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12th of August 1099 EVENT First Crusade: Battle of Ascalon Crusaders under the command of Godfrey of Bouillon defeat Fatimid forces led by Al-Afdal Shahanshah. This is considered the last engagement of the First Crusade.
12th of August 1121 EVENT Battle of Didgori: the Georgian army under King David the Builder wins a decisive victory over the famous Seljuk commander Ilghazi.
12th of August 1164 EVENT Battle of Harim: Nur ad-Din Zangi defeats the Crusader armies of the County of Tripoli and the Principality of Antioch.
12th of August 1281 EVENT The Mongolian fleet of Kublai Khan is destroyed by a typhoon while approaching Japan.
12th of August 1323 EVENT Signature of the Treaty of Noteborg between Sweden and Novgorod (Russia), that regulates the border between the two countries for the first time.
12th of August 1332 EVENT Wars of Scottish Independence: Battle of Dupplin Moor : Scots under Domhnall II, Earl of Mar are routed by Edward Balliol.
12th of August 1480 EVENT Battle of Otranto: Ottoman troops behead 800 Christians for refusing to convert to Islam.
12th of August 1499 EVENT First engagement of the Battle of Zonchio between Venetian and Ottoman fleets.
12th of August 1624 EVENT The president of Louis XIII of France's royal council is arrested, leaving Cardinal Richelieu in the role of the King's principal minister.
12th of August 1676 EVENT Praying Indian John Alderman shoots and kills Metacomet, the Wampanoag war chief, ending King Philip's War.
12th of August 1687 EVENT Battle of Mohacs: Charles of Lorraine defeats the Ottomans.
12th of August 1793 EVENT The Rhone and Loire (Lere) departments are created when the former departement of Rhone-et-Loire is split into two.
12th of August 1806 EVENT Santiago de Liniers re-takes the city of Buenos Aires after the first British invasion.
12th of August 1851 EVENT Isaac Singer is granted a patent for his sewing machine.
12th of August 1877 EVENT Asaph Hall discovers the Mars moon Deimos.
12th of August 1883 EVENT The last quagga dies at the Artis Magistra zoo in Amsterdam.
12th of August 1898 EVENT An Armistice ends the Spanish-American War.
12th of August 1898 EVENT The Hawaiian flag is lowered from Iolani Palace in an elaborate annexation ceremony and replaced with the flag of the United States to signify the transfer of sovereignty from the Republic of Hawai`i to the United States.
12th of August 1914 EVENT World War I: the United Kingdom declares war on Austria-Hungary; the countries of the British Empire follow suit.
12th of August 1943 EVENT Alleged date of the first Philadelphia Experiment test on United States Navy ship USS Eldridge.
12th of August 1944 EVENT Waffen SS troops massacre 560 people in Sant'Anna di Stazzema.
12th of August 1944 EVENT Alencon is liberated by General Leclerc, the first city in France to be liberated from the Nazis by French forces.
12th of August 1952 EVENT The Night of the Murdered Poets: 13 prominent Jewish intellectuals are murdered in Moscow.
12th of August 1953 EVENT The islands of Zakynthos and Kefalonia in Greece are severely damaged by an earthquake measuring 7.3 on the Richter scale.
12th of August 1953 EVENT Nuclear weapons testing: the Soviet atomic bomb project continues with the detonation of Joe 4, the first Soviet thermonuclear weapon.
12th of August 1960 EVENT Echo 1A, NASA's first successful communications satellite, is launched.
12th of August 1964 EVENT Charlie Wilson, one of the Great Train Robbers, escapes from Winson Green Prison in Birmingham, England.
12th of August 1964 EVENT South Africa is banned from the Olympic Games due to the country's racist policies.
12th of August 1969 EVENT Violence erupts after the Apprentice Boys of Derry march in Derry, Northern Ireland, resulting in a three-day communal riot known as the Battle of the Bogside.
12th of August 1976 EVENT Between 1,000 and 3,500 Palestinians are killed in the Tel al-Zaatar massacre, one of the bloodiest events of the Lebanese Civil War
12th of August 1977 EVENT The first free flight of the Space Shuttle Enterprise.
12th of August 1977 EVENT The Sri Lankan riots of 1977, targeting the minority Sri Lankan Tamil people, begin, less than a month after the United National Party came to power. Over 300 Tamils are killed.
12th of August 1978 EVENT The Treaty of Peace and Friendship between Japan and the People's Republic of China is signed.
12th of August 1980 EVENT The Montevideo Treaty, establishing the Latin American Integration Association, is signed.
12th of August 1981 EVENT The IBM Personal Computer is released.
12th of August 1982 EVENT Mexico announces it is unable to pay its enormous external debt, marking the beginning of a debt crisis that spreads to all of Latin America and the Third World.
12th of August 1985 EVENT Japan Airlines Flight 123 crashes into Osutaka ridge in Gunma Prefecture, Japan, killing 520, to become the worst single-plane air disaster.
12th of August 1992 EVENT Canada, Mexico and the United States announce completion of negotiations for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
12th of August 1994 EVENT Major League Baseball players go on strike. This will force the cancellation of the 1994 World Series.
12th of August 2000 EVENT The Oscar class submarine K-141 Kursk of the Russian Navy explodes and sinks in the Barents Sea during a military exercise.
12th of August 2005 EVENT Sri Lanka's foreign minister, Lakshman Kadirgamar, is fatally shot by an LTTE sniper at his home.
12th of August 2007 EVENT The bulk carrier M/V New Flame collides with the oil tanker Torm Gertrud at the southernmost tip of Gibraltar, ending up partially submerged.
12th of August 1503 BIRTHDAY King Christian III of Denmark and Norway (d. 1559)
12th of August 1566 BIRTHDAY Infanta Isabella Clara Eugenia of Spain (d. 1633)
12th of August 1604 BIRTHDAY Tokugawa Iemitsu, Japanese shogun (d. 1651)
12th of August 1629 BIRTHDAY Tsar Alexei I of Russia (d. 1676)
12th of August 1644 BIRTHDAY Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber, Bohemian composer (d. 1704)
12th of August 1647 BIRTHDAY Johann Heinrich Acker, German writer (d. 1719)
12th of August 1686 BIRTHDAY John Balguy, English philosopher (d. 1748)
12th of August 1696 BIRTHDAY Maurice Greene, English composer (d. 1755)
12th of August 1720 BIRTHDAY Konrad Ekhof, German actor (d. 1778)
12th of August 1762 BIRTHDAY King George IV of the United Kingdom (d. 1830)
12th of August 1774 BIRTHDAY Robert Southey, English poet and biographer (d. 1843)
12th of August 1831 BIRTHDAY H. P. Blavatsky, Russian theosophist (d. 1891)
12th of August 1856 BIRTHDAY Diamond Jim Brady, American financier (d. 1917)
12th of August 1859 BIRTHDAY Katharine Lee Bates, American poet (d. 1929)
12th of August 1860 BIRTHDAY Klara Hitler, Austrian mother of dictator Adolf Hitler (d. 1907)
12th of August 1866 BIRTHDAY Jacinto Benavente, Spanish writer, Nobel laureate (d. 1954)
12th of August 1867 BIRTHDAY Edith Hamilton, German-born American classicist (d. 1963)
12th of August 1872 BIRTHDAY Princess Marie Louise of Schleswig-Holstein (d. 1956)
12th of August 1876 BIRTHDAY Mary Roberts Rinehart, American mystery writer (d. 1958)
12th of August 1880 BIRTHDAY Radclyffe Hall, British poet, novelist and LGBT activist (d. 1943)
12th of August 1880 BIRTHDAY Christy Mathewson, American baseball player (d. 1925)
12th of August 1881 BIRTHDAY Cecil B. DeMille, American film director (d. 1959)
12th of August 1883 BIRTHDAY Martha Hedman, Swedish-American actress (d. 1974)
12th of August 1883 BIRTHDAY Pauline Frederick, American actress (d. 1938)
12th of August 1883 BIRTHDAY Marion Lorne, American actress (d. 1968)
12th of August 1885 BIRTHDAY Jean Cabannes, French physicist (d. 1959)
12th of August 1886 BIRTHDAY Sir Keith Murdoch, Australian journalist and newspaper owner (d. 1952)
12th of August 1887 BIRTHDAY Erwin Schrodinger, Austrian physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 1961)
12th of August 1889 BIRTHDAY Zerna Sharp, American writer and educator (Dick and Jane) (d. 1981)
12th of August 1891 BIRTHDAY C. E. M. Joad, English philosopher and broadcaster (d. 1953)
12th of August 1892 BIRTHDAY Alfred Lunt, American actor (d. 1977)
12th of August 1897 BIRTHDAY Maurice Fernandes, Guyanese West Indies cricketer (d. 1981)
12th of August 1899 BIRTHDAY Ben Sealey, Trinidadian West Indies cricketer (d. 1963)
12th of August 1902 BIRTHDAY Mohammad Hatta, first Vice President of Indonesia (d. 1980)
12th of August 1904 BIRTHDAY Tsarevich Alexei Nikolaevich of Russia, only son of Emperor Nicholas II of Russia (d. 1918)
12th of August 1906 BIRTHDAY Tedd Pierce, American animator (d. 1972)
12th of August 1906 BIRTHDAY Harry Hopman, Australian tennis player and coach (d. 1985)
12th of August 1907 BIRTHDAY Joe Besser, American actor and comedian (d. 1988)
12th of August 1907 BIRTHDAY Benjamin Henry Sheares, second President of Singapore (d. 1981)
12th of August 1910 BIRTHDAY Jane Wyatt, American actress (d. 2006)
12th of August 1910 BIRTHDAY Yusof bin Ishak, first President of Singapore (d. 1970)
12th of August 1911 BIRTHDAY Cantinflas, Mexican actor (d. 1993)
12th of August 1912 BIRTHDAY Samuel Fuller, American film director (d. 1997)
12th of August 1913 BIRTHDAY Richard Bare, American director
12th of August 1914 BIRTHDAY Gerd Buchdahl, German philosopher (d. 2001)
12th of August 1914 BIRTHDAY Ruth Lowe, Canadian pianist and composer (I'll Never Smile Again) (d. 1981)
12th of August 1915 BIRTHDAY Michael Kidd, American choreographer (d. 2007)
12th of August 1918 BIRTHDAY Guy Gibson, British aviator, Victoria Cross recipient (d. 1944)
12th of August 1919 BIRTHDAY Vikram Sarabhai, Indian physicist (d. 1971)
12th of August 1923 BIRTHDAY John Holt, Jamaican West Indies cricketer (d. 1997)
12th of August 1924 BIRTHDAY Derek Shackleton, English cricketer (d. 2007)
12th of August 1924 BIRTHDAY Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq, 6th President of Pakistan (d. 1988)
12th of August 1925 BIRTHDAY Norris McWhirter, Scottish co-founder of the Guinness Book of Records (d. 2004)
12th of August 1925 BIRTHDAY Dale Bumpers, American politician
12th of August 1925 BIRTHDAY Ross McWhirter, Scottish co-founder of the Guinness Book of Records (d. 1975)
12th of August 1925 BIRTHDAY George Wetherill, American physicist (d. 2006)
12th of August 1926 BIRTHDAY John Derek, American actor (d. 1998)
12th of August 1926 BIRTHDAY Wallace Markfield, American writer (d. 2002)
12th of August 1926 BIRTHDAY Joe Jones, American R&B singer (d. 2005)
12th of August 1927 BIRTHDAY Porter Wagoner, American singer (d. 2007)
12th of August 1928 BIRTHDAY Charles Blackman, Australian artist
12th of August 1928 BIRTHDAY Bob Buhl, American baseball player (d. 2001)
12th of August 1928 BIRTHDAY Dan Curtis, American film and television producer and director (d.2006)
12th of August 1929 BIRTHDAY Buck Owens, American singer (d. 2006)
12th of August 1930 BIRTHDAY Jacques Tits, Belgian mathematician
12th of August 1930 BIRTHDAY George Soros Hungarian-born American financier and political activist
12th of August 1931 BIRTHDAY William Goldman, American screenwriter
12th of August 1932 BIRTHDAY Charlie O'Donnell, American game show announcer (d. 2010)
12th of August 1932 BIRTHDAY Sirikit, Queen consort of Thailand, wife of Bhumibol Adulyadej (Rama IX)
12th of August 1932 BIRTHDAY Dallin H. Oaks, American The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints apostle and former Utah Supreme Court Justice
12th of August 1933 BIRTHDAY Parnelli Jones, American race car driver and team owner
12th of August 1935 BIRTHDAY John Cazale, American actor (d. 1978)
12th of August 1937 BIRTHDAY Walter Dean Myers, American novelist and poet
12th of August 1938 BIRTHDAY Jean-Paul L'Allier, Canadian politician, 38th Mayor of Quebec
12th of August 1939 BIRTHDAY Skip Caray, American TV and radio baseball announcer (Atlanta Braves) (d. 2008)
12th of August 1939 BIRTHDAY George Hamilton, American actor
12th of August 1939 BIRTHDAY Roy Romanow, Canadian politician
12th of August 1939 BIRTHDAY Michael D. Antonovich, American politician
12th of August 1940 BIRTHDAY Eddie Barlow, South African cricketer (d. 2005)
12th of August 1941 BIRTHDAY Rejean Ducharme, Canadian novelist and playwright
12th of August 1942 BIRTHDAY Hans-Wilhelm Muller-Wohlfahrt, German physician
12th of August 1943 BIRTHDAY Deborah Walley, American actress (d. 2001)
12th of August 1944 BIRTHDAY Peter Hofmann, German tenor
12th of August 1945 BIRTHDAY Ron Mael, American keyboardist (Sparks)
12th of August 1946 BIRTHDAY Terry Nutkins, British TV presenter
12th of August 1947 BIRTHDAY Sam Rosen, American sportscaster
12th of August 1949 BIRTHDAY Panagiotis Chinofotis, Greek politician
12th of August 1949 BIRTHDAY Rick Ridgeway, American mountaineer
12th of August 1949 BIRTHDAY Mark Knopfler, British singer-songwriter and guitarist (Dire Straits)
12th of August 1950 BIRTHDAY Jim Beaver, American actor and writer
12th of August 1951 BIRTHDAY Willie Horton, American murderer and rapist
12th of August 1952 BIRTHDAY Chen Kaige, Chinese film director
12th of August 1954 BIRTHDAY Sam J. Jones, American actor
12th of August 1954 BIRTHDAY Pat Metheny, American guitarist
12th of August 1955 BIRTHDAY Ann M. Martin, American children's writer
12th of August 1955 BIRTHDAY Terry Taylor, American professional wrestler
12th of August 1956 BIRTHDAY Sidath Wettimuny, Sri Lankan cricketer
12th of August 1956 BIRTHDAY Bruce Greenwood, Canadian actor
12th of August 1957 BIRTHDAY Friedhelm Schutte, German footballer
12th of August 1958 BIRTHDAY Jurgen Dehmel, German bass player and songwriter (Nena)
12th of August 1959 BIRTHDAY Amanda Redman, English actress
12th of August 1960 BIRTHDAY Laurent Fignon, French cyclist (d. 2010)
12th of August 1960 BIRTHDAY Greg Thomas, England cricketer
12th of August 1960 BIRTHDAY Eduardo Tokeshi, Peruvian artist
12th of August 1961 BIRTHDAY Roy Hay, British guitarist and keyboardist (Culture Club)
12th of August 1961 BIRTHDAY Mark Priest, New Zealand cricketer
12th of August 1961 BIRTHDAY Lawrence Hayward, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Felt, Denim, Go Kart Mozart)
12th of August 1963 BIRTHDAY Koji Kitao (Futahaguro Koji), Japanese sumo wrestler (the 60th Yokozuna) and professional wrestler
12th of August 1963 BIRTHDAY Sir Mix-a-Lot, American rapper
12th of August 1965 BIRTHDAY Peter Krause, American actor
12th of August 1967 BIRTHDAY Andy Hui, Hong Kong actor and singer
12th of August 1967 BIRTHDAY Regilio Tuur, Dutch boxer
12th of August 1967 BIRTHDAY Andrey Plotnikov, Russian race walker
12th of August 1968 BIRTHDAY Thorsten Boer, German footballer
12th of August 1968 BIRTHDAY Andras Jones, American actor
12th of August 1969 BIRTHDAY Tanita Tikaram, British singer
12th of August 1969 BIRTHDAY Stuart Williams, Nevisian West Indies cricketer
12th of August 1969 BIRTHDAY Aga Muhlach, Filipino actor
12th of August 1970 BIRTHDAY Anthony Swofford, American novelist
12th of August 1970 BIRTHDAY Jim Schlossnagle, American baseball coach
12th of August 1970 BIRTHDAY Charles Mesure, British actor
12th of August 1971 BIRTHDAY Yvette Nicole Brown, American actress
12th of August 1971 BIRTHDAY Michael Ian Black, American comedian
12th of August 1971 BIRTHDAY Pete Sampras, American tennis player
12th of August 1971 BIRTHDAY Rebecca Gayheart, American actress
12th of August 1972 BIRTHDAY Takanohana Koji, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 65th Yokozuna
12th of August 1972 BIRTHDAY Mark Kinsella, Irish footballer
12th of August 1972 BIRTHDAY Del tha Funkee Homosapien, American hip hop artist
12th of August 1972 BIRTHDAY Gyanendra Pandey, Indian cricketer
12th of August 1973 BIRTHDAY Joseba Beloki, Spanish cyclist
12th of August 1973 BIRTHDAY Jonathan Coachman, American professional wrestler and executive
12th of August 1973 BIRTHDAY Richard Reid, British terrorist (the "Shoe Bomber")
12th of August 1973 BIRTHDAY Todd Marchant, American ice hockey player
12th of August 1973 BIRTHDAY Muqtada al-Sadr, Iraqi theologian and political leader
12th of August 1974 BIRTHDAY Matt Clement, American baseball player
12th of August 1975 BIRTHDAY Casey Affleck, American actor
12th of August 1976 BIRTHDAY Mikko Lindstrom, Finnish guitarist (HIM)
12th of August 1976 BIRTHDAY Brad Lukowich, Canadian ice hockey player
12th of August 1976 BIRTHDAY Richard McCourt, English children's television presenter
12th of August 1976 BIRTHDAY Pedro Collins, Barbadian cricketer
12th of August 1976 BIRTHDAY Henry Tuilagi, Samoan rugby union footballer
12th of August 1976 BIRTHDAY Antoine Walker, American basketball player
12th of August 1976 BIRTHDAY Wednesday 13, American vocalist (Wednesday 13, Murderdolls)
12th of August 1977 BIRTHDAY Jesper Gr?nkjaer, Danish footballer
12th of August 1977 BIRTHDAY Plaxico Burress, American football player
12th of August 1977 BIRTHDAY Park Yong-ha, South Korean actor and singer (d. 2010)
12th of August 1978 BIRTHDAY Chris Chambers, American football player
12th of August 1978 BIRTHDAY Hayley Wickenheiser, Canadian ice hockey player
12th of August 1979 BIRTHDAY Cindy Klassen, Canadian speed skater
12th of August 1979 BIRTHDAY Austra Skujyte, Lithuanian athlete
12th of August 1979 BIRTHDAY D.J. Houlton, American baseball player
12th of August 1980 BIRTHDAY Dominique Swain, American actress
12th of August 1980 BIRTHDAY Matt Thiessen, Canadian singer-songwriter (Relient K)
12th of August 1980 BIRTHDAY Maggie Lawson, American actress
12th of August 1980 BIRTHDAY Jade Villalon, American singer-songwriter
12th of August 1981 BIRTHDAY Djibril Cisse, French footballer
12th of August 1981 BIRTHDAY Kofi Kingston, American wrestler
12th of August 1981 BIRTHDAY Tony Capaldi, Northern Irish footballer
12th of August 1982 BIRTHDAY Iza Calzado, Filipino TV actress
12th of August 1982 BIRTHDAY Alexandros Tzorvas, Greek footballer
12th of August 1983 BIRTHDAY Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, Dutch footballer
12th of August 1983 BIRTHDAY Manoa Vosawai, Italian rugby player
12th of August 1984 BIRTHDAY Marian Rivera, Filipino actress
12th of August 1985 BIRTHDAY Franck Moutsinga, German rugby player
12th of August 1988 BIRTHDAY Leah Pipes, American actress
12th of August 1988 BIRTHDAY Justin Gaston, American actor, model and singer
12th of August 1990 BIRTHDAY Mario Balotelli, Italian footballer
12th of August 0875 DEATH Louis II of Italy, Holy Roman Emperor (Born 825)
12th of August 1424 DEATH Yongle Emperor of China (Born 1360)
12th of August 1484 DEATH Pope Sixtus IV (Born 1414)
12th of August 1484 DEATH George of Trebizond, Greek philosopher (Born 1395)
12th of August 1512 DEATH Alessandro Achillini, Italian philosopher (Born 1463)
12th of August 1577 DEATH Thomas Smith, English diplomat and scholar (Born 1513)
12th of August 1588 DEATH Alfonso Ferrabosco, Italian composer (Born 1543)
12th of August 1612 DEATH Giovanni Gabrieli, Italian composer
12th of August 1633 DEATH Jacopo Peri, Italian composer (Born 1561)
12th of August 1638 DEATH Johannes Althusius, German writer (Born 1557)
12th of August 1648 DEATH Ibrahim I, Ottoman Sultan (Born 1615)
12th of August 1674 DEATH Philippe de Champaigne, French painter (Born 1602)
12th of August 1689 DEATH Pope Innocent XI (Born 1611)
12th of August 1778 DEATH Peregrine Bertie, 3rd Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven, British general and politician (Born 1714)
12th of August 1809 DEATH Mikhail Kamensky, Russian field marshal (Born 1738)
12th of August 1810 DEATH Etienne Louis Geoffroy, French pharmacist and entomologist (Born 1725)
12th of August 1822 DEATH Robert Stewart, Viscount Castlereagh, English politician and statesman (Born 1769)
12th of August 1827 DEATH William Blake, English poet and artist (Born 1757)
12th of August 1829 DEATH Charles Sapinaud de La Rairie, French royalist general and counterrevolutionary (Born 1760)
12th of August 1848 DEATH George Stephenson, British locomotive designer (Born 1781)
12th of August 1861 DEATH Eliphalet Remington, American inventor (Born 1793)
12th of August 1864 DEATH Sakuma Shozan, Japanese reformer (Born 1811)
12th of August 1865 DEATH William Jackson Hooker, English botanist (Born 1785)
12th of August 1891 DEATH James Russell Lowell, American poet and essayist (Born 1819)
12th of August 1896 DEATH Thomas Chamberlain, American Civil War military figure (Born 1841)
12th of August 1900 DEATH Wilhelm Steinitz, Austrian chess player (Born 1836)
12th of August 1901 DEATH Adolf Erik Nordenskiold, Finnish-born Swedish explorer (Born 1832)
12th of August 1904 DEATH William Renshaw, British tennis player (Born 1861)
12th of August 1914 DEATH John Philip Holland, Irish submarine designer (Born 1840)
12th of August 1918 DEATH Anna Held, Polish-born American actress and singer (Born 1872)
12th of August 1922 DEATH Arthur Griffith, Irish politician (Born 1871)
12th of August 1928 DEATH Leos Janacek, Czech composer (Born 1854)
12th of August 1934 DEATH Hendrik Petrus Berlage, Dutch architect (Born 1856)
12th of August 1935 DEATH Friedrich Schottky, German mathematician (Born 1851)
12th of August 1941 DEATH Bobby Peel, English cricketer (Born 1857)
12th of August 1943 DEATH Vittorio Sella, Italian photographer (Born 1859)
12th of August 1944 DEATH Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr., brother of President John F. Kennedy (Born 1915)
12th of August 1948 DEATH Harry Brearley, English inventor (Born 1871)
12th of August 1952 DEATH David Bergelson, Ukrainian-born Soviet Yiddish language writer (Born 1884)
12th of August 1955 DEATH Thomas Mann, German writer, Nobel laureate (Born 1875)
12th of August 1955 DEATH James B. Sumner, American chemist, Nobel laureate (Born 1887)
12th of August 1959 DEATH Mike O'Neill, Irish-born American baseball player (Born 1877)
12th of August 1964 DEATH Ian Fleming, English novelist, creator of James Bond (Born 1908)
12th of August 1967 DEATH Esther Forbes, American novelist (Born 1891)
12th of August 1973 DEATH Walter Rudolf Hess, Swiss physiologist, Nobel laureate (Born 1881)
12th of August 1973 DEATH Karl Ziegler, German chemist, Nobel Prize Laureate (Born 1898)
12th of August 1979 DEATH Sir Ernst Boris Chain, British biochemist, Nobel laureate (Born 1906)
12th of August 1982 DEATH Henry Fonda, American actor (Born 1905)
12th of August 1982 DEATH Salvador Sanchez, Mexican boxer (Born 1959)
12th of August 1982 DEATH Varlam Shalamov, Russian writer (Born 1907)
12th of August 1984 DEATH Lenny Breau, American jazz guitarist (Born 1941)
12th of August 1985 DEATH Kyu Sakamoto, Japanese singer (Born 1941)
12th of August 1985 DEATH Manfred Winkelhock, German race car driver (Born 1951)
12th of August 1988 DEATH Jean-Michel Basquiat, American painter and graffiti artist (Born 1960)
12th of August 1989 DEATH William Shockley, American physicist, Nobel laureate (Born 1910)
12th of August 1989 DEATH Samuel Okwaraji, Nigerian footballer (Born 1964)
12th of August 1990 DEATH Dorothy Mackaill, British-born American actress (Born 1903)
12th of August 1990 DEATH B. Kliban, American cartoonist (Born 1935)
12th of August 1992 DEATH John Cage, American composer (Born 1912)
12th of August 1996 DEATH Robert Gravel, French-Canadian actor and theatrical director (Born 1945)
12th of August 1996 DEATH Mark Gruenwald, American comic book writer and editor (Born 1953)
12th of August 1996 DEATH Viktor Hambardzumyan, Soviet Armenian scientist (Born 1908)
12th of August 1997 DEATH Luther Allison, American blues guitarist (Born 1939)
12th of August 1999 DEATH Jean Drapeau, Quebec politician (Born 1916)
12th of August 2000 DEATH Loretta Young, American actress (Born 1913)
12th of August 2002 DEATH Enos Slaughter, American baseball player (Born 1916)
12th of August 2004 DEATH Sir Godfrey Hounsfield, English electrical engineer and inventor, Nobel laureate (Born 1919)
12th of August 2004 DEATH Peter Woodthorpe, British actor (Born 1931)
12th of August 2005 DEATH John Loder, English sound engineer and record producer (Born 1946)
12th of August 2007 DEATH Mike Wieringo, American comic book artist (Born 1963)
12th of August 2007 DEATH Merv Griffin, American television host and game show creator (Born 1925)
12th of August 2008 DEATH Christie Allen, English-born Australian pop singer (Born 1954)
12th of August 2009 DEATH Les Paul, American guitarist (Born 1915)
12th of August 2010 DEATH Isaac Bonewits, American writer and neopaganist (Born 1949)
12th of August 2010 DEATH Richie Hayward, American musician (Little Feat) (Born 1946)
12th of August 2010 DEATH Guido de Marco, Maltan politician and diplomat (Born 1931)

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