novelist
1949
Rijkman Groenink, Dutch banker and academic
1949
John Savage, American actor and producer
1949
Gene Simmons, Israeli-American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor
1948
Ledward Kaapana, American singer and guitarist
1948
Nicholas A. Peppas, Greek chemist and biologist
1947
Michael Kaluta, American author and illustrator
1947
Keith Tippett, British jazz pianist and composer
1946
Rollie Fingers, American baseball player
1946
Charles Ghigna, American poet and author
1946
Charlie Sanders, American football player and sportscaster (d. 2015)
1945
Daniel Hulet, Belgian cartoonist (d. 2011)
1945
Hannah Louise Shearer, American screenwriter and producer
1944
Conrad Black, Canadian historian and author
1944
Jacques Demers, Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and politician
1944
Anthony Heald, American actor
1944
Andrew Longmore, British lawyer and judge
1942
Nathan Deal, American captain, lawyer, and politician, 82nd Governor of Georgia
1941
Marshall Brickman, Brazilian-American director, producer, and screenwriter
1941
Mario Corso, Italian footballer and coach
1941
Ludwig Müller, German footballer
1940
Wilhelm von Homburg, German boxer and actor (d. 2004)
1939
John Badham, English-American actor, director, and producer
1938
David Canary, American actor (d. 2015)
1938
Frederick Forsyth, English journalist and author
1937
Jimmy Hannan, Australian television host and singer
1937
Virginia Euwer Wolff, American author
1936
Giridharilal Kedia, Indian businessman, founded the Image Institute of Technology & Management (d. 2009)
1935
Charles Wright, American poet
1934
Lise Bacon, Canadian judge and politician, Deputy Premier of Quebec
1934
Eddie Ilarde, Filipino journalist and politician
1933
Patrick F. McManus, American journalist and author (d. 2018)
1933
Wayne Shorter, American saxophonist and composer
1933
Tom Skerritt, American actor
1931
Regis Philbin, American actor and television host
1930
Sean Connery, Scottish actor and producer
1930
György Enyedi, Hungarian economist and geographer (d. 2012)
1930
Graham Jarvis, Canadian actor (d. 2003)
1930
Crispin Tickell, English academic and diplomat, British Permanent Representative to the United Nations
1928
John "Kayo" Dottley, American football player (d. 2018)
1928
Darrell Johnson, American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 2004)
1928
Karl Korte, American composer and academic
1928
Herbert Kroemer, German-American physicist, engineer, and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
1927
Althea Gibson, American tennis player and golfer (d. 2003)
1927
Des Renford, Australian swimmer (d. 1999)
1925
Thea Astley, Australian journalist and author (d. 2004)
1925
Hilmar Hoffmann, German film and culture academic (d. 2018)
1925
Stepas Butautas, Lithuanian basketball player and coach (d. 2001)
1924
Zsuzsa Körmöczy, Hungarian tennis player and coach (d. 2006)
1923
Álvaro Mutis, Colombian-Mexican author and poet (d. 2013)
1923
Allyre Sirois, Canadian lawyer and judge (d. 2012)
1921
Monty Hall, Canadian-American television personality and game show host (d. 2017)
1921
Bryce Mackasey, Canadian businessman and politician, 20th Canadian Minister of Labour (d. 1999)
1921
Brian Moore, Northern Irish-Canadian author and screenwriter (d. 1999)
1919
William P. Foster, American bandleader and educator (d. 2010)
1919
George Wallace, American sergeant, lawyer, and politician, 45th Governor of Alabama (d. 1998)
1919
Jaap Rijks, Dutch Olympic medalist (d. 2017)
1918
Leonard Bernstein, American pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1990)
1918
Richard Greene, English actor (d. 1985)
1917
Mel Ferrer, American actor, director, and producer (d. 2008)
1916
Van Johnson, American actor (d. 2008)
1916
Frederick Chapman Robbins, American pediatrician and virologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2003)
1916
Saburō Sakai, Japanese lieutenant and pilot (d. 2000)
1913
Don DeFore, American actor (d. 1993)
1913
Walt Kelly, American illustrator and animator (d. 1973)
1912
Erich Honecker, German soldier and politician (d. 1994)
1911
Võ Nguyên Giáp, Vietnamese general and politician, 3rd Minister of Defence for Vietnam (d. 2013)
1910
George Cisar, American baseball player (d. 2010)
1910
Dorothea Tanning, American painter, sculptor, and poet (d. 2012)
1909
Ruby Keeler, Canadian-American actress, singer, and dancer (d. 1993)
1909
Michael Rennie, English actor and producer (d. 1971)
1906
Jim Smith, English cricketer (d. 1979)
1905
Faustina Kowalska, Polish nun and saint (d. 1938)
1903
Arpad Elo, Hungarian-American chess player, created the Elo rating system (d. 1992)
1902
Stefan Wolpe, German-American composer and educator (d. 1972)
1900
Isobel Hogg Kerr Beattie, Scottish architect (d. 1970)
1900
Hans Adolf Krebs, German physician and biochemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1981)
1899
Paul Herman Buck, American historian and author (d. 1978)
1898
Helmut Hasse, German mathematician and academic (d. 1975)
1898
Arthur Wood, English cricketer (d. 1973)
1893
Henry Trendley Dean, American dentist (d. 1962)
1891
David Shimoni, Belarusian-Israeli poet and translator (d. 1956)
1889
Alexander Mair, Australian politician, 26th Premier of New South Wales (d. 1969)
1882
Seán T. O'Kelly, Irish journalist and politician, 2nd President of Ireland (d. 1966)
1878
Ted Birnie, English footballer and manager (d. 1935)
1877
Joshua Lionel Cowen, American businessman, co-founded the Lionel Corporation (d. 1965)
1869
Tom Kiely, British-Irish decathlete (d. 1951)
1867
James W. Gerard, American lawyer and diplomat, United States Ambassador to Germany (d. 1951)
1850
Charles Richet, French physiologist and occultist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1935)
1845
Ludwig II of Bavaria (d. 1886)
1841
Emil Theodor Kocher, Swiss physician and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1917)
1840
George C. Magoun, American businessman (d. 1893)
1836
Bret Harte, American short story writer and poet (d. 1902)
1829
Carlo Acton, Italian pianist and composer (d. 1909)
1819
Allan Pinkerton, Scottish-American detective and spy (d. 1884)
1817
Marie-Eugénie de Jésus, French nun and saint, founded the Religious of the Assumption (d. 1898)
1812
Nikolay Zinin, Russian organic chemist (d. 1880)
1803
Luís Alves de Lima e Silva, Duke of Caxias (d. 1880)
1802
Nikolaus Lenau, Romanian-Austrian poet and author (d. 1850)
1796
James Lick, American carpenter and piano builder (d. 1876)
1786
Ludwig I of Bavaria (d. 1868)
1776
Thomas Bladen Capel, English admiral (d. 1853)
1767
Louis Antoine de Saint-Just, French soldier and politician (d. 1794)
1758
Franz Teyber, Austrian organist and composer (d. 1810)
1744
Johann Gottfried Herder, German poet, philosopher, and critic (d. 1803)
1741
Karl Friedrich Bahrdt, German theologian and author (d. 1792)
1724
George Stubbs, English painter and academic (d. 1806)
1707
Louis I of Spain (d. 1724)
1662
John Leverett the Younger, American lawyer, academic, and politician (d. 1724)
1624
François de la Chaise, French priest (d. 1709)
1605
Philipp Moritz, Count of Hanau-Münzenberg, German noble (d. 1638)
1561
Philippe van Lansberge, Dutch astronomer and mathematician (d. 1632)
1540
Lady Catherine Grey, English noblewoman (d. 1568)
1530
Ivan the Terrible, Russian ruler (d. 1584)
1509
Ippolito II d'Este, Italian cardinal and statesman (d. 1572)
1491
Innocenzo Cybo, Catholic cardinal (d. 1550)
1467
Francisco Fernández de la Cueva, 2nd Duke of Alburquerque, Spanish duke (d. 1526)

Deaths On This Day

2018
John McCain, American politician (b. 1936)
2017
Rich Piana, American bodybuilder (b. 1971)
2016
Marvin Kaplan, American actor (b. 1927)
2015
José María Benegas, Spanish lawyer and politician (b. 1948)
2015
Francis Sejersted, Norwegian historian and academic (b. 1936)
2014
William Greaves, American director and producer (b. 1926)
2014
Marcel Masse, Canadian educator and politician, 29th Canadian Minister of National Defence (b. 1936)
2014
Nico M. M. Nibbering, Dutch chemist and academic (b. 1938)
2014
Uziah Thompson, Jamaican-American drummer and producer (b. 1936)
2014
Enrique Zileri, Peruvian journalist and publisher (b. 1931)
2013
Ciril Bergles, Slovene poet and translator (b. 1934)
2013
António Borges, Portuguese economist and banker (b. 1949)
2013
William Froug, American screenwriter and producer (b. 1922)
2013
Liu Fuzhi, Chinese academic and politician, 3rd Minister of Justice for China (b. 1917)
2013
Raghunath Panigrahi, Indian singer-songwriter (b. 1932)
2013
Gylmar dos Santos Neves, Brazilian footballer (b. 1930)
2012
Florencio Amarilla, Paraguayan footballer, coach, and actor (b. 1935)
2012
Neil Armstrong, American pilot, engineer, and astronaut (b. 1930)
2012
Roberto González Barrera, Mexican banker and businessman (b. 1930)
2012
Donald Gorrie, Scottish educator and politician (b. 1933)
2011
Lazar Mojsov, Macedonian politician (b. 1920)
2009
Ted Kennedy, American politician (b. 1932)
2009
Mandé Sidibé, Malian economist and politician, Prime Minister of Mali (b. 1940)
2008
Ahmad Faraz, Pakistani poet (b. 1931)
2008
Kevin Duckworth, American basketball player (b. 1964)
2007
Benjamin Aaron, American lawyer and scholar (b. 1915)
2007
Ray Jones, English footballer (b. 1988)
2006
Noor Hassanali, Trinidadian-Tobagonian lawyer and politician, 2nd President of Trinidad and Tobago (b. 1918)
2005
Peter Glotz, Czech-German academic and politician (b. 1939)
2003
Tom Feelings, American author and illustrator (b. 1933)
2002
Dorothy Hewett, Australian author and poet (b. 1923)
2001
Aaliyah, American singer and actress (b. 1979)
2001
Carl Brewer, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1938)
2001
Üzeyir Garih, Turkish engineer and businessman, co-founded Alarko Holding (b. 1929)
2001
Ken Tyrrell, English race car driver and businessman, founded Tyrrell Racing (b. 1924)
2000
Carl Barks, American author and illustrator (b. 1901)
2000
Frederick C. Bock, American soldier and pilot (b. 1918)
2000
Jack Nitzsche, American pianist, composer, and producer (b. 1937)
2000
Allen Woody, American bass player and songwriter (b. 1955)
1999
Rob Fisher, English keyboard player and songwriter (b. 1956)
1998
Lewis F. Powell, Jr., American lawyer and Supreme Court justice (b. 1907)
1995
Doug Stegmeyer, American bass player and producer (b. 1951)
1990
Morley Callaghan, Canadian author and playwright (b. 1903)
1988
Art Rooney, American businessman, founded the Pittsburgh Steelers (b. 1901)
1984
Truman Capote, American novelist, playwright, and screenwriter (b. 1924)
1984
Viktor Chukarin, Ukrainian gymnast and coach (b. 1921)
1984
Waite Hoyt, American baseball player and sportscaster (b. 1899)
1982
Anna German, Polish singer (b. 1936)
1981
Nassos Kedrakas, Greek actor and cinematographer (b. 1915)
1980
Gower Champion, American dancer and choreographer (b. 1919)
1979
Stan Kenton, American pianist, composer, and bandleader (b. 1911)
1977
Károly Kós, Hungarian architect, ethnologist, and politician (b. 1883)
1976
Eyvind Johnson, Swedish novelist and short story writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1900)
1973
Dezső Pattantyús-Ábrahám, Hungarian lawyer and politician, Prime Minister of Hungary (b. 1875)
1971
Ted Lewis, American singer and clarinet player (b. 1890)
1970
Tachū Naitō, Japanese architect and engineer, designed the Tokyo Tower (b. 1886)
1969
Robert Cosgrove, Australian politician, 30th Premier of Tasmania (b. 1884)
1968
Stan McCabe, Australian cricketer and coach (b. 1910)
1967
Stanley Bruce, Australian lawyer and politician, 8th Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1883)
1967
Oscar Cabalén, Argentine race car driver (b. 1928)
1967
Paul Muni, Ukrainian-born American actor (b. 1895)
1967
George Lincoln Rockwell, American commander, politician, and activist, founded the American Nazi Party (b. 1918)
1965
Moonlight Graham, American baseball player and physician (b. 1879)
1956
Alfred Kinsey, American biologist and academic (b. 1894)
1945
John Birch, American soldier and missionary (b. 1918)
1942
Prince George, Duke of Kent (b. 1902)
1940
Prince Jean, Duke of Guise (b. 1874)
1939
Babe Siebert, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1904)
1938
Aleksandr Kuprin, Russian pilot, explorer, and author (b. 1870)
1931
Dorothea Fairbridge, South African author and co-founder of Guild of Loyal Women (b. 1862)
1930
Frankie Campbell, American boxer (b. 1904)
1925
Franz Conrad von Hötzendorf, Austrian field marshal (b. 1852)
1924
Mariano Álvarez, Filipino general and politician (b. 1818)
1924
Velma Caldwell Melville, American editor, and writer of prose and poetry (b. 1858)
1921
Nikolay Gumilyov, Russian poet and critic (b. 1886)
1916
Mary Tappan Wright, American novelist and short story writer (b. 1851)
1908
Henri Becquerel, French physicist and chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1852)
1904
Henri Fantin-Latour, French painter and lithographer (b. 1836)
1900
Friedrich Nietzsche, German philologist, philosopher, and critic (b. 1844)
1892
William Champ, English-Australian politician, 1st Premier of Tasmania (b. 1808)
1886
Zinovios Valvis, Greek lawyer and politician, 35th Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1791)
1882
Friedrich Reinhold Kreutzwald, Estonian physician and author (b. 1803)
1867
Michael Faraday, English physicist and chemist (b. 1791)
1822
William Herschel, German-English astronomer and composer (b. 1738)
1819
James Watt, Scottish-English engineer and instrument maker (b. 1736)
1797
Thomas Chittenden, Governor of the Vermont Republic (later 1st Governor of the State of Vermont) (b. 1730)
1794
Florimond Claude, Comte de Mercy-Argenteau, Belgian-Austrian diplomat (b. 1727)
1776
David Hume, Scottish economist, historian, and philosopher (b. 1711)
1774
Niccolò Jommelli, Italian composer and educator (b. 1714)
1742
Carlos Seixas, Portuguese organist and composer (b. 1704)
1711
Edward Villiers, 1st Earl of Jersey, English politician, Secretary of State for the Southern Department (b. 1656)
1699
Christian V of Denmark (b. 1646)
1688
Henry Morgan, Welsh admiral and politician, Lieutenant Governor of Jamaica (b. 1635)
1632
Thomas Dekker, English author and playwright (b. 1572)
1631
Nicholas Hyde, Lord Chief Justice of England (b.c. 1572)
1603
Ahmad al-Mansur, Sultan of the Saadi dynasty (b. 1549)
1592
William IV, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel (b. 1532)
1554
Thomas Howard, 3rd Duke of Norfolk, English soldier and politician, Lord High Treasurer (b. 1473)
1485
William Catesby, supporter of Richard III (b. 1450)
1482
Margaret of Anjou (b. 1429)
1368
Andrea Orcagna, Italian painter, sculptor, and architect
1339
Henry de Cobham, 1st Baron Cobham (b. 1260)
1330
Sir James Douglas, Scottish guerilla leader (b. 1286)
1327
Demasq Kaja, Chobanid
1322
Beatrice of Silesia, queen consort of Germany (b. c. 1292)
1282
Thomas de Cantilupe, English bishop and saint (b. 1218)
1271
Joan, Countess of Toulouse (b. 1220)
1270
Louis IX of France (b. 1214)
1270
Alphonso of Brienne (b. c. 1225)
1258
George Mouzalon, regent of the Empire of Nicaea
1192
Hugh III, Duke of Burgundy (b. 1142)
1091
Sisnando Davides, military leader
985
Dietrich of Haldensleben, German margrave
766
Constantine Podopagouros, Byzantine official
766
Strategios Podopagouros, Byzantine general
471
Gennadius I, patriarch of Constantinople
383
Gratian, Roman emperor (b. 359)
306
Saint Maginus, Christian hermit and martyr from Tarragona
274
Yang Yan, Jin Dynasty empress (b. 238)
AD 79
Pliny the Elder, Roman commander and philosopher (b. 23)
AD 79
Drusilla, Judean princess, daughter of Agrippa (b. 38)