Died on this Day

Anniversary Date: 11-Aug

Died on This Day (11-Aug)

Person Person Description Age Anniv
V. S. Naipaul V. S. Naipaul Sir Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul , commonly known as V. Trinidadian-British writer 85 2
Glenn Yarbrough Glenn Yarbrough Glenn Robertson Yarbrough was an American folk singer and guitarist. American folk singer 86 4
Denis Perera Denis Perera General Deshamanya Joseph Everard Denis Perera, VSV, FCMI was a senior Sri Lanka Army officer who served as Commander of the Sri Lankan Army from 1977 to 1981. Sri Lankan general and diplomat 82 7
George Devol George Devol George Charles Devol Jr. was an American inventor, best known for creating Unimate, the first industrial robot. Inventor 99 9
Erkko Kivikoski Erkko Kivikoski Erkko Kivikoski was a Finnish film director and screenwriter. Film director, Screenwriter 69 15
Herb Brooks Herb Brooks Herbert Paul Brooks Jr. was an American ice hockey player and coach. Ice Hockey coach 66 17
Talal Maddah Talal Maddah Talal Maddah was a Saudi Arabian musician and composer. Saudi Arabian musician 70 20
Frank Dascoli Frank Dascoli Frank Dascoli was a professional baseball umpire who worked in the National League from 1948 to 1961. Baseball umpire 74 30
Anthony McAuliffe Anthony McAuliffe Anthony Clement "Nuts" McAuliffe was a senior United States Army officer who earned fame as the acting commander of the 101st Airborne Division defending Bastogne, Belgium, during the Battle of the Bulge in World War II. United States Army general 77 45
Henry Waters Taft Henry Waters Taft Henry Waters Taft was an American lawyer and author. American lawyer 86 75
Person Person Description Age Anniv
Kim Wall Kim Wall On 10 August 2017, Swedish freelance journalist Kim Wall boarded the midget submarine UC3 Nautilus, in Køge Bugt, Denmark, with the intent of interviewing its owner, Danish entrepreneur Peter Madsen. Swedish freelance journalist 30 3
Robin Williams Robin Williams Robin McLaurin Williams was an American actor and comedian. American actor and comedian 63 6
Bhadriraju Krishnamurti Bhadriraju Krishnamurti Bhadriraju Krishnamurti was an Indian linguist, specialized in Dravidian languages. Indian linguist 84 8
Dan Rostenkowski Dan Rostenkowski Daniel David Rostenkowski was a United States Representative from Chicago, serving from 1959 to 1995. US Representative 82 10
David Calcutt David Calcutt Sir David Charles Calcutt QC was an eminent barrister and public servant, knighted in 1991. English barrister 73 16
Charles R. Meyer Charles R. Meyer Charles R. "Monk" Meyer was the runner-up for the Heisman Trophy in 1935, the first year the trophy was awarded, while playing for the United States Military Academy. Recipient of the Purple Heart medal 90 19
Phil Harris Phil Harris Wonga Philip Harris was an American musician, actor and comedian. Bandleader, vocalist, actor 91 25
Kurt Bühligen Kurt Bühligen Kurt Bühligen was a Luftwaffe wing commander and fighter ace of Nazi Germany during World War II. German World War II fighter pilot 67 35
João Fahrion João Fahrion João Fahrion was a Brazilian painter, engraver, draughtsman and illustrator. Brazilian artist 71 50
William Henry Furness III William Henry Furness III William Henry Furness III was an American physician, ethnographer and author from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. American physician, ethnographer and author 53 100