Died on this Day

Anniversary Date: 15-Aug

Died on This Day (15-Aug)

Person Person Description Age Anniv
Rita Borsellino Rita Borsellino Rita Borsellino was an Italian Sicilian anti-Mafia activist, politician and, between 2009 and 2014, a Member of the European Parliament for the Democratic Party. Italian anti-Mafia activist 73 2
Dalian Atkinson Dalian Atkinson Dalian Robert Atkinson was an English professional footballer who played as a striker. English footballer 48 4
Timothy Cathcart Timothy Cathcart was a Northern Irish rally driver from Enniskillen who was killed at the 2014 Todds Leap , a round of the 2014 British Rally Championship season, after his car, a Citroën DS3 R3T left the road and crashed near Fivemiletown. Northern Irish rally driver 20 6
Harry Harrison Harry Harrison Harry Max Harrison was an American science fiction author, known mostly for his character The Stainless Steel Rat and for his novel Make Room! Make Room! . American science fiction writer 87 8
Ahmad Alaadeen Ahmad Alaadeen Ahmad Alaadeen was an American jazz saxophonist and educator whose career spanned over six decades. American saxophonist 76 10
Haim Yosef Zadok Haim Yosef Zadok Haim Yosef Zadok was an Israeli jurist and politician. Israeli politician 88 18
John Cameron Swayze John Cameron Swayze John Cameron Swayze was an American news commentator and game show panelist during the 1940s and 1950s who later became best known as a product spokesman. American news presenter and reporter 89 25
Robert Maxwell Robert Maxwell James Robert Maxwell was an American runner. He competed at the 1928 Olympics in the 400 m hurdles, but failed to reach the final. American hurdler 83 35
Mujibur Rahman Mujibur Rahman Sheikh Mujibur Rahman , often shortened as Sheikh Mujib or Mujib and widely known as Bangabandhu , was a Bengali politician, parliamentarian, diarist, and the founding leader of the People's Republic of Bangladesh. President of Bangladesh 55 45
John D. Imboden John D. Imboden John Daniel Imboden , American lawyer, Virginia state legislator, and a Confederate army general. Confederate Army general 72 125
Person Person Description Age Anniv
Paul Oliver Paul Oliver Paul Hereford Oliver MBE was an English architectural historian and writer on the blues and other forms of African-American music. British architectural historian 90 3
Julian Bond Julian Bond Horace Julian Bond was an American social activist, leader of the civil rights movement, politician, professor, and writer. American social activist 75 5
Rosalia Mera Rosalia Mera Rosalía Mera Goyenechea was a Spanish businesswoman and entrepreneur. World's richest woman 69 7
Rick Rypien Rick Rypien Richard Joseph Rypien was a Canadian professional ice hockey forward who spent parts of six seasons in the National Hockey League with the Vancouver Canucks. Canadian ice hockey player 27 9
Min Thu Wun Min Thu Wun Thiri Pyanchi Min Thu Wun was a Burmese poet, writer and scholar who helped launch a new age literary movement called Khit-San in Burma. Burmese poet 95 16
Edward Walker Edward Craven Walker was a British inventor, who invented the psychedelic Astro lamp, also known as the lava lamp. British inventor 82 20
Viktor Tsoi Viktor Tsoi Viktor Robertovich Tsoi was a Soviet singer and songwriter who co-founded Kino, one of the most popular and musically influential bands in the history of Russian-language music. Soviet actor 28 30
Imru Haile Selassie Imru Haile Selassie Leul Ras Imru Haile Selassie, CBE was an Ethiopian noble, soldier, and diplomat. Ethiopian prince 87 40
Korechika Anami Korechika Anami Korechika Anami was a general in the Imperial Japanese Army during World War II who was War Minister during the surrender of Japan. Japanese general 58 75
Edward Antill Edward Antill Edward Antill was a colonial plantation owner, attorney, and early politician in the Province of New Jersey. American winemaker 69 250