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1st of August 0069 EVENT Batavian rebellion: The Batavians in Germania Inferior (Netherlands) revolt under the leadership of Gaius Julius Civilis.
1st of August 0527 EVENT Justinian I becomes the sole ruler of the Byzantine Empire.
1st of August 0607 EVENT Ono no Imoko is dispatched as envoy to the Sui court in China (Traditional Japanese date: July 3, 607).
1st of August 0902 EVENT Taormina, the last Byzantine stronghold in Sicily, is captured by the Aghlabid army.
1st of August 1203 EVENT Isaac II Angelus, restored Eastern Roman Emperor, declares his son Alexius IV Angelus co-emperor after pressure from the forces of the Fourth Crusade.
1st of August 1291 EVENT The Swiss Confederation is formed with the signature of the Federal Charter.
1st of August 1492 EVENT Ferdinand II of Aragon and Isabella I of Castile drive the Jews out of Spain.
1st of August 1498 EVENT Christopher Columbus becomes the first European to visit what is now Venezuela.
1st of August 1619 EVENT First African slaves arrive in Jamestown, Virginia.
1st of August 1664 EVENT The Ottoman Empire is defeated in the Battle of Saint Gotthard by an Austrian army led by Raimondo Montecuccoli, resulting in the Peace of Vasvar.
1st of August 1759 EVENT Seven Years' War: The Battle of Minden, an allied Anglo-German army victory over the French. In Britain this was one of a number of events that constituted the Annus Mirabilis of 1759 and is celebrated as Minden Day by certain British Army regiments.
1st of August 1798 EVENT French Revolutionary Wars: Battle of the Nile (Battle of Aboukir Bay) : Battle begins when a British fleet engages the French Revolutionary Navy fleet in an unusual night action.
1st of August 1800 EVENT The Act of Union 1800 is passed in which merges the Kingdom of Great Britain and the Kingdom of Ireland into the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
1st of August 1801 EVENT First Barbary War: The American schooner USS Enterprise captures the Tripolitan polacca Tripoli in a single-ship action off the coast of modern-day Libya.
1st of August 1820 EVENT London's Regent's Canal opens.
1st of August 1828 EVENT Bolton and Leigh Railway opens to freight traffic.
1st of August 1831 EVENT A new London Bridge opens.
1st of August 1832 EVENT The Black Hawk War ends.
1st of August 1834 EVENT Slavery is abolished in the British Empire as the Slavery Abolition Act 1833 comes into force.
1st of August 1838 EVENT Non-labourer slaves in most of the British Empire are emancipated.
1st of August 1840 EVENT Labourer slaves in most of the British Empire are emancipated.
1st of August 1842 EVENT Lombard Street Riot erupts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
1st of August 1855 EVENT First ascent of Monte Rosa, the second highest summit in the Alps.
1st of August 1876 EVENT Colorado is admitted as the 38th U.S. state.
1st of August 1894 EVENT The First Sino-Japanese War erupts between Japan and China over Korea.
1st of August 1902 EVENT The United States buys the rights to the Panama Canal from France.
1st of August 1907 EVENT Start of First Scout camp on Brownsea Island.
1st of August 1914 EVENT Germany declares war on Russia at the opening of World War I. The Swiss Army mobilises because of World War I
1st of August 1927 EVENT The Nanchang Uprising marks the first significant battle in the Chinese Civil War between the Kuomintang and Communist Party of China. This day is commemorated as the anniversary of the founding of the People's Liberation Army.
1st of August 1937 EVENT Josip Broz Tito reads the resolution "Manifesto of constitutional congress of KPH" to the constitutive congress of KPH (Croatian Communist Party) in woods near Samobor.
1st of August 1941 EVENT The first Jeep is produced.
1st of August 1944 EVENT Anne Frank makes the last entry in her diary.
1st of August 1944 EVENT Warsaw Uprising against the Nazi occupation breaks out in Warsaw, Poland.
1st of August 1948 EVENT The U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigations is founded.
1st of August 1957 EVENT The United States and Canada form the North American Air Defense Command (NORAD).
1st of August 1960 EVENT Dahomey (later renamed Benin) declares independence from France.
1st of August 1960 EVENT Communist Party of Independence and Work is banned in Senegal.
1st of August 1960 EVENT Islamabad declared as the federal capital of the Government of Pakistan.
1st of August 1964 EVENT The Belgian Congo is renamed the Republic of the Congo.
1st of August 1966 EVENT Purges of intellectuals and imperialists becomes official People's Republic of China policy at the beginning of the Cultural Revolution.
1st of August 1966 EVENT Charles Whitman kills 16 people at The University of Texas at Austin before being killed by the police.
1st of August 1967 EVENT Israel annexes East Jerusalem.
1st of August 1968 EVENT The coronation is held of Hassanal Bolkiah, the 29th Sultan of Brunei.
1st of August 1975 EVENT CSCE Final Act creates the Conference for Security and Co-operation in Europe.
1st of August 1977 EVENT Former Lockheed U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers crashes the news helicopter he is flying in Los Angeles
1st of August 1980 EVENT Buttevant Rail Disaster kills 18 and injures dozens of train passengers in Ireland.
1st of August 1980 EVENT Vigdis Finnbogadottir becomes the first democratically elected female head of state
1st of August 1981 EVENT MTV begins broadcasting in the United States and airs its first video, "Video Killed the Radio Star" by the Buggles.
1st of August 1984 EVENT Commercial peat-cutters discovers a the preserved bog body of a man, called Lindow Man, at Lindow Moss, Cheshire, North West England.
1st of August 1993 EVENT The Great Flood of 1993 comes to a peak.
1st of August 1995 EVENT The first Victoria's Secret Fashion Show is held at the Plaza Hotel in New York City.
1st of August 1996 EVENT Michael Johnson breaks the 200m world record by 0.30 seconds with a time of 19.32 seconds at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia.
1st of August 2001 EVENT An agreement is reached on the position of the minority Albanian language in the Republic of Macedonia.
1st of August 2001 EVENT Bulgaria, Cyprus, Latvia, Malta, Slovenia and Slovakia join the European Environment Agency.
1st of August 2001 EVENT Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore has a Ten Commandments monument installed in the judiciary building, leading to a lawsuit to have it removed and his own removal from office.
1st of August 2004 EVENT A supermarket fire kills 396 people and injures 500 in Asuncion, Paraguay.
1st of August 2007 EVENT The I-35W Mississippi River Bridge spanning the Mississippi River in Minneapolis, Minnesota, collapses during the evening rush hour.
1st of August 2009 EVENT A shooting attack at the Gay and Lesbian Association building in Tel-Aviv, Israel, results in the deaths of two people.
1st of August 0126 BIRTHDAY Pertinax, Roman Emperor (d. 193)
1st of August 1313 BIRTHDAY Emperor Kogon of Japan (d. 1364)
1st of August 1377 BIRTHDAY Emperor Go-Komatsu of Japan (d. 1433)
1st of August 1545 BIRTHDAY Andrew Melville, Scottish theologian and religious reformer (d. 1622)
1st of August 1555 BIRTHDAY Edward Kelley, English spirit medium (d. 1597)
1st of August 1579 BIRTHDAY Luis Velez de Guevara, Spanish writer (d. 1644)
1st of August 1626 BIRTHDAY Sabbatai Zevi, Montenegrin rabbi, kabbalist, and founder of the Jewish Sabbatean movement (d. 1676)
1st of August 1630 BIRTHDAY Thomas Clifford, 1st Baron Clifford of Chudleigh, English statesman (d. 1673)
1st of August 1713 BIRTHDAY Charles I, Duke of Brunswick-Luneburg (d. 1780)
1st of August 1714 BIRTHDAY Richard Wilson, Welsh painter (d. 1782)
1st of August 1738 BIRTHDAY Jacques Francois Dugommier, French general (d. 1794)
1st of August 1744 BIRTHDAY Jean-Baptiste Lamarck, French scientist (d. 1829)
1st of August 1770 BIRTHDAY William Clark, American explorer (d. 1838)
1st of August 1779 BIRTHDAY Francis Scott Key, American lawyer and lyricist (d. 1843)
1st of August 1779 BIRTHDAY Lorenz Oken, German naturalist (d. 1851)
1st of August 1815 BIRTHDAY Richard Henry Dana, Jr., American lawyer, politician, and author (d. 1882)
1st of August 1818 BIRTHDAY Maria Mitchell, American astronomer (d. 1889)
1st of August 1819 BIRTHDAY Herman Melville, American writer (d. 1891)
1st of August 1837 BIRTHDAY Mary Harris "Mother" Jones, American labor organizer (d. 1930)
1st of August 1843 BIRTHDAY Robert Todd Lincoln, son of Abraham Lincoln; 35th United States Secretary of War (d. 1926)
1st of August 1856 BIRTHDAY George Coulthard, Former Australian rules footballer and cricketer (d. 1883)
1st of August 1858 BIRTHDAY Hans Rott, Austrian composer (d. 1884)
1st of August 1858 BIRTHDAY Gaston Doumergue, French President (d. 1937)
1st of August 1861 BIRTHDAY Sammy Jones, Former Australian cricketer (d. 1951)
1st of August 1871 BIRTHDAY John Lester, American cricketer (d. 1969)
1st of August 1881 BIRTHDAY Otto Toeplitz, German mathematician (d. 1940)
1st of August 1885 BIRTHDAY George de Hevesy, Hungarian chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1966)
1st of August 1889 BIRTHDAY Walter Gerlach, German physicist (d. 1979)
1st of August 1891 BIRTHDAY Karl Kobelt, Swiss politician (d. 1968)
1st of August 1892 BIRTHDAY Kinsan Ginsan, Japanese identical twins who lived to ages 107 and 108, respectively.
1st of August 1893 BIRTHDAY King Alexander I of Greece (d. 1920)
1st of August 1894 BIRTHDAY Ottavio Bottecchia, Italian cyclist (d. 1927)
1st of August 1900 BIRTHDAY Otto Nothling, Former Australian cricketer and rugby union footballer (d. 1965)
1st of August 1901 BIRTHDAY Pancho Villa, Filipino world boxing champion (d. 1925)
1st of August 1907 BIRTHDAY Eric Shipton, British mountaineer (d. 1977)
1st of August 1910 BIRTHDAY James Henry Govier, British artist (d. 1974)
1st of August 1910 BIRTHDAY Walter Scharf, American composer (d. 2003)
1st of August 1910 BIRTHDAY Mohammad Nissar, Indian cricketer (d. 1963)
1st of August 1911 BIRTHDAY Jackie Ormes, American cartoonist (d. 1985)
1st of August 1912 BIRTHDAY Henry Jones, American actor (d. 1999)
1st of August 1914 BIRTHDAY J. Lee Thompson, British film director (d. 2002)
1st of August 1916 BIRTHDAY Anne Hebert, French Canadian author and poet (d. 2000)
1st of August 1916 BIRTHDAY Fiorenzo Angelini, Italian cardinal
1st of August 1921 BIRTHDAY Jack Kramer, American tennis player (d. 2009)
1st of August 1923 BIRTHDAY Val Bettin, American voice actor
1st of August 1924 BIRTHDAY Marcia Mae Jones, American actress (d. 2007)
1st of August 1924 BIRTHDAY Frank Worrell, Former West Indian cricketer (d. 1967)
1st of August 1925 BIRTHDAY Ernst Jandl, Austrian writer (d. 2000)
1st of August 1926 BIRTHDAY Theo Adam, German bass-baritone
1st of August 1929 BIRTHDAY Ann Calvello, Roller Derby queen (d. 2006)
1st of August 1930 BIRTHDAY Pierre Bourdieu, French sociologist (d. 2002)
1st of August 1930 BIRTHDAY Lionel Bart, English song-writer (d. 1999)
1st of August 1930 BIRTHDAY Julie Bovasso, American actor and writer (d. 1991)
1st of August 1931 BIRTHDAY Trevor Goddard, Former South African cricketer
1st of August 1932 BIRTHDAY Meena Kumari, Indian film actress (d. 1972)
1st of August 1932 BIRTHDAY Meir Kahane, American founder of the Jewish Defense League (d. 1990)
1st of August 1933 BIRTHDAY Dom DeLuise, American actor and comedian (d. 2009)
1st of August 1933 BIRTHDAY Masaichi Kaneda, Japanese baseball player
1st of August 1933 BIRTHDAY Dusan Trestik, Czech historian (d. 2007)
1st of August 1933 BIRTHDAY Jesse Corti, Venezuelan-born actor and comedian
1st of August 1934 BIRTHDAY John Beck, Former New Zealand cricketer (d. 2000)
1st of August 1935 BIRTHDAY Geoff Pullar, Former England cricketer
1st of August 1936 BIRTHDAY W.D. Hamilton, British evolutionary biologist (d. 2000)
1st of August 1936 BIRTHDAY Yves Saint Laurent, French fashion designer (d. 2008)
1st of August 1937 BIRTHDAY Al D'Amato, United States Senator from New York
1st of August 1940 BIRTHDAY Mervyn Kitchen, Former Somerset cricketer and cricket international umpire
1st of August 1940 BIRTHDAY Ram Loevy, Israeli screenwriter and director
1st of August 1941 BIRTHDAY Etienne Roda-Gil, French songwriter and screenwriter (d. 2004)
1st of August 1942 BIRTHDAY Andre Gagnon, French Canadian pianist and composer
1st of August 1942 BIRTHDAY Jerry Garcia, American musician (The Grateful Dead) (d. 1995)
1st of August 1942 BIRTHDAY Giancarlo Giannini, Italian actor
1st of August 1945 BIRTHDAY Douglas D. Osheroff, American physicist, Nobel laureate
1st of August 1945 BIRTHDAY Sandi Griffiths, American singer, The Lawrence Welk Show
1st of August 1946 BIRTHDAY Boz Burrell, British musician (King Crimson, Bad Company) (d. 2006)
1st of August 1946 BIRTHDAY Fiona Stanley, Australian epidemiologist
1st of August 1947 BIRTHDAY Chris L. Barnard, Welsh footballer
1st of August 1947 BIRTHDAY Dennis Zine, Los Angeles city councilman
1st of August 1949 BIRTHDAY Kurmanbek Bakiyev, President of Kyrgyzstan
1st of August 1949 BIRTHDAY Ray Nettles, professional football player (d. 2009)
1st of August 1950 BIRTHDAY Jim Carroll, American poet and actor (d. 2009)
1st of August 1950 BIRTHDAY Bunkhouse Buck, American professional wrestler
1st of August 1951 BIRTHDAY Pete Mackanin, American baseball player
1st of August 1951 BIRTHDAY Tommy Bolin, American musician (Deep Purple) (d. 1976)
1st of August 1952 BIRTHDAY Zoran ?in?ic, Prime Minister of Serbia (d. 2003)
1st of August 1952 BIRTHDAY Yajurvindra Singh, Former Indian cricketer
1st of August 1953 BIRTHDAY Howard Kurtz, American journalist
1st of August 1953 BIRTHDAY Robert Cray, American singer
1st of August 1954 BIRTHDAY Benno Mohlmann, German footballer
1st of August 1955 BIRTHDAY Arun Lal, Former Indian cricketer
1st of August 1955 BIRTHDAY Trevor Berbick, Jamaican boxer (d. 2006)
1st of August 1956 BIRTHDAY Tom Leykis, American radio personality
1st of August 1958 BIRTHDAY Rob Buck, American musician (10,000 Maniacs) (d. 2000)
1st of August 1958 BIRTHDAY Michael Penn, American singer and songwriter
1st of August 1958 BIRTHDAY Tor Hakon Holte, Norwegian cross country skier
1st of August 1958 BIRTHDAY Kiki Vandeweghe, American basketball player
1st of August 1959 BIRTHDAY Joe Elliott, English musician (Def Leppard)
1st of August 1959 BIRTHDAY Otomo Yoshihide, Japanese musician
1st of August 1960 BIRTHDAY Richard Roeper, American columnist and film critic
1st of August 1960 BIRTHDAY Chuck D, American activist and rapper (Public Enemy)
1st of August 1962 BIRTHDAY Jesse Borrego, American actor
1st of August 1962 BIRTHDAY Jacob Matlala, South African boxer
1st of August 1963 BIRTHDAY Coolio, American rapper
1st of August 1963 BIRTHDAY Demian Bichir, Mexican actor
1st of August 1963 BIRTHDAY John Carroll Lynch, American actor
1st of August 1963 BIRTHDAY Lynette Sadleir, New Zealand Olympic synchronised swimmer
1st of August 1963 BIRTHDAY Koichi Wakata, Japanese astronaut
1st of August 1963 BIRTHDAY Dean Wareham, New Zealand musician (Galaxie 500, Luna, Dean and Britta)
1st of August 1964 BIRTHDAY Adam Duritz, American musician (Counting Crows)
1st of August 1965 BIRTHDAY Sam Mendes, British stage and film director
1st of August 1966 BIRTHDAY James St. James, American author and nightlife personality
1st of August 1967 BIRTHDAY Gregg Jefferies, American baseball player
1st of August 1968 BIRTHDAY Dan Donegan, American musician (Disturbed)
1st of August 1968 BIRTHDAY Stacey Augmon, American basketball player
1st of August 1968 BIRTHDAY Shigetoshi Hasegawa, Japanese baseball player
1st of August 1969 BIRTHDAY David Wain, American actor
1st of August 1969 BIRTHDAY Kevin Jarvis, American baseball player
1st of August 1969 BIRTHDAY Graham Thorpe, Former England cricketer
1st of August 1970 BIRTHDAY David James, English footballer
1st of August 1972 BIRTHDAY Devon Hughes, American professional wrestler
1st of August 1972 BIRTHDAY Tanya Reid, Canadian actress
1st of August 1972 BIRTHDAY Nicke Royale, Swedish musician (The Hellacopters)
1st of August 1973 BIRTHDAY Eduardo Noriega, Spanish actor
1st of August 1973 BIRTHDAY Tempestt Bledsoe, American actress
1st of August 1973 BIRTHDAY Gregg Berhalter, American footballer
1st of August 1973 BIRTHDAY Edurne Pasaban, Spanish mountaineer
1st of August 1973 BIRTHDAY Veerle Dejaeghere, Belgian athlete
1st of August 1974 BIRTHDAY Beckie Scott, Canadian cross-country skiing athlete
1st of August 1975 BIRTHDAY Teresa Mak, Hong Kong actress
1st of August 1976 BIRTHDAY S?ren Jochumsen, Danish footballer
1st of August 1976 BIRTHDAY Nwankwo Kanu, Nigerian footballer
1st of August 1976 BIRTHDAY Cristian Stoica, Romanian-born Italian rugby player
1st of August 1976 BIRTHDAY Hasan Sas, Turkish footballer
1st of August 1977 BIRTHDAY Marc Denis, Canadian ice hockey player
1st of August 1977 BIRTHDAY Damien Saez, French musician, songwriter, and author
1st of August 1977 BIRTHDAY Yoshi Tatsu, Japanese professional wrestler and boxer
1st of August 1978 BIRTHDAY Edgerrin James, American football player
1st of August 1978 BIRTHDAY Dhani Harrison, English musician
1st of August 1978 BIRTHDAY Andy Blignaut, Former Zimbabwean cricketer
1st of August 1979 BIRTHDAY Junior Agogo, Ghanaian footballer
1st of August 1979 BIRTHDAY Jason Momoa, American actor
1st of August 1979 BIRTHDAY Honeysuckle Weeks, Welsh-born actress
1st of August 1980 BIRTHDAY Mancini, Brazilian footballer
1st of August 1981 BIRTHDAY Stephen Hunt, Irish footballer
1st of August 1981 BIRTHDAY Ashley Parker Angel, American singer and actor
1st of August 1982 BIRTHDAY Ai Tominaga, Japanese model and actress
1st of August 1983 BIRTHDAY David Gervasi, Swiss decathlete
1st of August 1984 BIRTHDAY Valery Ortiz, Puerto Rican actress
1st of August 1984 BIRTHDAY Bastian Schweinsteiger, German footballer
1st of August 1984 BIRTHDAY Francesco Gavazzi, Italian cyclist
1st of August 1985 BIRTHDAY Adam Jones (baseball), American baseball player
1st of August 1986 BIRTHDAY Lucas Simon, Argentine footballer
1st of August 1986 BIRTHDAY Anton Stralman, Swedish ice hockey player
1st of August 1986 BIRTHDAY Andrew Taylor, English footballer
1st of August 1986 BIRTHDAY Elena Vesnina, Russian tennis player
1st of August 1987 BIRTHDAY Rumi Hiiragi, Japanese actress
1st of August 1987 BIRTHDAY Sebastien Pocognoli, Belgian footballer
1st of August 1989 BIRTHDAY Tiffany (Stephanie Hwang), American-born South Korean singer (Girls' Generation)
1st of August 1989 BIRTHDAY Madison Bumgarner, American baseball player
1st of August 1990 BIRTHDAY Jack O'Connell, English actor (Skins)
1st of August 1991 BIRTHDAY Marco Puntoriere, Italian footballer
1st of August 1993 BIRTHDAY Leon Thomas III, American actor
1st of August 1999 BIRTHDAY Khamani Griffin, American actor
1st of August 0371 DEATH St Eusebius of Vercelli, Italian bishop (Born 283)
1st of August 0527 DEATH Emperor Justin I (Born 450)
1st of August 1137 DEATH King Louis VI of France (Born 1081)
1st of August 1227 DEATH Shimazu Tadahisa, Japanese warlord (Born 1179)
1st of August 1252 DEATH Giovanni da Pian del Carpine, Italian explorer (Born c.1180)
1st of August 1402 DEATH Edmund of Langley, 1st Duke of York, son of Edward III of England (Born 1341)
1st of August 1457 DEATH Lorenzo Valla, Italian humanist (Born c.1406)
1st of August 1464 DEATH Cosimo de' Medici, ruler of Florence (Born 1386)
1st of August 1541 DEATH Simon Grynaeus, German theologian (Born 1493)
1st of August 1546 DEATH Peter Faber, French Jesuit theologian (Born 1506)
1st of August 1557 DEATH Olaus Magnus, Swedish writer (Born 1490)
1st of August 1580 DEATH Albrecht Giese, German politician and diplomat (Born 1524)
1st of August 1589 DEATH Jacques Clement, French assassin of Henry III of France (Born 1567)
1st of August 1675 DEATH Weetamoo, sachem of Pocasetts, a band of the Wampanoag Indians her death winding up the end of King Philip's War (Born 1635)
1st of August 1714 DEATH Queen Anne of Great Britain (Born 1665)
1st of August 1787 DEATH Alphonsus Liguori, Italian founder of the Redemptionist order (Born 1696)
1st of August 1795 DEATH Clas Bjerkander, Swedish meteorologist, botanist, and entomologist(Born 1735)
1st of August 1796 DEATH Robert Pigot, British army officer (Born 1720)
1st of August 1798 DEATH Francois-Paul Brueys D'Aigalliers, French admiral (killed in battle) (Born 1753)
1st of August 1807 DEATH John Walker, British lexicographer (Born 1732)
1st of August 1812 DEATH Yakov Kulnev, Russian general (killed in battle) (Born 1763)
1st of August 1851 DEATH William Joseph Behr, German writer (Born 1775)
1st of August 1866 DEATH John Ross (aka. Kooweskoowe), Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation (Born 1790)
1st of August 1903 DEATH Calamity Jane, American frontierswoman (Born 1853)
1st of August 1911 DEATH Edwin Austin Abbey, American painter (Born 1852)
1st of August 1911 DEATH Samuel Arza Davenport, American politician (Born 1843)
1st of August 1917 DEATH Frank Little, American labor organizer (lynched) (Born 1879)
1st of August 1918 DEATH John Riley Banister, American cowboy and Texas Ranger (Born 1854)
1st of August 1920 DEATH Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Indian nationalist leader (Born 1856)
1st of August 1929 DEATH Syd Gregory, Australian cricketer (Born 1870)
1st of August 1938 DEATH John Aasen, American actor (Born 1890)
1st of August 1943 DEATH Lydia Litvyak, Soviet female flying ace (Born 1921)
1st of August 1944 DEATH Manuel L. Quezon, First President of the Philippine Commonwealth (Born 1878)
1st of August 1966 DEATH Charles Whitman, American mass murderer (shot by police) (Born 1941)
1st of August 1967 DEATH Richard Kuhn, Austrian chemist, Nobel Prize Laureate (Born 1900)
1st of August 1970 DEATH Frances Farmer, American actress (Born 1913)
1st of August 1970 DEATH Otto Heinrich Warburg, German physician and physiologist, Nobel Prize Laureate (Born 1883)
1st of August 1973 DEATH Gian Francesco Malipiero, Italian composer (Born 1882)
1st of August 1973 DEATH Walter Ulbricht, German communist statesman (Born 1893)
1st of August 1974 DEATH Ildebrando Antoniutti, Italian Catholic cardinal (Born 1898)
1st of August 1977 DEATH Gary Powers, American spy plane pilot (Born 1929)
1st of August 1980 DEATH Patrick Depailler, French Formula 1 driver (Born 1944)
1st of August 1980 DEATH Strother Martin, American actor (Born 1919)
1st of August 1981 DEATH Paddy Chayefsky, American writer (Born 1923)
1st of August 1989 DEATH John Ogdon, British pianist (Born 1937)
1st of August 1990 DEATH Norbert Elias, German sociologist (Born 1897)
1st of August 1990 DEATH Graham Young, British serial killer (Born 1947)
1st of August 1996 DEATH Frida Boccara, French singer (Born 1940)
1st of August 1996 DEATH Tadeus Reichstein, Polish chemist, Nobel Prize Laureate (Born 1897)
1st of August 1996 DEATH Lucille Teasdale-Corti, Canadian physician and international aid worker (Born 1929)
1st of August 1997 DEATH Sviatoslav Richter, Ukrainian pianist (Born 1915)
1st of August 1998 DEATH Eva Bartok, Hungarian-born actress (Born 1927)
1st of August 1999 DEATH Nirad C. Chaudhuri, Indian-born writer (Born 1897)
1st of August 2001 DEATH Korey Stringer, American football player (Born 1974)
1st of August 2003 DEATH Guy Thys, Belgian football coach (Born 1922)
1st of August 2003 DEATH Marie Trintignant, French actress (Born 1962)
1st of August 2004 DEATH Philip Abelson, American physicist, (Born 1913)
1st of August 2005 DEATH Al Aronowitz, American music journalist (Born 1928)
1st of August 2005 DEATH King Fahd of Saudi Arabia (Born 1923)
1st of August 2005 DEATH Constant Nieuwenhuys, Dutch painter (Born 1920)
1st of August 2005 DEATH Wibo, Dutch cartoonist (Born 1918)
1st of August 2006 DEATH Jason Rhoades, American installation artist (Born 1965)
1st of August 2006 DEATH Bob Thaves, American cartoonist (Born 1924)
1st of August 2006 DEATH Iris Marion Young, American feminist and political scientist (Born 1949)
1st of August 2007 DEATH Tommy Makem, Irish folk singer (Born 1932)
1st of August 2008 DEATH Harkishan Singh Surjeet, Indian politician (Born 1916)
1st of August 2009 DEATH Corazon Aquino, Former President of the Philippines (Born 1933)
1st of August 2010 DEATH Lolita Lebron, Puerto Rican nationalist (Born 1919)
1st of August 2010 DEATH Eric Tindill, New Zealand rugby and cricket international player and referee/umpire (Born 1910)

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