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1875Hans Christian Andersen, Danish fairy tale writer, dies at 70

1931Daniel Williams, American heart surgeon, dies at 73

August 4th Deaths
Date Event
1060
Henry I, King of France (1027-60), dies at 52 
1113
Gertrude of Saxony (b. 1030) 
1204
Boniface of Montferrat, margrave of Montferrat, murdered 
1265
Simon de Montfort the younger, English Earl of Leicester, dies in battle 
1265
Hugh le Despencer, 1st Baron le Despencer, killed in the Battle of Evesham (b. 1223) 
1306
Wenceslaus III of Bohemia (b. 1289) 
1338
Thomas of Brotherton, 1st Earl of Norfolk, son of Edward I of England (b. 1300) 
1430
Philip of Saint-Pol, duke of Brabant/Limburg, dies at 26 
1476
Jacob van Armagnac-Pardiac, French duke of Nemours, beheaded 
1526
Juan Sebastian Cano, Spanish explorer, dies 
1566
Girolamo della Robbia, Italian sculptor (Majolica relief), dies 
1578
Sebastiaan, King of Portugal (1557-78), dies in battle at about 24 
1578
Thomas Stucley, English adventurer 
1584
John van Hembyze, South Netherlands Calvinist, dies at 71 
1598
William Cecil 1st baron Burghley, English premier, dies at 77 
1612
Hugh Broughton, English scholar (b. 1549) 
1633
George Abbott, English theologist/archbishop of Canterbury, dies at 60 
1639
Juan R Alarcon y Mendoza, Mexican/Spanish playwright, dies at 58 
1666
Johan Evertsen, ltalian admiral of Zeeland, lynched in Brielle 
1708
Vincenzo De Grandis, composer, dies at 77 
1712
Johann Jacob de Neufville, composer, dies at 27 
1718
René Lepage de Ste-Claire, lord-founder of the town of Rimouski, in New France (b. 1656) 
1727
Victor-Maurice, comte de Broglie, French general (b. 1647) 
1741
Andrew Hamilton, American lawyer 
1778
Pierre de Rigaud, French colonial governor in North America (b. 1698) 
1795
Timothy Ruggles, American-born Tory politician (b. 1711) 
1821
William Floyd, US soldier/signer (Declar of Independence), dies at 86 
1844
Jakob Aall, Norwegian journalist and statesman (b. 1773) 
1850
Frantisek Tucek, composer, dies at 68 
1856
Johann Gottlieb Schneider, composer, dies at 59 
1859
Jean Vianney, French parish priest (b. 1786) 
1873
Viktor Hartmann, Russian painter (b. 1834) 
1874
Sanford Faulkner, Only Angels Have Wings 
1875
Hans Christian Andersen, Danish fairy tale writer, dies at 70 
1875
Hans Christian Andersen, Frozen 
1879
Charles Fechter, Monte Cristo 
1889
Carl Ludwig Amand Mangold, composer, dies at 75 
1889
Félix Pyat, Le chiffonnier de Paris 
1891
George Washington Williams, historian (History of Negro), dies at 41 
1900
Isaac Levitan, Russian painter (b. 1860) 
1904
Arnold Krug, composer, dies at 54 
1905
Paul von Schoenthan, Der Raub der Sabinerinnen 
1908
Bronson Howard, The Saphead 
1908
Radoje Domanovic, The Bizarre Country 
1914
Jules Lemaître, French critic and dramatist (b. 1853) 
1915
Richard Kiepert, German cartographer (Africa), dies at 68 
1919
D[ave] W Gregory, cricketer (brother of Ned, uncle of Syd), dies 
1920
Vladimir Ivanovich Rebikov, composer, dies at 54 
1922
Enver Pasa, Turkish politician, dies at 40 
1925
Alfons Van de Perre, Flemish physician, dies 
1925
Arthur von Gerlach, The Chronicles of the Gray House 
1926
Jenö Balassa, Három hét 
1927
John Dillon, Irish nationalist/British Lower house leader, dies at 75 
1927
Marianne Abonyi, Az ördög mátkája 
1930
Siegfried Wagner, German opera composer, dies at 61 
1930
Sinhô, The Mandarin 
1930
Sigfried Wagner, Blazing Sand 
1931
Daniel Williams, American heart surgeon, dies at 73 
1936
Henry Schoenfeld, composer, dies at 78 
1938
L H Perquin, Dutch radio announcer, dies at 73 
1938
Pearl White, US actress/stunt woman (Perils of Pauline), dies at 49 
1938
Rudolf G Binding, German poet/writer, dies at 70 
1938
Rudolf G. Binding, Opfergang 
1938
Billy Dooley, Dizzy Sights 
1938
Pearl White, The Perils of Pauline 
1939
Sarah Pell, Nice and Friendly 
1940
Vladimir Jabotinsky, founder of Revisionist Zionism, dies 
1940
Vladimir Jabotinsky, Samson and Delilah 
1941
Mihály Babits, Hatholdas rózsakert 
1941
Frank Oreb, Pinocchio 
1942
Alberto Franchetti, composer, dies at 81 
1942
Mae Talbot, The Mother Call 
1942
Alberto Franchetti, Il re d'Inghilterra non paga 
1942
Jeanette Loff, King of Jazz 
1944
Floyd Porter, A Night at the Opera 
1944
Paul M. Bryan, The Fast Express 
1944
Julio Raúl Alsina, Facundo Quiroga 
1946
Kazuko Murayama, Sanbiki no koguma san 
1950
Günther Krampf, Pandora's Box 
1951
J.J.M. Liesting, Tomorrow It Will Be Better 
1952
Gus Ingles, Some Boy 
1953
Béla Tompa, Kettesben 
1953
Al Nicklin, The Shanghai Cobra 
1954
Harald Paulsen, Ave Maria 
1954
Ilo Mosashvili, Is kidev dabrundeba 
1956
Pekka Attinen, Kaivopuiston kaunis Regina 
1956
Mary Warren, The Vortex 
1957
Washington Luís Pereira de Sousa, President of Brazil (b. 1869) 
1957
Walter F. George, Universal Newsreel 
1957
Talat Artemel, Nasreddin Hodja 
1957
Erville Alderson, Sergeant York 
1957
Maria Carmi, Das Mirakel 
1958
Ethel Anderson, Australian poet (b. 1883) 
1958
Julio Villarreal, Twilight 
1958
Bella Starace Sainati, The Sinner 
1961
Gerty Godden, Die Privatsekretärin 
1963
Tom Keene, Plan 9 from Outer Space 
1967
Peter Smith, cricketer (Essex leggie, 3 wickets for England), dies 
1973
Eddie Condon, jazz guitarist (Eddie Condon's Floor Show), dies at 68 
1973
Sam Katzman, Earth vs. the Flying Saucers 
1975
John Baragrey, actor (Gamera), dies at 57 
1976
Enrique Angelelli, Argentine bishop 
1976
Roy Herbert Thomson, Canadian publisher (b. 1894) 
1976
Steve Benton, You Can't Run Away from It 
1977
Emil Bloch, German philosopher (Principle Hope, Traces), dies at 92 
1977
Ernst Bloch, Episode dated 3 October 1967 
1977
Folke Cembræus, The Bells in Old Town 
1978
Greta Ekman, Kungliga patrasket 
1979
Eino S. Rahikainen, Ken maassa kaunehin... 
1980
Dorice Fordred, Knight Without Armor 
1980
Oscar Felipe, The Boy and the Wind 
1980
Pekka Pöyry, Episode dated 22 April 1966 
1981
Melvyn Douglas, [Hesselberg], actor (Woman's Face, Hud), dies at 80 
1981
Shirley Barker, Song of the Thin Man 
1981
Melvyn Douglas, Being There 
1982
Bruce Goff, American Architect (b. 1904) 
1982
José Val del Omar, Fire in Castilla (Tactilvision from the Moor of the Fright) 
1982
Richard De Rochemont, The Cold War: Act 1 - France 
1982
Nico Saquito, RocknRolla 
1982
Shelby Atchinson, Cowboy from Lonesome River 
1982
Tex Atchison, The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia 
1982
Marcia Barreto, A Cor do seu Destino 
1982
Márcia de Windsor, O Profeta 
1983
Karl Tischlinger, Der Bauerndiplomat 
1983
Chaz Chase, Chaz Chase: 'The Unique Comedian' 
1984
Edmond Ryan, actor (Human Monster), dies at 79 of a heart attack 
1984
Mary Miles Minter, actress (Drums of Fate), die at 82 of heart failure 
1984
Walter Burke, actor (Jack the Giant Killer), dies at 75 of emphysema 
1984
Howard Culver, actor (Howie-Gunsmoke), dies at 66 
1984
Helen Ericson, The Blue Bird 
1984
Walter Burke, All the King's Men 
1984
Babe Russin, The Glenn Miller Story 
1984
Roman Tikhomirov, Yevgeni Onegin 
1984
Edmon Ryan, Topaz 
1984
Howard Culver, Halloween II 
1985
Zbynek Vostrak, composer, dies at 65 
1985
Zbynek Vostrák, Today for the Last Time 
1986
Bela Suchá, My Sweet Little Village 
1986
Vítezslav Cerný, Kreslo 
1987
Kenny Price, comedian (Midwestern Hayride, Hee Haw), dies at 56 
1987
Jesse M. Unruh, The Candidate 
1987
Dick Farney, Somos Dois 
1987
Dina Lisboa, Three Loves in Rio 
1988
Paul Hahn, The Angry Red Planet 
1988
J.O.E. Vandeleur, A Bridge Too Far 
1988
Nándor Tomanek, Kihajolni veszélyes 
1988
Carl Monson, Will to Die 
1988
Bernard Schubert, Mark of the Vampire 
1989
Paul Murry, Fantasia 
1989
Maurice Colbourne, The Duellists 
1989
Amador Bendayan, OK Cleopatra 
1989
Leo Riuttu, The Unknown Soldier 
1990
Wajahat Mirza, Mother India 
1990
Bernard Falk, Episode #4.5 
1990
Marrian Walters, The Unbearable Lightness of Being 
1990
Piet Rienks, Amsterdam bij nacht 
1990
Lothar Rübelt, Mit dem Motorrad über die Wolken 
1991
Nikiforos Vrettakos, Greek poet (Hodyne), dies at 80 
1991
Emil Tchakarov, The Talented Mr. Ripley 
1991
Cassen, Placido 
1991
Wally K. Berns, Raging Bull 
1991
Predrag Dinulovic, Sumnjivo lice 
1991
Jeri Southern, The Notorious Bettie Page 
1992
Frantisek Tomasek, archbishop of Prague/cardinal, dies at 93 
1992
Ralph Cooper, creator (Amateur Night at the Apollo), dies of cancer 
1992
Frantisek Tomasek, Amadeus 
1992
Seichô Matsumoto, The Demon 
1992
Ralph Cooper, The Duke Is Tops 
1992
Egisto Macchi, Mr. Klein 
1993
Bernard Barrow, actor (Louie-Loving, Johnny-Ryan's Hope), dies 
1993
Kenny Drew, US/Danish jazz pianist (Moonlight Desert), dies at 64 
1993
Bernard Barrow, Loving 
1993
Józef Czerniawski, Pharaoh 
1993
Kenny Drew, Ben Webster 
1993
William Corrigan, The Land of Oz 
1993
John Pickard, True Grit 
1993
Harry Davis, America America 
1993
Harper Flaherty, Motorama 
1993
Violet Palmer, Ginger 
1994
Giovanni Spadolini, Italian historian/journalist, dies at 69 
1994
Richard Du Cann, lawyer QC, dies at 65 
1994
Sol Adler, economist Sinophile, dies at 85 
1994
Johanne Harelle, Take It All 
1994
Yevgeni Ponomarenko, The Taras Family 
1994
Stanislav Látal, Krakonos a svec 
1994
Steve Myhra, Baltimore Colts vs. Los Angeles Rams 
1995
Dick Bartell, baseball player, dies at 87 
1995
J Howard Smith Oil Tycoon, dies 
1995
J. Howard Marshall II, Playboy: The Complete Anna Nicole Smith 
1995
Kristian Møller, Penge som græs 
1995
Troy Shire, Son in Law 
1995
Antonio Leonviola, Outlaw Girl 
1995
Irvin Carlton, Let's Scare Jessica to Death 
1996
Geoff Hamilton, gardner/journalist, dies at 59 
1996
Lev Lemke, Gorod masterov 
1996
Jon Silo, Fogg Bound 
1996
Geoff Hamilton, Paradise Gardens 
1996
Kiyoshi Atsumi, Final Take: The Golden Age of Movies 
1997
Jeanne Calment, world's oldest person (Feb 21 1875), dies at 122 
1997
Luise King, Ozzie's Triple Banana Surprise 
1997
Jeanne Louise Calment, Vincent et moi 
1997
Miroslav Nohýnek, Pearls of the Deep 
1997
Art Hern, The Lord of the Rings 
1997
Ray Renfro, 1957 NFL Championship Game 
1997
Ellery Clark Jr., 100 Years of Olympic Glory 
1997
Dick Bush, Victor Victoria 
1997
Jim Haffey, Mississippi Masala 
1998
Yuri Artyukhin, Russian cosmonaut (b. 1930) 
1998
Sven Edvin Salje, Tarps Elin 
1999
Victor Mature, American actor (b. 1913) 
1999
Victor Mature, My Darling Clementine 
1999
Carl Toms, One Million Years B.C. 
1999
Liselott Linsenhoff, Munich 1972: Games of the XX Olympiad 
1999
Bob Bring, Where the Red Fern Grows 
1999
Cammilla Johnson, Sparrows 
2000
Gary Elliott, Night Train 
2000
Marcelle Samett, It Might as Well Be String 
2000
Leslie Glass, Vampire Vixens from Venus 
2001
Lorenzo Music, American actor (b. 1937) 
2001
Binkie Stuart, Little Miss Molly 
2001
Melissa Mason, Radio City Revels 
2001
Michael Cole, Fingerbobs 
2001
Joseph Cooper, Episode dated 22 May 1983 
2001
Jacqueline Dumonceau, The Drunkard 
2001
Lorenzo Music, The Bob Newhart Show 
2002
Holly Wells & Jessica Chapman, Soham murder victims (b. 1991, 1991) 
2002
Ota Ornest, Zbabelec 
2002
Diane M.G. Moore, Malice 
2003
Frederick Chapman Robbins, American Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1916) 
2003
Vesa Mäkelä, The Man Without a Past 
2003
Ray Adams, Episode #1.10 
2003
Brian Blades, A Little of What You Fancy 
2003
Bhaskar Roy Chowdhury, I Drink Your Blood 
2004
Fumio Watanabe, Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance 
2004
Baki Tamer, Maden 
2004
Eivor Landström, The Heavenly Play 
2004
Hunter Hancock, Rock Around the World 
2004
Gloria Emerson,  
2004
Frank Maxwell, General Hospital 
2004
Lucienne Desnoues, Lucienne Desnoues: Mes amis, mes amours 
2004
Hans-Joachim Grubel, Der Erdnußmann 
2004
Mary Dees, The Women 
2005
Anatoly Larkin, Russian-American physicist (b. 1932) 
2005
Ruth Peramets, Jahid merel 
2005
Raul Roco, Ilaban mo bayan ko 
2005
Edmond Chevie, Rock, Pretty Baby 
2005
Mario Olivieri, Kill Baby, Kill 
2005
George Sibley, Death Row Women 
2005
Ileen Getz, Changing Lanes 
2005
Little Milton, Ride Along 
2005
Charles Black, The 5th Annual American Cinema Awards 
2006
Brandy Dalton, SeaMen: Fallen Angel IV 
2006
Mike Monty, Blood Debts 
2006
Elden Auker, The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg 
2006
Tôru Takeuchi, Harakiri 
2006
Ritchie Barrett, John Lennon's Jukebox 
2006
John Alderson, Young Guns II 
2007
Lee Hazlewood, American country singer, songwriter and producer (b. 1929) 
2007
Anja Lundholm, Die zwei Leben der Anja Lundholm 
2007
Ruth Zechlin, Egmont 
2007
Steven K. Miller, Irreconcilable Differences 
2007
Lee Hazlewood, Forrest Gump 
2007
Jonathan Meddings, One 
2007
Edward Behr, Half Moon Street 
2007
Konstantin Kotsev, Ravnovesie 
2007
Raul Hilberg, Shoah 
2008
Craig Jones, English motorcycle racer. (b. 1985) 
2008
Robert Maheu, 638 Ways to Kill Castro 
2008
Peter Kass, Time of the Heathen 
2008
Nicola Rescigno, 2046 
2008
Anita Farra, Story of a Love Affair 
2008
Don Grissom, The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg 
2008
Eri Kawai, Air: The Motion Picture 
2008
Sally Insul, Click 
2008
Maximilián Remen, Birds, Orphans and Fools 
2009
Blake Snyder, American screenwriter (b. 1957) 
2009
Peter Davies, Don't Look Now 
2009
Ergash Karimov, Leningradtsy, deti moi... 
2009
Iwalani Kahalewai, Forbidden Island 
2009
Svend Auken, Episode dated 9 June 2009 
2009
John Rinehart, Cleo Bachelor of the Year 
2009
Rudolf Szamos, Külvárosi örszoba 
2009
Barry Abrams, Friday the 13th 
2009
Blake Snyder, Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot 
2009
Amos Kenan, Hole in the Moon 
2009
Jacek Jarosz, Gra w slepca 
2010
Gary Johnson, Seattle Seahawks vs. San Francisco 49ers 
2010
Danny Epstein, The Electric Company 
2010
Joffre Rodrigues, The Deceased 
2010
Steven Mathews, Blink 
2010
Inge Wærn, Blood and Fire 
2010
Hans Kopprasch, 7. Folge 
2010
Geraldine Baron, Time After Time 
2011
Naoki Matsuda, Japanese Soccer player (b. 1977) 
2011
Rick Dennis, Wild Guitar 
2011
Marek Pudelko, Warto kochac 
2011
Henk Alkema, De moeder van David S. 
2011
Tak Miyagishima, The 77th Annual Academy Awards 
2011
Ferenc Sapszon, Orfeusz es Eurydike 
2011
Ger Van Der Grijn, Kees de jongen 
2011
Michael Bukht, Episode #16.1 
2011
Andrewina Rodenborn, Episode #10.34 
2011
Herbert Rubens, The Verdict 
2012
Josy Braun, Déi zwéi vum Bierg 
2012
Arnie Risen, Bill Russell: My Life, My Way 
2012
Con Houlihan, Waiting for Houlihan 
2012
Ruth L. Bail, Breakfast of Aliens 
2012
Metin Erksan, Dry Summer 
2012
Renato Nicolini, Night Bus 
2013
Art Donovan, American football player, dies from a respiratory ailment at 89 
2013
Lilian Valmar, Wiseguy 
2013
Michael Sevareid, The Boar's Nest Bears 
2013
Dominic Harrod, Election 74 
2013
Robert Gallico, Operation Yodel 
2013
Pierre Badel, De Serge Gainsbourg à Gainsbarre de 1958 - 1991 
2013
Art Donovan, Hostage: Part 1 
2014
Carmen de Lirio, Amanece, que no es poco 
2014
Rafael Santa Cruz, Eight Hundred Leagues Down the Amazon 
2014
James Brady, Law & Disorder: The Insanity Defense 
2014
Claus Hesselberg, Den kroniske uskyld 
2014
Walter Massey, How the Toys Saved Christmas 
2014
Kurt Meier,  
2014
Marilyn Burns, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre 
2014
Jake Hooker, Rocky IV 
2015
Gerd Natschinski, Heißer Sommer 
2015
Jaroslav Tomsa, Stalingrad 
2015
Adam Walacinski, Mother Joan of the Angels 
2015
Ken Barnes, Johnny Mercer: The Dream's on Me 
2015
Yuriy Pronin, White Tiger 
2015
Billy Sherrill, GoldenEye 
2015
Les Munro, The Dambusters: 70 Years On 
2015
Lela Swift, Episode #1.1 
2015
Tanilya Akhmerova, Qaynana 
2016
Egyptian Nobel-winning chemist Zewail dies aged 70 
2016
Swedish Film Institute veteran Gunnar Almer dies aged 62 
2016
Publisher, author and political agitator Mel Hurtig dies at 84 
2017
Motorcycling-Former world champion Angel Nieto dies, aged 70 
2017
Harry Potter, Cornelius Fudge, actor Robert Hardy dies aged 91 
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