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Notable Deaths on August 21st

1614Elizabeth Báthory, the world's most prolific female serial killer, dies at 54

1940Leon Trotsky, Russian revolutionary, icepicked by Ramón Mercader at 62

August 21st Deaths
Date Event
1131
Boudouin II van Bourg, king of Jerusalem, dies 
1157
King Alfonso VII of Castile (b. 1104/1105) 
1190
Godfried III, duke of Brabant (Grimbergse war), dies 
1245
Alexander van Hales, English scholar, dies 
1271
Alphonse of Toulouse, son of Louis VIII of France (b. 1220) 
1516
John III van Egmont, [Manke John], viceroy of Holland, dies at 78 
1581
Sakuma Nobumori, Japanese retainer and samurai (b. 1527) 
1614
Elizabeth Báthory, the world's most prolific female serial killer, dies at 54 
1627
Jacques Mauduit, composer, dies at 69 
1629
Camillo Procaccini, Italian painter/etcher, dies 
1673
Isaac Sweers, Dutch fleet admiral/Civil rights activist, dies at 51 
1673
John de Love I, vice-admiral, dies in sea battle at about 54 
1689
William Cleland, Scottish poet and soldier 
1723
Dimitrie Cantemir, philosopher/monarch of Moldova 1710-11, dies at 49 
1762
Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, English writer (b. 1689) 
1763
Charles Wyndham, 2nd Earl of Egremont, British statesman (b. 1710) 
1772
Alessandro Felici, composer, dies at 29 
1772
Johann Andreas Joseph Giulini, composer, dies at 48 
1785
Jean B Pigalle, French sculptor (Child with Pigeon), dies 
1798
Corneille F de Nelis, Flemish scholar/bishop of Antwerp, dies at 62 
1812
Silverius Muller, composer, dies at 67 
1814
Benjamin Thompson, American physicist and inventor (b. 1753) 
1824
John Taylor, philosopher (Jeffersonian Democracy), dies at 70 
1824
Santiago Ferrer, composer, dies at 62 
1836
Claude-Louis Navier, French physicist (b. 1785) 
1838
A v Chamisso, writer, dies at 57 
1853
Maria Quitéria, Um Caipira em Bariloche 
1856
Peter Joseph von Lindpaintner, composer, dies at 64 
1864
John Calhoun Sanders, Confederate brig-general, dies in battle at 24 
1870
Ma Xinyi Viceroy of Liangjiang of the late Qing Dynasty in China (b. 1821) 
1872
David Kalisch, Hunderttausend Taler 
1888
Simon Vissering, Dutch minister of Finance (1879-81), dies at 70 
1898
Nicola van Westerhout, composer, dies at 40 
1905
Jules Oppert, German Assyriologist (decodes characters), dies at 80 
1905
Mary Mapes Dodge, Hans Brinker and the Silver Skates 
1911
W R Wister, cricketer (USA v Canada 1859), dies 
1921
Leonard Boncza-Stepinski, Cud nad Wisla 
1925
Irineu Marinho, Um Senhor de Posição 
1930
Eugene Silvain, The Passion of Joan of Arc 
1930
William 'Cap' Anderson Hatfield,  
1932
Frederick Corder, composer, dies at 80 
1932
Wilton Lackaye, Trilby 
1935
Josef Cyril Sychra, composer, dies at 76 
1935
John Hartley, English tennis player, double winner of Wimbledon (b. 1849) 
1935
Marjorie White, Sunnyside Up 
1935
Arthur Gruenberger, Central Park 
1936
Eugène Dabit, Hotel du Nord 
1937
Jane Weir, Souls at Sea 
1940
Leon Trotsky, Russian revolutionary, icepicked by Ramón Mercader at 62 
1940
Paul Juon, Russian/Swiss violinist/composer, dies at 68 
1940
Ernest Lawrence Thayer, American poet (b. 1863) 
1940
Hermann Obrecht, member of the Swiss Federal Council (b. 1882) 
1940
Ernest Lawrence Thayer, Casey at the Bat 
1942
Kiyoano Ichiki, Japanese colonel (WW II), dies 
1942
J. Parker Read Jr., The Last Moment 
1942
Børge Munch Petersen, De tre måske fire 
1943
Henrik Pontoppidan, writer (Peter Gelukkige, Nobel 1917), dies at 86 
1943
Henrik Pontoppidan, Das Totenreich 
1943
Abraham Merritt, The Devil-Doll 
1944
Reginald Sharland, Girl of the Port 
1944
Edward L. Grafton, The Argonauts of California - 1849 
1945
Henry Hayward, The Bush Cinderella 
1945
Carl Barcklind, Ett brott 
1947
Ettore Bugatti, Italian/French car manufacturer, dies 
1947
Forrest Huff, The Love of Sunya 
1947
Ettore Bugatti,  
1948
Richard Atwater, Mr. Popper's Penguins 
1949
Gerhard von Keussler, composer, dies at 75 
1949
Victor Metzetti, The Fighting Pilot 
1949
Joseph W. Girard, '49-'17 
1950
Pete Decker, The Gold Rush 
1951
(Leonard) Constant Lambert, English composer (Rio Grande), dies at 45 
1951
Constant Lambert, Merchant Seamen 
1952
Isaac Sadeh, leader of Jewish commando forces, dies 
1957
Harald Ulrik Sverdrup, Norwegian meteorologist and oceanographer (b. 1888) 
1957
Nels Stewart, professional ice hockey player (b. 1902) 
1957
Nels Stewart,  
1957
Vance Carroll, Speed Limited 
1957
Vladimir Braun, Malva 
1958
Stevan Hristic, composer, dies at 73 
1958
Walter Schumann, choral director (Ford Show), dies at 44 
1958
Stevan Hristic, Sofka 
1958
Walter Schumann, The Night of the Hunter 
1958
Kurt Neumann, The Fly 
1959
Earl Hudson, So Big 
1959
Jacob Epstein, Statues also Die 
1960
David Barnard Steinman, American civil engineer and bridge designer (b. 1886) 
1961
H. William Miller, Kitten with a Whip 
1963
John Gunn, cricketer (England all-rounder in 6 Tests 1901-05), dies 
1964
Palmiro Togliatti, founder (Communist Italian Party)/min of Just, dies 
1964
Duane Decker, You're Telling Me 
1966
Robert Koppel, Henriette Jacoby 
1968
Vladimir Boudnik, Czech sculptor, commits suicide at about 45 
1970
Timothy Mather Spelman, composer, dies at 79 
1971
George Jackson, US prisoner, shot to death at 29 
1976
Ken James, cricketer (kept wicket for NZ in 11 Tests), dies 
1977
Octavus L "Octave" van Aerschot, actor (Scandal in Paris), dies at 87 
1977
Danny Lockin, American actor/dancer, dies from bleeding to death after being stabbed 100 times 
1978
Charles Eames, US chair manufacturer, dies at 71 
1978
Vinoo Mankad, cricketer (44 Tests for India, 2,109 runs), dies 
1978
Elizabeth Hill, The Citadel 
1978
Edvard Valenta, The Case Is Not Yet Closed 
1979
Giuseppe Meazza, Italian footballer (b. 1910) 
1979
Wolfgang Penz, Ein Schneemann für Afrika 
1979
Carol Hazell, Alternative 3 
1979
Stuart Heisler, The Star 
1980
Jack Cheetham, cricketer (15 Tests as S Afr capt, won 7 lost 5), dies 
1980
Gilbert Warrenton, The Man Who Laughs 
1981
Hermann Schey, German/Neth singer, dies at 85 
1981
Eddie Byrne, Star Wars 
1982
Sobhuza II, king of Swaziland/Ngwane (1921-82), dies 
1982
Jack Rutherford, Whoopee! 
1982
Vladimir Polkovnikov, Zakoldovannyy malchik 
1983
Benigno S Aquino Jr, Philippines opposition leader, killed at 50 
1983
Benigno Aquino, Korea 
1983
William G. Troiano, The Wild World of Batwoman 
1983
Jerzy Szczygiel, Milczenie 
1983
Kullervo Kukkasjärvi, The Year of the Hare 
1983
Eddie Le Baron, An Innocent Affair 
1984
Wolfgang Schleif, Die Mädels vom Immenhof 
1984
Helen Enriquez, Around the World in Eighty Days 
1985
Dolf Denis, Kapitein Zeppos 
1985
Maxwell Shaw, The Oblong Box 
1985
Bob Meading, Boston Blackie's Chinese Venture 
1986
Jaki Sommerich, That's Life! 
1986
Thad Jones, Black Out 
1986
Alexandre O'Neill, The Puppeteer 
1986
Dino Gigante, Her Life as a Man 
1986
George Brenlin, General Hospital 
1987
Karl Bruck, entertainer, dies 
1987
Ruth Gower, The Secret Voice 
1987
Bombolo, Delitto al ristorante cinese 
1987
Angelo Francesco Lavagnino, Othello 
1987
Karl Bruck, The Young and the Restless 
1988
Hans Gunther Adler, German writer, dies at 78 
1988
Ray Eames, American designer, artist and architect (b. 1912) 
1988
Ed Haskett, The Raven 
1988
Ed Haskett, Gilda 
1988
Ray Eames, The Fabulous Fifties 
1988
Jerry Warren, The Wild World of Batwoman 
1988
Nicholas Cortland, Search for Tomorrow 
1988
Gilbert La Chapelle, Dirty Dancing 
1989
Raul Seixas, Brazilian singer (b. 1945) 
1989
Raul Seixas, City of God 
1989
Joe Preninger, Rose Bowl 
1990
George Adamson, British conservationist (Born Free), murdered in Kenya 
1990
Zbigniew Stok, She Devils of the SS 
1990
Wes Dawn, Die Hard 
1990
Maja Jerlström, Löjen och tårar 
1991
Oswald von Nell-Breuning, German theologist/philosopher, dies at 101 
1991
Richard Wilson, producer/writer/actor (Pay or Die), dies at 75 
1991
Wolfgang Hildesheimer, German/Swiss architect, dies 
1991
Marta Reguera, Cosecharás tu siembra 
1991
Erwin Heimann, Klassenkampf 
1991
Wolfgang Hildesheimer, Das Opfer Helena 
1992
Lucille Brown, actress (Farina-Our Gang), dies after illness at 74 
1992
Theo van Tijn, Marxist/social-historian, dies at 65 
1992
Dai Vernon, Canadian magician (b. 1894) 
1992
David E. Rose, The End of the Affair 
1992
Mario Verdon, Caro papà 
1992
Theodor Berger, An klingenden Ufern 
1992
Dai Vernon, The Illusion of the Curious Counterfeit: Part I 
1993
Marvin Fisher, Rounders 
1993
Tatiana Troyanos, Les Troyens 
1993
Charles Lind, Adam Had Four Sons 
1994
Danitra Vance, comedienne (SNL), dies of breast cancer at 35 
1994
Hein Fentener van Vlissingen, eccentric millionaire, dies at 73 
1994
George Golden, Flight Into Danger 
1994
Danitra Vance, Little Man Tate 
1994
John Rothermel, The Cockettes 
1994
Ray Harden, The Man 
1994
Ralph LeBlanc, The Secret Land 
1995
Anatole Fistoulari, conductor, dies at 88 
1995
Hilda Beatritz Guevara, daughter of Che Guevara, dies at 39 
1995
James Truitte, dancer, dies at 72 
1995
Ken Rickards, cricketer (104 runs at 34 66 for WI 1948-52), dies 
1995
Len Martin, sports broadcaster, dies at 76 
1995
Manfred Donike, chemist Drug Test pioneer, dies at 61 
1995
Nanni Loy, film Director, dies at 69 
1995
Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, physicist (Nobel-1983), dies at 84 
1995
Robert T. Smith, Perils of the Jungle 
1995
Nanni Loy, Where's Picone? 
1995
Marcel Charvey, Belle de Jour 
1995
Ursula Köllner, Das Zimmer 
1995
Chuck Stevenson, 1965 Indianapolis 500 
1995
Guri Richter, Me and My Kid Brother and the Smugglers 
1996
Rosa Joyce Plesters Brommelie, conservation scientist, dies at 69 
1996
Sidney George Gray, company secretary, dies at 82 
1996
Alyce King, Swingin' Down the Scale 
1996
Don Germano, Lucy Gets a Roommate 
1996
George A. Heinemann, Tut: The Boy King 
1997
Misael Pastrana Borrero, Pres of Colombia (1970-74), dies 
1997
Yuri Nikulin, Russian clown and actor (b. 1921) 
1997
Yuriy Nikulin, The Diamond Arm 
1998
Luis Dávila, Zampo y yo 
1998
Jack G. Roberts, The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman 
1998
Wanda Toscanini-Horowitz, Vladimir Horowitz: The Last Romantic 
1999
Len Lowe, Episode #2.2 
1999
Hans von Herwarth, The Nazis: A Warning from History 
1999
Cilly Feindt, Der Sprung ins Nichts 
2000
Daniel Lisulo, Prime Minister of Zambia (b. 1930) 
2000
Mykel Mariette, The Closest Thing to Heaven 
2000
Alicja Wirth, Szkice weglem 
2000
Marek Lech, Pierwsze nauki 
2000
Tomata Du Plenty, Population: 1 
2000
Andrzej Zawada, Twarza w twarz 
2000
Luzi Kryn, Die Bettwurst 
2000
Bubi Scholz, Die 3. Runde 
2000
Nina Kalckar, Den ny husassistent 
2000
Tim Aspinall, Death à la Carte 
2000
Sam Freedle, High Noon 
2000
John Hayes, Grave of the Vampire 
2001
Calum MacKay, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1927) 
2001
Tony Cyrus, The Living Daylights 
2001
Katharine Snell, The Big Broadcast of 1938 
2001
Kenneth Du Main, First Monday in October 
2001
Beryl Cooke, Here Comes Thursday: The Rise and Fall of Harris 
2002
Ed Geldart, Rushmore 
2002
Jacques Ardouin, The Party 
2002
Milos Vosmansky, The Tale of John and Mary 
2003
Kathy Wilkes, English philosopher and aid worker (b. 1946) 
2003
Wesley Willis, American musician (b. 1963) 
2003
Wesley Willis, Super Size Me 
2003
Troyanne Ross, Thunder in Carolina 
2003
Matty Ferrigno, Pumping Iron 
2003
John Juliani, Under the Piano 
2003
John Coplans, Born in Flames 
2003
Ken Coleman, 1964 NFL Championship Game 
2003
Luísa Barbosa, Sweet Nightmare 
2003
Daniel Diot, Omnibus 
2004
Moshe Shamir, Hu Halach B'Sadot 
2004
Viktor Avilov, Mister Designer 
2004
Géza Böszörményi, Szívzür 
2005
Marcus Schmuck, Austrian mountaineer (b. 1925) 
2005
Robert Moog, American pioneer of electronic music (b. 1934) 
2005
Dahlia Ravikovitch, Israeli poet (b. 1936) 
2005
Martin Dillon, tenor, American opera singer (b. 1957) 
2005
Måns Hedström, The Iron Age 
2005
Wei Li, Life of a Beijing Policeman 
2005
Robert Moog, Theremin: An Electronic Odyssey 
2005
Branislav-Ciga Milenkovic, I Even Met Happy Gypsies 
2005
Steven Bland, American Outlaws 
2005
Sim Hubbard, Miracle Mile 
2005
Dorothy Flood, Resurrection 
2006
Paul Fentener van Vlissingen, Dutch businessman and philanthropist (b. 1941) 
2006
Ustad Bismillah Khan, Indian musician (b. 1916) 
2006
S. Izhar, Khirbet Hiza'a 
2006
Dannie Mac Grant, Boxing Gloves 
2006
Bismillah Khan, The Namesake 
2006
Don Storer, Climb Up the Wall 
2006
Klaus Höhne, The Damned 
2006
Lomax Study, A Little Princess 
2006
Elyseo Taylor, Black Art, Black Artists 
2007
Siobhan Dowd, British/Irish writer (b. 1960) 
2007
Elizabeth P. Hoisington, American Brigadier General (b. 1918) 
2007
Rose Bampton, Episode dated 8 October 1950 
2007
Ed Kovens, Bad Lieutenant 
2007
Roy Gerber, Episode #2.7 
2007
Zsuzsa Somogyi, Itt járt Mátyás király 
2007
Terri Messina, Single Room Furnished 
2007
Philomene Long, The Beats: An Existential Comedy 
2007
Grace Paley, Enormous Changes at the Last Minute 
2007
Menyhért Lakatos, Átok és szerelem 
2008
Jerry Finn, American record producer (b. 1969) 
2008
Jerry Finn, American Pie 2 
2008
Fred Crane, Gone with the Wind 
2008
Vladimír Hrabánek, Closely Watched Trains 
2008
Dorothy Porter, Written on the Wind 
2008
Abdullah Al Mamun, Sareng Bou 
2008
Peter Arnold, Shine 
2008
Kathryn Skatula, Purgatory House 
2009
Rex Shelley, Singaporean author (b. 1930) 
2009
Dean Turner, Australian musician (b. 1972) 
2009
Bruce D. Streetman, Far and Away 
2009
John Leake, The Radio Sky 
2009
Ulla Hodell, 'Swing it' magistern 
2009
Raymond Brody, The Governess 
2009
Vicki Bakken, Reward 
2009
Johnny Carter, Rock Rock Rock! 
2010
Rodolfo Enrique Fogwill, Argentinean writer (b. 1941) 
2010
Nancy Dolman, Canadian actress and comedienne (b. 1950) 
2010
Harold Dow, The Secret Life of Paige Birgfeld 
2010
Nancy Dolman, Martin Short: Concert for the North Americas 
2010
Virginia Cruzon, Ziegfeld Girl 
2010
Christoph Schlingensief, Blackest Heart 
2010
Edward O. Denault, The Deliberate Stranger 
2010
Anne Werner Thomsen, Europa 
2010
Rodolfo Fogwill, Pink Motherland 
2010
Hugo Guerrero Marthineitz, A orillas del gran silencio 
2011
Maria Kornatowska, Czlowiek srodka 
2011
Budd Hopkins, UFOs: The Secret History 
2011
Patrick Guillemin, La pasión turca 
2011
Märta Laurent, Fordringsägare 
2011
Ines Fancovic, The Perfect Circle 
2012
Georg Leber, German politician, dies at 91 
2012
William Thurston, American mathematician, dies from melanoma at 65 
2012
Adrian Vaux, Medicine Show 
2012
Maria Simionescu, Campioana 
2012
LaShunda Rundles, Speak 
2012
Taketoshi Naitô, The Burmese Harp 
2012
Tubesteak, Some Like It Wet! 
2012
Georg Leber, Wetten, dass..? aus Ravensburg 
2012
Tissa David, Between the Lions 
2013
Sid Bernstein, American music producer/promoter, dies at 95 
2013
Aleksey Zernov, Composition for Victory Day 
2013
Jean Hill, Desperate Living 
2013
Sid Bernstein, The 56th Annual Grammy Awards 
2014
Jean Redpath, Episode #16.146 
2014
Gerry Anderson, A City Dreaming 
2014
Robert Hansen, Blowing Smoke 
2014
Verna Vels, Lag Met Wena: 'n Afrikaanse Filmkonsert 
2014
Cybele, Remote Control 
2014
Albert Reynolds, Endgame in Ireland 
2014
Helen Bamber, Helen Bamber 
2015
Jimmy Evert, The Evert Era 
2015
Arthur Morris, ESPN's Legends of Cricket 
2015
Kip Turner, Grim 
2015
Daniel Rabinovich, Bromato de armonio 
2015
Sasha Petraske, Hey Bartender 
2015
Bob Hepple, Accused #1: Nelson Mandela 
2015
Toby Sheldon, Untitled Bethenny Frankel Talk Show 
2016
Louis Stewart, Ireland's greatest ever jazz guitarist, dies aged 72 
2016
Former 3 Doors Down guitarist Matt Roberts dies aged 38 
2017
Actor and comedian Jerry Lewis dies aged 91 
2017
US comedian Jerry Lewis dies, aged 91 
2018
Pearl Harbor survivor Ray Emory dies at age 97 
2018
Hollywood Choreographer Miriam Nelson Dies at 98 
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