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1919Andrew Carnegie, US steel industrialist/philanthropist, dies of bronchial pneumonia at 83

1994Peter Cushing, actor (Star Wars, Dr Who), dies of cancer at 81

1986Chuck McKinley, American tennis player (1963 Wimbledon), dies of a brain tumour at 45

2003Herb Brooks, American ice hockey coach, dies in a car accident at 66

2014Robin Williams, American actor and comedian (Mork & Mindy, Good Will Hunting), commits suspected suicide at 63

1937Edith Wharton [-Jones], US Pulitzer prize-winning author (House of Mirth), dies at 75

August 11th Deaths
Date Event
480
Leonidas, King of Sparta (b. circa 540 BC) 
BC
AD
353
Magnentius, Roman usurper (b. 303) 
449
Flavian, Patriarch of Constantinople 
897
Wilfred the Hairy, Count of Barcelona 
1171
Louis I, Earl of Wage/Rieneck, dies 
1180
Guillaume de/Willem van Sens, Fren master builder (Canterbury), dies 
1183
Christian I, archbishop of Mainz, dies 
1204
King Guttorm of Norway (b. 1199) 
1253
Clare of Assisi, Italian follower of Francis of Assisi (b. 1194) and founder of the Order of Poor Ladies (the Poor Clares) 
1394
Jan III, mister of Polanen, dies 
1456
Janos Hunyadi, Hungarian general strategist, dies at about 49 
1464
Nicholas van Cusa, philosopher/bishop of Brixen, dies 
1490
French van Brederode, leader of Hoeksen, dies at about 25 
1494
Hans Memling, [John Memlinc], Flemish painter (Passietaferelen), dies 
1519
Johann Tetzel, Dominican monk, dies at about 79 
1522
Martin Siebenborger, mayor of Vienna, beheaded 
1563
Bartolomé de Escobedo, Spanish composer (b. circa 1500) 
1578
Pedro Nunes, [Nonius], Port mathematician/astronomer (nonius), dies 
1589
Maarten Schenck van Nideggen, lt col (80 year war), dies at about 49 
1596
Hamnet Shakespeare, son of William Shakespeare (b. 1585) 
1614
Lavinia Fontana, Italian painter (b. 1552) 
1656
Prince Octavio Piccolomini, Duke of Amalfi, Austrian field marshal (b. 1599) 
1729
Nicola Francesco Haym, composer, dies at 51 
1757
Jose Pradas Gallen, composer, dies at 67 
1774
Tiphaigne de la Roche, French writer (b. 1722) 
1778
Augustus Montague Toplady, hymn writer (Rock of Ages), dies 
1778
Augustus Montague Toplady, The Silence of the Lambs 
1794
Jakob Friedrich Kleinknecht, composer, dies at 72 
1813
Henry James Pye, English poet (b. 1745) 
1820
Janos Lavotta, composer, dies at 56 
1844
Jernej Kopitar, filmologist/censor (Slavic Grammatica), dies at 63 
1851
Lorenz Oken, German naturalist (b. 1779) 
1852
Nicolaas Plomp, Dutch architect (Strugle), dies at 70 
1854
Macedonio Melloni, Italian physicist (b. 1798) 
1860
James Wilson, politician 
1868
Halfdan Kierulf, composer, dies at 52 
1868
Thaddeus Stevens, architect of Radical Reconstruction, dies at 76 
1872
Lowell Mason, US organist/composer (Zebulo), dies at 80 
1872
Lowell Mason, Titanic 
1886
Lydia Koidula, Estonian poet (b. 1843) 
1890
John Henry Newman, English cardinal, dies at 89 
1892
Enrico Betti, Italian mathematician (b. 1813) 
1892
Ladislav Stroupeznický, Nasi furianti 
1901
Francesco Crispi, Italian minister of War/premier, dies at about 82 
1903
Eugenio Maria de Hostos, Puerto Rican educator and nationalist (b. 1839) 
1908
Khudiram Bose, Indian freedom fighter (b. 1889) 
1911
Verner Clarges, The Face at the Window 
1912
Aleksei Sergeevich Suvorin,  
1919
Andrew Carnegie, US steel industrialist/philanthropist, dies of bronchial pneumonia at 83 
1919
Andrew Carnegie, Andrew Carnegie 
1929
Luitz-Morat, Petit ange 
1931
Linda Loredo, Come Clean 
1935
William Watson, British poet (Purple East), dies 
1936
Blas Infante, Spanish writer and politician (b. 1885) 
1936
Carl Gandrup, Alone with the Devil 
1937
Bakr Sidqi, general/dictator of Iraq, dies 
1937
Edith Wharton [-Jones], US Pulitzer prize-winning author (House of Mirth), dies at 75 
1937
Edith Wharton, The Age of Innocence 
1939
Jean Bugatti, Italian automobile designer (b. 1909) 
1942
Richard Heinrich Stein, composer, dies at 60 
1945
Stefan Jaracz, Noc Listapodowa 
1945
Michel Carré, Athalie 
1949
Karl Weigl, composer, dies at 68 
1949
Ted Bevis, Tarzan of the Apes 
1949
Kiki Palmer, The Wedding March 
1950
Sam Hellman, My Darling Clementine 
1950
Jindrich Fiala, Proc se nesmejes 
1951
Ebbe Hamerik, composer, dies at 52 
1951
Ebbe Hamerik, Med båd og sejl på Isefjorden 
1952
Riccardo Martin, composer, dies at 77 
1953
Ludwig Strauss, German/Israeli writer (Heimliche Gegenwart), dies 
1953
Tazio Nuvolari, Totò al giro d'Italia 
1953
Frank Titus, If I Had a Million 
1954
Santo Trafficante, Sr., Sicilian-born American mobster (b. 1886) 
1954
Santo Trafficante,  
1954
Murray Kinnell, The Public Enemy 
1954
Miriam Nesbitt, The Ambassador's Daughter 
1955
Andrew B. Sterling, You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger 
1955
Johnny Greer, The Merry Widow 
1955
Hugh Pryse, Three Cases of Murder 
1956
Jackson Pollock, abstract artist, dies in auto accident (East Hampton) 
1956
Jackson Pollock, Jackson Pollock: Love and Death on Long Island 
1957
Dolores Johnson, Served Hot 
1958
Enrico Pea, Gli orizzonti del sole 
1958
Nellie Revell, The Magic Flame 
1959
Georges Hatot, Execution of Joan of Arc 
1959
Gustav Püttjer, Comradeship 
1959
Hal Boyer, Libel! 
1959
René Barberis, Ramuntcho 
1959
David Pinski, The Singing Blacksmith 
1961
Antanas Škėma, Lithuanian writer actor and director (b. 1910) 
1961
Edwin Wetzel, The Jolson Story 
1961
Lowell J. Farrell, Rope 
1962
Israel Crosby, Benny Goodman Orchestra 
1963
Clem Bevans, Saboteur 
1965
Bill Woodfull, cricketer (35 Tests for Australia), dies 
1966
Robert Wüllner, Peter Voss, der Millionendieb 
1968
Lucien Cerfaux, Belgian biblical scholar, dies 
1972
Max Theiler, S Afr/US microbiologist (vaccin-Nobel 1951), dies at 73 
1973
Peggy Castle, actress (Lily Merrill-Lawman), dies of cirrhosis at 46 
1973
John Selgrath, West Point of the Air 
1973
Carl Wester, The Hurricane Express 
1973
Jay Rescher, The Devil's Daughter 
1974
Jack Hill, cricketer (3 Tests for Australia 1953-55, 8 wickets), dies 
1974
Vicente Emilio Sojo, composer, dies at 86 
1975
Anthony C McAuliffe, US gen/commandant 101st div (Nuts!), dies at 77 
1975
Howard Wendell, actor (Black Dakotas), dies at 81 
1977
Dewey Dick, Boots Malone 
1977
Jahar Roy, Ghoom Bhangar Gaan 
1978
Carlo Fiore, Man from Yesterday 
1978
Berta Ruck, Ossi hat die Hosen an 
1979
Gordon M. Davis, Escape in the Desert 
1980
Paul Robert, French lexicographer and publisher (b. 1910) 
1980
Harald Hejst, Kom sigøjner 
1980
Willi Forst, Bel Ami 
1981
Nevada Penn, Touch of Evil 
1982
Tom Drake, actor (Green Years, Warkill), dies of lung cancer at 63 
1982
Folmar Blangsted, Rio Bravo 
1983
Frank M. Blount, The Grim Game 
1983
Johannes Curth, Tilman Riemenschneider 
1983
Walter Kutz, Zum Teufel mit der Penne - Die Lümmel von der ersten Bank, 2. Teil 
1983
Satsuo Yamamoto, Oh! The Nomugi Pass 
1983
Reid Kilpatrick, Allotment Wives 
1983
Peter Xantho, The Virtues of Madame Douvay 
1984
Alfred A Knopf, US publisher, dies at 91 
1984
Percy Mayfield, US singer (Hit the Road Jack), dies at 63 
1984
Paul Felix Schmidt, Estonian-German chess player (b. 1916) 
1984
Bella Muzsnay, A kis rongyos 
1984
Richard Fraser, Show Me the Way to Go Home 
1984
Raul de Carvalho, Bocage 
1984
Vera Brown, Redhead 
1984
Percy Mayfield, Philadelphia 
1984
Herminia Franco, Amalia 
1985
Nick Ceroli, Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass 
1985
R.L. Hough, Fury at Furnace Creek 
1986
Chuck McKinley, American tennis player (1963 Wimbledon), dies of a brain tumour at 45 
1986
Heinz Strehl, 1. FC Nürnberg gegen 1. FC Köln 
1986
Clem Ashby, My Bonnie Jean 
1986
Lubomir Kabakchiyev, Nakanune 
1987
Clara Peller, commercial spokesperson (Wendy's), dies at 86 
1987
F. Herrick Herrick, Obeah 
1987
Metaksia Simonyan, Anahit 
1987
Zvonimir Bajsic, God 
1987
Zivko Cingo, The Great Water 
1987
Alexander Ziegler, Die Konsequenz 
1987
Archie L. Tegland, Never Help the Devil 
1987
Clara Peller, Moving Violations 
1988
Anne Ramsey, actress (Throw Mama From Train), dies of cancer at 59 
1988
Jean-Pierre Ponnele, opera director (Carmina Burana), dies at 56 
1988
Pauline Lafont, daughter of Bernadette, dies in hiking accident at 25 
1988
Dragoslav Jankovic, Cao inspektore 
1988
Jean Morel, La cage aux rossignols 
1988
Jane Kenrick, Part Two 
1988
Jean-Pierre Ponnelle, Madama Butterfly 
1988
Bob Gunderson, Alias Jesse James 
1988
Pauline Lafont, Keep Your Right Up 
1988
Anne Ramsey, The Goonies 
1989
John Meillon, actor (Wild Duck, Crocodile Dundee), dies 
1989
Miroslaw Gruszczynski, Urodziny Matyldy 
1989
Bill Cody Jr., The Vanishing Riders 
1989
Hal Torey, Earth vs the Spider 
1989
John Meillon, Crocodile Dundee 
1990
David Wechsler, The Search 
1990
Tom McDermott, Mazes and Monsters 
1990
Frank Dascoli, Game 6 
1990
Charles Marquis Warren, Gunsmoke 
1990
Bonnie Baker, You're the One 
1991
Jef Contryn, Flemish pioneer puppet theatre, dies at 89 
1991
J. D. McDuffie, American NASCAR driver (b. 1939) 
1991
Helmut Walcha, The Tree of Life 
1991
Anthony Brito, Little Noises 
1991
J.D. McDuffie, Daytona 500 
1991
Ludmila Roubíková, Jako knize Rohan 
1991
Utz Utermann, Chariots of the Gods 
1992
Olav Kyrre Grepp, Nine Lives 
1992
Kenji Nakagami, Himatsuri 
1993
György Sós, A világot jelentö deszkák 
1993
Marilyn Sitzman, Image of an Assassination: A New Look at the Zapruder Film 
1993
Philip Martell, To Sir, with Love 
1994
Dorothy Lousie Grenfell Williams, broadcaster, dies at 60 
1994
Gordon Cullen, architect, dies at 80 
1994
Mark "Red" Mitchell, actor (JFK, 8 Seconds, Want to Live), dies at 33 
1994
Peter Cushing, actor (Star Wars, Dr Who), dies of cancer at 81 
1994
Peter Cushing, Star Wars 
1994
Elias Canetti, Komödie der Eitelkeit 
1994
Stanislav Chekan, The Diamond Arm 
1994
Red Mitchell, JFK 
1995
Douglas John Gorman, businessman, dies at 58 
1995
Herbert Whitton John Sumsion, organist/composer, dies at 96 
1995
Kenneth Lo, cookery writer/restaurateur, dies at 81 
1995
Phil Harris, American actor/singer, dies of heart failure at 91 
1995
Wilbur Stark, tV/film producer, dies at 83 
1995
Marek Gajewski, Album polski 
1995
Phil Harris, The Jungle Book 
1995
Georges Carrère, Hold-Up 
1995
Louise Lorimer, Compulsion 
1995
Karel Berman, Juliette 
1995
Kenneth Lo, Gladiatorerna 
1995
Wilbur Stark, The Thing 
1995
Patricia Wilder, The Big Broadcast of 1938 
1995
Young Jue, Surf Ninjas 
1996
Mel Taylor, drummer, dies at 63 
1996
Rafael Jeronym Kubelik, conductor, dies at 82 
1996
Sigmund Koch, psychologist/philosopher, dies at 79 
1996
Rafael Kubelík, Symphonie Nr. 3 Es-Dur opus 55 (Eroica) von Ludwig van Beethoven 
1996
Randall Kim, Bu Lai'a the Hawaiian Superman 
1996
Mel Taylor, Zoolander 
1996
Frank Kuenstler, Guns of the Trees 
1996
Henry Slate, Pete's Dragon 
1996
Charles Brehm, On Trial: Lee Harvey Oswald 
1996
Charles McGregor, Blazing Saddles 
1997
Jerzy Jaraczewski, Fundamenty 
1997
Jacques Robert, The Monocle 
1998
Chris Idoine, The 66th Annual Academy Awards 
1998
Gary Lisz, I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can 
1998
Derek Newark, The Blue Max 
1999
Mimi Pollak, Autumn Sonata 
1999
Altina Carey, George Grosz' Interregnum 
1999
Robert Dorfmann, Papillon 
2000
Jean Papineau-Couture, Canadian composer (b. 1916) 
2000
Ric Roman, The Big Heat 
2000
P. Jairaj, Don 
2000
Milt Rosen, Legends Are Forever 
2000
Otto Czarski, Das Echo 
2000
Will H. Hays Jr., You're My Everything 
2000
Eddie Powell, Alien 
2001
Percy Stallard, English racing cyclist (b. 1909) 
2001
William Sellers, The Gunfighter 
2001
Ljubica Janicijevic, Destination Death 
2001
Bertil Sohlberg, En vår i vapen 
2001
Walter Kempley, Didi - Der Doppelgänger 
2001
Lester Pine, Claudine 
2001
Orlando Dias, 007 1/2 no Carnaval 
2002
Galen Rowell, American photographer and mountain climber (b. 1940) 
2002
Madge Miller, The Third Ear 
2002
Galen Rowell, Desert Vision 
2002
Nancy Chaffee, Sports Parade: Glamour in Tennis 
2002
Alpha Robertson, 4 Little Girls 
2003
Armand Borel, Swiss mathematician (b. 1923) 
2003
Herb Brooks, American ice hockey coach, dies in a car accident at 66 
2003
Else-Marie, Hvor går Karl hen? 
2003
Diana Mosley, The Churchills 
2003
Don King, We Stand Alone Together 
2003
Herb Brooks, Do You Believe in Miracles? The Story of the 1980 U.S. Hockey Team 
2003
Jean Drejac, Life of Pi 
2004
Hal Sheiner, Target Zero 
2004
Ed Bauer, Toen Tom hoorde dat hij dood was 
2004
Wolfgang Mommsen, Wer ist der größte Deutsche? 
2004
Joe Falls, The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg 
2005
James Booth, English actor (b. 1927) 
2005
Carl Harms, Winnie-the-Pooh 
2005
Manfred Korfmann, The Truth of Troy 
2005
Al Carmines, Kojak: The Price of Justice 
2005
Jack Hinkle, Blade Runner 
2005
James Booth, Zulu 
2005
'Double Duty' Radcliffe, Double Duty 
2005
Gisela Schmidting, Professor Nachtfalter 
2005
Erkko Kivikoski, Night by the Seashore 
2006
Mike Douglas, American singer and talk show host (b. 1925) 
2006
Ann Stockton, The Dead 
2006
George T. Lee, Local Hero 
2006
Alvin Cooperman, Ain't Misbehavin' 
2006
Reed Sherman, Big Daddy 
2006
Mike Douglas, The Incredible Shrinking Woman 
2006
Robert Trumbull, Undercover Brother 
2007
Franz Antel, Der Bockerer 
2007
Roberto Gavioli, The Magic Bird 
2007
Marian Wisniowski, The Saragossa Manuscript 
2007
Richard Compton, Babylon 5: The Gathering 
2008
Don Helms, Episode #2.11 
2008
Agneta Bolme Börjefors, Det svänger i backen 
2008
Bill Cotton, Knowledge Itself Is Power 
2008
Günther Schifter, Hallo Freunde 
2008
Günther Schiffer, Bellaria - So lange wir leben! 
2008
George Deem, The Art of Painting 
2008
George Furth, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid 
2008
Vlastimir Gavrik, The Master and Margaret 
2008
Jonathan Boudreaux, Margaret Bourke-White 
2008
Ilse Dubois, Paths of Glory 
2008
Péter Bognár, Max 
2008
Fred Sinowatz, Wetten, dass..? aus Bremen 
2008
Yorgos Naidas, Yagonan: The Dark Days of Doom 
2009
Eunice Kennedy Shriver, founder of Special Olympics, sister of John F. Kennedy (b. 1921) 
2009
Valerio Lazarov, La última moda 
2009
Madlena Vishnevskaya, Greshnye apostoly lyubvi 
2009
Aykut Oray, Sellâle 
2009
Eunice Kennedy Shriver, Arnold Schwarzenegger: Hollywood Hero 
2009
Kitty White, The Night of the Hunter 
2009
James A. Dennett, The Fugitive 
2009
Barbara Joyce, Sneak Attack 
2010
Markus Liebherr, German born Swiss owner of Southampton Football Club (b. 1948) 
2010
Eitan Djiji, My Homework Ate My Dog 
2010
Wieslaw Paraszczak, Where Eskimos Live 
2010
Cleatus Barnett, In Our Lives 
2010
Zofia Lubartowska-Brodacka, Wolne miasto 
2010
Nick Nicholson, Platoon 
2010
Darren Pomerantz, Who Ever Told You It Was Okay to Dream Anyway...? 
2010
Sheldon Feldner, Escape from Alcatraz 
2010
Nellie King, Roberto Clemente 
2010
Dan Rostenkowski, Happenstance 
2010
Bruno S., The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser 
2011
Jani Lane, American heavy metal musician (Warrant) dies of alcohol poisoning aged 47 
2011
Robert Breer, Fuji 
2011
Richard Turner, Come Rain or Shine 
2011
Kalju Karask, Keskpäevane praam 
2011
Stephan Meloy, The Raid: Redemption 
2011
Scott LeDoux, After the Hits/Keeping Up with the Salahis/Back in Bellaire 
2011
Don Chandler, AFL-NFL World Championship Game 
2012
Carlo Curley, Episode #5.3 
2012
Tyrone Mims, Teaser 
2012
Kuno Knöbl, Das Lied an die fliegenden Fische 
2012
Bill Rafferty, Above the Rim 
2012
Aleksei Zalivalov, Window to Paris 
2012
Edith Schneider, The Quiller Memorandum 
2012
Lucy Gallardo, Cosecharás tu siembra 
2012
Pakelika, Experiments 
2012
Michael Dokes, Donovan 'Razor' Ruddock vs. Michael Dokes 
2012
Sid Waddell, 1854: The Seafarer 
2012
Von Freeman, If I'm Not Home 
2012
Henning Moritzen, The Celebration 
2013
Eliza Gerner, Gluha kuca 
2013
Ingeborg Forrest, Martin 
2013
Nello Ajello, Assalto al consumatore 
2013
Henry Polic II, The Astrologer 
2013
Aleksey Anisimov, Kazachya byl 
2013
Alicia Tyler, Freakaholics 
2014
Robin Williams, American actor and comedian (Mork & Mindy, Good Will Hunting), commits suspected suicide at 63 
2014
Jean-Claude Brisville, Le souper 
2014
Simon Leys, The Emperor's New Clothes 
2014
Franca Tamantini, My Friends 
2014
Joe Viskocil, Terminator 2: Judgment Day 
2014
Robin Williams, Good Will Hunting 
2014
Anthony Plomitallo, Part 3 
2014
Liz Holzman, Fly 
2014
Marika Rózsahegyi, Mici néni két élete 
2015
Nour El-Sherif, The Yacoubian Building 
2015
Harald Nielsen, Episode dated 7 November 2007 
2015
Anne Strieber, The Life After Death Project 
2015
Craig Patton, Poor White Trash 
2015
Eddie Cusic, Delta Blues 
2016
Longtime ESPN host John Saunders dead at age 61 
2016
Barry Jenner, star of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, dies aged 75 
2016
Sasi Shankar, National Award-winning Malayalam filmmaker, dies aged 58 
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