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On This Day in History:  August 9

August 9 is the 221st day of the year (222nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 144 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2019
Couple engaged 4 long years say they can finally have a wedding after NC lottery win. After years of waiting, Jeremy McLean of Roanoke Rapids can finally marry the woman of his dreams thanks to a $100,000 lottery prize.
2017
Hot Lotto multi-state lottery game to end in October. Hot Lotto, a multi-state lottery draw game currently played in 14 states, will end this October. The final Hot Lotto drawing will be conducted on Saturday, Oct. 28.
2016
Alabama senator introduces competing lottery proposal. Alabama Sen. Jim McClendon, R-Springville, laid out a competing proposal Tuesday to Gov. Robert Bentley's plan to institute a statewide lottery as a means to addressing Alabama's budget shortfall.
2016
Appeals court hands loss to New Jersey sports betting effort. A federal appeals court on Tuesday dealt another defeat to New Jersey's years long attempt to legalize sports betting, setting aside the state's legal challenge to a federal betting ban.
2016
New Mexico's gas pump lottery sales face legal hurdle. The Play at the Pump pilot program is facing a legal test regarding how New Mexico customers purchase their Powerball and Mega Millions lottery tickets.
2013
16 maintenance workers said to be New Jersey Powerball winners. A group of 16 maintenance workers from a county government garage in New Jersey share one of three winning tickets in the $448 million Powerball lottery jackpot, their boss said on Friday.
2012
$253 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot rolls again. There was no jackpot winner in the Wednesday night drawing of the multi-state Powerball game, causing the grand prize to increase to an estimated $253 million for Saturday's drawing.
2012
Penn. Lottery gets advice from Illinois on privatization. Pennsylvania is currently looking into privatizing its lottery, but one official with the Illinois lottery, the only private system in the nation, is warning the commonwealth to carefully plan how it would choose a company to manage day-to-day operations.
2012
Iowa Lottery director: 50-50 that Hot Lotto mystery will be solved. The Iowa Lottery director would love to know the story behind the winner of a lottery jackpot walking away from a ticket valued at $7.5 million after taxes, but he pegs the odds of solving the mystery at no better than 50-50.
2011
22 Ohio co-workers share $99M Mega Millions jackpot. A lucky group of 22 co-workers were at the Ohio Lottery's Youngstown office Monday to claim their share of last week's $99 million Mega Millions jackpot.
2011
Three winning lottery tickets donated to church. Unity North Atlanta Church on Sandy Plains Road in Northeast Cobb, Georgia, received an unusual gift last week from a generous churchgoer: winning lottery tickets.
2010
N.C. Lottery notches record $1.42 billion in sales. Across the state, North Carolina Education Lottery players scratched and hoped their way to a record $1.42 billion in sales in the fiscal year that ended June 30, a 10 percent increase from the year before.
2009
Kansas man wins big in lottery for 2nd time in '09. Edward Williams is the definition of lucky after winning the lottery for a second time in a year.
2007
UK Lottery operator plans $500 million global lottery game. Camelot, the operator of the UK National Lottery, is poised to launch a worldwide draw with a record jackpot of about £250m (US $500 million), now that it apparently won a new 10-year license this week.
2007
NJ man 'shocked' by $1 million lottery win. The owner of a convenience store was afraid to tell his customer the size of the jackpot he just won, because he thought the winner was going to faint.
2007
Maryland Lottery revenues hit record $1.5 billion. The Maryland Lottery's sales for the past fiscal year topped $1.5 billion, a record high, marking the lottery's 10th consecutive year of sales growth, lottery officials reported yesterday.
2007
N.M. man takes $1 million winning lottery ticket in stride. As far as anyone can tell, when New Mexico resident Edward Boyd won $1 million, he showed little emotion and certainly did not cry.
2007
Camelot beats off rivals to win UK Lottery for next 12 years. The UK national lottery is to be run by incumbent operator Camelot for the next 12 years after the group persuaded regulators it was more likely to meet the funding demands of the London Olympics and other good causes than outsiders Sugal & Damani, an Indian conglomerate.
2006
Lottery winners: beware the phone. For lottery winners flush with newfound wealth, the phones begin ringing off the hook from those looking for donations or handouts.
2006
Lottery winners advised to be wise with wealth. Lottery winners, like the Plymouth Sargento Cheese plant workers who claim to have won the $208.6 million Powerball prize, must be careful to avoid losing their luck, say local financial advisers.
2006
Unclaimed Tenn. lottery money to help after-school programs. The Tennessee Department of Education announced Tuesday $14 million from unclaimed lottery prizes is available for agencies to develop high-quality after-school programs for at-risk students.
2006
Oregon Lottery sales hit record $1 billion. For the first time since the Oregon Lottery started in April 1985, sales for the fiscal year have surpassed $1 billion.
2006
Brazil lottery cancels GTECH contract over Lottomatica acquisition. GTECH Holdings Corp., which has agreed to be bought by Italy's Lottomatica, said on Tuesday that its contract to provide lottery services to its largest customer, Brazil, will not be renewed.
2005
Car salesmen lottery pool wins $16 million jackpot. Four salesmen at an Oak Lawn, Illinois, car dealership are collecting a lump-sum payment of $1.6 million each after taxes, after they won a $16 million Illionois Lotto jackpot.
2005
N.C. lottery bill limits commercials. North Carolina lawmakers are slapping limits on how much a proposed lottery can spend on advertising and what the commercials can say, but they may have underestimated both.
2005
Oklahoma Lottery to compare vendors. The Oklahoma Lottery Commission is scheduled to meet today to consider proposals for a variety of services related to the lottery start-up.
2005
Indiana Lottery banking on fairness, cuts. The Hoosier Lottery has run into some rough times lately -- whether it is sagging profits or employees leaking the location of a winning ticket -- but the new head of the quasi-governmental agency is focused on running things more efficiently with an emphasis on integrity.
2005
Even with revenue deal, start of N.C. lottery no sure bet. House and Senate Democrats have agreed how to distribute lottery proceeds, but it's hardly a sure bet that North Carolina will become the last state on the East Coast to run a numbers game this year.
2004
$84 Million Powerball Jackpot Up For Grabs. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Saturday's Powerball drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $84 million, with a cash option of $45.3 million.
2004
Iowa Lottery CEO Gets $81,000 Raise. The CEO of the Iowa Lottery has himself hit the jackpot. Gov. Tom Vilsack awarded Ed Stanek an $81,000 raise, making him the second-highest paid state employee outside of the university system.
2004
SC lottery brings in almost $1 billion. Large Powerball jackpots helped fuel lottery ticket sales of nearly $1 billion in South Carolina for the fiscal year that ended June 30.
2004
Group buys every Pick 3 lottery combination and wins. Ken Seidel and a few St. Louis-area buddies took advantage of a double-draw lottery promotion to make a Missouri Lottery game a nearly sure thing.
2003
Lottery bill offers lump cash option. If a Massachusetts lawmaker has his way, winners no longer would have to wait 20 years or more to completely cash in on a winning ticket.
2003
Connecticut Investigates Lottery Mix-Up. Connecticut lottery officials were investigating why two lottery balls failed to drop during a drawing Friday.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$393 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 11, 2017
2.$323.5 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 9, 2017
3.$253 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 11, 2012
4.$247 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 11, 2018
5.€190 Million
US$233.42 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Aug 10, 2012
6.€207.5 Million
US$233 Million
Draw Date
Aug 10, 2019
7.$228.9 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 10, 2011
8.$186 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 12, 2009
9.$161 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 11, 2007
10.€120.54 Million
US$133.86 Million
Draw Date
Aug 9, 2016
11.$128 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 10, 2019
11.$128 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 12, 2014
13.$124 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 11, 2009
14.$105 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Aug 10, 2007
15.€83 Million
US$94.88 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Aug 10, 2018
16.$92 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 10, 2005
17.$90 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 9, 2014
18.$87 Million
California
SuperLotto Plus
Draw Date
Aug 9, 2003
19.$86 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 11, 2001
20.$84 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Aug 11, 2004
21.€57 Million
US$81.15 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Aug 14, 2009
22.€54 Million
US$79.43 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Aug 15, 2008
23.€69 Million
US$77.49 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Aug 9, 2019
24.€52 Million
US$71.54 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Aug 10, 2007
25.$69 Million
California
SuperLotto Plus
Draw Date
Aug 10, 2019

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1987
Sunday, Aug 9, 1987
32 years old
1982
Monday, Aug 9, 1982
37 years old
1980
Saturday, Aug 9, 1980
39 years old
1979
Thursday, Aug 9, 1979
40 years old
1977
Tuesday, Aug 9, 1977
42 years old
1976
Monday, Aug 9, 1976
43 years old
1973
Thursday, Aug 9, 1973
46 years old
1973
Thursday, Aug 9, 1973
46 years old
1970
Sunday, Aug 9, 1970
49 years old
1968
Friday, Aug 9, 1968
51 years old
1966
Tuesday, Aug 9, 1966
53 years old
1959
Sunday, Aug 9, 1959
60 years old
1953
Sunday, Aug 9, 1953
66 years old
1951
Thursday, Aug 9, 1951
68 years old
1950
Wednesday, Aug 9, 1950
69 years old
1949
Tuesday, Aug 9, 1949
70 years old
1946
Friday, Aug 9, 1946
73 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day

2014
Michael Brown, an 18-year-old African American male in Ferguson, Missouri, was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer after reportedly assaulting the officer and attempting to steal his weapon, sparking protests and unrest in the city.
2013
Gunmen open fire at a Sunni mosque in the city of Quetta killing at least ten people and injuring 30.
2006
At least 21 suspected terrorists were arrested in the 2006 transatlantic aircraft plot that happened in the United Kingdom. The arrests were made in London, Birmingham, and High Wycombe in an overnight operation.
1999
Russian President Boris Yeltsin fires his Prime Minister, Sergei Stepashin, and for the fourth time fires his entire cabinet.
1993
The Liberal Democratic Party of Japan loses a 38-year hold on national leadership.
1991
The Italian prosecuting magistrate Antonino Scopelliti is murdered by the 'Ndrangheta on behalf of the Sicilian Mafia while preparing the government's case in the final appeal of the Maxi Trial.
1974
As a direct result of the Watergate scandal, Richard Nixon becomes the first President of the United States to resign from office. His Vice President, Gerald Ford, becomes president.
1973
Mars 7 is launched from the USSR.
1971
The Troubles: The British Army in Northern Ireland launches Operation Demetrius. Hundreds of people are arrested and interned, thousands are displaced, and twenty are killed in the violence that followed.
1969
Followers of Charles Manson murder pregnant actress Sharon Tate (wife of Roman Polanski), coffee heiress Abigail Folger, Polish actor Wojciech Frykowski, men's hairstylist Jay Sebring and recent high-school graduate Steven Parent.
1965
Singapore is expelled from Malaysia and becomes the only country to date to gain independence unwillingly.
1960
South Kasai secedes from the Congo.
1945
World War II: Nagasaki is devastated when an atomic bomb, Fat Man, is dropped by the United States B-29 Bockscar. Thirty-five thousand people are killed outright, including 23,200-28,200 Japanese war workers, 2,000 Korean forced workers, and 150 Japanese soldiers.
1945
The Red Army invades Japanese-occupied Manchuria.
1944
The United States Forest Service and the Wartime Advertising Council release posters featuring Smokey Bear for the first time.
1944
Continuation War: The Vyborg-Petrozavodsk Offensive, the largest offensive launched by Soviet Union against Finland during the Second World War, ends to a strategic stalemate. Both Finnish and Soviet troops at the Finnish front dug to defensive positions, and the front remains stable until the end of the war.
1942
World War II: Battle of Savo Island: Allied naval forces protecting their amphibious forces during the initial stages of the Battle of Guadalcanal are surprised and defeated by an Imperial Japanese Navy cruiser force.
1936
Summer Olympic Games: Games of the XI Olympiad: Jesse Owens wins his fourth gold medal at the games.
1930
Betty Boop makes her cartoon debut in Dizzy Dishes.
1925
A train robbery takes place in Kakori, near Lucknow, India
1914
Start of the Battle of Mulhouse, part of a French attempt to recover the province of Alsace and the first French offensive of World War I.
1907
The first Boy Scout encampment concludes at Brownsea Island in southern England.
1902
Edward VII and Alexandra of Denmark are crowned King and Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
1896
Glider pioneer Otto Lilienthal dies in a fatal crash.
1892
Thomas Edison receives a patent for a two-way telegraph.
1877
Indian Wars: Battle of the Big Hole: A small band of Nez Percé Indians clash with the United States Army
1862
American Civil War: Battle of Cedar Mountain: At Cedar Mountain, Virginia, Confederate General Stonewall Jackson narrowly defeats Union forces under General John Pope.
1854
Henry David Thoreau publishes Walden.
1842
The Webster-Ashburton Treaty is signed, establishing the United States-Canada border east of the Rocky Mountains.
1830
Louis Philippe becomes the king of the French following abdication of Charles X.
1814
Indian Wars: The Creek sign the Treaty of Fort Jackson, giving up huge parts of Alabama and Georgia.
1810
Napoleon annexes Westphalia as part of the First French Empire.
1610
The First Anglo-Powhatan War begins in colonial Virginia.
1500
Ottoman-Venetian War (1499-1503): The Ottomans capture Methoni, Messenia.
1329
Quilon, the first Indian Christian Diocese, is erected by Pope John XXII; the French-born Jordanus is appointed the first Bishop.
1173
Construction of the campanile of the Cathedral of Pisa (now known as the Leaning Tower of Pisa) begins; it will take two centuries to complete.
378
Gothic War: Battle of Adrianople: A large Roman army led by Emperor Valens is defeated by the Visigoths. Valens is killed along with over half of his army.
48 BC
Caesar's Civil War: Battle of Pharsalus: Julius Caesar decisively defeats Pompey at Pharsalus and Pompey flees to Egypt.

Births On This Day

1999
Deniss Vasiļjevs, Latvian figure skater
1996
Sanya Lopez, Filipino actress and model
1995
Eli Apple, American football player
1994
Kelli Hubly, American soccer player
1991
Alice Barlow, English actress
1991
Alexa Bliss, American bodybuilder and wrestler
1990
İshak Doğan, Turkish footballer
1990
Stuart McInally, Scottish rugby player
1990
Brice Roger, French skier
1990
Sarah McBride, American LGBT Activist
1989
Jason Heyward, American baseball player
1989
Stefano Okaka, Italian footballer
1989
Kento Ono, Japanese actor and model
1988
Anthony Castonzo, American football player
1988
Willian, Brazilian footballer
1988
Vasilios Koutsianikoulis, Greek footballer
1987
Marek Niit, Estonian sprinter
1986
Michael Lerchl, German footballer
1986
Daniel Preussner, German rugby player
1986
Tyler Smith, American singer-songwriter and bass player
1985
Luca Filippi, Italian race car driver
1985
Filipe Luís, Brazilian footballer
1985
Anna Kendrick, American actress and singer
1985
Hayley Peirsol, American swimmer
1985
JaMarcus Russell, American football player
1985
Chandler Williams, American football player (d. 2013)
1984
Paul Gallagher, Scottish footballer
1983
Shane O'Brien, Canadian ice hockey player
1983
Alicja Smietana, Polish-English violinist
1982
Joel Anthony, American basketball player
1982
Tyson Gay, American sprinter
1982
Yekaterina Samutsevich, Russian singer and activist
1982
Kanstantsin Sivtsov, Belorussian cyclist
1981
Jarvis Hayes, American basketball player
1981
Li Jiawei, Singaporean table tennis player
1979
Michael Kingma, Australian basketball player
1979
Lisa Nandy, British politician
1979
Tony Stewart, American football player
1978
Dorin Chirtoacă, Moldavian lawyer and politician, Mayor of Chișinău
1978
Ana Serradilla, Mexican actress and producer
1978
Wesley Sonck, Belgian footballer
1977
Jason Frasor, American baseball player
1977
Chamique Holdsclaw, American basketball player
1977
Ravshan Irmatov, Uzbek football referee
1977
Adewale Ogunleye, American football player
1977
Ime Udoka, American basketball player and coach
1977
Mikaël Silvestre, French footballer
1976
Rhona Mitra, English actress and singer
1976
Audrey Tautou, French model and actress
1976
Jessica Capshaw, American actress
1975
Mahesh Babu, Indian actor and producer
1975
Valentin Kovalenko, Uzbek football referee
1975
Mike Lamb, American baseball player
1975
Robbie Middleby, Australian soccer player
1974
Derek Fisher, American basketball player and coach
1974
Stephen Fung, Hong Kong actor, singer, director, and screenwriter
1974
Matt Morris, American baseball player
1974
Kirill Reznik, American lawyer and politician
1974
Raphaël Poirée, French biathlete
1973
Filippo Inzaghi, Italian footballer and manager
1973
Kevin McKidd, Scottish actor and director
1973
Gene Luen Yang, American author and illustrator
1970
Rod Brind'Amour, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1970
Chris Cuomo, American lawyer and journalist
1969
Troy Percival, American baseball player and coach
1968
Gillian Anderson, American-British actress, activist and writer
1968
Eric Bana, Australian actor, comedian, producer, and screenwriter
1968
Sam Fogarino, American drummer
1968
McG, American director and producer
1967
Deion Sanders, American football and baseball player
1966
Vinny Del Negro, American basketball player and coach
1966
Linn Ullmann, Norwegian journalist and author
1964
Brett Hull, Canadian-American ice hockey player and manager
1964
Hoda Kotb, American journalist and television personality
1963
Whitney Houston, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress (d. 2012)
1963
Jay Leggett, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2013)
1963
Barton Lynch, Australian surfer
1962
Louis Lipps, American football player and radio host
1962
Kevin Mack, American football player
1962
John "Hot Rod" Williams, American basketball player (d. 2015)
1961
Brad Gilbert, American tennis player and sportscaster
1961
John Key, New Zealand businessman and politician, 38th Prime Minister of New Zealand
1959
Kurtis Blow, American rapper, producer, and actor
1959
Michael Kors, American fashion designer
1958
Amanda Bearse, American actress, comedian and director
1958
James Lileks, American journalist and blogger
1958
Calie Pistorius, South African engineer and academic
1957
Melanie Griffith, American actress and producer
1956
Gordon Singleton, Canadian Olympic Cyclist
1955
John E. Sweeney, American lawyer and politician
1954
Ray Jennings, South African cricketer and coach
1954
Pete Thomas, English drummer
1953
Kay Stenshjemmet, Norwegian speed skater
1953
Jean Tirole, French economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
1953
Roberta Tovey, English actress and singer
1952
Prateep Ungsongtham Hata, Thai activist and politician
1951
James Naughtie, Scottish journalist and radio host
1951
Steve Swisher, American baseball player and manager
1949
Jonathan Kellerman, American psychologist and author
1949
Ted Simmons, American baseball player and coach
1948
Bill Campbell, American baseball player and coach
1947
Roy Hodgson, English footballer and manager
1947
Barbara Mason, American R&B/soul singer-songwriter
1947
John Varley, American author
1946
Rinus Gerritsen, Dutch rock bass player (Golden Earring)
1946
Jim Kiick, American football player
1945
Barbara Delinsky, American author
1945
Aleksandr Gorelik, Russian figure skater and sportscaster (d. 2012)
1945
Zurab Sakandelidze, Georgian basketball player (d. 2004)
1945
Posy Simmonds, English author and illustrator
1944
George Armstrong, English footballer (d. 2000)
1944
Patrick Depailler, French race car driver (d. 1980)
1944
Sam Elliott, American actor and producer
1944
Patricia McKissack, American soldier, engineer, and author
1944
John Simpson, English journalist and author
1943
Ken Norton, American boxer and actor (d. 2013)
1942
Tommie Agee, American baseball player (d. 2001)
1942
Jack DeJohnette, American drummer, pianist, and composer
1942
David Steinberg, Canadian actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1940
Linda Keen, American mathematician and academic
1939
Hércules Brito Ruas, Brazilian footballer
1939
Vincent Hanna, Northern Irish journalist (d. 1997)
1939
The Mighty Hannibal, American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2014)
1939
Billy Henderson, American singer (d. 2007)
1939
Bulle Ogier, French actress and screenwriter
1939
Romano Prodi, Italian academic and politician, 52nd Prime Minister of Italy
1939
Butch Warren, American bassist (d. 2013)
1938
Leonid Kuchma, Ukrainian engineer and politician, 2nd President of Ukraine
1938
Rod Laver, Australian tennis player and coach
1938
Otto Rehhagel, German footballer, coach, and manager
1936
Julián Javier, Dominican-American baseball player
1936
Patrick Tse, Chinese-Hong Kong actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1935
Beverlee McKinsey, American actress (d. 2008)
1933
Tetsuko Kuroyanagi, Japanese actress, talk show host, and author
1932
Tam Dalyell, Scottish academic and politician (d. 2017)
1932
John Gomery, Canadian lawyer and jurist
1931
Chuck Essegian, American baseball player and lawyer
1931
James Freeman Gilbert, American geophysicist and academic (d. 2014)
1931
Paula Kent Meehan, American businesswoman, co-founded Redken (d. 2014)
1931
Mário Zagallo, Brazilian footballer and coach
1930
Milt Bolling, American baseball player and scout (d. 2013)
1930
Jacques Parizeau, Canadian economist and politician, 26th Premier of Quebec (d. 2015)
1929
Abdi İpekçi, Turkish journalist and activist (d. 1979)
1928
Bob Cousy, American basketball player and coach
1928
Camilla Wicks, American violinist and educator
1928
Dolores Wilson, American soprano and actress (d. 2010)
1927
Daniel Keyes, American short story writer and novelist (d. 2014)
1927
Robert Shaw, English actor and screenwriter (d. 1978)
1926
Denis Atkinson, Barbadian cricketer (d. 2001)
1925
David A. Huffman, American computer scientist, developed Huffman coding (d. 1999)
1924
Mathews Mar Barnabas, Indian metropolitan (d. 2012)
1924
Frank Martínez, American soldier and painter (d. 2013)
1922
Philip Larkin, English poet and novelist (d. 1985)
1921
Ernest Angley, American evangelist and author
1921
J. James Exon, American soldier and politician, 33rd Governor of Nebraska (d. 2005)
1920
Enzo Biagi, Italian journalist and author (d. 2007)
1919
Joop den Uyl, Dutch journalist, economist, and politician, Deputy Prime Minister of the Netherlands (d. 1987)
1919
Ralph Houk, American baseball player and manager (d. 2010)
1918
Kermit Beahan, American colonel (d. 1989)
1918
Giles Cooper, Irish soldier and playwright (d. 1966)
1918
Albert Seedman, American police officer (d. 2013)
1915
Mareta West, American astronomer and geologist (d. 1998)
1914
Ferenc Fricsay, Hungarian-Austrian conductor and director (d. 1963)
1914
Tove Jansson, Finnish author and illustrator (d. 2001)
1914
Joe Mercer, English footballer and manager (d. 1990)
1913
Wilbur Norman Christiansen, Australian astronomer and engineer (d. 2007)
1911
William Alfred Fowler, American astronomer and astrophysicist, Nobel Laureate (d. 1996)
1911
Eddie Futch, American boxer and trainer (d. 2001)
1911
John McQuade, Northern Irish soldier, boxer, and politician (d. 1984)
1909
Vinayaka Krishna Gokak, Indian scholar, author, and academic (d. 1992)
1909
Adam von Trott zu Solz, German lawyer and diplomat (d. 1944)
1905
Leo Genn, British actor and barrister (d. 1978)
1902
Zino Francescatti, French violinist (d. 1991)
1902
Panteleimon Ponomarenko, Russian general and politician (d. 1984)
1901
Charles Farrell, American actor and singer (d. 1990)
1899
P. L. Travers, Australian-English author and actress (d. 1996)
1896
Erich Hückel, German physicist and chemist (d. 1980)
1896
Jean Piaget, Swiss psychologist and philosopher (d. 1980)
1890
Eino Kaila, Finnish philosopher and psychologist, attendant of the Vienna circle (d. 1958)
1881
Prince Antônio Gastão of Orléans-Braganza, Brazilian prince (d. 1918)
1879
John Willcock, Australian politician, 15th Premier of Western Australia, (d. 1956)
1878
Eileen Gray, Irish architect and furniture designer (d. 1976)
1875
Albert Ketèlbey, English pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1959)
1874
Reynaldo Hahn, Venezuelan composer and conductor (d. 1947)
1872
Archduke Joseph August of Austria (d. 1962)
1867
Evelina Haverfield, Scottish nurse and activist (d. 1920)
1861
Dorothea Klumpke, American astronomer and academic (d. 1942)
1848
Alfred David Benjamin, Australian-born businessman and philanthropist. (d. 1900)
1847
Maria Vittoria dal Pozzo, French-Italian wife of Amadeo I of Spain (d. 1876)
1845
André Bessette, Canadian saint (d. 1937)
1805
Joseph Locke, English engineer and politician (d. 1860)
1797
Charles Robert Malden, English lieutenant and surveyor (d. 1855)
1788
Adoniram Judson, American missionary and lexicographer (d. 1850)
1783
Grand Duchess Alexandra Pavlovna of Russia (d. 1801)
1776
Amedeo Avogadro, Italian physicist and chemist (d. 1856)
1757
Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton, American humanitarian; wife of Alexander Hamilton (d. 1854)
1757
Thomas Telford, Scottish architect and engineer, designed the Menai Suspension Bridge (d. 1834)
1726
Francesco Cetti, Italian priest, zoologist, and mathematician (d. 1778)
1722
Prince Augustus William of Prussia (d. 1758)
1696
Joseph Wenzel I, Prince of Liechtenstein (d. 1772)
1674
František Maxmilián Kaňka, Czech architect, designed the Veltrusy Mansion (d. 1766)
1653
John Oldham, English poet and translator (d. 1683)
1648
Johann Michael Bach, German composer (d. 1694)
1603
Johannes Cocceius, German-Dutch theologian and academic (d. 1669)
1593
Izaak Walton, English writer (d. 1683)
1590
John Webster, Colonial settler and governor of Connecticut (d. 1661)
1544
Bogislaw XIII, Duke of Pomerania (d. 1606)
1537
Francesco Barozzi, Italian mathematician and astronomer (d. 1604)
1201
Arnold Fitz Thedmar, English historian and merchant (d. 1274)

Deaths On This Day

2015
Frank Gifford, American football player, sportscaster, and actor (b. 1930)
2015
John Henry Holland, American computer scientist and academic (b. 1929)
2015
Walter Nahún López, Honduran footballer (b. 1977)
2015
David Nobbs, English author and screenwriter (b. 1935)
2015
Kayyar Kinhanna Rai, Indian journalist, author, and poet (b. 1915)
2015
Fikret Otyam, Turkish painter and journalist (b. 1926)
2014
J. F. Ade Ajayi, Nigerian historian and academic (b. 1929)
2014
Andriy Bal, Ukrainian footballer and coach (b. 1958)
2014
Arthur G. Cohen, American businessman and philanthropist, co-founded Arlen Realty and Development Corporation (b. 1930)
2014
Ed Nelson, American actor (b. 1928)
2013
Harry Elliott, American baseball player and coach (b. 1923)
2013
Eduardo Falú, Argentinian guitarist and composer (b. 1923)
2013
William Lynch, Jr., American lawyer and politician (b. 1947)
2012
Carl Davis, American record producer (b. 1934)
2012
Gene F. Franklin, American engineer, theorist, and academic (b. 1927)
2012
Al Freeman, Jr., American actor, director, and educator (b. 1934)
2012
David Rakoff, Canadian-American actor and journalist (b. 1964)
2012
Carmen Belen Richardson, Puerto Rican-American actress (b. 1930)
2012
Mel Stuart, American director and producer (b. 1928)
2010
Calvin "Fuzz" Jones, American singer and bass player (b. 1926)
2010
Ted Stevens, American soldier, lawyer, and politician (b. 1923)
2008
Bernie Mac, American comedian, actor, screenwriter, and producer (b. 1957)
2008
Mahmoud Darwish, Palestinian author and poet (b. 1941)
2007
Joe O'Donnell, American photographer and journalist (b. 1922)
2006
Philip E. High, English author (b. 1914)
2006
James Van Allen, American physicist and academic (b. 1914)
2005
Judith Rossner, American author (b. 1935)
2004
Robert Lecourt, French lawyer and politician, Lord Chancellor of France (b. 1908)
2004
Tony Mottola, American guitarist and composer (b. 1918)
2004
David Raksin, American composer and educator (b. 1912)
2003
Jacques Deray, French director and screenwriter (b. 1929)
2003
Ray Harford, English footballer and manager (b. 1945)
2003
Gregory Hines, American actor, dancer, and choreographer (b. 1946)
2003
R. Sivagurunathan, Sri Lankan lawyer, journalist, and academic (b. 1931)
2002
Paul Samson, English guitarist (b. 1953)
2000
John Harsanyi, Hungarian-American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1920)
2000
Nicholas Markowitz, American murder victim (b. 1984)
1999
Fouad Serageddin, Egyptian journalist and politician (b. 1910)
1996
Frank Whittle, English soldier and engineer, invented the jet engine (b. 1907)
1995
Jerry Garcia, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1942)
1992
Fereydoun Farrokhzad, Iranian singer and actor (b. 1938)
1990
Joe Mercer, English footballer and manager (b. 1914)
1988
Giacinto Scelsi, Italian composer and poet (b. 1905)
1985
Clive Churchill, Australian rugby league player and coach (b. 1927)
1981
Max Hoffman, Austrian-born car importer and businessman (b. 1904)
1980
Jacqueline Cochran, American pilot (b. 1906)
1979
Walter O'Malley, American businessman (b. 1903)
1979
Raymond Washington, American gang leader, founded the Crips (b. 1953)
1978
James Gould Cozzens, American novelist and short story writer (b. 1903)
1975
Dmitri Shostakovich, Russian pianist and composer (b. 1906)
1974
Bill Chase, American trumpet player and bandleader (b. 1934)
1972
Sıddık Sami Onar, Turkish lawyer and academic (b. 1897)
1969
Wojciech Frykowski, Polish-American actor and author (b. 1936)
1969
Sharon Tate, American model and actress (b. 1943)
1969
C. F. Powell, English physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1903)
1967
Joe Orton, English author and playwright (b. 1933)
1963
Patrick Bouvier Kennedy, American son of John F. Kennedy (b. 1963)
1962
Hermann Hesse, German-born Swiss poet, novelist, and painter, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1877)
1957
Carl Clauberg, German Nazi physician (b. 1898)
1949
Edward Thorndike, American psychologist and academic (b. 1874)
1948
Hugo Boss, German fashion designer, founded Hugo Boss (b. 1885)
1946
Bert Vogler, South African cricketer (b. 1876)
1945
Robert Hampton Gray, Canadian lieutenant and pilot, Victoria Cross recipient (b. 1917)
1945
Harry Hillman, American runner and coach (b. 1881)
1943
Chaim Soutine, Belarusian-French painter and educator (b. 1893)
1942
Edith Stein, German nun and saint (b. 1891)
1932
John Charles Fields, Canadian mathematician, founder of the Fields Medal (b. 1863)
1920
Samuel Griffith, Welsh-Australian politician, 9th Premier of Queensland (b. 1845)
1919
Ruggero Leoncavallo, Italian composer and educator (b. 1857)
1918
František Plesnivý, Austro-Hungarian architect (b. 1845)
1910
Huo Yuanjia, Chinese martial artist, co-founded the Chin Woo Athletic Association (b. 1868)
1886
Samuel Ferguson, Irish lawyer and poet (b. 1810)
1861
Vincent Novello, English composer and publisher (b. 1781)
1816
Johann August Apel, German jurist and author (b. 1771)
1744
James Brydges, 1st Duke of Chandos, English academic and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Radnorshire (b. 1673)
1720
Simon Ockley, English orientalist and academic (b. 1678)
1634
William Noy, English lawyer and judge (b. 1577)
1601
Michael the Brave, Romanian prince (b. 1558)
1580
Metrophanes III of Constantinople (b. 1520)
1534
Thomas Cajetan, Italian cardinal and philosopher (b. 1470)
1516
Hieronymus Bosch, Early Netherlandish painter (b. circa 1450)
1420
Pierre d'Ailly, French theologian and cardinal (b. 1351)
1354
Stephen, Duke of Slavonia, Hungarian prince (b. 1332)
1341
Eleanor of Anjou, queen consort of Sicily (b. 1289)
1296
Hugh, Count of Brienne, French crusader
1260
Walter of Kirkham, Bishop of Durham
1211
William de Braose, 4th Lord of Bramber, exiled Anglo-Norman baron (b. 1144/53)
1173
Najm ad-Din Ayyub, Kurdish soldier and politician
1107
Emperor Horikawa of Japan (b. 1079)
1048
Pope Damasus II
833
Al-Ma'mun, Iraqi caliph (b. 786)
803
Irene of Athens (b. 752)
378
Traianus, Roman general
378
Valens, Roman emperor (b. 328)