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On This Day in History:  August 27

August 27 is the 239th day of the year (240th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 126 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2018
The man who won the lottery 14 times (part 2). How a rogue Romanian economist legally gamed the lottery and won millions of dollars around the world.
2016
Senate Democrats kill Alabama lottery bill over dog track concerns. Alabama voters won't have their say on whether to allow a state lottery after Senate Democrats killed the bill that proposed a constitutional changes permitting a state lottery.
2014
Kentucky Lottery finally able to advertise where the money goes. For the first time in its 25 year history, the Kentucky Lottery is advertising where proceeds from the sale of its games are spent.
2013
Pennsylvania Lottery game development: Little left to chance. Every one of the 50 to 54 instant lottery games introduced each year by the Pennsylvania Lottery receives an abundance of forethought from how it looks, how it's played and how it will be received by players.
2013
Arkansas Lottery revives Million Dollar Raffle, plans 46 new instant games. The Arkansas Scholarship Lottery will roll out a new statewide raffle game with a top $1 million prize and more than 40 new instant tickets in the next year, officials said Monday.
2013
Twelve things not to do if you win the lottery. If you happen to be lucky enough to win a lottery, please avoid some of the simple mistakes, and complex mistakes, that have taken other lottery winners into bankruptcy.
2012
New Arkansas Lottery jackpot game kicks off today. Starting today, Arkansas Lottery players can play the state's new Natural State Jackpot game, featuring a rolling jackpot that starts at a minimum of $25,000.
2009
Former Snow White wins lottery. A 22-year-old Rancho Cucamonga, California, resident who works as Snow White at Disneyland, won the $5.2 million jackpot on the California Lottery's "Make Me a Millionaire" show.
2004
Massachusetts woman scratches a $4 million lottery win. A Warrendale, Massachusetts woman who bought a winning scratch ticket at a Main Street convenience store this week says the $4 million prize will not completely transform her life.
2004
Elderly California woman loses $250,000 to foreign lottery scam. An elderly woman from Lodi, California, was scammed to the tune of a quarter of a million dollars.
2004
Tennessee couple wins $500,000 lottery prize. Pat Bates, 57, of Fairview, won a lottery sum of $500,000, making her the recipient of the largest Tennessee Powerball prize to date.
2004
California has 'lottery fever'. The California SuperLotto Plus jackpot for Saturday is currently valued at $95 million, and is the seventh largest in the state's history, according to lottery spokeswoman Norma Minas.
2003
Mega Millions jackpot increases to $33 million. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery has increased to $33 million following last night's drawing in which there was was no jackpot-winning ticket.
2003
Lottery syndicate robbed of winnings at celebration party. An Italian Lottery syndicate won and lost a fortune when members were robbed at gunpoint as they divided up their £30,000 (US$47,000) winnings.
2003
S.C. lotto questions deal with Georgia. Top officials in South Carolina said Tuesday savings projections acquired by Tennessee lottery board members regarding a potential partnership with the successful Georgia lottery are likely inaccurate.
2003
N.D. LOTTERY: Board supports two extra games. North Dakota gamblers may have their pick of two additional lotteries next year, which offer smaller prizes and less daunting odds than the more widely played Powerball game.
2003
Bigger jackpot means higher lottery sales. Many customers of the Blue Flash Food Mart - the location where the last West Virginia Powerball jackpot winner was sold - are hoping that lightning can strike twice.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$336 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 28, 2009
2.$250 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 28, 2007
3.€129.75 Million
US$145.25 Million
Draw Date
Aug 27, 2016
4.$142 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 27, 2016
5.€97 Million
US$140.1 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Aug 30, 2011
6.$134 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 28, 2018
7.$133 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 27, 2010
8.$132 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 29, 2008
9.€88 Million
US$129.4 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Aug 29, 2008
10.€108 Million
US$119.85 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Aug 27, 2019
11.$116 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 28, 2013
12.$115 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 27, 2003
13.$111 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 30, 2005
14.$110 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 29, 2015
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
California
SuperLotto Plus
Draw Date
Aug 28, 2004
18.$90 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 28, 2001
19.$86 Million
California
SuperLotto Plus
Draw Date
Aug 29, 2007
20.$84 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 30, 2016
21.$80 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 27, 2014
21.$80 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 29, 2018
23.$75 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 30, 2006
24.$73 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 28, 2012
25.€57 Million
US$71.2 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Sep 2, 2005

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1982
Friday, Aug 27, 1982
37 years old
1975
Wednesday, Aug 27, 1975
44 years old
1972
Sunday, Aug 27, 1972
47 years old
1967
Sunday, Aug 27, 1967
52 years old
1964
Thursday, Aug 27, 1964
55 years old
1964
Thursday, Aug 27, 1964
55 years old
1963
Tuesday, Aug 27, 1963
56 years old
1960
Saturday, Aug 27, 1960
59 years old
1960
Saturday, Aug 27, 1960
59 years old
1956
Monday, Aug 27, 1956
63 years old
1954
Friday, Aug 27, 1954
65 years old
1952
Wednesday, Aug 27, 1952
67 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day

2011
Hurricane Irene strikes the United States east coast, killing 47 and causing an estimated $15.6 billion in damage.
2009
Internal conflict in Burma: The Burmese military junta and ethnic armies begin three days of violent clashes in the Kokang Special Region.
2006
Comair Flight 5191 crashes on takeoff from Blue Grass Airport in Lexington, Kentucky bound for Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta. Of the passengers and crew, 49 of 50 are confirmed dead in the hours following the crash.
2003
Mars makes its closest approach to Earth in nearly 60,000 years, passing 34,646,418 miles (55,758,005 km) distant.
2003
The first six-party talks, involving South and North Korea, the United States, China, Japan and Russia, convene to find a peaceful resolution to the security concerns of the North Korean nuclear weapons program.
1991
The European Community recognizes the independence of the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.
1991
Moldova declares independence from the USSR.
1985
The Nigerian government is peacefully overthrown by Army Chief of Staff Major General Ibrahim Babangida.
1982
Turkish military diplomat Colonel Atilla Altıkat is shot and killed in Ottawa. Justice Commandos of the Armenian Genocide claim to be avenging the massacre of 1​2 million Armenians in the 1915 Armenian Genocide.
1980
A massive bomb planted by extortionist John Birges explodes at Harvey's Resort Hotel in Stateline, Nevada after a failed disarming attempt by the FBI. Although the hotel is damaged, no one is injured.
1979
A Provisional Irish Republican Army bomb kills British retired admiral Lord Mountbatten and three others while they are boating on holiday in Sligo, Republic of Ireland. Shortly after, 18 British Army soldiers are killed in an ambush near Warrenpoint, Northern Ireland.
1975
The Governor of Portuguese Timor abandons its capital, Dili, and flees to Atauro Island, leaving control to a rebel group.
1971
An attempted coup d'état fails in the African nation of Chad. The Government of Chad accuses Egypt of playing a role in the attempt and breaks off diplomatic relations.
1964
South Vietnamese junta leader Nguyễn Khánh enters into a triumvirate power-sharing arrangement with rival generals Trần Thiện Khiêm and Dương Văn Minh, who had both been involved in plots to unseat Khánh.
1962
The Mariner 2 unmanned space mission is launched to Venus by NASA.
1956
The nuclear power station at Calder Hall in the United Kingdom was connected to the national power grid becoming the world's first commercial nuclear power station to generate electricity on an industrial scale.
1943
World War II: Japanese forces evacuate New Georgia Island in the Pacific Theater of Operations during World War II.
1943
World War II: Aerial bombardment by the Luftwaffe razes to the ground the village of Vorizia in Crete.
1942
First day of the Sarny Massacre.
1939
First flight of the turbojet-powered Heinkel He 178, the world's first jet aircraft.
1933
The first Afrikaans Bible is introduced during a Bible Festival in Bloemfontein.
1928
The Kellogg-Briand Pact outlawing war is signed by fifteen nations. Ultimately sixty-one nations will sign it.
1927
Five Canadian women file a petition to the Supreme Court of Canada, asking, "Does the word 'Persons' in Section 24 of the British North America Act, 1867, include female persons?"
1922
Greco-Turkish War: The Turkish army takes the Aegean city of Afyonkarahisar from the Kingdom of Greece.
1918
Mexican Revolution: Battle of Ambos Nogales: U.S. Army forces skirmish against Mexican Carrancistas in the only battle of World War I fought on American soil.
1916
World War I: The Kingdom of Romania declares war on Austria-Hungary, entering the war as one of the Allied nations.
1914
World War I: Battle of Étreux: A British rearguard action by the Royal Munster Fusiliers during the Great Retreat.
1896
Anglo-Zanzibar War: The shortest war in world history (09:00 to 09:45), between the United Kingdom and Zanzibar.
1893
The Sea Islands hurricane strikes the United States near Savannah, Georgia, killing between 1,000-2,000 people.
1883
Eruption of Krakatoa: Four enormous explosions destroy the island of Krakatoa and cause years of climate change.
1881
The Georgia hurricane makes landfall near Savannah, Georgia, resulting in an estimated 700 deaths.
1859
Petroleum is discovered in Titusville, Pennsylvania leading to the world's first commercially successful oil well.
1832
Black Hawk, leader of the Sauk tribe of Native Americans, surrenders to U.S. authorities, ending the Black Hawk War.
1828
Brazil and Argentina recognize the sovereignty of Uruguay in the Treaty of Montevideo
1813
French Emperor Napoleon I defeats a larger force of Austrians, Russians, and Prussians at the Battle of Dresden.
1810
Napoleonic Wars: The French Navy defeats the British Royal Navy, preventing them from taking the harbour of Grand Port on Île de France.
1798
Wolfe Tone's United Irish and French forces clash with the British Army in the Battle of Castlebar, part of the Irish Rebellion of 1798, resulting in the creation of the French puppet Republic of Connacht.
1793
French Revolutionary Wars: The city of Toulon revolts against the French Republic and admits the British and Spanish fleets to seize its port, leading to the Siege of Toulon by French Revolutionary forces.
1776
Battle of Long Island: In what is now Brooklyn, New York, British forces under General William Howe defeat Americans under General George Washington.
1689
The Treaty of Nerchinsk is signed by Russia and the Qing Empire (Julian calendar).
1593
Pierre Barrière fails in his attempt to assassinate King Henry IV of France.
1557
The Battle of St. Quentin results in Emmanuel Philibert becoming Duke of Savoy.
1172
Henry the Young King and Margaret of France are crowned junior king and queen of England.
410
The sacking of Rome by the Visigoths ends after three days.

Births On This Day

1998
Kevin Huerter, American basketball player
1995
Sergey Sirotkin (racing driver), Russian racing driver
1993
Sarah Hecken, German figure skater
1993
Olivier Le Gac, French cyclist
1992
Blake Jenner, American actor and singer
1992
Stephen Morris, American football player
1992
Kim Petras, German singer-songwriter
1992
Ayame Gouriki, Japanese actress and singer
1991
Lee Sung-yeol, South Korean actor and singer
1990
Luuk de Jong, Dutch footballer
1989
Romain Amalfitano, French footballer
1989
Juliana Cannarozzo, American figure skater and actress
1988
Alexa PenaVega, American actress and singer
1987
Joel Grant, English-Jamaican footballer
1987
Darren McFadden, American football player
1986
Sebastian Kurz, Austrian politician, 25th Chancellor of Austria
1985
Kevan Hurst, English footballer
1985
Nikica Jelavić, Croatian footballer
1985
Alexandra Nechita, Romanian-American painter and sculptor
1984
David Bentley, English footballer
1984
Sulley Muntari, Ghanaian footballer
1983
Joanna McGilchrist, English rugby player and physiotherapist
1981
Patrick J. Adams, Canadian actor
1981
Maxwell Cabelino Andrade, Brazilian footballer
1981
Alessandro Gamberini, Italian footballer
1979
Sarah Neufeld, Canadian violinist
1979
Aaron Paul, American actor and producer
1979
Rusty Smith, American speed skater
1977
Deco, Brazilian-Portuguese footballer
1977
Justin Miller, American baseball player (d. 2013)
1976
Sarah Chalke, Canadian actress
1976
Audrey C. Delsanti, French astronomer and biologist
1976
Milano Collection A.T., Japanese wrestler
1976
Carlos Moyá, Spanish-Swiss tennis player
1976
Mark Webber, Australian race car driver
1975
Blake Adams, American golfer
1975
Mase, American rapper, songwriter and pastor
1975
Jonny Moseley, Puerto Rican-American skier and television host
1975
Mark Rudan, Australian footballer and manager
1974
Michael Mason, New Zealand cricketer
1974
José Vidro, Puerto Rican-American baseball player
1974
Mohammad Yousuf, Pakistani cricketer
1973
Danny Coyne, Welsh footballer
1973
Dietmar Hamann, German footballer and manager
1973
Burak Kut, Turkish singer-songwriter
1973
Johan Norberg, Swedish historian and author
1972
Jaap-Derk Buma, Dutch field hockey player
1972
Denise Lewis, English heptathlete
1972
Jimmy Pop, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1972
The Great Khali, Indian Professional Wrestler
1971
Ernest Faber, Dutch footballer and manager
1971
Kyung Lah, South Korean-American journalist
1971
Hisayuki Okawa, Japanese runner
1971
Aygül Özkan, German lawyer and politician
1970
Andy Bichel, Australian cricketer and coach
1970
Mark Ilott, English cricketer
1970
Tony Kanal, British-American bass player. songwriter, and record producer (No Doubt)
1970
Jim Thome, American baseball player and manager
1970
Karl Unterkircher, Italian mountaineer (d. 2008)
1969
Mark Ealham, English cricketer
1969
Cesar Millan, Mexican-American dog trainer, television personality, and author
1969
Reece Shearsmith, English actor, comedian and writer
1969
Chandra Wilson, American actress and director
1968
Daphne Koller, Israeli-American computer scientist and academic
1968
Michael Long, New Zealand golfer
1968
Matthew Ridge, New Zealand rugby player and sportscaster
1967
Ogie Alcasid, Filipino singer-songwriter, producer, and actor
1967
Rob Burnett, American football player and sportscaster
1966
Jeroen Duyster, Dutch rower
1966
René Higuita, Colombian footballer
1966
Juhan Parts, Estonian lawyer and politician, 14th Prime Minister of Estonia
1965
Scott Dibble, American lawyer and politician
1965
Wayne James, Zimbabwean cricketer and coach
1965
Ange Postecoglou, Greek-Australian footballer and coach
1964
Stephan Elliott, Australian actor, director, and screenwriter
1964
Paul Bernardo - Canadian serial rapist and murderer
1961
Yolanda Adams, American singer, producer, and actress
1961
Mark Curry, English television host and actor
1961
Tom Ford, American fashion designer
1961
Steve McDowall, English rugby player
1961
Helmut Winklhofer, German footballer
1959
Daniela Romo, Mexican singer, actress and TV hostess
1959
Gerhard Berger, Austrian race car driver
1959
Juan Fernando Cobo, Colombian painter and sculptor
1959
Denice Denton, American engineer and academic (d. 2006)
1959
Frode Fjellheim, Norwegian pianist and composer
1959
András Petőcz, Hungarian author and poet
1959
Jeanette Winterson, English journalist and novelist
1958
Sergei Krikalev, Russian engineer and astronaut
1958
Tom Lanoye, Belgian author, poet, and playwright
1958
Hugh Orde, British police officer
1957
Jeff Grubb, American game designer and author
1957
Bernhard Langer, German golfer
1956
Glen Matlock, English singer-songwriter and bass player
1955
Robert Richardson, American cinematographer
1955
Diana Scarwid, American actress
1954
John Lloyd, English tennis player and sportscaster
1954
Rajesh Thakker, English physician and academic
1954
Derek Warwick, English race car driver
1953
Tom Berryhill, American businessman and politician
1953
Alex Lifeson, Canadian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1953
Joan Smith, English journalist and author
1953
Peter Stormare, Swedish actor, director, and playwright
1952
Paul Reubens, American actor and comedian
1951
Buddy Bell, American baseball player and manager
1951
Mack Brown, American football player and coach
1951
Randall Garrison, American-Canadian criminologist and politician
1950
Charles Fleischer, American comedian and actor
1950
Neil Murray, Scottish bass player and songwriter
1950
Edmund Weiner, English lexicographer and author
1949
Jeff Cook, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1949
Leah Jamieson, American computer scientist, engineer, and academic
1949
Ann Murray, Irish soprano
1948
John Mehler, American drummer
1948
Deborah Swallow, English historian and curator
1948
Philippe Vallois, French director and screenwriter
1947
Barbara Bach, American model and actress
1947
Halil Berktay, Turkish historian and academic
1947
Kirk Francis, American engineer and producer
1947
Peter Krieg, German director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2009)
1947
John Morrison, New Zealand cricketer and politician
1947
Gavin Pfuhl, South African cricketer and sportscaster (d. 2002)
1946
Tony Howard, Barbadian cricketer and manager
1945
Douglas R. Campbell, Canadian lawyer and judge
1944
Tim Bogert, American singer and bass player
1943
Chuck Girard, American singer-songwriter and pianist
1943
Bob Kerrey, American lieutenant and politician, Medal of Honor recipient, 35th Governor of Nebraska
1943
Tuesday Weld, American model and actress
1942
Daryl Dragon, American keyboard player and songwriter (d. 2019)
1942
Brian Peckford, Canadian educator and politician, 3rd Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador
1941
Cesária Évora, Cape Verdean singer (d. 2011)
1941
János Konrád, Hungarian water polo player and swimmer (d. 2014)
1941
Harrison Page, American actor
1940
Fernest Arceneaux, American singer and accordion player (d. 2008)
1940
Sonny Sharrock, American guitarist (d. 1994)
1939
William Least Heat-Moon, American travel writer and historian
1939
Edward Patten, American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2005)
1939
Nikola Pilić, Yugoslav tennis player and coach
1937
Alice Coltrane, American pianist and composer (d. 2007)
1937
Tommy Sands, American pop singer and actor
1936
Joel Kovel, American scholar and author (d. 2018)
1936
Lien Chan, Taiwanese politician, Vice President of the Republic of China
1935
Ernie Broglio, American baseball player
1935
Michael Holroyd, English author
1935
Frank Yablans, American screenwriter and producer (d. 2014)
1932
Cor Brom, Dutch footballer and manager (d. 2008)
1932
Antonia Fraser, English historian and author
1931
Sri Chinmoy, Indian-American guru and poet (d. 2007)
1931
Joe Cunningham, American baseball player and coach
1930
Gholamreza Takhti, Iranian wrestler and politician (d. 1968)
1929
Ira Levin, American novelist, playwright, and songwriter (d. 2007)
1929
George Scott, Canadian-American wrestler and promoter (d. 2014)
1928
Péter Boross, Hungarian lawyer and politician, 54th Prime Minister of Hungary
1928
Mangosuthu Buthelezi, South African politician, Chief Minister of KwaZulu
1928
Joan Kroc, American philanthropist (d. 2003)
1926
George Brecht, American-German chemist and composer (d. 2008)
1926
Kristen Nygaard, Norwegian computer scientist and academic (d. 2002)
1925
Andrea Cordero Lanza di Montezemolo, Italian cardinal (d. 2017)
1925
Nat Lofthouse, English footballer and manager (d. 2011)
1925
Saiichi Maruya, Japanese author and critic (d. 2012)
1925
Bill Neilson, Australian politician, 34th Premier of Tasmania (d. 1989)
1925
Jaswant Singh Neki, Indian poet and academic (d. 2015)
1925
Carter Stanley, American bluegrass singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1966)
1924
David Rowbotham, Australian journalist and poet (d. 2010)
1924
Rosalie E. Wahl, American lawyer and jurist (d. 2013)
1923
Jimmy Greenhalgh, English footballer and manager (d. 2013)
1922
Roelof Kruisinga, Dutch physician and politician, Minister of Defence for The Netherlands (d. 2012)
1921
Georg Alexander, Duke of Mecklenburg (d. 1996)
1921
Leo Penn, American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1998)
1920
Baptiste Manzini, American football player (d. 2008)
1920
James Molyneaux, Baron Molyneaux of Killead, Northern Irish soldier and politician (d. 2015)
1919
Pee Wee Butts, American baseball player and coach (d. 1972)
1919
Murray Grand, American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 2007)
1918
Jelle Zijlstra, Dutch economist and politician, Prime Minister of the Netherlands (d. 2001)
1917
Peanuts Lowrey, American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 1986)
1916
Gordon Bashford, English engineer, co-designed the Range Rover (d. 1991)
1916
Tony Harris, South African cricketer and rugby player (d. 1993)
1916
Martha Raye, American actress and comedian (d. 1994)
1915
Norman Foster Ramsey Jr., American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2011)
1912
Gloria Guinness, Mexican journalist (d. 1980)
1911
Kay Walsh, English actress and dancer (d. 2005)
1909
Sylvère Maes, Belgian cyclist (d. 1966)
1909
Charles Pozzi, French race car driver (d. 2001)
1909
Lester Young, American saxophonist and clarinet player (d. 1959)
1908
Don Bradman, Australian cricketer and manager (d. 2001)
1908
Lyndon B. Johnson, American commander and politician, 36th President of the United States (d. 1973)
1906
Ed Gein, American murderer and body snatcher, The Butcher of Plainfield (d. 1982)
1905
Aris Velouchiotis, Greek soldier (d. 1945)
1904
Alar Kotli, Estonian architect (d. 1963)
1904
Norah Lofts, English author (d. 1983)
1904
John Hay Whitney, American businessman, publisher, and diplomat, founded J.H. Whitney & Company (d. 1982)
1899
C. S. Forester, English novelist (d. 1966)
1898
Gaspard Fauteux, Canadian businessman and politician, 19th Lieutenant Governor of Quebec (d. 1963)
1896
Kenji Miyazawa, Japanese author and poet (d. 1933)
1896
Léon Theremin, Russian physicist and engineer, invented the Theremin (d. 1993)
1895
Andreas Alföldi, Hungarian archaeologist and historian (d. 1981)
1890
Man Ray, American-French photographer and painter (d. 1976)
1886
Rebecca Clarke, English viola player and composer (d. 1979)
1884
Vincent Auriol, French lawyer and politician, 16th President of the French Republic (d. 1966)
1884
Denis G. Lillie, British biologist, member of the 1910-1913 Terra Nova Expedition (d. 1963)
1878
Pyotr Nikolayevich Wrangel, Russian general (d. 1928)
1877
Charles Rolls, English engineer and businessman, co-founded Rolls-Royce Limited (d. 1910)
1877
Ernst Wetter, Swiss lawyer and politician, 48th President of the Swiss Confederation (d. 1963)
1875
Katharine McCormick, American biologist, philanthropist, and activist (d. 1967)
1874
Carl Bosch, German chemist and engineer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1940)
1871
Theodore Dreiser, American novelist and journalist (d. 1945)
1870
Amado Nervo, Mexican journalist, poet, and diplomat (d. 1919)
1868
Hong Beom-do, Korean general and activist (d. 1943)
1865
James Henry Breasted, American archaeologist and historian (d. 1935)
1865
Charles G. Dawes, American general and politician, 30th Vice President of the United States, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1951)
1864
Hermann Weingärtner, German gymnast (d. 1919)
1858
Giuseppe Peano, Italian mathematician and philosopher (d. 1932)
1856
Ivan Franko, Ukrainian author and poet (d. 1916)
1845
Ödön Lechner, Hungarian architect, designed the Museum of Applied Arts and the Church of St Elisabeth (d. 1914)
1845
Friedrich Martens, Estonian-Russian historian, lawyer, and diplomat (d. 1909)
1827
Charles Lilley, English-Australian politician, 4th Premier of Queensland (d. 1897)
1812
Bertalan Szemere, Hungarian poet and politician, 3rd Prime Minister of Hungary (d. 1869)
1809
Hannibal Hamlin, American publisher and politician, 15th Vice President of the United States (d. 1891)
1803
Edward Beecher, American minister and theologian (d. 1895)
1795
Giorgio Mitrovich, Maltese politician (d. 1885)
1770
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, German philosopher and academic (d. 1831)
1730
Johann Georg Hamann, German philosopher and author (d. 1788)
1724
John Joachim Zubly, Swiss-American pastor, planter, and politician (d. 1781)
1677
Otto Ferdinand von Abensberg und Traun, Austrian general (d. 1748)
1669
Anne Marie d'Orléans, queen of Sardinia (d. 1728)
1665
John Hervey, 1st Earl of Bristol, English politician (d. 1751)
1637
Charles Calvert, 3rd Baron Baltimore, English politician, 2nd Proprietor of Maryland (d. 1715)
1624
Koxinga, Chinese-Japanese Ming loyalist (d. 1662)
1545
Alexander Farnese, Duke of Parma (d. 1592)
1542
John Frederick, Duke of Pomerania and Protestant Bishop of Cammin (d. 1600)
1512
Friedrich Staphylus, German theologian (d. 1564)
1487
Anna of Brandenburg (d. 1514)
1471
George, Duke of Saxony (d. 1539)
1407
Ashikaga Yoshikazu, Japanese shōgun (d. 1425)
865
Rhazes, Persian polymath (d. 925)

Deaths On This Day

2015
Kazi Zafar Ahmed, Bangladeshi politician, 8th Prime Minister of Bangladesh (b. 1939)
2015
Pascal Chaumeil, French director and screenwriter (b. 1961)
2015
Darryl Dawkins, American basketball player and coach (b. 1957)
2014
Jacques Friedel, French physicist and academic (b. 1921)
2014
Valeri Petrov, Bulgarian poet, playwright, and screenwriter (b. 1920)
2014
Benno Pludra, German author (b. 1925)
2013
Chen Liting, Chinese director and playwright (b. 1910)
2013
Bill Peach, Australian journalist (b. 1935)
2013
Dave Thomas, Welsh golfer and architect (b. 1934)
2012
Neville Alexander, South African linguist and activist (b. 1936)
2012
Malcolm Browne, American journalist and photographer (b. 1931)
2012
Art Heyman, American basketball player (b. 1941)
2012
Ivica Horvat, Croatian footballer and manager (b. 1926)
2012
Richard Kingsland, Australian captain and pilot (b. 1916)
2010
Anton Geesink, Dutch martial artist (b. 1934)
2010
Luna Vachon, Canadian-American wrestler and manager (b. 1962)
2009
Sergey Mikhalkov, Russian author and poet (b. 1913)
2007
Emma Penella, Spanish actress (b. 1930)
2006
Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Indian director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1922)
2006
Jesse Pintado, Mexican-American guitarist (b. 1969) (Napalm Death)
2005
Giorgos Mouzakis, Greek trumpet player and composer (b. 1922)
2005
Seán Purcell, Irish footballer (b. 1929)
2004
Willie Crawford, American baseball player (b. 1946)
2003
Pierre Poujade, French soldier and politician (b. 1920)
2002
Edwin Louis Cole, American religious leader and author (b. 1922)
2001
Michael Dertouzos, Greek-American computer scientist and academic (b. 1936)
2001
Abu Ali Mustafa, Palestinian politician (b. 1938)
1999
Hélder Câmara, Brazilian archbishop and theologian (b. 1909)
1998
Essie Summers, New Zealand author (b. 1912)
1996
Greg Morris, American actor (b. 1933)
1994
Frank Jeske, German footballer (b. 1960)
1990
Avdy Andresson, Estonian soldier and diplomat (b. 1899)
1990
Stevie Ray Vaughan, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (b. 1954) (Double Trouble)
1981
Valeri Kharlamov, Russian ice hockey player (b. 1948)
1980
Douglas Kenney, American actor, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1947)
1979
Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, English admiral and politician, 44th Governor-General of India (b. 1900)
1978
Gordon Matta-Clark, American painter and illustrator (b. 1943)
1978
Ieva Simonaitytė, Lithuanian author and poet (b. 1897)
1975
Haile Selassie, Ethiopian emperor (b. 1892)
1971
Bennett Cerf, American publisher, co-founded Random House (b. 1898)
1971
Margaret Bourke-White, American photographer and journalist (b. 1906)
1969
Ivy Compton-Burnett, English author (b. 1884)
1969
Erika Mann, German actress and author (b. 1905)
1968
Princess Marina of Greece and Denmark (b. 1906)
1967
Brian Epstein, English businessman and manager (b. 1934)
1965
Le Corbusier, Swiss-French architect and urban planner, designed the Philips Pavilion (b. 1887)
1964
Gracie Allen, American actress and comedian (b. 1895)
1963
W. E. B. Du Bois, American sociologist, historian, and activist (b. 1868)
1963
Inayatullah Khan Mashriqi, Pakistani mathematician and scholar (b. 1888)
1958
Ernest Lawrence, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1901)
1956
Pelageya Shajn, Russian astronomer and academic (b. 1894)
1950
Cesare Pavese, Italian author, poet, and critic (b. 1908)
1948
Charles Evans Hughes, American lawyer and politician, 11th Chief Justice of the United States (b. 1862)
1945
Hubert Pál Álgyay, Hungarian engineer, designed the Petőfi Bridge (b. 1894)
1944
Georg von Boeselager, German soldier (b. 1915)
1935
Childe Hassam, American painter and academic (b. 1859)
1931
Frank Harris, Irish-American journalist and author (b. 1856)
1931
Willem Hubert Nolens, Dutch priest and politician (b. 1860)
1931
Francis Marion Smith, American miner and businessman (b. 1846)
1929
Herman Potočnik, Croatian-Austrian engineer (b. 1892)
1922
Reşat Çiğiltepe, Turkish colonel (b. 1879)
1909
Emil Christian Hansen, Danish physiologist and mycologist (b. 1842)
1903
Kusumoto Ine, first Japanese female doctor of Western medicine (b. 1827)
1891
Samuel C. Pomeroy, American businessman and politician (b. 1816)
1875
William Chapman Ralston, American businessman and financier, founded the Bank of California (b. 1826)
1871
William Whiting Boardman, American lawyer and politician (b. 1794)
1865
Thomas Chandler Haliburton, Canadian judge and politician (b. 1796)
1857
Rufus Wilmot Griswold, American anthologist, poet, and critic (b. 1815)
1828
Eise Eisinga, Dutch astronomer and academic, built the Eisinga Planetarium (b. 1744)
1782
John Laurens, American Revolutionary and Congressman (b.1754)
1748
James Thomson, Scottish poet and playwright (b. 1700)
1664
Francisco de Zurbarán, Spanish painter and educator (b. 1598)
1635
Lope de Vega, Spanish poet and playwright (b. 1562)
1611
Tomás Luis de Victoria, Spanish composer (b. c. 1548)
1590
Pope Sixtus V (b. 1521)
1576
Titian, Italian painter and educator (b. 1488)
1545
Piotr Gamrat, Polish archbishop (b. 1487)
1521
Josquin des Prez, Flemish composer (b. 1450)
1450
Reginald West, 6th Baron De La Warr, English politician (b. 1395)
1394
Emperor Chōkei of Japan (b. 1343)
1312
Arthur II, Duke of Brittany (b. 1261)
1255
Little Saint Hugh of Lincoln (b. 1247)
1146
King Eric III of Denmark
923
Ageltrude, queen of Italy and Holy Roman Empress
827
Pope Eugene II
749
Qahtaba ibn Shabib al-Ta'i, Persian general
542
Caesarius of Arles, French bishop and saint (b. 470)