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On This Day in History:  August 3

August 3 is the 215th day of the year (216th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 150 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2019
Air Force vet wins $6.5 million after nearly throwing away winning lottery ticket. An Oregon Air Force veteran almost let a fortune slip right out of his hands.
2018
California office pool claims $543 million Mega Millions lottery jackpot. The California Lottery says last month's $543 million Mega Millions jackpot was won by 11 members of an office pool that played on a whim.
2017
Massachusetts has more repeat lottery winners than any other state. Massachusetts has more repeat lottery winners than any other state, people who redeem so many winning tickets that they raise questions about the integrity and oversight of the $5 billion state lottery, according to a first-of-its-kind analysis of nearly 11 million lottery records from 34 states.
2017
Lottery winner hands out winning tickets at favorite restaurant. A Maine man who won the lottery twice in recent months shared his winnings with employees and diners of a local restaurant he patronized nearly daily for more than a decade.
2016
Details emerge about Alabama Gov.'s lottery vision. Alabama Governor Robert Bentley provided some details about his plans for this month's special session in which he will propose a state lottery.
2015
Texas Lottery launches Set For Life scratch-off games. The Texas Lottery today announced a new series of scratch-off games called Set For Life, offering players the chance to win as much as $5,000 per week for the next 20 years.
2011
Tri-State lottery players get extra chance to win Pick 4. Players of the Tri-State Pick 4 lottery had two chances to win this week when a ball left in the drawing machine led to two sets of winning numbers.
2011
Massachusetts Lottery closes loophole after big wins. It was great while it lasted, for the few who knew the trick and had the money to take advantage of it.
2010
Fla. Powerball winner claims $73.8M lottery jackpot. The Florida Lottery announced on Friday that the $73.8 million jackpot from the July 10 Powerball drawing has been claimed.
2009
Lottery heartbreak: Florida man says he lost $500,000 ticket. Florida Lottery security officials have opened an investigation into the case of a 69-year-old Wellington man who lost a scratch-off ticket worth $500,000.
2008
$200,000 Powerball lottery prize goes unclaimed. One lucky Powerball winner from Kansas isn't so lucky after the deadline expired for claiming a $200,000 prize.
2006
How a lottery win tore a family apart. One lottery jackpot winner's attempts at secrecy have woefully failed to avert a family feud over the fortune, with greed, deceit and vitriol as its central ingredients.
2006
Online gambling world watches U.S. case. The recent BetOnSports indictment in U.S. federal court may show the limits of American authorities' control over online gambling.
2006
Lottery winner feels like he has a horseshoe in his behind. A South Carolina player has been so lucky that he feels like he has "a horseshoe stuck up [his] behind."
2005
N.J. Officials Warn Residents Of Lottery Scam. New Jersey Lottery officials are warning Garden State residents to beware of a scam involving letters claiming large lottery winnings.
2005
N.J. store owners win lottery jackpot. Not only did Jr.'s Wholesale on McBride Avenue in Paterson, New Jersey, sell two winning lottery tickets totaling $3.25 million last month, but the family that owns the convenience store includes the winners, New Jersey Lottery officials confirmed Monday.
2005
New Yorker claims huge lottery jackpot amid controversy. A 66-year-old former state worker has claimed the second largest lottery payout in New York history, but residents in the town in which the winning ticket was sold feels the lottery is snubbing them.
2005
Euro Millions lottery winner makes press wait for prize claim. The wealthiest winner in European lottery history failed to come forward to collect her _115.6 million (US$136 million) prize yesterday, to the disappointment of waiting press.
2005
W.V. woman claims $1.75 million Hot Lotto jackpot. A bookkeeper for a West Virginia realty company came forward Tuesday as the state's latest West Virginia Lottery jackpot winner.
2005
N.C. Democrats feel heat on lottery. In North Carolina, legislative leaders trying to break a logjam on the state's budget are pressing reluctant House Democrats to support a much more aggressively advertised lottery than the version that squeaked through the House in April.
2004
Maine Powerball sales strong. In a little less than 34 hours, Mainers gobbled up $536,191 worth of Powerball tickets to propel the state into the top three markets in the country for the game's Saturday night drawing.
2004
UK National Lottery has new rival. A rival national draw that promises to make competitors millionaires and to take the lottery out of donating money to charity was today dismissed as a threat by Lotto operator Camelot.
2004
Former S.C. Lottery employee charged with theft. A former procurement officer with the South Carolina Education Lottery has been released on bond after his arrest on charges that he converted $425 for his own use.
2003
Naples woman sues ex-husband for greater share of lottery winnings. Marcel and Helene Imbert, once the envy of residents across Florida 13 years ago, are now divorced and fighting in court over Helene's share of the lottery winnings.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$323 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 4, 2017
2.$307.2 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 3, 2013
3.$286 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 5, 2017
4.€201.4 Million
US$223.76 Million
Draw Date
Aug 3, 2019
5.€176 Million
US$216.73 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Aug 3, 2012
6.$204 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 5, 2006
7.$203 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 4, 2018
8.$181 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 4, 2012
9.$160 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 3, 2011
10.$138 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 5, 2009
11.€117.96 Million
US$131.34 Million
Draw Date
Aug 4, 2016
12.$123 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 4, 2007
13.$105 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 3, 1999
14.$102 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 3, 2019
15.$100 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 5, 2014
16.$99 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 5, 2011
17.$84 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 4, 2009
18.$80 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 6, 2014
19.€68 Million
US$78.74 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Aug 3, 2018
20.$77 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 3, 2007
21.$70 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 3, 2005
22.€61 Million
US$68.5 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Aug 9, 2019
23.$67 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 4, 2001
23.$67 Million
California
SuperLotto Plus
Draw Date
Aug 3, 2019
25.$66 Million
California
SuperLotto Plus
Draw Date
Aug 6, 2003

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1989
Thursday, Aug 3, 1989
30 years old
1980
Sunday, Aug 3, 1980
39 years old
1978
Thursday, Aug 3, 1978
41 years old
1976
Tuesday, Aug 3, 1976
43 years old
1973
Friday, Aug 3, 1973
46 years old
1971
Tuesday, Aug 3, 1971
48 years old
1968
Saturday, Aug 3, 1968
51 years old
1965
Tuesday, Aug 3, 1965
54 years old
1960
Wednesday, Aug 3, 1960
59 years old
1958
Sunday, Aug 3, 1958
61 years old
1956
Friday, Aug 3, 1956
63 years old
(year not provided)
(year not provided)

Worldwide Events On This Day

2018
Two burka-clad men have killed 29 people and injured more than 80 in a suicide attack on a Shia mosque in eastern Afghanistan.
2014
A 6.1 magnitude earthquake kills at least 617 people and injures more than 2,400 in Yunnan, China.
2010
Widespread rioting erupts in Karachi, Pakistan, after the assassination of a local politician, leaving at least 85 dead and at least 17 billion Pakistani rupees (US$200 million) in damage.
2007
Former Deputy Director of the Chilean secret police Raúl Iturriaga is captured after having been on the run following a conviction for kidnapping.
2005
President of Mauritania Maaouya Ould Sid'Ahmed Taya is overthrown in a military coup while attending the funeral of King Fahd in Saudi Arabia.
2004
The pedestal of the Statue of Liberty reopens after being closed since the September 11 attacks.
1997
Oued El-Had and Mezouara massacre in Algeria: A total of 116 villagers killed, 40 in Oued El-Had and 76 in Mezouara.
1997
The tallest free-standing structure in the Southern Hemisphere, Sky Tower in downtown Auckland, New Zealand, opens after two-and-a-half years of construction.
1981
Senegalese opposition parties, under the leadership of Mamadou Dia, launch the Antiimperialist Action Front - Suxxali Reew Mi.
1977
Tandy Corporation announces the TRS-80, one of the world's first mass-produced personal computers.
1975
A privately chartered Boeing 707 strikes a mountain peak and crashes near Agadir, Morocco, killing 188.
1972
The United States Senate ratifies the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty.
1960
Niger gains independence from France.
1959
Portugal's state police force PIDE fires upon striking workers in Bissau, Portuguese Guinea, killing over 50 people.
1958
The world's first nuclear submarine, the USS Nautilus, became the first vessel to complete a submerged transit of the geographical North Pole.
1949
The Basketball Association of America and the National Basketball League finalize the merger, that would create the National Basketball Association
1948
Whittaker Chambers accuses Alger Hiss of being a communist and a spy for the Soviet Union.
1946
Santa Claus Land, the world's first themed amusement park, opens in Santa Claus, Indiana, United States.
1940
World War II: Italian forces begin the invasion of British Somaliland.
1936
Jesse Owens wins the 100 metre dash, defeating Ralph Metcalfe, at the Berlin Olympics.
1936
A fire wipes out Kursha-2 in the Meshchera Lowlands, Ryazan Oblast, Russia, killing 1,200 and leaving only 20 survivors.
1921
Major League Baseball Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis confirms the ban of the eight Chicago Black Sox, the day after they were acquitted by a Chicago court.
1914
World War I: Germany declares war against France, while Romania declares its neutrality.
1907
Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis fines Standard Oil of Indiana a record $29.4 million for illegal rebating to freight carriers; the conviction and fine are later reversed on appeal.
1903
Macedonian rebels in Kruševo proclaim the Kruševo Republic, which exists only for ten days before Ottoman Turks lay waste to the town.
1900
The Firestone Tire and Rubber Company is founded.
1859
The American Dental Association is founded in Niagara Falls, New York.
1852
Harvard University wins the first Boat Race between Yale University and Harvard. The race is also the first American intercollegiate athletic event
1829
The Treaty of Lewistown is signed by the Shawnee and Seneca peoples, exchanging land in Ohio for land west of the Mississippi River.
1811
First ascent of Jungfrau, third highest summit in the Bernese Alps by brothers Johann Rudolf and Hieronymus Meyer.
1795
Treaty of Greenville is signed, ending the Northwest Indian War in the Ohio Country.
1778
The theatre La Scala in Milan is inaugurated with the première of Antonio Salieri's Europa riconosciuta.
1678
Robert LaSalle builds the Le Griffon, the first known ship built on the Great Lakes.
1645
Thirty Years' War: The Second Battle of Nördlingen sees French forces defeating those of the Holy Roman Empire.
1601
Long War: Austria captures Transylvania in the Battle of Goroszló.
1527
The first known letter from North America is sent by John Rut while at St. John's, Newfoundland.
1492
Christopher Columbus sets sail from Palos de la Frontera, Spain.
1342
The Siege of Algeciras commences during the Spanish Reconquista.
1057
Frederik van Lotharingen elected as first Belgian Pope Stephen IX.
1031
Olaf II of Norway is canonized as Saint Olaf by Grimketel, the English Bishop of Selsey.
908
Battle of Eisenach: An invading Hungarian force defeats an East Frankish army under Duke Burchard of Thuringia.
881
Battle of Saucourt-en-Vimeu: Louis III of France defeats the Vikings, an event celebrated in the poem Ludwigslied.
435
Deposed Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople Nestorius, considered the originator of Nestorianism, is exiled by Roman Emperor Theodosius II to a monastery in Egypt.
AD 70
Fires resulting from the destruction of the Second Temple in Jerusalem are extinguished.
AD 8
Roman Empire general Tiberius defeats the Dalmatae on the river Bosna.

Births On This Day

1999
Yoo Yeon-jung, South Korean singer, member of girl groups IOI and WJSN
1995
Victoria Kan, Russian tennis player
1994
Manaia Cherrington, New Zealand rugby league player
1994
Todd Gurley, American football player
1993
Ola Abidogun, English sprinter
1993
Yurina Kumai, Japanese singer
1992
Gamze Bulut, Turkish runner
1992
Gesa Felicitas Krause, German runner
1992
Diāna Marcinkēviča, Latvian tennis player
1992
Aljon Mariano, Filipino basketball player
1992
Lum Rexhepi, Finnish footballer
1990
Jourdan Dunn, English model
1990
Kang Min-kyung, South Korean singer, member of duo group Davichi
1989
Jules Bianchi, French race car driver (d. 2015)
1989
Sam Hutchinson, English footballer
1989
Tyrod Taylor, American football player
1989
Nick Viergever, Dutch footballer
1988
Denny Cardin, Italian footballer
1988
Leigh Tiffin, American football player
1988
Sven Ulreich, German footballer
1987
Kim Hyung-jun, South Korean singer and dancer
1987
Chris McQueen, Australian-English rugby league player
1986
Charlotte Casiraghi, Monégasque journalist, co-founded Ever Manifesto
1986
Darya Domracheva, Belarusian biathlete
1985
Georgina Haig, Australian actress
1985
Brent Kutzle, American bass player and producer
1985
Ats Purje, Estonian footballer
1985
Sonny Bill Williams, New Zealand rugby player and boxer
1984
Yasin Avcı, Turkish footballer
1984
Sunil Chhetri, Indian footballer
1984
Matt Joyce, American baseball player
1984
Ryan Lochte, American swimmer
1984
Chris Maurer, American singer and bass player
1983
Ryan Carter, American ice hockey player
1983
Mark Reynolds, American baseball player
1982
Kaspar Kokk, Estonian skier
1982
Jesse Lumsden, Canadian bobsledder and football player
1982
Damien Sandow, American wrestler
1981
Fikirte Addis, Ethiopian fashion designer
1981
Travis Bowyer, American baseball player
1981
Pablo Ibáñez, Spanish footballer
1980
Nadia Ali, Libyan-American singer-songwriter
1980
Dominic Moore, Canadian ice hockey player
1980
Tony Pashos, American football player
1980
Brandan Schieppati, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1980
Hannah Simone, Canadian television host and actress
1979
Evangeline Lilly, Canadian model and actress
1978
Joi Chua, Singaporean singer-songwriter and actress
1978
Mariusz Jop, Polish footballer
1978
Jenny Tinmouth, English motorcycle racer
1978
Dimitrios Zografakis, Greek footballer
1977
Tom Brady, American football player
1977
Justin Lehr, American baseball player
1977
Óscar Pereiro, Spanish cyclist and footballer
1976
Troy Glaus, American baseball player
1975
Wael Gomaa, Egyptian footballer
1975
Argyro Strataki, Greek heptathlete
1973
Jay Cutler, American bodybuilder
1973
Nikos Dabizas, Greek footballer
1973
Michael Ealy, American actor
1973
Chris Murphy, American politician, junior senator of Connecticut
1972
Sandis Ozoliņš, Latvian ice hockey player and politician
1971
Forbes Johnston, Scottish footballer (d. 2007)
1971
DJ Spinderella, American DJ, rapper, producer, and actress
1970
Stephen Carpenter, American guitarist and songwriter
1970
Gina G, Australian singer-songwriter
1970
Masahiro Sakurai, Japanese video game designer
1969
Doug Overton, American basketball player and coach
1968
Rod Beck, American baseball player (d. 2007)
1967
Mathieu Kassovitz, French actor, director, producer, and screenwriter, founded MNP Entreprise
1967
Skin, English singer and guitarist
1966
Brent Butt, Canadian actor, producer, and screenwriter
1966
Gizz Butt, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
1966
Eric Esch, American wrestler, boxer, and mixed martial artist
1964
Lucky Dube, South African singer and keyboard player (d. 2007)
1964
Nate McMillan, American basketball player and coach
1964
Kevin Sumlin, American football player and coach
1964
Abhisit Vejjajiva, English-Thai economist and politician, 27th Prime Minister of Thailand
1963
Frano Botica, New Zealand rugby player and coach
1963
James Hetfield, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1963
David Knox, Australian rugby player
1963
Ed Roland, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1963
Lisa Ann Walter, American actress, producer, and screenwriter
1963
Isaiah Washington, American actor and producer
1961
Molly Hagan, American actress
1961
Nick Harvey, English politician, Minister of State for the Armed Forces
1961
Lee Rocker, American bassist
1960
Tim Mayotte, American tennis player and coach
1960
Gopal Sharma, Indian cricketer
1959
Martin Atkins, English drummer and producer
1959
Mike Gminski, American basketball player and sportscaster
1959
John C. McGinley, American actor and producer
1959
Koichi Tanaka, Japanese chemist and engineer, Nobel Prize laureate
1958
Lindsey Hilsum, English journalist and author
1958
Ana Kokkinos, Australian director and screenwriter
1957
Bodo Rudwaleit, German footballer and manager
1957
Kate Wilkinson, New Zealand lawyer and politician, 11th New Zealand Minister of Conservation
1956
Kirk Brandon, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
1956
Todd Christensen, American football player and sportscaster (d. 2013)
1956
Dave Cloud, American singer-songwriter and actor (d. 2015)
1956
Balwinder Sandhu, Indian cricketer and coach
1954
Michael Arthur, English physician and academic
1954
Gary Peters, English footballer and manager
1953
Ian Bairnson, Scottish saxophonist and keyboard player
1953
Marlene Dumas, South African painter
1952
Osvaldo Ardiles, Argentinian footballer and manager
1951
Marcel Dionne, Canadian ice hockey player
1951
Jay North, American actor
1950
Linda Howard, American author
1950
John Landis, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1950
Jo Marie Payton, American actress and singer
1950
Ernesto Samper, Colombian economist and politician, 29th President of Colombia
1949
Philip Casnoff, American actor and director
1949
B. B. Dickerson, American bass player and songwriter
1949
Sue Slipman, English politician
1948
Jean-Pierre Raffarin, French lawyer and politician, 166th Prime Minister of France
1947
Ralph Wright, English footballer
1946
Robert Ayling, English businessman
1946
Jack Straw, English lawyer and politician, Shadow Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
1946
Syreeta Wright, American singer-songwriter (d. 2004)
1946
John York, American bass player, songwriter, and producer
1945
Eamon Dunphy, Irish footballer and journalist
1944
Nino Bravo, Spanish singer (d. 1973)
1943
Béla Bollobás, Hungarian-English mathematician and academic
1943
Princess Christina, Mrs. Magnuson of Sweden
1943
Steven Millhauser, American novelist and short story writer
1941
Beverly Lee, American singer
1941
Martha Stewart, American businesswoman, publisher, and author, founded Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia
1940
Lance Alworth, American football player
1940
Martin Sheen, American actor and producer
1940
James Tyler, American guitarist and songwriter (d. 2010)
1939
Jimmie Nicol, English drummer
1939
Apoorva Sengupta, Indian general and cricketer
1938
Terry Wogan, Irish-English radio and television host (d. 2016)
1937
Steven Berkoff, English actor, director, and playwright
1937
Roland Burris, American lawyer and politician, 39th Illinois Attorney General
1937
Tom Georgeson, English actor
1937
Duncan Sharpe, Pakistani-Australian cricketer
1936
Jerry G. Bishop, American radio and television host (d. 2013)
1936
Edward Petherbridge, English actor
1935
John Erman, American actor, director, and producer
1935
Georgy Shonin, Ukrainian-Russian general, pilot, and astronaut (d. 1997)
1935
Vic Vogel, Canadian pianist, composer, and bandleader
1934
Haystacks Calhoun, American wrestler and actor (d. 1989)
1934
Michael Chapman, English bassoon player (d. 2005)
1934
Jonas Savimbi, Angolan general, founded UNITA (d. 2002)
1933
Pat Crawford, Australian cricketer (d. 2009)
1930
James Komack, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1997)
1928
Cécile Aubry, French actress, director, and screenwriter (d. 2010)
1928
Henning Moritzen, Danish actor (d. 2012)
1926
Rona Anderson, Scottish-English actress (d. 2013)
1926
Tony Bennett, American singer and actor
1926
Anthony Sampson, English journalist and author (d. 2004)
1926
Gordon Scott, American actor (d. 2007)
1925
Marv Levy, American-Canadian football player, coach, and manager
1925
Lewis Rowland, American neurologist (d. 2017)
1924
Connie Converse, American musician and singer-songwriter
1924
Leon Uris, American soldier and author (d. 2003)
1923
Jean Hagen, American actress (d. 1977)
1923
Pope Shenouda III of Alexandria (d. 2012)
1922
John Eisenhower, American historian, general, and diplomat, 45th United States Ambassador to Belgium (d. 2013)
1921
Richard Adler, American composer and producer (d. 2012)
1921
Marilyn Maxwell, American actress (d. 1972)
1920
Norman Dewis, English test driver and engineer
1920
Max Fatchen, Australian journalist and author (d. 2012)
1920
P. D. James, English author (d. 2014)
1920
Charlie Shavers, American trumpet player and composer (d. 1971)
1920
Elmar Tampõld, Estonian-Canadian architect (d. 2013)
1918
James MacGregor Burns, American historian, political scientist, and author (d. 2014)
1918
Sidney Gottlieb, American chemist and theorist (d. 1999)
1918
Larry Haines, American actor (d. 2008)
1918
Eddie Jefferson, American singer-songwriter (d. 1979)
1917
Les Elgart, American trumpet player and bandleader (d. 1995)
1916
Shakeel Badayuni, Indian poet and songwriter (d. 1970)
1916
José Manuel Moreno, Argentinian footballer and manager (d. 1978)
1913
Mel Tolkin, Ukrainian-American screenwriter and producer (d. 2007)
1912
Fritz Hellwig, German politician (d. 2017)
1911
Alex McCrindle, Scottish actor and producer (d. 1990)
1909
Walter Van Tilburg Clark, American author and educator (d. 1971)
1907
Lawrence Brown, American trombonist and composer (d. 1988)
1907
Ernesto Geisel, Brazilian general and politician, 29th President of Brazil (d. 1996)
1907
Yang Shangkun, Chinese politician, and 4th President of China (d.1998)
1905
Franz König, Austrian cardinal (d. 2004)
1904
Dolores del Río, Mexican actress (d. 1983)
1904
Clifford D. Simak, American journalist and author (d. 1988)
1903
Habib Bourguiba, Tunisian journalist and politician, 1st President of the Republic of Tunisia (d. 2000)
1902
Regina Jonas, German rabbi (d. 1944)
1902
David Buttolph, American film composer (d. 1983)
1901
John C. Stennis, American lawyer and politician (d. 1995)
1901
Stefan Wyszyński, Polish cardinal (d. 1981)
1900
Ernie Pyle, American soldier and journalist (d. 1945)
1900
John T. Scopes, American educator (d. 1970)
1899
Louis Chiron, Monegasque race car driver (d. 1979)
1896
Ralph Horween, American football player and coach (d. 1997)
1895
Allen Bathurst, Lord Apsley, English politician (d. 1942)
1894
Harry Heilmann, American baseball player and sportscaster (d. 1951)
1890
Konstantin Melnikov, Russian architect, designed the Rusakov Workers' Club (d. 1974)
1887
Rupert Brooke, English poet (d. 1915)
1886
Maithili Sharan Gupt, Indian poet and playwright (d. 1964)
1872
Haakon VII of Norway (d. 1957)
1871
Vernon Louis Parrington, American historian and scholar (d. 1929)
1867
Stanley Baldwin, English businessman and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1947)
1863
Géza Gárdonyi, Hungarian author and journalist (d. 1922)
1860
William Kennedy Dickson, French-Scottish actor, director, and producer (d. 1935)
1856
Alfred Deakin, Australian lawyer and politician, 2nd Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1919)
1850
Reginald Heber Roe, English-Australian swimmer, tennis player, and academic (d. 1926)
1840
John Bigham, 1st Viscount Mersey, English jurist and politician (d. 1929)
1832
Ivan Zajc, Croatian composer, conductor, and director (d. 1914)
1823
Thomas Francis Meagher, Irish-American revolutionary and military leader, territorial governor of Montana (d. 1867)
1817
Archduke Albrecht, Duke of Teschen (d. 1895)
1811
Elisha Otis, American businessman, founded the Otis Elevator Company (d. 1861)
1808
Hamilton Fish, American lawyer and politician, 26th United States Secretary of State (d. 1893)
1803
Joseph Paxton, English gardener and architect, designed The Crystal Palace (d. 1865)
1770
Frederick William III of Prussia (d. 1840)
1766
Aaron Chorin, Hungarian rabbi and author (d. 1844)
1692
John Henley, English minister and poet (d. 1759)
1622
Wolfgang Julius, Count of Hohenlohe-Neuenstein, German field marshal (d. 1698)
1509
Étienne Dolet, French scholar and translator (d. 1546)
1491
Maria of Jülich-Berg, German noblewoman (d. 1543)
1486
Imperia Cognati, Italian courtesan (d. 1512)

Deaths On This Day

2015
Robert Conquest, English-American historian, poet, and academic (b. 1917)
2015
Mel Farr, American football player and businessman (b. 1944)
2015
Coleen Gray, American actress (b. 1922)
2015
Margot Loyola, Chilean singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1918)
2015
Johanna Quandt, German businesswoman (b. 1926)
2015
Jef Murray, Australian artist and author (b. 1960)
2014
Miangul Aurangzeb, Pakistani captain and politician, 19th Governor of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (b. 1928)
2014
Edward Clancy, Australian cardinal (b. 1923)
2014
Dorothy Salisbury Davis, American author (b. 1916)
2014
Kenny Drew, Jr., American pianist and composer (b. 1958)
2014
Lydia Yu-Jose, Filipino political scientist and academic (b. 1944)
2013
John Coombs, English-Monegasque race car driver and businessman (b. 1922)
2013
Jack English Hightower, American lawyer and politician (b. 1926)
2013
Jack Hynes, Scottish-American soccer player and manager (b. 1920)
2012
Frank Evans, American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1921)
2012
Martin Fleischmann, Czech-English chemist and academic (b. 1927)
2012
Paul McCracken, American economist and academic (b. 1915)
2012
John Pritchard, American basketball player (b. 1927)
2011
William Sleator, American author (b. 1945)
2011
Bubba Smith, American football player and actor (b. 1945)
2010
Bobby Hebb, American singer-songwriter (b. 1938)
2009
Nikolaos Makarezos, Greek soldier and politician, Deputy Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1919)
2008
Skip Caray, American sportscaster (b. 1939)
2008
Erik Darling, American singer-songwriter (b. 1933)
2008
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Russian novelist, dramatist and historian, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1918)
2007
John Gardner, English author (b. 1926)
2007
Peter Thorup, Danish singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (b. 1948)
2006
Arthur Lee, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (b. 1945)
2006
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, German-English soprano and actress (b. 1915)
2005
Françoise d'Eaubonne, French author and poet (b. 1920)
2004
Henri Cartier-Bresson, French photographer and painter (b. 1908)
2003
Roger Voudouris, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1954)
2001
Christopher Hewett, English actor and director (b. 1922)
2000
Joann Lõssov, Estonian basketball player and coach (b. 1921)
1999
Rod Ansell, Australian hunter (b. 1953)
1999
Byron Farwell, American historian and author (b. 1921)
1998
Alfred Schnittke, Russian composer and journalist (b. 1934)
1997
Pietro Rizzuto, Italian-Canadian lawyer and politician (b. 1934)
1996
Jørgen Garde, Danish admiral (b. 1939)
1995
Ida Lupino, English-American actress and director (b. 1918)
1995
Edward Whittemore, American soldier and author (b. 1933)
1983
Carolyn Jones, American actress (b. 1930)
1979
Bertil Ohlin, Swedish economist and politician, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1899)
1979
Angelos Terzakis, Greek author and playwright (b. 1907)
1977
Makarios III, Cypriot archbishop and politician, 1st President of the Republic of Cyprus (b. 1913)
1977
Alfred Lunt, American actor and director (b. 1892)
1975
Andreas Embirikos, Greek poet and photographer (b. 1901)
1974
Edgar Johan Kuusik, Estonian architect and interior designer (b. 1888)
1973
Richard Marshall, American general (b. 1895)
1972
Giannis Papaioannou, Turkish-Greek composer (b. 1913)
1969
Alexander Mair, Australian politician, 26th Premier of New South Wales (b. 1889)
1968
Konstantin Rokossovsky, Marshal of the Soviet Union during World War II (b. 1896)
1966
Lenny Bruce, American comedian, actor, and screenwriter (b. 1925)
1964
Flannery O'Connor, American short story writer and novelist (b. 1925)
1961
Hilda Rix Nicholas, Australian artist (b. 1884)
1959
Herb Byrne, Australian footballer (b. 1887)
1958
Peter Collins, English race car driver (b. 1931)
1954
Colette, French novelist and journalist (b. 1873)
1949
Ignotus, Hungarian poet and author (b. 1869)
1943
Frumka Płotnicka, Polish resistance fighter during World War II (b. 1914)
1942
Richard Willstätter, German-Swiss chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1872)
1936
Konstantin Konik, Estonian surgeon and politician, 19th Estonian Minister of Education (b. 1873)
1929
Emile Berliner, German-American inventor and businessman, invented the phonograph (b. 1851)
1929
Thorstein Veblen, American economist and sociologist (b. 1857)
1925
William Bruce, Australian cricketer (b. 1864)
1924
Joseph Conrad, Polish-born British novelist (b. 1857)
1922
Ture Malmgren, Swedish journalist and politician (b. 1851)
1920
Peeter Süda, Estonian organist and composer (b. 1883)
1917
Ferdinand Georg Frobenius, German mathematician and academic (b. 1849)
1916
Roger Casement, Irish poet and activist (b. 1864)
1913
William Lyne, Australian politician, 13th Premier of New South Wales (b. 1844)
1894
George Inness, American painter (b. 1825)
1879
Joseph Severn, English painter (b. 1793)
1877
William B. Ogden, American businessman and politician, 1st Mayor of Chicago (b. 1805)
1867
Philipp August Böckh, German historian and scholar (b. 1785)
1866
Gábor Klauzál, Hungarian politician, Hungarian Minister of Agriculture (b. 1804)
1857
Eugène Sue, French author and politician (b. 1804)
1839
Dorothea von Schlegel, German author and translator (b. 1763)
1835
Wenzel Müller, Austrian composer and conductor (b. 1767)
1805
Christopher Anstey, English author and poet (b. 1724)
1797
Jeffery Amherst, 1st Baron Amherst, English field marshal and politician, Colonial Governor of Virginia (b. 1717)
1792
Richard Arkwright, English engineer and businessman (b. 1732)
1780
Étienne Bonnot de Condillac, French epistemiologist and philosopher (b. 1715)
1773
Stanisław Konarski, Polish poet and playwright (b. 1700)
1761
Johann Matthias Gesner, German scholar and academic (b. 1691)
1721
Grinling Gibbons, Dutch-English sculptor and woodcarver (b. 1648)
1720
Anthonie Heinsius, Dutch politician (b. 1641)
1712
Joshua Barnes, English historian and scholar (b. 1654)
1621
Guillaume du Vair, French lawyer and author (b. 1556)
1604
Bernardino de Mendoza, Spanish commander and diplomat (b. 1540)
1546
Antonio da Sangallo the Younger, Italian architect, designed the Apostolic Palace (b. 1484)
1546
Étienne Dolet, French scholar and translator (b. 1509)
1530
Francesco Ferruccio, Italian captain (b. 1489)
1527
Scaramuccia Trivulzio, Italian cardinal
1460
James II, king of Scotland (b. 1430)
1355
Bartholomew de Burghersh, 1st Baron Burghersh, English nobleman
1003
At-Ta'i, Abbasid caliph (b. 932)
979
Thietmar, margrave of Meissen
925
Cao, Chinese empress dowager
908
Burchard, duke of Thuringia
908
Egino, duke of Thuringia
908
Rudolf I, bishop of Würzburg