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On This Day in History:  August 4

August 4 is the 216th day of the year (217th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 149 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2016
New Mexico lottery players now able to buy tickets at gas pumps. A state lawmaker is concerned over a new program that allows people to purchase lottery tickets at gasoline pumps in New Mexico.
2016
New York Governor signs bill to allow daily fantasy sports. Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill into law Wednesday to allow the resumption of daily fantasy sports in New York.
2015
Ga. man throws away -- then recovers -- $10,000 in winning Cash 4 lottery tickets. Imagine having lottery tickets worth $10,000, and then realizing you had thrown them away.
2015
California Lottery begins offering tickets at gas pumps. Play at the Pump, the California Lottery's latest expansion of the lotto market, is both convenient and controversial.
2015
NY man claims friend broke deal to split lottery prize, files lawsuit. A Queens, New York, man claims one of his best friends is bilking him out of hundreds of thousands of dollars, after improbably striking the jackpot on a lottery ticket the two had agreed to split — and refusing to share the million dollar bounty.
2015
Suspected lottery ticket thief causes major wreck in getaway. A suspect is in a Houston-area hospital after fleeing the scene of a daring robbery in Conroe and causing a serious traffic accident as he was attempting to make his getaway.
2015
$1 million hasn't changed Iowa lottery winner. Five years since winning $1 million, Bob Boehm stands in roughly the same place.
2015
N.J. lottery drawing games offline across the state over the weekend. Half of all lottery retailers across New Jersey were not been able to issue any tickets from Friday night through Monday as a result of a "technical issue," a state Treasury spokesman confirmed Monday.
2013
$400 MILLION: Powerball jackpot skyrockets. For only the 4th time in the history of United States lotteries, a lottery jackpot has grown to $400 million or more.
2011
Powerball lottery jackpot increased to $180 million. The multi-state Powerball lottery drawing took place last night without any jackpot winners, causing the new jackpot for Saturday's drawing to grow to an estimated $180 million, with a cash option of $100.3 million.
2010
Playing same lottery numbers for 15 years paid off. The five numbers Chris Hoffman played in the Maryland lottery for 15 years never meant anything special to him -- until he won.
2010
Iowa Lottery to look at online options. The 25-year-old Iowa Lottery is an "offline business in an online world," but Director Terry Rich is out to change that.
2009
CT Lottery partners with Giants for new scratch game. Monday the New York Giants announced a partnership with the Connecticut Lottery Corporation to launch a Giants-branded scratch-off ticket game later this month.
2009
Texas Lottery launches Dallas Cowboys scratch-off game this month. The Texas Lottery Commission announced Monday that it will start a Dallas Cowboys scratch-off game Aug. 17. The $5 tickets will have cash prizes of up to $100,000 as well as chances to win packages that include a stadium suite, private tours, and airfare and tickets to an away game.
2009
Ohio Lottery director resigns. Ohio's lottery director resigned Tuesday from a rocky tenure serving in Gov. Ted Strickland's cabinet, as the state tries to expand the lottery to include video slot machines at horse racing tracks.
2009
All four PA Lottery raffle jackpots claimed. All four of the $1 million top-prize winners from the Pennsylvania Lottery's July 4 Millionaire Raffle drawing have claimed their prizes.
2009
Maryland Lottery's Green Ball promotion adds bonus drawings. The Maryland Lottery's Green Ball Double Draw promotion was triggered three times this past weekend, paying out hundreds of thousands of dollars in extra prize money to players of the Pick 3 game.
2007
Largest Texas Lottery jackpot claimed by trust. The winners of the largest Mega Millions jackpot ever won on a ticket sold in Texas have stepped forward to collect their prize money.
2006
$204 Million: Saturday Powerball Jackpot. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Wednesday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $204 million, with a cash option of $92.7 million.
2005
Brothers sharing $11 million lottery win return to work. Thirteen years after James and John Daly split an $11 million lottery prize, the twin brothers have returned to their old jobs as maintenance workers in the Brockton, Massachusetts, schools.
2005
Euro Millions lottery winner wants 'normality'. Irish housewife Dolores McNamara wants to return to normality as soon as possible, her solicitor said today as she collected the biggest jackpot in European Lottery history.
2005
Maryland Lottery to replace classic Lotto game. The first Maryland lottery game to offer $1 million prizes seems likely to become extinct, a victim of players who opt to gamble instead on mega-jackpots.
2004
Mega Millions jackpot increases to $20 million. The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery grew to $20 million Wednesday.
2003
Mega Millions Jackpot Grows to $42 Million. There were no Mega Millions jackpot winners Friday but 271,367 players across the nation won a total of almost $1.5 million in prizes.
2003
Powerball Jackpot Grows To $42 Million. There were no Powerball jackpot winners Saturday but 369,986 players across the nation won a total of more than $2.6 million in prizes in America's Game.
2003
Canadians Face Lottery Fraud Charges. Seven Canadians face criminal charges that they ran a phony lottery scheme that sought to defraud consumers in the United States using telemarketing, the U.S. Attorney's office in Boston said Friday.
2003
Poll: Lottery finds favor for raising revenue in Nevada. Most Nevadans favor a state lottery as an alternative means of funding education and are happy that state lawmakers didn't impose any more taxes than it did, according to a new statewide poll.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$448.4 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 7, 2013
2.$323 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 4, 2017
3.$286 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 5, 2017
4.€190 Million
US$235.71 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Aug 7, 2012
5.€203.41 Million
US$227.82 Million
Draw Date
Aug 6, 2019
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.$180 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 6, 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.$112 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 7, 2019
14.$100 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 5, 2014
15.$99 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 5, 2011
16.$89 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 7, 2007
17.€75 Million
US$86.95 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Aug 7, 2018
18.$84 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 4, 2009
19.$82 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 6, 2005
20.$80 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 6, 2014
21.€52 Million
US$71.54 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Aug 10, 2007
22.€61 Million
US$68.5 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Aug 9, 2019
23.$68 Million
California
SuperLotto Plus
Draw Date
Aug 7, 2019
24.$67 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 4, 2001
25.$66 Million
California
SuperLotto Plus
Draw Date
Aug 6, 2003

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1987
Tuesday, Aug 4, 1987
32 years old
1982
Wednesday, Aug 4, 1982
37 years old
1967
Friday, Aug 4, 1967
52 years old
1958
Monday, Aug 4, 1958
61 years old
1952
Monday, Aug 4, 1952
67 years old
1951
Saturday, Aug 4, 1951
68 years old
1947
Monday, Aug 4, 1947
72 years old
1934
Saturday, Aug 4, 1934
85 years old
(year not provided)
(year not provided)
(year not provided)

Worldwide Events On This Day

2007
NASA's Phoenix spacecraft is launched.
2006
A massacre is carried out by Sri Lankan government forces, killing 17 employees of the French INGO Action Against Hunger (known internationally as Action Contre la Faim, or ACF).
1995
Operation Storm begins in Croatia.
1993
A federal judge sentences Los Angeles Police Department officers Stacey Koon and Laurence Powell to 30 months in prison for violating motorist Rodney King's civil rights.
1987
The Federal Communications Commission rescinds the Fairness Doctrine which had required radio and television stations to present controversial issues "fairly".
1984
The Republic of Upper Volta changes its name to Burkina Faso.
1977
U.S. President Jimmy Carter signs legislation creating the United States Department of Energy.
1975
The Japanese Red Army takes more than 50 hostages at the AIA Building housing several embassies in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The hostages include the U.S. consul and the Swedish Chargé d'affaires. The gunmen win the release of five imprisoned comrades and fly with them to Libya.
1974
A bomb explodes in the Italicus Express train at San Benedetto Val di Sambro, Italy, killing 12 people and wounding 22.
1969
Vietnam War: At the apartment of French intermediary Jean Sainteny in Paris, American representative Henry Kissinger and North Vietnamese representative Xuân Thuỷ begin secret peace negotiations. The negotiations will eventually fail.
1965
The Constitution of the Cook Islands comes into force, giving the Cook Islands self-governing status within New Zealand.
1964
Civil rights movement: Civil rights workers Michael Schwerner, Andrew Goodman and James Chaney are found dead in Mississippi after disappearing on June 21.
1964
Gulf of Tonkin incident: U.S. destroyers USS Maddox and USS Turner Joy report coming under attack in the Gulf of Tonkin.
1947
The Supreme Court of Japan is established.
1946
An earthquake of magnitude 8.0 hits northern Dominican Republic. One hundred are killed and 20,000 are left homeless.
1944
The Holocaust: A tip from a Dutch informer leads the Gestapo to a sealed-off area in an Amsterdam warehouse, where they find and arrest Jewish diarist Anne Frank, her family, and four others.
1936
Prime Minister of Greece Ioannis Metaxas suspends parliament and the Constitution and establishes the 4th of August Regime.
1924
Diplomatic relations between Mexico and the Soviet Union are established.
1915
World War I: The German 12th Army occupies Warsaw during the Gorlice-Tarnów Offensive and the Great Retreat of 1915.
1914
In response to the German invasion of Belgium, Belgium and the British Empire declare war on Germany. The United States declares its neutrality.
1892
The father and stepmother of Lizzie Borden are found murdered in their Fall River, Massachusetts home. She was tried and acquitted for the crimes a year later.
1889
The Great Fire of Spokane, Washington destroys some 32 blocks of the city, prompting a mass rebuilding project.
1873
American Indian Wars: While protecting a railroad survey party in Montana, the United States 7th Cavalry, under Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer clashes for the first time with the Cheyenne and Lakota people near the Tongue River; only one man on each side is killed.
1863
Matica slovenská, Slovakia's public-law cultural and scientific institution focusing on topics around the Slovak nation, is established in Martin.
1854
The Hinomaru is established as the official flag to be flown from Japanese ships.
1824
The Battle of Kos is fought between Turkish and Greek forces.
1821
The Saturday Evening Post is published for the first time as a weekly newspaper.
1796
French Revolutionary Wars: Napoleon leads the French Army of Italy to victory in the Battle of Lonato.
1791
The Treaty of Sistova is signed, ending the Ottoman-Habsburg wars.
1790
A newly passed tariff act creates the Revenue Cutter Service (the forerunner of the United States Coast Guard).
1789
France: members of the National Constituent Assembly take an oath to end feudalism and abandon their privileges.
1783
Mount Asama erupts in Japan, killing about 1,400 people. The eruption causes a famine, which results in an additional 20,000 deaths.
1704
War of the Spanish Succession: Gibraltar is captured by an English and Dutch fleet, commanded by Admiral Sir George Rooke and allied with Archduke Charles.
1701
Great Peace of Montreal between New France and First Nations is signed.
1693
Date traditionally ascribed to Dom Perignon's invention of champagne; it is not clear whether he actually invented champagne, however he has been credited as an innovator who developed the techniques used to perfect sparkling wine.
1578
Battle of Al Kasr al Kebir: The Moroccans defeat the Portuguese. King Sebastian of Portugal is killed in the battle, leaving his elderly uncle, Cardinal Henry, as his heir. This initiates a succession crisis in Portugal.
1327
First War of Scottish Independence: James Douglas leads a raid into Weardale and almost kills Edward III of England.
1265
Second Barons' War: Battle of Evesham: The army of Prince Edward (the future king Edward I of England) defeats the forces of rebellious barons led by Simon de Montfort, 6th Earl of Leicester, killing de Montfort and many of his allies.
598
Goguryeo-Sui War: Emperor Wéndi of Sui orders his youngest son, Yang Liang (assisted by the co-prime minister Gao Jiong), to conquer Goguryeo (Korea) during the Manchurian rainy season, with a Chinese army and navy.
367
Gratian receives the title of Augustus under his father, Valentinian I.

Births On This Day

1995
Bruna Marquezine, Brazilian actress
1994
Pauli Pauli, Australian rugby league player
1992
Daniele Garozzo, Italian fencer
1992
Dylan Sprouse, American actor
1992
Cole Sprouse, American actor
1991
Thiago Cardoso, Brazilian footballer
1991
Izet Hajrović, Bosnian footballer
1990
Hikmet Balioğlu, Turkish footballer
1990
Siim Tenno, Estonian footballer
1989
Wang Hao, Chinese chess player
1989
Jessica Mauboy, Australian singer-songwriter and actress
1988
Carly Foulkes, Canadian model and actress
1987
Jang Keun-suk, South Korean actor and singer
1987
Marreese Speights American basketball player
1987
Tomoya Warabino, Japanese actor
1986
Nick Augusto, American drummer
1986
Leon Camier, English motorcycle racer
1986
Cicinho, Brazilian footballer
1986
Iosia Soliola, New Zealand-Samoan rugby league player
1986
David Williams, Australian rugby league player
1985
Crystal Bowersox, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1985
Robbie Findley, American soccer player
1985
Mark Milligan, Australian footballer
1985
Ha Seung-jin, South Korean basketball player
1985
Antonio Valencia, Ecuadorean footballer
1984
Terry Campese, Australian rugby league player
1984
Mardy Collins, American basketball player
1983
Greta Gerwig, American actress, producer, and screenwriter
1981
Erica Carlson, Swedish actress
1981
Marques Houston, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor
1981
Benjamin Lauth, German footballer
1981
Abigail Spencer, American actress
1981
Meghan Markle, American actress and humanitarian, and member of British Royal Family
1980
Richard Dawson, English cricketer and coach
1979
Robin Peterson, South African cricketer
1978
Jeremy Adduono, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1978
Luke Allen, American baseball player
1978
Kurt Busch, American race car driver
1978
Agnė Eggerth, Lithuanian sprinter
1978
Ibán Espadas, Spanish footballer
1978
Jon Knott, American baseball player
1978
Karine Legault, Canadian swimmer
1978
Sandeep Naik, Indian politician
1978
Siri Nordby, Norwegian footballer
1978
Ricardo Serrano, Spanish cyclist
1978
Per-Åge Skrøder, Norwegian ice hockey player
1978
Satoshi Hino, Japanese voice actor
1977
Frankie Kazarian, American wrestler
1977
Luís Boa Morte, Portuguese footballer and manager
1976
Andrew McLeod, Australian footballer
1976
Trevor Woodman, English rugby player and coach
1975
Andy Hallett, American actor and singer (d. 2009)
1975
Nikos Liberopoulos, Greek footballer
1975
Jutta Urpilainen, Finnish politician, Deputy Prime Minister of Finland
1975
Daniella van Graas, Dutch model and actress
1974
Kily González, Argentine footballer
1973
Eva Amaral, Spanish singer-songwriter and guitarist
1973
Xavier Marchand, French swimmer
1973
Marek Penksa, Slovak footballer
1973
Marcos Roberto Silveira Reis, Brazilian footballer
1972
Stefan Brogren, Canadian actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1971
Bethan Benwell, English linguist, author, and academic
1971
Jeff Gordon, American race car driver and actor
1970
John August, American director and screenwriter
1970
Bret Baier, American journalist
1970
Steve House, American mountaineer
1970
Steven Jack, South African cricketer
1970
Kate Silverton, English journalist
1969
Mark Bickley, Australian footballer and coach
1969
Max Cavalera, Brazilian singer-songwriter and guitarist
1969
Troy O'Leary, American baseball player
1968
Daniel Dae Kim, South Korean-American actor
1968
Lee Mack, English comedian, actor, producer, and screenwriter
1967
Michael Marsh, American sprinter
1965
Adam Afriyie, English businessman and politician
1965
Dennis Lehane, American author, screenwriter, and producer
1965
Fredrik Reinfeldt, Swedish soldier and politician, 42nd Prime Minister of Sweden
1965
Michael Skibbe, German footballer and manager
1964
Andrew Bartlett, Australian social worker and politician
1963
Keith Maurice Ellison, 30th Attorney General of Minnesota
1962
Roger Clemens, American baseball player and actor
1962
Paul Reynolds, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (A Flock of Seagulls)
1961
Barack Obama, American lawyer and politician, 44th President of the United States, Nobel Prize laureate
1960
Chuck C. Lopez, American jockey
1960
José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, Spanish academic and politician, 5th Prime Minister of Spain
1960
Bernard Rose, English director, screenwriter, and cinematographer
1960
Tim Winton, Australian author and playwright
1959
Robbin Crosby, American guitarist and songwriter (d. 2002)
1959
John Gormley, Irish politician, Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government
1958
Allison Hedge Coke, American-Canadian poet and academic
1958
Mary Decker, American runner
1958
Silvan Shalom, Tunisian-Israeli sergeant and politician, 30th Deputy Prime Minister of Israel
1957
Rupert Farley, British actor and voice actor
1957
Brooks D. Simpson, American historian and author
1957
Valdis Valters, Latvian basketball player and coach
1957
John Wark, Scottish footballer and sportscaster
1955
Alberto Gonzales, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 80th United States Attorney General
1955
Billy Bob Thornton, American actor, director, and screenwriter
1954
Anatoliy Kinakh, Ukrainian engineer and politician, 11th Prime Minister of Ukraine
1954
Steve Phillips, English footballer
1954
François Valéry, Algerian-French singer-songwriter
1953
Hiroyuki Usui, Japanese footballer and manager
1952
James Arbuthnot, English lawyer and politician, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills
1952
Moya Brennan, Irish singer-songwriter and harp player
1952
Gábor Demszky, Hungarian sociologist, lawyer, and politician
1951
Peter Goodfellow, English geneticist and academic
1950
Caldwell Jones, American basketball player and coach (d. 2014)
1950
N. Rangaswamy, Indian lawyer and politician, 9th Chief Minister of Puducherry
1949
John Riggins, American football player, sportscaster, and actor
1948
Johnny Grubb, American baseball player and coach
1947
Klaus Schulze, German keyboard player and songwriter
1946
Aleksei Turovski, Estonian zoologist and ethologist
1945
Paul McCarthy, American painter and sculptor
1945
Alan Mulally, American engineer and businessman
1944
Richard Belzer, American actor
1944
Doudou Ndoye, Senegalese lawyer and politician
1943
Vicente Álvarez Areces, Spanish politician, 6th President of the Principality of Asturias
1943
Barbara Saß-Viehweger, German politician, lawyer and civil law notary
1943
Bjørn Wirkola, Norwegian ski jumper and footballer
1942
Don S. Davis, American actor (d. 2008)
1942
Cleon Jones, American baseball player
1942
David Lange, New Zealand lawyer and politician, 32nd Prime Minister of New Zealand (d. 2005)
1941
Martin Jarvis, English actor
1941
Andy Smillie, English footballer
1941
Ted Strickland, American psychologist and politician, 68th Governor of Ohio
1940
Robin Harper, Scottish academic and politician
1940
Larry Knechtel, American bass player and pianist (d. 2009)
1940
Frances Stewart, English economist and academic
1940
Timi Yuro, American singer-songwriter (d. 2004)
1939
Jack Cunningham, Baron Cunningham of Felling, English politician, Minister for the Cabinet Office
1939
Frankie Ford, American R&B/rock & roll singer (d. 2015)
1938
Ellen Schrecker, American historian and academic
1937
David Bedford, English keyboard player, composer, and conductor (d. 2011)
1936
Giorgos Zographos, Greek singer and actor (d. 2005)
1935
Carol Arthur, American actress and producer
1935
Hans-Walter Eigenbrodt, German footballer and coach (d. 1997)
1935
Michael J. Noonan, Irish farmer and politician, 25th Minister of Defence for Ireland (d. 2013)
1934
Dallas Green, American baseball player and manager (d. 2017)
1932
Frances E. Allen, American computer scientist and academic
1932
Liang Congjie, Chinese environmentalist, founded Friends of Nature (d. 2010)
1931
Naren Tamhane, Indian cricketer (d. 2002)
1930
Ali al-Sistani, Iranian-Iraqi cleric and scholar
1929
Kishore Kumar, Indian singer-songwriter and actor (d. 1987)
1929
Vellore G. Ramabhadran, Mridangam artiste from Tamil Nadu, India (d. 2012)
1928
Christian Goethals, Belgian race car driver (d. 2003)
1928
Gerard Damiano, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2008)
1928
Nadežka Mosusova, Serbian composer
1926
George Irving Bell, American physicist, biologist, and mountaineer (d. 2000)
1926
Perry Moss, American football player and coach (d. 2014)
1922
Mayme Agnew Clayton, American librarian (d.2006)
1922
Luis Aponte Martínez, Puerto Rican cardinal (d. 2012)
1921
Herb Ellis, American guitarist (d. 2010)
1921
Maurice Richard, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 2000)
1920
Helen Thomas, American journalist and author (d. 2013)
1919
Michel Déon, French novelist, playwright, and critic (d. 2016)
1918
Brian Crozier, Australian-English historian and journalist (d. 2012)
1917
John Fitch, American race car driver and engineer (d. 2012)
1915
Warren Avis, American businessman, founded Avis Rent a Car System (d. 2007)
1913
Wesley Addy, American actor (d. 1996)
1913
Robert Hayden, American poet and educator (d. 1980)
1913
Johann Niemann, German lieutenant (d. 1943)
1912
Aleksandr Danilovich Aleksandrov, Russian mathematician, physicist, and mountaineer (d. 1999)
1912
David Raksin, American composer and educator (d. 2004)
1912
Raoul Wallenberg, Swedish architect and diplomat (d. 1947)
1910
Anita Page, American actress (d. 2008)
1910
William Schuman, American composer and educator (d. 1992)
1910
Hedda Sterne, Romanian-American painter and photographer (d. 2011)
1909
Glenn Cunningham, American runner and academic (d. 1988)
1908
Kurt Eichhorn, German conductor (d. 1994)
1906
Eugen Schuhmacher, German zoologist, director, and producer (d. 1973)
1905
Abeid Karume, 1st President of Zanzibar (d. 1972)
1904
Witold Gombrowicz, Polish author and playwright (d. 1969)
1904
Helen Kane, American singer and actress (d. 1966)
1904
Joe Tate, English footballer and manager (d. 1973)
1902
Bill Hallahan, American baseball player (d. 1981)
1901
Louis Armstrong, American trumpet player and singer (d. 1971)
1901
Clarence Passailaigue, Jamaican cricketer (d. 1972)
1900
Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother of the United Kingdom (d. 2002)
1900
Nabi Tajima, Japanese supercentenarian, oldest Japanese and Asian person ever, last verified living person born in the 19th century (d. 2018)
1899
Ezra Taft Benson, American religious leader, 13th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (d. 1994)
1898
Ernesto Maserati, Italian race car driver and engineer (d. 1975)
1893
Fritz Gause, German historian and curator (d. 1973)
1890
Dolf Luque, Cuban baseball player and manager (d. 1957)
1888
Taher Saifuddin, Indian religious leader, 51st Da'i al-Mutlaq (d. 1965)
1887
Albert M. Greenfield, Ukrainian-American businessman and philanthropist (d. 1967)
1884
Béla Balázs, Hungarian poet and critic (d. 1949)
1884
Henri Cornet, French cyclist (d. 1941)
1876
Giovanni Giuriati, Italian lawyer and politician (d. 1970)
1876
John Scaddan, Australian politician, 10th Premier of Western Australia (d. 1934)
1871
William Holman, English-Australian politician, 19th Premier of New South Wales (d. 1934)
1870
Harry Lauder, Scottish actor and singer (d. 1950)
1867
Jake Beckley, American baseball player and coach (d. 1918)
1859
Knut Hamsun, Norwegian novelist, poet, and playwright, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1952)
1853
John Henry Twachtman, American painter, etcher, and academic (d. 1902)
1844
Henri Berger, German composer and bandleader (d. 1929)
1839
Walter Pater, English author, critic, and academic (d. 1894)
1836
Jens Vilhelm Dahlerup, Danish architect (d. 1907)
1834
John Venn, English mathematician and philosopher (d. 1923)
1821
Louis Vuitton, French fashion designer, founded Louis Vuitton (d. 1892)
1821
James Springer White, American religious leader, co-founded the Seventh-day Adventist Church (d. 1881)
1805
William Rowan Hamilton, Irish physicist, astronomer, and mathematician (d. 1865)
1792
Percy Bysshe Shelley, English poet and playwright (d. 1822)
1755
Nicolas-Jacques Conté, French soldier, painter, balloonist, and inventor (d. 1805)
1721
Granville Leveson-Gower, 1st Marquess of Stafford, English politician, Lord President of the Council (d. 1803)
1719
Johann Gottlob Lehmann, German mineralogist and geologist (d. 1767)
1704
Louis d'Orléans, Duke of Orléans (d. 1752)
1701
Thomas Blackwell, Scottish historian and scholar (d. 1757)
1623
Friedrich Casimir, Count of Hanau-Lichtenberg (1641-1680) and Hanau-Münzenberg (1642-1680) (d. 1685)
1611
Jan van den Hoecke, Flemish painter (d. 1651)
1604
François Hédelin, abbé d'Aubignac, French cleric and author (d. 1676)
1522
Udai Singh II, King of Mewar (d. 1572)
1521
Pope Urban VII (d. 1590)
1470
Bernardo Dovizi, Italian cardinal (d. 1520)
1470
Lucrezia de' Medici, Italian noblewoman (d. 1553)
1469
Margaret of Saxony, Duchess of Brunswick-Lüneburg (d. 1528)
1463
Lorenzo di Pierfrancesco de' Medici, Florentine patron of the arts (d. 1503)
1290
Leopold I, Duke of Austria (d. 1326)
1281
Külüg Khan, Emperor Wuzong of Yuan (d. 1311)
1222
Richard de Clare, 6th Earl of Gloucester, English soldier (d. 1262)

Deaths On This Day

2015
Elsie Hillman, American philanthropist and politician (b. 1925)
2015
Les Munro, New Zealand soldier and pilot (b. 1919)
2015
John Rudometkin, American basketball player (b. 1940)
2015
Billy Sherrill, American songwriter and producer (b. 1936)
2015
Alfred C. Williams, American lawyer and politician (b. 1951)
2014
James Brady, American activist and politician, 15th White House Press Secretary (b. 1940)
2014
Chester Crandell, American lawyer and politician (b. 1946)
2014
Jake Hooker, Israeli-American guitarist and songwriter (b. 1953)
2013
Keith H. Basso, American anthropologist and academic (b. 1940)
2013
Art Donovan, American football player and radio host (b. 1925)
2013
Olavi J. Mattila, Finnish engineer and politician, Finnish Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1918)
2013
Renato Ruggiero, Italian lawyer and politician, Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1930)
2013
Tony Snell, English lieutenant and pilot (b. 1922)
2013
Sandy Woodward, English admiral (b. 1932)
2012
Johnnie Bassett, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1935)
2012
Brian Crozier, Australian-English journalist and historian (b. 1918)
2012
Bud Riley, American football player and coach (b. 1925)
2011
Naoki Matsuda, Japanese footballer (b. 1977)
2009
Blake Snyder, American screenwriter and producer (b. 1957)
2008
Craig Jones, English motorcycle racer (b. 1985)
2007
Lee Hazlewood, American singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1929)
2007
Raul Hilberg, Austrian-American political scientist and historian (b. 1926)
2005
Anatoly Larkin, Russian-American physicist and theorist (b. 1932)
2005
Iván Szabó, Hungarian economist and politician, Minister of Finance of Hungary (b. 1934)
2004
Mary Sherman Morgan, American chemist and engineer (b. 1921)
2004
Hossein Panahi (Persian: حسین پناهی), Iranian actor and poet (b. 1956)
2003
Frederick Chapman Robbins, American pediatrician and virologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1916)
1999
Victor Mature, American actor (b. 1913)
1998
Yury Artyukhin, Russian colonel, engineer, and astronaut (b. 1930)
1997
Jeanne Calment, French super-centenarian; holds records for the world's substantiated longest-lived person (b. 1875)
1996
Geoff Hamilton, English gardener, author, and television host (b. 1936)
1992
Seichō Matsumoto, Japanese author (b. 1909)
1990
Ettore Maserati, Italian engineer and businessman (b. 1894)
1985
Don Whillans, English rock climber and mountaineer (b. 1933)
1982
Bruce Goff, American architect, designed the Boston Avenue Methodist Church (b. 1904)
1981
Melvyn Douglas, American actor (b. 1901)
1977
Edgar Adrian, 1st Baron Adrian, English physiologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1889)
1976
Enrique Angelelli, Argentinian bishop and martyr (b. 1923)
1976
Roy Thomson, 1st Baron Thomson of Fleet, Canadian-English publisher (b. 1894)
1967
Peter Smith, English cricketer (b. 1908)
1962
Marilyn Monroe, American model and actress (b. 1926)
1959
József Révai, Hungarian politician, Hungarian Minister of Education (b. 1898)
1958
Ethel Anderson, Australian poet, author, and painter (b. 1883)
1957
John Cain Sr., Australian politician, 34th Premier of Victoria (b. 1882)
1957
Washington Luís, Brazilian lawyer and politician, 13th President of Brazil (b. 1869)
1944
Krzysztof Kamil Baczyński, Polish soldier and poet (b. 1921)
1942
Alberto Franchetti, Italian composer and educator (b. 1860)
1941
Mihály Babits, Hungarian poet and author (b. 1883)
1940
Ze'ev Jabotinsky, Ukrainian-American general, journalist, and activist (b. 1880)
1938
Pearl White, American actress (b. 1889)
1932
Alfred Henry Maurer, American painter (b. 1868)
1922
Enver Pasha, Ottoman general and politician (b. 1881)
1919
Dave Gregory, Australian cricketer and umpire (b. 1845)
1914
Jules Lemaître, French playwright and critic (b. 1853)
1900
Isaac Levitan, Russian painter and educator (b. 1860)
1886
Samuel J. Tilden, American lawyer and politician, 25th Governor of New York (b. 1814)
1875
Hans Christian Andersen, Danish novelist, short story writer, and poet (b. 1805)
1873
Viktor Hartmann, Russian architect and painter (b. 1834)
1859
John Vianney, French priest and saint (b. 1786)
1844
Jacob Aall, Norwegian economist, historian, and politician (b. 1773)
1822
Kristjan Jaak Peterson, Estonian poet and author (b. 1801)
1804
Adam Duncan, 1st Viscount Duncan, Scottish admiral (b. 1731)
1795
Timothy Ruggles, American lawyer, jurist, and politician (b. 1711)
1792
John Burgoyne, English general and politician (b. 1723)
1778
Pierre de Rigaud, Marquis de Vaudreuil-Cavagnial, Canadian-French politician, Governor General of New France (b. 1698)
1741
Andrew Hamilton, Scottish-American lawyer and politician (b. 1676)
1727
Victor-Maurice, comte de Broglie, French general (b. 1647)
1718
René Lepage de Sainte-Claire, French-Canadian founder of Rimouski (b. 1656)
1639
Juan Ruiz de Alarcón, Mexican actor and playwright (b. 1581)
1612
Hugh Broughton, English scholar and theologian (b. 1549)
1598
William Cecil, 1st Baron Burghley, English academic and politician, Lord High Treasurer (b. 1520)
1578
Sebastian of Portugal (b. 1554)
1526
Juan Sebastián Elcano, Spanish explorer and navigator (b. 1476)
1430
Philip I, Duke of Brabant (b. 1404)
1378
Galeazzo II Visconti, Lord of Milan (b. c. 1320)
1345
As-Salih Ismail, Sultan of Egypt (b. 1326)
1338
Thomas of Brotherton, 1st Earl of Norfolk (b. 1300)
1306
Wenceslaus III of Bohemia (b. 1289)
1266
Eudes of Burgundy, Count of Nevers (b. 1230)
1265
Peter de Montfort, English politician (b. 1215)
1265
Henry de Montfort (b. 1238)
1265
Simon de Montfort, 6th Earl of Leicester, French-English soldier and politician, Lord High Steward (b. 1208)
1265
Hugh le Despencer, 1st Baron le Despencer, English politician (b. 1223)
1113
Gertrude of Saxony, countess and regent of Holland (b. c. 1030)
1060
Henry I of France (b. 1008)
966
Berengar II of Italy (b. 900)
221
Lady Zhen, Chinese empress (b. 183)