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1960Arthur Meighen, 9th Prime Minister of Canada, dies at 86

1991Paul Brown, NFL founder (Cleveland Browns, Cincinnati Bengals), dies at 82

2000Sir Alec Guinness, British actor (b. 1914)

1962Marilyn Monroe, found dead of apparent self-inflicted drug overdose at 36

August 5th Deaths
Date Event
882
King Louis III of France (b. 863) 
1063
Gruffydd ap Llywelyn, King of Gwynedd 
1157
Dirk VI, Count of Holland, dies 
1364
Emperor Kogon of Japan (b. 1313) 
1572
Isaac Luria, Palestinian-born Kabbalist (b. 1534) 
1579
Stanislaus Hosius, Polish Catholic cardinal (b. 1504) 
1610
Alonso García de Ramón, Spanish soldier and twice Royal Governor of Chile 
1644
J Henry Alting, theologist (Statenvertaling), dies at 61 
1678
Juan García de Zéspedes, Mexican musician and composer (b. 1619) 
1743
John Hervey, 2nd Baron Hervey, English statesman and writer (b. 1696) 
1778
Thomas Linley, composer, dies at 22 
1778
Charles Clémencet, French historian (b. 1703) 
1792
Frederick 7th baron North, English premier (1770-82), dies at 60 
1799
Richard Howe, British admiral (b. 1726) 
1830
Karl Friedrich Horn, composer, dies at 68 
1834
Gijsbert K van Hogendorp, Dutch min of Foreign affairs, dies at 71 
1852
Frantisek L Celakovsky, Czech slavist/poet, dies at 53 
1856
Rubert Lucas Pearsall, composer, dies at 61 
1862
Thomas Williams, US Union brig-general, dies in battle at 47 
1863
Adolf Friedrich Hesse, composer, dies at 53 
1864
Griffin A Stedman, Union-brig-gen (Fort Stedman), dies in battle at 26 
1868
Jacques Boucher de Crèvecœur de Perthes, French archaeologist (b. 1788) 
1877
Gustavus, Crown Prince of Sweden (b. 1799) 
1880
Ferdinand Ritter von Hebra, Austrian physician (b. 1816) 
1888
Anna Swan,  
1889
Willem Ruys J Dz, ship owner, dies at 80 
1891
Henry Charles Litolff, French pianist/componist, dies at 73 
1893
James Pierpont, Iron Man 3 
1895
Friedrich English, German textile manufacturer/marxist, dies 
1895
Friedrich Engels, Too Early/Too Late 
1900
James Augustine Healy, black Roman Catholic bishop, dies at 80 
1901
Victoria, Emperor of Germany/Queen of Prussia, dies at 60 
1907
Gentil T Antheunis, Flemish poet/music/composer, dies at 66 
1910
Wojciech Gawronski, composer, dies at 42 
1911
Bob Caruthers, American baseball player (b. 1864) 
1915
Melville Stewart, The Galloper 
1916
George Sainton Kaye Butterworth, composer, dies at 31 
1916
Nikolay Ivanovich Kazanli, composer, dies at 46 
1923
Vatroslav Jagić, Croatian slavist (b. 1835) 
1924
George Majeroni, My Lady Incog. 
1925
Jennie Lee (actor), American actress (b. 1848) 
1925
Jennie Lee, The Birth of a Nation 
1927
Tom Groube, cricketer (Test for Australia 1880), dies 
1927
Ilmari Mattson, Elämän maantiellä 
1928
László Bakó, A bánya titka 
1928
Albert Paul, Der Krieg brachte Frieden 
1929
Millicent Fawcett, British suffragist (b. 1847) 
1929
Leslie Faber, White Cargo 
1931
Ullrich Haupt, actor (Morocco, Du Barry-Woman of Passion), dies at 43 
1931
Marie Hübnerová, Loupezník 
1931
Ullrich Haupt, Morocco 
1932
Israel Querido, writer (Jordan), dies 
1932
Israël Querido, Menschenwee 
1934
Neville Quinn, cricketer (12 Tests for South Africa), dies at 26 
1934
Bert Levy, New York and Its People 
1935
David Townsend, The Thin Man 
1937
James Dugan, The Eagle and the Hawk 
1940
Frederick A Cook, US, explorer (North Pole), dies at 75 
1940
Talbot Mundy, King of the Khyber Rifles 
1940
Johannes Buchholtz, Susanne 
1940
Bird Millman, The Law of the Yukon 
1940
Frederick Albert Cook, Dr. Cook at Copenhagen 
1941
Jack Budlong, They Died with Their Boots On 
1941
Barnett Parker, Marie Antoinette 
1942
Sidney Bracey, The Cameraman 
1943
Adam Kuckhoff, writer, dies at 55 
1943
William H. Strauss, Golden Boy 
1944
Maurice Turnbull, cricketer (England)/rugby (Wales), dies 
1945
Charles Alexander, Objective, Burma! 
1946
Wilhelm Marx, Chancellor of Germany (b. 1863) 
1946
Wilhelm Marx, Eight Days of Happiness 
1947
Joannes D M Cornelissen, historian (Johann de White), dies 
1947
Carl Hoffmann, Faust 
1948
Sam Landers, Reaching for the Moon 
1950
Emil Abderhalden, Swiss physiologist/bio-chemistry, dies at 73 
1950
Tadeusz Kanski, Czarci zleb 
1951
Harry MacPherson, The Remains of the Day 
1952
Sameera Moussa, Egyptian nuclear scientist (b. 1917) 
1952
Ella Shields, Herself 
1952
Keith Hårleman, En flicka kommer till sta'n 
1954
Ernest Whitman, Road to Zanzibar 
1955
Carmen Miranda, singer/actress (Down Argentine Way), dies at 42 
1955
Suzan (Susan) Ball, American actress, of cancer aged 21 
1955
Géza Kardos, A Nap lovagja 
1955
Carmen Miranda, Radio Days 
1955
Suzan Ball, Chief Crazy Horse 
1956
Otto Lengwinat, Raskolnikow 
1957
Heinrich O Wieland, German chemist (Nobel 1927), dies at 80 
1957
John Rox, Avalon 
1958
Joseph Holbrooke, English pianist/composer (3 Blind Mice), dies at 80 
1958
B. Weiler, Vertigo 
1958
John D. Weiler, Around the World in Eighty Days 
1958
Milan Orlovic, H-8... 
1958
Ulysses Williams, Hell Harbor 
1959
Edgar Guest, US poet/newspaperman, dies at 77 
1959
Morton Stevens, Fraternity of Five 
1959
Edgar A. Guest, Poetic Gem: Boyhood 
1959
G. Pat Collins, All Quiet on the Western Front 
1960
Arthur Meighen, 9th Prime Minister of Canada, dies at 86 
1960
Theodor Pistek, Skola základ zivota 
1960
George Chalmers, The Pioneers 
1961
Eva JC Beck, actress (Elckerlyc, Resurrection), dies at 63 
1961
Sidney Holland, PM of New Zealand (1949-57), dies at 67 
1961
Goffredo Bellisario, Kapò 
1962
Marilyn Monroe, found dead of apparent self-inflicted drug overdose at 36 
1962
John Willie, The Perils of Gwendoline in the Land of the Yik Yak 
1962
Marilyn Monroe, Some Like It Hot 
1963
Salvador Bacarisse, Spanish composer (b. 1898) 
1963
Salvador Bacarisse, Of Time and the City 
1964
Moa Martinson, writer, dies 
1964
Art Ross, Canadian hockey player and executive (b. 1886) 
1964
Art Ross,  
1965
Stephanie Gorman, The Baytown Outlaws 
1966
Austin Diamond, cricketer (Australian capt to America 1913), dies 
1968
Luther Perkins American guitarist 
1971
Josef Stanislav, composer, dies at 74 
1972
Frederic Tozere, actor (Mr Phillips-Stanley), dies at 71 
1972
Harry Hylton-Foster, Speaker of the British House of Commons (b. 1905) 
1975
Aleksandr Komissarov, Tsirk 
1976
Adrian Roland Holst, poet (Past the Roads), dies at 88 
1976
Lu Säuberlich, Der amerikanische Traum 
1977
Charles Carson, actor (Cry the Beloved Country), dies at 87 
1977
George P. Costello, Bad Girl 
1977
Leo Fleider, Titanes en el ring 
1977
Gerhard Just, Magie 
1978
Queenie Smith, actress/dancer (Funny Side), dies at 79 
1978
Bill Baird, The Marines Come Thru 
1979
William Conselman Jr., False Paradise 
1980
Harold Runnels, American politician (b. 1924) 
1981
Nancy Massie, Challenge of the Superfriends 
1981
Gerda Tarnow, Enken 
1981
Ridgeway Callow, The Sound of Music 
1981
Everett Austin Goodell, Episode #9.4 
1982
Wanda Rotha, actress (Mrs Fitzherbert), dies at 72 
1982
Wanda Rotha, Circus World 
1982
Zuzanna Lozinska, Klakier 
1983
Judy Canova, singer/comedienne (Chatterbox), dies of cancer at 66 
1983
Judy Canova, Sis Hopkins 
1983
Harold Shumate, Saddle Tramp 
1983
Johann Sklenka, Die Pannenhilfe 
1984
R Hagelstange, writer, dies 
1984
Richard Burton, actor (Cleopatra), dies of cerebral hemorrhage at 58 
1984
Isodore 'Tuts' Washington, Piano Players Rarely Ever Play Together 
1984
Roland Kibbee, Vera Cruz 
1984
Richard Burton, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? 
1984
Hertha Thiele, Mädchen in Uniform 
1984
Emonuel Kalantarov, Alibaba Aur 40 Chor 
1984
Elsie Maison, The Lumber Yard Gang 
1985
Theodore Sturgeon, sci-fi author (Hugo, It, Caviar), dies at 67 
1985
Lee Richards, Christopher Street Blues 
1985
Anna Bakacs, Dracula 
1986
Luciana Peverelli, Violette nei capelli 
1987
Zygmunt Mycielsky, composer, dies at 79 
1987
Bengt Lind af Hageby, Örlogsmän 
1987
James Hassinger, Digger's Daughter 
1987
Wladyslaw Surzynski, Podhale w ogniu 
1987
Aïda Hilal, The Imposter 
1987
Louise Brien, Smart Girl 
1987
Joseph Bouglione, Trapeze 
1987
Salvador Flores, La isla de las mujeres 
1987
Larry Smith, Plan 9 from Outer Space 
1988
Robert Howland, The Return of the Living Dead 
1988
Colin Higgins, Harold and Maude 
1988
Walter Poucher, Episode dated 18 November 1980 
1988
Ralph Meeker, Paths of Glory 
1988
Józef Pieracki, Ashes and Diamonds 
1989
Ralph Meeker, actor (Kiss Me Deadly, Gentle Giant), dies at 68 
1989
Ilia Khmara, Gypsy Night 
1989
Max Macon, Whistling in Brooklyn 
1990
Herman Gooding, Suriname police-inspector, dies 
1990
Bernard Maurice, Mon Oncle 
1990
Erzsi Hegedüs, Fejlövés 
1990
Augusto Lega, A Professional Gun 
1990
Pyotr Lyubeshkin, Father of a Soldier 
1990
Bob Synes, Fox's Fun House 
1991
Paul Brown, NFL founder (Cleveland Browns, Cincinnati Bengals), dies at 82 
1991
Soichiro Hondo, CEO & founder (Honda), dies of liver cancer at 84 
1991
Murray Golden, Requiem for Methuselah 
1991
Jovan Acin, Hey Babu Riba 
1991
Sôichirô Honda, Sony: Early Years 
1991
Evar Maran, Accadde tra le sbarre 
1991
Paul Brown, Cincinnati Bengals vs. Pittsburgh Steelers 
1991
Nina Reiggini, La herencia del diablo 
1992
Jeff Porcaro, drummer (Toto-Africa), dies of cardiac arrest at 38 
1992
Robert Muldoon, premier NZ (1975-84)/President IMF, dies 
1992
Tante Leen, Parallellogramma 
1992
Robert Muldoon, Episode #1.2 
1992
Jan Zangenberg, Manden med bowleren 
1992
Lillian V. Foote, On Valentine's Day 
1992
Rollie Lane, To Kill a Mockingbird 
1992
Jeff Porcaro, The Color Purple 
1993
Eugen Suchon, Boj sa skoncí zajtra 
1993
Bill Peterson, Cleveland Browns vs. Houston Oilers 
1993
Karin Nellemose, Master of the House 
1994
Amy Sacks, producer (ABC sports, Disney), dies of Lupus at 39 
1994
Audrey Langford, sInging teacher, dies at 82 
1994
Clive Robertson Caldwell, British fighter pilot, dies at 84 
1994
Terry Hibbitt, soccer star, dies at 47 
1994
Frank DeSal, Book of Numbers 
1994
Corwin Hawkins, A Low Down Dirty Shame 
1994
John Merensky, Love Story 
1995
Agha Hasan Abedi, banker, dies at 73 
1995
Anthony Barber Doncaster, bookseller, dies at 81 
1995
Clarice Blackburn, One Life to Live 
1995
Tony Penna, Swing with Bing 
1995
Lane Allan, MacArthur 
1996
Abdulrahman Mohamed Babu, politician, dies at 72 
1996
Bruce Howard Lidington, actor (Sword of Valiant, Mosses), dies at 46 
1996
Frank Ulrich Marcus, playwright/critic, dies at 68 
1996
Bruce Lidington, Jesus of Nazareth 
1996
Frank Marcus, The Killing of Sister George 
1996
Alexander Postler, Higher Principle 
1997
Don Steele, LA radio personality (KRTH), dies of cancer at 61 
1997
Don Steele, Gremlins 
1998
Todor Zhivkov, Bulgarian dictator (b. 1911) 
1998
Otto Kretschmer, German U-boat commander (b. 1912) 
1998
Eldon Shamblin, Take Me Back to Oklahoma 
1998
Henrik Dyfverman, Swedenhielms 
1998
Sigmund Miller, Jet Storm 
1998
Todor Zhivkov,  
1998
G.K. Stubbs, Somehow It Gets to Be Tomorrow 
1998
Coca Andronescu, Zile de vara 
1998
Otto Kretschmer, Wolf Pack: U-Boats in the Atlantic - 1939-1944 
1999
Herbert Wiere, Camping Trip 
1999
Gene Weed, The 55th Annual Golden Globe Awards 
1999
David Munro, Pincer Movement 
1999
Walter Cornelis, Schaakmat 
2000
Sir Alec Guinness, British actor (b. 1914) 
2000
Otto Buchsbaum, writer and ecological activist (b. 1920) 
2000
Edgardo Sogno, Luigi Einaudi. Diario dell'esilio svizzero 
2000
Fred Wolf, Headpin Hints 
2000
Sakari Puurunen, Viimeiset kiusaukset 
2000
Carl Horn, Harlan County U.S.A. 
2000
Stanislaw Grabowski, Gdy królowaly gwiazdy 
2000
Renée Devillers, Therese 
2000
Emin Khachaturyan, Stalker 
2000
Mac Shoub, Frisco Payoff 
2000
Alec Guinness, Star Wars 
2001
Otema Allimadi, Prime Minister of Uganda (b. 1929) 
2001
Paul Joynt, One Life to Live 
2001
Elisabeth Ried, My Friend Barbara 
2001
Tom McCrory, The Black Hole 
2001
Kenneth MacDonald, The Day War Broke Out 
2001
Andrzej Rettinger, Nos 
2001
Bill Marky, Foxy Brown 
2001
Bahne Rabe, Wetten, dass..? aus Linz 
2001
Norman Suffern, The Woody Woodpecker Show 
2002
Josh Ryan Evans, American actor (b. 1982) 
2002
Chick Hearn, American basketball announcer (b. 1916) 
2002
Franco Lucentini, Italian writer (b. 1920) 
2002
Chick Hearn, Fletch 
2002
Franco Lucentini, The Sunday Woman 
2002
Willis Hudlin, Lou Gehrig 
2002
Jim Katugi Noda, Bus Stop 
2002
Shinsuke Mikimoto, Episode #1.13 
2002
Winifred Watson, Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day 
2002
Francisco Coloane, Tierra del fuego 
2002
Darrell Porter, 1980 MLB All-Star Game 
2002
Josh Ryan Evans, How the Grinch Stole Christmas 
2002
Matt Robinson, The Abdication 
2003
Manuel Mur Oti, A Man on the Road 
2003
Mauno Käpyaho, No onkos tullut kesä 
2003
Carlo Coccioli, Episode dated 22 November 1961 
2003
Miklós Boldizsár, István, a király 
2003
C. Curet Alonso, Pride and Glory 
2004
Bong Luk, Mang quan gui shou 
2005
Polina Astakhova, Russian gymnast (b. 1936) 
2005
Jim O'Hora, American football coach (b. 1915) 
2005
Raul Roco, Philippine senator (b. 1941) 
2005
Angelina Estrada, Ghost 
2005
Devon Barry, Boy Band 
2005
Lyle 'Spud' Murphy, You Were Never Lovelier 
2005
Benjamin 2X, Seven Songs for Malcolm X 
2005
Joe Goss, Battlestar Galactica 
2005
Brian P. Morrison, Deadly Eyes 
2005
Jane Lawrence, Sailor's Holiday 
2005
Frantisek Sec, Sumný Líberec 
2006
Susan Butcher, American sled dog champion (b. 1954) 
2006
Wallace R. Bearden, Wedlock 
2006
Hugo Schiltz, Episode #1.6 
2006
Alan Bell, The Last Emperor 
2006
Daniel Schmid, Hécate 
2006
Ángel de Andrés, Esquilache 
2006
Robert Alderette, The Old Man and the Sea 
2006
Romolo Garroni, La Chartreuse de Parme 
2006
Jack Rousso, Driving Miss Daisy 
2006
Sam White, People Are Funny 
2007
Florian Pittiş, Romanian artist (b. 1943) 
2007
Jean-Marie Lustiger, Cardinal of France 
2007
Peter Graham Scott, Night Creatures 
2007
Stanley Myron Handelman, Episode #1.6 
2007
Jean-Marie Lustiger, Benedikt XVI. - Der rätselhafte Papst 
2007
Peter Thorup, Povl Dissing live fra 'Train' i Århus 
2007
Al Wilson, The Black Cauldron 
2007
Florian Pittis, Ma-ma 
2007
Henri Amouroux, Partir, revenir 
2007
Oliver Hill, The House Behind the Cedars 
2008
Reg Lindsay, Australian country and western singer/songwriter (b. 1929) 
2008
Wim Burkunk, Titaantjes 
2008
Grzegorz Cichomski, The Rainbow Thief 
2008
Michael Silberkleit, Sabrina the Teenage Witch 
2008
Siegfried Loyda, Das Geheimnis der Masken 
2008
Bruno Dallansky, Der stille Ozean 
2008
Eric Liebowitz, Episode dated 6 March 1997 
2008
Heleen Pimentel, Oude botten breken niet 
2008
Eva Pflug, Lydia muss sterben 
2008
Lottie Brunn, Episode dated 31 May 1958 
2009
Budd Schulberg, American screenwriter and novelist (b. 1914) 
2009
Budd Schulberg, On the Waterfront 
2009
Sam McGowan, Watchmen 
2009
Mildred Deutsch, Episode dated 15 February 1963 
2009
Florence Anglin, One Life to Live 
2009
Norman Rice, Bloody Birthday 
2009
Albert Médina, The King and the Mockingbird 
2009
Jordi Sabater Pi, Episode #1.9 
2009
Pavel Hása, Noc rozhodnutí 
2010
Anna Kowarska, Europa Europa 
2010
Jurgen Oesten, Silent Hunter III 
2010
Robert Aitken, A Zen Life: D.T. Suzuki 
2010
Sha-Fei Ouyang, Long quan 
2010
Slavica Maras, Predstava 'Hamleta' u Mrdusi Donjoj 
2010
Eric Roberts, The Thargon Menace: Playing with Fire 
2011
Andrzej Lepper, former Polish Deputy Prime Minister (b. 1954) 
2011
Fernanda Lobo, Roupas No Varal 
2011
Susan McLain, Baby Einstein: World Animal Adventure 
2011
Francesco Quinn, Platoon 
2011
Gary Ganote, Red Headed Stranger 
2011
Andrzej Lepper, Jak to sie robi 
2011
Jennifer Minetti, Jedermann 
2011
Maria Osiecka-Kuminek, Danton 
2011
Jeff West, Almost 
2011
Takehiko Maeda, Tora-san Loves an Artist 
2012
Claude Thompson, Elvis 
2012
Jack Fertig, Allah's Frontier 
2012
Chavela Vargas, Babel 
2012
Károly Safranek, Csongor és Tünde 
2012
Kenneth Stanness, Medico 
2012
Erwin Axer, Domek z kart 
2013
George Duke, American Grammy-Award winning musician, dies from chronic lymphocytic leukemia at 67 
2013
Shawn Burr, Canadian ice hockey player, dies from complications from a fall at 47 
2013
Frank Valdor, St. Pauli zwischen Nacht und Morgen 
2013
Jan Skotnicki, The Scar 
2013
Willie Dunn, These Are My People... 
2013
George Duke, Leap of Faith 
2013
Jonathan Dümcke, TKKG: The Secret to the Mysterious Mind Machine 
2014
Chapman Pincher, Inside MI5: The Real Spooks 
2014
Hans V. Engström, Mamma 
2014
Angéla Németh, Mexico City 1968: Games of the XIX Olympiad 
2014
Elfriede Brüning, Dr. Semmelweis 
2014
Jesse Steinfeld, Episode dated 15 February 1972 
2014
Ruth Sacks, Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont 
2014
Eddie Wallace, Prairie Roundup 
2014
Scott Ciencin, Devil Got My Woman 
2015
Herbert Wise, The Woman in Black 
2015
Jerzy Plazewski, Zylem 17 razy 
2015
Ellen Vogel, Twin Sisters 
2015
George Cole, Cleopatra 
2015
Malvina Ursianu, Intoarcerea lui Voda Lapusneanu 
2016
Egyptian Nobel Prize Winning Chemist Ahmed Zewail Dies Aged 70 
2016
Steve LaTourette, nine-time congressman, dies of cancer aged 62 
2016
Handball legend Michael 'Ducksie' Walsh dies, aged 50 
2016
The Big Lebowski actor David Huddleston dies aged 85 
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