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1854Friedrich WJ von Schelling, German philosopher, dies at 79

2012Phyllis Diller, American comedienne and actress, dies from natural causes at 95

August 20th Deaths
Date Event
535
Mochta of Louth, disciple of St. Patrick 
984
John XIV, [Petrus Canepanova], Italian Pope (983-84), dies 
1153
Bernard[us] van Clairvaux, French saint, dies 
1384
Geert Groote, Dutch founder of the Brethren of the Common Life, dies at 43 
1538
Aefgen Listinck, Dutch anabaptist, burned at stake 
1572
Miguel López de Legazpi, Spanish conquistador (b. 1502) 
1580
Jeronymo Osorio, Portuguese historian (b. 1506) 
1632
Valentin de Boulogne, French painter, buried at 38 
1639
Martin Opitz, German poet/historian (Troerinnen), dies at 41 
1643
Anne Hutchinson, English Puritan preacher, killed in Native American uprising (b. 1591) 
1648
Edward Herbert of Cherbury, English military/philosopher, dies at 65 
1672
Cornelis de Witt, Dutch, statesman, lynched at 49 
1672
Johan de Witt, advisor of Holland, lynched 
1679
Jacob Alting, Dutch theologist, dies at 60 
1680
William Bedloe, English informer (b. 1650) 
1701
Charles Sedley, English playwright (b. 1639) 
1707
Nicolas Gigault, French organist and composer (b. 1627) 
1773
Enrique Florez, Spanish historian (b. 1701) 
1799
Johann Christian Gottlob Eidenbenz, composer, dies at 37 
1804
Charles Floyd, only fatality of the Lewis & Clark Expedition 
1811
Louis Antoine de Bougainville, French explorer (b. 1729) 
1813
Jan Krtitel Vanhal, composer, dies at 74 
1823
Pius VII, [Luigi B Chiaramonti], Pope (1800-23), dies at 83 
1825
Richard Wainwright, composer, dies at 68 
1825
William Waldegrave, 1st Baron Radstock, Governor of Newfoundland (b. 1753) 
1854
Friedrich WJ von Schelling, German philosopher, dies at 79 
1854
Friedrich Wilhelm von Schelling, Hölderlin-Comics 
1856
Philipp Jakob Riotte, composer, dies at 80 
1864
Daniel Chaplin, US Union brig-general, dies 
1864
John H Kelly, US Confederate brig-general, dies in battle at 24 
1885
Edouard J A Agneessens, Flemish painter (Slave Market), dies at 42 
1887
Jules Laforgue, French poet (b. 1860) 
1887
Jules Laforgue, Hommelette for Hamlet, operetta inqualificabile (da J. Laforgue) 
1890
Frederick H. Hedge, Shenandoah 
1908
Louis Varney, composer, dies at 64 
1910
Arthur Coquard, composer, dies at 64 
1912
William Booth, English minister/founder (Leader des Heils), dies 
1912
William Booth, General and Staff Leaving Strand Hall 
1914
Pius X, [Giuseppe M Sarto], Pope (1903-14), dies 
1914
Pope Pius X, His Holiness, the Late Pope Pius X, and the Vatican 
1915
Paul Ehrlich, Germ geneologist (Chemotherapy, Nobel 1908), dies in 61 
1915
William H. West, The Dream Seekers 
1917
JFW Adolf Ritter von Baeyer, German chemist (Nobel 1905), dies 
1919
Gregor MacGregor, English cricket wicketkeeper (8 Tests 1890-93), dies 
1919
Greg MacGregor, England cricketer (b. 1869) 
1920
Salvador Rosich, El fusilamiento de Dorrego 
1925
Jakob Christoph Heer, Eternal Love 
1925
Erzsi B. Marton, Farsangi mámor 
1930
Charles Bannerman, cricketer (1st three Tests for Australia), dies 
1931
Waldemar von Baussnern, composer, dies at 64 
1932
Emille-Louis-Victor Mathieu, composer, dies at 87 
1932
Paul Keller, German writer (Vergrabenes Gut), dies at 59 
1932
Tadeusz Joteyko, composer, dies at 60 
1932
Peter Lang, Pete Tries the Stage 
1932
Paul Keller, Sohn ohne Heimat 
1935
Otakar Ostrcil, composer, dies at 56 
1935
Leo Donnelly, Broadway Gossip No. 3 
1935
Otakar Ostrcil, Poupe 
1935
Laura Mogensen, Paustians Uhr 
1935
Edith Roberts, The Age of Innocence 
1936
Hjalmar V. Pohjanheimo, Sunnuntaimetsästäjät 
1938
Edward O'Neill, The Mirage 
1940
Leon Trotsky, The Assassination of Trotsky 
1941
R. Henderson Bland, From the Manger to the Cross; or, Jesus of Nazareth 
1942
Walter Serner, The Tigress 
1942
Rudolph Spielmann, Chess Fever 
1942
Manfred Voss, Der Fremdenlegionär 
1943
Charles Schwanenflügel, Fristerinden 
1944
Alberto Quintero Álvarez, The Balloon of Cantoya 
1944
George A. McDaniel, Two Kinds of Love 
1944
Hans Fischinger, Dance of the Colors 
1945
A Roda Roda, writer, dies at 73 
1945
Roda-Roda, Der falsche Feldmarschall 
1946
Rags Ragland, Anchors Aweigh 
1946
Paul Leyssac, Arise, My Love 
1947
Franz VM Cumont, Belgian religious historian, dies at 79 
1948
David John de Lloyd, composer, dies at 65 
1949
Estelle Short, There Is No Place Like Home 
1952
Kurt Schumacher, German politician/chairman (SPD), dies 
1952
Gusztáv Pártos, Lonesome 
1952
Henry Mortimer, Her Great Price 
1953
Harold Clandenning, Tarzan and the Huntress 
1956
William Lally, The Super Snooper 
1957
Kazimiera Horbowska, Zlota maska 
1957
Jack O'Neil, Otto the Hero 
1958
Joe Novak, The Vanishing Legion 
1959
Alfred Kubin, writer, dies at 82 
1959
Edith Blythe,  
1959
Maceo Bruce Sheffield, Lady Luck 
1960
Rudolf Moser, composer, dies at 68 
1961
Vilhjalmur Stefansson, Arctic explorer, dies at 82 
1961
Gwen Lee, Laugh, Clown, Laugh 
1962
Charles Maxwell, Charlie Chan at the Opera 
1962
J. Frank Holliday, The Strong Man 
1963
Joan Voûte, Dutch astronomer (b. 1879) 
1964
Mary Elizabeth Forbes, A Child in Judgment 
1967
Walter Krueger, Universal Newsreel 
1968
Earl Sande, US jockey (Kentucky Derby), dies at 69 
1970
Hildo Krop, modernistic sculptor, dies at 86 
1971
Rashid Minhas, Pakistani Air Force pilot (b. 1951) 
1974
Ilona Massey, actress (Love HAppy, Holiday in Mexico), dies at 62 
1976
Phyllis Konstam, actress (Murder, Skin Game), dies at 69 
1978
Ivan Jirko, composer, dies at 51 
1978
Petros John Petridis, composer, dies at 86 
1978
Helge Norél, Red Meadows 
1980
Otto Frank, father of Anne Frank, dies at 91 
1980
Joe Dassin, American singer (b. 1938) 
1980
Yuri Lavrov, Bolshaya zhizn 
1980
Sherman A. Harris, The Lone Ranger and the Lost City of Gold 
1980
Joe Dassin, The Darjeeling Limited 
1980
Naemi Briese, Summer with Monika 
1982
Ulla Jacobsson, Swedish actress (Zulu), dies of bone cancer at 53 
1982
Libuse Freslová, Vlcí jáma 
1982
Ulla Jacobsson, Zulu 
1982
Václav Voska, Mord in Frankfurt 
1982
James M. Walters Sr., The Blue Dahlia 
1982
Edward Ludwig, The Fighting Seabees 
1983
Kerwin Duinmeijer, Dutch of Antillean descent, murdered by in a racially motivated attack at 15 
1983
Gerhard von Graevenitz, The Film of the Authority 
1983
Emil Martonffi, Egy bolond százat csinál 
1983
Karin Haage, Graaf Foto en de Fotograaf 
1984
Aleksandr Ivanov, Zhurnal politsatiry No. 2 
1985
Harchand Singh Longowai, Sikh leader, shot by Sikh extremists 
1986
Donn Bennett, TV host (The Big Idea), dies at 76 
1986
Thad Jones, jazz trumpeter, dies of cancer at 63 
1986
Walter Brooke, actor (DA Scanlon-Green Hornet), dies at 71 
1986
Milton Acorn, Canadian poet (b. 1923) 
1986
Milton Acorn, In Love and Anger: Milton Acorn - Poet 
1986
Barbara Bartay, One Spooky Night 
1986
Henry Adams, God's Little Acre 
1986
Donn Bennett, The Big Idea 
1986
Edward Howell, Careful, He Might Hear You 
1986
Walter Brooke, The Graduate 
1987
Winifred Bryson, The Hunchback of Notre Dame 
1987
Filip Jánský, Riders in the Sky 
1988
Ken Knox, The Giant Gila Monster 
1988
Roger Briaucourt, Mr. Hulot's Holiday 
1988
Milorad Spasojevic, Mount of Lament 
1988
Chris Gittins, Fresh as Paint 
1988
Leon McAuliffe, Wyoming Hurricane 
1989
Henry Brock, The Big Broad 
1989
Erling Dalsborg, We Are All Demons 
1989
H.B. Halicki, Gone in Sixty Seconds 
1989
Kitty Menendez,  
1989
Joseph LaShelle, The Apartment 
1989
Jose Menendez,  
1989
José Menéndez, Pound Puppies and the Legend of Big Paw 
1989
George Adamson, Christian the Lion 
1990
Marc Turfkruijer, Flemish movie journalist/writer, dies 
1990
Tim Barrett, The Mummy's Shroud 
1990
Safiye Filiz, Hak asiklari 
1990
Rudi Gellesch, Das große Spiel 
1991
Betty Bowden, British dancer/actress (Vote for Nigel), dies at 86 
1991
Lenore Strunsky Gershwin, widow of Ira Gershwin, dies at 90 
1991
Herbert Ferber, Masters of Modern Sculpture Part III: The New World 
1991
Don Henderson, The Stringybark Massacre 
1991
Irving A. Feinberg, The City on the Edge of Forever 
1991
Leonore Gershwin, Porgy and Bess 
1992
Ivan Nikolayevich Anikeyev, cosmonaut, dies at 59 
1992
William Taylor, chairman (FDIC), dies at 53 
1992
Kathryn Harte,  
1992
Jerzy Januszewicz, Zólw 
1993
Bernard Delfgaauw, philosopher (Johnson murderer!), dies at 80 
1993
Jean Dean, The Pirate 
1993
Sydney Arnold, The Crimson Permanent Assurance 
1993
Jurica Dijakovic, The Siege 
1993
Friedrich Meyer, Erfolg 
1993
Nélio Pinheiro, O Jeca e a Freira 
1994
Aleksander Petrovic, film Director, dies at 65 
1994
Kalman Kahana, Polish co-founder of state Israel, dies at 81 
1994
Júlia Osváth, Erkel 
1994
Aleksandar Petrovic, I Even Met Happy Gypsies 
1994
Odessa Clay, When We Were Kings 
1995
Hugo Pratt, graphic artist, dies at 68 
1995
John E Gilmore, tenor Saxophonist, dies at 63 
1995
Paul Foster, singer, dies at 75 
1995
Vladimir Skutina, writer playwright/journalist, dies at 64 
1995
Von McDaniel, baseball player, dies at 56 
1995
William Kennedy, baseball player, dies at 76 
1995
Red Rhodes, Nesmith Live 
1995
Viktor Dombrovsky, Khovanschina 
1995
Giorgio Sciommer, The Visit 
1995
Jirí Lír, Amadeus 
1995
Hugo Pratt, Corto Maltese in Siberia 
1995
Mary Ellen Gaines, Donna Summer: From Disco to Diva 
1995
Maly Delschaft, The Last Laugh 
1996
George Brian Snape, businessman/rugby league entrepreneur, dies at 81 
1996
Rio Reiser, rock singer, dies at 46 
1996
Rio Reiser, Der Pott 
1996
Michael Tamburro, Die Hard 2 
1997
Norris Bradbury, American physicist (b. 1909) 
1997
Ibrahim Seck, Madame Rosa 
1997
Bill Mitchell, You Only Live Twice 
1997
Leo Jaffe, Preminger: Anatomy of a Filmmaker 
1997
William Humphrey, Home from the Hill 
1998
Raquel Rastenni, Danish singer (b. 1915) 
1998
António Assunção, The House of the Spirits 
1998
Norman Symonds, The Taming of the Shrew 
1998
Hayde Chikly, The Girl from Carthage 
1998
Ewa Zdzieszynska, W domu 
1998
Eddie Shipstad, The Ice Follies of 1939 
1998
Kazimierz Dziewanowski, Droga na zachód 
1999
Johannes Claerbout, Held 
1999
Bobby Sheehan, Blues Traveler: Live - Thinnest of Air 
1999
Margaret Wright, The Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter 
2000
David Hood, Criminal Law 
2000
Mitch Halpern, Play It to the Bone 
2000
Silvio Francesco, Episode #1.8 
2000
Lillie Claus, Die Koffer des Herrn O.F. 
2000
Becky Klabin, Tempo de Viver 
2000
Patti Zimmitti, Good Will Hunting 
2000
Christopher Burkott, Good Advice 
2001
Sir Fred Hoyle, English astronomer and science fiction writer (b. 1915) 
2001
Kim Stanley, American actress (b. 1925) 
2001
Lasse Aaltio, Mallorcalainen rapsodia 
2001
Fred Hoyle, A for Andromeda 
2001
Luiz Carlos Vinhas, Roleta Russa 
2001
Kim Stanley, The Right Stuff 
2001
Barnett Shaw, Mars Needs Women 
2001
Walter Reed, Seven Men from Now 
2001
Kikue Môri, Ugetsu 
2002
John Willett, Baal 
2002
Christopher Columbus, Moon Over Harlem 
2002
Ross Sturlin, Night of the Blood Beast 
2002
Rod Allin, Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom 
2003
Andrew Ray, The Mudlark 
2003
Buck Henshaw, Black Widow 
2003
César Alvarez Blanco, La burrerita de Ypacaraí 
2003
Jack Konzal, The Cycle Savages 
2003
Brianne Murphy, Square Pegs 
2004
Leslie Shepard, Service for Southend 
2004
Elberta Hunter, Red Headed Stranger 
2004
María Antonieta Pons, La hija del penal 
2004
Hilda Allen, Falling in Love Again 
2005
Thomas Herrion, American football player (b. 1981) 
2005
Krzysztof Raczkowski, Polish drummer (b. 1970) 
2005
Clifford Williams, The Comedy of Errors 
2005
Jenõ Korcsmáros, Devictus Vincit 
2005
Robert Allen, If Looks Could Kill 
2006
Claude Blanchard, French-Canadian singer, comedian and actor (b. 1932) 
2006
Joe Rosenthal, American photographer (b. 1911) 
2006
Cpl Bryan Budd VC, British soldier (Afghanistan) (b. 1977) 
2006
Alexander Cushing, Episode #5.4 
2006
Giuseppe Moccia, Il soldato di ventura 
2006
Roger Donoghue, On the Waterfront 
2006
Claude Blanchard, Music Hall 
2006
Tuncer Necmioglu, Law of the Border 
2006
Jean Laugier, Romain Kalbris 
2006
Joe Rosenthal, Decisive Moments: The Photographs That Made History 
2006
Vashti McCollum, The Lord Is Not on Trial Here Today 
2007
Leona Helmsley, American hotel operator and real estate investor (b. 1920) 
2007
Larry Hartsell, American martial artist, bodyguard, trainer, student of Bruce Lee and Dan Inosanto (b. 1942) 
2007
Stanislav Mikhin, 977 
2007
Dick Linkroum, Let's Join Joanie 
2007
Michael Danzinger, Episode #1.1 
2007
Anatoliy Bobrovskiy, Vozvrashchenie 'Svyatogo Luki' 
2007
Leona Helmsley, 1989 
2007
Károly Bécsy, Erózió 
2008
Hua Guofeng, former Chairman of the Chinese Communist Party, succeeding Mao Zedong in 1976 and being replaced by Hu Yaobang in 1981 (b. 1921) 
2008
Stephanie Tubbs Jones, American politician (b. 1949) 
2008
Gene Upshaw, American football player and union leader (b. 1945) 
2008
Pierre-André Boutang, Polanski par Polanski 
2008
Delores James, The Doll 
2008
Margaret Douglas, Episode dated 17 November 1969 
2008
Eric Longworth, Episode #1.668 
2008
Gene Upshaw, Rebels of Oakland: The A's, the Raiders, the '70s 
2008
Stephanie Tubbs Jones, Bradley Whitford 
2008
Leopoldo Serran, Four Days in September 
2009
Larry Knechtel, American keyboard player and bassist (b. 1940) 
2009
Semyon Farada, Formula of Love 
2009
Rosalío Solano, Zombie Apocalypse 
2009
Ion Sasaran, Return from Hell 
2009
Helmi Mareich, Hotel du Commerce 
2009
Dudu Topaz, Bubot 
2009
Marialise Gumm, Shrimps for a Day 
2009
Karla Kuskin, Beyond the Stars: A Space Story 
2009
Gordon Woods, Critter Creations 
2009
Pieter Lutz, The Lift 
2009
Zofia Komeda-Trzcinska, Komeda: A Soundtrack for a Life 
2009
Larry Knechtel, Last Summer 
2009
Don Lipp, The Big Showdown 
2010
Peter D. Gelles, Abandon 
2010
Conny Mus, Episode dated 18 April 2001 
2010
Jack Horkheimer, Star Gazers 
2010
Stanislav Sokolov, Konets sveta 
2010
Gyda Hansen, Pusher 
2010
Tiberio Murgia, Big Deal on Madonna Street 
2010
Robert Rowland, Casino Royale 
2011
Patricia Hardy, The Case of the Haunted Husband 
2011
Reza Badiyi, Out of Mind, Out of Sight 
2011
John O'Brien, Iron Man 
2012
Phyllis Diller, American comedienne and actress, dies from natural causes at 95 
2012
Meles Zenawi, Ethiopian Prime Minister, dies from liver cancer at 57 
2012
Dom Mintoff, Maltese Prime Minister, dies at 96 
2012
Chris Schadrack, The People vs. Larry Flynt 
2012
Virginia Dwyer, As the World Turns 
2012
Phyllis Diller, A Bug's Life 
2012
Avelino Pousa Antelo, Castelao e os irmáns da liberdade 
2012
Meles Zenawi, Kampf ums Wasser 
2013
Marian McPartland, English-born American Jazz musician, dies at 95 
2013
Elmore Leonard, American author, dies from complications from a stroke at 87 
2013
Ted Post, Magnum Force 
2013
Richard G. Heimann, Godspell 
2013
Erdinç Dinçer, In Nowhere Land 
2013
Ewa Petelska, Czarne skrzydla 
2013
Václav Svorc, As Good as Poison 
2013
Erik Neutsch, Spur der Steine 
2013
Marian McPartland, The Human Stain 
2013
Richard Angas, The Yeomen of the Guard 
2013
Sathima Bea Benjamin, Abdullah Ibrahim: A Struggle for Love 
2013
Elmore Leonard, Jackie Brown 
2013
Nina Olkhina, Dostigaev i drugie 
2013
Domonique Duffy, Episode dated 30 March 2011 
2014
Buddy MacMaster, The White Stripes Under Great White Northern Lights 
2014
Gert Schaefer, Mia and the Millionaire 
2014
Klaus Zapf, Episode #4.10 
2014
B.K.S. Iyengar, Enlighten Up! 
2014
Edmund Szoka, Pope John Paul II: Part I/Pope John Paul II: Part II/Jane Fonda: My Life So Far - Part I 
2014
Bill Stratton, A Son's Promise 
2014
Ken Griffiths, Patagonia 
2014
Earl Calloway, The Black Press: Soldiers Without Swords 
2015
Lev Durov, Meshcherskie 
2015
Laurent Rossi, Tino Rossi 
2015
Lina Morgan, La tonta del bote 
2015
Andrei Voynovsky, Chudak iz pyatogo B 
2015
Sid Siegel, Two Before Zero 
2015
Egon Bahr, Der Tunnel 
2015
Melody Patterson, The Cycle Savages 
2015
Liz Perle, 50 Children: The Rescue Mission of Mr. And Mrs. Kraus 
2015
Lars Amble, The Simple-Minded Murderer 
2015
Avgust Baltrusaitis, Boba i slon 
2016
Rugrats voice actor Jack Riley dies aged 80 
2017
US comedian and activist Dick Gregory dies aged 84 
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