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August 8th – August 14th

Published: 8/7/2010

August 8th – August 14th

Our weekly rundown of the newsworthy deaths of yesteryear.

August 8th
Cannonball Adderley, 1975 – saxophonist
Louise Brooks, 1985 – actress
Fay Wray, 2004 – actress
Barbara Bel Geddes, 2005 – actress
Daniel Jarque, 2009 – soccer player

August 9th
Herman Hesse, 1962 – writer
Joe Orton, 1967 – writer
Sharon Tate, 1969 – actress
Dmitri Shostakovich, 1975 – composer
Jerry Garcia, 1995 – musician
Gregory Hines, 2003 – actor, dancer
Tony Mottola, 2004 – guitarist
Bernie Mac, 2008 – comedian, actor

August 10th
Michael Haydn, 1806 – composer
Robert Goddard, 1945 – rocket scientist
Conlon Nancarrow, 1997 – composer
Lou Boudreau, 2001 – baseball player, manager
Michael Houser, 2002 – guitarist
Tony Wilson, 2007 – music promoter and broadcaster
Isaac Hayes, 2008 – musician and actor

August 11th
Andrew Carnegie, 1919 – industrialist, philanthropist
Edith Wharton, 1937 – author
Jackson Pollock, 1956 – artist
Alfred A. Knopf, 1984 – publisher
Peter Cushing, 1994 – actor
Herb Brooks, 2003 – ice hockey coach
Mike Douglas, 2006 – talk show host
Eunice Kennedy Shriver, 2009 – founder of Special Olympics, sister of JFK

August 12th
William Blake, 1827 – poet, artist
Wilhelm Steinitz, 1900 – chess player
Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr., 1944 – brother of JFK
Thomas Mann, 1956 – writer
Ian Fleming, 1964 – writer
Henry Fonda, 1982 – actor
Jean-Michel Basquiat, 1988 – artist
John Cage, 1992 – composer
Luther Allison, 1997 – guitarist
Enos Slaughter, 2002 – baseball player
Merv Griffin, 2007 – talk show host
Les Paul, 2009 – musician

August 13th
Eugene Delacroix, 1863 – artist
Florence Nightengale, 1910 – nurse
H.G. Wells, 1946 – writer
Joe Tex, 1982 – singer, songwriter
Tigran Petrosian, 1984 – chess player
Mickey Mantle, 1995 – baseball player
David Tudor, 1996 – pianist, composer
Julia Child, 2004 – chef, author, TV personality
Brooke Astor, 2007 – philanthropist
Jack Weil, 2008 – businessman
Sandy Allen, 2008 – world's tallest woman

August 14th
William Randolph Hearst, 1951 – newspaper magnate
Bertolt Brecht, 1956 – writer
Dorothy Stratten, 1980 – actress and model
J.B. Priestley, 1984 – playwright
Enzo Ferrari, 1988 – car maker
Roy Buchanan, 1988 – guitarist
Tony Williams, 1992 – singer
Pee Wee Reese, 1999 – baseball player
Alain Fournier, 2000 – computer graphics researcher
Bruno Kirby, 2006 – actor
 

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