History Quiz / Died on this Day (August)

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DateNameDetails (year of death)
August 1Roman general and love interest of Cleopatra who committed suicide after being defeated in the Battle of Actium (30 BC)
August 2Scottish-born inventor of the telephone (1922)
August 3Author of Heart of Darkness (1924)
August 4White House Press Secretary wounded in the attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan (2014)
August 5Portrayed Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars: A New Hope (2000)
August 6Musician famous for Super Freak (2004)
August 7Longtime host of ABC World News Tonight (2005)
August 8Country legend whose biggest hit was Rhinestone Cowboy (2017)
August 9Actress murdered by members of the Manson Family (1969)
August 10German Shepard rescued by an American soldier in World War I and went on to be a major movie star (1932)
August 11Zany comedian and actor who won an Academy Award for his role in Good Will Hunting (2014)
August 12Creator of James Bond (1964)
August 13American chef, author, and television personality (2004)
August 14American admiral known for the phrase, 'Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!' (1870)
August 15American news commentator and Timex spokesperson. Made famous the tagline, 'It takes a licking and keeps on ticking.' (1995)
August 16The King of Rock and Roll (1977)
DateNameDetails (year of death)
August 17Deputy Fuhrer under Adolf Hitler (1987)
August 18Announcer for Saturday Night Live for 39 seasons (2014)
August 19Host of You Bet Your Life (1977)
August 20Legendary comedian and telethon host (2017)
August 21Marxist revolutionary and Soviet politician expelled when Stalin came to power (1940)
August 22Irish revolutionary and politician killed during the Irish Civil War (1922)
August 23Either of a pair of Italian anarchists executed by electric chair in Massachusetts (1927)
August 24Academy Award-winning filmaker and actor best-known to modern audiences as John Hammond in Jurassic Park (2014)
August 25First man to walk on the moon (2012)
August 26Made the first nonstop solo flight across the Atlantic (1974)
August 27Last emperor of Ethiopia (1975)
August 2814-year old African-American boy lynched in Mississippi, whose murderers were acquitted by an all-white jury (1955)
August 29'American Moses' who founded the university named for him (1877)
August 30Actor best known for his starring role in Death Wish (2003)
August 31Undefeated world-heavyweight boxer who notched 43 knockouts in his 49 professional matches (1969)

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