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1876Wild Bill Hickok, shot dead (from behind) by Jack McCall while playing poker. He held a pair of Aces & a pair of 8's

1859Horace Mann, American education advocate, dies at 63

1923warren harding, 29th Pres (1921-23), dies at Palace Hotel SF at 57

1922Alexander Graham Bell, Scottish inventor (telephone), dies at 75

August 2nd Deaths
Date Event
257
St Stephen I, bishop of Rome (Pope) (254-57)/heretic fighter, dies 
640
Severinus, Italian Pope (640), dies 
686
Pope John V, 1st Greek-Syrian Pope (685-86) dies 
924
Ælfweard of Wessex 
1002
Abu Amir Mohammed ibn Abd allah ibn Mohammed ibn Abi Amir, dies at 64 
1075
John VIII Xiphilinus, theologian/patriarch of Constantinople, dies 
1100
William II, [Rufus], king of England, shot in New Forest at 44 
1222
Count Raymond VI of Toulouse (b. 1156) 
1511
Andrew Barton, Scottish naval leader 
1512
Alessandro Achillini, Italian physician/philosopher, dies at 48 
1589
Henry III, king of Poland/France (1573-89), assassinated at 37 
1600
Arent van Dorp, Dutch governor of East-Zealand, dies at about 70 
1611
Kato Kiyomasa, Japanese warlord and samurai (b. 1562) 
1649
Elisabeth Bas, wife of Dutch Adm Swartenhondt, dies at about 78 
1655
Alfonso de la Cueva, Spanish marquis of Bedmar/diplomat, dies at 83 
1696
Robert Campbell of Glenlyon, Scottish military commander (b. 1630) 
1769
Daniel Finch, 8th Earl of Winchilsea, English politician (b. 1689) 
1776
Louis François I, Prince of Conti, French military leader (b. 1717) 
1788
Thomas Gainsborough, English painter (Blue Boy), dies at 61 
1792
Nathanael Gottfried Gruner, composer, dies at 60 
1799
Jacques-Etienne Montgolfier, French inventor, dies at 54 
1811
William Williams, US merchant/signer (Decl of Indep), dies at 80 
1815
Guillaume Marie Anne Brune, French marshal (b. 1763) 
1823
Lazare Carnot, French general, politician, and mathematician (b. 1753) 
1827
James Hewitt, composer, dies at 57 
1849
Governor Muhammad Ali of Egypt (b. 1769) 
1858
A Emma WT von Waldeck-Pyrmont, queen/regent, dies at 76 
1859
Horace Mann, American education advocate, dies at 63 
1869
Alexandrine Tinne, Dutch explorer/photographer, murdered at 30+ 
1872
Judocus Smits, Dutch RC newspaper publisher (De Tijd), dies at 59 
1873
Frank Mori, composer, dies at 53 
1876
Wild Bill Hickok, shot dead (from behind) by Jack McCall while playing poker. He held a pair of Aces & a pair of 8's 
1880
Juan Eugenio Hartzenbusch, Los amantes de Teruel 
1881
Marcus Andrews Hislop Clarke, author (His Natural Life) at 35 
1881
Marcus Clarke, For the Term of His Natural Life 
1889
Eduardo Gutiérrez, Argentinian author (b. 1851) 
1889
Eduardo Gutiérrez, Juan Moreira 
1895
Joseph Thomson, Scottish geologist and early African explorer (Thomson's Gazelle), dies of pneumonia at 37 
1903
Edmond Nocard, French veterinarian (b. 1850) 
1914
Gabriel Edouard Xavier Dupont, composer, dies at 36 
1916
Hamish MacCunn, composer, dies at 48 
1920
Ormer Locklear, American stunt pilot (b. 1891) 
1920
Ormer Locklear, The Skywayman 
1920
George W. Anson, The President's Special 
1920
Milton 'Skeets' Elliott, The Skywayman 
1921
Enrico Caruso, Italian opera singer, dies at 48 
1921
Enrico Caruso, Match Point 
1922
Alexander Graham Bell, Scottish inventor (telephone), dies at 75 
1922
[Wilhel]Mina JPR Kruseman, Dutch author/feminist, dies at 82 
1922
Alexander Graham Bell, Animated Weekly, No. 12 
1923
warren harding, 29th Pres (1921-23), dies at Palace Hotel SF at 57 
1923
Warren G. Harding, Redskins Pay Tribute to Big Chief Harding 
1924
Margaret Sidney, Five Little Peppers and How They Grew 
1929
Mae Costello, American actress (b. 1882) 
1929
Leo Wood, The Aviator 
1931
William 'Shorty' Blanche, Sally of the Sawdust 
1932
Gheorghe Cucu, composer, dies at 50 
1932
Oili Siikaniemi, Sano se suomeksi 
1933
Louis Evan Shipman, John Ermine of Yellowstone 
1934
Paul Ludwig Hans Anton von Hindenburg, soldier/statesman, dies at 86 
1934
Lucille Young, Margie of the Underworld 
1934
Paul von Hindenburg, Hindenburg 
1935
Madge Hunt, Auntie's Ante 
1936
Louis Blériot, French aviator who made the first flight across the English Channel in a heavier than air aircraft, dies of a heart attack at 64 
1936
Edward Reinach, A Man's Past 
1936
Mary Raymond Shipman Andrews, The Perfect Tribute 
1936
Louis Blériot, Aeroplane Contests at Rheims 
1938
Bjarni Thorsteinsson, composer, dies at 76 
1938
Charles A. Logue, Dracula 
1938
Charles Logue, The Drake Case 
1939
Harvey Spencer Lewis, American Rosicrucian mystic (b. 1883) 
1941
Jose Juan Tablada, Mexican poet (La Feria), dies at 70 
1941
Eugene Clifford, Scarlet Saint 
1941
Marieluise Claudius, Two Merry Adventurers 
1942
Friedrich Aereboe, Dutch landlord, dies at 77 
1942
Robert Welles Ritchie, Two Moons 
1943
Mathilde Sussin, Frühlingserwachen 
1944
Owen Rutter, Once in a New Moon 
1945
Emil Nikolaus von Reznicek, composer (Donna Diana), dies at 85 
1945
Pietro Mascagni, Italian composer (Cavalleria Rusticana), dies at 81 
1945
Fiske O'Hara, Paddy the Next Best Thing 
1945
Pietro Mascagni, Raging Bull 
1947
Sidney P. Dones, Reformation 
1948
Georges Gorby, La conscience de Monsieur Cachalot 
1949
Charles Oelze, Dogs of War 
1949
Harry Frazer, Chappie's Code 
1950
Nina Boucicault, Juggernaut 
1951
Max Terr, The Gold Rush 
1952
Carl Lamac, Bílý ráj 
1952
Charles K. French, A Woman of Paris: A Drama of Fate 
1952
J. Farrell MacDonald, Sunrise 
1952
Victoria Cross, Notte di tentazione 
1954
Rene Amengual, composer, dies at 42 
1954
Bruno Tyron, Højt paa en kvist 
1954
Josef Lebzelter, Wetterleuchten am Dachstein 
1954
Georg Berthelsen, Haanden, der griber 
1955
Ruprecht, crown prince of Bayern/general-fieldmarshal, dies 
1955
Wallace Stevens, US poet/writer (Owl's Clover), dies at 75 
1955
Alfred Lépine, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1901) 
1955
Wallace Stevens, Thirteen Ways... 
1956
Albert Woolson, last veteran US Union army, dies at 109 
1956
Adorján Nagy, A szerelem mindent legyöz 
1957
Ebbe Neergaard, Mødrehjælpen 
1957
H. Sheridan Bickers, Her Body in Bond 
1957
J.D. Kendis, Gambling with Souls 
1957
Reed Heustis, The Strong Man 
1958
Joseph Holbrooke, English pianist/composer (3 Blind Mice), dies at 80 
1959
Prospero Bisquertt, composer, dies at 78 
1959
Jean Benoît-Lévy, Ballerina 
1960
Annette DeFoe, An Aerial Joy Ride 
1961
Giovanni B Angioletti, Italian writer (I grandi ospiti), dies at 64 
1961
Giovan Battista Angioletti, L'ebreo errante 
1961
Christian Eriksen, De pokkers unger 
1962
Fleming Ward, The Invisible Bond 
1963
Oliver Hazzard Perry La Farge, US anthropologist/writer, dies at 61 
1964
Jack Kirkwood, actor (Fibber McGee & Molly), dies at 69 
1964
Jose Maria Castro, composer, dies at 71 
1965
Milton B Babbitt, US composer (Widow's Lament), dies at 49 
1965
N. Howell Furman, American Chemist whose work on separating uranium contributed to the development of the atomic bomb, dies at 73 
1967
Claude A Barnett, founder (Associated Negro Press), dies at 77 
1969
Clarence Dickinson, composer, dies at 96 
1971
Ludwig Marcuse, German philosopher, dies at 77 
1972
Brian Cole, vocalist/bassist (Association), dies of overdose at 29 
1972
Paul Goodman, US social critic/writer, dies at 60 
1972
Rudolf Ganz, composer, dies at 95 
1972
Helen Hoyt, American poet (b. 1887) 
1973
Jean-Pierre Melville, director (Bob Le Flambeur), dies at 57 
1974
W. Douglas Hawkes, British racing driver (b. 1893) 
1975
Jean Yarbrough, Jack and the Beanstalk 
1976
Fritz Lang, director (Cloak & Dagger, Metropolis), dies at 85 
1976
Evangelina Sobredo, Three Days with the Family 
1976
Fritz Lang, M 
1978
Carlos Chavez y Ramires, Mexican composer, dies at 79 
1978
Satomi Myodo, Zen nun/attendant of Hakuun Yasutani Roshi, dies at 82 
1978
Totie Fields, [Sophie Feldman], comedienne, dies at about 48 
1978
Carlos Chavez, Sinfonia de México 
1979
Thurmon Munson, NY Yankee, killed in a plane crash at Akron Oh at 32 
1980
Verdun John Scott, cricketer (ten Tests for NZ), dies 
1980
Donald Ogden Stewart, The Philadelphia Story 
1980
Tamara Daykarhanova, A Dream of Kings 
1980
Gigi Ballista, Midnight Express 
1982
Cathleen Nesbitt, English actress (Separate Tables), dies at 93 
1982
Rudolf Maros, composer, dies at 65 
1982
Cathleen Nesbitt, An Affair to Remember 
1982
Rudolf Maros, As You Like It 
1982
Gunnar Bärlund, Hieronta on poikaa!! 
1982
James Davis, Fritz the Cat 
1983
James Jamerson, Standing in the Shadows of Motown 
1983
János Fülöp, Keresztút 
1984
Malcolm Curley, When the Legends Die 
1984
Kenneth Lundeen, Tentacles 
1984
Marian Lacz, Teddy Bear 
1984
Quirino Cristiani, El apóstol 
1985
Frank Faylen, vaudevillian, dies of pneumonia at 79 
1985
Sandy Bell, South African cricket pace bowler (16 Tests), dies 
1985
Bob Holt, Wizards 
1985
June Harlow, The Velvet Trap 
1985
Karl-Heinz Stroux, Der große Mandarin 
1985
Renato Leduc, A Renato Leduc 
1985
Frank Faylen, It's a Wonderful Life 
1985
Iris Ashton, The Lamplighter 
1986
Roy Marcus Cohn, US lawyer (Joseph McCarthy), dies 
1986
Roy Cohn, American politician (b. 1927) 
1986
Isaak Shmaruk, Sudba Mariny 
1986
Roy M. Cohn, How Should Ex-Communists Cooperate? 
1987
Myron Stout, US abstract artist, dies at 79 
1987
Dave Martin, When the Boys Meet the Girls 
1988
Raymond Carver, poet/short story writer (Furious Season), dies at 50 
1988
Roger Vuataz, composer, dies at 90 
1988
Joe Carcione, American consumer advocate (b. 1914) 
1988
Joe Carcione, Episode #2.76 
1988
Raymond Carver, Birdman: Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) 
1988
Robert Emmet Smith, Operation Petticoat 
1988
Valle Resko, 'Jees, olympialaiset', sanoi Ryhmy 
1989
Friedl Behn-Grund, Murderers Among Us 
1989
Luiz Gonzaga, Rio, I Love You 
1989
Leif Mønsted, Corny 
1989
Marcel Stern, Meetings 
1989
John Hirsch, Peep Show 
1990
Norman Mclean, American writer (b. 1902) 
1990
Edwin Richfield, British actor (b. 1921) 
1990
Adonias Filho, Um Anjo Mau 
1990
Norman Maclean, A River Runs Through It 
1990
Edwin Richfield, Five Million Years to Earth 
1990
Carmen Beretta, Paris in the Spring 
1990
Al Rosen, The Triangle 
1991
Helen Page Camp 
1991
Tom Orme, The Best Dressed Man 
1991
Marcel Blistène, Le sorcier du ciel 
1992
Ephraim Katz, Israeli/US encyclopedist (film encyclopedia), dies 
1992
Jim Whaley, TV host (Cinema Showcase), dies of heart attack at 44 
1992
Julio C Fernandez, Cuban/US journalist (founder Alma Mater), dies 
1992
Michel Berges, French composer, dies of a heart attack at 44 
1992
Michel Berger, 8 Women 
1992
Rafe Blasi, Groundhog Day 
1992
Thomas W. Blackburn, Cheyenne 
1992
Howard Phillips, The Last Mile 
1992
James Donnelly, The Swappers 
1992
Joe Dixie, Haie vor Helgoland 
1993
Kamal Mitra, Barnali 
1993
Bernard Jaffe, True Love 
1993
Bob Kanter, The Thin Red Line 
1994
Bhagwatpersad Ausan, commandant Suriname military police, dies at 38 
1994
Hugo Soto, Man Facing Southeast 
1994
Bert Freed, Paths of Glory 
1995
Brian Smith, British sportscaster, dies 
1995
Colin Gray, airman, dies at 80 
1995
Al Adamson, Dracula vs. Frankenstein 
1995
Lillian Bronson, In the Good Old Summertime 
1995
Janet Ward, Night Moves 
1995
Yuriy Koval, Nedopesok Napoleon III 
1995
Irja Ranin, Linnasta linnaan 
1995
Irwin Bazelon, Wilma 
1996
Humphrey Fisher, TV Producer, dies at 72 
1996
Michel Debre, PM of France in (1959-62), dies 
1996
U Hia Than, politician, dies at 52 
1996
Humphrey Fisher, A Queen Is Crowned 
1996
Michel Debré, Lazare Carnot ou Le glaive de la révolution 
1996
Vili Auvinen, Vikaa jossakin 
1996
Paul Dallas, Stargate 
1997
William S Burroughs, author (Naked Lunch), dies at 83 
1997
Fela Anikulapo Kuti, Nigerian musician (b. 1938) 
1997
James Krüss, Prodannyy smekh 
1997
Ricardo Muñoz Suay, The Moment of Truth 
1997
William Cowley, Dennis' Paper Drive 
1997
Fela Kuti, The Visitor 
1997
William S. Burroughs, Naked Lunch 
1998
Shari Lewis, American puppeteer (b. 1933) 
1998
Nate Smidt, Loosiers 
1998
Ralph Bell, Guiding Light 
1998
Shari Lewis, A Picture of Us 
1998
Freddy Scorticati, ¡Tango! 
1998
John Birkinshaw, Full Metal Jacket 
1998
Mapy Cortés, Un beso en la noche 
1999
Willie Morris, My Dog Skip 
1999
Donn Davison, Moonshiner's Woman 
1999
Jan Moonen, Ik ben Joep Meloen 
1999
Leroy Vinnegar, Deceiver 
1999
Donald Chaffin, Fletch 
2000
Belva Lannan, Singin' in the Rain 
2000
Tony Maffatone, Rambo: First Blood Part II 
2000
Adolf Scherbaum, 10 Jahre ARD-Fernsehlotterie - Ein Platz an der Sonne für jung und alt 
2000
Patricia Moyes, School for Scoundrels 
2000
Zofia Gall, Szkoda twoich lez 
2000
Tony McCoy, Bride of the Monster 
2000
Gyearbuor Asante, Local Hero 
2001
Ron Townson, American singer (The Fifth Dimension) (b. 1933) 
2001
Ron Townson, The 5th Dimension Traveling Sunshine Show 
2001
Zygmunt Koziarski, Smak czekolady 
2002
Galina Pashkova, Sluchainaya vstrecha 
2002
Gilles Thibault, Happy Feet 
2002
Roberto Cobo, Los Olvidados 
2002
Ilona Kolonits, Negyedik találkozás 
2002
Roy Kral, Episode #1.34 
2002
Joe Allison, The Spectacular Now 
2003
Don Estelle, British actor (b. 1933) 
2003
Mike Levey, American television personality (b. 1948) 
2003
Peter Safar, Austrian physician (b. 1924) 
2003
Mike Levey, Promises, Promises 
2003
Redd Stewart, Shrek 
2003
Willem Wilmink, Afscheid 
2003
Kseniya Kozmina, Office Romance 
2003
Don Estelle, Santa Claus 
2003
Lesley Woods, All My Children 
2003
Oscar Müller, Der Funk-Amateur 
2003
Nicolette Pendrell, The Dominators: Episode 1 
2003
Knud Poulsen, Our Home Is Our Castle 
2003
Vibeke Reumert, Give God a Chance on Sunday 
2004
Don Tosti, American musician (b. 1923) 
2004
François Craenhals, Belgian comics artist (b. 1926) 
2004
Verlen Kruger, Never Before, Never Again 
2004
Fred Pinkard, Rocky II 
2004
José Omar Pastoriza, Yo gané el prode, ¿y usted? 
2004
Henri Cartier-Bresson, Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Impassioned Eye 
2004
Louis Cavecche, Circus Girl 
2004
Lou Walker, My Cousin Vinny 
2005
Steven Vincent, American journalist and writer (b. 1955) 
2005
Jay Hammond, The Harriman Alaska Expedition Retraced 
2005
Sandro Bolchi, Episode #1.4 
2005
Loulie Jean Norman, The Story of Babar, the Little Elephant 
2005
Jerzy Pietraszkiewicz, Uczta Baltazara 
2005
Willy Egger, Fedora 
2006
Jonathan Short, Big Fish 
2006
Baglan Sadvakasov, MTV Russia Music Awards 2007 
2006
Ferenc Szusza, Civil a pályán 
2007
Chauncey Bailey, American journalist and editor (b. 1950) 
2007
Holden Roberto, Angolan founder and leader of the FNLA (b. 1923) 
2007
Kay Dotrice, English repertory actress (b. 1929) 
2007
Gleb Morozov, Ograblenie po... 
2007
Ed Brown, Pittsburgh Steelers vs. San Francisco 49ers 
2007
Anna Maria Rimoaldi, Episode #1.5 
2007
Frank Edward Rosenfelt, The Lion Roars Again 
2007
Holden Roberto, Good Guys, Bad Guys 
2007
Kay Dotrice, Cheech & Chong's The Corsican Brothers 
2008
Fujio Akatsuka, Japanese cartoonist (b. 1935) 
2008
Charles H. Gray, The Young and the Restless 
2008
Charlene Arnold, Blue Skies 
2008
Gerard McDonnell, Disaster on K2 
2008
Pérez Celis, Puerta de la muerte 
2008
Fujio Akatsuka, Osomatsu-kun 
2008
Babe Vázquez, Pepito y los robachicos 
2008
Osman Yagmurdereli, Angel Island 
2008
Eberhard Rebling, Friedrich Schiller 
2009
June Mitchell, The Bostonians 
2009
Jim Ingram, The Last White Knight 
2009
Sidney Zion, The Walker Report 
2009
Francis Jeanson, La chinoise 
2009
Billy Lee Riley, Walk the Line 
2009
Sándor Püski, Minden másképp van - Márairól 
2010
Brian Beck, X-Men 
2010
Kamal Kapoor, Don 
2010
Mitch Jayne, The Darling Baby 
2011
DeLois Barrett Campbell, American gospel singer (b. 1926) 
2011
Stuart Wickison, The Boy Who Can Never Grow Old 
2011
Ítalo Rossi, Noite Sem Homem 
2011
Delois Barrett Campbell, Say Amen, Somebody 
2011
John Harling, Bird on a Wire 
2011
Richard Pearson, The Wind in the Willows 
2012
Marguerite Piazza, American operatic soprano, dies at 86 
2012
Roy Steffens, Leonardo DaVinci 
2012
Reijo Lås, Night or Day 
2012
Floria Bloise, The Official Story 
2012
Liselotte Funcke,  
2012
John Keegan, Why War? 
2012
Gilbert Prouteau, God Chose Paris 
2012
Charles Stalmaker, Battle of the Bulge 
2012
Tomasz Szukalski, The War of the Worlds: Next Century 
2012
Marguerite Piazza, The Marguerite Piazza Show 
2012
Jimmy Jones, Jennifer 8 
2013
Barbara Trentham, Rollerball 
2013
Jozef Adamovic, Sípová Ruzenka 
2013
Azat Gasparyan, The Mechanics of Happiness 
2013
José G. Moreno de Alba, De la lengua a la lingüistica: una vocación 
2013
Dakshinamoorthy, Oru Oodhappu Kan Simittugiradhu 
2013
Vic Coleman, World of Sport 
2014
Billie Letts, Where the Heart Is 
2014
Craig Lowe, Hell's Kitchen 
2014
Hans-Henrik Ley, The Jungle Creature: Hugo 
2014
Olga Voronets, Legenda No. 17 
2014
Gösta Holmström, Förhöret 
2014
Fedor Khramtsov, Priklyucheniya v gorode, kotorogo net 
2015
Guðmunda Elíasdóttir, Jar City 
2015
Tyler Drumheller, Curve Ball/The Ivory War/Captain of Capitalism 
2015
Forrest Bird, The Man from Interpol/Roots/Springsteen/The Bird Man of Idaho 
2015
Jacques Navadic, The Eurovision Song Contest 
2015
Valentin Bukin, Russian Ark 
2016
Oliver Hughes, founder of The Porterhouse pub chain, dies aged 55 
2016
Dai Dower: Former British flyweight champion dies aged 83 
2016
Gloria DeHaven, star of golden age cinema, dies aged 91 
2016
Romania's former Queen Anne dies in Swiss hospital aged 92 
2016
Legendary Australian Olympian Forbes Carlile dies aged 95 
2017
Costco Co-Founder Jeff Brotman Dies At Age 74 
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