Died August 16

Elvis Presley, or the King to his fans, transformed popular culture in post-World War II America with his voice, charm, and gyrating hips. We remember Elvis Presley's remarkable life today as well as the lives of other notable people who died this day in history.
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Died August 16

By: Legacy Staff

Elvis (Photo by RB/Redferns)

Elvis Presley, or the King to his fans, transformed popular culture in post-World War II America with his voice, charm, and gyrating hips

DIED TODAY IN HISTORY ›

Died August 10

By: Legacy Staff

Isaac Hayes (Getty/GAB Archive)

Isaac Hayes' soulful, funk-infused music won him an Oscar for the theme from "Shaft," making him the third African-American to win an Academy Award

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Died August 15

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Will Rogers (Getty/Bettmann)

Will Rogers, known affectionately as Oklahoma's Favorite Son, was a leading comedic voice during the Progressive Era in the early 20th century

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Died August 9

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Bernie Mac (Photo by Paul Drinkwater/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

Bernie Mac made us laugh, whether he was performing stand-up comedy, starring in his own sitcom, or making memorable appearances in movies

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Died August 14

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Lisa Robin Kelly (Getty)

Lisa Robin Kelly was known best for playing Laurie Forman, Eric's sister, on "That '70s Show." We remember Kelly's life today as well as the lives of other nota

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Died August 8

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Glen Campbell

We remember the "Rhinestone Cowboy," Glen Campbell, the country superstar who charted 80 hit songs in his career as well as the lives of other notable

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Died August 7

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Peter Jennings (Photo by Scott J. Ferrell/Congressional Quarterly/Getty Images)

Peter Jennings, one of America's most trusted voices in news, anchored ABC's "World News Tonight" for more than 20 years – but before that, he was&nbs

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Died August 1

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Corazon Aquino  (Photo by Eric BOUVET/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)

Corazon Aquino went from self-described "plain housewife" to president of the Philippines in 1986, swept into office by the People Power Revolution

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Died July 17

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Billie Holiday (William Gottlieb / Getty)

Billie Holiday changed the world's expectations for popular music, bringing intense emotion and a unique style to the art form

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Died July 14

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Singer and actress Meredith MacRae was a popular fixture in film and on television throughout the 1960s on programs like "My Three Sons" and "Petticoat Junction

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Died July 5

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Ted Williams (Getty)

Ted Williams, aka the Kid, the Splendid Splinter, and the Greatest Hitter Who Ever Lived, won dozens of awards for his prolific hitting and excellent overall ba

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Died July 28

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Eileen Brennan (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

Eileen Brennan won over audiences as Doreen Lewis in "Private Benjamin." We remember Brennan's life today as well as the lives of other notable people who died

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Died July 25

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Charlie Rich (Photo by David Redfern/Redferns)

Charlie Rich, aka the Silver Fox, won two Grammy awards for his 1973 hit "The Most Beautiful Girl," and a string of chart-topping hits followed

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Died July 22

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Estelle Getty (Getty/ABC)

Estelle Getty was known best for playing a little old lady – Sophia Petrillo on "The Golden Girls" – before she was particularly old herself

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Died July 19

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James Garner  (Photo by: Frank Carroll/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

James Garner brought life to two great TV characters: Bret Maverick of "Maverick" and Jim Rockford of "The Rockford Files." We remember Garner's life today as w

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Died July 13

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Cory Monteith (Getty)

Cory Monteith wasn't trained as a singer, but you'd never know it once you heard him belt out the hits as one of the stars of TV's "Glee." We remember Monteith

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Died July 10

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Omar Sharif (Getty)

Egyptian actor Omar Sharif first gained fame in his home country, but he is known best for his films in Hollywood productions

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Died June 28

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Rod Serling (Photo by CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images)

Rod Serling's voice introduced viewers to another dimension on his classic TV series, "The Twilight Zone." We remember Serling's life today as well as the lives

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Died August 5

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Marilyn Monroe  (Photo by Baron/Getty Images)

She was born Norma Jeane Mortenson but is known better to the world as Marilyn Monroe, an icon of beauty, glamor, talent, and tragedy

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Died July 30

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Claudette Colbert (Photo by ullstein bild/ullstein bild via Getty Images)

Claudette Colbert took home an Oscar for her work on "It Happened One Night" and built a reputation as Hollywood's go-to leading lady for screwball comedies

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Died July 27

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Bob Hope (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Actor and comedian Bob Hope starred in more than 70 films during his six-decade career and made numerous appearances on television and in theatrical productions

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Died July 15

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Bert Convy (Ron Tom/NBCU Photo Bank)

Bert Convy is remembered today for his years as the smiling host of game shows like "Win, Lose or Draw," "Super Password," and "To Tell the Truth." We remember

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Died July 12

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Minnie Riperton (Getty/Michael Ochs Archives)

Minnie Riperton found chart-topping success with her 1975 song "Lovin' You," which showcased her five-octave vocal range and the incredibly high notes she could

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Died July 9

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Isabel Sanford (Photo by Michael Ochs Archive/Getty Images)

Isabel Sanford was the first African-American actress to win the Primetime Emmy for lead actress for her portrayal of Louise "Weezy" Jefferson on "The Jefferson

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Died June 30

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Chet Atkins (GAB Archive / Contributor / Getty)

Chet Atkins was instrumental in creating the Nashville sound, transforming country music in the 1950s from honky-tonk to the smoother, more polished, and popula