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8th of August 1220 EVENT Sweden is defeated by Estonian tribes in the Battle of Lihula.
8th of August 1503 EVENT King James IV of Scotland marries Margaret Tudor, daughter of King Henry VII of England at Holyrood Abbey, Edinburgh, Scotland.
8th of August 1509 EVENT The Emperor Krishnadeva Raya is crowned, marking the beginning of the regeneration of the Vijayanagara Empire.
8th of August 1576 EVENT The cornerstone for Tycho Brahe's Uraniborg observatory is laid on Hven.
8th of August 1585 EVENT John Davis enters Cumberland Sound in search of the Northwest Passage.
8th of August 1588 EVENT Anglo-Spanish War: Battle of Gravelines : The naval engagement ends, ending the Spanish Armada's attempt to invade England.
8th of August 1605 EVENT The city of Oulu, Finland, is founded by Charles IX of Sweden.
8th of August 1647 EVENT The Irish Confederate Wars and Wars of the Three Kingdoms: Battle of Dungans Hill : English Parliamentary forces defeat Irish forces.
8th of August 1709 EVENT Bartolomeu de Gusmao demonstrates the lifting power of hot air in an audience before the King of Portugal in Lisbon
8th of August 1786 EVENT Mont Blanc on the French : Italian border is climbed for the first time by Jacques Balmat and Dr Michel-Gabriel Paccard.
8th of August 1793 EVENT The insurrection of Lyon occurs during the French Revolution.
8th of August 1794 EVENT Joseph Whidbey leads an expedition to search for the Northwest Passage near Juneau, Alaska.
8th of August 1839 EVENT Beta Theta Pi is founded in Oxford, Ohio.
8th of August 1844 EVENT The Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, headed by Brigham Young, is reaffirmed as the leading body of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church).
8th of August 1863 EVENT American Civil War: following his defeat in the Battle of Gettysburg, General Robert E. Lee sends a letter of resignation to Confederate President Jefferson Davis (which is refused upon receipt).
8th of August 1870 EVENT The Republic of Ploiesti, a failed Radical-Liberal rising against Domnitor Carol of Romania.
8th of August 1876 EVENT Thomas Edison receives a patent for his mimeograph.
8th of August 1908 EVENT Wilbur Wright makes his first flight at a racecourse at Le Mans, France. It is the Wright Brothers' first public flight.
8th of August 1910 EVENT The US Army installs the first tricycle landing gear on the Army's Wright Flyer.
8th of August 1911 EVENT Public Law 62-5 sets the number of representatives in the United States House of Representatives at 435. The law would come into effect in 1913.
8th of August 1911 EVENT The millionth patent is filed in the United States Patent Office by Francis Holton for a tubeless vehicle tire.
8th of August 1918 EVENT World War I: the Battle of Amiens begins a string of almost continuous victories with a push through the German front lines (Hundred Days Offensive).
8th of August 1929 EVENT The German airship Graf Zeppelin begins a round-the-world flight.
8th of August 1931 EVENT Workers go on strike at the Hoover dam.
8th of August 1938 EVENT The building of Mauthausen concentration camp begins.
8th of August 1940 EVENT The "Aufbau Ost" directive is signed by Wilhelm Keitel.
8th of August 1942 EVENT Walt Disney's animated film, Bambi is released in United Kingdom
8th of August 1945 EVENT World War II: the Soviet Union declares war on Japan and begins the Manchurian Strategic Offensive Operation.
8th of August 1945 EVENT The United Nations Charter is signed by the United States, which becomes the third nation to join.
8th of August 1946 EVENT First flight of the Convair B-36.
8th of August 1949 EVENT Bhutan becomes independent.
8th of August 1960 EVENT South Kasai secedes from the Congo.
8th of August 1963 EVENT Great Train Robbery: in England, a gang of 15 train robbers steal 2.6 million pounds in bank notes.
8th of August 1967 EVENT The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is founded by Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand.
8th of August 1968 EVENT Juro Wada successfully performs Japan's first heart transplant.
8th of August 1973 EVENT U.S. Vice President Spiro Agnew appears on television to denounce accusations he had taken kickbacks while governor of Maryland.
8th of August 1973 EVENT Kim Dae-Jung, a South Korean politician and later president of South Korea, is kidnapped.
8th of August 1974 EVENT Watergate scandal: U.S. President Richard Nixon announces his resignation, effective the next day.
8th of August 1976 EVENT As part of the ABA-NBA merger agreement, a dispersal draft is conducted to assign teams for the players on the two ABA franchises which had folded.
8th of August 1980 EVENT The Central Hotel Fire, Bundoran occurs in Ireland.
8th of August 1988 EVENT The lights are turned on at Wrigley Field for the first time, making it the last major league stadium to host night games. (The game, against the Philadelphia Phillies, is rained out after three-and-a-half innings.)
8th of August 1988 EVENT The "8888 Uprising" occurs in Burma.
8th of August 1989 EVENT Space Shuttle program: STS-28 Mission : Space Shuttle Columbia takes off on a secret five-day military mission.
8th of August 1990 EVENT Iraq occupies Kuwait and the state is annexed to Iraq. This would lead to the Gulf War shortly afterward.
8th of August 1991 EVENT The Warsaw radio mast, at one time the tallest construction ever built, collapses.
8th of August 2000 EVENT Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley is raised to the surface after 136 years on the ocean floor and 30 years after its discovery by undersea explorer E. Lee Spence and 5 years after being filmed by a dive team funded by novelist Clive Cussler.
8th of August 2007 EVENT An EF2 tornado touches down in Kings County and Richmond County, New York State, the most powerful tornado in New York to date and the first in Brooklyn since 1889.
8th of August 2009 EVENT Typhoon Morakot makes landfall in Taiwan, and almost the entire southern region of Taiwan is flooded by record-breaking rainfall.
8th of August 1079 BIRTHDAY Emperor Horikawa of Japan (d. 1107)
8th of August 1518 BIRTHDAY Conrad Lycosthenes, French-born German humanist and encyclopedist (d. 1561)
8th of August 1605 BIRTHDAY Cecilius Calvert, 2nd Baron Baltimore, British colonial Governor of Maryland (d. 1675)
8th of August 1646 BIRTHDAY Godfrey Kneller, German-born painter (d. 1723)
8th of August 1673 BIRTHDAY John Ker, Scottish spy (d. 1726)
8th of August 1693 BIRTHDAY Laurent Belissen, French composer (d. 1762)
8th of August 1694 BIRTHDAY Francis Hutcheson, Irish philosopher (d. 1746)
8th of August 1720 BIRTHDAY Carl Fredrik Pechlin, Swedish politician (d. 1796)
8th of August 1805 BIRTHDAY Andre Jolivet, French composer (d. 1974)
8th of August 1807 BIRTHDAY Emilie Flygare-Carlen, Swedish novelist (d. 1892)
8th of August 1814 BIRTHDAY Esther Morris, American jurist (d. 1902)
8th of August 1824 BIRTHDAY Maria Alexandrovna (Marie of Hesse), Tsarina of Russia (d. 1880)
8th of August 1839 BIRTHDAY Nelson Miles, American general (d. 1925)
8th of August 1857 BIRTHDAY Cecile Chaminade, French pianist and composer (d. 1944)
8th of August 1875 BIRTHDAY Artur da Silva Bernardes, President of Brazil (d. 1955)
8th of August 1879 BIRTHDAY Emiliano Zapata, Mexican revolutionary (d. 1919)
8th of August 1879 BIRTHDAY Bob Smith, American founder of Alcoholics Anonymous (d. 1950)
8th of August 1880 BIRTHDAY Earle Page, Australian politician (d. 1961)
8th of August 1881 BIRTHDAY Paul Ludwig Ewald von Kleist, German field marshal (d. 1954)
8th of August 1882 BIRTHDAY Ladislas Starevich, Polish animator (d. 1965)
8th of August 1884 BIRTHDAY Sara Teasdale, American poet (d. 1933)
8th of August 1889 BIRTHDAY Jack Ryder, Australian cricketer (d. 1977)
8th of August 1891 BIRTHDAY Adolf Busch, German violinist (d. 1952)
8th of August 1892 BIRTHDAY Rafael Moreno Aranzadi, Spanish footballer (d. 1922)
8th of August 1896 BIRTHDAY Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, American author (d. 1953)
8th of August 1898 BIRTHDAY Alexis Minotis, Greek actor (d. 1990)
8th of August 1901 BIRTHDAY Ernest O. Lawrence, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1958)
8th of August 1902 BIRTHDAY Paul Dirac, English physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1984)
8th of August 1904 BIRTHDAY Achille Varzi, Italian race car driver (d. 1948)
8th of August 1905 BIRTHDAY Andre Jolivet, French composer (d. 1974)
8th of August 1907 BIRTHDAY Benny Carter, American musician (d. 2003)
8th of August 1908 BIRTHDAY Arthur Goldberg, U.S. Supreme Court justice (d. 1990)
8th of August 1909 BIRTHDAY Bill Voce, England cricketer (d. 1984)
8th of August 1910 BIRTHDAY Sylvia Sidney, American actress (d. 1999)
8th of August 1911 BIRTHDAY Rosetta LeNoire, American actress (d. 2002)
8th of August 1915 BIRTHDAY Jumbo Elliott, American track coach (d. 1981)
8th of August 1919 BIRTHDAY Dino De Laurentiis, Italian film producer (d. 2010)
8th of August 1920 BIRTHDAY Leo Chiosso, Italian lyricist (d. 2006)
8th of August 1920 BIRTHDAY Carol Lambrino, son of Carol II of Romania and Zizi Lambrino (d. 2006)
8th of August 1920 BIRTHDAY Jimmy Witherspoon, American singer (d. 1997)
8th of August 1921 BIRTHDAY John Herbert Chapman, British physicist (d. 1979)
8th of August 1921 BIRTHDAY Webb Pierce, American singer (d. 1991)
8th of August 1921 BIRTHDAY Vulimiri Ramalingaswami, Indian medical scientist (d. 2001)
8th of August 1921 BIRTHDAY Esther Williams, American actress and swimmer
8th of August 1921 BIRTHDAY William Asher, American film producer
8th of August 1922 BIRTHDAY Rory Calhoun, American actor (d. 1999)
8th of August 1922 BIRTHDAY Gertrude Himmelfarb, American historian
8th of August 1922 BIRTHDAY Rudi Gernreich, Austrian-born fashion designer (d. 1985)
8th of August 1925 BIRTHDAY Alija Izetbegovic, Bosniak politician (d. 2003)
8th of August 1926 BIRTHDAY Richard Anderson, American actor
8th of August 1927 BIRTHDAY Johnny Temple, American baseball player (d. 1994)
8th of August 1928 BIRTHDAY Don Burrows, Australian musician
8th of August 1929 BIRTHDAY Ronald Biggs, British criminal
8th of August 1929 BIRTHDAY Larisa Bogoraz, Soviet dissident (d. 2004)
8th of August 1930 BIRTHDAY Terry Nation, Welsh novelist and screenwriter (d. 1997)
8th of August 1930 BIRTHDAY Jerry Tarkanian, American basketball coach
8th of August 1931 BIRTHDAY Sir Roger Penrose, British physicist
8th of August 1932 BIRTHDAY Luis Garcia Meza Tejada, Bolivian dictator
8th of August 1932 BIRTHDAY Mel Tillis, American singer
8th of August 1933 BIRTHDAY Joe Tex, American singer (d. 1982)
8th of August 1933 BIRTHDAY Serena Wilson, American belly dancer (d. 2007)
8th of August 1935 BIRTHDAY Donald P. Bellisario, American television producer
8th of August 1935 BIRTHDAY John Laws, Australia radio personality
8th of August 1936 BIRTHDAY Keith Barron, English actor
8th of August 1936 BIRTHDAY Frank Howard, American baseball player
8th of August 1937 BIRTHDAY Cornelis Vreeswijk, Dutch-Swedish musician (d. 1987)
8th of August 1937 BIRTHDAY Dustin Hoffman, American actor
8th of August 1938 BIRTHDAY Jacques Hetu, French Canadian composer
8th of August 1938 BIRTHDAY Connie Stevens, American singer and actress
8th of August 1939 BIRTHDAY Alexander Watson, American ambassador and diplomat
8th of August 1940 BIRTHDAY Dennis Tito, American businessman and space tourist
8th of August 1940 BIRTHDAY Dilip Sardesai, Indian cricketer (d. 2007)
8th of August 1944 BIRTHDAY Brooke Bundy, American actress
8th of August 1944 BIRTHDAY John Renbourn, English musician
8th of August 1944 BIRTHDAY John Holmes, American pornographic actor (d. 1988)
8th of August 1946 BIRTHDAY James W. Lewis, American convicted extortionist
8th of August 1947 BIRTHDAY Jose Cruz, Puerto Rican baseball player
8th of August 1947 BIRTHDAY Larry Wilcox, American actor
8th of August 1947 BIRTHDAY Ken Dryden, Canadian ice hockey player and parliamentarian
8th of August 1947 BIRTHDAY Terangi Adam, Nauruan politician
8th of August 1948 BIRTHDAY Svetlana Savitskaya, Russian cosmonaut
8th of August 1949 BIRTHDAY Ricardo Londono, Colombian racing driver
8th of August 1949 BIRTHDAY Keith Carradine, American actor
8th of August 1950 BIRTHDAY Willie Hall, American drummer
8th of August 1950 BIRTHDAY Ken Kutaragi, Founder of PlayStation
8th of August 1951 BIRTHDAY Mamoru Oshii, Japanese film director
8th of August 1951 BIRTHDAY Phil Carlson, Australian cricketer
8th of August 1951 BIRTHDAY Randy Shilts, American journalist and author (d. 1994)
8th of August 1952 BIRTHDAY Jostein Gaarder, Norwegian author
8th of August 1952 BIRTHDAY Robin Quivers, American radio personality
8th of August 1952 BIRTHDAY Anton Fig, South African musician
8th of August 1952 BIRTHDAY Sudhakar Rao, Indian cricketer
8th of August 1953 BIRTHDAY Mark Lazarowicz, British Politician
8th of August 1953 BIRTHDAY Don Most, American actor
8th of August 1953 BIRTHDAY Nigel Mansell, English race car driver
8th of August 1955 BIRTHDAY Diddu, Icelandic soprano and songwriter
8th of August 1955 BIRTHDAY Herbert Prohaska, Austrian footballer
8th of August 1956 BIRTHDAY David Grant, English singer and vocal coach
8th of August 1956 BIRTHDAY Branscombe Richmond, American actor
8th of August 1956 BIRTHDAY Chris Foreman, English guitarist (Madness)
8th of August 1956 BIRTHDAY Cecilia Roth, Argentine actress
8th of August 1958 BIRTHDAY Deborah Norville, American television host
8th of August 1960 BIRTHDAY Ulrich Maly, German politician
8th of August 1961 BIRTHDAY Rikki Rockett, American drummer (Poison)
8th of August 1961 BIRTHDAY Daniel House, American music executive
8th of August 1961 BIRTHDAY Bruce Matthews, American football player
8th of August 1961 BIRTHDAY The Edge, Irish guitarist (U2)
8th of August 1962 BIRTHDAY Mike Zanier, Canadian ice hockey player
8th of August 1962 BIRTHDAY Kool Moe Dee, American rapper
8th of August 1963 BIRTHDAY Stephen Walkom, Canadian ice hockey official and executive
8th of August 1963 BIRTHDAY Jon Turteltaub, American director
8th of August 1964 BIRTHDAY Anastasia Ashman, American writer
8th of August 1964 BIRTHDAY Paul Taylor, England cricketer
8th of August 1965 BIRTHDAY Aaron Abeyta, American musician
8th of August 1965 BIRTHDAY Kate Langbroek, Australian media personality
8th of August 1965 BIRTHDAY Angus Fraser, England cricketer
8th of August 1966 BIRTHDAY Chris Eubank, English boxer
8th of August 1966 BIRTHDAY John Hudek, American baseball player
8th of August 1967 BIRTHDAY Eric Angle, American wrestler
8th of August 1967 BIRTHDAY Marcelo Balboa, American soccer player
8th of August 1967 BIRTHDAY Rena Mero, American wrestler
8th of August 1967 BIRTHDAY Jessica Moore, Italian actress
8th of August 1967 BIRTHDAY Lee Unkrich, American director and film editor
8th of August 1968 BIRTHDAY Abey Kuruvilla, Indian cricketer
8th of August 1968 BIRTHDAY Huey Morgan, American singer / guitarist (Fun Lovin' Criminals)
8th of August 1969 BIRTHDAY Dick Togo, Japanese professional wrestler
8th of August 1969 BIRTHDAY Faye Wong, Hong Kong singer and actress
8th of August 1969 BIRTHDAY Yvie Burnett, British television vocal coach
8th of August 1970 BIRTHDAY Trev Alberts, American football player
8th of August 1970 BIRTHDAY Pascal Duquenne, Belgian actor
8th of August 1972 BIRTHDAY Joely Collins, Canadian actress
8th of August 1972 BIRTHDAY Andrea de Rossi, Italian rugby player and coach
8th of August 1972 BIRTHDAY Axel Merckx, Belgian bicycle racer
8th of August 1972 BIRTHDAY Lupus Thunder, American musician (The Bloodhound Gang)
8th of August 1973 BIRTHDAY Toby Allen, Australian singer (Human Nature)
8th of August 1973 BIRTHDAY Shane Lee, Australian cricketer
8th of August 1973 BIRTHDAY Scott Stapp, American singer (Creed)
8th of August 1973 BIRTHDAY Senta Moses, American actress
8th of August 1974 BIRTHDAY Scott D'Amore, Canadian professional wrestler and manager
8th of August 1974 BIRTHDAY Andy Priaulx, British racing driver
8th of August 1974 BIRTHDAY Brian Harvey, English singer
8th of August 1976 BIRTHDAY JC Chasez, American singer (*NSYNC)
8th of August 1976 BIRTHDAY Tawny Cypress, American actress
8th of August 1976 BIRTHDAY Seung-Yeop Lee, Korean baseball player
8th of August 1976 BIRTHDAY Drew Lachey, American singer
8th of August 1976 BIRTHDAY Jeff Simmons, American race car driver
8th of August 1977 BIRTHDAY Kurt Bernard, Costa Rican footballer
8th of August 1977 BIRTHDAY Lindsay Sloane, American actress
8th of August 1977 BIRTHDAY Szilard Nemeth, Slovak footballer
8th of August 1977 BIRTHDAY Mohammad Wasim, Pakistani cricketer
8th of August 1977 BIRTHDAY Nicolas Vogondy, French cyclist
8th of August 1977 BIRTHDAY Rocky Thompson, Canadian ice hockey player
8th of August 1978 BIRTHDAY Alan Maybury, Irish footballer
8th of August 1978 BIRTHDAY Louis Saha, French footballer
8th of August 1978 BIRTHDAY Miho Shiraishi, Japanese actress
8th of August 1978 BIRTHDAY Countess Vaughn, American actress and singer
8th of August 1979 BIRTHDAY Paris Latsis, Greek shipping heir
8th of August 1979 BIRTHDAY Richard Harwood, British cellist
8th of August 1979 BIRTHDAY Rashard Lewis, American basketball player
8th of August 1979 BIRTHDAY Gu?jon Valur Sigur?sson, Icelandic handball player
8th of August 1979 BIRTHDAY Dan Smith, English musician (Noisettes)
8th of August 1980 BIRTHDAY Mike Hindert, American musician
8th of August 1980 BIRTHDAY Pat Noonan, American footballer
8th of August 1980 BIRTHDAY Sabine Klaschka, German tennis player
8th of August 1980 BIRTHDAY Michael Urie, American actor and director
8th of August 1980 BIRTHDAY Denisse Guerrero, Mexican Singer (Belanova)
8th of August 1981 BIRTHDAY Vanessa Amorosi, Australian singer and songwriter
8th of August 1981 BIRTHDAY Roger Federer, Swiss tennis player
8th of August 1981 BIRTHDAY Meagan Good, American actress
8th of August 1981 BIRTHDAY Bradley McIntosh, British pop singer
8th of August 1981 BIRTHDAY Harel Skaat, Israeli singer
8th of August 1981 BIRTHDAY Kaori Iida, Japanese singer and actress
8th of August 1983 BIRTHDAY Guy Burnet, British actor
8th of August 1984 BIRTHDAY Kirk Broadfoot, Scottish footballer
8th of August 1984 BIRTHDAY Martrez Milner, American football player
8th of August 1984 BIRTHDAY Devon McTavish, American footballer
8th of August 1985 BIRTHDAY Brayan Ruiz, Costa Rican footballer
8th of August 1985 BIRTHDAY Toby Flood, English Rugby Union player
8th of August 1985 BIRTHDAY Brett Ratliff, American football player
8th of August 1986 BIRTHDAY Pierre Garcon, American football player
8th of August 1986 BIRTHDAY Peyton List, American actress
8th of August 1986 BIRTHDAY Chris Pressley, American football player
8th of August 1987 BIRTHDAY Katie Leung, Scottish actress
8th of August 1987 BIRTHDAY Pierre Boulanger, French actor
8th of August 1988 BIRTHDAY Princess Beatrice of York, British royal
8th of August 1988 BIRTHDAY Danilo Gallinari, Italian basketball player
8th of August 1989 BIRTHDAY Sesil Karatantcheva, Bulgarian tennis player
8th of August 1989 BIRTHDAY Hannah Miley, British swimmer
8th of August 1995 BIRTHDAY Malin Reitan, Norwegian singer
8th of August 0869 DEATH Lothair II of Lotharingia (Born 825)
8th of August 1445 DEATH Oswald von Wolkenstein, Austrian composer
8th of August 1553 DEATH Girolamo Fracastoro, Italian physician (Born 1478)
8th of August 1555 DEATH Oronce Fine, French mathematician (Born 1494)
8th of August 1588 DEATH Alonso Sanchez Coello, Spanish painter
8th of August 1604 DEATH Horio Tadauji, Japanese warlord (Born 1578)
8th of August 1631 DEATH Konstantinas Sirvydas, Lithuanian lexicographer (Born 1579)
8th of August 1684 DEATH George Booth, 1st Baron Delamer (Born 1622)
8th of August 1747 DEATH Madeleine de Vercheres, New France heroine (Born 1678)
8th of August 1759 DEATH Carl Heinrich Graun, German composer (Born 1704)
8th of August 1827 DEATH George Canning, British statesman (Born 1770)
8th of August 1828 DEATH Carl Peter Thunberg, Swedish naturalist (Born 1743)
8th of August 1863 DEATH Angus MacAskill, British circus performer (Born 1825)
8th of August 1879 DEATH Immanuel Hermann Fichte, German philosopher (Born 1797)
8th of August 1887 DEATH Alexander William Doniphan, American lawyer and soldier (Born 1808)
8th of August 1897 DEATH Jacob Burckhardt, Swiss art historian (Born 1818)
8th of August 1898 DEATH Eugene Boudin, French painter (Born 1824)
8th of August 1902 DEATH James Tissot, French artist (Born 1836)
8th of August 1909 DEATH Mary MacKillop, Australian Roman Catholic nun (Born 1842)
8th of August 1911 DEATH William P. Frye, American politician (Born 1830)
8th of August 1928 DEATH Stjepan Radic, Croatian politician (Born 1871)
8th of August 1933 DEATH Adolf Loos, Austrian architect (Born 1870)
8th of August 1934 DEATH Wilbert Robinson, American baseball player (Born 1863)
8th of August 1940 DEATH Johnny Dodds, American musician (Born 1892)
8th of August 1944 DEATH Chaim Soutine, Russian painter (Born 1894)
8th of August 1944 DEATH Erwin von Witzleben, German field marshal (Born 1881)
8th of August 1944 DEATH Michael Wittmann, German WWII tank commander (Born 1914)
8th of August 1947 DEATH Anton Ivanovich Denikin, Russian general (Born 1872)
8th of August 1950 DEATH Fergus McMaster, Australian businessman (Born 1879)
8th of August 1961 DEATH Mei Lanfang, Chinese opera performer (Born 1894)
8th of August 1965 DEATH Shirley Jackson, American author (Born 1916)
8th of August 1969 DEATH Otmar Freiherr von Verschuer, German eugenicist and Nazi physician (Born 1896)
8th of August 1971 DEATH Freddie Spencer Chapman, British army officer (Born 1907)
8th of August 1972 DEATH Andrea Feldman, American actor (Born 1948)
8th of August 1973 DEATH Dean Corll, American serial killer (Born 1939)
8th of August 1973 DEATH Vilhelm Moberg, Swedish author and historian (Born 1898)
8th of August 1973 DEATH Nikos Zachariadis, General Secretary of the Communist Party of Greece (Born 1903)
8th of August 1974 DEATH Baldur von Schirach, Nazi youth leader (Born 1907)
8th of August 1975 DEATH Julian "Cannonball" Adderley, American jazz saxophonist (Born 1928)
8th of August 1977 DEATH Edgar Adrian, 1st Baron Adrian, British electrophysiologist; Nobel Prize Laureate (Born 1889)
8th of August 1979 DEATH Nicholas Monsarrat, British novelist (Born 1910)
8th of August 1980 DEATH Paul Triquet, French Canadian army officer (Born 1910)
8th of August 1982 DEATH Eric Brandon, British racing driver (Born 1920)
8th of August 1984 DEATH Ellen Raskin, American author (Born 1928)
8th of August 1985 DEATH Louise Brooks, American actress (Born 1906)
8th of August 1987 DEATH Danilo Blanusa, Croatian mathematician (Born 1903)
8th of August 1988 DEATH Alan Napier, English actor (Born 1903)
8th of August 1988 DEATH Felix Leclerc, Quebec singer and songwriter (Born 1914)
8th of August 1988 DEATH Ramon Valdes, Mexican actor (Born 1923)
8th of August 1991 DEATH James Irwin, astronaut (Born 1930)
8th of August 1991 DEATH Julissa Gomez, American gymnast (Born 1972)
8th of August 1992 DEATH Grand Ayatollah Abu al-Qasim al-Khoei, Iranian religious figure (Born 1899)
8th of August 1992 DEATH John Kordic, Canadian ice hockey player (Born 1965)
8th of August 1995 DEATH John Adams, American football player (Born 1937)
8th of August 1996 DEATH Nevill Francis Mott, British physicist; Nobel Prize Laureate (Born 1905)
8th of August 1998 DEATH Mahmoud Saremi, Iranian journalist
8th of August 2004 DEATH Dimitris Papamichael, Greek actor (Born 1934)
8th of August 2004 DEATH Fay Wray, American actress (Born 1907)
8th of August 2005 DEATH Barbara Bel Geddes, American actress (Born 1922)
8th of August 2005 DEATH Gene Mauch, American baseball player (Born 1925)
8th of August 2005 DEATH John H. Johnson, African-American publisher (Born 1918)
8th of August 2005 DEATH Ahmed Deedat, Islamic scholar (Born 1918)
8th of August 2005 DEATH Monica Sjoo, Swedish artist (Born 1938)
8th of August 2005 DEATH Ilse Werner, German actress (Born 1921)
8th of August 2005 DEATH Dean Rockwell, American wrestling and football coach (Born 1912)
8th of August 2007 DEATH Joybubbles, A notable phone phreak. (Born 1949)
8th of August 2007 DEATH Melville Shavelson, American film director, producer, and screenwriter (Born 1917)
8th of August 2007 DEATH Ma Lik, Chinese politician (Born 1952)
8th of August 2008 DEATH Orville Moody, American golfer (Born 1933)
8th of August 2008 DEATH Leonard Pagliero, British stationer (Born 1913)
8th of August 2009 DEATH Daniel Jarque, Spanish footballer (Born 1983)
8th of August 2010 DEATH Patricia Neal, American actress (Born 1926)

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