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Celebrate August 20

August 20 is the 232nd day of the year, there are 133 days remaining until the end of the year.

 

August 20 Food Holidays

National Chocolate Pecan Pie Day

Chocolate Pecan Pie
National Lemonade Day

Perfect Homemade Fresh Squeezed Lemonade Recipe

http://myfrugaladventures.com/2013/05/perfect-homemade-lemonade-recipe/

Today in History:
  • Whatever Happened To Aunt Alice? 1969
  • The Beastmaster 1982
  • Teaching Mrs. Tingle 1999
  • Universal Soldier: The Return 1999
  • The Erotic Rites of Countess Dracula 2001
  • Exorcist: The Beginning 2004
  • Open Water 2004
  • Jingles the Clown 2009
  • Piranha 2010

Celebrate August 18

August 18 is the 230th day of the year, there are 135 days remaining until the end of the year.

 

August 18 – National Ice Cream Pie Day 
 


Snickers Pie

http://www.pinterest.com/pin/154037249725551120/

Almond Butter Oreo Ice Cream Pie

http://www.pinterest.com/pin/237916792788691831/

Peppermint Crunch Ice Cream Pie

http://www.sixsistersstuff.com/2012/12/peppermint-crunch-ice-cream-pie.html

 

Today in History:

 

  • 1933 – Roman Polanski (director of The Fearless Vampire Killers, Rosemary’s Baby, and The Ninth Gate) born
  • 1969 – Edward Norton (actor in Red Dragon) born
  • Bluebeard 1972
  • Mortal Kombat 1995
  • Godzilla 2000 filmed in 1999 as Gojira Ni-sen Mireniamu
  • Snakes On A Plane 2006
  • The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave 1971


Celebrate August 15

August 15 is the 227th day of the year, there are 138 days remaining until the end of the year.

Best Friends Day
National Failures Day
National Relaxation Day
Sesame Street’s Bob’s Birthday
Wizard of Oz Day (Opened in 1939)
I Love Cowboys and Cowgirls Day
Miami Dolphins Birthday (1965)
Hello Day

Food Holidays

National Lemon Meringue Pie Day
 

http://www.rockrecipes.com/homemade-lemon-meringue-pie/

 

 Angle Food Cake Day


 
http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/best-angel-food-cake?keycode=ZPIN0214
 
 
Today in History – Interesting Highlights 

In the News

  • 1907 – Ordination in Constantinople of Fr. Raphael Morgan, the first African-American Orthodox priest, “Priest-Apostolic” to America and the West Indies.
  • 1914 – A male servant of American architect Frank Lloyd Wright sets fire to the living quarters of the latter’s Wisconsin home, Taliesin, murders seven people and burns the living quarters to the ground.
  • 1914 – The Panama Canal opens to traffic with the transit of the cargo ship SS Ancon.
  • 1914 – World War I: The First Russian Army, led by Paul von Rennenkampf, enters East Prussia.
  • 1914 – World War I: Beginning of the Battle of Cer, the first Allied victory of World War I.
  • 1915 – A story in New York World newspaper reveals that the Imperial German government had purchased excess phenol from Thomas Edisonthat could be used to make explosives for the war effort and diverted it to Bayer for aspirin production.
  • 1920 – Polish–Soviet War: Battle of Warsaw, so-called Miracle at the Vistula.
  • 1935 – Will Rogers and Wiley Post are killed after their aircraft develops engine problems during takeoff in Barrow, Alaska.
  • 1939 – 13 Stukas dive into the ground during a disastrous air-practice at Neuhammer. There are no survivors.
  • 1939 – The Wizard of Oz premieres at Grauman’s Chinese Theater in Los Angeles, California.
  • 1940 – An Italian submarine torpedoes and sinks the Greek cruiser Elli at Tinos harbor during peacetime, marking the most serious Italian provocation prior to the outbreak of the Greco-Italian War in October.
  • 1941 – Corporal Josef Jakobs is executed by firing squad at the Tower of London at 07:12, making him the last person to be executed at the Tower for espionage.
  • 1942 – World War II: Operation Pedestal — The SS Ohio reaches the island of Malta barely afloat carrying vital fuel supplies for the island’s defenses.
  • 1944 – World War II: Operation Dragoon — Allied forces land in southern France.
  • 1945 – World War II: Japan surrenders to end the war.
  • 1947 – India gains Independence from the British Indian Empire after near 90 years of Crown rule and joins the Commonwealth of Nations.
  • 1947 – Founder of Pakistan, Muhammad Ali Jinnah is sworn in as first Governor-General of Pakistan in Karachi.
  • 1948 – The Republic of Korea is established south of the 38th parallel north.
  • 1952 – A flash flood drenches the town of Lynmouth, England, United Kingdom, killing 34 people.
  • 1954 – Alfredo Stroessner begins his dictatorship in Paraguay.
  • 1960 – Republic of the Congo (Brazzaville) becomes independent from France.
  • 1961 – Border guard Conrad Schumann flees from East Germany while on duty guarding the construction of the Berlin Wall.
  • 1962 – James Joseph Dresnok defects to North Korea after running across the Korean Demilitarized Zone. Dresnok still resides in the capital,Pyongyang.
  • 1963 – Execution of Henry John Burnett, the last man to be hanged in Scotland, UK.
  • 1963 – President Fulbert Youlou is overthrown in the Republic of the Congo, after a three-day uprising in the capital.
  • 1965 – The Beatles play to nearly 60,000 fans at Shea Stadium in New York, New York, an event later regarded as the birth of stadium rock.
  • 1969 – Death of popular Dhaka University student leader Abdul Malek. Woodstock rock and roll concert opens.
  • 1970 – Patricia Palinkas becomes the first woman to play professionally in an American football game.
  • 1971 – President Richard Nixon completes the break from the gold standard by ending convertibility of the United States dollar into gold by foreign investors.
  • 1971 – Bahrain gains independence from the United Kingdom.
  • 1973 – Vietnam War: The United States bombing of Cambodia ends.
  • 1974 – Yuk Young-soo, First Lady of South Korea, is killed during an apparent assassination attempt upon President, Park Chung-hee.
  • 1975 – Bangladesh’s founder Sheikh Mujibur Rahman is killed along with most members of his family during a military coup.
  • 1975 – Takeo Miki makes the first official pilgrimage to Yasukuni Shrine by an incumbent prime minister on the anniversary of the end of World War II.
  • 1977 – The Big Ear, a radio telescope operated by Ohio State University as part of the SETI project, receives a radio signal from deep space; the event is named the “Wow! signal” from the notation made by a volunteer on the project.
  • 1984 – The Kurdistan Workers’ Party in Turkey starts a campaign of armed attacks upon the Turkish military with an attack on police and gendarmerie bases in Şemdinli and Eruh
  • 1995 – In South Carolina, Shannon Faulkner becomes the first female cadet matriculated at The Citadel (she drops out less than a week later).
  • 1996 – President of Turkey Süleyman Demirel approves to “Law of ban For Casino in Turkey”
  • 1998 – Omagh bombing in Northern Ireland, the worst terrorist incident of The Troubles.
  • 1999 – Beni Ounif massacre in Algeria: some 29 people are killed at a false roadblock near the Moroccan border, leading to temporary tensions with Morocco.
  • 2005 – Israel’s unilateral disengagement plan to evict all Israelis from the Gaza Strip and from four settlements in the northern West Bank begins.
  • 2007 – An 8.0-magnitude earthquake off the Pacific coast devastates Ica and various regions of Peru killing 514 and injuring 1,090.
  • 2013 – At least 27 people are killed and 226 injured in an explosion in southern Beirut near a complex used by Lebanon’s militant group Hezbollahin Lebanon. A previously unknown Syrian Sunni group claims responsibility in an online video.
  • 2013 – The Smithsonian announces the discovery of the olinguito, the first new carnivoran species found in the Americas in 35 years. 

Holidays and Observances

  • Armed Forces Day (Poland)
  • Christian Feast Day:
    • Feast day of the Assumption of Mary, one of the Catholic holy days of obligation. (a public holiday in Austria, Belgium, Benin, Bosnia, Burundi,Cameroon, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Cyprus, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Hungary, Italy, Ivory Coast, Lebanon, Liechtenstein,Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malta, Mauritius, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Senegal, Seychelles, Slovenia,Spain, Switzerland, Togo, and Vanuatu), and its related observances:
      • Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos (Eastern Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox and Eastern Catholic Churches)
      • Ferragosto (Italy)
      • Mother’s Day (Antwerp and Costa Rica)
      • National Acadian Day (Acadians)
      • Navy Day (Romania)
      • Virgin of Candelaria, patron of the Canary Islands. (Tenerife, Spain)
    • Stanislaus Kostka
    • Tarcisius
    • August 15 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Constitution Day (Equatorial Guinea)
  • Earliest day on which Children’s Day can fall, while August 21 is the latest; celebrated on the third Sunday in August. (Argentina and Peru)
  • Earliest day on which Day of Hearts can fall, while August 21 is the latest; celebrated on the third Monday in August. (area around Haarlem andAmsterdam)
  • Founding of Asunción (Paraguay)
  • Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Korea from Japan in 1945:
    • Gwangbokjeol, “Independence Day” (South Korea)
    • Jogukhaebangui nal, “Fatherland Liberation Day” (North Korea)
  • Independence Day, celebrates the independence of the Republic of the Congo from France in 1960.
  • Independence Day of India, celebrates the independence of India from the United Kingdom in 1947.
  • National Memorial Service for War Dead (Japan)
  • The first day of Flooding of the Nile, or Wafaa El-Nil (Egypt and Coptic Church)
  • The main day of Bon Festival (Japan)
  • Victory over Japan Day (United States) 

Music

  • 1939 – “The Wizard of Oz” premiered in Hollywood, CA. Judy Garland became famous for the movie’s song “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.”
  • 1941 – “Au Revoir, Pleasant Dreams” was recorded by Ben Bernie and his orchestra.
  • 1958 – Buddy Holly and Maria Elena Santiago were married in a private ceremony at his parents home in Lubbock,TX.
  • 1965 – The Beatles set a record for having the largest single crowd at a concert at Shea Stadium in New York. Attendance was 56,000.
  • 1969 – The Woodstock Music and Art Fair began in Bethel, NY. The three-day concert featured 24 bands and drew over 400,000 people.
  • 1975 – Led Zeppelin’s album “In Through the Out Door” was released. This was the last album released by the band prior to the death of John Bonham.
  • 1980 – George Harrison’s book “I Me Mine” went on sale.
  • 1987 – On the tenth anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley thousands of people marched past his grave in Memphis, TN.
  • 1991 – Paul Simon played a free concert at New York’s Central Park in front of an estimated 750,000 people.
  • 1997 – Tony Nicole Tony Records filed suit against Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley of KISS for alleged intentional interference with KISS drummer Peter Criss’ contract with the label. The suit maintained that Simmons and Stanley convinced Criss to break his contract with the label.
  • 2006 – Deana Martin’s album “Memories Are Made of This” was released. The album featured her versions of many of her father’s hits and other hits by Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr.

Movies

  • 1986 – Manhunter released theatrically
  • 1986 – The Fly (1986) released theatrically
  • 1997 – Event Horizon released theatrically
  • 2003 – Freddy vs. Jason released theatrically
  • 2013 – Abandoned Mine released.

Famous Births

  • 1900 – Estelle Brody, American actress (d. 1995)
  • 1901 – Pyotr Novikov, Russian mathematician (d. 1975)
  • 1902 – Jan Campert, Dutch journalist and critic (d. 1943)
  • 1904 – George Klein, Canadian inventor, invented the Motorized wheelchair (d. 1992)
  • 1905 – Emile St. Godard, Canadian dog sled racer (d. 1948)
  • 1909 – Hugo Winterhalter, American composer and bandleader (d. 1973)
  • 1910 – Signe Hasso, Swedish actress (d. 2002)
  • 1912 – Julia Child, American chef and author (d. 2004)
  • 1912 – Wendy Hiller, English actress (d. 2003)
  • 1912 – Amir Khan, Indian singer (d. 1974)
  • 1914 – Paul Rand, American graphic designer and art director (d. 1996)
  • 1916 – Aleks Çaçi, Albanian author (d. 1989)
  • 1917 – Jack Lynch, Irish politician, 5th Taoiseach of Ireland (d. 1999)
  • 1917 – Óscar Romero, Salvadoran archbishop (d. 1980)
  • 1919 – Huntz Hall, American actor and singer (d. 1999)
  • 1919 – Benedict Kiely, Irish journalist and author (d. 2007)
  • 1919 – Dina Wadia, English-Pakistani daughter of Muhammad Ali Jinnah
  • 1921 – August Kowalczyk, Polish actor and director (d. 2012)
  • 1922 – Leonard Baskin, American sculptor and illustrator (d. 2000)
  • 1922 – Giorgos Mouzakis, Greek composer (d. 2005)
  • 1922 – Sabino Barinaga, Spanish footballer and manager (d. 1988)
  • 1923 – Rose Marie, American actress and singer
  • 1924 – Werner Abrolat, Russian-German actor (d. 1997)
  • 1924 – Robert Bolt, English playwright and screenwriter (d. 1995)
  • 1924 – Phyllis Schlafly, American activist
  • 1925 – Mike Connors, American actor and producer
  • 1925 – Münir Özkul, Turkish actor
  • 1925 – Oscar Peterson, Canadian pianist and composer (d. 2007)
  • 1925 – Bill Pinkney, American singer (The Drifters) (d. 2007)
  • 1925 – Erik Schmidt, Swedish-Majorcan painter and writer
  • 1926 – Sami Michael, Iraqi-Israeli author
  • 1926 – Julius Katchen, American pianist (d. 1969)
  • 1926 – John Silber, American academic (d. 2012)
  • 1926 – Konstantinos Stephanopoulos, Greek politician, 6th President of Greece
  • 1927 – Eddie Leadbeater, English cricketer (d. 2011)
  • 1928 – Carl Joachim Classen, German scholar (d. 2013)
  • 1928 – Malcolm Glazer, American businessman (d. 2014)
  • 1928 – Nicolas Roeg, English director and cinematographer
  • 1929 – Georgios Roubanis, Greek pole vaulter
  • 1930 – Ageeda Paavel, Estonian activist
  • 1931 – Paul McDowell, English actor and writer
  • 1932 – Jim Lange, American game show host (d. 2014)
  • 1932 – Johan Steyn, British judge
  • 1933 – Bobby Helms, American singer and guitarist (d. 1997)
  • 1934 – Bobby Byrd, American singer-songwriter and producer (The Famous Flames) (d. 2007)
  • 1934 – Reginald Scarlett, Jamaican cricketer and coach
  • 1935 – Jim Dale, English actor, singer, and screenwriter
  • 1935 – Vernon Jordan, American lawyer, businessman, and activist
  • 1935 – Lionel Taylor, American football player and coach
  • 1935 – Régine Deforges, French author, editor, director, and playwright (d. 2014)
  • 1936 – Rita Shane, American soprano
  • 1938 – Stephen Breyer, American judge
  • 1938 – Pran Kumar Sharma, Indian cartoonist (d. 2014)
  • 1938 – Maxine Waters, American educator and politician
  • 1938 – Janusz Zajdel, Polish author
  • 1940 – Gudrun Ensslin, German militant leader, founded Red Army Faction (d. 1977)
  • 1941 – Jim Brothers, American sculptor (d. 2013)
  • 1941 – Manolis Mavrommatis, Greek politician
  • 1941 – Lou Perryman, American actor (d. 2009)
  • 1943 – María Rojo, Mexican actress and politician
  • 1944 – Linda Ellerbee, American journalist and author
  • 1944 – Thomas J. Murphy, Jr., American politician, 56th Mayor of Pittsburgh
  • 1944 – Dimitris Sioufas, Greek lawyer and politician
  • 1944 – Sylvie Vartan, Bulgarian-French singer and actress
  • 1945 – Duffy Dyer, American baseball player and coach
  • 1945 – Gene Upshaw, American football player (d. 2008)
  • 1945 – Khaleda Zia, Bangladeshi politician, 9th Prime Minister of Bangladesh
  • 1946 – Tony Robinson, English actor, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1946 – Jimmy Webb, American singer-songwriter and pianist
  • 1947 – Raakhee, Indian actress
  • 1947 – Jenny Hanley, English actress
  • 1948 – Uschi Digard, Swedish porn actress and model
  • 1948 – Patsy Gallant, Canadian singer-songwriter and actress
  • 1948 – George Ryton, Singaporean-English engineer
  • 1949 – Beverly Burns, American pilot and captain
  • 1949 – Richard Deacon, Welsh sculptor
  • 1949 – Garry Disher, Australian author
  • 1949 – Mark B. Rosenberg, American academic
  • 1950 – Tommy Aldridge, American drummer (Motörhead, Whitesnake, Black Oak Arkansas, and Thin Lizzy)
  • 1950 – Tom Kelly, American baseball player and manager
  • 1950 – Anne, Princess Royal of the United Kingdom
  • 1951 – Ann Biderman, American screenwriter and producer
  • 1951 – Bobby Caldwell, American singer-songwriter
  • 1951 – John Childs, English cricketer
  • 1951 – Daba Diawara, Malian politician
  • 1951 – Ranjan Gunatilleke, Sri Lankan cricketer
  • 1952 – Chuck Burgi, American drummer and session musician
  • 1953 – Carol Thatcher, English journalist
  • 1953 – Mark Thatcher, English businessman
  • 1954 – Stieg Larsson, Swedish journalist and author (d. 2004)
  • 1954 – Hillar Mets, Estonian illustrator and animator
  • 1954 – Mary Jo Salter, American poet
  • 1956 – Lorraine Desmarais, Canadian pianist and composer
  • 1956 – Freedom Neruda, Ivorian journalist
  • 1957 – Željko Ivanek, Slovenian-American actor
  • 1958 – Simon Baron-Cohen, English-Canadian psychiatrist and author
  • 1958 – Laurie Bembenek, American murderer (d. 2010)
  • 1958 – Craig MacTavish, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
  • 1958 – Simple Kapadia, Indian actress and costume designer (d. 2009)
  • 1958 – Victor Shenderovich, Russian radio host
  • 1958 – Rondell Sheridan, American actor and director
  • 1959 – Scott Altman, American captain, pilot, and astronaut
  • 1961 – Ed Gillespie, American political strategist
  • 1961 – Gary Kubiak, American football player and coach
  • 1961 – Suhasini Maniratnam, Indian actress and screenwriter
  • 1961 – Arjun Sarja, Indian actor and director
  • 1962 – Tom Colicchio, American chef and author
  • 1962 – Vilja Savisaar-Toomast, Estonian politician
  • 1963 – Alejandro González Iñárritu, Mexican director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1963 – Lady Miss Kier, American singer-songwriter, DJ, and producer (Deee-Lite)
  • 1963 – Valery Levaneuski, Belarussian activist
  • 1963 – Jack Russell, England cricketer and coach
  • 1964 – Srihari, Indian actor and producer (d. 2013)
  • 1964 – Melinda Gates, American businesswoman and philanthropist, co-founded the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • 1965 – Rob Thomas, American author, screenwriter, and producer
  • 1966 – Scott Brosius, American baseball player and coach
  • 1966 – Shirley Kwan, Hong Kong singer, dancer, and actress
  • 1966 – Dimitris Papadopoulos, Greek basketball player and coach
  • 1967 – Peter Hermann, American actor
  • 1968 – Debra Messing, American actress, singer, and producer
  • 1969 – Kevin Cheng, American-Hong Kong singer and actor
  • 1969 – Bernard Fanning, Australian singer-songwriter (Powderfinger)
  • 1969 – Cris Judd, American actor, dancer, and choreographer
  • 1970 – Anthony Anderson, American comedian and actor
  • 1970 – Maddie Corman, American actress
  • 1970 – Ben Silverman, American television producer, founded Electus Studios
  • 1970 – Maya Soetoro-Ng, American educator
  • 1972 – Ben Affleck, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1972 – Jennifer Alexander, Canadian ballet dancer (d. 2007)
  • 1972 – Chris Morrissey, American actor and director
  • 1972 – Matthew Wood, American voice actor and sound engineer
  • 1973 – Amitabh Bhattacharjee, Indian actor
  • 1973 – Adnan Sami, English-Canadian singer-songwriter, pianist, and actor
  • 1973 – Atom Willard, American drummer (The Offspring, Rocket from the Crypt, Danko Jones, and The Special Goodness)
  • 1974 – Gry Bay, Danish actress and singer
  • 1974 – Natasha Henstridge, Canadian model and actress
  • 1974 – Tomasz Suwary, Polish footballer
  • 1975 – Bertrand Berry, American football player and radio host
  • 1975 – Vijay Bharadwaj, Indian cricketer and coach
  • 1975 – Brendan Morrison, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1975 – Kara Wolters, American basketball player
  • 1976 – Boudewijn Zenden, Dutch footballer and manager
  • 1977 – Martin Biron, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1977 – Igor Cassina, Italian gymnast
  • 1977 – Nicole Paggi, American actress
  • 1978 – Tim Foreman, American bass player (Switchfoot)
  • 1978 – Lilia Podkopayeva, Ukrainian gymnast
  • 1978 – Stavros Tziortziopoulos, Greek footballer
  • 1978 – Kerri Walsh Jennings, American volleyball player
  • 1979 – Carl Edwards, American race car driver
  • 1980 – Brandon Harrod, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1980 – Natalie Press, English actress
  • 1981 – Brendan Hansen, American swimmer
  • 1981 – Song Ji-hyo, South Korean model and actress
  • 1981 – Óliver Pérez, American baseball player
  • 1982 – Casey Burgener, American weightlifter
  • 1982 – Heather Carolin, American model and actress
  • 1982 – Tsuyoshi Hayashi, Japanese actor
  • 1982 – Cori Yarckin, American actress and singer
  • 1983 – Timati, Russian rapper, producer, and actor
  • 1983 – Jancarlos de Oliveira Barros, Brazilian footballer (d. 2013)
  • 1984 – Quinton Aaron, American actor
  • 1985 – Cogie Domingo, Filipino actor
  • 1985 – Leah Hackett, English actress
  • 1985 – Andrea Lewis, Canadian actress and singer
  • 1985 – Santiago Stieben, Argentinian actor
  • 1986 – Maria Fowler, English model and actress
  • 1986 – Natalia Kills, English singer-songwriter and actress
  • 1986 – Besik Kudukhov, Russian wrestler (d. 2013)
  • 1987 – Michel Kreder, Dutch cyclist
  • 1988 – Oussama Assaidi, Moroccan footballer
  • 1988 – Zaira Nara, Argentinian model and television host
  • 1989 – Joe Jonas, American singer-songwriter and actor (Jonas Brothers)
  • 1989 – Kristina Karjalainen, Estonian-Finnish beauty queen
  • 1989 – Carlos Pena, Jr., American singer-songwriter and actor (Big Time Rush)
  • 1989 – Belinda Peregrín, Spanish-Mexican singer-songwriter and actress
  • 1990 – Nyusha, Russian singer-songwriter and producer
  • 1990 – Aglaja Brix, German actress
  • 1990 – Jennifer Lawrence, American actress
  • 1990 – Toomas Raadik, Estonian basketball player
  • 1990 – Danny Verbeek, Dutch footballer
  • 1991 – Petja Piiroinen, Finnish snowboarder
  • 1993 – Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, English footballer
  • 1994 – Kosuke Hagino, Japanese swimmer
  • 1994 – Natalja Zabijako, Estonian pair skater
  • 1995 – Chief Keef, American rapper
  • 1995 – Yui Ogura, Japanese voice actress and singer

Deaths

  • 1907 – Joseph Joachim, Hungarian violinist, composer, and conductor (b. 1831)
  • 1909 – Euclides da Cunha, Brazilian sociologist and journalist (b. 1866)
  • 1917 – Thomas J. Higgins, American sergeant, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1831)
  • 1925 – Konrad Mägi, Estonian painter (b. 1878)
  • 1928 – Anatole von Hügel, Italian ethnologist, co-founded St Edmund’s College (b. 1854)
  • 1931 – Nigar Shikhlinskaya, Azerbaijani nurse (b. 1878)
  • 1934 – Leo O’Connell, American soccer player (b. 1883)
  • 1935 – Wiley Post, American pilot (b. 1898)
  • 1935 – Will Rogers, American actor, singer, and screenwriter (b. 1879)
  • 1935 – Paul Signac, French painter (b. 1863)
  • 1936 – Grazia Deledda, Italian author, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1871)
  • 1942 – Mahadev Desai, Indian activist and author (b. 1892)
  • 1945 – Korechika Anami, Japanese general (b. 1887)
  • 1951 – Artur Schnabel, Polish pianist and composer (b. 1882)
  • 1953 – Ludwig Prandtl, German physicist and engineer (b. 1875)
  • 1962 – Lei Feng, Chinese soldier (b. 1940)
  • 1967 – René Magritte, Belgian painter (b. 1898)
  • 1971 – Paul Lukas, Hungarian-American actor and singer (b. 1887)
  • 1975 – Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Bengali politician, 1st President of Bangladesh (b. 1920)
  • 1975 – Clay Shaw, American businessman (b. 1913)
  • 1981 – Carol Ryrie Brink, American author (b. 1895)
  • 1982 – Ernie Bushmiller, American cartoonist (b. 1905)
  • 1982 – Hugo Theorell, Swedish biochemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1903)
  • 1989 – Minoru Genda, Japanese pilot, general, and politician (b. 1904)
  • 1989 – Thrasyvoulos Tsakalotos, Greek general (b. 1897)
  • 1990 – Viktor Tsoi, Russian singer-songwriter (Kino) (b. 1962)
  • 1994 – Wout Wagtmans, Dutch cyclist (b. 1929)
  • 1995 – John Cameron Swayze, American journalist (b. 1906)
  • 1997 – Ida Gerhardt, Dutch poet (b. 1905)
  • 1999 – Hugh Casson, English architect (b. 1910)
  • 2001 – Richard Chelimo, Kenyan runner (b. 1972)
  • 2004 – Sune Bergström, Swedish biochemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1916)
  • 2004 – Semiha Berksoy, Turkish opera singer (b. 1910)
  • 2004 – Amarsinh Chaudhary, Indian politician, 8th Chief Minister of Gujarat (b. 1941)
  • 2005 – Bendapudi Venkata Satyanarayana, Indian dermatologist (b. 1927)
  • 2006 – Te Atairangikaahu, Māori queen (b. 1931)
  • 2006 – Rick Bourke, Australian rugby player (b. 1955)
  • 2006 – Coenraad Bron, Dutch computer scientist (b. 1937)
  • 2006 – Faas Wilkes, Dutch footballer (b. 1923)
  • 2007 – Richard Bradshaw, English conductor (b. 1944)
  • 2007 – John Gofman, American biologist, chemist, and physicist (b. 1918)
  • 2007 – Geoffrey Orbell, New Zealand physician (b. 1908)
  • 2007 – Sam Pollock, Canadian businessman (b. 1925)
  • 2008 – James Orthwein, American businessman (b. 1924)
  • 2008 – Heinz-Ludwig Schmidt, German footballer and manager (b. 1920)
  • 2008 – Leroy Sievers, American journalist (b. 1955)
  • 2008 – Vic Toweel, South African boxer (b. 1929)
  • 2008 – Jerry Wexler, American music producer and journalist (b. 1917)
  • 2009 – Virginia Davis, American actor (b. 1918)
  • 2010 – Denis E. Dillon, American politician (b. 1933)
  • 2011 – Michael Legat, English author (b. 1923)
  • 2011 – Rick Rypien, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1984)
  • 2012 – Bob Birch, American bass player and saxophonist (b. 1956)
  • 2012 – Altamiro Carrilho, Brazilian flute player and composer (b. 1924)
  • 2012 – Biff Elliot, American actor (b. 1923)
  • 2012 – Punch Gunalan, Malaysian badminton player (b. 1944)
  • 2012 – Harry Harrison, American author (b. 1925)
  • 2012 – Müşfik Kenter, Turkish actor (b. 1932)
  • 2012 – Carina Moberg, Swedish politician (b. 1966)
  • 2012 – Mitchell Todd, Scottish rugby player (b. 1991)
  • 2012 – Ray Whitney, English politician (b. 1930)
  • 2012 – Arben Xhaferi, Macedonian politician and activist (b. 1948)
  • 2013 – S. M. Laljan Basha, Indian politician (b. 1957)
  • 2013 – Bert Lance, American civil servant, 23rd Director of the Office of Management and Budget (b. 1931)
  • 2013 – William S. Livingston, American political scientist and academic (b. 1920)
  • 2013 – Rosalía Mera, Spanish businesswoman, co-founded Inditex and Zara (b. 1944)
  • 2013 – Sławomir Mrożek, Polish-French author and playwright (b. 1930)
  • 2013 – August Schellenberg, Canadian-American actor (b. 1936)
  • 2013 – Marich Man Singh Shrestha, Nepali politician, 28th Prime Minister of Nepal (b. 1942)
  • 2013 – Jacques Vergès, Thai-French lawyer (b. 1925)
  • 2013 – Pat Wiggins, American politician (b. 1940)



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