Famous Deaths on 31st August

Deaths 1 - 115 of 115

651 - Saint Aidan of Lindisfarne, Irish bishop and missionary
683 - Pacal II ruler of the Maya polity of Palenque
1056 - Theodora, Byzantine Empress (b. 981)
1057 - Leofric, count of Mercia/husband of Lady Godiva, dies
1158 - Sancho III, King of Castile, dies
1218 - Al-Malik ab-Adil/Saphadin/Saif al-Din), brother of Saladin, dies
1234 - Emperor Go-Horikawa of Japan (b. 1212)
1372 - Ralph Stafford, 1st Earl of Stafford, English soldier (b. 1301)
1422 - Henry V, King of England (1413-22)/France (1416-19), dies
1590 - Floris Thin, politician/land advocate of Utrecht, dies
1604 - Giovanale Ancina, composer, dies at 58
1616 - Gemignano Capilupi, composer, dies at 43
1631 - Nicolaus Erich, composer, dies at 43
1638 - John Ward, composer, dies at 67
1645 - Francesco Bracciolini, Italian poet (b. 1566)
1654 - Ole Worm, Danish physician (b. 1588)
1667 - Johann Rist, composer, dies at 60
1688 - John Bunyan, preacher/novelist/author (Pilgrim's Progress), dies
1730 - Gottfried Finger, Czech composer (b. 1660?)
1741 - Johann Gottlieb Heineccius, German jurist (b. 1681)
1772 - William Borlase, English naturalist (b. 1695)
1795 - Francois-Andre Danican Philidor, composer, dies at 68
1799 - Nicolas-Henri Jardin, French architect (b. 1720)
1805 - Joseph Marie Clement dall' Abaco, composer, dies at 95
1814 - Arthur Phillip, British admiral, first Governor of New South Wales (b. 1738)
1832 - Jean Nicolas Auguste Kreutzer, composer, dies at 53
1862 - George William Taylor, US Union brig-general, dies in battle
1862 - Ignaz Assmayer, composer, dies at 72
1864 - Ferdinand Lassalle, French politician (ADA), dies at 39
1867 - [Pierre-]Charles Baudelaire, Fren poet (Journaux Intimes), dies at 46
1869 - Mary Ward, Irish scientist, first automobile accident victim (b. 1827)
1873 - Charles F Pahud de Montagnes, gov-gen (Dutch East Indies), dies at 70
1875 - Oskar Peschel, German geographer (Physicist Erdkunde), dies at 49
1879 - William Barber, 6th US chief engraver (1844-79), dies
First Victim of Jack the Ripper Mary Ann NicholsFirst Victim of Jack the Ripper Mary Ann Nichols (1888) 1888 - Mary Ann Nichols, a 42-year-old prostitute, was found stabbed to death in London, 1st of at least five murders by Jack the Ripper
1902 - Mathilde Wesendonk, German author/poetess, dies at 73
1910 - Emils Darzins, composer, dies at 34
1918 - Joe English, Irish/Flemish signaler (WW I), dies at 36
1920 - Wilhelm Wundt, German physiologist/psychologist/philosopher, dies
1931 - Marcel Planiol, French private law scholar, dies
1934 - Johan H A Schaper, Dutch MP (SDAP), dies
1935 - Abraham Isaac Kook, rabbi/author (Hokhmat Ha-kodesh), dies
1940 - Johanna "Annie" Bakker, revue-artists/singer/actress, dies at 58
1940 - Georges Gauthier, French Canadian Roman Catholic archbishop of Montreal (b. 1871)
1941 - Marian Zwetajewa, writer, dies
1941 - Marina Tsvetaeva, Russian poet (b. 1892)
1942 - Von Bismarck, German major general, (Africa Corps), dies in battle
1944 - Killinger, German ambassador to Romania, commits suicide
1946 - Paul August von Klenau, Danish opera composer/conductor, dies at 63
1948 - Andrei A Zjdanov, Rus politician (against kosmopolitism), dies at 52
1948 - Billy Laughlin, American actor (b. 1932)
1949 - Andre Debierne, French chemist/physicist (actinium), dies
1949 - Paul Hoffer, composer, dies at 53
1952 - Henri Bourassa, French Canadian political leader (b. 1868)
1959 - Charles Delaney, dies at 67
1963 - George F Broque, cubist painter, dies at 81 in Paris
1963 - Georges Braque, French painter (b. 1882)
1964 - Carole Coleman, singer (Make Mine Music), dies at 42
1966 - Kasimir Edschmid, [Karl E Schmidt], German writer, dies at 75
1967 - Ilja G Ehrenburg, Russian poet/writer (9th wave), dies at 76
1967 - Michael Fitzmaurice, dies of lymphoma at 59
1968 - Dennis O'Keefe, actor (Suspicion), dies of lung cancer at 60
1968 - George P Gooch, English historian/House of Commons leader, dies
1969 - Ottmar Gerster, composer, dies at 72
Heavyweight Boxing Champion Rocky MarcianoHeavyweight Boxing Champion Rocky Marciano (1969) 1969 - Rocky Marciano, former heavyweight champ, dies in a plane crash at 45
1973 - John Ford, US director (Mary of Scotland, Stagecoach), dies at 78
1973 - Raymond Keane, dies at 66
1973 - Stan Worthington, English cricket pace bowler (9 Tests 1930-36), dies
1974 - William Pershing Benedict, American pilot
1974 - Norman Kirk, New Zealand prime minister (b. 1923
1975 - Pierre Blaise, French actor (Lacombe Lucien), dies at 24
1976 - Kornelis H Miskotte, theologist (If the Gods Keep Silent), dies at 81
1978 - John Wrathall, President of Rhodesia (b. 1913)
1979 - E J "Tiger" Smith, England cricket wicket-keeper 1911-14), dies
1979 - Sally Rand, stripper, dies at 75
1981 - Joseph H Hirschhorn, US art collector/founder H Museum, dies at 82
1981 - Victor Trumper Jr, cricketer (7 games for NSW, 74 runs 12 wkts), dies
1985 - Frank Macfarlane Burnet, Australian biologist, Nobel laureate (b. 1899)
1986 - Henry Moore, English sculptor/cartoonist, dies at 88
Film director John FordFilm director John Ford (1973) 1986 - Urho K Kekkonen, premier/president of Finland, dies at 85
1990 - Johnny Lindsay, cricketer (South African wicket-keeper 1947), dies
1990 - Nat (Sweetwater) Clifton, NY Knick, dies at 65 of a heart attack
1991 - Leigh Watson, US aviation pioneer/air force general, dies at 93
1993 - Gerben Wagenaar, Dutch resistance fighter (communist), dies at 80
1994 - Artur Balsam, Polish/US pianist, dies at 88
1994 - Barbara Hammer Avedon, scriptwriter, dies at 69
1994 - Norman "Doc" Jones, bassist, dies at 68
1995 - Beant Singh, PM of Punjab province of India, assassinated at 73
1995 - David Farrar, actor (Beat Girl, I Accuse, Watusi), dies at 87
1995 - David Richard Holloway, literary Editor, dies at 71
1995 - Hajime Miterai, industrialist, dies at 56
1995 - Horst Janssen, graphic Artist, dies at 65
1995 - John Erik Jonsson, businessman/Mayor of Dallas, dies at 93
1996 - David Scott, priest, dies at 72
1996 - Harald James Penrose, pilot, dies at 92
1996 - Ljuba Welitsch, opera singer, dies at 83
1996 - Milton "Tippy" Larkin, band leader, dies at 85
Princess of Wales Diana SpencerPrincess of Wales Diana Spencer (1997) 1997 - Diana Spencer, Princess of Wales, dies in car crash in Paris at 36
2000 - Patricia Owens, Canadian actress (b. 1925)
2002 - Lionel Hampton, American vibraphone player (b. 1908)
2002 - George Porter, English chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1920)
2004 - Carl Wayne, English singer (b. 1943)
2005 - Michael Sheard, British actor (b. 1940)
2005 - Joseph Rotblat, Polish-British physicist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1908)
2006 - Tom Delaney, British racing driver (b. 1911)
2006 - Derrick Wayne Frazier, American convicted murderer (b. 1977)
2006 - Mohamed Abdelwahab, Egyptian footballer (b. 1983)
2007 - Gay Brewer, American golfer (b. 1932)
2007 - Karloff Lagarde, Mexican professional wrestler (b. 1928)
2008 - Jerry Reed, American country music singer and actor (b. 1937)
2008 - Ike Pappas, American news correspondent (b. 1933)
2009 - EraƱo Manalo, Filipino religious figure (b. 1925)
2010 - Laurent Fignon, French bicycle racer (b. 1960)
2011 - Wade Belak, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1976)
2013 - David Frost, British broadcaster, dies from a heart attack at 74

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