Died on this Day

Anniversary Date: 26-Aug

Died on This Day (26-Aug)

Person Person Description Age Anniv
Colin Clark Colin Clark Colin Clark was an American soccer player. American soccer player 35 1
Tobe Hooper Tobe Hooper Willard Jobe "Tobe" Hooper was an American director, screenwriter, and producer best known for his work in the horror genre. American film director 74 3
John J. Gilligan John J. Gilligan John Joyce Gilligan was an American Democratic politician from the state of Ohio who served as a U. Governor of Ohio 92 7
Aloysius Ambrozic Aloysius Ambrozic Aloysius Matthew Ambrozic was a Roman Catholic cardinal and Archbishop of Toronto. Cardinal 81 9
Denis D Denis D'Amour Denis "Piggy" D'Amour was a Canadian guitarist. D'Amour was a member of the Canadian heavy metal band Voivod from its inception in 1982 until his death from colon cancer in 2005, aged 45. Canadian musician 45 15
Evelyn Wood Evelyn Wood Evelyn Nielsen Wood was an American educator and businessperson, widely known for popularizing speed reading, although she preferred the phrase "dynamic reading". Speed reading inventor 86 25
Tex Avery Tex Avery Frederick Bean "Tex" Avery was an American animator and director, known for producing and directing animated cartoons during the golden age of American animation. Cartoonist 72 40
Eddie Rommel Eddie Rommel Edwin Americus Rommel was an American right-handed pitcher and umpire in Major League Baseball. American baseball player 72 50
James Wilson James Wilson James "Tama Jim" Wilson was a Scottish-American politician who served as United States Secretary of Agriculture for sixteen years during three presidencies, from 1897 to 1913. American politician 85 100
Alexander George Woodford Alexander George Woodford Field Marshal Sir Alexander George Woodford, GCB, KCMG , was a British Army officer. British Army general 88 150
Person Person Description Age Anniv
Neil Simon Neil Simon Marvin Neil Simon was an American playwright, screenwriter and author. American playwright and screenwriter 91 2
Alison Parker The murders of Alison Parker and Adam Ward took place on the morning of August 26, 2015, when news reporter Parker and photojournalist Ward, both employees of CBS affiliate WDBJ in Roanoke, Virginia, United States, were fatally shot while conducting a live television interview near Smith Mountain Lake in Moneta. US tv news reporter shot dead during interview 24 5
A. K. Hangal A. K. Hangal Avtar Kishan Hangal , popularly known as A. K. Hangal, was an Indian freedom fighter from 1929 to 1947 and also stage actor from 1936 to 1965 and later became a character actor in Hindi language films from 1966 to 2005. Indian actor 95 8
William B. Lenoir William B. Lenoir William Benjamin "Bill" Lenoir, Ph.D. was an American electrical engineer and a NASA astronaut. American astronaut 71 10
Allen Woody Allen Woody Douglas Allen Woody was an American bass guitarist best known for his eight-year tenure in the Allman Brothers Band and as a co-founder of Gov't Mule. American bass guitarist 43 20
Dick Wakefield Dick Wakefield Richard Cummings Wakefield was a left fielder in Major League Baseball for 9 seasons with the Detroit Tigers , New York Yankees , and New York Giants . American baseball player 64 35
Cullen Landis Cullen Landis James Cullen Landis was an American motion picture actor and director whose career began in the early years of the silent film era. Actor, director 80 45
Franz Werfel Franz Werfel Franz Viktor Werfel ; 10 September 1890 – 26 August 1945) was an Austrian-Bohemian novelist, playwright, and poet whose career spanned World War I, the Interwar period, and World War II. Austrian-Bohemian author 54 75
Friedrich Miescher Friedrich Miescher Johannes Friedrich Miescher was a Swiss physician and biologist. Swiss biochemist 51 125
Johann Christoph Volkamer Johann Christoph Volkamer Johann Christoph Volkamer was a German merchant, manufacturer and botanist. German botanist 76 300