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475 - The Roman general Orestes forces western Roman Emperor Julius Nepos to flee his capital city, Ravenna.
489 - Theodoric, king of the Ostrogoths, defeats Odoacer at the Battle of Isonzo, forcing his way into Italy.
632 - Fatimah, daughter of the Islamic prophet Muhammad, dies, with her cause of death being a controversial topic among the Sunni Muslims and Shia Muslims.
663 - Silla–Tang armies crush the Baekje restoration attempt and force Yamato Japan to withdraw from Korea in the Battle of Baekgang.
1189 - Third Crusade: The Crusaders begin the Siege of Acre under Guy of Lusignan.
1521 - The Ottoman Turks occupy Belgrade.
1524 - The Kaqchikel Maya rebel against their former Spanish allies during the Spanish conquest of Guatemala.
1542 - Turkish–Portuguese War: Battle of Wofla: The Portuguese are scattered, their leader Christovão da Gama is captured and later executed.
1565 - Pedro Menéndez de Avilés sights land near St. Augustine, Florida and founds the oldest continuously occupied European-established city in the continental United States.
1609 - Henry Hudson discovers Delaware Bay.
1619 - Election of Ferdinand II, Holy Roman Emperor.
1640 - Second Bishop's War: King Charles I's English army loses to a Scottish Covenanter force at the Battle of Newburn.
1648 - The Siege of Colchester ends when Royalists Forces surrender to the Parliamentary Forces after eleven weeks, during the Second English Civil War.
1709 - Meidingnu Pamheiba is crowned King of Manipur.
1789 - William Herschel discovers a new moon of Saturn: Enceladus.
1810 - Battle of Grand Port: The French accept the surrender of a British Navy fleet.
1830 - The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad's new Tom Thumb steam locomotive races a horse-drawn car, presaging steam's role in U.S. railroads.
1833 - King William IV gives Royal Assent to the Slavery Abolition Act 1833, although slavery remained legal in the possessions of the East India Company until the passage of the Indian Slavery Act, 1843.
1845 - The first issue of Scientific American magazine is published.
1849 - After a month-long siege, Venice, which had declared itself independent as the Republic of San Marco, surrenders to Austria.
1859 - The Carrington event is the strongest geomagnetic storm on record to strike the Earth. Electrical telegraph service is widely disrupted.
1861 - American Civil War: Union forces attack Cape Hatteras, North Carolina in the Battle of Hatteras Inlet Batteries which lasts for two days.
1862 - American Civil War: Second Battle of Bull Run, also known as the Battle of Second Manassas. The battle ends on August 30.
1867 - The United States takes possession of the (at this point unoccupied) Midway Atoll.
1879 - Cetshwayo, last king of the Zulus, is captured by the British.
1898 - Caleb Bradham's beverage "Brad's Drink" is renamed "Pepsi-Cola".
1901 - Silliman University is founded in the Philippines. It is the first American private school in the country.
1909 - A group of mid-level Greek Army officers launches the Goudi coup, seeking wide-ranging reforms.
1913 - Queen Wilhelmina opens the Peace Palace in The Hague.
1914 - World War I: The Royal Navy defeats the German fleet in the Battle of Heligoland Bight.
1914 - World War I: German troops take the city of Namur in Belgium.
1916 - World War I: Germany declares war on Romania.
1916 - World War I: Italy declares war on Germany.
1917 - Ten Suffragettes are arrested while picketing the White House.
1924 - The Georgian opposition stages the August Uprising against the Soviet Union.
1937 - Toyota Motors becomes an independent company.
1943 - Denmark in World War II: German authorities demand that Danish authorities crack down on acts of resistance. The next day, martial law is imposed on Denmark.
1944 - World War II: Marseille and Toulon are liberated.
1955 - Black teenager Emmett Till is brutally murdered in Mississippi, galvanizing the nascent civil rights movement.
1957 - U.S. Senator Strom Thurmond begins a filibuster to prevent the Senate from voting on Civil Rights Act of 1957; he stopped speaking 24 hours and 18 minutes later, the longest filibuster ever conducted by a single Senator.
1963 - March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom: The Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. gives his I Have a Dream speech.
1964 - The Philadelphia race riot begins.
1968 - The police rioted during the Democratic National Convention, beating up anti-war protesters, peaceful demonstrators, innocent bystanders, and members of the press.
1988 - Ramstein air show disaster: Three aircraft of the Frecce Tricolori demonstration team collide and the wreckage falls into the crowd. Seventy-five are killed and 346 seriously injured.
1990 - Iraq declares Kuwait to be its newest province.
1990 - An F5 tornado strikes the Illinois cities of Plainfield and Joliet, killing 29 people.
1993 - The Galileo spacecraft discovers a moon, later named Dactyl, around 243 Ida, the first known asteroid moon.
1998 - Pakistan's National Assembly passes a constitutional amendment to make the "Qur'an and Sunnah" the "supreme law" but the bill is defeated in the Senate.
1998 - Second Congo War: Loyalist troops backed by Angolan and Zimbabwean forces repulse the RCD and Rwandan offensive on Kinshasa.
2003 - In "one of the most complicated and bizarre crimes in the annals of the FBI", Brian Wells dies after becoming involved in a complex plot involving a bank robbery, a scavenger hunt, and a homemade explosive device.
932 - Richard I, duke of Normandy (d. 996)
1023 - Go-Reizei, emperor of Japan (d. 1068)
1366 - Jean Le Maingre, marshal of France (d. 1421)
1476 - Kanō Motonobu, Japanese painter (d. 1559)
1481 - Francisco de Sá de Miranda, Portuguese poet (d. 1558)
1582 - Taichang, emperor of China (d. 1620)
1591 - John Christian of Brieg, duke of Brzeg (d. 1639)
1592 - George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham, English courtier and politician (d. 1628)
1612 - Marcus Zuerius van Boxhorn, Dutch linguist and scholar (d. 1653)
1667 - Louise of Mecklenburg-Güstrow, queen of Denmark and Norway (d. 1721)
1691 - Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, Holy Roman Empress (d. 1750)
1714 - Anthony Ulrich, duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg (d. 1774)
1728 - John Stark, American general (d. 1822)
1739 - Agostino Accorimboni, Italian composer (d. 1818)
1749 - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German novelist, poet, playwright, and diplomat (d. 1832)
1774 - Elizabeth Ann Seton, American nun and saint, co-founded the Sisters of Charity Federation in the Vincentian-Setonian Tradition (d. 1821)
1801 - Antoine Augustin Cournot, French mathematician and philosopher (d. 1877)
1814 - Sheridan Le Fanu, Irish author (d. 1873)
1816 - Charles Sladen, English-Australian politician, 6th Premier of Victoria (d. 1884)
1822 - Graham Berry, English-Australian politician, 11th Premier of Victoria (d. 1904)
1827 - Catherine Mikhailovna, Russian grand duchess (d. 1894)
1833 - Edward Burne-Jones, English artist of the Pre-Raphaelite movement (d. 1898)
1837 - Francis von Hohenstein, duke of Teck (d. 1900)
1840 - Alexander Cameron Sim, Scottish-Japanese pharmacist and businessman, founded Kobe Regatta & Athletic Club (d. 1900)
1853 - Vladimir Shukhov, Russian architect and engineer, designed the Adziogol Lighthouse (d. 1939)
1859 - Matilda Howell, American archer (d. 1938)
1859 - Vittorio Sella, Italian mountaineer and photographer (d. 1943)
1867 - Umberto Giordano, Italian composer and academic (d. 1948)
1878 - George Whipple, American physician and pathologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1976)
1884 - Peter Fraser, Scottish-New Zealand journalist and politician, 24th Prime Minister of New Zealand (d. 1950)
1885 - Vance Palmer, Australian author, playwright, and critic (d. 1959)
1887 - August Kippasto, Estonian-Australian wrestler and poet (d. 1973)
1887 - István Kühár, Slovenian priest and politician (d. 1922)
1888 - Evadne Price, Australian actress, astrologer, and author (d. 1985)
1891 - Benno Schotz, Estonian-Scottish sculptor and engineer (d. 1984)
1894 - Karl Böhm, Austrian conductor and director (d. 1981)
1896 - Firaq Gorakhpuri, Indian author, poet, and critic (d. 1982)
1898 - Charlie Grimm, American baseball player, manager, and sportscaster (d. 1983)
1899 - Charles Boyer, French-American actor, singer, and producer (d. 1978)
1899 - Andrei Platonov, Russian author and poet (d. 1951)
1899 - James Wong Howe, Chinese American cinematographer (d. 1976)
1903 - Bruno Bettelheim, Austrian-American psychologist and author (d. 1990)
1904 - Secondo Campini, Italian-American engineer (d. 1980)
1904 - Leho Laurine, Estonian chess player (d. 1998)
1905 - Cyril Walters, Welsh-English cricketer (d. 1992)
1906 - John Betjeman, English poet and academic (d. 1984)
1908 - Roger Tory Peterson, American ornithologist and author (d. 1996)
1910 - Morris Graves, American painter and academic (d. 2001)
1910 - Tjalling Koopmans, Dutch-American mathematician and economist Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1985)
1911 - Joseph Luns, Dutch politician and diplomat, 5th Secretary General of NATO (d. 2002)
1913 - Robertson Davies, Canadian journalist, author, and playwright (d. 1995)
1913 - Jack Dreyfus, American businessman, founded the Dreyfus Corporation (d. 2009)
1913 - Lindsay Hassett, Australian cricketer and sportscaster (d. 1993)
1913 - Robert Irving, English conductor and director (d. 1991)
1913 - Terence Reese, English bridge player and author (d. 1996)
1913 - Richard Tucker, American tenor and actor (d. 1975)
1915 - Max Robertson, Bengal-born English sportscaster and author (d. 2009)
1915 - Tasha Tudor, American author and illustrator (d. 2008)
1916 - Hélène Baillargeon, Canadian singer and actress (d. 1997)
1916 - C. Wright Mills American sociologist and author (d. 1962)
1916 - Jack Vance, American author (d. 2013)
1917 - Jack Kirby, American author and illustrator (d. 1994)
1918 - L. B. Cole, American illustrator and publisher (d. 1995)
1919 - Godfrey Hounsfield, English biophysicist and engineer Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2004)
1921 - John Herbert Chapman, Canadian physicist and engineer (d. 1979)
1921 - Fernando Fernán Gómez, Spanish actor, director, and playwright (d. 2007)
1921 - Nancy Kulp, American actress and soldier (d. 1991)
1921 - Lidia Gueiler Tejada, the first female President of Bolivia (d. 2011)
1924 - Janet Frame, New Zealand author and poet (d. 2004)
1924 - Tony MacGibbon, New Zealand cricketer and engineer (d. 2010)
1924 - Peggy Ryan, American actress and dancer (d. 2004)
1924 - Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, Ukrainian-American rabbi and author (d. 2014)
1925 - Billy Grammer, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2011)
1925 - Donald O'Connor, American actor, singer, and dancer (d. 2003)
1925 - Philip Purser, English author and critic
1928 - F. William Free, American businessman (d. 2003)
1928 - Vilayat Khan, Indian sitar player and composer (d. 2004)
1929 - István Kertész, Hungarian conductor (d. 1973)
1929 - Roxie Roker, American actress (d. 1995)
1930 - Ben Gazzara, American actor (d. 2012)
1930 - Windsor Davies, British actor.
1931 - Tito Capobianco, Argentinian director and producer (d. 2018)
1931 - Cristina Deutekom, Dutch soprano and actress (d. 2014)
1931 - Ola L. Mize, American colonel, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 2014)
1931 - John Shirley-Quirk, English actor, singer, and educator (d. 2014)
1931 - Roger Williams, English hepatologist and academic
1932 - Andy Bathgate, Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and manager (d. 2016)
1932 - Yakir Aharonov, Israeli academic and educator
1933 - Philip French, English journalist, critic, and producer (d. 2015)
1933 - Patrick Kalilombe, Malawian bishop and theologian (d. 2012)
1935 - Melvin Charney, Canadian sculptor and architect (d. 2012)
1935 - Gilles Rocheleau, Canadian businessman and politician (d. 1998)
1936 - Don Denkinger, American baseball player and umpire
1935 - Warren M. Washington, American atmospheric scientist
1938 - Maurizio Costanzo, Italian journalist and academic
1938 - Paul Martin, Canadian lawyer and politician, 21st Prime Minister of Canada
1938 - Bengt Fahlström, Swedish journalist (d. 2017)
1939 - John Kingman, English mathematician and academic
1940 - William Cohen, American lawyer and politician, 20th United States Secretary of Defense
1940 - Roger Pingeon, French cyclist (d. 2017)
1941 - Michael Craig-Martin, Irish painter and illustrator
1941 - Toomas Leius, Estonian tennis player and coach
1941 - John Stanley Marshall, English drummer
1941 - Paul Plishka, American opera singer
1942 - Wendy Davies, Welsh historian and academic
1942 - Sterling Morrison, American singer and guitarist (d. 1995)
1942 - Jorge Urosa, Venezuelan cardinal
1943 - Surayud Chulanont, Thai general and politician, 24th Prime Minister of Thailand
1943 - Robert Greenwald, American director and producer
1943 - Shuja Khanzada, Pakistani colonel and politician (d. 2015)
1943 - Lou Piniella, American baseball player and manager
1943 - David Soul, American actor and singer
1943 - Jihad Al-Atrash, Lebanese actor and voice actor
1944 - Marianne Heemskerk, Dutch swimmer
1945 - Bob Segarini, American-Canadian singer-songwriter
1947 - Emlyn Hughes, English footballer (d. 2004)
1947 - Liza Wang, Hong Kong actress and singer
1948 - Vonda N. McIntyre, American author
1948 - Murray Parker, New Zealand cricketer and educator
1948 - Heather Reisman, Canadian publisher and businesswoman
1948 - Danny Seraphine, American drummer and producer
1948 - Elizabeth Wilmshurst, English academic and jurist
1949 - Hugh Cornwell, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
1949 - Svetislav Pešić, Serbian basketball player and coach
1950 - Ron Guidry, American baseball player and coach
1950 - Tony Husband, English cartoonist
1951 - Colin McAdam, Scottish footballer (d. 2013)
1951 - Wayne Osmond, American singer-songwriter and actor
1951 - Keiichi Suzuki, Japanese singer-songwriter
1952 - Jacques Chagnon, Canadian educator and politician
1952 - Rita Dove, American poet and essayist
1952 - Wendelin Wiedeking, German businessman
1953 - Ditmar Jakobs, German footballer
1953 - Tõnu Kaljuste, Estonian conductor and journalist
1954 - Katharine Abraham, American feminist economist
1954 - George M. Church, American geneticist, chemist, and engineer
1954 - John Dorahy, Australian rugby player and coach
1954 - Ravi Kanbur, Indian-English economist and academic
1956 - Luis Guzmán, Puerto Rican-American actor and producer
1956 - Steve Whiteman, American singer-songwriter
1957 - Greg Clark, English businessman and politician, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
1957 - Ivo Josipović, Croatian lawyer, jurist, and politician, 3rd President of Croatia
1957 - Daniel Stern, American actor and director
1957 - Ai Weiwei, Chinese sculptor and activist
1958 - Scott Hamilton, American figure skater
1959 - Brian Thompson, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1961 - Kim Appleby, English singer-songwriter and actress
1961 - Cliff Benson, American football player
1961 - Jennifer Coolidge, American actress
1961 - Deepak Tijori, Indian actor and director
1961 - Ian Pont, English cricketer and coach
1962 - Paul Allen, English footballer
1962 - Craig Anton, American actor and screenwriter
1962 - David Fincher, American director and producer
1963 - Regina Jacobs, American runner
1963 - Maria Gheorghiu, Romanian folk singer-songwriter
1964 - Lee Janzen, American golfer
1964 - Kaj Leo Johannesen, Faroese footballer and politician, 12th Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands
1965 - Dan Crowley, Australian rugby player
1965 - Sonia Kruger, Australian television host and actress
1965 - Satoshi Tajiri, Japanese video game developer; created Pokémon
1965 - Shania Twain, Canadian singer-songwriter
1966 - Priya Dutt, Indian social worker and politician
1967 - Jamie Osborne, English jockey and trainer
1968 - Billy Boyd, Scottish actor and singer
1969 - Jack Black, American actor and comedian
1969 - Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook and Founder of Leanin.org
1969 - Mary McCartney, English photographer and activist
1969 - Jason Priestley, Canadian actor, director, and producer
1969 - Pierre Turgeon, Canadian-American ice hockey player
1970 - Melina Aslanidou, German-Greek singer-songwriter
1970 - Rick Recht, American singer-songwriter
1971 - Shane Andrews, American baseball player
1971 - Todd Eldredge, American figure skater and coach
1971 - Janet Evans, American swimmer
1971 - Raúl Márquez, Mexican-American boxer and sportscaster
1972 - Ravindu Shah, Kenyan cricketer
1972 - Jay Witasick, American baseball player and coach
1973 - J. August Richards, American actor
1974 - Johan Andersson, Swedish game designer and programmer
1974 - Takahito Eguchi, Japanese pianist and composer
1974 - Carsten Jancker, German footballer and manager
1975 - Jamie Cureton, English footballer
1975 - Gareth Farrelly, Irish footballer and manager
1975 - Hamish McLachlan, Australian television personality
1975 - Royce Willis, New Zealand rugby player
1976 - Federico Magallanes, Uruguayan footballer
1978 - Jess Margera, American drummer
1979 - Shaila Dúrcal, Spanish singer-songwriter
1979 - Robert Hoyzer, German footballer and referee
1979 - Kristen Hughes, Australian netball player
1979 - Markus Pröll, German footballer
1979 - Ruth Riley, American basketball player
1980 - Antony Hämäläinen, Finnish singer-songwriter
1980 - Jaakko Ojaniemi, Finnish decathlete
1980 - Carly Pope, Canadian actress and producer
1980 - Jonathan Reynolds, English lawyer and politician
1981 - Matt Alrich, American lacrosse player
1981 - Kezia Dugdale, Scottish politician
1981 - Martin Erat, Czech ice hockey player
1981 - Daniel Gygax, Swiss footballer
1981 - Raphael Matos, Brazilian race car driver
1981 - Jake Owen, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1981 - Ahmed Talbi, Moroccan footballer
1981 - Agata Wróbel, Polish weightlifter
1982 - Anderson Silva de França, Brazilian footballer
1982 - Kevin McNaughton, Scottish footballer
1982 - Thiago Motta, Brazilian-Italian footballer
1982 - LeAnn Rimes, American singer-songwriter and actress
1983 - Lasith Malinga, Sri Lankan cricketer
1983 - Luke McAlister, New Zealand rugby player
1983 - Lilli Schwarzkopf, German heptathlete
1985 - Kjetil Jansrud, Norwegian skier
1986 - Jeff Green, American basketball player
1986 - Armie Hammer, American actor
1986 - Tommy Hanson, American baseball player (d. 2015)
1986 - Simon Mannering, New Zealand rugby league player
1986 - Gilad Shalit, Israeli soldier and hostage
1986 - Florence Welch, English singer-songwriter
1987 - Caleb Moore, American snowmobile racer (d. 2013)
1989 - César Azpilicueta, Spanish footballer
1989 - Valtteri Bottas, Finnish race car driver
1989 - Jo Kwon, South Korean singer and dancer
1989 - Cassadee Pope, American singer-songwriter
1990 - Bojan Krkić, Spanish footballer
1991 - Felicio Brown Forbes, German footballer
1991 - Andreja Pejić Bosnian model
1992 - Gabriela Drăgoi, Romanian gymnast
1992 - Bismack Biyombo, Congolese basketball player
1992 - Max Collins, American-Filipino actress and model
1993 - Jakub Sokolík, Czech footballer
1994 - Bobby Andonov, Australian singer
1994 - Manon Arcangioli, French tennis player
1994 - Junior Malanda, Belgian footballer (d. 2015)
1995 - Joshua Kalu, American football player
2003 - Quvenzhané Wallis, American actress
388 - Magnus Maximus, Roman emperor (b. 335)
430 - Augustine of Hippo, Algerian bishop, theologian, and saint (b. 354)
476 - Orestes, Roman general and politician
632 - Fatimah, daughter of Muhammad (b. 605)
683 - Kʼinich Janaab Pakal I, ajaw of the city-state of Palenque (b. 615)
770 - Kōken, emperor of Japan (b. 718)
876 - Louis the German, Frankish king (b. 804)
919 - He Gui, Chinese general (b. 858)
1055 - Xing Zong, Chinese emperor (b. 1016)
1149 - Mu'in ad-Din Unur, Turkish ruler and regent
1231 - Eleanor of Portugal, Queen of Denmark
1341 - Levon IV, king of Armenia (b. 1309)
1406 - John de Sutton V, Baron Sutton of Dudley (b. 1380)
1481 - Afonso V, king of Portugal (b. 1432)
1540 - Federico II Gonzaga, duke of Mantua (b. 1500)
1609 - Francis Vere, English governor and general
1645 - Hugo Grotius, Dutch playwright, philosopher, and jurist (b. 1583)
1646 - Johannes Banfi Hunyades, English-Hungarian alchemist, chemist and metallurgist. (b. 1576)
1648 - George Lisle, English general (b. 1610)
1648 - Charles Lucas, English general (b. 1613)
1654 - Axel Oxenstierna, Swedish lawyer and politician, Lord High Chancellor of Sweden (b. 1583)
1665 - Elisabetta Sirani, Italian painter (b. 1638)
1678 - John Berkeley, 1st Baron Berkeley of Stratton, English soldier and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (b. 1602)
1735 - Edwin Stead, English landowner and cricketer (b. 1701)
1757 - David Hartley, English psychologist and philosopher (b. 1705)
1784 - Junípero Serra, Spanish priest and missionary (b. 1713)
1793 - Adam Philippe, Comte de Custine, French general (b. 1740)
1805 - Alexander Carlyle, Scottish church leader and author (b. 1722)
1818 - Jean Baptiste Point du Sable, American fur trader, founded Chicago (b. 1750)
1820 - Andrew Ellicott, American surveyor and urban planner (b. 1754)
1839 - William Smith, English geologist and engineer (b. 1769)
1888 - Julius Krohn, Finnish poet and journalist (b. 1835)
1891 - Robert Caldwell, English missionary and linguist (b. 1814)
1900 - Henry Sidgwick, English economist and philosopher (b. 1838)
1903 - Frederick Law Olmsted, American journalist and architect, co-designed Central Park (b. 1822)
1919 - Adolf Schmal, Austrian fencer and cyclist (b. 1872)
1934 - Edgeworth David, Welsh-Australian geologist and explorer (b. 1858)
1937 - George Prendergast, Australian politician, 28th Premier of Victoria (b. 1854)
1943 - Georg Hellat, Estonian architect (b. 1870)
1943 - Boris III of Bulgaria (b. 1894)
1955 - Emmett Till, American murder victim (b. 1941)
1959 - Bohuslav Martinů, Czech-American composer and educator (b. 1890)
1965 - Giulio Racah, Italian-Israeli physicist and mathematician (b. 1909)
1968 - Dimitris Pikionis, Greek architect and academic (b. 1887)
1971 - Reuvein Margolies, Israeli author and scholar (b. 1889)
1972 - Prince William of Gloucester (b. 1941)
1975 - Fritz Wotruba, Austrian sculptor (b. 1907)
1976 - Anissa Jones, American actress (b. 1958)
1978 - Bruce Catton, American historian and journalist (b. 1899)
1978 - Robert Shaw, English actor (b. 1927)
1981 - Béla Guttmann, Hungarian footballer, coach, and manager (b. 1900)
1982 - Geoff Chubb, South African cricketer (b. 1911)
1984 - Muhammad Naguib, Egyptian general and politician, 1st President of Egypt (b. 1901)
1985 - Ruth Gordon, American actress and screenwriter (b. 1896)
1986 - Russell Lee, American photographer and journalist (b. 1903)
1987 - John Huston, Irish actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1906)
1988 - Jean Marchand, Canadian union leader and politician, 43rd Secretary of State for Canada (b. 1918)
1988 - Max Shulman, American author and screenwriter (b. 1919)
1989 - John Steptoe, American author and illustrator (b. 1950)
1990 - Willy Vandersteen, Belgian author and illustrator (b. 1913)
1991 - Alekos Sakellarios, Greek director and screenwriter (b. 1913)
1993 - William Stafford, American poet and academic (b. 1914)
1995 - Earl W. Bascom, American rodeo performer and painter (b. 1906)
1995 - Michael Ende, German scientist and author (b. 1929)
1995 - Carl Giles, English cartoonist (b. 1916)
2005 - Jacques Dufilho, French actor (b. 1914)
2005 - Esther Szekeres, Hungarian-Australian mathematician and academic (b. 1910)
2005 - George Szekeres, Hungarian-Australian mathematician and academic (b. 1911)
2006 - Heino Lipp, Estonian shot putter and discus thrower (b. 1922)
2006 - Benoît Sauvageau, Canadian educator and politician (b. 1963)
2006 - Melvin Schwartz, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1932)
2007 - Arthur Jones, American businessman, founded Nautilus, Inc. and MedX Corporation (b. 1926)
2007 - Hilly Kristal, American businessman, founded CBGB (b. 1932)
2007 - Paul MacCready, American engineer and businessman, founded AeroVironment (b. 1925)
2007 - Francisco Umbral, Spanish journalist and author (b. 1935)
2007 - Miyoshi Umeki, Japanese-American actress (b. 1929)
2008 - Phil Hill, American race car driver (b. 1927)
2009 - Adam Goldstein, American drummer, DJ, and producer (b. 1973)
2009 - Richard Egan, US Ambassador, Owner of Dell EMC, Engineer (b. 1963)
2010 - William P. Foster, American bandleader and educator (b. 1919)
2011 - Bernie Gallacher, English footballer (b. 1967)
2012 - Rhodes Boyson, English educator and politician (b. 1925)
2012 - Shulamith Firestone, Canadian-American activist and author (b. 1945)
2012 - Dick McBride, American author, poet, and playwright (b. 1928)
2012 - Saul Merin, Polish-Israeli ophthalmologist and academic (b. 1933)
2012 - Ramón Sota, Spanish golfer (b. 1938)
2013 - John Bellany, Scottish painter and academic (b. 1942)
2013 - Lorella Cedroni, Italian political scientist and philosopher (b. 1961)
2013 - Edmund B. Fitzgerald, American businessman (b. 1926)
2013 - Frank Pulli, American baseball player and umpire (b. 1935)
2013 - Barry Stobart, English footballer (b. 1938)
2013 - Rafael Díaz Ycaza, Ecuadorian journalist, author, and poet (b. 1925)
2014 - Glenn Cornick, English bass guitarist (b. 1947)
2014 - Hal Finney, American cryptographer and programmer (b. 1956)
2014 - John Anthony Walker, American soldier and spy (b. 1937)
2015 - Al Arbour, Canadian-American ice hockey player and coach (b. 1932)
2015 - Mark Krasniqi, Kosovan ethnographer, poet, and translator (b. 1920)
2015 - Nelson Shanks, American painter and educator (b. 1937)
2016 - Juan Gabriel, Mexican singer and songwriter (b. 1950)
2016 - Mr. Fuji, American professional wrestler and manager (b. 1934)
2017 - Mireille Darc, French actress and model (b. 1938)
Alexander of Constantinople
Augustine of Hippo
Moses the Black
August 28 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)