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August 15th – August 21st

Published: 8/15/2010

August 15th
Will Rogers, 1935 – humorist, actor
Blind Willie McTell, 1959 – musician
Rene Magritte, 1967 – painter
Richard Bradshaw, 2007 – conductor
Jerry Wexler, 2008 – music producer
Leroy Sievers, 2008 – journalist

August 16th
Robert Johnson, 1938 – musician
Babe Ruth, 1948 – baseball player
Margaret Mitchell, 1949 – writer
Bela Lugosi, 1956 – actor
Elvis Presley, 1977 – musician
Pee Wee King, 1999 – musician
Max Roach, 2007 – musician
Ronnie Drew, 2008 – singer

August 17th
Conrad Aiken, 1973 – writer
Vivian Vance, 1979 – actress
Ira Gershwin, 1983 – lyricist
Pearl Bailey, 1990 – singer, actress
Howard Koch, 1995 – screenwriter
Eddie Griffin, 2007 – basketball player

August 18th
Honore de Balzac, 1850 – writer
Clifford Odets, 1963 – playwright
Anita Loos, 1981 – screenwriter
B.F. Skinner, 1990 – psychological theorist
John Sturges, 1992 – film director
Elmer Bernstein, 2004 – composer
Robert Novak, 2009 – journalist and commentator

August 19th
John Wesley Hardin, 1895 – gunfighter
Federico Garcia Lorca, 1936 – writer
Groucho Marx, 1977 – comedian, actor
LeRoi Moore, 2008 – musician
Don Hewitt, 2009 – TV producer

August 20th
Paul Ehrlich, 1915 – scientist
Joe Dassin, 1980 – singer-songwriter
Fred Hoyle, 2001 – astronomer, writer
Kim Stanley, 2001 – actress
Leona Helmsley, 2007 – hotel operator
Gene Upshaw, 2008 – football player

August 21st
Leon Trotsky, 1940 – Russian revolutionary
Charles Eames, 1978 – designer and architect
Wesley Willis, 2003 – musician
Robert Moog, 2005 – pioneer of electronic music
Jerry Finn, 2008 – record producer
 

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