Famous Deaths on 23rd August

Deaths 1 - 113 of 113

93 - Gnaeus Julius Agricola, Roman Governor of Britain (b. 40)
634 - Aboe Bekr Abd Allah, [al-Siddik], friend/successor of Mohammed and Caliph, dies
1106 - Magnus, Duke of Saxony
1176 - Emperor Rokujo of Japan (b. 1164)
1305 - William Wallace, Scottish patriot, hanged, disemboweled & beheaded at Smithfield London
1328 - Nicolaas Zannekin, leader of rebel Flemish farmers, dies in battle
1387 - King Olav IV of Norway (b. 1370)
1507 - Jean Molinet, Burgundy historian (Chroniques), dies at about 72
1519 - Philibert Berthelier, Swiss patriot
1540 - Guillaume Budé, French scholar
1591 - Luis de Leon, scholar/poet, dies
1618 - Gerbrant A Bredero, poet/playwright (Moortje), dies at 33
1628 - George Viliers, 1st duke of Buckingham, assassinated by Felton at 36
Scottish nobleman William WallaceScottish nobleman William Wallace (1305) 1652 - John Byron, 1st Baron Byron, English royalist politician (b. 1600)
1668 - Artus Quellinus, Flemish sculptor (Amsterdam townhall), dies
1706 - Colonel Edward Nott, Esq., British Crown Governor of Virginia (b. 1654)
1723 - Antoine Mouque, composer, dies at 64
1723 - Increase Mather, New England Puritan minister (b. 1639)
1777 - Giuseppe Sellitto, composer, dies at 77
1802 - Corona Elizabeth Wilhelmine Schroter, composer, dies at 51
1806 - Charles Augustin de Coulomb, Fren physicist (coulometrie), dies at 70
1813 - Alexander Wilson, Scottish-born ornithologist (b. 1766)
1819 - Oliver Hazard Perry, naval hero, dies on 34th birthday
1825 - Amos Bull, composer, dies at 81
1831 - August WA Grave von Gneisenau, Prussian fieldmarshal, dies at 70
1839 - Charles Philippe Lafont, composer, dies at 57
1853 - Alexander Calder, first mayor of Beaumont, Texas (b. 1806)
1867 - Auguste-Marseille Barthélemy, French poet (b. 1796)
1878 - Adolf Fredrik Lindblad, composer, dies at 77
1892 - Deodoro da Fonseca, 1st President of Brazil (b. 1827)
1898 - Joseph Robinson, composer, dies at 82
1903 - Paul J C Gabriel, Dutch water colors painter/etcher, dies at 75
1914 - Felix Fivet, Belgian baby, executed by German troops at 3 weeks
1914 - George A Pogson, British consul in Puerto Rico, dies
Silent Film Star Rudolph ValentinoSilent Film Star Rudolph Valentino (1926) 1926 - Rudolph Valentino, silent movie idol (Sheik), dies in NY at 31
1927 - Nicola Sacco & Bartolomeo Vanzetti, executed in Mass
1929 - Charles Van de Woestijne, Flemish writer/poet (God on Sea), dies
1933 - Adolph Loos, Austrian architect, dies at 62
1937 - Albert Charles Paul Marie Roussel, composer, dies at 68
1939 - Sidney Coe Howard, playwright (Silver Cord, Pulitzer 1925), dies at 48
1941 - Jack O'Connor, cricketer (four Tests for Aust 1908-09, 13 wkts), dies
1943 - Johann P Zilcher, German composer, dies at 88
1944 - Nikolay Andreyevich Roslavets, composer, dies at 63
1955 - Reginald Tate, British actor (b. 1896)
1956 - ... Kennedy, daughter of future Pres Kennedy, dies same day
1958 - Martin du Gard, writer, dies
1960 - Oscar Hammerstein II, Broadway librettist, dies at 65
1962 - Hoot Gibson, silent screen cowboy actor (Last Outlaw), dies at 70
1962 - Irving Fine, composer (Toccata), dies at 47
1962 - Walter Anderson, German folklorist (b. 1885)
1963 - Glen Gray, American jazz musician and leader of the Casa Loma Orchestra (b. 1900)
1965 - John Bata, Czech shoe manufacturer, dies at 67
1966 - Francis Xavier Bushman, actor (Ben-Hur), dies at 83
1967 - Georges Berger, Belgian racing driver (b. 1918)
1970 - Nel Rose, dancer, dies at 55
1971 - Gisela Hernandez Gonzalo, composer, dies at 58
1971 - Oliver F McGowan, actor (Banning, Stagecoach), dies at 64
1971 - The original Shamu, Sea World orca
1972 - Balis Dvarionas, composer, dies at 68
1974 - Roberto Assagioli, Italian psychiatrist (b. 1888)
1975 - Hank Patterson, actor (Fred Ziffel-Green Acres), dies at 87
1977 - Sebastian Cabot, actor (Giles French-Family Affair), dies at 59
1979 - Mian Mohammad Saeed, cricketer (1st Pakistan capt 1948-49), dies
1979 - Richard Hearne, actor (Capt Horatio Hornblower), dies at 70
1980 - Norman Shelley, English radio actor (Churchill's Speech), dies at 77
1982 - Alberto Cavalcanti, Brazilian director (Herr Puntila), dies at 85
1982 - Stanford Moore, US biochemist (Nobel 1977), dies
1986 - Charles Janssens, Belgian actor (Mira, Malpertuis), dies at 80
1987 - Siegfried Borris, composer, dies at 80
1987 - Didier Pironi, French racing car driver (b. 1952)
1989 - Helen le Clerq, Dutch dancer, dies
1989 - R. D. Laing, Scottish psychiatrist (anti-psychiatry), dies of a heart attack at 61
1989 - Yusef Hawkins, shot by 30 whites in Bensonhurst because he's black
1989 - Mohammed Abed Elhai, Sudanese writer and academic (b. 1944)
1990 - David Rose, composer (Holiday for Strings, Stripper), dies at 80
1991 - Florence B Seibert, bio-chemist (TB), dies at 93
1992 - Malcolm Atterbury, actor (7 Days in May, Wild River), dies at 85
1992 - Virginia Sale-Wren, entertainer, dies of heart failure at 92
1992 - Wayne McLaren, Marlboro Man, dies of lung cancer at 51
1993 - Charles Scorsese, actor (Cape Fear, Goodfellas, Wise Guys), dies at 80
1993 - Edwina Lewis, actress (Boy Who Cried Bitch), dies of heart attack 42
1993 - Victorine Hefting, historian/wife of Bert Baker, dies at 88
1994 - Henri Rousselot, admiral, dies at 82
1994 - Paolo Volponi, Italian communist/author (Machina Mondiale), dies at 70
1994 - Rabah Stambouli, Algerian sociologist/politician, murdered at 65
1994 - Richard Jock Kinneir, graphic designer, dies at 77
1995 - Alfred Eisenstaedt, photojournalist, dies at 96
1995 - Arthur Holt, politician, dies at 81
1995 - Dwayne Rudolph Goettel, musician, dies at 31
1995 - Hedda J Garza, writer/political activist, dies at 66
1995 - James Pilditch, designer, dies at 66
1995 - Johnny Carey, soccer star, dies at 76
1995 - Vincent Gordon Lindsay White, tycoon, dies at 72
1997 - Eric Gairy, first PM of Grenada (1974-79), dies at 75
1999 - Norman Wexler, American screenwriter (b.1926)
1999 - James White, Northern Irish writer (b. 1928)
2000 - John Anthony Kaiser, Roman Catholic priest (b. 1932)
2001 - Kathleen Freeman, American actress (b. 1919)
2001 - Peter Maas, American novelist (b. 1929)
2002 - Hoyt Wilhelm, American baseball player (b. 1922)
2003 - Jack Dyer, Australian rules footballer (b. 1913)
2003 - John Geoghan, American Catholic priest (b. 1935)
2003 - Bobby Bonds, American baseball player and manager (b. 1946)
2005 - Brock Peters, American actor (b. 1927)
2005 - Ninjalicious, Canadian author and urban explorer (b. 1973)
2006 - Maynard Ferguson, Canadian jazz trumpeter and bandleader (b. 1928)
Paranormal Investigator Ed WarrenParanormal Investigator Ed Warren (2006) 2006 - Ed Warren, American paranormal investigator, dies at 79
2007 - Robert Symonds, American actor (b. 1926)
2008 - John Russell, British-born American art critic and author
2012 - Steve Van Buren, American Hall of Fame NFL halfback, dies from pneumonia at 91
2012 - Jerry Nelson, American puppeteer, dies from prostate cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at 78
2013 - William Glasser, American psychiatrist, dies from respiratory failure from pneumonia at 88
2013 - David Garrick, English singer, dies at 67

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