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1057Macbeth, King of Scots, slain by son of King Duncan

1935Will Rogers, humorist, killed in plane crash in Alaska at 55

August 15th Deaths
Date Event
69
Servius Sulpicius Galba, 6th emperor of Rome (68-69), murdered 
423
Flavius Honorius, emperor East Roman Republic (395-423), dies 
778
Roland, Frankish commander 
1038
Stefanus I, [Arpad], 1st king of Hungary, dies 
1040
King Duncan I of Scotland killed in battle at ca. 39 years 
1057
Macbeth, King of Scots, slain by son of King Duncan 
1118
Alexius I Comnenus, Emperor of Byzantium (1081-1118), dies 
1196
Conrad II, Duke of Swabia (b. 1173) 
1274
Robert de Sorbon, French theologian and founder of the Sorbonne (b. 1201) 
1369
Philippa of Hainault, Queen consort of Edward III of England 
1464
Pius II, [Aenea S Piccolomini], Italian Pope (1458-64), dies at 58 
1528
Odet de Foix, Vicomte de Lautrec, French military leader (b. 1485) 
1552
Hermann of Wied, German Catholic archbishop (b. 1477) 
1576
Baliny Valentin Bakfark, composer, dies 
1600
Johann Baptista Serranus, composer, dies at 60 
1615
Cornelis C Vrancx, Flemish poet/writer (Comfort of Soles), dies 
1619
Miriam Bella, head of Jewish community of Kraków, dies 
1621
John Barclay, Scottish writer (b. 1582) 
1666
Johann A Schall von Bell, German missionary/astronomer, dies 
1714
Constantin Brâncoveanu, Prince of Wallachia (b. 1654) 
1725
Gerard Noodt, lawyer, dies at 77 
1728
Marin Marais, composer, dies at 72 
1728
Marin Marais, Tous les matins du monde 
1729
Benjamin Neukirch, German poet (Herrn von Hofmannswaldau), dies at 64 
1758
Pierre Bouguer, French mathematician (fotometrie), dies at 60 
1798
Felice Alessandri, composer, dies at 50 
1799
Giuseppe Parini, Italian poet (b. 1729) 
1807
Johann N Tetens, German/Danish philosopher/mathematician, dies at 70 
1848
Timothy Olmstead, composer, dies at 88 
1852
Johan Gadolin, Finnish chemist (discovered yttrium), dies at 92 
1853
Giovanni Battista Polledro, composer, dies at 72 
1864
Daniel Phineas Woodbury, US engineer/Union general-major, dies 
1880
Adelaide Neilson, English Actress (b. 1848) 
1901
Karl Weinhold, Germany, sociologist, dies at 77 
1907
Joseph Joachim, German violinist/composer, dies at 76 
1909
Euclides da Cunha, Brazilian writer and sociologist (b. 1866) 
1909
Euclides da Cunha, The Battle of Canudos 
1914
Anatol K Liadov, Russian composer (Baba yaga), dies at 59 [NS=Aug 28] 
1915
Albert Siegfried Bettelheim, Jew convicted of murder, lynched 
1917
Thomas J. Higgins, decorated Union Army soldier (b. 1831) 
1918
Peter Gast, composer, dies at 64 
1925
Konrad Mägi, Estonian artist (b. 1878) 
1928
Einar Forchhammer, Min ven privatdetektiven 
1931
Ruth Fuller Golden, Pegeen 
1932
Carl Goetz, Pandora's Box 
1935
Gerard Brucken Fock, composer, dies at 75 
1935
Wiley Post, aviation pioneer, killed in plane crash in Alaska at 36 
1935
Will Rogers, humorist, killed in plane crash in Alaska at 55 
1935
Wiley Post, Air Hawks 
1935
Will Rogers, Judge Priest 
1935
Stanislawa Przybyszewska, Danton 
1936
Grazia Deledda, Sardina/Italian author (Nobel 1926), dies at 64 
1936
Stanislaw Niewiadomski, composer, dies at 76 
1936
Grazia Deledda, La grazia 
1936
John B. O'Brien, The Second Mrs. Roebuck 
1936
Henry Lytton, The Mikado 
1938
Ben Hendricks Jr., Rain 
1939
Federico Gamboa, Latino Bar 
1940
Gene Morgan, Blonde Venus 
1941
Annie Vernay, The Mayor's Dilemma 
1942
John L. Hobble, Daddies 
1943
Frank Stanmore, An Odd Freak 
1944
Wolf Helldorf,  
1945
Korechika Anami, Japanese War Minister (b. 1887) 
1949
Rastko Petrovic, Sabinjanke 
1950
Wilhelm Birch, Lykken 
1951
Artur Schnabel, Austria/US pianist (Reflections on Music), dies at 69 
1953
Ludwig Prandtl, German physicist (b. 1875) 
1955
Nascimento Fernandes, Os Crimes de Diogo Alves 
1956
Constantine Freiherr von Neurath, German foreign minister, dies at 83 
1958
William L C "Big Bill" Broonzy, US blues singer/guitarist, dies at 65 
1958
Anna Le Sueur, Breakfast in Hollywood 
1958
Big Bill Broonzy, The Terminal 
1958
Jack Cole, Plastic Man in 'Puddle Trouble' 
1959
Blind Willie McTell, American ragtime singer and guitarist (b. 1901) 
1960
Mark Barron, Gentlemen of the Press 
1962
Lei Feng, Chinese revolutionary (b. 1940) 
1962
Dan Bain,  
1963
John Powell, composer, dies at 80 
1964
Otto Tober, Der Schatz 
1966
Gerhard/Gerhart Pohl, German writer (Battle of Kolbenau), dies at 64 
1966
Jan Kiepura, actor (Give Us this Night), dies of heart attack at 64 
1966
Seena Owen, actress/writer (Queen Kelly), dies at 71 
1967
René Magritte, Belgian surrealist painter, dies at 68 
1968
Edward Kilenyi, composer, dies at 84 
1969
Stijn Streuvels, [F Lateur], Flemish writer (Vlaschard), dies at 97 
1970
Karl August Andersen, composer, dies at 66 
1971
Paul Lukas, actor (Kim, Berlin Express), dies of heart failure at 76 
1972
Alf Thorbald Hurum, composer, dies at 89 
1973
Hanns Ernst Jäger, Schweyk im zweiten Weltkrieg 
1974
Edmund Cobb, actor (Motorcycle Gang), dies at 82 
1974
Mrs Park Chung Hi, wife of South Korean president, murdered 
1975
Mujibur Rahiman, Pakistani sheik, killed in a military coup at 53 
1975
Clay Shaw, alleged John F. Kennedy assassination conspiracist & businessman (b. 1913) 
1976
Jean P J C Haesaert, Flemish lawyer/sociologist, dies at 84 
1978
Harrison Kerr, composer, dies at 80 
1978
Alice La Mont, Satan Met a Lady 
1978
Celeste Savoi, The Reckless Moment 
1978
Dwight Marfield, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest 
1979
Derek N. Twist, Police Dog 
1980
Emil Fenyö, Vörösbegy 
1980
Svend Hansson, Johnny Larsen 
1981
Carol Ryrie Brink, All I Desire 
1981
John Reese, Charley Varrick 
1981
Augusto Galli, Sei tu l'amore 
1982
Hugo Theorell, Swedish scientist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1903) 
1982
Ernie Bushmiller, Archie's TV Funnies 
1982
George Brasno, Charlie Chan at the Circus 
1983
Anthony Costello, actor (Blue), dies at 42 
1983
Benjamin V Cohen, US author of New Deal-legislation, dies at 88 
1983
James Warwick, The Dark Past 
1983
Al Kilgore, The World of Hans Christian Andersen 
1983
Anthony Costello, Night Moves 
1983
Newt Jones, Alice in Wonderland 
1983
Marc Porel, Don't Torture a Duckling 
1984
Bobbi Campbell,  
1984
Norman Petty, Almost Famous 
1984
Grethe Hoffenblad, Seksdagesløbet 
1984
Guy Lacourt, Therese and Isabelle 
1984
Hilde Maroff, Das Erwachen des Weibes 
1985
Richard Yardumian, US composer (Creator Spirit), dies at 68 
1985
Jane Patten, Bar Buckaroos 
1985
Wolfgang Ruß-Bovelino, Das vierte Gebot 
1985
Don Rush, Fright Night 
1985
Lester Cole, Blood on the Sun 
1985
Benny Bjerregaard, Jeppe på bjerget 
1985
Ernst Mattishent, Die Fuchsjagd 
1986
Waldon O. Watson, Psycho 
1986
Ivan Lukinsky, Derevenskiy detektiv 
1986
John Trevelyan, Freedom to Love 
1986
André Legrand, Kreutzer Sonata 
1986
Augustín Kubán, The Mysterious Castle in the Carpathians 
1987
Shukur Burkhanov, The Sword and the Dragon 
1987
Safet Pasalic, To 
1987
Ubaldo Ragona, The Last Man on Earth 
1988
Barry Bingham Sr, US daily newspaper publisher, dies at 82 
1988
Mohammed Zia ul-Haq, President of Pakistan, killed in plane crash 
1988
Ray Buchanan, US blues gitarist, dies at about 48 
1988
Christine Nelson, Send Me No Flowers 
1988
Ronald Stein, The Terror 
1988
Emma Rosa Vincenti, El hijo de Angela Maria 
1988
Hans Heinz Stuckenschmidt, Filmstudie 
1989
F de Jong Edz, Dutch historian/director (IISG), dies 
1989
Ira Senz, The Sleeping City 
1989
Mladen Prebil, Time of the Gypsies 
1989
Samuel Herrera, Border Incident 
1989
Minoru Genda, Banzai! Japan: 1931-1942 
1989
Richard Warren, The Inquisitive Giant 
1989
Bill Farnum, Mush and Milk 
1990
Nina Bara, actress (Missile to the Moon), dies of cancer at 66 
1990
Viktor Tsoi, Russian musician (b. 1962) 
1990
Zofia Grabowska, Glos serca 
1990
J.J. Barry, This Is Spinal Tap 
1990
Eva Nil, Human Clay 
1990
Viktor Tsoy, Premiya Muz-TV 2007 
1990
Lew DeWitt, Pulp Fiction 
1990
Jimmy Carruthers, No Trespassers 
1990
Nina Bara, Missile to the Moon 
1991
Marietta Tree, ambassador (UN Comm of Human Rights), dies at 74 
1991
Charles La Franchise, Lou Mallory 
1991
Bogomil Simeonov, Earth 
1991
Jack Stoutenburg, The Singing Fool 
1991
Mervyn Nelson, Some of My Best Friends Are 
1991
Marietta Tree, John Huston: The Man, the Movies, the Maverick 
1991
Waldemar Brøgger, This Can't Happen Here 
1992
Evelyn Wesler Zemel, US author (American Glass Animals), dies 
1992
Giorgio Perlasca, Italian anti-fascist (saved 5,200 Jews), dies 
1992
Marie Paxton, entertainer, dies after brief illness 
1992
Martha Blackburn, Canada newspaper publisher (London Free Press), dies 
1992
Osamu Inaba, Japanese min of justice, dies 
1992
Anda Calugareanu, An Orphan Boy Loved an Orphan Girl 
1992
Marie Paxton, Ouanga 
1993
Robert W Kempner, German officer of justice in Prussia, dies at 93 
1993
Paul Busch, Wings of Desire 
1993
Nathán Pinzón, Historias que el diablo me contó 
1993
Lode Van Beek, Episode #2.11 
1993
Ellis St. Joseph, Flesh and Fantasy 
1994
Shepherd Mead, London England, dies of stroke at 80 
1994
Simon R Naoli, Tanzanian marathoner, dies in an accident at 28 
1994
Wout Wagtmans, cyclist (Rome-Naples-Rome 1957), dies at 64 
1994
Shepherd Mead, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying 
1994
Syd Dale, The Sixth Sense 
1994
Julie Warren, The Devil and Miss Jones 
1994
Paul Anderson, Episode #7.25 
1994
Joe Palma, Guns a Poppin! 
1994
Sergio Canali, French Lieutenant's Boys 
1995
Erbie Bowser, pianist, dies at 77 
1995
Humphrey Sims Moore, pacifist/journalist, dies at 86 
1995
Ismay Thomas, teacher, dies at 74 
1995
Robert Pickering, Guiding Light 
1995
Francine Pyne, The Man Trap 
1995
Michael A. Hess, Redistricting Litigation 
1995
John Cameron Swayze, The Town That Refused to Die 
1995
Jurgen Schneider, The Turning Point 
1995
Tommy Gallagher, Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen's 
1996
Agnes Beatrice Read, medical social worker, dies at 86 
1996
Ernest Leslie Bouts, motor-racing driver, dies at 93 
1996
Masao Maruyama, social scientist, dies at 82 
1996
Tony Martinelli, The Shakiest Gun in the West 
1996
Lisskulla Jobs, Episode #1.19 
1996
Sven Lasta, Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh 
1996
Jean-Pierre Maurin, Doudou perdu 
1996
Albert Osswald, Episode dated 14 December 1968 
1996
Liesel Christ, Die fünf Frankfurter 
1996
Joe Seneca, Crossroads 
1996
Hajdana Bulajic, We Are Not Angels 
1996
Borislav Boyadzhiev, Lyubovnoto lyato na edin lyokhman 
1996
Julia English, Fragments 
1997
Zoltán Galabárdi, I'll Go to the Minister 
1997
Glenn Corbett, The Violent Years 
1997
Vadim Kurchevskiy, My Green Crocodile 
1997
Ray Heatherton, Episode dated 28 February 1955 
1998
Georges Strouvé, Once More 
1998
Vince Cannon, End of the Curse 
1999
Sir Hugh Casson, British architect and artist (b. 1910) 
2000
Freddie Stewart, Campus Sleuth 
2000
Ena Begovic, Glembajevi 
2000
Denis Marion, L'espoir 
2000
Terri Gardner, Sweet Dreams 
2000
Michael Keatering, Eves on Skis 
2000
Robert Swink, Roman Holiday 
2001
Richard Chelimo, Kenyan athlete (b. 1972) 
2001
Raymond Edward Johnson, Mr. Bell 
2001
Joseph M. Khoury,  
2001
Charline Flanders, Football Romeo 
2001
Baron De Beer, Bananas 
2002
George Rosner, The Americano 
2002
Bill Gordon, Star Maps 
2002
Yuriy Yakovlev, Tuvalu 
2002
Henry Batista, The Caine Mutiny 
2003
Gösta Sundqvist, Finnish songwriter and singer (heart attack) (b. 1957) 
2003
Roy Neal, Cry Terror! 
2003
Janny Brandes-Brilslijper, The Last Seven Months of Anne Frank 
2003
Gina Gianetti, All American Girls 
2003
Tito Junco, The Last Supper 
2004
Semiha Berksoy, first Turkish opera singer (b. 1910) 
2004
Amarsinh Chaudhary, Indian politician (b. 1941) 
2004
Sune Bergström, Swedish biochemist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1916) 
2004
Charles Eaton, The Ghost Talks 
2004
Lum York, Hank Williams: Honky Tonk Blues 
2004
Jan Padkowski, Umarli rzucaja cien 
2005
Laura Carli, L'ultima cifra 
2005
Jerry Hackady, There Was an Old Woman 
2005
Ion Shkurya, Zhdite nas na rassvete 
2005
James Dougherty, Marilyn's Man 
2005
Herta Ware, Cruel Intentions 
2006
Te Atairangi Kaahu, Māori queen (b. 1931) 
2006
Rick Bourke, Australian rugby league player 
2006
Doug White, American news anchor 
2006
Faas Wilkes, Dutch international footballer 
2006
Rudi Stern, Haití: Killing the Dream 
2006
Te Arikinui Te Atairangikaahu, Waka Huia 
2006
Svetozar Rusakov, Tretiy vypusk 
2007
Richard Bradshaw, British opera conductor, (b. 1944) 
2007
John Gofman, American Manhattan Project scientist and advocate (b. 1918) 
2007
Geoffrey Orbell, New Zealand bush walker (b. 1908) 
2007
Sam Pollock, Canadian sports executive (b. 1925) 
2007
Grzegorz Wozniak, Colonel Wolodyjowski 
2007
Joel Silveira, Moleque Tião 
2007
Anthony Carras, The Comedy of Terrors 
2007
Liam Rector, The First Amendment Project: Poetic License 
2007
John W. Gofman, We Are the Guinea Pigs 
2007
Jem Ong Woo, Yorktown: In Temporary Command 
2007
John Wallowitch, Blood 
2007
Max Roach, The Notorious Bettie Page 
2007
Claes Esphagen, Jerusalem 
2007
Grigori Nikulin, Khleb - imya sushchestvitelnoe 
2007
Kazimierz Debicki, Kamienne niebo 
2007
Tim Susco, The Woodsman 
2007
Georgi Drumev, Breakfast on the Grass 
2008
Jerry Wexler, music producer and coiner of the term "Rhythm & Blues" 
2008
James Orthwein, American businessman 
2008
Leroy Sievers, American journalist 
2008
Vic Toweel, South African boxer, bantamweight world champion 
2008
Leonard Hirschfield, David and Lisa 
2008
Héléna Bossis, Le destin exécrable de Guillemette Babin 
2008
Molly McClure, Mrs. Doubtfire 
2008
Leroy Sievers, First Arab Israeli Plane Hijacking 
2008
Tomislav Pinter, The Meeting Point 
2008
Jerry Wexler, Forrest Gump 
2008
Helena Kulovaara, Huone puutalossa 
2008
Martin Brushane, Episode #1.8 
2009
Virginia Davis, Three on a Match 
2009
Pablo Antoñana, Secrets of the Heart 
2009
John Stroud, Pilot 
2009
Sammy Petrillo, Bela Lugosi Meets a Brooklyn Gorilla 
2009
Gordon Bond, Fiddler on the Roof 
2009
Jim Dickinson, Streets of Fire 
2009
Freddy Willenbucher, Un été alsacien 
2009
Konstancja Tulewicz, Teddy Bear 
2009
Florin Bogardo, The Graduates 
2009
Kenneth Alton, Kronos 
2009
Everett King, Peace for a Gunfighter 
2009
Héctor Gómez, El Crimen Perfecto (The Perfect Crime) 
2009
Andre Prokovsky, Episode dated 28 April 1963 
2009
Shûe Matsubayashi, The Imperial Navy 
2009
Miles Middough, Deliverance 
2009
Carlos Gómez, La burrerita de Ypacaraí 
2009
Bela Jurdová, Today for the Last Time 
2010
Dan Avey, Ring of Passion 
2010
Laura D'Angelo, Last Stop on the Night Train 
2010
Robert Wilson, The Gap Band/The Superiors/Domino Theory 
2010
Helga Holdhus, Episode #1.3 
2010
Harrison 'Buzz' Price, Walt: The Man Behind the Myth 
2010
Richard Malek, A Coven of Killers 
2010
James J. Kilpatrick, 60 Minutes 
2010
Joe Brown, The Best World Series 
2011
Rick Rypien, Canadian hockey player (b. 1984) 
2011
Marie Dolezel, Swiss Miss 
2011
Vasilis Andreopoulos, The Baldheaded Agent and the Land of Destruction Mission 
2011
Noel Collins, The Executioner 
2011
Jerzy Nitecki, Jovita 
2011
Morgan Sterne, Sinners Go to Hell 
2011
Sif Ruud, Wild Strawberries 
2012
Harry [Maxwell] Harrison, American author, dies at 87 
2012
Louise Arthur, The People's Choice 
2012
Biff Elliot, The Enemy Below 
2012
Lyudmila Dolgorukova, Day Watch 
2012
Altamiro Carrilho, Viva Volta 
2012
Jeffery Boswall, Escape to Nature 
2012
Sérgio Silva, Noite de São João 
2012
Bill Youngdahl, A Time for Burning 
2012
Bob Birch, Elton John: The Red Piano 
2012
Harry Harrison, Soylent Green 
2012
Müsfik Kenter, Time to Love 
2012
Mark L. Rosen, Spice World 
2013
Slawomir Mrozek, Revolución 
2013
Rosalía Mera, Atlas de geografía humana 
2013
Behn Cervantes, Memories of Old Manila 
2013
August Schellenberg, The New World 
2013
Jörg Pleva, Das Millionenspiel 
2013
Gerry Arbeid, Canadian Bacon 
2013
Jane Harvey, Episode dated 12 November 1962 
2013
Jacques Vergès, Terror's Advocate 
2013
Lisa Robin Kelly, Days of Our Lives 
2014
Licia Albanese, Follies in Concert 
2014
Hannes Hüttner, The Flight 
2014
Peter McAlevey, Radio Flyer 
2014
Sulejman Kupusovic, Memoari porodice Milic 
2014
Jay Adams, Ray 
2014
John Blake Jr., Small Wonders 
2014
Jerry Lumpe, Game 7 
2015
Rolf Henniger, Die Nibelungen, Teil 1 - Siegfried 
2015
Hamid Gul,  
2015
Danny Sembello, Bad Boys 
2015
Julian Bond, Ray 
2015
Max Greger, Es spielt für Sie... 
2015
Malcolm Craddock, Sharpe's Company 
2016
Na Muthukumar, national award-winning Tamil film lyricist, dies aged 41 
2016
Barbara Gibb, mother of the Bee Gees, dies at 95 
2016
Yiddish theater icon Fyvush Finkel dies aged 93 
2017
Olympic cycling champ Stephen Wooldridge dies, aged 39 
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