Died on this Day

Anniversary Date: 20-Aug

Died on This Day (20-Aug)

Person Person Description Age Anniv
Richard Booth Richard Booth Richard George William Pitt Booth MBE was a British bookseller, known for his contribution to the success of Hay-on-Wye as a centre for second-hand bookselling. Welsh bookseller 80 1
Jerry Lewis Jerry Lewis Jerry Lewis was an American comedian, actor, singer, filmmaker and humanitarian. American comedian 91 3
Melody Patterson Melody Patterson Melody Patricia Patterson was an American actress known for her role as Wrangler Jane in the 1960s television series F Troop and for her role as Ellie in the horror film Blood and Lace . American actress 66 5
Meles Zenawi Meles Zenawi Meles Zenawi Asres was an Ethiopian soldier and politician who served as President of Ethiopia from 1991 to 1995 and then Prime Minister of Ethiopia from 1995 until his death in 2012. Ethiopian politician 57 8
Conny Mus Conny Mus Coenraad Willem "Conny" Mus was a Dutch journalist, known as a correspondent for RTL Nieuws in Israel and the Middle East. Dutch journalist 59 10
Mitch Halpern Mitchell Howard Halpern was an American boxing referee who officiated some of the sport's biggest matches. Boxing Referee 33 20
Wolfgang Gröbner Wolfgang Gröbner Wolfgang Gröbner was an Austrian mathematician. His name is best known for the Gröbner basis, used for computations in algebraic geometry. Austrian mathematician 81 40
Hildo Krop Hildo Krop Hildebrand Lucien Krop was a prolific Dutch sculptor and furniture designer, widely known as the city sculptor of Amsterdam, where his work is well represented. Dutch sculptor 86 50
Frank L. Smith Frank L. Smith Frank Leslie Smith was an Illinois politician. American politician 82 70
Herbert Hall Turner Herbert Hall Turner Herbert Hall Turner FRS was a British astronomer and seismologist. British scientist 69 90
Person Person Description Age Anniv
Uri Avnery Uri Avnery Uri Avnery was an Israeli writer, politician, and founder of the Gush Shalom peace movement. Israeli writer 94 2
Brian Rix Brian Rix Brian Norman Roger Rix, Baron Rix, CBE, DL was an English actor-manager, who produced a record-breaking sequence of long-running farces on the London stage, including Dry Rot, Simple Spymen and One for the Pot. British actor and activist 92 4
Elmore Leonard Elmore Leonard Elmore John Leonard Jr. was an American novelist, short story writer, and screenwriter. Novelist, screenwriter 87 7
Chal Port Chal Port Chalmers "Chal" Port was a college baseball coach at The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina. American baseball coach 80 9
Fred Hoyle Fred Hoyle Sir Fred Hoyle FRS was an English astronomer who formulated the theory of stellar nucleosynthesis and was one of the authors of the influential B2FH paper. English astronomer, writer 86 19
Hugo Pratt Hugo Pratt Ugo Eugenio Prat, better known as Hugo Pratt , was an Italian comic book creator who was known for combining strong storytelling with extensive historical research on works such as Corto Maltese. Comic creator 68 25
Adolf Dymsza Adolf Dymsza Adolf Dymsza was a Polish comedy actor of both the pre-World War II and post-war eras. Polish actor 75 45
Víctor Domingo Silva Víctor Domingo Silva Víctor Domingo Silva Endeiza was a Chilean poet, journalist, playwright and writer. Chilean poet, journalist, playwright and writer 78 60
Alexander Roda Roda Alexander Roda Roda Alexander Friedrich Ladislaus Roda Roda was an Austrian writer and satirist. Austrian writer 73 75
Herbert Edward Ryle Herbert Edward Ryle Herbert Edward Ryle KCVO FBA was an English Old Testament scholar and Anglican bishop, successively serving as the Bishop of Exeter, the Bishop of Winchester and the Dean of Westminster. British bishop 69 95