Famous Deaths In August - 21
Friday, 31 March 2023
1942 Kiyoano Ichiki, Japanese colonel (WW II), dies on August - 21.
1943 On August - 21 henrik Pontoppidan, writer (Peter Gelukkige, Nobel 1917), dies at 86
1947 Ettore Bugatti, Italian/French car manufacturer, dies on this day in history.
1949 Gerhard von Keussler, composer, dies at 75 on this day in history.
1951 On this day in history (Leonard) Constant Lambert, English composer (Rio Grande), dies at 45
1952 Isaac Sadeh, leader of Jewish commando forces, dies on August - 21.
1957 On August - 21 death of harald Ulrik Sverdrup, Norwegian meteorologist and oceanographer (b. 1888)
1958 Stevan Hristic, composer, dies at 73 on this day in history.
1960 Death of David Barnard Steinman, American civil engineer and bridge designer (b. 1886) on this day in history.
1963 John Gunn, cricketer (England all-rounder in 6 Tests 1901-05), dies on August - 21.
1964 On this day in history palmiro Togliatti, founder (Communist Italian Party)/min of Just, dies
1968 Death of Vladimir Boudnik, Czech sculptor, commits suicide at about 45 on August - 21.
1970 Timothy Mather Spelman, composer, dies at 79 on this day in history.
1971 On August - 21 death of george Jackson, US prisoner, shot to death at 29
1976 On this day in history ken James, cricketer (kept wicket for NZ in 11 Tests), dies
1977 On August - 21 octavus L "Octave" van Aerschot, actor (Scandal in Paris), dies at 87
1978 On August - 21 charles Eames, US chair manufacturer, dies at 71
1979 Death of Giuseppe Meazza, Italian footballer (b. 1910) on this day in history.
1980 On this day in history jack Cheetham, cricketer (15 Tests as S Afr capt, won 7 lost 5), dies
1981 On this day in history hermann Schey, German/Neth singer, dies at 85
1982 On this day in history sobhuza II, king of Swaziland/Ngwane (1921-82), dies
1983 Death of Benigno S Aquino Jr, Philippines opposition leader, killed at 50 on August - 21.
1987 On August - 21 karl Bruck, entertainer, dies
1988 On this day in history hans Gunther Adler, German writer, dies at 78
1989 On this day in history death of raul Seixas, Brazilian singer (b. 1945)
1990 Death of George Adamson, British conservationist (Born Free), murdered in Kenya on August - 21.
1991 On this day in history oswald von Nell-Breuning, German theologist/philosopher, dies at 101
1992 Lucille Brown, actress (Farina-Our Gang), dies after illness at 74 on this day in history.
1994 Danitra Vance, comedienne (SNL), dies of breast cancer at 35 on this day in history.
1995 On August - 21 anatole Fistoulari, conductor, dies at 88
1996 On August - 21 rosa Joyce Plesters Brommelie, conservation scientist, dies at 69
1997 Misael Pastrana Borrero, Pres of Colombia (1970-74), dies on August - 21.
2000 On August - 21 death of daniel Lisulo, Prime Minister of Zambia (b. 1930)
2001 On August - 21 death of calum MacKay, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1927)
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