Died on this Day

Anniversary Date: 21-Aug

Died on This Day (21-Aug)

Person Person Description Age Anniv
Ifeanyi Chiejine Ifeanyichukwu Stephanie Chiejine was a Nigerian football striker. Nigerian footballer 36 1
Younes Abouyaaqoub Younes Abouyaaqoub On the afternoon of 17 August 2017, 22-year-old Younes Abouyaaqoub drove a van into pedestrians on La Rambla in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain killing 13 people and injuring at least 130 others, one of whom died 10 days later on 27 August. Islamic terrorist 22 3
Albert Reynolds Albert Reynolds Albert Martin Reynolds was an Irish Fianna Fáil politician who served as Taoiseach from 1992 to 1994, Leader of Fianna Fáil from 1992 to 1994, Minister for Finance from 1988 to 1991, Minister for Industry and Commerce from 1987 to 1988, Minister for Industry and Energy from March 1982 to December 1982, Minister for Transport from 1980 to 1981 and Minister for Posts and Telegraphs from 1979 to 1981. Irish Taoiseach 81 6
William Thurston William Thurston William Paul Thurston was an American mathematician. American mathematician 65 8
Robert Moog Robert Moog Robert Arthur Moog was an American engineer and electronic music pioneer. Electronic music pioneer 71 15
Wesley Willis Wesley Willis Wesley Lawrence Willis was an American musician and visual artist. American musician 40 17
Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar FRS was an Indian-American theoretical physicist who spent his professional life in the United States. Astrophysicist 84 25
Eduard Shpolsky Eduard Shpolsky Eduard Vladimirovich Shpolsky, also Shpolsk'ii, Shpolskii was a Russian and Soviet physicist and educator, co-founder and lifelong editor of Uspekhi Fizicheskikh Nauk journal . Soviet physicist 82 45
Ronald Lindsay Ronald Lindsay Sir Ronald Charles Lindsay GCB GCMG CVO PC was a British civil servant and diplomat. British diplomat 68 75
Gustav Struve Gustav Struve Gustav Struve, known as Gustav von Struve until he gave up his title , was a German surgeon, politician, lawyer and publicist, and a revolutionary during the German revolutions of 1848–1849 in Baden, Germany. American journalist 64 150
Person Person Description Age Anniv
Stefán Karl Stefánsson Stefán Karl Stefánsson Stefán Karl Stefánsson was an Icelandic actor and singer. Icelandic actor 43 2
Antony Jay Sir Antony Rupert Jay, CVO, CBE was an English writer, broadcaster, producer and director. English writer, broadcaster, and director 86 4
C. Gordon Fullerton C. Gordon Fullerton Charles Gordon Fullerton was a United States Air Force colonel, a USAF and NASA astronaut, and a research pilot at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Facility, Edwards, California. American astronaut and test pilot 76 7
Chloé Graftiaux Chloé Graftiaux Chloé Graftiaux was a Belgian sport climber and alpinist who fell to her death on the 3,773-metre Aiguille Noire de Peuterey in the Mont Blanc massif, aged 23. Belgian sport climber 23 10
Xavier de La Chevalerie Xavier de La Chevalerie Marie-Emile Xavier Daufresne de La Chevalerie was a French diplomat. French diplomat 84 16
Andrzej Zawada Andrzej Zawada Andrzej Zawada was a Polish mountaineer, pioneer of winter Himalayism. Mountain climber 72 20
Gilbert Warrenton Gilbert Warrenton Gilbert Warrenton was a prominent American silent and sound film cinematographer. American cinematographer 86 40
Friedrich-Wilhelm Karl Friedrich-Wilhelm Karl The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its variants were the highest awards in the military and paramilitary forces of Nazi Germany during World War II. SS officer 58 50
Edmond Butler Edmond Butler Edmund or Edmond Butler was a U.S. Army officer who served with the Union Army during the American Civil War and later became a prominent Indian fighter in the Northern Plains, Rocky Mountains and southwest United States in the post-Civil War era. United States Army Medal of Honor recipient 67 125
John Leake John Leake Admiral of the Fleet Sir John Leake was a Royal Navy officer and politician. Royal Navy admiral 64 300