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1965Shirley Jackson, US author (Road Through the Wall), dies at 45

2010Patricia Neal, American actress, dies at 84

August 8th Deaths
Date Event
869
Lothair II of Lotharingia (855-869) dies at about 34 
1445
Oswald von Wolkenstein, Austrian composer 
1506
Sesshu Toyo, Zen monk/painter, dies in Yamaguchi Japan at 86 
1553
Girolamo Fracastoro, Italian physician (b. 1478) 
1555
Oronce Finé, French mathematician (b. 1494) 
1588
Alonso Sánchez Coello, Spanish painter 
1604
Horio Tadauji, Japanese warlord (b. 1578) 
1616
Cornelis Ketel, Dutch portrait painter/poet, buried at 68 
1631
Konstantinas Sirvydas, Lithuanian lexicographer (b. 1579) 
1684
George Booth, 1st Baron Delamer (b. 1622) 
1685
Sassoferrato, [Giovanni B Salvi], Ital painter (Madonna), dies at 75 
1694
Antoine Arnauld [le grand Arnauld], French lawyer/theology, dies at 82 
1700
Matthias Henriksen Schacht, composer, dies at 40 
1705
Willem Roukens, mayor (Nimegen ort Nimeguen), beheaded 
1747
Madeleine de Verchères, New France heroine (b. 1678) 
1759
Karl Heinrich Graun, German composer, dies at 55 
1788
Louis FAD Duke the Richelieu, French marshal, dies at 92 
1809
Akinari Ueda, Ugetsu 
1816
Blas de Laserna, composer, dies at 65 
1827
George Canning, British minister of Foreign affairs, dies at 57 
1828
Carl Peter Thunberg, Swedish naturalist (b. 1743) 
1834
Silvestro Palma, composer, dies at 80 
1863
Angus MacAskill known as 'Giant MacAskill', circus performer (b.1825) 
1864
Antonio Somma, Un ballo in maschera 
1879
Immanuel Hermann Fichte, German philosopher (b. 1797) 
1887
Alexander William Doniphan, American lawyer and soldier (b. 1808) 
1888
Friedrich Wilhelm Jahns, composer, dies at 79 
1897
Jacob Burckhardt, Swiss cultural historian, dies at 79 
1898
Eugène Boudin, French painter (b. 1824) 
1902
Jean Y Y Tissot, French painter/illustrator, dies 
1905
Julius Stinde, Familie Buchholz 
1908
Joseph [Maria] Olbrich, architect (Wiener Sezession), dies at 40 
1911
William P. Frye, American politician (b. 1830) 
1918
Gertrude E Durden Rush, US composer/playwright, dies at 38 
1921
Juhani Aho, Fins journalist/writer (Panu, Tuomio), dies at 59 
1921
Juhani Aho, Juha 
1928
Stjepan Radic, founder/leader (Croatian Boer party), dies 
1928
Stjepan Radic,  
1930
William Colvin, The Ranger 
1930
Ilija Stanojevic-Cica, Ulrih Celjski i Vladislav Hunjadi 
1930
Les Bates, Big Stakes 
1934
Wilbert Robinson, baseball manager (Bkln Dodgers), dies 
1934
Wilbert Robinson, World Series Games 1916, Boston vs. Brooklyn 
1934
Vladimir Durov, Circus Stars 
1937
Edmund Pearson, Bride of Frankenstein 
1940
Johnny Dodds, American musician (b. 1892) 
1940
Dane Coolidge, Rimrock Jones 
1940
Jasper Ewing Brady, The Man She Brought Back 
1942
Henryk Szaro, Mocny czlowiek 
1944
Erwin von Witzleben, German fieldmarshal, hanged at 62 
1944
Juliusz Kaden-Bandrowski, Luk Erosa 
1944
Aino Ackté, Juha 
1944
Erich Hoepner,  
1944
Peter Graf Yorck von Wartenburg, Prozess 20. Juli 1944 vor dem Volksgerichtshof 
1944
Erwin von Witzleben,  
1947
Anton Ivanovich Denikin, Russian general (b. 1872) 
1950
Ernest F E Douwes Dekker, founder National-India Party, dies 
1950
Nicolai Yakovlevich Miaskovsky, composer, dies at 69 
1950
Fergus McMaster, Australian businessman (b. 1879) 
1950
Harry Katherman, The Lady Eve 
1950
Nikolai Myaskovsky, The Iron Curtain 
1951
Vaso Arabidze, Hasani 
1952
Margit Agrell, Frestelse 
1952
Lucille Ward, The Quest 
1952
Julia Cederblad, The Hell Ship 
1952
Lon Poff, Isn't Life Terrible? 
1953
Ragnhild Sannom, Dancing Madness 
1953
J. Carlton Wetherby, Love Will Out 
1954
Gino Tagliapietra, composer, dies at 67 
1954
James Doolittle, The Private Life of Helen of Troy 
1954
Charles Morris Martin, Law for Tombstone 
1954
C.A. de Lima, American Aristocracy 
1954
Phil Ohman, Phil Ohman & Victor Arden (Piano Duetists) 
1955
Ralph Angel, The Real Glory 
1955
Madge Elliott, Pontius Pilate 
1955
Grace Hartman, The Hartmans 
1956
Stepán Kopecký, Skola základ zivota 
1956
H. Saxon-Snell, A Peep Behind the Scenes 
1957
Hans von Kahlenberg, Nixchen 
1957
Harley Chambers, By Indian Post 
1958
J.P. McEvoy, It's a Gift 
1959
Harry Roeck Hansen, The Marriage Game 
1960
Danton Walker, columnist (Broadway Spotlight), dies at 61 
1960
Luis Firpo, Will He Conquer Dempsey? 
1960
Sooryanarayana T., Vishwamohini 
1961
Charlie Gemora, actor (who portrayed King Kong), dies at 58 
1961
Franc N D Buchman, US theology (Moral Rearms), dies at 83 
1961
Méi Lánfāng, Chinese opera performer (b. 1894) 
1961
Ernst Richter, Rosemary 
1961
J. Logan Pearson, Young Blood 
1961
Muriel Rahn, King for a Day 
1961
Einar Söderbäck, Summer with Monika 
1963
Sandor Jemnitz, composer, dies at 72 
1965
Shirley Jackson, US author (Road Through the Wall), dies at 45 
1966
Pierre Charles, Belgian heavyweight boxer, dies at 63 
1967
Jaromir Weinberger, Czech/US composer (Czech Rhapsody), dies at 71 
1968
Orovida Camille Pissarro, British painter and etcher (b. 1893) 
1969
Otmar Freiherr von Verschuer, German eugenicist and Nazi physician (b. 1896) 
1972
Andrea Feldman, American actor (b. 1948) 
1973
Vilhelm Moberg, Swedish author and historian (b. 1898) 
1974
Baldur von Schirach, German author/nazi politician, dies at 67 
1975
Julian "Cannonball" Alderly, saxophonist/bandleader, dies of a stroke at 46 
1976
John Roselli, hired by CIA to kill Castro, found murdered 
1979
Nicholas Monsarrat, British novelist (b. 1910) 
1979
George Pink, Superman 
1979
Jonreed Lauritzen, Kiss of Fire 
1980
Aga Yahya Khan, Pakistan military/politician, dies at 63 
1980
Jacqueline Cochrane, US pilot/1st female faster than sound, dies at 70 
1980
Paul Triquet, French Canadian army officer (b. 1910) 
1980
Winter Blossom, What Ho, the Cook 
1980
David Mercer, Family Life 
1980
Simon Lack, The Proud Valley 
1981
Ermelinda De Felice, Seven Beauties 
1981
Péter Hajnóczy, Death Rode Out of Persia 
1981
George Schaefer, Citizen Kane 
1982
Ferre Grignard, Belgian pop singer/painter (Crucified Jesus), dies 
1982
Hermine Heijermans, author (Snikken en Smartlapjes), dies at 80 
1982
Kurt Edelhagen, West German jazz pianist, dies at 62 
1982
Valeer van Kerkhove, Flemish writer/producer (De Weerlozen), dies 
1982
Eric Brandon, British racing driver (b. 1920) 
1982
Damian O'Flynn, The Snake Pit 
1982
Donald W. Roberson, The War Wagon 
1982
Ferre Grignard, Verloren maandag 
1982
Gene Law, Where the Buffalo Roam 
1982
Tom Chatto, Battle of Britain 
1983
Ljuba Kovacevic, SS Strike at Dawn 
1983
François Campaux, Ronde de nuit 
1983
Emanoil Petrut, Memories of My Childhood 
1984
Richard Deacon, actor (Mel Cooley-Dick Van Dyke Show), dies at 62 
1984
Ellen Raskin, American author(b.1928) 
1984
Walter Tevis, The Hustler 
1984
Al Marineau, Saps at Sea 
1984
Denis Johnston, The Unthinking Lobster 
1984
Richard Deacon, The Birds 
1984
Ellen Raskin, The Westing Game 
1984
Stanka Veselinov, Arrive Before Daybreak 
1984
Charles E. Moran, Grease 
1985
Louise Brooks, actress (Pandora's Box), dies of a heart attack at 78 
1985
Lev Frichinsky, Nashi sosedi 
1985
Louise Brooks, Pandora's Box 
1985
Milton H. Greene, Love, Marilyn 
1985
Toshio Hosokawa, Tora! Tora! Tora! 
1986
Margit Andelius, Fram för lilla Märta eller På livets ödesvägar 
1986
Gordana Kosanovic, Beach Guard in Winter 
1987
Danilo Blanuša, Croatian mathematician (b. 1903) 
1987
Mirko Kujacic, Treasure of the Aztecs 
1988
Alan Napier, actor (Alfred-Batman), dies at 85 
1988
Ramón Valdés, Mexican actor (b. 1923) 
1988
Avdo Dzinovic, Nights and Days 
1988
Maria Cichocka, Gdzie woda czysta i trawa zielona 
1988
Ingalill Söderman, Auktionen 
1988
George Estregan, Pasukuin si Waway 
1988
Jo Henderson, All My Children 
1988
Colette Melville, The Flamingo Affair 
1988
Alan Napier, The Sword in the Stone 
1988
Félix Leclerc, Légendes du Québec 
1988
Alan Ameche, The NFL's Greatest Games: '58 Championship 
1989
Michael Rittermann, Ich bin nicht der Eiffelturm 
1989
Audrey Russell, That Crazy Woman 
1989
Irv Cottler, Episode #1.21 
1989
Elsa Vazzoler, The Great War 
1989
Laszlo Willinger, Marilyn Monroe: Beyond the Legend 
1990
Wallace Douglas, The Wasp's Nest 
1990
Andrzej Dobrowolski, Wolne miasto 
1990
Douglas Twiddy, Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi 
1990
Géza Dobrányi, The Boys of Paul Street 
1991
Brad Davis, actor (Sybil, Midnight Express), dies of AIDS at 41 
1991
James B Irwin, Col USAF/astronaut (Apollo 15), dies at 61 
1991
John Brasser, Zaans resistance fighter (White Ko), dies 
1991
Magdalena G Schenk, historical (Vorstenhuizen of our time), dies 
1991
Julissa Gomez, American gymnast (b. 1972) 
1991
Gianluca Favilla, Un paradiso senza biliardo 
1991
Lidia Pstrokonska, Dzis w nocy umrze miasto 
1991
Luigi Moretti, Bianca 
1991
Gladys Hulette, Tol'able David 
1991
Sanford Seeger, Zalmen: or, The Madness of God 
1991
James Irwin, For All Mankind 
1991
Arkadi Smirnov, Walking the Streets of Moscow 
1991
Caroline Cartier, The Nude Vampire 
1991
Sheng Chiang, Five Deadly Venoms 
1992
Abul Qassim Khoei, Iraqi great-ayatollah/leader of Sjiieten, dies 
1992
Alison L Gertz, US aids-activist/Esquire women of year, dies of aids 
1992
Arthur Lang, US boxer/businessman, dies at 115 
1992
Eitan Berglas, Israeli banker/advisor, dies 
1992
Lou Krugman, actor (I Want to Live), dies of cancer at 78 
1992
Thomas J McIntyre, US, senator/writer (Fear Brokers), dies 
1992
Allee G. Reed, Panic in Year Zero! 
1992
Alison Gertz, Episode dated 25 March 1992 
1992
Lou Krugman, I Want to Live! 
1992
Fernand Bellan, Le trésor des Templiers 
1992
Lynn Karp, Pinocchio 
1992
Bertalan Papp, Mephisto 
1993
Harry Bellaver, actor (Blue Collar, Old Man & the Sea), dies at 88 
1993
Lou van Raised, impresario, dies at 77 
1993
Roy London, US actor/director (Tiger Warsaw), dies of lymphoma at 50 
1993
Harry Bellaver, Another World 
1993
Mickey Morton, The Gamesters of Triskelion 
1993
Roy London, Hank's Contract 
1993
Roberta Mari, Gli ultimi giorni di Pompeo 
1993
Ron Shand, Number 96 
1993
Leo Murphy, RoboCop 3 
1994
Henriette Santer, clinical psychologist, dies at 62 
1994
Leonid Leonov, Russian playwright (Russky Lesson), dies at 95 
1994
Leonid Maksimovich Leonov, novelist/Playwright, dies at 94 
1994
Robin Cavendish, disabled Campaigner, dies at 64 
1994
Leonid Leonov, Begstvo mistera Mak-Kinli 
1995
David Begelman, film producer, dies at 73 
1995
Judith Fisher, The Phallic Forest 
1995
Carol Hughes, Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe 
1995
Frantisek Nepil, Domecek u tri kotatek 
1995
Stevan Petrovic, Covek iz hrastove sume 
1996
Didi Duprat, French guitarist, dies at 69 
1996
Frank A Whittle, inventor of the Jet engine, dies at 89 
1996
George Richard Samways, children's writer, dies at 101 
1996
Herbert Huncke, writer, dies at 80 
1996
Julian Stryjkowski, writer, dies at 91 
1996
Nevill Francis Mott, physicist, dies at 90 
1996
Julian Stryjkowski, Austeria 
1996
Herbert Huncke, What Happened to Kerouac? 
1996
Queta Carrasco, Salvador 
1997
Duncan Swift, jazz pianist, dies at 74 
1997
Larry Sturhahn, The Miracle Worker 
1997
Orville H. Hampton, Jack the Giant Killer 
1997
Jeri Gray, Short Cuts 
1998
Mahmoud Saremi, Iranian journalist 
1998
Germana Paolieri, Luciano Serra, Pilot 
1998
Arthur Rowe, Incident Before Black Pass 
1998
David De Haven, Two-Edged Sword 
1998
Miroslaw Wienski, U Pana Boga za piecem 
1998
Tom Hedegaard, The Olsen Gang - Final Mission 
1998
Sam Balter, Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man 
1998
Bekir Yildiz, The Dark-Veiled Bride 
1998
Bjarne Bø, To mistenkelige personer 
1999
Harry Walker, Test Pilot 
1999
Paavo Rintala, The Boys 
1999
Yolanda Vargas Dulché, Ladronzuela 
1999
Charles E. Israel, Louisiana 
2000
Louis Nucéra, My Father's Glory 
2000
Walter Chappell, The Big Sur 
2000
Jess Barker, Scarlet Street 
2000
John F. Warren, Torn Curtain 
2000
Ken Cameron, Tiger Bay 
2000
Anatoliy Romashin, Rasputin 
2000
Evelyn Kingsley, Toys Are Not for Children 
2001
Lothar Bellag, Der Mann von der Cap Arcona 
2001
Peter Sinclair,  
2001
Robert Jacks, Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation 
2001
Martin Huston, Return of the Tauregs 
2001
Jean Dorst, Winged Migration 
2001
Harry Julian Fink, Dirty Harry 
2001
Maureen Reagan, The Specialists 
2002
Jacques Richard, The Things of Life 
2003
Finola Keogh, Rumpole and the Old, Old, Story 
2003
Peter Cavanagh, A Couple of Days Away 
2003
Ebony Gray, Brookside 
2003
Edna Skinner, Friendly Persuasion 
2003
Maria Cristina, O Passarinho da Ribeira 
2003
Robert J. Donovan, PT 109 
2003
Irene Wyman, It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World 
2003
Bhupen Khakhar, The Black Garment 
2004
Fay Wray, American actress (b. 1907) 
2004
Dimitris Papamichael, Greek actor (b. 1934) 
2004
Paul 'Mousie' Garner, Cheech and Chong's Next Movie 
2004
Leon Golub, The Third of May 1808 
2004
Gypsy Boots, Episode #5.30 
2004
Fay Wray, King Kong 
2004
Donald L. Sykes, Secrets of Life 
2004
Annemarie Marks-Rocke, Der zerbrochene Krug 
2004
Eva Kemlein, Worte muss man sehen können: Die Fotografin Eva Kemlein 
2005
Barbara Bel Geddes, American actress (b. 1922) 
2005
Ahmed Deedat, Islamic scholar (b. 1918) 
2005
John H. Johnson, African-American publisher (b. 1918) 
2005
Gene Mauch, American baseball player (b. 1925) 
2005
Monica Sjöö, Swedish artist (b. 1938) 
2005
Ilse Werner, German actress (b. 1921) 
2005
Barbara Bel Geddes, Vertigo 
2005
Bob Baker, Episode #1.5 
2005
John H. Johnson, Celebrate the Dream: 50 Years of Ebony Magazine 
2005
Gene Mauch, Zen and the Art of the Split-Finger Fastball 
2005
Ilse Werner, Great Freedom No. 7 
2005
Mary Ingersoll, The Negotiator 
2005
Paul Le Person, A Man and a Woman 
2005
Ruprecht Essberger, Vergißmeinnicht 
2006
Hélène Hily, The Butterfly 
2006
Américo Taricano, A Herança 
2006
Andrzej Lachanski, Awantura o Basie 
2006
Michael Hurd, Scrubbers 
2006
Marion Cajori, Louise Bourgeois: The Spider, the Mistress and the Tangerine 
2006
Slavko Brankov, Vruce zagrebacko ljeto 
2006
Josef Langmiler, Nedelní dostavenícko 
2006
Robert Gundlach, Love Story 
2006
Duane Black, The Tempest 
2006
Bernard Evein, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg 
2006
Duke Jordan, Les liaisons dangereuses 
2007
Joybubbles, A notable phone phreak. (b. 1949) 
2007
Ma Lik, Chinese politician (b. 1952) 
2007
Melville Shavelson, American film director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1917) 
2007
Scott Creedon, The Bondage 
2007
Melville Shavelson, Yours, Mine & Ours 
2008
Orville Moody, American golfer (b. 1933) 
2008
Chester Smith, The Alamo 
2008
T.Y. Drake, Terror Train 
2008
Sandra Deel, Junior Bonner 
2008
Eleo Pomare, Free to Dance 
2008
Margot Keune, Spetters 
2008
Orville Moody, Lee Trevino 
2009
Daniel Jarque, Spanish football player (b. 1983) 
2009
Michael Viner, Wilde 
2009
David Hillman, The Yeomen of the Guard 
2009
Raul Solnado, América 
2009
Jeff Prugh, Breaking the Huddle: The Integration of College Football 
2009
Hans-Jürgen Wenzel, Kindheit 
2009
Rolf Bohnsack, Großwildjagd 
2010
Patricia Neal, American actress, dies at 84 
2010
Chuck Hart, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me 
2010
Orestes Trucco, La aventura explosiva 
2010
Sikandar Alam, Nua Bou 
2010
David Ellsworth, Unconditional Love 
2010
Sally Palmblad, Svensson ordnar allt! 
2010
Patricia Neal, Breakfast at Tiffany's 
2010
Don Liberto, Episode dated 28 March 1955 
2010
Charlie Davao, Women in Cages 
2010
Jack Parnell, Barbra Streisand and Other Musical Instruments 
2011
Jirina Svorcová, Cesta ke stestí 
2011
Dorothy Gardner, Lilies 
2011
Guillermo Zarur, En la recta final 
2011
Corny Cole, The Pink Panther Show 
2011
Hend Rostom, Cairo Station 
2011
Pino Ferrara, Paso doble 
2012
Sancho Gracia, The Crime of Father Amaro 
2012
Boris Grigorev, Petrovka, 38 
2012
Kurt Maetzig, First Spaceship on Venus 
2012
Michael Sturges, The French Atlantic Affair 
2012
Lorenzo Urbiztondo, Adorables mentiras 
2012
Magro Waghabi, When Carnival Comes 
2012
Josep M. Ainaud de Lasarte, Conxita Badia no existeix 
2012
Lourdes Canale, La santa 
2012
Jairo Varela, Blood and Wine 
2013
Regina Resnik, American operatic singer, dies at 90 
2013
Karen Black, American actress, dies from ampullary cancer at 74 
2013
Regina Resnik, Elektra 
2013
Barbara Michaels, The House That Would Not Die 
2013
Dejan Kosanovic, Prinudna smena 
2013
Eddie Michaels, Donnie Darko 
2013
Jirí Krejcík, Higher Principle 
2013
Hélène Loiselle, Orderers 
2013
Jarod Diamond, The Sex Spirit 
2013
Jack Clement, American Gangster 
2013
Werner Tietze, Einige Tage ohne Krieg 
2013
Tommy Canary, High Roller: The Stu Ungar Story 
2013
Karen Black, House of 1000 Corpses 
2014
Menahem Golan, The Delta Force 
2014
Peter Sculthorpe, Burke & Wills 
2014
Mac Newbury, My Girl 
2014
Charles Keating, All My Children 
2014
Aurel Cioranu, Omul din Buzau 
2014
Simon Chung, Hot Water 
2014
Budd Lewis, Dark Angel 
2014
Wlodzimierz Biernacki, Powódz 
2014
J.J. Murphy, Cal 
2014
Michelle Frost, Episode dated 21 March 2014 
2015
Ann McGovern, Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride: Hunter S. Thompson on Film 
2015
Susan Sheridan, The Black Cauldron 
2015
Viktor Kremlyov, Lesnaya pesnya. Mavka 
2015
Sean Price, Grand Theft Auto 3 
2015
Joseph Daly, Hidden Faces 
2016
Australia's first world surfing champion, Bernard 'Midget' Farrelly, dies aged 71 
2017
Godzilla actor Haruo Nakajima dies at age 88 
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