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1988Frederick Ashton, British choreographer (Cinderella), dies at 83

1227Genghis Khan, Mongol conqueror, dies

August 18th Deaths
Date Event
353
Decentius, Roman usurper 
849
Walafrid Strabo, German monk and theologian 
1227
Genghis Khan, Mongol conqueror, dies 
1236
Theodorus Van Celles, monastery founder (Kruisheren), dies 
1258
Theodore II Lascaris, Emperor of the Empire of Nicaea 
1276
Adrian V, [Ottobono Fieschi], Italian Pope (7/11-8/18/1276), dies 
1318
Clare of Montefalco, Italian Abbess and religious leader (born c. 1268) 
1430
Thomas de Ros, 9th Baron de Ros, English soldier and politician (drowned) (b. 1406) 
1503
Alexander VI, [Rodrigo de Borja], Spanish Pope (1492-1503), dies 
1559
Paul IV, [Giampietro Caraffa], Pope (1555-59), dies at 83 
1563
Étienne de La Boétie, French judge and writer (b. 1530) 
1613
Giovanni Artusi, Italian composer 
1620
Wanli, Emperor of China (b. 1563) 
1634
Urbain Grandier, French priest (b. 1590) 
1642
Guido Reni, Italian painter (b. 1575) 
1642
Guido Reni, Sister Wendy at the Norton Simon Museum 
1645
Eudoxia Streshneva, Tsarina of Mikhail I of Russia (b. 1608) 
1652
Benjamin G Cuyp, historical painter, dies at about 40 
1683
Charles Hart, English actor (b. 1625) 
1707
William Cavendish, 1st Duke of Devonshire, English soldier and statesman (b. 1640) 
1712
Richard Savage, 4th Earl Rivers, English soldier 
1765
Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor (1745-65) dies at 56 
1803
James Beattie, Scottish poet/philosopher (Essay on Truth), dies at 67 
1809
Matthew Boulton, English manufacturer and engineer (b. 1728) 
1811
Johann Heinrich Zang, composer, dies at 78 
1815
Chauncey Goodrich, American politician (b. 1759) 
1840
Antony CW Staring, Dutch patriot/poet (Jaromir), dies at 73 
1842
Louis de Freycinet, French explorer (b. 1779) 
1850
H de Balzac, writer, dies at 51 
1850
Honoré de Balzac, La belle noiseuse 
1853
Peter Lichtenthal, composer, dies at 73 
1863
Thomas Welsh, US Union brig-general (Antietam), dies at 39 
1870
Felix Salm-Salm, Prussian/US prince/brig-general, dies in battle 
1888
Franklin Távora, 0' Cabeleira 
1889
Auguste de Villiers de L'Isle-Adam, Kyvadlo, jáma a nadeje 
1894
William Charles Levey, composer, dies at 57 
1896
Frederick Nichols Crouch, composer, dies at 88 
1896
F. Crouch, When Brendan Met Trudy 
1901
Richard Kleinmichel, composer, dies at 54 
1905
Albert Edelfelt, Albert Edelfelt in the Luxembourg Gardens 
1907
John Kerr, physicist (magneto-optic Kerr-effect), dies at 82 
1916
Edward D Pain, English journalist (NY World), dies in battle at 36 
1916
Vilhelm Wiehe, Den farlige leg 
1918
Lillian Peacock, Lemonade Aids Cupid 
1919
Joseph E. Seagram, Canadian distillery founder (b. 1841) 
1922
William Henry Hudson, Green Mansions 
1925
Edward Flanagan, Love on Rollers 
1929
Grant Stewart, Arms and the Girl 
1932
George Neville, Way Down East 
1933
James Williamson, A Photographic Contortion 
1934
Delilah L Beasley, US author/columnist (Oakland Tribune), dies at 61 
1935
Spencer Bell, Tenderfeet 
1936
Harold Berquist, Timber Terrors 
1938
Marvin Loback, The Big Shot 
1939
Enrico Serretta, Cura di baci 
1939
Robert Neppach, From Morn to Midnight 
1940
Walter P. Chrysler, American automobile executive (b. 1875) 
1940
James Lee Davis, Cimarron 
1940
Joe Neary, Let 'Er Run 
1941
Austin Egen, Tingel-Tangel 
1942
Erwin Schulhoff, Czech/Russian composer/pianist, dies at 48 
1942
Allan Sears, The Mystery of the Leaping Fish 
1942
Erwin Schulhoff, Volume 1: 2010 
1942
Rafaela Ottiano, Grand Hotel 
1943
Hans Jeschonnek, German air force general/chief-staff, commits suicide 
1943
Ali-Agha Shikhlinski, Russian-Azerbaijani general (b. 1865) 
1944
Ernst "Teddy" Thalmann, leader of German KPD, dies 
1944
Ernst Thälmann,  
1946
Trem Carr, Swing Parade of 1946 
1947
D.H. Turner, Her American Prince 
1947
Vasiliy Zaychikov, We Are from Kronstadt 
1948
S. Cartaino Scarpitta, I Give My Love 
1949
Paul J Mares, US jazz trumpetist/composer (Tin Roof Blues), dies at 49 
1949
Reimar Kuntze, Berlin: Symphony of a Great City 
1949
Paul Mares, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button 
1950
Julien Lahaut, chairman Belgian Communist Party, murdered 
1950
Gabrielle Enthoven, The Quest of Life 
1951
Walter Bloem, Furlough on Parole 
1952
Ralph Byrd, actor (Dick Tracy TV Show), dies at 43 
1952
Alberto Hurtado Cruchaga, Chilean Jesuit saint (b. 1901) 
1952
Ralph Byrd, Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome 
1952
Louis Schmidt, Amatørtyvens Hustru 
1954
Jimmy Lono, Three Days to Live 
1955
Guy Bevier, Tarzan the Tiger 
1956
Milton Moore, He Who Gets Slapped 
1957
Wawrzyniec Jerzy Zulawski, composer, dies at 41 
1957
Jiri Slavicek, The Golem 
1957
Tyyne Jauri, Vieraalla maaperällä 
1957
Louis Levy, The 39 Steps 
1958
Raymond Narlay, Sacrifice d'honneur 
1958
Fritz Arno Wagner, M 
1959
Hazel Flint, The Bootleggers 
1960
Walter Carlson, Both Barrels Blazing 
1961
Learned Hand, Chief judge of US court of Appeals, dies at 89 
1961
Leonhard Frank, writer, dies at 78 
1961
Sonny Lamont, The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle 
1961
Turan Seyfioglu, The White Hell 
1961
Jack Lait Jr., Texas Masquerade 
1962
Cleo Ridgely, silent screen actress (I Remember Mama), dies at 68 
1962
Gyula id. Szabó, Merry-Go-Round 
1962
Gizi Bogár, Vissza az úton 
1966
Isaac Keesing, Dutch founder (System Keesing), dies at 80 
1966
Watze Cuperus, Frisian author (Struggle & Blessing), dies at 75 
1968
Cy Walter, pianist (3's Company), dies at 52 
1969
Laci Boldemann, composer, dies at 48 
1969
Mildred Davis, actress (Haunted Spooks), dies of coronary at 68 
1969
Otto Stern, German/US physicist (Nobel 1943), dies at 81 
1969
Mildred Davis, Safety Last! 
1975
John Kriza, Lizzie Borden 
1979
David Orrick McDearmon, Execution 
1980
Norman Cazden, composer, dies at 65 
1980
Józef Kostecki, Ogniomistrz Kalen 
1980
Debabrata Biswas, The Cloud-Capped Star 
1981
Anita Loos, US (stage)author (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes), dies at 88 
1981
Anita Loos, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes 
1981
Bill Koza, My Bodyguard 
1981
Robert Russell Bennett, The King and I 
1981
Carolina Nabuco, A Sucessora 
1982
Beverly Bayne, actress (Romeo & Juliet, Passionate Youth), dies at 87 
1982
Ben Chandler, The Starships Are Coming 
1982
Ben Morris, Kiss Me Deadly 
1982
Beverly Bayne, Passionate Youth 
1982
Jacques Riberolles, The Young Girls of Rochefort 
1983
Nikolaus Pevsner, German-born art historian (b. 1902) 
1983
Nikolai Alekseyev, Svet dalyokoy zvezdy 
1983
Wilho Ilmari, Yli rajan 
1983
Antonina Bogdanova, The Cranes Are Flying 
1984
Ulrich Baumgartner, Kassbach - Ein Portrait 
1985
Maria Kedzierska, Border Street 
1985
Levente Sipeki, Az életbe táncoltatott leány 
1985
Reg Lever, Scrooge 
1987
Shichirô Fukazawa, The Ballad of Narayama 
1988
Alexandr V Shchukin, Russian cosmonaut, dies in SU-26 crash at 42 
1988
Frederick Ashton, British choreographer (Cinderella), dies at 83 
1988
Yefim Uchitel, Leningrad v borbe 
1988
Frederick Ashton, Tales of Beatrix Potter 
1988
Kalevi Honkanen, Osa 4 
1989
Bert Oosterbosch, cyclist, dies 
1989
Luis Carlos Galan, Colombian presidential candidate, murdered 
1989
Leonard H. Pass, Endless Love 
1989
Chrissie White, The Sneeze 
1990
B F Skinner, psychologist (Skinner Box), dies of Leukemia at 86 
1990
Raf Reymen, Flemish actor, dies 
1990
Grethe Ingmann, Danish singer (b. 1938) 
1990
Raf Reymen, Woman Between Wolf and Dog 
1990
B.F. Skinner, The Mechanism of Moral Development 
1990
Gordon Cole, The Ten Commandments 
1990
Grethe Ingmann, Deutsche Schlagerfestival 1963 
1990
Gerry Boulet, Gerry 
1991
Vaughn Shoemaker, US cartoonist (John Q Public, Pulitzer), dies 
1991
George Rowley, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs 
1991
Rick Griffin, Pacific Vibrations 
1991
Ann Teeman, Episode dated 3 August 1954 
1991
Rae-Nell Laskey, The Wizard of Oz 
1991
David Gale, Re-Animator 
1992
Gerard Sonder, Dutch radio host (AVRO), dies 
1992
John Stuges, director (Gunfight at OK Corral), dies of emphysema at 82 
1992
Christopher McCandless, subject of the book Into the Wild (b. 1968) 
1992
Louis DeWitt, The Killing 
1992
Christopher Johnson McCandless, Into the Wild 
1992
John Sturges, The Great Escape 
1993
Alf Bold, German festival programmer, dies of AIDS at 47 
1993
Cassiano Gabus Mendes, Ti Ti Ti 
1993
Frederic Nay, Dämon Blut - 2. Teil 
1993
Lyudmila Nevzglyad, Heavenly Swallows 
1993
Jack Garsha, The Right Stuff 
1993
Cor Brak, Waar heb dat nou voor nodig 
1994
Gottlob Frick, singer, dies at 88 
1994
John Beavan, newspaper Editor, dies at 84 
1994
Judy Ann Scott-Fox, agent, dies at 56 
1994
Richard Lawrence Millington Synge, chromatographer, dies at 79 
1994
Gottlob Frick, Die Kluge - Die Geschichte von dem König und der klugen Frau 
1994
Clarke Reynolds, Shalako 
1994
Mime Fønss, The Performance Will Be Followed by a Dance 
1994
Charles Redland, Alla vi barn i Bullerbyn 
1994
Ivan Lyons, Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe? 
1995
James Ackley Maxwell, actor/director (Traitors, Otley), dies at 66 
1995
Sylvester Louis Adams, murderer, dies at 39 
1995
Zofia Zajaczkowska, Pan Tadeusz 
1995
Dick Hogan, Rope 
1995
James Maxwell, The Evil of Frankenstein 
1995
Alex Joffé, The Hotshots 
1995
Leonard Bell, Four Rode Out 
1995
Knud Holst, Døende idyl - alternativt miljø 
1995
Julio Caro Baroja, El país Vasco 
1995
Alan Dell, Yeats Country 
1995
Donald Bisset, Ragtime 
1995
Gunnar Svensson, The Adventures of Picasso 
1996
Geoffrey Dearmer, poet, dies at 103 
1996
Hugo Gabriel Gryn, rabbi, dies at 66 
1996
Thoams Eric Evans, dean of St Paul's, dies at 68 
1996
Al Bertino, Rugged Bear 
1997
Kuzman Shopov, Heroes of Shipka 
1997
Don Knight, Swamp Thing 
1997
Jeep Swenson, Batman & Robin 
1998
Persis Khambatta, Indian actress (Star Trek), dies of a heart attack at 49 
1998
Jürgen Pooch, Die Venus von Müggensack 
1998
Stuart Regen, Leaving Las Vegas 
1998
Ralph Peda, The Silver Chalice 
1998
Ward 'Pally' Austin, Summer City 
1998
Persis Khambatta, Star Trek: The Motion Picture 
1999
Hanoch Levin, Floch 
1999
Irwin Safchik, Episode dated 31 July 1970 
1999
Don Stott, Logan's Run 
2000
Morton Shulman, Episode #1.1 
2000
Willie Pratt, Sensations of 1945 
2000
E.H. Eric, Tokyo yoitoko 
2001
David Peakall, British scientist (b. 1931) 
2001
Hillel Kook, Who Shall Live and Who Shall Die? 
2001
Ildar Urmanche, Barankin, bud chelovekom! 
2001
Alec Grahame, Cocktails in the Kitchen 
2001
Tom Watson, The Winter Guest 
2001
Ed Cambridge, Deep Cover 
2001
Giovanni Grazzini, Three Sisters 
2001
Jack Elliott, The Jerk 
2002
Dean Riesner, American film and television writer (b. 1918) 
2002
Dean Riesner, Dirty Harry 
2003
Tony Jackson, English musician (The Searchers) (b. 1938) 
2003
Cecilia Callejo, It's a Wonderful World 
2003
Henry Büchmann, Olsen-bandens flugt over plankeværket 
2003
Zachary Andrew Turner, Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father 
2003
Tony Jackson, Saturday Night Out 
2003
Hans Wilbrink, Dame Kobold 
2003
Kevin Oakley, The Iron Giant 
2003
Endre Szász, Stars of Eger 
2004
Elmer Bernstein, American composer (b. 1922) 
2004
Hiram Fong, former U.S. Senator from Hawaii (b. 1906) 
2004
Keith P. Calden, The Towering Inferno 
2004
Hugh Manning, The Elephant Man 
2004
Elmer Bernstein, Cape Fear 
2005
Christopher Bauman, American wrestler (b. 1982) 
2005
Gao Xiumin, Chinese comedy actress (b. 1959) 
2005
Martin Eckermann, Episode #1.2 
2005
Jensen Collier, A Little Night Work 
2005
Ronaldo Lupo, Tem Boi na Linha 
2005
Antonio García de Pedro, We Stand Alone Together 
2005
Meredith M. Nicholson, The Amazing Transparent Man 
2005
Elza Radzina, Hamlet 
2005
Hal Frank, Thief 
2005
Henri Génès, The Sucker 
2006
Fernand Gignac, Canadian singer and actor (b. 1934) 
2006
Jamie Astaphan, Caribbean-born physician (b. 1946) 
2006
Jeff Tennyson, History on a Bun 
2006
Jan Spáta, Respice finem 
2006
Fernand Gignac, Les moineau et les Pinson 
2006
Stefan Witas, Inspekcja pana Anatola 
2006
Lorena Parlee, Cesar's Last Fast 
2006
Bertil Malmqvist, De många sängarna 
2006
Elk Alves, Meu Japão Brasileiro 
2007
Michael Deaver, Reagan Administration Deputy White House Chief of Staff (b. 1938) 
2007
Magdalen Nabb, The Marshal 
2007
Michael Deaver, Week 1 
2008
Jack Robert Ramsey, Possums 
2008
Gerhard Branstner, Alarm am See 
2008
Missy, Bad Wives 
2008
Henry Djanik, Time Masters 
2008
Floyd Peters, Minnesota Vikings vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 
2008
Manny Farber, Negative Space 
2008
Jacques Demeure, Portrait-souvenir: Molière 
2008
Frantisek Zvarík, The Shop on Main Street 
2008
Elmer Willhoite, The All American 
2009
Kim Dae-jung,15th President of South Korea (b. 1925) 
2009
Robert Novak, American journalist and commentator (b. 1931) 
2009
Steve Garfinkel, Signs 
2009
Rose Friedman, Free to Choose 
2009
Robert D. Novak, Boogie Man: The Lee Atwater Story 
2009
Hugo Loetscher, O mein Papa 
2009
Fernanda Pivano, The Legendary Life of Ernest Hemingway 
2009
Hanna Bedrynska, W domu 
2009
Jerome Hawks, Sasqua 
2009
Mehmet Fistik, Auf neuen Wegen (2): Feiertage gibt es nicht 
2009
Hildegard Behrens, Tosca 
2009
Milan Slavický, Romeo and Juliet 
2009
Dae-jung Kim, Dragon Tuka 
2010
Hal Connolly, American Athlete and hammer thrower (b.1931) 
2010
Scott Davis, American Announcer of Track and Field (b.1943) 
2010
Benjamin Kaplan, copyright scholar 
2010
Dennis Kevis, Storm 
2010
Rina Franchetti, Two Happy Hearts 
2010
Mike Cassey, Angel on Fire 
2010
Kenny Edwards, 8 Seconds 
2010
Joska Pilissy, Le guépiot 
2010
Efraim Sevela, Popugay, govoryashchiy na idish 
2010
Hal Connolly, Fists of Freedom: The Story of the '68 Summer Games 
2011
Anatoliy Savchenko, Junior and Karlson 
2011
Johnson, Kireedam 
2011
Norm Willey, The Complete History of the Philadelphia Eagles 
2011
Jun'ichi Takagi, Rampo 
2011
Samir Chanda, Rang De Basanti 
2011
Ronny, Episode dated 5 November 1974 
2011
Gary Ticehurst, The Matrix Reloaded 
2011
Jean Tabary, Iznogoud 
2011
Edie Wasserman, The Last Mogul 
2012
Scott McKenzie, American singer, dies at 73 
2012
Robert Weldon, Dead Men Tell 
2012
Winnie Johnson, Ian Brady: Endgames of a Psychopath 
2012
Scott McKenzie, Forrest Gump 
2012
George Bowers, From Hell 
2012
Ken Walker, Cool World 
2012
Alan Bateman, Nancy Wake 
2013
Dezső Gyarmati, Hungarian water polo player, dies at 85 
2013
Brand Inglis, The Thief, the Gang and Jeremiah 
2013
Frank Hopf, Inside Man 
2013
Dezso Gyarmati, Puskás Hungary 
2013
Zbigniew Czeski, Brunet wieczorowa pora 
2013
Rolv Wesenlund, Den siste Fleksnes 
2013
Karel Jesátko, Lemonade Joe 
2013
Kingsley Colton, Valerie 
2013
Albert Murray, Bluesland: A Portrait in American Music 
2013
Adela Fernandez, Soy el hijo del gallero 
2014
Don Pardo, TV announcer (Jeopardy, Saturday Night Live), dies at 96 
2014
Larry Randolph, Chaplin 
2014
Colin McQuillan, One Hundred and Eighty: The Tour Documentary 
2014
Don Pardo, Jeopardy! 
2014
Sam Galbraith, Episode dated 30 October 2003 
2014
Jock MacKelvie, Angel in Love 
2014
Ole Hvidman, Nattens engel 
2014
Fanny Morweiser, Das Königsstechen 
2014
James Alexander Gordon, Episode #6.101 
2014
Charles M. Young, Classic Albums: Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols 
2014
Néstor D'Alessandro, Trapito 
2015
Felicja Blaszynska, Struktura krysztalu 
2015
Oleg Durygin, The Bourne Supremacy 
2015
Roger Smalley, Fran 
2015
Radmila Jovancicevic, The Wounds 
2015
András Békés, Parasztbecsület 
2015
Louis Stokes, Oswald's Ghost 
2015
Bud Yorkin, Start the Revolution Without Me 
2015
Ivan Nemtsev, The Dust of Time 
2015
Russ Henderson, Someone Waiting 
2015
Dean Stock, A Grim Becoming 
2015
Rama Messinger, Ha-Lev Shel Amalia 
2015
Khalid Al-As'ad, A Force from the Desert 
2016
Love Story director Arthur Hiller dies, aged 92 
2016
Nine Inch Nails Keyboardist James Woolley Dies Aged 50 
2017
Former X Games competitor Jason Brown dies at age 46 
2018
Jill Janus, lead singer of metal band Huntress, dies at 43 
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