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Mega Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Age August 12

Last Updated 08-14-2017

✍💰George Soros -- is 87 in the year 2017 and 88 in the year 2018; b.8/12/1930
Author, Philanthropist, Investor, Hungarian
Misc: billionaire and activist

William Goldman -- is 86 in the year 2017 and 87 in the year 2018; b.8/12/1931
Author, Novelist, Screenwriter, Playwright
Names/Places: b. in Chicago, Illinois
Movie Titles: Misery, Marathon Man, The Princess Bride, All the President's Men, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Chaplin

👑Queen Sirikit Of Thailand -- is 85 in the year 2017 and 86 in the year 2018; b.8/12/1932
Queen

🏆🏁Parnelli Jones -- is 84 in the year 2017 and 85 in the year 2018; b.8/12/1933
Hall of Famer, Auto Racer
Misc: 1963 Indy 500 champ; Trans-Am; Can-Am; NASCAR

🎖⚖John Poindexter -- is 81 in the year 2017 and 82 in the year 2018; b.8/12/1936
Military Leader, Government Official
Misc: ex-National Security Adviser

🎭Alan Peter Marshall -- is 79 in the year 2017 and 80 in the year 2018; b.8/12/1938
Movie Producer, English
Movie Titles: Cliffhanger, Hollow Man, Basic Instinct, Starship Troopers, Midnight Express, Fame

🎭George Hamilton -- is 78 in the year 2017 and 79 in the year 2018; b.8/12/1939
Actor, Producer
Names/Places: b. in Memphis, TN; The Tan Man
TV Shows: The Survivors, Roots (as Stephen), Dynasty (as Joel Abrigore)
Movie Titles: Hollywood Ending, Love at First Bite, Zorro the Gay Blade, Godfather III

🏆🏌Larry Ziegler -- is 78 in the year 2017 and 79 in the year 2018; b.8/12/1939
Golfer
Names/Places: NN: Half Pay Ziegler

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🎵Rod Bernard -- is 77 in the year 2017 and 78 in the year 2018; b.8/12/1940
Radio Disc Jock, Guitarist, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Names/Places: NN:Hot Rod

🎭Dana Ivey -- is 76 in the year 2017 and 77 in the year 2018; b.8/12/1941
Actress
TV Shows: Easy Street (as Eleanor)
Movie Titles: Two Weeks Notice, The Help, The Addams Family, Rush Hour 3

🎭Jennifer Warren -- is 76 in the year 2017 and 77 in the year 2018; b.8/12/1941
Actress, Producer/Director
TV Shows: Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, Paper Dolls
Movie Titles: Slap Shot, Night Moves, Ice Castles, Sam's Song

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🎵Craig Douglas -- is 76 in the year 2017 and 77 in the year 2018; b.8/12/1941
Pop Singer, English
Names/Places: RN:Terry Perkins
Misc: a twin
Song Titles: Only Sixteen

🎨🎭🏆Gwen Wong -- is 75 in the year 2017 and 76 in the year 2018; b.8/12/1942 N.S.
Artist, Actress, Model, Playmate, Phillipean
Names/Places: RN:Gwen Lipscomb
Misc: April 1967

🎭James "Jim" Storm -- is 74 in the year 2017 and 75 in the year 2018; b.8/12/1943
TV/Soap Actor
TV Shows: Young & the Restless (as Neil Fenmore), Dark Shadows (as Gerard Stiles), Bold & the Beautiful (as William "Bill" Spencer)

🎭Lezlie Dalton -- is 73 in the year 2017 and 74 in the year 2018; b.8/12/1944
Actress
Misc: retired from acting in 1980
Movie Titles: The New Daughters of Joshua Cabe

🎭Bruce Solomon -- is 73 in the year 2017 and 74 in the year 2018; b.8/12/1944
Actor
TV Shows: Mary Hartman Mary Hartman (as Sgt. Dennis Foley), Lanigan's Rabbi (as Rabbi David Small)
Movie Titles: Foul Play, Night of the Creeps, Auto Focus

🎭🎵🎸Ron Mael -- is 72 in the year 2017 and 73 in the year 2018; b.8/12/1945
Producer/Director, Songwriter, Singer, New Wave Keybordist
Names/Places: RN:Ronald David Mael
Group Names: Sparks

🎭🎵Ozzie Yue -- is 70 in the year 2017 and 71 in the year 2018; b.8/12/1947
Actor, Singer/Guitarist, English

🎵Albie Donnelly -- is 70 in the year 2017 and 71 in the year 2018; b.8/12/1947
Singer, Flautist, Saxophonist, British
Misc: sessioned for Boomtown Rats and Graham Parker, and with Supercharge

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🎵🎸Mark Knopfler -- is 68 in the year 2017 and 69 in the year 2018; b.8/12/1949
Music Producer, Songwriter, Rock & Roll Singer/Guitarist, Scotish
Misc: hits include "Sultans Of Swing" and "Money For Nothing" which "Weird Al" parodied into a song about Jed Clampett and the Beverly Hillbillies
Group Names: Dire Straits (lead singer)
Song Titles: Sultans of Swing, Money For Nothing

✍⚛💰Rick Ridgeway -- is 68 in the year 2017 and 69 in the year 2018; b.8/12/1949
Writer, Adventurer, Mountaineer, Businessperson

Fernando Collor De Mello -- is 68 in the year 2017 and 69 in the year 2018; b.8/12/1949
Head of State, Brazilian
Misc: ex-of Brazil 1990-92

🎭Iris Berben -- is 67 in the year 2017 and 68 in the year 2018; b.8/12/1950
Actress, German
TV Shows: Rosa Roth (star)
Movie Titles: Eddie the Eagle, Silberhochzeit

🎭Jim Beaver -- is 67 in the year 2017 and 68 in the year 2018; b.8/12/1950
Actor, Producer
Book Titles: Life's That Way
TV Shows: Harper's Island, Thunder Alley (as Leland), Supernatural (as Bobby Singer / Demon), Deadwood (as Whitney Ellsworth), Justified (as Sheriff Shelby Parlow), Breaking Bad (as Lawson)

🎵Nathaniel "Kidd Creole" Glover -- is 67 in the year 2017 and 68 in the year 2018; b.8/12/1950
Hall of Famer, Hip-Pop Singer, Rap Music Performer
Names/Places: RN:August Darnell Browder
Group Names: Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, Kid Creole and The Cocoanuts

🏆🏀George McGinnis -- is 67 in the year 2017 and 68 in the year 2018; b.8/12/1950
NBA Center, NBA Forward
Sports Teams: Indiana Pacers, Philadelphia 76ers, Denver Nuggets

🏆🥊Hector Rodriguez -- is 66 in the year 2017 and 67 in the year 2018; b.8/12/1951
Judo, Olympic Athlete, Cuban
Misc: Olympic Gold 1976

🎭Kaige Chen -- is 65 in the year 2017 and 66 in the year 2018; b.8/12/1952
Actor, Movie Director, Chinese

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🎭Ronald Guttman -- is 65 in the year 2017 and 66 in the year 2018; b.8/12/1952
Actor, Belgiumese
Movie Titles: The Hunt for Red October, August Rush, 27 Dresses, The Believer

🎵🎸Jerry Speiser -- is 64 in the year 2017 and 65 in the year 2018; b.8/12/1953
Rhythm Guitarist, New Wave Drummer, Australian
Group Names: Men at Work

🎭Sam J. Jones -- is 63 in the year 2017 and 64 in the year 2018; b.8/12/1954
Actor, Producer
Names/Places: b. in Chicago, Illinois
Misc: some say b. Aug 24
Movie Titles: Ted, Flash Gordon, Ted 2, 10

François Hollande -- is 63 in the year 2017 and 64 in the year 2018; b.8/12/1954 N.S.
President, Mayor, French
Misc: President 2012-2017

🎵Pat Metheny -- is 63 in the year 2017 and 64 in the year 2018; b.8/12/1954
Composer, Guitarist, Rock-Jazz Performer
Group Names: The Pat Metheny Group

🎭Marsha Clark -- is 62 in the year 2017 and 63 in the year 2018; b.8/12/1955
Soap Actress
TV Shows: Days of Our Lives (as Judge Karen Fitzpatrick)

Ann M. Martin -- is 62 in the year 2017 and 63 in the year 2018; b.8/12/1955
Children's Author
Book Titles: The Babysitter's Club (series)

🎭🎵Heintje -- is 62 in the year 2017 and 63 in the year 2018; b.8/12/1955
Actor, Pop Singer, Dutch (Netherlands)
Names/Places: RN: Hendrick Nikolas Theodor Simons, aka Heintje Simons
Song Titles: Mama

🎭Bruce Greenwood -- is 61 in the year 2017 and 62 in the year 2018; b.8/12/1956
TV Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Canadian
TV Shows: St. Elsewhere (as Dr. Seth Griffin), Knots Landing (as Pierce Lawton), Nowhere Man (as Thomas Veil), Class of the Titans, Batman: Under The Red Hood, Young Justice
Movie Titles: I Robot, Thirteen Days, National Treasure: Book of Secrets, Mao's Last Dancer, Star Trek (2009), Star Trek Into Darkness

🎵Danny Shirley -- is 61 in the year 2017 and 62 in the year 2018; b.8/12/1956
Country Performer
Group Names: Confederate Railroad

🏆🥊Terry "Red Rooster" Taylor -- is 61 in the year 2017 and 62 in the year 2018; b.8/12/1956
Wrestler
Names/Places: RN:Paul Klause
Misc: (WCW/WWF/NWA, Red Rooster).

🎭Herb Anderson -- is 59 in the year 2017 and 60 in the year 2018; b.8/12/1958
Actor
Misc: retired from acting in 1986
TV Shows: Ryan's Hope

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🎭Valerie Landsburg -- is 59 in the year 2017 and 60 in the year 2018; b.8/12/1958
Actress, Director
Names/Places: Alan's daughter
Misc: some say b. 1959
TV Shows: Fame (as Doris Schwartz), Hotel (as Cheryl Dolan), You Again (as Pam)
Movie Titles: Thank God It's Friday, One of Her Own, Welcome Home Roxy Carmichael

🎵🎸Jürgen Dehmel -- is 59 in the year 2017 and 60 in the year 2018; b.8/12/1958
Music Producer, Songwriter, New Wave Bassist, German
Group Names: Nena

🏆🏀Lynette Woodard -- is 58 in the year 2017 and 59 in the year 2018; b.8/12/1959
Hall of Famer, Basketball Figure, Olympic Athlete
Misc: Gold Medalist in 1984 Olympics and 1990 FIBA World Championship for Women. Inducted to Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in 2005.
Sports Teams: Harlem Globetrotters

🎭🏆Lonny Chin -- is 57 in the year 2017 and 58 in the year 2018; b.8/12/1960
Actress, Model, Playmate, English
Misc: January 1983

🎵🎸Morty Black -- is 57 in the year 2017 and 58 in the year 2018; b.8/12/1960
Drummer, Rock & Roll Bassist, Norweigan
Names/Places: RN:Morten Skaget

🎵Roy Hay -- is 56 in the year 2017 and 57 in the year 2018; b.8/12/1961
Keyboardist, Hip-Pop Guitarist, English
Group Names: Culture Club

🎭🎵Kathy Maisnik -- is 55 in the year 2017 and 56 in the year 2018; b.8/12/1962
Actress, Comedienne, Singer
Names/Places: aka Katherine Saltzberg
Movie Titles: The Check Is in the Mail

🎭Britt Morgan -- is 54 in the year 2017 and 55 in the year 2018; b.8/12/1963
Actress, XXX-rated actress, Director

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🎵Sir Mix-A-Lot -- is 54 in the year 2017 and 55 in the year 2018; b.8/12/1963
Rap Music Performer
Song Titles: The Watcher, Baby Got Back

🎭Peter Krause -- is 52 in the year 2017 and 53 in the year 2018; b.8/12/1965
Actor, Producer/Director
TV Shows: Sports Night (as anchor Casey McCall), Six Feet Under (as Nate Fisher), Parenthood (as Adam Braverman), Dirty Sexy Money, The Catch (as Benjamin Jones)
Movie Titles: The Truman Show

🏆⚾Barry Manuel -- is 52 in the year 2017 and 53 in the year 2018; b.8/12/1965
MLB Pitcher
Sports Teams: Texas Rangers, Montreal Expos, New York Mets, Arizona Diamondbacks, Seibu Lions

🏆⚾Dean Hartgraves -- is 51 in the year 2017 and 52 in the year 2018; b.8/12/1966
MLB Pitcher
Sports Teams: Houston Astros, Atlanta Braves, San Francisco Giants

🎭Brent Sexton -- is 50 in the year 2017 and 51 in the year 2018; b.8/12/1967
Actor, Producer
TV Shows: Life, The Killing (as Stan Larsen), Deadwood, CSI: Cyber (as Andrew Michaels)
Movie Titles: In The Valley of Elah, Flightplan, Radio, A.I. Artificial Intelligence

🏆🏈Andrew Glover -- is 50 in the year 2017 and 51 in the year 2018; b.8/12/1967
NFL Player
Sports Teams: Los Angeles Raiders, Oakland Raiders, Minnesota Vikings, New Orleans Saints

🏆⚾Tony Longmire -- is 49 in the year 2017 and 50 in the year 2018; b.8/12/1968
MLB Player
Sports Teams: Philadelphia Phillies

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🏆🏈Lincoln Coleman -- is 48 in the year 2017 and 49 in the year 2018; b.8/12/1969
NFL Runningback
Sports Teams: Dallas Texans, Dallas Cowboys, Atlanta Falcons, Milwaukee Mustangs

🎵Tanita Tikaram -- is 48 in the year 2017 and 49 in the year 2018; b.8/12/1969
Songwriter, Folk Singer/Guitarist, German

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🎭Rebecca Gayheart -- is 46 in the year 2017 and 47 in the year 2018; b.8/12/1971
Actress, Commercial Actress, Director
Misc: the Noxzema Girl
TV Shows: Loving (as Hannah Mayberry), Beverly Hills 90210 (as Antonia "Toni" Marchette McKay)
Movie Titles: Urban Legend, Jawbreaker, Nothing to Lose

🎭Michael Ian Black -- is 46 in the year 2017 and 47 in the year 2018; b.8/12/1971
Actor, Comedian, Producer
TV Shows: Ed (as Philip 'Phil' Washington Stubbs), The Jim Gaffigan Show (as Daniel)
Movie Titles: Run Fatboy Run, This Is 40

🎭🎮Yvette Nicole Brown -- is 46 in the year 2017 and 47 in the year 2018; b.8/12/1971
Actress, Comedienne, Cartoon Voice Actress, Commercial Actress, Producer, Video Game Voice Actress, American
TV Shows: Drake and Josh, Boston Legal, Elena ov Avalor (as Migs), Pound Puppies (as Cookie), Community (as Shirley Bennett), The Odd Couple (as Dani)
Movie Titles: 500 Days of Summer, The Ugly Truth
Video Games: Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse

🏆🎾Pete Sampras -- is 46 in the year 2017 and 47 in the year 2018; b.8/12/1971
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player
Misc: No.1 player in world in 1993; youngest ever U.S. Open men's champion (19 years, 28 days) in 1990; won Wimbledon and U.S. Open titles in 1993; then won Australian Open and repeated at Wimbledon and U.S. Open in '94 as well as the Australian, and won Wimbledon again in 1995; won 5-set doubles match with John McEnroe to help win 1992 Davis Cup final.

Moqtada Sadr -- is 44 in the year 2017 and 45 in the year 2018; b.8/12/1973
Iraqian
Misc: cleric

🏆🏒Todd Marchant -- is 44 in the year 2017 and 45 in the year 2018; b.8/12/1973
NHL Player, American

🏆⚾Gene Stechschulte -- is 44 in the year 2017 and 45 in the year 2018; b.8/12/1973
MLB Pitcher, American

🏆⚾Matt Clement -- is 43 in the year 2017 and 44 in the year 2018; b.8/12/1974
MLB Pitcher, American

🎭Casey Affleck -- is 42 in the year 2017 and 43 in the year 2018; b.8/12/1975
Actor, Producer/Director
Names/Places: Ben's brother
Movie Titles: The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, Gone Baby Gone, Good Will Hunting, Out of the Furnace

🎭Taylor Stanley -- is 42 in the year 2017 and 43 in the year 2018; b.8/12/1975
Actress
TV Shows: Spin City (as Karen), The Bay (as Zoey Johnson)
Movie Titles: The Crucible, Secret Cutting, Black Cadillac

🎵🎸Bill Uechi -- is 42 in the year 2017 and 43 in the year 2018; b.8/12/1975
Modern Rock Musician
Group Names: Save Ferris

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🏆🏒Anders Myrvold -- is 42 in the year 2017 and 43 in the year 2018; b.8/12/1975
NHL Player, Norweigan

🏆⚾Luis Ordaz -- is 42 in the year 2017 and 43 in the year 2018; b.8/12/1975
MLB Player, Venezuelan

🏆🏀Antoine Walker -- is 41 in the year 2017 and 42 in the year 2018; b.8/12/1976
NBA Player

🏆🏈Plaxico Burress -- is 40 in the year 2017 and 41 in the year 2018; b.8/12/1977
NFL Wide Receiver

🏆🎾Iva Majoli -- is 40 in the year 2017 and 41 in the year 2018; b.8/12/1977
Tennis Player, Croatian
Names/Places: DN: Iva Majoli Marić

🏆🏒Hayley Wickenheiser -- is 39 in the year 2017 and 40 in the year 2018; b.8/12/1978
Hockey Player, Olympic Athlete, Canadian

🎭Dominque Swain -- is 37 in the year 2017 and 38 in the year 2018; b.8/12/1980
Actress, Producer
Movie Titles: Face/Off, Lolita, Girl, Tart

🎭Maggie Lawson -- is 37 in the year 2017 and 38 in the year 2018; b.8/12/1980
Actress
TV Shows: Two and a Half Men, Back in the Game, Crumbs (as Andrea), It's All Relative (as Liz), Psych (as Juliet O'Hara), Angel From Hell (as Allison)
Movie Titles: Pleasantville, Cleaner, Gamer

🎭Meryem Uzerli -- is 34 in the year 2017 and 35 in the year 2018; b.8/12/1983 N.S.
Actress, German, Turkey

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🎭🎵🏆Marian Rivera -- is 33 in the year 2017 and 34 in the year 2018; b.8/12/1984 N.S.
Actress, Singer, Model, Phillipean, Spanish

🏆Holley Ann Dorrough -- is 31 in the year 2017 and 32 in the year 2018; b.8/12/1986
Model, Playmate
Misc: April 2006

🎭Leah Pipes -- is 29 in the year 2017 and 30 in the year 2018; b.8/12/1988
Actress, American
TV Shows: The Deep End, Life is Wild, The Originals (as Camille O'Connell)
Movie Titles: Soroity Row, Fingerprints, Her Best Move, Musical Chairs

🏆🥊Tyson Fury -- is 29 in the year 2017 and 30 in the year 2018; b.8/12/1988 N.S.
Boxer, Olympic Athlete, English

🏆⚽Mario Balotelli -- is 27 in the year 2017 and 28 in the year 2018; b.8/12/1990 N.S.
Soccer Player, Italian

🎵Christina Cimorelli -- is 27 in the year 2017 and 28 in the year 2018; b.8/12/1990 N.S.
Arranger, Pop Singer
Group Names: Cimorelli

🎭Lakeith Stanfield -- is 26 in the year 2017 and 27 in the year 2018; b.8/12/1991 N.S.
Actor

🎭Cara Delevigne -- is 25 in the year 2017 and 26 in the year 2018; b.8/12/1992 N.S.
Actress, English
Movie Titles: Paper Towns, Pan, Anna Karenina

Timothy Matheson -- is 24 in the year 2017 and 25 in the year 2018; b.8/12/1993
Celebrity Son
Names/Places: Megan & Tim's son

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🎭Imani Hakim -- is 24 in the year 2017 and 25 in the year 2018; b.8/12/1993
Actress
TV Shows: Everybody Hates Chris (as Tanya Rock)
Movie Titles: Reign Over Me, The Gabby Douglas Story, One Angry Juror

🎭Bex Taylor-Klaus -- is 23 in the year 2017 and 24 in the year 2018; b.8/12/1994 N.S.
Actress
TV Shows: The Killing (as Bullet), Arrow, Scream

🎭Torri Webster -- is 21 in the year 2017 and 22 in the year 2018; b.8/12/1996 N.S.
Actress, Canadian
TV Shows: Life with Boys (as Tess Foster), The Other Kingdom (as Pease Blossom)

Maggie Elizabeth McGraw -- is 19 in the year 2017 and 20 in the year 2018; b.8/12/1998
Celebrity Daughter
Names/Places: Faith Hill and Tim's daughter

Eja Lange -- is 16 in the year 2017 and 17 in the year 2018; b.8/12/2001
Celebrity Son
Names/Places: Shania Twain and Robert's son

Della Rose Joel -- is 2 in the year 2017 and 3 in the year 2018; b.8/12/2015 N.S.
Celebrity Daughter
Names/Places: Alexis Roderick and Billy's daughter

Hero Howard -- is 1 in the year 2017 and 2 in the year 2018; b.8/12/2016 N.S.
Celebrity Son
Names/Places: Mira Pak and Terrence Howard's son

Ron Smith -- b.8/12/????
Author
Book Titles: Ron Smith's Oldies Music Calendar

🎵Carl Sturken -- b.8/12/????
Rhythm and Blues Performer
Group Names: Rythm Syndicate

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🎵Heinrich von Biber -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/12/1644 d.5/3/1704 (59)
Composer, Violinist, German

🎭Konrad Ekhof -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/12/1720 d.6/16/1778 (57)
TV Actor, Director, German

🎨✍Thomas Bewick -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/12/1753 d.11/8/1828 (75)
Artist, Illustrator, Engraver, Author
Misc: for reviving the art of wood engraving and establishing it as a major printmaking technique.

Thomas Andrew Knight -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/12/1759 d.5/11/1838 (78)
Scientist, Horticulturist, British

👑King George IV Of Great Britian -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/12/1762 d.6/26/1830 (67)
King, British
Misc: ruled 1820-30

Robert Southey -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/12/1774 d.3/21/1843 (68)
Author, Poet, English

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Conrad Malte-Brun -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/12/1775 d.12/14/1826 (51)
Author, French
Misc: a founder of the first modern geographic society.

🎨⚛Robert Mills -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/12/1781 d.3/3/1855 (73)
Architect, Engineer
Misc: Washington Mounument

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Helena "Madame" Blavatsky -- Birth Anniversary -- b.7/31/1831 O.S. or 8/12/1831 N.S. d.5/8/1891 (59)
Religious Leader, Russian
Misc: Theosophical Society Founder

🎨⚛Abbott Thayer -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/12/1849 d.5/29/1921 (71)
Painter, Naturalist, Teacher
Misc: created camoflage, a combination of colors for military uniforms that are hard to see in combat; Stan Ridgeway sang about a marine with the name Camouflage

Michael Joseph McGivney -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/12/1852 d.8/14/1890 (38)
Clergyman
Misc: founded Knights of Columbus

💰"Diamond Jim" Brady -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/12/1856 d.4/13/1917 (60)
Financier, Philanthropist
Names/Places: FN:James B.

✍📰🎵Katharine Lee "Kathie" Bates -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/12/1859 d.3/28/1929 (69)
Author, Poet, Editor, Educator, Lyricist
Song Titles: America the Beautiful (lyricist)

💰Julius Rosenwald -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/12/1862 d.1/6/1932 (69)
Merchant, Philanthropist
Misc: Sears Co. prez

Jacinto Benavente y Martinez -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/12/1866 d.7/14/1954
Dramatist/Playwright, Spanish
Misc: wrote over 170 plays

Mary Roberts Rinehart -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/12/1876 d.9/22/1958 (82)
Novelist, Dramatist/Playwright
Misc: originator of the phrase "The butler did it."

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🏆⚾Christy Mathewson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/12/1880 d.10/7/1925 (45)
Hall of Famer, MLB Pitcher
Misc: N.Y. Giants (before it moved to San Francisco) won 373 games, 2499 strikeouts; pitched 3 complete games during the 1905 World Series without allowing opponents to score a run; won 37 in 1908; developed the Screwball.
Sports Teams: New York Giants (1900-1916), Cincinnatti Reds (1916), Cincinnatti Reds (manager, 1916-1918)

Radclyffe Hall -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/12/1880 d.10/7/1943 (63)
Writer, English
Misc: whose novel The Well of Loneliness created a scandal and was banned for a time in Britain for its treatment of lesbianism.
Book Titles: The Well of Loneliness

🎭Cecil B. De Mille -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/12/1881 d.1/21/1959 (77)
Movie Actor, Movie Producer/Director
Names/Places: b. in Ashfield, MA
Movie Titles: The Greatest Show On Earth, King of Kings, Cleopatra, Ten Commandments, Union Pacific, Reap the Wild Wind

⚛💰Vincent Bendix -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/12/1882 d.3/27/1945 (62)
Inventor, Founder
Misc: Automobile self starter, Bendix Corp.

🎨George Wesley Bellows -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/12/1882 d.7/8/1925 (42)
Painter, Lithographer

🎭Pauline Frederick -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/12/1885 d.8/19/1938 (53)
Movie Actress

🎭Marion Lorne -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/12/1886 d.5/9/1968 (81)
TV/Stage Actress
Misc: was 80 or 82?
TV Shows: Mr. Peepers (as Mrs. Gurney), The Garry Moore Show, Bewitched (as Aunt Clara)

🏆🏒Josephn Charles "Joe" Linder -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/12/1886 N.S. d.6/28/1948 N.S. (61)
Hall of Famer, Hockey Player
Sports Teams: Portage Lakes Hockey Club

🎭🎵Gus Van -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/12/1887 d.3/12/1968 (80)
Stage Actor, Comedian, Singer
Misc: with Joe Schenck

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Erwin Schrodinger -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/12/1887 d.1/4/1961 (73)
Physicist, Austrian
Misc: theoretical physicist who contributed to the wave theory of matter and to other fundamentals of quantum mechanics.

🎵Irene Giblin -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/12/1888 d.5/12/1974 (85)
Composer

Zerna Sharp -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/12/1889 d.6/17/1981 (91)
Author, Writer, Teacher
Book Titles: Dick & Jane

🎵Al Goodman -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/12/1890 d.1/10/1972 (81) or 1/11/1972 (81)
Composer, Pianist, Bandleader, Russian

🏆🏌Johnny McDermott -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/12/1891 d.8/1/1971 (79)
Hall of Famer, Golfer

🏆⚾Ray W. "Cracker" Schalk -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/12/1892 d.5/19/1970 (77)
Hall of Famer, MLB Manager, MLB Catcher
Sports Teams: Chicago White Sox (1912-1928), New York Giants (1929), Chicago White Sox (manager, 1927-1928)

🎭Howard Smith -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/12/1893 d.1/10/1968 (74)
TV Actor
TV Shows: The Aldrich Family (as Mr. Brown), Peter Loves Mary, Hazel (as Harvey Griffin)

🏆⚽Johnny Jaap -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/12/1895 d.5/1/1974 (78)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, Scotish

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Richard Lawler -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/12/1895 d.7/1/1982 (86)
Surgeon
Misc: the world's first kidney transplant performer

🎭Bob Emery -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/12/1897 d.7/18/1982 (84)
TV Host
TV Shows: Small Fry Club (host)

Otto Struve -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/12/1897 d.4/6/1963 (65)
Astronomer, Russian
Misc: known for his contributions to stellar spectroscopy, notably the discovery of the widespread distribution of hydrogen and other elements in space.

🎭Kenneth Hawks -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/12/1898 d.1/2/1930 (31)
Movie Producer/Director

🎭Oscar Homolka -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/12/1898 d.1/27/1978 (79)
Movie/Stage Actor, Austrian
Misc: some say b. 1903
TV Shows: I Remember Mama

🎭Vivien Tobin -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/12/1902 d.8/2/2002 (99)
Movie Actress
Names/Places: Genvieve Tobin's sister

Alexis Romanov -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/12/1904 d.7/17/1918 (13)
Celebrity Son
Names/Places: Nicholas II's son

🎭Kay Campbell -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/12/1904 d.5/27/1985 (80)
Soap Actress
TV Shows: All My Children (as Kate Martin)

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🏆⚾Rick Ferrell -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/12/1905 d.7/27/1995 (89)
Hall of Famer, MLB Catcher
Misc: for 41 years held the American League record of 1,806 games caught
Sports Teams: St. Louis Browns (1929-1933), Boston Red Sox (1933-1937), Washington Senators (1937-1941), St. Louis Browns (1941-1943), Washington Senators (1944-1945, 1947)

🎭Edward Ashley -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/12/1906 d.5/5/2000 (93)
Movie Actor
Names/Places: RN: Edward Cooper

🏆🎾Harry Hopman -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/12/1906 d.12/27/1985 (79)
Hall of Famer, Sports Figure, Tennis Player, Tennis Coach, Australian

🎭Joe Besser -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/12/1907 d.3/1/1988 (80)
TV/Stage/Radio Actor, Comedian
Names/Places: b. in St. Louis, MO
TV Shows: Abbott & Costello Show (as Stinky), Joey Bishop Show (as Mr. Jillson)
Movie Titles: The Three Stooges (as Joe 1956-59)

⚖💰Thomas P. Pike -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/12/1909 d.7/30/1993 (83)
Presidential Aide, Industrialist

🎭Jane Wyatt -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/12/1910 d.10/20/2006 (96)
TV/Movie Actress
Names/Places: b. in Campgaw, NJ; Not Ronald Reagan's ex-wife!!!; many say b. 1911
TV Shows: Star Trek (as Mr. Spock's mother), Father Knows Best (as Margaret Anderson)

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✍🎭🏆🥊Cantinflas -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/12/1911 d.4/20/1993 (81)
Screenwriter, Movie Actor, Comedian, Producer, Acrobat, Clown, Bullfighter, Mexican
Names/Places: NN: The Charlie Chaplin of Mexico; b. in Mexico City; RN:Mario Moreno August
Misc: Mexican superstar
Movie Titles: Around the World in 80 Days

✍🎭Samuel Fuller -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/12/1911 d.10/30/1997 (86)
Screen/Scriptwriter, Movie Actor, Movie Director

✍🎭Richard L. Bare -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/12/1913 d.3/28/2015 (101)
Screen/Scriptwriter, TV Producer/Director

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🎭Michael Kidd -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/12/1915 d.12/23/2007 (92)
Choreographer, Ballet Dancer
Names/Places: RN:Milton Greenwald; some say b. 1917 or b. 1925 or b. 1919
Misc: Guys & Dolls, Hello Dolly, 7 Brides for 7 Brothers

🏆🏈Alex Wojcieckowicz -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/12/1915 d.7/13/1992 (76)
Hall of Famer, NFL Linebacker
Sports Teams: Detroit Lions (1938-1946), Philadelphia Eagles (1946-1950)

🎵🎷Doc West -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/12/1915 d.5/4/1951 (35)
Drummer, Jazz Performer

🎵Sid Bernstein -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/12/1918 d.8/21/2013 (95)
Music Producer
Misc: Promoter who staged early U.S. shows by The Beatles and The Rolling Stones

🏆⚾Fred Hutchinson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/12/1919 d.11/12/1964 (45)
MLB Manager, MLB Pitcher
Sports Teams: Detroit Tigers

🎭Olympe Bradna -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/12/1920 d.11/5/2012 (92)
Actress, Dancer, French

🎵Percy Mayfield -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/12/1920 d.8/11/1984 (63)
Hall of Famer, Composer/Songwriter, Pianist, Blues Singer, Soul Singer
Song Titles: Hit The Road, Jack (songwriter)

🎭Gloria Monty -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/12/1921 d.3/30/2006 (84)
Producer
TV Shows: General Hospital (2x executive producer)

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🎭Marjorie Reynolds -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/12/1921 d.2/1/1997 (75)
TV/Movie Actress
Names/Places: b. in Buhl, Idaho; RLN:Moore
TV Shows: The Life of Riley (as Peg Riley)
Movie Titles: Holiday Inn

📰💰Norris McWhirter -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/12/1925 d.4/19/2004 (78)
Publisher, Brewer, British
Names/Places: Ross's twin
Book Titles: The Guinness Book of World Records

📰💰Ross McWhirter -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/12/1925 d.11/27/1975 (50)
Publisher, Brewer, British
Names/Places: Norris's twin
Book Titles: The Guinness Book of World Records

Dale L. Bumpers -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/12/1925 d.1/1/2016 N.S. (90)
Senator, Governor

🎵🎷Earl Coleman -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/12/1925 d.7/12/1995 (69)
Jazz Singer
Misc: with Charlie Parker among other bands

🎭John Derek -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/12/1926 d.5/22/1998 (71)
Movie Actor, Movie Producer/Director
Names/Places: b. in Hollywood, CA; Dolores Johnson & Lawson Harris' son; Married to Patti Behrs, Ursula Andress, then Linda Evans, now Bo Derek; RN:Derek Harris
Movie Titles: The Ten Commandments

🎵Joe Jones -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/12/1926 d.11/27/2005 (79)
Singer, Pianist
Song Titles: You Talk Too Much

🎭Dan Curtis -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/12/1927 d.3/27/2006 (78)
TV Producer/Director
TV Shows: Dark Shadows (creator)

🎭🎵Porter Wagoner -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/12/1927 d.10/28/2007 (80)
Hall of Famer, Variety Show Host, Songwriter, Country Singer
Names/Places: b. in West Plains, MO
Misc: some say b. 1930 or '32; discovered Dolly Parton
Group Names: The Wagonmasters, soloist
Song Titles: Misery Loves Company, The Carroll County Accident, The Cold Hard Facts of Life
TV Shows: The Porter Wagoner Show (1960-80), Ozark Jubilee

🏆⚾Bob Buhl -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/12/1928 d.2/16/2001 (72)
MLB Player

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🎭🎵Buck Owens -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/12/1929 d.3/25/2006 (76)
Hall of Famer, Variety Show Host, Songwriter, Singer/Guitarist, Saxophonist, Trumpeter, Country Performer
Names/Places: b. in Sherman, TX; RN:Alvis Edgar Owens Jr.
Misc: Backing group: The Buckaroos; in the 1960s, 19 of his 30 Top 10 songs hit #1 in country charts; in Country Music Hall of Fame and the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame
Song Titles: Foolin' Around, Act Naturally, Love's Gonna Live Here, My Heart Skips a Beat, I Don't Care, I've Got a Tiger by the Tail, Before You Go, Buckaroo, Waitin' in Your Welfare Line, Think of Me, Open Up Your Heart, Where Does the Good Times Go, Sam's Place, Your Tender Loving Care, Sweet Rosie Jones, Who's Gonna Mow Your Grass, Johnny B. Goode, Tall Dark Stranger, Made in Japan
Album Titles: Together Again, I Don't Care, I've Got a Tiger by the Tail, Before You Go, Roll Out the Red Carpet, Dust on Mother's Bible, Open Up Your Heart, Your Tender Loving Care, It Takes People Like You, Sweet Rosie Jones, Tall Dark Stranger
TV Shows: Hee Haw (host 1968-1986)

🎭Charlie O'Donnell -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/12/1932 d.11/1/2010 (78)
Announcer
TV Shows: Wheel of Fortune

🎭John Cazale -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/12/1935 d.3/12/1978 (42)
Actor

🎭Linda Day -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/12/1938 d.10/23/2009 (71)
TV Director

🎭Rosanna Huffman -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/12/1938 d.5/20/2016 N.S. (77)
Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress
Misc: retired from acting in 2000
TV Shows: Murder One
Movie Titles: The Fabulous Baker Boys, Babe, Oliver and Company, Ferngully: The Last Rainforest

🎵Paul Craft -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/12/1938 N.S. d.10/18/2014 N.S. (76)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Country Singer
Song Titles: Brother Jukebox (for Mark Chestnutt), It's Me Again Margaret (for Ray Stevens and Craft himself)

🏆⚾Skip Caray -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/12/1939 d.8/3/2008 (68)
Baseball Announcer
Names/Places: Harry's son

🎭Stephen Brooks -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/12/1942 d.12/1/1999 (57)
Actor
TV Shows: The Nurses, The FBI (as Special Agent Jim Rhodes), The Interns

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🎭Deborah Walley -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/12/1943 d.5/10/2001 (57)
Actress
Misc: 1960's Beach bunny
TV Shows: The Mothers in Law (as Susie Hubbard Bell)
Movie Titles: Gidget, Beach Blanket Bingo

🎵Larry Troutman -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/12/1944 d.4/25/1999 (54)
Rhythm and Blues Musician
Group Names: Roger and Zapp

🏆Chris Brathwaite -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/12/1948 d.11/12/1984 (36)
Track and Field

📰Tom Cassidy -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/12/1949 d.5/26/1991 (41)
Newscaster
Misc: CNN anchorman

🏆🏈Billy Hardee -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/12/1954 d.7/4/2011 N.S. (56)
CFL Figure, Football Defensive
Sports Teams: Toronto Agronauts

🎭Youree Dell Harris -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/12/1962 N.S. d.7/26/2016 N.S. (53)
Commercial Actress, Personality
Names/Places: aka Miss Cleo in commercials for psychic pay-per-call services

👑Cleopatra -- Death Anniversary -- b.??/??/69BC d.8/12/30BC
Queen
Misc: (by some estimates) the seventh and the most famous queen of ancient Egypt known by the name of Cleopatra committed suicide by letting an asp bite her. Birthdate between early and late 69 B.C.E.

Pope Sixtus IV -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/21/1414 d.8/12/1484 (70)
Religious Leader
Misc: pope 1471-84

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🎵Giovanni Gabrieli -- Death Anniversary -- b.??/??/1554 or ??/??/1557 d.8/12/1612
Composer, Organist, Italian

🎵Jacopo Peri -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/20/1561 d.8/12/1633 (71)
Composer, Italian

💰Nicolo Amati -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/3/1596 d.8/12/1684 (87)
Manufacturer, Teacher, Italian
Misc: Violin maker; some say b. Sep 3

Pope Innocent XI -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/19/1611 d.8/12/1689 (78)
Pope
Misc: from 1676-1689; d. year?

🎖⚖💰Samuel Osgood -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/14/1747 d.8/12/1813 (66)
Revolutionary, Statesman, Merchant

Robert Stewart Castlereagh -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/18/1769 d.8/12/1822 (53)
Government Official, English
Misc: British foreign secretary (1812-22)

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🎨✍🎭William Blake -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/28/1757 d.8/12/1827 (69)
Sculptor, Engraver, Poet, Mystic, English

George Stephenson -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/9/1781 d.8/12/1848 (67)
Inventor, English
Misc: the principal inventor of the railroad locomotive.

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Albert Gallatin -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/29/1761 d.8/12/1849 (88)
Presidential Aide, Secretary of the Treasury

💰Eliphalet Remington -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/28/1793 d.8/12/1861 (67)
Manufacturer
Misc: with his dad manufactured the famous Remington Rifles; b. Oct 27?

Helen Maria Hunt Jackson -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/15/1830 d.8/12/1885 (54)
Author, Poet, American

✍📰⚖James Russell Lowell -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/22/1819 d.8/12/1891 (72)
Hall of Famer, Essayist, Poet, Editor, Diplomat, Abolitionist

William Trowbridge -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/25/1828 d.8/12/1892 (64)
Engineer

Hubert Newton -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/19/1830 d.8/12/1896 (66)
Astronomer, Mathematician
Misc: Comets & Meteors

🏆Wilhelm Steinitz -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/17/1856 d.8/12/1900 (44)
Chess Player, Czech
Misc: the first world chess champion 1866-94; DOD was entered as DOB on Pat Kincaid's database(???), else DOD is unconfirmed

James Keeler -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/10/1857 d.8/12/1900 (42)
Astronomer
Misc: Rings of Saturn discoverer; who confirmed that Saturn's ring system is not a solid unit but is composed of a vast swarm of tiny particles.

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Nils Nordenskjold -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/18/1832 d.8/12/1901 (68)
Explorer, Geologist, Geographer, Mineralologist, Finnish
Misc: he sailed from Norway to the Pacific across the Asiatic Arctic, completing the first successful navigation of the Northeast Passage.

🏆🎾William Renshaw -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/3/1861 d.8/12/1904 (43)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player

🏆🥊Billy Edwards -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/21/1844 d.8/12/1907 (62)
Hall of Famer, Boxer, English

John Philip Holland -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/24/1841 d.8/12/1914 (73)
Engineer, Inventor, Irish
Misc: pioneered the modern submarine and the first to be formally commissioned by the U.S. Navy and the first Royal Navy submarine, the Holland 1.; some say b. Feb 24, 1840 but incorrect according to the Christian Brothers' register in Limerick which contains the notation "J.P. Holland....entered June 15, 1858, aged 17."

🏆🏁Charles Paine -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/26/1833 d.8/12/1916 (82)
Yachtsperson
Misc: America's Cup

🎭Anna Held -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/8/1872 O.S. or 3/19/1872 N.S. d.8/12/1918 (46)
Stage Actress, French

🎵Leos Janacek -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/3/1854 d.8/12/1928 (74)
Composer

🎭Phillips Holmes -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/22/1907 d.8/12/1942 (35)
Movie Actor

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🎵Pasquale Amato -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/21/1878 d.8/12/1942 (64)
Baritone, Opera Singer, Italian

🎭Al Shean -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/12/1868 d.8/12/1949 (81)
Movie/Stage Actor, Comedian, Vaudevillan
Names/Places: RN:Alfred Shoenberg; Marx Brothers' uncle

Thomas Mann -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/6/1875 d.8/12/1955 (80)
Novelist, Essayist, German
Misc: Magic Mountain

James Summer -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/19/1887 d.8/12/1955 (67)
Chemist

🏆🥊Albert "Chalky" Wright -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/10/1912 d.8/12/1957 (45)
Hall of Famer, Boxer

🏆⚾Johnny Burnett -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/1/1904 d.8/12/1959 (54)
MLB Player
Names/Places: aka John Henderson
Misc: he hit the first home run in Municipal Stadium, Bartow, Fla.
Sports Teams: Cleveland Indians (1927-34)

✍📰Ian Lancaster Fleming -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/28/1908 d.8/12/1964 (56)
Author, Columnist, English
Names/Places: b. in London, England
Movie Titles: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (writer), James Bond (series creator)

✍📰Esther Forbes -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/28/1891 d.8/12/1967 (76)
Author, Novelist, Children's Author, Historian

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🎭Dick Ryan -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/25/1896 d.8/12/1969 (72)
Actor

✍📰💰🎭Bennett Cerf -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/25/1898 d.8/12/1971 (73)
Humorist, Publisher, Businessperson, Panelist
Misc: Random House Publishers founder
TV Shows: What's My Line

Ernst B. Chain -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/19/1906 d.8/12/1979 (73)
Biochemist, Chemist, German
Misc: penicillin, Nobel 1945

🎭Henry Fonda -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/16/1905 d.8/12/1982 (77)
TV/Movie/Stage Actor
Names/Places: b. in Grand Island, NE; MN:Jaynes; Jane & Peter's dad; wed 5x's
Misc: some say b. 1906; wed five times
TV Shows: The Deputy (as Marshal Simon Fry/Narrator), The Smith Family (as Det. Sgt. Chad Smith), Roots (as Colonel Warner)
Movie Titles: Grapes of Wrath, On Golden Pond

🏆🥊Salvador Sánchez -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/26/1959 d.8/12/1982 (23)
Hall of Famer, Boxer, Mexican

🎵🎷Lenny Breaux -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/8/1941 d.8/12/1984 (43)
Guitarist, Jazz Musician

🎵Kyu Sakamoto -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/10/1941 d.8/12/1985 (43)
Singer, Japanese
Song Titles: Sukiyaki

Howard Jarvis -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/22/1903 d.8/12/1986 (82)
Politician, Social Reformer
Misc: California Tax Protester. Author of prop. 13 in 1978

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William B. Shockley -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/13/1910 d.8/12/1989 (79)
Scientist, Inventor, Physicist, British
Misc: of Transistors; Nobel Prize for physics

🎭Dorothy Mackaill -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/4/1903 d.8/12/1990 (87)
Movie Actress

🎭Sara Seeger -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/1/1914 d.8/12/1990 (76)
TV/Movie Actress
TV Shows: Dennis the Menace (as Mrs. John Wilson)

🎨Bernard Kilban -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/1/1935 d.8/12/1990 (55)
Illustrator
Misc: Cat Books

🎨✍🎵John Cage -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/5/1912 d.8/12/1992 (79)
Painter, Author, Essayist, Poet, Composer, Musician, Pianist, Gay
Misc: Avant-garde; 20th century music revolutionizer with 12-tone scales

🎭Jerome Thor -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/5/1915 d.8/12/1993 (78)
TV/Movie Actor

💰John H. Dessauer -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/13/1905 d.8/12/1993 (88)
Businessperson
Misc: Xerox king

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🎵🎷Gene Cherico -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/15/1935 d.8/12/1994 (59)
Bassist, Jazz Performer

🎵Marty Paich -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/23/1925 d.8/12/1995 (70)
Arranger, Composer, Bandleader
Names/Places: David's father
TV Shows: The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour, Sonny & Cher, The Smothers Brothers

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🎵Luther Allison -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/17/1939 d.8/12/1997 (57)
Hall of Famer, Blues Singer, Blues Guitarist
Misc: formed the Rolling Stones in 1954 (not the Mick Jagger group) with his brother Gran and was renamed the Four Jivers later on; soloist

🎭Ross Elliott -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/18/1917 d.8/12/1999 (82)
Actor
Misc: had a recurring role on Lucille Ball's sitcom as Ricky Ricardo's agent.

🎭Loretta Young -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/6/1913 d.8/12/2000 (87)
TV/Movie Actress, Variety Show Hostess
Names/Places: b. in Salt Lake City, Utah; RFN:Gretchen
Misc: some say b. 1911 or '12
TV Shows: The Farmer's Daughter, The Loretta Young Show, New Loretta Young Show

🏆⚾Enos "Country" Slaughter -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/27/1916 d.8/12/2002 (86)
Hall of Famer, MLB Right Fielder
Sports Teams: St. Louis Cardinals (1938-1942, 1946-1953), New York Yankees (1954-1955), Kansas City Athletics (1955-1956), New York Yankees (1956-1959), Milwaukee Braves (1959)

✍⚛🎭🎵Julia Child -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/15/1912 d.8/12/2004 (91)
Hall of Famer, Author, Chef, Teacher, TV Hostess, Pianist
Names/Places: b. in Pasadena, California
Misc: Cookbook author; permanently immoralized not only in the Culinary Institute of America's Hall of Fame, but also by Dan Aykroyd parodying her on a Saturday Night Live skit.
TV Shows: The French Chef

🏆🏀George Yardley -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/3/1928 d.8/12/2004 (75)
Hall of Famer, NBA Forward
Names/Places: NN:Jumping George
Misc: he was the first NBA player to score over 2000 points in a season; high-leaping star scoring forward at Stanford as collegian, then for the Fort Wayne -Detroit Pistons in the 1950s; in the Collge and Pro Basketball Halls of Fame.
Sports Teams: Fort Wayne Pistons, Detroit Pistons (previous two: 1953-1959, tne team moved during his tenure), Syracuse Nationals (1959-1960), Los Angeles Jets (ABL, 1961-1962)

Sir Godfrey Newbold Hounsfield -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/28/1919 d.8/12/2004 (84)
Scientist, Engineer, English
Misc: CATscan developer

⛪🎭🎵Merv Griffin -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/6/1925 d.8/12/2007 (82)
Hall of Famer, Roman Catholic, Game Show Host, TV Talk Show Host, TV Producer, Singer
Names/Places: b. in San Mateo, California
Song Titles: I've Got a Lovely Bunch of Coconuts
TV Shows: The Merv Griffin Show (host), Play Your Hunch, Wheel of Fortune (creator), Jeopardy! (creator)

⚛🎵Les Paul -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/9/1915 d.8/12/2009 (94)
Hall of Famer, Inventor, Arranger, Lyricist, Singer, Guitarist
Names/Places: b. in Waukesha, WI; NN:Wizard of Waukesha; NN:Daddy; RN:Lester William Polfus
Misc: some say b. 1916; 8-Track tape unit, overdubbing, & slide-body electric guitar inventor

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✍🎭Ruth Ford -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/7/1911 d.8/12/2009 (98)
Dramatist/Playwright, Actress

🎵🎷Ali Rashied -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/1/1933 d.8/12/2009 (76)
Jazz Drummer
Misc: free jazz and avant garde jazz drummer best known for playing with John Coltrane

🎭Paul S. Rudd -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/15/1940 d.8/12/2010 (70)
TV Actor, Director
TV Shows: Beacon Hill, Knots Landing (as Earl Trent), Sisters

🎵🎸Richie Hayward -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/6/1946 d.8/12/2010 (64)
Rock & Roll Drummer
Group Names: Little Feat

🏆⚾Ernest Thorwald "Ernie" Johnson -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/16/1924 d.8/12/2011 (87)
Baseball Announcer, MLB Pitcher
Misc: A longtime color commentator and play-by-play broadcaster on the Milwaukee Braves/Atlanta Braves radio and television. Elected to the Braves' Hall of Fame.

✍📰Robert Henry Robinson -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/17/1927 d.8/12/2011 (83)
Author, Journalist, English

🎨Joe Kubert -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/18/1926 d.8/12/2012 (85)
Artist
Misc: comic book artist, art teacher, founder of The Kubert School, and best known for his work at DC Comics' characters Sgt. Rock and Hawkman

🏆🥊Michael Dokes -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/10/1958 d.8/12/2012 (54)
Boxer

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🎭Arlene Martel -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/14/1936 d.8/12/2014 (78)
Actress

⛪🎭Lauren Bacall -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/16/1924 d.8/12/2014 (89)
Jewish, Movie/Stage Actress
Names/Places: b. in New York City; RN:Betty Joan Perske; Humphrey Bogart's, then Jason Robards Jr.'s ex-; Shimon Peres' 1st cousin
Movie Titles: Murder on the Orient Express, How to Marry a Millionaire, Key Largo, Big Sleep, Cactus Flower, Birth

🏆⚾Paul Casanova -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/21/1941 d.8/12/2017 N.S. (75)
MLB Catcher, Puerto Rican

🏆🏒Bryan Murray -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/5/1942 N.S. d.8/12/2017 N.S. (74)
NHL Executive, NHL Coach, Canadian

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