Famous Deaths on August 7

  • 461 Majorian, Roman Emperor (assassinated) (b. 420)
  • 479 Emperor Yūryaku of Japan
  • 1033 Frederick II, duke of Upper Lorraine

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1106 Henry IV, Roman German king/emperor (1056/84-1105), dies at 54

Holy Roman Emperor Henry IV
Holy Roman Emperor
Henry IV
  • 1485 Alexander Stewart, 1st Duke of Albany, Scottish prince
  • 1547 Cajetanus van Thiene, Italian saint, dies
  • 1609 Eustache du Caurroy, composer, dies at 60
  • 1613 Thomas Fleming, English judge (b. 1544)
  • 1616 Vincenzo Scamozzi, Italian architect (Procurazie Nuove, Venice), dies
  • 1635 Friedrich von Spee, German writer (b. 1591)
  • 1639 Martin van den Hove, Dutch scientist (b. 1605)
  • 1657 Robert Blake, English admiral (Dover, Dungeness), dies at about 57
  • 1661 Jin Shengtan, Chinese editor, writer and critic (b. 1608)
  • 1712 Friederich Wilhelm Zachow, composer, dies at 48
  • 1786 Friedrich Schwindl, composer, dies at 49
  • 1798 Johann Gottlieb Sollner, composer, dies at 65
  • 1799 John Bacon, English sculptor, dies at 58
  • 1816 Dionysius G van der Keessel, Dut lawyer (Theses selectae), dies at 77
  • 1817 Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours, French industrialist (b. 1739)
  • 1834 Joseph Marie Jacquard, French weaver and inventor (b. 1752)
  • 1846 Johann Christian Heinrich Rinck, composer, dies at 76
  • 1848 Jöns Jakob Berzelius, Swedish chemist (b. 1779)
  • 1855 Mariano Arista, President of Mexico (b. 1802)
  • 1864 Li Xiucheng, late Taiping's Field Marshal and soul person.(b. 1823)
  • 1885 Antony EJ Modderman, Dutch minister of Justice (1879-83), dies at 46
  • 1893 Alfredo Catalani, composer, dies at 39
  • 1912 François-Alphonse Forel, Swiss hydrologist (b. 1841)
  • 1913 David Popper, composer, dies at 70
  • 1914 B B (Bransby) Cooper, cricketer (Test for Australia), dies
  • 1914 Boleslaw Dembinski, composer, dies at 81
  • 1916 Charles E Manning, Australian judge/major, dies in battle at 36
  • 1917 Squadron Commander E.H. Dunning, first pilot to land his aircraft on a moving ship. (b. 1891)
  • 1921 Alexander A Block, Russian poet (Dvenatsat), dies at 40
  • 1923 Hendrik Pierson, Dutch theologist (H Pierson Foundation), dies at 89
  • 1924 Camille Zeckwer, composer, dies at 49
  • 1928 Alphonse MAJ Ariëns, Dutch RC pastor/social worker, dies at 68
  • 1938 Konstantin S Stanislavski, Russian director (S Method), dies at 75

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1941 Rabindranath Tagore, Indian philosopher/poet/writer (Nobel 1913), dies at 80

  • 1942 Richard Gott, British gen/commandant of 8th Army, dies in battle at 43
  • 1943 Gustav Schmidt, German lt-general, dies in battle

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1957 Oliver Hardy, comedian of Laurel & Hardy, dies at 65

Comic Actor Oliver Hardy
Comic Actor
Oliver Hardy
  • 1959 Armas Emmanuel Launis, composer, dies at 75
  • 1960 Vaino Hannikainen, composer, dies at 60
  • 1962 Morris Louis, US painter (post painterly abstraction), dies at 49
  • 1967 Max Branch, music/radio commentator, dies at 75
  • 1967 Max Tak, Dutch violinist/radio commentator, dies at 75
  • 1969 Joseph Kosma, composer, dies at 63
  • 1969 Russ Morgan, orchestra leader (Welcome Aboard), dies at 65
  • 1970 Harold Haley, US judge, shot dead in courthouse shootout in San Rafael at 67
  • 1970 James McClain, US African American activist, shot dead
  • 1970 Jonathan Jackson, US African American activist, shot dead in a shootout at 17
  • 1970 William Christmas, US African American activist, shot dead
  • 1972 Joi Lansing, actress (Bob Cummings Show), dies at 44 of cancer
  • 1973 Jack Gregory, cricketer (scorer of fastest ton Australia 1921), dies
  • 1974 Rosario Castellanos, Mexican poet (b. 1925)
  • 1974 Sylvio Mantha, professional ice hockey player (b. 1902)
  • 1976 Cecil Weston, actor (Dude Ranch, Huckleberry Finn), dies at 86
  • 1976 Murvyn Vye, actor (Bob Cummings Show), dies at 63
  • 1978 Franz Alphons Wolpert, composer, dies at 60
  • 1984 Esther Phillips, US singer (What a Difference a Day Makes), dies at 48
  • 1985 Grayson Hall, actor (Dark Shadows), dies of cancer at 58
  • 1987 Camille Chamoun, president of Lebanon, dies at 87
  • 1987 Nobusuke Kishi, premier of Japan (1957-60), dies at 90
  • 1989 Mickey Leland, (Rep-D-Tx), & 15 others dies in plane crash in Ethiopia
  • 1990 Eva Sully Block, actress (Kid Millions), dies of heart failure at 88
  • 1991 Billy James, comedian/singer (Women at Play, Lusty Business), dies
  • 1991 Shapur Bahktiar, PM of Iran (1979), assassinated
  • 1991 Shotzie, Cincinnati Red dog mascot, dies at 9
  • 1992 John Anderson, actor, dies of heart attack at 69
  • 1992 Titti Sotto, Cuban composer (La Esquina Habanera), dies
  • 1993 Kelly Ahrendt, 1st NYer to die of rabies in 40 years, dies at 14
  • 1993 Roy Budd, English jazz pianist/composer (Paper Tiger), dies at 46
  • 1994 Robert Hutton, [Winne], US actor (Rocket), dies at 74
  • 1994 Larry Martyn, comedy actor (b. 1934)
  • 1995 Brigid Brophy, novelist/campaigner, dies at 66
  • 1995 Tom Scott, poet/editor, dies at 77
  • 1996 Anne Kristen, actress (Truth or Dare, Rachel-Dr Finlay), dies at 59
  • 1996 Gerald Etheridge Gomez, cricketer, dies at 76
  • 1996 Peter Winter, naval commander, dies at 78
  • 1997 Douglas Gray, archivist, dies at 74
  • 1997 Vincent Gulliver, Britain's oldest man, dies at 109
  • 1999 Brion James, American actor (b. 1945)
  • 2003 Mickey McDermott, baseball player (b. 1929)
  • 2004 Red Adair, American oil field firefighter (b. 1915)
  • 2004 Colin Bibby, English ornithologist (b. 1948)

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2005 Peter Jennings, Canadian-American news anchor (ABC Evening News), dies of lung cancer at 67

Journalist and T.V. News Anchor Peter Jennings
Journalist and T.V. News Anchor
Peter Jennings
  • 2006 Mary Anderson Bain, American New Deal politician (b. 1911)
  • 2007 Hal Fishman, Los Angeles based local news anchor. (b. 1931)
  • 2007 Ernesto Alonso, Mexican actor, director and producer. (b. 1917)
  • 2007 Angus Tait, New Zealand electronics innovator and businessman (b. 1919)
  • 2008 Bernie Brillstein, American talent agent/manager and producer (b. 1931)
  • 2008 Andrea Pininfarina, CEO of Pininfarina S.p.A.
  • 2009 Louis E. Saavedra, American Mayor of Albuquerque, New Mexico (b. 1933)
  • 2009 Mike Seeger, American folk musician (b. 1933)
  • 2011 Nancy Wake, British war agent (b. 1912)
  • 2015 Frances Oldham Kelsey, Canadian-American FDA Director (stopped thalidomide use in the US), dies at 101
  • 2016 Edward Daly, Irish Bishop "Bloody Sunday" priest, dies at 82