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6th of August 1284 EVENT The Republic of Pisa is defeated in the Battle of Meloria by the Republic of Genoa, thus losing its naval dominance in the Mediterranean.
6th of August 1506 EVENT The Grand Duchy of Lithuania defeated the Crimean Khanate in the Battle of Kletsk
6th of August 1538 EVENT Bogota, Colombia, is founded by Gonzalo Jimenez de Quesada.
6th of August 1661 EVENT The Treaty of The Hague is signed by Portugal and the Dutch Republic.
6th of August 1787 EVENT Sixty proof sheets of the Constitution of the United States are delivered to the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia.
6th of August 1806 EVENT Francis II, the last Holy Roman Emperor, abdicates ending the Holy Roman Empire.
6th of August 1819 EVENT Norwich University is founded in Vermont as the first private military school in the United States.
6th of August 1825 EVENT Bolivia gains independence from Spain.
6th of August 1845 EVENT The Russian Geographical Society is founded in Saint Petersburg.
6th of August 1861 EVENT The United Kingdom annexes Lagos, Nigeria.
6th of August 1862 EVENT American Civil War: the Confederate ironclad CSS Arkansas is scuttled on the Mississippi River after suffering damage in a battle with USS Essex near Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
6th of August 1870 EVENT Franco-Prussian War: the Battle of Worth results in a decisive Prussian victory.
6th of August 1890 EVENT At Auburn Prison in New York, murderer William Kemmler becomes the first person to be executed by electric chair.
6th of August 1901 EVENT Kiowa land in Oklahoma is opened for white settlement, effectively dissolving the contiguous reservation.
6th of August 1909 EVENT Alice Huyler Ramsey and three friends become the first women to complete a transcontinental auto trip.
6th of August 1912 EVENT The Bull Moose Party meets at the Chicago Coliseum.
6th of August 1914 EVENT World War I: Serbia declares war on Germany; Austria declares war on Russia.
6th of August 1914 EVENT World War I: First Battle of the Atlantic : two days after the United Kingdom had declared war on Germany over the German invasion of Belgium, ten German U-boats leave their base in Helgoland to attack Royal Navy warships in the North Sea.
6th of August 1915 EVENT World War I: Battle of Sari Bair : the Allies mount a diversionary attack timed to coincide with a major Allied landing of reinforcements at Suvla Bay.
6th of August 1917 EVENT World War I: Battle of Marasesti between the Romanian and German armies begins.
6th of August 1926 EVENT Gertrude Ederle becomes the first woman to swim across the English Channel.
6th of August 1926 EVENT In New York City, the Warner Brothers' Vitaphone system premieres with the movie Don Juan starring John Barrymore.
6th of August 1926 EVENT Harry Houdini performs his greatest feat, spending 91 minutes underwater in a sealed tank before escaping.
6th of August 1930 EVENT Judge Joseph Force Crater steps into a taxi in New York and disappears to be never seen again.
6th of August 1942 EVENT Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands becomes the first reigning queen to address a joint session of the United States Congress.
6th of August 1945 EVENT World War II: Hiroshima is devastated when the atomic bomb "Little Boy" is dropped by the United States B-29 Enola Gay. Around 70,000 people are killed instantly, and some tens of thousands die in subsequent years from burns and radiation poisoning.
6th of August 1956 EVENT After going bankrupt in 1955, the American broadcaster DuMont Television Network makes its final broadcast, a boxing match from St. Nicholas Arena in New York in the Boxing from St. Nicholas Arena series.
6th of August 1960 EVENT Cuban Revolution: in response to a United States embargo, Cuba nationalizes American and foreign-owned property in the nation.
6th of August 1962 EVENT Jamaica becomes independent.
6th of August 1964 EVENT Prometheus, a bristlecone pine and the world's oldest tree, is cut down.
6th of August 1965 EVENT US President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Voting Rights Act of 1965 into law.
6th of August 1966 EVENT Braniff Airlines Flight 250 crashes in Falls City, NE killing all 42 on board.
6th of August 1976 EVENT Zulfikar Ali Bhutto lays the foundation stone of Port Qasim, Karachi.
6th of August 1986 EVENT A low-pressure system that redeveloped off the New South Wales coast dumps a record 328 millimeters (13 inches) of rain in a day on Sydney.
6th of August 1988 EVENT The Tompkins Square Park Police Riot in New York City spurs a reform of the NYPD, held responsible for the event.
6th of August 1990 EVENT Gulf War: the United Nations Security Council orders a global trade embargo against Iraq in response to Iraq's invasion of Kuwait.
6th of August 1991 EVENT Tim Berners-Lee releases files describing his idea for the World Wide Web. WWW debuts as a publicly available service on the Internet.
6th of August 1991 EVENT Doi Takako, chair of the Social Democratic Party, becomes Japan's first female speaker of the House of Representatives.
6th of August 1993 EVENT Heavy rains and debris kill 72 in the Kagoshima and Aira areas of Kyushu, Japan.
6th of August 1996 EVENT NASA announces that the ALH 84001 meteorite, thought to originate from Mars, contains evidence of primitive life-forms.
6th of August 1997 EVENT Korean Air Flight 801, a Boeing 747-300, crashes into the jungle on Guam on approach to airport, killing 228.
6th of August 2008 EVENT A military junta led by Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz stages a coup d'etat in Mauritania, overthrowing president Sidi Ould Cheikh Abdallahi.
6th of August 2010 EVENT The incoming coalition government of the United Kingdom discontinues the use of the controversial ContactPoint database of children.
6th of August 1180 BIRTHDAY Emperor Go-Toba of Japan (d. 1239)
6th of August 1504 BIRTHDAY Matthew Parker, Archbishop of Canterbury (d. 1575)
6th of August 1609 BIRTHDAY Richard Bennett, British Colonial Governor of Virginia (d. 1675)
6th of August 1619 BIRTHDAY Barbara Strozzi (baptized), Italian singer and composer (d. 1677)
6th of August 1638 BIRTHDAY Nicolas Malebranche, French philosopher (d. 1715)
6th of August 1644 BIRTHDAY Louise de la Valliere, French mistress of Louis XIV of France (d. 1710)
6th of August 1656 BIRTHDAY Claude de Forbin, French naval commander (d. 1733)
6th of August 1666 BIRTHDAY Maria Sofia of Neuburg, German-born consort of Peter II of Portugal (d. 1699)
6th of August 1697 BIRTHDAY Charles VII, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1745)
6th of August 1715 BIRTHDAY Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues, French writer (d. 1747)
6th of August 1766 BIRTHDAY William Hyde Wollaston, English chemist (d. 1828)
6th of August 1768 BIRTHDAY Jean-Baptiste Bessieres, French marshal (d. 1813)
6th of August 1775 BIRTHDAY Daniel O'Connell, Irish politician (d. 1847)
6th of August 1809 BIRTHDAY Alfred Lord Tennyson, English poet (d. 1892)
6th of August 1826 BIRTHDAY Thomas Alexander Browne, Australian writer (d. 1915)
6th of August 1844 BIRTHDAY Alfred, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (d. 1900)
6th of August 1844 BIRTHDAY James Henry Greathead, British engineer (d. 1896)
6th of August 1861 BIRTHDAY Edith Roosevelt, American First Lady of the United States (d. 1948)
6th of August 1866 BIRTHDAY Matthew Henson, American Arctic explorer (d. 1955)
6th of August 1868 BIRTHDAY Paul Claudel, French poet (d. 1955)
6th of August 1874 BIRTHDAY Charles Fort, American writer and researcher (d. 1932)
6th of August 1877 BIRTHDAY Wallace H. White, Jr., American politician (d. 1952)
6th of August 1880 BIRTHDAY Hans Moser, Austrian actor (d. 1964)
6th of August 1881 BIRTHDAY Leo Carrillo, American actor (d. 1961)
6th of August 1881 BIRTHDAY Louella Parsons, American gossip columnist (d. 1972)
6th of August 1881 BIRTHDAY Alexander Fleming, Scottish scientist, Nobel laureate (d. 1955)
6th of August 1883 BIRTHDAY Scott Nearing, American writer and educator (d. 1983)
6th of August 1887 BIRTHDAY Dudley Benjafield, British racing driver (d. 1957)
6th of August 1888 BIRTHDAY Heinrich Schlusnus, German baritone (d. 1952)
6th of August 1889 BIRTHDAY George Kenney, American Air Force General (d. 1977)
6th of August 1889 BIRTHDAY John Middleton Murry, English poet (d. 1957)
6th of August 1891 BIRTHDAY William Slim, British general (d. 1970)
6th of August 1892 BIRTHDAY Hoot Gibson, American actor (d. 1962)
6th of August 1893 BIRTHDAY Wright Patman, American politician (d. 1976)
6th of August 1895 BIRTHDAY Ernesto Lecuona, Cuban pianist and composer (d. 1963)
6th of August 1900 BIRTHDAY Cecil H. Green, American geophysicist (d. 2003)
6th of August 1902 BIRTHDAY Dutch Schultz, American organized crime figure (d. 1935)
6th of August 1904 BIRTHDAY Henry Iba, American basketball coach (d. 1993)
6th of August 1906 BIRTHDAY Vic Dickenson, American trombonist (d. 1984)
6th of August 1908 BIRTHDAY Helen Jacobs, American tennis player (d. 1997)
6th of August 1908 BIRTHDAY Will Lee, American actor (d. 1982)
6th of August 1910 BIRTHDAY Charles Crichton, British film director (d. 1999)
6th of August 1911 BIRTHDAY Constance Fecher Heaven, British romance writer (d. 1995)
6th of August 1911 BIRTHDAY Lucille Ball, American actress (d. 1989)
6th of August 1911 BIRTHDAY Norman Gordon, South African cricketer
6th of August 1912 BIRTHDAY Richard C. Miller, American photographer (d. 2010)
6th of August 1914 BIRTHDAY Arthur Charles Dobson, British racing driver (d. 1980)
6th of August 1916 BIRTHDAY Richard Hofstadter, American historian (d. 1970)
6th of August 1916 BIRTHDAY Dom Mintoff, Maltese politician
6th of August 1917 BIRTHDAY Robert Mitchum, American actor (d. 1997)
6th of August 1918 BIRTHDAY Norman Granz, American record producer (d. 2001)
6th of August 1920 BIRTHDAY Ella Raines, American actress (d. 1988)
6th of August 1922 BIRTHDAY Sir Freddie Laker, English entrepreneur (d. 2006)
6th of August 1923 BIRTHDAY Jess Collins, American artist (d. 2004)
6th of August 1924 BIRTHDAY Samuel Bowers, American murder and Ku Klux Klan leader (d. 2006)
6th of August 1925 BIRTHDAY Barbara Bates, American actress (d. 1969)
6th of August 1926 BIRTHDAY Elisabeth Beresford, British author and creator of The Wombles (d. 2010)
6th of August 1926 BIRTHDAY Frank Finlay, British actor
6th of August 1926 BIRTHDAY Norman Wexler, American screenwriter (d. 1999)
6th of August 1926 BIRTHDAY Clem Labine, American baseball player (d. 2007)
6th of August 1928 BIRTHDAY Andy Warhol, American artist (d. 1987)
6th of August 1928 BIRTHDAY Herb Moford, American baseball player (d. 2005)
6th of August 1929 BIRTHDAY Roch La Salle, Canadian politician (d. 2007)
6th of August 1930 BIRTHDAY Abbey Lincoln, American jazz singer
6th of August 1931 BIRTHDAY Chalmers Johnson, American political scholar and author (d. 2010)
6th of August 1932 BIRTHDAY Howard Hodgkin, British painter
6th of August 1933 BIRTHDAY A. G. Kripal Singh, Indian cricketer (d. 1987)
6th of August 1934 BIRTHDAY Piers Anthony, English writer
6th of August 1934 BIRTHDAY Billy Boston, Welsh rugby league footballer
6th of August 1934 BIRTHDAY Chris Bonington, British mountaineer
6th of August 1937 BIRTHDAY Baden Powell de Aquino, Brazilian guitarist (d. 2000)
6th of August 1937 BIRTHDAY Barbara Windsor, English actress
6th of August 1938 BIRTHDAY Paul Bartel, American actor (d. 2000)
6th of August 1938 BIRTHDAY Peter Bonerz, American actor
6th of August 1940 BIRTHDAY Mukhu Aliyev, Russian politician
6th of August 1940 BIRTHDAY Louise Sorel, American actress
6th of August 1941 BIRTHDAY Lyle Berman, American poker player
6th of August 1941 BIRTHDAY Ray Culp, American baseball player
6th of August 1942 BIRTHDAY George Jung, American convicted drug trafficker
6th of August 1943 BIRTHDAY Jon Postel, American computer scientist (d. 1998)
6th of August 1944 BIRTHDAY Inday Badiday, Filipina journalist and television personality (d. 2003)
6th of August 1945 BIRTHDAY Ron Jones, British TV director (d. 1993)
6th of August 1945 BIRTHDAY Andy Messersmith, American baseball player
6th of August 1946 BIRTHDAY Allan Holdsworth, British guitarist and composer
6th of August 1946 BIRTHDAY Roh Moo-hyun, 16th President of South Korea (d. 2009)
6th of August 1946 BIRTHDAY Masaaki Sakai, Japanese comedian
6th of August 1947 BIRTHDAY Tony Dell, Australian cricketer
6th of August 1949 BIRTHDAY Dino Bravo, Canadian professional wrestler (d. 1993)
6th of August 1949 BIRTHDAY Alan Campbell, Northern Irish clergyman
6th of August 1949 BIRTHDAY Clarence Richard Silva, American Catholic Bishop of Honolulu
6th of August 1950 BIRTHDAY Dorian Harewood, American actor
6th of August 1951 BIRTHDAY Daryl Somers, Australian television personality
6th of August 1951 BIRTHDAY Catherine Hicks, American actress
6th of August 1952 BIRTHDAY Vinnie Vincent, American musician (Kiss)
6th of August 1953 BIRTHDAY Iqbal Qasim, Pakistani cricketer
6th of August 1954 BIRTHDAY Paul Steigerwald, American sports announcer
6th of August 1955 BIRTHDAY Rusty Magee, American composer (d. 2003)
6th of August 1955 BIRTHDAY Gregory Bryant-Bey, American convicted murderer (d. 2008)
6th of August 1956 BIRTHDAY Stepfanie Kramer, American actress
6th of August 1957 BIRTHDAY Jim McGreevey, American politician
6th of August 1957 BIRTHDAY Bob Horner, American baseball player
6th of August 1960 BIRTHDAY Dale Ellis, American basketball player
6th of August 1962 BIRTHDAY Marc Lavoine, French singer and actor
6th of August 1962 BIRTHDAY Michelle Yeoh, Malaysian-born Hong Kong actress
6th of August 1963 BIRTHDAY Kevin Mitnick, American computer hacker
6th of August 1963 BIRTHDAY Charles Ingram, British game show contestant
6th of August 1964 BIRTHDAY Gary Valenciano, Filipino singer
6th of August 1964 BIRTHDAY Moosie Drier, American actor and director
6th of August 1965 BIRTHDAY Yuki Kajiura, Japanese composer
6th of August 1965 BIRTHDAY Juliane Kohler, German actress
6th of August 1965 BIRTHDAY David Robinson, American basketball player
6th of August 1965 BIRTHDAY Vincent Wells, England cricketer
6th of August 1965 BIRTHDAY Mark Speight, British television presenter (d. 2008)
6th of August 1967 BIRTHDAY Archbishop Alexy Bondarenko, Ukrainian-born American theologian
6th of August 1967 BIRTHDAY Mike Greenberg, American sportscaster
6th of August 1967 BIRTHDAY Julie Snyder, Quebec talk show host and producer
6th of August 1969 BIRTHDAY Simon Doull, New Zealand cricketer
6th of August 1969 BIRTHDAY Elliott Smith, American musician (d. 2003)
6th of August 1970 BIRTHDAY M. Night Shyamalan, Indian-born American film director
6th of August 1970 BIRTHDAY Erwin Thijs, Belgian cyclist
6th of August 1971 BIRTHDAY Merrin Dungey, American actress
6th of August 1971 BIRTHDAY Scott Minto, English footballer
6th of August 1971 BIRTHDAY Piyal Wijetunge, Sri Lankan cricketer
6th of August 1972 BIRTHDAY Geri Halliwell, British singer (Spice Girls)
6th of August 1973 BIRTHDAY Vera Farmiga, American actress
6th of August 1973 BIRTHDAY Monica Goodling, American George W. Bush Administration appointee
6th of August 1973 BIRTHDAY Stuart O'Grady, Australian cyclist
6th of August 1973 BIRTHDAY Max Kellerman, American sportscaster
6th of August 1973 BIRTHDAY Karenna Gore Schiff, American author and political figure
6th of August 1974 BIRTHDAY Ever Carradine, American actress
6th of August 1974 BIRTHDAY Luis Vizcaino, Dominican baseball player
6th of August 1974 BIRTHDAY Alvin Williams, American basketball player
6th of August 1975 BIRTHDAY Renate Gotschl, Austrian alpine skier
6th of August 1975 BIRTHDAY Victor Zambrano, Venezuelan baseball player
6th of August 1976 BIRTHDAY Soleil Moon Frye, American actress
6th of August 1976 BIRTHDAY Melissa George, Australian actress
6th of August 1977 BIRTHDAY Jimmy Nielsen, Danish footballer
6th of August 1977 BIRTHDAY Leandro Amaral, Brazilian footballer
6th of August 1977 BIRTHDAY Jennifer Lyons, American actress
6th of August 1977 BIRTHDAY Luciano Zavagno, Argentine footballer
6th of August 1978 BIRTHDAY Marisa Miller, American model
6th of August 1978 BIRTHDAY Brian Maillard, Swiss guitarist (Dominici)
6th of August 1979 BIRTHDAY Francesco Bellotti, Italian cyclist
6th of August 1980 BIRTHDAY Danny Collins, Welsh footballer
6th of August 1980 BIRTHDAY Wilber Pan, American-born Taiwanese singer and actor
6th of August 1980 BIRTHDAY Seneca Wallace, American football player
6th of August 1982 BIRTHDAY Adrianne Curry, American model and reality television personality
6th of August 1982 BIRTHDAY Kevin van der Perren, Belgian figure skater
6th of August 1982 BIRTHDAY Romola Garai, British actress and model
6th of August 1983 BIRTHDAY Robin van Persie, Dutch footballer
6th of August 1983 BIRTHDAY C. J. Mosley, American football player
6th of August 1984 BIRTHDAY Vedad Ibisevic, Bosnian footballer
6th of August 1985 BIRTHDAY Mickael Delage, French cyclist
6th of August 1985 BIRTHDAY Bafetimbi Gomis, French footballer
6th of August 1985 BIRTHDAY Garrett Weber-Gale, American swimmer
6th of August 1986 BIRTHDAY Raphael Pyrasch, German rugby player
6th of August 1987 BIRTHDAY Joran van der Sloot, Dutch figure in the Natalee Holloway case
6th of August 1988 BIRTHDAY Jared Murillo, American dancer
6th of August 1990 BIRTHDAY JonBenet Ramsey, American beauty pageant contestant and murder victim (d. 1996)
6th of August 1991 BIRTHDAY Jiao Liuyang, Chinese swimmer
6th of August 2001 BIRTHDAY Ty Simpkins, American actor
6th of August 0258 DEATH Pope Sixtus II (birth date unknown)
6th of August 0523 DEATH Pope Hormisdas (Born c. 450)
6th of August 1162 DEATH Ramon Berenguer IV, Count of Barcelona (Born c. 1113)
6th of August 1195 DEATH Henry the Lion, Duke of Saxony and Bavaria (Born 1129)
6th of August 1221 DEATH Saint Dominic, Spanish founder of the Dominican Order (Born 1170)
6th of August 1272 DEATH King Stephen V of Hungary (Born 1239)
6th of August 1414 DEATH King Ladislas of Naples (Born 1377)
6th of August 1458 DEATH Pope Callixtus III (Born 1378)
6th of August 1623 DEATH Anne Hathaway, English wife of William Shakespeare (Born 1555 or 1556)
6th of August 1628 DEATH Johannes Junius, German Mayor of Bamberg, condemned to death at the Bamberg witch trials (Born 1573)
6th of August 1637 DEATH Ben Jonson, English writer (Born 1572)
6th of August 1645 DEATH Lionel Cranfield, 1st Earl of Middlesex, English merchant (Born 1575)
6th of August 1657 DEATH Bohdan Khmelnytsky, Ukrainian-born Polish-Lithuanian noble
6th of August 1660 DEATH Diego Velazquez, Spanish painter (Born 1599)
6th of August 1679 DEATH John Snell, English royalist (Born 1629)
6th of August 1694 DEATH Antoine Arnauld, French philosopher and mathematician (Born 1612)
6th of August 1695 DEATH Francois de Harlay de Champvallon, French Catholic archbishop (Born 1625)
6th of August 1753 DEATH Georg Wilhelm Richmann, Russian physicist (struck by lightning) (Born 1711)
6th of August 1759 DEATH Eugene Aram, English philologist (Born 1704)
6th of August 1794 DEATH Henry Bathurst, 2nd Earl Bathurst, British politician (Born 1714)
6th of August 1815 DEATH James A. Bayard (elder), American Senator from Delaware (Born 1767)
6th of August 1828 DEATH Konstantin von Benckendorff, Russian general and statesman (Born 1785)
6th of August 1850 DEATH Edward Walsh, Irish poet (Born 1805)
6th of August 1866 DEATH John Mason Neale, English divine, scholar and hymnwriter (Born 1818)
6th of August 1881 DEATH James Springer White, American co-founder of the Seventh-day Adventist Church (Born 1821)
6th of August 1884 DEATH Robert Spear Hudson, English businessman (Born 1812)
6th of August 1890 DEATH William Kemmler, American axe murderer (Born 1860)
6th of August 1893 DEATH Jean-Jacques Challet-Venel, member of the Swiss Federal Council (Born 1811)
6th of August 1904 DEATH Eduard Hanslick, Austrian music critic (Born 1825)
6th of August 1914 DEATH Ellen Louise Wilson, first wife of U.S. President Woodrow Wilson (Born 1860)
6th of August 1920 DEATH Stefan Bastyr, Polish aviator, author of the first military flight in independent Poland (Born 1890)
6th of August 1925 DEATH Sir Surendranath Banerjea, Indian leader of the Indian National Congress (Born 1848)
6th of August 1931 DEATH Bix Beiderbecke, American jazz cornetist and pianist (Born 1903)
6th of August 1945 DEATH Richard Bong, American ace fighter pilot, Medal of Honor recipient (Born 1920)
6th of August 1945 DEATH Wu, Prince of Korea (Born 1912)
6th of August 1945 DEATH Hiram Johnson, American politician (Born 1866)
6th of August 1946 DEATH Tony Lazzeri, American baseball player (Born 1903)
6th of August 1959 DEATH Preston Sturges, American playwright, screenwriter, and director (Born 1898)
6th of August 1964 DEATH Sir Cedric Hardwicke, English actor (Born 1893)
6th of August 1966 DEATH Cordwainer Smith, American writer (Born 1913)
6th of August 1969 DEATH Theodor Adorno, German sociologist and philosopher (Born 1903)
6th of August 1970 DEATH Nikos Tsiforos, Greek screenwriter and film director (Born 1912)
6th of August 1973 DEATH Memphis Minnie, American blues singer (Born 1897)
6th of August 1973 DEATH Fulgencio Batista, Cuban president and de facto leader (Born 1901)
6th of August 1974 DEATH Gene Ammons, American jazz saxophonist (Born 1925)
6th of August 1976 DEATH Gregor Piatigorsky, Russian cellist (Born 1903)
6th of August 1978 DEATH Pope Paul VI (Born 1897)
6th of August 1978 DEATH Edward Durell Stone, American architect (Born 1902)
6th of August 1979 DEATH Feodor Felix Konrad Lynen, German biochemist, Nobel Laureate (Born 1911)
6th of August 1983 DEATH Klaus Nomi, German singer (Born 1944)
6th of August 1985 DEATH Forbes Burnham, Guyanese visionary, 3rd President and 1st Prime Minister of Guyana (Born 1923)
6th of August 1986 DEATH Emilio Fernandez, Mexican actor, screenwriter and film director (Born 1904)
6th of August 1987 DEATH Ira Eaker, American Air Force leader (Born 1896)
6th of August 1990 DEATH Jacques Soustelle, French anthropologist (Born 1912)
6th of August 1991 DEATH Harry Reasoner, American television reporter (Born 1923)
6th of August 1991 DEATH Shapour Bakhtiar, Iranian prime minister (assassinated) (Born 1915)
6th of August 1991 DEATH Roland Michener, Canadian politician and governor general (Born 1900)
6th of August 1992 DEATH Leszek B?azynski, Polish boxer (Born 1949)
6th of August 1993 DEATH Tex Hughson, American baseball player (Born 1916)
6th of August 1994 DEATH Domenico Modugno, Italian singer and songwriter (Born 1928)
6th of August 1998 DEATH Andre Weil, French mathematician (Born 1906)
6th of August 1999 DEATH Rita Sakellariou, Greek singer (Born 1934)
6th of August 2001 DEATH Jorge Amado, Brazilian writer (Born 1912)
6th of August 2001 DEATH Wilhelm Mohnke, one of the original 120 members of the Nazi SS-Staff Guard (Born 1911)
6th of August 2001 DEATH Dorothy Tutin, English actress (Born 1930)
6th of August 2002 DEATH Edsger Dijkstra, Dutch computer scientist (Born 1930)
6th of August 2004 DEATH Rick James, American R&B singer and multi-instrumentalist (Born 1948)
6th of August 2005 DEATH Robin Cook, British politician (Born 1946)
6th of August 2005 DEATH Keter Betts, American jazz bassist (Born 1928)
6th of August 2005 DEATH Ibrahim Ferrer, Cuban singer (Buena Vista Social Club) (Born 1927)
6th of August 2007 DEATH Heinz Barth, German SS officer (Born 1920)
6th of August 2007 DEATH Zsolt Daczi, Hungarian rock guitarist (Born 1969)
6th of August 2008 DEATH Angelos Kitsos, Greek lawyer and script writer (Born 1934)
6th of August 2009 DEATH Riccardo Cassin, Italian mountaineer (Born 1909)
6th of August 2009 DEATH Willy DeVille, American singer and songwriter (Born 1950)
6th of August 2009 DEATH John Hughes, American film director (Born 1950)
6th of August 2009 DEATH W. S. Rendra, Indonesian poet and playwright (Born 1935)

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