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2013Seamus Heaney, Irish poet and playwright (Nobel Prize in Literature)

1981Vera-Ellen, actress (Big Leaguer, On the Town), dies of cancer at 60

1940J. J. Thomson, English physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1856)

2003Charles Bronson, American actor, dies at 81

August 30th Deaths
Date Event
524
Chlodomer, Frankish King of Orléans dies at about 29 
526
Theodorik the Great, King of Ostrogoten (b. 454) 
1181
Alexander III, [Orlando Bandinelli], Italian Pope (1159-81), dies 
1428
Emperor Shōkō (b. 1401) 
1482
Louis van Bourbon, prince-Bishop of Luik (Cluppelslagers), dies 
1483
Louis XI, King of France (1461-83), dies at 60 
1529
Juan del Encina, composer, dies at 61 
1580
Emanuel Philibert, Duke of Savoy/governor of Netherlands, dies 
1617
Rose of Lima, Peruvian saint (b. 1586) 
1619
Shimazu Yoshihiro, Japanese samurai and warlord (b. 1535) 
1666
Benedictus Carpzovius, [Benedikt Carpzov], German lawyer, dies 
1723
Anton van Leeuwenhoek, Dutch tradesman and scientist (b. 1632) 
1745
Jean-Baptiste Maurice Quinault, composer, dies at 57 
1751
Christopher Polhem, Swedish scientist and inventor (b. 1661) 
1808
Joseph Anton Bauer, composer, dies at 83 
1809
Ignacy Potocki, Polish Foreign Minister (constitution), dies 
1826
Theodor Zwetler, composer, dies at 67 
1844
Francis Baily, English astronomer/mathematician (Baily's Beads), dies 
1856
Gilbert Abbott à Beckett, English writer (b. 1811) 
1862
Charles Bernard Desormes, French Physicist and Chemist (carbon monoxide and carbon disulphide compositions), dies at 91 
1879
John B Hood, confederate general (lost Atlanta), dies at 48 
1886
Ferris Jacobs, Jr., American politician (b. 1836) 
1896
Alexei Lobanov-Rostovsky, Russian statesman (b. 1824) 
1901
Eduardo Prado, Edu, Coração de Ouro 
1903
Vincente F Lopez, historian (Historia the Chile), dies at 87 
1904
Kate Fanny Loder, composer, dies at 79 
1906
Hans Auer, Swiss architect (b. 1847) 
1907
Richard Mansfield, American actor and manager (b. 1857) 
1910
Albert Vandal, French earl/historian (Napoleon), dies at 57 
1914
Adrian H Stewart, British lieutenant, dies in battle in Cameroon at 26 
1914
Aleksandr Samsonov, Russian general, commits suicide 
1915
Paul Armstrong, Salomy Jane 
1917
Uritsky, leader of Petrogradse Czech, dies 
1919
Johann Sigurjonsson, Icelandic writer (Dr Rung), dies 
1926
Eddie Lyons, Too Many Burglars 
1928
Wilhelm Wien, Ger physicist (laws of motion, Nobel 1911), dies at 64 
1928
Robert Reinert, Nerves 
1929
Ivo Vojnovic, Nevjera 
1930
William H Taft, 27th US President (1909-13), dies 
1931
Emilie Sannom, La fanciulla dell'aria 
1932
Willem M van Rossum, cardinal/prefect of Propaganda Fide, dies at 77 
1934
Earnest L Wolzogen, German writer (That tolle Komtess), dies at 79 
1934
Charles B. Dillingham, Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ 
1934
Camillo Antona Traversi, Il segreto del dottore 
1934
Louis K. Webb, Foolish Wives 
1934
Donald W. Lee, Partners 
1935
Henri Barbusse, French writer (Le feu), dies at 62 
1937
Adele Sandrock, Kirschen in Nachbars Garten 
1938
Max Factor, make-up artist and cosmetic manufacturer (b. 1877) 
1938
Futaba Kinoshita, Kurama hachiryu 
1938
Karl Elzer, Morast 
1938
Waldemar Young, The Unknown 
1939
Hans Rehmann, Klippen der Ehe 
1939
Henry J. Buxton, An Amateur Devil 
1940
J. J. Thomson, English physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1856) 
1940
Earl Taggert, The Sin of Madelon Claudet 
1940
Errol Taggart, The Public Pays 
1941
Peder Oluf Pedersen, Danish engineer and physicist (b. 1874) 
1941
Marie von Buelow, Sein letzter Seitensprung 
1941
Lawrence Tarver, Bored of Education 
1942
John Willard, The Cat and the Canary 
1943
A[braham] [P] Merritt, author (Moon Pool, Creep Shadow!), dies at 58 
1944
Morten Nielsen, Danish resistance fighter, dies 
1944
Ryûtarô Nakane, Sukedachi shobai 
1945
A. Dorian Otvos, 20,000 Cheers for the Chain Gang 
1946
Grigory Semyonov, Russian counter-revolutionary (executed) (b. 1890) 
1947
Gunnar Sommerfeldt, Markens grøde 
1949
Arthur Fielder, England cricket fast bowler (6 Tests 1903-08), dies 
1949
Sinoël, The Last Billionaire 
1950
Alexander Kökert, Play in the Summer Breezes 
1951
Konstantin Märska, Vigased pruudid 
1952
Arky Vaughn, infielder (Pirates & Dodgers), drowns 
1952
Arky Vaughan, Pennant Chasers 
1953
Dimiter Nenov, composer, dies at 51 
1953
Margarete Slezak, Das Mädel aus der Hödrichsmühle 
1953
Gaetano Merola, Love Me Forever 
1956
Jose Antonio de Donostia, composer, dies at 70 
1956
Jack Casey, Valley of Terror 
1957
Erich von Neusser, Donogoo 
1958
Lyn Osborn, Invasion of the Saucer Men 
1958
George Robinson, Son of Frankenstein 
1960
Al Rockett, Follow the Boys 
1960
Sue MacVeigh, Grand Central Murder 
1961
Charles Coburn, actor (Heaven Can Wait, Idiot's Delight), dies at 84 
1961
Charles Coburn, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes 
1962
Al Tomaini,  
1962
Jackie Lowe, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington 
1963
Axel Stordahl, orchestra leader (Frank Sinatra Show), dies at 50 
1963
Guy Burgess, English-born Soviet spy (b. 1911) 
1963
E.J. Mannix, The Candid Camera Story (Very Candid) of the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures 1937 Convention 
1964
Wesley Lau, actor (Lt Anderson-Perry Mason), dies at 43 
1964
Georg Fraser, Anuschka 
1968
William Talman, actor (Hamilton-Perry Mason), dies at 53 
1970
Anna Casati, Italian marchesa, murdered at 41 
1970
Del Moore, actor/announcer (Cal-Bachelor Father), dies at 53 
1970
Del Moore, American comedian (b. 1916) 
1971
Géza Márky, Nehéz kesztyük 
1974
Abraham Schierbeek, Dutch biologist (Leeuwenhoek), dies at 87 
1977
Rózsi Ács, Haber's Photo Shop 
1977
Ernie Pinckert, Hold 'Em Jail 
1980
Franco Enriquez, Pagliacci 
1980
Bernardo Santareno, The Vows 
1980
Ben Gutterman, The Living Ghost 
1980
Wanda Capodaglio, Chronicle of Poor Lovers 
1981
Mohammad Ali Rajai, president of Iran, assassinated by a bomb 
1981
Mohammad Javad Bahonar, prime minister of Iran, assassinated by a bomb 
1981
Vera-Ellen, actress (Big Leaguer, On the Town), dies of cancer at 60 
1981
Rita Webb, To Sir, with Love 
1981
Vera-Ellen, White Christmas 
1981
Arthur De Kuh, Baby Face 
1982
Leo[nhard] Pappenheim, conductor, dies at 86 
1982
Emil Manov, Captive Flock 
1982
Eugene Loring, Funny Face 
1983
Arkadi Shafran, Na Dunae 
1983
Lou Weber, The Happy Thieves 
1983
Aleksandr Khanov, Minin i Pozharskiy 
1983
Wade Dumas, Harlem Rides the Range 
1983
Zygmunt Malawski, Night Train 
1984
Tibor Fehér, Kilenc hónap 
1984
Sawako Ariyoshi, The River Kino 
1984
Emil Newman, The Best Years of Our Lives 
1984
Wesley Lau, I Want to Live! 
1984
Jozef Medved, Racha, chemi sikvaruli 
1984
John Aalberg, Citizen Kane 
1985
Taylor Caldwell, English-born author (b. 1900) 
1985
Tom Howard, 2001: A Space Odyssey 
1985
Paul Bryar, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid 
1985
Donald Proffitt, Hi'-Neighbor! 
1985
André Villon, Chegou a Hora, Camaradas! 
1985
Taylor Caldwell, Testimony of Two Men 
1985
Paul H. Landis, Is This Love? 
1986
Otto Mortensen, composer, dies at 79 
1986
Charles Elledge, Hot Summer in Barefoot County 
1986
Tanja Knezic, Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh 
1986
Otto Mortensen, Socialdemokraternes kongres 
1986
John Tuggle, New York Giants vs. Washington Redskins 
1986
István Dobos, Férjhez menni tilos! 
1987
Vic Silayan, Of the Flesh 
1987
George Mikes, Episode #1.1 
1987
Doris Farrington, Her Big Brother 
1988
Albert F. Frey-Wyssling, Swiss Botanist, dies at 87 
1989
Joe De Santis, dies at 80 
1989
Seymour Krim, American journalist, essayist, and literary critic (b. 1922) 
1989
Geneviève Morel, Pattes blanches 
1989
Joe De Santis, The Professionals 
1989
Seymour Krim, Kerouac, the Movie 
1989
Atze Taconis, Border Wolves 
1989
Joe Collins, Game 7 
1989
Erich Thormann, Moral 
1990
Roberto Bordoni, The Age of Love 
1991
Alan Wheatley, English actor (Adventure of Robin Hood), dies at 84 
1991
Hans Koetsier, sculptor artist (KLM-Schiphol), dies 
1991
Jean Tinguely, Swiss sculptor artist (moving objects), dies 
1991
Bertie Hare, Confessions of a Summer Camp Councillor 
1991
Alan Wheatley, Brighton Rock 
1991
Vladimir Padrunek,  
1991
Inga Berggren, Secrets of Women 
1992
Hideo Gosha, Goyokin 
1992
Igor Vuskovich, Staraya, staraya skazka 
1992
Kimmo Otsamo, The Star and the Birch Tree 
1992
Bobby Richer, The 54th Annual Academy Awards 
1992
Anne-Marie Ferrières, Peace Over the Fields 
1992
Claude Barma, Du côté de l'enfer 
1993
Richard Jordan, US actor (Hunt for Red October, Posse), dies at 55 
1993
Cathryn Caviness, The Blood of Jesus 
1993
Isaurinha Garcia, Road to Crime 
1993
Richard Jordan, The Hunt for Red October 
1993
Milos Zutic, The Battle of Kosovo 
1994
Lindsay Anderson, British director/critic (If ...), dies at 71 
1994
Michael Gribble, film animator (Mike & Spike Festival), dies at 42 
1994
Mike, Winter 
1994
Lindsay Anderson, If.... 
1995
Dame Pattie Maie Menzies, Australian, dies at 96 
1995
Fischer S Black Jr, financial Theorist, dies at 57 
1995
Frank Perry, film director, dies at 65 
1995
Holmes Sterling Morrison, musician, dies at 53 
1995
Thomas Chalmers, broadcaster, dies at 82 
1995
Sterling Morrison, School of Rock 
1995
Lettie Lee, Hitch Hike Lady 
1995
Angele Ritter, Psycho III 
1995
Bob Roberts, Body and Soul 
1995
Hitomi Yamaguchi, Izakaya Chôji 
1996
Christine Pascal, actress/director (Smile, Elsa), dies at 43 
1996
Jose Toribio Merino, admiral/milt junta of Chile (1973-80), dies at 80 
1996
Louise Brown, dancer/teacher, dies at 89 
1996
Christine Pascal, 'Round Midnight 
1996
James Elward, Episode #1.50 
1996
Alfredo B. Crevenna, Una mujer en la calle 
1996
Bobbie Hickman,  
1996
Cordell Hickman, The Biscuit Eater 
1996
Goliarda Sapienza, Abandoned 
1996
Laura Adani, Borsalino 
1997
Frunze Dovlatyan, A Lonely Nut-Tree 
1997
Toshiya Fujita, Lady Snowblood 
1997
Kaaren Erickson, Götterdämmerung 
1998
Rita Veth, Belle 
1998
Herb Kayde, Log 33: It All Happened So Fast 
1998
Denniz Pop, This Is the End 
1998
Douglas C. Jones, The Court-Martial of George Armstrong Custer 
1998
Sirkka Lindau, Bedragen 
1999
Raymond Poïvet, French comics artist (b. 1910) 
1999
Ernesto Concepción, El beso que me diste 
1999
Horrie Dargie, Episode #1.5 
2000
Adolf Furler, Sportschau 
2000
Gürdal Tosun, Sen hiç atesböcegi gördün mü? 
2000
Joseph H. Lewis, Gun Crazy 
2000
David Haskell, Body Double 
2001
Ivor Spencer-Thomas, English farmer, entrepreneur and inventor (b. 1907) 
2001
Julie Bishop, The Black Cat 
2001
Gilbert Mandelik, An Affair to Remember 
2001
Antoinette Kray, Husbands 
2001
Jose Andrews, Crocodile Dundee II 
2002
J. Lee Thompson, English film director (b. 1914) 
2002
David M. Bosley, Bloodbath at the House of Death 
2002
H. John Penner, Mission Galactica: The Cylon Attack 
2002
Dave Dalby, Super Bowl XVIII 
2002
Horst Wendlandt, Veronika Voss 
2002
John C. Hammell, Chinatown 
2002
Craig Kingsbury, Jaws 
2002
Billy Mahan, On Their Own 
2002
James R. Johnson, The Longest Day 
2002
Elion Sacker, Swoon 
2002
J. Lee Thompson, The Guns of Navarone 
2003
Charles Bronson, American actor, dies at 81 
2003
Donald Davidson, American philosopher (b. 1917) 
2003
Reg Thomason, Lucky Piece 
2003
Anthony Gasbarri, Casablanca 
2003
Aaron Kilner,  
2003
Bill Angert, Powel Crosley and the 20th Century 
2003
Claude Passeau,  
2003
Géza Pártos, Családi tüzhely 
2003
Branko Vukojevic, The Fall of Rock & Roll 
2003
Charles Bronson, Once Upon a Time in the West 
2003
Szabolcs Szabó, A tojáscsösz 
2003
Peter Meven, Boris Godounov 
2004
Fred Lawrence Whipple, American astronomer (b. 1906) 
2004
Indian Larry, American motorcycle builder and stuntman (b. 1949) 
2004
Indian Larry, Rockets Redglare! 
2004
Walter Derfer, Beverly Hills, 90210 
2004
Dely Atay-atayan, John and Marsha 
2004
Bob Sherman, Hellboy 
2004
Maureen Nolan, Cord 
2004
Fred Lawrence Whipple, Target... Earth? 
2005
Biao Fu, Happy Times 
2005
Mickey Scott, Big 
2005
Eladia Blázquez, Atreverse 
2005
Esther Salaman, The Immortal Hour 
2005
Peter Simons, Langs de kade 
2005
Lygia Sarmento, O Jovem Tataravô 
2005
Marty Scully, The Wild Thornberrys Movie 
2005
James H. Scheuer, All the Way Home 
2006
Glenn Ford, Canadian-born American actor (b. 1916) 
2006
Naguib Mahfouz, Egyptian writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1911) 
2006
Robin Cooke, Baron Cooke of Thorndon, New Zealand jurist and member of the British House of Lords (b. 1926) 
2006
Sara Larocca, The Vineyard 
2006
Igor Kio, Devochka na share 
2006
Naguib Mahfouz, Midaq Alley 
2006
Mel Sachs, Stuck on You! 
2006
Charlie Wagner, Boston Red Sox: 100 Years of Baseball History 
2006
Glenn Ford, Superman 
2007
Michael Jackson, British beer and whiskey author/expert. (b. 1942) 
2007
Charles Vanik, American politician (b. 1918) 
2007
Dusan Tadic, Frozen Stiff 
2007
José Luis de Vilallonga, Breakfast at Tiffany's 
2007
Michael Jackson, Beer Hunter: The Movie 
2007
Roef Ragas, Breaking the Waves 
2007
Blanca Sánchez, Bad Education 
2007
Nancy Littlefield, Manhattan 
2007
Conny Johansson, Älgigen 
2007
Helmut Krebs, The Merry Wives of Windsor 
2007
Sandy Feldstein, Bass Basics: Step One with Dale Titus 
2007
Michael Woulfe, Blood on the Sun 
2008
Killer Kowalski, Canadian professional wrestler (b. 1926) 
2008
Pasquale Africano, Big Deal After 20 Years 
2008
Marés González, Romané 
2008
Sam Loreno Sr., The Border 
2008
Walter 'Killer' Kowalski, The Wrestling Queen 
2008
Vasa Pantelic, The Prem 
2009
Ildikó Kishonti, Mephisto 
2009
Emmy Herzog, Emmy - 100 Jahre nie einen Liebeskummer 
2010
Alain Corneau, French filmmaker (b. 1943) 
2010
Victoria Longley, Celia 
2010
René Scheibli, Die Konvention Belzebir 
2010
Clyde Ware, The Spy with My Face 
2010
Ventura Cantú, Cazador de asesinos 
2010
Pauline Lapointe, La Florida 
2010
Alain Corneau, Tous les matins du monde 
2010
Jairo Aníbal Niño, Águilas no cazan moscas 
2010
Leroy H. Zehren, Tales of Robin Hood 
2011
Kim Swados, The Deer Hunter 
2011
Gillian Webb, In Another Country 
2011
Alla Baianova, Falansterul 
2011
Peggy Lloyd, Who Is Norman Lloyd? 
2011
Richard 'Cactus' Pryor, The Green Berets 
2012
Appie Gorter, Het eiland 
2012
Tamás Karácsony, Angyali üdvözlet 
2012
Vladimir Trukhanov, Vesyoloye snovideniye, ili smekh i slyozy 
2012
Charles Graffeo, 10 Things I Hate About You 
2012
Carlos Larrañaga, Strange Voyage 
2012
Gaeton Fonzi,  
2012
Chris Lighty, Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest 
2012
Daire Brehan, Raic 
2012
Bernardo Bonezzi, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown 
2012
Igor Kvasha, Tot samyy Myunkhgauzen 
2013
Seamus Heaney, Irish poet and playwright (Nobel Prize in Literature) 
2013
Alton Kumalo, Cry Freedom 
2013
Ron Feilen, Blonde Goddess 
2013
Anthony Debaeck, The Queen 
2013
Lotfi Mansouri, Moonstruck 
2013
Seamus Heaney, Stay 
2013
John 'Juke' Logan, The Iron Giant 
2013
Mirko Boman, The Treasure of the Silver Lake 
2013
Ryûichi Kaneko, WXIII: Patlabor the Movie 3 
2014
Peter Prichard, Glasgow: Big Night Out 
2014
Andrew V. McLaglen, McLintock! 
2014
Victoria Mallory, Santa Barbara 
2014
Charles Bowden, The House I Live In 
2014
Joseph E. Persico, Nuremberg 
2014
Giorgi Beridze, Absurdistan 
2014
Ion Oroveanu, De-as fi... Harap Alb 
2014
Mayumi Inaba, Endless Waltz 
2014
Peter Rocha, Die Schmerzen der Lausitz 
2015
Charlie Carlson, Henry Blackhart Is Dead! 
2015
Blondell Cummings, Retracing Steps: American Dance Since Postmodernism 
2015
Joshua Park, Blood Relic 
2015
Mauro Vestri, Il secondo tragico Fantozzi 
2015
Brad Anderson, Marmaduke 
2015
Hugo Rasmussen, Hugo Horwitz 
2015
Marvin Mandel, The Hunter 
2015
Guy Godin, Rope Around the Neck 
2015
Bart Cummings, Melbourne Cup Day 
2015
Mikhail Svetin, Deti chugunnykh bogov 
2015
Oliver Sacks, Awakenings 
2015
Wes Craven, Scream 
2015
Dan Iordachescu, Episode #1.2 
2016
Gene Wilder, star of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, dies aged 83 
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